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Cuts mean 140 UF staff may face layoffs


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org


UF would lay off about 140 faculty and
staff under the 10-percent budget proposals
that have been released by its colleges so far.
The proposals from UF's 16 colleges and
13 administrative units are due to UF Provost


Joe Glover today, though some may come in a
little late, Glover said.
Fourteen colleges have released their pro-
posals, or drafts of them, so far.
The College of Veterinary Medicine and
the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
had not released their proposals as of Tuesday
afternoon. No proposals for administrative
units, which include the offices of the presi-


dent and provost, could be obtained.
The number of people who would be laid
off under the proposals is only one measure
of how many people
U F could lose their jobs
Administration if UF has to cut its
state-funded budget
by 10 percent, or $72 million to $75 million.
There are also dozens of temporary faculty,


such as adjunct faculty members or visiting
professors, as well as graduate assistants and
student workers whose contracts would not
be renewed, all of which do not count as lay-
offs. After most of the proposals are turned
in today, and stragglers submit theirs over
the next few days, Glover said his office will
begin analyzing the data and prioritizing the
SEE CUTS, PAGE 11


ADMINISTRATION

Documentary Institute


may be cut entirely


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The 20 students enrolled in UF's award-
winning Documentary Institute would be the
last to graduate before its program ceases to
exist under a $909,000 budget cut proposal
unveiled last week.
College of Journalism and Communica-
tions Dean John Wright's proposal would
eliminate the Documentary Institute and its
accompanying master's degree program in
documentary film.
The program's removal would cause four
faculty, two of whom are tenured professors,
to lose their jobs, in addition to seven faculty
positions and one staff position that would
be slashed from other areas in the college.
"I'm just scratching my head at all of this,"
said Churchill Roberts, co-director of the in-


stitute.
Roberts said the institute received support
from Wright until the college was hit with
budget cuts.
"But he never really asked us about the
program, so maybe that means he just wasn't
interested," Roberts said.
The 11-year-old master's program is na-
tionally ranked among the best academic
documentary programs. Work produced by
students in the college has also been nomi-
nated for the student Emmy Award for best
student documentary the past three years
and won the award the past two years.
"I've talked to several people about this,
and they all said that a good university
would protect its good programs," Roberts
said. "They'd find a way."
In an interview last week, Wright said he
SEE DOCUMENTARY, PAGE 11


* VIOLATING BARS MUST STOP
ADMITTING PATRONS UNDER 21.

Bars will face stiffer penalties for un-
derage drinking violations starting today,
as a contested Gainesville ordinance takes
effect.
The ordinance requires that the city tally
bars' underage drinking violations, forcing
bars that exceed the specified number of vi-
olations, depending on capacity, to refuse
entrance to patrons under 21 years old.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, a recently re-elect-
ed city commissioner who championed the
ordinance, believes that it has improved


the situation even before taking effect, she
said.
"There is already a lot more interest
from bar owners in reduc-
ing violations," she said,
citing a presentation given
by GPD on the subject.
The purpose of the
ordinance is not to elimi-
nate underage drinking,
but to put pressure on ir-
Mastrodicasa responsible bars who con-
sistently serve underage patrons, she said.
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg was not
available for comment.
HUNTER SIZEMORE


* Daniel Pigott
(left) and the UF
baseball team
dropped its rain-
shortened contest
against FSU on
Tuesday night, but
the Gators didn't
get a chance for a
comeback.
See Story, Page 18.


Man exposes self outside of Shands
Organs of a different type were on display
outside UF's McKnight Brain Institute Monday
night.
Police are still looking for a man who ex-
posed his genitals to two females outside the
Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute
at about 10 p.m., according to the University Po-
lice Department. The suspect first approached
a Shands at UF employee leaving the institute,
which is near the hospital, and asked her for
money, according to UPD Capt. Jeff Holcomb.


When she told him she didn't have any, he
allegedly pulled his pants down, exposing his
genitals to the woman. The suspect was report-
edly wearing light green scrubs and had an ID
badge on his shirt. He then exposed himself to a
second, unidentified woman before leaving the
scene in a small purple car with a spoiler.
He is described as a 35- to 40-year-old man,
about 5 feet 10 inches, 220 pounds, with short
black hair. Holcomb asked anyone with infor-
mation about the crime to contact UPD.
THOMAS STEWART


Today


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


New underage drinking


ordinance takes effect


Spider Staring
Students stop and stare at Rosie, a red-haired tarantula from the Entomol-
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Colonnade Tuesday afternoon. The spider is indigenous to northern Africa.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Green Drinks Gainesville
Today, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ti Amo, 12 S.E. Second Ave.
Hosted by Go Green
Alternatives. Open to any-
one interested in or involved
with environmental issues
to learn about one another's
programs and how they
might work together. Come
share news about your green
project or something you'd
like to see in the greater
Gainesville area.

University of Florida
Performing Arts Presents: L.A.
Theatre Works in "War of the
Worlds" and "The Lost World"
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts
Join America's premiere ra-
dio theater company for a
double bill of thrills, chills
and great literature as they
present two masterpieces of
science fiction and adven-
ture. Student tickets are $10.


Book Discussion: "Diary from
the Dome"
Thursday, 1:00 p.m.
Smathers Library East
Room 1A
Author Paul Harris, a tour-
ist in New Orleans during
Hurricane Katrina, recounts
his experience in his new
book, "Diary from the Dome."
He will discuss his book, fol-
lowed by a book signing and
light refreshments. Free and
open to the public.

Africa Through a Reporter's
Eyes
Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Smathers Library East
Room 1A
Lydia Polgreen is the West
Africa bureau chief for The
New York Times, covering
two dozen countries in west-
ern and central Africa from
a base in Dakar, Senegal.
Over the past four years, she
has covered some of Africa's
deadliest and most complex
conflicts, from the widening
crisis in Darfur, Chad and
Central African Republic
to the continuing chaos in
Congo. She has also chroni-
cled the sometimes faltering
progress of democracy on the
continent, the role of resourc-
es in fomenting conflict and
stories of fragile hope.

International Fine Arts and
Healing presents: Empty
Bowls
Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church
100 N.E. First St.
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The Elevated Status of
Women
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Touchdown Terrace, Ben
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Muslim women are often
perceived as having an in-
ferior role in Islam. Does
Islam oppress women, or
is it something else? Come
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of women in Islam with
keynote speaker and au-
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sentence synopsis of the
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CORRECTION
An article in Monday's Alli-
gator incorrectly stated remain-
ing cuts in the College of Fine
Arts' $1.27 million budget cut
proposal would come from a cm
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


UF ADMINISTRATION


CLAS makes room for


new profs by firing others


Two faculty members in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences will be laid off
June 30 to make way for the reinstatement of
two assistant professors last week, accord-
ing to Paul D'Anieri, dean of the college.
The faculty members, who are not eli-
gible for tenure, are in the languages, litera-
tures and cultures departments, he wrote.
No classes will be canceled as a result of
the layoffs, he wrote.
The faculty will be let go to cut costs add-
ed by the reinstatement of assistant profes-
sors Andrea Pham and Hana Filip. Pham's
layoff was overturned earlier this month
by an arbitrator who ruled UF violated its
contract with the faculty union when it laid
her off. Filip, who also filed a grievance, was
reinstated because she was laid off under
similar circumstances.
A grievance filed last year on behalf of
laid-off lecturer Rose Lugano has not been
settled yet.


They were three of eight UF faculty
members who lost their jobs during the last
round of budget cuts.
D'Anieri also wrote that the college has
changed its 10 percent budget cut proposal,
which is due to UF Provost
Joe Glover today. Under
the change, the priority of
cuts would be different. In-
stead of the geological sci-
ences department being in
Tier 8, which would mean
it would be cut before the
D'Anieri religion department, in
Tier 10, the departments
would be split among the two tiers.
This means if the college has to make
large cuts, both departments will make cuts
at the same time instead of the geological
sciences department having to make cuts
first.
THOMAS STEWART


Few fooled on April 1


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

America celebrates the gullible
today with April Fools' Day, and
some students hope the holiday, that
brings with it a tradition of pranks
and practical jokes, will play in their
favor.
Giacomo Savardi, a UF student,
sat studying for a differential equa-
tions test with his notebook, various
worksheets and laptop outside of
Fletcher Hall Tuesday evening.
While he said he's ready to get the
test over with, it would be a "pleas-
ant surprise" if his professor can-
celed it as an April Fool's prank, he
said.


Of the roughly 50 University of
Florida students interviewed for this
article, only about six could remem-
ber, or were willing to share, April
Fools' pranks that involved themself
or someone they knew.
Jamie Chapin, a UF
Local finance major, was the
News only student inter-
viewed who fell victim
to an elaborate prank.
One year, when opening the door
to his room, he triggered a string
of firecrackers placed there by his
roommate, he said.
The roommate had to crawl in and
out of the window in order to pull
the explosives off the door jamb.
"He got me pretty good," Chapin
said.


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AROUND GAINESVILLE


Musician uses his art to support family in Guinea


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer
efuggetta@alligator.org

Like a modern Atlas, Lansana
Camara holds up the world for 25
severely disabled orphans in Con-
akry, Guinea.
Camara lives in Gainesville and
makes money by making and sell-
ing musical instruments and play-
ing for donations.
He sends the money back to
Guinea to support the orphans in
addition to his five children and
his brother's three.
After saving for years to fly
from Guinea to Germany, where
he stayed for months to raise
enough to travel the rest of the
way to the United States, Camara
arrived in 2005 and has played as
often as possible since his arrival.
"I take care of their shoes, their
clothes, their lives," he said.
Camara plays his kora, an Af-
rican harp he made from wood,
nylon and cow skin, for donations
at local festivals and events like
last week's ONE campaign event
to promote awareness of problems
in Africa.
In addition to his performances
for donations, Camara gives one
to two free performances a month
during music classes at the Sidney
Lanier School for children with se-
vere disabilities.
Camara said he gets $50 or
more for playing at a party, wed-

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Lansana Camara, from Conakry, Guinea, plays his handmade kora for students at the Sidney Lanier
School Monday. Music director Don Devito, center, plays and sings along.


ding or festival, and as soon as
he gets enough extra for a plane
ticket, he flies to Guinea to spend
as much time with his family as he
can afford and make more instru-
ments to bring back to the United
States.


"They need me there every day
to teach them, but when I'm not
there, my younger brother teaches
them," he said.
In a good month at home, Ca-
mara said he and his brother can
make up to 20 instruments, which


he then sells in the U.S. for $500-
$600. Usually, he sells his instru-
ments to school band programs or
individuals.
He said that if the children are
hungry, though, he will sell them
for whatever he can get.


"If they need food," he said, "I
have to sell them for almost noth-
ing."
Camara's family, which totals
more than 35, lives in a three-
bedroom house that costs $100 a
month to rent, and $50 worth of
rice will only feed his family for
about 10-14 days, he said.
In Guinea, the children sing
and dance for donations and
call themselves Group Laiengee,
which means "group together."
Camara is saving to meet a
$10,000 goal that would allow him
to purchase two vans so the family
doesn't have to rent them in order
to get to their performances, which
is expensive. Walking is too slow,
he said, because many are missing
limbs or have severe mental dis-
abilities.
"In Guinea, it's a big, big differ-
ence from here to there," he said,
and homeless children lie in the
street waiting to beg for money
from travelers on foot. Camara
said the vans will also allow them
to travel during bad weather.
"Some months, it rains and
rains and doesn't stop," he said.
"The vans will let us travel any-
way."
Camara said his next goal is to
lease a building to use as a school
and a storefront to sell their instru-
ments in downtown Conakry.
"If I get money today, then I'll
go back next week," he said. "I just
want to help them."


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


GRU reaches goals


for new solar tariff


* THE PROGRAM NOW HAS
A WAITING LIST.

By RACHAEL PINO
Alligator Writer
Fifty-six businesses and residenc-
es have signed up for Gainesville's
solar feed-in tariff, with UF possibly
adding one building to the list.
Gainesville Regional Utilities has
surpassed its 2009 and 2010 four-
megawatt cap, resulting in a waiting
list for the program. The cap was put
in place to prevent increasing energy
bills by more than 1 percent.
On March 1, GRU launched its
solar feed-in tariff, the first U.S. pro-
gram of its kind to offer a long-term
contract and a guaranteed price for
energy produced. Customers sign-
ing onto the tariff invest in their own
solar panels to generate electric-
ity and sell energy directly to GRU
under 20-year contracts at a fixed
price.
For participating homeowners,
energy bills increase about 93 cents
per month, with the money going
toward the $1.5 million program.
They are compensated for their in-
volvement, receiving as much as 32
cents for every kilowatt generated.
GRU solar project coordinator
Rachel Meek said UF might sign a
new off-campus building up for the
program.
"We don't have any paperwork
from them yet, but we have talked,"
Meek said.
Construction at the eligible build-
ing, located at UF's Eastside campus
on Waldo Road, is scheduled to be-
gin in about two months and should
be complete in a year, said Ed Pop-
pell, UF's vice president of business
affairs.


"We're exploring everything,"
Poppell said. "We want to do as
much solar as possible."
The energy on UF's main cam-
pus is currently provided by Prog-
ress Energy, which Poppell said is
willing to buy any solar energy pro-
duced by the university.
In an average year, UF spends
about $38 million on electricity and
uses 75 megawatts, according to
UF's Web site.
"We're exploring every-
thing. We want to do as
much solar as possible."
Ed Poppell
UF's vice president of
business affairs

One of UF's setbacks for intro-
ducing more solar panels is the lack
of upfront money, but Poppell said
the university is addressing this by
working with companies that spe-
cialize in solar manufacturing and
installation.
Additionally, on-campus build-
ings aren't good candidates for solar
energy due to shade created by UF's
landscaping.
Meek said that interested busi-
nesses include Stoneridge Apart-
ments, Gainesville Tire Services and
several storage facilities.
"It's been a broad variety of cus-
tomers," she said. "It's kind of all
over the place."
But interested customers
shouldn't be discouraged, Meek
said. They might be able to sign
up sooner than they think because
businesses and residences could be
bumped higher on the list if partici-
pants don't meet time constraints on
solar panel construction.


Raising Awareness
Paula Bezark and Andrei Kamalov pay close attention to the hole they are drilling into the
structure of a model home Tuesday. The model home was built on the North Lawn to raise
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Editorial

Rodent Revolt

Alligator staffers fall

victim to monster rats
Typical college students deal with health issues ranging
from the oh-so common Sunday morning hangover to
herpes of the mouth, courtesy of excessive beer pong
playing with sketchy roommates.
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hand of rodentia muridae giant black rats, like straight out
of a James Herbert novel.
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one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest as symptoms such
as an increased affinity for hot Wisconsin cheddar ravage
even the most stalwart Alligator staffer.
Friends, we are not talking about cute, cuddly pet rats but
creatures so cruel that even an unattended plate of fried cow
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coming off an off-season spent under Barry Bonds' esteemed
medical direction circa 2001.
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throughout the newsroom.
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Palin 2012!


W ith President Barack
Obama's chances
for re-election slip-
ping like Leo from Kate's
arms in "Titanic," the Editori-
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potential candidates for the
2012 presidential election.
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sheer mastery of the English
language, the Editorial Board
proudly throws our full sup-
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from the great state of Alaska
for U.S. president in 2012.
We see no better candidate
that offers the combination of
political prowess along with
her youthful good looks. And


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one kick-ass nickname (Bar-
racuda, in case you've for-
gotten), just think of all the
journalism students who
will be able to take solace in
the fact that they can run for
president if they can't find a
newspaper job.
Sure, Obama has only
been on the job for 70-some-
thing days, but do you re-
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is going to improve? All the
man cares about is rubbing
elbows with that fantasti-
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over ESPN.com. Damn, Bar-
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Column

'Colbert bump' deserves NASA love


In one of the biggest acts of intergalactic narcissism to
date, Stephen Colbert host of Comedy Central's
"The Colbert Report" hijacked a NASA contest to
get his name among the stars.
NASA's public outreach started innocently enough. In
order to foster interest in the space program, the agency
conducted an online poll to name the International Space
Station's new Node 3, set to be installed this year. The
space agency had four options for voters to choose from
as well as a place where voters could suggest other names
as write-ins.
Seizing the opportunity to not only see his name in out-
er space but also to topple Xenu Galactic Confederacy
overlord and then highest-voted write-in the late-night
television show host called on the members of the Colbert
nation to act, and act they did.
To the shock of absolutely no one, it worked. At Col-
bert's command, his name received over 230,000 votes,
skyrocketing him to the top of the list. NASA's suggested
"Serenity" was the closest contender, with about 40,000
fewer votes than "Colbert."
It's not like Colbert needs any extra publicity. The man
ran for president and was one of TIME's 100 most influ-
ential people last year, for goodness' sake. This shameless
self-promoter just couldn't pass up the chance to see his
name somewhere else.
Perhaps NASA should be thanking Colbert.
By pulling in as many people as he did to vote on the
name of the new node, Colbert managed to give NASA
the coveted "Colbert Bump," which has been bestowed
on various Democratic politicians, the Firefox 3 Internet
browser and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (al-
though Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart may debate the


Naudia Jawad
letters@alligator.org


last one).
The bump is a force to be reck-
oned with. While Colbert's move
to get his name on the node was
self-serving, it boosted NASA's
image in the process. If they were
smart, they'd name the node "Col-
bert." The attention it would bring
would be a godsend to the strug-


gling space program.
But if Colbert gets his way, a space node will just be
another item to add to the list of things named after him.
Also on the list are an eagle, a Ben & Jerry's ice cream fla-
vor, the mascot of the Saginaw Spirit hockey team, a Vir-
gin America plane and a turtle.
Colbert even had a day named after him March 20,
2007 in Ontario. For bombastic Dr. Stephen T. Colbert,
D.F.A., that just wasn't enough.
NASA has not released an official statement yet, but
what could they say other than a heartfelt oops? As NASA
noted in the competition rules, it still maintains the right
to assign the node an appropriate name that represents
the "spirit of cooperation and exploration" of the Interna-
tional Space Station.
While Colbert's win does represent democratic coop-
eration and the unity of his fans, it is basically the slickest
form of exploitation. He was able to sit back and wait for
his cronies to deliver, boosting his popularity at the same
time.
You have to hand it to him the man is an absolute
genius.
Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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Letters to the Editor
New cigarette tax will do more harm than good
Today marks the first day of the new cigarette tax, and as
I prepare myself for the inevitable trips to Georgia to buy car-
tons, I wonder how the government ever managed to pass such
a discriminatory tax. Ignoring the obvious problems with co-
vertly making an activity illegal through taxation (Stamp Act,
anyone?), I'm going to focus on the tangible consequences of
this tax.
First, the people most affected will undoubtedly be the
working poor. The middle and upper class will have little
problem adjusting to this, but with family budgets tightening
the lower class will be forced to either quit smoking, or sacri-
fice another expense. So the financial burden imposed by this
tax will undoubtedly be placed on those whose finances are
already stretched to the breaking point.
This is also a blatantly anti-capitalistic government action.
The sales tax applies to all goods, including cigarettes. Now in
addition to the sales tax, cigarettes will be taxed again.
By placing a heavier tax burden on one product the govern-
ment is directly discouraging use. Local gas stations and con-
venience stores rely heavily on cigarette sales, especially since
their profits from gasoline sales have been greatly reduced.
Mobil might not go under, but the guy who owns the Mobil
down the street might lose his business if sales drop.
In an economic climate where creating new jobs is the main
goal, why are we implementing a tax that will put a specific
group of people in danger of losing their jobs?
Christopher Myers
4JM

U U


Legalizing pot would harm society
Yea, let's go ahead and legalize it.
Let's also allow everyone to carry a gun because then ev-
erything will be "safer." Better yet, let's allow North Korea and
Iran to have all the nuclear bombs they want because if we al-
low it, their interests in them will eventually decrease, right? It
doesn't matter if it doesn't cause as many deaths as other drugs
or that it's not as bad as people make it out to be, the point is
that it's still bad. I grew up watching my father doing this stuff
and eventually falling into other drugs. He spent nine years in
prison clean and when he got out, he still had a problem. Mari-
juana is in no way good and should not be legalized.
More people will be addicted to it and as it will be much
easier to obtain, kids will also be able to get their hands on it.
Gary Colon
Santa Fe sophomore



Cutting Geology program not answer to budget woes
I am a fourth-year senior in the Department of Geologi-
cal Sciences, a department that despite its prolific publication
record and contributions to scholarship is now facing the ax.
If the state revenues are as dire as predicted, the college will
require that we cut all the lab managers, nontenured faculty
and an office worker (we only have three). In simple terms, this
means that for every $9 cut from the budget, one dollar comes
directly from geology.
When I asked why we were asked to give up so much, I was
told it's because we don't have enough Ph.D. or undergraduate
students to justify our funding. Though our major is small, it
can't be said that we don't generate enough credit hours. Half


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7



of all students who attend UF will take a geology class. We
have twice the number of majors as astronomy and nearly as
many Ph.D. candidates.
One of the reasons for the lack of Ph.D. students comes from
the success of geologists in the marketplace. M.S. And B.S. stu-
dents find it easy to obtain high-paying jobs. Just last year, my
friend Jesse graduated from UF with a B.A. and was immedi-
ately hired by Schlumberger (a major player in the petroleum
industry) and is grossing more than $50,000 a year.
This would not have been possible without the faculty and
staff the dean wants to cut.
Without a doubt, the greatest tragedy is the loss of the
young, nontenured professors, whose passion and enthusiasm
have inspired me and all of my peers. I had never given any
thought to majoring in geology until Matt Smith took a per-
sonal interest in my education. Every year, another lecturer/
researcher, Jim Vogl, leads students across the country, at great
personal sacrifice, to teach lessons in the field. I fell in love with
geology, not to mention The Gator Nation, on one such trip
to North Carolina where we climbed mountains to search for
rubies. Now in my senior year I work for Kyoungwon "Kyle"
Min, a dedicated teacher and fruitful researcher, on uranium/
thorium decay. I must admit, geology is not a "sexy" science. A
rock is a rock. It was yesterday, and it will be tomorrow. But it
is those rocks that contain the oil we rely on, the diamonds we
covet and the metals we will use to manufacture our future.
We accept the fact of climate change because rocks record
the climate of ages past, and geologists read that record.
Every top-10 research university has a geology department,
and if UF wants to remain Florida's flagship university and rel-
evant in today's changing world, it needs its geologists.
John Kelley
4LS


Column

Unusual group prefers inanimate objects over human lovers


Did you know that someone, after
breaking up with her bow, (not
"beau;" you'll see where this is go-
ing) actually got married to the Eiffel Tower?
This is not a diatribe against some new-
fangled city charter amendment or some sort
of metaphor, but an invitation to sit and re-
flect for a moment.
She dated a piece of archery equipment.
She's married. To the Eiffel Tower.
There are about 40 individuals in the
world who, for reasons unknown to psychol-
ogy or to science, are exclusively attracted to
public objects.
Examples included but are not limited to:
the Eiffel Tower, the Berlin Wall (now wid-
owed), a fencepost, a carnival ride and the
Golden Gate Bridge.
These people, deemed objectumsexuals,
are so rare, so esoteric, that they even escape
the omnipotence of Wikipedia. Their antics
of weird, public masturbation have only been
documented a handful of times. I have seen
one of these documentaries twice. I will never
be the same.
The existence of such a group makes me


wonder what sort of power they could have if
they were politically mobilized (the best part
of this daydream obviously being Richard
Selwach trying to keep them out of public re-
strooms, lest they decide to stick their collec-
tive dicks inside a hand dryer).
The documentary I watched claimed that
less than 100 "OS" people exist. But a quick
Google search fielded many communities for
people with this specific fetish, which sug-
gests that these people make up at least a
percentage of our population. In case you're
interested, some choice selections include
"objectsofmine," "abstractwarmth," and "ap-
pliancelove."
What's more, I bet the number 40 will pro-
liferate into something like 40,000. Whether
we look at text messaging, instant messeng-
ing, Facebook or e-mail, the way humans in-
teract is increasingly mediated by inscription
and communication technologies.
People getting married on World of War-
craft is just a sign of the larger trend to come.
There are people who connect to Xbox Live
more than they will ever connect with anoth-
er human being.


eEven though I feel
that I'm giving this
thing far too much
credit as a legitimate
sexual expression
(when it's probably
Allie Conti just a mixture be-
letters@alligator.org tween Asperger's
and a history of
abuse), it poses other
interesting thought experiments.
For example: What does it really mean
when you say you "love" your iPhone?
Another: Can an object break up with
you?
Another: If your love-object is a guillotine,
does that also make you a masochist?
Anyway, I'm sure that if I could stop
laughing for a second, I could use object-
sexuality as a springboard to dissect at least
some aspect of our culture.
The laughing part coupled with the re-
vulsion, though, is making me feel guilty.
I'd like to think I'm open-minded, but I can't
tell where I'm supposed to draw the line. Pe-
rusing some of the online communities for


OS people wasn't as creepy as I expected. In
fact, lots of the posts were well-reasoned and
heartfelt, and the other ones (by the innumer-
able hackers) brought legitimate sadness to
the community members, who still remained
undeterred in their quest to express them-
selves.
I think where I find myself is halfway
between disapproval and sympathy. It goes
without saying that one of the most reward-
ing aspects of life comes from engaging oth-
ers in meaningful discourse.
Focusing on something inanimate is al-
most egotistical; you can't be contradicted,
dissected or challenged. If clinging to cold
steel is a behavior that can't be unlearned,
though, do what you have to do in order to
attain some semblance of intimacy.
Although, as I sort this out there is prob-
ably a sitcom in the works about a wild and
wacky objectumsexual stripper who loves
her job (and her pole) and then teaches her
friends that she's just like them. I'll just wait
until then.
Allie Conti is an English junior. Her column
appears weekly.


Guest column

Studying abroad sheds light on problems of other cultures


This past summer, I thor-
oughly enjoyed my study
abroad experience to Meri-
da, Mexico, the capital of the state
of Yucatan.
It is a tranquil place, with lots of
markets for things like fish, fresh
produce, hammocks and more.
Study abroad is a unique opportu-
nity to learn more about a culture
from the perspective of its people.
What is disconcerting is what I dis-
covered about the role of Ameri-
cans in causing violence in the
country that was such a gracious
host to me.


I was sitting in the living room
of my host family and practicing
my Spanish with my host mom. We
conversed about simple things, un-
til I switched the subject to crime in
the region. Once I asked her about
that, she became quite serious.
She told me that a year before I
got there, about a block or so away
from her house, the police found
the head of a man in the middle
of the street, and his decapitated
body was left in the neighborhood
park. I probed further, and she told
me of another instance where a
woman with an infant was gunned


Travis Hornsby down on
Speaking Out one of the
main streets
in a middle
class neighborhood. Both killings
were "porque las drogas y los nar-
cos."
I did not really put all of these
stories together until I read about
the war that is still going on as we
speak between the Mexican gov-
ernment and the Mexican drug car-
tels. The main market for the drug
lords is, guess where, the United
States. The drug lords have been


most of which were localized in
the northern part of Mexico, but
have since been spreading all over
the country.
The billions of dollars in rev-
enue drugs generate allow the
cartels to buy off many of the very
officials that are supposed to stop
them. The few people that try to
stand in their way often end up in
body bags.
Secretary of State Hillary Clin-
ton recently indicted the American
population when she said that our
demand fuels the cartels to supply.


port across the border is marijuana,
which is a favorite for many col-
lege students. So the next time any
of you use marijuana, think about
the source. Putting aside your
health, consider that something as
simple as getting college students
something besides cigarettes to
smoke has caused Mexico to be on
the verge of failed state status.
Every time a college student
takes a puff, he or she is respon-
sible for the blood spilled to get it
there.
Travis Hornsby is a political sci-


stepping up their brazen attacks, The primary drug the cartels trans- ence and economics freshman.





8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


LOCAL

Alligators out of hibernation merit safety precautions


By ANA GONI-LESSAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
People jogging around Lake Al-
ice have more to worry about than
a sunburn now that the weather is
warming up.
Alligators in north Florida come
out of hibernation in March, said
Tony Young, the media relations
coordinator for The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission.
"They're hungry, they're look-
ing for food and mating season is


just around the corer," Young said.
"You just need to be aware."
Young said that male alligators
become more aggressive around
mating season.
Parents with small children
should not let them play near water
without supervision, he said. Dogs
are also at risk.
"Dogs are definitely some of the
favorite prey of alligators," Young
said.
Brandon Moore, a UF biology
graduate student who has studied
alligators for seven years, said there


are two important rules to remain
safe while in the presence of alliga-
tors.
"Never feed an alligator,
ever."
Brandon Moore
UF biology graduate student

"Never feed an alligator, ever,"
Moore said.
Alligators have a natural disposi-
tion to move away when approached
by people, but this can change when


they're fed.
Also, give the alligator distance,
he said, and let it go about its way.
If people find themselves in a
threatening situation, they should
move away slowly and quietly.
"Running is rarely a good thing
to do in the wild," Moore said. Run-
ning makes a person look like prey,
which can provoke the animal.
Since 1948, there have been more
than 275 unprovoked attacks in
Florida, and 17 people have been
killed, according to an alligator
safety brochure on the commission's


Web site.
The first alligator attack of the
year happened in Lake Worth in
January, when an alligator injured
a man's hand and pulled him under
water, according to an article in the
Palm Beach Post.
Joe Fiore, a UF alumnus, visits
Lake Alice to unwind after work
and sees people feeding the turtles.
He said he thinks that the alliga-
tors aren't afraid of people because
of it.
"It's not good for them," he said.
"Just let them be."


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STATE

Crist opens Governor's Mansion to Florida Blue Key


By TYLER RUTSTEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

For the first time in 19 years,
Gov. Charlie Crist opened up the
Governor's Mansion in Tallahas-
see for Florida Blue Key's Legisla-
tive Day 2009.
More than 60 UF student lead-
ers visited the capital Tuesday to
speak with representatives, sena-
tors and legislators about the im-
portance of higher education.
Crist encouraged a crowd of
about 150 people, comprised of
students, FBK alumni, legislators
and UF President Bernie Machen,
to continue their leadership in
higher education.
In honor of FBK's political ac-
tivism and involvement with the
Florida Legislature, Crist signed a
proclamation decreeing March 31,
2009, as Florida Blue Key Day.
Throughout the day, students
met with several members of the
Gator Caucus, a group of 54 mem-
bers of the House and Senate that
defend budget cuts and other is-
sues affecting UF.
Rep. Seth McKeel told them
the Gator Caucus makes up a big
portion of the House with a strong
Blue Key connection.
"Everyone wants to be a part
of the caucus when we win two


national championships," McKeel
said. "But when we want to raise
tuition, we lose some of our mem-
bers."
The students questioned bud-
get cuts and decreases in research
dollars to UF's College of Medi-
cine, addressing nearly every rep-
resentative.
Many legislators commented
about plans for making Florida
Bright Futures more competitive
and raising tuition through the
Differential Tuition Plan so Florida
colleges will reflect national aver-
ages in tuition prices.
"It's important to question your
legislators now more than ever,"
said Rep. John Tobia.
"Bright Futures is about to ex-
plode with lottery funding down,
and if we don't raise standards or
water down benefits, we're going
to lose the best and brightest in
Florida."
Aron Weingard, president of
FBK, said he wanted to show stu-
dents the rich tradition Blue Key
has and show them the importance
of the investment in higher educa-
tion.
"We wanted to bring together
the facets of student leaders and
interact with our state's most high-
est ranking officials," Weingard
said. "I think we did that today."


Sara Tanner / Alligator
UF President Bernie Machen awards Rep. Seth McKeel a plaque for chairing the Gator Caucus in the
state Legislature during a reception, hosted by Gov. Charlie Crist, for Florida Blue Key members, UF stu-
dents, state senators and representatives at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee Tuesday night.


Salmonella found in nuts


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FRESNO, Calif. In another food scare sure
to rattle consumers who watched the national
salmonella outbreak in peanuts unfold, federal
food officials are now warning people not to eat
any food containing pistachios, which could
carry contamination from the same bacteria.
The Food and Drug Administration said cen-
tral California-based Setton Pistachio of Terra
Bella Inc., the nation's second-largest pistachio
processor, was voluntarily recalling more than
2 million pounds of its roasted nuts shipped
since last fall.
"Our advice to consumers is that they avoid
eating pistachio products, and that they hold
onto those products," said Dr. David Acheson,
assistant commissioner for food safety. "The
number of products that are going to be recalled
over the coming days will grow, simply because
these pistachio nuts have then been repackaged
into consumer-level containers."
Two people called the FDA complaining
of gastrointestinal illness that could be associ-
ated with the nuts, but the link hasn't been con-
firmed, Acheson said. Still, the plant decided to
shut down late last week, officials said.
The recalled nuts represent a small fraction
of the 55 million pounds of pistachios that the
company's plant processed last year and an
even smaller portion of the 278 million pounds
produced in the state in the 2008 season, accord-
ing to the Fresno-based Administrative Com-
mittee for Pistachios. California is the second-
largest producer of pistachios in the world.
According to the company's Web site, Set-
ton Pistachio is in the corporate family of Com-
mack, N.Y.-based Setton International Foods
Inc. The company sells nuts, dried fruit, edible


seeds, chocolate and yogurt-coated candies.
The FDA learned about the problem last
Tuesday, when Kraft Foods Inc. notified the
agency that it had detected salmonella in roast-
ed pistachios through routine product testing.
Kraft and the Georgia Nut Co. recalled their
Back to Nature Nantucket Blend trail mix the
next day. The FDA contacted Setton Pistachio
and California health officials shortly afterward,
in what Acheson called a "proactive move."
By Friday, grocery operator Kroger Co. re-
called one of its lines of bagged pistachios be-
cause of possible salmonella contamination,
saying the California plant also
National supplied its nuts. Those nuts
News were sold in 31 states.
Fabia D'Arienzo, a spokes-
woman for Setton Pistachio, said the company
was only recalling certain bulk roasted in-
shell and roasted shelled pistachios that were
shipped on or after September 1.
Because Setton Pistachio shipped tote bags of
nuts weighing up to 2,000 pounds to 36 whole-
salers across the country, it will take weeks to
figure out how many products could be affect-
ed, said Jeff Farrar, chief of the Food and Drug
Branch of the California Department of Public
Health.
"It will be safe to assume based on the vol-
ume that this will be an ingredient in a lot of dif-
ferent products, and that may possibly include
things like ice cream and cake mixes," Farrar
said. "The firm is already turning around trucks
in transit to bring those back to the facility."
Salmonella, the most common cause of food-
borne illness, is a bacteria that causes diarrhea,
fever and cramping. Most people recover, but it
can be life-threatening for children, the elderly
and people with weakened immune systems.


World leaders meet in


London for G20 summit


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON Desperate but di-
vided on ways to lift their nations
from economic misery, world leaders
converged for an emergency summit
Tuesday holding scant hopes of find-
ing a magic-bullet solution for the
crisis that brought them hurrying to
London.
Even as President Barack Obama
and the others were arriving, the U.S.
acknowledged its allies would not go
along with a massive burst of stimulus
spending, while Europe was forced to
backpedal from hopes for tighter fi-
nancial regulation.
Instead, leaders are trumpeting the
limited common ground they could
reach, including more money for the
International Monetary Fund and clos-
er scrutiny of hedge funds and tax ha-
vens. As for the broader issues, they're
hoping for the best or at least that
they will do no harm.
With turbulent world markets
watching closely, the stakes are high,
especially for America's new presi-
dent, stepping onto the world stage
for the first time to deal with the eco-
nomic crisis and to meet face-to-face
with many other leaders.
One global change is being ac-
knowledged: The forum for grappling
with world economic problems has
grown beyond the established eight
post-war economies that dominated
previous economic summits the
U.S., Britain, Germany, France, Japan,
Canada, Italy and Russia. Now, 20 na-


tions are coming together in London,
with fast-growing developing econo-
mies such as China, India, Brazil and
Saudi Arabia important players
in any effort to coordinate economic
policy sitting as full negotiating
partners.
"For the first time, there's a recogni-
tion that major emerging markets and
developing countries have a critical
role at the table," said Mike Froman,
a White House international economic
adviser.
But will that
mean action to stop
a global downward
spiral?
Froman ac-
knowledged that
there have been
Obama few examples of
international gains
in times of crisis. "The depression was
made 'great' by the lack of coopera-
tion," he said, noting that nations like
to keep control over their own fiscal
and monetary policies.
And global leaders were quarreling
up to the last minute before the sum-
mit.
Adding to the pressure, French
President Nicolas Sarkozy said Tues-
day the leaders cannot afford to let
the week pass without making sub-
stantial progress in fixing the world's
economy.
"We have to obtain results, there is
no choice, the crisis is too serious to al-
low us to have a summit for nothing,"
he said.





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Student referendum required to pass 'green' fee


S78 PERCENT APPROVE.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Seventy-eight percent of UF stu-
dents said they wanted it in a spring
2007 referendum and now it's inch-
ing closer toward reality.
A bill in the state Legislature that
would allow universities to charge
a renewable energy fee, or "green"
fee, unanimously passed two com-


mittees, one in the House and one in
the Senate, last week.
The bill would allow all 11 state
universities to charge a fee of up to
$5 per credit hour in the first year for
environmentally friendly projects.
There is no limit on the fee after
the first year. The Student Body of
each university seeking to establish
the fee would have to approve it
with a student referendum detailing
exactly how much the fee would be
and what it would be spent on.
Even though UF students already
voted in favor of a 50 cents-per-


credit-hour fee in 2007, they would
have to pass another referendum in
order to make it official, according
to an aide in the office of Sen. Lee
Constantine, R-Altamonte Springs,
a sponsor of the bill.
The bill would also require uni-
versities that establish a fee to create
a renewable energy fee committee to
determine how the money is spent.
Half the members would be ap-
pointed by the university's president
or his or her designee and the other
half by the Student Body president.
They could only approve measures


that establish or improve "the use
of renewable energy technologies or
energy efficiencies that directly low-
er the university's greenhouse gas
emissions, waste, or energy costs,"
according to the bill.
After five years with the fee, the
students would have to vote on an-
other referendum to decide if they
want to keep it in place.
Sara Hutton, president of Gators
for a Sustainable Campus, which put
the last referendum on the Student
Government elections ballot, said the
group will try to hold another refer-


endum for the fee in SG elections this
fall. She said the group will proba-
bly not be looking to increase the fee
over the already-approved 50 cents.
"We just don't wanna make it too
expensive for the student," she said.
She said she's glad the bill could
be passed soon because budget cuts
are threatening UF's ability to fund
environmental projects.
Students at Florida State Uni-
versity, the University of Central
Florida and the University of South
Florida have also voted in favor of a
"green" fee.


Senate passes lobbyist


accountability bill


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

After debating, discussing and
altering a bill for about three weeks,
which will hold Student Govern-
ment's two lobbyists more account-
able, senators finally voted and
passed it unanimously.
The original bill, which sought to
fire the lobbyists, was sent back to be
reviewed because senators took issue
with the fact that it offered no alterna-
tives to fill the lobbyists' spots.
The amended bill alters the lob-
byists' contracts, requiring them to
submit four written reports to Senate
a year.
Orange and Blue Party Sen. Ben
Cavataro, who authored the bill, was
excited to finally see it passed.
"It feels great," he said. "It's been
three weeks since we introduced
the bill, and we finally pushed it
through."
Cavataro said he expects the new
requirements to reveal to what use
the lobbyists' $55,000 salary is being
put.


He said information in the reports
might include bills the lobbyists have
worked on and the amount of time
spent, as well as legislators they've
spoken with.
Earlier in the meeting, UF religion
junior Jonny Gersten came by to urge
senators to participate in a rally at
noon on Tuesday on the Plaza of the
Americas.
The event, put on by Graduate
Assistants United, UF's Save Our
Schools Coalition and the United Fac-
ulty of Florida, is in response to the
recent budget cuts affecting UF's col-
leges and administrative units.
"We have the intention of reach-
ing the administration and state leg-
islature," he said.
Gersten said there will be student
and faculty speakers as well as oppor-
tunities for students to write their leg-
islator about the budget cuts. Sena-
tors also dished out $319 to EnVeg, a
student organization concerned with
environmental sustainability, to pro-
mote an Earth Day event they are co-
sponsoring with Gators for a Sustain-
able Campus and Roots and Shoots.


College of Law to be spared layoffs


CUTS ,from page 1
possible cuts. In mid-April the proposals will be
officially announced to the public and published
on UF's budget Web site. This will usher in a
period of public comment that lasts until mid-
May, when UF President Bernie Machen must
present the budget to the Board of Trustees for
a final vote.
Details of the proposals for the colleges of
Law, Pharmacy and Public Health and Health
Professions were obtained Monday and Tues-
day. The law college, which would have to cut
about $2 million, would be spared any layoffs
because its plan calls for the college to surrender
about $600,000 in tuition money next year.
Since the college is graduate-only, it can
charge all of its students extra tuition on top of
state-set tuition. It will also use almost $600,000
of the differential tuition money to fund faculty
positions currently funded by the state. Four


vacant faculty and staff positions would be cut
and one visiting lecturer position would not be
renewed. Other cuts, such as those to operating
expenses and library subscription fees, would
possibly be funded by tuition money as well,
said Dean Robert Jerry.
The College of Pharmacy's proposal also
avoids layoffs and academic program cuts by
giving back differential tuition money to the
tune of $1.2 million.
The College of Public Health and Health Pro-
fessions' proposal includes a possible merger
with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' de-
partment of Communication Sciences and Dis-
orders. Under the proposal, the college would
cut $1.1 million from its own budget and almost
$700,000 from CSD. The plan includes eight lay-
offs, eliminates six vacant positions and would
close the Rehab Counseling Division. Other cuts
include those to operating costs and finding new
sources of funding for faculty.


Institute 'not as central to core mission'


DOCUMENTARY from page 1

chose to cut the program because it is not as cen-
tral to the college's core mission as its four de-
partments.
The institute also took a hit last May when its
budget was cut by more than $175,000, accord-
ing to Roberts.
In order to keep the program afloat, Roberts
said they dug into their foundation account,
which is made up of money from film sales and
alumni donations.
Roberts said pulled funding was vital for


funding film projects, student travel and equip-
ment needs. UF documentary film graduate stu-
dent Peter Salmone said the college could use the
Documentary Institute to help achieve its goal of
including more digital media in its curriculum.
"I know (the program is) expensive to run
and doesn't generate a lot of funding, but with
the possibilities of new media you could see the
money increase tenfold in the next few years,"
he said.
"Everyone is suffering," Salmone said. "We're
just the only department that got canned."
Alligator Writer Thomas Stewart contributed to
this article.


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


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

Custom 1 Beds NOW!
LOW Rates! Wood floors!
Waived Move-in Fees*Tanning!
We Love Pets! W/D in unit!
HUGE walk-in Closets! 372-8100
4-22-09-72-2

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


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

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


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
text (lakewood)@65586
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
text (spyglass)@65586
4-22-08-72-2


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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 $485
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 $604
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 $695
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 $1000*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit. Avail fall. 239-250-6149 4-15-09-37-
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







14, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


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 Itsaol2@hotmail.com 4-7-
09-40-2

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


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

BLOCK FROM UF
Avail 8/1. Houses single family & attached.
Apts. Rent directly from owners. No middle
agent. Flex terms. 352-377-3852, 359-3341,
359-5584, www.dalyproperties.com 5-28-
09-51-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $650-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
5-12-09-43-2

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

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 4-7-09-30-2

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

$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

**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 4-15-09-
24-2

$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

***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
4-15-09-24-2

1BR/1BA NEXT TO UF CAMPUS
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x5 4-9-09-
20-2

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 5-12-09-34-
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 4Blks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-26-2

4/2 Close to campus, 3962 West Univ. Ave.
liv, din,& family rms. Fireplace, all appli-
ances, cent. Heat & Air, washer/dryer. Hot
tub. Available August 1. $1475 call 333-9874
4-14-09-20-2

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


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

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


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. Avail
Aug 16th 1 year. 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. $880. Avail Aug 16th
- 1 year. 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

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
4-6-09-10-2

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
4-6-09-10-2

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
4-6-09-10-2

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

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

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. $1400/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

FOXMOOR CONDOMINIUM Remodeled, 2
bed / 1.5 bath townhouse w/W/D, DSL, pool.
Next to Hilton UF/SW Rec Facility/UF & City
bus lines. $750/mo. + util. Non-smokers only.
Available summer/fall. 352-359-6292. 4-3-
09-7-2

Awesome 3 bed 2 bath house w/ large bed-
rooms, living and family room, built in bar,
fenced yard, screened porch, hardwood
floors and more. 527 NW 35th Terrace.
$1600/mo. Avail Aug 1. Call 352-870-9453.
5-26-25-2

Large 1BR/1BA Cottage.
Pasture for 1 horse.
Very quiet. 5 mi to UF. $400/mo 372-0507
4-8-09-10-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Costly laminated wd-looking fir in loft. $775-
790 XL 3/2 loft apt w/new ceramic firs carpet
in huge brs $850. Nice 2br/2ba gated patio,
trees $630-670 373-8310, 219-3937 4-1-5-
2

*AVAILABLE NOW & FALL*
Clean, spacious, efficient homes & apts
Bike to UF, Great locations, On bus route
Huge fenced in yard, Pet friendly
4/2 and 3/2 HOUSES
2/1 and 1/1 APARTMENTS
3/2.5 CONDO WITH GARAGE
$590.00-$1300.00
Call 352-494-8959
4-22-09-19-2

PRIVATE VIEWS FENCED YARD -
DOGGIE DOOR. Cabin & 20 acres, 7 mi
south of Newberry Paddocks, riding trails.
$575. Pets welcome. 330-329-8834,
writer777@att.net 4-3-6-2

Live Downtown! 1 bed/1br for rent in Arlington
Square Apts! Less than 1.5 miles from
campus for $542.50/month. Call if interest-
ed:904-610-8942 4-1-3-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse,1600SF 2STY
4941 NW 1 PL near UF in Mills Pond area
,REF,W&D,DW,Pool,Tennis,RC,$950/MO
Unfur,no util,no pets,avail 8-15-09 Call 954-
928-1507 or 954-895-8438 4-7-09-7-2

MEDICAL, DENTAL, NURSING, VET
MED STUDENTS: 1 BLOCK FROM YOUR
CLASSES & LABS. $600 1 BR, $650 2BR
PRIVATE PARKING, POOL, LAUNDRY
FACILITIES, SOME UTILS INCLUDED,
CATS ALLOWED. CALL FOR APT.
(352) 376 0080 OR 352-284-3873 OR
POSTJ@BELLSOUTH.NET 6-18-09-30-2

*2BR/2.5BA Townhouse condo near UF. 2
Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share.
Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appli-
ances, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $950/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
4-16-09-14-2


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


3/2 avail now & fall, 1015 NE 5th pl, gar.
fenced yrd, cent a/c pets ok-$995 for fall,
special summer rate avail.
Edbaurmanagement.com
731 NW 6th St-375-7104 4-22-09-17-2


avail august, 1022 SW 4th ave, 3/3-$1500,
4/4-$2000, cent a/c, w/d hkups, off st. pking.
Edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 4-22-09-17-2


3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE 2 BLOCKS TO
UF/sorority row. Central Heat/AC, plenty of
parking, DW, W/D. Avail Aug 16th 1 year.
$1575. 665-8166 5-26-09-22-2


NW 2br/2ba renovated home on shaded lot,
wd firs, cent heat/air,
some utilities, minutes to UF/shopping $795
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th ST-
375-7104 4-22-09-16-2


NW 2br cottage near dwntwn, cer tile,
cent heat/air, avail now small pet ok$685
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th ST-
375-7104 4-22-09-16-2


3300 NW 30 Ave
3 BR/ 2 BA. Tile floors, fenced yard, carport.
3 miles to UF, 10 min to SFC. Quiet neigh-
borhood. $1200/mo & sec dep. Avail 5/15.
(352) 219-3266 4-14-09-10-2

Awesome 3/2 for rent 1123 NW 14th Ave.
available now, $1200 month
for the summer. 352.494.4686
4-9-09-7-2

LUXURY CONDO 2/3, SCRN'D LENAI
BLINDS IN QUIET DEVLPMT. W/D % TV
INCL'D. BIKE/BUS TO UF. DEP $1150
RENT$1150. NATASHA KING/ARSENIO
CALLE 321-438-7717/407-497-9024 4-9-
09-7-2


MIKE'S HOUSES
3BR/2BA Close to UF. $1200 to $1250/mo.
Avail Aug 1st. 352-665-7316 Pets allowed.
4-14-09-10-2

2BR 1 BA Apts $650/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 4-15-11-2


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1BR 1 BA Near Sams Club! $400/Mo
Window A/C, Tile Floor, Laundry
Facilities on site. 2901 NW 14th St.
First and Last Months rent required.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 4-15-11-2

2BR 1 BA Off NW 6th St.
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Carpet 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
510 NW 28th Avenue
Call Merril Management Inc
352-372-1494 4-15-11-2


1BR 1BA Apt $540/Mo
1BLK TO UF, Central H &Air
Carpet, Laundry Facilities
1236 Sw 4th Avenue
Avail for Fall. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 4-15-11-2


2160 sq ft 4BR/3BA home, large 1/2 acre
lot near UF & Glenn Springs Elem. Deck on
rear of house, exquisite trees, fenced in back
yard. Minutes from everything. 3120NW 31st
Blvd. $1600/mo. 352-466-0358 4-22-09-
16-2

01 BLOCK TO UF 1BR/1BA $650.1112 SW
4th Ave 2BR/1BA $575/mo. 501 NW 15th
Ave #3. Call Michael 331-2100 4-22-16-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 4-7-09-
5-2


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 22nd.


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

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

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

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

Sublease close to campus! Large 1BR w/
large bath. Room is in huge 2 story house.
Walk-in closet incl. $420/mo! Call 352-870-
1403 4-1-5-3

1/1 available in a 4/4 in the Landings by
ihop. Room available May-July (lease ends
July 31st). $470/month. Willing to negotiate.
Room is furnished. Great bus route 13. Call
954-993-8992 for more info. 4-8-10-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE in TIVOLI. $400 +
utils (OBO). Furnished, 1BR/1Ba in 2/2.
Females ONLY. VERY Clean, W/D, Walk-In-
Closet, dishwasher, big room. Pool, exercise
rm, fast bus route. Call Linds @ 3212786222
4-3-7-3


2/2 or optional 3/3 at The District on 62nd
* from 5/1 to 8/21. W/D, Cable, Internet, Utils
all included. Monthly rent is $499 per room.
Apartment well taken care of. Call Ken at
305-519-8985 for more information. 4-22-
20-3


1/1 Key West Bungalow next to sorority row/
Norman.Summer Sublease.Available 4/28.
$545/mt.407-415-6279-Nick 4-1-5-3

sublease the estates mayl-aug 1
females, furnished, 1/1 in 4/4
cable, hbo, w/d, utilities incl
reduced to $450 applic fees paid
juliesul@ufl.edu 813-245-4985 4-1-09-5-3

Sublease unfurn. 1 bedroom apt. at Pine
Rush Villas. Lease good thru July 2009.
Call Larry at 352-222-1428 4-1-5-3

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

The Estates, summer sublease for $300/
month (normal rent is $540), 3/3, furnished,
short walk from the pool, close to campus,
very short wait for bus routes, huge pool
parties all the time! Contact me at (786)486-
0951 or stc@ufl.edu. 4-2-09-5-3

SUMMER LEASE- 3BR/3 Bath avail in
4BR/4 Bath
Avail May-Aug, FLEXIBLE
Oxford Terrace Condo-Sorority Row
Furnished Common Area, on bus route,
non-smokers only
407-432-0911 or NYFL@aol.com
4-10-10-3

Summer Sublease @ District 62nd. $495
per month 1/1 w/all utilities, tv, Internet inc.
Furnished, W/D in unit, great loc. sublease
from May 4-Aug 7. 2 subleases available in
same 2/2 (352) 214-5046 4-7-7-3

One fully furnished Room for Summer
Sublease in Lexington Crossing. 3/3 apt.
NEGOTIABLE $529 per month. 5-1 to 8-8.
954-303-3158 4-2-3-3

Furnished room in house with Christian
guys very close to Norman Hall, Sorority
Row, and bus routes. Rent reduced to $350/
month + utilities. Available May 1-Aug 12 Call
Brendan 407-721-1006 or brenbike@ufl.edu.
4-6-5-3


SUMMER SUBLEASE at THE ESTATES!
Furnished poolside apartment for summer
A/B/or both. $450/mo, negotiable. Utilities
included. Call Laura for more info.
(305)439-3264 4-3-3-3

***Female Sublease 1/1 in a FURNISHED
4/4 at Gainesville Place. $496 a month ALL
UTILITIES, Internet, and Fees INCLUDED.
Washer/Dryer in unit...Available May 1st-Aug
3rd More Info CALL TYLER 305-360-0710
4-8-09-6-3

1 BR/1 BA Lexington Crossing summer sub-
lease inc. fully furnished kitchen, wash./dry.,
highspeed internet, cable w/ HBO in 4/4,
$450/m 321-243-3399, orlandov@ufl.edu
4-14-10-3


Summer sublet, 2 Bedrooms avail in 3/2
house,$450/mo,furnished,all inclusive:
elec,cable,internet,etc. W/D,fenced back-
yard, 10 min bike to UF, 5 min to bus route.
Call 407 920-2259
4-10-09-8-3


1BR/1BA 700+ sq.ft sublease at Hawaiian
Village available April 6 until July 31 or later.
Rent paid for the month of April.
$510/mo. Call Robert at 727-410-3380.
4-7-09-5-3


$350-Furnished 4/4 Apartment@
Lexington Crossing-Pool, Gym,Clubhouse.
Cable & Utilities included- 3 bus routes -
available immediately thru August. Call Ivory
(813) 390-7761 4-9-7-3

Looking for female roommate to live with 3
other fun & friendly girls in 4 bd 4 bth condo
less than 2 miles away from UF. Tile in com-
mon area & bthrms. New carpet in bdrms.
Only $375/mo+util. (386)748-8718 4-7-09-
5-3


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


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

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


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

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $390-$400/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 4-7-
09-43-4

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

$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

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

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

3rd female roommate needed for 3/2.5 town-
house for fall 2009-spring 2010 year. Base
rent 350$ plus utilities. Greenwich Green
Apts. Pool/gym. Great bus route. Call 954-
815-0274 for additional info. 4-3-09-7-4

2 BRs AVAIL FOR FEMALES ONLY
in 4/2.5 townhouse. $375/mo/room. + 1/3
electric. 754-204-1624 5-12-09-20-4

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. 4-3-09-5-4

Female roommate needed. Live in a beauti-
ful new house w/ sec alarm, bus stop, fast
internet, cable, quiet area, pool. Available
May 1st. $500/month. Joyce 941-724-0961.
4-13-09-10-4

Female roommate needed for a 2/1.5 at
Casablance East. $500 includes utilities and
wireless internet. Room has a walk-in closet.
CONDO IS ON 3 MAJOR BUS ROUTES TO
UF. contact 904-553-8225 4-14-09-10-4

Female roommates, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tub, tennis, gym, $450, 1/3 utilities, avail
May 407-361-1154. 4-22-09-16-4


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


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

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







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

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


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

Countryside 4BR/4BA condo. 1.5 miles to
UF on bus route. 1st floor, W/D, security
gate, pool. Fully rented until July 31st. Rent
3 rooms and you live for free. $181,900. 386-
672-6969 4-22-09-17-5


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

OQueen & Full Mattress sets $60/each
*Bedroom Sets from $200 & more!
*Dining Table w/4 chairs $125
Call 215-3403 for more information 4-1-10-
6

BEDS FUTONS LOFTS
Great prices, Great Quality, Low $$$
All new. 25 yrs in G'ville 1947 N Main St.
Mon-Sat 244-5010 4-8-09-10-6


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

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







COMPUTERS
4-22-70-7

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


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


www.greedydaughter.com
Selling Check Out These Deals
Need Cash We Buy
4-1-09-5-10

$25.00 stun gun. Great for female joggers
and people who work at night. Don't be an-
other victim protect yourself. Free delivery.
call 352-682-2170 4-6-09-5-10





*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 WILDFIRE SCOOTER 49cc
Bright red, 2000 miles, windshield and stor-
age box. Runs great, regular oil changes
$1100. Call Caroline 386-497-2682 4-2-09-
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** 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 4-10-09-74-13

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


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF BASEBALL

Rain gives UF no chance for late-game comeback

By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

JACKSONVILLE The tying run was on second
with one out and Daniel Pigott at the plate with a
chance to win the game.
When Pigott lined out in the fifth inning to FSU's
second baseman who turned an unassisted double
play, beating Jerico Weitzel to second base No. 20
UF did not expect that would be its last chance to hit
against the Seminoles.
But during Pigott's at-bat, rain started to come
down, and the umpires delayed the game due to light- '
ning before the teams took the field in the sixth at the
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.
The rain would only get harder, and the game end-
ed with the Seminoles (17-8) on top 3-2 after just five
innings the minimum amount of innings before a
game is official.
"I didn't know how much it was going to start rain-
ing," freshman Preston Tucker said after Pigott's fifth-
inning at-bat. "I knew the umpires were going to call
it for a little bit, but I had no idea it was going to be
this bad."
FSU's Jack Posey cranked a 3-2 pitch deep over the
left-field fence to start the fifth inning against UF pitch-
er Alex Panteliodis (2-3, 4.31 ERA), giving the Semi-
noles their margin of victory.
The blast came one inning after Tucker shot a hard-
hit ground ball that FSU's third baseman couldn't han-
dle, bringing in Buddy Munroe and Avery Barnes to
tie the game at 2.
UF (18-9, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) was forced
to battle back after a rough first inning by starter Ste- Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff
phen Locke. UF's Daniel Pigott stands at the plate during the Gators' 11-4 win against Alabama on Friday night at McKethan Stadium.
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 19 Pigott hit into a double play in the fifth inning against FSU on Tuesday night, ending the Gators' loss in just five innings.


Starters not lasting long


* THE GATORS HAVE USED THEIR
BULLPEN EARLY IN GAMES.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmasitri@alligator.org

JACKSONVILLE When the rain
clouds settled over the Baseball Grounds
of Jacksonville, finalizing a 3-2 five-
inning loss for UF at the hands of rival
FSU, the Gators' recent propensity for
slow starts became magnified as the last
four innings were washed away.
UF (18-9) has mounted four come-
from-behind wins in its last seven
games, but Mother Nature didn't give
the No. 20 Gators enough time to make
it five out of the last eight.
"We've proven we can come back
from any deficit," said freshman Preston
Tucker, who was instrumental in a sev-




* HS Basketball: McDonald's All-
American Game
ESPN, 8p.m.
* NBA: Toronto vs. Orlando
SUN, 7 p.m.


en-run ninth inning comeback against
Alabama. "Unfortunately, we didn't
have a chance to do that tonight."
Though Tuesday night's loss was
only UF's second in its last 11 contests,
the starting rotation has had a tough
time eating any significant amount of in-
nings for the pitching staff.
Senior Stephen Locke started the
game for the Gators, and just seven outs
later, he took a seat in the first-base dug-
out to watch the rest of the game. The
2 1/3 innings were actually 1/3 of an
inning longer than he was able to last
on March 25 when he made his first ap-
pearance of the season after rejoining
the team.
While Locke's short stints have been
a result of a predetermined pitch count,
the rest of the rotation can't make the
same excuse. Over the last eight games,
the Gators have received an average of
SEE PITCHING, PAGE 19


UF men's basketball assistant coach
Shaka Smart has taken the head coaching
job at Virginia Commonwealth, according to
multiple media outlets. Smart will replace
former UF assistant Anthony Grant at VCU.


Questions loom for football team


M aybe you're already making
travel plans to Pasadena, Calif.,
for next January. I don't blame
you. All signs point to the Gators playing
for their third national championship in
four years and probably winning it.
And while we can all pencil in 189 Tim
Tebow runs up the middle and 57 Bran-
don Spikes crushing tackles, a lot of other
players are going to make the difference
in UF having another University Avenue
celebration or a teary Tebow and Urban
Meyer wondering what went wrong.
So here are some areas of concern this
spring and the players who are going to
be counted on to step up:
* Meyer hasn't given out the No. 1 jersey
yet despite several players asking for it,
and there's good reason for that. The ar-


gument could be
made that several
players will end up
being the Gators'
No. 1 receiver next
Brian St year, and that per-
an eele son might get Har-
Steele-ing Bases vin's No. 1 jersey.
bsteele@alligator.org The logical guesses
are either Deonte
Thompson or Aaron Hernandez. They're
the big names. If you want a sleeper to
take the reigns of the receiving group,
look out for Carl Moore. He had a frus-
trating first year, but he has as much tal-
ent as anybody. Also, don't forget about
senior David Nelson and incoming fresh-
man Andre Debose, who Meyer is expect-
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 19


[ AI_ I AGREES TO C H S1 E NTUCK


CORAL GABLES (AP) John Calipari
is heading to Kentucky to coach the
Wildcats. And some of the members of
his top-ranked recruiting class may be
going with him.
Calipari flew to Lexington, Ky., Tues-


day night to finalize details on the deal,
and Memphis has scheduled a press
conference Wednesday to discuss the
future of the program which may not
include some of the nation's top pros-
pects.






WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL


Gators commit Boynton ready to play in '09-'10


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

CORAL GABLES Kenny
Boynton casually leaned against
the wall as reporters and micro-
phones surrounded him. An out-
side observer might have thought
he was a politician if not for the
red gym shorts sagging past the
top of his calves.
Later, while sitting at a table,
dipping his McNuggets in bar-
becue sauce, a man shoved a lap-
top in front of Boynton. A video
was playing, showing a montage
of Boynton's steals, dunks and
3-pointers.
"I got so much footage of you,
man," the laptop-wielder gushed.
Another player laughed when
footage from Boynton's junior sea-
son appeared in the highlights.
"Check out Kenny with the
braids!" he said.
Boynton, now with short hair,
just smiled.
The high school senior guard
and UF commit received as much
attention as any player at Tues-
day's media day for McDonald's
All-American Game, which will
be played tonight.
Part of it was the fact he was
the local kid, a shooting guard
from American Heritage Plan-
tation High and the first player
from Broward County to become
an All-American.


But another reason for Boyn-
ton's draw was the oddity of his
situation. He is a basketball star
in a football hotbed. Broward
County produces talent like Ma-
jor Wright, not stars on the hard-
wood.
When he steps onto the UF
campus this fall, Boynton will
resume his role of basketball star
in an area infested with athletic
freaks in cleats. He is the No. 7
player on Rivals.com and the first
top-10 player to commit to UF
since the Web site began ranking
its top 100 players in 2001.
Boynton knows what he needs
to bring with him next year.
"Intensity and attacking the
rim, I think that will give Florida
wins," Boynton said. "They have
the skills and all, they just relied
on their outside shot a lot (last
season)."
The Gators missed the NCAA
Tournament the last two seasons,
and the O'Connell Center has not
been full, a far cry from when stu-
dents camped out the night before
games during UF's back-to-back
championships run.
Boynton hopes he will have a
chance to start in the backcourt
alongside point guard Nick Ca-
lathes. Calathes who also
played in the McDonald's game
in 2007 declared for the NBA
Draft on Monday, but did not hire
an agent, maintaining his eligi-


bility should he decide he is not
ready for the pros.
"I hope he does make it (to the
NBA)," Boynton said. "But if he
does come back, I know we'll do
good next year. (Calathes) knows
when to make the right play, he
knows when to take the right
shot, make the right pass. ... He
has a very high basketball IQ."
Calathes' departure would
not impact Boynton's future as a
Gator.
However, if coach Billy Dono-
van had accepted the head coach-
ing position at Kentucky, Boynton
might have left with him.
While Boynton signed a letter
of intent to play at UF on Oct. 30,
the contract could be nullified if
Donovan left.
"Usually players get released
(from their letters of intent) be-
cause it looks bad for a school that
is not letting the kid go. It hinders
their ability to recruit in the fu-
ture," Rivals.com recruiting ana-
lyst Jerry Meyer said.
Donovan contacted Boynton's
family after the Kentucky rumors
spread to ensure them he was
staying in Gainesville.
"Billy called my mom two
nights later and explained to her
the situation and that he basically
said no," Boynton said.
And if Donovan had left?
"I'm not sure. I doubt I'd stay,
though."


Patrick Farrell / Miami Herald
UF commit Kenny Boynton takes part in the 3-point Competition at the
McDonald's All-American Game in Coral Gables on Monday night.


Shortened game disappoints both sides


BASEBALL, from page 18


With runners on first and second in the first inning,
FSU's Stuart Tapley flied out to Matt den Dekker, but
den Dekker's throw to get the runner attempting to
tag up at third got by Weitzel, allowing the first run to
score for FSU. A sacrifice fly from Jason Stidham would
give the Seminoles a 2-run advantage after one inning.
The weather-shortened game didn't give the Gators
much time to stage a comeback, something they were
able to do in two of their three games last weekend
against Alabama, but they squandered their chances to
score early in the game.
"We had our opportunities, and we didn't do it,
simple as that," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said.
Locke wouldn't allow another run, but he got in
trouble again in the third inning with one out and was


bailed out by reliever Greg Larson, who made the in-
ning's second out by nailing Stephen Cardullo at home
on a squeeze attempt.
Some of the 6,251 fans stayed 30 minutes after the
game was delayed until it was officially called, having
to leave the Baseball Grounds disappointed with the
early finish.
Even FSU coach Mike Martin was upset to see the
rivalry game end before a full nine innings.
"It's disappointing we were not able to play nine
innings of baseball," Martin said. "This was a great
venue, a great night to play baseball."
The FSU win tied the season series at 1. The Gators
took the first game in Gainesville on a walk-off single
by Buddy Munroe. The series will be decided on April
14 in Tallahassee.
UF will get a chance to redeem the loss tonight in
Gainesville against Stetson.


O'Sullivan may shake up Gators' rotation


PITCHING, from page 18

3 innings from their starters, with
the longest outing five innings
- coming from freshman Anthony
DeSclafani against North Florida.
The last time a UF starter last-
ed longer than five innings was
against Tennessee on March 20
when junior Jeff Barfield threw 6
2/3 innings in a 3-2 win. Freshman
Greg Larson, who made his fifth re-
lief appearance in this eight-game
stretch, took over for Locke with
one out in the third inning against
FSU (17-8) and kept both of his in-
herited runners from scoring.


The next inning, however, he
worked into a bases-loaded jam,
and UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
had to go to Alex Panteliodis to get
out of the inning.


BasebaII


"I never
should've had to
go to A.P. in that in-
ning," O'Sullivan
said.


In the fifth and
final inning, Jack
Posey's mammoth solo home run
put the Seminoles out in front yet
again, and the Gators knew they
didn't have much time to respond.
"We had a team meeting before


(the fifth inning) started," Tucker
said. "We knew we had to string
some hits together and score some
runs."
After UF squandered a leadoff
single by Jerico Weitzel, any hopes
of a comeback disappeared along
with the red infield clay, which the
grounds crew immediately cov-
ered up with a white tarp.
The Gators have been more
about the finish than the start as
of late, but O'Sullivan has said he
may have to shake up the strug-
gling starting rotation heading
into the heart of Southeastern Con-
ference play.


BRIAN, from page 18

ing to be the next Percy Harvin.
* Should John Brantley really be the future at quarterback?
UF doesn't have a difficult schedule this season, and that
means there will be plenty of blowouts. So you know Brant-
ley is going to get plenty of snaps, more than last season.
Following Tebow will be one of the most difficult jobs for
anybody in sports in a long time. Will he show glimpses of
being the type of signal-caller who can lead a team to cham-
pionships? An injured Tebow is the only thing that could
keep UF from Pasadena this year, and even a healthy Tebow
will need breathers. Brantley needs to have an impact simi-
lar to what Tebow did his freshman year. This will be his
third year on campus, and it's time for him to show why he
was one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in his class.
* Besides Debose, will any freshmen make a significant im-
pact? Yes, the Gators have absurd talent coming in again, but
it's talent at places that are loaded with depth. Does Meyer
really want to waste a year on safety Dee Finley or lineback-
er Jelani Jenkins when the Gators have Ahmad Black, Major
Wright, Will Hill and Dorian Munroe in front of Finley on
the depth chart? How about a linebacker corps that already
has Spikes, Dustin Doe, A.J. Jones, Ryan Stamper, Brandon
Hicks, Brendan Beal and Lerentee McCray? When someone
as good as Jenkins comes along, it's hard to waste a year of
eligibility when he's almost destined to be a backup. Most
teams would love two high-caliber starting safeties. The
Gators have four. Finley will make an impact on special
teams at most.
The best bet for a freshman to make an impact may be
tight end Desmond Parks because, well, the Gators don't
have anybody at tight end but Hernandez. The sleeper could
be defensive tackle Gary Brown if he outplays Jaye Howard
and Omar Hunter once he gets there. But good luck with
that.






20, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009


UF SPORTS ROUNDUP

Softball team looks for rebound win against Tigers


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

The UF softball team isn't used
to losing.
The Gators (34-3,13-1 Southeast-
ern Conference) are 104-8 in the last
two years, and they have not lost
back-to-back games in that span.
After dropping Game 3 of its
series against No. 5 Alabama on
Sunday, No. 1 UF will hit the road
to take on Auburn (25-10, 5-4 SEC)
in Auburn, Ala., in a doubleheader
starting at 5 p.m.
"It was a tough loss," pitcher
Stacey Nelson said of the series fi-
nale against Alabama. "In the past
couple years, we're not accustomed
to losses."
If last year was any indication,
however, the Gators might not
experience a similar defeat for the
rest of the conference season. UF
finished 27-1 in SEC play last sea-
son after a 1-0 loss to Alabama on
March 12, 2008, the team's fourth
conference game of the year.
After that setback, UF reeled off
37 straight wins. With their first
conference loss of this season now
behind them, the Gators are look-
ing to match their success from last
year.
"We're a great team. We're go-
ing to bounce back," catcher Kris-
tina Hilberth said. "We've got to
take care of Auburn, and we're
just hopefully going to get better


and start a new winning streak on
Wednesday."
To get the new streak started,
UF will have to play better defense
than it did in Sunday's loss. The
Gators were outstanding defen-
sively in their two wins against the
Crimson Tide on Saturday, as they
committed no errors, allowed only
2 runs on the day and worked out
of two bases-loaded situations.
UF recorded two errors in Sun-
day's loss alone an uncharacter-
istic statistic for a team that has just
20 errors through 37 games. In ad-
dition to the two errors, the Gators
missed several more opportunities
in the field that could have swung
the momentum of the game.
"We just didn't play defense like
we can and like we needed to," Hil-
berth said. "We had two errors, but
if you think about the mistakes that
we made, there was much more
than two mistakes. That's just what
goes down in the books."
UF coach Tim Walton echoed
his catcher's sentiment, adding that
his team did not capitalize on the
opportunities it had in the first 6
1/2 innings.
"We didn't make plays," Wal-
ton said. "We didn't do a very good
job on defense. Ultimately, defense
wins championships and wins ball
games for you, but we just didn't
make plays."
Walton added that he was hap-
py with the poise and composure
his team displayed at the plate in its


rally in the bottom of the seventh
against the Tide, and his hitters
will need to continue at that pace
against the Tigers today.

"We've got to take care
of Auburn, and we're just
hopefully going to get bet-
ter and start a new winning
streak on Wednesday."
Kristina Hilberth
UF senior catcher


Although they are not on the
same level as Alabama's Kelsi
Dunne, who struck out 13 batters
Sunday, Auburn has two starting
pitchers who allow fewer than 2
earned runs per game.
Junior Anna Thompson (12-6,
1.45 ERA) and freshman Jenee Loree
(10-3, 1.94 ERA) will likely start a
game each against the Gators.
"They're good. They've got
good pitching, and when you have
good pitching, you're always in the
ballgame," Walton said. "So we're
going to have to do a good job mak-
ing adjustments."
WORDS INSPIRE GYMNASTS: De-
sire. Phenomenal. Believe. Heart.
What may seem like a random
collection of words has a much
deeper meaning to the UF gymnas-
tics team. Those are just four of the
dozens of words the team has cho-
sen for its "Word of the Day."


Each practice day, a different
gymnast organized by height
- picks a quote and a word that
usually goes along with the quote.
Sometimes the gymnasts will give
a speech about the word and quote
with the goal of inspiring the team.
The tradition is capped off with
the whole team doing one Gator
chomp as gymnasts yell the word
before practice.
"It's your time to shine," senior
Corey Hartung said. "Your time to
say what's on your mind and say
the positive things that you want to
say to influence your team."
Hartung said she searches on-
line the night before her day for a
quote that means a lot to her.
She saves quotes she likes and
even has a file on her computer
serving as a compilation of some of
her favorites.
While the word of the day usu-
ally serves to inspire, sometimes a
gymnast will say a more lightheart-
ed, jovial word, reflecting how the
team is feeling.
At the Southeastern Conference
Championships, the word was
"phenomenal." Hartung picked
the word in an effort to find a more
unique and less cliche word.
Faehn said the word carried
through the whole weekend of the
competition, as is the case with any
word picked on any given week-
end.
Following the SEC Champion-
ships, "phenomenal" even made it


through to press releases.
Junior Ashley Kerr, who has
used "believe" as her word a few
times, said "heart" has been one of
her favorite words this year, syn-
onymous with the team's motto, "A
Team Beats with One Heart."
"Thisyear, especiallyjust with all
the adversity we've gone through,
this team has put their heart, espe-
cially at SECs, everybody put their
heart out there," Kerr said.
Kerr said she usually picks her
word after gauging how the team
is feeling or if she feels her word
touches her or her teammates.
Maranda Smith, who always
gives a quote followed by a speech,
sees her day as an opportunity to
shine as a leader.
Earlier this year, her word was
"oomph."
"The difference between try and
triumph is a little oomph," Smith
said.
Even coaches aren't exempt
from the "Word of the Day." Sun-
day is coaches' day.
"I always like to pick quotes that
are about hard work, the positives,
the mental aspect," Faehn said.
One Sunday, Faehn's word was
"Noah," after her son, whom she
brought to the gym.
"I wanted to make it light that
day," Faehn said. "There's little
Noah. He's going to run around
and it brings a smile to (the gym-
nasts') face."
EUGENIO TORRENS




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