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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 131


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


THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


GPD to target



DUls tonight


* THE DETAIL WILL GO
FROM 7 P.M. TO 2 A.M.

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

The Gainesville Police
Department will look for
drunken drivers at a DUI
checkpoint tonight at 4000
S.W. 23rd Terrace.
The Alachua County Sher-
iff's Office and the University
of Florida Police Department
will assist in the checkpoint,
which will take place from 7
p.m. until 2 a.m.
The last GPD DUI check-
point in March, which was
held at 3300 W. University
Ave., yielded 11 arrests, six
of them DUIs, GPD Sgt. Joe
Raulerson said.
Raulerson said GPD
would like to stop every car


that goes through the check-
point, but if there is heavy
traffic the officers might only
pull over every fifth car.
Some of the possible con-
sequences of a DUI are fines
up to $500, mandatory DUI
school, jail, community ser-
vice, vehicle impoundment
and a driver's license sus-
pension, he said.
"We love for people to
use RTS buses, Later
Gator or taxis."
Sgt. Joe Raulerson
GPD Officer


Raulerson said officers
understand that people want
to go out and have a good
time, but he wants them to
stay sober if driving.
"We love for people to
use RTS buses, Later Gator
or taxis," he said.


UF engineering students upset after adviser resigns


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

With fall registration in full swing this
week, some students in the UF Department
of Electrical and Computer Engineering are
upset by the resignation of their only adviser
following an investigation into two student
privacy violations.
On March 13, Steve Permann, the depart-


ment's only undergraduate adviser, submitted
a letter of resignation. Though the resignation
is not effective until May 15, Permann's last
day was March 6, which has left the depart-
ment without an official adviser.
Mark Law, the department chair, said in
a forum held to address the concerns of stu-
dents in the program on March 17 that the de-
partment probably would not hire a new ad-
viser until fall. The responsibility of advising


students before they can register-a require-
ment in the department-has fallen on Marcy
Lee, a program assistant who has worked with
Permann for the past
UiF year. Lee has di-
Administration rected students with
questions she can't
answer to professors. But many students just
want the guidance of Permann, who advised
in the department for 12 years and was famil-


iar with faculty and courses.
"I am worried about registration. I feel lost.
I'm not going to go to my professors because I
feel like they only know about that class," said
Suzanne Delica, an electrical engineering ju-
nior and president of Women in Electrical and
Computer Engineering.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers and Eta Kappa Nu, both student
SEE ADVISER, PAGE 9


AROUND GAINESVILLE

Local businesses respond to recent pistachio recall


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer
efuggetta@alligator.org

Some people around the coun-
try might be up in arms over the
latest salmonella scare, but it


turns out some Gainesville resi-
dents aren't nuts about pistachios
anyway.
The Food and Drug Adminis-
tration announced Monday that a
California-based food-processing
plant will recall up to 1 million


pounds of roasted pistachios that Ward's Supermarket natural said.
may be contaminated by salmo- foods manager Russ Welker said Welker said he doesn't expect
nella. Ward's pulled all pistachio prod- Ward's' business to drop as a re-
Local grocery stores are deal- ucts, packaged or fresh, Tues- sult of the crisis.
ing with the potential problem day. "It's a pretty minor part of the


by removing pistachio products
from the shelves.


"We went through and pulled
everything we could find," he


SEE PISTACHIO, PAGE 9


UF freshman
Michelle Moultrie
(right) hit a home
run against Auburn
on Wednesday to
help the Gators
sweep the Tigers
after missing one
by about 5 feet over
the weekend.
See Story, Page 21.


Man arrested after beer stolen early Wed.
A man was arrested early Wednesday morn-
ing after he was accused of stealing beer from a
Kangaroo and carrying brass knuckles.
While inside the Kangaroo on Southwest 34th
Street, Garrett Kautz, 19, asked the store clerk
if he would call the police if Kautz stole a beer
from the beer case he was standing in front of,
the Gainesville Police Department arrest report
stated.
According to the report, after the clerk walked
away to call law enforcement, he saw Kautz leave


the store with a large bulge in his front pocket.
When a GPD officer found him, Kautz was
walking away from the store and carrying a can
of Steel Reserve. According to the report, the of-
ficer found two pocket knives and brass knuckles
in his pockets.
The store clerk told the officer that Kautz was
trying to sell a pocketknife and the brass knuck-
les. Kautz was charged with an open container
violation, petit theft and carrying a concealed
weapon.
KATIE EMMETS


Today


FORECAST 2
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SPORTS 21


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Comedy For A Cause
Comedian Marga Gomez performs a stand-up comedy routine in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on
Wednesday night. UF Pride Student Union and the Hispanic Student Association hosted the event as
part of the first day of Pride Awareness Month. See Story, Page 8.


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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Town Hall Forum with
UF President Bernie Machen
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Yulee Hall Global Room
Hosted by the Inter-Residence
Hall Association (IRHA). This
is the last of three town hall fo-
rums. The format will mostly
be question and answer, and
will run for about an hour.

Book Discussion:
"Diary from the Dome"
Today, 1 p.m.
Smathers Library, 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." The
discussion will be followed
by a book signing and light re-
freshments. Free and open to
the public.

International Fine Arts
in Healing presents:
Empty Bowls
Today, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church
100 N.E. First St.
Come join the group for a
simple soup and bread dinner,
and take home a handmade
ceramic bowl. All profits will
be donated to the Jubilee
House, a local hunger-fighting
organization. The Lower 13th
St. "Good Time" Jazz Band
will play.

Glimpses of a Fragile Continent:
Africa Through a
Reporter's Eyes
Today, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Smathers Library East
Room 1A


FORECAST
TODAY FRIDAY


THUNDER THUNDER
STORMS STORMS
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SATURDAY


SUNNY
81/58


Lydia Polgreen, West Africa
Bureau Chief for the New
York Times, covers two-
dozen countries in western
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 re-
sources in fomenting conflict
and stories of fragile hope.

People United for Medical
Marijuana: Open Discussion
Today, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Anderson Hall
Come out to discuss and
gather ideas for the cause.
Sign the petition to amend
the Florida Constitution
for medical marijuana. You
don't need to be a student,
so invite your friends.

ACCENT and IOC Present:
Gender Equity in Islam The
Elevated Status of Women
Today, 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Touchdown Terrace, Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium
Muslim women are often
perceived as having an infe-


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SUNDAY MONDAY


THUNDER THUNDER
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rior role in Islam. Does Islam
oppress women, or is it some-
thing else? Come learn more
about the rights of women
in Islam with keynote speak-
er and author, Dr. Jamillah
Karim.


UF Interfaith Forum
Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Reitz Union Ampitheater
Learn about the core tenets
of five of UF's largest reli-
gious organizations. Advisors
of Campus Crusade, Gator
FreeThought, Hindu Student
Council, Islam on Campus
and Jewish Student Union
will share their religious be-
liefs. There will be an open
mic Q&A for attendees who
have questions about God.

Got something going on?
And want to post it in this
space? Send an e-mail to
kbjornsen@alligator.org with
'What's Happening' in the
subject line. Be sure to include
a one- to two-sentence synop-
sis of the event.


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
alligator.org.


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


LOCAL

Few computers affected by Conflicker worm threat


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Like the Y2K bug, the projected havoc
the Conflicker computer worm threatened to
wreak on April 1 seems to have been bloated,
but the threat remains.
Conflicker infects computers and creates
its own network, which could allow cyber-
criminals to take control of users' computers
to send spam or attack particular Web sites.


Estimates put the number of infected comput-
ers at several million.
Experts had feared that a reference to April
1 in the worm's code indicated that it would
go live worldwide on that date, causing un-
known damage. As for now, the worm chang-
es security settings on infected computers and
blocks access to anti-virus Web sites.
Kathy Bergsma, UF's information technol-
ogy security manager, believes that the threat
to UF is minimal.
"We've had way less than 50 infected ma-


"We've had way less than 50
infected machines on campus."
Kathy Bergsma
UF IT security manager

chines on campus," she said, indicating the
number could be as low as 20.
UF has monitored the worm since it ap-
peared in October 2008 and has been in con-
tact with other universities on how to cope
with developments, such as new strains of the


worm.
Although the ports, or entry points, that the
worm would use to enter UF's network have
been blocked, it could still spread into the net-
work through an infected laptop or USB de-
vice, Bergsma said.
Ed Wedge, manager of the computer repair
company Gatorland Computers, said that he
had extra staff on hand Wednesday in case
the worm turned violent. "We're gearing up
for whatever comes down the road," he said
Wednesday afternoon.


Man solicits student


An Ocala man was issued a notice
to appear before a judge for a misde-
meanor possession of marijuana after
reportedly trying get a 19-year-old UF
student to engage in oral sex.
Joseph J. Wilkins, 40, pulled his car
onto Union Road, next to Tigert Hall,
from Northwest 13th Street and began
following the student, who was walk-
ing, Saturday around 5 a.m., according
to a University Police Department re-
port.
A UPD officer parked in the Tigert
Hall parking lot and approached the
student, who appeared upset, and
asked if everything was OK. The stu-
dent told the officer that the man in the
car kept asking if he could "suck his
dick," the report stated.
The officer then pulled Wilkins'
car over and asked him what was go-
ing on. Wilkins said he stopped to ask
the student for directions, then, when


pressed, admitted he asked the student
for oral sex.
The student did not file charges.
During a search of Wilkins' car, an
open Marlboro Lights pack with five
marijuana roaches was found, accord-
ing to the report. Wilkins told police he
thought the roaches were left in the car
by the previous owner.
On He said a man outside
Campus the Kangaroo gas station
on the comer of North-
west 13th Street and University Ave-
nue offered him oral sex for $50 earlier
in the night. Wilkins said he thought
the student was hanging out with the
man, so he followed him to see what
was going on, the report stated.
Wilkins was also ticketed for no
proof of insurance, driving without a
license and driving an unregistered ve-
hicle, the report stated.
THOMAS STEWART


UPD: Shands flasher found


* HE FACES UP TO AYEAR IN PRISON
AND A $1,000 FINE.

The University Police Department is filing
a sworn complaint against Gainesville resident
Richard White, 41, for reportedly exposing
his genitals to at least one woman outside the
McKnight Brain Institute on Monday night.
White has been suspended from his job as
a supply technician at Shands at UF pending
the results of the investigation, said Shands
HealthCare spokesman Jeff Kelly. White is be-
ing charged with exposure of sexual organs, a
first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to
one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
Though he was reportedly wearing light
green scrubs with an ID badge during the in-
cident, Kelly said White was not on duty at the


time, adding that White's job involves no direct
contact with patients. He approached a female
Shands at UF employee outside the institute at
about 10 p.m. and asked her for money. When
she said she didn't have any, he pulled his
pants down, according to UPD.
White allegedly approached another wom-
an as well before leaving in a small purple car
with a spoiler. He was found about an hour
and a half later by a GPD officer who stopped a
vehicle on Archer Road matching the descrip-
tion. White was picked out of a photo lineup by
both women, according to UPD.
He has been interviewed by UPD and noti-
fied of the complaint. Spencer Mann, spokes-
man for the State Attorney's office, said the
office hadn't received it as of Wednesday after-
noon.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


ON CAMPUS

Center holds Q-and-A session on media, presidency


By CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Two editors with about 65
years of combined journalism ex-
perience took the stage at Pugh
Hall Wednesday night to de-
scribe the media's influence on
President Barack Obama's cam-
paign and the Internet's impact
on print journalism.
Bill Adair, Washington Bureau
Chief of the St. Petersburg Times,
and Al Eisele, editor at large of
Washington D.C. congressional
newspaper, The Hill, spoke to a
crowd of about 100 people and
answered questions from audi-
ence members and UF spokes-
man Steve Orlando.
Adair said covering Obama's
campaign was not different from
covering any other election.
The campaign was unusual be-
cause press operations included
new techniques, such as Obama's
use of Facebook to rally support,
Adair said.
Eisele compared Obama's
use of YouTube to Franklin D.
Roosevelt's fireside chats.
"Obama is the first Internet
president," he said.
Eisele said the media's cover-
age of the campaign was mostly
objective considering the unique
nature of Obama's candidacy.
He said people underestimate
what an incredible thing it was


to have a black president elected,
and said Obama's election al-
lowed the world to see the U.S.
in a new light. Talk of new be-
ginnings transitioned into a dis-
cussion of the end of newspaper
journalism. Adair said journal-
ists need to take advantage of the
Web and use it as a research and
presentation tool.
"And, it is time for news or-
ganizations to reinvent them-
selves," Adair said.
"If you're looking for a
scapegoat, you better look
somewhere else than the
media,"
Al Eisele
Editor at large, The Hill

Adair, who also founded Poli-
tiFact.com, a Web site that rates
the truthfulness of political of-
ficials' claims on a scale ranging
from "true" to "pants on fire."
News organizations need to
help people figure out what in-
formation outlets they can trust,
he said. Eisele said as newspa-
pers move to the Web, the media
loses its watchdog function.
The problem with the Web is
that there is no gatekeeper, Eisele
said. Both editors also defended
the media's role in the financial
crisis.
"If you're looking for a scape-


goat, you better look somewhere
else than the media," Eisele said.
Adair said the financial crisis
was an example of the govern-
ment's role as a watchdog.
UF sophomore Zach Mayo
said he was not impressed by the
speakers' mentality that nothing
was the press' fault.
But he said he liked how the
speakers said the newspaper in-
dustry needed to move forward
in its use of the Internet.
The two speakers also dis-
cussed the creation of citizen-
journalists, who use the Internet
to blog about newsy happenings.
Adair said the media needs to
trust users to help create its prod-
uct. But this is hard for journal-
ists who fear losing their jobs to
citizens, he said. Adair also ques-
tioned the definition of blogger.
"It's a meaningless word," he
said.
Although he does not discount
the importance of bloggers, he
said a new term should be creat-
ed to separate journalist-bloggers
from citizen-bloggers.
Eisele said "blogger" was not
the only word in need of revamp-
ing, and he considered the new
meaning journalism will take
on because of the impact of new
technology.
"To take that a little further, I
think maybe we need a new word
for journalism," Eisele said.


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Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, and UF spokesman Steve Orlando look
on as Al Eisele, editor of The Hill, answers questions about President
Obama and the media in Pugh Hall on Wednesday. Adair and Eisele
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Editorial


Urine Trouble

Costs of drug testing

outweigh benefits

Declaring America's current economic woe a time for
"tough love," one West Virginia legislator wants to
mandate drug testing for individuals receiving govern-
ment assistance.
State Rep. Craig Blair, shockingly a Republican, sponsored
a bill that would require passing a drug test before a person
could receive benefits such as welfare, unemployment and food
stamps. Under his proposed guidelines, Blair offers first-time
offenders 60 days to sober up but strips repeat transgressors of
their government aid for two years.
Has America suddenly channeled its inner Wal-Mart right
before our very eyes?
The Editorial Board can't help but think Blair is off his rocker
when suggesting drug testing is a surefire way to get millions
of Americans off of federal assistance. What makes Blair's argu-
ment completely useless is the fact that he fails to account for the
outlandish costs involved with forcing countless individuals to
piss in a cup. We can only imagine how much red tape would
accrue if Blair's bill somehow managed to pass leaving peo-
ple who've never touched an illegal drug in their lives to wait
even longer before receiving help.
How about some compassion for the innumerable Ameri-
cans left jobless for no other reason than their companies can't
afford to pay them?
Blair's ludicrous attempt to save the economy while ridding
America of its drug problem seemingly serves to spread a right-
wing agenda and oppress those hit hardest by the financial
downturn.
What more would you expect from an attention-starved
state representative from West Virgina lacking any semblance
of a college education?


SNAPs for Barry


Thanks to a swift stroke
of President Barack
Obama's pen, Florida
residents will see increased
financial assistance in their
monthly food stamp allot-
ment starting this month.
On Feb. 14, Obama signed
the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009
- legislation that boosts the
amount of economic relief
families receive by at least
$20 per person. Under the
program, the more than 1.8
million Floridians currently
enrolled to receive aid will see
their EBT card's balance surge
by as much as $24.
Additionally, the Food
Stamp Program has been re-
branded as the Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program
(SNAP) to highlight the nutri-
tion information available for
families to learn more about
how to shop for healthy food
while on a budget.
In the state of Florida, the
portion of the population


receiving government assis-
tance for groceries jumped
31 percent from one year ago.
The $34 million upgrade com-
ing to SNAP is expected to
generate $63 million in eco-
nomic activity in Florida.
The Editorial Board is
pleased to see components
of Obama's economic recov-
ery plan coming to fruition
so close to home. As prices
for staples such as milk and
bread continue to put a dent
in Floridians' wallets, the in-
crease in financial assistance
under SNAP will certainly
help many families make
ends meet. What makes the
program a resounding success
is the fact the state will see a
significant economic gain -
welcome news to countless
struggling businesses.
While SNAP should not
be deemed a cure-all for the
many Americans going to bed
hungry at night, the program
is certainly a step in the right
direction for the country.


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UF needs grade redistribution system


hile I am happy to see that our country is mov-
ing in a more progressive direction, I am sad
that I cannot say the same about the Universi-
ty of Florida. Our good president Barack "The Messiah"
Obama is steering the nation toward a much fairer, re-
distributive taxation and social program system which
will take from the greedy rich bastards to provide for
those who have fallen on harder times. Every single rich
person in America, after all, "earned" his or her fortune
by denying opportunities to the poor.
Unfortunately, UF still clings to an archaic grading
system which gives preference to those who were born
as intelligent and hard-working students at the expense
of those who, by no fault of their own, were not born in
such a privileged state.
These students get locked into a "grade poverty trap"
that destroys their motivation and self-esteem. They
cannot hope to compete with the greedy A-students
who hoard all the good grades among themselves.
Accordingly, I propose that UF adopt a system of
"grade redistribution" to make grades more equal
across the board and give failing students a better op-
portunity to succeed. This will put the school more in
line with the progressive politics of our generation.
The system would be a simple. Every high-earning
student would be given a progressive, bracket-based
grade tax. For instance, all grades from a 2.0 to a 3.0
might be tax-exempt, grades from 3.0 to 3.5 might be
taxed at a 50 percent rate, and grades from 3.5 to 4.0
might be taxed at a 90 percent rate, like the AIG bo-
nuses.
This means that the bright, diligent grade-grubbers
who extort their way to a 4.0 would end up with only a
much more reasonable 3.3, only a hair higher than the


Johnathan Lott
letters@alligator.org


equally qualified students who
manage a 3.5.
Meanwhile, the grade rev-
enues collected from these stu-
dents could be used to fund grade
welfare programs for the failing
students. All students would be
guaranteed a minimum grade
income of at least a 2.0. Any ad-


ditional revenues could be given
back in the form of grade-tax credits to the lowest-earn-
ing students.
This would provide a much more equal system of
grading that doesn't give substantial preference to those
more capable of earning grades. Those who don't do
well in school and don't work hard, study or compre-
hend the material don't fail through any fault of their
own. They were born at a significant disadvantage from
those who work and study hard, and they need to have
the same opportunities to succeed in life as talented stu-
dents.
It is socially unjust for an elite few students to be
earning a 4.0 when there are students struggling just to
pass their classes.
The school has an obligation to its grade-poorest stu-
dents to provide for them in their times of need. The
government does this for the impoverished, and it does
it by taking from the rich. It is only right and just that
UF should do the same thing.
We can only hope that UF will end its evil, capitalist,
"free-market" approach to grades and embrace the pro-
gressive, redistributive mindset of our new generation.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics
sophomore. His column appears on Thursdays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
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Letters to the Editor
Marijuana users aren't addicts
Legalizing marijuana is the equal
of allowing a nation whose leader
openly called for the destruction
of an entire nation to have nuclear
weapons?
A bit of a stretch, but that is the
claim of Gary Colon in Wednesday's
Alligator. While it is terrible that Co-
lon's father was forced to spend nine
years incarcerated and unfortunate
that his father began using other un-
specified drugs, this is not the case
for average users. Addiction is a
problem for some, but why is it that
Colon is not advocating for prohibi-
tions on alcohol and tobacco sales?
Each is heavily addictive and
hazardous to one's health. Driving
under the influence and second-
hand smoke pose a risk to others as
well. Not all marijuana users claim
it is a panacea, simply that there is
a huge disparity in how they are
treated compared to users of other,
legal, substances.
Will legalizing it fix the economy,
end the Mexican cartels' violence


and stop the pain of cancer patients
everywhere? No. But if marijuana is
kept as a Schedule I substance, alco-
hol should be, as well.
Unfair treatment and stigmatiza-
tion of a class of people by poorly
thought-out laws should not be al-
lowed. The inflammatory nature of
Colon's letter, while based on diffi-
cult personal experiences, is far from
a rational argument. Marijuana, just
as it is not a wonder drug, is neither
necessarily a gateway drug.
Not everyone starts shooting her-
oin after that first puff; most reach
for the Doritos and the Wiimote, not
the needle.
Jan Sznurkowski
1L



Marijuana should be legalized
Gary Colon's article is so fal-
lacious I'm almost positive it's an
April Fools' Day joke. You claim that
marijuana is still bad even though "it
doesn't cause as many deaths as oth-


er drugs". The truth is nobody has
died from smoking pot, ever. If you
don't believe me then please supply
me with the name of a person who
has died solely from cannabis use.
It is too bad that your father
didn't have enough self-control and
ended up in prison because of his
drug abuse, but should we believe
that just because some people are al-
coholics, alcohol should be banned?
Drugs are to be used responsibly
and by adults only.
The reason your father eventu-
ally fell into other drugs is prob-
ably just because of the illegality of
marijuana. When somebody wants
to buy weed they have to resort to
"criminals" who are many times of-
fering them other illegal and very
dangerous substances.
Also, it looks like you didn't read
the recent article about the arrest in
Eastside High School where officials
found 2.5 pounds of grass in three
students' backpacks. Right now, it is
much easier for kids to buy marijua-
na than to purchase alcohol because


drug dealers don't ask for identifica-
tion.
In times of economic crisis, we
should stop wasting money incar-
cerating harmless potheads and
start creating an industry that would
make our economy grow and flour-
ish.
Orlando Torres
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Obama deserves a fair shake
Here we are in the first three
months of having Barack Obama as
president, and what respect has he
been given?
None.
The same country that voted him
in is now criticizing his every move.
I, for one, am sick of it. When I turn
on the TV, I don't care about some
comment Obama made regarding
the Special Olympics, and I know
Tim Shriver doesn't, so why do we?
It is our place to get upset for Tim
Shriver? No.


Then the next item of discussion
is the "glare seen around the world"
probably literally because since he
made it we never heard the end.
And for what? So maybe we have
a president who thinks before he
speaks. I mean we are becoming a
society of people who don't allow
chances. Do we expect to come out
of a recession like nothing?
Sacrifices must be made and it
will take time. All I'm saying is that
we are doing what we dobest, which
is set the people we once praised up
for failure.
Can we give Obama a chance to
survive in our world? We think we
can judge someone by his actions
and our opinions on them, and its
not possible. Obama's actions are
justified and supported by experts.
My rant is a reaction to reading
"Palin 2012!" because I feel bad that
there are people out there with actu-
al Palin 2012 bumper stickers. Sore
losers if you ask me.
Chris Moody


Guest column

SG should give Gators for a Sustainable Campus funding


Almost everyone recognizes the im-
portance of sustainability. Ameri-
cans are beginning to prioritize en-
vironmental protection, create a renewable
power economy and conserve energy. Presi-
dent Barack Obama's stimulus package, bills
in the state legislature, and UF's sustainabil-
ity programs have all made sustainability a
priority to prevent energy waste and avert
climate change.
So why is Student Government under-
mining the green push by attempting to de-
fund a key sustainability group?
The many members of Gators for a Sus-
tainable Campus have successfully pushed
for a renewable energy fee, sponsored the re-
cycling Green Team at home games, helped


implement recycling programs at bars and
apartment complexes and worked in the
Gainesville community on local agriculture
and in public schools. GSC has partnered
with UF's Office of Sustainability for Earth
Month in April and efforts to green transpor-
tation in Gainesville.
For its efforts, it has earned grant money
and last year's campus Outstanding New
Organization award.
Like hundreds of other student groups,
GSC receives money from Student Govern-
ment to carry out its work. This year, GSC re-
quested about $6,000 the same amount the
group received last year and just a fraction of
SG's $13.6 million budget. But in GSC's most
recent hearing before the Student Senate


Ben Cavataro
Speaking Out


Budget Committee, the
committee made a pre-
liminary vote to com-
pletely defund GSC.


The reason?
Student Government created its own sus-
tainability agency, Gators Going Green, as
an SG bureau. The agency's leaders would
be appointed by SG officials instead of be-
ing chosen by grassroots advocates. Budget
Committee members said that SG would not
"double-fund" sustainability groups.
But Gators Going Green is an agency that,
so far, exists only on paper and GSC is
an established grassroots student group. It
makes no sense to defund students already
doing the work. Some day, Gators Going


Green might be a valuable partner, but it
should not replace GSC.
Gators for a Sustainable Campus mem-
bers including outgoing and incoming
executive boards oppose the move to de-
fund GSC, as does UF's Office of Sustainabil-
ity. Even the director of SG's environmental
affairs cabinet the predecessor to Gators
Going Green thinks defunding GSC is a
bad idea.
The Budget Committee should reconsider
its position, and the Student Senate should
vote to fully fund GSC. The sustainability of
our campus depends on it.
Ben Cavataro is a Student Senator repre-
senting Hume Hall and is the Orange & Blue
Party Leader.


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Cars stolen, damaged in campus garages Thursday


* BOTH STOLEN CARS WERE
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By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Two cars were stolen and at least two
others were damaged on campus Thursday,
according to University Police Department
reports.


Oldsmobile Cutlass owned by Roy Wilds,
60.
Wilds told UPD he left the car in the
Physical Plant Division parking lot off Ra-
dio Road when he went to work at 5:45 a.m.
When he returned at 3:30 p.m., he said the
car was gone.
At about 10:20 that night, a Gainesville
Police Department officer saw the car driv-
ing erratically on Northeast Waldo Road.
The officer followed the car, which made
a sharp left turn and eventually made its


Bot or tne stolen cars were recovered, way through a grassy field before crashing
The first car reported stolen was a 1988 into a ditch, damaging the front of the car,


according to a UPD report.
The suspect, who fled on foot, is described
as a black man with dreadlocks in his 20s.
He wore dark pants and a black T-shirt at
the time of the incident.
The second car was reported stolen by
William Adams, 18. Adams told police he
left his 1985 Chevrolet Caprice Classic at
Parking Garage 5, behind Hume Hall, on
March 22.
He said when he returned on Thursday
the car was gone, according to a UPD report.
There was broken glass where the car had
been.


On Friday at about 11 a.m., a UPD officer
noticed the car at the PPD parking lot.
There was damage to the passenger-side
rear vent window, the report stated.
An Olde English 800 beer can, a plastic
cigar tip, a bag of Wonder Bread and a Mc-
Donald's cup, all of which did not belong to
Adams, were found in the car.
Also on Thursday, two Cadillac DeVilles,
one a 1998 model and one a 1999 model, re-
portedly had windows broken.
The incidents occurred at Parking Garage
5 and in the Elmore Hall parking lot off Ra-
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By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer
Despite rainy weather and change of plans,
the ninth annual Pride Awareness Month began
with laughter on Wednesday night.
The month-long series of events is put on by
UF's Pride Student Union, an organization that
hopes to educate UF about issues concerning the
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
The organization hopes to create awareness and
celebrate the lives of the LGBT community, ac-
cording to UF sociology senior Davier Rodriguez,
director of Pride Awareness Month.
A Wednesday morning kick-off carnival was
canceled due to rain, but there are plans to re-
schedule it later on this month.
But Marga Gomez, a lesbian comedian, still
performed to about 75 people later on in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom, entertaining the crowd
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Steve Hildebrand, Barack Obama's campaign
director, will also be visiting campus to speak
about LGBT leadership within politics.
This year's theme, "Dare to," challenges stu-
dents to go outside their comfort zones, Rodriguez
said. The Pride Student Union will be offering
events such as a poetry night and "Paint-Your-
Orgasm." They will also show films and hosting
forums for students to learn more about the LGBT
community.
Rodriguez said this year's goal was to cater to
UF students by co-sponsoring events with groups
like cultural clubs, fraternities and sororities.
Rodriguez said he is excited for what the
month will bring and encouraged students to
come out to this month's events.
"Our community is one that is misunderstood
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organizations, have set up peer advis-
ing in response to help undergraduates
pick their summer and fall classes.
Brian Sapp, an electrical engineer-
ing graduate student who has served as
president of both organizations in the
past, said peer advising is important be-
cause students need a resource to help
choose "manageable schedules."
Delica said that is what Permann
was good at.
"Steve kept it real. He told you who
to take. Not to say he swayed my de-
cision, but he gave me the foresight to
make my decisions," she said.
Students are especially frustrated
because top-level administrators have
remained tight-lipped on the circum-
stances surrounding Permann's sudden
resignation.
At the advising forum, Law repeat-
edly avoided questions about Permann.
"I'm not allowed to discuss the de-
tails of Steve's situation, and that's re-
ally all I can say about it," Law said.
However, the privacy report con-
cerning the situation surrounding Per-
mann's resignation was available under
the Freedom of Information Act.
On Aug. 21 and Sept. 3, Permann
accessed student record information
without authorization, according to the


good-bye party
report. An investigation by the UF Pri-
vacy Office recommended the dismissal
of Permann, according to the report.
Permann did not return repeated e-
mails from the Alligator and a working
phone number could not be obtained.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando would
not comment on the situation, but said
although advisers are able to access
any student's records, they are only au-
thorized to access records of students
whom they are advising.
"He was a great guy. He was
responsible for 1,000 kids
and he knew us."
Clinton Rodgers
Electrical engineering senior

Support for Permann from students
has been strong. An online petition
titled "Stop the forced resignation of
Steve Perman" had 326 signatures as of
Wednesday night, including some from
UF alumni. Clinton Rodgers, an electri-
cal engineering senior, is organizing a
good-bye party for Permann tonight to
give student closure on the situation.
"When I first heard the news I was
like, 'Man I wish I could just hug him,"'
Rodgers said. "He was a great guy. He
was responsible for 1,000 kids and he
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There have been no complaints from
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Hippie revival


more than just a


musical


ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
Grab your tie-dye, your peace signs and your anti-war slo-
gans it's time to let your hair down and let the sun shine.
Florida Players, UF's student-run theater company, is put-
ting on the epic American tribal love-rock musical, "Hair,"
this weekend at the Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre.
The show a story about a tribe of young hippies living
in Central Park in the late 1960s originally debuted in 1967
during the Vietnam War sending bold messages of peace,
love, sexuality and racism across the country.
Director Jennifer Shorstein, a senior history major, said
"Hair" is more relevant than ever today.
"There's so much going on now that is too similar to the
scent that was in the air politically and socially back then,"
she said.
The show's relevance hasn't solely been noticed by UF, ei-
ther, as the Florida Players' production is just one of the few
that have popped up around the country.
Aside from currently playing on Broadway as a revival,
Florida State University and theater companies in Jacksonville
and Milwaukee have recently refreshed the moving piece.
Doug Sharf, a junior theater performance major, plays
George Berger, the quintessential leader of the hippie tribe
who drops out of high school and refuses to go to war.
"It's more than a fluffy musical. It's
N not as sparkly as other shows be-
cause you see the scariness of war." 9
Kaitlin Lawrence
UF sophomore

Sharf said the show's relevance proves that "you can al-
ways stand up to what's going on," but more importantly, it
instills love and hope that the world can change tomorrow,
which is something America must have at a time of war.
"Everyone needs a little more love in their life, and love is
the underlying reason to do everything," he said.
And with the recent 50th anniversary of the peace sign,
hippie culture is more of a trend now than ever.
So, with the combination of lively rock music and bohe-
mian-chic costumes, it's extremely relatable for today's pop
culture offering a fresh piece to the standard happy-go-lucky
world of Broadway shows.
"It's more than a fluffy musical," said Kaitlin Lawrence, a
sophomore who plays Sheila, an NYU student who protests
Vietnam. "It's not as sparkly as other shows because you see
the scariness of war."
And in true hippie culture, the show has no rules. There's
interaction with the audience, many drug references, people
jumping around everywhere and even full nudity.
Show times are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8
p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The performances are
free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved through
the Florida Players' Web site at www.floridaplayers.org.

SJ


Texas band takes on Gainesville


Photo courtesy of The Banner Year
The Banner Year: Charlie Fisher (Guitar/Background Vocals), Michael Murray (Lead Guitar/Background
Vocals), Jason Small (Lead Vocals), josh Smith (Bass/Vocals), and Facundo LaRocca (Drums/Vocals)


crowd," he said. "If people can relate
to our songs, we relate to them."
If they had it their way, the band
would constantly be touring.
"It's all about the attitude," Small
said. "We show up on time, try to
treat everyone with respect, take
responsibility. We take things seri-
ously. We don't make promises we
can't keep. This is our job. We play
to five like playing to 500."
Every song is "performed." The
band aims to put on a show, not
merely sing to the audience.
"If you want to hear the music,
then you can just listen to the CD,"
bassist Josh Smith said.
As long as the audience is having
a good time, the band members said
that they have a good time too.
"You can't take yourself seri-
ously, life is too short to be serious,"
Small said.
They often insult each other, but
only to get the crowd laughing. The
only surprise is that fans wonder
why they don't have such thick Tex-
as accents.


"Who's Tebow?" asked Michael
Murray, lead guitarist of the band
The Banner Year.
When he found out it was a UF
quarterback, he jokingly replied, "I
don't listen to football."
Although the band mem-
bers may not be the big-
gest football aficionados, one
thing for sure is that they master the
art of rock music.
The five guys from Austin, Texas
are amicable as they speak proudly
of their five-year devotion to the
band. The Banner Year, who got the
idea for their name by having "a re-
ally bad year," is excited to come to
Gainesville.
Lead singer of the band, Jason
Small, claimed that he always want-
ed to conquer this city.
"Bands like Against Me! are from
this part of the country. All their
songs are about loving it there or
wanting to leave. I'm definitely ex-
cited to see it."
According to Small, their music


is "punk enough to rock out, pop
enough to sing along and main-
stream enough for all the hardcore
kids to hate us."
The band has played with bands
from all different genres, including
punk, metal and pop. They are big
fans of the Foo Fighters and The


Offspring-who they aspire to be
one day.
The Banner Year has a strong fan
base back in Texas and are always
excited to see familiar faces when
touring the rest of the country.
"We have a lot of the same peo-
ple come to our shows. Fans are our
friends," Small said.
They hope to reach anybody
with their music because their songs
are about universal messages.
"We're not looking for a specific


College acceptance letters bring back memories


ERIK VOSS + AVENUE WRITER
Right now, high school seniors all over the country are hear-
ing back from colleges and preparing to take that next big step
into college. For nostalgia's sake, let's recall what was running
through our minds as we read our own college acceptance let-
ters:
Well, this is it. College. The real deal. Everything will be so
different.
In college, I'll really have to work hard if I want to make the
grades. No more skipping class or waiting until the last minute
to study.
I mean, I'll have to get serious if I want to go to medical
school a dream I've had since I was five and will probably
never change my mind about. Forget that C-plus in honors
chemistry. Maybe I'll sign up for one of those fun, multiracial


College students are mature; they don't waste
time with gossip, drama or Facebook.

study groups studying under a tree like I saw in the brochure.
And to think how my social life will change. I won't have
to worry about my wardrobe so much, that's for sure. In col-
lege, no one cares how you look, which is why everyone wears
pajamas all the time.
College students are mature; they don't waste time with
gossip, drama or Facebook.
I'm going to have so much sex! And it's going to be with a
bunch of attractive, sophisticated people who won't judge me
afterward. I'm going to impress them with how much I can
drink and how, unlike most freshmen, I don't get really annoy-
ing when I'm drunk.


And that "freshman 15" myth won't apply to me.
I guess I have to be realistic too. My sweetheart and I can't
stay together forever. It seems like just yesterday we held hands
at church camp the summer after ninth grade. Now, we're go-
ing to different schools. We'll probably make it work for the
first two years by calling every night and hanging out on the
weekends, but eventually I'll have to move on.
After all, my beautiful, baggage-free soul mate is waiting for
me in one of those wild keg parties they have on every street
corner.
Really, I just can't wait to be on my own. In college, no one
holds your hand not my teachers, my friends or my par-
ents.
Ugh, my parents. Thank God I'll never have to talk to them
again.


MAE BASIRATMAND + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER






12, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


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Gator Dawgs
Check us out. We have
over 20 styles of hot dogs to
choose from. Chicago style,
a frito hot dog, a Colombia
hot dog, etc. and we come up
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Our burgers are prepared
fresh daily and cooked to
order. Our deli sandwiches
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toppings. New vegetarian
cuisine: veggie dogs, veggie
buns, and veggie chili. We
serve beer, too. For delivery
to see a full menu check us
out at Gatorfood.com. We are
located at 1023 W. University
Ave. 352-378-4353. Call ahead
for pick up.

Peach Valley Cafe
We specialize in scratch
cooking that's available for
dine in or take out for all your
breakfast and lunch needs.
This sister restaurant to
Stonewood Grill and Tavern
has a breakfast menu that
includes everything from eggs
benedict, a wide selection of
gourmet omelets, pancakes,
french toast, muffins and
more. Be sure to try our
famous Buttermilk Drop
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and our one of a kind Sack of
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cinnamon and sugar. We
also offer breakfast on the go
with our breakfast wrap, egg
sandwich and seasonal fruit
bowl. For lunch, enjoy one
of our valley fresh salads,
sandwiches, burgers or
gourmet wraps. You can't go
wrong with the Pine Grove
Chicken sandwich, made with
a fresh, char-grilled chicken
breast, smoked bacon and
melted cheese. Our burgers
are hand packed and made
from fresh choice sirloin, NY
strip and filet mignon. Our
popular Sequoia Burger is
made with caramelized red
onions, sauteed mushrooms,
smoked bacon and melted
provolone cheese. We also
serve a variety of gourmet
wraps, perfect for when
you're on the go. Our line of
beverages includes specialty
coffees, beer and wine. Take
out is available (Call ahead
to order), as well as catering
and party platters. Open 7
AM 8 PM every day. We're
located at 3275 S.W. 34th St.,
next to Carrabbas and behind
Hooters. 352-376-1834

THE SWAMP
RESTAURANT
The Swamp offers something
for everyone; signature
wings, fresh dishes and an
atmosphere sure to please.
Sit outside and enjoy cool
misting systems on cozy
outside decks or sit inside
and see the best memorabilia
in town. Swamp, daily
offers lunch, dinner and
drink specials and a happy
hour from 4 to 8pm. Don't
forget your curbside service
and remember The Swamp
always caters to you! www.
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1642 W. Univ. Ave
37-SWAMP


Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd P1. (behind
Hippodrome Theatre
Downtown) Offering Asian
Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing
atmosphere. Wed and Thurs
night $4 martinis. Open for
lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30
Sun 12-5 and dinner Sun-
Thurs 5-10pm Fri-Sat 5-10:30
pm.
Call 371-2323 for a
reservation.


'beque


David's BBQ
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Eat-in, Take-out, Drive
Thru, Catering or Tailgating.
Everybody loves David's BBQ
because, unlike ordinary BBQ
places, David's cooks over a
real wood fire! Eat where the
locals eat! Voted #1 BBQ in
Gainesville! Approved caterer
for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til
9pm. Sundays open at 8am.
Drive Thru 'til 9:30pm seven
days! 352-373-2002. Have
David's BBQ delivered by
Gatorfood.com. FREE WIFI
5121 NW 39th Ave. www.
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B-aklfast
Mdd Lunch
Bagels Unlimited
Serving Gainesville for over
25 years. BU is a tradition
of sorts. We offer many
breakfast platters cooked
fresh, featuring omelettes,
eggs any style, large
pancakes, French Toast,
Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels
and a large assortment of
spreads. Also available are
tofu and tempeh. Over 100
bottles of hot sauces are
available for sampling.
1222 West University Ave.
Open everyday from 6:30am-
3pm.


mnese


Golden Buddha
Where eating wells means
eating healthy... Gainesville's
best Chinese food. Now with
more sizes available with
more vegetarian options. As
always, generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/
dinner combos. FREE
DELIVERY.
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-
4282 or 380-9076. Full
menu and specials @
GoldenBuddhaSpecial.com


Tfee Shop


Maude's Classic
Coffee
A gourmet coffee shoppe with
a wide array of desserts and
treats made daily. We also
serve delicious sandwiches,
salads, appetizers, beer, &
wine. Much of our menu is
vegan or vegetarian friendly.
Bring your own CLEAN 12 oz.
cup and get a daily brew for
a buck. Indoor and outdoor
seating available. Free
wireless and parking behind
the building. Downtown
Gainesville 336-9646.


Dan


Omi's Kitchen
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican Cuisine.
New menu items prepared
daily! Come try our famous
Cuban sandwiches and slow
roasted pork. We cater 7 days
a week! Visit us in the Tower
Square 2 miles from Butler
Plaza at 5729 SW 75th Street.
373-0301


Virtually Cuban
Restaurant &
Internet Cafe
BREAKFAST-LUNCH-
DINNER-CATERING
Located at 2409 SW 13th St
just 1/4 mile from Shands
Hospital. We specialize
in authentic Cuban food.
Breakfast specials are cooked
to order and start at $3.99,


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Lunch special sandwiches
start at $6.65 and entree
specials at $7.40. Serving a
variety of sandwiches pressed
on fresh Cuban bread. Ropa
Vieja, Chicken Fricase,
Picadillo, Roast Pork, Bistec
de Palomilla, Pork Chops,
Shrimp Creole and Scampi are
just a few of the entrees. Also
available are empanadas,
Cuban pastries, croquettes,
flan, guava cheesecake and
other Cuban delicacies. Open
Monday-Friday 6:45am-9pm,
Saturday llam-9pm, Sunday
closed. For the latest menu
and hours please visit our
website virtuallycuban.com
or call
336-4125


Lndue


The Melting Pot
Your Fondue experience...
Attentive service, fine wines,
the highest quality fresh
ingredients, a variety of
cooking styles, unique sauces,
your favorite chocolate
fondue... Dip into something
different. Located at 418 E.
University Ave. (352) 372-562


zen
Treats


TCBY
Please visit one of our 3
locations to enjoy real frozen
yogurt products. We offer the
lowest calorie and low fat
soft serve in Gainesville that
tastes great and is good for
you. Waffle Cone Wednesday
from 5-8pm. Locations at
34th Street next to Crispers,
Thornebrook Village at 43rd
Street and Town of Tioga.
Check us out on Facebook.


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Manuel's Vintage
Room
This family owned restaurant
is perfect for dinner any
day of the week. Come in
and check out one of the
best wine lists in town. Ask
questions and learn while
you wait for the chef to put
out nothing but goodness
from the Kitchen using fresh,
simple, and local ingredients.
Try the Early Dinner Sunday,
Tuesday-Thursday 5-7pm.$3
wines/$10 bottles. $10 Menu.
Ask about our Monday Wine
Dinners and private parties
for lunch or dinner. 6 South
Main St. (352)375-7372


Mario's Bistro
Mario's Bistro in Thornebrook
Village. Fine Wine, eclectic
tapas, weekly lunch & dinner
specials served in a cozy
European atmosphere.352
3754420 or visit us www.
mariosbistro.org


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Bento Cafe
Check out Gainesville's most
popular sushi joint. Enjoy
our Bento boxes, boba tea,
sashimi bowls, and noodle
bowls in a hip, trendy
atmosphere.
Two great locations with
outside eating. Open every
day for carryout or dine-
in. Call our Newberry Rd.
location at 377-8686 or our
Archer Rd. location at 224-
5123.


George's at Phil
Nick's
Italian, Cuban, & African-
American foods. A variety of
delicious homemade choices.
Offering salads, sandwiches,
meat entrees & desserts.
Chef specialities include
BBQ ribs, old-fashioned
beef stew, BBQ Cuban pork,
fresh vegetable platter, and
lasagna. This Downtown
Institution is located at
37 N. Main St., offering a
comfortable atmosphere
for your breakfast: 6:30-11
a.m. & lunch: 11-3pm needs.
Catering for your private
party is available. Call 376-
8269 or Fax 367-4395


Momoyaki
A rich selection of Japanese
and Korean dishes, all
prepared with a healthy,
homemade touch. Our cool,
calm atmosphere and great
prices are designed with
your family in mind. Sushi,
bento, bubble tea, smoothies,
and more. Come check us
out! momoyaki.com Next to
Crispers at Archer and 34th.

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Cabana Cove
Caribbean Grille
Open for Lunch & Dinner
$6.99 Daily Lunch Specials
World Famous Conch Fritters
G'ville's Nicest Outdoor
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10am-2pm
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Offering jerk chicken, curr
goat and oxtail. Opened M
thru Thurs 11am-7:30pniI
and Sat 11am-11:45prii
Located at 507 NW 5 li
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vegan/veggie options, &
late hours, you're sure to
hit the spot whether it's
lunch, dinner, or snack time.
Don't forget to ask about our
specials & catering! Free Wifi!
Open for Passover with a
kosher for Passover menu.
352-376-7600
409 SW 8th St
Check out our menu @
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Mi Apa Latin Cafe
North Central Florida Best in
Cuban.
Open daily from 7am to 10pm,
and Fridays and Saturdays
until 3am. Come & enjoy
authentic Cuban food, and
our delicious daily specials.
We are located 114 SW 34th
Street, just across from UF Golf
Course.
Your Family Favorite Restau-
rant!



Chinese
Green Plantains
$5 To-Go Dinners. Mon-Sat
from 4pm. Try out Monfongo,
chofan & grill mojito chicken.
Don't miss out $4.95 dinner
& soda on Thursday, student
night from 4pm-10pm. Show
Gator ID. Visit us at 5150 SW
34th Street at the new Publix
Shopping Center 7 days a
week. We cater. 352-378-1930.
www.greenplantains.com


esdays
lays
Fusion

;e Emiliano's Cafe
Come taste our Latin cuisine
with original tapas and a
wide selection of Mojitos and
imported wines and beers.
Perfect for social or business
gatherings. The Sundowner
daily happy hour from 4
Sp.m. to 6 p.m. features 2-4-1
sangria and mimosas, $2
imported beers, 1/2 price
peli wines by the bottle and $1
off all tapas. Try our Sunday
Brunch with endless mimosas
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free
Svalet available. 7 SE 1st Ave.
For reservations call 352-375-
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La Fortuna
Have a taste of South
3re. America at "La Fortuna
Latin Restaurant." Local


Liin
Fusion
at 125 N.W. 23rd Ave.
Gainesville. (352) 371-9496.
Chicken Fricasse, Beef Stew,
Cuban Sandwiches, Picagollo,
Lechon (roast pork), Churasco,
Etc. Etc. Saturday Specials -
Ceviche, Tamales, Etc. Hours
10:30 to 4:00 PM. We do
catering, too! From Monday to
Saturday.

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Where FOOD & LOVE Meet!
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Mellow Mushroom
We're not sure what is more
unique about the Mellow
Mushroom--the prices
themselves or the value that
you get for such reasonable
prices. You can eat there on a
student budget, but the quality
of ingredients and the love
that go into every item is good
enough to share with your
mom. Or boyfriend. There are
plenty of salads and you can
build your own or enjoy locally
produced tempeh, avocado,
and teriyaki on the one hand,
or a loaded pie like the mighty
meaty or the 10-ingredient
house special. You might
say there's something there
for every one of your four
boyfriends. Just make sure
everyone knows it's your
restaurant before you take
them. Lunch & Dinner 7 Days,
Outside Seating, Unique Beers.
Call for specific hours and
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Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
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home-baked desserts. Brunch
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Documentary filmmaker


* Bromance makes sense


STEPHANIE DUNN + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER


JACK BENGE + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
"Dalai Lama Renaissance," the new movie from documentary filmmaker Khashyar Darvich, fol-
lows the journey of 40 of the world's top minds as they meet with the Dalai Lama to discuss prob-
lems facing the world. The project, known as the Synthesis Conference, was meant to group some
of the most progressive thinkers in one location to brainstorm a way to change the world, with the
Dalai Lama acting as spiritual adviser. But 40 top minds also means 40 large egos, creating contro-
versies over face time with His Holiness and disagreements about conferences parameters. Though
the conference seems doomed from the start, the wisdom of the Dalai Lama shines through the
arguments and the bickering, providing a revelation that proves more personal than worldly.
Director Khashyar Darvich discusses his experiences with the Dalai Lama and the Synthesis
Conference and its impact on him and the other participants.


What drew you to this project?
I have always had respect for the Dalai
Lama because he is one of the top advocates
for peace in the world. I was actually asked
to produce this film by the organizers of the
meeting with the Dalai Lama because I had
interviewed and filmed the Dalai Lama for
two previous projects. I accepted the offer to
make this film because it was an opportunity
to spend several days with the Dalai Lama
and be a part of an event that had the goal of
impacting the world in a positive way.

What proved to be the most difficult
challenge for you while making this
film?
I think that the greatest challenge in mak-
ing the film took place after I returned from
India to the United States with 140 hours of
footage that we had filmed. Because there is
usually no script for most documentary films,
the story has to arise during the editing pro-
cess from the footage that was filmed. So, it
took some time to find the story that we felt
would most powerfully impact the audience.

What was accomplished by the confer-
ence?
Many of the people who were at the event
went on to become very prominent and in-


fluential in the world. And nearly everyone
credits the experience with the Dalai Lama
that is captured in the film as a transforma-
tive event that impacted their life and their
work from that time onwards.

What was the impact on the individual
participants?
Most of the people there came away with
the clear idea that the most effective way to
create positive change in the world was to
first change themselves. As we change our-
selves, becoming happier, clear and com-
passionate, we impact those around us and
that emanates outward.

What made you choose documentary
filmmaking?
I first began as a writer writing poetry.
And although poetry does reach and impact
people, I wanted my time and effort to have
a positive impact on as many people as pos-
sible. The medium of the documentary seems
to suit me because the stories are honest and
real, and I have a lot of freedom to craft a story
that is authentic and one that inspires me.

"Dalai Lama Renaissance" is playing at the
Hippodrome through today. The movie will be
coming out on DVD at the end of April.


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the other side of my TV, spra
tanned and wide-eyed. "Wha
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* able go to a movie without feeling t
man-love. The social phenomenon
bromances goes beyond the carefr
* but charmingly homophobic frien
ships of a simpler time; it embo
ies the type of drama and unbridl.
0 admiration that borders on "Brok
back." Where did this come fro:
and, more importantly, why are rel
* tionships now defined through po
manteaus?
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the "man-crush" back in the eai
'90s. Then came Wayne and Gart
* Beavis and Butt-head. Joey and Cha
dler. J.D. and Turk. By 2000, the allu
of bromances expanded beyond I
* and into reality. We watched the lo
between Damon and Affleck flourish
the playful pranks of Pitt and Clo
0 ney and the shirtless escapades
Armstrong and McConaughey.
Even sports were given some soa
* opera-style drama with the adve
of the bromance. Would Shaq ai
Kobe ever get along? Does D-Wa,
S seriously spend the night at LeBror
house when their teams play one a
Other? Were Romo and Witten real
slipping each other secret plays,
Terrell Owens accused, or was T.
* just jealous of their tightness?
Movies now glorify the somewh
sweet, somewhat creepy trend. TI
0 weekend, when I saw the John Hai


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y couldn't help but feel like I'd already
t's heard the man-crush jokes in every
ly. other comedy of the past few years,
o- beginning with "Wedding Crashers."
But of the current crop of direc-
tors, Judd Apatow is the most bro-
en lific of all, pairing Michael Cera and
he Jonah Hill in "Superbad," Paul Rudd
of and Seth Rogen in "Knocked Up" and
ee Seth Rogen (again) and James Franco
d- in "Pineapple Express."
d- To be fair, the ladies celebrated
ed their Traveling Pants and Ya-Ya Sis-
e terhoods. They shared cosmos and
, sexcapade stories on TV. Chick-flicks
a- abounded, and chick-lit poisoned
rt- bookstores nationwide. Yet no one
knocked the female bond or accused
ed the women of being lesbians.
ly A bromance sounds ridiculous,
-h. but offers pragmatic solutions to our
n- quarter-life crises. We're graduating,
re but most of us sure as hell aren't get-
7V ting married, and a lot of us aren't
ve even getting jobs. Bromances are the
;h, perfect codependency tool, filling the
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of otherwise would have.
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n nicknames for one another. Here's to
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is anything.
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2009


Run Date: Tuesday, April 14

Deadline: Wednesday, April 8


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Classifieds
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$485 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-1


HOT 2/2 AND 3/3 RENT SPECIALS !
BEST SPECIALS IN TOWN
Fully Furnished and All Inclusive
Free Roommate Matching
2 Bed/ 2Bath for ONLY $549
3 Bed/ 3 Bath for ONLY $459
Only $99 signing fees
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373-9009
4-22-72-1

NEED ROOMMATES?
One Month Rent Free!
Inclusive 3's-$535, 4's-$482;
HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes at $530/person.
FREE UF Parking, Cable, Water!
FREE Roommate Match, Tanning
FREE Alarms, W/D, 24hr Gym
Sparkling Pool, Tennis, BBall
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-72-1


Deals You Can't Beat!
W/D in unit LOW Rates!
FREE Cable We love Pets!
One Month FREE! Tanning!
Call NOW! 372-8100
4-22-72-1



1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-22-72-1


WANT $$$ JUST FOR LIVING HERE?!?
2/2 & 4/4 APTS STARTING AT $509!
MOVE IN FOR ONLY $35!!
GET $750 OFF YOUR LEASE TODAY!!
CALL NOW: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-1


The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
4-22-72-1


PICK YOUR SPECIAL
IT'S THAT EASY!
Pick-A-Pair:Wii, Xbox 360,
iPOD touch, Cash, Cruise for 2
OR BRAND NEW SCOOTER
RENT FROM $459
Groups of 3+ also receive
42" TV or New Furniture
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com
SIGN NOW! 352-373-9009
4-22-72-1


We Have your roommates!
We DON'T have fees....
NOW PET FRIENDLY!

Limited time only: $0 Deposit/$0 Fees, and
ask how to get your lease FREE!
$ign now and pay $0 fees. Nicely fur-
nished 2/1 or 4/2 condos renting by the
bedroom starting at only $439 all inclusive.
Furniture,cable,pest control,refuse & W/D all
included.GYM,PC LAB, POOL/SPA, AND
MORE!! Hurry will not last at these rates.
$ave $500!!!

352-377-6700 www.Ucommonscondos.com
4-22-72-1


$487 Roommate Match!
Free $1100 Scooter! 1 Month Free!
*CASH BACK! No Signing Fees!
Luxury 2's & 3's! W/D Included.
*All Inclusive 2/2's-$588/rm; 3/3's $487/rm
FREE Roommate Match, Cable, Int.
HUGE walk-in closets, porches.
FREE Tanning, Gym, Comp. lab.
2 Miles from UF on bus route.
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
4-22-72-1


::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-
09-68-1


**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com
4-3-50-1


2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
4-22-60-1

3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF
3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656,
Sebastian 352-874-8905 4-22-09-59-1


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

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

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

FIRST MONTH FREE! 3/3 fully furnished
room for rent at The Estates. 569/month
from April-July 31st. Utilities included. Call
for more info. (561)389-7559 4-2-7-1


Arlington Square -2b/2ba- Luxury
Townhouse Historical Downtown, Clean,
Avail Immediate move-in, Call Sean 239-
410-1603 5-21-09-25-1

Summer Sublease- Villa Ravine apts.
spacious 2br/1.5ba apt. sublet 1br/$412 plus
utilities, available June/July/ if needed May
and part of Aug. too. Small porch, pool, sau-
na, and sliding glass door in bedroom. Call
8134951241 for more info. 4-2-7-1

Individual BR w/ full bath & walk-in closet in
4BR Countryside. Util, DSL, cable, W/D, 52
inch TV, year lease from 8/09. $400/mo 352-
281-4588 4-8-09-10-1

Individual leases 2 bedrooms + bathroom in
a 4/2 furnished condo, $450 month includes
util, cable, internet, washer/dryer, pool, bus
route 9 & 35, 1 mi to UF, (904)349-7980 sj-
chambers@comcast.net 4-3-09-5-1


2/2 CAMPUS LODGE APT: MAY-AUGUST
$500 a month (negotiable)- includes utilities
high vaulted ceilings, painted, huge pool
FREE tanning, cable & internet, 24 hr gym
contact carly: csande22@ufl.edu 4-9-09-
7-1

$955/mo,light/roomy, furnished 3BR-1.5B
house 3mi from UF near NW 8
Ave on bus rte.#43, hardwood/tile,
W/D, big fenced yard, 222-4020 5-12-09-
17-1

Large 3/2 house. Rural north Marion County.
On private horse farm. Available 5/1 for 6
months or longer. References required.
$1300/mo + utils. Call Kevin at 352-591-
8586 4-7-09-5-1

$390/mo top floor corner unit (4/4); Balcony
with lake view. Fully furnished incl. posture-
pedic bed, washer/drier, cable, internet,
kitchen appliances, utilities covered; trust-
worthy roommates. Available May 1st. Bus
routes 9, 34, 36. Contact: (954)695-0683
4-7-4-1

Female only university club apts on 3 bus
rts. Less than 2miles from uf, $340/month for
summer lease can renew aug. price reduced
from $540. Largest student layout in town w/
tile floors. All inclusive including w/d, all ame-
nities. 1/1 in 4/4 904-248-0985 4-8-09-5-1

$385-4/4 University Terrace Condo; avail-
able immediately. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 12 and 35. Minutes
to UF campus and shopping on SW 34th St.
Call 352-514-3398. 4-22-15-1

$385-4/4 Countryside Condo; available start-
ing summer or fall. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 9 and 35, very close
to UF campus on SW 23rd St. Call 352-514-
3398. 4-22-15-1


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

UPSCALE 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D and Free Parking
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


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

1, 2 & 3 BR LEASING FOR NOW & AUG!
1 BR $614 2 BR $679 3 BR $889
* HUGE floor plans! Pets Loved!
* Bus stop Pools Green courtyards
* Open 7 days/wk 335-7275
4-22-08-72-2

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

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


AFFORDABLE & QUIET
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR $525 2 BR $600
* Quiet Pools Bus stop
Walk/Bike to UF & Shands
* Pets Loved 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2


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

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

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

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


How To Place A Classified Ad:


In Person:
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa
The Alligator Office
1105 W. University Ave.
M-F, 8am 4pm
Online: w/ Visa or Mastercard
www.alligator.org/classified
By Email: classifieds@alligator.org


By Mail:
Use forms appearing weekly in The
Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC,
Visa or checks only.
By Phone: (352) 373-FIND
Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
M-F, 8am 4pm
By Fax: (352) 376-4556


When Will Your Ad Run?
Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica-
tion days later. Ads may run for any length
of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry,
but there can be no refunds or credits for
cancelled ads.


Corrections and Cancellations:
Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given.
Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND with any
corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
FIRST DAYTHE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one
day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Changes called in after
the first day will not be further compensated.
Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE NOON for the next
day's paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for minor changes.


All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
tion in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that
is know as "personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information. Although this
newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of
offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.







16, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


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


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


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.




THE, LAURELS


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


ATTENTION GRAD STUDENTS!
Want a sweet deal?
Receive 1 month free rent *
No move-in fees! Call today!
352-373-1111 www.spanishtrace.org
*Proof of Graduate enrollment required!
4-22-09-72-2


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


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


Going FAST!
HUGE 1,2,3 Bed Pet Friendly
LOW Rates! W/D in each unit!
Waived Move-in Fees! FREE Cable
One Month FREE! 372-8100
4-22-72-2


Move in today & pay $0 Move in Fees
1/1 from $649; 2/2 from $699; 3/2 from $852
W/D Available
(352) 377-7401
www.biketouf.com
4-22-09-72-2

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

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

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




PO LOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$734 2/2-$425w/all util 3/3-$340w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

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

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

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

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!
2/1 and 2/2 FROM $380-$599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
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


OUCIAT LIVING LCRK


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


*Fully Furnished*AII Inclusive*
Free Scooter for each roommate*
*Brand New* Gated*Upscale 1br-4br*
*4 Bus Routes*W/D *24hr Fitness center*
*Beach-Entry Pool*Free Tanning*
Pet-Friendly*
EnclaveUF.com*352.376.0696
4-22-08-72-2







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

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


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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

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios and 1 BR as low as $599
$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


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Thompson
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Wanted for:
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Call (352) 372-STOP


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

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

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets Pis.
772-538-5792 or tsao12@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

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


STEPS TO UF!
3 AND 4 BR from $510 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! 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

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


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. $1740. 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 4-8-10-
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

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







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*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

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.
$1491. 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

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


We have REAL 1/1s
Available Now and Fall
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $649!
4 blocks to UF- GATORSIDE
1600 NW 4 Ave, 400 sq ft only $525
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $549!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
5-12-09-16-2

WALK TO SCHOOL Immac 3 BR brick
home with Ig.yard Easy walk from UF- 1617
NW 7th PI. Quiet NW family neighborhood.
Wd floors, fireplace, cent. heat & air, Ig. Fla.
Rm., wash./dryer, dishwasher, ADP secu-
rity, large trees, azaleas, sprinkler system,
2 driveways, off street parking. $1,650/mo.
Call Tom at (352) 215-4990 4-15-09-10-2

2BR/1.5 bath, end unit Casa East SW G-Ville
location. W/D, ceiling fans, Screened back
porch. Com pool and bus route on-site. Quiet
location, close to UF/Shands hospital. Grad
students preferred $800.00/month available
8/5/09. 352-246-5958 4-8-09-5-2

3BR/3 bath house with garage and fenced
in back yard. Cathedral ceilings, W/D, quiet
neighborhood and close to UF/Shands
Hospital Located off Williston Rd. Lawn
care and pest control included. $1400/month
available 8/5/09. 246-5958. 4-8-5-2

Bike or walk to UF, Shands, or VA, 2/1 avail.
8/1, Summit House Condos, renovated with
many extras, nicely decorated, 12 mo. lease,
no pets per complex, $800/mo, $200 dep.
Call 352-843-0220 to see. 4-22-15-2

$385-4/4 University Terrace Condo; avail-
able immediately. Free internet, cable, and
utilities! On bus routes 12 and 35; minutes
to UF campus and shopping on SW 34th St.
Call 352-514-3398 4-22-15-2


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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

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


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

400/month, 2/2 or 1/1 (negotiable)
may-aug sublease in Campus Lodge,
beautiful pool, gym, tanning salon, cable,
wireless internet, washer/dryer in apt,
email marls88@ufl.edu if interested
4-9-09-6-3

Sublease available immediately. 1 bedroom
in 3 bedroom house. 3 blocks from Football
stadium. Rent $540.00. Split utilities 3 ways.
Long term lease available next year. Call
328-7776. 4-9-6-3

Summer Sublease: $600/mo. lbr/1bath un-
furnished at Piccadilly Apts. May-July 31. Apt
has 4 closets, d/w, and laundry facility. Pets
welcome! Call Jennifer at 352-281-4384.
4-8-09-5-3


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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.

01 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
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
immediately/summer/fall. On bus routes 12
and 35, minutes to UF and walking distance
to food and shopping! Call 352.262.0628.
4-22-24-4

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

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

Move In Today! Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF
seeking 2 roomates 65" HD TV, Pool Table,
Nice Yard 2 Big Rooms avail. 13'x12'
NW 16 & 22 Easy to SFCC. Bike to UF
$450/Month 1/4 UtI. 561-756-5368 4-8-5-4


Female roomate for summer $325 util incl 2
blocks to campus 386-341-4412 4-13-09-
5-4

2 ROOMMATES NEEDED for the next school
year. $425/mo + utils. 3BR/2BA house. 813-
362-7729 4-8-5-4


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

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

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







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

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


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

Countryside 4BR/4BA condo. 1.5 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


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


$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


000000 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

RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
4-22-09-15-11


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 Buy6SellOTrade
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*****
00000 SUN CITY AUTO SALES*OOOO
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
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings







20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
3-22-40-14

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

Clinical Research Coordinator needed
for busy clinical research site. Must be ex-
perienced in Phase -IIll trials. LPN or RN
prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to
352.333.3936 3-11-09-10-14

IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14

Administrative Assistant / Customer Service
Rep with good computer, communication,
and people skills. $8/hr, 20hrs/wk, fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156 4-2-09-20-14


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUMMER AD SALES and MARKETING
INTERNSHIP/JOB. Earn $$$ plus
commissions and gain valuable sales and
mktg experience working for Plan-It Florida
the FREE daily planner for students at Gator
Textbooks. GREAT RESUME BOOSTER!!!
Email your resume to
fla09.oc101 @hiredesk.net for more
information 4-10-09-15-14.

HCP Services now interviewing for staff RNs,
RTs & LPNs in Alachua, Bradford, Levy,
Gilchrist, Putnam, Union & Dixie area. Great
pay. Contact 352-284-2336, fax resume to
352-373-2254 4-30-09-5-14

Customer Service/ Production
Join our team of Employee Owners @
Target Copy. FT Extensive benefits,
Training, Nights weekends.
1412 W Univ Ave. Drug Test.
4-6-09-10-14

LAW CLERK- Personal injury office in
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Sports
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


Moultrie homers in


doubleheader sweep


* THE FRESHMAN'S HOME RUN
CAME IN A PINCH-HIT AT-BAT.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

After Michelle Moultrie's flyout
ended UF's chances of a seventh-inning
come-from-behind win against Alabama
on Sunday, Francesca Enea said the
freshman would be cranking home runs
like Enea in a few years.
As it turns out, it only took a few
days.
Pinch hitting for right fielder Alicia
Sisco in the top of the seventh in the first
game against Auburn on Wednesday
with the Gators up 2-0, Moultrie nailed
a solo shot out of right-center field for
her first out-of-the-park longball at UF.
Moultrie's first career hit was an inside-
the-park home run against UNLV on
Feb. 21.
"It was great. Pinch-hit home runs,
they just don't happen very often in soft-
ball," UF coach Tim Walton said.
Moultrie did not start either game


of Wednesday's doubleheader, but her
home run helped the No. 1 Gators (36-3,
15-1 Southeastern Conference) secure a
3-0 win in Game 1 against Auburn (25-
12,5-6 SEC).
The freshman also knocked a pinch-
hit double to left field in UF's 7-1 win in
Game 2 in Auburn, Ala.
Pitcher Stacey Nelson (20-3, 0.43 ERA)
held the Tigers to only two hits, walked
no batters and struck out
Nine in Game 1.
UF secured its 2-0 lead
well before Moultrie's
Softball home run, thanks to a two-
RBI bomb to left field by
first baseman Ali Gardiner in the third
inning.
Other than Moultrie, only the top
three hitters in the Gators' order Aja
Paculba, Kelsey Bruder and Gardiner
- recorded hits in Game 1. The bottom
of the lineup came up empty, as the four
through nine batters in UF's starting line-
up had no hits.
In Game 2, though, those batters
sparked the Gators' offense.
SEE SOFT, PAGE 23


New coaches should scare UF


If men's basketball coach Billy
Donovan had left the program
for Kentucky over the weekend, it
would have been a devastating blow
to UF basketball.
The team would have been with-
out the identity that Donovan gives
to the Gators. UF commit Kenny
Boynton told the Alligator on Tues-
day that he probably would have de-
committed from UF without Dono-
van here. And the players left on the
roster would be playing for someone
who didn't recruit them.
Yes, that would have been terrible
for a program in the middle of some
serious rebuilding.
But something else happened over
the weekend and into the first half of
this week that drastically damaged
the Gators' chances of winning in
the next few years. Two huge coach-
ing moves in the Southeastern Con-


ference have
brought stiff
competition for
years to come.
The first
big announce-
Evan Drexler ment one
The Drex Factor that came on
edrexler@alligator.org Friday was
that former UF
assistant coach Anthony Grant, who
took Virginia Commonwealth to
the NCAA Tournament the last two
years, accepted the head job at Ala-
bama.
Grant is now the only SEC coach
other than Donovan to have won a
national title, and that came while he
was an assistant under Donovan.
Grant's hire by the Crimson Tide
hurts the Gators because he knows
all about recruiting in the state of
SEE EVAN, PAGE 23


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF outfielder Michelle Moultrie waits in the outfield during the Gators' 9-1 win against Alabama
on Saturday. Moultrie hit her first out-of-the-park home run against Auburn on Wednesday.

UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Boynton shines in Miami


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

CORAL GABLES In a game filled with
the nation's best, Kenny Boynton proved he
belonged.
Boynton, a UF commit from American Heri-
tage Plantation High, scored 10 points and had
three assists, helping the East beat the West
113-110 in the 32nd McDonald's All-American
Game.
The game was played in Florida for the first
time, taking place at the Bank United Center on
the University of Miami campus.
Boynton, the only in-state participant, re-
ceived a standing ovation from the 5,981 fans
in attendance during the lineup introductions.
"It's good to know that you have your com-
munity behind you," Boynton said.
Both coaches rotated their lineups during
every TV timeout, and Boynton entered the
game for the first time at the 15:28 mark.
His first appearance was uneventful, as he
missed his only shot attempt and split point
guard duties with Peyton Siva.
Each team played man-to-man defense, and
Boynton matched up with FSU commit Mi-
chael Snaer.


The West team screened Boynton on al-
most every possession, helping Snaer score 13
points.
"They kept running off screens on me,"
Boynton said. "It made me more tired for of-
fense."
Offensively, Boynton created his own shots,
displaying ball-handling skills and a quick
crossover. He looked rusty early in the game,
turning the ball over on a
Sfirst-half fast break, but he
calmed down as the game
progressed.
His best play occurred
early in the second half.
Snaer guarded him tightly
while Boynton strung to-
Boynton gether a series of crossovers
before pulling up and swish-
ing the ball from 15 feet out.
"Snaer was guarding me and he was bump-
ing me, (but) I just said in my mind I was going
to get to the basket regardless," Boynton said.
The future Gator displayed good court vi-
sion in the second half, getting assists on back-
to-back fast breaks including an alley-oop to
Dante Taylor.
SEE BOYNTON, PAGE 23


* UF pitcher Stacey Nelson and left fielder EThe UF baseball team's matchup Today's question: Will the UF men's basketball team finish Percent (otes)
Francesca Enea were named two of the top with Stetson on Wednesday was post- ahead of or behind Kentucky next season? UNC 49% (35)
25 finalists for the 2009 USA Softball Colle- poned due to rain. The Gators' game UConn 24% (17)
Villanova 15% (11)
giate Player of the Year Award on Wednes- with the Hatters has been resched- Previous question: Who will win the NCAA men's basket- lanoa
MSU 11% (8)
day. The top 10 finalists will be announced uled for April 15 at 6:30 p.m. ball national championship? (see right for results) 71 TOTAL VOTES
May 6.


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Strict workout regimen gets gymnast competing on
MITH recovery room after her surgery, those first three days. With her took her two weeks. She then re-
SMITH, from page 24 when his daughter woke up leg harnessed and in a full-leg learned how to walk. And finally,
screaming in that moment of ex- cast, even sleeping was a chal- she started jumping on a box an
the sleepless night trying to dis- cruciating pain. lenge. inch off the ground.
guise her nerves with support for "I was kind of shocked be- "When I'd be asleep, I'd It took more than a year before
Smith. ing in the recovery room with twitch and end up straightening she could run and jump normal-
It was the last night Smith all these other patients that were my knee and I would just lose it ly, and it's still a challenge for her
would be flesh and bones before recovering from different surger- again because I was straightening to jump off her right leg by itself.
becoming flesh, bones and metal. ies. I didn't know how to react," something they drilled a hole in," With the titanium rod func-
"I didn't have any apprehen- Warren said. Smith said. "Sleeping was awful, tional, life back at UCLA wasn't
sion about it, nervousness of Smith's response to the sur- during the day was awful. Every- what Smith had enrolled early


course," said Smith's father, War-
ren.
Warren said he even wanted
to watch the surgery but wasn't
allowed.
"One of her trainers down
at UCLA went in and watched
(and) said she was not prepared
for what she saw," Warren said.
Warren recalls being in the


gery was surprising even to the
doctors. She ended up having to
stay three days in the hospital.
"I couldn't move my leg,"
Smith said. "I couldn't really
wiggle my toes. It was awful. The
first three days to two weeks, I
was like, 'What did I do? Why
did I do this?'"
Smith was confined to her bed


thing was just bad."
She remembers switching off
crying with her roommate at the
hospital. When her roommate
was crying, Smith would call
the nurse, and when Smith was
bawling, her roommate fulfilled
the nurse-calling duty.

"I couldn't move my leg. I
couldn't really wiggle my
toes. It was awful. The first
three days to two weeks,
I was like, 'What did I do?
Why did I do this?"'
Maranda Smith
UFjunior gymnast


Finally, Smith was discharged,
but that just meant dealing with
pain in a new setting.
When she finally could crutch
around, she still couldn't shower
properly. With her thigh-high
cast, Smith would lift her entire
leg over the bathtub ledge, tape
trash bags all the way up to her
hip and stand on her good leg
with her trash-bag-clad leg out of
the shower because she couldn't
get the cast wet.
Crutches and all, Smith only
let the injury impair her to a
point.
Two years before her surgery,
she and two high school friends
had planned a Hawaii vacation
as their senior trip. With her cast
taken off, Smith crutched the
beaches of Hawaii.
"Sand and crutching, I never
would recommend it," she said.

Box-Jumping Rock Bottom
For a gymnast, wiggling toes
would hardly seem to take a con-
scious effort, but that's exactly
what Smith faced when starting
rehab.
After wiggling her toes,
she graduated to bending and
straightening her knee, which


"My injury took away why
I wanted to be there," she said.
"I wanted to go to UCLA to do
gymnastics, and I wasn't able to
do it. In the end, it was not a fun
time doing gym."
Masking it well, Smith shocked
her teammates when she sudden-
ly left UCLA. It was three days
- the same amount of time she'd
been hospitalized between
her announcing it to her coaches
and her leaving for Sierra (Calif.)
Community College.
"It wasn't just, 'Oh, I'm hurt,
I'm going to quit.' I had tried so
long to come back and it just was
not working, so the passion and
drive just left me," Smith said.
So she thought.
Back in Sacramento, Smith
started coaching at her club gym,
Byers Gymnastic Center, where
she coached the level-7 (out of 10)
group. There she saw how much
fun the girls were having, how
easy it was for them to do skills
that months before had come ef-
fortlessly to Smith.
Curiosity gave way to experi-
mentation, and little by little,
Smith's passion flooded back.
"I started mentioning to Carl
(Moore, my boyfriend) and my
parents, 'Wouldn't it be cool if I
could start doing gym again?'"
But before she could even set
foot on a mat, Smith had to get
back in gymnastics shape.
So she and Moore, a current
UF wide receiver, trained in the
gym, doing box jumps.
"I didn't even act like her boy-
friend when we were training,"
Moore said. "I used to get mad
at her, and she'd get mad at me,
but at the end of the day, she did
everything she had to do to get it
done."
Some parts of her training
sessions with Moore, like bench-
pressing and doing pull-ups,
Smith didn't mind. It wasn't until
she worked out her leg that her
dread kicked in.


college level

"I'd be jump-roping or box-
jumping, and I'd have tears com-
ing down my cheeks," Smith
said. "There was no boyfriend-
girlfriend relationship whatsoev-
er (in the gym). We'd be scream-
ing at each other."
Box by box, Smith jumped
higher and higher up to a rib-high
box. She never missed a box.
She credited Moore as the one
who got her ready to compete
at the college level again this
time as a Gator.

Smith 2.0
She remembers the butterflies
when she had to do that first
tumbling pass on floor exercise in
practice after two years now as
a member of the UF gymnastics
team.
"What if my leg just dies?"
She stuck that first pass and
has stuck countless ones since.
Balance beam, which she never
thought she would compete on
again, is now part of her reper-
toire.
Though her scores are better
than those two meets at UCLA,
Smith will tell you she's not a
better gymnast because of the in-
jury.
She wonders sometimes if
she'd taken two more months off,
if maybe there would have been
some change.
What she does know is that
her surgery was life-changing. It
has given her perspective.
"I've been through injuries,
I've been through times where
gymnastics is not easy," Smith
said.
Because of her injury, she tries
to console teammates, letting
them know they aren't the only
ones to sustain injuries.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn be-
lieves the injury has made her a
stronger-willed person.
"She could have easily said,
'Oh, woe is me, I have a rod in my
leg, I shouldn't be doing gymnas-
tics anymore. I'm going to slink
off to the side over here,'" Faehn
said.
"And instead, she's done the
exact opposite."
In June, it will be three years
since Smith's operation.
"It doesn't seem like it has
been three years," Patty said.
"But looking at what she's ac-
complished, it's just awesome."


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THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 23


EVAN, from page 21

Florida. His presence just eight hours away will hurt
UF's recruiting in the future.
"I explained to (my son, Anthony Jr.) the oppor-
tunity that Alabama presented, the opportunity to be
significant, to accomplish some things that had not
been accomplished, to blaze your own trail," Grant
said in his press conference earlier in the week.
He'll get his chance to blaze a trail with the Tide,
but it will take a few years for him to get a program
built.
The more immediate problem for Donovan and
the Gators is the man who did accept the head coach-
ing job in Lexington former Memphis coach John
Calipari.
Calipari has never won a national champion-
ship, but he's come close recently. The coach won
the Conference USA regular-season and tournament
titles the last four years (against admittedly weaker
competition than in the SEC) and did the same with
Massachusetts in the Atlantic 10 Conference for five
straight years.
Sure, Kentucky is a program on the downturn
right now. But Billy Gillispie, whom the Wildcats
fired on Friday, was not the right fit.
He was an up-and-coming coach from Texas
A&M who had never advanced past the Sweet 16 as
a head coach. He rose to a major job way too fast,
and he burned out under the harsh scrutiny of the
Wildcats faithful.
Calipari has been there before, however, and his
aura in the Bluegrass State spells more immediate
problems for UF.
Calipari was modest at his press conference in
Lexington on Wednesday.
"I do not walk on water," Calipari said. "I do not
have a magic wand."
But he might as well have one.
He had the No. 1-rated recruiting class this sea-
son at Memphis, but now that he's leaving, several of
those players might come with him to Kentucky.
And with Jodie Meeks and Patrick Patterson re-
turning next year, the Wildcats should be a lock for
the Sweet 16.
The SEC was a laughingstock among college bas-
ketball fans last season. It was a disgrace of a ma-
jor conference that had just two teams in the NCAA
Tournament.
But all that has changed in one weekend. Ala-
bama and Kentucky have made their moves to com-
pete once again in the SEC and on a national scale.
Now it's UF's turn to stay relevant.


Moody excited about I-formation


* THE RB WAS PART OF A
SIMILIAR OFFENSE AT USC.

By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator.org

Maybe UF coach Urban Meyer isn't
excited about the prospects of the I-
formation in Gainesville, but one of his
running backs is.
Meyer said earlier this week that the
I-form may not last long for the Gators
due to a lack of depth at tight end and
fullback, but running back Emmanuel
Moody is enjoying the new package.
"It definitely excites me, because it's


just another way to get the ball to the
running back," Moody said. "I feel like
one of the reasons they did it was to
give the running backs a head of steam
so we can use our vision more."
Moody excelled in a pro-style of-
fense as a freshman
at Southern Cal and
earned Pacific-10 Con-
ference Offensive Fresh-
Football man of the Year honors,
but adapting to the
spread wasn't an easy
task in his first year at UF.
Moody tallied 417 yards and one
touchdown on 58 carries last season
- still a better yards-per-carry average
than he notched at USC but he was


never a primary option in the rushing
game.
He said he's comfortable in the
spread now and looking forward to
playing more freely, without having to
think as much as he did in 2008.
But a go-to running back has yet to
emerge. Jeff Demps is splitting time
between football and track, leaving
Moody and Chris Rainey as the main
ball-carriers in spring practice.
"We're still looking for an every-
day back, and we don't have one right
now," Meyer said. "Everyday means
pass protection, not grabbing his foot
every time he gets tackled, and we're
not there yet. They're good, we just
need an everyday guy."


Enea breaks tie with third grand slam of season


SOFT, from page 21


With the score tied at 1 in the fifth inning, Enea showed
off the power she said Moultrie would develop, blasting her
third grand slam of the season to left field and turning a tie
game into a rout.
"Both Tiffany and Ali had great at-bats before her, and
then Francesca saw a good pitch and just hit it really well,"
Walton said.
After back-to-back doubles put the Gators up 1 heading
into the bottom of the fourth, Auburn center fielder Lindsey
Harrelson tied it up with a leadoff home run off Stephanie
Brombacher.
Brombacher then gave up a hit and a walk, leading Wal-
ton to replace her with Nelson. The senior ace gave up only
one hit and struck out three batters in her four innings of
relief.


Walton mixed up his lineup Wednesday as well. In
Game 1, he moved Bruder from right to center and put Sisco
in right field.
DeFelice started the game as the designated hitter, which
Sisco had played in the Gators' last six games. Because of
off-season wrist surgery, DeFelice has been in and out of
the lineup this year.
Walton continued his lineup changes in Game 2. He
moved Bruder from the second spot in the order where
she had been hitting since Kim Waleszonia was injured
on Feb. 28 to the fifth spot, putting DeFelice in the two
hole.
"(DeFelice's) on-base percentage is really high, and I
didn't want to give up on an opportunity to drive in more
runs," Walton said.
"She's a matchup problem because she can do so many
things she can hit and run, she can bunt, she's so good at
a lot of different things."


Georgia Tech commit drops 19 points, wins MVP


BOYNTON, from page 21

The game was expected to feature
many highlights, and the players did
not wait to get started. An impromptu
dunk contest began as the pregame
layup line gave way to an assortment
of reverse jams and windmills.
It didn't take long for an in-game
dunk to materialize either, as Avery
Bradley Jr., Monday's Powerade Jam
Fest winner, electrified the crowd with
a two-handed tip-slam 30 seconds into


the game.
Boynton tried to dunk but failed as
the ball slipped through his hands and
softly bounced into the hoop.
"On that play, I was undecided.
(The West's) John Henson jumped
and he messed my mind up," Boynton
said.
The game was sloppy early, with
many players turning the ball over and
slipping on the sponsor logos.
With less than 10 seconds left, the
East padded its lead to 113-110 when


Derrick Favors slammed an alley-oop
from Lance Stephenson. Mason Plum-
lee missed a 3-pointer for the West as
time expired to give the East the win.
Favors was named the game's
MVP, scoring 19 points and grabbing
eight rebounds in 18 minutes.
Favors, an imposing, 6-foot-9,
220-pound forward, abused the rim on
four dunks.
"Favors had a lot of crazy dunks,"
Boynton said. "He had a great game. I
enjoyed watching him tonight."




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24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009


TITANIUM TOUGH

SSmith overcomes painful shin surgery


UF gymnast Maranda Smith performs on floor exercise in the Gators Link
to Pink meet against Kentucky in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 30.


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
Maranda Smith opened her eyes and
screamed.
Bloody murder.
She awoke to find herself in the recovery
room at the UCLA Medical Center following a
surgery where she had a 20-inch titanium rod
inserted into her right shin.
"I can't even explain the amount of pain I
was in, instantly," Smith said. "Like the second
I opened my eyes, I was in tears screaming."
The rod, which goes from just below her knee
to the top of her ankle along the shin bone, was
the result of a shin that's given Smith trouble
since she was 13.
The UF junior gymnast had suffered stress
fractures before, and the remedy was six weeks
off, like clockwork, and then a return to gym-
nastics.
There were those stress fractures, with suck-
it-up pain, and then there was the rod, a new
beast that took months to get over.
"I had been hurt before, but still nothing like
this," Smith said.

Burning to be a Bruin
Smith graduated high school early to be a
Bruins gymnast. The Placerville, Calif., native
started at UCLA the first week of January 2006.
Everything seemed to be fine until the tum-
bling pass that fractured her shin.
"I felt, like, a really hot, fiery pain in my leg,"
Smith said. "I didn't think anything of it, just,
'Aw, my shin hurts,' as it normally does."
It may have hurt, but she toughed it out. She
competed in UCLA's first two meets of the sea-
son before the pain became unbearable.
"But after the second meet I was like, 'Oh
man, something is definitely wrong,'" Smith
said. "You could see it on the X-ray, just a big
slash in my leg. ... (The doctors) were like, 'If
you take one wrong landing, your leg can break
in half,' so that's why I was just done."
She had the dreaded black line on her X-ray,
indicating a larger-than-normal stress fracture.


Suddenly the biggest question on Smith's
mind wasn't where in the lineup she'd compete,
it was whether she would ever compete again.
"I basically tried talking her into retiring
then," said Smith's mother, Patty. "Or even just
maybe considering being (an uneven) bar spe-
cialist and not going on with the surgery."
Even Smith was surprised at the severity
of the injury. She figured it was another stress
fracture that would heal after a couple of weeks
off.
So she sat out for a month and had an X-ray.
No change.
Another month, another X-ray. No change.
Another month still, another X-ray. Still no
change.
Every month from January to June, Smith
had an X-ray to see if anything had healed only
to find no change whatsoever.
She was then presented with three choices:
take more time off and hope her shin healed
naturally, get the rod put in or quit the sport
altogether.
So in June, after six months of no healing,
she decided to have the surgery.
"I hadn't given up on the sport yet," Smith
said. "I still really wanted to do it. I'll do any-
thing to compete again, so I chose the surgery
route."

A Month of Hell
"I remember my mom, the day of the sur-
gery, she was like, 'You don't have to get it. Do
you realize it's not going to be easy?'" Smith
said. "And I was like, 'No, I want to get it, be-
cause I want to do gym again. I'm tired of just
waiting."'
Smith thought it would be a quick fix.
She couldn't have been more wrong.
"When they talked about putting a titanium
rod down her shin, I was speculating it was go-
ing to be pretty bad," Patty said. "I don't think
she realized how intensive of a surgery it was
going to be."
Patty remembers the night before the sur-
gery. Staying in a Los Angeles hotel, she spent
SEE SMITH, PAGE 22


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