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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
Motorist charged in scooter death case
By KATIE EMMETS
Four months after Monica Toliver
struck a scooter with her Lincoln Town
Car into his scooter, resulting in the death
of a UF student, the Gainesville Police De-
partment issued a warrant for her arrest.
The warrant was issued Wednesday
after results from a toxicology screening
came back negative, Sgt. Joe Raulerson
said. The results proved that Toliver's er-
ratic driving was not a result of drugs or
On December 2, Toliver, 40, was driv-
ing east on West University Avenue when
she hit the side of a Gainesville Regional
Utilities truck that was stopped at a traffic
light, the report stated.
She continued to drive up onto the
sidewalk and hit Michael VanWagner's
Yamaha scooter, throwing him and the
scooter into the crosswalk at Northwest
According to the report, Toliver contin-
ued driving and hit the back of a 2001 red
Dodge Ram that spun the truck onto the
east corner of the sidewalk.
Toliver sped up and drove her car two
more blocks before it stalled out in the left
SEE SCOOTER, PAGE 9
patterns in layoffs
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
Local feminists protesting
what they see as a racist and
sexist pattern in layoffs at UF
presented the university with
a statement signed by about
240 supporters Wednesday
Between 10 and 15 sup-
porters handed the statement
to Jeanna Mastrodicasa, UF's
assistant vice president of stu-
dent affairs, with the intention
that it would be given to UF
President Bernie Machen, said
UF journalism sophomore
Bethany Koch, spokeswoman
for the group.
"Only 34 percent of full-
time faculty are women, and
25 percent are of minority
background," the statement
"Yet 61 percent of the lay-
offs have been women, and 54
percent were people of color,"
The numbers were pro-
vided by UF's chapter of the
United Faculty of Florida,
"Our intention was to in-
form Bernie Machen that we're
not going to stand for this,"
On UF records, eight
Campus faculty, seven
of whom were
women, and 66 staff were laid
off as a result of the last round
of budget cuts. Two of the fac-
ulty members, both foreign-
born women, were reinstated
last month after challenging
their layoffs. Two other faculty
were fired in their place.
Presenting the statement
was part of a project for a
community class offered by
Gainesville Women's Libera-
tion called Women's Libera-
tion: Where Do I Fit In?
'Lock It or Lose It' campaign promotes locking car doors
By HUNTER SIZEMORE
In summer of 2008, Kevin Reilly
left the hatch on his 1999 Dodge
When he returned to his vehicle,
he found that his iPod, radar detec-
tor, stereo and speakers had been
stolen, worth about $600 total. It
was the second time Reilly, the UF
student body president, had been a
victim of car burglary. He was just
one of the hundreds of victims in
"I'm vigilant about it now," he
Sixty percent of the 1,400 bur-
glaries in Gainesville last year in-
volved cars, and many began with
unlocked vehicles and rolled down
windows, according to GPD.
While this is on par with the na-
tional average, Audrey Mazzuca,
a GPD crime prevention officer, is
hoping to drop the number of thefts
through the "Lock It or Lose It"
campaign, which is meant to raise
student awareness on the issue.
Thieves have admitted to focus-
ing on students as easy targets with
high payout, according to Maz-
SEE THEFT, PAGE 9
Megan Bush (right)
tied the Gators'
the Seminoles on
with a home run
Enea won it with a
See Story, Page 21.
Man arrested in connection with 'fake crack'
A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday
after he told police officers he was selling fake
According to the GPD arrest report, an of-
ficer approached Louis Williams, 42, who was
standing in the middle of a busy street at about
6 p.m. Officer Brett Kikendall saw a thin stick
behind William's ear that is used to clear crack
When the officer asked if Williams had
drugs, Williams voluntarily stated that there
was a crack pipe in his pants pocket as well
"fake crack," the report stated.
Williams said that because "times are hard
right now," he had been cooking fake crack
cocaine with baking soda and candle wax. Wil-
liams' "fake crack" was found inside a napkin
in his pocket According to the report, the fake
drugs were the same size and shape as that
of the crack cocaine that is sold in street level
transactions. Williams was charged with sale or
possession with intent to sell counterfeit drugs.
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Scarfing Down Sushi
UF business management student Reccan Dides stuffs a piece of sushi into his mouth during a
sushi eating competition on Wednesday night at Thai Fusion downtown. For $15, contestants get a
plate with five rolls of sushi and race to eat the most in ten minutes or finish it all in hopes of win-
ning a gift certificate. The restaurant plans to hold the competition weekly on Wednesday nights.
2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
Diversity in the Peace Corps
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Come out and listen to returned
Peace Corps volunteers as they
share their experiences serv-
ing as minorities. Learn how
they handled living in a differ-
ent culture and what they did
for their day-to-day activities.
"Collapse: How Societies
Choose to Fail or Succeed"
Today, 8 p.m.
Phillips Center for the
A lecture by Jared Diamond,
professor of geography at
UCLA and Pulitzer Prize-
winning author, will present
a lecture related to the subject
of his latest book, "Collapse:
How Societies Choose to Fail
or Succeed." He will talk about
the signs of collapse, and how,
if we see them in time, we can
prevent it. Free tickets for the
event will be available at the
Phillips Center from noon to 8
p.m. on April 9. Doors open at
DDR Club at UF
Today, 6 to 8 p.m.
Reitz Room 288/291
Free DDR and fun times for all.
No experience preferred.
"Dare to Learn: Machihembras
and Intersex People"
Today, 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 361
The Dominican Student
Association and Pride
Awareness Month are hosting
an event on "machihembras"
and "guevedoches," the names
given to children in Salinas,
Dominican Republic who are
seemingly born female-bodied
but at puberty naturally transi-
tion to male. In the U.S, these
children who have 5-alpha
reductase syndrome would
be called "intersex," and are
heavily scrutinized, whereas
in the DR they are part of
normal society. Come join us
for a discussion on this topic.
African Student Union Annual
Friday, 6 p.m.
IndianCultural & Educational
This year the theme is
"African Renaissance -
Rebirth of A Continent."
ASU aims to bring everyone
within the community to
experience African Culture
with the showcase. Visit
www.asuatuf.com for more
"Polanyi in Brussels:
Politics and the Making of a
Friday at noon
Talk by James Caporaso,
University of Washington.
Co-sponsored by the Center
for European Studies and
the Department of Political
Science. Bring your lunch.
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Proposed organic farm
bill causes controversy
By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Internet chatter has some local organic
farmers concerned about a food regulation
bill moving through Congress.
E-mails claiming that organic farming
could be outlawed by the bill have been sent
out to activists and farmers over the past
The Food Safety Modernization Act of
2009 was proposed in response to recent
health issues such as the Georgia peanut but-
ter scare and was introduced to the House of
Representatives by Rosa DeLauro, a repre-
sentative from Connecticut. It is one of sev-
eral proposed bills addressing food safety.
"We make people devils by as-
sociation. I don't like what your
preacher says, so I don't like what
you say.' It's the same thing."
Marilyn "Mickie" Swisher
Director, UF Center for Organic Agriculture
Locally based organization Florida Or-
ganic Growers and UF's Center for Organic
Agriculture have questioned the e-mails'
fiery accusations while remaining cautious
about the bill's final form.
According to a chain e-mail, the bill is
sponsored by Monsanto, a multinational
corporation which produces genetic seeds
and the herbicide Roundup, with the intent
of forcing organic farmers, even backyard
growers, to use chemical fertilizers and in-
secticides. The connection to Monsanto is
drawn through DeLauro's husband, who
worked as a political strategist for the com-
pany, according to some reports. Two You-
tube videos are also linked in the e-mail.
"Buried in the bills are regulations that
criminalize all aspects of organic farming by
categorizing the practice as a source of seed
contamination," according to one video, a
camera recording of a news anchor on Free
Speech Internet Television.
But Marilyn "Mickie" Swisher, direc-
tor of UF's Center for Organic Agriculture,
has read the nearly 19,000-word bill, and
couldn't find any mention of the criminal-
ization, she said.
While she is admittedly not a legal expert,
Swisher felt comfortable saying that the bill
would not affect backyard gardens and was
likely less threatening to small-scale farmers
than reactions suggest.
She also spoke against connecting Mon-
santo with the bill.
"We make people devils by association,"
she said. "'I don't like what your preacher
says, so I don't like what you say.' It's the
According to Marty Mesh, director of
the Gainesville-based, statewide Florida Or-
ganic Growers, the problem is broad word-
ing and "one-size-fits-all legislation," which
could apply the same fines and regulations
to small-scale farms as it would to corporate
"A $1,500 fine could have a small effect on
a large industrial farm, while it may threaten
to put a small grower out of business," he
But Mesh believes that any ill-will that
the bill shows towards organic farmers is an
accident and would be worked out if it be-
Grad job options slim
By RACHAEL PINO
Alligator Contributing Writer
To combat the strain of unemploy-
ment, young adults are making life-
changing decisions and increasing their
debts simultaneously, according to a
national study released Wednesday.
"I would say young people are the
proverbial canary in a coal mine," said
Anna Greenberg, senior vice president
of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, the re-
search company that conducted the
study for Qvisory.
Since its launch about six months
ago, Qvisory, a non-profit online ad-
visory organization, has formed an
online community aimed at helping
young adults with their money, work
and health concerns.
On Wednesday, the organization
launched services to reduce financial
stress on young adults, including credit
counseling, an online records storage
service and first-home ownership ad-
Greenberg said when the recession
hit more than two years ago, financial
experts should have recognized the
struggles of young adults foreshad-
owed the future downturn of Ameri-
She said young adults are particu-
larly vulnerable to the shifting economy
because they rely on part-time work
and have the highest unemployment
rate. The study found about 20 percent
of young adults are currently unem-
ployed versus only 7 percent of adults
of ages 30 and older.
Along with relying heavily on cred-
it, young adults face increasing debts
from student loans, first-home mort-
gages and car loans.
"They're basically getting by with
plastics," Greenberg said.
Although 71 percent said they cut
back on expenses, 41 percent of young
adults admitted they sometimes only
pay the minimum amount on credit
card bills, while nearly one-third said
they have paid a bill late. Sixty-eight
percent reported having the same or
more debt than last year.
"They're digging a hole that's going
to be very hard to get out of," she said.
In addition to racking up debt, 20
percent of those sur-
Student veyed said they or a
Life family member have left
college or transferred to
a less expensive school.
Young adults are two-and-a-half
times more likely to lose their job than
The impact on this age group has
not gone unnoticed at UF, where about
11,200 students flocked to the univer-
sity's two-day career showcases in fall
2007 and spring 2008 combined.
For the 2007-2008 academic year,
the Career Resource Center reported
a 24 percent increase to visits in career
counseling, a 16 percent increase in em-
ployer visits and a 24 percent increase
in individual employment interviews.
Despite being unsure of current hir-
ing capabilities, companies still return
to the career fairs, said Ja'Net Glover,
assistant director of career events.
Glover said UF's strong alumni net-
work has also brought employment
opportunities to students. Still, she en-
couraged students to be flexible with
job opportunities and open-minded to
alternatives like working for the gov-
ernment or non-profit agencies.
Rent hike causes Wendy's franchisee to pull Reitz location
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
UF and Wendy's are break-
ing up, and it's not on the best of
Carl Hoover, franchisee for the
Reitz Union Wendy's, said he's dis-
appointed in the way negotiations
with Aramark, UF's food service
He said the increase in rent and
an added utilities charge were too
steep, and thought that after 14
years of good relations with UF, the
university would have had more
interest in keeping the chain on
"They just raised our rent so
much they pushed us out of busi-
ness," Hoover said.
Reitz Union director Eddie Dan-
iels said Wendy's' on-campus sales
have been lagging.
"I'm not sure what's happened
over the last few years," Daniels
said. "Subway has grown every
year and Wendy's has been pretty
This runs counter to the ru-
mor, propagated by students and
campus tour guides, that the Reitz
Union Wendy's is the busiest in the
Hoover said some of his other
Wendy's franchises in Gainesville
make more money than the one on
He said, if anything, the Wendy's
at the Reitz Union has the highest
rent of any Wendy's in the world.
"There's no one that pays as
much," he said. "Not even close."
If all goes according to plan,
Hoover will close his Wendy's,
the restaurant named for founder
Dave Thomas' daughter, Melinda
"Wendy" Morse, a UF alumna, on
Either a Burger King or a Chee-
burger Cheeburger will replace it.
The Burger King at Broward Din-
ing Hall could become a Green
Street Diner in 2012, according to
UF's food service contract.
Meanwhile, Subway will move
downstairs and Papa John's Pizza
could take its place. Nature's Table
might fill the other open basement
spot, and Freshens will likely re-
main open, edging out Jamba Juice.
Pollo Tropical will replace Cap-
eesh, and Noodle Bar will become
The changes are part of a $2.3
million Reitz Union culinary make-
over. About $1.7 million will come
from Aramark and about $600,000
will be funded by UF.
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
Wendy's employee Anna Harris hands a customer his order at the restaraunt's location in the Reitz
Union food court Wednesday evening. The location will be closing May 1 to make way for a new fast food
chain, leaving Harris and the other employees looking for work.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Parts of Santa Fe River expected to flood by Friday
By JACQUELYNE SMITH
Due to increased flow from northern riv-
ers, parts of the Santa Fe River are expected
to flood by Friday, according to the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
"It could stay flooded out for awhile,"
said Karen Parker, spokeswoman for the
Areas near Hildreth and Fort White are
at a high risk for flooding, with a 32-mile
segment of the Santa Fe River from River
Rise in O'Leno State Park west to the where
it joins with the Suwannee River declared
an idle-speed, no wake zone Tuesday. This
requires boaters to go no faster than re-
quired to maintain steerageway and head-
However, Parker said boaters should try
to stay off the river during these conditions,
"You could be idling along and
have something slam into your
as currents are strong and boaters could
collide with fast-moving debris.
"You could be idling along and have
something slam into your boat," she said.
Major flooding is predicted around April
18, with the Santa Fe River near Fort White
rising to about 34 feet, 10 feet above flood
level. Parker said officers from the commis-
sion will patrol the river to help people if
they become stranded.
On Wednesday, the part of the river
near Three Rivers Estates inched over the
19-foot flood level and is predicted to keep
rising, according to a press release.
* MOST INDOOR WATER
IS USED BY TOILETS.
By EMILY FUGGETTA
The Regional Utilities Com-
mittee made a stink about con-
serving toilet water at a meeting
James Heaney, UF professor
and chairman of the Department
of Environmental Engineering
Sciences, described how water is
Most indoor water is used by
toilets, he said, and older toilets
waste a lot.
New toilets use about 2 to
3 gallons of water per flush, he
said, as opposed to 4 to 7 gallons
used by older toilets.
"You think toilets are unglam-
orous?" he said. "It's the largest
water user in the world."
The committee also heard a
presentation by Gainesville Re-
gional Utilities representatives
Rick Hutton and Jennifer McE1-
roy, who discussed the water
wasted by sprinkler systems.
Hutton suggested an irriga-
tion maintenance incentive sys-
tem where people would receive
a rebate for hav-
Local ing their sprin-
News kler systems
checked for leaks
"You pretty much have to
get serious about conservation,"
Rob Brinkman, president of
the local Sierra Club branch, pro-
posed a tax on new homeown-
ers who want to install sprinkler
"I think we ought to impose
fees on things we want to dis-
courage," he said, "and I really
think we need to discourage the
use of irrigation systems."
Conservation measures will
be discussed and voted on in a
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Seeking 14 Associate Justices and one Chief
Justice to review parking citation appeals filed
by students and render judgments.
Brief interviews for successful applicants will be
held on Friday, April 24 (a Reading Day).
Why just talk about
a make a difference.
it? Get involved and
Apply online at www.parking.ufl.edu, or
pick up an application at the Student
Government offices in the Reitz Union or
at Transportation and Parking Services.
Please contact Transportation and Parking Services at (352) 392-8048 for additional information.
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UF freshman Indya Nicole Martin sings A Fine Frenzy's "Almost Lover" during Poetry and Acous-
tic Night at the Orange & Brew Wednesday night. "Someone heard me play this in the Plaza of
the Americas and they liked it, so that's why I decided to play it for you all tonight," M
6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
Projected cuts could
close county parks
As UF faces the daunting prospects of massive budget
cuts, Alachua County's own financial crisis has bal-
looned to a projected $12 million deficit.
The lack of funds stems from new reports revealing stagnant
property values of houses in North Central Florida projected for
the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
Prior to the announcement made Tuesday, county commis-
sioners were already bracing for $10 million in funding cuts a
staggering figure in its own right.
According to an article in the Gainesville Sun, a plan has
been drawn up focusing on potential areas of the budget in
which funds could be cut back. Some of the ideas tossed around
range from closing county parks to cutting back on road main-
tenance, none of which interests county commissioners as they
seek to avoid cutting back essential services. While steps have
already been taken to slash funding, including money allotted
to building projects, social service agencies and the health de-
partment, these measures only account for a small portion of
the $12 million deficit.
One alternative that would serve as a cure-all would be to
increase the property tax rate an option requiring a 4-1 vote
by county commissioners.
The Editorial Board sincerely hopes that Alachua County
can formulate a plan to remedy the county's budget crisis with-
out sacrificing quality of life for area residents. Closing down
county parks would severely disrupt a sense of community fos-
tered in many towns around the county.
While a property tax hike hardly constitutes a sexy solution
to an unfortunate situation, such a response would seemingly
be temporary as opposed to dosing parks indefinitely.
F ree from the risks of
bites and devastating
sunburns, the latest surf-
ing sensation sweeping the
world has less board and
According to an article on
NYTimes.com, the phenome-
non of "couch surfing" allows
for world travelers to provide
each other a place to crash so
long as they reciprocate for
someone else in the future -
all for free. Started as a non-
seeks to bring people from
across the globe together to
create a better understanding
of different cultures.
For example, an Ameri-
can visiting Rome might stay
in a spare bedroom for two
months, or a Chinese man
traveling to England could
potentially sleep on the floor
in a flat for one night.
Not only does the com-
pany help global jet setters
connect with people around
the world, they also work to
ensure the safety of all parties
involved. Billing their safety
system as a "circle of trust,"
CouchSurfing.com offers us-
ers piece of mind through
their vouching and verifica-
tion system. Under their sys-
tem, individuals registered
on the site can be vouched
for by established members
and can become verified by
providing detailed personal
The Editorial Board thinks
coach surfing is a wonderful
opportunity for anyone and
everyone to see the world
and meet new people. What
better way to immerse one's
self in a foreign culture than
staying with a local through
couch surfing? For the stu-
dent unable to afford a study
abroad program, couch surf-
ing offers a non-touristy al-
ternative for a fraction of the
Excuse us while we go
make plans for the summer.
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DREAM Act will contribute to economy
have very mixed feelings about SG's proposed resolu-
tion in support of the DREAM Act.
Because SG's resolution will never have any sub-
stantial impact on a bill being debated before the U.S. Con-
gress, SG should use its time to discuss pressing campus
issues for which they could have real impact.
That said, I do hope Congress will actually do some-
thing right and pass the DREAM Act this time around
(Yes, the conservative columnist actually supports a "lib-
eral" piece of legislation).
The bill, if passed, would give the children of illegal
immigrants who graduate from high school the oppor-
tunity to earn citizenship if they earn a college degree or
spend two years in the military within six years after high
This is one of those rare things that conservatives and
liberals can agree is fundamentally a good idea. Immi-
grants who have succeeded in our education system or
served our country deserve citizenship as much as any of
us who were lucky enough to be born into it.
Sadly, both major political parties have it wrong on im-
migration. The Republican Party has become the stereo-
typical "closed borders" party the party of ignorant,
insensitive douches complaining about the "Mexikins"
taking their "Jebs." The Democrats, on the other hand, are
the stereotypical "open borders" party of self-righteous,
liberal douches who are happy to let the rest of the world
come in and feast on our overly generous welfare state.
Milton Friedman was right when he said you can't have
immigration and the welfare state. Unfortunately, conser-
vatives take him out of context and liberals discredit him
as a capitalist pig. Immigration in a free society means
that only people who will be better off in America by their
S own labor than they were in their
old country will emigrate. This is
distorted by welfare since many
people will be better off in America
whether or not they contribute to
Johnathan Lott Since, despite my many cries
letters@alligatororg for it, we're not going to abolish
the welfare state anytime soon, it
makes sense to have a degree of
regulation at the lowest skill levels to keep the welfare
seekers from citizenship. At the higher skill jobs, however,
welfare is not an issue. If people want to be citizens and
will contribute positively to our society then, by all means,
Congress should immediately and unanimously pass
a law that makes anyone holding a graduate or profes-
sional degree from an American university eligible for
citizenship. We have a problem now because successful
immigrant professionals, such as engineers, lawyer and
the like, are sent back to their home countries when their
visas expire. No one who wants to be a citizen and helps
our economy should ever be denied citizenship.
Citizenship denial to graduate and professional school
graduates is the biggest travesty in immigration policy,
but the DREAM Act is certainly a step in the right direc-
I hope the act will pass, prove successful and be the
first step in a sensible immigration policy that will actu-
ally contribute positively to our economy. And if it does, I
guarantee that it will do so without any help from SG.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should the U.S.
Congress pass the DREAM Act?
Monday's question: Should
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Tobacco tax OK, but for pot: no taxation without legalization
Disagree with Tommy Maple's column
that addresses how the increased tax on
cigarettes is wrong.
According to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, 440,000 people in the United States die
every year from cigarette-related deaths
and many more suffer from cardiovascu-
lar complications due to their habits. These
health problems caused by cigarette smok-
ing serve only to place a huge burden on
the state's health care system. During times
of economic recession, it makes sense to
tax those who choose to buy cigarettes, as
they are the ones who may need to utilize
the state's health care system once their to-
bacco habit begins to cause serious health
problems. Why should nonsmokers pay for
the health problems of those who make the
conscious decision to light up?
However, I do applaud Maple for raising
awareness about the excessive taxes levied
on cigars, wraps and rolling papers that
aim to unfairly tax marijuana smokers.
Taxation without legalization is cer-
tainly wrong and the government could
easily generate tax revenue if the state de-
criminalized marijuana and allowed the
passage of medical marijuana laws. Unlike
cigarettes, no one has been able to prove
that marijuana use leads to death, cancer or
Brittany any other malady as- cies and wish to see them changed. Many
Yurkovitch sociated with tobacco
smoke. In fact, mari-
Speaking Out juana has been shown
to kill cancer cells and
prevent Alzheimer's disease.
Additionally, although Maple claims
that "organizing smokers to do anything
other than listen to music or play video
games is a Herculean task," he should be
informed that Gainesville's chapter of
People United for Medical Marijuana was
organized solely by UF student smokers
and non-smokers who hold strong political
beliefs about our state's current drug poli-
of these students are currently volunteer-
ing to collect signatures on a petition in
hopes that Florida will vote to allow medi-
cal marijuana in our state. Clearly, these
hardworking students demonstrate that
people who support marijuana reform are
not lazy, apathetic stoners who care only
about eating Funyuns.
But rather, they are responsible young
adults who wish to change the oppressive
and archaic laws that demonize nonviolent
Brittany Yurkovitch is a philosophy and
political science senior.
Letters to the Editor
Video portrays misleading image
I would like to point out that us-
ing the "Harvest of Fear" video as
the sole determinant of one's posi-
tion on genetically modified (GM)
crops is to be misled. Those famil-
iar with the movie know that its
directors resort to scare tactics and
doomsday music, which attempt
to simplify the complex issue of
genetically modified organisms.
Surely, interviewing organizations
like Green Peace (who believe agri-
businesses are conspiring a world
takeover of GM seed production) on
GM foods is enough to freak out the
While GM seed allows farmers
to plant and harvest resilient crops
without the use of pesticides, GMOs
are not a quick fix to the problem of
world hunger. Simply having more
food does not "help everyone out."
More food on the market means that
the price of food will inevitably fall,
hurting farmers' pockets. In the face
of a European Union moratorium on
GM crops, it is questionable whether
developing nations will even benefit
from GM seed.
The safety of GMOs is another
tenuous issue. Criticism of the lack
of systemization of the food safety
framework, "substantial equiva-
lence," due to the absence of uni-
form animal models and feeding
patterns, calls into question research
The "hardest part" about GMOs
thus lies in determining what GMOs
will do to the food system as a whole
in the developing and developed
world, how it will be used and who
will have access to the technology
and the ethical considerations and
consequences of adoption.
Women who abort deserve rights
Kate Cardinale is right about one
thing. Abortions are extremely com-
mon in the United States.
They happen more often than
tonsillectomies or wisdom teeth re-
movals, and more than one out of
three women will have an abortion
by the time she reaches the age of
45. It is people like Cardinale, how-
ever, who force women to keep their
medical procedures a secret, pre-
venting society from realizing how
common the procedure is and how
many women have been affected by
it. The women who have abortions
are not some group "over there."
They are your mothers, your sisters
and your friends.
If "pro-life" activists were truly
concerned about women, they
would stop intimidating women
as they go into doctors' offices and
immediately start advocating for
comprehensive sex education and
improved access to birth control.
That is what will reduce the num-
ber of unintended pregnancies, not
displays aimed at shaming millions
of women for taking advantage of a
safe, legal medical procedure.
Protesters must pool ideas
A recent survery showed that
President Bernie Machen has the
eighth highest salary of all public-
school executives. While Machen
has been doing the admirable thing
with the budget cuts (he raised em-
ployees salaries by an average of 2
percent and denied himself a raise),
there is more that should be done.
Tuesday's rally really reflects
a problem with how we react to a
crisis. I stood alongside 500 other
protestors, signed a petition and
chanted, "No more cuts," but we are
still missing the big picture.
The way we need to attack this
problem is with solutions. As a
whole, we can complain and com-
plain as much as we want, but if
the Florida Legislature has no more
ideas it will just become a circular
It would be nice to see a 500-per-
son brainstorm session on how to
fix the budget cuts. Why didn't we
protest against Hough Hall, which is
currently being built in the midst of
the cuts? While I am not suggesting
that we cut faculty members like we
are already doing, I am just saying
that everyone can complain about
something. Instead, let's make a
move toward change.
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Friday fashion show to feature international couture
By JESSICA OSORIO
Alligator Contributing Writer
High fashion from around the
world will be presented at the One
Night Only fashion show on Fri-
Volunteers for International
Student Affairs, also known as
VISA, an umbrella organization
managing more than 20 interna-
tional student organizations at UF,
will host the show.
It will take place in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.
The show is free and open to
Rohe Mascharak, a UF English
senior and director of the show,
said this year's event will take the
audience around the world with
fashion from Latin America, the
Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia
and finally "the one and only" Los
Eva Mejicanos, a UF sopho-
more and assis-
tant director of
the show, said
she is expecting
about 400 people
about 30 mod-
Mascharak els for the show,
from various or-
ganizations such as Russian Club,
Arabic Cultural Association, In-
dian Student Association, Greek
American Students Association,
Black Student Union, Club Creole
and Hispanic Student Associa-
The models will showcase the
traditional and modern daytime
clothing of the specific regions. The
final scene will feature the cultures
coming together in an upscale Los
"The U.S. is a melting pot," she
said. "It brings people from all
around the world together."
For more than 30 years, VISA
has celebrated International
Month between mid-March and
mid-April, Mascharak said. The
month includes various events
such as a pageant, global potluck,
fashion show and talent show.
"The fashion show and all of
our events during International
Month aim to share a simple mes-
sage," she said. "Embrace diver-
sity or celebrate differences."
Dogs may chase tails due to higher cholesterol levels
a 30 DOGS WERE TESTED.
By JESSICA WHEELEY
Alligator Contributing Writer
A recent study suggests dogs may not
be chasing their tails for the thrill of the
catch but as a result of high cholesterol
that could lead to more serious diseases.
A research team of veterinary medi-
cine at Uludag University in Bursa, Tur-
key, found that dogs with a compulsive
tail-chasing habit also had a high level of
cholesterol, according to an article in the
"Journal of Small Animal Practice."
A total of 30 dogs were tested; half had
the obsessive habit and tested with signifi-
cantly higher cholesterol than those that
did not engage in the behavior.
Dr. Clint Greene, a veterinarian at Haile
Plantation Animal Clinic, said he could see
how the connection was made. He said the
reason for the behavior may be blockage
in arteries of cell membranes, which affect
the flow of brain hormones responsible for
mood and actions.
Elevated cholesterol levels are genetic
in certain breeds, he said. But dogs that
have diets high in fat and meat are prone
to higher cholesterol.
Hypothyroidism and Cushing's syn-
drome are two diseases associated with
high cholesterol. Typically, both diseases
show up in middle-aged dogs and the
treatments are a life-long commitment.
Some symptoms of these diseases are
hair loss, cold intolerance and sleepiness,
Greene said. These add stress to the dog
both mentally and physically, and tail
chasing is a sign of irritability.
Cushing's syndrome is a condition in
which the body produces excess cortisol, a
hormone that plays a major role in metab-
olism and response to stress. It can cause
abnormalities such as diabetes, congestive
heart failure and enlargement of the ab-
dominal organs, Greene said.
Typically, veterinarians start testing for
abnormalities when dogs
National are around 7 or 8 years
News old, he said. When the
dogs are younger, high
cholesterol is usually a temporary effect
after a meal.
Dogs don't get cardiac diseases or heart
attacks from high cholesterol like humans
do, he said, so it's less likely for the owner
to set up an appointment specifically to
check their dog's cholesterol.
"It's a signal for a greater problem," he
Julie Levy, a professor at Maddie's
Shelter Medicine Program at UF, said com-
pulsive tail chasing is initially viewed as a
response to an environment, such as dogs
who live in crowded kennels.
It also can be a response to an to an un-
happy or unstable situation.
But Levy can see where there would be
a connection. She said she's never heard of
a study like this before, but is very inter-
ested to learn more about it.
She said elevated cholesterol will cause
a hormonal imbalance which can lead to
behavior changes. The important thing is
to be aware of the dog's behaviors and
take notice if there are any changes.
"Providing the dog with a more en-
riched environment is essential to the
dog's health and happiness," Levy said.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9
Pride Awareness offers students comfort, support
By PAZIA DWYER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Luis Velasco Jr. is an 18-year-
old freshman at UF. He is studying
English. And he is gay.
After growing up in a strict fam-
ily and attending a Catholic school
in Ft. Lauderdale, Velasco said he
didn't want to hide his identity any-
Velasco is one the many students
at UF who experienced an accept-
ing and supportive environment
when they left their hometown and
stepped onto campus.
The month of April is Pride
Awareness Month and is run by a
committee within the Pride Student
Evan Lauteria, vice president of
education for the union, said this ef-
fort is aboutbringing awareness and
education to the UF community.
Coming out is not always easy,
but there is always someone here to
talk to, Velasco said.
"Back home, I felt I could never
be as open about myself," he said.
At 14, Velasco told his parents he
was gay. They were not accepting.
His parents will not welcome
him back into their home if he con-
tinues to live as an openly gay per-
"This is a part of me.
I don't want to hide it."
Luis Velasco Jr.
son, but he said being part of the
LGBT community lets him know he
does have a family.
"This is a part of me," he said. "I
don't want to hide it."
Many students like Velasco find
comfort in attending the month's
events and talking to other stu-
dents who have experienced similar
But the issues surrounding their
lives don't disappear after April,
"There should always be discus-
sions about combating homophobia
and creating acceptance on cam-
pus," he said.
Velasco said UF is already a
more accepting environment than
he was used to, but he does expe-
rience times when he feels like an
Walking to class one day, he
made his way through Turlington
Plaza when he was bothered by
protesters, he said.
"There were these super reli-
gious people who were condemn-
ing everybody," he said. "That day
I was really outraged."
When it comes to opposition, Ve-
lasco advises students to find some-
body to talk to who supports them
and not to take it too seriously.
Pride Awareness Month will
end with closing ceremonies on
In the weeks that remain, so-
cials, forums and performances will
be sponsored by the Pride Student
Union, Multicultural and Diversity
Affairs, Greek Pride and several
Greek organizations throughout
Concert series to offer free shows from May to October
* CONCERTS TO BE HELD EVERY
FRIDAY FROM MAY TO OCTOBER.
By EMILY FUGGETTA
Downtown Gainesville will be a melt-
ing pot of musical styles for the next six
Every Friday from May to October, the
Bo Diddley Community Plaza, on the cor-
ner of Southeast First Street and West Uni-
versity Avenue, will host a different local
band each week as part of the 2009 Let's Go
Downtown "Free Fridays" Plaza Series.
This year's free shows, which run from
8 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature 30 bands,
with genres ranging from blues to "cosmic
The showcase will kick off May 1 with
the 6th Street Rhythm & Blues Review, a
mix of blues, old-school R&B and jazz.
Guitarist Bill Barnard said his band has
played the event for a few years, and the
tight-knit atmosphere of Gainesville makes
"It's downtown, it's outside. It's a good
place for people to come hear music," he
On June 5, the concert will be a Bo
Diddley Tribute. Diddley, the rock icon and
Archer resident for whom the venue was
renamed after his death, will be honored by
the community while members of his family
and band perform.
"We're going to
Around change the sign, a mural
Gainesville will be unveiled, there
will be a proclamation,"
said David Ballard,
events coordinator for Gainesville's Divi-
sion of Cultural Affairs.
Ballard said another highlight will be a
performance by Black Violin, a two-person
hip-hop violin group who competed on the
show "America's Got Talent."
"We're very excited about them," he
said. "They gave us a good break because
they're from Florida and they like to play
The city will pay each performer $400-
$500, which varies based on the band.
Last year, between 300 and 700 people
attended the concerts per night about
Ballard expects an even better turnout
this year, as people under financial stress
take advantage of free entertainment.
"Kids play. People bring their lawn chairs
and blankets. Some bring picnics. Others go
out to eat downtown," he said. "It's some-
thing people could do every week."
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Witnesses said that Toliver seemed obviously in
control of her car and that she appeared to be trying
to flee after hitting the three vehicles.
She was charged April 2 with vehicular man-
slaughter, leaving the scene of an accident with a
death and leaving the scene of an accident with
After the accident, Toliver told police that she
only remembered hitting the GRU truck, Raulerson
She said she had no idea she hit the Dodge Ram or
scooter, even though VanWagner was thrown onto
She also told officers that the reason she hit the
scooter and the Dodge Ram was because her brakes
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff A certified mechanic conducted an inspection of
The green 1993 Lincoln Town Car driven by Monica Toliver sits at the intersection of University Avenue and Southwest Toliver's car and verified that the brakes worked
15th Street after fatally striking UF student Michael VanWagner on Dec. 2, 2008. Toliver is was charged on April 2 for properly, according to the report.
Sixty percent of the 1,400 burglaries in Gainesville last year involved cars
THEFT, from page 1
Commonly stolen items include
MP3 players, GPS systems, lap-
tops, cell phones, purses and loose
"When people leave their loose
change in plain view it gives thieves
a reason to explore," she said. Re-
cently, a thief stole only $3 in loose
change from a vehicle.
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg
believes that there is a connec-
tion between the poor economy,
drug use and the increase of stolen
change, he said.
"Most auto burglaries are the
bottom-feeders of our criminals,"
GPD makes several recommen-
dations to prevent theft beyond
making sure to lock doors and roll
Park in well-lit areas, away
from shrubbery, and don't park a
small vehicle between two larger
ones. Detachable stereo face plates
should be removed and stored in a
"Loud stereos advertise your time or nighttime criminals will
sound system to criminals," she take advantage of it," she said.
said. Mazzuca has been coordinating
Those who use a sunshade the campaign with local media and
should not back into parking spac- businesses, but not everyone is co-
es; it hides thieves from passers- operative.
by. "The apartment complexes want
Mazzuca warns that burglars to create the illusion that every-
operate at all hours. "They are thing is fine, when they are not,"
crimes of opportunity, during day- she said.
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ing proper kiss, right? Okay, 6 and ... 10. No, is that
bad? Should I say 11? I'm pure and innocent.
Ed Westwick in an interview with Seventeen
magazine talking about his first kiss
11: Lee Ziesche writes about the death of the Polaroid and
its effect on art and fashion. Also, humor columnist Erik
Voss discusses how the concept of danger is sexy and
1 m David Low talks about Lil Wayne and his role as a voice
14m of our generation, and sex columnist Ashley Ross lays
out the ground rules for sex.
Don't forget to check out the last issue of the Avenue featuring an
article on a series of benefit concerts to help the homeless.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11
Behind every great production is
a great costume designer. After all,
what would Sex and the City have
been without Patricia Field's stylistic
For UF's rendition of "Pride &
Prejudice," M.F.A. student Jason
Estala is in charge of bringing the
characters' wardrobes to life. After
only two years at UF, Estala's skills
and creativity led him to the posi-
tion of head costume designer for
this large-scale production.
What was the most difficult part
of designing the costumes for "Pride
The size of the cast. This is a huge
show, and all the costumes had to be
fitted to each person. Ninety percent
of this production was built from
scratch. I have spent a whole school
year's worth of time on this show.
What has the design process
I was assigned to do this show
last semester. I started doing all
the research and started sketching
then. During winter break, we went
B STEPHANIE GRANADA
to New York to get fabric from the
Garment District. As soon as we
got back to school, we started mak-
ing the costumes. We document the
whole process to show how we do
things from the first patterns to the
What kind of research did you
have to do?
I read the book and the play,
because they really are two differ-
ent pieces of literature. I saw all the
movies and looked at a lot of cos-
tume books. I really had to break
down each character to figure out
what they would really wear.
Tell me about the costumes for
I was really inspired to make this
like an English rose garden. There
are a lot of pastels and florals -
very earthy and organic. I have the
Bennets in lighter cottony fabrics,
because I feel like they don't follow
the rules. The other characters are in
more structured patterns and richer
fabrics silk and taffeta to sym-
bolize wealth and rigidness.
How much creative freedom do
you have as a costume designer?
A lot more than you would think.
It's really about telling a story. I take
the designer's vision and interpret it.
I got to play with color, fabrics and
What is the im-
portance of cos-
tumes in a show?
a show like this,
it really sets the
era and shows the
difference in so-
cial class. I tried
to create a closet for each charac-
ter, so that their clothes looked like
something they would have picked
out. I even have the older people in
older fashions, because I imagine
they wouldn't be wearing the latest
What is your favorite costume in
Each one is special to me, but I re-
ally love Lady Catherine De Bourgh.
She wears a regal purple-striped
How did you get into costume de-
I learned to sew when I was real-
ly young in El Paso, Texas. My mom
was a seamstress, and she taught my
siblings and I to sew. She said it was
a skill we had to learn and with me,
it just stuck. In high school, I was an
actor, and I made my own costumes,
that's really how it started. At New
Mexico State University, I taught
band, and I made flags and color
guard halftime-show costumes.
How have your previous design
experiences influenced what you do
It got me to see things not for
what they are, but for what they
could be. I have worked in base-
ments and churches with no air con-
ditioning. Sometimes all you have is
what you have, and you just have to
make it work.
How does working at UF com-
We are lucky to have a lot of space
and good resources and equipment.
My colleagues are amazing too. I
couldn't have done this show with-
out them, really.
What are you looking forward to
in your career?
Learning more. I still have so
much more to experience and see. I
don't think I will ever be satisfied. I
learn every day.
Would you consider fashion de-
sign or costume design for movies?
I would do both of those as side
projects, but I really love the theater,
because day-to-day you never know
what is going to happen. Each show
is different. I get to create these fan-
tasy worlds and recreate history. It's
something about the storytelling
that I just love.
What is the biggest payoff?
To see your vision on the stage,
singing, dancing and walking. It's
weird because part of you just wants
to say, 'That's mine, I did that,' but it
really is about the whole show.
Death of Polaroid is end of an era
the clothes is enough."
Now the closets of agents, cast-
ing directors and designers are
filled with just as many boxes of
stockpiled Polaroid film as Prada
There are those who refuse to
id is as
exposed just watch instant film expire quiet-
n its his- ly. One group, the Impossible Proj-
Douglas ect, acquired Polaroid's film pro-
UF Pho- duction equipment in Enschede,
Netherlands. They do not plan to
,raphers recreate Polaroid film, but instead
tant film develop a new type of instant film
by 2010, according to the Impos-
S sible b.v. Web site.
"There are glimmers of hope,"
ge. said Whitaker. "I hope one of these
thes projects comes to fruition."
Fuji will still be producing in-
S stant film but as of now it will not
fit into traditional Polaroid camer-
as, only wider format Fuji cameras.
ure mo- Polaroid has also introduced
Phelan, a new type of digital camera, the
nt types Pogo, which they are advertising
e 2000. as a replacement for instant film
Is me of cameras.
"Those cameras serve a pur-
y, Pola- pose, but I personally don't think
urposes. they are indicative of a coming
re used revolution in photography," said
y. Many Whitaker said digital cannot
to take replicate the anticipation built
back of when waiting for a Polaroid to de-
nt came As stockpiles of instant film
dwindle, each picture becomes
freaking more precious for Polaroid enthu-
who in- siasts. For now all they can do is
magazine wait for new developments. In the
roids to meantime, they can celebrate 60
iat came years of rich instant-film history
in the only style appropriate-by
does not shaking it like a Polaroid picture.
For most, the start of the new
year signaled a fresh beginning,
but for Polaroid film it marked the
end of an era. Last year Polaroid
announced that it would stop mak-
ing instant film, and it should be
phased out of stores by 2009. To
many people in this digital age,
Polaroids are no more than ancient
relics, but to those in fashion, art
and photography industries they
are very much alive.
"It is going to be bad for
art to not have Polaroid,"
said Thomas W. Southall,
curator of photography at the Harn
Museum of Art. "The aesthetic of
the Polaroid has proved to be ir-
replaceable. Digital has the same
instant gratification, but it's pixi-
Many famous artists have used
instant film over the years, includ-
ing Andy Warhol and Ansel Ad-
ams. Adams became a consultant
for instant film's creator Edwin H.
Land in 1948. He helped test the
product, and over 35 years took
hundreds of instant photographs.
Adams wrote thousands of letters
about his findings that helped Po-
Warhol took hundreds of Pola-
roids of celebrities and anonymous
subjects and then transferred the
images onto silk screens. The more
Warhol used instant film, the more
he began to like the effects of Pola-
roids on their own.
"Polaroid has very fine grained,
weird beauty," Southall said. "Each
one of those snap shots is unique."
Many artists chose Polaroids be-
cause the images could not be re-
produced, which is someth
cannot be said about digita
Southall said. Each Polaro
distinctive as a drawing.
"The fact that the picture
hand is the object that was
to the light, that is unique ii
tory and existence," said I
Whitaker, president of the
Many amateur photog
have fallen in love with inst
The fashion indus
does not like char
Change in the clot
Marie Claire fashion intern
"I take Polaroids to capt
ments," said Susan Jane
who has been using differe
of Polaroid cameras sinc
"Each photo I have remind
a certain time in my life."
In the fashion industr
roids served practical pi
At fashion shows they we
backstage to keep track of l
fore models hit the runway
modeling agencies liked
Polaroids to get instant fee
how a model photographs.
as big shock to many.
"People were totally
out," said Jillianne Pierce,
temed at Marie Claire m
last summer and used Pola
catalog clothing samples th
into the fashion closet.
"The fashion industry c
like change," she said. "Ch
Danger is sexy,
alluring in college
ERIK VOSS + AVENUE WRITER
Danger is sexy when
you're in college. It's a short
time in your life when you
can get away with making
bad decisions. And nothing's
more of a turn-on than know-
ing something can go wrong
at any minute.
"Sexy" is the rogue breeze
outside Gator City trying to lift
that already-revealing skirt.
It's the fear of your roommate
waking up to the squeaks of
the mattress. It's the jingle of
the janitor's keys as he cleans
the bottom floor of the library,
unaware of what you and
your T.A. are doing behind
the reference desk.
Why look for the "right"
person when the most appeal-
ing thing about sex is how
"wrong" it is?
That's where I run into a
wall. Besides a fatalist person-
ality and a slight resemblance
to that skinny, pale monster
from "Pan's Labyrinth," there
is nothing about me that com-
municates danger. No tattoos
or piercings. No spontaneous
bursts into reckless stunts.
I've never been arrested, I've
never been in a fist fight, and
I drive a white Altima that
could easily be your mom's.
And she could probably
take me in an arm-wrestling
Lately I've tried the James
Dean thing, but so far it
hasn't worked. For example, I
stopped wearing undershirts
in attempt to "open up my
chest" for the ladies, but the
white skin underneath made
the switch unnoticed. I've also
caught myself talking to girls
like Humphrey Bogart, using
words like "toots."
Don't call a girl "toots."
Just trust me.
I'll occasionally run into
some luck and distract a girl
from one of my more "dan-
gerous" friends. Throw in
some alcohol and a slightly
prettier girl to distract all the
other guys, and I might have
Off the ly for the girl, I
Avenue turn out to be a
gig that pays by
the hour. Sure, there's no real
risk, and you'll get your mon-
ey's worth, but there's no pay-
off either. And college girls
are in the mood to gamble.
While I try to create my
own version of "dangerous,"
I suppose I can always count
on the greatest benefit of be-
ing the safe guy: rebounding.
While she's on that walk
of shame after a night of get-
ting burned by Bond, I'll pull
up in my Altima, wearing an
easy-on-the-eyes Gap sweater
and tapping my foot to some
Jason Mraz, and save the day.
We'll round the bases and
slide into home.
LEE ZIESCHE + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
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Lil Wayne is voice of generation, represents humanity
DAVID LOW AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Lil Wayne is the voice of our gen-
Not because we also started deal-
ing drugs at age 11. Not because, ev-
ery day, we drink gallon jugs of Ha-
waiian Punch mixed with a bottle
of Robitussin from the moment we
wake from what can onlybe referred
to politely as a concubine pile. And
not because we too need a Winn-Di-
xie grocery bag full of money, right
now, to the VIP section.
Even if you do share these traits,
it doesn't matter. He's our voice be-
cause he represents our current state
of humanity, or as another might ar-
gue, an eternal testament to how we
are so animalistic.
Power, sex, violence, money,
drugs. Did I already say sex? Make
no mistake, "Weezy Baby's" content
is not appropriate for younger audi-
ences or the easily
Shakespeare was "/ leader
very similar in these a exam
regards. Now, I can't the generatio
claim to have stud- confident, po
ied Shakespeare in- sexed-up, dru
tensely, but I've read
some works and am
currently going back
to reading more -- mostly because I
started listening to Lil Wayne.
Anyway, Shakespeare loved
his sex and sexual puns. Take the
scene in "Hamlet" for instance,
when Hamlet rests his head upon
Ophelia's lap and speaks warmly
of "country matters," or in "Twelfth
Night" when Malvolio, in effect,
spells out a four-letter word, again
referring to female anatomy.
isn't so much a is all the death
as he is a prime and killing
le of everything and power
wants to be: struggles --
rful, rich, and everyone
ed-o ut. knows Shake-
he alludes to in his non-dramatic
So does this mean generations
later, students will be studying
Weezy F. Baby? I have a dream...
But back to our generation. Are
we another lost one? Have consum-
erism, capitalist society and Wall
Street claimed our ambition and
confidence forever? Have our "tra-
ditional values" been warped?
In a word, yes. We're a genera-
tion of debauchery, superficiality
and self-awareness. But then again,
what generation truly wasn't?
Weezy isn't so much a leader
as he is a prime example of every-
thing the generation wants to be:
confident, powerful, rich, sexed-up,
Mr. Carter isn't infallible though.
He has some sick drops, but also
many terminally ill rhymes and
references. Let's just say Adam San-
dler's movie "Click" gets a shout-
It does serve as a reminder
of Weezy's own humanity, even
though he often reminds us of his
alienation from it, proclaiming him-
self a Martian. Outer-space-Wayne
probably looks upon us from his fly-
ing stretch Escalade saucer -- at our
courtesies and false smiles, at our so-
cietal protocols, at our bureaucratic
demeanors and laughs the laugh
that sells millions of records, exhal-
ing THC with each chuckle.
That is why he is our voice and
not another because he truly be-
lieves he is not part of our world, and
he isn't. He's living our generation's
dreams, however subconscious they
Even if you can't swallow my
words, he's at the very least a promi-
nent icon in our culture.
And if that's too nasty, spit it
back at me.
Rules of Attraction: when is it too soon to have sex?
ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
S Sex is a never-ending complex. It
shouldn't be that complicated, but it is.
When first hooking up with some-
* one, both physical and emotional attrac-
tion can let things get hot and horny too
fast. And girls are constantly wondering,
* "When is the right time to sleep with a
Sleep with him too soon and he could
0 lose interest, having conquered the chal-
lenge without even lifting a finger. Wait
too long to do the dirty deed and he'll
Lose interest too quickly. As much as
I hate to say it, you've got to play the
* game right in order to score.
I once had a guy tell me that I'd never
given him the chance to chase me; harsh,
I know, but so true. Nobody likes to just
get what they want right away; where's
the fun in that? You have to dangle the
Upon making an initial connection
with someone, sparks fly and you quickly
fall in lust, making you both eager to rip
off your clothes. If you do it right away,
there will be nothing left to go after, no
challenge, no surprises left.
And even worse than him losing in-
terest is getting wrapped up emotion-
ally. Everyone knows girls get more
emotionally attached than guys do after
having sex, and unless your name is Sa-
mantha Jones, there's not much you can
do about it. In fact, it's been proven that
girls have more of the oxytocin hormone
- also known as the cuddle hormone -
than guys do. It's not our fault we want
to spoon up and snuggle after sleeping
with you. It's really just a part of who we
with him, think about how much better
the sex will be once you've made a real
connection. If your feelings are simply
bubbling on the surface, the sex could be
awkward and insignificant. If you wait
until the time is really right, then it will
do more than satisfy your craving.
So, how long do you wait? This is
where it gets tricky. It Having se
definitely comes down rfperson h
to personal preference, often tha;
but I say that a month passionate sex c
is a decent time frame much as it shoul
to work around. A
month is certainly long
enough for you to develop an actual rela-
tionship with someone while also letting
you feel out whether it's right to have sex
Having sex with the wrong person
hannnns all ton nften that rpal nassinatep
And though you feel like you won't sex doesn't occur as much as it should.
be able to control your need to sleep
on, &e aewmnue 0* ** *
If you do your best to control that crazy
urge, it'll be more mind-blowing than
you could have ever imagined.
And if you're afraid he'll lose inter-
est if you don't do it soon, then screw
him not literally of course because
if he pushes for it before you're actually
ready, chances are he doesn't care about
x with the wrong
you half as much as he
pens all too should.
eal, But be careful not
esn't occur as to be a tease. If you're
seeing someone and
you keep putting it off
because it doesn't feel
right, then you probably shouldn't be
seeing him anymore. Every guy is after
the goods; don't make him wait around
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the player, hate the game but don't be
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<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
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
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
48 Hour Special!
Thursday and Friday Only!
$1000 CASH, 50" Flat Screen
or ONE MONTH FREE!
Act Fast! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
FREE $1100 SCOOTER*42" TV
NEW FURN*$750 CASH BACK
ALL INCLUSIVE RATES FROM $447
Huge 2's & 4's 1 Mi from UF
Groups of 3+ receive BIG INCENTIVES
The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
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
SIGN NOW! 352-373-9009
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.
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
$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.
:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF
3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656,
Sebastian 352-874-8905 4-22-09-59-1
2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO
Everything Incl + Fully Furn!
Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1
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
Arlington Square -2b/2ba- Luxury
Townhouse Historical Downtown, Clean,
Avail Immediate move-in, Call Sean 239-
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 4-9-09-
$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-
$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-
Need roommate to share 3/2.5 townhouse.
$600 a month, includes everything. Fully fur-
nished, 1.5 miles to UF. Two bus routes to
UF and one to Santa Fe. Call 772-633-6687
MUST SEE! Female roommates preferred in
beautiful 3BR/3BA condo minutes from UF
campus and 8 min from Santa Fe. HS inter-
net, pool, fully furnished, close to bus stop,
must sign year lease. ALL UTILITIES INC!
Avail May 1st! $550/mo. Talia 305-304-1703
Furnished 2BR/2.5BA condominium in
Brighton Park near Archer Road/34th Street.
Available May, 09. $ 800.00/ month. Contact
(904)400-2145, email Nguyen2153@Yahoo.
Escape Complex Living @Palm Villas
Quiet Luxury 2/2 bus 12 stops every 10 min
only $929 includes highspeeed ethernet
$425/mo 4BR/4BA COUNTRYSIDE
Bus to UF/Shands. Swim, bball, gym. Avail
6/1/09. Incl uitls. Call Ron 561-441-0700 or
CHAMPAGNE LIVING ON A BEER BUDGET
All inclusive 2/2 for just $589
FREE SCOOTER*NEW FURN
SIGN W/ RM AND GET 42" TV
ROOM FOR RENT
Lg master suite in new home; 15 min to VA,
Shands & UF. NS, professional only. All util,
cable TV, & wireless internet incl. $525/mo.
HUGE $500 SIGNING BONUS! 4/3 APT.
GATEWAY@GAINESVILLE. HUGE DEAL!
12 month, invd leases. Move in Aug. 10th.
Discounted Rate-Only $450/month
Sign by April 15th for additional discount
DSL, Cable, Utilities, TV, Washer/Dryer,
Luxury community, pool, gym, study rooms.
Fully furnished, Newly Renovated!
Don't miss this deal! Leave a Message at
(815)927-0281 or Email Romz2323@ufl.edu
$550/ room. New appliances and furniture.
1500 sq ft. Each room has walkin closet and
ceiling fans. Master has screened in balcony.
Large kitchen fully stocked. Fireplace,
covered parking, extra storage. Washer/
Dryer and dishwasher. pets ok
1BR/1BA apt on 13th st 1 blk to UF. avail
May-Aug 7th. 5th fir, great view. $500/mo
(reg $600) Fully furn. Negotiable, no deposit,
no sublease fee; call 727-916-0915 4-22-
0* 2 BLOCKS TO UF **
Summer A May/June. Female roommate
needed to sublease HUGE room in huge
house. $480/mo reduced rent. Includes ev-
erything. Call Heather 954-326-1931 4-22-
Summer Sublease at Courtyards (13th &
3rd) $350/mo (or best offer)- inc. utilities
and parking spot directly across from
campus! Female roommate. Move in May
1st. August is paid for. 407-625-1988
$385/mo 3/2 Gateway at Gainesville.
BEST YOU CAN FIND! W/D. All inclusive
pool/gym/bball. Contact: Angelica
email@example.com 954-756-2222 4-14-4-1
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2
UPSCALE 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D and Free Parking
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
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
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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 9,2009
EVERYONE LOVES A THREESOME
Join in-Live Downtown This Fall!
3/3 Townhouses from $457!
Lots of Perks- w/d, lofts, cable & internet
Get 'em while they're hot! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-22-08-
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
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
April Specials bring August Friends!
All floor plans are 10% OFF!
1/1 -$602; 2/2 -$719
3/2- $764; 4/2 -$1098
2/1.5 $665 includes w/d
Welcome all Pets!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2
No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
Now you can easily
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All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
Want a sweet deal?
Receive One Month Free Rent on 1's & 2's
Great location & pet friendly
No Move In Fees! Call today
Are you bored?
Cobblestone is offering:
a free half month's rent AND a 42" fiat
screen TV on our 3/3 townhome fall leases!
a free FULL month's rent AND painted ac-
cent walls on our 2/2 townhome fall leases!
Now there's something
to keep you occupied!
Call 352-377-2801 or stop by!
ONE MILE TO UF
1/1 From $699 2/2 From $750 *
3/2 From $999 4/3 From $1240
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
Waived Move-in Fees!*Tanning!
One Month FREE!*W/D in Unit
1,2,3 Bed! 372-8100
Move in today & pay $0 Move in Fees
1/1 from $649; 2/2 from $699; 3/2 from $852
ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2
...wants you to live here!
1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1,2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
1/1-$734 2/2-$550w/all util 3/3-$442w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2
1 BR Washer/Dryer $659
Waived Move-in Fees*Tanning!
HUGE walk-in Closets!
Pool*Jacuzzi*24 hr Gym
Call NOW! 372-8100
The ONLY Apartments Downtown
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
Studios from $645
One Bedrooms from $730
Two Bedrooms from $415/bed
Three Bedrooms from $457/bed
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*We Love Pets
Limited availability-call for specials
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
2/2's $539/person 3/3's $479/person
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Water
ParknRide Bus Route Always be on time!
THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
HUGE Luxury 2's & 3's
Luxury 3's from $397 a Room!
Ask how to get a FREE $1100 Scooter.
FREE Cable, Internet, Tanning, W/D.
Luxury 212's from $490/rm; 313's $397/rm
All Inclusive 212's-$588/rm; 313's $4871rm
Sparkling Pool with Water Fall
Only 2 Miles from UF on bus route.
Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
2 BLOCKS TO UF!
2/1 and 2/2 FROM $380-$599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Walk to Class!
1brs from $599 150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
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$447 ALL INCLUSIVE!
FREE $1100 SCOOTER*NEW FURN
RMM, Soccer field, New Gym
Groups of 3+ receive BIG INCENTIVES
*Fully Furnished*All 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*
2 Blocks North of UF College of Business
You can't get any closer to your classes. No
need to bus or bike! Brand new 2 bed/2.5
bath townhouses for rent at Jackson Square.
1320 NW 3rd Ave. Built solid so you don't
have to hear your neighbors. New Orleans
style, top of the line finishes. Granite coun-
tertops, excellent appliance package, private
balconies and much more. Special: $1500/
mo. Call 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-
WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
1BRs from $575 2BRs from $655
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
Lower deposit for grad students!
100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Roommate Matching 4BR $479/br
3BR $599/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $689
Studio $625 Photos & Virtual Tours
*1/1 w/ Loft 4 blks to UF*
Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
Huge 2-story 1BR/1BA Loft behind Swamp
Walk to UF and Library West* 352-376-6223
ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios and 1 BR as low as $599
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
** Across From UF **
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
1 & 2 BR Villas from $485
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519
(DOB 05/04/72); 5'07",
150 Ibs, Blonde Hair,
Resisting Officer Without
Violence, False ID Given To
Law Enforcement Officer and
Driving While License
Suspended 2nd Offense.
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Call (352) 372-STOP
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
One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
HUGE 2 & 3 BRs from $695
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120
Hate Your Roommates? Why share?
Check out our Studios & 1/1s
Leasing for Fall from only $645!
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*Park Free
5 minutes from UF! 338-0002
WHY PAY MORE?
4 /3 Townhouses Available for FALL!
Only 5 left!
$1240/month or $425/person ALL-Inclusive
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
*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-
*Luxury Condo on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den = 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, living room, kitchen, dining room, full
bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/
mo. 367-0372 4-10-09-42-2
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
1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW
23d St. Single, mature applicants only.
$550.00/mo. 12th month free. Small pets ok
@ $25.00/mo (1st year free) 352 377-2150
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-
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $650-$1260
WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
STEPS TO UF!
3 AND 4 BR from $510 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D Available
NEAR UF 4BR/3BA
HOUSE, wd firs, W/D, cent A/C, 3514 NW
7th PI. Avail for Aug. Manny 352-317-4408
Union Street Stn above Starbucks 2BR/2.5BA
den/study, bambo firs, granite counters, up-
graded kitchen. Avail Aug. 352-317-4408
NEAR UF 4BR/2BA
610 NW 34 Terrace. Available for August.
Manny 352-317-4408 4-16-09-36-2
Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 4-22-09-40-2
**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-
$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
***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
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-
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, email@example.com 5-12-09-34-
Walk to UF. Avail in May. 2BD 2.5BTH:
central ac/heat, laundry, full kit $1000. 2BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $750. 1BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $580. 1 yr
lease, SD, and NS. Contact 352-870-7256 or
*2/1 Apt-HW Firs-UF 4BIks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
4/2 Close to campus, 3962 West Univ. Ave.
liv, din,& family rms. Fireplace, all appli-
ances, cent. Heat & Air, washer/dryer. Hot
tub. Available August 1. $1475 call 333-9874
Summer Rates + July Free
on 15 mo lease.
Sun Island 376-6720 sunisland.info 4-22-
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. $950/
mo. 359-1112 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D. Tile throughout, front gated patio. Pet
friendly. From $689/mo. Call 352-377-1633.
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-16-
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
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
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
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
HAILEY GARDENS 2335 SW 22nd, Newer
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Bike to Vet school/
Shands/UF. 904-501-5100 $900 6-30-09-
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage $1200 month
3 miles to UF, 100 feet to bus route 8, new
appliances, fireplace, big backyard, pets ok
NW 39 Ave & 13 St. Avail starting
Sum/Fall 262-2933 Meli41082@aol.com
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
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-
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
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, mins to campus on busline, incl cable
& internet. Avail Sept. $1300 furn or $1200
unfurn Also avail by room. 727-410-3617
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-
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.
NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Costly laminated wd-looking fir. $775-785 XL
3/2 loft apt, new ceramic firs carpet $850.
Nice 2br/2ba gated patio, trees $630 2/2 fan-
cy firs $670 373-8310, 219-3937 4-15-15-2
*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
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
*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 email@example.com
18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
3/2 avail now & fall, 1015 NE 5th pl, gar.
fenced yrd, cent a/c pets ok-$995 for fall,
special summer rate avail.
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.
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-
NW 2br cottage near dwntwn, cer tile,
cent heat/air, avail now small pet ok$685
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th ST-
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
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-
3BR/2BA Close to UF. $1200 to $1250/mo.
Avail Aug 1st. 352-665-7316 Pets allowed.
2BR 1 BA Apts $650/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
1BR 1 BA Near Sams Club! $400/Mo
Window A/C, Tile Floor, Laundry
Facilities on site. 2901 NW 14th St.
First and Last Months rent required.
Call Merrill Management Inc
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
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
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-
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 4-14-09-
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
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) 2154990 4-15-09-10-2
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
<1 mi. to UF, Shands, VA, Shops. Bus #1 &
12. Water incl. No pets. $595 Dep.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.450.0081 msg
2B/2BA NANTUCKET WALKCONDO $1200/
mo.CLOSE TO CAMPUS includes:covered
parking space, private balcony,sofa,barstools,
washer/dryer ,etc Call(256)698-1203 or car-
NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, additional storage,
W/D, $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Svc.
4 Bed 3 Bath,
7 blks to UF
Pool & hot
3BR/2BA, 1,400 sq ft, near Oaks Mall-Tower
Rd, all tile floor, excellent condition, fenced
yard, Spa in 12 X 40 screened porch, sec
alarm. Lawn service, W/D incl. No dog,
1,250. 1st/last/dep. Red32607@yahoo.com
3BD/3BA TOWNHOUSE IN ROCKWOOD
VILLAS AVAILABLE MAY. $450/RM PLUS
UTIL. SEMI-FURN. CLOSE TO OAKS MALL
& ARCHER RD. EMAIL ME AT JENM0587@
UFL.EDU OR CALL 941-705-1623. 4-13-09-
Sority Row(Cottages@Norman) New
Luxury 2/2 unit 50 feet from class only
$1250 WEBSITE BELLAPROPERTIES.NET
* 2BR/2BA unfurnished. Brand new. 1600
sq ft. 2 mi to UF. $1200/mo
* 3BR/2.5BA, lanai, screened porch, brand
Call 352-284-2429 4-22-09-13-2
HOUSE DUCKPOND AREA
4BR/2.5BA, W/D, storage bldg, fireplace,
wood floors, glassed-in porch. Avail 8/1. 1st,
last + $200 Dep. $375/mo/room or $1500/mo
for all + utils. Call George 466-0165 4-22-
2 BR/2 BA LUXURIOUS TOWNHOUSE, up-
stairs loft, W/D, close to UP and Sante Fe,on
bus route,2 pools,tennis,volleyball,rent from
owners, avail summer/fall, $950 call 561-
414-3456 or 561-213-6020 4-14-09-7-2
BLOCKS FROM UF 2 bdrm in 4/2 house
Female roommate(s) needed for 2009-10
$520/month + util. Full-bed, W/D included;
Wireless included; Plenty of parking
Want a home, call Sarah 561-843-7452
4 5 6 Bedroom Houses
Don't Miss Out You Must See
Great Housing Opporutnities
Close To Campus
Call 352-682-7424 email@example.com
2 Bedroom Units
Great Sizes & Locations
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424 firstname.lastname@example.org
* UPPER WEST SIDE *
Brand new luxury apartments! Walk to class!
All-inclusive! upperwestsideuf.com. 352-
240-6961 CMC LLLP Lic Real Estate Broker
4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
Available 3/1/09. Corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft
for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd
PI. Call 352-214-1956 5-28-09-19-2
5/3, 15 min. to UF,
$1600 mthly. 352-213-3943
Ibd,lba apt in vintage house -hardwood
floors,tile, renovated kitchen, quiet,
blocks to downtown $575 per mo. 306 NE 6th
St. 379-4952 avail Aug 09 4-22-09-12-2
Available now. 2BR duplex behind Norman
Hall. Ceiling fans, free parking. $625/mo.
1123 SW 7th Ave. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-
Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA Newly Renovated 2400 sq ft 2
story. Furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available now.
Call 727-686-1404 4-20-09-10-2
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
NICE TOWNHOME at WOODSIDE VILLAS.
Large 1BR/1.5BA. Bus route to UF and
SFC. Clubhouse and pool. Nice appliances.
Pet welcome. Only $500/mo 352-378-1387
3bd/3ba luxury condo, 2 yrs old
steps fron campus/sorority row
all appli,w/d,tile fls,alarm sys
1st fl, patio/porch, dogs ok w/dep
avail. aug 1, $1800 407-694-0692 4-22-11-
3 bedrooms for rent in country 15 minutes to
UF, Santa Fe, mall and major restaurants.
Pets allowed. $450 + share utilities, call
3524945356 or email
Nearly new, SW 2br/2ba equipped kit. w/lots
of cupboard space, cer/tile, carpet in bdrms.,
w/d, mins from UF on busline, $1000/mo-ask
about our special! Edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 5-28-09-16-2
MEADOWCREST APARTMENTS *
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APTS STARTING AT $399 *
*PETS OK! CALL TODAY *
** 352-378-3988 **
Lg.home 3br/2ba.LR,lg.kitchen,laundry room
yard, Ig. corner lot. Pest control & lawn care
incl. $1750.mo. 3402 NW 7th PI.
Available 8/1 904-669-7704 4-15-09-5-2
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,
Nice 3/1 House for Aug. Cent H/AC, W/D,
wood fls, garden, carport, Bike to UF, pho-
tos @ www.10houses.com, 352-336-6116 to
see. $990 4-17-09-7-2
DUCKPOND HOME NEAR UF
4BR/2BA. Large, fenced yard, W/D. Beautiful
location. $1350. Jeffrey 352-246-5801 4-22-
3BD/1 BA house, convenient to Shands & vet
school. Central H/AC, washer/dryer, hard-
wood & ceramic tile floors, carport, large
screen room. Private fenced bkyd w/ pa-
tio. $900/mo. Avail. August. 352-318-5453
***1BR NEAR SUPER WALMART***
Good size 1BR/1BA apt 1/2 mile to Walmart.
Water and sewer included in rent. No pets.
$350/mo. SALSOS 1BR in antique house
$395/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 4-22-10-2
TO PLACE YOUR
Last spring semester
paper published on
PLACE YOUR AD AT
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 $400/mo (furn or unfurn)
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-
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
SUMMER LEASE- 3BR/3 Bath avail in
Avail May-Aug, FLEXIBLE
Oxford Terrace Condo-Sorority Row
Furnished Common Area, on bus route,
407-432-0911 or NYFL@aol.com
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, email@example.com
Summer sublet, 2 Bedrooms avail in 3/2
elec,cable,internet,etc. W/D,fenced back-
yard, 10 min bike to UF, 5 min to bus route.
Call 407 920-2259
$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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
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
SUBLEASE May 3 Aug 8 2 rooms in 4/4,
$300/mon/rm. W/D, furnished, walk-in clos-
ets, utilities included! On 2 great bus routes 9
& 35. Females ONLY!
Contact 561-289-4490. 4-10-5-3
ONE MONTH FREE
Summer Sublease Courtyards
$469 1BR/1 BA- Steps from UF
Fully Furnished/Utilities Included
June-July, 2/2, $900/Mo OBO, Hampton
Oaks, 1100 sq ft flat apt. On RTS 5, 20, 75.
W/D, walk-in closet, screen porch, D/W,
gym, pool, pets OK. Long-term lease avail.
poolside the estates may 1-aug 1
females, furnished, 1/1 in 4/4
cable, hbo, w/d, utilities incl
$450 neg, applic fees paid
email@example.com 813-245-4985 4-17-09-9-3
:) ATTENTION :) $349 ONLY @ Gateway
at Gainesville. Private Bathroom in 4/3,
Everything included (furnished, utilities, W/D
, cable, internet, etc ) sublease from May 2
-Aug. 7 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room in 3BR/2BA 12th St. house avail-
able May-Aug. One block to campus. $350/
month, cable/utility/internet included. Contact
Stephen (850)544-2648 or email@example.com
NO ROOMMATES! 1BR/1BA sublease
$595 incl utl. Close to campus NW 10th Ave.
Hardwood floors, full kitchen, new bathroom,
Irg closets, free W/D, pool. Pets OK. Avail
May 1. email firstname.lastname@example.org 4-22-10-3
Gainesville Place Sublease for $390/mo
Private bedroom and bath in a 4/4. May-
August. Very clean.Furniture and utilities
included. Washer and dryer.Call(239)887-
1452 or email email@example.com. 4-17-7-3
$400/OBO to sublet 1/1 for summer in 4/4
at Gainesville Place apt. Fully furnish and all
inclusive rent. Female students only, sorry
no pets or smokers. Call Valerie at 407448-
Subleasing my apartment in Campus Lodge,
Building 4 for the entire Summer. Apartment
is located next to the pool on the third floor
and it has vaulted ceilings. Price is negotia-
ble. (954) 646-0516 6-11-20-3
SUBLEASE 7 BLOCKS from CAMPUS be-
hind the Swamp! 2 unfurn rms available in
5BR,3BA house. Available May-July.Females
only. $325/mo + utils. Contact Carmen ASAP
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $390-$400/mo
+ utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-332-6566 4-13-
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
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19
$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.
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. 4-10-09-10-4
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.
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 Utl. 561-756-5368 4-15-
Female roomate for summer $325 util incl 2
blocks to campus 386-341-4412 4-13-09-
Seeking students for 3/2 home w/ 2 rooms
for rent. 1600 sq. ft. 1 acre lot in Meadows
on the Praire. Nice house 15 min. to UF &
20 min. to SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins for
pict. 727-224-5852 $550/mo. everything incl
$340 Large Master Bed w Private Bath OR
$300 room w Large Walk-in closet,share a
bath with clean,M roommate.washer/dryer in
apartment. till July 31.share the apartment
with 2 quiet, clean, male roommates. M/F,
non smoking. PETS OK. call: 229-269-5872
$425-4br/4ba Fully Furn Condo
All Util Incl. Avail Aug 09
Short ride to UF on 2 bus rts
non-smoking student 954-593-3063 4-10-
Share 2B/2B MH in Cornerstone. Furn room.
$200 NR dep. $400/mo or $100/wk incl util.
Laundry/cook svc avail. Discount for handy-
man. Car a+. 30 day notice to vacate. Near
bus/shops. Some pets ok. 331-0762 4-13-
female roommate, own bed/bath
furnished, windsor park, on uf
bus route,pool,hot tub,tennis,
gym, $500 everything included
avail may 321-231-2141 4-14-09-5-4
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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5
Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5
AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
Countryside 4BR/4BA condo. 1.5 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-
Feels like you're living in a treehouse! 100%
maintained 3BR 31/2 BA in a quiet pool &
tennis community! Close to UF, secluded &
pristine @ only $195,000 or lease avail! Call
Joan Sroka, Realtor 352-514-1258 Horizon
Realty of Alachua, Inc. 4-10-09-5-5
$115,000 House 5321 NE 77ave. Built 1981,
2/2 on half acre fenced land,1366sqft plus
garage, carport, screened patio, tool shed,
new carpet and tile floor, central a/c. 352-
BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031
SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6
* Queen & full mattress sets $60/set
* Dining table w/4 chairs $125
* Multiple couches from $75 & up.
Call 215-3403 for more information 4-10-5-
CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
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In the market for a new set of wheels or just
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NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
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All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
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Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
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repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
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turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
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Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
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Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
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FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12
CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
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CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
000** SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
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All Vehicles Must Go!
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60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
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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
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Why Wait for Your Refund?
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For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Training and liability insurance provided.
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.
BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 4-10-09-74-13
$$$$ NEED MONEY $$$$
Will pay you cash for guns, gold, motorcy-
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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 9, 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.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
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$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-
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No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14
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own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
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Sales & Customer service exp.
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352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14
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Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
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Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
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For adult entertainment company. Make
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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.
Now hiring assistant managers
HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for
more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14
Clinical Research Coordinator needed
for busy clinical research site. Must be ex-
perienced in Phase -IIll trials. LPN or RN
prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to
IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14
MOTHER'S HELPER JONESVILLE
SUN-THURS NIGHTS JULY '09-JUNE '10
1st grader help w h/w, supper n tidy house.
email : email@example.com
PHONE SURVEY INTERVIEWERS
WANTED. Start work today! No sales.
Opinion research only! Flexible schedules!
Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ext
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MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time.
Scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance,
entering payments and coordinating office
activities. Resume firstname.lastname@example.org
PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 4-22-28-14
Gainesville music producer needs help
with internet promotion. Must be interested
in music business & know webpage design.
Call Charles Martin 318-1610. 4-10-09-4-
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
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
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
Swim Instructors:lf your good come work
with the BEST Sharks & Minnows Swim
School. FT/PT $11-14hr.Pool Locations
in:Gainesville & 35 others FL cities. Will train.
PT Window Blind Installer
for independent contractor. 339-4600 4-22-
Want to be a Pharmacy Tech? Workshop/
books/national cert exam for only $800. All
classes taught by pharmacist. 1 night/week
for 6 weeks. Next class 4/15/09,
Call Express 352-338-1193 or
Responsible workers needed in Customer
Service/Digital Production. Employee owned/
Customer focused company. Attention to de-
tail and energy a must. Extensive training/
benefits. Midnight 8am shift, FT. Target
Copy, 1412 W Univ Ave. DRUG TEST 4-15-
Looking for an energetic, athletically minded
person for sales associate/managerial posi-
tion at athletic store. F/T. Retail experience
a plus. email resumes to matt@runningand-
PT phone sales/customer service, Work from
your location, Day/evening shifts, Hourly rate
plus bonuses = $10-$12/hour. Call Robin w/
On-SiteTM 352-538-1708 resume to:
Get paid to work with Greek Houses
PTFT Sales Opportunities
Account Executives (Exp Req)
Managing Accounts with:
Student Organizations &
Customer Service Reps
Send resumes to
Part time work full time pay work online!
Check us out -
Tcby In the Tioga Town center looking for
responisible, hardworking, and outgoing indi-
vidual. Looking for early afternoon and eve-
ning shifts. Appy in person call 352-332-8896
for any questions. 4-10-4-14
CABOT LODGE is hiring now. Breakfast
bar. Saturday/Sunday 5:30am 11:30 am.
Flexible schedule all other days. DFWP. Call
352-328-6190 for applications/interviews.
GREAT STUDENT JOB! GREAT PAY!
Gainesville based Travel Agency is now
hiring Student Sales Agents! Candidates
must be available through Summer and also
on nights and weekends. Previous sales
experience is required. Please send your
resume and availability to
THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is
looking for part-time OPS help for sum-
mer and fall. Must be able to work football
gamedays. Hours are flexible but require at
least 4-hour blocks. Duties include customer
service, cashiering, mail orders and working
events. Applications can be picked up in the
Sportshop located in the north endzone of
the football stadium. 4-22-09-10-14
*Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
ORetail/Sales Experience Pref eBay exp. +
Resume to email@example.com 4-22-09-
Wanted: Trustworthy student for yard work
and small jobs. 4 hrs weekly. $10 per hr. 5
blocks from UF. Call 352-376-6650 4-10-
SANDY'S SAWYCHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE
NOW HIRING. Great working environment.
PT/FT positions available. $7.25-$7.50/hr +
incentives. 352-372-1226 2906 NW 13th St.
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
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Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15
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Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
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12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
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Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
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***** MOVING? *****
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You'll love our low rates & references.
Student Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic
T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
Mini Maxi Warehouses; corner Waldo Rd &
NE 31st Ave; 10 sizes, student/staff rentals;
UHaul warehouse complex, trucks, trailers.
$20 off any warehouse rental! 352-373-6294
or 1-800-559-2449 Also 100 sheds for sale.
Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748
MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding.
Owner housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org 6-18-
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
SWM 53, strong build, seeks a disabled
woman. I am mentally ill with meds. And you
should be too. Call Chuck at 352-215-5665
IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
Horse Back Riding: I am looking for an ex-
perienced horse rider to ride my daughter's
beautiful 16 hands paint in a very nice trail.
He is very sweet and docile. 352-562-5838
SOCIETY for PROMOTION of INDIAN
CLASSICAL MUSIC AND CULTURE
AMONGST YOUTH (SPICMACAY) UF
spicmacay.htm. Presents a FREE EVENT
(donations welcome) Fusion (Indian
Classical + Jazz) concert by Facing East
Trio (http://www.facingeast.com) When: April
10, Friday, 7:30pm, Where: MSB Shands
Auditorium (directions: http;//www.cise.ufl.
WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1, 3 & 4:30
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9th St. Call 352-373-1796. 4-10-09-11-25
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area of W Univ & 9th. Extremely sentimental
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THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
Late-game home runs push UF past FSU
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF shortstop Megan Bush rounds the bases after hitting a home run
during the Gators' 11-2 win against Mississippi State on Saturday.
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Stephanie Brombacher was one out away from her first
After giving up two home runs in as many innings, the
undefeated sophomore pitcher had to watch from the dugout
as her teammates including her roommate brought UF
back from a 3-2 deficit against FSU.
In front of the second-largest crowd in UF softball history,
Megan Bush stepped up to the plate with two outs in the bot-
tom of the seventh inning and tied the game at 3-3 with a solo
home run off the scoreboard.
"We know that we can go out there and beat
teams, but sometimes we like to go out there
and mix it up."
UFjunior left fielder
"I pretty much knew she could do it," Brombacher said.
"I love her. She's my roommate. I owe her whatever she
Bush's homer sent the game into extra innings. Two in-
nings later, Francesca Enea's leadoff home run gave No. 1 UF
(40-3, 18-1 Southeastern Conference) the 4-3 victory against
No. 21 FSU (29-13) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium on
UF has made a habit lately out of coming from behind and
putting games away late, as Enea's shot to left field was the
team's second walk-off home run in three games. Right field-
er Kelsey Bruder hit a walk-off grand slam to beat Mississippi
State on Saturday.
"We like to make things exciting," Enea said. "We know
that we can go out there and beat teams, but sometimes we
like to go out there and mix it up."
For the second time this week, the Gators rushed out of
the dugout to celebrate their walk-off win by dogpiling one of
SEE SOFT, PAGE 23
Tucker explodes with 11 RBIs on three HRs
Freshman slugger breaks Gators record
By BOBBY CALLOVI
The ball has been looking
bigger to Preston Tucker late-
ly, and he made the ball appear
smaller to Central Florida's
"It looks like I'm seeing
a beach ball coming at me,"
After a walk and a ground-
out in his first two plate appear-
ances, he started his record-set-
ting night with a grand slam to
right, putting the Gators ahead
5-3 in the fifth. That wasn't
enough for him, as he added a
3-run blast to left field that put
the game out of reach.
And he still wasn't done.
When Tucker walked to the
plate with the bases loaded in
the seventh, he didn't disap-
This time, he sent the ball
over the center-field fence for
his second grand slam of the
game. Tucker's two grand slams
marked only the third time the
feat had been accomplished in
the Southeastern Conference,
and it was the first time it has
happened since 1987.
The Gators (21-11) cruised
to beat the Knights 16-3 on
Tuesday night behind Tucker's
bat in McKethan Stadium.
The three-homer night is just
the latest in a series of huge of-
fensive performances from the
In the last
Tucker has hit
14 for 21 with
Baseball six home runs
and 23 RBIs.
The recent power surge
from the lefty first baseman
has provided UF's lineup with
the pop it has been lacking all
The rest of the team only
has hit 19 home runs compared
to his 7, and no other player
has more than 30 RBIs on the
The closest player behind
him is Avery Barnes with 26
RBIs, just three more than
Tucker had in the last five
games and 13 fewer than Tuck-
er's season total of 39.
Tucker also made it into
UF's record books with his 11
RBIs, breaking Barnes' single-
game record of 10.
"In order to be a good team,
you got to pitch and play de-
fense, but you got to have a
well-rounded lineup," UF
SEE BASE, PAGE 23
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
When quarterback Tim
Tebow and linebacker Brandon
Spikes announced they would
stay at UF for their senior sea-
sons, the Gators became a favor-
ite to win their third national title
in four years.
That chance was part of what
brought them back, and they
have been talking about it all
through spring practice.
"We have the
back, and you
Spikes win champi-
the defense. So we have a great
chance of doing it."
Spikes' math is a little off, as
the 2007 season ended with a
Capital One Bowl loss instead of
a championship. But it's fitting
that he considers that as a lost
season an anomaly wedged
That year started much like
the 2009 season will, with UF
coming off a championship, but
the team suffered. There weren't
enough leaders, and coaches say
there was a sense of entitlement
throughout the squad. Spikes
and Tebow are determined to
keep that from happening again.
"We know the standards are
high because we're bringing
everybody back on defense,"
Spikes said. "People are expect-
ing us to play well, but our thing
is that we can't get complacent.
We know we're good, but we
have to keep working."
Winning another title wasn't
the only thing that convinced
Spikes to stay. His brother,
Breyon Middlebrooks, is serving
SEE NOTES, PAGE 23
* MLB: Tampa Bay vs. Boston MLB Today's question: Which feat is most impressive: Preston Tuck- Percent (otes)
FSN, 1:30 p.m. Rays 7 er's 11 RBIs on Wednesday, Nick Calathes' triple-double against NFL 56% (23)
* PGA Tour: The Masters, opening round Red Sox 2 Georgia or Tim Tebow's seven touchdowns at South Carolina? NBA 20% (8)
ESPN, 4 p.m. NBA Previous question: Which professional sport's playoffs is most MLB 15(6)
NHL 10% (4)
Grizzlies 78 enjoyable? (see right for results) 41TOTAL VOTES
22, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
Phillips gets medical redshirt to return for final year
* THE KICKER MISSED JUST
ONE FIELD GOAL LAST YEAR.
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
When UF hosts FSU on Senior
Day in November, kicker Jona-
than Phillips will be recognized
for playing his last game in The
When the 2008 season ended,
Phillips considered his career as a
Gator to be over. He had already
spent four seasons in Gainesville,
and he was ready to move on to
But coach Urban Meyer had
an idea to give Phillips one more
season. He wanted Phillips to
apply for a medical redshirt for
2007, when he missed most of the
season with an injury.
"It came up right before
the (Southeastern Conference)
Championship because Coach
was thinking about it, and there
was a lot of negative feedback
that I wouldn't be able to get a
medical redshirt," Phillips said.
"Just after signing day, I went in
and talked to some people, and I
asked Coach if it would be okay
to go for it anyway."
When Meyer gave him the
go-ahead, Phillips filled out the
paperwork and wrote a letter
explaining the circumstances of
his injury. He wasn't expecting
much, but during spring break,
Phillips got some surprising news
in a call from Meyer.
He had been granted a red-
shirt and will be eligible to help
the Gators defend their national
"Last year went so well that I
figured, 'Why not do it again?'"
said Phillips, who's currently
working toward a master's de-
gree in real estate.
Phillips was 12 of 13 on field
goal attempts last season and
connected on 78 of 79 extra points
- the lone miss being a blocked
PAT that proved to be the differ-
ence in a 31-30 loss to Mississippi.
His solid performance made him
a semifinalist for the Lou Groza
Award, given to the nation's best
But 2009 won't just be a ca-
sual stroll down memory lane for
Phillips. UF lost experienced long
snapper James Smith and holder
Butch Rowley to graduation, two
essential parts of Phillips' field
"This year, the biggest chal-
lenge will be the whole field goal
unit," Phillips said. "Last year, I
had James Smith and Butch, who
had been snapping and holding
for three or four years. Now we
have two new guys, so we have
to work on that. Butchie and
Smitty made everything easy on
me, but now I have to get used to
the new guys."
John Fairbanks (field goals)
and Mike Williamson (punts)
will take over the snapping du-
ties, while punter Chas Henry
and receiver Cade Holliday are
vying for the holder spot.
And Phillips is still working
his way back into playing shape.
After last season, he said he
wasn't kicking as regularly as he
usually would, and he was a little
rusty when he started up again.
His goal for this season is to
become a go-to player in close
games. Last year, he only at-
tempted two field goals of 40
yards or longer, hitting from 40
and missing from 42.
"A lot of times people assume
I can't kick that far because I
haven't in a game," Phillips said.
"On a good day, I can hit a ball
from 60 yards-plus, but once you
get back that far, it's just a consis-
"I'm confident that if an op-
portunity ever presents itself
when we really need it that we'll
take that chance."
UF redshirt senior kicker Jonathan Phillips, who was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA,
kicks a field goal in a light drizzle during the Gators' spring practice April 1.
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Gators get versatile Ajagbe to orally commit for 2010
* THE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR CAN
PLAY FOUR POSITIONS.
By TYLER JETT
In the early race for the top 2010 re-
cruiting class, the Gators increased their
lead Tuesday with the oral commitment of
Ajagbe, an athlete from Coconut Grove
Ransom Everglades High, is UF's ninth
commit, putting the school ahead of South-
eastern Conference rivals Alabama and
LSU, which have seven and six recruits,
Ajagbe is also the seventh player in UF's
class on the Rivals250, an early ranking of
the nation's best juniors on the recruiting
Web site Rivals.com.
Ajagbe waited until he received his
ACT test results, which he described as
"well above the requirement," to commit.
The Gators offered him a scholarship
last summer before his team started two-
"I want to come to the spring
game, then come this summer to
Friday Night Lights. I also want to
talk to an academic adviser."
UF football oral commit
Ajagbe plays running back, linebacker,
safety and special teams for Ransom Ever-
glades, a team with only 23 players.
"I've learned to play every position be-
cause of the lack of numbers," he said.
UF assistant coach Vance Bedford, who
recruited Ajagbe, told the prospect UF
wants him to play defense.
"I'm being recruited as a linebacker,
mostly outside. I don't have an inside
linebacker's body. I actually don't have an
outside linebacker's body, but hopefully
I'll get there," the 197-pounder said.
The UF coaches want to put weight on
Ajagbe without sacrificing his speed. He
runs a 4.6-second 40-yard dash and com-
petes in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash-
es for Ransom Everglades.
He said his track schedule, coupled
with the five-hour drive between his Mi-
ami home and Gainesville, makes it diffi-
cult to attend UF spring practices, but he
hopes to visit campus soon.
"I want to come to the spring game,
then come this summer to Friday Night
Lights. I also want to talk to an academic
adviser," he said.
Ajagbe showed why college coaches
recruit him as a linebacker during a game
against Coral Shores his sophomore year.
Ransom Everglades was kicking off and
the return man broke three tackles before
encountering Ajagbe at the 30-yard line.
Ajagbe's hit gave the kick returner whip-
lash, leaving him lying in a crumpled heap
on the sideline.
Ajagbe has offers from FSU, South
Florida, North Carolina and Boston Col-
lege, but he feels UF is the best team in the
nation and liked the way the coaches re-
"None of (the UF coaches) pressured
me. That was also a big factor," he said.
"They let me know they're there, and they
wanted me to be a Gator, but it was ulti-
mately my decision."
Oral commitments are non-binding until a
national letter-of-intent is signed on National
Signing Day on Feb. 3, 2010.
Tucker's hitting allows O'Sullivan
to try out lesser-used pitchers
BASE, from page 21
coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "To
be able to hit the ball out, you
feel like you can come back from
a 3-run deficit with one swing of
To keep his hot bat going,
O'Sullivan plans to motivate
Tucker by pushing him in prac-
tice and in his books.
"We'll keep ribbing at him
a bit to make sure he stays
grounded, and I'll make
sure to get on him about
his study-hall hours."
UF baseball coach
"We'll keep ribbing at him a
bit to make sure he stays ground-
ed, and I'll make sure to get on
him about his study-hall hours,"
Tucker's onslaught allowed
O'Sullivan to give some lesser-
used pitchers a chance to throw.
O'Sullivan got to see Kevin Chap-
man, Will Jolin, Lee Reumann and
Chas Spottswood on the mound.
The four relievers had com-
bined for only 15 appearances
before Tuesday, and it was the
first appearance for Reumann, a
The innings thrown by the
rarely used pitchers filled the in-
nings usually taken up by Tony
Davis and Billy Bullock, allowing
them to get rest heading into UF's
weekend series at Auburn.
O'Sullivan did use Anthony
DeSclafani (3-1, 3.49 ERA), who
is often called upon late in games,
for 2 1/3 innings to get the win.
"I think (DeSclafani) is a key to
our staff right now," O'Sullivan
"He's started, (and) he's come
out of the pen. I feel confident
pitching him at the start of the
game, the end of the game or in
UF's Preston Tucker is greeted by teammates as he comes home from a grand slam during the Gators'
16-3 win against Central Florida at home Wednesday night. Tucker had three homers and 11 RBIs.
Injuries not as severe as Meyer first thought
NOTES, from page 21
a life sentence for a first-degree murder convic-
tion, and using a pro contract to hire a lawyer for
an appeal has always been a priority for Spikes.
But Middlebrooks took a load off Spikes'
shoulders when he was making his decision.
"I spoke with him when I was going through
the process, and he just told me to follow my
heart," Spikes said. "He didn't want me to make
any decisions on his behalf or on what he did in
the past. I felt like coming back would benefit
With their decisions behind them, Spikes and
Tebow can get back to the task at UF.
According to Tebow, the key is to keep a nar-
row focus on the Southeastern Conference.
"The SEC is our No. 1 goal," Tebow said.
"It's our conference, and it's what we want to
win. It's what we take the most pride in because
we feel it's a great conference, one of the best in
the country. If we win that, we think we deserve
to be in a big game."
MEYER BREATHES SIGH OF RELIEF: After
Monday's practice, coach Urban Meyer had a
tough time getting to sleep.
"We left practice, and I had to take an Am-
bien that night because (defensive end Justin
Trattou) went down, (tight end Desmond Parks)
went down and (offensive lineman) James Wil-
son went down, all the same day," Meyer said.
But after examining all three, Meyer said
none of the injuries were serious, and Trattou
(shoulder) and Wilson (foot) may be able to re-
turn before the end of spring practice.
Parks will miss the rest of spring practice
with a dislocated kneecap, a much better diag-
nosis than Meyer expected, as Parks was carted
off the field Monday.
Nelson gets victory in relief
SOFT, from page 21
their power hitters at home plate.
"When I was running around the
bases, I was like, 'I hope they dogpile
me. I've never been in one,'" Enea
said. "Then I saw Kristina (Hilberth)
bounding toward me, hands in the
air ready to tackle me, and I was like,
UF coach Tim Walton brought in
senior pitcher Stacey Nelson (24-3,
0.47 ERA) during the eighth inning
to relieve Brombacher, and Nelson
gave up just one hit while striking
out three batters.
Brombacher got the start against
the Seminoles and pitched 7 1/3 in-
nings, giving up 3 runs on seven hits
while striking out seven batters.
Brombacher gave up two home
runs matching her total this sea-
son to allow FSU to climb back
into the game after UF took a 2-0 lead
into the sixth inning.
"It's one of the biggest games
she's ever pitched in," UF coach Tim
Walton said. "I need her to get in that
atmosphere. I wanted Stephanie to
go the distance. For her first big, big,
big start, I thought she
Pitched really well ear-
ly and just didn't close
Softball The Gators jumped
out to an early lead
against the Seminoles,
scoring a run in the first and adding
another in the third inning, when
center fielder Michelle Moultrie stole
second base, thought she had been
called out and began walking toward
the dugout before realizing she was
Moultrie then had no choice but
to run to third and ended up scor-
ing when Seminoles second baseman
Kristie McConn overthrew third
baseman Michelle Snyder.
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