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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Protesters rally against taxes at City Hall
THE GROUP WAS IN
FAVOR OF A FAIR TAX.
By EMILY FUGGETTA
Larry Middleton sat outside
City Hall for nearly four hours
Wednesday, wielding a sign that
read, "The problem with social-
ism is that eventually you run
out of other people's money."
Middleton, along with about
a thousand other dissenters, pro-
tested the Internal Revenue Ser-
vice by grabbing the attention of
passers-by and voicing their op-
Some signs were hoisted high
by men and women. Others were
propped up by toddlers in stroll-
"I like paying taxes," Middle-
ton said, "but I like paying my
Roz Miller, county coordina-
tor for the Alachua County Fair
Tax Group, said Fair Tax sup-
ports a national sales tax in place
of an income tax, which is not
paid by everyone in the United
"Do you think a drug dealer's
going to fill out a tax form and
put 'occupation: drug dealer'?"
she said. "A lot of money goes
through those hands, and they
"Do you think a drug
dealer's going to fill out a
tax form and put 'occupa-
tion: drug dealer'? A lot
of money goes through
those hands, and they all
Alachua County Fair Tax Group
Miller said the sales tax should
be about 22 percent, which would
help generate revenue from those
who don't pay taxes now.
"We are a nation of consum-
ers," she said. "And everyone
Ana Goni-Lessan/ Alligator
Mary Mew, a certified public accountant, holds a sign at a rally protesting the IRS in front of City Hall on
Man admits to groping
By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
UF student Robin Garg, 22, was ar-
rested for groping a UF student outside
Library West on Tuesday night.
Garg later confessed to groping 32
other female students on campus since
last Friday, according to University Po-
lice Department. Lt. Darren Baxley.
Garg is accused of groping each of
the women after telling them he was
trying to remove a bug from their bod-
He told police he went on the grop-
ing spree because he "liked to scare
women," Baxley said.
He said Garg has only been charged
once with a misdemeanor battery, but
Baxley expects the number of charges
to increase when the other victims iden-
tify Garg as their attacker.
As of Wednesday morning, UPD
had received 15 to 18 calls from women
who might have been
groped by Garg. Al-
though he admitted
to 33 incidents, Bax-
ley said he doesn't
think that is the exact
"We're still trying
Garg to flesh that out," he
Baxley said it appears Garg targeted
white, student-aged females.
"It seems to be pretty consistent," he
All of the known incidents occurred
SEE SUSPECT, PAGE 10
Commission hears changes
to discrimination ordinance
By EMILY FUGGETTA
The Gainesville Code of Ordinances re-
mains a source of contention for local com-
mittees after a Thursday meeting about revi-
sions to its anti-discrimination chapter.
Gainesville's Equal Opportunity Com-
mittee will recommend that the City Com-
mission adopt a series of revisions, which
deal with the ordinance's effect on busi-
Commissioner Craig Lowe, chair of the
committee and founder of pro-ordinance
group Equality is Gainesville's Business,
explained his proposed revisions, which
would delete pieces of the ordinance requir-
ing businesses to modify their buildings to
fit the ordinance.
"We are proposing that the city commis-
sion modify the ordinance to remove any re-
mote possibility that businesses would have
to construct facilities any different than they
would under the building codes," Lowe
Instead, the ordinance would include a
blanket exemption for businesses where pa-
trons in shared show-
Gainesville City ering or dressing facili-
Commission ties cannot avoid being
seen fully unclothed.
"We're trying to address the concerns
of the business community," he said. "They
came to us in an atmosphere of collabora-
tion to work together to find a solution that's
best for the entire community."
Mark Minck, chair of Citizens for Good
Public Policy, said that while he commend-
ed the committee for addressing the con-
SEE MEETING, PAGE 10
* UF left fielder
(left) and his broth-
er, Daniel, led the
Gators at the plate
and in the field to
a huge 15-4 victory
against Stetson on
Wednesday night at
See Story, Page 25.
Police believe escaped inmates killed elderly woman, stole two cars
PALATKA (AP) Authorities believe
two escaped Florida inmates who are still
on the loose killed a 66-year-old woman and
stole two cars.
Police say 23-year-old Doni Ray Brown
and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Fletcher
broke out of the Putnam County Jail in Palat-
ka at 4 a.m. Wednesday and stole a truck.
Palatka is about 40 miles east of Gainesville
in northeastern Florida.
Later, authorities discovered a car missing
and its owner, Helen Key Googe, dead inside
her Palatka home.
Putnam County Lt. Johnny Greenwood
says Googe was related to one of the sus-
Brown was arrested Aug. 17 and charged
with robbery with a firearm. Fletcher was ar-
rested March 3 on three counts of failure to
appear on an aggravated assault charge.
Police would not say how the pair es-
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Hanrahan manages busy life with delicate balance
By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Leaning forward in a cushioned chair in
City Hall, Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan listened
intently as a constituent laid out her concerns,
the same focus she gave county officials dis-
cussing next year's budget an hour later.
Although such a procession of appoint-
ments could be seen as an ordinary day in the
life of a mayor, Hanrahan said it is difficult to
pinpoint exactly what normal would be.
"I always say it's never dull," she said.
Hanrahan, who is in her second term as
mayor, was first elected in 2004. After gradu-
ating from UF in 1992, Hanrahan was hired as
an engineer for the Alachua County Environ-
mental Protection Department's hazardous
That position sparked her interest in seek-
ing political office, she said.
"I really liked local government and the in-
teraction with citizens," Hanrahan said.
So in 1996, Hanrahan decided to enter the
race on the last day of registration.
She won the election, going on to serve for
six years as the city commissioner for District
3, which encompasses UF.
In general, Hanrahan works in City Hall
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and meets
constituents on Wednesdays and Fridays, she
said. Yet such a schedule is hardly set in stone,
she added, as she pulled out her BlackBerry to
see if she was going to be in Tallahassee on a
particular evening, and again to check what
days she would be in Washington.
She also carries an iPhone, which she used
to show off a picture of her children, Evyleen,
3, and Quinn, 2.
"They're my little darlins," she said.
From a meeting with four women repre-
senting the Action Network of North Central
Florida, a faith-based community group, to
appointments with county staff, Hanrahan
listened attentively to everyone's opinions be-
Regardless of who was speaking, she kept
her blue eyes fixed on them, laughing and
smiling during casual conversation and nod-
ding intently when subjects turned grim.
In her first meeting that afternoon, Hanra-
han entered the small room and shook hands
with the women from the Action Network and
took a seat at the head of the table.
After chatting about mutual acquaintances
and church life, Hanrahan asked how their or-
ganization was faring.
They went on to discuss
helping low-income fami-
lies make their homes more
energy-efficient, the closing
of Shands at Alachua Gen-
eral Hospital and the stimu-
lus money Gainesville has
Hanrahan, who normal-
ly praises Obama, had criticism of his stimulus
plan's "shovel-ready" stipulation, which re-
quires that projects be ready for construction
to receive government stimulus dollars.
This puts smaller communities at a disad-
vantage because they don't always have the
funds for preparation, she said.
When discussing the closure of AGH,
which historically served lower-income resi-
dents, Hanrahan shared the story of how
she chose a pediatrician on the east side of
Gainesville after she was told that "people like
[her] don't go there."
"I said, 'Sign me up for that,"' Hanrahan
Her penchant for inserting conversational
tone into otherwise straightforward business
carried into her meeting with Sol Hirsch, the
county library director.
They debated online privacy in libraries,
including patrons' access to pornography, and
discussed pensions for library employees.
At the end of the workday, Hanrahan's du-
ties are anything but over.
With two young children, Hanrahan said
it is a priority for her to be around during this
"very precious point in their life."
"For any working parent, the toughest part
of their life is figuring out that work-life bal-
ance," she said.
Although being mayor takes time away
from her family, Hanrahan says she feels lucky
to be able give back to her hometown and
views it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
450 sign to save program
By CHELSEA KEENAN
The Documentary Institute may be on the
chopping block, but it's not going quietly
during this round of budget cuts.
Ana Habib, a graduate student enrolled
in the program, worked with two Documen-
tary Institute alumni to get an online petition
posted on Monday to help generate support.
About 450 signatures were posted by
Eric Flagger, one of the UF alumni who
helped create the site, said 30 states and 13
countries are represented on the petition.
"We were feeling powerless," Flagger
said. "It's something we decided was impor-
tant for the dean and the president to see."
Flagger said each time the petition is
signed, an email is sent to UF President Ber-
nie Machen, UF Provost Joe Glover and Rep-
resentative Larry Cretul.
"We want to make sure we exhaust all
possible options before we let (the institute)
disappear at its peak," he said.
Churchill Roberts, a professor in the Doc-
umentary Institute, said Rachel Grady, who
was nominated for the Academy Award for
her documentary "Jesus Camp," signed the
Roberts said he cannot believe the 11-year-
old program is being cut since it is both
award-winning and nationally ranked.
Two students enrolled in the Documen-
tary Institute also recently won the Student
Emmy at the Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences' College Television Awards for their
film "Standard Deviation." Roberts said the
program has now won the award two years
in a row.
"You know success breeds success," he
said, adding the program's prominence has
started to attract more students and grant
money. "We were really beginning to blos-
som. But a lot of our good things happen to
be unfortunately overshadowed by the bad
"We want to make sure we exhaust
all possible options before we
let (the institute) disappear at its
Flagger said if they do not receive a re-
sponse, they will consider taking the whole
petition to Machen. However, he said they
are taking things one step at a time.
"We'd really just like a good explanation,"
In an interview earlier this semester, John
Wright, dean of the College of Journalism
and Communications, said he chose to cut
the program because it is not as central to
the college's core mission as its four other de-
To find out more about the Documentary
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Rally raises awareness
By RACHEL KOPEC
Alligator Contributing Writer
Around the world, 800,000 to
900,000 human beings are bought,
sold or forced across the world's bor-
ders each year, according to a U.S.
Department of State estimate. But Fri-
day night, some UF students will try
to do their part to help.
A human trafficking awareness
rally will be held in Turlington Room
L007 at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The rally
is sponsored by Sigma Phi Lambda,
a UF Christian sorority, and STALL,
which stands for "stop trafficking
and liberate lives."
STALL is a nonprofit organiza-
tion that works in Moldova, a coun-
try in Eastern Europe, to provide safe
houses that protect girls from being
sold into sex slavery. The founders of
STALL worked in Moldovan and Ro-
manian orphanages, seeing firsthand
what happened when the girls left the
orphanages at 16.
Staci Good, president of Sigma Phi
Lambda, said she was unaware of the
enormous scope of human trafficking
around the world before reading an
article on ABC News about a girl be-
ing abducted and forced into prosti-
tution. Good said she organized the
rally because she wanted to do some-
thing to prevent other girls form fall-
ing into the dangerous cycle.
"Human trafficking is an enor-
mous issue that does not get enough
awareness in the U.S.," said Melissa
Milroy, a Sigma Phi Lambda mem-
Good said part of the event is edu-
cating people that traf-
On ficking happens even
Campus in the U.S., though it is
not as widespread as in
"It is so scary that it could be your
sister or your mom," Good said.
Two videos will be shown at the
event, one about the STALL efforts in
Moldova and another about human
trafficking in the U.S.
Andrew Cameron, a representative
from STALL, and Natalie Gutium, a
17-year-old girl rescued by STALL,
will speak about their experiences.
In addition to raising awareness,
the rally is also collecting donations,
clothing and toiletries. And STALL
will sell T-shirts reading "Clothes
should be bought and sold. Not hu-
mans" for $20, with all of the pro-
ceeds going toward the safe houses in
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Campaign gives away 300 peace lilies for clean air
By PAZIA DWYER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Crowds of students and faculty
swarmed the small setup of two folding ta-
bles on the Plaza of the Americas Wednes-
day morning to snag a "free air purifier"
or "houseplants with a purpose."
The giveaway began at 9:50 a.m., and it
took 40 minutes to strip the tables bare of
300 peace lilies.
02 for You, a public service campaign,
teamed up with American Lung Associa-
tion, the Clean Air Council, Costa Farms,
Earth Day and Gators for a Sustainable
Campus to educate the public about a sus-
tainable solution for combating indoor air
pollution. The lilies were free, but those
who took one were asked to sign a large
board pledging to live a greener life.
Costa Farms, one of the nation's largest
indoor foliage growers, donated the 300
peace lilies for the cause.
Indoor air pollution is one of the top
U.S. health concerns, and plants are a nat-
ural solution to purify the air, said Maria
Calvert, who co-organized the event.
A houseplant can help reduce harm-
"I never knew there were specific
plants that were better than others
for cleaning the air."
UF political science graduate
ful chemicals that come from carpet, paint
and even tobacco products.
Volunteers also passed out postcards
with information on the best plants to use
indoors and the benefits they provide.
According to the cards, using one house-
plant for each 100 square feet can remove
up to 87 percent of indoor air pollutants.
Vickie Mena, a recent UF political science
graduate, suffers from migraines, and un-
til she got her plant, didn't realize plants
could do so much.
"I never knew there were specific plants
that were better than others for cleaning
the air," Mena said.
02 for You plans on visiting Atlanta
and Chicago this year to spread the word
about the benefits of plants and living
green. "Houseplants are just a way to
get people started in going green," Calvert
Students make T-shirts for 'Paint Your Orgasm' event
* THE EVENT WAS PART OF
PRIDE AWARENESS MONTH.
By JESSICA TURK
Alligator Contributing Writer
"My orgasm defies you."
That's what Christina Garcia
De los Rios, a UF English junior
and committee member of Pride
Awareness Month, wrote on the
back of her Paint Your Orgasm
T-shirt last year. On the front, she
painted her orgasm depicted as
an explosion of bright colors. The
Pride Student Union at UF spon-
sored the Paint Your Orgasm day
for the Ninth Annual Pride Aware-
ness Month, De los Rios said.
Pride Awareness Month aims
to spread acceptance of the lesbi-
an, gay, bisexual and transgender
Members of Pride Student
Union and other volunteers set
up near the Reitz Union Wednes-
day with paint, paint brushes and
white T-shirts so passing students
and faculty could show how they
think their orgasms would look.
The annual event is aimed to
On awareness and cre-
Campus ate an environment
where it's OK to
talk about sex, said Pride Student
Union member and UF sociology
and Spanish senior Davier Rodri-
Not everyone is open to the idea
of these walking, visible orgasms,
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Rodriguez said a preacher had
to be removed from the area one
year for protesting the event.
Lorraine Wheat, one of the
event directors, said most people
are very receptive to it. In the past,
she said there have been about 200
students who have stopped by to
paint a T-shirt.
Gabrielle Robinson, a UF fresh-
man and one of the first partici-
pants, said she had been planning
on coming to the event since she
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
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heard about it at the Pride Student
Union comedy show on Monday.
For the first time, there was an
evening follow-up event in the Re-
itz Union, Rodriguez said.
The purpose of the follow-up,
he said, was for everyone to wear
the shirts they painted earlier and
to share stories and poetry during
the open-mic period. The event
also featured a talk about safe sex
by Teresa White of the Alachua
County Health Department, also
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Stephen in Space
NASA names space
treadmill after Colbert
Poor Stephen Colbert.
On what should have been a day of celebration, with
NASA set to officially announce Colbert's moniker as
the new name of Node 3 on the International Space Station,
ended in disappointment for the Comedy Central host.
While Colbert emerged victorious in an online voting
contest to name the compartment on the station thanks to
write-in votes from fans, NASA elected to rededicate Node
3 as Tranquility which finished a meager eighth in the poll.
News of NASA tossing Colbert a curveball broke Tuesday
evening as astronaut Sunita Williams appeared on "The Col-
bert Report" to inform the comedian of NASA's decision.
The consolation prize for Colbert? Having a treadmill
named in his honor.
Dubbed the "Comibined Operational Load Bearing Exter-
nal Resistance Treadmill" or COLBERT for short, the tread-
mill will be used by NASA astronauts while aboard the sta-
tion to exercise and maintain bone strength.
Luckily, Colbert took the heartbreak in stride. Instead of
breaking down in tears or launching into a tirade of exple-
tives, Colbert appeared grateful that his name will still have a
presence in outer space unless, of course, we were viewing
a heavily edited version of the show.
The Editorial Board can't help but laugh at the absurdity
and attention Stephen Colbert has garnered over the course
of the past couple of years. From his presidential election bid
to showing his strength in numbers in the NASA voting, Col-
bert's hybrid role as a political commentator and comedian
has won over the hearts of millions of fans. With a storied
history of theatrics already under his belt, we eagerly await
what's next on tap for the Comedy Central funny man.
In times of economic strife,
hunger pangs have more
to do with love than an
inability to afford daily deliv-
ery service from Pita Pit.
With businesses going
bottoms-up quicker than dol-
lar drafts at happy hour, the
matchmaking industry has
seen smooth sailing amid a
treacherous current of finan-
According to an article on
CNN.com, Americans have
turned to companies such
as LifeWorks Matchmaking,
based in Ft. Lauderdale, in
search of love when the latest
financial figures show their
portfolio plummeting to new
there's little surprise behind
the fact the company has
enjoyed a 20 percent growth
between Sept. 2008 and Jan.
2009 compared to the pre-
vious year. Simply put, it's
easier to deal with uncer-
tainty and lean times when
you have someone else to of-
fer you a distraction. With a
few clicks of the mouse and
a fabricated profile (complete
with a particularly thin pho-
to), would-be loners can find
love thanks to an assist from
the matchmaking industry.
The Editorial Board is
glad to see that someone be-
sides big box stores (yeah,
you Wal-Mart) and McDon-
ald's are managing to beat
the odds with a profit margin
in the black.
For now, we are blessed
with feasting on the prover-
bial manna known as Mid-
town, but we'd like to think
there is hope for us yet when
we escape the bubble of col-
lege and enter the real world.
But who knows, perhaps
the time will come when
a pair of his and hers 40s
(smuggled in from Georgia)
and beef jerky sounds like
one hell of a Friday evening.
I the independent florida
Nicole Safker Dan Seco
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Raising taxes won't
UF is going through a tough period. It's not ex-
actly surprising: The economy is in the gutter,
so Florida (along with everywhere else) is losing
And when budget cuts creep in, so too come the self-
righteous calls for more taxes to fund education, includ-
ing a state income tax.
Thankfully for those of us who will probably be pay-
ing income tax someday (around 38 percent of wage
earners pay no income tax at all), a state income tax is
not an option in Florida. Because an income tax is uncon-
stitutional, 60 percent of voters would have to vote on a
ballot in favor of higher taxes. Good luck with that.
But even if it was politically feasible, increasing taxes
to fund higher education would still be a bad call. Higher
education is not a requirement, and no one is forcing you
to get a degree. College is a voluntary investment in your
own future. It's great to make an investment in oneself,
but the government shouldn't force others to pay for it.
Instead of raising taxes and forcing other people to
pay for college, it would make more sense to raise tuition
and have the people who benefit from college pay the
cost. But as soon as you raise tuition, there are cries of
"class warfare" and exploiting the poor.
When "class warfare" means making people pay for
what they consume, we have lost all hope for society. The
average starting salary for a student with a liberal arts
degree was over $30,000 in 2005, and much higher for
math and science students. So even if tuition gets jacked
up to around $6,000 a year, the cost of the investment is
still well worth the returns. If students can't get need-
based aid or merit scholarship, they may have to gasp
- take out a loan to pay for their education, and then
fix higher education
pay back that loan with the addi-
tional income they get from their
This is exactly what we expect
law, business, medical and gradu-
ate students to do, and they usu-
email@example.com ally manage to get by quite well
letters@alfor themselves. For some reason,
though, to suggest that under-
graduates pay for their own degree is evil, conservative
On the other hand, if you can't get aid or pay your
own way and you don't plan to be in a situation where
you can repay your loans, then maybe college isn't right
for you. Yeah. Somebody had to say it.
The cost of college at public schools is grossly dis-
torted by subsidies. It becomes "the new high school."
The subsidies result in overconsumption of college, and
make fewer resources available for the students who take
their education seriously.
Some subsidy does make sense because there are
positive externalities from more educated people, but
that only occurs when the education is put to proper use.
When people who aren't suited for it attend college, there
is no added benefit, but the cost for everyone goes up.
So complain all you like about how crappy UF has
gotten during the recession. UF can't offer a stellar edu-
cation without more money. But don't cry to everyone
else to pay for it for you. Most people have better things
to do with their earnings than give it to the mostly rich
and white students at UF.
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: Would you be
able to afford your education at
UF on your own?
Wednesday's question: Did you
see Demetri Martin last night?
134 TOTAL VOTES
There are much better ways to protest taxes, namely
NOT KNOWING YOU SHOULD PAY TAXES.
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
Yesterday, on tax day, people across the
nation protested increased government
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Congrats to Karma Cream owners
In response to the Alligator's Tuesday ar-
ticle "Ice cream shop opens today, will offer
11 vegan flavors," I would like to congratu-
late Payal Patel and Kyle Fick on the opening
of the Karma Cream ice cream shop. By stay-
ing true to their ethical beliefs and featuring
nearly a dozen delicious dairy-free choices,
they are doing a great service to the com-
munity by offering diners healthier, more
eco-friendly options. In addition to helping
students keep off that pesky "freshman 15,"
by picking the vegan Peach Cobbler, Dream-
sicle or any of the other dairy-free dishes,
consumers won't be contributing to a life-
time of misery for a cow on a dairy farm.
The nine million cows living on dairy
farms in the United States spend most of
their lives in large sheds or on feces-caked
mud lots, where disease is rampant. Cows
raised for their milk are repeatedly impreg-
nated. Their babies are taken away so that
humans can drink the milk intended for the
calves. When their exhausted bodies can no
longer provide enough milk, they are sent to
slaughter and ground up for hamburgers.
Thankfully, with so many delicious and
cruelty-free options available at Karma
Cream and other local restaurants, it's eas-
ier than ever to take a stand against animal
abuse one cone at a time.
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Students should volunteer this summer
Remember that one-liner when you were
writing your college admission essay or
when you cast your ballot during the recent
election? You know, the one about "saving
the world" or "making a difference"? Well,
guess what? This summer is your big oppor-
tunity to fulfill that promise by improving
your local community.
With the national rate of unemployment
in March at 8.5 and Florida's percentage
nearly one point higher at 9.4, more people
are in desperate need of a helping hand. Yet
with the rising numbers, the terrible irony
is that when case loads are up, resources
are down. Or to be quite frank, when more
people need help, there is less help to go
around, especially here within Alachua
County where more than 22 percent of the
population lives in poverty in comparison
to the 12 percent of the total population in
Moreover, it's obvious that the poorest
of families will be impacted the hardest by
the deteriorating economy. Therefore, ev-
ery student at UF can make a difference this
summer by volunteering free time through
collecting unwanted clothes, feeding the
hungry or mentoring kids. Individually,
people may only have a subtle impact on the
community, but collectively, we as students
can make a lasting difference in our towns
and cities which will help our fellow men
live a better life.
President-elect Johnson should improve public speaking
D ear Jordan Johnson, aka stu-
dent body president-elect:
I would first like to con-
gratulate you on your first (of many)
public speaking events. I had the
distinct privilege of hearing Provost
Joe Glover, distinguished econom-
ics professor David Denslow and
yourself, our soon-to-be student
body president, speak on imminent
budget cuts at Pugh Hall this past
Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. With ex-
ams upon us, you nonetheless must
be eagerly anticipating May 1, your
first day as student body president.
Let me remind you that you,
more than any other student, have
direct political sway and respect of
our Florida legislators. These legis-
lators hold the means to pass a one-
cent sales tax that could effectively
sustain not only UF, but the majority
of public schools in this state dur-
ing trying economic times. These
legislators hold you in great esteem:
not only have you been elected by
your peers, but you are the physi-
cal student embodiment of our flag-
ship university that boasts an aver-
age weighted high school GPA of
4.2 and a 1300 SAT in its entering
freshmen class. And we are national
I would like to say that to best re-
flect the caliber and integrity of our
beloved university, it behooves you
to clearly and concisely communi-
cate your ideas and future agenda.
Tuesday, I witnessed shaking hands,
furtive glances that avoided the gaze
of the crowd, the zealous peppering
of "urs" and misconstructed fig-
ures of speech. This was in front of
a hefty crowd of about 70 students.
Anonymous When an in-
S quiry into
Speaking Out what our SG-
ists are doing to pass legislation that
will guard our university's repu-
tation of excellence in the years to
come, it was met with a pithy "They
are doing their best." When ques-
tioned on why it seems unlikely that
our stolid house of representatives is
unyielding in their stance against a
tax increase when we have lobbyists
that earn over $100,000 was posed,
you avoided answering the question
I hope this does not come as a
surprise, Jordan Johnson, that I ask
you to enroll in a public speaking
course during Summer A. As our
president, you are required to be
on campus in the summer months,
when enrollment temporarily dwin-
dles and some of your responsibili-
ties are less pronounced. Yes, you
have recently begun a blog to wel-
come open discussion about our
budget crisis and yes, you have also
made three trips to Tallahassee to
lobby those who hold our future in
check. But Tuesday you stated that
we have 40,000 students when we
actually have 52,271.
Our current student body presi-
dent spends the majority of his of-
fice hours perfecting solitaire skills;
I implore you to thoroughly review
the current allocation and distri-
bution of the approximately $13.3
million SG budget, which averages
$330 per student per year, to ensure
in fair and balanced management. In
an age of renewed interest in public
service, we the students are wit-
nessing future funding, which de-
termines the worth of our degrees,
trickle away before our eyes. When
a lack of speaking ability and work-
ing knowledge of your constituency
is so apparent, I feel this summer can
be best used to brush up on interact-
ing with students beyond your vot-
ing base of less than 9,000 and learn
more about what it means to be an
active student, a real Florida Gator-
not just a Unite-machine elect.
This university and its faculty are
depending on you to not only paint
a confident, articulate, educated im-
age, but to act as a liaison between
those who hold the ropes to the guil-
lotine and the 52,271 who lay help-
lessly on the chopping block.
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Where There's Smoke...
A firefighter looks out the windows of the third-floor lobby of Hume Hall East as he in-
vestigates smoke in the room that triggered the fire alarm. The alarm went off at ap-
proximately 2 a.m. Wednesday after a fire extinguisher was sprayed throughout the
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Group hopes to raise $5K
for diabetes association
By MICHAEL DeVOOGD
Alligator Contributing Writer
The UF Health Troupe will host a scavenger
hunt on Sunday to raise money for the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association.
Teams of six to 10 students will complete a
series of tasks in order to win prizes, such as
signed Gator football jerseys, iPod shuffles and
gift cards for local restaurants.
The event will begin at noon at the Swamp
Restaurant, where teams can pick up their hunt
list. In past years, the list required participants
to take a picture of their team napping in an in-
appropriate location, sitting on a conveyor belt
in a grocery store and break dancing on a card-
Hayley Rosen, a UF senior event manage-
ment major, organized the scavenger hunt this
year for the American Diabetes Association.
"[The participants] love the scavenger
hunt," Rosen said. "They enjoy going around
Gainesville doing stuff they wouldn't normally
do, like duct taping a member to the wall."
Participants will carry donation cans with
them to different locations around
Gainesville, and some of their tasks will in-
corporate information on diabetes.
The teams will submit photos of their com-
pleted tasks to Facebook before 7 p.m. and re-
turn to the Swamp Restaurant for a free concert,
guest appearances from Gator athletes and the
announcement of the winners.
"They enjoy going around Gainesville
doing stuff they wouldn't normally
do, like duct taping a member to the
scavenger hunt organizer
Health Troupe, a UF student organization
that raises awareness in the college commu-
nity about ways to prevent diseases through a
healthy lifestyle, hopes to gather about 30 to 50
teams on Sunday and raise about $5,000 for the
American Diabetes Association.
The scavenger hunt is sponsored by Galigani
Robertson Law Firm, University Club Apart-
ments and the Swamp Restaurant.
Students can register online for $10 at www.
for passion, humor
By TATIANA GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Thad Hammond Owens had long red
hair and an equally bright red mustache
and beard, but friends say he was better
known for his uplifting and humorous
"He made you feel better when you
were around him," said David Reed,
who met Owens nine months ago when
he enrolled in Reed's class. "He lived life
About 100 people attended Owens'
memorial Wednesday afternoon in the
Newins-Ziegler Hall breezeway to com-
memorate his life.
Eleven people shared anecdotes for
nearly an hour about his infectious na-
ture and the effect he had on their lives.
Owens, a 27-year-old wildlife ecology
and conservation major, had a passion
for music, the outdoors and people.
He caught a gator with a fishing pole,
ditched class for a whole day to play the
popular video game Rock Band and was
an instant friend to all who met him.
"He made me believe in miracles and
never in coincidences," said friend and
fellow student Robert Lara. "He was al-
ways happy to help and had a laugh for
Chris Wolf, fellow wildlife ecology
and conservation major, told the au-
dience of how Owens, during a class
project, dubbed their group the A-Team
and picked an accompanying superhero
"You just knew it was going to be a
good time just 'cause he was there," Wolf
Robert Lay, another friend, recounted
a story of when he and Owens took a
class trip to the Everglades.
During the most miserable part of the
trip, Owens kept the sweaty and tired
group's spirits up by spouting scientific
names for plants and gastrointestinal
functions, along with trying to fashion a
new pair of shoes for a friend who'd lost
his in the mud.
"Thad was the craziest guy you'll
ever meet," Lay said, laughing and cry-
ing simultaneously. "He was the best
guy you'll ever meet."
Amy Brown, a Rol-
lins College alumna
who met Owens in
high school, recalled
how he decided to
scale the outside of the
Statue of Liberty dur-
owens ing a class trip to New
York City to the horror
of her mother, who was chaperoning.
"Every memory with Thad is awe-
some," Brown said. "Each is better and
Owens' memorial was coordinated
with a ceremony in Namibia, Africa,
where he was studying abroad with UF's
wildlife ecology and conservation de-
"We could all be a little more like
Thad," Reed said, his voice breaking.
"Live more, give more and play harder."
The Owens family has set up a fund in
their son's honor through the University
of Florida Foundation called the Thad H.
Owens Wildlife Ecology Fund.
Owens' body was found Saturday
after being swept downstream while he
was swimming in the Kunene River on
Thursday in Namibia, Africa.
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Dr. David Reed speaks about lessons he learned from Thad H. Owens, a UF
student who died while studying abroad in Africa, at a memorial held in the
Newins-Ziegler Hall breezeway on Wednesday afternoon.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9
'Tosca' opera features love, jealousy, rape, hate, murder
By KATIE EMMETS
After her lover was shot by a fir-
ing squad, and she killed the man
who tried to rape her, she jumped
off a building.
This is the story of Giacomo
Pucinni's "Tosca" which will be
performed by UF students, faculty
and staff Thursday and Saturday
in The Phillips Center for the Per-
"This is one of the most success-
ful and classic operas ever written,"
said sophomore voice performance
student Adelaide Boedecker.
Boedeker, who plays a peasant
in the 7:30 p.m. performances, said
"Tosca" is a story about two star-
crossed lovers whose lives end in
Set in Rome in the 1800s, "Tosca"
"This is not your grand-
is filled with love, jealousy, rape,
hate and murder, she said.
The biggest key to a success-
ful performance is a collaborative
effort, said the opera's producer
Tony Mata, head of the musical
theater department, is directing the
performance while Stephen Thom-
as, interim director of orchestra,
and graduate student Matthew
Wardell will conduct.
From the performers on stage,
to the UF Symphony Orchestra, to
the backstage crew and the light-
ing technicians, there are 120 stu-
dents in the production, he said.
UF professor of voice Elizabeth
Graham will perform the role of
Graham, an award-winning
singer, has taught at UF for 30
years, Offerle said.
Although "Tosca" is an Italian
opera, there will be English sub-
titles on a screen above the stage,
"This is not your grandmother's
opera," Offerle said.
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Author discusses link between meat and sexism
By JACQUELYNE SMITH
What do a steaming plate of chicken and a
sexy woman have in common?
Nothing, if you ask Carol Adams, author of
"The Sexual Politics of Meat," but the media
often portrays otherwise, she said.
In her slide show presentation Wednesday,
Adams, a self-labeled "vegan, feminist agita-
tor for peace," discussed the link between sex-
ism and meat through advertisements, news
articles and even children's homework. About
100 people attended the talk.
Adams, who has written over 100 articles
and 20 books, said she feels "inequality is
made sexy" in images depicting women as
enticing meat entrees, such as a Gap T-shirt
where a naked woman is drawn with butcher
lines next to the caption, "What's your cut?"
"The images elicit the same snickers, the
same jokes, except men don't have to admit
they're putting women down," she said.
Some of the more graphic images in the
slide show, such as a hanging row of disem-
bodied cow heads in a meat-packing facility,
elicited shocked moans from the audience.
Leah Goldberg, an agricultural and food
science major at Santa Fe College, said she
found a Louis Vuitton advertisement show-
ing a woman's red-stiletto'd leg hanging from
a rope around her ankle
The image is disturbing
because it depicts abuse
to women as lighthearted
in addition to likening the
woman to a slab of meat,
Adams "I can't believe some-
thing like that is fashionable," Goldberg said.
William Bowers, an English professor at
SFC, encouraged his students to attend Ad-
ams' presentation because it applied to many
of the feminist and culinary themes studied
throughout the semester.
"A lot of them are frustrated, but in a way
that's interesting and healthy," Bowers said of
his students after the presentation.
Adams said she encouraged the audience
to stop eating animals and "stop consuming
women," along with being more critical of the
media and the underlying sexist ideas it may
"Perhaps you, too, can see ads differently,"
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SUSPECT, from page 1
near the core of campus, he said, from the
Reitz Union North Lawn to Little Hall.
The story was the same in each case, he
"Every one of them involved the bug,"
"There's no real differentiation between
any of these cases," he said. "It's really quite
In Tuesday's incident, which happened
around 8:20 p.m., Garg allegedly told the
student she had a bug on her and then start-
ed touching her, telling her he was remov-
ing the bug, according to UPD. He then put
his hand under the student's shirt without
The student, along with several other
witnesses, called UPD, Baxley said.
Officers caught up with Garg about 20
minutes later as he was walking near Tur-
lington Hall, Baxley said.
He said UPD was able to nab Garg so
quickly because the department already
had several undercover officers in the area
attempting to catch him in the act.
A master's student in computer and in-
formation science and engi-
Campus Garg came to UF in the
fall of 2008 from Maharshi
Dayanand University in India, according to
UF spokesman Steve Orlando.
Garg was booked at the Alachua County
Jail Tuesday night, with bond set at $5,000.
Chris Loschiavo, director of UF's Student
Conduct and Conflict Resolution, said he
couldn't comment on whether Garg might
face sanctions from UF, citing student pri-
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cerns of the business community, he felt
that the portion of the community who
voted for Charter Amendment 1 in the
March elections are not being heard.
The amendment would have re-
moved the anti-discrimination chapter
of the ordinance.
Minck said he wants the commis-
sion to acknowledge the state statute
that allows businesses to designate and
enforce separate restrooms for men and
"We never wanted a person who's
transgendered to not be able to get a
job or get kicked out of their house,"
he said. "It was the public accommoda-
tions provision that had this self-defini-
tion that allowed a man to walk up to a
woman's restroom and say, 'I'm going
in there because I have the inner sense
of being a woman.'"
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By ALISON SCHWARTZ
Here's something to sing about: Your
classes are winding down, the air is
getting warmer and, to top it off, all of
your favorite musical artists are coming
to a town near you this summer. If you
can break away from the beach (or your
summer job, you overachiever), you won't
want to miss these gigs.
1)Kings of Leon is making stops in St.
Augustine, Orlando, Coral Gables and
Tampa this summer, which means you have
several opportunities to hear the band sing
about various parts of your body on fire. It's
catchier than it sounds.
2)From the boys who brought you punk rock
back in the days you were teeming with
prepubescent angst, it's time to pay hom-
age to your pre-college, pre-real-stress days.
Blink-182 is back and touring with Weezer
3)The Vans Warped Tour is just another
summer staple (alongside SPF 30 tanning
lotion and cold beer). Bands like 30H!3,
The White Tie Affair and Hit The Lights will
be in Florida from July 24 to July 26.
12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Foreign affairs, adventures
ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
O avec moi, ce soir? Me vuelves
loco. Ti desidero. Ez csodala-
* The word "sex" always
emits a hint of excitement, a
bit of blushing and a tingling
* feeling of anticipation. But
there's no question it sounds
better-and far sexier-in
0 another language.
As we embark on our
summer breaks, it's time for
l study abroad trips, far-away
internships and family va-
cations. And although the
* economy may be suffering,
sex is one thing the dollar
S Here in America, sex is
almost a forbidden act, a
secret activity discussed in
hushed voices and whis-
pers and thought of as
shameful by many. It's a
Private thing in this country
where kisses can't be shared
in public and butt grabs are
Public displays of affection
are gawked at and avoided
so often that the letters PDA
are even used as excuses for
couples afraid of showing
their love for each other to
Anyone but themselves.
But in other countries,
benches, subway cars, street
0 caf6s and museum steps are
completely acceptable places
for acts of affection.
0 As we pack our bags, our
itineraries may be packed
full of the top tourist places,
the best-rated restaurants
and even the most exclusive
boutiques. But with the eco-
nomic turmoil rain cloud
hovering over everyone's va-
cation plans, it's probably a
good idea to take a less steep
and more sexy sidetrack.
Whip off your swim
trunks and untie your bikini.
It's time to bare all. There's
nothing like letting the sun
shine on your sexy summer
body, and I mean all of it.
There are plenty of nude
beaches all over the world,
but a top one is Playa de Es
Cavallet in Ibiza, Spain. It's
about a mile long with roll-
ing dunes of natural sand
"(And although the economy
may be suffering, sex is
one thing the dollar doesn't
and an endless strip of disco
bars and restaurants.
You don't have to pay to
take your clothes off, but the
drink prices may be steep, so
don't forget to bring along
the beloved flask you regu-
larly sneak into midtown
bars. The alcohol may loosen
you up, letting you strut your
stripped sexiness with confi-
dence and could even lead
you to flirt your way into a
Getting naked not your
thing? Well, there's nothing
wrong with looking at other
naked people. I'm not talk-
ing porn-this isn't America,
where we have to hide be-
hind our laptop screens to
get our fix.
Le Musde de L'6rotisme,
or the Erotic Museum, lies
in one of the sexiest cities in
the world, Paris, and it is just
steps away from the Moulin
Rouge. The museum features
artifacts, paintings and, yes,
photographs, of all things
erotic. And with a discount
voucher you can print off-
line, a trip will only cost you
three euro (about five dol-
But if you can't wait any
longer and you're visiting
Buenos Aires, feel free to cure
your horniness with some
on-the-spot humping in te-
los, also known as love ho-
Stels. They are little huts on
the street corner prepared
and cleaned for 'pay by the
And who could forget the
the red-light district where
women pose nude behind
windows and are offered on
the menu at restaurants and
bars? But some sexy shops
might be pretty pricey, as
some sex clubs can charge
you up to 75 euro an hour.
So, whether you'll be
stripping in the sand, sexily
staring or paying for your
fun, try to seize the sexy
summer, because it only lasts
three months. Though sex
isn't something we fear in
Gainesville, not everyone in
this town is as comfortable
with it as other cultures are.
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For the spring, designers keep showing their love for rough-and-tough
safari-inspired pieces and romantic flower-painted canvas dresses. UF
english student Judy Tran pays tribute to this season with a perfect
mix of both: a spring trench coat from The Gap and a knee-length
flower-printed dress from The Body Shop. With this look, she shows
that with a little imagination, runway looks can easily be transformed
into affordable streetwear.- Stephanie Granada
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 13
What happens in college often
tends to stay in college.
It is an outlet for freedom
where parents and the other folks
back home are unaware of that
party from last night, that hook-
up from the night before or that
mental breakdown an hour ago.
"College Life," a new series
that premiered Monday on MTV,
has changed this freedom.
Four students attending school
in Madison, Wis., were equipped
with camcorders to tape their
freshman years without produc-
ers, cameramen and directors.
Here is an interview with two
of the cast members, Jordan, 19,
and Kevin, 18, on their reaction
to their lives away from home ex-
posed to the world.
Q: What went through your
mind when you first began filming
K: How absolutely awkward it
was carrying a video camera and
having to talk into it around peo-
ple. It was one little camcorder,
not even state of the art. I never
had any experience with one, so
it was pretty much a homemade
video of me and my buddies. I
have been doing it for almost six
and half months now, so after the
first month it became second na-
J: To be honest, I was a bit
uncomfortable with the camera
first. I didn't know what to shoot
or was well-versed in the produc-
tion of it. It got easier over time.
Q: Was it hard for you to stay
true to who you are?
K: Unfortunately for my par-
ents, I did not hold back at all.
I put a lot of faith into the edi-
tors. There is definitely going to
be things I regret or things that
happen that I am prone to re-
gret. That's reality. Whoever has
gone to the college can connect to
some of the things that are going
on and some of the things I'm not
too proud to show my parents,
and that's college for ya.
J: I have a good sense of who I
am. I'm not too nervous because
I am not really fazed by the type
of people who
judgment on me
me. If you are
that type of per-
son, I don't real-
Kevin ly care about be-
ing your friend.
Q: Are you afraid of your par-
ents' or others reaction to the
K: They always have their
concerns. They know I like to
have good time. They have seen
a couple clips of it, and my mom
had a couple of problems. I show
my uncut personal life to
my parents. Honestly, I would be
perfectly content with all of this
if my grandparents, parents and
little brother weren't watching
it. But I'm just going to have to
get used to my parents knowing
about my social life.
J: Everything that I recorded
on camera I feel I am comfortable
with my parents seeing and the
community seeing. If you want to
judge me off this television show,
I don't understand how people
who know me for my whole life,
for 18 years, change their judg-
ment of me from how I am per-
ceived on this show.
Q: Do you thinkthis realityshow
is impacted because the produc-
ers, director and cameramen are
K: It is definitely a lot more un-
censored, a lot more real. Some-
times it would be a lot easier with
a crew around. It is MTV. It is not
the Discovery Channel.
J: MTV did a great job giving
me guidelines, telling me what
was good for TV. It got easier
overtime. They never really sug-
gested activities for me to do or
ever pressure me into doing any-
Basically what they wanted is
if you start a story, they want an
end to it. They didn't give spe-
cific things to film.
Q: What has this experience
K: With the filming aspect,
the one thing I'm going to have
to worry about is growing thick
skin. There is definitely going to
be a couple of things I'm not too
proud of but it happens.
J: My family was never big on
home videos. I have always been
really intrigued by documenting
your life. This is just such a good
opportunity to do that.
Saltimbanco pushes barriers
with acts, performances
ASHLEY ROSS + AVENUE WRITER
The circus is coming to
town, ladies and gentleman,
but this one doesn't have
a thing to do with Britney
Saltimbanco, a Cirque du
Soleil arena touring show,
will perform for the first
time in Gainesville from
May 7 to May 10 at the
Saltimbanco comes from
Italian "saltare in banco,"
which literally translates "to
jump on a bench," and cre-
ative director Carmen Ruest
said the show was created
to push people to jump to
another bench, to go further
"It's a metaphor to say
don't be afraid to try some-
thing else, to go somewhere
else if you have to feeling,
just go for discovery," she
said. "It can be positive and
can bring you a lot more
than you thought."
Ruest said Saltimbanco is
one of the best shows to ex-
perience because it is visu-
ally clear and pleasing.
Featuring amusing acts,
outlandish characters and
audience participation, it's
a great show for everybody,
said head coach Michael
It started in 1992 and is
currently the longest-run-
ning Cirque du Soleil show.
It has fewer technical el-
ements because of its age,
so its simplicity makes the
story easy to figure out.
The concept of evolution
is universal and timeless,
which is why it's lasted so
to time at
we do still
The staging represents
urbanism and is set like an
imaginary park full of vi-
brant colored lighting and
even more eye-catching cos-
The costumes are fash-
ioned specifically to charac-
ter as each emerges through-
out the development of the
In 1991, a new color chart
was developed, allowing the
Cirque team to design bril-
liantly vibrant and bright
costumes with primary col-
And though there won't
be any elephants in the ring,
there will be nine high-level
acrobatic acts that relate to
the themes of the show.
For example, Peruvian
juggling is a tribute to what
many juggle in their every-
But there will also be
a duo trapeze, which Ru-
est calls "so dangerous,"
an acrobatic leaping act on
Chinese poles representing
skyscrapers; a solo bicycle
act unlike any ordinary bike
ride in the park; a Russian
swing act where characters
will fly on their imaginary
playground up to 30 feet in
the air; and a gravity-defy-
ing bungee performance
"like four little white birds"
to conclude the show.
All of the acts are per-
formed to a wide range of
elegant music from funky
to opera, which musical cre-
ator Rene Dupere said will
give rise to different emo-
tions in each spectator.
Ruest started working
with Saltimbanco in 1996 af-
ter spending her time on La
Nouba, the Cirque show in
In 2007, Saltimbanco was
reconfigured for large are-
nas, and its new tour will
stop in about 40 cities each
year to spread its message
of pushing the barrier.
"How will it leave the
audience?" Ruest asked.
"I hope that they will go
back home with a new light
in their head and a beauti-
ful smile, and that they will
feel that all dreams are pos-
Tickets are about $30 to
$80 for adults and $24 to $64
dollars for children.
City inspires bloggers
KARINA GALVEZ + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Fashion and street-style blogs tion from othe
are usually based in big cities where What Wear D
fashion has a heavy presence, and the selle Robot" n
style savvy roam the streets and make magazine edito
it easy for bloggers to click their cam- gers provide
eras and post the pictures for all the to wear the clc
world to see. answer to the q
Based in Gainesville, the Tonnish that look on a n
Touch, www.tonnishtouch.blogspot. Southers al
com, authors Leah Southers and Fla- personal inspire
via Cervantes capture fashionable though the Toi
residents, as well as feature trends focus on perso
they are interested in. never post any
"Gainesville's fashion community wear.
is more hidden," said Cervantes, a "We're not
second-year marketing major. "How- what we choo,
ever, it definitely ex-
ists and is rapidly 'Gainesville's fashion
growing. Thatiswhat community is more hid-
is so fun about blog- den. However, it definitely exists
ging in Gainesville; and is rapidly growing.
Leah and I are con- and s rapidly growing.
stantly on the look- -Flavia Cervantes ,
out for cuties roam- the Tonnish Touch
ing around campus
or on the streets. "
Southers and Cervantes have been
blogging since September 2008. Af-
ter spending so much time on other
fashion blogs and looking at designer
Web sites, starting the Tonnish Touch
was the next logical step. The blog al-
lows them to express their personal
styles and tastes and react to other
bloggers and editorials.
"We were always coming across
beautiful things online that we want-
ed to share with other people, not
just one another, said Southers, a
third-year public relations major.
"Gainesville is an unexpected city for
a fashion blog, but contrary to popu-
lar thought, there's a thriving fashion
Cervantes said she pulls inspira-
r blogs such as "Who
aily" and "Mademoi-
iore often than from
rials because the blog-
a more realistic way
)thes and provide the
[uestion, "How would
so uses the blog for
ation, and says even
nnish Touch does not
nal outfit posts, they
thing they would not
really that picky with
se. We blog separate-
ly, so when we see
something we like
while lurking blogs,
we'll repost it or just
post pictures of shoes
or headbands or de-
signers we like," she
said. "I'd wear ev-
erything I post (and
wish I could afford to) because I only
post what I like."
The blog to them is a form of per-
sonal expression and an outlet for
ideas. Even if there is a trend they
like but cannot afford, such as Chris-
tian Louboutin sandals, the girls will
publish a "lust" post because after all,
every girl can dream.
For the summer, they look forward
to wearing high-waisted shorts, floral
skirts and embellished sandals, which
according to Southers' last post, she is
willing to splurge on.
"I love sandals that are on the bor-
der of being 'too much' with hard-
ware, ankle straps, studs, you name
it," said Cervantes, who hopes to pair
the sandals with ruffled dresses and
14, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
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Check us out. We have
over 20 styles of hot dogs to
choose from. Chicago style,
a frito hot dog, a Colombia
hot dog, etc. and we come up
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Our burgers are prepared
fresh daily and cooked to
order. Our deli sandwiches
come with over 1/4 lb of
meat and your choice of
toppings. New vegetarian
cuisine: veggie dogs, veggie
buns, and veggie chili. We
serve beer, too. For delivery
to see a full menu check us
out at Gatorfood.com. We are
located at 1023 W. University
Ave. 352-378-4353. Call ahead
for pick up.
Peach Valley Cafe
We specialize in scratch
cooking that's available for
dine in or take out for all your
breakfast and lunch needs.
This sister restaurant to
Stonewood Grill and Tavern
has a breakfast menu that
includes everything from eggs
benedict, a wide selection of
gourmet omelets, pancakes,
french toast, muffins and
more. Be sure to try our
famous Buttermilk Drop
Biscuits & Sausage Gravy,
and our one of a kind Sack of
Orchard Fresh Apple Fritters,
made from Granny Smith
cinnamon and sugar. We
also offer breakfast on the go
with our breakfast wrap, egg
sandwich and seasonal fruit
bowl. For lunch, enjoy one
of our valley fresh salads,
sandwiches, burgers or
gourmet wraps. You can't go
wrong with the Pine Grove
Chicken sandwich, made with
a fresh, char-grilled chicken
breast, smoked bacon and
melted cheese. Our burgers
are hand packed and made
from fresh choice sirloin, NY
strip and filet mignon. Our
popular Sequoia Burger is
made with caramelized red
onions, sauteed mushrooms,
smoked bacon and melted
provolone cheese. We also
serve a variety of gourmet
wraps, perfect for when
you're on the go. Our line of
beverages includes specialty
coffees, beer and wine. Take
out is available (Call ahead
to order), as well as catering
and party platters. Open 7
AM 8 PM every day. We're
located at 3275 S.W. 34th St.,
next to Carrabbas and behind
The Swamp offers something
for everyone; signature
wings, fresh dishes and an
atmosphere sure to please.
Sit outside and enjoy cool
misting systems on cozy
outside decks or sit inside
and see the best memorabilia
in town. Swamp, daily
offers lunch, dinner and
drink specials and a happy
hour from 4 to 8pm. Don't
forget your curbside service
and remember The Swamp
always caters to you! www.
1642 W. Univ. Ave
Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd P1. (behind
Downtown) Offering Asian
Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing
atmosphere. Wed and Thurs
night $4 martinis. Open for
lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30
Sun 12-5 and dinner Sun-
Thurs 5-10pm Fri-Sat 5-10:30
Call 371-2323 for a
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,
Eat-in, Take-out, Drive
Thru, Catering or Tailgating.
Everybody loves David's BBQ
because, unlike ordinary BBQ
places, David's cooks over a
real wood fire! Eat where the
locals eat! Voted #1 BBQ in
Gainesville! Approved caterer
for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til
9pm. Sundays open at 8am.
Drive Thru 'til 9:30pm seven
days! 352-373-2002. Have
David's BBQ delivered by
Gatorfood.com. FREE WIFI
5121 NW 39th Ave. www.
Serving Gainesville for over
25 years. BU is a tradition
of sorts. We offer many
breakfast platters cooked
fresh, featuring omelettes,
eggs any style, large
pancakes, French Toast,
Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels
and a large assortment of
spreads. Also available are
tofu and tempeh. Over 100
bottles of hot sauces are
available for sampling.
1222 West University Ave.
Open everyday from 6:30am-
Where eating wells means
eating healthy... Gainesville's
best Chinese food. Now with
more sizes available with
more vegetarian options. As
always, generous portions,
fast service & super lunch/
dinner combos. FREE
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-
4282 or 380-9076. Full
menu and specials @
A gourmet coffee shoppe with
a wide array of desserts and
treats made daily. We also
serve delicious sandwiches,
salads, appetizers, beer, &
wine. Much of our menu is
vegan or vegetarian friendly.
Bring your own CLEAN 12 oz.
cup and get a daily brew for
a buck. Indoor and outdoor
seating available. Free
wireless and parking behind
the building. Downtown
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican Cuisine.
New menu items prepared
daily! Come try our famous
Cuban sandwiches and slow
roasted pork. We cater 7 days
a week! Visit us in the Tower
Square 2 miles from Butler
Plaza at 5729 SW 75th Street.
Located at 2409 SW 13th St
just 1/4 mile from Shands
Hospital. We specialize
in authentic Cuban food.
Breakfast specials are cooked
to order and start at $3.99,
Lunch special sandwiches
start at $6.65 and entree
specials at $7.40. Serving a
variety of sandwiches pressed
on fresh Cuban bread. Ropa
Vieja, Chicken Fricase,
Picadillo, Roast Pork, Bistec
de Palomilla, Pork Chops,
Shrimp Creole and Scampi are
just a few of the entrees. Also
available are empanadas,
Cuban pastries, croquettes,
flan, guava cheesecake and
other Cuban delicacies. Open
Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday
closed. For the latest menu
and hours please visit our
The Melting Pot
Your Fondue experience...
Attentive service, fine wines,
the highest quality fresh
ingredients, a variety of
cooking styles, unique sauces,
your favorite chocolate
fondue... Dip into something
different. Located at 418 E.
University Ave. (352) 372-562
Please visit one of our 3
locations to enjoy real frozen
yogurt products. We offer the
lowest calorie and low fat
soft serve in Gainesville that
tastes great and is good for
you. Waffle Cone Wednesday
from 5-8pm. Locations at
34th Street next to Crispers,
Thornebrook Village at 43rd
Street and Town of Tioga.
Check us out on Facebook.
This family owned restaurant
is perfect for dinner any
day of the week. Come in
and check out one of the
best wine lists in town. Ask
questions and learn while
you wait for the chef to put
out nothing but goodness
from the Kitchen using fresh,
simple, and local ingredients.
Try the Early Dinner Sunday,
wines/$10 bottles. $10 Menu.
Ask about our Monday Wine
Dinners and private parties
for lunch or dinner. 6 South
Main St. (352)375-7372
Mario's Bistro in Thornebrook
Village. Fine Wine, eclectic
tapas, weekly lunch & dinner
specials served in a cozy
3754420 or visit us www.
Check out Gainesville's most
popular sushi joint. Enjoy
our Bento boxes, boba tea,
sashimi bowls, and noodle
bowls in a hip, trendy
Two great locations with
outside eating. Open every
day for carryout or dine-
in. Call our Newberry Rd.
location at 377-8686 or our
Archer Rd. location at 224-
George's at Phil
Italian, Cuban, & African-
American foods. A variety of
delicious homemade choices.
Offering salads, sandwiches,
meat entrees & desserts.
Chef specialities include
BBQ ribs, old-fashioned
beef stew, BBQ Cuban pork,
fresh vegetable platter, and
lasagna. This Downtown
Institution is located at
37 N. Main St., offering a
for your breakfast: 6:30-11
a.m. & lunch: 11-3pm needs.
Catering for your private
party is available. Call 376-
8269 or Fax 367-4395
A rich selection of Japanese
and Korean dishes, all
prepared with a healthy,
homemade touch. Our cool,
calm atmosphere and great
prices are designed with
your family in mind. Sushi,
bento, bubble tea, smoothies,
and more. Come check us
out! momoyaki.com Next to
Crispers at Archer and 34th.
Open for Lunch & Dinner
$6.99 Daily Lunch Specials
World Famous Conch Fritters
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thru Thurs llam-7:30pn
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Located at 507 NW 5th
vegan/veggie options, &
late hours, you're sure to
hit the spot whether it's
lunch, dinner, or snack time.
Don't forget to ask about our
specials & catering! Free Wifi!
Open for Passover with a
kosher for Passover menu.
409 SW 8th St
Check out our menu @
Mi Apa Latin Cafe
North Central Florida Best in
Open daily from 7am to 10pm,
and Fridays and Saturdays
until 3am. Come & enjoy
authentic Cuban food, and
our delicious daily specials.
We are located 114 SW 34th
Street, just across from UF Golf
Your Family Favorite Restau-
$5 To-Go Dinners. Mon-Sat
from 4pm. Try out Monfongo,
chofan & grill mojito chicken.
Don't miss out $4.95 dinner
& soda on Thursday, student
night from 4pm-10pm. Show
Gator ID. Visit us at 5150 SW
34th Street at the new Publix
Shopping Center 7 days a
week. We cater. 352-378-1930.
e Emiliano's Cafe
Come taste our Latin cuisine
with original tapas and a
wide selection of Mojitos and
imported wines and beers.
Perfect for social or business
gatherings. The Sundowner
daily happy hour from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. features 2-4-1
sangria and mimosas, $2
imported beers, 1/2 price
Leli wines by the bottle and $1
off all tapas. Try our Sunday
Brunch with endless mimosas
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free
valet available. 7 SE 1st Ave.
For reservations call 352-375-
A 7381 www.emilianoscafe.com
Mildred's Big City
Eat Gainesville's Best Food at
Mildred's. We support LOCAL
and SUSTAINABLE agriculture!
Start Living Healthy! LOCAL.
ORGANIC. GOOD. Fresh Dishes
Made From Scratch!
MINUTES FROM CAMPUS.
3445 W. University Ave.
New Deal Cafe
Gainesville's ONLY Local
Beef Burgers! This 12oz.
Goliath is Naturally Aged and
Fresh Ground. MONSTROUS
Desserts. HUGE Martinis.
A Diamond in the Rough!
Located Next Door to Mildred's
Mediterranean restaurant & bar
Where FOOD & LOVE Meet!
Southern Living Magazine
agrees, "[the chef] adds visual
flair to every dish to make it as
good-looking as it is flavorful."
NEW Happy Hour Specials!
There's something for everyone!
Small and Large Plates for
Tapas Style Dining. Amazing
party space, affordable prices &
12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307
We're not sure what is more
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themselves or the value that
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prices. You can eat there on a
student budget, but the quality
of ingredients and the love
that go into every item is good
enough to share with your
mom. Or boyfriend. There are
plenty of salads and you can
build your own or enjoy locally
produced tempeh, avocado,
and teriyaki on the one hand,
or a loaded pie like the mighty
meaty or the 10-ingredient
house special. You might
say there's something there
for every one of your four
boyfriends. Just make sure
everyone knows it's your
restaurant before you take
them. Lunch & Dinner 7 Days,
Outside Seating, Unique Beers.
Call for specific hours and
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Bands unite, create album to benefit the homeless
MARY MANCHESS + AVENUE WRITER
Mosh pits and skanking aren't
usually associated with helping
However, an assortment of
hardcore, punk, reggae and ska
bands are using their music to
help a local cause. Eighteen local
bands will perform a series of CD
release shows through June that
will raise funds and more aware-
ness about HOMEvan, a grass-
roots volunteer-outreach organi-
zation that provides services to
The CD is a second compi-
lation entitled "HOMEvan: A
Gainesville Music Benefit for the
Homeless." Twenty-four bands,
along with the 18 that are per-
forming, are featured on the
CD. Some of them include Chu-
paskabra, The Duppies, Morn-
ingbell and Oh Sanders.
"For the musicaholics in
this town, it's great because
Gainesville is a really tight music
community," said Dan Fitzpat-
rick, one of the show's organiz-
ers. "This town is really progres-
sive in that the Gainesville music
scene is willing to come out for
some really neat causes."
The next show is April 26 at
Common Grounds featuring Gra-
bass Charlestons, Liquid Limbs,
Spanish Gamble and Crash Pad.
Doors open at 5 p.m., and orga-
nizers are asking for a $5 to $20
They are also asking attend-
ees to bring either a jar of peanut
butter or a pair of white socks for
distribution. According to Fitz-
patrick, the items are what the
homeless community has said it
needs the most.
Clean socks were requested
because they tend to get worn
out easily, especially in the rain.
Peanut butter, because it is non-
perishable and highly nutritious.
"A lot of people see this town
as just the four-year layover be-
tween high school and real life,"
Fitzpatrick said. "There is more
going on in this town than the
bubble of school and midtown
bars; there is a whole community
going on here."
The CD's There
price is on a slid- this
ing scale of $7 to ( thistov
$20. It is available ofschc
at all four shows bars; there is a
and also at Hyde going on here.
'n Zeke Records -Dan Fitzp
and Wayward An organize
Council. All sales HOMEvan s
will also go to
HOMEvan's efforts to relieve the
growing homeless population in
According to the Alachua
County Coalition for the Home-
less and Hungry, the number of
women, men and children with-
out homes has jumped about 70
HOMEvan helps 100 to 300
of these people twice a week by
bringing them food, clothes and
The first CD and benefit show
of this kind was put together for
HOMEvan back in 2002. It fea-
tured 42 bands, and overall raised
$3,000 for HOMEvan, which Fitz-
patrick hopes to top this year.
more going on in Fitzpatrick
Than the bubble brought the
anmidtown idea back to life
Sand midtown after he visited
whole community his best friend
for the summer
trick who was in the
of the Peace Corp in
ows Mongolia. He
said his friend told him he should
try to reorganize a benefit show
and compilation CD for HOM-
Evan again because it was such a
"I felt the biggest tragedy of
the first one was it was such a
good idea and it didn't pick up,"
Fitzpatrick said. "We are hoping
this really grows legs, gains some
momentum and becomes a regu-
When he talked to bands about
the idea, he said they raved about
Brian Hiebel, the lead singer of
The Duppies, said while the band
has done a lot of benefit shows,
he enjoys using his music for hu-
manitarian causes a lot more.
"I don't always like giving out
my spare change," he said. "But
I definitely like contributing my
artistic ability to something like
Hiebel and The Duppie's gui-
tarist Tony Farah both said they
like seeing the cause affect their
"With how much I'm out, and
how many homeless people I see
on a daily basis, it's cool to help
them," Farah said.
Farah, who is also the bassist
of Chupaskabra, said he hopes
the benefit compilation will have
an influence on the fans.
"As far as our fans, most kids
that come out are pretty young,"
he said. "Hopefully this exposes
them to the cause and new mu-
Young, fabulous, broke: budgeting tips
NICOLE FINEO + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
As if trying to make it at
20-something isn't challeng-
ing already, our economy is in
a dangerous position and the
majority of economists predict
it will not improve anytime
"I'm not going to sugar-
coat this times are really
tough right now and there's
great uncertainty," "Rich by
Thirty" author Lesley Scorgie
"There is hope," she adds,
"markets are cyclical, they go
up and down and times like
this have happened before."
Strive for wealth; it will
give you freedom and a sense
of stability even in our chal-
Create a budget: Financial
experts agree that before cut-
ting costs and clipping cou-
pons, it is crucial to first track
where exactly every cent is go-
ing. Spend a good week or two
and write down every single
expense $3.74 for a latte,
$8.50 for lunch, etc.
Keep track of daily expens-
es, whether you jot down all
expenses in a notebook or sim-
ply hang on to every receipt.
"Living Rich for Less" author
Ellie Kay says that a budget
will ultimately be a road map
for finding a cheaper, smarter
way to do everything.
Out of the red, into the
Green: While times are tough,
it is still crucial to tackle all of
the credit card debt you can.
For example, if you're carrying
a $10,000 balance on a credit
card with 11 percent interest,
which is a pretty average rate,
you're paying at least $1,000 in
interest annually. It is possible
to focus on small, consistent
payments with a reduced in-
With a lower APR and con-
sistent payments, creditors
will appreciate that you are
"diligently working to pay
above the minimum," Scorgie
Entertain yourself: Really,
Kay says if you do not "bud-
get for fun," your budget is
bound to fail. Start by allotting
a certain amount and keeping
that in cash
in your wal-
let. This will be a roa
give you an a cheapE
excellent vi- do everything.
sual to see -Elli
just how fast Author of "Living
a $3.79 latte Less"
will add up.
Also, when dining out, visit
restaurant.com, which will
give regional specials. Recent-
ly Kay found a $25 gift certifi-
cate to her favorite pizza place
on there for $2.
Another suggestion is to
monitor travelzoo.com, which
will give you amazing deals -
like an $899 cruise Kay went
on with her husband. She paid
$199 and insists this was no
"bait and switch" and almost
all of the other passengers on-
board paid the full price.
Go green, save green:
Make a few small tweaks in
your daily routine that are not
only good for the budget but
equally awesome for sustain-
ability. You can easily lower
your utility bill in two simple
ways. First, Scorgie suggests
only washing clothes in cold
water. Another plus: Cold wa-
ter is better for maintaining
Second, properly seal your
doors and windows to keep
cool air in and humidity out.
Doors and windows can have
a copious flow of air where
even the slightest gaps exist.
Shop, but online: The
20-something set shops on-
line more than any other de-
mographic, according to Kay.
Continue to purchase electron-
ics and other
till ultimately its andote
nap for finding and "layer the
smarter way to savings," Kay
Kay go to a Shop-
ich for 99 ping Robot
' online such
com that will search for your
specified item to find who has
it for the lowest price.
Then, add free shipping or
other incentives to your order
from that seller by going to
couponcabin.com or dealhunt-
ing.com, which will provide
promo codes used at your
checkout. Now that you have
the lowest price with free ship-
ping, Kay recommends you go
to ebates.com and access thou-
sands of rebates offered that
many shoppers don't know
Speak Up In-Store: No mat-
ter how tough times get, wom-
en are still shopping, explains
Mary Hall, The Recessionista
blogger. "And never pay retail
prices, ever," Hall commands.
If you loathe online shopping
and find pleasure in perus-
ing racks of clothing amidst
screaming children in shop-
ping malls, ask and you shall
receive, Scorgie, author of
"Rich by Thirty," explains.
At the Nordstrom flagship
store, Scorgie described eying
a $450 Coach bag. Interested in
it, she asked the sales associate
what is on sale and if the cov-
eted bag would ever be. "She
told me to come back the next
day, and there it was, $175." In
this tough economy, retailers
predict they will continue to
slash prices and hold sales, so
speak up and shop on.
The Web is a Wonderland:
Hall admired a $500 crochet
Jovavivch Hawk dress for
almost a year at Fred Segal
in L.A. Her patience finally
paid off when she purchased
the coveted dress for $50. So
maybe you do not have a year
to wait Hall still says us-
ing web sites like Bluefly.com,
where you find the $565 Gucci
Powder Patent Leather Crest
Pumps listed for $452.
Also, sign up for Google
alerts to get updates on your
favorite designers and sales.
Additionally, a quick Google
search for the store or design-
er name and the word "cou-
pon" can turn up wonders,
"The Budgeting Babe" blogger
Dianna Baros explains. Both
bloggers agree that eBay is a
great resource, but they also
recommend monitoring blogs
like theirs where they are con-
stantly updating sale informa-
tion and offering coupons for
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
mAn open letter to advertisers
of Scion automobiles
Dear Scion commercials,
Why do you hate me? Why do
you make angry robot noises at me?
I was just watching television!
Alright, I knew I should have
been studying, but come on. I mean,
I know you're trying to market to
young, cool kids who listen to "elec-
tro" and stuff, but even they think
you're coming on too strong with
that ungodly cacophony of bleeps
I'm only saying this because
you're special to me, but look, your
cars just aren't very cool. The Mazda
Miata looks baller compared to you.
You're going for that urban, tech-
nological look, I know, but are peo-
ple really into that stuff enough to
have it reflect in their car?
I'm not saying that you can't
change your game either, but you
know, adding some "customized"
stripes and some punk-ass rims is
not really helping anything.
But good effort out there -- just
pick up the hustle. Or put on some
Glenn Miller Orchestra and adver-
tise with what you've got.
And just so you know, the Toby
Keith Ford commercials and I are
seeing each other now. Please stop
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Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
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Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
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HOUSE, wd firs, W/D, cent A/C, 3514 NW
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Union Street Stn above Starbucks 2BR/2.5BA
den/study, bambo firs, granite counters, up-
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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
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PERFECT FOR GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 1607
NW 12 RD 352-466-4171 LV MSG 5-12-09-
***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
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 4Blks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
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.
$450 $650. No app or pet fee. 2BR, privacy
fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-12-09-25-2
LARGE 4BR HOUSE, 2 blocks to UF/Sorority
Row area. Ample parking. Totally remod-
eled. Cent AC/Ht., wood floors, dishwasher,
icemaker, W/D, 1BA. Pets ok. $1740. Avail
Aug 16th 1 year. 665-8166 5-26-09-30-2
2BR HOUSE, 3 blocks to UF/Sorority Row
area. Central AC/Ht, wood floors, parking,
fenced yard. Pets ok. $880. Avail Aug 16th
- 1 year. 665-8166 5-26-09-30-2
NW 1br minutes from UF, dwntwn,
Shands,cent air/heat, deck, w/d hkps, some
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3 BLOCKS to UF
2 BR. Duplex, Wood firs, Fenced Yard, W/D,
$785/mo -1010 NW 3rd Ave Avail Aug 1st -
Pets OK Call (561) 350-1552
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
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.
*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
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-
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 5-12-09-
We have REAL 1/1s
Available Now and Fall
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $649!
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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
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
*$350*- rooms available immediately or in
summer/fall in 4/4 University Terrace Condo.
No security deposit, free internet & cable! On
bus routes 12 & 35; minutes to UF campus &
shopping on SW 34th St. Call 352.514.3398.
NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, additional storage,
W/D, $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Svc.
Sority Row(Cottages@Norman) New
Luxury 2/2 unit 50 feet from class only
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EAGLE TRACE TOWNHOUSE
* 2BR/2BA unfurnished. Brand new. 1600
sq ft. 2 mi to UF. $1100/mo
* 3BR/2.5BA, lanai, screened porch, brand
new w/garage. $1350/mo. 352-284-2429
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-
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
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2 Bedroom Units
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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
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
Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA Newly Renovated 2400 sq ft 2
story. Furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
flrs, 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
3bd/3ba luxury condo, 3 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, $1600 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
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** 352-378-3988 **
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. OALSOO 1BR in antique house
$395/mo. Call Greg 214-3291 4-22-10-2
Historic House Downtown 2br 1ba $875
Fully renovated, wood floors vaulted ceilings
low utilities, great neighbors independently
managed and maintained view at
UNION STREET STATION
2BR/2BA, 3rd fir corner unit w/balcony over-
looking Hippodrome. Quality fixtures & appli-
ances incl W/D & alarm sys. Lg living & din-
ing rms. Avail 8/1. $1400/mo. 352-860-9453
Spacious 2BR/2.5BA avail 8/09. Excellent
location. Quiet & peaceful. Close to UF/
Shands. 3552 SW 30th Way #143, Victoria
Stn. Free W/D, cable, parking, pool $975/mo.
firstname.lastname@example.org 954-242-4633 4-22-
Historic Gainesville Home avail 5/15.
Charming 2/1 recently remodeled w/large
living areas. Close to campus, walk to down-
town. Private wooded lot, pet friendly. W/D
hook-ups $900/mo + security. 352-262-6974
Think $850/mo includes util, cable, water,
internet, 2BRs, private yard, covered park-
ing, 2 story house. 1 mile to UF. Email for
appt. email@example.com 4-16-
Single, non-smoking female seeking same
to share 2BR townhouse. Great location,
bus route to UF. Pool & fitness room on site.
$350/mo rent plus 1/2 utilities. 1 year lease
signing req'd. Avail May 1st. 352-209-7209
1BR/1BA in Destiny-300ft from UF, Built in
2005, includes W/D, free cable/HS Internet
access, assigned parking space, $700/
month, avialable July 1st, 337-1760 4-22-
Perfect 3BR for grad students or profession-
als. Close to SW Rec Center & Archer Rd
conveniences. Hardwood fir, cent H/AC, nice
yard. 2627 SW 31st Terrace. $930/mo 215-
2BR/1.5BA Condo in Casablanca East SW
35th place. Bus#9,34,35,36, club house with
pool, free water, incl W/D, 2 miles from cam-
pus & Butler Plaza, 2 story 1000sq.ft., avail
May. $750 call 352-262-4562. 5-14-09-10-
4BR/4BA Countryside at the Univ
$1700/mo all utilities incl.
Pool/hot tub/fitness ctr-w/d inc
Bike/Direct bus to UF/ShandsVNA
408-887-7357, firstname.lastname@example.org 4-22-
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.
Ist/last/dep. 386-462-9667 5-19-09-10-2
$1 MOVE IN SPECIAL
3 br/2ba homes starting at $654
5 miles from UF
Won't last call now 352-378-4411 5-12-
BIKE TO UF
2BR house, Fenced garden, Cent H/AC,
W/D, Carport, Pets OK, NW, Avail Aug 1st
$975/mo & Water incl Call (561) 350-1552
1 1/2 BR DUPLEX
Huge Yard, On Bus Route, W/D hook-up,
$595/mo Avail Aug 1st Pets OK
608 NW 24th Ave Call (561) 350-1552
AWESOME 2/2.5 end-unit town home for
rent! $1200/mo.separate contracts for room-
mates.Walk-in closets,large rooms!W/D
and alarm system inc. Great area and
neighborhood!Come see: 561-215-0841
VICTORIA APARTMENTS Beautiful Historic
Duckpond Homes w/ wd floors 1BR $675/
mo, all new studio $600/mo @ 424 NE 6 St.
1BR $635/mo @ 603 NE 4 St. Avail. May 1.
1st /Last /Sec. No pets. John 352-317-8282
fenced lot, lots of trees. Small pets possible
$975/mo. 3 miles to Shands & UF. 222-3311
Looking for 2 female roommates to live with
2 otherfun & friendly girls in 4 bd 4 bth condo
less than 2 miles away from UF. Tile in com-
mon area & bthrms. New carpet in bdrms.
Only $375/mo+util. each (386)748-8718
2 MONTHS FREE
Totally Renovated 1 BRs
$39 Moves You In!
$659 Mo. Free Tanning/Cyber Cafe
Great Location. Courtney Greens
3BR/2BA. Close to UF $1150/mo. Avail Aug
1st. 352-665-7316 Pets allowed. 630 NW
34th Terrace. 5-12-09-6-2
Large and Convenient to UF & Archer
2 BR 1.5 BA Townhomes w/ W/D hookups
Open House M/W/F from Noon-6pm
Call 352-275-4914 or Visit us at
large 4 bed 3 bath house for rent. near uni-
versity and 34th, pets ok, washer& dryer, first
and security 1500/mo. Available June 1st.
yearly. Call 727-430-3094 7-19-09-21-2
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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
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
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 407-448-
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
Summertime sublet in beautiful towne parc!
1/1 unfurn for 735/month. Loves pets, great
place! Water is free. Lease runs until july
25th. Avail now. Close to campus! adjacent
to pool.Jake-8138171524 firstname.lastname@example.org
***Group of seniors living together in Lex.
Crossing 4/4s are graduating, need to sub-
lease several rooms for the summer. Nice,
can live w friends, $399/mo OBO asmith87@
ufl.edu or 321-795-8789*** 5-12-10-3
Sublease- May 1-Aug 10 Countryside
Estates $475/mo. all inclusive. Furnished.
Pets ok. W/D, own bath. On 3 bus routes.
Females only! Call Amanda 352-804-2486
for more info! 4-17-5-3
Female roommate wanted for 1 of 2 bed-
room apt available until Aug 10th to share
w/ 1 other super nice girl. Private bedroom
(furn or unfurn), lots of closet/drawer space,
Jack & Jill BR. $395/month (utilities & inter-
net included). A couple blocks from campus
& midtown! Call 713 906-1773 or jnc5122@
2 Bd/1BA Gator Place Condo $675/mo
W/D included, Unfurnished, NO deposits, NO
Pet Fee, Free water, First and Last Month
Required, Available May 1st- Dec w/ opp. to
Call: (813) 624-2373 4-17-5-3
Summer sublease, May 7 July 30 2 bed-
room 2.5 bath apartment. Rocky Point near
archer/34th st, $550 a month, cable/internet
included, semi-furnished. Call 305-720-8555
for more info. 4-17-09-5-3
Windsor Hall ground floor apt.
near UF call: 386-451-2833 4-16-09-4-3
lbd/ba in a 3/3, for sublease in brand new
Cottage Grove duplex, private bath and walk
in closet. Bedroom unfurnished. Available
May 1- Aug. 7 $450/mo Call Aubrey 727-
Summer Sublease ONLY $275/mo + Utl
at Stoneridge Apt. May-July. HUGE room,
own bathroom, walk-in closet.Apt has wash/
dry. On RTS route 12. Nice, quiet roomies.
Contact Paige: email@example.com or 407-
Female for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA at The
Avenues at College Park. Available immedi-
ately thru August. $400/mo + 1/2 utils ($100
discount) Walk to campus. Call 352-213-
Unfurnished 1BR/1BA unit available now un-
til 7/31 or later. April rent only $100. $510/
mo plus a $400 deposit. Utilities not included.
Contact Robert at 727-410-3380 4-17-4-3
CLOSE TO CAMPUS!
Up to 4 rooms available for summer sub-
lease. $420/mo per room in 2300 sq ft house
Univ Ave. Call 352-870-1403 or email
Group of graduating seniors in Lexington
Crossing 4/4 need to sublease for the entire
summer. Fully furnished rooms located 15
min from campus. Multiple rooms (1,2, or 3)
available for sublease at $399/mo OBO.
Call 954-275-8909 for more info.
$400/OBO ALL INCLUSIVE. 1 furnished
bedroom avail in 2/1.5 townhouse avail
ASAP for Summer and/or Fall. live alone for
the summer, NO ROOMMATES, no towing,
on bus route 20/21. W/D included, PETS OK.
Call 305-801-0890. 4-21-09-5-3
lbed/lba luxury apt, brand new, fully fur-
nished, walk-in closet, 5 blocks to cam-
pus, private garage parking, avail. may
1-aug7. $600/mo. util/cable/internet incld.
$445/OBO sublease 1/1 for summer in 3/3
at Lexington Crossing. Fully furnished and all
inclusive rent. Fitness Center, pool, internet,
cable w/ 5HBOs, 3 bus routes.
(256) 689-0207 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-22-
University House. Summer A/B -
$900/ea. or $450/mo.l pay $595/mo.
$350/mth cabana beach, female, 1/1 in a
4/4, Great pool, own bus route, huge tv, utl
incl, move in May 2. call 941 9624981 4-21-
HOUSE 4 BLOCKS from campus behind
SWAMP. 3 BR in 4BR/2.5BA May-Aug.
Fenced in yard, parking, pets ok. $450/
mo+util. Price negotiable. Contact Danielle
email@example.com (352)222-4779 4-21-5-3
Summer Sublease $569/mo at The Estates
May-July. Private room/bathroom, furnished,
& wash/dryer. Pool, free tanning, computer
lab, basketball, & volleyball. Contact Tiffany:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-492-6488 4-22-09-5-
FREE month w/ 3 months paid $400 steps
to campus lbr/lbth furn Male 813-985-6348
$350 per month. Fully furnished 4/4 all
utilities included. First Month Free. Includes
washer and dryer as well as pool and
gym access. Multiple bus routes direct to
campus. Located at Lexington Crossing.
Available immediately through August.
Call Ivory at (813) 390-7761
2/2 CAMPUS LODGE 3 FLOOR APT! MAY-
AUGUST $400 (negociable) utilities includ-
ed. FULLY FURNISHED! FREE tanning, 24
hour gym, huge pool, washer/dryer, painted
Contact Carly: email@example.com 5-14-09-
Sublease 1 bedroom apt. (#313) at Pine
Rush Villas for April through July 2009. $479
+ util. Call 352-222-1428 for details or see
Anna at their office. 4-16-1-3
1 BLK FROM CAMPUS/LIBRARY WEST. 1/1
IN A 2/2. AVAILABLE 5/1-8/15. LOOKING
GLASS APTS. FREE INTERNET, WASHER/
DRYER, LARGE BEDROOM. $499/MONTH
OR BEST OFFER. (850) 525-4532 4-22-
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 4-20-
*$350* Female roommates needed Beautiful
4/4 University Terrace condo SW 34th St
Avail immed/summer/fall. No sec dep, FREE
cable & internet! On bus rts 12 & 35, mins to
UF & walk to food & shopping! 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. 4-17-09-15-4
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.
Avail. for SUMMER or move in TODAY!!!
Huge Home 1.5 Miles to UF, 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
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
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 4-20-
LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH,
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3/3 TOWNHOME
Available Summer and/or Fall. $400 + 1/3
utilities. 301-305-6205. On bus route. 5-12-
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA house in North Wood
Neighborhood.$400 rent+ utilities. Pet
Friendly & on bus route.MUST SEE! Call
Roommate wanted to share spacious 3/3
townhouse at Arlington Square. downtown,
part. furn., close to UF, full kitch., w/d in unit,
pets OK and pool! $476 mo. 1 yr. lease avail
8/09. Call Sarah (727)244-9660 4-17-5-4
$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 4-22-
1/1 in 4/4 Oxford Terrace apt
by sorority row, walk to campus!
$425 summer, $525 fall/spring
all utls inc! female non-smokers
call Laura 561.306.3052 4-21-09-5-4
Fem rmte needed for 1/1 in 2/2 at Campus
Edge. Available 8/1/09. 1/2 mile to campus,
On bus routes 9,12,117. Community pool
and gym. Washer/Dryer in unit. Hrdwod firs,
vltd clngs. Pics available. 813-205-8920.
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21
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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-
$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-
(DOB 10/12/73); 5'09",
165 Ibs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of
Probation Warrant for
Call (352) 372-STOP
Feels like you're living in a treehouse! 100%
maintained 3BR 3+1/2 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. 5-14-09-7-5
BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
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
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
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
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shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11
GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
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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
2002 Yamaha Zuma with 8200 miles. Great
scooter that has been garage kept. No li-
cense or insurance required. Fill it with gas
and ride. Asking $1000. 407-402-3774 4-17-
FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
SOver 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12
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Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas S Chevys S Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
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-
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12
Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12
Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
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All Vehicles $0 Down
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For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
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POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
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CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
Prius hybrid '05 silver 45 mpg
well maint, 39k mi, new tires
GPS, blue tooth, single owner
$16,990 G'ville 352 378 2167
or email@example.com 4-22-09-6-12
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
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 4-22-09-74-13
$$$$ NEED MONEY $$$$
Will pay you cash for guns, gold, motorcy-
cles, cars, or anything of value. (561)252-
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Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
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located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
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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
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TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
33rd Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP 2009
STAFF NEEDED GOOD PLAYERS ONLY
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CALL COACH M. B. CHAFIN AT 392-3538
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Gilchrist, Putnam, Union & Dixie area. Great
pay. Contact 352-284-2336, fax resume to
PT Window Blind Installer
for independent contractor. 339-4600 4-22-
Looking for an energetic, athletically minded
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a plus. email resumes to matt@runningand-
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THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 23
Father guides son's path toward college golf success
By ANTHONY CHIANG
After Tyson Alexander beat his dad for
the first time, he rushed inside the house
and turned the monkey.
"I turned the monkey around, and that
was all that was said," Tyson recalled with
a smile on his face.
That solidified his name in the family tra-
The ceramic monkey, which was origi-
nally a birthday present to his grandfather,
Skip, acts as the family trophy.
It is shared among Tyson, his grandfather
and his father, UF men's golf coach Buddy
The one-foot-tall ceramic monkey sits on
a shelf. When Buddy wins, it faces the wall.
When Tyson wins, it shows its face.
Along with the trophy, a love for the
game of golf has been passed down the
That love started with Skip, who played
on two USA Ryder Cup teams.
Then it continued to Buddy, the 1986 U.S.
Now it has reached Tyson, who has
played in all but one of the UF men's golf
team's tournaments this season.
Who's Your Caddy?
Although golf ran deep in Tyson's blood,
it wasn't always the only sport he focused
He split his time between basketball and
golf in his freshman and sophomore years
at Gainesville's Buchholz High before he
abruptly decided to leave the basketball
team. Tyson decided to use his junior year
as a break from basketball in order to focus
The break was a short one.
He took a basketball class as a senior,
which tempted him to return to the team.
When the Buchholz basketball coach
noticed Tyson's eagerness to return to the
hardwood, he asked Buddy if Tyson could
make a return to the team.
Despite Buddy's preference for golf, he
allowed his son to make the decision.
After much deliberation between the
two, Tyson decided to juggle the two sports
during his final year of high school.
"I don't regret it. It was really fun," he
said. "I like being on a team. Sometimes in a
golf tournament you miss that."
But in the end, Buddy knew basketball
was not in his son's future.
"He loved both sports, and I think early
on he understood that he was not going to
be a college basketball player, but that he
did have a chance to be a pretty decent golf-
er," Buddy said.
As a two-sport athlete in high school, Ty-
son built a hard-headed, can-do-no-wrong
attitude as one of the big men on the Buch-
The U.S. Amateur Championship was
evidence of that.
Tyson qualified for the prestigious tour-
nament as a high school junior, one of the
few events where he was allowed to have a
He knew his father would assume that
role from the start.
In the second round of the tournament,
Tyson shot two bogeys on the 10th and 11th
holes, putting him in the dispiriting position
of not qualifying for match play.
Already bitter from the previous two
holes, he discussed his club selection with
his caddy on the 12th hole.
After the talk, he took his father's advice
and used the lesser club. ment as an unranked golfer.
As Tyson started his motion and cocked Despite Tyson's position as an underdog,
back to hit the ball, his father watched. he finished in the middle of the pack in a
The golf club met the ball, but not with tournament composed of top-ranked play-
enough force. The ball fell short into the ers.
bunker, sparking an argument between the These results didn't surprise Buddy, who
two. expected this from his son.
"Nice club," Tyson said sarcastically. On the drive home from Tyson's impres-
Bothered by his son's lack of accountabil- sive performance, Buddy brought up a sub-
ity, Buddy fired back. ject they had avoided so far: college.
"You hit that ball a little bit fat, and if you "I'm going to have about four or five days
can't be accountable, then I'm not going to where I can take you to take a look at some
caddy for you," Buddy said. "Do you want colleges," Buddy said to Tyson. "I've talked
to carry your own bag?" to those coaches about you, and they seem to
Tyson accepted the offer and finished the be interested in having you on their teams, if
round by himself. you want to get out
After being fired by his of Gainesville."
son, Buddy refused to differently, and I know he's going to get it. In high school,
follow him, opting to That's just a normal father-and-son thin," Tyson received
check out some of his re- a letters of inter-
cruiting prospects. BuddyAlexanderest from various colleges, including
Once the round was over, Tyson avoided Alabama and Tennessee, but he never took
his dad's reaction to the incident and went an official visit to any school.
back to the hotel with his mother. "I think that would be a waste of time,"
The next morning at breakfast, Buddy Tyson replied.
approached his son to talk about the previ- With that, Buddy had successfully re-
ous day's events. cruited his son. Because Tyson had been
Their conversation was short. Before his around the UF golf program for most of his
father could even begin, Tyson admitted he life, he knew what to expect from his father
was wrong. as soon as he chose to attend.
"I hit it fat," he said. Even his mother, Jane, never questioned
With that four-word sentence, the hard- where her son would end up for college.
headed kid who could do no wrong learned "Deep down in his mind, he knew that
how to accept defeat. Florida and learning from his dad was
Since then, Buddy has attempted to cad- where he wanted to be," Jane said. "I think it
dy for his son a few more times with more was always Florida."
successful results. After reflecting on the recruitment of his
son, Buddy realized he didn't have to offi-
Homeward Bound cially offer Tyson a spot to sway him to stay
While most high school seniors look for- in Gainesville. He considers his son the easi-
ward to escaping their parents, Tyson never est recruit he ever influenced to commit.
even considered leaving home. While the father-and-son connection
He didn't have to, either. might have helped Tyson land at UF, it
In his junior year of high school, he hasn't helped him since he arrived.
participated in the Junior Heritage tourna- If he didn't call his coach "Dad," no one
would be able to tell they were related.
Now finishing up his third year at UF un-
der his father, Tyson said he has never been
given any preferential treatment.
Tyson might not admit that Buddy is
harder on him than the rest of the golfers on
the team, but he will confess that his father
isn't easier on him.
His teammate and roommate, Will Strick-
"I don't see any favoritism anywhere,"
Strickler said. "He probably treats him a
little tougher, if anything."
While Buddy admits he is a lot more criti-
cal of his son than the rest of the team, he
doesn't believe it bothers Tyson.
"I can needle with him a little differently,
and I know he's going to get it," Buddy said.
"That's just a normal father-and-son thing."
Looking Toward the Future
As Tyson works toward a successful fu-
ture in golf, he says he will carry the past
"I remember growing up, I would always
follow my dad around in the Gator Invita-
tional and always want to play in it," he
said. "I remember thinking to myself that I
could play in this tournament one day, and
it's pretty cool that it has come true."
As for the monkey, it is still facing out-
ward, a sign that it's Tyson's turn to continue
the family's dominance on the golf course.
At 56 years old, Buddy admits it is only
getting harder to contend for the statue.
"It's getting a little tougher for me," Bud-
dy said. "He is getting better, and I'm get-
Tyson agreed with his father.
"I'm always going to have it," Tyson said
with a smile on his face.
After hearing such assured remarks from
his son, Buddy was quick to retract his ear-
lier statement. The Alexander competitive-
"We'll have to see about that," Buddy
Photo Courtesy of UF Sports Information
UF junior golfer Tyson Alexander came to Gainesville with his father, Buddy, as the coach. The family's history with the sport and
a natural father-son competitiveness has brought out the best in Tyson.
24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Short-handed Gators ready for NCAA Championships
By EUGENIO TORRENS
Nothing to lose. It's cliche.
But in the case of the UF gymnastics team,
it's the honest-to-goodness truth.
With only eight healthy gymnasts, the
team has already cemented itself as one of the
top 12 in the country, having advanced to the
NCAA Championships, which start today at
2 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb.
"You wait all year for it, and when it fi-
nally comes it's like, 'Wow, I can't believe it's
already here,'" junior Courtney Gladys said.
The Gators, competing in Session 1 against
No. 1 Georgia, No. 5 LSU, No. 8 Oklahoma,
No. 9 Stanford and No. 12 Penn State, will
hope to carry their momentum and finish as
one of the top three teams in their session.
If that happens, they advance to the Super
Six, where they have a shot to become the na-
The team drew floor exercise first for
Thursday, following the same routine as
in the NCAA Regional Championships on
"Whatever (event) we start on, it's fine,"
junior Maranda Smith said. "You're going to
have to do them all anyway."
UF lost to Georgia both times this season,
once in Athens, Ga., and again at the South-
eastern Conference Championships. While
the Gators dropped their meet at LSU, they
topped the Tigers at the SEC Championships.
UF beat Oklahoma to open the season, fresh
on the heels of the other Gators win against
the Sooners this year the BCS National
While other schools may be feeling the
heat of the national spotlight, members of the
UF gymnastics team insist they're just having
After all, the team is only eight deep. Who
can take a team with eight gymnasts seri-
"We know we're limited," senior Corey
Hartung said. "But I think that has helped us
tremendously, just pulling together more and
fighting more for every routine. We peaked
at the right time."
Hartung pointed out that the Gators, who
had only seven healthy gymnasts at the time,
were from the team's standpoint over-
looked at the SEC Championships.
"You wait all year for it, and when
it finally comes it's like, 'Wow, I
can't believe it's already here."'
UF junior gymnast
The conference has five teams at the
NCAA Championships, including defending
champion Georgia, and it's hard to argue the
SEC is not the toughest conference in gym-
Still, the Gators managed a third-place fin-
ish. And then, with eight gymnasts, the team
corralled a win in the NCAA North Central
Regionals, perhaps pitied by other teams be-
cause of its injury plight.
"Just hearing that is awful," Hartung said.
"It feels good to prove people wrong."
UF coach Rhonda Faehn believes her team
is ready mentally and physically to compete
in similar fashion as the last two meets. She
credited the competition at the SEC Champi-
onships and NCAA Regional with preparing
UF for the national championship.
"They have gone out and done above and
beyond at SECs and regionals," Faehn said.
"I know they're going to go out there and do
the exact same thing at nationals and have a
Smith, who is eyeing her first All-America
title and hopes to be an All-American on all-
around, vault, uneven bars and floor, said the
team has proven itself during the last month
and that even with the team's third- and first-
place finishes, respectively, there is room for
The grim reality, though, is that the Gators
can only field eight gymnasts. But there is a
slight positive to be found in that.
"We haven't put the extreme pressure (on
ourselves) that we have in the years past,"
Gladys said. "It's certainly helped us to our
advantage this year."
Wilks likely out for season after suffering torn ACL
* THE FULLBACK HAD BEEN
IMPRESSING URBAN MEYER
DURING SPRING PRACTICE.
By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
UF fullback Steven Wilks will
likely miss the 2009 season after
suffering a torn ACL.
"He'll have surgery in about
two weeks," coach Urban Meyer
"It's a shame because he's do-
ing great. We maybe still hope
he can play next year a little bit,
and then he has two years left af-
ter that. He's one of the most im-
proved guys on the team."
Two weeks ago, Meyer was
complaining about the poor per-
formance of his fullbacks, Wilks
and T.J. Pridemore. But his tone
completely changed soon after.
He has since praised them and
their importance in the I-forma-
tion, which the Gators began ex-
perimenting with this spring.
NELSON TAKES ON COACH-LIKE
ROLE: Receiver David Nelson is
finding the positives in the ankle
injury that has kept him sidelined
during spring practice.
Nelson, a fifth-year senior,
will be counted
on to lead the
ing corps next
season, and his
time off has al-
lowed him to be
more of a coach
for the other wideouts.
"I can take a step back and
see everything going on at
once," Nelson said. "I'm trying
to be more of a vocal leader and
give everyone my thoughts on
the plays and routes. I've been
around the block, and I've seen
everything and know everything
about the offense."
Nelson said the different per-
spective has helped him develop
as well, as he's able to observe
the offense's plays and defense's
reactions more closely.
BROWN DRAWS PRAISE AT COR-
NER: Last spring, cornerback
Jeremy Brown looked poised for
playing time as a freshman be-
fore a back injury held him out of
the 2008 season. This year, he has
picked up where he left off.
"Oh, man. I'm just telling you,
don't sleep on him," Meyer said.
"He was ahead of Janoris Jen-
kins before he got hurt (last fall).
Just think about that for a min-
To see regular playing time,
Brown will either have to sup-
plant starters Jenkins and Joe
Haden or beat out Wondy Pierre-
Louis and Adrian Bushell for the
third corner spot when Jenkins
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Pigott brothers come up big in UF victory vs. Stetson
UF outfielder Jonathan Pigott checks a bunt attempt during the Gators' 10-2 win against Tennessee on
March 21 at McKethan Stadium. Pigott and his brother, Daniel, combined for five RBIs on Wednesday.
By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
Two Pigotts were better than
one for the Gators on Wednesday
Freshman Daniel Pigott (20
starts this season) has seen the
bulk of the two brothers' playing
time, but junior Jonathan Pigott
(six starts) got in on the action as
UF defeated Stetson 15-4 in McK-
"I like playing with my broth-
er, and it was good for both of us
to play well," Jonathan said.
Jonathan went 3 for 6 with
two RBIs and a run, includ-
ing a triple to center field in the
sixth inning. He got the start in
place of Avery Barnes, who was
given the day off after colliding
with FSU pitcher Tyler Everett
in Tuesday's win. Jonathan took
advantage of his opportunity in
the field as well, making the play
of the game defensively when he
took a double away from Stetson
left fielder Frank Florio.
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game at 3-3 in the fourth inning
and were in position to take the
lead when Florio ripped a Justin
Poovey offering down the left-
field line. Jonathan tracked the
ball down on a full sprint and laid
out to make a full-extension div-
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from falling behind.
"It certainly puts us in a much
more difficult situation (if Jona-
than doesn't make
the catch), because
score there and
Baseball they take the lead
and who knows?"
UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said. "The momen-
tum shifts now, and now we're
playing from behind, and who
knows? It certainly kept the mo-
mentum on our end."
UF (25-12) parlayed that mo-
mentum into a combined 11 runs
in the fifth and sixth innings, bat-
ting around both times, to break
the game wide open.
Daniel, who was 4 for 6 with 3
runs and three RBIs, took a hang-
ing curveball from Stetson's Nick
SEE BASE, PAGE 27
Walton tossed in Gators' win
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
With all his team has accomplished in
the last two seasons, it's hard to imagine
UF coach Tim Walton could do something
that hasn't been done in that span.
But he did just that Wednesday night:
He was thrown out of the game.
In the sixth inning, Walton disputed a
call with third-base umpire Diane Kend-
all after pinch runner Le-Net Franklin ran
into Central Florida shortstop Tiffany Lane
while heading to third and was called out.
Clearly frustrated with the ruling and
hoping for an interference call on Lane,
Walton threw his hat on the ground, and
Kendall threw Walton off the field, draw-
ing cheers and applause from the crowd.
"I was going to get thrown out, there's
no question about it," Walton said.
"That's why I argued it. You just get to
the point where you've got to defend your
players. I wanted to make my point and let
my players know that I had their backs."
Whether he intended it or not, Walton's
ejection fired his team up. In the next at-bat,
right fielder Alicia Sisco stepped up to the
plate and singled, driving in pinch runner
That was all the No. 1 Gators (43-3)
needed, as they beat the Knights (21-23) 3-0
at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
Sisco said the crowd's reaction to her
coach's exit pumped her up, and that
helped her add to the Gators' 2-run lead at
"Alicia Sisco responded for me, and
that's what you hope for," Walton said.
"Whether it's a tight game or a blowout, as
the head coach, you've got to defend your
"I don't allow my players to talk back
to umpires, so I've got to go to battle for
Stephanie Brombacher (18-0, 0.91 ERA)
got the win for UF, striking out 10 batters
while giving up just three hits.
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 27
O'Sullivan right man for job
et's be honest. The UF baseball
team isn't a national contend-
er, and Kevin O'Sullivan hasn't
turned it into a powerhouse over-
night. He's not a miracle worker.
And there's absolutely nothing
wrong with that. That's because
O'Sullivan has done exactly what
has been expected of him. When he
was hired a little more than two years
ago, he was one of the brightest pitch-
ing minds in college baseball. Now
Gainesville is seeing why.
The Gators' second-year coach
has taken a group of seven freshman
pitchers and showed how quickly he
can develop talent.
On Tuesday night, O'Sullivan
put the ball in the hands of fresh-
man righty Greg Larson, and he re-
sponded with 4 1/3 innings of score-
less baseball. UF has three freshmen
- Nick Maronde, Alex Panteliodis
and Anthony DeSclafani who are
utors, and the
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have eaten up
nings. Larson has a ridiculous 0.89
ERA in 16 appearances as one of the
Gators' most reliable relievers. Fresh-
man pitchers can't do this unless they
have a coach who shows them how
Yes, Maronde was one of the
highest-rated prep pitchers out there.
That's why he and DeSclafani were
taken in the MLB Draft and could be
playing minor-league ball right now.
Still, they're finding ways to get qual-
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Keating's struggles continue against Hatters
BRIAN, from page 25
ity hitters out in college baseball, and they may be doing
it in bigger venues than some minor-league parks. They've
improved, and that doesn't happen without coaches know-
ing how to play the right mental cards with their players,
especially in baseball.
"I tend to be a little bit harder on (freshmen)," O'Sullivan
said. "I want them to understand the value of an out. The
value of hitting spots. Making good pitches early in the
count. Making good pitches late in the count. Getting the
leadoff hitter. You tend to coach those guys a lot more. I've
always been that way. Once they figure it out, you leave
The highest ERA (9.00) on the team belongs to Chas
Spottswood, and he has only thrown five innings all year.
Other than that, there's a sprinkling of sub-3.00 and sub-4.00
ERAs across the roster.
The Gators' 25-12 record shows this team has potential to
win a regional for the first time in four years.
Even if UF does make it that far, it doesn't matter as much
as what's going on in the living rooms of high school players
across America when O'Sullivan walks in. If he continues to
sign and develop pitchers the way he is now, a consistent
baseball program has arrived in Gainesville.
And inconsistency was exactly why Pat McMahon was
fired. That's why you 86 a coach just two years after making
the College World Series: You know he can't do it year in
and year out.
If O'Sullivan can keep getting this caliber of pitching, he
won't struggle to do that.
That's why O'Sullivan has proven he's the right man for
And that's why the rest of the Southeastern Conference's
hitters should not look forward to playing at McKethan Sta-
dium for a long, long time.
Bohne over the left-field bleachers to cap the two-
inning offensive explosion.
The Gators are now averaging over 12 runs per
game in their last eight contests.
"As long as we get contributions from everybody
from top to bottom, your offense never goes in the
tank," O'Sullivan said.
For the second straight game, UF used a 3-run
home run to jump on its opponent in the first inning.
Preston Tucker took Stetson starter Jake Hitchcock
deep to right for his fourth consecutive home run in
a game at home he hit three in a row in the late
innings against Central Florida on April 8.
Senior Patrick Keating (2-3, 6.39 ERA) got the
start for the Gators and struggled yet again on the
BASE, from page 25
Lineup without seniors gives glimpse of next year
SOFT, from page 25
Brombacher said she and se-
nior pitcher Stacey Nelson are
capable of winning games when
the Gators' bats aren't hot.
"As long as we can go out
there and put a few runs up on
the board, me and Stacey are go-
ing to hold them," Brombacher
said. "Three runs is plenty for
The undefeated sophomore
pitcher said the game provided
a chance to see what the team
might look like next season when
Gardiner, Nelson and the rest of
the seniors will no longer be with
There were no seniors behind
Brombacher in the
The only senior
Softball who saw time on
defense or at the
plate was Ali Gar-
diner, who moved from her usual
position at first base to designat-
"Getting playing experience
in different positions and seeing
what we will look like next year
is good for us and for everyone
to see that next year we're still
going to be around," Brombacher
With the victory, the Gators
have now defeated all six in-state
opponents they have faced. UF
beat FSU, Florida International,
South Florida, Florida Atlantic
and Jacksonville earlier this sea-
"We've got to beat the teams
in-state because they're the re-
gional teams," Walton said,
adding that defeating teams in
Florida also helps his recruiting
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mound. He gave up nine hits over his 3 1/3 innings
of work and was pulled in favor of Poovey during
the Hatters' rally in the fourth inning.
O'Sullivan said he plans to stick with Keating in
the midweek games.
"He's going to keep going out
there and keep starting games,"
O'Sullivan said. "I say it every
week and I'll say it until the sea-
son's over, I think he's going to fig-
ure it out."
The teams recorded a combined
Keating 31 hits and used 12 pitchers over
the 8 1/2 innings of play. Freshman Alex Pan-
teliodis (3-4, 3.76 ERA) was especially effective for
UF in his 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one
hit and picking up the win.
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28, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
Healthy, deep safety unit ready for 2009 season
* THE POSITION HAS BE-
COME A STRENGTH FOR UF.
By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
Eight months ago, safeties coach
Chuck Heater sat in his chair on a
raised platform at UF's preseason
Media Day and tried to explain why
the 2008 season would be different,
how a secondary that gave up 373
passing yards to Michigan in the
2008 Capital One Bowl could pos-
sibly be any better after entering fall
two-a-days with three scholarship
players at safety.
The trio consisted of one return-
ing starter (Major Wright), one con-
verted comerback (Ahmad Black)
and an incoming freshman who just
arrived on campus (Will Hill).
"I don't listen to the radio shows.
I don't read the newspapers," Heat-
er said at Media Day regarding his
critics. "I work for (coach) Urban
Meyer should have little criticism
for Heater this spring.
Rarely does a position go from
being a weakness to earning praise
on SportsCenter, but that is exactly
what happened with the UF safeties.
And during a spring where it seems
starters get injured each day, the
safeties have remained completely
Wright and Black return as start-
ers after anchoring a Gators second-
ary that intercepted 26 passes, tops
in the Southeastern Conference. Hill
will look to find even more play-
ing time after stellar performances
in spot situations in 2008, when
he mostly saw action in the team's
nickel defense as well as on special
teams. Rising redshirt senior Dorian
Munroe is back after watching last
season from the sidelines due to a
summer ACL tear, and Scout.com
four-star recruit Dee Finley is final-
ly in Gainesville, albeit a year later
"Well, it's the first time we've
had depth," Heater said. "Of course,
I had a bunch of safeties going into
last spring, and two months later
they were all gone."
Attrition depleted Heater's stock
of safeties when Jamar Hornsby
was kicked off the team for his le-
gal issues, Jerimy Finch decided to
transfer to Indiana, and penciled-in
starter Munroe went down with his
injury prior to two-a-days.
Black turned out to be the sur-
prise of the season and started all 14
games at safety. Over the course of
the season, the 5-foot-9,185-pounder
with less than 10
minutes left in the
Heater pionship Game.
This, of course,
was after Black tipped a pass and
Wright intercepted it near the goal
line right before halftime, which also
followed Wright laying out Manuel
Johnson during an attempted catch
in the first quarter.
"The way I look at it, we've got
four starters at safety," Meyer said.
"Dorian was a starter. Will Hill basi-
cally is a starter, and then you've got
the two guys who did start."
It will be interesting to see how
the battle for the season opener's
two starting spots on Sept. 5 pans
out. The rotation will be there, but so
far this spring, Heater hasn't tipped
his hand too much, giving all five
guys some reps with the first-squad
defense. While Wright and Black, an
All-SEC second teamer, stood out
last year, Munroe is back and gun-
ning for a starting job.
Hill has been working out exclu-
sively at safety this spring after Jano-
ris Jenkins shifted to the third comer
in the nickel defense, and Finley is
quickly learning the ropes due to his
high "football quotient," according
to Heater. Meyer said Finley may be
the first player he's recruited who
went through a prep academy.
"They realize that type of situa-
tion should make them a better foot-
ball player," Heater said of the close
competition. "It doesn't allow them
to relax for a moment, both mentally
So far, the returns are quite
promising. In a goal-line scrim-
mage earlier this spring, the first
two possessions ended in intercep-
tions by safeties: Black picked off
Tim Tebow, and Hill grabbed a John
Black said there is a noticeable
swagger this season stretching from
the safeties to the comers to the line,
which is to be expected with UF re-
turning its top 22 defensive players
from last season.
But no matter the talent level, no
more than two or three safeties will
be playing at the same time in fall.
"Ultimately, someday, someone
is going to be on the field and some-
one is going to be watching, and you
gotta really manage that," Heater
acknowledged. "My conversation
with them is, 'Earn the right to play.
Be a good enough football player for
us to win a championship. It's my
job then to make sure you get on the
No matter what the rotation,
someone will likely take fault with
Good thing he doesn't read the
papers, then. They've been wrong
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