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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


Students try to save cultural, LGBT groups


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Some student senators concerned with pos-
sible cuts to UF's multicultural and volunteer-
ing programs are hoping students will agree to
pay higher tuition fees to save the programs.
Sen. Naadira Renfroe said students may
have a chance to vote on a referendum next
fall asking if they want to increase the Activity


and Service Fee, applied to tuition, in order to
pick up the $508,000 tab for the programs.
The programs in question are the Multicul-
tural and Diversity Affairs program, which in-
cludes the Institute of Black Culture and Les-
bian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)
Affairs, and the Center for Leadership and
Service, which organizes volunteering and
leadership events.
They would be cut from the Student Af-
fairs budget if it sustained a possible 10 per-


"The last two years we've been
given cuts, and they've taken it
all."
Patricia Telles-lrvin
UF's vice president of Student Affairs

cent cut in state funding next year, resulting in
nine staff and four graduate assistants losing
their jobs.


The change in the A & S Fee would have
to be approved by the Board of Trustees, UF's
highest governing body. In the meantime,
Renfroe said she would like to see Student
Government use its reserves to fund the pro-
grams for about a year.
Stan Beckerdite, business manager in the
SG Finance office, said while it might be pos-
sible to use SG's operational reserves to pre-

SEE CUTS, PAGE 11


Two GPD officers


apologize for


drunken antics


* THEY ADMITTED TO
THROWING EGGS IN
PORTERS COMMUNITY.

Two Gainesville Police De-
partment officers stood in front
of residents of Porters Commu-
nity Monday apologizing and
taking criticism for throwing
eggs in the neighborhood while
drunk.
In November, GPD Officers
Brett Robinson, Billy Long and
Joshua Hinson drove through
the the Porters neighborhood
in southwest Gainesville near
Depot Avenue with the intent
to harass prostitutes and drug
dealers, an internal investiga-
tion revealed.
While some of the 40 attend-
ees accepted the officers' apolo-
gies, others stated that the of-
ficers should never be forgiven
for their carelessness.


Ofc. Jeff McAdams, presi-
dent of the local Fraternal Order
of Police, said Hinson and Long
voluntarily chose to apolo-
gize to the Porters Community
members Monday and also at
the Gainesville City Commis-
sion meeting last
Student Thursday.
Life Robinson re-
jected the oppor-
tunity to apologize
last Thursday, so he wasn't in-
vited to speak at the community
meeting alongside Hinson and
Long, McAdams said.
"This is an important first
step in the healing process,"
GPD spokesman Keith Kameg
said.
Kameg added that he hopes
Gainesville citizens don't im-
plicate the entire police depart-
ment for the actions of a few
officers.
KATIE EMMETS


Student may face jail time for campus groping spree


The UF student accused of groping
women on campus after telling them he
was trying to remove a bug from their bod-
ies may have groped as many as 36 wom-
en.
In five of the cases, it appears Robin
Garg, 22, did not actually touch the wom-
en, according to the University Police De-
partment.
Criminal charges are pending in the oth-


er 31 cases, UPD Lt. Darren Baxley said.
If each charge is for one misdemeanor
count of battery, the maximum penalty in
each case would be one year of imprison-
ment and a $1,000 fine.
As of Monday afternoon, Garg was still
in the Alachua County Jail, with bail set at
$5,000. Officers delivered a trespass notice
to him in jail on Thursday, banning him
from the UF campus.


Garg is not listed as a
graduate teaching or re-
search assistant, accord-
ing to UF records.
UPD Lt. Robert Wag-
ner said because Garg
is a citizen of India, the
department notified Im-
Garg migration and Customs
Enforcement of his situation.


ICE officials could not be reached for
comment Monday about whether Garg's
visa could be revoked.
Garg, a graduate student in computer
and information science and engineering,
was arrested Tuesday for groping a UF stu-
dent outside Library West. After his arrest,
he confessed to groping 33 women, Baxley
said.
THOMAS STEWART


* Since the return
of shortstop Mike
Mooney (right),
UF's defense has
improved dramati-
cally. Mooney and
the Gators will face
Florida Gulf Coast
tonight at McK-
ethan Stadium.
See Story, Page 22.


Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times claim Pulitzers


MIAMI (AP) Two Florida news-
rooms are celebrating Pulitzer Prizes
wins after the prestigious awards were
announced Monday. The St. Petersburg
Times won for national reporting and fea-
ture writing. The Miami Herald won for
breaking news photography.
Employees celebrated the announce-
ments, which come amid tough times for
journalists, who've endured layoffs, pay
cuts and furloughs.


At the Times, executive editor Neil
Brown says workers were "just buoyant"
after news broke the staff won for its fact-
checking during the presidential cam-
paign and that Lane DeGregory won for
a poignant tale of a neglected girl and her
eventual adoption.
At the Herald, employees gathered
around photographer Patrick Farrell,
toasting him with champagne and feting
his coverage of storm-ravaged Haiti.


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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009

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WHAT'S HAPPENING
UF Black Student Union
presents: Spring 2009 UMOJA
Celebration
Today, 7 p.m.
UF Hillel
Reflect, honor and celebrate
with the Black Student Union.
Free food will be provided. The
event is free and open to the
public.

Earth Day Local Foods Cook-Off
Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m.
Fresh Food Company
Three years in the running, the
cook-off will feature over 90
percent locally sourced produce
and protein items. Participants
compete Iron Chef-style with
the winners determined by the
customers. Event also includes
a tabling fair with sustainabil-
ity-focused campus and com-
munity groups, prizes, give-
aways and activities.

Earth Day on the Plaza
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join the Earth Day celebration
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sustainability by UF President
Bernie Machen.

LOCAL
Ice cream giveaway to
benefit county schools
Today marks the 29th annual
Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day,
benefiting the Alachua County
Public Schools Foundation.
The two Gainesville Ben &
Jerry's shops, located at 1638 W.
University Ave. and 3773 S.W.
Archer Road, will offer free ice
cream from noon to 9 p.m.
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programs and Project MASCOT,
a mentoring partnership with UF.
Last year, the foundation raised
more than $3,000.
Free Cone Day will take place
at participating Ben & Jerry's loca-
tions around the world. The com-
pany expects to hand out more
than one million free scoops of ice
cream.
MALLORY ZUCKERMAN


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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Sens. organize protests


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

When UF President Bemie Machen re-
leased his budget cut proposal Thursday,
part of which would eliminate the Office of
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs and the
Center for Leadership and Service, some
student senators put together last-minute
plans to stand up to administrators.
The week of action was supposed to kick
off on Monday with a forum in Turlington
Plaza, but was canceled because of the rain
and will be held today and Wednesday.
Gator Party Sen. Megan Vu, who is lead-
ing the campaign, said students in groups
slated to be cut will hold a day of silence
today to symbolize how the administration
has ignored student voices.
Vu, who represents District A, said the
silence will end during tonight's Senate
meeting, when senators vote on two resolu-
tions addressing the cuts. A resolution is a
piece of legislation that states the Senate's
opinion but takes no action.
The first resolution states the Senate's
disapproval of the administration's decision
to cut the two programs. It was authored by
Progress Party Sen. Dave Schneider, who
represents Rawlings Hall.
The second resolution, written by Or-
ange and Blue Party Sen. Ben Cavataro, who
represents Hume Hall, declares the Senate's
support of the penny tax. The penny tax is
a bill currently being debated in the state
Legislature which would help relieve cuts


by adding a one-cent sales tax for the next
three years.
Vu said she is optimistic that both reso-
lutions will pass, adding that the events will
end Wednesday afternoon when students
march to the front steps of Tigert Hall to de-
liver a copy of each resolution to Machen.
However, not all senators support their
efforts. Orange and Blue Party Sen. Sam
Miorelli, who represents District D, said he
thinks the legislation and demonstrations
lack a focus. Miorelli said the senators eas-
ily pointed out programs they don't want
cut but offered no solutions.
"Does the reso-
U F lution say where to
Administration find the money?"
Miorelli said. "No.
It's not reasonable or realistic."
Miorelli said Student Government con-
tinues to cry out over every program that
budget cuts have affected but never takes a
leadership role or offers a cohesive stance
on the matter.
"As far as I'm concerned, a person who
stands around and points out problems but
has no solutions is useless," he said. "It's
just whining."
Vu disagrees.
She said she realizes UF is subject to
budget cuts and the money needs to come
from somewhere, adding this is why she
supports the penny tax.
"We want to work with the administra-
tion," Vu said. "We are all educated stu-
dents and are trying to offer solutions."


STUDENT LIFE

Cyclists to ride across U.S.


By MAGGIE LAWRENCE
Alligator Contributing Writer

At the end of Skyler Kern's summer
vacation, his bike won't be the only thing
that's tired.
Kern and two other UF students will be
cycling cross-country this summer to raise
money for Relay for Life and to challenge
their bodies and spirits in the name of ad-
venture.
Kern, Maxx Mann and Nick Soilleux
will be biking the 2,600 miles from Jack-
sonville Beach, Fla., to Huntington Beach,
Calif., from May 2 to June 8. The 39-day
trip will test the students' endurance, will-
power and strength of friendship as they
cycle about 60 miles each day between cit-
ies.
Kern, a UF sophomore, chose to take
the trip after realizing he was missing
something in his life adventure. Mann,
a UF prehealth junior, and Soilleux, a UF
finance senior, decided to tag along for the
fun but also to commemorate loved ones
who have battled cancer. There were other
reasons for the trip, however.
"I've never seen the Pacific Ocean,"
Kern said.
The cyclists are raising money for Relay
for Life, which benefits the American Can-
cer Society. So far, they have raised more
than $1,000 through sponsors, but Kern
hopes to raise more. The group will be do-
nating the remainder of the donations af-
ter trip expenses, as well as fund-matching
half of the grand total of donations to give
to Relay for Life.
The trip's sponsors include The Beer
Pit, Relish, I Love New York Pizza and


Chain Reaction Bicycles, as well as fam-
ily and friends. Theatre Strike Force, a UF
improvisation troupe of which Kem and
Mann are members, will also be sponsor-
ing the trip.
Three friends, all UF students and
members of Theatre Strike Force, will be
tracking the cyclists along the way, pulling
a camper and providing moral support.
The group will be camping and crashing
on couches, via www.couchsurfing.com,
in cities selected according to their dis-
tance from one another.
"My favorite thing about this
trip is that we're giving other
people the chance to have
adventures like we're having."
Kaylyn Brickey
UF Sophomore

One of the passengers, Corey Draper,
a UF telecommunication senior, will be
filming the trip as a documentary to bring
more awareness to Relay for Life and the
trip itself.
The group plans to blog and "tweet"
during the trip to raise awareness, chron-
icle their adventures and inform friends
and family of their progress. They have
already created a Web site, www.tourd-
estates.com, and their Twitter profile name
is TourDeStates.
Passenger Kaylyn Brickey, a UF sopho-
more, said, "My favorite thing about this
trip is that we're giving other people the
chance to have adventures like we're hav-
ing."


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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


Local man plays, builds, teaches unique instrument


By KATHRYN STOLARZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

By plucking the metal keys of a foot-long piano, guest lec-
turer Aaron Spalding brought more than a thousand years of
African tradition to life.
Spalding, 33, a Gainesville resident, makes, teaches and
plays the instrument, which he said is rare in the Southern and
Eastern United States. He has lectured on the West African
"thumb piano" for four years.
The instrument looks like a wooden cutting board with two
rows of metal butter knives. Spalding held the piano like a
video-game controller, with two hands wrapped around the
bottom comers of the wooden board that formed its base.
When played, it sounds like a jack-in-the-box or a wind
chime moving at triple speed. The instrument also makes a
lower sound, similar to a shopping cart rolling along asphalt.
"It's a great instrument for someone who is expressive," he
said.
The instrument, formally called a Mbira, originated with
the Zezuru tribes of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It has been
played for more than 1,000 years at religious ritu-
Local als, royal courts and social occasions.
News The Zimbabweans traditionally used the in-
strument as "a telephone for the spirits," a way
to summon their deceased ancestors and tribal
guardians.
Spalding, who grew up in northern Indiana, said the Mbira
is somewhat popular in the Northwestern United States.
Eleven years ago, Spalding was walking across a bridge in
Indiana when he saw his first Mbira in the hands of a stranger,
Treothe Bullock. Spalding began studying with Bullock and
learned the instrument in a matter of weeks.
Since then, Spalding has played in two bands.
In 2001, Spalding played at a religious ceremony held by a
Shona community in Canada. Although he has not performed
in a year, he continues to practice, lecture and give private les-
sons.
"It's almost like a meditation to sit and play it," he said. "I
really enjoy it."
Spalding said he lectures and teaches the instrument free of
charge in order to pass on the gift.
"I feel like this is something that was given to me," he said.
"I shouldn't charge for something that was given to me for
free."


Spalding introduced the instrument to Gainesville, and Spalding can play more than 50 traditional songs and be-
Orlando is the only other part of Florida where he knows of tween 10 and 15 modem compositions. He learns new songs
someone who plays it. and variations whenever he can. There is a traditional reper-
A few Gainesville residents are taking lessons with Spald- toire of hundreds of songs to learn, he said.
ing. They meet individually for about an hour every two weeks From 2001 to 2007, Spalding, who has a background in car-
at his house. Some of them were recruited through his lectures pentry, sold custom-made Mbiras. He said he stopped making
at UF. them because authentic African Mbiras are now easily avail-
The instrument is not easy to learn, he said. Some students able online and have become cheaper for Spalding to buy than
give up before completing their first song, and some take to produce.
months to learn the basics.


UF guest lecturer Aaron Spalding poses with his African Mbira, or "thumb piano," in his home Monday morning.


ON CAMPUS

MLB union director speaks on strikes, sports industry


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

While labor unions have been
hurting over the last 30 years, the
Major League Baseball Players As-
sociation has been thriving, said
Donald Fehr, executive director of
the baseball union.
Fehr spoke to about 30 people
Monday night at the Bob Graham
Center for Public Service, calling the
union the "most visible, most mili-
tant and successful labor organiza-
tion around."
He spoke for free, said Mike Bo-
wen, Graham Center assistant direc-
tor.
Fehr said the reasons for the base-
ball union's success have a lot to do
with how different baseball is from
other industries.
For one, the game can't be moved
overseas to save on costs, he said.
"You can't reproduce tomor-
row's baseball game on a field in
China," he said.
And the employees, which many
industries see as the cost of doing
business, are also the sport's prod-
uct, he said.
Fans are not just watching a
game, they're watching specific
players, he said, adding the sport's
players also can't be replaced.
"They're the best ones in the


world," he said. "You can't find any
other ones."
As a result, he said, the union is
not afraid to strike.
Furthermore, when the players
do strike, it doesn't seem to do any


long-term damage to the sport, he
said.
"Fans come back after (an) inter-
ruption," Fehr said.
Since he became executive direc-
tor of the player's association in the


late 1970s, Fehr said annual revenue
has increased from about $350 mil-
lion to about $6.5 billion last year.
Player salaries have increased
at a similar pace, he said, jumping
from an average of about $50,000 in


Controversial sports figure Donald Fehr, head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, speaks
about the need for a new national labor policy during his speech in Pugh Hall Monday night.


the 1970s to $3.2 million last year.
In that gap, he said, major league
baseball has been shut down by
strikes many times.
And reporters tend to cover the
strikes like they're sporting events,
he said.
"You come out of meetings, and
they'd want to know who won to-
day," he said.
Fehr recommended some chang-
es to the bargaining process between
employers and unions.
He said both sides need to find a
sense of common purpose in order
for negotiations to be less adversar-
ial. Employees should have a role
in a company's decision-making
processes so they are knowledge-
able of a company's state of affairs,
he added.
He also said companies need
to find a way other than through
wages to recognize an employee's
contribution to a business.
In the question-and-answer ses-
sion afterward, Fehr touched on the
issue of steroids. He said the press
made the steroid controversy an is-
sue of drugs or of players having
an unfair advantage when, from
the union's perspective, it boiled
down to the question: "Under what
circumstances is it appropriate for
your employer to search you?"
"That's what taking your blood
or urine is," he said, "it's a search."






TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Legion assures flag will continue to wave over Hipp


* GROUP TO REPLACE FLAG
ABOUT EVERY SIX MONTHS.

By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer
efuggetta@alligator.org

The flag flying over the Hippo-
drome State Theatre will continue to
wave in the future thanks to a spon-


sorship by Gainesville's American
Legion Auxiliary Unit 16.
The group will provide a new
flag about every six months with no
end in sight, according to Unit 16
president Carolyn Badamo.
Flags cost about $40 each, Bada-
mo said, and will hang in the current
lighted spot at the top of the theater,
which is listed in the National Regis-
try of Historic Places.


The flag represents patriotism
and respect for veterans, she said.
"We believe in red, white and
blue," she said.
Around "By flying your
Gainesville flag, it means
you believe in
the veterans in America."
Badamo said she hopes when
people see the flag raised above the
theater they will think about the vet-


erans.
"If it wasn't for them," she said,
"we wouldn't have the freedom we
have today."
Unit 16, a nonprofit veterans or-
ganization, also sponsors other flags
around the community, including
the one on the Ronald McDonald
House of Gainesville.
"We give back to the communi-
ty," Badamo said. "That's what we


do."
Jessica Thompson, Hippodrome
spokeswoman, said the flag im-
proves the theater's appearance.
"My favorite photos of the Hip-
podrome are the ones where the flag
is blowing in the wind," she said.
A ceremony will be held Wednes-
day at 10 a.m. at the Hippodrome,
25 S.E. Second Place, to dedicate the
new flag.


ON CAMPUS

Beer-pong-playing robot, Tim TeBOT featured at show


By AMANDA MILLIGAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

At about 15 inches tall, Shoot 'Em Up, the
beer-pong playing robot created by UF electri-
cal engineering senior Jamie Unger-Fink, can
aim and launch a ping-pong ball at a targeted
red Solo cup eight times in a row.
"I don't know if it'll help society, but may-
be it'll help people have more fun," Unger-
Fink said.
Shoot 'Em Up was just one of 22 robots at
Monday's demonstration, which showcased
the projects of students enrolled in this semes-
ter's Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory,
said UF engineering professor Eric Schwartz,
who helped teach the course. The robots per-
formed in and around the New Engineering
Building while each maker watched and ex-
plained his or her creation's specific purpose.
The robots had to be autonomous; using
only their own abilities to fulfill the designer's


intent.
About 150 people showed up through-
out the two-and-a-half hour event to crowd
around various demonstrations, said Professor
Antonio Arroyo, who also taught the class.
Building the robot was a semester-long as-
signment that constituted the only grade for
the course, Arroyo said.
"It's essentially kind of all or nothing," he
said.
UF mechanical engineering sophomore
Matthew Rosen rocked back and forth ner-
vously before presenting his robot.
After an in-class demonstration on Thurs-
day involving dying batteries and other diffi-
culties, Rosen said he was relieved when the
final demo went according to plan.
His robot, Texas Draw, shuffles playing
cards, deals them and handles chips for poker
games. Rosen spent between $300 to $500 to
build his robot, which is made of wood, me-
chanical card shufflers and a scale to weigh the
chips, but said it was worth the cost.


"This is probably the most I've learned
from any class," he said. "It's the difference
between theory and actually making some-
thing."

"I'm going to miss football here, so
I tried to do something close to it."
John Kurien
UF electrical engineering student

Schwartz called the technical elective class,
which is open to all students, "real, practical
engineering with a limited budget."
Still, many students shelled out hundreds
of dollars on their projects.
About $500 went toward Driving Miss
Daisy, the chair-like robot created by Moishe
Groger, which is intended to transport those
with a physical disability.
Other robots were also built for serving
others, such as one that collects coins from the
bottom of fountains and another that detects


fires. One even patrolled a model-sized park-
ing lot and crushed the miniature cars that
were not orange and blue. Another showed
his UF spirit by referencing a renowned foot-
ball player.
UF electrical engineering senior John
Kurien created a robot called Tim TeBOT,
which plays paper football against a human
opponent. Waiting near the end zone of a
small, wooden replica of Ben Hill Griffin Sta-
dium, Tim TeBOT was turned on and ready
to play.
After locating the paper football with a
camera, TeBOT used its sensors to gauge the
distance of the opposite end zone and deter-
mine how hard to "kick" the ball with its spin-
ning middle wheel.
"I'm going to miss football here, so I tried
to do something close to it," said Kurien, who
graduates in May.
After working about 10 hours a week on
his robot throughout the entire semester, he
said he feels ready to enter the work force.


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Editorial

Tebow's Legend

Gators quarterback will

leave unrivaled legacy

or the typical all-world quarterback, the spoils of gridiron
war often include a proverbial "get out of jail free" card -
turning college towns across the country into their own
personal camps run-amok.
From hundred-dollar handshakes to recruiting tactics in-
cluding lewd after-hours parties with doe-eyed coeds, the
world of collegiate football remains riddled with ruffianism
and indecency.
And then there is Tim Tebow.
Lauded for his exploits both on and off the field, the Gators
quarterback continues to transcend the stereotype of big man
on campus while rewriting the definition of student-athlete. The
story of Tim Tebow, with perhaps the word "epic" being more
apropos, speaks of a unique soul who utilizes his football star-
dom to further the lives of those less fortunate. From the man
who trades in his Spring Break to provide medical assistance in
the Philippines comes word of his latest endeavor, which serves
as yet another reminder of Tebow's sheer selflessness.
An article in the St. Petersburg Times spoke of Tebow's
philanthropic efforts in which he challenged the status quo set
forth by the NCAA to usher in a new era where he could use
his celebrity to bring financial aid to those in need. Working
with the NCAA to ensure he did not violate terms of his eli-
gibility, Tebow helped organize a series of fundraising events
over the course of the week preceding the annual Orange and
Blue game. Ranging from a trip to an amusement park with
a group of underprivileged children to an ice cream social at
Shands Children's Hospital, Tebow gave up countless hours of
his free time for the greater good simply out of the goodness of
his heart.
Thanks to his tireless efforts and a commitment to serving
others, Tebow managed to secure donations of $300,000 in a
matter of seven days funds set to provide relief both locally
and abroad. With $200,000 allocated for Uncle Dick's Home,
an orphanage frequented by both Tebow and his father Bob in
the Philippines, and $100,000 for Shands Children's Hospital,
Tebow's actions conjure imagery of a seasoned philanthropist,
hardly a 21-year-old quarterback. What makes Tebow's off-the-
field achievements even more outstanding is the fact he can
stake a legitimate claim as college football's best player.
Truth be told, excellence on the football field, on some level,
happens each and every college season.
Recall the 2008 campaign a decade from now, and we highly
doubt legions of fans sans those hailing from Lubbock, Texas,
will fondly remember Graham Harrell's 45-touchdown season
for Texas Tech. With Tebow, some degree of success can be
gauged by his numbers, but his greatest value must be mea-
sured by his intangibles a mastery of the notion of leadership
that falls second to none. A dual-threat in the truest sense of
the word, Tebow separates himself from the laundry list of col-
legiate greats ranging from Archie Griffin to Lawrence Taylor
thanks to his willingness to make the world a better place.
From his role as a complementary player while a freshman
to leading man during last season's championship run, Tebow's
legacy will forever be highlighted by his humanitarian works
- even if he secures a second Heisman Trophy in the fall.
With Tebow set to return to UF for what should prove to be
a memorable senior season, the Editorial Board asks The Gator
Nation to capture each and every moment along the way. While
nay-sayers will casually dismiss the achievements of Tebow as
a product of the Florida media hype machine, reality reveals
a man who is nothing short of a once-in-a-lifetime person, let
alone football player.
Through his insatiable hunger for success combined with
an unrelenting refusal for failure, Tebow the quarterback and
Tebow the humanitarian become one.


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Column

Rap game and politics go hand in hand


onservative voices in government and in the me-
dia seem to be convinced that President Barack
Obama's foreign policy stance is decidedly pan-
sy. Bowing to the Saudis, shaking hands with Chavez
and agreeing with European leaders has cemented Re-
publican opinion that Barack is a sissy on the world
stage.
Emerging from eight years of W. Bush and his com-
bative style, witnessing the way Obama works is like
night and day.
Call it "Weezy F. Diplomacy" after eight years of
Death Row statecraft.
Former President George W. Bush handled every-
thing about foreign policy like a Makaveli-era Tupac.
There was no battle too small, no slight that could go
unpunished. So the French want to talk smack about
the latest Iraq War? Fine, Pepe Le Pew, it ain't nuttin
but a gangsta party one serving generous helpings of
Freedom Fries and Freedom Toast in the congressional
cafeteria.
Tupac and George W. are very fond of making pro-
nouncements about the relative righteousness of their
actions given the subjective nature of their individual
realities. While Sept. 11 changed the course of W's life,
Tupac was never the same after he was shot up and
went to prison. Both men often invoked the name of Je-
sus in their public appearances "Only God Can Judge
Me," indeed.
George W. Bush ran with a strong, close-knit group
that helped him make all decisions and closed ranks
when outsiders assailed them. It is easy to see Dick
Cheney in the role of Suge Knight, rarely speaking to
reporters but wielding an iron fist in most internal mat-
ters. Moreover, the song "Picture Me Rollin'" takes on


a completely new meaning when
you imagine Cheney and his
wheelchair.
Now, we have Barack Obama
in charge, a man who has not yet
found a foreign politician he won't
Tommy Maple schmooze or glad-handle. Obama
letters@alligator.org is the big dog in global politics
right now, and he is wildly popu-
lar in the eyes of the media. His po-
litical dominance mirrors the level of authority Weezy
currently holds over the rest of the rap game.
Obama and Lil Wayne both have a serious addiction:
Wayne is never seen without a cup of codeine-laced
lean in his grip, and Obama could not function on the
big stage without a teleprompter full of words written
by his 27-year-old speechwriter Jon Favreau. Both men
will have to work hard in the future to deal with their
dependencies.
While it may seem to the uninitiated observer that
Weezy will collaborate on a song with absolutely any-
one, in reality he has a select group of artists he raps
with repeatedly. Like Obama, Wayne works mostly
with people of a similar ideology. Boundaries like the
line between rap and R&B and the borders of our na-
tion-states do not stop these men. Obama and Weezy
also both spend money profusely.
The rap game and the geopolitics may seem com-
pletely unrelated to most rational people, but this com-
parison would have seemed much more plausible if Bill
Clinton had never left 2 Live Crew to run for governor
of Arkansas.
Tommy Maple is a international communications graduate
student. His column appears on Tuesdays.


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


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Letter to the Editor
Obama's tax practices deserve critique
I found the title of Friday's opinion column
titled "Bitter Teabaggers Ignored President's
Package, Tax Cuts" tobe very ironic. Jake Mill-
er does make an extremely valid point about
the frightening number of people ignoring the
real implications of the president's package
and tax cuts.


Sadly, Miller is among that group of people
who are so Obama-crazed they fail to see the
negatives down the road. Last year, the bot-
tom 50 percent of tax payers only accounted
for 2.99 percent of total income tax not to
mention the heavy implications of the stimu-
lus package on the national debt and future
taxes.


Megan McArdle, an economics writer for
The Atlantic, warns, "This program is designed
to move money out the door slowly and keep
going. Moreover, the vast size of the package
is going to add big costs in the not-so-distant
future, which have barely been discussed."
Don't get me wrong. I'm not some super-
wealthy, right-wing, tea-party-attending radi-


TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


cal. Obama's predecessor will go down as one
of this country's worst presidents, and I firmly
believe he spent eight years earning that place
in history. So enjoy being a deduction on your
parent's taxes, Jake. I know when I have more
at stake, I would rather not be punished for it.
Adam Moss
4BCN


Column

Behind the scenes, England's forgotten prince stirs up trouble


ngland. It is a country I've al-
ways had a soft spot for I
consider myself something
of an Anglophile, and when I was
younger, I always wanted to move
there.
For most of us, it probably still
conjures images of Arthurian leg-
end; one pictures a verdant land
filled with lords and ladies, royalty
and privilege, pomp and circum-
stance.
It just seems like such a cool place,
doesn't it? Just foreign enough to be
thrilling but without that damnable
hassle of having to learn a language.
Well, something else about Eng-
land struck me as of late, and as the
second installment in my ongoing


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series about wacky world states-
men, I would like to discuss a man
who can only be described as a
throwback.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
and the husband of Queen Elizabeth
II, has been working tirelessly for
many years to bring us all back to a
less politically correct age.
Some of his gemlike utterances
are so shocking and so controversial
that one immediately wishes to tap
Howard Stem on the shoulder and
say "See? That's how it's done!"
In 1999, Philip found himself in
Cardiff, attending some sort of gath-
ering for a group of deaf young peo-
ple. There was a local school's steel
band nearby, and the cacophonous


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ritated Philip.
Drawing on
the sort of
Eric Chianese regal tact that
letters@alligator.org would please
the ghost of
Queen Vic-
toria, he addressed the group of
deaf children, telling them, "Deaf?
If you're near there, no wonder you
are deaf."
Shocking? Just a touch. But, then
again, I always did hear the English
royalty was known for tact...
Prince Philip's skills with children
do not end there, though. In 2001, his


highness visited Salford University,
possibly to give a talk on how much
the book "How to Win Friends and
Influence People" has helped him in
his social life. While there, he met a
13-year-old schoolboy by the name
of Andrew Adams.
Young Adams had, for many
years, had his heart set on being an
astronaut. Imagine it a young
man, firmly sure of his dreams and
nothing but excited at the opportu-
nity to meet an honest-to-goodness
prince. He told Philip, who then
proceeded to tell the boy that -
pshaw he was clearly too fat to be
an astronaut.
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A final example: Philip was in
Scotland in 2002, where he met a
driving instructor. "How," inquired
the ever-curious Philip, "do you
manage to keep the natives sober
long enough to get them through
the test?"
I can only imagine the stunned
look he received in return. But, then
again, I always did hear the English
Royalty loathed cultural stereo-
types...
Philip is 87 years old and still,
it seems, sharp as a tack. I can only
imagine what he'll come up with
next year...
Eric Chianese is an English junior.
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MILITARY



MOTIVES

Student reflects on ROTC


Aaron Shoemaker is a cadet
captain in UF's Army ROTC
program. He is a political science
major and will be graduating in
May.
While at UF, Shoemaker has
made his mark by becoming a J.
Wayne Reitz Scholar and a sena-
tor in Student Government, and
he has won the George C. Mar-
shall ROTC Award, an award
given to the best cadet in a given
branch as voted on by instruc-
tors.
Shoemaker came to UF know-
ing he wanted to serve his coun-
try and chose ROTC during Pre-
view.
As a senior, Shoemaker was in
charge of about 50 freshmen and


sophomores.
After graduation, Shoemaker
will head to Fort Benning, Ga.,
for six weeks of training. He will
then head to Arizona for nearly
four months of military intelli-
gence training.
By October, Shoemaker will
be stationed in Colorado Springs,
Colo., and expects to be deployed
within a year after that.
"ROTC has been a good expe-
rience, an incredible growth op-
portunity for me," he said.
"We're incredibly blessed in
this country, and to give back, I
think, is the most important thing
we can do."
PHOTOS AND TEXT
BY EDWARD IZQUIERDO


Aaron Shoemaker points out where the cadets need to move next during a leadership-training exercise in the
woods behind Lake Alice Field.


ABOVE: Shoemaker and his girlfriend, Traci
Bludsworth, discuss what toppings to put on
their pizza at Satchel's Pizza.
LEFT: Shoemaker reads a passage from
"Crazy Love" while a fraternity brother sits
with his book closed. Shoemaker is part of
Kappa Upsilon Chi, a Christian fraternity.


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Local tokers commemorate hemp-centric holiday


By DEVIN CULCLASURE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Though Monday's sky was cov-
ered in a blanket of gray, some UF
students managed to lighten the
mood with a little green as part of
4/20, an unofficial holiday centered
on marijuana.
While participating students cel-
ebrated in a variety of ways, there
was one common theme among
their festivities: smoking pot, and
lots of it.
Chris*, a UF senior, spent five
hours burning through one-eighth
of an ounce $60 worth of mari-
juana with about 10 other friends
Sunday night as part of his second
year celebrating the holiday.
He said impending exams and
project due dates forced the group
to smoke, make salsa and play Xbox
360 a day early, but these consider-
ations were not enough to scrap the
holiday altogether.
"I'm not too serious about it, but
it's fun to celebrate with friends,"
Chris said. "If you have a reason to
celebrate, then celebrate."


The holiday, which is observed
annually on April 20, got its moni-
ker from a ritual dating back to the
early 1970s, according to a Monday
article in The New York Times.
A group of Northern California
teens would smoke marijuana every
day at 4:20 p.m., and the term's as-
sociation with weed was cemented
as word of this practice spread over
the next few decades.
Nationally, 4/20 fans often hold
campus "smoke-outs," or large
group smoking sessions, and pot-
themed concerts and festivals.
Local offerings Monday night
included the Santa Fe College Film
Society's "Smokescreen," a collec-
tion of short student films shown at
the Hippodrome State Theatre, and
downtown's Market Street Pub ad-
vertised a "4-20 reggae party" fea-
turing musician Kevin Batchelor.
Before the film festival, Jared
Lipscomb, a Santa Fe student and
member of the film society, greeted
attendees in full drag and intro-
duced himself as "Sparkle Antoi-
nette" while Bob Marley played on
the speakers.


Lipscomb, who hoped to draw
at least 50 people to the event, said
the film society chose the date of the
festival with 4/20's connotations in
mind, even though the films and
event as a whole were not themed
around marijuana.

"Maybe if we notice some-
thing like excessive pizza
deliveries, we'll monitor
that and handle it on a
case-by-case basis."
Keith Kameg
GPD spokesman

"We figured more people would
be looking for something like this to
do, and more people would be in the
mood to sit around," Lipscomb said.
"But it should be enjoyable no mat-
ter what state of mind you're in."
Some smokers took a more low-
key approach. Tom*, a UF senior,
spent Monday afternoon playing
Nintendo 64 and smoking at home.
He said he has smoked pot on 4/20
for the last five years and made no


special plans for the day. Though
he has smoked with small groups of
people to celebrate in the past, Tom
said blowing 4/20 out of proportion
is silly.
"At this point, it's just another
day," he said. "I smoke because I en-
joy it, not because it's a funny holi-
day."
Both Tom and Chris agreed that
4/20 celebrations have become more
common in recent years and indicate
a burgeoning social and political ac-
ceptance of marijuana.
However, some universities have
targeted the holiday as a problem
this year. Several U.S. colleges are
taking steps to discourage student
smokers from celebrating too open-
ly, according to the Times article.
At the University of Colorado at
Boulder, where thousands of stu-
dents have participated in smoke-
outs on the quad, administrators
sent out an e-mail asking students
to avoid participating in unlaw-
ful activities that would debase the
school.
But UF and local police officials
voiced relatively little concern about


the holiday.
UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes
said she had heard about concerns at
some West coast colleges, but UF has
not experienced any problems in the
past and did not take any measures
to prepare for 4/20 this year.
Similarly, Gainesville Police
spokesman Keith Kameg said he had
no knowledge of 4/20, and the GPD
had no plans to take special mea-
sures for the day. Without a clearly
defined event, such as a large-scale
smoke-out, it would be difficult to
target smokers, he said.
"Unless it rises to the point where
it's affecting others, like getting into
a car accident, we're not society's
babysitters" he said. "We don't go
into people's houses to see if they're
smoking pot on national pot-smok-
ing day."
"Maybe if we notice something
like excessive pizza deliveries, we'll
monitor that and handle it on a case-
by-case basis," Kameg added with a
laugh.
Asterisks in the article denote names
given to students who wished to remain
anonymous.


'Panic N Poke' app for iPhone to be released Monday


* USERS CAN SEND MASS TEXTS,
ALERT EMERGENCY CONTACTS.

By AMANDA HINES
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's campus is scattered with about 250
blue emergency phones for those in need of
help.
But for some iPhone users, help can soon
be just a tap away.
A group of students from the University of
California at Berkeley recently helped develop


an iPhone application called Panic N Poke that
will be released to the public on Monday, said
Paula Luu, group member and Berkeley psy-
chology senior.
The application is a mass-message service
that will allow users to contact family, friends
and authorities in an emergency, she said.
Luu is an intern at the company Life360,
which invented the application in response
to rising sexual assaults and violent crimes
around Berkeley, she said.
Twenty assaults and one stabbing were re-
ported on campus this semester, she said.
The team wanted to create a fun applica-
tion that could also be used in emergency situ-


ations.
The majority of iPhone applications are
used for entertainment, she said.
Panic N Poke can be downloaded for $1.99
and comes with an unlimited
Student amount of text and e-mail.
Life The application has two but-
tons, the panic button for emer-
gency and the poke button for playful contact,
Luu said. When pressed, the panic button will
alert any contacts chosen by the user.
The application will continue to notify the
emergency contacts until the alert is canceled.
The poke button allows users to blast a
mass message to friends, Luu said. The mes-


sage can be preset to include a favorite movie
quote, a GPS location or a fun audio clip.
Although the official 2008-2009 campus
crime report will not be publicly available
until Oct. 1, University Police officials said
31 simple assaults and 10 violent crimes have
been reported on UF's campus so far.
Simple assault crimes do not involve ag-
gravation or a deadly weapon.
Violent crimes include homicide, rape, rob-
bery and aggravated assault, according to the
Gainesville Police's Web site.
According to GPD reports, 1,268 simple as-
saults and 1,044 violent crimes occurred city-
wide in 2008.


ON CAMPUS

Memorial to honor


Holocaust victims


By JESSICA RONAY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students will gather on the
Plaza of the Americas tonight to
remember those who died in the
Holocaust more than 64 years
ago.
UF's Jewish Student Union is
hosting the Holocaust Remem-
brance Day event at 6 p.m., said
Jason Attermann, the group's
president. The event will feature
two guest speakers, UF history
professor Geoffrey Giles and UF
alumnus and Lost Boy of Sudan
Peter Ter, who will talk about
the Holocaust and genocide, said
event organizer Danica Samuels.
Yellow memorial candles will
be distributed to the crowd, and
a candlelight vigil will be held,
Samuels said. There will also be
time for students to write letters
to government officials about
genocide issues.
After the ceremony con-
cludes, students will walk to
Hillel, where the candles will be
placed around the building and


kept burning for 24 hours to com-
memorate those who perished in
the Holocaust.
The movie "Schindler's List"
will be shown at Hillel to further
educate students on the Holo-
caust, Samuels said.
Yom HaShoah, as today is
known in Israel, is observed as
a day of commemoration for the
estimated six million Jews who
perished in the Holocaust.
The event is meant to encour-
age students to take a more active
role in preventing another major
occurrence of anti-Semitism and
genocide, Samuels said.
To some, the event is more
significant in light of recent cam-
pus events, said UF sophomore
Josh Ludin, citing the anti-Semit-
ic graffiti painted on the Alpha
Epsilon Pi fraternity house in
early April.
"Students may disagree on
many things, but there is one
thing I hope we can all agree on,"
Ludin said, "And that is to never
let something like the Holocaust
happen again, to anyone."


Buying Locally
A man shops at the Gainesville farmers market on a Wednesday afternoon in the Bo Diddley Com-
munity Plaza. Residents and students shop at the market, which is part of Gainesville's unusual
economy, shielded from the brunt of the recession by the university. For a video on Gainesville's
economy, see alligator.org/multimedia.





10, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


Internet addiction drags students from academics


* MANY ARE DRAWN TO
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES.

By SHAKILA CHOUDHRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Tiffany Robberts left her
friends and family in North Caro-
lina to attend UF, she planned on
finding new friends, not a new ad-
diction.
Instead of meeting people, she
spent the majority of her time glued
to her computer screen, chatting
with high school friends and her
boyfriend over the Intemet.


As soon as she woke up, she at-
tached herself to the computer and
missed classes, sometimes spending
as many as 12 hours a day on the In-
temet.
Robberts, now a UF alumna, was
not alone. She was suffering from
what many psychologists today are
referring to as "problematic Internet
use."
Greg Neimeyer, a UF profes-
sor of counseling psychology, said
the appeal of the Intemet comes
from its availability, affordability,
anonymity, illusory sense of control
and excitement.
Robberts broke away from her


habits by making friends and occu-
pying herself with work. Now, she
only goes on when she has nothing
better to do.
"I'm glad I use it a lot less now,"
she said, "because I have real friends
and real things to do."
Neimeyer said most
Stu dent people who are consid-
Life ered Intemet addicts
are drawn to social
networking Web sites such as Face-
book or MySpace, online games like
World of Warcraft, gambling, por-
nography and auctioning on Web
sites like eBay.
According to Neimeyer, the


Intemet was designed to be addic-
tive.
It allows people to do things they
would never do in reality because
no one knows who they are, he said,
especially for habits that are already
addictive, such as gambling.
"Nobody knows how much of a
loser you are," Neimeyer said.
He also said according to studies,
online addiction has been a key fac-
tor in about one-third of divorces,
and one half of employers indicated
they have fired someone because of
chronic Intemet use.
Psychologists are still unsure
how to classify this phenomenon,


Neimeyer said. Some believe it is
more like an eating disorder than
a drug addiction. A person doesn't
have to take drugs, but he or she has
to eat food. Similarly, it is almost
impossible to avoid the Intemet,
especially at the rate at which it is
growing.
Neimeyer said there are cur-
rently no industry standards for the
treatment of Internet addiction and
that it takes the better part of a gen-
eration to develop a treatment that
works.
"The world of problematic Inter-
net use is still inherently problem-
atic," Neimeyer said.


STUDENT LIFE

Survey asks 5,000 students how they find lovers online


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

An ongoing study involving UF wants
to know how students use the Internet to
hook up.
About 5,000 UF students were chosen
randomly to receive the questionnaire
about what sites they use and how they
use them when looking for sex and rela-
tionships.


"We are trying to understand how we
can use some of these online sites to incor-
porate messages about sexual health safe-
ty," said Robert Cook, an associate profes-
sor at UF who is working on the study.
Questions on the survey are open-end-
ed to find out as much as possible about
the little-studied field, Cook said.
"We're going in, at this point, fairly
open-minded," he said.
Cook expects to find heavy usage of
Facebook, Myspace, Craigslist and other


"We are trying to understand how
we can use some of these online
sites to incorporate messages
about sexual health safety."
Robert Cook
UF associate professor

more dating-specific Web sites.
The Florida Center for AIDS Research
paid for the $15,000 study.


The University of South Florida and
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Uni-
versity each provided several thousand
students for the study, which is led by a
USF professor.
Participants should expect to receive
at least four e-mails asking them to par-
ticipate before the study closes on May
15. About one-third of those who've been
asked to participate have responded.
"We apologize to people for being an-
noying," Cook said.


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STUDENT LIFE

Lifted restrictions on Cuban travel inspire debate


By SHAKILA CHOUDHRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Ana Gonzalez has never seen the country
she calls home.
Gonzalez, community service chair for
UF's Cuban-American Student Association,
was bom in Miami and raised Cuban.
Although she and her family traveled
around the world, her grandmother refused to
be impressed by places they saw.
"'This beach is nice,' she would say, 'but
it's not Cuba,'" Gonzalez said.
On April 13, President Barack Obama lifted
decades-long restrictions on travel and money
transfers from the United States to Cuba.
Forty-seven years ago, President John F.
Kennedy issued a trade embargo in hopes of
forcing a change in Cuba's communist govern-
ment, then controlled by Fidel Castro. Now,


the country is led by his brother, Raul Castro.
Even though this means Cuban-Americans
are free to visit relatives and their homeland
unlimited times, many do not support the de-
cision.
Rene Medina, a UF political science senior,
said he thinks the United States is giving in
when it should be stricter if it wants to pro-
mote real change.
"I'm disappointed that we're going back
and lifting restrictions without getting any-
thing in exchange for Cubans," he said.
Medina said he is hopeful for a bigger
change but does not believe that lifting this
ban will lead to anything substantial.
"I don't plan on visiting until there is a
democratic government in Cuba," he said.
Gonzalez said this change brings hope to
many Cubans.
"It's a tiny step," she said, "but it really


"It's a tiny step, but it really does
make a difference."
Ana Gonzalez
Community service chair for UF's Cuban-
American Student Association

does make a difference."
Danisette Torres, CASA's membership
director, said allowing tourism to support a
socialist government is not going to solve the
internal problems Cuba faces.
She said she is hopeful that this is a sign of
bigger policy changes to come.
Gonzalez said she understands why some
people think negotiating with a communist
government is a betrayal of their values and
undermines the reasons they left the island,
but it is a chance for those who left and their
children to go back and help rebuild Cuba.


Gonzalez grew up listening to stories about
her grandfather's sugarcane plantation and
her parents' visits to nightclubs without any
worries about crime.
"I've never heard of a single terrible mem-
ory," Gonzalez said.
Torres' parents were also bom in Cuba in
the 1950s, and they often speak about it with a
sense of nostalgia in their voices.
Torres said she would like to experience
the same Cuba her parents did and does not
plan on going there until the regime is over
and the government returns certain freedoms
to its citizens.
When she does go to Cuba, Torres said, she
wants see her relatives who are still there.
After that, she wants to visit the parks next
to her parents' houses that she heard about
in stories, see the beaches and play dominoes
with old Cuban men.


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Produced by the
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for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
Editor- Susan Stewart
www.insideuf.ufl.edu
April 21, 2009


I UFVoies


Orange, Blue

and You!


The Univer-
sity of Florida has
reached the mid-
way point in the
most ambitious
capital campaign
in its history.
The goal of the
"Florida Tomor-


Cart ndii


row" campaign is
to raise $1.5 billion in private funds
by the fall of 2012. The campaign
will assure that UF can achieve its
vision: to define by example how a
public university can best serve the
global community.
This is especially relevant now, as
we are experiencing a sharp downturn
in the world's economy and, closer to
home, steep cuts to our state budget.
No public university today can rely
on public appropriations alone to
produce excellence and multiply its
value to society.
The good news is that UF has
raised $870 million in private gifts
and pledges since the beginning of
the campaign in 2005.
Without the hard work and
dedication of its faculty and staff, UF
could not have achieved its current
level of excellence. Faculty and staff
participation in the campaign also
helps to influence the gift decisions
of corporations, foundations, alumni
and friends. And finally, faculty and
staffparticipation helps to motivate
volunteers and potential donors in all
areas of the campaign.
Gifts received during the "Orange,
Blue and You!" faculty and staff an-
nual campaign are counted as com-
mitments in the "Florida Tomorrow"
campaign. I encourage you to make
your contribution to UF now. Your
gift will directly benefit the students,
faculty, staff and academic programs
that you elect to support.
If you have already given, thank
you. You are truly the foundation for
The Gator Nation.

Carter Boydstun
Senior Associate VP for Development
Director, "Florida Tomorrow"


Gators give back on International Gator Day


On May 16, Gator alumni will show
their Gator spirit by volunteering in their
hometowns for the 11th annual Interna-
tional Gator Day.
International Gator Day is an event
associated with the Gator Club Network, a
global system comprising all Gator Clubs.
Every third Saturday of May, University of
Florida alumni and friends volunteer time
and effort to make a difference in their
communities.
Danny Wuerffel, former UF quarter-
back and executive director of Desire Street
Ministries, is chairman of this year's event.
"It is this mission of service and dedica-
tion that personally draws me to the cause
of helping those less fortunate," Wuerffel
said. "While we share a common bond
of being part of the University of Florida
family, we share an even greater commit-
ment to the betterment of society."
Last year, 64 clubs partnered with 54
nonprofit organizations to perform com-
munity service. Projects ranged from the
Lone Star Gator Club's house-building
project with Habitat for Humanity to
Northeast Ohio's cereal and snack drive
held for residents of a local Ronald Mc-
Donald House Inc. Gator Clubs across the


globe, such as the
Japan Gator Club,
have participated in
the past.
The Houston
Gator Club has
hosted a "Gator
Style Carnival" at
the Texas Children's
Cancer Center at
Texas Children's
Hospital for the
past six years. This
year, volunteers will
join the patients for
activities, including


Houston Gator Club members decorated cookies with patients at
the Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center last year.


face painting and
learning to juggle.
Laura Reddell, a club member, enjoys
the event because of the spirit of young
patients and volunteers. "I believe it is
important to participate in International
Gator Day because we make a difference -
no matter how big or small," she said.
Lynn Watson, Music City Gator Club
president, shares Reddell's enthusiasm.
Watson said her club has participated in
International Gator Day since it began.
Each year, the Music City Gator Club


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Lone Star Gator Club volunteers constructed houses with Habitat for Humanity in 2008.


Listings in this section are a
sampling of events at the University
ofFlorida, compiled fom entries
listed in the full calendar that
appears on the Web at calendar.ufl.
edu. To submit an event online, visit
http://calendar.ufl. edu/submit/.


April 21
School of Music presents UF Flute Ensemble
Concert. University Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Free
and open to the public. Call 352-392-0207 or
visit http://www.arts.ufl.edu music for more
information.

April 22
Spring classes end.

UFAA presents "Grad Bash 2009." Emerson
Alumni Hall, 6 8 p.m. Free and open to the
public. Call 352-392-7502 or visit http://www.


volunteers with My Friends House Fam-
ily and Children Services Inc., a non-
profit group home for 12- to 18-year-old
males. Club members join the boys for a
cookout, golf cart rides and sports activi-
ties, Watson said.
"This is our way of helping those who
are less fortunate than us," she said. "The
event also gets the Gator name out there
in a positive way."
Virginia Horton, assistant director
of Club Relations and Special Interest
Groups, said she believes all Interna-
tional Gator Day projects are memorable
because they serve a greater purpose of
giving back.
"It is a great opportunity for Ga-
tors to participate in philanthropy and
show the breadth of The Gator Nation,"
Horton said.
For more information about Interna-
tional Gator Day, visit http://www.ufa-
lumni.ufl.edu/gatorclubs/international
gatorday.
By Bridget Brennan



ufalumni.ufl.edu/events/gradbash for more
information.

UFPA presents Garrison Keillor: "Lake
Wobegon Days." Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Reserved seating: $40-75. Call 352-
392-ARTS(2787) or visit http://www.
performingarts.ufl.edu for more information.

School of Music presents UF Spring
Orchestra Concert. University Auditorium, 7:30
p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-392-
0207 or visit http://www.arts.ufl.edu music for
more information.


The exciting educational journey of UF nursing students


University of Florida undergraduate
nursing students only have to wait 10 more
days to receive their hard-earned degrees
during the College of Nursing commence-
ment ceremony at 11 a.m. on May 1 at the
Phillips Center.
For many of these soon-to-be gradu-
ates, the undergraduate experience includ-
ed the usual experiences of college life, as
well as hectic schedules and life-changing
experiences.
"The nursing program at the Univer-
sity of Florida is very intense," said Karen
Miles, clinical associate professor and asso-
ciate dean for academic and student affairs
at the UF College of Nursing.
Unlike most undergraduate students
who spend the first semester of their pro-
gram in traditional classroom settings, BSN
(bachelor of science in nursing) students
begin their education with not only a regu-
lar course load of classes, but also clinical
labs to develop basic skills, such as measur-
ing blood pressure and body temperature.
Additionally, students complete a clinical
nursing practicum during their final semes-
ter by working alongside a practicing nurse.
"The student works with the nurse dur-
ing their regular shift, which may be eight
or 12 hours," Miles said.


Holly William-
sen, a fourth-year
nursing student,
works from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m., three to four
days per week.
"This is my first
time working a 12-
hour shift," she said.
"I've never pushed
myself to work this
long."
Williamsen said
she believes it is nec-
essary for students
to experience life and


Faculty member Carla Anderson (left) supervises nursing students
at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


death while learning
about nursing.
"As nurses, we are going to see a lot of
life and death," she said. "I feel like I'm
ready, and I'm really excited to get started."
Her fondest memory occurred last
semester when she saw a baby delivered at
North Florida Regional Medical Center,
Williamsen said.
"I just hope for more special moments
like that," she said.
As a student at a college ranked in the
top 10 percent of nursing schools in the
U.S., Williamsen should have no trouble


getting a job. The program is one of the
state's largest providers of new baccalau-
reate-prepared nurses, and its graduates
regularly achieve excellent pass rates on the
NCLEX-RN licensing exam.
Although both her practicum and
undergraduate experience end May 1,
this Gator nurse is able to look forward
to building many special moments during
her nursing career. Just like 195 fellow UF
nursing BSN graduates, she's just begun.
By Bridget Brennan


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Day receives career services ions to bo
and the Na
profession award and Emplo
Farouk Day, senior Documi
associate director for
employer relations in wins to
the Career Resource For the,
Center, has been given Document;
the 2009 NACE/SJC earned the
(Association of Col- Deviation,'
leges and Employers tion-TheM
graduates C
and the Spelman& k Randag, w.
Johnson Group) Rising Farouk Day documenta
Star Award. Television
The award recognizes an individual with 30th Colleg
strong leadership potential and contribu- gala in Los


Wichman, IFAS win two audio awards
Florida Master Gardener Coordinator Tom Wichman
recently was recognized with two awards for his role as
host of "Gardening in a Minute," a radio program co-
Oproduced by UF/IFAS Extension and WUFT-FM.
Wichman received a silver media award for on-air
talent from the national Garden Writers Association. In
addition, "Gardening in a Minute" won first place in the
audio recordings category from the Florida Association
of County Agricultural Agents.


May 4 May 16
Spring final grades available (evening). ISIS. UF Alumni A
Call 352-392-1374 or visit http://www.registrar. Annual Inte
ufl.edu for more information. Clubs world
projects. Co
May 5 ufalumni.ufl
Spring degree status available (late evening).
ISIS. Call 352-392-1374 or visit http://www.
registrar.ufl.edu for more information. Recurring
May 11 April 25 to I
Summer A/C classes begin. Call 352-392-1374 Spring final
or visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu for more visit http://v
information, information.


th the career services profession
tional Association of Colleges
yers organization.
entary Institute
p Emmy
second consecutive year, a
ary Institute student thesis film
top Emmy honor. "Standard
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[ovie.com, co-directed by 2008
Christopher Brannan and David
is named the winner of the
.ry category at the Academy of
Arts & Sciences Foundation's
ge Television Awards black-tie
Angeles.


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Association presents "11th
rnational Gator Day." Gator
wide perform community service
ntact Virginia Horton atvhorton@
.edu for more information.

SEvents
Ilay1
exams. Call 352-392-1374 or
rww.registrar.ufl.edu for more


Amir named Truman
Scholar recipient
The Honors Program has announced
Adam Amir as a 2009 Harry S. Truman
Scholar. The Truman Scholarship Founda-
tion, http://www.truman.gov/scholarlist-
ing/scholar listing.htm, recognizes college
juniors who are committed to careers in
public service through government, educa-
tion or nonprofit organizations.
Goodman receives national
multicultural award
Rachael Goodman,
assistant director for
doctoral services in the
Career Resource Center
and doctoral candidate
in counselor education,
has received the 2009
Dr. Daya and Mrs.
Usha K. Sandhu Multi-
cultural Counseling/Di-
versity Student Research
Award from the Asso- Rachael Goodman
ciation for Multicultural
Counseling and Development (AMCD), a
division of the American Counseling Associa-
tion (ACA). The award recognizes students
who have embarked on research in the area of
multicultural counseling.

April 30 and May 1 -3
Spring Commencement. Call 352-392-1374 or
visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu for more
information.
May 7 -10
O'Connell Center presents Cirque Du Soleil:
"Saltimbanco." O'Connell Center, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $31-81 and children $25-65.
Open to the public. Call 352-392-5500 or visit
http://www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu for more
information.


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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 13



UF leads Pitt, Michigan
and Minnesota
The University of Florida currently
leads participating universities in the
percentage of surveys completed in
the Student Experience in the Re-
search University (SERU) survey.
Other participating schools include the
University of Pittsburgh, University of
Michigan and University of Minnesota.
SERU is an online survey de-
signed to broaden understanding
of the undergraduate experience
at selected research universities.
The survey takes approximately 20
minutes to complete and may be ac-
cessed through the ISIS system.
Each student who completes the
survey receives a buy-one, get-one-
free offer of admission to the Florida
Museum of Natural History Butterfly
Rainforest and is eligible for other
rewards, including meal cards from Ga-
tor Dining, $50 UF Bookstore coupons
and personal training sessions at the
Student Recreation and Fitness Center.
Incentives are distributed daily.
More information about the survey
is available at http://www.aa.ufl.edu/
SERU/.

Softball player seeks text
votes for award
Senior softball player Stacy Nelson
is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Se-
nior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and
Achievement for Staying in School)
Award. The award is presented each
year to the outstanding senior NCAA
Division I Student-Athlete of the Year
across nine sports.
Winners are determined by a com-
bination selection process and public
voting process.
Voting is currently open and will
continue until May 7. To vote or
obtain more information, visit http://
www.seniorclassaward.com.

Production services
offered on campus
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tape a presentation, design a brochure
or obtain digital pictures of artwork?
University Relations provides a va-
riety of production services for faculty,
staff and students. Services include
video, photography, print production,
graphic design and Web design.
For more information, visit http://
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Directories available
Additional copies of the printed
UF Campus Directories are available
at the Central Stores warehouse
(Building 705) on Radio Road,
352-392-1116 or email
officedirectory@ufl.edu.


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Just Getting By

Migrant family of

nine works to

'live happily'
When buying a box of strawberries in the
market, people may not think about where the
fruit came from. The number of people and the
amount of hard work behind that box of straw-
berries might be surprising.
The Sanchezes emigrated from Mexico and
have been living in the United States for about
10 years. This family of nine travels, works and
lives together in a single-trailer home. Their
main source of income is picking strawberries
in Plant City, Fla. They don't have a stable in-
come, and they don't know where to go after
strawberry season is over.
At about 6 a.m., the Sanchezes ride in a car
to the strawberry field and start working un-
til about 5 p.m. They have been doing this job
seven days a week ever since they arrived in
the U.S.
The Sanchezes came to the U.S. because they
could not find any jobs in Mexico. With their
total income of $1,000 per month, they are able
to support themselves while also sending some
money to their relatives in Mexico. They don't
have a major goal for their future or dream
of having a big house. They only want to live ABOVE: Miguel Sanchez sits on a rock and talks with his friends during the workers' one-hour break in the afternoon.
safely and happily, and they don't want to go
back home.
PHOTOS AND TEXT BY CHEN WANG BELOW: The Sanchez family has never slept on a mattress since they moved to the United States 10 years ago.

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FAR LEFT: Uri Cararillo, one of
the Sanchez family members,
takes a week's worth of fam-
ily laundry to wash at the local
laundromat with her 5-year-old
daughter.

LEFT: Strawberries that the
workers pick have to be "ideal"
for the market. The substan-
dard strawberries would be
thrown on the ground, and the
workers would have to replace
them with acceptable ones.







BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND








Classifieds
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$485 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
8-19-25-1


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








5 Day Special!
Wednesday to Sunday Only!
$1000 CASH
or ONE MONTH FREE!
Act Fast! 372-8100
8-19-25-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
8-19-25-1





Gainesvi/te Pace
APARTMENTS
FREE $1100 SCOOTER*42" TV
NEW FURN*$750 CASH BACK
ALL INCLUSIVE RATES FROM $447
Huge 2's & 4's 1 Mi from UF
Groups of 3+ receive BIG INCENTIVES
GainesvillePlace.com*271-3131
8-19-25-2


The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
8-19-09-25-1


!BRAND NEW SCOOTER!
Retails at $1100
Or Awesome Reduced Rate!
4/4's @ $429
3/3's @ $459
2/2's @ $549
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
Going Fast! Ph: 373-9009
8-19-25-1


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

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

352-377-6700 www.Ucommonscondos.com
8-19-25-1








PREMIER LEVEL APARTMENTS
*New Furniture
*42" Flat Screen
Starting at $459 a month!!
LexingtonCrossingUF.com
Limited Availability PH: 373-9009
8-19-25-1


$487 Roommate Match!
Free $1100 Scooter! 1 Month Free!
*CASH BACK! No Signing Fees!
*All Inclusive 2/2's-$588/rm; 3/3's $487/rm
Fenced In Back Yards for Pets!
FREE Roommate Match, Cable, Int.
HUGE walk-in closets, porches, alarm.
FREE Tanning, Gym, Comp. lab.
2 Miles from UF on bus route.
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
8-19-09-25-1


::2 Blocks To UF::-
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-19-
09-25-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com
5-14-56-1


2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month* All-Inclusive Rent* Fully-furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
8-19-25-1

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


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

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

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

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

*$350* rooms available immediately or
summer/fall. Beautiful 4BR/4BA University
Terrace condo. No sec dep, free internet &
cable! On bus rts 12 & 35. Minutes to UF
& shopping on SW 34th St. 352.514.3398.
4-22-15-1

*$350* rooms available in 4/4 Countryside
Condo starting summer or fall. No security
deposit and free internet and cable! On bus
routes 9 and 35, very close to UF campus on
SW 23rd St. Call 352.514.3398. 4-22-15-1


$425/mo 4BR/4BA COUNTRYSIDE
Bus to UF/Shands. Swim, bball, gym. Avail
6/1/09. Incl uitls. Call Ron 561-441-0700 or
rongo66@msn.com 4-22-09-13-1

CHAMPAGNE LIVING ON A BEER BUDGET
All inclusive 2/2 for just $589
FREE SCOOTER*NEW FURN
SIGN WI RM AND GET 42" TV
271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com
8-19-25-2

ROOM FOR RENT
Lg master suite in new home; 15 min to VA,
Shands & UF. NS, professional only. All util,
cable TV, & wireless internet incl. $525/mo.
219-3410 4-22-11-1

$550/ room. New appliances and furniture.
1500 sq ft. Each room has walkin closet and
ceiling fans. Master has screened in balcony.
Large kitchen fully stocked. Fireplace,
covered parking, extra storage. Washer/
Dryer and dishwasher. pets ok
samhc@ufl.edu 4-21-10-1

1BR/1BA apt on 13th st 1 blk to UF. avail
May-Aug 7th. 5th fir, great view. $500/mo
(reg $600) Fully furn. Negotiable, no deposit,
no sublease fee; call 727-916-0915 4-22-
10-1

0* 2 BLOCKS TO UF **
Summer A May/June. Female roommate
needed to sublease HUGE room in huge
house. $480/mo reduced rent. Includes ev-
erything. Call Heather 954-326-1931 4-22-
10-1

2bd/2ba CONDO FOR THE FALL
University Commons in Archer Road. 1 Mile
from UF! Fully furnished, washer/dryer, Pool,
$425/mo. per room. Avail. Aug 15th. Call
561-723-0191 or fa_alfaro@yahoo.com
5-12-09-10-1

$950/mo. Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished.
New W/D. Property has clubhouse, pool,
fitness and business ctr. Bus route to UF
Campus. Cable/Internet only.
305-788-5681/Windsor515@gmail.com.
7-28-09-30-1

2BR/1BA Lakefront Cottage. 20 traffic-free
min to Gville. $950 Avail immed. Pref grad
students. Fully furn, linens Pics: www.peace-
fullakefrontcottage.com. (use area code)
352-208-2053, rentals4you@hotmail.com
4-22-09-9-1


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

Will considersemester lease!! Oxford Terrace
condo-short walk to UF!Large Private room
and bath in 4/4 clean & ready to move in;
fully furnished, rent includes utilities, wi-fi,
cable and washer dryer. 2 rooms available,
M or F, no smoking or pets. beweiss59@hot-
mail.com or 321-228-3379 4-21-09-5-1

$429 1/1 @ Lexington Crossings
Furnished 3/3, all utilities & 4 HBO channels
& internet!HUGE ROOM & laundry room.
Apartment AVAILABLE NOW till 8/15!
Call (305) 613-5384. 4-21-5-1

The Crossings at Santa Fe Summer
Sublease 1bed/1bath apartment for
summer. Rent price is $484/month
OBO. Includes utilities, cable, internet,
also fully furnished.If interested, email
Brandon5890@aol.com.
5-21-10-1

3BD/3BA ROCKWOOD VILLAS. AVAIL
MAY. $450/room w/o util. CLOSE TO OAKS
MALL & ARCHER RD. SEMI-FURN W/
LIVING & DINING FURNITURE. CALL JEN
941-705-1623 or e-mail jenm0587@ufl.edu
4-22-09-6-1

Countryside Apartments 4/4 with W/D.
Great location, spacious. $400/per room/
per month. $200 SD. Call (305) 799 7042 for
more information. 7-28-09-26-1

ROOM FOR RENT $500/MO
utils, cable & internet incl. Bedroom set &
vase included. Near SFC, Oaks Mall & UF
786-325-7941 or after 8pm 352-332-9305
5-12-09-3-1


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

UPSCALE 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D and Free Parking
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-19-09-25-2


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The Alligator Office
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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
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16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
8-19-09-25-2

1, 2 & 3 BR LEASING FOR NOW & AUG!
1 BR $611 2 BR $681 3 BR $889
HUGE floor plans! Pets Loved!
Bus stop Pools Green courtyards
Open 7 days/wk 335-7275
8-19-09-25-2


The ONLY Apartments Downtown
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
Studios from $645
One Bedrooms from $840
Two Bedrooms from $470/bed
Three Bedrooms from $495/bed
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*We Love Pets
Limited availability-call for specials
338-0002 www.arlingtonsquare.org
8-19-09-25-2

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


AFFORDABLE & QUIET
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR $523 2 BR $578
* Quiet Pools Bus stop
Walk/Bike to UF & Shands
Pets Loved 372-7555
8-19-09-25-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 8-19-09-25-2

April Specials bring August Friends!
All floor plans are 10% OFF!
1/1 -$602; 2/2- $719
3/2 -$764; 4/2 -$1098
2/1.5 $665 includes w/d
Welcome all Pets!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
8-19-09-25-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 8-19-09-25-2

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
8-19-25-2

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

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-19-09-25-2

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




THEA4 LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get up to $1800 Cash Back*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
8-19-09-25-2


Want a sweet deal?
Receive One Month Free Rent on 1's & 2's
Great location & pet friendly
No Move In Fees! Call today
373-1111 www.spanishtrace.org
8-19-09-25-2








We love pets as much as you do!
If you rescue a pet from a local shelter
Your new best friend lives for FREE
Here at Cobblestone!
Private Fenced-In Dog Park
w/Agility Equipment!
377-2801
4-22-72-2

ONE MILE TO UF
1/1 From $699 2/2 From $750 *
3/2 From $999* 4/3 From $1240
AMAZING Specials!
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
8-19-09-25-2


1 Month Free or $1000 CASH
1,2,3 Bed!* W/D in Unit
Waived Move-in Fees!*Tanning!
Wednesday to Sunday ONLY!
Call NOW! 372-8100
8-19-25-2




boadwl' atrnents

Move in today & pay $0 Move in Fees
1/1 from $649; 2/2 from $699; 3/2 from $825
W/D Available
(352) 377-7401
www.biketouf.com
8-19-09-25-2

ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED!
At the price you want
No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY!
1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs Reduced Rates!
FREE UF parking FREE Gym
Pets Welcome 352-332-7401
8-19-09-25-2


***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-19-09-25-2

YOUR MOM...
...wants you to live here!
AMAZING DEALS!
1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D
Gated, Pet friendly,
Immediate Move-in Specials
(352)372-0400
8-19-25-2






POLOS
of Gainesville

Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$699 2/2-$537w/all util 3/3-$442w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
8-19-09-25-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $499 2's from $699
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
8-19-09-25-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 8-19-09-25-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2


Move In TODAY!
1 br with w/d $659!
Waived Move-in Fees!
HUGE walk-in Closets!
FREE Tanning! 372-8100
8-19-09-25-2

EVERYONE LOVES A THREESOME
Join in-Live Downtown This Fall!
3/3 Townhouses from $495!
Lots of Perks- w/d, lofts, cable & internet
Get 'em while they're hot- only 9 left
Call for specials! 338-0002
8-19-09-25-2


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


MUSEUM WALK ............
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret Ncan easily
2/2's $1075* 3/3's $1425 N you ca easily
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Water submit your classified ad
ParknRide Bus Route Always be on time!
www.museumwalk.com 379-WALK for print andlor web editions
8-19-25-2 right thru our website!


THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
8-19-09-25-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
text (lakewood)@65586
8-19-09-25-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
8-19-09-25-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
8-19-09-25-2

HUGE Luxury 2's & 3's
Luxury 3's from $397 a Room!
Ask how to get a FREE $1100 Scooter.
FREE Cable, Internet, Tanning, W/D.
Luxury 2/2's from $490/rm; 3/3's $397/rm
All Inclusive 2/2's-$588/rm; 3/3's $487/rm
Fenced In Back Yards for Pets!
Sparkling Pool with Water Fall
Only 2 Miles from UF on bus route.
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-3866
8-19-09-25-2

2 BLOCKS TO UF!
2/1 and 2/2 FROM $380-$599 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-19-09-25-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $550 -150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today or Fall!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
8-19-09-25-2




Gainesvife Pl(ace
APARTMENTS
$447 ALL INCLUSIVE!
FREE $1100 SCOOTER*NEW FURN
RMM, Soccer field, New Gym
Groups of 3+ receive BIG INCENTIVES
GainesvillePlace.com*271-3131
8-19-25-2


Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.







2 Blocks North of UF College of Business
You can't get any closer to your classes. No
need to bus or bike! Brand new 2 bed/2.5
bath townhouses for rent at Jackson Square.
1320 NW 3rd Ave. Built solid so you don't
have to hear your neighbors. New Orleans
style, top of the line finishes. Granite coun-
tertops, excellent appliance package, private
balconies and much more. Special: $1500/
mo. Call 352-870-9453. 8-19-25-2

*2-3BR/2BA APT IN HISTORIC HOUSE*
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, W/D, tons of character. 404
SW 2nd St. $700/mo 352-214-9270 8-19-
09-25-2


WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
8-19-09-25-2


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $575 2BRs from $655
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 sunisland.info
Lower deposit for grad students!
8-19-09-25-2


100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Roommate Matching 4BR $479/br
3BR $599/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $689
Studio $625 Photos & Virtual Tours
352-376-6223 www.ForRentNEarUF.com
8-19-25-2


*1/1 w/ Loft 4 blks to UF*
Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
352-375-8256
8-19-25-2

NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE Townhomes!
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
8-19-25-2

----LOFT----
Huge 2-story 1BR/1BA Loft behind Swamp
Walk to UF and Library West* 352-376-6223
www.Gainesville-Apartments.com
4-22-59-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios and 1 BR as low as $599
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-19-09-25-2


** Across From UF **

$990/mo 2BR/2BA!
Incredible Limited Time Deal for Fall
Luxury Apts 1 Block from the Library
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
8-19-09-25-2

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
1 & 2 BR Villas from $485
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519
www.gremco.com
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
2 BR with bonus room from $604
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828
www.gremco.com
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero move-in cost!
HUGE 2 & 3 BRs from $695
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120
www.gremco.com
4-22-09-59-2

Hate Your Roommates? Why share?
Check out our Studios & 1/1s
Leasing for Fall from only $645!
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*Park Free
5 minutes from UF! 338-0002
8-19-09-25-2

WHY PAY MORE?
4 /3 Townhouses Available for FALL!
Only 5 left!
$1196/month or $399/person ALL-Inclusive
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
8-19-09-25-2







TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
**$0 FEE & GET $250 CASH BACK**
$950/mo. 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. 239-250-6149
5-12-09-53-2


*Luxury Condo on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den = 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
8-19-25-2

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
5-12-09-52-2


Luxury Apts @ UF
Brand New Apts w/in 2 Blks of UF Classes
W/D, Granite countertops, Walk-In Closets,
Free Roommate Finder Svc. From $599/br
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
8-19-25-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW
23d St. Single, mature applicants only.
$550.00/mo. 12th month free. Small pets ok
@ $25.00/mo (1st year free) 352 377-2150
5-12-09-50-2

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

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

WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
www.rentgainesville.com
8-19-09-25-2

CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.campusviewplace.com
8-19-09-25-2

ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
8-19-09-25-2

Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
8-19-09-25-2

STEPS TO UF!
3 AND 4 BR from $510 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D Available
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-19-09-25-2

Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 4-22-09-40-2


**LUXURIOUS 1800 SQ FT HOME**
SECLUDED, UPSCALE NEAR UF. 3/2, SUN
ROOM, COVERED PATIO W/D. $1400/MO
PERFECT FOR GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 1607
NW 12 RD 352-466-4171 LV MSG 5-12-09-
29-2

***POOL HOME NEAR CAMPUS***
1500SQ FT. 3/2 WOOD FLOORS, W/D,
HUGE PATIO & SCREEN PORCH
OVERLOOK POOL. $1600/MO AVAIL AUG.
1325 NW 10th Ave. 352-466-4171 LV MSG
5-12-09-29-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 5-12-09-34-
2

Walk to UF. Avail in May. 2BD 2.5BTH:
central ac/heat, laundry, full kit $1000. 2BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $750. 1BD
1BTH: wall ac/heat, water incl $580. 1 yr
lease, SD, and NS. Contact 352-870-7256 or
gv1132601@gmail.com 4-22-09-26-2

*2/1 Apt-HW Firs-UF 4BIks*
Newly Remodeled, W/D hookups
Pet Friendly, $1200/mo
352-375-8256
8-19-25-2

Summer Rates + July Free
on 15 mo lease.
Sun Island 376-6720 sunisland.info 8-19-
09-25-2

BIKE TO UF! HUGE luxury 2006 2bd/2ba
condo for rent, 1.5 mi. from campus. Vaulted
ceilings, slated balcony, W/D, walk-in closets
& more. 1,410 sqft! Avail. May 2009. $950/
mo. 359-1112 or katewallis83@yahoo.com
5-26-09-30-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D. Tile throughout, front gated patio. Pet
friendly. From $689/mo. Call 352-377-1633.
www.lenoxcorner.com 5-28-31-2


PET'S PARADISE
$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. $1598. Avail
Aug 16th 1 year. 665-8166 5-26-09-30-2


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
5-12-09-22-2

2BR/1BA Central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo, incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
13th Street. 376-5887 5-12-24-2

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 $1680/mo Others
avail! www.cozygator.com 352-338-7670
5-19-09-25-2

Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3
BR homes near UF. Some wood floors, all
with CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds, & lawn up-
keep. Rent @ $810-$1275/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com, 352-338-7670
5-19-09-25-2


Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean Studio
& 1-BR vintage apts. near UF & downtown.
All have wood firs, fans, & blinds. Pets pos-
sible. Rent from $595-$750/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com. 352-338-7670
5-19-09-25-2

HAILEY GARDENS 2335 SW 22nd, Newer
2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Bike to Vet school/
Shands/UF. 904-501-5100 $900 6-30-09-
33-2

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage $1170 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
5-19-09-25-2

MOVE-IN SPECIAL-NO DEPOSIT!!
SPACIOUS 3bd/2ba from $750/mo and
2bd/1.5ba from $675/mo. 2 mi to campus.
On bus route. W/D hookups avail. Tile
flooring option. Community Pool and Lush
Green Space. Call 352.373.4423 or email
GranadaApts@CrescentMgmtCo.com.
6-4-09-30-2

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

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

3 Bd/ 2 ba quiet upstairs condo in Creeks
Edge. Recent remodel washer & dryer, cen-
tral a/c, mins to campus on busline, incl cable
& internet. Avail Sept. $1300 furn or $1200
unfurn Also avail by room. 727-410-3617
6-9-09-30-2

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

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

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

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

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

3BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE 2 BLOCKS TO
UF/sorority row. Central Heat/AC, plenty of
parking, DW, W/D. Avail Aug 16th 1 year.
$1350. 665-8166 5-26-09-22-2

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

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

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


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

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 5-12-09-
17-2

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

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.
4-22-15-2

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
4-22-09-13-2

HOUSE DUCKPOND AREA
4BR/2.5BA, W/D, storage bldg, fireplace,
wood floors, glassed-in porch. Avail 8/1. 1st,
last + $200 Dep. $375/mo/room or $1500/mo
for all + utils. Call George 466-0165 4-22-
09-13-2

BLOCKS FROM UF 2 bdrm in 4/2 house
Female roommate(s) needed for 2009-10
$520/month + util. Full-bed, W/D included;
Wireless included; Plenty of parking
Want a home, call Sarah 561-843-7452
5-12-09-14-2

4 5 6 Bedroom Houses
Don't Miss Out You Must See
Great Housing Opporutnities
Close To Campus
Call 352-682-7424 ericmanin@yahoo.com
4-22-09-13-2

2 Bedroom Units
Great Sizes & Locations
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424 ericmanin@yahoo.com
4-22-09-13-2

* UPPER WEST SIDE *
Brand new luxury apartments! Walk to class!
All-inclusive! upperwestsideuf.com. 352-
240-6961 CMC LLLP Lic Real Estate Broker
4-22-09-13-2

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

Historic Duckpond
lbd,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
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available now.
Call 727-686-1404 5-12-09-13-2

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
7-16-09-30-2

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-
2


Nearly new, SW 2br/2ba equipped kit. w/lots
of cupboard space, cer/tile, carpet in bdrms.,
w/d, mins from UF on busline, $1000/mo-ask
about our special! Edbaurmanagement.com-
1731 NW 6th St-375-7104 5-28-09-16-2

MEADOWCREST APARTMENTS *
AFFORDABLE LIVING *
1ST MONTH RENT $99 *
APTS STARTING AT $399 *
PETS OK! CALL TODAY *
** 352-378-3988 **
meadowcrest@wbsproperties.com
5-26-09-15-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 4-22-09-10-2


DUCKPOND HOME NEAR UF
4BR/2BA. Large, fenced yard, W/D. Beautiful
location. $1350. Jeffrey 352-246-5801 4-22-
09-10-2

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
4-22-09-10-2

***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

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
6-16-20-2

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.
kvabraham@aol.com 954-242-4633 4-22-
09-9-2

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
4-22-09-9-2

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-
09-8-2

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-
7199 5-12-09-9-2

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-
2

4BR/4BA Countryside at the Univ
$1700/mo all utilities incl.
Pool/hot tub/fitness ctr-w/d inc
Bike/Direct bus to UF/ShandsNA
408-887-7357, grent4@gmail.com 4-22-
09-8-2

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-
09-8-2

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
5-12-09-8-2






18, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


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
5-12-09-8-2

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
4-22-09-6-2

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
4-21-09-5-2


LARGE 4BR/2BA
fenced lot, lots of trees. Small pets possible
$975/mo. 3 miles to Shands & UF. 222-3311
5-12-09-7-2

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
4-22-09-5-2

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2 MONTHS FREE
Totally Renovated 1 BRs
$39 Moves You In!
$659 Mo. Free Tanning/Cyber Cafe
Great Location. Courtney Greens
375-3077 www.gremco.com
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4-22-09-5-2

MIKE'S HOUSES
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
www.gopinnaclepoint.com 6-9-09-14-2

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

CHARMING 3BR/2BA HOUSE WALK TO
UF/SHANDS. Hard wood floors, W/D, D/W,
1 car garage, ceiling fans, enclosed porch,
fenced backyard. August 1 move in.
For more info/showing CALL 352-262-2407.
6-11-14-2

Less than One Mile to Campus. 2Br/1.5Ba
near Shands and Norman Hall. Includes
wood floors and Washer/Dryer. No Pets or
smokers. $690/mo. 1038 SW 6th Dr 239-
601-2217. See CL for pics 5-12-09-5-2

Luxury Condo 2 blocks from UF
621 SW 10th nr sorority row
Beautiful 2bed 2.5bath large rooms incl
internet washer dryer kitchenTV parking
$1,100 call 332 8835
6-11-09-14-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Condo for Rent at
Nantucket Walk!$1200/mo.includes private
balcony, parking,couch,barstools,washer/
dryer ,granite countertops,etc.Call Cara at
(256)698-1203 or carab@ufl.edu.
5-26-09-9-2


1BR/1BA Brand new large 750 SF, Must see,
1.5 miles to UF, ceramic tile thruout, high
ceilings, small pets ok, Block const. means
quiet & energy savings, Available May 6th.
2145 NW 10 St. $650/mo call Ron 331-6919
5-14-6-2

1st MONTH FREE! CASABLANCA WEST
2 BR 2.5 BA townhouse,
w/d hookups, pool, ceramic tile, $815/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #904
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

BIKE TO UF/WALK TO DOWNTOWN
Large 5 BR house in historic Duckpond,
Wood Floors, w/d hookups, $1895/rent
406 NE 7th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

MARCHWOOD! 1st MONTH FREE!
2 BR 2 BA townhouse,
New flooring & paint, w/d hookups,
Vaulted ceilings, pool, $695/rent
4385 SW 20th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

CLOSE TO OAKS MALL! 3 BR 2 BA,
New ceramic tile & paint, carport, w/d
Hkups, $925/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

BRIGHTON PARK! 2 BR2.5 BA townhouse,
Separate dining, high ceilings, Jacuzzi tub,
pool, $795/rent, 4415 SW 34th St #609
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN! 1st MO FREE!
3 BR 2 BA Duplex, wood floors, lawn/water
included,
Washer/dryer, $1025/rent, 220 SE 8th St #2
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

READY FOR MOVE-IN! 2 BR 1 BA,
New flooring/paint w/d hkups, CH/AC, court-
yard, $575/rent, 535-A NW 26th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 5-12-09-
5-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Costly laminated wd-looking fir. $750-775 XL
3/2 loft apt, new ceramic firs carpet $850.
Nice 2br/2ba gated patio, trees $630 2/2
fancy firs $670 373-8310, 219-3937 5-12-
09-5-2

2BR 1 BA Apts $650/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 4-22-09-4-2

1BR 1 BA Near Sams Club! $425/Mo
Window A/C, Tile Floor, Laundry
Facilities on site. 2901 NW 14th St.
First and Last Months rent required.
References a must.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 4-22-09-4-2


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1BLK TO UF, Central H &Air
Carpet, Laundry Facilities
1236 Sw 4th Avenue
Avail for Fall. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 4-22-09-4-2


Two Blocks from Campus
1 Bed 1 Bath,2 Bed 1 Bath and Studio
All are available Aug. 1
352-377-2930 5-12-09-5-2

Rockwood Villa 3Bd 3 Ba for rent from
June $1200 per month Call Jean 352 317-
3349 5-12-09-4-2

1BR 1 BA Apt w/ xtra room
$600/Mo Total Remodel,
New Carpet, New Tile,
New Appliances. Nice.
3 BLKS to UF. 1029 SW
3rd Avenue Call Merrill Management
Inc 352-372-1494 x10 5-12-09-4-2

3BR 2BA Home near Law School
Terazzo Floors, Central H & Air
Nice and Big. Carport. $990/Mo
640 NW 35th Terrace. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 5-12-09-4-2

3BR 1 BA Home Across from
UF Stadium. $1050/Mo
Wood Floors, Central H & Air
2604 W. Univ. Ave. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 5-12-09-4-2

2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $675/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 5-12-09-4-2


Historic House Downtown 2br 1ba $875
Fully renovated, wood floors vaulted ceilings
low utilities, great neighbors independently
managed and maintained view at
www.pleasantstreet.net 5-12-09-3-2


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 5-12-09-3-2


new 3br/2ba townhouse avl junl
1418 nwl20th way; low rent; W/D
ctrl H/AC; fridge; 2car grg
pvt owner 9492329408/9492186580
swapna_ks6@yahoo.com 6-16-09-13-2


*2BR/2.5BA IDEAL FOR 2 TO SHARE!*
Luxury Townhouse by UF, 2 Master BRs w/
own BA, inet + sec sys wiring, W/D hkup, ap-
pls, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $900/mo
954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
5-12-09-3-2


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


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


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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)
727-410-3617 4-22-09-21-3

June-July, 2/2, $850/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.
305.725.0748. 5-28-09-19-3

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 cavguns@ufl.edu 4-22-10-3

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


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***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

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-
5063 4-22-09-8-3

$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.
BrittanyUF@yahoo.com. 4-21-5-3

$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 jsskynard@ufl.edu 4-22-
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incl, move in May2. call 941 9624981 4-21-
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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
feld06@ufl.edu (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:
tfoxx@ufl.edu or 407-492-6488 4-22-09-5-
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to campus lbr/lbth furn Male 813-985-6348
4-22-09-5-3


1 BLK ACROSS FROM UF/Library West!
$410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking
Glass Apts. Great location, price great-
ly reduced! Can lease through August.
561.261.2249 5-19-09-5-3


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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: csande22@ufl.edu 5-14-09-
7-3

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-
5-3

Summer sublease. Room available in 3/2
house, $350/mo, furnished, includes elec,
cable,wireless,etc.,W/D, fenced backyard,
on bus rt, or easy bike to UF. Avail May 1
thru Aug 15. Call 407 920-2259
5-14-09-6-3

$330/MONTH,ROYAL VILLAGE, FEMALE,
4BR/2B, WILL HAVE TO SHARE
BATHROOM, FULL KITCHEN, FULL
WASHER/DRYER, POOL, LARGE LIVING
ROOM, call 954-609-5488 4-22-09-4-3

$425 Beautiful unfurnished 1BR apt w/ pri-
vate bath, kitchen, & living room. Located
inside downtown Victorian house. Avail May
1-July 31. Utilities not included, pets OK! Call
352-219-7823. 4-22-09-4-3

Oxford Manor (2b/2ba) $475/OBO.
UTILITIES FREE!! 5 minutes from campus.
May 7 August 7. Furnished. Gym, pools,
Internet, cable w/ HBO, W/D in apartment,
unlimited parking, 2 bus routes. (352) 871-
3511 or ckings@ufl.edu 4-21-09-2-3

Jefferson's 2nd Ave May-Aug20 Sublet
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Furnished, includ-
ing 42 inch plasma, utilities included.
Regular-$700/mo, will rent for $400/mo.
Call: (814) 222-4000 5-14-09-4-3

$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
4-22-09-5-3

Sublease a 1/1 in a 3/3 in Tivoli apartments.
large room, private bathroom, walk-in closet,
. 2mi from UF campus. $380/mo + 1/3 utilities
and cable. 954-993-9972 for details. move in
may 11 5-12-09-3-3

Great Summer Sublease for ONLY $390/
MONTH in Cabana Beach! 1/1 in a 4/4.
Clean apt,fully furnished, great amenities,
and short bus ride. Everything included in the
price. Call (239)877-3224. 4-22-09-2-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
8-19-25-4


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-::2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-19-
09-25-4


1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/2BA avail ASAP
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 5-12-
09-52-4

*$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.
4-22-24-4

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

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! 4BR/4BA
Clean & Quiet condo at University Terrace
West.$450 rent includes: Cable, HS Internet,
and ALL utilities Fully furnished. MUST SEE!
Call Dory @ (954)816-1468. 5-14-09-20-4

Female roommate needed. Live in a beauti-
ful new house w/ sec alarm, bus stop, fast
internet, cable, quiet area, pool. Available
May 1st. $450/month. Joyce 941-724-0961.
5-12-09-18-4

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
4-22-15-4

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
4-22-09-14-4

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
5-12-09-13-4

LARGE BEDROOM, PRIVATE BATH,
ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3/3 TOWNHOME
CONDO.
Available Summer and/or Fall. $400 + 1/3
utilities. 301-305-6205. On bus route. 5-12-
09-10-4


FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!
Beautiful 3BR/2BA house in North Wood
Neighborhood.$400 rent+ utilities. Pet
Friendly & on bus route.MUST SEE! Call
Jessica(352)222-6900 5-14-10-4

$425-4br/4ba Fully Furn Condo
All Util Incl. Avail Aug 09
pvt.bath,walk-in closet,w/d,pool
Short ride to UF on 2 bus rts
non-smoking student 954-593-3063 4-22-
09-7-4

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 4-21-09-5-14

1 or 2 rooms avail for clean m/f in 4/2.5 house
forfall. 1 rm avail for sum. Master Bdrm $450,
other $425 + 1/3 util. Rm can be furnished.
Close to campus, big backyard,on bus route.
Call Katie 407-399-7877 5-12-09-5-4

2 ROOMS FOR RENT in a 3/2 house. No
security deposit or last month's rent. 5 mins
from campus. $425/mow/util. Fully furnished.
813-362-7729 5-12-09-5-4

CONVENIENT 1 or 2 female/male students
for 4BR/4BA Countryside units. $425 or
$450/mo unfurn or furn. W/D, cable, inet, util
w/cap, pool, bus rte. Plenty of parking. Avail
8/1 nukkenl@aol.com or 386-676-9703
5-12-09-5-4

2BD/2BA CAMPUS EDGE $500+ 1/2 utl./
month Male UF Student Looking for UF
student roommate, no smoking, no drugs.
Vaulted ceilings and Tile floors.
ufhousing@hotmail.com 5-21-09-7-4

2 bedrooms/bath 4 rent in NE Gville house.
House has wifi, wash/dryer, and 5 min from
uf. Rent is $390 plus 1/3 utilities. Call Jon at
359-9798 5-21-7-4

Roommates wanted for 4/2 house close to
campus. Fully furn except BRs. $500/mo in-
cludes utils, cable, internet, W/D. Avail now
or fall. 352-318-5437 7-9-09-18-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

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


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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 8-19-25-5

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


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

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

$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-
281-0072 4-22-09-12-5

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-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-22-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6


BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6


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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
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Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 4-22-70-7


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
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424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-19-09-25-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
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*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
8-19-09-25-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 8-19-08-
25-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
8-19-09-25-11

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All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 8-19-09-25-11

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
8-19-08-25-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11


***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11


*00000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
8-19-25-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
72-12


*****ATTENTION*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOOO
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12


All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
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8-19-09-25-13


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Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
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BE AN INSPIRATION!
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$$$$ NEED MONEY $$$$
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Summer Jobs
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IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
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MOTHER'S HELPER JONESVILLE
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7-2-30-14

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HCP Services now interviewing for staff RNs,
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PT Window Blind Installer
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09-20-14

THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is
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10-14


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proficient in Microsoft Office. Must have re-
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commitment. Part-time, Flexible Hours.
Interviews on May 6. Email resume to Ashley
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Barn help needed. Evenings and weekend
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Gleim Publications, a leader in account-
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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
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Apply in person, 7:30--8am
Jackson Stoneworks
111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL 5-12-09-8-14

$10/hr -- Display Builder
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CAREGIVER POSITIONS FOR NURSING,
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Kitchen Supervisor, Asst Mgr FOH, Servers,
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5-19-8-14

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Record Specialist I

LifeSouth seeks responsible, organized and
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OFFICE ASSISTANT PT/FT
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5-14

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09-3-14

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5-12-09-3-14

Seeking an honest, reliable person to care
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feeding, egg collection and record keep-
ing. Hours available from 9:00 am-5:30 pm
Monday-Friday only.Contact
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information.


Persons afraid to touch and handle snakes
need not apply. 4-22-09-2-14

HIGHEND HAIR & NAIL SALON
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7833 5-12-09-3-14


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4-22-38-15

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09-30-15


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Sports
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Mooney's return brings improvement to UF defense

I THE JUNIOR SHORTSTOP AND UF PLAY
FLORIDA GULF COAST TONIGHT AT 7.

By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan stresses the impor-
tance of pitching and fielding over and over again.
For most of the season, his team's pitching has
been rocky and the defense awful.
While the pitching still remains questionable, the
fielding is finally coming around.
The improved defensive play has been credited
to the return of shortstop Mike Mooney from injury.
He fouled a ball off his left foot against Tennessee on
March 21 and missed 10 games.
When UF (26-14) takes on Florida Gulf Coast (22-
14) tonight at 7 in Fort Myers, Mooney will take his
spot at shortstop, bolstering a strong Gators defense.
"Moving Josh (Adams) to second and get-
ting Mooney back has really helped our infield,"
O'Sullivan said. "It has solidified things defensively
for us."
Mooney transferred to UF from Palm Beach Com-
munity College before this season with hype sur-
rounding his defense, but his early play on the field
did not back up his glove's reputation.
In the first seven games of the season, Mooney
committed three errors.
Unhappy with Mooney's defense and leadership
at short, O'Sullivan moved him to third and Adams
to shortstop.
Andrew Stanfill/ Alligator Staff Adams didn't fare much better, making six errors
UF's Mike Mooney reacts as a runner safely reaches second base after a close call during the Gators' 5-3 loss to Missis- in 17 games at the position.
sippi on Sunday in McKethan Stadium. The Rebels took the series 2-1. SEE BASE, PAGE 23


SANTA FE COLLEGE

Saints mercy-rule Lakers


By JESSICA ETTER
Alligator Writer

If offense wins you games and defense
wins you championships, the Saints (25-18,
14-7 Mid-Florida Conference) seem a likely
bet to win the MFC this season.
Santa Fe College defeated Lake-Sumter
Community College 12-1 after eight innings
on a mercy rule in its final home game of
the season Monday.
"We hadn't scored against them in 17 in-
nings, and for five innings we only scored 1
run," SFC coach Johnny Wiggs said.
"We have only scored 1 run in 22 in-
nings against Lake-Sumter. I was clearly
concerned."
Keon Broxton scored the first run during
the first inning with the help of three errors.
Broxton got to first base on an error by the
second baseman. After stealing second, he
was able to reach third on a wild pitch. The



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Marlins
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center fielder might have scored off of the
wild pitch, but Lake-Sumter's third base-
man was in the way of Broxton's attempt to
cross home plate.
The umpires ruled that the third base-
man interfered with him, and the Saints
were given the run.

"We have only scored 1 run in 22
innings against Lake-Sumter. I was
clearly concerned."
Johnny Wiggs
Santa Fe College baseball coach

SFC starting pitcher Gary Merians gave
up five hits during his seven innings and
had two strikeouts in the game.
The Saints were hitless until Brett Boze-
man came to bat during the bottom of the
SEE SFC, PAGE 23




* NBA Playoffs (Cavs lead 1-0): Detroit vs.
Cleveland
TNT, 8p.m.
* MLB: Tampa Bay vs. Seattle
SUN, 10 p.m.


Columnist wants another year


omewhere between renting a
minivan in Tulsa, Okla., and
scarfing down chicken and waf-
fles at 2 a.m. in downtown Atlanta, I
realized I have no qualms about saying
this has been the best four years of my
life. I also have no problems saying my
senior year has been the highlight of
those four. It's not even close.
Back in December, I stood on the
field of the Georgia Dome as the Gators
won the Southeastern Conference
Championship, tissue-paper confetti
drenching me and finding ways to get
stuck in my hair. When I got back to
our Atlanta hotel later that night, I un-
covered still more of the colorful scraps
hiding in my pockets.
One month later, I roamed the an-
nals of Dolphin Stadium a place
where I have attended Miami Dol-
phins games my whole life during


*the 2009 BCS
National Cham-
pionship Game
and rubbed
shoulders with
some of the best
EvanDrexler writers in the
business. I hov-
The Drex Factor ered just outside
edrexler@alligator.org the team photo
as the Orange
and Blue celebrated with goofy smiles
on their faces.
I was even in the room when Tim
Tebow delivered his now-famous
speech, so prominent that you can't buy
a commemorative poster without read-
ing the 107 immortal words that make
up "The Promise." When stunned re-
porters glanced cautiously to their left
and right as Tebow stormed out of the
SEE EVAN, PAGE 23


I P S


Today's question: Which UF women's sport will attract
the most fans next spring?

Previous question: What would you add to the Orange
and Blue Game to make it more interesting? (see right for
results)


Percent (Votes)
Skills comp. 44% (11)
Nothing 28% (7)
Diff. QBs 16% (4)
More circle 12% (3)
25 TOTAL VOTES






TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 23


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room, we knew we were witnesses
to something dramatic.
Moments like those have made
my college career and my two and a
half years at the Alligator infinitely
memorable.
Moments like those make me
wish I could come back next year.
Before I came to college, I didn't
travel much. I grew up in South
Florida, and in 20 years, I had never
visited Georgia, found myself in
the central time zone or even seen
snow which I still haven't done.
A history like that made me easily
excitable to see places as seemingly
monotonous as Fayetteville, Ark., or
Hoover, Ala. While colleagues were
complaining about a 6 a.m. plane
trip to Oklahoma with a layover in
Dallas, I was just thrilled to see air-
port terminals in new cities.
I suffered endless insults from
fellow writers and photographers
for getting giddy to cross the Geor-
gia-Tennessee state line, but mo-
ments like that are what made the
entire year special.
With the journalism job market
about as bad as it gets, those in-
stances could be the last time in a
long while that I'm so ecstatic over
so little.
Next season, the UF football
team treks into Starkville, Miss.
By all accounts, Starkville is a ter-
rible place to spend a few days, and
some of my colleagues are dread-


ing that weekend. But I couldn't be
more jealous that the next crop of
Alligator writers will get to make
that trip.
So often in sports, athletes, after
winning a national championship,
will find they don't know what to
do with themselves. After an en-
tire season of painful exertion, late
nights, exhilarating victories and
crushing defeats, they can't possibly
comprehend that the year is done
and the title-clinching game was re-
ally how it ended.
They come to realize the year's
worth of effort not just those ul-
timate three hours in the arena -
was the reason for their success.
That's how I feel now.
I won the jackpot getting to be a
part of UF athletics for four years -
the best four years in Gators sports
history and now that it's over, I
understand that it wasn't about the
successful ending, it wasn't about
standing on the field as time expired
at the national championship game,
it wasn't about composing this final
symphony. It was about all those
things leading up to it, all those
memories that will last a lifetime
and all the fun I had on the way to
this closing column.
Now, as I'm penning my second-
to-last paragraph for the Alligator, I
only wish I had something fans fre-
quently plead for from their heroes
in The Swamp when a professional
contract sits on the horizon.
One more year. One more year.


I Shortstop causing trouble for pitchers


BASE, from page 22


The poor performance by Adams, the lack of
production from either Jerico Weitzel or Clay-
ton Pisani at second and the emergence of Pres-
ton Tucker at first gave the infield a new look
upon Mooney's return.
Tucker's success made it more sensible to
move Brandon McArthur to third base, clear-
ing the way for Adams to switch to second,
where he was voted to the All-Southeastern
Conference Team last season, and opening up
the shortstop spot for Mooney.
The Gators have used that infield in every
game since Mooney returned against Bethune-
Cookman on April 7.
Mooney got off to rough start, committing
two errors in that game, but in the nine games
since, he has only made one blunder.
The errors for the defensive unit as a whole
are down. In the last eight games, UF has only
made three errors, compared to 12 in the eight
games prior.
Even with the recent success, Mooney sees
the season as a letdown for him defensively,


but he is looking for the rest of the season to
define him.
"I missed a couple, then it got in my head,
and it took me awhile to get out of it," Mooney
said. "I'm figuring it out, and I have more er-
rors than I would like to have. As long as I
don't make any more the rest of the way then
it's alright."


Baseball


It's not just his glove that has
kept him in the lineup. Since his
return, Mooney has been giv-
ing opposing pitchers all sorts
of trouble.
In the last 10 games, he has
hit .385 and scored 8 runs while


batting last in the order.
While his batting average has been impres-
sive, his on-base percentage since coming back
has been even better. With nine walks and two
hit-by-pitches, the 5-foot-8 shortstop's on-base
percentage across those 10 games is at a stag-
gering .553, compared to a season-long team
average of .391.
"I do like to work the count, and it is what
I'm good at with my small strike zone," Mooney
said.


Santa Fe still atop Mid-Florida Conference


SFC, from page 22


fourth inning. SFC would
end its final home game with
15 hits, including three from
Bozeman and two each from
Andy Mee, Bobby Triglia and
Alex Godshall.
One of Godshall's hits was
his first career home run.
"Great for him," Wiggs


said. "It was a great way to
end our last
home game
and to see
if we can go
on the road
for three
straight
Wiggs games to
win a con-
ference championship."


SFC is still in first place in
the MFC. The state tourna-
ment in Winter Haven during
the first week of May takes
the top two teams from each
conference in Florida.
"Everyone is solid in this
league. It always comes down
to the last couple of games,"
Wiggs said. "I doubt this year
will be any different."


*






24, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009


UF LACROSSE

O'Leary working to develop lacrosse from scratch


By ELIZABETH DOW
Alligator Contributing Writer

Next spring, women's lacrosse
will make its debut at UF, giving
the Gators the first Division I pro-
gram in the state and the second
in the Southeastern Conference.
UF coach Amanda O'Leary is
up for the challenge of bringing
the sport to Gainesville.
O'Leary is coming to UF af-
ter 14 years as the coach at Yale.
She is ranked fifth in the NCAA
among active Division I coaches
in career winning percentage.
"It was a dream come true to
start a program from scratch,"
O'Leary said.
As of now, the roster is com-
posed of 24 incoming freshmen,
and creating a unified team with
a new program may be the big-


gest challenge for O'Leary.
She hopes to bring a couple
players up from the UF club team
and possibly obtain a few trans-
fer athletes from other schools.
Of the 24 players who have
signed, only one, Jamie Reeg of
Park Vista High, is from Florida.
O'Leary said her staff recruited
from the hotbeds of lacrosse,
mostly in the mid-Atlantic. Sev-
enteen of the players are from
Maryland. The rest are from New
Jersey and New York.
"Hopefully in the future there
will be a little better balance of
some from Florida, but at this
point we felt pretty confident
and happy about the group that
we have coming here," O'Leary
said.
Rachel Smith, a defender from
Ellicott City, Md., is excited to


start on a new team.
"I like how everybody at UF is
so into helping academically and
athletically," she said.
"We want to win national
championships just like
every team on this campus
wants to do. And we're
hoping that it happens
sooner rather than later."
Amanda O'Leary
UF lacrosse coach

O'Leary said many of the play-
ers from Maryland have played
together on the same club teams,
and several are coming from the
same high schools.
O'Leary believes this will
make it easier to mold the fresh-
men into a team.


"They will already have a pre-
established relationship on the
field, and they will know what
each other's moves are, so that
will be a positive for us," O'Leary
said.
Smith will be joined at UF by
two high school teammates, at-
tackers Ashley Bruns and Aman-
da Wedekind.
"I think it will be better to start
knowing people already," Smith
said. "Ashley has been my best
friend, and she plays attack, so I
can get the ball to her."
UF joins Vanderbilt as the sec-
ond team in the SEC to have a
women's lacrosse program. The
Commodores, who have played
since 1996, compete in the Amer-
ican Lacrosse Conference. Since
the SEC does not have a tour-
nament, the Gators will join the


ALC as well.
The ALC includes lacrosse
powerhouses Northwestern -
No. 1 in the country with all 20
first-place votes in the Intercolle-
giate Women's Lacrosse Coaches
Association Poll No. 13 Ohio
State and No. 17 Penn State.
"If we can be competitive
within the conference, we're go-
ing to be competitive nationally,"
O'Leary said. "So that's obvi-
ously a clear-cut goal of ours, to
be competitive within the confer-
ence."
O'Leary has high hopes for the
team's first season.
"We want to win national
championships just like every
team on this campus wants to
do," O'Leary said. "And we're
hoping that it happens sooner
rather than later."




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