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THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


Thieves target cell phones at campus gym


Cell phones have been the tar-
get of a recent spate of thefts at
the Southwest Recreation Center,
according to reports filed with the
University Police Department.
Four phones three iPhones
and one BlackBerry were re-
ported stolen from Sunday to
Tuesday.


In all of the cases, the alleged
victims were playing basketball
and left their phones somewhere
nearby, only to find them missing
when they returned.
While two phones were sim-
ply lying on the ground, one was
tucked in a shoe and another was
inside a backpack.


The first incident occurred Sun-
day between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m,
the second incident
On occurred Monday
Campus between 6 p.m. and
8 p.m. and the last
two happened just after midnight
on Tuesday, according to the re-
ports.


One theft reportedly occurred
inside the building. It wasn't clear
whether the other phones were
stolen inside or outside.
"There are folks who hang out
there that wait for people to put
stuff down," said UPD Lt. Robert
Wagner.
He said the thieves or thief


- who stole the phones could be
students dressed in gym clothes
who don't seem suspicious.
"We highly recommend that
people do not leave their stuff un-
attended out there," Wagner said.
"There's lockers to store stuff se-
curely."
THOMAS STEWART


AROUND GAINESVILLE

RTS to add new


routes, buses


By ALEXANDRA LAYOS
Alligator Contributing Writer

More buses and a new
route may make UF's campus
more accessible this fall, but
the changes will come out of
students' pockets.
On Aug. 16, Route 22, from
Forest Park to UF, will begin
service and additional buses
and runs will be added to sev-
eral routes, according to The-
resa Harrison, Regional Tran-
sit System spokeswoman.
"[This] will provide more


seating and hopefully a bet-
ter transit experience that will
reinforce and encourage more
people to ride the bus," Har-
rison said.
The changes will be funded
by a 68-cent increase to the
UF student transportation fee,
which students pay in addi-
tion to tuition.
The UF Transportation Fee
Committee approved the in-
crease from $6.11 per credit
hour, to $6.79 per credit hour,
totaling $345,853, Harrison
SEE RTS, PAGE 10


Regional Transit System Changes Effective Aug. 16:


New Route:
Route 22: Forest Park to UF,
two buses, from 7 to 11 a.m.
and 2 to 6 a.m.

Reinstated Route:
Route 29
Beaty Towers to Cobblestone
Apartments with two buses


Expanded Service:
Route 12 until 3 a.m.
Added Buses:
Route 21,
one bus, 10 hours per day
Route 34,
one bus, eight hours per day
Later Gator F will be removed


Real estate agency puts local condos on auction block


* 44 UNITS WILL BE AUCTIONED.

BY SHELBY NEICHOY
Alligator Contributing Writer

With the housing market slump in full
force, developers and real estate agents are
looking for creative ways to sell properties.


Developer Peter Wenzel is hoping buyers
will be persuaded to open their wallets on
June 27 when 44 of his condos at The Gables
go up for auction.
"This is very exciting for Gainesville,"
Wenzel said. "It is the first real estate auction
of this caliber."
Both two-bedroom, two-bath and three-
bedroom, three-bath condos are for sale. All


units include a kitchen, washer and dryer and
attached garages.
The National Auction Group
Local will conduct the sale. Company
News president William Bone said the
location and speed of the sales
will attract buyers. The first five condos will
be sold regardless of the offer, he added.
"If you bid a dollar and no one bids two,"


Bone said, "it's yours."
Matt Price, a realtor and condo specialist
for Campus Realty, said that while auctions
often pay off, a buyer should be prepared to
make repairs to the property.
"Assuming a few more risks," Price said,
"you can get a better deal."
The auction will take place June 27 at 11
a.m. at The Gables.


UF junior golfer
Tyson Alexander
(right) will be the
third generation
of his family to tee
off in the U.S. Open
today. He earned a
spot with a second-
place finish at an
Orlando qualifier.
See Story, Page 25.


Judge lifts injunction, work to resume on Everglades bridge


MIAMI A federal judge in Miami has
lifted an injunction that prevented the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers from building a
one-mile bridge on a road through the Ev-
erglades.
The Corps claims the bridge is needed to
help restore natural water flow through the
Everglades.
The work was challenged by the Micco-
sukee Indians, who consider the Everglades
their ancestral home.


U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro on
Tuesday dismissed the case and lifted her
previous injunction.
She cited the 2009 Omnibus Act, in which
Congress funded and ordered construction
of the bridge. The judge says she no longer
has jurisdiction.
The project is part of a multibillion-dollar
plan to restore the Everglades.
The Miccosukee tribe plans to appeal.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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teen driver early Tuesday morning. GPD is offering ride-alongs in response to recent crimes near
campus. For a story on Student Body President Jordan Johnson's experience during his ride-along
Monday night, visit alligator.org.


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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

News Today


ON CAMPUS
Student busted for stealing
abandoned bicycle
If you've ever thought about
nabbing an abandoned bicycle off
a bike rack on campus, maybe you
should think again.
A UF student biking to the gym
last week saw a bicycle he figured
was abandoned and decided to
take it home.
As a result, he was banned from
that part of campus and is facing
possible sanctions from UF.
The 23-year-old senior, who
spoke on condition of anonymity,
said the bike was rusty, missing its
front tire and looked like it hadn't
been ridden in a long time.
There wasn't even a lock on it,
he said.
So, after deliberating, he de-
cided no one would care if he just
took the bike home and gave it to
his friend who needed a bike.
But as he was walking along
Museum Road with the two bikes
- the one he rode there and the
newly acquired one a Univer-
sity Police Department officer
spotted him and questioned him.
The officer eventually banned
him from the Lakeside Residen-
tial Complex, where he found the
bike, and referred him to UF's Stu-
dent Conduct and Conflict Reso-
lution.
The office heard his case on
Monday and told him there was
a good chance he won't face any
additional sanctions.
If that turns out to be the case,
the student said he would also pe-
tition UPD to lift its ban.
But if UF decides to punish
him, he could face anything from
conduct probation meaning he
couldn't study abroad or be an of-
ficer in a student organization -
to suspension or expulsion.
The student said he wouldn't
have taken the bike if he knew
someone still wanted it but real-
ized what he did was wrong.
He said he shouldn't have as-
sumed it didn't belong to anyone.
"From now on I will make sure
that I don't make an assumption
just based on convenience," he
said. "I was very glad I was cor-
rected."
UPD Lt. Robert Wagner said,
even though the bike was likely
abandoned, it's still a case of sto-
len property.
"He took something that wasn't
his, and he knew it wasn't his,"
Wagner said. "That's wrong."
The bike is now in UF's posses-
sion, and UPD's property manag-
er will try to locate an owner. If no
one claims the bike, it will be sold
at auction like other abandoned
bikes that UPD collects.
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UF signs up for


Twitter account


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@a Iligator org
It took a while, but UF finally
has an official Twitter account.
Steve Orlando, UF spokesman,
said UF's press office just couldn't
resist the Twitter hysteria any
longer, so he finally registered an
account which can be found
at twitter.com/UFNow on
Wednesday.
"You can't ignore it," Orlando
said of the popular messaging ser-
vice, which allows users to post
messages with a maximum of 140
characters. "You do it at your own
peril."
He said UF decided to bite the
bullet after a member of the press
team attended a conference with
other university press officers
where they discussed the merits of
Twitter.
So what has UF tweeted about?
The first two posts are about
two books written by UF profes-
sors that appear on Oprah's sum-
mer reading list.
As of Wednesday night, UF had
seven followers and was following


the tweets of Wyclef Jean, Nick
Cannon and John Mayer, among
others.
Orlando said those accounts
were automatically added when
he signed up and he would figure
out how to remove them later.
Orlando said he doesn't quite
understand why other people
Twitter about some of the things
they do.
"You can't ignore it. You do
it at your own peril."
Steve Orlando
UF spokesman

"It's usually about, 'Oh jeez,
I just went to the bathroom,'" he
said. "Who cares?"
He said UF's tweets will usu-
ally be limited to about one per
day and will likely be a summary
of the most important news release
of the day or other UF news that
didn't make it into a news release.
A few UF colleges, like the Col-
lege of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and the College of Journalism and
Communications, already have
Twitter accounts.






4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


SG to pay


$300K for


lab upgrade

By SARA WATSON
Alligator Writer

A student senate bill allocating
$300,000 for improving the Student Gov-
ernment computer lab passed Tuesday
night.
The proposed layout for the lab was
approved by a fire marshal, Senate Trea-
surer Maryam Laguna said.
"We'll hopefully have it ready in fall
when students get back to campus," she
said.
Laguna said she is also looking into
improving the Reitz Union copy center
and hopes to model it after a University
of South Florida "one-stop print shop."
She plans to conduct a survey to see what
students need and hopes to meet their re-
quests with the new printing center.
Voting on funding for a proposed bug
exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History was postponed until the first
meeting of Summer B to allow senators
more time to research and decide.
Sen. Neil Gun-
Student davda said he is more
Government inclined to vote for
the $60,000 allocation
after speaking with a museum employee.
"The fundamental point is that with-
out SG money, this exhibit wouldn't hap-
pen," Gundavda said. "We can whine
and complain about other budget cuts,
but this one we can actually do something
- we can provide funding."
Maj. Brad Barber of the University Po-
lice Department attended the meeting to
speak about public safety and the possi-
bility of expanding SNAP to include off-
campus locations.
"SNAP is very dear to a lot of folks out
there," he said.
Barber said traveling in groups is the
most important thing students can do
to remain safe in the College Park area,
which has seen muggings, robberies and
other criminal activity over recent weeks.
"It's a common sense approach that
you've heard for many, many years,"
Barber said.
Senators also approved two bills to
fund upcoming student projects, allocat-
ing $2,140 to the Mayor's Council for an
outdoor movie series called "Movies Un-
der the Stars."
The event will feature four mov-
ies played at various outdoor locations
around campus.
Though created last year for graduate
families, the event is open to all students.
The movies have not yet been chosen,
but potential films include "Australia,"
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Moulin
Rouge!" and "Bride Wars."
Another $2,250 were allocated to help
the UF branch of Camp Kesem, a national
camp with student branches for children
whose parents are or were victims of can-
cer. The bill was passed in a roll call vote
64-4.
At the end of the meeting, Sen. Josh
Roberts requested that senators refrain
from partisan attacks. Senators will have
two weeks to ponder Roberts' request, as
senate is out of session until July 7.


STUDENT LIFE

Gator perseveres despite head trauma
By JESSICA CHAPMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer F -" I


She walks her class route through the UF campus sev-
eral times before each semester starts. She goes to bed at
10 every night, and she gets up at 8 every morning. She
writes exactly what she did that day in her journal and
reviews it before she goes to bed.
Abby Mize was in a car accident.
On Nov. 12, 2005, a car crashed into Mize's Toyota
Echo as she left bowling practice at Palm Beach Central
High School, where she was the captain for the varsity
bowling team. The accident was two days before the
team went to a state competition.
The car spun around three times and came to a stop in
the middle lane. She was ejected from the back window
halfway through the first spin.
The accident caused traumatic brain injury, damaging
her frontal and temporal lobes and her optic nerve. As a
result, she has no peripheral vision on her right side, has
third-nerve palsy in her right eye, which prevents the eye
from constricting and moving up, and some short-term
and long-term memory loss.
"I remember interacting was extremely difficult (im-
mediately after the accident), even now, but I think it
bothers other people more than it bothers me," she said.
Mize was in a coma for seven weeks out of the four
she spent in the hospital following the accident. But Mize
said the experience was fun.
While she was in the coma, Mize dreamed she was in
heaven with God, and he would tell her what was hap-
pening around her.
The doctor thought she would die before Christmas,
and Mize's parents switched doctors soon after that.
Mize said she had to relearn even basic conversation
skills after the coma. When she was going through physi-
cal therapy, she and her mom would call a friend, put the
phone on speaker and practice speaking with others.
Learning to walk was the worst part of physical ther-
apy though, Mize said.
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Abby Mize, 20, a sophomore speech pathology major at UF, is pic-
tured in her Gainesville condo Wednesday. She survived a trau-
matic brain injury that she received in an auto accident.


Hit and Run
A University Police Department officer walks a scooter that was involved in a traffic collision on the corner of
Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road Wednesday morning. A woman riding the scooter was hit by a bur-
gundy van that drove away after the accident at about 10:45 a.m. UPD is seeking the van driver for hit and run
charges, according to Robert Wagner, UPD spokesman. Further information was not available.






THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


RESEARCH

UF works to uncover cause of Lou Gehrig's disease


By ABBIE PARKER
Alligator Contributing Writer


UF and the University of Califor-
nia at Los Angeles are using artificial
stem cells in an attempt to cure Lou
Gehrig's disease.
The schools will apply for an-
other five-year grant from the Na-
tional Institute of Health, which has
funded collaborative research on the
disease between UF, UCLA and the
University of Texas since 2005.
The current grant will expire in
April.
According to UF neuroscience


professor David Borchelt, if the
grant is awarded, a team from UF
and UCLA will try to find the cause
of the disease, technically called
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Its
more informal name comes from
former Yankees player Lou Gehrig,
who retired in 1938 because of his
illness.
According to Borchelt, the team
will request $5 million to be dis-
bursed in $1 million increments over
the next five years.
"We are asking for the most
money possible for the project," he
said.


According to Borchelt, most of
the money will go to UCLA, which
will have three
labs working
on the project,
whereas UF will
have one lab.
While UF will
continue to use
cultured cells,
UCLA biochem-
istry professor Ju-
lian Whitelegge, who has worked on
the project since its advent in 2005,
said the biggest change to the project
will be adding an artificially made


stem cell model.
Whitelegge said in the next five
years he hopes to find a way to slow
the progression of the disease and
develop a drug that can stop it.
There are about 5,000 new cases a
year in North America and only 500
are the inherited version, which the
project focuses on, Borchelt said.
There are more than 30 different
types of inherited ALS, and each
type gives a different life expec-
tancy for the victim, said Mercedes
Prudencio, a UF doctoral student on
Borchelt's team.
In some cases, a person can have


a year and a half before being put on
a respirator, Prudencio said. But in
other cases, a person won't see seri-
ous effects for 20 years or more.
Stephen Hawking, a professor at
Cambridge University known for his
publications, has suffered from ALS
most of his adult life. Diagnosed at
the age of 21, Hawking, now 67, uses
a machine to help him speak.
According to his Web site, his
condition has progressed more
slowly than an average case of ALS.
"It is sad to see people paralyzed,
conscious and [still understanding]
everything," he said.


Despite economy, UF's endowment sees 1 percent gain


* UF HAS RAISED $62M IN PRIVATE
DONATIONS SINCE JANUARY.

While UF is braced for $42.2 million in
budget cuts, it's also been raising money -
about $62 million in private donations since
the beginning of January. And to top it off,
UF's endowment has finally posted gains.
The endowment a pool of private do-


nations and state matching funds invested in
stocks and fixed-income securities is up
just over 1 percent, totaling $1.01 billion.
That's down from a peak of about $1.27
billion in May 2005, according to numbers
provided by Mike Smith, chief investment of-
ficer of the group handling UF's investments.
For the fiscal year, which began in July, UF's
endowment is down about 18 percent.
The $62 million that UF raised so far this


year follows record fundraising in Decem-
ber, when UF received $64.9 million.
Since UF began its
U F Florida Tomorrow capital
Finances campaign in July of 2005, it
raised about $899 million.
The goal is to hit $1.5 billion
by September of 2012, which means UF is al-
most $80 million ahead of schedule.
Donations are down this fiscal year, with


about 91,000 donations bringing in about
$127 million. Last year at this time, UF had
received about 113,000 gifts for about $151
million.
Carter Boydstun, director of the cam-
paign, said he's happy with the numbers.
"We're pleased with where we are, espe-
cially given the economic conditions," Boyd-
stun said.
-THOMAS STEWART


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Editorial
W ith the unforgiving humidity of a Gainesville summer
sucking the life out of you like a disgruntled ex-boy-
friend, the Department of Darts & Laurels encourages
you to relax and crack open an ice-cold Zima.
Too bad we aren't in Japan.
Hell, forget about mediocre "maltemative" beverages for a
second and give your favorite fraternity bro a hearty fist pound
because Summer A graciously bows out mafiana.
Before we celebrate at Ginnie Springs and watch our stom-
achs turn redder than that lobster you demolished at Bally-
hoo's, the Department of Darts & Laurels proudly presents this
week's never-celebrate-a-trivia-night-victory-with-highlighter-
colored-martinis-at-Downtown-101 edition of...



Darts & Laurels

In the world of sports, referee and umpires sometimes eject
unruly players from the game. But an entire crowd getting the
boot? There's something you don't see every day.
For completely overreacting by ejecting an entire crowd for
heckling at a baseball game, the Department of Darts & Lau-
rels tosses a hope-you-had-fun-because-that's-the-last-game-of-
your-career DART at umpire Don Briggs.
Was this a booze-fueled, expletive-laden, barn-burner
between the Yankees and Red Sox? Try an Iowa high school
game.
Call it an unspoken tradition passed on from generation to
generation, the act of attempting to deface one's high school
yearbook is as American as prescription pill abuse. The Depart-
ment of Darts & Laurels awards a you-sir-are-a-man-amongst-
boys LAUREL to the Shaker Heights High School artist for
drawing an F-bomb on the cover of the yearbook. Wasn't that
the name of some second-rate Shia "I used to watch my parents
have sex" LaBeouf movie made back in the day?
When boredom ensues, the average person may turn to food
or YouTube, but for a celebrity? Gratuitous nudity. For tweet-
ing a link to a disturbingly gaunt topless photo of herself, the
Department of Darts & Laurels chucks a you're-no-longer-our-
favorite-ginger-girl DART at Lindsay Lohan. There's no deny-
ing the fact that Lohan, if given a burrito or 12, can turn heads
with her looks, but hell, have you seen the photo?
Trust us, it isn't quite "Mean Girls" Lindsay, if you know
what we're saying.
Beyond his physical prowess on the basketball court, Presi-
dent Barack Obama demonstrated yet another stunning skill on
Tuesday. The Department of Darts & Laurels presents a maybe-
Obama-missed-his-true-calling LAUREL to the commander-in-
chief for effortlessly killing a fly during an interview on CNBC.
No word yet on whether insect-rights lobbyists are up in arms
over the horrific incident.
If you've frequented a local watering hole or seven, getting
up close and personal with the bar's bathroom is nothing short
of an alcoholic right of passage. For getting locked overnight in
a drinking establishment's restroom, the Department of Darts
& Laurels launches a have-you-smelled-a-bar-bathroom-after-
a-long-night-of drinking? DART at the puke-scented mystery
man. At least the bar didn't charge him extra for not closing out
his tab.
Let's face it not everyone is cut out to handle the rigor-
ous demands of a late-night talk show. No Conan, not you. The
Department of Darts & Laurels extends a we-haven't-laughed-
so-hard-since-we-first-watched-the-Slapchop-infomercial
LAUREL to Artie Lange for tearing Joe Buck to pieces during
the premiere of "Joe Buck Live." Lange's tour-de-force perfor-
mance showed viewers exactly why Joe Buck should rethink
the no-tie, unbuttoned-collar look on HBO and keep his act in
the FOX broadcast booth.
One of the gems from the show wasn't even from Lange, but
rather former Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Michael Irvin who
witnessed the verbal massacre from the audience.
"It's just refreshing to see white-on-white crime."
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Guest column

Government employees earn too much


very summer we realize that another year has
passed. We inch closer and closer to that terrible
moment when we have to move beyond UF and
figure out something to do with our lives.
In the short run the answer is difficult. We've all
played that game. In the long run the answer is easy.
Work for the government. Why? Pensions, of course!
The gap between pensions and benefits between
the public and private sectors is jaw-dropping at best,
criminal at worst. Private sector employees are over-
whelmingly put on retirement plans called "Defined-
Contribution" plans. Think 401(k). The employee puts
in however much he or she chooses, invests it accord-
ingly and rides the waves of the market.
Government employees, on the other hand, usually
get "Defined-Benefit" plans. Think pensions. When they
retire, they get a paycheck every month based on how
much time they put in and their salary. Defined-Benefit
plans used to be the norm for everyone. Then the pri-
vate sector learned that these were, in fact, too good to
be true. Pension plans helped drive companies like GM
(which spent $103 billion in pensions over the last 15
years) into bankruptcy, and the government had to step
in to save them. The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corpo-
ration, which assumes the pension plans of failed com-
panies, is now running a multi-billion dollar deficit and
may face total liabilities of more than $100 billion.
Does anyone else smell a bailout?
Sadly, government pension plans are in even worse
shape. According to USA Today, government pension
plans have about $4.7 trillion in unfunded liabilities
- more than the entire US government (even under
Obama) spends in a year.


S But the great thing about the
government plan is that it is backed
by statute, unlike private plans,
which are subject to market forces.
When trust funds run out, taxpay-
ers come in. The government has
Jonathan Lott a grossly unfair, uncompetitive
letters@alligator.org advantage over the private sector,
and in recent years public employ-
ees have been making, on average, 42 percent more in
compensation than private employees.
Some public employees are even getting star-studded
retirements. A 42-year-old police chief in Delray Beach,
for instance, recently retired with a $65,000 per year sal-
ary and full health care. He subsequently took a new job
as a police chief and continued working.
The system is wrong, granted. But under the Obamu-
nist regime government it is not getting any smaller. If
the government grew under Reagan, we can only imag-
ine where it will be in four years. Add that to the fact
the unions have a stranglehold on almost every level of
government, and you can be sure that dream of a cozy
government retirement at age 50 isn't going anywhere.
You could do the right thing and fight the system
and vote for people who will bring back fiscal respon-
sibility. But that takes so much effort. The much easier
option would be to become a bureaucrat, sit behind a
desk frustrating the hell out of people for 30 years and
retire on the taxpayers' dime in Guadalajara.
Don't worry; there's no shame in this. After all, 25
million public employees can't be wrong.
Johnathan Lott is a is a political science and economics
junior.


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Letter to the Editor
Fans need to keep themselves in check
I went to the NBA Finals in Orlando this
past weekend, and a fistfight almost erupt-
ed in my section after a group of rowdy,
young Magic fans bombarded the Lakers
fans in front of me with an endless chant
of "LA sucks!" First of all, Orlando fans,
people who live in prefab, cookie-cutter
houses, should not throw stones. But more
importantly, where on earth do you get the
idea that your basketball team being up 10
points has anything to do with your city be-
ing any better than anyone else's?
Now I realize that these guys were just
having some fun at the expense of the visit-
ing fans, but the attitude here points to a
much bigger social deficiency that a lot of


people have. And that is thinking that your
sports team's success has anything to do
with you. That's right, Gator Nation. When
Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer raised that
trophy back in January, it meant that they
had accomplished a great feat. You, how-
ever, had accomplished absolutely noth-
ing. "We" did not win anything. A bunch
of extremely talented people who don't
know you from the homeless guy asking
for change in front of the Kangaroo won.
And don't you forget it.
I'm not saying that one should not take
some small amount of joy in his or her
school or city's team winning a game. Any
time you can find happiness, take it. But
don't come after me if your school's team


beat my school's team as if you are some-
how now better than me. Or, worse, your
school is somehow better than my school.
All you need to do is look north to Tallahas-
see to see that athletic success has absolute-
ly nothing to do with scholastic quality.
Similarly, if you are the type of person
who is depressed and refuses to go out af-
ter "your" team loses, you are just flat out
pathetic. You still have a job, right? Your
car didn't get repossessed because Tim
Tebow got stuffed on a 4th and 1 against
Ole Miss. Your girlfriend didn't dump you
because the Dolphins blew a 14-point lead
in the fourth quarter. But she probably will
if you let your disappointment over their
loss last any longer than it takes you to turn


off the television.
If your life is so empty and meaningless
that you need to live vicariously through
a bunch of people you don't know to feel
good, then you need to do some serious
self-examination.
Treat sports as what they are: Reality
TV with uglier people. The result of a game
shouldn't really affect your mood any more
than the results of "Survivor." You didn't
do anything, good or bad, so get over it and
move on.
Turn off the TV, go out and live your
own life and leave the emotion of the games
to those who actually played them.
Matthew Meltzer
8JM


Guest column

Failing economies shouldn't put pressures on friendships


One of the more ignored side
effects of a recession is the
toll it takes on friendships.
It seems kind of silly to worry
about this when, in times of eco-
nomic hardship, physical worries
dramatically outweigh emotional
ones. After all, it's easy and prob-
ably not wrong to take an attitude
of first figuring out if you can make
rent this month, then speculating
if your BFF charm bracelet is shiny
enough.
But it's worth noting, because, at
least anecdotally, financial difficulty
is one case where friendships can be
more likely to accentuate how tough
things really are than to provide an
escape.
An underwhelming job market
means people can't be picky about
where they get a job. "Proximity to


loved ones," once a reasonable crite-
rion when deciding where to work,
is now, at best, sentimentally naive.
At worst, it's irresponsible.
And even if you're willing to
stand boldly and declare that being
close to the ones you love is impor-
tant enough to stake your career on
it, it can be devastating when you
realize your loved ones are simply
unable to make the same gesture.
Geography is a bitch, and no mat-
ter how many promises are made
to keep in touch with friends back
home, there's always an expectation
to start living lives away from each
other. It's draining to be someone's
perpetual lifeline, and it's unfair to
place somebody in that position.
The result is a game of emotional
chicken that frequently boils down
to, "I need you, but not so much that


Joe Dellosa I freak you
Speaking Out out."
Intuitive-
ly, this should
be a boon to new friendships, but
that's not always the case. People in
the market for new friends are often
people who just had to face the harsh
realization that not all relationships
are permanent and may decide that
transient relationships are more
trouble than they're worth.
Really, that's the most poisoning
thing a recession can do to friend-
ships the deprioritization of
friends can all too easily lead to an
attitude of indifference toward cur-
rent relationships and an attitude of
skepticism toward future ones.
This is all a lot direr than it really
is of course. Strong relationships can
survive most anything, and even


if they don't, the ephemerality of a
friendship shouldn't diminish its
meaning. But the recession acts as a
stress test for relationships and as a
stark reminder that the strength of a
relationship isn't measured by how
well things go when times are good,
but how strongly two people work
to protect it when times are bad.
Last week, I visited a friend in
Virginia whom I hadn't seen in
years. We kept in touch in the inter-
im phone calls, letters, Christmas
gifts, Facebook but it wasn't until
I saw her again did it fully sink in
how different we had become.
She drove me back to the airport
on my last day in Virginia. We did
the goodbye stuff outside the termi-
nal hugs, I love you's and a kiss
- and I told her that it's clear we've
become different people, but if she's


in, I want to protect our friendship
because she's still important to me.
She grinned in a warm, you-
totally-rehearsed-that-in-your-head
sort of way and said with a smile,
"I'm in."
With a major particularly sensi-
tive to economic downturns, I'm
faced with a gloomy job outlook
- an internship is no guarantee of
a job, and a job is no guarantee of
a career. Thus, any talk of wisdom
gleaned from the recession is usu-
ally met with cynicism from me.
I do feel, though, I've learned one
thing from the recession: There are
so many reasons why friendships
fail, and it's our responsibility not to
let the stupid shit be among them.
Joe Dellosa is president of UF's Hu-
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Gville to become first


butterfly city in nation


By ROBERTA 0. ROBERTS
Alligator Writer

Gainesville is known for its alliga-
tors, bats and, soon, butterflies.
The City of Gainesville will receive
its Butterfly City Certification, the first
being awarded in the nation, for its
butterfly rain forest at the Florida Mu-
seum of Natural History.
"It's my favorite place on the
globe," said Gabriel Hillel, one of the
founders of the Butterfly Education
Project, the organization granting the
certification.
Hillel and Peter Johnson, who owns
his own small butterfly garden, started
the quest to recognize Gainesville for
its butterfly rain forest after students
at the Caring and Sharing school for
kindergarten to fifth grade enjoyed the


time they spent learning about butter-
flies and making butterfly art.
"People get excited about going
green, energy and light, but it is hard
for children to grasp these concepts,"
Hillel said.
According to Hillel, designating
Gainesville as a "Butterfly City" will
help continue to teach
Local children how fragile
News the environment is
while creating some
excitement in eco-tourism.
Gainesville has been designated as
a "Tree City" for almost 25 years, and
Hillel hopes this new "Butterfly City"
designation will bring in more tour-
ists.
"What 'Tree City' did for 20th cen-
tury, 'Butterfly City' will do for the
21st century," Hillel said.


Officer injured in bar brawl


* THREE PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED.

By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

A fight near 8 Seconds in downtown
Gainesville early Tuesday led to three arrests
and two Taserings and sent an officer to the
hospital after he was hit with a concrete brick.
It's not clear what triggered the incident,
which happened around 1:40 a.m. Witnesses
said two men were fighting before police ar-
rived. After one of the men allegedly involved
in the initial fight was Tasered and handcuffed,
another man, surrounded by six officers, was
brought to the ground after being Tasered.
A woman, who declined to be identified,
left and began crying, saying that she touched
the man's arm and was also shocked.
The already angry crowd of about 20 peo-
ple became even more agitated after this, with
many of them yelling at the officers and accus-
ing them of police brutality.
"They did not have to Taser him," said Kyle
Griffin, 22, a Santa Fe College student who
watched the scene unfold. "They pointed the
Taser at me too, and I wasn't even part of this
fight."
One of the men arrested, Justin D. Chesser,
22, was observed punching another man in the


face and head multiple times, leaving a cut over
the man's left eye and bruises on the left side of
his face, according to a police report.
After being read his Miranda rights, Chess-
er told police the man "got near my girlfriend
and was talking bad about my girlfriend so I
whipped his ass," according to the report.
"I have to get really mad to do something
like that," he told officers in the report.
Another man who was arrested, Cory A.
Stephenson, 22, was Tasered after refusing to
leave the scene, according to a police report.
"They did not have to Taser him."
Kyle Griffin
Santa Fe College student

Instead of leaving, the man turned to face of-
ficers and then pulled his arms away and struck
an officer in the chest several times when police
tried to handcuff him, according to the report.
He also pushed the officer, the report states.
He was Tasered for five seconds in response
and then Tasered for another five seconds after
he refused to remove his left arm from under
his body, according to the report.
The third person arrested, Camalyne Rod-
gers, 19, was taken into custody after she
sneaked past officers and kicked Chesser, who
was on the ground, until officers restrained her,
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CITY GOVERNMENT

Commissioner fights for kids


By ROBERTA O. ROBERTS
Alligator Writer
Deliberations continue as Com-
missioner the Jack Donovan tries to
persuade local government to add
disadvantaged children as a pro-
tected class under the city code of
ordinances.
If passed, the city of Gainesville
would be the first in the country to
have disadvantaged children as a
protected class.
"We don't have a bigger group
that's discriminated against than
that group," Donovan said in
Wednesday's Equal Opportunity
Committee meeting.
Donovan gave examples of how
socioeconomically disadvantaged
children don't get the proper start
in life.
"A disadvantaged child hears
three negative words for every
positive word," Donovan said in the
meeting, "and that is the opposite
for middle-class children."
Donovan suggested that adding
disadvantaged children as a protect-


ed class would promote more city in-
volvement and funding of programs
and organizations geared toward
at-risk children, such as early learn-
ing programs and Partnership for
Strong Families, a local organization
that offers child welfare services.
"Social change will only work if
[efforts] are supported and backed
by a government," he said.
"Social change will only
work if [efforts] are sup-
ported and backed by a
government."
Jack Donovan
Gainesville City Commissioner

"We need to hold ourselves ac-
countable in a way we haven't held
ourselves accountable before," he
told the committee.
Jimmie Williams, Office of Equal
Opportunity director, said he sup-
ported the idea absolutely, but that
there would be some major road-
blocks.


One of the biggest roadblocks
might be from a legal standpoint.
Charlie Hauck, senior assistant
city attorney, said that it would be
hard to prove whether a potential
ordinance violator knew of a per-
son's socioeconomic status.
"Say the criteria for discrimina-
tion is having a household income
under $20,000," Hauck said. "People
don't have signs on their chests that
say 'I have a household income of
20K."'
"You can see if someone is Afri-
can-American or a woman, but [in-
come level] is not an obvious charac-
teristic," Hauck said.
Because of the unknown legal
implications the change in the dis-
crimination section of city ordinanc-
es may possess, city legal staff will
have to further research the issue
before presenting it to the City Com-
mission.
In the meantime, Commissioner
Craig Lowe said the community
needs to prioritize education to be
"just as desirable as scoring a touch-
down on Friday nights."


Transportation fee will

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RTS, from page 1

said.
UF spokesman Steve Or-
lando said the changes di-
rectly benefit UF students.
"I think it's important to
remember that those routes
they are talking about are in
areas where there is a large
student population," Or-
lando said. "Other people
might benefit from it, but the
students are going to be the
heaviest users."
RTS worked with the UF
Transportation Committee
to redesign the routes with
UF's service goals in mind,
Harrison said.
Orlando said that the


upcoming changes made
through the partnership be-
tween UF and RTS will have
far-reaching benefits.
"I think it benefits the
students
because it
makes it
easier for
them to
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from cam-
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also gets
more cars off the road, so it
benefits the environment as
well," said Orlando.
Schedule brochures will
be updated with the new
routes and will be available
on bus stop kiosks and the
RTS Web site.


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music

Band brings 'The Mighty Zep' to UF

JULIANA JIMENEZ + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER


What happens on stage at a Get
the Led Out concert is something
unlike anything any Led Zeppelin
fan has ever experienced.
It is something probably not even
"The Mighty Zep" themselves could
have envisioned.
But it must be made clear that
concert goers are not in for an im-
personation of original Led Zeppe-
lin shows, or even something like a
studio session.
"It's like it's 1975 all over again,"
said Paul Sinclair, lead singer and
one of the three original band mem-
bers of Get the Led Out, one of the
country's "premiere tribute bands."
The band will make its Florida
premiere Friday at 7:30 p.m., at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Per-
forming Arts.
Unlike the original format of
Led Zeppelin, Get the Led Out
consists of six members (instead
of four), and a female vocalist,
Diana Desantes, who comes on-
stage for the song "The Battle of
Evermore."
The band, which is hailed as
the "American Led Zeppelin,"
started five years ago when bass
player, Paul Piccari, called Sinclair.
Piccari heard of Sinclair's hard-
rock style and of guitar player Paul
Hammond and wanted to put to-
gether a Led Zeppelin show with
them.
But the guys didn't want to be
like other tribute bands that dress
up in costumes, learn, play and re-
peat long improvisational jams.
"I wanted to do something en-
tirely different," Sinclair said. "We
want to give [the fans] all the solos,
the sounds, the guitar riffs what
they're asking for."
Sinclair said there is a whole
subculture of tribute bands, and the
competition is fierce.
But the tribute scene implies im-
personation, a term they don't like.
Though the band members' goal
is to perfectly recreate the sounds
and moods of Led Zeppelin, their
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"One thing I learned was that
when Led Zeppelin recorded their
songs, it was about capturing a mo-
ment," Sinclair said. "It wasn't as
thought-out as I thought it was."
He said it is a real exercise in
memory to learn someone's improv
from start to finish.
"They jammed around those mu-
sical ideas and created something
unique," Sinclair said. "Recreating
that is something next to impos-
sible."
So long as everyone does their
homework, it takes only a couple
rehearsals to master some songs, as
is the case with "Nobody's Fault But
Mine." But of course, every song is
different.
The music gets smoother, better


(People are hungry
for this kind of rock. ,
Paul Sinclair
Lead vocalist

and closer to the record each time
they play live, Sinclair said.
To this day the band still revisits
songs it learned five years ago.
Recently, they learned how to
play the main guitar riff in "Whole
Lotta Love" even more like the orig-
inal. This was a particularly difficult
song, and to them, one of the biggest
rock songs of all times.
"With the pursuit of perfection
and the enthusiasm of the audience
it doesn't feel like we're playing the
same songs over and over again,"
Sinclair said. "Trying to make it that
much closer for the fans makes it a
challenge every single time"
Sinclair approaches the music as
a fan.
"The experience of a concert to
me is pretty thrilling," Sinclair says.
"If I weren't singing, I'd be watching
in the audience 'cause these guys are
so awesome."
Drummer Andrew Lipke, is well


known in Philadelphia for his inter-
nationally acclaimed '80s pop-rock
band, Hit the Ground Running.
Lipke is considered by fellow
band members to be a prodigy
and a musical genius. He plays the
harmonica, the banjo, electric and
acoustic guitar and keyboards. He
also does selected vocals and per-
cussion for the band.
Sinclair himself also plays the
harmonica for the band and on his
own time plays drums, guitar and
keyboards. But professionally, all
his energy is focused on singing and
managing his band.
"It's like having five girlfriends,"
he said.
Managing a crew of 17, that is
eternally on tour is taxing, he said.
"Sometimes you wonder, 'what
did I do, I could've become a doc-
tor, a lawyer,' but when you're on
stage, and you're looking out at
1,000 people who are huge Led
Zeppelin fans, for those moments,
it is total and utter bliss," Sinclair
said.
When the band plays for more
familiar crowds, they will some-
times introduce original songs.
"People are hungry for this kind
of rock," Sinclair said.
Their own music has a strong in-
Led Zeppelin influence. Singers like
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith are the
reason, Sinclair said he made his life
the mess it is.
Sinclair and guitar player Paul
Hammond have been playing to-
gether since they were kids.
They are now traveling all over
the country and have had offers to
go abroad.
"Now, the sky's the limit," Sin-
clair said.
The band members want to take
the sound and fury of "The Zep"
across the country and around the
world to the big arenas where Me-
tallica, Aerosmith and other greats
have played.
"Doing this is a freaking joy,"
Sinclair said. "I plan on doing this
until my last gaping breath."


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Harn exhibit invites


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KARINA GALVEZ + AVENUE WRITER
Two men discussed the dimensions in Esphyr Slobod-
kina's paintings on Tuesday afternoon. I saw a jumping fox
in one of them.
The paintings in the "Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pio-
neer of American Abstraction" exhibit, which opened at the
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art June 16, inspires imagina-
tive thinking and interpretation each piece is an invita-
tion to think outside the box to find its meaning.
Slobodkina a Siberian-born, American abstract painter
started her career as a children's book illustrator, making
collage illustrations from colored paper.
The imagination unleashed in these projects continued
through her career, and her paintings and sculptures re-
mained collage-like.
Slobodkina's illustrative work, full of vivid color and
whimsical patterns, lends itself perfectly to the creative fic-
tion of children's books. Her continued use of color in later
works is delightful as is her continued inspiration in collage-
like work. Several pieces in her collection
SArt are composed of an eclectic assortment of
\ review materials such as postage stamps, news-
paper sheets and fabric swatches, which
layered onto a canvas, are in perfect agree-
ment with each other.
There is a sort of cohesive theme in the exhibited works
- something along the lines of future and travel. A part of
the collection is arranged around the concept of a boat and
its construction.
The construction pieces are all focused on similar simple
lines, showing the framework of a boat their distinctive-
ness is in the artist's capability of using unique brushstrokes
and raw materials to create the feeling of differentiation.
The futuristic aspect of her work is apparent in the "Jour-
ney into the Future" piece and the related studies, which are
also on display. The piece, inspired by a photo of men in a
telescope, can be interpreted as a colorful depiction of what
one might see in the future world or, more simply, a bright
outlook on things to come.
The evolution of her sculpted works is also a sign of her
innovative nature as they transition from wood and iron
pieces in her early career to more complex metal pieces and
the use of computer parts in her later career.
Slobodkina lived to be 94 years old, and her creativity
and imagination never slowed down.
The pieces she created in the last years of her life, are just
as vibrant and creative as those created in her illustrating
days revealing a woman who adapted well to the chang-
ing times and embraced the innovative spirit of the future.


YJ


around gainesville


Kickstand trades bikes for labor


RICHARD IWANIK-MARQUES + AVENUE WRITER


Nestled on the corner of South-
west Depot Avenue and South
Main Street lies an old red brick
warehouse which, to the untrained
observer, appears to be aban-
doned.
Inside, The Kickstand bustles
with activity.
At 5 p.m. on Monday, in-house
mechanic Andy Lievertz and his
co-worker, a homeless man who
calls himself Joe, scurry back and
forth grabbing wrenches, checking
tires and adjusting brake cable ten-
sions.
In the back area of the large
room, which was converted into a
fully functional bicycle repair facil-
ity in 2008, nine patrons repair flat
tires and replace broken spokes.
The seven other people in the
shop peruse through The Grave-
yard, a messy corner, piled high
with the frames of some 50 or more
donated bicycles.
The buzzing crowd is diverse,
made up of UF students, lifelong
Gainesville residents and a hand-
ful of homeless men and women
with a common purpose: cycling.
Unlike most bicycle shops, The
Kickstand is a bicycle collective.
Rather than pay a flat rate for bi-
cycle repair, cyclists can go to The
Kickstand to fix a flat tire or even
take advantage of the "Earn-A-
Bike" program, which teaches pa-
trons how to build an entire bike
from the ground up in exchange
for time or a spare parts donation.
The "Earn-A-Bike" program
entails selecting a frame from The
Graveyard and working with one
of the mechanics to build a bike
from scratch, Lievertz said.
"We will assign a value to the
bike, lets say $80. We will allow
them to work for the bike at $10 an
hour, so that $80 bike will be worth
eight hours of work," he said.
Many of the people who benefit
from the program cannot afford
a bicycle. The Kickstand's unique
service offers them an opportunity


Kichard Iwanik-Marques / Alligator
A homeless man, who goes by the name Joe, adjusts the rear derail-
leur on a customer's mountain bike at The Kickstand, Monday.


to learn how to build and maintain
a bicycle at no cost.
"It's for people who can't af-
ford these sorts of things," Joe said.
"Just donate your time."
Joe knows what it is like to be
deprived of something because
of financial shortcomings he is
homeless.
In the 17 months since open-
ing, The Kickstand's cordial staff
has built the shop a reputation as
a friend of the homeless.
A bulletin board displays a joint
Certificate of Appreciation from
The Alachua County Coalition for


the Homeless and Hungry and
The City of Gainesville/Alachua
County Office on Homelessness.
But it's not the recognition that
keeps Lievertz coming in to volun-
teer but rather the feeling of satis-
faction he gets from helping out.
"It's a pretty regular thing that
someone will come here. Maybe
they don't have a lot of money, or
maybe they are homeless." he said.
"When I can get someone like that
set up with the 'Ear-A-Bike' pro-
gram and put a bike into the hands
of someone who really needs it, it's
a golden feeling."


* Witty, intelligent men set off 'gaydar' for some


w ERIK VOSS + AVENUE WRITER
Two months ago at a concert, a girl
0 started grinding up against me. It's not
often a lady grinds on me first, especially
* with her boyfriend fuming nearby. So
naturally I took great pride in the feat.
I later found out the girl thought I was
0 a homosexual.
This is a terrifying blow to my repro-
Sductive self-esteem. That girl didn't think
I was creepy, or ugly, or mentally re-
tarded she thought I was gay. At least
AM y, ugly, a retarded A canr


game over. Sure, they'll dance with you,
touch you, ask your advice but no sex.
Their vaginas are as open as a Chik-Fil-A
on a Sunday.
Lately, my romantic life has been
flashing before my eyes. I feel like I'm
Bruce Willis at the end of "The Sixth
Sense," reevaluating all my previous flir-
tations with the dread of uncovering the
conspiracy that's blinding me from my
own homoerotic pheromones.
When I sensed interest, was I merely a
Bspective shopping partner? Did they
simply ignore all the passes I made?
"You got me! I wasn't flirting. I'm just
you/friendly neighborhood homo, pre-


paring girls for when actual straight guys
hit on them. Now, where did you get that
purse?"
When it comes to my sexuality, the re-
cord sets itself "straight." And by record,
I mean the history tab on my Web brows-
er. While a handful of those sites may
have been hetero, I'm banking Freeones.
com shall set me free.
And if I survived four years of high
school drama club wearing "Rent" T-
shirts and still came out the other side
with a fondness for vaginas, my face be-
longs on a goddamn roll of paper tow-
els.
I know I'm straight, so how come


they don't? My speech pathologist sister
says the sibilant "s" is barely noticeable.
I don't use hair products. I generally
abstain from making out with dudes in
public.
Maybe my wit is cock-blocking me.
Girls don't expect much cleverness from
guys, so my approach might imply the
wrong thing: "Who does he think he is,
Oscar Wilde? Keep this one away from
my little brother."
Still, I'm not dumbing myself down.
You have to be true to yourself and tell
the rest to take it or leave it.
I just hope "she" takes it and "he"
leaves it.


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Nearly a year later, former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom
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Boots Riley of political hip-hop duo The Coup have made a scathing and
entertaining statement with "Street Sweeper Social Club" with lyrics
like "May your champagne not bubble/ May your pinotbe sour/ May that
white stuff you snort be 96 percent flour." Despite Morello's unimaginative
bass lines and Riley's refusal to rap over complex guitar work, the 2000
breakup of Rage is looking more like an evolution than an ending.
The Hilltop Hoods State of the Art * *
Selected Tracks: "Chase That Feeling," "Chris Farley," "Last Confession"
Hailing from Down Under, the Aussie trio Hilltop Hoods has been
selling out shows throughout their kid-sized continent in support of
the new album "State of the Art," but despite the slight "G'day mate"
accents, a kangaroo reference and a track built on Men At Work guitar
play, these hipsters sound like something out of Oakland, not The
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is still the same old country boy.
Armed with a sappy croon,Hank ackles the loss of old friends, veteran
pride, an obligatory tribute to his father and a call out to his Blues
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Campus. Cable/Internet only.
305-788-5681/Windsor515@gmail.com.
7-28-09-30-1

Female roommates needed for 3/3, own bed/
bath, washer/dryer, at Windsor Park, near
34th and Archer. Close to UF on bus stop,
pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $450, 1/3 utilities.
Prefer clean and studious. 407-361-1154.
7-30-09-38-1

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


1 MONTH FREE RENT 4/2 CONDO FOR
THE FALL University Commons ONLY
$399.00.LESS THAN 2 Miles from UF on
bus route
386-336-5738.tinkierani@yahoo.com 7-2-
09-14-1

$400/mo incl everything. Own BR w/full bath
& walkin closet in 4BR @ Countryside. Free
util, DSL, upgrade cable, W/D. Pool etc. $200
deposit. 2 avail May 15th, 1 avail Aug 1st.
Year lease req after Aug 1. 352-281-4588
7-7-09-15-1

350/mo Countryside @ the University 4/4
with W/D Newly remodeled. Furnished. Call
352-274-3089 or email
redfox8979@gmail.com
8-28-30-1

$1600 4br/4ba, june/july $800, 4 private
bathrooms, wood floors, 55" plasma TV, w/d,
fridge, oven, stove, disposal, furn or unfurn
bus 20, 21 1M to SW rec 2M to shands con-
tact Hank 3864514122 rrouth@ufl.edu 7-2-
09-14-1

condo Immediately Available forSummerand
Fall leases. Private Bathrooms! washer and
dryer. utilities cable and internet included.
Quiet Great for graduate/medical students.
Make me a reasonable Offer! Dave 407-579-
3136 ufproperty@gmail.com 8-6-23-1

*$395* rooms available in 4/4 Countryside
Condo starting summer or fall. Free internet
and cable! On bus routes 9 and 35, very
close to UF campus on SW 23rd St. Call
352.514.3398. 6-18-11-1

*$395* 1/1 available immediately or summer/
fall in 4BR/4BA University Terrace condo.
Free internet & cable! On bus rts 12 & 35.
Minutes to UF & shopping on SW 34th St.
352.514.3398. 6-18-11-1

2BR/2BA Condo at University Commons in
Archer Road. 1/2 Mile from UF! Furnished,
Washer/Dryer, Pool. $399/mo Per Room. On
3 Bus Routes, Avail Aug 15th. Call 561-723-
0191 or email fa_alfaro@yahoo.com 6-18-
09-10-1

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
6-30-09-10-1

Three bedroom out of four are available for
rent, furnished with utilities included. Near
UF and Shands, $400.00 a month. Call 352-
795-1870 or 352-266-4114. 9-3-09-30-1


New 2/2.5 condo, 1400 square feet, Near
movies, bars, bus, UF. $1100+, 1-year lease
min., no pet fee, some furniture included.
Contact Scott: 770-559-0702 or
scott@dtcperspectives.com. 6-30-9-1

Rooms for Rent-UF students preferred. $400/
mo 4BR/4BA, $200 sec dep. Cable, internet,
utils, up to $40/rm/tenant. W/D. Clubhouse,
pool, fitness & bus to campus. Yr lease Aug
1st, 09 July 31st '10 386-445-0043 6-30-
09-9-1

Campus Edge Condo- great location
next to Campus. Walk to class. Available 8-1.
3 BR. $400.00 each. Pool, Gym, washer and
dryer. Call Liz 717-805-5092 or
edicosimo@comcast.net 6-30-09-7-1

La Mancha
Furnished room 4 rent $325 2 blks to UF/
Shands/ VA includes dsl, utilities, cable free
call 352-284-7304 6-30-09-6-1

SUPERB FURNISHED CONDO!! Females
only. University Terrace. Share Fabulous
4BR/4BA upgraded furnished condo w/
students. 4 min to UF Everything incl. Fall
$465/mo, Summer $425/mo. 239-248-2667
6-30-09-6-1

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 6-30-6-1

2bd/2bth cozy, furnished townhouse, SW
Gainesville Haile Plantation, $980/mth.
Available Aug 1. Call (352) 331-3183. 7-14-
09-10-1

LIVE IN LUXURY @ WINDSOR PARK.
3Bd/3pvt Bths. Rent incl: Utilities, Cable,
High-speed internet, Washer/Dryer, Newly
furnished+plentiful Amenities!NO SECURITY
DEPOSIT! ONLY $490 CALL 305-984-4245!
6-30-09-5-1

Great apt for rent: $350 + utilities per month
- new and gated building in Countryside
Apartments; prompt management; fully fur-
nished; 4 bed/4 bath w/ walk-in closets; bal-
cony; spacious living room; kitchen; laundry
room; wireless Internet 813-731-7914 7-9-
8-1

$525/month- 2 rooms in beautiful 3/3 condo
<10 min from UF All Utilities Included! Own
bathrooms and wireless internet! Female
nonsmoker no dogs or cats please Call
Rachael 3215144371 6-30-5-1


How To Place A Classified Ad:


In Person:
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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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offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.






18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


CREEKS EDGE CONDO
newly renovated 2BR/2BA, furnished,
washer, dryer, pool, all utils, cable, internet.
$1150. 305-785-2015 7-21-09-10-1


1 MONTH FREE RENT with 1 year lease-
Rooms in 4/2 CONDO-$379, $50 sec depos-
it, less than 1 mile to UF, fitness, computer
lab, tennis. Cable included. Call 305 803
1160. University Commons 7-21-09-10-1


2BR/2BA Capstone Quarters Condo, Archer
Rd, mins from UF & Shands, bus route, W/D,
available for 2 semester lease, $800/mo,
954-452-3600 or diwool@aol.com 7-2-09-
5-1


DUCKPOND
Room in 3BR house w/2prof males. Bike to
UF. $395/mo + 1/3 utils. Mature, responsible,
non-smoker. No pets. Call Patrick 872-8388
7-2-09-5-1


Room for Rent in House
off University. 3/4 mi to campus
nice neighboorhood and house
female roommates
$480/mo call 239-851-2507 7-23-10-1


$1500 4br/4 private baths, clean, wood floors.
55" plasma TV, w/d, fridge, oven, stove, gar-
bage disposal. furn or unfurn. bus 20, 21.
1M to SW Rec 2M to Shands. contact Hank
3864514122 rrouth@ufl.edu 7-30-09-11-1


Campus Edge- Desirable 3 BR condo next to
campus. 2 free months with one year lease.
call Liz for details. Available 8-1. 717-805-
5092 7-16-09-7-1


Luxury Home on Paines Prairie
4BR/4.5BA Furnished $3,250 mo.
Minutes to UF and Shands
Contact Brenda, 352.339.6545 7-9-09-5-1


2/2 AT THE GABLES. GARAGE, WASHER/
DRYER/, GATED, POOL, TENNIS,
BASKETBALL, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD,
WELL MAINTAINED, END UNIT, CLOSE
TO SHANDS. $1100/MO. 321-698-7579.
7-9-09-5-1


SICK OF ROOMMATES? Immaculate small
efficiency, w/d premises. W/S incl. a/c, NS,
No pets. 1.5 mi S UF/Shands. Quiet, 2 Bus
routes. Avail Aug 1, $485/m 561-313-1549
7-28-09-10-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 8-17-09-25-2


HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2


UPSCALE 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $499 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly! W/D and Free Parking
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
8-17-09-25-2

LOW PRICE! HUGE FLOORPLANS!
1 BR $573 2 BR $664 3 BR $775
HUGE floor plans! Pets Loved!
* Bus stop Pools Green courtyards
* Open 7 days/wk 335-7275
8-17-09-25-2

The ONLY Apartments Downtown
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
Studios from $525
One Bedrooms from $699
Two Bedrooms from $463/bed
Three Bedrooms from $490/bed
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*We Love Pets
Limited availability-call for specials
338-0002 www.arlingtonsquare.org
8-17-09-25-2
A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD!
MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST!
1 BR $499 2 BR $567
Quiet Pools Bus stop
S Walk/Bike to UF & Shands
* Pets Loved 372-7555
8-17-09-25-2

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 8-17-09-25-2

$35 moves you in!
1/1 $549; 2/2 $649
3/2 -$899; 3/2.5 -$1029
4/2.5- $1220
Pet friendly, pool, B-ball/tennis courts!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
8-17-09-25-2

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 8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-25-2

** 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


AS BIG AS A HOUSE
Includes garage!
2/2 and 3/3 Available Fall
As low as $371 per person!
372-0400*MadisonPointe.org
8-17-25-2


THE LAURELS Tt

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Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!! Of GaineSVille


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
8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-09-25-2

Cobblestone Townhomes
Gainesville's most unique floorplans!
2/2 with loft/den only $1099.
3/3 with window seat only $1299.
Ask how to get one month free
or $1000 cash back!!
$0 due at signing!
Cobblestoneuf.com 352-377-2801
8-17-25-2

The Perfect Price for Your Perfect Place
1/1 From $639 2/2 From $740*
3/2 From $899 4/3 From $1099
Pet Friendly*Close to UF & Shands
(352) 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
8-17-09-25-2

Ready to Move On Up?
ONE MONTH FREE
Pool*Jacuzzi*W/D in Unit
1,2,3 Bed!*FREE Tanning!
Let Greenwich save you green! 372-8100
8-17-09-25-2



boardwarl artments
Move in today & pay $0 Move in Fees
1/1 from $649; 2/2 from $725; 3/2 from $825
W/D Available (352) 377-7401
www.biketouf.com
8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-09-25-2

***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-17-09-25-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 8-17-09-25-2


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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-$684 2/2-$512w/all util 3/3-$426w/all util
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
8-17-09-25-2


PET'S PARADISE
$500 $600. No app or pet fee. 2BR, privacy
fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 7-2-09-38-2





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1's from $499 2's from $699
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
8-17-09-25-2



Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's lost
what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


Save Money. Live for Less.
HUGE 1&3 Beds
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Move-In Now or Fall 2009!
Spacious Townhouses from $465/person
Awesome Move-in Specials!
Washers & Dryers*Pool*Park Free
5 minutes from UF! 338-0002
8-17-09-25-2




MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
2/2's- $1030 3/3's- $1380
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Water
ParknRide Bus Route Always be on time!
www.museumwalk.com 379-WALK
8-17-09-25-2


THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
8-17-09-25-2




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
8-17-09-25-2


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
8-17-09-25-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
8-17-09-25-2


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
8-17-09-25-2


2 BLOCKS TO UF!
2/1 and 2/2 FROM $380-$499 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
SPIN TO WIN!
WIN up to a $500 Visa GC
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2


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
8-17-09-25-2


Gainesvie rPl(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
8-17-25-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
8-17-09-25-2






APARTMENTS
*Fully Furnished*All Inclusive*
Roommate Matching
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
8-17-09-25-2


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. 8-17-25-2

WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1 BR/$495 to $550/mo
2BR & 3BR $560 to $1050/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
8-17-09-25-2


SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $575 2BRs from $655
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 sunisland.info
Lower deposit for grad students!
8-17-09-25-2


100+ Apts: Walk to UF
Free Roommate Finder Utility & Furn Pkgs
4b $479/b*3b $649/b 2b $425/b lb $749
Studio $615 Photos & Virtual Tours
352-376-6223 www.ForRentNearUF.com
8-17-25-2


Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website! T --BE
Just goto _t & Q
www.alligator.org/classifieds
V isa and Mastercard accepted. OUR PRICES ARE FLIPPIN' SWEET!
1 MONTH FREE AND NO FEES!!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
Furnished Apts w/ALL APPLIANCES INCL!!
Water, Cable, FREE Tanning, 24 HR GYM,
FREE UF PARKING!!!
Less than 2 miles from Campus!!
TheLandingsUF.com 352-336-3838
8-17-25-2


---STUDIO! Walk to UF~~~
New Kitchen & Bath*Wood Flrs*Pet Friendly
Newly Remodeled*Choose: Furn. or Unfurn.
Utility Pkg & Walk in Closet* 352-376-6223
www.Gainesville-Apartments.com
8-17-23-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios and 1 BR as low as $599
$0 MOVE IN FEES
SPIN TO WIN!
WIN up to a $500 Visa GC
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2


** 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
8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-09-25-2

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
8-17-09-25-2


Hate Your Roommates? Why share?
Check out our Studios & 1/1s
Leasing for Fall from only $525!
Washers & Dryers*Alarms*Park Free
5 minutes from UF! 338-0002
8-17-09-25-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
****PRACTICALLY ON CAMPUS!***
$950/mo 2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands &VA
tile fir, W/D in unit Avail fall 239-250-6149
6-18-09-64-2


Luxury Apts @ UF
Brand New Apts 2 Blks from UF Classes
W/D, Granite countertops, Walk-In Closets,
Free Roommate Finder Svc. From $649/br
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
8-17-25-2

1BR apts each w gated courtyard
quiet Palo Verde Apts SW 23rd St &
34th PL. $525 month Small pets OK
New carpet U.F. cows across the st.
352 377-2150 leave a message.
7-30-09-71-2

BRAND NEW CAMPUS VIEW PLACE!!
Steps to UF, Norman Hall and Sorority Row.
Many SPECIALS being offered right now
Union Properties 352-373-7578
They're going fast so stop by to see our
Model and secure your unit for the Fall!
Model located at Campus View South
1185 SW 9th Road
www.rentgainesville.com
8-17-09-25-2

NEWLY RENOVATED CHELSEA LANE
Close to UF and shopping. 1 bed 1 bath
Remodeled units incl: Dishwasher, W/D,
Microwave, new cabinets & fixtures.
Remodeled $629 Non remodeled $560
Going fast so call now.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
8-17-09-25-2

UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
4 bed 4 bath w/individual leases. $325/mo
Some utils incl. Roommate matching avail.
Close to UF & on Busline.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
8-17-09-25-2

ONE MONTH FREE!
1/1 as low as $550 & 2/2 for $820
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pet Friendly!
FREE UF PARKING!
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2


Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 8-17-09-25-2

**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 7-2-
09-42-2

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 8-6-09-66-2

Summer Rates + July Free
on 15 mo lease.
Sun Island 376-6720 sunisland.info 8-17-
09-25-2

1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D. Tile throughout, front gated patio. Pet
friendly. From $689/mo. Call 352-377-1633.
www.lenoxcorner.com 6-30-09-38-2

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

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







20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


*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
8-17-09-25-2

1 BLOCK FROM YOUR CLASSES & LABS.
$550 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

We have REAL 1/1s
Available Now and Fall
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
4 blocks to UF- GATORSIDE
1600 NW 4 Ave, 400 sq ft only $450
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
6-30-09-27-2

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 6-30-
09-26-2

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
6-30-09-26-2

$$BEST VALUE IN TOWN$$
2, 3, & 4BD SUMMER & FALL APTS
ABSOLUTE LOWEST RENT IN COMPLEX!
EXCELLENT locales, SPACIOUS layouts
WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
**GOING FAST!! SUBLEASES LIMITED**
Call 352-682-7424 ericmanin@yahoo.com
6-18-09-8-2

**ATTRACTIVE HOUSES**
4-6 BDRM $1650 $2500
YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
NO APPLIC FEES, PETS WELCOME
YOU WANT IT, WE GOT IT!!
Call 352-682-7424 ericmanin@yahoo.com
6-18-09-8-2

NANTUCKET WALK *
UPPER WEST SIDE *
Brand new luxury apartments! Walk to class!
All-inclusive! nantucketwalk@cmcapt.com
352-240-6961
8-18-09-13-2

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

Spacious 2BR/2.5BA avail 8/09. Excellent
location. Peaceful. Close to UF/Shands. Bus
route. 3552 SW 30th Way #143, Victoria
Stn. Free W/D, cable, parking, pool $900's.
kvabraham@aol.com 954-242-4633 6-30-
09-22-2

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

CASABLANCA WEST
2 BR 2.5 BA townhouse,w/d hookups, pool,
ceramic tile, $815/rent
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2

COMPLETELY RENOVATED!
1st Month Free! 2BR Bike to
Shands, UF & vet school! Ceramic tile,
Fenced yard, pets considered! $650/rent
2644-B SW 31st Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2


BIKE TO UF! August Free!
5BR 3BA, lawn service incl,
Fireplace, carport, w/d hkups, $1800/rent
3920 SW 20th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2

WALK TO UF!
4 BR 2 BA, wood floors, Garage, lawn
service, washer/dryer,
$1600/rent 3106 W. University Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2

POOL HOUSE WALK TO UF! 4BR 2BA,
Wood floors, lawn & pool svc incl, washer/
dryer, Carport,
$1850/rent, 3005 W. University Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2

QUIET & CONVENIENT! 3 BR 2 BA
House biking dist to UF, wood floors, carport,
Large screen porch, w/d hkups,
$1295/rent 1740 SW 37th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
16-2


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 fan-
cy firs $670 373-8310, 219-3937 7-2-12-2

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 7-2-09-18-2

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 7-2-18-2


1BR 1BA Apt $550/Mo
1BLK TO UF, Central H &Air
Carpet, Laundry Facilities
1236 Sw 4th Avenue
Avail for Fall. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 7-2-18-2

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 7-2-18-2

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 7-2-09-18-2

2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $650/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 7-2-09-18-2


* 4/2 CLOSE TO CAMPUS *
3962W.Univ.Av. Liv,din,&familyrms.Allap-
pliances including washer/dryer.Fireplace
& hottub.$1375.333-9874,317-7346. 7-2-
09-15-2

1 BR/1BA Golf Course Condo
Close to Santa Fe and N. FL Regional
Hospital. Vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer,
pool, fitness center and more! $795 per
month. (352)494-6688. 6-18-13-2

One Month FREE!
Zero move-in costs
1BDR from $539.00
Private Patios
Gator Village 352-372-3826
www.gremco.com
8-17-09-25-2


One Month FREE!
Zero move-in costs
Studios from $499.00
Adjacent to Butler Plaza
Sundowne 352-377-2596
www.gremco.com
8-9-09-25-2


One Month FREE!
Zero move-in costs
1BDR from $559.00
One mile to UF, Schands, & Butler Plaza
Sunrise 352-372-4835
www.gremco.com
8-17-09-25-2

WALK TO CLASS! AUGUST FREE!
3 BR house, Bonus room, carport,
washer/dryer, wood floors, Porch,
$1300/rent, 304 NW 26th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

VICTORIA STATION! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 2.5 BA TH, washer/dryer, high ceilings,
separate Dining, pool,
$800/rent, 3552 SW 30th Way #146
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

ADORABLE HOUSE! Cute 2 BR 2 BA,
parquet floors, Large screen porch, lawn svc
incl, w/d hkups, Jacuzzi tub,
$845/rent, 1019 NW 43rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

WALK TO UF! 2 BR duplex,
CH/AC, hard surface floors, will
Consider small pet, $825/rent
120-A NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

DUCK POND CHARMER! 2 BR
House, carport, parquet floors, sunroom,
Stainless appliances, w/d hkups, $895/rent
537 NE 9th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

FALL RENTALS ARE HERE!
1, 2, 3,4 & 5 BR Houses & apartments!
Contact us for pricing & availability!
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
12-2

$1000- $1400 3BD Houses, Walk or Bike to
UF, central air, W/D hook-ups, pet friend-
ly, fenced yards, wood floors, see photos
rentalworkshop.com (352) 505-9264
7-30-09-22-2

$500- $700 2BD apts. Historical downtown,
W/D hook-up, central heat & air, porches,
Bike to UF 10 to 15 min, great size! Cute!
rentalworkshop.com (352) 505-9264
7-30-09-22-2

$1000- $1650 4&5 BD Houses, Walk or
Bike to UF, central air, W/D hook-ups, pet
friendly, fenced yards, wood floors,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com
(352) 505-9264 7-30-09-22-2

$500- $7001 BD apts. Historical downtown,
W/D hook-up, central heat &air, porches,
bike to UF 10 to 15 min, great size! Cute!
rentalworkshop.com (352) 505-9264
7-30-09-22-2

$525, 1BR apt, spacious,very quiet, energy
efficient, private gated patio, Trees w/lots of
greenspace, 1807 NW 10th St. prefer grad/
mature person.(352)376 0080; (352) 284
3873; postj@bellsouth.net. 6-30-09-13-2

DUPLEX $700 2 BR 1 BA dishwasher, wash-
er, dryer,large back yard, UF close & down-
town, quiet, 724 NW 19 AVE. Cats, prefer
grad or mature person. (352)376 0080,(352)
284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 6-30-09-13-
2

2 Bdrm 1 Ba. Unique custom apt w/porcelain
tile thruout. All new bath (tub,tile,toilet,vanity
,lighting). Spacious kit w/new stainless appl.
Bdrms have new carpet,ceiling fans. Drapes
& blinds thruout. Avail. cable/Internet. W/D.
Near bus route. Sorry no pets. $735/mo. Call
727-423-9463. 7-2-09-13-2


*$395*- rooms available for fall in beauti-
ful 4/4 Countryside Condo. Free internet
& cable! On bus routes 9 & 35; minutes to
UF campus & shopping on SW 34th St. Call
352.514.3398 6-18-11-2.

EFFICIENCY, 2 Large Rooms
Only + shared bathroom. Across from
Stadium. Kitchen has frig, most people
Bring in a hotplate or microwave. No Stove!
1830 NW 1st Ave. $340/Mo. Please drive by
then call to view. Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 7-2-18-2

2BR 1BA Apt 1 BLK to UF!
Carpet, Central H & Air $700/Mo
1234 Sw 1st Avenue #A. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 7-2-18-2

1 Room Efficiency, 300 Sq. ft. Tile
Floors, Window A/C, Screened Porch
Across from Stadium.
1806 Nw 2nd Avenue $450/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 7-2-18-2

SOUTHFORK OAKS! 2 BR 1.5 BA TH,
Pool, living/dining combo, w/d hkups, close
To everything! $775/rent,
2300 SW 43rd St #1-3
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

POOL HOUSE! 2 BR with bonus room or 3rd
BR, Large screen porch & deck, wood floors,
fireplace, Living & dining rooms, $1050/rent
includes pool svc, 738 NW 24th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

WALK TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1BA duplex,
Living/dining combo, screen porch, w/d hk-
ups, $795/rent, 623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

QUIET BUT CONVENIENT! 4 BR 3 BA
house, 2 master suites, lawn service includ-
ed, sunroom, fireplace, w/d hkups,
$1200/rent, 917 NW 40th Dr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

STEPS TO CLASS! 4 BR 2.5 BA house,
Living, dining & sunrooms, w/d hkups,
CH/AC, $2000/rent, 1107 SW 1st Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

DUCK POND! 3 BR 2 BA house, lawn svc
Included, wood floors, screen porch, fire-
place, Washer/dryer, $1250/rent,
107 NE 9th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

ADORABLE TOWNHOME! 2 BR 2 BA with
Loft area, w/d hkups, private yard, new floor-
ing Before move-in, $775/rent,
2946 SW 39th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

BIKE TO SHANDS & UF! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 1.5 BA TH, Ceramic tile, w/d hkups,
living/dining combo, Pest ctrl incl.,
$650/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

DUCK POND DUPLEX! 2 BR 1 BA duplex,
Wood floors, carport, w/d hkups,
lawn svc incl,
$725/rent, 922 NE 5th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2

THE GABLES! 1 BR 1 BA, garage, washer/
dryer, Screen porch, pool, clubhouse, $850/
rent 4700 SW Archer Road #110
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2


DOWNTOWN STUDIO! Cute studio with
Eat-in kitchen, bonus room, deck, ceramic
tile Throughout, $475/rent,
417 2 SW 2nd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
10-2


Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
rage $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 8-17-09-23-
2


1/1 in a 2/2 for fall 09. The Gables-beautiful
condo. $600 includes utilities/cable/inter-
net. Prefer female. No pets. lyr lease.
mkb2886@ufl.edu or 7275105561 for more
info. 6-18-09-10-2


2BR/1 BA Cent heat, mobile home from $375-
$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW 13th
St. 376-5887 8-17-09-23-2


*****STUDENTS*****

1,2,3,&4 bedroom houses and apartments.
Near Campus. Pets arranged.Call 371-3260
6-18-09-10-2


WALK TO SCHOOL Charming 3 BR brick
bungalow with Ig. yard. Easy walk or bike
from UF. Wood floors, fireplace, cent. heat
& air, Fla. Rm., wash./dry, dishwash, ADT
security, sprinkler system, 2 driveways, off
street parking. 1617 NW 7th PI. $1,650/
mo. To see call Tom at (352) 215-4990, or
thomasdavis502@hotmail.com, or view on
Ellieshouses.com, shown as "Caitlin House"
6-18-09-10-2


Historic Duckpond
Two ibd,lba apts in vintage house -hard-
wood floors,tile, renovated kitchen, quiet,
blocks to downtown $500 to $575 per mo.
306 NE 6th St. 379-4952 avail June/Aug 09
6-18-09-10-2







THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 21


HOUSES FOR FALL!
2 TO 4 BR as low as $450/person
Pet Friendly!
FREE UF PARKING!
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
8-17-09-25-2



Anglewood-3826 SW 4 pl, 3/2, wd floors,
fam. room, 2 car gar., w/d & more, $1300
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2

Tower Oaks-1906 SW 69th Dr,. afford-
able 2ba w/cer. tile in living area, $500
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2

Greenleaf-4616 SW 67th Ter, 2/2.5 near
schls, library, park & shopping, $650
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2

Southfork Oaks-2300 SW 43rd St.,A1,
K5, N1 & S6, 2/1.5 & 2/2.5 units near
shops, UF & Mall, comm.pool $600-$800
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2

Colonial Oaks-4251 SW 21st PI, 2/1.5
townhses w/ screened prchs., fncd. back-
yard., pet ok $600
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2

WHISPERING PINES-2/2, newer, petfriend-
ly units avail off SW 35th PI. Steps to bus
stop, mins to UF, shopping & 1-75. Move-in
specials avail now-Aug Edbaurmanagement.
com-1731 NW 6th ST-375-7104 6-30-09-
10-2

Walk to UF, cent a/c, w/d hkups, 4/4, $1600
mo, 3/3, $1200 mo, avail 8/5 private pking-
located at 1022 SW 4th Ave
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-10-2


Fall Rentals. Walk to UF!
1,2,3, & 4 BR Houses & Condos.
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-4-09-20-2

Walk/Bike to UF! 4/2, washer/dryer, dish-
washer, open living area, 3056 W. Univ. Ave.
$1750/rent Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 6-30-09-
10-2


$299 per month,walk to UF!
Individual leases.
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-4-09-20-2

HOUSES CLOSE TO UF
2021 NW 7th St 3/2- 924 SW 5th Ave 3/1-
505 NW 34th St 3/2- 617 NW 34th St 4/2-
806 NW 18th Terr 4/2- Campus Realty 352-
692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-4-09-20-2

10 steps to Campus, behind Norman Hall,
2/1 washer/dryer $1100/rent 1/1 dishwasher,
washer/dryer, microwave, alarm $750/rent
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-4-09-20-2

2/2.5 Like New Condos
621 SW 10th St-3035 SW Archer Rd-2/2 Like
New Condos-507 NW 39th Rd-10000 SW
52nd Ave(Haile) Campus Realty 352-692-
3800 8-4-09-20-2


Walk to UF!
419 NW 14th St 2/1-1320 NW 4th Lane 2/2-
1143 SW 9th Ave 2/1-1015 SW 9th Ave-1/1
Campus Realty 352-692-3800 8-4-09-20-2

New 1400 sq. ft. 2/2.5 condo near bars,
bus, movies, UF, law school. Available
now, 1-year lease min;, no pet fee, $1100+.
Contact Scott at 770-559-0702 or
scott@dtcperspectives.com 6-30-9-2

Walk to UF. Avail in Aug. 2BR/2.5BA $1000.
2BR/1BA, $750 $925. 1BR/1BA $585.
Studio $475. 1 yr lease, SD, and NS. Call/
text 352-870-7256 or gvll32601@gmail.com
6-30-09-18-2


2 Blocks FROM UF's MAIN CAMPUS!
Convenient 1/1 apartments with washer/
dryer $699-$950/mo. water/sewer,lighted
parking,incl.+ more. You won't find a nicer
1/1 in College Park see for yourself. Call
352-871-5864 or visit www.gatorpalms.com
for more info and pictures.
7-23-09-16-2

4 Bedroom / 2 bathroom house 1 mile from
UF Huge windows, hardwood floors, new
kitchen & appliances, dishwasher, huge
fridge, washer & dryer,$1990 per month. NW
9th Ave + NW 8th St (352)275-4078
robert.naranjastudio.com/728house/?pics
6-18-09-8-2

3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage $1180 month
Near UF & SFCC, 100 feet to bus stop,
new appliances, fireplace, big backyard, pet
friendly NW 39 Ave & 13 St. Avail late July
682-7424 ericmanin@yahoo.com
6-30-09-14-2

*Walk To Shands, VA, UF, Vet School!*
Summer or Fall! 1 BR $650, 2 BR $750.
Remodeled units also available! Cats OK.
CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIALS!
Grad student discount. Union Properties at
SUMMIT HOUSE, 352-376-9668
8-17-09-24-2

Avai. June or August: Cute & Clean Vintage
4bd/2.5ba behind Applebee's. Bike to UF!
Wood floors, CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds.
Huge rooms! 907 NW 11th Ave. $1440/mo.
Others available! www.cozygator.com 352-
338-7670 7-2-09-9-2


3BR/2BA HOUSE.
Fenced yard, 1940 sq ft. Hardwood floors.
Available 8/1. Close to campus. $1325/mo.
Call 352-359-1270 6-18-09-7-2

2/2.5 Townhouse in new phase of Grantwood
on 35th PI. 9/35/36 Bus rtes. 5-7 min to UF.
W/D in unit, Irg rooms w/ walk in closets, tiled
d/stairs, carpet upstairs. Quiet,gated com-
munity. $1000 OBO, Avail Now. Call Sunny
@ 561-327-7276 7-16-09-12-2


ATTENTION STUDENTS!
Available now. Nice 1BR/1BA apt. Close to
campus & convenient to everything. $395/
mo. Call Richard 371-4367 6-30-09-7-2

1/1 @ the polos; $735mo; take over lease;
avail now; w/d inc; scr porch; vault ceil; pets
ok; close to shands, uf, i-75; furn avail; call
carlos 786-385-3998 or 386-623-3380 6-30-
09-7-2

2bd/lbath 625 SW 11th LN $600/month
1bedroom in a 4/2 apartment individual lease
295/month 1740 NW 3rd PL NO PETS Call
352-231-3002 7-14-09-11-2

5/3 with POOL, 2670 sq. ft. HUGE master
bdrm suite, I br/ba with private entrance,
close to UF & bus line $2300 avail Aug.
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-7-2

Brand New-4/2 w/2 car gar, two story, 2218
sq ft be the first to move in, across from
Woman's Club on Univ. Ave $2400 avail Aug
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-7-2

4/2, 1900 sq. ft., living, dining and fam.
rooms, Ige bdrms, fncd yrd, close to UF &
bus line-$1500, avail 7/20
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6TH St-
375-7104 6-30-09-7-2

4/2.5 w/2 car gar, almost new 2 story hme. 2
block to UF-$2300 avail 8/4
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St-
375-7104 6-30-09-7-2

Lovely 3/1 w/den, hrdwd flrs,w/d hkps, wis-
teria covered patio area, walk or bike to UF
$1350, avail 8/4
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St.-
373-7104 6-30-09-7-2

Windsor Park-3/3 condo, all appl. and w/d
included, too many amenities to list, covered
bus line, $1000, avail, now
Edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th St
-375-7104 6-30-09-7-2


2/1 $595 Near schs, lib, park, shop. New
carpt, cer. tl d/w, g/d, ceil.fn. Priv fenced
in porch. w/d hookup. c/air, gas heat. new
w/h. sec Itg. 900 ft2. Large bathroom! App
fee, dep. (850) 245-8636, (850) 556-8602
7-30-09-16-2

3bedroom/2bath house for rent, 6 miles
from campus. Fenced yard, quiet neigh-
borhood. Pets ok. $900/mo. 352-374-4071
7-9-09-10-2

Serene Living at Magnolia Manor Apts
All 2BR/2BA units. W/D, mirrored wall,
skylight, alarm. Starting at $660.
Model open daily. Call MariBeth
352-317-8150 8-17-24-2


QUALITY PLUS LOCATION!
Newly remodeled 2BR/1 BA apts on Univ Ave
across from O'Dome. Modern/clean. Avail
Aug $700/mo K&M Properties 372-1509
8-17-09-19-2

LUXURY 3/2 CREEK'S EDGE CONDO Quiet
upstairs 1300 sf., like new, large rooms, up-
graded kitchen and appl. W/D. FREE Cable
& Internet. Mins. to campus on direct bus
route. $1200 ($400/room)727-463-0560.
8-17-09-18-2

Cozy Baxter Cottage Near Campus Cottage
1013 SW 4th Avenue completely remodeled,
2BR/1BA, NS, no pets. $860 + util.
Discount if before August 1. 275-1259
ATucker458@aol.com 7-2-09-7-2

Roommate wanted in quiet well-kept 3bd 2 br
house off NW 39th St. Rent $475 per mo +
1/2 untililies + 1/2 cable. Pref grad or per-prof
female. Call 352-316-3005 7-9-09-9-2

WALK to SFCC! 3BR/2BR new duplex home,
1200 sf, ceramic tile thruout, vaulted ceilings,
pets ok, W/D included. Available now. $900/
mo 331-6919 or 359-4619 7-2-09-7-2

Bright & Open Contemporary in Pool
Community of Rosemont in Mile Run 6218
NW 35th St 4BR/2BA, 11 rms + 2 car garage
& screened porch, laundry rm W/D, DW,
Disposal, Microwave, Spacious Master Suite
(garden tub, separate shower, walk-in clos-
et), 8 Ceiling Fans, Huge Kitchen, Fireplace,
Vaulted Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Fenced &
Wooded Backyard, Sprinkler System, Walk to
Community Pool, Clubhouse, Tennis. Zoned
Talbot Elem. $1,650/mo + util. Lease Aug 1.
(352) 275-1259 ATucker458@aol.com
7-2-09-7-2


3BR 2BTH Lrg Shady Lot.
Close to Sante Fe and UF.
$1100 772-631-1448 or 305-401-6817
8-4-09-16-2

****HUGE OLD HOUSE****
5 or 6 Beds and 5 Full Baths. Complete reno-
vation. New floors, electricity, plumbing. Avail
July. Near UF. Bike/Walk distance. $1600/
mo Call Greg 214-3291 6-30-6-2

SICK OF ROOMMATES? WALK/BIKE TO
UF/SHANDS! 1BR in Campus Edge, washer/
dryer, dishwasher, pool, gym, $825/m, Avail
August 1, 2360 SW Archer Rd. 561-313-
1549 7-23-09-13-2

1/2 off 1st mo rent by UF,Shands,& VA
Nice 2 bed 1.5 bath Tile, fenced in yard, w/d
$690 call for showing 352-332-5070 8-17-
09-17-2

Wonderful 3/2 house + bonus rm, nice loca-
tion close to good middle & elem schools.
Bike to UF. Walk to Law School. 10 min drive
to Shands or North Reg Hosp. Cent H/AC &
ceiling fans, fenced backyard, lots of closets,
W/D. $485/room or $1290 for the house.
352-375-6754 6-30-09-5-2

Univ. Terr. Gainesville, 3921 SW 34th st.,1st
flr.,4 bdrm.,4 bath,cent A/C,cable,wash.,
dry.,full kitch., $350/mo.ea.,owner/manager/
gainesville 352-472-9778 7-28-09-13-2

Newnans Lake. 10 min.to UF cute 3 bdrm.
1 bath. walk to lake. Newly updated. Ig.
fenced yard. avail, now. $800 call 352 422
2967 7-2-09-6-2


CASABLANCA EAST! 1+BR/1.5BA TH,
Bonus room or 2nd bedroom, ceramic tile,
Washer/dryer, pool, can be partly furnished,
$650/rent, 2635-1007 SW 35th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
4-2

*FREE 3 Day Vacation w/ Lease*
2 BR 1.5 BA Townhomes
Near Campus & On Bus Routes
call 352-359-6386 for appointment
www.pinnaclepoint.com
8-4-09-15-2

4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
Corner lot, H/D 2385 sqft Rent reduced to
$1400 + $1500 dep. Motivated to rent! Avail
after 6/25/09. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-
214-1956 7-9-09-8-2

*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,
appls, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $900/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
6-30-09-5-2

ARBOR
Ask about our move-in specials!
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PL
866-604-7097
M-F 9-6, Sat 10-2
www.arborgainesville.com
8-17-09-24-2

The Grove Villas
Gated Rental Community
Ask about our move-in specials!
6400 SW 20th Ave
877-704-2172
8-17-09-24-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
Ask about our move-in specials!
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2, Sun 1-5
877-288-2921
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
8-17-09-24-2

2 Blocks from UF Stadium
1 Person Studio Apartment
Available Aug. 1 352-377-2930
6-30-09-4-2

3/3 house located 1 mile from UF, 1004 nw
8 st., fenced in back yard, driveway, living
room, kitchen, and laudry room with washer
and dryer. $1350. call/txt 7862556736.
7-16-09-10-2

2/2 Close to UF & bus route. Great for grad
students! Builiding is 3 yrs old w/ only 1 prev
tenant. W/D, D/W, tile & carpet in BDs
$450/rm or $875 for the whole place
Avail ASAP, no smokers. (904) 386-6485
6-30-09-5-2

2BD/1.5BA Townhouse w/ fenced in court-
yard, W/D hook-up, newly remodled kitchen.
Monthly rent $700, Sec dep $700
3935 SW 26th Terrace Apt D. Please call
(352) 371-3473 & leave message.
6-30-09-5-2


1BD/1BA Irg screened-in porch
W/D hook-up Pets OK Rent $525,
Sec Dep $525 3300 SW 23rd St Please
call (352) 371-3473 & leave message.
6-30-09-5-2

Great for roomates, spacious 4BR 2.5 BA, all
appls. & amenities. new carpet & paint,W/D
included 2 screened lanais, walk in closets,
covered parking. Cricket Club, 1100/mo. call
941-780-5451 6-18-09-4-2

3BR/2BA Townhouse for rent! Very clean!
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! ONLY $500/
person per room OR $1500/month total!
W/D & Close to UF & bus! Friendly & quiet
atmosphere! Call Dina 561 762 6117! 7-2-
09-5-2

WALK TO CLASS! 1 MONTH FREE!!
3 blks to Campus-New luxury 2/2 Condo
w/balcony Private BR & BA including
Exclusive Parking, Laundry, Modern Kitch
Prefer female grad students/neat/NS.
Contact: mollydh@aol.com/352.494.0194
6-30-09-4-2


** 2BD/1BA $595/Mo ** BRANDYWINE **
<1 mi. to UF, Shands, VA, Shops. Bus #1
& 12.Pool, clubhouse, water incl. No pets.
$595 Dep. 352.284.2654 or
www.geocities.com/j.stuff@ymail.com
7-16-09-9-2

2 br/1ba;$650, near UF & downtown; 1830
NW 10th St. quiet; greenspace; spacious, tile
floors, balcony; upstairs; prefer quiet mature
person;postj@bellsouth.net application re-
quired.352 376 0080 8-6-09-15-2

Avail 7/1 Lg 4/2 sm farm 8 miles to UF. Quiet
living, fresh air & plenty of parking. $1200/mo
+ utilities. Horses xtra. 352-495-7714, 407-
509-4574 8-6-09-14-2

2BR/1BA Small singlewide on private wood-
ed lot in Melrose. $325/mo, $150 deposit.
352-213-1341 6-18-09-2-2

1 MONTH FREE! **
Walk to UF! Pets Allowed
$0 Move in Costs!
2Br/1Ba Hdwd fir, W/D or hkup $625/$650
1Br/1Ba WID hkup, wlbonus room $595
Call Carolyn Quinones, CRS
CENTURY 21 Classic Properties
352-331-2100, x107
7-7-09-5-2

Duck Pond Large 1 BDIBA Apt
Wood Floors, Window AC, NO Pets, W&D
access. 736 NE 2nd St. $600/mo + deposit.
(850)291-4969 7-30-09-12-2

2/1.5 Town home $679
Includes full size W/D
A pet-friendly, quiet community
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
8-17-09-15-2

GREAT LOCATION! 2 BR 2BA in
Concordia, w/d, pool, quiet location!
$750/rent, 405-B NW 39th Road
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
2-2

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN/UF! Cute
2 BR 1BA duplex, wood floors, decorative
fireplace, covered porch, $650/rent
304 NW 14th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
2-2

CUTE DUCK POND DUPLEX! 2 BR
New carpet & paint, w/d hkups,
Private yard, $595/rent, 542 NE 9th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 6-18-09-
2-2


NEXT TO UF CAMPUS
1BR/1BA, W/D in unit. Pets ok with deposit.
$650/mo. 378-9133 x 5 7-23-09-10-2

318 NW 24th St 2 blks to UF
Law School avail 8-1-09 4BR
1 Bath LR DR FL Rm
FLS $1600/mo 1 yr lease
Call Alex 561-840-9775 7-9-09-5-2

Three 2BD/1BA Apts in Duplex
5 min drive to UF, close to shopping &
bus routes, W/D hook-up, D/W, cent H/AC
$600/mo incls water Call (646) 645-7773
7-7-09-5-2

CASABLANCA WEST
Townhouse near UF & Shands; easy access;
2BR/2.5BA; great for student/family; only
$750/mo; 1st month rent free; ready to move
in! Call Ed 305-972-6432 7-9-09-5-2

3/2 Duck Pond Area, Bike/bus to UF. Fenced
yard & porch, W/D Pets negotiable. Avail
8/1. $1000 month, plus depos. Quiet, great
4 grad students. kenmease@gmail.com /
941.726.7847 7-16-09-7-2

3/3 Townhouse for rent
Rockwood Villas
Large bedrooms and closets
Close to UF and mall
Call Jared 941-737-6997 7-28-09-10-2

PRIVATE VIEWS FENCED YARD -
DOGGIE DOOR. Cabin & 20 acres, 7 mi
south of Newberry Paddocks, riding trails.
$575 Pets welcome. 330-329-8834,
writer777@att.net 7-2-09-3-2







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3/2 house near Archer Rd. Large fenced yard
with deck. Central H/A WD Hookups. $1100/
mo includes water and lawn care. Sec dep.
required. 352-213-1567 7-7-4-2

HOUSE DIRECTOR For a Fraternity.
Mature, Dependable, Assertive, Adaptive.
Apartment and meals in exhange for limited
duties. Email fratmgmt@gmail.com 7-30-
09-11-2

Nantucket Walk Luxury 1 BR/1 BA Condo
1460 NW 3rd Place, 640 sq ft, stainless ap-
pliances, black granite countertops, tiled,
covered balcony, reserved parking, H/AC,
DW, W/D $1000/mo 813-766-4003 9-1-09-
21-2

Available August 1st. 2BR duplex behind
Norman Hall. Ceiling fans, free parking.
$625/mo. 1117 SW 7th Ave. No dogs. Call
372-4903 or 917-416-6968 7-2-09-3-2

3BR/1BA House Available August 1st. Cent
H/AC, ceiling fans. $935/mo. 217 NW 36th
Terrace. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968
7-2-09-3-2

611 NW 34th Dr. Available August 1st.
3BR/2BA house. Cent H/AC, ceiling fans.
$950/mo. Call 372-4903 or 917-416-6968
7-2-09-3-2

1 BR/1 BA Brand NEW apartments, Big 750
SF, 1.5 miles to UF, high ceilings, Block
const. ceramic tile thruout, small pets ok,
Must see. Avail in July. 2155 NW 10 St $650/
mo Call 352 331-6919 or 352 359-4619
7-30-09-11-2

WALK to SFCC! 3BR/2BR new duplex home,
1200 sf, Block const=quiet energy savings,
ceramic tile thruout, high vaulted ceilings,
small pets ok, W/D inc. Avail now. $900/mo
call 352 331-6919 or 359-4619 7-28-09-
10-2

DESPERATE FOR RENTERS!! Pvt ownerw/
multiple units @ UNIVERSITY COMMONS.
All female, all male & co-ed units. Rent by
BR 4BR/2BA--toilet/shower separate from
sink area. All units 2nd fir w/ pool view. Best
buses to UF & easy access to 1-75 for Santa
Fe. Willing to take ANY REASONABLE
OFFER!! Want rock bottom rent? DONE!
Want mom & dad to pay a fair price and you
get CASH BACK? DONE! Want to pay a fair
price & get a FREE scooter or a FREE spring
break cruise? DONE!! You make the offer-if
its fair-DONE! I will make a deal that's right
for you! RENT FROM A PRIVATE OWNER
THAT GIVES A DARN. Talk to my current
tenants-My wife & I take care of problems.
Almost always I'm the only person in your
unit-not someone you don't know. Call Steve
352-494-3574 or Stephanie 352-494-6214,
or email soofinc@yahoo.com 7-2-09-3-2


1BR in a 4/4 Gainesville Place Apartments.
$425/month all inclusive rent; utilities, wash-
er/dryer, internet etc. fully furnished.summer
sublease, flexible lease terms. call 321-302-
1175 7-2-09-14-3

Sublease @ Cottage Grove
Available Now til Summer '10
1BR in a 3BR/3BA. $675/mo
1st Month Free or $500 cash.
Call 352-875-1882 anytime. 7-9-09-10-3

FREE 1st months RENT and ONLY $445/
mo in a 4/3. Sublease starting August 1st
2009 through July 31st 2010. Great loca-
tion, everything included, plenty of parking,
pet friendly, and more...Call 941-807-5562
7-2-7-3

Sublease @ Brookwood Terrace
2BR/1.5BA 1050 Sqft Pet friendly
Mins to Shands, UF, SFC
Avail Aug 1st to July 2010 $725/mo
Call 407-376-2505 7-7-09-5-3

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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
8-17-25-4


-::2 Blocks To UF Female & Co-Ed:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $349. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-17-
09-25-4

1 BR1 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 6-18-
09-65-4

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

Need Female Roommate for 1 yr lease
(starts Aug) @ $480/m w/ utilities. Apt is 2/2
flat model at Mount Vernon Apts. Call Emily
@ 4072421679 or email oyama@ufl.edu.
7-30-09-22-4

Renovated, beautiful condo.'Close to
Shands, VA, campus. Prefer female. $525/
mo includes utils. Call (386)871-7184 8-28-
09-30-4

MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA
pool home near UF. Safe neighborhood
across from Plaza Royale. On bus route. No
alcohol or drugs. Furn or unfurn. $325 + 1/4
util. Avail 6/1/09. No pets. 371-3837 6-30-
09-13-4

3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-side
condo. $435/mo/room, + utils incl. 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 6-30-
09-13-4

1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
01BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
7-7-09-14-4

2 Female roommates needed to share a
new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi.
W of 1-75 w/ cable, internet, security alarm.
475/mo. utilities included. Call 352 331 8794
8-6-23-4

1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $325/mo
includes electric, cable TV, internet, pool,
laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626
6-30-09-12-4

Fem rmt needed for 1/1 in 2/2 @ Campus
Edge. 1/2 mile to campus, 200 yards to
Southwest Rec. Hrdwd firs, vltd ceilings, pool
and gym. On bus rts 9,12,& 117. $650/month
includes all. 813-205-8920 6-18-10-4

Arlington Square -2b/2ba- Luxury
Townhouse Historical Downtown, Clean,
Avail Immediate move-in, Call Sean 239-
410-1603 8-6-09-45-4

Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
6-18-8-4

UF student looking for 2 male room mates for
3/2 spacious newly remodeled 2 level condo
in Marchwood, w/pool. 2 miles from UF on di-
rect bus route.Furnished (except bedroom),
$425 includes high-speed internet, W&D. No
pets.941-720-7589
LRogers8@tampabay.rr.com 6-30-09-8-4

Share 2B/2B M.H. Furn rm. $200 N/R dep,
$400/mo or $100/wk incl util. N/S, N/A, N/D.
Laund/cook svc avail. Disc 4 handyman. Car
A+. 30 day notice to vacate. Near bus/shops.
Some pets ok. 331-0762 6-18-5-4

$390/Mo Newly Remodeled. Pvt BR/BA. 10
min to UF. On Bus Rte. W/D, Furn Comn
Area, WI-FI, Pool & MORE! OPEN-MINDED.
Contact Rino: 954-854-9445. UTGCondos.
com 7-30-09-16-4


Roommate wanted for 3BR/2.5BA town-
house. $500/mo plus 1/2 utilities/cable/inter-
net. Use of 3rd BR for guests/storage. Non-
smoker only. Furn/unfurn. 239-821-2654
6-18-09-5-4

****ROOMMATE NEEDEE****
Own private room and bathroom, new floor
and paint. Archer Rd and Tower Rd location.
Good size room. Use of rest of house. $280/
mo. Call Dave 262-9896 6-30-09-6-4

2 Rooms avail in 4BR/3BA home off 16th Ave
between UF & SFC on bus rte. Cox cable &
network internet. DW, W/D, new carpet &
ceiling fans in rooms. No cats or dogs. $395
& $450 for master incl all utils. 328-4995
6-18-09-5-4

Female roommate needed in condo
1 mile from UF, $450/MO includes
cable, internet, utilities, pool
+ more, renovated, furnished
and on bus route, 352 262-2871 7-9-09-8-
14

$350/mo Loft Bedroom $450/mo Master
Bedroom Pvt Bath 2mi from campus on
bus rte. Quiet condo community w/Garage
Pool Tennis Vaulted ceilings 3 way split util-
ity Avail July 1st Call Derek 386 871 7330
6-30-09-5-4

COUNTRYSIDE Share 4BR/4BA upgraded
furnished condo with two other students. 1.5
miles to UF on bus route, pool, W/D, cable
and utilities included. $495/mo. Call 386-
672-6969 or 386-295-7929. Avail Aug 1st.
7-9-09-7-4

ROOMS FOR RENT
in 3BR/3BA home in Gville, 10 min to UF, on
bus route. $450/mo utils incl. Call Michelle
954-249-5738 7-2-09-5-4


3 br/bath condo in rockwood villas, upstairs
and downstairs with private bathroom in
each bedroom. washer/dryer, on uf and
sfcc bus route. $425 a mo. utilities inc. call
catherine at 407-970-0720 for more details.
6-18-09-3-4

Rooms for rent $75, $85 P/W. Full cable +
TV. Private rooms. East side of town on bus
rt. Call cell #262-6748. Will answer or re-
spond shortly thereafter. 7-2-5-4

3 rms great location: 2 rms for 1, w/share
bath:450,or Master bdrm with bath:550 incl
util non-smoking, UF/SFC within 2 miles.
Wrls net,cable, dsh wshr, disposal wshr/dry-
er.Responsible,clean ml/fml 352-222-8350
7-7-09-5-4

Need female roommate for 4bd/4ba fully fur-
nished condo! Clean, huge walk-in closet,
pool, bball, 3 bus routes. $475/month inclds
utilities, cable, internet, wash/dry. Call 786-
385-2839 7-7-5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED!!4BE/4BA
Clean & Quiet Apt @ University Terrace
West.$450 ALL utilities included: Cable,HS
Internet, Electricity &Water.FULLY furnished.
MUST SEE.Call Dory:954 816-1468. 7-7-
09-5-4

2 ROOMS available in huge 1800 SF home.
New carpet/wood flooring. Washer/dryer,
workout room, screened porch, and large
yard! Steps from bus route, and mins to UF
and Santa Fe. Call 352-514-1441 3222 NW
44th PL. 7-23-0910-4

LARGE BEDROOM with PRIVATE BATH
in townhouse villa. ROCKWOOD VILLAS.
Quiet, pleasant. On bus route. $395 plus 1/3
utilities. 301-305-6206; 407-736-9738. 7-9-
09-6-4


Less than One mile to Campus. Share
2Br/1.5Ba. townhouse Avai Aug09. No
pets, no smokers $325 per mo. plus 1/2
utilities. 1038 SW 6th Drive. Call for Appt.
239.601.2217 8-4-09-13-4


1 bed/1 bath in 3/3 at the Polos, $370/mo +
$90/mo utilities (TV, internet, water, elec.).
Available immediately. (352)262 7778.
7-16-09-8-4


Female roommate needed. Live in a beauti-
ful new house w/ sec alarm, bus stop, fast
internet, cable, quiet area, pool. Can be fur-
nished. $375/month. Joyce 941-724-0961
6-30-09-3-4


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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 8-17-25-5

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
8-17-09-25-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
8-17-09-25-5

2001 2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME
in Oak Park Village. Incl appliances, 10x10
shed, awning. $12,000. 352-424-0687 7-7-
09-15-5

Just around the corner from ShandsNVA!
Fabulous 3/2 w/granite counters, stainless
steel appliances, 2CG, screened porch &
more...$249,000. Debra Oberlin, REALTOR
352-514-6715 Prudential Preferred Properties
6-18-09-5-5

Serene setting just a short distance from UF.
Custom built home on nearly 13 acres of nat-
ural FL. Upgrades galore! $549k Call for a
personal tour. Debra Oberlin, REALTOR 352-
514-6715 Prudential Preferred Properties
6-18-09-5-5

The kids are grads! No need for the 2004 3/2
doublewide in Oak Park Village (N-7). Asking
19,000 o/b/o. Any questions 863-634-3142
or 863-763-1916 7-2-09-7-5

Haile Plantation home for only $139,000.
2bedroom patio home with updated kitchen.
Call Jennifer Mclntosh, Realtor, ERA Trend
Realty at 352-262-1808 for info. 6-30-09-
5-5

Large remodeled 3/2 home w/open floor, in-
side laundry, detached garage, 2 screened
porches, appliances stay, den w/fireplace,
plenty of storage, 1680 sqft. $169,900 avail
for rent 352-222-6357 gatorfsbo.com/80114
7-2-09-5-5

QUAD DUPLEX FOR SALE BY OWNER-
Great investment property for parents & UF
bound students. Live in 1, rent out the other
3! Located in the heart of Gville, close to all
amenities. Call fro details (646) 645-7773
7-7-09-5-5

1BR 1BA Condo, Ground Floor
Unit, 1.5 miles to UF. $80,000.
352-213-2943 7-9-5-5

ABSOLUTE AUCTION. Lakefront, Golf
Course & Mountain lots, Rarity Communities,
East Tennessee. June 27, 11AM, Knoxville,
TN. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW.
TN Lic. #62. 6-18-1-5

FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION FLORIDA
STATEWIDE Auction starts July 11 700+
Homes MUST BE SOLD! REDC I Free
Brochure www.Auction.com RE No.
CQ1031187 6-18-1-5

4Br 3Ba 1Half-Ba 3,634 sqft Single Family
Home situated on 7 acres in Thomas Co,
GA. Double Garage, Fence, Deck, Screened
Porch. $359,900. Norris Bishop Realty
(229)890-1186. 6-18-1-5

FL LAKE BARGAIN! 3+ AC -just $49,900
(was $89,900) Nicely wooded, private lake
access. Ready to build. Owner will finance.
Only one -save big. Call now (866)352-2249
6-18-1-5

Coastal Georgia BANK ORDERED SALE 1+
Acre Ocean Access $29,900 (888)982-8952
x 5192 http://www.oceanaccess299.com/
6-18-1-5

***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** Over
400,000 properties nationwide. LOW Down
Payment. Call NOW! (800)446-9804. 6-18-
1-5


Pre- Grand Opening Sale! 8 ACRES w/ DEEP
DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT Only $39,900 Sat
& Sun 6/27 & 28 SAVE $10,000* Spectacular
8 acre hardwood setting w/ deep dockable
waterfront! Prime AL location. Paved rds,
county water, utils all completed. Lowest fi-
nancing in yrs! Call now (866)952-5302, ask
for x.1525 Price includes discount 6-18-1-5

Buy GA Lot Now! Build when you sell in FL:
Premiere Gated Golf Community on Georgia
Coast. Ocean Access. Loaded with ameni-
ties. Starting at $32,900. Offer Expires July
25th. (877)266-7376 6-18-1-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 8-17-09-25-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-17-09-25-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-17-09-25-6

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. 8-17-09-25-6

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
8-17-25-6

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 8-17-09-25-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
8-18-09-25-6

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 8-18-
25-6

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 8-17-09-25-6

**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.
8-17-25-6

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. 8-17-25-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
8-17-25-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-17-09-
25-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-17-25-6

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 8-17-25-6

Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 8-17-
09-25-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-17-09-25-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-17-09-25-7




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

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
8-17-25-9





***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-17-09-25-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
8-24-09-25-10

Nautilus StairMaster 4200PT Stepper for
sale by owner. Comparitively new (16 m),
single user, well maintained, great condition
& amazingly low price! Asking $950 OBO
(new for $1700). Get fit this summer!!! Email
stepper.gnv@gmail.com for more details.
7-2-09-5-10

ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a
day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL US: We
will not be undersold! 6-18-1-10

METAL ROOFING. 40 yr Warranty-Buy di-
rect from manufacturer 30/colors in stock,
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply & Mfg,
(888)393-0335 www.GulfCoastSupply.com
6-18-1-10


***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
8-17-09-25-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
8-17-09-25-11

***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 8-17-08-
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
8-17-09-25-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 8-17-09-25-11


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
8-17-08-25-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories & Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
8-17-25-11


*00000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
8-17-09-25-11

07, Triumph, Bonneville motorcycle, like
new, silver, low miles, must see. Asking
$6,900.00. Also 2 jackets and helmits if inter-
ested. Call 352-472-9952 8-6-15-11

1991 HONDA CVR 1000
Fully restored. Like new. Lots of extras.
Serious inquiries only. Make an offer. You
must see to appreciate it! Call 352-207-8815
or 352-389-0465 6-18-09-4-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 8-17-25-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
8-17-25-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
8-17-25-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 8-17-
25-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
8-17-25-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas, Chevys, Jeeps and More!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
8-17-09-25-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY
You pay only $50
Must have title! Metro GNV only!
Call Don 215-7987 8-17-25-12

2005 Jeep Wrangler Rocky Mountain
Edition 46K miles for only $16500 O.B.O
V6, Auto, AC, 4WD, Dana 44 axle, Red with
Black top, Full doors Call 352-328-4197
6-1-09-7-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
8-17-09-24-12

2000 NEON
32k mi; 4-door; perfect body & paint. A/C
sound system. Clean, garaged. One owner
(woman). Well maintained; good tires. $3200
/OBO. 352-367-4639, 9am-9pm. 7-2-09-5-
12

2000 JEEP CHEROKEE 4.0L
Middle-aged, 100k miles, stong engine. 4-dr.
Clean interior & upholstery, cruise cont, A/C,
Pioneer CD, Well maintained; good tires.
$4999/OBO. 352-367-4639 9am-9pm 7-2-
09-5-12

BMW 328i Vintage 1996 classic sportster.
Fun car runs great. 6 cylindar, excellent mile-
age, garage kept, looks sharp, sunroof, auto
transmission, very clean. $400. 24dynamic@
gmail.com or 352-682-2266 6-30-09-2-12


Acura Integra 96 $650! Honda Civic 99
$800! Toyota Camry 97 $600! Ford Taurus
01 $750! Police Impounds! For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. 6-18-1-12

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE RECEIVE
$1000 GROCERY COUPON UNITED
BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Free
Mammograms, Breast Cancer Info www.
ubcf.info FREE Towing, Tax Deductible,
Non-Runners Accepted, (888)468-5964.
6-18-1-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 9-28-
50-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
8-17-09-25-13


BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 6-18-09-25-13

The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

Looking for someone to help me learn to rake
knit a hat, second and fourth wednesdays of
each month. These hats are made for peo-
ple in Haiti. Come and have fun with Lenora.
Call 2196948. 6-18-09-4-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 8-17-25-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
8-17-09-25-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 8-17-09-25-14


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-17-09-25-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.
com Get started right away! 8-17-25-14


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Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
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24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
8-17-25-14

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

PHONE SURVEY INTERVIEWERS
WANTED. Start work today! No sales.
Opinion research only! Flexible schedules!
Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ext
4081. Call now! 8-17-09-25-14

PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 8-17-25-14

G8RBAY.com
*Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
*Competitive $
ORetail/Sales Experience Pref eBay exp. +
Resume to g8rbay@bellsouth.net 8-17-09-
25-14

HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 8-17-09-22-14

COSMOTOGIST WANTED
To share suite with same. $350/mo furnished.
Great opportunity. Located in Thornebrook
352-256-8342 6-30-7-14

PT work from your location. 10 to 25 hours/
week. Day/evening shifts for lead generator/
appt. setting, $10 to $12/hr. Prefer sales ex-
perience. Need high-speed net & Microsoft
Office. Call 352-450-1737/24 hour info line
6-18-09-5-14.

Opus Cafe Coffee Bar We are searching
for fun and active students to work 12 to 30
hours per week at a fast paced coffee bar
near campus. Starting pay is $7.75/hour +
tips. To apply, go to our website, www.opus-
cafe.com, click on the employment tab, and
follow the directions. 6-30-09-6-14

NOW HIRING PART TIME
P'Diddles Cafe in Alachua. $8./hr + tips.
Exp appreciated. Must be willing to work
Saturday. 14816 Main St, Alachua. Please
send resume: marynellpittman@yahoo.com
6-30-09-5-14

Spanish/English bilinguals earn $40!
Wanted: Spanish/English bilinguals for UF
research study on language.
You do NOT have to be a student.
For more information, send e-mail to:
ufaphasialab@gmail.com.
7-23-09-12-14

Physical Therapist Part Time, Contracted
Services. Provide PT Services to students
Pre-K through High School. Apply online or
call 352-463-3153. www.gilchristschools.org
Gilchrist County Schools. Trenton, FL 7-21-
09-10-14

Tumbling instructor needed at
TUMBLEMANIA in High Springs. Position
is part-time. Experience spotting advanced
tumbling skills required. Please contact Marci
Schneider at 352.339.6826 if interested.
7-9-09-6-14

NEED PROJECT MANAGER
to set up meetings and attract students who
need extra money. Easy job!
Call Cal at (352) 897-6563 7-7-09-5-14

NANNY NEEDED AUG M,T,TH
13 hrs: 2 to 7pm; 2 kids $11/hr exp req;
must be avail for Spring also;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com
7-2-09-4-14


NANNY NEEDED AUG W 8-6;
TH 2:30-6; 13hrs/2kids/ $10.50/hr
must be avail for Spring also
exp req; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail pix,
resume,sched. gnv@nanoneone.com
7-2-09-4-14


NANNY NEEDED NOW M-F
2pm to 6/8pm/ 25+hrs/wk $11/hr
must be avail for Spring also:
exp req; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail pix,
resume,sched. gnv@nanoneone.com
7-2-09-4-14

HOUSE DIRECTOR- For a Fraternity.
Mature, Assertive, Adaptive, Dependable.
Apartment and meals in exchange for limited
duties. Email fratmgmt@gmail.com 7-30-09-
11-14

Are you looking for a Summer Job?
The City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs Department is currently
taking applications for the Swim Instructor
(temporary) position in the Aquatics Division.
If interested in this position please apply
at www.cityofgainesville.jobs The City of
Gainesville is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Drug Free Workplace Employer.
7-9-09-5-14

NANNY NEEDED JULY M-F to 4pm
30+ hrs/wk: 1+ kids: $9/hr start;
exp req; must be avail for lyr ;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 6-30-09-
2-14


HfowlGotAnAJ]
Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are hiring notetakers for summer
& fall '09. Go to www.HowlGotanA.com
7-2-09-3-14

Help Wanted. Join Wil-Trans Lease or
Company Driver Program. Enjoy our Strong
Freight Network. Must be 23. (866)906-2982
6-18-1-14

OTR Drivers-Join PTL! Top Pay! Required
12 months experience and CDL-A. Out 10-
14 days. NO felony or DUI past 5 Years.
(877)740-6262 Company www.ptl-inc.com
(888)417-1155 O/Os. 6-18-1-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 8-17-25-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 8-17-25-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
8-17-09-25-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
8-17-25-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-17-25-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
8-17-09-25-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 8-17-25-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
8-17-25-15


Mini Maxi Warehouses; corner Waldo Rd &
NE 31st Ave; 12 acres, student/staff rentals;
UHaul warehouse complex, trucks, trailers. 6
x 10 rentals $39/mo! 352-373-6294 or 1-800-
559-2449 Also 100 sheds for sale. 8-31-09-
79-15

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding.
Owner housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com 9-16-
09-60-15


Want to be a Pharmacy Tech? Workshop/
books/national cert exam for only $800.
All classes taught by pharmacist. 1 night/
week for 6 weeks. Next class 6/10/09, Call
Express 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com/pharmacy
8-17-09-25-15


MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
7-30-16-15


****4 ACES TREE SERVICES****
Go with the best, 25 years experience. Full
line of services. Tree removal, trimming,
stumps, cranes, loader, trucks. Call 214-
3291 for estimates. 6-30-09-6-15


ANY JOB LARGE OR SMALL
Inside or Out. Hauling, Mowing, Edging,
Power-Washing. Call 352-303-9831 or 352-
224-5693 6-30-09-4-15


FULL BOARD AVAILABLE
at premier horse facility Individual turnout,
covered arena, jumps, 12-14 stalls, air-con-
ditioned tackroom. Rachel 352-318-1067
7-2-09-5-15


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THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009


Alexander continues


U.S. Open tradition


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Writer

For most, qualifying for the U.S.
Open is a big deal. But for the Al-
exander family, it's just another ac-
complishment to add to an already
impressive golf resume.
Today, UF men's golfer Tyson
Alexander will follow in the foot-
steps of his father and grandfather
as he tees off against the world's best
at the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black.
When the 20-year-old Tyson be-
gins the first hole today at 2:31 p.m.,
he will continue a streak started by
his grandfather Skip Alexander and
continued by UF men's golf coach
and Tyson's father Buddy Alexan-
der.
Tyson qualified to be part of the
156-player field after finishing in sec-


ond place at the Orlando qualifier.
"I guess it's not very common
for you to see three people follow-
ing each other's footsteps to play in
three U.S. Opens," Tyson said.
* But it's more than
just uncommon: He is
only the second third-
G lf generation golfer
Gof from the same family
to play in America's
golf national championship.

Heading into the Unknown
Although playing in the U.S.
Open is a common occurrence for
the Alexander lineage, they will go
into uncharted territory this year.
Neither Buddy nor Tyson has
played the course at Bethpage
SEE GOLF, PAGE 26


Courtesy of UF Sports Information
UF junior Tyson Alexander will become his family's third generation to tee off in the U.S. Open today at
Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. His father, Gators coach Buddy Alexander, will be in the crowd.


O ne of the biggest factors in
sports will never show up
on a stat sheet.
It plays a role in every major
sport.
Win without it, and earn praise
as one of the biggest surprises in
history.
Fail to win while it is in your fa-
vor, and the second-guessing will
never cease.
Sometimes it is represented by a
player. Other times fate plays a key
role.
It is why Kobe and the Lakers
had to win this year. Why Billy D
had to win when Noah, Brewer,
Green and Horford came back for
another year in Gainesville.
It is often cruel.
It is the Window Of Opportunity
Factor (WOOF).
These opportunities are never
easy and are often a no-win situa-
tion.
The UF men's basketball team


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simply lived
up to expecta-
tions in 2006-07
when it won its
second straight
Phil Kegler title. Failing to
Phil on the Hill repeat would
have made the
pkegler@alligator.org have made the
season bitterly
disappoint-
ing. Winning was the equivalent of
showing up to work every day: It's
expected and you better have a very
good reason if otherwise.
Imagine putting the WOOF into
a numerical value. Teams could be
ranked from 1 to 10.
One would be the equivalent of
"If you don't win this year, you'll
never win again."
The best example would be Lar-
ry Bird and Indiana State men's bas-
ketball program. In 1979, Bird led
them to the championship game of
the NCAA Tournament before fall-
SEE PHIL, PAGE 26


EThe 2010 women's basketball tourna-
ment will be held at The Arena at Gwin-
nett Center in Duluth, Ga., the conference
announced Wednesday. It had previously
been announced that the men's 2010
tournament will be in Nashville, Tenn.


SFC BASEBALL

Broxton decides to go pro


By JESSICA ETTER
Alligator Writer

Santa Fe College center fielder Keon
Broxton is opting to take his chances with
professional baseball and ditching his edu-
cation for a shot at the big leagues.
The freshman was selected in the third
round of the 2009 MLB Draft on June 9 as the
95th pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Broxton, who helped propel the Saints
into postseason play by hitting a three-run,
walk-off home run in the first round of the
state championship against St. Pete College
in early May, was given a $400,000 signing
bonus and is currently being represented by
former Cincinnati Reds player Reggie Jeffer-
son, according to Saints head coach Johnny
Wiggs.
"It was a tough choice because Santa Fe
was a great school for me," Broxton said in
a phone interview before boarding a plane
to Phoenix. "It made it even harder that we
had a great season this past year."
Broxton said he hopes to be playing in
the big leagues within three years but un-
derstands he will be playing in the minors
for the near future.
The center fielder, who attended Lake-
land High with UF athletes such as Chris
Rainey and Maurkice and Mike Pouncey,




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was drafted last season during the 29th
round but chose to attend college instead of
heading straight into the major leagues from
high school.
"Coming to SFC for a year was definitely
a profitable decision on his part," Wiggs
said. "If he had gone to a four-year school,
he couldn't have been drafted (this year). By
coming to Santa Fe, he was allowed to be
drafted this season."
Broxton, the third junior
college player drafted this
year, is now the highest
draft pick in SFC history.
Previously, the highest
pick was Ben Kozlowski,
who was selected in the
Broxton 12th round in 1999 by the
Atlanta Braves.
The other two junior college players
drafted before Broxton hailed from Chipola
College and Hillsborough Community Col-
lege.
Pitcher Patrick Corbin of Chipola was the
80th pick, and Hillsborough outfielder Evan
Chambers, Broxton's former high school
teammate, was also selected in the third
round.
Broxton said he is heading to Arizona
this weekend to go through a routine physi-
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 26



UF assistant coaches Erica LaGrow
and Jenny Ulehla will be part of the U.S.
coaching staff when the Americans
begin play at the 2009 Federation of
International Lacrosse Women's World
Cup today against England.


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GOLF, from page 25


Black.
The closest Tyson has gotten to
the course is on television.
"I remember watching it in 2002
when Tiger (Woods) won," Tyson
said. "But I don't think I'll really be
prepared until I actually play some
golf on the course."
While Buddy has not played
a hole at Bethpage Black, he has
walked it, which will allow him to
give Tyson some advice.
"I can assure him that the rough
might be the longest that he'll ever
see and the greens will be the fastest
he's ever seen," Buddy said.
One thing that is sure to get Ty-
son's attention is the warning sign
that is located just before the first
hole. It reads: "The Black Course is
an extremely difficult course which
we recommend only for highly
skilled golfers."
Bethpage Black, which Golf-
Digest ranks as the sixth-toughest
venue in America, is one of the only
courses in the world which warns its
golfers.
But if Tyson wants his father's
help during his encounter with
Bethpage Black, he will have to go
into the crowd to do so.
While he has caddied for his son
before, Buddy decided that this time
it would be best if Tyson got a PGA
Tour caddy to provide a different
outlook on the game.
Tyson agreed with the decision
and said that it would be good to get


somebody who had a lot of experi-
ence in the PGA Tour and caddied
for a living.
"I'm always going to pick my
dad's brain about golf," Tyson said.
"But getting a new perspective on
how tour players play will be a huge
learning experience for me."

Star Struck
There might be another learning
experience in store for the young UF
golfer as he plays in the U.S. Open.
While he is accustomed to facing
opponents from Alabama, LSU and
Georgia, in this event he will be rub-
bing elbows with the best golfers in
the world, including Tiger Woods
and Phil Mickelson.

"He's going to be a better
player at the end of the
week because of the expe-
rience he is going to gain."
Buddy Alexander
UF men's golf coach

Tyson knows this tournament
will be different from all the others.
"It's definitely not the normal
golf tournament," he said. "I'm not
warming up with just some normal
college kids in this one."
When asked about the chance
to meet Tiger, Tyson sounded like
a child who just saw his sports idol
at the grocery store but was too em-
barrassed to bother him for an auto-
graph.
"I'm not going to go out of my


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way to meet him," he said. "He's on
a whole other level, so I'm not going
to mess with him. But if we do cross
paths and we meet, that would be
cool."
Buddy believes that his son is
mature enough to handle the excite-
ment and still focus on the business
at hand.
However, he also wants Tyson to
enjoy the moment.
"I hope that he is able to take in
some of the theater and atmosphere
that exists at the U.S. Open and en-
joys it," Buddy said.


The Right Approach
A great performance would just
be an added bonus to the many les-
sons Tyson will learn over the next
four days.
The experience he will gain from
facing the world's best in one of the
world's toughest golf courses will
prove to be invaluable as he attempts
to lead the UF men's golf team next
season as one of the its only seniors.
"The bottom line is that he's go-
ing to be a better player at the end
of the week just because of the expe-
rience he is going to gain," Buddy
said.


As the tournament nears, Tyson
is taking the right approach.
"I'm just going in and I'm going
to try to learn as much as possible,"
Tyson said. "I'm going to soak it all
in and see what it gives me."
Tyson's success in the U.S. Open
will probably not be able to be mea-
sured by a defining moment over
the weekend.
Instead, that moment will come
in a pressure-packed situation at a
future collegiate event.
When that time comes, the U.S.
Open will finally have fulfilled its
purpose for Tyson.


Buchholz grad

BASEBALL, from page 25

cal and to have an EKG performed on
him.
During the Saints' run at the JUCO
World Series in late May, Broxton had
five doubles, five home runs, 12 RBIs
and hit over .500 in the six games SFC
played before finishing second in the na-
tion.
"Guys like Keon who are drafted
high get a lot of opportunity," Wiggs
said. "He is a great athlete, and it would
not surprise me at all if he is in the big
leagues one day."
Throughout his freshman season,
the 6-foot-3, 19-year-old hit .340 with
10 home runs, nine doubles, four triples
and went 12 for 12 in stolen base at-
tempts.
"I think hitting five home runs in
four days said something to the scouts
and showed them my potential," Brox-
ton said. "Before the postseason, I may
have been drafted in the 10th or 11th
round, but after the JUCO World Series,
I'd say my stock bumped up a couple of
rounds."
Broxton is not the only player from


picked by Rays
the Gainesville area who was drafted.
LeVon Washington, a 17-year-old
senior from Gainesville Buchholz High,
was picked in the first round by the
Tampa Bay Rays.
Washington, also a center fielder, had
committed to UF prior to the MLB Draft
but has since changed his mind. The
6-foot, 170-pounder informed UF head
coach Kevin O'Sullivan that he would
not be attending the university in hopes
of one day playing at Tropicana Field.
Santa Fe commit Jeffrey Glenn was
also drafted. Glenn,
SFC a senior from Win-
Baseball ter Haven High, was
selected in the ninth
round as the 284th pick by the New York
Mets. The Saints athletic department did
not say whether Glenn would opt out of
attending Santa Fe in the fall.
"I'm a pro-college kind of guy, but
when you are drafted in the top three
to five rounds it is very difficult to turn
down life-changing money," Wiggs said.
"But when you get that life-changing
money like Keon got, you can invest it."
MLB teams have until Aug. 17 to sign
picks. If the players do not sign, they are
able to return to the draft next year.


PHIL, from page 25

ing to a Magic Johnson-led Michigan
State team.
The Sycamores have only made two
more NCAA Tournament appearances
since then and have never again made
it to the Sweet 16.
Ten, the opposite end of the spec-
trum, would be the equivalent of "There
is no possible way you could have won
this year, so no one should be letdown
more than zero percent."
Exhibit A: the 2008 Detroit Lions.
Now consider applying the formula
to some recent UF successes or fail-
ures.
The 2007 UF volleyball team comes
to mind with its core group of seniors
- setter Angie McGinnis, middle
blocker Kisya Killingsworth and hitters
Marcie Hampton and Amber McCray
- that won four SEC titles but never
advanced to a Final Four as well as libe-
ro Elyse Cusack playing great even as a
sophomore.
With a national championship as the
only hole on coach Mary Wise's ster-
ling resume, the 2007 team didn't hide
its hopes of a NCAA title and had a
WOOF around 2 or 3.
But then, sadly, Hampton went
down with a torn ACL near the end
of the regular season and UF's WOOF
jumped to 6 without one of the coun-
try's best hitters. Sometimes, it's just


not your time.
The upcoming football season poses
another interesting dilemma.
While coach Urban Meyer continues
to stockpile talent in Gainesville, the
2009 season is shaping up to be an all-
or-nothing affair.
I'd put the Gators' WOOF at 3 or 4
though because they will always have
a decent grouping of great players,
even if their names aren't Tim Tebow
or Brandon Spikes.
All I want is a way to measure a usu-
ally intangible feeling.
Fans deserve a way (however subjec-
tive it may be) for a stat sheet to show
whether a team was a huge surprise or
a terrible disappointment when their
memory fails them. The 2008 Patriots
won 11 games but did it without the
services of Tom Brady, one of the best
quarterbacks in the game.
The injury changed the Pats' WOOF
for 2009 from like a 2 (you almost be-
came the best team in NFL history
the year before and then only win 11
games?!) to more like a 7 (Who knew
Matt Cassel would be this good? What
a pleasant surprise!).
When judging the great teams, how
much fun would it be to have some sort
of quotient on external factors?
A team's window of opportunity
changes the lens through which the
season is viewed.
Then again, I don't wear any glass-
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The NBA Draft used to be like a holiday
tome.
Since I was 7 years old, I'd basi-
cally shut down my life once a year to sit in
front of the TV, write down who each team
picked and remain glued to the TV as the
analysts either praised or tore into every
pick. I'll likely do the same on June 25, when
the 2009 NBA Draft kicks off.
I remember when the Clippers took Dar-
ius Miles out of high school with the third
pick and Charles Barkley went off, saying:
"They're a terrible organization. ... I hope he
gets out of there.... The Clippers are one of
the problems in sports."
That was such a great moment of honest,
unbridled criticism that only the NBA Draft
could offer.
But as the years have gone by, the NBA
and NFL drafts have lost their luster. The
endless number of mock drafts has taken
away the unpredictability of the actual se-
lections unless the Oakland Raiders are
on the clock, of course.
The weeks sometimes months of
buildup compounded with the insider re-
ports during the draft remove any element
of surprise. Honestly, would it kill us if
those extra 17 seconds went by without us
knowing that the Knicks were going to take
Danilo Gallinari? I keep a pretty close eye
on breaking news most of the year, but I'd
much prefer the off-the-cuff remarks and
genuine reactions.
The element of unintentional comedy is
still there, fortunately. I never get tired of
watching 6-foot-9 athletes uncomfortably
stride to the podium wearing their $3,000
suits and $19.99 team hats to shake hands
with an old man and awkwardly pose for
photos while making meaningless small
talk with the commissioner.
However, that's not enough to make up
for how few surprises remain on draft day.
As a reporter and follower of sports, I love
having a wealth of information available so
quickly, so I should love how every media
outlet overwhelms its viewers with stats
and forecasts about each player and team.
We've reached the point where a team will
make its selection, and you can hit "Refresh"
and get a detailed breakdown of that player
and how he will fit in with his new team.
But that's not what I tune into the drafts
for. I enjoyed the weeks of uncertainty as op-
posed to the reports informing the viewers
that players reached agreements with teams
a week beforehand. I liked discussing with
friends who should go where, not who will
be going where. What's wrong with waiting
until a team actually signs a player to start
discussing their eventual impact?


Now, half of

conversations I
have before the ac-
tual event end with
some variant of,
"Yeah, but we al-
ready know what
Adam Berry they're going to do,
Bad News Berry so it's not like any
aberry@alligatororg of this matters."
In a weird way,
I still agree with
the latter half of that sentence. So much of
a player's success is dependent on where he
goes, who his coach is and how well-suited
he is for the system he's put in. Skill and up-
side can only take a player so far.
With the NFL and NBA drafts generally
no longer what they were, I was left with
very few options to fill that hole in my life.
The NHL Draft? Uh, sure. If you want un-
intentional comedy, you're all set there. Just
re-read my description of the players' walk
to the podium, only imagine everything
with very thick Canadian and Russian ac-
cents and unkempt beards.
So that led me to the MLB Draft. In the
past, I'd check the results a day or two after
it was over, but this year, I decided to follow
some of the draft on TV and online.
However, it didn't quite live up to my ex-
pectations. The sense of immediacy and im-
portance found in the NBA and NFL drafts
- a first-round pick in either league comes
in with huge expectations is practically
nonexistent in the MLB.
For that reason alone, I was excited at
the prospect of Stephen Strasburg, the first
overall pick by the Washington Nationals,
possibly making the jump straight to the big
leagues. But Strasburg is a rare exception to
the rule that draftees must work their way
up through the minor leagues before finally
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exciting to me. Imagine if Percy Harvin had
put his name in the NFL Draft pool, been se-
lected, then sat around for two months leav-
ing everyone pondering his future.
So I'm still left without a go-to draft. I
could go the "It's not you, it's me" route and
say I've become too cynical to enjoy them
how I used to, or I could just accept the fact
that they have changed.
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