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MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010


SPOTLIGHT ON THE SWAMP

Nursing student holds signing for first book


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator writer

UF junior Laura Francois has a
two-sided story.
She's a nursing major, and she
wrote a book.
Francois released her first novel,
"Reckless Perfection," in Decem-
ber and held her first book signing
Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Books
Inc. on Northwest 13th Street.
"Reckless Perfection" is a 235-
page story of four high school girls
and their relationships and experi-
ences.
Francois said she started writ-
ing the story in a notebook when
she was in eighth grade and let her
friends read it and make comments
in the margins.
She said she rewrote the book
about five times since she started
writing, especially after she en-
countered new high school experi-
ences.
"That really motivated me to
continue to write," Francois said.
She said some parts of the book
are based on her experiences or
those of friends and family, but
most of the story comes straight


from her imagination.
"I put myself in a situation,
and it's like a movie playing in my


head," she said.
When Francois was finished
with the story about a year ago, she


submitted it to Legacy Publishing,
an Orlando-based company.
She said when she heard the


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Laura Francois, a UF nursing student and author, signs copies of her first book, "Reckless Perfection" at
Books Inc. on Saturday afternoon.


news that the company agreed to
publish the book, she was ecstatic
because getting published was al-
ways one of her greatest dreams.
"Just to have that big one ac-
complished is an amazing feeling,"
Francois said.
She said her family and friends
supported and prayed with her ev-
ery step of the way.
"I couldn't do it without God
and my parents," she said. "It defi-
nitely wasn't a solo project."
Sandra Garzon, fellow nursing
student and a friend of Francois'
since high school, said writing is
something Francois is very pas-
sionate about.
"Every time she starts talking
about the book, you can see how
excited she is," Garzon said.
Francois said she will continue
writing after she graduates.
She has already written the se-
quel to "Reckless Perfection" and
started working on the third in-
stallment.
"I think writing is a part of me,"
Francois said. "I can't let that go."
The book is being sold at Books
Inc. and at the UF Bookstore.


Law school gets clinic grant


* THE COLLEGE WILL PAIR WITH SHANDS
TO OPEN A DOMESTIC ABUSE CLINIC.

By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

The UF Levin College of Law received about
$500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund
a new kind of clinic for victims of domestic vio-
lence.
The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic,
opening in May, will be located in the obstetrics, gy-
necology and pediatrics clinic at Shands at UF.
Victims will receive medical treatment, meet
with housing and mental health counselors and seek
legal consultation.
Teresa Drake, the clinic's director and a former
assistant state attorney, said the clinic involves a
combined effort from the law school, the UF College
of Medicine, Shands HealthCare and Peaceful Paths
Domestic Abuse Network.
No similar clinic exists on any other campus in
the country, and the collaboration could provide a
model for future clinics, Drake said.


"We've got people around the country watching
us," she said.
In order to meet the grant's objectives, curricula
for the college of medicine and the law school will
include domestic violence education and defense
training, Drake said.
"We've got people around the country
watching us."
Teresa Drake
The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic
director

She said clinic staff will also reach out to the com-
munity to inform people about the clinic.
Drake said the clinic's obstetrician-gynecologists
will begin training to learn how to screen for domes-
tic abuse in March.
She plans to bring medical and law students to-
gether on community service projects so they can
start working and learning from one another.
"The idea is to train these two critical professions
to recognize and be able to react when they come
across victims of domestic violence," Drake said.


Mayor candidate


opens headquarters


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

With American flags and
handmade campaign signs
hanging in the background,
Gainesville City Commissioner
Craig Lowe welcomed the pub-
lic to his newly opened cam-
paign headquarters Friday.
According to Lowe, he be-
lieves he is the first mayoral
candidate to open a campaign
headquarters in Gainesvilles.
Lowe, who has served on


the Gainesville City Commis-
sion since 2003, is running for
mayor. He is vying to take the
place of Pegeen Hanrahan,
who has served
Local the maximum of
News two three-year
terms.
Speaking to about 60 people,
Lowe vowed to address issues
relating to the city budget, en-
vironment and economic de-
velopment.
"In this campaign, there
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RUB Entertainment presents:
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Cyclists promote solar
energy during world tour
The Solar Cyclists are coming
to Gainesville.
The three cyclists, who are
biking around the world to raise
awareness about solar energy
and solutions to climate change,
will be making a pit stop at UF on
Wednesday.
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cated to promoting solar energy
and cycling.
"Lots of organizations are
joining Smathers Libraries to
organize SolarCycle Week, like
the American Solar Energy So-
ciety at UF, the Reitz Union and
local cycling groups," said Bon-
nie Smith, employee relations
and development coordinator
of George A. Smathers Librar-
ies. "We're trying to get the
whole community involved."
The week's activities will
start today with a U.S. De-
partment of Energy Database
Workshop in the Marston Sci-
ence Library, which will teach
participants to better navigate
and use the Department of En-
ergy databases.
The Reitz Union will show
"The Great Squeeze: Surviving
the Human Project" at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, which investigates
the consequences of human de-
pendence on fossil fuels.
Smith said on there will be
five events Thursday, includ-
ing the SolarCycle Week Expo
on the Plaza of the Americas.
The Solar Cyclists will also
be at the SolarCycle Expo with
their bicycles to answer ques-
tions, according to the event's
Web site.
Smith said she hopes Solar-
Cycle Week will raise aware-
ness about sustainability and
the need for change.
"This is an opportunity for
students to see that things that
are out of the box are attainable,
that they can live dreams and
help the world," Smith said.
"The Solar Cyclists really speak
to the heart."
Cycling and solar power
exhibits will be displayed in
Marston Science Library and
Library West for the rest of the
month.
For more information and a
schedule of events, visit www.
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New SG party named


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

After surviving a merger, the party
has spoken.
The newly formed Student Alliance
Party, a conglomerate of the former Or-
ange and Blue and Progress parties, has
announced its party leaders for Febru-
ary's Student Government elections.
Former Orange and Blue Party Sen.
Ben Cavataro is the Student Alliance Par-
ty candidate for Student Body president,
and former Progress Party Sen. Dave
Schneider will be the party president.
Cavataro said the party hopes to
bring together students from different
organizations and activities across cam-
pus to make the SG budget more trans-
parent and protect Bright Futures funds.
"All of these segments are going to
come together, and our party is going to
be very broad-based," Cavataro said.
"We're very optimistic," he said. "We
think people are hungry for new leader-


ship."
Cavataro said he thinks students
want to move in a new direction.
"We need a Student Government
that's going to stand up, not stand
around," he said.
He cited the Reitz Union fee as an
example and said the party's campaign
will focus on gather-
ing student opinions
about potential fee in-
creases.
Unite Party spokes-
man Ben Meyers said
the Unite Party's cam-
paign strategies will
Cavataro not be influenced by
the creation of the
new party.
Meyers said the Unite Party has been
successful so far due to the experience of
its members, its ideas and open lines of
communication with the Student Body.
He said the Unite Party will be an-
nouncing its candidates Monday at 3
p.m. on Turlington Plaza.


ON CAMPUS

UF adds to poster collection


By KELLY MORGAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF now boasts the largest Mexican film
poster collection of any public institution in
the U.S.
The Efrain Barradas Mexican and Cuban
Film Poster Collection opened to the public
on Jan. 15, and the official dedication was Fri-
day.
Ram6n A. Figueroa, associate professor
of Spanish at Millsaps College in Jackson,
Miss., recently donated his collection of 378
film posters to the Latin American collection
housed in Smathers Library. He asked that
the collection be named after Efrain Barradas,
professor of Spanish-American literature and
Latin American studies at UF.
Figueroa and Barradas met at the Univer-
sity of Massachusetts, where Barradas was
a teacher and Figueroa was studying for his
bachelor's degree.
The posters are from the 1940s and 1950s
and consist of primarily Mexican films, al-
though there are some Cuban film posters, as
well.
James Liversidge, curator of popular cul-
ture collections, described the collection as
eclectic and said he believes it is a perfect fit
for UF.


"This gives us major focus and puts us on
the map," he said.
Upon learning of the donation, the library
received a $4,500 grant to preserve the post-
ers.
John Freund, chairman of the UF Libraries
Preservation Unit, found preserving this col-
lection to be a daunting task.
"This gives us major focus and
puts us on the map."
James Liversidge
curator of popular cultural collections

He and a student volunteer worked to un-
fold the posters, flatten the edges and smooth
the creases, which took about 90 hours, he
said.
"The biggest problem was the size," Fre-
und said. Each poster is stored in its own pro-
tective casing, which will prevent damage. In
addition to preserving the posters, the library
has digitized versions of the collection.
Hard copies of each poster are numbered,
stored alphabetically and are available in the
library for research purposes.
The collection will be on display in
Smathers Library until Feb. 28.


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HAITI RELIEF

Weekend events raise $6,300 for Haiti relief efforts


By MINCH MINCHIN,
TATIANA QUIROGA,
and ANDREA RUMBAUGH
Alligator Contributing Writers

Within three days, three local
events raised about $6,300 for Haiti.
A concert featuring local bands
and free beer at Brophy's Irish Pub
Friday night collected about $1,500.
Most of the money was collected
through the $5 cover charge and
donated to Partners In Health and
Doctors Without Borders, which are
organizations that provide medical
care in countries affected by war, di-
sasters or poverty.
About 250 people attended.
David Sutton, co-organizer of
the event, spent last summer install-
ing clean water filtration systems in
Haiti and decided to organize the
concert a week in advance.
Meredith McCall, a Gainesville
musician, helped plan it.
She found four acoustic perform-
ers and two bands to perform.
Josh Roberts was the first per-
former and began by singing "Save
Me" by Dave Matthews Band.
"I could never think about what
it would be like to have no place
to go, everything around me is de-
stroyed and some of my family
members were missing," Roberts
said. "There's no health care; there is
nothing for the broken legs, the bro-
ken backs, the cuts."
The five other performers were
To All My Dear Friends, Fast Lane,
Monster, Meredith (of Redboy) and
Erica C (of The Wooden).
Gainesville resident Andrea Cel-
lini, 31, came because she wanted to


support Haiti.
"I feel they've always had a
rough time in Haiti, and this is the
roughest they've faced in a long
time," Cellini said. About 300 other
locals hoping to help Haiti attended
Club Creole's Spring Gala and Proj-


ect Haiti fundraiser Saturday night
at the Turkey Creek Golf & Country
Club in Alachua.
Club Creole is a UF Haitian cul-
tural organization, and the event
auctioned off Haitian paintings. It
raised more than $3,000 for Project


Haiti's medical mission trip to Haiti
in March.
Jemima Douyon, a UF sopho-
more born in Haiti, said almost ev-
ery Haitian person at the fundraiser
knew someone affected by the earth-
quake.


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Esther Dorvilus, Castille Etienne and Rilwan Ajayi celebrate as their friend places a winning bid of $525
for a Haitian scenery painting at the Club Creole Gala on Saturday.


"Five people died that I know,"
Douyon said.
The event included a showing of
a video taken near Port-au-Prince
moments after the earthquake. The
audience issued a collective gasp as
a scene depicted a motionless, dust-
encrusted hand protruding from
rubble.
Aaron Jackson, the keynote
speaker of the gala and co-founder
of Planting Peace, a nonprofit orga-
nization that promotes health and
safety around the world, spoke at
the event.
He has spent about a week in
Haiti helping with relief efforts and
also encouraged gala attendees to
do their part.
About 400 students attended a
$5 pancake brunch Friday to benefit
Gators United for Haiti.
The event raised about $1,800
and was hosted by Kappa Alpha
Theta and Sigma Phi Epsilon, said
Rachel Bevans, Kappa Alpha Theta
president.
Bevans said the event also re-
ceived support from people who
are not involved in Greek organiza-
tions.
"It's more about making a dif-
ference than having a social hour,"
Bevans said.
Sigma Phi Epsilon president and
finance junior Mike Eisen said the
event was a good way to raise mon-
ey while opening it up to as many
people as possible.
"So many people were killed, in-
jured and left homeless," Eisen said.
"With the resources we had here, we
figured we could make something
of a difference."


Invisible Children wins $1 million in Facebook contest


* IT WILL GIVE $100,000 TO HAITI.

By LEAH GOODWYNE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Invisible Children has taken the top spot
to win $1 million in Chase Bank's Commu-
nity Giving Facebook promotion.


Chase posted the final votes early Sat- Stephanie Alman, president of the UF
urday morning. Invisible Children, a non- chapter of Invisible Children, said the chap-
profit working to aid children in war-torn ter would not receive any of
Northern Uganda, topped the leaderboard National the contest money.
with 123,990 votes. News "We raise money from
Invisible Children announced Wednes- our own schools and we do
day it would donate $100,000 to support re- fundraising on a smaller, grassroots level,"
lief work in Haiti. Alman said.


They narrowly beat Isha Foundation Inc.,
which had 122,742 votes. Isha works to pro-
vide health care and community develop-
ment in rural communities.
To Write Love on Her Arms placed third
with 96,145 votes. The organization helps
people struggling with depression, addic-
tion, self-injury and suicide.





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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Import cars face off
By GLENN COINE However, he thinks it will beco
Alligator Contributing Writer more readily available in the near


The smell of alcohol, burnt rub-
ber and gasoline filled the air Sun-
day at Gainesville Raceway as about
200 competitors and 1,500 spectators
showed up for the 101st Import Face-
Off.
The event comes to Gainesville
twice a year and hosts more than 20
events annually nationwide. And ac-
cording to director Cliff Wallace, it is
the only event of its kind to survive
the recession.
"Every other event has gone
bust," he said. "But if they keep com-
ing, we'll keep doing it."
Dwight Baldwin, co-owner of
Stage 6 Motorsports in Jacksonville,
blames dependency on foreign oil
for the drop in attendance and prize
money.
Baldwin said E85, which is 85 per-
cent ethanol and 15 percent race gas,
is a viable option to cut the cost of ex-
pensive fuel.
"You can make really good power
on it. The problem is it's hard to come
by," he said.


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fu-


ture.
But for now, cars are an expen-
sive hobby. People like Vic Miraflor,
42, of Orange Park, spend thousands
of dollars rebuilding and modifying
cars for speed.
"Every other event has gone
bust," he said. "But if they
keep coming, we'll keep do-
ing it."
Cliff Wallace
event director

His '95 Honda Civic ran a 10.23
second 1/4 mile at 144 miles per
hour on Sunday. To put that in per-
spective, Motortrend.com lists the
1/4 mile time for a Ferrari 599 as 11.3
seconds at 126.4 miles per hour.
Despite the cost, Miraflor said he
loves what he does.
"When I'm stressed, I just go to
the garage and start working on my
car," he said. "I focus on one thing,
and everything else just goes away."


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Editorial

Sour SexToon

Haiti cartoon wasn't

meant to offend
A picture is worth a thousand words.
But 1,000 words is nothing compared to what the
editorial Board received when the Alligator ran Thurs-
day's sexToon, which depicted two people having sex on a table
texting the word "Haiti" to the Red Cross.
Before we talk about anything else in this editorial, we would
like to say one thing: We still have a lot to figure out.
After all, we are students.
However, we have a much bigger responsibility than most
of the Student Body.
Don't get us wrong it's an awesome one. We get to bring
UF students and Gainesville residents their daily dose of local
news, politics, entertainment and Gators sports.
When deciding to run that cartoon, we in no way wanted to
make light of the situation that happened in Haiti.
Furthermore, we appreciate all of the fundraising efforts that
have come from the Red Cross, UF organizations, the Salvation
Army and any other person or group who has stepped up in
this time of need.
We were simply trying to show how people have come to-
gether to help the Haitians in their time of need, as we do when
we publish stories about the relief efforts of students only
with the cartoon, we were giving it a humorous spin. We un-
derstand that Haitians are dealing with a horrible tragedy, and
we would never want to treat the situation insensitively. But
despite the heartbreak, we see beauty in the way the world is
coming together to help Haitians. Our cartoon was simply an
acknowledgment of the fact that people are joining together to
get behind a cause.
Alligator employees are standing behind Haitians as much
as anyone else. The Avenue Editor wrote a guest column last
week encouraging students to donate, and most of us have
made personal donations.
We apologize if the execution fell a little flat, but the cartoon
was certainly not malicious, and offense was never our inten-
tion.
We are an independent newspaper, and we rely on each
other and ourselves to make good decisions and good choices.
However, we do not operate under the illusion that we are
perfect. We want feedback, and we want to learn. We don't look
at the past with regret but as an opportunity to grow.
That's why we created a special e-mail address where you
can send your questions, comments and concerns: alligator-
feedback@gmail.com
This is not the place to harangue us. What you send here
will not be published in the Letters to the Editor section. This is
a place where you can send constructive criticism, suggestions,
ideas, etc. and be assured that the editors will read it. We want
to be as connected as possible to the Student Body, and the only
way we can do that is to have an open pathway for you to ac-
cess us.
Lay it on us.
That said, we would like to make it clear that we won't be
bullied into removing the sexToons completely.
And talking to our advertisers about our "smut magazine,"
or e-mailing President Machen (yeah, someone really hates us
that much) won't scare us.
We may be independent from UF and distribute our paper
to more people than just college students, but when it comes
down to it, we are a college newspaper.
And college students have sex not all of them, but a lot of
them. You may not agree with it, and you may not participate,
but it happens.
So if we want to publish a sexToon in the entertainment sec-
tion, we will.


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Well, it's official the presidency of Barack
Obama is over.
No, seriously, it's over. After all, the pun-
dits have spoken. Scott Brown, a Republican state sena-
tor from Massachusetts, which is probably the most lib-
eral, commie pinko place on earth, was elected to the
U.S. Senate last week in a special election to fill the late
Ted Kennedy's spot.
See, the people have spoken. Or, more precisely,
1,168,107 voters in Massachusetts have spoken. And
what did they say? We want change!
Surprising, isn't it?
And because the Obama presidency is over, the pun-
dits have taken to writing up its obituary. Here lies the
Obama administration, killed by a disconnection with
the American people over the role of government, says
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. Here is
the grave of the Democratic Party, killed off by its own
hubris, New York Times columnist David Brooks con-
tends.
Both Noonan and Brooks make the same flawed
observation that's been circulating around the op-ed
pages, radio talk shows and cable-television shouting
matches all week: Obama believed his own hype and
never adapted to the public's changing mood on issues
like finance and health care reform.
The problem with this analysis is that it pretends the
public was never invested in meaningful reform. Just
one year ago, the vast majority of America was gung-
ho on completely overhauling our broken health care
system.
Even six months ago, a majority of Americans thought
health care reform should include a public option.
In the past six months, Obama and the American
people have suffered a leadership crisis.
People don't get ticked off when an elected official
doesn't listen to their concerns. No, people get indig-


fnant when a leader doesn't try
to convince the public why he's
right. When the opposition came
out and painted health care reform
as a radical, un-American piece
of legislation aimed at destroy-
Matthew Christ ing the American family and who
letters@al gatrrg knows what else, D.C. Democrats
__ter____to o never came out with equal fervor
to recapture the public's attention.
They lost faith in their own convictions.
Even worse, all of this played out over the back-
ground of a less-than-stellar economy. A new Brookings
Institute report finds that in 2008, more than 30 percent
of the population fell below the poverty line. With fig-
ures like that, you simply can't afford to appear preoc-
cupied with what now appears to be a political fight.
Not all's bad. President Obama is still the most trust-
ed person in government, Democrats are consistently
ranked higher than Republicans in opinion polls, and
the GOP, despite its recent win in Massachusetts, is still
the party of no ideas.
The president has another chance to convince the
American public why his ideas are right for the country
this Wednesday at his State of the Union address.
Otherwise, he'll continue to come off like Count Ros-
tov in Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace." After giving a
rousing speech, Rostov marches into battle only to see
the enemy actually advancing toward him. Rostov,
aloof and perplexed, wonders why the enemy keeps
marching. "To kill me?" he asks, "Me, whom everyone
loves so?"
There is something to say about the audacity of fight-
ing back.
Matthew Christ is a political science and journalism
sophomore.


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Letters to the Editor
Columnist needed more facts that what weapons exist in the hands of
On Friday, Alligator columnist Paul private citizens "are nothing compared to
Murty addressed the sad fact that gun and the might of the armed forces." There are
knife crimes in the U.S. are exorbitantly nearly as many guns in the U.S. as there
high when compared to rates in the U.K. are citizens, and the military is only so big.
The emotional response to these tragic Remember, the colonists were no match for
crimes is often to immediately bash guns the British, and last time I checked, I don't
and gun owners and attempt to curtail their have a hankering for tea or speak like Sir
rights, but the argument Murty raised for Alec Guinness.
gun control needs more facts. Murty's subsequent conclusion that we
Guns may not be the real problem or the don't need guns for the reason the founders
only problem. How does the size and train- envisioned goes something like this: In the
ing of the police force compare in the U.S. event the government did become totally
and the U.K.? Are criminals punished dif- renegade, the military would so squarely
ferently in the U.K.? Who can be licensed kick the collective asses of 300 million peo-
to own a gun in the U.K.? There are more ple if they decided to get out of line, and
factors contributing to the issue of gun we should just give up any pretense of de-
crimes, and to look narrowly at guns as the fending ourselves or exercising our rights
only problem would be irresponsible. to revolt. I'd be laughing if it wasn't such a
If you're interested enough in a topic to stupid and equally cowardly statement.
be swayed by someone's opinion, then it Apparently, in an attempt to say as
doesn't hurt to look up the facts for your- many dumb things as one can in a given
self so you can make a more informed de- column, Murty compares the Bible to the
cision. Constitution in what can only be described
Logan Pyle as an example of Bush-league sophistry. If
4LS you need help seeing how this comparison
is just idiotic beyond words, ask a friend
Gun control article unoriginal who knows how to dress themselves ex-
Paul Murty's Friday column "America plain it to you.
should rid itself of gun use" is wholly un- Finally, forgetting all of the previous
original and poorly crafted. Murty floats a points, Murty believes that ridding the
few arguments for the elimination of pri- country of nearly 300 million guns could
vate arms in this country, and, as usual, even be pulled off. Or perhaps, when he
they don't make it off the ground. read back over the rest of his flawed col-
The first half of his valuable column umn, he shrugged his shoulders and fig-
space is wasted because gun rights in this ured, "What the hell?"
country have nothing to do with England, Rob Myers
knives or even gun deaths. The right to bear Gainesville Resident
arms is the second amendment for a rea-
son: In order to make certain the govern- U U U
ment doesn't become oppressive of its peo-
ple, the citizenry need to have the means Alligator staff lacks class
to overthrow it. Murty posits, incorrectly, I ran right past disgusted into just plain


appalled.
Self-expression? Yes, I understand that.
But just like I don't express my naked phy-
sique in public, I don't care to know about
others' penises or any other sex failures.
If I were looking for that kind of advice,
I would know right where to find it. But
when I pick up the Alligator, I don't expect
that. In particular, I am referring to the ar-
ticle on Thursday called "Hard OFF: When
Penises Flop" and the sextoon.
How far have you come to get a reaction
that you have to resort to these types of ar-
ticles? Could you really not come up with
anything more creative to share? Maybe
something that didn't involve being an
indirect advocate for promiscuous, drunk
sex? It makes me think that your staff is
just a group of ravaged, hormonal, sex-
starved teenagers, and that the only way to
feel good about yourself is to post cartoons
defiling the tragedy in Haiti and an exem-
plary organization that is part of numerous
countries around the world.
I've been at UF for four years, and I've
always loved getting the Alligator, but now
you just make me want to throw up, and
that's not an understatement it's just the
plain truth. And I'm neither a saint nor a
celibate Christian. I curse when I shouldn't
and have a safe sex life. Yet all of this I can-
not stand because it degrades your work,
that of the Alligator's predecessors, the
university, the city and UF students in gen-
eral. Have some class.
Carolina Diaz


Corporations entitled to free speech
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court got it
right. When the Supreme Court was creat-
ed by the Founding Fathers, it was not in-
tended to promote social justice or uphold


laws that are popular with much of the
public. The Supreme Court instead serves
to ensure that laws follow the Constitution
strictly as it is written.
When the federal government oversteps
its constitutionally prescribed powers, it
is up to the judiciary to keep those federal
power grabs in check. Free speech, a cor-
nerstone of the Bill of Rights, should be
protected. The 5-4 majority struck down
needless campaign finance laws because,
as argued by Justice Anthony Kennedy
in the majority opinion, corporations and
other for-profit and nonprofit organiza-
tions have every right to free speech and
expression. In sum, he says "no sufficient
governmental interest justifies limits on
the political speech."
Using money to fund issue ads telling
voters to support or vote against a candi-
date is free speech and is now protected as
such.
Interest groups are vital to politics be-
cause they give people a collective voice
in Washington, D.C., to represent their in-
terests. Blue-collar workers, white-collar
workers and opposing interests, business
and labor and other interests will now have
more robust representation in Washington,
D.C. Interest groups are necessary for the
vitality of democratic governments, and
limiting their free expression is limiting the
ability for many Americans to have ample
representation in government affairs.
The decisions handed down by the Su-
preme Court are not always popular with
some, but when they restore free speech
rights and allow freedom of expression for
groups that give representation to many
Americans, then you know they are doing
their jobs.
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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $830. Corporate units available.
Furniture Packages Include: Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
text (lakewood)@65586
4-21-09-71-2

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 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
4-21-09-71-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios $465, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
1225 SW 1 Avenue Pets welcome
372-7111 No move-in fees!
4-21-09-71-2

BRAND NEW REDUCED RATES!
1's, 2's, 3's
Inclusive Pkgs Available
Pet Friendly!
Immediate or Fall Move In
352-374-3866
4-21-09-71-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $499 150 ft from UF!
Move-in today. FREE parking!
Pets Welcome! No Move-in Fees.
372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave
4-21-09-71-2

$419 FOR EVERYTHING
All Inclusive Student Suites
Roommate Match*Feline Friendly!
Astroturf Soccer Field
352-271-3131*GainesvillePlace.com
4-21-71-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-21-09-71-2


REDUCED RATES!
Upscale 2/2*3/3*4/4
Rates from $386*Close to UF
EnclaveUF.com*376.0696
4-21-09-71-2

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WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info
Ask about our new pet policy & other specials
4-21-09-71-2

Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2

* Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
* Also 3BR/2BA house available. $900/mo.
No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-21-
09-71-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
352-332-3199
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
4-21-09-71-2


WALK & BIKE TO UF
01 BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$600 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2


The Grove Villas
Rental Community
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
888-373-0849
4-21-09-71-2

1BR/1BA apt, $499/mo. 3320 SW 23rd St.
Each unit has a private gated court yard. On
bus route close to Shands, VA & College of
Vet Med. Pets <50lbs arranged. 352-377-
2150 or paloverde3320@yahoo.com 1-29-
10-60-2

PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-5-10-
62-2

Working at Shands or VA- nice 2/1 @ Summit
House across the street. $700/mo + $200
dep. Call 352-8430-0220 to see. 1-29-47-2

1, 2, 3 BR's WE'VE GOT IT ALL!
1/1 from $589 2/2 from $649
3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
Tennis*1 mile to UF*Huge Laundry Facilities
377-7401 www.biketouf.com
4-21-09-71-2

* 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
7209 SW 45th PI. $600/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 2-3-10-
38-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 1-29-09-35-2

BLOCKS TO UF
Available August 2010. Now showing
multiple houses. 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA,
4BR/3BA, 5BR/3BA. www.dalyproperties.
com or call Carol 359-3341 2-26-10-43-2

Move-In Now & Walk to UF
2BR $300/br 1BR $599 Studio $720
Dorm style $509 Roommate Matching Avail
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-21-71-2


100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1 BR $689
Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall
352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-21-71-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $560;
1BR $520. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $560;
2BR $635 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 1-29-10-20-2

Luxury Student Condos Close To Campus
Includes internet and utilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol Park Realty (352) 367-2669
1-29-09-20-2

Luxury student condos close to calmus.
Includes interest & tuilities
From $385 per month each.
Please call us for the details.
Bristol park Realty 352-367-2669 1-29-10-
20-2

$199 Move-In Special
$500-$700 2 bed/1 bath
Walking distance to UF and downtown
800-805-7379 or (352)505-9264 2-17-10-
30-2

Holiday Special/ Valentine's Day
NO MOVE-IN COSTS Free Rent
(Don't Pay Anything til 2/14/10)
Please Hurry.... Only A Few Units Avail!
(We speak Spanish) 352 240-9009
2-12-09-27-2


Rocky Point Apts 3100 sw 35th pl- 376-1619
Country Garden 2001 sw 16th st- 373-4500
Regency Oaks 3230 sw Archer rd 378-5766
Southwest Villas 3643 sw 20 ave 336-9000
Archer Woods 3020 sw Archer rd- 373-8727
2-12-09-27-2

UPPER WESTSIDE &
NANTUCKET WALK
1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments
Granite counters. Parking avail.
Walk to campus & the stadium
For info. call 352-872-4644
4-21-10-73-2

Cute & Clean! Vintage 1-BR with wood floors
& great front porch in quiet NW area. Walk to
Ward's, Publix & buslines, bike to downtown
& UF. Avail. NOW! $575/mo. 352-338-7670
or email shepley@cozygator.com 1-27-10-
17-2

Baxter Cottage
2 blks to UF campus, 1013 SW 4 Ave
2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, completely remod-
eled, Cent AC/Ht,wood firs, DW, W/D, NS,
NPets. $650+util. ATucker458@aol.com
1-29-10-16-2

Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
3-31-54-2

1BR home on a hill, 14' x 24' living room with
view, dining area seats 6, huge patio, private
entrance, carport, near UF, NW 8th Ave. All
utilities paid. $850. 352-395-6250 or 332-
1429 1-29-10-16-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-
6149, dyeung888@embarqmail.com
1-29-10-15-2


***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
1-29-15-2

$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1.5 Bath
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands
on bus route. W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500
security, $550/month. 2640 SW 31st Place
Unit B. 562-2782 or 514-6869 if interested.
1-25-10-2

MOVE IN NOW!
Sweet studio w/large porch, deck, on creek.
Safe area. On busline. Tiled, laundry priv.
$395/mo, 1/3 utils, 1st/last/$400 sec. 352-
384-0111. 24/7 apt326@yahoo.com 1-25-
10-10-2

One Block to UF:2/2.5 bath townhouse. W/D,
Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, wood floors,
ceiling fans, GUARANTEED Parking call
Todd at 514-4915, VERY Nice townhouse
1-29-10-13-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1st Nice large
4BR/2BA house. Big bedrooms, big living rm.
W/D provided, game rm $1425/mo. 2100 NW
8th Court. Call for directions. Pets ok, fenced
yard. Other houses available 352-339-2342
1-26-10-10-2

Perfect 3BR for grad students or profession-
als. Close to SW Rec Center & Archer Rd
conveniences, hardwood floor, cent H/AC,
new appliances, nice yard. 2627 SW 31st
Terr. $750/mo until August. 215-7199 1-26-
10-10-2


** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1075
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111 4-21-
65-2

* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1 bdr. from $459 2bdr. from $639
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/1 from $619 2/2 from $729
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Sunrise Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
ibdr from $469
NO APP FEE. Near UF, Schands and VA
Ph.372-4835 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1 bdr. from $599
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Ashton Square Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2 & 3 bdrs from $719
Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
Ph.333-1120 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Summer Place Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Ibdr from $469 No rent until Jan,
Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Sundowne Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Studio from $439 1 bdr from $479
Walk to Butler Plaza and Regal Cinemas
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Gator Village Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Ibdr from $489
Near Downtown off 6th Street
Ph. 372-3826 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


Walk to UF. Openings in Feb, May & Aug.
* 2BR/2.5BA $850 2BR/1 BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gvl132601@gmail.com
2-26-10-32-2


$300 ALL Inclusive, Utils, CableTV,
SecureWiFi, BR/Pvt. BA, W/D, Newly
Remodeled & Furnished Common Area. On
UF Bus Rte. January FREE. OPEN MINDED.
954-854-9445 1-28-10-10-2


Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
2-11-10-20-2


4 BR/4 BR apt in Oxford Terrace II. $545 a
month. Fall'10-Summer'11. Utilities, cable,
internet, Washer/dryer, all included. Very
close walk to campus! Call 954-608-9531 or
email geoff265@ufl.edu. 1-29-10-10-2


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***2/1 Brandywine $495 sm. pet ok***
***3/2 House W/D $725 pets ok***
Near UF, Shands, VA. On bus route.
Short term ok.
AVAIL NOW 352.284.2654
1-29-10-10-2


DUCKPOND
Stone cottage studio. Small but cute. Good
sized kitchen. Blocks to downtown, restau-
rants. Available now. $475/mo. 306 NE 6th
St. 379-4952 1-29-10-10-2


DUCKPOND
2BR/1.5BA 1200 sq ft townhouse. Amazing
location. Tile floor, new countertops. Blocks
to downtown. Available now. $850/mo. 508
NE 4th Ave. 379-4952 1-29-10-10-2


2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 1-29-10-9-2


2BR 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
216 SW 12th St.. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 1-29-10-9-2


2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1 BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 1-29-10-9-2


SORRENTO SUBDIVISION
Newer 3BR/2BA 2 car gar, split plan home.
Eat-in kitchen, living & dining rms, fireplace,
high ceiling, lanai, fenced yd, sec sys. $1300/
mo yearly lease. 813-205-0220 Iv mssg. 2-1-
10-10-2


*2BR Home cent AC/heat, wood floors, 611
NW 34th Ave $625/mo + sec.
*3BR wood floors, close to UF/SFC, bus.
Flex lease $625/mo Available now
352-318-8822 1-26-10-5-2


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The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
Screened Patio-W/D-Microwave
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
4-21-60-2

2BR/2.5BA 1308 SW 61st St.
$595/mo. $300 sec dep.
Call 352-332-4088
2-2-10-10-2

GOT ROACHES?
Buy Harris Famous Roach Tablets.
Guaranteed to kill. Available at: Zells
Hardware, 3727 West University 3-17-10-
35-2

Quiet SW large 3/2, dining & fireplace,
screened back patio, attached garage,
fenced backyard. Pets w/ deposit. $1000/
mth. 1st and $1000 security req. Call 352-
375-7030 1-29-6-2

4 BR's FOR FALL!
ONLY $1089 1525 square feet HUGE!!!
Washer/Dryer* Fireplace Water/Sewer incl.
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Tennis
Individual Leases Pets Loved
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-10-55-2

1001 SW 16th Ave.
2BR 1BA APT $560/mo incl. water, sewer,
pest control, garbage. Top floor, carpet, large
windows. Walk to UF or take RTS 13, 16 or
17.407-922-0029 1-28-5-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 1-28-
10-5-2

Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo with washer/dryer, screened-
in porch, newer condo, near UF. Shands,
located off 34th & Archer Rd. 2 units
available $750/mo. Call 317-5060 215-5996
3-1-10-27-2

VIEW OF STADIUM
Spacious 1BR/1BA apt. Large yard. Freshly
painted, new flooring. 6 mo or 1 yr lease.
$599/mo 352-335-4790
1-28-10-5-2

*2/1, 3 Blocks to UF
*Near Sorority Row, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $900/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-55-2

*2/1 Apt, 8 Blocks to UF
*1000 SF, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-55-2


room in 3/3 at the woodlands. male or female
welcome. $580, all inclusive. First month
free, no move in fees. Move in Immediately.
3059236495 1-29-10-7-3


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$300 ALL Inclusive, Utils, CableTV,
SecureWiFi, BR/Pvt. BA, W/D, Newly
Remodeled & Furnished Common Area. On
UF Bus Rte. January FREE. OPEN MINDED.
954-854-9445 1-28-10-10-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-21-71-4


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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $299/mo incl
elec, cable tv, internet, pool, laundry facility.
914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626 4-21-09-71-4

1BR/1BA or 2BR/2BA avail now
for responsible mature individual. $400-$800/
mo OBO + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 1-26-
10-46-4

1 ROOMMATE NEEDED ASAP For 4bd/3ba
House. Shared With 3 UF Dance Students.
$440 + 1/4 Utils. House Fully Furnished.
Private Bath! Car Garage. W&D Incl. Call
Jessi 813 244 1919 Ready To Move In!
1-29-10-17-4

$300 ALL Inclusive, Utils, CableTV,
SecureWiFi, BR/Pvt. BA, W/D, Newly
Remodeled & Furnished Common Area. On
UF Bus Rte. January FREE. OPEN MINDED.
954-854-9445 1-28-10-10-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-2-10-10-4

15 Minutes to UF/SFCC 1900sf, 5/3 MH. Will
rent by room 350 up, or whole house 1400.
Mth to Mth lease. 352-301-2403 1-29-8-4

3000+sf home, nw 13th & 16th, 4/3, reno-
vated, rent whole house 1900 or by the room
500. 352-301-2403 1-26-5-4


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GREAT DEAL. I am NEVER there. 2BR/2BA
townhouse. Downtown. W/D hookup. Jan
rent paid. Arlington Square Apts. Pet friendly.
No deposits. $500.00/month. 863-258-6350.
Scubagirl404@gmail.com 1-27-10-5-4

Mill Pond/Gainesville Health & Fitness!!
Need roommate to share 2BR/2BA condo
on the water. Completely furnished except
your BR! Move in immediately and receive
free month rent!!! 352-538-5170 ask for Kyle
2-3-10-10-4

WALK TO CAMPUS! Room available in 3/2
house, 1.5 blocks from UF, cent Ht/AC, W/D
parking. $350/mo. Grad students preferred.
352-367-9128, 375-1474 1-27-10-5-4

Female seeks roommate for 4/2.5 town-
house, cricket club, all included, no pets,
$400 954-557-4769 3-4-10-30-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-71-
5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-21-09-71-6
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-21-09-71-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-21-
71-6


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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-21-09-
71-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6

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

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6


CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
www.pcrecycle.biz 4-21-09-71-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-21-10-69-7

CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com
1-29-10-14-7




***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-21-09-71-10

Discount Hookahs at www.Hookaa.com.
Value Hookahs at dirt cheap prices.
We offer wide variety of Hookahs and
Hookah Accessories at deep discounts.
Visit us @ www.Hookaa.com
2-2-10-10-10-

Affordable High Quality Recording.
Musical Engineers, Private Setting.
Starting at $25/hr 352 258 8557.
www.medusasounds.com 2-5-10-10


***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
4-21-09-71-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-21-09-71-11


***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-21-09-
71-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-21-09-71-11

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-21-09-71-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-21-09-71-11


**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 4-21-09-71-11

Discount Motorcycle Gear
www.turn2co.com. Up to 75% off original
MSRP. 904-294-8344 Turn 2 Gear 1-29-
10-26-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
SOver 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS Buy@Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-21-71-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-21-71-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
4-21-71-12

I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
2-26-09-95-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up.
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

92 Chevy Camero $1999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
01 Kia Optima $1999 cash
96 Chevy Blazer $1999 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

92 Plymouth Van $699 cash
94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $1499 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Kia Sephia $999 cash
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999 cash
96 Chevy Cavalier $1499 cash
92 Honda Accord $1499 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
98 Ford Explorer $1900
97 Mits Diamonte $1999
94 Toyota Camry $1499
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


98 Ford Contour $2500
98 Dodge Ram $2900
98 Pontiac Transport $2900
99 Saturn $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

97 Mercury Grand Marquis $2500
00 Mercury Sable $2900
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12


96 Honda Accord $2500
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
02 Kia Rio $3900
03 Buick Century $4900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

2003 Honda Civic, 79k, $8999CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k, $6999 CASH
2005 Chevy Monte Carlo, 43k, $9999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2005 Nissan Altima, 94k, $9999 CASH
2006 Suzuki Aerio, 54k, $8999 CASH
2001 Nissan Altima, 99k, $5999 CASH
2003 Jaguar, 95k, $8999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2002 Toyota Camry, 76k $8999 CASH
2004 Toyota Corolla, 111k $7999 CASH
1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Corolla, 68k $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
352-338-1999 4-21-55-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-21-
71-13

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
4-21-71-13


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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 1-28-10-71-13

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and
fourth wednesdays of each month. These
hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and
have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 1-28-
10-71-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-21-71-14


Now you can easily _wlGotnA_ _
submit your classified ad wlGotAn
for print and/or web editions Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are hiring notetakers for
right thru our website! spring '10. Go to www.HowlGotanA.com
Just go to 1-25-10-16-14
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted. UCB


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-21-09-71-14


FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
4-21-10-71-14


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 4-21-71-14


DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers $12-$16/hr.
You need a great attitude & dependable car.
Hiring lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our
closing drivers earn $100 per night. Apply
@ any of our 8 location or @ gatordominos.
com/jobs. 4-21-09-71-14


Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 4-21-09-
71-14


PT Sales /Leasing Agents Needed
Help students find their new apartment!
Great pay plus bonuses. Sales experience &
outgoing personality required. No real estate
exp req (training provided). Send resume,
cover letter & avail schedule to
hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-21-71-14


Hair models wanted for long hair in motion
studies. Hip-length or longer only. No experi-
ence necessary. $70 to $120 and hour. Call
352 792-1824 modelslh@yahoo.com
1-29-10-42-14





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Looking for energized individuals to work part
time as an office assistant mainly for packing
online orders.
High paced environment so attention to
detail is key. Hourly pay $8.50/hr. Very
nice job environment and 10 min from
UF! Preferred bilingual English/Spanish,
but not required. Please send resumes to
universitycollegebooks@gmail.com and
make sure your contact information is in-
cluded.
Thanks 2-2-10-20-14


Summer Jobs
$2400
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 14 Aug 7. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-21-10-70-14


Linux Administrator
Full time career position with a success-
ful 30 year employer located in Gainesville.
Must have strong Linux/Unix background
and should be conversant with the following:
kernel compiling, network configuration, ip-
tables/ipchains, Sendmail, Procmail, MySQL
and Apache. Please apply on line at
http://www.gleim.com. 2-3-10-20-14


Veterinary Technician/Assistant
Full or part time. Some weekends,holidays.
Experience preferred. Apply in person
at Jonesville Animal Hospital 14145 W.
Newberry Rd, Newberry. 1-25-10-10-14


GET PAID TO WAVE! ENERGETIC AND
OUTGOING. NEED COSTUMED WAVERS
FOR LIBERTY TAX ON ARCHER RD. HRLY
PAY + BONUS. FLEXIBLE HOURS. GREAT
JOB FOR STUDENTS. CALL 672-6300
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OODo you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic 328-6603 or
email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 1-29-
14-14

Bartenders and Wait Staff wanted at
Newberry's Backyard Bar-B-Q Restaurant.
Our friendly, high volume restaurant needs
capable, friendly, and smart employees to
deliver a great experience to our Guests.
Please apply in person. 25405 West
Newberry Rd. Newberry, FL 32669
(Across from City Hall)
1-29-10-12-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office.
Approx 25 hrs/wk, afternoons and some Sat
mornings. Tasks include taking rent pay-
ments, answering phone, filing, writing let-
ters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting
pay $7.50/hr. Good PT job for student.
Please send resume and cover Itr to rabell@
atlantic.net or fax to 378-2411. No phone
calls please. 4-21-10-64-14

STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-21-
10-63-14

Full time NANNY needed M-F
recent newborn exp req. $450/wk
grad students welcome;
Noah's Ark Nanny; send resume, photo,
short bio to gnv@nanoneone.com 1-29-
10-10-14

Gainesville-based travel agency
now hiring experienced sales agents.
Candidates must be outgoing, computer
proficient, and quick learners.
GREAT STUDENT JOB. GREAT PAY.
Please send your resume and availability
to bestontravelnet@gmail.com.
1-29-9-14

COUNTER HELP FOR PIZZARIA
Experience a must. PT/FT available. Call
376-3444 1-25-10-5-14


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career-oriented FT Reservations Manager
with fluency in Spanish for long-term posi-
tion. Position requires excellent organization-
al and communication skills. Please email re-
sume to: Stephanie@holbrooktravel.com
1-27-10-7-14

PART TIME WORK
Great Pay
Customer Sales/Service
Flexible Schedule
Scholarships/Internships
No experience Needed
Conditions apply,

CALL 352-371-9675
2-16-20-14

Hiring a skilled computer worker
with experience using TaxWise.
Call 376-2253 1-26-10-5-14

Help teenager with autism after school.
Help with therapies, social activities, home-
work, and chores after 2:30 M-F. Occasional
weekend hours for activities. Transportation
and references required, experience/train-
ing a plus. Send resume to afterschool-
care4son@gmail.com 1-29-10-8-14

Mother's Helper Must be fun, energetic &
loving. Responsibility includes child care for
2yr & 4yr old. Picking up & laundry. Mon,
Thrs & Fri 7AM-5:30PM. $10/hr.
352-213-7449. Referrences/background
check. 1-27-5-14

Salesperson, $15-$20/Hr. Attorney based
Debt Settlement. No experience required.
Good communication skills. Evenings shifts.
Apply in person 4-6pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave,
Suite 2300, 2nd floor Creekside Mall 1-29-
7-14

Sexy party promotions / Fantasy role play
/ Costume models $50 hr.+ to start, South
FL. Call 954-593-8120 No exp. req. Will
train, Full career support, Safe & legal,Sexy
only pls. (954)593-8120 for more info.
2-5-10-12-14




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CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


LATE NIGHT DRIVERS
$15-$17/hr 10pm -4am.
Apply @ gatordominos.com 4-21-10-60-14

Comfort Inn West on SW 40th Blvd is cur-
rently looking for a Dynamic Front Desk
Associate to work full time. Must be available
to work a flexible schedule and have a posi-
tive attitude. Apply in person. 1-25-1-14

WANTED AFTERNOON NANNY
SPEECH, OT, CHILD PSYCH or
EDUCATION BACKGROUND A PLUS

Responsible, loving, fun and smart part-
time after school nanny for our 12-year-old
(seventh grade) and 9-year-old (third grade)
children. Both are active and happy children.
Older child has Aspergers and requires a
consistent and structured approach with
plenty of TLC. Excellent practical experience
for Special Ed students or future students.
Responsibilities include picking-up from
school, overseeing homework, outdoor play
and driving to limited activities. Must be
available from 3pm every week day. $12 per
hour. Please send resume to
pflugg@bellsouth.net.
1-29-10-5-14

Part-time position available for hard worker
who knows shopping trends, ebay and isn't
afraid to pick up the phone. Email
David@thegearguides.com for more info.
1-25-1-14


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 4-21-71-15

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 4-21-71-15

Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm
tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 4-21-09-71-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-21-71-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-21-71-15

* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Full-color DecalsOExhibitsOVehicle Wraps
Top QualityOFast ServiceOLow Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

** PLAQUES AWARDS TROPHIES **
Name BadgesOButtonsOADA Signs
Top QualityOFast ServiceOLow Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15


MATH TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
1-28-15-15







HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-21-71-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-21-71-16


STD/Pregnancy Testing
Confidential, Affordable, Fast and Easy.
www.JustGetTested.com
5% Off with Discount Code UF2010 2-3-
10-20-16


Free Resume Review
Visit www.advanced-resumes.com
1-25-5-17


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-21-71-18

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Green Cards
Employment Visas & Naturalization
www.ruthlaw.com (352) 335-6748
2-2-40-18

"The Lost Passkey to Life:
The Spiritual Exercises of ECK"
ECK Worship Service, Sun. Jan 31,
11 AM, Courtyard By Marriott
(by Butler Plaza). Call 378-3504.
ECKANKAR Experience
the Light and Sound of God!
www.eckankar.org
1-28-4-18


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love


"Swan Song", Jan 25, 7.30 pm
an hour of dance/theater/music/poetry
5$ student tkts, (352)375-HIPP
http://thehipp.org/news/events.php 1-25-
10-8-20

,,,,,,Students currently practicing Maharishi
Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation
program and who wish to start a TM club
on campus, please call Allan Byxbe at
352-338-1249.

Interested students who have not yet
started the practice and who wish to start a
club may ask about scholarships avail-
able through the David Lynch Foundation
through January 31st.

Free follow-up checking and advanced
lectures are available on a continuing basis,
as always, for those already practicing the
TM program.
1-26-10-7-20

FREE GRE WORKSHOP from the UF
Teaching Center. Monday-Thursday, 1/25-
1/28 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Verbal sessions
on M & W, Math on T & R. Call 392-2010 to
register and learn the room location. 1-25-
10-5-20


FREE Zumba Fitness class Monday,
February 1st, 5:30pm. 601 S. Main St.
Parking in rear. Free water and snacks and
lots of smiles. Two instructors for twice the
fun. www.ZumbaGypsy.com 904-742-0188
2-1-10-6-20


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
4-21-09-71-21


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-16-09-25-21


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092



OO***OBAHAMAS SPRING BREAKOOO
Complete 5-Day packages from $189.
All packages include round-trip cruise and
hotel. www.BahamaSun.com 800-867-5018
FL Seller of Travel Reg No 35585
3-1-09-85-21


*RIVERSPORT KAYAKS*
Kayak Rentals, Manatee Tours
UF Students 20% off on Rentals.
352-621-4972 www.flakayak.com
4-21-10-71-21

**-*-**RIVERSPORT KAYAKS-*-*-*-*-*
352-621-4972 WWW.FLAKAYAK.COM
SALES, RENTALS, TOURS, FISHING
Dealer for Wilderness Systems, Perception
Necky, Ocean, Hobie Peddle Kayaks
4-21-10-71-21


Need performance credit?
5$ student tickets to "Swan Song"
Jan. 25, 7.30 pm at the The Hipp
352.375.4477 1-25-10-3-21


GMG TRANSPORT
FREE WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1 & 4:30
Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm Mon 2 pm -Also
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or online- $35 O/W
$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
4-21-71-23


Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your room-
mate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or
pet products here in the Pets section of the
Alligator.


TORTOISE SHELL KITTEN
7 1/2 months. Spade. All shots. Inside. Small,
loving and really playful, smart. Good home
only. Contact 352-4682056 1-27-5-24





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.


FOUND: BLACK & WHITE FEMALE
BASSSETT/BORDER COLLIE MIX
Please contact 352-216-7631 1-27-3-25











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MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Parsons beats buzzer to sink Gamecocks

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alllgator org

Chandler Parsons can't help but feel a little
lucky.
Less than three weeks after hitting a 75-foot
game-winner at N.C. State, the junior forward
nailed a three-pointer from the left wing as time
expired to give Florida a 58-56 win against South
Carolina on Saturday night in the O'Connell
Center.
"I'm the most blessed player in this country, I
I1 swear to God," Parsons said. "I just keep asking
myself, 'How does that happen to me?' Honestly,
I was just in the right place at the right time."
5 After the 21-footer found nothing but net,
Parsons ran down the court
before being mobbed by his
teammates, eventually finding
himself buried at the bottom of
Men's a dogpile for the second time
Basketball this month.
The Gators (14-5, 3-2 South-
eastern Conference) needed
Parsons' buzzer-beater to hold off the Game-
cocks (11-8, 2-3 SEC), who took a 56-55 lead with
five seconds left on a layup by guard Devan
Downey.
Downey, who led all scorers with 36 despite
facing double teams throughout the night, raced
the length of the court, blew by UF's entire team
and dropped in a tough layup off the glass.
UF coach Billy Donovan said he worked in
practice on late-game situations, like the one the
IGators faced after Downey's layup, setting up
his team to run the length of the floor and get a
shot up with 10 seconds remaining.
It didn't work as well in practice as it did
against the Gamecocks.
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff "Erving Walker three times in a row was pull-
UF forward Chandler Parsons shoots the game-winning three-pointer as time expires in the ing up and trying to take jump shots at the end
Gators' 58-56 win against South Carolina in the O'Connell Center on Saturday night. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

George's block helps hold off South Carolina


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org

It wasn't the 40-point win
Jordan Jones might have liked
against her former team, but she'll
live with the outcome.
UF guard Trumae Lucas
drained the go-ahead pull-up
jumper with 17.7 seconds left to
give the Gators (11-9, 4-3 South-
eastern Conference) a 59-56 win
over South Carolina on Sunday.
It was Florida's ninth game
this season decided by single dig-
its (4-5).


"It was tough seeing familiar
faces," said Jones, who trans-
ferred to UF after her freshman
year at USC. "It's just a good feel-
ing, kind of justifying why I came
here."
Forward Jennifer George
finished with a career-high six
blocks, including one on USC
guard La'Keisha Sutton with nine
seconds left. Gamecocks center
Kelsey Bone grabbed the ball
in time for one last shot, but it
clanged off the rim and UF for-
ward Sharielle Smith corralled
the rebound.


UF outblocked USC 9-0.
"I just try to use my strength,"
George said. "Just trying to push
by the paint and use every bit of
myself to get up
on them."
The Game-
cocks (10-9, 3-4
SEC) fell behind
by 13 after Lucas
sank two free
George throws with 9:28
left in the first
half. Jones added a three-pointer
69 seconds later before USC went
on a 15-4 run to close out the


half.
Bone, the SEC's top rebounder,
had a game-high 11 boards and
almost matched her season aver-
age (14.5) with 14 points in the
first half on 5-of-9 shooting, in-
cluding a 4-of-5 effort at the free-
throw line.
Foul trouble in the second
half kept her scoreless for 18-
plus minutes, but she made an
immediate impact once Florida's
Azania Stewart fouled out. Bone
finished with 19 points, and Sut-
ton (15) and Valerie Nainima (12)
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 16


UF rugby


is worth


watching
His left eye was well on
its way to being swol-
len shut, but Cody Da-
vidson was grinning from ear
to ear.
He had just been subbed out
of the UF rugby B-team's match
against FSU after scoring three
tries (the sport's equivalent of
touchdowns), but that wasn't
the topic of conversation.
He took a ball to the face fol-
lowing a drop kick, and he re-
counted it with a smile on the
sideline while his face slowly
puffed up.
"I could feel it swelling right
away," said Davidson, who
took man of the match honors
in the B-
squad's
43-0 flog-
ging of
FSU's sec-
ond team.
A mo-
Mike McCall ment later,
McCallin' It B- team
Like I See It member
mmccall@alligatororg Fernando
Guarderas
jogged
up the field laughing while a
stream of blood trickled down
his nose.
I've known both of these
guys for a while, and I've al-
ways considered them to be
reasonably sensible. But watch-
ing them and the other mem-
bers of the Gators' three rugby
teams take on the 'Noles on Fri-
day, there was a hint of insanity
in the air.
That was my first live expe-
rience with rugby, as I watched
the UF A-team's hard-fought
18-16 win, the "Killer B's"
cruise to a victory and the C-
squad win 21-10.
I'm still hazy on the rules
and tactics of the game, but one
look at the dedication from the
players involved is enough to
make me give rugby a chance.
And the Gators provide a
great place to start. Their A-
squad is undefeated, and with
wins against Tennessee and
the Seminoles in the last two
weeks, their chances of reach-
ing the sport's 16-team nation-
SEE MIKE, PAGE 16


I doubt he wins SEC Player of the Year, but SC's Devan Downey is
my favorite player to watch in the SEC. He leads the SEC with 31.6
ppg in conference play, 12.3 more than second place. ... Lakers
center Andrew Bynum missed the team plane to Toronto and had
to pay for a commercial flight. I'm sure coach was comfortable.


* UF football coach Urban Meyer's break didn't last long.
He told reporters during Saturday's men's basketball game
he plans to coach during spring practice. "People I'm clos-
est to are going to demand I take some time off, but I tried
that already. I tried a day and a half, and it didn't work."


* UF's men's tennis team split its
weekend matches with UCF and
Baylor while the women swept
North Texas. Check out our cover-
age of the matches online.






MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 0 ALLIGATOR, 15


Gators send off seniors with

Men top Auburn for first time since 1999


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

The men's and women's swim-
ming and diving teams celebrated
the careers of 15 athletes Friday
against Auburn on Senior Day.
And they did it with wins.
In the final meet of the season
at the O'Connell Center Nata-
torium, the men's and women's
squads beat the Tigers by scores of
162-138 and 185-115, respectively.
The Gators' men's squad (8-0, 3-0
Southeastern Conference) stayed
undefeated with the victory while
the women improved their record
to 9-2, and 3-1 in the SEC.
"It was a real exciting meet
for the seniors and the whole
team," UF coach Gregg Troy said.
"We've got a close group, so when
the seniors get excited with their
parents here it rubs off on the rest
of the team."
Using that excitement, the
Gators swam a total of 40 NCAA
provisional-qualifying times. The
men's team ended the day win-
ning nine of 16 events, while the
women won 10 of 16.
With the help of the seniors,
the men's team topped defend-


ing national champion Auburn
for the first time since the 1998-99
season. Senior Shaune Fraser led
the way, winning the 100-yard
(47.00) and 200-yard butterfly


(1:44.37) and placing second in
the 100-yard freestyle (43.82), all
NCAA provisional-qualifying
times.
"It's always a bittersweet mo-


Florida's Shaune Fraser made his final meet in the O'Connell Cente
yard butterfly events and placing second in the 100-yard freestyle.


wins against Tigers
ment," Fraser said. "The past backstroke (47.46), the 200-yard
four years have been the best of backstroke (1:42.80) and the 200-
my life." yard individual medley (1:47.91).
Also swimming strong for the "Pinzon swam real strong to-
men's team was senior Omar Pin- day and Fraser's just been good
zon. Pinzon won three individual all season long," Troy said.
events in NCAA provisional- On the women's side, senior
qualifying times in the 100-yard Gemma Spofforth placed first in
the 100-yard backstroke (53.03)
and second in the 200-yard back-
stroke (1:56.61), both NCAA pro-
visional-qualifying times.
In fact, Spofforth's 100-yard
time was only .02 seconds away
from the NCAA automatic stan-
dard. On the diving board, se-
nior Kara Salamone took the one-
meter diving title (303.97) and
placed second in the three-meter
diving event (292.81).
"The women's side was real
good through the whole meet,"
Troy said.
One thing Fraser and Troy
both mentioned is the importance
of staying focused on the little
things and technical issues as
there is only one meet remaining
for the men's squad Saturday
at Tennessee before the post-
season starts.
"We want to carry the momen-
Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff tum into SECs and then the final
r count, winning the 100- and 200- step of our season, the NCAAs,"
Fraser said.


Dickerson picks up another all-around title in UF win


ETHE FRESHMAN HAS WON THE
ALL-AROUND TITLE IN EVERY MEET.

By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer

The Gators went into Memorial Coliseum
wanting to prove they could excel away from
the friendly confines of the O'Connell Cen-
ter.
Friday night against No. 12 Kentucky,
Florida did just that, as it won their dual
meet, 196.050-195.350. The win gave No. 4
Florida (2-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) its
first road victory.


Freshman Ashan6e Dickerson continued
her early-season surge and walked away
with another all-around title Friday. Her total
score of 39.25 made Dickerson three-for-three
in all-around performances this season.
"She's a robot," UF coach Rhonda Faehn
said. "I think her beam was better than her
score reflected and her floor routine was the
best one she's done so far this year. She just
keeps showing improvement and she's only
going to get better."
After an uncharacteristic 8.75 on the bars
by senior Amanda Castillo, the team was able
to rebound nicely, and it finished the event
with a 49.05 and a .400-point advantage after


one rotation.
It was a lead the Gators would not relin-
quish.
Following the first ro-
tation, the Gators scored
well on the vault (49.175)
and on their floor exercises
(49.075) before closing the
meet out on the balance
beam.
Last week, Florida had
Dickerson issues in the middle of its
lineups.
Going into the final rotation of Friday's
meet, the Gators made sure there were no


costly errors this time around.
On the beam, senior Courtney Gladys
bounced back from a shaky routine against
Arkansas and scored a 9.825, which tied with
freshman Liz Green and Kentucky's Storey
Morris for first place in the event.
The team's 48.750 on the beam, despite
being its lowest team score of the meet, was
still good enough for the Gators to hold off
the Wildcats and come away with the team's
second-straight victory.
"It was a complete 180 from the first road
meet," Gladys said. "We're definitely head-
ing in the right direction for the rest of the
season."


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Boynton struggles but hits clutch free throws late


HUUO b, from page 14 shot this season.


of the clock," Donovan said. "That's the
worst thing you can do in that situation.
You have to drive the ball to the bas-
ket."
Walker put Donovan's advice into
effect Saturday night. Despite being
the team's hottest shooter in conference
play, Walker took the quick inbounds
pass from Dan Werner, sped down to the
free-throw line, drew the defense and
dished it off to a wide-open Parsons.
"That was an unbelievable shot but
an even better pass," Parsons said.
Parsons missed his first three shots
from beyond the arc on the night, but he
said the last one felt good as soon as he
let it go unlike his other last-second


"I'm not gonna say the N.C. State
one felt good off my hands, but this one
did," Parsons said. "This one definitely
felt good. No matter how many I miss,
I'm gonna keep shooting."

"That was an unbelievable shot
but an even better pass."
Chandler Parsons
UF junior forward


Starting for the third-consecutive
game in place of Werner, Parsons fin-
ished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for
the fourth double-double of his career
while playing a team-high 36 minutes.
Three other Gators finished in dou-


ble figures, led by Kenny Boynton's 14
points.
Boynton shot just 5 of 13 from the
field and 0 of 5 from beyond the arc, but
he went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line,
including three clutch shots late.
Down 54-52 with 11 seconds to go,
Boynton drew a shooting foul on Game-
cocks guard Ramon Galloway. The
freshman went to the line and drained
all three free throws, giving the Gators a
one-point lead.
"One thing that's going to be lost
in this game is the fact that a freshman
walked up to the free-throw line and
made three free throws with 11 seconds
to go downby two," Donovan said. "That
says a lot about him as a player, his focus
and what kind of player he is."


Lucas scores nine second-half points to lead Gators

W-HOOPS, from page 14


also scored in double-figures for the Gamecocks, who
were second in the SEC in three-point shooting at 47
percent, but went 5 of 16 from beyond the arc (31 per-
cent).
"Kelsey is so talented," UF coach Amanda Butler
said. "She's the total package because she's big, she's
strong, and she is so skilled. The more we could get
her off the floor, certainly that improved our chanc-
es."
With Stewart limited on the offensive end by
fouls, other Gators stepped up in the second half.
Lucas scored nine second-half points, and Lonnika
Thompson hit back-to-back three-pointers to sustain
a four-minute 9-4 UF run while Bone was benched
due to foul trouble. Smith and Lucas led the Gators
with 11 points each.
Florida cleaned up its play with four turnovers in
the second half compared to 12 in the first half.
At the men's basketball team's matchup with
South Carolina on Saturday, Butler encouraged fans
to come out for her team's game as well, and she
thanked the O'Connell Center crowd of 2,053 after
the game.
"[The fans] were as much a part of the
win as George's block at the end," she said.


Jordan Jones dribbles the ball down the court during the Gators' 59-
56 win against USC on Sunday.


M IKE, from page 14

wide postseason tournament look good.
"The college level is really the base
level for growth in rugby (in the US) at
the moment because that's where it's
developed," UF A-side captain Neal Du-
pree said. "I think you're really seeing the
beginning of something new that's going
to be sticking with the American sports
culture."
The camaraderie element is also inter-
esting. After Friday night's matches, the
two teams hit the pub together.
"In the game, you were hitting some-
one in the face and now you're sitting
down having a drink with them," Dupree
said. "It's a powerful chemistry that the
sport maintains. The level of respect for
going out on the field is something I think
you don't see in most American sports."
The game is entertaining, even for
those who don't grasp its intricacies.
At its worst, rugby is unsuccessful
runs up the middle and punts. At its best,
it's like watching a never-ending option
offense, and there are parallels to some of
the most exciting plays in football.
Field position is crucial, so punts are
pretty frequent. But there's no fair catch
in this sport, so every kick that stays in
bounds leads to contact.
Also, forget roughing the kicker. Dur-
ing the B-match, a 'Nole trying to get off
a punt was clotheslined by a charging
Gator, leading to a loose ball and UF try.
On offense, the goal is to pound the
ball up the middle, draw defenders in
and start an option offense toward the
outside. With a long line of players ready
for the next pitch, it looks like the Stan-
ford-Cal desperation kickoff return.
Plus, there's still the whole violence
angle if that's what you're looking for.
With men's and women's clubs at UF,
there's ample opportunity to learn a sport
that has worldwide appeal.
And while I'm not crazy enough to
play, when the Gators line up against
Florida Atlantic on Saturday, I plan on
being glued to the sidelines.




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