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FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010


ON CAMPUS

Students walk



for DREAM Act


By EMILY MORROW
Alligator Contributing Writer

Four students from Miami
Dade College are going for a walk
- all the way to Washington,
D.C.
They travel about 17 miles each
day, and Thursday their walk
brought them to the UF campus.
Their campaign is called the
Trail of DREAMs (Development
Relief and Education of Alien
Minors), and the students will
be making their way through
Gainesville by foot to protest im-
migration policy.
Felipe Matos, 23, Gaby Pacheco,
25, Carlos Roa, 22, and Juan Ro-
driguez, 20, began the 1,500-mile
journey on Jan. 1.
They walked north on 13th
Street, arriving at Tigert Hall at


about 2 p.m. Thursday.
About 30 gathered at the ral-
ly, organized by the Coalition of
Hispanics Integrating Spanish
Speakers through Advocacy and
Service (CHISPAS), to hear their
message.
The walkers shared their sto-
ries, talked
about what they
hope to accom-
plish with their
journey and
answered ques-
tions.
"This is not
Gras a four-people
walk," Matos said. "This is a
movement."
CHISPAS also held a forum
Thursday night in Hurley Hall
to give community members and
SEE WALK, PAGE 4


Board of Governors


considers bar rules


* THE RULES WOULD LIMIT
DRINK SPECIALS.

By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

The Florida Board of Governors
is considering a sobering proposal
that would regulate drink specials
at bars.
The board met in Tampa at
the University of South Florida
Wednesday and Thursday.
It addressed the idea of legisla-
tion that would give Florida coun-
ties the power to regulate gender-
specific drink specials, such as
ladies nights or specials offering
alcohol for lower than wholesale
costs.
Board member Ann Duncan


noted the controversial nature of
the proposal for many university
students across the state and said
it is meant to stimulate conversa-
tion.
"It is a complicated issue,"
Duncan said. "It is not one-size-
fits-all."
She said the board wants to
explore more opinions from stu-
dents and businesses it might af-
fect before bringing anything to
the Florida Legislature.
Bill Edmonds, the spokesman
for the Florida Board of Gover-
nors, explained the board's desire
to start a conversation with those
who have a stake in the matter.
"They want to talk to retail as-
sociations and restaurant associa-
tions and get their points of view
SEE REGULATIONS, PAGE 4


Medieval fair to start Sat.


By ERICA JOHNSON
Alligator Writer

Eight stages of entertainment and 160 arti-
sans will take Gainesville back in time starting
this weekend at the 24th annual Hoggetowne
Medieval Faire, organized by the City of
Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs.
Linda Piper, the events coordinator for the
festival, said the fair is one of the most well-
known in the country with more than 50,000
people traveling from as far away as Louisi-
ana.
"I've been producing the Faire for 15 years
and have watched it grow bigger and better
each year," Piper said.
The event will feature music and magi-
cians from aerial acts to acrobatics.
In medieval fashion, there will be jousting
and human-powered rides, she said.


"I think this is a great way to escape the
hustle and bustle we all live and experience
a really fun time where things are simpler
and easier," Piper said. "It's just a fantasy
world."
"I think this is a great way to escape
the hustle and bustle we all live and
experience a really fun time where
things are simpler and easier."
Linda Piper
events coordinator for the festival

The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
on Saturday, Sunday and on Feb. 6 and 7. It
will also be open from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Feb. 5.
Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for chil-
dren ages 5 to 17. On Feb. 5, admission will
be half-price.


* Freshman guard
Kenny Boynton and
the Gators head to
Knoxville to take
on Tennessee on
Sunday with a
chance to extend
their conference
winning streak to
five games.
See Story, Page 13.


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WHAT'S HAPENNING
Student Government qualifying
Today, Monday and Tuesday; 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reitz Union, Room 284
Come interview for an execu-
tive office position or Senate seat
with the Student Alliance party or
the Unite Party.

Shabbat at Hillel
Today, 7 p.m.
UF Hillel
Join other Jewish students
for three services (Reform,
Conservative and learners). The
learners service will be about
Judaism and the environment.
Students are invited to arrive at 7
p.m., and services will begin at 7:15
p.m., followed by dinner at 8:30
p.m.

Model EU Conference
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Dauer Hall, Room 219
Observe or participate in the sec-
ond annual Model EU Conference
at UF. Join 18 representatives of
European Union countries as they
debate current issues.

International Jam 2010
Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight
Weaver Basement
United World Organization
is hosting International Jam
Saturday. People from around
the world will get together for
free food, music and more. We
hope to see you there.

Relay For Life Team Captain
Toga Party
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.


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Building, Room E119
Join the Relay For Life
Committee at its next meeting
to find out how you can form a
team and join the fight against
cancer. For more information,
visit www.relayforlife.org/uffl.

Got something going on?
And want to see it in this
space? Send an e-mail with
"What's Happening" in the
subject line to efuggetta@alliga-
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missions after the events listed
above. Improperly formatted
"What's Happening" submis-
sions may not appear in the pa-
per. Press releases will not ap-
pear in the paper.

ON CAMPUS
Web site scouts for
funniest UF student
Class downs at UF could
have the chance to get paid.
Comedy.com, a Web site ded-
icated to telling the world about
what's funny right now, is con-
ducting a search for the funniest
UF student to serve as its official
UF correspondent, said Matt Ko-
man, senior director of content
for the site.
The chosen student will add


a comedic spin to Florida happen-
ings by writing a daily blog.
Koman said the site is looking
for students with a sense of hu-
mor, an opinion and a passion for
everything funny.
He said Comedy.com will help
promote and market the blog
posts, as well as provide Los An-
geles networking opportunities for
the writer.
Interested students can ap-
ply for the paid position online
at comedy.com/college. Applica-
tions will be accepted until the end
of February.
ELIZABETH BEHRMAN

CORRECTION:
A story in Wednesday's Al-
ligator incorrectly reported that
10 percent of Millhopper library's
collection was in circulation. It also
incorrectly reported the date of the
reopening. The library will reopen
on Feb. 26.


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG parties seek candidates


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Students interested in Student Government
should go Reitz Union Room 284 Friday, Mon-
day or Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Members of the Unite Party and the Stu-
dent Alliance party will be conducting inter-
views and selecting new members to join their
ranks.
Students should bring Gator 1 IDs and re-
sumes.
Senate President Ashton Charles, the Unite
Party candidate for Student Body president,
said 50 Senate seats need to be filled.
In the spring, senators are elected to rep-
resent their years and majors, she said, as op-
posed to the fall, when senators are elected
based on where they live.
Charles said the Unite Party will be look-


ing for students who want to play an active
role on campus.
"We really want those passionate people
who want to get involved and make a differ-
ence," Charles said.
"We're looking for every Gator that
really wants to make an impact on
our university."
Ben Cavataro
Student Alliance Party candidate

Ben Cavataro, Student Alliance candidate
for Student Body president, said the party is
looking for members from all classes, majors
and interests.
"We're looking for every Gator that really
wants to make an impact on our university,"
Cavataro said.


'Oedipus' opens today


By MEGAN MCGARRELL
Alligator Contributing Writer

"Oedipus the King," a more than
2,500-year-old play, will begin a nine-
show run at the Nadine McGuire
Black Box Theatre today.
"This show reintroduces people
to a classic," said C.J. Roell, co-stage
manager. "They know it, but it is
different to actually come and expe-
rience it. It is old yet still powerful
today."
This version of the play is not iden-
tical to those done in the past, though,
said Yanci Bukovec, the director of
the play. Instead, he decided to reveal
the ending of the story right away.


"I am using a contemporary ap-
proach by showing the ending first.
It's more accessible to modern audi-
ences," he said. "But I leave them
questioning how it happened and
how the story will unfold."
Bukovec said he feels
On this is an important pro-
Campus duction to put on and
for people to see.
"['Oedipus'] is a classic. All of
the classics are the building blocks
of what we are today," he said. "This
production is the root of theater. It is
how theater began."
Tickets cost $13 for students
through the University Box Office,
located at the end of the Reitz Union
Colonnade.


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ON CAMPUS

Cyclists promote solar power during campus pit stop

By JENNIFER COLEMAN ing around the cyclists' visit, team's cell phones and tracking devices. The team traveled an average of 82.75
Alligator Contributing Writer Cyclists Susie Wheeldon, Jamie Vining She said the inspiration behind the jour- miles per day, Wheeldon said.
and lain Henderson left from London City ney stemmed from a Gloria Steinem quote: After the presentation, audience mem-
After pedaling 12,993 miles, two cyclists Hall last May and have been raising money "We can tell our values by looking at our bers asked what the cyclists found along
made a pit stop in Gainesville Thursday as for SolarAid, a poverty and climate change checkbook stubs." the road.
part of a worldwide bicycle tour to promote charity in the U.K. "I looked at my checkbook stubs and Vining said he found a cowboy hat in
solar energy. They have also created a blog, The Solar- realized that, although I was a wonderful Texas.
About 50 people attended the cyclists' Cycle Diaries. person and very charitable and very giving, "It perfectly molds to my head, and I've
presentation that highlighted their journey Henderson was unable to attend the pre- I would spend a very long time in the pub; kept it as a souvenir ever since," Vining
,A tb, b f t fr 1. ;- Qm41a sentation. and mavbe I should try to spend more time said.


Library East. The presentation was part of
UF's SolarCycle Week, a campaign revolv-


Wheeldon showed the crowd the solar
panels on her bicycle. The panels power the


thinking about how I can live better and
more sustainably," Wheeldon said.


Wheeldon and Vining will be leaving
Gainesville for Miami on Saturday.


Idea developed last November


WALK, from page 1

students another opportunity to hear
the walkers' stories.
The idea for the walk was born
in November 2009 after the group
had protested together for about two
years.
Matos said they felt that the ral-
lies weren't doing enough to solve the
problems undocumented immigrants
face in the United States.
"We had to do something bigger,"
he said. "Something that would re-
quire sacrifice."
The walkers are often joined by
community members who want to
show their support.
Matos said they have seen crowds
of nearly 100 people follow them.
"It's so amazing to see that we have
become a beacon of hope for these peo-
ple that are silenced," he said.
Bianca Gras, president of CHISPAS,


and Matos both encouraged students
and residents to come out and sup-
port the walkers during their time in
Gainesville.
"Trail of Dreams is an amazing sto-
ry and an amazing cause," Gras said.
"We've been fighting for this since we
started."
"We had to do something
bigger. Something that would
require sacrifice."
Felipe Matos
protestor

Matos shared Gras' sentiments.
"The most important part of our
campaign is the people who stay in the
communities," Matos said. "They are
the ones who truly affect the change."
For more information about Trail
of DREAMs or to donate directly to
the cause, visit the team's Web site at
www.trail2010.org.


Max Reed/ Alligator
Miami residents Gaby Pacheco, Felipe Matos, Andrea Ortiz and Carlos Rao speak to students
and faculty about their 28-day journey from Gainesville on the Trail of DREAMs Thursday.


Board of Governors wants student, business owner opinions on matter


REGULATIONS, from page 1

on this," he said.
John Barnes, the University of North
Florida Student Body President and chair
of the Florida Student Association, said the
board's decision to move slowly in its nego-
tiations could help make the proposal suc-


cessful.
Barnes said it was important to include
students in the talks.
Nick Hicks, the manager and bartender
of Jack's Bar and Grill, said negotiating with
the government about regulating private
business can be tricky.
Hicks said he would be OK with regu-
lations if the Florida Board of Governors


reaches out to all bar owners and works out
a proposal everyone can agree upon.
He said he understands the
State board hopes to protect stu-
News dents' safety.
"There's going to be a lot of
give and take on both sides," Hicks said.
Edmonds said student groups should
also be involved in the discussion.


UF journalism senior Morgan Lamborn
said it's nice to have inexpensive nights out,
but sometimes people can go overboard.
She said different regulations in different
counties may tempt students to cross coun-
ty lines to find better drink specials.
"I wouldn't want to see one county de-
cide it's more conservative than another,"
Lamborn said. "That could be dangerous."


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NATIONAL

Students, professor comment on State of the Union


By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Writer

After a difficult year and the end
of a turbulent decade, President
Barack Obama's State of the Union
address evoked opinions from both
sides of the political spectrum.
The president's speech Wednes-
day night addressed all of the major
issues being debated in Congress:
health care, energy independence,
education and the economy.
Political science professor Rich-
ard Conley said Obama was ac-


knowledging what people have
been telling him for the past year:
It's time to focus on the job market.
UF College Republicans Chair-
man Johnathan Lott agreed.
"It's time for the president to talk
about jobs, but I'm not sure he's go-
ing to do the right thing."
Conley said the president is be-
ginning to react to polls that show
the public is concerned about the
nation's budget deficits and foreign
debt.
And while the president urged
bipartisanship, Conley was skepti-


"There's not a whole lot of basis
to think bipartisanship will return
with a flare," he
said.
But Ben Cava-
taro, president of
the UF College
Democrats, was
optimistic about
Obama's agenda
Obama for 2010.
He watched
the State of the Union with more
than 30 other college Democrats at


Gator's Dockside restaurant. Like
the Democrats in Congress watch-
ing the speech in the House Cham-
ber, he said they were applauding,
laughing and cheering as the presi-
dent spoke.
"It's one of the most exciting po-
litical events of the year," he said.
Cavataro said Americans like the
new focus on jobs and that he was
excited about what the president of-
fered for college students.
Obama said he wanted to in-
crease Pell Grants, implement stu-
dent loan forgiveness for those


working in public service and end
federal tax subsidies for banks giv-
ing student loans.
Cavataro said the tax subsidies
are a waste of taxpayer money, and
the government should loan directly
to students instead.
And while Republicans and
Democrats remain divided on the
future of the country, Obama urged
Congress to embrace unity.
"Let's seize this moment,"
Obama said," to start anew, to carry
the dream forward and to strength-
en our union once more."


Police arrest local man for shooting at the Enclave apt.


* VICTIM KNEW SHOOTER.

By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Writer

Gainesville Police Department officers ar-
rested a local man for two separate cases of
armed robbery Wednesday.


According to the police report, Reggie
Gill, 19, attempted to rob an acquaintance in
the parking lot of the Enclave Apartments,
3000 SW 35th Place, on Jan. 20, threatening to
shoot the man.
The victim addressed Gill by name and
pleaded to be left alone, but Gill shot into the
air, according to the report.
The men fought over the gun until the vic-


tim was able to escape.
Gill shot the victim in the calf as he ran
away, according to the report.
Local The victim picked out Gill in
NeWS a photo lineup.
Gill's fingerprints were also
connected to a residential robbery on Jan. 12
at 120 NE 40th Place, according to the report.
Gill broke into the house through an un-


locked bedroom window and is accused of
stealing a $2,200 television and a book of
bank checks.
Gill is charged with one count of burglary,
one count of grand theft, one count of at-
tempted murder, one count of robbery with a
firearm and one count possession of a firearm
by a convicted felon, according to the report.


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Editorial
The Editorial Board has never been so happy to say
TGIF. And we are in dire need of the weekend to rest and
recuperate because it's almost that time again, kids. It's
the most dreaded time of the semester. Yep, you guessed
it Student Government elections.
So without further ado, we're going to present you with
the you-either-need-to-find-routes-through-campus-that-
don't-involve-Turlington-Plaza-or-invest-in-a-new-pair-
of-headphones-and-dark-glasses edition of...



Darts & Laurels

You know the fliers will find their way into your hands
regardless because the people passing them out are ruth-
less.
Charlie Simpson is a different sort of ruthless the
good kind. The 7-year-old boy from the United Kingdom
raised about $400,000 for Haiti's earthquake victims when
he rode his bicycle about 5 miles around the local park.
And that's why we're going to toss the clever little chap
a you're-brillant-and-made-all-of-us-over-here-across-the-
pond-feel-bloody-awful LAUREL to Charlie Simpson.
Wicked!
Simpson isn't the only one who made a lasting contri-
bution.
J.D. Salinger, author of "The Catcher in the Rye," died
Thursday at age 91.
And so, for introducing Holden Caulfield to us and pro-
ducing endless conversations about the ducks in the pond
in high school English classes everywhere, we're going to
place a wreath of even-Holden-couldn't-call-you-a-phony
LAURELS on J.D. Salinger's grave.
On the subject of paying for things, we're throwing a
couldn't-you-have-spent-your-money-and-airtime-on-
something-better Double DART at CBS and Focus on the
Family. Focus on the Family, a conservative anti-gay, anti-
choice group, has reportedly paid nearly $3 million to air
a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl.
We understand free speech maybe better than most
people but the decision makes us wonder how many
Haitians that money could have fed or how many books
for a children's library it could have bought.
As for CBS, the network is seeping with hypocrisy.
They rejected a church's ad a few Super Bowls ago be-
cause it included the message that the LGBT community
was welcome.
Now a gay dating site is challenging CBS, requesting
a spot for a commercial that features two men holding
hands then kissing. We hope CBS does the right thing and
airs that message, too.
Speaking of discrimination, the Editorial Board would
like to lob a we-suspect-you-may-be-a-descendant-of-Sa-
tan DART at the Ohio teacher who humiliated an 11-year-
old boy in front of his classmates for having long hair.
The kid's mom is suing, and we're all for it. If she
doesn't spend it all on therapy, she should buy him a car
and pay for his college.
On a lighter note, we have a situation of simple stupid-
ity. The Editorial Board would like to paint a picture of a
DART and hang it on the front door of the residence of the
art student who tripped and ripped a hole in a $130-mil-
lion Picasso painting.
Walk much? Seriously, we've all been to museums, and
it's not like paintings are just hanging out in the middle of
the room for any idiot cursed by gravity to stumble over.
That's all for this week. In the meantime, try not to
trip.


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bor. The politics of our country, specifically of Congress, are
inherently wrong and against what Americans want.
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election (see Sens. Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln). In fact, I
would argue most aren't actually voting based on what they
want or believe is best for the country.
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because in my brief history with politics I have experienced
this phenomenon with Republicans more than Democrats.
Sadly, the people in Congress have become puppets of
their superiors, voting on what the current party line is. That
party line could be something like not working with Demo-
crats on anything they propose, even if it's a bill like Sen. Al
Franken's that closed a loophole that prevented a woman
who was raped by employees of Halliburton while in Iraq
to sue. The Republicans, instead of voting on the issue based
on what they actually believe which I'm assuming is that
rape is wrong chose to vote with the party line of blocking
every Democratic bill, no matter what.
I'm reminded of the Franken bill by the recent election of
Scott Brown in Massachusetts, who supported a bill in Mas-
sachusetts that forced every citizen of the state to purchase
health care. The bill was very similar to the controversial bill
currently being debated in Congress the bill that Brown
ran his campaign on. This time, however, Brown ran his
campaign based on being the 41st Republican in the Senate
to filibuster the health care bill, one that he supported in his
own state. Apparently, it was good enough for his own state,
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promote democratic values by promoting free thinking in
our Congressmen and Congresswomen. As a country, we
don't get anywhere when we constantly bicker and put the
values of a few in front of the needs of millions.
That is why I believe a drastic change is needed in Con-
gress, to either a three- or zero-party system. If there was a
truly independent party with power, its members of Congress
could vote with their hearts and stay in the middle, where
most Americans are. Similarly, if there were no political par-
ties, there would be no allegiance. As President Obama said
in his State of the Union address to Congress, "We were sent
here to serve our citizens, not our ambitions."
If, as President Obama declared Wednesday, the health
care bill will reduce the deficit over the next 20 years, then
members of Congress have a fiscal responsibility to pass the
bill. I know this is a simplistic take on the situation, but some-
times politics can be simple. We have a tremendous deficit.
If we can help millions of people in the country in the short
term while saving money in the long term, we have a respon-
sibility to do it regardless of whether it's a health care bill
or an anti-rape amendment to a government contract, and
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Letters to the Editor
Protesters of the Writing oi
project missed the point
What happens when a wo
so PC (politically correct) tha
bols created to break down b
under fire? Well, we have
of the PC police saying they'
that their nationality is rep
the Writing on the Wall. Besi
having the word Cuban, it a
"Jap," "Nigger" and other rac
What annoys me about these
that they totally ignore the f
wall represents offensive p
words used against someone.
At the end of the week, wl
is torn down, it is a symbol o
ing down of barriers. Besic
that the PC police totally mi
of the wall, they have the aud
ate a Facebook group. I mea
I am about as liberal as they
am sick and tired of people
about every single event on
as Fannie Lou Hamer would
sick and tired of being sick an
I have to say to the PC police,
fended, is this: If you hate it s
should show up at the end
when they tear down the wal
was the point. Argh.


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SG should find another way
fees for Reitz renovation
If there's any thinking goin
the closed doors of the Unit
clearly not very creative. Rat
fer fresh and innovative ideas
to raise funds for a renovation
itz Union, Student Body Presi
Johnson's Wednesday column
ligator recycled the same, tit
cry for a raise in student fees.
his position by using other F
tutions as examples of "succ
hiking campaigns. Instead of
energy and Student Governm
to encourage the Board of T
the administration to search
solutions that would not fur
his constituency, Johnson ha
the idea that the only way the
renovated, his proclaimed "I
Gator Nation," is by adoption
go-to strategy of exploiting
graduate employees. Johnson
to be grasping at "history," 1


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arriers come
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underpaid and overworked
sistants who have rent to pa
teach and families to feed.
stop showcasing its lack o0
and begin to serve as an exan
Florida universities in how it
these renovations, rather th
new fee simply because the)
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hen the wall Religion is not an excuse f
f the break- This letter is in response
les the fact of articles, editorials and letter
ss the point itors over the last month or s
city to cre- I intend to address issues fro
n, come on. World Outreach Center to th
come, but I Tim Tebow Super Bowl ad
complaining my message is somewhat co
campus. Or, apologizing for bigotry.
say, "I am A bigot is defined by Merri
d tired." All as "a person obstinately or
who are of- devoted to his or her own o
o much, you prejudices." There is no exce
of the week definition for those who arri
1. Duh! That tolerance through religious
are we shy to call all Dove
Andre Noble reach Center representatives
UF student claim of Tuesday's editorial,
the center suffers from "bad
and is really just espousing
talist Christian principles, i
to raise correct. My objection is that
"we" I mean progressive, sec
g on behind ers) stop short of stating t
e Party, it's Fundamentalist Christian pr
her than of- bigoted. We need not put
s about how layer upon our objections sin
n of the Re- they enshrine their bigotry i
dent Jordan anticipate responses to this
n in the Al- including "this is just what t]
red rallying or "they are just following t]
He justified to its letter." Fine. Great. Let
lorida insti- it. This is indeed a free court
:essful" fee- advocating kicking them off
focusing his advocating a strong, honest
ent position those who disagree. Call a sp
trustees and Call bigotry bigotry.
for financial Same thing goes for Tim
their burden his intention to appear in a p
s embraced on the Family commercial. F
Reitz can be like Tim Tebow. I rooted for
-Heart of the That doesn't change the fac
ig the usual putting his name (and subs
the labor of name of UF) on a message pr
might claim a bigoted organization. Focus
)ut he is re- ily has a long history of figh


s of already same-sex rights, including marriage. If
graduate as- you agree with them, that is your right.
y, classes to But you are, by definition, a bigot. It truly
SG needs to doesn't matter if you arrived at this po-
f originality sition through the Bible or by flipping
iple to other a coin. If you speak out against or vote
approaches against the rights of other people, you
an justify a are a bigot. I, for one, am embarrassed by
can't think what Tim Tebow has chosen to do because
on the field he was a great representative
Matt Mingus of the school that I love.
7LS Some will take objection to the gravity
of the following analogy, but perhaps an
outsized example will wake some people
up. One hundred and fifty years ago there
or bigotry were those who endorsed slavery (many
to a number for religious reasons), those who spoke
ers to the ed- passionately against slavery and those
o. Although who were against it but apologized for it.
m the Dove If you are passionate about progress, hu-
Le upcoming man rights, civil rights and freedom, then
vertisement, please speak that way.
hesive: Stop Dave Gallo
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am-Webster
intolerantly U U U
pinions and
option in this Person who wrote "Cuban" on brick
ve at this in- felt victimized by person who
means. Why perverted meaning
World Out- I'm upset that Ana Laura Martinez was
bigots? The offended by the Writing on the Wall Proj-
saying that ect, but I'm even more upset that Marti-
marketing" nez completely missed the point of the ac-
fundamen- tivity. The presence of the word "Cuban"
s somewhat on one of those bricks does not mean that
we (and by the word itself is inherently offensive and
ular observ- derogatory. Instead, it means that the per-
he obvious, son who wrote "Cuban" on his/her brick
inciples are felt offended when they heard someone
a protective say that word. This distinction is hardly
ply because about semantics. The difference is that the
n religion. I person who wrote "Cuban" on his or her
contention brick felt victimized by the speaker, who
hey believe" perverted the meaning of a perfectly rea-
heir religion sonable ethnic description.
them follow Perhaps the speaker said the word with
itry. I'm not an offensive tone. Or maybe the speaker
campus. I'm used the word "Cuban" to describe a
response by negative character trait, such as the use
ade a spade. of the word "Gyp" or "Jew" to describe a
person who takes advantage of another in
Tebow and a financial transaction. (I apologize to any
ro-life Focus Gypsies and to my fellow Jews who may
First of all, I have been offended by this example. I am
Tim Tebow. merely trying to illustrate a point and do
.t that he is not mean to suggest that these uses are
equently the acceptable.) The bottom line is that Mar-
opagated by tinez is right about one thing: The word
on the Fam- "Cuban" is certainly not offensive. The
Lting against problem is when people say that word in


an offensive manner. These people may
not realize the impact of their words at
the time, which is why we need the wall
to serve as a tangible reminder that our
words can and often do hurt. I will
proudly tear down the wall on Friday as
the first step toward tearing down the
walls between members of different re-
ligions, races, ethnicities and other back-
grounds. I hope to see Martinez there,
now that she understands the purpose of
the project.
Deborah Swerdlow
4JM/4LS



SG president does not appear to care
about graduate students
On Wednesday, I went to Student
Body President Jordan Johnson's town
hall forum concerning the new fee for
the Reitz Union expansion and repairs.
The forum made clear that Johnson is
all about appearances and does not care
about substance. Despite the repeated
explanations I and others gave him that
graduate students are already financially
stretched thin and do not use the Reitz
Union enough to justify paying the fee,
he continued to evade the issue and use
George W. Bush-like circular logic. Such
an approach was not only insulting, but
it betrayed the fact that, at the end of
the day, Student Government is for and
by the undergraduate population, and
among them, the Greeks.
This is not a battle between graduate
and undergraduate students. It's the fact
that graduate students' concerns about
essentially paying a tax to subsidize the
undergraduate "student experience" are
not being heard.
The Reitz Union cannot offer graduate
students anything that our own depart-
ments do not give us, but Johnson, once
again, does not care. He stated over and
over again that the fee issue is up for ref-
erendum later this semester, but a simple
vote cannot show how a significant demo-
graphic of the UF campus feels. The bal-
lot doesn't ask us to state whether we are
graduate or undergraduate, and under-
graduate voters will almost certainly out-
number graduate voters. If Johnson actu-
ally cares, he should survey all graduate
students about their use of the Union and
if they're willing to pay the fee instead of
pretending to feel our pain.
Anuradha Pandey
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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

1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and pri-
vate gated court yard $450/mo. Great loca-
tion @ 3320 SW 23rd Street. On bus routes,
close to most everything. 352 377-2150 or
paloverde3320@yahoo.com 2-19-10-75-2

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. 1-2947-2

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


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. 372-6881 or 213-3901 4-21-10-71-2
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com LYONS SPECIAL
4-21-71-1 *LYONS SPECIAL*
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-21-09-71-2






FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 9


--' For Rent
unfurnished

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 $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

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


For Rent
unfurnished

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
2-12-097-27


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 2-5-10-
21-2


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
Luxury student condos close to campus. floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
Includes interest & tuilities conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
From $385 per month each. W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
Please call us for the details, route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
Bristol park Realty 352-367-2669 1-29-10- 3-31-54-2
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


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


a l For Rent
unfurnished

***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

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
2-26-10-33-2

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
2-2-10-15-2

** 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

* One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $499 2/1 $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

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Sunrise Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $509
NO APP FEE. Near UF, Shands 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 1/1 $599
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


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* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Villas at Ashton Square
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/2 $719 3/2 $849
Huge floorplans.
W/D hookup Near Oaks Mall
Ph.333-1120 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Summer Place Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $519
Just off SW 34th St.
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Sundowne Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
Studio $469 1/1 $519
Walk to Butler Plaza and Regal Cinemas
Ph. 377-2596 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Gator Village Pet Friendly No Weight Limits
1/1 $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

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
***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 1 BA, 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 1BA 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


For Rent
unfurnished

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 2-5-11-2

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 2-4-10-
10-2

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

*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
Center. AC, Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-55-2

2BR/1BA Duplex, WALK to SF College.
Tile Floors, Newly remodeled kitchen, pri-
vate parking, fenced in yard. Rent $600/mo.
Deposit $300. Pet Deposit $200. Please call
352-278-2897. 2-8-10-10-2

HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles to UF, near the
Landings Apts. On UF bus rte. Bike to UF.
Fenced backyard, fireplace, cent H/AC. 3627
SW 15th St. $900/mo. All 4BR/2BA $1100/
mo. Call 327-2931 or 376-6183 2-8-10-10-
2

2BR/1BA Mobile Home. Very clean, tile in
kitchen. Oak Park Village. $650/mo, sec
$500. Landlady pays garbage pickup, water,
sewer & yard maintenance. Call 372-2107
2-1-10-5-2

450/mo Roommate Wanted in new 2/2 -
On Newberry & nw55th st -cable/net/utilities
NOT included-NO PETS-Grad student pre-
ferred-close to campus-bus route#5 -Email
ajkgator@ufl.edu 2-4-10-7-2

5/3, 1900sf, nice, w/d, no pet fee, no lease,
1st month free, 1500 month, 15 min to UF.
352-301-2403 2-2-5-2

SMALL CABIN 2/1, 20 ACRES
Watermelon Pond views. 27802 SW 120th
Lane, Newberry. Horse pens, dog door.
Needs work. $575/mo. $750 move-in 330-
329-8834 2-2-5-2

***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. Details: 3532 NW 7th Ave.
$1400/mo. 373-1558 or 246-8645 2-2-10-
5-2







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Available Now. 2BR duplex behind Norman
Hall. Cent H/AC, ceiling fans, $625/mo. $500
sec dep. 1117 SW 7th Ave. No dogs. Call
372-4903 or 917-416-6968 2-4-5-2


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tanning center. 305-798-8303 2-5-10-7-3


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$500 per month, utilities include
fully furnished
678-315-0500


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Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
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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 2-2-
10-516-4

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

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

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


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


HOUSE FOR SALE-N OF UF-1724 NW
7TH-AVAILABLE IN MAY; 3/2/1 WOOD &
2-11-10-3 TILE FLOORS W LGE MASTER STE, PKG
& ENTERTAINMENT AREAS; SCR. PORCH
(813)968-5804;(813)956-0487 $299,990
2-5-10-8-5


Won't Last
3/2 Great Community
Owner Financing
$650.oo/mo
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5


Only 3 miles from the Ocean
3 and 2 beds avail/low down/low monthly
Call today! 352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

2 & 3 bdr's
>From $599.00/month
Owner Financing
Low down
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

Move In Ready
3/2 Adorable
>From $99.00/mo
Westside/owner finance
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

OWNER FINANCING
3 & 2 bedrooms avail
Great Locations
Call 352.378.4411
today! 2-26-10-22-5

Up to $8K tax credit
For 1st time home buyers
3 & 2 bdrs avail
WE FINANCE
Call today! 352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

20 ACRE LAND FORECLOSURES Near
Growing El Paso, Texas. No Credit Checks/
Owner Financing. $0 Down, Take over $159/
mo. payment. Was $16,900, NOW $12,856.
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net 1-29-1-5

***FREE Foreclosure Listings*** Over
400,000 properties nationwide. LOW Down
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LAND OR DEVELOPMENTS WANTED. We
buy or market development lots. Mountain
or Waterfront Communities in NC, SC, AL,
GA and FL. Call (800)455-1981, Ext.1034
1-29-1-5


LAKE LOT SALE! 5 Acres only $24,900 with
FREE BOAT SLIPS! Saturday, 1/30/10 Only.
(was $59,900.) SAVE $35,000 during off-
season! Beautiful mix of woods & meadows-
walk to private fishing lake. Quiet country
road frontage, utilities, warranty deed. Low
financing. Call now (888)792-5253, x.3377
www.indianlaketn.com 1-29-1-5

TIMBER COMPANY LAND SALE! 20+ Acres
only $89,900. (was $169,900) Saturday 1/30
only! Beautifullywooded acreage nearFlorida/
Georgia border just 90 minutes Jacksonville.
Great hunting/ outdoor recreation. Long road
frontage, utilities. Excellent seller financing!
Bonus: Pay No Closing Costs! Perfect for log
cabin. Call now (800)898-4409, x.1500 www.
georgialargeacreage.com 1-29-1-5

FORECLOSED GOLF HOMES & GOLF
LOTS! 100's of listings in the Carolinas. Own
for fraction of value! Call (877)526-3615, x
2454 foreclosedgolfhome.com 1-29-1-5

TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20 & 40
acre tracts. Near Growing El Paso & pro-
posed travel/space center! No Credit Checks/
Owner Financing Money Back Guarantee 0
Down. Take Over $159 per/mo. (800)843-
7537 www.sunsetranches.com 1-29-1-5


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

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

Gator Computer Solutions, Inc. On-Site
Service. Microsoft Certified Professional.
UF IT Grad. MCSA, A+, Network+, XP,Vista,
Windows7 Certified. $35per/hr. NO Travel
Cost in G'ville! Call 352-338-0132 2-12-10-
20-7


***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

Income For Life! Make $9,330 monthly with
GDI fast track. We help build your business.
http://www.xtracash4us.com 2-1-5-10

Moist Banana Bread, Homestyle Pecan Pie,
Chocolate Chip Cookies fresh baked using
organic ingredients, sweet cream butter and
real vanilla. Delivered overnight to you.
www.DorothysBakery.com 2-2-5-10

Huge Estate / Warehouse / Garage Sale!
Electronics, Furniture, Name Brands, Pinball,
Slot Machine, Collectors Items. Everything
from A to Z. January 30 & 31, from 8:00am till
3:00. 1920 S.W. 44th Ave. 1-29-10-1-10


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PUBLIC AUCTION 450+ Travel Trailers,
Park Homes, Mobile Homes 2007-2005
Models NO MINIMUM PRICE! Carencro,
LA Saturday, Feb 6, 2010 (225)686-2252
or www.hendersonauctions.com LA LIC#
136 1-29-1-10

Get Dish -FREE Installation-$19.99/mo HBO
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FREE Lowest Prices-No Equipment to Buy!
Call Now for full Details- (877)227-2998
1-29-1-10

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day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL US: We
will not be undersold! 1-29-1-10

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Training Provided Great Income, Flexible
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COMMERCIAL CLEANING FRANCHISE
Work evenings part time- Monthly income
$1,500- Financing available- minimum down
$200.00- call (866)502-1162 (24hr) 1-29-
1-10


Motorcycles. Mopeds)

***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


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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 *
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
0Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS Buy6SelleTrade
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


Autos


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


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God's word, plus service pro6nes,
large group events, free meals, "
and much more... (directTons and
events calendar at
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Faith Presbyterian Church
I Oam Worship Lunch Following
9am Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue
Phone. 352-377-5482
www.fpc-gnv.org

First Presbyterian Church
www.1stpc.org
Sunday Worship:
Early service-8:30am Chapel,
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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


Wanted


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 2-11-10-71-13

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. 2-11-
10-71-13

WANTED GOLD & SILVER Top prices paid
for your jewelry and coins. Local Investor
Call (904)405-0729 or visit our website for
nearest location www.buygoldjacksonville.
com 1-29-1-13


Help Wanted

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

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

UCB
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

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
2-8-10-20-14


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***ATTENTION SMOKERS!***
O*Do 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


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

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

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

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


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

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


TECHNICIANS NEEDED
FOR INDEPENDENT FILM
Exp in audiovisual work. Salary negotiable,
based on exp. 386-454-7170, 352-316-5642
2-8-10-10-14


**MOTHER'S HELPER FOR 4 & 6 yr old.
M-F, 3-6pm. Student w/childhood education
& experience preferred. Must have reliable
car w/good driving history. Mileage + good
pay. Send Resume: alligatornanny@gmail.com
2-2-10-5-14

Need a tutor for a freshman to teach pre cal-
culus and macroeconomics as well as study
skills. Will Pay $10/h. Contact (352) 871-
0817 1-29-3-14

Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT. Call
377-2290 or 373-1481 2-9-10-10-14

Gator Tail Dancers

Entertainment

352/672/1892 2-23-10-20-14

GIRLS WITH A DEMANDING ATTITUDE!!!
Now casting PAID 18+ actresses in HD web
dominatrix roles. PG-rated broadcasts only!
Easy money in fun & clean Gainesville studio
Live chat audition dom4dollars@yahoo.
com 1-29-3-14

UF PROFESSOR SEEKS ENERGETIC,
KIND PERSON TO SPEND QUALITY
TIME WORKING WITH OUR 16 YR OLD
SON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. FLEXIBLE
HOURS/GREAT PAY AND SUPPORTIVE
FAMILY! (352)376-9706 2-3-5-14

Promotional Models-PT
If you want to work for the best agency that
promotes the finest brands then send us
your information. All State Promotions, Inc.
is recruiting promotional models to promote
Jagermeister, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey,
Tommy Bahama Ultra Premium Rum and
other premium brands.


ALL APPLICANTS -
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must be able to create awareness with a
smile
Must be a people person, outgoing with a fun
personality and articulate
Must be dependable and punctual
Must have reliable transportation
Orientation and Full training provided


If interested forward your resume to
jsotto@allstatepromo.com 2-1-2-14

P/T babysitter wanted, mainly for 3 and 1 yr
olds. $10/hr. Various hours available: morn/
aft/eve. Experience with infants necessary,
refs required. Email resume and refs to nan-
nyforfam@gmail.com 2-1-10-2-14

Foster Parents Needed. Open your heart and
home to an adolescent in need. Generous
monthly stipend. Contact Florida MENTOR
at (800)910-7754 or www.thementornetwork.
com 1-29-1-14

Over 18? Between High School and College?
Travel and Have Fun w/Young Successful
Business Group. No Experience Necessary.
2wks Paid Training. Lodging, Transportation
Provided. (877)646-5050. 1-29-1-14

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM Seeks
Local Coordinators Passionate about your
community? Help us expand! Unpaid but
monetary/travel incentives. Must be 25+.
Visit effoundation.org or call (877)216-1293
1-29-1-14

PTL OTR Drivers. NEW PAY PACKAGE!
Great Miles! Up to 41cpm. 12 months ex-
perience required. No felony or DUI past
5 years. (877)740-6262. www.ptl-inc.com
1-29-1-14

Drivers IMMEDIATE NEED! OTR Tanker
positions available NOW! CDL-A w/Tanker
REQ'D. Outstanding pay & Benefits! Call a
recruiter TODAY! (877)484-3042 www.oak-
leytransport.com 1-29-1-14

Hogan's Great Sandwiches is now hir-
ing Counter Help/Bartenders. Accepting
Applications Mon 2/1/10 and Tues 2/2/10
from 9am-11am at both the 2327 N W 13th
St. and the 5156 S W 34th St. locations.
2-2-10-3-14


FARAHS ON THE AVENUE
Now hiring exp waitrons. FT/PT. No calls.
Apply 1120W. Univ. Ave. Mon-Thurs 2-4pm.
2-5-5-14


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 Decals*Exhibits*Vehicle Wraps
Top Quality*Fast Service*Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

** PLAQUES AWARDS TROPHIES **
Name Badges*Buttons*ADA Signs
Top Quality*Fast Service*Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
1-29-83-15

Advertising that Works. Put your ad in Over
100 Papers throughout Florida for one LOW
RATE! Call (866)742-1373 or visit: www.
florida-classifieds.com 1-29-1-15


Behind On YourMortgage? FightForeclosure!
Hire Skilled Foreclosure Attorneys. Call NOW
For A FREE Consultation On Saving Your
Home. Call KEL (877)264-6231 1-29-1-15








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


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


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


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
4-21-10-71-21


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


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
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ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


UF hits stride with


SEC up for grabs


* THE GATORS FACE THE
VOLS ON SUNDAY.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

Thanks to their recent suc-
cess and a well-timed upset,
the Gators are right back in the
thick of things.
Entering Sunday's 1 p.m.
matchup at No. 14 Tennessee
(15-4, 3-2 Southeastern Con-
ference), Florida is on a four-
game winning streak and play-
ing some of its best basketball
of the season.
That, combined with South
Carolina's 68-62 upset of No.
1 Kentucky on Tuesday, has
given the Gators (15-5, 4-2
SEC) hope that they aren't out
of the SEC race despite drop-
ping their first two conference
games.
"The SEC is up for grabs
with Kentucky losing (Tues-
day) night," freshman guard
Kenny Boynton said. "We've
just got to keep getting wins,
and I think our next game


will probably be our biggest
game."
With a win against the
Volunteers in Knoxville, the
Gators might have a chance to
jump back into the top 25 and
establish themselves as one of
the top teams in a league that
has only one team without a
conference loss, Vanderbilt
(5-0 in SEC play), and six of 12
teams with two or three con-
ference losses.
"There's 10 more league
games left," junior power for-
ward Alex Tyus said. "Any-
thing can happen, and if we do
what we're supposed to do, we
can be right there at the top."
Tennessee has dealt with
adversity following the dis-
missal of forward Tyler Smith
and dropped its last two
games 78-63 at Georgia and
85-76 against Vanderbilt but
the Volunteers have proven
they have potential to pull off
an upset, toppling then-No. 1
Kansas 76-68 on Jan. 10.
"That would be huge,"
sophomore point guard Erv-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14


Well-rested Florida heads to face Ole Miss


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org

While Bianca Thomas, the Southeast-
ern Conference's leading scorer, and Ole
Miss (14-6, 5-2 SEC) spent part of this
week prepping for their matchup with
South Carolina on Thursday night, the
Gators rested on their bye week.
With the week off, coach Amanda
Butler said the coaching staff tried to
look at all the things the team could do
to get better, including turnovers, which
will be an area the Gators hope to im-
prove on when they face the Rebels on
Sunday in Oxford.
Florida (11-9, 4-3 SEC) had 12 turn-
overs in the first half compared to four
in the second half in a 59-56 win against
the Gamecocks on Jan. 24.
The Gators fixed their turnover prob-
lems in that game, but they couldn't


turn the tide against Alabama, when 24
turnovers, 31 percent shooting and a 22
percent night from beyond the arc led to
an 82-58 loss on Jan. 21.
"It makes us feel bad and sick to
watch the film and look how we played
in that game and
S how we played in the
South Carolina game,"
senior guard Lon-
Women's nika Thompson said.
Basketball "It's a totally different
team.
The Gators will
need to play like they did against some
of the better competition this season:
a 66-64 loss to then-No. 4 Tennessee, a
nine-point loss to then-No. 8 Georgia,
and their 55-52 win against Mississippi
State
"I like what we've done so far had
a tough one against Alabama but
besides that, we've competed or won


in every ballgame that we've been in,"
Butler said. "The ones we didn't win,
we were in position to win."
UF hopes the week off allows it to
come out and emulate its play against
previous tough opponents, as Ole Miss
will fall into that category.
The Rebels won four-straight games
before losing to the Gamecocks 64-50
on Thursday, including wins over the
Bulldogs in Athens and No. 18 LSU, and
are tied at the top of the SEC with the
Volunteers.
"We've gotta put one of our best per-
formances together because, aside from
their personnel and what they can do to
you individually, they're just playing
with tremendous confidence," Butler
said. "And that's evident."
The Rebels' offense is carried by its
guards, with three averaging double
figures.
The head of the Rebels' trio is
Thomas, who entered Thursday with a

SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 14


UF GYMNASTICS

Tough slate


continues


against LSU

By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer

UF coach Rhonda Faehn has said sev-
eral times the team's goal is to get better
as the season progresses and prepare itself
for the postseason, and according to her,
her young squad is right on schedule.
Coming off two consecutive victories
against Southeastern Conference oppo-
nents, No. 4 Florida (2-1, 2-0 SEC) will play
host to No. 13 LSU (3-2, 1-1 SEC) on Friday
at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center for the
fourth annual Gators Link to Pink meet.
The meet marks the fourth-straight top-
15 team the Gators have faced to start this
season, having already gone up against
then-No. 9 Oklahoma, then-No. 7 Arkan-
sas and then-No. 12 Kentucky.
Faehn tries to give her team a tough
schedule every season, as she said it will
help the squad prepare mentally for the
tough challenges it will face in the post-
season.
"It makes the team perform under pres-
sure because it's a really strong, quality
team," Faehn said. "We get to see early on
who can handle the pressure, so we know
when it comes to SEC Championships
or NCAAs and there are 10,000 people
watching."
The test of seeing who can handle the
pressure is sure to continue against the Ti-
gers.
Three of the Gators' four meets against
LSU last season were decided by less than
half a point each, with the narrowest mar-
gin (.075) coming during NCAA Team
Qualifying.
LSU also boasts the top-ranked all-
around gymnast in the nation, Susan
Jackson (39.475), while Florida's Ashande
Dickerson (39.358) is tied for fourth but is
the highest-ranked freshman.
Facing a ranked team and an elite gym-
nast such as Jackson could be a good test
to see how Dickerson and the rest of the
team perform under the pressure that
Faehn spoke about.
SEE GYM, PAGE 14


* UF's men's and women's tennis teams are in action this week- 0 Mike McCall and Phil Kegler join host Adam The Gators will get a chance to prepare for
end. Both will be hosting the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. The women Berry to discuss the Florida men's basketball their inaugural season when they travel to
start the two-day event on Friday against BYU, and the men begin team's recent success and upcoming game Orlando to face the U.S. developmental team.
play against Furman. For full coverage of the Gators' matches, against Tennessee, some recruiting news and UF's lacrosse program will kick off its first
check out alligatorSports.org. several other topics. Check it out on iTunes. year on Feb. 14 in the Princeton Tournament.


Freshman guard Kenny Boynton and Florida will travel
to Knoxville to play Tennessee on Sunday.


Gators coming off bye week





14, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010


Trio of Gators look to continue league success


HOOPS, from page 13

ing Walker said. "Tennessee's a highly
ranked team. They're a good team with
or without Tyler Smith, so we've got to
just be ready going in."
Over the last four games, UF has
shown signs that it might be kicking
into mid-season form: effective full-
court defense and high-percentage
shooting against Georgia, mature late-
game play against South Carolina and
Arkansas, balanced scoring against LSU
and improved rebounding throughout
all four wins.
"We're confident right now," Walker
said. "We're playing really well, and it's


all starting in practice. We can't get big-
headed."
The Gators played one of their most
complete games of the season Wednes-
day night, with Walker, Boynton and
Tyus scoring more than 20 points
apiece.
Wednesday night
was the first time
three Gators had
20-plus points since
Men's Brent Wright (26),
Basketball Matt Bonner (21) and
Udonis Haslem (20)
did so in UF's 106-64 win over Bethune-
Cookman on Dec. 19, 2000.
The trio has been on a tear in confer-
ence play, as Walker is averaging 19.2


points per game on 62.2 percent three-
point shooting, Boynton has scored in
double-digits in every SEC game and
Tyus posted a 14.3-point, 6.8-rebound
average in six league games.
But Walker said he, Boynton and
Tyus can't beat a team like Tennessee
on their own no matter how well they're
playing at this point of the season.
"We need more than just Alex and
Kenny. We need everybody," Walker
said. "We need Vernon (Macklin),
Chandler (Parsons), Erik (Murphy) and
Ray (Shipman). It's got to be a team ef-
fort.
"We can't make a lot of mistakes, es-
pecially on the road, against a good team
like that. We've got to be focused."


Rebels' Thomas enters as SEC's leading scorer


W-HOOPS, from page 13


league-leading 21.1 points per conference game, while ju-
nior Kayla Melson averages 11.4 points and senior Shantell
Black 10.45.
Forward Nikki Byrd earned SEC Player of the Week af-
ter averaging a double-double in two conference wins last
week.
This season, UF has had success limiting prominent SEC
scorers Angie Bjorklund (Tennessee), Alexis Rack (MSU),
and Valerie Nainima (USC) to a combined 36 points. The
three, who were denied the ball as part of the Gators' de-
fensive scheme, shot a collective 24 percent from the field
(12 of 50).
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"I like what we've done so far had a tough
one against Alabama but besides that, we've
competed or won in every ballgame that we've
been in."
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continuing to improve not on individual
accolades.
"That's kind of icing on the cake," Faehn
said. "If Ashanee happens to win the all-
around again, that's awesome."
But the team's only focus Friday isn't on
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breast cancer, as both teams
will shed their team colors in
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Sportsmanlike Conduct


By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

The minute UF athletes slip on their or-
ange-and-blue jerseys, they are shoved into
the spotlight.
Thousands of spectators from Gainesville
come to root for them in their quest of chomp-
ing out the day's opponent. But the effect UF
athletes have on the community doesn't stop
when they peel off their jerseys and step out of
the locker room.
Underneath their uniforms are hearts of
gold.
While it's well-known that the football team
throws as much to the community as it does
touchdowns, there are athletes throughout
The Gator Nation who roll up their sleeves.
For one example, move down the road past
the long shadow cast by The Swamp to Katie
Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium.
Senior softball player Francesca Enea has
been making her mark by transforming her
glove hand into a helping hand.
In 2009, along with the help of others, Enea
founded Swinging for Cancer, a fundraising
event run by the softball program to benefit
the Shands Cancer Research Hospital.
It is centered on coaches and players of the
UF athletic community who attempt to hit off
of the team's ace pitcher. Afterward, fans are
encouraged to fill out donation slips.
In 2009, Stacey Nelson threw heat and gave
the star-studded batting order including
basketball coach Billy Donovan and baseball
coach Kevin O'Sullivan a run for its mon-
ey.
"Seeing the student-athletes and their
coaches trying to hit off of Stacey was hilari-
ous," Enea said. "It was wonderful to have
fun in the process of raising about $400 for
Shands."
This year's event, held Saturday, will ben-
efit Friends of Jaclyn, a program that pairs ath-
letes with children who have brain tumors.
In Enea's initiative to get involved with the
Friends of Jaclyn program, the team gained
13-year-old Heather Braswell, who had been
diagnosed with a medulloblastoma a ma-
lignant brain tumor. Since Heather's pairing
with the Gators in the fall, she and the Gators
have played softball games, celebrated Heath-
er's birthday in the locker room and just hung
out together.
"Francesca and the girls are always texting
Heather," Terri said. "It's indescribable how
they have put a spring in Heather's step."
This Saturday, the Braswell family will
make the 90-minute drive from Apopka to the
Swinging for Cancer event.
The Braswells' car will be easy to spot -
the one in the parking lot showered in FSU
stickers.
"My husband and I both went to Florida
State and are die-hard 'Nole fans," Terri said.


Florida junior Francesca Enea checks the lineup sheet during the UF softball team's
Swinging for Cancer event on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009.


"I remember being on the phone with the
Friends of Jaclyn and finding out that Heath-
er's match was the Gators softball team. I told
them I would go out and buy some blue and
orange."
Heather has gotten her share of UF gear
over the months, including a softball jersey
and an orange-and-blue Gators blanket, given
to her as a birthday gift from the team.
"Heather was treated for her disease in
Memphis," Terri said. "Though Heather is
currently cancer-free, we have to go up there
every couple of months. That blanket is in
our luggage every time we make the trip. The
Gators are definitely represented in Tennes-
see."
Saturday will also be the first time Heath-
er and her family will meet members of the
Friends of Jaclyn organization face-to-face.
Enea's charity work goes much further than
utilizing the sticky clay on the softball field.
She served as co-chair of the Gator Tracks
program, a student-athlete organization that
provides shoes to underprivileged elementary
school students in Gainesville.
With that track record, Enea gets requests
from teammates about how to get involved in
the community.
"It's the small things that count," Enea said.
"I really want to make sure that my team gets
as involved in service as possible. It really is
contagious."
The gymnastics team is continuing the


benevolence in the sports realm, most nota-
bly junior Alicia Goodwin, whose focus has
been toward breast cancer awareness.
Tonight, Goodwin and her teammates will
support the cause during the Link to Pink
Meet against LSU, when both teams will don
pink leotards.
"This really is a special event for us," Good-
win said. "Our fans come out and support us
during our meets, and this is an opportunity
for us to give back to them."

Goodwill Gators
To get involved, many athletes use the
Goodwill Gators Community Outreach Pro-
gram, set up by the University Athletic Asso-
ciation to provide them with various avenues
to reach out to the Gainesville community.
Popular Goodwill Gators events include
Gator Tracks and Climb for Cancer, an event
in which pediatric cancer patients play sports
with UF athletes.
Such service opportunities allow many
Gators to take off their cleats and slip on the
their do-gooder shoes.
Sophomore soccer player Marsha Harper
has participated in more than 10 Goodwill
Gator events, and her service work landed her
a spot on the 2009 SEC Soccer Community Ser-
vice Team.
"Winning this award really opened me and
my teammates' eyes to what a difference we
can make with our free time," Harper said.


Reaching Across Borders
Paving her own way in Gainesville and
America is UF senior swimmer Gemma
Spofforth, a native of England.
On top of gracing the O'Connell Center
pool with her All-American and Olympian
talent, Spofforth gives back as a phone coun-
selor for the Alachua County Crisis Center.
"We provide support for people in crisis or
in a state of depression," Spofforth said. "We
strive to understand a situation emotionally
and provide support and solutions to people's
crisis situations and problems."
Along with former UF quarterback Tim
Tebow, Spofforth won the 2009 Ben Hill Grif-
fin Award. The award, from Gator Boosters
Inc., honors athletes who are all giving and
soar athletically and academically.
"To be awarded for my efforts out of the
pool alongside my athletic honors is by far
more exciting to me," Spofforth said. "I know
I can swim, but to gain recognition for some-
thing that I have worked hard at and hasn't
come particularly easy to me is fantastic."
Many would find it difficult to set up their
lives in a foreign country, no less seeking ways
to help others in theirs.
"I think that anywhere in the world com-
munity service means the same thing," Spof-
forth said. "America has taught me multiple
lessons, and over the past three-and-a-half
years has become home to me. I love giving
my time to people less fortunate than me be-
cause I understand how lucky I am."
While many athletes grew into their service
work, others were used to lending a hand.
Former volleyball player and recent gradu-
ate Kristina Johnson was raised in Indianapo-
lis, with an eye toward service.
Her father, Ken, is a motivational speaker
and team chaplain for the NFL's Indianapolis
Colts, and her family runs Emerging Eagles, a
program dedicated to serving inner-city kids.
She kept the tradition alive, being named to
the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team
twice during her time at UF.
Her list of service work is almost as long as
the legs that hold her 6-foot-2 frame.
A short excerpt of her participation in-
volves her volunteerism with the Shands Can-
cer Wing, assistance with the intramural pro-
gram at Stephen Foster Elementary and aid in
the Gator Tracks program.
Soon, Johnson will take her dedication to
service global. In March she'll travel to Africa
to do missionary work and teach religion.

Whether it's on a field, in a gym or in the
hospitals, athletes give back to the town that
has supported them in their wins and losses.
It's a safe bet that when Gators athletes
aren't sweating it out at practice or in a game,
they are removing jerseys to represent UF in
more ways than can be captured in any play,
dunk, home run or touchdown.


IGOLDEN-HEARTED GATORS


Francesca Enea Softball
On the field: All-SEC Second Team in
2009, National Fast-
sociation (NFCA)/
Louisville Slugger
Second-Team All-
American in 2008
and 2009, Easton
First-Team All-
American in 2008
and 2009, holds
seven UF records.
Off the field: Semifinalist for Sixth Annual
Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, Created
and Organized Swinging for Cancer, 2008
SEC Softball Community Service Team,
Point of Light Award, mentors students
and hospital patients


Kristina Johnson Volleyball
On the field: SEC All-Freshman Team
(2006)
Off the field: 2008
and 2009 SEC Vol-
leyball Community
Service Teams, vol-
unteer at Stephen
Foster Elementary,
Prairie View El-
ementary and How-
ard Bishop Middle
School, volunteer at Shands Medical
Plaza, volunteer for P.K. Yonge Develop-
mental Research School's Read Around
the Clock program and the Cure for De-
sign Fashion Show, Generation Connec-
tion, Assistant Director for Alachua Coun-
ty Social Services, Gator Tracks.


Marsha Harper* Soccer


Alicia Goodwin Gymnastics
On the field: One-time All-American,
Level 10 Junior
Olympics National
Championships
Off the field: 2009
SEC Gymnastics
Community Service
Team, Climb for
Cancer, Gainesville
American Cancer
Society's Fifth-An-
nual Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer Walk, counselor at
Harvest Food Drive clinic, Gator Tracks,
Provide/serve meals to The Hope Lodge
(cancer patients of Shands), Link to Pink

Jocelyne Sanchez/ Alligator Staff






16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010


UF TRACK AND FIELD

Horn set for heptathlon


By RYAN BUTLER
Alligator Writer

Gray Horn's life revolves around
competing in the decathlon.
The UF track and field athlete will get
to compete in part of one this weekend.
The sophomore and the rest of the
No. 3 men's and No. 9 women's track
and field teams will compete in the Tex-
as A&M Challenge on Friday and Satur-
day.
It will be the second meet of the in-
door season for most of the team, but the
first for the long-distance squads and the
first chance for Horn to compete in the
heptathlon.
"I'm expecting a big performance,"
Horn said. "Sophomore year is usually
a big breakout year."
Horn emerged on the conference
scene with his first-place finish in the de-
cathlon in last year's Southeastern Con-
ference Championship the first time a
Gator won the event.
The competition-obsessed Horn is ex-
pected to be another big contributor this
season, starting with the Texas A&M
Challenge, as he prepares to defend his
title in the postseason meets.
This weekend's meet features nine of
the nation's elite teams, three each from
the Pacific-10 Conference, Big 12 Confer-
ence and SEC.
Unlike most regular-season meets,
this competition features team scoring


by conference, with the schools from
each league combining their team-point
totals to determine the winning confer-
ence.
"Its exciting because it's No. 2 (Or-
egon), No. 3 (UF) and the defending
champs (Texas A&M)," Horn said.
"There's a lot to prove in this meet, and
I'm looking forward to the good compe-
tition."

"We're not sitting together with
the other coaches to plan strat-
egy. I'm focused on the Gators."
Mike Holloway
UF track coach

The Ducks' Ashton Eaton, the defend-
ing national champion in the decathlon,
stands as Horn's biggest rival in the hep-
tathlon.
But UF coach Mike Holloway said
he's more concerned about how his
teams perform than with helping the
SEC win the early-season meet in Col-
lege Station.
"We're not sitting together with the
other coaches to plan strategy," Hollo-
way said. "I'm focused on the Gators."
Florida will team up with Arkansas
and South Carolina, the Pac-10 will fea-
ture Oregon, Stanford and Washington
State, and Texas, Baylor and the host
Aggies will represent the Big 12 in the
meet.


UF travels to Tennessee


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

As the Florida men's and women's
swimming and diving teams take on
Tennessee in their last dual meet of
the regular season, two undefeated
streaks will be on the line.
Starting tonight in Knoxville, the
women's team (9-2, 3-1 SEC) will try
to stay unbeaten against Tennessee.
As of now, the Gators women are 23-0
against the Volunteers.
"It's motivation," sophomore Te-
resa Crippen said. "We always try to
race and touch the wall first."
Crippen and junior men's swim-
mer Conor Dwyer are coming off
stellar performances against Auburn
that earned them CollegeSwimming.
come's Counsilman Hunsaker Division
I National Collegiate Swimmer of the
Week honors.
When the UF men's team (8-0, 3-0
SEC) competes in its meet Saturday
afternoon, the team will attempt to
finish the regular season with an un-
blemished record.
It would mark the first time the
Gators men's team has completed the
regular season undefeated since the
1987-88 season, when Florida finished
7-0.


Standing in the way of the UF men's
squad will be No. 11 Tennessee, which
has an undefeated streak of its own to
maintain.
Since the Vols' men began compet-
ing in the Allan Jones Intercollegiate
Aquatic Center in August 2008, they
have been undefeated at home.
This streak includes a 6-0 dual-meet
record as well as wins in two Tennes-
see Invitational meets.
"We'll get a little taste of the same
thing that Auburn
saw when they came
here. It'll be their
senior week," UF
Swimming coach Gregg Troy
said. "They've got
a pretty big senior class on the men's
side, so I expect to see a real enthusi-
astic group.
"I'm sure we'll get their best shot,
and it'll be another great opportunity
to see where we are."
Even with the great performance
last week against Auburn, Troy made
it clear to his swimmers that the Au-
burn meet was done with, and now it's
time for Tennessee.
"You're only as good as your last
performance," Troy said. "Next week,
no one's going to care about the Au-
burn dual meet."




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