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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010


Islam Fair aims to break down stereotypes


Steven Keys/
Nora Zaki, left, and Tasnia Osmani, right, served food at the Islam Fair on Monday afternoon.


* ABOUT 200 PEOPLE WENT
TO THE EVENT MONDAY.

By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer

Students snacked on hum-
mus and listened to the sounds
of devotional chants at the Islam
Fair Monday on the Reitz Union
North Lawn.
The fair is a celebration of Is-
lam Awareness Month at UF. It
continues today starting at 10:30
a.m. and is sponsored by UF's Is-
lam on Campus.
Karim Khan, the vice presi-
dent of external affairs for Islam
on Campus, said about 200 peo-
ple stopped by the tent Monday
to ask questions, peruse through
cultural artifacts and sample eth-
nic cooking.
Khan said the fair helps to
raise awareness about the Islamic
culture and dismiss any precon-
ceived stereotypes people may
have about the religion.


"A lot of people think of us as
angry people with big beards,"
said Khan, who is half Pakistani
and half Irish. "We want to show
[people] that Muslims are their
neighbors and that they're good
people."
Hanging around the tents
were traditional garments and
religious decorations as well as
photos of famous Muslims, such
as Malcolm X, Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar, Zinedine Zidane and Cat
Stevens, now known as Yusuf Is-
lam. Across from the tent, tables
were set up representing differ-
ent Islamic countries.
Guests were encouraged to
take free samples of literature,
including copies of the Quran as
well as sample pita bread, hum-
mus and grape leaves filled with
rice.
UF freshmen Nora Zaki and
Tasnia Osmani helped serve the
free samples.
"I feel burgers are everywhere,
but this isn't," Osmani said. "This
offers something different."


TECHNOLOGY

SEC app lists traditions


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

Die-hard Southeastern Conference fans
have a new way to satisfy their appetites for
histories and traditions.
The College Kids, a company started by
two Mississippi State University students in
an entrepreneurship class, has released a new
iPhone application called "College Rites,"
which features a checklist of more than 50 tra-
ditions from SEC schools.
The app, which costs 99 cents, has been out
for two weeks. More than 40 have been sold,
with 18 selling last week.
Co-owner and co-designer Christina
Young, a chemical engineering senior, said the
idea came from a trip she took to Auburn Uni-
versity for a football game.
She didn't understand the tradition sur-
rounding Toomer's Corner, a street corner
where students hang rolls of toilet paper from
two trees after an athletic win.
She saw the need for the information to be
easily available.
"It'll provide a good database for people to


look at and learn about the different schools,"
Young said.
The app allows people to search a database
of SEC school traditions and histories, and it
gives users the option of posting YouTube
links and pictures of themselves completing
the traditions.
"It's an SEC-focused app. It'll pro-
vide a good database for people to
look at and learn about the differ-
ent schools."
Christina Young
app co-designer

Users can also rank their favorite traditions
and post smack talk on a message board.
"The message board will promote a spirit
of rivalry," Young said.
UF advertising junior Jessica Keys said she
liked the idea but wouldn't get the app unless
it was free.
"It's more for the students who are really
into going to the away games," she said.


Parties fill exec spots


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

The Unite Party and the Student
Alliance party have filled all the seats
on their executive tickets.
On the Unite Party ticket, Senate
President Ashton Charles is running
for Student Body president. Marcus
Dixon is the candidate for vice presi-
dent, and Virlany Taboada is running
for treasurer.
For the Student Alliance party, Ben
Cavataro is the candidate for Student
Body president. Sagar Sane is running
for vice president, and Rafael Yaniz is
the candidate for treasurer.
Charles said she is honored to cam-
paign with Dixon and Taboada and
would not have chosen anyone else as
her running mates.
"We make a really phenomenal


team, and we all really care about the
university," Charles said.
Cavataro said the Student Alliance
party wanted to put together a list of
candidates with as much real-world
experience as possible, and he feels
that goal was accomplished by adding
Yaniz and Sane to its executive ticket.
Cavataro said running against the
Unite Party can-
Student didates is not go-
Government ing to change the
Student Alliance
party's campaign strategy.
"I think we have the most diverse
ticket in terms of the experience of our
members," Cavataro said.
Charles said the Unite Party will
not be making any changes to cam-
paign strategies either.
"I wish them the best of luck,"
Charles said.


UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan and the
Gators' baseball
team opened
practice Friday with
plenty of depth and
questions about
the lineup looming
heading into the
upcoming season.
See Story, Page 14.


Waldo woman hits pregnant woman in fight over fingernails
A Waldo woman was arrested after she hit said.
a pregnant employee in the head after a fight Boltonhit one of the employees and scratched
about a local nail salon's services Saturday af- his wrist, breaking his gold chain during the ar-
ternoon. gument.
Rashandra Bolton, 23, was arrested at Nail When a visibly pregnant woman stepped in
Forever, 114 NE Waldo Road, after she became to help, Bolton hit the woman in the head, neck
angry and started arguing with the employees, and shoulders, leaving her with bruises, police
according to the arrest report. said. Bolton was arrested shortly before 2:30
According to police, witnesses said Bolton p.m.
knocked over supplies and equipment. She KATHERINE BEIN
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WHAT'S HAPENNING
CASA's First Meeting
Today, 7 p.m.
CSE, Room E121
The Cuban-American Student
Association is having its first
meeting Tuesday night in CSE,
Room E121. Come meet our new
officers and hear what we have
planned for this year.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
RUB 10th Birthday Celebrations
and Y2K Movie Trivia
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
RUB turns 10. Help us cel-
ebrate as we continue our birth-
day week celebrations with
Y2K and movie trivia. Enjoy
free admission, free food and a
chance to win prizes while be-
ing crowned millennium pop
culture master. For more infor-
mation, visit us at union.ufl.
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Keeping isREAL
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
UF Hillel
Come out and watch an
award-winning Israeli film,
"Turn Left at the End of the
World." Snacks and drinks will
be provided.

Psychology Club/ Psi Chi
Meeting
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Weil Hall, Room 270
Our meeting will start at 7:20
p.m., but you are welcome to
come at 7 p.m. for free pizza, to
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LOCAL
GPD investigates robbery
in apartment parking lot
Gainesville detectives are
investigating a robbery that
occurred in the Rockwood Vil-
las' parking lot early Monday
morning.
Gainesville Police Depart-
ment Cpl. Tscharna Senn said
the victim was attacked in
Rockwood Villas' parking lot
at about 3 a.m. by two sus-
pects, who police believe the
victim was familiar with.
Senn said the robbery hap-
pened after an argument about
money.
No weapons were involved
in the robbery, and the victim
was taken to a local hospital
with minor injuries, she said.
Detectives are investigating
several leads, and Senn said
she's confident the suspects
will be found.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 3


What is InsideUF?
You likely
have been reading
InsideUF and
didn't even realize
it. In fact, you're
reading InsideUF,
an official
publication of
the University of
Florida, right now. Susan Stewart
InsideUF
includes:
A biweekly print edition, which ap-
pears as the entire page three of the
Alligator. This page is produced and
paid by University Relations;
The UF homepage, www.ufl.edu,
lists two daily stories from a more
extensive online version of InsideUF;
The complete, daily updated
e-newsletter is available at http://
insideuf.ufl.edu/ or may be accessed
by clicking the blue "InsideUF" on
the UF homepage.
The daily online version provides
campus news, such as upcoming events,
awards and more. Next time you do
an Internet search for UF news, you're
likely to read a posting from InsideUF.
Stories from the online version are read
approximately 2,500 times per month.
To make a submission, please coordi-
nate with your college or unit's com-
munication professional. Submissions
should be sent to insideuf@ufl.edu at
least two weeks prior to an event.
Susan Stewart
Editor, InsideUF
Associate Director, Public Relations


UF provides help for Haiti
Helping Haitians now is greatly im-
portant. Everyone is encouraged to lend
a hand or to aid organizations here at the
University of Florida or elsewhere.
A team of faculty and staff from three
UF colleges recently provided medical
assistance in Haiti. In addition, a UF
forensic expert helped identify earthquake
victims.
Additional university community
members or groups who desire to travel to
Haiti in their university capacity, or plan
to use any university account, must coor-
dinate arrangements through Lynn Frazier,
the UF Haiti-project coordinator. Anyone
who travels without approval will not be
covered by university or state insurance or
have the benefit of sovereign immunity.
Frazier may be reached at lfrazier@ufl.edu
or 352-392-0186.
A Web page, www.aa.ufl.edu/haiti/, has
been created by the Office of the Provost
to communicate Haiti information.
To donate to Gators United for Haiti, a
student-run project that is supervised and
aided by UF administration, please visit
http://gatorsunitedforhaiti.org/ or join the
Gators United for Haiti Facebook group.
UF UNIVERSITY of

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Fred Gmitter developed Sugar Belle, and says the fruit "makes you happy when you eat it."


UF's Sugar Belle is sweet success

Sugar Belle, a name meaning sweet and beautiful, is the first University of Florida-created
citrus variety intended for commercial production.
Fred Gmitter, UF professor of citrus breeding and genetics, worked many years for Sugar
Belle, a bold mandarin orange hybrid, to be where it is today.
Hired in 1985 as a UF assistant professor, Gmitter soon noticed a neglected block of trees left
behind by a retired professor.
"I tasted (the fruit on) every tree-most were horrible," said Gmitter. "Then I tasted fruit
from this one tree and it was phenomenal." The tree is now known as Sugar Belle.
Gmitter then began propagating the tree, knowing that he had found a valuable citrus
selection.
One of the first large-scale field trials was on the east coast of Florida.
But after growing for a few years, a setback occurred. Citrus canker, a highly contagious disease
that attacks fruit, was found near the trees. The entire group had to be burned.
"That was really devastating," Gmitter said.
That didn't stop the determined Gmitter and soon, after producing more crops, taste trials
began. Sugar Belle won "big-time" as the favorite among the taste-testers, he said.
It is a very bold, rich-tasting citrus with high levels of sugar. "Makes you happy when you eat
it," he said.
Sugar Belle has numerous benefits that make it stand out from other competitors. It has a high
percentage of vitamin C, ripens four to six weeks earlier than other varieties of citrus and it has
shown a greater tolerance to the fungus Alternaria.
After long hours and hard work, Gmitter is really satisfied with Sugar Belle. But now the rest is
out of his hands.
"It's like when you first take your kids to kindergarten. You are still attached but you have to
let them go-I have that feeling about Sugar Belle," said Gmitter. "Didn't expect that feeling, but
it's strange. It's like having a 25-year-old kid."

By Jenna McVey


Feb. 3
"Biometrics for Human Identification: Technology and Policy,"
speaker Anil Jain, professor at Michigan State University, 7:30
p.m., Pugh Hall Ocora.
Feb. 4, 5, 6
"Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second
Language Phonology," 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Reitz Student Union,
room 282.
Feb.10
"Race and the Trace of History," speaker Patrick Wolfe, research
fellow at La Trobe University, Australia, and Harvard University, 4
to 6 p.m., Dauer, room 219.
Feb.11
"Environmental Issues in South Asia," speaker Ann Gold,
professor at Syracuse University, 7:30 p.m., Pugh Hall Ocora.
UFPA presents Soweto Gospel Choir, 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center,
admission fee. Call 352-392-2787 for more information.
This is a sampling of events from the electronic UF calendar.
4 For more event details, or to submit an event to the calendar,
click "UF Calendar" at www.insideuf.ufl.edu.


Produced by the
University Relations Office
for faculty, staff and students
Editor Susan Stewart
February 2, 2010


Black History Month events offer music,
comedy and more
The University of Florida kicked off Black History Month Mon-
day with an opening ceremony at Reitz Student Union. Many more
activities are planned.
Some of the more than 20 upcom-
ing events include a performance by i n
R&B artist Rudy Currence at 7 c ye o
p.m. today at Orange and Brew,
a leadership conference from I K N
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 6
at Ustler Hall, the Miss Black
and Gold scholarship pageant
at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom, and a
comedy show at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 at
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
For more information on Black History Month, visit
http://ufblackhistorymonth.com/events.aspx.






4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010


Commission talks


about 'green belt'


* THE 11.5-MILE PIPELINE
WOULD COST ABOUT $5M.

By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Sewage may soon be passing
through the city of Waldo faster
than cars.
If given the green light, the city
of Waldo, which is infamous for
being one of the nation's worst
speed traps, will pay for most of
the construction costs of an 11.5-
mile wastewater pipeline.
In a meeting Monday
night among members of the
Gainesville Community Devel-
opment Committee, Gainesville
Regional Utilities Board and
representatives from the city of
Waldo, city manager and officials


tentatively agreed to move for-
ward on the project that would
allow Waldo to build the pipeline
along U.S. 301 between Waldo
and Gainesville.
Official approval for the es-
timated $5 million project is ex-
pected to come within two weeks,
Gainesville
Gainesville City Commission-
Government er Scherwin
Henry said.
The city of Waldo will use a
governmental stimulus fund to
cover construction costs, accord-
ing to Gainesville Commissioner
Thomas Hawkins.
The pipe is expected to replace
Waldo's outdated sewage system,
which is currently pushed to the
limits by the town's nearly 800
residents, Waldo City Manager
Kim Worley said.


Juliana Jimenez/ Alligator
David Richardson, assistant general manager for water and wastewater systems for Gainesville Re-
gional Utilities, speaks at a City Commission meeting on Monday night.


BLACK HISTORY

Campus Black History Month events kick off Monday


By ROBERT IMFELD
Alligator Contributing Writer

Love is in the air for this year's Black His-
tory Month.
"A Love Story," this year's theme, reflects
the trials and tribulations, the ups and downs
of both black history and love, and the need
to celebrate the journeys of both, according
to Rhana Gittens, the marketing director of
Black History Month.
UF kicked off 28 days of Black History
Month events Monday night with a reception
attended by about 300 people at the Reitz
Union Rion Ballroom.
Gittens said the month's events will in-
clude at least one program each day.


The event featured a performance by the
University Gospel Choir, which sang "Lift
Ev'ry Voice."
Alton Edmund, vice president of the choir,
said the group is excited for its upcoming
performance at the Phillips Center on Friday,
Feb. 5, because renowned vocalist Ricky Dil-
lard will be performing onstage with them.
The ceremony also included a speech by
the executive director of BHM, Kamali Burke,
and three members of the Gators United for
Haiti group announced they had raised about
$16,000.
Jean-Luc Adrien, one of the group's lead-
ers, said the University Athletic Association
promised a donation of $50,000.
The ceremony ended with representa-


"Black History Month to me is cel-
ebrating the strength, pride, and
passion that black students who
came before us had."
Kayla Morse
vice president of the Black Student Union

tives from each of Black History Month's co-
sponsors signing a document to signify their
commitment to the mission of Black History
Month.
Other events this month include The Great
Gator Debaters Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and a John
Legend performance Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7


p.m. at the O'Connell Center.
Desiree Chase, a health education senior,
said she is excited to model in the Fashion X-
Clusive on Friday, Feb. 19.
Chase has been participating in BHM
events since 2005 and has noticed consider-
able changes since then.
"I feel like it's getting bigger," Chase said.
BSU is working hard."
Kayla Morse, the vice president of the
Black Student Union, said the events are a
way to celebrate individual groups within
the Gator Nation.
"Black History Month to me is celebrating
the strength, pride, and passion that black
students who came before us had," Morse
said.


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GREEK LIFE

Fraternity holds plasma drive


By STEFANIA FERRO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students lacking spare change can donate blood plas-
ma to raise money for Gators United for Haiti.
From Feb. 1 to Feb. 15, students can donate plasma to
DCI Biologicals, a plasma center in Gainesville, as part of
a Haiti fundraiser sponsored by Lambda Theta Phi Latin
Fraternity Inc.
Vladimir Charles, the fraternity's president, said stu-
dents can decide what percentage of the money they
earn from their plasma will go toward the relief fund.
"At the end of the day, UF is trying to unite in the
effort to raise $50,000, which I'm sure we're going to all


Signing Gators

They will sign during ar


By ERICA COOK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Members of Signing Gators are
lending their hands at UF gymnas-
tics meets, basketball games and
baseball games to sign the national
anthem while it is being sung.
Alyssa Lunin, a former American
Sign Language teaching assistant,
came up with the idea to bring sign
language to the games.
Lunin said she wanted to com-
bine her passion for sign language
and her love of sports.


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letic Association to
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teaching assistants.
Alexandra Klei
of Signing Gators,
perform at each gai
"The first coup
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racking, especially


exceed, and it just makes more sense to collaborate on
this," Charles said.
Ricardo Marenco, the fraternity's vice president, said
eight members of the fraternity plan on donating plasma
Saturday. The fraternity hopes to raise at least $300 by
the end of the drive, Marenco said.
The fraternity will be tabling on Turlington Plaza
with donation jars from seven other student organiza-
tions. The organization that earns the most money from
tabling and plasma donations will receive prizes such
as gift cards and free food from Chipotle Mexican Grill,
Marenco said.
Charles said other organizations can still join the
fundraising efforts.


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after a couple of times, the nervous-
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By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Last month's cold weather left Gainesville residents turning
up their heaters and scrambling to buy gloves and scarves. But
this January wasn't the coldest one the city has seen.
Although at the start of the year Gainesville had its coldest
two-week period in climate history, the average monthly tem-
perature did not exceed previous records, according to an e-
mail from National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Hess.
According to Hess, the city's average temperature in Janu-
ary, 49 degrees Fahrenheit, was 5.3 degrees below normal and
tied as the third coldest January since 1903. The coldest January
in Gainesville was in 1940, when the average was 46 degrees.
The city's all-time low was 10 degrees on Jan. 21, 1985.
Hess said there were 15 days last month when temperatures
reached 32 degrees or lower. The lowest temperature, 17 de-
grees on Jan. 11, was the city's fifth coldest day recorded.
According to Hess, the National Weather Service expects
temperatures in Gainesville to be lower than average in Febru-
ary, March and April.
"While we are not expecting that kind of cold snap in Febru-
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Editorial

Sore Losers

Taylor Swift deserved

her award

Leave poor Taylor Swift alone.
We're tired of reading your Facebook statuses
proclaiming how "Beyonce had one of the best vid-
eos of all time" a la Kanye West.
We don't want to hear any more of your complaining
about how Lady Gaga is the best thing to happen to music
since Michael Jackson died (too soon?).
And we're tired of reading endless comments about
how the Grammys sucked more than a sour lemon.
If all of you were so pissed about Swift's triumph over
our Lady Gaga, (we also unabashedly adore her and her
all-new twist to the phrase "camel toe") stop watching and
flip on Leno or Conan.
Oh, wait.
Whatever you think about the 20-year-old, "Love
Story"-crooning country music crossover, let's get a few
things straight.
Swift's album "Fearless" was the highest selling album
of 2009. The Associated Press named Swift as 2009's enter-
tainer of the year. And the release of her latest album saw
the largest opening U.S. sales week in 2008 by a female
artist in any genre of music.
That's a big deal, especially for a 20-year-old country
singer.
And you're bashing the girl who got dumped by one of
the Jonas Brothers. Seriously?
We love "The Fame" and "The Fame Monster" as much
as the next guy. In fact, "Bad Romance" might be on repeat
on several of our playlists.
But the facts speak for themselves.
We're sorry, Gaga, and we're going to let you finish,
but Taylor had one of the best albums of all time.


Come on, Phil


The Editorial Board is
going to try something
new today.
Instead of our usual pleas
to the Student Body, Student
Government, Bernie Machen
or anyone else who annoys
us (which turns out to be
quite an extensive list), we're
going to try and bargain with
one of the most famous furry
friends in the nation.
That's right, Punxsutaw-
ney Phil, we're talking to
you.
Now, we realize whether
or not Phil sees his shadow
will probably have zero ef-
fect on the weather, but just
go with us here, OK?
We're sick and tired of
the cold, and our paychecks
are far too small to allow


us to purchase new winter
clothes.
Let's recap the kind of
winter we've had thus far.
January showed re-
cord lows for the city of
Gainesville. Local farmers
had problems with frozen
crops. We even suffered a
mitten shortage.
And even though we had
temperatures as low as 17
degrees, Gainesville didn't
even get a little snow.
So please, we're begging
you, Phil, Mother Nature or
to whomever we should be
directing this editorial: Cut
us Floridians a little slack be-
cause we can't take the cold
anymore.
There's a reason we go to
school in the Sunshine State.


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alligator
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Column

Ending relationship
Breakups aren't fun. In fact, as far as things in rela-
tionships go, they pretty much suck.
To be clear, I'm generally a proponent of ending
relationships that aren't right. Being with a partner who
is willfully manipulative, ungrateful or selfish can have a
toxic effect on your life and the lives of those around you.
Being with a partner whom you constantly find yourself
tolerating more than appreciating is unfair to both your
partner and anyone who'd be willing to offer your part-
ner something more than mere tolerance. And staying
in a relationship with someone you love but with whom
you are fundamentally incompatible is a recipe for frus-
tration and tear-soaked confusion.
While every situation is different, I think it's generally
a good idea to at least consider ending any relationship
that falls under those broad categories. But just because
it's a good idea doesn't mean it hurts any less when the
breakup happens.
Breakups, after all, can be horrifying. Discovering that
your love is no longer wanted, is no longer good enough
or never even existed can make you feel lonely. If the
breakup is with someone about whom you genuinely
cared, it can be an unusual type of pain that feels like the
only person who can help you is the one who hurt you,
and it feels ridiculous even thinking that as ridiculous
as getting stabbed and then asking your assailant if he or
she has any gauze you can borrow.
But it's not all bad.
Breakups give us a sort of emotional credibility. Af-
ter all, it's a statement about how we feel for those we
care about even after being hurt. It's one thing to be will-
ing to take a chance and leave ourselves vulnerable if
we haven't been stung; it's an entirely different thing to
know how much it could hurt and still be open to it.
And there's some comfort in knowing that, as unique
and personal as a breakup feels, we are not alone. These


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some fashion, the millennia of hu-
man history. The feelings that come
with getting a "We need to talk" text
message know no temporal bound-
aries. Heartache, apprehension and
Joe Dellosa loss are very old parts of who we
letters@alligatororg are. To wit, even Abe Lincoln had
his Ann Rutledge though, admit-
tedly, that was less a breakup than
a fatal fever. It still must've hurt, though.
If nothing else, breakups connect us in a very vibrant
way. Relationships with people of all ages, races, reli-
gions and sexual orientations all involve breakups and
there's a strong kinship that can be formed with the uni-
versal truism that breakups are a bitch. We all know that
breakups are painful, and knowing that provides good
motivation for us to be there for each other.
Remembering all this does not necessarily help when
you're freshly broken up, though, and knowledge isn't
a vaccine against heartbreak. Even people who know all
this still wind up eating and drinking copious amounts
of things that come in pints, and they still belt out poorly
considered, semi-intoxicated karaoke covers of Alanis
Morissette songs. (Neither here nor there, but I may no
longer be welcome at a certain Applebee's.)
But maybe it helps put breakups in context. A break-
up, at its best, can be an act of selflessness, courage or
emotional liberation. And almost every breakup shapes
our relationship with love what it means to us, why it
matters to us and why we're willing to fight for it.
It's not the most fun way to go about doing that (it's
probably among the suckier ways, in fact), but it's good
for us, even if it doesn't feel like it.
Joe Dellosa is an advertising senior. His columns appear
on Tuesday.


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Letter to the Editor
Student Alliance Party lacks
qualified candidates
Let's talk about the experience
of the Student Alliance Party execu-
tive ticket.
Its presidential candidate's ex-
tent of experience is being a student
senator who was recommended
for disqualification by the Election
Commission. While I applaud ef-
fort, there is a rather substantial
learning curve from student sena-
tor to Student Body president. It
seems far fetched that the Student
Alliance Party has realized this.
Its vice presidential candidate
has no experience whatsoever at
UF other than being a student a


graduate student. And he wants to
manage the cabinet?
The party's treasurer candidate
is probably the most questionable
of them all. His previous experi-
ence: assistant chief of staff, where
he accomplished nothing. Zero.
Zip. Sounds great! Let's sign him
up to manage a $14.4 million bud-
get. Is this what Student Govern-
ment elections are coming to?
To the Student Alliance Party:
Next time, please have enough re-
spect for the Student Body to pro-
vide us with decent choices for the
executive ticket. Until then, run for
Student Senate, Mr. Dream-big-
and-not-live-in-reality.
Josh Winegar
UF student


Guest column

America's drinking
very foreign tourist who comes to America must think
we are walking advertisements for the latest low-calo-
rie Budweiser. America has a drinking problem and a
culture that once scoffed at the idea of moderation.
Perhaps it was during Prohibition in the 1920s when ev-
ery drink was precious that this nation adopted the principle
of savoring every drop, so long as you can finish your drink in
a minute or less.
Regardless, it was clear from the beginning that you were
either a drinker or soon to be one. If you don't drink, it's best
not to say so because you are bound to be ostracized. How do
you explain to someone that you don't like numbing all the cir-
cuits in your brain? And it's not as if you can escape alcohol's
tempting hand. From football games and camping to movie
theaters and your little sister's boring school recital, there really
is no setting that isn't conducive with drinking.


problem serves as way to escape reality
Eric Tegethoff It starts on the most sacred of days ourselves. There is no need to hide those truths behind a bottle.
Speaking Out too. One birthday, you're eating cake In fact, that bottle contains the world's oldest truth serum so
and hitting pifiatas. By the time you you might as well deal with reality on your own terms.
turn 21, you're taking shots and knock- Or maybe the problem is bigger than that. Maybe the prob-
ing over that jackass who told you to slow down on the sauce. lem starts because of the way we treat alcohol. From the time
And yet, no one seems to understand why that is. It's just we first see beer, it is clear to us that beer has one purpose: get-
assumed that social events require lubrication in the form of ting you drunk. There seems to be no other redeeming quality.
alcohol. It becomes ingrained in us as Americans from the time It tastes bad, leads you to make poor decisions and the next
we are born that getting drunk will lead to a good time. morning you feel like a horse on the way to the glue factory.
Maybe it does sometimes. It all appears to be an escape from So, in an act of ultimate self-hypocrisy, you could've found
a reality we'd rather not accept. Instead of evaluating where we me at Gasparilla this past weekend. This pirate-themed parade
stand, we'd rather get drunk and forget our problems. is the largest collection of drunkards east of New Orleans' Mar-
We're kept like fish in a barrel, doomed to swim a circle in di Gras. But I never claimed to be a saint, and I have no shame
the same stagnant water. Funny thing is, most of us don't even telling you I know this column is done because I just finished
need a new barrel, just cleaner water. Life can be more enjoy- my last beer.
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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Unite, Student Alliance parties to wrap up slating


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Slating interviews for Student
Senate positions with the Unite
Party and the Student Alliance
party will come to an end Tues-
day at 5 p.m.
The Unite Party interviewed
45 students, and the Student Al-
liance Party interviewed 61 stu-
dents.
Fifty Senate seats are avail-
able.


Nick Mildebrath, campaign
manager for the Student Alli-
ance party, said his party has in-
terviewed enthusiastic students
with new ideas for Student Gov-
ernment.
He said he is excited so many
potential candidates have come
by to slate.
"It doesn't matter how great
your platform is if you don't
have anybody good running on
it," Mildebrath said.
Unite Party spokesman Ben


Meyers said the Unite Party in-
terviewed more students on
Monday than it
did on Friday.
Meyers said
he is impressed
with the leader-
ship experience
of the students
who have been
Mildebrath interviewed.
He said the Unite Party has a
lot of great potential candidates.
"We're looking for diversity,"


Meyers said. "We're looking for a
great set of viewpoints that rep-
resent campus as a whole."
UF freshman Dara Schopp,
who slated with the Unite Party,
said she wants to become more
involved with the Unite Party
because it has done so much pro-
gressive work on campus.
"I just like being a part of
something that stands for posi-
tive change," Schopp said.
Michael Crowley, a UF aero-
space engineering senior, chose


to slate with the Student Alliance
party because he wants to bring
UF's College of Engineering more
recognition from SG.
"I feel like the Student Alli-
ance really is a party that has
the students' interests at heart,"
Crowley said.
Supervisor of Elections Ariana
Alfonso said that the Action Par-
ty and the Valence Party are also
registered for the spring election
but did not conduct interviews.


Support group helps students with sick, dead loved ones


* THE GROUP MEETS THURSDAYS.

By KAREN SULLIVAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Loreal Dolar was about to enter her first
year of college when life took a drastic turn.
She was on vacation with her family in


Hawaii when her mother died in a snorkel-
ing accident. She didn't know where to turn.
Dolar found a way to cope with her loss:
forming Gator Students of Ailing Mothers
and Fathers.
"I know I'm not the only person going
through this," she said.
The UF chapter of the National Students
of AMF Support Network helps students


grieving the illness or loss of a loved one. The
group's first meeting is Thursday in the Reitz
Union, Rooms 278 and 279 at 7:30 p.m..
The chapter will have peer-
On led, open-discussion groups.
Campus Lauren Levy, the support
group coordinator for the chap-
ter, met Dolar at a grief support group in the
fall of 2009 after losing her father to cancer


in May.
"I want this peer-to-peer group to be a
place where students can feel free to be vul-
nerable and say, 'Let's not have an agenda
this week. This is what's on my heart, and
what I'm wrestling with. What do you all
think? '" Levy said.
For information, students can visit "Gator
Students of AMF" on Facebook.


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Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
4-21-09-71-2


1's, 2's and 4's
AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Great School Districts
Free Personal Training
75 SW 75th Street Call 332-7401 4-21-
71-2



No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
4-21-09-71-2


SORORITY ROW 2BR
2BR/2.5BA for $1199
W/D & utils included. We <3 pets!
No move-in fees! FREE Parking!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
4-21-09-71-2


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


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1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
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offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.







10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
4-21-09-71-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios from $475, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
No Move-in Fees We <3 Pets!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
4-21-09-71-2

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

WALK TO CLASS!
1brs from $505 150 ft from UF!
Move-in today. FREE parking!
We <3 Pets! No Move-in Fees.
372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave
4-21-09-71-2

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $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

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

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

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

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

Cute & Clean! Vintage 1-BR with wood floors
& great front porch in quiet NW area. Walk to
Ward's, Publix & buslines, bike to downtown
& UF. Avail. NOW! $575/mo. 352-338-7670
or email shepley@cozygator.com 2-5-10-
21-2

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

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
239-250-6149 2-12-10-25-2


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
2-5-10-18-2


** 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 $599 2/2 from $699
Additional $200 off next month
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 Additional $200 off the next month.
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

* 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


at


* 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

***2/1 Brandywine $495 sm. pet ok***
water incl. $495 dep required.Near UF,
Shands, VA. On bus route.
Short term ok. (4-6 or 15 mo)
AVAIL NOW 352.284.2654
2-5-10-15-2

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


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

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

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

Available now. HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near 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. 327-2931 or 376-6183
2-8-10-10-2

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


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


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unfurnished

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


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


AVAILABLE AUG 1. Large 4BR/2BA house,
Wash/dry provided, privacy fenced, pets ok,
full sized hot tub on back screened porch,
dishwasher, carport, $1600/mo. 3413 NW
8th Ave 352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2


AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/1BA house. Nice.
Nine blocks from campus, wash/dry pro-
vided, cent H/AC fenced private backyard,
hardwood floors, detached garage. $1125/
mo. 924 NW 9th Ave. 352-339-2342 2-5-
10-5-2


OF-lFor Rent
unfurnished

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Nice 4BR/2BA house.
Close to campus, hardwood floors, wash/dry
provided, private back yard, fireplace, central
heat/air. 352-339-2342. $1550/mo. 1105 NW
10th Ave. Plenty of parking. 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean modern 4BR/2BA
house, fenced backyard, pets ok, fireplace,
wash/dry provided, wooded private big yard.
$1425/mo, central heat/air. 2606 NW 34th
Street. 352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean nice 4BR/2BA
house, privacy fenced backyard, pets ok,
hardwood floors, fireplace, plenty of parking,
wash/dry provided, dishwasher, cent heat/air
$1400/mo 830 NW 16th Ave 352-339-2342
2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. 4BR/2BA clean nice
house 1 block from campus. Hardwood
floors, wash/dry provided, fireplace, modern
bathrooms. $1800/mo 1203 SW 1st Ave.
352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/2BA house one
block from campus, hardwood & tile floors,
wash/dryer provided, fireplace, dishwasher,
modern baths 110 SW 12th St. $1350/mo
352-339-2342 2-5-10-5-2


829 NW 41 Ave. 3BR/1BA house. Garage,
fenced yard, washer & dryer, pets ok. $800/
mo Deposit $800. Call 352-335-1788, 222-
3056 2-5-10-5-2 4-


| unfurnished

3BR/2BA house. Huge fenced backyard. Pets
ok. Nice neighborhood. $925/mo. Please call
Kathie at 378-3082 2-9-10-7-2


Near Campus. 1/1 Cute with Washer/Dryer
and Dishwasher. Safe. Second floor of
Tumbling Creek on SW 9th st. Pets w/ de-
posit. First and $500 Security Deposit to
move in. Call 352-375-7030. 2-11-10-8-2


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 3-31-37-2


**A Place in the Sun**
Walk/Bike to UF
Big 3 bd/ 1 ba
New Kitchen / Huge Yard
Must See, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 3 bd/ 2 ba
Completely Remodeled
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
21-52-2


-' F For Rent
unfurnished


**8 Blocks to UF**
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
Save Money @ $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

*Walk to Class & Stadium*
2/1, WD, Granite Countertops
Hardwood Floors & Fireplace
Huge Bedrooms,Covered parking
$1300/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

**Large 5 Bedrm House**
1 full & 3-1/2 baths
Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D
Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF
$2,500/mo 352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

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 2-12-10-9-2

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
2-12-10-9-2

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 2-12-10-9-2


3BR 1 Y2 BA Home off NW 1
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hk
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10


6th
ups,


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

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

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

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

Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
2-26-10-20-4


W Real Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5


NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
2-12-10-9-2 Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-71-


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month including utilities. 4/4 with only 2 cur-
1 rent roommates. 2 Bus stops within the com-
munity, 2 pools, 2 basketball courts, gym,
tanning center. 305-798-8303 2-5-10-7-3

Summer Sublease
7 blocks from campus
$500 per month, utilities included
fully furnished
678-315-0500 2-11-10-3




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

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


AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEWCONSTRUC-
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 &
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 Financinng
$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


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OPEN HOUSE EVERY SATURDAY
MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES
GREAT HOMES, GREAT PRICES
WE FINANCE, LOW DOWN,
LOW MONTHLY 904-400-0421,SUSAN
2-26-10-20-5

Manufactured Home Communities-
Jacksonville Use your tax refund
Get a 42" TV with purchase
Limited offer, call for details
904-400-0421 Susan 2-26-10-20-5


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

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


CASH PAID: 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
2-26-10-34-7

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


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





***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

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





***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
4-21-09-71-11

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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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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


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

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

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


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


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-21-71-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
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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


MONEY 4 CLASS
The Social Site that
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www.mysocialclub.info
antonio.marshall35@yahoo.com 2-5-10-
5-13


LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN COMPANION JOB
to take care of the elderly. I have references
and can work up to seven days/week. Please
call 352-495-1438 2-6-10-5-13


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


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


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-
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

PAID ON-CAMERA MODELS
M/F starring in live, local HD webcasts of
relaxation/meditation sessions. $20 paid
per 1 hour broadcast. G-rated, 18+ plz
email now to apply starcasts@yahoo.com
2-3-10-3-14

BARTENDER OPENINGS
Earn $150-250/day. No experience required.
Will train. Call now 352-678-5246 2-26-10-
20-14

No jobs available, but we buy LPs, CDs &
DVDs. (And we sell them, too!)
Hear Again Music and Movies
201 SE 2nd Ave. (Suite 105), 32601
352-373-1800
2-26-19-14

Camp Counselors, male & female, needed
for great overnight camps in the mountains
of PA. Have a fun summer while working with
children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with
water sports, ropes course, media, archery,
gymnastics, environmental ed, & much more.
Office, Nanny, & Kitchen positions also avail-
able. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com
4-21-10-52-14

NOW HIRING WAITSTAFF
with experience. No calls. Apply at 7038 NW
10th Place between 2 & 4pm in person,
LaFiesta behind Red Lobster. 2-8-10-5-14


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

FREE CELL PHONE SERVICE! WOW
Mobile. Customers & Reps, Make Residual
Income, $7700/Day Realistically, Joshua:
352-359-3127. www.WOWMobile4all.com
2-5-5-15


Gator Tail Dancers


Entertainment


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HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
2-23-10-20-14 334-7960 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


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


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


Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
4-21-10-71-21


O**BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK***
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
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or online- $35 O/W
$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
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Gators open practice with questions behind the plate


UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan's team started practice Friday with holes still in the li
variety of options he could use because of the Gators' depth.

UF MEN'S GOLF

UF ends Day I tied for fifth


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

After two rounds of competition at
the Arizona Invitational, the Florida
men's golf team is currently in a three-
way tie for fifth place.
The Gators ended Monday's 36 holes
shooting a total of 560 (281-279, -8) in
Tucson, Ariz., trailing current leader
California by 17 strokes.
UF's struggles might be due to some
rust, as the tournament was the team's
first competition of the spring schedule
and the first since its second-place finish
in the Isleworth Invitational on Oct. 27.
Although the Gators hadn't compet-
ed in over three months, UF coach Bud-
dy Alexander expected more from his
team, especially as good as the weather
conditions were Monday.
"We didn't play particularly well
today in that this golf course is really
different," Alexander said in a press re-
lease. "The wind wasn't blowing, so it
was a pretty easy day to score, but we
didn't adjust. I don't think we realized
how easy the course was, and the team
needed to pick up on that as the day


went on but didn't."
Senior Tyson Alexander (70-69, -3)
finished both of his rounds on a posi-
tive note. He birdied two of his final
three holes in the first round and sunk
an eagle on the 18th hole in the second
round.
Junior Bank Vongvanij (71-68) tied
Alexander and six other golfers for 10th
place at -3.
One of those other golfers was fresh-
man Tommy Mou.
Mou (69-70, -3), competing as an in-
dividual, carded one eagle, eight bird-
ies and seven bogeys in his collegiate
debut.
One shot behind was senior Tim
McKenney (68-72) who tied for 18th
place at -2. Junior Andres Echavarria
(72-70) tied for 30th at even par.
Rounding out Florida's lineup in 71st
place was freshman Tyler McCumber,
who finished with a total score of 158
(77-81, +16).
Monday was an up-and-down day
for McCumber, with more of the latter
than the former.

SEE GOLF, PAGE 16


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
achiang@alligator org

It wasn't hard for the Gators to
exceed expectations last season.
But this year, it will be just as easy
for No. 7 Florida to disappoint.
Unlike last season, when the
Gators were picked to finish 11th in
the Southeastern Conference, many
expect them to win the SEC East in
2010.
UF's depth will play a big role
in turning that prediction into real-
ity. It brings back a sophomore class
that impressed in its first season
along with the top class of freshmen
in the nation.
In the team's first practice of
the season Friday, UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan noticed his options.
"There is certainly more depth,"
he said. "We have a lot of guys bat-
tling for spots."
One that will be up for grabs un-
til the season begins is the catcher
position.
Highly touted freshmen Aus-
tin Maddox and Mike Zunino join
sophomore Ben McMahan in the


race to see who will be the backstop
when the season starts.
"Our depth behind the plate is as
good as probably anybody's proba-
bly in the country," O'Sullivan said.
In order to get as many of
them into the lineup as possible,
O'Sullivan is looking into moving
first baseman Preston Tucker to the
outfield for some games.
"He played a little bit of outfield
in high school," he
Said. "If we were to
do that, we would
probably put him
Baseball in right so he stays
on the same side of
the field. If we were
to be able to put him in the outfield,
that gives us one extra bat we can
put in the lineup."
That will leave first base open for
the 6-foot-3 Maddox, who received
some playing time at the spot in Fri-
day's scrimmage.
Another area UF addressed over
the offseason was pitching.
They added five pitchers, includ-
ing big lefty Brian Johnson, who em-
bodies O'Sullivan's love for versatil-
SEE BASE, PAGE 16


2010 class is Meyer's best yet


On Wednesday, we may all be
witnesses to a miracle.
The Big Three of recruiting
gurus ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.
com are on the verge of agreeing
on which school has the nation's top
class.
Since 2006, when ESPN joined the
game, the three have never come to the
same conclusion, but with just a day to
go until National Signing Day, Florida
is a unanimous No. 1.
In a business so heavily based on
often-arbitrary opinions, and where
analysts can garner attention simply
by being different, this is quite the ac-
complishment.
And it's a miracle in more ways
than one.
If it holds, and these players resist
their natural inclination to create dra-
ma, it'll be the most impressive recruit-
ing job of Urban Meyer's career.
And it puts the Gators back where
they were before that beatdown loss to
Alabama on top.


-A few months
ago, Florida was
the unquestioned
best program in
the nation.
Mike McCall It had the best
McCallin' It coach, a quarter-
Like I See It back in the dis-
mmccall@alligatororg cussion for best
college player of
all time and was
favored to win a third national title in
four years.
Then, UF lost, Meyer started buggin'
out and Tim Tebow went from being
The Man to one of the most scrutinized
NFL Draft prospects ever.
The Gators fell out of the spotlight
by losing to the Tide, and questions
about Meyer's future made an easy tar-
get for opposing coaches to use on the
recruiting trail.
This is a crucial time for the pro-
gram, and in the face of it, Florida has
amassed another stacked recruiting
SEE MIKE, PAGE 16


* North Carolina coach Roy Williams said it can't be worse than it is right now 1. Kentucky 5-1 Previous question: Percent (otes)
for the Tar Heels. The other 346 Division-I schools that aren't the defending 2. Vanderbilt 5-1 Where will Tim Tebow QB inNFL 47% (32)
national champion might think differently. ... Gilbert Arenas is going to make an 3. Tennessee 4-2 be in three years? Non-football 34% (23)
effort to "rebuild his relationship with the youth." Starting with a water gun fight 4. Florida 4-3 NFL non-QB 15% (10)
at his house. 5. South Carolina 4-3 Other league 4% (3)
6. Georgia 1-5 68 TOTAL VOTES






16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010


Freshman class expected to play major role


BASE, from page 15


ity and depth.
"When we first got here, our goal was to deepen the
pitching staff. That's not done overnight," he said. "It takes
more than one recruiting class, but we feel good about
where we are at right now."
Johnson not only pitches but can hit as well. When he
isn't on the mound, he is an option to play either first base
or the outfield.
For center fielder Matt den Dekker, it is hard to imagine
that this season's group of freshmen could top the year the


Mike Zunino
6-foot-2, 220 1i..
Bats R/ Thro A F.
Resume:
*Drafted in the 30th rour.3 .n .
2009 by the Athletics
*Batted .464 with 43 hits, 37 RBI
and 12 HRs in his senior year of
high school tics
*Rated the No. 4 catcher in Florida,
according to Prospectswire.com


now-sophomores put together, which included Tucker's
historic season.
"It's crazy. We had a lot of freshmen last year that
stepped up and played well with Tucker and some of the
pitchers," den Dekker said. "Looking at this year, we have
some players that are going to jump in right away and get
some playing time and probably making an impact."
O'Sullivan expects to tweak his lineup multiple times
before finding the right one.
"We are going to toy with our lineup an awful lot for the
first three or four weeks before we have conference play,"
he said. "We'll try a lot of different stuff because we are able
to do that."


Sophomore Ben McMahan
6-foot, 210 lbs
Bats R/ Throws R
Resume:
*Started six games
*1 HR
*Drafted in the 30th round in
2008 out of high school by
the Yankees /


Resume:
*Started 46 games
*.272 career battin(


- Freshman
Austin Maddox
6-foot-3, 230 lbs
Bats R/ Throws R
Resume:
*Drafted in the 37th round in
2009 by the Rays
*Member of the 2008 USA
18-U National Team
*Batted .544 with 33 RBI, 23
runs, 11 doubles and 9 HRs in
his senior year of high school
*Rated as the top catcher
prospect in Florida, according
to Prospectswire.com

Erica Ervin/ Alligator Staff


Team resumes play today

GOLF, from page 15

Although McCumber was the only Gator to tally
two eagles on the day, he also took eight strokes on
a par 3 in the first round.
Before Monday, McCumber led the team with a
stroke average of 71.6.

"Overall, we'll need to turn it up a notch or
two and hopefully get a good round to fin-
ish this tournament up."
Buddy Alexander
UF men's golf coach


Entering the Arizona Invitational, the Gators
were ranked the third-best team in the country by
Golfweek, their highest ranking of the season.
"I think that everyone was pretty average today,"
Alexander said. "Overall, we'll need to turn it up a
notch or two and hopefully get a good round to fin-
ish this tournament up."
The Arizona Invitational will conclude with its
final round today.


MIKE, from page 15


class and pulled in kids from all over the
country.
And it looks like Meyer is fostering the
same kind of atmosphere Pete Carroll had
while he was at USC, where highly rated
players sign regardless of how many other
big-time guys have committed to play the


same position.
By Rivals.com's rankings, Florida has
commitments from the Nos. 1, 7 and 19
weakside defensive ends, the Nos. 1, 2 and
11 defensive tackles, the Nos. 3, 4, and 11
cornerbacks and the Nos. 2 and 12 safeties
in its class.
Of course, recruiting rankings are far
from an exact science, and star levels don't


translate into wins, but this certainly can't
be seen as a bad thing.
Even with a somewhat shaky situation
surrounding Meyer's future, the Gators
have remained the dominant force when
dealing with recruits.
When Lauderdale Lakes Anderson
High four-star safety Demar Dorsey start-
ed having second thoughts about his com-


mitment to UF, the Gators kicked him to
the curb.
Things could easily have taken a turn
for the worse during this recruiting sea-
son, but as of now, Florida has pulled off
a big win.
If this class stays intact, it'll offer some-
thing that seemed impossible a little more
than a month ago: stability.




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