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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010


Melting Pot short



changes workers


* EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT
GOTTEN FINAL PAYCHECKS.

By ROXANNE FRASER
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gainesville Melting Pot
has closed, but the question of em-
ployee payments remains open.
Former employees still have
not received valid final paychecks
or W-2 forms, though the restau-
rant closed in September.
The fondue restaurant, lo-
cated at 418 E University Ave.,
was closed for renovation by the
city and may remain closed ulti-
mately.
"We found out on a Saturday
and, basically, on the Tuesday of
that same week we were closed
down," said Regina Kypriandes,
a former Melting Pot employee.
Employees worked off an IOU
system because the restaurant
didn't have enough money, ac-
cording to Kypriandes.


"We would get what we made
that night written on a piece on
paper," she said. "We would get
paid when someone's tables paid
in cash."
Kypriandes added employees
either could not cash their final
paychecks or the checks bounced.
Justin Santoro, former fran-
chise manager and owner of the
Gainesville Melting Pot, is work-
ing with attorneys to send out
W-2 forms.
"My main priority is to get my
employees taken care of," Santoro
said.
According to corporate head-
quarters in Tampa, the company
did not know about this issue.
"We were just made aware
this week from prior employees
that they didn't receive their W-2
forms," said Bob Johnston, presi-
dent and chief operating officer of
The Melting Pot.
Santoro said former employees
should receive their W-2 forms
within the week.


ON CAMPUS

IRHA hosts balloon fight


By VINCENT ALVARADO
Alligator ContributingWriter

Placed under lock and key in Rawl-
ing's dorm, thousands are waiting to be
released.
For the next three weeks, students will
be gathering in the Rawlings bathrooms
from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. in hopes of filling
140,000 water balloons.
The Inter-Residence Housing Associa-
tion will host a water balloon fight Feb. 27
at 1 p.m. on Flavet Field to raise breast can-
cer awareness.
This is the second time UF is hosting an
event of this kind.
Microsoft set the world record in Austra-
lia at the Xbox 360 launch with about 2,849
participants and 51,000 balloons.
UF fell short in October 2008 by 300 peo-
ple.
The University of Kentucky broke the re-


cord in August with an estimated 119,411
balloons and 3,902 people, according to
"The Guinness Book of World Records."
UF junior Roderick Clelland, whose
mother struggled with breast cancer, is a
participant.
"Rain, shine or Armageddon, we're
going to be out there throwing bal-
loons."
Sheldon Clark
event marketing director

Throwing water balloons gets people to
come out and show their support for a dis-
ease that Clelland said could affect anyone.
"Rain, shine or Armageddon, we're go-
ing to be out there throwing balloons," said
Sheldon Clark, the event's marketing direc-
tor.
SEE BALLOON, PAGE 5


SG changes fee stance


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
and CAROLYN TILLO
Alligator Writers

Student Body President Jordan
Johnson recommended Tuesday that
graduate assistants should not have to
pay a potential fee to help fund the ex-
pansion of the Reitz Union.
Johnson said his decision is the re-
sult of four months of discussions with
students, faculty and administration.
During this time, Johnson said he's
learned about the financial burdens
faced by graduate assistants, who serve
as research and teaching assistants and
also subsidize the cost of instruction.
"We've had multiple opportunities
for people to speak up and engage in
this conversation, and this is a group


of students who have identified them-
selves as, you know, not being capable
of absorbing another fee," Johnson
said.
Graduate students and undergrad-
uates students would still pay the po-
tential fee, Johnson said.
Johnson said he plans to talk with
the Board of Trust-
Student ees about his deci-
GOvernment sion at the board's
next meetings on
March 15 and 16.
Matt Vernon, vice president for
Graduate Assistants United, said grad-
uate assistants are very pleased with
the new stance on the fee.
"The entire objection of the GA
community was that, financially, we
are very strapped," he said.


The Gators will
have the difficult
task of trying to de-
fend the Southeast-
ern Conference's
leading scorer, De-
van Downey, when
they take on the
Gamecocks tonight
in Columbia, S.C.
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News Today


African Student Union and Black
History Month present "Us vs.
Them"
Today, 7 p.m.
NEB, Room 101
This interactive forum will dis-
cuss the disconnect African-
Americans and black Caribbeans
feel toward Africa as a result of
the African Diaspora.
Representatives from African,
African-American, Haitian,
Jamaican and other cultures will
be in attendance. Cosponsoring
organizations include Black
History Month, the Caribbean
Students Association and Club
Creole.

Senate and the City
Thursday, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Come meet the UF students
slated for Senate seats from all
parties. Learn more about their
campaigns and party platforms
and register to vote. Gainesville
mayor and city commission can-
didates will be here to speak with
you about their campaigns and
answer any questions about local
government. There will be free
food.

RUB Entertainment presents
Local Brew
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
This concert will feature local
bands The Haps, Homemade
Handgrenade, and Douglas
Shields and the X-Factors.

RecSports Valentine's Event:
Salsa and Partner Yoga
Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


RUB offers students


chance to find love


By TATIANA QUIROGA
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF students looking for a little
love in the lonely days before Valen-
tine's Day got their chance at the Re-
itz Union Board of Entertainment's
second annual Dating Game at the
Orange & Brew Tuesday night.
The event consisted of three
rounds in which one contestant
asked questions to three or four con-
testants of the opposite sex and then
chose his or her favorite based on
those responses.
About 60 audience members
cheered as participants answered
questions ranging from "Do you
like to cook?" to "What's the best
thing about being single?"
"We wanted to do something
Valentine's Day related," said Tif-
fany Whitten, RUB Entertainment's


lecturers and comedians director. "It
was a big hit last year. Whether they
find love or not, it's still a fun, inter-
active game."
Sara Patton, a first-year account-
ing graduate student, said she
hoped to meet new people at the
game show.
Patton chose fresh-
On man Austin Griffin as
Campus herwinning contestant
out of four males.
"I'm a little nervous but happy,"
Griffin said. "The fact that the girl
chose me shows I have a shot in the
dating game of life."
Laurie Tweed, a zoology junior,
said she attended the event to sup-
port her roommate, who was a con-
testant, but she said she had a great
time in the end.
"It was really interesting and
made me laugh," Tweed said.


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Freshman Elizabeth Elzer (left) and Pharmacy graduate student Isabel Gutierrez (center), answer sopho-
more lan Mitchell's (right) questions at RUB's dating game Tuesday night at the Orange & Brew.


Two teams debate how to close racial gap in education


About 100 people attended the event


MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

The U.S. Department of Education should
be dismantled and the money from the depart-
ment given to individual states, according to a
five-judge panel at the inaugural Great Gator


Debaters policy debate Tuesday between the
Military Law Student Association and Esquire,
the Society of Minority Pre-law Students.
About 100 people gathered in the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom to hear the two sides
argue about the best way to lessen racial dis-
parity in the public education system.


The Esquire Minority Law Society, rep-
resented by Andre Haughton, a political sci-
ence junior, and Leonard Thompson, a UF
freshman, said the U.S. government is making
strides in closing the racial gap in schools. Full
equality is possible, they said, if federal fund-
ing to programs are increased.
The Military Law Student Association, rep-
resented by Tara Tedrow and Corey Squires,


both first-year law students, said the federal
government is incapable of bringing about
positive change in education. Local govern-
ments are better suited to solve the problem,
they said.
After 45 minutes of debate, the panel, which
included local attorneys and debate coaches,
decided 3 votes to 2 votes to name the Military
Law Student Association the winners.


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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010


Candidate discourages apathy


Editor's Note: This is the third
segment of the Face in the Race
series.

By ALISON SCHWARTZ
Alligator Staff Writer
Aschwartz@alllgator org

A 10-foot Christmas tree stands
in the corner of Monica Leadon
Cooper's living room.
Although the holiday season
ended nearly two months ago,
she's been too busy planning
her mayoral campaign to take it
down.
The 55-year-old musician and
local nutrition business owner
said she's ready to lead the town
she has lived in for more than 40
years.
"I think we need some new
leadership to address the issues
important to our city," she said.
Fiscal conservatism and envi-
ronmental respon-
Faces sibility are central
R"the components of her
ace campaign, and if
elected, Cooper said
she will scrutinize the city budget
and eliminate wasteful spending.
She pointed to Mom's Kitchen,
which she said the city purchased
for $160,000.
The building remains unused.
She also pointed to Koppers
Inc.'s cleanup efforts and the resi-
dents surrounding the site who
have felt the repercussions of con-
taminated soil and drinking water.
This issue is personal for Coo-
per because she lives within two
miles of the industrial site.
"I will not settle for anything
less than residential standards,"
she said.
But she also knows a voice isn't
always enough in the political are-
na.
"You can have an opinion, but
it's better to have a vote," she said,
picking up the gavel she received
after her seven-year tenure on the

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"This is what you need to run a
meeting," she joked.
As the March 16 election ap-
proaches, Cooper urged apathetic
students to familiarize themselves
with the issues.
"[Students] can make a huge
difference in four years," she said.
Cooper also plays guitar in the
country-rock Leadon Family Band


and released her first CD, "Sum-
mer Rain," last September.
For the musician who hopes to
be the next mayor of Gainesville,
there is one thing she thinks her
opponents will have a hard time
topping.
"I've been a Gator since 1964,"
she said, alluding to her time in
Gainesville. "No one can beat
that."


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Chaplain urges


acceptance

* ABOUT 60 ATTENDED THE SPEECH.

By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer


In the mind of Chaplain Khalid Latif, there is no divide
between the practice of Islam and the acceptance of cul-
tural diversity.
Latif, 27, is the Chaplain of New York University and
the New York City Police Department.
He spoke to more than 60 people Tuesday night in the
Reitz Union's Rion Ballroom. The event was organized
by UF's Islam on Campus as part of Islam Awareness
Month.
"It is most definitely acceptable for a variety of cultures
to exist within the Muslim paradigm," he said.
Latif discussed the complexities of addressing Muslim
diversity.
He emphasized that Islamic tradition calls for diversity
while noting that some people just don't get it.
"You see a lot of people who just don't know how to
deal with people who are not like themselves," he said.
Through his work at NYU, he has firsthand experience
with misconceptions about what it means to be a Muslim.
He told a story of a conversation he had with a young
Japanese woman who was afraid to convert to Islam.
When Latif asked her why, she said she had heard from
older Muslims that, if she converted, she would have to
marry a Japanese man to be a good Muslim.
Latif could not believe it.
"That is actually the furthest thing from anything that
can be remotely called Islam," he said.
Karim Khan, a microbiology and political science soph-
omore, said he appreciated how Latif was able to highlight
the differences in perspective between older and younger
Muslims.
"I can relate a lot to not being able to relate to my par-
ents' culture," he said.
Ali was impressed with Latif's scholarly knowledge of
the faith, especially for his age.
After the speech, Latif suggested community service
as a way of uniting students across faiths to better under-
stand diversity in religion.
"You don't have to be of a certain faith to paint a house,
to tutor a kid or serve someone a hot meal," he said.
He was paid $1,200 to speak, according to Ismail ibn
Ali, Islam on Campus president.





WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


IRHA hopes to have 140,000 balloons

Flower research BALLOON, from page 1
This year, Clark aims at hav-
ing 140,000 water balloons with at
sw eetens scents least 5,000 participants. The record
will be recorded by a witness of the
By ASHLEY LARA MOSES community who is of high stand-
Alligator Contributing Writer ing.
"This year, we pushed the event
Future Valentine's Day flowers may have longer-lasting, to February so we can have time to
sweeter smells thanks to UF researchers in the environmen- make it better," Clark said. "If ev-
tal horticulture department. eryone gave $1, then we can raise
Thomas A. Colquhoun, a research scientist in the envi- at least $5,000 or more."
ronmental horticulture department, and David Clark, a pro- Natalie Hyman, director of the
fessor of environmental horticulture, have discovered a way water balloon fight committee,
to manipulate the scents of petunias and plan to apply their said IRHA is within the standards
research to other flowers. He said UF researchers identified of UF's sustainability program be-
genes in petunias that determine fragrance and manipulated cause the sprinklers on Flavet Field
them to see how they affected the flower's overall smell. will be turned off several days be-
By turning down a gene or turning it off fore and after the event.
U F completely, they could see what role the Donations will be collected at
Research gene played in creating the flower's scent, the event and all proceeds will be
Colquhoun said. He believes the work is given to the American Cancer So-
significant because scientists may be able to fine-tune fra- city.
grances in other flowers as well to make their scents more The event will also feature a stu-
appealing to consumers. dent-run carnival.
Clark said the research has important implications as Guest speakers will include
Valentine's Day approaches. breast cancer survivors and mem-
Some roses sold around the holiday have no fragrance, bers of the American Cancer Soci-
he said. ety.
Clark said that according to consumer panels and mar- Hyman said the event will cost
keting research, costumers are willing to pay 10 percent IRHA's budget about $3,000 and is
more for fragrant flowers. free and open to the public.
Clark said flowers appeal to the eyes, but he wants them "Breast cancer is something that
to appeal to the nose as well. affects so many people, and this is a
"We hope to put the fragrance back in roses," Clark said. Max Reed/ Alligator fun way for people to come out and
Students fill water balloons in Rawlings Hall Tuesday night for the give money to help with a cure,"
Inter-Residence Hall Association's water balloon fight. Hyman said.











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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010

Editorial

Move it, move it

First lady's exercise

campaign unrealistic

Michelle Obama launched the "Let's Move" cam-
paign to end childhood obesity Tuesday. While
the Editorial Board knows the program will suc-
ceed to the same extent the "Just Say No" campaign did,
we question the methods the first lady plans to use to fix
the growing problem by 2020. (She thinks America can
kick this habit in a decade? Really?)
Even the campaign's official site admits the most dif-
ficult obstacle in creating a healthier nation is the lack of
affordable and accessible nutritional food.
As any college student strapped for cash can testify, it's
difficult not to choose a Totino's pizza over a navel orange
when they both cost around a dollar.
Junk food is just cheap. Healthier food isn't.
We don't see how either Obama could help right that
wrong, especially given a bad economy. We know the first
lady was only thinking of the children when she launched
the program, but she should have considered her timing,
too.
We also object to the saccharine-sweet programming
bound to result from the first lady's cooperation with Dis-
ney in spreading the word about healthy lifestyles. As if
the "very special episode" disease wasn't bad enough,
government-inspired Hannah Montana shows about
working out sound cringe-worthy.
Unlike some people, we don't see this program as pro-
paganda. We just think it'll make our little cousins and
siblings annoying as hell when we explain why we haven't
been to the gym in a month.


Buzzed


Social media seems to
have settled down into
its middle age. People
are happily married to their
Twitter accounts and Face-
book pages, some are stuck
with Myspace, their high
school sweetheart. A few
even ended up with the
strange one from the bar like
Dogbook or Stache Passion.
Well, Google announced
Monday that it wants to play
the part of toned pool boy
or steamy secretary home-
wrecker with its new prod-
uct Google Buzz.
The new platform is de-
scribed as being similar to
Facebook's status update,
with sharing of links, pho-
tos and videos readily sup-
ported.
The major difference is
that Google Buzz will live
inside Gmail, which already
has over 100 million users,


making the social experience
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profile based.
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verts all Gmail contacts to
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friends (or the Twitter equiv-
alent of followers), allowing
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LOLcat photo simultaneous-
ly to friends, coworkers and
that project partner from two
semesters ago.
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cluded a feature that many
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SG opposes union fee for grad assistants


During my time as Student Body President, I have
constantly tried to work with any student that
has an opinion about how Student Government
can improve the lives of students at UF.
This has been the case when discussing issues of
promoting safe transportation for students, protecting
students' interests during the first wave of budget cuts
and providing more options for late-night study areas
on campus.
The issue of the rebuilding of the Reitz Union has
been no different. That's why when the first concerns
were raised about the future of the building, I began
talking with students about how we could best solve
this issue.
This is how I first learned of the burdens our gradu-
ate assistants face at this university. While basically act-
ing to subsidize our education here at UF, these valu-
able members of our community remain underpaid and
overworked and are expected to help carry the load of
teaching for our esteemed faculty with little recogni-
tion.
They deserve better. That's why I will be proposing at
the next Board of Trustees Meeting that all UF students
classified as graduate research assistants and teaching
assistants who receive tuition waivers be exempt from
any future fees that may be levied for the rebuilding of
the Reitz Union.
While working for the university, graduate assistants
have only seen their fees increase, a trend that is likely
to continue without a major shift in policy.
In order to counter this, I also plan to insist on pay
raises for graduate assistants to help ease the burden of
existing fees. It has been demonstrated to me that these
students, who essentially teach about half of the classes


Jordan Johnson
Speaking Out


at UF, contribute a substantial
amount to this university. If UF is
to remain the first-rate university
that is, we have to do more for our


graduate students.
However, our mission to rebuild the Reitz Union has
not changed.
We all know that the Reitz Union will need drastic
repairs along with substantial expansion to accommo-
date the growing needs of our student body. A student
fee, coupled with private donations and state funding,
is the most viable option to do this.
Tomorrow's student union will benefit graduate stu-
dents and undergraduates alike while providing more
space to study, gather, meet and eat.
We will take a union built for a student body of
19,000 in the 1960s and turn it into today's heart of The
Gator Nation.
Our new student union will exemplify a place where
a diverse Student Body of today and tomorrow can in-
teract, learn and experience campus life.
I did not come to this decision easily, and I want
to thank everyone who engaged me in this discussion
about the future of the Reitz Union. This includes the
leaders in the graduate student and undergrad commu-
nities with whom I met over the past few months.
Now, I would like to challenge you, the Student Body,
to engage in this debate over rebuilding the union.
It is my honest belief that you will come to the same
conclusion that I have: It is time to invest in the Reitz
Union and time to improve the student experience for
our entire Student Body.
Go out and ensure your voice is heard by voting in
the spring SG elections. Go Gators!


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Guest Column

Animal rights debate to inform students


As vice president of policy
and governmental affairs for
People for the Ethical Treat-
ment of Animals (PETA), I have
debated animal protection issues
around the world.
But a funny thing happened sev-
en or eight years ago: The other side
stopped showing up.
Even though the livestock indus-
try makes billions of dollars on the
backs of unwilling animals every
year, its representatives don't often
want to defend it. Thankfully, UF's
College Republicans are up to the
task.
Last October, I came to UF to dis-
cuss the cruelty and environmental
devastation inherent in today's live-
stock industry.
Bryan Griffin, chairman of the UF
College Republicans, did not attend.
If he had, he probably would not
have told the Alligator at the People
Eating Tasty Animals Barbecue that
"loving animals does not exclude
you from eating meat."
To be clear, PETA does not believe
that animal rights is a partisan issue
- we believe quite the contrary.
In a cover story for The Ameri-
can Conservative, Matthew Scully,
former speechwriter for President
George W. Bush, argued that "when


Bruce Friedrich we live off a
Speaking Out cruel and dis-
graceful thing
like factory
farming, we are to that extent living
unjustly, and that is hardly a trivial
problem," regardless of other ben-
efits we individually contribute to
society.
But if the College Republicans
feel strongly that torturing animals
for our meals is acceptable, we are
happy to have that discussion.
Cows, turkeys, pigs and chickens
living on factory farms and dying in
slaughterhouses face abuses so se-
vere that they could warrant felony
cruelty to animals charges if dogs or
cats were the victims.
Would someone who knew these
facts then turn around and organize
a barbecue in protest of a group
seeking to inform people of such
suffering, as Griffin and his organi-
zation did?
In light of the cruelty of meat pro-
duction, I was interested to hear his
justification for eating meat, so we
challenged the College Republicans
to a formal debate on whether ani-
mals should have rights.
To their credit, and my surprise,
they quickly agreed to participate.
I was surprised because finding


people to make the case that such
cruelty is acceptable is no easy task.
Last spring, for example, I chal-
lenged the dean of Michigan State
University's College of Agriculture
and Natural Resources to a debate
on the ethics of eating meat.
He is chair of the United Egg Pro-
ducers Animal Welfare Advisory
Committee and is an adviser to Mc-
Donald's on animal welfare issues.
He refused to debate.
A University of Georgia profes-
sor in the Poultry Science Depart-
ment and an adviser to Kentucky
Fried Chicken on animal welfare
standards, has also declined.
If I included the full list of "re-
spected" industry representatives
who have responded in kind, this
column would be too long to print.
Thankfully, this is a debate that
UF students want to see, and I'm ex-
cited to participate.
I encourage people of all back-
grounds and viewpoints to attend
"The Great Animal Rights Debate"
at 11:30 a.m. Friday in FAB 105. En-
joy the free food, listen to the discus-
sion and decide for yourself what's
ethical.
Bruce Friedrich is the vice president
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Letter to the Editor
Letter stating the military doesn't want homo-
sexuals to serve is inflammatory, absurd
Matt Simmons' letter in Monday's Alligator
absolutely infuriated me. It was so full of fallacies
and ignorant homophobic assumptions that I don't
know where to begin.
I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps
and served proudly in two combat tours of duty.
The law of averages tells you that I would have had
to have served with a number of men who identify
themselves as homosexual. If they were, I had no
clue. Their sexual preference did not make them any
less of a Marine, or for that matter, any less of a hero
for answering the call to duty something Sim-
mons obviously knows nothing about.
For Simmons to say that 99.9 percent of the mili-
tary don't want homosexuals in its ranks is absolute-
ly outrageous, inflammatory and absurd. One has to
assume by lack of any specific details that Simmons
neither served in the military nor received an educa-
tion past the eighth grade.
For the Alligator to even bother printing this rub-
bish boggles the mind. In addition, it disturbs me
that in the year 2010, we still have individuals who
think the way Simmons does. What is even scarier is
how he obviously aligns himself with the conserva-
tive/republican movement.
I am truly embarrassed that this person is a part
of humanity and actually has a say in society. Please
do us all a favor and refrain from ever printing his
letters again so that he may disappear into the back-
woods from which he came.
Don Kershaw
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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
2-12-10-28-2


** 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

* 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/1BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gv1132601@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

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

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


***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1400/
mo. 373-1558, 246-8645, or256-8370 2-16-
10-15-2


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 2-12-10-10-2


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 2-12-
10-10-2


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 2-12-10-10-2


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
2-12-10-10-2


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 2-12-10-10-2


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 2-12-10-10-2


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 CON
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BI
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room wit
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent
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**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
4-21-52-2

**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, W/D, 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 1BA, Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
216 SW 12th St.. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 x10
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 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups,
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 2-12-10-9-2


WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
Walk to UF/Sorority Row 4bd/4.5ba
3 stories w/ 4 master suites. w/d incl.
Near corner of SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2


LEASING NOW FOR FALL
Many properties avail near campus.
1,2,3,4,& 5 bedrooms!!
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2


5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent
2521 SW Williston Road
Huge home on a large lot.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2


2BD 1 BA WALK TO UF
Charming Quad near AGH
1005 SW 3rd Ave
Hardwood floors & parking
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2


3 &4 BD WALK TO UF
We have Homes near
Sorority Row & Stadium!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2


NEWLY REMODELED
Chelsea Lane Apts!
Close to UF & on Bus Route
W/D incl. Call today
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.chelsealaneapartments.com
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Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo
Newer homes/ limited avail.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

1 BDs Near UF
Starting at $375/mo!
Reserve now for Fall
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2


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University Terrace West
4BD/BA Individual Leases
$350/mo w/d incl. Call
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
2-26-18-2


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unfurnished


$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1BA
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands.
W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500sec., $495/
month. 3120 SW 26th Way Unit A. 562-2782
or 514-6869 if interested. 2-23-15-2

A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from
Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work.
New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $700/
month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
2-26-18-2


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For Rent
Sunfurnished

2BR/1BA cent heat mobile home. Shady lot.
From $300 $450/mo incl water. No pets.
4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-2-20-2

1BR apt. for rent off Tower Rd. $385/mo. We
accept Section 8. We will pay you $500 cash
back for 1 year lease on Section 8. 352-498-
3035 3-2-10-20-2

705 NW 10th Avenue <9Blks from UF
3BR/1BA, rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central
A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 275-
1259, ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-10-22-2

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 2-17-10-2

**MUST SEE IN-LAW SUITE-*
1BR full BA, living room, dining room, full
kitchen. w/cable & W/D. Incl all utils. Near
Haile. Quiet. $750/mo. Call 352-367-0372
3-5-1-21-2

10houses.com for more info
2 & 3 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$840 -$1400 Bike to UF
352.336.6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-5-10-20-2

WALK ONE BLOCK TO CAMPUS!
1, 2, 3, and 4 BR units available now and
for Fall 2010. Locations between SW 1st
ave, SW 5th ave & SW 12th St. Call Kinetic
Properties at 352-337-9600 (no dogs please)
3-19-10-25-2

4Br/3Ba Large Home w/ 2 car gar, 7-10 min
from campus, large fenced yard, dogs ok.
Exquisite oak trees and landscaping, wood
& tile floors, new appliances. $1,600/month.
352-466-0358. Available summer or August.
3-5-10-20-2

* 2BR 611 NW 34th Ave. $625/mo, centA/C,
wood floors, W/D hook-ups, fenced back.
* 3BR/2BA 4022 NW 7th St. Huge, close to
UF/SFC bus line. $700/mo. cent A/C.
Both avail now. Call 352-318-8822 2-12-
10-5-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-19-
10-10-2

BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $530 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
www.cmcapt.com/bridgelight
4-21-10-35-2

ROOM IN 3BR/2BA HOUSE
No pets. $350/mo + utils. Available now.
Great neighborhood. Call 863-673-4002 or
email ngrigsby@ufl.edu 2-15-5-2

PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-22-
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
2-23-10-10-2

Female roommate pref for furn/unfurn
lbr/lba in a 2br/2.5ba townhouse in quiet
SW neighborhood near UF & Shands. AVAIL
NOW, M-to-M lease, $450/month & $250
refundable deposit. Call Ann 352-870-7414
2-26-10-13-2

Baxter Cottage 2 blks to UF campus, 1013
SW 4 Ave 2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, complete-
ly remodeled, 500 sq ft, Cent AC/Ht,wood
firs, DW, W/D, NS, NPets. $550+util. Lease
runs thru 7/1/10 ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-
10-18-2

Lakefront House/5 Acres/Quiet
2BR/2BA/FI Rm w/pri ent/Lg Kit
LR w/Fire PI/Washer Dryer/2-car
Carport/Interlachen $1500./mo
813-473-3713 swellgirl@gmail.com 2-26-
10-13-2


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

1BR available in 2BR/1BA
University Commons, 3rd Floor, pool view.
Share with male student. $400/mo + $30 util.
3 month lease May, June, July. Furnished +
W/D. Call 863-381-1161 2-17-10-11-3

2B/1.5B Available for Immediate Sub-Let
2nd fl unit, Arbor Park, 309 SW 16th Ave.
Spacious living/dining area, full kitchen,
balcony, central A/C & heat. 2 pools, laun-
dry and ample parking, well maintained by
friendly management. Pet friendly. Nice com-
plex w/ students & families. Close to Shands,
campus & downtown, major bus route with
grocery across the street. $700/mo (elec-
tric extra) Available NOW thru July 2010.
Contact Sean at 407.353.5721 or
smmcdaniel@gmail.com 2-15-10-5-3

Summer sublease (5/1/10-7/31/2010) in a
3/1 house on NW 8th Ave. One bedroom
available. Two male roommates. House fur-
nished. $450/mo. but is negotiable. Call Brett
863-221-0773 or email at
champ012@ufl.edu 2-10-1-3


urRoommates


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


Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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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

1 BR/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 2-16-
10-61-4


Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-12-10-18-4

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

I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!







12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010


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

A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from ShandsNA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$350/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
2-26-18-4

3 Female Roommates needed, $375 month,
quiet location across from UF's vet school,
located next to pool and fitness center. bus
service provided. 561-719-5558 2-12-10-
6-4

1 room avail for May-August2010 in 3BR/2BA
loft on 2 bus routes to campus, walk to UF
and downtown. W/D, private bathroom, can
be furnished, commit ASAP. $500/mo with
internet & cable included
305-322-9171 or 239-289-1475 2-12-5-4

1 br w/ private bath in beautiful NW home.
rent 375/mo. Washer/dryer, central AC/
heat. Pics on Craigs list. Mike 352-316-3930
2-16-10-5-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
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SEE ALL CONDOS
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Matt Price University 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,
University 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, University 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, University Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5

Manufactured Homes. Won't Last
3/2 Great Community
Owner Financing
$650.00/mo
352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5

Manufactured Homes
3 and 2 beds avail/low down/low monthly
Call today! 352.378.4411 2-26-10-22-5


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


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

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

Manufactured Homes. 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


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

4BR/4BA fairly new condo for sale. Ideal for
students or family. Within 2 miles of every-
thing: school, shopping, library. Quick sale.
$139,000. University Terrace on 34th St. Call
941-232-1960 3-3-10-20-5

3BR/3BA, 4171 sq ft, heating & A/C, 3-car
garage, 20'x40' screened pool, small office,
sauna hottub, 1 1/4 acres. 1410 NW 110th
Terr, $422,500. 352-332-1050 2-22-10-10-
5

Short Sale Condo!!!
Beautiful Carriage House Lane Townhome
2BR/1.5BA, fireplace. Laminated wdflrdown-
stairs/Carpet upstairs. For more info, please
call 407-709-2703 ExitRealtyProducers
2-16-10-5-5


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

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Bush's move to first base allows Bruder to remain in right field


SOFTBALL, from page 15

bit higher than initial expectations."
The shift allows Bruder to stay
in a position where she made the
All-Southeastern Conference defen-
sive team last year, and moves Bush
away from the spot where she had
only a .937 career fielding percentage
and led the team with 10 errors last
season.
"We have a good combo going
with Megan and our new freshman
Brittany Walker mixing at short and
Megan taking over some duties at
first," Bruder said. "She looks great
over there."
Rounding out the infield are All-
SEC second baseman Aja Paculba
and senior stalwart Corrie Brooks at
third base.
The speedy Paculba will once
again be batting leadoff, where she
will use her ability to hit for a high
average and her propensity for draw-
ing walks to set the table for Frances-
ca Enea, Bruder and Tiffany DeFelice
in the three, four and five spots.
"We're far from having the great
scoring machine we're looking for,
and this is close to what I'd like to
have, but the speed-power-average
balance is in place for sure," Walton
said.
As for Brooks, she's been a con-
stant presence at UF over the last
three years, starting in a total of 200


games and drastically improving her
batting average each year.
When talking about UF's leader-
ship, Walton cited Brooks as one of
the players who leads by example.
"Corrie doesn't say or do a whole
lot as far as being a leader goes, she
just goes out and plays ball," Walton
said. "She goes out and plays hard
every day."
Having players with the Brooks'
mentality should come in handy on a
team loaded with freshman talent.
"(Walker and Brittany Schutte)
are going to be opening day start-
ers, and we're looking for some good
things out of the two of them," Wal-
ton said. "The other two that could
see some significant time in the first
weekend, (Samantha) Holle and
(Kelsey) Horton, can do some things
too. They've both had good falls and
both are working hard."
Still, Walton doesn't expect a ros-
ter with only two seniors compared
to seven freshmen to have any issues
with leadership.
"We lead a little differently,"
Walton said. "When you talk about
a female sport and female athletes
it's hard to pick one individual that's
typically a leader.
"There's a lot from the junior class
in terms of leadership, personality,
and a little more flare, and there's
where the leadership is going to
come from."


UF junior Megan Bush committed a team-high 10 errors last season short stop and has a career
fielding percentage of .937.


Kadji to miss rest of season

HOOPS, from page 15 having to win at the buzzer, so I'd


he went right around the trap."
Walker said he doesn't expect the
Gamecocks to change their offensive
game plan, as it was nearly effective
enough to get them a win against the
Gators earlier this season.
UF only escaped with a victory
due to Chandler Parsons' last-sec-
ond three-pointer.
"They had success with that on our
court," Walker said. "We ended up


think they'll use the same strategy."


Men's
Basketball


KADJI SET FOR
SURGERY: Sopho-
more center Kenny
Kadji will undergo
season-ending sur-
gery to repair a
bulging disk in his


back today.
He hasn't played since UF's 80-59
win over Florida A&M on Dec. 1.


KYLE, from page 15


But rather: How did Florida basketball -
three years removed from back-to-back na-
tional championships reach the point where
a player like Dan Werner is the best option to
log those 29 minutes per game?
Whether it has been bad luck or bad recruit-
ing or both Donovan and the Gators find
themselves here for four main reasons:
1. The early departures of Marreese Speights
and Nick Calathes for professional careers.
2. The decisions to transfer by Jai Lucas,
Jonathan Mitchell, Allan Chaney, Eloy Vargas
and Brandon Powell.
3. The injuries sustained by Adam Allen
and Kenny Kadji.
4. The lack of development by Shipman and
Murphy.
All those things left Donovan with five
functional players plus Wemer, who toes the


line between functional and comatose.
And so Wemer continues to play even
though he has scored two points or less 10
times this season, and 10 points or more only
four times this season.
He continues to play even though he has
failed to make more than one shot from the
field on 13 occasions, including his current
eight-game streak.
And many fans who can't remember what
it was like to have Chris Richard as the first
player off the bench will say that Wemer's val-
ue isn't in scoring points, ripping down boards
and dishing out assists. Instead, Wemer shows
up to work every day ready to set screens, dive
for loose balls and play smart-help defense
with his lunch pale in hand.
The little things are important, but there was
a time in Gainesville not too long ago when a
player occasionally needed to bring his jump
shot, athleticism and ballhandling if he was to
log 29 minutes per game.


Giddy Up Gators 5k

Saturday, February 27th
9:30-11:30am
(Registration starts at 8:30am)
Albert Ray Masley Park
(Old Westside Park on 34th St)
Only $7 to Pre-Register,
$10 includes a shirt
(Day of race registration:
$12 or $15 for a shirt)
Pre-register until Feb. 24 at:
sota.phhp.ufl.edu
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010


UF looks to limit Downey


* THE GATORS AND GAMECOCKS TIP
OFF AT 8 TONIGHT IN COLUMBIA, S.C.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alllgatororg

There's no easy way to stop South Caro-
lina guard Devan Downey.
When asked how he plans to do so, UF
coach Billy Donovan gave a desperate re-
sponse.
"Go to church and pray," Donovan said.
Downey scored 36 points against the
Gators in Gainesville on Jan. 23, and he's
been nearly as impressive against the rest of
the Southeastern Conference.
The 5-foot-9 guard is averaging 30.9 points,
taking 22.5 field-goal attempts and getting to
the line 9.25 times per league game.
"I wish I could sit here and say, 'OK,
we're going to make him go left every time
and he's never going to score,'" Donovan
said. "He gets 30 for a reason against every-
body. He's really a problem."
Florida will get another chance to try to
stop Downey tonight at 8, when the Gators
take on the Gamecocks in the Colonial Cen-
ter in Columbia, S.C.
"He has the whole package," Donovan
said. "He has deep three-point range. He can
stop on a dime and shoot runners. He goes to
the free-throw line eight to ten times a game.
When he gets in the lane, he's one of the few
guys I've seen at his size that plays like a
monster in the paint."
The only thing that might slow down
Downey is his health entering the game. Ac-
cording to The State, he did not practice and
wore a protective boot Tuesday after rolling


his ankle Monday, but he is still expected to
play tonight.
When preparing to face an elite player like
Downey, UF usually designates someone to
simulate that player in practice. Sophomore
point guard Erving Walker said Downey's
skill set kept the Gators from finding one
player to mimic him.
"He has so much freedom on that team.
He's pretty much going to get his," Walker
said. "It's hard to stop a player like that.
"He's probably half of their offense, may-
be more than half, so we expect him to shoot
a lot of shots I'd say at least once every
other time."
Walker's estimation isn't that far off based
on Downey's statistics in
conference play.
Downey has taken 180
shots, more than twice as
many as the next South
Carolina player (Sam Mul-
drow, 87) and 37.6 percent
Donovan of his team's output.
Even though everyone
knows the Gamecocks offense runs through
Downey, Donovan said it's nearly impossible
to keep him from taking that many shots.
He took 25 in the O'Connell Center last
month, and no matter what defense the
Gators threw at him, he found a shot.
On the Gamecocks' last possession,
Downey drove the length of the court, burned
UF's entire team and banked in an improb-
able floater to put his team up by one.
"I don't think you can just eliminate his
shots," Donovan said. "There were things
we tried to do, trapping him at the end of the
game, that were very ineffective because he

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 14


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
South Carolina guard Devan Downey scored 36 points against the Gators earlier this
season and is averaging 30.9 points per game in conference play.


Gators shake up infield


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer

At the end of the 2009 season, the
general consensus was that the 2010
UF softball team's infield would fea-
ture a quartet of upperclassmen ready
to build on the excellence of the 2009
unit.
It only took one freshman to change
that plan around completely.
Freshman shortstop Brittany
Walker from Tomball, Texas, has par-
layed some excellent work in practice
and a stellar fall season into a spot in


the starting lineup.
Her emergence, along with Me-
gan Bush's successful transition over
to first base, has led to
Coach Tim Walton de-
ciding to keep junior
^ Kelsey Bruder in the
Softball outfield for at least one
more season.
"Brittany Walker
was probably the biggest factor (in
the decision)," Walton said. "Her abil-
ity to play the infield is maybe a little

SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 14


Werner gives little more than minutes


f all the twists and turns in Florida's un-
likely basketball season, there's one fact
that I can't wrap my mind around.
It isn't the win against then-No. 2 Michigan
State or the ensuing top-10 national ranking.
It isn't the back-to-back losses to Richmond
and South Alabama.
And it isn't the Chandler Parsons' buzzer-
beaters, either.
The thing I can't understand is how Dan
Wemer is averaging almost 29 minutes per
game, a career high, while setting career lows
in nearly every meaningful statistical category.
The senior forward is averaging 5.2 points,
4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 34.5
percent from the field and 28.8 from three.
In Southeastern Conference play, it's even
worse. Wemer is logging 3.4 points per outing
while shooting 24.2 percent shooting from the
field and 17.6 percent shooting from three.


As for his in-confer-
ence rebounding num-
bers, Wemer has pulled
down exactly one more
rebound than 5-foot-8
guard Erving Walker.
Kyle Maistri Despite all of that
Kyle Points damning statistical evi-
kmaistri@alligatororg dence, I actually agree
with the argument that
Dan Werner is playing
nearly 29 minutes per game because he's the
best option UF coach Billy Donovan has.
Somehow, Ray Shipman and Erik Murphy
haven't earned playing time by proving they
can help the team win more than Werner.
So perhaps the most baffling question isn't:
How is Dan Werner logging 29 minutes every
night as a zero-sum basketball player?
SEE KYLE, PAGE 14


E If there wasn't such a big outcry over the Erin Andrews video, there could be The No. 3 Gators were picked to Two Gators picked up SEC honors Tuesday.
many other female sideline reporters with nude tapes out there, as the guy win the Southeastern Conference Jeff Demps earned Male Freshman of the
appeared on his way to attempting to film others and establishing a new fetish: East by league coaches Tuesday. Week (this is his first year of indoor track),
peephole sports reporters. ... So what the Colts lost this year's Super Bowl? They Florida was voted to finish second while Shara Proctor was named Female
are already the favorites to win it in 2010. That's got to mean something. overall behind No. 2 Alabama. Field Athlete of the Week.


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Florida getting the


most from its bench


* JORDAN JONES SCORED
21 POINTS AS A RESERVE
SUNDAY.

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer
etorrens@alligator org

Jordan Jones started Sunday's
game against Mississippi State in an
unfamiliar position: on the bench.
Her name wasn't blared as part
of the starting lineup, as it had been
in 21 of UF's previous 22 contests,
but that didn't bother Jones.
"I've done it twice this season,
and we're 2-0," Jones said. "I've had
pretty decent games. It puts a chip
on my shoulder not to prove
coach Butler wrong but to show
where I belong."
Coming off the bench for the
first time since Nov. 29 when
she scored a season-high 25 points
- Jones scored a game-high 21 en
route to an 80-78 double-overtime
win over the Bulldogs.
Jones is the Gators' leading scorer
at 9.9 points per game, but she aver-


aged just 6.2 points in Southeastern
Conference play prior to MSU.
That didn't change when Jones
first came into the game, as she was
held scoreless for nearly seven min-
utes after taking the court.
But with 5:22 remaining in the
first half, she hit a layup, was fouled
and drained the ensuing free throw,
her first of an 11-for-11 day from the
charity stripe. After that free throw,
Jones added 18 more for her second-
highest scoring game of the season.
Part of her performance was due
to observing the opposing defense
before she went out on the court.
"Coming off the bench is a place
where you can sit back and see how
the flow of the game is going," Jones
said.
She wasn't the only starter rel-
egated to the bench. Azania Stewart,
a 20-game starter, also sat out early.
Stewart added seven points and
six rebounds, giving the Gators'
bench even more depth.
"Having bench players, always
one of our targets is to outscore the
opponents' bench because we do
have a great bench," Stewart said.


ndrrlsoUl uIUdlIonI / HlllgU r tal"ii
South Carolina guard Devan Downey scored 36 points against the Gators earlier this season and is av-
eraging 30.9 points per game in conference play.


Gators fall to 12th place after struggling in second round


UF will play its final round today


By KELSIE HOECHERL
Alligator Writer

With 36 holes completed and one round
left in the Northrop Grumman Regional Chal-
lenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., the UF women's
golf team dropped two spots to 12th place.
The squad shot a 309 (+25) on Tuesday,
bringing its total to 613 (+45).
"Obviously, we are capable of much better
than what we have shown the last two days,"


head coach Jan Dowling said. "We've got to
keep looking at the positives, we've got to
continue working hard and take a good hon-
est look at our last two rounds. Hopefully, we
play tomorrow depending on the weather."
Freshman Isabelle Lendl led the Gators
with a two-round total of 149 (79-70, +7). She
shot a new career-low of 70 (-1) in her second
18. Lendl moved up 35 spots and is currently
tied for 20th place.
"The great thing about this team is that


they've got a lot of potential and a lot of talent
and some of that is just taking advantage of
the golf course," Dowling said. "When things
don't quite go your way, you've got to make
sure that you understand that
you're a great player.
"Isabelle played very well
today and I was very happy to
GoIf see her shoot the scores that she
Golf shot today."
On the flip side, UF's leader
on Monday, junior Jessica Yadloczky, dropped
to 45th place after adding nine strokes for a to-
tal of 155 (73-82, +13).


"It's a difficult golf course," Dowling said.
"If you're not feeling comfortable, that course
can really eat you up pretty quickly. The round
got away from her [Yadloczky] a little bit, but
it's not Jessica, it's not the way she normally
plays."
Matching her previous round's score,
sophomore Marika Lendl finished Tuesday
with a two-round total of 154 (+12).
Lendl double-bogied on her second hole,
but quickly redeemed herself with nine pars
and two birdies.
Her 36-hole score is good for a 40th-place


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