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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


Aramark leaders



talk to students


* THE ALLIANCE PUSHED
FOR A WAGE INCREASE.

By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer

No promises were made as
corporate representatives from
Aramark met with members of
the Student/Farmworker Alli-
ance Tuesday to discuss the treat-
ment of Immokalee workers, who
pick tomatoes for Aramark.
The members of the alliance
presented the demands of the Co-
alition of Immokalee Workers to
the Aramark representatives.
The two alliances want Ara-
mark to pay an extra penny per
pound for the Immokalee toma-
toes it purchases.
The money would be passed
directly to workers as a wage in-
crease.
The alliance also wants Ar-
amark and the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers to create a
human rights-based code of con-
duct to ensure fair treatment of


Immokalee workers.
SFA member Richard Blake
said he felt Aramark approached
the meeting as if it was meant to
encourage dialogue rather than
produce concrete outcomes or
promises.
"I think their intention was to
pacify," he said.
In an e-mail, Aramark Vice
President of Corporate Affairs
Rick Martella, who flew from
Philadelphia to speak to the alli-
ance, said he appreciated the dia-
logue he had with the students
but noted that it will take time to
work through these issues.
"I think their intention was
to pacify."
Richard Blake
SFA member

"We clearly understand and
respect the commitment of the
University of Florida SFA and
will reconnect with them directly
in the upcoming weeks to pro-
vide any updates," he said.


Meek to visit campus


By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Writer
Rep. Kendrick Meek is serious about
involving college students in his cam-
paign for Senate.
The Democratic congressman, who
represents Miami, will be at UF today
and has already visited UF more than
four times since announcing his candi-
dacy. The campaign rally will be in the
Reitz Union, Room 282 at 1 p.m.
Meek will speak about his vision for
the economy and job market for Flori-
da's young college graduates.
Campaign spokesman Adam Sha-


ron said students can meet Meek at the
event and will have the opportunity to
ask him questions on Florida issues.
The campaign needs students to col-
lect petitions to put Meek on the bal-
lot and to register new voters, Sharon
said.
If he succeeds, Meek will be the first
candidate for Senate to
On qualify for the ballot by
Campus petition in Florida.
Meek is leading the
polls in the Democratic primary for
Senate, and if he wins, he will face ei-
ther Marco Rubio or Gov. Charlie Crist
in the general election.


UF ADMINISTRATION

Union approves contract


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer

After five years of bargaining with UF ad-
ministration, the United Faculty of Florida at
UF has approved a new contract by a vote
of 491 to 4.
Increased levels of academic freedom and
more generous sabbatical policies are the
two most important aspects of the contract,
said John Biro, the president of the United
Faculty of Florida at UF.
"Faculty will now be able to speak freely
about any university policy, in or out of the
classroom," he said. "Without the fear of ret-
ribution, [professors] are completely free to
speak."
This new policy, which extends beyond
the bounds of free speech laid out in the U.S.


Constitution, makes UF one of the most aca-
demically free universities in the country, he
said.
More lenient policies relating to sabbati-
cals, in which professors are paid to research
their own projects outside the university,
could attract high-quality
professors from around
the world to UF, Biro said.
The new contract,
which is more than 300
pages long, will be ratified
by the UF board of trustees
in March and will apply to
Biro about half of the univer-
sity professors.
"I think it's a great contract," said Paula
Fussell, the UF vice president for human re-
source services. "It's good for the university
as a whole."


Sophomore
point guard Erving
Walker and the
Gators will take on
Auburn tonight at
home looking to
avoid another late-
season collapse
and get into the
NCAA Tournament.
See Story, Page 21.


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Surgical technology open
house
Santa Fe College's Health
Sciences Annex WA-217
Today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Faculty and current program
students provide hands-on
demonstrations of sophisticated
procedures in the state-of-the-
art operating room and training
laboratory. Requirements need-
ed for entry into the program
will also be detailed. For more
information, please contact
health sciences adviser Scott
Fortner at 352-395-5733.

Theatre Strike Force at Hillel
2020 W University Ave.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Come out to UF Hillel on
Saturday night for a special
performance by Theatre Strike
Force, UF's premier sketch
and improve comedy troupe.
The night starts with a short
Havdalah service, followed by
the performance.

RISK cinema film screening
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
Working exclusively in the
small gauge, Super 8mm film
format and editing entirely in
camera, Helga Fanderl has di-
rected more than 400 short films
during the last several decades.
This screening of a selection
of Fanderl's short films also
features a lecture by the artist.
Admission is $3 for students, $4
for the general public and free
for members. For more informa-
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CNN poll measures chance of Obama's re-election


By CAITLIN E. O'CONNER
Alligator Contributing Writer

A little more than a year after Barack
Obama took office, one UF student is less
than impressed with the president's perfor-
mance.
"He was a hero created by the media,
and the fact that he didn't have that much
experience is starting to show," said Rob
Foss, a UF English senior.
Foss is part of an increasing majority
dissatisfied with President Obama.
A CNN/Opinion Research poll conduct-
ed between Friday and Monday showed


that 52 percent of Americans said Obama
does not deserve re-election while 44 per-
cent said he does.
The poll also showed that Obama's job
approval rating has waned from 76 percent
in February 2009 to 49 percent this month.
The disapproval rating has more than dou-
bled, going from 23 percent in 2009 to 50
percent this month.
Stafford Jones, chairman of the Alachua
County Republican Party, said part of the
issue stems from failed campaign prom-
ises.
He said the country has yet to see Guan-
tanamo Bay close, a drastically improved
economy or the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"


policy repealed.
"He just made a whole bunch of promis-
es he could not possibly keep," Jones said.

chairman of the Alachua
County Democrats, said
it is too early to judge
Obama's presidency.
He said several factors
have contributed to the
general discontent found
in the polls, but the major
Obama factor is the staggering
economy.
While he understands the frustration, he
said Americans cannot expect instant grati-


fiction.
"The economy is like an enormous ship,"
Reiskind said. "It takes a while to turn it
around."
Reiskind also said Americans tend to
blame the president when things aren't go-
ing well, and Congress, though also criti-
cized, is harder to hold accountable because
it is comprised of many people.
Although he understands the dissatis-
faction, Reiskind said Americans need to be
patient with both Congress and the presi-
dent.
"We don't just need to give him a
chance," he said. "We have to communicate
with him and with our Congress."


65 animals infected with distemper over last six weeks


* THE DISEASE KILLED 600
DOGS THREE YEARS AGO.

By ASHLEY LARA MOSES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Roommates Rachael Bruce and
Danitza Dragovic are worried about
their dog, Zeus.
Dragovic, a UF health science
freshman, and Bruce, a UF anthro-
pology and English senior, can't
remember whether their 8-year-old
maltese and shih tzu mix has had
his distemper vaccination.


After an increase in canine dis-
temper infection in wild animals in
Alachua County, they are planning
their next trip to the vet.
According to David Flagler, the
director of Alachua County Animal
Services, there have been 65 infect-
ed animals reported over a six week
period.
The majority, he said, were rac-
coons, and a few of the cases were
foxes.
Three years ago, a distemper
outbreak in Alachua County killed
more than 600 dogs, according to an
article in The Gainesville Sun.


However, currently, there are no
reports of dogs being infected with
distemper in this county.
Distemper is a highly conta-
gious disease that can be exposed in
many ways, said Dr.
Local Catherine McManus,
News a veterinarian and
shelter medicine resi-
dent at UF.
An animal that is infected with
distemper can spread the disease
through its secretions, such as mu-
cus, as well as through its vomit and
feces.
McManus said the disease is


common in animal shelter environ-
ments because many of the animals
that come into Alachua County
Animal Services haven't been vac-
cinated.
Flagler said it's important for
owners to make sure their pets are
vaccinated, and he has advice for
students on a budget.
"I encourage them to buy less
beer and vaccinate their pets," Fla-
gler said.
He said it costs more to treat an
animal that is infected with distem-
per than getting a pet vaccinated in
the first place.


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feed pets indoors and to keep a close
watch on them when outdoors, es-
pecially if they haven't been vacci-
nated.
According to McManus, symp-
toms of canine distemper include
runny eyes and nose, depression
and increased fatigue.
As the disease progresses, there
may be gastrointestinal symptoms,
such as vomiting and diarrhea.
If a pet owner has any questions
regarding distemper, McManus
said he or she should contact a vet-
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Presentation relives


civil rights memories


J. Hunter Sizemore/ Alligator Staff
Khambria Clarke, left, Candace Ellis, center, and Mama Weston, right, discuss their experi-
ences in Mississippi at the Civic Media Center Wednesday evening.


By ANDREW WYZAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Khambria Clarke had tears in her eyes
as she spoke to the crowd of more than
30 gathered at the Civic Media Center
Wednesday night.
Along with two other UF students,
Candice Ellis and Mama Weston, she
shared her experience traveling through
the Mississippi Delta to study the civil
rights movement from the people who
lived through it.
"We take for granted so much that we
have today," Clarke told the audience.
"You don't think about being treated less
than human."
The students, members of the Samuel
Proctor Oral History Program, traveled
to Sunflower County in Mississippi in the
summer of 2009 to hear the stories of un-
sung civil rights activists and average resi-


"We take for granted so much
that we have today. You don't
think about being treated less
than human."
Khambria Clarke
speaker at Civic Media Center
dents of the South.
"It's only been recently that the civil
rights history in the delta has been told,"
said Paul Ortiz, director of the Samuel
Proctor Oral History Program and leader
of the trip to the delta.
Oritz and the Oral History Program are
planning another trip to the delta this sum-
mer.
The presentation showed audio and
video clips gathered during the trip, which
can be accessed on the oral history pro-
gram's Web site.


UF students express support for renewable energy fee


a THE FEE COULD FUND
SOLAR ENERGY PROJECTS.

By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer
Five UF students are in Tallahas-
see this morning to vouch for their
right to vote for a fee that would
support renewable energy projects


on Florida college campuses.
They will join 12 other univer-
sity students from across the state to
voice their support for the renewable
energy fee before the Florida Sen-
ate's Higher Education Committee,
which is voting today on a bill that
would grant universities the ability
to implement the fee.
The fee would then need to be
approved by a student vote and the
board of trustees from each Florida


public university.
The renewable energy fee would
not exceed $1 per credit hour and
would not be covered by Bright Fu-
tures Scholarship Program.
The programs
State sponsored by the fee
News could include solar-
and wind-energy
projects to promote energy effi-
ciency, said Chris Cano, Gators for
a Sustainable Campus member and


organizer of the trip.
"Students at individual univer-
sities want to implement the small
fee," Cano said.
According to the Gators for a
Sustainable Campus Web site, the
fee would also allow universities to
buy campus power from renewable
energy providers.
In the spring 2007 UF Student
Government elections, 78 percent of
student voters said they supported


the implementation of the fee.
UF geography junior Nicole
Motzer traveled to Tallahassee.
She said her plan is to clarify to
the committee that the fee will help
the university save money.
"It will help UF reach its goal
of carbon neutrality," Motzer said.
"Since we spend $40 million on our
utility bill, we could be spending
money on academics rather than
electricity."


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Health fair offers resources


By LYN KRAMER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students walked away with condoms,
candy and concern for their health and safe-
ty after the Student Government Health and
Safety Fair on the Reitz Union Colonnade
Wednesday.
Between 500 and 600 students stopped
by, said Alex Masi, a Unite Party senator
who represents Rawlings Hall.
The SG Health and Safety Fair made stu-
dents aware of the safety resources UF of-
fers and featured tables from the University
Police Department, GatorWell and the Stu-
dent Health Care Center. Students learned
about free bike registrations and a program
offering late-night running partners.
"There are so many great resources on
campus that students don't know about but
should know about," said Severin Walstad,
a member of the Senate Allocations Com-
mittee and a UF freshman.
Organizations that participated in the
event included the Student Health Care
Center, Student Legal Services, Shands at
UF, the UPD, GatorWell, Gator Dining Ser-


vices and the Student Safety Research Col-
loquium.
"Raising awareness is always a preven-
tive measure," Masi said. "It brings the
student voice to the people who can help
them."
"I got a lot of free stuff, but I am
also much more aware now."
WingYu
UF freshman

Students received more than just back
scratchers, candy, pamphlets, pens, cou-
pons and condoms, Masi said.
"I got a lot of free stuff, but I am also
much more aware now," said Wing Yu, a
UF anthropology freshman.
Sarah Kunkler, a UF finance sophomore,
said it was convenient to have the fair at the
Reitz Union.
She loves being able to go into the Stu-
dent Health Care Center anytime she feels
sick and get quick and easy assistance,
Kunkler said.
"The information is right here," she said.
"It's kind of hard not to check it out."


Hateful fliers distributed


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Fliers saying "Student Alliance
party is the Nazi Party" were found
on campus bulletin boards and
apartment bus stops Wednesday
morning.
The fliers, which featured a
swastika and are attributed to a
fake group named UF for Israel,
were posted on campus bulletin
boards and apartment bus stops.
Ben Cavataro, the Student Al-
liance candidate for Student Body
president, said he thought the fli-
ers offended most people and he
has no idea who is responsible for
them.
"It's a reprehensible act of hate,
and it has no place on our campus,"
Cavataro said.
He said the Student Alliance


party will not be deterred from its
campaign efforts because of these
fliers.
"If the cowardly people who did
this act think it's going to stop us
from spreading our message, they
are very much mistaken," Cavataro
said.
Senate President Ashton Charles,
the Unite Party candidate for Stu-
dent Body president, said the Unite
Party is not re-
GStudent sponsible for the
Government distribution of
the fliers, and she
was disgusted when she heard they
were being passed around.
Charles said passing around the
fliers was a disservice to students
and Gators in general.
"It's not doing anyone any good,
and it's just very upsetting that
someone would do something like
that," she said.


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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010

Editorial

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Student's precedent

protects free speech
K atherine Evans deserves some recognition, but the usual
two-sentence blurb in the Darts & Laurels won't cut it.
Evans, a UF undergraduate, just helped set a legal prec-
edent.
During her senior year at a public school in Pembroke Pines,
Fla., Evans created a Facebook page to vent about her teacher,
according to an article in The Miami Herald.
In an example of the classroom authorities overstepping
their boundaries, the principal of the school suspended the hon-
ors student and forced her out of her AP classes two months
after Evans took the page down.
Evans sought to have the records of her suspension removed
via lawsuit on the basis that the punishment was unconstitu-
tional.
Her attempt to stand up for the First Amendment, without
the prospect of an easy reward the case was opened in 2008
- is commendable.
And U.S. Magistrate Barry Garber's acknowledgment of her
complaint is even more awesome.
Garber's ruling Friday not only cleared the road to removing
the unjust suspension from Evans' record, it also started to lift
the persistent fog of confusion surrounding law and the Inter-
net.
With so many news stories and daytime talk shows about
online bullying, it's understandable why teachers and adminis-
trators might feel the need to intervene in Facebook rants.
The chance of a student becoming depressed or commit-
ting suicide after seeing comments made on the Intemet exists.
That's why the authorities pursue people who make threats on
social networking sites.
Police get involved in such crimes, not teachers or admin-
istrators, and even they aren't always sure of how to treat the
situation.
In fact, the legal approach to free speech on the Intemet isn't
dear-cut because there are very few precedents to follow.
According to the magistrate's ruling, however, as long as the
comments made aren't lewd or advising illegal activity, they're
protected by the Bill of Rights.
Huzzah, freedom of speech!
The thought of losing the ability to freely criticize others may
not strike fear into the hearts of much of the UF Student Body,
but all 300 million Americans need to understand how impor-
tant the right to speak up is whether they choose to do so on
the proverbial soapbox or on a digital platform.
Both Evans and the magistrate understood the need to pro-
tect the 200-year-old rights in the modem day, and students
should be happy.
Pupils have always complained about their teachers, and
they always will, no matter the method. Now, however, they
may be protected when making snide comments online.
But the ruling doesn't only affect students. Every American
with access a social networking Web site can take solace in the
possible security of their bitchfests.
For instance, the ruling raises questions about employers'
powers to fire employees simply over job-related complaints on
the Intemet.
If the suspension of a student for a page about a teacher
could be deemed unconstitutional, what would stop an em-
ployee from dissing his boss in a status update?
Kudos to you, Katherine Evans.
But in spite of the promise of this case, friending a supervisor
or professor still probably isn't a good idea.


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SG flier scandal has heroes, villains


Thought nothing had the ability to drag me kicking
and screaming away from a television when high-
stakes international curling was on, but the substan-
tial debate surrounding the Student Government elec-
tions at UF this year managed to do the trick.
For the longest time, I thought SG elections for the
fraction of students who were deeply committed bore
a striking resemblance to the relationship I have with
curling. At specific intervals of time, we would get im-
passioned about wholly insignificant things and furious
at people we would otherwise completely ignore or at-
tempt to sleep with.
For all of my professed love for the sport of curling, I
still have absolutely no idea how one gets to handle the
vaunted broom or gingerly slide the big-stone-disc-thingy
for my beloved Belgian curling team. All I really know is
that every four years I get so dang worked up over curl-
ing that I sometimes pass out from a heady combination
of sheer unadulterated joy, virulent anger toward those
bastards who dare to face my Belgian warriors and the
luck-inducing habit of placing a celebratory plastic bag
over my head during especially close matches.
In a similar vein, nobody knows anything about what
SG actually does outside of propping up the entire high-
gloss flier industry in this part of the state. Sure, it is an
excellent outlet for ambitious, type-A personalities who
would otherwise be wasting their time stuck in some
dead-end charitable organization or church group. In
light of recent developments in electioneering at UF,
though, my preconceived notions about the entire world
of SG have been irreparably altered.
Somebody put a bunch of fliers on some cars. I am no
scholar of history, but I struggle to think of a warlord or


dictator who has even come close
to this level of wanton disregard
for the sanctity of the human con-
dition.
I know, it sounds ridiculously
over-the-top and outside the realm
Tommy Maple of human decency but if it hap-
letters@alligatororg opened in our sleepy, little, college
town, it could happen anywhere.
This threat is real. Maybe where your parents or grand-
parents live, some shadowy figure is crouching in the
dark right now waiting to pounce with shiny paper in
hand.
I don't use the word hero very often, but whatever
brave soul first got seriously worked up about this is the
greatest hero in American history. With this blight on our
very way of life out in the open, a healthy and vigorous
debate has taken place across the pages of this newspa-
per regarding issues that speak to the core of our shared
humanity. And fliers.
Whichever group of earnest and eager go-getters wins
next week will invariably get dressed up in grown-up
clothes and spend millions of dollars, but this most re-
cent development in modern, American politics puts to
bear the efforts of our best and brightest young scions
on some of the contemporary issues that will shape our
changing world. And fliers.
Certain that the future of our country is secure in the
hands of such promising proto-politicians may be sooth-
ing, but it doesn't come close to the sweet calm induced
by my lucky plastic bag.
Tommy Maple is an international communications gradu-
ate student. His columns appear on Thursdays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


Reader response
Today's question:
Have you ever vented about a
teacher on Facebook?


Wednesday's question:
Are you annoyed with the SG
flier distribution?


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27% NO
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Letters to the Editor
Unite Party disgusted by negative cam-
paign tactics
Earlier this afternoon I learned of the new
lows campus politics can reach at our univer-
sity. As you may know, our campus was pol-
luted today with a hateful and bitter message.
Fliers were produced containing a symbol
of intolerance that the world turned its back
to more than six decades ago. The Unite Party
does not tolerate these acts and does not stand
for such tasteless propaganda.
These fliers represent bigotry, racism and
hatred three values that have no place in
our society.
We would appreciate it if the Holocaust
were not exploited in underground and de-
ceptive campaign tactics that turn community
members against one another for the purpose
of political gain.
The pattern we have seen in this election
cycle shows us that some people out there
think negative campaigning can result in suc-
cess at the polls on Election Day.
There are some commonalities found in
both recent flier distributions: They have been
critical of the Unite Party (whether directly or
indirectly), the fliers listed a student organiza-
tion name that does not exist and lastly, the
messages were unacceptable.
Today, we challenge our competitors and
the Student Body to hold themselves to the
highest moral standards. Negative campaign-
ing is bad campaigning. Our Student Body
comes from a variety of backgrounds, and it
is this diversity that makes our campus com-
munity so special.
In the years I have been at this university, I
have never seen something so vile and purely
disgusting take place in Student Government
elections.
I, along with my party, call upon everyone
involved in these elections to condemn this at-
tack and to show that we are, indeed, the lead-
ers of our school.


I challenge the Student Body to join me as
we take a united stance against negative cam-
paign tactics and demand more from the po-
litical process on our campus.
Ben Meyers
Unite Party Spokesman

Reader calls out creator of offensive flier
to apologize
On Wednesday a hateful flier was posted in
the Turlington area on the free speech boards.
This flier equated one of the UF Student Gov-
ernment parties with the Nazi Party in Germa-
ny through the use of the swastika symbol.
Comparing the Nazi regime which was
responsible for the outbreak of World War II
and the murder of more than 11 million civil-
ians to a student group is offensive and in-
excusable. It trivializes the crimes of the Nazis
and inflicts emotional pain. It minimizes the
sacrifices made by Allied soldiers and the vic-
tims of the Holocaust of all backgrounds.
Simply stated, this flier is hate speech and
has no place on the UF campus. As Americans
and as Gators, we are simply too good to be
involved in this sort of behavior.
The flier is attributed to a group called
UF for Israel. To the best of my knowledge,
no such group exists on campus nor is one
registered with SG. It appears that this is just
another piece of disinformation intended to
cause pain.
I call upon the individual or individuals
who created this flier to apologize publicly. I
would be willing to meet with the authors)
privately to discuss why this is so offensive.
As a campus that honors and respects the
best traditions of this country, I hope we can
use this as a learning opportunity about hate
speech and the power of symbols. The Gator
Nation must band together to ensure hate
speech is never tolerated.
Keith Dvorchik
Executive Director of UF Hillel


Student Alliance party genuinely cares
about student involvement in SG
When Hayley Plant decided to ambush
Ben Cavataro in Wednesday's issue of the
Alligator and berate him for not knowing the
election codes, she forgot to, y'know, read the
election codes.
It's true that door-to-door campaigning is
not permitted on campus. However, door-to-
door campaigning off campus is acceptable,
provided there aren't any signs in plain view
that say "No Solicitors" or anything to that ef-
fect (in Ben's case, there obviously were not).
Fact is, the Student Alliance party remains
the only party on campus that gives a damn
about getting more people involved in Stu-
dent Government. Less than 20 percent of
students vote, and as much as everybody
loves to complain about that fact, Ben Cavata-
ro and his allies are the only people I've ever
seen genuinely try to get people involved.
Campaigning off campus is a great way to
do this, because it allows people to converse
casually and honestly without being in a rush
to get to class. And, sorry Unite, but deploy-
ing freshmen to follow us around on Turl-
ington Plaza and shower us with fake cheer
doesn't count.
I'm talking about genuine yes, genuine
- effort to involve students in how their tu-
ition is spent. As a former senator and execu-
tive candidate and long-time colleague of
Ben Cavataro I can tell you that I still have
never met another person in SG who match-
es his caliber of genuine respect for others,
openness to criticism and honor.
So, Hayley, next time you run into a Stu-
dent Alliance table, ask for Ben and spend
five minutes having a conversation with
him you'll see what I mean and probably
change your mind.
Stacey Gray
4AG


Student Alliance party's lies about Unite
should be ignored
I was surprised by Wednesday's letter
about how the Unite Party is really the Gator
Party, but perhaps I shouldn't be.
This campaign tagline has been used for
three elections in a row by the Orange and
Blue Party and its successor, but when has
that ever stopped them before?
The Orange and Blue Party and its succes-
sor, the Student Alliance party, have several
canned attacks against Unite. First, they criti-
cize the fact that it has heavy organizational
support from the Greek community, arguing
there may even be a corrupt aspect to this.
The corruption argument is put down by
the fact that Unite has led the most transpar-
ent Student Government in recent memory
and has pledged to continue to work toward
greater transparency.
Orange and Blue Party 2.0 also alleges that
Unite doesn't bring true results to students.
Such a statement completely ignores the fact
that Unite has doubled the size of the SG
computer lab, extended SNAP hours, created
a late-night study center in the Hub, installed
hand sanitizers in the Reitz Union and in-
creased awareness for student safety, among
other accomplishments. Unite's record shows
one outstanding year.
So, we are being told by Student Alliance
party that Unite is actually the Gator Party
that Unite is corrupt and Greeks are a bane to
this campus; and that Unite has not brought
tangible results to students. I also have some
news: Pigs fly, and the sun comes out at
night.
When will we stop hearing the same re-
petitive lies from the Student Alliance party?
We didn't believe it a year ago. We didn't be-
lieve it last fall. We certainly won't believe it
now.
Jillian Moore
UF Student


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ON CAMPUS

USF professor revisits WWII


By ASHLEY HEMMY
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Gary Mormino asked the crowd of about
45 in Pugh Hall Wednesday night if anyone had
served in World War II, not one person raised a
hand.
Mormino, a University of South Florida history
professor, said the generation of World War veter-
ans is fading.
One of the assignments his students have is to
scan the obituaries every Monday for the deaths
of veterans.
"It's part of remembering and forgetting,"
Mormino said.
Mormino came to UF to speak about the lasting
impact of World War II on the state of Florida. He
discussed the economy, the population, racism,
women and the growing tourism industry during
World War II.
The screen behind him showed Florida news-
paper headlines, articles and photographs from
the 1940s.
"On the eve of World War II, 1940, Florida was
the smallest state in the American South," Morm-
ino said. "Today, we are a Sunbelt mega-state and
the fourth largest in the union."
The large number of military bases contributed
to Florida's expanding population, Mormino said.


"Soldiers who came from the Bronx and went
to the Miami Beach base encountered palm trees
and beautiful girls, and they vowed to come back
to Florida one day," Mormino said.
Many soldiers who had worked in Florida bas-
es did return but as tourists or elderly residents.
During 1943 and 1944, UF's football season was
canceled because the male population dropped to
700.
"It's part of remembering and forget-
ting."
Gary Mormino
University of South Florida history professor

After soldiers returned, UF was overflowing
and Florida State College for Women became
Florida State University.
"There was a big change in dependence on fed-
eral money," Mormino said. "Up to that time, little
federal money went to colleges."
When the war ended and soldiers returned,
they also replaced the women in factories and en-
tered universities. The state of Florida increased its
economy, population and tourism industry.
"Florida would have been a big state if not for
World War II," Mormino said, "but it's really hard
to imagine it would have taken the same direc-
tion."


Campus radio station


to air Spanish show


By SARAH GIBSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

A UF radio station will launch
its first half-hour Spanish newscast
tonight.
Produced entirely by UF stu-
dents, "Noticias WUFT" will air
on 89.1 from 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
every Thursday.
The idea of a Spanish newscast
at UF began four years ago when a
group of students produced news
podcasts in Spanish, said Amy Jo
Coffey, faculty adviser for "Noti-
cias WUFT." Several students have
continued to develop a Spanish-
only newscast since then.
"I hope that this newscast will
provide an excellent source of in-
formation for the Hispanic/Latino
community in North Central Flor-


ida," said Felipe Awad, co-anchor
of "Noticias WUFT."
John Wright, dean of the Col-
lege of Journalism and Communi-
cations, approved the newscast for
WUFT-FM after Awad and his co-
anchor Paola Alonzo, pitched him
the idea last fall.
The target audi-
On ence of this newscast
Campus is the "Spanish-de-
pendent speaker,"
Coffey said.
The first half of the 30-minute
newscast will focus on local news.
Alonzo and Awad plan to talk
about issues such as immigration
and the economy.
"We are going to be covering
the news and reporting it from a
different angle, from the Hispanics'
point of view and for the Hispanic
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STUDENT LIFE

Beatboxers draw crowd


By ERIN O'DEA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Dropped cell phones and scraped elbows
were the battle scars of a takeover that hap-
pened Wednesday afternoon, but it was all
for the love of hip-hop.
Breakdancers, beatboxers and rappers rep-
resenting the Hip-Hop Collective drew wan-
dering students to the center of Turlington
Plaza during the second Turlington Takeover
hosted by the organization this semester.
The takeover was meant to promote the
Hip-Hop Collective's A Night of Hip-Hop, a
showcase occurring tonight in the Orange &
Brew.
The Turlington Takeover started at 12:15
p.m. and lasted until 1:30 p.m.
Breakdancer J.J. Richardson, a graduate
student in industrial and systems engineer-
ing, started the show.
He stopped to tell the audience of more
than 50 what hip-hop meant to him.
"This is all love," Richardson said. "It's
about you."
Patrick Wanninkhof, who was wearing
an orange jumpsuit covered in pink balloons
to promote UF's World's Largest Water Bal-
loon Fight Against Breast Cancer, played the


drums.
Throughout the takeover, he found cre-
ative ways to make a beat for the takeover art-
ists: using an empty soda can, an overturned
trash can, a PVC pipe and the balloons on his
own jumpsuit.
"I love music, so it's fun for me," said
Wanninkhof, a UF materials science and en-
gineering sophomore.
Off to the side of the spiraling breakdanc-
ers was a small group of four beatboxers.
Valerie Panting, a UF telecommunication
sophomore and secretary of the Hip-Hop
Collective, was a part of the group.
"I love music, so it's fun for me."
Patrick Wanninkhof
UF sophomore

"We were in the zone, character rapping,
pretending we were rapping in the '80s,"
Panting said.
An onlooker at the takeover could sense
the enthusiasm of the members of the Hip-
Hop Collective.
"They are a diverse group of people, and
they all love it," said Shivani Gogna, a UF
public health and French junior. "They may
not be experts, but they love it."


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When Adam Coelho launched the
Web site CitiSync in August 2009, he
was trying to make get-togethers in
Gainesville a little bit easier.
Now, he's hoping to apply his vi-
sion to other college towns across the
country.
The UF marketing senior intro-
duced the Web site, which provides
information about local happen-
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Wednesday at Startup Riot 2010.
Startup Riot is a one-day confer-
ence in Atlanta where start-up busi-
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investors and compete to win prizes.
More than 150 businesses applied, and
50 were chosen to present.
While CitiSync did not win, Coelho
said he hopes to take advantage of the
networking opportunity.
"It would make everything a lot
more real," he said. "It'd be all the dif-
ference in bringing this idea to every
college student."
CitiSync was one of the few busi-
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approach.
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took the time to understand my busi-
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OFF THE AVENUE


'Sexpert' gives advice, tips for a healthier sex life


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Writer


For more than 20 years, Sheri
Winston brought babies into the
world.
But on Wednesday, the former
midwife-tumed-sexpert, got into
hot and heavy details about how
they're made.
Speaking to about 10 people at
Wild Iris Books, Winston, an in-
structor in "wholistic" sexuality,
discussed how to enhance sexual
performance and erotic encounters.
The discussion was part of a se-
ries on various sexual topics.
"We're all connected to our sexu-
ality. It's an empowering experi-
ence," she said. "For some people,
sex is great, [but] there are always
people who could always be having
better sex."
And for those who struggle in
between the sheets, Winston offered
encouragement.
"If you don't speak French, do
you feel like you're broken?" she
asked the audience, noting how
good sex is a learned skill. "It's noth-
ing to be embarrassed about if you
haven't figured [sex] out."
According to Winston, sex in
western culture has been vilified as
something dirty and taboo.
"I don't know when it happened,


but Barbie turned into a slut," she
said.
She said the concept of sex has
been reduced to surface pleasures
instead of its intended purpose of
fulfilling intrinsic human needs.


"Somewhere along the line, things
got really twisted," said Winston,
who attributed a misunderstanding
of human anatomy and inaccurate
information pertaining to sex. "We
lost what sex is and what it can be."


The key to having good sex,
which she called the easiest path to
ecstasy, is to have a good relation-
ship with oneself.
She said keeping a positive out-
look would help ensure healthy rela-


"Wholistic" sexuality educator Sheri Winston speaks about her views of human sexuality Wednesday
night at Wild Iris Books.


tionships, both friendly and sexual.
She compared good sex to play-
ing a musical instrument, citing
practice as an integral part to achiev-
ing one's sexual potential.
"Once you've mastered your
musical instrument, you can make
great music," she said.
She advised couples to utilize
subtle approaches to seduction, such
as breath, sound and movement, to
increase their sexual performance.
"Twenty years ago, I thought
multiple orgasms meant like three,"
she said. "Now when I think of mul-
tiple orgasms, I think of dozens and
dozens."
Kylie Slavik and Marcela Marti-
nez, Gainesville residents who are
partners, said the session was very
informative.
"What I liked about it was how
she emphasized how relationships
take commitment and time it's not
just to have sex but to create an inti-
mate space," Slavik said. "She's pio-
neering new arenas of sexuality."
Winston will be giving classes
at Wild Iris Books Thursday from 7
p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. Winston will also be
hosting a class at the Birth Center of
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By GABRIELLE FALCONEIRI
avenue writer
It's that time again. Midterms are upon us,
and Gators flood Library West in desperate at-
tempts to cram a half of a semester's worth
of information into three all-night study ses-
sions.
We've noticed a few major faux pas that
plague students' "Club West" etiquette, and
we caught up with Barbara Hood, public infor-
mation officer for Smathers Libraries, for some
advice on how to fix these no-no's.
Talking: Cell phones and excessive con-
versations are the biggest disturbance in the
library, Hood said. When your phone rings
(though it should really be on silent, or at least
vibrate) step into the stairwell to have your
conversation. Also, respect the fourth floor's
designation as the "quiet floor" and don't talk
there. Save the group projects for the study
rooms or the Starbucks cafe area.
Food: Just because Library West allows
food doesn't mean you should bring in a seven-
course meal while you study. Tryto keep things
simple, keeping in mind that your neighbor


may not want to smell your triple garlic pep-
peroni pizza for the next few hours. Anything
that is going to stain the carpet or upholstery
is a no-go as well. Would you want to sit in
semi-hardened chocolate pudding remains?
We didn't think so.
There are plenty of off-campus locations
open late where you can set up camp. Karma
Cream, located on University Avenue, stays
open until midnight Monday to Thursday and
until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It also offers
free Wi-Fi. They also serve a variety of good-
ies that include vegan ice cream and fair-trade
coffee. Another staple for off-campus studies,
the campus branch of Target Copy not only
provides around-the-clock study spots but has
plenty of food options to keep you fueled into
the wee hours of the morning.
Whether you're a solitary studier or a group
project guru, carve out your niche as you cram
for next week's midterms. Just please don't in-
terrupt the other people around you to do it be-
cause we still have 300 pages of reading and
hearing the excruciating breakdown of your
Midtown-filled weekend isn't helping us focus.


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Fratty music scene online


By LAUREN GOLD
avenue contributing writer

RealFrat.com is the newest way for col-
lege students to get perfect playlists for all of
their music listening needs, thanks to a team
of mystery fraternity boys at UF The creator,
Fratty McFratterson, entertains us with jam
sessions and witty words of wisdom.
Avenue: Who created RealFrat.com?
Fratty: "RealFrat.com was created by a
team of pledges under the direction of myself
and our team of fratologists. It only took one
night and a palate of copper tops to complete
[the site]. We used paddles to keep the con-
struction on pace..."
A: What's the deal with the Web site? Any
downloading involved?
F: "All music is supplied from playlist.com,
which hosts all songs from other Web sites. No
downloading is involved, just knowledge of in-
ner frat life to mix the best series of songs to-
gether to maximize FPP (frat party potential)."
A: Why so secretive about your identity?
F: "Fratty McFratterson is the Frat Star that
we all strive to be. This site and his commen-


tary are a compilation of lifestyles and ideas
that have been passed down for generations
and lived out by thousands. The work put
into this site is the work of many, not one."
A: Album titles like "Bitches Dance," "Let's
Bang" and "Get Big" are not your conven-
tional playlist names. Where do the inventive
titles come from?
F:"Our lives. These titles simply represent
Essential parts of a day
in the life of any Frat Star.
Each playlist is expertly test-
ed corresponding to the ac-
tivity described in the title.
Our testing grounds include
house parties, study rooms,
gyms and sorority houses after hours..."
A: What if you're not Greek- can you still
use the site?
F: "You don't have to be in a fraternity to be
frat. Fratty McFratterson is the Frat Star in all
of us, whether it takes a fifth of beam or a case
of beer to realize it. Wear fratty clothes, never
have an awkward moment and always stay
fratty. It's for colleges everywhere. Gainesville
is just a good base."


Shhhhh...This is a library!


By MICHELLE PROFITS
avenue writer

For those of you who weren't tuning
into the Opening Ceremonies of the
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
this weekend, you missed the wildly
hyped debut of "We Are The World
25 for Haiti." This 25th anniversary
recording featured more than 80 of
today's biggest stars, including musi-
cians and actors. Showcasing the vo-
cals of everyone from Miley Cyrus and
Tony Bennett to Mary J. Blige and Lil
Wayne; the result is astounding.
Another notable recent release was
the "AT&T Team USA Soundtrack" al-
bum, created to benefit Team USA and
the U.S. Olympic Committee. High-
lighting new songs by popular artists
like Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and The
All-American Rejects, these songs are
meant to inspire both American ath-
letes and eager fans watching from
home.
Still looking for more ways to give
back? Yet another all-star song was
released last week to aid relief ef-
forts in Haiti. A remake of "Everybody
Hurts," originally by R.E.M, was orga-
nized by Simon Cowell and also fea-
tures Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Leona
Lewis, Michael Bubl6 and many more.
One hundred percent of proceeds go
directly to Haiti.
Now, go download!






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Cafe Gardens
For over a third of a century,
the Original World Famous
Cafe Gardens has been serving
Gators with delicious food and
a large selection of beers and
wines. Located lust across from
campus near the Florida Book
Store. Ihis quaint landmark es-
tablishment with award winning
courtyard dining is perfect tor
any dale or gathering. For live
music schedule, call 376-2233.
Hours: Mon-Wed 1 lam-10pm,
Thurs-Sat 11am-lam.
Sun Noon-9pm
1643 NW 1st Ave. Join us on
Thursday late nights for "Mid-
nighl in the Garden" with Food
& Drink specials and DJ.
cafegardens.nel

J. Doobies
The Home of Wraps and
Slacks. The only way to
describe the Stack is that it
is outrageously delicious! Its
uniquely different presenta-
tion three 6 inch flour tortillas
stacked high with fresh grilled
ingredients and lust the right
accent of cheese is strangely
inviting to ones palate. Come
out and try our 1/3 ib Burgers,
steak seasoned Panchos &
Fresh Baked Brownies. Many
vegetarian options available
including the The Home Grown
and Homemade Black Bean
Hummus! Now serving draft and
red Stripe beers! We deliver!
Open late to serve your late
nighl cravings!
Sun-Wed:lam-3am. Thurs &
Sat: 1 la,-4pm. 341h SI. Plaza
(Sweetbay)@ 2124 SW 34th SI.
672-6111
www.jdoobies.com


barbecue

David's BBQ
Breakfasl. Lunch. Dinner. Eat-in,
Takeout, Dnve-lhru, Calering,
or Tailgating. Everyone loves
David's BBO because, unlike
ordinary BBQ places, David's
cooks over a real wood tire! Eat
where the locals eal! Voted #1
BBO in Gainesville! Approved
caterer for UF's Emerson
Alumni Hall. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm.
Sunday open at 8am. Drive
Thru until 9:30pm 7 days!
352-373-2002. Have David's
BBO delivered by Gatordood.com.
FREE WIFI. 5121 NW 39th Ave.
www.davidsBBO.com


43rd Street Deli and
Breakfast House
Come in and experience the
breakfast house that Gainesville
residents have been coming to
for over 25 years we probably
served your parents. Biggest
4 egg omelette, French toast.
and daily specials. Not full yet?
Have lunch with us & enjoy a
large selection of sandwiches.
the best Reuben, gyros, and
soup all at a reasonable price.
Vegetarian? Not a problem. We
have a selection that is sure to
fulfill your needs. We now offer
free WiFi' Open All day Every
day 7am-3pm 4401 NW 25th
Place 373-2927. 3483 Wrlliston
Rd 373-5656. Conveniently
located off 1-75

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The Yearling
Come taste the cuisine of old
Florida! Try our traditional items
including venison, quail, frog legs,
and alligator, as well as USDA
Prime beel. seafood. grits, greens
& hush puppies. Open Thursday
SFriday 5pm-t1pm, Saturday
12pm-10pm & Sunday 12pm-
8:30pm.
14531 East County Road 325
352-466-3999
www.theyearlingrestauranl.com




Omi's Kitchen
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican Cuisine.
New menu items prepared daily!
Come try our famous Cuban
sandwiches and slow roasted
pork. We cater 7 days a week!
Visit us in the Tower Square 2
miles from Butler Plaza at 5729
SW 751h Street.
373-0301


froze n Ire t.

D'Lites Emporium
Healthy never tasted so good!
D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice
cream in Gainesville-REALLY-
and is the only low-calone
soft serve with NO artificial
sweeteners. We rotate over 100
delicious creamy flavors (see
this week's al www.gatordlites.
comr that are diet-friendly without
the diet taste. We also feature a
whole array of cookies, chips, and
various grocery treats that appeal
to Alkins). Weight Walchers.,
and other dieters. Our every day
daily specials make shopping
at D'Lites a special value!
Come weigh your options at
the Marketplace Plaza at NW
161h Blvd. and 43rd St. Next to
the Hollywood Video) or at the


Snoppes of Williston at S W 34th
Street and Willislon Rd. (next to
Publix) 375-4484
Find us on Facebook!

Karma Cream
Serving ORGANIC and fair Irade
ice cream, coffee, desserts.
loose leaf teas, and beer. with
lots of vegan options. Now open
24 hours. Free WiFil Located 2
blocks east of campus at 1025 W.
University Ave.
505-6566

Mochi Frozen Yogurt
Try our premium self-serve Irozen
yogurt as a healthy dessert
alternative. Our yogurt has 0%o
fat and contains live and active
cultures. Choose any combination
of 8 different flavors and over 30
toppings. Everything for lusI 45
cents an ounce. 3841 SW Archer
Rd Next to Benlo Red) Open
from noon to midnight daily!


IaClion

Manuel's Vintage
Room
This family owned restaurant is
perfect for dinner any day of the
week. Come in and check out
one of the best wine lists in town.
Ask questions and learn while
you wailt or Ihe chef to put out
nothing but goodness from the
kitchen using fresh, simple, and
local ingredients. Try the Early
Dinner Sunday. Tuesday-Thurs-
day 5-7pm. $3 wines,$10 bottles.
$10 Menu. Ask about our Monday
Wine Dinners and private parties
for lunch or dinner. 6 South Main
St. 13521375-7372


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Green Mango
The best Indian food in Gaines-
ville. Serving Gainesville since
1991. The best Samosas in
Florida. Offering many vegan
dishes. We are specialized in
I catering any group size. Delivery
available-Iree delivery on any
purchase over $25! Open 7 days
Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sunday
1pm-8pm. Call 352-505-6200.
7625 W Newberry Rd


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Caribbean Queen
Offering jerk chicken, curry goal
and oxtail. Opened Mon thru
Thurs 1 lam-7:30pm, Fri & Sat
11am-11:45pm
Located at 507 NW 51h Ave.
352-374-8111


Bento Cafe
Check out Gainesville's most
popular sushi joint. Enjoy our
Bento boxes, boba lea, sashimi
bowls, and noodle bowls in a hip,
trendy atmosphere. Two great
locations with outside eating.
Open every day for carry-out
or dine-in. Call our Newberry
Rd. location at 377-8686 or our
Archer Rd. location at 224-5123.


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Cabana Cove
Key West Grille
Now offering a new bistro
inspired menu.
Open for lunch and dinner.
Full martini and molito bar.
Voted nicest outdoor dining.
COUPON-DATE NIGHT- COUPON
Choose 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, a
bottle ol wine, and share a slice
of Key Lime Pie.
All for only $39.99
2410 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville
352-377-3278
Please visit us online at
www.cabanacove.nel for
additional savings and coupons.


chinese

Green Plantains
The best MoFongo. churrasco,
& chofan in town. $5 To-Go
Dinners. Mon-Sat from 4pm.
Don't miss out $4.95 dinner +
soda on Thursday, student night
from 4pm-10pm. Visit us at
5150 SW 341h Street at the new
Publix Shopping Center 7 days
a week. We cater. Check us out
Fon Galorfood.com
352-378-1930
www.greenplantains.com


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THE JONES
Gainesville's own independently
owned community restaurant
dedicated to bringing suslain-
able. local, and organic food
to the table. Oh. and it's really
yummy. Herbivores. carnivores,
& omnivores welcome! NOW
SERVING DINNER EVERY
NIGHT! New hours: open every
day 8am-10pm. Check out our
facebook page for specials and
events. 401 NE 23rd Avenue.
352.373.6777


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Mildred's
Big City Food
Eat Gainesville's Best Food at
Mildred's. We support LOCAL
and SUSTAINABLE agriculture!
Start Living Healthy! LOCAL.
ORGANIC. GOOD. Fresh
Dishes Made From Scratch!
OPEN SUNDAYS!
COVERED PATIO-JUST
MINUTES FROM CAMPUS
3445 W. University Ave.
371-1711
MildredsBigCityFood.com

New Deal Cafe
OPEN LATE!
Gainesville's ONLY Local
Beef Burgers! This 12oz.
Golialh is Naturally Aged and
Fresh Ground. MONSTROUS
desserts. HUGE Martini's. $5
glasses of wine and 20 wines
under $20! Mon-Thurs. 11am-
10pm
Fri& Sat. 11am-11pm
371-4418
newdealcafegainesville.com
Located next door to Mildred's.
Keepin' it fresh Keepin' it real!

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Ti Amo!
Mediterranean restaurant & bar
Where FOOD & LOVE Meet!
Southern Living Magazine
agrees. "Ithe chef] adds visual
flair to every dish to make it as
good-looking as it is flavorful."
NEW Happy Hour Specials!
Every day from 4pm-7pm
There's something lor everyone!
Small & Large Plates for Tapas
Style Dining. Amazing party
space. affordable prices & terrific
service.
Visit www.tiamogainesville.com
S12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307


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Boca Fiesta
Best Margaritas in Town!
Fresh-squeezed + all natural!
Tasty lacos. burritos, nachos!
Cheap beer, lull bar, open late!
Now serving brunch!
232 SE 1st SI Downtown
336-TACO!


Farah's on the
Avenue
Farah's on the Avenue
now celebrating 30 years
in Gainesville! Located on
University Avenue. between
Modern Age and Bank of
America. lust minutes from UF.
Farah's is newly remodeled and
offers a cozy. fun atmosphere
with a fireplace, the area's
largest indoor alrium and an
open air patio. Farah's also
boasts a full bar and seven new
flat screen TVs airing a variety
of sports programming. The
extensive menu features award-
winning wings and burgers as
well as vegetarian and vegan
fare. Perfect for private events
or casual dining. Now offering
"smoke till you choke" hookah
specials on Friday and Saturday
and drink specials all week
long. including $1.50 Pabst, $5
pitchers. $2 wells.
Hours: MO & TU 1 lam-10pm,
WE & TH 11am-12am.
FR & SAT 1 1am-2am.
1120 W. University Ave. 378-5179.




New York Pizza Plus
Bringing experience from New
York & Italy to Gainesville!
Offering a variety of gourmet
pizza, homemade salads.
pasta. & desserts. All you
can eat buffet available!
Outdoor dining. Visit www.
newyorkpizzaplus.com for
coupons. We Deliver!
490 NE 23rd Ave.
376-3444

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Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade, meals,
sandwiches, soups, home-baked
desserts. Brunch Weekends.
Specials: Cupcake Mon.,
SSouthern Cooking Tues., Greek
Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs 6pm.
MO-TH 10am-9pm.
Fn Sun 10am-8pm.
505 NW 13th St. 384-0090


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line be put to rest with memories of its
greatness being the only remains?
To understand this question, it's
important to know what McQueen did
for the world of fashion and imagina-
tions. The Alexander McQueen brand
is responsible for Lady Gaga's shoes
in the "Bad Romance" video; for a
line of clothing at Target and a line
of Puma sneakers; for fashion shows
with wolves, fire, robots and ice rinks;
for making "bumsters" and initiating
the low-rise pants movement in the


'90s; and for causing controversy with
stunts like his 1995 collection dedicat-
ed to the highland rapes by showing
bruised and bloody models. McQueen
was the Tim Burton of the fashion in-
dustry one of a kind making him
hard to replace and hard to live with-
out.
"There is something sinister, some-
thing quite biographical about what
I do but that part is for me. It's my
personal business," McQueen said
in an interview with Sarah


Associated Press
Alexander McQueen's designs stood out to all with sharp silhouettes using bright patterns and cutting-edge Innovations McQueen
was found dead of asphyxiation and hanging on Feb 11, just weeks before he was supposed to show at Paris fashion week


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a press conference Friday in Ponte
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quarters to issue an assumed public
apology surrounding his adultery and
to discuss his future in golf, according
to a statement issued by his agent


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By ASHLEY McCREDIE
avenue writer

Lee Alexander McQueen was more
than a fashion designer. He was an
artist who used the human body and
fabrics as his canvas and treated fash-
ion shows as theatrical performances.
As head designer of the Alexander Mc-
Queen brand, he brought fantasy, ab-
normality, romance and darkness to
the fashion world. Now, after his death
on Feb. 11, the question is, what will
happen to his brand? Can anyone take


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Mower. "I think there is a lot of ro-
mance, melancholy There's a sad-
ness to it, but there's a romance in
sadness. I suppose I am a very melan-
choly person."
With the amount of his personality
that he puts in his clothes, and their
mentioned biographical aspect, I don't
think the brand should move forward.
But continuing design and production
without the chief designer has been
done over and over and has led to
great things.
Gabriel "Coco" Chanel, former
chief designer of Chanel, died in 1971.
Although her fashion house didn't
make great strides for the following 20
years, it came back with the hiring of
Karl Lagerfeld in 1981. Lagerfeld has
kept the brand fashion-savvy while not
straying far from Coco's original look.
When Christian Dior passed in
1957, his house considered shutting
down, but because it was a large rev-
enue-maker for France many people
wouldn't let this happen. Yves Saint
Laurent was the original replacement
for Dior and to this day the label is still
wonderful and growing.
One of the most recent losses for
the fashion industry was Yves Saint
Laurentin 2008. Previousto his death,
the couture house YSL had been shut
down, but the brand still continues
through Gucci Group.
With all these success stories, may-
be McQueen's brand will live on and
a designer will step up and continue
making his magic.
International-renowned fashion
photographer Scott Schuman, also
known for his blog, the Sartorialist,
wrote about McQueen the day after his
death posing a similar question. Hav-
ing received 205 comments at press
time, it's obvious that fashionistas ev-
erywhere have an opinion.
No matter what happens, McQueen
has made his mark, and it will never go
away






14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


Crash diets, over-exercising won


By ALLISON BANKO
avenue writer

We hate to burst your fried-chicken-
eating bubble, but Spring Break is a
little less than three weeks away, and
it is taking no prisoners. It will soon be
time to show your friends from home
that your college's football team is not
only better than theirs is, butyour body
is also way more bangin'.
Unfortunately, following the golden
health rules of eating veggies and bal-
ancing calories have been replaced by
late-night ice cream stints and beer
chugging, thus forcing you to take the
route of crash dieting and over-exercis-
ing to get to that perfect body. Wrong!


Stop making out your weight at the
gym and eating nothing but celery and
prune juice. The Avenue sat down with
Meaghan O'Dwyer, a personal trainer
certified by Aerobics and Fitness As-
sociation of America and American
Council on Excercise to talk spring
break fitness.
What are the dangers of crash diet-
ing?
Crash diets are counterproductive.
You aren't fueling your body prop-
erly so you are more prone to get ex-
hausted. You aren't getting the proper
energy needed to complete effective
exercises.
What is the biggest fitness myth
out there?


People think that they can "spot re-
duce," which is trying to minimize just
one area of the body such as love han-
dles or a stomach pooch. Unfortunate-
ly, where you deposit fat is a matter of
genetics, and exercise has total body
effects notjust spot treatment.
What are some "go-to" exercises
that are both effective and efficient?
A burpee is an exercise that is the
best "bang for your buck." It works
multiple muscle groups and can be
modified to make it harder or easier.
1. Stand up. 2. Go down into a
plank position. 3. Do a push-up. 4.
Jump back up to a standing position.
Make this exercise easier by plac-
ing your knees on the ground during


t get you a
the push-up.
Make this exercise more difficult by
lifting one leg off of the ground during
the push-up.
A lunge with an oblique twist also
works several areas. You can easily
use a soup can as a weight for extra
core work.
1. Lunge one foot forward. 2. Twist
your upper body to one side with a
weight or can in hand. 3. Repeat for
the other side.
What are some easy ways to incor-
porate fitness on a daily basis?
Cut down on the amount of driving
that you do. Instead, substitute walk-
ingand cyclingto get around. Because
of the cold weather, doingsmall spurts


beach bod
of exercise outside duringthe day is re-
alistic. You won't have to change out-
fits because of being too hot or sticky,
so fitting in basic exercises in between
classes is very doable.
We at the Avenue think standard
crunches are a joke. A better way to
get a rock hard stomach is to target
your obliques and abdominals by us-
inga medicine ball.
1. Start lying on the ground with a
medicinal ball. 2. Take your knees off
the ground so that they form a 90-de-
gree angle. 3. Keepingyour legs at the
angle, sit up into a V position and twist
the medicine ball from side to side
keeping your abdominals engaged
and back straight.


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Cancer Patients

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Society's Bears
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Mardi Gras Themed Food & Drinks
Bourbon Street Teeny Weeny
Bikini Contest
Drink Specials
including our "Flamin Hurricane"
Sounds by DJ Curbcut
Face Painting
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 ALLIGATOR, 15


Chatroulette takes Web by storm


By Amelia Harnish
avenue writer

Connected, feel free to talk now. Anticipation, hilar-
ity, disappointment. Next. Disgust. Next. Repeat.
Welcome to the roller coaster that is Chatroulette,
the best, and arguably weirdest, thing to come out of
the Internet in a while.
You simply sign on, and the site connects you to a
random video-chat partner. Click "next" when you get
bored or creeped out, and you're instantly connected
with someone else.
After work last Friday, I came home to my roommates
on the couch, Macbooks in laps the way I left them. Ex-
cept they were wearing scarves as turbans, giant sun-
glasses and way too much makeup, giggling like kinder-
gartners and screeching, "Ew, next!"
Intrigued, I joined them and soon I was dressed like
Lady GaGa chatting with people from Chicago to Mos-
cow, Chile to Connecticut. About every fourth next is a
shot of someone's member, and there's of course the


"show tits" requests, but the raunchiness is part of
what makes Chatroulette so much fun.
There's just no telling what "next" will bring one
chatter was doing what looked like the dirty with a
stuffed raccoon, one was dressed in a full-on furry suit
- but most people were like us, just bored.
We met a Naval Academy midshipman who was
chatting on duty, a redheaded computer engineering
major from Indiana and a man in China who spoke little
English and couldn't, for the life of him, figure out what
"fart" meant. We even met some fellow Gators whose
dingy walls and shoddy furniture we recognized as Raw-
lings dorm.
Like LOLcats and Texts from Last Night, Chatroulette
is a great way to waste time. But there's more to this lat-
est novelty because it shows us humanity in its oddest,
most unfiltered moments. We're thrust randomly into
face-to-face conversation with a stranger, in a setting
stripped of any rules of social interaction, which gives
us the ability to connect with others, to anonymously
act like a fool and to do so without leaving home. It's
everything we love about the Internet.
You may still be weary, but trust me, you'll convert.
Don't expect to make lifelong friends on Chatroulette,
but do take advantage of this opportunity to be abso-
lutely ridiculous.
Here's how:
Dress up. Wigs, fake eyelashes, sunglasses and
scarves are necessary accessories for success in the
realm of Chatroulette. The better the costume, the bet-
ter the reaction, and the easier it will be to start a con-
versation with a faraway stranger.
Make things up. We're all on Chatroulette for the
same reason: to be entertained. Exaggerating, lying and
acting like someone you're not is all part of the game.
Think of this as your show.
Have a gimmick. Ask your partner what his or her fa-
vorite song is and ask them to dance with you to it. Get
out Trivial Pursuit or Balderdash and ask them to play.
Give everyone a chance. Even if your partner isn't
dressed up or he or she looks totally boring, don't
"next" them right away. When there are none of the
regular boundaries, you'd be surprised what someone
may have to say.
Chat in groups. This is the perfect activity for room-
mate bonding. It's more fun to hassle and tease fellow
chatters when you have someone to laugh with. Plus,
for whatever reason, we got "nexted" fewer times when
we chatted together.
And lastly, fear not the masturbators. "Next" that
anonymous penis filling the screen and move on to your
next Chatroulette adventure unless, of course, you're
into that kind of thing.


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for John Legend

By JOEY FLECHAS
avenue writer

Just before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, John Legend sat behind a
piano in the O'Connell Center and sang a quiet rendition of Bob
Marley's "Redemption Song."
Fans filled the O'Connell Centerto see the six-time Grammy award
winner perform and speak. The show was sponsored by Black His-
tory Month, Student Government Productions and Accent. Legend
was paid $90,000 to speak, accordingto the SG Finance records.
Members from Gators United for Haiti passed out fliers and col-
lected donations at the event. "It was great to speak with [John} and
listen to his enlightening views on the need for educational reform,"
said Aaron Crespin, SGP chairman.
Legend was grateful for the opportunity to speak, noting his ex-
citement over speaking to students.
"I love visiting universities because I see so much potential in the
room," Legend said.
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John Legend waves to about 3,000 fans after playing for the crowd and
speaking on charity and education Wednesday night He was paid $90,000


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Classifieds
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$430 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-21-71-1


WOW! Live from $325!
All Inclusive 3/3s and 4/4s
Cable Internet Utilities *
Furnished Tanning 24 Hr Gym *
TheLandingsUF.com 336-3838 *
3801 SW 13th St*
4-21-71-1

Save Some Green
2's from $789 3's from $829
FREE Cable*Tanning*Gym
www.greenwichgreen.net
352.372.8100
4-21-09-71-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-21-71-1


INCLUDES EVERYTHING
4/4's & 2/2s from $399 to $509
24hr Fitness*4 BUS LINES
DJ by the pool on weekends
GainesvillePlace.com352-271 -3131
4-21-71-1







FULLY LOADED @ $399
Individual w/free roommate matching
Cable, Internet and utilities
Pick New 42" TV or Sofa Set
LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373.9009
4-21-09-71-1


2 BLOCKS TO UF--$290/MO
Apts or Rms Avail. In 4BR,
Call Drew Richards, University Realty,
352-275-8555 4-21-71-1

SUN ISLAND
FURNISHED 2BR AVAILABLE
352-376-6720
4-21-09-71-1

REDUCED RATES!
Upscale 2/2 $665 deluxe 2/2 $699
3/3 $639*4/4 $539 *All prices are all inclusive
*Close to UF* EnclaveUF.com*376.0696
4-21-09-71-1

CASABLANCA WEST Townhouse near UF,
Shands, shopping; easy access. 2BR/2.5BA;
great for student/family. Only $750/mo;
LEASE/BUY OPTION -OWNER FINANCED.
Renovated & ready! Ed 305-972-6432 3-3-
09-75-1

2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. Across the street from UF!
$479-$504 All-Inclusive Fully-Furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
4-21-71-1

UNIVERSITY TERRACE CONDO
4BR/4BA $375.mo all inclusive. Cable, inter-
net & utils. 239-250-6149 2-26-10-35-1

2BR/2BA Furnished Unit. $450 ea. W/D.
Property has clubhouse, fitness and busi-
ness/computer ctr. Utilities incl. On bus
route. Windsor Park.
305-788-5681/Windsor515@gmail.com.
2-26-10-28-1


LUXURY STORY TOWNHS. 2B/2.5Ba
FULLY FURN. 2 min to UF, Great bus routes
& parking, Pool/gym, Free wifi, All utils incl.
Both rooms avail June 1st or later, Individual
Leases $540/$520 Martha 786 246-3049
3-5-29-1

4BR/4BA, large living, next to bus stop, fairly
new condo. $399/mo each room. Close to
shopping, school & library. Call 941-232-
1960 3-3-10-20-1

4/4 COUNTRYSIDE APTS. Spacious 4 bed-
room close to UF! Close to major shopping
areas and located on 3 bus routes that go to
center of UF. Every room has full bathroom
& large walk-in closets. Entire place is fur-
nished. High efficiency W/D. Rent is $400/
room/month. Utilities included! SD $200.
Available June or August. Call (305) 799-
7042 3-25-30-1

$370-4/4 University Terrace Condo available
starting summer/fall. ALL utilities included,
W/D in unit, on routes 12 and 35, ten minutes
to campus by bus! $250 deposit, individual
lease. Call Anu at 352.262.0628. 2-26-10-
13-1

$370-4/4 Countryside condo for rent starting
immediately/summer/fall. ALL utilities includ-
ed, on bus routes 9 and 35, individual leases.
Call Anu at352.262.0628. 2-26-10-13-1

IMMEDIATE/SUMMER AVAILABILITY
2,3 and 4 bedroom suites
STARTING @ 349
All inclusive, fully furnished
LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373.9009
4-21-10-30-1

Hampton Oaks Apartments
Unfurnished TH $749
Furnished ind. $538
$500 Visa gift card with ad
124 SW 62nd st (352) 333-8643
leasing@silverwingproperties.com
2-26-10-11-1

1BR/1BA. $850/mo everything included. 1
block from campus. Covered parking. Call for
details 724-974-9591. 2-25-10-10-1

3bed/2bath condo with W/D, pool &club-
house $1250/mon close to UF and on bus
route. Will consider separate leases. 727-
463-0560 2-19-10-5-1

MOVE IN TODAY!
2/2*3/3*4/4
Experience the Good Life
Text "Enclave" to 47464
4-21-09-71-1

Countryside 4/4 $1600 GREAT CONDITION
Great bus rts. 9&35, poolside, balcony, tiles,
w/d, walk-in closet, 42" LCD, gate w/buzzer,
incl. utilities w/cap, Newly Renovated. Avail.
Fall-lyr lease, Call Patel 941-518-4058
2-23-10-5-1


QUIET, CLEAN.
LOTS OF GREEN
1br$375/MO. 372-6881, 213-3901
10-71-2


*LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent 377-8
4-21-09-71-2


"HUGE FLOOR PLANS"
1/1-$569 2/1.5-$599 3/2-$750
No move-in fees w/approved app!
Wtr incl. *Pet-friendly*Bus routes to
UF,SFC, Shands and Downtown!!!
www.arborpark.com or call 335-7275
4-21-09-71-2


LIVE THE DOWNTOWN LIFE
Steps from clubs-blocks to UF
Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's & 3/3's
The best location...GUARANTEED
Reserve NOW for fall! 338-0002
4-21-09-71-2

AFFORDABLE RATES! QUIET COMMUNITY!
www.frederickgardens.com
1 BR/1 BA $469 2BR/1 BA $569
Great Move-In Fee Specials!!!
Adopted pets live free!! 2 pools!
1 mile from UF & Shands! 352-372-7555
4-21-09-71-2


Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-21-09-71-2

Quality & Affordability!
1br $559 / 2br $619--$649
3br $749 / 4br $899
W/D, pool, B-ball/tennis courts!
We love Pets! Call @ 376-4002
www.apartments.com/pinetreegardens
4-21-09-71-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-21-09-71-2

No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-21-71-2


** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-8-09-168-2

Live SECONDS from UF!
Studios & 1 Beds from $499 & $575
FREE Parking Near UF
NEVER worry about Game Day Parking!
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2


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

1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes
LEASING NOW AND FOR FALL
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-21-09-71-2


4-21- Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
L* 4-21-09-71-2


797


Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in NOWor FALL 2010.
2/2 from $999 or 3/3 from $1099.
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches
BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park
Adopted pets live FREE!
352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
4-21-71-2


1, 2, 3 & 4 BR's GREAT RATES!
1/1 from $599 2/2 from $659
3/2 from $799 Free Tanning Fitness *
Pool W/D Tennis Employee Discounts
UF/Shands/VA Fireplaces
Individual Leases Pets Loved!
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-09-71-2


PARKINGI N G**
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71-2

Madison Pointe Apartments
1/1-$699 2/2-$799 3/2-$899
Enormous Screened Patio!
W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
Text MADISON to 47464
4-21-71-2


*THE POLOSO
Already have your roommates?
ALL utilities Included
2's: From $479/person; 3s: From $399/person
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-09-71-2


Huge Private Dog Park
1's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
4-21-09-71-2

l'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


Move in Today!
All Inclusive roommate matching $606
Spacious 2/2 Townhomes & LOCATION!
Park-n-Ride Bus Route-So you can sleep in!
3500 SW 19th Ave*www.MuseumWalk.com
*379-9255*
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


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


That's what She Said!
"I LOVE Hidden Lake because...
Cable & internet are Included,
roommate matching is available,
furniture & utility packages are available,
I'm just 1.5 miles to UF & midtown,
there's FREE tanning & a 24-hr gym,
a designer pool AND pets are welcome!"

Come see for yourself!
call 374-3866 for a tour or text
HIDDENLAKE to 47464 OR...
Next time you're on facebook,
creep on over to Hidden Lake's page
to see floor plans, pics & more!
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


$394 ALL INCLUSIVE
Upscale Student Living
TV IN YOUR APT!*Ask how
Bus line through the Complex!
GainesvillePlace.com*352-271-3131
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

WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
1BR 1 Mo free 2BR 2 Mo free
if everyone is full time undergrad at UF.
3 Mo free if full time grad at UF.
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info
Ask about our new pet policy & other specials
4-21-09-71-2

Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, is 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
01BR/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






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 17


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

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

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

100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $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

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


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 2-26-10-35-2


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
2-19-10-33-2

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

** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080
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 0 2BR/1 BA $700
0 1BR/1BA $585 2 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
3-18-10-40-2

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
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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

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 2-19-10-15-2

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 2-19-
10-15-2

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 2-19-10-15-2

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
2-19-10-15-2

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
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

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


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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
4-21-10-36-2

3BD/3BA Homes Near UF
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

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

$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. 3-16-25-2

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

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, 8rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central
A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 275-
1259, ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-10-22-2

**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, 8 min from
UF, large fenced yard, dogs ok. Exquisite
oaks & landscaping, wood & tile floors, new
appliances. $1,600/mo. 352-466-0358. Avail
summer or Aug. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 3-5-
10-20-2

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


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/1 BA, Bright, clean, complete-
ly remodeled, 500 sq ft, Cent AC/Ht,wood
firs, DW, W/D, NS, NPets. $500+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

$650, 2 bdrms, 1 block Shands, VA; Vet
school & campus short walk. Available now;
Prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature residents.
Carpets, Some utils furnished; Parking; 352
376 0080; 352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net
3-5-10-17-2

Beautiful 3/3, close to school,dir. on bus!
Brand new appl, paint, bedding, remdld
bthrms, Frnt bldng, upstrs. $1250/mo.
bdduf86@comcast.net
3-4-10-14-1

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from
UF on bus route. Incl W/D, community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security sys. $878/mo. Avail 5/1 or 8/1.
Call/text 332-8841 lindalu@gatorhomes.com
3-1-10-10-2

7 Blks UF 4 bed 3 bath, 2 masters, POOL
HOT TUB, 2500 sq ft, 2 porches, 5 car
parking, responsible students, professionals
only, will leave plasma on wall, $2375 a
month starting May Jordan 352-222-0211
2-22-10-5-2


*THE POLOSO
"You want it, We got it!"
#1 in Amenities
2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979
Includes FREE Internet
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-10-42-2

NW Appletree, Contemporary Home.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, sunroom, cul-de-sac
st. 1700 sq ft. NICE $995/mo. Irene Larsson
Owner/Realtor 352-373-2605, 352-538-1218
3-1-10-10-2

NW Home 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, extra storage,
W/D. $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Service
352-373-2605 3-1-10-10-2

Amazing 4/4 house Fall-walk to UF or Law
Sch.Univ.& NW 28 St-on bus line-Huge bed-
rms-new appl.& paint-c/air-pets ok/fenced
yd/ Ig home-$2195-can email pics-954-270-
4000 3-15-10-14-2

2BR HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area. Wood floors, new kitchen
vinyl, Cent H/AC, DW, fenced yard, wood
deck, parking, $1080/mo. Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 3-17-
10-15-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority
Row/Norman Hall area. W/D, ice maker, ce-
ramic tile. Cent H/AC, DW, parking, fenced
yard. $1545/mo. Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1
yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 3-17-10-15-2

HUGE 4BR/2BA 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area, remodeled baths, new:
stove, DW, disposal & AC, W/D, wd firs. cent
H/AC, parking. $2400/mo Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg
3-17-10-15-2


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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 2-24-10-16-3

Arlington Square 207 SE 2nd Place.
Downtown near the Hipp. on bus routes.
2BR/2bath townhome. Available immediate-
ly. $650.00. Lease expires 7-30-10. 863-258-
6350 2-18-10-5-3

Summer Sublease
2 Blocks from campus
Windsor Hall
$300 per month, all utilities included
fully furnished
407-314-0535 2-10-4-3

Summer sublease:1 suite available in
3BR/3BA for 3 month lease(May-
July),Lexington Crossing.Female only.Fully
furnished with W/D.On bus routes
9,34,36.$450/month all inclusive.Contact
Ms.Shao at 352-870-0264 or ywshao@ufl.edu
2-26-10-7-3

1BR in 4BR @ Courtyards 1231 sw 3rd ave,
1 block from uf! female only, furnished, build.
A w/pool. $437/month all inclusive. Avail:May
1st, lease ends: Aug. 10th call 239-910-5800
or e-mail bbb505@ufl.edu 2-24-5-3

356/Month!
Furnished room w/private bath avialable now
till Aug. Located at Gateway at Gainesville
next to 1-75 and Archer. 352-871-5952
2-24-10-5-3


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


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

Female seeks roommate for new 3/2 home
in clean, quiet SW neighborhood. $450 incl
all utils. No pets, no smoking. 352-641-6166.
Furnished, 1 acre fenced yard, W/D, DW,
central H/AC. Available immediately. 3-2-
5-4

Looking for roommate to share 2/2 at
Lakewood Villas. $525 per month with inter-
net/full digital cable/utilities included. On bus
route. 850-585-4405. 3-5-10-13-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price 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-
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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $299 $260
+ $50 utils charge/mo incl elec, cable tv, in-
ternet, pool, laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave.
378-4626 4-21-09-71-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
2-26-10-28-4

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!


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Campus Edge / Somerest Village.Walk to
Shands/VA/class 2units, 2bd/2ba vault-
ed ceilings 2nd/3rd floor w/d in unit,best
locations parking. $8,000 tax credit.
$164,900/$132,900. Move in Ready 954-
439-2301 stedel@bellsouth.net 4-21-10-
41-5


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


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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

MOVING MUST SELL- CHEAP! Full Sealy
Posturepedic & twin orthopedic beds, desk,
coffee table, kitchen table & chairs, 2 La-Z-
Boy chairs, 2 end tables, 2 card tables, small
bookshelf. David 375-3744 before Feb 27th
2-26-10-7-6


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

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

CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com
2-26-10-34-7


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





***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

Gator Mobile Scooter Repair
Stop waiting weeks before getting your
scooter back. Call Gator Mobile Scooter
Repair and ride today.Specializing in On-site
scooter repair and diagnostics. Guaranteed
lowest prices in all of Gainesville. Free oil
change/inspection with this AD.Call Tony at
(305)989-0824or(305)563-4359. 3-1-14-11

2008 Johnny Pag fx3, 1900 miles, black
looks new, 300 cc, $1650. 2007 Dirtbike
SUZUKI drz125 black yellow runs great,
$975 email for pictures jssaxa@gmail.com
352-222-0211 2-22-10-5-11


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 $699 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 $999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
96 Chevy Blazer $1999 cash
97 Plymouth Voyager $1499 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 $999 cash
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Kia Sephia $999
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999
95 Pontiac Bonneville $1999
97 Olds Delta 88 $1999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

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

94 Nissan Altima $1999
98 Pontiac Transport $1999
99 Saturn $2900
98 Dodge Ram $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

97 Chevy Malibu $1999
95 Chrysler LHS $1999
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
2000 Ford Mustang, 111k, $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2005 Ford Escape, 95k, $6999 CASH
2000 GMC Sierra, 166k, $5999 CASH
2001 Nissan Altima, 99k, $5999 CASH
2007 Isuzu Trooper 290 Truck, 46k, $9999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

2005 Dodge Stratus, 78k, $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!
Over 150 cars in stock
Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans
352-338-1999 4-21-55-12

INSTANT CASH
FOR ALMOST ANY CAR OR TRUCK,
Wrecked or running. Any condition.
Highest dollar paid.
386-365-1855 2-22-10-10-12


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,
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UF looks to avoid late-season letdown

0 THE GATORS WILL TAKE ON AUBURN TONIGHT
AT 7 IN THE O'CONNELL CENTER.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

Florida has its back against the wall.
With six regular-season games remaining and its post-
season fate hanging in the balance, UF (17-8, 6-4 South-
eastern Conference) will start the most crucial stretch of
the season with a matchup against Auburn (12-13, 3-7
SEC) tonight at 7 in the O'Connell Center.
"We all know that this is a key moment, and the sea-
son is on the line, basically, with these upcoming games,"
sophomore point guard Erving Walker said. "There's def- *
initely more pressure."
The Gators will ease into the six-game stretch against
the Tigers, one of three teams in the SEC with a sub-.500 3
overall record. Auburn's three conference wins have come
against teams with a combined 7-25 record in league play
- Alabama, Georgia and LSU.
UF will have to move on from tonight's game quickly
to play at Ole Miss at noon on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.,
then travel back to Gainesville for a crucial Tuesday night
showdown with Tennessee.
The jam-packed schedule has put a lot of pressure on
UF coach Billy Donovan to prepare his team a task
made all the more difficult by the Gators' limited rota-
tion.
"Our total focus is on Auburn, but at the same time, as
a coaching staff, you're looking at the physical part down
the road getting prepared for Ole Miss, getting pre-
pared for Tennessee," Donovan said. "That's a challenge
probably for every coach dealing with depth issues."
After winning back-to-back national championships,
UF has struggled to finish the regular season strong. The
Gators are 9-14 in February and March since 2008, includ-
ing a 2-2 record this month that has skeptics wondering if
UF is destined for another late-season collapse. Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Junior forward Chandler Parsons doesn't think so.
"We've got some veterans who have been through this UF point guard Erving Walker and the Gators will kick off a
packed week of critical games against Auburn tonight at 7.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23


Gators use old connections for new hires


UF introduces four assistants


By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator org

With the Florida coaching staff in
disarray, Urban Meyer and interim
head coach Steve Addazio turned to
old friends to steady the boat.
To replace the four assistants gone
from last year's team, the Gators
brought in Teryl Austin (defensive
coordinator), Stan Drayton (running
backs), Zach Azzanni (receivers) and
D.J. Durkin, four coaches who have
served with Meyer or Addazio in the
past.


And they will be counted on to keep
things running smoothly while Meyer
is on his indefinite leave of absence.
"We all know each other, and
we're cut from the same cloth
with the way we approach our
kids, football and our families."
Stan Drayton
UF running backs coach

"We're a small fraternity of people
who have crossed paths," Drayton said.
"There's a bloodline somewhere along
the way where these guys have worked


with each other before.
"We all know each other, and we're
cut from the same cloth with the way
we approach our kids, football and our
families."
Durkin and Azzanni served under
Meyer at Bowling Green, and Austin
worked alongside Addazio at Syracuse
more than 10 years ago.
That connection led to Austin taking
over for George Edwards, who left UF
for the Buffalo Bills just three weeks af-
ter accepting the Gators' defensive co-
ordinator job.
Austin joked about his predeces-
sor's brief tenure at a press conference
Wednesday, saying, "Yeah, I've got to
SEE FOOT, PAGE 23


Florida-Georgia


meet will be


one to watch
Have covered a bunch of really excit-
ing games in the three years I have
worked for the Alligator, but still one
of the most exciting events I attended as a
journalist was the Florida-Georgia gym-
nastics meet my first semester covering a
team in 2008.
The Bulldogs return to the O'Connell
Center for the first time since then on Fri-
day, and I suggest you don't miss it.
Even though you might know nothing
about gymnastics, or for that matter even
care about the sport, it won't matter.
When I covered it, the sport was still
new to me, and I had no clue why people
got the scores they did, but I was enter-
tained from start to finish.
The teams were Nos. 1 and 2 entering
the competition, it was being aired on

team disappointed.
It was not either
team's best perfor-
mance that season,
but in a sport in
Bobby Callovi which the teams are
Bobby's World never even on the
bcallovi@allgatororg same apparatus, it
produced as close of
a finish as there can
be in gymnastics.
Florida was forced to count a fall on
the uneven bars, and with how well
Georgia was performing, there seemed to
be little hope for the Gators.
With just one gymnast remaining
to compete on the balance beam for the
Bulldogs, all former Olympian Courtney
McCool had to do was not fall.
Of course, she fell, sending the record-
setting crowd of 10,855 into a frenzy,
which caused the Gators to try to calm
the fans because apparently cheering
when someone falls is a no-no, for future
reference and setting the scene for
Amanda Castillo on the floor.
The eventual All-American in the
event came up just short of the 9.9 score
she needed to tie the Bulldogs, finishing
with a 9.875.
The meet ended with the Gators losing
by .025 the smallest margin to lose by.
SEE BOBBY, PAGE 23


E Tiger Woods will make a statement about his past conduct and future plans in 0 Bobby Callovi, Mike McCall and 0 UF's women's basketball team will be in
my hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach on Friday. I hear he's going to list all of his Tyler Jett join host Adam Berry to action tonight at 7, facing No. 16 Kentucky
mistresses in the form of a song, patterned after Petey Pablo's "Freek-a-Leek." discuss UF's new assistant coaches in Lexington. It will be the thrid-straight
... Donte Stallworth is back in the NFL after missing a year for a vehicular homi- and preview the upcoming baseball game against a ranked opponent for the
cide charge and says he can run a 4.3. Good, run instead of driving from now on. season. Check it out on iTunes. Gators. For full coverage, check it out online.






22, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


Brombacher, DeFelice lead Gators to first home win


* THE JUNIOR CATCHER HIT
TWO HOMER VS. DOLPHINS.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer

After a weekend in which the
offense and defense took turns
carrying the load, the Gators were
able to finally put it all together
with a 6-1 win over Jacksonville
in their home opener.
Battery mates Stephanie Bro-
mbacher and Tiffany DeFelice led
the way for UF (4-1).
Brombacher got the complete-
game win, allowing only one run
on two hits while striking out
nine, including the first four bat-
ters for the Dolphins (4-1).
After struggling late in games
over the weekend, Brombacher
retired the opposition in order
from the fifth inning on Wednes-
day, striking out four in the pro-
cess.
"I stayed a little bit more men-
tally focused, especially in the
late innings, to just go out there
and pitch my game instead of get-
ting juiced up and trying to throw
the ball harder because that's not
what I do," Brombacher said.
While Brombacher's mental
focus certainly played a role, her
physical stamina was just as im-
pressive.


Despite throwing 109 pitches
in the game, she was as sharp in
the final frame, throwing nine of
her 12 pitches for strikes.
"Anytime you're going
through some struggles in late
innings, it's mostly fatigue, and
fatigue then mentally fatigues
you, too, so I thought she did a
good job coming out strong and
finishing really well," UF coach
Tim Walton said.
DeFelice got the scoring start-
ed in the second inning for the
Gators with a two-run home run
off the left-field foul pole and lat-
er added a solo shot off the score-
board to start the fourth.
The junior catcher's 3-for-3
night really got her season on
track after she went only 2 for
12 in the team's season-opening
tournament.
"I think it was just a lot of
frustration coming out from last
weekend so it was nice I had a
good day. I felt good today," De-
Felice said.
The Gators added a pair of
runs in the bottom of the third
with an RBI single from senior
Francesca Enea, who scored three
pitches later on a double by ju-
nior Kelsey Bruder.
Enea's RBI was her team-lead-
ing 11th, while Bruder's moved
her into second on the team with
four.


UF also added an insurance
run in the bottom of the sixth, as
freshman Brittany Walker got her
career at home started on a good


note with a sacrifice fly to right
that scored pinch runner Lauren
Heil.
Florida improved in the area


in which it struggled the most on
opening weekend, leaving only
four runners on base in Wednes-
day's win.


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Rainey may play receiver, running back

FOOTBALL, from page 21


go," and turning away from the
lectern as soon as Edwards' name
was brought up.
Austin and Durkin still don't
have clearly defined roles, as
which positions they handle will
depend on Florida's hiring of
graduate assistants.
Durkin said he will be in-
volved with coaching the special
teams for the Gators, a sign that
Meyer will likely lessen his du-
ties this season, like Meyer said
he would.
Drayton is the team's new re-
cruiting coordinator, and he said
Dade County and the Orlando
area will be his main regions of
focus.
Drayton has the strongest
ties to the Gators' program, as
he held the same position at UF
from 2005-07 before leaving for
Tennessee, then spending a year
at Syracuse.
His departure was less than
amicable.
Heading to a Southeastern
Conference rival didn't sit well
with Meyer, and Drayton later
complained about the way run-
ning backs were used in Meyer's
offense.
Drayton said he and Meyer
patched things up, but the phone
call offering his old job wasn't ex-
pected.
"I would be lying to you if I
said I wasn't surprised," Drayton
said. "But we're grown men. All
that stuff was really blown out of
proportion. The respect we had
for each other was never compro-
mised."
Drayton's return likely means
more playing time for running
back Emmanuel Moody, who
transferred to UF from USC
in large part to work with the
coach.
Drayton praised Moody on
Wednesday for the more physical
style he showed last season.


Alligator File Photo
Stan Drayton returned to coach running backs at UF after leaving the
Gators for Tennessee and Syracuse for a year each.


The running backs coach
added that Chris Rainey will
split time between running back
and receiver, taking over the role
Percy Harvin played in Florida's
offense.


"How can you not take advan-
tage of what Chris Rainey can do
all over the field? We're definitely
going to tap into that," Drayton
said.


BOBBY, from page 21

like that one, but this meet was just
one in a recent trend of close meets
between Florida and the five-time
defending national champion.
Excluding last year's meet, the
last five dual meets between the
two have been decided by .5 points
or less, including a tie in 2007.
This year's is setting up to be
another close matchup. The Gators
are ranked No. 4 while the Bull-
dogs are No. 7. The two teams are
averaging total scores within .2 of
each other.
This could also be Florida's best
chance to win since its victory in
2005, which was the only time the
Gators beat the Bulldogs in a dual
meet during Rhonda Faehn's ca-
reer as UF's coach.


Courtney Kupets, who is
NCAA's all-time leader in indi-
vidual titles with nine despite only
competing in the NCAA Cham-
pionships three times due to an
injury her junior season, finally
graduated.
Georgia's longtime coach Su-
zanne Yoculan retired after last
season. She racked up 10 national
championships in her 26 years at
the school.
And the Bulldogs enter the
meet with their lowest ranking
since 2005, when they were also
No. 7.
No matter the result, though, it
is sure to be another exciting com-
petition between two perennial
national-title contenders.
Just remember: If someone falls,
don't cheer.


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before," Parsons said. "You guys might be thinking, 'Here
we go again. It's the same thing as the last two years,' but
we're a much better team. We're more focused, we've been
through it and we have goals that we want to reach."
The obvious goal for the Gators is a return to the NCAA
Tournament, but in order to get there, they will have to do
something they've been unable to do the past few years:
beat top-tier SEC teams in the final weeks of the season.
Many of the squads UF fell to in 2008 and 2009 were
eventual Tournament teams. But Parsons
recognized his team's need to separate
itself from the rest of the bubble teams
if UF wants to avoid a third-straight Na-
Men's tional Invitation Tournament bid.
Basketball "The last two years, it's not like we
were playing slouch teams," Parsons
said. "We were playing good teams that
went to the NCAA Tournament. The biggest thing for us
this year is to find a way to win some of those games so
we can be one of those teams."
While wins against ranked conference opponents like
Tennessee (Tuesday), Vanderbilt (March 2) and Kentucky
(March 7) will boost their chances of making the Tourna-
ment, the Gators can improve their odds by winning the
games they need to starting tonight.
"Everything's crucial now," Parsons said. "We've got
to see what we're made of."






24, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010


UF BASEBALL


Toledo ready for return


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
achiang@alligatororg


Just one year ago, Tommy Toledo was
dealing with the disappointment of missing
the entire 2009 season.
But in Friday's season-opener, the red-
shirt sophomore will get the start for No. 7
Florida.
After undergoing surgery on his right
shoulder for a torn labrum in October 2008,
Toledo was forced to sit out and redshirt.
"It was rough because that was the first
time I really had to sit out and not play," To-
ledo said.
There was a point late in the season where
he could have come back, but Toledo and the
team decided against it.
"I started heating it up a little bit and feel-
ing good again, but I just rested it and took it
easy," he said. "There was no point in wast-
ing a redshirt."
Instead, Toledo listened to the doctor's or-
ders and used the time to learn from the dug-
out. UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan looked at the
time off as an opportunity to teach him the
intricacies of pitching, like the importance of
first-pitch strikes and keeping the ball low in
the strike zone.
"I remember back in high school, I just
went out there and just threw," Toledo said.
"Now, I understand the game a lot more."
He also followed the rehab schedule with-
out taking any shortcuts, which took approxi-
mately 14-16 months in length.
Athletic trainer John Barrett set up a plan
consisting of four phases for Toledo.
First, he worked on improving the range of
motion in his shoulder, then came a strength-


ening program, followed by some condition-
ing and finally a throwing program.
But mentally, Barrett wasn't sure if Toledo
was ready at first.
"Sometimes it takes even longer from a
mental aspect, that the athlete believes that
they're back to where they were beforehand,"
Barrett said. But I think mentally he is ready
to go. I think he's seen glimpses of the way he
wants to throw and the way that he knows
he's capable of throwing."
Toledo started feeling like himself again
when he returned to Gainesville fresh off of
Christmas break.
In spring practice, he
has thrown as fast as 93
mph and stayed on the
same pitch count as the
others pitchers throughout
their scrimmages.
"I feel just as good as
I did when I came in my
Toledo freshman year," Toledo
said.
Not all is back to normal, however.
He has noticed it takes 10 minutes longer
to warm up his arm.
"I just have to do some more running and
arm stretching right before and after and take
care of my arm a little bit more," he said.
"Definitely, it's in the back of my mind."
Toledo won't have much time to think
about the shoulder, though.
He will be able to finally put all of the in-
jury concerns behind him on Friday.
"I didn't want to have him sit the whole
weekend just watching the other guys go
out there," O'Sullivan said. "I just wanted to
throw him right in the mix. He is certainly
good enough, so we'll see what he can do."


UF tied for first at SECs


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

After the first day of the 2010 South-
eastern Conference Championship Meet,
the Florida swimming and diving teams
are tied for first place.
The women's team is currently tied
with Georgia at 95 points. On the men's
side, the Gators are tied with Auburn at
100 points.
"This is obviously going to be a very,
very close conference meet," coach
Gregg Troy said. "There are a bunch of
great teams with a bunch of good swim-
mers swimming fast times."
After posting the fourth-best score in
the women's 1-meter diving preliminary
round, it seemed senior Kara Salamone
saved her best for last, as she posted a
326.70. More than six points ahead of the
second-place finisher, Salamone became
the first Florida diving one-meter cham-
pion since 2000.
"It's absolutely awesome to win this
event. I've been diving five years, and
to go out on a high note is awesome.
There's been so much preparation and
a lot of hard work, good times and bad
times, even tears," Salamone said. "I re-
ally credit everything to (diving) coach
Donnie (Craine). He's made me into
everything I am as a diver today, and I
couldn't have done it without him."
In the men's 3-meter diving finals,
sophomores Colin Bell and Anthony


Lewark placed fifth and seventh, respec-
tively. These finishes helped the men's
team gain crucial points.
"It was an awesome way to start our
night," Craine said. "We had nearly a
perfect day on the boards, and I couldn't
be more proud of our group of divers."
In the 200-yard medley relay, the
Florida women came in third while the
men came in second. The men's relay
team of Omar Pinzon, Conor Dwyer,
Shaune Fraser and Roberto Gomez fin-
ished with an NCAA automatic-qualify-
ing time of 1:25.10.
In the 800-yard freestyle relay, the


Swimming


Gators women fin-
ished second as the
men placed first.
Shaune Fraser, Brett
Fraser, Sebastien
RousseauandDwyer
met another NCAA


automatic-qualifying time, setting a new
Florida and Southeastern Conference
record with a time of 6:15.91. The relay
team finished more than seven seconds
ahead of the second-place team.
"Our men's 800-free relay is the fast-
est in the country right now, and the
women's 200-medley relay is the third-
fastest behind the two that took first and
second tonight," Troy said. "We wish we
could have been a little bit faster in the
shorter relays, but overall we're pleased.
This is only day one of a four-day meet.
We have three days left, and we need to
stay focused and race hard."


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