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ON CAMPUS


Annual step show brings 5,000 to O'Dome


By SARAH JACKSON
Alligator Contributing Writer


Audience members sang along
as nine members of Iota Phi Theta
wore vests and combat boots and
danced to "You Belong With Me"
by Taylor Swift at the 21st annual
Florida Invitational Step Show.
Iota Phi Theta was the winning
fraternity step team, and Sigma
Gamma Rho won first place for
sororities at the competition
Saturday night in the O'Connell
Center.
Kappa Alpha Psi placed sec-
ond place for the fraternities and
Zeta Phi Beta placed second for
the sororities.
The nine judges were former
members of participating sorori-
ties and fraternities.
Letticia Etti, an industrial en-
gineering sophomore, said she
was impressed with Iota Phi The-
ta's performance, which included
a parody of the "Bad Boys" mov-
ies and about four dances.
"Iota was real creative," Etti
said. "They show their pride, and


it was well put together."
Pop culture references were a
popular trend, but the Alpha Phi
Alpha fraternity team chose the
theme of working on a plantation
instead.
The members came out in tat-
tered clothes, and their "master,"
wearing white face-paint, kept
trying to stop them from danc-
ing.
"lota was real creative.
They show their pride, and
it was well put together."
Letticia Etti
UF sophomore

Etti, an audience member, said
having the performer wear white
face paint was a bold move, but
adding the segment was a contro-
versial decision.
She said she thought people
would be offended by it.
The Sigma Gamma Rho step
team called themselves "Sigma-
tars" and twirled blue and gold
SEE STEP SHOW, PAGE 8


Bus drivers face off


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer

Saturday was a bad day to be a
tennis ball, orange cone or traffic
drum.
About 60 people gathered on the
driving pad behind the Gainesville
Regional Airport Saturday morning
to watch some of Gainesville's most
daring bus drivers compete in the
12th Annual Regional Transit Sys-
tem Bus Roadeo.
Four Gainesville RTS drivers
participated in the large obstacle
course, which at times looked more
like a demolition derby.
In his race around the track,
Roadeo winner Eddie Bishop only


destroyed or knocked over a hand-
ful of cones, barrels and balls, an ac-
complishment that will send him to
the statewide bus-driving competi-
tion in Orlando next month.
Winners at the state tournament
receive cash prizes and get invita-
Around tions to partici-
Gainesville pate in national
and even interna-
tional bus-driving
competitions, he said.
Though navigating the tennis
ball gauntlet was hard enough, the
state-level competition is probably
going to be more difficult, Bishop
said.
"[The state level] is probably go-
ing to be some crazy stuff," he said.


J. Hunter Sizemore/ Alligator Staff
Ericka Perry, a recent graduate of Florida International University, performs a step routine inspired by
the movie "Avatar" at UF's Florida Invitational Step Show Saturday night.


I Machen: More cuts to come


* HE INTRODUCED A PLAN TO
INCREASE PERCENTAGE OF OUT-OF-
STATE STUDENTS.

By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Writer

UF President Bernie Machen had an im-
portant message for the Board of Trustees
Friday: Prepare for cuts.
The university has already eliminated
$140 million from its budget during the last
three years, but Machen said the speaker of
the house and Senate president have told
him there will be more budget cuts in the
coming year.
Machen warned 2011-2012 will be the
worst academic year because UF will have
used $40 million in funding from the fed-
eral stimulus.
Senior Vice President of Administration
Brian Beach presented a plan that would


annually cut enrollment by 5.6 percent.
It would also raise tuition by 15 percent
and raise the salaries of UF faculty 3 per-
cent.
The plan would still cause UF to run a
budget deficit of tens of millions of dollars
until 2014.
Exactly how many millions depends on
how much the legislature
cuts university funding.
Machen said UF would
also ask the legislature
to make some policy
changes to create revenue
for the university. That
would include increasing
Machen the percentage of students
who come to UF from out
of state.
"It could easily get worse before it gets
better," W.A. "Mac" McGriff, chairman of
the Board of Trustees, said about the state's
budget crisis. "A lot worse."


* UF catcher Mike
Zunino hit a walk-
off single in the bot-
tom of 10th inning
to give the Gators
a 7-6 win Sunday
and complete their
season-opening
sweep of USF in
Gainesville.
See Story, Page 14.


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GPD study highlights accidents involving pedestrians


West University Avenue has most dangerous intersections


By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Mother always said look both ways be-
fore crossing the street.
Now, the Gainesville Police Depart-
ment is urging pedestrians to do the same
thing after a recent study concluded there
are about three traffic accidents involving
pedestrians every week.
The most dangerous intersections for
pedestrians are West University Avenue
and Northwest 17th street and Northwest
13th Street and 23rd Avenue, according to
a 2007 to 2009 GPD database.
GPD Cpl. Tscharna Senn said cross-
walks have been repainted and made more
visible since the study.


Likewise, she said the department has
created and distributed brochures that de-
tail different types of traffic violations and
how to avoid getting one.
According to the safety brochure, Flor-
ida law requires drivers to yield to pe-
destrians at a crosswalk even when there
are no pavement markings, drivers may
not pass other drivers at a crosswalk and
turning vehicles must yield to a pedestrian
crossing on a green light or at the "walk"
signal.
"We're not trying to go out and write a
bunch of tickets that may or may not get
people to actually learn the law," Senn
said. "And we want them to actually
learn."
Senn advised pedestrians and drivers


"We're not trying to go out and
write a bunch of tickets that may
or may not get people to actually
learn the law. And we want them
to actually learn."
Tscharna Senn
GPD Cpl.

to simply pay attention while on roads.
And while Senn stressed pedestrian ac-
cidents usually involve fault from both the
driver and the pedestrian, she reminded
Gainesville residents many of these acci-
dents could have been prevented.
"You shouldn't be on the phone, tex-


ting, fumbling with the radio, the comput-
er or GPS. Your eyes should be forward
and focusing on driving," she said.
Although Senn said there is no law
against texting while driving, she advised
drivers to put their phones down while
driving to avoid accidents.
"Anytime you're distracted from the
road, then you're increasing your likeli-
hood of being involved in a crash."
Senn said the need for drivers and pe-
destrians to be alert is even more important
in a college town like Gainesville, where
people frequently cross busy intersections
throughout the day.
"We have a lot of traffic, and people
like to walk," she said. "When you have a
lot of people walk in a small area, you're
going to have the potential to have more
crashes."


ON CAMPUS

Car show raises money for charity


By ROXANNE FRASER
Contributing Writer

A white 1991 Audi sedan was
nestled among expensive sports
cars and flashy trucks on the


Commuter Parking Lot behind
Hume parking garage.
Underneath the hood of the
sedan was a five-cylinder engine
that could compete with the en-
gine of a sports car.


Couples tango at


Haiti fundraiser
By PAIGE LACY
Alligator Contributing Writer

It took more than two to tango at a Haiti relief fundraiser
Sunday night when about 21 couples raised more than $700
during a dance at the UF Hillel.
Richard Cepeda, the UF Argentine Tango Club president,
said all of the money collected will be donated to the American
Red Cross Haiti relief fund.
"We wanted to host an event where people could have fun
and donate to a good cause," Cepeda said.
aiti Tango for Haiti was organized by the UF Ar-
Relief gentine Tango Club and UF Hillel. The event in-
cluded tango workshops and special performanc-
es by club members.
Valery Bonbon, a civil engineering senior, said she has seen
the Argentine tango before, but this is her first trying the steps.
"I was never brave enough to take lessons until this event,"
Bonbon said.
After the workshops ended, couples began gliding across
the dance floor.
Burcin Unel, a tango instructor, said the most important
part of learning the tango is the connection.
"A connection to a partner, to the music and dance floor is
essential," Unel said. "The connection is more important than
perfecting the steps."


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"I like the idea of having a car
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driving it and it could blow the
doors off a Lamborghini," said
Chris Gregg, a mechanical engi-
neering junior who built most of
the parts.
The American Society of
Mechanical Engineers hosted
SwampFest 2010, the fourth an-
nual UF car, truck and motorcy-
cle show Saturday from 2 p.m. to
8 p.m., and between 200 and 250
people stopped by to check out
a group of about 60 cars, trucks
and motorcycles.
Participants won awards for
their vehicles in 20 categories
ranging from Best Domestic Old
Car to Best Junk. The prizes fea-
tured car roof reupholstery and
window tinting.
The event raised money for
the Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation, and this year half the
proceeds will go toward Gators
United for Haiti.
Organizers are still calculating
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UF students puck off at underwater hockey clinic


Team ranked fourth overall in national competition


By STEFANIA FERRO
Alligator Contributing Writer

With fins on her feet for the first time,
Veronica Kwiatkowski dove into the Flori-
da Pool and searched for a hockey puck.
The biology sophomore was one of 24
who attended the UF Underwater Hockey
team's clinic Saturday at the Florida Pool.
Using sticks about 1 foot long, under-
water hockey players push pucks across
the pool's bottom and try shooting them
into the opposing team's underwater goal
at the end of the pool, according to the
team's Web site.
Each team has six players equipped
with sticks, goggles, snorkels and head-
gear.
Rafael Seminario, the club's president,
said the UF team ranks fourth overall in


the national competition, and it's the only
college underwater hockey club ranked in
the "A" division for the sport.
Seminario has been playing for almost
two years.
Although underwater hockey is a non-
contact sport, he said he still gets the same
workout he would playing basketball.
Some members of the Swordfish Un-
derwater Hockey club at Georgia Tech, in-
cluding Nicole Mazouchova, came to the
clinic to get more practice.
Mazouchova, 28, president of the
Swordfish club, said she learned about the
sport while studying in Canada.
She created the Swordfish team in 2008
and the team now has between 20 and 25
members.
To gain more experience, her team vid-
eotapes practices to improve their strategy


in the sport.
She said she would like to send some of
the team's players to national and world
underwater hockey competitions in the
future.
But UF player Keely Kilduff said new
competitors may have trouble adjusting to
the sport.
Kilduff, an animal sciences sophomore,
has been playing underwater
On hockey for two weeks.
Campus She said the hardest part
for new players is breathing
with a snorkel.
Andrei Savu, 28, a player on the Geor-
gia Tech team, said there are two types of
people: Those who are comfortable with
the snorkel and those who are not.
He said new players should attend a set
number of practices before giving up on


the sport.
"Don't judge until you've been here
three times," he said.
Andre Thomas, the vice president of
the UF team, has been playing the sport
for more than four years.
He said the team fosters friendships.
"The underwater hockey community is
very close-knit," he said.

Rules of Underwater Hockey
1. Play is on the bottom of the pool, so
effectiveness is governed by how much
time is spent on the bottom
2. No body contact unless your stick is on
the puck
3. The person in control of the puck
cannot be pushed
4. Passing is done by throwing the puck off
your stick with a flick of your wrist


AROUND GAINESVILLE

Local kids take a hike


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

Eric Thompson looked down, his
white Nike shoes barely safe from
the mud.
While hiking through Prairie
Creek Preserve, Eric, 9, was looking
for wildlife amid the trees, leaves
and log walkways.
Eric and four classmates from
Lake Forest Elementary School ex-
plored the Prairie Creek Preserve
Saturday as part of Take A Hike,
Florida!, an event created for the
Florida Forever program.
The hike at Prairie Creek was one
of 12 walks throughout Florida Sat-
urday. Florida Forever is an organi-
zation that purchases and preserves
land in the state.
For the first time in more than
20 years, Florida Forever did not re-
ceive funding from the state legisla-
ture after the budget was created.
Gov. Charlie Crist suggested
the legislature give the organiza-
tion about $5 million next year, but


members of Florida Forever want
residents to write legislatures to en-
sure it receives the money.
Eric and other Lake Forest stu-
dents who hiked participated as
part of Gainesville's Inner City Out-
ings program, which was created by
the Sierra Club. The group's goal is
to bring children on outdoor adven-
tures, said Maryvonne Devensky,
the program's chairwoman.
Devensky said she is passionate
about the program because it gives
children a chance to explore the out-
doors, which is something she thinks
most do not do often enough.
When Eric got to Prairie Creek
around 9:30 a.m., he told adults he
was looking for an alligator.
"I want to see a huge one," he
said, spreading his arms as wide as
he could.
But Eric did not see any alliga-
tors. Devensky said the Lake Forest
students' loud noises might have
scared the animals.
"We have to train them to be qui-
et," she said.


City Arborist Meg Hutchinson and others lead the Inner City Outings program on a hike in Rochelle Sat-
urday afternoon.


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Editorial

Split Ticket
After a very, very long afternoon in a sauna we
mean office of niceties from politicos in training
and conversation after conversation about the Reitz
Union's renovation and expansion, we'd like to present you
with our spring 2010 endorsement. Hold onto your hats, ladies
and gentlemen, because this endorsement may surprise you.
Unlike U.S. presidential elections, SG tickets are not inex-
tricably fused. Students cast a separate vote for treasurer than
president and vice president. So we chose the candidates not
the party we felt would best represent students.
We have chosen not to endorse a candidate for Student Body
president because both Unite Party candidate Ashton Charles
and Student Alliance party candidate Ben Cavataro are quali-
fied, well-versed in Student Government and hard workers.
After talking to both of these candidates, it was clear that either
would do well in office, and we trust them both.
Charles is the Senate President and has experience working
with the administration. She is a powerful speaker with a natu-
ral gift for engaging people, and she is sincere and motivated.
Cavataro, who is just as experienced as Charles in networking
and public service, is the president of Florida College Demo-
crats, proving his determination and ability to succeed in the
public eye. He has proven he genuinely cares about the Student
Body and will fight to stand up for the good of UF students.
Both are in favor of putting voting records and budget de-
tails online, being true advocates on behalf of the student voice
in front of the Board of Trustees and making the goings-on of
SG generally more transparent. The Editorial Board believes
students should decide which candidate they would be com-
fortable and proud to have represent them.
When it comes to the other positions and issues we were able
to make decisions.
The Editorial Board endorses Student Alliance party can-
didate Sagar Sane for Student Body vice president. His ideas
on creating an endowment fund that would take Accent and
Student Government Productions off of Student Activity and
Service Fees (money taken out of our tuition) and making them
self-sustaining entities is innovative and economically savvy.
Furthermore, it would allow the more than $1 million used to
fund those organizations be spent elsewhere, like funding stu-
dent groups. Sane already set up a fund like this from scratch
at his previous school, which gives us peace of mind and confi-
dence that he'll be able to do it here successfully.
As for Student Body treasurer, the Editorial Board is going
to pick the candidate with the most experience, and Unite Party
candidate Virlany Taboada has plenty of it. She is the chair-
woman of the Senate's Budget and Appropriations Committee,
which means she deals with SG's budget on a daily basis. She
supports a more transparent SG budget, which will always pull
at our heartstrings.
There's one referendum question that has caused a lot of
talk. First of all, keep in mind that a referendum question is like
a survey, it's only to measure students' opinions, not take any
action. The Editorial Board... drum roll please... is endorsing the
renovation and expansion of the Reitz Union. Its clear the union
has seen better days, and it's going to cost $42.5 million to fix it.
There are still utilities that have been there since 1967.
Now, before you crumple up the paper and throw it away
in anger, you should know students aren't going to be the only
people funding the new union. Reitz advocates will be seeking
out money from the Capital Improvement Trust Fund, which
is currently funding Southwest Rec Center's renovation, and
alumni donations. The proposed dollar amounts aren't set in
stone and could even be lower. The new union could have more
meeting space student organizations need, more parking, far
more study space and a 1,500 person auditorium. These are all
things UF needs and our current union lacks.
However, our support of the expansion is conditional and
hinges on one important point: We're only in favor if SG keeps
its promise to do everything it can to make sure graduate as-
sistants do not pay the fee.
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n issue that plagued me considerably last year has
recently resurfaced with the addition of wide re-
ceiver Dontd Stallworth to the roster of the NFL's
Baltimore Ravens. Stallworth, who nabbed passes for the
Cleveland Browns during the 2008 season, was arrested
in March of 2009 and charged with DUI manslaughter af-
ter hitting 59-year-old Mario Reyes. This event garnered a
modest amount of media coverage and paled in compari-
son to the circus surrounding the Michael Vick case. It's
this disparity in coverage and, more specifically, public
outrage that's at the root of my dismay.
Vick, as we're all well aware, pleaded guilty to funding,
operating and taking part in dog fighting, most notably the
inhumane killing of six to eight underachieving dogs with
two of his accomplices, according to court documents.
Stallworth had been doing 50 in a 40 with his Blood Al-
cohol Content at more than 0.12. Reyes was rushing to catch
a bus after work when he was struck by Stallworth's Bent-
ley. (In his defense, Stallworth thoughtfully flashed his lights
several times before plowing into Reyes.)
I can understand the severity of Vick's punishment -
nearly two years and perhaps nine figures' worth but I'm
absolutely dumbfounded with regards to the leniency Stall-
worth received. Reyes was deemed partially at fault for not
being in a crosswalk, and there was further leniency shown
toward Stallworth for both flashing his lights and being
compliant with officers and taking full responsibility for the
crash. First of all, instead of flashing his lights, why did he
not, I don't know, try swerving and slamming on his brakes?
After all, he wasn't driving a Toyota. Secondly, why is he be-
ing rewarded for simply not making things worse? Owning
up to one's actions should not be considered going "above
and beyond." (What could he have done otherwise, pull a
Jamie Foxx and blame it on the alcohol?) I mean, if I go out
to get plastered tonight and smash into somebody driving
home, I'm toast; it's a wrap for me. The only thing I'll have to


worry about is not fumbling the soap,
followed by a long, lonely stint work-
ing at CVS until I'm eighty.
All said and done, Vick served
nearly a month of mixed incarceration
(federal, state and house arrest) for ev-
Ryan Spencer ery day Stallworth served in jail 23
letters@alligator org months versus 24 days.
So on one hand we have Vick, who's
largely considered to be the Animal
Antichrist, and on the other we have Stallworth, who, well,
doesn't really have any sort of stigma weighing him down.
This inconsistency can't simply be a function of their pre-in-
cident status no, not in the same country that has rocketed
to stardom the likes of Sarah Palin, Speidi and Mario Lopez.
Moreover, Stallworth's accident is precisely the kind of event
for which he could be remembered in infamy, and yet he re-
mains under the radar. Where's the trial by fire we've grown
accustom to? It was ruthlessly easy in Vick's case given the
animals involved, but there was relative silence when it was
a person whom Stallworth killed. Do Vick's 2.33 dogs really
overshadow Stallworth's single person?
It seems the word "accident" is likely the root of the prob-
lem here. Vick's actions are seen as manifestations of some in-
ner malevolence representative of Vick himself. Stallworth's
"accident," on the other hand, is seen as a product of circum-
stance. However, if I were to claim Vick's actions were direct
results of his upbringing and culture, I would be bombarded
with retorts about choice, responsibility, etc. Similarly, Stall-
worth must be held to the same standard, especially given
the fact that he was in a position to have a driver for every
time he left his home, let alone every time he drank. He liter-
ally invites this event to happen, albeit not specifically with
Reyes, and ends up more or less getting a free pass he is
who we thought he was, and we let him off the hook.
Ryan Spencer is a psychology senior. His columns appear on
Monday.


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Letters to the Editor
Students should take a stand against
hate act
I hope that I am joined by the entire uni-
versity community in condemning the most
recent incident of hate speech on our cam-
pus. For those of you who do not know,
fliers were distributed across campus and
around Gainesville that said, "Student Alli-
ance party is the Nazi Party," printing our
logo and a swastika with an equal sign be-
tween them.
I am disgusted individuals who stand
against us, individuals who have used the
deaths of millions for political ends, have
resulted to such cowardly and despicable
tactics. If you have any information about
who committed this act, I beg you to come
forward now. Finding the truth in this mat-
ter is the first step to healing our campus in
the aftermath of this entire ordeal.
As a Jew, a member of the Student Alli-
ance and a UF student, I am extremely of-
fended by these actions. We all need to stand
against this example of bigotry and hate and
we must come together as students. I urge
you all to stay strong, even in the face of this
vile act. As one voice, we can drown out the
hate on this campus and work together for
our university's future.
Jonathan Ossip
Student Alliance Senate Leader



Dove World Outreach Center should be
forced off campus
Members of the Dove World Outreach
Center should be forced off campus by
students and faculty alike. Gainesville resi-
dents should not tolerate blatant prejudice,
whether it be on billboards or T-shirts. The
message needs to be simple and direct: The
Dove World Outreach Center does not be-


long on campus and does not belong on the
streets. The hateful messages should be kept
inside their festering warehouse of Bibles
and screen-printing presses. When citizens
become indifferent to religiously or cultur-
ally incendiary messages, evil will triumph.
Everyone needs to know that genocide be-
gins when lay people tolerate bigotry. If
members of the Dove Center can walk freely
though campus, student and faculty silence
is directly condoning their message. When
did the Holocaust begin? Did it begin when
the first victims died? When they were put on
trains? The Holocaust began when a whole
people became desensitized to violence and
apathetic to racism. The Dove Center is us-
ing religious text to try to label and isolate
Islamic people. If this sounds familiar, join
me and force the members of this wretched
group off our campus and off our streets.
David Hanan
4CALS



Administrators make reforms, not SG
Jordan Johnson and Hitler: Are they the
same? Ben Meyers: Could he be our genera-
tion's Joseph Goebbels? Is Ashton Charles
the next Rudolf Hess?
Obviously, the answer to these ques-
tions is "no." These Nazis committed crimes
against humanity and are some of the most
evil characters man has ever produced. A
Student Government politician could hardly
warrant such infamy. However, such a com-
parison does pose some valid questions. Do
these Unite figures represent an oppressive
regime that has single-handedly ruled SG
for years? Absolutely. Have they pushed
through their own fascist agenda with no re-
gard for the will of the people? Thousands of
dollars spent on "necessary" perks each year


scream "yes." Most importantly, do any of
these politicians deserve your support? Not
unless they earn it, and so far, all of SG has
been phoning it in. List off achievements
until you're blue in the face, but it doesn't
change the fact that most of those reforms
that SG made over the past year were actu-
ally made by UF administrators. SG simply
rubber-stamped them through. The constant
word wars and positioning that happen on
these pages disgust me. Every day, SG at UF
proves that it is nothing more than a mouth-
piece, and, while that does make them the
perfect complement to the codpiece that our
administration so frequently resembles, the
blame games are not helping students.
Hear my words, SG horde. Bow down in
front of your leaders. Kiss their golden rings
and jockey for their favor. Enjoy the empty
congratulations and promises they feed you.
But know, when the SG Nuremberg comes,
Joe Voter with his beer in hand will
not care how many asses you kissed or how
many voters you coerced when he decides
to send you to the gallows.
Frank J. Walch
Former Keg Party presidential candidate



Greek philanthropies not egotistical
Philanthropies are a chance for the Greek
community as a whole, and the houses in-
dividually, to provide charitable service to
their communities through the power of col-
lective action. It's hard to believe that such
an altruistic goal could be smeared or tar-
nished, yet recent commentary in the Alliga-
tor has proved otherwise.
In a letter to the editor earlier this week,
someone made the comment that Greeks
wouldn't continue to host philanthropies if
the University didn't make them. Howev-


er, the entire Greek community would say
quite the opposite. Seeing as this comment
was made rather ignorantly by an outsider
to the Greek community looking in, allow
us to illuminate the details. Yes, there are
required Greek standards that must be met
yearly, including an initiative to host a chari-
table event. However, nothing in the range
of the magnitude, time, effort, or dedica-
tion is required that each house puts in to
their philanthropies. The Greek system goes
above and beyond its calling to help the
community with each philanthropic event,
collectively raising hundreds of thousands
of dollars a year to go toward charitable
foundations.
Another bit of naivete crept amongst the
editorial page of the Alligator on Tuesday,
when the editorial board accused Beta Theta
Pi's philanthropy of being egotistical. Just
because invoking sorority pride in a compet-
itive fashion is an effective means of garner-
ing participation and raising donations does
not mean that an event is egotistical. We at
Delta Upsilon, instead, applaud Beta Theta
Pi for their efforts and fundraising.
For the naysayers, we would ask, what
have you done for your community re-
cently? Sure, the Alligator has given some
elementary students some excellent oral sex
tips. But let's not demean true philanthropic
achievement.
Delta Upsilon will be hosting its annual
philanthropy, DU Got Talent?, March 18 at
Skyy Night Club. The philanthropy is a tal-
ent show for all student groups, and all pro-
ceeds and donations will go to the Boys and
Girls Club of Gainesville. For more informa-
tion, or to enter a contestant group, please
contact the Delta Upsilon philanthropy chair
at dugottalent@gmail.com.
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GREEK LIFE

Frat raises $31K for children


By ANDREA RUMBAUGH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Sigma Chi's annual philanthro-
py, Derby Days, raised a record-
breaking $31,000 for the Children's
Miracle Network at Shands at UF on
Friday and Saturday.
"It's probably one of the best
things we do, and it's a great cause,"
said Brett Owens, a Derby Days
chairman. "It's been really fulfill-
ing."
Sororities also competed to earn
points based on how much money
they raised, how many hats they
collected in a campus-wide hat hunt
and how they performed in a line-
dancing competition.
Kappa Delta won the overall
competition, but Alpha Omicron Pi
won the line dancing competition
About 300 people to Norman Field
on Saturday morning. Fifteen sorori-
ties competed, and each one chose a
theme to base its dance around.
Jenna Rush, an advertising se-
nior, danced her fourth and final
year with Delta Gamma.


"I do it every year because it's
so much fun working with the boys
and teaching them how to dance,"
she said. "It's hysterical, and it's a
good time."
Luke Sipka, a freshman, danced
with Phi Mu. The group's theme,
Bros and Hos, had the men and
women switching roles.
"It's probably one of the
best things we do, and it's
a great cause."
Brett Owens
Derby Days chairman

Sipka wore a blond wig and said
he enjoyed his breezy halter dress.
"It's a lot more open," Sipka said.
"The air just flows better."
Parents of participants also
showed their support.
Rita Goodman, a 56-year-old
psychotherapist from Orlando, was
there to watch her son Seth Good-
man, a member of Sigma Chi.
"So we are supporting this," she
said, pointing and laughing at her


son's leopard-print Tarzan costume.
As she poked fun at her son, his
friend Benjamin Powers, a junior fi-
nance major, came and danced with
her while wearing a Johnny Depp
pirate costume.
"These guys are a lot of fun,"
Goodman said. "They are so nice to
the parents when they come."
She said she enjoyed the event
and appreciated the fraternity's phi-
lanthropy.
"It's fabulous," she said. "I think
it's for a great cause. It's well orga-
nized, and the spirit of the boys and
girls is amazing."
In addition to the parents, soror-
ity sisters and friends cheered and
waved signs as they huddled to-
gether on tarps and beach towels to
watch the competition.
Sarah Crawford, a sophomore
psychology major who cheered for
her Chi Omega sisters, thought this
was one of the best Derby Days. She
also said Chi Omega had the best
dance.
"Ours was the best -that's just
how it goes," Crawford said.


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canes while doing acrobatics.
Other performances also featured parodies of movies
and shows.
The Omega Psi Phi fraternity's team opened their per-
formance with a parody of ESPN. They conducted a mock
interview with Tiger Woods and asked him about his in-
fidelities.
The dancers wore gold boots with purple laces while
dancing drills around orange cones.
Curtis Pugh, a member of Omega Psi Phi, said the team
practiced every night of the week before the
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Campus "They are very dedicated," Pugh said. "It
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The show, part of Black History Month, was hosted
by Fonzworth Bentley, from the MTV series "From G's
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The Atlanta native said he enjoyed being in Gainesville,
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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

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


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


For Rent
unfurnished


***PARKING***
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; 3's: 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


For Rent
Sunfurnished


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


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.

WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
1BR 1 Mofree 2BR 2 Mofree
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, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2


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


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


WALK & BIKE TO UF
S1BR/1BA $425
* 2BR $450-$600 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2






10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010


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

1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and pri-
vate gated court yard $450/mo. Great loca-
tion @ 3320 SW 23rd Street. On bus routes,
close to most everything. 352 377-2150 or
paloverde3320@yahoo.com 3-5-10-85-2

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 liv-
ing rm. W/D provided, game rm $1425/
mo. 2100 NW 8th Court. Call for directions.
Pets ok, fenced yard. 352-339-2342 2-26-
10-42-2


** 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 2BR/1BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gv1132601@gmail.com
2-26-10-32-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
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
4-21-10-55-2

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

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Large 4BR/2BA
house, large kitchen & living area. W/D
provided, prvcy fenced, pets ok, full sized
hottub on back scrn porch, DW, carport,
$1600/mo. 3413 NW 8th Ave 352-339-2342
2-26-10-20-2


AVAILABLE AUG 1. 3BR/1BA house.
Clean, quality. Nine blocks from campus,
W/D provided, cent H/AC fenced pvt shad-
ed backyard, hdwd firs, detached garage.
$1125/mo. 924 NW 9th Ave. 352-339-2342
2-26-10-20-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean modern
4BR/2BA accessiblee from all BRs) house.
fenced backyard, pets ok, fireplace, W/D
provided, wooded pvt big yard. $1425/mo,
cent H/AC. 2606 NW 34th St. 352-339-2342
2-26-10-20-2

AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean, quality house
4BR/2BA (equal access), privacy fenced
backyard, pets ok, hdwd firs, fireplace,
plenty of parking, W/D provided, DW, cent
H/AC $1400/mo 830 NW 16th Ave 352-339-2342
2-26-10-20-2

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

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
3-31-36-2

$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


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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 3-5-
10-20-2



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/1BA, 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


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100K+ Ear i'rst Year out of UF!
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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 e-mail 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


One month free rent to qualified tenant with
year long lease- 2/1 $575.00 mo, across
from Santa Fe College w/d hkups & central
A/C. edbaurmanagement.com, 4121 NW
37th PL 352-375-7104 2-26-10-5-2


2 Bd,1.5 Ba,1200 sq ft townhouse in the
heart of the Historic Duckpond. Tile, french
doors,hardwood fls,DW.Amazing location,
blocks to downtown.379-4952 $895mo 508
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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

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

2B/1.5B Available for Immediate Sub-Let
2nd fl unit, Arbor Park, 309 SW 16th Ave.
Spacious living/dining area, full kitchen,
balcony, central A/C & heat. 2 pools, laun-
dry and ample parking, well maintained by
friendly management. Pet friendly. Nice com-
plex w/ students & families. Close to Shands,
campus & downtown, major bus route with
grocery across the street. $700/mo (elec-
tric extra) Available NOW thru July 2010.
Contact Sean at 407.353.5721 or
smmcdaniel@gmail.com 2-25-10-5-3

1 BR UTILITIES INCLUDED, $650,
DOWNTOWN Gainesville. Available May -
Aug. Includes electric, cable, internet, W/D,
free parking in downtown garage, balcony.
Located in condo above Starbucks next to
Hippodrome. 201 SE 2nd Ave. Call Jason at
352-214-0302 for details. 2-26 10-5-3

SUBLEASE: ASAP Gainesville Place apts.
Male rommmate wanted, 4 bed/ 4 bath, un-
furnished bedroom/furnished apt. Rent $479
a month and will give $500 in cash when
signing. call 352-229-6222 2-26-10-5-3


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


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

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

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
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
Find (373-3463)

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







12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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***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


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


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



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


BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948. 2-25-10-72-13


LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and
fourth wednesdays of each month. These
hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and
have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 2-25-
10-72-13


OPERATION CATNIP
Many needs and opportunities can be found
at www.nmhp.net. Feral cat capture, spay-
ing, volunteering, office work earn Disney
Tix, etc. Email: operationcatnip@nmhp.net










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


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


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

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


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

PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 4-21-71-14

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


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Eugene Rollins
Black Male
(DOB 06/11/90); 5'11",
275 Ibs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes





Wanted for:
Felony Larceny
ALACIA COU NIT


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


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

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

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

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

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

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

Gator Tail Dancers

Entertainment

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

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

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

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

S**ATTENTION SMOKERS!***
**Do you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic 328-6603 or
email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 3-15-
20-14

SERVERS
Exp in full service. Apply in person between 2
& 5 NAPOLATANO'S 606 NW 75th St. 2-1-
10-4-14

PT Hibachi Chef & Server Wanted Asian fast
paced full service restaurant looking for ex-
pprofessional Hibachi Chefs & strong ser-
vers. Strict business oriented environment.
Responsible, disciplined team players only!
Fax resume to 352-337-0036. 2-24-10-
10-14


City of Gainesville/GRU is
seeking a student with event
planning exp. for a paid internship
opportunity. If interested, apply
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
2-26-10-10-14

MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med student. Evenings &
weekends. Fax resume to 373-2230 3-1-
10-10-14

Now hiring Waitstaff & Host(esse)s with ex-
prience. No calls. Apply: LaFiesta 7038 NW
10th PI. (behind Red Lobster) or 9513 NW
39th Ave between 2 & 4pm in person. 3-2-
10-10-14

MACRO-ECONOMICS TEACHER
IMMEDIATE OPENING
www.tutoringzone.com apply if you are well
versed in other classes. We only hire the
smartest and the funniest. Must be able to
entertain a group of 300 people while teach-
ing the course in a fun way. Experience in
macro is critical.If you are confident, funny,
charismatic email larina@tutoringzone.com
2-23-10-5-14

Looking for great experience to excell in your
career? Exactech, Inc is a medical device
company in Gainesville, FL. We are looking
for a part-time intern to start immediately, on
our human resources team. Job responsibi-
lites would include screening resumes, as-
sisting with new employee orientation, greet-
ing candidates for interviews and providing
with Exactech information, sourcing candi-
dates, posting jobs, and evaluating recruiting
trends and research. Please submit cover
letter and resume to human.resources@
exac.com 2-25-10-7-14

Marketing Assistant, P/T.
Assists with marketing and PR
for O'Connell Center. If
interested send e-mail
to musson@ufl.edu 2-25-7-14

Sun Country Summer Job Fair! Tues. Feb.
23 7-8:30 pm at the West gym.

Bring applications for Summer Camp,
Aquatics, Gymnastics, Cheer, Rockwall,
Tumbling, Dance Cleaning/Maintenance,
Office, Driving & more.
Applications at suncountrysports.com.
Contact hr@suncountrysports.com for info.
2-23-10-5-14

OFFICE MANAGER FT
Small hi-tech co. 3 yr exp Word, QuickBooks,
Internet. admin@comscire.com 352-334-
7299 3-4-10-10-14

Attention Smokers! Smokers are needed
to participate in a smoking cessation study.
You will be compensated for your participa-
tion. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab
and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at
ufsmokelab@gmail.com. 3-4-10-14

Help needed in growing construction office.
Job duties include estimating, project man-
agement. Come get practical experience
while in school. Prefer BCM students. Call
352-538-5506 2-26-10-5-14

DRIVER good driving record. Drive Buchholz
h.s. student from school @ 2:40pm to home
in NW Gaines. section. Call Renee 258-
5388. 2-26-10-5-14

PART TIME MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Mon 1pm-5pm, Tues & Fri 8am-5pm
Experience Preferred Send Resume to
TRC, 6400 Newberry Rd, Ste 301
Gainesville, FL 32605 3-2-10-7-14


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Sports 111 vtay
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Walk-off single gives Gators opening-weekend sweep


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Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
Freshman catcher Mike Zunino opened his UF career I for 9 at the plate before hitting the game-winning
single Sunday.


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Macklin leads Florida to road win


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alllgatororg

OXFORD, Miss. While Vernon Macklin was al-
most solely responsible for keeping Florida close in
the first half, Erving Walker put the game away in the
final minute.
Macklin scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-11
shooting, the Gators made 25 of 27 free throws and
Walker hit six straight from the line in the final 42 sec-
onds to push UF (19-8, 8-4 Southeastern Conference)
past Ole Miss (17-9, 5-7 SEC) 64-61 in Tad Smith Coli-
seum.
UF is now 6-3 in games decided by five points or
fewer, and the team finished 6-0 against the SEC West
for the first time since 2003.
Macklin had 16 of his 22 points in the first half Sat-
urday, taking advantage of the Rebels' man-to-man
defense to score 11 of the Gators' first 15 points.
He also hit all six of his free throws and grabbed
seven rebounds.
After struggling to find his rhythm at the begin-
ning of the season, Macklin is finally getting more
comfortable in the post. The junior center topped his
previous career high of 20 points, which he set earlier


this month against Mississippi State.
"I'm very confident right now," Macklin said, add-
ing that he has put in time with assistant coach Rob
Lanier to improve his post game. "Working on my
post moves is making me more confident and relaxed
when I get the ball."
The challenge for Macklin now, UF coach Billy
Donovan said, is staying consistent. After his 20-point
performance against Mississippi State, Macklin scored
just five at South Carolina four days
later.
"He played great, and he carried
us in a lot of ways, but he needs to
take that next step where he be-
comes a consistent player night after
night," Donovan said. "It may not be
Walker scoring, but just being a consistent
presence out there all the time."
Macklin was even good enough from the free-
throw line usually a weakness for the 6-foot-10
center for Donovan to leave him in for most of the
crunch-time minutes.
But when the Gators needed someone to close out
the game from the line, Walker stepped up.

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


* FRESHMAN MIKE ZUNINO
HIT THE GAME-WINNER.

By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alligator org

Mike Zunino couldn't have
asked for a better conclusion to his
first weekend with the Gators.
After starting the series 1 for 9,
the freshman catcher stepped to the
plate in the 10th inning with two
outs, the score tied at six and the po-
tential winning run on second base.
Coach Kevin O'Sullivan told him
to expect a fastball from USF closer
Kevin Quackenbush. Down 0-1
in the count, Zunino saw one and
swung, although he said he was too
excited and hit the pitch off the end
of his bat.
The result was a bloop single
down the right-field line that fell just
out of the reach of USF outfielder
Stephen Hunt. Sophomore Tyler
Thompson scored on the walk-off
single, giving the No. 7 Gators a 7-6
win in an opening-weekend sweep
of the Bulls (0-3).
One of Zunino's ugliest swings
produced one of the most clutch hit
of the series.
"You hit some of those in batting


practice and the coaches say, 'Oh,
that's a game-winner,"' he said of
the soft knock. "And then it comes
down and actually happens like
that. It's pretty ironic."
UF (3-0) won the first two games
of the weekend with lights-out
pitching and power hitting, but the
Gators needed to play small ball to
steal the final game of the series.
After surrendering a total of two
runs in nine innings on Friday and
Saturday, UF's bullpen imploded in
the eighth when sophomores Nick
Maronde and Greg Larson allowed
five runs.
But, down 6-3, the Gators rallied
in the ninth inning against Quack-
enbush. With the bases loaded, two
outs and a full count, senior Matt den
Dekker hit a two-run single through
the right side of the infield.
The Gators' comeback appeared
to end prematurely, though, when
UF first baseman Preston Tucker hit
a grounder to Bulls shortstop Sam
Mende. But Mende couldn't handle
it, and freshman Nolan Fontana
scored the tying run.
Zunino's single the next inning
gave the Gators their first come-
from-behind victory of the season,
something they did 27 times in
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15


U Four years ago, who would've thought Bode Miller would come to Vancouver
and tie the mark for the second-most medals ever by an American at a Winter
Games? That's a heck of a turnaround. ... Keeping the Olympics theme going,
I just want to say I'm really going to miss Apolo Anton Ohno. It may only be
every four years, but he's one of my favorite athletes to watch.


1. Kentucky
2. Vanderbilt
3. Tennessee
4. Florida
5. South Carolina
6. Georgia


11-1
9-3
8-4
8-4
5-7
4-8


SThe UF women's basketball, gymnastics,
men's tennis and softball teams all won
this weekend, and the women's golf team
begins the Central District Invitational today.
See the Web site for complete coverage.


Give lacrosse a shot
he first official goal scored in Florida lacrosse history
was a mistake.
It will go down in the record books with Sam Far-
rell's name at 28:10. The freshman was actually trying to pass
to Brittany Dashiell, but an errant toss landed in the back of
the net.
"Right when I passed it, I was like, 'Uh-oh,' because it was
S not a very good pass," Farrell said. "But
it went in."
A "1" showed on the scoreboard,
i and the standing-room-only crowd of
2,114 roared. I'm guessing few in the
stands realized the error Farrell made.
I sure didn't.
Phil Kegler That probably happened often dur-
Phil on the Hill ing UF's 16-6 win over Jacksonville on
pkegler@alllgator org Saturday. The night still proved to be a
giant success for the Gators.
The 1,500-seat Donald R. Dizney Stadium filled before the
start, leaving fans arriving late to scramble for prime stand-
ing positions. The setting was perfect to ring in the inaugu-
ral UF lacrosse match, even if the crowd didn't understand
everything that happened in the matchup of the state's only
Division-I programs. Then again, not knowing might be a
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15


SEC EAST STANDIN






MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 15


O'Sullivan limited starters' pitch counts to 70


PHIL, from page 14

good thing.
"They'll know really when we do play bad or
when we play well," UF coach Amanda O'Leary
said with a laugh. "When you're playing in front
of a crowd like we did tonight, I don't think it
mattered whether we played well or we didn't
play well. All that mattered was they got behind
us."
Saturday marked the culmination of a multi-
year process. O'Leary took the Florida job in June
2007, long before there was a lacrosse facility to
see. I wanted to see what this new sport was all
about. I learned watching a new sport is similar to
traveling someplace you've never been before.
Everything is unfamiliar.
The sometimes slow-to-develop attacks re-
minded me of soccer. The attacker behind the net
(Florida freshman Ashley Bruns for most of the
night) has the responsibility of deciding to pass or
shoot, much like a point guard.
But lacrosse is also unlike any other sport.
Fouls earn the offensive player a small head start
when the match resumes. The continuation of
play never requires a pass. Shots usually end up
in the back of the net or miss entirely seven
saves on 48 shots Saturday.
The game can bog down at times. There were
two scoring droughts of almost seven minutes,
which wouldn't be so bad except attacking turned
into holding the ball and unproductive running.
I'm told the men's version allows more con-
tact, and while the fouls didn't annoy me most
of the night (43 in the game), there was one Jack-
sonville possession where the same player was
fouled three times, each coming a few yards (and
seconds) after the other. That will wear on you.
The best reason to check out lacrosse is the
talent on the field. Florida plays in the top con-
ference, including five-time defending champ
Northwestern, and while the Gators may struggle
initially due to youth, I believe they will be com-
petitive soon. (Heck, they received votes in the In-
side Lacrosse preseason poll, and they had never
played a match.)
UF has the talent, the facility and the commu-
nity support. Do yourself a favor, and make it out
to one of the eight remaining home matches.
It won't be a mistake.


against the Bulls in limited action.
O'Sullivan restricted each starter to
about 70 pitches, saying he didn't want
to jeopardize their health early in the 56-
game season.
Five of UF's six runs
were scored on singles,
and the other came
Baseball when Tucker reached
BaS l first on Mende's ninth-
inning error. That of-
fensive effort was dramatically different
from the first two games, when UF hit
five home runs.


AP Photo
UF center Vernon Macklin scored a career-high 22 points in the
Gators' 64-61 win over Ole Miss on Saturday in Oxford, Miss.


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Date: Monday, February 22


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After being called one of the most
important pieces to the Gators' offense
in the preseason, freshman cleanup hit-
ter Austin Maddox met expectations
this weekend.
Maddox hit two home runs and
would have had two more if not for USF
center fielder Ryan Lockwood, who
robbed Maddox of homers on Saturday
and Sunday.
"That's unbelievable," O'Sullivan
said of Lockwood's catches. "It's unbe-
lievable to see one play like that, but it
almost looked like identical plays."


Walker hits six free

throws in final minute

HOOPS, from page 14

With 42 seconds left and UF up 58-57, Walker
subbed in for Macklin and drained six-straight
free throws to hold off the Rebels.
"He's got ice in his veins," junior forward
Chandler Parsons said. "When the game's on the
line, give him the ball."
Walker thrived at the line despite a poor
shooting performance for the second-straight
game. The sophomore point guard made no field
goals against Auburn on Thursday and wasn't
much better Saturday, hitting just two of his 10
attempts.
Walker and freshman guard Kenny Boynton
combined to shoot just 4 of 22 from the field, and
UF's only three-pointer came when the ball was
blocked into the hands of a wide-open Dan Wer-
ner on a bizarre play with 6:06 remaining.
Still, the Gators found a way to win some-
thing they will have to do to keep their NCAA
Tournament dreams alive.
"We don't want to live or die by the three-
point line," Parsons said. "We know where we
want to get to, and this was a huge win on the
road. We've just got to keep taking it one game
at a time, keep rebounding, keep doing all the
physical things and not worry about our offense,
because we've got a lot of guys that can score."


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BASEBALL, from page 14

2009.
"This is what great teams do," said
sophomore pitcher Anthony DeSclafani,
who started Sunday. "They come back,
make hits and make things happen."
Other than the rough outings for
Maronde and Larson, Florida kept the
USF bats quiet all weekend. UF's three
starting pitchers sophomore Tommy
Toledo, freshman Brian Johnson and
DeSclafani allowed zero earned runs


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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010


Florida tops Jacksonville in first-ever lacrosse match


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

Less than five minutes after the
start of Florida's inaugural game
against Jacksonville, spectators were
turned away at the gate of Donald R.
Dizney Stadium.
At 6:20 p.m., university officials
dosed the gates. The 1,500-seat sta-
dium couldn't take any more fans.
The 2,114 onhand were rewarded
with a 16-6 victory for the Gators.
"That type of crowd and the
enthusiasm they showed was just
second to none," UF coach Amanda
O'Leary said. "For our players to be
able to play in front of that kind of
home crowd was just an amazing
experience for all of them."
Attacker Ashley Bruns led the
Gators with four goals and four as-
sists, and attacker Julie Schindel and
midfielder Colby Rhea added three
goals each.
Midfielder Rachael Zimmerman
scooped up 10 ground balls, while
JU collected 15 total.
The crowd stood by as the Gators
introduced UF's newest sport, but
the team showed signs of its youth.
UF's first game had all the fixings
of a new program.
The team had spurts where it


flourished, runs of sloppy play and
perhaps first-game nerves.
The Gators scored three goals in
the first six minutes of the match
and limited Jacksonville to only two
goals in the second half.
The team had 10 turnovers to
Jacksonville's 18. However, UF had
a barrage of dropped passes in the
first 10 minutes of the game.

"For our players to be able
to play in front of that kind
of home crowd was just an
amazing experience for all
of them."
Amanda O'Leary
UF lacrosse coach


During a timeout with 20:55 left
in the first half, O'Leary said she
told the team it needed to clean up
its play.
"We needed to take a deep
breath," she said. "There was some
nervousness amongst the group,
but once they took that deep breath
and realized that they were OK, that
this is going to be something they're
going to have to play in each and
every game, it came together at that


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
UF lacrosse attacker Ashley Bruns scores during the first half of the Gators' season-opener against Jack-
sonville on Saturday. The Gators' won 16-6.
point." half, the Gators went without an- don't think that it mattered whether
UF later had a scoring drought other goal until 8:06 when attacker we played well (or) we didn't play
that lasted more than 11 minutes. Janine Hillier scored. well," O'Leary said. "All that mat-
After Schindel scored UF's sev- "When you're playing in front tered was the fact that they got be-
enth goal with 19:48 left in the first of a crowd like we did tonight, I hind us."


Men, women take second place at SEC Championship


* THE GATORS WON 14 CONFER-
ENCE TITLES.

By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

The men's and women's swimming and
diving teams finished second at the 2010 South-
eastern Conference Championship Meet.
The men's team finished with 765 points
while Auburn took first with 784. The women
finished with 698 points as Georgia pulled
away with 824.5.


"I am really, really proud of the way both
of our teams came out and raced tough this
whole week," said UF coach Gregg Troy, who
won SEC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year.
"We had a couple opportunities that we didn't
take advantage of, but we qualified most of the
people we needed for NCAAs and had some
outstanding swims.
"Overall, our entire coaching staff is very
proud of our team and their effort this week."
In the four days of competition, the Gators
had a total of 14 SEC titles, eight for the women
and six for the men. As expected, SEC Wom-
en's Swimmer of the Year Gemma Spofforth


stood out. Spofforth won or helped win the
200-yard individual medley, 200-yard free-
style relay, 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard
backstroke.
SEC Women's Diver of
the Year Kara Salamone
started the meet with a win
Swimming in the one-meter diving
competition and ended it
with a win in the platform
competition.
"Coming into this week, I felt like we could
do really good on the diving boards and win
some events," said UF diving coach Donnie


Craine, who earned SEC Diving Coach of the
Year. "This has been an outstanding week, not
only for Kara, but for all of our divers. Now
we hope to carry this momentum to NCAA
Zone Diving."
On the men's side, senior Shaune Fraser
was responsible for three of the titles, placing
first as a member of the 800-yard freestyle re-
lay team, first in the 200-yard individual med-
ley and first in the 100-yard butterfly.
Junior Conor Dwyer, who was the anchor
on the 800-yard freestyle relay team and win-
ner of the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, was
named the SEC Men's Swimmer of the Year.




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