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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
* THE STUDENT ALLIANCE
PARTY WON 20 SENATE SEATS.
By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Screams from the Unite Party were
followed by chants of "No fee!" from the
Student Alliance party at the Orange &
Brew Thursday morning.
The Unite Party won a majority once
again, claiming the executive ticket and
29 of the 49 available Senate seats.
The Student Alliance party grabbed
20 Senate seats, including eight gradu-
ate seats, the architecture seat, three en-
gineering seats, the nursing seat, the fine
arts seat and six seats form the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Unite Party presidential and vice
presidential candidates got 5,376 votes
and the Student Alliance Party received
During fall's election, the two minor-
ity parties won a total of three seats.
Supervisor of Elections Ariana Al-
fonso announced the results of the Stu-
dent Government spring elections early
About 130 members of the Unite Par-
ty and about 45 members of the Student
Alliance party anxiously awaited the re-
sults at the Orange & Brew.
Alfonso said 9,775 students voted
during the election. About 9,800 stu-
dents voted in the spring 2009 election.
Ashton Charles was elected as the
new Student Body president, Marcus
Dixon was elected as Student Body vice
president and Virlany Taboada will hold
the position of Student Body treasurer.
"I'm just so honored to be able to
represent the students of the University
of Florida, and I'm just so proud to be a
Gator," Charles said.
Charles' parents were there to sup-
port her when the results were an-
Lona Vuskovich, Charles' mom, said
her heart was going crazy.
"It was worth it all," she said. "All
the work paid off."
Ben Meyers, Unite Party spokesman,
said he was pleased Unite won a major-
ity of the seats.
"It's gonna be a great year," he said.
Although Unite gained the major-
ity of the Senate seats, members of the
Student Alliance party cheered when
Alfonso announced that 56 percent of
students voted against a fee to cover the
repair of the Reitz Union and 55 percent
voted against a fee to cover the expan-
sion of the Reitz Union.
They grouped together by the Reitz
Union amphitheatre and shouted "No
SEE RESULTS, PAGE 5
Steven H. Keys/ Alligator Staff
Newly elected Unite Party Treasurer Virlany Taboada, President Ashton Charles and her mother, Lona
Vuskovich, celebrate after hearing the results at the Orange & Brew Thursday morning.
By KATHERINE BEIN
The latest downtown dive is putting a
twist on childhood pastimes.
Mars Pub and Laser Tag, located at 239
W University Ave., where Wise's Pharmacy
used to be, opens tonight.
However, the laser tag arena, at about
3,000 square feet, will be running within a
week, said co-owner and recent UF grad
Melissa Del Valle.
Unable to find fulfilling jobs, Del Valle,
21, and fellow Gator alumnus Gabriel Pefia,
24, decided to open the business.
Games cost $8 a person and $7 for stu-
dents, with a maximum of 14 players.
pitched five scoreless
innings in his first
collegiate start as
the Gators held off
UCFs late comeback
to beat the Knights
7-6 in Gainesville on
See Story, Page 18.
Children are welcome during the day,
but Mars is 18-and-up after 10 p.m.
Del Valle said they'll stay open until
midnight Sunday through Wednesday, but
adults can drink and play until 2 a.m. Thurs-
day through Saturday.
Del Valle and Pefia
Around are excited to open their
Gainesville doors after about eight
months of preparation.
"We had no idea how many people it
would really take to get everything done,"
Del Valle said, adding that they've made lots
of new friends along the way.
"It's been a really great relationship," she
said. "We're excited to be part of the down-
Speakers talk politics
By LYN KRAMER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Compromise and civility are non-
existent in Florida, according to a
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a
former mayor of Jacksonville and a
former state senator.
Lucy Morgan, John Delaney and
Rod Smith spoke to a crowd of about
50 people at "Bipartisanship in Flori-
da?" Wednesday night in Pugh Hall.
"If we're going to limit the topic
of bipartisanship," said Morgan, the
journalist, "it would be a 30-second
conversation and we would say good-
The state's capital and the nation's
capital simply lack bipartisanship and
civility, Morgan said.
Gainesville man arrested after high-speed car chase
A wanted man was arrested after he
tried to escape police in a high-speed chase
in a stolen car late Tuesday night.
Claude Stephens, 41, drove away with
the car when he saw it parked and run-
ning outside a gas station, according to a
Gainesville Police report.
The car's owner immediately called
police, who ran the vehicle's description
over the radio.
Officer Anton Lipski noticed a car
matching the description and tried to pull
it over for a traffic stop. The driver sped
up and turned into a residential neighbor-
hood to escape.
An Alachua County warrant was out
for his arrest for violating parole. He has
previously been charged with auto theft,
burglary and dealing in stolen property,
and Stephens is a registered sex offender.
"There is no civility anywhere,"
she explained. "It has evaporated
"I've long hoped for more civil-
ity in public debate, because
there is a need for it. We can
disagree, but let's find a com-
former mayor of Jacksonville
John Delaney, former mayor of
Jacksonville and University of North
Florida president, expanded on the
idea of civility.
"I've long hoped for more civility
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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
RUB Entertainment presents:
Reitz Union Auditorium
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
and March 4, 8 p.m. and 10:30
RUB presents a screening of the
2009 documentary "The Cove"
about the annual killing of dol-
phins in a national park in Japan.
Directed by former National
Geographic photographer Louie
Psihoyos, "The Cove" is nomi-
nated for an Oscar at the 2010
Academy Awards and won the
U.S. Audience Award at the 2009
Sundance Film Festival.
Purim in Las Vegas Student
Party at Chabad
Saturday, 9 p.m. to midnight
Jewish Student Center
Celebrate Purim Vegas Style
with Megillah readings, kosher
deli buffet and sides, hamantash-
en and desserts, l'chaim drinks
casino games, live Vegas music,
Vegas masquerade contest (or cos-
tume of your choice) and a chance
to win great prizes. Purim fun
and entertainment is anticipated.
Casino games will be played for
prizes only. No cash games or
gambling. For students only.
"New Muslim Cool" screening
Today, 7 p.m.
FAB, Room 105
Islam on Campus is screening
"New Muslim Cool," a documen-
tary about Puerto Rican Muslim
rapper Hamza Perez life in a post-
Sept. 11 world. Snacks and drinks
will be provided. For more infor-
mation, visit www.islamoncam-
Chinese American Student
Association New Year show
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the New
Lunar Year. We will showcase
Chinese culture, featuring various
performances such as a lion dance,
traditional dance and many more.
Come early for games and prizes.
The show is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be pro-
vided. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
4th Annual Gator Disc Golf
Lake Wauburg South
Sports and the Gator Disc Golf
Club are hosting a two-round disc
golf tournament. There are three
divisions: advanced, intermedi-
ate and women's. There will be
trophy discs for the top three in
each division, CTP discs and give-
aways. Gates open at 9 a.m., and
there will be a players meeting
at 10 a.m. Lunch is not provided.
The tournament is free for all UF
students, $20 for UF Faculty and
non-UF people. UF Faculty and
non-UF players must register be-
fore the day of the tournament.
Please see www.recsports.ufl.
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for more information about regis-
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Crisis system debuts
By ASHLEY LARA MOSES
Alligator Contributing Writer
Alachua County is going red.
Alachua County Emergency Man-
agement is encouraging residents to
register for CodeRed, a new emergen-
CodeRed is a high-speed telephone
communication service that delivers
customized, prerecorded emergency
messages to homes and businesses.
This service allows county officials
to quickly deliver messages to target-
ed areas or the entire county.
"We need to have a toolbox of
mechanisms to reach people," said
David Donnelly, emergency manage-
ment chief for Alachua County.
CodeRed allows individuals and
businesses to register a primary
phone number, an alternate phone
number and an e-mail address, Don-
Cell phone users can also choose
to be notified via text message.
Alachua County is one of 13 Flori-
da counties to have the CodeRed sys-
Gainesville Police Department
Cpl. Tscharna Senn said the system
will benefit Gainesville residents.
"Anytime we can give knowledge
to people in an easy way, it's a plus,"
"We need to have a toolbox
of mechanisms to reach
emergency management chief for
According to Donnelly, the county
is in a two-year agreement period
with CodeRed, which will last until
Oct. 1, 2011.
The system is funded by a Home-
land Security grant.
Residents will not be called unless
they are in the system's database.
Residents can register with Co-
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Crist says jobs are first
priority during session
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TALLAHASSEE Governor Char-
lie Crist has one last year to make a last-
ing mark on Florida and he says his first
goal as the 2010 legislative session be-
gins with "jobs, jobs, jobs."
Just so happens that creating jobs was
also his goal when last year's legislative
session and unemployment has since
gone up from 9.8 percent to 11.8 percent
in December, even with the billions of
dollars in federal stimulus money Flori-
da received and Crist traveling the state
to listen to concerns of businesses.
This year, Crist has several propos-
als to try to create jobs, including $57.4
million in corporate income tax cuts, re-
storing a tax holiday on back-to-school
clothes and supplies, delaying an in-
crease in unemployment compensation
tax, cutting red tape for licenses and
permits and setting aside money to at-
tract businesses and help the space pro-
"It's Issue One Issue One with-
out a doubt," said Crist, who is leaving
office after one term to run for the U.S.
Senate. "It's all jobs, jobs, jobs. It's got to
be Mission One."
It's Issue One Issue One -
without a doubt. It's all jobs,
Among the other issues on the list
are the environment, education, energy
Crist's proposed $69.2 billion budget
includes boosting spending an addi-
tional $179 per student in kindergarten
through 12th grade, as well as increases
for preschool programs and an $100
million increase in spending on state
Center searches for tutors
* STUDENTS VOLUNTEER FROM
2:30 TO 5 P.M.
By MEGAN MERRILL
Alligator Contributing Writer
With as little as two hours every week,
students can impact a child's life and fulfill
volunteer requirements for class.
After School Gators, part of UF's Center
for Leadership and Service, is in need of stu-
dent mentors for elementary students, kin-
dergarten through fifth grade, from 2 to 5:30
p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Meghan Taffaro, director of After School
Gators, said they would love to take as many
volunteers as possible because the school's
paid staff members are overwhelmed.
Taffaro, a UF senior, has been a volunteer
for about four years and said the experience
has been rewarding for everyone involved.
"I have developed a relationship with a
bunch of students, and the staff really ap-
predates us," Taffaro said.
The volunteers mentor at one of four
county schools, including M.K. Rawlings
Elementary School, Metcalfe Elementary
School, Joseph Williams Elementary School
and Lake Forest Elementary School.
Kelley Kostamo, the project specialist for
After School Gators, explained the first hour
is an educational hour to help with home-
work, tutor or learn other educational skills.
The second is an opportunity for the volun-
teers to get to know the children and have
fun with them by playing games, like kick-
ball or baseball, and doing
Community arts and crafts.
Outreach "We just help out with
whatever they need,"
Taffaro said. "We don't do a lot of fund-
raising. We give our time and are there to
To qualify for the program, volunteers
need to fill out a volunteer form online or
pick one up in the Center for Leadership
and Service in Peabody Hall, Room 202.
For a list of other service organizations,
visit the Center for Leadership and Service
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Five election complaints were filed as of 8 p.m. Wednesday
RESULTS, from page 1
fee, no fee."
Cavataro, who hugged Charles after the
announcement of her victory, said he was dis-
appointed with the results but still proud of
the 20 Senate seats his party won and the vote
against the fees.
"That's a Gator revolution," he said.
Charles said the Reitz fee represents some-
thing students have voted against, and she
wants to make sure to represent them.
Students voted in favor of an amendment
that will update the Student Body Constitu-
tion, and 79 percent of students voted for UF
to join the Workers Rights Consortium, which
works to correct labor violations in factories
that make clothing with university logos.
Campaigners braved the rain Wednesday
in a last-minute attempt to get students to
vote. Members of both parties offered their
umbrellas to passing students.
When the polls closed at 8 p.m., about 75
members of the Unite Party headed over to
The Swamp Restaurant while about 11 mem-
bers of the Student Alliance party went to
Mother's Pub & Grill.
Charles arrived with her mom, stepdad
and younger brother at about 10:30 p.m. Her
mom has been in Gainesville since Monday
and made cookies for all the party volunteers.
At Mother's Pub & Grill, members of the
Student Alliance party snacked on $2 burgers
and sweet potato fries. Some drank Red Stripe
and Pabst Blue Ribbon, but many Student Al-
liance party hopefuls were
GStudent at home resting before
Government heading to the restaurant.
The Student Alliance
party trickled into the seating area outside the
Orange & Brew beginning at 11:20 p.m.. They
smoked cigars and, wearing their green T-
shirts, chanted "Green means go."
The Unite Party came at about 11:40 p.m.
chanting "U-N-I-T-E," with Meyers in the lead,
wearing his lucky shorts despite the cold.
Alfonso said that the election was a smooth
one overall, despite concerns over double-vot-
ing. She said the election commission will look
into double voting by the end of the week.
"It was raining a little bit
today[Wednesday]," Alfonso said. "I think
that hurt us."
Andrew Brown, chair of the Election Com-
mission, said there were five election com-
plaints filed as of 8 p.m. Wednesday, and he
anticipates more will be filed. He said the elec-
tion commission will be meeting on Friday at
6:30 p.m. in room 287 of the Reitz Union.
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in public debate, because there is a need
for it," Delaney said. "We can disagree,
but let's find a compromise."
He said finding a balance will leave
people walking away happy and satis-
Rod Smith, former Florida senator,
said compromise is not a bad thing all
the time. The United States was built on
compromise, he said.
"You have to make sure that within
your own party you don't get too nar-
row," Smith said. "Talk to people you
don't agree with and find a middle
Jordan Barrish, a public relations
junior, holds the same mindset as the
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"I completely agree that we need
more communication between parties,"
Nicole Flikier, a public relations se-
nior, felt the political conversation lacked
a means to an ending of bipartisanship.
"I believe that bipartisanship and ci-
vility need to happen," she
On said, "but I would have liked
Campus to know how they're work-
ing to make it happen."
Ann Henderson, director of the Bob
Graham Center for Public Service, said
the event was the perfect way to high-
light the issue of bipartisanship in Flor-
ida before it is brought up in the state
legislative session in March.
Henderson said none of the speakers
were paid to speak.
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6, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Uphill Both Ways
We've all heard an older family member at some get-
together telling us about how stupid and ungrate-
ful our generation is and how, in his day, every-
thing was much better. But imagine if he sat down and wrote
a book about it.
Mark Bauerlein, an English professor turned author of "The
Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young
Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Any-
one Under 30)," claims young people are so attached to the In-
ternet and texting that technology is making them stupider.
We can't argue with Bauerlein's assertion that a change is
occurring. But the world changes, and we come out on the other
side better for it. Is our generation dependent on the Internet?
Yes. But does that mean we scratch our heads at the printed page
or dissolve into chaos when hurricanes knock out our power?
Although we are so interested in ourselves that we constantly
post for the world to see, we can't be any more selfish than the
group that was dubbed Generation Me. While we find surfing
the Internet for our information faster and easier, we aren't shy-
ing away from higher education or reading for pleasure.
Bauerlein may see us as a dull-minded mass shifting from
place to place as we attempt to stay forever plugged in, but we
see individuals affected differently by the world and its chang-
es. The Internet opens minds rather than closing them and helps
us learn about things that might otherwise have been out of
physical reach. And we're not afraid that we'll drop the written
word or the way we've preserved it since the ancient Egyptians
started scrawling on papyrus.
Bauerlein may see us as a mass of young people sans iden-
tity and individuality. But we're people who, like Bauerlein
probably was at our age, are tired of being told how much bet-
ter things were before we came along.
Serial Killer Whale
Once again, a captive
animal has killed its
trainer, and this time,
it's dose to home.
On Wednesday, SeaWorld
Orlando's 6-ton killer whale
Tilikum killed his trainer dur-
ing a performance. And this
might not be his first offense.
In 1991, he was in the water
with two other orcas when a
trainer was forcibly drowned.
Eight years later, park em-
ployees found a dead man
draped over Tilikum's body,
though no one knows how
he ended up in the water. The
Associated Press published a
list of notable maulings, and
they're averaging two a year.
So what do we see that the
rest of the world seems to be
missing? OK, we'll paint you
You're walking to class
one day and out of nowhere
a giant net scoops you up and
puts you in a hot tub. And
you live there for the rest of
your life. Sure, you're not so
smart. Sure, they give you
lots of cupcakes. But you live
in a hot tub. And maybe they
throw in a random guy you've
Is it really surprising that
animals that were born to
swim thousands of miles or
run over expanses of land
snap and attack the people
who padlock them into cages
and confine them to glorified
bathtubs? We don't think so.
Aside from the undeniably
unfit enclosures zoo animals
are restricted to, the prisoners
are expected to perform rou-
tines and interact with other
animals they might not be
paired with in the wild. This
causes stress, which causes
them to act out.
Until Americans stop im-
prisoning animals for fun and
profit, we can't blame Tili-
kum or any other living thing
in unjust captivity for lashing
out against its captors.
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America has chance to prove itself
As one of the most important battles in the war on
terror rages in the Taliban stronghold of Marja, Af-
ghanistan, another battle is being fought on Amer-
ican soil over the fate of suspected terrorists.
Namely, the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-
proclaimed mastermind of Sept. 11, has gained much pop-
ularity in the media.
While some believe that Mohammed should be tried in
civilian court, others think of him as a military combatant
and therefore only fit for trial in a military court.
Then there are those who believe the mere presence
of Mohammed within our borders is enough to spark
It isn't a matter of the American justice system or
what court this mad man should be tried in. Just pure,
It's exactly what terrorism calls for: an unbridled fear
that sends people into a panic.
That panic often leads them to think and do irratio-
But what are people afraid of, and what does the fear
There is no doubt the threat of terrorism is real, but
at the same time it must be put into perspective.
Terrorist attacks do not occur in this country on a
daily basis (though I'm sure the 24-hour news outlets
would love to see the ratings boost from all the cover-
In the almost nine years since Sept. 11, attacks have
been foiled on people like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
who, even with thoughts of 72 virgins waiting for him
in the afterlife racing around in his head, could not wire
a bomb to properly explode from its hiding place in his
Eric Tegethoff underwear.
Speaking Out If attempted attacks on this
country are numerous, they are
about as well thought out as that
last minute idea you had for a party in your dorm fresh-
man year with your RA sleeping in the room next door
Sept. 11 itself stands alone as a wholly tragic fluke in
So, to imagine that one man in custody of the U.S.
government could wreak such havoc is quite preposter-
But if terrorism is really just a mind game, then it
appears that Mohammed may have some American citi-
The question for the remaining, rational Americans
is: What do we hope to accomplish with the trial of the
Sept. 11 mastermind?
A civil trial for Mohammed has its inherent prob-
lems. Evidence obtained from torture cannot be used in
However, a civil trial for such an evil man is more
like a testament to American rule of law for the world
Though spreading democracy and the American way
of life are immensely pompous ideologies in foreign
affairs, the power of equality under the law, a coun-
try's moral compass to a large extent, is a policy worth
In addition, it gives us the chance to show our en-
emies we're not afraid of their bully-like tactics. Terror-
ism only works if it causes us to live in complete terror.
Eric T .', rti,.ris a biology senior.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Are you glad SG elections
Wednesday's question: 48% YES
Do you think American Apparel's 52% NO
promotion is exploitative? 50 TOTAL VOTES
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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CacttNY AVOID CAvPAIGNEt.. I
Letter to the Editor
Online voting would solve problems
Double voting has been a concern in Student
Government elections for years, and there have
always been allegations directed at the Greek
houses. If Supervisor of Elections Ariana Alfon-
so is worried about double voting, she should
advocate for a switch to online voting tied to UF
IDs. The centralized list of who has voted would
prevent any double voting and save the Student
Body tens of thousands of dollars each election.
Gainesville's priorities are lacking
I find it interesting that there is no limit to
how many stacks of pancakes IHOP can give
away, and yet the city imposes a 130-meal limit
when St. Francis House feeds the homeless.
Recent Holocaust references inappropriate
In response to David Hanan's letter likening
UF's tolerance of the Dove World Outreach Cen-
ter on campus to tolerance of genocide, I'd like
to make a few points.
The members of Dove World Outreach Cen-
ter spoke in a free-speech zone. If you have a
message of intolerance to push, feel free to have
a shouting match with some crazies. The rest of
us would rather get to class on time than argue
with idealogues, but we don't condone hate.
Genocide still happens and proud citizens
of the free United States know it. Despite this,
atrocities continue and the death and displace-
ment of millions of people as a result of politi-
cal violence in Africa is unchecked. Maybe if our
government stopped trying to push sanctions
on Iran and tried pushing some on the Demo-
cratic Republic of Congo, something could be
done for these people. As it is however, the West
continues to buy coltan (used to make all your
cellphones and iPods) from violent warlords
and support governments that turn a blind eye
to genocide. Lastly I would like to request that
UF students stop equating everything to the Ho-
locaust. Neither the Student Alliance Party nor
members of the Dove World Outreach Center
are Nazis, and we cheapen lessons taught by
a dark page in history when we take the Holo-
caust out of context.
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thursday, february 25, 2010
corey smith does it again
Corey Smith, famed for
his songs about college,
drinking and having a
good time, takes the
stage at The Venue
tomorrow at 9 p.m. to in-
troduce his newest album,
which he says is his best
why you should wrap
it up and wear a con-
dom, a Mac's restaurant
review, where to shop for
an all new sexToon and
a new computer gadget
that just might be better
than the tablet.
Take a look inside,
it's a party in a box
By RICHARD O. STEHLI
There is no way to pack so much
excitement into a single beer pur-
chase as with a brewery sampler
pack. Featuring four to six different
beers, usually spanning the entire
spectrum from light to dark, a 12-
pack of beer and a handful of friends
can quickly become your very own
Short of physically going to the
brewery where the beer is made (also
highly recommended), sampler packs
are by far the most efficient way to
taste an entire line of beer. Many dis-
tant breweries ship only variety packs
to Gainesville, and sometimes you
can even find a bottle or two of limit-
ed-release or seasonal beer tossed in
with the standard fare.
For maximum visual appeal, pour
half a glass of every style so you can
see the color range from light to dark.
The aroma will be best in these big-
ger glasses, so even if you don't share
the glasses to drink, let everyone
smell the beer in a big glass. Drink an
ounce or two of each down the line in
the same order (light to dark) to get
a general feel for any beers that you
particularly like, and then focus in on
your favorites in larger quantities.
In the end, think of it as a three-
Behd step process: Buy the
ehnd sampler pack, drink
| p. the sampler pack and
profit. My methodol-
ogy is only a suggestion; however,
with a few close friends and a variety
of beers to choose from, I guarantee
that you are going to have a good
The best place in Gainesville to
find variety packs is Ward's Super-
market, located at 515 NW 23rd Ave.
Visit The Avenue online for more
information on specific brewery sam-
"BERRY BOWL" DESSERT
By SHAYNA BROKER
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1 cup of yogurt
4 strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup apple or pomegranate juice or skim
1/4 cup granola
honey to taste
handful of ice
1. Dump the ice, yogurt and frozen berries into
Sthe blender and blend on high un-
til ice chunks are broken up. Add
juice or milk as needed to blend,
stopping to stir occasionally.
2. Add half of the banana
and blend until smooth. The
smoothie should have a thick consistency.
3. Pour smoothie into a bowl and add the other
half of the banana (sliced), sliced strawberries
and granola. Drizzle with honey and serve.
*Check out alligator.org/the_avenue for how to
get in tip-top cardiovascular shape and what to
expect from this year's music law conference.
*And tune in to the Alligator MusiCast to get the
most out of Gainesville's local music scene.
Students take over blogosphere
By BENJAMIN EVANS
It's no secret that blogging can
put you on the fast track to success.
But how much you achieve out there
on the Web depends on the amount
of work you're willingto put in.
Marissa Fuchs, 21, tries to get
in about four posts a day Brenton
"Ace" Brown, 21, aims for about 25.
Fuchs launched her fashion blog
last September, and Brown's music
blog is less than 2 months old, but
thetwofriends have already received
an overwhelming amount of positive
feedback. It didn't take long after
meeting them to see why.
Fuchs met me for our interview
with her Blackberry in hand, dressed
in frilly, Indian-inspired shoes, ripped
jeans and a loose black shirt hanging
off one shoulder. The Long Island na-
tive is one of those people you meet
and instantly know she can teach
you a thing or two about fashion.
Her blog, MarissaCaseyTrend.
com, grew out of bored days in
her room and the library, scouring
fashion sites and blogs for the lat-
est trends. She shared her fashion
tips with friends and soon saw that
people were interested in what she
had to say.
"Most people don't have the time
to go to different sites, so I do it for
them," Fuchs said.
One goal Fuchs has for her blog
is to show what celebrities are wear-
ing and find affordable alternatives
for college students who might not
have the money for designer duds,
Brown also keeps his subscribers
up-to-date on fashion trends, letting
them know about the newest kicks
on the market or the latest designer
Kanye West is wearing. Butthe main
focus of his blog, AKidNamedB.com,
"I wanted to create a place for me
to get my music out there, get other
musicians heard," said Brown, who
has opened up for Drake, Redman
and Method Man under the name B.
Brown, formerly Boogs Milli.
Brown's secret to success is sim-
ple. He's almost always at his com-
puter working on his blog. When he's
away, he's only thinking about get-
ting back to do more, he said. All his
work has luckily not been in vain be-
cause he's even beaten some of the
top hip-hop blogs to news stories.
Chances are, if you hear a new
song, Brown heard it two weeks ago.
"I like to be the gatekeeper of a
lot of music," he said.
Fuchs plans on movingto L.A. af-
ter college to begin a career in event
planning. Her blog could jump to the
next level this year, with talks of ce-
lebrity photos being exclusively put
on her blog, she said.
Brown was recently asked by Cali-
fornia-based clothing company Circle
of Success to go to L.A. to blog about
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 +ALLIGATOR, 9
'Defiance' opens at The Hipp
By JON SILMAN
You may not know who John Patrick Shan-
ley is, but you may have heard of the Tony- and
Pulitzer-winning author's famous melodrama
"Doubt," recently brought to the silver screen.
The author's second play in a trilogy about Ameri-
can hierarchy, "Defiance," is storming the Hip-
podrome theatre tonight in a run that will last
through March 21.
In a special preview price tonight, tickets are
$15foradults and $12forstudents. They'll normal-
ly run $25 to 30 for adults. Jessica Hurov, director
of advertising and marketing at the Hippodrome,
is excited about the prospect of this production.
The play's setting is a North Carolina marine base
in 1971. The camp is awash in racial tensions and
a young black captain is promoted in an attemptto
and his superior officer are soon caught in a "rivet-
ing web of moral issues that set the stage on fire."
In order to realistically portray marine protocol,
Hurov wentto the local armed forces recruiter and
Veterans of Foreign Wars to ask for some help.
"We talked to active duty and retired marines
to make sure it's true to life,"
Hurov said. "They collaborated
with us on everything from how
to salute to the authenticity of
The Hippodrome is a self-
producing professional theater
that plans its season a year in
advance. When a play is successful, an agent for
the playwright will make the rights available to
regional theater. According to Hurov, "Defiance"
was grabbed as soon as it became available.
For more information, visit thehipp.org.
Corey Smith introduces new album at The Venue
By MICHELLE PROFITS
Georgia native Corey Smith has
amassed a reputation for singing
songs about feeling' good. And just
how good? Read onto find outwhyhe
wants to give you his music for free,
why his fans are bloodthirsty and why
John Mayer annoys him. Smith plays
at The Venue tomorrow at 9 p.m. with
tickets starting at $15.
How does it feel to be a Bulldog
Gig at every big rivalry in every col-
lege town in the SEC, I look at it like
that. It's a lot of fun, but I hope that
people know me for my music and my
songwriting and not that I'm a Geor-
gia football fan.
Tell us about your new album.
I've always written from personal
experience about things that were
important to me. I've never thought
a lot about what people would think.
If I did, I wouldn't have written songs
like 'Purple' or 'If I Could Do It Again.'
I knew there were gonna be some
fans that were not gonna like it, but
if it's about making records that were
only attempts to get more people to
like me, I wouldn't be doing my job,
What's your writing process?
I think most of them are my at-
tempt to resolve some sort of conflict
I'm having internally. Writing for me
is therapeutic. It's my way of dealing
with things. I don't think a lot about
what people are going to think of if
I deal with my issues openly in the
songs, then the songs will resonate.
What do you love about being on
The food is awesome. Seeingthe
country, meeting the people. I just
love to travel, but at the same time, I
don't like being away from my family.
Why do you let your fans down-
load your music for free on your
Web site when all your music is on
I would rather have people lis-
ten to my songs than not listen to
my songs. I love it when they pay
for them. It's great I can support my
family, but more than that I just want
people to listen to them. I just make
it available to people. For me, it's
not about the money as much as it's
about the whole experience.
How do you think Twitter has in-
fluenced the music community?
I'm not sure about Twitter yet. I've
been doing it for four or five months
now, and I'm still not sure about it.
I think I delete more tweets than I
post. No one cares about what I'm
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doing. As cool as I think John Mayer
is, I don't really want to know John
Mayer. I think the more we get to
know these people, the more flaws
we are gonna find and the less we
will respect them.
Craziest fan moment or experi-
One time, I got bit by a fan. I was
taking a picture with this lady in Ar-
kansas, and she was drunk and old-
er. I take pictures with everyone ev-
ery night, and she just reached over
and bit me. Hard, almost drew blood,
WTF I was so pissed off. Damn lady.
I don't know how I'm going to explain
the bite mark.
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Protection can be perfection
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For over a third of a century,
the Original World Famous
Cale Gardens has been serving
Gators with delicious food and
a large selection of beers and
wines. Located just across from
campus near the Florida Book
Store. Ihis quaint landmark es-
tablishment with award winning
courtyard dining is perfect for
any dale or gathering. For live
music schedule, call 376-2233.
Hours: Mon-Wed 1 lam-10pm,
1643 NW 1st Ave. Join us on
Thursday late nights lor "Mid-
night in the Garden" with Food
& Drink specials and DJ.
The Home of Wraps and
Slacks. The only way to
describe the Stack is that it
is outrageously delicious! IIs
uniquely different presenta-
tion three 6 inch flour tortillas
stacked high with fresh grilled
ingredients and just the right
accent of cheese is strangely
inviting Io ones palate. Come
out and try our 1/3 lb 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
Sun-Wed:lam-3am. Thurs &
Sal: 1 la,-4pm. 341h St. Plaza
(Sweelbayj@ 2124 SW 34th St.
The Swamp Restaurant has
been the gathering place for ga-
tors ol all ages lor the past 15
years. It's your first stop in town
& your last chance to see Gator
memorabilia for as far back as
1994. Our lood and staff are
award winning. Always make
the Swamp your only stop lor
lunch, dinner and drinks on our
famous front lawn. The Swamp
gather. Open 11:00am-2:00am.
Daily food and drink specials
and happy hour from 4-8pm.
1642 W. University Avenue
MARCH MADNESS $5.99 Pork
Plate All day everyday al David's
BBO. Voted # 1 in Gainesville.
Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. Drive thru
until 9:30. FREE WIFI. 352-
373-2022. Have Gatortood.com
deliver David's BBO to you!
43rd Street Deli and
Come in and experience the
breakfast house that Gainesville
residents have been coming to
lor over 25 years we probably
served your parents. Biggest
4 egg omelette. French toast.
and daily specials. Nol full yel?
Have lunch with us & enjoy a
large selection of sandwiches.
the best Reuben, gyros, and
soup all at a reasonable price.
Vegetarian? Nol 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 Willislon
Rd 373-5656. Conveniently
located off 1-75
Come taste the cuisine of old
Florida! Try our Iraditional items
including venison, quail. frog legs.
and alligator, as well as USDA
Prime beef, sealood, grits, greens
& hush puppies. Open Thursday
& Friday 5pm-10pm. Saturday
12pm-10pm & Sunday 12pm-
14531 East County Road 325
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 al 5729
SW 751h Streel.
Healthy never lasted so good!
D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice
cream in Gainesville-REALLY-
and is the only low-calorie
soft serve with NO artificial
sweeteners. We rotate over 100
delicious creamy flavors (see
this week's at www.galordliles.
com) that are diet-friendly without
the diel taste. We also feature a
whole array of cookies, chips, and
various grocery treats that appeal
to Atkins. Weight Watchersf,
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
Shoppes of Williston al S.W. 34th
Street and Willislon Rd. (next to
Find us on Facebook!
Serving ORGANIC and fair Irade
ice cream, coffee. desserts.
loose leaf teas, and beer, with
lots of vegan options. Now open
24 hours. Free WiFi! Located 2
blocks east of campus at 1025 W.
Mochi Frozen Yogurt
Try our premium self-serve frozen
yogurt as a healthy dessert
alternative. Our yogurt has 0%o
lat and contains live and active
cultures. Choose any combination
of 8 different flavors and over 30
toppings. Everything or just 45
cents an ounce. 3841 SW Archer
Rd (next to Bento Red) Open
Irom noon to midnight daily!
I ICI n
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 wait lor the chef to put oul
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
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The best Indian food in Gaines-
ville. Serving Gainesville since
1991. The best Samosas in
Florida. Offering many vegan
dishes. We are specialized in
catering any group size. Delivery
available-lree delivery on any
purchase over $25! Open 7 days
Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sunday
1 pm-8pm. Call 352-505-6200.
7625 W Newberry Rd
J.lo m C oI n
Offering jerk chicken, curry goal
and oxtail. Opened Mon thru
Thurs 1 lam-7:30pm. Fri & Sat
Located at 507 NW 51h Ave.
Check oul 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 wilh outside eating.
Open every day lor carry-out
or dine-in. Call our Newberry
Rd. location at 377-8686 or our
Archer Rd. location at 224-5123.
Key West Grille
Now offering a new bistro
Open for lunch and dinner.
Full martini and mojilo bar.
Voted nicest outdoor dining.
COUPON DATE NIGHT -COUPON
Choose 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, a
bottle of wine, and share a slice
of Key Lime Pie.
All for only $39.99
2410 NW 43rd Street
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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
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Gainesville's own independently
owned community restaurant
dedicated to bringing sustain-
able, local, and organic lood
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
lacebook page lor specials and
events. 401 NE 23rd Avenue.
Big City Food
Eal Gainesville's Best Food at
Mildred's. We support LOCAL
and SUSTAINABLE agriculture!
Start Living Heallhy! LOCAL.
ORGANIC. GOOD. Fresh
Dishes Made From Scratch!
MINUTES FROM CAMPUS
3445 W. University Ave.
New Deal Cafi
Gainesville's ONLY Local
Beef Burgers! This 12oz.
Golialh is Naturally Aged and
Fresh Ground. MONSTROUS
desserts. HUGE Martinis. $5
glasses of wine and 20 wines
under $20! Mon-Thurs. 11am-
Fri & Sat. 11am-11pm
Located next door to Mildred's.
Keepin' it fresh Keepin' it real!
n-e & l erI rc [ n[ oa n
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 for everyone!
Small & Large Plates lor Tapas
Style Dining. Amazing party
space, alfordable prices & terrific
S12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307
Best Marganlas in Town'
Fresh-squeezed + all natural!
STasty lacos, burrilos, nachos!
Cheap beer, lull bar, open late!
Now serving brunch!
232 SE lsl St Downtown
Farah's on the
Farah's on the Avenue
now celebrating 30 years
in Gainesville! Located on
University Avenue. between
Modern Age and Bank of
America, just minutes from UF.
Farah's is newly remodeled and
offers a cozy, fun atmosphere
with a fireplace, the area's
largest indoor atrium and an
open air patio. Farah's also
boasts a full bar and seven new
flat screen TVs airing a variety
ol 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 offenng
"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 11am-10pm.
WE & TH 11am-12am.
FR & SAT 1 lam-2am.
1120 W. University Ave. 378-5179.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade, meals.
sandwiches, soups. home-baked
desserts. Brunch Weekends.
Specials: Cupcake Mon.,
Southern Cooking Tues., Greek
Wed 6pm. Ethiopian Thurs 6pm.
Fn Sun 10am-8pm.
505 NW 13th St. 384-0090
By MICHAEL PERRONE
and AMELIA HARNISH
"Do you mind putting on a condom?" is one
of those questions that make men cringe with
disappointment. Of course I mind. I mind having
to put the foreplay on pause. I mind having to
stumble in the dark for my pants and digthrough
But even though it is such a monumental
hassle, I comply. In the interest of safe sex and
of ensuringthere won't be any mini-me's running
around anytime soon, I make sure to wrap it up,
And in reality, it's a no-brainer. With all the
negative consequences of sex today unwanted
pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other STDs there is
no reason not to wear protection. The '70s are
long gone. The era of carefree sex has been re-
placed with an era of awareness and responsibil-
Now, the only way to guarantee that you won't
knock anybody up or get syphilis is abstinence.
But that's no fun. According to the National In-
stitutes of Health, condoms have an 85 percent
success rate at preventing pregnancy and STDs
when used properly.
As men, it is our duty to always have the nec-
essary protection at our disposal. That means
keeping a supply in your bedroom, car and pock-
et. Just don't store them in your wallet. All the
friction from opening and closing your wallet will,
over time, degrade the latex, which means that
the jimmy you've been keeping in there since
high school isn't to be trusted.
And speaking of friction, never double up. You
may think that you are taking the safe road by
twin-bagging it, but this can cause your rubbers
We can all agree that sex with a condom
doesn't feel nearly as good, but using lube can
help remedythat problem a bit. Using petroleum-
based lubricants like Vaseline break down the
latex. For the chemistry majors out there, it's like
acid to your condom.
To close on a serious note, there is no reason
why you shouldn't be practicing safe sex. Every
time you knock boots without some form of con-
traception, you are playing a dangerous game,
where losing means having a baby, catching
something or worse. So wise up, and do like the
Boys Scouts say. Always be prepared.
Best burger for your buck
By DREW WATKINS
and JOHN LANSING
avenue contributing writers
Drew: Find yourself hungry on the weekend?
Then stay the hell away from Mac's Drive Thru,
'cause it ain't open. These two critics learned
that the hard way, but that's one of the few flaws
of this classic Gainesville eatery.
You might have some trouble finding Mac's:
It's in a tiny little shack across the street from Tu-
toring Zone. Pretty ordinary on the outside, but it
grills up a mean burger on the inside, and that's
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juiciest, best-hangover-cure burger in Gainesville
just about all it grills up. The menu consists of
burgers and a few different types of sandwiches,
but in this case, less is more.
John: Is it time to talk about the fish sandwich
Drew: No, not yet. Once you receive your
Mac's meal (preferably via drive-thru ), you'll
have little to no idea about where you just got
your burger from. Mac's serves it up in a plain
white paper bag, and you drink your drink in a
pretty nondescript cup. Who said commercial
branding matters these days?
John: They also serve up a prime fish sand-
wich. Just as Mac's burgers are better than your
average burger, the fish sandwich steps up its
game as well. At around $2, pretty much every-
thing on the menu is fired up right there in front
Drew: Mac's basically took the childhood
concept of managing a lemonade stand and just
biggerized it. Any closing comments?
John: While Mac's Drive-Thru is a bit of a trek
away from where you probably live, it's a good
spot for a Tutoring Zone Tuesday or just an es-
cape from your everyday mass-produced burger
chain. It's got all the grease and satisfaction of
your standard McDouble without the feelingthat
usually comes after. In fact, you'll wish you'd or-
Flashbacks, Fashion Exchange of Gainesville and
Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique offer fun finds
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 201 0 ALLIGATOR, 11
By ASHLEY MCCREDIE
While transitioning into spring save by mak-
ing a trip to local consignment shops. If you dig
through them, you will find some treasure.
1. Flashbacks, 509 NW 10th Ave. Flash-
backs has been in Gainesville for 26 years and
has everything from cowboy boots and vintage
prom dresses to Old Navy sweaters and leather
2. Fashion Exchange of Gainesville, 2032
NW Sixth St. The Fashion Exchange only has
women's clothing and carries all sizes including
petites and plus. It's the most organized of the
stores and has good-quality basics.
3. Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique, 2906
NW 13th St. Sandy's is the largest consignment
shop in Gainesville, carrying not only clothes and
accessories, but furniture too. They also resell
pricier brands like Hobo, Coach and Tiffany's.
12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Litl gadget, big world: Netbook makes Web surfing too
By JON SILMAN
The litl is a big idea from a small
computer company based in Boston.
In its purest form, it's a computer so
simple to use that you don't have
to spend an irritatingly long hour
explaining the way it works to your
grandmother she can (gasp) figure
it out on her own right out of the box.
It's kind of like a netbook, but it ex-
ists "in the cloud."
Cloud computing is a nerdy term
for Internet computing where every-
thing exists on the Web. It's the idea
thatyou don't actually need to install
anysoftwaretothe machine because
everything you need is on the Web.
"Computers are like cars," said
James Gardner, VP of Marketing for
litl. "Some people like manual trans-
missions where you have more con-
trol of the engine and maintenance
of the vehicle. Others prefer an au-
tomatic transmission, so they don't
have to worry about any of that."
In this analogy, the litl would be
a car that drives itself. The com-
pany sent me one to try out, and it
came in fancy compartmentalized
cardboard packaging along with a
note welcoming me to the litl family.
The litl's simple design had me on
the Internet within seconds, but I
wanted to take it through the pac-
I went on Hulu and watched
an episode of "Family Guy" while I
checked my e-mail. The litl was fast
and responsive, and I was surprised
with the lack of Internet lag. The in-
terface is divided into "cards" (think
channels on the Nintendo Wii) on
the screen, which represent differ-
ent Web sites and built-in features
like weather and a "media wall."
The screen also flips to feature an
"easel mode" in which the computer
basically becomes a viewingscreen,
and it's easily controlled by a knob
that rotates through the on-screen
The litl has a HDMI input that lets
you use your TV as a viewingscreen,
and its browser is based on Mozilla
software and is similar to Firefox.
The keyboard has a "litl" key that
automatically takes you back to the
home screen from where ever you
are, making navigation a breeze.
It incorporates many of the Web
2.0 applications (like Shutterfly and
flickr) right out of the box. Because
nothing is stored on the computer,
there is no way to lose any of your
data. Also, the litl presents every-
thing neatly without all the usual
desktop clutterof atypical Macor PC.
The unit can be ordered online and
With a comparable netbook from
Acer on the market for $300, I asked
Gardner to explain the price point.
He said that the litl is a premium
product that's great for your par-
ents and grandparents or younger
children to use. There's no main-
tenance, software or updating to
worry about. The high-tech screen
was designed to be viewed from
any angle, and the litl's durability
makes it ideal for any room of the
house. Litl comes with an uncon-
Provided by Lisa Hendrickson
Order the Litl online for $699 at ltl com and follow the company on Twitter @asklitl
ditional two-year warranty, and it
has a USB port so you can upload
pictures from your digital camera.
Whether the litl will do for comput-
ing what the Wii did for video gam-
ing remains to be seen.
However, it's an innovative prod-
uct that actually takes all of the
hassle and guesswork out of com-
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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
$430 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
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*
Save Some Green
2's from $789 3's from $829
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
4/4's & 2/2s from $399 to $509
24hr Fitness*4 BUS LINES
DJ by the pool on weekends
FULLY LOADED @ $399
Individual w/free roommate matching
Cable, Internet and utilities
Pick New 42" TV or Sofa Set
2 BLOCKS TO UF--$290/MO
Apts or Rms Avail. In 4BR,
Call Drew Richards, University Realty,
FURNISHED 2BR AVAILABLE
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
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-
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
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.
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
4BR/4BA, large living, next to bus stop, fairly
new condo. $399/mo each room. Close to
shopping, school & library. Call 941-232-
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-
$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-
$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
2,3 and 4 bedroom suites
STARTING @ 349
All inclusive, fully furnished
Hampton Oaks Apartments
Unfurnished TH $749
Furnished ind. $538
$500 Visa gift card with ad
124 SW 62nd st (352) 333-8643
1BR/1BA. $850/mo everything included. 1
block from campus. Covered parking. Call for
details 724-974-9591. 2-25-10-10-1
MOVE IN TODAY!
Experience the Good Life
Text "Enclave" to 47464
ADORABLE VINTAGE HOMES 2BR/1BA.
Minutes from UF. Wood floors, stone tile, util-
ity room. Cats ok. $625, first, last, $200 sec.
>>2 FULLY FURNISHED BEDROOMS<<
Each with private bath in 4/4 Oxford Terrace
II. Located 3 blocks from campus on sorority
row bus route. $575/month & parking avail-
able. Call (305) 747-1532. 3-16-10-10-1
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 3-3-10-21-1
Great 4 bed/4 bath furnished apt at
Countryside Apts $350/rm starting
08/01/10; cable & Internet incl; bus rte 9 and
35; indiv. 1-yr leases; clean, spacious. Call
813.731.7747 or email JigishaNYC@yahoo.
com; rent amount can be negotiated if leased
by group of 4 3-3-10-5-1
LOTS OF GREEN
1br $375/MO. 372-6881, 213-3901 4-21-
$99 1st month's rent 377-8797
"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
THIS FALL LIVE DOWNTOWN!
Live where you play, love where you live
Big city living without the big city price
Limited availability! 352-338-0002
AFFORDABLE RATES! QUIET COMMUNITY!
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
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
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
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Live SECONDS from UF!
Studios & 1 Beds from $499 & $575
FREE Parking Near UF
NEVER worry about Game Day Parking!
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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
Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
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!
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
Individual Leases Pets Loved!
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!
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
Text MADISON to 47464
Already have your roommates?
ALL utilities Included
2's: From $479/person; 3s: From $399/person
Huge Private Dog Park
l's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
2725 SW 27th Ave
FREE Personal Trainer!
Great School Districts!*332-7401
No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
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
SORORITY ROW 2BR
2BR/2.5BA for $1199
W/D & utils included. We <3 pets!
No move-in fees! FREE Parking!
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
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
ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios from $475, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
No Move-in Fees We <3 Pets!
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!
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
$394 ALL INCLUSIVE
Upscale Student Living
TV IN YOUR APT!*Ask how
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if everyone is full time undergrad at UF.
3 Mo free if full time grad at UF.
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Ask about our new pet policy & other specials
Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
* 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-
14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
WALK & BIKE TO UF
01 BR/1 BA $425
* 2BR $450-$600 W/D incl
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
The Grove Villas
Ask about our Move-in Specials
6400 SW 20th Ave
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
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
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
WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
UPPER WESTSIDE &
1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments
Granite counters. Parking avail.
Walk to campus & the stadium
For info. call 352-872-4644
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
*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
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
** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
* 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
* 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
* 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
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Hardware, 3727 West University 3-17-10-
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
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
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
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
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
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
**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 3 bd/ 2 ba
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
**8 Blocks to UF**
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
Save Money @ $750/mo
*Walk to Class & Stadium*
2/1, W/D, Granite Countertops
Hardwood Floors & Fireplace
Huge Bedrooms,Covered parking
**Large 5 Bedrm House**
1 full & 3-1/2 baths
Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D
Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF
WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
Great Parking! Walk to UF! 4BD/4.5 BA
Located near SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St.
Call today to view @ 352.373.7578
Union Properties www.rentgainesville.com
LEASING NOW FOR FALL
Many properties avail near campus.
1,2,3,4,& 5 bedrooms!!
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5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent
2521 SW Williston Road
Huge home on a large lot.
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2BD 1 BA WALK TO UF
Charming Quad near AGH
1005 SW 3rd Ave
Hardwood floors & parking
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3 &4 BD WALK TO UF
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Close to UF & on Bus Route
W/D incl. Call today
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3BD/3BA Homes Near UF
Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo
Newer homes/ limited avail.
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1 BDs Near UF
Starting at $375/mo!
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University Terrace West
4BD/BA Individual Leases
$350/mo w/d incl. Call
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***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
$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.
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-
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 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$1000 -$1400 Bike to UF
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)
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-
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-
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $530 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-22-
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-
Lakefront House/5 Acres/Quiet
2BR/2BA/FI Rm w/pri ent/Lg Kit
LR w/Fire PI/Washer Dryer/2-car
813-473-3713 email@example.com 2-26-
$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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful 3/3, close to school,dir. on bus!
Brand new appl, paint, bedding, remdld
bthrms, Frnt bldng, upstrs. $1250/mo.
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 email@example.com
"You want it, We got it!"
#1 in Amenities
2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979
Includes FREE Internet
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
NW Home 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, extra storage,
W/D. $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Service
Amazing 4/4 house Fall-walk to UF or Law
Sch.-on bus line 2 blocks north of university.
Huge bedrms-new paint, c/air, high ceilings,
Ig home. Need 2 roommates @ $575/each
Can email pics-954-270-4000 3-15-10-14-
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-
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
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
NE 4th ave. avail now 3-5-10-10-2
Large 4BD/2BA home with D/W, W/D, Tile &
Wood flooring. 1 block from Newberry Rd &
Royal Park Plaza, 1 mile from UF. Available
now! $1500/mo + utils. 3806 SW 2nd Ave.
(407) 363- 7198 or cell (407) 234-1380
Advertise in the
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 15
Houses Available for Fall!
2631 NW 1st Ave -$1845
402 NW 36th -$1425
315 NW 17th St. -$875
4 NW 25th St $1499
717 NW 34th St -$1320
FREE UF Parking!
DOWNTOWN 2BR/1BA DUPLEX apt w/loft,
spacious, central heat, window air, off-street
parking, convenient access to everything.
$630/mo, 1st, last, $600 dep. Call 352-373-
2 Bedroom/2 Bath Apartment Across the
Street from Library West, 2 Blocks from
Midtown. Washer/Dryer included. $600/BR
111 NW 15th Terrace. Contact Michael:
305-297-7111 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-26-10-
3 br/lba house near corner sw 34 st & nw 8
av separate dining & living areas, new kitch-
en, carport, wd/hook up, storage shed, front
lawn and fenced back yard. Water included
in rent. $945/mo call 258-4184 3-26-18-2
AVAILABLE AUG 1. 4BR/2BA HOUSE.
Game room, washer/dryer provided, quiet
street, privacy fenced back yard, central
heat/air. 1339 NW 39th St. $1250/mo. 352-
339-2342. Pets ok. 2-26-10-3-2
Awesome 1BR/1BA apt in the Duckpond
neighborhood. Close to UF, charming vin-
tage location, W/D on premises, pets ok.
Avail March 1st. $475/mo. Water & sewer
incl. Call Tom 871-4391 3-2-5-2
15 mins to Gvlle. 1 br Duplex. kit, Irm & walk-
in closet. Cent. heat/air. Fenced yard, front &
rear porches. Clean/neat. $550 mo/lst, last
& security. U pay utils. Wi-Fi avail. Call 352
378-2141 Lv Msg. 3-3-10-5-2
SMALL CABIN 2/1, 20 ACRES
Watermelon Pond views. 27802 SW 120th
Lane, Newberry. Horse pens, dog door.
Needs work. $575/mo. $750 move-in 330-
APTS and HOMES for rent near UF!
Avail Summer and Fall, visit our website at
Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10
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2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 or
2BR 1BA, Wood Floors, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 or email@example.com
2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
3BR 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups,
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 or
Luxury apartments 2/2&3/2 steps from uf.
check our web page out!335-5424
*2BR HOUSE 611 NW 34th Ave. Cent A/C,
wood floors, close to UF. Flex lease. $625/
mo. Avail now. 01BR huge, close to UF,
SFC busline. Water included 352-318-8822
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S 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Room Available for the ENTIRE SUMMER
(summer C 2010) in University Commons:
$385 per month. Utilities are included! Email
me, Jackie, at: email@example.com & I'll show
you the room, send you pics, and more.
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $260 + $50
utils charge/mo inc elec, cable tv, internet,
pool, laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-
Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
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
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.
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-
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
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NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
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AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
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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
Campus Edge / Somerest Village.Walk to
Shands/VA/class units, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-21-10-
Large 4BD/3BA home 1 block from Newberry
Rd & Royal Park Plaza, 1 mile from UF.
Ind separate in-law apartment, wood &
tile floors. 3806 SW 2nd Ave $249,000
Call (407) 363-7198 or cell (407) 234-1380
3/2 Mobile Home, Archer Road bus line, 3
miles to campus. $1500 down, $650 month
for 48 months and it's YOURS. View at: 4523
SW 56 Ter. 561-267-0505 3-2-10-4-5
BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
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
16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
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
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
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-
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.
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.
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-
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
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
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
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
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
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OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
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Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
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shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
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All on one site! Check the website or call
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GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
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Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
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Stop waiting weeks before getting your
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change/inspection with this AD.Call Tony at
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w/silver trim. 150cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled. Will
do 50 mph, 1100 miles. $1200. Call 337-
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CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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92 Chevy Camero $999 cash
96 Mits Galant $1999 cash
96 Chevy Blazer $1999 cash
97 Plymouth Voyager $1499 cash
92 Plymouth Van $699 cash
94 Chevy 1500 $999 cash
92 Nissan Stanza $1499 cash
98 Pontiac Grand Am $999 cash
96 Kia Sephia $999
98 Chrysler Cirrus $999
95 Pontiac Bonneville $1999
97 Olds Delta 88 $1999
96 Chevy Astro Van $1900
98 Ford Explorer $1900
97 Mits Diamonte $1999
98 Ford Contour $1999
94 Nissan Altima $1999
98 Pontiac Transport $1999
99 Saturn $2900
98 Dodge Ram $2900
97 Chevy Malibu $1999
95 Chrysler LHS $1999
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2900
96 Honda Accord $2500
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
02 Kia Rio $3900
03 Buick Century $4900
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On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
2003 Honda Civic, 79k, $8999CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k, $6999 CASH
2000 Ford Mustang, 111k, $6999 CASH
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
2005 Dodge Stratus, 78k, $8999 CASH
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1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010
No. 5 Gators hold off late charge to top Knights 7-6
U FRESHMAN HUDSON RANDALL THREW FIVE
By TYLER JETT
Hudson Randall's first start was just like he imag-
ined. Only wetter.
Rain pushed Randall's debut back 30 minutes
Wednesday, but once he took the mound, the fresh-
man pitched five efficient innings, allowing no runs
on only three hits as No. 5 Florida (4-0) beat UCF (3-1)
Since signing with the Gators during his senior
year at Atlanta Dunwoody High, Randall said he
constantly thought about making his first start at
"(The game) was everything I pictured," he said.
"It wasn't the best of days, but I worked with it and
did what I could."
Randall threw first-pitch strikes against 12 of the
18 batters he faced and used his two-seam fastball to
help induce nine ground-ball outs.
"He was in total control of the game," UF coach
Kevin O'Sullivan said. "I thought he was outstand-
O'Sullivan is keeping the Gators pitchers on a short
leash early in the season, and Randall was restricted
to 71 pitches. But in a combined 18 1/3 innings, the
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff UF starters have yet to surrender an earned run.
UF freshman pitcher Hudson Randall pitches early in the Gators' 7-6 win against UCF at McKethan Stadium on Wednes- Florida jumped on UCF starter Brian Adkins early
day night. Randall did not allow a run in his first start, which was delayed 30 minutes because of rain. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 19
UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Florida falls to No. 22 Vandy
By EUGENIO TORRENS
Jennifer George played one of the best
offensive games of her young career, but it
was Vanderbilt's Hannah Tuomi who had a
Despite entering the game averaging just
9.6 points per game, Tuomi scored a person-
al-best 26 points on 10-of-10 shooting and
was one rebound shy of a double-double.
Her effort was enough to lead No. 22
Vanderbilt (20-8, 9-6 Southeastern Confer-
ence) past UF 71-60.
In a game more tightly contested than
the final score indicated, the Gators (14-14,
7-8 SEC) came within one point of tying the
Commodores but were never able to claim
"We were dominated in the paint by
Hannah Tuomi," UF coach Amanda Butler
said. "Just really disappointed with our post
defense that we couldn't do a better job on
an individual that generally does not per-
form a scoring role for their team."
Vanderbilt came into the game as one
of the top-shooting teams in the SEC and
didn't disappoint Wednesday night. The
Commodores shot 57.8 percent from the
field, including 41.7-percent (5 of 12) from
beyond the arc.
UF shot 40.4 percent
from the field, but that
number picked up sig-
nificantly in the second
half, when the Gators im-
proved their shooting to
Butler 46.7 percent.
seven points before the break while UF
struggled from beyond the arc, shooting a
She was whistled for her fourth personal
16 seconds after coming in at the 10:54 mark
in the second half, and her minutes were
SEE W-HOOPS, PAGE 19
UF's fate not in Tucker's hands
Want to know what it'll take
for the No. 5 Florida base-
ball team to reach the Col-
lege World Series?
Forget Preston Tucker.
Tucker, a member of the pre-
season watch list for the Golden
Spikes Award the sport's version
of the Heisman Trophy is a baller,
but the Gators' fate doesn't rest in his
The first baseman won't get to
swing much unless his teammates
are a threat as well, and that's the key
Last year, Tucker hit .364 with 15
home runs and 85 RBIs and earned
the National Collegiate Baseball
Writers Association Freshman Hitter
of the Year Award.
In UF's five NCAA Tournament
games, he hit .650 with three homers.
But in the Super Regional, Southern
Like I See It
Miss took the
bat out of his
ing, 7-6 loss to
homered in the
then saw a total
of zero strikes
during his next
three at-bats, all walks.
His teammates brought him
around to score after the first walk,
but he was left on base for the next
two, and that's the strategy teams will
try to use against Tucker this year.
It's up to the top of the lineup
to keep that from working. Center
fielder Matt den Dekker and second
SEE MIKE, PAGE 19
* Denver Broncos and former Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno is under
some heat for allegedly punching a UGA freshman, and my brother's high-school
friend, at a bar in Athens on Saturday night. This really comes as no surprise.
I flipped through my brother's yearbook today, and the kid won "Most Likely to
Get Jacked in the Face by His Sports Hero" by a landslide.
SThe No. 6 UF men's tennis team's
match against No. 19 FSU on
Wednesday was postponed due
to weather. It will be made up on
March 17 at 4 p.m.
* UF center fielder Matt den Dekker was
named to the inaugural Primetime Per-
former Weekly Honor Roll by CollegeBase-
ba11360.com, and Bob Van Overbeek earned
SEC Freshman of the Week for men's tennis.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Gators hit water for first of two primers for NCAAs
By MATT RUBIN
With the Southeastern Conference behind
them, the UF men's and women's swimming
and diving teams are ready to look toward the
The Gators have two tune-ups left before
the women hit the water in West Lafayette,
Ind., on March 18, and the men take the pool
in Columbus, Ohio, on March 25.
They'll compete in the first of those today
through Sunday at the Florida Swimming Se-
nior Championships in Orlando.
Following the SEC Championship Meet in
which the men's and women's teams both fin-
ished second, Florida will use the meet to shift
its focus toward the national scene.
That means getting as many swimmers
qualified for the NCAA meet as possible, as
well as developing younger swimmers for
For this reason, the Gators won't bring a
full roster to Orlando. They'll focus on swim-
mers who failed to qualify at the SEC Champi-
onship and those who didn't compete at all.
"We've been really fortunate here at Flori-
da to bring along some younger athletes that
are a little less experienced and we take maybe
a few more then some other teams in the coun-
try do," UF coach Gregg Troy said. "But some
of those people become the Conor Dwyers and
the Jeff Raymonds. Jeff Raymond has scored a
lot of points for us. They're the ones that really
help us down the road, so we're developing."
Dwyer notched five NCAA automatic-
qualifying times at the SEC Championship,
two as an individual and three as part of relay
teams. Overall, the Gators had five qualify-
ing times on the women's side and 13 from
the men, and they'll be looking for more this
By having more swimmers earn low
NCAA provisional-qualifying times or even
automatic-qualifying times, they'll not only
increase the chance of individual swimmers
doing well, they'll better
the odds of placing high as
a team at the national meet.
"On the men's side,
we have four or five guys
that are kind of one-event
guys," Troy said. "We don't
take them to conference
Troy meet but they're special-
ists, maybe in the distance
freestyle or they're really good in the butter-
fly but not quite as well-rounded. This is their
opportunity because they can still get to the
"We think we might have two or three
more become standard and a couple of them
can even score at the NCAAs, so it's really im-
portant for us team-wise, those couple of extra
points. We've got to give them a great chance
to see if they can qualify."
Former Olympian Gemma Spofforth tal-
lied three of the women's squad's five auto-
matic-qualifying times at the SEC meet, but
Troy said he was happy with his swimmers'
"The women did a great job of fighting
last weekend," Troy said. "We have some-
where between ten and fifteen qualified for
the NCAA meet. I feel really good about our
chances moving forward that we're going to
be outstanding at the NCAA meet. We were
certainly not pleased about being second, but
we were really happy with the performanc-
Adams' RBIs prove pivotal after UCF comeback
BASEBALL, from page 18
- taking a 3-0 lead in the second and never trailed. Af-
ter hitting 1 for 9 in the opening weekend, Bryson Smith
was pivotal for the Gators' offense, going 2 for 2, drawing
two walks and scoring twice.
Smith hit fifth against the Knights, a spot higher than he
did while struggling. O'Sullivan said he hoped the move
would give the junior college transfer more confidence.
"I don't know if that's the reason why he got two hits,
but I'm sure it said something to him when he saw his
name in the lineup hitting fifth instead of seventh or
eighth," O'Sullivan said.
Second baseman Josh Adams added two important in-
surance runs in the sixth when he hit a double to right-
center field, driving in freshmen Nolan Fontana and Mike
Zunino. Adams himself scored later in the inning on an
Austin Maddox double that gave the Gators a 7-0 lead.
But seven runs weren't enough of a cushion. UF reliev-
ers Nick Maronde and Greg Larson struggled following a
rough weekend against USF in which the two allowed a
total of five runs in 1/3 of an inning on Sunday.
Maronde entered in the sixth on Wednesday and gave
away three earned runs in two innings. Larson relieved
Maronde but only lasted 1/3 of an inning, allowing an-
other three runs.
In the young season, Maronde and Larson have ERAs
of 23.14 and 16.87, respectively.
O'Sullivan said Maronde's struggles are due to his in-
ability to put batters away. The UCF rally began after Ma-
ronde gave up consecutive two-strike hits.
"I know he's a little down," O'Sullivan
said, "but to be quite honest with you, I'm
encouraged with the way he threw tonight.
Baseball He's just got to make better two-strike
Junior Kevin Chapman was able to stop
the bleeding for the Gators, forcing a flyout to end the
eighth and shutting down the Knights in the final frame.
With two outs and the potential tying run on first,
Chapman ended the game by striking out UCF left fielder
Chris Duffy, who hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
"Anytime there's a tight situation... I love getting in,"
Chapman said. "It's awesome because the adrenaline's
The Gators will host Siena tonight at 6:30.
Undersized Commodores control the paint in victory
W-HOOPS, from page 18
limited in the rest of the game. She
chipped in six after intermission that
all came before her fourth foul, and
she finished with 13 points on 6-of-9
shooting in 23 minutes.
"As good of a job as George did
HMid UUIII-Ledll / MllgUior Olall
Forward Jennifer George came off the bench to lead Florida with 13 points
on 6-of-9 shooting in the Gators' 71-60 loss at Vanderbilt.
for us on the offensive end today -
which I thought she did a fantastic job
- we were giving up just as much on
the other end," Butler said.
VU outscored Florida 36-30 in the
paint and outrebounded UF despite
being one of the smaller teams the
Gators have faced. UF had bettered
some of its taller opponents, like Ten-
nessee, on the glass but found itself
on the short end of the boards 31-24.
"They haven't been one of the
stronger rebounding teams in our
league this season," Butler said.
Eleven first-half turnovers allowed
the Gators to stay in the game and
prevented VU from opening the lead,
but the Commodores' hot shooting
neutralized their miscues.
Florida used a 9-2 run in the sec-
ond half to chip away at Vanderbilt's
lead. But every time UF threatened,
the Commodores either got a three-
pointer or a Huomi and-one layup,
which happened after a Jordan Jones'
free throw that left VU up by one be-
fore Huomi converted on the three-
A radio broadcast contributed to this
MIKE, from page 18
baseman Josh Adams hit ahead of Tucker, and
designated hitter Austin Maddox is behind him
Odds are Tucker is going to get his this year.
The question is whether opponents will have
to pitch to him, and if they don't, whether he'll
make it past first base.
Florida got this season off to a very prom-
ising start in this department, as the formula
for success was on display in the first inning
against USF on Friday.
Against Bulls ace Randy Fontanez, the pre-
season Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year,
the Gators' first four at-bats yielded four runs.
Den Dekker singled, Adams brought him in
with a towering home run to left field, Tuck-
er walked (of course) and then Maddox came
through with an opposite-field blast. UF coach
Kevin O'Sullivan couldn't have drawn that up
"The whole key to our offense, I believe, is
Josh and Matt getting on base and forcing other
teams to have to pitch to Preston," O'Sullivan
said. "If they do that, I think we're going to
score a bunch of runs."
Maddox is the biggest question
mark in that plan. Den Dekker and Ad-
ams are veterans with solid seasons un-
der their belts, while Maddox is a newbie.
And as the guy behind Tucker, he's the most
He impressed in his first two games by hom-
ering in each, but he's hitting .210.
Luckily, he has a good mentor one spot above
him in the batting order, as Tucker knows what
it's like to be a freshman in the spotlight.
"There's always a lot of pressure, not from
your peers, but you're putting a lot of pressure
on yourself trying to prove that you do belong
here," Tucker said. "The first swing he took at a
college ball, he hit it out.
"He showed that you can't pitch around
me every time because he'll put up some num-
Tucker hasn't put up crazy numbers him-
self so far (.267, zero home runs, zero RBIs), but
O'Sullivan isn't worried.
"He gets upset, but he'll be fine," O'Sullivan
said. "That's part of it. If you look at anybody
who has had the success he has had, you're go-
ing to get pitched to differently.
"I'm not worried about him. He's going to
stay in that third spot all year."
He's right not to worry about Tucker. It's a
long season, and he'll hit his stride. Whether the
Gators hit their stride as a team will depend on
the other guys keeping pace.
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