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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010


Alligator alum


talks comedy


In most cases, corrupt politi-
cians, drunken surgeons and ra-
bid monkeys on the loose don't
mesh well.
However, when Carl Hiaasen
steps into the room, the combina-
tion seems natural as he shares
stories from his work as a best-
selling author and award-win-
ning columnist for the Miami
Herald.
Speaking in front of about 350
people at Pugh Hall, Hiaasen dis-
cussed topics ranging from mun-
dane statewide budget issues
to bizarre legislation regarding
romantic relations between men
and goats.
Hiaasen noted how some peo-
ple may perceive his style to be
eccentric and cynical.
But he emphasized how his
role is to make sure people in
public positions are held account-
able.
"When you start accepting


weasely behavior...you've sur-
rendered," he said.
An alumnus of UF's College of
Journalism and Communications,
Hiaasen spoke fondly of his time
as a writer for the Alligator.
"It was a great time for politi-
cal satire," Hiaasen recalled. "You
had Nixon, (Henry) Kissinger,
John Mitchell...it was a parade of
knuckleheads."
"When you start accepting
weasely behavior...you've
surrendered."
Carl Hiaasen
Author and columnist

Myra Eddy came to the show
with her son, Thom, a graduate
of the College of Journalism and
Communications, and her grand-
son, James. She was entertained
by Hiaasen's dry humor and said
she has read all of his books.
"It's a little raunchy, but it
makes me laugh out loud," she
said.


N Fla tobacco trial begins


* S. FLA. VERDICTS HAVE REACHED
$300M IN COMPENSATIONS.

By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Writer
Opening arguments were made in the first
trial against Big Tobacco in North Florida since
the Florida Supreme Court found the industry
liable for cigarette-related deaths in 2006.
Amanda Jean Hall, represented by Rod
Smith, accused R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and
other major tobacco companies for the wrong-
ful death of her husband, Arthur Hall, who
died from lung cancer in 1995.
In his opening argument, Smith blamed R. J.
Reynolds for misleading Arthur Hall and other
smokers about the dangers of cigarette smok-
ing, therefore being responsible for his illness
and eventual death.


In their rebuttal, R.J. Reynolds, represented
by Dennis Murphy, argued the burden of proof
is on Amanda Hall to prove cigarette smoking
killed her husband and that it was Big Tobac-
co's fault her husband didn't quit.
In 2006, the Supreme Court found cigarettes
to be "unreasonably" dangerous, to cause nu-
merous types of cancer, that nicotine is addic-
tive and that Big Tobacco knew about the dan-
gers and acted negligently.
Special The Supreme Court ruling
Report stated Big Tobacco was liable for
smoking-related injuries or deaths,
and although it reversed a jury's verdict to
award $145 billion in damages, it allows smok-
ers and their loved ones to seek individual cases
against the companies.
Though this is the first trial to come from the
Engle decision in North Florida, jury verdicts
in South Florida have reached $300 million in
compensations awarded to date.


LOCAL

City honors women


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer
For Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Han-
rahan, being a woman has been worth
more than $100,000 of campaign dona-
tions.
As part of the second annual Wom-
en's History Month event sponsored
by Florida Women in Business and
Students in Free Enterprise, Hanrahan
talked to about 25 business school un-
dergraduates in Bryan Hall on Tues-
day night.
She spoke about the benefits of be-
ing a woman in the business and po-


litical spheres.
"For whatever reason, people op-
-sumption that being
a woman is a disad-
vantage when run-
ning for public of-

dience. "But it is the
Hanrahan exact opposite."
Haaan Having a defense
mechanism ready, such as wit or sar-
casm, can be helpful for dealing with
sexism, she said.
SEE WOMEN, PAGE 5


* UF center Vernon
Macklin scored
a game-high 21
points, but no
other Florida
player scored in
double figures, and
the Gators fell to
Vanderbilt 64-60 on
Tuesday night.
See Story, Page 14.


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Competition and was featured
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A Variationist Approach to
Second Language Acquisition:
Identity Issues
Thursday, 4 p.m.
Dauer Hall 219
A talk by Vera Regan of the
University College Dublin. This
talk describes three studies rep-
resenting different phases of a
research thread in second lan-
guage acquisition.

Actions presents: A Salute to
Soldiers Candlelight Vigil
Today, 7 p.m.
Reitz Union Amphitheater
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Month 2010 is recognizing
armed services members. There
will be a personal account of life
on the battlefield, a dedicational
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A headline in Tuesday's edi-
tion of the Alligator said, "Sto-
len laptop contained Shands
medical records." Not all of
Shands at UF's records were
compromised only a number
of patient records as indicated
in the story.
Another story, "UF team
builds solar house for interna-
tional competition," contained
a number of errors. Please see
alligator.org for a corrected ver-
sion and a list of the mistakes.
A cutline on a photo in Fri-
day's Alligator incorrectly
spelled the name of mayoral
candidate Don Marsh.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


ON CAMPUS

Former FBI agent to

speak about security


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer


Randall Murch cannot share his secrets
from classified missions he was involved in
as an FBI agent.
But he will be speaking at 7:30 tonight
in the Pugh Hall Ocora about the criminal
surveillance lessons he learned over more
than 25 years in the FBI and Department of
Homeland Security.
Murch is the associate director of research
program development at Virginia Tech's
Center for Technology Security, and Policy.
He will discuss how the U.S. government
tracks suspected criminals in order to keep
its citizens safe.
"I'm going to talk about how surveillance
is used and the societal implications," Murch
said in a phone interview Tuesday. "I'm then
going to let the audience decide for them-
selves what we should do."
Since Sept. 11, American society has be-
come more acclimated to increasing levels
of public surveillance, he said. As this trend
continues, policymakers must be careful to


maintain a proper balance between safety
and the preservation of civil liberties, he
said.
"I'm going to talk about how sur-
veillance is used and the societal
implications. I'm then going to let
the audience decide for them-
selves what we should do."
Randall Murch
associate director of research program
development at Virginia Tech's Center for
Technology, Security and Policy

The speech, which is sponsored by Cen-
ter for Humanities in the Public Sphere at
UF, is the third lecture in a four-part series
on identity-tracking technologies.
Murch is traveling from Virginia. He will
not be paid for his speech, but the Center for
Humanities in the Public Sphere at UF will
cover travel costs.
The event is free and open to the public.


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Senators say


goodbye, hello
* 42 NEWLY ELECTED SENATORS TOOK SEATS.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Tuesday's Senate meeting was all about hello and
goodbye.
After the outgoing Senators said their farewells, 42
newly elected Senators took their seats in the chambers.
The names of the new Senate president and president
pro-tempore were not available at press time.
Former Student Alliance Sen. Emily Hunt, who repre-
sented the College of Nursing, encouraged the Senate to
remember that they are all there for the same reason, and
much can be accomplished through just listening and co-
operating with members of other SG parties.
"Something that I've really strived for here is to get
along with everyone," Hunt said.
Ashton Charles, Student Body president-elect, en-
couraged senators to work together and be civil to each
other as they work for students' needs.
"We're all people, and I think all people should be
treated with respect, regardless of party," Charles said. Juliana Jimenez Alligator
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Senators unanimously approved the spring SG elec- Student Alliance party Sen. Jonathon Ossip speaks in front of the Student Senate Tuesday night at the Reitz Union.
tion results and passed a resolution commemorating the
30th anniversary of Women's History Month.


UPD shoots international student Tuesday night

The student confronted police with a pipe, knife Police shot the student at around 9:45
By CAROLYN TILLO student, whose identity was not released lando said. The student's condition was not known
Alligator Staff Writer at press time, had barricaded himself in The student confronted them with a at press time, and no other injuries were
his apartment. pipe and a knife, Orlando reported, Orlando said.
A UF international student is in Shands Neighbors called police at about 8:17 On said. Police evacuated about eight to 10 Cor-
at UF after being shot by University Po- p.m. after hearing screams coming from Campus After police tried to subdue ry Village residents during the standoff,
lice at Corry Village Tuesday at about 9:45 the apartment, Orlando said. the student with a taser and a according to the UF News.
p.m. The University Police Department went bean bag round, which delivers non-lethal For an update on the student's condi-
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the to the apartment and tried negotiating blows, the student continued to struggle, tion and other new details, see alligator.
withth the student fnr aboht an hour Or- he said org.


NATIONAL

Children read books, paint faces at Dr. Seuss celebration


UF elementary education graduate student Barbara Ogden stands on the corner of Northwest 34th Street
and Eighth Avenue in a Cat in the Hat suit Tuesday for a Read Across America event at Westside Park.


By ASHLEY HEMMY
Alligator Contributing Writer

The sun did not shine, but it
wasn't too wet to play at a celebra-
tion for Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday
Tuesday afternoon at Westside
Park.
Eight-year-old Ellie Donelan
enjoys reading Dr. Seuss books, so
when she saw the Cat in the Hat
greeting children at the event, she
ran over to him.
UF's Florida Education Associ-
ation, a part of the National Educa-
tion Association, threw the party
celebrating Read Across America
Day, which always falls on Seuss'
birthday and encourages children
to read, said Laura Roberts, the
association's president.
The organization gave away
books to about 60 children, Rob-
erts said.
Children sat at picnic tables to
eat snacks, do crossword puzzles
and look through more than 300
books donated by professors from
the UF College of Education.
"This is so much fun and it
puts something really fun into
your day," Ellie said. "And I've
been looking for something new
to read."


The Florida Education Associa-
tion has been planning this event
since October and advertised the
birthday party on local radio sta-
tions.
Members of Kappa Delta Pi,
an education honor society, also
helped at the party.
Jaclyn Savino, the president
of Kappa Delta Pi at UF, said the
event provided an opportunity
for education majors to work in
the community.
She said some students in
Gainesville may not be able to af-
ford books but should still be ex-
posed to reading at a young age.
The rain and cold weather did
not prevent families from coming
to meet the Cat in the Hat.
Ben Wise, father of 5-year-old
Henry and 4-year-old Spencer,
said the event was great for his
kids.
"They can see that other people
enjoy reading besides their dad,"
Wise said.
Earlier on Tuesday, volunteers
from the UF's Florida Education
Association and Club Creole read
to five first grade classes at Idyl-
wild Elementary.
They also made Cat in the Hat
hats with the children.


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But she said sexism is becoming rare.
"This is an extraordinary time for women in
leadership, whether it is in business or academia,"
Hanrahan said.
She said women are more likely to vote and go
to college, and being a woman in the workplace is
easier than ever.
Some gender-specific challenges will never go
away, she said.
"I highly recommend running for office while
being pregnant," she said. "And going into a busi-
ness meeting and having baby snot on your shoul-


der. Those are just the kinds of things you will have
to work with."
The future of gender relations in the workplace
is bright, she said.
"For women in your age range, the men should
be just fabulous," she said with a
Local wink.
News Event organizer Sarah Hudson
said she plans to invite a similar
speaker to next year's celebration.
"It was really good to have a successful woman
who went to UF who is still in the community,"
Hudson said. "Being a woman is not a disadvan-
tage."


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Editorial

Van-napping

Alligator hopes its van

will be returned

Shadow descended upon the Alligator staff Monday
night.
As we sat in our offices, diligently slaving over
computer screens to produce Tuesday's paper, a villain with a
thirst for mayhem stole our distribution van right from under
our noses.
The vehicle, henceforth affectionately referred to
as Van, was minding his own business in the park-
ing lot just last night when he was purloined.
Those who spotted him later thought he was being driven
lawfully. But he was being taken against his will. (We're
sure he would have screamed for help had his hood not been
latched.)
Put yourself in Van's tires. You're sleeping on your com-
fortable concrete slab, resting before a long morning of bring-
ing joy to the hearts of Alligator readers, and all of a sudden
someone snatches you away. Imagine how scared you'd be.
That's why we're asking whoever took Van to return him
- unharmed, of course. We can assure you none of us will
sleep until he's safely returned.
We use him to deliver the paper, and without him our
distributors are forced to carry mounds of papers for miles
and miles on foot (OK, not really, but you get the point).
We don't know if it was a reader with a taste for mischief, a
slighted source with a grudge or just a local hoodlum who
needs some extra space to haul other stolen goods (or a grow
house). All we know is that he's gone, and we need him back.
If you know anything concerning Van or his whereabouts,
please call the Alligator office at 352-376-4446. In the mean
time, check our Web site, where we'll let you know if he is
found so you can stop your tireless searches.


Too Little, Too Late


A s of Tuesday, nearly
S800 people have died
L1 as a result of the earth-
quake in Chile. Individuals
and corporations alike are
coming to the aid of victims
any way they can. But it's
frustrating to watch as some
mask avarice with fake gen-
erosity.
Saturday, Walmart an-
nounced its ostensibly noble
commitment to give a million
dollars for "emergency relief
efforts throughout the coun-
try." Normal people like us
don't have a million dollars
to give, so, initially, this seems
generous of them.
However, as pointed out
by Huffington Post commen-
tator John Perkins, Walmart's
profits verge on $5 billion per
quarter, and they're growing
every day.
With profits like this and
the fact that barely a year ago
Walmart merged with Chile's
largest food retailer and now


owns more than half of it, Per-
kins points out that Walmart's
donation is "less than their
equivalent of a dime."
"The Widow's Offering"
parable comes to mind. Sure,
Walmart gave what we con-
sider a great sum of money,
but the amount is embarrass-
ing when you think about it.
Despite the fact that there
have been documentaries
and countless articles written
about the greedy and unfair
practices of Walmart, it re-
mains a public giant. Most
people hear about the things
Walmart does and say, "That's
terrible!" but head there the
next time they want cheaper
DVDs or cookies at 3 a.m.
Walmart can be conve-
nient and cheap for a college
student, but is it really worth
it to continue feeding the cor-
porate monster? When there
is some other place to go,
we're going to start bypassing
Walmart.


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'Wasteful' spending not always bad


s I grow older and have more things to pay for,
I find that money has taken on an increased sig-
nificance in my life. When I was younger, having
money was never really that big of a deal. This was be-
cause it was my parent's money and I was a greedy little
candy addict. When I did have some coins and bills, it
barely stayed in my pocket before I blew it on some choc-
olate or Twizzlers. Nowadays, I still live off my parents
but have come to appreciate the almighty dollar a little
bit more. However, when I hear about people blowing
millions of dollars on comic books, as two anonymous
buyers did for the original Superman and Batman com-
ics last week, I am not stunned at how people can spend
so much money on so little. Rather, I applaud someone
for spending the money on a hobby or personal dream,
as long as it does not hurt someone else.
For people who have not read the story, last Monday
a very rare issue of Action Comics #1, the debut of Su-
perman, was sold for a then-record $1 million dollars.
Then, three days later, Detective Comics #27 sold for
$1,075,500, the current record. Although this in no way
influences my opinion on the matter, I love comic books.
One of the remaining vestiges of my childhood is this
nerdy, slightly embarrassing infatuation. I could debate
on who the best superhero is all day (Superman takes
it by a hair over Spiderman) and break down the truly
superhuman qualities of the Incredible Hulk's pants.
However, I would have this same opinion for anything
so extravagant that sold for such a high price. I am not
arguing people should spend their money on something
that is evil or hateful. While it seems ridiculous to waste
large amounts of money on really, really old pieces of
printed paper, I feel that it is commendable that these
anonymous collectors are that devoted to spending their
money on something that interests them and not being
deterred by what others may think.
Yes, I can definitely think of a million other things


That I could waste that money
on other than old comic books (a
couple billion packets of Ramen
soup or a four year supply Fresh-
ens smoothies are the first things
that come to mind). However, these
Joshua Lee collectors are spending their mon-
letters@alligatororg ey on something that makes them
happy and that they are interested
in. I should be the first one to de-
ride these collectors for their seemingly wasteful spend-
ing habits. Money is of constant importance to me as a
financially-strapped college student (and by financially-
strapped, I mean I am living off of my debit card and the
only thing of value in my wallet is a coupon for $5 off at
T.G.I. Friday's). I could never imagine spending such an
amount of money on comic books, even though they are
my now not-so-secret shame.
However, when I look at people spending such
amounts to obtain something that is truly in their own
interest, it becomes clear to me that the definition of
wealth and how to spend that fortune is different for
every person. Some people spend their money on
cars, boats, and water balloon fights while others have
mouths to feed and bodies to keep warm. Others donate
their money to humanitarian causes and some blow it
on comic books. As long as it doesn't hurt someone else,
people should have the right to spend their money on
their own harmless interests. Especially in the midst of
the current economic problems that face this country,
it is understandable that the knee-jerk reaction to news
of people spending millions on comics would be nega-
tive. Although people are quick to criticize the buyers or
shake their heads at the purchase, I applaud these col-
lectors for spending their money on something that they
love.
Joshua Lee is a political science sophomore.


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Americans should give gay couples a chance at marriage
wo capital cities will make history this many straight couples take for granted. Jared Misner ing zealots and lucky Whether gay couples can wed or not, many
week as they join the exclusive club of Thankfully, the country's Supreme Court Speaking Out heterosexuals who be- of the same religiously righteous radicals will
five states and seven countries that al- recently rejected a similar measure brought lieve gay marriage will still proselytize their beliefs of eternal hellfire
low same-sex marriages. to it by the governors of three Mexican states be the ultimate and and damnation for anyone who falls in love
Following Congress' failure to reject Mayor who worried the new law would force them to complete demise of the sanctity of marriage: with the "wrong" sex. I'm not a fanatic, and
Adrian Fenty's bill to allow gay marriage in the recognize the gay marriages. You've already tarnished it yourself. I can only recite a handful of Bible verses. But
nation's capital and Chief Justice John Roberts' For the record, the law would do no such At least allow us to share in your over- as an occasional churchgoer, as a lover of af-
refusal to intervene, Washington, D.C., will thing in Mexico City or Washington, D.C. whelming self-pity and wallowing despair fectionate cheek grabs and lipstick stains from
join other capitals across the globe, including The laws wouldn't affect anyone except the when we discover we might not succeed at elderly Methodist women leaning over in their
Madrid, Ottawa, Oslo and Stockholm, as it be- gay couples who simply want to publicly cel- the whole marriage thing either. But let us try. pews, and as a gay man, I have a feeling my
gins to recognize gay marriages today. ebrate their love for one another. Forget about all the rights we're denied God won't be too upset with me that I have
More surprisingly, Mexico City is poised The laws wouldn't taint the "sanctity of even when we're appeased with civil unions. the ability and the divine gift to love another
to begin recognizing gay marriages Thursday, marriage" heterosexual couples hold so dear. Forget about the shame many of us feel human being regardless of his gender.
which remains a shock for the staunchly con- And by "sanctity," I'm referencing, with every day when we realize most of our peers And with all the hatred in this world, I
servative, Roman Catholic-dominated region. no particular emphasis, Elizabeth Taylor's think we shouldn't publicly love our spouses, think my God would be happy to know I'm
However, Mexico's federal government eight different marriages to seven men, Britney We're just asking you to give us a chance. simply trying to love another person.
appealed to the country's Supreme Court in an Spears' 55-hour marriage and the divorce rate What's the worst that could happen with At least Washington, D.C., and Mexico City
effort to deal gay and lesbian couples another creeping up to nearly 50 percent in the U.S. Mexico City and our capital opening their are giving me a chance.
blow to achieving basic human rights rights I have a secret for the Bible-verse-bellow- hearts to gay couples so we can open ours? Jared Misner is metro editor at the All H1,..


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Eye of the Beholder


Gainesville woman relives past, looks to future


By JARED MISNER
Alligator Staff Writer
Jmisner@alligator org

When the neighbors heard her screaming,
they thought it was just another stray cat.
It wasn't until a woman walking her dog
found her the next morning, run over, raped
and left to rot they realized the cries of agony,
the cries for mercy were from a woman cling-
ing to life.
But as she lay dying in the street, Marvene
Edwards still had eight lives left. This wasn't
the last time she would cheat death. This
wasn't the last time she would muster the un-
fathomable tenacity to keep going.
It was in the early hours of a Saturday
morning in December, just before Edwards'
32nd birthday in Princeton, Fla., a town with
a population of about 11,000, where black and
Hispanic residents outnumber their white
counterparts by more than 4 to 1. It is a town
where the percentage of people living below
the poverty line in 2008 was nearly double
Florida's average. It is a town swept up and
silenced by the sand and spice of neighboring
Miami just 23 miles to the northeast.
She was wearing a white fur coat as she left
a nightclub alone sometime after 2 a.m. and
walked down a dirt road used more by sex-
crazed adolescents looking for a place to park
than for any kind of driving.
And it would be here on that dirt road,
within an hour, where Edwards would be
raped. And it would later be here on that tire-
grooved gravel road where a .22-caliber bul-
let would both destroy and save her life as it
barreled through her right eye, ricocheting
through her right hand and out through the
left side of her skull, creating a nickel-sized
hole where now just a thin layer of skin and
tightly braided black hair protect her brain.
"It can't end like this," she thought. She
had children she hadn't said goodbye to. She
had a family, a job and a life to live.
Flash.
Her head was shrouded in blood-bathed
bandages, her right eye socket bare, her mem-
ory obliterated as she awoke in a hospital bed
more than three days later.
"I knew I lost my eye, but I didn't remem-
ber anything," Edwards recalled.
Flash.
After she left the nightclub that Saturday
morning, a van sped down the dirt road past
Edwards, its tires crunching the pebbles em-
bedded in the road. She thought nothing of it
until the van raced back around so close to her
it forced her into a nearby bush.
Two Hispanic men started yelling at the
31-year-old mother of four to get in the van.
"The first thought in my mind was, 'He
gon' rape me,'" Edwards said. "And I wasn't
gon' make a fuss because I wanted to get out
alive."
The men repeatedly clubbed Edwards on
her upper lip with the butt of a gun, cracking
teeth and slashing lips. They punched Ed-
wards incessantly, demanding drug money
she didn't have while she begged for mercy
and pleaded with the men they had the wrong
woman.
"No one's listening to you," Edwards said.
"All they care about is their merchandise."
Then Edwards' nightmare got worse as the
men "snatched up" her clothes and raped her,
fracturing her pelvis as they shoved anything
they could find inside her.
"Every way you think I could be raped,
they did to me," Edwards said.
And these were the memories from a wom-
an who doctors said would never amount to


anything more than a vegetable if she ever
awoke from her coma.
Edwards remembered the men finally
giving up on her beaten, bruised and blood-
ied body after one of them stabbed her in the
stomach. She remembered how the worst was
yet to come.
"Once these people know you don't have
what they want and that you've seen all these
things they've done, they can't let you get out
alive. They throw you up against a tree because
they can't allow blood to get all over their car,"
Edwards said. "And then they shoot you."
Flash.
A point-blank gunshot wound to the face
was just the beginning for Edwards.
As she slept in her foreign hospital bed,
Edwards' blood-blotched hospital gauze cov-
ering her eye and skull had been laced with
a poison so new, so deadly in 1987, it would
later put Edwards on a death mission. Her life-
saving, and potentially life-destructing, blood
transfusion was unintentionally tainted with
HIV.
Flash.
Edwards, now 54, walks out from her
kitchen in east Gainesville as her white front
door, marred black toward the bottom, budges
and squeaks open after just the right amount
of force. The smell of freshly fried catfish and
hushpuppies wafts out into her front yard.
She's wearing a baby blue smock atop a long-
sleeved white thermal, blue jeans so worn
there's no blue left, a silver necklace with the
words "Friends Forever" etched on the heart-
shaped pendant and a perfectly matched choc-
olate brown glass eye in her right eye socket.
"I've done crazy things with my eye,"
Edwards said, as she slapped her knee and


leaned back on her sofa, laughing.
And this is the woman who once just want-
ed to die more than anything in the world,
joking about her glass eye as she leans over
to allow a quick touch of the spongy part of
her skull where a bullet once ravaged its way
through.
"She's a walking miracle," said Quinton
Williams, one of Edwards' four children.
The fact that Williams is sitting on Ed-
wards' ordinary blue sofa in her ordinary liv-
ing room, watching "Legion" on an ordinary
Wednesday evening is a miracle in itself.
Because everything wasn't always this fun-
ny. Everything wasn't always this ordinary.
Edwards awoke like a child in Jackson Me-
morial Hospital, forced to relearn how to walk
and talk after waking up from being shot in
the face.
But even living a child's life was miracu-
lous. Just by waking up, she had cheated death
one more time. Her nine lives were dwindling
quickly.
Doctors joked with Edwards, saying the
only way she could have survived a bullet fly-
ing through her skull was if God moved her
brain aside.
Edwards never thought of this as a joke.
She knew this was nothing short of the truth.
"They called me 'The Miracle Patient,'" Ed-
wards said, as her right eye stared unwaver-
ingly, artificially.
After relearning how to walk and talk dur-
ing about six months of intensive rehabilita-
tion, Edwards found herself fighting to get her
own children back from protective services
who had taken them while Edwards was in
her comatose state.
"At the time I found out where they were,


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Marvene Edwards poses for a portrait in her home in east Gainesville on Tuesday
night.


I had found out I was HIV-positive," Edwards
said. "I thought they were better off. I aban-
doned my children; I really did."
And to cope, Edwards turned to drugs and
transformed into Peaches, her cocaine-snort-
ing, crack-smoking alter ego.
"The drugs, they hide the pain; they cam-
ouflage everything," Edwards said. "It makes
for an easy way out."
And that was Edwards' life for more than
10 years drugs. This was Edwards' escape
from her reality as an HIV-positive, leper-like
societal blister, she said. This was her escape
from her inability to escape life.
"That was what life was about the next
hit," Edwards said. "You wake up wondering
where you gon' find the next hit. You live for
the next hit. Basically, you work for the drug.
You work hard day and night, overtime for
the drug."
The multitude of drug homes Edwards
lived in during the '90s, letting drugs flow in
and out freely like sleazy motel guests, landed
her in trouble more than once.
The criminal charges, including a handful
of cocaine-related third- and second-degree
felonies fall easily off Edwards' tongue, and
Edwards isn't bashful to admit them. Because
Peaches is dead now.
The past is dead now.
"I could smell flesh burning, I was that
close to hell," Edwards said of her "drinkin'-
and-druggin'" past. "When I did drugs, I saw
demonic things in the mirror."
This was rock bottom. She might as well
have been dead, she thought. And death was
all she wanted.
"I drank. I did drugs. I OD'd a few times. I
was on a suicide mission," Edwards said. "Ev-
erything I did, I wouldn't die."
Edwards still had a couple of lives to bum.
That was seven years ago. That was the last
anyone saw of Peaches.
"She bent way over, but she didn't break,"
said Donzella Latimer, Edwards' older sister.
"God didn't want her to break."
God had other plans for Edwards.
"Until the world knows about me, I'm not
going anywhere," Edwards said, as she dis-
cussed her mission to "stomp out" the stigma
surrounding the disease that's raged a ruthless
war on her immune system for more than 20
years.
Edwards is now president of Positives
Empowering Positives, an organization in
Gainesville designed to uplift those living
with HIV/AIDS and help those infected and
affected with the disease realize there's more
to life than being HIV positive.
But not everything is so easy for the wom-
an who's living on one of her last lives, the
woman who freely admits every birthday is
extra special.
Edwards estimated she's known almost 10
people who have died from the same disease
that could potentially kill her.
"It's painful. Especially when you know
them, you've played with them, you've
laughed with them. It's painful," Edwards
said. "Sometimes a good cry has to come."
Edwards lives in a different world. It is a
world where people are distinguished by be-
ing positive or negative. It is a world where
her life is governed by so many daily pills that
she remembers them by color rather than by
name.
Amid the T-cell counts, the twice-daily
cocktails of medication and the constant en-
counters with those who treat her like a leper,
even at church, Edwards still finds time to
live.
"It's not the end of the world unless you
want it to be," she said. "I got too much livin'
to do."







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


HUGE FLOORPLANS!
1Bed-$589*2Bed-$719
Tennis*Pool*Basketball
FREE Personal Trainer!
Great School Districts!*332-7401
4-21-71-2



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


Move in Today!
All Inclusive roommate matching $606
Spacious 2/2 Townhomes & LOCATION!
Park-n-Ride Bus Route-So you can sleep in!
3500 SW 19th Ave*www.MuseumWalk.com
*379-9255*
4-21-09-71-2


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


For Rent
Sunfurnished


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


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages

Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
4-21-09-71-2


ACROSS FROM UF!







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

Come see for yourself!
call 374-3866 for a tour or text
HIDDENLAKE to 47464 OR...
Next time you're on facebook,
creep on over to Hidden Lake's page
to see floor plans, pics & more!
4-21-09-71-2


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


$394 ALL INCLUSIVE
Upscale Student Living
TV IN YOUR APT!*Ask how
Bus line through the Complex!
GainesvillePlace.com*352-271-3131
4-21-71-2

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


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







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

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

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

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


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

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

1, 2, 3 BR's WE'VE GOT IT ALL!
1/1 from $589 2/2 from $649
3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
Tennis*1 mile to UF*Huge Laundry Facilities
377-7401 www.biketouf.com
4-21-09-71-2


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

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

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

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

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
239-250-6149 3-19-10-45-2



** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-21-65-2

* One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1 bedroom from *$457 2 bedroom from *$558
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2


* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2 bedroom 1 bath from *$549
2 bedroom 2 bath from *$641
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Additional $200 off next month
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 *$549
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
3-18-10-40-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
Screened Patio-W/D-Microwave
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
4-21-60-2


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

4 BR's FOR FALL!
ONLY $1089 1525 square feet HUGE!!!
Washer/Dryer* Fireplace Water/Sewer incl.
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Tennis
Individual Leases Pets Loved
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-10-55-2

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
3-5-10-25-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 3-5-10-25-2


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


**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 3 bd/2 ba
Completely Remodeled
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


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


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


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

WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
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
4-21-10-36-2

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

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

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

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

NEWLY REMODELED
Chelsea Lane Apts!
Close to UF & on Bus Route
W/D incl. Call today
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.chelsealaneapartments.com
4-21-10-36-2

3BD/3BA Homes Near UF
Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo
Newer homes/ limited avail.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

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


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

***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
3-31-36-2

$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1BA
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands.
W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500sec., $495/
month. 3120 SW 26th Way Unit A. 562-2782
or 514-6869 if interested. 3-16-25-2

2BR/1 BA cent heat mobile home.
Shady lot. From $300 $450/mo
First month half price incl water. No pets.
4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-31-36-2

705 NW 10th Avenue <9Blks from UF
3BR/1BA, 8rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central
A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 275-
1259, ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-10-22-2

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

10houses.com
3 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$1000 -$1400 Bike to UF
352.336.6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-5-10-20-2

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

4Br/3Ba Large Home w/ 2 car gar, 8 min from
UF, large fenced yard, dogs ok. Exquisite
oaks & landscaping, wood & tile floors, new
appliances. $1,600/mo. 352-466-0358. Avail
summer or Aug. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 3-5-
10-20-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 3-5-
10-20-2


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


PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-22-
10-25-2


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


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


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


2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from
UF on bus route. Incl W/D, community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security sys. $878/mo. Avail 5/1 or 8/1.
Call/text 332-8841 lindalu@gatorhomes.com
3-22-10-20-2


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

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

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

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

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
3-16-10-11-2


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!
352.371.7777
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DOWNTOWN 414 SE 2nd St 2BR/1BA
DUPLEX apt w/loft, central heat, window air,
off-street parking, convenient access to ev-
erything. $630/mo, 1st, last, $600 dep. Call
352-373-6551 3-16-10-2

3 br/1ba 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

15 mins to Gvlle. 1 br Duplex. kit, Irm & walk-
in closet. Cent. heat/air. Fenced yard, front &
rear porches. Clean/neat. $550 mo/1st, 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-
329-8834 3-3-5-2

APTS and HOMES for rent near UF!
Avail Summer and Fall, visit our website at
merrillmanagement.net or
Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10
3-30-10-19-2

2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2

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 tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
1 Merrill Management Inc
* 352-372-1494 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


For Rent
| unfurnished

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
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2

*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
3-3-10-5-2

BELLA PROPERTIES.NET
Luxury apartments 2/2&3/2 steps from uf.
check our web page out!335-5424
3-3-5-2

Short Term Lease Thru 7/31
lbdrm in Historic Mansion OR
3bdrm/2bath Condo
Close to Campus. $350 obo
Contact: Eric 352.682.7424 3-5-10-6-2

***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1400/
mo. 373-1558, 246-8645, or 256-8370 3-16-
10-8-2

Hidden gem 2/2 walk to shands/VA
just renovated/wood floor/new paint
w/d pool balcony free parking,water
REDUCED $850/mo.352-281-0733
thuy_carroll@yahoo.com 3-25-10-15-2

2BR/1.5BA upstairs/downstairs. Half carpet,
half tile. Pet friendly. Close to Bus routes 9,
34, and 36. $625/mo 352-275-4889 3-19-
10-11-2

$199 Move-In Special
$500-$700 2BR/1BA
Walking distance to UF and downtown
800-805-7379 or 352-505-9264 4-16-10-
30-2

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. (leave
a voicemail) 3-31-17-2

Available now. HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near Landings Apts. On UF bus rte.
Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace,
cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $900/mo. All
4BR/2BA $1100/mo. 327-2931 or 376-6183
3-15-10-5-2


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5 BEDROOM HOUSE
Walk to Class, Right Across from the
football stadium, $530 per room, please call
John @ 561-866-8234 for additional info
3-5-10-4-2

Like Rural Living? Horses? Barn
Eff Apt, Stalls Avail, Loft Bed
W/D provided, Pets OK, 15 Ac
Jonesville, $400 Apt, $150/Stall
Whole Oper $1350 954-292-2244
3-18-10-7-2

Spacious 1 BR apt for rent.
1BR/1BA apt near Oaks Mall.
Walk to mall, restaurant and coffee shops.
New appliances. Call 352-258-4695 3-16-
10-5-2


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Short Term Lease Thru 7/31
lbdrm in Historic Mansion OR
3bdrm/2bath Condo
Close to Campus. $350 obo
Contact: Eric 352.682.7424 3-5-10-6-3

2b/2b available for immediate sub-lease,
Cobblestone townhouse, 1270 sq ft, free
cable, 24 hr fitness ctr, free wireless at pool,
free unlimited tanning, only 5 mths left in
lease. Originally $1000 mth, March already
pd, will discount to $900 for remaining 4
mths. call 352-514-5904 3-15-10-7-3

$450/mo OBO furnished or unfurnished
1/1 in 4/4 avail SUMMER '10. Oxford
Terrace on sorority row bus stop. W/D,
dishwasher,internet,cable included, female
or male. Call 321-278-6222 3-4-5-3

$575/mo OBO furnished/unfurnished 1/1
directly behind Midtown at College Park.
Walking distance to UF. Parking included.
Female or male. Call 305-587-1122
3-26-10-3


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


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submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES
IN FURN 4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF.
$290/mo incl elec, cable tv, internet, pool,
laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626
4-21-09-71-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
3-19-10-38-4


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

Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
3-26-10-35-4

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

Female wanted to share new 3BR/3BA home
near campus(SW area)2400sf. On bus route.
Washer & dryer included. Furnished, except
your bedroom. $395 plus utilities. Serious,
non-smoking students only. 813-610-1698
3-18-10-4

STUDENT NEEDED
New townhome, W/D, clubhouse, pool, gat-
ed, packing, bus route. $350 + utilities. 727-
729-1561 3-31-19-4

2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mis. Bball, pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, or 352-636-4814 3-31-10-18-4

A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from ShandsNA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$350/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220
(leave a voicemail.) 3-31-17-4.

$350 Room 4 Rent!
FEMALE ONLY! Available now in 2BR apt!
Rent (incl water) +1/2 utils. (786) 797-1377
3-16-5-4



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

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

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
University Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-
71-5


AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5

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

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

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
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GAINESVILLE $199,000
3BR/2.5BA, large yard
Double (+) garage
3794 SW 56th Rd.
352-494-8848 3-22-10-10-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-21-09-71-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-21-09-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-21-
71-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

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

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

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

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


CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com
3-31-10-52-7




***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-21-09-71-10


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
3-31-09-103-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $699 and up.
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

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

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

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

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

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

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

97 Chevy Malibu $1999
95 Chrysler LHS $1999
00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

96 Honda Accord $2500
96 Cadillac Deville $2900
02 Kia Rio $3900
03 Buick Century $4900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

Sun City Auto Sales
60 Day pay off
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

2003 Honda Civic, 79k, $8999CASH
2003 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
2002 Honda Odysee, 117k, $6999 CASH
2000 Ford Mustang, 111k, $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

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


2005 Dodge Stratus, 78k, $8999 CASH
2004 Toyota Corolla, 111k $7999 CASH
1999 Toyota Sienna, 135k $5999 CASH
2002 Toyota Corolla, 68k $6999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Over 150 cars in stock
Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans
352-338-1999 4-21-55-12


HAVE YOU BOUGHT A CAR FOR
SUN CITY AUTO and it broke down?
Please e-mail me this week
test@celebrationnews.net 3-4-10-4-12


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

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


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


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BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948. 3-5-10-72-13

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and
fourth wednesdays of each month. These
hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and
have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 3-5-
10-72-13

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


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


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


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



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Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
4-21-10-71-14

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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



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



O**ATTENTION SMOKERS!@@@
**Do you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic 328-6603 or
e-mail: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 3-15-
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Attention Smokers! Smokers are needed
to participate in a smoking cessation study.
You will be compensated for your participa-
tion. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab
and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at
ufsmokelab@gmail.com. 3-4-10-14

F/T Legal Assistant, salary negotiable.
Writing skills a must, accounting skills a plus.
Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-371-4000.
3-29-10-20-14

HIRING STYLIST AND NAIL TECHS!!!
LOCATION: THE SALON "0" EXPERIENCE;
ON NW 6TH ST GAINESVILLE, FL 32609.
50% COMMISSION OR RENTAL IF
DESIRED. CONTACT SALON MANAGER
MRS. CAROYLN 0 AT 352-284-1320 OR
352-672-6339. 4-1-23-14

SPA COORDINATOR NEEDED.
Must be available spring break. Call 352-562-
4610 to set up an interview. 3-5-10-7-14

If You're NOT Earning $500/Day Or More
PT, Watch This Video Proof & Apply Online
Now! ClientsCallUs.com Get Paid Daily.
3-3-10-5-14

Web company seeks Office Manager for
administrative, accounting, general of-
fice tasks. Must be computer + internet
savvy. QuickBooks exp a +. Resume to
GnvWebCo@gmail.com 3-17-10-10-14

HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 3-5-10-6-14

Seeking experienced housekeeping room in-
spectors. Good starting wage and benefits
Apply in person @ the Paramount Plaza
3-4-10-5-14

Seeking experienced AM & PM restaurant
servers, Line cooks and dishwashers.
Apply in person @ the Paramount Plaza
3-4-10-5-14

Sales rep for Internet finance company.
Must be able to work independently & meet
deadlines. Strong attention to detail, organi-
zational, & research skills are a must. Sales
exp is helpful. Salary starts at $24k/year +
commission. Excellent earning potential
for motivated individuals. Email resume to
jobs@nationaltechmark.com or fax to 1-866-
728-4579. Put "Financial Sales" in subject
line. 3-18-10-10-14

F/T sales associate wanted for specialty run-
ning store. Enthusiastic personality with pas-
sion for running preferred. Please email re-
sume to mike@runningandwalkingstore.com
3-5-10-5-14

Tutor-- UF Managerial Accounting
(ACG2071) $15/hr,
approx 6 hr/wk. hrs flexible. email qualifica-
tions to chawn@ufl.edu 3-4-3-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-21-71-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-21-71-15

Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm
tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 4-21-09-71-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-21-71-15


TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
S tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-21-71-15


MINI MAXI WAREHOUSES
15 different sizes starting at 6x10 rentals at
$39/mo. UHaul warehouse complex, trucks
and trailers. Also 100 sheds for sale. 352-
373-6294 or 1-800-559-2449 8-16-10-71-
15

Local Immigration Attorney Marriage
Green Cards/Fiance Visas/Naturalization
Matters $295.00 Attorney Fees Plus Costs
www.ruthimmigrationlaw.com
Richard L. Ruth, Esq.
6-1-45-15


Horseback Trail Rides
with gentle horses, eco-tours,
mule-drawn hay rides, bonfire parties
safe and fun. 352-682-4192
3-5-5-15


BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS
For ALL ages.
My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-
piano. If interested call 352-256-3800 or
email gidonherman00@gmail.com 3-16-
10-15


ANY JOBS LARGE OR SMALL
JC Landscaping & Janitorial
Landscaping, Hauling, Inside/Outside
Cleaning, Power Washing.
Call 224-5693 or 303-9831 3-15-10-5-15


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-21-71-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-21-71-16


Grieving the loss of someone?
National Students of AMF
Join our Facebook group:
"Gator Students of AMF"
TalkAboutLoss.org 4-21-43-16

A Woman's Answer
Think you might be pregnant?
Testing, confidential advising
Referrals
352-376-2716 8-24-74-16


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)


*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-21-71-18

FINALLY...SPRING BREAK!!
Going to the beach? You need new flip-flops.
Reef, Roxy, Quiksilver, Chaco, Keen and
Teva Sandals. Just call Lloyd Clarke Sports
352-372-7836. 1504 NW 13th St. 3-5-7-18

STRETCH BOARDSHORTS!
Great for surf, volleyball or just hanging out.
Quik, Billabong, Fox and Hurley. Check
it out. Lloyd Clarke's 1 mi N or UF on 441.
www.lloydclarkesports.com 3-5-7-18

SAVE $ ON RUNNING SHOES!
We'll help you find the right shoe for your
unique foot, strike and run style. We offer
free gait analysis. Hundreds of choices in
stock. Lloyd Clarke Sports. 352-372-7836
3-5-7-18


Male professional, 70 years old, tall, from Sri
Lanka seeking white female, fair hair, 60-80
years old. Animals okay.
Write to MFP P.O. Box 1823, Gainesville, FI
32656 3-26-19-19


Mature artist, mid-80's, but much younger
looking & acting is looking or attractive fe-
male with sense of humor to take to dinner,
companionship, life's adventures & who
know? Call Bob 352-226-8449 3-4-5-19


Book reading and signing by Fred Malphurs,
retired CEO, of the North Florida/South
Georgia Veterans Health System. Fred's
internet radio show, Adventures in
Healthcare will also be discussed.
His books: MY Life in the VA, Meanie
Mouse verus the Orlando Operators and
Mexia. At the Thomas Center,
March 10, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
3-5-10-8-20


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-8-74-21



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



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



*RIVERSPORT KAYAKS*
Kayak Rentals, Manatee Tours
UF Students 20% off on Rentals.
352-621-4972 www.flakayak.com
4-21-10-71-21


*****RIVERSPORT KAYAKS*****
352-621-4972 WWW.FLAKAYAK.COM
SALES, RENTALS, TOURS, FISHING
Dealer for Wilderness Systems, Perception
Necky, Ocean, Hobie Peddle Kayaks
4-21-10-71-21


GMG TRANSPORT
FREE WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1 & 4:30
Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm Mon 2 pm -Also
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Sports
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Florida falls at home to Vanderbilt

0 GUARD KENNY BOYNTON MISSED WIDE-OPEN
THREE-POINTER IN THE FINAL SECONDS.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

Florida got off a shot in the final seconds this time but
couldn't get it to fall.
Down by two with 10 seconds to go, freshman guard
Kenny Boynton missed an open three-pointer, and No. 13
Vanderbilt (23-6, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) held on for
a 64-60 win over UF (20-10, 9-6 SEC) in the O'Connell Center
on Tuesday night.
The final play was designed for junior forward Chandler
Parsons to drive and create a shot, and after being double-
teamed he kicked it out to a wide-open Boynton, who was just
2 of 15 from the field on the night after hitting 6 of 9 attempts
from three-point range Saturday at Georgia.
"I skipped it to KB, and he got a great look," said Parsons,
who followed up his 29-point performance against the Bull-
dogs with just three points. "Those shots have been going
down for him lately, so I can't even really complain about the
look we got." Al
The Gators viewed their rematch with the Commodores
as a must-win, and the loss puts far more pressure on them
to win at Kentucky on Sunday and make a deep SEC Tourna-
ment run if they want to avoid a third-straight National Invi-
tation Tournament appearance.
"This one was huge," Parsons said. "You win this one,
you're in the (NCAA) Tournament. So it definitely hurts to
fall short, especially on Senior Night for Dan (Werner) and
with everything on the line."
UF led by five with 9:22 to go but couldn't get anything go-
ing offensively, as it went the last 9:53 without a field goal.
The Gators shot just 26.7 percent from the field and missed
all seven of their attempted three-pointers in the second half.
The Commodores, meanwhile, went 42.9 percent from the
field and hit 10 of 20 shots from beyond the arc for the game. Steven H. Keys/ Alligator Staff
Six of those came from guard John Jenkins, who finished UF center Vernon Macklin goes for a layup in the Gators' 64-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 60 loss to Vanderbilt on Tuesday.


UF could see familiar end with NIT appearance


You know this feeling, but that
doesn't make it any easier to
swallow.
The familiar NIT is knocking pret-
ty much banging down the door actu-
ally after UF could not score down
the stretch once again in a 64-60 loss to
Vanderbilt.
Tuesday showed why the Georgia
game Saturday was so important. It
showed why the loss at South Carolina is
reason for concern. It showed how past
indiscretions you know, like a home
loss to South Alabama can come back
to haunt you in March.
Each of those losses is excusable by it-
self. Compounding those errors shrinks
the margin for error.
Florida all but clinched a three-game


losing streaktoend
the regular season,
putting even more
pressure on UF in
the Southeastern
Phil Kegler Conference Tour-
Phil on the Hill nament
pkegler@allgator org I see a more
troubling pattern
developing: strug-
gling to score down the stretch.
The Gators went without a field goal
for the final 9:53 Tuesday. UF didn't
have a point in the final 1:39 against
Georgia. Florida finished the Auburn
game with no field goals in the last 8:24.
South Carolina held UF to one field goal
in six minutes late in the game. Missis-
sippi State cut a 12-point deficit with


STiger Woods is out of therapy, back at home and getting into shape, accord-
ing to reports. I hope that's not a creative way of saying he has relapsed. ... It's
fitting Dan Werner's up-and-down career in the O'Connell Center came to an end
with a tip-in ... for the other team. ... Add the upcoming season of Dancing with
the Stars to the list of things I never would have watched if not for Erin Andrews.


2:38 left to four in the final 30 seconds.
Florida scored five points in the final
5:14 against Kentucky.
The remarkable thing is the ability
of Florida's defense to keep the team
in games. The Gators shot 27 percent in
the second half and had a wide-open
three-pointer to win the game.
"I thought we got phenomenal
shots," Donovan said. "We executed
our offense very, very well. The result
of the ball going in the basket was not
great."
The problem is the poor shooting
continues to be a trend. Kenny Boynton
and Erving Walker made a combined 3
of 24 shots. That's what happens when a
lack of depth forces those two to play 33
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15



EAshanee Dickerson was named
SEC Freshman of the Week on
Wednesday for the fourth time this
season. She won her fifth all-around
title this year on Friday at Auburn.


Seminoles


jump on


Gators early


in rout

By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
achiang@alligator org

TAMPA After pitching a shutout
in his first start, Anthony DeSclafani
could not record an out in his second
appearance this season.
The sophomore faced only five bat-
ters before leaving the mound.
No. 6 FSU (7-0) exploded for seven
runs in the opening inning on its way
to a 10-5 victory over No. 5 Florida (5-1)
on Tuesday as part of the "Florida Four"
Tournament in Tampa.
"I thought we were going to get a
good start out of Anthony tonight I
really did," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
said. "For whatever reason he wasn't
sharp and we got off on
the wrong foot. There's
really no way to explain
it. It's just disappoint-
Baseball ing."
DeSclafani could not
find his command and
even hit FSU left fielder Mike McGee
with a pitch with the bases loaded to
bring in to bring in Tyler Holt for the
first run of the game.
"I think it was just a lack of execution
on pitches," catcher Mike Zunino said.
"We can't afford those hit by pitches be-
cause that's just something the defense
can't defend."
FSU's fifth hitter, Stuart Tapley,
singled up the middle to knock in two
more runs, marking the end of DeScla-
fani's short appearance.
He left the game after allowing all
five batters he faced to reach base and
eventually score.
Ten hitters came to the plate for the
Seminoles in the first, and first baseman
Jayce Boyd capped off the inning with
a two-run homer over the left-field wall
off of freshman Hudson Randall, who
came in to relieve DeSclafani after he
SEE BASE, PAGE 15





EThe UF baseball team got out to a rocky
start in its 10-5 loss to FSU on Tuesday
night, giving up seven runs in the first inning.
For an in-depth look at the disastrous start,
check out our Web site.





WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Macklin only

Gator in

double-digits

HOOPS, from page 14

with a team-high 18 points and
had plenty of open looks caused
by loose-ball situations that Van-
derbilt came away with.
"He's a terrific shooter. You've
got to pick your poison," UF coach
Billy Donovan said. "Was he
wide-open on some crazy plays?
Yes. But I thought our guys were
focused on trying to stop him."
Parsons, Boynton and sopho-
more point guard Erving Walker
combined to shoot just 4 of 28 on
the night, and UF was forced to
rely on Vernon Macklin.
The junior center had 21 points
and nine rebounds, but Macklin
was the only Gator to score more
than nine points just the sec-
ond time this season Florida has
had just one player in double fig-
ures.
"Vernon really stepped up,"
Parsons said. "They pretty much
took me out of the game offen-
sively."
Werner, the team's lone se-
nior, was honored before the last
regular-season home game of
his four-year career. His father,
mother, brother and sister joined
him at center court, where Dono-
van gave Werner a framed No. 21
jersey.
He finished with eight points,
five rebounds, two steals, an assist
and a block one of his better
games on the year but couldn't
get a win in his final regular-sea-
son game in the O'Connell Cen-
ter.
"It's one thing if you lose a
game and you don't fight. We
fought," Werner said. "We were
in the game and had an open look.
Can't ask for anything better."


The Gators could not find
their rhythm against the right-
hander.
After playing five games
in seven days to start the sea-
son, Florida was forced to sit
around for four-consecutive
days because their weekend
series against La Salle was
called off due to snow in the
Northeast.
The rust was evident, as
the Gators could not cash in
on any of their opportunities

PHIL, from page 14


minutes a night.
Donovan complimented Boynton and
Walker on Tuesday for their ability to be
resilient and overcome poor offensive
nights.
That is a great characteristic for a bas-
ketball player to have, but at some point,
you have to stop being a liability on the of-
fensive side.
Take away the Georgia game and Boyn-


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Statt
UF starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani did not record an out, allowing five runs in the Gators'
10-5 loss to FSU in Tampa on Tuesday night..


to chip away at the Seminoles'
big lead.
Jonathan Pigott led off the
third inning with a single, but
he was caught napping on first
base after taking too big of a
lead.
In the same frame, Zunino
hit a solo home run that would
have brought in two runs if
Pigott could have avoided the
pickoff.


The Gators also had runners
on second and third with one
out in the fifth and sixth in-
nings, but failed to bring in a
run both times.
"I just think that's (failing
to hit with runners in scoring
position) beginning of the year
stuff," Zunino said. "I think
that's going to be taken care of
as the season goes along. It's
something that's going to come


ton is making 25 percent of his shots from
behind the three-point line.
It's not a slump when you're 30 games
into the season. It's just a terrible year.
The thing that had been most impres-
sive about Florida its ability to win a lot
of different ways also means the team
doesn't have one go-to guy. The Gators
can't handle too many key parts having a
bad game.
"Good teams really, really make win-
ning plays," Donovan said. "When I'm say-


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The lone bright spot for
Florida was the ninth inning.
It scored four in the frame,
and center fielder Matt den
Dekker extended his hitting
streak to 15 games, dating back
to last season, with a RBI single
the in inning. But Daniel Pigott
fouled out to first base with the
bases loaded to end the game
and UF's comeback attempt.


ing winning plays, it's like the plays where
it's just reaction plays where the ball
goes up and they just react with it.
"They find a way to come up with the
loose basketball and throw it out to the
three-point line. Our guys, especially our
front court guys, have to react a little bit
better to that. That is probably a great chal-
lenge."
It's also the difference between rejoining
an old friend at the dance and being stuck
looking in from the window.


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April 10, 2010 at 8 a.m.
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Florida struggles to shake off rust after four-day break

BASE, from page 14

got pulled.
Junior pitcher Geoff Parker
never allowed the Gators back
into the game.
He came into Tuesday's
matchup with an 11.25 ERA,
but that number fell as he
pitched 5.1 innings and gave
up only one run.
"I just think that's (fail- d
ing to hit with runners in
scoring position) begin-
ning of the year stuff.
I think that's going to
be taken care of as the
season goes along. It's
something that's going to
come around."
Mike Zunino
UF freshman catcher






16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010


UF GOLF

Men, women finish seventh


STAFF REPORT

The Florida women's golf team tied for sev-
enth place with Ole Miss at the Kinderlou For-
est Challenge in Valdosta, Ga.
The Gators finished with a three-round total
of 913 (295-309-309, +37).
"Because we were in a shotgun this week -
we played all three rounds starting on the same
hole we actually finished on the same three
holes which happened to be a pretty tough
stretch of golf," UF coach Jan Dowling said.
"We didn't play them as well as we would have
liked to, and it kind of killed our momentum
going into the second and third rounds. But we
have got to take the positives from this week
and learn from it."
The squad started off strong through the first
round-and-a-half, but after the second round
was rescheduled for Tuesday morning due to
darkness, Florida lost its momentum.
Freshman Isabelle Lendl led the Gators in
the third round, carding a one-over 74. She fin-
ished the tournament in a tie for 20th with a
54-hole score of 227 (73-80-74, +8).
Fellow freshman Mia Piccio joined Lendl in
20th with the same score (73-77-77).
Sophomore Marika Lendl trailed the fresh-
men by one stroke, but that meant six spots on
the leaderboard. She finished in a tie for 26th,
carding a 228 (74-76-78, +9).
Sophomore Evan Jensen (75-79-80, +15) and
junior Jessica Yadloczky (76-77-83, +17), round-
ed out the Gators' lineup, finishing 49th and
55th, respectively.
The UF men's golf team completed the John


Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach with a
seventh-place finish, jumping four spots on the
leaderboard. The Gators finished with a total
score of 899 (310-293-296, +35).
Senior Tim McKenney led the way by finish-
ing in a tie for fifth. He carded a tournament
total of 217 (78-70-69, +1), improving his score
each round.
Next in line for Florida, senior Tyson Alex-
ander finished in a tie for 21st, shooting 225 (80-
72-73, +9).
"We didn't play them as well as we
would have liked to, and it kind of
killed our momentum going into the
second and third round."
Jan Dowling
UF women's golf coach

Freshman Phillip Choi was two strokes back
in a tie for 34th.
Choi had his highest round of the Invitation-
al on Tuesday and finished with a tournament
total of 227 (72-77-78, +11).
Trailing behind their fellow teammates, ju-
nior Bank Vongvanij matched his Sunday score
in his last round to card a 54-hole total of 234
(80-74-80, +18), and junior Andres Echavarria
ended in a tie for 79th with a 24-over par score
of 240.
Playing as an individual, freshman Tyler
McCumber had the best finish of his career, ty-
ing for fifth place on a 217 (75-71-71, +1) total.
His performance shouldn't come as a surprise,
as the tournament was held in his hometown.


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF senior Tim McKenney finished in a tie for fifth place at the John Hayt Invi-
tational in Ponte Vedra Beach. He shot one-over par.


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