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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010


Public safety



group looks



into shooting


* MACHEN CALLED FOR
THE INDEPENDENT
INVESTIGATION.

By KATHERINE BEIN
and MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writers
An independent investiga-
tion into the March 2 University
Police shooting of a UF gradu-
ate student at Corry Village is
underway, said UF President
Bernie Machen in an e-mail to
students, faculty and staff Fri-
day.
Margolis, Healy & Associ-
ates, a public safety organization
specializing in school security,
is working with the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement
to collect data and interview
witnesses to resolve concerns
about the shooting of Kofi Adu-


Brempong, Machen said.
Adu-Brempong, the 35-year-
old Ghanaian graduate student
who faces charges of resisting
arrest and aggravated assault,
was shot in the face by UPD
officer Keith Smith after a two-
hour standoff.
Although he was initially
placed in crit-
ical condition
after suffer-
ing hand and
jaw injuries,
he is now
able to com-
municate
Machen with hand
gestures and
facial expressions, said Larry
Turner, Adu-Brempong's law-
yer.
In a phone conversation,
Machen said students who have
information regarding the inci-
SEE SHOOTING, PAGE 5


Site offers parking


By SAMANTHA DELGADO
Alligator Contributing Writer

A Web site created by UF students
could ease the pain associated with find-
ing parking in Gainesville.
Sargent White, a UF masters student
in finance and information systems,
joined about six of his friends to launch
ParkontheFly.com in December to give
users the chance to use cell phones or
computers to reserve parking spots in
lots across the city.
The site is hosting a kick-off promo-
tion today in an empty lot at University
Avenue and Southwest 13th Street.
Users who park in the lot near Mc-
Donald's get two free weeks of parking.


After registering with ParkontheFly.
com, users can go to the site and click on
a map with one of seven lot locations to
reserve a spot near their destination. The
locations range from lots downtown to
Southwest 34th Street. With a credit or
debit card, they pay 40 to 80 cents per
hour to lot's owner and can
On the print out passes, White said.
Web ParkontheFly.com may re-
ceive a portion of profits.
Scott Fox, transportation services di-
rector, said the system could impact the
university's sustainability campaign.
"Do we want to encourage and pro-
mote more students driving instead of
riding bikes, carpooling and commuting
options?" Fox said.


ON THE WEB

Google pushes broadband


By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Writer

Google plans to make broadband In-
ternet look slow, and Gainesville might be
one of the first cities to surf the new ultra-
high-speed Web.
Google wants to provide Internet speeds
more than 100 times faster than what most
Americans have access to with new fiber-
to-the-home connections, according to the
company's corporate Web site.
The goal is to make Internet access bet-
ter and faster for everyone, but the com-
pany first needs to build and test the net-
work. Gainesville has applied to be one of
the trial locations.
Cox Communications Premier Internet
service, which costs about $65 per month,
offers speeds up to 20 megabytes per sec-
ond, according to the company's Web site.
Google's experimental network will deliver


"If the students get behind it and
start to create ideas for new ap-
plications, that will enhance our
ability to be selected."
Ted Kellerman
Gainesville Regional Utilities Internet
service director

speeds of one gigabyte per second, mean-
ing Google's network would be 50 times
faster than what's offered in Gainesville.
These speeds parallel the network on
UF's campus, which runs at about one
gigabyte per second, according to Dave
Pokorney, UF's assistant director of net-
work services.
Pokorney said Google's potential Inter-
net network would be like going from rid-
SEE GOOGLE, PAGE 8


UF coach Billy
Donovan will get
a taste of March
Madness for the
first time since
2007, as Florida
earned a No. 10
seed on Sunday
and will head to
Oklahoma City.
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Artist Chris Cruz is giving
Gators fans a way to represent the
Orange and Blue and support the
arts by bidding on his one-of-a-
kind "Gatorized" piano.
The Steinway Model "M" pia-
no will be on display in the main
lobby of the UF Orthopaedics and
Sports Medicine Institute until to-
night. An online auction benefiting
the UF School of Music will go un-
til Sept. 30 at 11 p.m., and the mini-
mum starting bid is $21,000.
In addition to the piano, the
highest bidder will receive soft-
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MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


AROUND GAINESVILLE

Inmates let the dogs out


By MEG WAGNER
Alligator Contributing Writer


Keith Skipper has taught MoJo, a 1-year-old
Basenji and Italian greyhound mix, everything he
knows.
He's taught him how to obey basic commands.
He's taught him how to play nicely with other
dogs and people. He's even taught him how to
jump through a hula hoop 3 feet off the ground.
Skipper, an inmate at Gainesville Work Camp,
spent eight weeks training MoJo as part of Paws on
Parole, a program that pairs inmates with rescued
dogs from Alachua County Animal Services.
On March 5, Skipper watched MoJo graduate.
"It's a great, great program and a real win-win
situation," said Hilary Hynes, Alachua County
Animal Services public education program coor-
dinator and Paws on Parole organizer.
Each class consists of six inmates partnered
with six dogs. For eight weeks, the inmates spend
about seven hours per day training their dogs,
teaching them basic commands, obedience and
social skills assisted by two professional trainers.
The dogs are put up for adoption for a $45
adoption fee once they graduate.
The program was founded a year ago, and
since then, 36 dogs have graduated.
Sgt. Eric Wooten, work squad sergeant and


Paws on Parole organizer, said inmates learn pa-
tience and accountability by training the animals.
"It's a lot of responsibility, having to care for
another," Wooten said.
The dogs become more adoptable through their
training while the inmates learn how to properly
handle and care for the dogs, Hynes said.
"[The inmates] are just fantastic. They are great
with the dogs," Hynes said. "I'd hire any of them
as a dog trainer."
"It's a great, great program and a
real win-win situation."
Hilary Hynes
Paws on Parole organizer

Many dogs that enter the program have been
abused or abandoned. Through the training, the
inmates help the dogs overcome some of these be-
havioral and psychological problems.
All six dogs in the latest graduating class were
adopted before they completed the program.
Steven Sanchez came from Altamonte Springs,
Fla., to pick up his graduate, MoJo. After finalizing
paperwork, and buckling on a New York Yankees
collar, MoJo was a member of the Sanchez family.
"We can't wait to have him for years to come,"
he said.


City fire chief to resign,

begin county position


By CINDY TAVERAS
Alligator Contributing Writer
After nearly 25 years with
Gainesville Fire Rescue, Fire
Chief Bill Northcutt will resign
this month to work with the Ala-
chua County Fire Rescue.
Northcutt's current salary
with the city is $113,061. As Ala-
chua County's chief of fire rescue
operations and deputy director
of the Department of Public Safe-
ty, his salary with the county will
be $107,000 a year.
The slight decrease will be
offset by pension benefits as well
as valuable personal and profes-
sional gains, Northcutt said.
"I think it provides me a lotof


opportunities I wouldn't other-
wise have," he said. "Salary is
not everything."
He will oversee services the
city doesn't supply, such as su-
pervising ambulance and emer-
gency medical transport.
Northcutt, 53, has been
Gainesville's fire
Local chief for more than
News four years and the
deputy for about
six.
"Prepare yourself for where
you want to be so that you're
ready when the opportunity
comes," Northcutt said. "Be-
cause if you're not ready, you
won't be able to take advan-
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Five Race for District 4


By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer

Gainesville voters will elect a new
Gainesville mayor and a new member to
the City Commission's District 4 on Tues-


day.
District 4 includes most of the UF cam-
pus.
The District 4 seat opened when current
Commissioner Craig Lowe announced his
resignation in order to run for the mayoral


seat.
The mayor seat will be open when
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan completes her
final term. She met Gainesville's two-term
limit.
The following are brief platform sketch-


es for each of the five candidates running
for the District 4 seat in the Gainesville
City Commission.
For more information on the District 4
candidates, please visit http://www.elec-
tions.alachua.fl.us/.


Penny Wheat
Penny Wheat served two
8-year terms as a board member
of the Alachua County Commis-
sion from 1986 to 1994 and from
1996 to 2004.
Wheat's platform focuses
on ecological
sustainability
and preserva-
tion. She said
maintaining
pure water in
Gainesville a
top priority.
She said
cleaning the
Cabot-Koppers Superfund site
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"Students should vote for me
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Randy Wells is running on
a platform of sustainability and
promotion of small businesses.
If elected, Wells said he will
work to encourage UF students
to remain in Gainesville after
graduation.
Promoting stu-
dent-run small
businesses in
Gainesville will
help the area
economically,
he said.
Wells also
supports the Gig4GNV, a cam-
paign to bring Google's high-
bandwidth pilot program to
Gainesville.


Mason Alley
Mason Alley is running on a
platform about employment.
East Gainesville is another
important issue for Alley, who
added permitting the status quo
is unjust.
"Too many
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Gainesville ex-
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SPOTLIGHT ON THE SWAMP


Drag racers hit raceway for Gatornationals event


* ABOUT 100,000 TICKETS
WERE SOLD FOR THE
ANNUAL DRAG RACE.

By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer

Campus may have been quiet
during Spring Break, but the
Gainesville Raceway was not.
The 41st annual Gatornation-
als drag racing competition took
place Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day.
About 100,000 tickets were
sold, and the event brought doz-
ens of drivers from all across the
country to participate in one of
the National Hot Rod Associa-
tion's most prestigious events.
Gatornationals held races for
several classes of vehicles, which
included motorcycles, funny
cars, and alcohol-burning drag-
ster cars.


The dragsters, which are
known as "top fuel" vehicles, can
reach speeds of more than 300
mph and sounds exceeding 120
decibels.
They can be heard more than
five miles away.
"If you've got delicate ears,
you'd better stay away from
here," said 72-year-old Gene
Wester, who has worked at the
event for 14 years.
Though he is not a racing fan,
Wester said he keeps coming
back to work each year because
he loves the people the event at-
tracts.
"I love the smells and the
sounds," he said. "It's in your
blood."
Top fuel racer Tony Schu-
macher won his category Sunday
with runs that reached speeds of
324.98 mph and 322.04 mph, ac-
cording to a release on the NHRA
Web site.


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the funny car qualifying round during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway on Saturday.


Students to rally against UPD


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Almost two weeks have passed since the
University Police Department shooting of UF
graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong on March
2, and students plan to show their views on the
incident.
On Tuesday, The Coalition for Justice Against
Police Brutality, a group of students and commu-
nity activists, will be leading a rally to protest the
UPD shooting.
Protesters will meet at 11 a.m. on Turlington
Plaza and march to the University Police Depart-
ment and Emerson Alumni Hall to share their
concerns with UPD and the Board of Trustees.
Justin Wooten, the rally organizer, said the
protest will let students and other residents ex-
press their opinions about the charges brought
against Adu-Brempong and to protest the univer-
sity's handling of the situation.
Wooten said university administrators typi-
cally do not like dealing with controversial issues
because of their sensitive and difficult nature.
"The more people who come out and show
their support, the more of an impact it will have
on them," Wooten said.


UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said the uni-
versity appreciates student efforts to express their
opinions through events such as rallies.
"Certainly, we embrace their ability to express
their concerns in that way," Sikes said.
Dave Schneider, another organizer of the
rally, said the group will ask for the punishment
of Keith Smith, the UPD officer who shot Adu-
Brempong, and for a thorough investigation of
the shooting.
Matthew Wooten, a UF alumnus who had a
class with Adu-Brempong but did
On not know him personally, said he
Campus thinks the entire incident and UPD's
response is suspicious.
Wooten said he saw enough of Adu-Brempong
to understand he had physical disabilities.
He said he didn't think Adu-Brempong could
stand without his cane, let alone attack five police
officers.
"I think something really crazy happened, and
I smell something really fishy," he said.
Schneider said there have been instances in the
past in which UPD has dealt with students in a
questionable manner.
"This is unacceptable, and we're not going to
stand for it anymore," he said.


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the student's hospital room


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dent are encouraged to contact the
Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment, and anyone who helps the
investigation will be offered legal
protection and immunity.
"We were advised by several
people that some students were
afraid to speak," he said. "We cer-
tainly don't want them to worry and
not come forward."
Student feedback to UF adminis-
tration about the incident has been
surprisingly low, he said.
The e-mail needed to be sent be-
fore the end of break so those return-
ing from vacation would be aware of
how the administration is handling
the situation, Machen said.
"Due to the unprecedented na-
ture of this incident, I believe, and
[UPD] Chief Linda Stump agrees,
we must go to extra lengths to fully
analyze every aspect..." he said.
Though the results of the inves-
tigation could produce some policy
changes, Machen said UF is unlikely
to restrict gun use by UPD officers.


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dent firearm restrictions during his
presidential tenure at the University
of Utah which allows guns on
campus and during his time at
UF, but he said UPD needs guns to
maintain order.
"If the government shot
him, they should pay to fix
him."
Larry Turner
Adu-Brempong's lawyer

"I don't support applying a [gun]
ban to police officers," he said.
Turner said two sheriff's deputies
continually guard Adu-Brempong
while he recovers at Shands at UF.
Bond is being held at $10,000, but
it will not be posted, Turner said. As
long as Adu-Brempong is under the
custody of the department of the jail,
his medical expenses are covered by
the state and not his own insurance,
he said.
"If the government shot him,
they should pay to fix him," he said.


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Editorial

The Lowe Down

Voters should elect

Craig Lowe for mayor

Tuesday, Gainesville voters will decide the city's next
mayor, and residents who live near the UF campus
will also decide who will fill a City Commission spot.
For commission, The Editorial Board endorses Randy Wells,
who supports the city's anti-discrimination ordinance, equal
rights for domestic partners, diversity training and city support
of annual Pride Days.
He also supports environmental protection and closing the
Cabot/Superfund site. Wells serves on the City Planning Board,
chairs the Bicycle Pedestrain Advisory Board and the city's Af-
fordable Housing Advisory Committee. Wells would make an
excellent commissioner, and we trust him to represent us.
For mayor, The Editorial Board strongly supports Craig
Lowe. In his three terms as a commissioner, Lowe earned our
trust and proved he cares about people and the environment.
His platform includes pushing the Environmental Protection
Agency to clean up the Koppers Superfund site, developing the
local economy, supporting small businesses and defending the
jobs of the city's first responders, so firefighters and police can
focus on helping people. He also serves as chair of the city's
Equal Opportunity Committee and led a successful campaign
against the discriminatory Charter Amendment 1 last year,
which would have deleted protection for transgenders. He's
also involved in and has received awards from several local hu-
man rights and environmental organizations.
While amendments to the anti-discrimination ordinance will
not appear on ballots this election, candidates' positions on the
issue are a way to gauge their ability to represent Gainesville.
Richard Selwach opposed the anti-discrimination provi-
sions and supported the amendment that would have deleted
them. According to an e-mail sent out by the Human Rights
Campaign, Monica Cooper proved she wasn't familiar with the
amendment or the ordinance. When the interviewer asked Coo-
per's stance, it was clear she didn't know Charter Amendment
1 failed or even existed. Don Marsh plans to "fix the transgen-
der bathroom ordinance." When the HRC interviewer asked to
speak with him, he said Craig Lowe would "probably represent
[the campaign's] interests better than [Marsh] could."
These candidates' ignorance of or insensitivity to such an
important civil rights issue is alarming, and Lowe's record of
supporting equal rights assures us he is the right candidate.
The fifth candidate, Ozzy Angulo, supports the city's anti-
discrimination ordinance and has good ideas about support-
ing small businesses and protecting the environment, but he
opposes the Project Grace one-stop homeless center, which is a
necessary step in helping Gainesville's homeless. He also lacks
Lowe's experience and positive political history.
Don Marsh also opposes the center, saying it would attract
"societal malcontents." We won't elect a mayor who feels that
way about the homeless. Lowe has supported the center and
worked to convince the commission to support it.
His experience in city government and his continued sup-
port of human rights endeavors make him the clear choice.
Lowe would be the city's first openly gay mayor. Gainesville
has already established its reputation for being a progressive
city, and electing a gay mayor would be a step in the same di-
rection. Of course, we would not suggest that this is the reason
voters should choose Lowe, but it is another advantage to a can-
didate we would support regardless of his sexual orientation.
Lowe has also reached out to students and encourages their
involvement in the political process, as opposed to Cooper, who
said UF students "act like little children." We admit students
don't always make the best decisions, but we don't to be repre-
sented by someone who doesn't respect or understand us.
We're certain Craig Lowe does both, and we wholeheart-
edly endorse him and Randy Wells for tomorrow's election.


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Columnist plans to build dinosaur park


abandoning the typical weeklong alcohol/Gatorade
cycle set against a backdrop of sandy shorelines
(or, less frequently, powder-laden slopes), I sipped
not on 'tron, but water, and did so in the confines of my
own backyard. Had I adopted a new sense of responsibil-
ity for my health? Was it a case of middle school-reminis-
cent yardwork mandated by my parents, or was it perhaps
HGTV-triggered gardening mania? Don't be ridiculous -
I've got two words for you: dinosaur cage.
Emerging from Home Depot, trailer loaded with
enough pipe to make Eric Massa catch snorkel fever once
again, I spent several days welding together a velociraptor
cage Michael Crichton would have been proud of. Now, I
realize the terms "crazy," "insane," and "65 million years
too late" are thrown around a lot these days, but am I re-
ally any of these things? I think not.
Last week it was announced that Australian research-
ers had extracted DNA from the fossilized eggshells of
extinct birds varying in size from that of a duck to an
ostrich-dwarfing moa, the oldest sample of which being
some 20,000 years old. The scientists were only able to se-
quence a portion of the birds' genomes, but they stressed
that's just the first step in being able to artificially replicate
the entire thing. Some have suggested this may lead to the
artificially manufactured re-emergence of recently extinct
birds such as the dodo or passenger pigeon.
As for dinosaurs, the difference between samples tens
of thousands of years old and samples tens of millions
of years old is, well, three orders of magnitude (but I'm
sure those are just minor details). Furthermore, the team
stressed the as-of-late scientifically hypothetical proposi-
tion of reanimating long-dead megafauna. Sure, "hypo-
thetical" sounds disheartening, but that's just code for
"we're already picking out names for our pet T-Rex."
Well, I'm not fooled that easily, so that's why I'm getting
the early jump on this new breakthrough.


So, when Democrats ram the
health care bill through Congress
like a runaway Prius through a
crowded San Diego freeway, I'll be
riding Rush Limbaugh's coattails
down to Costa Rica, dinosaur cage in
Ryan Spencer tow. Naturally, I'll have to figure out
letters@alligator org a way to hijack his OxyContin stash
and then attempt to extort enough
money out of him to purchase an is-
land on which to construct and maintain a dinosaur park.
Now if I could only figure out what to name it...
If all goes as planned (what could possibly go wrong?),
by the time the DNA-extraction technology gets up to
snuff, construction on my dinosaur island should be near-
ing completion, and the atmosphere should be so warm
and saturated in carbon dioxide that the dinosaurs won't
even realize they're in the wrong epoch.
Some questions might be raised concerning my profit-
ing off of "playing God," or perhaps concerning my deci-
sion to include "carnivorous dinosaurs" in the petting zoo
area, but either way, isn't ruthless exploitation the best
part about technology? Sure, the significance of a possible
biological mulligan is enticing and even redeeming in and
of itself, but as the saying goes, awesomeness is forged in
the fires of torpedo-damning.
I suppose forgoing better judgment is not all I'll have to
contend with, as there's always the possibility of fictional
history repeating itself (and the last thing I need is to be
in Central America while I'm being eviscerated by one of
my own products). Actually, now that I'm looking at these
incredibly sobering fares and bag-check fees for flights
down to Costa Rica, I'm starting to think I've gotten a little
ahead of myself it's been a long Spring Break.
Ryan Spencer is a psychology senior. His column appears
on Monday.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Univeristy Police Department used
excessive force
Like many people in the UF community,
I would like to know why five University
Police Department officers were unable to
physically restrain a student with disabili-
ties who was "armed" with a cane?
It is also hard to understand why armed
police officers felt their lives were in dan-
ger from a mentally ill person ranting and
raving in a locked apartment.
Did UPD officer Keith Smith really feel
so scared of Mr. Adu-Brempong that he


needed to shoot him in the face?
Who was more of a public threat?
I'd say the police were.
Keith Smith is one of a group of police
officers who was reprimanded for throw-
ing eggs at women from their cars in
Gainesville last summer.
At an absolute minimum, this officer's
poor judgment and aggressive tendencies
are a threat to public safety.
I find it absurd that the victim of this
shooting is being blamed by UPD for use
of excessive force.


This smells like a cover-up.
Shame on you.
Ky Gress
UF doctoral student

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Guest column

Tapes show Unite's agenda


The Unite Party claims to repre-
sent the wants and needs of the
entire UF Student Body.
What a joke.
The audio/transcript released at
the Senate meeting March 2 undeni-
ably proves otherwise. Out of about
50,000 students at this university,
the Unite Party is only looking out
for about 5,200 of them, and it "can-
not let the Greek system down" be-
cause its "way of life" is at stake.
A woman in the Unite Party gave
a speech detailing what she thinks
the Student Alliance party wants
to do in Senate: "...These kids are
the kids that want to take down
the Greek system. They don't want
Sorority Row buses. They don't
want Fraternity Row buses... They
don't want parking privileges that
we have on Sorority Row where
you get your house parking... They
want everything gone for us. They
don't want us to live the life that we
have."
First of all, why is she whining
about bus routes and parking spots?
Last time I checked, the Student Al-
liance party's platform listed issues
that are infinitely more rational and
meaningful than that.
Second, Unite Party members ad-
mitted in the recording that the only
reason they want to be in Senate is
to push the Greek agenda.
These empty issues might be of
importance to the Unite Party, but
I don't think they are top priorities
for the 90 percent of UF students


Aida Bibart who are not
Speaking Out Greek.
That same
Unite Party
person also said that "how we run
this campus is through passing bills
and getting certain things pushed
through, and we're not going to be
able to do that if half of their people
are in there and half of us, 'cause
then we do have to have them have
these bills passed that we don't
want that are going to hurt us."
Poor grammar aside, I'm trying
really hard to see what she could
mean by that.
I'm not involved in Student Gov-
ernment, so I'm no expert, but I'm
pretty sure that anything SG could
possibly do would not really have
that big of an impact on the Greek
community's beloved way of life,
so I fail to see how these delusional
ramblings are based on facts.
It's clear the Unite Party doesn't
represent my views or the views of
the other tens of thousands of stu-
dents here, and I'm tired of them
trying to spend my money on
dumb, frivolous ideas (i.e. $40,000
gym hand scanners) that are not
bettering anyone's experience at UF
except for the members of the Unite
Party.
They get to keep living the life
they have. Whatever that means.
P.S.: I wonder what the Unite
Party's new name will be next se-
mester after this latest scandal.
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Student plays volleyball in buff


By STEFANIA FERRO
and LAUREN MARKS
Alligator Contributing Writers

One UF student left behind his clothes and his wor-
ries about tan lines when he headed to the Lake Como
Nudist Resort near Tampa for a nude volleyball tour-
nament at the beginning of Spring Break.
Daniel Phillips, the founder of Naturist Gators, a
group representing college-age nudists in Gainesville,
participated in the 9th annual Super Bowl South Vol-
leyball Tournament, held from March 4 to March 7.
Phillips was the only member of Naturist Gators
who attended the tournament, so he joined up with
the Pennsylvania-based Tiki Tomba volleyball team,
which won the tournament's novice division.
Phillips said the win was unexpected because it was
the first time the team practiced volleyball together.
Through Naturist Gators, Phillips does more than
attend volleyball tournaments.
He hopes to educate others about a naturist lifestyle
and wants to fix misconceptions about nudists.
"We are not exhibitionists," he said. "We only get
naked where it is legal and socially acceptable."
Eli Porr, a member of the Tiki Tomba team and a
communications senior at East Stroudsburg University
in Pennsylvania, was raised in a nudist colony.
He remembers playing volleyball, both with and
without clothing, since he could walk.


Despite the nature of the game, players are allowed
to wear clothing, he said.
Porr has seen women wear sports bras and shorts
and men wear hats and shoes.
For Audra Kern, an English and communications
major at East Stroudsburg University and a member
of the Tiki-Tomba team, the tournament was her first
experience playing naked volleyball in Florida.
"We are not exhibitionists. We only get
naked where it is legal and socially ac-
ceptable."
Daniel Phillips
founder of Naturist Gators

She said volleyball is a good sport for nudists be-
cause it is mostly a noncontact sport.
Older generations of nudists are trying to encour-
age young adults to play naked volleyball, she said.
"The culture's dying out a bit, so they'd like to see
younger kids play," she said.
The Naturist Gators are working to organize other
nudist events.
Rachel Cohen, a UF marketing senior, said she has
mixed feeling about participating in a nude event.
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He added that the new ultra-high-speed Internet could en-
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Ted Kellermann, Gainesville Regional Utilities Internet
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charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-21-09-71-2

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

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

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


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

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


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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
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-21-09-71-2


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


797


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


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


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

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


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

Huge Private Dog Park
l'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


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


SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
4-21-09-71-2


ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios from $475, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
No Move-in Fees We <3 Pets!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
4-21-09-71-2

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


Gainesville Place Apartments
Cable, Internet and Utilities
$394
42" Flat Screen- Ask how!
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


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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

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

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







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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


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Buy Harris Famous Roach Tablets.
Guaranteed to kill. Available at: Zells
Hardware, 3727 West University 3-17-10-
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Renting Now and for Fall!!
W ae 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

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
3-19-10-30-2

**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 2 bd/ 1 ba
Hardwood floors, must see
$900/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

**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

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 4-2-10-37-2

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

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 3-19-
10-25-2


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. $450+util. Lease
runs thru 7/1/10 ATucker458@aol.com 4-2-
10-33-2

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
4-21-10-42-2

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

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
4-21-71-2

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

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--1-19-2

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
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2

3BR 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups,
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 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
3-16-10-9-2

***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







12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010


$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
3-22-10-10-2

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

CHARMING 3BR/2BA HOUSE
Walk to UF. Near law school. Small pet ok.
No smoking. Available for fall. Want $1295/
mo. OPEN HOUSE MARCH 20, 11am -
2pm. 352-371-0601 3-19-10-6-2

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 4-2-10-100-2


DON'T WAIT

TO PLACE

YOUR

SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 21st.


CALL TODAY!!!
or
PLACE YOUR AD AT
WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG

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

$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


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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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

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

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

3 Female Roommates needed beginning
summer A, 375+utilities, 4/4 condo, walk in
closets, pool +hot tub, fitness center, on bus
route, Countryside Apts. washer and dryer.
561-719-5558 3-19-10-7-4

$400/mo Room for Rent plus elec, Rockwood
Villas TH, pvt bath, on bus route, w/d, free
internet, non-smoking, female only. Avail
Immed & Fall. 1st Mth Free w lyr lease.
ktellmann@ufl.edu/904-874-6877. 7-13-
10-45-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE
AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-
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SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

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

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


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

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
3-16-10-11-5

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

Motivated. For sale by Owner. Must sell
beautiful 3bd/2b 1777 sf home in Cottages
of Country Way, Newberry, FL. Close to
schools. No HOA. Large lot.Asking $184,900.
(530) 613-6488 4-21-10-28-5


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


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

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

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




In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds




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

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

Black Magic Herbal Incense start your own
business selling. 100% LEGAL. Call 561-
370-9427 for more information. Similar to
Serenity, K2 and other spice products. $300
will get you started making $$$$ 3-19-10-
5-10


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ELECTRIC SCOOTER
No insurance/registration needed
Inexpensive to own & operate
Assembled/free delivery/guaranty
American Electric Bike Co
www.greenscootersoncampus.com
4-16-10-25-11


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

CARS CARS Buy6Sell@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


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that may eventually
choke your arteries
and damage your
heart. If you're a teen-
ager, slow down on
fast food that's high in
fat. Chances are it'll
catch up with you
someday if you don't.



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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


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

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


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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948. 3-15-10-72-13


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. 3-15-
10-72-13

30,000 NIPPED & COUNTING!
Operation Catnip is gearing up to sterilize
its 30,000th cat. Please join us in the effort
to end euthanasia of homeless cats in our
community. Bring in a stray or feral cat for
spay/neuter on March 28th enjoy refresh-
ments, door prizes & a very special gift for
the person who brings in lucky cat number
30,000. Please call for an appointment (352)
380-0940. 3-26-10-13


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

GENERAL HELP WANTED!
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. starting $8/hr
No experience required. Apply in person at
1031 NW 6th St. Suite A-3. Contact number
352-379-2812 3-17-5-14


BARTENDERS OPENINGS
Earn $150-250/day. No exp required. Will
train. Call now 352-678-5246 3-17-10-5-14


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Need help Spring Break 40 hrs. Clerical
work, proficient Word, Excel. Email ASAP
sival950@yahoo.com 3-15-10-2-14

LEASING AGENT FT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefits.
Must be avail, weekends. Apply in person.
Spyglass or Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP
4-21-10-29-14

Newborn Photographer
Our365 is currently seeking a motivated in-
dividual with sales or customer service exp.
to take photos of newborns at North Florida
Regional. Part-Time. Apply online at
www.our365.com/opportunities.
3-17-10-3-14

Build you own online business from your lap-
top. Fifty year old company. Contact John,
352-219-0871, or John@JCantlon.com
3-26-10-10-14


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-
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


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


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love



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, FI 32656
3-26-19-19


IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!


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
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or online- $35 O/W
$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
4-21-71-23


Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your room-
mate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or
pet products here in the Pets section of the
Alligator.



* 2 yr old male Boxer named Macado, AKC
certified, fawn color with black mask & white
markings. Ears and tail cut, declawed, well
trained, very obedient. $500
* Male boxer puppy $250 (386) 496-1058
3-16-10-5-24











Sports I ItI vay
MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators land first NCAA Tournament bid since 2007


UF coach Billy Donovan and the 10th-seeded Gators will take on BYU on Thursday in Oklahoma City.
With a win, they'd face the winner of No. 2 Kansas State and No. 15 North Texas.


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

After two disappointing sea-
sons and a long two-day wait,
Florida is back in the NCAA Tour-
nament.
The Gators (21-12, 9-7 South-
eastern Conference) will be in
the Tournament for the first time
since winning back-to-back na-
tional championships in 2006 and
2007. UF received a No. 10 seed
in the West Region and will play
seventh-seeded BYU in Oklahoma
City on Thursday.
If the Gators beat the Cougars
(29-5), they would face the winner
of No. 2 seed Kansas State vs. No.
15 seed North Texas.
"We're very, very excited, and
grateful for the opportunity," UF
coach Billy Donovan said in a
statement. "I'm most excited for
our players having a chance to
experience this. For most of them,
this is something they haven't
been through yet. They've worked
so hard from day one, and it's
great to see them rewarded.
"We'll get to work on BYU
right away. They come from a
great league, have a great pro-
gram, and it's a very difficult op-
ponent for us."


Although Florida received a
No. 10 seed, the team entered Sun-
day night's selection process com-
pletely unsure whether it would
even make the field.
An early exit from the SEC Tour-
nament on Friday night, coupled
with several other bubble teams
performing well in their confer-
ence tournaments, had many ex-
perts projecting the Gators would
make a third straight National In-
vitation Tournament.
"I'm most excited for out
players having a chance to
experience this. For most
of them, this is something
they haven't been through
yet.""
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

"It was a stressful 48 hours not
knowing if we were in or out,"
junior forward Chandler Parsons
said. "We're really excited to be a
part of it. For most of us it's our
first experience with the NCAA
Tournament. We don't just want
to go and play one game. We want
to prove we're deserving of being

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16


Tourney berth comes as a shock


Wow.
I had looked down and
thought I needed to have my
hearing checked, and I'm pretty sure you
had a similar reaction.
Did I just hear "Florida" on the TV?
I flipped back 30 seconds on my DVR and
thought maybe I needed to have my eyes
checked, too.
The team everyone had pegged not to be
in the field of 65 made it. CBS later revealed
Florida was the fourth-to-last at-large pick.
The Gators didn't have to sweat too long
as they watched the selection special Sun-
day, getting picked as the No. 10 seed in the
second region announced.
UF will face seventh-seeded BYU on
Thursday with a possible second-round
matchup against No. 2 seed Kansas State.
Not that BYU will be an easy upset.
All five of the Cougars' losses came
against teams in the NCAA Tournament
field. They lead the Mountain West in scor-
ing (83 ppg) and three-point shooting (42


BYU guard Jim-
mer Fredette aver-
*ages more than 20
points per game and
shoots better than
Phil Kegler 45 percent from the
Phil on the Hill field and from three-
pkegler@alligator org point range.
But today, you
should remember waking up on the right
side of the bubble and be a little more
grateful Billy Donovan stuck around in
Gainesville.
This season may have been one of Dono-
van's best coaching performances.
That may sound strange considering his
back-to-back national titles a few years back,
but those squads were some of the best col-
lege teams ever. I find it more impressive
when coaches get more out of less.
I wouldn't say Florida overachieved, be-

SEE PHIL, PAGE 16


UF takes national title


By RYAN BUTLER
Alligator Writer

Behind seven individual All-American
performances, the UF men's track team
won the 2010 NCAA Indoor Champion-
ships in Fayetteville, Ark., this weekend.
It's the first indoor championship for
the program and the 23rd national cham-
pionship in school history.
"I'm extremely proud and very excited
about everyone in the program," coach
Mike Holloway said. "It's great to see hard
work come together, especially when it
comes together for a championship."
The women finished fourth, their best
since 2005, and had four All-Americans.
The men finished with 57 team points,
holding off Oregon and defending nation-
al champion Texas A&M, which both fin-


ished with 44 points for second place. The
women scored 33 points, finishing behind
first-place Oregon, Tennessee and LSU.
Freshman Jeff Demps set a school re-
cord in the 60-meter dash preliminaries,
running a 6.56. He ran a 6.57 in the finals
to win the event and give
the Gators 10 team points.
Senior Jeremy Hall finished
sixth in 6.66 seconds, scor-
M e n's ing three team points.
Tony McQuay joined
Track Demps and Hall in win-
ning All-America honors.
The freshman finished third in the 400
with his 45.74 and scored six points for the
Gators. He finished eighth in the 200, run-
ning it in 20.80 and recording his second

SEE TRACK, PAGE 16


* I'm hoping this isn't a bad omen for my brackets, but I participated in a pick-
em with other sportswriters of all 30 conference tournament champions for the
first time. I failed miserably, and it looks like I finished 151st out of 155. Good
thing I'm going to law school. ... Am I the only one who had no issue with the
Sampras-Agassi "feud?" I thought it was funny.


* UF students who have attended
at least 10 home games can begin
ordering tickets for UF's Tourna-
ment games today at 8:30 a.m.
Prices are $68 per session.


* UF's divers took part in the NCAA Zone
B Diving Championships, and the lacrosse,
men's golf and men's and women's tennis
teams were also in action this weekend.
Check the Web site to see how they fared.






MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 15


Charleston Southern hands No. 6 UF first home loss


By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
achiang@alligator org

Charleston Southern's cleanup
hitter beat Florida from the mound
instead of the batter's box Sunday.
Junior Tyler Thornburg, who hit
fourth in all three games against No.
6 UF (11-3), took the mound in the
third matchup and struck out 11 in a
complete-game effort while limiting
the Gators to a season-low three runs
and seven hits. The performance
took 158 pitches (101 strikes).
The right-hander baffled UF hit-
ters for most of the day, and the Buc-
caneers (6-10) were able to steal the
final game of the series and hand
the Gators their first home loss of
season by a score of 6-3 on Sunday.
"He was throwing all three
pitches (fastball, breaking ball and
changeup) for strikes," sophomore
Preston Tucker said. "He's got three
pitches that he's got good command
of, and he pitched really well."
Despite going deep into pitch
counts and running up Thornburg's
pitch count, the Gators couldn't
force the Buccaneers to use their
bullpen.
"We do that with most pitchers,
especially if it's a Sunday game and
the team has a blown-out bullpen,"
Tucker said of a CSU team that
threw out four bullpen pitchers Sat-
urday. "You just try to run the pitch


count up, but he stayed out there
and did real well."
Thornburg also helped give CSU
a 1-0 lead in the first with a sacrifice


F


fly to drive in Brantley Meier.
The Buccaneers scored two more
off sophomore pitcher Tommy To-
ledo in the third thanks to a two-run


homer from center fielder Jon Mat-
thews that curled just inside the left-
field foul pole to make it 3-0.
But things took a turn for the

mr~, wo ow.


Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
Charleston Southern's Tyler Thornburg pitched a complete game and had 11 strikeouts in the Bucca-
neers' 6-3 win against Florida on Sunday. Thornburg also batted cleanup for CSU in the series.


worse in the fourth when Toledo
was struck in the face by a come-
backer. He left the game and was
rushed to the hospital after lying
motionless for about three minutes.
A UF spokesman said Toledo
sustained facial fractures and a bro-
ken nose, and he was released from
Shands at UF on Sunday evening.
The Gators bounced back from
the incident in the bottom of the
inning, loading the bases with no
outs. Left fielder Tyler Thompson
hit a sacrifice fly to score one, but
the next two batters, Bryson Smith
and Kamm Washington, struck out
swinging to end the threat.
"It hurt a ton," Tucker said. "You
don't know how many opportuni-
ties you are going to have in a game,
and unfortunately that was one of
the few we got and we didn't cash
in."
Florida attempted to rally one
last time in the bottom of the ninth
with the score 6-2, but it was only
able to plate one run.
"He never gave us a chance to
get the tying run up to the plate," UF
coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "That's
about as gutsy a performance as I've
seen in a long time."
The Gators won the first two
games 6-0 and 12-2, and they'll try to
bounce back from the loss Monday
against Army at 6:30 p.m. Sopho-
more Anthony DeSclafani will start.


UF SOFTBALL

No. 4 Gators take series with finale win against Rebels


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer

After going just 3 for 14 with runners in
scoring position in Game 2, Florida got the
big hits right when it needed them Sunday.
Less than 24 hours after turning 22 base
runners into only four runs in a 6-4, extra-
inning loss, the No. 4 Gators (18-3, 2-1 South-
eastern Conference) were able to score five
runs on just four hits as they salvaged a home
series win with a 5-3 victory over Ole Miss
(16-10, 3-2 SEC).
Although UF matched its SEC loss total


from each of the last two seasons after just
three games, coach Tim Walton is still pleased
with his team's performance.
"Winning two out of three is a successful
weekend," Walton said. "It wasn't a goal of
ours to go undefeated, it was to take a series,
and we took a series today."
UF ace Stephanie Brombacher was unusu-
ally shaky Sunday, allowing the Rebels to
jump out to a 2-0 lead for the third-straight
game.
But, as was the case in the first two games,
Florida battled back in the bottom of the same
inning, this time scoring one on the first triple


of Megan Bush's career and then taking the
lead three batters later with a two-run homer
from Aja Paculba.
Bush also added a sac
fly in the third and an RBI
single in the fifth to give the
Gators a 5-2 advantage.
The junior first baseman
is now 9 for 11 with three
home runs and 10 RBIs
Walton since March 7, when she
started a game on the bench for the first time
this season.
"It's always good to come back with a


win after you lose," Bush said. "You want to
show that that pushed you and that it's really
fueling you for games to come."
After Brombacher gave up a leadoff home
run to start the sixth that cut the lead to
two, freshman Ensley Gammel came in and
capped off her great weekend by getting the
save and giving up just one hit over the final
two innings.
Gammel also got her first career SEC start
on Saturday and gave up just two runs over
five innings pitched.
The Gators took the series opener Friday,
12-2.






16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010


Improved strength of schedule makes the difference for Florida


HOOPS, from page 14

there."
Florida's beefed-up nonconfer-
ence schedule was part of the rea-
son it made the field over a team
like Mississippi State, which beat
UF on Friday and Vanderbilt on
Saturday but did not make the
Tournament.
UF closed out its season in un-
impressive fashion, losing four of


its last five games and falling out
of the SEC Tournament with a
second-round loss.
But its early season wins
against FSU and Michigan State,
along with a 75-62 victory over
Tennessee, were enough to help
the Gators get back into the Tour-
nament.
UF will share a bracket with
fourth-seeded Vanderbilt, one
of four SEC teams to make the


field. Kentucky is the No. 1 seed
in the East Region, and Tennessee
earned the sixth seed in the Mid-
west Region.
The Gators'
stronger Tour-
nament resume
Men's was due largely
Basketball to their strength
of schedule,
ranked 33rd in the country.
Although a more competitive


SEC helped boost their strength of
schedule, they helped themselves
by scheduling nonconference op-
ponents like Syracuse, Michigan
State, Richmond and Xavier all
NCAA Tournament teams.
UF finished the season with the
56th-best RPI in the nation and
went 3-8 against top-50 RPI teams
this year.
Even in their losses, the Gators
played nearly every opponent


close. They lost to Syracuse, Xavi-
er and Kentucky by 12 points -
their largest margin of defeat all
year.
"We're all excited to be in the
NCAA Tournament. It's such a
great feeling," said senior forward
Dan Werner. "That being said,
now we need to turn our focus to
BYU and need to come with right
mindset and take full advantage
of this opportunity."


PHIL, from page 14


cause this program should expect to
compete for a NCAA Tournament bid
every year. But it wasn't easy with this
bad of a shooting team.
While there are still some eyebrow-
raising moves Dan Werner playing
in crunch time and an improved Ray
Shipman seemingly not getting enough
minutes the longest-tenured South-
eastern Conference coach took a team
of basically five guys to the Big Dance.
And he may have clinched this bid
back in November with back-to-back
wins over Florida State and Michigan
State. The selection committee looks at
a team's whole body of work, and UF
is sure glad that is the criteria after los-
ing four of its last five.


Donovan found a way to keep his
players in nearly every game down the
stretch. UF's biggest losing margin was
12-point losses to No. 1 seeds Syracuse
and Kentucky and No. 6 seed Xavier.
But the best thing about the NCAA
Tournament is the clean slate. Win six
games and you're the champ.
If Florida finds some consistent
scoring late in the games, it could be a
force and make an unbelievable jour-
ney to the Sweet 16.
Would I count on it after UF's first
33 games? Absolutely not, but stranger
things have happened, and they do
call it March Madness for a reason.
The most important part is getting
to the dance, and finally Florida has
gotten an invitation.
Sometimes it's better as a surprise.


Four Gators win individual titles


TRACK, from page 14


All-American honor.
"(McQuay) may be one of the best freshman
I've ever had, and he proved that this week-
end," Holloway said.
Senior Calvin Smith ran the 400 in 46.60, fin-
ishing eighth, and ran the 200 in 20.67, good for
sixth place. Smith finished his UF career with
15 All-America titles, the most in school history
and one more than decathlete Mike Morrison.
McQuay and Smith joined Preston Wilson
and Jovon Toppin in the 4x400 relay. The unit
finished fourth with a time of 3:05:78, earning
an All-America honor.
Sophomore Christian Taylor defended
his triple-jump title, winning the event with a
school-record jump of 17.18 meters. He finished
second in the long jump in 7.93 meters.
Omar Craddock, who joined the team in Jan-
uary, landed 16.15 meters in the triple jump to
place seventh and be named an All-American.
Kemal Mesic finished second in the shot put.
The junior threw 19.26 meters while earning his


third All-America title.
As expected, senior Mariam Kevkhishvili
won her third-straight indoor shot put title. Her
18.59 meter throw was a personal best and se-
cured her 13 straight event title.
Junior Charlotte Browning also earned All-
America honors, finishing first in the women's
1600-meter run with a time of 4:35:66.
Shara Proctor took home
two All-America titles in her
senior season. She finished
third in both the long jump
Sand the triple jump, record-
1 J ing 6.64 meters and 13.71
meters, respectively.
Junior shot putter Keely
Smith Medeiros also earned All-
America honors with her
eighth-place throw of 16.44 meters.
"Our seniors were able to accomplish their
goals," Holloway said. "When we recruited
them, they talked about winning a national
championship and now they have that monkey
off their back."


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