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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


TO BE CONTINUED...


Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
Mayoral candidate Craig Lowe awaits election results at the Supervisor of Elections Office on Tuesday
night.


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

After Tuesday's city election,
Gainesville voters were hoping
to get a new mayor and city com-
missioner.
Instead, they're getting anoth-
er election.
In the race for Gainesville
mayor and a District 4 City
Commission seat, no candidate
received the 50-percent plus one
vote necessary to avoid a runoff.
The top two candidates in each
race will have to make their case
to the voters one last time.
In the mayoral race, City Com-
missioner Craig Lowe secured 40
percent of votes cast while local
business owner Don Marsh re-
ceived 29 percent.
"I'm very gratified by the re-
sults," Lowe said. "I'm very en-
ergized to continue a very posi-
tive, progressive, future-oriented
campaign.
In the District 4 City Com-
mission race, Randy Wells got
47 percent of the vote, topping
Penny Wheat's 37 percent.
With his wife by his side and
his daughter in his arms, Wells
expressed gratitude for his sup-


porters and vowed to continue
his outreach to voters.
"It's going to take more knock-
ing on doors," Wells said. "(Peo-
ple) won't be surprised to see
my face for the second or third
time."
The other candidates for city
commission were Mason Alley,
Pat Fitzpatrick and Nathaniel
Sperling, who collectively re-
ceived 15 percent of the vote.
"I'm very gratified by the
results. I'm very energized
to continue a very positive,
progressive, future-orient-
ed campaign."
Craig Lowe
mayoral candidate

Of the 72,623 registered voters
in Alachua County, 10,167, or 14
percent, cast their ballots.
Although the turnout was less
than the 25 percent that Alachua
County Supervisor of Elections
Pam Carpenter hoped for, it was
an increase from the 10.7 percent
of eligible voters who turned out
for the 2007 mayoral election.
Finishing behind Lowe and


ON CAMPUS

Ben Folds to sing at UF


By GABRIELLE FALCONEIRI
Alligator Contributing Writer

Singer, songwriter and pianist Ben Folds
will perform tonight at 8 at UF's Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts.
Folds was paid $35,240 for the show, ac-
cording to Student Government Finance.
The event is sponsored by Student Gov-
ernment Productions Music and Entertain-
ment and the Jewish Student Union.
They brought Folds to UF in honor of
Jewish Awareness Month.
"JAM immediately jumped on board at
the opportunity to co-sponsor this event as
one of the pinnacle events for their month,"
said Aaron Crespin, chairman of SGP Mu-
sic and Entertainment.


This is the singer's first appearance at
UF, Crespin said.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Folds
has been part of the music scene for 15 years.
His former band, Ben Folds Five, recorded
three studio albums dur-
ing its seven years togeth-
er and is best known for
the single "Brick."
In September 2008,
Folds released his third
solo album titled "Way to
Folds Normal."
Tickets may be pur-
chased at the University Box Office.
Admission for students costs $14 and
$19 for the general public.


Students protest UPD


* ABOUT 300 STUDENTS
PARTICIPATED.

By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Writer
Shouting "We want justice! We
want it now!" about 300 students,
faculty members and Gainesville resi-
dents marched from Turlington Plaza
to Emerson Hall Tuesday afternoon
to protest the University Police shoot-
ing of UF graduate student Kofi Adu-
Brempong.
Adu-Brempong was shot with a
gun by UPD officer Keith Smith in his


Corry Village apartment March 2.
The rally was organized by mem-
bers of Students for a Democratic So-
ciety, as well as independent Facebook
groups created by friends and col-
leagues of Adu-Brempong.
At Emerson Hall, the
On marchers delivered a list
Campus of demands to the UF
Board of Trustees.
The requests included dropping all
charges against Adu-Brempong, firing
Smith and creating a board of students
and faculty to review UPD's use-of-
force policy.
Speakers at the protest, which in-
cluded members of Adu-Brempong's


* UF first baseman
Preston Tucker
went 2 for 3 from
the plate with a
home run and
drove in four runs
in the No. 6 Gators'
8-5 win over No. 5
FSU in Gainesville
on Tuesday night.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Choirs Concert
March 24, 7:30 p.m.
University Auditorium
The UF Men's Glee Club and
Women's Chorale, conducted
by Mihoko Tsutsumi, will have
their combined spring concert.
Admission is free for all UF stu-
dents with a Gator 1 Card; $8 for
staff, senior citizens and non-UF
students; and $10 for the general
public.

Relay For Life
March 26, 6 p.m., to March 27,
noon
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Relay For Life is an annual
fundraiser for the American
Cancer Society. The event sup-
ports cancer education, aware-
ness, research and patient ser-
vices. Stop by the O'Connell
center for activities and enter-
tainment and help fight can-
cer. For more information visit
www.RelayForLife.org/uffl.

UF Music and Entertainment
Industry Student Association
presents: "An Evening With
Grooveshark"
March 24, 7:30 p.m.
New Physics Building, Room
1011
Come hear the founders of
Grooveshark speak about their
online music streaming compa-
ny and share their insight on the
music industry with students.
The event is free and open to
everyone. A short Q-and-A ses-
sion will follow the lecture. For
more information, e-mail jarel-
lano@ufl.edu.

Turkey and the U.S. Strategic
Partnership: Issues and Current
Debates
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Pugh Hall 120
A talk by Akin Unver, from
the University of Michigan, for
the Center for European Studies
series "Turkey and the West."
The Iraq war aftermath marked
the lowest point in U.S.-Turkish
relations in its more than half-
century history. Although there
has been a slight increase in U.S.
favorability following President
Obama's election, there is still


a widespread caution among
the Turks toward the U.S., and
it will take some effort to re-
build U.S.-Turkish relations.

Jewish Giving to the Old
Country after World War II
Today, 12:50 p.m.
Turlington 3312
Brown-bag talk by his-
tory doctoral student Rachel
Rothstein. Lunch will be pro-
vided. This talk, based on let-
ters sent by American Jews
desperate to earmark dona-
tions to their fellow towns-
men after World War II, dem-
onstrates the extent to which
this transnational, regional
identity continued to drive
American-Jewish philanthro-
py into the post-war period.

Student Investment Club
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Florida Gym, 230
Come see what SIC is all
about. Market update, special
topic presentations and lead-
ership and internship oppor-
tunities. All majors are wel-
come. Free pizza and drinks
will be provided.

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And want to see it in this
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CORRECTIONS
Tuesday's article "Board
Vote Saves Machen Money"
stated that President Machen
has received one of four install-
ments toward his sabbatical
payment. Machen has received
two installments, one in January
2009 and one in January 2010,
according to UF spokeswoman
Janine Sikes.
The Board of Trustees voted
to give Machen the two remain-
ing installments in a single
lump sum, Sikes said.


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
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Students, faculty talk buses


By GLENN COINE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students are sick of waiting, and they're
tired of walking.
Students and UF faculty and staff ex-
pressed their transportation concerns at the
first of two forums Tuesday with UF and the
Gainesville Regional Transit System. The fo-
rum was held so residents to offer input for
consideration in the transportation compo-
nent of the 2010-2020 Campus Master Plan.
About 18 people attended the first fo-
rum.
Florida legislature requires state univer-
sities to submit a Campus Master Plan up-
date every five years, outlining project and
budget proposals. The transportation com-
ponent is funded separately but is being run
in coordination with the federally required
five-year update for the Gainesville Urban-
ized Area 2035 Long Range Transportation
Plan.
The Renaissance Planning Group, an in-
dependent consulting firm, has been con-
tracted by the university and by RTS to
manage these projects.
Whit Blanton, vice president of Renais-
sance and project manager for the transpor-
tation element of UF's plan, said the coor-


dination of the metropolitan and university
planning holds great advantages, particu-
larly cost efficiency.
According to Blanton, the university is
paying Renaissance a little over $100,000.
During the forum, Doug Robinson, chief
transit planner for Gainesville RTS, ad-
dressed areas for improvement within the
campus and metro bus systems like comfort,
convenience, reliability and sustainability.
He then discussed several proposed so-
lutions including bus rapid transit. This
would essentially be an express bus that
would run faster using dedi-
On cated lanes and/or the ability
Campus to change red lights or delay
green ones.
The possibility of a streetcar running
from campus to downtown was also men-
tioned, but as a long-term goal.
Audience members were asked to draw
in and make note of additions and revisions
they would like to see.
Blanton said students could expect to see
some changes as soon as the end of the year.
The bigger the change, he said, the longer it
will take.
Robinson said RTS is working on con-
verting the entire fleet of city buses to run
on biodiesel like the campus ones. He said
this should be completed by 2011.


Earth Day events kick off


* 40 DAYS OF CHANGE WILL
LAST THROUGH APRIL 24.

By DANIELLE PETERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Earth Day is celebrating its 40th
birthday, and Gainesville residents are
invited to a 40-day party.
The UF Office of Sustainability is
sponsoring 40 Days of Change, which
includes sustainability-focused ac-
tivities on campus and throughout the
Gainesville area.
Although Earth Day falls on April
22, the event ends April 24.
The campaign kicked off Tuesday
at the Reitz Union Colonnade and
North Lawn, where students partici-
pated in recycling-themed crafts and
learned about upcoming events.
Campaign activities include the 10-
day Gainesville Environmental Film
and Arts Festival at the Hippodrome
and walking tours of Paynes Prairie


every Thursday, said Stephanie Sims,
program assistant for the Office of Sus-
tainability.
"It's important to know
where food comes from,
where it goes and how it's
recycled."
Jordan Weinstein
intern at the Office of Sustainability

Jordan Weinstein, an intern at the
Office of Sustainability, promoted
Gators for a Sustainable Campus.
Weinstein said students should
pay attention to the sources of their
food and how it's made.
"It's important to know where food
comes from, where it goes and how it's
recycled," she said.
The Earth Day Celebration is April
21 on the Plaza of the Americas, where
President Bernie Machen will give the
annual State of Sustainability address.


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PUBLIC HEALTH

Study suggests soda, pizza tax

By ANDREW PANTAZI Johnson, the restaurant's man- be implemented in the near future,
Alligator Contributing Writer ager. Johnson said it could possibly put
Although the tax is unlikely to Leonardo's Pizza out of business.
Some researchers want to fatten
pizza and soda costs in hopes that
it will slim America's waistline.
A study published Monday in
the Archives of Internal Medicine
argues for an 18 percent tax on
pizza and soda.
The study estimated the tax
would decrease calorie intake, on
average, by 56 calories daily.
"At the population level, de-
clines of 56 [calories] per day
would be associated with a reduc-
tion of roughly 5 [pounds] per
adult per year and significant re-
ductions in the risks of most obe-
sity-related chronic diseases," the
report wrote.
Maurice Marshall, a UF food
science professor, said while he
agrees America is facing health
issues, he doesn't believe pizza is
the biggest problem food.
"A pizza here and there has its
place, obviously in moderation,"
said Marshall. "I would pick on
savory snacks, chips and snacks
like that. At least a pizza has nutri-
tional value. You can buy a whole-
wheat crust, and it offers some
cheeses and some meats. Pizza has
a couple of things on the food pyr-
amid. I'm not sure what [potato
chips] offer in terms of nutritional
benefit."
David Denslow, a UF econom-
ics professor, compared the tax on .
soda to a tax passed on beer in the
early 1990s.
As for pizza, Denslow thinks
if a tax passed, pizza restaurants ,
would find ways to make "pizza-
like food" that is not called "piz- ...
za" to avoid the taxes.
Leonardo's Pizza, 1245 W Uni- Ana Goni-Lessan Alligator Staff
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* ABOUT 63 PERCENT OF GAINESVILLE
RESIDENTS COMPLETED THE CENSUS IN 2000.

By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Census forms started arriving in mailboxes this week,
and Alachua County officials are encouraging everyone,
including students, to participate by filling out and mail-
ing in the form that is required by law.
The Census, which is conducted every 10 years, deter-
mines how legislative districts will be drawn, how U.S.
House of Representatives seats will be apportioned and
how federal funds will be distributed.
Norman Sassner, local Census office manager, said it
is important that UF students participate because they at-
tend a state-run school.
"The more students participate, the more
Local [the] funds are going to increase by that
News number," Sassner said.
He added it's necessary students fill out
the form in Gainesville if that's where they are living,
even if it is not their permanent residence.
The 23rd census form, the shortest ever, contains 10
questions.
All information collected, including names, addresses
and phone numbers, is confidential, according to Sass-
ner.
About 63 percent of Gainesville residents participated
in the 2000 Census, which ties Florida's average participa-
tion rate but falls below the national average of 67 per-
cent, according statistics on the Web site for the Census'
Bureau.
Census workers make up to three trips to each home
that has not submitted a Census form between April and
July.
According to the Census Bureau Web site, regional
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SISTERS NEEDS TO RAISE
AT LEAST $40,000 TO STAY
OPEN.

By EDEN JOYNER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Mid-Florida is bowling to keep
its doors open.
The organization needs to
make at least $40,000 at the Gators
Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser
Friday and Saturday to stay open,
according to Paul Halpern, the
organization's executive director.
Halpern added the doors
wouldn't shut right away if the
organization failed to meet its
goal.
He said if the funds aren't
raised he will work with the
board of directors to try to come
up with a different plan to elimi-
nate the debt.
The first night of the bowl-
ing tournament, which will take
place at Alley Katz Corner at 3705
SW 42nd Ave. from 9:30 p.m. to 2
a.m., is for UF students only.
Saturday's event will start at
Local noon and end at 6
Local
News p.m. and is open to
everyone.
Bowling is free.
However, each bowler must ar-
range a minimum of five spon-
sors on the event's Web site.
Each sponsor must pledge a
minimum of 15 cents per bowl-
ing pin. After the teams play
two games, each player's highest
score is taken.
Those who raise $75 will win
free food and a T-shirt.
With $250 in pledges, bowlers
win a variety of gift certificates.
At the $500 level, bowlers win
tickets to local entertainment or
sporting event.
Top prizesfor those who raise
the most money include a TV, an
iPod Touch, diamond earrings, a
trip for two to the Hilton Orlando
Bonnet Creek and several others.
Proceeds will be used to cou-
ple at-risk children 6 to 17 years
old with a mentor, said Beth Wil-
liams, co-chair of the event.
Halpern said the cost of match-
ing bigs and little ranges from
$800 to $1,200 per pair.
Those interested in partici-
pating can visit the event's Web
site to choose a bowling date
and time, sign up team members
or register pledge donations at
http://www.gatorbowlforkids-
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Editorial

Bad Barbie

New toy sends wrong

message to children
She's at it again. Our favorite anatomically incorrect ca-
reer hopper is adding another hobby to her already
formidable list promoting the purchase of animals.
Last week, Mattel announced a new Plush Pals line, fea-
turing Blissa the kitten, Lacey the Chihuahua puppy and
Sequin the poodle.
Well, in case you haven't noticed, shelters aren't exactly
overflowing with Chihuahua puppies and poodles.
The toys, 10-inch plushes with cramped, matching car-
riers, condition little girls to want designer dogs and treat
pets like accessories (and for Barbie, that's exactly what
they are).
Mattel could have easily presented the pets as rescued
animals. They could have invented past abuse or neglect
and allowed children to "save" them.
Instead, as usual, they took the cute, easy route and con-
tributed to the nationwide epidemic of animal overpopula-
tion. That's not even the only problem studies show that
purebred animals are less healthy than "mutts" or mixed
breeds. But we get it only the best for Barbie.
Until Americans acknowledge that it's a problem for ani-
mals to die in shelters while people (and dolls) buy pets, the
problem is not going to get better.
If Barbie had forgone the puppy mills and adopted a pit
bull, a mutt, or even an adult Chihuahua, we might feel dif-
ferently.
But once again, like when she got knocked up (we don't
see a commitment ring on those webbed fingers) or decided
to become a unicorn, Barbie made a dumb choice.



Mississippi Cruelboard


Congrats, Mississippi.
Your residents just
helped solidify the
backwards image many
Americans have of you.
Itawamba Agricultural
High Schoolin Fulton canceled
its April 2 prom on March
10, not for lack of funding or
space, but because Constance
McMillen, a lesbian student,
wanted to wear a tuxedo and
bring her girlfriend.
Although the school board
was probably just trying to
skirt the issue of denying the
two students' entry, its mem-
bers have unfairly punished
McMillen and the other stu-
dents. Halting the tradition
less than a month before the
scheduled date offers McMil-
len up to the actions of her
angered classmates, many of
whom already bought their
clothes for the event.
If the school board's ac-
tions don't count as intention-


al retaliation, they remain sad
reminders that people often
scratch their heads over how
to mesh tradition and mo-
dernity. And they sometimes
make the wrong decision.
In this case, officials
learned that when the rights
of a group of people are con-
cerned, there's no half-hearted
compromise to satisfy every-
one. The choices remain either
to grant equality or to keep
stoking the country's embers
of discrimination. There is a
ray of hope, though.
The American Civil Liber-
ties Union of Mississippi has
stepped in to fix the situation
by suing for reinstatement.
Americans can only hope
the court's decision will
acknowledge all our First
Amendment rights. Whether
a Mississippi school board re-
alizes it, we don't have to stop
saying, doing or being what
we wish to make others com-
fortable or happy.


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alligator
Chelsea Keenan
EDITOR
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MANAGING EDITORS
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Opinions


Column

Alligator weighs gi
following the controversial shooting of Ghanian
graduate assistant Kofi Adu-Brempong by Univer-
sity Police, Students for a Democratic Society pre-
sented a list of demands to Vice President of Student Af-
fairs Patricia Telles-Irvin. Listed below are these demands
followed by the Editorial Board's recommendations.
1. Drop all charges against Adu-Brempong and pay for
his medical bills. 2. Oversight of the investigation by a neu-
tral party. 3. Termination of UPD officer Keith Smith. 4. A
review board, consisting of students, faculty and police, to
analyze UPD's use-of-force policy. 5. Improvement of UF's
mental health and crisis services.
While we fully agree with Alachua County Judge Denise
Ferrero's order to have the original charges, including one
count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without
intent to kill, refiled due to a lack of probable cause, we can-
not support or reject any recommendations with Adu-Brem-
pong's current charges of aggravated assault on an officer
and resisting an officer with violence until after the investiga-
tion into the incident is complete and we have more informa-
tion. Adu-Brempong's medical costs will continue to be paid
for by the Department of Jail while he is under its control.
President Machen was right in appointing Margolis,
Healy & Associates, the same public safety organization that
investigated Virginia Tech's massacre, to review the shoot-
ing. This is too complex an incident to rely on an internal in-
vestigation, and we have faith this organization will shed un-
biased light on an event that has cloaked UF's campus with
protests, outrage and disdain for public officials.
We at the Editorial Board don't feel we have the authority
to recommend firing a public official, but we do question why
the officer who shot Adu-Brempong, Keith Smith, who was
involved in a 2009 incident in which police officers harassed
and threw eggs at residents, was even in this position.
According to UF spokesman Steve Orlando, Smith was
put on paid leave following the shooting and is now on paid
administrative duty. We feel he should be suspended with-

Reader response
Today's question:
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election?


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p's demands


Jared Misner
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out pay.
We support the fourth and fifth
demands. UPD's use-of-force policy
has been questioned since the Taser-
ing of Andrew Meyer in 2007 sparked


national outrage.
An internal analysis of UPD's 2009 use-of-force policy
shows UPD reviewed 18 incidents. Eleven of those involved
a police officer drawing a firearm.
According to UPD, only four of those 11 incidents in-
volved situations where police thought the suspect had ei-
ther a gun or knife. However, UPD used a Taser only one
time in 2009, which is a decrease from eight times in 2007.
UPD attributes the decrease to its current Taser policy,
which states "suspects must be transferring from active
physical resistance to aggressive physical resistance."
While we advocate for the safety of our police officers and
for their ability to protect themselves and the citizens they
serve, we do question the use of force needed against a single
man stricken with polio as a child, causing him to walk with
a cane. According to police, Adu-Brempong swung a metal
rod and threatened them with a knife, causing police to stun
Adu-Brempong with a beanbag gun and a faulty Taser de-
ployment. If Adu-Brempong did swing a metal rod at police,
this would warrant UPD to deploy Tasers, according to poli-
cy. But some suggest the rod was his cane. We also question
why he was shot in the jaw rather than a safer location.
Lastly, we feel an improvement in the understanding and
knowledge of mental health and crisis services on campus
is a welcome addition to our inclusive campus. We believe
UPD and GPD should make crisis intervention training man-
datory and place heavier emphasis on its importance.
Above all, the Editorial Board looks forward to the results
of the independent review so we can understand what hap-
pened and who was at fault for the circumstances that have
engulfed UF's campus and drawn national scrutiny.
Jared Misner is metro editor and guest to The Editorial Board.


Tuesday's question:
Would you search for a roommate
on the Internet?


58% YES
42% NO
72 TOTAL VOTES


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Letter to the Editor
Audio tapes should inspire students to vote
On March 4, the Alligator Editorial Board commented
on what they called the Unite Party's "naughty audio."
However, the editorial and the administration's silence on
this issue reveal the true problem in Student Government:
apathy.
The Alligator couldn't have said it better: "The vast re-
mainder of the Student Body is always going to not care
and not vote."
If that is how the Alligator addresses systemic coercion
and corruption within SG, it's no wonder students don't
head out to the polls. SG can be changed if students take
the initiative and cast their ballots. With less than 20 per-
cent of students voting, the Alligator should be encourag-
ing people to vote. Taking the defeatist stance that nothing
will change is just plain wrong.
These tapes deserve action. They show collusion be-
tween the Unite Party and the supposedly "non-partisan"
supervisor of elections, who is (no surprise) appointed by
Unite Party members. On top of that, they show an elabo-
rate system of coercion that goes as far as bribing voters
and denying food to pledges what has come to be called
"hazing for votes."
The story has been covered by the Gainesville Sun and
the Alligator, whose story was featured on the Huffington
Post, but UF officials have still refused to act.
Administration: It's time to take a stand. You've always
asked for evidence of voter coercion, and now you have
it. UF students deserve a government that works in their
best interests, not one that only clings to power through
corruption.
Students: The only way to truly change this is through
the power of the pen. Write to university administrators
and tell them that enough is enough. But most important-
ly, you need to prove the administration, the Alligator and
SG wrong. This fall, take five minutes, head to the polls
and vote.
Jonathan Ossip
Student Alliance Senate Leader


Guest column

Jaywalkers should
wish we were all really good jaywalkers. There
may be some hardasses who think jaywalking is
wrong because it's against the law.
I sympathize with you; I used to think the same
way. After I got my license, I didn't speed for six
months because I was convinced it was disrespect-
ful to the governing authorities.
Then I realized that cars passing me on a two-lane
road late at night because I was driving the posted 25
mph was probably more unsafe than me going a little
faster. Similarly, I used to think jaywalking was bad.
Then I came to college and realized that at UF it's a
way of life.
Jaywalking can be pretty efficient if you're smart
about it. I live down an alley behind The Courtyards,
so I cross 13th Street at Second Avenue every day on
my way to class. Once the traffic stops along 13th,
the people turning left from Second Avenue get the
green light. That means that I can do the half-jaywalk
- come to almost the middle of the road so when all
the left-turning cars are past, I can finish crossing.
Worst case scenario, I'm halfway across the street
when the Ampelmann turns white. I don't even see
the blinky red hand. And if the left-turning cars fin-
ish before their turn light does, I can make it onto
campus before pedestrians are even cleared to walk.
So that's smart jaywalking. My operating princi-
ple: Don't make cars have to think about you. If you
jaywalk across University Avenue, don't chill out in
the median for minutes.
It makes drivers nervous you're going to jump
the border like a desperate Mexican (not to say that
they're bad jaywalkers at all). I meet a friend at Jim-
my John's every week, and that takes some skill. I'm
rarely actually at the crosswalk when the light turns
green, but I don't want to wait a whole cycle and
slow the traffic down University Avenue by pressing
the "I want to cross" button.
It's in everyone's best interest that I get across
now. So I find a gap and get halfway, and then


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 7



be smart about it
weave through the stopped cars.
They're not going anywhere.
It's all a matter of efficiency.
A lot of people who jaywalk
also drive, and vice versa,
which means in the long run,
Will Penman screwing people over by being
letters@alligatororg inconsiderate will come back to
bite you.
It's the bad jaywalkers who give everyone a bum
rap. There are the obvious cases: people who com-
pletely disregard oncoming traffic with the expec-
tation that cars will stop, people who start crossing
the street right when the red hand gets serious about
you needing to stop, etc.
Then there are more complicated jaywalking
blunders. For instance, some people don't under-
stand that the half-jaywalk trick only works for one
side of the street.
If you try to walk halfway with the left-turning
cars coming toward you, you're getting in their way,
not avoiding it. But with a little practice, jaywalking
becomes a more natural skill.
I've jaywalked with a professor before and not
even stopped our conversation about The Grapes
of Wrath. We're not dumb, just a little selfish some-
times.
So form a club, make some posters, get the word
out. We can be the best jaywalkers in the country.
There's a sign along 13th Street right before campus
that advertises how many pedestrians cars yielded
to in the last week.
Whether the numbers are made up, I don't know.
And I think it's a stupid idea, but the return ques-
tion does inspire reflection: How many cars should
pedestrians have yielded to in the last week? Hope-
fully one day we'll have harmony between drivers
and walkers and will be able to jaywalk in peace.
Will Penman is an English senior. His column appears
weekly.





8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


March Madness
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP:
Cynthia Agyemang, the sister-in-law of UF graduate student Kofi Adu-
Brempong who was shot by University Police in the jaw March 2, speaks
to protesters at Emerson Hall about Adu-Brempong's condition. Adu-
Brempong's niece and nephew also spoke at the protest.
Noan Carvalho, 9, walks with protesters from Turlington Plaza to Emer-
son Alumni Hall in a rally supporting Adu-Brempong. About 300 people
marched through campus holding signs and reciting chants like "No jus-
tice, no peace, no racist police."
Dave Schneider, one of the protest's organizers, leads the group of stu-
dents as they march down Union Road to Tigert Hall from Emerson Alum-
ni Hall. They marched to Tigert Hall to hand President Bernie Machen
and other administrators a list of demands regarding Adu-Brempong and
the University Police Department.
Protesters walk down University Avenue to Emerson Alumni Hall to speak
to members of the Board of Trustees and hand them a list of demands.
Board of Trustees member Danny Ponce addresses a crowd of about 200
at Emerson Hall on Tuesday afternoon. About 100 students held a sit in
for about two hours before marching to Tigert Hall to protest UPD's ac-
tions against Adu-Brempong.


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Orlando: 'We are 100 percent supportive of freedom of expression'


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Joe Richards reads a list of demands to Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin and Associ-
ate Vice President David Kratzer regarding the shooting of UF graduate student Kofi Adu-Brempong.


PROTEST, from Page 9
family, talked about police brutal-
ity.
"We will not be silent about
this," said Kwame Glover, Adu-
Brempong's nephew, who said he
believes university police are in-
volved in a cover-up. We're grate-
ful and we're hopeful that justice
will prevail."
When trustee Danny Ponce
emerged to address the crowd, he
said he could not promise to meet
the demands today and was met
with angry chants of "drop the
charges" and "fire Keith Smith."
"You have the university's at-
tention," Ponce said. "I can assure
that."
Organizer Dave Schneider told
the crowd to join him in a sit-in at
Emerson Hall. About 100 people
stayed behind, many missing class
to show their support.
Elikem Nyamuame, also an in-
ternational graduate student from
Ghana, said he thinks there's too
much abuse in the current system
against people of color, but feels
the real tragedy is the loss of a good
educator.


The sit-in lasted for about two
and a half hours before organizers
decided to head to Tigert Hall to
read their demands.
"We're grateful and we're
hopeful that justice will
prevail."
Kwame Glover
Adu-Brempong's nephew

The chants gained the attention
of Patricia Telles-Irvin, UF's vice
president for student affairs, who
emerged to accept the demands and
promised to take them to President
Machen.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said it would be hard to meet the
protesters' demands.
For one, UF does not have the au-
thority to drop any charges against
Adu-Brempong, as that power now
lies with the State Attorney's office.
However, Orlando said
the university applauded the
peaceful nature of the rally.
"We are an academic institution,
and we are 100 percent supportive
of freedom of expression and free-
dom of speech," Orlando said.


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Student Senate calls for further shooting investigation


* THE RESOLUTION PASSED
UNANIMOUSLY.

By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Although the student protest
ended Tuesday afternoon, debate
about the University Police shooting
of UF graduate student Kofi Adu-
Brempong continued at Tuesday
night's Senate meeting.
A group of about 30 students and
concerned members of the commu-
nity attended to support a resolution
calling for an Alachua County grand
jury investigation of the shooting.
After about two and a half hours
of debate over the wording of the
legislation and whether or not it
unfairly attacked the intentions of
the entire University Police Depart-
ment, senators voted unanimously
to pass the resolution.
The original wording of the reso-
lution called for a grand jury inves-


tigation of the incident. Members of
the Unite Party proposed changes to
the wording of original resolution.
They called for an investigation, but
not necessarily by a grand jury, that
could imply criminal acts by UPD.
The new resolution does call
for an investigation by an Alachua
County grand jury, but includes a
clause defending the honorable in-
tentions of UPD.
Unite Party Sen. Ben Meyers said
the resolution should defend Adu-
Brempong and UPD.
"It denies any notion that UPD in
any way intended to cause a tragedy
or sought to inflict harm on any hu-
man being and had no other inten-
tion than to protect the University of
Florida Student Body," he said.
Dave Schneider, one of the orga-
nizers of Tuesday's protest, said a
grand jury investigation simply al-
lows the public to know the details
of what happened at the shooting.
"I'm urging [senators] to say this
is unacceptable," Schneider said.


Thomas Plevik/ Alligator
Political science major Tim Johnson joins the Tuesday night Senate meeting with others who wanted
Student Government to request a grand jury to review the Kofi Adu-Brempong shooting.


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385 plants found at pot activist's burgled home


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


SEATTLE Sheriff's deputies said they
found 385 marijuana plants at the home of an
outspoken medical marijuana activist who
nearly killed a robber in a shootout this week.
It's not clear whether the man will face charg-
es, even though he far exceeded the state's
presumptive 15-plant limit.
Sgt. John Urquhart, a King County sheriff's
office spokesman, said Tuesday that investi-
gators also found marijuana products such as
butter, baked goods and paraphernalia at the
home of Steve Sarich, who uses pot for back
pain and runs CannaCare.
Sarich, 59, awoke early Monday to find
intruders in his home. He shot one, sending
him to the hospital in critical condition, and
suffered shotgun pellet wounds to his face


and arm when another intruder returned fire.
Four young men and a teenage boy are in cus-
tody.
Deputies left Sarich 48 ounces of dried bud
and 30 plants for him and his girlfriend but
seized everything else, Urquhart said. They
had no plans to arrest him but said they would
forward their findings to prosecutors.
Nevertheless, Sarich said he was steamed
about having the plants, computers and other
items seized, and his home trashed by inves-
tigators who dumped dirt from pots onto the
floors. He insisted CannaCare's operation is
legal and many of the plants would be pro-
vided to other marijuana patients.
Sarich vowed to sue the sheriff's office.
"If I'm not safe, no patient is safe. It's not
like nobody knows what I do," he said.
The case highlights the confusion of Wash-


ington's medical marijuana law. Approved by
voters in 1998, it says patients can use mari-
juana for certain conditions if they have a doc-
tor's authorization. But the state created no
dispensary system for obtaining the drug.
"If I'm not safe, no patient is safe."
Steve Sarich
activist

It requires patients to grow marijuana
themselves or have a caregiver grow plants
for them but doesn't explain where the pa-
tients are supposed to get the seeds or plants.
Under state rules, patients are presumed to
need up to 15 plants in any stage of growth
and 24 ounces of dried bud, but they can have
more if they demonstrate need.
Furthermore, designated caregivers can


only provide marijuana to one other patient at
any time a provision that could get Sarich
in trouble. But the law doesn't specifically
prohibit patients from growing their marijua-
na together in one location to save money on
lights or other expensive equipment.
CannaCare has 7,000 members in the state,
Sarich said. It helps patients with legal advice,
runs clinics where patients can meet with
doctors who authorize marijuana use, pro-
vides patients with marijuana clones or starter
plants and delivers about 50 patients a week
with usable marijuana, he said.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has
repeatedly said he's not interested in bringing
sick people to court on marijuana charges if
they're trying to comply with the law.
Aaron Pelley, Sarich's attorney, did not im-
mediately return a call seeking comment.


Angulo will endorse Lowe, Selwach will endorse Marsh for mayor


ELECTION, from Page 1

Marsh, Monica Leadon Cooper
grabbed 25 percent of the vote
while Richard Selwach and Ozzy
Angulo picked up 4.3 and 1.5
percent respectively.
Selwach, the owner of Best
Jewelry & Loan Pawnbrokers, in-
sisted that although he was dis-
appointed with the loss, it would
not be his last attempt at public
office.
"I'm too young and good-
looking (to stop now)," he said
while sitting at the bar at Mark's
Prime Steakhouse. "You haven't
seen the last of Selwach."
The winner of the April 13th
run-off for mayor will replace
current mayor Pegeen Hanrahan,
who will fulfill her two-term lim-
it in May.
Lowe, who would be Gaines-
ville's first openly gay mayor,
said he has no intention of grow-
ing complacent despite his 11
percent lead.
"We'll hit the ground run-
ning again tomorrow," he said.
"There's no time to turn back


to failed policies rooted in the
past."
After the results were an-
nounced, Angulo said he would
endorse Lowe in the run-off,
while Selwach pledged his sup-
port for Marsh. Cooper did not
endorse either candidate.
Although Marsh hoped to
avoid a run-off, he said he was
encouraged by the results.
"I'm an optimist," he said. "I
had the crazy idea
Local that lightning would
News strike, and it'd be
over tonight."
After the results were an-
nounced, Marsh and his support-
ers, including Alley, held a party
at the Fraternal Order of Police
Gator Lodge.
Marsh said his two biggest
concerns are raising finances and
reaching out to those who voted
for Cooper and Selwach.
"We know what we need," he
said. "And we will leave no stone
unturned in getting there."
Al, ,;t, -, writers Alison Schwartz,
Minch Minchin and Joey Flechas
contributed to this article.


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election at the Supervisor of Elections Office Tuesday night.


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UNIVERSITY TERRACE CONDO
4BR/4BA $375.mo all inclusive. Cable, inter-
net & utils. 239-250-6149 3-19-10-45-1

LUXURY STORY TOWNHS. 2B/2.5Ba
F Roomate Wntd for Master Bedrm! FULLY
FURN. 2 min to UF, Great bus routes & park-
ing, Pool/gym, Free wifi, All utils incl. Avail
May 1st. $540 786-246-3049 3-26-39-1


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







2, 3 & 4'S READY NOW!
Individual & Fully Furnished @ $349
LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373.9009
4-21-10-30-1


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


REDUCED 1BR available in 2BR/1BA
University Commons, 3rd Floor, pool view.
Share with male student. $300/mo + $30 util.
3 month lease May, June, July. Furnished +
W/D. Call 863-381-1161 3-24-10-31-1

Spacious 4/4 fully furnished condo available
in SW G'ville area 5 minutes to UF! Indiv.
leases, $375/room/mo. On 3 bus routes
and close to major shopping/food areas.
Utilities incl. up to $200/mo. $200 SD. Avail.
immediately/summer/fall. (352) 262-0628
3-31-10-16-1

2 Blocks to UF $290/mo
Furnished bedroom in 4BD condo.
Rent includes utils, cable TV & internet.
378-4626 / 262-4290 4-21-10-31-1

3BE/3BA clean and quiet condo for rent. All
utilities included. $400/room or $1000/apt. 1
mile from UF. 2 bus routes available. Must
see!! Call Dory 954-816-1468. 3-19-10-5-1

Student Rental, Univ. Terr. Gnsvll.,1 bed-
room bedroom available immediately in
4/4apt 280/mo.,bed, desk and dresser,
walk in clos., full bath. Share fully equipped
kitchen,wash/dry, util. and internet. Cent
A/C, ground floor, quiet, owner Ph.352-472-
9778/305-299-3485 3-22-10-5-1

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 3-23-
10-10-1

LAKEFRONT COTTAGE
23 mi E of Gainesville off FI 20.
Rural and rustic. Prefer mo-to-mo lease.
$250 per month. Call 717-503-0999
3-19-3-1

$339- Fully Furnished fairly new condo
4Br/4Ba spacious bedrooms & living area,
w/d in unit, great kitchen, great bus rts12
& 35 ten min to UF & shopping Discounted
rent Avail. Start fall. 941-232-1960
4-13-1-2-1

$339 rm/mo 4BR/2BA Condo at University
Commons furnished W/D/TV/Cable/Parking
Immediatley avl. spring/summer/fall
Great Place Great Price 239.253.8701 4-5-
10-14-1

44 condo will rent month, quarterly or
yearly. $500/month/room includes: washer-
dryer, dishwasher, private bathroom/bed-
room, walk-in closet, utilities, cable, wireless
internet, pool, gym, volleyball and basketball
courts. Living, dining and kitchen have wood-
en floors, bedrooms have nice clean carpets.
Bus services every 5-10 minutes. 352-213-
7059 5-20-10-30-1


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


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


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


THIS FALL LIVE DOWNTOWN!
Live where you play, love where you live
Studios*Ones*Twos*Threes
Big city living without the big city price
Limited availability! 352-338-0002
4-21-09-71-2

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


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

Quality & Affordability!
br $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

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

Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
4-21-09-71-w2


Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in NOWor FALL 2010.
2/2 from $999 or 3/3 from $1099.
4-21- Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches
BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park
Adopted pets live FREE!
L* 352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
7Q7 4-21-71-2


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


PARKINGI N GE@E
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 ball court
NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
Text MADISON to 47464
4-21-71-2


@1 MONTH FREE*
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
Special applies to Immediate Move Ins
2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-09-71-2


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

Great School Districts!
HUGE 1 Bed- $595!
2 Bed- $729*4 Bed- $949
Tennis*Pool*Basketball
Call TODAY*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 $549
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


$369 INCLUDES UTILITIES
1 month FREE, Move In TODAY!
24hr Amenities & Valet Trash!
GainesvillePlace.com*(352) 271-3131
4-21-71-2

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

WALK TO CAMPUS
1BRs from $550 2BRs from $600
1BR 1 Mofree 2BR 2Mofree
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 TO UF AVAIL NOW & FALL!
01BR $460- $495
* 2BR $485- $600
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 -YOUR NEW HOME!
* Unique LOFT floor plan only $595!
* 1/1 from $625 2/2 from $649
* 3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
* Free Tanning* Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
* Tennis 1 mile to UF
* 377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-21-09-71-2







WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 13


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 352-8724644
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



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



* 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


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* 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!!
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


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
3-19-10-30-2


**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

2BR/1BA 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


*Resort Lifestyle*
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
2's: From $479/person; 3's: From $399/person
Includes FREE Internet
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-10-42-2

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

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

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

in rent. $945/mo call 2584184 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 1BA 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
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

***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1200/
mo. 373-1558, 246-8645, or 256-8370 3-23-
10-13-2

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
3-22-10-10-2






14, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


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

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

$600, 2BR, 1 block Shands, VA; Vet school
& campus short walk. Available now;
Prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature residents.
Carpets, Some utils furn; Parking; 352 376
0080;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net
4-21-10-27-2

Walk to campus, 1022 SW 4th Ave. 3/3-
1200 mo & 4/4-1600 mo 3/2 house- 1015 NE
5th PI, fenced yd-$995 mo 4/4 house- 2010
SW 11th Terr-$1250 mo Near law college,
2732 SW 3rd PI-3/2 house-$1250 mo All in-
clude cent A/C, W/D hkups
Edbaurmanagement.com
4121 NW 37th PL- 352-375-7104 4-21-10-
27-2

Homes Avail for Fall! Pets welcome!
4/2 3321 and 3236 NW 30 PL $1200/mon
3/2 3320 NW 30th PL $975/mon
4/2 5402 NW 25th PL $1200
Call April 352-514-1441 for more info! 4-1-
10-13-2

**3/2 515 NW 51st St.**Near GHFC vaulted
ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small
pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1325 333-9874
4-6-10-15-2

*3401 NW 7th Place* 3/2 liv,din,fam rms.AII
appliances W/D close to campus, large yd.
small pets ok avail Aug.1 $1375 333-9874
4-6-10-15-2

3BR 2BA W/den Home, 1200sf,
Available Now
Corner lot close to Vet/Medical schools
Tile floors,washer/dryer/dishwasher/garbage
disp. Fenced back yard/fireplace/central
H&A, pets ok. 2826 SW 39th Ave Call Mike
@ 850-497-2714 3-23-10-5-2

Brand new remodeled personal apartment
in a house walking distance from campus.
Right next to Frat Row and Law School.
Private bathroom, kitchen, family room, and
bedroom. Worth $800, discounted to $650
base rate. Contact david.argov@ufl.edu or
954-304-5880. 3-18-2-2

Fora Limited Time Only! 1BR/1BA separate
dining rm, Ig living rm, walk in closet, cent
H/AC, full kitchen, full bath. H20 & sewer
incl. Free pest control. Close to Oaks Mall,
Archer Rd & UF. $395/mo. 2 & 3 BDs avail
in several locations, dif floor plans. 215-7780
6-17-10-38-2

*** Very Nice 1 BR O*-
Full bath, living room, dining room, full kitch-
en, in-law suite, w/ W/D, cable, all utils incl.
$750/mo near Haile. (352) 367-0372
4-13-10-20-2

OClose to UF 2BR House. Yard, W/D, wa-
ter incl. Pets ok. 618 NW 14th Ave $900/mo
Avail Aug 1st 561-350-1552
@1/1 apt in duplex, Irg yard, W/D hk up. Pets
ok. 1/2 mo free. 608 NW 24th Ave $500/mo
3-30-10-2

*1 BR Home On A Hill*
13"x23" living room w/view, kitchen seats 6,
huge patio, no pets, near NW 14th Ave
& UF, utilities paid, quiet person $850
(352) 395-6250 or 332-1429 4-2-10-13-2

Walk to UF. Openings in April Aug.
* 2BR/2.5BA $850 2BR/1 BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gvl132601@gmail.com
4-21-10-26-2


Available Immediately! Small 1/1
Efficiency apt. W/D avail, new paint & carpet.
10 min walk to UF. Perfect for international/
graduate students! $500/mo + utils. 284-0979
4-21-10-26-2

The English House, Available now, 5 blks
from UF, Ig rooms for rent, ind leases, utili-
ties included, call today for more info and to
reserve yours for fall.
call 352-226-4111 3-23-10-5-2

Pretty House on a private 2-acre cul-de-sac
plot. 3 Bedroom/3 Full Bathrooms+Office
Room+Huge Screen Room. 2400 sq.ft.
15 mins. drive from UF. Near 43rd St/441.
Availability May 15th. $1500. 352-226-7658
3-19-10-3-2

**4/2 3962 W University Ave.**close to cam-
pus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place,
screened porch, avail. Aug,1 $1450, 333-
9874 4-6-10-15-2

2BR/2BA New,Big,condo,near UF/Shands.
Small quiet complex. $1200/mo+deposit.
Avail June/July. Balcony,free parking,
dishwasher, deluxe appliances,laundry IN
UNIT. Pets considered-fee. Over 1400 sq ft.
352-213-2366,sshunkwi@gmail.com 3-30-
10-10-2


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TO PLACE


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

Luxury 1 Bedroom Single for Sublease.
Female only Building. Furnished, all-inclu-
sive (utilities, cable, & ethernet). Private bath
and Kitchenette. $550.00/mo available May
1st thru August 305 776-3632 3-23-10-5-3

Amazing 1 bedroom in a 2/1.5 townhouse
w/ balcony in room. 5 blks to campus behind
chipotle. Sublease starting May 1st-July w/
option to renew. $450+ utl. call 772-418-4041
or email tsinger@ufl.edu 3-23-10-5-3

TRENDY URBAN STYLE LOFT
lbd/lba in 3bd/3.5ba LOFTS OASIS condo
for summer sublease. Rent $433/mo. Lease
may be extended for full yr if desired. Call
904-982-3206 or email brit1013@ufl.edu.
3-23-5-3


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


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Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $350/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.

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-
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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


Seeking roommates for 3 bed/ 2 ba quiet
condo at Creeks Edge. New flooring, recent
remodel,upstairs unit, washer/dryer, on bus-
line to campus, partial furnished. Available
Aug 1st. $395/mo. 727-463-0560 5-11-10-
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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


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

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
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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


MOTOR SCOOTER
w/silver trim. 150cc, 4-stroke, air-cooled.
Will do 50 mph, 1100 miles. $900.
Call 337-1784 3-23-10-5-11

2007 KAWASAKI NINJA 500
Garage-kept, never dropped. All mainte-
nance done. Very, very clean. 720 miles.
$3500. Call anytime 352-214-5191 4-13-
10-20-11


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 Plymouth Van $699
94 Chevy 1500 $999
92 Chrysler Cirrus $999
98 Pontiac Grand Am $999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

93 Ford F150 $1999
98 Ford Explorer $1999
96 Mits Galant $1999
96 Cadillac Deville $1999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

92 Nissan Stanza $1499
98 Pontiac Transport $1499
97 Plymouth Voyager $1999
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2999
99 Olds Alero $2999
99 Pontiac Grand Am $2999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

99 Chrysler Sebring $2500
01 Dodge Neon $2500
99 Saturn $2900
98 Dodge Ram $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

00 Ford Mustang, 40k, $5500 CASH
03 Chevy Venture, 143k, $6900 CASH
05 Jeep Liberty, 105k, $6999 CASH
05 Saturn Ion, 123k, $7999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

06 Ford Taurus, 40k, $8900 CASH
05 VW Jetta, 111k, $8999 CASH
05 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
05 Chevy Trailblazer, 135k, $9999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

00 Ford Ranger, 158k, $7999 CASH
06 Chrysler PT Criuser, 46k $9999 CASH
07 Chevy Cobalt, 24k $10,999 CASH
02 Volvo S60, 97k $8999 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.

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


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. 3-26-10-72-13

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. 3-26-
10-72-13


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


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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







16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


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

OOOATTENTION SMOKERS!OSO
OODo 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 3-29-
30-14

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.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


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No. 6 Gators even season series with No. 5 Seminoles


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF first baseman Preston Tucker watches his home run during the third inning of the Gators' 8-5 win
against FSU in McKethan Stadium on Tuesday. Tucker scored one run and had four RBIs.


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alligator org

FSU lived dangerously, and
Preston Tucker made the Semi-
noles regret it.
They dared Tucker to swing
Tuesday, and his four RBIs
helped No. 6 UF (13-3) beat No. 5
FSU 8-5 in front of a season-high
4,773 fans in McKethan Stadium.
Tucker pulled a fastball in
the third inning over the right-
center field fence for a solo home
run, his second-round tripper in
as many days. The sophomore
led the Gators in all three Triple
Crown categories in 2009, but
opponents have pitched around
him this season.
"He's a bit frustrated," coach
Kevin O'Sullivan said about
Tucker's lack of hittable pitches.
"The first 10, 12 games, he wasn't
getting pitched to a lot. But we
kept telling him, 'At some point,
they're going to have to pitch to
you.'"
The slugger followed his home
run with a shot that brought the
crowd out of its seats in the fourth
inning. With the bases loaded,


Tucker missed a grand slam by
inches when he pulled a pitch to
the fence for a sacrifice fly.
The sophomore again came to
the plate with the bases loaded
in the next frame, but FSU coach
Mike Martin decided not to test
Tucker a second time. Reliever
Tyler Everett didn't throw a pitch
near the strike zone and walked
the first baseman on four pitch-
es, gift-wrapping a run to the
Gators.
The scoreboard was active
early in the game,
as the two teams
combined for 11
runs in the first
Baseball four innings.
UF second
baseman Josh Adams broke out
of a slump when he hit a two-run
homer just inside the right-field
foul pole in the first.
The home run pulled UF
within one after FSU put three on
the scoreboard in the top of the
frame.
"Those two runs gave the team
a little boost," Adams said. "Hit-
ting's contagious, so everybody

SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 19


UF SOFTBALL

Florida hosts SEC foe Auburn


By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer

While the Southeastern Conference has been
a dominant force in football and basketball for
years, its softball teams have only started to earn
national recognition recently.
An overlooked conference has turned into one
of the sport's cornerstones, and No. 6 Florida will
continue its SEC schedule today against Auburn.
Between the Gators' inaugural season in 1997
and the 2004 campaign, the SEC had only three
seasons with more than three top-25-finishing
teams and never landed more than two teams in
the top-10.
In the five seasons since, it has notched at
least five top-25 teams or three top-10 teams four
times.
Last season might have been the conference's
strongest yet, as three of the final four teams
standing in the Women's College World Series
came from the SEC, including then-No. 1 Florida,
which fell to Washington in the finals.
Now the Gators (18-3, 2-1 SEC) are faced with
the challenge of trying to win their third-consec-


utive championship in a conference stacked with
powerhouses like No. 8 Alabama, No. 9 Georgia,
No. 14 LSU and No. 17 Tennessee.
The next step in this quest will begin at 4 p.m.,
when they host the Tigers (15-7, 2-1 SEC) in a
doubleheader at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.
Even though Auburn is one of the few SEC
teams not making an appearance in the top 25,
the Gators know they can't take them lightly.
"We just have to fight pitch-
by-pitch the whole game be-
cause every SEC team out there
is tough, and it's going to be
a battle," freshman Brittany
Schutte said.
As UF's opening SEC series
Schutte against Ole Miss last weekend
showed, nothing will come
easy against any conference opponent.
Despite earning a run-rule victory in the first
game, the Gators got all they could handle from
the Rebels in Game 2, falling 6-4 in extra innings.
"Just because you beat a team by 10 runs
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 19


Tucker immune to pressure


everybody wants to be The
Man. But not everybody can
handle being The Man.
With two outs and the bases
loaded against FSU in the fifth in-
ning, UF sophomore Preston Tucker
walked to the plate, took four pitch-
es and trotted down to first base, ex-
tending Florida's lead to 7-5.
Tucker is writing the book on
how to handle being The Man.
After a stellar freshman cam-
paign in which Tucker hit .364 with
15 home runs and a school-record 85
RBIs, the first baseman is no longer
the nation's best kept hitting secret.
Teams don't want to let the pow-
er-hitting lefty beat them, which
means Tucker gets little more than
table scraps at the plate every game.
The Seminoles knew Tucker was
hungry and not to be messed with,
so they made the diplomatic deci-


Kyle Maistri
Kyle Points
kmaistri@alligator org


sion to pay
the bully half
of their lunch
money to just
go away and
leave them
alone, rather
than chal-
lenging him
to a fight and
risk losing


their entire meal.
The impressive part of the whole
thing is with all the pressure on
Tucker to live up to expectations
and devour everything in sight, he's
more than happy to go hungry if his
teammates benefit as a result.
Instead of hacking at pitches out
of the zone in an effort to boost his
power numbers, the sophomore is
showing immense maturity by be-
SEE KYLE, PAGE 19


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Gators face unexpected test from rival Seminoles


Match was originally set for Feb. 24


By ANDREW OLSON
Alligator Writer

It's not the way UF coach Andy
Jackson wanted it to play out, but
today is a big match for the men's
tennis team.
The No. 7 Gators (12-2,4-0 South-
eastern Conference) are off to their
best start since 2005 in SEC play, but
that won't be a factor against out-of-
conference and in-state rival No. 20
FSU (10-3,3-0 Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence).
Jackson's approach is to schedule
non-conference opponents in Janu-
ary and February to have the team
focused on SEC play during March
and April. Originally, the match was
set for Feb. 24 but was rained out
and rescheduled for today at 4 p.m.


The FSU match will be Jackson's
first opportunity to win his 100th
contest at home during his tenure at
UF. Florida is undefeated at home
this season, including wins over
No. 11 Illinois and No. 28 Georgia
Tech, and the Gators are 9-1 against
the Seminoles under Jackson, with a
current three-game winning streak
in the series.
The players are still excited to
face their in-state rival.
"I was debating the other day,
'Who would I rather beat: an SEC
team or Florida State?'" freshman
Bob Van Overbeek said. "I couldn't
come up with an answer. SEC wins
are special, but this is Florida State."
Van Overbeek's impressive play
at the No. 4 position has been valu-
able in Florida's recent victories.


At that spot, the Boca Raton native
will likely match up against another
freshman, Connor Smith.
Smith and the rest of the Semi-
noles are coming off a heartbreak-
ing 4-3 loss to No. 38
Notre Dame on Sun-
day, and they'll face a
Florida team that has
Men's changed its look and
Tennis gained confidence
since Feb. 24.
One change has been made in
doubles, where senior Daniel Cash
has become Van Overbeek's part-
ner.
"I have a lot of confidence in
Daniel because he's a senior and a
high-level doubles player," Jackson
said.
Cash and Van Overbeek are 3-3


this spring after two close losses last
weekend.
Van Overbeek's other doubles
partner, freshman Billy Federhofer,
will likely return to the court soon.
"Billy is a special returned, and
he's a young player who needs to get
experience, so I need to get him in
matches," Jackson said. "It's a very
good situation for us. You could say
that it's a rotation between them that
we have going."
There does not appear to be any
rotation in the singles lineup coming
any time soon.
No. 6 junior Alexandre Lacroix
has won six-consecutive matches
at the No. 1 spot since the team re-
turned home from the ITA Team In-
door Tournament in Charlottesville,
Va. Five of those six wins have come
since the match against FSU was
postponed.


Lacroix will likely face No. 22
Jean-Yves Aubone. Aubone is com-
ing off an upset victory over No. 19
Casey Watt of Notre Dame.
Sophomore Nassim Slilam will
also have a streak on the line, as he
enters today's match with 12-straight
wins, mostly at the No. 6 spot.
When combined with the No.
5 court, lately played by freshman
Sekou Bangoura Jr., Florida is 26-2
at the bottom two spots.
Bangoura, a native Floridian,
said before the originally scheduled
match that while the team tries to
maintain the same focus for every
opponent, it's hard not to get more
"pumped" for FSU.
After Sunday's victory over Ala-
bama, he confirmed not much has
changed.
"We're still excited," Bangoura
said.


SEC takes aim at Pac-10


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UF left fielder Francesca Enea and the Gators have gone 53-2 in SEC play during the past two seasons.


Bullpen allows one hit in five innings


BASEBALL, from page 17


kind of followed after that."
Adams drove in another run when he
roped a single with the bases loaded in the
fourth inning. Since going 3 for 3 on open-
ing day, Feb. 19, the junior has hit just .263.
He said he has been impatient in the bat-
ter's box.
"It's baseball," he said. "You get anxious
at times."
The Seminoles entered Tuesday averag-
ing 10 runs per game and appeared to be on
track for another offensive outburst when
cleanup hitter Mike McGee belted a three-
run homer off freshman Hudson Randall in
the first.
Randall allowed two more runs in the
next frame.
But unlike the last meeting between the
two teams, when FSU chased starter An-


thony DeSclafani before he could even get
one out, the Gators' pitching staff settled
down.
The Seminoles were held scoreless and
managed only one hit in the last seven in-
nings against Randall and relievers Nick
Maronde and Kevin Chapman.
Maronde, who has been inconsistent this
season, allowed no hits in
three innings while strik-
ing out three.
The performance was
much better than his
outing Sunday against
Charleston Southern,
when he gave up two runs
Chapman in 1 1/3 innings.
"When a guy doesn't do as well as you'd
hoped, I truly want to get him out there as
quickly as I possibly can to get their feet wet
again," O'Sullivan said. "If they're good,
they're good."


SOFTBALL, from page 17

doesn't mean the next game in the
SEC that that's gonna happen,"
catcher Tiffany DeFelice said. "Ev-
ery team is going to give you a dog
fight."
Despite the strength of the con-
ference, UF has faired incredibly
well over the past two seasons, go-
ing a combined 53-2 en route to a
pair of SEC titles.
This, along with the fact that
Florida was the preseason pick to
win the SEC East and is now the
highest-ranked team in the confer-
ence, means every opponent will be
gunning for the Gators.
"People always come after us
hard just cause we're Florida and
we beat a lot of teams up in the
past," senior Francesca Enea said.
"They're going to come with every-
thing and you never know what's
going to happen so we have to be
our best every day.
"We can't just show up and win
we have to show our heart and our


KYLE, from page 17


ing selective and taking his walks.
Tucker's on-base percentage is a ro-
bust .493 after Tuesday's game against
FSU, up from .419 a year ago.
His slugging percentage is a "pal-
try" .550 compared to last year's .628,
but saving outs is more important
than hitting for an extra base or two,
not that I expect Tucker to be kept un-
der .600 for much longer.
The arrival of freshman Austin
Maddox has given the Gators another
run-producing slugger in the middle
of the lineup, which allows Tucker to
take what opponents give him.
Maddox leads the team in homers
and RBIs, thanks in part to Tucker.
Though his power numbers have
taken a hit, Tucker's ability to hit the


fight."
There was a time when college
softball was completely dominated
by the Pacific-10 Conference, which
is filled with perennial powers like
UCLA, Arizona, Stanford and de-
fending champion Washington.

"Every team is going to
give you a dog fight."
Tiffany DeFelice
UFjunior catcher

However, the SEC is quickly
gaining ground, and UF has shown
its mettle by going 3-2 against the
Pac-10 in games played on the West
Coast over the last three years.
"It definitely motivates us and
gives us credibility because the SEC
hasn't been known like the Pac-10
has been known in softball," junior
Kelsey Bruder said.
"But we're coming up with
teams like Georgia and Alabama
and when they come out and do
things against the West Coast, it re-
ally gives us a great name. "


ball for power certainly hasn't.
The only time he left the plate with-
out an RBI in his 2-for-3 performance
was a blistering line drive to center
field, and his sacrifice fly in the fourth
inning was a foot away from being a
grand slam when FSU right fielder
James Ramsey caught it at the wall.
The inning prior, Tucker showed
the packed crowd that he can still
do more than trot down to first base
when he blasted a solo home run over
the right-center field wall. He can trot
around all four bases if necessary.
On pg. 21 of Tucker's book on how
to be The Man it says: "In between tak-
ing walks for the betterment of your
team, make sure to launch a few of
your trade-mark light-tower homers."
After all, you can't be The Man
without getting the girls. And chicks
dig the long ball.






20, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010


Gators seek friendly confines to quell losing streak


* SLOPPY PLAY COST UF ITS
LAST TWO CONTESTS.

By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

There is no place like being home
on familiar territory after a disap-
pointing loss on the road for ath-
letes, and the Florida lacrosse team
will benefit from that Wednesday.
UF (3-3, 0-1 American Lacrosse
Conference) will host the Marist
Red Foxes (2-2) in the first match of
its three-game homestand and will
look to rebound from a two-game
losing streak.
However, playing in Gainesville
won't guarantee a turnaround for
the Gators, as their recent troubles
run deeper than location.
The team's poor defense and in-
consistent offense worry head coach
Amanda O'Leary heading into the
matchup against the Red Foxes.
In its last two games, a 13-11
loss at home to Georgetown and a
16-8 defeat at Johns Hopkins, UF
has been plagued by its inability to
maintain a high level of play, espe-
cially in the second half.
Florida allowed 29 goals and had
43 turnovers in those two games.
"Our team defense is still weak,"
O'Leary said. "I don't think we've
jelled as a team, defensively. We
have, right now, seven individu-
als that are playing defense versus
seven players that are playing as a
team."


O'Leary is concerned by the
team's poor help defense when a de-
fender is beaten by an opponent.


And she said UF will need to "fin-
ish" on offense to compete against
the remaining teams on its schedule


- and more immediately Marist.
"Unless we see improvement in
those two areas, we will just contin-


aolve.I n. neys/ Hlll1glr oal..
UF midfielder Caroline Chesterman is the Gators' third-leading goal-scorer with 11. She has been one of
the consistent performers in an ever-changing lineup as Florida searches for the best combination.


ue to plateau versus getting better,"
O'Leary said.
To improve, O'Leary and her
coaching staff have changed the
starting lineup each game to find the
best on-field pairings for UF.
Freshman midfielder Caroline
Chesterman hasn't had to worry
about the shuffling, as she has been a
staple in the lineup since the second
game of the season. She has scored
11 of the team's 77 goals so far.
She said the team knows it can
compete against talented teams, as it
did against Georgetown, but the key
is to maintain that confidence when
it takes on Marist.
"We do have the skill and the
athleticism to win," Chesterman
said. "We just have to play to our
abilities."
Fellow freshman midfielder Brit-
tany Dashiell has started every game
this season, and she has 12 of UF's
scores. Freshman attacker Ashley
Bruns leads the team with 14 goals
and 14 assists on the season, and she
too has started every game.
So when the Gators play at 6:30
p.m. against the Red Foxes, some of
the usual starters will be on the field,
but O'Leary will have to pick the
best 12-player group for the defen-
sive and offensive cohesiveness that
has eluded the Gators so far.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to find
people that click on the attack and
click in the midfield and click on the
defensive end, and then we'll be in
good shape," O'Leary said. "We're
working to get to that right now."


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