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VOLUME 103 ISSUE 145


9 Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


SG finance records reveal Accent spending


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

Although Gainesville has no
red carpet, Accent speakers still
get star treatment.
Accent sponsors celebrity
speech events on campus, ar-
ranges limos, catering, dinner
and other luxuries for its speak-
ing guests, who are each paid
thousands of dollars.
Accent is funded by Student
Government, whose budget
comes from Student Activity and
Service Fees, which come entirely
from students.
According to SG finance re-
cords, Accent spent $589.26 on a
dinner for Zach Braff and some
Accent members in March 2009.
In February, it spent $352.97
on a post-show reception for Hill
Harper, in addition to $436.60
for a dinner, according to the re-


cords.
Accent Chairman Jason Atter-
mann said it is not uncommon for
bureaus like Accent to provide
food and transportation for the
speakers.
Attermann said he thinks it is
important for the speakers to en-
joy their time at UF and not have
to worry themselves with the
little details.
"It shows that we
Special respect our speakers,
e port that we bring in and
that we respect what
they are doing," Attermann said.
Speaker and performer John
Legend was treated to a pre-
show dinner worth $769.17, in
which guests ate buffalo wings
and about $130 worth of spinach
dip, according to SG Finance re-
cords.
To promote the show, Accent
spent $119.15 on full-size card-


board cutouts of Legend.
Meghan McCain's show fea-
tured a pre-show dinner worth
$463.14, according to the records.
For the show reception, Ac-


cent ordered 50 fruit and cheese
platters for about $200, according
to SG Finance records.
Student Body Treasurer Mary-
am Laguna said dinners and limo


Max Weissler /Alligator Staff
transportation are part of the
speakers' contracts.
The speakers may not come if
their contracts requesting food
SEE ACCENT, PAGE 10


STUDENT GOVERNMENT


President reflects


on time in office


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

After a year focused on moving
forward, Jordan Johnson looked
back with pride on his term as
Student Body president Monday
afternoon.
His term ends May 1.
After his stint in office, Johnson
will walk out of his office in the Re-
itz Union with a number of accom-
plishments under his belt, includ-
ing the creation of the late-night
study center in the Hub, the ex-
pansion of SNAP services and the
renovation of the student printing
center in the Reitz Union.
Johnson, a member of the Unite
Party and former Senate president,
said his accomplishments as UF's
chief executive officer stem from
his administration's ability to iden-


tify needs on campus and take that
information to the administration.
In the case of the study center,
Johnson said his administration
recognized that students needed a
safe place to study on campus late
at night before their projects are
due.
He said he
made the plans
to make the
change and took
them to the ad-
ministration.
"We didn't
Johnson just tell them we
wanted this,"
Johnson said. "We showed them
why we wanted this."
Even after accomplishing about
23 of the goals on the Unite Party
platform since taking office last

SEE JOHNSON, PAGE 10


UF's Austin
Maddox is on pace
to break most of
Preston Tucker's
freshman records
he set last year. The
Gators will count
on both of them
when they face USF
tonight in Tampa.
See Story, Page 22.


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DATE SPEAKER SPONSORS AMOUNT SPEAKER WAS FOOD COSTS TRANSPORTATION COSTS
PAID
01'27.10 MEcIAN M'CCIN ACCENT AND THE BOB $10,000.00 RECEPTION FOR LIMO: $950.40
GRAHAM CENTER FOR SHOW:$388.27
PUBLIC SERVICE. PRE-SHOW DINNER
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HISTORY MONTH AND DOWNTOWN: $436.60
THE BLACK GRADUATE
STUDENT POST-SHOW
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HISTORY MONTH, DELIVERY FROM THE
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PRODUCTIONS $769.17
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Stick it to
the Mann
Reid McCullough,
22, chants through
a megaphone while
marching toward
the State Attorney's
Office on Tuesday
afternoon during a
protest in response
the shooting
Kofi Adu-Brempong,
UF graduate student.
About 70 people
attended the
march to deliver
a list of demands
to state attorney
spokesman Spencer
Mann. See Story,
Page 13.


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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010


Author to write biograohv on Tebow


By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Writer

Ellis Ambum has spent his career
working with celebrities: He published
Jack Kerouac, ghost wrote for Priscilla
Presley and authored a biography on
Jack Nicholson.
Now the 74-year-old is adding a local
celebrity to his A-List career.
Ambum is writing a biography on
former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow.
He hasn't written anything in six years,
but he was inspired to write about
Tebow because of the football star's spir-
itual commitment.
"At the Gator games, I started seeing
God's will in action," he said.
Ambum wasn't spiritual until 2002,
when he was diagnosed with third-stage
cancer in his neck and head.
He received radiation therapy at
Shands at UF, and dedicated his last bi-
ography, "Jack: The Great Seducer," to
Dr. William M. Mendenhall, whom he
credits with saving his life.
But with his health back, Ambumrn
wasn't sure if he still
Local wanted to write.
News "I didn't know if I'd
ever write again," he said.
"I didn't need to do anything but get to
know Ellis in Act 3 of my life."
Ambum had been writing since he
worked for his college paper at Texas
Christian University. In 1954, at age
20, he moved to New York to work for
Newsweek.
Six years later, he entered the pub-
lishing industry, where after scoring a
bestseller, he worked with famous beat
author Jack Kerouac.
"I was a young editor on my way up,
and he was a great author on his way
down," Ambum said.
He encouraged Kerouac to write a
book about murder, war and football,
and when "Vanity of Duluoz" was pub-
lished, the author dedicated it to him.
But since recovering from cancer,
Ambum has come to appreciate his
newfound spirituality.




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religion; instead, he believes he can best from students who have stories about
connect to his creator by helping others. Tebow.
He volunteers and is a mentor to UF Those who shared a class or were
and Santa Fe College students. friends with Tebow while he attended
As he writes about Tebow, Ambum UF are encouraged to e-mail Ambum at
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The absolute mandatory minimum costs for a first time DUI conviction:
$250.00 : Fine
$385.00 : Court Surcharges
$610.00: 1 Year Supervised Probation
$215.00: DUI School
$500.00 : Bail
$225.00 : License Reinstatement
$150.00 : Towing Charges
$100.00 : Vehicle Impound
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Other consequences:
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license suspended for 6 months
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celebrate earth

* THURSDAY IS EARTH DAY'S 40TH
ANNIVERSARY.

By OLGA VELEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville and the rest of the world will cel-
ebrate Mother Earth Thursday for Earth Day's
40th anniversary by gathering their shovels and
gloves and getting down to business.
About 50 to 100 Alachua County employees
will clean Sweetwater Branch Creek, where part
of the city's drinking water comes from, Thurs-
day.
"For the city of Gainesville, every day
is Earth Day."
Bob Woods
City of Gainesville spokesman

Meanwhile, Gainesville will partner with
Florida Organic Growers, an organization that
provides vegetable gardens to about 200 sites
in the county for residents with low incomes, to
grow a gift garden at the Thelma Boltin Senior
Activity Center, a downtown city facility that
serves low-income retirees.
"The food grown in the garden will add to
the meals they are already getting, so they can
have fresher and more nutritious food available
to them," said Christine Hale, Florida Organic
Growers' education and outreach program di-
rector.
Bob Woods, city of Gainesville spokesman,
stressed the importance of celebrating Mother
Earth not just on Earth Day.
"Earth Day is one day out of the year to call
awareness to sustainability," Woods said. "For
the city of Gainesville, every day is Earth Day."





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Gainesville's next mayor part of nationwide trend


Gainesville was named the 11th gayest city this year


By STEFANIA FERRO
Alligator Contributing Writer

In one month, Craig Lowe will join the
ranks of about 24 other mayors who are
bringing diversity to city halls across the
country.
According to the Gay & Lesbian Leader-
ship Institute, an organization that supports
gay political candidates, at least 24 openly
gay and lesbian mayors currently hold office
in the U.S.
Lowe, Gainesville's mayor-elect who is


openly gay, encountered opposition during
his campaign through fliers and protests.
Michael Cole, a spokesman for the Hu-
man Rights Campaign, saw the attacks
against Lowe during the election season, but
said he thinks his victory demonstrates that a
majority of Gainesville residents did not see
Lowe's sexuality as a disqualifying factor.
"[It] shows that voters care about whether
or not someone can do the job and [are] less
concerned with the sexual orientation of a
candidate," Cole said.
Other gay mayors, like Ron Holland of


Dillon, Colo., are celebrating victories. Hol-
land was sworn into office Tuesday.
Holland, who was the president of the
Dillon Business Association, said he was
elected because voters looked at his creden-
tials rather than his sexuality.
Local "I think it's important we
News step out as leaders and educa-
tors," he said. "Our sexual ori-
entation doesn't matter."
The Advocate magazine named
Gainesville the 11th gayest city in America
in January, using a system that took into ac-


count the number of same-sex couple house-
holds per capital and gay elected officials,
among other factors.
However, Lowe said this recognition did
not help him win the election.
In his upcoming term, Lowe said he wants
to address several issues, including econom-
ic development, environmental protection
and civil equality.
To Lowe, a candidate's sexuality is not as
important as it used to be.
"The issue is one of fairness," he said.
"I'm grateful to the people of Gainesville that
I'll represent their issues and work to the best
of my ability to ensure issues are presented
fairly."


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Editorial
It's finally here.
We've managed our way through another eight months
of coffee-crazed exam crams, beer-ponging weeknight
tournaments, Turlington-flier frenzy, bowl-winning whirl-
wind of a year in our tiny swamp-turned-oasis in the heart
of camo country.
So before all you five-star students get down to study-
ing for your last batch of exams for the year, or possibly
ever, let us present you with a where-the-hell-have-we-
been-while-this-year-flew-by-besides-drunkenly-falling-
off-our-chairs-at-Mother's-after-downing-buckets-of-
beers-on-a-Wednesday-night edition of ...



Darts & Laurels

And at UF, eight months is enough time to redefine and
recreate the meaning of crazy so much that we've complete-
ly forgotten what happened during our first semester this
year.
So, for that, we'd like to send a we-know-there-must-have-
been-an-important-football-game-in-there-somewhere-but-
too-much-crazy-has-happened-this-semester-to-remember
LAUREL. to the months of September through January.
But as much as it pains us to search our brains through
the wreckage that is finals week, we do remember a certain
"Love Story" at MTV's VMAs way back in September.
Seven months ago, our favorite "Heartless" star we love
to hate, Kanye West, stole the stage from teeny, tiny, just-
kidding-she's-actually-a-giant Taylor Swift.
For not minding your manners, and finally breaking
down about the lack of them on Oprah, we're throwing a
huge, I'm-sorry-Kanye-but-this-was-some-of-the-craziest-
nutjob-news-of-all-time DART to Kanye West.
And while we're discussing crazy, nutjob news, we hope
you all have read the adorable profile of our beloved com-
mander in chief on our final front page of the semester.
No, even that "Million Dollar Baby" smile and those
even-Samson-would-be-jealous blond locks of love could
save our leader from making the news this semester.
During a drunken debauchery-decorated evening, the
University Police Department cited Student Government
President Jordan Johnson with disorderly conduct.
It happens. We all get a little loud when we're plastered.
But this isn't going where you think it is.
We're throwing a thank-God-someone-can-put-SNAP-
in-its-place-and-threaten-it-with-cutting-its-expletive-fund-
ing LAUREL around that adorable face of our beloved J.J.
Because who really needs that whole free-rides-for-stu-
dents-on-campus-who-fear-getting-raped program any-
way?
As Earth Day approaches Thursday, we wonder why so
many people want to celebrate Mother Nature the same
woman who ravaged the world this year.
Let's talk about this broad for a second, and keep in mind
it's only April.
She ravaged tiny Haiti, sent tremors across Chile soon
after (Haiti totally stole Chile's thunder), flooded the North-
east, froze all our strawberries and sent all kinds of ash and
smoke all across Europe from that Icelandic volcano no one
can spell (we didn't even care to try).
For that, we'd like to throw one big stop-freaking-out-
on-all-of-us-because-this-must-be-a-sign-Fred-Phelps-was-
right-and-God-is-really-punishing-us-for-all-these-gays-all-
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'm sure all of you are over those sappy, sentimental
goodbye columns. However, you'll have to suffer
through one more because I'm the editor and have
control over the paper. Therefore, I can do what I want.
When I found out that I was going to be editor in chief,
everyone said, "Wow, that'll look great on your resume."
Let me tell you something, I didn't take this job for a re-
sume builder. There are much easier and less stressful
things I could have done.
I took on this 40-hour workweek because I love the
Alligator and I love serving you, the Student Body. There
is something so cool about walking across campus and
seeing a student grab a paper from an Alligator bin. I'm
proud of the product we put out each day, but I'm even
more proud of the people I work with.
When you work for the Alligator, you forgo good
grades and a social life in order to give the Student Body
the news everyday. A lot of the time, you criticize it and
you disregard it I was on campus the other day and
two girls had just found out University Police shot a
graduate student. But luckily, there are tons of you who
actually appreciate it.
For all of our critics, I'd like to remind you that stu-
dents run this paper, so mistakes are going to be made.
The important thing is we learn from them and we
have. I've learned more about journalism in this mold-
infested building than I did in Weimer Hall (sorry to all
my professors I may have just offended).
I've learned to make tough decisions, like if we should
run something that could potentially offend our readers
(Haiti sexToons), to keep digging for the truth no matter
what and how to work with and respect a diverse group
of people with whom I may not always see eye-to-eye.
The people I work with aren't just my co-workers,
they're my family. We eat dinner together, take class-
es together and when we just can't get enough of each


other, we play Taboo or go out and
sing karaoke on the weekends. We
know most, if not all, of the person-
al details in each others lives.
When one of us succeeds (like
getting an internship with The New
Chelsea Keenan York Times or People magazine),
we cheer. When one of us has rela-
Editorial Notebook tionship problems, we offer advice.
lettersalgatororg And when one of us is struggling
with family problems or a broken
heart, we comfort one another.
These are the people whom I will miss the most when
looking back on my college experience.
I want to say a few thanks to the people who made me
the journalist I am today, and then I'll end your misery.
Professor Mike Foley: Most probably know him as the
guy who interviewed Andy Samberg, but I see him as a
mentor. You helped me through tough times and always
gave me excellent advice. You're always on the Alliga-
tor's side and I can not thank you enough for that.
My favorite editor, Lauren Baker: Your annoying at-
tention to detail and constant berating of my work taught
me to be a better writer. You taught me how to be a tough,
fair editor and how to always get the story.
Student Government senators: Your ability to make
a two-hour meeting last five hours taught me to work
under pressure and on deadline. And your whining and
arguing taught me to sift through the crap and pick out
those small kernels of truth that actually matter.
My boyfriend and roommates: You all never got to see
me but always supported me. You all listened to me com-
plain about things you didn't care about and you even
offered advice. You all encouraged me every step of the
way.
Chelsea Keenan is a journalism senior and editor in chief
of the Alligator.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Tiger Woods deserves media attention
Caroline Hitiman recently wrote a letter to
the Editorial Board complaining about all the
attention Tiger Woods receives from the me-
dia. Woods receives attention from media sim-
ply because he is the most interesting athlete
in sports. Like Hitiman said, the media ratings
from the Masters went up 36 percent from
last year just because Woods was in the field.
I understand other golfers were performing
better, but when Woods heads into the final
round at the Masters only four strokes behind
the leader, it's definitely something to watch.
The most interesting thing to watch aside
from Woods pulling crazy shots to win is to


see Woods lose. Even when he is in last place,
it is entertaining to see how he handles failure.
Whether it is slamming clubs or holding up a
trophy, Tiger deserves airtime.
Patrick Mullen
Alligator reader



PETA employee thankful for editorial
Thank you, Editorial Board, for echoing the
call for compassion on factory farms. For years,
animal protection organizations have shown
the inherent cruelty in cutting the beaks off
egg-laying hens and confining them to spaces


so small they can't even spread a single wing.
Battery cages will be illegal in the European
Union starting in 2012, and the U.S. would do
well to follow that example. However, sadly,
this is not the only area where McDonald's
is falling behind the times on animal welfare
standards.
The company has also repeatedly refused
to demand that suppliers use a more humane
method of slaughter known as controlled-
atmosphere killing, or CAK, which is increas-
ingly prevalent in Europe.
McDonald's, as one of the largest sellers
of chicken meat, has the responsibility and
the ability to demand that suppliers switch to


CAK.
Chickens raised for meat have their throats
cut while they are still conscious. Birds who
miss the mechanical blade or are otherwise
not killed by it are then scalded to death in
defeathering tanks. This occurs because there
are no federal laws regarding the treatment of
chickens or the way that they are killed.
The cruelty inherent in such practices is ob-
vious to anyone who doesn't have $1.2 billion
in quarterly profits to confuse them. For more
information about McDonald's cruelty to ani-
mals, visit McCruelty.com.
Drew Winter
peta2 college campaigns assistant


Column

America's crazies becoming more visible,


I don't want to scare anyone, but there are crazies walking
among us. Even worse, over the past year and a half, they
ave become more and more visible, showing up at rallies
across the nation to protest the government, and just about
anything in between that procreates.
One sect of the crazies, the Westboro Baptist Church of To-
peka, Kansas, showed up in Gainesville this past weekend to
protest homosexuals, Jews, Catholics, Methodists, Catholics
again and President Obama.
Watching them picketing the Hillel, I observed signs declar-
ing, "God Hates Your Children," "Your Rabbi is a Whore,"
"Antichrist Obama" and "Fags are the beast."
Looks like the congregants also hate decency.
But these people are batshit crazy. You simply can't com-
municate with them. The views they hold and the views of
mainstream America pass each other like ships in the night.
But ill-guided religious fanaticism is just a small part of the cra-
zies rising in this country. The Tea Party movement is another
part. Yes, the principles of the movement and the vast majority


e of the movement's followers and lead-
ers are not crazy. On the contrary, they
are mostly wealthy and educated, as one
New York Times/CBS poll revealed last




one that still deserves to be heard.
Unfortunately, more and more the vitriol in the movement's
outer fringe is getting out of hand. In March, right as health care
reform was entering the final legislative home stretch, tea par-
tiers in Washington, D.C., began hurling racial epithets at two
black congressmen, and howled sexual slurs at Barney Frank,
the openly gay congressman from Massachusetts. In another
case, a man protesting health care reform at a tea party rally
verbally accosted a man who told the gatherers he had Par-
kinson's disease. Chris Reichert, the uptight scolder, has since


protesting everything
apologized for his actions, telling the Columbus Dispatch that
he "snapped." And just this past Monday, armed gun rights ac-
tivists in northern Virginia and unarmed activists in Washing-
ton, D.C., protested the government's supposed infringement
of the Second Amendment. Never mind that the White House
hasn't signaled any desire to curb gun rights since Obama took
office. Fittingly, the rally was held on the 15th anniversary of
the Oklahoma City bombing, a catastrophic event in American
history caused by delusional anti-government fanatics.
So it seems that this is the year of delusional voter anger.
And while it may be easy to dismiss the "patriots" who want
to take back the country from some great conspiratorial force
as only former high school misfits who have suddenly been
handed a megaphone and a flag from Walmart, we would all
do good to remember that in a climate of rage no matter
how delusional it only takes one nut from the fringe of these
movements to ruin a nice day.
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The Magnolia Plantation, a bed and breakfast inn on Southeast Seventh Street, is
owned and operated by Cindy and Joe Montalto.


Inn celebrates 125 years


By RACHAEL PINO
Alligator Staff Writer

Cindy Montalto, 55, sits on a bar stool at a
counter covered with papers while Lacy, her col-
lie, snoozes on the floor, not stressing as much as
her owner. Cindy's reading glasses, tangled in
her short blonde hair, should be on her face to
crunch numbers, but they remain atop her head.
She doesn't want to look. Today is bill-paying
day. This month's utilities cost $3,500.
"And that's with going around turning off all
the circuit breakers," Cindy said.
Tranquil music and constant interruption
alternate as more people bustle in and out of a
kitchen that's struggling to be an office.
"The music keeps my blood pressure down,"
said Cindy, who's been the innkeeper of The
Magnolia Plantation, a bed and breakfast in
downtown Gainesville, for the past 20 years. The
house will celebrate its 125th birthday in May.
The door opens yet again, letting in an attack
of cool air.
"It's a 5,400-square-foot home, and all I get is
a space heater," said Joe, Cindy's business part-
ner and husband of almost 33 years. The couple
lives on the inn's third floor, which also functions
as Joe's office for his engineering company.
Keeping the heat down and the lights off is
one of Cindy's tricks to keep the inn running
smoothly. Joe's cousin, Pat McCants, lives next
door in Camellia Rose, one of several other bed
and breakfast homes filling the historic district.
She said the couple has been running the inn for
so long that they make it look effortless.
"Nothing seems to ruffle their feathers," Mc-
Cants said. "They're so nonchalant about every-
thing."
Cindy is even nonchalant about the utilities
bill, which pays to power the main mansion and
nine surrounding cottages at the plantation.
Even with 20 years of experience, the Montal-
tos need to hire help to keep things flowing and
to keep themselves sane. Blair Mullins, the inn's
manager for about three years, prepares break-
fast every morning that lives up to the expecta-
tions of a bed and breakfast.
"We switch it up because, one, the guests get
bored, and two, we get bored," Mullins said,
leaning over a griddle of apple fritter French
toast and country ham. Southwest quiche is in
the oven. But Mullins isn't the main entertainer.


"The guests want to see the innkeeper, not the
manager," Mullins said. "If you're an introvert,
you're not gonna be an innkeeper. Don't try it."
Introverts, the Montaltos are not. However,
things haven't always run smoothly for the pair.
Cindy, a former real-estate paralegal, and Joe, a
civil engineer, didn't always dream of opening
an inn. The idea formed Maine in 1984.
The couple began thinking of cities in Florida
that would be more welcoming to a bed and
breakfast than Orlando, where they owned their
first home. While Vero Beach was Joe's home-
town and the site of the Montalto's wedding on
March 19, 1977, Gainesville had more history to
them. Joe, a graduate from UF, and Cindy, who
was in the process of converting to Catholicism
during their first wedding, remarried seven
months later at Gainesville's St. Augustine
Church. Gainesville just felt right, Cindy said.
In April 1990, the couple sought out Thad
Crowe, Gainesville's historic district representa-
tive, to assist them in finding a home.
"As we drove up, Joe thought it was perfect
and beautiful," Cindy said. "I thought, 'Oh my
God, I can't live in that thing,'" recalling her hor-
ror of seeing a dilapidated
ArO und couch on the home's second-
Gainesville floor porch.
After deciding to buy the
house, the Montaltos took out a loan from the
city, which came with a 120-day time limit to fin-
ish the house's restorations.
The Magnolia Plantation opened May 3,1991,
just in time for UF's graduation rush. Now, two
decades later, Cindy doesn't have as many melt-
downs as in the beginning.
"There's more happy than, 'Why am I doing
this?'" she said.
She recalled an anonymous letter placed in-
side the plantation's mailbox that reassured her
that this was her dream. Inside was a $500 gift
card with a note saying, "From a grateful guest
for a life-changing experience."
"It was what I needed to keep at it," she
said.
Since opening weekend, Cindy's enthusiasm
to make each guest's visit perfect hasn't waned,
and her number of guests has grown. She must
be doing something right, as they keep coming
back for more.
"I get so much repeat business, it's ridicu-
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Timeline of the Student Shooting and its Aftermath


March 1
A University Police officer, UF Crisis
Response Team counselor Laura
Templeton and geography department
chairman Peter Waylen visit Kofi Adu-
Brempong, a 35-year-old Ghanan
graduate student, at his apartment
in Corry Village. Adu-Brempong had
been acting delusional and sent out
threatening e-mails to colleagues.





March 16
About 300 students, faculty and
Gainesville residents hold a protest and
demand that all charges against Adu-
Brempong be dropped and officer Smith
be suspended without pay.






April 6
Protesters hold a second rally and march
to the university police station. Lt. Robert
Wagner passes out complaint slips so
that the protesters can express their
concerns.



Information compiled by Minch Minchin and Joey Flechas


March 2
UPD sends officers to Corry Village after
they received a call that Adu-Bremong
was screaming in his apartment. After a
nearly 3-hour standoff, five UPD officers
break down the door to the apartment.
Fifty-two seconds after entering the
apartment, Officer Keith Smith shoots
Adu-Brempong. According to the police
report, Adu-Brempong was approaching
the officers with a metal rod.




March 12
Ten days after the incident, UF President
Bernie Machen releases a statement
to all UF faculty, staff and students,
explaining the events of March 2. He
also announced that an independent
safety review consultant firm, Margolis,
Healy & Associates, would aid the
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
in overseeing an investigation of the
incident.





April 8
President Bernie Machen meets with
protesters to discuss demands.


March 4
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office
reports that Adu-Brempong is in critical
condition after being shot in the face. He
is being treated at Shands at UF and is
under the custody of the Alachua County
Department of the Jail.







March 24
Patricia Telles-lIrvin, the UF vice president
for student affairs, meets with protesters
to discuss demands.







April 15
The FDLE completes its investigation and
sends it to Florida State Attorney Bill
Cervone for review. The public is not
permitted to see the report until the state
attorney's office has determined what
legal actions will be taken.


March 5
Adu-Brempong's charges are changed
to one count of aggravated assault
and one count of resisting arrest with
violence. He remains under the guard to
two sheriff's deputies at Shands.





March 30
Adu-Brempong gives his first interview to
Nathan Crabbe of the Gainesville Sun.
"They didn't have any business coming
into my home," he said. I wasn't doing
anything to anybody." Adu-Brempong's
family posts the $10,000 bail to keep
Adu-Brempong from being transferred
k to jail.


April 20
Jose Soto, member of the protest
group called Justice for Kofi, posts a
1 0-minute video on YouTube showing
the scene outside Adu-Brempong's
apartment at the time of the shooting.
The video, which captures the moments
leading up the shooting, was filmed by
a neighbor. Adu-Brempong is no longer
listed as a patient at Shands at UF.


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10, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010


Johnson steps down on May 1


JOHNSON, from page 1

May, Johnson said there is always more
work to be done.
"One thing that can always be im-
proved in Student Government is commu-
nication," Johnson said.
Johnson said one of his greatest efforts
while he was in office was to work with
members of his staff to shrink the informa-
tion gap between students and SG.
He said he worked more closely with
the press and created a Twitter account
and a Facebook fan page in order to keep
students informed about what is happen-
ing on the third floor of the Reitz Union.
"I think until you reach the point where
you're communicating with every single
student on campus, there's more work to
be done," Johnson said.
Even though students voted against
expanding the Reitz Union in the last elec-
tion, Johnson said he knows something has
to be done about the building in the near
future and hopes students will see that the
expansion is necessary to accommodate
the growing Student Body.
"I think we were able to start a discus-


sion about a major issue on campus," John-
son said.
Despite the progress he's made as a stu-
dent politician, Johnson said he does not
plan to go into politics any time soon.
"It's not in my immediate future, that's
for sure," Johnson said.
He will begin working in corporate fi-
nance at General Electric in July.
When asked about the incident with
SNAP and the University Police Depart-
ment, Johnson did not comment.
Student Body President-elect Ashton
Charles said she hopes to continue John-
son's tradition of setting
Student and achieving tangible
Government goals that have a posi-
tive impact on campus.
She said Johnson has been a helpful
mentor to her as she prepares to take office
and has given her a lot of advice.
"I truly love UF, and he knows that, and
he has the same fervor for our university,"
Charles said.
As Johnson steps down, he offered
some advice to Charles, who will take of-
fice on May 1.
"Go with your heart, because that's
what I did," Johnson said.


It spent $1,080 on limos for the

Great Religion Debate speakers


ACCENT, from page 1

and transportation are not fulfilled,
Laguna said.
Accent's approximately $500,000
budget is also used to co-sponsor
speaking events with other student
organizations, Laguna said.
Accent co-sponsored the Great Re-
ligion Debate with the Graham Center
for Public Service.
The debate was between Christo-
pher Hitchens, an atheist, and Dinesh
D'Souza, an author of books about
Christianity.
Accent spent $1,080 on limos for
the speakers, according to SG Finance
records.
Attermann said Accent likes to act
as a gracious host, which reflects well
on the UF community.


Dinners with the speaker can oc-
casionally be arranged, but members
of Accent do not get to spend a lot of
one-on-one time with the speakers,
Attermann said.
The speakers require their privacy
and security, he said.
According to At-
termann, Accent
does not pay for any
alcoholic beverages
that are ordered at
these dinners.
Attermann Attermann said
the members of the
group like spending time with the
various speakers, whether they are at
UF to entertain or to pose some seri-
ous questions.
"We enjoy their insight," Atter-
mann said. "We enjoy their intellect
and experience and their wisdom."


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Since 1921, the University of Florida Hall of Fame has recognized seniors,
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 11


SPECIAL REPORT

6 Gainesville residents seek $500M from Koppers


BY LYN KRAMER
Alligator Contributing Writer

As the 40th anniversary of Earth
Day approaches, attention turns
to a long-standing environmental
problem in the community.
The Cabot-Koppers Superfund
site, located on Northwest 23rd
Avenue, is the most polluted toxic
waste site in the county. Despite
statewide efforts to clean up the
site, there's still dirty work to be
done.
Residents of a neighborhood
on the edge of the polluted Florida
Superfund site sued the property
owners Tuesday, seeking at least
$500 million to decontaminate their
homes and monitor their health.
In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in
federal court in Gainesville, more
than a half-dozen plaintiffs claim
toxins from the site have contami-
nated their homes within a two-
mile radius of the property. They
are suing two Pittsburgh, Pa.-based
companies Koppers Inc. and
Beazer East Inc. along with Bos-
ton-based Cabot Corp.
They are seeking class-action
status for up to 25,000 people.
The lawsuit claims the chemi-
cals are creating an "elevated risk
of contracting serious latent dis-
eases, disorders and harm to the
physical health and well-being" of


the residents. In addition, the com-
plaint claims the contamination has
caused home values to plummet.
The suit seeks damages to pay
for decontaminating homes and
to fund a program to monitor the
health of every resident in the com-
ing years.
"There's a lot more cleanup to be
done than has already been done,"
said Chris Bird, the Alachua County
environmental director. "It's prob-
ably going to be decades before it's
completely cleaned up."
With the help of the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protec-
tion and the United States Environ-
mental Protection Agency Region
4, the 90-acre site has been under
investigation since 1983, Bird said.
"It's a complicated site," said
Kelsey Helton, the project manager
for the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection. "But we are
optimistic and anxious about find-
ing a remedy."
In May, a final feasibility study
report will be submitted to the En-
vironmental Protection Agency to
establish a solution for the Koppers
site, Helton said.
Upon choosing a remedy for the
site, the report is reviewed by the
EPA and feedback from the public
as well as the local and state gov-
ernment is considered.
Site investigators have recently


focused on the elevated levels of
dioxin, a chlorinated compound, in
the residential sites, Bird said.
Dioxin is highly toxic and has
very low concentration. The com-
pound is believed to have gotten on
the site through wind-blown dust,
he said.
Bird said he hopes this particu-
lar project will be completed in the
next year.
Other areas of concentration
include water and soil contamina-
tion.
"It's a complicated site,
but we are optimistic and
anxious about finding a
remedy."
Kelsey Helton
project manager for the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection

Water contamination is con-
trolled by installing pumping wells
and filtering the water, Bird said.
Chemicals are also injected into the
water to destroy contamination.
"It's almost like chemotherapy,"
he said.
Soil contamination is removed
by scraping up the soil and replac-
ing the area with new soil.
Gainesville spokesman Bob


Woods said the city has spent $2
million so far to study the extent of
water contamination to the region's
underground aquifer.
"There are real concerns about
contamination of our water sup-
plies," Woods said.
Residents living in surrounding
residential areas have been actively
involved in the cleanup.
"We feel we've gotten a death
sentence," said Maria Parsons, a
resident of a neighborhood near the
site. "We're living with contaminat-
ed water, soil and air."
A walk through the neighbor-
hood, she said, is a walk through
decay and sickness.
"There's not enough outrage,"
Parsons said. "That's the problem."
Sandra Kennedy, 46, who lives
about a block from the site with her
husband and 10-year-old daugh-
ter, said her family moved in about
eight years ago but always thought
they were relatively safe inside
their home.
"We always thought the worst of
it was outside," Kennedy said, add-
ing that dust in her home recently
tested at more than 1,000 times
higher for toxins than deemed safe.
Monica Cooper, a former mayor
candidate, lives within a two-mile
radius of the Koppers site.
"I am just hoping for a com-
prehensive cleanup," Cooper said.


"And I will remain vigilant until
the cleaning process is completely
finished."
She is involved with the resi-
dents of the nearby Stephen Foster
neighborhood, who are vocally and
actively involved in the progress of
the site.
"I hope officials remain
strong and do what's best for the
Gainesville community," she said.
The newly elected mayor, Craig
Lowe, said although he is pleased
with the city's cleanup efforts so
far, the job is not over.
"As mayor, I will advocate to the
Environmental Protection Agency
and continue citizen support to
ensure the greatest outcome of the
Koppers cleanup," Lowe said.
Bird said after the site is com-
pletely cleaned up, it is possible it
can be redeveloped and reused.
"The site has a lot of potential,"
he said. "The future could look re-
ally bright for that."
The schedule and status of the
Cabot-Koppers Superfund site
will be discussed at a joint City of
Gainesville Alachua County
Commission quarterly meeting.
The meeting, which will be
held at the County Administration
Building, 12 SE First St., will begin
at 1 p.m. on April 29.
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Mayor reflects on


her years in office


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

On May 20, Pegeen Hanrahan
will officially carry out her final act
as Gainesville's mayor when she
hands the city keys to Craig Lowe.
For Hanrahan, who has served
as Gainesville's mayor for the past
six years, it won't be her first time
saying goodbye to an administra-
tive post she served on the City
Commission from 1996 to 2002. But
it may be the hardest time.
"I've walked the walk before, "
she said, referring to her previous
goodbye. "But there are things you
are going to miss things you'll be
nostalgic about."
Looking back on her tenure
Tuesday, Hanrahan pointed to high
points during her time in office.
Her proudest accomplishment,
she said, was the development of
Gainesville's local parks.
Hanrahan also noted efforts in
regard to environmental causes and
equal-opportunity initiatives.
"People want to move here be-
cause we've protected and defended
the quality of life," she said.
Although she is pleased with the


progress she made as mayor, Han-
rahan said there are some things she
wishes she could have improved,
notably the city's relationship with
the police union.
Hanrahan said the city has put
forth an outstanding effort in its lim-
ited role in terms of the Cabot-Kop-
pers Superfund site cleanup issue,
which has drawn criticism during
her time in office.
She said it disappoints her how
some residents fault the city for not
doing enough when there is only so
much it can do in a federal matter.
"What the city of Gainesville has
done to clean up the Superfund site
is extraordinary," she said.
Hanrahan believes that the city
will be in good hands when Mayor-
elect Craig Lowe takes office.
"He's going to be an outstand-
ing mayor," she said. "I have no
doubt."
Although she believes he will
have to improve on some aspects of
being mayor of a city, such as engag-
ing residents, Hanrahan called him
one of the best politicians in dealing
with the internal workings of city
government and applauded his ef-
forts during his recent campaign.


Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan speaks with an Alligator reporter on Tuesday afternoon in her City Hall office.


"I don't care how you slice it, it's
difficult to be a gay candidate in the
United States of America," she said.
For Hanrahan, life will go on at
the same fast pace it has during her
time as mayor. She plans to continue
focusing on conservation finance as


well as potentially signing a contract
with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund,
a philanthropic organization.
She also hopes to devote more
time to her husband, Tony Ma-
lone, and her children, Evyleen and
Quinn. She also has plans to com-


pletely renovate her house.
Whatever the future brings, Han-
rahan will always have a soft spot
for the city that she has served.
"There's no better job than being
the mayor of your hometown," she
said.


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SG gives group $7K


By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
Alligator Writer

The last Senate meeting of
the spring semester was a little
brighter than usual.
Senators passed a bill pro-
viding $7,200 in funding to the
American Solar Energy Society
during Tuesday night's meeting.
Members of the group will
travel to Madrid, Spain, in June
to compete in the Solar Decath-
lon, a sustainable house-building
competition.
UF and Virginia Tech are the
only two schools representing
the U.S. in the competition.
The group raised more than
$180,000 in its own fundraising
efforts but asked the Senate to
provide the additional funds so
more students from the group
could participate in the competi-
tion.
With the extra funds, 25 stu-
dents from the 125-student group
will be able to go on the trip this
summer.
"We've done a lot from our


side, so we're just asking for a
small part," said Derek Winning,
an architecture doctoral student
working on the project.
The group is constructing a
completely sustainable house,
imitating a traditional Florida
cracker house, which will run
only on solar energy.
"I know that the cost
seems like a lot, but
they really represent our
school very well."
Ben Meyers
Unite Party Senator

Unite Party Sen. Ben Meyers
said that, during their trip, the
group will represent UF as well
as the entire nation.
"I know that the cost seems
like a lot, but they really repre-
sent our school very well," Mey-
ers said.
Senators also passed a reso-
lution commemorating the 10th
anniversary of Pride Awareness
Month.


STUDENT LIFE

Students rally for third time


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Staff Writer
Their signs were more weath-
ered and their crowd has dwin-
dled since the first protest, but
the message of protesters was
just as strong during their third
march Tuesday afternoon.
About 70 UF students and
members of the Gainesville
community rallied for the third
time in response to the March
2 shooting of graduate student
Kofi Adu-Brempong by Univer-


sity Police.
Holding up signs and chant-
ing "Whose streets? Our streets,"
the protesters took up a lane of
traffic on University Avenue as
they marched downtown to the
State Attorney's Office.
Two similar protests were
held March 16 and April 7, when
protesters met with the UF ad-
ministration and the University
Police Department.
Dave Schneider, one of the
event's organizers, said the
group had the same goals as the


first two protests, but they also
wanted State Attorney Bill Cer-
vone to release the Florida De-
partment of Law Enforcement's
investigation immediately.
However, when protest-
ers arrived at the office, Spen-
cer Mann, spokesman for the
State Attorney's Office, greeted
marchers instead of Cervone,
who was in Tallahassee.
After about 15 minutes of an-
swering questions, Mann made
plans to meet the group at noon
today on the Plaza of Americas.


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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 8-16-10-25-2


Quality & Affordability!
1br $559 / 2br $619--$649
3br $749 / 4br $899
W/D, pool, B-ball/tennis courts!
We love Pets! Call @ 376-4002
www.apartments.com/pinetreegardens
8-16-10-25-2

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 8-16-10-25-2

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
8-16-25-2


** 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
8-16-10-25-2

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
8-16-10-25-2

Affordable Living & Close to Campus
Huge 2's available for only $678
3500 Windmeadows Blvd
www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111
8-16-10-25-2


Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD
Move in NOWor FALL 2010.
2/2 from $999 or 3/3 from $1099.
Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches
BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park
Adopted pets live FREE!
352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com
8-16-25-2

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
8-16-10-25-2


***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-16-10-25-2

Madison Pointe Apartments
1/1-$709 2/2-$809 3/2-$909
Enormous Screened Patio!
W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
8-16-25-2


*More Play, Less Work@
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
BRING IN THIS AD FOR $0 MOVE IN FEES!
2/2s: From $799; 3/3s: From $959
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
8-16-10-25-2


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
8-16-10-25-2

Your Own Personal Trainer!
1Bed-$599*2Bed-$729
4Bed-$949*A schools!
Beautiful Townhomes
Walk-in Closets*332-7401
8-16-15-2


No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
8-16-10-25-2


Museum Walk
All Inclusive Roommate Matching $439
3/3 Flats 2/2 Townhomes & UF LOCATION!
#117 Bus Route-So you can sleep in!
3500 SW 19th Ave MuseumWalk.com
Call for Specials!*379-9255*
8-16-10-25-2


2 BLOCKS FROM UF!
2BR/1BA from $338/person
No move-in fees! FREE Parking!
We <3 pets! Wood floors avail!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
8-16-10-25-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $635. 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
8-16-10-25-2

WALK TO CLASS!
1brs from $515 150 ft from UF!
Move-in today. FREE parking!
We <3 Pets! No Move-in Fees.
372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave
8-16-10-25-2


$369
INCLUDES UTILITIES
1 month FREE, Move In TODAY!
24hr Amenities & Valet Trash!
GainesvillePlace.com*(352) 271-3131
8-16-25-2







WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 1 ALLIGATOR, 17


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



SUN KEY
2.1 or 1.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
From $499/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
Upgrades or Furniture extra
While they last or until 4-30-10!
Check out our unbelievable
Band Width 30x10
352.376.6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
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
8-16-10-25-2


* Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 8-16-
10-25-2


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
8-16-10-25-2


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100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1 BR $649
Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall
352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-21-71-2

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

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
239-250-6149 5-11-10-79-2



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

*One Month Free
Receive additional Month Free
w/ 48hr Look and Lease!
Pine Rush Villas
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1 bedroom from *$457
2 bedroom from *$558
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

One Month Free
Receive additional Month Free
w/ 48hr Look and Lease!
Homestead Apts
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2 bedroom 1 bath from *$549
2 bedroom 2 bath from *$641
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

One Month Free
Receive additional Month Free
w/ 48hr Look and Lease!
Courtney Greens
Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 *$525
Near Oaks Mall Near UF and Butler Plaza
Cyber Cafe and 24hr Fitness Center
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
5-11-10-64-2

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!
8-16-25-2

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
8-16-10-25-2

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


**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 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

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 1BRs
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
6-29-64-2

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 5-11-
10-48-2




POLOS
of Gainesvuille


*Resort Lifestyle*
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING!
2's: From $546/person; 3's: From $451/person
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
8-16-10-25-2

REDUCED:2BR HOUSE 2BLKS to UF -
Sorority Row/Norman Hall area. Wd firs,
new kitchen vinyl, Cent H/AC, DW, fenced
yard, wd deck, parking, $840/mo. Pets ok
Avail Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg
5-27-10-46-2


REDUCED 3BR/2BA HOUSE 2BLKS to
UF Sorority Row/Norman Hall area. W/D,
ice maker, ceramic tile. Cent H/AC, DW,
parking, fenced yard. $1350/mo. Pets ok.
Avail Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg
5-27-10-46-2

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
4-21-10-40-2


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
4-21-10-71-2


A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from
Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work.
New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $650/
month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220. (leave
a voicemail) 4-21-32-2

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 5-11-10-114-2

$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

For a 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

Walk to UF. Openings in April Aug.
*2BR/2.5BA $800-850 *2BR/1 BA $420-450
01 BR/1BA $500-585 *studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gvl132601@gmail.com
5-11-10-27-2

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

10houses.com
3 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$1000 -$1400 Bike to UF
352.336.6116 nancy@10houses.com
5-11-10-26-2

FREAKSS! DOWNTOWN 414 SE 2nd St
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX apt w/loft, central heat,
window air, off-street parking, $620/mo,
*ALSO: Studio/garage apt. $420/mo.
Call 352-373-6551 5-20-29-2

SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
2.1 1/2 Bath Townhomes
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
$699/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
While they last or until 4-30-10!
Check out our unbelievable
Band Width 30x10
352.376.6720 or 352.376.7041
www.sunisland.info
4-21-10-25-2

SUN BAY
2.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
From $499/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
Upgrades or Furniture extra
While they last or until 4-30-10!
352-376.6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-21-25-2

FREE MONTHS RENT 1BDs
1114 SW 7th Ave $650/mo
Spacious loft style, parking onsite.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-24-2


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18, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010


Upscale Living without the Price!
2/2s @ $550, 3/3s @ 459
Know your roommates? As low as $383/each!
Villas w/ fenced yards available-we love pets!
Ask how to get $100 off per month for a year!
www.hiddenlakeuf.com or 352-374-3866
8-16-10-25-2

3bed/2bath Creeks Edge condo -just off NW
13th St. W/D, pool & clubhouse. Close to UF
and on bus route. Available August. Seeking
roommates $395/mo/ea. 727-463-0560
6-29-10-35-2

ARLINGTON SQUARE (2b/2ba) $799/Mo,
Luxury Downtown APT, access to main RTS,
NO short-term. Avail 4/21/10, Call Sean,
239-410-1603 5-13-22-2


***HOUSE 4BR/2BA***
Available 8/1. Lovely, remodeled. W/D. Bike
to UF. No pets. 3532 NW 7th Ave. $1100/mo.
373-1558, 246-8645, or 256-8370 5-11-10-
19-2

House,4BR,3BA,LR,FR,recently renovated.
2 Masters w/pvt bth. fenced in back yard.
garage. Off 34th. tander@bellsouth.net 954-
340-2732 5-13-10-20-2

Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean 1 & 2
BR vintage apts. near UF & downtown. All
have wood floors, fans, & blinds. Pets pos-
sible. Rent from $575-$950/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com, 352-338-7670
5-11-10-7-2

Available Fall: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3
BR homes near UF. Some wood floors, all
with CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds, & lawn up-
keep. Rent @ $790-$1275/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com, 352-338-7670
5-11-10-17-2

2 Br Houses near 13th St. Walmart:
Beautiful vintage charmer 2ba $950
available now. Available May:
Pet Heaven, fenced yard 1ba $675
Call owner/agent 352-328-7474. 4-21-10-
16-2

TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to cam-
pus on N & E sides. Year lease, beginning
summer or fall. K & M Properties. 372-1509
4-21-10-15-2

JACKSON SQUARE CONDO Annual
rental beginning 8/1/10. Immaculate, new,
2BR/2BA, 1 blk from UF. W/D in unit, un-
dercover parking. Call owner for details 561-
912-0190. $750/mo/room. 4-21-10-15-2


4BD/3BA HOUSE NEAR UF!
W/D, Central AC, Wood Floors. 3514 NW
7th Place. Available Aug. 1st. Call Manny at
352-317-4408 4-21-10-14-2


4BD/2BA HOUSE NEAR UF!
W/D, Available Aug. 1st. 610 NW 34th
Terrace. Call Manny at 352-317-4408 4-21-
10-14-2


*WANT IT ALL?@
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
FURNITURE NOW INCLUDED!
ALL INCLUSIVE rates beginning at
2/2-$546/person, 3/3-$451/person
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
8-16-10-25-2

Beautiful Northwood Pool Home with large
1/2 acre lot. 3 bed, 2 bath has plenty of room
for summer fun while swimming or hanging
out in the hot tub. Washer Dryer included
with full 2 car garage and lots of storage.
Pets OK, call Jeffrey for more information.
352-246-5801 5-11-10-14-2


Spacious 1 BR apt for rent.
1BR/1BA apt near Oaks Mall.
Walk to mall, restaurant and coffee shops.
New appliances. Call 352-258-4695 4-21-
10-13-2

Homes Avail for Fall! Pets welcome!
Minutes to UF and Santa Fe.
4/2 3321 and 3236 NW 30 PL $1200/mon
4/2 5402 NW 25th PL $1200
Call April 352-514-1441 for more info! 4-21-
10-13-2


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
5-11-10-13-2

AVAILABLE NOW & AUGUST
*2BR/1 BA fenced bkyd, cent H/AC $745/mo
*3BR/2BA fenced backyard. $1025/mo.
Gore-Rabell Real Estate 378-1387.
www.gore-rabell.com 4-21-10-13-2

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
4-21-10-13-2

1BR 1BA Apt Grad II Apts
New carpet, paint. Avail Now
Or Fall 1236 Sw 4th Ave $540/mo
Central H &Air, Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494
4-21-10-13-2

2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
4-21-10-13-2

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
4-21-10-13-2

2901 NW 14th Street
1BR or 2BR 1BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425-$550/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
4-21-10-13-2

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
8-16-10-37-2

Lovely 2 BE/21/2BA. NW 43rd Ave. Garage.
All appliances, W/D, internet,security, cable
included. Prefer quiet, stable residents. $999/
mo. Available June 1st. Long term lease
available. Ph. 941-776-1767. 5-20-10-15-2

.....STUDENTS*****
1,2,3,&4 bedroom Houses and Apartments
available for fall. Pets arranged. All near
campus. Call 371-3260 or 870-2760 4-21-
10-11-2

WOODS EDGE SOUTH- 2BR/2.5BA
Recently constructed townhomes, located
off of 34th St. Spacious living room and wide
kitchen area. Bay windows for breakfast
nook. Double master suites and large clos-
ets. Screened back porch. W/D, next to bus
stop, close to UF.
$550/mo/rm + utilities.
Call (305)799-7042 5-18-14-2

1 Bedroom/1 Bath Apartment for Rent.
$535. Available Immediately. Downstairs
Unit. Country Club Atmosphere. Towne
Parc Apartments, 2930 SW 23rd Terrace,
Gainesville. Cell: 217-553-6045. 5-11-10-
12-2

3BR/3BA Condo across st. from campus
on corner of Archer and 13th with all tile
floors and all appliances. $1500/month or
individual leases. Available summer 2010
call 989-980-2807 4-21-10-10-2

4Br/3Ba Large Home w/ 2 car gar, 8 min from
UF, large fenced yard, dogs ok. Exquisite
oaks & landscaping, wood & tile floors, new
appliances. $1,600/mo. 352-466-0358. Avail
summer or Aug. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 4-21-
10-10-2


Need creative/ open minded people for this
3 bedroom 2 bath house you'll love this
property in itself close to all Hospital and
Musemum Rd $799/m Avail. April sq 1100
Contact Navyblueshirt@hotmail.com 4-21-
10-9-2

WALK TO UF NW 6th Ave
3br/2ba adorable home, prvt bkyd,
Ig bdrms, new crpt, appl, a/c, w/d,
pvd drive, lawn/garb/pest incl.
$1650/mo avail aug 941-544-2427 5-11-
10-10-2

Townhouse Rental 4/2.5. Gated, clubhouse,
Cricket Club near Newberry & 1-75. $1200/
mo, 954-557-4769, baezwpa@bellsouth.net
4-21-10-9-2


POOL HOUSE
4BR/3BA @ 2816 W. University Ave. 1 mile
to UF. Avail for fall. $1700/mo. 327-2931 or
376-6183 5-11-10-10-2

Whispering Pines for fall: 2br/2ba with spa-
cious kitchens, breakfast bar, ceramic tile,
paddle fans, across from bus stop, especially
nice for grad students, includes monitored
alarm system, $840 edbaurmanagement.
com 352-375-7104 4-21-10-9-2

Affordable condo-Shellrock Villas, 2br/1.5ba
townhouse, paddle fans, walk-in closet, con-
venient to Oaks Mall/UF, avail May, $545
edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104
4-21-10-9-2

Beautiful Charleston Place, 3br/2.5 ba, simu-
lated wood floors, carpeted bedrooms, wash-
er, dryer, fully equipped kitchen, screened
porch, community pool, avail May, $1100
edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104
4-21-10-9-2

HOMES FOR RENT CLOSE TO UF
3/2 630 NW 34th Terr. $1150/mo Pets ok
3/2 631 NW 36th St $1250/mo Pets ok
3/2 3404 NW 7th PI $1250/mo Pets ok
4/2 621 NW 35th St. $1250/mo Pets ok
Call Mike 352-665-7316 4-21-10-8-2

Cute studio for rent in the Duckpond area.
Monthly rent $395 incl elec & water. Sec
$450. Ideal for one person & possibly a small
pet. Call 352-371-3473 leave message.
5-27-10-14-2

Townhouse for rent 2BR/1.5BA w/ W/D hook-
ups. French doors open to private patio.
Remodeled kitchen & bathrooms. Monthly
rent $675. Sec $700. Pets ok. 4007 SW 26th
Terr. Apt B. Call 352-371-3473 leave mssg
5-27-10-14-2.

**4/3 18 NW36th St.** Close to campus,all
appliances,W/D, cent, heat/air Avail. Aug.1
$1350 333-9874 5-11-10-9-2

*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 $1325 333-9874
5-11-10-9-2

**4/2 3962 W University Ave.**close to cam-
pus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place,
screened porch, avail. Aug,1 $1375, 333-
9874 5-11-10-9-2

**3/2 515 NW 51st St.**Near GHFC vaulted
ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small
pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1250 333-9874
5-11-10-9-2

**4/2 919 NW 10th Ave.**Close to campus,all
appliances,W/D,Cent.heat&air.Avil.Aug.1
$1375 333-9874 5-11-10-9-2


2 BLOCKS TO STADIUM
1913 NW 2ND AVE,
1BR/1 BA, freshly painted $600
1813 NW 2ND AVE
1BR new paint & flooring $475,
1BR wd floors, fireplace $525
No pets. Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369
4-21-8-2

FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered.
Rent $695/mo Phone (352) 359-8311
6-29-10-19-2


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
4-21-10-6-2


FOR RENT
3, 4, 5, & 6 BD Houses
Call Eric at (352) 682-7424 4-21-10-5-2

CAMPUS EDGE
2/2 walking distance to UF, on bus route,
vaulted ceilings, gym, pool, W/D in unit.
$550, tv and internet incl. avail June '10. 901-
581-0135 or 901-237-1157 6-29-21-2

3BR/3BA House, Close to UF/Shands.
Newly remodeled in 2009. W/D, fenced back
yard, lawn maintence, pest control included
in rent. Grad students preferred. Available
August 5th, $1375/month. 352-246-5958.
5-20-10-10-2

Walk to UF 4/2 apt $295/room 1 year leases
start 8/16/10 No Pets
1740 NW 3rd PL Call 352-231-3002
4-21-10-6-2

Downsizing? Quiet 1 BR apt, 700+ sq ft, resi-
dental neighborhood, huge LR, patio, own
entrance & carport. $850 includes utilities,
NW 14th Ave & 20th St. 352-395-6250 or
332-1429 Kathy. 4-21-10-5-2

2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse. End Unit. $800
In secluded Brighton Park 1 block off SW
34th St. Near Publix and on bus lines. 1-2
miles to UF. Very well maintained unit. Non-
smokers only. 214-3820 4-21-10-5-2

Two blocks from UF Stadium
2 Bed 1 Bath, 1 Bed 1 Bath,
and Studio. Available August 1
352-377-2930 4-21-10-5-2

3 Male college students to share 4BR/4BA
Countryside condo, W/D, cable, hi-speed in-
ternet, 1st stop on UF bus rte. Utils included.
$450/mo. 863-634-1893. Available immedi-
ately. 4-21-10-5-2

Nice 2br, 2ba, W/D, tile / HW floors, Fenced,
yard, front parking; screened front deck.
Need a nice place to live in Gainesville at a
reasonable price, call! 407-433-1443. 5-18-
10-7-2

$525 for lbr/lba apt; near campus; spa-
cious; private patio; very quiet; greenspace;
cats allowed; prefer mature person or grad
student; 1807 NW 10th Street. (352) 376
0080; (352) 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net
8-23-10-30-2

SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
1.1 Townhomes
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
$579 mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
While they last or until 4-30-10!
Check out our unbelievable
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352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-21-10-4-2

SUN BAY
1.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
from $499 mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
While they last or until 4-30-10!
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-21-10-4-2

SUN KEY
1.1 or 2.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!) Student Discount
$499/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
Upgrades or Furniture extra
While they last or until 4-30-10!
Check our our unbelievable
Band Width 30x10
352-376-6720 or 352-376-7041
www.sunisland.info
4-21-10-4-2

2 STORY TOWNHOUSE 1588 SQ FT
2BR/2BA, close to UF, across from GHFC
(5031 NW 1st Place) on bus rte, tennis, pool,
clubhouse. $975/mo Avail May 20th. Call
352-870-6906 5-11-10-5-2


$1175 / BRAND NEW CONDO. WALK TO
UF / SHANDS 2BR/2BA unit available July
1st. Approx 1100 sq ft. Campus View South
Condos 1185 SW 9th Rd. W/D, parking incl.
352-337-1760. 5-11-10-5-2

3/3 for $329 plus utilities in The Polos. Need
someone to take over lease for Fall 2010.
Roommates are very nice. Walk-in closet,
W/D, 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, volleyball, racquet-
ball, tennis courts. Pet friendly. 813-601-3249.
4-21-10-3-2

Available August: Cute & Clean Vintage
4bd/2.5ba behind Applebee's. Bike to UF! Wd
firs, CH/AC, W/D, fans, blinds. Huge rooms!
907 NW 11th Ave. $1650/mo. Others avail-
able! www.cozygator.com 352-338-7670
5-11-10-4-2

3/2 house in Valwood
$900, avail 7///10
call Carolyn Quinones
C21 Classic Prop 352-331-2100x107
email:CarolynQC21@aol.com 5-11-10-3-2

Victoria Station 2/2.5
$800 avail 7/1/10
call Carolyn Quinones
C21 Classic Prop 352-331-2100x107
email:CarolynQC21@aol.com 5-11-10-3-2

Walk to UF, lots of free
parking, 1/1 $550 avail 8/1/10
call Carolyn Quinones
C21 Classic Prop 352-331-2100x107
email:CarolynQC21@aol.com 5-11-10-3-2

2/1 $575 avail 8/1/10, conv to
UF or SFC downtown campus
call Carolyn Quinones
C21 Classic Prop 352-331-2100x107
email:CarolynQC21@aol.com 5-11-10-3-2

Casablanca 3/2.5 $800 avail now

call Carolyn Quinones
C21 Classic Prop 352-331-2100x107
email:CarolynQC21@aol.com 5-11-10-3-2

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 5-11-
10-3-2

2/2 in Oakbook, 5 min walk to Shands, close
to campus. Updated kitchen appliances, 1st
floor apt, laundry room with w&d, pool front,
tile floor. Call Genevieve @392-5105 or gen-
vive@ufl.edu. 1210 SW 16th avenue 4-21-
10-1-2

2BR/2BA HUGE,NEW, Quality Condo in
Quiet Area. W/D in unit. Energy efficient
appliances. Available June 15, no rent un-
til July 1 $999 sshunkwi@gmail.com 352-
213-2366 4-21-10-1-2

3 bedroom townhome
Northwest Gainesville.
July Free 352-367-4240 8-16-25-2

Cypress Pointe condo, 3br, 2ba off SW 62
Blvd, newer appliances, fresh paint, pool,
avail now, $725 edbaurmanagement.com
352-375-7104 4-21-10-7-2

Treehouse condo, 2br, 2ba, new carpet, vi-
nyl, paddle fans, remodeled baths, on bus
line, pools & weight rm, avail now, $600 ed-
baurmanagement.com 352-375-7104 4-21-
10-7-2

Greenleaf, SW spacious townhouse, 2br,
2ba, loft room extra, vaulted ceiling, patio
and fenced yard, avail May, $700 edbaur-
management.com 352-375-7104 4-21-10-
7-2

Affordable, SW 2br, with new ceramic
tile & carpet, fireplace, ready now, $495
Edbaurmanagement.com 352-375-7104
4-21-10-7-2

Colonial Oaks, SW 2br, 1.5ba townhouse,
two screened porches, pet friendly, avail
now, $600 edbaurmanagement.com 352-
375-7104 4-21-10-7-2

WALK TO UF
3/2 House in Golfview Estates; a quiet com-
munity by the Law School, Athletic Fields,
and Golf Course. Available Aug 1.
*** $1475 mo.*** Call Craig 305-788-4103
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FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED: 3/2
Luxury Apartment! blocks to UF, applianc-
es incl, gourmet kitchen, granite counters, &
balcony. $620-AVAILABLE AUGUST!
lyr lease-sign today! 239-851-9783
4-21-10-1-2


$429.4br/4ba. Fully Furnished w/TV.Washer/
Dryer.Screened in balcony.May-Aug. w/ Aug
rent paid. 2 direct routes to campus. Cabana
Beach. $100 cash to sign. Lisa 407-808-
8607 4-21-6-3

Summer at Courtyards Apts for only $450 a
month! 1 BR in a 4BR apt. Townhouse, across
street from Business School! Furnished,
all-inclusive utilities. h.orourke@ufl.edu
4-21-6-3

CABANA BEACH. $300/mo(price negotiable-
->I pay over $500). May-Aug(anytime). First
floor, 2br/2br. On Bus Route 21. Beautiful
pool! Nice people. Phone at 352-318-1014.
Email atjsmyth@ufl.edu. 4-21-5-3


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Summer Sublease! 1BR/1 bath, University
House(NW13th and 7ave)-walking distance
from campus, pool, great roommates! $595/
month utilities/parking included, available
Summer A. 321-960-5255 4-21-10-5-3


Walk to UF and enjoy your privacy! Suite for
summer sublease at College Manor Suites.
Rent incl. utilities. No reasonable offer re-
fused. Call 850-298-8427 or email
abenaa71@hotmail.com 4-21-10-3-3


CANOPY APT SUMMER SUBLEASE
Female wanted
1rm in 4br w/ prv bath
Brand New, great bus access
$565/month
863-676-5907 5-18-10-5-3


***University Park Studios Apartment* -**
1BR/1 BA $575 per month (usual rate $665)
Sublease for Fall starting August
Luxury bathroom, pet friendly, free park-
ing, pool access, no roommates, WALKING
DISTANCE TO CAMPUS
Call (352) 871-8725 or email at rkeels@ufl.
edu 4-21-2-3


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$250 mo, 3/3 share, district on 62nd, priv
bath, w/d, internet, utililites incl, after May
1st all rooms will be vacant, may 1-july 30th.
avail for year long lease. 321-795-0382
4-21-10-1-3

1/1 in a 2/2 in Isabella Park. Available im-
mediately for summer/beyond. Rent is $400/
mo + 1/2 util. 8 min to UF, bus routes 9, 35, &
36. Please call 863-738-7200 or email me at
g8rvetl0@gmail.com 4-21-10-1-3

2bd/2ba. $400 NEGOTIABLE. Across from
the stadium. 2 minute walk to class and
midtown. Huge living room, big bedrooms.
Available May 4th until July 31st. Call 813-
6108671 or 954-8042830 4-21-10-1-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
8-16-25-4

1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES
IN FURN 4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF.
$290/mo incl elec, cable tv, internet, pool,
laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626
5-11-10-25-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
5-11-10-62-4

A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from ShandsNA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$325/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220
(leave a voicemail.) 4-21-32-4.


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

Seeking roommates for 3 bed/ 2 ba quiet
condo at Creeks Edge. New flooring, recent
o remodel,upstairs unit, washer/dryer, on bus-
line to campus, partial furnished. Available
Aug 1st. $395/mo. 727-463-0560 5-11-10-
'8QA


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Responsible and Clean Rommate needed
Asking $600, spacious room w/ private bath.
Fully furnished, 5 minutes from campus, ac-
cess to bus routes 9 & 35. Contact Eddie at
954-699-3665 for details or a viewing. 4-21-
10-14-4

Grad student looking for roommates for 4
bed/4 bath condo at University Terrace.
$400/room/month, incl. cable, internet, until.
On 2 bus routes, fully furnished. Tidiness
preferred. 352-514-3398 anu87@ufl.edu
6-17-10-26-4

Need FEMALE roommate! All-inclusive, fully-
furnished 1BR/1BA available in a 3BR/3BA
apt @ Windsor Park. Bus routes 9,34,35,36.
Contact me for RATES and INCENTIVES:
aptinfo4u@yahoo.com 4-21-13-4

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
4-21-10-11-4

3 Roommates needed for a 4/2 newly pur-
chased house (2400 sq ft) Backyard, large
kitchen large patio. Fully furnished besides
bedrooms. 5min from UF. $499 including
utilities. Move in -May 15. call Shaun at 904-
838-8412 4-21-10-11-4

DUCKPOND BIKE TO UF
Serious student/foreign grad. Fully furn small
room in quiet house. Close to downtown, on
bus line. Utils incl. $90/week. 352-514-3409
4-21-10-11-4


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Clean and responsible roommate wanted!
4/2 new 1900SF house. Convenient location
for both UF and SFC. Pool, basketball, grill...
$475/month. Utilities included. Available
_* Aug 15th. Call Erik @ 954-937-9491
4-21-10-9-4


Grad student looking for female room-
mates in fully furnished 4bed/4bath condo at
Countryside. $475/month. Incl. cable/inter-
net, utilities, W/D. On 2 bus routes. Contact
Megan 727-542-8155. 4-21-10-5-4

Need 2 female roommates for a 4bed/4bath
at Countryside. Indiv. leases. Furnished, ca-
ble, util, internet, wash/dry included. Access
to pool, gym and bus routes 9, 35, and 36.
$425 per month. Call (786)385-2839 4-21-
5-4

Roommate needed, Furnished house in
Duck Pond, 1.5 mi.to UF, $565/mo. utilities
included 561-715-0712 6-1-10-10-4

1 female roommate needed. Move in now.
Poolside 1/1 in 4/4 at Countryside. $425/mo./
OBO. Internet, W/D, great deal and location.
Call 386-676-9703 or nukkenl@aol.com
5-11-10-2-3

non-smoking female only, $425/mo
includes cable, internet, util.
spacious townhouse, suite, pool,
furnished, near butler plaza, 1-
yr lease,call gloria407-572-3637
I'm clean & fun!no pet,2br/2.5ba 5-13-3-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
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Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

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

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

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

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

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

Westgate Manor, 85 Mobile home 14x60
2/1.5 remodeled full BA w/new toilet & vanity.
TV, bed, newer carpet, linoleum, frig, range,
nice fixtures. Vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace,
bay window, cent AC, $16.5K 617-335-1303
5-11-10-7-5


3/2 house in Archer. Above ground Pool.
Homes only area. No HOA. 25 minutes to
UF. Go to fsbo.com listing #136241 for more
details and pictures. $175,000 rhaynes@
hotmail.com or 407 453-4534 4-21-10-5-5

2001 2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME
in Oak Park Village. Incl appliances, 10x10
shed, awning. $11,000/OBO. 352-424-0687
5-11-10-4-5

20 Acre Ranches Near Growing El Paso
Texas. Only $12,900 $0 Down, $99 per/
mo. Owner Financing, No Credit Checks
Money Back Guarantee. Free Map/Pictures.
(800)755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com
4-21-1-5


11 ACRES $24,900. ABANDONED
UPSTATE NY FARM. Near state land,
stream, waterfall, pine woods, views! Build,
camp, great deer hunting! Solid investment!
(877)461-8812 www.newyorklandandlakes.
com 4-21-1-5

NEW LOG HOME AT THE LAKE & 5 AC
- $69,900 w/FREE Boat Slips Gorgeous,
ready to finish 2100 sf log home & beauti-
fully wooded 5 acre lake access parcel w/
free boat slips on private, recreational lake
in Tenn. Quiet, gated community. Excellent
financing. Call now (888)792-5253, x.2457
TN Land/Lakes, LLC 4-21-1-5

Grand Opening Sale! 7 ACRES with
DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT, $39,900. Sale
4/24/10 Wooded, park-like setting on one
of Alabama?s top recreational lakes. All
amenities completed. BOAT TO GULF OF
MEXICO! Excellent financing. Call now
(866)952-5302 x5408 4-21-1-5

CENTRAL GA 72 AC $1,075/AC Planted
pine, Ulcohatchee Creek, paved road front-
age w/power. (478)987-9700 stregispaper.
com St. Regis Paper Co. 4-21-1-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 8-16-10-25-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-16-10-25-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-16-10-25-6

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. 8-16-10-25-6

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
8-16-25-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 8-16-10-25-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
8-16-10-25-6

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 8-16-
25-6

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 8-16-10-25-6

**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.
8-16-25-6

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. 8-16-25-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
8-16-25-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-16-10-
25-6


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FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-16-25-6

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 8-16-25-6


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




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

2 Bicycle Racks for sale for vehicles. 1 rack
for a Jeep Wrangler to attach to rear tire
$50.00 barely used. 1 bike rack for sedan-
-trunk mounted assembly for any vehicle
$40.00.Call 352-219-3391 4-21-3-9




**@PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-16-10-25-10

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


GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie 373-5929 4-21-18-10

ALL CASH VENDING! Do you earn $800 in a
day? 25 Local Machines and Candy $9,995.
(888)629-9968 B02000033 CALL US: We
will not be undersold! 4-21-1-10

PUBLIC AUCTION Over 400 Travel Trailers,
Mobile Homes & Park Homes May 1st
Carencro, LA Internet Bidding Available! NO
MINIMUM PRICE!! www.hendersonauctions.
com (225)686-2252 Lic# 136 4-21-1-10

FREE 6-Room DISH Network Satellite
System! FREE HD-DVR! $19.99/mo, 120+
Digital Channels (for 1 year.) Call Now
- $400 Signup BONUS! (888)593-7040.
4-21-1-10


***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
8-16-10-25-11

***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 8-16-10-
25-11

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
8-16-10-25-11


***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! 8-16-10-25-11

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
8-16-10-25-11


**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 8-16-10-25-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
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
8-16-25-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
5-27-09-124-12

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. 8-16-
25-13



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
8-16-25-13




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



BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948. 4-21-10-72-13



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. 4-21-
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.



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available to work 15-20 hours a week
this summer and are eager to gain
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stop by the Alligator,
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The Independent Florida Alligator Editorial
Production Department is accepting
student applications. Applicants should have
a summer availability of
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6:00 pm and 1:00 am.
Duties include page layout and design.
Experience with Adobe InDesign is
preferred, but not required.
A one-year commitment
is expected. Fill out an application at the
front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W
University Ave, M-F 9 am 5 pm.
No phone calls, please.
Include available work schedule and
references. Previous applicants are
welcome to reapply with current schedule.
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over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-21-71-14


BARTENDING
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No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-16-10-25-14



FUTURE GMs
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8-16-10-25-14


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 8-16-25-14


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 8-16-10-
25-14


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

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male 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


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


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

Start securing your career today!
Join UF ARMY ROTC!
Register for MSL 1001 and 1001L
Call 392-1395 today to learn about
jobs available as an Army officer!
8-5-10-50-14

STAY IN GAINESVILLE

CAREER POSITIONS
(with benefits)

MARKETING/SALES REPS
ADMIN ASST
TECH SUPPORT
ACCOUNTING EDITOR
RESEARCH ASST
SOFTWARE TESTER
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
(PT also available)

Apply online at http://www.gleim.com
4-21-10-17-14

MASTER HYPNOTIST
Seeks intern w/excellent computer, internet
& interpersonal skills. Phone Richard in AM
352-949-0813 4-21-10-15-14

WINDOW BLIND INSTALLERS NEEDED
Independent contractors. Call immediately
339-4600 4-21-10-14-14

F/T Legal Assistant, salary negotiable, writ-
ing skills a must, bookkeeping skills a plus.
Call Carrillo & Carrillo, PA @352-371-4000.
6-8-10-21-14

Fun summer jobs! Earn Great Pay! City of
Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for
seasonal Recreation and Aquatics positions!
Apply online at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/DFWP 5-11-10-12-14

Ever think about joining the Army?
Ever considered being an officer?
If you have 2-3 years left at UF you
may have an opportunity through
Army ROTC Call 392-ARMY!
5-27-10-32-14

LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Help wanted for wait staff and hostesses.
Experience required. Apply in person be-
tween 2pm and 4pm at 7038 NW 10th place.
4-21-10-10-14

LAW STUDENT-
EXCELLENT WRITING SKILLS.
1 year+ commitment. Resume to: 626N.E.1st
Street,32601or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
4-21-10-10-14

FRENCH TUTOR-TEMPORARY-
Family visiting France in summer. Please
include salary requirement. Resume to
paulsrothstein@yahoo.com. 4-21-10-10-14

GUITAR INSTRUCTOR-
two middle school children-beginners. Prefer
home instruction. Resume to
paulsrothstein@yahoo.com. 4-21-10-10-
14

CLEANER/GARDENER-
P/T, flex- house. Thorough and conscienten-
tous. Pay competitive. Resume to:
paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 4-21-10-10-14

OFFICE ASS'T-
F/T or part-time- love numbers, passion for
organization and fitness. Eye for detail. 1
year+ commitment. Resume to: 626N.E.1st
Street,32601or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
4-21-10-10-14

POLITICAL COORDINATOR / GRASS
ROOTS ALACHUA COUNTY ELECTIONS
Resume to paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
4-21-10-10-14

HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 4-21-10-9-14







WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 21


Veterinary Technician/Assistant
Full or part time. Some weekends,holidays.
Experience preferred. Apply in person
at Jonesville Animal Hospital 14145 W.
Newberry Rd. Newberry. 4-21-10-7-14



PET PARADISE RESORT
Newberry, FL. Now accepting resumes
for entry level management position.
Experienece required. Send resume to:
mcoolican@petparadisecorp.com
5-11-10-8-14



Build your own online business from your
laptop. Fifty year old company.
Contact John, 352-219-0871, or
John@JCantlon.com 5-27-10-11-14



BRIDAL CONSULTANT/STYLIST
Solutions Bridal
PT+ Commission
Fax Resume to:
352-374-7293
4-21-5-14



CARETAKER GREAT OPPORTUNITY for
psych, special ed or applied behavior majors
to obtain state of the art intervention skills
& knowledge working with severely autistic
young man in home & community based set-
ting. Must be motivated, reliable and make a
one year commitment. Hours TBA, compe-
tive wage. Fax resume to BH @352-375-4268
4-21-10-5-14


Now Hiring qualified women's JO. Coach
For level 7 gymnastics team. Facility is lo-
cated in Starke. Please send resum with
references to
usagymnasticsofflorida@earthlink.net 4-21-
10-5-14



BARTENDERS NEEDED
Earn $150-$250 per shift. FT/PT No experi-
ence required. Will train. Call now 352-678-
5246 x 701 5-11-10-5-14



Nanny for 10 month old baby girl needed.
Must be available from 8-5 at least 2 full
weekdays each week. Submit resume and
availability this summer and fall (if known) to
nannyingville@gmail.com. 4-21-10-4-14



Part Time work for potential full time income
w/ flex. hours for self-starter. Attractive com-
missions for creating membership leads for
established martial arts studio. Apply via e-
mail to schafriska@aol.com 4-21-10-3-14



The Caffeine Bar @ Ben & Jerry's is seek-
ing outgoing, motivated individuals with their
own transportation. Must thrive in a fast
paced working environment and appreciate
cleanliness and organization.
Email resumes & class schedule to:
jen@catergainesville.com 4-21-3-14



Interviewing NOW for jobs
beginning August 16th
Leave for the summer & know
you are coming back to a job!
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-
VARIOUS LOCATIONS-
* ENERGETIC PEOPLE TO TEACH
OUTDOOR GAMES $10/hr BA desired or
successful exp. working w/ children.
* CREATIVE PEOPLE TO TEACH ARTS
& CRAFTS $10/hr BA desired or success-
ful exp. working w/ children.
* Girl Scout Leaders, Tennis Instructors,
Dance Instructors & 4-H Leaders
Hours required -
M,T,Th,F 1:45-5:30, Wed, 12:30-5:30pm
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED -
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED -
AA/EOE
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Apply online www.sbac.edu or
at Kirby Smith 620 E. University Ave. 4-21-
3-14


Seeking a Clinical Support Specialist for
Gainesville, Fl. Salary: 28-30K
Requirements
B.A. level in behavioral science
Good organizational, communication and
customer service skills
Computer literate
Responsible work habits with minimal super-
vision

Responsibilities
Interface telephonically with master level cli-
nicians to assist with referrals, with providers
setting up appointments, members providing
referrals, Follow-up calls to members ensur-
ing the referral was appropriate and Daily
data entry of all activities
Find providers in rural areas (web search)

Send or fax
HMSA Resumes
20811 Kelly Rd
Eastpointe, MT 48021

*P R E M I E R*


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(352) 375-s 122
Premier Collegiate
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fun and professional job?
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while working with UF Orgs.
We are HIRING IMMEDIATELY
Sales, Customer Service
and Internship positions
Submit your resume NOW to:
jobs@premiercollegiate.com
www.premiercollegiate.com
5-11-10-3-14







Premier Executive
Want to work in a fast paced
and exciting marketing firm?
We are HIRING IMMEDIATELY
Account Executives and
Customer Service Reps
High expectations with great opportunity!
Submit your resume NOW to:
jobs@premiercorporations.com
www.premierexecutive.com
5-11-10-3-14

Seeking a Clinical Support Specialist for July
in Gainesville, Fl. Salary: 28-30K
REQUIREMENTS
OB.A. level in behavioral science
*Good organizational, communication and
customer service skills
*Computer literate
OResponsible work habits with minimal
supervision
RESPONSIBILITIES
Interface telephonically with master level cli-
nicians to assist with referrals, with providers
setting up appointments, members providing
referrals. Follow-up calls to members ensur-
ing the referral was appropriate and Daily
data entry of all activities Find providers in
rural areas (web search)
SEND OR FAX
HMSA Resumes
20811 Kelly Rd Eastpointe, MI 48021
586-773-0953 4-21-10-2-14

W & Th Babysitter NEEDED 13-16hrs/wk;
Prefer commitment for 6mos-1 year or more.
$10/hr, college students ONLY please.
5 & 7 y/o, must have reliable transportation
Email resume, pix, and reference contacts
(3)
to mamavaw@gmail.com 4-21-1-14

CLERICAL/TECHNICIAN POSITION
FT/PT
Please apply in person.
Institute of Veterinary Spec.
3603 NW 98th St, Suite A 4-21-1-14

Drivers FOOD TANKER DRIVERS
NEEDED OTR positions available NOW!
CDL-A w/Tanker REQ'D. Outstanding pay
& Benefits! TEAMS WELCOME!! Call a re-
cruiter TODAY! (877)484-3042 www.oak-
leytransport.com 4-21-1-14

Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment School.
3wk training program. Backhoes, Bulldozers,
Trackhoes. Local job placement asst. Start
digging dirt NOW. (866)362-6497 4-21-1-
14'


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

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

Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm
tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos.
Call 352-338-1193 or
expresstrainingservices.com 8-16-09-25-15

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

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruction;
15 minutes from UF. Charlie at 373-5929.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-21-71-15


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

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


Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding. Owner
housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com 6-3-10-
30-15


KEN GARVIN APPLIANCE SERVICE
10 YEARS EXPERIENCE 8AM-8PM 7 DAYS
LOW RATES ALL BRANDS STUDENT
SPECIAL $40 SERVICE CALL PLUS
PARTS WWW.KENGARVIN.COM 338-1708
4-21-20-15


ATTN GARDENERS!
I will till your gardens for less than you can
rent a tiller! Call Chauncy Gardener 352-
214-1767. Chauncy Gardener Gardening
Service. 41 years of gardening service!
4-21-10-15


THE SALON "0" SPECIALS
2720 NW 6TH STREET...352 672 6339
HIGHLIGHTS $35 10 FOILS..
MENS CUTS: $10
GOOD TIL 05/30 5-27-10-12-15


CASH NOW! Get cash for your structured set-
tlement or annuity payments. High payouts.
Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866-SETTLEMENT
(1-866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the Better
Business Bureau. 4-21-1-15


$$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$
As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging?
Need $500-$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low
rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today!
Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 4-21-1-15


Advertising that Works. Put your ad in Over
100 Papers throughout Florida for one LOW
RATE! Call (866)742-1373 or visit: www.
florida-classifieds.com 4-21-1-15


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if qualified -
Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (866)314-3769. 4-21-1-15


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



All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191

8-16-25-16



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




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



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



ARE YOU PREGNANT? CONSIDERING
ADOPTION? Loving married couple seeks
to adopt. Will be full-time mom (age 36) and
devoted dad. Financial security. EXPENSES
PAID. Kim/Bill (888)399-3255 FL Bar#
0150789 4-21-1-16


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




*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
8-16-25-18


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



Asian male, 70 years old, professional, slim,
tall, dark. Seeking a white feamle with fair
hair between the ages of 50-70 years old.
Write to P.O Box 1823 Keystone Heights, FL
32656 4-21-10-10-19


FREE SPAYS FOR STRAYS!
Operation Catnip will provide free spay/
neuter, vaccines, & treatment for fleas, ear
mites, & worms to unowned, stray or feral
cats from mobile home parks in Alachua
County. Volunteers are needed to help with
trapping & transportation of cats. To volun-
teer or request spay/neuter for homeless
cats call (352)380-0940. 4-21-18-20


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville
Urbanized Area announces a public meeting
to which all interested persons are invited.

DATE & TIME: May 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.
PLACE: Jack Durrance Auditorium,
County Administration
Building, Gainesville, Florida
PURPOSE: Regluar Business Meeting
of MTPO

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by
calling 352-955-2200, visiting our website
at www.ncfrpc.org (click Transporation -
MTPO), or appearing in person, during regu-
lar business hours, at 2009 NW 67th Place,
Gainesville, Florida.

Public participation is solicited without regard
to race, color, national origin, sex, age, dis-
ability, familial status, religious status, marital
status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Persons who require special accommoda-
tions under the Americans with Disabilities
Act or persons who require translation ser-
vice (free of charge) should contact Marlie
Sanderson at 352-955-2200, extension 103,
at least seven (7) days before the public
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ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Maddox poised to rival Tucker's freshman success


He homered in all three games last weekend


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alligator org

Preston Tucker set the stan-
dard for first-year Florida play-
ers.
Tucker was named the Fresh-
man Hitter of the Year last season
after leading the Gators in home
runs, RBIs and batting average.
"It was the best freshman sea-
son that I've ever seen anyone
have," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
said in the preseason.
But, just one year removed
from Tucker's historic freshman
campaign, designated hitter Aus-
tin Maddox is threatening to raise
the first-year bar even higher.
Maddox homered in each
game of No. 7 Florida's (25-10,
10-5 Southeastern Conference)
series against Kentucky last
weekend, and the freshman will
try to extend his long-ball streak
when the Gators travel to play
South Florida (16-19, 8-4 Big East)
tonight at 7.
"I'm seeing the ball real well
right now," said Maddox, who
was named the SEC Freshman
Hitter of the Week and leads the


Gators with 12 home runs, 42
RBIs and a .369 average.
If Florida wins enough in the
postseason to play 64 games like
the team did last year, Maddox
is on pace to hit 22 homers and
drive in 77 runs. In 2009, Tucker


hit 15 long balls and drove in a
school-record 85 RBIs while hit-
ting .364.
One difference between the
two players is their plate disci-
pline.
Maddox has only drawn three


walks and has struck out 23 times,
one more punch out than Tucker
recorded during the whole 2009
season.
But O'Sullivan is not con-
cerned.
"He's not Nolan Fontana,"
O'Sullivan said, referring to the
Gators leadoff hitter who has


Harrison ramona / Alligator stanl
UF's Preston Tucker (right) was named Freshman Hitter of the Year last season after batting .364 with
15 home runs and 85 RBIs. Austin Maddox is hitting .369 and is on pace for 22 homers and 77 RBIs.


drawn 26 walks this year. "If he
takes a walk instead of a hit, that
might cost us a few runs."
The coaching staff also wants
Maddox to swing at anything he
thinks he can hit, the freshman
added.
"They've told me since Day 1,
'Be aggressive,'" Maddox said.
"That's what I'm doing. That's
what kind of hitter I am.
"I walk up there, and if I get a
pitch around the zone I'm going
to hack at it."
Maddox has solidified himself
as the team's power hitter, but
he has started every game in his
first year yet questions still linger
about his durability.
Most highly recruited preps
play all year, but they split time
between their high school team
and an AAU squad.
Playing one long season with-
out any breaks wore Tucker out
last season.
"I was pretty exhausted," he
said. "(The freshmen) are, prob-
ably not just yet, but are going to
start wearing down."
Tucker talked to Maddox and
the other newcomers about pre-
paring for "the grind," even if
that helps Maddox in his race
against Tucker 2009.


No. 4 Florida falls to FIU


* PITCHER ENSLEY GAMMEL TOOK
HER FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer

The rain seemed to dampen more than
just the field Tuesday night.
For No. 4 Florida (34-6, 14-3 Southeastern
Conference), Tuesday's doubleheader was
shortened to just a single 8-3 loss to FIU (30-
15, 11-5 Sun Belt Conference) in front of the
few fans who weathered the rain at Katie Sea-
shole Pressly Stadium.
Freshman Ensley Gammel shouldered
the loss for the Gators, dropping her record
to 10-1 on the season. Gammel gave up five
runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings of action.
"We didn't pitch very well," UF coach
Tim Walton said. "Not by lack of effort but
just not locating our pitches and not doing as
good a job as we needed to."
FIU jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, scor-


ing on a double steal in the top of the first.
After UF answered back with two of its
own in the bottom of the inning, FIU tied the
game with an RBI double in the top of the sec-
ond and then took back the lead with a solo
home run from Ashley McClain in the third.
The Golden Panthers' offense consistently
padded their lead, adding two more runs in
the fourth to extend their lead to 5-2.
Corrie Brooks cut the deficit to two when
she led off the fourth with her
seventh home run of the season.
But, as was the case in every
other inning, the Gators were
Softball only able to muster one hit.
After the fourth inning the
rain started to fall, leading to slippery soft-
balls and control issues for both sides.
What followed was a scoreless fifth before
FIU tacked on three more insurance runs in
the sixth against relief pitcher Erin Schup-
pert, who walked three in the frame.
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 28


* Former Gator Joakim Noah is taking some heat for insulting the city of Cleve- We will continue producing We will continue covering all the UF sports
land by asking "What's so good about Cleveland." Clearly, he never watched The podcasts while the paper is on competing during the break. Gymnastics
Drew Carey Show, or he would know that "Cleveland Rocks," but seriously, who break, including the 100th episode writer Tom Green will be cover all three days
vacations in Cleveland. ... I will now do my best Phil Kegler impression. I can't spectacular, so make sure to keep of the NCAA Championships starting Thurs-
wait for the NFL Draft this weekend. I really hope Ryan Stamper gets drafted. checking for new episodes. day. Check out the website forstoirs.


Columnists thanks nobody
By BOBBY CALLOVI from all the
Bobby's World readers who
bcallovi@alligator org only got to ex-
perience my
When Mike McCall told then- greatness be-
Sports Editor Bryan Jones that he cause of him.
should give me a job at the Alliga- Bobby Callovi In fact, I re-
tor despite having no experience, he Bobby's World ally have no
thought he was doing me a favor. bcallovi@ligatororg one to thank
But he wasn't doing me a favor; for my rise to
he was doing the paper and all of prominence
its readers a favor. For the past three asd I say goodbye to the Alligator.
years, I have given the Alligator the My first full semester at the paper,
best coverage of sports, or any other it was McCall along with Phil Kegler
topic for that matter, it has ever had. who were in charge of the sports sec-
In a study that I made up, it was tion, attempting to "help" me.
found that there is a 40 percent drop They thought they would try to
off in readership on days when I do critique my writing and give pointers
not have an article in the paper, to a writer new to the field.
So McCall deserves a thank you. Again, their intentions were off.
Certainly, not from me though, but SEE BOBBY, PAGE 28





WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010 M ALLIGATOR, 23


Gators prepare for SEC Tourney


* THE MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SQUADS HAVE
FIRST-ROUND BYES AND WON'T PLAY THEIR
FIRST MATCHES UNTIL FRIDAY.

By ANDREW OLSON
Alligator Writer
The Gators tennis teams are both excited for the
Southeastern Conference Tournament, they just
don't know who they will play yet.
The No. 3 women's team (21-2, 11-0 SEC) is the
No. 1 seed at the tournament in Athens, Ga., and get
a first-round bye from Thursday's action. Friday, it
will face either No. 9-seed Alabama or No. 8-seed
LSU at 10 a.m.
UF has the advantage of playing on a court it has
already won at this season. On April 11, the Gators
defeated then-No. 14 Georgia 6-1.
"Everybody did a great job," No. 11 freshman
Lauren Embree said. "The crowd was against us, but
we came out and won against a good team."
Embree heads into Friday with a 13-match win-
ning streak at the No. 1 position in singles.
It does not get any easier for opponents to beat
the Gators at the next spot down. SEC Freshman of
the Week No. 7 Allie Will posted a 20-0 record in
singles this dual-match season.


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UF goes into the tournament with a 9-1 record in
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By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer
R teaching the top of the college gym-
nastics world is a no easy feat. Only
our teams have won the national
title in the sport's previous 28 years Utah,
Georgia, Alabama and UCLA.
Florida hasn't been able to join that elite
club, but the experienced gymnasts on this
year's team have come close, finishing
fourth in the NCAA
Super Six in 2008
and 2009 and third in
2007.
But this season, with
the NCAA Champion-
ships in Gainesville, the
second-seeded Gators (15-
2, 5-1 Southeastern Confer-
ence) believe this is their year
to finally get over that hump
and take home the school's
first title.
And getting over that
hump begins Thursday
night at 7 when the Gators
will compete in the second
session of team qualifying
for the Super Six compe-

Alabama, Arkansas,
Missouri, Stanford
and Michigan.
"We have to
take it one day at
a time, but if we are ca-
pable and do what we can
do and hit to the best of our
ability, I feel we genuinely
have a chance to win the
national championship,"
UF coach Rhonda Faehn


said.
The team has had that mentality all
year, dating back to the preseason. The
gymnasts came into season with a set of
goals, starting with improving each week
and winning the SEC title.
They were able to check that one off the
list last month in Jacksonville when they
rallied from a slow start on vault to win


the SEC title.
Next on the
list of goals was
winning their
regional compe-
tition another
one they knocked
out after rallying


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formance on floor r c
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to take home UF's | 3 b
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and sixth in a row.
After accomplish-
ing those two goals, only one remains for
the Gators: winning an NCAA title.



This year's team believes it will be able
to do what the teams before it failed to,
and it knows this season is different from
years past.
One of the differences is a lack of com-
placency, something seniors Amanda Cas-
tillo and Rebekah Zaiser said set in after
the team won the SEC title in 2007. As a
result, the team faltered down the stretch
of its postseason run.
"Last time we won SECs, we had an
easy regional and a lot of people went into
it half-heartedly and we couldn't pull it
back together for nationals," Zaiser said.


That year, Florida was ranked first most
of the season, but mistakes on the bars and
floor cost it in the Super Six and the Gators
finished third.
But the focus is evident this season in
practice and during competition. Since the
SEC Championships, Faehn has said the
team has been "pushing for perfection,"
"not missing anything" and "kicking butt"
in training.
Meanwhile, in competi-
tion, the team has scored
above 197 in five of its last
six meets, including a sea-
r son-best 197.675 in region-
al competition. To put that
into perspective, the team's
TL i' L all-time high in NCAA Su-
r ~ per Six meets is 197.225,
which it scored in 2007.
i The gymnasts all feel
they are maturing at the
right time and getting better
each week. Faehn sees that
too, but she and the gymnasts still think
the team hasn't reached its potential.
"That's the crazy thing. We definitely
haven't had our best meet yet. We can still
do better, absolutely," Faehn said.



Several factors have contributed to the
growth and maturity as the season has
progressed.
A large part of that is that the team is fi-
nally healthy this season. Last year, Gators
had to cope with injuries that ended the
season early for Castillo, Zaiser and soph-
omore Nicole Ellis and only eight Gators
competed in the Super Six.
But now, the roster is at full strength,
even with senior Maranda Smith battling


The UF gymnastics team finished in the top four at each of the last three NCAA Championships but has never broken through to
win a national title. The Gators hope that will change in front of a home crowd this weekend when UF hosts the NCAA Super Six.


I


pain in her shoulder and shin, and Faehn
feels confident in her lineups from top to
bottom, as 11 Gators have earned at least a
share of an event title this season.
"You need at least four really good
scores," Faehn said. "You expect your last
few girls to bring in the big numbers, but
when you have your third, fourth, fifth
and sixth girl or even second going
up, that's what the difference is in winning
a title. Every team is going to have one or
two great athletes, but it's the team that
has four, five and six great athletes that's
the one that's going to win a title."
With a lineup that combines youthful
inexperience (more than 50 percent of rou-
tines coming from freshmen) and senior
leadership five seniors on the roster -
Florida could have found the perfect reci-
pe for a championship this season.
While some may think having a pre-
dominantly freshman lineup could hinder
the team's success, Faehn said that isn't
the case with this team.
"This freshman class hasn't shown any
concern or any nerves so far under any of
the pressure situations they've been a part
of in SEC Championships and regionals,"
Faehn said. "They didn't know what to ex-
pect in those situations and they did phe-
nomenal. We're expecting the same thing
from them."



But if the team hopes to stamp its mem-
bership to that elite group and win its first
NCAA title, it will have to get past three
members of that club No. 1 seed UCLA,
No. 3 seed Alabama and No. 5 seed Utah
- and that will be no easy task.
It should help the freshmen that their
first experiences at NCAA Championships
will be in the confines of the O'Connell
Center.
"It will ease their nerves a bit," Smith
said.
For Smith and the other seniors, it will
be their last chance to compete in college
and their final time in Gainesville
"It's going to make us feel more com-
fortable just to be at home and not in a
foreign place," Castillo said. "You know
every corner, and it makes it more com-
fortable to compete in."
But the importance of having the NCAA
Championships in Gainesville extends be-
yond the familiarity the athletes have with
the O'Connell Center.
In a large meet where there are gym-
nasts on every apparatus, having a friend-
ly crowd can be quite an advantage.
"It's a very big factor because our ath-
letes feed off of that energy, and if we see
a sea of orange and blue when we look
up in the stands, our athletes get so much
energy and they want to perform," Faehn
said. "When the crowd roars, it just gets
so exciting and it makes the whole atmo-
sphere really special."
With everything seeming to go in Flori-
da's favor leading up to the NCAA Cham-
pionships, the Gators are confident this is
their year to make it to the top of the col-
lege gymnastics world. However, Faehn
said her team is smart enough to not let
outside factors get in its head and to keep
taking competitions one day at a time like
it has all season.
"You can't get complacent, you can't
trust success and you can't get cocky,"
Castillo said. "You can't let anything get
to your head, and it all comes back to the
practice gym. We just need to keep on
pushing and if we do what we've been do-
ing all season, there's no reason why we
can't bring home the national title."




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Penn Relays gives UF another chance to win steeplechase


* JULIE NORTHCUP WON THE RACE
AT FLORIDA RELAYS.

By RYAN BUTLER
Alligator Writer
Of the dozens of events at the prestigious
Penn Relays, only one leaves footprints.
The No. 1 men's and No. 5 women's UF
track and field teams begin competing at the
116th Penn Relays on Thursday. UF athletes
are expected to contend for first-place finishes
in several jumps and relays races on the men's
side. They should also contend in jumps,
throws and distance events on the women's
side, including the steeplechase.
"Its neat to tell people you run steeple-
chase because of their reactions," senior Julie
Northrup said. "They want to see you eat it,
and its exciting to watch."
Like the 10,000-meter run and 5,000-me-
ter, the steeplechase involves long distances
around the track. But the 3,000-meter event in-
cludes five barriers (36 inches for men, 30 for
women) and a 12 foot-long slope full of water.
Runners must clear 28 barriers over the course
of the race and five more that require runners
to plunge into nearly two feet of water.
"There's nothing like jumping over the wa-
ter barrier and grinding though it," Northrup


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said. "You can pass people even if they're fast-
er than you in a 3K."
The race is unique for distance runners be-
cause it is the only event that requires more
than the disciplines of running. Athletes must
adjust for the hurdles and the extra water-
weight in their shoes.
"You have to expect everything," Northrup
said. "You can't get upset about a mess-up be-
cause it happens eventually."
James Uthmeier experienced that first-
hand at the 2010 Florida Relays. Holding the
third position midway through the race, Uth-
meier crashed into a barrier and withdrew
from the race two laps later.
Northrup won the steeplechase at the
Florida Relays in a personal-
record 10:29:22. She finished
second in last year's Penn
Relays and will be a favorite
Track to win along with teammate
Genevieve LaCaze, who won
the steeplechase at the 2009 Florida Relays.
Only offered in the outdoor season, the
steeplechase gives the defending SEC Indoor
Champions another event they can score team
points in. With many of their athletes improv-
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the difference in improving the Gators' fourth-
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UF first-year players Sakou Bangoura Jr., Nassim Slilam and Bob Van Overbeek have provided the Gators the stability they needed at the Nos. 4-6 spots in singles play. The trio
finished SEC play with a combined 23-4 record, which included seven match-clinching victories for Florida.


By ANDREW OLSON
Alligator Writer

Expectations were high when Bob Van
Overbeek, Sekou Bangoura, Jr., and Nas-
sim Slilam joined the Gators men's tennis
team.
"Our incoming freshmen this spring
make a big difference in our expectations,"
UF coach Andy Jackson said before the
season.
The team set goals before the year: win
the Southeastern Conference East, win
the SEC Tournament and win the NCAA
Tournament.
Instead of being overwhelmed by the
pressure of being ranked No. 11, the fresh-
men bought into the championship expec-
tations for the 2010 season.
"They're the kind of guys who probably
saw the No. 11 ranking and said, 'There are
10 teams better than us?'" Jackson said.
In the early ITA polls, the SEC had the
most teams in the top-25. Conference play
did not begin until March.
For the Gators to find out if 10 teams
deserved to be ranked higher than they
were, they needed to accomplish a goal
that preceded the other three: make it to
the ITA tournament in Charlottesville, Va.
UF was one of 15 schools to host ITA
Kick-Off Weekend in January. At each site,
four schools would compete in a weekend
tournament with the 18 winners squaring
off in Charlottesville two weeks later.
To qualify for Charlottesville, UF de-
feated then-unranked and current-No. 24
Georgia Tech 7-0.
The trip to Virginia brought the team
together. An early loss was avenged and
a good-natured prank amused teammates
and coaches alike.

AN EARLY OPPORTUNITY FOR REVENGE

Looking back on the regular season,
Van Overbeek and Bangoura "Kou-
Kou" as he's been nicknamed by Gators
women's tennis freshman Lauren Embree


- bring up one opponent more than the
others: Baylor.
The second dual match of their colle-
giate careers meant a trip to Waco, Tex.,
on Jan. 24 to face the then-No. 6 team in
the country on its home court.
"We were nervous as hell," Van Over-
beek said.
The result was a 5-2 loss for Florida.
Van Overbeek, Bangoura and Slilam all
lost their matches in straight sets.
On Feb. 12, Florida and the freshmen
had the opportunity to avenge their loss.
Two of the first-year players made sure
UF came out on the winning side of the re-
match.


hofer, a freshman. When a fire alarm went
off in the hotel, Federhofer saw an oppor-
tunity to have some fun with the French-
speaker in his room.
"The fire alarm goes off in the hotel
right after Nass got out of the shower,"
Van Overbeek retells the story. "Billy says
to him 'Nass! Fire! We have to go!' Most
of us just kind of casually made our way
down to the lobby. Nass is the first one of
us down to this crowded lobby full of peo-
ple. He's in just a towel no clothes on
- all these people looking at him. Coach
(Jackson) walked up to him, paused and
said 'I like it Nass.'"


They're the kind of guys who probably
saw the No. 11 ranking and said 'there
are 10 teams better than us?'


Andy Jackson
UF men's tennis coach


In Waco, Bangoura lost 6-4, 6-4 on the
No. 3 court to Attila Bucko. In Charlottes-
ville, he was moved to the No. 5 spot for
the first time all season.
It proved to be a good fit as Bangoura
defeated Roberto Maytin 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
"Baylor was definitely a turning point
for us," Bangoura said.
At the No. 6 position, Slilam had the
opportunity to avenge his loss 6-4, 6-0 in
Waco to Maros Horny. In Charlottesville,
he defeated Horny 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 for the
clinching win.
Slilam continued to shine in the tourna-
ment, earning a spot on the all-tournament
team.
But his teammates are quick to recall a
less flattering account of Slilam's trip to
Virgina.
Slilam's roommate for the trip to Vir-
ginia was North Miami native Billy Feder-


SLILAM'S ADJUSTMENT

At this point in the season, Slilam is past
the language and culture barrier that had
him race for the hotel lobby in a towel.
Slilam insists "my English is terrible,"
but Van Overbeek, Bangoura and others
are now able to communicate with him in
English and relate to him off the court.
"When I first got here, I naturally hung
out with (fellow Frenchmen) Alex (Lacro-
ix) and Antoine (Benneteau)," Slilam said.
"Now, I hang out with everybody."
Slilam's transition from Paris to UF has
been aided by being surrounded with peo-
ple who knew what he was going through.
Besides team leaders Lacroix and Ben-
neteau, assistant coach Jeremy Bayon, who
recruited Slilam, also made the adjustment
to life at a SEC university (Mississippi
State) as a French-speaking tennis player.


Slilam currently dates a fellow internation-
al student-athlete: Gators women's tennis
senior Marrit Boonstra (The Netherlands).

STABILITY IN THE TOUGHEST CONFERENCE

On the court, Slilam has led the way for
his fellow first-year Gators.
At that important match in Charlottes-
ville against Baylor, Jackson placed Van
Overbeek and Bangoura at Nos. 4 and 5
in singles. The rest of the season, the trio
of Van Overbeek, Bangoura and Slilam
would dominate from Nos. 4-6. Van Over-
beek and Bangoura have earned a com-
bined five SEC Freshman of the Week hon-
ors after the Baylor match.
In SEC play, the three went 23-4, includ-
ing seven victory-clinching wins.
One of the most important clinching
wins of the season came April 11 against
rival Georgia.
Florida led the then-No. 8 Bulldogs 3-2
as Van Overbeek and Benneteau were in
tight matches that could have gone either
way.
The team gathered near court No. 4 to
cheer on Van Overbeek in the third set.
Slilam frequently motioned to the crowd
to make noise and cheer for the freshman.
When Van Overbeek took the set 6-4 to
clinch the win over UGA, he was mobbed
by Slilam and the rest of the team.
"At this point in the season, we don't
like to think of the team as 'French guys'
and 'in-state guys,'" Jackson said. "We like
to see them all as Gators."
This group of Gators heads to Lexing-
ton, Ky., as the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tour-
nament with hopes of a rematch against
Tennessee, their lone conference loss. The
first-year players' contributions mean
two of three goals for the season are still
obtainable: SEC Tournament champions
and NCAA champions. Having risen five
spots since the first poll in January with
a chance to bring some hardware back to
Gainesville, these three first-year contribu-
tors have exceeded expectations.





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SOFTBALL, from page 22

The Gators got leadoff runners
aboard in the sixth and seventh
but never got anything going af-
ter that, ensuring the 8-3 defeat.
"When you're so used to win-
ning so many times, there's really
no answer for it," Walton said.
"We work hard, we play well, we
hit some balls well today and did
some good things, and defensive-
ly we made a couple nice plays.


"They want to win, they're
hungry, and there's no quit."
After play-
ing through the
rain for the last
hour of Game 1,
it was decided


nightcap. No
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that the forecast
was too forebod-
ing to attempt
to squeeze in a
makeup is being


BOBBY, from page 22


All they were doing was witnessing the begin-
ning of The Next Big Thing in sports writing
and taking notes on what they could be doing
better.
Then, it was former Alligator writer Nick
Zaccardi who jumped on the Bobby Callovi
bandwagon. He would give me "feedback" on
my stories without me even asking him.
He was more like a school girl who just got
to meet Justin Bieber than an older writer.
My stories would just come back with com-
ments like, "Great Job," "You're Amazing," "I
wish I was this good," and "I want to have
your children."
Poor guy still can't catch a break in the in-
dustry and is still living with his parents while
waiting for his first job offer.
Once I get out of this place, I will make sure
to help him out.


The next person to join my fan club was Ya-
hoo! Sports NFL writer Jason Cole. I decided
to take his sports reporting class here at UF to
pass on some advice to other future journalists
who were aspiring to be as good as me. There
was only so much I can do for those kids. Af-
ter all, I have so much natural ability that just
can't be taught.
Little did I know, it wasn't just the students
trying to learn from me.
Cole also wanted some tips. Although he
was once a great journalist, he has lost a step or
two and was looking for a way to rejuvenate
his career.
For those people who took that class with
me, all of those things he taught us about be-
ing sports writers were actually advice I gave
him before every class. Sorry Jason, I know I
promised to keep it a secret but it is about time
I get the credit I deserve. I can no longer allow
you to continue your Milli Vanilli routine and
take credit for something that is not yours.


Finally, and most surprisingly, professor
Mike Foley became the most recent addition to
people who are trying to join my entourage in
an attempt to get something out of the money
machine that is my career.
Usually, Foley sticks to the news sections of
the paper and doesn't worry too much about
sports, so you can imagine, I was somewhat
surprised but when you are this good, you
can't be too surprised when someone is just
trying to use you for their own gain when
Foley began sucking up to me.
Students having been kissing his ass for
years in hopes of him getting them a job,
which was obvious because he knew from ex-
perience that a courtesy laugh at all my jokes
would butter me up.
I still wasn't sure what he would get out of
being in my comer, but his intentions became
clear when he recommended me for an intern-
ship at his former employer the St. Petersburg
Times.


He can't help himself but to spew out praise
for the paper in every one of his class periods,
and he just want to use me as an example as
one of the greats his paper produced.
I have yet to decide whether I want to grant
the old man his last wish from me.
Other people in the Bobby Callovi Fan
Club who were not mentioned specifically in
this column include: Kyle Maistri, Adam Ber-
ry, my mom and dad, my girlfriend, professor
Norm Lewis and anyone who has ever read
one of my stories.
While currently I can only label them as ad-
mirers, the young writers at the Alligator that
were lucky enough to get my golden touch
such as Anthony Chiang, Tyler Jett, Greg Luca
and the five writers I hired out this semester
have the ability to become half the writer I am,
which is still a damn good thing.
So to all of you that have lived vicariously
through me for the last three years, you're
welcome.


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