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Murder trial begins
in UF slaying
By EVA KIS
Alligator Staff Writer
From his forcible removal
following a profane outburst in
front of potential jurors, Tavares
Williams had a tumultuous begin-
ning to his murder trial Monday.
Williams, 21, was charged with
first-degree murder in the beating
death of his guardian, UF political
science adjunct professor Barbara
Roth, after she was found in their
Covered Bridge Apartments unit
Monday's jury selection pro-
ceedings were interrupted by
an outburst of obscenities from
Williams, who had to be carried
out of Judge Robert Cates' court-
room by three bailiffs. It was his
Tricla Coyne/ Alligator Staff
Dennis Ngin celebrates his nomination as the presidential candidate for the Impact Party
and shares a few insightful words with fellow members Monday night at the Reitz Union.
Party nominates Ngin
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Student Body Treasurer Dennis Ngin was
nominated Monday night for Student Body
president but not for the Phoenix Party.
He will lead the newly named Irhpact
Party in its bid to win the Spring election.
Ngin spoke about his family history, his
involvement in student organizations and
his desire to serve students before delegates
officially voted to put him on the executive
"I've done all I can to be the best treasurer
I can be," Ngin said.
"I'm here, and I'm ready to serve you," he
Lawrence Roberts pro-
vides the Gators with their
most physical opponent
to date when UF faces the
Bulldogs tonight. Roberts
averages 18.6 points and
11.3 rebounds per game.
See story, pg. 20.
Ngin now may choose his vice president
and treasurer candidates to run alongside him
for the upcoming election to be held March
15 and 16.
Heralded by party leaders as the first
Student Body president in UF's history to be
nominated at a party convention, Ngin was
the only one to accept the nomination as the
presidential candidate for Impact, which is
the new name of the Phoenix Party.
Party adviser Andre Samuels and
Gainesville City Commission District 3 can-
didate Michael Belle, who also is a student
senator, were nominated alongside Ngin at
SEE PHOENIX, PAGE 9
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second such display that day.
Williams' competency to stand
trial was contested previously,
and he underwent treatment at a
state psychiatric facility. However,
State Attorney's Office spokesman
Spencer Mann said he doubted
Williams' actions indicated legiti-
"I would not be surprised if it
was a stunt or ploy
on his part," Mann
Local The prosecution
CpOutS concurred, adding
that Williams "vol-
himself through his behavior," and
that the trial should progress with-
Judge Cates nevertheless dis-
missed the approximately 40 po-
tential jurors who witnessed the
incident, and the jury instead was
chosen from a second pool.
SEE COURT, PAGE 9
Staff receive raises
* MORE THAN FOUR-FIFTHS
OF UF CAREER STAFF GOT AN
AVERAGE 1.5 PERCENT BUMP.
By JEFF SIRMONS
More than 80 percent of UF's
secretaries, clerks and assistants
earned merit-based raises Friday,
a gesture of thanks to the "un-
sung heroes" who work at UF.
"This raise was very much
called for," said Ed Poppell, UF
vice president for finance and
administration. "Our staff re-
ally needed a merit raise for their
There still are about 1,000 staff
members who are not yet eligible
for the raises but can apply for
one as soon as they qualify,
The Student Senate
tonight will make the first
move in deciding whether to
loan $500,000 to the Reitz
:Union to renovate its hotel,
where some areas have not
been renovated in nearly
See story, pg. 9.
UF staff has had a heightened
workload due to the June transi-
tion to the PeopleSoft computer
system, said Lee Ann Martin, a
clerk in the department of an-
"This raise serves as motiva-
_.,. tion for us to
put up with
she said. "We
we could go
back to the old
used to take us 30 minutes now
takes us a couple days."
UF staff generally goes unno-
ticed, with administrators plac-
ing priority in faculty, she said.
"A lot of staff members get.
overlooked," she said. "We work
pretty hard without getting much
SEE MERIT, PAGE 9
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2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1,2005
National SUV education
campaign to start Sunday
Beginning Sunday, a nation-
wide sport utility vehicle safety
campaign will begin due to the ef-
forts of Florida's attorney general.
The campaign is to be funded
by a $51.5 million settlement with
Ford Motor Company. Attorney
General Charlie Crist helped
launch the campaign after Ford
agreed to provide $27 million for
a year-long national education
program, according to a release.
The program will focus on re-
ducing SUV rollovers, especially
among young male drivers, the
demographic with the highest
tendency for such accidents.
Florida Highway Patrol
spokesman Michael Burroughs
confirmed -a younger driver's
susceptibility to rollovers.
He said inexperienced SUV
drivers tend to underestimate
the weight of their vehicles.
"They don't understand it is a
raised vehicle," Burroughs said.
"Because of the physics involved
and the raised nature and center
of gravity, it is more prone to a
Burroughs said an inexpe-
rienced driver may not think
about how deadly that can be.
Burroughs said he is pleased
with the campaign and awaits
funding for different media such
as TV, print, radio and pam-
phlets or brochures for education
"You can never fix anything
until somebody admits there is a
problem," he said.
Twenty-seven million may
sound like a lot but can be spent
rather quickly, he said.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 3
State senator enters 2006 race to succeed Jeb
* ROD SMITH SERVED AS STATE
ATTORNEY FOR ALACHUA COUNTY
FROM 1992 TO 2000.
By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE The man who suc-
cessfully argued for Danny Rolling's death
sentence hopes to resurrect the Democratic
Party and its values in Florida.
State Sen. Rod Smith officially threw his
hat in the gubernatorial ring Monday, filing
paperwork declaring his candidacy to suc-
ceed Jeb Bush as Florida's governor in 2006.
Smith, who represents Gainesville and
surrounding counties in the Florida Senate,
said his record as a moderate leader will
win back rural and North Florida voters
whose support has drifted from Democrats
to Republicans since the late Gov. Lawton
Rod Smith Timeline
1949 Born ;r Soutilest (,tCi't. M1o.
1954 Fanii', mo.e'd to Bo ntor Beacn.
1974 GraOuatea from UF Levin Co'llneg
1992 Electe.l Sir.t JudiLial Circuit State
1994 Cnrvic'tie Dann, Rcllng of fi.e
studerin miurdeic for .h.rii; h Rolling was 5 er.
[enr:ed tO death
2000 Elected to Florida Senate
2002 Re-eleC[ed aftei running unoop
2004 Delivered Democraric response to
Got. Busr's Star. of the State adr.iess
2005 Declared carniriac.', for Florida
Chiles was re-elected in 1994.
"I have a vision for Florida that will work
not only in core Democratic counties but will
work throughout the state," he said. "We've
got to not only maintain our core voters,
but we've got to get some of the disaffected
Democrats, the independents and even some
of the moderate Republicans to vote for us. I
think it can be done, andI think I can do it."
Smith, seen as a tough-on-crime state at-
torney from 1992 to 2000, won national recog-
nition ii 1994 when he secured a conviction
against Rolling for the 1990 murders of five
He was elected to- the Senate in 2000 and
has earned a reputation as a pragmatic mod-
erate who can reach across the aisle to work
with the Senate's Republican leadership.
In November, Senate President Tom
Lee (R-Bradenton) tapped him to chair the
Senate's Committee on Agriculture.
"I think the average voter wants people in
office who work together for solutions, not a
bunch of partisans," he said. "Not every bad
idea is Republican, not every good idea is
Democratic, and I've been privileged to work
with good people in the Senate on both sides
of the aisle."
As a senator whose constituency includes
UF, Smith has strong ties to the university. He
graduated from UF's Levin College of Law
in 1974 and now teaches there as an adjunct
Smith said UF student volunteers would
be an important part of his campaign, and
several law students have already told him
they want to get involved.
"There's nothing as good as a good bunch
of Gators," he said, adding that his campaign
will gear up after the legislative session in
which.he plans to focus chiefly on his Senate
Smith also said that funding for higher
Alligator rile rnolo
Rod Smith, then State Attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, holds up a military-style
Kar-Bar knife during the 1994 trial of serial killer Danny Rolling. Smith sprang from the
trial into the national spotlight and then on into Florida politics.
education would be a higher priority in his
administration than it has been for Gov. Bush,
whose budget proposal this year includes
only a quarter of the new money the Board of
Governors says is necessary just to keep pace
with new-student enrollment.
Smith is the second Democrat to enter the
race, after Bud Chiles, son of the late gover-
nor, declared his candidacy Jan. 12.
Other Democrats thought to be mulling a
run are U.S. Rep. Jim Davis of Tampa, state
Democratic Party chairman Scott Maddox,
and Betty Castor, who narrowly lost to Mel
Martinez in the U.S. Senate election.
Endowment gets boost from tardy Legislature funds
School coffers grow 26 percent
By EMILY YEHLE
Scholarships and fellowships
received a boost after the UF
Foundation, the organization that
manages the university's private
fund, grew its coffers by $156 mil-
lion in the 2003-04 fiscal year.
The 26 percent increase far ex-
'ceeds that of the 2002-03 fiscal year,
which boasted a less than 1-percent
Nearly a quarter of that money
comes from a $39 million chunk re-
ceived from the Florida Legislature
as part of a program that matches
private donations to universities,
said Paul Robell, UF vice president
for development and alumni affairs.
The Legislature was behind on
its payments by three or four years,
Robell said. Thus, the payment was
given all at once in 2004, adding
significantly to the endowment.
The program is now only one year
behind on its payments to the foun-
"It was a big jump due to good
investments, new gifts and the state
matching gifts program," Robell
At the end of the fiscal year, $738
million remained 'in the endow-
ment, compared to the $590 million
that remained at the end of the
2002-03 fiscal year.
UF isn't alone in- its good
fortune. College endowments in-
creased by an average of 15 percent,
the best performance in 8 years, ac-
cording to the Chronicle of Higher
Based on a list of 741 institu-
tions compiled by the National
Association of College and
University Business Officers, UF is
one of 74 that increased its endow-
UAditnistraton 25 percent
ranks No. 69 on the list for the total
amount in endowments.
Four percent of a donor's gift to
the endowment is put toward schol-
arships, fellowships, professorships
and other university programs. The
rest'stays in the endowment and is
Every year, another 4 percent of
the gift is donated. If the founda-
tion has increased that gift through
investments, that percentage will
Thus, an increase in the endow-
ment benefits everyone, Robell
"It's across the board," he said.
As for how the endowment will
do in the 2004-05 fiscal year, Robell
said it was up in the air.
"We hope we'll do a lot better,"
he said. "But it's hard to say we're
going to do better than 26 percent."
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Party to name hopeful
By BRIDGET CAREY
The Gator Party, sporting the ever-
popular color combination of orange
and blue, will rally on the Reitz Union
Colonnade this afternoon to bolster
support and announce its Student Body
presidential candidate, Joe Goldberg, a
former Student Senate president.
The campaign rally begins at 12:30
p.m. and will feature brief speeches
from Goldberg and others that focus
on how the party can improve student
S"I'll be announcing my candidacy
for Student Body president with the
Gator Party," Goldberg said, but he
wanted to wait until the rally to go into
detail about his campaign plans.
Goldberg, a Student Government
veteran, has been involved with
Student Senate for about three years
and didn't run for re-election during
the 2004 Access-dominated Fall race.
He is working with Gainesville Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan and others as a stu-
dent representative to extend bar clos-
ing times to 3 a.m., arguing the change
would be beneficial to students' safety.
Gator Party spokesman Sen.
Sundeep Rawal said students will have
the opportunity to
". get information on
.' how to get involved
-- with the campaign
; during the rally.
"We're looking to
L Jexpand SG to meet
the needs of every
Goldberg student," Rawal said.
He added the
party has not finalized its vice presi-
dent and treasurer nominees yet, but
the party couldn't resist announcing
Goldberg's incomplete ticket because
it wants to "let people know [Goldberg
is] the most qualified and capable per-
son for the job."
Six remain in search for
* THREE FINALISTS FOR THE PRO-
VOST POSITION ARE EXPECTED TO
INTERVIEW TODAY AND WEDNESDAY.
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
Three of the six finalists to be UF's sec-
ond-in-command will convene both today
and Wednesday at the Hilton University
of Florida & Conference Center to meet
university officials for the first time.
Today's provost interviews include
George Atkinson from the University of
Arizona and the U.S. State Department;
Cristina Gonzalez of the University of
California at Davis, the only female candi-
date and the only representative from the
humanities; and Pramod Khargonekar,
dean of the UF College of Engineering
and the only internal candidate.
Wednesday's interviews include Mark
Thiemens of the University of California
at San Diego, Richard Hoffman of the
University of Nebraska at Lincoln and
Arthur Epstein of Ohio State University.
The interviews are neither the first nor
the last stage of the search. Search firm
Baker Parker .and Associates narrowed
the applications down to 12 from which
the search committee picked the six final-
UF The finalists
-" will visit the UF
campus to meet
with a variety of groups, and from there,
UF President Bernie Machen will pick the
next chief academic officer. The selection
should occur no later than June 1.
The position opened when Provost
David Colburn announced he would re-
sign last Spring to return to the classroom
and allow Machen to pick his own team.
The interviews begin at 8 a.m. each day.
To view live broadcasts of the interviews,
visit http:/-/www.aa.ufl.edu/ and click
the "provost search interviews" link.
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,f North-South Drive renamed
By EMILY YEHLE
North-South Drive is no more.
Workers tore down the signs of the street
Monday and replaced them with ones that
read "Gale Lemerand Drive."
Thus, the first donor-named street on the
UF campus was christened.
Lemerand has been a long-time donor to
UF, helping to fund football offices, an athletic
center and the Basketball Practice Complex.
In fact, the athletic center, which houses
most of the major Spring sports, and football
offices are already named after him.
Most recently, Lemerand gave "a signifi-
cant amount" to the university, half of which
will go to athletics and half to academics, said
Phil Pharr, University Athletic Association's
director of development for Gator Boosters
Inc., the fund-raising arm of the UAA.
The donation prompted the UAA to re-
quest that North-South Drive be renamed
"Not only is he a tremendous donor, he's a
friend of the university," Pharr said. "He's just
a great guy to have and is an asset not only
with athletic department but with the univer-
Lemerand is the co-founder of Gainesville's
Stonewood Grill & Tavern and founder of
Gale Industries, one of the largest insulation
subcontracting firms in the country.
For the past decade, Lemerand has been
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However, he is not a UF
On alumnus but was introduced to
Campus the school in 1995 by Bill Lloyd,
a member of Gator Boosters, ac-
cording to a press release.
"The guy is just a great Gator," Pharr said.
His latest donation to the boosters will go
to scholarship endowments and capital im-
provements, Pharr said.
The UF Board of Trustees approved the
renaming of the road in December 2003, but
the change had to be approved by the Florida
Legislature in 2004.
"Not only is he a tremendous do-
nor, he's a friend of the university.
He's just a great guy to have and
is an asset not only with athletic
department but with the university
director of development for Gator Boosters
Then, Gainesville police and emergency
services had to be given notice of the change
because of safety issues, Pharr said.
The official name change thus did not oc-
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UF president should get
bonus but look to future
President Machen could soon be looking at a big payday.
If the decision is based upon successful completion of his
goals for the university, he deserves it.
One thing you can say about UF's first long-term president
in years is that he has chosen clear goals and stuck to them
By now, everyone knows there is one thing that looms over
all else in Machen's mind: research. He has made it his priority
since day one to mold UF into a Top 10 public research univer-
sity, and he has certainly taken strides toward that goal.
The numbers speak for themselves: a $40 million increase in
research funding, a 2.4 percent increase in donations and record
His improvements to the status of UF faculty were not as
impressive, but they also are steps in the right direction.
The 4 percent base merit salary program, $1,000 one-time
bonus and continuing $150 million Faculty Challenge fund-
raising drive were much needed by a faculty that had not had a
raise in a decade. However, Machen admitted in his assessment
that in this case "it is likely UF remains 6 to 8 percent below
public AAU peer institutions."
This is not acceptable. If the administration wants UF legiti-
mately to be considered one of the finest institutions of higher
learning in the country, it must do much better for its instruc-
tors than below average.
The effects of Machen's changes to the administration are
harder to gauge than the others', but the new vice president of
human resources position and Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender Affairs should prove to be positive additions.
There were a few missteps during Machen's first year, of
course. PeopleSoft was a disaster when first implemented, and
there still is convincing left to be done that it is a worthwhile
innovation. Relations between administration and faculty are
improving, but they remain frosty as compromise has not yet
been reached on the subject of faculty unions.
And there is one aspect of the university that is not directly
considered in any of the aforementioned advances: the stu-
While these improvements will benefit UF as a whole, it
must not be forgotten that Machen and the administration's
ultimate responsibility is to provide the best education possible
to those who choose to attend.
For instance, the advances in research must not come at the
cost of teachers' involvement with students. Highly respected
researchers make for more impressive degrees, but it is not
worth the tradeoff if they pay little attention to the classes that
are the real reason they are here.
Furthermore, all of the research prestige in the world won't
mean anything without quality students. While UF is looking
good in that department after securing the No. 1 spot among
public universities in attracting National Merit Scholars, an ac-
cumulation of disturbing trends, if not addressed, could cause
this to change.
Block tuition, for instance, is not going to appeal to high
school students trying to determine where they will get the
best bang for their college buck. This especially is true if they
pay much attention to their Gator friends who tell them horror
stories about overcrowded and unavailable classes.
The easiest way to commit to getting students out of here in
four years is to make sure they can take the courses they need
to graduate, not to punish them monetarily.
When all is considered, Machen should get a passing grade
on his first-term report card and the bonus that comes along
with it but he's got a lot to do for the students if he expects
the same next year.
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Election is over, now real work begins
after months of bickering over the nature of the
war in Iraq, we see the results of a costly fight.
Officials estimate that about 60 percent of Iraqis
went to the polls to cast their ballots Sunday. While many
citizens thought only of voting for particular candidates,
they were in fact voting for democracy itself.
The images of Iraqi voters are heartening. Scenes such
as those of women making peace signs with their inked
fingers represent not only hope for a nation but also a
hope for peace and equality within the region. Iraq, in its
new life, will exist as a modem state not as one trapped
in a past of extremism and torture.
Officials originally expected only 57 percent of the
population to vote. Naysayers around the world expected
a low turnout. Many said Iraq was not ready for the free
exercise of democracy. It's clear that not only were the citi-
zens of Iraq ready to vote, but they were impatient to do
so. Iraqi citizens stood in line for hours to cast their ballots.
They stood tall and strong as they made their choices.
People have called the war in Iraq a mistake. The faces
of Iraqi voters suggest otherwise.
Members of the Democratic Party didn't think the
United States could do it. They said turnout would be
lowland violence would hinder civic duty. But they were
wrong: Turnout was high and violence was low. Citizens
had been waiting decades for the ability to cast a ballot
that had meaning.
Now, as the ballots are counted, the hard work of re-
building a nation that was torn apart by a tyrant contin-
ues. Citizens not only will be able to cast ballots and criti-
cize their government, but they also will be able to share in
the successes of their nation. Iraqis will return to the polls
in December to cement the foundations of democracy that
were laid Sunday.
President Bush has pledged
that if the new government of
Iraq requests the withdrawal
Sof American troops, its request
would be granted. The senti-
ments of Baghdad's new mayor,
Allison Cullin Al Fadel, seem to suggest that
Strategery Sessions American troops will be not only
firstname.lastname@example.org welcomed, but celebrated. He said,
"We have a lot of work, and we are
especially grateful to the soldiers
of the U.S.A. for freeing our country of tyranny:"
The United States gave Iraq the opportunity to succeed.
The birth of democracy in Iraq will define not only the fu-
ture of the Iraqi people but also the image of freedom in
the Middle East. With strong, clear leadership, Iraq will
serve as a model for other nations. Our vision of freedom
for the Iraqi people extends throughout the Middle East.
It's clear that-tyranny is the way of the past, and clemoc-
racy is the hope for the future.
As the leaders of Iraq rebuild the nation, they must also
define the foundations of democracy. Sunday's election
should serve only as a first taste of the institution of de-
mocracy that must be fitted to the character of Iraq.
On Sunday, Iraqis stood at the starting line of freedom.
The path they have chosen will not be easy. Democracy
rarely is. But with their votes, they choose their own
Rather than having to cast ballots in blood for a single
candidate in a charade of an election, the citizens of Iraq
were given the opportunity to define their own fate and
shape their own future.
Allison Cullin is a political science and economics sopho-
more. Her column appears on Tuesday.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you think
President Machen focused on the
right goals during his first year?
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Letters to the Editor
Porn speaker unfair to S&M community
Editor: I was shocked and appalled
to read the article about "The Great Porn
Debate" in which UF professor Diana K.
Nagy is quoted as saying, "Both of them are
coming from the same direction. They both
agree that S&M and child pornography are
I say this because, while I was not at the
debate, I cannot understand how S&M por-
nography can be grouped in the same "un-
acceptable" category as child pornography.
Does Professor Nagy even know what S&M
is? Does she understand that it is a part of
what commonly is known as BDSM, which
refers to bondage, discipline, dominance,
submission, sadism and masochism? I be-
lieve that she must not, because if she had
any idea what these things actually were she
would know they have nothing in common
with child pornography or other unaccept-
able forms of sexual activity such as bestial-
ity. BDSM is a perfectly valid lifestyle choice
in which people can and do achieve great
satisfaction through acts of dominance and
submission, which to many include receiv-
ing or inflicting pain.
While much of the BDSM community is
much more involved than what is portrayed
in mainstream media, something as simple
as a person enjoying being spanked during
sex counts as masochism. A cornerstone of
the BDSM lifestyle is that these acts occur
between consenting adults, and all neces-
sary precautions are taken to ensure the
relative safety of the activities. Thus, "S&M"
porn should not and does not condone vio-
lence and abuse. If her concern is possible
violence toward women, Professor Nagy
should be made aware that many women
involved in BDSM are dominant over men.
Furthermore, I want to make it clear
that I am not blasting only the professor.
The author of this article made a choice to
include that quote and in doing so served to
perpetuate outdated myths.
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Online voting saves money, gains voters
Editor: Since becoming Student Body
treasurer, I have witnessed Student
Government divided along party and
ideological lines. I'm pleased to see that, in
recent weeks, student leaders have come
together and united toward the goal of im-
plementation of online voting in SG elec-
tions. In the past few days, students have
joined myself and Student Body President
Jamal Sowell to increase participation in
SG elections by placing the initiative for
online voting on the March ballot. I invited
student leaders from across campus to join
with me in ensuring online voting has an
opportunity to be discussed.
The more students participate in dia-
logue about SG, the more responsive the
institution becomes. The simple truth is
that reducing unnecessary, spending while
maximizing student access increases the
value of SG. Running the 2004 Student
Body presidential election, including the
run-off, cost students $21,789.07 a cost of
more than $1 for each of the 21,000 ballots
cast. The cost of instituting online voting is
approximately $2,000 a year, or less than 10
cents each for the same number of votes.
Online voting is a unifying issue. A
non-partisan executive committee con-
ducted hundreds of hours of research to
investigate the viability of the initiative.
President Sowell commissioned Access
Sen. Andrew Hoffman to compile a de-
tailed report on online Voting. The report
observed other institutions with online
voting and found that this method of vot-
ing was not only safe but also resulted in
dramatic increases in turnout. The time to
act upon this issue is now.
We have proposed this method of vot-
ing because it could result in financial
savings of about $20,000 in election costs:
This money can be spent on students and
student organizations, as opposed to being
wasted on outdated election methods. We
would much rather fund student organiza-
tions than paper ballots. As an advocate of
the usage of SG reserves to fund organiza-
tions and initiatives, my focus has always
been upon fiscal responsibility. We hope
that the initiative will be presented on the
March ballot to give students the oppor-
tunity to decide. This issue belongs in the
hands of the students.
Months of planning and. research cul-
minated in yesterday's marathon effort
to involve students in the movement to
increase student voter access.
We have worked long and hard to
ensure that students have a strong voice
in SG. With online voting, participation
would be easy and efficient.
UF deserves online voting. It demands
Student Body Treasurer
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GRU faces locals' criticism for proposed coal plant
Residents worry about emissions
By BRIAN HAGEN
The planned $540-million Gainesville
Regional Utilities' Deerhaven plant met de-
termined opposition from residents Monday
night who feared environmental hazards from
the coal-burning facility.
Residents filled Gainesville's City Hall
voicing opinions for and against the plant in a
special meeting of the City Commission.
Outside City Hall and beside a hand-paint-
ed sign that read "NO OIL," Tom Cunilio, of
the Resource Development and Conservation
group, expressed his fear of contaminants.
"I'm scared to death of mercury," he said.
"Wood has no mercury. We want to see com-
pletely renewable wood resources."
The general manager of GRU, Mike Kurtz,
said his company would welcome an inde-
pendent peer review.
He also said emissions equipment on the
plant will reduce emissions of mercury and
other harmful gases and will release no more
carbon than a natural-gas plant.
The favored model for the power plant will
bum a combination of solid fuel coal and
petroleum coke and
Gainesville City biomass wood pulp,
Com-miission plants and trees.
The goal is to balance
renewable energy, reliability and an afford-
able, secure energy supply," said Ed Regan,
GRU's assistant general manager for strategic
The Alachua County Environmental
Protection Advisory Committee wants GRU
to provide better data on the emission of met-
als, mercury and fine particulates, which are
small airborne particles linked to lung and
"GRU has provided us with no real alterna-
tives," said committee member David Harlos,
who also added that using biomass by itself
should be considered.
"We have huge local reserves of biomass
- enough to entirely replace coal," he said.
Biomass creates less energy than coal
plants, creating 30 to 40 megawatts of power,
as opposed to a coal plant's 200 megawatts.
'What is Black History Month?' forum kicks off events
By GLENDA LUFT
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF students debated the importance of black history to
today's young adults at the first-ever "What is Black History
Month?" forum Monday night.
Sponsored by Omega Psi Phi and the Black Student Union,
the forum, which drew about 25 students, was planned with
hopes to increase enthusiasm for upcoming events, said event
coordinator and moderator Marcus Madison.
"We were trying to get people excited before it starts,"
Madison said. "We have numerous forums every year on differ-
ent topics, but this is the first year we decided to do it on this."
Besides educating students on the origins of Black History
Month, topics ranging from the commercialization of black cul-
ture to poverty in the black community were discussed.
Students at the forum seemed to agree there was a lack of
enthusiasm for black history among black young adults.
Enthusiasm for the month must start from childhood, edu-
cation major Richard Belizaire said, citing the lack of black-his-
tory education in public schools.
"If as a child you don't know your history, how can you be
excited about Black History Month?" Belizaire said. "You can't
have enthusiasm if you don't know what these people did."
Students, however, also acknowledged the personal respon-
sibility to find sources of information outside school.
"A lot of events happened so long ago that it doesn't seem
to relate to us," said criminology and sociology major Billy
Holcombe. "But as a black person, if you don't know enough
about your history, it's your responsibility to find out more."
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Student Senate wary of large hotel renovation loan
By BRIDGET CAREY
The Student Senate will make its first move
tonight in deciding whether to loan $500,000
to the Reitz Union to renovate its hotel, where
some parts have not been renovated in nearly
The request, which gained favor from the
Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
last week, is raising eyebrows with some offi-
cials who have never dealt with a request for a
loan from SG reserves.
"My concern is that it's unprecedented,"
said Student Body Treasurer Dennis Ngin.
"Student Government has never done any-
thing like this before. I just want to make sure
it's done right."
Tuition-based Activity and Service Fees
fund more than 60 percent of the union's
yearly budget, with the remainder self-gener-
ated by the building's facilities, which include
the Food Court and Game Room.
Supporters of the bill say the hotel's im-
provements would benefit. students. If the
hotel is able to raise its rates and gain more
business, the union would ultimately request
less money from Activity and Service Fees.
But the Senate's yearly allocation is not
enough to cover the costs of refurbishing the
36-room Reitz Union Hotel, which hasn't
had a facelift in 17 years, according to union
Associate Director Michael Mironack.
Patrons' complaints focus on bathrooms,
he said, noting that lighting in the rooms casts
a "yellow dinge." .
"There is a need [to renovate] because
we're starting to see negative comments,"
Mironack said. "But also if I want to get these
rooms in shape for next football season, I got
to start now."
Mironack, who has previous Holiday Inn
management experience, said hotels are reno-
vated every five to seven years because it's
natural for hotel rooms to "take a beating:"
"We're in a very necessary stage
Reitz Union associate director
Activity and Service Fees allocated to the
union are not earmarked for a particular use.
However, fees cover the cost of common ex-
penses such as utilities, employee salaries and
building upkeep, Mironack said.
He said union officials exhausted their
search for other possibilities to find the needed
funding and found no practical solution. The
union could approach UF's Board of Trustees,
the university's highest governing body, but
he said it wouldn't be worth the hassle.
"The administrative headache to go
through all those channels would be a night-
mare," Mironack said.
In addition, UF's General Counsel office
informed officials to be cautious of potential
legal liabilities in using student money to re-
furbish a profitable hotel, but Mironack said
that to his knowledge, nothing was found that
would make the loan illegal.
"We're in a very necessary stage right
now," he said. "We wouldn't be coming to
Student Government if we didn't think it was
The plan is for the hotel to raise its current
$60-a-night room rate to $75 to help pay back
SG within five years.
In addition, the union also will be request-
ing $100,000 to help with payment on an
emergency sewage-piping problem that was
handled during Winter Break.
Prosecution will not seek death penalty in murder case
PHOENIX, from page 1
Following Ngin's nomina-
tion, the name of the Phoenix
Party officially was changed to
the Impact Party after debate
occurred on what name del-
egates felt would best reflect
$Student mission and
r ;;' direction.
a name chosen over Action,
Phoenix, Support and-Unite,
was suggested during the con-
vention by Career Development
Cabinet Director Rosey Pierre.
She said the name, which
is meant to reflect the party's
history, is both powerful and
"It suits what we're all
about," Pierre said.
The Impact Party, formerly
known as both Phoenix and
Access, is the reiteration of
the party formed last year by
Student Body President Jamal
"The people who were
against me I gave them ac-
cess too," Sowell said before
The 2004 Access Party
took on the name Phoenix
after Michael Shine, a non-
Access member, registered the
name before party officials in
After the new name was
decided Monday night, Ngin
called out to supporters, and
delegates huddled around him
"It's not the name it's the
people that run with it," Ngin
COURT, from page 1
Jurors were instructed that
the state would not seek the
death penalty in Williams' case.
"There's a threshold to qualify
for death-penalty cases, and this
did not," Mann said, noting that
the crime "doesn't meet the
standards of aggravating versus
Though prosecutor Marc
Peterson explained to the po-
tential jurors that Williams had
waived counsel and that his
own absence was voluntary,
several of them questioned the
validity of a trial with neither
the defendant nor a defense at-
The proceeding would not
have been diminished, Peterson
However, during a recess
between the end of jury selec-
tion and the commencement of
his trial, Williams re-invoked
his right to representation, ac-
cording to Peterson. Despite a
bailiff's warning that "it is not
gonna be safe for [Williams], for
the public, for the officers of this
court" if Williams were allowed
to return, he sat sedately by his
attorney as trial proceedings
Roth had cared for Williams
as her own son for approxi-
mately two years, having met
him through her job as a social
worker in Volusia County.
Though Roth did ndt adopt
Williams, Peterson said, "in
every aspect they had a mother-
In his opening statement,
Peterson described Williams
NICK west/ Alllgator starr
Tavares Williams, right, talks to his attorney at the beginning of his trial Monday afternoon. Wil-
liams is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his guardian, UF adjunct professor
Barbara Roth in 2002.
coming home the day of Roth's
death and telling his guardian
he had a surprise for her.
As Roth closed her eyes in
anticipation, Peterson recounted,
Williams repeatedly struck her in
the head and side with a baseball
Williams allegedly then went
to his girlfriend's house and told
her what happened. He then re-
turned to the apartment attempt-
ing to clean up the scene.
Concerned coworkers called
Covered Bridge property manag-
er Gaynelle Fondren, who found
Roth the next day.
Jurors screened video foot-
age taken of the crime scene.
Gainesville Police Officer Bret
Starr, lead forensic investiga-
tor, described Roth as wrapped
in "several layers of sheets and
blankets," adding blood on the
apartment's carpet was found to
be "consistent with having bleach
applied to it."
A bottle of bleach was found
in Roth's kitchen.
Today, the prosecution will
continue to present its case pend-
ing a motion to suppress a 26-
minute videotaped confession by
Williams. Though such motions
generally are dealt with prior
to the commencement of a trial,
Mann said it's not uncommon for
several motions to arise during
the course of a murder case.
Staff raises will take effect Friday; money distributed later
MERIT, from page 1
Staff members, on avera
percent raise as determine
"This raise was definite
Carol Binello, administrative assistant to The staff's raises will take effect Friday but
the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and won't be disbursed until later this month.
Sciences. "Once staff found out faculty re- Staff members also will be surveyed this
ceived a 3.5 percent raise last year 'and staff semester about both their workload and
didn't get a raise, morale was a bit low, but perceptions of how well the university is
age, received a 1.5 this makes up for it." functioning. The university's Academic &
d by their depart- Starting in July, eligible faculty received Professional Assembly is coordinating the
merit-based raises totaling 4 percent of the survey. It is modeled after the faculty survey
ely overdue," said uni' i -it-, total faculty payroll, given last year.
10, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
The first of three finalists for a
new senior administrative position
at UF, a self-described "change
agent," met today with a host of
potential colleagues to discuss
how to remedy UF's staff and fac-
UF President Bernie Machen
created the position of vice presi-
dent for human resources after re-
viewing a faculty survey.showing
complaints about pay, benefits and
recognition. The rarity of this high-
level position for human resources
is what Paul Michaud, the first of
the finalists to tour the campus,
said attracted him to the job.
"You can count on one hand
in this country the number of full
vice-president positions for hu-
man resources," Michaud said,
crediting Machen for the forward
thinking. "I think he's very cut-
Michaud is the assistant vice
president for human resources at
FIU in Miami.
"Everyone was quite impressed
with him," said Human Resources
Director Larry Ellis. "He's very
"You can count on one
hand in this country the
number of full vice-presi-
dent positions for human
resources. I think [Ma-
chen's] very cutting-edge.."
Human resources VP finalist
Machen will make the final-de-
cision from the recommendations
of the search committee and the
interviewers sometime after Feb.
9, when the final candidate visits
UF, search committee chairwoman
Pam Bernard wrote in an e-mail.
The vice president will over-
see a reorganization of human
resources under Machen's direc-
tion, which probably will include
moving certain faculty services,
such as advertising new positions
and handling the paperwork of
hiring new faculty, to the new
The vice president's office may
also handle grievances such as dis-
crimination and sexual harassment
complaints. When he announced
the position, Machen said com-
plaints were handled by depart-
ments, which often put them in the
hands of the accused.
Interviews with finalists Kyle
Cavanaugh and Loretta Harper are
to occur Feb. 9 and 10, respectively.
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Very nice 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA4 blocks from
UF.. Fully furn $350/mo incl all utils. Call 941-
1 BR avail in a 3 BR/1BA Duckpond house.
Grad/prof preferred. Must love dogs! $275/
mo + 1/3 utils. Lease length negotiable. Call
Furn. room in private home for female, NS.
Kitchen + laundry priv. Utils + cable, furn.
$300/mo Avail March 1st 352-372-3713
U For Rent
GATOR PLACE APTS 3600 SW 23 St.
2BR/1BA W/D is optional. Park in front of
your apt. Pet play park. 2 mi to VA/Shands.
$525/mo 372-0507. 4-20-71-2
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5 Days, Meals, Parties, Taxes
Party With Real World Celebrities!
Panama City $179
Daytona $159, Cancun $499
Ethics Award Winning Company!
12, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005
U [ I For Rent
O ) unfurnished
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2
Walk to UF, Studios and 1 BR's
From $505. Free parking
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
$89 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
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Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS'
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s from $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
* Avail NOW orAUGUST!
0 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
BIG CITY LIVING DOWNTOWN
Stylish Studios, 1/1's, 2/2's, 3/3's
Avail. Now/Fall: 338-0002
*SUN BAY APTSO
*Grad students $99 Deposite
S,^,"II- or Bike to Campus 0*
1-1 4460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 -- $515, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2
Quiet! Convenience! Location!
S1BR $460* 2BR $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards!
0 Walk to UF! Pets Welcome!
* Now orAugust! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF Remodeled, Oul House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-71-2
Huge 3BR/2BA $850
Alarm cool pool tennis b-ball
Free UF parking Perfect for pets
Amazing specials 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2
Perfect for 1, Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Mov6in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
S For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
LIVE EVERY DAY A VACATIONI!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3B3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Luxury 2 & 3 BRs
FREE tanning, 24 hr Gym
Gated entry, pets ok
Limited spots, 372-0400
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gyrm-
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
Make Them Green With Envy!
Luxury 2&3 Bedrooms from $850
Pool*Hot Tub*Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
Reserve now for fall! 372-8100
HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations andcprice ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
Leasing Now & Fall
Large 2BR/1BA $629, 3BR/2BA $855
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
(DOB 12/17/84); 6'00",
170 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Aggravated Battery with a
Call (352) 372-STOP
1 BLOCK FROM UF
Luxury 2BR/2BA townhomes.
W/D, private balconies.
Open until 8pm and WEEKENDS
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4BR/4BA at UF
Only 2 left for Fall
W/D, Alarm, Pets ok.
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease
Sun Island Properties
Need space for a 2,3 or 4-some?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Move-in now, 1 month free! 332-7401
*LIVE A RESORT LIFESTYLE*
1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 townhomes
Free Tanning, Aerobics, 24 hr gym
PC lab, Gated, Trash Svc, All amenities.
Leasing Now & Fall, 335-4455
Want more? Free even!
4BR 2.5 $1020 Only 1 left
Spacious floor plan alarm tennis
Free UF parking 376-4002
BIG VALUE, SMALL PRICE
2BR TH $639 inc W/D, alarm, park free@UF
Pets welcome, Daily Specials!
Avail NOW or Fall 373-1111
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
$150 deposit. $200 off 1st month rent
HOUSE Walk to UF!
Spacious 3BR house avail now!
Wood floors, huge screen porch
Great Value! Open wkends 372-7111
l For Rent
) 8- unfurnished
More for less, FREE even!
2BR/2BA Only $680
Pool bus route alarm tennis
Pet perfect- Free
Stop by and see us 376-4002
1BR/1BA $420, 2BR/1BA $495, 2BR/2BA
$525, 3BR/2BA $695. New carpet, Italian
tile, cent AC/H, covered patio, DW, verticals,
W/D hkups, pool. Some utils, walk to UF.
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tle, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$499 377-1633 2-25-38-2
ALREADY SICK OF YOUR ROOMMATE?
SPECIAL DEALS AT
***LIVE IN LUXURY***
HUGE TWNHMS:2/2 & 3/3
Free cable, w/HBO & Showtime
W/D*alarm*free tanning*comp lab
Pets welcome*Private dog park
Leasing NOW & FALL 377-2801
Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA& 2BR/2BAAvailable. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2
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I For Rent
U 1 unfurhished
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650sq ft
1BR 1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats!
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480.
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75, 332-5070.
HOUSES Close to UF, schools, shopping,
630 NW 35th St. 3/2, family room, carport,
Ig screened porch, fenced backyard $1200
331-0095 OTHER HOUSES AVAILABLE.
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool; tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 2-14-35-2
Up to 1 month FREE rent!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1&2 BR apts
avail Aug. Special from $310/person. Lofts,
hrdwd firs & more. Going fast! Call 376-6223
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-21-71-2
*2 BLOCKS TO UF*
Large 3BR/1BA House Carpet, cent H/AC,
Available March 1st $700/mo 375-8256
3BR/2BA House $950
1BR/1BA House $450
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
So Close to Campus
Avail now, 2BR/1 & 2 BA apts.
$400, $450, $695 Mitchell Realty
374-8579 x 1 4-20-70-2
1/2 PRICE APTS! Close to UF/Downtown.
2BR & 3BR starting @ $525/mo Call 373-
4423 or online at www.maximumre.com
PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee.
twnhm.2BR/1.5BA privacy fence, modern
appliances/fans, WD hkups, 1000 SW 59th
Terr. Pvt owner, please leave detailed mes-
sage. Other units avail. $425/mo 331-2099
S For Rent
SHORT LEASE NEGOTIABLE on some
units SEE PET'S PARADISE AD 352-331-
LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT?
The Leasing Connection
1608 NW 1st Ave
Located right behind Florida Bookstore
Plenty of FREE PARKING!
FREE Apartment & Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
2BR/1BA Duckpond area house. Cent'H/A,
W/D, DW, large yard, prefer grad students.
Pets OK $780/mo 850-529-7069 2-3-20-2
3BR across from UF
Avail Fall, From $385 per BR.
Vaulted ceilings, laundry,
Breakfast bar, pets ok.
Open WEEKENDS 371-7777
WOOD FLOORS at UF.
1&2 BRs avail Fall
Pets ok, some w/ W/D
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!I
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
2BR/1.5BA 5-10 min bike ride to med or UF.
All new carpet, W/D, DW, stove. No smk,
pets, 239-898-9317 1038 B off SW'6 St on
10th Ln. $600/mo 3-7-38-2
6 MONTH LEASE 2BR/1.5BA
Duplex, walk to UF,,CH/AC,
$495/rent, 805 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
DOWNTOWN LOCATION 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
U I unfurnished
CHEAP RENT! 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387
2BR/1BA HAILE HOUSE
3BR/2BA HAILE HOUSE
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, pain
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $650/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$30 off deposit 0 376-2507
3BR/4BR LIKE A HOUSE-**
Huge townhouse, fireplace,
W/D hook-ups, patio,
New carpet & tile, fitness & basketball
high speed wireless internet
3BR/2.5BA only $850
4BR/3BA only $1099
Close to UF in SW
3BR/2BA HOUSE. Close to UF & Santa Fe.
STile floors, Berber carpet, all appliances incl.
Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-
SEROIUS STUDENTS ONLY. New 3BR/2BA
house, 2 car garage in brand new subdivi-
sion close to UF & SFCC. All appliances
$1300/nio Negotiable based on length of
lease. Call 215-9987 2-14-21-2
1 MONTH FREE on 2BR Units
Starting at $760/mo Gated community.
Mon thru Fri 1 to 5pm, Sat 10am to 2pm
5950 SW 20th Ave 332-3022
1BR w/pvt gated courtyard. Small
quiet complex located at 3320 SW 23rd
St. Starting @ $380/mo. Pets arranged.
Call 377-2150. Please leave a message.
l For Rent
All the space you need only $1050
Pool*Hot Tub* Tennis*Gym*PC Lab
W/D*Cable with HBO*Extra Storage
The perfect three-bedroom! 372-8100
Haile Plantation Laurel Park. 3BR/2BA
Beautiful home. Quiet neighborhood. Great
running trails. $1200/mo Avail 3/1. Bruce
DUCK POND! Cute 1BR/1BA, wood floors,
eat-in kitchen, ceiling fans, $475/rent
305-C NE 6th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
3BR/3 full baths. End unit. W/D. Recently
renovated. $795/mo. Call 407-578-2721
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$99 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Centerl
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
* NW 39 Ave 2/2, patio, loft, new w/d ptn fir,
Ig open, good area $580-610 2/2, pation,
gate $510-515 0 SW fancy 2BR near UF, Ig
kit, sc pch, fenced, trees $545-560 0 Share
2BR $300-450 373-8310 2-7-10-2
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. 1BR
$470 w/water & sewer. First, last, security.
SE historic district. No dogs please. 378-
WALK TO SFCC
New 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA home
Rent $1250/mo or by indiv BR
Avail 2/1 Call 283-6279 2-8-10-2
A cozy stone cottage. Bike to UF 2BR/1BA
w/office & large yard $695/mo. Drive by
1st, 303 SE 8th St. then call 352-638-1310
AVAIL AUG 1 4bed/2bath house, wood
floors, dishwasher, fireplace, wash/dry,
fenced yard, all beds large. 1375/m 830 NW
16 Ave. Call 339-2342 Other houses avail.
U For Rent f
AVAIL AUG 1. 3bed/lbath very nice house
wood floors, garage, very private backyard
wash/dry 924 NW 9th Ave. Call 339-234;
for directions 1075/m. Other houses avail.
AVAIL AUG 1. Sbed house 3 bath 7 block.
from campus, fireplace, dishwash, wash/dry
screen porch, large & nice 1700/m 1601
NW 7 Ave Other houses available 339-234;
1 BR/1 BA HUGE single apt. 2 blocks fron
UF $525/mo. avail ASAP, Feb free. San
I'LL PAY YOU $1000
to rent my 1 BR apt. Located in Frederic!
Gardens apt. complex. Very close to UF. Yoi
pay $300, I'll pay $150 monthly, thru Augusi
Call Chris 620-687-1224 2-10-10-2
ABRACADABRA! Sorento Pool Club Comm
3BR/2 BA, 2 car garage. $1,100/mo. Cai
352-318-3721 or 332-0602 2-10-10-2
Large BR in Countryside, private full bath
walk-in closet, all utils + cable incl. $455/mo
Call 561-479-9314 2-3-5-2
3 BR/2 BA HOUSES
close to UF/Shands. Available now. $950/mt
ea. 1st/last/sec. Call 352-332-2234 2-3-5-2
DUCKPOND AREA Cute 3BR/1BA cen
H/AC, fireplace, W/D hk-up, DW, tile & woo:
floors 731 NE 9th St $850/mo 316-1637 2
BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fencec
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
e 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryei
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20tlh
Calr Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-952E
BIKE TO UFI 3BR 2BA, carport,
Washer/dryer, porch, pets considered,
Avail now! $895/rent, 2222 SW 14th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005
I For Rent
CUTE NW HOUSE! 2BR 1BA, Ceramic tile,
screen porch, w/d hookups,
$750/rent, 4234 NW 26th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
AVAIL ,UG 1: 3bed/2bath house 1 block
from campus, great condition. Fireplace,
dishwash, wash/dry, included, wood floors
110 SW 12 St 339-2342 $1225/m 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/3bath house 7 blocks
from the stadium, ceramic tile, fireplace,
wash/dry, dishwasher. house in great con-
dition. 339-2342.-625 NW 19 St $1650/m
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house 1 block
from campus. House is in great condition,
clean, fireplace, wash/dry, dishwasher, wood
floors. 1203 SW 12 St. 339-2342 $1675/m
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Large
house with large bedrooms, game room,
wash/dry included, dishwasher, large living
room. 2100 NW 8th Ct. Call for directions
339-2342 $1325/m 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 5bed/2bath house on large
lot close to bus line. Fireplace, dishwasher,
wash/dry included, wood floors, 1803 SW43
Ave. Call for directions 339-2342 $1600/m
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house, very pri-
vate yard, fireplace, tile floors, wash/dryer
included, dishwasher, $1350/m 2606 NW 34
St. 339-2342 for directions 2-2-3-2
AVAIL AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house close to
campus, wash/dryer, fireplace, wood floors,
dishwasher, private back yard. $1525/mr
1105 NW 10th Ave. call 339-2342 Nice
AVAIL AUG 1: 3bed/2bath house close
to bus line. Tile floors, pets ok, wash/dry,
fenced yard on quiet road. 4100 NW 14 PL
339-2342 for directions. $975/m 2-2-3-2
2 APTS AVAILABLE
2BR/1BA Tower Oaks. Wood floors, fenced
yard, $525/mo. Call 386-462-1010 2-14-
1,2 & 3BR with GATED ENTRY!
HUGE apts w/screened porches
FREE Alarm FREE Tanning
24-hour Gym Quiet NWArea
Move-in Specials 372-0400
Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
BEST DEAL IN GAINESVILLE
$350 for 1BR in a 2BR/2BA apt. Call 352-
Cheap & 2 min to UF
Avail Now. $350/mo incl utils. Call 514-5733.
$650/1BR/Rent reduction on spacious
downtown Apt. Perfect location. Vaulted
ceilings, fireplace, balcony overlooking park,
W/D. 2 min to campus. Pets welcome 514-
1 BR apt for $350/mo OBO. Was $450/mo but
need to move out of Florida to take job up
north. Call Ty 514-2981 2-3-12-3
WINDMEADOWS sublease $500/mo neg.
1BR/1BA behind Butler Plaza. JAN FREE!
Feb 1-July 30, 2005. Work-out room, laundry.
Call 352-375-6381 2-1-10-3
1BR/1BA. Large BR w/walk-in closet. Free
parking across from UF. Rent incl water,
sewer, garbage, pest control. $450/mo.
Lease until 7/05. Please call 352-598-5481
Sublease Now-July 31, 2005
Sunbay Apts 2Br/1 BA
$400/month $200 deposit included
Close to UF/On bus route 16
352-256-7831 or 305-467-5255 2-3-10-3
ACROSS FROM NORMAN HALL
Huge 2/1, wd firs, cent, A/C sublet til end of
Apr. $900 dep can work deal, $695 month
352-264-3523 or 352-378-1387 2-7-11-3
COLLEGE STUDIOS Across from UF!
Spring/Summer $459/mo. Util incl.. Call 561-
329-5695 or email@example.com 2-4-10-3
WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
MAGNOLIA PLACE APTS on NW 39th St.
1BR/2Ba, garage, luxury twonhome. Brand
new. $768/mo ($950 original price) Call
Linda 866-730-6152 or evenings 377-0289
Female sublease at Courtyards.
1 bedroom in 4/2 townhouse
furniture & util included; $399/mo
NO sec dep, 1st mo rent free
514-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-7-10-3
Two bedroom/two full bath
Sublease available immediately
Seven month sublease
Call 338-1588/283-3885 add'l info 2-1-5-3
SUMMER sublease @ Campus Club!
Everything incl: maid svc, all utils, cable,
ethernet & more. NO FEES! $400/mo. May
1-Aug 5. Female only. Please call 352-262-
3 blocks from UF 2BR/1BAw/screened proch.
& ample parking. $575/mo, no dep & 1st mo
1/2 off. Call 352-373-3203 2-2-5-3
Sublease til July 31. 1BR in 3BR/2BAapt at
Pebble Creek. On campus, $330/mo, call
Micah at 772-215-0145 2-2-5-3
SUBLEASE Available NOW! 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA, Lexington Crossing. Furnished,
all utils incl, cable incl. 5 HBOs, personal
phone line. $450/mo neg. Call 813-391-0528
1 BR/1 BA HUGE single apt. 2 blocks from
UF $525/mo. avail ASAP, Feb free. Sam
SUBLEASING APT. I'm moving to NYC! 1
BR/1 BA in 3 BR/3 BA apt. Willing to give
away living rm furniture to the subleaser.
$473mo utils incl. Completely furnished.
2BR/1BA avail in Frederick Gardens Apts.
Feb thru July. 1 MONTH FREE RENT.
Perfect location. 1/2 mi from UF, on bus rt
#16. $300 move-in. Keep dep. Call 352-246-
1 BR/1 BA available in a 2BR/2BA Townhouse
near bus route bike to UF female no
Smoking $445/mo + 1/2 utilities + 1/2 cable
*** HUGE APT ***
(2000 sq ft) 2BR/1 BA avail now at Sun Bay.
5 min from UF, only $486/mo was $540/mo.
Call 786-390-0431 email@example.com 2-4-5-3
-Sublease March thru Aug 2005. 1BR/1BA
in 4BR/4BA @ Lexington Crossing. Female
only. $430/mo, all incl. Enet, W/D, on bus rt,
furn or unfurn. Clean & friendly roommates.
Last mo free. 352-359-2872 2-14-10-3
1 Bdrm in a 2/2.5 new townhouse, .$385/mo.
Avail March 1, will work around date if need-
ed. call Jessica 367-4053 2-14-10-3
1/1 in 3/3 Cobblestone TH. Avail thru July.
Serious minded F student only. $350/mo.
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Resposible. 60 second walk
to UF. Old house charm with all amenities.
Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-20-71-4
j UI Roommates
Female roommates wanted brand new 2100
sq ft home. Huge pool, pvt fence, minutes to
UF. Internet, HBO cable, sec alarm & utils
incl $525/mo.Aval Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4
GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms each w/prvt baths.
cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Interenet ready.
$375/mo each. 1 mo FREE. Call 352-472-
WALK to UF
2 grad students seek NS roommate in luxury
home. $400/mo Avail 1/5. Call 283-6279
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4
Roommate Clean. 3/2 house Near UF/SFCC.
Pool, big yard, W/D, cable ethernet, garage,
NS. $380/mo share utils. Call Jake 352-376-
8099 or 239-564-0069 2-7-20-4
M/F NS Grad student/professional wanted to
rent furn room in gorgeous new house 1.5 mi
to Shands. Kitchen, LR, laundry $425+ utils
336-5450 or 954-646-1341 2-15-20-4
Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, washer and dryer, high speed internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Lv message. 2-
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
STUDENT ROOMMATE NEEDED in 3BR/
2BA condo. Pvt patio w/room. $350/mo. Call
Tina @ 352-331-1151 2-2-10-4
2 ROOMMATES NEEDED in spacious 4/2
HOUSE by law school. Master BR $450 or
other BR $350 utils. AD, W/D. Call 850-
510-4063 or 352-328-4633 2-2-10-4
Female roommate needed for 2 female
students in 3/2 apt near law school.
$315/mo (neg), pvt bath 1/3 utils/free in-
ternet, no dep, furn avail. Call 372-3531
1BR available now in 3BR/1 BA house in NW
area. $296/mo + 1/3. utils. W/D, cent A/C,
hi-spd internet. 1st & last to move in No
sec dep. Pets ok. Call Jason 352-745-6464
ROOM FOR RENT 2BR/1BA DOWNTOWN
Available now! $412.50/mo. Call 321-228-
1 Male roommate wanted to share 4BR
house w(3guys. Only .7 mi from campus @
2 NW 29th St. Pets ok. $275/mo + utils. No
lease or dep. 745-6017 2-9-10-4
Rooms for/RT 1.8 mi. From Waldo Rd. and
Univ. A. out Haw. Rd. Rent b/d. b/w. b/m. ba-
sicly $85. p/w cab/TV wash/m. For deta/info
call 376-0384 or fast response page 202-
Roommate needed to share clean 2BR
townhouse close to UF. Swimming pool, AC.
$300/mo. Please call 246-4459 2-4-5-4
Walk to UF. 1939 NW 5th Ave. Priv BA, W/D,
CHA, Dig cable, wireless internet, flexible
lease, 352-682-9342 2-4-5-4
l Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 4-20-71-5
NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE
looking to buy or lease houses in this area.
Any size, price or condition. Call Ed & Diane
The Flavor of New Orleans comes to cam-
pus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums.
1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats,
or view the University from your 3BR/3BA
townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 375-
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pil
low-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new
still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-372
7490 will deliver. 4-20-71-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $140. Call
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1400. Sacrifice
$399 352-372-7490 4-20-71-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$230. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
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 $1400
SOFA, LOVESEAT, & CHAIR 100%o Italian
leather. Still new in boxes w/warranty. Cost
$5000. Sacrifice $1,500. Call 352-372-8588
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$199 can deliver. 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6
Beds*Full mattress & boxspring sets
$49*Qn sets $89*Single sets $39OKing
sets $99OFrom estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6
Bedding close-outsOAII wrapped in
plasticetwin sets $790full sets $119OQn
sets $139OKing sets $1890student dis-
counts applyO4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953.
We deliver. 4-20-71-6
DINING SET FOR SALE
For more info & pics see:
Best offer Call 745-6017
88 Whirlpool Elec. dryer,
90 Maytag Gas dryer,
70's Maytag Washer
All work great, $50 each.
Evenings 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
97 Maytag Refridge,
Almond glass shelves, ice maker,
Approx. 26 cu. ft. Excel cond.
Evenings 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
98 Kenmore Coldspot Refridge
white, glass shelves, side by side,
in door ice, water. Approx. 25 cu. ft.
excel cond. $300
Evenings: 352-331-7239 2-4-7-6
* VERY GOOD CONDITION
Curtis Mathis 36" TV
w/ remote, cable-ready $400
Call 352-377-0049 Iv. msg. 2-3-5-6
U I Computers
GeJ7A+ ruriter QeEk
S W& Mac4kb Houe. CAt&!
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $10 Gator Discount.
M/F Cert MCSE technicians. 333-8404.
*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC.
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7
Buy -& sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
$10! TV's, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $10! Info 800-749-
8128 ext M974. 3-7-20-8
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.
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U/ Bicycles j l Motorcycles, Mopeds) W l
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9
For Sale 1
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowi Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-71-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of bar
supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional cooking utensils.
R.W.Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS!
Search 24 bookstores in 1 click! S&H
and taxes automatically calculated. Try it
today! http://www.bookhq.com 2-15-35-10
STRESS? OVERLOAD? NEED TO RELAX?
OR LOOKING FOR LOVE? Try Aphrodisia
Beverage. 0 calories, 0 sugar w/relaxing
aphrodiciac herbs. Students using it natibn-
wide. Buy/sell it. www.aphrodisiabeverage.c
om or firstname.lastname@example.org 2-25-20-10
*HONEYWELL HEPA air purifier- exc cond.
medium to large room. $400 negotiable.
ODELL PRINTER N-ON5819 used for test-
ing only. Like new $65 negotiable
DISCOUNT Inkjet, Toner, Fax, Copier
Cartridges. Guaranteed Lowest Prices!
Email email@example.com include
printer make, model, or cartridge numbers.
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
Avoid parking problems. 1996 black Yamaha
Virago 250cc, 5400 mi, good condition,
$1600 OBO. Tony 352-219-4401 2-1-6-11
SCOOTER FOR SALE
49cc Yamaha Razz
Runs Great! $725/OBO
813-477-7133 ask for Mike 2-4-5-11
2002 HONDA METROPOLITAN SCOOTER
Excellent condition, 49cc, blue & white color,
$1300. Call Josh 352-317-4654 2-7-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
, ._1 L11
94 Del Sol Civic 5sp $3995
96 Accord LX 4dr $4495
97 Civic 2dr AT $4995
99 Civic 4dr AT $5995
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available
Call Steve 338-5142.
$500! Police Impounds!
Hondas, Chevys, Toyotas, etc.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 3-7-
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring your W2 & drive home today. Cash
cars as low as $1000. No credit check. Call
now 338-1999 4-20-63-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
We finance anyone! $2000 discount off
finance price. More than 150 vehicles in
stock. Call 338-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-
1. Who holds the Philadelphia
Phillies record for most consecutive
games with a hit?
2. How many times has Greg Mad-
dux struck out 200-plus batters in a
3. When was the last time the New
York Jets had a losing record for a sea-
., h:'...i- c Lrlnc if i;. Il m .Iil n '111 0
4. Name the team that in 1980 beat
No. 1-ranked DePaul in the Blue
Demons' first game in the men's bas-
5. Patrick Roy is the only NHLplay-
er to win the Conn Smythe Trophy
(playoff MVP) three times. Who are
i-,. fn,., -l.2 ., ,h.,.. : n i i vice?
6. In what year was Mark Martin's
first NASCAR Cup race?
7. Who won the gold medal in
women's tennis in the 1996
1. Chuck Klein hit safely in 26
games in 1930.
2. Once, in 1998 (204 strikeouts).
3.In 1996,the Jets went 1-15.
4. UCLA, which went to the final
before losing to Louisville.
5. Wayne Gretzky. Mario Lemieux,
Bobby Orr and Bernie Parent.
6.It was 1981 in North '.11 I....
7. Lindsay Davenport.
(' 2005 King Features Synd.. Inc.
**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
TO FIX YOUR CAR?
Call me, I can help. Chris 271-4339 2-1-5-12
1987 4-Runner Deluxe 4WD standard.
Needs "tiny" bit of work. Great car you can't
find anymore! $1000 OBO 219-1644 Iv. msg.
White, 4 door, automatic, 135k miles, good
condition, $2500 neg. Call 352-371-4506
after 5pm. 2-1-5-12
FORD FOCUS ZX3 2001
Auto, air, CD, cruise, keyless entry, sports
pkg, new tires & brakes, 55kmi, dark blue.
$7800 352-275-1029 2-1-5-12
Ford Thunderbird 1996 V8
107K mi blue/green
well kept, drives well
all power. REDUCED $3600 215-2039
1995 Plymouth Acclaim Ice-cold air, $500
352-335-8688 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-9-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 4-20-71-13
On-going VOLUNTEER needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @.
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
WANTED: MAZDA RX7
2-door, 1982 to '88. ASAP for 2 hour engi-
neering study. 1983 preferred. $100. Call, Iv.
msg. 375-8710 2-10-10-13
WI Help Wanted
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
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-20-71-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person, to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $5.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 4-20-71-4
Certified Nursing Assistant class. Home
schooling, learn @ your own pace, time, &
convenience, fast or slow. $200. 19 yr. exp
RN Lic #2523562 Call free 4 more info 1-
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
Best Cars Lowest Prices aor-2-axnet
4-20-71-1212 CAN'T AFFOR
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
1996 Honda Accord EX sedan V-6 automat-
ic, leather, A/C, power everything, 86k, very
clean, white, $6600 or best offer, #352-335-
3852 email@example.com 2-4-9-12
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade.
We Finance. 495-9500
I "Help Wanted ;
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work spring break.
408 W. University Ave Suite #1Q6
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS
FT or PT, flexible schedules. Call 2-5pm 378-
2442 or come in and fill out an application
@ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
Nationwide mortgage lender has immediate
sales positions avail for college students
seeking professional work exp. No exp re-
quired, flexible hours. Apply in person btwn
5-9pm Mon-Fri at 1900 SW 34th St Suite 206
(2nd floor above credit union)
Growing company needs PT help.
Bookkeeper Quickbooks exp only. Delivery
& warehouse, website administrator, clean
background check only need apply. Fax
resume with salary req to 377-5595 2-10-
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (must have full day
avail) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6
shifts avail) 15-40 hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 2-28-38-14
Swim Instructor/Office Staff
Seal Swim School now hiring energetic, fun,
responsible individuals. PT/FT positions
available. Competitive pay. WSI certifica-
tion Feb. Lutz 813-948-7134; Tampa 813-
932-5455; North Pinellas 727-943-8782.
World's largest pizza delivery company now
* Delivery Drivers
* Pizza makers
* Phone order taker
All you need is a reliable car & a very posi-
tive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's
locations in Gainesville. 4-20-70-14
Continued on next page.
6, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005
;ummer/Fall 2005 graduate opportunities
or Graduate Hall Directors, Staff Resource
assistantss and Judicial Assistant in the
Department of Housing and Residence
educationn Graduate Hall Directors reside in
:is/her area of responsibility, and supervise,
develop, and direct the staff under his/her
responsibility. The number of staff varies by
rea, as well as the number of residents liv-
ig in the hall. The Staff Resource Assistants
developp and facilitates programming and
sources for residence life staff. The Judicial
Assistant works with various aspects of the
idicial program. Applicants must be admit-
-d to graduate school., enrolled for 9-12
,ours, and have some organized group living
experience The beginning salary is $3,420.
ach sdefester based on 9.5 months of work.
,n on-campus apartment, fully furnished with
11 utilities, local telephone, and basic cable
servicee is provided. Application deadline (for
priorityy consideration): Friday, February 18,
:005. Contact Kathy Smith at the Housing
office 392-2171 ext 10139 2-18-33-14
arn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
makingg. If interested come to the psychol-
-gy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
.REELANCE ONLINE TUTORS
instruct 3rd thru 12th grade students from
iny location; internet connection required;
end resume firstname.lastname@example.org 2-2-15-
)ANCERS WANTED Are you pretty?
)ancers needed for private company. Great
-ay, flexible hours. Open 24 hrs. 352-376-
Right, enthusiastic, industrious workers
',anted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
ible to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
;top by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
iatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
;all Dave for info: 379-9600 2-4-15-14
OFFICEE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
;atorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiasticc people. City geography knowl-
dge, customer svc. exp helpful. For more
ifo call David 379-3663 2-4-15-14
)2B Kids searching for energetic and en-
nusiastic pre-school teachers for all 02B
cationss. Experience preferred, will train.
T/PT positions. Avail. Apply at any location.
officee Manager Trainee for small medi-
ai office. Bachelor or Master's Degree in
lusiness/accounting or health care manage--
ient to learn all aspects of medical office
management including accounts payable/
aceivable, -insurance and personnel.
Experience desirable. Full time w/.excellent
alary and benefits. Will consider part time
ntil 5/05. Fax resume to 352-332-2966,
Attn: Julia. 2-2-10-14
hired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
nake it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
Jith a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
4W 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
IARY POPPINS: Where are you?
'T NANNY NEEDED 30-45 hrs/wk
Jobs avail TODAY: Great $$$ for exp.
Joah's Ark Nanny: 352-376-5008 2-25-37-
'T/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Stood $ for exp: grad stud. welcomed bkgd
k: 12 REAL $$ jobs avail NOW
loah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
JANNIES MORNING SHIFT
severall positions availabel for
'art Time, good $$$$$ MNOW
4oah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 2-25-27-14
'T warehouse & event supervisors. Nights
Weekends. Great for students. Apply
1 persor7- football stadium, concession
office next to Sportship, South Endzone.
WANTED: INTERNET PROGRAMMER
- Any or all of the following ASP/database/
web/Winsock API for short-term project in
G'ville. Call Jun Consulting Group. 336-9607
$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes FT/PT No
experience necessary. For more info call
Entry level on-board positions available.
Great benefits. Seasonal or year-round. 941-
Art, Art Ed, Graphics, Arch
Hand-lettering, PT a few hrs/wk. Close to
UF. Short resume. Reply P 0 Box 286,
Gainesville, 32602 2-4-11-14
Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive.
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
for UF Intramural Sports.
No experience necessary
$6.75 $7.25/hr for officials
$5.50/hr for scorekeepers
Evenings and weekends only
For more info, stop by room 120
Southwest Rec or 846-1081 x278
UF Students only.
* Co-Ed Camp
* Seven Weeks
* Room and Board Included
GET PAID TO PLAY!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female Summer Camp Counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an overnight camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL
The camp runs June 6 July 23. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 ext.
250 or 352-669-9443 ext 250. 4-20-58-14
SECRETARY needed. Gatorfood.com is
looking for responsible, enthusiastic people.
City geography knowledge, customer service
exp helpful. For more info call David 379-
TECH SUPPORT HELP DESK local soft-
ward company with national product seeks
technical staff with excellent communica-
tion skills to-assist customers. Knowledge
of Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP, TCP/IP and
Networking required. Team atmosphere.
Smoke-free environment. Email resume to
GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
Looking. for part time/full time hire to fill
an accounting/sales mgmt position. Good
starting pay, flexible hours, modern work
environment. Must be motivated, have good
communication skills, knowledge of comput-
ers be familiar with business accounting. Call
Abram Huber 386-867-1463bor email resume
to email@example.com 2-1-5-14
FUN INTERNSHIPS NOWIII
Enhance your resume and job skills!.
Energetic students wanting to achieve
and succeed. All majors and years.
firstname.lastname@example.org email us now.l
4 children 1-7 years at our home 15-30 hours
perweek, refreq'd email@example.com
or 352-367-8600 2-1-5-14
Food Service Worker
Gator Dining Services is looking for food
service workers with experience in food
prep and hot line serving. Day or night shift.
Competitive pay, flex hours. Apply at Gator
Dining Services business office. 2-1-5-14
PART TIME INVENTORY CLERK. Every af-
ternoon. Some lifting required. Fax resume
to 377-9577 2-2-5-14
M 1 Help Wanted' M 11 Help Wanted
NANNY to care for 4 year old in my home
3 days a week. 6:30-9:00 am and 3:00-8:00
pm. Ref required, background check. Call
271-0840 Iv msg. 2-2-10-14
Weekend work for student. Yard work, chain-
saw, carpentry, electrical, plumbing + some
heavy lifting. From $6-8/hr depends on skill
and experience. Call 376-6138 2-4-7-14
GOURMET SANDWICH & COFFEE SHOP
Need PT Cashier & Sandwich maker
Located 16 miles east of UF
Call between 3PM to 7PM only
Ask for Mike 352-475-9577 2-2-5-14
Hourly pay. Experience with eBay & PayPal
& HTML. Call 352-284-0690-2-3-6-14
FARM WORK -ALACHUA
MUST be able to use chainsaw, tractor,
bushhog, box blade, care for 4 horses.
Hours: Tu, Th, Sun 8am-5pm. $6.50 to start.
Call 386-462-9943, 352-871-2523 2-4-6-14
Cook, Sushi Chef
Chinese specialty FT/PT, call Green Sparrow
Chinese Restaurant (Haile Village Ctr) 352-
THE MELTING POT RESTAURANT is now
hiring for a dishwasher, kitchen prep position,
full or part time. Evenings only. Pay starts at
$7.00/hr. Apply within, Mon-Thurs, 1-4 pm,
use rearentrance. 2-10-10-14
All Levels Tutor Wanted
Use your time wisely
Good Pay, Flexible Hours
Sell your knowledge!
Call Ultimate Events 262-0503
leave message w/contact info 2-4-5-14
Call Ultimate Events 262-0503 Leave mes-
sage w/contact info 2-4-5-14
LEASING AGENT needed for 90-unit apt
complex. Part-time, hours variable. Needed
every-other weekend. E-mail resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 90275,
Gainesville 32607 2-11-10-14
Movie extras, actors, .models! make $100-
$300/day. No exp req, FT/PT, all looks
needed! Call 1-800-340-5939 ext 1042 2-
FLOWER SHOP HELPERS NEEDED for
Valentine's week! Apply in person 319 NW
13th St. 2-7-5-14
KOTOBUKI now hiring for SUSHI and
KITCHEN POSITIONS. No experience
required. Apply at 1702 West University Ave.
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Flexible hours. Great for College students.
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2,
& 4 Mon-Fri. Calico Jack's, 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 2-14-10-14
LEARN how you can EARN $100K + per
year P/T. Training Provided. 800-631-8230
Escape to the Shenandoah Mtns of W
Virginia. TIMBER RIDGE CAMP, co-ed,
seeking young, energetic staff to work with
children for the summer. 90 miles from
Washington D.C. June 20 thru Aug 15,
2005. Top salaries + travel allowance. A
representative will be on campus Wed
Feb 16th from 7-9 pm @ The Reitz Union
for interviews. E-mail TrCamps@aol.com
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BUILDING A DYNASTY
P.K. Yonge High
Editor's note: This is the first in a two-
part series profiling the success of
P.K. Yonge High's football program.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
When you're a football coach/athletic
director stuffed into a 10x15 foot office,
you're permitted to be messy.
When five of your players make it to the
SNational Football League, you're allowed
to plaster your floor, couch and desks with
a layer of videotapes.
"I need to do some spring cleaning
soon," you say with a chuckle.
And being you is a great thing. You're
John Clifford, athletic director and head
football coach of P.K. Yonge Developmental
Research School since 1986. You've es-
tablished one of the most storied high
school-to-NFL pipelines in Florida. You've
won seven district championships from
the constraints of an undersized school. A
school that's often outplayed bigger, bad-
der schools that were supposed to trounce
you. Best of all, you had a blast doing it.
"I try to make it fun for them," you, the
heralded Clifford said.
The start of a family
P.K. Yonge football wasn't conceived
in a petri dish in one of its laboratories. It
-wasn't a product of coaching, either at
least not in the beginning.
The Blue Wave started as a ripple in the
Gainesville ocean of the 1960s.
In the fall of 1969, Clifford, along with
Willie Jackson, became UF football players.
Clifford, the defensive back known for his
jokes and humorous demeanor, became
the pulse of the team. Willie,a wide receiv-
er, gained notoriety for a different reason
he was UF's first black football player.
In 1970, a local booster organization
rewarded Willie and Clifford with a shared
sophomore-of-the-year award. And when
the two weren't dazzling on the field, it
was Clifford who stole the limelight.
"He was like Johnny Carson for us,"
Willie said. "He kept us laughing and he
was just a good guy."
Freshmen had a tougher time laughing.'
Their primary role as football players was
to be butchered by upperclassmen on the
practice field; they weren't yet allowed
to play during games. Wide receiver Lee
McGriff became part of the prey when he
Special to the Alligator
In 1969, wide receiver Willie Jackson became UF's first black football player.
Jackson was teammates with John Clifford, current coach of P.K. Yonge.
walked on in 1971. Clifford had dibs on
intimidation as a junior that season, but
he was often the one who lightened Lee's
"Pretty early on, John befriended me
and he encouraged me," Lee said. "He was
very popular on that team and had a great
sense of humor, and so for him to give a rip
about me was special."
Jackson was drafted in the 11th round
by the St. Louis Rams in 1973. In 1974,
Clifford was released twice: first by the
Jacksonville Sharks of the upstart World
Football League and then by the NFL's
Miami Dolphins. Lee crisscrossed the
country, playing for the Dallas Cowboys
and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1976, his
lone pro season.
In the roughly 12 years that followed,
the three lost touch. Then, in 1986, Clifford
began connecting the dots of destiny.
P.K. Yonge is reborn
Destiny's canvas was generous to
Clifford. P.K. Yonge had little football tradi-
tion and Clifford, its new coach in'86, faced
little pressure for instant gratification. 'This
was a good thing good for Clifford,
good for the school.
And also good for P.K. Yonge if not
great was Willie Jackson Jr. Willie Jr., son
of Clifford's old UF teammate, played
soccer, basketball, Little League baseball
and football as a youngster.
"My ultimate goal, from the time that I
was little [was] to get to the pros," Willie Jr.
said. "I always thought I could go. I always
knew I could play."
Willie Jr's first years of high school co-
incided with Clifford's opening season as
RK.'s football coach.
P.K. Yonge finds the map
Football was nice and football was fun,
but even with a new coach and a spar-
kling outlook, Willie Jr. was all about the,
"We knew we could play and compete
against anybody," Willie Jr. said. "We al-
ways used to beat people in basketball.
P.K. Yonge was never not good in bas-
Fortunately for Clifford, Willie Jr. loved
slants as much as he loved pick-and-rolls.
Willie starred as a Blue Wave wideout.
Soon, it became clear that Willie Jr.'s child-
hood dreams weren't that far-fetched after
Willie Jr. was bound for collegiate star-
dom specifically UF stardom. In 1988,
Willie greeted the Swamp. That same year,
Clifford met his next star: Chris Doering.
Willie Jr. starts a trend
"I think all these kids in town probably
have the desire at one point to come out of
the tunnel at Florida Field," Clifford said.
Clifford watched his own wide -re-
ceiver, Willie Jr., do just that in 1988. And
in 1990, Coach Steve Spurrier joined Willie
Jr. In 1991, Jackson then a junior and
Spurrier celebrated UF's first Southeastern
"I remember getting goose bumps
watching Willie celebrate and run around
the field," Clifford said.
While Willie Jr. trekked his way up
UF's receiving recordbook, Chris Doering
was doing the same at P.K. Yonge.
Chris began attending P.K. Yonge var-
sity football games as a fourth-grader and
became a water boy.
"By the time I got to playing varsity,
it was almost like some dream that I had
since being a youngster," Chris said.
As a P.K. senior, he led the state in re-
ceiving touchdowns but not one Division
I school recruited Chris. Not UF, not
Vanderbilt, not San Jose State.
"The schools I was hearing from was
the Presbyterian college and Kansas
Wesleyan," Chris said. "How can I not at
least get some looks from some of those
lower-tiered Division I schools?"
So, naturally, Chris walked on at UF
He played with Willie Jr. in '92 and '93.
Willie Jr. finished his Gators career with
162 receptions, second-best in UF history,
while Chris, the walk-on, caught 31 career
touchdown passes most in UF history.
Coming up in Part 2: Clifford's athletes
become NFL stars.
Gators in running for WR McPhearson; RB Smith to announce on SportsCenter
RECRUIT, from page 20
The loss of La Fell, Scout.com's No. 34 receiver, leaves
Derrick McPhearson as the lone target on the receiver board.
VIcPhearson is currently attending a prep school in Virginia
ifter failing to qualify academically to UF last year.
Though he was a big fan of former running backs coach
Vlike Locksley, McPhearson said the Gators are still his No. 1
"Everything is pretty much the same except the coaches,
and I really got to know Coach Meyer.and [wide receivers
coach Billy] Gonzales," McPhearson told Gatorcountry.com.
"They seem very serious about winning."
A 5-foot-ll, 185-pound speedster who has been clocked at
4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash, McPhearson will decide be-
tween UF, Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Illinois.
The loss of Jackson leaves the Gators looking for one more
running back and, coincidentally, the only back left on the
board is the nation's best.
Antone Smith, ranked No. 1 in the country by Scout.com,
will announce his decision Wednesday on ESPN's SportsCenter.
While Auburn has been in hot pursuit of the Pahokee native
with the losses of Cadillac Williams and R oinie Brown, it is a
'1. B t a 6 ; ,
safe bet that Smith will be staying in the Sunshine State.
Smith, who appeared recently on Sunshine Network's
Countdown to Signing Day, has been keeping quiet as to where
he will sign.
"Coach Meyer is the coach that I've probably connected
with best," Smith said. "Everyone is going to have to wait 'til
signing day to see where I end up."
Meyer and staff have made their final push at convincing
the undecided and plenty of players remain a toss-up between
UF, Florida State and Miami.
Oral commitments are non-binding until a national letter-
of-intent is signed on N.tiionial SigTnini: Day on Wednesday
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Gators must overcome tougher teams to reach goal
Mississippi State's Lawrence Roberts provides the
Gators with their most physical opponent to date
when UF faces the Bulldogs tonight.
HOOPS, from page 20
includes No. 11 Alabama and No. 6
"I think we'll definitely know
our chances of winning an SEC title.
We'll have to keep pace these next
three games and get some victories.
And I think if we do that, we'll be
right in the thick of things to win
an SEC title for the first time in a
But despite all of Lee's downplay
and big-picture talk, at 8 p.m., the
ESPN2-televised game will provide
a national audience with one of the
most intriguing frontcourt show-
downs in the country.
Lee, with 12 points and 10.3 re-
bounds per game, and Roberts, with
18.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per
game, are two of three players aver-
aging a double-double in SEC play.
Lee played against Roberts last
year but became even more familiar
with Roberts after playing with him
at Michael Jordan's summer basket-
"Offensively, they go to him
probably eight plays out of 10," Lee
said. "That's really their main focus
- to get him the ball and with
good reason because he's a good
Still Roberts isn't a one-man
team. Or is he?
The Bulldogs lost senior guard
Winsome Frazier, the only other
player averaging double digits in
points, for the season after he frac-
tured a bone in his foot on Jan. 8.
Since then, the Bulldogs (16-5,
4-3 SEC) have lost three of five SEC
games, including a 49-point drub-
bing to Alabama and a road loss to
LSU on Saturday that dropped MSU
out of the Top 25.
But Coach Billy Donovan, like
Lee, insists MSU isn't a Roberts solo
production and doesn't want his
team thinking about the embarrass-
ment the Crimson Tide laid on the
"That's one where you take the
tape, throw it in the trash can, burn
it and move forward," Donovan
Instead, Donovan wants UF,
which has a 12.2 rebounding margin
against some SEC teams that he said
"have been a little bit undersized,"
to concentrate on denying Roberts
And according to Lee, dealing
with Roberts and a venue in which
the Bulldogs have won 45 of their
last 50 games will be enough of a
"It was a tough arena. It's not
exactly one of your state-of-the-art
arenas in the SEC," Lee said. "But
they pack the fans in there, and
they've got a great student section
right down there at the court like
we do. And it's real loud."
CONTROL, from page 20
reputation of fencing, but. it's a
farce. Many of these kids rose from
the dark depths of financial aid.
Practicing for 12 hours a week
on a half-court at Florida Gym,
you'll find some of the most ac-
complished athletes at UF.
Young girls may dream of play-
ing like Serena Williams or Mia
Hamm, but how about the three
The feared saber threesome of
Katie Keathley, Katey Creel and
Kelly Crandall give UF a great shot
at winning a gold in the upcoming
National Intercollegiate Women's
Don't-forget about Bob Gettys,
the team captain who, despite a
foot injury, paid out of his pocket to
travel with his team to UCLA.
And then there's senior Eric
Goodemont, the antithesis of an
athlete by traditional standards.
After giving his life to fencing,
the guy who never expected to be
an athlete won an event last year.
Coach Bruce Capin has as-
sembled a group of humble, deter-
mined kids who will do anything,
including donating their own
plasma, to compete at the highest
It's a shame fans will never
know these stars, but in the real
world of sports it's about more
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crucial SEC stint
By BRYAN APP
Alligator Staff Writer
Senior forward David Lee
has anticipated this day.
He has long since put a
mental asterisk by the first
Tuesday in February on
which his Gators (13-4, 5-1
will begin a defining three-
game stretch at Mississippi
"I think we'll definitely
know our chances of.
winning an SEC title.
We'll have to keep pace
these next three games
and get some victories.
And I think if we do
that, we'll be right in the
thick of things to win
an SEC title for the first
**ime in a couple years."
In perhaps his team's most
difficult road game thus far,
Lee, the self-described best
returning big man in the SEC,
will. have the opportunity to
test his skills against MSU
forward Lawrence Roberts,
the returning conference
Player of the Year.
But for Lee, the promi-
nence of tonight's game has
little to do with personal
At the season's beginning,
Lee and Co. set a goal: an SEC
Last season, the Bulldogs
ran over the home-town
Gators 79-68 on their way to
a regular season conference
title. And for UF this season,
the road begins in Starkville.
"My thing isn't me versus
Lawrence Roberts right now,"
Lee said. "The biggest thing
i. that they won the SEC title
last year, and they came into
our place and won. So that's
a lot-of motivation to go there
and get a victory. And that's
why it's circled on my calen-
Lee said he believes the
Gators, whose SEC opponents
to date possess a combined
12-28 league record, will
gain a better idea of where
they stand in the conference
after the tough stint that also
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 19
UF coach Urban Meyer lost two Texas recruits to Louisiana State on Monday. With National Signing
Day just one day away, Meyer and staff will focus their attention to other prospects.
Texas tandem headed to LSU
* WITH NATIONAL SIGNING DAY ONLY A
DAY AWAY, COACH URBAN MEYER WILL
FOCUS HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE.
By ERIC ESTEBAN
The NCAA-mandated quiet period in which
coaches can not contact recruits is in effect until
Wednesday, and while the Gatcrs were looking to
make some noise on Monday, two of the top athletes
left on the board decided on gumbo over gator tail.
Houston natives R.J. Jackson and Brandon La Fell
committed to Louisiana State after narrowing their
choices to the Tigers and the Gators. La Fell, a 6-foot-3,
170-pound wide receiver recruited by Coach Urban
Meyer while at Utah, was believed by many analysts
to be heavily leaning towards UE
Jackson, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back
ranked No. 10 in the nation by Scout.com, was upset
about UF picking up a commitment from fellow Texas
running back Kestahn Moore.
SEE RECRUIT, PAGE 18
Brandishing weapons nothing new for overlooked UF athletes
Imagine this: In a last-second attempt to
scrounge up airfare money for Saturday's
game against Tennessee, Channing
Crowder slips out of practice early and rides
his scooter to the Plasma Center and its
abundance of cash-for-blood.
Sounds silly? Perhaps far-fetched?
Welcome to the world of sport clubs, where
an athlete will do just about anything to com-
For every Crowder, or even a Cory Bailey,
you'll find about 50 John Johnsons who wear
the same U and F across their chests, although
the uniforms aren't
One team has ex-
Sisted with little fund-
-_. :. ing and zero media
Andrew But the UF men's
Abramson and women's fencing
Drew's Control teams have risen from
firstname.lastname@example.org obscurity to compete
at various tournaments
across the country. The
Gators even hold their own against some of
the nation's best NCAA-sanctioned teams.
But it's funny to call this team the Gators,
because they're not your typical athletes at
least not the ones you read about in the paper.
These are kids who come to UF in search
of an education, with dreams of having a little
fun on the way to medical school.
While you'll find several bona-fide athletes
among the group, many would, admittedly,
be passed out on a beer-soaked couch with a
PlayStation controller on their chest were it not
for the fencing team.
Instead, they all found each other innocent-
ly in search for an extracurricular activity.
Fencing sounded exotic, and this un-
orthodox group migrated to a very traditional
They've all heard the swashbuckling jokes
- most people's lack of fencing knowledge is
a direct result of the Three Musketeers films.
The first thing you learn is that they do use
a weapon there's actually three different
variations, known as the saber, foil and epee.
Just don't dare call it a sword.
The Gators are also aware of the high-class
SEE CONTROL, PAGE 19
"The guy had 16 points and 13 re-
bounds. That's pretty good if you're shut-
ting a guy down and he's hitting 16-13."
UF men's basketball coach, on com-
ments made by LSU players sayingthey
shut down Lawrence Roberts
MNCAA Men's Basketball : UF vs.
ESPN2, 8 p.m.
*NCAA Men's Basketball: Illinois
vs. Michigan State
ESPN, 7 p.m.
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EGo to alligator.org/sports for a break-
down of tonight's UF-MSU game. Also,
read the story of Tim Gehret, UF's top
Ultimate Frisbee player who is a candi-
date for national player of the year.
*1998: UF guard Jason Williams
leads the Gators with 24 points
in an upset win against Ken-
tucky. The victory was Coach Billy
Donovan's first win against the