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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 130


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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005


UF going out of reach


Jonathan Greenwood / Alligator
Grace and style
Ashley Gantt performs a ballet routine for "A Night on Broadway" in
the Reitz Union Auditorium on Monday night.


By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
smgarry@alligator.org

UF may become what it was
created to remedy an elite
institution that is inaccessible to
the working class.
UF's aspiration to become a
top public research university
may contradict the purpose of
its founding, and UF officials
are grappling to reconcile selec-
tivity with inclusiveness as UP
climbs the ranks.
To reach the level of a Top
10 public research university,
UF hopes to double tuition, and
the university already is highly
selective, rejecting half of those
who apply.
If the university's leaders
get their way, UF won't be for
everyone.
But as a land-grant univer-
sity, that's for whom it was
intended.

University of the people
UF traces its origins to the
1862 Morrill Act, which sought
to give the working class access
to higher education.
By granting federal land to
the states, the act allowed the,
creation of public universities
to provide rural farmers and
workers access to a liberal,
practical education, according
to the National Association of
State Universities and Land-
Grant Colleges. Higher educa-
tion from the existing private
institutions was inaccessible to
the working class.
Now, Michael Martin, UF's


former vice president for agri-
culture and natural resources
and the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, the
branch of the university most
dedicated to serving state
needs, wrote an opinion piece
arguing that land-grant in-
stitutions are betraying their


purpose.
"They are becoming
more like filters than lad-
ders," Martin, who is now the
president of New Mexico State
University, wrote in a recent
edition of The Chronicle of

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money in need-based scholarships, but the award
size was much smaller than for merit recipients.


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Mike GImlgnani / Alligator Staff


Fraternity club fight brings brutality accusations


By ANDREW ABRAMSON
Alligator Staff Writer
aabramson@alligator.org

A brawl erupting outside a downtown
club early Sunday morning has left one UF
fraternity's members claiming brutality.
An Iota Phi Theta-sponsored party at the
club 238 West on University Avenue ended ear-
lier than expected when a fight broke out just
after midnight, forcing the club to shut down.
Nobody in the fraternity could verify who


* Former fullback
Billy Latsko pur-
sues wide receiver
Andre Caldwell
during practice.
Latsko is one of the
new linebackers
who has impressed
Coach Urban
Meyer.
See story, pg. 34.


started the fight, but some fraternity members
claim that security was insufficient to contain
the growing brawl. An estimated 700 people
were inside the club during the fighting.
Iota Phi Theta secretary Rafeal Dominguez
said security used a Taser on him, before a
Gainesville Police officer trampled him with
a horse.
"I weigh 128 pounds," Dominguez said. "It
was really unnecessary."
Neither GPD spokesman Keith Kameg nor
club owners returned calls seeking comment.


"When you see guys that are 6-
foot-6, 300 pounds, you're going
to call them football players."
Gino Lerebours
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity member

Several Iota Phi Theta brothers originally
said members of the UF football team were
involved in the brawl, although nobody could
verify the claims. No arrests were made.


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"When you see guys that are 6-foot-6, 300
pounds, you're going to call them football
players," fraternity member Gino Lerebours
said.
Defensive end Steven Harris said that he
and other players attended the party but de-
nied any of them were involved in the brawl.
UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley denied
knowledge of the incident.
Fraternity officials said they will soon
speak with UF administrators before decid-
ing what actions, if any, to take.


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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 3



Representative stays on mission despite criticism


Baxley's drive based on faith, family


By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM
Alligator Staff Writer
jvanl@alligator.org


TALLAHASSEE Rep. Dennis Baxley is a
man on a mission he did not foresee.
In 2000, Republican leaders called the
former funeral-home director and asked him
to run for the Florida House from his Ocala
district. He hesitated, taking six weeks to pray
about the decision.
After weeks of introspection, he called his
family together and said he felt God calling
him to public service. When they pledged
to support him, Baxley called the party and
agreed to run.
"I'm a reluctant leader," he said in an inter-
view Monday. "As far as my personal enrich-
ment, I'd much rather be at home with my
business and my family. While I'm up here,
I'm occupied, but at hoine all they know is that
you're gone. That's the hardest challenge: the
decision you make that your family pays for."


In his five years in Tallahassee, Baxley has
risen in the legislative ranks. He has a comer
office at the Capitol and is chairman of the
House Education Council where today
he will hold hearings on his controversial
academic freedom bill that aims to counteract
the perception of liberal control of the state's
universities.
Tact and diplomacy
Baxley has won notoriety for consistently
charging to the forefront of similarly contro-
versial issues.
Just 25 days into the 60-day legislative ses-
sion, Baxley has sponsored bills to overturn
the voter-mandated class-size amendment,
increase vouchers for students attending
religious schools and intercede to keep Terri
Schiavo connected to a feeding tube.
He is also the author of a successful bill that
will free Floridians from criminal or civil liabil-
ity if they shoot someone anyone, anywhere
- if they feel threatened.
"I didn't come uo here to blend in with the


wallpaper," he said. "I'm up here to make a
difference, to leave a dent in the world."
In so doing, he's developed a provocative
reputation for saying what he thinks.
Last week Baxley criticized discussions to
offer domestic-partner benefits at UF because
he said homosexuals are too promiscuous to
stay in monogamous relationships.
In debates over the bill on academic
freedom, Baxley has decried university class-
rooms as "niches of totalitarianism" occupied
by "leftist dictator" professors.
- "I like candor to a fault," he said. "I like
transparency. I don't mind people disagree-
ing with me, but I don't like coy and cunning
- traits that turn iup too often in this town."
Eye of the hurricane
Baxley said standing at the center of the
storm has turned him into a lightning rod
for criticism that sometimes turns ugly. UF
students, he said, had used unmentionable
epithets in several recent e-mails to his office
regarding the academic freedom bill.
"I'm just a little bit stunned with the whole
name-calling approach," he said. "The bulk of
the opponents aren't reading the bill; they're
just shouting names at me. This just illustrates
the intolerance I describe for anyone who
doesn't agree with them."
He said the name-calling hurts his family.
"I know it's accepted in this culture that
you can be rude to people like me, authority
figures," he said. "But it's hard for the fami-
lies. I can take it. It's easy to take a punch. But
it's harder to watch someone you love take a
punch."
Students and faculty who disagree with
his bill should write him with reasons why
they think the bill is unnecessary, he said, but
anything rude that comes across his desk is
disregarded.
"It's OK if you disagree with my bill; I'm
not mad at you," he said. "People should be
free to say what they think. That's what the
whole bill is about."
Friends in high places
Baxley also has several prominent fans to
counter his detractors. Foremost among them
is Gov. Jeb Bush, who at a recent news confer-
ence hugged Baxley and proclaimed him as
his favorite legislator.
"Yeah, we have some bonds," Baxley said.
"I met Jeb when he was in [then-Gov. Bob]
Martinez's cabinet, and long before it was said
publicly, I thought, 'what a young, powerful,
fresh face for the state of Florida to have.'"
In 1994, when Bush first ran unsuccessfully
for governor, Baxley became a co-chairman of


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the campaign in Marion County, which went
for Bush that election.
"Whenever Jeb flew into town, I'd pick him
up at the Ocala airport, and we'd stop in at
IHOP and talk about what Florida needed," he
said. "I guess you could say we became friends
long before the bandwagon got rolling. And
people remember who was with them early."
Baxley said the success of the Republican
Party in Florida the GOP controls the House,
Senate, governor's office, congressional del-
egation and all statewide offices except for
Bill Nelson's U.S. Senate seat is due to what
he called the "maturation" of the baby boom
generation in Florida.
"In the '70s at FSU, it was kind of the hip-
pie age of love and peace or whatever, and I
didn't identify with that," he said. "I think as
those baby boomers aged, they realized they'd
been working hard and wanted something for
their children instead of it being redistributed
by the government, as '60s and '70s socialist
ideology dictated."
Baxley said true compassion is not con-
nected to government but to individuals.
"Liberals think compassion is when the*
government takes people's money and redis-
tributes it to people," he said. "If I took money
from you and gave it to someone else, would
that be compassion? One-on-one charity, the
love of extended family, that's compassion."
But when it comes to issues like euthanasia,
gay marriage and contraception in schools,
Baxley has fought to legislate his values.
"I stick to my convictions," he said. "It's
what I came here to do."
His charge to keep
With his star rising in state politics, Baxley's
future could be bright. But he has no intention
to run for statewide office in 2008, he said.
For now, he plans on fulfilling what he said
was God's "calling to serve" his constituents.
"I have a charge to keep," he said, using
a phrase from an 18th-century hymn he has
memorized. It's also the title of a book written
by President Bush, which stands conspicu-
ously on his desk below autographed photos
of Baxley with the president, vice president
and governor.
"Everyone has a responsibility in this life,"
he said. "God directs the thoughts of all men
who submit and ask for his guidance and
wisdom."
Baxley said he doesn't mind when others
mock his faith.
"That's OK," he said. "People without faith
can no more understand it than a 3-year-old
can understand not to play in the street. I don't
expect them to."







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Activist cautions against labels


* MONDAY'S SPEECH HELPS
KICK OFF PRIDE AWARENESS
MONTH.

By LINDSAY TAULBEE
Alligator Writer
Itaulbee@alligator.org

Nationally recognized gender-
identity activist and author Riki
Wilchins encouraged students
Monday to challenge stereotypes
and embrace principles rather than
identities.
Wilchins, executive director of
the national advocacy organiza-
tion Gender Public Advocacy
Coalition, spoke to an audience
about 100 strong in the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom as part of Pride
Awareness Month.
She said there has been a shift
in the way society views gender,
which has been taking place for
the past 10 to 15 years.
She attributed this shift largely
to the feminist, gay-rights and
transgender movements of the
1980s and 1990s, and to post-
modernist theory, which she said
described and exposed a gender
system that punished those who


stepped outside their assigned
roles.
Wilchins told students to in-
stead challenge traditional ideas,
recalling a friend of hers who had
worn a skirt and high heels one
day and was mistaken for a man
the next.
"I think this is such an
enlightened approach to
thinking about gender and
what we are and what we
could be."
Riki Wilchins
gender-identity activist and author

"You just have to learn to use
all your voices," Wilchins said her
friend had explained.
"I think this is such an enlight-
ened approach to thinking about
gender and what we are and what
we could be," she told the audi-
ence.
She cautioned against using
stereotypical labels or identities,
which sometimes can result in ex-
cluding others who don't fit neatly
into a category.
"I'm never quite sure what I am,


or even if I want to be something
specific," she said.
She used as an example the
growing number of labels she
said are tacked onto the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender, or
LGBT, movement, such as intersex,
questioning, queer and straight-
sympathetic.
"Is the noun list going to keep
getting longer?" she asked, later
adding, "We need to emphasize
principles, not identities."
Wilchins said the struggle -to
stop discrimination based on
gender-identity expression will
get more fulfilling in the next few
years but urged students in the
audience to take the fight to the
next level.
In response to a question from
the audience, Wilchins said there
are more than just two genders,
probably "thousands" of them,
but that society does not have the
words to describe them.
"We're black and white people
living in a technicolor world," she
said.
Wilchins' speech was co-spon-
sored by Accent, UF's speakers
bureau.


Emily Harris/ Alligator Staff
Riki Wilchins speaks to a large group at the Reitz Union on Mon-
day. Wilchins' speech helps kick off Pride Awareness Month.


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Online voting a no-show


By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Alligator Writer
smagruder@alligator.org

A bill to bring Student Government
elections online will not be heard at
tonight's Student Senate meeting.
Former Judiciary Committee
Chairman and Senate President Pro
Tempore John Boyles said he has not
seen the online voting bill submitted to
the committee by former Sen. Andrew
Hoffman since he withdrew it during a
committee meeting on March 13.
Boyles, elected pro tempore a week
ago, said interviews are being conduct-
ed to find his replacement as Judiciary
Committee chairperson.
He added that the committee could
resume its official meetings to examine
proposed legislation in less than two
weeks once a new chairperson is cho-
sen.
Boyles also said he is looking into
forming a separate committee to revise
the 700 codes of the SG statutes, which
deal with election laws the bill sought
to change.
He said he looks forward to working
with Hoffman on the revisions.
The proposed bill, which was au-
thored by Hoffman and Student Body
Treasurer Dennis Ngin, came about


after a petition to put the issue of online
voting on the ballot for the Spring elec-
tion was denied in February by the SG
Supreme Court.
Dean of Students Gene Zdziarski
invalidated that decision March 8, cit-
ing a possible violation of Florida open
meeting laws.
However, with only one week until
the election, the petition remained off
the ballot.
Hoffman and
Ngin's bill suggested
doing away with
physical polling loca-
tions and allowing
students to vote on-
line as early as Fall.
Ngin During the com-
mittee meeting, sena-
tors debated the definition of a polling
location and security issues with online
voting.
The committee proposed having the
bill heard during the second meeting of
the newly elected senators to avoid the
politically, charged atmosphere of the
Spring elections.
Hoffman withdrew the bill, allowing
him to present it again at any time.
"We just want this to happen as soon
as possible," Hoffman said in an earlier
interview.


Speaker goes inside Cuba


By BRITTANY SCHLORFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

A Cuban human-rights activist shared
his insider's view of the civic resistance
movements in Cuba with an audience of
about 30 people Monday night.
Orlando Gutierrez, national secretary and
former president of the Cuban Democratic
Directorate, a nonprofit human-rights orga-
nization, spoke about the country's politics
and outsiders' perception at the Cuban-
American Student Association's Human
Rights in Cuba panel.
"It's not a political movement; it's not a
party," he said. "It's a movement of people
to earn their rights."
Gutierrez referenced movements such as
the Ladies in White, a group of wives and
mothers of dissidents who attend church
each week and, after the service, march
silently in the front of the church to protest
their relatives' continued imprisonment af-
ter their March 18, 2003, arrests.
Audience members received a booklet
prepared by the Directorate listing that
group among several others and their ac-
tions of civic resistance in Cuba.
Gutierrez said this movement's actions


are not spoken of in the debate over Cuba.
"Oftentimes, I see the issue of Cuba being
lost in stereotypes," he said.
In the debates, people forget that Cuba is
a living, breathing nation, he added.
Third-year engineering major Jose
Noriega agreed.
"Very few Cuban Americans in the U.S.
see Cuba from the inside," Noriega said.
"Gutierrez is the small percentage of people
that are interested in what's going on in the
country and a positive and
On progressive change."
Campus Gutierrez cited power,
social struggle, sovereignty
and national identity as the four key issues
protesters are trying to resolve, but outsid-
ers don't think of them as part of the debate,
he said.
"People look at Cuba from their own
reality," he said.-"I think we should look at
Cuba based on the reality of Cubans on the
island."
Chris Caraballo, president of the Cuban-
American Student Association, said that is
why the association invited Gutierrez.
"He offers a unique insight as a member
of the Directorate," Caraballo said. "They
have contact with the protesters in Cuba."


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Editorial


Top 10 time

UF is moving on up, but it

needs to focus on faculty
In President Bernie Machen's quest to make UF a Top 10
public research university, it's hard to choose a measuring
stick by which such a ranking should be determined.
The most obvious is the U.S. News & World Report's an-
nual, well, report. While there are questions as to its ranking
criteria, there really isn't any clear competitor.
Certainly most UF students flipped through its pages
when deciding where to go to undergrad, and most probably
will pick up the graduate school edition if they choose that
direction for their future.
If these reports are to be the marker, then initial reports
are that President Machen has done a passable job so far.
In the six major programs covered in the recently released
graduate rankings (business, education, engineering, law
and medical research and primary care), UF moved up an
average of about two or three spots.
While this is a positive change, these same rankings prove
that disproportionately low showings in some categories are
dragging down UF's status.
Some of these categories can't directly be improved.
Undergraduate GRE scores, acceptance rate, degrees grant-
ed, research funds and other categories all of which UF
does well in anyway tend to improve as the prestige of the
university grows.
-Others likely won't be improved. Let's face it: Out-of-state
tuition rates aren't going to go down. Ever.
However, the primary culprits in the report are the same
that we have been harping on all semester, and they are infi-
nitely fixable: Peer reviews which are affected by UF's treat-
ment of faculty and student/teacher ratio.
Their effect clearly is evident in the numbers from the U.S.
News data.
UF consistently was underrated by peers compared to
its overall standing. In engineering, for instance, the seven
schools ranked immediately below UF all were ranked higher
in the peer review.
The peer numbers are thrown into sharp perspective when
compared to assessment from professionals and recruiters in
the respective fields. These assessors, who are less likely to
consider faculty treatment, ranked UF an average of .25 points
higher than did its peers not a small amount on a scale of
-only four points. In the rest of the field, the general trend was
for peer reviews to be higher than professional reviews.
These peer reviews constitute 25 percent of .the total rank-
ings in all fields except medical research (20 percent). This is
equal to or higher in each field than all student selectivity cat-
egories combined (GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores, undergraduate
GPA, acceptance rate, etc.).
UF's student/teacher ratio fared better in the graduate re-
port than it typically does in the undergraduate, but it still is
deficient when compared to higher-ranked institutions.
We're sorry for throwing all of those figures on you, but
they illustrate a point: Prospective faculty are being deterred
by the UF faculty's low salary rates, deficient benefits (such as
the domestic-partner benefits that recently have come up for
discussion) and threat of being overstretched to cover for the
high student/teacher ratio.
UF under President Machen slowly is creeping toward its
goal of becoming a premier public institution. If it ever wants
to reach this goal, however, it must focus on those upon whom
UF's success is based: the teachers.


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Column

Parents move to fu
W ith the revelation of SpongeBob's deviant lifestyle,
which is paving the way for a general failing of
American children's ability to ignore the dangers
of reality, concerned parents have decided to step up their
efforts, to reduce our youth into useless, sheltered bubble-
children.
At the forefront of this movement are a crack group
of PTA pundits and sympathetic teachers who believe
they' have discovered the root of the problem: Our
schoolchildren's delicate psyches are being ravaged by the
seemingly ceaseless stream of red ink that teachers use to
correct shoddy work.
"My generation was brought up on right or wrong with
no in-between, and red was always in yotur face," Justin
Kazmark, a 25-year-old teacher who still is haunted by the
remarks of teachers past, told the Associated Press. "It's
abrasive to me," he said.
These parents and- teachers are part of a nationwide
trend in which red pens are being thrown into the trash
to make way for colors that are more sensitive to young
students mostly pastels, known alternately as "those
colors that no self-respecting kid touched in art class."
Because of the growing trend among teachers to avoid
the evil color, manufacturers have enjoyed a sharp in-
crease in purple-ink pen sales.
"[Teachers are] trying to be positive and reinforcing
rather than being harsh," said Robert Silberman, Pilot
Pen's vice president of marketing, who has no conflict of
interest regarding this issue whatsoever.
He continued by asserting that negative marks made
with Pilot purple pens statistically are proven to cause 40
percent fewer D-students to pee their pants, and they're
on sale for a limited time.
With the support of broken-spirited teachers and the pen


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Ily wussify children
manufacturers on their side, they
decided to bring in the scientists to
cement their rainbow revolution.
When color .specialist Leatrice
Eiseman was called in to discuss
S the issue, she explained the red-
Matt SancheZ ink phenomenon by saying, "The
Editorial Notebook human eye is notoriously fickle
msanchez@alligator.org and is always searching for some-
thing new to look at it."
Unfortunately, she immediately
whs deported for violating several laws of English gram-
mar before she could explain exactly what that means.
With such hard evidence to back them up, .it's hard
to imagine that the parents will stop until the day when
no student has to face the abject shame of a red "X" or
worse, a frowning smiley-face on his spelling test.
All parents interviewed agreed it was far better to
isolate their children from reality than to let them make
their own mistakes, though none were willing to go on
the record.
They realized that the children likely then would
become utter failures at life after receiving a proverbial
punch to the face from said reality, but they considered
this an even trade.
Thankfully, reading and writing specialist Janet Jones
provided a voice of reason for those who have had enough
of seeing red.
"If you're just looking at avoiding the color red, the stu-
dents might riot be as frightened, but they won't be better
writers," Jones said.
In unrelated news, red pen sales among college profes-
sors recently have increased 370 percent.
Matt Sanchez is opinions editor at the Alligator.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Do you find it Monday's question: Should UF
traumatic when teachers mark offer domestic-partner benefits to
your papers with red ink? faculty and staff?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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Letters to the Editor
Voting would keep 'Baxleys' out of office
Editor. Rep. Dennis Baxley's quote con-
cerning'the "promiscuity" of gay and lesbian
individuals was so obviously moronic that
I just have to say something. Baxley, who
accuses gays and lesbians of having "300
partners in their lifetime" and of not practic-
ing monogamy simply because of their sexual
orientation, also is chairman of the House
Education Council. How can such ignorance
be tolerated from someone who can have real.
material effect on education in Florida?
Of course, Baxley is well within his rights
to disagree with the proposed plan at UF to
extend domestic-partner benefits to same-sex
couples; however, his virulent rhetoric exhib-
its a dangerously flawed logic and is not at all
what we should expect from one of our state
leaders.
Although I don't think there's much Baxley
can do in the case of UF and same-sex partner
benefits, besides threaten us with the possible
loss of funding from his constituents, I am left
wondering what we can do in response to his,
as Allison Andrews put it, peddling of "cheap
stereotypes." My most immediate thought is
that, in light of the recent elections, Baxley's
comments should remind us that voting is
more than just electing a president every four
years.-
President Bush may be the head of the ex-
ecutive branch in this country, but it is Baxley
and other members of state, county and local


government who have the most direct effect
on our everyday lives.
We can choose our local leaders if we go
to the polls in those seemingly unimportant
off-year elections and stay informed through
resources like the Iguana, the Alligator and
the Civic Media Center. In the election for City
Commission, only 130 or so people showed up
to vote at my polling location. My vote actu-
ally was pretty important.
While I know voting is not the only answer,
or even the best answer (many of us had no
say in Baxley's election), it is a step in the right
direction toward a more humane governance
in our country. I encourage people like Pride
Student Union President Allison Andrews to
keep up their fight for human rights for all at
UF, in the state of Florida and throughout the
United States. We must not let the Baxleys of
the world decide who does and does not de-
serve the most basic of rights: to care for the
people you love.
Kate Casey-Sawicki
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Cartoon was irresponsible, not humorous
Editor: Political cartoons often reflect the
artist's wit, humor and intricate insight into
the realm of current events. Unfortunately
- as is evident in the cartoon printed March


30 they sometimes are nothing more then
an artist's -irresponsible voicing of his own
opinion on a matter he simply does not un-
derstand.
Considering the nobility of their work, it
is appalling to see criminal defense attorneys
characterized in such a negative light. We
must remember that a criminal defendant
is innocent until proven guilty and that a
criminal defense attorney's job is to make
sure that proof is there. Criminal defense at-
torneys do not exist to put felons back on the
street; they exist to ensure the state plays by
the rules. They provide an invaluable check
on the state's awesome power to deprive its
citizens of life, liberty and property.
Johnnie Cochran undoubtedly will be
remembered for his defense of clients such
as O.J. Simpson and Sean Combs. However,
these types of cases only scratch the surface
of his illustrious career. Cochran helped pros-
ecute a lawsuit on behalf of public high school
students who were denied access to advanced
placement courses. He represented Reginald
Denny, a vhite truck driver who was as-
saulted during the 1992 Los Angles riots. He
supported low-income housing projects, pro-
vided assistance to minority artists and helped
found the Domestic Violence Council of Los
Angeles County.
Marlette's cartoon quipped Cochran's
infamous rhyme from the O.J. Simpson
trial. However, his life work better is charac-


TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 7



terized by the words of Martin Luther King
Jr., words that Cochran himself often repeated:
"An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice ev-
erywhere." Marlette's cartoon served a grave
injustice to the memory of a distinguished at-
torney and a courageous human being.
Robert E. Mayes
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Rapper didn't present balanced message
Editor: Your newspaper's March 31 ar-
ticle covering the event featuring rapper Will
Youmans, who claims to "provide a frame-
work for understanding the conflict" and
notes the importance of taking "truth, history
and context" into account regarding the Israel-
Palestine Middle East conflict, may give one
the impression that Youmnans' views were fair
and balanced.
If this were the case, why does he not men-
tion the nearly one million Jewish citizens of
various Arab nations Iraq, Egypt, Yemen
and Morocco to name a few who forcibly
were expelled after having their properties
confiscated, synagogues ransacked, valuables
looted and cemeteries desecrated without any
compensation or promise thereof?
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UF students recount life-altering visit with the pope


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By JOHN COX
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She was 3 feet from the pope, and all she could
do was cry.
"It was just amazing," said UF sophomore Sarah
Luffman.
One week after arriving in Italy instead of watch-
ing UF's win over rival FSU at Doak Campbell
Stadium, a group of 21 UF students saw Pope John
Paul II.
"What would you rather do, go to the FSU game
or see the pope?" UF Italian professor Joe M. Paden
said.
The students didn't regret their decision, he said.
In an effort of goodwill, John Paul handed two
relics to Orthodox Christian leader Ecumenical
Patriarch Bartholomew that had been in Rome for
riderss" centuries, Paden said.
"It was something that made me think I needed
to go back to church," Luffman said. "He was inspir-
ing."
Those same sentiments were felt thousands of
miles away in Vatican City, where the pope's body
was on display Tuesday.
People who had never had an audience with the
pope felt as if they had lost a loved one. "Every time
I saw him (on television) he told me something, he
gave me a message," said Silvia Sandon, 23, a stu-
dent in- Rome, after viewing the body. "Now, I just
saw him."
Crowd members cheerfully chanted and clapped
hands on the street leading to St. Peter's Square as
they moved slowly toward the Basilica. As soon they
entered the square, people fell silent as if they were
entering a sacred place. Their glimpse of the pope's
remains was quick at best, as police whispered,
"Hurry up."
But some still managed to snap photographs with
cell phones as they passed John Paul's body, clad in
* -. a scarlet velvet robe, his head crowned with a white
*bishop's miter and a staff topped with a crucifix


tucked under his left arm.
"I would like to tell him how much I love him,"
said Lorenzo Cardone, 9, waiting in line with his
parents.
Outside, the mourners stood in line hour after
hour, starting when the sun's heat blazed off the
Vatican's old stones and into the late night chill.
Pilgrims older than the late pope struggled to remain
standing. Young children, even infants, were unusu-
ally-well-behaved.
Up to 2 million pilgrims are expected in Rome to
pay their final respects this week.
For the UF students in Italy
last Fall, having the two leaders
of two of the largest churches in
-. the world in the same room was a
historical moment, Paden said.
"I think the kids were really
impressed by the importance of
Pope Johri Paul II that," he said.
People will remember the pope
for his fight against communism and the length of
his reign, Paden said. The pope was more than a
man; he was an institution.
Luffman said she is not Catholic but still had ad-
miration and reverence for John Paul.
His unwillingness to quit working was moving,
she said..
"He has been in this ailing state for so long;.and
he really did make an effort, even if it was bad for his
health," Luffman said. -
Paden, who was raised in Italy, said he saw the
pope in the United States early in his papacy.
"He had a million kids there," Paden said. "The
Beatles didn't pull that many."
During the summer, the pope held services in the
mornings. His draw was the greatest evidence of his
influence, Paden said.
"How often can you say 'let's have church at 10
in the morning' and have 250,000 people show up;"
Paderi said. "You can't do that here in Gainesville."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.,


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Hot bath, music may aid insomnia ails


By SKYLER SMITH
Alligator Writer
ssmith@alligator.org

Those with cavalier attitudes about sleep
are underestimating the importance of get-
ting enough shut-eye, and the doctors at
Gainesville's North Florida Regional Medical


Center are opening their sleep lab to let people
know what the consequences could be.
Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the open
house aims to educate anyone with questions
or concerns about sleep disorders, giving them
a chance to talk with the staff and get a tour of
the five-bedroom laboratory.
The most common disorder is sleep apnea,


a condition in which the tissues of airways
loosen during sleep and cause anything from
snoring to blocked airways, said Susan Purdy,
a polysomnog-
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Community College technician.
"We treat a
few college students," Purdy said. -
Another common problem for young
adults is poor sleep hygiene, which is the ten-


dency to use a bed as work space instead of a
place of rest, she said.
"Your bed is for sex and for sleep. That's
it," Purdy said.
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Hub set to reopen with new diversions for students


By EMILY YEHLE
Alligator Writer
eyehle@alligator.org

UF students may one day be able
to sip coffee, study for exams and
check their e-mail around the clock,
when an Internet cafe at the "hub"
of campus is completed.
The Hub's renovation, sched-
uled for completion in May 2006,
includes 11,000 square feet for an
Internet caf,, complete with wireless
Web access, computer terminals and
a food outlet.
UF officials said they hope to
leave the area, once the university
bookstore, open 24 hours a day.
"There's going to be food, cof-
fee, just a place to actually relax,"
said Lydia Washington, a Student
Government official involved in the
project. "I definitely think this will
be a big place, the new hot spot.".
Although the renovation's more
than $8 million bill has not been
settled, the finished design also
includes skylights, videoconferenc-


HUB of activity
The renovation plans for UF's old
bookstore include an expanded center
for study abroad and international
programs, a 24-hour study area, and
other goodies.


ing rooms and movable furniture,
allowing students to create comfort-
able study areas.
UF's Academic Technology
offices will surround the cafe, pro-
viding computer aid, said Bahar
Armaghani, Hub project manager.
Rumors of the Hub's impending
renovation into a multicultural af-
fairs center motivated Washington,
the SG director of multicultural
affairs, to become in-
On volved in the project.
Campus Although the
renovated Hub will
not include any mul-
ticultural aspects, Washington said
she thinks the redesigned space will
continue to be the "hub" of student
activity.
"It will be very beneficial because
of time and because of distance," she
said.
BothArmaghani and Washington
said the Hub committee tapped stu-
dents for ideas.
Surveys revealed that a 24-hour
study areavas paramount on stu-


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dents' wish lists, Washington said.
As the plans stand now, students
will get that space, which partially
will be paid through a tuition-fund-.
ed pool of $2 million.
Last year, UFP received $13 million
from the Capital Improvement Trust
Fund to pay for new and improved
facilities. A UF committee decided
how to disburse those funds, and
UF's highest governing body ap-
proved the list in September.
But only 11,000 square feet of
the Hub's 52,000 square foot space
has been given specifically to stu-
dents. The remaining 41,000 square
feet will be used as office space for
the International Center and for
Academic Technology. -
The merging of these depart-
ments into one central location
ensures students get efficient -and
convenient service, UF officials said.
"We hope this will be a very
vivacious, high-activity spot where
students can access their services,"
said Lynn Frazier, associate director
of the International Center.
The International Center, which
manages services such as study
abroad and international-studerit
support, is "maxed out" in its cur-
rent office spaces in Grinter and
Peabody halls and needs staff to
support a growing interest in inter-
national services, she said.
Moving to the Hub, she added,
will allow the department to expand
and better serve the students.
"The move will benefit students,
first of all, because facilities will be
more inviting and student-friendly,"
she said.
Even though Frazier said the -
move will "greatly" increase office
space, Armaghani said the center
will be the smallest section in the
building, only taking up 9,000 to
10,000 square feet.
Academic Technology offices
will take the biggest slice of the floor
plan, filling the entire second story
of the Hub and several sections on
the first floor. .
Staff is now split between six
different buildings, said Amalia
Shortsleeve, associate director of
Academic Technology.
The funding for the project is still
tentative, Armaghani said, but the
renovation will be completed all at
once or in phases. If UF administra-
tors decide to fund the project in
stages, the Internet cafe will come
first, followed by two stages for the
office space.


Jundinan urveellwuu, AlligdLur
'Chris Stephens rests in front of the Hub on Monday. The Hub will
soon undergo a renovation transforming it into an Internet cafe.


Frazier said she hoped the project
would be completed in one step, as
staff can't be moved in stages and
still be efficient.
"Because the services are integral
to one another and because of the
small space involved, I don't think
we could function," Frazier said.
Although wireless Interniet,
video-conference rooms and large
television screens will adorn the
renovated building, de.ig-ner- said
they were careful, to keep some
remnants of the Hub's past
In 1950, the building opened as
the center for student services and
was named the Hub in a student
competition.
The building was remodeled


during the '80s, but the terracotta
floors on the first level remain.
When the Hub is renovated, this
link to the past will be preserved,
Armaghani said. The only major
structural change will be the rais-
ing of part of the roof.
The building will also be
,"green," meaning its utilities will
be energy- and water-efficient.
Urinals will be waterless. Window
tints will minimize the amount of
heat that seeps into the building,
thus, saving on air-conditioning
usage.
The existing food court, which
includes Chick-Fil-A, Zia Juice
and Einstein's Bagels, will not be
affected by the renovation.


STUDENT LIFE

Junior heading to Nationals


- in rock-paper-scissors


By ANDREA VEST
Alligator Contributing Writer

Whether relying on skill or luck,
the age-old method of decision-
making through rock, paper and
scissors hand signals has moved
into the realm of competition.
UF junior James Combs will com-
pete April 14 to 17 in South Beach in
the National Collegiate Rock Paper
Scissors Invitational Tournament.
Combs won a spot in the tourna-
ment after being randomly, selected
in a drawing -sponsored by The-


Florida Book Store.


"I think James has a real shot,
at -winning this thing," store man-
ager Nandy Ferguson said. "He
just needs to remember that nothing
beats rock."
Combs will bring a guest or
trainer, to South Beach to help him
practice prior to the competition,
Ferguson said.
As a benefit of being selected to
compete, he will be provided with
airfare, hotel accommodations .and.
$300 in cash.
"I was just excited that. Iwon a -


free trip to Miami," he said.
Combs said he doesn't know
anything about RPS.
"1 am an RPS ninja."
James Combs
UFjunior


Since he found out he will- be
competing in South Beach, however,
he has been making decisions using
RPS, Combs said.
"If my friends can't decide where
to eat, '.E play RPS. \\1io get_- to ride
shotgun on the way to eat' Rock


Paper Scissors will decide," Combs
said.
President and founder, of UF's
Rock Paper Scissors Club Logan
Schneider has taken the game seri-
ousli for quite s-ome time
RPS .s an anuate part in all of
us," he said. "It's the essence, of
our decision-making. and how we
resolve problems and conflicts."
The idea for the dub began while
he was competing with his friends
for the last slice ot Hawaiian-pizza,
he said.
'-,We-were4n.,an.altered state and


felt that the only way to go for it in a
fair way was Rock Paper Scissors, of
course," Schneider said.
At the collegiate championships,
Combs will be competing for a
$5,000 top prize, making what was
once a childhood game big busi-
ness.
The winner also will compete in
the 2005 World RPS Championship.
When he was informed of the
grand prize, Combs described what
his playing style will be in the tour-
nament.
"... ."am.an'RPSninja,".he said.,


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10, ALLIGATOR m TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005


Applications for high SG positions now available


* ACCENT CHAIR AND LOBBY COOR-
DINATOR ARE ESPECIALLY COVETED.

By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
Alligator Writer
smagruder@alligator.org

Students seeking control of some of the
most influential -non-elected positions in
Student Government now can apply in the
same way they would for a job or internship.
Positions such as Accent chair, lobby co-
ordinator, supervisor of elections and cabinet


directors, all of which are appointed by elected
SG officials, are open to all qualified students
for the 2005-06 school year.
Four applications SG agency heads,
directors, cabinet directors and cabinet chairs
- are available in the SG Office on the third
floor of the Reitz Union.
Student Body President-elect Joe Goldberg
said his administration also will appoint appli-
cants to positions on more than 30 university
committees, which cover issues such as park-
ing and transportation, financial affairs and
campus student housing.
"There's positions available for everything


right now," Goldberg said.
He added that while agency and cabinet
positions are geared more toward students
with experience in that branch, applicants
for university committees need no SG experi-
ence.
"I think every student can find something
that interests them," Goldberg said.
Chosen students will be appointed during
Summer A in May, after Goldberg's adminis-
tration takes office and gives its recommenda-
tions to the Senate for confirmation.
All applicants are required to submit
their name, address, GPA, class and work


schedules, a resume and written responses
to questions on their motivation and involve-
ment in SG.
Candidate interviews will play a crucial
role in deciding appointments, Goldberg
said.
"You only get a few minutes to set yourself
apart from the rest in an interview that's
what we're looking for," he said.
Applications are due at 4 p.m. April 13 for
non-cabinet positions and 5 p.m. the same
day for cabinet positions.
University committee applications are
due April 20.


STUDENT LIFE

Three-university partnership aids job opportunities


By BRIAN HAGEN
Alligator Writer
bhagen@alligator.org

UF engineering students will
soon have the opportunity for in-
ternships with Florida companies
and businesses on the edge of
high-tech innovation thanks to the
university's $2-million commitment
to the Florida High Tech Corridor
Council.
The council teams up 215 tech-
nology-based businesses from 23
counties in North Central Florida
with UF, UCF and USE
The partnership is meant to fos-
ter research and create trained labor
for high-technology jobs, UF Vice
President for Research Win Phillips
said.


"This is going to be fast track,"
Phillips said, adding that UF should
see the first partnerships happen by
the first Summer semester.
The council, which was founded
in 1996, specializes in laser and
information technology, aviation,
microelectronics and medical tech-
nology.
Though no specific position
proposals have been received yet
from businesses in the corridor, Erik
Sander, UF College of Engineering
director of industry programs, is
excited about the prospects.
"Successful UF-industry collab-
orative research projects with large
and small companies throughout
the corridor will provide students
with greater opportunities to experi-
ence university-industry collabora-


tive research environments," Sander
said. "This really adds tremendous
value to students as they seek
internships and employment op-
portunities."
"This (the partnership) is
going to be fast track."
Win Phillips
UF vice president for research

UF President Bernie Machen's
$2-million pledge to the council
was announced in January. Through
corporate matching funds, a univer-
sity's financial contribution is typi-
cally tripled, Phillips said.
According to the council's Web
site, more than $128 million in uni-
versity and business contributions


from throughout the corridor was
accumulated by January.
Seventy-five percent of the mon-
ey was used to create 500 projects,
providing internship opportunities
for 1,000 graduate and doctoral stu-
dent and research assistants along
with 300 faculty members, the Web
site states.
"These funds will be used to
work with industry entrepreneurs,"
Phillips said.
Working with risk-takers means
the possibility of new discoveries,
Phillips said, and the resulting prof-
its from patents and royalties would
be split between the company and
the university, with the former re-
taining the manufacturing license,
he said.
"This is a unique resource


opportunity for business and
the university," Phillips said.
"Business is able to research their
problems with one-third of the
price off."
Other university departments,
such as physics, chemistry and the
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences also could benefit from
additional projects and internships,
Phillips said.
Additionally, community col-
leges within the corridor could
become training grounds for pay-
ing jobs.
More information will be avail-
able next week when UF launches
www.fhtcc.ufl.edu, the university's
Web site for information about its
specific partnerships with the coun-
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 11

ON CAMPUS

Garden for the blind would engage other senses


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Contributing Writer

The visitors to the proposed gar-
den at UF won't care about the color
of the flowers, the plant arrangement
or what the sculptures look like.
They won't be able to see it.
UF music professor Miriam
Zach and her husband, Iowa State
University architecture professor
Mikesch Muecke, are planning a
garden for the blind on the south
slope behind the Honors Residential
College at Hume Hall.
The professors came up with the
idea during the 2004 Winter Break.
Zach and Muecke were discuss-
ing volume when they realized that
they were talking about two com-
pletely different things.
"We realized that we used the
same vocabulary, but the mean-


ings are different," Zach said. "For
example, volume in architecture is
the space, whereas in music it is the
loudness."
They decided to start a project
that would combine their two fields.
Plans for the garden include aural
aspects such as wind chimes, plants
that rustle in the breeze and feeders
to attract songbirds.
"You cut off one sense, and
you're suddenly more aware of oth-
ers," Zach said.
Construction plans for the gar-
den would emphasize the other.
four senses. Lamb's ear and licorice
plants are soft; allspice trees have a
distinct scent; herbs can be tasted
and bushes will rustle in the breeze.
Zach involved her honors music
and health class in the project, first
taking them to the McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity's


"All of my students have
a voice. It's a collective
project."
Miriam Zach
UF music professor

Butterfly Rainforest and having them
tour the exhibit blindfolded. They
observed how gearing the exhibit
toward other senses would improve
the visually impaired experience.
Then, each student wrote a three-
page essay on what he or she would
include in the garden.
"All of my students have a
voice," Zach said. "It's a collective
project."
Advertising freshman Karen
Kayir focused her design mostly
on touch, which included marble


statues that would be hard and cool
and padded handrails that would be
warm and soft.
The students may be involved
" in the construction process as well.
Zach said that she would like vol-
unteers to help build the garden and
assist with its upkeep.
"I definitely want to help," Kayir
said. "It just seems like a fun project
something that would be benefi-
cial to the university."
Before they can begin, the
garden for the blind must be ap-
proved by UF's Facilities Planning
& Construction.
Linda Dixon, manager of the
FP&C planning office, heard about
the project when Zach requested
maps to aid in the students' essays.
"It's something that UF would be
interested in," Dixon said.
However, she explained that


most of these types of projects have
outside funding and a maintenance
endowment. The garden does not
have any benefactors yet, but Zach
is optimistic.
For now, Zach and Mueke are
just working on getting attention
for the project, hoping awareness
will lead to funding.
"We've written up a proposal
with the student essays and the de-
signs, and we've sent those to vari-
ous administrators at UF and Iowa
[State University]," Zach said.
Mueke designed a Web site
for the garden to include in the
proposal, which was sent out to
key decision-makers at the end of
February.
The Web site can be found at
http://www.public.iastate.edu/
-arch.404/ gardenForTheBlind /
projectlHome.html.


Over-exercising can lead to addiction, physical injury


* LIKE EATING DISORDERS, EXER-
CISING CAN BE AN ADDICTION.

By STEPHANIE SHAEFFER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Most see exercise as a positive habit to pick
up, but it can become harmful and addicting if
.taken too far.
Exercise addiction is now seen as a legiti-
mate problem much like eating disorders, ac-
cording to the American Council on Exercise.
An addiction can lead to physical injuries, so-
cial alienation and psychological dependence.


The term "exercise bulimia" is often used
to describe this problem, but Heather A.
Hausenblas, exercise psychology professor at
UF, said the label should be avoided.
"Excessive exercise is secondary to an eat-
ing disorder, not a separate eating disorder,"
Hausenblas said.
Because exercise addiction does not have
a clear medical definition, it is hard to draw
a clear line between when healthy exercising
becomes obsessive.
"You have to look at each case on the in-
dividual level to see what is motivating that.
person to exercise," Hausenblas said. "Thirty
hours a week can be healthy if someone is


training for an event, but if they are exercising
.that much to be thinner or change their body
shape, it is dangerous."
Janis Mena, UF nutritionist, said exercise
becomes a problem when it starts
Public to interfere with other.areas of a
Health person's life.
"I've had girls tell me they
don't want to go home because
their mom won't let them exercise," Mena said.
Staff of the UF fitness facilities are trained to
watch for people they suspect are excessively
exercising, judged by the duration, frequency
and intensity of their workouts.
Gayle Patasnik; a UF sophomore, works out


five times a week but said she pays attention to
her body and knows when to stop exercising.
"I have a set routine that I do at the gym,"
Patasnik said. "I don't exercise more just be-
cause I might have eaten poorly one day. Ialso
make sure my body has adequate restbetween
workouts, and I definitely don't work out if I
am injured."
Decreased performance, loss of coordina-
tion, prolonged recovery, headaches, loss of
appetite, muscle soreness/tenderness, gastro-
intestinal disturbances and a decreased ability
to ward off infection are all physical dues that
exercise has gone too far, according to the
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STUDENT HEALTH

Rabid bat bites Samaritan student at Weimer Hall


By DAVID COHEN
Alligator Writer
dcohen@alligator.org

Students may be aware that bats
are the only flying mammal and that
they make screeching noises, but
one student also learned to beware
their bite last week.
An injured bat found its way
into the Weimer Hall courtyard
last Tuesday, and when UF student
Danny Depaz tried to help, the ani-
mal bit him.
"I was just trying to save the
little guy's life, and he bit me," said
Depaz, a public relations junior. "If
someone were to open the door, he
was going to get crushed."
Unknown to Depaz at the time,
the bat was infected by rabies,
and it was the resourcefulness of a
classmate that got him the prompt
treatment necessary to fend off the
potentially fatal virus.
When Depaz noticed the bat in a
small hole at the bottom of a class-
room door during a break, he said
he was thinking about its safety, not
his own, in his attempt to rescue the
animal.
"Let's get this little guy out of
here" was running throfigh his
mind, he said.
However, when he tried to move
it using a leaf of notebook paper, the
bat bit his finger, making Depaz the
one in need of rescuing.
At the time, though, Depaz said
he did not think anything of it. But a
classmate, Erin Tam, a UF public re-
lations senior, followed her instincts
and called the College of Veterinary


*"--y "**
A swarm of bats take to the sky from the campus bat house at sunset. A UF student was bitten by a stray
rabid bat recently in Weimer Hall.


Medicine.
She was told to bring the animal
to them without touching it, so Tam
got an envelope box from the jour-
nalism office in which she carried
the sick animal to the veterinary
school.
"I knew not to touch it because
it carries diseases," she said. "I was
scared for Danny and for myself."
The bite happened around 4:30
p.m., and Tam said she was wor-
ried she would not make it to the


veterinary school before it closed at
5p.m.
When an animal contracts rabies,
it goes through the spinal cord and
into the brain. It concentrates in
the salivary glands and makes the
animal want to bite. Rabies is fatal
in humans if not diagnosed in its
early stages.
Given the potential, severity of
the situation, neither Tam nor her
mother thought the veterinary col-
lege handled the situation in the


most capable way.
"They weren't very helpful,
unfortunately," Tam said. "[My
mother] wasn't too happy that I
transported the bat."
However, Sarah Carey, spokes-
woman for the College of Veterinary
Medicine, said that picking up wild-
life is not the school's job.
"They did the right thing by call-
ing," she said.
But she added, "No one should
pick up wildlife. You are putting


your life at risk. Call the police. We
don't usually take bats. We don't
want to mess around with that po-
tential for disease."
Once Tam arrived at the college,
the bat was put to sleep and autop-
sied, which revealed that it carried
rabies.
Depaz said he did not think
about the bite until a veterinarian
from the college contacted him later
in the evening.
"I felt pretty scared," Depaz said,
remembering his heart rate speed-
ing up at the news. "I was definitely
shook. That's a pretty drastic thing. I
was definitely scared and worried."
In hindsight, Depaz was thankful
for Tam's concern and efforts to find
out the bat's condition.
"If the girl wouldn't have taken
the bat in to get tested, I would have
never thought about it," he said.
Depaz also had some advice to
pass on to anyone in a situation in-
volving an unknown animal.
"It's one of those things you just
have to learn from," he said. "Don't
attempt to approach or help a wild
animal. That's my advice to any-
body out there. There's people you
can call."
Carey added caution should be
exercised when a normally noctur-
nal animal is out during the day and
when it does not appear fearful of
humans.
Depaz started treatment Friday
at the Alachua County Center for
Disease Control and is expected to
make a full recovery.
"I'm just glad I did it because
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Tamia W-
Outstanding student, outstand-
ing athlete, and a true success
throughout life!!!
Tashia M-
This is the first day of the rest of
your life, may it ever be most suc-
cessful! Thank you for being you!


Laur-
Not only are you my sister but my
best friend. You are so amazingly-
intelligent, beautiful, and kind.
Congratulations! I love you so
much. -HB-
Hey You,
Congraduations! You've worked
so hard and I'm so proud of you!
You're going to do so great in grad
school! I love you! Love, Me


Ben,
You are the most spirited Gator I
know! I'll miss you at Sonic and
bball campouts. Congrats and
good luck in all you do.
Love, Kelly
To be mall owner,
Congratulations! I'll miss you!,You
rock!
Lots of love,
Your sister.


Matt!
You did it! I know you will be a
great lawyer! I love you! Love
always,
Linzy (boot!)
Nick-
Congrats! I'm so proud of u!
Although our time at UF is over,'
our lives are just beginning. Look-
ing forward to our future! I love u!
~Kim


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the southwest corner of the Mar-
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Exxon & grad school. Come back
and be guest speakers! We'll miss
you!
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sistence, and humility leave me
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20, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005


Paying 11heir dues


Students learn to survive


By JEFF SIRMONS
Alligator Writer
jsirmons@alligator.org


STARKE Twelve miles of
pine forest, mud and scrub sepa-
rated 36 UF Army ROTC students
from civilization in 40-degree
weather. Coyotes and hyenas
howled, raising the hair off the
shivering cadets' backs. Cadets
used still-smoking matchheads
to burn off blood-sucking ticks.
The cadets were in survival


chicken. Mealor is an experi-
enced hunter.
"Killing a chicken is essential-
knowledge even the general pub-
lic should know," he said. "If you
go to a foreign marketplace and
ask for chicken, they'll give it to
you fresh complete with feath-
ers and a clucking head."
Mealor, 18, attends UF on an
Army ROTC scholarship, which
means he signed a contract en-
suring he will be an officer in the
Army upon graduation. -


training class at Camp
Blanding, a 56,000-acre "If you don't like it, you q
National Guard facility This isn't for everyone.
about 25 miles north of A lot of students just can t cut it.


Gainesville. The out-
door overnighter was only a por-
tion of their three-day field train-
ing exercise last weekend.
From Saturday morning to
Sunday morning, they slept in a
shelter made out of a regulation
army poncho, constructed spears
and clubs and beheaded, feath-
ered and cooked roosters over
open fire.
"If you're in the middle of
nowhere and you go one week
without chow, you can't wait .to
stick this bird in a pot and cook
it," said Maj. Jeffery Bailey, mili-
tary science instructor. "But first
you must know hlow."
Four of the first-year and sec-
ond-year cadets had the privilege
of beheading a rooster. They gen-
tly massaged the rooster's neck
to tranquilize it, placed its neck
underneath a stick, stepped on
both ends of the stick and quickly
pulled the body from the head.
Michael Mealor, first-year
cadet, slaughtered his rooster
easily and led his squad of nine
in feathering and skinning the


Michael Mealor
"It's important to learn ev-
erything you can, because there's
a war going on, and there's a
good chance I'll get deployed,"
he said.
Mealor said he has always
wanted to be in the military,
which is why he's learning ev-
erything he can while in ROTC in
order to lead a platoon into battle
and defend his country.
"My mom isn't too excited
about my probable deployment
to Iraq," Mealor said. "But she
knows that being deployed is
just part of my job part of the
career I've chosen."
The cadets have a greater
sense of urgency knowing they
are joining the military branch
that has suffered the most casu-
alties so' far in the Iraqi conflict
since April 2003, senior cadet
Jonathan Oblon said.
"We all take this program seri-
ously," said Oblon, who will be
an active-duty officer later this
month. "But since the start of the


war on terrorism, Sept. 11, you
see the cadets stand just a little
bit straighter and move just a
little bit faster."

Food for thought
All day the cadets stayed qui-
et, acting as if they were surviv-
ing in enemy territory. By night-
'fall, however, they relaxed a bit
and joined each other around the
fire, scratching at insect bites and
listening to jokes and war stories
from previously enlisted cadets.
Most cadets slept less than two
hours total.
"I've heard many stories from
a few veterans in the pro-
uit. gram," Mealor said. "If
I get deployed- to Iraq
, or any other place, I'll be
aided by their experiences."
Waking up at 4:30 a.m.
Sunday after an uncomfortable
sleep on the damp dirt, the cadets
quietly packed their stuff in 10
minutes and marched toward the
bus, thankful it would take them
to a breakfast they didn't have to
kill, clean and cook.
While gobbling down. eggs,
grits and sausage, the cadets
talked about their experiences
the previous night, including the
traveling habits of ticks.
"Ticks travel to the warm-
est parts of your body, which
means your armpits and, well,
the groin," Mealor explained.
Mealor later removed a tick from
his navel.
But no one complained about
the experience.
"If you don't like it, you quit,"
Mealor said. "This isn't for ev-
eryone. A lot of students just
can't cut it."
Cadets train specifically for
opposition they may face while
in Iraq, Oblon said. Some of them
will be deployed only six months
out of college.
"You read about all these
deaths in the paper, and it hits


Jeff Sirmons / Alligator Staff
UF Army ROTC cadet Thomas Cobb serves as the foundation for a bridge to help his fellow cadets cross
an imaginary river.


JeTT birmons / Alligator atan
UF Army ROTC cadet Michael Mealor helps pull a fellow cadet over a
wall in Sunday's field leadership course at Camp Blanding,


home to us the most," said
Stephen Smith, cadet battalion
commander. "It hurts to see those
names, but we use it as a driving
force so that we won't end up in
that section of the paper."
Cadets learn military com-
nmand in the first three years oft
ROTC training
The c,,.i''ersion tfron -oldier
trawinm; to officer training oc-
curs the tolloi:ing -ummer
when the cadet. attend a Leader
Deve-lopnment and A\-c-.ssment
Cour-se. -.r LD.-\C.
Fourth-vear cadets foundd like
WIorld War II veterans. a;. they
remini,-ce abLiou t their c\pe-rieiice4-
at LDAC
There': thi- one part %i here
\L'u re nil-tet hi-gh and \-.:.u iump
on a zip line and fly omer the
.uvitter in'd tilI inm __lin *JLe.-
about fi',e-feet light This c ne girl
dropped hen she a-_ about 55
leet hicih and I think _l.he broke
her ankle on the water"' senior
cadet Forrest \VauLhn 1 aid
LD.\C rCL1'1C-; C idet['-; ti -ta'\
'Litdloor4 r.iain or _- ift ,ir
tour da\.s _-traight and conduct
tactical raid again-t nmock en-
emnlie-
Last wtekend, third-\-ear
cadets o'nl\ spent thio night-
outdooi
One outdoor night was can-
celed due to rain.
But by the end of the rigorous


trial, cadets were eager at the
prospect of joining the Army as a
second lieutenant.
"By the time you're a senior,
you're just cruising, waiting
for that golden bar," Oblon
said of the position's insignia.
On Sunday afternoon, the cadets
wearily loaded the bus for the
excursion home. There is one pit
stop, however.

Homeward bound
The bus stops near the camp's
exit, conveniently close to a lake.
As the cadets leave the bus, the
junior cadets attack the senior
cadets, wrestling and carrying
some of the outnumbered seniors
to-the lake and tossing them in, as
tradition would have it.
The wet senior cadets load
the bus knowing that this is
the last extended experience
they will have with UF's-ROTC.
Despite facing a wet ride home,
they prepare themselves for the
future, which for some could be
dangerous.
"UF's ROTC has taught us
how to lead nearly every type of
person," Smith said.
"I graduate fully confident of
my ability. I know I will be as
safe as possible if I go to war, as
I have received top-of-the-line
training."





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The Canterbury
Kids
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rehearse on the
Reitz Union North
Lawn for a per-
formance of "The
Knight's Tale" by
Geoffrey Chaucer.


Race-blind admissions adversely affects awards


MERIT, from page 1


Higher Education. "If the institutions specifi-
cally created to serve the common student do
not do so, who will?"
UF President Bernie Machen said he doesn't
think UF is departing from its land-grant mis-
sion by becoming more selective. UF serves its
charter and the state by boosting the economy
arid through research, he said.
"That's the part that we focus on," Machen
said.
Machen and others have recognized the
necessity for need-based aid but are looking for
the resources to fund it.
But Martin, who did not return messages,
wrote that instead of helping the disadvan-
taged, top-notch universities compete for the
best students, "often ending up subsidizing the
education of those who need subsidies least."

Money for merit
That may be what UF is doing through its
zealous recruitment of National Merit Scholars,
and Machen said he would be willing to recon-
sider the use of more than $6 million to lure
them.
Surveys by the College Board, the organi-
zation that makes the qualifying test for the
National Merit Scholarship Program, show that
students from affluent families consistently
score better than their disadvantaged peers.
White students also score better than Hispanics
or blacks.
UF touts its rankings in National Merit
Scholars on its Web site, in press releases and
even in its new branding campaign. This year's
freshman class brought 259 of them, making
UF No. 2 in the nation for the number enrolled.
The only university to recruit more was
harvard.
UF also recruits National Achievement
Scholars, who are high-achieving minority
students, but that contest is much smaller. This
year's freshman class brought 40.
Sheila Dickison, director of the Honors
Program that handles the scholars, said UF
started targeting them during the term of
President Robert Marston as a way to bring tal-b
edited students to UF. The number of scholars
started increasing in the 1980s.


Dickison said the program had been "very
successful" but declined to comment further.
Interim Provost Joe Glover said the scholars
enhance the educational environment for the.
entire university.
"I think they bring some of the best scholars
in the state and the nation to the university," he
said. "I think all of us like to work at exciting
places filled with bright and exciting people.
The National Merit Program is one way to
make sure campus has students of this ilk."
The university pays the scholars plenty to
create that environment.
In-state National Merit Scholars receive
$22,000 over eight semesters, or $5,500 per
academic year. Most of them also qualify for
the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, which
pays up to 100 percent of tuition plus a stipend
for books.
Since in-state National Merit Scholars glean
both UF's money and the state's, the university
offers an even more generous package for out-
of-state scholars.
They receive $38,000 over eight semesters,
or $9,500 each academic year. The university
allows those out-of-state students to pay in-
state tuition, which is about $3,000 a year. Both
in-state and out-of-state students receive an ad-
ditional $2,000 for approved expenses.
Machen said he's considering putting some
of that money toward need-based aid to better
serve UF's core value of diversity. .

Race-blind admissions
Admissions play a key role in the inclusive-
ness of the university, but recruiting an ethni-
cally diverse class has been harder since Gov.
Jeb Bush eliminated race as a consideration for
admissions and scholarships five years ago,
said Pat Herring, interim director of admis-
sions.
"You've got to have the tools in the box
if you're going to do the job," Herring said.
"That's one less tool in the box."
Now the admissions office gives preference
to high school students who would be the
first in their families to attend college, come
from low-income families, attend low-income
schools and come from single-parent house-
holds.
However, UF also favors legacy students,
or those who have alumni in their immediate
families. Legacies have come under political


criticism lately.
Machen said he has discussed legacy in ad-
missions with Bush.
"I think we're all uncomfortable about it
being a significant factor," Machen said. "It is
a small factor, and I think that's probably the
right way to do it."
While recognizing that fewer minority
students might benefit from legacy, Herring
defended the practice.
"Just because they're (minority students)
less prevalent doesn't mean it's discrimina-
tory," he said. "I think that's a leap of logic."
Despite the emphasis on socio-economic
factors in admissions, many consider UF's stu-
dent body to be wealthy.

A BMW school
The joke is' that with the Bright Futures
Scholarship Program footing their tuition bills,
UF students can spend the money from their
parents' savings on luxury cars.
A Student Financial Affairs survey sug-
gests that's no joke.
Though the voluntary survey has only a 35-
percent responserate, the 2002 results showed
that the median income, of UF students'
parents was between $85,000 and $90,000.
Twenty-one percent of parents reported
incomes of more than $150,000, said Karen
Fooks, Student Financial Affairs director.
Only 14 percent reported incomes of less
than $30,000, she said..
As UF becomes more elitist, it should make
a point of including poverty in its definition of
diversity, said Terry Mills, the associate dean
for minority affairs for the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences.
Diversity is usually equated with race or
ethnicity, but UF shouldn't forget about those
who are simply poor, Mills said. .
UF's tuition is a bargain. But it's rising, and
up-front costs such as application fees, hous-
ing deposits and Preview costs can keep poor
students from choosing UF, Mills said.
"This is truly a barrier for many students,"
he said.
Though socio-economic status should be
included as an element of diversity, UF's limit-
ed resources won't allow it to serve everyone.
"We're bulging at the seams already," Mills
said.


Aid may


increase
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
smgarry@alligator.org

UF officials are looking to guarantee
low-income students a debt-free college
education in a proposal they hope to
announce this Summer.
As tuition increases, UF President
Bernie Machen is concerned that some
qualified students might not be able to
afford a UF education. So he's meeting
with Student Financial Affairs to see
how much it would cost the university
to pick up the tuition tab for students
below a certain income.
"Our hope would be to wipe out the
loan part," Machen said.
It's what Harvard, the University of
Michigan and other prestigious schools
do to provide access to higher educa-
tion.
Manny Fernandez, chairman of the
university's highest governing body,
the Board of Trustees, has been help-
ing with the proposal. He said the
guarantee would be a moral move that
improves UF's
UF diversity and
Administration competitive-
ness.
"This is
the right thing to do," Fernandez said.
"I meet with a lot of kids who are ac-
cepted here but cannot come."
The issue is how much UF can af-
ford to put into the program, which
will determine the income level that
will qualify students. Harvard's cutoff
is $60,000, Machen said, but UF would
probably aim closer to the national
poverty line.
The university realizes what a com-
mitment such a program would be,
Fernandez said. The school would have
to honor it consistently for the message
to be taken seriously.
"When you commit to something
like this, you have let the genie out of
the bottle forever," Fernandez said.
The average loan for undergraduate
students is $4,138, and nearly 40 percent
of last year's freshman class applied
for need-based aid, Student Financial
Affairs Director Karen Fooks said.
Minority students made up about 50
percent of students applying for need-
based aid, Machen said.
Financial aid is a crucial part of
low-income students' decision to go
to college or which college to attend,
Fooks said.
"Our aid packages would help to
recruit students from a diverse back-
ground because we're focusing on a
population that's needier than most,"
she said.
Low-income students are less famil-
iar with financial aid and more likely
to fear debt and overestimate the cost
of college, .Fooks said. Pitching a no-
debt college education at middle and
high schools might show low-income
students that a college education is pos-
sible for them and encourage academic
preparedness, she said.
S"I think that's a very powerful mes-
sage," Fooks said. "That would cer-
tainly be very attractive to a number of
students when they're trying to decide
whether to go to a local community col-
lege or even another state university."
Smart students often realize too late
they can afford college, and by that time,
their academic record doesn't put them
in a position to go to college, Fooks.said.









TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATORs 23



Murder conviction hardly soothes a family's loss


By MEGAN V. WINSLOW
Alligator Writer
mwinslow@alligator.org

Surrounded by a bevy of ceramic
angels, Barbara Harris-Mitchell sat
in her living room with her shoes off
and slowly sifted through a home-
made scrapbook last week. One of
the last pictures in the book is of her
grandson, Tristan.
He was four months old at the
time, struggling. in his mother's
arms as he reaches for his father,
whose body lies in an open casket.
On Thursday, an Alachua
County judge sentenced Willie
James Hudson to 30 years in prison
for the July 2, 2003, shooting deaths
of Gainesville resident John Adkins,
28, and Kevin Harris, Harris-
Mitchell's eldest son.
Through three court trials two
of which ended without a verdict -
prosecutors maintained that Kevin
Harris, 29, climbed into Hudson's
car to buy cocaine from Adkins,
the driver. Hudson, who was in the
backseat, attempted to rob Harris
of approximately $8,000 in drug
money, but when his intended vic-
tim fought back, Hudson, 30, shot
Harris to death.
During the struggle, Adkins was'
killed when a stray bullet hit him in
the back of the head.
Although pleased that the trial has
finally concluded, Harris-Mitchell
said she and her family are still cop-
ing with their loss and memories of
Kevin Harris' violent end.
Eyvette Harris, 35, was five
months pregnant when her daugh-
ter ran into their home screaming
about her uncle's death.
"I told her to shut up, don't say
that," Eyvette Harris said. "But she
said, "'Mama, it's for real,' and I
could tell by the look in her eyes that
she was serious."
The girl, 9-year-old Rey'jjean
Harris, had been playing along a
neighborhood street when a silver
Buick sped by and crashed into a
nearby house. Inside the car, draped
over the center console, was the
body of her uncle.
When Eyvette Harris arrived at
the Northeast Fifth Avenue address,
she could only watch as police ex-
amined Kevin Harris' body.
"I could see my brother's leg
hanging out, and I thought they
weren't helping him," Eyvette Harris


said. "I didn't know he was dead."
Blocked by yellow crime scene
tape and unable to reach her brother,
Eyvette Harris struggled with police
officers and started having contrac-
tions. Her baby, named for Kevin
Harris,. was born two months later,
eight weeks premature, and died
from labor complications.
A day after a jury found Hudson
guilty, Eyvette Harris sat in her liv-
ing room in an apartment located
off Northeast Eighth Avenue. Her
neighborhood, located in what is
commonly known as the Gainesville
"projects," is a close-knit commu-
nity where old- folks wave from
front porches and children scramble
to the street with money for the ice-
cream truck.
Wrapped in a bathrobe, Eyvette
Harris was sleepy-eyed but eager to
talk about her brother.
"I was telling him that for
every criminal job, there's
a legal job to do it. I told
him, 'If you really want to
be a drug dealer, maybe
we can get you into Santa
Fe [Community College],
and you could become
a pharmacist,' and we'd
laugh."
Eyvette Harris
Kevin Harris' sister

During his life, Kevin Harris
faced charges of grand-theft, battery
and possession of cocaine, according
to Alachua County records.
However, Eyvette Harris 'said
her brother's criminal history fails to
depict his true character.
Though she readily admitted
Kevin Harris sold drugs for a living,
she said he was a good person.
"I was telling him that for every
criminal job, there's a legal job to do
it," she said, smiling. "I told him, 'If
you really want to be a drug dealer,
maybe we. can get you into Santa
Fe [Community .College], and you
could become a pharmacist,' and
we'd laugh."
Eyvette Harris said her brother
helped house friends when they
were evicted and footed their elec-
tric bills and jail bonds when they
were short on cash. He spoiled


his nephews and nieces and the

children of the neighborhood with
pocket money and small gifts.
"He' never had nothing to stay
out of jail; he had no responsibili-
ties as far as a house, paying bills
- none of that stuff," Eyvette Harris
said. "All he did was spend.his drug
money on other people."
But Kevin Harris' carefree na-
ture changed in March 2003 when
his girlfriend, Kimbree Anderson,
gave birth to the couple's only child,
Tristan Anderson-Harris.
It was Tristan's birth that con-
vinced Kevin Harris to give up deal-
ing drugs, Eyvette Harris said.
At the time, however, he was
facing drug-related criminal charges
and a possible prison sentence.
Believing he needed a private at-
torney to' win his case, Kevin told
his family he would complete one
more drug deal so he could afford
the lawyer before "retiring."
"I kept saying, 'You ain't tired of
going to jail? You're not good at what
you're doing. Your job ain't working
- you keep getting caught,'" Eyvette
Harris said. "But he said, 'I got a son
now.'"
Harris-Mitchell still lives on the
road where her son was killed. She
remembers Kevin Harris as the joker-
in the family, the one who could al-
ways make you laugh. He enjoyed
fishing trips with his family and
wore army fatigues almost every
day of his adult life.
"It wasn't like he was a gangster,
walking up. and down the street
- that's not how Kevin should be
portrayed at all," Harris-Mitchell
said. "Kevin was a nice person. He'd
give you the shirt off his back."
Originally from- Philadelphia,
Harris-Mitchell moved her three
children to Florida in 1980, leaving
behind memories of domestic abuse
and her husband's violent death.
"Alcohol used to tell my daddy
my mama was cheating," Eyvette
Harris said.
Wielding mops and brooms, she
and her brothers would hit their
father to keep him from hurting
Harris-Mitchell when they were
children. At one point, when her
father was beating her mother into.
a corner, Eyvette Harris managed to
drag a shotgun out from a bedroom,
and as Kevin Harris propped up the
gun's barrel, Eyvette Harris took a
shot at her father. She was nine.


ric~a: i, V. VnUWIIUVY / fIII5CLUI EILCII
Standing near the site where he was killed, Kevin Miller's mother,
Barbara Harris-Mitchell, and niece hold photos honoring his- life.


Beal Butler managed to escape
death that night, but six years later,
Kevin Harris' half-brother, Calvin,
stabbed Butler to death, also while
defending his mother.
Because Butler died when Kevin
Harris was a child, he didn't have
much of a father growing up. As a
result, he was determined to be there
for Tristan and promised to stop deal-
ing drugs, Eyvette Harris said.
"It meant something when
he had a son, to be a father it
changed his life," she said. "It was
the first positive moment in which
I saw my brother was really trying
to change ... He didn't have to die.


Willie did not have to play God."
As strains from an ice cream
truck melody seeped into the room,
Eyvette Harris sat on the edge of her
fuchsia sofa, leafing through a copy
of the program she put together for
her brother's funeral. On the back of
each pamphlet is a picture of Kevin
Harris at the beach, fishing. Linda
Jo Jackson's poem "I am Free" is
printed on the ocean waves.
"He was easy-going, he was gen-
tle, he never said goodbye he'd
always say 'I'll holla' at 'ya later,'"
Eyvette Harris said, smiling. "He'd
always say, 'Goodbye is permanent
I ain't going nowhere.'"


UF resource center open to all students with disabilities


* THERE MAY BE AT LEAST 1,000 STUDENTS
WHO ARE NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL-NEEDS AID.

By CRYSTAL HENRY
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Brooke Nelms sits down for dinner, she has to make
sure she has the next three to four hours free.
Nelms, a graduating senior at UF, was diagnosed two
weeks ago with an inflammatory bowel disease known as
Crohn's disease, which she said causes her to have to use the
restroom eight or nine times after she eats anything.
"I can't eat dairy, raw vegetables, tomato paste, large
amounts of protein, highly refined carbs, caffeine, sugar or al-
cohol," Nelms said. "So basically, no eating or drinking at all."
Nelms said she is living on a diet of Sunny Delight because
tests run last week involved drinking three Dixie cups of barium,
so doctors could see if she had a blockage in her intestines.


Rick Nelson, the program assistant for the. Disability
Resources Center at UF, said Nelms is a perfect candidate for
help from the university.
She got out of the hospital the day before school started this
semester, and she has missed so many Spanish classes that she
will automatically lose 10 percent of her participation grade.
"I really want to go to class, but some days it's
Student impossible," she said. "I'd have to get up and go
Life to the bathroom so much I wouldn't be in there
long enough to learn anything anyway."
Nelson said he wishes students like Nelms would come to
the center early in their academic career because although 1,400
students are registered for help, he believes there are at least
2,500 to 3,000 students who need help and are not registered.
"I think the problem is that these students don't know about
us," he said. "And then there are some brave students who just
don't want to ask for help and try to go it alone."
Nelms said.she was not aware there was anyone on campus.
who could help her.


She said she could have graduated with her bachelor's
degree in political science in December, but because she was
in the hospital during an exam last Spring, she failed the class.
She could not register for her Fall classes on time.
Nelson said he could have helped Nelms if she had come
to him earlier in her academic career and would try to help
her if she would come to the center.
He said the program helps students with all-disabilitieS-:
If a blind person needs to take a multiple-choice test, the
program will provide someone to read the test aloud, he
said.
If a student in a wheelchair has a class in a building on
campus Without wheelchair access, they will move the class
to a building that has it, he said.
. Nelson said in cases like-Nelms', the program informs a
student's teachers that he or she needs to be excused from
classes or tests. Nelson said the excuse is not meant to l~ a
crutch but is meant to relieve the student's stress.
"We're just waiting to help our students," Nelson said.











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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005


ALLIGATOR
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*II r ent For Rns t
furnish'ed f' furnished


ONE IN A MILLIONIII
Roommate matching 3/3 from only $429
FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW & FALL*377-2777
4-20-71-1

Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Long & short term lease
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
4-20-71-1

HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!!
Furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment homes
All utilities, internet, 24 hr gym, FREE
Tanning. Roommate Matching Available
Starting at $455/bdrm. 336-3838
ASK ABOUT SUMMER SPECIALS
4-20-23-1

*** SORORITY ROW AREA ***
Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall.
Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single &
double suites available. Starting at $400/mo
includes everything gym, pool, DSL, elec-
tric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com
4-20-71-1

1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio,
park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail
3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/
mo 4-20-71-1

*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet & cable & elec & water
walking closets, full bath, wash/dry
pool view, gym, FULL furnish
COll for more info 352-258-3542 4-20-60-1

Just Bring Your Clothes!
Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875
Luxury living with all the perks!
Includes cable, utility packages avail
All we need is you! 372-8100
4-20-60-1


**COUNTRYSIDE**
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA $425 util, cable, alarm,
dsl incl. W/D. On bus rts 9 & 35. Individual
leases. Call 407-620-1555 4-12-25-1


HUGE AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR
Spiral Staircase Skylight
Pool 2 Tennis Cts
Indvl lease & Utility Pack
Now and Fall* 377-7401 4-20-31-1


RELET @ LEXINGTON CROSSING 3/3
1BR/1BA avail at $475/mo, i-net, W/D, pool,
cable TV, gym & tanning bed. Contact 352-
271-2067 or 407-353-8011 Avail from 5/1/05
4-8-13,1


KENSINGTON SOUTH sublease summer
and/or fall. Large 2BR/2.5BA luxury town-
house near campus. Walk-in closet, W/D,
Lots of parking, internet included. Pool &
gym. Call 305-401-9215. 4-6-11-1


1.3 Miles from UF! Seeking roommates 3/2
Available: Recently renovated. Furnishing
is optional, wood floors, central AC, washer/
dryer. From $435 305-479-5075 4-11-10-1


1 RM at Pebble Creek Apts. W/D, i-net, pool.
Very quiet, literally on campus. $330/mo,
$100 sec dep. Avail May 1st. Call 850-443-
4349 4-8-5-1


Clean, quiet,, new housing w/fenced yard.
1 BR in 3BR/2BA, park in fron of house. Furn,
great spacing, close to campus. Long term
lease, $380/rno. Call 386-795-5888 4-8-5-1.



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unfurnished


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


*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $325/mo. '
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2


AVAILABLE NOW
Walk to UF, Studios and 1BR's
From $555. Free parking
Open Weekends 371-7777
www.collegeparkuf.com
4-20-71-2



LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
4-20-71-2


Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!





Vj.L- n R-.li]I Lorp REL\i 'l.I[;'
www.watsonrent.com
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
gvillepm@watsonrealtycorp.com
4-20-71-2

CAN'T FIND PARKING? BUS FULL?
Studios & 1/1s frbm $459 at UF
Pool *We Pay Most Utilities Pets OK.
Residents get FREE parking...guaranteed
You can't live any closer! 372-7111
4-20-71-2

QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD!
* Avail NOW or AUGUST!
0 1BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735
* HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools!
* Pets Welcome! ** 335-7275
4-20-71-2


*LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN*
Hurry while they last -
Only 8 left! W/D, pets OK
338-0002
4-20-71-2

OSUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail*
**Walk or Bike to Campus **
1-1 $460/mo602-1 $520/mo
www.sunisland.info 0**376-6720
4-20-71-2

1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $410 $515, inci water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066 335-7066. 4-20-71-2

** A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD **
Move in TODAY or AUGUST!
0 1BR $460 2BR $530
Walk to UF Pets welcome!
Beautiful pools/courtyardsl
Open Weekends! 372-7555
-4-20-71-2

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
4-20-71-2


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

Amazing Apts! Perfect Price!
1,2,3&4BRs! Any size pet ok!
FREE UF Parking & bus rt to UF!
tennis, b-ball, pool, mntrd alarms
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-20-71-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2

Now & Fall 1 Big enough for 2!
750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets!
Alarm*Pool*UF Parking*DW*Gym
Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401
4-20-71-2


SEEING IS BELIEVINGll!
1 BR/I BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm
Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF
Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777
4-20-71-2

**HUGE Luxury w/Garage**
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA TH
from $420 per person
FREE Alarn *WD*GATED ENTRY
FREE Tanning*24hr Gym*Camp lab
Filling Fast for Fall**372-0400
4-20-71-2

**Beautiful and New"*
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime
FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866)
4-20-71-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 4-20-71-2

SUN ISLAND
1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
www.sunisland.info
4-20-71-2


Too Good to Be Truel
HUGE 2/2 for only $425/personl
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Minutes from Campus! 372-8100
4-20-71-2

HOUSES and CONDOS
All locations and price ranges
If you are tired of apt life
Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374
6905. 8-24-170-2

Save $$$ and love where you live!!!
Spacious 1/1, 2/1 or 3/2. Avail Now or Fall
Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking
. Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org
4-20-71-2


HOUSES AT UF
2 and 3BR from $719
Carport, wood floors, pets ok
Open Weekends
Call for appointment 371-7777
4-20-71-2

Historic Neighborhood
WALK TO UF
land 2 BRs from $560
Pets ok, wood floor option
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
4-20-71-2


Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF
Private 3/2 with HUGE deck
W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access
One of a kind luxury! 372-7111
4-20-71-2

Summer rates
plus July FREE
on a 15 month lease.
Sun Island Properties .
376-6720 www.sunisland.info
4-20-71-2


Want a bigger 2 or 4 BR TH this fall?
TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets!
Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm
Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401 -
4-20-71-2

*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
4-20-71-2


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S1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings i11' Motorcycles. Mopeds 16 ,Health Servieg : 21 Entertainment4;i-':
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 -Typing Services, 22 lTickets ,: r .
3 Sublease 8 Electroics 3 Wanted 18 Personal-s s:.::... .Rl es- i.W. .e,,e .-,
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not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal-opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discriminfa-
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unfurnished


Tired of roommates?!
Huge 1/1 dishwasher, patio/balcony
Tennis, bball, monitored alarm
Move-in specials, leasing now & fall
Open weekends, call 376-4002
4-20-71-2


We are what you're looking for!
2BR/1.5BA TH with W/D for $639!
Alarms, Free UF parking, pets OK
Now leasing for Fall 373-1111
4-20-71-2

1st MONTH FREE!
Pine Rush Apartments
1&2 BR apt homes
starting @ $429/mo
375-1519
4-20-71-2

Tremendous two bed two bath
FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF
tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
affordable, spacious, pets ok!
pinetreegardens.com 376-4002
4-20-71-2

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.
332-7700. 4-20-71-2

1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$505 377-1633 4-20-71-2

***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
4-20-71-2

Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups
& DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2

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.
4-20-71-2

HOUSES 2 mi to UF Now & fall 331-0095
630 NW 35th St. Ig 3/2, fam rm $1200/mo;
816 NW 37th Dr 3/2, fam rm gar $1300/mo;
1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo;
642 NW 35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2

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. Alamat Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 4-20-71-2

Your Perfect Apt Next to UF!
20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR Avail
Aug. Specials from. $489/mo. Lofts wood
firs &. more. Some pet friendly! 376-6223
www.LiveNearCampus.com 4-20-71-2

Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
WWW.SUBLET.COM
1-(877)-For-Rert (367-7368) 4-20-71-2

Have Roommates?
3BR/2BA House $950
Only You?
1 BR/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
8-15-95-2

PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. 2BR
townhomes, duplexes. Privacy fence, mod--
ern appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private
owner, please leave detailed message.
$450-525/mo 331-2099 4-7-60-2


unfurnished


Stupendous Studios Steps to UF
From $499 $559
Laundry, pool, pets ok!
Open till 8pm and weekends
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
4-20-69-2

115 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!!!
Luxury Opposite Library West!
Beautiful 2BR/2BA...all amenities
LOOKING GLASS APTS
Call 376-1111 or Come by
111 NW 16th St. #1
4-20-69-2

DOWNTOWN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA
Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms,
Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-55-2

CHEAP RENT 2BR/1.5BA
W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo
5320 NW 20th Court
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 4-8-59-2

**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
2BR- over 1100 sq ft e0 $650/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $550/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
4-20-63-2

** 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
Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507
4-20-63-2

Threesomes Welcomel
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
4-20-60-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-50-2

*NOW PRE-LEASING*
1BR $699 2BR $839 3BR $999
$150 dep. Full size W/D,
Direct Campus Access,
Pool, Fitness Center!
Open M-F 8:30 5:30, Sat 11-4
Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607
,4-20-59-2


BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
*Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced
yard, lawn svc, $450/rent
* 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent
* 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer,
fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th
Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-45-2

AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic
tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard,
pet ok, wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th
St. 339-2342 for directions $1250/mo 4-
12-45-2

Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!


Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
www.BosshardtPM.com
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
2BR/1 BA Downtown $515/mo
3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo
3BR/2BA near SFCC $925/mo
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
4-20-50-2


U unfurnished


*3 BLOCKS TO UF*
2BR/1 BA Duplex. Hardwood floors,
W/D,$535/mo 375-8256
4-20-47-2

GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING
Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm
includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr
gym, Free Tanning
SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS
Call the Landings at 336-3838
4-20-44-2

NEWLY RENOVATED
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
4-20-44-2

Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to
UF, 10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D,
cable, internet, pool, $800/mo Separate
leases ok. 352-472-9778, 305-299-3485,
sbayer@bellsouth.net 4-6-30-2
Living it up!! Luxury style!!
1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking
distance to UF, next to Sorority Row,
Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walk-
in closets. "Walk to UF" Call 372-7111
4-20-35-2,
DEAL OF A LIFETIME I!!
3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON
FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm
Gated* 24 hr gym* FREE Tanning* Close to
UF Leasing for NOW and FALL 377-2777
4-20-35-2

*Sorority Row Area*
1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful
hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-20-
31-2

*8 Blocks to UF*
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town.
Starting at $550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2


*Sorority Row Area*
Cute 2BR/1BA brick duplex behind Norman
Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2

Work for rent. 2BR + study. Trailor home.
New W/D, screened in porch; fenced yard.
On 10 acre Whipporwhill Horse Farm, 10 min
W of UF. Call 352-376-8792 4-5-20-2

ABRACADABRA
3BR/2BA house. 2 car garage & apple tree.
1500 sq ft, cathedral ceiling, open floor plan.
$1045/mo. 352-332-0602 or 318-3721 4-
5-20-2

HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN
1 BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo
Progressive thinkers preferred. View at:
www.pleasantstreet.net 4-20-31-2

ENORMOUS 3BR
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool Tennis Cts 1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials 377-7401 4-20-31-2

Available Now Blocks from UF Duplex,
2BR/1BA, fenced yard, $675/mo HOUSE
3BR/2BA, W/D, $1175/mo (Pets ok) Call
Carol-@ 377-3852 4-20-31-2


*FALL* BIks from UF 0 Houses 0
Duplexes 0 Apts (Managed by owner) See
www.Dalyproperties.com for listings- or call
Carol at 377-3852. 4-20-31-2

AVAILABLE NOW! NEW 3BR/2BA house 2
car garage in brand new subdivision close
to UF & SFCC. All appliances $1300/mo
negotiable based on length of lease. Call
215-9987 4-20-30-2

3BR/1.5BA HOUSE Lg screen back pch, Ig
back yard, close to downtown, W/D, $900/
mo. Avail May 1st!. Call (office) 377-1071 or
(cell) 262-7174 ask for Brian 4-20-30-2

Avail now 3BR/2BA HOUSE. 2120 NW 55th
Terrace. Tile-firs, Berber carpet, all applianc-
es incl. Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo.
Call 215-9987, 4-20-30-?


TOP QUALITY GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to campus
on north & east sides. Year leases avail.
Begin summer or fall. No pets. K&M
Properties 372-1509 4-20-30-2


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2BR/1BA apt mins from campus, Shands.
35% off for summer only lease. Spacious,
repainted, new carpets & new appliances.
Beautiful backyard. $950/mo. Call Anthony
'337-1330 4-11-22-2

Space & Value! 3 and 4 bedrooms
Tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm
Pets welcome, free uf parking
Ceramic tile, dishwasher, pool
Open wknds, Call 376-4002
4-20-29-2


Avail May: Several units w/in .5 mi of UF
campus or closer. Eff $300-310, 1BR/1BA
$395-$415, 2BR/2.5BA $725, 2BR/1BA
$700. Sec dep, NS, no pets. Contact
sor20@yahoo.com or Iv mssg 352-870-7256
4-20-28-2


WE HAVE UPN
Sun Bay Apts 376-6720
4-20-28-2

Be near everything at The Oaks!
Start at $525 for 1 bdrm, $675
for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm
Remodels Available! Call for move
in specials today at 331-88361 4-12-20-2

Hampton Oaks brand new lux: apts.
behind Oaks Mall. 2 bdrms start
at $850/mo & 3bdrm at $1200/mo
w/move-in special of up to 2 mo
FREE rent! Call 333-8643 today! 4-12-20-2

Luxurious Victoria. Station Twnhse. Walk to
Butler. 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, alarm, pool, free
ethernet. Bus rt in front every 15 mon. $850/
mo NEGOTIABLE. Avail Aug 2005. Cell 222-
4235 4-20-25-2

Downtown garage/studio apt on bus rtes,
biking to campus walk to downtown off street
parking include H20. $330/mth 1st, last, dep.
Call 373-6551 leave message 4-6-11-2

University Terrace West
4/4 Individual Leases
New Carpet & Paint
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $395/mo -
.' Uniton Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2

University Terrace Gainesville
4/4 Individual Leases
Completely Refurbished
Furnished Living Area
W/D, Pool $405/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2

Walking Distance to UF
1433 NW 3rd Avenue
2BR 1.5BAW/D h/up
3 units available in quad
$775/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2

Victoria Station
Off SW 35th Place
Like New Townhouse
2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool
$825-850/mo
Union Properties 373-7578
4-20-24-2


Vacation with USI Resort style living.
RTS BUS service @ your door!
2/2 or 4/4 ALL inclusive, hi-speed int.
HBOs, UTILITIES FREE maid serv.
Gated! Going fast. Call now 271-3131 4--
20-23-2

2BR 1BAApts $515-525/mo
5 BIks to UF! 840 Sq Ft 829 SW 5th Avenue,
St. Croix Apts Central H &Air, inclds wtr, swg,
pst ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management
Inc. 372-1494 4-7-14-2

** 2BR 2.5 BA **
Brighton Park Condo
Beautiful end unit townhome,
W/D, DW, alarm, pool, -1200.sq ft
Many extras. Bus rt SW 34 St
No smoking unit. Avail-Aug $825 214-3820
4-20-20-2


ISABELLA PARK 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2.5BA
townhome. W/D, DW, eat-in kitchen, SW
Archer & 34th St. area. 336-7097. Grad/prof
preferred. Lease option. Furnish option.
4-20-20-2


*WALK TO UF*
Historic home in great neighborhood. 3BR/
2BA, hd wd floors, tile, W/D, deck. Cute,
clean, no dogs. 1112 NW 4th Ave 871-8280.
$1250/mo 4-8-11-2

**HISTORIC VICTORIAN APT**
10 blocks to UF. Quaint 1 BR/1 BA apt. w/ wd
firs, fans, hi ceiling, Pets Ok. Avail Aug 1st
$450/mo 225 SW 3rd Ave. Call 376-2184
4-7-10-2

INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOWAND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access A
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
352-331-1233 4-20-18-2

ROCKWOOD VILLAS avail Aug 1, 2005.
3BR/3BA townhouse. Incl W/D, great bus rt
to UF. $1100/mo. Call Donna 352-339-3250-
4-20-19-2

Apartments & Houses
Studio to 5BR+
Most within 2 miles of campus!
Campus Realty 692-3800
propertymanager@campusrealty.org
5-31-25-2

Brandywine large 2BR/2BA partially furn, sec
sys, NS, No pets $650/mo Lease required
386-330-5274, 352-373-3418 4-8-10-2

AUGUST RENT FREE
Bring your deposit by April 16
Large 2BR, Close to UF & SFCC
Short term leases Avail.
Open Sat.
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4-11-10-2

Fall rentals, walk to campus, 2BR/2BA
$500, sign lease now, move in Aug.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
375-7104 ex 355 4-11-10-2


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LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
The Laurels, 335-4455
4-20-16-2

LARGE 1BR APT Hardwood floors, ceiling
fans, new appliances & upgrades. Beautiful
wooded lot. Close to shopping & UF. Water,
sewer included. $395/mo. Call 352-373-5295
4-8-7-2

DUCKPOND AREA HOUSE Avail Aug 1st.
Large>4BR/2.5BA, W/D, hardwood floors,
fireplace, glassed in porch, util-bldg, etc. Bike
eto campus. $1400/mo, $350/per person. 1st,
last, dep. 352-466-0165 4-13-10-2

Three 4BR HOUSES & 1&2BR APTS.
Spacious, efficient homes biking distance
to campus. Remodeled, Ig fenced yards.
Lots of extras. Available now & fall. Call
for details. $475-1225/mo. 352-372-4768
6-30-29-2

3BR/1BA avail April 1st. Convenient to UF,
SFCC. Nice yard, wood floors, W/D hook-
up. Short or long lease. 2053 NW 35th Ave.
$725/mo Call 318-8822 4-5-4-2

1 Oakbrook near Arby's on SW 16th Ave.
2Br/1 BA spacious porch./living room. $900$.
Biven's Arm on 13th 1 BR/1 BA $600$
Call 386-365-7105 or 365-7822 email:
unstable-ping@hotmail.com 4-13-10-2

1BR 1BA1Blk to UF!
1218 SW3rd Avenue -
Wood Floors, Window A/C, $400/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

2BR 1BAApts 1 Block to UF
New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht
1210 SW 3rd Avenue $540/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494
4-7-5-2


3BR 1 BA Home with wood floors
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups
1100 sq.ft. $725/mo, Off NE 16th Ave.
1050 NE 13th Place. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2


1BR IBAApts 1 Blkto UF! $460/mo
1236 SW4th Ave. Grad II Apts
Central H &Air, Carpet, Inclds
Waier, swg, pest control & garbage ,
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

1 Room Studio, with full kitchen.
$450/mo Across from Stadium. Newly
Remodeled. Tile Floors, Screened Porch,
Great Location. Avail in May.
.1806 1/2 NW 2nd Ave.
Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-7-5-2

2BR 1BAApt, 1 Block to UF,
Central H & Air, Tile Floors
1236 SW 1 stAve. $585/mo
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
4-7-5-2

* HOUSES* 359-2000
2BR 1 BA $595 1953 NW 31st PI.
2BR 1 BA $595 431 SE 7th St.
4-20-14-2

Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1 BRs $350 to $750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
8-23-41-2

Absolutely perfect 3BR/2BA in Millhopper.
Convenient to UF & shopping. Huge yard,
remodeled interior, wd firs. Truly great
house! W/D hkups; No dogs. Prof or grads
pref. 2006 NW 36th Terr. $999/mo 215-7199
4-20-14-2

Adorable 2BR/1.5BA cottage on bus line.
W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW 6th St. $640/
mo. 215-7199 4-20-14-2

DUCKPOND
Historic house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch, lots
of charm. Studio & IBR avail. 306 NE 6th St.
$400-500/mo. Call 379-4952 4-20-14-2

LIVE IN THE DUCKPONDI
Avail May 1 or 2 BRs in 3BR/1BA house.
Quietptreet. MUST LOVE DOGS. Lease
length neg. Can furn. Call Annie 352-284-
1686 4-8-6-2


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Huge 1BR/1BA apt. Great dog home. Huge
shared courtyard. Has everything, huge
walk-in closet. Screened 'porch, good se-
curity. Avail 5/1. Rent neg. 386-212-5502
4-7-5-2

TAYLOR SQUARE
Apts and townhouses
621 SW 10th St. Gainesville
Walk to UF
Behind Norman Hall
Brand new leasing for fall
Contact 352-332-2097
4-8-5-2

2BR/2.5BA, 2-story townhouse in Haystacks.
Quiet area. W/D incl. Pets welcome.Available
now. $700/mo Call 727-647-7908 4-8-5-2

1BR/1BR at Pine Rucsh. Pool. Laundry
Room. Quiet area. $429/mo with 1st month
FREE. No security deposit. Call 692-4352
4-8-5-2

3/2 HOUSE, 1550 sq ft, large corner lot,
den w/fireplace, W/D hkup inside, over-
sized 1 car garage/workshop. $895/mo 906
NE 19th Place. Call 352-373-4311 http:
//74674.rentclicks.com 4-8-5-2

Spacious 1BR/1BA house w/large garage
space in Duckpond. Newly renovated, brand
new energy efficient appliances incl W/D,
tankless water heater, cent AC/H, shed, wd
firs, new paint. Call for appt. 352-336-2189
4-8-5-2

HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/
AC, 2.5 mi. North of UF. Call 352-214-1722
4-20-13-2

2 BEDROOM MOVE IN TODAY!
* Only $530 -540 month!
* Great Pools Pets Welcome!
* Walk to UF & Shands!
* 372-7555 Open wkends!
4-20-12-2


***BRAND NEW***
2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse, 1200 sq ft, big
bedrms, huge living rm & kitchen. Everything
is newly 5 min to UF. Avail Aug $975 352-447-
5795, cell 422-2967 4-20-13-2


3BR/2BA house close to UF campus. Avail
Aug 1st, tile floors, new kitchen, large fenced
yard, cent AC, $1125/mo. Drive by 3423 NW
1st Ct. Call Marty 514-2855 4-20-13-2


FALL & SUMMER ARE HERE!
Contact us for a complete listing
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com'
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
4-8-5-2


DUCKPOND historic home, 3 big BR, 3BA,
wood floors, W/D, greenhouse, 2,500 sq ft,
$1350 + util, 15 min bike ride to UF, 820 NE
5th Ave. 335-8874 4-8-4-2

SPYGLASS *
Ask About Our Move-In
Specials & Giveaways
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW62nd Blvd 373-6330
www.spyglassapts.com
4-20-12-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Ask About Our Move In
Specials & Giveaways
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm,. Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009
.www.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-20-12-2

1 BR/1 BA Loft $513/mo. Bridgelight complex
avail May 1, No deposit, just move in.
Option to stay after August, sign new lease
at same rate. 813-679-0053 4-14-8-2

CONVENIENT NW 3BR HOME Close to
everything. Updated w/new appliances.
1400 sq ft, W/D hk-ups. Quiet. $850/mo.
Available now. 820 NW 29th PI. Call 214-
9270 4-20-12-2

*1 BLOCK TO UF*
Avail July or Aug 1st. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse,
W/D, DW, monitored sec sys. Pets ok. $925/
mo. Call Todd 472-1286 4-11-5-2


Apartments Sublets & Roommates
All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500
Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn
1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368)
WWW.SUBLET.COM 4-20-71-3

WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo
Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all
included! 2-27-3-3

LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN?
Bid on a sublease, call 866-837-1309 or visit
www.subleaseauction.com
5-19-43-3

EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May -
Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-20-13-3

LUXURY APARTMENT!
5 min walk to UF/sorority row, bus, F room-
mate. Avail May-July. ALL utils incl. Furn,
ethernet, gym; pool. $400/mo 786-246-3049
4-7-20-3

1BR/1BA w/W/D hkups, avail 4/29/2005
$525/mo, located in quiet condominium
community of Rustic Springs. 1923 NW 23rd
Blvd, Apt.#122. Josh 317-8776 4-13-20-3

4BR/2BA Avail 5/1 8/1. 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR @
$415/ea Unfurn. 1 block from Criser. Please
call Ashley 772-201-6158 4-7-15-3

Campus Club summer sublease: 1 F in 3BR.
$375/mo includes all utilities, cable, ethernet,
maid service, 1st stop on bus 12. Option to
renew. Call 954-559-8470 ASAP 4-13-19-3

Now/Summer sublease 1/1 in 4/4 utilities +
wash/dry + ethernet + cable + full furnish +
pool view = DARN GREAT DEAL
ONLY $375/month 352-258-3542 4-20-24-3


***WALK TO CLASSO*O
1/1 in 2/1 house behind Norman Hall. Great
location and very cheap. Avail April 25. Call
262-7200 4-8-15-3

Room for summer sublease A, B or C in
a. beautiful new house. Room is spacious.
Huge backyard w/pool. Pets welcome. Rent
$450!! MUST see!! Everything included. 786-
.367-7749 4-20-22-3


2BR sublet avail anytime in April @ The
Exchange.Call Hillary @ 407-928-1315
**Call for move-in.incentives!**
4-12-15-3


Posh downtown apt in heart of nightlife.
1BR/1BA, W/D, walk-in closet, loft, May
FREE + KEEP sec dep. You take June & July
for $400/mo HURRY before its too late! 305-
778-4856 4-5-10-3

1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA apt avail May 1st Aug
10th at Melrose Apts W/D, utils, ethernet +
cable incl in rent. Fully furn. Call Korinne at
305-905-0712 4-12-15-3

1 BR/1 BA LOFT TOWNHOUSE
May 1stthru July 31st. $550/mo. Pool, alarm,
pets ok. Near UF, VA & Shands. 3 bus rts.
Call 352-262-8558 4-5-10-3

Royal Village
1-4 BR avail.All summer
Walk to campus, great pool
New furniture & carpet, $400/mo
includes all, Call 407-310-3957 4-6-11-3

Campus'Lodge apts. POOLSIDE 1/1 in 2/2.
other room vacant. May-Aug. w/option to re-
new. $450/mo furnished, all utils + internet,
W/D, Call 352-871-3117 4-7-12-3

Campus Lodge Apts. May rent free.
.Everything included. $415/mo. From May
through August. Call 561-906-5040 4-6-10-3

HUGE ROOM FOR SUBLEASE 1BR in
4BR/2BA house in College Park. Huge walk-
-in closet, wood floors, W/D, walk to campus,
furn common areas. Avail May-Aug $370/mo
739 NW 20th St. 352-219-4911 4-6-10-3

2 rooms available May 1-July 31 in 4/2
house close to law school. $350/mo (plus
utils) OBO. Email ceresiqu@ufl.edu or call
850-510-4063 or 352-328-4633 4-7-10-3


Summer sublease 1 BR in 3BR house on NW
36th St. W/D, wood floors, w or w/out furn.
Avail May 30th. $325/mo + utils. Call 352-
281-1337 4-7-10-3

1BR/1BA. RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF.
Available May 1st w/option to renew. $445/
mo. Call 813-624-2946 4-6-9-3


**THE EXCHANGE**
Rent May-Aug $469/mo price NEG. Pool
view, utils incl, female, 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA.
Call 352-262-7887 4-8-11-3

Summer sublease available WINDSOR
HALL 2 blocks from campus. 1 BR suite $600
utils incl. Laundry room, swimming pool, ca-
ble, ethernet. Call 516-650-4037 5-24-24-3

Luxurious two-story poolside apt. 3BR/3BA,
W/D, free tanning spa & gym, no parking
decals $1,114/month plus utilities. Leave a
message @ 262-8341 4-6-8-3

Summer sublease'avail 5/6-7/31. 2BR/1BA,
$450/mo, furn/unfurn, free cable/hs internet,
walk to UF, live alone or w/someone. Call
Stephanie 804-512-3913 4-8-10-3

1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA $340/mo, pvt BA, W/D,
furn, all utils incl, ethernet, cable, lease from
May-Aug, 1st mo 1/2 off. Great Deal! Call
305-469-3372 4-8-10-3

Walk 2 class. Summer Sub. Huge 1BR/1BA,
pool, W/D, walk-in closet, cable internet @
Museum Walk. $300 price neg. Call 941-238-
7118 4-8-10-3

$240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE
+ 1/3 UTIL
3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt.
Call PK 954-682-5979
or call 904-705-1689 4-8-9-3

Reduced $450 @ The Exchange
Furnished 1BR/1 BA in 2/2
Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D,
Now available.
Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-5-5-3

COUNTRYSIDE APT -
1 BR/1.BA in a 4BR/4BA apt, utils, cable, W/
D, dishwasher, FURNISHED. $400/mo OBO.
Availabel 5/1 727-656-8207 4-19-15-3

Apt for summerA & B. Sublease 1 BR in 4BR/
2BA furn University Glades apt. $350/mo all
utils inclE (originally $435) M/F for all female
apt. Call 386-212-9042 4-5-5-3

CAMPUS LODGE Nicest apt @ UF. 2BR/
2BA all utils, fully furn, May to Aug. Very
clean. Gated community, screened patio.
Quiet. Call 352-372-3788 4-5-5-3


COURTYARDS $300/MO
Females only summer A, B, orC, 1 .room
furnished, right across from campus! Jamie
863-860-5314 4-5-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms avail May
1st in a 4BR/2BA house. Rent $355/mo + 1/4
utils. W/D, cable modem internet, 2 blocks
from campus. Call 352-213-3112 4-20-16-3


May thru-Aug sublease at The Exchange.
2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA. 1BR $469/mo; other
BR $489/mo. Everything incl. Rent w/a friend
or 1 room by yourself. Call 352-514-1871
4-5-5-3 -

1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, or 3BR/3BA avail fully
furn & all utils incl. $465/mo indiv leases.
May thru Aug. Aug rent FREE. Price neg.
Buses 9 & 34. Call 904-424-2834 4-5-5-3

Homestead Apt Sublease
Now thru July 31st, renewal optional. 2 BR/2
BAW/D hook-up, pool, gym, bus stops, laun-
dromat, pets ok $679.mo Please call 378-
2699 or 317-4507 4-5-5-3

Sublease SPYGLASS apt May to July 31.
1 BR/I BA in 2 BR/2 BA apt. $450/mo OBO
everything incl. Fun roommate. Call Katie S.
352-213-5425 4-12-10-3


CAMPUS LODGE 2-3 BRs, pvt bathrooms,
vaulted ceiling. Fully furn. Everything
incl. free maid service, hi speed internet
$514/mo each. Call 352-514-7773 4-5-5-3

Campus Lodge 1 BR/1 BA in 3 BR apt. All
utils, internet, cable, W/D, furn. included.
$390 OBO 352-870-9111 4-5-5-3

Summer sublease avail. 3 blocks to campus.
Fabulous location! 1 BR in 2 BR/1 BA. $260/
mo + 1/2 utils. Call 813-368-6801 or email
tenessa@ufl.edu 4-12-10-3

$400/mo NEGOTIABLE. The Landings 11 FT
x 14 FT bedroom. Everything included. Free
tanning, sports courts, poolhouse, Summer.
Furniture available. 954-290-8087 4-12-10-3

1BR avail in 2BR townhouse in Mill Run
for summer. $299/mo + utils. WID, fully fur-
nished. Pets allowed. 262-2814 4-5-5-3


Summer Sublease @

OXFORD MANOR
Furnished 1BR/1BA in 3BR townhouse w/
pool, gym, tanning bed from May 1 July 31.
$470/mo all incl. UF 10 min bus. ContactAna
305-968-9092 or at anamr@ufl.edu.4-5-4-3

Big Beautiful Historic apt. 1 BR/1 BA available
now in SE historic district. Water and mainte-
nance incl. $460/mo OBO. Call 262-1484 for
directions. 4-5-5-3

Lexington May thru Aug sublease 1 BR/BA in
4BR/BA. Includes util, fum, pool, appliances,
bus rt. $900 whole summer. Call Jose 561-
317-5603, jramos@ufl.edu 4-13-10-3

THE EXCHANGE 1/1 in 2/2 May, June, July.
$325/mo incl util, cable i-net, W/D, male,
furn, gated, bus rt. Call Hank 904-556-6149
or 904-491-4574 (Steve) 4-20-15-3

Female sublease at Courtyards. 1 bed-
room in 4/2 townhouse on 13th. All-4urn
& util included; $399/mo negotiable.
Sec dep & 1st mo rent free, 514-6408 or
murraymd@ufl.edu. 4-20-15-3

Sublease @ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA, fully furn, utils incl. $350/mo, avail
May-Aug, call Will 786-247-1177 4-6-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE at University Club.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, incl utils,
cable, ethernet, furn, W/D & more. Call 786-
423-0445 4-6-5-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA for May-July 31st.
W/D, full bed, biggest BR in apt. $325/mo.
Two bus routes, 12 and 35, quiet roommates,
University Terrace. Call Ken @ 239-246-
0683 4-6-5-3


10 SECOND WALK TO UF
Looking Glass Apts. Summer sublease $450/
mo negotiable. Drew 561-339-1219 4-6-5-3

Summer Sublease 1BR in 3BR/2.5BA
Greenwich Green Apts. $350/mo + 1/3 util.
Avail. 5/1-7/31. Call 407-383-0843 4-6-5-3


AUGUST RENT FREE.
$300/mo + util, W/D, cable, balcony, vaulted
ceiling. From May to Aug, female room-
mate wanted. Contact 305-766-1257 or
flip02@ufl.edu 4-5-4-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE @ THE EXCHANGE
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BR NO DEPOSIT, RENT
NEGOTIABLE. Furn, everything incl; Other
2 rooms also avail. Great location. Call Amy
@ 352-494-2832, g8ergurl@ufl.edu 4-7-6-3

2BR/2BA Oxford Manor $363 each.
Negotiable. W/D, pool, weight room, tanning,
3 bus rts, furniture avail. Call 239-671-3148
or 561-635-8671 4-7-5-3

4BR/4BA avail.May Aug in Campus Lodge.
Very negotiable w/.price & rental time. VERY
CLEAN! Call 561-251-8842 4-7-5-3

University Commons May-Aug Fully fur-
nished1 BR in 4BR/2BA $295/mo. Aug rent
FREE. Call 813-966-8324 4-7-5-3










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4 BLOCKS TO UF!
1BR/BA avail May Aug. Fully furn all
utils included + internet, W/D, balcony,
pool. Rent negotiable 352-262-6824 or
mferro14@ufl.edu 4-7-5-3

GAINESVILLE PLACE $350/mo
1/1 in 4/4 May Aug. Furn, all utils incl.
Female only. Call Camille 407-970-8537
4-7-5-3

Gainesville Place Apts for summer sublease.
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA all utils, cable,
internet, incl. Fully furn. Close to campus.
2 bus stops on prop. Call 386-566-8046,
anytime. 4-7-5-3

SUBLEASE 4/14-8/14, 2BR/2.5BA. Many
amenities inc. W/D, $649/mo Call 332-5344
4-14-10-3

Gainesville Place 1BR/BA Fully furnished,
all utilities included, on 3 bus routes. Lots of
amenities! Avail. May -Aug. Rent negotiable!
814-574-4091 4-7-5-3

Summer Sublease May July 31. Furn 1 BR/
1BA in 3BR/3BA at Hidden Lake. $510/mo
incl W/D, ethernet, gym, pool, tanning bed
& cable. On bus route 8. Call 904-622-6263
4-14-10-3

Summer sublease at University Glades
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge walk-in closet!
Furniture optional. Price negotiable. Call
954-529-5223 4-7-5-3

1BR/1BA avail May-Aug. Aug free. $400/
mo fully furnished, ethernet, utilities, cable
included. Rent neg. Call 727-433-1607 4-
14-10-3

(5/1 8/6) 3+ spaces available.
Sorority Row $300/mo includes:
util/ethernet/cable/housekeeping
trimarkproperties.com/ivy_house/
ALDummar@yahoo.com 4-5-3-3

ROYAL VILLAGE APT. For only
$350/month + 1/4 electric! 1BR
in a 4BR/2BA. Females only.
Available NOW!
Call 561-234-9220 4-7-5-3

DOWNTOWN sublease May/June/July
Arlington Sq. w/pool 1 min to clubs
1 BR w/bath in 3BR townhouse
Other roommates away for summer
Now ONLY $450/mo 352-222-7797 4-14-
10-3

GET YOUR OWN APT!
Lg 1 BR/BA in Picadelli. Avail Now July 31st.
Great location, close to everything. $500/mo
352-514-5296 4-8-5-3

1BR apt avail May July. 5 min walking dist
to UF. Gated porch. Ideal for pets. Trees give
shade & privacy. W/D & pool onsite. Walk-in
closet. 904-874-3887 4-8-5-3

Students Attention, are you interested in
an apartment with a view? Wake up every
morning to the Gainesville skyline. $459/mo.
Contact me to sublease. A plus: utilities in-
cluded 379-9126 4-8-5-3

2BR/1BA HOUSE. W/D incl, hd wd floors,
lots of space, walking distance to campus.
Sublease 1 room or both. Avail end of Apr to
Aug 14th. Call 256-6714 4-8-5-3

1BR in Campus Lodge, fully furn, pvt bath-
room, all utils incj vaulted ceilings, valued
at $519/mo Subleasing for $375/mo from
May 1st mid Aug. Call Joy 786-210-9453
4-15-10-3

1BR spacious apt in Duckpond 5 min from
UF. Responsible grad or professional pref.
Available immed. $400. Call 917-612-5173.
4-6-3-3

Summer sublease at Hidden Lake. 1 of
2BR/2BA. Call Jessica @ 863-860-7270 for
more info. 4-15-10-3


Very cheap rent. Huge house 2 blks from
campus. 2BRs avail. Indiv lease avail. Avail
May 1st to Aug. Call 954-260-4377 Michelle
for more info, or Jenny 407-493-4049 4-8-
5-3

F sub wanted for summer 1 bed/pvt bath.
Gainesville Place Apt. $440 or neg. May-July,
all util incl. New w/gym, 2 pools, park. Off
Archer Rd. busstop in complex. 727-488-
0882 4-8-5-3

1 rm in house $285 mo + uiti & cbl
3 mo sublese first mo free, great loc off
34th st. Wash/dry quiet area. 352-375-1353
4-20-12-3

1 or 2BR avail for summer sublease in 3/2.5
townhouse. Walking distance to Butler Plaza
& 1 mi to UF. Avail, furn or unfurn, W/D. Call
Clliff at 561-252-0819 4-20-12-3

May to Aug. $380 is all you pay! Util, wire-
less, furn incl. Free tanning, pool, hottub,
fitness center, comp lab, tennis, bus route
352-246-3743 4-18-10-3

WALK TO CLASS 1BR/1BA next to pool
& laundry, walk-in closet, outdoor patio,
COLLEGE PARK $500/mo. Call Derek 352-
219-9073, derek34786@aol.com 4-11-5-3

Female only roommate for summer sub-
lease. 1.5 mi Hidden Lake Apt 1BR/1BA
spacious, W/D incl. Pets allowed. For more
information. Call Maegan 352-745-2377
4-11-5-3

University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER:
May Aug. Price neg. BR w/personal bath
in 3/3 apt. Incl all util. Furniture avail. Call
Stacey 352-336-1968 4-20-12-3

LIVE WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!!
ALL rooms in furnished 3/3 townhouse
Huge bedrooms/closets, 2 balconies,
free tan/cable, courts, pool, gated
May -August, $1170/mo 727-743-7240
4-11-5-3

Sublease room May July 31st. The Laurels.
$265/mo + 1/3 utils & cable. Call Megan 321-
917-9417 4-11-5-3

$225/mo, SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 utils,
in 3BR/2BA, Aspen Ridge Apt. Please call
813-690-0215 4-11-5-3

CAMPUS LODGE APT for sublease May
to Aug only $350/mo (regular $510/mo) incl
everything from furn to elec. Pvt BA, vaulted
ceilings, poolside. Many upgrades. Call Nick
954-663-1530 4-11-5-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms @ University
Commons 4/2 apt. $385/mo each. Inci util &
cable. Avail now Aug. Call 954-895-0884 or
904-377-9346 CLOSE TO UF. 4-11-5-3


Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-71-4

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 mes-
sage. Private Owner 4-20-71-4

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.Avail Fall. Call Jacqueline 352-
395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4

Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas; All Major Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
www.METROROOMMATES.com
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4


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 4-20-71-4

GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms one April, one May to
July 31. Each w/pvt baths. Cent AC, W/D,
cable incl. Internet-ready. $350/mro each.
305-299-3485 Call 352-472-9778 4-6-30-4

Grad, uppperclassman, or prof to share spa-
cious new 3BR/2BA house. Internet & cable
incl. Must be neat, clean & responsible. $450
or 425/mo + 1/2 utils. Short or long term
avail. 262-3989 4-20-38-4
2BR/1BA SW 5th Ave by Credit Union/
Norman Hall/hospital/buses for city/UF.
Laundry/AC/furniture/c-fans. $300 + half
util. Quiet/considerate F/M? Call 337-9746
4-5-20-4

Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep,
NS, no pets. Contact sor20@yahoo.com or
leave message at 352-870-7256 4-20-28-4-

4BR/4BA Univ Terr W Condo Immed Occ
- Room rental basis Perfect for sutednts
with or without roommates! $375/mo per rm,
utilities & broadband pd,-bus to campus! Call
239-537-51004-8-20-4

1 Female, responsible, NS, student wanted
for 3BR/2BA house. A/C, W/D, pet friendly,
close to UF & SFCC, 1st & last mo rent.
$300/mo + 1/3 utils. Call Liz 352-339-5463
4-12-20-4

2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside.
W/D in apt, 32" TV, walk-in closets, pool,
gym,-e-net $400/mo incl electric & cable.
1 MONTH FREE W/LEASE 305-944-3600
4-20-26-4

Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/
3BA, Washer and dryer, high spd internet,
$308/mo + util. Females only, please call
Lauren @ 352-799-3726 Iv message. 4-
12-20-4

Live in luxury above Starbucks & Dragonfly
Sushi. Room w/pvt bath avail mins from UF,
Shands, etc. Spacious luxury house. Hard
wood floors throughout., new appliances.
$449/mo. Call Anthony Vargas 337-1330
4-11-22-4

N/S ROOMMATE needed for fall and/or
summer for 3BR home near rfall. Located in
quiet wooded area. $350/mo EVERYTHING
INCLUDED. Must love dogs. 352-262-9630
4-8-17-4

**4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS**
Large house w/pool, wood floors, big rooms.
2BRs available Aug 1st. Wireless. $450/mo
+ utils ea. Corey 904-234-5214 or 352-373-
9015 4-15-20-4

1 BR w/pvt BA at Countryside. Prefer female,
$425/mo to begin Aug 1st. Includes internet
& utilities. 561-512-7733 or 561-575-3821
4-5-10-4

M/F, NS needed to share 2BR/2.5BA
Southfork Oaks townhome. (near Target).
Unfurn master BR w/own BA avail. W/D.
No pets. $347/mo + 1/2 utils. No lease. Call
Evan 335-9714 4-8-12-4

1 Room in 3BR/2BA condo. Avail May 1 for
summer & possibly fall. Prefer F, NS. $350/
mo + share utils. W/D incl. Common areas
furn. Marchwood Condos Good location
close to UF 813-973-5058 or 352-337-1534
4-6-10-4

Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55th
St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763
4-20-19-4

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
2 ROOMS AVAILABLE PVT BA $425/mo.incl
all utils, on major bus rt, quiet, comfortable,
a place to call home. Call 352-284-2810 for
-more info. 4-8-10-4
SUMMER SPECIAL
Females for 1-2 BR in 3/2 house 3 blocks to
UF, Shands, VA. Pets ok, furn opt, Reg $375,
avail now $275 + utils & dep. Jen 466-4853
msg. 4-11-11-4

2M roommates needed for 3BR Millpond
twnhs fully furn; king beds, hi spd net, cable,
W/D, pool, near UF, on UF bus rt, $45.0
& 1/3 util, Chris 407-340-8585 or email
csmith3672@aol.com 4-20-18-4


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ROCKWOOD VILLAS
$350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/
3BA townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer,
high-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-857-
5297 4-12-10-4

2 Female Roommates in 4/2 house in quiet
NW neighborhood large yard, sunroom.
NS/drug. Must be clean and responsible
$400 + 1/4 util. Email 123daisy@excite.com
4-12-10-4

Female wanted. Prof, college student, NS,
2BR/1BA 1300 sq ft $380/mo W/D, incl.
Close to UF & Duckpond. Avail 6/1 Ask for
Michelle 813-997-6600 4-12-10-4

Female dental student looking for roommate
in a 2/2 house in SW Gainesville. Clean,
cozy, furn house with all amenities. $450/mo
incl everything. Call for more details 352-
870-7983 4-5-5-4

2 females looking for a 3rd in a beautiful
3BR/3BA condo located in prime residential
area. 15 min from UF. Close to park-n-ride.
Large kitchen & living room, patio, internet,
cable TV & W/D, community pool. $450/mo
727-399-0574 4-12-10-4.

NS, mature, responsible, upper classman or
grad student for own room & bath in large
quiet home only 8 blocks north of campus.
Rent incl all utils, W/D, wireless & cable.
$500/mo 727-433-0?29 4-5-5-4


Roommate Wanted:
Large 2/1 apartment on 13th next to Norman
Hall. $320/mo plus 1/2 utilities, lease from
July July. Female preferred, cool person
required. 514-6408 or murraymd@ufl.edu
4-20-15-4

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Looking for roommate to rent master BR in
nice clean relaxed environment. New wood
floors & appliances, no move-in or applica-
tion fees. $350 + 1/3 utils. Call Ryan 850-
261-3571 4-6-5-4

Loft BR $250/mo big old house in NW.
Remodeled, hardwood firs, new kitchen &
baths, great yard, close to UF. Great room-
mates, DSL, good parking. Stephanie 371-
9409 4-13-10-4

Female roommate needed for NW 39th Ave
home. $475/mo, all utilities incl, internelfully
furnished, private BR, W/D. Avail. ASAP 870-
5291 4-6-5-4

Roommate needed for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/
2.5BA condo on SW 20th Ave. Summer
sublease or full year lease, $315/$385/mo.
Female only, NS. Call Katherine 262-9588
4-6-5-4

4BR/2BA HOUSE $450/mo utils incl. Avail
now. Furnished. Call 321-438-4295 4-7-5-4

Female Roommates Needed for 3BR/2BA
house. Pets welcome! Everything included in
$450 rent! Furn available, wireless internet,
digital cable, W/D and much more. Please
call Kathryn @ 352-367-9376 or 352-246-
3553 4-14-10-4


Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2
house in NW Gainesville. Min to UF. Fully
furn, pets welcome. Huge fenced yard, W/D,
DW. Available immediately. Vicky at 386-
848-5620 4-7-5-4


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LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
fully furn. (all brand new), pool, gym. F room-
mate needed. N/S, serious student. $425/mo
+ il.2 utils (free ethernet) Iv msg 786-246-
3049 4-7-5-4


OVERSIZED BEDROOM! Room for 2!
Can be furnished/unfurnished. Move
avail. 4/4. Located across the st. from
campus. Call 941-685-9691 or email
csherk10@hotmail.com 4-8-5-4


ARC ofAlachua County
Male roommate wanted: Nice Man with de-
velopmental disablilites is looking to share
rent and utilities with roommate in spacious
apt. within walking distance of SFCC. Apply
in person with HR Department at 3303 NW
83rd St. or call 334-4060 4-8-5-4


Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 + utils.
352-271-8711 4-8-5-4


Room in NW home. $325/mo incl utils &
DSL. No pets, mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209
4-15-10-4


M/F NS grad student/prof for room in 3BR/
2BA house near Vet School & Shands. Lease
expires 7/31. $350/mo neg + 1/3 utils. Call
Josh 372-0860 4-20-12-4


Avail starting 5/1 Share beautiful 3BR/2BA
home on 2 care lot $475/mo utils incl. 850-
685-0632 4-8-5-4


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NS roommate for fall to share charming 3/3
townhouse apt. 2 mi from campus on bus rt.
Rent $400/mo + utils. Exceptional amenities.
Call 352-613-4822 or 310-600-7104 4-7-3-4



M/F roommate for 2 rooms in 3/2 house
$450/mo everything included, W/D, cable
internet, completely furnished. Call Jen at
561-723-7621 4-11-5-4


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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. 352-264-7347
or .visit us at www.happygatorhomes.com
4-20-71-5

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
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING
A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF?
Plenty of properties are available.
Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty
352-235-1576 4-20-68-5

WANT ALL YOUR. FRIENDS TO BE
JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR?
Own + live in a new luxury campus-
area condo. Over 10 new projects to
choose from at affordable prices. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or call today
352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty
4-6-42-5

HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF
Save Thousandss When You Buy Now.
FREE LIST of Great Local Condos.
www.UF-Condos.com
Campus Realty Group
6-3-40-5

1BR/1 BA LOFT CONDO
ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior fea-
tures a customized kitchen, bath & balcony,
convt to UF, Shands, VA & mall. Amp. pking.
$73,800 352-222-2942 photos.yahoo.com/
dgmatt45 4-20-28-5

Townhouse 3BR/2BA. Close to UF. On bus
rt. Quiet.location. Dish/W, W/D, tile kitchen,
living/dining area. Fenced backyard. Pool.
$140,000 352-284-6154 4-5-15-5

Great Homes Near UF
STOP Renting. Own Your Home.
FREE LIST of Campus Area Homes
www.Homes-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group
6-3-34-5

FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN GET
READY FOR SUMMER -ADORABLE LAKE
HOUSE on spring-fed pvt lake in Keystone
Hgts. 2/2, large lot. Avail now. $129,950. Call
379-0619 4-20-20-5

HORSE PROPERTY
Lease-to-own or owner financing. 3BR/
2.5BA, -2091 sq ft. 3.86 acres, block &
stucco, fireplace, $2150/mo + down. Owner
licensed realtor Michael Quinones 376-2433
4-20-19-5
CUTE 2BR/2BA CONDO. Quiet neighbor-
hood conv to mall & UF. End unit. High ceil-
ings. Loft style master BR w/separate study.
$95,500. Call 352-246-1802 4-8-6-5




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
352-377-9846 4-20-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 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-
20-71-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-20-
71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian' leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-20-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-20-
71-6

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


BedsOFull mattress & boxspring sets
$49*Qn sets $89@Single sets $390King
sets $990From estate sale: Safe pine
bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a
Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6

DIAL-A-WASHER
Washer & Dryer 1 yr lease $300,
1 semester $160. Call 332-0602 or 318-
3721 4-5-20-6

4-PIECE BEDROOM SET
Includes: bed, dresser w/attached mirror,
nightstand armoire. Sacrifice at $325 OBO.
419-799-9181 Eric 4-7-7-6

FOOSEBALL TABLE
Excellent Cond $700 OBO. 372-1138 (after-
noon or 378-5524 4-7-5-6

Dresser $35, queen sz bed $60, window AC
8000 BTU $75, 19" color TV $40, dorm fridge
sm $40, VHS movie camera $65, lawnmower
$60, electric mower $60, musical cuckoo
clock $65 Call 335-5326 4-6-2-6


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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.
www.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7

*G'ville Computer Repair Inc*
Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204
NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-20-
71-7

COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC. .
Complete residential & commercial support,
networking & website development. $45/hr
www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7

LAPTOP REPAIR
Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts.
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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Compute/ldeirnet 352.219.2980
4-20-66-7

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- computer/laptop repair
- networks, wireless, virus
- we BEAT all prices!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7


Electronics

DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main I The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
4-20-71-8

$101 TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMES!
Police Seized! From $10! Info: 800-749-
8128 ext M974 4-20-31-8


SBicycles A

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.

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
Best Prices in Townl
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 4-20-89-9


RED ROAD BIKE $175 OBO
Late 80's, Panasonic, 51cm, ex cond, dx-
1000, w/Shimano components, cro-mo fits
5'4" to 5'9". Recent tune-up. Please call Nick
871-2755 4-11-5-9


For Sale.

PARKING:
Private,.Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl 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

Come, see what's, new! GCM. thrift shops
downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW
34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items
daily Mon- Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10

SUNFISH SAILBOAT 14'
w/trailer. Good condition. $150 871-7012
4-6-4-10

"College Survival Tips" e-book. Download
with credit card- or e-check; or pay by check
and receive in e-mail. Only $8 at www.realti
mepublications.com 4-18-11-10


aMotorcycles. Mopeds

** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC -
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-20-71-11

Swamp Cycles
Electric Bikes, Scooters, and more!
Prices from $450 with lyr warranty
534 SW 4th Ave. 373-8823
www.swampcycles.com 4-20-70-11

*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
'352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. All models & directions avail on web-
site. 4-20-50-11

** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition,
Running or Not, Titles orNot.
PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME
352-495-7769 Please leave message
5-24-25-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $599. Largest section
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 8-15-43-11


BMW R60/5 1972
Garage kept. 14,000 miles. $12501OBO Call
665-9381 4-20-14-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL.
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don,@ 215-7987 4-20-71-12

CARS -CARS Buy@SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-71-12 *

**FAST CASH PAID**
For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
4-20-71-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-20-71-12


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Best Cars Lowest Prices the independent forida
www.39thaveimports.com alligator
4-20-71-1212 al itorO


*HEADLINERS SAGGING?k*
**Power windows don't work?**
On site available .
Call Steve 338-5142.
4-20-71-12



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 fi-
nance price. More than 150 vehicles in stock.
Call 33:8-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day
warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call
338-1999 4-20-63-12


'88 Honda Accord $699
'86 Buick LeSabre $799
'88 Toyota Corolla $899
S'90 Acura Legend $999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12


'90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499
'93 Chevy Blazer $1499
'90 Ford F-150 $2499
'93 Chrysler New Yorker $1999
(352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12


1991 MIATA
Racing green convertible w/tan interior.
Perfect condition. If interested call 379-0619
4-20-20-12


2003 LEXUS RX 300 26,800 miles, 2-wheel
drive, white, power, leather, nice. $29,900
firm. 213-3943 4-11-5-12


1992 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE
Automatic, AC, new paint, CD, 83k, $1950.
Call 352-871-6979 4-20-12-12


2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona, 2dr,
V-6 supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof, Bose,
exc condition, $10,400 OBO 352-264-0325
4-13-7-12



UM Wanted 1


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.
4-20-742-13


WANTED: TUTOR
NATIVE SPEAKING THAI. For conversa-
tional lang lessons. BKK/Central dialect. Flex.
sched. Call 372-7711 4-7-5-13



M Help Wanted j


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
information or arranging meetings


ADVERTISING SECRETARY
Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail ori-
ented, organized individual needed to co-
ordinate daily office procedures. Must work
well under pressure meeting daily deadlines.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Duties include some procedural training with
a constantly changing student sales staff.
Modest salary, good benefits, and excellent
working environment. With resume, send
cover letter that must include salary require-
ments for you to be considered for an inter-
view. Send to Assistant General Manager,
The Independent Florida Alligator, POB
14257, Gainesville, FL, 32604. No phone
calls please. EOE.

j.l the iepenpendent florida

alligator


Evening Newpaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at the Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experience
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat. A
one-year commitment is expected. Please
include references and availability on ap-
plication.

All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
Employer.

4pt n the independent florida

alligator


AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
The Alligator Production department is
accepting student applications for the posi-
tion of Ad Graphic Designer. Starting with
Summer Semester. Will train, but experience.
is preferred with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop,
Illustrator, and Acrobat. Friendly work en-
vironment, -flexible schedule, with hours
between 9AM and 5PM Mon Fri. Fill out an
application at the front desk of The Alligator,
1105 W. University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM.
Inlcude available work schedule and refer-
ences. Previous applicants are welcome to
reapply with current schedule. EOE

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, PTto 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

CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
20-71-14

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/
employment 4-20-68-14

University of Florida
Survey Research Center
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Nights + Weekends
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
Must work summer breaks.
408 W. University Ave Suite #106


$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
20-71-14

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
Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-20-71-14

AUDITORS for local growing inventory
service. FT/PT, DFWP. Paid training. Call
352-367-4608. www.aicscompanies.com
4-20-83-14

Mortgage lender has sales positions avail
fnr fcolleo e sudeIrnts seeklinn nrnof nwork exvn


GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS!
Earn $15-$125 and more per survey
www.moneyforsUrveys.com
4-20-58-14

Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS,
motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a
must, graphic skills preferred. Contact
alallen@ufl.edu 4-20-42-14

Flash programmer wanted. Animation action
script, graphic experience, portfolio a must,
-1 year minimum. Contact alallen@ufl.edu
4-20-42-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-20-40-14

Web Programmer asp, asp.net, vb script,
c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to
jobs@352media.com 4-20-43-14.

*DANCERS NEEDED*


Girl Scout Camp hiring counselors, life-
guards, nurses, boating instructor, arts/crafts
director, equestrian staff. Min age 18. Salary
+ meals & housing. 8 wks, 5/30 7/23.
Call 800-347-2688 or email
jcarr@girlscouts-gateway.org. EOE 4-18-
20-14

TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINE!
PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE
FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER
2005. CHECK IT OUTAND APPLY ONLINE
NOW: WWW.CAMPCOBBOSSEE.COM
4-20-22-14

Groundskeepers FT, PT
Custodial duties/Apt Maint
Transportation req. DFWP EEO
220 N Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14

Leasing Consultant, FT, PT
Energetic Attitude
Cust. Serv. Exp. DFWP EEO
220 N. Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14

Runner for law firm
Experienced only, must own vehicle, PT,
M-F, 12 5:30, fax resume to 352-376-4645
4-18-20-14


......lleg. g p ..... p...........-A ccounting-Tutor
$8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply Private dance co. Great for students. Great A t T t r
in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34 pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start ccounI in g lu or
St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-20- today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14 I will pay well for your time to help student
70-14 taking accounting at SFCC thru April. Must
SiUMMER W ORK1 have taken "managerial acting" or have a
SIN S PI .S UIVI lviME VVave degree in accounting. Fax 352-335-8566, or
DO U M IN S PIZZA\ College Credit Possible $672/wk stevegvl@hotmail.com 4-8-14-14
World's largest pizza delivery company now 888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-20-
hiring 32-14 Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva

" Pizza makers : SAT/ACT tutor to help develop, on-line in Wekiva Springs State ark, Appk FL
* Phone order takers study program. Contact 352-375-0772 Ext A residential, Environmental Camp. Boys


$9 -$14/hr
All you need is a. reliable car & a very positive
attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's loca-
tions in-Gainesville. 4-20-70-14

Attention Smokers!
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to the psychol-
ogy bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297
4-20-63-14

DRIVERS NEEDED-
gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between
$8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule.
Call Dave for info: 379-9600 4-8-55-14

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed.
Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible,
enthusiastic people. City geography knowl-
edge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for
advancement For more info: David 379-3663
4-8-55-14

CASH
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
4-20-63-14

Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progressive
company w/advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 5-19-63-14

SUMMER JOBS
* $2j100
* 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 personable, responsible, enthu-
siastic, fun people. Customer service exp
helpful. For more info call David 379-3663
4-8-44-14


122 or forward resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 4-5-20-14

WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for liv-
ing accommodations. Exp needed. Micanopy
area. Silber Ridge Stables 352-361-1454
4-12-25-14

GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY!
Park Place Car Wash looking for hard
workers all positions. Cashiers (full day
availability) & line workers. (am 8:30-1 & pm
12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs your choice. Great
work environment. Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
By Home Depot. No phone calls please. 4-
20-31-14

$1380 weekly stuffing envelopes. FT/PT.
No experience necessary. For more info call
386-462-9301 4-8-20-14

CAMP COUNSELORS Gain valuable
experience while having the summer of a
lifetime. Counselors, needed for Outdoor
Adventure, Arts, Aquatics & more in tihe
Pocono Mtns of Pennsylvania. Apply on line
@ www.pineforestcamp.com 4-20-26-14

EBAY POWER SELLER WANTED
8 hrs daily. $1000-$2000/mo. Resume to
behrus3000@hotmail.com. Need perfect
ebay selling experience. 514-7773 4-5-15-
14

Customer Service rep wanted.
MS Office Experience required.
Permanent Full-Time Position.
Contact: Jackson Industries,.
4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl or
info@jacksonllc.com 5-24-30-14

02BKIDS searching for dance team, gym-
nastic & pre-school teachers leads w/CDA,
as well as housekeepers for all locations. FT/
PT positions-avail. Apply within. 4-6-15-14

Spend your summer making a difference in
the lives of underprivileged boys and.girls
ages 10-15. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches'
Camping Services is hiring full-time'and
temporary staff for summer camp and mo-
bile day camp programs. Activities include
canoeing, arts & crafts, bikes, horseback
riding, archery, team sports, high and low
ropes course. and skits. Employment dates
May 21 August 5. Pre-camp training
includes First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, and
NCI. We will be at UF conducting interviews
on March 8, 30 and April 11th. Call Mike
Brannan at 352-447-2259 for more informa-
tion. EOE/DFWP 4-20-24-14


- JUlne 7-25, Gillis June 5o-July 2 3CUULdiaL
mj.meherg@worldnet.att.net 4-19-20-14

Sky Nite Club Gainesville's #1 night club 5
years in a row is hiring employees for bar-
tenders, beertub, security, cashiers & pro-
moters. If you are out-going & want to Work
in a fun environment, please send picture &
resume to skyniteclub@aol.com 4-8-13-14

Sky Nite Club is looking for students Fat are
seeking internships in- advertising & mar-
keting. Gain valuable experience intemi,,g
w/Gainesvill's #1 night club. Send a resume
to skyniteclub@aol.com 4-8-13-14

,5 STAR PIZZA is now hiring
delivery drivers Great pay, flexible hrs.
Closing drivers average over $100 per shift.
Apply in person at 600 NW 75th St. 352-333-
7979 4-5-10-14 -


*AMBERS ANGELS*
Dancers Needed for Adult Entertainment Co
Great Pay & Flexible Hours. Call 335-3875
4-12-15-14

Hiring KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2 &
4 pm, Mon Fri, CALICO JACKS 3501 SW
2nd Ave. Creekside Mall. 4-6-10-14


RGIS Inventory Specialists
seeking part-time auditors
Starting wage $8.00 per hour
Apply at RGISINV.com 4-20-20-14


TENNIS STAFF NEEDED
The 29th Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP
is now hiring good tennis players for the
four weeks in June. Only quality players
need apply. Excellent Pay, working
approx. 9 hours per day. Camp is held
on UF Campus, using Ring Complex and
the Flavet Courts. If interested, please
call M.B. Chafin, Camp Director, at
392-3538, or in the evenings 376-8030.
If no answer, please leave message. 4-6-
10-14

PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED
Valid driver's license a must. 352-222-1904
4-14-15-14



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APARTMENT HUNTERS hiring energetic,
customer-service oriented people. Flexible
scheduling, some nights & weekends. Apply
@ 1410 W. University Ave. 4-8-11-14

Local Web Development Firm with fun,
team-based enthusiastic environment
seeks summer interns for project manage-
ment and sales depts. Email resume to
hr@352media.com 4-20-18-14

H,,,onQ ill iTT.m and part time caterers & driv-
ers. Positive, fun, work environment with
flexible hours. Skills include great attitude,
affinity for fast-paced work environment,
and enthusiasm for customer service. Apply
in person at Celebrations Catering, 904 N.
Main St. 4-8-20-14

PT OFFICE HELP. Good driving record,
experience w/Autocad, Excel, Word helpful.
$7.50/hr to- start. Call Wells at 219-1183 or
email wells@ridgwaytruss.com or 352-371-
3316 4-6-7-14

DISHWASHER -Apply in person at the
Sovereign Restaurant service entrance 12
.SE 2nd Ave. After 2pm. 4-5-5-14

The City of Gainesville's
Recreation & parks
Department is looking for
summer camp counselors,
lifeguards, swim instructors
and pool attendants. Please
apply online at
www.cityofgainesville.org
4-11-10-14


MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The YMCA is now hiring enthusiastic staff
members to fill positions in the following
areas: Afterschool counselors, summer
camp counselors, sports camp counselors,
gymnastics instructors, program directors,
group cycling instructors, customer service
personnel, Weekend activities staff, dance
instructors/director, lifeguards/swim instruc-
tors, soccer referees, bus drivers and more.
Hir-. t multiple locations throughout North
Central Florida. Apply in person at 5201 NW
34th St. Gainesville, Fl 32605. Interviews
begin immediately,, so apply today! 4-11-
10-4-

Now accepting applications for Resident
Assistant and apprentice Resident Assistant
positions for the SUMMER 2005 Semester.
Applications are available from Kathy Smith
in the Department of Housing and Residence
Eductaion Office, and are due by 4:00prm on
Monday, April 18, 2005. For further informa-
tion contact Kathy Smith at 392-2171 ext
10139. 4-18-14-14

THE VILLAGE MARKET GOURMET
FOODS & COFFEE SHOP. PT help needed
15-25 hrs. All shifts available. Call for direc-
tions only. 380-0111 4-5-5-14


LEASING CONSULTANT
Experience a plus. Enthusiastic, energetic.
PT position avail at University Commons.
Apply in person or call 377-6700 4-12-10-14


BAKERS NEEDED
$7.50/hr. No experience necessary.
Chesapeake Bagel. 4113 NW 16th Blvd.
352-384-9110 4-5-5-14


SERVERS NEEDED
for Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. PT
fromiM-4pm. Apply in person 1624 SW 13th
St. 4-5-5-14

Comfort Inn West is now hiring part time front
desk clerks. Flexible scheduling, great work
environment. Please apply in person. 3440
SW 40th Blvd. 4-5-5-14


CAMP STAFF
YMCA overnight camp seeks dependable
fun-rdving staff. Must enjoy working w/
children & able to live on-site. Call 352-466-
3587 for more info. 4-12-10-14


The Florida Book Store is currently hir-
ing temporary cashiering help for Spring
Textbook- Buyback and the first of Summer
A/C Classes. Applicants with previous ca-
shiering and customer service experience
are preferred. This position requires avail-
ability during the following times: Monday,
April 11th through Friday April 15th for train-
ing; Saturday, April 16th through Sunday,.
May 1st for textbook buyback and Saturday,
May 7th through Sunday, May 15th for the
first week of Summer A/C Classes. Apply in
person at 1614 W. University Avenue, com--
plete an application and ask for Carolynne
between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday.
through Friday. Please do not drop off ap-
plications during times not specified includ-
ing weekends.Equal Opportunity Employer
4-12-10-14


ZAXBY'S
on 43rd St now hiring ALL POSITIONS-ALL
SHIFTS. Please contact Boris 376-8700'
4-6-5-14

AmerCorps: Make a Difference! Volunteers
urgently needed to tutor reading to children in
grades K-3 in Alachua schools. We train you.
Serve 2 or more hours per week. Needed for
summer school (June) also. Choose your
hours from 8:00 to 5:00. Contact Jasmine at
AmeriCorpsVolunteers@yahoo.com or call
222-8777 4-12-9-14

LEASING AGENT PT for luxury apartments,
will train, must be friendly, energetic. Some
weekends required. Tivoli Apartments 379-
8090 4-6-5-14

PT RETAIL SALES HELP NEEDED at
LLOYD BAILEY SCUBA& WATER SPORTS.
Must be an experienced, certified SCUBA
diver. Responsible & clean-cut. Please call
332-0738 4-6-5-14

LEASE ':,E.IJPT r.i ow apts, sign leases.
Flex hrs. Cell phone & car. Computer skills.
Prefer downtown resident. 378-3075 4-5-
3-14

Admin. Asst. for mid-size fast-paced con-
struction co. Excellent opportunity with our
project mgmt team. Experience in con-
struction. a plus. Fax resume to 375-8604
4-11-7-14

Project Mgr/Estimator for mid-size fast-
paced construction co. Excellent opportunity.
Fax resume to 375-8604. 4-11-7-14

PERSON N.A L/ADMINISTRATIV E
ASSISTANT NEEDED. Must have 2-4
hrs/day available, flexible availability. Must
be organized & responsible. Email resume:
dkranz@gatorfood.com 4-14-10-14

Holiday Inn University Center Hotel has
immediate opening for the following: AM
Concierge/banquet setup. Apply in person.
Mon Fri 8AM-5PM. 4-20-14-14

Hiring for summer rush. Orange & Blue
Textbooks is seeking PT/FT help for upcom-
ing semester rush. Good people skills & reg-
ister. Exp pref. Stop by store @ 309 NW 13th
St. for details & appt. 4-19-12-14


PART TIME CASHIER
for gas station with food mart. Apply at.
University Chevron 1024 W. University Ave.
4-6-3-14


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BABYSITTER NEEDED
Two UF faculty members need help
looking after their two children:
a three-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl.
We are looking for someone with
babysitting experience
who enjoys taking care of kids.
We need someone who can work 10-20 .
hours per week. Starting pay $8/hour.
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32, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005


THREES cOMPAfnV

UF sisters share bond beyond running


By CHUCK BAER
Alligator Writer

Ask any athlete about her team-
mates, and she'll tell you that they
are nearly as close as her family. For
three members of the UF track and
field'team, their teammates literally
are their family.
Carling, Charlie and Shea
Cookerly aren't just teammates
- they're sisters.
Carling, a 21-year-old senior,
became the first to start running
competitively when she joined the
track team in her freshman year of
high school.
"I had some friends going out for
it, so I thought I'd try it too," Carling
said.
She enjoyed the sport enough
to encourage her sisters to join "
the team with her when Ti,;-'.
they started high school.
"She came out and ran track,"
sacd Shea, a 19-year-old sophomore.
"She did pretty well and told us that
she wanted us to come out for cross
country the next year, so Charlie and
I just got into it. We kind of fell into
it."
The three attended Pine View
High School, which did not have
any sports, and competed together
at Riverview High School, both in
Sarasota.
"A lot of people from Pine View
were actually on the cross country
and track teams at Riverview,"
Carling said.
"It was nice," said Charlie, a
20-year-old junior. "We met a lot
of people. We knew both schools
pretty well."
Charlie and Shea were all-area
runners, while Carling was named
runner of the year in 1999 and 2000
by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
"I guess when you have three
you get noticed no matter what you
do," Carling said. "It's kind of un-
usual to have so many people from
one family on a team."
When Carling graduated, run-
ning in college wasn't high on her


list of priorities.
"I actually thought I could never
run for the University of Florida,"
she said. "I wasn't even looking
here, but [former cross country as-
sistant coach J.J. Clark] contacted
me. I loved it here after the recruit-
ing trip."
Carling wasted no time establish-
ing herself at UF. She competed in 11
meets her freshman year, placing
10th in .the 5,000-meter run at the
SEC Indoor Championships and
11th in the 10,000-meter in the SEC
Outdoor Championships.
When Charlie came to UF the
next fall, it was only natural that she
would join her sister on the track.
"I like to run a lot," she said. "I
enjoy doing it, so I thought I would
continue trying it."


speed and endurance.
"I'm not fast enough for the
shorter events and not quite ready
for the longer ones," she said.
The sisters also differ on which
sport is better. Shea prefers the
standard times that come with run-
ning on a flat 400-meter track, while
Charlie likes the variations in times
from a hilly cross country course.
Carling likes different elements
of each sport.
"I like racing on the track," she
said. "But I like the small team of
cross country."
Being sisters as well as team-
mates gives the three an advantage
other teammates don't have.- The
Cookerlys spend the summer train-
ing together, running workouts
that include tempo runs and speed


They're definitely typical sisters. drills on some days, and easy
.- .E ;t=.;3 snip at each other workouts on others. Of course,
nd five minutes later they're back hugging." an "easy" workout is a
Sylvia Kamp 13-mile run.
Sylvia Kamp ,," .. ....


Charlie redshirted her first
year and in 2004 competed in two
indoor and two outdoor meets.
The youngest of the three, Shea,
initially resisted joining her sisters,
waiting until the summer before
starting college before deciding to
compete.
"I saw how much fun they were
having," Shea said. "I thought it
would be a good fit."
Carling and Charlie usually run
the 10k, which Carling won at the
Florida Relays on March 24. Charlie
took fourth.
"Very rarely does someone come
in and think they're going to be a
10k-er," said Carling. "My freshman
year, I ran if twice and I'm not sure
what I thought of it the first time,
but it's probably my favorite race. It
seems to best suit the way I run."
Last Thursday's race was only
the second 10k on the track for
Charlie, who normally runs the 5k.
"I don't have very much speed,"
she said with a laugh. "I like the lon-
ger distance better."
Shea competes in the 5k, which
she sees as a way to balance her


IVSLUt UL L0 Ce LtteaJl
is usually jealous that we have
training partners in the offseason,"
Carling said.
Assistant coach Sylvia Kamp de-
scribes the girls as great role models
both on and off the field.
"They're not the most outspo-
ken leaders," Kamp said. "But they
lead real well by example. They're
the biggest sweethearts. They'll do
anything for the team, whether it's
going running with a teammate at 6
a.m. or taking someone to the doctor
or going shopping."
Coach Kamp is quick to point out
that however dedicated they are to
the team, the trio are sisters first.
"They're definitely typical sis-
ters," she said. "They'll have a little
snip at each other and five minutes
later they're back hugging."
Carling, Charlie and Shea aren't
the only runners in the family. Their
younger sister, Channing, a high
school junior, runs track and cross
country for Riverview.
This season will be the last sea-
son that the three Cookerly sisters
will be on the same team. Carling,


Courtesy of UF Sports Information
Sisters Carling (above), Charlie and Shea Cookerly have been long-
distance runners since their days at Pine View High in Sarasota.


an accounting major, graduates this
year, and has a job waiting in the
finance department of IBM.
"I'll always run," she said, "but
I don't know how serious I'll be. I'll
probably train for a while before I
start racing again."
For Charlie and Shea, it isn't just


. their sister graduating. It's also a
teammate and leader leaving.
"I'm going to miss her," said
Charlie. "We have a couple seniors
that will be on the team next year;
we'll have to work with the juniors
and the sophomores to help out the-
freshmen."


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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 33


Bum Thumb


Golfer overcomes misdiagnosed tendon


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Jonathan Greenwood / Alligator
Richard Treis has become a valuable UF men's golf player despite
missing the 2003-04 season at North Carolina with a thumb injury.


By NICK ZACCAR
Alligator Writer

In the 2001-02 North Carolina me
Treis stated bluntly why he chose the
"Because there is no better place
more said.
More than three years later, the 1
is UF.
The golfer battled an international
reer-threatening injury and a post-g
on his way through a roller-coaster
golf career.
But now Treis ha_ found Jtability
in Coach BuddyAle-,ander table
While his numbers a 73.77 sc
three top-20 finishes won't earn
redshirt senior represents a reliable
No. 6 Gators.
"He's been a very pleasant I
. surprise for our team and con-,
sistent," junior Matt Every said.
"He's pretty much all we could as
and a little more. By the end of the'
be in the top 2' and -. e .:an rel, on hi
for that."
As a junior golfer, Treis consistent
five finishes.
Over his three years at Chapel I
regular member of the UNC rotation
in every tournament in the spring of
That semester, Treis finally met a
birthday, when he nearly blew out
golf career.
Playing in the opening round of
Conference Individual Championsh
Treis turned in a life-altering even-pa
On his sixth hole in rainy condition
left thumb while swinging but kept
"I was playing well at the time,
tinued to play," he said..
Continuing to play provided bitl
the German.
Treis fired consecutive rounds ui
Wake Forest's Bill Haas by two stro
able victory.
But what initially was thought
later diagnosed as a stretched tend
tendon.
"We did X-rays and didn't see ai


inj ury of got fooled," Treis said. "Maybe in hindsight I should
i Ju ry have taken it easier. It was just that I was playing well
DI and I wanted to play."
After playing at Regionals and the NCAA
Championships, Treis rehabilitated what he thought
was a stretched tendon.
dia guide, Richard But workouts designed to strengthen the tendon did
Tar Heels. nothing for the tear and kept Treis at a standstill during
," the then-sopho- the 2003-04 season.
best place for Tris Treis spent much of his 14 months off the course earn-
best place for Tres ing his degree in business administration and ecopom-
ics. But UNC did not offer the landscape architecture
al transition, a ca- masters program he wanted.
graduation transfer Treis wasn't ready to call it quits with an extra year of
ride of a collegiate eligibility gained from a medical redshirt, so he weighed
one of the horse his options and chose the best opportunity to make it
as one of the horses back on the course.
"There were a few other choices out there but in the
orming average and end it was a pretty easy decision to go to Florida," Treis
him accolades, the said. "The other [choices], I tell you, they were up north
component of the and for golf, that's a bad choice any-
don't think we've seen the best of time. If you can't play half the year,
. Richard' .ypt .. that's not going to help your game.
Richard [Treis] yet. And I wanted to keep improving
k for Buica Alexander, coach my game."
k for It-didn't take much to convince
week, e a gboin to Alexander, who had little scholarship money available,
m and bank on him to take a chance on the injured player.
"It was a very low risk for me other than the fact that
ly cashed in on top- his former coach said that, 'To be honest, I don't know
STreis became whether he'll ever play golf again,'" Alexander said.
ill, res became a As soon as Treis reached UF he began a different form
, including playing of rehab, starting with chipping and putting and work-
2003.
varsity on his 23rd ing his way up to tournament play.
vthe candles on h After a couple of months, Treis returned to action at
the candles on his the Carpet Capital Collegiate, nearly a year and a half
the Atlantic Coast after injuring himself at UNC.
Sthe Atlantic oast "I knew I needed the good support as well from the
p on April 18, 2003, athletic department and from the training facilities and
ar effort, the trainers," Treis said. "I'm not sure that I would be
ns, Treis injured his able to play at this level right now if I'd gone upward
playing. somewhere north."
which is why I con- Over the next two months, Treis closes the last chap-
ersweet returns for ter of his fairy tale golf career if he's finally ready to.
"For me, personally, I don't know what's going to
happen after [the end of the season]," Treis said. It's
es for thand edged going to depend a little bit on how I play, and if I play
kes for the improb- exceptionally well, I may consider turning pro and go
from there."
to be a sprain was Whether it's toward the PGA Tour or the NCAA
on and then a torn Championships, Alexander believes Treis will continue
on the comeback trail.
anything, so we kind "I don't think we've seen the best-of Richard yet."


Dickey injures heel in baseball game Saturday


FOOTBALL, from page 34

"I think anytime you're an assistant
coach your goal is to become a head
coach, but like I said, my only job and
concern is being here at the University
of Florida," Holliday said. "Other than
that I really have no comment on it."


BASEBALL INJURY: Quarterback Gavin
Dickey, whom Meyer admitted would
probably be Chris Leak's backup at
this juncture, suffered a bruised heel
during Saturday's baseball game
against Kentucky. Meyer doesn't think
the injury is serious.
Looking ahead to ,- Saturday's
Orange and Blue Game, it is not
known whether Dickey will attend or


if he will travel with the baseball team
to Georgia. Meyer will be happy to
have Dickey full-time when the base-
ball season ends.
"I saw enough things on Saturday
to know there's a role for him on this
team," he said. "Obviously, I ,don't
want to hear anything about base-
ball during two-a-days and summer
workouts."


Williams: 'I'm so happy for myself, my family'


NCAA, from page 34

- though no ending has been as sweet as this one.
"I'm just so happy for myself, my family," Williams said.
"These seniors ... what they've been through for four years.
They took me for a heck of a ride."
Luther Head led Illinois with 21 points. He had a wide-
open look at a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with
17 seconds left, but it bounded off and Coach Bruce Weber's
magical ride with the Illini wound up one win short of the
real fairytale ending he hoped for.
His opponent, Williams, left Kansas to take over the Tar
Heels two years ago, after the program Dean Smith built
had faltered and fallen to 8-20. Williams took a ton of heat


for leaving Kansas after losing in the title game in 2003- his
fourth close call at the Final Four.
He defended the move, saying coming back to his alma
mater had always been his dream. Then, this week, he dealt
with a more familiar question: Did he need to win a title to
call his career a success?'
He told the story of Smith insisting he was no better a
coach after he finally won one in 1982, but Williams con-
ceded that answering that "same doggone question" did
get a little annoying at times.
He finally broke through in a terrific game, the first
meeting of the top two teams in the final Associated Press
poll since 1975, when UCLAdefeated Kentucky.
"For Coach to be able to say that the first team to get him
a championship was the 2005 team is an honor,"'May said.
"He'll win a few more before he's done."


CONTROL, from page 34

the field, May did what Paul Pierce, Raef LaFrentz, Nick
Collison, Kirk Hinrich and so many other star players
couldn't: win a title for Roy Williams.
You almost felt the collapse coming, like Williams'
nightmare of Carmelo Anthony would be replaced by
a recurring dream complete with a barrage of Luther
Head and Deron Williams 3-pointers.
Call it the Ron Zook factor, but the Illini turned out
to be just a tease.
Despite a nearly season-long flirtation with the No. 1

ranking, unexpected national respect and a great come-
back, in the end, the line read: Roy Williams 1, Illinois 0.
Illinois, in its 100th NCAA season, remains the team
with the most wins in NCAA Tournament history
without a title. Williams' title of coach with the most
Tournament wins without a title, suddenly disappears.
The team that just couldn't get it together, the team
that fired Matt Doherty two years ago and still lost in the
second round of last season's NCAA Tournament, the
team that was forced to watch its hated neighbor Duke
win three national titles while it won just one, can finally
sleep a restful night.
And at least for this year, Illinois' only chance lies
with Zook.













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Former fullback Billy Latsko pursues wide receiver Andre Caldwell during practice.
Latsko is one of the new linebackers who has impressed Coach Urban Meyer.


By GREGG GIRVAN
Alligator Staff Writer
ggirvan@alligator.org

It is the defense that excites Urban Meyer.
It is the offense that he finds disappointing.
Following Monday's practice, Meyer
found the defense to be on the rise, while the
offense, particularly the offensive line, is not
up to par.
Because the offensive line has no depth
beyond the first team, the defense is far
ahead. Even the first team line has issues -
freshman Jim Tartt is starting at right guard,
a troublesome development.
"At the University of Florida, freshmen
shouldn't be playing on the offensive line,"
Meyer said. "What has happened is that
there are some players in front of him that
are not worth a dam right now."
Meyer would not only like to redshirt
offensive linemen, but he wouldn't mind
sitting them for another year until they're
ready, either.
The problem goes beyond playing a
freshman on the first team. According to
Meyer, Tartt is struggling at the position,
which means the entire offense falls apart.
."If one guy struggles on offense, it's a
mess," Meyer said.
The positive is, of course, the defense.
Defensive end Derrick Harvey has come
on strong and the linebackers have stepped
up as well. That includes oft-injured Todd
McCullough, much-maligned Brian Crum
and fullback-turned-liniebacker Billy Latsko.
Since Earl Everett has been away tend-
ing to a family death and Brandon Siler has


battled a slight groin injury, the three have
had a chance to shine.
McCullough, especially, stood out in
Saturday's scrimmage.
"Todd McCullough has really been do-
ing well," Meyer said. "He graded at a
Champion effort in the scrimmage."
"If one guy struggles on offense,
it's a mess."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

While Meyer may boast an offensive
mind, he has enjoyed seeing the defense
most.
"I've been around some really good
defenses and we're close," he said. "The
emphasis on running to the ball, the effort
- they're really starting to believe in each
other. I really enjoy watching the defense."

NO HOLLIDAY AT MARSHALL?: Despite re-
ports that Marshall's head coaching search
could include iUF safeties coach John "Doc"
Holliday, the coach rebutted that possibility.
Holliday said he has not been asked to in-
terview for the job vacated by the retirement
of Bobby Pruett. The Huntington Herald-
Dispatch also reported Marshall interim
coach Larry Kueck, Ohio State defensive co-
ordinator Mark Snyder and former Marshall
coach Dave Roberts as possible candidates.
Holliday said he's satisfied with being
part of Meyer's staff.

SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 33


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

North Carolina tops Illini


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. LOUIS Of course, there was
no way it was going to be easy. North
Carolina did it, though, and now it's time
to stop asking Roy Williams that doggone
question.
Sean May had 26 points and the Tar
Heels didn't allow a basket over the final,
excruciating 2 1/2 minutes Monday night
to defeat Illinois 75-70, a win that finally
gave Williams, the 17-year coaching vet-
eran, the national championship that was
missing from his otherwise stellar resume.
"I'm speechless," Williams said. "I usu-
ally talk my rear end off, but right now I'm
speechless."
Freshman Marvin Williams had a tip-in
with 1:26 left, Raymond Felton made three
free throws down the stretch and the Tar
Heels (33-4) won their first title since 1993,
back when Dean Smith was coaching and
Williams was at Kansas, in the middle of
his Final Four futility.


"He is the greatest coach," Felton said.
"If he retired tomorrow, I would vote for
him for the Hall of Fame. He told us he
would bring us a-championship and we
did it as a team."
Led by May's 10-of-ll shooting, UNC
took a 65-55 lead with 8:51 left and it
looked like Williams would win his 41st
tournament game and first championship
going away. But Illinois (37-2) never quits.
Forward Jack Ingram hit. a pair of out-
side jumpers and Dee Brown scored six
points as part of a 10-0 run that tied the
game at 65 with 5 1/2 minutes left to set up
a fantastic finish.
When it was over after Felton had
made his last two free throws, after May
had cradled his 10th and final rebound
- Williams took off his glasses and started
looking for people to hug.
A few moments later, he was crying,
much like he has at the end of every season

SEE NCAA, PAGE 33


Williams finally gets his title


ean May became Bill Walton and in the
process Roy Williams almost assured
us he would outlive John Wooden.
Roy, finally winning the title that has
eluded him for so long, has called off all
suicide plans.
The North Carolina Tar Heels went from
the nation's biggest underachievers to the
ultimate winners on Monday.
And Roy Williams suddenly -has a giant
orangutan removed from his champion-
ship back.
After the game, Roy looked as relieved
as he did drunken with happiness.
But Roy has plenty of reason to get
drunk for the next month, because his near-
collapse turned into jubilation. -
Despite storming back from a 15-point
deficit, Illinois proved that sometimes you
just can'tcome back, especially when your
opponent has more talent than some NBA


Andrew
Abramson
Drew's Control
aabramson@alligator.org


rosters.
It's almost
unfair that North
Carolina's sixth man,
freshman Marvin
Williams (one of the
27 Williamses in this
game), will be a top-
15 pick in next year's
NBA Draft.
North Carolina's
towel boy is consid-


ering a jump to the pros.
But there was one man who stood above
the pack and made sure than Roy Williams
stayed away from all sharp objects after the
game.
With a Walton-like championship line
of 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 of 11 from

SEE CONTROL, PAGE 33


[UF swimmer Ryan Lochte
finally met some competition
while the UF men's golf team
leads the Morris Williams Inter-
collegiate. Check out the stories
at alligatorSports.org.


*UF senior and track athlete
Cory Presnick has been awarded
a 2004-05 NCAA Postgraduate
Scholarship worth $7,500.


*1947: UF pitcher Earl Stephens strikes out
18 Miami Hurricanes, the most strikeouts
ever by a Gators pitcher. UF finished the
season 14-15 and 2-6 in the Southeastern
Conference.


* Former UF star basketball player Matt
Bonner got to the NBA the hard way. After
a bout with salmonella poisoning in Sicily,
Bonner overcame the odds and joined the
professional ranks. See story, pg. 35.









TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 35




Red Rocket-Man


Bonner now


thriving in


Toronto

By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

ORLANDO His body drained
of fluids, his temperature peaking
at a dangerous 104.5 degrees, Matt
Bonner was in trouble.
It would have been one thing
to contract salmonella in America
where a hospital bed and medical
insurance could have pampered
him. But in Messina, Sicily?
Bonner's mother Paula along
with her other son Luke had co-
incidentally arrived in Sicily to visit
Bonner when he fell sick.
So when his weight began plum-
meting, Mrs. Bonner asked her son's
basketball team, Sicilia, for help.
And they did by sending a den-
tist who arrived to his apartment on
a motorcycle smoking a cigarette.
He gave Bonner a number of
shots, then purchased an IV packet
at the local drug store. The dentist/
doctor used a broomstick, a bedpost
and the string from Bonner's hoops
shorts to connect the IV. He used
Bonner's shaving alcohol to help
with the shots.
"In four days to lose 16 pounds,
to have a fever of 104.5 at that age
and to have a dentist, not a doctor,
S come it was a little unnerving to
say the least," Mrs. Bonner said.
Bonner eventually recovered,
missing just one game and actually-
laughed off his sickness.
"That's just Matt," Mrs. Bonner
said.

Master of deception
Bonner's mop of Alabama clay-
colored hair screams something pro-
fessional. Maybe a bank clerk or the
owner of your local barbershop.
His cheery smile whispers some-
thing more ordinary. Perhaps a little
league umpire or a janitor.
"When we looked at Matt
Bonner we thought that he could be
the guy next door or the guy in the
movie 'Hoosiers,'" Toronto guard
Jalen Rose said. "When you see him,
that's what you think and that's
what makes him likable."
But Matt Bonner has never been
one to fit stereotypes. Not in Sicily.
Not in Toronto, either, where Bonner
is now a solid NBA forward.
In 2003, Bonner left the Gators a
bona-fide do-it-all. His 3.96 GPA as
a business administration gradu-
ate meshed with a UF basketball
career that saw him average 15.2
points and 6.1 rebounds per game
as a senior.
But despite Bonner's preparation
in basketball and literacy, he slipped
to No. 45 in the 2003 NBA Draft. He
was traded on draft night from the
Chicago Bulls to the Toronto Raptors
for Tommy Smith, a virtual no-
body. Then the Raptors politely told
him to take a hike.
"They said, 'We don't really have
a spot for you on the roster,'" Bonner
recalls. "'Go to Europe, play a year


~~~~d-O Ww- .-
- -


there and then we'll give you a con-
tract when you get back.'"
And so, with nothing but a ver-
bal guarantee from an organization
younger than the player it was ship-
ping, Bonner left for Sicily.
So far, so bad. But bad was just
the beginning.

Lost in translation
Bonner could forget about the
fact that none of Sicilia's play-
ers or coaches spoke English. He
could manage living off paltry


a future with the Raptors.

Making the pros (again)
Toronto promised Bonner a ros-
ter spot if he played in Europe for
one season.
But during a tumultuous 33-49
* 2003-04 season, the Raptors fired
general manager Glen Grunwald.
Head coach Kevin O'Neill was axed
at the season's end.
"I basically had to start from
scratch and make the team," Bonner
said.


But all that doesn't matter if you
can shoot. And boy, can Bonner
shoot.

Being his own man
Bonner loves the elbows at the
top of the paint. He gravitates to
the left elbow during a pre-Orlando
game shootaround.
There's nothing fancy about
his stroke: just a little stutter step.
here, a baby hop there, ball cocks
perpendicular to his head but
the results.


wages.
But halfway through You look at him he's a Red Sox fan,.
the season, Sicilia filed for
bankruptcy, a blue-collar guy, walks to practice every day-
Sicilia stopped paying high
him. Bonner's heater broke. he's not high maintenance.
His apartment's tap spat cold Mo Peterson, Raptors guard
water only cold water. Bonner He still landed on the squad
likely contracted salmonella be- anyhow. Those dose to him were made shots from tha
cause he couldn't wash his dishes not surprised, elbow.
in hot water. Even his electricity "I thought he had NBA skill "It's not about bei
and satellite signal were cut on at the power forward position," Toronto forward Chr
occasion. said UF coach Billy Donovan, who "It's about being able
"There were two eviction no- coached Bonner during his days as a ketball, and Matt can p
tices," Bonner said. "It was a pain Gators player. "It's almost like he's a knows he can shoot t
in the butt." machine. He just works and he's fo- I think if he can keep
So did Bonner leave the team caused and he does the same routine ball, he can make it in
like half of the players did? over and over." a long time."
"I was staying focused on get- Those who didn't know Bonner Bonner began log
ting better on the court," Bonner were a tad more skeptical. time for the Raptors f
said. "My total focus was to make "You look at him and you of the 2004-05 season.
the NBA the next year." wouldn't, think that he can play the dominate the ball, bul
Bonner toiled with Sicilia, game of basketball there's the red left him open, he would
averaging 19.2 points and 9.3 re- hair and he's not the fastest guy," At one point, Bo
bounds and holding out hope for Raptors guard Mo Peterson said. NBA with a field go


Swish.
Swish.
Swish.
Then four
more, mak-
ing for a to-
tal of seven


consecutive
t lovable left

ng different,"
is Bosh said.
to play bas-
ilay. Everyone
he basketball.
shooting the
the league for

going playing
rom the onset
He wouldn't
t if opponents
Id fire.
nner led the
al percentage


above 60 percent.
The only thing more striking
than that statistic is the way Bonner
has lived his NBA life.
Toronto's Rafer Alston, also
known as "Skip to My Lou," his
.AND E moniker, -could qualify as
Bonner's polar opposite, a spe:--
person for the NBA c ulture.. But
even Alston, can't dct-criiktinat
a.arian.t a teaminiate .ho says:he has
yet to club with his'teammates
"I don't know if lie l.Ie. techno
-dancing or things like that, but we
have to find out what kind of place
he would like to go to," Alston said.
"We don't mind hanging out with
Matt cause he's a fun guy."
Maybe Bonner stays in because
he doesn't have a car.
Instead he walks yes, walks
- to every home practice and game.
Sometimes' Bonner frequents the
pricier of restaurants on the way
there. Places like Mr. Sub and
Subway.
"You look at him he's a Red
Sox fan, a blue-collar guy, walks to
practice every day he's not high
maintenance," Peterson said. "He
comes into practice, punches in and
goes back home."
And on the way to work Bonner
encounters his very own fans, who
call him the Red Rocket.
"The fans go crazy for .some
reason," Bonner said. "It's a hockey
town and they love :hen s-.'on ne
comes in and v orkL hard'

The rap on Bonner's future
Bonner has scored 10 points or
more 23 times this season.
He's drained 36 threes, 34 of
those within the last three mon is.
And Bonner's field-goal percent-
age of 54.6 percent? That would be
fourth behind Shaquille O'Neal,
Amare Stoudamire and Yao Ming.
"Matt's a good kid, works good,
plays hard and is very respectful,"
Toronto head coach Sam Mitchell
said. "I wish there were more Matt
Bonner guys in the NBA."
Bonner sees himself as a starter
down the road. And Toronto's
young nucleus of Bosh, Alston and
Peterson looks to include Bonner in
the future.
"That's up to Matt," Mitchell
said. "If he works and continues to
develop as a player, the sky's the
limit. He can be whatever he wants
to be."
Said Peterson: "He's put himself
in a position where he's going to
make a lot of money."
Something tells you he's not
about the money. Even so, his finan-
cial troubles are likely over.
"How are we going to cut a guy
that was leading the league in field
goal percentage?" Mitchell said. _
Of course, his shooting is no ac-
cident.
After nailing seven consecutive
shots from the left elbow, Bonner
trots in his own goofy -way to the
right.
At first he misses several un-
contested jumpers this is his own
way of showing he is just Matt
Bonner.
Then he casually hits eight con-
secutive shots this is his.,own
way of showing he is one healthy
and soon-to-be millionaire Red
Rocket.





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VOLUME 98 ISSUE 130 the independent florida Llli, te Not officially associated with the University of Florida .Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Fnm Di da We Inform. You Decide. "5~'-~' 5, A TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 UF going out of reach By STEPHANIE GARRY Alligator Staff Writer sngarry@alligator.org UF may become what it was created to remedy -an elite institution that is inaccessible to the working class. UF's aspiration to become a top public research university may contradict the purpose of its founding, and UF officials are grappling to reconcile selectivity with inclusiveness as UP climbs the ranks. To reach the level of a Top 10 public research university, UP hopes to double tuition, and the university already is highly selective, rejecting half of those who apply. If the university's leaders get their way, UF won't be for everyone. But as a land-grant university, that's for whom it was intended. University of the people UF traces its origins to the 1862 Morrill Act, which sought to give the working class access to higher education. By granting federal land to the states, the act allowed the creation of public universities to provide rural farmers and workers access to a liberal, practical education, according to the National Association of State Universities and LandGrant Colleges. Higher education from the existing private institutions was inaccessible to the working class. Now, Michael Martin, UF's former vice president for agriculture and natural resources and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, the branch of the university most dedicated to serving state needs, wrote an opinion piece arguing that land-grant institutions are betraying their purpose. "They are becoming more like filters than ladders," Martin, who is now the president of New Mexico State University, wrote in a recent edition of The Chronicle of SEE MERIT, PAGE 22 Fraternty cl ub fight brings brutality accusations By ANDREW ABRAMSON Alligator Staff Writer aabramson@amigator.org A brawl erupting outside a downtown club early Sunday morning has left one UF fraternity's members claiming brutality. An Iota Phi Theta-sponsored party at the club 238 West on University Avenue ended earlier than expected when a fight broke out just after midnight, forcing the club to shut down. Nobody in the fraternity could verify who started the fight, but some fraternity members claim that security was insufficient to contain the growing brawl. An estimated 700 people were inside the club during the fighting. Iota Phi Theta secretary Rafeal Dominguez said security used a Taser on him, before a Gainesville Police officer trampled him with a horse. "I weigh 128 pounds," Dominguez said. "It was really unnecessary." Neither GPD spokesman Keith Kameg nor club owners returned calls seeking comment. "When you see guys that are 6foot-6, 300 pounds, you're going to call them football players." Gino Lerebours Iota Phi Theta Fraternity member Several Iota Phi Theta brothers originally said members of the UF football team were involved in the brawl, although nobody could verify the claims. No arrests were made. "When you see guys that are 6-foot-6, 300 pounds, you're going to call them football players," fraternity member Gino Lerebours said. Defensive end Steven Harris said that he and other players attended the party but denied any of them were involved in the brawl. UF Athletics Director Jeremy Foley denied knowledge of the incident. Fraternity officials said they will soon speak with UP administrators before deciding what actions, if any, to take. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" MI UF students may one day be able to sip coffee, study for exams and check their e-mail around the clock when an Internet caf6 at the "hub" of campus is completed. See story, pg. 9. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 24 CROSSWORD 27 sunny SPORTS 34 82/58 visit www.alligator.org During the 2003-04 academic year, UF gave more money in need-based scholarships, but the award size was much smaller than for merit recipients. Need-based aid Student loan Merit-based aid Average award: $2,147 Average loan: $4,138 Average $9.85 million award: to 4,585 $5,500 students Thirty-one percent $6.13 million of the Class of to 1,114 2004 graduated students with debt. Source: UF documents Mike Gimignani / Alligator Staff Jonathan Greenwood / Alligator Grace and style Ashley Gantt performs a ballet routine for "A Night on Broadway" in the Reitz Union Auditorium on Monday night. E Former fullback Billy Latsko pursues wide receiver Andre Caldwell during practice. Latsko is one of the new linebackers who has impressed Coach Uirban Meyer. See story, pg. 34. a

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 1 ALLIGATOR, 3 Representative stays On mission despite criticism Baxley's drive based on faith, family By JAMES VANLANDINGHAM Alligator Staff Writer ivanl@aligator.org TALLAHASSEE -Rep. Dennis Baxley is a man on a mission he did not foresee. In 2000, Republican leaders called the former funeral-home director and asked him to run for the Florida House from his Ocala district. He hesitated, taking six weeks to pray about the decision. After weeks of introspection, he called his family together and said he felt God calling him to public service. When they pledged to support him, Baxley called the party and agreed to run. "I'm a reluctant leader," he said in an interview Monday "As far as my personal enrichment, I'd much rather be at home with my business and my family. While I'm up here, I'm occupied, but at home all they know is that you're gone. That's the hardest challenge: the decision you make that your family pays for." In his five years in Tallahassee, Baxley has risen in the legislative ranks. He has a corner office at the Capitol and is chairman of the House Education Council -where today he will hold hearings on his controversial academic freedom bill that aims to counteract the perception of liberal control of the state's universities. Tact and diplomacy Baxley has won notoriety for consistently charging to the forefront of similarly controversial issues. Just 25 days into the 60-day legislative session, Baxley has sponsored bills to overturn the voter-mandated class-size amendment, increase vouchers for students attending religious schools and intercede to keep Terri Schiavo connected to a feeding tube. He is also the author of a successful bill that will free Floridians from criminal or civil liability if they shoot someone -anyone, anywhere -if they feel threatened. "I didn't come up here to blend in with the wallpaper," he said. "I'm up here to make a difference, to leave a dent in the world." In so doing, he's developed a provocative reputation for saying what he thinks. Last week Baxley criticized discussions to offer domestic-partner benefits at UF because he said homosexuals are too promiscuous to stay in monogamous relationships. In debates over the bill on academic freedom, Baxley has decried university classrooms as "niches of totalitarianism" occupied by "leftist dictator" professors. "I like candor -to a fault," he said. "I like transparency. I don't mind people disagreeing with me, but I don't like coy and cunning -traits that turn up too often in this town." Eye of the hurricane Baxley said standing at the center of the storm has turned him into a lightning rod for criticism that sometimes turns ugly. UF students, he said, had used unmentionable epithets in several recent e-mails to his office regarding the academic freedom bill. "I'm just a little bit stunned with the whole name-calling approach," he said. "The bulk of the opponents aren't reading the bill; they're just shouting names at me. This just illustrates the intolerance I describe for anyone who doesn't agree with them." He said the name-calling hurts his family "I know it's accepted in this culture that you can be rude to people like me, authority figures," he said. "But it's hard for the families. I can take it. It's easy to take a punch. But it's harder to watch someone you love take a punch." Students and faculty who disagree with his bill should write him with reasons why they think the bill is unnecessary, he said, but anything rude that comes across his desk is disregarded. "It's OK if you disagree with my bill; I'm not mad at you," he said. "People should be free to say what they think. That's what the whole bill is about." Friends in high places Baxley also has several prominent fans to counter his detractors. Foremost among them is Gov. Jeb Bush, who at a recent news conference hugged Baxley and proclaimed him as his favorite legislator. "Yeah, we have some bonds," Baxley said. "I met Jeb when he was in [then-Gov. Bob] Martinez's cabinet, and long before it was said publicly, I thought, 'what a young, powerful, fresh face for the state of Florida to have."' In 1994, when Bush first ran unsuccessfully for governor, Baxley became a co-chairman of the campaign in Marion County, which went for Bush that election. "Whenever Jeb flew into town, I'd pick him up at the Ocala airport, and we'd stop in at IHOP and talk about what Florida needed," he said. "I guess you could say we became friends long before the bandwagon got rolling. And people remember who was with them early" Baxley said the success of the Republican Party in Florida -the GOP controls the House, Senate, governor's office, congressional delegation and all statewide offices except for Bill Nelson's U.S. Senate seat -is due to what he called the "maturation" of the baby boom generation in Florida. "In the '70s at FSU, it was kind of the hippie age of love and peace or whatever, and I didn't identify with that," he said. "I think as those baby boomers aged, they realized they'd been working hard and wanted something for their children instead of it being redistributed by the government, as '60s and '70s socialist ideology dictated." Baxley said true compassion is not connected to government but to individuals. "Liberals think compassion is when the government takes people's money and redistributes it to people," he said. "If I took money from you and gave it to someone else, would that be compassion? One-on-one charity, the love of extended family, that's compassion." But when it comes to issues like euthanasia, gay marriage and contraception in schools, Baxley has fought to legislate his values. "I stick to my convictions," he said. "It's what I came here to do." His charge to keep With his star rising in state politics, Baxley's future could be bright. But he has no intention to run for statewide office in 2008, he said. For now, he plans on fulfilling what he said was God's "calling to serve" his constituents. "I have a charge to keep," he said, using a phrase from an 18th-century hymn he has memorized. It's also the title of a book written by President Bush, which stands conspicuously on his desk below autographed photos of Baxley with the president, vice president and governor. "Everyone has a responsibility in this life," he said. "God directs the thoughts of all men who submit and ask for his guidance and wisdom." Baxley said he doesn't mind when others mock his faith. 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4, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 Activist cautions against labels E MONDAY'S SPEECH HELPS KICK OFF PRIDE AWARENESS MONTH. By LINDSAY TAULBEE Alligator Writer Itaulbee@alligator.org Nationally recognized genderidentity activist and author Riki Wilchins encouraged students Monday to challenge stereotypes and embrace principles rather than identities. Wilchins, executive director of the national advocacy organization Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, spoke to an audience about 100 strong in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom as part of Pride Awareness Month. She said there has been a shift in the way society views gender, which has been taking place for the past 10 to 15 years. She attributed this shift largely to the feminist, gay-rights and transgender movements of the 1980s and 1990s, and to postmodernist theory, which she said described and exposed a gender system that punished those who stepped outside their assigned roles. Wilchins told students to instead challenge traditional ideas, recalling a friend of hers who had worn a skirt and high heels one day and was mistaken for a man the next. "I think this is such an enlightened approach to thinking about gender and what we are and what we could be." Riki Wilchins gender-identity activist and author "You just have to learn to use all your voices," Wilchins said her friend had explained. "I think this is such an enlightened approach to thinking about gender and what we are and what we could be," she told the audience. She cautioned against using stereotypical labels or identities, which sometimes can result in excluding others who don't fit neatly into a category. "I'm never quite sure what I am, or even if I want to be something specific," she said. She used as an example the growing number of labels she said are tacked onto the lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, movement, such as intersex questioning, queer and straightsympathetic. "Is the noun list going to keep getting longer?" she asked, later adding, "We need to emphasize principles, not identities." Wilchins said the struggle -to stop discrimination based on gender-identity expression will get more fulfilling in the next few years but urged students in the audience to take the fight to the ne~xt level. In response to a question from the audience, Wilchins said there are more than just two genders, probably "thousands" of them, but that society does not have the words to describe them. "We're black and white people living in a technicolor world," she said. Wilchins' speech was co-sponEmilyHarris/AlligatorStaf scored by Accent, UP's speakers Riki Wilchins speaks to a large group at the Reitz Union on Monbureau, day. Wilchins' speech helps kick off Pride Awareness Month. ~5OFF Oil Change The Well-Oiled MachineFor More information log onto: www.jiffylubesoutheast.com Attention Pre-Med Students: College of Medicine Electives for Pre-Medical Undergraduates Register on ISIS under "Medicine-General" Check out http://www.psychiatry.ufl.edu/courses for details & syllabus MEL 4011 "Introduction to the Professions of Medicine" -3 Credits: Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer B/C 100% Web-based and Online An overview of American Healthcare and the different MD specialties as well as non-MD health careers A chance to become a Teaching Assistant and interact with-Medical Students after course completion -Email mel401 l@grove.ufl.edu MEL 4012 "Physicians' Shadow: Experiences in Clinical Practice" -Prerequisite of MEL 4011 or MEL 5011 required -3 Credits: Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer C (beginning in Fall 2005) -A chance to shadow UF physicians in area clinics -A detailed look at applying to Medical School, pitfalls and success stories Mail ncl4012@csgrove.Afl.edu

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 5 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Online voting a no-show By STEPHEN MAGRUDER Alligator Writer smagruder@alligator.org A bill to bring Student Government elections online will not be heard at tonight's Student Senate meeting. Former Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senate President Pro Tempore John Boyles said he has not seen the online voting bill submitted to the committee by former Sen. Andrew Hoffman since he withdrew it during a committee meeting on March 13. Boyles, elected pro tempore a week ago, said interviews are being conducted to find his replacement as Judiciary Committee chairperson. He added that the committee could resume its official meetings to examine proposed legislation in less than two weeks once a new chairperson is chosen. Boyles also said he is looking into forming a separate committee to revise the 700 codes of the SG statutes, which deal with election laws the bill sought to change. He said he looks forward to working with Hoffman on the revisions. The proposed bill, which was authored by Hoffman and Student Body Treasurer Dennis Ngin, came about after a petition to put the issue of online voting on the ballot for the Spring election was denied in February by the SG Supreme Court. Dean of Students Gene Zdziarski invalidated that decision March 8, citing a possible violation of Florida open meeting laws. However, with only one week until the election, the petition remained off the ballot. Hoffman and Ngin's bill suggested doing away with physical polling locations and allowing students to vote online as early as Fall. Ngin During the committee meeting, senators debated the definition of a polling location and security issues with online voting. The committee proposed having the bill heard during the second meeting of the newly elected senators to avoid the politically charged atmosphere of the Spring elections. Hoffman withdrew the bill, allowing him to present it again at any time. "We just want this to happen as soon as possible," Hoffman said in an. earlier interview. Speaker goes inside Cuba By BRITTANY SCHLORFF Alligator Contributing Writer A Cuban human-rights activist shared his insider's view of the civic resistance movements in Cuba with an audience of about 30 people Monday night. Orlando Gutierrez, national secretary and former president of the Cuban Democratic Directorate, a nonprofit human-rights organization, spoke about the country's politics and outsiders' perception at the CubanAmerican Student Association's Human Rights in Cuba panel. "It's not a political movement; it's not a party," he said. "It's a movement of people to earn their rights." Gutierrez referenced movements such as the Ladies in White, a group of wives and mothers of dissidents who attend church each -week and, after the service, march silently in the front of the church to protest their relatives' continued imprisonment after their March 18, 2003, arrests. Audience members received a booklet prepared by the Directorate listing that group among several others and their actions of civic resistance in Cuba. Gutierrez said this movement's actions are not spoken of in the debate over Cuba. "Oftentimes, I see the issue of Cuba being lost in stereotypes," he said. In the debates, people forget that Cuba is a living, breathing ncItion, he added. Third-year engineering major Jose Noriega agreed. "Very few Cuban Americans in the U.S. see Cuba from the inside," Noriega said. "Gutierrez is the small percentage of people that are interested in what's going on in the country and a positive and On progressive change." 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6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 Top 10 time UF is moving on up, but it needs to focus on faculty In President Bernie Machen's quest to make UF a Top 10 public research university, it's hard to choose a measuring stick by which such a ranking should be determined. The most obvious is the U.S.News & World Report's annual, well, report. While there are questions as to its ranking criteria, there really isn't any clear competitor. Certainly most UF students flipped through its pages when deciding where to go to undergrad, and most probably will pick up the graduate school edition if they choose that direction for their future. If these reports are to be the marker, then initial reports are that President Machen has done a passable job so far. In the six major programs covered in the recently released graduate rankings (business, education, engineering, law and medical research and primary care), UF moved up an average of about two or three spots. While this is a positive change, these same rankings prove that disproportionately low showings in some categories are dragging down UF's status. Some of these categories can't directly be improved. Undergraduate GRE scores, acceptance rate, degrees granted, research funds and other categories -all' of which UF does well in anyway -tend to improve as the prestige of the university grows. *Others likely won't be improved. Let's face it: Out-of-state tuition rates aren't going to go down. Ever. However, the primary culprits in the report are the same that we have been harping on all semester, and they are infinitely fixable: Peer reviews -which are affected by UF's treatment of faculty -and student/teacher ratio. Their effect clearly is evident in the numbers from the U.S. News data. UF consistently was underrated by peers compared to its overall standing. In engineering, for instance, the seven schools ranked immediately below UF all were ranked higher in the peer review. The peer numbers are thrown into sharp perspective when compared to assessment from professionals and recruiters in the respective fields. These assessors, who are less likely to consider faculty treatment, ranked UF an average of .25 points higher than did its peers -not a small amount on a scale of -only four points. In the rest of the field, the general trend was for peer reviews to be higher than professional reviews. These peer reviews constitute 25 percent of the total rankings in all fields except medical research (20 percent). This is equal to or higher in each field than all student selectivity-categories combined (GRE/GMAT/LSAT scores, undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, etc.). UF's student/teacher ratio fared better in the graduate report than it typically does in the undergraduate, but it still is deficient when compared to higher-ranked institutions. We're sorry for throwing all of those figures on you, but they illustrate a point: Prospective faculty are being deterred by the UF faculty's low salary rates, deficient benefits (such as the domestic-partner benefits that recently have come up for discussion) and threat of being overstretched to cover for the high student/teacher ratio. UF under President Machen slowly is creeping toward its goal of becoming a premier public institution. If it ever wants to reach this goal, however, it must focus on those upon whom UF's success is based: the teachers. Ilthe independent florida .~. IdojdtL I" Dwayne Robinson Matt Sancez EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Mike Gimignani Lauren Flanagan MANAGING EDITOR DianE Middleon Craig Singleton EDITORIAL BOARD TIe Alligator eourtges come t fro, readers. Letters to the edito should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page). They musot be typed, dooblespaced and moot include the author's nme, classification and phone numher. 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At the forefront of this movement are a crack group of PTA pundits and sympathetic teachers who believe they'have discovered the root of the problem: Our schoolchildren's delicate psyches are being ravaged by the seemingly ceaseless stream of red ink that teachers use to correct shoddy work. "My generation was brought up on right or wrong with no in-between, and red was always in your face," Justin Kazmark, a 25-year-old teacher who still is haunted by the remarks of teachers past, told the Associated Press. "It's abrasive to me," he said. These parents and teachers are part of a nationwide trend in which red pens are being thrown into the trash to make way for colors that are more sensitive to young students -mostly pastels, known alternately as "those colors that no self-respecting kid touched in art class." Because of the growing trend among teachers to avoid the evil color, manufacturers have enjoyed a sharp increase in purple-ink pen sales. "[Teachers are] trying to be positive and reinforcing rather than being harsh," said Robert Silberman, Pilot Pen's vice president of marketing, who has no conflict of interest regarding this issue whatsoever. He continued by asserting that negative marks made with Pilot purple pens statistically are proven to cause 40 percent fewer D-students to pee their pants, and they're on sale for a limited time. With the support of broken-spirited teachers and the pen manufacturers on their side, they decided to bring in the scientists to cement their rainbow revolution. When color specialist Leatrice Eiseman was called in to discuss the issue, she explained the redMatt Sanchez ink phenomenon by saying, "The Editorial Notebook human eye is notoriously fickle msanchez@alligator.org and is always searching for something new to look at it." Unfortunately, she immediately was deported for violating several laws of English grammar before she could explain exactly what that means. With such hard evidence to back them up, it's hard to imagine that the parents will stop until the day when no student has to face the abject shame of a red "X" -or worse, a frowning smiley-face -on his spelling test. All parents interviewed agreed it was far better to isolate their children from reality than to let them make their own mistakes, though none were willing to go on the record. They realized that the children likely then would become utter failures at life after receiving a proverbial punch to the face from said reality, but they considered this an even trade. Thankfully, reading and writing specialist Janet Jones provided a voice of reason for those who have had enough of seeing red. "If you're just looking at avoiding the color red, the students might riot be as frightened, but they won't be better writers," Jones said. In unrelated news, red pen sales among college professors recently have increased 370 percent. Matt Sanchez is opinions editor at the Alligator. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Do you find it Monday's question: Should OF traumatic when teachers mark offer domestic-partner benefits to your papers with red ink? faculty and staff? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.Org 56% YES 44% NO 78 TOTAL VOTES

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Letters to the Editor Voting would keep 'Baxleys' out of office Editor: Rep. Dennis Baxley's quote concerning'the "promiscuity" of gay and lesbian individuals was so obviously moronic that I just have to say something. Baxley, who accuses gays and lesbians of having "300 partners in their lifetime" and of not practicing monogamy simply because of their sexual orientation, also is chairman of the House Education Council. How can such ignorance be tolerated from someone who can have real material effect on education in Florida? Of course, Baxley is well within his rights to disagree with the proposed plan at UF to extend domestic-partner benefits to same-sex couples; however, his virulent rhetoric exhibits a dangerously flawed logic and is not at all what we should expect from one of our state leaders. Although I don't think there's much Baxley can do in the case of UF and same-sex partner benefits, besides threaten us with the possible loss of funding from his constituents, I am left wondering what we can do in response to his, as Allison Andrews put it, peddling of "cheap stereotypes." My most immediate thought is that, in light of the recent elections, Baxley's comments should remind us that voting is more than just electing a president every four years. President Bush may be the head of the executive branch in this country, but it is Baxley and other members of state, county and local government who have the most direct effect on our everyday lives. We can choose our local leaders if we go to the polls in those seemingly unimportant off-year elections and stay informed through resources like the Iguana, the Alligator and the Civic Media Center. In the election for City Commission, only 130 or so people showed up to vote at my polling location. My vote actually was pretty important. While I know voting is not the only answer, or even the best answer (many of us had no say in Baxley's election), it is a step in the right direction toward a more humane governance in our country. I encourage people like Pride Student Union President Allison Andrews to keep up their fight for human rights for all at UF, in the state of Florida and throughout the United States. We must not let the Baxleys of the world decide who does and does not deserve the most basic of rights: to care for the people you love. Kate Casey-Sawicki 8LS Cartoon was irresponsible, not humorous Editor: Political cartoons often reflect the artist's wit, hiumnor and intricate insight into the realm of current events. Unfortunately -as is evident in the cartoon printed March 30they sometimes are nothing more then an artist's irresponsible voicing of his own opinion on a matter he simply does not understand. Considering the nobility of their work, it is appalling to see criminal defense attorneys characterized in such a negative light. We must remember that a criminal defendant is innocent until proven guilty and that a criminal defense attorney's job is to make sure that proof is there. Criminal defense attorneys do not exist to put felons back on the street; they exist to ensure the state plays by the rules. They provide an invaluable check on the state's awesome power to deprive its citizens of life, liberty and property. Johnnie Cochran undoubtedly will be remembered for his defense of clients such as O.J. Simpson and Sean Combs. However, these types of cases only scratch the surface of his illustrious career. Cochran helped prosecute a lawsuit on behalf of public high school students who were denied access to advanced placement courses. He represented Reginald Denny, a yvhite truck driver who was assaulted during the 1992 Los Angles riots. He supported low-income housing projects, provided assistance to minority artists and helped fommd the Domestic Violence Council of Los Angeles County. Marlette's cartoon quipped Cochran's infamous rhyme from the O.J. Simpson trial. However, his life work better is characTUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 7 terized by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., words that Cochran himself often repeated: "An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Marlette's cartoon served a grave injustice to the memory of a distinguished attorney and a courageous human being. Robert E. Mayes 2L U U U Rapper didn't present balanced message Editor: Your newspaper's March 31 article covering the event featuring rapper Will Youmans, who claims to "provide a framework for understanding the conflict" and notes the importance of taking "truth, history and context" into account regarding the IsraelPalestine Middle East conflict, may give one the impression that Yourmans' views were fair and balanced. If this were the case, why does he not mention the nearly one million Jewish citizens of various Arab nations -Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and Morocco to name a few -who forcibly were expelled after having their properties confiscated, synagogues ransacked, valuables looted and cemeteries desecrated without any compensation or promise thereof? 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8, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 POPE .A PAULH 1920-2005 UF students recount life-altering visit with the pope *p "Co py rig hted Material AXSynd ic ated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" N Center opens lab to foster awareness of sleep deprivation Hot bath, music may aid insomnia ails By SKYLER SMITH Alligator Writer ssmith@alligator.org Those with cavalier attitudes about sleep are underestimating the importance of getting enough shut-eye, and the doctors at Gainesville's North Florida Regional Medical Center are opening their sleep lab to let people know what the consequences could be. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the open house aims to educate anyone with questions or concerns about sleep disorders, giving them a chance to talk with the staff and get a tour of the five-bedroom laboratory. The most common disorder is sleep apnea, a condition in which the tissues of airways loosen during sleep and cause anything from snoring to blocked airways, said Susan Purdy, a polysonmogSanta Fe rapher, or sleep Community College technician. "We treat a few college students," Purdy said. Another common problem for young adults is poor sleep hygiene, which is the tendency to use a bed as work space instead of a place of rest, she said. "Your bed is for sex and for sleep. That's it," Purdy said. Incorrect sleep patterns can lead to reduced productivity and grouchiness through the day. For people who have sleep disorders or insomnia, Purdy suggested taking a hot bath or listening to soothing music before going to bed. # csscte ng orgl80 O. Keyword:gats is) Sponsored by: Student Mental Health Services/ GatorWel Health Promotion Services at the University of Florida Student Health Care Center MADDIE'S Pet Rescue Project ofAlachua County presents 6 convenient locations, 10 hours and 200 pets for you to love .;VetRescucofr By JOHN COX Alligator Contributing Writer She was 3 feet from the pope, and all she could do was cry. "It was just amazing," said UF sophomore Sarah Luffman. One week after arriving in Italy instead of watching UF's win over rival FSU at Doak Campbell Stadium, a group of 21 UF students saw Pope John Paul II. "What would you rather do, go to the FSU game or see the pope?" UF Italian professor Joe M. Paden said. The students didn't regret their decision, he said. In an effort of goodwill, John Paul handed two relics to Orthodox Christian leader Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that had been in Rome for centuries, Paden said. "It was something that made me think I needed to go back to church," Luffman said. "He was inspiring." Those same sentiments were felt thousands of miles away in Vatican City, where the pope's body was on display Tuesday People who had never had an audience with the pope felt as if they had lost a loved one. "Every time I saw him (on television) he told me something, he gave me a message," said Silvia Sandon, 23, a student in. Rome, after viewing the body. "Now, I just saw him." Crowd members cheerfully chanted and clapped hands on the street leading to St. Peter's Square as they moved slowly toward the Basilica. As soon they entered the square, people fell silent as if they were entering a sacred place. Their glimpse of the pope's remains was quick at best, as police whispered, "Hurry up." But some still managed to snap photographs with cell phones as they passed John Paul's body, clad in a scarlet velvet robe, his head crowned with a white bishop's miter and a staff topped with a crucifix tucked under his left arm. "I would like to tell him how much I love him," said Lorenzo Cardone, 9, waiting in line with his parents. Outside, the mourners stood in line hour after hour, starting when the sun's heat blazed off the Vatican's old stones and into the late night chill. Pilgrims older than the late pope struggled to remain standing. Young children, even infants, were unusually well-behaved. Up to 2 million pilgrims are expected in Rome to pay their final respects this week. For the UF students in Italy last Fall, having the two leaders of two of the largest churches in the world in the same room was a historical moment, Paden said. "I think the kids were really impressed by the importance of that," he said. Pope Johni Paul 11 People will remember the pope for his fight against communism and the length of his reign, Paden said. The pope was more than a man; he was an institution. Luffman said she is not Catholic but still had admiration and reverence for John Paul. His unwillingness to quit working was moving, she said. "He has been in this ailing state for so long.and he really did make an effort, even if it was bad for his health," Luffman said. Paden, who was raised in Italy, said he saw the pope in the United States early in his papacy. S"He had a million kids there," Paden said. "The Beatles didn't pull that many." During the summer, the pope held services in the mornings. His draw was the greatest evidence of his influence, Paden said. "How often can you say 'let's have church at 10 in the morning' and have 250,000 people show up;" Paderi said. "You can't do that here in Gainesville." The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Hub set to reopen with new diversions for students By EM I LY YEH LE Alligator Writer eyehle@ailgator.org UF students may one day be able to sip coffee, study for exams and check their e-mail around the clock when an Internet caf6 at the "hub" of campus is completed. The Hub's renovation, scheduled for completion in May 2006, includes 11,000 square feet for an Internet caf6, complete with wireless Web access, computer terminals and a food outlet. UF officials said they hope to leave the area, once the university bookstore, open 24 hours a day. "There's going to be food, coffee, just a place to actually relax," said Lydia Washington, a Student Government official involved in the project. "I definitely think this will be a big place, the new hot spot." Although the renovation's more than $8 million bill has not been settled, the finished design also includes skylights, videoconferencing rooms and movable furniture, allowing students to create comfortable study areas. UF's Academic Technology offices will surround the caf6, providing computer aid, said Bahar Armaghani, Hub project manager. Rumors of the Hub's impending renovation into a multicultural affairs center motivated Washington, the SG director of multicultural affairs, to become inOn volved in the project. CaMpus Although the renovated Hub will not include any multicultural aspects, Washington said she thinks the redesigned space will continue to be the "hub" of student activity. "It will be very beneficial because of time and because of distance," she said. Both Armaghani and Washington said the Hub committee tapped students for ideas. Surveys revealed that a 24-hour study area'was paramount on students' wish lists, Washington said. As the plans stand now, students will get that space, which partially will be paid through a tuition-fund-. ed pool of $2 million. Last year, UF received $13 million from the Capital Improvement Trust Fund to pay for new and improved facilities. A UF connittee decided how to disburse those funds, and UF's highest governing body approved the list in September. But only 11,000 square feet of the Hub's 52,000 square foot space has been given specifically to students. The remaining 41,000 square feet will be used as office space for the International Center and for Academic Technology. Thb merging of these departments into one central location ensures students get efficient and convenient service, UTF officials said. "We hope this will be a very vivacious, high-activity spot where students can access their services," said Lynn Frazier, associate director of the International Center. The International Center, which manages services such as study abroad and international-student support, is "maxed out" in its current office spaces in Grinter and Peabody halls and needs staff to support a growing interest in international services, she said. Moving to the Hub, she added, will allow the department to expand and better serve the students. "The move will benefit students, first of all, because facilities will be more inviting and student-friendly," she said. Even though Frazier said the move will "greatly" increase office space, Armaghani said the center will be the smallest section in the building, only taking up 9,000 to 10,000 square feet. Academic Technology offices will take the biggest slice of the floor plan, filling the entire second story of the Hub and several sections on the first floor. Staff is now split between six different buildings, said Amalia Shortsleeve, associate director of Academic Technology. The funding for the project is still tentative, Armaghani said, but the renovation will be completed all at once or in phases. If UF administrators decide to fund the project in stages, the Internet caf6 will come first, followed by two stages for the office space. Junran UrU1WoUUU / Allrgmu 'Chris Stephens rests in front of the Hub on Monday. The Hub will soon undergo a renovation transforming it into an Internet caf6. Frazier said she hoped the project would be completed in one step, as staff can't be moved in stages and still be efficient. "Because the services are integral to one another and because of the small space involved, I don't think we could function," Frazier said. Although wireless Internet, video-conference rooms and large television screens will adorn the renovated building, designers said they were careful to keep some remnants of the Hub's past. In 1950, the building opened as the center for student services and was named the Hub in a student competition. The building was remodeled during the '80s, but the terracotta floors on the first level remain. When the Hub is renovated, this link to the past will be preserved, Armaghani said. The only major structural change will be the raising of part of the roof. The building will also be "green," meaning its utilities will be energyand water-efficient. Urinals will be waterless. Window tints will minimize the amount of heat that seeps into the building, thus saving on air-conditioning usage. The existing food court, which includes Chick-Fil-A, Zia Juice and Einstein's Bagels, will not be affected by the renovation. STUDENT LIFE Junior heading to Nationals --in rock-paper-scissors By ANDREA VEST Alligator Contributing Writer Florida Book Store. "I think James has a real shot at winning this thing," store manWhether relying on skill or luck, ager Nandy Ferguson said. "He the age-old method of decisionjust needs to remember that nothing making through rock, paper and beats rock." scissors hand signals has moved Combs will bring a guest or into the realm of competition. trainer to South Beach to help him UFjunior James Combs will compractice prior to the competition, pete April 14 to 17 in South Beach in Ferguson said. the National Collegiate Rock Paper As a benefit of being selected to Scissors Invitational Tournament. compete he will be provided with Combs won a spot in the tournament after being randomly. selected in a drawing sponsored by The airfare, hotel accommodations and $300 in cash. "I was just excited that I won a free trip to Miami," he said. Paper Scissors will decide," Combs felt that the only way to go for it in a Combs said he doesn't know said. fair way was Rock Paper Scissors, of anything about RPS. President and founder of UF's course," Schneider said. I m Rock Paper Scissors Club Logan At the collegiate championships, I am an R PS n inja. Schneider has taken the game seriCombs will be competing for a James Combs ously for quite some time. $5,000 top prize, making what was UF junior RPS is an "innate part in all of once a childhood game big busiSince he found out he will be competing in South Beach, however, he has been making decisions using RPS, Combs said. "If my friends can't decide where to eat, we play RPS. Who gets to ride shotgun on the way to eat? Rock us," he said. "It's the essence of our decision-making and how we resolve problems and conflicts." The idea for the club began while he was competing with his friends for the last slice of Hawaiian pizza, he said. "We were in an altered state and The winner also will compete in the 2005 World RPS Championship. When he was informed of the grand prize, Combs described what his playing style will be in the tournament. "I am an RPS ninja," he said. HUB of activity current HUB food court The renovation plans for UF's old bookstore include an expanded center for study abroad and international programs, a 24-hour study area, and other goodies. Videoconferencing rooms -Internet caf6 0E Flat-screen TVs International student center Source: UF documneits Mike Gimignani / Alligator Staff

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10, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 Applications for high SG positions now available N ACCENT CHAIR AND LOBBY COORDINATOR ARE ESPECIALLY COVETED. By STEPHEN MAGRUDER Alligator Writer smagruder@alligator.org Students seeking control of some of the most influential non-elected positions in Student Government now can apply in the same way they would for a job or internship. Positions such as Accent chair, lobby coordinator, supervisor of elections and cabinet directors, all of which are appointed by elected SG officials, are open to all qualified students for the 2005-06 school year. Four applications -SG agency heads, directors, cabinet directors and cabinet chairs -are available in the SG Office on the third floor of the Reitz Union. Student Body President-elect Joe Goldberg said his administration also will appoint applicants to positions on more than 30 university committees, which cover issues such as parking and transportation, financial affairs and campus student housing. "There's positions available for everything right now," Goldberg said. He added that while agency and cabinet positions are geared more toward students with experience in that branch, applicants for university committees need no SG experience. "I think every student can find something that interests them," Goldberg said. Chosen students will be appointed during Summer A in May, after Goldberg's administration takes office and gives its recommendations to the Senate for confirmation. All applicants are required to submit their name, address, GPA, class and work schedules, a resume and written responses to questions on their motivation and involvement in SG. Candidate interviews will play a crucial role in deciding appointments, Goldberg said. "You only get a few minutes to set yourself apart from the rest in an interview -that's what we're looking for," he said. Applications are due at 4 p.m. April 13 for non-cabinet positions and 5 p.m. the same day for cabinet positions. University committee applications are due April 20. STUDENT LIFE Three-university partnership aids job opportunities By BRIAN HAGEN Alligator Writer bhagen@alligator.org UF engineering students will soon have the opportunity for internships with Florida companies and businesses on the edge of high-tech innovation thanks to the university's $2-million commitment to the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. The council teams up 215 technology-based businesses from 23 counties in North Central Florida with UF, UCF and USE. The partnerslilp is meant to foster research and create trained labor for high-technology jobs, UF Vice President for Research Win Phillips said. "This is going to be fast track," Phillips said, adding that UF should see the first partnerships happen by the first Summer semester. The council, which was founded in 1996, specializes in laser and information technology, aviation, microelectronics and medical technology. Though no specific position proposals have been received yet from businesses in the corridor, Erik Sander, UF College of Engineering director of industry programs, is excited about the prospects. "Successful UF-industry collaborative research projects with large and small companies throughout the corridor will provide students with greater opportunities to experience university-industry collaborative research environments," Sander said. "This really adds tremendous value to students as they seek internships and employment opportunities." "This (the partnership) is going to be fast track." Win Phillips UF vice president for research UF President Bernie Machen's $2-million pledge to the council was announced in January. Through corporate matching funds, a uriversity's financial contribution is typically tripled, Phillips said. According to the council's Web site, more than $128 million in university and business contributions from throughout the corridor was accumulated by January. Seventy-five percent of the money was used to create 500 projects, providing internship opportunities for 1,000 graduate and doctoral student and research assistants along with 300 faculty members, the Web site states. "These funds will be used to work with industry entrepreneurs," Phillips said. Working with risk-takers means the possibility of new discoveries, Phillips said, and the resulting profits from patents and royalties would be split between the company and the university, with the former retamning the manufacturing license, he said. "This is a unique resource opportunity for business and the university," Phillips said. "Business is able to research their problems with one-third of the price off." Other university departments, such as physics, chemistry and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences also could benefit from additional projects and internships, Phillips said. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 11 ON CAMPUS Garden for the blind would engage other senses By JESSICA RIFFEL Alligator Contributing Writer The visitors to the proposed garden at UF won't care about the color of the flowers, the plant arrangement or what the sculptures look like. They won't be able to see it. UF music professor Miriam Zach and her husband, Iowa State University architecture professor Mikesch Muecke, are planning a garden for the blind on the south slope behind the Honors Residential College at Hume Hall. The professors came up with the idea during the 2004 Winter Break. Zach and Muecke were discussing volume when they realized that they were talking about two completely different things. "We realized that we used the same vocabulary, but the meanings are different," Zach said. "For example, volume in architecture is the space, whereas in music it is the loudness." They decided to start a project that would combine their two fields. Plans for the garden include aural aspects such as wind chimes, plants that rustle in the breeze and feeders to attract songbirds. "You cut off one sense, and you're suddenly more aware of others," Zach said. Construction plans for the garden would emphasize the other. four senses. Lamb's ear and licorice plants are soft; allspice trees have a distinct scent; herbs can be tasted and bushes will rustle in the breeze. Zach involved her honors music and health class in the project, first taking them to the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity's "All of my students have a voice. It's a collective project." Miriam Zach UF music professor Butterfly Rainforest and having them tour the exhibit blindfolded. They observed how gearing the exhibit toward other senses would improve the visually impaired experience. Then, each student wrote a threepage essay on what he or she would include in the garden. "All of my students have a voice," Zach said. "It's a collective project." Advertising freshman Karen Kayir focused her design mostly on touch, which included marble statues that would be hard and cool and padded handrails that would be warm and soft. The students may be involved in the construction process as well. Zach said that she would like volunteers to help build the garden and assist with its upkeep. "I definitely want to help," Kayir said. "It just seems like a fun project -something that would be beneficial to the university." Before they can begin, the garden for the blind must be approved by UF's Facilities Planning & Construction. Linda Dixon, manager of the FP&C planning office, heard about the project when Zach requested maps to aid in the students' essays. "It's something that UF would be interested in," Dixon said. However, she explained that most of these types of projects have outside funding and a maintenance endowment. The garden does not have any benefactors yet, but Zach is optimistic. For now, Zach and Mueke are just working on getting attention for the project, hoping awareness will lead to funding. "We've written up a proposal with the student essays and the designs, and we've sent those to various administrators at UF and Iowa [State University]," Zach said. Mueke designed a Web site for the garden to include in the proposal, which was sent out to key decision-makers at the end of February. The Web site can be found at http: / /www.public.iastate.edu/ -arch.404/gardenForTheBlind/ projectIHome.html. Over-exercising can lead to addiction, physical injury E LIKE EATING DISORDERS, EXERCISING CAN BE AN ADDICTION. By STEPHANIE SHAEFFER Alligator ContributingWriter Most see exercise as a positive habit to pick up, but it can become harmful and addicting if .taken too far. Exercise addiction is now seen as a legitimate problem much like eating disorders, according to the American Council on Exercise. An addiction can lead to physical injuries, social alienation and psychological dependence. The term "exercise bulirria" is often used to describe this problem, but Heather A. Hausenblas, exercise psychology professor at UT, said the label should be avoided. "Excessive exercise is secondary to an eating disorder, not a separate eating disorder," Hausenblas said. Because exercise addiction does not have a clear medical definition, it is hard to draw a clear line between when healthy exercising becomes obsessive. "You have to look at each case on the individual level to see what is motivating that person to exercise," Hausenblas said. "Thirty hours a week can be healthy if someone is training for an event, but if they are exercising that much to be thinner or change their body shape, it is dangerous." Janis Mena, UF nutritionist, said exercise becomes a problem when it starts Public to interfere with other areas of a Heith person's life. "I've had girls tell me they don't want to go home because their mom won't let them exercise," Mena said. Staff of the UF fitness facilities are trained to watch for people they suspect are excessively exercising, judged by the duration, frequency and intensity of their workouts. Gayle Patasnik, a UF sophomore, works out five times a week but said she pays attention to her body and knows when to stop exercising. "I have a set routine that I do at the gym," Patasnik said. "I don't exercise more just because I might have eaten poorly one day. I also make sure my body has adequate restbetween workouts, and I definitely don't work out if I am injured." 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12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 STUDENT atb Rabid bat bitesb Samaritan student at Weimer Hal By DAVID COHEN Alligator Writer dcohen@alligator.org Students may be aware that bats are the only flying mammal and that they make screeching noises, but one student also leaked to beware their bite last week. An injured bat found its way into the Weimer Hall courtyard last Tuesday, and when UF student Danny Depaz tried to help, the animal bit him. "I was just trying to save the little guy's life, and he bit me," said Depaz, a public relations junior. "If someone were to open the door, he was going to get crushed." Unknown to Depaz at the time, the bat was infected by rabies, and it was the resourcefulness of a classmate that got him the prompt treatment necessary to fend off the potentially fatal virus. When Depaz noticed the bat in a small hole at the bottom of a classroom door during a break, he said he was thinking about its safety, not his own, in his attempt to rescue the animal. "Let's gdt this little guy out of here" was running through his mind, he said. However, when he tried to move it using a leaf of notebook paper, the bat bit his finger, making Depaz the one in need of rescuing. At the time, though, Depaz said he did not think anything of it. But a classmate, Erin Tam, a UF public relations senior, followed her instincts and called the College of Veterinary A swarm of bats take to the sky from the campus bat house at sunset. A UF student was bitten by a stray rabid bat recently in Weimer Hall. Medicine. She was told to bring the animal to them without touching it, so Tam got an envelope box from the journalism office in which she carried the sick animal to the veterinary school. "I knew not to touch it because it carries diseases," she said. "I was scared for Danny and for myself." The bite happened around 4:30 p.m., and Tam said she was worried she would not make it to the veterinary school before it closed at 5 p.m. When an animal contracts rabies, it goes through the spinal cord and into the brain. It concentrates in the salivary glands and makes the animal want to bite. Rabies is fatal in humans if not diagnosed in its early stages. Given the potential severity of the situation, neither Tam nor her mother thought the veterinary college handled the situation in the most capable way "They weren't very helpful, unfortunately," Tam said. "[My mother] wasn't too happy that I transported the bat." However, Sarah Carey, spokeswoman for the College of Veterinary Medicine, said that picking up wildlife is not the school's job. "They did the right thing by calling," she said. But she added, "No one should pick up wildlife. You are putting your life at risk. Call the police. We don't usually take bats. We don't want to mess around with that potential for disease." Once Tam arrived at the college, the bat was put to sleep and autopsied, which revealed that it carried rabies. Depaz said he did not think about the bite until a veterinarian from the college contacted him later in the evening. "I felt pretty scared," Depaz said, remembering his heart rate speeding up at the news. "I was definitely shook. That's a pretty drastic ting. I was definitely scared and worried." In hindsight, Depaz was thankful for Tam's concern and efforts to find out the bat's condition. "If the girl wouldn't have taken the bat in to get tested, I would have never thought about it," he said. Depaz also had some advice to pass on to anyone in a situation involving an unknown animal. "It's one of those things you just have to learn from," he said. "Don't attempt to approach or help a wild animal. That's my advice to anybody out there. There's people you can call:" Carey added caution should be exercised when a normally nocturnal animal is out during the day and when it does not appear fearful of humans. Depaz started treatment Friday at the Alachua County Center for Disease Control and is expected to make a full recovery. "I'm just glad I did it because Danny is OK now," Tam said. Adam Grizzle, UF Student Melrose Scholarship Student Million Dollar Improvements Rates in Town <'1 C -Housing Scholarships -Most Events In Town -Easy Decision for Summer or Fall Housing Tour & Lease today and avoid the -upcoMngs rate increases. stlease within 24 hours "With four different scholarships, great roommates that I met-here, and a grat cmple -t's just the perfect -Best -Now Leasing

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 K GRADUATION 2005, ALLIGATOR, 15 Display your diploma. Order now $59.95 Diploma Framing Special! U U .with style! in Thornebrook Village 2441 NW 43rd St. 378-4947 1 London $557 Paris $448 Rome $530 Amsterdam $537 Frankfur $436 "The world is a book, and Sia PoeosaRic $34 those who do not travel, San osecos o 344 read only a page." Mexico City $294 -Sitgstn 394D. Eurailpass $382 1 A great adventure combining Britrail Flexipass $199 Andean culture, the most drys France & Spain Pass $199 famous Incan ruin and the lush Greece & Italy Pass $200) Amazon Rainforest 167 Experience the Fliver Kwai, 15 days rice barge, Chiang Mai, elephant f ride, hilltribe trek and the 585 Golden Triangle ;D;85_ Airf,, ia raaaatrip froe Miami. Featred packages do not include airar. Subje to a age and va ability Taxes and other applicable fees not included., Travel along the southern 20 days coast of Africa and continue from inland throgh tropical rainftrent tv the impressive Victoria Falls. $ 2 IMsTRAV E I www:statravel~comn For whom the bell tolls Many students will recall walking to class and hearing the bell chimes from Century Tower. Built in 1953, the tower commemorates the 100th anniversary of the university and was dedicated to UF students killed in World Wars I and fl. Congratulations! It's hard to believe that graduation will be upon us very soon. For the last few years, the University of Florida has been a home to us all. But before we leave the swamp to go our separate ways, we have an opportunity to leave our legacy here at UF. By participating in the Senior Class Gift, we can leave our mark for future generations. As many Gators have done before us, we, as members of the Senior Class of 2005, can give a gift to UF that will go to providing future Gators with the same opportunities that we have enjoyed. Your gift will help support leadership opportunities for students, outstanding student programs such as the Career Resource Center, enhanced campus facilities, and help to create a bottor quality of student life at the University of Florida. As recognition of your gift, you'll also receive the UF lapel pin to wear during interviews -impressing future employers with your pride! And if that doesn't convince you.your support will help us beat the University of Tennessee Volunteers! This year, the Senior Class Gift Committee has set up a friendly competition with UT. The rules are simple. the school with the greatest percentage of students contributing to the 2005 Senior Class Gift wins! In the coming days, a fellow student will be calling to give you more information and a chance to participate in the Senior Class Gift. Our class will be setting the standard for future graduates to follow. Please join me in participating in our Senior Class Gift. Whatever the size of your gift, your support will leave a mark as a special reminder of the Class of 2005, and we can carry Florida to a victory over Tennessee! Congratulations to us all on this accomplishment and GO GATORS! ALTERNATOR & STARTERS V 1 B A T T E R I E S HECK $5.G off a 4 year battery fkw ta .,4. scw dt& 2004-05 Student Body President For more information on the Senior Class Gift, contact The Florida Fund: 392.7754 or FloridaFund@uff ufl.edu READ THE afligrft4Jr AND BECOME SUPER GROOVIE, FRESH AND MAC DADDY FLY ALL AT THE SAME TIME!

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16, ALLIGATOR, GRADUAL TION 2005 U TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 Water Works The University Gallery is located on the campus as part of the Fine Arts Complex. Students often remember Geoffrey Naylor's "Water Sculpture" attracting their eyes as they walk along SW 13th St. I I Josten Representatives will be at the UF Bookstore in the Reitz Union during Graduation Week I Qam to 3pm jtelsTM $279 [Silver Elite] $329 [Silver Elite] $299 [oK] $349 [oK] $349 [14K] $399 [14K] $459 [18K] $499 [18K] To order your ring and Graduation announcements call I.800.854.7464 or visit www.jostens.com I;

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E GRADUATION 2005, ALLIGATOR, 17 Lakeside Lounging Many students will take with them fond memories of quiet times at Lake Alice. Lake Alice is sanctuary to alligators, as well as many birds. Each evening at dusk the colony of bats that lives in "bat house" across the street emerges to cleanse the sky of much of the insect life that the lake nourishes. Many students will recall visiting the bat house at least once to witness the impressive view of the bats flying into the night sky. C C .j c-) qW"It-2M SUCCESSORIES Congratulations Class of 2005 -GRADUATION GIFTS EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION -TEACHERS -MOM AND DAD FOR ALL OCCASIONS Successories At the Oaks Mail next to Belk (352) 331-5900 visit us at www,wemnotivate corm Personalize while you wait! Free gift wrap! a du a ti o n Brunch/lunch -AN Join us at Sweetwater's Brunch/Lunch Extravaganza! Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 Brunch I1Iamn-4pm Dinner 6pm10pm Reservations Required. Call Now! Limited Space. Sweetwater 'Brancht Inn 625 East University Ave. -Gainesville, Fl 32601 352-373-6760 -800-595-7760 -www.sweetwaterinni.com

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 K GRADUATION 2005, ALLIGATOR, 19 Would you like fries with that? Many students will remember the sculpture "Alachua," more commonly known on campus as the "French Fries," that decorate the southwest corner of the Marston Science Library area. ~11i Tishona GContinued blessings for you -all thru life! All things are possible to those who believe! Tamia WOutstanding student, outstanding athlete, and a true success throughout life!!! Tashia MThis is the first day of the rest of your life, may it ever be most successful! Thank you for being you! atory oodbyes LaurNot only are you my sister but my best friend. You are so amazinglyintelligent, beautiful, and kind. Congratulations! I love you so much. -HBHey You, Congraduations! You've worked so hard and I'm so proud of you! You're going to do so great in grad school! I love you! Love, Me Ben, You are the most spirited Gator I know! I'll miss you at Sonic and bball campouts. Congrats and good luck in all you do. Love, Kelly To be mall owner, Congratulations! I'll miss you! You rock! Lots of love, Your sister. Matt! You did it! I know you will be a great lawyer! I love you! Love always, Linzy (boot!) NickCongrats! I'm so proud of u! Although our time at UF is over, our lives are just beginning. Looking forward to our future! I love u! -Kim '5A (Sar+Nis)ita, Congratulations & good luck at Exxon & grad school. Come back and be guest speakers! We'll miss you! SWEet Love, Pree & Darshi ClayYour intelligence, humor, persistence, and humility leave me no doubt that you will exceed everyone's expectations in law school. l am so proud of you, and I will miss you very much. Love, Shannon I ~

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20, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 Paying 1beii' dles Students leam to survive By JEFF SIRMONS Alligator Writer jsirmons@amigator.org STARKE -Twelve miles of pine forest, mud and scrub separated 36 UF Army ROTC students from civilization in 40-degree weather. Coyotes and hyenas howled, raising the hair off the shivering cadets' backs. Cadets used still-smoking matchheads to burn off blood-sucking ticks. The cadets were in survival training class chicken. Mealor is an experienced hunter. "Killing a chicken is essential knowledge even the general public should know," he said. "If you go to a foreign marketplace and ask for chicken, they'll give it to you fresh -complete with feathers and a clucking head." Mealor, 18, attends UF on an Army ROTC scholarship, which means he signed a contract ensuring he will be an officer in the Army upon graduation. war on terrorism, Sept. 11, you see the cadets* stand just a little bit straighter and move just a little bit faster." Food for thought All day the cadets stayed quiet, acting as if they were surviving in enemy territory. By nightfall, however, they relaxed a bit and joined each other around the fire, scratching at insect bites and listening to jokes and war stories from previously enlisted cadets. Most cadets slept less than two hours total. "I've heard many stories from a few veterans in the proBlending, a 56,000-acre "If you don't like it, you quit. gram," Mealor said. "If National Guard facility This is n't for everyone. I get deployed to Iraq -A + 1" ;+ or any other place, I'll be "iiEnJn bs A I r~filla Gainesville. The outdoor overnighter was only a portion of their three-day field training exercise last weekend. From Saturday morning to Sunday morning, they slept in a shelter made out of a regulation army poncho, constructed spears and clubs and beheaded, feathered and cooked roosters over open fire. "If you're in the middle of nowhere and you go one week without chow, you can't wait.to stick this bird in a pot and cook it," said Maj. Jeffery Bailey, military science instructor. "But first you must know h'ow." Four of the first-year and second-year cadets had the privilege of beheading a rooster. They gently massaged the rooster's neck to tranquilize it, placed its neck underneath a stick, stepped on both ends of the stick and quickly pulled the body from the head. Michael Mealor, first-year cadet, slaughtered his rooster easily and led his squad of nine in feathering and skinning the Michael Mealor "It's important to learn everything you can, because there's a war going on, and there's a good chance I'll get deployed," he said. Mealor said he has always wanted to be in the military, which is why he's learning everything he can while in ROTC in order to lead a platoon into battle and defend his country. "My mom isn't too excited about my probable deployment to Iraq," Mealor said. "But she knows that being deployed is just part of my job -part of the career I've chosen." The cadets have a greater sense of urgency knowing they. are joining the military branch that has suffered the most casualties so far in the Iraqi conflict since April 2003, senior cadet Jonathan Oblon said. "We all take this program seriously," said Oblon, who will be an active-duty officer later this month. "But since the start of the aided by their experiences." Waking up at 4:30 a.m. Sunday after an uncomfortable sleep on the damp dirt, the cadets quietly packed their stuff in 10 minutes and marched toward the bus, thankful it would take them to a breakfast they didn't have to kill, clean and cook. While gobbling down eggs, grits and sausage, the cadets talked about their experiences the previous night, including the traveling habits of ticks. "Ticks travel to the warmest parts of your body, which means your armpits and, well, the groin," Mealor explained. Mealor later removed a tick from his navel. But no one complained about the experience. "If you don't like it, you quit," Mealor said. "This isn't for everyone. A lot of students just can't cut it." Cadets train specifically for opposition they may face while in Iraq, Oblon said. Some of them will be deployed only six months out of college. "You read about all these deaths in the paper, and it hits Jett birmons / Alligator btan UF Army ROTC cadet Thomas Cobb serves as the foundation for a bridge to help his fellow cadets cross an imaginary river. jerrtirmons/ Aiiagatorbiarr UF Army ROTC cadet Michael Mealor helps pull a fellow cadet over a wall in Sunday's field leadership course at Camp Blanding. home to us the most," said Stephen Smith, cadet battalion commander. "It hurts to see those names, but we use it as a driving force so that we won't end up in that section of the paper." Cadets learn military command in the first three years of ROTC training. The conversion from soldier training to officer training occurs the following summer, when the cadets attend a Leader Development and Assessment Course, or LDAC. Fourth-year cadets sound like World War II veterans as they reminisce about their experiences at LDAC. "There's this one part where you're 60-feet high and you jump on a zip line and fly over the water anlfalLinwhen yore_ about five-feet high. This one girl dropped when she was about 55 feet high, and I think she broke her ankle on the water," senior cadet Forrest Vaughn said. LDAC requires cadets to stay outdoors -rain or shine -for four days straight and conduct tactical raids against mock enemies. Last weekend; third-year cadets only spent two nights outdoors. One outdoor night was canceled due to rain. But by the end of the rigorous trial, cadets were eager at the prospect of joining the Army as a second lieutenant. "By the time you're a senior, you're just cruising, waiting for that golden bar," Oblon said of the position's insignia. On Sunday afternoon, the cadets wearily loaded the bus for the excursion home. There is one pit stop, however. Homeward bound The bus stops near the camp's exit, conveniently close to a lake. As the cadets leave the bus, the junior cadets attack the senior cadets, wrestling and carrying some of the outnumbered seniors to the lake and tossing them in, as tradition would have it. The wet senior cadets load the bus knowing that this is the last extended experience they will have with UF's-ROTC: Despite facing a wet ride home, they prepare themselves for the future, which for some could be dangerous. "UF's ROTC has taught us how to lead nearly every type of person," Smith said. "I graduate fully confident of my ability. I know I will be as safe as possible if I go to war, as I have received top-of-the-line training." abOUt 25 miles norLI

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22, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 Race-blind admissions adversely affects awards MERIT, from page 1 Higher Education. "If the institutions specifically created to serve the common student do not do so, who will?" UF President Bernie Machen said he doesn't think UF is departing from its land-grant mission by becoming more selective. UF serves its charter and the state by boosting the economy and through research, he said. "That's the part that we focus on," Machen said. Machen and others have recognized the necessity for need-based aid but are looking for the resources to fund it. But Martin, who did not return messages, wrote that instead of helping the disadvantaged, top-notch universities compete for the best students, "often ending up subsidizing the education of those who need subsidies least." Money for merit That may be what UF is doing through its zealous recruitment of National Merit Scholars, and Machen said he would be willing to reconsider the use of more than $6 million to lure them. Surveys by the College Board, the organization that makes the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, show that students from affluent families consistently score better than their disadvantaged peers. White students also score better than Hispanics or blacks. UF touts its rankings in National Merit Scholars on its Web site, in press releases and even in its new branding campaign. This year's freshman class brought 259 of them, making UF No. 2 in the nation for the number enrolled. The only university to recruit more was Harvard. UF also recruits National Achievement Scholars, who are high-achieving minority students, but that contest is much smaller. This year's freshman class brought 40. Sheila Dickison, director of the Honors Program that handles the scholars, said UF started targeting them during the term of President Robert Marston as a way to bring talented students to UE The number of scholars started increasing in the 1980s. Dickison said the program had been "very successful" but declined to comment further. Interim Provost Joe Glover said the scholars enhance the educational environment for the entire university. "I think they bring some of the best scholars in the state and the nation to the university," he said. "I think all of us like to work at exciting places filled with bright and exciting people. The National Merit Program is one way to make sure campus has students of this ilk." The university pays the scholars plenty to create that environment. In-state National Merit Scholars receive $22,000 over eight semesters, or $5,500 per academic year. Most of them also qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship Programwhich pays up to 100 percent of tuition plus a stipend for books. Since in-state National Merit Scholars glean both UF's money and the state's, the university offers an even more generous package for outof-state scholars. They receive $38,000 over eight semesters, or $9,500 'each academic year. The university allows those out-of-state students to pay instate tuition, which is about $3,000 a year. Both in-state and out-of-state students receive an additional $2,000 for approved expenses. Machen said he's considering putting some of that money toward need-based aid to better serve UF's core value of diversity. Race-blind admissions Admissions play a key role in the inclusiveness of the university, but recruiting an ethnically diverse class has been harder since Gov. Jeb Bush eliminated race as a consideration for admissions and scholarships five years ago, said Pat Herring, interim director of admissions. "You've got to have the tools in the box if you're going to do the job," Herring said. "That's one less tool in the box." Now the admissions office gives preference to high school students who would be the first in their families to attend college, come from low-income families, attend low-income schools and come from single-parent households. However, UF also favors legacy students, or those who have alumni in their immediate families. Legacies have come under political criticism lately Machen said he has discussed legacy in admissions with Bush. "I think we're all uncomfortable about it being a significant factor," Machen said. "It is a small factor, and I think that's probably the right way to do it." While recognizing that fewer minority students might benefit from legacy, Herring defended the practice. "Just because they're (minority students) less prevalent doesn't mean it's discriminatory" he said. "I think that's a leap of logic." Despite the emphasis on socio-economic factors in admissions, many consider UF's student body to be wealthy. A BMW school The joke is that with the Bright Futures Scholarship Program footing their tuition bills, UF students can spend the money from their parents' savings on luxury cars. A Student Financial Affairs survey suggests that's no joke. Though the voluntary survey has only a 35percent response rate, the 2002 results showed that the median income of UT students' parents was between $85,000 and $90,000. Twenty-one percent of parents reported incomes of more than $150,000, said Karen Fooks, Student Financial Affairs director. Only 14 percent reported incomes of less than $30,000, she said., As UF becomes more elitist, it should make a point of including poverty in its definition of diversity, said Terry Mills, the associate dean for minority affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Diversity is usually equated with race or ethnicity, but UF shouldn't forget about those who are simply poor, Mills said. UF's tuition is a bargain. But it's rising, and up-front costs such as application fees, housing deposits and Preview costs can keep poor students from choosing UT, Mills said. "This is truly a barrier for many students," he said. Though socio-economic status should be included as an element of diversity, UF's limited resources won't allow it to serve everyone. "We're bulging at the seams already," Mills said. The Canterbury Kids The Florida Players rehearse on the Reitz Union North Lawn for a performance of "The Knight's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer. Aid may increase By STEPHANIE GARRY Alligator Staff Writer smgarry@alligator.org UF officials are looking to guarantee low-income students a debt-free college education in a proposal they hope to announce this Summer. As tuition increases, UF President Bernie Machen is concerned that some qualified students might not be able to afford a UF education. So he's meeting with Student Financial Affairs to see how much it would cost the university to pick up the tuition tab for students below a certain income. "Our hope would be to wipe out the loan part," Machen said. It's what Harvard, the University of Michigan and other prestigious schools do to provide access to higher education. Manny Fernandez, chairman of the university's highest governing body, the Board of Trustees, has been helping with the proposal. He said the guarantee would be a moral move that improves UF's UF diversity and Administration competitive"This is the right thing to do," Fernandez said. "I meet with a lot of kids who are accepted here but cannot come." The issue is how much UF can afford to put into the program, which will determine the income level that will qualify students. Harvard's cutoff is $60,000, Machen said, but UF would probably aim closer to the national poverty line. The university realizes what a commitment such a program would be, Fernandez said. The school would have to honor it consistently for the message to be taken seriously. "When you commit to something like this, you have let the genie out of the bottle forever," Fernandez said. The average loan for undergraduate students is $4,138, and nearly 40 percent of last year's freshman class applied for need-based aid, Student Financial Affairs Director Karen Fooks said. Minority students made up about 50 percent of students applying for needbased aid, Machen said. Financial aid is a crucial part of low-income students' decision to go to college or which college to attend, Fooks said. "Our aid packages would help to recruit students from a diverse background because we're focusing on a population that's needier than most," she said. Low-income students are less familiar with financial aid and more likely to fear debt and overestimate the cost of college, Fooks said. Pitching a nodebt college education at middle and high schools might show low-income students that a college education is possible for them and encourage academic preparedness, she said. "I think that's a very powerful message," Fooks said. "That would certainly be very attractive to a number of students when they're trying to decide whether to go to a local community college or even another state university." Smart students often realize too late they can afford college, and by that time, their academic record doesn't put them in a position to go to college, Fooks said.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 23 Murder conviction hardly soothes a family's loss By MEGAN V. WINSLOW Alligator Writer mwinslow@aIIigator.org Surrounded by a bevy of ceramic angels, Barbara Harris-Mitchell sat in her living room withher shoes off and slowly sifted through a homemade scrapbook last week. One of the last pictures in the book is of her grandson, Tristan. He was four months old at the time, struggling in his mother's arms as he reaches for his father, whose body lies in an open casket. On Thursday, an Alachua County judge sentenced Willie James Hudson to 30 years in prison for the July 2, 2003, shooting deaths of Gainesville resident John Adkins, 28, and Kevin Harris, HarrisMitchell's eldest son. .Through three court trials -two of which ended without a verdict prosecutors maintained that Kevin Harris, 29, climbed into Hudson's car to buy cocaine from Adkins, the driver. Hudson, who was in the backseat, attempted to rob Harris of approximately $8,000 in drug money, but when his intended victim fought back, Hudson, 30, shot Harris to death. During the struggle, Adkins was killed when a stray bullet hit him in the back of the head. Although pleased that the trial has finally concluded, Harris-Mitchell said she and her family are still coping with their loss and memories of Kevin Harris' violent end. Eyvette Harris, 35, was five months pregnant when her daughter ran into their home screaming about her uncle's death. "I told her to shut up, don't say that," Eyvette Harris said. "But she said, "'Mama, it's for real,' and I could tell by the look in her eyes that she was serious." The girl, 9-year-old Rey'jjean Harris, had been playing along a neighborhood street when a silver Buick sped by and crashed into a nearby house. Inside the car, draped over the center console, was the body of her uncle. When Eyvette Harris arrived at the Northeast Fifth Avenue address, she could only watch as police examined Kevin Harris' body. "I could see my brother's leg hanging out, and I thought they weren't helping him," Eyvette Harris said. "I didn't know he was dead." Blocked by yellow crime scene tape and unable to reach her brother, Eyvette Harris struggled with police officers and started having contractions. Her baby, named for Kevin Harris, was bom two months later, eight weeks premature, and died from labor complications. A day after a jury found Hudson guilty, Eyvette Harris sat in her living room in an apartment located off Northeast Eighth Avenue. Her neighborhood, located in what is commonly known as the Gainesville "projects," is a close-knit community where old folks wave from front porches and children scramble to the street with money for the icecream truck. Wrapped in a bathrobe, Eyvette Harris was sleepy-eyed but eager to talk about her brother. "I was telling him that for every criminal job, there's a legal job to do it. I told him, 'If you really want to be a drug dealer, maybe we can get you into Santa Fe [Community College], and you could become a pharmacist,' and we'd laugh." Eyvette Harris Kevin Harris' sister During his life, Kevin Harris faced charges of grand-theft, battery and possession of cocaine, according to Alachua County records. However, Eyvette Harris 'said her brother's criminal history fails to depict his true character. Though she readily admitted Kevin Harris sold drugs for a living, she said he was a good person. "I was telling him that for every criminal job, there's a legal job to do it," she said, smiling. "I told him, 'If you really want to be a drug dealer, maybe we. can get you into Santa Fe [Community College], and you could become a pharmacist,' and we'd laugh." Eyvette Harris said her brother helped house friends when they were evicted and footed their electric bills and jail bonds when they were short on cash. He spoiled his nephews and nieces and the children of the neighborhood with pocket money and small gifts. "Henever had nothing to stay out of jail; he had no responsibilities as far as a house, paying bills -none of that stuff," Eyvette Harris said. "All he did was spend his drug money on other people." But Kevin Harris' carefree nature changed in March 2003 when his girlfriend, Kimbree Anderson, gave birth to the couple's only child, Tristan Anderson-Harris. It was Tristan's birth that convinced Kevin Harris to give up dealing drugs, Eyvette Harris said. At the time, however, he was facing drug-related criminal charges and a possible prison sentence. Believing he needed a private attorney to win his case, Kevin told his family he would complete one more drug deal so he could afford the lawyer before "retiring." "I kept saying, 'You ain't tired of going to jail? You're not good at what you're doing. Your job ain't working -you keep getting caught,"' Eyvette Harris said. "But he said, 'I got a son now." Harris-Mitchell still lives on the road where her son was killed. She remembers Kevin Harris as the joker' in the family, the one who could always make you laugh. He enjoyed fishing trips with his family and wore army fatigues almost every day of his adult life. "It wasn't like he was a gangster, walking up, and down the street -that's not how Kevin should be portrayed at all," Harris-Mitchell said. Kevin was a nice person. He'd give you the shirt off his back." Originally from.Philadelphia, Harris-Mitchell moved her three children to Florida in 1980, leaving behind memories of domestic abuse and her husband's violent death. "Alcohol used to tell my daddy my mama was cheating," Eyvette Harris said. Wielding mops and brooms, she and her brothers would hit their father to keep him from hurting Harris-Mitchell when they were children. At one point, when her father was beating her mother into, a comer, Eyvette Harris managed to drag a shotgun out from a bedroom, and as Kevin Harris propped up the gun's barrel, Eyvette Harris took a shot at her father. She was nine. Megan V. Winslow / Alligator Staff Standing near the site where he was killed, Kevin Miller's mother, Barbara Harris-Mitchell, and niece hold photos honoring his life. Beal Butler managed to escape death that night, but six years later, Kevin Harris' half-brother, Calvin, stabbed Butler to death, also while defending his mother. Because Butler died when Kevin Harris was a child, he didn't have much of a father growing up. As a result, he was determined to be there for Tristan and promised to stop dealing drugs, Eyvette Harris said. "It meant something when he had a son, to be a father -it changed his life," she said. "It was the first positive moment in which I saw my brother was really trying to change .He didn't have to die. Willie did not have to play God." As strains from an ice cre m truck melody seeped into the room, Eyvette Harris sat on the edge of her fuchsia sofa, leafing through a copy of the program she put together for her brother's funeral. On the back of each pamphlet is a picture of Kevin Harris at the beach, fishing. Linda Jo Jackson's poem "I am Free" is printed on the ocean waves. "He was easy-going, he was gentle, he never said goodbye -he'd always say 'I'll holla' at 'ya later,"' Eyvette Harris said, smiling. "He'd always say, 'Goodbye is permanent -I ain't going nowhere.'" UF resource center open to all students with disabilities E THERE MAY BE AT LEAST 1,000 STUDENTS Rick Nelson, the program assistant for the Disability She said she could have graduated with her bachelor WHO ARE NOT RECEIVING SPECIAL-NEEDS AID. Resources Center at UF, said Nelms is a perfect candidate for degree in political science in December, but because she V help from the university. in the hospital during an exam last Spring, she failed the cl She got out of the hospital the day before school started this She could not register for her Fall classes on time. By CRYSTAL HENRY semester, and she has missed so many Spanish classes that she Nelson said he could have helped Nelms if she had co Alligator Contributing Writer will automatically lose 10 percent of her participation grade. to him earlier in her academic career and would try to h "I really want to go to class, but some days it's her if she would come to the center. When Brooke Nelms sits down for dinner, she has to make Student impossible," she said. "I'd have to get up and go He said the program helps students with all-disabilitie* sure she has the next three to four hours free. Life to the bathroom so much I wouldn't be in there If a blind person needs to take a multiple-choice test, Nelms, a graduating senior at UF, was diagnosed two long enough to leam anything anyway." program will provide someone to read the test aloud, weeks ago with an inflammatory bowel disease known as Nelson said he wishes students like Nelms would come to said. Crohn's disease, which she said causes her to have to use the the center early in their academic career because although 1,400 If a student in a wheelchair has a class in a building restroom eight or nine times after she eats anything. students are registered for help, he believes there are at least campus without wheelchair access, they will move the cl "I can't eat dairy, raw vegetables, tomato paste, large 2,500 to 3,000 students who need help and are not registered. to a building that has it, he said. amounts of protein, highly refined carbs, caffeine, sugar or al"I think the problem is that these students don't know about Nelson said in cases likeNelms', the program inform cohol," Nelms said. "So basically, no eating or drinking at all." us," he said. "And then there are some brave students who just student's teachers that he or she needs to be excused fr Nelms said she is living on a diet of Sunny Delight because don't want to ask for help and try to go it alone." classes or tests. Nelson said the excuse is not meant to b tests run last week involved drinking three Dixie cups of barium, Nelms said she was not aware there was anyone on campus crutch but is meant to relieve the student's stress. so doctors could, see if she had a blockage in her intestines. who could help her. "We're just waiting to help our students," Nelson said. r's as ss. me elp the he on ass s a om e a

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Classif i eds TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org/class Z_77"RM~i~7Y vT~S IViF ~ For Rent inFiPt" For et L For et For hentfo |ent For Rentj Forn t uRsed ntse ufurise urnins d )p. nurnjshed ONE INA MILLION Roommate matching 3/3 from only $429 FREE Cable w/ HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm Gated*24hr gym* tan FREE*Close to UF Leasing for NOW & FALL*377-2777 4-20-71-1 Super Clean Studio Walk to ShandsLong & short term lease Now as low as $355 monthly inc all utilities ph 336-9836 4-20-71-1 HAVE IT ALL AT THE LANDINGS!! Furnished 3 and 4 bdrm apartment homes All utilities, internet, 24 hr gym, FREE Tanning. Roommate Matching Available Starting at $455/bdrm. 336-3838 ASK ABOUT SUMMER SPECIALS 4-20-23-1 *** SORORITY ROW AREA *** Experience the luxury at Windsor Hall. Located 2 blocks to UF. Beautiful single & double suites available. Starting at $400/mo includes everything -gym, pool, DSL, electric, etc. 337-9255 or www.windsorhall.com 4-20-71-1 1BR & 2BR Huge floor plan. Private patio, park at your door. Oasis 377-3149 Furn Avail 3436 SW 42nd Ave & 34th St. $500 & $600/ mo 4-20-71-1 *Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4* with: internet & cable & elec & water walkin closets, full bath, wash/dry pool view, gym, FULL furnish Oll for more info 352-258-3542 4-20-60-1 Just Bring Your Clothes! Furnished 2 & 3 bedrooms from $875 Luxury living with all the perks! Includes cable, utility packages avail All we need is you! 372-8100 4-20-60-1 **COUNTRYSIDE** 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA $425 until, cable, alarm, dsl incl. W/D. On bus rts 9 & 35. Individual leases. Call 407-620-1555 4-12-25-1 HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR Spiral Staircase Skylight Pool 2 Tennis Cts Indvi lease & Utility Pack Now and Fall *377-7401 4-20-31-1 RELET @ LEXINGTON CROSSING 3/3 1BR/1BA avail at $475/mo, i-net, W/D, pool, cable TV, gym & tanning bed. Contact 352271-2067 or 407-353-8011 Avail from 5/1/05 4-8-13.1 KENSINGTON SOUTH sublease summer and/or fall. Large 2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse near campus. Walk-in closet, W/D, Lots of parking, internet included. Pool & gym. Call 305-401-9215. 4-6-11-1 1.3 Miles from UF! Seeking roommates 3/2 Available: Recently renovated. Furnishing is optional, wood floors, central AC, washer/ dryer. From $435 305-479-5075 4-11-10-1 1 RM at Pebble Creek Apts. W/D, i-net, pool. Very quiet, literally on campus. $330/mo, $100 sec dep. Avail May 1st. Call 850-4434349 4-8-5-1 Clean, quiet,, new houseing w/fenced yard. 1 BR in 3BR/2BA, park in fron of house. Furn, great spacing, close to campus. Long term lease, $380/mo. Call 386-795-5888 4-8-5-1 Fo r ROMnt ) unur p ed ) 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 QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1 BR apt. $325/mo. OlBR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 4-20-71-2 AVAILABLE NOW Walk to UF, Studios and 1 BR's From $555. Free parking Open Weekends 371-7777 www.collegeparkuf.com 4-20-71-2 LYONS SPECIAL $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-20-71-2 Need a Rental Home or Condo? Need A Tenant? CALL THE BEST! Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS' www.watsonrent.com Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440 Full Service Sales 352-377-8899 gvillepm@watsonrealtycorp.com 4-20-71-2 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 4-20-71-2 QUALITY YOU CAN AFFORD! 0 Avail NOW or AUGUST! @ 1 BR $530/2BR $580/3BR $735 HUGE floor plans! 2 Pools! Pets Welcome! 335-7275 4-20-71-2 *LUXURY 3/3 DOWNTOWN* Hurry while they last Only 8 left! W/D, pets OK 338-0002 4-20-71-2 OSUN BAY APTSO OSome furnished avail@ G*Walk or Bike to Campus @0 1-1 $460/moOS2-1 $520/mo www.sunisland.info @00376-6720 4-20-71-2 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 ** A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD!** O Move in TODAY or AUGUST! 0 1 BR $460 2BR $530 Walk to UF Pets welcome Beautiful pools/courtyards! Open Weekends! 372-7555 4-20-71-2 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 4-20-71-2 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 lv message 4-20-71-2 Amazing Apts! Perfect Price! 1',2,3&4BRs! Any size pet ok! FREE UF Parking & bus rt to UFI tennis, b-ball, pool, mntrd alarms pinetreegardens.com 376-4002 4-20-71-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $495up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-20-71-2 Now & Fall -1 Big enough for 2! 750 Sq Ft, Patio, We love pets! Alarm*Pool*UF Parking*DI*Gym Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401 4-20-71-2 SEEING IS BELIEVING!!! 1 BR/l BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH FREE cable w/HBO & SHOWTIME*Alarm Gated*24hr gym*Tan FREE*Close to UF Leasing for NOW and FALL*377-2777 4-20-71-2 **HUGE Luxury w/Garage** 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA TH from $420 per person FREE Alarn *WD*GATED ENTRY FREE Tanning*24hr Gym*Camp lab Filling Fast for Fall**372-0400 4-20-71-2 ***Beautiful and New*** 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY FREE High-Speed Internet FREE Monitored Alarm FREE Cable mIHEO/Showtime FREE Tanning & 24 hr Gym W/D plus TVs in every kitchen Now & Fall 374-FUNN (3866 4-20-71-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 4-20-71-2 SUN ISLAND 1.1 from $460.00 2.1 $520.00 $99 deposit for Grad students 999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720 www.sunisland.info 4-20-71-2 Too Good to Be Truel HUGE 2/2 for only $425/person! Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE Minutes from Campus! 372-8100 4-20-71-2 HOUSES and CONDOS All locations and price ranges If you are tired of apt life Go to www.maximumre.com or call 374 6905. 8-24-170-2 Save $$$ and love where you live!!! Spacious 1/1, 2/1 or 3/2. Avail Now or Fall Alarms, pets welcome, free UF parking Call 373-1111 or visit www.spanishtrace.org 4-20-71-2 HOUSES AT UF 2 and 3BR from $719 Carport, wood floors, pets ok Open Weekends Call for appointment 371-7777 4-20-71-2 Historic Neighborhood WALK TO UF land 2 BRs frm $560 Pets ok, wood floor option OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777 4-20-71-2 Rooftop Luxury Overlooking UF Private 3/2 with HUGE deck W/D*Free Parking*Elevator Access One of a kind luxury! 372-7111 4-20-71-2 Summer rates plus July FREE on a 15 month lease Sun Island Properties 376-6720 www.sunisland.info 4-20-71-2 Want a bigger 2 or 4 BR TH this fall? TH, W/D & DW. We love ALL pets! Pool*Park @ UF *Free Gym*Alarm Call by 4 Specials! 332-7401 4-20-71-2 *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 4-20-71-2 How To Place A Classified Ad: In Person: Cash, Check, MC, or Visa The Alligator Office 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am -4pm UF Bookstore at Reitz Union M -F, 8am -6pm, Sat. 1Oam~ -5pm By Mail: Use forms appearing weekly in The A//igator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, Visa or checks only. By Phone: (352) 373-FIND Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY. M -F, 8am -4pm By Fax: (352) 376-4556 When Will Your Ad Run? Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS after they are placed. Ads placed at the UF Bookstore may take THREE days to appear. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M -F, 8am -4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. 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All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. -All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina,nn in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. -This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that is know as "personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information. -Although this newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 25 FrRnRetFr wetRent Fr o finishedd, irnished u n ished)h S; shefur Tired of roommates?l Huge 1/1 dishwasher, patio/balcony Tennis, bball, monitored alarm Move-in specials, leasing now & fall Open weekends, call 376-4002 4-20-71-2 We are what you're looking forl 2BR/1.SEA TH with WIG for $639! Alarms, Free UP parking, pets OK Now leasing for Fall 373-1111 4-20-71-2 1st MONTH FREE Pine Rush Apartments 1&2 BR apt homes starting. @ $429/mo 375-1519 4-20-71-2 Tremendous two bed two bath FREE UF parking & bus rt to UF tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm affordable, spacious, pets okl pinetreegardens.com 376-4002 4-20-71-2 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. 332-7700. 4-20-71-2 1BR & 2BR/1BA with WID, central heat/air, dishwasher,ceramic tile, private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From $505 377-1633 4-20-71-2 ***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 4-20-71-2 Free Extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcomel 1000 sq ft Split Floor Plan, W/D Hook-ups & DW, 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call Now 372-9913 4-20-71-2 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. 4-20-71-2 HOUSES 2 mi to UF Now & fall 331-0095 630 NW 35th St. Ig 3/2, fam rm $1200/mo; 816 NW 37th Dr 3/2, fam rm gar $1300/mo; 1802 NW 38th Terr 3/2 $875/mo; 642 NW 35th St. 3/2 $1100/mo 4-20-71-2 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 Your Perfect Apt Next to UF! 20 steps to class! Studios, 1, 2 & 3BR Avail Aug. Specials from $489/mo. Lofts wood firs & more. Some pet friendly! 376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com 4-20-71-2 Apartments Available Now All Florida Areas; All Major US Cities Browse our listing FREE WWWSUBLETCOM 1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-2 Have Roommates? 3BR/2BA House $950 Only You? 1 BR/i BA 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 3734423 or online at www.maximumre.com 8-15-95-2 PET'S PARADISE, no app/pet fee. 2IR townhomes, duplexes. Privacy fence, modern appliances, ceiling fans, SW. Private owner, please leave detailed message. $450-525/mo 331-2099 4-7-60-2 Stupendous Studios Steps to UF From $499 -$559 Laundry, pool, pets ok! Open till 8pm and weekends Leasing for Fall 371-7777 4-20-69-2 115 STEPS FROM CAMPUSIII Luxury -Opposite Library West! Beautiful 2BR/2BA.all amenities LOOKING GLASS APTS Call 376-1111 or Come by 111 NW 16th St. #1 4-20-69-2 DOWNTOWN LOCATION! 3BR/2BA Wood floors, fireplace, living & dining rooms, Den, $625/rent, 223 SW 4th Avenue Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-55-2 CHEAP RENTI 2BR/1.5BA W/d hookups, CH/AC, dishwasher, $475/mo 5320 NW 20th Court Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlngtonRealEstate.com 4-8-59-2 ** 1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL** NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint 2BRover 1100 sq ft 0 $650/ mo 1 BR-over 800 sq ft 00 $550/mo Close to UF, beautiful, quiet High-speed wireless internet $300 off deposit 0 376-2507 4-20-63-2 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 Beautiful/quiet 0 376-2507 4-20-63-2 Threesomes Welcomel 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 4-20-60-2 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 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 4-8-50-2 *NOW PRE-LEASING* IBR $699 -2BR $839 -3BR $999 $150 dep. Full size WD, Direct Campus Access, Pool, Fitness Center! Open M-F 8:30 -5:30, Sat 11-4 Pebble Creek Apts 376-9607 ,4-20-59-2 BIKE TO SHANDS & VET SCHOOL! *Spacious studio, washer/dryer, Fenced yard, lawn svc, $450/rent 3BR 2BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer, fenced yard, lawn svc, $1000/rent 4BR 3BA, terrazzo floors, washer/dryer, fenced yard, $1400/rent 3811 SW 20th Street Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TuringtonRealEstate.com 4-8-45-2 AVAIL. AUG 1: 4bed/2bath house. Ceramic tile floors, extra game room, fenced yard, pet ok, wash/dry provided. 1330 NW 39th St. 339-2342 for directions $1250/mo 412-45-2 Rent With Us Today, Buy With Us Tomorrow! Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals www.BosshardtPM.com Ask About Our Lucrative Tenant Rewards Program! 2BR/1 BA Downtown $515/mo 3BR/3BA Townhouse $800/mo 3BR/2BA near SFCC $925/mo Over 30+ Private Homes Availablel Call Today: 371-2118 4-20-50-2 *3 BLOCKS TO UF* 2BR/1 BA Duplex. Hardwood floors, W/D,$535/mo 375-8256 4-20-47-2 GAINESVILLE'S FINEST LIVING Luxury 3/3 & 4/4's from only $370/bdrm includes extended cable, water/sewer, 24 hr gym, Free Tanning SPRING & SUMMER SPECIALS Call the Landings at 336-3838 4-20-44-2 NEWLY RENOVATED Affordable, Quiet living HUGE 1& 2BR Pool Skylights 1.5 miles to UF Furn Avail 377-7401 4-20-44-2 Very clean condo 2BR/2.5BA, 5 min to UF, 10 min to Shands, cent AC, DW, W/D, cable, internet, pool, $800/mo Separate leases ok. 352-472-9778, 305-299-3485, sbayer@bellsouth.net 4-6-30-2 Living it up! Luxury style/I 1 & 2 BR, Private patios, walking distance to UF, next to Sorority Row, Alarm, pets OK, W/D, HUGE bdrs & walkin closets. "Walk to UF" Call 372-7111 4-20-35-2 DEAL OF A LIFETIME//I 3BR/3BA ONLY $365/PERSON FREE cable w/HBO/SHOWTIME, Alarm Gated* 24 hr gym*. FREE Tanning* Close to UF Leasing for NOW and FALL 377-2777 4-20-35-2 *Sorority Row Area* 1940's vintage stone 2BR/1 BA apt. Beautiful hardwood floors. $675/mo 375-8256 4-2031-2 *8 Blocks to UF* Huge 2BR/1BA apt. Best deal in town. Starting at $550.mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2 *Sorority Row Area* Cute 2BR/1BA brick duplex behind Norman Hall. $650/mo 375-8256 4-20-30-2 Work for rent. 2BR + study. Trailor home. New W/D, screened in porch, fenced yard. On 10 acre Whipporwhill Horse Farm, 10 min W of UF. Call 352-376-8792 4-5-20-2 ABRACADABRA 3BR/2BA house. 2 car garage & apple tree. 1500 sq ft, cathedral ceiling, open floor plan. $1045/mo. 352-332-0602 or 318-3721 45-20-2 HISTORIC HOUSES DOWNTOWN 1BRs & 2.5BRs. $275-700/mo Progressive thinkers preferred. View at: www.pleasantstreet.net 4-20-31-2 ENORMOUS 3BR Avail for Current and Fall Pool Tennis Cts 1.5 Mi 2 UF Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail Great Specials 377-7401 4-20-31-2 Available Now Blocks from UFDuplex, 2BR/1BA, fenced yard, $675/mo HOUSE 3BR/2BA, W/D, $1175/mo (Pets ok) Call Carol @ 377-3852 4-20-31-2 *FALL* Blks from UF 0 Houses 0 Duplexes 0 Apts (Managed by owner) See www.Dalyproperties.com for listings or call Carol at 377-3852. 4-20-31-2 AVAILABLE NOW! NEW 3BR/2BA house 2 car garage in brand new subdivision close to UF & SFCC. All appliances $1300/mo negotiable based on length of lease. Call 215-9987 4-20-30-2 3BR/1.5BA HOUSE Lg screen back pch, Ig back yard, close to downtown, WID, $900/ mo. Avail May 1IstL Call (office) 377-1071 or (cell) 262-7174 ask for Brian 4-20-30-2 Avail now 3BR/2BA HOUSE. 2120 NW 55th Terrace. Tile firs, Berber carpet, all appliances incl. Privacy fenced-in yard. $1050/mo. Call 215-9987 4-20-30-? TOP QUALITY -GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to campus on north & east sides. Year leases avail. Begin summer or fall. No pets. K&M Properties 372-1509 4-20-30-2 2BR/1BA apt mins from campus, Shands. 35% off for summer only lease. Spacious, repainted, new carpets & new appliances. Beautiful backyard. $950/mo. Call Anthony 337-1330 4-11-22-2 Space & Value! 3 and 4 bedrooms Tennis, b-ball, monitored alarm Pets welcome, free uf parking Ceramic tile, dishwasher, pool Open wknds, Call 376-4002 4-20-29-2 Avail May: Several units w/in .5 mi of UF campus or closer. Eff $300-310, 1BR/1BA $395-$415, 2BR/2.5BA $725, 2BR/1BA $700. Sec dep, NS, no pets. Contact sor20@yahoo.com or v mssg 352-870-7256 4-20-28-2 WE HAVE UPN Sun Bay Apts 376-6720 4-20-28-2 Be near everything at The Oakst Start at $525 for 1 bdrm, $675 for 2 bdrm, & $825 for 3 bdrm Remodels Available! Call for move in specials today at 331-88361 4-12-20-2 Hampton Oaks brand new lux; apts. behind Oaks Mall. 2 bdrms start at $850/mo & 3bdrm at $1200/mo w/move-in special of up to 2 mo FREE rent! Call 333-8643 today! 4-12-20-2 Luxurious VictoriaStation Twnhse. Walk to Butler. 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, alarm, pool, free ethernet. Bus rt in front every 15 mon. $850/ mo NEGOTIABLE. Avail Aug 2005. Cell 2224235 4-20-25-2 Downtown garage/studio apt on bus rtes, biking to campus walk to downtown off street parking include H20. $330/mth 1st, last, dep. Call 373-6551 leave message 4-6-11-2 University Terrace West 4/4 Individual Leases New Carpet & Paint Furnished Living Area W/D, Pool $395/mo Uniton Properties 373-7578 4-20-24-2 University Terrace Gainesville 4/4 Individual Leases Completely Refurbished Furnished Living Area W/D, Pool $405/mo Union Properties 373-7578 4-20-24-2 Walking Distange to UF 1433 NW 3rd Avenue 2BR 1.5BA W/D h/up 3 units available in quad $775/mo Union Properties 373-7578 4-20-24-2 Victoria Station Off SW 35th Place Like New Townhouse 2BR 2.5BA W/D, Pool $8.25-850/mo Union Properties 373-7578 4-20-24-2 Vacation with US! Resort style living. RTS BUS service @ your door! 2/2 or 4/4 ALL inclusive, hi-speed int. HBOs, UTILITIES FREE maid serve. Gated! Going fast. Call now 271-3131 420-23-2 2BR IBA Apts $515-525/mo 5 Blks to UFI 840 Sq Ft 829 SW 5th Avenue, St. CruixApta Central H & Air, incIduwtr, sng, put ctrl, garbage. Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-14-2 ** 2BR 2.5 BA ** Brighton Park Condo Beautiful end unit townhome, W/D, DW, alarm, pool, -1200.sq ft Many extras. Bus rt SW 34 St No smoking unit. Avail Aug $825 214-3820 4-20-20-2 ISABELLA PARK 1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhome. W/D, DW, eat-in kitchen, SW Archer & 34th St. area. 336-7097. Grad/prof preferred. Lease option. Furnish option. 4-20-20-2 *WALK TO UF* Historic home in great neighborhood. 3BR/ 2BA, hd wd floors, tile, W/D, deck. Cute, clean, no dogs. 1112 NW 4th Ave 871-8280. $1250/mo 4-8-11-2 **HISTORIC VICTORIAN APT** 10 blocks to UF. Quaint 1BR/1BA apt. w/ wd firs, fans, hi ceiling, Pets Ok. Avail Aug 1st $450/mo 225 SW 3rd Ave. Call 376-2184 4-7-10-2 INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE NOWAND FALL SEASON Convenient UF access $325 to $575 Action Real Estate Services 352-331-1233 4-20-18-2 ROCKWOOD VILLAS avail Aug 1, 2005. 3BR/3BA townhouse. Incl W/D, great bus rt to UF. $1100/mo. Call Donna 352-339-3250 4-20-19-2 Apartments & Houses Studio to 5BR+ Most within 2 miles of campus' Campus Realty 692-3800 propertymanager@campusrealty.org 5-31-25-2 Brandywine large 2BR/2BA partially furn, sec sys, NS, No pets $650/mo Lease required 386-330-5274, 352-373-3418 4-8-10-2 AUGUST RENT FREE Bring your deposit by April 16 Large 2BR, Close to UF & SFCC Short term leases Avail. Open Sat. Ventura Apartments 1902 SW42nd Way 352-376-5065 4-11-10-2 Fall rentals, walk to campus, 2BR/2BA $500, sign lease now, move in Aug. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 ex 355 4-11-10-2 Classifieds. Continued on next page. MOST WANTED _N '-I Robert Edward -Deg raff White Male (DOB 03/30173); 6'00', 175 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for. 2 Counts of Burglary of ar Dwelling. ALACHUA COUNTY CRIE Call (352) 372-STOP

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26, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 Rent ForRent e subleases Sb Ueas Unfurnished unfurnished a LIVE STUDY PLAY Luxury 3BR/3BA Townhomes Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym, Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms The Laurels, 335-4455 4-20-16-2 LARGE 1BR APT Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, new appliances & upgrades. Beautiful wooded lot. Close to shopping & UF. Water, sewer included. $395/mo. Call 352-373-5295 4-8-7-2 DUCKPOND AREA HOUSE Avail Aug lst. Largo ,4BR/2.5BA, W/D, hardwood floors, fireplace, glassed in porch, util bldg, etc. Bike to campus. $1400/mo, $350/per person. 1st, last, dep. 352-466-0165 4-13-10-2 Three 4BR HOUSES & 1&2BR APTS. Spacious, efficient homes biking distance to campus. Remodeled, Ig fenced yards. Lots of extras. Available now & fall. Call for details. $475-1225/mo. 352-372-4768 6-30-29-2 3BR/1BA avail April lst. Convenient to UF, SFCC. Nice yard, wood floors, W/D hookup. Short or long lease. 2053 NW 35th Ave. $725/mo Call 318-8822 4-5-4-2 G Oakbrook near Arby's on SW 16th Ave. 2Br/1 BA spacious porch/living room. $900$. Biven's Arm on 13th 1BR/1BA $600$ Call 386-365-7105 or 365-7822 email: unstuble-ping@hotmail.com 4-13-10-2 1BR 1BA 1Blk to UF! 1218 SW 3rd Avenue Wood Floors, Window A/C, $400/mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2 2BR 1 BAApts 1 Block to UF New Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht 1210 SW 3rd Avenue $540/mo Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-7-5-2 3BR 1 BA Home with wood floors Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups 1100 sq.ft. $725/mo, Off NE 16th Ave. 1050 NE 13th Place. Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2 1BR 1BAApts 1 Blk to UFI $460/mo 1236 SW 4th Ave. Grad l Apts Cental H & Air, Carpet, IncIds Waer, swg, pest control & garbage Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2 1 Room Studio, with full kitchen. $450/mo Across from Stadium. Newly Remodeled. Tile Floors, Screened Porch, Great Location. Avail in May. 1806 1/2 NW 2nd Ave. Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 4-7-5-2 2BR 1BA Apt, 1 Block to UF, Central H &Air, Tile Floors 1236 SW lest Ave. $585/mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 4-7-5-2 HOUSES 0 359-2000 2BR 1BA $595 1953 NW 31st Pl. 2BR 1 BA $595 431 SE 7th St. 4-20-14-2 Available Summer & Fall Studios & 1BRs $350 to $750 2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850 Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc. 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 8-23-41-2 Absolutely perfect 3BR/2BA in Millhopper. Convenient to UF & shopping. Huge yard, remodeled interior, wd firs. Truly great house! W/D hkups: No dogs. Prof or grads pref. 2006 NW 36th Terr. $999/mo 215-7199 4-20-14-2 Adoritle 2BR/1.5BA cottage on bus line. W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW 6th St. $640/ mo. 215-7199 4-20-14-2 DUCKPOND Historic house, hd wd firs, Ig front porch lots of charm. Studio & 1 BR avail. 306 NE 6th St. $400-500/mo. Call 379-4952 4-20-14-2 LIVE IN THE DUCKPOND! Avail May 1 or 2 BRs in 3BR/1 BA house. Quiet-ptreet. MUST LOVE DOGS. Lease length neg. Can furn. Call Annie 352-2841686 4-8-6-2 Huge 1BR/1BA apt. Great dog home. Huge shared courtyard. Has everything, huge walk-in closet. Screened porch, good security. Avail 5/1. Rent neg. 386-212-5502 4-7-5-2 TAYLOR SQUARE Apts and townhouses 621 SW 10th St. Gainesville Walk to UF Behind Norman Hall Brand new leasing for fall Contact 352-332-2097 4-8-5-2 2BR/2.5BA, 2-story townhouse in Haystacks. Quiet area. W/D incl. Pets welcome. Available now. $700/mo Call 727-647-7908 4-8-5-2 1BR/1BR at Pine Rucsh. Pool. Laundry Room. Quiet area. $429/mo with 1st month FREE. No security deposit. Call 692-4352 4-8-5-2 3/2 HOUSE, 1550 sq ft, large corner lot, den w/fireplace, W/D hkup inside, oversized 19car garage/workshop. $895/mo 906 NE 19th Place. Call 252-372-4311 http: //74674.rentclicks.com 4-8-5-2 Spacious lBR/1BA house w/large garage space in Duckpond. Newly renovated, brand new energy efficient appliances inhl W/, tunkleus water heater, cent AC/H, shed, wd firs, new paint. Call for appt. 352-336-2189 4-8-5-2 HOUSE 2BR/1BA $695/mo. W/D, cent H/ AC, 2.5 mi. North of UF. Call 352-214-1722 4-20-13-2 2 BEDROOM -MOVE IN TODAY' Only $530 -540 monthly Great Pools Pets Welcomel Walk to UF & Shands! 372-7555 Open wkends! 4-20-12-2 ***BRAND NEW*** 2BR/2.5BA luxury townhouse, 1200 sq ft, big bedrms, huge living rm & kitchen. Everything is newt 5 min to UF. Avail Aug $975 352-4475795, cell 422-2967 4-20-13-2 3BR/2BA house close to UF campus. Avail Aug 1st, tile floors, new kitchen, large fenced yard, cent AC, $1125/mo. Drive by 3423 NW lst Ct. Call Marty 514-2855 4-20-13-2 FALL & SUMMER ARE HERE! Contact us for a complete listing wwTu ri ngtonR Estate com Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 4-8-5-2 DUCKPOND historic home, 3 big BR, 3BA, wood floors, W/D, greenhouse, 2,500 sq ft, $1350 + util, 15 min bike ride to UF, 820 NE 5th Ave. 335-8874 4-8-4-2 0 SPYGLASS 0 Ask About Our Move-In Specials & Giveaways Individual Leases: Furniture Packages, Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet; Every Unit is an End Unit Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 701 SW 62nd Blvd 373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-20-12-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS Ask About Our Move In Specials & Giveaways Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer; Workout Rm,,Tennis Court; Swimming Pool; Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd 371-8009 www.lakewoodvilllas.com 4-20-12-2 1BR/1BA Loft $513/mo. Bridgelight complex avail May 1, No deposit, just move in. Option to stay after August, sign new lease at same rate. 813-679-0053 4-14-8-2 CONVENIENT NW 3BR HOME Close to everything. Updated w/new appliances. 1400 sq ft, W/D hk-ups. Quiet. $850/mo. Available now. 820 NW 29th Pl. Call 2149270 4-20-12-2 *1 BLOCK TO UF* Avail July orAug 1st. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, W/D, DW, monitored sec sys. Pets ok. $925/ mo. Call Todd 472-1286 4-11-5-2 Apartments Sublets & Roommates All areas. Stu, 1 & 2 Bdrm; $400-1500 Short-Long & Furn-Unfurn 1-(877) FOR-RENT (367-7368) WWW.SUBLET.COM 4-20-71-3 WALK TO CLASS! $250/mo Now til Aug. Courtyards 352-328-6967 all included! 2-27-3-3 LOOKING FOR A BARGAIN? Bid on a sublease. call 866-837-1309 or visit www.SUbleaSeaUction.com 5-19-43-3 EMERGENCY SUMMER SUBLEASE 2BR/2.5BA townhouse 2 blocks to UF. May Aug $900/mo OBO 352-266-8475 4-20-13-3 LUXURY APARTMENT! 5 min walk to UF/sorority row, bus, F roommate. Avail May-July. ALL utils incl. Furn, ethernet, gym, pool. $400/mo 786-246-3049 4-7-20-3 1BR/IBA w/V/D hkups, avail 4/29/2005 $525/mo, located in quiet condominium community of Rustic Springs. 1923 NW 23rd Blvd, Apt #122. Josh 317-8776 4-13-20-3 4BR/2BA Avail 5/1 -8/1. 1, 2, 3 or 4 BR @ $415/ea Unfurn. 1 block from Criser. Please call Ashley 772-201-6158 4-7-15-3 Campus Club summer sublease: 1 F in 3BR. $375/mo includes all utilities, cable, ethernet, maid service, lst stop on bus 12. Option to renew. Call 954-559-8470 ASAP 4-13-19-3 Now/Summer sublease 1/1 in 4/4 utilities + wash/dry + ethernet + cable + full furnish + pool view = DARN GREAT DEAL ONLY $375/month 352-258-3542 4-20-24-3 SOOWALK TO CLASSOO@ 1/1 in 2/1 house behind Norman Hall. Great location and very cheap. Avail April 25. Call 262-7200 4-8-15-3 Room for summer sublease A, B or C in a beautiful new house. Room is spacious. Huge backyard w/pool. Pets welcome. Rent $450!! MUST see!! Everything included. 786.367-7749 4-20-22-3 2BR sublet avail anytime in April @ The Exchange.Call Hillary @ 407-928-1315 **Call for move-in inCentiVes!** 4-12-15-3 Posh downtown apt in heart of nightlife. 1BR/1BA, W/D, walk-in closet, loft, May FREE + KEEP sec dep. You take June & July for $400/mo HURRY before its too late! 305778-4856 4-5-10-3 1BR/i BA in 2BR/2BA apt avail May 1st -Aug 10th at Melrose Apts W/D, utils, ethernet + cable incl in rent. Fully furn. Call Korinne at 305-905-0712 4-12-15-3 1BR/1BA LOFT TOWNHOUSE May lst thru July 31st. $550/mo. Pool, alarm, pets ok. Near UF, VA & Shands. 3 bus rts. Call 352-262-8558 4-5-10-3 Royal Village 1-4 BR uvaiAll summer Walk to campus, great pol New furniture & carpet, $400/mo includes all, Call 407-310-3957 4-6-11-3 Campus Lodge apts. POOLSIDE 1/1 in 2/2 other room vacant. May-Aug. w/option to renew. $450/mo furnished, all utils + internet, W/D, Call 352-871-3117 4-7-12-3 Campus Lodge Apts. May rent free. Everything included. $415/mo. From May through August. Call 561-906-5040 4-6-10-3 HUGE ROOM FOR SUBLEASE lBR in 4BR/2BA house in College Park. Huge walkin closet, wood floors, W/D, walk to campus, furn common areas. AvailMay-Aug $370/mo 739 NW 20th St. 352-219-4911 4-6-10-3 2 rooms available May 1-July 31 in 4/2 house close to law school. $350/mo (plus utils) OBO. Email ceresiqu@ufl.edu or call 850-510-4063 or 352-328-4633 4-7-10-3 Summer sublease 1 BR in 3BR house on NW 36th St. W/D, wood floors, w or w/out furn. Avail May 30th. $325/mo + utils. Call 352281-1337 4-7-10-3 1BR/1BA. RIGHT ACROSS FROM UF. Available May 1st w/option to renew. $445/ mo. Call 813-624-2946 4-6-9-3 **THE EXCHANGE** Rent May-Aug $469/mo price NEG. Pool view, utils incl, female, 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA. Call 352-262-7887 4-8-11-3 Summer sublease available -WINDSOR HALL 2 blocks from campus. 1 BR suite $600 utils incl. Laundry room, swimming pool, cabie, ethernet. Call 516-650-4037 5-24-24-3 Luxurious two-story poolside apt. 3BR/3BA, W/D, free tanning spa & gym, no parking decals $1,114/month plus utilities. Leave a message @ 262-8341 4-6-8-3 Summer sublease avail 5/6-7/31. 2BR/1 BA, $450/mo, furn/unfurn, free cable/hs internet' walk to UP, live alone or in/someone. Call Stephanie 804-512-3913 4-8-10-3 1 BR/i BA in 4BR/4BA $340/mo, pvt BA, W/D, furn, all utils incl, ethernet, cable, lease from May-Aug, lst mo 1/2 off. Great Deal! Call 305-469-3372 4-8-10-3 Walk 2 class. Summer Sub. Huge 1 BR/i BA, pool, W/D, walk-in closet, cable internet @ Museum Walk. $300 price neg. Call 941-2387118 4-8-10-3 $240/mo SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 UTIL 3BR/2BA Boardwalk Apt. Call PK 954-682-5979 or call 904-705-1689 4-8-9-3 Reduced $450 @ The Exchange Furnished 1 BR/I BA in 2/2 Kitchen, living room, porch, W/D, Now available. Female please. 772-473-0560. 4-5-5-3 COUNTRYSIDE APT 1 BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA apt, utils, cable, W/ D, dishwasher, FURNISHED. $400/mo OBO. Availabel 5/1 727-656-8207 4-19-15-3 Apt for summerA & B. Sublease 1 BR in 4BR/ 2BA furn University Glades apt. $350/mo all utils incY (originally $435) M/F for all female apt. Call 386-212-9042 4-5-5-3 CAMPUS LODGE Nicest apt @ UF. 2BR/ 2BA all utile, fully furs, May to Aug. Very clean. Outed community, screened patio. Quiet. Call 352-372-3788 4-5-5-3 COURTYARDS $300/MO Females only summer A, B, or C, 1 room furnished, right across from campus! Jamie 863-860-5314 4-5-5-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms avail May lst in a 4BR/2BA house. Rent $355/mo + 1/4 utils. W/D, cable modem internet, 2 blocks from campus. Call 352-213-3112 4-20-16-3 May thru Aug sublease at The Exchange. 2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA. 1BR $469/mo; other BR $489/mo. Everything incl. Rent w/a friend or 1 room by yourself. Call 352-514-1871 4-5-5-3 1BR/1BA, 2BR/2BA, or 3BR/3BA avail fully furn & all utils incl. $465/mo indiv leases. May thru Aug. Aug rent FREE. Price neg. Buses 9 & 34. Call 904-424-2834 4-5-5-3 Homestead Apt Sublease Now thru July 31st, renewal optional. 2 BR/2 BAW/D hook-up, pool, gym, bus stops, laundromat, pets ok $679.mo Please call 3782699 or 317-4507 4-5-5-3 CAMPUS LODGE 2-3 BRs, pvt bathrooms, vaulted ceiling. Fully furn. Everything Inc[. free maid service, hi speed internet $514/mo each. Call 352-514-7773 4-5-5-3 Campus Lodge 1 BR/i BA in 3 BR apt. All utils, internet, cable, W/D, furn. included. $390 OBO 352-870-9111 4-5-5-3 Summer sublease avail. 3 blocks to campus. Fabulous location! 1 BR in 2 BR/i BA. $260/ mo + 1/2 utils. Call 813-368-6801 or email tenessa@ufl.edu 4-12-10-3 $400/mo NEGOTIABLE. The Landings 11 FT x 14 FT bedroom. Everything included. Free tanning, sports courts, poolhouse, Summer. Furniture available. 954-290-8087 4-12-10-3 lBR avail in 2BR townhouse in Miil Run for summer. $299/mo + utils. W/D, fully furnished. Pets allowed. 262-2814 4-5-5-3 Summer Sublease @ OXFORD MANOR Furnished lBR/IBA in 3BR townhouse w/ pool, gym, tanning bed from May 1 -July 31. $470/mo all led. UP 10 mis bus. Contact Ass 305-968-9092 or at anamr@ufLedu.4-5-4-3 Big Beautiful Historic apt. 1 BR/i BA available now in SE historic district. Water and maintenance Inl. $460/mo OBO. Call 262-1484 for directions. 4-5-5-3 Lexington May thru Aug sublease 1 BR/BA in 4BR/BA. Includes until, furn, pool, appliances, bus rt. $900 whole summer. Call Jose 561317-5603, jramos@ufi.edu 4-13-10-3 THE EXCHANGE 1/1 in 2/2 May, June, July. $325/mo incl until, cable i-net, WID, male, furn, gated, bus rt. Call Hank 904-556-6149 or 904-491-4574 (Steve) 4-20-15-3 Female sublease at Courtyards. 1 bedroom in 4/2 townhouse on 13th. All -furn & util included; $399/mo negotiable. Sec dep & lst mo rent free, 514-6408 or murraymd@ufl.edu. 4-20-15-3 Sublease @ The Exchange 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA, fully furn, utils incl. $350/mo, avail May-Aug, call Will 786-247-1177 4-6-5-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE at University Club. 1 BR/i BA in 4BR/4BA apt. $360/mo, ecl utils, cable, ethernet, furn, W/D & more. Call 786423-0445 4-6-5-3 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA for May-July 31st. W/D, full bed, biggest BR in apt. $325/mo. Two bus routes, 12 and 35, quiet roommates, University Terrace. Call Ken @ 239-2460683 4-6-5-3, 10 SECOND WALK TO UF Looking GlassApts. Summer sublease $450/ mo negotiable. Drew 561-339-1219 4-6-5-3 Summer Sublease 1BR in 3BR/2.5BA Greenwich Green Apts. $350/mo + 1/3 util. Avail. 5/1-7/31. Call 407-383-0843 4-6-5-3 AUGUST RENT FREE $300/mo + util, WID, cable, balcony, vaulted ceiling. From May to Aug, female roommate wanted. Contact 305-766-1257 or flip02@ufl.edu 4-5-4-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE @ THE EXCHANGE 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BR NO DEPOSIT, RENT NEGOTIABLE. Furn, everything ind. Other 2 rooms also avail. Great location. Call Amy @ 352-494-2832, g8ergurl@ufl.edu 4-7-6-3 2BR/2BA Oxford Manor $363 each. Negotiable. W/D, pool, weight room, tanning 3 bus rts, furniture avail. Call 239-671-3148 or 561-635-8671 4-7-5-3 4BR/4BA avail May -Aug in Campus Lodge. Very negotiable w/ price & rental time. VERY CLEAN! Call 561-251-8842 4-7-5-3 Sublease SPYGLASS apt May to July 31. 1 BR/I BA in 2 BR/2 BA apt. $450/mo OBO University Commons May-Aug Fully fureverything incl. Fun roommate. Call Katie S. nished 1BR in 4BR/2BA $295/mo. Aug rent 352-213-5425 4-12-10-3 FREE. Call 813-966-8324 4-7-5-3

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 E ALLIGATOR,27 Subleases Subleases te Roommates tes 4 BLOCKS TO UF! 1BR/BA avail May -Aug. Fully furn all utils included + internet, W/D, balcony, pool. Rent negotiable 352-262-6824 or mferro14@ufl.edu 4-7-5-3 GAINESVILLE PLACE $350/mo 1/1 in 4/4 May -Aug. Furn, all utils incl. Female only. Call Camille 407-970-8537 4-7-5-3 Gainesville Place Apts for summer sublease. 1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA all utils, cable, internet, incl. Fully furn. Close to campus. 2 bus stops on prop. Call 386-566-8046, anytime. 4-7-5-3 SUBLEASE 4/14-8/14, 2BR/2.5BA. Many amenities inc. W/D, $649/mo Call 332-5344 4-14-10-3 Gainesville Place 1BR/BA Fully furnished, all utilites included, on 3 bus routes. Lots of amenities! Avail. May -Aug. Rent negotiable! 814-574-4091 4-7-5-3 Summer Sublease May -July 31. Furn 1 BR/ 1BA in 3BR/3BA at Hidden Lake. $510/mo inci W/D, ethernet, gym, pool tanning bed & cable. On bus route 8. Call 904-622-6263 4-14-10-3 Summer sublease at University Glades 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. Huge walk-in closet! Furniture optional. Price negotiable Call 954-529-5223 4-7-5-3 1BR/1BA avail May-Aug. Aug free. $400/ mo fully furnished, ethernet, utilities, cable included. Rent neg. Call 727-433-1607 414-10-3 (5/1 -8/6) 3+ spaces available. Sorority Row $300/mo includes: util/ethernet/cable/housekeeping trimarkproperties.com/ivyhouse/ ALDummar@yahoo.com 4-5-3-3 ROYAL VILLAGE APT. For only $350/month + 1/4 electric! 1BR in a 4BR/2BA. Females only. Available NOW! Call 561-234-9220 4-7-5-3 DOWNTOWN sublease May/June/July Arlington Sq. w/pool -1 min to clubs 1BR w/bath in 3BR townhouse Other roommates away for summer Now ONLY $450/mo 352-222-7797 4-1410-3 GET YOUR OWN APT! Lg 1BR/BA in Picadelli. Avail Now -July 31st. Great location, close to everything. $500/mo 352-514-5296 4-8-5-3 lBR apt avail May -July. 5 min walking dist to UF. Gated porch. Ideal for pets. Trees give shade & privacy. W/D & pool onsite. Walk-in closet. 904-874-3887 4-8-5-3 Students Attention, are you interested in an apartment with a view? Wake up every morning to the Gainesville skyline. $459/mo. Contact me to sublease. A plus: utilities included 379-9126 4-8-5-3 2BR/1BA HOUSE. W/D incl, hd wd floors. lots of space, walking distance to campus. Sublease 1 room or both. Avail end of Apr to Aug 14th. Call 256-6714 4-8-5-3 1BR in Campus Lodge, fully furn, pvt bathroom, all utils incl vaulted ceilings, valued at $519/mo Subleasing for $375/mo from May 1st -mid Aug. Call Joy 786-210-9453 4-15-10-3 1 BR spacious apt in Duckpond 5 min from UF. Responsible grad or professional pref. Avilable immed. $400. Call 917-612-5173. 4-6-3-3 Summer sublease at Hidden Lake. 1 of 2BR/2BA. Call Jessica @ 863-860-7270 for more info. 4-15-10-3 Very cheap rent. Huge house 2 blks from campus. 2BRs avail. Indiv lease avail. Avail May 1st to Aug. Call 954-260-4377 Michelle for more info, or Jenny 407-493-4049 4-85-3 F sub wanted for summer 1 bed/pvt bath. Gainesville Place Apt. $440 or neg. May-July all util incl. New w/gym, 2 pools, park. Off Archer Rd. busstop in complex. 727-4880882 4-8-5-3 1 rm in house $285 mo + ulti & cbl 3 mo sublease first mo free, great loc off 34th st. Wash/dry quiet area. 352-375-1353 4-20-12-3 1 or 2BR avail for summer sublease in 3/2.5 townhouse. Walking distance to Butler Plaza & 1 mi to UF. Avail, furn or unfurn, W/D. Call Cliff at 561-252-0819 4-20-12-3 May to Aug. $380 is all you pay! Util, wireless, furn Incl. Free tanning, pool, hottub, fitness center, comp lab, tennis, bus route 352-246-3743 4-18-10-3 WALK TO CLASS 1BR/1BA next to pool & laundry, walk-in closet, outdoor patio, COLLEGE PARK $500/mo. Call Derek 352219-9073, derek34786@aol.com 4-11-5-3 Female only roommate for summer sublease. 1.5 mi Hidden Lake Apt 1BR/1BA spacious, W/D inc. Pets allowed. For more information. Call Maegan 352-745-2377 4-11-5-3 University Glades Sublease!! SUMMER: May -Aug. Price neg. BR w/personal bath in 3/3 apt. Inc all util. Furniture avail. Call Stacey 352-336-1968 4-20-12-3 LIVE WITH YOUR FRIENDSIll ALL rooms in furnished 3/3 townhouse Huge bedrooms/closets, 2 balconies, free tan/cable, courts, pool, gated May -August, $1170/mo 727-743-7240 4-11-5-3 Sublease room May -July 31st. The Laurels. $265/mo + 1/3 utils & cable. Call Megan 321917-9417 4-11-5-3 $225/mo, SUMMER SUBLEASE + 1/3 utils, in 3BR/2BA, Aspen Ridge Apt. Please call 813-690-0215 4-11-5-3 CAMPUS LODGE APT for sublease May to Aug only $350/mo (regular $510/mo) Inci everything from furn to elec. Pvt BA, vaulted ceilings, poolside. Many upgrades. Call Nick 954-663-1530 4-11-5-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE 2 rooms @ University Commons 4/2 apt. $385/mo each. Incl util & cable. Avail now -Aug. Call 954-895-0884 or 904-377-9346 CLOSE TO UF. 4-11-5-3 Roommatezj Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-71-4 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 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.Avail Fall. Call Jacqueline 352395-7462 or 941-780-3526 4-20-71-4 Sublets and Rooms Available All Florida Areas; All Major Cities Browse available Rooms FREE! www.METROROOMMATES.com 1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 4-20-71-4 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 4-20-71-4 GIRLS ONLY 2 rooms one April, one May to July 31. Each w/pvt baths. Cent AC, W/D, cable incl. Internet-ready. $350/mo each. 305-299-3485 Call 352-472-9778 4-6-30-4 Grad, uppperclassman, or prof to share spacious new 3BR/2BA house. Internet & cable incl. Must be neat, clean & responsible. $450 or 425/mo + 1/2 utils. Short or long term avail. 262-3989 4-20-38-4 2BR/1BA SW 5th Ave by Credit Union/ Norman Hall/hospital/buses for city/UF. Laundry/AC/furniture/c-fans. $300 + half util. Quiet/considerate F/M? Call 337-9746 4-5-20-4 Avail May 2 rooms in Ig house, 1 blk from 13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep, NS, no pets. Contact sor20@yahoo.com or leave message at 352-870-7256 4-20-28-44BR/4BA Univ Terr W Condo -Immed Occ -Room rental basis -Perfect for sutednts with or without roommates! $375/mo per rm, utilities & broadband pd, bus to campus! Call 239-537-5100 4-8-20-4 1 Female, responsible, NS, student wanted for 3BR/2BA house. A/C, W/D, pet friendly, close to UF & SFCC, 1st & last mo rent. $300/mo + 1/3 utils. Call Liz 352-339-5463 4-12-20-4 2BR avail in 4BR/4BA condo in Countryside. W/D in apt, 32" TV, walk-in closets, pool, gym, e-net $400/mo incl electric & cable. 1 MONTH FREE W/LEASE 305-944-3600 4-20-26-4 Avail NOW Great location 1BR/1BA in 3BR/ 3BA, Washer and dryer, high spd internet, $308/mo + util. Females only, please call Lauren @ 352-799-3726 lv message. 412-20-4 Live in luxury above Starbucks & Dragonfly Sushi. Room w/pvt bath avail mins from UF, Shands, etc. Spacious luxury house. Hard wood floors throughout., new appliances. $449/mo. Call Anthony Vargas 337-1330 4-11-22-4 N/S ROOMMATE needed for fall and/or summer for 3BR home near rnall. Located in quiet wooded area. $350/mo EVERYTHING INCLUDED. Must love dogs. 352-262-9630 4-8-17-4 **4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS** Large house w/pool, wood floors, big rooms. 2BRs available Aug 1st. Wireless. $450/mo + utils ea. Corey 904-234-5214 or 352-3739015 4-15-20-4 1 BR w/pvt BA at Countryside. Prefer female, $425/mo to begin Aug lst. Includes internet & utilities. 561-512-7733 or 561-575-3821 4-5-10-4 M/F, NS needed to share 2BR/2.5BA Southfork Oaks townhome. (near Target). Unfurn master BR w/own BA avail. W/D. No pets. $347/mo + 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Evan 335-9714 4-8-12-4 1 Room in 3BR/2BA condo. Avail May 1 for summer & possibly fall. Prefer F, NS. $350/ mo + share utils. W/D incl. Common areas furn. Marchwood Condos -Good location close to UF 813-973-5058 or 352-337-1534 4-6-10-4 Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious condo w/2 female UF students. NW 55th St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763 4-20-19-4 ROCKWOOD VILLAS 2 ROOMS AVAILABLE PVT BA $425/mo incl all utils, on major bus rt, quiet, comfortable, a place to call home. Call 352-284-2810 for more info. 4-8-10-4 SUMMER SPECIAL Females for 1-2 BR in 3/2 house 3 blocks to UF, Shands, VA. Pets ok, furn opt, Reg $375, avail now $275 + utils & dep. Jen 466-4853 msg. 4-11-11-4 2M roommates needed for 3BR Millpond twnhs fully furn; king beds, hi spd net, cable, W/D, pool, near UF, on UF bus rt, $450 & 1/3 until, Chris 407-340-8585 or email csmith3672@aol.com 4-20-18-4 ROCKWOOD VILLAS $350/mo + 1/3 utils. 2BR/2BA avail in 3BR/ 3BA townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer, high-speed internet. Call Colleen 954-8575297 4-12-10-4 2 Female Roommates in 4/2 house in quiet NW neighborhood large yard, sunroom. NS/drug. Must be clean and responsible $400 + 1/4 until. Email 123daisy@excite.com 4-12-10-4 Female wanted. Prof, college student, NS, 2BR/1BA 1300 sq ft $380/mo W/D, Inc. Close to UF & Duckpond. Avail 6/1 Ask for Michelle 813-997-6600 4-12-10-4 Female dental student looking for roommate in a 2/2 house in SW Gainesville. Clean, cozy, furn house smith all amenities. $450/mo incl everything. Call for more details 352870-7983 4-5-5-4 2 females looking for a 3rd in a beautiful 3BR/3BA condo located in prime residential area. 15 min from UF. Close to park-n-ride. Large kitchen & living room, patio, internet, cable TV & W/D, community pool. $450/mo 727-399-0574 4-12-10-4 N5, mature, responsible, upper classman or grad student for own room & bath in large quiet home only 8 blocks north of campus. Rent incl all utils, W/D, wireless & cable. $500/mo 727-433-0?29 4-5-5-4 Roommate Wanted: Large 2/1 apartment on 13th next to Norman Hall. $320/mo plus 1/2 utilities, lease from July -July. Female preferred, cool person required. 514-6408 or murraymd@ufl.edu 4-20-15-4 nCL 0 01 IL %M Looking for roommate to rent master BR in nice clean relaxed environment. New wood floors & appliances, no move-in or application fees. $350 + 1/3 utils. Call Ryan-50261-3571 4-6-5-4 Loft BR $250/mo big old house in NW. Remodeled, hardwood firs, new kitchen & baths, great yard, close to UF. Great roommates, DSL, good parking. Stephanie 3719409 4-13-10-4 Female roommate needed for NW 39th Ave home. $475/mo, all utilities incl, interne, fully furnished, private BR, W/D. Avail. ASAP 8705291 4-6-5-4 Roommate needed for 1BR/1BA in 2BR/ 2.5BA condo on SW 20th Ave. Summer sublease or full year lease, $315/$385/mo. Female only, NS. Call Katherine 262-9588 4-6-5-4 4BR/2BA HOUSE $450/mo utils Inc[. Avail now. Furnished. Call 321-438-4295 4-7-5-4 Female Roommates Needed for 3BR/2BA house. Pets welcome! Everything included in $450 rent! Furn available, wireless internet, digital cable, W/D and much more. Please call Kathryn @ 352-367-9376 or 352-2463553 4-14-10-4 Roommate needed to share beautiful 3/2 house in NW Gainesville. Min to UF. Fully furn, pets welcome. Huge fenced yard, W/D, DW. Available immediately. Vicky at 386848-5620 4-7-5-4 Classifieds. Continued on next page. U) 0 aU) D az E ~E 24(51 mE~I

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28,'ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 Roommates Roommate' al alEst Furnishings Bicycles LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, COBBLESTONE fully furn. (all brand new), pool, gym. F roommate needed. N/$, serious student. $425/mo NS roommate for fall to share charming 3/3 + 1/.2 utils (free ethernet) lv msg 786-246townhouse apt. 2 mi from campus on bus rt. 3049 4-7-5-4 Rent $400/mo + utils. Exceptional amenities. Call 352-613-4822 or 310-600-7104 4-7-3-4 OVERSIZED BEDROOM! Room for 2! 1 Can be furnished/unfurnished. Move avail. 4/4. Located across the st. from M/F roommate for 2 rooms in 3/2 house campus. Call 941-685-9691 or email $450/mo everything included, WID, cable csherk10@hotmail.com 4-8-5-4 internet, completely furnished. Call Jen at 561-723-7621 4-11-5-4 ARC ofAlachua County Male roommate wanted: Nice Man with de.R aE a velopmental disablilites is looking to share -eal Estate J rent and utilities with roommate in spacious apt. within walking distance of SFCC. Apply in person with HR Department at 3303 NW Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile 83rd St. or call 334-4060 4-8-5-4 home and much more in the ALLIGATOR -CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near the phone. Please Call 373-Find UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fireplace, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D, Quad-, Tr-, or Duplex m/pvt parking, extra cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 + utils. land, 60 sec malk to Up. Ens cpnd. House -3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered-prch, concrete patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352Room in NW home. $325/mo inci utils & 538-2181 lvmung4-20-71-5 DSL. No pets, mature male non-drinker/ smoker. Avail 5/1/05 (flex) Scott 335-8209 NEW COMPANY IN GAINESVILLE 4-15-10-4 looking to buy or lease houses in this area. Any size, price or condition. 352-264-7347 or visit us at www.happygatorhomes.com M/F.NS grad student/prof for room in 3BR/ 4-20-71-5 2BA house near Vet School & Shands. Lease expires 7/31. $350/mo neg + 1/3 utils. Call Josh 372-0860 4-20-12-4 The Flavor of New Orleans comes to campus. Luxurious St. Charles Condominiums. 1 block to UF. Choose from 2BR/2BA flats, Avail starting 5/1 Share beautiful 3BR/2BA or view the University from your 3BR/3BA home on 2 care lot $475/mo utils incl. 850townhouse. Prices starting in the $180's 685-0632 4-8-5-4 .375-8256 4-20-7 ee m CL *0 m Cu 03 E ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A HOUSE OR CONDO NEAR UF? Plenty of properties are available. Call Marc J. Nakleh at Campus Realty 352-235-1576 4-20-68-5 WANT ALL YOUR. FRIENDS TO BE JEALOUS OF YOU NEXT YEAR? Own + live in a new luxury campusarea condo. Over 10 new projects to choose from at affordable prices. Visit mmm~mattpricerealtor com or call today 352-281-3551 Matt Price Campus Realty 4-6-42-5 HOT STUDENT CONDOS NEAR UF Save Thousandss When You Buy Now. FREE LIST of Great Local Condos. www.UF-Condoscom .Campus Realty Group 6-3-40-5 1 BR/1 BA LOFT CONDO ELEGANT BOHEMIAN STYLE. Interior features a customized kitchen, bath & balcony, convt to UF, Shands, VA & mall. Amp. pking. $73,800 352-222-2942 photos.yahoo.com/ dgmatt45 4-20-28-5 Townhouse 3BR/2BA. Close to UF. On bus rt. Quiet-location. Dish/W, WID, tile kitchen, living/dining area. Fenced backyard. Pool. $140,000 352-284-6154 4-5-15-5 -Great Homes Near UF STOP Renting. Own Your Home. FREE LIST of Campus Area Homes www.Homes-Near-UF.com Campus Realty Group 6-3-34-5 FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN -GET READY FOR SUMMER -ADORABLE LAKE HOUSE on spring-fed pvt lake in Keystone Hgts. 2/2, large lot. Avail now. $129,950. Call 379-0619 4-20-20-5 HORSE PROPERTY Lease-to-own or owner financing. 3BR/ 2.5BA, 2091 sq ft. 3.86 acres, block & stucco, fireplace, $2150/mo + down. Owner licensed realtor Michael Quinones 376-2433 4-20-19-5 CUTE 2BR/2BA CONDO. Quiet neighborhood conv to mall & UF. End unit. High ceilings. Loft style master BR w/separate study. $95,500. Call 352-246-1802 4-8-6-5 .[ Furnishiings BED-Queen, orthopedic, firm, extra thick, pilow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Sacrifice $150. Call 352-3727490 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 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice $550 352-372-7490 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. 420-71-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. At new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $550 352-271-5119 4-2071-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400 (352) 372-7490 4-20-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-71-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2071-6 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 BedsFull mattress & boxspring sets $49*Qn sets $89Single sets $39@King sets $99OFrom estate sale: Safe pine bunk bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497. Call a Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave 4-20-71-6 DIAL-A-WASHER Washer & Dryer 1 yr lease $300, 1 semester $160. Call 332-0602 or 3183721 4-5-20-6 4-PIECE BEDROOM SET Includes: bed, dresser w/attached mirror, nightstand .armoire. Sacrifice at $325 OBO. 419-799-9181 9ric47-7-6 FOOSEBALL TABLE Excellent Cond $700 OBO. 372-1138 (afternoon or 378-5524 4-7-5-6 Dresser $35, queen sz bed $60, window AC 8000 BTU $75, 19" color TV $40, dorm fridge sm $40, VHS movie camera $65, lawnmower $60, electric mower $60, musical cuckoo clock $65 Call 335-5326 4-6-2-6 1 Computers-7A+ Ehigpintr aekE 8-23-170-7 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. www.AComputerGeek.com 8-23-170-7 *G'Ville Computer Repair InC* Service on all PC MAC and Networks 1204 NW 13th St Ste #10 352-337-2500. 4-2071-7 COMPUTER SOLUTIONS, INC. Complete residential & commercial support, networking & website development. $45/hr www.gainesvillecsi.com 371-2230 4-20-71-7 LAPTOP REPAIR Buy & sell. Looking for quantity for parts. www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-20-71-7 "COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS" Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-71-7 Computer/internet 352.219 .280 4-20-66-7 GATORNERD.COM -computer/laptop repair -networks, wireless, virus -we BEAT all prices! -home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-20-66-7 DISCOUNT HI-FI 722 S. Main I The Red Bldg WE ARE CHEAPER 4-20-71-8 $10t TV'S, COMPUTERS, VIDEO GAMESI Police Seized! From $10! Info: 800-7498128 ext M974 4-20-31-8 OFBicycles -J 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. NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE Many to choose from 0 Best Prices in Townl SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W University Ave 4-20-69-9 RED ROAD BIKE $175 OBO Late 80's, Panasonic, 51cm, ex cond, dx1000, w/Shimano components, crc-mo fits 54" to 59". Recent tune-up. Please call Nick 871-2755 4-11-5-9 131 Fo r Sale PARKING: Private,. Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. 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 RWBEATYCOM 376-5939. 4-20-71-10 Come see what's new! GCM thrift shops downtown 238 SW 4th Ave, NW 5001 NW 34th St. Get more bang for your $! New items daily Mon -Sat 378-3654 4-20-43-10 SUNFISH SAILBOAT 14' w/trailer. Good condition. $150 871-7012 4-6-4-10 "College Survival Tips" e-book. Download with credit card or e-check; or pay by check and receive in e-mad. Only $8 at www.realti mepublications.com 4-18-11-10 fl yCyes, Mopeds ** SCOOTERS ** RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 4-20-71-11 Swamp Cycles Electric Bikes, Scooters, and morel Prices from $450 with 1 yr warranty 534 SW4th Ave. 373-8823 www.swampcycles.com 4-20-70-11 *NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS* New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place 352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator grads. All models & directions avail on website. 4-20-50-11 ** CASH PAID FOR MOTORCYCLES ** SCOOTERS, DIRT BIKES in ANY condition, Running or Not, Titles orNot. PROMPT PICK UP. Call ANYTIME 352-495-7769 Please leave message 5-24-25-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $599. Largest selction KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St. 338-8450 solanocycle.com 8-15-43-11 BMW R60/5 1972 Garage kept. 14,000 miles. $1250/OBO Call 665-9381 4-20-14-11 S l cr nutos J FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR* ORunning or not! ONEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS 0Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-71-12 CARS -CARS Buy0SeliSTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-71-12 .**FAST CASH PAID** For: CARS, TRUCKS, MOTORCYCLES Running or Not 1990 & up only Call Ray 352-284-8619 4-20-71-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 4-20-71-12

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005M ALLIGATOR, 29 AetIII l"'Wanted Help Wanted HelpWianted Heian Best Cars e Lowest Prices www.39thaveimports.com 4-20-71-1212 *HEADLINERS SAGGING?* **Power windows don't work?** On site available Call Steve 338-5142. 4-20-71-12 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 33.8-1999 Drive today! 4-20-63-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down & up! Plus +++ 30 day warranty eng & trans. No credit check. Call 338-1999 4-20-63-12 '88 Honda Accord $699 '86 Buick LeSabre $799 '88 Toyota Corolla $899 -90 Acura Legend $999 (352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12 '90 Chevy Lumina Van $1499 '93 Chevy Blazer $1499 '90 Ford F-150 $2499 '93 Chrysler New Yorker $1999 (352) 338-1999 4-20-45-12 1991 MIATA Racing green convertible w/tan interior. Perfect condition. If interested call 379-0619 4-20-20-12 2003 LEXUS RX 300 26,800 miles, 2-wheel drive, white, power, leather, nice. $29,900 firm. 213-3943 4-11-5-12 1992 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE Automatic, AC, new paint, CD, 83k, $1950. Call 352-871-6979 4-20-12-12 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Daytona, 2dr, V-6 supercharger, AT, leather, sunroof, Bose, exc condition, $10,400 OBO 352-264-0325 4-13-7-12 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. 4-20-742-13 WANTED: TUTOR NATIVE SPEAKING THAI. For conversational lang lessons. BKK/Central dialect. Flex. sched. Cali 372-7711 4-7-5-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility 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 information or arranging meetings the independent f orida alligator ADVERTISING SECRETARY Enthusiastic, positive attitude, detail oriented, organized individual needed to coordinate daily office procedures. Must work well under pressure meeting daily deadlines. Possess excellent customer service skills. Duties include some procedural training with a constantly changing student sales staff. Modest salary, good benifits, and excellent working environment. With resume, send cover letter that must include salary requirewents for you to be consideredtor ran interview. Send to Assistant General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, POB 14257, Gainesville, FL, 32604. No phone calls please. EOE. 0the independent florida aigator Evening Newpaper Production Applications are now being accepted for editorial production at the Independent Florida Alligator. Applicants should be available two to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and 1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production duties include layout and design. Experience is preferred on software applications, Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat. A one-year commitment is expected. Please include references and availability on application. All previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Fill out application at the front desk df the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the production application. Equal Opportunity Empoyer. the idepornuet flri-ida alligiator1 AD GRAPHIC DESIGNER The Alligator Production department is accepting student applications for the position of Ad Graphic Designer. Starting with Summer Semester. Will train, but experience is preferred withAdobe InDerig, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Friendly work environment, flexible schedule, with hours between 9AM and 5PM Mon -Fri. Fill out an application at the front desk of The Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave, Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Inlcude available work schedule and references. Previous applicants are welcome to reapply with current schedule. EOE LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, 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. Wll 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 CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95% pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call 800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 4-20-71-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call nowl 420-71-14 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/ employment 4-20-68-14 University of Florida Survey Research Center 392-2908 ext. 105 $7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training Nights + Weekends Telephone Interviewing NO SALES Must work summer breaks. 408 W. University Ave Suite #106 $$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$ For gently used brand name Clothing/accessories & furniture $Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 420-71-14 HIRING KITCHEN STAFF & DRIVERS FT or PT,.flexible schedules. Call 2-5pin 3782442 or come in and fill out an application @ California Chicken Grill 2124 SW 34th St Mon-Fri 4-20-71-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-71-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, E-mail required Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 4-20-71-14 AUDITORS for local growing inventory service. FT/PT DFWP. Paid training. Call 352-367-460. www.aiccowpanies.com 4-20-83-14 Mortgage lender has sales positions avail for college students seeking prof work exp. $8-9/hr + bonus. No exp req'd, flex hrs. Apply in person btwn 4-8pm Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34 St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)4-2070-14 DOMINO'S PIZZA World's largest pizza delivery company now hiring Delivery Drivers Pizza makers Phone order takers $9 -$14/hr All you need is areliable car & a very positive attitude. Apply @ any of the 5 Domino's locations inGainesville. 4-20-70-14 Attention Smokers! Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to participate in a study on decision making & smoking. If interested come to the psychology bldg room 397 or call 392-0601 ext 297 4-20-63-14 DRIVERS NEEDED ~ gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere between $8-$20/hr. Set your own schedule. Call Dave for info: 379-9600 4-8-55-14 OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR needed. Gatorfood.com is looking for responsible, enthusiastic people. City geography knowledge, customer svc. exp helpful. Room for advancement For more info: David 379-3663 4-8-55-14 CASH Tired of siting around w/out it? Sit here & make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF students to reaise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105 NW 16th St. 4th Floor. Academic Classroom Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info. 4-20-63-14 Finance company needing office assistant & collections associate. Young, progressive company w/advancement & bonuses. 25 hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to 352-378-4156 5-19-63-14 SUMMER JOBS $2J00 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 personable, responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. Customer service exp helpful. For more info call David 379-3663 4-8-44-14 GET PAID for YOUR OPINIONS! Earn $15-$125 and more per survey! www.moneyfors-urveys.com 4-20-58-14 Web developer wanted. HTML, CSS, motivated. 1 year minimum, portfolio a must, graphic skills preferred. Contact alatlen@ufl.edu 4-20-42-14 Flash programmer wanted. Animation action script, graphic experience, portfolio a must, 1 year minimum. Contact alalten@uf.edu 4-20-42-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$ Best part-time job you'll ever have. NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St. 352-378-9204 4-20-40-14 Web Programmer -asp, aspnet, vb script. c#, SQL knowledge. E-mail resume to jobs@352media.com 4-20-43-14 *DANCERS NEEDED* Private dance ca. Great for students. Great pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start today! 378-3312 4-12-20-14 *SUMMER WORK* College Credit Possible $672/wk 888-362-2635 ext 251 for more info. 4-2032-14 SAT/ACT tutor to help develop, on-line study program. Contact 352-375-0772 Ext 122 or forward resume to hr@gleim.com www.gleim.com 4-5-20-14 WANTED: PT barn help in exchange for living accomodations. Exp needed. Micanopy area. Silver Ridge Stables 352-361-1454 4-12-25-14 GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park Place Car Wash looking for hard workers all positions. Cashiers (full day availablity) & line workers. (am 8:30-1 & pm 12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs your choice. Great work environment. Apply: 7404 NW 4th Bled. By Home Depot. No phone calls please. 420-31-14 $1380 weekly stuffing envelopes. FT/PT No experience necessary. For more info call 386-462-9301 4-8-20-14 CAMP COUNSELORS -Gain valuable experience while having the summer of a lifetime. Counselors, needed for Outdoor Adventure, Arts, Aquatics & more in thie Pocono Mtns of Pennsylvania. Apply on line @ www.pineforestcamp.com 4-20-26-14 EBAY POWER SELLER WANTED 8 hrs daily. $1000-$2000/mo. Resume to behrus3000@hotmail.com. Need perfect ebay selling experience. 514-7773 4-5-1514 Customer Service rep wanted. MS Office Experience required. Permanent Full-Time Position. Contact: Jackson Industries, 4001 Newberry Rd, E4, Gvl or info@acksonlic.com 5-24-30-14 O2BKIDS searching for dance team, gymnastic & pre-school teachers leads w/CDA, as well as housekeepers for all locations. FT/ PT positions avail. Apply within. 4-6-15-14 Spend your summer making a difference in the lives of underprivileged boys and girls ages 10-15. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Camping Services is hiring full-time and temporary staff for summer camp and mobile day camp programs. Activities include canoeing, arts &'crafts, bikes, horseback riding, archery, team sports, high and low ropes course. and skits. Employment dates May 21 -August 5. Pre-camp training includes First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard, and NCI. We will be at UF conducting interviews on March 8, 30 and April 11th. Call Mike Brannan at 352-447-2259 for more information. EOE/DFWP 4-20-24-14 Girl Scout Camp hiring counselors, lifeguards, nurses, boating instructor, arts/crafts director, equestrian staff. Min age 18. Salary + meals & housing. 8 wks, 5/30 -7/23. Call 800-347-2688 or email jcarr@girlscouts-gateway.org. EGE 4-1820-14 TOP BOYS SPORTS CAMP IN MAINE! PLAY & COACH SPORTS HAVE FUN MAKE $$$ CAMP COUNSELOR POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN OVER 15 SPORTS & ACTIVITIES FOR SUMMER 2005. CHECK IT OUT AND APPLY ONLINE NOW: WWW.CAMPCOBBOSSELCOM 4-20-22-14 Groundskeepers FT, PT Custodial duties/Apt Maint Transportation req. DFWP EEO 220 N Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14 Leasing Consultant, FT, PT Energetic Attitude Cust. Serv. Exp. DFWP EEO 220 N. Main 375-2152 x301 4-20-22-14 Runner for law firm Experienced only, must own vehicle, PT, M-F, 12 -5:30, fax resume to 352-376-4645 4-18-20-14 Accounting Tutor I will pay well for your time to help student taking accounting at SFCC thru April. Must have taken "managerial acting" or have a degree in accounting. Fax 352-335-8566, or stevegvl@hotmail.com 4-8-14-14 Camp Counselors Needed at Camp Wekiva in Wekiva Springs State Park, Apapka FL A residential, Environmental Camp. Boys -June 7-25, Girls June 25-July 23 Contact mj.meherg@worldnet.att.net 4-19-20-14 Sky Nite Club Gainesville's #1 night club 5 years in a row is hiring employees for bartenders, beertub, security, cashiers & promoters. If you are out-going & want to work in a fun environment, please send picture & resume to skyniteclub@aol.com 4-8-13-14 Sky Nite Club is looking for students *at are seeking internships in advertising & marketing. Gain valuable experience interrvm,.g w/Gainesvilt's #1 night club. Send a resume to skynitectub@aot.com 4-8-13-14 5 STAR PIZZA is now hiring delivery drivers Great pay, flexible hrs. Closing drivers average over $100 per shift. Apply in person at 600 NW 75th St. 352-3337979 4-5-10-14 *AMBERS ANGELS* Dancers Needed for Adult Entertainment Co Great Pay & Flexible Hours. Call 335-3875 4-12-15-14 Hiring KITCHEN STAFF. Apply between 2 & 4 pm, Mon -Fri, CALICO JACKS 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall. 4-6-10-14 RGIS Inventory Specialists seekig part-time auditors Starting wage $8.00 per hour Apply at RGISINV.com 4-20-20-14 TENNIS STAFF NEEDED The 29th Annual GATOR TENNIS CAMP is now hiring good tennis players for the four weeks in June. Only quality players need apply. Excellent Pay, working approx. 9 hours per day. Camp is held on UF Campus, using Ring Complex and the Flavet Courts. If interested, pleas call M.B. Chafin, Camp Director, at 392-3538, or in the evenings 376-8030. If no answer, please leave message. 4-610-14 PT/FT LANDSCAPERS WANTED Valid driver's license a must. 352-222-1904 4-14-15-14 Classifieds. Continued on next page.

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30, J ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services APARTMENT HUNTERS hiring energetic, customer-service oriented people. Flexible scheduling, some nights & weekends. Apply @ 1310 W. University Ave. 4-8-11-14 Local Web Development Firm with fun, team-based enthusiastic environment seeks summer interns for project management and sales depts. Email resume to hr@352media.com 4-20-18-14 Hiring full time and part time caterers & drivers. positivee, fun, work environment with flexible hours. Skills include great attitude, affinity for fast-paced work environment, and enthusiasm for customer service. Apply in person at Celebrations Catering, 904 N. Main St. 4-8-20-14 PT OFFICE HELP. Good driving record, experience w/Autocad, Excel, Word helpful. $7.50/hr to start. Call Wells at 219-1183 or email wells@ridgwaytruss.com or 352-3713316 4-6-7-14 DISHWASHER -Apply in person at the Sovereign Restaurant service entrance 12 SE 2nd Ave. After 2pm. 4-5-5-14 The City of Gainesville's Recreation & parks Department is looking for summer camp counselors, lifeguards, swim instructors and pool attendants. Please apply online at www.cityofgainesville.org 4-11-10-14 MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE The YMCA is now hiring enthusiastic staff members to fill positions in the following areas: Afterschool counselors, summer camp counselors, sports camp counselors, gymnastics instructors, program directors, group cycling instructors, customer service personnel, weekend activities staff, dance instructors/director, lifeguards/swim instructors, soccer referees, bus drivers and more. Hir-F45at multiple locations throughout North Central Florida. Apply in person at 5201 NW 34th St. Gainesville, Fl 32605. Interviews begin immediately, so apply today! 4-1110-4Now accepting applications for Resident Assitant and apprentice Resident Assistant positions for the SUMMER 2005 Semester. Applications are available from Kathy Smith in the Department of Housing and Residence Eductaion Office, and are due by 4:00pm on Monday, April 18, 2005. For further information contact Kathy Smith at 392-2171 ext 10139. 4-18-14-14 THE VILLAGE MARKET GOURMET FOODS & COFFEE SHOP. PT help needed 15-25 hrs. All shifts available. Call for directions only. 380-0111 4-5-5-14 LEASING CONSULTANT Experience a plus. Enthusiastic, energetic. PT position avail at University Commons. Apply in person or call 377-6700 4-12-10-14 BAKERS NEEDED $7.50/hr. No experience necessary. Chesapeake Bagel. 4113 NW 16th Blvd. 352-384-9110 4-5-5-14 SERVERS NEEDED for Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. PT fron-m-4pm. Apply in person 1624 SW 13th St. 4-5-5-14 Comfort Inn West is now hiring part time front desk clerks. Flexible scheduling, great work environment. Please apply in person. 3440 SW 40th Blvd. 4-5-5-14 CAMP STAFF YMCA overnight camp seeks dependable fun-A6ving staff. Must enjoy working w/ children & able to live on-site. Call 352-4663587 for more info. 4-12-10-14 The Florida Book Store is currently hiring temporary cashiering help for Spring Textbook Buyback and the first of Summer A/C Classes. Applicants with previous cashiering and customer service experience are preferred. This position requires availability during the following times: Monday, April 11th through Friday April 15th for training; Saturday, April 16th through Sunday, May 1st for textbook buyback and Saturday, May 7th through Sunday, May 15th for the first week of Summer A/C Classes. Apply in person at 1614 W. University Avenue, complete an application and ask for Carolynne between the hours 2pm-5pm Monday through Friday. Please do not drop off applications during times not specified including weekends.Equal Opportunity Employer 4-12-10-14 ZAXBY'S on 43rd St now hiring ALL POSITIONS-ALL SHIFTS. Please contact Boris 376-8700 4-6-5-14 AmeriCorps: Make a Difference! Volunteers urgently needed to tutor reading to children in grades K-3 in Alachua schools. We train you. Serve 2 or more hours per week. Needed for summer school (June) also. Choose your hours from 8:00 to 5:00. Contact Jasmine at AmeriCorpsVolunteers@yahoo.com or call 222-8777 4-12-9-14 LEASING AGENT PT for luxury apartments, will train, must be friendly, energetic. Some weekends required. Tivoli Apartments 3798090 4-6-5-14 PT RETAIL SALES HELP NEEDED at LLOYD BAILEY SCUBA& WATER SPORTS. Must be an experienced, certified SCUBA diver. Responsible & clean-cut. Please call 332-0738 4-6-5-14 LEASE AGENT PT Show apts, sign leases. Flex hrs. Cell phone & car. Computer skills. Prefer downtown resident. 378-3075 4-53-14 Admin. Asst. for mid-size fast-paced construction co. Excellent opportunity with our project mgmt team. Experience in construction a plus. Fax resume to 375-8604 4-11-7-14 Project Mgr/Estimator for mid-size fastpaced construction co. Excellent opportunity. Fax resume to 375-8604. 4-11-7-14 P E R S 0 N.A L / A D M I N I S T R A T I V E ASSISTANT NEEDED. Must have 2-4 hrs/day available, flexible availability. Must be organized & responsible. Email resume: dkranz@gatorfood.com 4-14-10-14 Holiday Inn University Center Hotel has immediate opening for the following: AM Concierge/banquet setup. Apply in person. Mon -Fri SAM-'PM. 4-20-14-14 Hiring for summer rush. Orange & Blue Textbooks is seeking PT/FT help for upcoming semester rush. Good people skills & register. Exp pref. Stop by store @ 309 NW 13th St. for details & appt. 4-19-12-14 PART TIME CASHIER for gas station with food mart. Apply at University Chevron 1024 W. University Ave. 4-6-3-14 BABYSITTER NEEDED Two UF faculty members need help looking after their two children: a three-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl. We are looking for someone with babysitting experience who enjoys taking care of kids. We need someone who can work 10-20 hours per week. Starting pay $8/hour. Please call Jimmy at 284-2431 4-5-2-14 $$ HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS $$ and HOSTESSES, flexible hours -lunch & dinner PT or FT. Apply in person 11 to 2pm at Szechuan Panda 3830 SW 13th St. or call 336-6464 4-6-3-14 TEEN MODELS NEEDED Publisher of nationally distributed student educational guides and posters is looking for local males and females, expecially minorities, between the ages of 16 and 21 to be paid photography models. Your photographs could appear in our educational publicaitons, which are distributed to schools nationwide. Need to be available immediately for current projects. Parent or Guardian must accompany models 17 and under Log on to www.studentaware.com/ models.htm for more information or call Robert Peck 332-9600 AWARE COMJUNICATIONS 305 SW 140th Terrace Newberry, FL 32669 4-8-3-14 PART TIME WORK 30 Openings Great pay! Flex schedules. Sales/Svc, all ages 18+. Conditions Apply 335-1422 earnparttime.com 4-11-5-14 $ GET PAID TO SHOP! $ Mystery Shoppers needed immediately in you local area, as seen'on TV. Make $, flexible hours, complete training. Internet access required. Call 888-850-1024 4-8-4-14 SKILLED WEBSITE DEVELOPER Your own ,hours. Extensive project. Reply: mdinstitute@hotmail.com 4-20-12-14 NEED CASH? Excellent starting pay. Work around classes.Resume builder. Start immed. All ages 18+. Cond Apply.Call now! 335-1422 4-11-5-14 ZAXBY'S Now hiring COOKS & CASHIERS Archer Rd location 4-20-12-14 Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative & enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer day camp program. Positions in the camp are available in our preschool day camp, our kindergarten day camp, and our elementary school age day camp. Individuals for the day camp should be available to work daily from June 6 -July 29. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall School via email @ jmalloy@oakhall.org he 4/13/OR Interview information regarding READ MAIL FOR PAY also other work available $938 per week possible. Weekly pay check, work in your spare time. No exp necessary www.mailworkcenter.com 4-11-5-14 ----------AAA STORAGE Close To UF, Convenient 4x4x4 $20/mo 4x8x8 $35/mo 533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771 4-20-71-15 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-20-71-15 .HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve memory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits. Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis. Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH certified 379-1079. 4-20-67-15 ** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE ** Local and long distance moving. Free Estimates One item or a housefull. FL Reg # IM1 9 Call Now! (352)374-4791 800-797-6766. 4-20-71-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-20-71-15 ** BELLY DANCE ** Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio For Fun.& Fitness 384-9200 mw.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 4-20-71-15 HORSE BOARDING -peaceful -spacious 30 acres -ring-arena -round pens -experienced help -12x12 stalls 1-352-472-2627. Owner on premisis -35+ yrs exp. Lessons avail. 4-20-71-15 MOSSWOOD FARM Come ride with us! Great Farm Awesome Horses & Top Notch Instruction. Hunters & Natural Horsemanship. 466-0465 mwfarm@aftglobal.net 4-20-67-15 TRAFFIC SCHOOL ONLINE Take Points Off Your Driver's License And Dismiss Traffic Tickets With Online Driver Improvement Courses onlinedrivingschool.idrivesafely.com 4-20-71-15 Whipoorwill Farm: Stall and/or pasture board. 10 min W of UF off Archer Rd. CBS Barn 12x12 stalls on 27 shaded acres. Lighted arena, round pen, trails, tackroom. Owner on premises. 376-8792 4-20-71-15 SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English 0 Parties 0 Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm 0 466-4060 4-20-71-15 ***YOGA*** Classes & Workshops at Sanctuary www.yogagainesville.com 352-336-5656 4-20-71-15 WRITING AID AND TYPING I can help you to complete your paper. Learn to write. Outline, Research, Grammar, Coherency, Typing 374-7038 4-20-50-15 TERM PAPER HELP: Frustrated? Need Assistance? Help with research and writing? TOLL FREE 1-888-345-8295 www.customessay.com 4-8-60-15 ***TAEKWONDO*** 30 Day Trial Membership Free Men 0 Women 0 Children 352-375-0700 www.protkd.con 40-20-59-15 MOST IMPORTANT SKILL FOR LAW SCHOOL SUCCESS? Check out: IawSChoolprepcourse.com 4-20-58-15 **AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT** Complete Auto Service Imports & Domestics Cars & Trucks Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033 www.automallgainesville.com 4-20-56-15 5: A~LL3LLIL3 19 k andatory group interview on 4/16-will be ent out upon receipt. 4-13-7-14 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content F%% Available from Commercial News Providers" m s

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32, ALLIGATOR I TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 THREES O AlGl I7V UF sisters share bond beyond running F By CHUCK BAER Alligator Writer Ask any athlete about her teammates, and she'll tell you that they are nearly as close as her family. For three members of the UF track and field team, their teaunates literally are their family. Carling, Charlie and' Shea Cookerly aren't just teammates -they're sisters. Carling, a 21-year-old senior, became the first to start running competitively when she joined the track team in her freshman year of high school. "I had some friends going out for it, so I thought I'd try it too," Carling said. She enjoyed the sport enough to encourage her sisters to join the team with her when Thev' they started high school. "She came out and ran track," said Shea, a 19-year-old sophomore. "She did pretty well and told us that she wanted us to come out for cross country the next year, so Charlie and I just got into it. We kind of fell into it." ~ The three attended Pine View High School, which did not have any sports, and competed together at Riverview High School, both in Sarasota. "A lot of people from Pine View were actually on the cross country and track teams at Riverview," Carling said. "It was nice," said Charlie, a 20-year-old junior. "We met a lot of people. We knew both schools pretty well." Charlie and Shea were all-area runners, while Carling was named runner of the year in 1999 and 2000 by the Sarasota Herald Tribune. "I guess when you have three you get noticed no matter what you do," Carling said. "It's kind of unusual to have so many people from one family on a team." When Carling graduated, running in college wasn't high on her list of priorities. "I actually thought I could never run for the University of Florida," she said. "I wasn't even looking here, but [former cross country assistant coach J.J. Clark] contacted me. I loved it here after the recruiting trip." Carling wasted no time establishing herself at UE She competed in 11 meets her freshman year, placing 10th in the 5,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Championships and 11th in the 10,000-meter in the SEC Outdoor Championships. When Charlie came to UF the next fall, it was only natural that she would join her sister on the track. "I like to run a lot," she said. "I enjoy doing it, so I thought I would continue trying it." speed and endurance. "I'm not fast enough for the shorter events and not quite ready for the longer ones," she said. The sisters also differ on which sport is better. Shea prefers the standard times that come with running on a flat 400-meter track, while Charlie likes the variations in times from a hilly cross country course. Carling likes different elements of each sport. "I like racing on the track," she said. "But I like the small team of cross country." Being sisters as well as teammates gives the three an advantage other teammates don't have. The Cookerlys spend the summer training together, running workouts that include tempo runs and speed "They're definitely typical sisters. drills on some days, and easy I have a litle snip at each other workouts on others. Of course, and five minutes later they're back hugging." an "easy" workout is a y 13-mile run. Sylvia Kamp "M7 tr f hCharlie redshirted her first year and in 2004 competed in two indoor and two outdoor meets. The youngest of the three, Shea, initially resisted joining her sisters, waiting until the surmner before starting college before deciding to compete. "I saw how much fun they were having," Shea said. "I thought it would be a good fit." Carling and Charlie usually run the 10k, which Carling won at the Florida Relays on March 24. Charlie' took fourth. "Very rarely does someone come i and think they're going to be a 10k-er," said Carling. "My freshman year, I ran it twice and I'm not sure what I thought of it the first time, but it's probably my favorite race. It seems to best suit the way t rny." Last Thursday's race was oniy the second 10k on the track for Charlie, who normally runs the 5k. "I don't have very much speed," she said with a laugh. "I like the longer distance better." Shea competes in the 5k, which she sees as a way to balance her os 0 e Learn is usually jealous that we have training partners in the offseason," Carling said. Assistant coach Sylvia Kamp describes the girls as great role models both on and off the field. "They're not the most outspoken leaders," Kamp said. "But they lead real well by example. They're the biggest sweethearts. They'll do anything for the team, whether it's going running with a teammate at 6 a.m. or taking someone to the doctor or going shopping." Coach Kamp is quick to point out that however dedicated they are to the team, the trio are sisters first. "They're definitely typical sisters," she said. "They'll have a little snip at each other and five minutes later they're back hugging." Carling, Charlie and Shea aren't the only runners in the family. Their younger sister, Channing, a high school junior, runs track and cross country for Riverview. This season will be the last season that the three Cookerly sisters will be on the same team. Carling, Sisters Carling (above), Charlie and Shea Cookerly have been longdistance runners since their days at Pine View High in Sarasota. an accounting major, graduates this year, and has a job waiting in the finance department of IBM. "I'll always run," she said, "but I don't know how serious I'll be. I'll probably train for a while before I start racing again." For Charlie and Shea, it isn't just their sister graduating. It's also a teammate and leader leaving. "I'm going to miss her," said Charlie. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 5,2005 U ALLIGATOR, 33 Bum Thumb Golfer overcomes misdiagnosed tendon injury By NICK ZACCARDI ._7Alligator Writer In the 2001-02 North Carolina me Treis stated bluntly why he chose the "Because there is no better place more said. More than three years later, the is UF The golfer battled an internatior reer-threatening injury and a poston his way through a roller-coaster golf career. But now Treis has found stability in Coach Buddy Alexander's stable. While his numbers -a 73.77 sc three top-20 finishes -won't earn redshirt senior represents a reliable No. 6 Gators. as "He's been a very pleasant surprise for our team and consistent," junior Matt Every said. "He's pretty much all we could as and a little more. By the end of the' be in the top 20 and we can rely on hi for that." As a junior golfer, Treis consistent five finishes. Over his three years at Chapel regular member of the UNC rotation in every tournament in the spring of That semester, Treis finally met a birthday, when he nearly blew out golf career. Playing in the opening round of Conference Individual Championsh Treis turned in a life-altering even-p On his sixth hole in rainy condition left thumb while swinging but kept "I was playing well at the time, tinued to play," he said. -Continuing to play provided bit the German. Treis fired consecutive rounds us Wake Forest's Bill Haas by two stro able victory. But what initially was thought later diagnosed as a stretched tend tendon. "We did X-rays and didn't see a dia guide, Richard Tar Heels. ," the then-sophobest place for Treis al transition, a cagraduation transfer ride of a collegiate as one of the horses oring average and him accolades, the component of the of got fooled," Treis said. "Mayhe in hindsight I should have taken it easier. It was just that I was playing well and I wanted to play." After playing at Regionals and the NCAA Championships, Treis rehabilitated what he thought was a stretched tendon. But workouts designed to strengthen the tendon did nothing for the tear and kept Treis at a standstill during the 2003-04 season. Treis spent much of his 14 months off the course earning his degree in business administration and economics. But UNC did not offer the landscape architecture masters program he wanted. Treis wasn't ready to call it quits with an extra year of eligibility gained from a medical redshirt, so he weighed his options and chose the best opportunity to make it back on the course. "There were a few other choices out there but in the end it was a pretty easy decision to go to Florida," Treis said. "The other [choices], I tell you, they were up north and for golf, that's a bad choice anydon't think we've seen the best of time. if you can't play half the year, Richard [Treis] yet." that's not going to help your game. And I wanted to keep improving -Buddy Alexander, coach my game." k for -It didn't take much to convince week, he's going to Alexander, who had little scholarship money available, m and bank on him to take a chance on the injured player. "It was a very low risk for me other than the fact that ly cashed in on tophis former coach said that, 'To be honest, I don't know whether he'll ever play golf again,"' Alexander said. Hill, Treis became a As soon as Treis reached UF he began a different form ,including playing of rehab, starting with chipping and putting and work2003. ing his way up to tournament play. adversity on his 23rd After a couple of months, Treis returned to action at the candles on his the Carpet Capital Collegiate, nearly a year and a half the Atlantic Coatafter injuring himself at UNC. [phon Apln18cC0ast "I knew I needed the good support as well from the ip on April18,2003' athletic deparment and from the training facilities and ar effort. .the trainers," Treis said. "I'm not sure that I would be pns, Treis injured his able to play at this level right now if I'd gone upward playing. somewhere north." which is why I conOver the next two months, Treis closes the last chapter of his fairy tale golf career -if he's finally ready to. tersweet returns for "For me, personally, I don't know what's going to happen after [the end of the season]," Treis said. "It's ider par and edged going to depend a little bit on how I play, and if I play kes for the improbexceptionally well, I may consider turning pro and go o from there." to be a spran was Whether it's toward the PGA Tour or the NCAA on and then a tor Championships, Alexander believes Treis will continue on the comeback trail. anything, so we kdnd "I don't think we've seen the best'of Richard yet." Dickey injures heel in baseball FOOTBALL, from page 34 "I think anytime you're an assistant coach your goal is to become a head coach, but like I said, my only job and concern is being here at the University of Florida," Holliday said. "Other than that I really have no comment on it." BASEBALL INJURY: Quarterback Gavi Dickey, whom Meyer admitted woul probably be Chris Leak's backup this juncture, suffered a bruised he during Saturday's baseball gasm against Kentucky. Meyer doesn't thin the injury is serious. Looking ahead to Saturday Orange and Blue Game, it is n known whether Dickey will attend game Saturday n if he will travel with the baseball team d to Georgia. Meyer will be happy to at have Dickey full-time when the baseel ball season ends. e "I saw enough things on Saturday k to know there's a role for him on this team," he said. "Obviously, I .don't s want to hear anything about base)t ball during two-a-days and summer )r workouts." Williams: 'I'm so happy for myself, my family' NCAA, from page 34 -though no ending has been as sweet as this one. "I'm just so happy for myself, my family," Williams said. "These seniors .what they've been through for four years. They took me for a heck of a ride." Luther Head led Illinois with 21 points. He had a wideopen look at a 3-pointer that would have tied the game with 17 seconds left, but it bounded off and Coach Bruce Weber's magical ride with the Illini wound up one win short of the real fairytale ending he hoped for. His opponent, Williams, left Kansas to take over the Tar Heels two years ago, after the program Dean Smith built had faltered and fallen to 8-20. Williams took a ton of heat for leaving Kansas after losing in the title game in 2003 -his fourth close call at the Final Four. He defended the move, saying coming back to his alma mater had always been his dream. Then, this week, he dealt with a more familiar question: Did he need to win a title to call his career a success?' He told the story of Smith insisting he was no better a coach after he finally won one in 1982, but Williams conceded that answering that "same doggone question" did get a little annoying at times. He finally broke through in a terrific game, the first meeting of the top two teams in the final Associated Press poll since 1975, when UCLA defeated Kentucky. "For Coach to be able to say that the first team to get him a championship was the 2005 team is an honor,"~May said. "He'll win a few more before he's done." Richard Treis has become a valuable UF men's golf player despite missing the 2003-04 season at North Carolina with a thumb injury. CONTROL, from page 34 the field, May did what Paul Pierce, Raef LaFrentz, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich and so many other star players couldn't: win a title for Roy Williams. You almost felt the collapse coming, like Williams' nightmare of Carmelo Anthony would be replaced by a recurring dream complete with a barrage of Luther Head and Deron Williams 3-pointers. Call it the Ron Zook factor, but the Illini turned out to be just a tease. Despite a nearly season-long flirtation with the No. 1 ranking, unexpected national respect and a great comeback, in the end, the line read: Roy Williams 1, Illinois 0. Illinois, in its 100th NCAA season, remains the team with the most wins in NCAA Tournament history without a title. Williams' title of coach with the most Tournament wins without a title, suddenly disappears. The team that just couldn't get it together, the team that fired Matt Doherty two years ago and still lost in the second round of last season's NCAA Tournament, the team that was forced to watch its hated neighbor Duke win three national titles while it won just one, can finally sleep a restful night. 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Sports ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 www.alligatorSports.org Meyer concerned about offensive shortcomings Former fullback Billy Latsko pursues wide receiver Andre Caldwell Latsko is one of the new linebackers who has impressed Coach Urban By GREGG GIRVAN Alligator Staff Writer ggirvan@aIigator.org It is the defense that excites Urban Meyer. It is the offense that he finds disappointing. Following Monday's practice, Meyer found the defense to be on the rise, while the offense, particularly the offensive line, is not up to par. Because the offensive line has no depth beyond the first team, the defense is far ahead. Even the first team line has issues freshman Jim Tartt is starting at right guard, a troublesome development. "At the University of Florida, freshmen shouldn't be playing on the offensive line," Meyer said. "What has happened is that there are some players in front of him that are not worth a darn right now." Meyer would not only like to redshirt offensive linemen, but he wouldn't mind sitting them for another year until they're ready, either. The problem goes beyond playing a freshman on the first team. According to Meyer, Tartt is struggling at the position, which means the entire offense falls apart. "If one guy struggles on offense, it's a mess," Meyer said. The positive is, of course, the defense. Defensive end Derrick Harvey has come on strong and the linebackers have stepped up as well. That includes oft-injured Todd McCullough, much-maligned Brian Crum Tim Casey/ Alligator and fullback-turned-linebacker Billy Latsko. during practice. Since Earl Everett has been away tendMever. ing to a family death and Brandon Siler has battled a slight groin injury, the three have had a chance to shine. McCullough, especially, stood out in Saturday's scrimmage. "Todd McCullough has really been doing well," Meyer said. "He graded at a Champion effort in the scrimmage." "If one guy struggles on offense, it's a mess." Urban Meyer UF football coach While Meyer may boast an offensive mind, he has enjoyed seeing the defense most. "I've been around some really good defenses and we're close," he said. "The emphasis on running to the ball, the effort -they're really starting to believe in each other. I really enjoy watching the defense." NO HOLLIDAY AT MARSHALL?: Despite reports that Marshall's head coaching search could include UF safeties coach John "Doc" Holliday, the coach rebutted that possibility. Holliday said he has not been asked to interview for the job vacated by the retirement of Bobby Pruett. The Huntington HeraldDispatch also reported Marshall interim coach Larry Kueck, Ohio State defensive coordinator Mark Snyder and former Marshall coach Dave Roberts as possible candidates. Holliday said he's satisfied with being part of Meyer's staff. SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 33 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP North Caroliaa tops ini 01 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS -Of course, there was no way it was going to be easy. North Carolina did it, though, and now it's time to stop asking Roy Williams that doggone question. Sean May had 26 points and the Tar Heels didn't allow a basket over the final, excruciating 2 1/2 minutes Monday night to defeat Illinois 75-70, a win that finally gave Williams, the 17-year coaching veteran, the national championship that was missing from his otherwise stellar resume. "I'm speechless," Williams said. "I usually talk my rear end off, but right now I'm speechless." Freshman Marvin Williams had a tip-in with 1:26 left, Raymond Felton made three free throws down the stretch and the Tar Heels (33-4) won their first title since 1993, back when Dean Smith was coaching and Williams was at Kansas, in the middle of his Final Four futility. "He is the greatest coach," Felton said. "If he' retired tomorrow, I would vote for him for the Hall of Fame. He told us he would bring us a-championship and we did it as a team." Led by May's 10-of-11 shooting, UNC took a 65-55 lead with 8:51 left and it looked like Williams would win his 41st tournament game and first championship going away. But Illinois (37-2) never quits. Forward Jack ingram hit. a pair of outside jumpers and Dee Brown scored six points as part of a 10-0 run that tied the game at 65 with 5 1/2 minutes left to set up a fantastic finish. When it was over -after Felton had made his last two free throws, after May had cradled his 10th and final rebound -Williams took off his glasses and started looking for people to hug. A few moments later, he was crying, much like he has at the end of every season SEE NCAA, PAGE 33 Williams finally gets his title ean May became Bill Walton and in the process Roy Williams almost assured us he would outlive John Wooden. Roy, finally winning the title that has eluded him for so long, has called off all suicide plans. The North Carolina Tar Heels went from the nation's biggest underachievers to the ultimate winners on Monday. And Roy Williams suddenly has a giant orangutan removed from his championship back. After the game, Roy looked as relieved as he did drunken with happiness. But Roy has plenty of reason to get drunk for the next month, because his nearcollapse tumed into jubilation. Despite storming back from a 15-point deficit, Illinois proved that sometimes you just can't-come back, especially when your opponent has more talent than some NBA -A t 2 rosters. It's almost unfair that North Carolina's sixth man, freshman Marvin Williams (one of the Andrew 27 Williamses in this Abramson game), will be a topDrew's Control 15 pick in next year's aabramson@alligator.org NBA Draft. North Carolina's towel boy is considering a jump to the pros. But there was one man who stood above the pack and made sure than Roy Williams stayed away from all sharp objects after the game. With a Walton-like championship line of 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 of 11 from SEE CONTROL, PAGE 33 -UF swimmer Ryan Lochte finally met some competition while the UF men's golf team leads the Morris Williams Intercollegiate. Check out the stories at alligatorSports.org. U1947: UF pitcher Earl Stephens strikes out 18 Miami Hurricanes, the most strikeouts ever by a Gators pitcher. UF finished the season 14-15 and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference. RFormer UF star basketball player Matt Bonner got to the NBA the hard way. After a bout with salmonella poisoning in Sicily, Bonner overcame the odds and joined the professional rinks. See story, pg. 35. AUF senior and track athlete Cory Presnick has been awarded a 2004-05 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship worth $7,500. V: a J1 J_ =401

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TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2005 3 ALLIGATOR, 35 md Rocket-Man Bonner now thriving in Toronto By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer Ianastasis@aligator.org ORLANDO -His body drained of fluids, his temperature peaking at a dangerous 104.5 degrees, Matt Bonner was in trouble. It would have been one thing to contract salmonella in America where a hospital bed and medical insurance could have pampered him. But in Messina, Sicily? Bonner's mother Paula -along with her other son Luke -had coincidentally arrived ha Sicily to visit Bonner when he fell sick. So when his weight began plummeting, Mrs. Boner asked her son's basketball team, Sicilia, for help. And they did -by sending a dentist who arrived to his apartment on a motorcycle smoking a cigarette. He gave Bonner a number of shots, then purchased an IV packet at the local drug store. The dentist/ doctor used a broomstick, a bedpost and the string from Bonner's hoops shorts to connect the IV. He used Bonner's shaving alcohol to help with the shots. "In four days to lose 16 pounds, to have a fever of 104.5 at that age and to have a dentist, not a doctor, come -it was a little unnerving to say the least," Mrs. Bonner said. Bonner eventually recovered, missing just one game and actually laughed off his sickness. "That's just Matt," Mrs. Bonner said. Master of deception Bonner's mop of Alabama claycolored hair screams something professional. Maybe a bank clerk or the owner of your local barbershop. His cheery smile whispers something more ordinary. Perhaps a little league umpire or a janitor. "When we looked at Matt Bonner we thought that he could be the guy next door or the guy in the movie 'Hoosiers,"' Toronto guard Jalen Rose said. "When you see him, that's what you think and that's what makes him likable." But Matt Bonner has never been one to fit stereotypes. Not in Sicily. Not in Toronto, either, where Bonner is now a solid NBA forward. In 2003, Bonner left the Gators a bona-fide do-it-all. His 3.96 GPA as a business administration graduate meshed with a UF basketball career that saw him average 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a senior. But despite Bonner's preparation in basketball and literacy, he slipped to No. 45 in the 2003 NBA Draft. He was traded on draft night -from the Chicago Bulls to the Toronto Raptors -for Tommy Smith, a virtual nobody. Then the Raptors politely told him to take a hike. "They said, 'We don't really have a spot for you on the roster,"' Bonner recalls. "'Go to Europe, play a year 7ropyrighted Material A.11efmComSmyndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" qop -~ a there and then we'll give you a contract when you get back."' And so, with nothing but a verbal guarantee from an organization younger than the player it was shipping, Bonner left for Sicily. So far, so bad. But bad was just the beginning. a future with the Raptors. Making the pros (again) Toronto promised Bonner a roster spot if he played in Europe for one season. But during a tumultuous 33-49 2003-04 season, the Raptors fired general manager Glen Grunwald. But all that doesn't matter if you can shoot. And boy, can Bonner shoot. Being his own man Bonner loves the elbows at the top of the paint. He gravitates to the left elbow during a pre-Orlando game shootaround. Lost in translation Head coach Kevin O'Neill was axed There's nothing Bonner could forget about the at the season's end. his stroke: just a littl fact that none of Sicilia's play"I basically had to start from here, a baby hop the ers or coaches spoke English. He scratch and make the team," Bonner perpendicular to his could manage living off paltry said. the results. wages. But halfway through You look at him -he's a Red Sox fan, the season, Sicilia filed for bankruptcy. a blue-collar guy, walks to practice every daySicilia stopped paying him. Bonner's heater broke. s maintenance. His apartment's tap spat cold -MO Peterson, Raptors guard water -only cold water. Bonner He still landed on the squad likely contracted salmonella beanyhow. Those close to him were made shots from tha cause he couldn't wash his dishes not surprised. elbow. in hot water. Even his electricity "I thought he had NBA skill "It's not about bet and satellite signal were cut on at the power forward -position," Toronto forward Chr occasion. said UF coach Billy Donovan, who "It's about being able "There were two eviction nocoached Bonner during his days as a ketball, and Matt can p tices," Bonner said. "It was a pain Gators player. "It's almost like he's a knows he can shoot in the butt." machine. He just works and he's foI tldnk if he can keep So did Bonner leave the team cused and he does the same routine ball, he can make it in like half of the players did? over and over." a long time." "I was staying focused on getThose who didn't know Bonrer Bonner began log ting better on the court," Bonner were a tad more skeptical. time for the Raptors f said. "My total focus was to make "You look at him and you of the 2004-05 season. the NBA the next year." wouldn't think that he can play the dominate the ball, but Bonner toiled with Sicilia, game of basketball -there's the red left him open, he would averaging 19.2 points and 9.3 rehair and he's not the fastest guy" At one point, Bo bounds and holding out hope for Raptors guard Mo Peterson said. NBA with a field go fancy about e stutter step re, ball cocks head -but n i I h t r a above 60 percent. The only thing more striking than that statistic is the way Bonner has lived his NBA life. Toronto's Rafer Alston, also known as "Skip to My Lou," his AND 1 moniker, could qualify as Bonner's polar opposite, a spokesperson for the NBA culture. But even Alston can't discrihinate against a teammate who says he has yet to club with his teammates. "I don't know if he likes techno dancing or things like that, but we have to find out what kind of place he would like to go to," Alston said. "We don't mind hanging out with Matt cause he's a fun guy." Maybe Bonner stays in because he doesn't have a car. Instead he walks -yes, walks -to every home practice and game. Sometimes Bonner frequents the pricier of restaurants on the way there. Places like Mr. Sub and Subway "You look at him -he's a Red Sox fan, a blue-collar guy, walks to practice every day -he's not highmaintenance," Peterson said. "He comes into practice, punches in and goes back home." And on the way to work Bonner encounters his very own fans, who call him the Red Rocket. "The fans go crazy for some reason," Bonner said. "It's a hockey town and they love when someone comes in and works hard." The rap on Bonner's future Bonner has scored 10 points or more 23 times this season. He's drained 36 threes, 34 of those within the last three monTis. And Bonner's field-goal percentage of 54.6 percent? That would be fourth behind Shaquille O'Neal, Amare Stoudamire and Yao Ming. "Matt's a good kid, works good, plays hard and is very respectful," Toronto head coach Sam Mitchell said. "I wish there were more Matt Bonner guys in the NBA." Bonner sees himself as a starter down the road. And Toronto's young nucleus of Bosh, Alston and Peterson looks to include Bonner in the future. "That's up to Matt," Mitchell said. "If he works and continues to develop as a player, the sky's the limit. He can be whatever he wants Swish. to be." S w i s h .Said Peterson: "He's put himself S w i s h -in a position where he's going to Then four make a lot of money." more, makSomething tells you he's not ing for a toabout the money. Even so, his finantal of seven cial troubles are likely over. consecutive "How are we going to cut a guy lovable left that was leading the league in field goal percentage?" Mitchell said. g different," Of course, his shooting is no acBosh said. cident. to play basAfter nailing seven consecaitive ay. Everyone shots from the left elbow, Bonner e basketball. trots in his own goofy way to the shooting the right. he league for At first he misses several uncontested jumpers -this is his own ,ing playing way of showing he is just Matt on the onset Bonner. He wouldn't Then he casually hits eight conif opponents secutive shots -this is his.sown fire. way of showing he is one healthy ner led the and soon-to-be millionaire Red 1 percentage Rocket.

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