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VOLUME 101 ISSUE 85


FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008


Fla. board approves statewide tuition hike


* THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED
ENROLLMENT LIMITS.

By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
dswerdlow@alligator.org

TALLAHASSEE In an unplanned move
at its meeting Thursday, the Florida Board
of Governors approved an 8 percent tuition
increase for Florida's 11 state universities next


year.
The money was earmarked to hire more
faculty and advisers and to fund need-based
financial aid. It is unknown whether the
Florida Bright Futures scholarship program
would cover the hike.
The board, the State University System's
highest governing body, also decided to set
enrollment limits at Florida universities to
brace for impending budget cuts due to state
revenue shortfalls.
Both measures will go into effect in the fall.


Bill Edmonds, spokesman for the board,
said an 8 percent tuition increase would bring
in an-extra $93 a semester, or about $186 a year,
from every student.
UF's tuition currently costs
State about $3,300 a year, according
News to the UF admissions' Web site.
The tuition increase is pro-
jected to bring in an extra $32
million statewide, Edmonds said.
According to the board, 70 percent of the
revenue from the tuition increase would fund


more faculty and adviser hiring, and 30 per-
cent would provide need-based aid.
UF, Florida State University and the
University of South Florida were already
expecting tuition increases because of the
previously approved the Tuition Differential
Program, which was passed by the Legislature
last year and will go into effect in the fall.
Those three universities can raise tuition
up to 40 percent over four years, as long as the

SEE BOG, PAGE 8


Student gets inked for concert tickets


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

When listeners of the
Kevin and Casey morning
show on KISS 105.3 FM were
asked what they would do
to meet Disney's Hannah
Montana, they gave some
interesting responses.
Someone promised to
eat bugs. A woman said she
would shave her head.
"I think I'm crazy, but
it's worth it."
McCall Blanchard
ticket winner

But when two listeners
convinced the DJs they were
the most deserving to go to
Tuesday's sold-out show in
Orlando and agreed to tat-
too the station's logo on their
bodies live on the air they
knew they had their winners.
That was how McCall
Blanchard, a 20-year-old
SFCC student, found herself
in Bodytech Tattooing and
Piercing on West University
Avenue Thursday morning.
After an hour and a half,
a 5-by-5-inch, open-jawed al-
ligator with "KISS 105. 3 FM"
above its head was displayed
prominently between her
-shoulder blades.
"I think I'm crazy, but it's
worth it," Blanchard said.
She won the hearts of the


DJs when she told them her with a birth defect called Blanchard said.
story. spina bifida, which affects "My niece has been
The tickets would be for the spinal cord. through a lot," she said as the
her 7-vear-old niece, Brianna Brianna is confined to a


Blanchard, who was born wheelchair most of the time,


SEE TATTOO, PAGE 8


SFCC student McCall Blanchard gets a radio station's logo tattooed on her back by Bodytech
Tattooing and Piercing owner Wayne Lessard for Hannah Montana tickets.


0 UF center
Marreese Speights
is beginning to
live up to the lofty
expectations he
received after play-
ing sparingly last
season. He will lead
the Gators against
Vanderbilt Sunday.
See story, pg. 24.


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UF President Bernie Machen
pitched Florida Tomorrow, UF's new-
est capital campaign, to an audience
of about 450 on Thursday night in
Miami.
The speech was the first of several
upcoming events making up UF's
regional campaigning efforts for
Florida Tomorrow.
The campaign,
similar to The Gator
Nation promotion,
was created by the
UF Foundation to
attract donations to
the university.
Florida
Machen Tomorrow's overall
goal is to raise $1.5 billion during the
next five years. Machen announced
the campaign's official kickoff in
September.
Chris Brazda, spokesman for the
UF Foundation, said UF has set mon-
etary goals for each region Machen
visits, and UF hopes to raise $65
million in donations from the Miami-
Dade area.
Machen's audience on Thursday
was comprised mostly of UF alumni
and friends, Brazda said.
His next two destinations will be
Orlando on April 2 and New York
City on May 15.
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2, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,2008

News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
AmeriCorps Alachua County
Reads
Room S 236/237 SFCC
Northwest campus, 5 p.m., 6
p.m., tonight
Alachua County Reads will be
hosting two training and ori-
entation sessions for students
interested in getting involved
with the program, which offers
reading tutoring for students in
at-risk elementary schools.
Poker Tournament
UF Hillel, 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.,
Saturday
Alpha Epsilon Pi will host
its fourth annual "Poker All
Night Long," a No-Limit Texas
Hold 'Em tournament. All
money raised will benefit The
Leukemia & Lymphoma soci-
ety. Entry is $5.
Contemporary Art Discussion
Ham Museum, 3 p.m., Sunday
UF professor Celeste Roberge
will present a gallery talk of the
exhibition "Vision/Revision:
Contemporary Art from the
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FHP troopers arrest man with 1,400 prescription pills


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Staff Writer
jponn@alligator.org

Florida Highway Patrol troop-
ers arrested a man just south of
Gainesville on Wednesday after-
noon after they found a loaded gun
and more than 1,400 prescription-
drug pills in the car he was driving,
according to an FHP news release.
Stephen Douglas Griffin, 56,-was
pulled over on Interstate. 75 near
milepost 380 because his windows
were unlawfully tinted and because
he had improperly passed another
vehicle, according to his arrest re-


port.
After running a computer check,
an FHP trooper found that Griffin
had a suspended and expired
Kentucky driver's license.
The trooper then began to search
the 1994 red Buick that Griffin was
driving and found six empty pre-
scription bottles inside, according to
Griffin's arrest report.
The trooper then opened the
trunk of the car and discovered two
black boxes that held a .380-caliber
semi-automatic gun and 15 pill
bottles, the report stated.
Five of the bottles were- unla-
beled and contained five different


drugs, according to the report and
an FHP news release.
ThedrugsindudedHydrocodone
and Oxycodone,
both of which
are pain kill-
ers that can be
abused as opi-
ates, according
to the U.S. Drug
Enforcement
Administration's
Web site.
Methadone, a drug often used
today for the treatment of narcotic
addition, according to the DEA site,
was also found in Griffin's car.


Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug,
and Amoxicillin, an antibiotic, were
found as well:
In total, 1,466 pills were found.
According the press release, the
street value of those pills is esti-
mated around $30,000.
Troopers also found $5,424 on
Griffin, mostly in new $100 bills,
and an application for a birth certifi-
cate from Ohio under his name with
a different date of birth. Troopers
also found a list of people named
Stephen Griffin of different ages and
with different addresses from the
Web site People Finder.
Florida Department of Law


Enforcement agents questioned
Griffin and a passenger he was driv-
ing with.
Griffin said he was from Fort
Lauderdale, but the passenger told
the FDLE agents that Griffin was
coming to Florida to get the pre-
scriptions,. which he was planning
to sell in Kentucky.
The passenger, who was not
identified and not charged with any
crime, said Griffin brings people
down to Florida to meet doctors in
exchange for half of their prescrip-
tions. Griffin is being held in the
Alachua County Jail on several mis-
demeanor and felony charges.


Departing dean a finalist for provost at U. of Arizona


*KHARGONEKAR HAS BEEN UF
ENGINEERING DEAN FOR 7 YEARS.

By LIA GANOSELLIS
Alligator Writer
eganosellis@alligator.org

Pramod Khargonekar, the outgoing dean
in UF's College of Engineering, is one of
three finalists for the position of provost at
the University of Arizona.
Khargonekar, who is finishing his sev-
enth year as dean of the engineering college,
announced his resignation in December.


Although he had planned to stay at
UF to teach and conduct research, he said
Thursday he is considering the job at UA.
"If everything works out, certainly it's a
very attractive position," he said.
He graduated from UF in 1981 with a
Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
After all the time he's spent at UF, he said
it wouldn't be easy to leave.
"I'm a UF graduate, and I've been here
for seven years, so I have a lot of attachment
to Florida," he said. "But it's an exciting op-
portunity."
He began his career as an assistant pro-
fessor at UF. In 1984, he took a position at the


University of Minnesota, where he taught
for five years as an electrical engineering
professor.
He was also a professor at the University
of Michigan for 12 years before returning to
UF in 2001.
U F If Khargonekar
Adu istratio is chosen for the
position at Arizona,
he said it would be
the highest and most prestigious position
he's held yet.
"I expect it will be a challenge, but I think
I'm well prepared for it," he said.
Khargonekar said he will visit the UA


campus in Tuscon next week to meet fac-
ulty members and participate in a campus
forum.
Johnny Cruz, a UA spokesman, said the
three candidates were narrowed down from
about 60 applicants.
The other two finalists are Meredith Hay
of the University of Iowa and the University
of Utah's Robert Newman.
UA President Robert Shelton will make
the final decision, Cruz said.
If Khargonekar isn't chosen for the posi-
tion, he said it wouldn't be a setback.
"I could stay at Florida for the rest of my
career, and I could do it happily," he said.


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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,2008


On amendment, governments and homeowners split


Proposal would decrease property taxes


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

Get put on hold by Gov. Charlie
Crist's office these days, and you
won't hear easy listening music.
Instead, the phone plays a
voiceover praising the controver-
sial Amendment 1, a proposal to
decrease property taxes on the bal-
lot on Tuesday.
Crist set out on a bus tour Jan.
16 encouraging voters around the
state to vote "yes" on the amend-
ment to the state constitution, and
he's been promoting it for much
longer than that.
If the amendment passed, it
would save each Florida home-
owner an average of $240 a year in
property taxes $336 in Alachua
County and allow owners to
keep a percentage of their tax
breaks if they move.
But not everyone is pleased.
Alachua County Commissioner
Rodney Long announced Tuesday
the county is officially opposed
to the amendment, stating that it .
imposes on local governments and
budgets.
"Amendment 1 makes a broken
tax system even worse," Long
said.

Financial Relief
The value of houses nationwide
has increased dramatically over
the past five years, according to
Global Insight, a global economic
forecaster.


But under a 1995 Florida
amendment called Save Our
Homes, homeowners have only
had to pay taxes on a 3 percent in-
crease in their homes' values each
year, said Bryan Pollak, a South
Florida mortgage broker.
So, if someone bought a home
for $100,000, and the market value
skyrocketed to $200,000 the next
year, Save Our Homes guaranteed
the owner could only be taxed on
$103,000, Pollack said.
"If you're a widow and you're
on a fixed income, it's not your
fault if the value of your house
goes up," he said. "It's a very nice
social welfare thing, so to speak."
But owners who move lose that
tax break and have to pay taxes on
the complete and inflated value of
'their new homes. So why would
anyone move, and who can afford
to?
Not many, and that's the prob-
lem Amendment 1 aims to solve. It
would allow people to take a per-
centage of their savings with them
when they move.
The idea is to spur property
sales in a stagnant market.
Michael Kitchens, executive
vice president of Bosshardt Realty
Services, said he thinks the amend-
ment would encourage both mov-
ers and first-time buyers.
"Affordability is becoming
more and more of an issue,"
Kitchens said, "especially for a
first-time home buyer."
Alachua County has one of


the highest property taxes in the
state, he said. He said he hopes
this amendment, if passed, brings
financial relief.
"They're taxing us at just about
the highest rate they possibly can,"
he said. "In order to afford hous-
ing in Alachua County, for some
people, this is a necessity."
State Rep. Larry Cretul, who
represents parts of Alachua
County, said he's in favor of the
amendment and would support
even more cuts.
"Affordability is becom-
ing more and more of an
issue."
Michael Kitchens
executive vice president of Boss-
hardt Realty

"I don't know if it's going to
do enough to generate the kind of
recovery we need in the housing
market at this moment," he said.
Pollak agreed that this particu-
lar amendment might not be the
most effective solution to the hous-
ing problem.
He said he thinks all homes
should be reassessed at current
market values, so that taxes are
more fair. Doing that would allow
the state to collect the same amount
of tax revenue, while encouraging
people to buy homes.
Homeowner and UF law stu-
dent Jason Boffey said he planned
to vote in favor of the amendment.
He said he wants to sell his


house soon, and thinks he can save
a few hundred dollars in taxes
with the new amendment.
"I think it's going to be a worth-
while thing," he said. "It may cost
the local government, but they'll
adjust."

Budget Woes
Though Gainesville has not is-
sued an official statement against
Amendment 1 like Alachua
County has, city spokesman Bob
Woods said the city cannot afford.
the tax cuts.
Property tax cuts could carve
at least $3 million out of the city's
budget, he said.
The city currently has a budget
of about $95 million, he said, but
$18.9 million of that is untouch-
able, set aside for credit, insurance,
vehicle upkeep and utilities. About
$47 million is budgeted for public
safety police and fire depart-
ments which the city would
rather not touch, he said.
That means the $3 million
would come out of the remaining
$29.3 million, which is budgeted
for social services and "niceties."
Woods said the city commission
hasn't decided what to cut yet.
"They're going to look across
the board at all the city depart-
ments," he said. "I aon't think
any department is exempt from
consideration."
City Commissioner Scherwin
Henry said that while the city will
not cut from public safety depart-
ments, it may have to institute a
"fire assessment fee."
"Fire service needs to be pro-


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Framed with spare bike rims, SFCC student Vyki Englert ,speaks with Andy Lievertz, an SFCC systems analyst, during the
Gainesville Community Bicycle Project meeting Thursday at The Kickstand off South Main Street in Gainesville.


vided," he said, "but it doesn't
come free."
The new cuts would be on top
of $4 million that was trimmed
from the budget last year as a re-
sult of other tax cuts. At the time,
Woods said, the city was able to
make most of its cuts internally.
He's not sure they can do it again.
"Undoubtedly some of those
cuts will begin to affect the service
level to taxpayers," he said.
Alachua County Commissioner
Mike Byerly said now is a bad time
for a tax cut.
"There aren't a lot of frills left
for us to cut," Byerly said. "And
of course, one person's frills are
another person's top priority."

Not the End
To be voted into the constitu-
tion, the amendment must .be
approved by 60 percent of voters,
rather than a traditional simple
majority.
But even if the amendment
doesn't pass, voters could see
more property tax proposals on the
ballot in November. The Taxation
and Budget Reform Commission,
a committee appointed by the gov-
ernor and Legislature, is studying
Florida's property tax structure to
come up with its own recommen-
dation.
The House will be back in ses-
sion in March and discuss whether
more needs to be done, Cretul
said.
"There are other things moving
along at the same time, and I don't
know who's going to make it to the
finish line," he said.


Bicycle group


opens new HQ

A Gainesville bicycling organization is intro-
ducing its new headquarters and bike repair shop
with several events today.
The group, called The Kickstand, will host a
bike ride starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Plaza of the
Americas on the UF campus and ending at the
shop at 722 South Main St.
The finish line will feature a reception with free
veggie chili and live performances by bands such
as Umoja Orchestra, Team Mascot,
Local The Impossible Shoelace and Dirty
News Fist, said Ani Previc, director of The
Kickstand.
Previc said the organization provides
Gainesville bicyclists with free bike repairs, com-
munity service opportunities and biking informa-
tion.
"The spirit behind the project is that riding
bicycles provides anyone from any background
a chance to feel like part of community," she said.
"This is a community that is health conscious,
sustainable and non-partisan."
The Kickstand is accepting donations of old
'bicycles and parts, Previc said.
However, she said her favorite donations are
volunteers.
"Coming here shows people that they belong
somewhere," Previc said with a smile. "It's em-
powering."
ELIZABETH LEVA






FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 5


UPD first to be accredited at intl., state, univ. levels


Accreditations came at 'bad time'


By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

University Police is the first department in
the nation to achieve "Triple Crown" status
after receiving accreditation on international,
state, and university levels.
Each accreditation requires that the de-
partment pass an inspection of every nook
and cranny of the agency, said Robert Wagner,
UPD administrative support lieutenant.
UPD is also the only campus law enforce-


ment agency in the state of Florida to be given
an international award, Wagner said.
The major benefit of the recent achieve-
ments is the credibility UPD has gained, he
said.
"I think it's nice there is positive press
out there to offset some of the negative press
since the Andrew Meyer situation," he said,
referring to the UPD Tasering of Meyer, a UF
student, in September at a public forum.
UPD heard the news of its success in the
middle of a five-day inspection process from
the international accrediting agency, he said.


"It came at a bad time because it didn't
get a lot of attention," he said, "but it came
at a good time because it provided us with a
diversion and boost during a stressful time."
He said UPD has received calls seeking
advice on its- successful policies
Public since the attention the "Triple
Safety Crown" status has brought it.
"When you see the University
of Florida name associated with
an accreditation policy, that gives it some
serious weight," he said.
Capt. Jeff Holcomb, UPD spokesman,
said the standards required to receive these
accreditations prove that UPD officers are


performing at their highest potential.
With 160 employees, UPD is one of the
largest campus law enforcement agencies in
the country, Wagner said.
UPD and the Gainesville Police
Department also work closely together,
Holcomb said. The two agencies team up in
difficult situations off campus or when extra
security is needed on campus, he said.
Wagner said no amount of recognition
would encourage UPD officers to stop trying
to improve even more.
"UP ought to be leading the way for the
nation," Wagner said. "So we should do that
too."


Study: Stress, anxiety may increase risk of heart disease


* ACADEMIC PRESSURE
PUTS STUDENTS AT RISK.

By GABRIELLE FALCONEIRI
Alligator Contributing Writer

Most college students realize that
stress and anxiety can take a toll on
their nerves. What they might not
realize is that it's also taking a toll on
their hearts.
The Journal of the American
College of Cardiology recently add-
ed chronic anxiety and stress to a list
of psychological factors that increase
the risk of heart attacks. ;


The list also includes anger, hos-
tility and depression.
While triggers for stress can vary
between individuals, there seems
to be a trend of academic pressure
that affects the majority of college
students with anxiety issues, said
Roberta S. Seldman, psychologist
at UF's Student Mental Health
Services.
"There is an extreme and unusu-
ally high need not to get a degree,
but get straight A's," she said.
Todd Broder, a third-year psy-
chology resident at Shands at UF,
said that 30 to 40 years ago the ex-
pectation was just to graduate high


school. Now graduating college and
participating in master's or doctoral
programs is expected.
"We believe mind and body
are one."
Roberta Seldman
UF psychologist

While worrying about an assign-
ment won't cause lasting damage,
living in constant worry can quickly
result in serious physical problems.
Seldman said panic attacks
are the top physical issue she sees
brought on by stress.


"Developing heart irregularity is
also a big one," she added.
There also seems to be a cultural
phenomenon in the U.S. that equates
a certain amount of normalcy with
stress, Seldman said. With the re-
lease of this information, cardiolo-
gists have started to examine both
physiological and psychological
aspects of a patient when deciding
upon treatments.
Seldman said this will benefit
overall patient care.
"We believe mind and body are
one," she said. "There isn't a separa-
tion."
Students can learn to cope with


stress and anxiety through pro-
grams offered by the university.
Student Mental Health Services
offers both individual counseling
and group courses.
Although there are plenty of
programs available to UF students,
Seldman said that participation lev-
els are "terrible."
"We have 50,000 students at this
university and maybe 15 in a class,"
she said.
She attributes the lack of involve-
ment to low levels of publicity and
university support.
"We're just Band-Aids," she said.
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Editorial
There may be a logical explanation for why you woke
up feeling like crap Tuesday. Yes, it did signal the end
of the only long weekend we have until Spring Break,
but it may very well be because the third week in January is
among one of the most depressing of the year, according to a
researcher from Cardiff University.
So while you look forward to this weekend to banish
thoughts about the cold weather and your mounting holi-
day credit card debt, we hope you'll crack a smile with this
week's edition of...



Darts & Laurels
We begin on a positive note with a way-to-rally-the-most-
apathetic-demographic LAUREL to Chomp the Vote.
Their efforts to increase awareness about the importance
of voting may not be as flashy as years past, when they drove
students to polling places in limos, but the fact that they are
willing to spend hours on the Reitz Union Colonnade to
help voters find their polling locations says something about
their dedication. We appreciate their attempts to make sure
students have their voices heard in the primaries, even if we
don't get a sweet ride to the ballot box this time.
Next up, we've got a maybe-you-were-confused-about-
your-job-but-you-actually-do-represent-the-university
DART to President Bernie Machen.
His public announcement that he would endorse Sen.
John McCain for president this week was inappropriate and
misguided. And with McCain scheduled to make a campaign
stop in Gainesville on Sunday, Machen can't reasonably ex-
pect us to believe that he just randomly decided to announce
his presidential preference now.
While we're on the subject of confusion, we have to hand
a so-what-exactly-is-your-story-again DART to UF gymnast
Maranda Smith.
In an interview earlier this month, she said she spoke with
football coach Urban Meyer "every day" about coming to UF
in hopes of luring her wide-receiver boyfriend, Carl Moore,
to Gainesville. +
Smith changed her story Wednesday, saying that she may
have exaggerated after her statements sparked an investi-
gation by the UF compliance department. So either she's a
drama queen or she's trying to get Meyer out of hot water.
Whatever, it is, we're hoping she learned the value of think-
ing before you speak.
We couldn't go without mentioning what many news or-
ganizations continue to dub the biggest story of the week -
the sad, untimely death of 28-year-old actor Heath Ledger.
When Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apart-
ment Tuesday, rumors swirled around cyberspace of the
actor's history of drug use. We are so disgusted that we have
to hand over a don't-you-understand-what-rest-in-peace-
means DART to the Best Buy in San Diego for putting up a
display urging people to honor the actor by purchasing his
movies on DVD just hours after his death.
And let's not forget the radical Westboro Baptist Church
in Kansas and its plans to protest Ledger's memorial service
because he played a homosexual character in "Brokeback
Mountain."
Not to depress you any longer, the future of higher
education in Florida saw a glimmer of hope this week. Our
final thank-you-for-finally-taking-steps-to-make-a-positive-
change LAUREL goes to the Board of Governors.
Although it may be disappointing for high school seniors
statewide, the proposal limiting the number of incoming
freshman next fall is a responsible move to ensure that all UF
students get the education they expect and pay for from
a flagship university.


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Opinions


Column

Respect for all worr
spent this past weekend in Las Vegas with my mom
and a friend celebrating my 21st birthday. My social sta-
tus as a young female has never proved so beneficial.
I skipped hour-long lines, scooted my way into VIP areas
and received free lap dances from Australian male strip-
pers (no, seriously).
I was impressed by how easy it was to get special treat-
ment as a woman. Then I realized how ridiculous that is.
The only time in my life that it's actually been advanta-
geous to have two X chromosomes was during a weekend
trip to the Strip. I don't think Gloria Steinem would be
very happy.
This got me to thinking about women in the 21st cen-
tury.
We like to believe that respect for gender, if not com-
plete equality, has finally come to fruition. But has it?
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has definitely
endured her share of ridicule as a female.
At a recent speech given by Clinton prior to the New
Hampshire primaries, two male attendees proved that
sexism still exists.
The men, positioned near the front of the auditorium,
interrupted her speech by chanting, "Iron my shirts," until
escorted away by security guards. Clinton spoke of break-
ing a glass ceiling and cleverly concluded her speech by
saying, "If there's anybody in the audience who wants
to learn to iron his own shirt, we can talk about that."
Although the event has been named as a factor in Hillary's
growing popularity, it is still unnerving as a female to hear
men so certain of women's inferiority.
Here's another example of how far we still have to
go. This week on Yahoo News there was an article about
the growing prominence of female CEOs in Fortune 500
companies. Neato, I thought. Then, I read on. There are


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en still not reality
currently 10 female CEOs. Wow,
10, really? This is news?
I'll do the math to save you the
trouble. Two percent of the top
500 companies in the U.S. are run
by women. This information is
Carly Hallam neither astounding nor encourag-
letters@alligator.org ing. In fact, it saddens me. Is that
really newsworthy? If women
were truly as respected as men in
the workplace, there would be more like a few hundred
powerful ladies on the list.
I understand there are many working women who quit
their jobs at one point or another to raise children, thus
preventing them from moving to the top of the corporate
ladder.
But I don't believe this is the reason that 98 percent of
Fortune 500 companies are run by men just as I don't
think Hillary's starched, wrinkle-free shirts are the reason
male protestors asked her to iron theirs.
I'll admit I'm guilty of joking about marrying for money
and spending my days on the tennis courts. But honestly, I
plan to have a successful career as well as a family. I want
to drop my kids off at school and then kick off my pink
heels beneath my oak desk in the comer office.
In order to do both, I have to be seen as an equal or at
least be revered for more than my ability to bake Funfetti
cupcakes.
In this particular instance, what happened in Vegas
must not stay in Vegas. I hope that some day respect
for women will be as common as bottles of bronzer in a
Thunder From Down Under dressing room.
Carly Hallam is an advertising senior. Her column appears
on Fridays.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Bush has done a lot for the country
I'm disheartened by the majority of our
students' determination to bash President
Bush. In the wake of terrorist attacks, natural
disasters and skyrocketing oil prices, we're liv-
ing a quality of life similar to before all of these
things took place. This fact speaks volumes
about the president's policies, both foreign
and domestic, because no other country's
economy could boast such resilience.
Despite how many close calls we have had,
there has not been another major attack on the
United States since our government has taken
the proactive steps to prevent them.
If anything, Bush has defended the inter-
ests of our generation better than any other
president in history by keeping us safe,
lowering taxes and initiating reform for the


entitlement programs that stance
under our watch.



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I to run dry Contrary to what magazines may say, men
actually prefer women who have minds and
Kate Wallace wear attire that shows that. What you wear on
UF alumna the outside reflects what you are on the inside,
so don't wear something that belongs in a
tackle box or a music video.
You are not a material girl and you are not
going to a wrestling match, so please look to


Machen's endorsement troubling
UF President Bernie Machen is in no way
obligated to keep his politics to himself.
What the students and faculty of Florida
should question, however, is his endorsement
of a candidate who advocates teaching cre-
ationism in public schools, encourages a con-
tinuing war in Iraq, considers singing "Bomb


Tights are for wrestlers and bimbos The New Yorker for fashion advice and not Iran" at a campaign stop witty, is rated low
On Thursday, Avenue writer Vanessa Cosmopolitan or the Alligator. for his support of civil rights by the NAACP,
Dimaggio said that wearing tights is fashion- A good rule of thumb: don't follow the votes against protecting homosexuals from
able for women. As a staunch, heterosexual Confederate Railroad song "Trashy Women." discrimination and supports a state ban on
male, I beg you women out there, don't wear Michael Walker gay marriage. Considering his endorsement
tights. This is not the '80s. No one wants to 4LS of these positions, it is the judgment, wisdom
feel like a virgin. And Madonna has hit meno- and integrity of your college president that
pause, so quit trying to look like her. All the ce- should be questioned.
lebrities Dimaggio named Hilton, Holmes Charles Bittner
and Lohan are the three biggest bimbos in Academic liaison, The Nation Magazine
Hollywood.


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In high-def format war, Blu-ray trumps HD DVD locally


Reminiscent of VHS-Beta battle


By VANESSA DIMAGGIO
Alligator Contributing Writer

After more than a year of playing tug-of-
war with HD DVD, or High Definition DVD,
it appears that Blu-ray Disc may have emerged
as the front-runner in the format war.
The two companies have been dueling for
domination of the high-definition DVD mar-
ket since they released their first movie titles
in 2006.
"Blu-ray is definitely winning the war,"
said Andrew Cohen, the general manager of
the three Gainesville Blockbuster locations.
Of the Blockbuster stores and two
Hollywood Video stores in Gainesville, only
one store carries HD DVDs.
All three Blockbuster stores carry Blu-ray
Discs, and about a dozen people come looking
for Blu-ray rentals on a weekday, while dose
to 20 come in on the weekends, Cohen said.
They get three to four new titles each Week,
and he expects that number to continue grow-
ing in the future.


This comes after parent company
Blockbuster Inc. announced last June that
it would expand Blu-ray Disc inventory to
1,700 Blockbuster stores by mid-July. It an-
nounced it would continue to offer HD DVD
titles through its online rental service and in a
select number of stores, according to its press
release.
Cohen said his stores carry dose to 100
movie titles in Blu-ray Disc.
That number has grown significantly from
when they first started offering them last June,
Cohen said. They started out with about a
half-dozen titles, but are now constantly add-
ing new movies and expanding their catalog
of older titles.
Blu-ray Discs are winning the format war
among movie studios as well.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. an-
nounced on Jan. 4 that it would start releasing
its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in
the Blu-ray Disc format this June, according to
a press release.
Cohen said this leaves the already strug-


gling HD DVD with two major movie studios,
Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures,
still making their movies in the HD DVD
format.
He attributes the growing popularity of
Blu-ray Discs to the large population of stu-
dents who own PlayStation 3s, which can be
used as Blu-ray Disc players.
"Technology comes around that's
just better than the last one."
Peter Zory
UF professor

HD DVD lacks the added support of hav-
ing a popular game console equipped with the
ability to play the format. It does offer an at-
tachment to turn an Xbox 360 into an HD DVD
player. Other than that, customers must pur-
chase specifically designed HD DVD players.
The feud between the two formats origi-
nates with the invention of the blue laser, said
Peter Zory, a professor in the department of
electrical and computer engineering at UF.
Zory, who worked with Philips Electronics


on the first CDs in the 1980s, likens the format
war between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD to a
similar situation in the 1980s.
"It's exactly the same conflict," he said.
"VHS won, and Beta is no more."
Zory is not entirely convinced that the bat-
tle lies between the two high-definition DVD
formats. After seeing Apple CEO Steve Jobs
unveil the new MacBook Air laptop last week,
Zory believes there is a bigger threat looming
on the horizon.
A computer as tiny as the MacBook Air
can't even play discs.
Zory thinks the future of home video
watching lies in flash memory drives and that
Blu-ray Discs, HD DVDs and DVDs alike are
doomed.
"I'm sorry to say that," Zory said. "I was in
the beginning of all these things, working on
the lasers, so I don't like to see laser applica-
tions go down the tubes, but this is such an
amazing thing," he added, holding the tiny
memory stick in his hand.
He believes Blu-ray Discs will win out the
*format war and that people will use them for
long-term storage. But for short-term, flash
drives are the way to go.


Students will see 8 percent increase this fall


BOG, from page 1


yearly increase does not exceed
15 percent.
Regardless of the new hike,
they are still capped at 15 per-
cent, Edmonds said. He said
this is the second time the board
has exercised its right to set
tuition.
Members approved a 5
percent increase, which went
into effect this semester, at the
board's July meeting.
Whether the board actually
has tuition-setting authority is
still under.
The Florida Legislature
instituted its own 5 percent tu-
ition hike this semester, as well.
A pending lawsuit from the
board against the Legislature
will decide which body has that
power.
A judge threw out the law-
suit earlier this month, stating
that the board failed to show
standing in the case.
The board has until Feb. 4 to
resubmit the suit with further
evidence.
Edmonds said the board
hasn't resubmitted additional
evidence yet, but in the mean-
time it will continue to act
under the belief that it'has the
power to set tuition.
The board will do so "until
the court says no," he said.
Despite the ongoing lawsuit,
Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of
the board, downplayed con-
cerns about the Legislature's
reaction to the board's increase.
"I'm confident the
Legislature understands that
we want to work with them,"
Rosenberg said.
He said he didn't want to
raise tuition, but he said the
board was left with almost no
choice.
"The rubber band is stretched
as tight as it can be stretched,"
he said. "We are slowing down
as a system. In essence, we're


running out of gas."
However, Rosenberg said he
wasn't worried about negative
student reactions to the increase
because of complaints about
a lack of faculty, advisers and
course availability all prob-
lems the hike intends to solve.
Florida currently ranks last
in terms of nationwide student-
teacher ratios, according to sta-
tistics presented at the meeting.
Originally, one of the board
members proposed an annual
13 percent tuition increase for
the next five years, but it was
reduced to the one-time 8 per-
cent hike.
After the meeting, Sheila
McDevitt, the board member


who proposed reducing the
amount of the hike, said she
wanted to fix budget problems
-in the short term by setting an
increase for only the fall.
UF Student Body President
Ryan Moseley, the only student
on the board, voted against
the motion in a budget com-
mittee meeting before the full
board meeting. Moseley said he
didn't have enough time to con-
sider the issue. But the motion
passed after about 45 minutes
of discussion at the budget com-
mittee meeting.
Moseley said he wanted the
board,to postpone further dia-
logue on the proposal until the
next board meeting in March.


The board also unanimously
passed a motion advising
Florida's public universities to
limit enrollment.
"We've reached a point
in this state where we can no
longer do more with less,"
said board member Tico Perez.
"We're beyond cutting to the
bone, and we're starting to cut
off limbs."
Carolyn Roberts, board
chairwoman, said the board
would not assign each univer-
sity a quota on how many stu-
dents it can enroll.
Instead, she said trustees at
each school would submit an
enrollment plan to. the board for
approval.


UF Student Body President Ryan Moseley speaks during a Board of Governors meeting in Tal-
lahassee on Thursday afternoon. Moseley voted against a tuition increase.


Student got

tattooed for

her niece

TATTOO, from page 1

tattooing machine buzzed on her
back, completing what would be
her fourth tattoo.
The station decided to award
Blanchard both the front-row
tickets and the backstage passes
because the other contestant did
not show up.
The station did not explain
why.
Additionally, the
LOCal DJs told Blanchard
News on the air that a
limousine will take
Brianna from her home in Tampa
to the concert.
Brianna is excited by the
thought of meeting Hannah
Montana in just four days.
"I love her," she said over the
phone. "She's my favorite pop
star in the world."
Wayne Lessard, Bodytech's
owner, tattooed Blanchard him-
self after the station approached
him with the idea.
"I thought it was such a nice
story," he said.
"I wanted to be involved in it."
Blanchard, who is a Georgia-
raised Bulldogs fan, was hesitant
to have her back permanently tat-
tooed with a gator.
"Can we make the gator red
and black?" she asked, smiling.
In the end, Blanchard was
happy with Lessard's work.
"I'm just glad it's not ugly," she
said. "Wayne did a really good job
on it."






FRIDAY, JANUARY 25,2008 ALLIGATOR, 9


LOCAL

Survey to evaluate


Gainesville services


* 1,200 HOUSEHOLDS
CHOSEN FOR FEEDBACK.

Randomly selected Gainesville
residents will get the chance to
strongly agree or disagree on
city services by completing a new
survey.
City Strategic Planner Lila
Stewart said 1,200 households
were selected to participate.
Next week, the residents will
get a cover letter and a survey to
complete.
They will receive multiple cop-
ies of the survey to remind them
to complete it, Stewart said.
"It's basically a mechanism
to obtain feedback from our citi-
zens," she said.
The data will be collected from
Jan. 28 to Feb. 29.
Residents will get the chance
to rate how much they like liv-
ing in Gainesville, as well as


how effective the city has been
in tackling issues like housing,
healthcare and transportation.
They are also asked how im-
portant some of the provided
city services are to them, Stewart
said.
The city is using The National
Citizen Survey, which is spon-
sored by the International City/
County Management Association
in cooperation with the National
Research Center.
It's the first year the city has
used the survey, and it costs
$8,900 to implement.
About 20 other cities in
Florida have used the survey,
such as Melbourne, Oldsmar and
Sarasota.
In April, city officials will
receive a report that they can
compare with results from other
similarly populated areas.
APRIL DUDASH


Blood drive exceeds average


By ABBY SNYDER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Local LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers collected about
100 more donations than ex-
pected for their local blood
drive, helping to ease the pres-
sure of a recent blood shortage.
The blood drive, which ran
Friday through Monday, was
held to restock centers that are
experiencing shortages due to
a decline in donations, over the
holidays.
During the four-day blood
drive, 338 donations were
collected at the bloodmobile
outside the Butler Plaza Regal
Cinemas and at local collec-
tion centers, said Wendy Hill,
LifeSouth branch manager for
the Civitan region.
This far exceeds the average
collection of 231 donations from


previous years, Hill said.
Because the blood shortage
is nationwide, collection cen-
ters low on blood can't import
supplies from other centers,
she said.
"People take vacations,
their kids are out of school,
and they're rushed
Public with shopping and
Health preparing for the
holiday season,"
Hill said. "Blood doesn't take
a vacation."
Although all blood types are
still needed, the success of the
blood drive helped relieve the
shortage of blood types A and
B in local LifeSouth centers, she
said. An emergency shortage of
blood types 0 and O-negative
is still in effect, however.
Neon signs placed around
UF's campus reading "Critical
Blood Shortage" have been


notifying students about cur-
rent needs. Students contribute
more than 50 percent of the lo-
cal blood supply, Hill said.
UF Spanish junior Cedar
Lane went to determine his
blood type and donate Tuesday
at an on-campus bloodmobile
after seeing a sign advertising
the shortage of type 0 blood.
After learning he was type
A, Lane said, "I heard it's a
good thing to know for emer-
gencies, and I thought that if
I was a type 0, I'd definitely
donate. But I decided to do it
anyway."
If the blood shortage per-
sists, local hospitals could have
to cancel surgeries, Hill said,
but she doesn't think it's likely.
"We haven't put our hos-
pitals in any critical shortages
yet," she said. "Hopefully we'll
pull out of it."


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LOCAL

Roundup targets


invasive potatoes


Volunteers of all ages are
fighting back this Saturday
against a deadly threat air
potatoes.
More than 1,400 people
have signed up for the Ninth
Annual Great Air Potato
Roundup to uproot the in-
vasive species Dioscorea
bulbifera, which can smother
native plants.
"It actually kills," said
Ludovica Weaver, marketing
technician for Gainesville's
Nature Operations Division
of the Department of Parks,
Recreation and Cultural
Affairs, the city organization
coordinating the roundup.
"It has killed three perfectly
healthy trees in my yard."
In the event's eight-year
history, volunteers have
picked more than 60 tons of
the misshapen gray tubers.


This Saturday they will pick
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 33 sites
scattered around Gainesville,
including schools, parks and
neighborhoods, before meet-
ing up at Morningside Nature
Center for a celebration.
"It actually kills."
Ludovica Weaver
marketing technician

Lunch will be served,
prizes given away and free
t-shirts featuring a colorful
Seuss-like character doled out
to volunteers.
"It's a celebration of tak-
ing back our natural areas,"
Weaver said.
Registration for the event
began in the fall and dosed in
early January
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Web site groups Gators sites


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligatororg

A new Web site created by a UF
freshman aims to help students
navigate their most-visited UF
sites by grouping links on one cus-
tomized Gators home page.
Johnny Jackson launched
www.iSwamp.net on Jan. 16,
providing quick links to UF and
community resources, local and
national newspapers, sports sites
and social networking sites on a
single Web page for UF students.
The site has averaged about
200 to 300 visits a day since its
debut, and about 50 students have
already created accounts with
iSwamp, he said.
He said www.iTarheel.com, the
University of North Carolina site
that iSwamp is modeled after, was


around for a year before it started
attracting nearly 20,000 hits a day.
Jackson said he expects his site
to gain popularity soon.
"We're always looking to im-
prove on it," he said. "We want the
Gators to tell us what they want."
Alex Musser, a UF
On the biology junior, took the
Web photographs of com-
mon UF landmarks
that appear on the page, such as
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Reitz
Union Amphitheatre.
Musser said he likes that users
can customize their own links on
the page. He added links of his
online banking seryice and car
forums.
"One of my favorite links is the
Gator-1 Central because my vend-
ing account has been out of money
for a very long time," he said.
Emily Plank, a UF freshman, set


iSwamp as her homepage on Jan.
16. Plank said she personalized
her page with links to the sites of
her hometown newspaper and
sorority.
She said the page helps her
locate all of the resources she regu-
larly uses, such as TutoringZone,
ISIS, movie times and the UF bas-
ketball ticket lottery.
Jackson said he and Brandon
Clark, the UNC student who
created iTarheel.com, have devel-
oped similar sites for Florida State
University, Appalachian State
University and North Carolina
State University
Creating sites such as iSwamp
is a budding business for Jackson,
but he said he has not reaped any
benefits yet.
"It's always been a hobby for
me, so I'd probably do it without
pay anyways," Jackson said.


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UF Student Government will
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Nicolette Nowak, SG sponsor-
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organizations might want them.
"It's a good thing to have," Nowak
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The 2006 yearbooks will be on sale
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1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
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Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
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HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
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Your new home is here & waiting for youl
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Huge, but affordable floorplans.
Great location Call Today 352-376-4002 or
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4-23-72-2

4BR HOUSE
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3901 2-1-08-20-2


BEAUTIFUL AND LUXURIOUS
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Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
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Mill Run 2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet &
paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets
OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec.
(352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2

**CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA**
W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse
unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate.
Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149.
2-18-08-30-2

2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORS!
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Pets welcome! Wood floors available
Open late! 371-7777
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3 Bedroom 2 Bath $1050/mth, completely
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Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with
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hood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, non-
smoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 335-
8209 1-29-15-2


1 Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo.
2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St.
3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave.
Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2

ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF
1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D.
$950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2

3 BR/2 BA, Well Maintained in quiet NW
area, Walk to YMCA, Shops & Restaurants,
Bus.to UF/Shands, Lrg LR W/ Woodstove,
DR, Carport W/ Util.room, Nice big fenced
backyard, $1200, 352-378-2837, 281-7045
1-30-08-15-2.

HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE
FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close
to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES
AT NORMAN. For details visit our website
www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424.
2-6-08-20-2

Beautiful Townhouse/Condo
2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th
PI. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route.
$1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352-
335-3786 2-21-08-30-2

3 bedroom Across from UFI
Available fall 2008
ONLY $505 per person!
Open late and weekends
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

MOVE IN TODAYI
Studios and 1/1s
From as low as $629/personl
Open late and weekends
371-7777 collegeparkuf.com
4-23-08-69-2

Available Aug 1 4BR/3BA beautiful mod-
ern house only 3 years old, dishwasher,
fireplace, wash/dryer, nice quiet street. Call
for directions. $1550/mo. 2108 NW 8th Ct.
339-2342 1-25-08-10-2

HOUSES NEAR UF
3Br-6Br houses for rent. Walk to UF.
Hardwood firs, fireplaces, huge rooms
Photos at: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Tour Todayl Few left 352-376-6223
4-23-59-2

1 Website: 50 Apts Near UF
Choose from Studios, 1,2,3&4BR
Avail Fall. Specials from $474/mo
Lofts, wood firs & more. Some pet
friendly! www.TrimarkProperties.com
Tour today! 352-376-6223
4-23-68-2

$650 roommate needed avail immed.
2/2 luxury apt. walk to campus(Heritage
Oaks).Intemet access incl. in rent. Parking
space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or
dking@mewilson.com 2-11-08-20-2

Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor,
fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad
student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW9th Ave. Call
Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2


OSUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo**2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info***376-6720
4-23-58-2

ANTIQUE HOUSE
1 and 2BR/1BA apt in old house. High ceil-
ings. $475-$575/mo. Also 3BR/2BA house in
Micanopy. Huge bathroom, large yard, in city.
Call Greg 214-3291 1-31-12-2


** LUXURY APTS **

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2

SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN 1BR/1BA. 1 mile
from UF, 2 blocks from bars. Hardwood
floors, walk-in closet, cats allowed. Sublease
thru July. Rent $600. Feb. rent free. Move-in
costs negotiable. Call Jenny 378-3806. 1-
25-08-7-2


lbr/lba apart on #12 route to campus. Full
kitchen, walk-in closet, no W/D hookups.
$539/mo includes free water. $250 lease
transfer + $39 app fee up front negotiable.
Lease Feb.-July '08. Call Zach 941-518-4542
1-28-08-8-2

Brand New luxury 2 bedroom units with gran-
ite counters, crown moldings, etc. located by
The Oaks Mall. Units start at $975.00. For
more information or to take a tour of the unit
contact Hampton Oaks Apartments at 352-
333-8643. 2-5-08-14-2

NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open,
bright $740-750 without loft $635-650. Gated
patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils
paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 373-
8310, 219-3937 1-28-8-2

APTS for rent close to UF!I
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 1-25-6-2

2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St.
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat
Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo
404 NW 28th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x 10 1-25-6-2

1BR 1BA1 BLKTO UFI
Grad II Apts, Carpet,
Central H &Air, Laundry
1236 SW 4th Avenue $575
Includes Utilities. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 1-25-6-2


2BR 1BAApt 1BLKto UF!
Wood Floors, Window A/C
Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo
1210 SW 3rd Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 1-25-6-2

2BR 1BAGarageApt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H & Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 Sw 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc. 1-25-6-2


1 BR & 2BR 1 BA Apt near Sams & Walmart
Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht
$425 to $550/Mo /Mo 2901 NW 14th St.
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494'x 10 1-25-6-2


Looking Glass Apartments
2/1 Luxury Apartment
immediate occupancy
115 steps from campus
376-1111 or 111 NW 16th St. #1. 4-23-58-2


SLEEP IN! WALK TO UF!
2/1 from $395/room
Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room
Wood floors avail. Pets loved.
Steps to UFI 372-7111
4-23-08-58-2

Available Aug 1st 4BR/2BA house. Wood
floors, fireplace, wash/dry, fenced yard for
privacy. $1400/mo. Call 339-2342. 830 NW
16th Ave. 1-25-08-5-2


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Available Aug 1st 1BR/1BA studio with own
private entrance, fireplace, wash/dryer pro-
vided, hardwood floors. Very nice. 106 SW
12th St. $500/mo. Call 339-2342. One block
from campus. 2-1-08-10-2

Sun Island
Summer Rates
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
376-6720
4-23-58-2

PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
most units have privacy fence & fireplace.
SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099
2-1-08-10-2

Cute 2BR home in NE. AC, W&D
hookups,fenced yard.$675/mo. No pets.
Available now.
1105 NE 10th Place. Realtor 262-4546.
2-5-08-15-2


FEM. ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPR or
SPR & SUM in Tivoli $355+Util 4BR/4BA,
fully furn, washer/dryer, 24hr gym, great bus
'route, close to campus Call Meredith ASAP:
386-316-7769 1-28-08-5-2


Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study,
nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo
call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty,
Inc. 2-18-08-20-2


Magnolia Place 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, new,
mint condtion cable and internet included
$900/mo 4872 N.W. 42nd Rd. #107, call
Maria
494-2407. 1-28-08-5-2


Brandywine 2 bedroom 2 bath 2811 S.W.
Archer
Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be re-
placed for new tenant call Maria 494-2407.
2-4-08-10-2


***DOWNTOWN***
Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or 3BR
w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd
Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260
2-11-08-15-2

Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA
$575. 786-325-3512
2-18-20-2

2BR/1BAapt avail now: CentA/C, W/D hook-
ups. 1 mile from UF & Shands off Archer
Rd & SW 23rd. 2629 SW 31st PI. $600/mo.
Call 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380
1-29-5-2






3 BLOCKS to UF
1,2, & 3 Bdrms
The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville
www.jacksonsquarecondominiums.com
Call 352-375-8256
4-23-58-2
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First Presbyterian Church
Parker Road Baptist Church Radiant Light Missing your home church? Come
3200 SW 122nd Street. Church of All Worlds worship with us at 10:55am and
Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor An InterFaith group with then be our guest at The College {
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School eoPagan roots. Meets Sundays at Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
t worship @tlaim & 6pm noon. Call 378.9659 for directions College Bible Study Wed. night 9pmr
wednesday &info. w.1stpc.org/collegegroup
\Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW S 106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527
@ 6:30pm
Saith Presbyterian Church
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MIVIUPNi I TUOHA
BAPTIST CHURCH
Reformed & Evangelical
Sunday Worship 11am & 6pm
9420 North County Road 225
monteochabaptist.org; 377-4446
SCampus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pmr
(@ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave.



Victory Church
A contemporary Christian church
| touching Gainesville and the
|University of FL. Victory UF is ou
campus ministry. Sunday 10:30amn
'Wed 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm. Call
for a ride.
victorychurch.us (352) 371-7800



Episcopal Chapel House
http://www.ufchapelhouse.com/
Communion Services on Sun. at
6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and
Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city
garden (with free wireless) open
9am to 9pm, fellowship, and more
352.372.8506




Creekside
Community Church
Sunday Service 10:30a.m.
College Bible Study Wed 7pm at
the Christian Study Center


a a ucu=uucV Vi 8hp-30 AM Worship -- 11:00 AM '
Jewish Student Center Sunday School-- 10:00 AM
-Your home away from home. 916 NW 39th Avenue,
,-Friday Night Live! inesville
-Services & Shabbat Dinner. hone: 352-377-5482
.. 7:30pm Spring semester ww.fpc-gnv.org
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave
-(5 blocks north of the stadium) Presbyterian & Disciples of
-www.JewishGator.com hrist Student Center

S pen, affirming and spiritually
University Lutheran Churc pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm.
University Lutheran Church- g oT uS ubies
geology on Tap Tues. Stubbies
& Campus Ministry ub Downtown 8pm
S 1826 W University Ave. 402 University Ave, 376-7539
S Student Bible Study Wed 5:30 pdcsc.org
S Worship 10:25am Sundays



First United Methodist University City
tChurch Church of Christ
Traditional Sunday Worship ".i Gators for Christ campus
.8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages i.,,m nistry college group meets at
Sunday School Groups- 9:45am. .oUniversity City church on Sundays3
Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students) r at 9:30am and Wednesdays at
and Classes- 5:30 7:30pm. 7pm practical application
419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org from God's word, plus service
(352)372-8523 projects, large group events,
free meals and much more...
University United Methodist"'-,*(directions and events calendar at
(Church a www.gatorsforchrist.org)
<' The Wesley Foundation meeting at PASSAGE Famil Church
the Prebyterian SC PASSAGE Family Church
1402 W University Avenue PASSAGE Family Church
Sunday Worship Cafe 2020 NE 15th Street
Traditional Blend 9:30am www.passageministries.org
S Free breakfast 10:30am 8AM 9:30 AM 11AM Sundays
Modem Worship 11:00am "0 7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible


MACINTOSH Experience the serenity of
country living in historic home just 1/2 hour
south of campus off 441. Living, dining, fami-
ly rooms, 2+BRs, 1+BA, kit & util rm. No pets.
$750/mo. Call 941-953-2407 1-29-5-2


3bd 2ba townhouse $825
2bd lba Waldo $650
4bd 1.5ba Hawthorne $650
3bd 1ba downtown $925
2bd 1.5ba Cedar ridge $550
352-336-4342 1-29-5-2


Available NOW though July 31. 2 bedroom
1 bath apartment in Pine Rush Villas. $689
including alarm system. Furnishings also
available for a great price. Call Greg at 386-
754-8610. 1-30-08-5-2


Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos,
across the street from the VA on 16th Ave.
2/1, available 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated,
added features: micro, DW & island counter.
Call 352-843-0862. 2-1-7-2


**ONE MONTH FREE**
Private Single-story Villas
**IBR ONLY $529**
**2BR ONLY $669"
2 Pools*Pond*Laundry
Alarms Avail*Small pets ok
Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2


*2BR + BONUS ROOM*
TODAY Only $699
POOL*GYM*POND
*ONE MONTH FREE*
Move in TODAY!l 376-0828 4-23-60-2


**HUMONGOUS VILLAS"
WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen
2BR/2BA ONLY $759
3BR/2BA ONLY $864
**ONE MONTH FREE-
Near Oaks Mall & Tower Rd.
**NEWLY RENOVATED"
Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2


Affordable 4, 5, & 6BR Houses for rent!
Close to Campusll Rooms are just $400-500/
mo!! Contact Eric at 352-682-7424, email
emanin@premierparties.com 2-6-10-2


2BR/2.5BAfor rent in Brighton Park
(next to The Laurels). Contact Eric at 352-
682-7424, email emanin@premierparties.c
om 2-6-10-2


1BR Studio Apartment for rent,
blocks from campus & 1BR in a 4BR Home
for rent, also near campus. Both available
immediately!! Contact Eric at 352-682-
7424, email emanin@premierparties.com
2-6-10-2


Apt in Historic Duckpond
Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown.
Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now.
508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-7-
08-10-2


S2640 NW 39th Avenue for more Thursday evening 8:00pm Suy. iA SoS is a progrcssive
information call (352) 378-1800 ufwesley.com for mpre info non-denomnunational ministry that
creeksidecc~org is Word-based and vision driven.
wwcreeksidecc.org
q Come soar with us.


at 376.407,4482ir


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-13-149-3


need 1 male roommate in bedroom house.
Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non
smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at
850-519-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-08-
30-3

Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to cam-
pus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college
park, just north of campus. location is perfect
and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call
for details 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03

The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fire-
place, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym,
comp lab, study rm, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs,
great maintance help,screened in porch
$730/per mo avail NOW! Kerr 561-306-6871
2-1-08-19-3

1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to
SW Rec Center. $400/mo incl utils. Also free
cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses pass-
ing by. Call 352-262-6912 1-30-15-3

LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in
3BR/3BA new house located a-coss from
law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-924-
8721 2-6-20-3

Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville $750
or need 1 female roommate $375/mo. W/D,
ref, pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call
Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-12-
08-30-3

579/mon 1bd 1bth College Manor Sublet
32601 on 2ndAve till Aug08. 1st floor, right
near the front door, brand new flooring,
across st. from Univ. No security dep.
spy_squirrel87@yahoo.com 352-281-7559
1-30-10-3

JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE
Rent 1 Bedroom in Huge Spacious 3/3 with
private bathroom. Right next to campus. Only
$450/mo ($100/mo savings) Furnished living
room and bedroom, cable & internet, & 24hr
mntce. Pet Friendly. Andrew 954-242-8805
2-8-15-3

MALE ROOMMATE WANTED,THE
CROSSINGS AT SANTA FE across from
SFCC, upgraded 1/1 shared living room,
kitchen, laundry room. rent $499/mo ult. incl.
$150 sublease fee, Jeremy (863) 529-7350
2-8-08-14-3

2/1 bath available now for sublease. Pet de-
posit already paid. $689/month w/pet; $669
without pet. Pine Rush villas. $39 application
fee. Call (352)214-5530 or email stephanielo
ng25@yahoo.com. Jan freell! 1-291.eg5-3

JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE
1bd/1ba available in 3bd/3ba thru summer.
Only $495 utilities included,funished bdrm &
living rm, cable & internet incl. Must be pet
friendly. WOMAN ONLY. Call 510-717-0079
1-29-08-5-3

February $200 OFF! 2BD/2Bath, W/D, cable
TV, in-room intemet, & more. Need 1 male
to take over lease thru Aug08. P575/mo,
water/util incl. 321-276-1278 for more info.
1-29-4-3







16, AJWGATOR 0 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008


1BR/1BA @ the Laurels, $425.00 + utilities
per month. Includes cable, washer, dryer,
24hr gym, and pool. Living room is furnished
roomates and apartment are quiet and
clean. Pets allowed. Call (941)447-5951.
2-1-08-7-3

College Manor Studio
for sublease through Aug 7, 2008. Rent $430
(original fee $534) i'll make up $104 per
mo w/rent includes utilities. Call 352-328-
1075 (arfter 8pm) email imsuelee@ufl.edu
2-7-10-3

Need someone to sublease my lex. crossing
apartment ASAPI only $509/mo and it is all-
inclusive. part of a 4/4 with lbed/1bath up
for rent. for more info, please call Doran @
(954)661-3615 1-31-08-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-23-72-4

1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo.
Everything incl. (except BR furnishings).
Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus.
$515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition.
Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4

Female grad student wanted to share spa-
cious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands
& vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large
privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may
be considered sorry no cats. 352-359-3165
2-4-08-24-4

1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson
Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10
ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet,
Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190
ASAP 2-8-08-30-4

Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month
excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit.
352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4

Spring w.ublease Roommate wanted, 4
bdrm/2 bath house across street from UF
law school. Make money on gamedays in the
fall for football parking $500/mo inc. utilities,
call Alison 260-515-1871 1-25-08-14-4

Male to share fum house 3BR/2BA w/yng
prof. $400/mo+1/2 utils Directv, ph, wireless,
vonage, elec, W/D inccl w/office space & pvt
BA morn Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wood-
deck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close
to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken
2-4-20-4

Attractive 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA in Rockwood
Villas. Walking distance to pool. Easy access
to bus rts to SFCC & UF. $475/mo + utils. A
great place to live. Call 352-339-6176 1-28-
08-14-4

Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3
m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route.
W/D. Intemet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call
352-262-1560 2-6-20-4

Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for
2BR/1BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo
incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high
speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet
person. Call 352-374-7158 2-22-08-32-4

CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top
story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer.
Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool,
hot tuB-,ennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail
now. Katie 407-361-1154 1-30-15-4

Female UF ROOMMATES wanted by UF stu-
dent to share great 3 bedroom 2 bath house
walking distance to campus. Own room.
2008-9 school year. $450 month plus util Call
Lauren 305-322-0139 2-1-08-15-4

Immediate availability at The Laurels
Apartment on SW 34th St. for $500/mo.
Includeswn apt washer/dryer, wifi, and utili-
ties. Over $150/mo savings. Call Mike 561-
301-8791, mjladd@ufl.edu 1-25-08-10-4


ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
1-29-10-4

Room in nice 4BR/3BA home. Cox cable &
ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets. 21
or older please. $330/mo util incl. 328-4995
1-29-15-4

* $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF.
Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet pos-
sible.
* ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352-
371-9409 2-14-08-20-4

Two roommates wanted to share a three
bedroom/2 bath house near SFCC with a
female UF student. Nice house, in good con-
dition and neighborhood. $325/month + 1/3
utilities each person 870-3975. 1-25-5-4

FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt
bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big
scm hotub fireplace 10min to UF $450/mo
213.2933 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4

WANTED: Clean male/female to share fully
furn really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home
with male on Archer Rd 4 mi from UF. Pool,
cent H/AC, W/D. No pets. Rent $300 + 1/2
utils. 352-281-1415 1-28-5-4

Avail Immediately. Perfect for GradlMedl
Intl students. Large room wlpvt bath in
larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo +
utils. WID, CHIAC. Newly decorated. Call
352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-19-
08-20-4

Two roommates wanted to share a three
bedroom/2 bath house near SFCC with a
female UF student. Nice house, in good con-
dition and neighborhood. $325/month + 1/3
utilities each person. 870-3975 1-25-5-4

$595 incl all utils. 1 college student needed to
fill a room in house off NW 16th and 34th. 2
story 2500 sq ft. Fenced yard. Call Michael
904-502-7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225
Immediate occupancy 2-8-20-4

Female roommate needed for nice, big room.
Private bath, W/D, Wi-Fi, cable, parking in-
cluded. $430+half utils. No pets, no smoking.
Call Delia (352) 359-2243. 2-1-08-7-4

Roommate wanted for immediate move in at
Homestead apts 2 bed 1 bath. $350+ utilities.
contact Elizabeth at
786-395-8928 or Elimela@ufl.edu 1-30-
08-5-4

3 rooms avail. Furn/unfurn. Balcony with a
pool view. bus routes (12 and 35). Large
washer/dryer. New washer. 35' TV. Tiled floor.
Leather reclining couch. Incl utill FLEXIBLE
Lease! 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4

1 BR/1 BA Available Now
in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only.
$450/mo includes everything. Call 727-510-
9346 or 727-542-8155. 1-30-08-5-4


two room available immediatly in a 3/2. 450
& 500 a month utilities, high-speed Internet,
wireless Internet, and cable INCLUDEDIII
one room has a private entrance. Right off
of Tower rd. 10 min drive from condo to Reitz
union. Complex has gym and beautiful pool.
Quiet community. Great placel! Please call
Kristy 3522752654 1-31-08-6-4


Looking for student/professional to share
large 2BR/2BA condo at the Oaks.On lo-
cal bus route, fully furnished, washer/dryer,
internet, cable TV. $600/month includes
rent and all utilities. Call 954-3268423 1-
30-08-5-4

. NICE ROOM IN DUCKPOND HOUSE
$320-$420 + utils for responsible, honest
person. Opportunity to work off rent doing
service projects. Pvt garden entrance, pvt
bath. 374-7038 2-6-08-1.0-4

3Bd/2 Bath in MADISON POINTE
Master Bedroom w/ private bathroom.
Looking for responsible student to share
with 2 students and a beagle. Room
Available starting May 2008.
$400 for rent incl. Utilities. 386-212-9042
1-31-5-4


Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female stu-
dent needed to share 4BR/4BA Condo. W/D,
Cable/l-net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus rte 35&9.
$435/mo Furn, $410 w/o. Utilw/cap. Jan-July,
386-676-9703 or email nukkenl@aol.com.
1-31-08-5-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible buyers! Mastercar ndand Visa accepted
over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK
OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT
www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-23-72-5-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5




M. M. PARRISH.
REALTORS'
mmparrish.comn
Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all
new mmparrish.com for more information
on our many condominium communities.
There's something for every lifestylel. 1-
31-08-18-5

I BUY PROPERTY
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347
www.bogartproperties.com/referals 1-31-
18-5

GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands.
3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/
mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5

GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW
YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS
OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT
646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED
BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5


New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos
with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at
$215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373-
7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
4-23-08-72-5

Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set
up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street
Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616
photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com
1-31-15-5


2BR/1BA BRANDYWINE CONDO
Get on campus fast Minutes from UF & 2
min walk to UF bus stop. Upgrades: carpet,
tile, DW, water heater. Pool, clubhouse.
$85,999/OBO. Call 352-359-2521 1-29-
08-10-5





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Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious
Jackson Square Condominiums
Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at
$220s. Call 352-870-9453
4-23-58-5

4BR/2BA- G'VILLE
BY OWNER
BEST BIDDER SALE

Approx 1400 s.f.: possible 5th bdrm
New carpet in bdrms newer appliances
Freshly painted Fenced backyard
Close to UF, downtown & shopping
Instant Equity Opportunity

Bids start at...$49,500!!

Open House Inspection
10 4pm Sat & Sun, Jan 26th & 27th
Home sold Sun night Jan 27th to
HIGHEST & BEST BIDDER
(Acceptable to Seller)

Owner direct 352-264-0054
www.ownbysunday.com

24 hour info 1866-833-7832 ext 2
Owner Assisted Financing Possible
1-25-5-5


* GREAT LAND DEALS**
5 ac. Beautiful Horse country- now $110,000
300 ac. hunt/ farm/ ranch $2895 /ac
2.34 ac zoned for 20 units, $145,000
call Mike Dickey 352-665-9547
Remax Professionals -GO GATORS! 2-5-
08-10-5

See photos and description at
forsalebyowner.com, listing #20885030
3-5-30-5

1963 solid brick home with 4BR/2BA. Located
5 blocks W of beautiful downtown Alachua
on a wooded acre lot. Attached 2BR/1BA
apartment with its own separate entrance.
$265,000. 352-318-7607 1-30-08-5-5

BUY THIS CUTE CONDO!!
2BR/2BA in Woodside Villas
Pool, W/D, NEWAppl., yard space
2 firs, nice area, $107,900
Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5



ALEX6yNDRA
CRANTWO0,D CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes
Gated Community on Bus Route
2508 SW 35th Place
OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5
Contact Birdie Mumane, Venture Realty
of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit
WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM
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For Sale motorcycles, Moped


$397/Mo! 4BR/3BA HUD Home! (5% down
20 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available
from $199/Mo! For listings call (800)366-
9783 Ext 5669. 1-25-1-5

Absolute Auction!! Developer close-out
sale. New 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos ih Viera
Beach, FL. 20 left from 250+. 10 are being
sold ABSOLUTE February 10 at 1pm. Viera
Holiday Inn. (941)373-1433 www.MarshaWol
akAuctions.com AU3600 AB2578 BK536374.
1-25-1-5

Absolute Auction, Homes & -Land. No
Minimums, Homes and Lots will be sold
absolutely. Live Auction, Phone bidding
permitted. Realtor/au460 Neal VanDeRee
Auction (941)488-3600 www.vanderee.com.
1-25-1-5

Real Estate Auction 1-26-08 at 1pm.
Commercial building, Commercial vacant
lot Residential lot in Live Oak. For info call
(888)821-0891 or www.jwhillauctions.com
AB#2083. 1-25-1-5

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $32,100! Only $238/
Mol 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$421/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 1-25-1-5

Greenville, SC Own a Beautiful, New 3BD/
2BA Home for only 5% down & Owner Will
Finance. Monthly pmts. From $695.00 Call
(888)579-0275. 1-25-1-5

BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These homes must
sell. For listings call (800)425-1620 Ext 4237.
1-25-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on
2 private acres near very wide trout stream
in Galax area and new River State Park,
$139,500 owner (866)789-8535. 1-25-1-5

COASTAL GA 172 acre+ $89,900. Incredible
community, water & marsh views, Year-round
temperate weather in the Golden Isles.
Enjoy boating, fishing, walking, family/
retirement living. Great financing available.
CALL (888)513-9958 Visit www.peninsula-
goldenisles.com. 1-25-1-5

LOG CABIN only $69,900. Lake Access
with FREE Boat Slips. Own the dream! New
2,128 sf log cabin package at spectacular
160,000 acre recreational lake! Paved road,
u/g utilities, excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3154, x1712. 1-25-1-5


Tennessee- Affordable lake properties on
pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over
800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. 1-25-1-5

NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES FROM
$59,900 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE, NC
Enjoy sweeping mountain vistas, a mile of
Riverfront, walking/ fitness trails, and more.
Amenities include gated entrance, lodge
& riverside BBQ. Excellent financing avail-
able Call for more info or to schedule tour.
(877)890-5253 x 3484 www.seeriverhighla
ndsnc.com. Offer void where prohibited by
law. 1-25-1-5

LOG CABIN & 1 Acre Lake Access with
FREE Boat Slips only $69,900. Own the
dream! New 2,128 sf log cabin package at
spectacular 160,000 acre recreational lake!
Paved road, u/g utilities, excellent financing.
Call now (800)704-3154, x1712. 1-25-1-5


BED QUEEN $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-23-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490
4-23-08-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-23-08-72-6

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail, Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6


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SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-23-08-72-6

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 4-23-
72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6

"BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-23-72-6

Bed-All New Kingl 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-23-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
4-23-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand newly Love. seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7






CoMPUTER9
4-23-59-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
Hotise/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/lD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatoriandComputers.com 4-23-59-7


NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
4-23-72-10


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-23-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
1.18 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-23-08-72-11

***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
4-23-08-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UFI
Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271
4-23-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave.
Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23-71-11


Student Discount: International Identity
Thieves are targeting American college
students. Protect yourself with our Million
Dollar Guarantee! LifeLock4Students.com
1-25-08-5-10

GATOR FANS
$20 TO PARK FOR GATOR GAMES. Very
Close to college. Bike or Walk. 352-584-6357
or 352-596-5175. Fenced in parking area.
Reserve for the whole season or by game.
1-28-08-5-10

Sony Trinitron 34" HDTV
WIDESCREEN IncI 2 year warranty. $699/
OBO. 352-281-0887 1-29-08-5-10

ALLGATORSHOP.COM
Save on 1000's of items. Shop at one
of the world's largest online stores:
www.allgatorshop.com 1-29-08-3-10

FIREYOUR BOSS & BE YOUR OWN BOSS!
Say goodbye to your commute and long
hours. Make CEO income from anywhere.
No experience necessary. Training available.
20K-80K+ (Monthly) Don't Believe, Don't
Call! www.wealthwithintegrity.biz (650)954-
8031. 1-25-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800 in a day? 30 Machines, Free Candy
All for $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO02000033.
CALL US: We will not be undersold! 1-25-
1-10

AMERICA'S FAVORITE Coffee Dist.
Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free Info. 24/7
(800)729-4212. 1-25-1-10

Post Office Now Hiringl Avg. Pay $20/hour
or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT. Offer placed
by Exam Services, not aff w/USPS which
does hiring. Call (866)713-4492. Fee Req.
1-25-1-10

SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00-Convert
your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER
with your own Norwood portable band
sawmill. Log skidders also available.
www.norwoodsawmills.com/300N FREE
Information: (800)578-1363-Ext: 300-N. 1-
25-1-10

Part-time, home-based internet business.
Earn $500-$1000/month or more. Flexible
hours. Training provided. No selling required.
FREE details. www.K738.com. 1-25-1-10

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock Bottom
Prices!" 25x30 Now $4100. 25x40 $5400.
30x40 $6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70 $11,990.
40x80 $14,900. Others. MANUFACTURER
DIRECT since 1980... (800)668-5422. 1-
25-1-10


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy@Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-23-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,I0
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-23-08-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-23-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE @ FREE FREE* FREE900
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-23-72-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-23-08-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any car, truck, or SUV Running or not.
'94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 4-
23-72-12

BE AN INSPIRATION
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'lfiave
lots of funi And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08:72-13

1998 Nissan Altima $3,100 OBO
4 Dr, 156000 mi, AC/Heat, Auto Transmission
CD, AM/FM/Sat Radio, CC, Dual Air Bags
Pwr Steer, Locks, Windows
(352) 262-0515 1-28-08-10-12

MUST SELL LEAVING
NISSAN ALTIMA 2006 -'
2.5 S, 4 door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884
1-29-10-12


***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-T1

GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11

BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER -.
CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS
Brand New 2007 Models
Full warranties! Limited # Avail!
336-1271 1-31-18-11

3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters
Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea.
Call 352-284-7174 Other models also
available at www.relectricscooters.com
4-23-71-11

MOTOR SCOOTER 150cc
United Motors RPM. Like new. Garage kept.
Low mileage. $1800/OBO. Call 745-1255.
Keystone Heights. 1-29-08-10-11

2005 Suzuki GS 500F Sport Bike
Adult ridden. 55 mpg. Great student bike.
2500 miles. Like new. Never raced. Garage
kept. Asking $3900. Call 352-335-7223
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
08-10-11








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* Sun City Auto Sales
* 2000 discount off finance price
* No credit check.
* All vehicles "0" down
0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Buy Here/Pay Here
* More than 300 vehicles in stock
0 30 days warranty any finance
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales
* Free service until end of contract
* Any vehicle finance
* Oil change/tune up/brake job
* 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12


02 GMC SONOMA
AC, AT, Cruise, Tilt. 20+ per gal. Excellent
condition. $4150. Anytime 538-4887 1-
29-5-12


2004 TOYOTATACOMA
Red w/topper,, automatic, AC, FM, CD, CS,
53k mi, $8900. Call 352-213-1014 1-29-
08-5-12

$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's, more! For Listings Call (800)425-
1730 x2384. 1-25-1-12


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-23-
72-13,.

BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friend!
Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-
72-13


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

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What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
And you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newpaper in the
country by applying to become an
ADVERTISING INTERN
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 10-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or
SFCC student available
to work both spring AND summer and are
eager to gain valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University
Avenue, to fill out an application and
class schedule by Jan 25th. We will contact
you for an interview opportunity to
get your career jump started! EEO/AA
1-25-5-08-6-14


gJHelp Wanted


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alligator

CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT
Duties include placing, moving and main-
taining alligator news racks that are on
campus and around the city. Some heavy
lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van.
Must have clean driving record. Various light
maintenance duties around the office. 12-15
hours per week, between 8am 4pm. Must
maintain a schedule. No phone calls. Apply
at office, 1105 W. University Ave. EEO/AA
2-1-5-08-11-14

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, perssonal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-23-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-08-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters -
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-23-08-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$12 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.67 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14

Gator Domino's is growing again. We are
looking for career oriented team mem-
bers. Now hiring Assistant Managers and
future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers
in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at
www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14

COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 4-
23-72-14

www.gatorsneedjobs.com
Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on surveys.
4-23-71-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-23-72-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
4-23-72-14

INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14

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 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
4-23-08-72-14


Help Wanted


PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 4-23-08-72-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
4-23-65-14

**GATOR MOVING**
P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips
advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T
Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with.
4-23-08-72-14

UF Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
NO SALES
$7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus
Student and Non-Student Positions
Great Resume Builder
352-392-2908 Ext 105
408 W. University Ave suite 106
12-05-07-35-14

If You're Not Earning
$500 A Day Part Time, visit
www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTE
Now hiring exp servers & counter, assistant
manager, PT/FT cook. Please apply at 5240
NW 34th St. Across from YMCA 1-29-07-
30-14

PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE.
Exp preferred. M-F 1-5:30. Dependabel
transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645
or email: attys@smslawfirm.com 1-31-08-
18-14

FT/PT Retail sales clerk. Non-smoker, able to
lift 50lbs. Pinch A Penny 7100 W University
Ave. Apply in person 1-28-08-14-14

Summer Jobs
$2100
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Playl
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 9 July 26. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14.


Club Decadence
NOW HIRING DANCERS
Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville,
behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage.
352-222-2746, www.clubdecadence.com.
2-6-08-20-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-23-08-69-14

Live-in House Cleaning Job
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT Good pay plus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
1-25-08-11-14 k

HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT M-F 10am-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
1-25-08-11-14

FULL TIME LAB TECH POSITION
BS IN MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL
SCIENCE OR RELATED FIELD. $13.50/hr.
e-mail janies@abcr.com 1-25-08-10-14

"AUTOCAD PT PERSON M-F DAILY 30-50
HOURS WEEKLY STARTING $9. HOURLY
BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE
DEPENDABLE & GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF
BASIC AUTOCAD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS.
EMAIL: WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM
1-25-08-10-14


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MARKETING POSITION PT person M-F,
daily 20-30 hrs weekly. Start $8.75/hourly
based on experience. Must be dependable
and have excellent communication skills.
Mustbe proficient in Excel &Word. 1 mile from
campus. Email: wells@ridgwaytruss.com 1-
25-08-10-14

GATORFOOD.COM DELIVERY DRIVERS
Great pay make your own schedule. No
late nights! Experienced drivers earn more.
Contact jjulian@gatorfood.com for more info.
1-31-14-14

ASSISTANT NEEDED
Eyeglass Express seeks PT doctor's assis-
tant/ receptionist. Duties include filing, bill-
ing, scheduling & light optical tasks. $10/hr.
Apply 9-5, Mon-Fri, Butler Plaza location.
1-28-10-14

FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based
child care center for children ages 6wks to
5yrs. Must love children! Great work envi-
ronment. Health Insurance paid for full time
employees. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 2-
11-08-15-14

Full Time / Part Time Maintenance Help
needed. Fax/email resume to Looking Glass
Apartments office@lookingglassapartments.
com Fax: 352-376-1184 4-23-70-14

Sales/Leasing Specialist
Part-time & full-time sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
hr@trimarkproperties.com 4-23-59-14

P/T, Entry level Web Programmer
Needed for small web company in
Gainesville. Strong computer skills and
proficiency in hand-coded HTML (no gen-
erators). Graphics experience is a plus. See
www.medianerds.com 1-29-08-10-14

Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem
school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr
15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for
employment. Volunteers welcome. For info
contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net
1-29-08-10-14

LEASING AGENT, PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great
benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in
person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or
Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-08-
65-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT ft/pt one semester or
longer. Proficiency in computers. $6.80/hr.
email resume, indicate your preference for
ft/pt, spring semester or longer, avl.days and
hrs. SIVA1950@yahoo.com 1-30-08-10-14

Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
6-3-72-14

Florida Survey Research Center
Telephone Interviewers
eve & weekends, $7.50 to start
go to flsurveyresearch.org for app
email Janet for info:jgheff@ufl.edu 1-25-
08-5-14

GREAT INCOME FAST! NO SALES CALLS!
Work from your location! PT or FT. Bilingual
beneficial, but not necessary. Internet access
required. www.moderntechnologygroup.net
Email: muchoexitohoy@gmail.com 1-29-
08-6-14


Local travel company needs sales rep to
handle calls. Flexible hours. $7-$10 per hour
plus bonus. Bilingual a plus. Call Chris at
352-246-1447 1-25-5-14

NANNY JOBS!!! PT/FT
many different schedules needed: 10 to
45 hrs/wk e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
gvn@nanoneone.com
Noah's Ark Nanny 2-1-15-14

NANNY FOR NEWBORN
M, W, TH 12 noon 4pm &
Tues 9-4prn; e-mail resume,
pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com
Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14

MWF Nannies needed ASAP
10 to 25 hrs/wk;
e-mail resume, pix, schedule to
gnv@nanoneone.com
Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14

WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
FT/PT inventory control, flex hours. Great job
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683 x6500
1-25-08-4-14

Assistant Food/Beverage Director
Responsible for coordinating volunteers for
over 300 UF events annually. Applicants
must possess general computer knowledge
and enthusiastic people skills. Full time po-
sition offers competitive compensation and
benefits. Call 352-375-4683 x6500 to apply
1-25-08-4-14

EVENT SUPERVISORS
PT Supervisors needed. Days, nights, week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply at
Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-25-08-4-14

Opus Cafe Coffee Bar
Looking for fun and active students to work
between 12 to 30 hours per week at fast
paced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay
is $7.25/hour + tips. Call Tim for employment
information at 352.262.0822.
An application may also be downloaded on-
line at www.opus-cafe.com and submitted in
person. 1-28-08-5-14

BARBERS & STYLISTS
1115 W University Ave 352-380-0304 1-
28-5-14

BABYSITTER NEEDEDI
We need a responsible, loving & outgoing
girl to care for our adorable kids!
10-15 hrs per wk. Days flexible, but some
mornings a must. References required.
email Carrie at themayfamily@cox.net
1-25-08-4-14

WANTED
Energetic, serious, hard-working individual
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're loooking for
the best. Full and part time opportuniteis. No,
phone calls. Min 1 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-1-9-14

Five Star Pizza now hiring pizza makers.
Exp preferred. Must be available to work
late nights and weekends. Apply in person at
2300 NW 39th Ave. 1-29-08-5-14

START TODAY
Do you have a PC with an internet connec-
tion? If so, then you can start today. Earn
cash with these easy jobs!
www.GATORMONEY.com 1-28-4-14






FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 19


Come join a rapidly growing and publicly trad-
ed medical device company, in a Recruiting
position. This is an excellent opportunity for
career development and to work in a team-
based environment. Responsibilities include
assist with recruiting for production em-
ployees, facilitate the orientation process,
process temporary employees, and monitor
recruitment supplies. Two years human
resource experience and bachelor's de-
gree preferred. Candidates must be detail
oriented & have excellent communication
skills. Send cover letter, resume, and sal-
ary history to human.resources@exac.com.
Visit www.exac.com for more information. 1-
29-08-5-14

Lucrative business opportunity. No experi-
ence necessary. For more information visit
our business page:
www.supremedrinkingwatersolutions.com
1-29-08-5-14
Exp. Vet Tech needed to work 7 am until 1
pm on MWF and/or 1 pm until 6 pm on TThF
Please email resume to micanopyvet@bel
Isouth.net or fax to (352) 466-4267. 1-29-
08-5-14
Brand Protection Agency
Java / Python Developer Needed
Competitive Benefits & Pay
Self Motivated Person Required
Send resumes to chris@netenforcers.com
1-29-08-5-14
Sales: French Addition Lingerie. Fit lingerie
& shoes. Have fun educating customers
on latest toys, lotions. Help order and track
sales. Customer service! Stop by at 819 W
University Ave. 1-29-08-5-14


SINGING TELEGRAMS
PERFORMERS FOR BIRTHDAYS,
ANNIVERSARIES, SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
COSTUMES HELPFUL! Apply French
Addiction Lingerie 819 W. University Ave.
1-30-08-5-14

$10-12/hour
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
1-30-5-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring mo-
tivated, exp line cooks & servers. Please
apply in person, located in Uptown Village
at Townsend, NW39Ave, 3885 NW24 Blvd.
2-1-7-14

$10/hr Office Asst
20+ Hrs/wk, M,W, F. Apply in person 8-5
Jackson Stoneworks 1111 SE 22nd Ave,
2-6-08-10-14

Jet Fuel Coffee Company is Hiring part-time
flexible, and dependable individuals. Stop
by Gainesville Regional Airport and fill out
app or bring resume between 7am-2pm
Good Pay plus tips must be 18 to apply.
jetfuelcc@gmail.com, 1-28-3-14

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& Competitive $ 0 Sales Experience
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STRIDE RITE CHILDREN'S SHOE STORE
looking for exp. retail sales person! Must be
fun, detailed, & love kids. GREAT work place!
Store hours 10-6 Flex schedule. Oaks Mall
Plaza 6753 W. Newberry Road 331-7463
2-12-08-14-14

Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand
new cars with ads placed on them.
www.AdCarClub.com 4-23-59-14

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV (OPS)

One temporary position, up to forty hours
per week processing plant disease samples.
Duties include sample preparation, general
microbiological lab work, and electronic data
recording. Requires microbiology lab experi-
ence and skill in the use of biological labo-
ratory equipment. College education with
a major course study in biology or related
field can substitute for required experience.
Salary: $12.60 hourly. Apply in person at the
Doyle Conner Building, 1911 SW 34th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32608, (352) 372-3505.
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2008. Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Plant Industry. EOE/AA
1-28-2-14

ATTN: NE1 .Look no futher. Goofy's LLC. ts
seeking you; assistant managers, customer
service reps, & managers. Goofysltalianice
@live.com pay is hrly+/commissions. Email
& find out. 2-7-08-10-14

FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
Needed for Valentines. Apply in person 635
NW 13th St. 2-7-10-14

MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE
Needs part time medical/office assitant. Email
or fax resume to spohani@hotmail.com. fax
352-472-5761 1-31-08-5-14

SERVER EVENING HOURS
Experienced, friendly, reliable. Apply in per-
son 2-5pm NAPOLATANOS 606 NW 75 St.
1-29-08-3-14

BODYGUARDS COUNTER ASSAULT
TEAMS Needed/USA AND OVERSEAS
$119 $220K year. Bodyguards $250 -
$750 a day 18 or older. (615)885-8960 or
(615)942-6978 ext 300. www.internationale
xecutives.net. 1-25-1-14

Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus & Paid
Orientation 36-43cpm Earn over $1000'
weekly Excellent Benefits Class A and 3
mos recent OTR required (800)635-8669.
1-25-1-14
Drivers Regional $1,100 +/wk. J'ville
Terminal 100% Co. Pd Benefits Must have
Class A 100K miles. Pd Car Haul Training!
Call John @ Waggoners (912)571-0242.
1-25-1-14


. Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT- needs
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great ben-
efits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experience.
1-25-1-14

CDL-A DRIVERS: Expanding Fleet offer-
ing Regional/OTR runs. Outstanding Pay
Package. Excellent Benefits. Generous
Hometime. Lease Purchase on '07 Peterbilts.
NATIONAL CARRIERS (888)707-7729
www.nationalcarriers.com. 1-25-1-14

Drivers-Flatbed Recent Average $1,012/wk
Late Model Equipment, Strong Freight
Network, 401K, Blue Cross Insurance
(800)771-6318 www.primeinc.com. 1-25-
1-14
Driver: DON'T JUST STARTYOUR CAREER,
START IT RIGHT! Company Sponsored CDL
training in 3 weeks. Must be 21. Have CDL?
Tuition reimbursement! CRST. (866)917-
2778. 1-25-1-14
WANT HOME MOST WEEKENDS WITH
MORE PAY? Run Heartland's Southeast
Regional! $.45/mile company drivers, $1.28
for Operators! 12 months OTR required.
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com. 1-25-1-14

TRAVEL THE USA FOR PAY! Use your pick
up truck to deliver "new" RV's nationwide.
Motorhomes tool Get paid to see the country.
www.horizontransport.com. 1-25-1-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-23-72-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis. Low
Student Rates. Leonard UmansAAPH, NGH
certified 379-1079 4-23-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-eqestrian.com 4-23-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details. expresstrainingservices.com
4-23-07-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-23-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-13-72-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
FL Reg MI 19 One item or a houseful!
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-23-08-72-15

INJURED?
Law Office of Robert Dixon
Call 352-870-0917
4-23-72-15

RESUMES! Quailty Editing, Writing,
Typesetting, Printing. RESUME CITY'S
Services from $34.95. Gator owned since
1981. E mail your resume for FREE analysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
Plaques 0 Name Badges 0 Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

***GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS***
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits Awards
Top Quality 0 Fast Service 0 Low Prices
www.signpower.com ,
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE! 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
1-28-15-15

Editing and Proofreading Services: Mistake-
proof your paper starting at only $4.95/page.
Let our professional editors do the hard work
for you. Log on WriteltRight.com to perfect
your paper! 2-29-08-39-15

LAUNDRY SERVICE
Same day drop off service
Wash, Dry & Fold. 65 cents/lb
A Best Coin Laundry
2411 SW 13th St, 352-336-0720
3-7-42-15

BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU. Learn traditional jiu-
jitsu technique and self-defense. Technique
on Tues. Spar on Thurs. 1st week free! 371-
1007. 4000 W. Newberry Rd. Nos falamos
portugues. 2-14-25-15

RECORD A HIT AT TAYLOR MADE MUSIC
Recording Studio. Bands, singers, rappers.
3 hour Intro Rock Block $100. Free set-up.
Pro Tools HD. Live rooms, good ears. Ask for
Glenn 374-9230 or 283-0630 1-29-08-10-15


T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (in Spin Cycle)
1-31-10-15

Get Help With Statistics
Dissertations, Theses, Tutoring, & Research
UF PhD with 9 years experience
Jeff Miller 352.505.2798
2-15-08-20-15

Native Speaker of Japanese
available for tutoring in' the language. Can
start tutoring on Jan. 25th. $10 per session.
Call 386-237-2958 1-25-4-15

TRAFFIC TICKETS
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
352-494-8848
2-1-9-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com
2-29-29-15

CRYSTAL KLEEN
MOBILE AUTO DETAILING
Get your car clean at home or work.
Call Chris at 352-494-9120. Licensed. 1-
28-08-5-15

NEED A NANNY? 25yr old Edu.grad.stud.
looking for FT nanny position T-F.Avail. until
July only.Lots of Exper.$12-14/h + $2/h 4
each add. child. Infant/todd. pref.but not
required.Contact shinds@ufl.edu 1-28-
08-4-15

Mature & loving female babysitter available
now. 24/7 at your home. Available for chil-
dren or pets. $10/hr for children & pets neg.
References available. Also available nights &
weekends. Call 352-642-6104 1-28-3-15

000**** FAFSA HELP 0000
Former UF advisor will help you submit your
FAFSA and answer all of your questions
about Financial Aide. Hurry March 15 on
time deadline. $35 Flat fee. 219-2059 1-
28-3-15 d'

Are you tired of your debt? We are here to
help. This is not a loan. Don't wait! (800)851-
3512. 1-25-1-15

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
1977. 1-25-1-15

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high
paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if qualified
- Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387. 1-
25-1-15

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assistance.
Financial aid and computer provided if quali-
fied. Call (866)858-2121, www.OnlineTidewa
terTech.com. 1-25-1-15

NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE
JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO EXPERIENCE, PAID
TRAINING, FED BENEFITS, VACATIONS.
CALL (800)910-9941 TODAY! REF #FL08.
1-25-1-15

GET COVERED....Run your ad STATEWIDE!
You can run your classified ad in over 100
Florida newspapers for $475. Call this news-
paper or (866)742-1373 for more details or
visit: www.florida-classifieds.com. 1-25.-1-15


All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.con-
4-23-72-16






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Adoption confidential & compassionate Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed. 15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
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Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun
THE TRUE YOU! 1 PM to Dusk -Skeet-Trap-5 Stand
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Bunker- Gun Rental- Shells- 352-372-1044
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Groups forming now. 339-2199 "#1 Spring Break Website! 4 & 7 night
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Acapulco, Cancun and more. Low prices
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Bread & Roses Women's Health Center ed. www.StudentCity.com or 800-293-1445
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664 Florida Seller of Travel Reg No.40015010
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RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay- 's
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23-
72-16

First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340 j.
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16


UNPLANNEDU PREGNANUY
Adoption is loving choice
A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple is looking to adopt a
baby. Lots of love promised, top notch edu-
cation and happy and secure future for your -|
baby. Help with living expenses, medical,
counseling. Call Karen or Stan at Brenner
Law Offices. 1-800-362-9660. Confidential.
Bar #260101 2-12-20-16

CLINICAL HYPNOSIS For Behavior Change
& Trauma Resolution. Including- Smoking;
Stress; Sports; Relationship/Loss; PTSD;
Sexual Trauma. Institute For Clinical :
Hypnosis, 665-0928 2-20-08-20-16


ANONYMOUS
HIQ-ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health .Dept. Call
334-7960 for a'pp't (optional $20 fee)

FLASHBACKS
Buys and sells modem casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
10-6. We buy till 5.. 4-23-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18

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NO. 17 AUBURN TONIGHT.

By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Five years ago, Courtney
Gladys quit gymnastics.
- Now, she is one of the top
competitors on the UF gymnastics
team and will be a key contribu-
tor in Friday's meet with No. 17
Auburn.
Gladys hurt her elbow at age
12, and eventually the injury
forced her to retire from the sport


when she was just 14.
While in high school, she par-
ticipated in tennis and track, but
there was always something pull-
ing her back to her first love.
S"I was like, 'Well, I really do
miss the sport, but it has been
almost three years since I've been
out,'" Gladys said.
"But something was telling me
to go back to it, just in the back
of my mind. It's always been my
passion."
A few months into her come-
back, she reinjured her elbow,
which left her with a tough deci-
sion.
"I went to the doctor, and the


Casey Brooke Lawson/ Alligator
UF gymnast Courtney Gladys competes on the vault against
Illinois-Chicago on Jan. 11. She scored a 9.775 on the attempt.


choice was to either lay off of it for
three months or get arthroscopic
surgery on it," Gladys said. "1
didn't have three months, so I
was like, 'Okay, I came back to
this sport and I'm going to do ev-
erything in my power to get back,
and if it doesn't work, then it's not
meant to be.'"
Once again, Gladys was forced
to start over, except this time she
was attempting to impress UF
coach Rhonda Faehn enough
to be allowed to walk onto the
Gators gymnastics team.
"She came and was basically in
a tryout situation for a few weeks
to see if her body could get back
in the groove of things and start
being able to do gymnastics again
after her time off," Faehn said.
"We definitely saw in that
short amount
^ of time that
she had
tremendous
GymnastCS potential, and
that she could,
with time, get her skill back."
Faehn said that a positive at-
titude and strong work ethic were
other reasons for her wanting
Gladys on the team.
Despite all her hard work,
Gladys only competed in an exhi-
bition last year at Boise State.
Since last season, her skills im-
proved greatly, and she was able
to break into the Gators lineup in
their first meet this season.
"Over the summer she trained
very hard, and this year she has
been breaking out," Faehn said.
"Everything has been clicking
for her."
Gladys will once again com-
pete on the vault Friday against
Auburn as the Gators try to
rebound from their first regular
season loss since Jan. 27, 2006.
Two falls on the bars event by
Nicola Willis and Ashley Reed
hurt the Gators in their loss to
No.2 Georgia, but Faehn doesn't
expect falls to be a problem again
this meet.
"Nicola's was not typical of
her; it was very random, so I don't
think that will affect her at all,"
Faehn said.
Reed tried a new skill during
her fall but has decided to go back
to her routine from last year.
If history is any indication,
Gladys and the Gators won't have
any problem against the Tigers
- UF is 50-11 all-time versus
Auburn.


No. 4 Gators top UCF,


stay undefeated


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Not much changed between
the first two matches for the UF
women's tennis team, except, of
course, for the opponent.
The No. 4 Gators scored
another 7-0 shutout Thursday
night, this time against in-state
foe Central Florida.
The Gators faced a slight
challenge on the doubles courts
but slammed the door on the
Knights in singles play.
Sophomores Megan
Alexander and Marrit Boonstra
responded to being down 3-2
and a break in their doubles
match by winning six consecu-
tive games to close out the set.
The duo clinched the doubles
point for the Gators.
Freshman Julia Cohen and
senior Lolita Frangulyan rout-
.ed their opponent 8-0 in just 33
minutes.
Senior Whitney Benik and
sophomore Csilla Borsanyi
looked to be rolling in their
doubles match at 6-2, but
UCF reeled off three straight
games to cut the lead to 6-5.
The Gators' pair responded by
winning the next two games to
complete doubles play.
Borsanyi admitted to look-
ing ahead during her doubles
match instead of concentrating
on the task at hand.
"I was focusing more on my
singles match, but I think we
got it done right in the end,"
she said.
Borsanyi's result in singles
affirmed her statement. She
knocked out her opponent 6-0,
6-0 in just 48 minutes and was
the first Gator to finish.
"In my singles, I felt so much
better," she said. "My game was
together. I tried to play offense.
I tried to go up to net. I just tried
to play my game."
UF coach Roland Thornqvist


said he didn't think the team
played as well as it could have
in doubles, but he was proud of
the way his players responded
when they were pushed to be
more competitive.
"I'm happy to see that we
could elevate our game to get
out of that jam, but I'd much
rather not even get to that
point," he said.
Boonstra shut out her oppo-
nent on the singles court for the
second day in a row, and Cohen
and Frangulyan lost just two
games each.
Thomqvist has been pleased
with his team's play two match-
es into the
season, but
he noticed
something
equally inm-
portant the
last couple of

Thornqvist "The best
thing about
these two days in my opinion
- obviously we've won, we've
won easy and we've played
pretty well but we've had
championship body language
up and down the courts," he
said. "We've looked like pros,
and that's what it's going to
take for us to have a chance."
Now UF will get a day off
before taking the court again on
Saturday. The Gators will face
South Alabama at 1 p.m. at the
Ring Tennis Complex. The No.
14 UF men's tennis team will
also compete this weekend for
the first time. They will play
Furman at 1 p.m. on Sunday at
the Ring Tennis Complex.
Men's coach Andy Jackson
said his team is looking forward
to finally stepping on the courts
in a dual-match setting.
"The thing that's exciting
about NCAA tennis is the" dual-
team matches," Jackson said
"They're really eager to get go-
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Gators endure reality check at hands of Bulldogs


By PHIL KEGLER
-Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org
The Gators talked all week
about the opportunity a game with
No. 17 Georgia held.
They called it a chance to see
where they matched up with
one of the nation's best, one year
removed from a disappointing
9-22 season, and playing at home,
where they'd won eight straight.
Instead, UF (13-6, 2-2
Southeastern Conference) tried
its hardest to imitate last year's
team as Georgia (16-3, 3-2 SEC)
dismantled them 82-55 Thursday,
tying UF's largest margin of defeat
this season.
"In SEC play, if you don't come
ready, you're going to get embar-
rassed," UF coach Amanda Butler
said. "If you don't come out and
throw the first punch, you might
find yourself lying flat on your
back. That's what we did."
Senior guard and co-captain
Depree Bowden. didn't have much
to say after a game like this.
"It's very disappointing,"
Bowden said. "We just couldn't get
our offensive flow early."
Honestly, UF couldn't get an
offensive flow during any part of
Thursday's game.
For a Gators team that prides
itself on an up-tempo, high-octane
offense, and was just a game re-
moved from scoring a'season-high
92 points, Thursday's near-season-
low offensive output spoke as
much to Georgia's stifling defense
as it did UF's troubled offense.
"It's one thing to come out and
play ard and play well. It's anoth-
er thing to play hard and play well
for 40 minutes," Georgia coach
Andy Landers said. "That was the
most impressive piece."
The Bulldogs continued their


dominance against the Gators.
They have now won eight straight
in the series and the victory
snapped UF's home win streak.
Coincidentally, the last time the
Gators had an eight-game home
winning streak, back in January of
2003, the Bulldogs ended that one
as well.
Thursday's win was an extra
special one for Landers, his 700th
victory at Georgia.
"If you don't come out
and throw the first punch,
you might find yourself ly-
ing flat on your back."
Amanda Butler
UF women's basketball coach

"They all didn't come against
Florida, did they?" Landers joked
in the postgame press conference.
"Is it 700 overall or 700 against
Florida? ... If we have Florida's
number, that's a good team and
a good school for us to have the
number of."
Georgia's dismantling of UF
started around the 14-minute mark
of the first half.
That's when the Bulldogs held
the Gators scoreless for more than
four minutes, allowing them to
score 11 straight points.
After Jennifer Mossor scored
to bring the score to 19-8, Georgia
clamped down the defense again,
keeping UF without a field goal for
more than six and a half minutes.
"They're just aggressive and
confident on the defense end,
which is something that to this
point is something I thought we
had displayed," Butler said. They
expected to make plays. They ex-
pected to take the balls out of our
hands."
Statistically, the first half was an


offensive nightmare for UF.
It tied a season-low with 21 i
points, shot just 23.3 percent from
the field and made only one of
eight shots from behind the arc.
Those two scoreless droughts
allowed Georgia to hold a 43-21
halftime lead, putting the game
out of reach by the break.
Junior guard Sha Brooks
showed some frustration just be-
fore the break when she was given
a technical foul for throwing the
ball after being called for a foul.
"You can't dig a hole with a team
that's that talented and fight back
from that sort of a deficit," Butler
said. "We just started the game
way too timid."
It was so bad on both ends for ,,)
UF that Georgia guard Ashley
Houts matched UF's first-half
output singlehandedly, scoring 21
of her career-high 25 points in the
opening 20 minutes.
With teammate and All-
American Tasha Humphrey stuck
on the bench with two fouls, Houts
put a bigger focus on looking for
her own shot.
"That's been a common case
this season, and my shot was kind
of falling for me tonight," Houts
said. "I was feeling good about it
so I wasn't afraid to take it."
Landers called Houts' perfor-
mance "incredible."
"Basketball is a game of op-
portunity," Landers said. "What
Ashley did tonight was take ad-
vantage of the opportunities."
It's not. pretty, but the game
may serve as a reality check for
Butler and her team.
"There's still a lot of ball games '"
left to be played," Butler said. "A
lot of times in a loss, things are
revealed to you, where you're Harrison Diamond/ AIIIgator
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HOOPS, from page 24


shape," he said. "I'm just starting to feel
out the ropes, and I've got myself ready
to play."
UF coach Billy Donovan has been one of
Speights' biggest critics all year. Donovan
knows he needs his big man if the Gators
plan to compete in the Southeastern
Conference and said he thinks the poten-
tial is there if the focus is right.
"I think once you do it once, you be-
lieve you can do it again," Donovan said
of Speights' solid back-to-back games. "A
lot of it is mental focus and comes with
the right mindset. When he has that, he's
a really good player. When he doesn't, he
moves into a category of being very, very
mediocre."
Speights will have to play a key role
Sunday if the Gators (17-3, 4-1 SEC) have
any chance of beating No. 14 Vanderbilt
(17-2,2-2 SEC) at home.
Vanderbilt comes.into
Gainesville as one of the
top teams in the confer-
ence. The Commodores
Men's began the season by
Basketball winning their first 16
Basketball games but then dropped
back-to-back conference
games, leaving many Vanderbilt fans
skeptical moving forward.
Vandy lost to Kentucky 79-73 in two
overtimes on the road and were dominat-
ed 80-60 by No. 7 Tennessee in Knoxville.
This year's matchup has more on the
table than usual, as last year's embarrass-
ing loss still lingers for the Gators.
Vanderbilt defeated UF 83-70 in
Nashville, ending the Gators 17-game
win streak and leading to an incident in
which former UF player Brandon Powell
punched a fan during the post-game
bedlam. Powell has since transferred and
currently plays for Marshall.
Speights, Powell's former roommate,
said the Gators will plan for Vanderbilt
accordingly, and he has no intention of
letting up any time soon.
"We just play whoever comes in," he
said. "We're not even looking at it like
that. We just play to win."


Former FSU star Warrick will compete for Team Florida


FOOT, from page 24

rounds has the last pick in even-numbered rounds.
In-state alums already on the team like Leak will
technically be drafted as "protected players" in the
middle rounds, leaving the early and late rounds for
Florida to draft new players.
If Florida nabs Kresser, it could look for some-
body the quarterback can hand off to in subsequent
selections.
Elijah Williams, who played in Gainesville from
1994-97, is the top player with running back experi-
ence among about 20 athletes already on the team.
But Williams played defensive back in the NFL,
so the team is looking for a stronger runner with
some recent experience, too.
"It's kind of a nice window for them to
play, get some exposure, let NFL people
watch them."
Travis McGriff
AAFL player spokesman


Laura Heald / Alligator
Former UF quarterback Shane Matthews will coach Team Florida with
the same brand of offense Steve Spurrier used in Gainesville.


JENNA, from page 24


with his skill.
"[Even though] my name is on the
back of my jersey, I don't think they really
know who I am," Werner said in between
gulps of his Gatorade. "They can't even
read my name. They're calling me some-
thing else."
But there were hardly any jeers at
Marreese Speights, only one mention of
Chandler Parsons' baby face (they said


he looked like he was 8) and zilch about
Nick Calathes.
It looks like Dan's their man, and all I
have to say is it's about time.
I spent the better part of last year and
the earlier part of this season defending
my and my father's faith in Werner's ca-
pabilities and skills on the court.
Editors note: Jenna's father has repeatedly
compared Werner to NBA legend Larry Bird.
True, Werner didn't have a particular-
ly great shooting night at 3-for-10 against
South Carolina, but he hit a big three


there's one giant priority, it might be that
McGriff said. "That's where we might want
guys. Elijah, when he was here at Florida,
oved to defensive back his senior year. He
litting time with Fred Taylor and really was a
ic runner. He's perfect for our offense. But you
big guy."
ida seems pretty set at wide receiver with
ff, Willie Jackson, Chris Doering and former
Hurricane Ryan Moore. Former Gator Reidel
ny is the receivers coach.
the biggest star at wideout is a former
ale, the explosive Peter Warrick.
team opens training camp in March, and the
opener is April 19 at Michigan.
league will undoubtedly face an uphill battle
alive, but the most important thing for players
arrick is being able to show their skills again.
s kind of a nice window for them to play,
me exposure, let NFL people watch them,"
ff said.

when it counted in addition to the four
steals he snatched.
He produces consistently, h has
amazing court vision and the Gators
gain something from his scrappy and
energetic presence on the floor sound
familiar?
Noah used to shout "Keep hatin'"
when the Gators were making their way
through March Madness last year, and
Werner might as well adopt the mantra.
Now that he's finally getting insisted,
he's finally getting some respect.


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Speights playing with renewed vigor

E CENTER WILL LEAD UF AGAINST
VANPERBILT AT HOME SUNDAY.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

Sometimes success has no timeline.
In Marreese Speights' first season, fans and
scouts marveled at his potential. Coming off the
bench, he averaged 4.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and
0.5 blocks in just 5.7 minutes per game, which
projects to a jaw dropping 28.7 points, 18.2 re-
bounds and 3.5 blocks per 40 minutes.
With that in mind, it's easy to see why
Speights walked into his sophomore season
saddled with expectations. Speights began the
year as one of 50 players elected to the pres-
tigious Naismith Preseason
Award Watch List and was
projected by many to be an
early first-rounder in this
Men's year's NBA Draft.
BaSketball The road for Speights,
Basketball however, has been littered
with ups and downs so far.
He began the season well, averaging 16.6
points in his first five games. But then the
competition came, and Speights disappeared.
The sophomore garnered just 4 points against
Florida State, 6 against Alabama and a mere 4
against Mississippi.
But then something happened. Kentucky
came into town and Speights erupted, playing
his best game when the lights shined the bright-
est. He had 20 points and eight rebounds lined
up a.inst Patrick Patterson, perhaps his tough-
est competition to date.
Speights then dominated South Carolina
with an impressive 22 points and 13 rebounds
on a night when he only missed three shots.
In Speights' eyes, he's finally arrived. casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator
"I feel way better. I got myself in better
UF forward Marreese Speights blocks Kentucky's Mark Coury during the
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23 Gators' 81-70 victory against the Wildcats on Saturday.


Werner replaces Noah as UF's most hated player


(O ne of my very favorite comedians
is the late Rodney Dangerfield,
who always'complained he never
got any respect.
After a few road games in the
Southeastern Conference, I'm betting
that the young Gators are grasping that
concept.
But earlier this week, UF coach Billy
Donovan said getting ripped by fans is
one of the best forms of flattery.
"They're not doing it to bad players,"
Donovan said. "I think you have to keep
it in perspective of the player. If they're
doing that, then chances are you're
pretty good."
While all players may suffer an equal
amount of jabs, every team has that one
**aL


Jenna Marina
Floor Jenna-ral
jmarina@alligator.org


guy who stands
out from all the
rest to take the
most hate.
And af-
ter attending
Wednesday
night's South
Carolina game, I
think I figured out
who this year's


target is Thunder Dan.
Yes, it seems that Dan Werner is this
season's Joakim Noah, taken down a
couple notches.
Every time Noah entered an arena last
year, I heard the chant: "NO-AH'S UG-
LY" or the ridiculously popular "Noah's


gay."
On Wednesday I had the pleasure
of sitting in front of two strapping
Gamecocks gentlemen who proceeded
to scream throughout the entire night,
"You're trash, Werner" and "Werner,
you're so ugly."
I'm not even going to touch on the
fact that the originality of the SEC as-
tounds me.
Werner, who was around last year to
hear all the negativity aimed at Noah, ac-
knowledged that he's noticed the taunts
are starting to be directed more his way.
Still, he modestly declined to ac-
knowledge that it has any correlation

SEE JENNA, PAGE 23


Team Florida


ready to draft

By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org

The All American Football League will
hold its inaugural draft on Saturday, and
Team Florida already knows who it wants
with its first-round pick. '
Player spokesman Travis McGriff, a
former UF wide receiver, said the team will
likely select former Gators quarterback Eric
Kresser with the fourth overall choice.
That prediction is somewhat of a head-
scratcher, given the fact that the most recog-
nizable player already on the roster is also a
quarterback, Chris Leak.
Coach Shane Matthews, also a former
UF quarterback, hopes Kresser and Leak
can forge a training-camp battle for the
starting job in March.
Kresser would come in with an edge
since he played at UF under Matthews'
offensive system, which mirrors Steve
Spurrier's Fun 'N Gun.
"(Kresser) is one of the most tal-
ented quarterbacks ever to play
here at Florida, one of the best
pure passers I've ever seen."
Shane Matthews
AAFL coach

"(Kresser) is one of the most talented
quarterbacks ever to play here at Florida,
one of the best pure passers I've ever seen,"
Matthews said. "He knows the system.
With Chris being a talented quarterback as
well, you need more than one."
The AAFL is a new six-team professional
league based in college cities with the caveat
of only taking players with college degrees,
hoping to cash in on the nostalgia factor of
the last 15 years of college football.
The draft is similar to the NFL's version
in that it will be tediously long, lasting 50
rounds (eight picks per round) with a few
minutes between picks for the first four
rounds and two minutes per pick for the
remaining rounds.
It begins at noon, and a television broad-
cast will last until 3 p.m., though the draft
is expected to go on past the broadcast
window. It will be televised on Cox Sports,
according to the league's Web site.
The format is a snake draft where the
team with the first pick in odd-numbered
SEE FOOT, PAGE 23


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the independent florida all gt"'4 ate: Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Al I f V D Ai -S 74 VOLUME 101 ISSUE85 FRIDAY,JANUARY 25, 2008 Fla. board approves statewide tuition hike 0 THE BOARD ALSO APPROVED ENROLLMENT LIMITS. I By DEBORAH SWERDLOW Alligator Writer dswerdlow@aligator.org TALLAHASSEE -In an unplanned move at its meeting Thursday, the Florida Board of Governors approved an 8 percent tuition increase for Florida's 11 state universities next year. The money was earmarked to hire more faculty and advisers and to fund need-based financial aid. It is unknown whether the Florida Bright Futures scholarship program would cover the hike. The board, the State University System's highest governing body, also decided to set enrollment limits at Florida universities to brace for impending budget cuts due to state revenue shortfalls. Both measures will go into effect in the fall. Bill Edmonds, spokesman for the board, said an 8 percent tuition increase would bring in an extra $93 a semester, or about $186 a year, from every student. UF's tuition currently costs State about $3,300 a year, according News to the UF admissions' Web site. The tuition increase is projected to bring in an extra $32 million statewide, Edmonds said. According to the board, 70 percent of the revenue from the tuition increase would fund Student gets inked for concert tickets By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer When listeners of the Kevin and Casey morning show on KISS 105.3 FM were asked what they would do to meet Disney's Hannah Montana, they gave some interesting responses. Someone promised to eat bugs. A woman said she would shave her head. "I think I'm crazy, but it's worth it." McCall Blanchard ticket winner But when two listeners convinced the DJs they were the most deserving to go to Tuesday's sold-out show in Orlando -and agreed to tattoo the station's logo on their bodies live on the air -they knew they had their winners. That was how McCall Blanchard, a 20-year-old SFCC student, found herself in Bodytech Tattooing and Piercing on West University Avenue Thursday morning. After an hour and a half, a 5-by-5-inch, open-jawed alligator with "KISS 105. 3 FM" above its head was displayed prominently between her shoulder blades. "I think I'm crazy, but it's worth it," Blanchard said. She won the hearts of the DJs when she told them her story. The tickets would be for her 7-year-old niece, Briauna Blanchard, who was born with a birth defect called spina bifida, which affects the spinal cord. Brianna is confined to a wheelchair most of the time, Blanchard said. "My niece has been through a lot," she said as the SEE TATTOO, PAGE 8 SFCC student McCall Blanchard gets a radio station's logo tattooed on her back by Bodytech Tattooing and Piercing owner Wayne Lessard for Hannah Montana tickets. more faculty and adviser hiring, -and 30 percent would provide need-based aid. UF, Florida State University and the University of South Florida were already expecting tuition increases because of the previously approved the Tuition Differential Program, which was passed by the Legislature last year and will go into effect in the fall. Those three universities can raise tuition up to 40 percent over four years, as long as the SEE BOG, PAGE 8 UF starts campaign in Miami UF President Bernie Machen pitched Florida Tomorrow, UF's newest capital campaign, to an audience of about 450 on Thursday night in Miami. The speech was the first of several upcoming events making up UF's regional campaigning efforts for Florida Tomorrow. The campaign, suimlar to The Gator Nation promotion, was created by the UF Foundation to attract donations to the university. Machen Tomorrow's overall goal is to raise $1.5 billion during the next five years. Machen announced the campaign's official kickoff in September. Chris Brazda, spokesman for the UF Foundation, said UF has set monetary goals for each region Machen visits, and UF hopes to raise $65 million in donations from the MianDade area. Machen's audience on Thursday was comprised mostly of UF alumni and friends, Brazda said. His next two destinations will be Orlando on April 2 and New York City on May 15. -LIA GANOSELLIS "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" II University Police is the first department in the U.S. to be accredited at the international, state and university levels. See story, pg. 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 19 Partly SPORTS 24 cloudy 59/41 visit www.alligator.org .UF center 0 Marreese Speights is beginning to live up to the lofty expectations he received after playing sparingly last season. He will lead the Gators against Vanderbilt Sunday. See story, pg. 24.

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2, ALLIGATOR U FRDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING AmeriCorps -Alachua County Reads Room S 236/237 SFCC Northwest campus, 5 p.m., 6 p.m., tonight Alachua County Reads will be hosting two training and orientation sessions for students interested in getting involved with the program, which offers reading tutoring for students in at-risk elementary schools. Poker Tournament UF Hillel, 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday Alpha Epsilon Pi will host its fourth annual "Poker All Night Long," a No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament. All money raised will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Entry is $5. Contemporary Art Discussion Ham Museum, 3p.m., Sunday UF professor Celeste Roberge will present a gallery talk of the exhibition "Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Ham Collection." NATIONAL When asked to rate the country's economy, most o Cadult Americans said it was fair, according to a recent Gallup poll. Results are based on telephone interviews with 2,031 adults conducted Jan. 20,22, and 23 Excellent Good Fair Poor Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff FORECAST TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY 59/41 SATURDAY RAIN 63/43 SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 66/38 MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 67/43 TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 71/54 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports -and editorials. if you find an error, please call our newsroom at (352) 3764458 or send an e-mall to editor@alligatororg. the independent florida alligator VOLUME 101 ISSUE 85 ISSN 0889-2423 Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications Inc., of Gainesville, Florida NEWSROOM 352-376-4458 (Voice), 352-376-4467 (Fax) Editor Chad Smith, csmith@alligator.org Managing Editor/ Print Devin Culclasure, dculclasure@ailigator.org Managing Editor / Online Megan Taylor, mtaylor@alIigator.org University Editor Kim Wilmath, kwilmath@aliigator.org Metro Editor Jessica Ponn, jponn@alligator.org Enterprise Editor Yudislady Fernandez, yfernandez@alligator.org Freelance Editor Noel Sanchez, nsanchez@alligator.org Opinions Editor Panagiota Papakos, ppapakos@alligator.org Sports Editor Mike McCall, mmccall@alligator.org Sports Assistant Editor Phil Kegler, pkegier@ailigator.org alligatorSports.org Editor Evan Drexler, edrexier@ailligator.org Editorial Board Chad Smith, Devin Culclasure, Leigh Shapiro Photo Editors Nicole Safker, nsafker@alligator.org Andrew Stanfill, astanfiil@aligator.org the Avenue Editor David Low, diow@aiiigator.org Graphics Staff Mikala Kuchera Copy Desk Chiefs Andrea Asuaje, Kimberly Fuischer, Mike Harkins, Jennifer Shepard Copy Editors Vanessa Cantwel, Jessica Chasmar, Shelby Etheridge, Ashley Furrow, Holli Horton, Kristen Huff, Kristen Humphrey, Megan Jeffers, Katherine Mojena, Rend Perez, Kristen Scheff Staff Drew Harwell, Bryan Jones, Jenna Marina, Brian Steele, Nick Zaccardi Online Staff Ryan Moulton, Carmen Osorio-Rodrigues DISPLAY ADVERTISING 352-376-4482, 800-496-0265 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) Advertising Director Brad Smith, bsmith@alligator.org Advertising Office Manager Victoria Livingston, viivingston@alligator.org Office Assistant Sarah Buckwald, Caitlin Wilcox Intern Coordinator Lauren Solomon Sales Representatives Wendy Alexaitis, Mirian Bobodilla, Donna Gurnic, Jonathan Hsu, Troy Johnston, Ashley Moore, Madeline Ross, Jenna Turaniczo, Kayla Yevington CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING 352-373-FIND (Voice), 352-376-3015 (Fax) Classified Advertising Manager Ellen Light, ellight@alligatororg Classified Clerks Marianne Cooper, Wildivina Rosario, Cassia Sookhoo CIRCULATION Operations Manager Scott McKearnan, smckearnan@aligator.org BUSINESS 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) Comptroller Ramona Malloy, businessoffice@ailigafor.org Accounts Receivable Supervisor Sharin Sexton Bookkeeper Melissa Bell ADMINISTRATION 352-376-4446 (Voice), 352-376-4556 (Fax) General Manager Patricia Carey, tcarey@aliigator.org Administrative Managers Rebekah Hudder Administrative Assistant Lenora McGowan, Imcgowan@alligator.org President Emeritus C.E. 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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 3 LOCAL FHP troopers arrest man with 1,400 prescription pills By JESSICA PONN Alligator Staff Writer jponn@alligator.org Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man just south of Gainesville on Wednesday afternoon after they found a loaded gun and more than 1,400 prescriptiondrug pills in the car he was driving, according to an FHP news release. Stephen Douglas Griffin, 56,.was pulled over on Interstate. 75 near milepost 380 because his windows were unlawfully tinted and because he had improperly passed another vehicle, according to his arrest report. After running a computer check, an FHP trooper found that Griffin had a suspended and expired Kentucky driver's license. The trooper then began to search the 1994 red Buick that Griffin was driving and found six empty prescription bottles inside, according to Griffin's arrest report. The trooper then opened the trunk of the car and discovered two black boxes that held a .380-caliber semi-automatic gun and 15 pill bottles, the report stated. Five of the bottles wereunlabeled and contained five different drugs, according to the report and an FHP news release. ThedrugsindudedHydrocodone and Oxycodone, both of which are pain killers that can be abused as opiates, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Web site. Methadone, a drug often used today for the treatment of narcotic addition, according to the DEA site, was also found in Griffin's car. Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug, and Amoxicillin, an antibiotic, were found as well: In total, 1,466 pills were found. According the press release, the street value of those pills is estimated around $30,000. Troopers also found $5,424 on Griffin, mostly in new $100 bills, and an application for a birth certificate from Ohio under his name with a different date of birth. Troopers also found a list of people named Stephen Griffin of different ages and with different addresses from the Web site People Finder Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents questioned Griffin and a passenger he was driving with. Griffin said he was from Fort Lauderdale, but the passenger told the FDLE agents that Griffin was coming to Florida to get the prescriptions,.which he was planning to sell in Kentucky. The passenger, who was not identified and not charged with any crime, said Griffin brings people down to Florida to meet doctors in exchange for half of their prescriptions. Griffin is being held in the Alachua County Jail on several misdemeanor and felony charges. Departing dean a finalist for provost at U. of Arizona EKHARGONEKAR HAS BEEN UF ENGINEERING DEAN FOR 7 YEARS. By LIA GANOSELLIS Alligator Writer eganose alligator.org Pramod Khargonekar, the outgoing dean in UF's College of Engineering, is one of three finalists for the position of provost at the University of Arizona. Khargonekar, who is finishing his seventh year as dean of the engineering college, announced his resignation in December. Although he had planned to stay at UP to teach and conduct research, he said Thursday he is considering the job at UA. "If everything works out, certainly it's a very attractive position," he said. He graduated from UF in 1981 with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. After all the time he's spent at UF, he said it wouldn't be easy to leave. "I'm a UF graduate, and I've been here for seven years, so I have a lot of attachment to Florida," he said. "But it's an exciting opportunity." He began his career as an assistant professor at UP. In 1984, he took a position at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for five years as an electrical engineering professor. He was also a professor at the University of Michigan for 12 years before returning to UF in 2001. UF If Khargonekar Adm hV st -n ~ is chosen for the position at Arizona, he said it would be the highest and most prestigious position he's held yet. "I expect it will be a challenge, but I think I'm well prepared for it," he said. Khargonekar said he will visit the UA campus in Tuscon next week to meet faculty members and participate in a campus forum. Johnny Cruz, a UA spokesman, said the three candidates were narrowed down from about 60 applicants. The other two finalists are Meredith Hay of the University of Iowa and the University of Utah's Robert Newman. UA President Robert Shelton will make the final decision, Cruz said. If Khargonekar isn't chosen for the position, he said it wouldn't be a setback. 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4, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 On amendment, governments and homeowners split Proposal would decrease property taxes By KATIE GALLAGHER Alligator Writer kgallagher@alligator.org Get put on hold by Gov. Charlie Crist's office these days, and you won't hear easy listening music. Instead, the phone plays a voiceover praising the controversial Amendment 1, a proposal to decrease property taxes on the ballot on Tuesday Crist set out on a bus tour Jan. 16 encouraging voters around the state to vote "yes" on the amendment to the state constitution, and he's been promoting it for much longer than that. If the amendment passed, it would save each Florida homeowner an average of $240 a year in property taxes -$336 in Alachua County -and allow owners to keep a percentage of their tax breaks if they move. But not everyone is pleased. Alachua County Commissioner Rodney Long announced Tuesday the county is officially opposed to the amendment, stating that it imposes on local governments and budgets. "Amendment 1 makes a broken tax system even worse," Long said. Financial Relief The value of houses nationwide has increased dramatically over the past five years, according to Global Insight, a global economic forecaster. But under a 1995 Florida amendment called Save Our Homes, homeowners have only had to pay taxes on a 3 percent increase in their homes' values each year, said Bryan Pollak, a South Florida mortgage broker. So, if someone bought a home for $100,000, and the market value skyrocketed to $200,000 the next year, Save Our Homes guaranteed the owner could only be taxed on $103,000, Pollack said. "If you're a widow and you're on a fixed income, it's not your fault if the value of your house goes up," he said. "It's a very nice social welfare thing, so to speak." But owners who move lose that tax break and have to pay taxes on the complete and inflated value of 'their new homes. So why would anyone move, and who can afford to? Not many, and that's the problem Amendment 1 aims to solve. It would allow people to take a percentage of their savings with them when they move. The idea is te spur property sales in a stagnant market. Michael Kitchens, executive vice president of Bosshardt Realty Services, said he thinks the amendment would encourage both movers and first-time buyers. "Affordability is becoming more and more of an issue," Kitchens said, "especially for a first-time home buyer." Alachua County has one of the highest property taxes in the state, he said. He said he hopes this amendment, if passed, brings financial relief. "They're taxing us at just about the highest rate they possibly can," he said. "In order to afford housing in Alachua County, for some people, this is a necessity." State Rep. Larry Cretul, who represents parts of Alachua County, said he's in favor of the amendment and would support even more cuts. "Affordability is becoming more and more of an issue." Michael Kitchens executive vice president of Bosshardt Realty "I don't know if it's going to do enough to generate the kind of recovery we need in the housing market at this moment," he said. Pollak agreed that this particular amendment might not be the most effective solution to the housing problem. He said he thinks all homes should be reassessed at current market values, so that taxes are more fair. Doing that would allow the state to collect the same amount of tax revenue, while encouraging people to buy homes. Homeowner and UF law student Jason Boffey said he planned to vote in favor of the amendment. He said he wants to sell his house soon, and thinks he can save a few hundred dollars in taxes with the new amendment. "I think it's going to be a worthwhile thing," he said. "It may cost the local government, but they'll adjust." Budget Woes Though Gainesville has not issued an official statement against Amendment 1 like Alachua County has, city spokesman Bob Woods said the city cannot afford. the tax cuts. Property tax cuts could carve at least $3 million out of the city's budget, he said. The city currently has a budget of about $95 million, he said, but $18.9 million of that is untouchable, set aside for credit, insurance, vehicle upkeep and utilities. About $47 million is budgeted for public safety -police and fire departments -which the city would rather not touch, he said. That means the $3 million would come out of the remaining $29.3 million, which is budgeted for social services and "niceties." Woods said the city commission hasn't decided what to cut yet. "They're going to look across the board at all the city departments," he said. "I don't think any department is exempt from consideration." City Commissioner Scherwin Henry said that while the city will not cut from public safety departments, it may have to institute a "fire assessment fee." "Fire service needs to be provoided he said, "but it doesn't come free." The new cuts would be on top of $4 million that was trimmed from the budget last year as a result of other tax cuts. At the time, Woods said, the city was able to make most of its cuts internally. He's not sure they can do it again. "Undoubtedly some of those cuts will begin to affect the service level to taxpayers," he said. Alachua County Commissioner Mike Byerly said now is a bad time for a tax cut. "There aren't a lot of frills left for us to cut," Byerly said. "And of course, one person's frills are another person's top priority." Not the End To be voted into the constitution, the amendment must be approved by 60 percent of voters, rather than a traditional simple majority. But even if the amendment doesn't pass, voters could see more property tax proposals on the ballot in November. The Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, a committee appointed by the governor and Legislature, is studying Florida's property tax structure to come up with its own recommendation. The House will be back in session in March and discuss whether more needs to be done, Cretul said. "There are other things moving along at the same time, and I don't know who's going to make it to the fish line," he said. -KUFa/ Ar111galO ZH Framed with spare bike rims, SFCC student Vyki Englert speaks with Andy Lievertz, an SFCC systems analyst, during the Gainesville Community Bicycle Project meeting Thursday at The Kickstand off South Main Street in Gainesville. Bicycle group opens new HQ A Gainesville bicycling organization is introducing its new headquarters and bike repair shop with several events today. The group, called The Kickstand, will host a bike ride starting at 5:30 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas on the UF campus and ending at the shop at 722 South Main St. The finish line will feature a reception with free veggie chili and live performances by bands such as Umoja Orchestra, Team Mascot, Local The Impossible Shoelace and Dirty News Fist, said Ani Previc, director of The Kickstand. Previc said the organization provides Gainesville bicyclists with free bike repairs, community service opportunities and biking information. "The spirit behind the project is that riding bicycles provides anyone from any background a chance to feel like part of communityy" she said. "Th-is is a community that is health conscious, sustainable and non-partisan." The Kickstand is accepting donations of old bicycles and parts, Previc said. However, she said her favorite donations are volunteers. "Coming here shows people that they belong somewhere," Previc said with a smile. "It's empowering." -ELIZABETH LEVA

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, 5 UPD first to be accredited at intl., state, univ. levels Accreditations came at 'bad time" By ELIZABETH LEVA Alligator Contributing Writer University Police is the first department in the nation to achieve "Triple Crown" status after receiving accreditation on intenationa, state, and university levels. Each accreditation requires that the department pass an inspection of every nook and cranny of the agency, said Robert Wagner, UPD administrative support lieutenant. UPD is also the only campus law enforcement agency in the state of Florida to be given an international award, Wagner said. The major benefit of the recent achievements is the credibility UPD has gained, he said. "I think it's nice there is positive press out there to offset some of the negative press since the Andrew Meyer situation," he said, referring to the UPD Tasering of Meyer, a UF student, in September at a public forum. UPD heard the news of its success in the middle of a five-day inspection process from the international accrediting agency, he said. "It came at a bad time because it didn't get a lot of attention," he said, "but it came at a good time because it provided us with a diversion and boost during a stressful time." He said UPD -has received calls seeking advice on its-successful policies Public smce the attention the "Triple Safety Crown" status has brought it. "When you see the University of Florida name associated with an accreditation policy, that gives it some serious weight," he said. Capt. Jeff Holcomb, UPD spokesman, said the standards required to receive these accreditations prove that UPD officers are performing at their highest potential. With 160 employees, UPD is one of the largest campus law enforcement agencies in the country, Wagner said. UPD and the Gainesville Police Department also work closely together, Holcomb said. The two agencies team up in difficult situations off campus or when extra security is needed on campus, he said. Wagner said no amount of recognition would encourage UPD officers to stop trying to improve even more. "UF ought to be leading the way for the nation," Wagner said. "So we should do that too." Study: Stress, anxiety may increase risk of heart disease ACADEMIC PRESSURE PUTS STUDENTS AT RISK. By GABRIELLE FALCONEIRI Alligator Contributing Writer Most college students realize that stress and anxiety can take a toll on their nerves. What they might not realize is that it's also taking a toll on their hearts. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology recently added chronic anxiety and stress to a list of psychological factors that increase the risk of heart attacks. The list also includes anger, hostility and depression. While triggers for stress can vary between individuals, there seems to be a trend of academic pressure that affects the majority of college students with anxiety issues, said Roberta S. Seldman, psychologist at UF's Student Mental Health Services. "There is an extreme and unusually high need not to get a degree, but get straight A's," she said. Todd Broder, a third-year psychology resident at Shands at UT, said that 30 to 40 years ago the expectation was just to graduate high school. Now graduating college and participating in master's or doctoral programs is expected. "We believe mind and body are one." Roberta Seldman UF psychologist While worrying about an assignment won't cause lasting damage, living in constant worry can quickly result in serious physical problems. Seldman said panic attacks are the top physical issue she sees brought on by stress. "Developing heart irregularity is also a big one," she added. There also seems to be a cultural phenomenon in the U.S. that equates a certain amount of normalcy with stress, Seldman said. With the release of this information, cardiologists have started to examine both physiological and psychological aspects of a patient when deciding upon treatments. Seldman said this will benefit overall patient care. "We believe mind and body are one," she said. "There isn't a separation." Students can learn to cope with stress and anxiety through programs offered by the university. Student Mental Health Services offers both individual counseling and group courses. Although there are plenty of programs available to UF students, Seldman said that participation levels are "terrible." "We have 50,000 students at this university and maybe 15 in a class," she said. She attributes the lack of involvement to low levels of publicity and university support. "We're just Band-Aids," she said. "We clean up the mess." FRn: Beat the CIock Live DJ SAT: Free Beer & Live DJ Shouldn't Go Unnoticed. It's not every day that you hear about solutions to community health care problems. It takes innovation, creativity and a true passion for helping people. It takes persistence in overcoming obstacles. Dedication to improving the unique health care needs of the community. The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida thinks it deserves recognition: The Sapphire Award Recognizing Community Health Excellence WINNER-$100,000 Stands Vista PALS (Partners in Adolescent Lifestyle Support) Program, Alachua County AWARD OF DISTINCTION-$75,000 each Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Inc. HUG-Me, a program at the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, Central Florida Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine, Polk County HONORABLE MENTION-$25,000 Big Bend Cares Inc., Panhandle Whether it's providing mental health counseling to teens, helping those with diabetes or providing support to HIV/AIDS patients, these organizations do whatever it takes to reach out to those in need. We salute these honorees. They are improving the health of thousands of Floridians who might otherwise go without care. And that's worth hearing about every day. The Blue Foundation FOR A HEALTHY FLORIDA Th484-rn7 o nda r a Healy FR a and s Par a e os and Bi 5h od

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6, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 Editorial here may be a logical explanation for why you woke up feeling like crap Tuesday. Yes, it did signal the end of the only long weekend we have until Spring Break, but it may very well be because the third week in January is among one of the most depressing of the year, according to a researcher from Cardiff University. So while you look forward to this weekend to banish thoughts about the cold weather and your mounting holiday credit card debt, we hope you'll crack a smile with this week's edition of. Darts & Laurels We begin on a positive note with a way-to-rally-the-mostapathetic-demographic LAUREL to Chomp the Vote. Their efforts to increase awareness about the importance of voting may not be as flashy as years past, when they drove students to polling places in limos, but the fact that they are willing to spend hours on the Reitz Union Colonnade to help voters find their polling locations says something about their dedication. We appreciate their attempts to make sure students have their voices heard in the primaries, even if we don't get a sweet ride to the ballot box this time. Next up, we've got a maybe-you-were-confused-aboutyour-j ob-but-you-actually-do-represent-the-university DART to President Bernie Machen. His public announcement that he would endorse Sen. John McCain for president this week was inappropriate and misguided. And with McCain scheduled to make a campaign stop in Gainesville on Sunday, Machen can't reasonably expect us to believe that he just randomly decided to announce his presidential preference now. While we're on the subject of confusion, we have to hand a so-what-exactly-is-your-story-again DART to UF gymnast Maranda Smith. In an interview earlier this month, she said she spoke with football coach Urban Meyer "every day" about coming to UF in hopes of luring her wide-receiver boyfriend, Carl Moore, to Gainesville. Smith changed her story Wednesday, saying that she may have exaggerated after her statements sparked an investigation by the UF compliance department. So either she's a drama queen or she's trying to get Meyer out of hot water. Whatever. it is, we're hoping she learned the value of thinking before you speak. We couldn't go without mentioning what many news organizations continue to dub the biggest story of the week the sad, untimely death of 28-year-old actor Heath Ledger. When Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment Tuesday, rumors swirled around cyberspace of the actor's history of drug use. We are so disgusted that we have to hand over a don't-you-understand-what-rest-in-peacemeans DART to the Best Buy in San Diego for putting up a display urging people to honor the actor by purchasing his movies on DVD just hours after his death. And let's not forget the radical Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas and its plans to protest Ledger's memorial service because he played a homosexual character in "Brokeback Mountain." Not to depress you any longer, the future of higher education in Florida saw a glimmer of hope this week. Our final thank-you-for-finally-taking-steps-to-make-a-positivechange LAUREL goes to the Board of Governors. Although it may be disappointing for high school seniors statewide, the proposal limiting the number of incoming freshman next fall is a responsible move to ensure that all UF students get the education they expect -and pay for -from a flagship university. alligator Chad Smith EDITOR Devin Culclasure MANAGING EDITOR Panagiota Papakos OPINIONS EDITOR Leigh Shapiro EDITORIAL BOARD The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about oee letter-sized pag'). They most betyped, double-spaced and most include the authors narn, eclasstation an phone number. Names mill e witheld it ths writer shows josti cause. We reserve th, right to edit to, length. grammar, styte and libel. Send letters to lterslatligetos.o bring th"m to 1105 W. University Avs., or sed them to P.O. Soo 14257, Gaionsville, FL 32m04-2257. Colors ot about 550 words about original topics and editoral cartoons are also wetooom,. Questions? Colt 376-4458. Opinions Column Respect for all worr spent this past weekend in Las Vegas with my mom and a friend celebrating my 21" birthday. My social status as a young female has never proved so beneficial. I skipped hour-long lines, scooted my way into VIP areas and received free lap dances from Australian male strippers (no, seriously). I was impressed by how easy it was to get special treatment as a woman. Then I realized how ridiculous that is. The only time in my life that it's actually been advantageous to have two X chromosomes was during a weekend trip to the Strip. I don't think Gloria Steinem would be very happy. This got me to thinking about women in the 21" century. We like to believe that respect for gender, if not complete equality, has finally come to fruition. But has it? Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has definitely endured her share of ridicule as a female. At a recent speech given by Clinton prior to the New Hampshire primaries, two male attendees proved that sexism still exists. The men, positioned near the front of the auditorium, interrupted her speech by chanting, "Iron my shirts," until escorted away by security guards. Clinton spoke of breaking a glass ceiling and cleverly concluded her speech by saying, "If there's anybody in the audience who wants to learn to iron his own shirt, we can talk about that." Although the event has been named as a factor in Hillary's growing popularity, it is still unnerving as a female to hear men so certain of women's inferiority. Here's another example of how far we still have to go. This week on Yahoo News there was an article about the growing prominence of female CEOs in Fortune 500 companies. Neato, I thought. Then, I read on. There are ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion My follow U.S. 7se nato rs. TA en still n ot rea lity currently 10 female CEOs. Wow, 10, really? This is news? I'll do the math to save you the trouble. Two percent of the top 500 companies in the U.S. are run by women. This information is Carly Hallam neither astounding nor encouragletters@allgator.org ing. In fact, it saddens me. Is that really newsworthy? If women were truly as respected as men in the workplace, there would be more like a few hundred powerful ladies on the list. I understand there are many working women who quit their jobs at one point or another to raise children, thus preventing them from moving to the top of the corporate ladder. But I don't believe this is the reason that 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies are run by men -just as I don't think Hillary's starched, wrinkle-free shirts are the reason male protestors asked her to iron theirs. I'll admit I'm guilty of joking about marrying for money and spending my days on the tennis courts. But honestly, I plan to have a successful career as well as a family. I want to drop my kids off at school and then kick off my pink heels beneath my oak desk in the corner office. In order to do both, I have to be seen as an equal or at least be revered for more than my ability to bake Funfetti cupcakes. In this particular instance, what happened in Vegas must not stay in Vegas. I hope that some day respect for women will be as cosrunon as bottles of bronzer in a Thunder From Down Under dressing room. Carly Hallam is an advertising senior. Her column appears on Fridays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Would you ever get a tattoo to win a contest? Thursday's question: Should the Board of Governors cap the number of freshmen next fall? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 82% YES 18% NO 33 TOTAL VOTES holgd in my hands a vial of andsn a0 i a o. addictive We suspect that eventually the hardcore "Hannah-maniacs" will hors out much like] users of previous popular substachces: SnsA SometimeBs, I just d don't un derFstand tweens.

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Bush has done a lot for the country I'm disheartened by the majority of our students' determination to bash President Bush. In the wake of terrorist attacks, natural disasters and skyrocketing oil prices, we're living a quality of life similar to before all of these things took place. This fact speaks volumes about the president's policies, both foreign and domestic, because no other country's economy could boast such resilience. Despite how many dose calls we have had, there has not been another major attack on the United States since our government has taken the proactive steps to prevent them. If anything, Bush has defended the interests of our generation better than any other president in history -by keeping us safe, lowering taxes and initiating reform for the entitlement programs that stant under our watch. U EUg FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 I ALLIGATOR, 7 I to run dry Contrary to what magazines may say, men actually prefer women who have minds and Kate Wallace wear attire that shows that. What you wear on UF alumna the outside reflects what you are on the inside, so don't wear something that belongs in a tackle box or a music video. You are not a material girl and you are not going to a wrestling match, so please look to Tights are for wrestlers and bimbos The New Yorker for fashion On Thursday, Avenue writer Vanessa Cosmopolitan or the Alligato Dimaggio said that wearing tights is fashionA good rule of thumb: able for women. As a staunch, heterosexual Confederate Railroad song male, I beg you women out there, don't wear tights. This is not the '80s. No one wants to feel like a virgin. And Madonna has hit menopause, so quit trying to look like her. All the celebrities Dimaggio named -Hilton, Hohnes and Lohan -are the three biggest bimbos in Hollywood. advice and not r. don't follow the Trashy Women." Michael Walker .4LS Machen's endorsement troubling UF President Bernie Machen is in no way obligated to keep his politics to himself. What the students and faculty of Florida should question, however, is his endorsement of a candidate who advocates teaching creationism in public schools, encourages a continuing war in Iraq, considers singing "Bomb Iran" at a campaign stop witty, is rated low for his support of civil rights by the NAACP, votes against protecting homosexuals from discrimination and supports a state ban on gay marriage. Considering his endorsement of these positions, it is the judgment, wisdom and integrity of your college president that should be questioned. Charles Bittner Academic liaison, The Nation Magazine Eliminate CompuLter Problems Fast! Computer Geek business services division 866-FLA-GEEK www.acomputergeek.com 5192 SW 34th Street Shoppesof Williston by naw Publix 352-271-1218 : Jager.750 mL. 519.99 Belvedere .LTR 9.$29.99 04 Effen Bik Berry. 750mL.$19.99 Sailor Jerry ..75mL $21 99 9200 NW 39th Ave .eV3,~ Publix Plaza )< stoe" 352-37-8641 SVanderbilt rQ@1PAI Ali ,m 0 gA,,,,,eyin lSt~enC. 0-CA,,lll C,-

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8, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 In high-def format war, Blu-ray trumps HD DVD locally Reminiscent of VHS-Beta battle By VANESSA DIMAGGIO Alligator Contributing Writer After more than a year of playing tug-ofwar with HD DVD, or High Definition DVD, it appears that Blu-ray Disc may have emerged as the front-runner in the format war. The two companies have been dueling for domination of the high-definition DVD market since they released their first movie titles in 2006. "Blu-ray is definitely winning the war," said Andrew Cohen, the general manager of the three Gainesville Blockbuster locations. Of the Blockbuster stores and two Hollywood Video stores in Gainesville, only one store carries HD DVDs. All three Blockbuster stores carry Blu-ray Discs, and about a dozen people come looking for Blu-ray rentals on a weekday, while close to 20 come in on the weekends, Cohen said. They get three to four new titles each Week, and he expects that number to continue growing in the future. This comes after parent company Blockbuster Inc. announced last June that it would expand Blu-ray Disc inventory to 1,700 Blockbuster stores by mid-July It announced it would continue to offer HD DVD titles through its online rental service and in a select number of stores, according to its press release. Cohen said his stores carry dose to 100 movie titles in Blu-ray Disc. That number has grown significantly from when they first started offering them last June, Cohen said. They started out with about a half-dozen titles, but are now constantly adding new movies and expanding their catalog of older titles. Blu-ray Discs are winning the format war among movie studios as well. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. announced on Jan. 4 that it would start releasing its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray Disc format this June, according to a press release. Cohen said this leaves the already struggling HD DVD with two major Paramount Pictures and Univ still making their movies in format. He attributes the growing Blu-ray Discs to the large popu dents who own PlayStation 3s, used as Blu-ray Disc players. "Technology comes aro just better than the la HD DVD lacks the added s ing a popular game console equi ability to play the format. It do tachment to turn an Xbox 360 int player. Other than that, custom chase specifically designed HD The feud between the two nates with the invention of the b Peter Zory, a professor in the d electrical and computer enginee Zory, who worked with Phili novie studios, on the first CDs in the 1980s, likens the format ersal Pictures, war between Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD to a he RD DVD similar situation in the 1980s. "It's exactly the same conflict," he said. popularity of "VHS won, and Beta is no more." elation of stuZory is not entirely convinced that the batwhich can be tle lies between the two high-definition DVD formats. After seeing Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveil the new MacBook Air laptop last week, un d that's Zory believes there is a bigger threat looming st one." on the horizon. Peter Zory A computer as tiny as the MacBook Air iF professor can't even play discs. Zory thinks the future of home video watching lies in flash memory drives and that ipport of hayBlu-ray Discs, HD DVDs and DVDs alike are ped with the doomed. es offer an at"I'm sorry to say that," Zory said. "I was in e an RD DVD the beginning of all these things, working on era must purthe lasers, so I don't like to see laser applicaDVD players. tions go down the tubes, but this is such an formats origiamazing thing," he added, holding the tiny rue laser, said memory stick in his hand. leparment of He believes Blu-ray Discs will win out the ring at U o format war and that people will use them for s Electronics long-term storage. But for short-term, flash drives are the way to go. Students will see 8 percent increase this fall BOG, from page 1 yearly increase does not exceed 15 percent. Regardless of the new hike, they are still capped at 15 percent, Edmonds said. He said this is the second time the board has exercised its right to set tuition. Members approved a 5 percent increase, which went into effect this semester, at the board's July meeting. Whether the board actually has tuition-setting authority is still unclear. The Florida Legislature instituted its own 5 percent tuition hike this semester, as well. A pending lawsuit from the board against the Legislature will decide which body has that power. A judge threw out the lawsuit earlier this month, stating that the board failed to show standing in the case. The board has until Feb. 4 to resubmit the suit with further evidence. Edmonds said the board hasn't resubmitted additional evidence yet, but in the meantime it will continue to act under the belief that it'has the power to set tuition. The board will do so "until the court says no," he said. Despite the ongoing lawsuit, Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of the board, downplayed concerns about the Legislature's reaction to the board's increase. "I'm confident the Legislature understands that we want to work with them," Rosenberg said. He said he didn't want to raise tuition, but he said the board was left with almost no choice. "The rubber band is stretched as tight as it can be stretched," he said. "We are slowing down as a system. In essence, we're running out of gas." However, Rosenberg said he wasn't worried about negative student reactions to the increase because of complaints about a lack of faculty, advisers and course availability -all problems the hike intends to solve. Florida currently ranks last in terms of nationwide studentteacher ratios, according to statistics presented at the meeting. Originally, one of the board members proposed an annual 13 percent tuition increase for the next five years, but it was reduced to the one-time 8 percent hike. After the meeting, Sheila McDevitt, the board member who proposed reducing the amount of the hike, Said she wanted to fix budget problems in the short term by setting an increase for only the fall. UF Student Body President Ryan Moseley, the only student on the board, voted against the motion in a budget committee meeting before the full board meeting. Moseley said he didn't have enough time to consider the issue. But the motion passed after about 45 minutes of discussion at the budget committee meeting. Moseley said he wanted the board to postpone further dialogue on the proposal until the next board meeting in March. The board also unanimously passed a motion advising Florida's public universities to limit enrollment. "We've reached a point in this state where we can no longer do more with less," said board member Tico Perez. "We're beyond cutting to the bone, and we're starting to cut off limbs." Carolyn Roberts, board chairwoman, said the board would not assign each university a quota on how many students it can enroll. Instead, she said trustees at each school would submit an enrollment plan to. the board for approval. jusun moraczewsKI / Aiigator UF Student Body President Ryan Moseley speaks during a Board of Governors meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday afternoon. Moseley voted against a tuition increase. Student got tattooed for her niece TATTOO, from page 1 tattooing machine buzzed on her back, completing what would be her fourth tattoo. The station decided to award Blanchard both the front-row tickets and the backstage passes because the other contestant did not show up. The station did not explain why. Additionally, the Local DJs told Blanchard News on the air that a limousine will take Brianna from her home in Tampa to the concert. Brianna is excited by the thought of meeting Hannah Montana in just four days. "I love her," she said over the phone. "She's my favorite pop star in the world." Wayne Lessard, Bodytech's owner, tattooed Blanchard himself after the station approached him with the idea. "I thought it was such a nice story," he said. "I wanted to be involved in it." Blanchard, who is a Georgiaraised Bulldogs fan, was hesitant to have her back permanently tattooed with a gator. "Can we make the gator red and black?" she asked, smiling. In the end, Blanchard was happy with Lessard's work. "I'm just glad it's not ugly," she said. "Wayne did a really good job on it."

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9 LOCAL Survey to evaluate Gainesville services N 1,200 HOUSEHOLDS CHOSEN FOR FEEDBACK. Randomly selected Gainesville residents will get the chance to strongly agree or disagree on city services by completing a new survey. City Strategic Planner Lila Stewart said 1,200 households were selected to participate. Next week, the residents will get a cover letter and a survey to complete. They will receive multiple copies of the survey to remind them to complete it, Stewart said. "It's basically a mechanism to obtain feedback from our citizens," she said. The data will be collected from Jan. 28 to Feb. 29. Residents will get the chance to rate how much they like living in Gainesville, as well as how effective the city has been in tackling issues like housing, healthcare and transportation. They are also asked how important some of the provided city services are to them, Stewart said. The city is using The National Citizen Survey, which is sponsored by the International City/ County Management Association in cooperation with the National Research Center. It's the first year the city has used the survey, and it costs $8,900 to implement. About 20 other cities in Florida have used the survey, such as Melbourne, Oldsmar and Sarasota. In April, city officials will receive a report that they can compare with results from other similarly populated areas. -APRIL DUDASH Blood drive exceeds average By ABBY SNYDER Alligator Contributing Writer Local LifeSouth Community Blood Centers collected about 100 more donations than expected for their local blood drive, helping to ease the pressure of a recent blood shortage. The blood drive, which ran Friday through Monday, was held to restock centers that are experiencing shortages due to a decline in donations over the holidays. During the four-day blood drive, 338 donations were collected at the bloodmobile outside the Butler Plaza Regal Cinemas and at local collection centers, said Wendy Hill, LifeSouth branch manager for the Civitan region. This far exceeds the average collection of 231 donations from previous years, Hill said. Because the blood shortage is nationwide, collection centers low on blood can't import supplies from other centers, she said. "People take vacations, their kids are out of school, and they're rushed Public with shopping and Health preparing for the holiday season," Hill said. "Blood doesn't take a vacation. Although all blood types are still needed, the success of the blood drive helped relieve the shortage of blood types A and B in local LifeSouth centers, she said. An emergency shortage of blood types 0 and O-negative is still in effect, however. Neon signs placed around UF's campus reading "Critical Blood Shortage" have been notifying students about current needs. Students contribute more than 50 percent of the local blood supply, Hill said. UF Spanish junior Cedar Lane went to determine his blood type and donate Tuesday at an on-campus bloodmobile after seeing a sign advertising the shortage of type 0 blood. After learning he was type A, Lane said, "I heard it's a good thing to know for emergencies, and I thought that if I was a type 0, I'd definitely donate. But I decided to do it anyway." If the blood shortage persists, local hospitals could have to cancel surgeries, Hill said, but she doesn't think it's likely. "We haven't put our hospitals in any critical shortages yet," she said. "Hopefully we'll pull out of it." Hey, Ad and Business Majors! Dive into a new opportunity. Sales positions & internships are available with the advertising department for UF & SFCC Students! To compete in today's job market, you need experience. And the more experience you have to offer future employers, the better. But how can you get a job that will give you experience when you need experience to get a job? The Alligator offers students just like you that opportunity. You will gain valuable sales experience through personal contact with clients. You will learn the newspaper business from a hands-on perspective. If you can work Spring and Summer semesters, then we're taking applications. You must be enrolled in Spring and Summer classes full time. Join the staff of the largest independent college news paper in the nation. Let The Alligator be your first step toward a successful future. Applications are available at The Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave. Application deadline Friday, 1/25/08 at 4pm Call 376-4482 if you have any questions and. ask for Lauren T4)r j e~fWr & ]H.m E W -_, STUDE n ANESVILLER7 FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO "A compelling, thought-provoking yE-M portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America's churches." Fri 7 & 9/Sat 4:30, 7 & 9/Sun 2:30, 5 & 7 375.HIPP THEHIPP.ORG 25 SE 2ND PL, GAINESVILLE

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10, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 LOCAL Roundup targets invasive potatoes Volunteers of all ages are fighting back this Saturday against a deadly threat -air potatoes' More than 1,400 people have signed up for the Ninth Annual Great Air Potato Roundup to uproot the invasive species Dioscorea bulbifera, which can smother native plants. "It actually kills," said Ludovica Weaver, marketing technician for Gainesville's Nature Operations Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, the city organization coordinating the roundup. "It has killed three perfectly healthy trees in my yard." In the event's eight-year history, volunteers have picked more than 60 tons of the misshapen gray tubers. This Saturday they will pick from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 33 sites scattered around Gainesville, including schools, parks and neighborhoods, before meeting up at Morningside Nature Center for a celebration. "It actually kills." Ludovica Weaver marketing technician Lunch will be served, prizes given away and free t-shirts featuring a colorful Seuss-like character doled out to volunteers. 'It's a celebration of taking back our natural areas," Weaver said. Registration for the event began in the fall and closed in early January. -KATIE GALLAGHER Web site groups Gators sites By KATIE SANDERS Alligator Writer ksanders@alligatororg A new Web site created by a UF freshman aims to help students navigate their most-visited UP sites by grouping links on one customized Gators home page. Johnny Jackson launched www.iSwamp.net on Jan. 16, providing quick links to UF and community resources, local and national newspapers, sports sites and social networking sites on a single Web page for UF students. The site has averaged about 200 to 300 visits a day since its debut, and about 50 students have already created accounts with iSwamp, he said. He said www.iTarheel.com, the University of North Carolina site that iSwamp is modeled after, was around for a year before it started attracting nearly 20,000 hits a day Jackson said he expects his site to gain popularity soon. "We're always looking to improve on it," he said. "We want the Gators to tell us what they want." Alex Musser, a UF On the biology junior, took the Web photographs of common UF landmarks that appear on the page, such as Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and Reitz Union Amphitheatre. Musser said he likes that users can customize their own links on the page. He added links of his online banking service and car forums. "One of my favorite links is the Gator-1 Central because my vending account has been out of money for a very long time," he said. Emily Plank, a UF freshman, set iSwamp as her homepage on Jan. 16. Plank said she personalized her page with links to the sites of her hometown newspaper and sorority. She said the page helps her locate all of the resources she regularly uses, such as TutoringZone, ISIS, movie times and the UF basketball ticket lottery. Jackson said he and Brandon Clark, the UNC student who created iTarheel.com, have developed similar sites for Florida State University, Appalachian State University and North Carolina State University. Creating sites such as iSwamp is a budding business for Jackson, but he said he has not reaped any benefits yet. "It's always been a hobby for me, so I'd probably do it without pay anyways," Jackson said. Place a "Hieart-Line" r for your Special Someone in the Alligator's Valentine's Day Special Section! Enter the "Heart-On Contest" and WIN Valentine Gifts!! Flowers v Chocolates v Dinner v Theatre Tickets Flowers, chocolates 0 tickets immediately available. Dinner -date based on availability, must call for reservations. V P1AEG[S Tie IIPPODROME WOP i r i s t TT TH EATRE Judges will vote on the following: V Funniest I Most Sincere V Longest V Mushiest V V Best Poem V Strangest V Judges' Choice V M rep -AUF UN IVE RSI TY of FLORIDA Center for Clinical Trials Research Phase I Unit Healthy Females and Males, Aged 18-50 You may be qualified to participate in a clinical research study of a drug used for the treatment of osteoporosis. STUDY REQUIREMENTS Healthy females and males aged 18-50 1 screening visit, 2 sessions each requiring a 5-day, 4-night stay at our Phase I Unit at 2401 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL You may receive up to $1825 for completing the study requirements. Food and lodging will be provided during your overnight stays. Drug and alcohol testing will be done. Phase I Director: Bobby Thompson For more information call: (352) 273-5500 or toll free (888) 635-0763 Ask for the Recruiting Department or visit our website: www.med.ufl.edulcctr 20072192pl Protect yourself against AIDS.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 E.ALLIGATOR, 11 STUDENT GOVERNMENT SG discounts dated yearbooks 9 UF Student Government will sell old UF yearbooks next week to benefit the Institute of Black Culture and the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, known as La Casita. Nicolette Nowak, SG sponsorship secretary, said SG would sell about 500 yearbooks from 2006 and 2007 on the Reitz Union Colonnade from Monday until Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nowak said both cultural institutes' buildings need to be revamped. Helping restore them is an ongoing SG project and part of Student Body President Ryan Moseley's platform. "It's not like we're selling 1995 yearbooks." I Nicolette Nowak SG sponsorship secretary Nowak said she was confident SG wouldn't have trouble selling the books, but she couldn't estimate how many students might buy them. "They're from both championship years," Nowak said. "It's not like we're selling 1995 yearbooks." She said she thought leaders of UF organizations might want them. "It's a good thing to have," Nowak said. "It will help commemorate and celebrate that time in UF's history." The 2006 yearbooks will be on sale for $10 and the 2007 yearbooks will be on sale for $15. -ILEANA MORALES .4 "Copyrighted Materia I Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Most students don't have a clue about how to get in shape but we do! Helping the -new exerciser is our specialty. In fact, we have a staff, 385 strong, to help you every time you work out at no extra charge. We've-been helping Gainesville get in shape for over 30 years, and we look forward to helping you too. Join Now And Be Guaranteed 2007 Rates. Check Us Out At GHFC.com Or Call To Give Us A Try, For Free NEWBERRY ROAD 377-4955 -TIOGA 692-2180 -FOR WOMEN 374-4634 < iowcasm Attend Day I : Non-Technical for accounting communications, health care, human services and retail positions. Attend Day 2: Technical for computer science, construction engineering, information systems and scientific research positions. U Career Resource Center I UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA f't~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~~~o [!, IWn R 11 01W Career Showcase January 29 & 30 9a.m. -3p.m. Stephen C. O' Connell Center Explore co-op, internships and full-time employment opportunities. More than 300 organizations will attend, you should too. www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase U career Showcase is for UF students and alumni only. ytoos w e pd PeoPlfljst i e yo. get -mat gw.e F,-'i. U-_h! a I-W op 4

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12, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 Soft strumming floated down the street as Rob Kowalski, a UFnatural resources student, sat on his porch lit by an old bulb and a string of Christmas lights hanging over his head. Kowalski sat in the arch of a doorway, playing music when his friend, UF philosophy student Erich Burton, toting a shiny banjo, walked outside and joined in. The plucking, strumming and singing accompanied Kowalski's bluesy harmonica, and the pair drew second glances from passersby Wednesday night. "We're just having a porch jam," Kowalski said. They began playinga folksy tune. Erich relaxed in his chair as he plucked his banjo's strings. Kowakski alternated singing and playing his harmonica. Together the two form a band, though its name, Sasquatch With Mildred On Top, is still in question. "That's a horrible band name," Kowalski said. "Yeah, but I thought we settled on it," Burton replied. -NICOLE SAFKER ~i rIR ~ k ~ pot1 I I "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" STUDENT LOANS ON ANYTHING TV's e Stereo's 9 Jewelry Find it Musical Instruments -Tools We buy gold & cash checks in the BEST JEWELRY & LOAN classifieds! 523 NW 3rd Ave. (352) 371-4367 pawn brokersa Clhm~~ese Japanese ,' 3345 SW 34th St. behind Hooters Mon-Sat 10am -8pm Sun 12pm -6pm 352-372-4591 Is your wallet trying to tell you something? 500 PLASMA DONORS NEEDED NOW! New donors earn $70* this week! 'I11clud('s Ielanus Shot bonlus if qualified Qualified specialty donors earn over $900* in three months paymentst amounts depending upJon donation frequency arid programs Must have valid ID along with ptoof ol SS# and local residency. Walk-ins welcome. No appointment necessary. Wireless Internet NOW AVAILABLE 1112 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-378-9431 Biotest Registration begins January 23rd at 1Oam! Classes include: Poker Crochet Golf Tennis Kayaking Canoeing Drawing Ceramics Screen Printing QC>) Billiards Jewelry Making Meditation Massage 0 Guitar mnd MANY MORE! Find out more information by calling 352-392-2378 or by visiting: www.union.ufl.edu/leisure Arts and Crafts Center J. Wayne Reitz Union 0 HAPPENSTANCE Street-side Strumming I ,J 'JIT11 llijtj IA t )J It2tl

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New Tan beds! From $499 352-271-3131 4-23-72-1 Roll Out of Bed & Into Class $469 -$499 Gets you all this Fully Furnished, Free Ethemet, Free Cable w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D, Roommate match. 379-9300 4-23-72-1 Show Off! Spacious 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s All Inclusive Resort Living LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373-9009 Live in Paradise Because you deserve it. 4-23-72-1 Roommate wanted-Beautiful Mill Pond Condo 2/2 furnished. minutes from UF bus stop right in front to UF., no smoking! $600 month, 441 NW 48 Blvd, directly across from Gainesville Health and Fitness. If interested call Ashley at 305-323-9742. 1-20-7-1 Two block to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo. Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV, pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice. $400 378-4626 1-31-24-1 2BLKS to UF-$36OIMo 4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet, water incl! Move in now or fall. 281-3551. 4-23-72-1 Room for female in NW home. $400/mo incl all. Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping. Short lease ok. 352-281-8935 1-25-17-1 Move In Immediately. Room for rent in a 2/2 townhouse condo. Quiet, clean, 5 min on the busline from UF. Fully furnished; $400 Call Kevin 321-474-3466 2-5-18-1 University and 13thnew and furnished 1/1 with covered and street parking! Full kitchen with dishwasher & washer/dryer. Central heat and A/C. $800/month obo. Basic cable & hispeed internet incl. Call Mike 224-558-4225 2-1-14-01 Room for rent in 4/2 Furnished apt.$379/mo Near UF on bus lines Includes cable,wireless internet,laundry,garbage,and sewerAlso has game room,fitness centerand pool Available Now Call 727-430-1490 1-31-15-1 Apply now for Summer and Fall semester condominium 4BR/2BA, females only. $379 + 1/4 utils/person. Free cable, poolside view. Great Location. Archer Road & 34th. Call Haydee 352-871-8577. 1-30-08-10-1 Female Roommate wanted 1 bed/1 ba in 3/2 Campus Edge. Parking, Internet, Washer/ Dryer, Utilities, Cable included. Convenient location! $550/mo. Contact 561.665.0718 or polczj@yahoo.com 2-7-08-15-1 NO LEASE REQUIRED! 1/1 in 2/2 $500/mo neg all incl. Phone, Sat TV, hi-spd inet. Great amenenities. Sparrow off Tower Rd. Avail Feb 15. 352-283-0240 2-5-i13-i OXFORD MANOR 2/2-Furnished or Unfurnished Pets Allowed $1194 Call Gabriel 352-871-6215 2-7-14-1 Windsor Park. 2BR/2BA Furnished. New washer/dryer. Clubhouse, fitness & computer center. Cable-Internet included. $600/ea. 1BR ready for occupancy. Call for pets. (305)788-5681 or Wndsor515@gmail.com. 3-4-08-30-1 cabana beach $375 1 bedroom in 4/4, own bathroom, walk-in closet, poolside, cable/ internet/utilities incid, washer/dryer, contact alex at 4077544469. won't last! 2-1-6-1 *QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1BfR apt. $375/mo. e1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile'213-3901. 4-23-72-2 2 BLOCKS TO UFt WOOD FLOORS! 1 and 2 bedrooms for Fall 2008 As low as $535/person We love pets. Open late! 371-7777 4-23-72-2 *LYONS SPECIAL* $199 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-23-08-72-2 MOVE IN TODAY OR AUGUST! I BR Available Now! 1's, 2's, 3's For Fall! HUGE Floorplans! Great Rates! Bike to UF 335-7275 4-23-08-72-2 DOWNTOWN-THE PLACE TO BE Why only come Thursday & Saturday Nights Now Leasing for 2/2 & 3/3 Townhouses Luxury Living For Only $515 per person Pool*Washers & Dryers*Pet Friendly Sign now! Brand New Apts! 338-0002 4-23-72-2 Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price range $435 to $550. Includes water, sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 423-08-72-2 WELCOME HOME! LEASING FOR FALL 1BR $560 2BR $619 Pets Loved *Walk/Bike to UP Quiet Peaceful k U72-7555 4-23-08-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-23-08-72-2 Stop looking and live here! HUGE 3 BR ready NOWI Tennis, pool, basketball, FREE UF Parking! Includes alarm, patio, disposal, D/W Call today 376-4002 pinetreegardens.com 4-23-72-2 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. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2 *SLEEP IN* *GET TO CLASS ON TIME* Close to UFMl! Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly Oxford Manor, 377-2777 4-23-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-6-71-2 APTS ACROSS FROM UF Available FALL 2008 Rooms, Studios and 1/1s From only $589 per month! 371-0769 Collegeparkuf.com 12-5-71-2 A SWEET DEAL on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455 www.thelaurelsuf.Com 4-23-08-72-2 Location is EVERYTHING! HUGE 1, 2, & 3 BRS Pet Friendly*FREE Parking @ UF Pool*Gym*Clubhouse Great Rates! Call Now 373-1111 4-23-72-2 **3BRS & Roommate Match** 0 1.9 mi to UF-W/D*Garages Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime Free Tanning-Comp. Lab Pets welcome-Private dog park Luxury Living 377-2801 4-23-72-2 BIVENS COVE -Leasing for Fall & NOW 1 BR-$729, 2BR-$453/person, 3BR-$385/person, 4BR-$395/person FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS! W/D in select units. 376-2507 4-23-08-72-2 MOVE IN TODAY or FALL Move Now -One Free Month Huge -Luxury 1, 2 & 3 Beds Cable*Full W/D*Tanning*Pool Call Now: 372-8100*We love pets! 4-23-72-2 The Boardwalk-Leasing for Fall & Now! 1 BR-$709, 2BR-$425/persorn' 3BR-$335/person W/D in select units. FREE Tanning! 377-7401 4-23-72-2 Be the BIGGEST on the block! 2Bdrs for FALL $839. We love ALL petsl Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis GREAT Specials! 352-332-7401 4-23-72-2 STUDIO APT 60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2 rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-2308-72-2 MOVE IN NOW! HUGE 1/1 FOR Imm. Walk-in closet Screened porch W/D Luxurious amenities Close to UF and SFCC 352-372-0400 Call for specials 4-23-72-2 Live at a Legend! The Polos of Gainesville will give you the best college experience with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room, and many more amenities! Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus routes. All at a rate that won't break your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 423-72-2 SIGN NOW FOR FALL! 1/1 and 2/1 Apartments As low as $555 per month 352-376-1248 Hiddenvillageapts.com Laundry On Site, Pets Welcome! 4-23-72-2 MINUTES FROM UFIlI 313's from only $486 per Bdrm 4/4's from only $452 per Bdrm FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 4-23-72-2 FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES! Huge 4BR townhomes w//D. 1662 sq.ft. FREE gym membership and FREE cable! 352-332-7401 4-23-72-2 How o PaceA ClssiiedAd:Corrections and Cancellations: How To Place A Classified Ad: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am -4pm. No refunds or credIn Person: Use forms appearing weekly in The Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS its can be given. Cash, Check, MC, or Visa Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, after they are placed. Ads placed at the Attigator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND Visa or checks only. UF Bookstore may take THREE days to with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY REThe Alligator Office SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAYTHE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. 1105 W. University Ave. By Phone: (352) 373-FIND appear. Ads may run for any length of Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be M-F, 8am -4pm Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY. time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first day will not M-F, 8am -4pm but there can be no refunds or credits be further compensated. UF Bookstore at Reitz Union for cancelled ads. Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE M-F, 8am -6pm, Sat. 10am -5pm By Fax: (352) 376-4556 NOON for the next day's paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for By Mail: When Will Your Ad Run? minor changes. I For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets 3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides 4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets 5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will 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 discrimination in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. e 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 t Althouglitfis 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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14, AtiLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent linfurnished unfurnishe unfurnished ')1' Unurnished, nunse LIVE THE LIFE All Inclusive Ind. leases Big 2/2 3/3s & 4/4s Filling faht -Lease now 373-9009 4-23-72-2 WISH YOU WERE HERE. Move Now-One Free Month LUXURY -HUGE 1&3 Beds Fall Leasing Now*We love pets! Call now: 372-8100 4-23-08-72-2 BIG AND CHEAP 2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675 3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750 1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com 8-11-111-2 Tired of the Same Boring Apt? Sign now for Downtown Livingt Luxury Studios, 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3s Washer & Dryer*Pet Friendly*Alarm www.arlingtonsquare.org* 338-0002 4-23-72-2 Gainesville's Best Kept Secret Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms Walk to UF *379-WALK 4-23-72-2 Move-in TODAY All inclusive studios from $575 2brs from $395/room Walk to cass, free parking! Pets Welcome! 352-372-7111 4-23-08-72-2 YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT IT NOW EXPERIENCE IT Live the Condo lifestyle in one of our 1, 2, or 3 bdrm apts. Open Sat 10-S/sun by appt. Windmeadows Apartments 3700 Windmeadows Apts (behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558 4-23-71-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS Ask About Our Move In Specials Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer; Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swmring Pool; Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314 www.lakewoodvilllas.com 04-23-08-72-2 SPYGLASS 0 Ask About Our Move-In Specials 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 866-747-8443 www.spyglassapts.com 4-23-08-72-2 CRICKET CLUB 11 NOW LEASING Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm Luxury apartments Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and SFCC. For more info. Call: 888-509-4649 M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5 4-23-08-72-2 Available Now -Walk to UF 3BR house cent AC/H $895 3BR 2BA home $1100 Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387 wwwfie-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2 1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet professional complex. Close to ShandsNA Single quiet prof/serious Grad student only. $540/mo, 1 pet < 50 pounds at $25/mo arranged. 352 377-2150 Please leave a msg. 1-31-08-88-2 1920'S BUNGELOW NE 10t*St. W/D hk-ups. Hardwood, fans, large backyard, excellent condition, $900/mo No Dogs 373-3736 No Section 8 2-13-0845-2 HISTORIC APARTMENTS Available in Fall. 1-2-3 bedrooms, Hardwood floors, fans, porches, downtown. No dogs. 1st-last-security. 373-3736 No Section 8 2-13-08-45-2 ARBOR Ask about 1 month FREE RENT 1 BR/1 BA starting at $655 Close to UF & Shands 2411 SW 35th PI 866-650-8069 M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2 -4-23-08-72-2 ACROSS FROM UF! All inclusive studios from $575 1 BRs from $599Avail Fall 2008 Pets loved. Wood floors available 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 4-23-08-72-2 Available Now & Fall Visions South Apts. Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999 2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer $1499 pets allowed Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2 HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS, TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com for available units. or call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2 Your new home is here & waiting for you! Fall openings for 1,2,3, & 4 BR's Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool Huge, but affordable floorplans. Great location! Call Today 352-376-4002 or pinetreegardens.com 4-23-72-2 4BR HOUSE Large shady yard. No pets. Available Jan 1, 2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-2133901 2-1-08-20-2 BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets Only 1.5 miles to UF 2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 4-23-72-2 Mill Run -2 BR/1.5 BA, Tile, new carpet & paint, master balcony. DW/WD hkup. Pets OK. Avail Now. $715 mo + $715 sec. (352) 871-7460. 1-29-08-11-2 **CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA** W/D in unit. Walk to class/gym. Penthouse unit. Ample parking. Reasonable rate. Available fall. 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149. 2-18-08-30-2 2 BLOCKS TO UFI WOOD FLOORtI 1 and 2 bedrooms for FALL As low as $380/person Pets welcome! Wood floors available Open late! 371-7777 4-23-08-72-2 2BR/2.5BA DSL/Cbl inc $949 5BR/2BA Near UF $1295 3BR/2BA House $1300 Ask about Move-In Specials! 30 + Properties Available! www.BosshardtPM.com 352-371-2118 4-23-72-2 3 Bedroom 2 Bath $1050/mth, completely renovated home (new kitchen, bathrooms, A/C unit and wood floors) .Located 5 miles from UF campus and adjacent to the YMCA. (904)497-2905 1-29-08-15-2 Rooms for rent, 2 bedrooms each with private bath in 4/4 condo, $400/ room + utilities. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley (904)545-1547 2-19-08-30-2 Large room in NW home. Great neighborhood. $450/mo includes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer mature, responsible, -nonsmoker, prof/grad student. Call Scott 3358209 1-29-15-2 1 Block to UF 1 BR apt $600/mo. 2BR apt. $650/mo NW 15th Ave & 5th St. 3BR home $975 NW 7th Ave. Call Michael 331-2100 2-6-20-2 ONLY 6 BLOCKS FROM UF 1322 NW 6th Place. 3BR/1BA with W/D. $950/mo. 871-6413 2-6-08-20-2 3 BR/2 BA, Well Maintained in quiet NW area, Walk to YMCA, Shops & Restaurants, Bus.to UF/Shands, Lrg LR W/ Woodstove, DR, Carport W/ Util.room, Nice big fenced backyard, $1200, 352-378-2837, 281-7045 1-30-08-15-2. HOUSES & APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FALL 2008. Several properties VERY close to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES AT NORMAN. For details visit our website www. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424. 2-6-08-20-2 Beautiful Townhouse/Condo 2BR/2.5BA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th Pl. Close to UF & Shands. On bus route. $1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352335-3786 2-21-08-30-2 3 bedroom Across from UFI Available fall 2008 ONLY $505 per person! Open late and weekends 371-0769 collegeparkuf.com 4-23-08-69-2 MOVE IN TODAY Studios and 1/1s From as low as $629/person! Open late and weekends 371-7777 collegeparkuf.com 4-23-08-69-2 Available Aug 1 -4BR/3BA beautiful modern house only 3 years old, dishwasher, fireplace, wash/dryer, nice quiet street. Call for directions. $1550/mo. 2108 NW 8th Ct. 339-2342 1-25-08-10-2 HOUSES NEAR UF 3Br-6Br houses for rent. Walk to UF. Hardwood firs, fireplaces, huge rooms Photos at: www.ForRentNearUF.com Tour Today! Few left 352-376-6223 4-23-59-2 1 Website: 50 Apts Near UF Choose from Studios, 1,2,3&4BR Avail Fall. Specials from $474/mo Lofts, wood firs & more. Some pet friendly! www.TrimarkProperties.com Tour today! 352-376-6223 4-23-68-2 $650 roommate needed avail immed. 2/2 luxury apt. walk to campus(Heritage Oaks).Internet access incl. in rent. Parking space avail only w/apt. Call 813-833-6926 or dking@mewilson.com 2-11-08-20-2 Close to Campus. 1/1 Guesthouse, tile floor, fenced yard, high ceilings. Great for grad student. $575.00 + sec. 909 NW9thAve. Call Chad 407-230-2423 1-28-08-10-2 OSUN ISLAND APTO e*Walk or Bike to CampusgO 1-1 from $560/moOS2-1 from $660/mo www.sunisland.info@00376-6720 4-23-58-2 ANTIQUE HOUSE 1 and 2BR/1BA apt in old house. High ceilings. $475-$575/mo. Also 3BR/2BA house in Micanopy. Huge bathroom, large yard, in city. Call Greg 214-3291 1-31-12-2 ** LUXURY APTS ** CLOSEST TO CLASS 2bd/2ba available for Fall www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111 4-23-59-2 SPACIOUS DOWNTOWN 1BR/1BA. 1 mile from UF, 2 blocks from bars. Hardwood floors, walk-in closet, cats allowed. Sublease thru July. Rent $600. Feb. rent free. Move-in costs negotiable. Call Jenny 378-3806. 125-08-7-2 lbr/lba apart on #12 route to campus. Full kitchen, walk-in closet, no W/D hookups. $539/mo includes free water. $250 lease transfer + $39 app fee up front negotiable. Lease Feb.-July '08. Call Zach 941-518-4542 1-28-08-8-2 Brand New luxury 2 bedroom units with granite counters, crown moldings; etc. located by The Oaks Mall. Units start at $975.00. For more information or to take a tour of the unit contact Hampton Oaks Apartments at 352333-8643. 2-5-08-14-2 NW 39th Ave 2BR/2BA With loft, large, open, bright $740-750 without loft $635-650. Gated patio, trees, costly laminated floor, part utils paid. Convenient, good neighborhood. 3738310, 219-3937 1-28-8-2 APTS for rent close to UFl www.merrillmanagement.net Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10 1-25-6-2 2BR 1 BA Home off NW 6th St. Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat Gas ht. 750 sq. ft. $600/Mo 404 NW 28th Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 x 10 1-25-6-2 1BR 1BA 1 BLK TO UF! Grad II Apts, Carpet, Central H & Air, Laundry 1236 SW 4th Avenue $575 Includes Utilities. Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-25-6-2 2BR 1BAApt 1BLK to UF Wood Floors, Window A/C Nat Gas ht. $625/Mo 1210 SW 3rd Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 1-25-6-2 2BR 1BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK to UFI Wood Floors, Central H & Air Includes all Utilities $850/Mo 1014 Sw 2nd Place #8 Call Merrill Management Inc. 1-25-6-2 1 BR & 2BR 1 BA Apt near Sams & Walmart Terazzo Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht $425 to $550/Mo /Mo 2901 NW 14th St. Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494'x 10 1-25-6-2 Looking Glass Apartments 2/1 Luxury Apartment immediate occupancy 115 steps from campus 376-1111 or 111 NW 16th St. #1. 4-23-58-2 SLEEP IN! WALK TO UF! 2/1 from $395/room Luxury 2/2.5 from $650/room Wood floors avail. Pets loved. Steps to UF! 372-7111 4-23-08-58-2 Available Aug 1st -4BR/2BA house. Wood floors, fireplace, wash/dry, fenced yard for privacy. $1400/mo. Call 339-2342. 830 NW 16th Ave. 1-25-08-5-2 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 1-7 I TV "a Q 0 0 1

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 20080 ALLIGATOR, 15 For Rent ,| For Rent For Rent For Rent SObles unfurnished unfurnishe a furnished unfurriiihped Available Aug 1st1BR/1 BA studio with own private entrance, fireplace, wash/dryer provided, hardwood floors. Very nice. 106 SW 12th St. $500/mo. Call 339-2342. One block from campus. 2-1-08-10-2 Sun Island Summer Rates Plus July free on 15 month lease May 08July 09 1.1 from $560 2.1 from $650 376-6720 4-23-58-2 PET'S PARADISE $375 -$650 No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, most units have privacy fence & fireplace. SW. Short lease some units. 352-331-2099 2-1-08-10-2 Cute 2BR home in NE. AC, W&D hookups,fenced yard.$675/mo. No pets. Available now. 1105 NE 10th Place. Realtor -262-4546. 2-5-08-15-2 FEM. ROOMMATE NEEDED FOR SPR or SPR & SUM in Tivoli $355+Util -4BR/4BA, fully furn, washer/dryer, 24hr gym, great bus route, close to campus -Call Meredith ASAP: 386-316-7769 1-28-08-5-2 Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study, nice yard 310 N.W. 20th Avenue $795/mo call Barbara 317-4392, Green Tree Realty, Inc. 2-18-08-20-2 Magnolia Place 2 bedroom 2.5 bath, new, mint condtion cable and internet included $900/mo 4872 N.W. 42nd Rd. #107, call Maria 494-2407. 1-28-08-5-2 Brandywine 2 bedroom 2 bath 2811 S.W. Archer Rd #S-156 $695/mo appliances will be replaced for new tenant call Maria 494-2407. 2-4-08-10-2 ***DOWNTOWN*** Coolest apt in Gainesville. Spacious 2 or 3BR w/wood floors & high ceilings. 237 SW 2nd Place. $1100/mo UITL INCL. Call 371-3260 2-11-08-15-2 Beautiful Spacious 1BR/1BA $575. 786-325-3512 2-18-20-2 2BR/1BAapt avail now. CentA/C, W/D hookups. 1 mile from UF & Shands -off Archer Rd & SW 23rd. 2629 SW 31st Pl. $600/mo. Call 407-363-7198 or cell 407-234-1380 1-29-5-2 Qckfos S yi'e 3 BLOCKS to UF 1, 2, & 3 Bdrms The Nicest Luxury Apts in Gville www.jacksonsquarecondominiums.com Call 352-375-8256 4-23-58-2 -47 n~n 0 G. 1 e V Parker Road Baptist Church Radiant Light 3200 SW 122nd Street. Church of All Worlds Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor An InterFaith group with 332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School A NeoPagan roots. Meets Sundays at Worship @ 11am & 6pm noon. Call 378.9659 for directions First Presbyterian Church Missing your home church? Come worship with us at 10:55am and then be our guest at The College Cafe for a nutritious lunch. College Bible Study Wed. night 9pm. Wednesday & info. w,,v.sstpc.org/collegegroup Worship@ 7pm and Youth WOW e -106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-1527 @6:30pr q m Faith Presbyterian Church MONTEOCHA Chabad Lubavitch 8:30 AM Worship -11:00 AM BAPTIST CHURCH Jewish Student Center .Sunday School -10:00 AM Reformed & Evangelical -Your home away from home. 5916 NW 39th Avenie, Sunday Worship Ilam & 6pm -Friday Night Live! Gainesville 9420 North County Road 225 -Services & Shabbat Dinner. Phone: 352-377-5482 monteochabaptist.org; 377-4446 -:30pm Spring semester www.fpc-gnvorg Campus Bible Study Wed. 6:30pm -352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave @ the BCM, 1604 W. Univ. Ave. -(5 blocks north of the stadium) 'Presbyterian & Disciples of 'www.JewishGator.com Christ Student Center pen, affirming and spiritually diverse. Taize worship Sun. at Victory Church \k 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm. OA contemporary Christian church University Lutheran Church theology o, Tap Tues. Stubbies tou Ginesvlle ad the& Campus Ministry Telg nTpTe.Sube touching Gainesville and. the Pub Downtown 8pm University of FL. Victory UF is our 1826 W University Ave 42, 376-7539 campus ministry. Sunday 10:30am den Bbe Study -Wed 5:30 pdcsc.org Wed 7:00pm Friday 7:00pm. Call Worship 10:25am Sundays for a ride. victorychurch.us (352) 371-7800 '0 DIM Episcopal Chapel House http://wvw.ufchapelhouse.com/ Communion Services on Sun. at 6:30pm, Wed. at 5:15pm, and Fri. at 12pm. Oasis in the city garden (with free wireless) open 9am to 9pm, fellowship, and more! 352.372.8506 Creekside Community Church Sunday Service 10:30a.m. College Bible Study Wed 7pm at the Christian Study Center k 2640 NW 39th Avenue for more information call (352) 378-1800 www.creeksidecc.org t9tl 88N First United Methodist Church Traditional Sunday Worship 8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages 3( Sunday School Groups9:45am. Wednesday Dinner ($2 Students) XL University City Church of Christ Gators for Christ campus ministry -college group meets at <.; 'University City church on Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at and Classes5:30 -7:30pm. 7pm -practical application 419 NE 1st St. www.fumcgnv.org from God's word, plus service (352)372.8523 projects, large group events, free meals and much more. t University United Methodist (directions and events calendar at Church www.gatorsforchrist.org) The Wesley Foundation meeting at the Prebyterian SC PASSAGE Family Church 1402 W University Avenue PASSAGE Family Church QS A 117'. ,e.r 2020 NE 15th Street un ay ors p ae Traditional Blend 9:30an *,* Free breakfast 10:30am Modem Worship 11:00am. Thursday evening 8:00pm ufwesley.com for more info 005i( ath Wamht -R uF Cess sR M 6A1 MACINTOSH -Experience the serenity of country living in historic home just 1/2 hour south of campus off 441. Living, dining, family rooms, 2+BRs, 1 +BA, kit & util rm. No pets. $750/mo. Call 941-953-2407 1-29-5-2 3bd 2ba townhouse $825 2bd 1ba Waldo $650 4bd 1.5ba Hawthorne $650 3bd 1ba downtown $925 2bd 1.5ba Cedar ridge $550 352-336-4342 1-29-5-2 Available NOW though July 31. 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment in Pine Rush Villas. $689 including alarm system. Furnishings also available for a great price. Call Greg at 386754-8610. 1-30-08-5-2 Walk/bike to class. Summit House Condos, across the street from the VA on 16th Ave. 2/1, available 8/1, quiet, safe, renovated, added features: micro, DW & island counter. Call 352-843-0862. 2-1-7-2 **ONE MONTH FREEPrivate Single-story Villas **1BR ONLY $529** **2BR ONLY $669* 2 Pools*Pond*Laundry Alarms Avail*Small pets ok Move-in Today*375-1519 4-23-60-2 *2BR + BONUS ROOM* TODAY Only $655 POOL*GYM*POND *ONE MONTH FREE* Move in TODAY!! 376-0828 4-23-60-2 **HUMONGOUS VILLAS** WD HU*Storage*Large Kitchen 2BR/2BA ONLY $759 3BR/2BA ONLY $864 **ONE MONTH FREE** Near Oaks Mall & Tomer Rd. **NEWLY RENOVATED* Move-in TODAY*333-1120 4-23-60-2 Affordable 4, 5, & 6BR Houses for rent! Close to Campus!! Rooms are just $400-500/ mo!! Contact Eric at 352-682-7424, email emanin@premierparties.com 2-6-10-2 2BR/2.5BA for rent in Brighton Park (next to The Laurels). Contact Eric at 352682-7424, email emanin@premierparties.c om 2-6-10-2 1 BR Studio Apartment for rent, blocks from campus & 1BR in a 4BR Home for rent, also near campus. Both available immediately!! Contact Eric at 352-6827424, email emanin@premierparties.com 2-6-10-2 Apt in Historic Duckpond Large 2BR/1.5BA 2 blocks from downtown. Amazing location. W/D. Quiet. Avail now. 508 NE 4th Ave. $750/mo. 379-4952 2-708-10-2 www.passageministries.org 8AM 9:30 AM 11AM Sundays 7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible Study. PASSAGE is a progressive non-denominational ministry that is Word-based and vision driven Come soar with us. DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 23rd. CALL TODAY!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG! Apartments Sublet & Roommates Browse FREE! www.SUBLET.com 1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300 8-13-149-3 need 1 male roommate in 3bedroom house. Less than 2 miles from UF golf course. Non smokers. $425m exc utilities. Call Frank at 850-515-2180. Jan 08 to july 08 2-8-0830-3 Great room for rent, 4 minute walk to campus. NW 14th st. and NW 4th ave at college park, just north of campus. location is perfect and rent is cheap! 1 room in a 3bd 2bath, call for details 235 845 4488 1-25-08-16-03 The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fireplace, vaulted ceiling, Pets Welcome, Gym, comp lab, study in, (3)pools, (2)hot tubs, great maintenance helpscreened in porch $730/per mo avail NOW! Kern 561-306-6871 2-1-08-19-3 1BR in 2BR/1BA sublease avail. Walk to SW Rec Center. $400/mo incl utils. Also free cable & wireless internet. Lots of buses passing by. Call 352-262-6912 1-30-15-3 LAW STUDENT seeking 2 roommates in 3BR/3BA new house located acios from law school. Rent negotiable. Call 813-9248721 2-6-20-3 Sublease 2br/2ba Polos of Gainesville $750 or need 1 female roommate $375/mo. W/D, ref, pool bus lines. Avail now to 7/31/08. Call Helen 904-641-6219, 904-563-6134 2-1208-30-3 579/mon 1bd 1bth College Manor Sublet 32601 on 2ndAve -till Aug08. 1st floor, right near the front door, brand new flooring, across ut. from Univ. No security dep. spy~squirrel87@yahoo.com 352-281-7559 1-30-10-3 JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE Rent 1 Bedroom in Huge Spacious 3/3 with private bathroom. Right next to campus. Only $450/mo ($100/mo savings) Furnished living room and bedroom, cable & internet, & 24hr mntce. Pet Friendly. Andrew 954-242-8805 2-8-15-3 MALE ROOMMATE WANTED,THE CROSSINGS AT SANTA FE across from SFCC, upgraded 1/1 shared living room, kitchen, laundry room. rent $499/mo ult. incl. $150 sublease fee, Jeremy (863) 529-7350 2-8-08-14-3 2/1 bath available now for sublease. Pet deposit already paid. $689/month w/pet; $669 without pet. Pine Rush villas. $39 application fee. Call (352)214-5530 or email stephanielo ng25@yahoo.com. Jan free!!! 1-295,0Q3-3 JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE lbd/lba available in 3bd/3ba thru summer. Only $495 utilities included,funished bdrm & living rm, cable & internet inctl. Must be pet friendly. WOMAN ONLY. Call 510-717-0079 1-29-08-5-3 February $200 OFF! 2BD/2Bath, W/D, cable TV, in-room internet, & more. Need 1 male to take over lease thru Aug08. K575/mo, water/util inctl. 321-276-1278 for more info. 1-29-4-3

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16, AUl.IGATOR N FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 Rses Roommates Roommates Real Estate eal Estate 1BR/1BA @ the Laurels, $425.00 + utilities per month. Includes cable, washer, dryer, 24hr gym, and pool. Living room is furnished roomates and apartment are quiet and clean. Nets allowed. Call (941)447-5951. 2-1-08-7-3 College Manor Studio for sublease through Aug 7, 2008. Rent $430 (original fee -$534) i'll make up $104 per mo w/rent includes utilities. Call 352-3281075 (arfter 8pm) email imsuelee@ufl.edu 2-7-10-3 Need someone to sublease my lex. crossing apartment ASAP! only $509/mo and it is allinclusive. part of a 4/4 with 1 bed/1 bath up for rent. for more info, please call Doran @ (954)661-3615 1-31-08-5-3 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-23-72-4 1BD/1BA avail NOW in 2bd/2.5ba condo. Everything incl. (except BR furnishings). Cable, internet, 4 bus routes, near campus. $515 + 1/2 utils. Must see, great condition. Call Chris (561)445-9034. 1-29-07-30-4 Female grad student wanted to share spacious 3/2 house. Convenient to UF, Shands & vet school, very quiet neighborhood, large privacy fenced yard. Clean/friendly pets may be considered -sorry no cats. 352-359-3165 2-4-08-24-4 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA. BRAND NEW. Jackson Square. 30 second walk to campus. 10 ft. ceilings, prvt balcony. Cable, Internet Utilities Incl. $850/month. Call 561-912-0190 ASAP 2-8-08-30-4 Nice house 4 bed 2 bath. $300 a month excluding cable and utilities. $300 deposit. 352-267-4102 2-13-08-30-4 Spring Sublease Roommate wanted, 4 bdrm/2 bath house across street from UF law school. Make money on gamedays in the fall for football parking $500/mo inc. utilities, call Alison 260-515-1871 1-25-08-14-4 Male to share furn house 3BR/2BA w/yng prof. $400/mo+1/2 utils Directv, ph, wireless, vonage, elec, W/D inccl w/office space & pvt BA morn Ig yard fenced pets ok trees, wooddeck, hottub, pond, 15 min drive to UF, close to bus, lakeview estates 352-682-6297 Ken 2-4-20-4 Attractive 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA in Rockwood Villas. Walking distance to pool. Easy access to bus rts to SFCC & UF. $475/mo + utils. A great place to live. Call 352-339-6176 1-2808-14-4 Rooms for rent in Nice NW home. $370. 2-3 m to university and Santa Fe. Near bus route. W/D. Internet/Cable included. Utils incl. Call 352-262-1560 2-6-20-4 Quiet, county employee seeks roommate for 2BR/1 BA apt. All deposits are paid. $450/mo incl rent, elec, local phone, cable & high speed internet access. Seeking clean, quiet person. Call 352-374-7158 2-22-08-32-4 CAMPUS EDGE condo, adjacent to campus, walk to Shands and Vet school. $475, top story, vaulted ceilings, pook, washer & dryer. Call 352-262-2871 2-6-08-20-4 Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished, Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool, hot tu%-cennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail now. Katie 407-361-1154 1-30-15-4 Female UF ROOMMATES wanted by UF student to share great 3 bedroom 2 bath house walking distance to campus. Own room. 2008-9 school year. $450 month plus util Call Lauren 305-322-0139 2-1-08-15-4 Immediate availability at The Laurels Apartment on SW 34th St. for $500/mo. lncludere' apt washer/dryer, wifi, and utilities. Over $150/mo savings. Call Mike 561301-8791, mjladd@ufl.edu 1-25-08-10-4 ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE Near library downtown. $285-$370/rm + utils. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 1-29-10-4 Room in nice 4BR/3BA home. Cox cable & ethernet, DW, W/D, non-smoker, no pets. 21 or older please. $330/mo util incl. 328-4995 1-29-15-4 $280-$310/mo Nice rooms. Walk to UF. Short term ok. Low move-in. Small pet possible. 0 ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352371-9409 2-14-08-20-4 Two roommates wanted to share a three bedroom/2 bath house near SFCC with a female UF student. Nice house, in good condition and neighborhood. $325/month + 1/3 utilities each person 870-3975. 1-25-5-4 FEMALE roommate SW estate Irg pvt rm pvt bath&pvt 2carG wifi hi spd cable W/D util big scrn hotub fireplace 10min to UF $450/mo 213.2933 lv mssg 2-15-08-20-4 WANTED: Clean male/female to share fully furn really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home with male on Archer Rd 4 mi from UF. Pool, cent H/AC, W/D. No pets. Rent $300 + 1/2 utils. 352-281-1415 1-28-5-4 Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/ Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in larg, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + utils. WID, CHIAC. Newly decorated. Call 352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-1908-20-4 Two roommates wanted to share a three bedroom/2 bath house near SFCC with a female UF student. Nice house, in good condition and neighborhood. $325/month + 1/3 utilities each person. 870-3975 1-25-5-4 $595 incl all utils. 1 college student needed to fill a room in house off NW 16th and 34th. 2 story -2500 sq ft. Fenced yard. Call Michael 904-502-7733 or Michelle 904-707-5225 Immediate occupancy 2-8-20-4 Female roommate needed for nice, big room. Private bath, W/D, Wi-Fi, cable, parking included. $430+half utils. No pets, no smoking. Call Delia (352) 359-2243. 2-1-08-7-4 Roommate wanted for immediate move in at Homestead apts 2 bed 1 bath. $350+ utilities. contact Elizabeth at 786-395-8928 or Elimela@ufl.edu 1-3008-5-4 3 rooms avail.Furn/unfurn. Balcony with a .pool view. bus routes (12 and 35). Large washer/dryer. Newwasher. 35' TV. Tiled floor. Leather reclining couch. Incl util! FLEXIBLE Lease! 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4 1 BR/1 BAAvailable Now in 4BR/4BA at Countryside. Females only. $450/mo includes everything. Call 727-5109346 or 727-542-8155 1-30-08-5-4 two room available immediatly in a 3/2. 450 & 500 a month utilities, high-speed Internet, wireless Internet, and cable INCLUDED!!! one room has a private entrance. Right off of Tower rd. 10 min drive from condo to Reitz union. Complex has gym and beautiful pool. Quiet community. Great place!! Please call Kristy 3522752654 1-31-08-6-4 Looking for student/professional to share large 2BR/2BA condo at the Oaks.On local bus route, fully furnished, washer/dryer, internet, cable TV. $600/month includes rent and all utilities. Call 954-3268423 130-08-5-4 NICE ROOM IN DUCKPOND HOUSE $320-$420 + utils for responsible, honest person. Opportunity to work off rent doing service projects. Pvt garden entrance, pvt bath. 374-7038 2-6-08-10-4 3Bd/2 Bath in MADISON POINTE Master Bedroom w/ private bathroom. Looking for responsible student to share with 2 students and a beagle. Room Available starting May 2008. $400 for rent incl. Utilities. 386-212-9042 1-31-5-4 Great Deal, Poolside Condo, 1 Female student needed to share 4BR/4BA Condo. W/D, Cable/l-net,close to UF/SFCC. Bus rte 35&9. $435/mo Furn, $410 w/o. Util w/cap. Jan-July, 386-676-9703 or email nukkenl@aol.com. 1-31-08-5-4 tReal Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 4-23-72-5-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-23-72-5 CO -A Z-151111 M. M. PARRI-SH. REALTORS' mmseparrish ,comn Contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 1.800.755.0086 or visit the all new mmparrish.com for more information on our many condominium communities. There's something for every lifestyle. 131-08-18-5 I BUY PROPERTY Divorce, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing. Let me buy your problem. 352-278-9347 www.bogartproperties.com/referals 1-3118-5 GATOR PLACE CONDOS 2/1, w/d, 800 sq ft, 1 1/2 miles to Shands. 3600 SW 23rd St. $84,900 or rent for $650/ mo 352-372-0507 4-23-72-5 GRADUATING AND MOVING TO NEW YORK CITY?? CALL BRYAN HARR, CLASS OF '98 FROM THE ACOCELLA GROUP AT 646-300-5017. SAYYOU WERE REFERRED BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1-31-21-5 2BR/1 BA BRANDYWINE CONDO Get on campus fast! Minutes from UF & 2 min walk to UF bus stop. Upgrades: carpet, tile, DW, water heater. Pool, clubhouse. $85,999/OBO. Call 352-359-2521 1-2908-10-5 Co oCA1-1V i,, Walk to UF and Stadium from Luxurious Jackson Square Condominiums Built to last a lifetime. Prices starting at $220s. Call 352-870-9453 4-23-58-5 4BR/2BA -G'VILLE BY OWNER BEST BIDDER SALE Approx 1400 s.f.: possible 5th bdrm New carpet in bdrms -newer appliances Freshly painted -Fenced backyard Close to UF, downtown & shopping Instant Equity Opportunity Bids start at.$49,500!! Open House -Inspection 10 -4pm Sat & Sun, Jan 26th & 27th Home sold Sun night Jan 27th to HIGHEST & BEST BIDDER (Acceptable to Seller) Owner direct 352-264-0054 www.ownbysunday.com 24 hour info 1866-833-7832 ext 2 Owner Assisted Financing Possible 1-25-5-5 J1 .W6L U GREAT LAND DEALS 5 ac. Beautiful Horse countrynow $110,000 300 ac. hunt/ farm/ ranch $2895 /ac 2.34 ac zoned for 20 units, $145,000 call Mike Dickey 352-665-9547 Remax Professionals -GO GATORS! 2-508-10-5 See photos and description at forsalebyowner.com, listing #20885030 3-5-30-5 1963 solid brick home with 4BR/2BA. Located 5 blocks W of beautiful downtown Alachua on a wooded acre lot. Attached 2BR/1BA apartment with its own separate entrance. $265,000. 352-318-7607 1-30-08-5-5 BUY THIS CUTE CONDO!! 2BR/2BA in Woodside Villas Pool, W/D, NEWAppl., yard space 2 firs, nice area, $107,900 Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5 jLE)&4 jD1A GR ANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM 80% SOLD OUT! BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS Starting in the mid $170's 2BRI2.5BA Townhomes Gated Community on Bus Route 2508 SW 35th Place OPEN HOUSE Th & F 2-5, Sat 12-5 Contact Birdie Murnane, Venture Realty of North Florida at 352-222-8888 or visit WWW.ALEXANDRACONDOS.COM 2-29-26-5 -U S-T 2OD7 "Copyrighted Material New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at $215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-373dictated Content 7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com 4-23-08-72-5 Available from Commercial News Providers" Close to UF investor special, 5BR / 2BA set up as duplex. $119,000 506 NW 3rd Street Jeff Tice ERA Trend Realty 352-225-4616 photos & virtual tour: www.JeffTice.com 1-31-15-5 Surprisingly Simple ******FREE CATALOGUE****** www.CondosNearUF.com www.HomesNearUF.com CampusRealty3363900 2-11-08-20-5 a f Maddie's Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County www.MaddiesPutRoessUhJachua.org

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 17 Real Estate Real Estate Furnishings For Sale WtolryclesiMoeds $397/Mo! 4BR/3BA HUD Home! (5% down 20 years @ 8% apr) More Homes Available from $199/Mo! For listings call (800)3669783 Ext 5669. 1-25-1-5 Absolute Auction!! Developer close-out sale. New 1, 2 & 3 bedroom condos in Viera Beach, FL. 20 left from 250+. 10 are being sold ABSOLUTE February 10 at 1pm. Viera Holiday Inn. (941)373-1433 www.MarshaWol akAuctions.comAU3600AB2578 BK536374. 1-25-1-5 Absolute Auction, Homes & -Land. No Minimums, Homes and Lots will be sold absolutely. Live Auction, Phone bidding permitted. Realtor/au460 Neal VanDeRee Auction (941)488-3600 www.vanderee.com. 1-25-1-5 Real Estate Auction 1-26-08 at 1pm. Commercial building, Commercial vacant lot Residential lot in Live Oak. For info call (888)821-0891 or www.jwhillauctions.com AB#2083. 1-25-1-5 3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $32,100! Only $238/ Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $421/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. 1-25-1-5 Greenville, SC Own a Beautiful, New 3BD/ 2BA Home for only 5% down & Owner Will Finance. Monthly pmts. From $695.00 Call (888)579-0275. 1-25-1-5 BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from $10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos, REOs, HUD, FHA, etc. These homes must sell. For listings call (800)425-1620 Ext 4237. 1-25-1-5 VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on 2 private acres near very wide trout stream in Galax area and new River State Park, $139-,500 owner (866)789-8535. 1-25-1-5 COASTAL GA 1/2 acre+ $89,900. Incredible community, water & marsh views, Year-round temperate weather in the Golden Isles. Enjoy boating, fishing, walking, family/ retirement living. Great financing available. CALL (888)513-9958 Visit www.peninsulagoldenisles.com. 1-25-1-5 LOG CABIN only $69,900. Lake Access with FREE Boat Slips. Own the dream! New 2,128 sf log cabin package at spectacular 160,000 acre recreational lake! Paved road, u/g utilities, excellent financing. Call now (800)704-3154, x1712. 1-25-1-5 TennesseeAffordable lake properties on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over 800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. 1-25-1-5 NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES FROM $59,900 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE, NC Enjoy sweeping mountain vistas, a mile of Riverfront, walking/ fitness trails, and more. Amenities include gated entrance, lodge & riverside BBQ. Excellent financing available Call for more info or to schedule tour. (877)890-5253 x 3484 www.seeriverhighla ndsnc.com. Offer void where prohibited by law. 1-25-1-5 LOG CABIN & 1 Acre Lake Access with FREE Boat Slips only $69,900. Own the dream! New 2,128 sf log cabin package at spectacular 160,000 acre recreational lake! Paved road, u/g utilities, excellent financing. Call now (800)704-3154, x1712. 1-25-1-5 Fshings BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-23-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$85 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-23-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$375 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-7490 4-23-08-72-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 4-23-08-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-23-72-6 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 $1100 (352) 372-7490 4-23-08-71-6 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-23-08-72-6 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 4-2372-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"* "Full $80 Queen $100 King $170** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-23-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 4-23-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 4-23-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-0872-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-23-72-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-23-72-6 oIMqtps CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS Working or not, Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7 4-23-59-7 Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount in/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.GatoriandComputers.com 4-23-59-7 Bicycles NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 1-31-10-9 LI For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: hftp://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 4-23-72-10 Student Discount: International Identity Thieves are targeting American college students. Protect yourself with our Million Dollar Guarantee! LifeLock4Students.com 1-25-08-5-10 GATOR FANS $20 TO PARK FOR GATOR GAMES. Very Close to college. Bike or Walk. 352-584-6357 or 352-596-5175. Fenced in parking area. 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Fee Req. 1-25-1-10 SAWMILLS from only $2,990.00-Convert your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER with your own Norwood portable band sawmill. Log skidders also available. www.norwoodsawmills.com/300N -FREE Information: (800)578-1363-Ext: 300-N. 125-1-10 Part-time, home-based internet business. Earn $500-$1000/month or more. Flexible hours. Training provided. No selling required. FREE details. www.K738.com. 1-25-1-10 BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "Rock Bottom Prices!" 25x30 Now $4100. 25x40 $5400. 30x40 $6400. 35x50 $8790. 35x70 $11,990. 40x80 $14,900. Others. MANUFACTURER DIRECT since 1980. (800)668-5422. 125-1 -10 Motorcycles, Mopeds ** SCOOTERS ** RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 4-23-08-72-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 1.18 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-30-2-11 ***GatorMoto*** Our new state of the art facility will be completed this Spring! We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr Warranties. We also service ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 4-23-08-72-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271 4-23-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES CLOSE TO CAMPUS 534 SW 4th Ave. Scooters, E-bikes, Offroad, & Accessories!! Best Prices and Customer Service!! www.swampcycles.com 4-23-71-11 ***Www.BuyMySooter.Com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-li GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11 BACK TO SCHOOL SCOOTER CLEARANCE AT NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Brand New 2007 Models Full warranties! Limited # Avail! 336-1271 1-31-18-11 3 New Electric Mopeds/Scooters Burgundy, Blue, & Black. $689/ea. Call 352-284-7174 Other models also available at www.relectricscooters.com 4-23-71 -11 MOTOR SCOOTER 150cc United Motors RPM. Like new. Garage kept. Low mileage. $1800/OBO. Call 745-1255. Keystone Heights. 1-29-08-10-11 2005 Suzuki GS 50SF Sport Bike Adult ridden. 55 mpg. Great student bike. 2500 miles. Like new. Never raced. Garage kept. Asking $3900. Call 352-335-7223 (daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-408-10-11 SAutols FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL ORunning or not!* NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-23-72-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-23-72-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10kW0 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 4-23-08-72-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-23-72-12 JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY! 000 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREE*** MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY! CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12 CARS FROM $29/MO! Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more! $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 4-23-72-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973 4-23-08-72-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For any car, truck, or SUV -Running or not. '94 and up. Call Segovia 352-284-8619 423-72-12 BEAN INSPIRATION Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. Weii-ave lots of fun! And you will make a new friend[ Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13 1998 Nissan Altima -$3,100 OBO 4 Dr, 156000 mi, AC/Heat, Auto Transmission CD, AM/FM/Sat Radio, CC, Dual Air Bags Pwr Steer, Locks, Windows (352) 262-0515 1-28-08-10-12 MUST SELL -LEAVING NISSAN ALTIMA 2006 2.5 S, 4 door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884 1-29-10-12

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18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 011 Autos H Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Sun City Auto Sales 2000 discount off finance price No credit check. All vehicles "0" down 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12 Sun City Auto Sales Buy Here/Pay Here More than 300 vehicles in stock @ 30 days warranty any finance 0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12 0 Sun City Auto Sales 0 Free service until end of contract 0 Any vehicle finance 0 Oil change/tune up/brake job 0 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12 02 GMC SONOMA AC, AT, Cruise, Tilt. 20+ per gal. Excellent condition. $4150. Anytime -538-4887 129-5-12 2004 TOYOTA TACOMA Red w/topper,, automatic, AC, FM, CD, CS, 53k mi, $8900. Call 352-213-1014 1-2908-5-12 $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500! Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's, Chevy's, more! For Listings Call (800)4251730 x2384. 1-25-1-12 'Wanted THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Transport patients to/from treatments Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record & attend training session. Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2372-13 .u BEAN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-2372-13 A eHelp Wanted" 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 florida alligator What's black and white and "read" all over??? The Independent Florida Alligator And you can be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to become an ADVERTISING INTERN (this is a non-paid spring position requiring 10-15 hours per week possibly leading to a paid sales position) If you are a UF or SFCC student available to work both spring AND summer and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule by Jan 25th. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA 1-25-5-08-6-14 gthe indepe lent 171rida alligator CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Duties include placing, moving and maintaining alligator news racks that are on campus and around the city. Some heavy lifting. Must be able to drive Alligator van. Must have clean driving record. Various light maintenance duties around the office. 12-15 hours per week, between 8am -4pm. Must maintain a schedule. No phone calls. Apply at office, 1105 W. University Ave. EEO/AA 2-1-5-08-11-14 LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, perssonal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14 CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own time & pace. All you need to be a CNA & pass the state exam is on VCR tape. I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out: www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913 4-23-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-08-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-23-72-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, Training Provided Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 4-23-08-72-14 GATOR DOMINOS $12 -15/Hour DRIVERS $6.67 -$7.40/Hour INSIDERS $8.35-$9.40/hr MANAGERS in training Apply online at www.gatordominos.com/jobs Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-23-08-72-14 Gator Domino's is growing again. We are looking for career oriented team members. Now hiring Assistant Managers and future GMs. $8.35-$9.40/hr for Managers in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to Freddie@gatordominos.com. Learn more at www.gatordominos.com 4-23-72-14 COMMERCIAL CALL CENTER Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential. 352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 423-72-14 www.gatorsneedjobs.Com Paid survey takers needed in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on surveys. 4-23-71-14 PARADIGM PROPERTIES Leasing Specialist, PT Sales & customer service exp. EOE, DFWP 220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 X301 x301 www.teamparadigm.com 4-23-72-14 DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr. KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442 4-23-72-14 INSIDE SALES PEOPLE Fora majortelecom company. Flexible hours. PT or FT. No nights or wekends. Bilingual a plus. EEOC. 372-2051 4-23-72-14 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 4-23-08-72-14 PARK PLACE CAR WASH Now Hiring FT & PT positions available. Great environment. flexible hours. Apply in person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home Depot 4-23-08-72-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Scheds! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now! 4-23-65-14 **GATOR MOVING** P/T, F/T, flex hrs. Good pay, tips advancement. Apply 505 NW 53rd Ave B/T Maiin NW 13 St. Bring friend to work with. 4-23-08-72-14 UF Survey Research Center Telephone Interviewers NO SALES $7.50-$8.00/hr + Bonus Student and Non-Student Positions Great Resume Builder 352-392-2608 Ext 105 408 W. University Ave suite 106 12-05-07-35-14 If You're Not Earning $500 A Day Part Time, visit www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14 NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTE Now hiring exp servers & counter, assistant manager, PT/FT cook. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St. Across from YMCA 1-29-0730-14 PT RUNNER NEEDED FOR LAW OFFICE. Exp preferred. M-F 1-5:30. Dependabel transportation. Fax resume to 352-376-4645 or email: attys@smslawfirm.com 1-31-0818-14 FT/PT Retail sales clerk. Non-smoker, able to lift 50ibs. Pinch A Penny 7100 W University Ave. Apply in person 1-28-08-14-14 Summer Jobs $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 9 -July 26. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 253 455-4267 4-23-71-14. Club Decadence NOW HIRING DANCERS Apply 12 SW 2nd St, Downtown Gainesville, behind 8 Seconds next to parking garage. 352-222-2746, www.clubdecadence.com. 2-6-08-20-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-23-08-69-14 Live-in House Cleaning Job All around Cleaning & Laundry FT -Good pay plus, room and board Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 1-25-08-11-14 HOUSE CLEANING JOB All around Cleaning & Laundry FT -M-F 1Oam-5pm, $6.75hr Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 1-25-08-11-14 FULL TIME LAB TECH POSITION BS IN MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL SCIENCE OR RELATED FIELD. $13.50/hr. e-mail janies@abcr.com 1-25-08-10-14 AUTOCAD -PT PERSON M-F DAILY -30-50 HOURS WEEKLY -STARTING $9. HOURLY BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE DEPENDABLE & GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC AUTOCAD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS. EMAIL: WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM 1-25-08-10-14 MARKETING POSITION -PT person M-F, daily 20-30 hrs weekly. Start $8.75/hourly based on experience. Must be dependable and have excellent communication skills. Must be proficient in Excel & Word. 1 mile from campus. Email: wells@ridgwaytruss.com 125-08-10-14 GATORFOOD.COM DELIVERY DRIVERS Great pay -make your own schedule. No late nights! Experienced drivers earn more. Contact jjulian@gatorfood.com for more info. 1-31-14-14 ASSISTANT NEEDED Eyeglass Express seeks PT doctor's assistant/ receptionist. Duties include filing, billing, scheduling & light optical tasks. $10/hr. Apply 9-5, Mon-Fri, Butler Plaza location. 1-28-10-14 FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based child care center for children ages ffwkn to 5yrs. Must love children Great work environment. Health Insurance paid for full time employees. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 211-08-15-14 Full Time / Part Time Maintenance Help needed. Fax/email resume to Looking Glass Apartments office@lookingglassapartments. com Fax: 352-376-1184 4-23-70-14 Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time & full-time sales positions in local management co. Fax resume, cover letter & avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email hr@trimarkproperties.com 4-23-59-14 P/T, Entry level Web Programmer Needed for small web company in Gainesville. Strong computer skills and proficiency in hand-coded HTML (no generators). Graphics experience is a plus. See www.medianerds.com 1-29-08-10-14 Tutors needed 1-on-1 tutoring at risk elem school students. 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr 15-20 min S of UF. Fed work study req. for employment. Volunteers welcome. For info contact Sally 352-384-1155; st23@cox.net 1-29-08-10-14 LEASING AGENT, PT Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. 20 hrs/wk. Hourly & bonus.Great benefits. Must be avail. weekends.Apply in person 13400 Progress Blvd. Alachua or Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-23-0865-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT t/pt one semester or longer. Proficiency in computers. $6.80/hr. email resume, indicate your preference for ft/pt, spring semester or longer, avi.days and hrs. SIVA1950@yahoo.com 1-30-08-10-14 Statewide Furniture Installers Needed. Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting $10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516. 6-3-72-14 Florida Survey Research Center Telephone Interviewers eve & weekends, $7.50 to start go to fisurveyresearch.org for app email Janet for info:jgheff@ufl.edu 1-2508-5-14 GREAT INCOME FAST! NO SALES CALLS! Work from your location! PT or FT. Bilingual beneficial, but not necessary. Internet access required. www.moderntechnologygroup.net Email: muchoexitohoy@gmail.com 1-2908-6-14 Local travel company needs sales rep to handle calls. Flexible hours. $7-$10 per hour plus bonus. Bilingual a plus. Call Chris at 352-246-1447 1-25-5-14 NANNY JOBS!!! PT/FT many different schedules needed: 10 to 45 hrs/wk e-mail resume, pix, schedule to gvn@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny 2-1-15-14 NANNY FOR NEWBORN M, W, TH 12 noon -4pm & Tues 9-4pni; e-mail resume, pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14 MWF Nannies needed ASAP 10 to 25 hrs/wk; e-mail resume, pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com Noah's Ark Nanny 1-25-10-14 WAREHOUSE STAFFt FT/PT inventory control, flex hours. Greatjob for students! Will work around class schedule. Apply at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-25-08-4-14 Assistant Food/Beverage Director Responsible for coordinating volunteers for over 300 UF events annually. Applicants must possess general computer knowledge and enthusiastic people skills. Full time position offers competitive compensation and benefits. Call 352-375-4683 x6500 to apply 1-25-08-4-14 EVENT SUPERVISORSt PT Supervisors needed. Days, nights, weekends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-25-08-4-14 Opus Cafe -Coffee Bar Looking for fun and active students to work between 12 to 30 hours per week at fast paced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay is $7.25/hour + tips. Call Tim for employment information at 352.262.0822. An application may also be downloaded online at www.opus-cafe.com and submitted in person. 1-28-08-5-14 BARBERS & STYLISTS 1115 W University Ave 352-380-0304 128-5-14 BABYSITTER NEEDED We need a responsible, loving & outgoing girl to care for our adorable kids! 10-15 bin per wk. Days flexible, but some mornings a must. References required. email Carrie at themayfamily@cox.net 1-25-08-4-14 WANTED Energetic, serious, hard-working individual to assist customers with high quality sporting goods merchandise. We're loooking for the best. Full and part time opportuniteis. No phone calls. Min 1 year commitment. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 2-1-9-14 Five Star Pizza now hiring pizza makers. Exp preferred. Must be available to work late nights and weekends. Apply in person at 2300 NW 39th Ave. 1-29-08-5-14 START TODAY Do you have a PC with an internet connection? If so, then you can start today. Earn cash with these easy jobs! www.GATORMONEY.com 1-28-4-14 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 19 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted WL3 ces Sorvics Comejoin a rapidly growing and publicly tradSINGING TELEGRAMS ed medical device company, in a Recruiting PERFORMERS FOR BIRTHDAYS, position. This is an excellent opportunity for ANNIVERSARIES, SPECIAL OCCASIO career development and to work in a teamCOSTUMES HELPFUL! Apply Fre based environment. Responsibilities include Addiction Lingerie 819 W. University assist with recruiting for production em1-30-08-5-14 ployees, facilitate the orientation process, process temporary employees, and monitor sio recruitment supplies. Two years human $10-14/hour resource experience and bachelor's deMortgage lender has immediate openi gree preferred. Candidates must be detail for college students for telephone sales p oriented & have excellent communication tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Appi skills. Send cover letter, resume, and salperson between 5 & 8 pm, Mo-Fr 1900 ary history to human.resources@exac.com. 34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit un Visit www.exaccom for more information. 11-30-5-14 THE RED ONION Lucrative business opportunity. No experiNEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring ence necessary. For more information visit tivated, exp line cooks & servers. Ple our business page: apply in person, located in Uptown Vill www.supremedrinkingwatersolutions.com at Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW24 B 1-29-08-5-14 2-1-7-14 Exp. Vet Tech needed to work 7 am until 1 pm on MWF and/or 1 pm until 6 pm on TThF $10/hr -Office Asst Please email resume to micanopyvet@bel 20+ Hrs/wk, M,W, F. Apply in person Isouth.net or fax to (352) 466-4267. 1-29Jackson Stoneworks 1111 SE 22nd 08-5-14 2-6-08-10-14 Brand Protection Agency Jet Fuel Coffee Company is Hiring part-t Java / Python Developer Needed flexible, and dependable individuals. Competitive Benefits & Pay by Gainesville Regional Airport and fill Self Motivated Person Required app or bring resume between 7amSend resumes to chris@netenforcers.com Good Pay plus tips must be 18 to ap 1-29-08-5-14 jetfuelcc@gmail.com, 1-28-3-14 Sales: French Addition Lingerie. Fit lingerie G8RBAY.com & shoes. Have fun educating customers 0 Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible on latest toys, lotions. Help order and track & Competitive $ 0 Sales Experie sales. Customer service! Stop by at 819 W Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume University Ave. 1-29-08-5-14 g8rbay@belisouth.net 2-20-08-20-14 "Copyrighted Material I Syndicated Content *$ 9 Available from Commercial News Providers" %bW re I I S U I =en I NS. nch ve. ngs osiy in SW STRIDE RITE CHILDREN'S SHOE STORE looking for exp. retail sales person! Must be fun, detailed, & love kids. GREAT work place! Store hours 10-6 Flex schedule. Oaks Mall Plaza 6753 W. Newberry Road 331-7463 2-12-08-14-14 Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand new cars with ads placed on them. www.AdCarClub.com 4-23-59-14 LABORATORY TECHNICIAN IV (OPS) ion) One temporary position, up to forty hours per week processing plant disease samples. -Duties include sample preparation, general microbiological lab work, and electronic data morecording. Requires microbiology lab experiase ence and skill in the use of biological laboage ratory equipment. College education with lvd. a major course study in biology or related field can substitute for required experience. Salary: $12.60 hourly. Apply in person at the Doyle Conner Building, 1911 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608, (352) 372-3505. 8-5 Deadline to apply: February 1, 2008. Florida We, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. EOE/AA .1-28-2-14 ime itop ATTN: NE1 Look no father. Goofy's LLC. is out seeking you; assistant managers, customer 2pm service reps, & managers. Goofysitalianice ply@iive.com pay is hrly+/commissions. Email & find out. 2-7-08-10-14 Hrs FLOWER SHOP HELPERS nce Needed for Valentines. Apply in person 635 to NW 13th St. 2-7-10-14 MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE Needs part time medical/office assitant. Email or fax resume to spohani@hotmail.com. fax 352-472-5761 1-31-08-5-14 SERVER -EVENING HOURS Experienced, friendly, reliable. Apply in person 2-5pm NAPOLATANOS 606 NW 75 St. 1-29-08-3-14 BODYGUARDS -COUNTER ASSAULT TEAMS Needed/USA AND OVERSEAS $119 -$220K year. Bodyguards $250 $750 a day 18 or older. (615)885-8960 or (615)942-6978 ext 300. www.internationale xecutives.net. 1-25-1-14 Drivers: CALL TODAY! Bonus & Paid Orientation 36-43cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Benefits Class A and 3 mos recent OTR required (800)635-8669. 1-25-1-14 Drivers -Regional $1,100 +/wk. Jville Terminal 100% Co. Pd Benefits Must have Class A 100K miles. Pd Car Haul Training! 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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 21 Gladys' return adds depth E THE NO. I GATORS HOST NO. 17 AUBURN TONIGHT. By BOBBY CALLOVI Alligator Writer bcallovi@alligator.org Five years ago, Courtney Gladys quit gymnastics. Now, she is one of the top competitors on the UF gymnastics team and will be a key contributor in Friday's meet with No. 17 Auburn. Gladys hurt her elbow at age 12, and eventually the injury forced her to retire from the sport when she was just 14. While in high school, she participated in tennis and track, but there was always something pulling her back to her first love. "I was like, 'Well, I really do miss the sport, but it has been almost three years since I've been out,"' Gladys said. "But something was telling me to go back to it, just in the back of my mind. It's always been my passion." A few months into her comeback, she reinjured her elbow, which left her with a tough decision. "I went to the doctor, and the Casey Brooke Lawson / Aillgator UF gymnast Courtney Gladys competes on the vault against Illinois-Chicago on Jan. 11. She scored a 9.775 on the attempt. choice was to either lay off of it for three months or get arthroscopic surgery on it," Gladys said. "I didn't have three months, so I was like, 'Okay, I came back to this sport and I'm going to do everything in my power to get back, and if it doesn't work, then it's not meant to be." Once again, Gladys was forced to start over, except this time she was attempting to impress UF coach Rhonda Faehn enough to be allowed to walk onto the Gators gymnastics team. "She came and was basically in a tryout situation for a few weeks to see if her body could get back in the groove of things and start being able to do gymnastics again after her time off," Faehn said. "We definitely saw in that short amount of time that she had tremendous GlymnastiCS potential, and that she could, with time, get her skill back." Faehn said that a positive attitude and strong work ethic were other reasons for her wanting Gladys on the team. Despite all her hard work, Gladys only competed in an exhibition last year at Boise State. Since last season, her skills improved greatly, and she was able to break into the Gators lineup in their first meet this season. "Over the summer she trained very hard, and this year she has been breaking out," Faehn said. "Everything has been clicking for her." Gladys will once again compete on the vault Friday against Auburn as the Gators try to rebound from their first regular season loss since Jan. 27, 2006. Two falls on the bars event by Nicola Willis and Ashley Reed hurt the Gators in their loss to No.2 Georgia, but Faehn doesn't expect falls to be a problem again this meet. "Nicola's was not typical of her; it was very random, so I don't think that will affect her at all," Faehn said. Reed tried a new skill during her fall but has decided to go back to her routine from last year. If history is any indication, Gladys and the Gators won't have any problem against the Tigers -UF is 50-11 all-time versus Auburn. No. 4 Gators top UCF, stay undefeated By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@aIIigator.org Not much changed between the first two matches for the UF women's tennis team, except, of course, for the opponent. The No. 4 Gators scored another 7-0 shutout Thursday night, this time against in-state foe Central Florida. The Gators faced a slight challenge on the doubles courts but slammed the door on the Knights in singles play. Sophomores Megan Alexander and Marrit Boonstra responded to being down 3-2 and a break in their doubles match by winning six consecutive games to close out the set. The duo clinched the doubles point for the Gators. Freshman Julia Cohen and senior Lolita Frangulyan routled their opponent 8-0 in just 33 minutes. Senior Whitney Benik and sophomore Csilla Borsanyi looked to be rolling in their doubles match at 6-2, but UCF reeled off three straight games to cut the lead to 6-5. The Gators' pair responded by winning the next two games to complete doubles play. Borsanyi admitted to looking ahead during her doubles match instead of concentrating on the task at hand. "I was focusing more on my singles match, but I think we got it done right in the end," she said. Borsanyi's result in singles affirmed her statement. She knocked out her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in just 48 minutes and was the first Gator to finish. "In my singles, I felt so much better," she said. "My game was together. I tried to play offense. I tried to go up to net. I just tried to play my game." UF coach Roland Thornqvist said he didn't think the team played as well as it could have in doubles, but he was proud of the way his players responded when they were pushed to be more competitive. "I'm happy to see that we could elevate our game to get out of that jam, but I'd much rather not even get to that point," he said. Boonstra shut out her opponent on the singles court for the second day in a row, and Cohen and Frangulyan lost just two games each. Thornqvist has been pleased with his team's play two matchThrqJ s Thornqvist es into the season, but he noticed something equally important the last couple of days. "The best thing about these two days in my opinion -obviously we've won, we've won easy and we've played pretty well -but we've had championship body language up and down the courts," he said. "We've looked like pros, and that's what it's going to take for us to have a chance." Now UF will get a day off before taking the court again on Saturday. The Gators will face South Alabama at 1 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex. The No. 14 UP men's tennis team will also compete this weekend for the first time. They will play Furman at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex. Men's coach Andy Jackson said his team is looking forward to finally stepping on the courts in a dual-match setting. "The thing that's exciting about NCAA tennis is the dualteam matches," Jackson said "They're really eager to get going, and so am I." "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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22, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Gators endure reality check at hands of Bulldogs By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer pkegler@alligator.org The Gators talked all week about the opportunity a game with No. 17 Georgia held. They called it a chance to see where they matched up with one of the nation's best, one year removed from a disappointing 9-22 season, and playing at home, where they'd won eight straight. Instead, UF (13-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) tried its hardest to imitate last year's team as Georgia (16-3, 3-2 SEC) dismantled them 82-55 Thursday, tying UF's largest margin of defeat this season. "In SEC play, if you don't come ready, you're going to get embarrassed," UF coach Amanda Butler said. "If you don't come out and throw the first punch, you might find yourself lying flat on your back. That's what we did." Senior guard and co-captain Depree Bowden didn't have much to say after a game like this. "It's very disappointing," Bowden said. "We just couldn't get our offensive flow early." Honestly, UF couldn't get an offensive flow during any part of Thursday's game. For a Gators team that prides itself on an up-tempo, high-octane offense, and was just a game removed from scoring a season-high 92 points, Thursday's near-seasonlow offensive output spoke as much to Georgia's stifling defense as it did UF's troubled offense. "It's one thing to come out and play Ward and play well. It's another thing to play hard and play well for 40 minutes," Georgia coach Andy Landers said. "That was the most impressive piece." The Bulldogs continued their dominance against the Gators. They have now won eight straight in the series and the victory snapped UF's home win streak. Coincidentally, the last time the Gators had an eight-game home winning streak, back in January of 2003, the Bulldogs ended that one as well. Thursday's win was an extra special one for Landers, his 700th victory at Georgia. "If you don't come out and throw the first punch, you might find yourself lying flat on your back." Amanda Butler UF women's basketball coach "They all didn't come against Florida, did they?" Landers joked in the postgame press conference. "Is it 700 overall or 700 against Florida? .If we have Florida's number, that's a good team and a good school for us to have the number of." Georgia's dismantling of UF started around the 14-minute mark of the first half. That's when the Bulldogs held the Gators scoreless for more than four minutes, allowing them to score 11 straight points. .After Jennifer Mossor scored to bring the score to 19-8, Georgia clamped down the defense again, keeping UF without a field goal for more than six and a half minutes. "They're just aggressive and confident on the defense end, which is something that to this point is something I thought we had displayed," Butler said. They expected to make plays. They expected to take the balls out of our hands." Statistically, the first half was an offensive nightmare for UP. It tied a season-low with 21 points, shot just 23.3 percent from the field and made only one of eight shots from behind the arc. Those two scoreless droughts allowed Georgia to hold a 43-21 halftime lead, putting the game out of reach by the break. Junior guard Sha Brooks showed some frustration just before the break when she was given a technical foul for throwing the ball after being called for a foul. "You can't dig a hole with a team that's that talented and fight back from that sort of a deficit," Butler said. "We just started the game way too timid." It was so bad on both ends for UF that Georgia guard Ashley Houts matched UF's first-half output singlehandedly, scoring 21 of her career-high 25 points in the opening 20 minutes. With teammate and AllAmerican Tasha Humphrey stuck on the bench with two fouls, Houts put a bigger focus on looking for her own shot. "That's been a common case this season, and my shot was kind of falling for me tonight," Houts said. "I was feeling good about it so I wasn't afraid to take it." Landers called Houts' performance "incredible." "Basketball is a game of opportunity," Landers said. "What Ashley did tonight was take advantage of the opportunities." It's not. pretty, but the game may serve as a reality check for Butler and her team. "There's still a lot of ball games left to be played," Butler said. "A lot of times in a loss, things are revealed to you, where you're more vulnerable then maybe you realized." -6 Harrison Diamond/ Alligator UF guard Depree Bowden misses a shot during the Gators' 82-55 loss to Georgia at the O'Connell Center on Thursday night. COOL Auto A/C Starters Alternators Repair/Service Foreign & Domestic Free Electrical Check with purchase sMMAC 378-7676 508 8th Ave. 'AM

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 23 0 1 P "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" UF seeks revenge for last season HOOPS, from page 24 shape," he said. "I'm just starting to feel out the ropes, and I've got myself ready to play." UF coach Billy Donovanhasbeenone of Speights' biggest critics all year. Donovan knows he needs his big man if the Gators plan to compete in the Southeastern Conference and said he thinks the potential is there if the focus is right. "I think once you do it once, you believe you can do it again," Donovan said of Speights' solid back-to-back games. "A lot of it is mental focus and comes with the right mindset. When he has that, he's a really good player. When he doesn't, he moves into a category of being very, very mediocre." Speights will have to play a key role Sunday if the Gators (17-3, 4-1 SEC) have any chance of beating No. 14 Vanderbilt (17-2,2-2 SEC) at home. Vanderbiltcomesinto Gainesville as one of the top teams in the conference. The Commodores Men's began the season by Baskeballwinning their first 16 Basketball games but then dropped back-to-back conference games, leaving many Vanderbilt fans skeptical moving forward. Vandy lost to Kentucky 79-73 in two overtimes on the road and were dominated 80-60 by No. 7 Tennessee in Knoxville. This year's matchup has more on the table than usual, as last year's embarrassing loss still lingers for the Gators. Vanderbilt defeated UF 83-70 in Nashville, ending the Gators 17-game win streak and leading to an incident in which former UF player Brandon Powell punched a fan during the post-game bedlam. Powell has since transferred and currently plays for Marshall. Speights, Powell's former roommate, said the Gators will plan for Vanderbilt accordingly, and he has no intention of letting up any time soon. "We just play whoever comes in," he said. "We're not even looking at it like that. We just play to win." Former FSU star Warrick will compete for Team Florida M FOOT, from page 24 rounds has the last pick in even-numbered rounds. In-state alums already on the team like Leak will technically be drafted as "protected players" in the middle rounds, leaving the early and late rounds for Florida to draft new players. If Florida nabs Kresser, it could look for somebody the quarterback can hand off to in subsequent selections. Elijah Williams, who played in Gainesville from 1994-97, is the top player with running back experience among about 20 athletes already on the team. But Williams played defensive back in the NFL, so the team is looking for a stronger runner with some recent experience, too. "It's kind of a nice window for them to play, get some exposure, let NFL peOple watch them." Travis McGriff AAFL player spokesman Laura Heald / Alligator Former UF quarterback Shane Matthews will coach Team Florida with the same brand of offense Steve Spurrier used in Gainesville. JENNA, from page 24 with his skill. "[Even though] my name is on the back of my jersey, I don't think they really know who I am," Werner said in between gulps of his Gatorade. "They can't even read my name. They're calling me something else." But there were hardly any jeers at Marreese Speights, only one mention of Chandler Parsons' baby face (they said he looked like he was 8) and zilch about Nick Calathes. It looks like Dan's their man, and all I have to say is it's about time. I spent the better part of last year and the earlier part of this season defending my and my father's faith in Werner's capabilities and skills on the court. Editors note: Jenna'sfather has repeatedly compared Werner to NBA legend Larry Bird. True, Werner didn't have a particularly great shooting night at 3-for-10 against South Carolina, but he hit a big three there's one giant priority, it might be that McGriff said. "That's where we might want guys. Elijah, when he was here at Florida, oved to defensive back his senior year. He litting time with Fred Taylor and really was a ic runner. He's perfect for our offense. But you big guy." rida seems pretty set at wide receiver with ff, Willie Jackson, Chris Doering and former Hurricane Ryan Moore. Former Gator Reidel ny is the receivers coach. the biggest star at wideout is a former :)le, the explosive Peter Warrick. team opens training camp in March, and the opener is April 19 at Michigan. league will undoubtedly face an uphill battle alive, but the most important thing for players nick is being able to show their skills again. kind of a nice window for them to play, me exposure, let NFL people watch them," ff said. when it counted in addition to the four steals he snatched. .He produces consistently, he has amazing court vision and the Gators gain something from his scrappy and energetic presence on the floor -sound familiar? Noah used to shout "Keep hatin"' when the Gators were making their way through March Madness last year, and Werner might as well adopt the mantra. Now that he's finally getting insilted, he's finally getting some respect. '. Op 4 0

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Sports FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2008 Speights playing with renewed vigor 0 CENTER WILL LEAD UF AGAINST VANDERBILT AT HOME SUNDAY. By DANNY KLEIN Alligator Staff Writer dklein@alligator.org Sometimes success has no timeline. In Marreese Speights' first season, fans and scouts marveled at his potential. Coming off the bench, he averaged 4.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in just 5.7 minutes per game, which projects to a jaw dropping 28.7 points, 18.2 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per 40 minutes. With that in mind, it's easy to 'see why Speights walked into his sophomore season saddled with expectations. Speights began the year as one of 50 players elected to the prestigious Naismith Preseason Award Watch List and was projected by many to be an early first-rounder in this Men's year's NBA Draft. Basketball The road for Speights, however, has been littered with ups and downs so far. He began the season well, averaging 16.6 points in his first five games. But then the competition came, and Speights disappeared. The sophomore gamered just 4 points against Florida State, 6 against Alabama and a mere 4 against Mississippi. But then something happened. Kentucky came into town and Speights erupted, playing his best game when the lights shined the brightest. He had 20 points and eight rebounds lined up against Patrick Patterson, perhaps his toughest competition to date. Speights then dominated South Carolina with an impressive 22 points and 13 rebounds on a night when he only missed three shots. In Speights' eyes, he's finally arrived. "I feel way better. I got myself in better Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator UF forward Marreese Speights blocks Kentucky's Mark Coury during the ne of my very favorite comedians is the late Rodney Dangerfield, who always'complained he never got any respect. After a few road games in the Southeastern Conference, I'm betting that the young Gators are grasping that concept. But earlier this week, UF coach Billy Donovan said getting ripped by fans is one of the best forms of flattery. "They're not doing it to bad players," Donovan said. "I think you have to keep it in perspective of the player. If they're doing that, then chances are you're pretty good." While all players may suffer an equal amount of jabs, every team has that one Jenna Marina Floor Jenna-ral jmarina@alligator.org guy who stands out from all the rest to take the most hate. And after attending Wednesday night's South Carolina game, I think I figured out who this year's target is -Thunder Dan. Yes, it seems that Dan Werner is this season's Joakim Noah, taken down a couple notches. Every time Noah entered an arena last year, I heard the chant: "NO-AH'S UGLY" or the ridiculously popular "Noah's gay." On Wednesday I had the pleasure of sitting in front of two strapping Gamecocks gentlemen who proceeded to scream throughout the entire night, "You're trash, Werner" and "Werner, you're so ugly." I'm not even going to touch on the fact that the originality of the SEC astounds me. Werner, who was around last year to hear all the negativity aimed at Noah, acknowledged that he's noticed the taunts are starting to be directed more his way. Still, he modestly declined to acknowledge that it has any correlation SEE JENNA, PAGE 23 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Team Florida ready to draft By NICK ZACCARDI Alligator Staff Writer nzaccardi@alligator.org The All American Football League will hold its inaugural draft on Saturday, and Team Florida already knows who it wants with its first-round pick. Player spokesman Travis McGriff, a former UF wide receiver, said the team will likely select former Gators quarterback Eric Kresser with the fourth overall choice. That prediction is somewhat of a headscratcher, given the fact that the most recognizable player already on the roster is also a quarterback, Chris Leak. Coach Shane Matthews, also a former UF quarterback, hopes Kresser and Leak can forge a training-camp battle for the starting job in March. Kresser would come in with an edge since he played at UF under Matthews' offensive system, which mirrors Steve Spurrier's Fun 'N Gun. "(Kresser) is one of the most talented quarterbacks ever to play here at Florida, one of the best pure passers I've ever seen." Shane Matthews AAFL coach "(Kresser) is one of the most talented quarterbacks ever to play here at Florida, one of the best pure passers I've ever seen," Matthews said. "He knows the system. With Chris being a talented quarterback as well, you need more than one." The AAFL is a new six-team professional league based in college cities with the caveat of only taking players with college degrees, hoping to cash in on the nostalgia factor of the last 15 years of college football. The draft is similar to the NFL's version in that it will be tediously long, lasting 50 rounds (eight picks per round) with a few minutes between picks for the first four rounds and two minutes per pick for the remaining rounds. It begins at noon, and a television broadcast will last until 3 p.m., though the draft is expected to go on past the broadcast window. It will be televised on Cox Sports, according to the league's Web site. The format is a snake draft where the team with the first pick in odd-numbered SEE FOOT, PAGE 23 U NBA: Orlando vs. Detroit ESPN, 7 p.m. fAustralian Open Final: Marir Sharapova vs. Ana Ivanovic ESPN2, 9:30 p.m. NBA San Antonio Miami NHL Ottawa Tampa Bay 90 89 8 4 E The UF swimming and diving teams will take on perennial national title contender Auburn on Saturday at home. Also, Danny Klein and Brian Steele discuss this week in UF men's basketball in our Sportscast. See our Web site for the content. N Do you think UF football coach Urban Meyer committed any NCAA violations while recruiting wide receiver Carl Moore? Yes No Vote at alligatorSports.org. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23 Gators' 81-70 victory against the Wildcats on Saturday. Werner replaces Noah as UF's most hated player