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We Inform. You Decide,


TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008


ELECTIONS 2008


Candidates raise thousands


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

The signs jutting out of lawns, the smiling
portraits on Web sites, the campaign flyers in
your mailbox they don't come cheap.
But, to politicians, such as the commission
hopefuls of today's Gainesville city elections,
they can be crucial.
According to public records filed by the
Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office
Web site, the eight candidates have raised about
$88,000.
"I'd like to think it makes a differ-
ence, because I worked hard for it."
Thomas Hawkins Jr.
City Commission At-Large 2 candidate


Of that total, about $12,500 was given by the
candidates themselves, their families or per-
sonal campaign loans.
In the At-Large District 2 race, attorney
Thomas Hawkins Jr. has raised nearly twice
as much money as opposing canrididate Robert
Agrusa.
Though Hawkins said he was unsure of
what impact the money would have, he said he
was glad to put it to use to remind voters of his
beliefs.
"I'd like to think it makes a difference," he
said, "because I worked hard for it."
However, Agrusa, who served as the UF
Senate President before running for the seat,
has found his own supportive following in the
university's Greek community. He has raised
$975 from seven different fraternities and sorori-
ties, according to the Web site.
The District 2 race has been the source of
most of the money. Out of the three races, the Harrison Diamond / Alligator
candidates for this seat have raised more than UF freshman Taylor Tribou, foreground, sophomore Holly Hixson and
half of the election's total contributions about sophomore Amanda Arick, right, hold signs promoting Robert Agrusa
SEE MONEY, PAGE 11 for City Commission at University Avenue and 13th Street on Monday.


UF students wary of Bright Futures bill


* STATE SEN. PROPOSES TO
BASE FUNDING ON MAJORS.

By ILEANA MORALES
Alligator Writer.
imorales@alligator.org

UF officials said they are studying the
proposed changes to the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship Program and have
not yet decided whether they would sup-


port them.
But some UF students said the plan is
unfair.
Intending to benefit
the economy, Florida
UFAademic Sen. Jeremy Ring sug-
Aciademis gested changing the
basis for Bright Futures
financial awards to favor some fields of
study.
If Ring's bill passes, students studying


science, technology, mathematics, educa-
tion, engineering, nursing or pre-health
would be given about 10 percent more
tuition coverage from Bright Futures.
Award amounts for students major-
ing in other areas would be decreased by
about 20 percent.
If approved by the state Legislature
and Gov. Charlie Crist, Ring's bill would
go into effect July 1. The Legislature's next
SEE REACTION, PAGE 10


Young voters


could break


turnout mark

By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

As the sun went down and the air turned
cold Monday evening, Andy Coffey stood
alone on the corner of University Avenue and
13th Street with a sign urging passers-by to
vote Thomas Hawkins Jr. for the Gainesville
City Commission.
"I love politics," said Coffey, a UF building
construction junior and Hawkins' friend.
Though he stood by himself, Coffey is
not alone in his interest in
today's election.
o Political experts say
record numbers of young
people could turn out for
today's vote, which decides
Florida's Democratic and
Republican primaries,
three seats on the City
Mastrodicasa Commission and a property
tax amendment to the state constitution.
Michael Martinez, a UF associate professor
of political science, said the candidates who are
running make the primary race particularly
interesting this year.
Democratic voters have been attracted by
young and vibrant candidates, particularly
Sen. Barack Obama, 47, Martinez said.
"A, he's young," he said. "And B, he has
the sort of message that might appeal to young
people. It tries to be less partisan."
Andre Samuels, a UF biological engineering
senior, said he likes Obama's spirit of coopera-
tion.
"I think he understands the beauty of our
system of government is that it requires com-
promise," he said.
Republicans have been drawn in by the
primary's competition, Martinez said.
"There is no front-runner right now," he
said, explaining that Mitt Romney and John
McCain both have a chance.
The race is also the first time since 1952 that
no incumbent president or vice president is
running for election, said Michael Heaney, a
UF political science assistant professor.
Heaney said he feels both Republicans and
SEE YOUTH, PAGE 11


The UF men's
basketball team
rose to No. 20 in
the AP Poll on
Monday. The last
time the Gators
were ranked, they
fell to Florida St.
65-51 in November.
See story, pg. 22.


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Italian Quarter Bistro, 6 p.m. to
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will hold a fundraiser to raise
money for conferences, design
competitions and industry
tours.
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Reitz Union Room 285, 6 p.m.,
tonight
The Asian American Student
Union will be hosting "Get out
the Vote," where students will
have the opportunity to discuss
the upcoming presidential elec-
tion and engage in a political
debate on each of the major
candidates.
Pre-Law Meeting
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,2008 U ALLIGATOR, 3


UF: No plans for


laying off faculty


* UF AIMS TO HIRE FAC-
ULTY WITH TUITION HIKES.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Writer
ksanders@alligator.org
Though state higher edu-
cation leaders have discussed
laying off faculty members
as a possible consequence of
budget woes, UF hopes to
avoid letting any go.
On Wednesday, Bill
Edmonds, spokesman for
the Board of Governors, said
statewide budget cuts could
result in some faculty mem-
bers from Florida universities
losing their jobs.
But UF President Bernie
Machen is aiming to avoid
losing any faculty, said UF
spokesman Steve Orlando.
On the contrary, UF will
use much of the revenue from
upcoming tuition increases to
hire more faculty and advis-
ers.
Because of the Tuition
Differential Program ap-
proved in 2007, UF, Florida
State University and the
University of South Florida
can incrementally raise tu-
ition up to 40 percent over
four years starting in the fall.


Each year's tuition increase
cannot exceed 15 percent.
The Board of Governors,
the State University System's
highest, governing body, ap-
proved a seperate statewide 8
percent increase on Thursday
and earmarked 70 percent of
that revenue for new hires
of faculty and advisers. That
increase is also set to start in
fall, though UF's increase is
still capped at 15 percent.
Orlando said it is too early
to deter-
UF mine how
Academics many fac-
ulty mem-
bers and
advisers UF would hire with
money from the upcoming
hike, which colleges would
receive them and whether
they would be full-time or
part-time employees.
However, it's probable
that the new hires would go
to colleges with a critical need
for more help, he added.
"It could. be as late as
March before we hear what
measures they will be tak-
ing," Orlando said.
Still, hiring new professors
does not spell the end of UF's
hiring freeze, which was ain-
nounced in July.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

Commission may restrict lawn parking in two areas


By SARAH JONES
Alligator Contributing Writer

The lawns of homes in the Forest
Ridge and Henderson Heights
neighborhoods will no longer be
marked by parked cars and oil
stains.
At the Gainesville City
Commission meeting Monday
night, commissioners voted unani-
mously to make it illegal to park on
lawns in the neighborhoods, which
are located between Northwest 16th
Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue
near 13th Street.
The final vote will be held at the
next commission meeting on Feb.
11.
"Frankly, yard parking makes the
neighborhood look trashy and un-
desirable," Melody Marshall, mem-
ber of the Forest Ridge/Henderson
Heights Neighborhood Association
Inc., said during the meeting.
The association was not just con-
cerned about the appearance of the
neighborhood, Marshall said, but
also the effects on the environment.
Residents were concerned that
seepage from vehicles parked in
yards was leaking into the aquifer,
she said.
Carol Daly, a homeowner who


rents out property in the neighbor-
hood, spoke against the ordinance
during the meeting.


As a landlord, Daly said she did
not want to be held responsible for
renters of her property who might


violate the code.
Rental and owner-occupied
homes will be equally affected by


Harrsc
Cars are parked on a lawn north of University Avenue near the UF campus on Monday.


the ordinance.
When the neighborhood was
built 40 years ago, parking on lawns
was not an issue, Marshall said.
But in the last two and a half
years it has become a concern, she
added.
More than 60 percent of the
neighborhood's residents signed
a petition in order to advance the
ordinance.
Lawn.parking has become a big-
ger problem because homeowners
are getting older and moving away
to be closer to family or to move into
retirement homes, Marshall said.
Instead of selling their homes
when they move, aging residents
are beginning to rent their proper-
ties to people who might not care as
much about the appearance of the
neighborhood.
The affected area contains 238
homes, of which nine out of 10 are
owner occupied.
The ordinance makes the neigh-
borhood part of the residential park-
ing overlay district, which means
that no more than 40 percent of each
front yard can be devoted to drive-
ways and parking areas.
Parking areas must also be paved
or covered with other driveway ma-
terial, and must be bordered by ap-
proved materials.


Latest Taser model targets style-conscious crowd


New design available in several colors


By KATIE FOGARTY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Self-defense devices are not generally con-
sidered chic, but with a leopard-print surface
and an MP3-playing holster, the new civil-
ian-marketed Taser C2 aims to change that
notion.
The recently released C2 is being marketed
to women as both a self-defense mechanism
and a fashion accessory.
The model is made with the same technol-
ogy as other Tasers but is designed to be less
bulky and more stylish, according to Taser


International's Web site.
M&C Army Surplus Store, a store that
sells firearms and outdoor gear, is the only
Gainesville location that sells Tasers, and the
store carries the new model, said employee
Jason Corby.
Like an iPod, the C2 comes in colors rang-
ing from metallic pink to black pearl.
The leopard-print design is being adver-
tised as the Taser for those who want "fashion
with a bite," according to its Web site.
In addition, a holster with a one-gigabyte
MP3 player is available for the device.
Despite its trendy exterior, Corby said tra-


ditional devices, like pepper spray, are more
popular with customers because they're much
cheaper.
"I'm all for self defense, but a per-
sonal Taser is pretty extreme."
Lt. Stacy Ettel
University Police

Tasers range from $300 to $400 while pep-
per spray is about $20, he said.
Tasers are not considered firearms by
the U.S. government and can be legally car-
ried without a permit in 42 states. UF Police
Department Lt. Stacy Ettel said Florida does
not require a permit. Still, Ettel said he is wary


of the general public owning Tasers.
"Any defense tool a person has is danger-
ous if they're not trained correctly on how to
use it," he said.
"It could also backfire if the attacker is able
to gain control of the device."
Ettel said he thinks people need to be prop-
erly trained to use a Taser.
Unlike pepper spray and other traditional
self-defense devices, Tasers can be fired from
15 feet away and can disable an attacker for a
minimum of 30 seconds.
Ettel said law enforcement officers still
worry about the dangers associated with its
use.
"I'm all for self defense, but a personal
Taser is pretty extreme," he said.


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Election Day FAQ


Doubting whether you can vote or how? Maybe we have the answer


Q: When can I vote?
A: Polls are open from 7 a.m.
to 7 p.m.today. If you are in line
at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to
vote.

Q: If I am registered to vote
in another Florida county
or at another address in
Alachua County where I no
longer live, can I still vote?
A: Yes. If you are not registered
to vote at your current Gainesville
address but have been registered
to vote at a different Florida ad-
dress for at least 29 days, you can
change your legal permanent ad-
dress to your current Gainesville
address today and still vote. You
need to look up the polling place
for your address, go there with
a photo and signature ID and
speak with the clerk about chang-
ing your address. He or she will
call the Supervisor of Elections


Office to confirm the change,
have you fill out paperwork and
then allow you to vote. However,
this should not be taken lightly.
Before changing your permanent
address, you should seriously
consider the implications.
If soon after the election you
change your permanent address
back to what it was before, some-
one might question you for voter
fraud.

Q: Can I see a sample bal-
lot before I vote?
A: Yes. You can get a copy of a
sample ballot online at www.elec
tions.alachua.fl.us.

Q: What do I need to bring
with me?
A: All voters need- to bring a
photo and signature ID. Examples
of acceptable IDs include pass-


ports, driver's licenses, student
ID cards, employee badges,
credit cards and debit cards with
photographs and signatures.

Q: What will I be voting for?
A: You can vote either for or
against a property tax amend-
ment and for at least one city
commissioner, depending on
which district you are from. If
you are a registered Democrat or
Republican, you can vote in your
respective party's presidential
primary.

Q: Do I have to be regis-
tered with a party affilia-
tion in order to vote for a
presidential candidate?
A: Yes. Florida has closed
primaries, so you must be a reg-
istered Democrat or Republican
in order to vote for a presidential


nominee. You do not need to be
registered with a party in order to
vote for commissioners or on the
amendment.

Q: How can I find out where
I'm supposed to vote?
A: Go to www.elections.alachu
a.fl.us, click on "Precinct Finder"
and search for your polling place
by typing in your address.


race between Armando Grundy,
Jack Donovan and Christopher
Salazar.
Q: I heard Florida's presi-
dential primaries aren't
counting. Why should I
bother to vote?
A: It is true that currently,
only half of Florida's Republican
delegates will be counted, while
none of Florida's Democratic
delegates will be counted at the
national conventions. However,
both races are tight. So, even if
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Editorial


Forced Futures

Bill to give scholarships

based on majors unfair
S tate Senator Jeremy Ring may be a Democrat, but his
proposed "economic development tool" is anything but
democratic.
The bill is supposed to alter current standards for the Florida
Bright .Futures Scholarship Program to encourage students to
study the sciences, education or health-related professions.
Ring's idea includes awarding 110 percent of tuition costs to
students who choose those fields, but less Bright Futures money
to the philosophy and English majors among us.
The senator claims that state scholarships would still cover
80 percent tuition for some students and would remain a "good
deal," but we don't see anything overtly wrong with the deal
we have now.
The whole purpose of the merit-based Bright Futures pro-
gram is to allow students the chance to attend a state university
and discover what interests them while keeping them in
Florida.
While we have no problems with incentives for certain areas
of study, and the courses of study Ring cited in the bill are vital
to the future of the state's economy. However, we do have a
problem with taking away scholarship funds from students
who worked hard to earn them.
If the Bright Futures program is used as a device for social-
ism to promote a certain type of workforce, it will have done
students in Florida planning on a merit-based scholarship a
great disservice.
Many top students in Florida stay in the state because of the
generous program, and changing it by these unfair measures
may cause some students to look beyond state borders cer-
tainly the opposite of what Ring wanted in the first place.
If passed, and we hope that it won't ever find a sponsor in
the House, the bill would only create a university full of disen-
gaged students on a one-way track to career dissatisfaction.


Fate of the Union


If Washington is the
Hollywood for ugly peo-
ple, Monday's State of the
Union address would have
been the final chance for an
aging George Bush to get his
place on the Walk of Fame.
Unfortunately, like much
of his presidency, he failed
miserably.
We had excitedly antici-
pated at least a little of the in-
famous "axis of evil" cowboy
bravado Bush gave us in 2002,
but we were sadly and yet
not surprisingly disap-
pointed.
Instead of using his prime-
time appearance to speed
up the erosion of American
diplomacy like we expected
from years past, our lame-
duck president chose to focus
on the state of the slowing
- oh, wait, make that "uncer-
tain" economy and how to
stimulate an already hemor-
rhaging business climate.
His push for a $150 billion


economic stimulus package
will surely face tough opposi-
tion in the Senate, but, hey, at
least he tried.
The stay-the-course leader
naturally suggested that the
troop surge in Iraq is working
and that the enemy who-
ever that may be at this point
- will be defeated. Victory is
in sight, just as it has been for
the past five years.
And it was more of the
same from there. Reform
for laws governing federal
surveillance, permanent ex-
tensions of his tax cuts, and
free-trade agreements with
Colombia, South Korea and
Panama were key points of
his address.
As the speech continued,
the only way we could stop
feelings of depression was to
remind ourselves that the pri-
maries were only hours away
and that next year a very dif-
ferent speaker would be on
our screen.


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Little agreement w
God bless the Alligator's Editorial Board.
We have a long history of starting fights, calling
names and poking fun. We pick on Bush, Student
Government and UF administration. We've even been ac-
cused of not supporting the Gators once or twice.
We know our reputation, but you may not know which
staff members it applies to. There's some confusion about
the way positions are decided and how endorsements are
doled out.
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ployees, we keep editorial decisions separate from reporting
staff. We don't poll the newsroom. The Editorial Board is
composed of only the editor, managing editor, opinions edi-
tor and a student representative or two.
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didates as possible. Without any reporters present, we ask
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pounds out an editorial. If one of us holds a strong minority
stance, he or she is free to write a column explaining how our
opinion differs from the one on Page 6 and why.
I'm about to exercise that freedom.
This election cycle, I held the minority vote for four of five
choices. In the Republican primary, I supported former Gov.
Mitt Romney for his executive success in Massachusetts with
the state's budget and health care. As for the Democrats, I
support Sen. Hillary Clinton's politically feasible approach,
and wonder why Sen. Barack Obama hasn't been able to
"change the tone of the debate" as he keeps claiming he is
poised to do.
In the local races, I picked Bryan Harman for District 2.
His energy and passion for serving Gainesville appeal to
students and other residents alike. He wants to hold city
commissioners, to a higher standard, asking them to study
more policy research in lieu of siphoning taxpayer dollars
to consultants. He's open to sensible but politically sensitive


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ith endorsements
reforms, like extending bar dos-
ing times and revising maximum
occupancy laws. His opponents,
Bonnie Mott and Lauren Poe, seem
beholden to Gainesville's existing
political establishment.
Leigh Shapiro The At-Large 2 candidate Robert
Agrusa is the most viable student
letters@alligator.org contender in recent memory. His
organization and knowledge of city
issues impress me, and he would represent campus and city
interests well.
But I think Thomas Hawkins Jr. is a better choice.
All the candidates trumpet responsible growth, but his
experience with land-growth law uniquely positions him
to shape the city's long-term development plan. He under-
stands how to encourage urban growth with thoughtful zon-
ing regulations and use of redevelopment funds.
He wants local government to enrich community life
through recreation and outreach programs. He believes, we
can attack the roots of homelessness via city mediation with
landlords, and alleviate congestion naturally by shifting traf-
fic to east and central Gainesville.
Agrusa doesn't seem to have Hawkins' vision. His traffic
plans seem short-sighted, centering on the west side of the
city. He has written off the downtown area as unsafe instead
of suggesting improvements.
I think many students would share Hawkins' goals.
While it's unfortunate that he hasn't directly addressed stu-
dents, many students love Gainesville for the reasons that
Hawkins does its local character and potential to serve its
residents.
Now at least I've said my piece, and you can do the same
in the voting booth today.
Leigh Shapiro is a member of the Alligator's Editorial Board
and an economics senior.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Did you vote in
the city elections?


Monday's question: Should
Bright Futures scholarships be
based on students' majors?


23% YES
77% NO
53 TOTAL VOTES


We could all be under water in a few years if
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Hawkins best choice for city's future
While I respect both Robert Agrusa and
Thomas Hawkins Jr. in their impassioned
effort to give younger people a represen-
tative with whom they can identify and
general residents a stronger bridge across
generations, I do not extend that respect to
the Alligator Editorial Board.
To depict Hawkins negatively solely be-
cause he "seems more concerned with land
development issues" is the sort of short-
sighted ignorance that makes even me, a
former student candidate for the Gainesville
City Commission, wary of student input
into local politics.
I will never forget what a local busi-
ness owner told me about students when I
campaigned in 2005: "What interest do they


have to develop this city? None. They do
their job and go bye it's like a bathroom
for them."
Since I had put great thought into how
students can work with all local interests to
mold Gainesville into a great place to live for
everyone, I took this observation lightly.
I am extremely /disappointed that
Monday's endorsement is giving a bad
name to thoughtful students with a work-
ing brain and a vision for their world and
community that reaches beyond a handful
of years.
While I encourage students to consider
both candidates carefully, both of whom
would represent the interests of young people
in this town, I also encourage them to disre-
gard yesterday's endorsement in the At-Large


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By DEBORAH SWERDLOW
Alligator Writer
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Four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist
Anne V. Hull, a Washington Post
reporter, took time out of her three-
month vacation to speak with UF


journalism students on Monday
about her career as a journalist.
Hull, whose most recent work
includes breaking the 2007 scan-
dal of Walter Reed Army Medical
Center's mistreatment of wounded
veterans, spoke to an introductory
journalism class Monday and will


visit other journalism classes today
and Wednesday.
She shared her experiences cov-
ering Hurricane Katrina, following
the lives of gay teens in America
and sneaking into Ground Zero for
10 hours on Sept. 12, 2001.
Despite her professional accom-


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about her experiences in the field, including covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.


plishments, Hull said she's proba-
bly the last person a college would
want to speak to students because
she only completed one year at
Florida State University and two
semesters at a St. Petersburg junior
college.
She said she learned every-
thing in the St. Petersburg Times
newsroom, where she worked for
almost 20 years.
"Reporting is reporting is re-
porting," she said. "It's just seeing
things, being curious and when
something doesn't hit you in the
gut right, to ask a question about
it."
Early in her career, when Hull
was assigned to cover a live con-
cert, she said she was backstage
and heard a radio DJ announce
that Bruce Springsteen was per-
forming onstage.
She said she wrote about
Springsteen's surprise appearance
at the beginning of her story and
sent it to her editors. The next day,
she found out the DJ was wrong
and that Springsteen had never
gotten on the stage.
To this day, people still think
Bruce Springsteen showed up
because it appeared in the first edi-
tion of the paper, she said.
Hull, who asked for permission
to "drop the F-bomb," said her
editor's response to the incident
suggested a potential new mean-
ing for her middle initial: "Kid,
you f--- up one more time and that
'V' is going to stand for 'visitor.'"


A Washington Post reporter
since 2000, Hull said she mostly
writes about race, immigration
and socio-economic issues.
She said she insists on includ-
ing authentic, everyday language
in her stories, whether people are
speaking in broken English or us-
ing profanity.
"We're not Red Cross work-
ers. We're not there to sort
of make their life easier.
We're just there to show
how things are."
Anne Hull
Washington Post reporter

Journalists have to be invisible,
she said, adding that the hardest
part of her job is resisting the urge
to help people she interviews.
When she was covering
Hurricane Katrina, she said she
spent two and a half hours walk-
ing in circles with a mother and
her son who were trying to hitch-
hike to Dallas.
As she left, the mother asked
Hull if she would give them a
ride. Hull said she even called her
editor to see if it was possible, but
her editor said her job was only to
write the story.
"We're not Red Cross workers,"
Hull said. "We're not there to sort
of make their life easier. We're just
there to show how things are."


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Gala highlights


global volunteering


By RACHEL ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Recurso, a non-profit UF
student organization, called on
students to make their mark on
society by providing humanitarian
assistance to the less fortunate at
its 5th Annual Founder's Day Gala
held Monday night.
Nikie Bhakta, Recurso club
president, said this year's gala was
about calling students to action by
joining organizations such as the
Peace Corps and Recurso, instead
of simply increasing awareness of
humanitarian efforts.
Young, bright-eyed students
from J.J. Finley Elementary
School's "Finley Flyers" set the
tone for the evening with perfor-
mances of traditional songs from
Ghana and Kenya.
- Bhakta had an easy time engag-
ing her audience after the Flyers'
energetic performance.
"Tonight is meant to depict
Recurso's beauty," Bhakta said.
"Recurso is an organization com-
piled of passionate individuals


who ensure the spirit of service is
felt internationally."
Allene Zanger, regional director
for the Peace Corps, told listeners
about the organization's success.
There are currently about
800,000 Peace Corps volunteers
worldwide.
"The Peace Corps volunteers
are the face of America, and they
represent a rich diversity," Zanger
said.
Multicultural Zanger laud-
Aff iS ed volunteers as
the best ambas-
sadors the U.S. has to offer to the
world.
Keynote speaker Edward Scott
Jr., co-founder of the Center for
Global Development, drew on
this point with a discussion of
how volunteers have advanced
humanitarian aid and what areas
still need improvement.
Half of the world's population
lives on $2 a day, Scott said.
He stressed the need for people
from each end of the political spec-
trum to be aware of what goes on
within the international environ-


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ment.
"It's not the province of the lib-
eral left or the evangelical right,"
Scott said. "There's room for ev-
erybody in this boat."
Bhakta rounded out the eve-
ning by presenting both speakers


with plaques that thanked them
for their service to the interna-
tional community. The audience
of about 70 was given the op-
portunity to participate in a silent
auction, with proceeds benefiting
clean water, literacy and orphan-


age relief programs.
"I hope by getting a glimpse
of the world issues through our
displays'and listening to our won-
derful speakers, you are inspired
to make your mark on the world,"
Bhakta said.


UF RESEARCH

Study: Rudeness linked to poor job performance


By JENNIFER MACOUREK
Alligator Contributing Writer

Less-than-friendly bosses are in for a
rude awakening, thanks to a UF study
showing that encountering rudeness can
cause job performance to suffer.
The study, conducted over the span of
a year, was broken into three scenarios.
Participants were subjected to different
degrees of rudeness before being asked to
solve anagram puzzles and write down uses


for a brick, said UF management professor
Amir Erez.
In all of the scenarios, participants ex-
posed to rudeness performed substantially
worse on each task compared to participants
not exposed to rudeness.
"It's not anger or revenge," said Erez.
"It's just very destructive. Thinking too
much on the subject, wondering, 'what
did I do to deserve to be treated like that?'
causes less cognitive processes for the task,"
he said.
The study, conducted by Erez and


"The issue was swept under the
desk, but people are a lot more
ready to admit it's a problem."
Christine Porath
University of Southern California
management professor

University of Southern California manage-
ment professor Christine Porath, tested 275
students whose ages ranged 18 to 36.


Erez also noted that participants exposed
to rudeness supplied more dysfunctional
answers when responding to the brick as-
signment.
"It wasn't in the study, but those that
were subjected to rudeness came up with
more violent answers like breaking win-
dows or hitting someone," he said.
Porath said rudeness in the workplace is
becoming a hot topic.
"The issue was swept under the desk, but
people are a lot more ready to admit it's a
problem," she said.


UF hosts career showcase


By STEPHANIE ROSENBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer

Job seekers on campus can meet with
potential employers at the O'Connell
Center today and Wednesday from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. for the UF Career Resource
Center's Career Showcase.
The showcase will feature more than 350
organizations, said Ja'Net Glover, assistant
director for career events at the CRC.
It is free and open to all UF students
with Gator 1 cards, alumni with their stu-
dent ID numbers, faculty and staff, Glover
said.
On the first day of the event, attendees
will be able to talk to employers from non-
technical jobs, such as accounting, commu-
nications and health care.
She said the second day would feature
employers from technical fields, such as
computer science, construction and engi-
neering.


Some of the organizations attending are
American Express, Kraft Foods Inc. and
Target Corp.
"The most important thing to know is
that all of these employers are looking for
you," Glover said.
"They have positions, and they're inter-
ested in you," he said. "They
On know the quality and the cali-
Campus ber of students at UF."
Job seekers should research
the employers attending the
showcase, prepare portfolios of work and
bring a resum6, she said. Attendees should
dress professionally.
She said she would encourage UF stu-
dents of all ages to attend the showcase.
"When you hear students say the job
market is not good, well, there's over 350
employers looking for you. The job market
is still going strong," Glover said.
For more information about the show-
case, visit www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase.


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GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

City leaders discuss


gender ordinance


By KATIE GALLAGHER
Alligator Writer
kgallagher@alligator.org

The City Commission lis-
tened to more than 100 citizens
comment on a policy to make
discriminating based on gender
identity illegal, as 98 cities and
counties nationwide have al-
ready done.
The commission had not voted
by press time.
The ordinance would define
gender identity as "an inner
sense of being a specific gender
... with or without regard to the
individual's sex at birth."
The ordinance would not in-
clude religious institutions.
Commissioner Ed Braddy said
he disagreed with the ordinance
because he felt it burdens busi-
nesses and grants special privi-
leges to a small group of people..
"When you boil it down, it
says that because some people
have emotional confusion about
their sexual identity, everyone


else has to make changes,"
Braddy said.
Commissioner Craig Lowe
disagreed.
"There is nothing special
about being able to get a job, have
a home, to be able.to go to a re-
stroom, or to get the same credit
privileges that anyone else does,"
Lowe said.
Citizens wanting to voice
opinions both for and against the
ordinance crowded into the audi-
torium at City Hall and filled the
hallway outside.
Some quoted the Bible. Others
worried about sharing public
restrooms with people who feel
they are the opposite gender.
"Surely we have advanced be-
yond trying to scare people about
bathrooms," said Terry Fleming.
But Pastor Matt Gordon, of
Cypress Creek Church, said he
was worried about his daughters.
"My hope is that you as the coun-
cil will understand my concern
not only for their comfort but for
their safety," he said regarding


uIuICle oaiur / mlilgur0 oLdI,
Gainesville city commissioners hear public comments during the City Commission meeting at City Hall
Monday night.
bathroom rules. hassled, harassed, beat up or Gainesville would not be the first
Nora Spencer, UF's director of even killed," she said. "And it city to pass such an ordinance.
LGBT affairs, spoke in favor of happens every day, just because "This is not any groundbreak-
the policy, of the way we look." ing thing for Gainesville," he
"We have the right not -to be Lowe emphasized that said. "We're catching up."


State senator says receiving 80 percent of tuition 'still a pretty good deal'


REACTION, from page 1


session begins in March.
Ring said in addition to educating stu-
dents, universities should serve to develop
the economy a role he said they haven't
embraced enough. Having students major in
the fields he specified is essential to fill spots
in high-need industries, he said.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF
President Bernie Machen is aware of the pro-
gram but isn't ready to comment on it yet. He
is still looking into the proposals before taking


a stance, Orlando said.
Ring said most university administrators
he's talked to support the bill, but he hasn't
heard any feedback from students.
"Initially they may be taken aback," he
said. "But when they understand it's not an
attempt to rip the state of Bright Futures but
to build a better economy, I think they'll be
supportive of it."
Tyler Welt, a UF freshman who's planning
to study political science, said he'd figure out
a way around the new rules if they were ap-
proved.
"What I would probably do in that situa-


"No one is getting rid of
Bright Futures."
Jeremy Ring
state senator

tion is switch my major to get the money and
then switch back," Welt said. "You've got to
play the system."
He said changing the scholarship is a
flawed plan.
"I wouldn't say any field is more important
than any others," Welt said. "They shouldn't
be penalized."


But Welt and other students already in col-
lege wouldn't need to beat the system.
Ring said if the bill is approved, only stu-
dents enrolled after its effective date would be
impacted. He said he hasn't figured out how
to deal with incoming students with unde-
clared majors or those who change majors.
Ring said despite the changes, Florida
schools would still offer the best deals for edu-
cation in the country.
"No one is getting rid of Bright Futures,"
Ring said. "If you want to be a philosophy
major you still get 80 percent of tuition paid.
That's still a pretty good deal."


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District 2 race raises most money


MONEY, from page 1


$45,000.
Candidate Bryan Harman, who worked in
marketing before taking a break to campaign,
said he's happy with the $9,000 he has raised.
He also said his opponent Bonnie Mott, a
real estate company owner, was "absolutely
immoral" for taking so much money from her
own finances and from those with similar busi-
ness interests.
"I'm happy there's such a diversity of
people in my contributor list, unlike a certain
opponent, whose list is made up of strictly
real estate and self-financing," he said. "Let
me tell you this: the City Commission can be
bought."
Mott, who has' raised about $6,500 from
family and personal loans and at least $7,000
from employees in real estate, rental and
construction businesses, said she thought dif-
ferently.
"I am a Realtor," she said. "I have been


selling real estate for 31 years. I've been in
Gainesville for 45 years. I am fortunate to have
made friends and kept them."
Harman and MoWs opponent, SFCC pro-
fessor Lauren Poe, raised about $15,000 in total
contributions. Still, he specified no connections
between the support he has received and the
support he hopes to receive at the polls.
"Money," he said, "doesn't buy votes."
The District 3 race has not
Elections been so dose. Incumbent Jack
2008 Donovan has raised about
$17,000, while opponent
Armando Grundy has raised $140 and added a
personal loan of $1,500. Candidate Christopher
Salazar has yet to raise any money.
Grundy, however, said the finance gap has
not caused any problems in his campaign.
"I don't think it [raising less money] has
been a hindrance at all," he said. "Not at all.
It actually makes it more enjoyable because
then people think you don't have a chance of
winning."


Candidates appeal to youth


YOUTH, from page 1


Democrats are eager to be done with
the Bush administration.
"The 2000s will definitely go down
as a dark period in our history," he
said, "and people want to get beyond
that."
Today's young voters are also more
politically interested than past gen-
erations, he added, because of Sept.
11, 2001. "That made politics seem a
lot more important in people's lives,"
Heaney said.
Voters from the last generation, now
in their 30s, did not have a similar event
to connect them to the political process,
he said. Young voters also have reason
to be interested in local races today.
Four of the commission candidates
- Robert Agrusa, Thomas Hawkins
Jr., Armando Grundy and Christopher
Salazar are less than 30 years old.
Currently, the youngest member of
the commission is Ed Braddy, 35.
Coffey said he believes it is the ages
of commission candidates that brought
students to the street comer Monday to
wave signs for Hawkins and his oppo-
nent, Robert Agrusa.
"This one's exciting because we
have so many young candidates," he
said.
Giacomo Savardi, a UF freshman,
said he also thought the candidates'
ages made the election more interest-


ing.
"I think it attracts people because
they're saying, 'One of us is up there,'"
he said.
CommissionerJeannaMastrodicasa,
the second-youngest commissioner at
37, said she didn't think younger com-
missioners would change much about
the city's government.
"I think it attracts people
because they're saying, 'One
of us is up there.'"
Giacomo Savardi
UF freshman.

One difference will be that with
terms. expiring for Commissioners Ed
Braddy and Rick Bryant, no one on
the commission will have school-age
children, she said.
But the major issues in Gainesville
will still be energy, homelessness and a
shrinking budget, she said.
Even if younger commissioners
have different ideas, she said, they can't
do much by themselves.
"Certainly you can study issues,"
she said, "but if you don't have three
other people willing to vote for it, it's a
moot point."
Mastrodicasa said she didn't think
lack of experience would hurt young
commissioners.
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What's Your Focus?
Eye-opening
and life-changing
are the best words
to describe the
day I decided to
get involved with
the climate change
initiative. After
attending a confer-
ence on climate Shaw
change issues
in Florida, my philosophy emerged:
Nothing in climate change is possible
without collective action. If you fol-e
low popular belief, you know that it
took collective action on our behalf to
trigger the issues surrounding climate
change, and therefore, will require col-
lective action to fix them.
However, nothing can happen with-
out first gathering knowledge. People
cannot be expected to take action if
they don't know on what or how to
act. The events of "Focus The Gator
Nation," (FGN) being held on Jan. 31,
will help to provide students and the
community as a whole with the funda-
mentals of global warming and climate
change, so we can take action together.
"Focus The Gator Nation" is part
of the national "Focus the Nation"
campaign, a united day of educa-
tional activities focused on the issues
surrounding climate change and the
challenges that lie ahead. Local events
kick-off with a Climate Change Aware-
ness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the
Reitz Student Union North Lawn.
At 3 p.m., in the Ustler Hall
Women's Studies Atrium, there will
be a presentation by UF faculty on
the science and economics of climate
change. Immediately following the pre-
sentation, at 4 p.m., will be a political
forum on the Leadership of Climate
Change, which will feature Gainesville
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and Tallahas-
see Mayor John Marks. Finally, at 6
p.m., there will be an energy debate
where UF faculty and industry experts
discuss the pros and cons of the various
energy sources available.
Students, please join us on Thurs-
day, and faculty, bring your students or
have discussions in your classes. Then,
decide for yourself: What's your focus?
For more information visit: http://
focusthenationuf.googlepages.com

Rainer Shaw
FGN Coordinator, Wildlife
Ecology and Conservation Senior


Air Force ROTC aces over the competition
Air Force'ROTC aces over the* competition


A few cadets show their pride in being No. 1. Kristen Bartlett Grace


What do a fraternity president, a varsity
pole vaulter, and a Black Student Union
president all have in common? They are
all proud cadets with the University of
Florida's Air Force Reserve Officers' Train-
ing Corps (ROTC), recently named one of
the best in the United States.
"In a school of 50,000, we're just a
small group, but we have a strong presence
on this campus," said Maj. James Bodnar,
an assistant professor of aerospace studies
for the Air Force ROTC. "Right now, we
have the best, most-motivated cadets we've
ever had."
And that motivation has certainly paid
off. With just 100 cadets, the UF detach-
ment was named No. 1 in 2007, compet-
ing with the 52 medium-sized detachments
in the nation. The evaluations take place
every three years, and only 5 percent of
detachments ever receive this distinction.




Listings in this section are a sampling
of events at the University ofFlorida,
compiledfrom entries listed in the full
calendar that appears on the Web at
calendar. ufl.edu. To submit an event
online, visit http:/calendar.ufl.edu/
submit/.


UF's Detachment 150 received out-
standing ratings in training, recruiting,
personnel actions and education. A rating
of excellent was given for financial manage-
ment and unit support.
"One of the reasons we won the award
is because the quality of the students at
the University of Florida," Bodnar said.
"Our cadets tend to do better academically.
They're more mature, more accountable for
their actions, and more enthusiastic about
learning."
Lori Bowen is a prime example of the
type of student who has helped UF's Air
Force ROTC become so successful. The 21-
year-old exercise physiology junior joined
the program as a way to gain leadership
experience and help pay her way through
medical school. Her father was a military
lawyer for 20 years, so she knew the mili-
tary had a lot to offer college students.
"I'm a regular student athlete," said Bo-
wen, who is on the varsity track team. "This


Jan. 29
Ham Museum of Art presents "Tot Time." Harn
Museum, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free and open to the
public.

Career Resource Center presents "Career
Showcase." (Non-Technical Day) O'Connell
Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF
students only.
Jan.30
Career Resource Center-presents "Career
Showcase." (Technical Day) O'Connell Center,
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF students
only.


is the perfect way of entering into
the military. The few things that
you have to live by are things that
you should be living by anyway.
It just teaches you to be a better
person."
Bowen was attracted to the
opportunity to gain real life
experience in the military, while
at the same time serving her
country. Travel is an added perk
for her, too. She plans to attend
medical school and work as an
Air Force physician on base.
"Anything a regular city
needs, an Air Force base needs,"
she explained. "In the civilian
world, there is a glass ceiling.
But, rank doesn't have gender.
It's based on your abilities and
-what you want to do."
Adam Hausman, a fourth-
year engineering student, is
another example of the range
of career opportunities that


the Air Force ROTC offers. He came to
Gainesville wanting to be a pilot, but was
soon swayed by aerospace engineering. He
also liked the idea that joining the ROTC
wouldn't dominate his time as a busy col-
lege student.
"A lot of people think it's every day, but
it's not," he said, adding that his Air Force
commitment includes about one day a
week of service. "Every other day you are a
normal student."
Hausman said that many jobs that
students may not think of as part of the Air
Force are now available, including working
with satellites, space shuttle launches and
global positioning systems (GPS). The Air
Force will continue to pay for his education
at the University of Florida until he gradu-
ates next year.
"Graduation is just a means to commis-
sioning," he said. "This is just the begin-
ning for us."
By Panagiota Papakos


Jan.31
UFPA presents "AEROS." Phillips Center, 7:30
p.m. Reserved seating: $25-35.
Feb. 1
Faculty Development presents "I Just-Want to
be Whelmed: A Conversation About Productiv-
ity." Emerson Alumni Hall, 8:30 a.m. Regis-
tration required, call 352-392-4835 for more
information.

Medieval and Modern Studies, the Center for
European Studies, the City of Gainesville, and
the Society for Creative Anachronism present
"Medieval Masquerade." Thomas Center, 5-7


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Garden springs to life as renewed community sanctuary


Various pieces of literature, art and
songs have a "forgotten garden" theme, and
there's no need to look far to find the Uni-
versity of Florida's own forgotten garden.
It was a different era when the once-
thriving gardens at the corner of Gale
Lemerand Drive and-Mowry Road were
a Gainesville tourist attraction, popular
wedding site and home to the largest
publicly owned collection of camellias in
the country.
Named for the 1940s UF horticultural-
ist Royal James "Roy" Wilrhot, Wilmot
Gardens would eventually succumb to
weeds, hurricane winds, construction de-
bris and the invasion of pests. UF stopped
maintaining the five-acre area in the late
1970s or early 1980s, but a few camellias
miraculously survived.
In 2006, Dr. C. Craig Tisher, professor
of nephrology and dean of the College of
Medicine, envisioned restoring Wilmot
Gardens. His plan was to recreate a beauti-
ful, tranquil place for patients and Health
Science Center faculty, staff and students.


Tom Dana selected
new associate dean
The University of
Florida College of Edu-
cation has announced
that Tom Dana, direc-
tor of UF's School of
Teaching and Learning,
has been selected as the
College of Education's
next associate dean for
Academic Affairs. His Dana
appointment becomes
effective July 1, with the start of the new
academic year.
Dana will succeed Jeri Benson, who
recently announced her retirement after
a long and accomplished career in higher
education teaching and administration.


Professor named TPUG
Distinguished Member
Sanford Berg, distinguished service pro-
fessor in economics and director of Water
Studies for the Public Utility Research
Center (PURC), was named the Distin-
guished Member for 2007 by the Transpor-
tation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG).

p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-846-
2032 for more information.
Feb.2
UFPA presents "Ladysmith Black Mambazo."
Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$20-$35.
Feb. 3
Harn Museum of Art presents "Exhibition
Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the African Col-
lection." Harn Museum, 2 p.m. Free and open
to the public.
Feb.5
UFPA presents "Pink Floyd Experience." Phil-
lips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $25-$40.


To help make Tisher's vision a reality,
UF employeeLinda Luecking and her hus-
band, master gardener Bill Luecking, began
working in 2006 and continue working
to this day to help restore the area to its
previous glory. As a cancer survivor, Linda's
goal is to help provide a place for Shands
patients to meditate and heal.
"This is only a little selfish on my part,"
she said. "I've been there. I want things to
get better for people."
With the help of Tampa-based landscape
architect David Conner, there is a plan to
transform the gardens into five distinct,
complimenting areas that will flow together.
The drawings, currently posted on a
bulletin board in the garden, show a central
community lawn where families and stu-
dents can spread out blankets and enjoy the
calming atmosphere. There also are plans
for a waterfall and reflection pond, a camel-
lia and azalea bower, a "secret" wooded
sanctuary, and a working garden where
Shands patients can plant and tend their
own perennial flowers.


The award recognizes both Berg's research
contributions and the international train-
ing programs developed under PURC aus-
pices. For 30 years, Berg served as director
of PURC, and remains the Florida Public
Utilities Professor. He has published more
than 100 journal articles and co-authored/
edited four books.


Pugh Hall opens in UF
historic district
The Jim and
Alexis Pugh
Hall recently
opened and is
home to the
Department
of African and
Asian Lan-
guages and
Literatures, the
Bob Graham
Center for
Public Service,
and the Samuel Proctor Oral History
Program. The 40,000-square-foot facility
has been constructed over the past year
in the heart of UF's historic district
between Newell and Dauer halls. A

Feb. 6
Harn Museum of Art pres-
ents Harn Eminent Scholar
Lecture: "Invisible Now: Art
After Spectatorship." Harn
Museum, 6 p.m. Free and
open to the public.
Feb. 8
UFPA presents "Martha
Graham Dance Com-
pany." Phillips Center,
7:30 p.m. Reserved seating
$25-$35.


Some camellias thrive after years of neglect.
The gardens' flowers will peak in March.

"We want to provide a place where
people can go and make those critical deci-
sions about their lives," Luecking'said.
By Kimberly Cruts and Susan Stewart


formal dedication ceremony has been set
for Feb. 9. Call 352-392-0780 for more
information.
Images of Pugh Hall, and time-lapsed
construction video, are available at
http://ufl.oxblue.com/grahamcenter/.


Police Department is nation's
first to earn Triple Crown
The University of Florida Police Depart-
ment (UFPD) recently acquired "Triple
Crown" status by receiving accreditation by
three distinct entities. The three agencies
to award accreditation to UFPD are The
International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA),
the Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the
Commission for Florida Law Enforcement
Accreditation (CFA).
UFPD is the first university law
enforcement agency in the country to
receive the Triple Crown designation, and
was recently recognized by IACLEA for
this accomplishment.





Feb. 9
Gator Men's & Women's
Swimming and Diving vs. FAU
(Senior Day). O'Connell Center,
1 p.m. Call 352-375-4683 for more
information.
Feb. 10
UFPA presents "Pacifica Quartet." University
.Auditorium, 5 p.m. Reserved seating $15-$25.



Martha Graham Dance
Company


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Text messaging a success
The first test of the University of
Florida's new text messaging system
was an overall success, although of-
ficials are working to determine why
some students, faculty and staff did
not receive the test message.
Statistics provided by Mobile
Campus, the vendor that provides
UF's text messaging service, show an
86 percent success rate in reaching cell
phones in less than 30 minutes.
Slightly more than 4,400 mes-
sages did not reach recipients, either
because the recipient's mailbox was
full, an incorrect phone number was
provided or the recipient did not have
text service. Another 1,241 messages
failed for unknown reasons.
UF administrators are working
with Mobile Campus to determine
why that happened, as well as to re-
duce the text message delivery time.
Meanwhile, anyone who did not
receive the test message is asked to go
to http://www.it.ufl.edu/sms-test/.

Symposium to focus on
green" building
Experts from law and related fields
will meet Feb. 15 at the University
of Florida Hilton Conference Center
to discuss "green" building practices.
Presented by the UF Levin College of
Law and co-sponsored by sections of
The Florida Bar, this year's conference
is entitled "Green Building: Prospects
and Pitfalls for Local Governments."
For more information, visit www.
law.ufl.edn/flalawonline.

E-mail scam alert
The University of Florida commu-
nity should be on alert for a fraudu-
lent e-mail message with the subject,
"Verify your UFL email account
now," which is currently circulating
on the Internet. Do not respond to
the message.

Degree applications due
Graduating seniors should be
aware that degree applications are
due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 if they plan
to graduate at the end of the spring
semester. Students may call 352-392-
1374 for more information, or visit
http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/cata-
log/adspring0708.html. .




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jWalk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999
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HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS,
TOWNHOUSES. for rent. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. Visit
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call 284-0316 1-31-07-36-2

Your new home is here & waiting for youl
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Includes alarm, patio, d/w, tennis, pool
Huge, but affordable floorplans.
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2008. $950/mo. 352-378-9220 or 352-213-
3901 2-1-08-20-2


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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

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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 + utili-
ties. Female nonsmokers please. Call Haley
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Large room in NW home. Great neighbor-
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 1BR 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
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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 Ms 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 TODAY!
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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-.

*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/moOO2-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*Ol376-6720
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


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NOW LEASING
Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
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M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008


** LUXURY APTS **

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
ww3LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
4-23-59-2
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 2-4-13-2
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 1 BR/1 BA 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 24R 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
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
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



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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
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 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 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
**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 $699
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 & Tower 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 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

CASABLANCA WEST 3BR 2.5BA TH,
Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #201
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

CONVENIENT TO SHANDSIUFI Quiet
2BR 1BATH, wood laminate flooring, newer
carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent,
4536 SW 44th Ln
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

BIKE TO CLASSIC 3BR 3BA, ceramic tile,
Fenced yard, washer/dryer, carport, lawn svc
Included, pets considered, $1100/rent,
217 NW 35th St.
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-08-
5-2

2/1 Completely upgraded throughout All new
kitchen stainless appliances All new bath
Cable/high speed internet avail Separate
laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands,
shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail
jlglackin@yahoo.com or 727-423-9463.
Bckgrd/credit check required. 2-1-08-5-2

Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300.
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd lbth
$700. 1bd 1bth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug:
2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth
$700. 1bd lbth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets.
gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 3-
28-08-40-2


Huge bedroom suite with separate sitting/
study area, private home on 20 acres, pri-
vate entrance. All utilities, cable, internet.
$595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429
Kathy 2-29-08-25-2
Room for rent in Hidden Lake 5 minutes from
campus. Located on 21st Ave right off 13th
St. Two roomates looking for a third. Large
bedroom with own private bathroom. $300
dollars a month plus split of utilities. Call Joey
for info 305-989-6981 2-4-08-5-2

5 BEDROOM HOUSE
Walk To UF
Clean, Parking, Great House
contact John @ 561-866-8234 2-4-5-2


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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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
850-519-2180. 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! Kerri 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 across 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 lbth 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 camplis. 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 free!!! 1-29-08-5-3

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 internet, & more. Need 1 male
to take over lease thru Aug08. $575/mo,
water/util incl. 321-276-1278 for more info.
1-29-4-3

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. cross-
ing apartment ASAP! only $509/mo and it is
all-inclusive, 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


1/1 At Sun Bay Apartments. Feb rent free.
Walk to UF. On Santa Fe Bus route 43. 560 a
month plus utilities. Lease runs through 7/31/
08. Live alone today. No security deposit. Call
Frantz at 678-697-1318. 1-31-08-4-3

In Camelot,near UF Law School.
One bedroom + study.$775 per month.
Free internet,Club House and more.
Until July 2008. Last Month for freely
Call 305-788-3957
2-6-08-7-3

Female roommate wanted in spacious 3/2.5
townhouse, on bus route, great roommates,
rent negotiable(<315), quiet and clean per-
son preferred. Contact 352-870-8911 for
more info 2-4-5-3

2Bed2Bath Sublease. Bellamay Grand.
Small pets ok. Available ASAP. 1090
Sqft. Rent negotiable. 352-494-7144.
www.bellamaygrand.com for info on complex
2-4-08-5-3

Great reduced price. 2bd/1bath, laundry
room, pets allowed, right on 5th Ave only a
5 min. walk to campus and walking distance
to the restaurants and bars on University.
Please call Kristen (904)254-5518. 2-11-
08-10-3

Quiet house on 17th St behind Swamp! Huge
pvt BR. 3 min walk to UF! Hi-spd intemet,
cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplace! Females
only. Negotiable rent! Call Prissy @ 386-688-
3071 or pnelson@alligator.org 2-25-08-20-3


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Rm for rent w/ priv bath $575/mo
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Call Dannie@239-265-1155
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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, Intemet,
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

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
BAmorn 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

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 tub, tennis, 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

ENJOYA 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

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 Iv mssg 2-15-08-20-4

Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/
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

$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-
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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 BAAvailable 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 INCLUDED!!!
one room has a private entrance. Right off.
of Tower rd. 10 min drive from condoto 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 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 2-6-08-10-4

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 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

AVAIL NOW. 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA quiet large
condo, nicely furnished, except BR, w/female
UF grad student, bus route, pool. $420 + 1/2
util. 207-338-1808 sandy talbot@msn.com
2-8-10-4


Real Estate

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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI Reach thousands of pos-
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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

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Anytime, anywhere. Quick closing.
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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
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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

Surprisingly Simple
****FREE ONLINE CATALOG****
www.CondosNearUF.com
www.HomesNearUF.com
CampusRealty3363900 2-11-08-20-5

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 1-29-
08-10-5







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

** 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 GATORSI 2-5-
08-10-5

2/1 condo, walking/biking distance to UF, VA,
Vet School, Summit House on SW 16th Ave.
$135,999. Call 352-843-0862 See photos
and description at forsalebyowner.com, list-
ing #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, NEWAppI., yard space
2 firs, nice area, $107,900
Call Howard at 352-224-1219 2-15-08-17-5





GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM

80% SOLD OUT!
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION
CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS
Starting in the mid $170's
2BR12.5BA 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

HOUSE FOR SALE 226 NW 19th Ave 2Br
lba remodeled with New appaliances includ-
ing dishwasher. New central heat & a/c,
nice fenced yard. Must See! REDUCED at
$79,500.00 CALL Dana 352-281-5482 2-
1-08-5-5


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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

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. Candeliver.
$120 352-377-9846.4-23-72-6 -

Bed- All 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. 4-23-08-
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 new! 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






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


W BiIcycles

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
1-31-10-9





PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
'Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. 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: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
4-23-72-10

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

*14K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND EARRINGS
This would make the perfect gift for that spe-
cial someone in your life.
14K 0.45 cttw asking $350: 352-281-2699
SERIOUS IfNQUIRES ONLY, LOCALS ONLY
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** 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!
118 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 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 Servicel!
www.swampcycles.com
4-23- ,11 .

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11

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


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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 352-335-72231
(daytimne) 352-278-3136 (evening) 2-4-
08-10-11


Autos

*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 BuyOSellTrade
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 $10,000
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 FREE S FREE FREED E
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-23-72-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 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

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

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

Sun City Auto Sales
2000 discount off finance price
No credit check.
S All vehicles "0" down
5 352-338-1999 4-23-08-58-12

* Sun City Auto Sales "
S Buy Here/Pay Here
S More than 300 vehicles in stock
5 30 days warranty any finance
0 352-338-1999 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


Autos


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


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


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in training. GMs $40k+. Send resumes to
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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
For a 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 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


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

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 & 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 p lus, room and board
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
2-1-08-16-14

HOUSE CLEANING JOB
All around Cleaning & Laundry
FT- M-F 10Oam-5pm, $6.75hr
Call 256-3323 for more info and interview.
2-1-08-16-14

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

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

Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility:
FT & PT openings for outgoing,
customer friendly salesileasing agents
w/ strong saleslclosing skills. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail achedule
352-376-6269 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






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ll Help Wanted )

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
2-5-08-15-14


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


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


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


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WANTED
Energetic, serious, hard-working individual
to assist customers with high quality sport-
ing goods merchandise. We're looking 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


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 micanopyve
t@bellsouth.net or fax to (352) 466-4267.
1-29-08-5-14


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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, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 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

G8RBAY.com
0 Get Paid & Have Fun Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ Sales Experience
Required eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 2-20-08-20-14

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

ATTN: NE1 Look no futher. Goofy's LLC. Is
seeking you; assistant managers, customer
service reps, & managers. Goofysltalianlce
@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

Local paid internship with Servpro. Person
needs to be friendly, outgoing and neat
appearance. 15-25 hrs/wk. Tasks include
building relationships with clients. No previ-
ous experience required. Computer skills,
personal vehicle and resume required. Send
resume to servpro9519@bellsouth.net or fax
352-374-6591. 2-1-08-5-14

Exactech, Inc.
"A Great Day in the O.R."

Custodian needed to maintain a beautiful
medical device manufacturing facility. Must
have previous custodial work experience.
This is a full time position in a pleasant
team-based working environment with
exceptional pay & benefits. Please send
cover letter, resume & salary history to
human.resources@exac.cbm or fax 352-
378-2517 2-1-08-5-14


SALES ASSISTANTS NEEDEDI
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomlinson Motor Co
is hiring sales assistants. Full or part time.
Flexible hours. Good driving record a must
4 Apply in person.3580 N. Main St. Gainesville
S2-1-08-5-14


FT/PT-Professional Salesperson
Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites!
Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St.
Call 321-406-1123 or 914-816-1123
Email QualityAssuredLLC@yahoo,com
2-1-5-14

Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area
newspaper looking for an advertising sales
rep who loves to make money. This person
needs to be able to impress a client and
speak eloquently. We need an ad represen-
tative who can not only walk into a business
and show off the paper and its Website but
also write detailed, professional letters to
clients. We need somebody who can attend
Chamber of Commerce meetings and have
no problems starting conversations with
complete strangers. Your reward for having
this sort of talent will be a great paycheck.
We pay a base salary plus a very generous
percentage of whatever you sell. Yob will not
be disappointed. We don't care if you're just
graduating from college or have decades of
experience. We're looking for somebody who
can dazzle us and our clients. Please write
us a great cover letter and tell us why we
should consider you. If we like what we see,
we'll contact you and snswer your questions.
Send your cover letter, resume and any other
supporting material to: Ad Rep Position P
O Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 4-23-
58-14

Chiropractic Asst. Front Office, PT, energetic
person, organized, detailed. 2:30pm 7pm
M-Th. $10/hr. Fax resume to 352-331-9230.
2-1-08-5-14

Gnv nonprofit, Florida Organic Growers/
Quality Certification Services, seeks 1 FT
organic processing certification coordinator,
1 FT livestock coordinator and 1 FT inspec-
tor. Exp/training in the organic industry prefd.
Send resume to fog@foginfo.org or fax to
352-377-8363. 2-4-08-5-14

400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-23-
08-57-14

Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Ideal opportunity for right candidate who
wants to break away from sales and get into
marketing at professional growing company.
Outgoing, customer friendly and meticulous
applicants only. Previous successful sales
exp & computer skills req. No mngmnt exp
needed. Email resume and cover letter to
hr@trimarkproperties.com
4-23-58-14


Services

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


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Services


** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Ask about the student special!
10 Free Boxes ($35 value!).
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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 FREE1nalysis
and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com
2-11-08-55-15

**AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS**
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Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
3-5-60-15

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

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-r10-15

T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (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

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

000**** FAFSA HELP ****
Former UF advisor will help you submit your
FAFSA & answer all of your questions about
Financial Aide. Hurry March 15 on time
deadline. Free consult. finaidguy@live.com
2-1-7-15

NATIVE TURKISH SPEAKER
available for tutoring in Turkish.
B.A. Degree in Turkish Language and
Literature. Call 352-328-9675 or e-msai
turkish.tutor.gnv@gmail.com. 2-14-08-
14-15

NECK & SHOULDER PAIN?
Relieve it! Move fluidly again with Rolfing.
15 minute neck/pain release $25.
Visit www.RolfingWithMiraa.com.
LMT, CR, FILic#12759. Visa/MC 373-5505
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food. Accommodations on the island at your
choice of thirteen resorts. Discounts and GMG TRANSPORT
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
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4-23-72-16

RED EYE & DISCHARGE
Research participants receive study related
examination, investigational drug and pay-
ment. Call Dr. Levy NOW 331-4040 4-23-
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First Care of Gainesville
Urgent-Care / Walk-In Medical Clinic
4343 W. Newbery Rd, Ste #10, 373-2340
Students Welcome-No Appointment Needed
Most Insurances Accepted. 4-23-72-16

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

FLASHBACKS
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NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
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*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-23-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-23-72-18


Fitness Bootcamp
4 week camp
limited,.;jailability
For more information call
(352) 262-8402 2-20-30-20


FREE GRE WORKSHOP. UF Reading
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Monday Thursday, January 28th 31st.
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Former Gator Humphrey searches for new team


By JENNA MARINA -
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

When Gators forward Dan Werner
strolled into the training room to get taped
before Sunday's game against Vanderbilt,
he was shocked to see his former road-
game roommate, Lee Humphrey, standing


there without his hair.
Humphrey impulsively decided
Saturday to fly to Gainesville to visit his
girlfriend and some friends and to check
out the team, so he hopped on a plane and
made it into town at 2 a.m.
"It was just awesome to see Lee,"
Werner said. "I see he shaved his head.
That's pretty wild. I like it, though."


Humphrey, who holds the UF record
(288) and NCAA Tournament record
(47) for career 3-pointers, returned home
to Maryville, Tenn., two days before
Christmas after he was released from the
Greek team PAOK.
The Greek league allows only two
American players per team, and when
PAOK felt it needed a point guard,
Humphrey was cut for former Loyola
(Md.) player Jason Rowe.
Humphrey said he had a lot to adjust
to while overseas, from the style of play to
the culture. The play is a lot more physical
and losing games was something new.
"We struggled. We. weren't doing that
well, which was a difficult change for me,"
Humphrey said.
Then there was his living environment.
Humphrey arrived in Greece on Aug. 26
to a non-air-conditioned condominium
and temperatures climbed to 40 degrees
Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
In order to sleep, Humphrey removed
the mattress from his bed frame and laid it
on the floor in front of his balcony. Sheets
and a comforter were out of the question.
Humphrey's travels to China and Brazil
with the Sports Reach program while he
was in college helped him adjust to the
culture, but he said the language barrier
was sometimes too much to overcome.
"Greek is hard," he said. "I was only
there for four months. I can say a few
phrases, and I picked up some stuff from
the guys in the locker room. There was a
few times, though, that I just had to resort
to waving my hands."


Still, Humphrey enjoyed the four
months he spent living in Greece.
He said he could see Mount Olympus
from his balcony on a clear day, and he
enjoyed immersing himself in the biblical
sites, not to mention the cuisine.
"I'm not picky. I'll play for anyone."
Lee Humphrey
Former UF guard

Humphrey said Greek salad was his
favorite dish. But it's not like the kind
made in America, and he apparently liked
it so much that he could rattle off all the
ingredients by memory during the phone
interview onions, tomatoes, olive oil....
While he was overseas, Humphrey
missed out on receiving his national cham-
pionship ring at an on-field ceremony
when UF's football team hosted Tennessee
on Sept. 15.
Although he regretted his absence, his
parents accepted the ring on his behalf.
His mother had her cell phone on during
the presentation so her son could listen to
the applause on the other end.
Humphrey finally saw the ring when he
came home "it's really big" and his
parents keep it in a safety deposit box with
the rest of his championship jewelry.
Humphrey said he would like to con-
tinue playing overseas, and he hopes he
will find a team to play for within the next
week
"I'm not picky," Humphrey said. "I'll
play for anyone."


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ALLIGATOR
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Gators climb to


No. 20 in AP Poll


* UF WAS RANKED NO.
25 IN NOVEMBER.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Staff Writer
dklein@alligator.org

The national champions are
back in the national picture.
After spending much of the
season unranked, UF (18-3,
5-1 Southeastern Conference)
cracked the polls Monday, com-
ing in at No. 20 in the Associated
Press Poll.
UF was ranked 25th in the
second poll of the season, but a
convincing 65-51 loss to Florida
SState sent the Gators off the
charts for more than a month.
They have now won seven
of their last eight games and
are coming off a dominating 86-
64 victory against then-No.14
Vanderbilt, who has since fallen
to No. 19. The revamped Gators
have enjoyed the surprising
success so far this season. UF's
5-1 conference mark is some-
thing even its own players
never saw coming.
"What are we now, 5-1?"
center Marreese Speights said.
"I bet no one, not even Coach
(Billy 'Donovan), expected
that."
In recent years, UF has been
a staple in the polls, and after
finishing the last two seasons
ranked No. 1, many outsiders
felt this group belongs on the
list. But voters and experts have
been skeptical of this new squad
devoid of the big names that de-
fined UF's rise to the top.


Even Donovan questioned
his team, pointing to its incon-
sistencies and youth as holes he
wasn't sure he could fill.
"Any preseason ranking
on our team or any ranking of
where we're supposed to be in
the SEC to me is completely un-
realistic," Donovan said before
UF's opener against Flagler,
"just because none of these
guys have played, so who really
knows."
"What are we now, 5-1?
I bet no one, not even
Coach (Billy Donovan),
expected that."
Marreese Speights
UF sophomore center

Then UF failed to impress
when the opportunities arose.
The Gators suffered two lop-
sided losses to FSU and Ohio
State and a loss to a ranked
Mississippi team on the road.
The Gators needed a sig-
nature win and got it Sunday
against Vanderbilt. Now, the
question becomes, how will this
inexperienced group react?
Donovan expressed concern
over the fragile egos of his play-
ers, who will now face success
foreign to many of them.
"Sometimes I think the
most difficult thing for a young
basketball team to handle is
success," he said. "We're not
that good that we think we can
show up in practice, show up in
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23


UF BASEBALL

New NCAA start dates compress season


By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

With less than a month until baseball sea-
son begins, some signs of the sport's arrival
are showing at McKethan Stadium.
Workers were laying down bricks on
the concourse and mowing the infield grass
Monday morning, but the surest indication of
baseball's commencement comes Friday.
That's when full team practices start.
First year UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan,




*Men's basketball:
No. 7 Tennessee vs. Alabama
ESPN, 9 p.m.

Florida St. vs. Virginia Tech
FSN, 90p.m.


a former pitching coach at Clemson and
Virginia, stressed the
importance of the Gators'
pitching staff in practice
and at the season's onset.
"The first couple weeks
we've got five games a
week, so we're going to
really put our pitching
to the test early on," he
O'sullivan said at a press conference
Monday. "Our biggest concern right now
is making sure we solidify our roles on the


* NBA: Minnesota center Chris Richard was
assigned to the NBA Developmental League
on Monday. The rookie averaged 1.3 points
and 1.9 rebounds in 24 games for the Timber-
wolves this season, and he will now suit up for
the Sioux Falls Skyforce.


pitching staff."
Instead of the usual three- or four-game
weeks that they are used to, schools will play
a more compressed schedule this season after
the NCAA instituted universal start dates for
practice and games. Full team practice begins
nationwide Friday, and games cannot start
until Feb. 22, when UF hosts Siena College.
For the last seven years, UF baseball has
had an average start date of Feb. 7 and even
began play on Jan. 20 in 2000. Teams are still
playing the same 56-game schedule, but with
SEE BASE, PAGE 23


UF sheds

young label

with big wins

illy Donovan has spent most
of this season trying to con-
vince us not to buy into any
hype surrounding his team.
Until recently, I agreed with
him.
UF rose to No. 20 in the AP Poll
Monday after demolishing then-
No. 14 Vanderbilt on Sunday, a
well-deserved honor.
Granted,
the last time

were ranked
(No. 25 in
November),
Mike McCall Florida State
McCall-in' It s 1 apped
Like I See It them around
mmccalli@ailigator.org at home, but
I've seen
something
different from this team lately. -
They were supposed to be
inconsistent and easily rattled be-
cause that's just how young teams
are. Right?
Actually, they've been pretty
solid.
The areas in which you'd expect
an inexperienced team to struggle
haven't exactly plagued UF.
The Gators are No. 6 in the
country in shooting percentage
(50.2 percent) and ranked in the
top 25 in turnovers, fouls and as-
sists. All of those are categories
where young teams usually have
difficulties.
Part of those successes are due
to a non-conference schedule that
would make even a Big Ten foot-
ball team blush, but six games into
the Southeastern Conference slate,
UF is starting to turn heads and
making me think it can contend for
the conference title.
The Gators are 5-1 in the SEC,
with the only loss a 2-point game at
then-No. 18 Mississippi.
Wins over Vanderbilt and
Kentucky at home were impres-
sive, and a road victory against
SEE MIKE, PAGE 23


Today's question: Where should the UF men's basketball team be ranked?
Nos. 11-15 16-20 21-25 Unranked


Monday's question: Who was the men's basketball
team's most outstanding player in last week's wins
against South Carolina and Vanderbilt?


Calathes
Werner
Speights


FSU guard Jason Rich scores over UF forward Dan Werner in the
Gators' 65-51 loss in November, the last time UF was ranked.


Percent (Votes)
46% (31)
35% (24)
19% (13)
68 TOTAL VOTES








UF MEN'S TENNIS

Gators prepare-for first challenge


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The No. 14 UF men's tennis
team will face a tough early-
season test on Tuesday when
it travels to Miami to take on
the No. 36 Hurricanes.
The matchup will be the
first of two road matches this
week for the young squad,
which is coming off a 7-0 win
against Furman on Sunday.
UF coach Andy Jackson
said things will not be as
easy as they were in the first
match when the team faces its
in-state rival on the road, es-
pecially when fielding a team
with so little experience.
"The thing that I'm very
well aware of is that the step
up for five freshmen is huge
going to Miami," he said.
The Gators shut out


MIKE, from page 22


v

an Alabama team that was supposed to
physically dominate them said a lot for the
team's toughness.
Freshman Nick Calathes has yet to wilt
under the pressure of being the squad's
best offensive weapon, and Marreese


the Hurricanes last year in
Gainesville, and they know
Miami would like to enact
revenge on its archrival.
"Miami is one of our two
biggest natural rivalries,"
said Jackson, who is 27-1 in
six seasons against in-state
opponents. "They hate us.
It's the biggest match of the
year for them. It's going to be
a huge challenge for us, es-
pecially since we've got five
guys who are playing in their
second dual match."
While the match is good
for the rivalry itself, Jackson
said the more important re-
sult might be that the winner
gets the inside track to host
the first two rounds of the
NCAA tournament in May.
Last year, UF lost to
Florida State and conse-
quently had to travel to
Tallahassee later that year for


the first two rounds. Jackson
hopes his team can avoid that
same scenario with Miami.
"It's a big match because
of how it will impact who
will get to host," Jackson said.
"For me and
for our team,
I think it's a
lot more in-
centive. It's
going to be
a big chal-
lenge for
Jackson us."
Senior Greg Ouellette,
coming off a 7-6 (4), 7-5 vic-
tory on Sunday, will lead the
Gators on the No. 1 court. He
has never lost to Miami, so
he knows what it will take to
pull out a victory.
"They've got a really good
team," Ouellette said. "It will
be a good challenge for me
and especially the team."


Speights has had the proverbial fire lit be-
neath him recently as he becomes a threat
down low.
All of this is subject to change of course,
as UF still has to face No. 7 Tennessee twice
and travel to Vanderbilt and Kentucky, but
it's at least clear that the Gators have the
ability to make a run in the postseason.
They've advanced out of the ques-


Ouellette said that with so
many freshmen on the team,
it's tough for him to gauge
how they will respond to
each match.
"You .don't know what to
expect," he said. "They're
really talented. We have one
of the most talented teams
I've been on, but it's tough to
have that confidence because
you haven't seen them do it
yet. But I feel like once they
sink their teeth into it, they'll
definitely start picking it
up."
As for Ouellette's own
expectations on Tuesday's
match and the rest of the
season:
"It's my last year," he said.
"I want to try to make the
most of it. I love being able
to play (No.) 1 and have the
crowd behind me. It's really
a treat."


tion-mark phase, so let's drop that "baby
Gators" label, because UF has proven it
can play more than just a few competitive
games.
Next Tuesday, the Gators will take on
the Volunteers in Knoxville, and I won't be
shocked if they come out with a win.
If they do, even Donovan may have to
believe the hype.


TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,2008 N ALLIGATOR, 23
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the games closer together.
"There's no more of those three
games a week ... where you've got
-the whole week off," O'Sullivan
said.
The schedule squeeze puts the
most. strain on the pitchers' arms,
he added.
"It's certainly a whole staff con-
tribution," he said. "Your time is
limited as far as getting their arms
in shape."
It also increases the importance of
pitchers lower on the depth charts.
"You're using more pitchers
"There's nothing we can do
about it. Everybody in the
country is facing the same
thing."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach


with the schedule the way it is,"
O'Sullivan said. "That eighth, ninth,
10th pitcher is important. It certainly
gives you a lot more ideas before
you enter conference play."
O'Sullivan has not discussed the
late start with his athletes but said
they must play the hand they have
been dealt.
"It's something that's there,"
O'Sullivan said. "There's nothing
we can do about it. Everybody in the
country is facing the same thing."
The dense schedule does allow
the team to feel itself out faster than
usual.


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Gators will need Locke to recapture his 2005 self to bolster a young pitching staff.


in UF forward Allen

w three a fast worker. He finished last year
ee starts with a 4-2 record, and his 4.25 ERA
van de- is third-lowest among returning
tent and pitchers.
Junior lefty Stephen Locke looks
to return to form after a disappoint-
ing 2007. O'Sullivan hopes he gets
back to his 2005 self, when he went
5-2 with a 4.04 ERA.
Sophomore Billy Bullock and
freshman Tommy Toledo could also
see consistent time on the mound.
The team is relatively healthy
and in good shape, O'Sullivan said,
and he actually prefers beginning
late because it gives the team more
time to exercise after winter break.
"There's no way to get your
pitchers in shape before that date,"
O'Sullivan said.

NO ALLEN YET: UF basketball for-
ward Adam Allen, who averages
11.9 minutes and 5 points per game,
may join the baseball team after the
basketball season is over.
O'Sullivan made it clear that
Allen would not talk to the base-
ball team until basketball ends but
seemed interested in the idea.
"We really haven't had a
whole lot of contact with Adam,"
O'Sullivan said. "His first respon-
sibility right now is bast2tball,
and when they're done with their
season we'll certainly address it at
S that point."
Allen played first base and
pitcher in high school, sometimes
reaching 90 mph on the radar gun.
e File Photo His cousin Ryne Jernigan plays
u. second base and shortstop for the
im. The University of South Alabam.,


Ranking may be

mixed blessing

HOOPS, from page 22

games and just win.
"But if we want to be a good team, a
good program, we're going to be ranked.
We want to be ranked. It's recognition
that you have a good team, but we need
to be able to handle those expectationsI
don't know if we deserve to be there or
not, but we need to keep things in per-
spective."
The Gators have
enjoyed flying under
the radar this season.
Men's UF's most experienced
Basketball player, junior Walter
Hedge, wondered if
the team would be
better without recognition.
"When we're not ranked we stay
focused," Hodge said. "Teams don't
think about us. I bet all the teams in the
nation just come here thinking they can
beat us."
As the Gators move forward,
Donovan hopes the national attention
will help the team improve. He noted
that UF still has a way to go before it
reaches where it needs to be.
"It's fantasy land," Donovan said.
"You get wrapped up in all this stuff,
but the bottom line is, it's not Selection
Sunday. You have to go play games."






24, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008

UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators starting to look towards NCAA Tournament


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
( pkegler@alligator.org

Sunday's win at South Carolina
may turn out to be a pivotal point in
the season, and it turns out the team
got a hint of that from its coaching
staff before the game.
Assistant coach Susie Gardner
said MSnday that the coaches spoke
to the players specifically about the
NCAA Tournament and how big a
win against the Gamecocks would
be on the heels of a blowout loss to
Georgia on Thursday.
"Sometimes as a coaching staff
you take a chance," said Gardner,
who filled in for head coach
Amanda Butler at Monday's press
conference because Butler is out
recruiting.
"Do you want to put that added
pressure on a team? Can they
handle success? We felt like we
had nothing to lose by telling them,
'You all need to be talking about the
NCAA Tournament.'"
Despite a lackluster 1-1 week


with a bad loss and a win against
a team it was supposed to defeat,
someone else thinks the Gators
might play in the Big Dance.
ESPN.com analyst Charlie
Creme included UF (14W6, 3-2
Southeastern Conference) in his
weekly bracket projection for the
first time Monday.
He slotted the Gators as the
No. 10 seed in the Oklahoma City
region.
With an RPI of 39 according to
CollegeRPI.com, UF has just one
win against a team with a sub-50
RPI its season-opening 82-71
win at home against Xavier.
"If nothing else, the Gators have
been consistent," Creme wrote.
"But at some point they will need
to beat someone they aren't sup-
posed to."
UF will have that chance this
week as Vanderbilt (14-6, 3-2 SEC,
26 RPI) comes to town Thursday
and No. 8 LSU (16-3, 5-0 SEC, 11
RPI) visits Sunday
Gardner couldn't tell how the
team took the talk initially because


there wasn't a lot of reaction. They
didn't even nod, she said.
"I think behind the scenes when
we're not in that locker room, I
believe that it has come up in con-
versation," she said. "I heard that
Depree Bowden is talking about it,
and that's important. ... We needed
to just plant the
seed and where
they take it is up
to them."
Each win
is crucial for a
Gators team that
still has road
ar dates against
Gardner Georgia and
Tennessee ahead.
"We have to be realistic when
you look at our SEC schedule,"
Gardner said. "We have to be
honest with ourselves that there
are certain teams out there that
have the name Tennessee, LSU on
their jerseys. South Carolina was a
game that one, we needed to play
well, and two, flat out, we needed
to win."


LOSING THE BATTLE ON THE GLASS:
UF has been outrebounded by
double digits in the last two games
after winning the rebounding battle
in 14 of its first 18 games. Some of
this may have to do with the Gators
facing taller frontcourts. Georgia
has 6-foot-3 All-American Tasha
Humphrey and 6-foot-5 Angel
Robinson, and South Carolina has
6-foot-6 Ilona Burgrova and 6-foot-
4 Demetress Adams.
Contrast that with UF's tallest
player, 6-foot-3 Aneika Henry who
averages 6.2 rebounds per game.
Henry has plenty of help from
her shorter teammates, though
- Marshae Dotson averages 8.9
boards per game,, and Sharielle
Smith contributes 6.1.
Dotson ranks second in the SEC
with 9.2 rebounds per game in con-
ference play. LSU's Sylvia Fowles,
the league's leading rebounder in
conference games, comes to town
Sunday.
UF did grab two key rebounds
near the end of Sunday's game, one
each by Dotson and Henry.


"It is something we need to ad-
dress, but at the same time you can
still win basketball games while
being outrebounded if you get the
right ones," Gardner said.

HENRY WORKING ON OFFENSE:
Henry, a junior college transfer, con-
tinues to have a rough time scoring
against the taller opponents in her
first season of SEC play. She has
averaged just 4.2 points per game
in the five conference games and
scored 1 point in last week's two
games. Her best conference perfor-
mance came against Alabama on
Jan. 13 when she scored 14 points.
Gardner attributes the struggles
to the difference in competition.
"She's still learning the level
of play and physicality of play
in the conference," Gardner said.
"She's going to have to do other
things such as play defense or get
rebounds or block or alter some
shots.
"Scoring may not be what
Aneika brings to our team until the
end of February."


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the independent florida Not ,ffici.y osociated"wth the UniversitysfForida Publhed by C ot n .O s F o Nt o oWe Inform. You Decide a -S Rtc NRcy1 TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 ELECTIONS 208 Candidates raise thousands By DREW HARWELL Alligator Staff Writer dharwell@alligator.org The signs jutting out of lawns, the smiling portraits on Web sites, the campaign flyers in your mailbox -they don't come cheap. But to politicians; such as the commission hopefuls of today's Gainesville city elections, they can be crucial. According to public records filed by the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office Web site, the eight candidates have raised about $88,000. "I'd like to think it makes a difference, because I worked hard for it." Thomas Hawkins Jr. City Commission At-Large 2 candidate Of that total, about $12,500 was given by the candidates themselves, their families or personal campaign loans. In the At-Large District 2 race, attorney Thomas Hawkins Jr. has raised nearly twice as much money as opposing candidate Robert Agrusa. Though Hawkins said he was unsure of what impact the money would have, he said he was glad to put it to use to remind voters of his beliefs. "I'd like to think it makes a difference," he said, "because I worked hard for it." However, Agrusa, who served as the UF Senate President before running for the seat, has found his own supportive following in the university's Greek community. He has raised $975 from seven different fraternities and sororities, according to the Web site. The District 2 race has been the source of most of the money. Out of the three races, the Harrison Diamond / Allgator candidates for this seat have raised more than UF freshman Taylor Tribou, foreground, sophomore Holly Hixson and half of the election's totai contributions -about sophomore Amanda Arick, right, hold signs promoting Robert Agrusa SEE MONEY, PAGE 11 for City Commission at University Avenue and 13th Street on Monday. UF students wary of Bright Futures bill 0 STATE SEN. PROPOSES TO BASE FUNDING ON MAJORS. By ILEANA MORALES Alligator Writer imorales@alligator.org UF officials said they are studying the proposed changes to the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and have not yet decided whether they would support them. But some UF students said the plan is unfair. Intending to benefit UF the economy, Florida Sen. Jeremy Ring suggested changing the basis for Bright Futures financial awards to favor some fields of study If Ring's bill passes, students studying science, technology, mathematics, education, engineering, nursing or pre-health would be given about 10 percent more tuition coverage from Bright Futures. Award amounts for students majoring in other areas would be decreased by about 20 percent. If approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Charlie Crist, Ring's bill would go into effect July 1. The Legislature's next SEE REACTION, PAGE 10 Young voters could break turnout mark By KATIE GALLAGHER Alligator Writer kgallagher@alligator.org As the sun went down and the air turned cold Monday evening, Andy Coffey stood alone on the comer of University Avenue and 13th Street with a sign urging passers-by to vote Thomas Hawkins Jr. for the Gainesville City Comm-ission. "I love politics," said Coffey, a UF building construction junior and Hawkins' friend. Though he stood by himself, Coffey is Mastrodicasa not alone in his interest in today's election. Political experts say record numbers of young people could turn out for today's vote, which decides Florida's Democratic and Republican primaries, three seats on the City Commission and a property tax amendment to the state constitution. Michael Martinez, a UF associate professor of political science, said the candidates who are running make the primary race particularly interesting this year. Democratic voters have been attracted by young and vibrant candidates, particularly Sen. Barack Obama, 47, Martinez said. "A, he's young," he said. "And B, he has the sort of message that might appeal to young people. It tries to be less partisan." Andre Samuels, a UF biological engineering senior, said he likes Obama's spirit of cooperation. "I think he understands the beauty of our system of government is that it requires compromise," he said. Republicans have been drawn in by the primary's competition, Martinez said. "There is no front-runner right now," he said, explaining that Mitt Roney and John McCain both have a chance. The race is also the first time since 1952 that no incumbent president or vice president is running for election, said Michael Heaney, a UF political science assistant professor. Heaney said he feels both Republicans and SEE YOUTH, PAGE 11 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" E Confused about how to vote, where to vote or if your vote in the primary will even count? We can help. See chart, pg. 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 'rfV CROSSWORD 16 Sunny SPORTS 22 73/56 visit www.alligator.org E The UF men's basketball team rose to No. 20 in the AP Poll on Monday. The last time the Gators were ranked, they fell to Florida St. 65-51 in November. See story, pg. 22. Q 7 W Infrm. ou Dcide VOLUME 1011SSUE

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2, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING Aeronautics Fundraiser Italian Quarter Bistro, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., tonight The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will hold a fundraiser to raise money for conferences, design competitions and industry tours. 'Get out the Vote' Reitz Union Room 285, 6 p.m., tonight The Asian American Student Union will be hosting "Get out the Vote," where students will have the opportunity to discuss the upcoming presidential election and engage in a political debate on each of the major candidates. Pre-Law Meeting Fine Arts Building B Room 103, 7 p.m., tonight Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity will hold an information meeting for prospective members to learn about the group's speakers, socials and other opportunities. FORECAST TODAY SUNNY 73/56 WEDNESDAY RAIN 68/51 THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 76/57 FRIDAY THUNDER STORMS 74/49 SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 73/50 "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 hond an error, please call our newsroom at 1352) 376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@alligator.org. Congratulations to the newest members of the Florida Cicerones. We proudly present our 20C08 New Member Class: Ariana Alfonso Avian Avera Natasha Betty Michelle Borovsky Mary Beth Cannon Sam Egnot Kareten Farrell Eric Gunther Jare d Hoffmann Sarah Kaiser-Cross Kaitlin LaBula Kris Mathey Samantha Merkle Daniel Popper Joey R egalado Natalie Schlitt Monic a Solomon Mary Suttles Lauren Taylor Reginald Wilson Jessica Anrkrson Shannon Barry Cameron Biggo Kaitlyn Bu-gess Reed Daines Raeliae Eniard Alex Ficcquette Jon Harr= Camille Jacobs D. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 3 UF: No plans for laying off faculty E UF AIMS TO HIRE FACULTY WITH TUITION HIKES. By KATIE SANDERS Alligator Writer ksanders@asigator.org Though state higher education leaders have discussed laying off faculty members as a possible consequence of budget woes, UF hopes to avoid letting any go. On Wednesday, Bill Edmonds, spokesman for the Board of Governors, said statewide budget cuts could result in some faculty members from Florida universities losing their jobs. But UF President Bernie Machen is aiming to avoid losing any faculty, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. On the contrary, UF will use much of the revenue from upcoming tuition increases to hire more faculty and advisers. Because of the Tuition Differential Program approved in 2007, UF, Florida State University and the University of South Florida can incrementally raise tuition up to 40 percent over four years starting in the fall. Each year's tuition increase cannot exceed 15 percent. The Board of Governors, the State University System's highest governing body, approved a seperate statewide 8 percent increase on Thursday and earmarked 70 percent of that revenue for new hires of faculty and advisers. That increase is also set to start in fall, though UF's increase is still capped at 15 percent. Orlando said it is too early to deterUF mine how Academics many faculty members and advisers UF would hire with money from the upcoming hike, which colleges would receive them and whether they would be full-time or part-time employees. However, it's probable that the new hires would go to colleges with a critical need for more help, he added. "It could -be as late as March before we hear what measures they will be taking," Orlando said. Still, hiring new professors does not spell the end of UF's hiring freeze, which was arinounced in July. Battle of Faith UF nuclear engineering senior Gary Sanford, left, is knocked off his stand by Patrick Barthle, a history and criminology junior, on a moonwalk set up on the Reitz Union lawn by the St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center of Gainesville. The festivities marked the start of Catholic Awareness Week. vote today to re-elect Jack Donovan Gainesville City Commission, District 3 "I ask for your vote to help continue making Gainesville a great city: with safe and sound neighborhoods for all, a vital and diverse culture, and a balance between our environment and economic growth." Working with 5th and 6th UF Poli Sci Interns as City Commissioner Organized University-City Workshop, UF Conference on Best Practices 17 years working with students as part of the Campus Ministry Cooperative Endorsed by: African American Accountability Alliance ("4As") Human Rights Council of North Central Florida Building Our Judy Levy N.O.W. PAC North Central Florida Central Labor Council Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jack Donovan, Gainesville City Commission, District 3, PO Box 5024, Gainesville FL 32627-5024 IIwww.jackdonovan~org.

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4, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, JANUARY 29,2008 GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION Commission may restrict lawn parking in two areas By SARAH JONES Alligator Contributing Writer The lawns of homes in the Forest Ridge and Henderson Heights neighborhoods will no longer be marked by parked cars and oil stains. At the Gainesville City Commission meeting Monday night, commissioners voted unanimously to make it illegal to park on lawns in the neighborhoods, which are located between Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest 23rd Avenue near 13th Street. The final vote will be held at the next commission meeting on Feb. 11. "Frankly, yard parking makes the neighborhood look trashy and undesirable," Melody Marshall, member of the Forest Ridge/Henderson Heights Neighborhood Association Inc., said during the meeting. The association was not just concerned about the appearance of the neighborhood, Marshall said, but also the effects on the environment. Residents were concerned that seepage from vehicles parked in yards was leaking into the aquifer, she said. Carol Daly, a homeowner who rents out property in the neighborhood, spoke against the ordinance during the meeting. As a landlord, Daly said she did violate the code. not want to be held responsible for Rental and owner-occupied renters of her property who might homes will be equally affected by Cars are parked on a lawn north of University Avenue near the UF campus on Monday. the ordinance. When the neighborhood was built 40 years ago, parking on lawns was not an issue, Marshall said. But in the last two and a half years it has become a concern, she added. More than 60 percent of the neighborhood's residents signed a petition in order to advance the ordinance. Lawn parking has become a bigger problem because homeowners are getting older and moving away to be closer to family or to move into retirement homes, Marshall said. Instead of selling their homes when they move, aging residents are beginning to rent their properties to people who might not care as much about the appearance of the neighborhood. The affected area contains 238 homes, of which nine out of 10 are owner occupied. The ordinance makes the neighborhood part of the residential parking overlay district, which means that no more than 40 percent of each front yard can be devoted to driveways and parking areas. Parking areas must also be paved or covered with other driveway materiai, and must be bordered by approved materials. Latest Taser model targets style-conscious crowd New design available in several colors By KATIE FOGARTY Alligator Contributing Writer Self-defense devices are not generally considered chic, but with a leopard-print surface and an MP3-playing holster, the new civilian-marketed Taser C2 aims to change that notion. The recently released C2 is being marketed to women as both a self-defense mechanism and a fashion accessory. The model is made with the same technology as other Tasers but is designed to be less bulky and more stylish, according to Taser International's Web site. M&C Army Surplus Store, a store that sells fireanns and outdoor gear, is the only Gainesville location that sells Tasers, and the store carries the new model, said employee Jason Corby. Like an iPod, the C2 comes in colors ranging from metallic pink to black pearl. The leopard-print design is being advertised as the Taser for those who want "fashion with a bite," according to its Web site. In addition, a holster with a one-gigabyte MP3 player is available for the device. Despite its trendy exterior, Corby said traclitional devices, like pepper spray, are more popular with customers because they're much cheaper. "I'm all for self defense, but a personal Taser is pretty extreme." Lt. Stacy Ettel University Police Tasers range from $300 to $400 while pepper spray is about $20, he said. Tasers are not considered firearms by the U.S. government and can be legally carried without a permit in 42 states. UF Police Department Lt. Stacy Ettel said Florida does not require a permit. Still, Ettel said he is wary of the general public owning Tasers. "Any defense tool a person has is dangerous if they're not trained correctly on how to use it," he said. "It could also backfire if the attacker is able to gain control of the device." Ettel said he thinks people need to be properly trained to use a Taser. Unlike pepper spray and other traditional self-defense devices, Tasers can be fired from 15 feet away and can disable an attacker for a minimum of 30 seconds. Ettel said law enforcement officers still worry about the dangers associated with its use. "I'm all for self defense, but a personal Taser is pretty extreme," he said. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from.CommerciaI News Providers"

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 5 obtincn ay FA a Doubting whether you can vote or how? Maybe we have the answer Q: When can I vote? A: Polls are open from 7 am. to 7 p.m.today. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. Q: If I am registered to vote in another Florida county or at another address in Alachua County where I no longer live, can I still vote? A: Yes. If you are not registered to vote at your current Gainesville address but have been registered to vote at a different Florida address for at least 29 days, you can change your legal permanent address to your current Gainesville address today and still vote. You need to look up the polling place for your address, go there with a photo and signature ID and speak with the clerk about changing your address. He or she will call the Supervisor of Elections Office to confirm the change, have you fill out paperwork and then allow you to vote. However, this should not be taken lightly. Before changing your permanent address, you should seriously consider the implications. If soon after the election you change your permanent address back to what it was before, someone might question you for voter fraud. Q: Can I see a sample ballot before I vote? A: Yes. You can get a copy of a sample ballot online at www.elec tions.alachua.fl.us. Q: What do I need to bring with me? A: All voters needto bring a photo and signature ID. Examples of acceptable IDs include passports, driver's licenses, student ID cards, employee badges, credit cards and debit cards with photographs and signatures. Q: What will I be voting for? A: You can vote either for or against a property tax amendment and for at least one city commissioner, depending on which district you are from. If you are a registered Democrat or Republican, you can vote in your respective party's presidential primary. Q: Do I have to be registered with a party affiliation in order to vote for a presidential candidate? A: Yes. Florida has closed primaries, so you must be a registered Democrat or Republican in order to vote for a presidential nominee. You do not need to be registered with a party in order to vote for commissioners or on the amendment. Q: How can I find out where I'm supposed to vote? A: Go to www.elections.alachu a.fl.us, click on "Precinct Finder" and search for your polling place by typing i your address. Q: Which commissioners can I vote for? A: All Gainesville residents can vote in the At-Large 2 election, a race between Robert Agrusa and Thomas Hawkins Jr. If you live in northwest Gainesville, you are probably in District 2, and Bryan Harman, Lauren Poe and Bonnie Mott are vying for that seat. If you live in southwest Gainesville, you are probably in District 3, a race between Armando Grundy, Jack Donovan and Christopher Salazar. Q: I heard Florida's presidential primaries aren't counting. Why should I bother to vote? A: It is true that currently, only half of Florida's Republican delegates will be counted, while none of Florida's Democratic delegates will be counted at the national conventions. However, both races are fight. So, even if your vote does 't end up counting -for -very nuch at this year's national conventions, Florida's results will be significant in other ways. Several candidates have insinuated that they might drop out of the race if they lose here. Plus, 22 states will hold primary elections on.Feb. 5, and Florida's wimners will have momentum going into that pivotal day. AMER]CAN CANCER T SOCIErY Providing answers. Saving lives. 1-800-ACS-2345 C ut out tobacco H Hold the fat O Opt for high-fiber fruits, vegetables and grains Intake alcohol: only in moderation C all your doctor for regular checkups E Exercise every day Safeguard your skin from the sun F1 U NI V E R S ITY of Center for Clinical Trials Research Phase I Unit Healthy Females and MAes Aged 18-5 You may be qualified to participate in a clinical research study of a drug used for the treatment of osteoporosis. STUDY REQUIREMENTS m Healthy females and males aged 18-50 m 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. m 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 20072192p1 ,J, .,,. .L. t .,,,,,,, ., m FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO "A compelling, thought-provoking portrait of a quiet challenge rising within America's churches." Tues & Thurs 7 & 9prn / Wed 4:30, 7 & 9pm 375.HIPP THEHIPP.ORG 25 SE 2ND PL, GAINESVILLE Frieiods don't let friends drive drunk. Do whatever it takes.

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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 Editorial Forced Futures Bill to give scholarships based on majors unfair tate Senator Jeremy Ring may be a Democrat, but his proposed "economic development tool" is anything but S democratic. The bill is supposed to alter current standards for the Florida Bright.Futures Scholarship Program to encourage students to study the sciences, education 0r health-related professions. Ring's idea includes awarding 110 percent of tuition costs to students who choose those fields, but less Bright Futures money to the philosophy and English majors among us. The senator claims that state scholarships would still cover 80 percent tuition for some students and would remain a "good deal," but we don't see anything overtly wrong with the deal we have now. The whole purpose of the merit-based Bright Futures program is to allow students the chance to attend a state university and discover what interests them -while keeping them in Florida' While we have no problems with incentives for certain areas of study, and the courses of study Ring cited in the bill are vital to the future of the state's economy. However, we do have a problem with taking away scholarship funds from students who worked hard to eamn them. If the Bright Futures program is used as a device for socialism to promote a certain type of workforce, it will have done students in Florida planning on a merit-based scholarship a great disservice. Many top students in Florida stay in the state because of the generous program, and changing it by these unfair measures may cause some students to look beyond state borders certaInly the opposite of what Ring wanted in the first place. If passed, and we hope that it won't ever find a sponsor in the House, the bill would only create a university full of disengaged students on a one-way track to career dissatisfaction. Fate of the Union If Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people, Monday's State of the Union address would have been the final chance for an aging George Bush to get his place on the Walk of Fame. Unfortunately, like much of his presidency, he failed miserably. We had excitedly anticipated at least a little of the infamous "axis of evil" cowboy bravado Bush gave us in 2002, but we were sadly -and yet not surprisingly -disappointed. Instead of using his primetime appearance to speed up the erosion of American diplomacy like we expected from years past, our lameduck president chose to focus on the state of the slowing -oh, wait, make that "uncertain" -economy and how to stimulate an already hemorrhaging business climate. His push for a $150 billion economic stimulus package will surely face tough opposition in the Senate, but, hey, at least he tried. The stay-the-course leader naturally suggested that the troop surge in Iraq is working and that the enemy -whoever that may be at this point -will be defeated. Victory is in sight, just as it has been for the past five years. And it was more of the same from there. Reform for laws governing federal surveillance, permanent extensions of his tax cuts, and free-trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama were key points of his address. As the speech continued, the only way we could stop feelings of depression was to remind ourselves that the primaries were only hours away and that next year a very different speaker would be on our screen. a l th iadp .de t flo rida Panagiota Papakos OPINIONS EDITOR Leigh Shapiro EDITORIAL BOARD The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page). Thep muot be taped, dooble-spaced and most include the author's name, classification and phone numher. Nmes will be withheld it the writer shows iust cause. We reserve the right to edit tot length, grammar, stye and lie. heed l 2tters to etters@aliigator.org ig them to 1105 W. ioversty wun., or send them to pO. Bnd 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 550 words ahoot original topics and editorial cartoons are also wnlcome. Questions? Coil 376-4458. Opinions We could all be under water in a few years if We don't mean to put any "the big one" in November doesn't exactly pressure on you, but. go so well. So. Don't mess this up, guys. Editorial Notebook Little agreement with en G od bless the Alligator's Editorial Board. We have a long history of starting fights, calling names and poking fun. We pick on Bush, Student Government and UF administration. We've even been accused of not supporting the Gators once or twice. We know our reputation, but you may not know whichstaff members it applies to. There's some confusion about Leigh Shap the way positions are decided and how endorsements are letters@aligator. doled out. Just as President Machen doesn't speak for all UF employees, we keep editorial decisions separate from reporting issues impress m staff. We don't poll the newsroom. The Editorial Board is interests well. composed of only the editor, managing editor, opinions ediBut I think Th tor and a student representative or two. All the candid In the case of endorsements, we meet with as many canexperience with didates as possible. Without any reporters present, we ask to shape the city' tough questions about issues that matter to our readers and stands how to enc to us. Trust me, this is not as glamorous as it sounds. ing regulations ai When we've reached a majority, the opinions editor He wants loc pounds out an editorial. If one of us holds a strong minority through recreatio stance, he or she is free to write a column explaining how our can attack the roc opinion differs from the one on Page 6 and why. landlords, and all I'm about to exercise that freedom. fic to east and cen This election cycle, I held the minority vote for four of five Agrusa doesn choices. In the Republican primary, I supported former Gov. plans seem short Mitt Romney for his executive success in Massachusetts with city. He has writt the state's budget and health care. As for the Democrats, I of suggesting in support Sen. Hillary Clinton's politically feasible approach, I think many and wonder why Sen. Barack Obama hasn't been able to While it's unfortt "change the tone of the debate" as he keeps claiming he is dents, many stu poised to do. Hawkins does In the local races, I picked Bryan Harman for District 2. residents. His energy and passion for serving Gainesville appeal to Now at least I students and other residents alike. He wants to hold city in the voting boo commissioners to a higher 'standard, asking them to study Leigh Shapiro more policy research in lieu of siphoning taxpayer dollars and an economics to consultants. He's open to sensible but politically sensitive ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion Use it as a practice round if you need it-just go vote! PLEASE! Don't mess this up, guys!!! dorsements reforms, like extending bar closing times and revising maximum occupancy laws. His opponents, Bonnie Mott and Lauren Poe, seem beholden to Gainesville's existing political establishment. iro The At-Large 2 candidate Robert Agrusa is the most viable student rg contender in recent memory. His organization and knowledge of city e, and he would represent campus and city omas Hawkins Jr. is a better choice. states trumpet responsible growth, but his land-growth law uniquely positions him s long-term development plan. He underourage urban growth with thoughtful zonsd use of redevelopment funds. al government to enrich community life n and outreach programs. He believes we its of homelessness via city mediation with eviate congestion naturally by shifting traftral Gainesville. 't seem to have Hawkins' vision. His traffic -sighted, centering on the west side of the en off the downtown area as unsafe instead provements. students would share Hawkins' goals. mate that he hasn't directly addressed stulents love Gainesville for the reasons that its local character and potential to serve its 've said my piece, and you can do the same th today. is a member of the Alligator's Editorial Board senior. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Did you vote in Monday's question: Should the city elections? .Bright Futures scholarships be based on students' majors? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 23% YES 77% NO 53 TOTAL VOTES And I brought my good We just wanted to stop by friend, the City of and remind you to vote!
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Letters to the Editor Hawkins best choice for city's future While I respect both Robert Agrusa and Thomas Hawkins Jr. in their impassioned effort to give younger people a representative with whom they can identify and general residents a stronger bridge across generations, I do not extend that respect to the Alligator Editorial Board. To depict Hawkins negatively solely because he "seems more concerned with land development issues" is the sort of shortsighted ignorance that makes even me, a former student candidate for the Gainesville City Commission, wary of student input into local politics. I will never forget what a local business owner told me about students when I campaigned in 2005: "What interest do they have to develop this city? None. They do their job and go bye -it's like a bathroom for them." Since I had put great thought into how students can work with all local interests to mold Gainesville into a great place to live for everyone, I took this observation lightly. I am extremely disappointed that Monday's endorsement is giving a bad name to thoughtful students with a working brain and a vision for their world and community that reaches beyond a handful of years. While I encourage students to consider both candidates carefully, both of whom would represent the interests of young people in this town, I also encourage them to disregard yesterday's endorsement in the At-Large District 2 City Commission race and insulting. Every vote counts on Election Today is Election Day, and th time to get out and vote! The ballot will feature a state c amendment, the Presidential p and the Gainesville City Commis Are you registered in Florid Alachua? You can still vote locall Go to www.chompthevo "Where to Vote," and type in yo address to find your local polling TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 7 as worthless Show up to that location today with your ID and a piece of mail verifying your address, Michael Belle and you can change your address at the same 5LS time. Chomp the Vote will also be on the Reitz Union Colonnade to help those looking for their polling location. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Day ..On-campus and Fraternity Row residents at means it ls can vote in the Rion Ballroom, meaning you onstitutional have even more of a reason to vote. Each vote matters, each vote counts and rmary races together we can make a difference at all levels, sion races. of government. a but not in Remember to "Vote'Em Silly, Gators." y. c Frank Bracco ie.org, click director of Chomp the Vote, Gaesville 3LS Deadline: February 1,2008 Published: February 14, 2008 /DOS 'Read & Fill out all information completely ,'Pict ti) -Go"d Nc"s" cards. at the r\Ilica^ti' "" otily individuals of their lpcin Hcarii inc. VThc follow in symbols cal ihe itself inmd couni as one .pac.: cacti: Y"V .-'old. ccinced or larger type is isioavaii.te [*or ai mall additional iee. Call 373-FIND or mote inlormaiion. XNoobscene or ircigit iliii's or double entcndres KNo tnaies ti identifiable deci iplions XNo atbreviaions of Valentine's Day $6.0f) for 5 lines. Additional lines $2.00 vach. No refunds or credits after placing the message. COST I 07A = $6.00 Additional Lines X ,2.00 = TOTAL Ot $ Chan em 4 ei Ct -Clarlt___ Charc NI VISA Cash Check # -Taken ti: THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE AD. alligator Name____ BRING TO: CALL IN: Address The Independent Fla. Alligator City ST ZIP 1105 W. University Ave. Phone (-) AMust a rrive bv 4pm Feb7, 2007 Allow One Space for Each Letter, Space and PunctuatIon Mark. use 2 Spaces for Each Capital Letter. I www thaifusioncae.com 1I, F USION O flt.F E 352.373.3004 -232 S.E. 1st St. Located In the Sun Center Downtown Gainesville minimum co$t MAXIMUM PLEASURE RuSH A%' I I : tsIllt IFNtt S -RVtii INFORMATION MEETINGS JAN, 29 @) 5:30Si T UR 2336 Fi 1 @ 5:00ei' TUR 2305 Please visit us at: http:./o rovc.uO.eduL.-apotau or the Info booth in Turlington Plaza Use the Space Below for Additional Lines at an Additional Charge of $2.00 Per Line Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily circulation of 35,000 and a daily readership of 52,000, reach the Gainesville college community. FEEL THE BENEFITS /0~ KY 'K I .7 5 1) ~ .1 <7 k< 0> N,) Ix / F .60 7 0 l ~ "'s ~ A -Contact us at 13521 373.4482. a -iio I 6~c /0 6' ) kA i;7W K, J r the independrit florida AGEAll

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8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist describes life as a reporter By DEBORAH SWERDLOW Alligator Writer dswerdlow@alligator.org Four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Anne V. Hull, a Washington Post reporter, took time out of her threemonth vacation to speak with UF journalism students on Monday about her career as a journalist. Hull, whose most recent work includes breaking the 2007 scandal of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's mistreatment of wounded veterans, spoke to an introductory journalism class Monday and will visit other journalism classes today and Wednesday. She shared her experiences covering Hurricane Katrina, following the lives of gay teens in America and sneaking into Ground Zero for 10 hours on Sept. 12, 2001. Despite her professional accomScott Robertson / Alligator Staff Washington Post reporter Anne Hull speaks Monday afternoon to a journalism class in Weimer Hall about her experiences in the field, including covering the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. plishments, Hull said she's probably the last person a college would want to speak to students because she only completed one year at Florida State University and two semesters at a St. Petersburg junior college. She said she learned everything in the St. Petersburg Times newsroom, where she worked for almost 20 years. "Reporting is reporting is reporting," she said. "It's just seeing things, being curious and when something doesn't hit you in the gut right, to ask a question about it." Early in her career, when Hull was assigned to cover a live concert, she said she was backstage and heard a radio DJ announce that Bruce Springsteen was performing onstage. She said she wrote about Springsteen's surprise appearance at the beginning of her story and sent it to her editors. The next day, she found out the DJ was wrong and that Springsteen had never gotten on the stage. To this day, people still think Bruce Springsteen showed up because it appeared in the first edition of the paper, she said. Hull, who asked for pennission to "drop the F-bomb," said her editor's response to the incident suggested a potential new meaning for her middle initial: "Kid, you f--up one more time and that 'V-i go-ing to stand for 'visitor."' A Washington Post reporter since 2000, Hull said she mostly writes about race, immigration and socio-economic issues. She said she insists on including authentic, everyday language in her stories, whether people are speaking in broken English or using profanity. "We're not Red Cross workers. We're not there to sort of make their life easier. We're just there to show how things are." Anne Hull Washington Post reporter Journalists have to be invisible, she said, adding that the hardest part of her job is resisting the urge to help people she interviews. When she was covering Hurricane Katrina, she said she spent two and a half hours walking in circles with a mother and her son who were trying to hitchhike to Dallas. As she left, the mother asked Hull if she would give them a ride. Hull said she even called her editor to see if it was possible, but her editor said her job was only to write the story. "We're not Red Cross workers," Hull said. "We're not there to sort of make their life easier. We're just there to show how things are." Make a Pifferei Voting foda Ice Py y! faE 107p.4 i
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Gala highlights global volunteering By RACHEL ARROYO Alligator Contributing Writer Recurso, a non-profit UF student organization, called on students to make their mark on society by providing humanitarian assistance to the less fortunate at its 5th Annual Founder's Day Gala held Monday night. Nikie Bhakta, Recurso club president, said this year's gala was about calling students to action by joining organizations such as the Peace Corps and Recurso, instead of simply increasing awareness of humanitarian efforts. -Young, bright-eyed students from J.J. Finley Elementary School's "Finley Flyers" set the tone for the evening with performances of traditional songs from Ghana and Kenya. -Bhakta had an easy time engaging her audience after the Flyers' energetic performance. "Tonight is meant to depict Recurso's beauty," Bhakta said. "Recurso is an organization compiled of passionate individuals who ensure the spirit of service is felt internationally." Allene Zanger, regional director for the Peace Corps, told listeners about the organization's success. There are currently about 800,000 Peace Corps volunteers worldwide. "The Peace Corps volunteers are the face of America, and they represent a rich diversity," Zanger said. Multicultural Zanger laudAfftii6 ed volunteers as the best ambassadors the U.S. has to offer to the world. Keynote speaker Edward Scott Jr., co-founder of the Center for Global Development, drew on this point with a discussion of how volunteers have advanced humanitarian aid and what areas still need improvement. Half of the world's population lives on $2 a day, Scott said. He stressed the need for people from each end of the political spectrum to be aware of what goes on within the international environNicole Safkr / Alligator Staff Cynthia Tickel, right, leads a group of J.J. Finley Elementary School second-graders playing West African music Monday at the Recurso Founder's Day Gala in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. ment. "It's not the province of the liberal left or the evangelical right," Scott said. "There's room for everybody in this boat." Bhakta rounded out the evening by presenting both speakers with plaques that thanked them for their service to the international community. The audience of about 70 was given the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting clean water, literacy and orphanage relief programs. "I hope by getting a glimpse of the world issues through our displays and listening to our wonderful speakers, you are inspired to make your mark on the world," Bhakta said. Study: Rudeness linked to poor job performance By JENNIFER MACOUREK for a brick, said UF management professor Erez also noted that participants e Alligator Contributing Writer Amir Erez. The issue was swept under the to rudeness supplied more dysfun Less-than-friendly bosses are in for a rude awakening, thanks to a UF study showing that encountering rudeness can cause job performance to suffer. The study, conducted over the span of a year, was broken into three scenarios. Participants were subjected to different degrees of rudeness before being asked to solve anagram puzzles and write down uses In all of the scenarios, participants exposed to rudeness performed substantially worse on each task compared to participants not exposed to rudeness. "It's not anger or revenge," said Erez. "It's just very destructive. Thinking too much on the subject, wondering, 'what did I do to deserve to be treated like that?' causes less cognitive processes for the task," he said. The study, conducted by Erez and desk, but people are a lot more ready to admit it's a problem." Christine Porath University of Southern California management professor University of Southern California management professor Christine Porath, tested 275 students whose ages ranged 18 to 36. xposed ctional answers when responding to the brick assignment. "It wasn't in the study, but those that were subjected to rudeness came up with more violent answers like breaking windows or hitting someone," he said. Porath said rudeness in the workplace is becoming a hot topic. "The issue was swept under the desk, but people are a lot more ready to admit it's a problem," she said. UF hosts career showcase By STEPHANIE ROSENBERG Alligator Contributing Writer Job seekers on campus can meet with potential employers at the O'Connell Center today and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the UF Career Resource Center's Career Showcase. The showcase will feature more than 350 organizations, said Ja'Net Glover, assistant director for career events at the CRC. It is free and open to all UF students with Gator 1 cards, alumni with their student ID numbers, faculty and staff, Glover said. On the first day of the event, attendees will be able to talk to employers from nontechnical jobs, such as accounting, communications and health care. She said the second day would feature employers from technical fields, such as computer science, construction and engineering. Some of the organizations attending are American Express, Kraft Foods Inc. and Target Corp. "The most important thing to know is that all of these employers are looking for you," Glover said. "They have positions, and they're interested in you," he said. "They On know the quality and the caliCagnpL ber of students at UP." Job seekers should research the employers attending the showcase, prepare portfolios of work and bring a rhsum6, she said. Attendees should dress professionally. She said she would encourage UF students of all ages to attend the showcase. "When you hear students say the job market is not good, well, there's over 350 employers looking for you. The job market is still going strong," Glover said. For more information about the showcase, visit www.crc.ufl.edu/showcase. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" m

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10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 GAINESVILLE CITY CO IS 101N City leaders discuss gender ordinance By KATIE GALLAGHER Alligator Writer kgallagher@alligator.org The City Commission listened to more than 100 citizens comment on a policy to make discriminating based on gender identity illegal, as 98 cities and counties nationwide have already done. The commission had not voted by press time. The ordinance would define gender identity as "an inner sense of being a specific gender .with or without regard to the individual's sex at birth." The ordinance would not include religious institutions. Commissioner Ed Braddy said he disagreed with the ordinance because he felt it burdens businesses and grants special privileges to a small group of people. "When you boil it down, it says that because some people have emotional confusion about their sexual identity, everyone else has to make changes," Braddy said. Commissioner Craig Lowe disagreed. "There is nothing special about being able to get a job, have a home, to be able to go to a restroom, or to get the same credit privileges that anyone else does," Lowe said. Citizens wanting to voice opinions both for and against the ordinance crowded into the auditorium at City Hall and filled the hallway outside. Some quoted the Bible. Others worried about sharing public restrooms with people who feel they are the opposite gender. "Surely we have advanced beyond trying to scare people about bathrooms," said Terry Fleming. But Pastor Matt Gordon, of Cypress Creek Church, said he was worried about his daughters. "My hope is that you as the council will understand my concern not only for their comfort but for their safety," he said regarding Gainesville city commissioners hear public comments during the City Commission meeting at City Hall Monday night. bathroom rules. hassled, harassed, beat up or Gainesville would not be the first Nora Spencer, UF's director of even killed," she said. "And it city to pass such an ordinance. LGBT affairs, spoke in favor of happens every day, just because "This is not any groundbreakthe policy. of the way we look." ing thing for Gainesville," he "We have the right not -to be Lowe emphasized that said. "We're catching up." State senator says REACTION, from page 1 session begins in March. Ring said in addition to educating students, universities should serve to develop the economy -a role he said they haven't embraced enough. Having students major in the fields he specified is essential to fill spots in high-need industries, he said. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said UF President Bernie Machen is aware of the program but isn't ready to comment on it yet. He is still looking into the proposals before taking receiving 80 percent of tuition 'still a pretty good deal' a stance, Orlando said. Ring said most university administrators he's talked to support the bill, but he hasn't heard any feedback from students. "Initially they may be taken aback," he said. "But when they understand it's not an attempt to rip the state of Bright Futures but to build a better economy, I think they'll be supportive of it." Tyler Welt, a UF freshman who's planning to study political science, said he'd figure out a way around the new rules if they were approved. "What I would probably do in that situa"No one is getting Bright Futures tion is switch my major to get then switch back," Welt said. play the system." He said changing the sc flawed plan. "I wouldn't say any field is than any others," Welt said. "T be penalIzed." rid of But Welt and other students already in college wouldn't need to beat the system. Ring said if the bill is approved, only stuJeremy Ring dents enrolled after its effective date would be state senator impacted. He said he hasn't figured out how to deal with incoming students with undehe money and dared majors or those who change majors. "You've got to Ring said despite the changes, Florida schools would still offer the best deals for eduholarship is a cation in the country. "No one is getting rid of Bright Futures," more important Ring said. "If you want to be a philosophy hey shouldn't major you still get 80 percent of tuition paid. That's still a pretty good deal." Get complete prep for the LSAT plus two free hours of one-on-one tutoring to enhance your prep and maximize your score improvement. Enroll by January 31st (a $250 value!)' Don't procrastinate, sign up by Jan 31st to claim your free tutoring hours! Drop by our convenient location on the Ground Floor of the Reitz Union to find out more. 1-800-(AP-TEST I kaptest.com/lsat I(A PLAN TEST PREPAND ADMISSIONS I I I K,11,111 1, In I 111"li W 111 d 11f"I", .." K:,"t""',

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 11 District 2 race raises most money MONEY, from page 1 $45 000. Candidate Bryan Harman, who worked in marketing before taking a break to campaign, said he's happy with the $9,000 he has raised. He also said his opponent Bonnie Mott, a real estate company owner, was "absolutely immoral" for taking so much money from her own finances and from those with similar busineas interests. "I'm happy there's such a diversity of people in my contributor list, unlike a certain opponent, whose list is made up of strictly real estate and self-financing," he said. "Let me tell you this: the City Commission can be bought." Mott, who has' raised about $6,500 from family and personal loans and at least $7,000 from employees in real estate, rental and construction businesses, said she thought differently. "I am a Realtor," she said. "I have been selling real estate for 31 years. I've been in Gainesville for 45 years. I am fortunate to have made friends -and kept them." Harman and Mott's opponent, SFCC professor Lauren Poe, raised about $15,000 in total contributions. Still, he specified no connections between the support he has received and the support he hopes to receive at the polls. "Money," he said, "doesn't buy votes." The District 3 race has not Elections been so close. Incumbent Jack 2008 Donovan has raised about $17,000, while opponent Armando Grundy has raised $140 and added a personal loan of $1,500. Candidate Christopher Saiazar has yet to raise any money. Grundy, however, said the finance gap has not caused any problems in his campaign. "I don't think it [raising less money] has been a hindrance at all," he said. "Not at all. It actually makes it more enjoyable because then people think you don't have a chance of winning.?, Candidates appeal to youth YOUTH, from page 1 Democrats are eager to be done with the Bush administration. "The 2000s will definitely go down as a dark period in our history," he said, "and people want to get beyond that." Today's young voters are also more politically interested than past generations, he added, because of -Sept. 11, 2001. "That made politics seem a lot more important in people's lives," Heaney said. Voters from the last generation, now in their 30s, did nothave a similar event to connect them to the political process, he said. Young voters also have reason to be interested in local races today Four of the commission candidates -Robert Agrusa, Thomas Hawkins Jr., Armando Grundy and Christopher Salazar -are less than 30 years old. Currently, the youngest member of the commission is Ed Braddy, 35. Coffey said he believes it is the ages of commission candidates that brought students to the street corner Monday to wave signs for Hawkins and his opponent, Robert Agrusa. "This one's exciting because we have so many young candidates," he said. Giacomo Savardi, a UF freshman, said he also thought the candidates' ages made the election more interesting. "I think it attracts people because they're saying, 'One of us is up there,"' he said. .ConussionerJeanna Mastrodicasa, the second-youngest commissioner at 37, said she didn't think younger commissioners would change much about the city's government. I think it attracts people because they're saying, 'One of us is up there."' Giacomo Savardi UF freshman One difference will be that with terms. expirng for Commissioners Ed Braddy and Rick Bryant, no one on the commission will have school-age children, she said. But the major issues in Gainesville will still be energy, homelessness and a shrinking budget, she said. Even if younger commissioners have different ideas, she said, they can't do much by themselves. "Certainly you can study issues," she said, "but if you don't have three other people willing to vote for it, it's a moot point." Mastrodicasa said she didn't think lack of experience would hurt young commissioners. "That's how you learn," she said. CkipotL EXANGRILL CAMPAiN (GN CONTRIBUTIONS. $25,000 f] ersonal $20,000 Contribution $ 15,600 Tot', I $10,000Ex ternal Contributions $5,000 $0 M .0 source. Alachua ~ ~ ,4v X\ 0 ~ ~County .Supervisor of Elections 0$ce Mikala Kuchera / Alligator Staff "s" Alk 'Ik r G Et Ro U, 4OURME

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12, ADVERTISEMENT, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 U What's Your Focus? Eye-opening and life-changing are the best words to describe the day I decided to get involved with the climate change initiative. After attending a conference on climate Shaw change issues in Florida, my philosophy emerged: Nothing in climate change is possible without collective action. If you follow popular belief, you know that it took collective action on our behalf to trigger the issues surrounding climate change, and therefore, will require collective action to fix them. However, nothing can happen without first gathering knowledge. People cannot be expected to take action if they don't know on what or how to act. The events of "Focus The Gator Nation," (FGN) being held on Jan. 31, will help to provide students and the community as a whole with the fundamentals of global warming and climate change, so we can take action together. "Focus The Gator Nation" is part of the national "Focus the Nation" campaign, a united day of educational activities focused on the issues surrounding climate change and the challenges that lie ahead. Local events kick-off with a Climate Change Awareness Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Reitz Student Union North Lawn. At 3 p.m., in the Ustler Hall Womens Studies Atrium, there will be a presentation by UF faculty on the science and economics of climate change. Immediately following the presentation, at 4 p.m., will be a political forum on the Leadership of Climate Change, which will feature Gainesville Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and Tallahassee Mayor John Marks. Finally, at 6 p.m., there will be an energy debate where UF faculty and industry experts discuss the pros and cons of the various energy sources available. Students, please join us on Thursday, and faculty, bring your students or have discussions in your classes. Then, decide for yourself: What's your focus? For more information visit: http:ll focusthenationuf.googlepages.com Rainer Shaw FGN Coordinator, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Senior Air Force ROTC aces over the competition A few cadets show their pride in being No. 1. Kristen Bartlett Grace What do a fraternity president, a varsity pole vaulter, and a Black Student Union president all have in common? They are all proud cadets with the University of Florida's Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), recently named one of the best in the United States. "In a school of 50,000, we're just a small group, but we have a strong presence on this campus," said Maj. James Bodnar, an assistant professor of aerospace studies for the Air Force ROTC. "Right now, we have the best, most-motivated cadets we've ever had." And that motivation has certainly paid off. With just 100 cadets, the UF detachment was named No. 1 in 2007, competing with the 52 medium-sized detachments in the nation. The evaluations take place every three years, and only 5 percent of detachments ever receive this distinction. Listings in this section are a sampling of events at the University of Florida, compiledfrom entries listed in thefull calendar that appears on the Web at calendar. ufl edu. To submit an event online, visit http:/calendar.ufl.edu/ submit/. UF's Detachment 150 received outstanding ratings in training, recruiting, personnel actions and education. A rating of excellent was given for financial management and unit support. "One of the reasons we won the award is because the quality of the students at the University of Florida," Bodnar said. "Our cadets tend to do better academically. They're more mature, more accountable for their actions, and more enthusiastic about learning." Lori Bowen is a prime example of the type of student who has helped UFs Air Force ROTC become so successful. The 21year-old exercise physiology junior joined the program as a way to gain leadership experience and help pay her way through medical school. Her father was a military lawyer for 20 years, so she knew the military had a lot to offer college students. "I'm a regular student athlete," said Bowen, who is on the varsity track team. "This Jan. 29 Han Museum of Art presents "Tot Time." Harn Museum, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free and open to the public. Career Resource Center presents "Career Showcase." (Non-Technical Day) O'Connell Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF students only. Jan. 30 Career Resource Center presents "Career Showcase." (Technical Day) O'Connell Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to UF students only. is the perfect way of entering into the military. The few things that you have to live by are things that you should be living by anyway. It just teaches you to be a better person. Bowen was attracted to the opportunity to gain real life experience in the military, while at the same time serving her country. Travel is an added perk for her, too. She plans to attend medical school and work as an Air Force physician on base. "Anything a regular city needs, an Air Force base needs," she explained. "In the civilian world, there is a glass ceiling. But, rank doesn't have gender. It's based on your abilities and what you want to do." Adam Hausman, a fourthyear engineering student, is another example of the range of career opportunities that the Air Force ROTC offers. He came to Gainesville wanting to be a pilot, but was soon swayed by aerospace engineering. He also liked the idea that joining the ROTC wouldn't dominate his time as a busy college student. "A lot of people think it's every day, but it's not," he said, adding that his Air Force commitment includes about one day a week of service. "Every other day you are a normal student." Hausman said that many jobs that students may not think of as part of the Air Force are now available, including working with satellites, space shuttle launches and global positioning systems (GPS). The Air Force will continue to pay for his education at the University of Florida until he graduates next year. "Graduation is just a means to commissioning," he said. "This is just the beginning for us." By Panagiota Papakos Jan. 31 UFPA presents "AEROS." Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating: $25-35. Feb.1 Faculty Development presents "I Just Want to be Whelmed: A Conversation About Productivity." Emerson Alumni Hall, 8:30 am. Registration required, call 352-392-4835 for more information. Medieval and Modern Studies, the Center for European Studies, the City of Gainesville, and the Society for Creative Anachronism present "Medieval Masquerade." Thomas Center, 5-7 UF Voices Produced by the University Relations Office for faculty, staff and students of the University of Florida January 29, 2008

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13 N ot 1Th0s Garden springs to life as renewed community sanctuary Various pieces of literature, art and songs have a "forgotten garden" theme, and there's no need to look far to find the University of Florida's own forgotten garden. It was a different era when the oncethriving gardens at the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and.Mowry Road were a Gainesville tourist attraction, popular wedding site and home to the largest publicly owned collection of camellias in the country. Named for the 1940s UF horticulturalist Royal James "Roy" Wilmot, Wilmot Gardens would eventually succumb to weeds, hurricane winds, construction debris and the invasion of pests. UF stopped maintaining the five-acre area in the late 1970s or early 1980s, but a few camellias miraculously survived. In 2006, Dr. C. Craig Tisher, professor of nephrology and dean of the College of Medicine, envisioned restoring Wilmot Gardens. His plan was to recreate a beauti-ful, tranquil place for patients and Health Science Center faculty, staff and students. To help make Tisher's vision a reality, UF employee-Linda Luecking and her husband, master gardener Bill Luecking, began working in 2006 -and continue working to this day -to help restore the area to its previous glory. As a cancer survivor, Lindas goal is to help provide a place for Shands patients to meditate and heal. "This is only a little selfish on my part," she said. "I've been there. I want things to get better for people." With the help of Tampa-based landscape architect David Conner, there is a.plan to transform the gardens into five distinct, complimenting areas that will flow together. The drawings, currentlyposted on a bulletin board in the garden, show a central community lawn where families and students can spread out blankets and enjoy the calming atmosphere. There also are plans for a waterfall and reflection pond, a camellia and azalea bower, a "secret" wooded sanctuary, and a working garden where Shands patients can plant and tend their own perennial flowers. -a o Ul 55: Some camellias thrive after years of neglect. The gardens' flowers will peak in March. "We want to provide a place where people can go and make those critical decisions about their lives," Luecking'said. By Kimberly Cruts and Susan Stewart See 88ead Tom Dana selected new associate dean The University of Florida College of Education has announced that Tom Dana, director of UF's School of Teaching and Learning, has been selected as the College of Education's next associate dean for Academic Affairs. His Dana appointment becomes effective July 1, with the start of the new academic year. Dana will succeed Jeri Benson, who recently announced her retirement after a long and accomplished career in higher education teaching and administration. Professor named TPUG Distinguished Member Sanford Berg, distinguished service professor in economics and director of Water Studies for the Public Utility Research Center (PURC), was named the Distinguished Member for 2007 by the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG). p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 352-8462032 for more information. Feb. 2 UFPA presents "Ladysmith Black Mambazo." Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $20-$35. Feb. 3 Harn Museum of Art presents "Exhibition Spotlight Tour: Highlights from the African Collection." Harn Museum, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Feb.5 UFPA presents "Pink Floyd Experience." Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $25-$40. The award recognizes both Berg's research contributions and the international training programs developed under PURC auspices. For 30 years, Berg served as director of PURC, and remains the Florida Public Utilities Professor. He has published more than 100 journal articles and co-authored/ edited four books. Pugh Hall opens in UF historic district The Jim and Alexis Pugh Hall recently opened and is home to the Department of African and Asian Languages and Literatures, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. The 40,000-square-foot facility has been constructed over the past year in the heart of UF's historic district between Newell and Dauer halls. A Feb. 6 Harn Museum of Art presents Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture: "Invisible Now: Art After Spectatorship." Harn Museum, 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Feb. 8 UFPA presents "Martha Graham Dance Company." Phillips Center, 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating $25-$35. formal dedication ceremony has been set for Feb. 9. Call 352-392-0780 for more information. Images of Pugh Hall, and time-lapsed construction video, are available at http://ufl.oxblue.com/grahamcenter/. Police Department is nation's first to earn Triple Crown The University of Florida Police Department (UFPD) recently acquired "Triple Crown" status by receiving accreditation by three distinct entities. The three agencies to award accreditation to UFPD are The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). UFPD is the first university law enforcement agency in the country to receive the Triple Crown designation, and was recently recognized by IACLEA for this accomplishment. Feb. 9 Gator Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving vs. FAU (Senior Day). O'Connell Center, 1 p.m. Call 352-375-4683 for more information. Feb. 10 UFPA presents "Pacifica Quartet." University Auditorium, 5 p.m. Reserved seating $15-$25. Martha Graham Dance Company Text messaging a success The first test of the University of Floridas new text messaging system was an overall success, although officials are working to determine why some students, faculty and staff did not receive the test message. Statistics provided by Mobile Campus, the vendor that provides UF's text messaging service, show an 86 percent success rate in reaching cell phones in less than 30 minutes. Slightly more than 4,400 messages did not reach recipients, either because the recipient's mailbox was full, an incorrect phone number was provided or the recipient did not have text service. Another 1,241 messages failed for unknown reasons. UF administrators are working with Mobile Campus to determine why that happened, as well as to reduce the text message delivery time. Meanwhile, anyone who did not receive the test message is asked to go to http://www.it.ufl.edu/sms-test/. Symposium to focus on green" building Experts from law and related fields will meet Feb. 15 at the University of Florida Hilton Conference Center to discuss "green" building practices. Presented by the UF Levin College of Law and co-sponsored by sections of The Florida Bar, this year's conference is entitled "Green Building: Prospects and Pitfalls for Local Governments." For more information, visit www. law.ufl.eduflalawonline. E-mail scam alert The University of Florida community should be on alert for a fraudulent e-mail message with the subject, "Verify your UFL email account now," which is currently circulating on the Internet. Do not respond to the message. Degree applications due Graduating seniors should be aware that degree applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 if they plan to graduate at the end of the spring semester. Students may call 352-3921374 for more information, or visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/adspring0708.html. Send submissions for publication consideration at least two weeks in advance to insideuf@ufl.edu. U N IV S Gaos N Y UFLORID The Feundation for The Galor Nation

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FND T.373-FIND Classifi eds TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished furnished rhed nfurnish *SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?* Get your own this fall 2Br'Ba flats, 3Br/3Ba townhms FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly Leasing for FALL*377-2777 4-23-72-1 NEED ROOMMATES?! All Inclusive 3's and 4's FREE Roommate Matching FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 4-23-72-1 Want a FREE Month? Huge -Luxury 1, 2 & 3 Beds Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE Move Now -One Free Month! 372-8100 4-23-72-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-23-72-1 LUXURY COLLEGE CRIBS! Furnished luxury private BR & BA. New 24 Hr Gym, Largest kitchens & Club House! Mile trail & 3 bus stops in complex! 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 Ethernet, 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-$360/Mo 4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet, water inci! Move in now or fall. 281-3551. 4-23-72-1 Room for female in NW home. $400/mo inc all. Big yard. Near bus to UF & shopping. Short lease ok. 352-281-8935 2-5-24-1 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 dlishwasher & 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,laundrygarbage,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 ibed/1ba 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 ini. Phone, Sat TV, hi-spd inn!. Great amenenities. Sparrow off Tower Rd. Avail Feb 15. 352-283-0240 2-5-13-1 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 Windsor515@gmail.com. 3-4-08-30-1 cabana beach $375 1 bedroom in 4/4, own bathroom, walk-in closet, poolside, cable/ internet/utilities incd, washer/dryer, contact alex at 4077544469. won't last! 2-1-6-1 The Gables 1BR/1BA with garage.$1,5000. 954-296-4492 e-mail: babilonia@intelnet.net.gt 2-4-5-1 =P111 For Rent W unfrnishpd *QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Rustic .1BR apt. $375/mo. *1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 4-23-72-2 2 BLOCKS TO UF! 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 & DryersPet 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 UF Quiet Peaceful *372-7555 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 BIR ready NOW! 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. $595-up. 352-5382181. Lv msg 4-23-08-72-2 *SLEEP IN* *GET TO CLASS ON TIME* Close to UFlll 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** 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/person, 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 pets! 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 Corrections and Cancellations: How To Place A Classified Ad: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, Sam -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 Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND Visaor heck ony. F Bokstre my tke HREEday to with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RETheVisa or Checks only. UF Bookstore may take THREE days to SPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. 1105W. 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, amn -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 Motorcyces, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2'ior 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. -This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that is know a,'personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to t Although this newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 15 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent Fr Rent nfurhished unfurnished f unfurnished furnfurnished ) unfurnishedd ) MINUTES FROM UF!!! 3/3's from o nly $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 2/2.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 4-23-72-2 FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES! Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft. FREE gym membership and FREE cable! 352-332-7401 4-23-72-2 LIVE THE LIFE! All Inclusive Ind. leases Big 2/2s 3/3s & 4/4s Filling fast -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 Living! 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 class, 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 10-5/sun by appt. Windmeadows Apartments 3700 Windmeadows Apts (behind Butler Plaza) 352-373-3558 4-23-71-2 Yf d fI I~ h r LAKEWOOD VILLAS Ask About Our Move In Specials Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer; Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool; Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314 www.lakewoodvillias.com 04-23-08-72-2 IS 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: 888-5094649 M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5 4-23-08-72-2 2 ~ Available Now -Walk to UF 3BR house centAC/H $895 3BR 2BA home $1100 Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 4-23-08-72-2 1 BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard in small quiet professional complex. Close to ShandsVNA 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 10th 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 13-08-452 ARBOR Ask About Our Move In Specials 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 B~s from $599 -Avail Pall 2008 Pets loved. Wood floors available 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 4-23-08-72-2 Available Now & Fall Visions South Apis. ,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/hike/un 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 352-21 33901 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 UF! WOOD FLOORS! 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/CbI incl $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 UP/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 PALL 2008. Several properties VERY clove to UF. Check out new project COTTAGES AT NORMAN. For details visit our website w. bellaproperties.net or call 335-5424. 2-6-08-20-2 Beautiful Townhouse/condo 2BR/2.uBA, W/D, quiet, only 1 year old, 35th Pl. Close to UF & Shands. On ubs route. $1100/mo. Available immediately. Call 352335-3786 2-21-08-30-2 3 bedroom Across from UF 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 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-i,. *SUN ISLAND APTO **Walk or Bike to Campusee 1-1 from $560/moOO2-1 from $660/mo www.sunisland.info@@@376-6720 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 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 Z tickets immediately available. Dinner -date based on availability, rnuSt call for reservations. PRANGE'S The'%W PPODROME en Me tini Pot. D Judges will vote on the following: V Funniest V Most Sincere V Longest V Mushiest V V Best Poem V Strangest V Judges Choice V

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16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurni S) 1 unrnishe j unfunis 9 bleases ** LUXURY APTS ** CLOSEST TO CLASS 2bd/2ba available for Fall wwrLookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111 4-23-59-2 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 2-4-13-2 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 UFl 372-7111 4-23-08-58-2 Available Aug 1st -1BR/1BA 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 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 2QR 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 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 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/1BA apt 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 ack 0o 1" 1re Cono-MIc'r-'4 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 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 lba 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 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!! 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 Malt & Tower 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/ molt 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 CASABLANCA WEST! 3BR 2.5BA TH, Porch, w/d hookups, pool, $895/rent 2735 SW 35th Place #201 Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-085-2 CONVENIENT TO SHANDS/UFI Quiet 2BR 1BA TH, wood laminate flooring, newer carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent, 4536 SW 44th Ln Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-085-2 BIKE TO CLASSI 3BR 3BA, ceramic tile, Fenced yard, washer/dryer, carport, lawn svc Included, pets considered, $1100/rent, 217 NW 35th St. Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 2-1-085-2 2/1 Completely upgraded throughoutAll new kitchen stainless appliances All new bath Cable/high speed internet avail Separate laundry room 1 mile from UF, Shands, shopping $765/mo. Sorry, no pets e-mail jlglackin@yahoo.com or 727-423-9463. Bckgrd/credit check required. 2-1-08-5-2 Walk to UF. May: 3bd 2bth house $1300. 2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2bd lbth $700. 1bd lbth $550. Studio $400.00 Aug: 2bd 2.5 bth twn house $1000. 2 bd 1 bth $700. 1bd Ibth $550. 1 yr, SD, NS, No pets. gvll32601@gmail.com or 352-870-7256. 328-08-40-2 Huge bedroom suite with separate sifting/ study area, private home on 20 acres, private entrance. All utilities, cable, internet. $595/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd 332-1429 Kathy 2-29-08-25-2 Room for rent in Hidden Lake 5 minutes from campus. Located on 21st Ave right off 13th St. Two roomates looking for a third. Large bedroom with own private bathroom. $300 dollars a month plus split of utilities. Call Joey for info 305-989-6981 2-4-08-5-2 5 BEDROOM HOUSE Walk To UF Clean, Parking, Great House contact John @ 561-866-8234 2-4-5-2 [ eases 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.SUBLETcom 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 850-519-2180. 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 239 849 4488 1-29-08-16-03 The Polo's 1BR/1BD FREE TANNING, fireplace, 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! Kerri 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 across 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 st. from Univ. No security dep. spysquirrel87@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 WANTEDTHE 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!!! 1-29-08-5-3 JANUARY RENT & UTILITIES FREE lbd/lba 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 internet, & more. Need 1 male to take over lease thru Aug08. $575/mo, water/util incl. 321-276-1278 for more info. 1-29-4-3 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 352-3281075 (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 all-inclusive. 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 1/1 At Sun Bay Apartments. Feb rent free. Walk to UF. On Santa Fe Bus route 43. 560 a month plus utilities. Lease runs through 7/31/ 08. Live alone today. No security deposit. Call Frantz at 678-697-1318. 1-31-08-4-3 In Camelotnear UF Law School. One bedroom + study.$775 per month. Free internet,Club House and more. Until July 2008. Last Month for free! Call 305-788-3957 2-6-08-7-3 Female roommate wanted in spacious 3/2.5 townhouse, on bus route, great roommates, rent negotiable(<315), quiet and clean person preferred. Contact 352-870-8911 for more info 2-4-5-3 2Bed2Bath Sublease. Bellamay Grand. Small pets ok. Available ASAP. 1090 Sqft. Rent negotiable. 352-494-7144. www.bellamaygrand.com for info on complex 2-4-08-5-3 Great reduced price. 2bd/1bath, laundry room, pets allowed, right on 5th Ave only a 5 mis. walk to campus and walking distance to the restaurants and bars on University. Please call Kristen (904)254-5518. 2-1108-10-3 Quiet house on 17th St behind Swampl Huge pvt BR. 3 min walk to UF! Hi-spd intemet, cable tv, W/D, wood floor, fireplace! Females only. Negotiable rent! Call Prissy @ 386-6883071 or pnelson@alligator.org 2-25-08-20-3 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" I .3'." --N I I .3' I 01 5

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 17 leases Roommates Roommates Real Estate Furni'hings Rm for rent w/ priv bath $575/mo Util.,Cable&/nternet inIcud. 3 awesome female roomies Call Dannie@239-265-1155 or email@ginger6@ufl.edu 2-4-08-5-3 RAoormmatd! 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 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 Rooms for rest 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 tub, tennis, 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 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. ALSO 5BR house, bike to UF. $1000. 352371-9409 2-14-08-20-4 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 2-15-08-204 Avail Immediately. Perfect for Grad/Med/ Intl students. Large room w/pvt bath in large, quiet home 5 min to UF. $550/mo + utils. WID, CH/AC. Newly decorated. Call 352-284-0979 Short term available. 2-1908-20-4 $595 incl all utiis. 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 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 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 util FLEXIBLE Lease! 352-870-7393 2-1-08-7-4 1BR/iBA Available 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//I one room has a private entrance. Right off of Tower rd. 10 min drive from condoto 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. Uti i/cap. Jan-July, 386-676-9703 or email nukkenl@ao.com. 1-31-08-5-4 AVAIL NOW. 1 BR/BA in 2 BR/BA quiet large condo, nicely furnished, except BR, w/female UF grad student, bus route, pool. $420 + 1/2 util. 207-338-1808 sandy talbot@msn.com 2-8-10-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over 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 M. M PARRIS11 REALTORS"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. 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. SAY YOU WERE REFERRED BY THIS AD AND SAVE!!! 1New 2, 3, & 4BR Upscale Condos with unique Architectural detailing. Starting at $215,000 Opening August 2008. 352-3737959 www.coftagegroveatgainesville.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 Surprisingly Simple ****FREE ONLINE CATALOG**** www.CondosNearUF.com www.HomesNearUF.com CampusReaty3363900 2-11-08-20-5 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 3 kfos 5ei3ry Of-I I -Jojm-1 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 *** 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 GATORSI 2-508-10-5 2/1 condo, walking/biking distance to UF, VA, Vet School, Summit House on SW 16th Ave. $135,999. Call 352-843-0862 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 GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM 80% SOLD OUT! BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION CLOSE TO UF AND SHANDS Starting in the mid $170's 2BR12.5BA 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 HOUSE FOR SALE 226 NW 19th Ave 2Br 1ba remodeled with New appaliances including dishwasher. New central heat & a/c, nice fenced yard. Must See! REDUCED at $79,500.00 CALL Dana 352-281-5482 21-08-5-5 Furmshings 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 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. CaR 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, cupho/ders, 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 Computers CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS Working or not, Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 4-23-72-7 C D Ml P 0 T E R 6 4-23-59-7

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I t 18, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 Computers motorcycle, Mopeds Aut Help Wanted Hek Wanted Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/IlD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.GurlorlandComputers.com 4-23-59-7 Bcycles In the market for a new set of wheels orjust looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 1-31-10-9 F S 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/eu. 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. $1800/01B0. Call 745-1255. Keystone Heights. 1-29-08-10-11 2005 Suzuki GS 50OF 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 IWr a PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-23-08-72-10 UP SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS 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 Sony Trinitron 34" HDTV WIDESCREEN Inc 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 @14K WHITE GOLD DIAMOND EARRINGS This would make the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, 14K 0.45 cttw asking $350 352-281-2699 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY, LOCALS ONLY 2-1-5-10 ~rcyc~,Mopds) ** 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! 118 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 4-2 3-7,1 11 ***www.BuyMyScooter.com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-23-08-72-11 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 Gatc'r Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-23-08-72-11 f il Autos FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR* ORunning or not!* NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS 00ver 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 $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcarus 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! 00 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREESOO 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. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13 MUST SELL -LEAVING NISSAN ALTIMA 2006 2.5 S, 4 door, 26k miles, silver. Call 373-8884 1-29-10-12 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 0 More than 300 vehicles in stock @ 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 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 :,,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 $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2372-13 BEAN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 2-1-08-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for goldjewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-2372-13 Help 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 alliga at I or 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 29th. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA 1-29-5-08-6-14 LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, personal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-23-72-14 CNA CLASS: $2501 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 58.35-59.40/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 wwwgatorsneedjobs.com Paid survey takers seeded in Gainesville. 100% FREE to ioin. 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 55 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 NW 4th 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** PT, FIT, 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 1-29-0730-14 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 Summer Jobs 0 $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The FloridaElks 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. 2-1-08-16-14 HOUSE CLEANING JOB All around Cleaning & Laundry PT -M-F 1 um-Spin, $6.75hr Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 2-1-08-16-14 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 FT & PT Teachers needed at play-based child care center for children ages 6wks to Syrs. Must love children! Great work environment. Health Insurance paid for full time employees. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 211-08-15-14 Bonuses, Benefits & Upward Mobility: FT & PT openings for outgoing, customer friendly sales/leasing agents w/ strong sales/closing skills. Fax/email resume, cover letter & avail achedule 352-376-6269 hr@trimarkproperties.com 4-23-59-14 PIT, 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 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 19 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services 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 2-5-08-15-14 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 4-23-0865-14OFFICE 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. SlVA1950@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 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 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 J ) JS9LCI U 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 Come join a rapidly growing and publicly traded medical device company, in a Recruiting position. This is an excellent opportunity for career development and to work in a teambased environment. Responsibilities include assist with recruiting for production employees, facilitate the orientation process, process temporary employees, and monitor recruitment supplies. Two years human resource experience and bachelor's degree preferred. Candidates must be detail oriented & have excellent communication skills. Send cover letter, resume, and salary history to human.resources@exac.com. Visit www.exac.com for more information. 129-08-5-14 Lucrative business opportunity. No experience 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 micanopyve t@bellsouth.net or fax to (352) 466-4267. 1-29-08-5-14 a "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 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 positions. 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 motivated, exp line cooks & servers. Please apply in person, located in Uptown Village at Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 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 G8RBAY.com Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs & Competitive $ Sales Experience Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to gsrbay@bellsouth.net 2-20-08-20-14 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 ATTN: NE1 Look no futher. Goofy's LLC. Is 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 parttime 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 Local paid internship with Servpro. Person needs to be friendly, outgoing and neat appearance. 15-25 hrs/wk. Tasks include building relationships with clients. No previous experience required. Computer skills, personal vehicle and resume required. Send resume to servpro9519@bellsouth.net or fax 352-374-6591. 2-1-08-5-14 Exactech, Inc. "A Great Day in the O.R." Custodian needed to maintain a beautiful medical device manufacturing facility. Must have previous custodial work experience. This is a full time position in a pleasant team-based working environment with exceptional pay & benefits. Please send cover letter, resume & salary history to human.resources@exac.com or fax 352378-2517 2-1-08-5-14 SALES ASSISTANTS NEEDEDI Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomlinson Motor Co is hiring sales assistants. Full or part time. Flexible hours. Good driving record a must! Apply in person 3580 N. Main St. Gainesville 2-1-08-5-14 FT./PT-Professional Salesperson Great Pay and Bonus Opportunites Local Office at NW 10th Ave. and 6th St. Call 321-406-1123 or 914-816-1123 Email QualityAssuredLLC@yahoo,com 2-1-5-14 Greed is good. We're a Gainesville-area newspaper looking for an advertising sales rep who loves to make money. This person needs to be able to impress a client and speak eloquently. We need an ad representative who can not only walk into a business and show off the paper and its Website but also write detailed, professional letters to clients. We need somebody who can attend Chamber of Commerce meetings and have no problems starting conversations with complete strangers. Your reward for having this sort of talent will be a great paycheck. We pay a base salary plus a very generous percentage of whatever you sell. Yob will not be disappointed. We don't care if you're just graduating from college or have decades of experience. We're looking for somebody who can dazzle us and our clients. Please write us a great cover letter and tell us why we should consider you. If we like what we see, we'll contact you-and snswer your questions. Send your cover letter, resume and any other supporting material to: Ad Rep Position P O Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 4-2358-14 Chiropractic Asst. Front Office, PT, energetic person, organized, detailed. 2:30pm -7pm M-Th. $10/hr. Fax resume to 352-331-9230. 2-1-08-5-14 Gnv nonprofit, Florida Organic Growers/ Quality Certification Services, seeks 1 FT organic processing certification coordinator, 1 FT livestock coordinator and 1 FT inspector. Exp/training in the organic industry prefd. Send resume to fog@foginfo.org or fax to 352-377-8363. 2-4-08-5-14 400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs! 3 Coed Summer Camps in PA. Travel Paid. Top Salary. Cool Nights & Warm Days! 1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-2308-57-14 Sales and Marketing Coordinator Ideal opportunity for right candidate who wants to break away from sales and get into marketing at professional growing company. Outgoing, customer friendly and meticulous applicants only. Previous successful sales exp & computer skills req. No mngmnt exp needed. Email resume and cover letter to hr@trimarkproperties.com 4-23-58-14 Services IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. 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Class sizes limited. 3381193 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 instruction; 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/inalysis and review: RESUMECITYUSA@AOL.Com 2-11-08-55-15 **AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS** Plaques Name Badges 0 Cups 0 Etc. 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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 .ALLIGATOR, 21 UF MEN'S BASKETBALL Former Gator Humphrey searches for new team By JENNA MARINA Alligator Staff Writer jmarina@alligator.org When Gators forward Dan Werner strolled into the training room to get taped before Sunday's game against Vanderbilt, he was shocked to see his former roadgame roommate, Lee Humphrey, standing there -without his hair. Humphrey impulsively decided Saturday to fly to Gainesville to visit his girlfriend and some friends and to check out the team, so he hopped on a plane and made it into town at 2 a.m. "It was just awesome to see Lee," Werner said. "I see he shaved his head. That's pretty wild. I like it, though." Humphrey, who holds the UF record (288) and NCAA Tournament record (47) for career 3-pointers, returned home to Maryville, Tenn., two days before Christmas after he was released from the Greek team PAOK. The Greek league allows only two American players per team, and. when PAOK felt it needed a point guard, Humphrey was cut for former Loyola (Md.) player Jason Rowe. Humphrey said he had a lot to adjust to while overseas, from the style of play to the culture. The play is a lot more physical and losing games was something new. "We struggled. We weren't doing that well, which was a difficult change for me," Humphrey said. Then there was his living environment. Humphrey arrived in Greece on Aug. 26 to a non-air-conditioned condominium and temperatures climbed to 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to sleep, Humphrey removed the mattress from his bed frame and laid it on the floor in front of his balcony. Sheets and a comforter were out of the question. Humphrey's travels to China and Brazil with the Sports Reach program while he was in college helped him adjust to the culture, but he said the language barrier was sometimes too much to overcome. "Greek is hard," he said. "I was only there for four months. I can say a few phrases, and I picked up some stuff from the guys in the locker room. There was a few times, though, that I just had to resort to waving my hands." E Still, Humphrey enjoyed the four months he spent living in Greece. He said he could see Mount Olympus from his balcony on a clear day, and he enjoyed immersing himself in the biblical sites, not to mention the cuisine. "I'm not picky. I'll play for anyone." Lee Humphrey Former UF guard Humphrey said Greek salad was his favorite dish. But it's not like the kind made in America, and he apparently liked it so much that he could rattle off all the ingredients by memory during the phone interview -onions, tomatoes, olive oil. While he was overseas, Humphrey missed out on receiving his national championship ring at an on-field ceremony when UF's football team hosted Tennessee on Sept. 15. Although he regretted his absence, his parents accepted the ring on his behalf. His mother had her cell phone on during the presentation so her son could listen to the applause on the other end. Humphrey finally saw the ring when he came home -"it's really big" -and his parents keep it in a safety deposit box with the rest of his championship jewelry. Humphrey said he would like to continue playing overseas, and he hopes he will find a team to play for within the next week "I'm not picky," Humphrey said. "I'll play for anyone. e ,. Ii,. C~opyrigntea iviateriai Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" HURRY HERE TO GET THIS DEAL te wireless authorize ao gett .Of03.,>4703> 41>' 4' >~ThefireleesCo. 0 nV,34tfl3t In the Putlix Cr ub MOTORAZR see Store for Detals T 3 8 I I CALL US 352-378-4 101 OR VIS1T 51SW3tSe GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS N S25% OFF any one GHC Product Contbe (.Orninod, e Ncci o 3914 6W Archer Rd onl~,,y available at 000000 Pla.0 1-io,5 !.DailvSpeconlt 377-6023 EpO!1100 Contact us at 1352 3734482 alfigator Former UF guard Lee Humphrey dribbles past Arkansas guard Dontell Jefferson during the Gators' 74-71 victory against the Razorbacks in 2006. ?,. ttAE"'hh k 1 ti

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Sports TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alIigatorSports.org Gators climb to No. 20 in AP Poll N UF WAS RANKED NO. 25 IN NOVEMBER. By'DANNY KLEIN Alligator Staff Writer dklein@alligator.org The national champions are back in the national picture. After spending much of the season unranked, UF (18-3, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) cracked the polls Monday, coming in at No.20 in theAssociated Press Poll. UF was ranked 25th in the second poll of the season, but a convincing 65-51 loss to Florida -State sent the Gators off the charts for more than a month. They have now won seven of their last eight games and are coming off a dominating 8664 victory against then-No.14 Vanderbilt, who has since fallen to No. 19. The revamped Gators have enjoyed the surprising success so far this season. UF's 5-1 conference mark is something even its own players never saw coming. "What are we now, 5-1?" center Marreese Speights said. "I bet no one, not even Coach (Billy Donovan), expected that." In recent years, UF has been a staple in the polls, and after finishing the last two seasons ranked No. 1, many outsiders felt this group belongs on the list. But voters and experts have been skeptical of this new squad devoid of the big names that defined UP's rise to the top. Even Donovan questioned his team, pointing to its inconsistencies and youth as holes he wasn't sure he could fill. "Any preseason ranking on our team or any ranking of where we're supposed to be in the SEC to me is completely unrealistic," Donovan said before UF's opener against Flagler, "just because none of these guys have played, so who really knows." 'What are we now, 5-1? 1 bet no one, not even Coach (Billy Donovan), expected that." Marreese Speights UF sophomore center Then UF failed to impress when the opportunities arose. The Gators suffered two lopsided losses to FSU and Ohio State and a loss to a ranked Mississippi team on the road. The Gators needed a signature win and got it Sunday against Vanderbilt. Now, the question becomes, how will this inexperienced group react? Donovan expressed concern over the fragile egos of his players, who will now face success foreign to many of them. "Sometimes I think the most difficult thing for a young basketball team to handle is success," he said. "We're not that good that we think we can show up in practice, show up in SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23 Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator FSU guard Jason Rich scores over UF forward Dan Werner in the Gators' 65-51 loss in November, the last time UF was ranked. UF BASEBALL New NCAA start dates compress season By EVAN DREXLER Alligator Staff Writer edrexler@alligator.org With less than a month until baseball season begins, some signs of the sport's arrival are showing at McKethan Stadium. Workers were laying down bricks on the concourse and mowing the infield grass Monday morning, but the surest indication of baseball's commencement comes Friday That's when full team practices start. First year UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan, a former pitching coach at Clemson and Virginia, stressed the importance of the Gators' pitching staff in practice and at the season's onset. "The first couple weeks we've got five games a week, so we're going to really put our pitching to the test early on," he O'Sullivan said at a press conference Monday. "Our biggest concern right now is making sure we solidify our roles on the pitching staff." Instead of the usual threeor four-game weeks that they are used to, schools will play a more compressed schedule this season after the NCAA instituted universal start dates for practice and games. Full team practice begins nationwide Friday, and games cannot start until Feb. 22, when UF hosts Siena College. For the last seven years, UF baseball has had an average start date of Feb. 7 and even began play on Jan. 20 in 2000. Teams are still playing the same 56-game schedule, but with SEE BASE, PAGE 23 UF sheds young label with big wins iy Donovan has spent most of this season trying to convince us not to buy into any hype surrounding his team. Until recently, I agreed with him. UF rose to No. 20 in the AP Poll Monday after demolishing thenNo. 14 Vanderbilt on Sunday, a well-deserved honor. Granted, the last time the Gators ere ranked (No 25 i SNovember), Mike McCall Florida State McCall-in' It s 1 a p p e d Like I See It them around mmccai@ailgator.org at home,. but I've seen something different from thIs team lately They were supposed to be inconsistent and easily rattled because that's just how young teams are. Right? Actually, they've been pretty solid. The areas in which you'd expect an inexperienced team to struggle haven't exactly plagued UP. The Gators are No. 6 in the country in shooting percentage (50.2 percent) and ranked in the top 25 in turnovers, fouls and assists. All of those are categories where young teams usually have difficulties. Part of those successes are due to a non-conference schedule that would make even a Big Ten football team blush, but six games into the Southeastern Conference slate, UF is starting to turn heads and making me think it can contend for the conference title. The Gators are 5-1 in the SEC, with the only loss a 2-point game at then-No. 18 Mississippi. Wins over Vanderbilt and Kentucky at home were impressive, and a road victory against SEE MIKE, PAGE 23 *Men's basketball: No. 7 Tennessee vs. Alabama ESPN, 9 p.m. Florida St. vs. Virginia Tech FSN, 9 p.m. 5-* NBA: Minnesota center Chris Richard was assigned to the NBA Developmental League on Monday. The rookie averaged 1.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 24 games for the Timberwolves this season, and he will now suit up for the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Today's question: Where should the UF men's basketball team be ranked? Nos. 11-15 16-20 21-25 Unranked Monday's question: Who was the men's basketball team's most outstanding player in last week's wins against South Carolina and Vanderbilt? Pe,cet (Votes) Calathes 46% (31) Werner 35% (24) Speights 19% (13) 68 TOTAL VOTES

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 23 UF MEN'S TENNIS Gators prepareifor first challenge By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC the Hur Alligator Writer Gainesvi cyazbec@alligator.org Miami revenge The No. 14 UF men's tennis "Mia team will face a tough earlybiggest season test on Tuesday when said Jac it travels to Miami to take on six seas the No. 36 Hurricanes. opponen The matchup will be the It's the I first of two road matches this year for week for the young squad, a huge which is coming off a 7-0 win pecially against Furman on Sunday. guys wh UF coach Andy Jackson second d said things will not be as While easy as they were in the first for the r match when the team faces its said the in-state rival on the road, essult mig pecially when fielding a team gets the with so little experiencethe first "The thing that I'm very NCAA t well aware of is that the step Last up for five freshmen is huge Florida going to Miami," he said. quently The Gators shut out Tallahas MIKE, from page 22 an Alabama team that was supposed to physically dominate them said a lot for the team's toughness. Freshman Nick Calathes has yet to wilt under the pressure of being the squad's best offensive weapon, and Marreese ricanes last year in lie, and they know would like to enact on its archrival. ni is one of our two natural rivalries," son, who is 27-1 in ons against in-state ts. "They hate us. biggest match of the them. It's going to be challenge for us, essince we've got five o are playing in their ual match." the match is good ivalry itself, Jackson more important reht be that the winner inside track to host two rounds of the tournament in May. year, UF lost to State and consehad to travel to see later that year for the first two rounds. Jackson hopes his team can avoid that same scenario with Miami. "It's a big match because of how it will impact who will get to host," Jackson said. "For me and for our team, I think it's a lot more incentive. It's going to be a big challenge for Jackso" us. Senior Greg Ouellette, coming off a 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory on Sunday, will lead the Gators on the No. 1 court. He has never lost to Miami, so he knows what it will take to pull out a victory. "They've got a really good team," Ouellette said. "It will be a good challenge for me and especially the team." Ouellette said that with so many freshmen on the team, it's tough for him to gauge how they will respond to each match. "You .don't know what to expect," he said. "They're really talented. We have one of the most talented teams I've been on, but it's tough to have that confidence because you haven't seen them do it yet. But I feel like once they sink their teeth into it, they'll definitely start picking it up.", As for Ouellette's own expectations on Tuesday's match and the rest of the season: "It's my last year," he said. "I want to try to make the most of it. I love being able to play (No.) 1 and have the crowd behind me. It's really a treat." Speights has had the proverbial fire lit betion-mark phase, so let's drop that "baby neath him recently as he becomes a threat Gators" label, because UF has proven it down low. can play more than just a few competitive All of this is subject to change of course, games. as UF still has to face No. 7 Tennessee twice Next Tuesday, the Gators will take on and travel to Vanderbilt and Kentucky, but the Volunteers in Knoxville, and I won't be it's at least clear that the Gators have the shocked if they come out with a win. ability to make a run in the postseason. If they do, even Donovan may have to They've advanced out of the quesbelieve the hype. O'Sullivan stresses need for pitching depth, expresses interest in UF forward Allen BASE, from page 22 the games closer together. "There's no more of those thre games a week .where you've got the whole week off," O'Sullivan said. The schedule squeeze puts the most strain on the pitchers' arms, he added. "It's certainly a whole staff contribution," he said. "Your time is limited as far as getting their arms in shape." It also increases the importance of pitchers lower on the depth charts. "You're using more pitchers "There's nothing we can do about it. Everybody in the country is facing the same thing." Kevin O'Sullivan UF baseball coach with the schedule the way it is," O'Sullivan said. "That eighth, ninth, 10th pitcher is important. It certainly gives you a lot more ideas before you enter conference play." O'Sullivan has not discussed the late start with his athletes but said they must play the hand they have been dealt. "It's something that's there," O'Sullivan said. "There's nothing we can do about it. Everybody in the country is facing the same thing." The dense schedule does allow the team to feel itself out faster than usual. "You've got to find out about your club early," O'Sullivan said. "We'll throw the guys right into the fire." As for the top pitchers on the team, O'Sullivan discussed who he felt would step into big roles. Kyle Mullaney, a right-handed sophomore who can throw three pitches for strikes, could see starts on Friday nights. O'Sullivan described Mullaney as consistent and UF junior Stephen Locke fields a bunt against Central Florida last season at Mc Gators will need Locke to recapture his 2005 self to bolster a young pitching staff. Alligator File Photo (ethan Stadium. The a fast worker. He finished last year with a 4-2 record, and his 4.25 ERA is third-lowest among returning pitchers. Junior lefty Stephen Locke looks to return to form after a disappointing 2007. O'Sullivan hopes he gets back to his 2005 self, when he went 5-2 with a 4.04 ERA. Sophomore Billy Bullock and freshman Tommy Toledo could also see consistent time on the mound. The team is relatively healthy and in good shape, O'Sullivan said, and he actually prefers beginning late because it gives the team more time to exercise after winter break. "There's no way to get your pitchers in shape before that date," O'Sullivan said. NO ALLEN YET: UF basketball forward Adam Allen, who averages 11.9 minutes and 5 points per game, may join the baseball team after the basketball season is over. O'Sullivan made it clear that Allen would not talk to the baseball team until basketball ends but seemed interested in the idea. "We really haven't had a whole lot of contact with Adam," O'Sullivan said. "His first responsibility right now is basketball, and when they're done with their season we'll certainly address it at that point." Allen played first base and pitcher in high school, sometimes reaching 90 mph on the radar gun. His 'cousin Ryne Jermigan plays second base and shortstop for the University of South Alabamg, Ranking may be mixed blessing HOOPS, from page 22 games and just win. "But if we want to be a good team, a good program, we're going tobe ranked. We want to be ranked. It's recognition that you have a good team, but we need to be able to handle those expectations,I don't know if we deserve to be there or not, but we need to keep things in perspective." The Gators have enjoyed flying under the radar this season. Men's UF's mostexperienced Basketball player, junior Walter Hodge, wondered if the team would be better without recognition. "When we're not ranked we stay focused," Hodge said. "Teams don't think about us. I bet all the teams in the nation just come here thinking they can beat us." As the Gators move forward, Donovan hopes the national attention will help the team improve. He noted that UT still has a way to go before it reaches where it needs to be. "It's fantasy land," Donovan said. "You get wrapped up in all this stuff, but the bottom line is, it's not Selection Sunday. You have to go play games."

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24, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Gators starting to look towards NCAA Tournament By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer < pkegler@alIigator.org Sunday's win at South Carolina may turn out to be a pivotal point in the season, and it turns out the team got a hint of that from its coaching staff before the game. Assistant coach Susie Gardner said MSnday that the coaches spoke to the players specifically about the NCAA Tournament and how big a win against the Gamecocks would be on the heels of a blowout loss to Georgia on Thursday "Sometimes as a coaching staff you take a chance," said Gardner, who filled in for head coach Amanda Butler at Monday's press conference because Butler is out recruiting. "Do you want to put that added pressure on a team? Can they handle success? We felt like we had nothing to lose by telling them, 'You all need to be talking about the NCAA Tournament."' Despite a lackluster 1-1 week with a bad loss and a win against a team it was supposed to defeat, someone else thinks the Gators might play in the Big Dance. ESPN.com analyst Charlie Creme included UF (1456, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) in his weekly bracket projection for the first time Monday. He slotted the Gators as the No. 10 seed in the Oklahoma City region. With an RPI of 39 according to CollegeRPI.com, UF has just one win against a team with a sub-50 RPI -its season-opening 82-71 win at home against Xavier. "If nothing else, the Gators have been consistent," Creme wrote. "But at some point they will need to beat someone they aren't supposed to." UF will have that chance this week as Vanderbilt (14-6, 3-2 SEC, 26 RPI) comes to town Thursday and No. 8 LSU (16-3, 5-0 SEC, 11 RPI) visits Sunday Gardner couldn't tell how the team took the talk initially because there wasn't a lot of reaction. They didn't even nod, she said. "I think behind the scenes when we're not in that locker room, I believe that it has come up in conversation," she said. "I heard that Depree Bowden is talking about it, and that's important. .We needed to just plant the seed and where they take it is up to them." Each win is crucial for a Gators team that still has road dates against Georgia and Tennessee ahead. "We have to be realistic when you look at our SEC schedule," Gardner said. "We have to be honest with ourselves that there are certain teams out there that have the name Tennessee, LSU on their jerseys. South Carolina was a game that one, we needed to play well, and two, flat out, we needed to win." LOSING THE BATTLE ON THE GLASS: UF has been outrebounded by double digits in the last two games after winning the rebounding battle in 14 of its first 18 games. Some of this may have to do with the Gators facing taller frontcourts. Georgia has 6-foot-3 All-American Tasha Humphrey and 6-foot-5 Angel Robinson, and South Carolina has 6-foot-6 Ilona Burgrova and 6-foot4 Demetress Adams. Contrast that with UF's tallest player, 6-foot-3 Aneika Henry, who averages 6.2 rebounds per game. Henry has plenty of help from her shorter teammates, though -Marshae Dotson averages 8.9 boards per game, and Sharielle Smith contributes 6.1. Dotson ranks second in the SEC with 9.2 rebounds per game in conference play. LSU's Sylvia Fowles, the league's leading rebounder in conference games, comes to town Sunday. UF did grab two key rebounds near the end of Sunday's game, one each by Dotson and Henry. "It is something we need to address, but at the same time you can still win basketball games while being outrebounded if you get the right ones," Gardner said. HENRY WORKING ON OFFENSE: Henry, a junior college transfer, continues to have a rough time scoring against the taller opponents in her first season of SEC play. 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