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MONDAY, AUGUST .18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 3

UF ADMINISTRATION

Budget cuts reshaping the freshman experience


By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

He entered the scene as a man
with plenty of options.
When Bernie Machen took the
reins at UF in 2003, state dollars,
new projects and fundraising flour-
ished throughout the university.
The university's chance of
achieving world-class renown was
-in the president's sight.
In the span of about five years,
however, molding UF into a top 10
university has taken a backseat to
Machen's new and more pressing
goal: delivering students a qual-
ity education amid unprecedented
state-funding shortfalls.
This fall, UF freshmen will enter
a campus that has $47 million less
than last year's budget. Eight facul-
ty members and 68 staff employees
have been laid off, and others have
left by choice.
Machen said he. avoided mak-
ing cuts that had a direct impact on
students, including areas such as
course availability and campus life.
However, at least one freshman
event, an annual pep rally called
Gatorfest, was cut for financial and
scholastic reasons.
Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice presi-
dent for student affairs, said she
hopes to replace the rally, where
students learned classic cheers and
songs, with a "convocation" that
will promote the "academic pur-


pose" of being at UF.
The ceremony would involve
more faculty than cheerleaders, and
it would be planned for next fall at
the earliest, Telles-Irvin said.
Other parts of UF's budget-cut-
ting plan include reducing enroll-
ment by 1,000 students annually for
four years.
Enrollment has typically been
around 52,000, but this year there
will be one-third, or about 1,000,
fewer transfer students on campus.
Many offerings in UF's sports
and fitness program were also cut
for this fall. Snorkeling and scuba
diving courses are still available,
but students will not be able to
learn activities such as flag football,
yoga, badminton, racquetball, Latin
dance or basketball for class credit.
Students will also have less lan-
guage options this fall. To meet a 6
percent cut, the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences will not offer
courses in Korean and Vietnamese
languages, and doctoral programs
in French, German and philosophy
will not be allowed to admit stu-
dents for three years starting with
the 2009-2010 academic year.
And with a fuel bill anticipated
to be about $8 million more than
last year, Machen is looking for
even more ways to cut costs. A four-
day school week, a model used by
many community colleges to cut
costs, is not out of consideration,
he said.
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Hall on Aug. 4.
at full schedule," he said. "I think
as the year rolls 'on, we're going to
have to adapt."
As for cracking the top 10 of U.S.
News & World Report's ranking of
public universities, Machen said all
he hopes is-UF doesn't regress from


its No. 17 ranking last year. UF has
been weak in areas such as faculty
resources and class sizes, he said.
Even though UF's growth has
slowed, he is hopeful UF can chart
itself back into prestigious territory.
"I still believe that we have the


basics to be a world-class, top 10
university, but I can't do it unless I
can figure out how to get more re-
sources for the university," Machen
said. "The faculty's in place. The
students are in place. It's my re-
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As you study, eat and exercise
in campus buildings this fall, take
a minute to consider the people
whose names mark their entrances.
Many of the men and women who
have campus buildings named for
them played a vital role in making
UF the university it is today.
The J. Wayne Reitz Union
The Reitz Union was built in
1967 and is actually UF's second
student union, said Carl Van Ness,
UF historian. Dauer Hall, built in
1932, was the first, but after more
than thirty years, the student
body outgrew the former union,
he said.
The current union is named for
UF's fifth president, who served
from 1955 to 1967.
J. Wayne Reitz, of Kansas, was
the first non-southerner to lead the
school, Van Ness said. His presi-
dency was notable for the racial
integration of UF, he said.
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American student enrolled in the
Levin College of Law, thus mak-
ing UF the first state school in
Florida to integrate. Because of
Reitz's good relationship with the
student body, the integration was
smoother than in other Southern
schools, Van Ness said.
His tenure was also marked by
the expansion of campus, which
grew by more than 300 buildings
with a price tag of $50 million, ac-
cording to the UF Web site.
"He was a successful and popu-
lar president," Van Ness said.
The Stephen C.
O'Connell Center
The O'Connell Center, built
in 1980, was the first large-scale,
multi-purpose facility on campus,
Van Ness said. Prior to its con-
struction, basketball games and
events that drew large audiences
were held in the Florida Gym.
Stephen C. O'Connell was the
sixth president of the university
and the first alumnus to hold the
office, Van Ness said.
As a student, he was captain of
the UF boxing team, Florida Blue
Key president and Student Body
president.
His university presidency,
which lasted from 1967 to 1973,
was marked by the turmoil of re-
sistance to the Vietnam War in a
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ous sit-downs, including one by the Black
Student Union, whose members felt that
little was being done to recruit black stu-
dents, according to the UF Web site.
Sixty-six students were arrested, and
when O'Connell didn't grant them am-
nesty, about a third of the black population
left the university.


The Robert Marston Science Li-
brary
Many know the Robert Marston Science
Library, built in 1987, by its architectural
sculpture "Alachua," also referred to by its
student-given name, "The French Fries."
Robert Marston was the seventh presi-
dent of the university and was recruited
because of his reputation for implementing
affirmative action, a point of contention at
UF, Van Ness said.
"I think he was very empathetic about
taking integration seriously and recruiting
black professors," he said.


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Editorial

Brave New World

Some unsolicited advice

for incoming freshmen
Congratulations, you made it. You have matriculated to
one of the most prestigious public universities in the
entire United States. You are now an official member
of The Gator Nation. Allow us to offer you a hearty Orange
and Blue welcome. We would also like to give you some un-
solicited and hopefully useful advice about what to expect
and how to take full advantage of the fantastic voyage upon
which you are about to embark.
To say that the 2008-2009 freshmen class is an elite bunch is
an understatement. Less than a quarter of this year's applicants
for admission were accepted (out of the more than 28,000 who
applied, only 6,600 were admitted). You are the survivors of
what has become an increasingly arduous and highly selective
competition: the college admissions process. And you should
be proud of yourselves for earning a spot at the Sunshine State's
flagship university. But don't let it go to your heads. Don't rest
on your high school laurels and expect to do well here.
Speaking of laurels, if you would permit us to inject a
shameless plug, we hope you will make Darts and Laurels
- the Alligator's weekly lampoon-apalooza of winners and
losers - a part of your Friday routine. We at the Department
of Darts and Laurels strive to inform our readers as we vent
our frustrations and dole out plaudits in an attempt to bring
levity to the fluctuations of this crazy world.
But our ultimate wish is for you to become regular read-
ers of the Alligator, and not just the Opinions and Sports
sections. We are a hard-hitting, independent, student-run,
journalistic tour de force (and we're not pretentious at all)
that strives to inform the student body on the pressing cam-
pus, local, state and national issues of the day. And we have
a virtuoso of a cartoonist, too.
We're confident that daily reading of these pages will result
in increased intelligence and a better quality of life - or failing
that, something to pass the time while you're ridding the bus
or waiting for class to start. The crossword puzzle isn't the only
reason to pick up a copy of the Alligator everyday. So check us
out.
Alright, we digress. Back to the advice thing.
UF is no cakewalk. Once the strenuous intellectual mara-
thon of each semester begins, the work doesn't end until you've
taken your last final exam. So pace yourselves. Stay on top of
your course work and guard yourselves against the prevalent,
potentially debilitating plague of procrastination that is a typi-
cal consequence of your newfound freedom. But don't overdo
it either. Grades are important, but you won't learn everything
you need to know about this life in books alone.
Learn to budget your time so that you can avail yourselves
of the numerous activities, clubs and services UF affords. Play
intramural sports, join a student association, honor society or
service club.
UF is a veritable hotbed of political activity. Get involved by
joining the College Republicans or the College Democrats. And
don't forget to register to vote with the -help of our friends at
Chomp the Vote. This fall's presidential election will be one of
the most important and competitive in history. Be sure to take
a stand and chose a candidate who shares your vision for the
future of the country. And don't forget about local politics. The
folks we elect in Gainesville and Alachua County make deci-
sions that will directly impact you as long as you live here.
Don't be shy, say hello to the good folks "tabling" at
Turlington Plaza and the Reitz Union for information on any
of the aforementioned as well as countless other groups and
activities.
The next four (or five, or six) years will be among the best of
your life. So get excited, get involved and get going. And most
immediately, get ready for tailgating and Gators football! Good
luck and go Gators.


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Campus groups activate inner-activist


h, to be young again, when I thought homework
was for pansies, a fake ID was golden, withdraw-
ing from a class would never come back to haunt
me and hangovers only lasted an hour, if at all. Just as I
did, all you incoming freshmen will have ample opportu-
nities to make mistakes (and hopefully learn from them).
And as someone who has been at UF for six years, at the
very least I can pass on a little wisdom to all you whip-
persnappers to help you get the most out of your under-
graduate experience.
For me, it wasn't until the end of my second year of col-
lege that I discovered what I consider the icing on my deli-
cious undergraduate cake - student activist organizations.
The organizations vary greatly as to their member-
ships, goals, methods and successes. At UF, you will find a
group for every worldview, and in what follows, I hope to
offer a completely unbiased and utterly accurate descrip-
tion of each to help you spread your activist wings and
start changing the world for better (or worse).
First off, if the thought of poor people makes your- skin
crawl, the Libertarian Activist Network is for you. With it,
you can get out there and make sure all those lazy whiners
at the bottom of the Darwinist social ladder don't have ac-
cess to things only meant for rich people, like health care
and education. Even better, if you ever get bored, you can
call up another member and talk about how the Ron Paul
Revolution will never die.
If your ire doesn't stop at poor people but extends to
immigrants, foreigners, homosexual people, Muslims and
pretty much anyone who is different than you, you have
a home with the College Republicans. Not only can you
share yachting stories with fellow members, but you have
almost an entire semester of pretending to like Sen. John
McCain.
Does the thought of being a Republican make you
regurgitate your freedom fries? Don't worry; we've got
the College Democrats too. They're always there to help


spread your ideas for changing
the world in the least effective and
most spineless way possible.
Moving further down the politi-
cal spectrum to somewhere beyond
the mundane confines of orthodox
Brandon Sack American political thought, we
have Students for a Democratic
ettersalltoror Society. With SDS, you can fight for
socially responsible investing, stop-
ping the war and pretty much anything else by the only
method that works - pretending it's the 1960s.
For all you aspiring nurses, dentists and physicians
who might feel a little weary of all the political science
and history kids, fear not. Universities Allied for Essential
Medicines (UAEM) is for you. This organization wants
to make sure that the drugs resulting from biomedical
research at universities like UF make it to lower income
areas of the world. Why? Beats me, but it sounds more fun
than volunteering for Shands at UF.
All jokes aside, each of these organizations is a great
way to get involved. The Libertarians are one of the most
active, vocal and thought-provoking groups I've come
across. The Republicans are actually good at pretending to
be fired up about McCain. And along with the Democrats,
they provide some stimulating political debates. SDS has
been a personal favorite of mine, raising brand new issues,
such as socially responsible investing, and making consid-
erable progress with them. Last but not least, UAEM is
growing like wildfire and has some of the most motivated,
enthusiastic members I have seen.
Any one of these groups will no doubt enhance your
UF experience by providing an opportunity to try some-
thing new and meet like-minded people, all while doing
your part to change your world.
Brandon Sack is a second-year biomedical sciences graduate
student and a member of Students for a Democratic Society.


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Learning a foreign language
'ere's a lot of advice I could give you lingualism is quickly becoming not only
about the next four years of your life. embarrassing, but counterproductive. Even
There's a ton of stuff I could tell you in the U.S., one of the most historically mono-
that you should or shouldn't do and a mass lingual countries in the world, we're quickly
of truisms I could throw at you about how moving toward a society with more than one
important education is or whatever. I'm sure prevalent language.
you've heard it all before. At UF, you have access to perhaps some of
But here's some advice you probably the greatest linguistic resources you'll be ex-
won't hear very often: Learn another lan- posed to in your lifetime. UF offers programs
guage. Or two. Or three or four. Even if you in more than 30 languages, living and dead.
already know more than one language, start Don't just use your high school French to ful-
working on another. . fill your foreign language requirement; learn
Picking up a new language isn't nearly as something new while you have the chance.
daunting of a task as it seems, and doing so Not only can learning another language
can render great dividends in the future. increase your ability to communicate across
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Learning Arabic,
Chinese, Russian or
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You'll also probably never get another
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Guest column

Endless options for freshmen


Welcome to the University of Florida!
Let me start off by saying we are
extremely pleased to have such an
extraordinary class join our ranks.
We had a record 28,121 applications this
year for a projected freshman enrollment of
6,600, which meant we had to be even more
selective than we usually are. Half our admit-
ted students this year had grade point aver-
ages ranging from 4.1 to 4.4 and SAT scores
between 1240 and 1410.
With such accomplished academic back-
grounds, I know you had many options for
where you could attend college. I am grati-
fied that you made the choice to attend UF.
You are in store for a first-class education. But
you will also have more opportunities than
you can imagine to make lifelong friends, get
acquainted with foreign lands, pursue a sport
or hobby, delve into serious science or scholar-
ship and possibly discover your calling.
As a student at one of the nation's largest
and most comprehensive universities, you
have the option of pursuing your choice of
more than 100 undergraduate degree pro-
grams, 200 graduate programs and 30 com-
bined degree programs. Options range from
botany and Jewish studies to early childhood
education and sports management.
No less than nine libraries are located on
campus, including Library West, where a
Starbucks makes studying that much easier.
We have dozens of study-abroad pro-
grams: UF has international centers in Paris
and Beijing and ties to universities in Europe,
Asia and Africa.
For those of you who choose to pursue


8 _,4: majors in the physi-
cal or social sciences,
there is no reason to
wait until graduate
school to try research.
Through such outlets
Bernie Machen as UF's University
UF president Scholars Program,
you can already
begin working with
faculty members in their labs. If you choose to,
pursue a liberal arts degree, you will also find
plenty of opportunities to work one-on-one
with faculty members.
I know these first few weeks can be stress-
ful as you adjust to your new homes and
begin finding your way around this huge,
complicated campus. For assistance, I encour-
age you to take full advantage of all the pro-
grams for first-year students offered through
the Dean of Students Office.
In conclusion, I want to stress that we
continue to improve UF and the quality of
the undergraduate experience despite this era
of tight budgets. Last academic year, for ex-
ample, we opened the Bob Graham Center for
Public Service, which already has established
a track record of sponsoring speeches and dis-
cussions with U.S. senators, nationally noted
authors and others at the center of public
interest. I am confident that you will see and
participate in many other enriching changes
during your time here.
As our newest Gators, you have an incred-
ible experience ahead of you. Make the most
of it, and welcome to The Gator Nation!
Berrie Machen is the president of UF


Guest column

UF memories will last a lifetime


welcome to the University of Florida!
I may not be the first to congratu-
late you on your decision to attend
UF, but let me tell you how much you will
benefit from your time here. As Student Body
president for the 2008-2009 academic year, I
urge you make the most out of what will un-
doubtedly be an unforgettable experience.
As a Florida Gator, you have access to
almost never-ending opportunities . and
resources, including award-winning profes-
sors, 24-hour computer labs and world-class
athletic venues. When you're taking a break
from studying, go for a workout at the
Southwest Rec Center, catch a show at the
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or
go see the latest exhibit at one of our campus
museums.
UF is already a leader in sustainability,
and as a member of The Gator Nation, you'll
find that we're pretty concerned about the
environment. That's one of the reasons you
won't find any trays at the Broward Dining
Hall. With your help tossing cans in the recy-
cle bin, turning off lights and taking the bus,
we can continue to lead the charge in making
our campus more sustainable.
To help you reach beyond the classroom,
we have more than 800 student-run organi-
zations as well as intramural teams for just
about any sport imaginable. And if you're
interested in being part of the student lead-
ership here at UF, there are lots of opportu-
nities for that too, including the chance to
start your own club with help from Student
Government.
Student Government offers a unique


opportunity to get
involved and influ-
ence the campus
community.
Recently, we initi-
ated a GPS tracking
Kevin Reilly system so you can
Student Body find the location
President of Regional Transit
System buses. We
negotiated a 6.25
percent discount off your textbooks at the
UF bookstore, and we sponsored educational
programming on hurricane preparedness.
We are also partnering with the City of
Gainesville to bring taxi stands to popular
nightlife areas in order to provide- students
with convenient, safe rides home. Be sure
to check out our Website at www.sg.ufl.edu
to stay up-to-date on everything Student
Government is doing.
Throughout your time at UF, you will
make memories that last a lifetime and life-
long friends to share them with. You will
participate in century-old traditions and even
start some new ones of your own.
I challenge you to expand your horizons
during your time here. Join a new organiza-
tion, try a new sport, meet new people and ex-
perience different cultures. When you joined
The Gator Nation, you joined a community of
champions and achievers. Go out there and
make it happen, and feel free to contact me
at president@sg.ufl.edu if you have any ques-
tions along the way. Go Gators!
Kevin Reilly is the Student Body president
of UF.







MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 E NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 9


Freshmen FAQ: Get your answers here


By JENNA LANIA
and ALYSSA LaRENZIE
Alligator Writers

What clubs and associations
are the best to get involved in?
Reva Datar, biology
"With over 760 student organizations, it
would be really hard for me to recommend
just one," said Sara Cunningham, program
coordinator for the Center for Student
Activities and Involvement.
It depends on what you're hoping to get
out of it, she added.
To see all the options, visit the Student
Organization Fair on the Reitz Union
Colonnade Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.
Where do you go to find
the bus schedule?
Mychal McLean, biology
You can either go to www.go-rts.com
or pick up a schedule on buses, at some
apartment complexes, at the Reitz Union
Information Desk or at some bus stops.

Do you think we have a chance
at winning the BCS
National Championship this year?
Jarrod Holland, APK
UF has a shot just like any other school,
but linebacker Brandon Spikes' leadership
is going to be pivotal in getting the defense
even dose to the offense's level.
The defensive line isn't looking great,
but if Javier Estopinan is healthy and Omar
Hunter is as good as Urban Meyer seems to
think, they might have a chance to be one of
the better run-stopping teams in the SEC.
The offense should be great no matter
how healthy Percy Harvin is, but his health


could take them from being a great offen-
sive team to one of the best offenses in the
modem era.
Aaron Hernandez is also important in
replacing Cornelius Ingram.
- Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor

Does all or most of Gainesville
shut down on game days?
Kayla Clancy, psychology
Everything is still open for the most part,
but it's very crowded, and you don't want
to drive anywhere.
- Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor

Where are the best places to find or scalp
tickets on campus or in town?
Steele Spears, mechanical engineering
Just don't do it on campus. There are
plenty of opportunities along University
Avenue, but don't expect them to come
cheap.
- Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor

How easy is it to double major?
Nora Okonski, advertising
A double major is a major in which both
majors are in the same college and have the
same bachelor's designation, Bachelor of
Arts or Bachelor of Science. A dual degree
is everything else, meaning degrees from
different colleges or from the same college
with different bachelor's designations.
Now, it's not hard to double major or
dual degree if a student brings in advance
credits and is majoring in a flexible major,
but sometimes there are restrictions. For ex-
ample, taking a double major or dual degree
in very popular majors might require a very
high grade.point average threshold.
If you are looking to fill your four


years at UF with valuable coursework,
the MUCH better option is the "combined
degree," i.e., taking graduate courses while
still an undergrad in your senior year, and
then rolling those over into a graduate pro-
gram after you graduate and applying them
to a master's degree. Basically, the "double
major" is yesterday's news. The combined
degree is a much better and more valuable
deal.
- Albert Matheny, director of UF's
Academic Advising Center

How do you find the professors teach-
ing each class on ISIS? Who are the best
professors for each class?
Christina Mucciarone, biology
You can check which professor is teach-
ing your class by clicking the textbooks link
on the left-hand side of your logged-in ISIS
page.
The Office of the University Registrar's
schedule of courses lists the classes and the
professors teaching each section. You can
find it on the Web at registrar.ufl.edu/soc.
You can find out what other students
are saying about professors by visiting
www.ratemyprofessor.com.

What is the best year to get an internship?
Lauren Redfern,
environmental engineering
It depends on when you're mentally ma-
ture and when you're ready, said Joey Perez,
an employee relations student assistant at
the Career Resource Center. Some students
get internships after their first semester, but
some wait until senior year.
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Hindsight is 20/20.
Students who have already been
through their first year at UF know
that there are a few things Preview
just doesn't prepare you for.
Or maybe they were too busy wor-
rying about their schedules, textbooks
Student and the "call-me-every-
Life day" comments from
- their parents to focus on
advice from others.
Some older students now feel
they have vital information to pass
on to those following in their foot-
steps down good old Gale Lemerand
Drive.
From how to get an A in those an-
noying weed-out courses-to where to
get the best late night snacks, upper-
classmen provide tips for how to best
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Meet the university, local leaders who will impact you


Bernie Machen
UF President
Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt
University
Previous job titles: President of
the University of Utah, Dean of the
University of Michigan School of
Dentistry, President of the American
Association of Dental Schools
Goals for next year. Make UF a top
10 school in a, category other than
partying
What he looked forward to fresh-
man year The opportunity to meet
new people at a school where he didn't
know anyone.
Advice for freshmen: Meet as many people as you can.
Fun fact you didn't know: When not in the office, Machen enjoys
taking trips on his motorcycle.




Kellie Dale
Student Senate President
- -* Major: Economics, political
' science
Party affiliation: Gator
Previous positions: Student .
Senate Member-at-large,
Gator Party Leader, Allocations
Committee Vice-Chairwoman
Goals for next year Get more
freshmen involved in Senate and
make sure students are heard in regard to budget cuts
Freshman fear: "I was nervous to live on my own without my
parents."
Advice for freshmen: Try anything even remotely interesting
Fun fact you didn't know: Dale and her family are applying to
have dual citizenship in Italy






Thomas Hawkins Jr.
Gainesville City Commissioner - At-large
Political affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate: Obama
Marital status: Single. I do have
three brothers living in Gainesville:
Will, Alan and Matt.
Day job: Attorney
One thing you think would change
if students became more involved in
Gainesville politics: I think that the
students who choose to get involved
in local politics do so for the same
reasons other residents do. They care
about their quality of life, local energy
policy, the state of their roads and other infrastructure, etc. In other
words, students aren't different from other Gainesville residents.
Their increased political activity could only make Gainesville a bet-
ter place, but I don't think it would change the issues Gainesville
cares about.



Pegeen Hanrahan
Mayor of Gainesville
Political affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate: Obama
Marital status: A lifelong
Gainesville resident, she is married
to Tony Malone, a civil engineer with
CH2MHiII. Their daughter Evyleen
was born in September 2005 and
their son Quinn was born March
2007.
Student involvement in local poli-
tics: We're expecting record-break-
ing turnout among young voters this
election, so politicians are going to
be more sensitive to them, and I think that's a good thing.
How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day:
I normally go to the games. My 3-year-old daughter is a big
Gators fan, and she can identify Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer and even
some of the defensive linemen in photos.


Joe Glover
Provost
Undergraduate school: Cornell
.University
Previous job titles: Professor at
the University of Califomia, Berkeley
and the University of Rochester, UF
- H Mathematics Department Chairman,
UF associate provost of Academic
S Affairs, Interim Dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Goals for next yearn Maintain the
quality of UF despite the economic
hard times
What he looked forward to fresh-
man year "I was excited to be in a whole new world at a university 300
miles away from my home."
Advice for freshman: Expect to work hard.
Fun fact you didn't know. Enjoys ballroom and Latin dancing; says
he began before ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" became popular.



Dianna Fuller Morgan
UF Board of Trustees Chairwoman
Undergraduate school: University
of Florida, Rollins College
Previous job titles: Walt Disney
World Co. Senior Vice President of
Public Affairs
Goals for next year: Preserve the
quality of UF despite the likely con-
tinuation of budget cuts
Freshman fear: "I recall that first
day as I moved into Broward Hall,
said good-bye to my parents and,
for the first time in my life, felt very
alone," Morgan wrote in an e-mail
Advice for freshmen: "The same advice I gave my own children
as they were students here: If you can learn to manage your free
time, you will be successful."





Craig Lowe
Gainesville City Commissioner - District IV
Political Affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate: Obama
Marital status: Single, no
children
Day job: City Commissioner
What you think of UF's relation-
ship with the surrounding commu-
nity: I would like for the university
to work together more closely with
the city in locating facilities, activities and infrastructure to enhance
the interface between the two entities. This would be beneficial for
both UF and Gainesville..Also, we need help in recovering costs for
urban services provided to the university campus such as fire and
rescue. For comparison, FSU main campus not only pays for fire
service but also buys electricity from the Tallahassee public utility,
thus providing additional revenue.
How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day:
Spending quality time with friends.



Jack Donovan
Commissioner - District III
- -X - Holds two master's degrees:
* a Master of Divinity from the T.S.
King School for Ministry in Berkeley,
Calif., and a Master of Public Policy
from Harvard University's Kennedy
School of Government.
- Volunteered with the Peace
Corps in Micronesia between 1966
and 1968.
- Married to Rev. Alisun Donovan. They have three children:
Brigitte, Erin and Jesse.
- Currently serves as a member of the Community
Redevelopment Agency, the implementation committee of the
Gainesville/Alachua County 10-year Plan to End Homelessness,
the Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board and the
Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Organization, among other local bodies.


Kevin Reilly
Student Body President
Major: Political science
Party affiliation: Gator
Previous positions: Student
Senate Allocations Committee
Chairman, Student Senate President
Pro Tempore, Student Senate presi-
dent
Freshman fear: Not being able to
find his classes
Goals for next year. Make stu-
dents' lives better and easier
Advice for freshmen: Branch out
by meeting new people and trying
new activities
Fun fact you didn't know: Reilly said he's just an ordinary guy
who enjoys Gators football and baseball





Lauren Poe
Gainesville City Commissioner - District II
Political affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate: Obama
Marital status: Engaged to Emily
Monday. No children.
Day job: Teaches economics
and federal government at Santa
Fe College in the high school dual
enrollment program.
Local issue you think will have
the biggest impact on UF students in the next year I think the
Commission's efforts to hold irresponsible bar and club owners ac-
countable for their illegal actions will make our students' entertain-
ment options safer for everybody. Of course, a few people may lose
their ability to frequent their favorite club if the owners and their
patrons don't choose to follow the law.
How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day: I get
up early to get my ESPN fix. Then, I go watch the game with a large
group of friends at a house we have dubbed the "Ranch."



Sherwin Henry
Gainesville City Commissioner - District I
Political affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate: Obama
Martial status: Married to
- � Charmaine for 37 years. I have a
daughter, Renee, attending Santa Fe
College, and a son, Gerard, who is in
the Navy.
Day job: I work asa research assis-
tant at UF's Center for Biotechnology.
Local issue you think will have
the-biggest impact on UF students
in the next year. The city is consider-
ing establishing a hospitality district.
Some students may be up in arms because the feel it will curtail
their partying. It will require bar owners to institute policies to make
sure that they don't serve underage drinkers. We're trying to provide
a positive atmosphere while they're out enjoying themselves in the
community.



Jeanna Mastrodicasa
Commissioner - At-large
Political affiliation: Democrat
Presidential candidate:
Obama
Marital status: Married Clay
Sweger in January 2008.
Day job: UF's Assistant Vice
President for Student Affairs.
One thing you think would
change if students became more
involved in Gainesville politics: Student involvement has been hit
and miss over the years, but if students became more involved in
Gainesville politics at a solid level, they could definitely impact who
is elected in any city-wide election, and they could elect a student to
represent them at the city level.
How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day:
Watching the University of Georgia Bulldogs on TV (or in person);
I go to a few Gators home football games but not most.






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Learn, obey local laws to avoid lasting consequences


By ZAHARA ZAHAV
Alligator Writer

A night on the town can present great
photo opportunities - as long as those
photos aren't mug shots.
Trouble with the law is the last thing
new students want on their plates while
they're busy getting used to a new town,
new classes and new friends.
But even though most students know


what is and isn't allowed, hundreds wind
up in trouble each semester.
Violations of state laws against drink-
ing alcohol under the age of 21, owning
fake IDs and driving under the influence
of drugs or alcohol are the most common
among incoming freshman,, according to
local police.
University Police spokesman Capt. Jeff
Holcomb said he thinks students who are
new to Gainesville often test the boundar-


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Gary Anthony checks an ID at the entrance of Sharab Lounge in downtown Gainesville
on the night of Aug. 2.


ies of their freedom and sometimes find
themselves crossing the line.
"Mom and Dad aren't here now,"
Holcomb said. "Students suddenly have
to take serious responsibility, and if they
don't, that can lead to trouble."
Holcomb said some students may not
know about other related local and cam-
pus rules.
Two more often-violated city and school
ordinances are ones that prohibit public
urination and carrying open containers of
alcohol on public property, he said.
Violations are most frequent during the
fall football season, he said.
On football weekends, University Police
specifically target "unrestricted drinking
atmospheres," which usually means a tail-
gating party with a keg, Holcomb said.
Police keep an eye on those parties be-
cause hosts often don't check whether the
people lining up for beer are actually 21, he
said. If underage students are found with
alcohol, they will receive not only a cita-
tion to appear in court, but also an order
to meet with UF Student Judicial Affairs,
a committee that handles violations of the
school code of conduct.
Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of judi-
cial affairs, said when students are found
violating the code of conduct, they are
asked to schedule a meeting with a judicial
affairs counselor.
In most cases, students choose between
an informal or formal meeting, he said.
Violations are usually handled infor-
mally, which means students will discuss
their cases with a staff member who will
then determine an appropriate conse-
quence.
Possible consequences include seminars


on alcohol and drug use and a written rep-
rimand on a student's conduct record that
mentions the incident.
Written reprimands can come into play
when students are applying for law school
-or other forms of graduate education, he
said.
A second offense or a serious first of-
fense can prevent a student from holding
office in student organizations, studying
abroad or competing in sports, Loschiavo
said.
Public Those punishments are in
Safety addition to the possible ones a
student may get from the city
or state, he said.
Spencer Mann, spokesman for the State
Attorney's Office, said consequences for
violating city or state laws or ordinances
vary according to a student's criminal his-
tory and the specifics of the offense.
"But crimes that may not seem sig-
nificant can really haunt you later in life,"
Mann said.
Applying for jobs, schools and licensing
can all be affected by even minor offenses,
he said.
Mann recommended that students visit
www.myflorida.com to become familiar
with state laws and the possible repercus-
sions that come with violations.
Gainesville Police spokeswoman
Summer Hallett said students also should
remember dealing with police is much
easier when all parties are respectful and
honest.
"If you've done something wrong and
you're caught, your night may be ruined,"
Hallett said. "But if you're rude, and you
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College transition can also be tough for parents


By CHANTELLE MARCELLE
Alligator Writer

It's not uncommon for parents to feel
concerned as they watch their precious
baby Gators disappear into the Swamp.
Though all parents react differently to
their kids leaving home, there are ways
for new students to keep Mom and Dad
reassured.
Dr. Michael Murphy, a psychologist at
the UF Counseling Center, said most par-
ents worry their children may not function
well on their own.
They worry about whether their sons
and daughters will eat right, be able to do
their own laundry and stay safe.
Even though some students arrive in
Gainesville and immediately love being
here, parents can take longer to adjust.
Having their roles change after 18 years
can be difficult to accept.
"Parents are concerned, so they tend to
get over-involved," he said.
Erin Hawkins, a music performance
junior, knows about those concerns first-
hand.
She said her parents wanted to make


sure she was comfortable and had every-
thing she needed when she first came to
Gainesville.
To ease their worries, Hawkins tried to
keep her parents involved in her life, even
bringing them to tailgating parties before
games.
Meeting the new people in her life made
her parents feel closer to her, she said.
"I think we got along even more when I
left," Hawkins said. "I think our relation-
ship grew. You realize how much you miss
them and how much you depended on
them."
Hawkins' commitment to including
her parents fits in well with Murphy's
advice.
Breaking away is a gradual process, he
said, so students should try to be under-
standing.
But while they reassure their parents
that everything is fine, students can also
take steps to establish new boundaries.
For example, calling home less fre-
quently helps show a student's need for
space, he said.
Murphy said communication is key,
whether it's asking for more or less sup-


port.
This, however, doesn't mean students
have to divulge every bit of information
about how they are using their newfound
independence.
"It's probably better if they don't,"
Murphy said.
Hawkins kept that in mind, too. She
said she didn't feel the need to go into too
much detail with her parents about her
university experiences.
Student "I definitely kept some
*,O information to myself, but
I'd tell them any accomplish-
ments," she said. "I wouldn't go into my
personal life."
Shaina Pyfrom, a theater production
senior, said at first she also didn't tell her
mother a lot of information about her so-
cial life.
But after a while, Pyfrom figured there
was no point in hiding anything because
she was getting older and more mature.
Initially, her mother didn't like hearing
about trips to night clubs, but eventually
she got over it.
"You know parents," Pyfrom said. "If
they've been there, they're like, 'I'm try-


ing to stop you from making the same
mistakes.'"
For Pyfrom's mother, seeing her daugh-
ter leave home was not easy. She cried
when Pyfrom came to UF.
Pyfrom said she received calls from
home every day for the first few months.
"If she didn't hear from me, she'd prob-
ably call the dorm office," Pyfrom said.
Pyfrom's mother stayed supportive
from a distance, sending money and mak-
ing doctor's appointments for her when
she wasn't feeling well.
She didn't visit Gainesville often,
though, something.Pyfrom appreciated as
she set out to establish a life on her own.
But sometimes, even though they don't
like to admit it, new students can miss
home, too.
To cope with the transition, Hawkins
made sure to stay busy.
"If you sit around, then you'll dwell
upon it like, 'Uh oh, I'm alone,'" she said.
Pyfrom said she still calls her mother
when she needs someone to talk to.
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OMG, that's TMI: Exercise discretion on Facebook


By JENNA LANIA
Alligator Writer

Laura Lombardo is 2,131
friends richer. She has created 55
photo albums, and so far there
are 1,260 photos of her online.
She checks Facebook from her
Blackberry while she's waiting in
line or on the bus to pass the time.
And every day, she logs in four
or five times, even if she has noth-
ing new to add to her profile.
Facebook started as a social
network for college students, and
it has since become a networking
tool for anyone willing to start an
account.
It's become a place where poke
wars can ,last for years, where
friends lists can outnumber real-
life friends and where the curious
can discover other Facebookers'
moves through the site's News
Feed, a once controversial ap-
plication that's now just another
option in an endless sea of new
applications.
Lombardo, a UF public rela-
tions and psychology senior, said


she feels as if she has lost a lot
of her privacy, although she has
a private profile. People can post
as much information about them-
selves as they want, but some-
times issues still arise, she said.
"It makes life a lot less private.
Everyone has access to so much
info, and it really complicates
things like relationships, friend-
ships and looking for jobs," she
said.
But users have to take the bad
with the good.
"Facebook has become a pri-
mary way to contact pretty much
anyone," Lombardo said. "I have
professors that are on it that have
made groups for the class. And it's
a great way for teacher-student
and student-student communica-
tion."
She said although she has nev-
er dated anyone from the Web site,
she has found new friends.
But Albert Matheny, College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences as-
sociate dean for student affairs,
said students often post too much
information on Facebook.


"Students put all kinds of stuff
out there that can be really bad,"
Matheny said.
Matheny, who is in charge of
the academic side of Preview, said
freshmen should think twice be-
fore posting information on their
profiles.
"I think Facebook is do-
ing a good job of helping
people network and keep-
ing old friends in touch."
Lauren Wilson
UF psychology and law senior

. Anyone from parents to em-
ployers to professors can keep tabs
on the site, he said.
"The employers are now look-
ing at these Facebook pages rou-
tinely," he said. "Even if they don't
have access, they can find ways to
get in. It's not hard to do."
New students should be careful
about the identity they create for
themselves online.
"A lot of students are really not


careful," he said. "They almost
kind of use it to parade them-
selves in a racier light than they
actually are. I think that is the big-
gest thing, that they just overcool
themselves."
Students shouldn't put any-
thing on the Internet they. don't
want the whole world to see, he
said.
"If you wouldn't want your
grandmother to see it, then don't
put it in there," Matheny said.
In addition to creating an on-
line identity, students on Facebook
can' join online groups, which
bring students together who have
similar interests, however silly or
mundane they may seem.
Lauren Wilson, a UF psychol-
ogy and law senior, started a
group called "Easy Courses @ UF"
last fall.
The group lists the easier
classes offered at UF, a great tool
for freshmen on the prowl for an
easy class.
"[It's] kind of like an under-
ground course listing," Wilson
said. "It also helps incoming fresh-


men who've gone to Preview but
still have no idea about courses.",
She said she didn't think the
group would have so many mem-
bers - 510 to date - but she's
glad it's serving its purpose.
Another UF Facebook group,
"I was in UF when we won TWO
National Championships in ONE
year, baby!!!!," leads UF groups
with 3,655 members.
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missed their chance to be at UF for
the titles, there are plenty of other
groups to join.
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To UF Because It's Free," "I Live
In Florida And I Don't Care How
Cold It Is...I Will Continue To
Wear Flip-Flops" and "Miami
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through her group.
"I think Facebook is doing a
good job of helping people net-
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Greek life can offer a home away from home


By EMILY BLAKE
Alligator Contributing Writer

For freshmen separated from high
school pals and living away from home
for the first time, it's hard to turn down
the chance to make about 100 or so friends
almost instantly.
That's one of the reasons more than
5,000 UF students are members of one
of UF's social sororities or fraternities,
according to the Office of Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs.
Options include 16 Panhellenic Council
sororities, 25 Interfraternity Council
fraternities, nine traditionally black
National Pan-Hellenic sororities and 10
Multicultural Greek Council chapters.
Maryam Laguna, president of UF's
Multicultural Greek Council, said Greek
organizations provide students who are-
daunted by their choices of clubs with a
way of finding a group of students with
similar interests to their own.
"It makes our big campus a little small-
er," Laguna said.
Craig Thompson, president of UF's


Interfraternity Council, said the Greek
lifestyle encourages students to take ad-
vantage of their college years.
The council governs 25 of UF's fraterni-
ties.
Thompson said networking with
alumni often gives students in Greek orga-
nizations an upper hand for careers after
graduation.
"It's a common bond you have with
hundreds of thousands of people around
Greek the country," he said.
Life Many members of fraternities
and sororities are involved with
prominent organizations such as
Florida Blue Key, Florida Cicerones and
Student Government.
In fact, most SG leaders are members of
sororities or fraternities, including Student
Body President Kevin Reilly (Theta Chi
Fraternity), Student Body Vice President
Yooni Yi (Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority)
and Student Body Treasurer Paul Drayton
(Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity).
Jessica Layne, president of the
Panhellenic Council, said the mutual
selection process of Panhellenic sorority


recruitment ensures that students will find
the group that fits them best.
During recruitment week, potential
new members visit each chapter and select
which ones they like, while chapter lead-
ers select the students they feel would best
fit in their group.
S"You'll have a close-knit group of
friends that will be there for you," Layne
said. "It's like having a home away from
home."
Between socials with fellow chapters
and philanthropies, there's rarely a dull
moment.
In fact, according to the Office of
Sorority and Fraternity Affairs Web site,
these organizations are huge time commit-
ments - ones that are equivalent to taking
a three-credit class.
Members often must complete required
activities, such as risk management cours-
es and weekly chapter meetings.
The cost of membership can also burn a
considerable hole in students' wallets.
The average price for room and board
at a Panhellenic sorority is $2,481 each se-
mester, and the average price for room and


board for an IFC fraternity is $1,655 a se-
mester, according to the Office of Sorority
and Fraternity Affairs Web site.
For more information on joining a
sorority or fraternity, visit the Office of
Sorority and Fraternity Affairs' Web site at
www.greeks.ufl.edu.

Fall recruitment dates
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UF features more than 750 student organizations


* CLUBS COVER WIDE RANGE OF
ACADEMIC, SOCIAL INTERESTS.

By SARAH HENDERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Thomas Dolce-is a busy Gator, but he
wasn't always that way.
The English senior has written for Tea
Literary Magazine, played on three intra-
mural sports teams and has even held two
on-campus jobs since he began attending
UF.
But joining clubs and suiting up for the
athletic field wasn't his first priority as a
freshman.
Dolce said he has no regrets about his
lack of involvement then, but he is defi-
nitely glad to have taken the plunge into
joining student organizations.
"I felt like I was wasting a valuable
campus resource," he said.
As a student assistant for the Center for
Student Activities and Involvement, Dolce
said he understands the importance of get-
ting involved while in college.
"It's a great way to meet people with


similar tastes," he said. "Plus, it gets you
out of the dorm."
Dolce is one of thousands of UF stu-
dents who have found it beneficial to be-
come involved in campus organizations.
There are more than 760 registered UF
organizations, said Sarah Cunningham,
program coordinator of the Center for
Student Activities and Involvement.
Many are academic clubs, but there are
also social, political and spiritual organi-
zations.
Cunningham said becoming involved
with campus organizations helps students
find a community away from home, which
helps freshmen coping with the transition
from high school to college.
Involvement depends on the specific
interests of each student.
Cunningham advises students to be-
come involved with groups that focus on
things they are passionate about.
Dolce agrees.
"Don't rush out and join a club just to
join," he said. "Join one you are actually
interested in."
Aside from having fun, Dolce said the


"Regardless of what field a stu-
dent plans to go into after gradu-
ation, employers-look for people
with interpersonal skills."
Sarah Cunningham
Center for Student Activities
and Involvement program coordinator

benefits of a joining a campus organization
can include meeting new people, gaining
valuable leadership experience and boost-
ing a resume.
Cunningham said students learn life
skills by participating in clubs.
"Regardless of what field a student
plans to go into after graduation, employ-
ers look for people with interpersonal
skills," Cunningham said.
If students need help with their extra-
curricular agenda, Cunningham said the
organization Ideal can help "chart out
your map to involvement."
Ideal works closely with the Center for
Student Activities and Involvement, and
both are located on the third floor of the


Reitz Union.
Ideal offers individual consultations
with students who .need assistance in
choosing organizations to join.
Cunningham said if students do not
find what they are looking for, they can
start an organization of their own.
Students can get started with this pro-
cess by stopping by the Center for Student
Activities and Involvement office, she
said.
Activities are also important to separate
students from the schoolwork, which can
bog students down, Cunningham said.
Getting involved is as easy as getting
out of the classroom and taking a look
around campus, she said.
Cunningham encourages students, es-
pecially freshman, to check out the student
organization fair Sept. 10 and 11.
It will be held on the Reitz Union
Colonnade.
Dolce said he is glad he is now so in-
volved at UF.
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is a pot of golden, lasting memories," he
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UF political clubs gear up for fall presidential election


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Writer

Students who want to get involved in this year's presi-
dential election have access to many student organiza-
tions that can make it happen.
Regardless of your political preference, there is an organiza-
tion on campus that will represent your party of choice.
The College Democrats are the official representatives
of the Democratic Party on UF campus, said Zachary
Moller, the organization's president.
The organization is in contact with the local, state and
national campaigns and works to promote candidates
from the Democratic Party, Moller said:
Members engage in various forms of outreach, includ-
ing door-to-door visits and making phone calls to let the
public know about the party's candidates.
"We're the ground game of the campaign," Moller
said.
In addition, members also engage in community work,
such as raising funds for the St. Francis House, a local
homeless shelter, he said.


"We're more than just political people," he said. "We
try to live our values."
Moller said his organization has one major goal this
year: voter registration on campus.
He said his organization has paired up with Gators for
Obama, another student organization, and the two groups
will be coordinating their meetings.
College Republicans are the official
Elections representatives of the Republican Party
2008 on campus, said Bryan Griffin, the
group's president.
Members of the organization spread political aware-
ness on campus, host forums for discussion, register
people to vote and provide grassroots support for the
party, Griffin said.
In the fall, the organization, which has joined forces
with Gators for McCain, will be showing conservative-
themed movies on the last Wednesday of every month
until November and plans to host barbecues on campus,
he said.
Griffin said the major goal of his organization, which
is linked to the local, state and national Republican cam-


paign, is making sure students are educated about all
candidates.
"No one should vote right down party lines, but they
should make informed decisions," he said.
Griffin said he is uncomfortable about the number of
misconceptions he sees on campus about the Republican
Party.
Often students see the elephant, and think big oil and
old, rich white executives, he said.
"I'm not old, and I'm definitely not rich," he said.
UF Student Government is also working to get stu-
dents involved in the national campaign this year.
Chomp the Vote is a non-partisan SG agency that is try-
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said Student Body President Kevin Reilly.
Reilly said voter registration is important, but what he
really wants to see is an increase of students who actually
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Research, planning can save bucks on books


By JENNA LANIA
Alligator Writer

As a new student, saving mon-
ey on textbooks can be tough.
But stick around Gainesville
long enough and knowing when
to buy, where to buy and what to
buy becomes second nature.
A number of bookstores in
town compete for students' dol-
lars by offering an abundance of
books, coupons or deferment - a
buy now, pay later option.
Tom Rider, co-owner of
Goerings Book Store, said he owns
a mom-and-pop operation where
students can always count on
good service.
"When -we're asked questions,
we have the answers," said Rider,
whose store opened in the fall of
1971.
The store carries books mainly
for liberal arts and sciences ma-
jors, and the selection is organized
by teacher.
He said because students are
price-conscious, the store offers
deferment and, when possible,
low-priced used books.
Kenneth Roberts, owner of
Orange & Blue Textbooks, another
independently owned bookstore,
said his store carries a high per-
centage of used books, which are
less expensive than new books.
And OBT carries books for any
UF class that teachers have listed
requirements for on ISIS, Roberts
said.


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Stacks of books line an aisle at Gator Textbooks Inc. The store sells new and used textbooks and school
supplies.


At the end of the semester, most
bookstores will buy back books for
a portion of the price paid.
Roberts said there are always
better times than others to bring
books in for buyback.
"Right after Thanksgiving in
the fall is a good time," he said.


"Another great time is right before
the beginning of the term because
then we have the most informa-
tion about what we need."
Mike Bibbee, textbook manager
for the Florida Book Stores, said he
carries almost everything on ISIS
and price checks about 250 titles


with other stores in Gainesville.
"I make sure we have the
lowest price on the first day of
classes," said Bibbee, who will
also match other bookstores' low-
est prices.
Other ways students can save
at the store is by reserving books


ahead of time and using Gator
Greenbacks coupons, he said.
Like Roberts, Bibbee said
certain times of the semester are
better for making sure bookstores
will buy back a textbook or give a
higher price.
"The best time for prices is
the week before exams," he said.
"We're still looking for everything
at that point."
Bibbee advises new students
to reserve early and shop before
classes start for the best chance at
finding used books.
Lynne Vaughan, director of the
UF Bookstore, said the textbook
business is a competitive market,
but the university tries to do its
best with offering fair prices.
Some students choose to skip
bookstores altogether.
Terri Cronin, a UF nursing
junior, said if her professor has
provided the book to the library,
she prefers to save her money and
use the reserve copy.
"You can check them out for
two hours at a time when y.ou
need it, but you can't bring it
home," Cronin said.
Still, it saves money, she said.
Carolina Toro, a UF elementary
education junior, said she likes to
make a deal with someone who
has already taken the class.
"It's a cheaper, way to buy,"
Toro said. "They make more
money than selling it back to a
bookstore, and you get it cheaper
than buying a used book."


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Tired of Gen Eds? Try one of these offbeat courses


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

UF students taking core classes like biology, calculus or
chemistry for their majors can liberate their creative impulses
by registering for a course that deviates from the usual Gen Ed
suspects.
A closer browse of the University Registrar Web site will
reveal the unusual and the absurd, and we have created a list
of courses that you should keep an eye on.
ANS2002: The Meat We Eat
Enjoy eating meat? Discover meat as a food by learning
about meat grading, inspections for wholesomeness, selection,
preparation and serving. Students will also learn how to pre-
pare certain meaty meals.
Animal Sciences Department, 2 credits
ANT2301: Human Sexuality and Culture
This sizzling course focuses on cross-cultural viewpoints of
sexual identity. Sexual anatomy, gender roles and sexual ethics
also are discussed. Remember to bring some Barry White mu-
sic and scented candles.
Anthropology Department, 3 credits
CRW1301: Beginning Poetry Writing
Creative students
Become poetry critics
And attend workshops.-
English Department, 3 credits


DAA1000: Fundamentals of Dance Technique
Students better practice their jazz hands before enrolling in
this course. They will learn the fundamentals of modem dance,
ballet and jazz.
Theatre and Dance Department, 3 credits
ENG4110: Films of Spielberg
The career and creative development of film director Steven
Spielberg will be analyzed in this course, associate professor
Andrew Gordon wrote in an e-mail. Students will get the
chance to view a selection of Spielberg films from various
genres and consider Spielberg's influences.
They will be required to write short
U F weekly response papers to the readings
Academic and films. Gordon has been studying and
writing about Spielberg's films for about 30
years, and his favorite movie is E.T.
English Department, 4 credits
ENY1001: Bugs and People
This class is the perfect fit for students looking to fill biology
Gen Ed requirements or satisfy their bug curiosity.
Entomology professor Carl Barfield, who teaches the class,
shows about 15 videos featuring different creepy crawlies.
"I try to teach this course at the 1000 level," Barfield said.
Near the end of the semester, Barfield teaches students
about diseases transmitted by insects.
"Insects and their close relatives submit some of the most
horrendous diseases on the planet," he said.
Entomology and Nematology Department, 3 credits


HOS1014: Vegetable Gardening ,
Students will get to exercise their green thumbs by growing
their own garden. This class is suited for non-majors.
Horticultural Sciences Department, 1 credit
PEN1136: Open-Water Scuba Diving
Besides reading and studying diving protocol, students
get to spend a couple class periods in a pool each week, said
Cheryl Lynn Thacker, the coordinator for UF's dive programs.
"I like watching the actual joy that the students have on
their faces when we take them to their open-water dives,"
Thacker said. A swim test is a prerequisite.
Sport and Fitness Department, 2 credits
TPP3124: Improvisation and Social/Political Issues
Create a scene. Create a character. Create a relationship with
the people around you. All off the top of your head.
This class teaches the art of improvisation, and students
regularly participate in short-form games.
"We try to get you comfortable on the stage," said Torey
Greenwald, a participant of the class and a UF telecommunica-
tions senior.
She said the class has helped her find a "nitch" in college,
and the humor created through improve has helped her be-
friend other students.
"It isn't just a performance art," Greenwald said.
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Baby Gators, follow the lead of these famous alums


By CHANTELLE MARCELLE
Alligator Writer
Students arrive at UF with plans
to eventually become successful and
maybe even change the world once
they earn their degrees.
Generations of Gators before us
have come through the Swamp with
the same dreams, and many have
followed through to reach the top of
their fields.
Emmitt Smith
David Martinez, a music junior,
loves the fact that so many notable
individuals have attended the same
school he does.
Although he hasn't met any of
them, there is one member of the
Gator Nation he would like to meet.
One of his childhood heroes was
Emmitt Smith, an NFL football play-
er who retired after 15 seasons and
went on to win the third season of
"Dancing with the Stars," Martinez
said.
Emmitt Smith, who holds the
NFL record in career rushing yards,
got a degree in public recreation
from UF in 1996, according to his of-
ficial Web site. He was a member of
the Gator football team and Phi Beta
Sigma Fraternity.
Bob Graham
A former Florida governor and
senator, Bob Graham graduated
from UF with a bachelor's degree in
political science in 1959.
Graham served 12 years in the


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ESPN's Erin Andrews speaks as UF quarterback Tim Tebow does the Gator Chomp near Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium during a taping of the network's visit to Gainesville in search of "Titletown USA" on July 10.


Florida Legislature, two terms as
governor and three consecutive
terms as a U.S. senator.
As a student, he was a member
of Florida Blue Key and Sigma Nu
Fraternity. He also was inducted
into the UF Hall of Fame, according
to the Bob Graham Center for Public
Service Web site.
Leslie Bram, associate vice presi-
dent at the UF Foundation, expects


that students will have plenty of
opportunities to hear Graham speak
when the Bob Graham Center for
Public Service is opened on campus.
Bram said students should take
advantage of opportunities to hear
distinguished UF alumni such as
Graham speak on campus.
Darrell Hammond
He has been both the vice presi-


dent and the president of the United
States without ever being elected.
Since graduating from UF with
a degree in broadcasting in 1978,
Darrell Hammond has become the
longest-running cast member on
Saturday Night Live with thirteen
seasons, according to the NBC Web
site.
Two of his most memorable im-
pressions have been of former U.S.


President Bill Clinton and former
Vice President Al Gore.
Erin Andrews
Amidst the sea of orange and
blue during the ESPN Titletown
USA event, reporter Erin Andrews
looked completely at home.
The ESPN correspondent gradu-
ated from UF in 2000 with a degree
in telecommunications. Andrews
was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha
Sorority and the Dazzlers dance
team. She began to work with
ESPN in 2004 covering the National
Hockey League.
...One Giant Leap for the Gator
Nation
Michael Martinez, an associate
professor of political science, said
great Gator graduates can be an
inspiration to students.
"To some degree these people
can be role models in terms of
showing our current students that
they have a lot of opportunities to
advance," he said.
Martinez said there is also a con-
nection between current students
and graduates. Those who-have at-
tended UF know the kind of quality
education provided and are likely
to recognize that when interview-
ing candidates. He said it's a good
idea for students to begin develop-
ing networks with other ambitious
students while they are still under-
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By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer

Getting a runny nose just a part of being a college
student who juggles school, a job and a social life.
So if a trip to the doctor is in order, new students
registered for fall classes already have a primary care
provider assigned to them at the UF Student Health
Care Center. The center, located on Fletcher Drive, of-
fers a variety of programs, from general medical care
to mental health care.
All students pay $9.43 a credit hour.this year as
a health fee, which covers the cost of visits with a
medical provider, said Toni Ratliff, associate director
of SHCC.
Certain laboratory services, X-ray services, physi-
cal therapy services and physical exams are not cov-
ered by the fee.
The center also offers a student insurance plan
to help cover the costs, and the plan is managed by
Aetna Student Health. SHCC is not allowed to bill
third-party insurance companies if students use out-
side insurance, but staff members are willing to assist
students with their forms.
"We will help them fill out the paperwork to sub-
mit for billing," Ratliff said.
To make first-time.appointments easier, new stu-
dents can call 352-392-1161 and find out which team


and provider they have been assigned, she said.
She said it is common for students who call the
health care center to schedule an appointment for
the same day.
SHCC is closed Saturday and open half the day
on Sunday, but students can call the 24-hour phone
lines for both mental health and primary medical
"We can save the student from a long;
costly ER visit. "
Toni Ratliff
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"We can save the student from a long, costly ER
visit," Ratliff said.
She said the busiest months for the center are
October and February with Tuesday being the busi-
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"The age of this population is very active, and
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It's been called an eyesore, a concrete blog and a public diary.
It's hard to miss the graffiti-ridden 34th Street Wall, a 1,120-foot-
long concrete barrier that has been a Gainesville landmark for almost
30 years. People have used the Wall, which stretches along Southwest
34th Street near Southwest Second Avenue, to celebrate national
championship wins, offer birthday wishes and pop the question.
Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler, digital production supervisor at
UF's Digital Library Center, helps manage the library's online col-
lection of photographs tracking the Wall's history. Wheeler said
people have been painting on the Wall since the Department of
Transportation put it up in 1979.
A 1 nd While space is limited and messages are fleet-
EUinlnoSVll|e ing, one panel paying tribute to the five victims
of the 1990 Gainesville murders is a permanent
fixture, thanks to students and residents who touch up the paint.
Mickie MacKenzie, executive director of Keep Alachua County
Beautiful, said writing on the Wall is technically illegal, but because
it's tradition, the law isn't really enforced.
MacKenzie appreciates the tradition of the Wall but said Keep
Alachua County Beautiful does occasionally paint over obscenities.
Santamaria-Wheeler said she considers the Wall a form of public
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UF leads the Southeast in Peace Corps volunteers


By MAGGIE LAWRENCE
Alligator Contributing Writer
At least one top ranking this year can offer the UF ad-
ministration a little peace of mind.
UF ranks as the No. 1 campus recruiter for the Peace
Corps not only in Florida but in the entire Southeast, which
includes six states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Additionally, UF ranked No. 17 nationally in January on
the Peace Corps' list of large colleges and universities that
produced the most volunteers in 2007.
Amy Panikowski, a campus recruiter in UF's Peace
Corps office, said those rankings translated to a total of 59
volunteers UF recruited for the Peace Corps this past year.
Of those, 55 were UF students.


In addition to the sheer size of the school, Panikowski
stressed the enthusiasm for and dedication to service that
she sees in UF students as a reason for the high recruit-
ment.
"They can sit here. They can send money. They can pro-
test. They can do whatever here, but actually
On getting over there and seeing what's going on
Campus is a huge difference for them," she said.
Volunteers are nominated according to
their skill sets after applicants choose the top three regional
programs where they could be assigned, she said.
Joining the Peace Corps requires a two-year commit-
ment in addition to three months of on-site training, where
volunteers learn the native language. The learning process
entails four hours of lessons six days a week, she said.


From 2091 to 2002, Panikowski, a UF geography gradu-
ate student, worked in a Malawian national park for the
Peace Corps as a parks and wildlife officer.
For the upcoming semester, UF's Peace Corps office
plans to boost recruitment, resurrect a support group for
returned volunteers and host Peace Corps speakers.
Megan Orsini, a recent UF alumna, shipped out Aug.
15 to the Philippines, where she will teach English for two
years. Orsini said the time commitment doesn't worry her
when she compares it to the amount of time she was in
college.
"I'm going to be over there and be like, 'Wow, it's almost
over,'" she said.
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Gainesville offers facilities for many faiths


By ZAHARA ZAHAV
Alligator Writer

UF is known for its diverse student
body, and Gainesville has the religious
organizations to match the needs of every
spiritual student. Many places of worship
are within walking distance of UF, and we
have listed the addresses, phone numbers
and worship times below.

BAPTIST
-Baptist Collegiate Ministries
1604 W. University Ave. 352-376-4405
Tuesday: 8 p.m. Gator Worship
-Northwest Baptist Church
5514 NW 23rd Ave. 352-377-5076
Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

EPISCOPAL
-Episcopal Chapel of the Incarnation
1522 W. University Ave. 352-372-8506
Sunday: 6 p.m.
-Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
100 NE First St. 352-372-4721
Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m.

CATHOLIC
-Catholic Student Center, St. Augustine Church
1738 W. University Ave. 352-372-3533
Sunday Mass: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m.
Spanish service: 1:30 p.m.
-Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy
10900 SW 24th Ave. 352-332-6279
Sunday Mass: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Daily Mass:.8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

NONDENOMINATIONAL
-Campus Church of Christ


2720 SW Second Ave. 352-378-1471
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Bible study 10 a.m.

JEWISH
- Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Center
2021 NW Fifth Ave. 352-336-5877
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:15 a.m.
-UF Hillel Jewish Student Center
16 NW 18th St. 352-372-2900
Friday: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.

PRESBYTERIAN
-Presbyterian Student Center
1402 W. University Ave. 352-376-7539
Sunday: 7 p.m.
-First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville
300'SW Second Ave. 352-378-1527
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. in small sanctuary, 10:55
a.m. in large sanctuary

METHODIST
-First United Methodist Church
419 NE First St. 352-372-8523
Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.
-University United Methodist Church
104 NW 14th St. 352-372-8183
Sunday: 11 a.m.

LUTHERAN
-University Lutheran Church and Campus
Center
1826 W. University Ave. 352-373-6945
Sunday: 10:25 a.m.
-First Lutheran Church
1801 NW Fifth Ave. 352-376-2062
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. traditional service with
liturgy
11 a.m. contemporary service


QUAKER
-Religious Society of Friends
702 NW 38th St. 352-372-1070
Sunday: 11 a.m.

HARE KRISHNA
-Hare Krishna Student Center
214 NW 14 St. 352-336-4183
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

ISLAM
-Islamic Center of Gainesville
1010 W. University Ave. 352-372-1980
Changing prayer schedule listed
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DAY SAINTS
-Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints
106 SW 24th Ave. 352-692-5592
Sunday: 10 a.m.

UNIVERSALIST
-Trinity Metropolitan Community Church
11604 SW Archer Rd. 352-495-3378
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
-United Church of Gainesville
1624 NW Fifth Ave. 352-378-3500
Sunday: 9:30,11 a.m.
-Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4225 NW 34th St. 352-377-1669
Sunday: 11 a.m.


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ABCs of UF
You may still be settling. in, but
before the grind (and gridiron
glory) of fall starts, take some time
to learn the ABCs of being a UF
student.
Lake Alice is a sanctuary for al-
ligators and birds and is a popular
destination for students looking to
plunge into nature.
The Butterfly Rainforest at the
Florida Museum of Natural History
is home to more than 55 free-flying
butterfly species and many exotic
plants.
Chili's Too just opened inside
the Racquet Club Dining Center
alongside a new Moe's Southwest
Grill.
Go to the nearest D'lites
Emporium near you, and don't
feel bad about staying. The store
offers low-fat, low-calorie and low-
carb ice cream, and flavors change
weekly.
Get your picture with statues of
UF mascots Albert and Alberta at
Emerson Alumni Hall.
If you really want to impress
your peers, glarn the words to UF's
fight song. fFans sing this song dur-
ing home football games.
Gator Growl is the largest stu-
dent-run pep rally in the world.
Past comedians featured at the
Homecoming event include Bill
Cosby and Dane Cook.
The Hub isn't home to just
Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, you
know. The building houses a com-
puter help desk, several private
study rooms and UF's International
Center, a must-visit for planning
study abroad trips.
The Inter-Residence Hall
Association, or IRHA, represents
on-campus residents and puts on


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Weeks of Welcome events for new
students.
Jogging on campus sidewalks
and trails is a popular pastime, and
starting Sept. 1, you can call a mem-
ber of UF's Naval ROTC to be your
jogging buddy, free of charge.
Those who don't visit Katie
Seashole Pressly Stadium this
spring will probably miss out on a
great season for UF's softball team.
Last spring, the team made it to the
Women's College World Series and
went 70-5 last season.


Lake Wauburg'is the off-cam-
pus destination for those looking
to canoe, swim and even climb a
rock wall, among other outdoor ac-
tivities. All you need is your Gatorl
Card to enter.
Micanopy is a sleepy town
located about 15 'miles south of
Gainesville. Spend a day browsing
its many antique stores and local
businesses for a unique experience.
Norman Field, near Sorority
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football.
The O'Connell Center, or the
O-Dome, is where UF's volleyball,
gymnastics, basketball and swim-
ming and diving teams compete.,
Welcome to the No. 1 Party
School. While it's not exactly the
same as cracking the Top 10 of pub-
lic universities, we'll take the crown
anyway.-
Quidditch has to be one of the
only sports UF doesn't offer. Suit
up this year and join an intramural
team or one of 40 sports dubs.


Spend some time in the Reitz
Union and bowl, shoot pool and
play all the Dance Dance Revolution
money can buy.
The Swamp Things is the moni-
ker given to rowdy student fans
who come to cheer on Tim Tebow
and the gang on game day.
We didn't win the ESPN con-
test, but Gainesville is known as
Titletown for winning back-to-back
basketball national championships
in 2006 and 2007 as well as the 2006
football national championship.
Don't pull a Joakim Noah and
get caught up with the University
Police for the wrong reasons. The
department operates 24/7.
Don't miss out on your chance
to vote in this year's election. If
your legal residence is still in your
hometown, request an absentee bal-
lot. If you'd prefer to change your
legal residence to Alachua County,
fill out a form online ani bring it
to the Supervisor of Elections office
downtown.
"We are the Boys" is a classic
song played at the end of the third
quarter at football games. Get ready
to sway and swing, arm in arm with
friends and strangers alike, as the
band strikes up the popular tune.
XS, next to Gator City Sports
Grill, is one of several bars and
dubs located in "midtown" on
University Avenue.
The Yulee Pit, near Museum
Road and Southwest 13th Street, is
a sinkhole utilized for tanning and
games of ultimate Frisbee.
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Stay safe, save money with transportation alternatives


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Contributing Writer

In light of rising gas prices, more students
are forced to find means of travel that don't
involve getting behind the wheel of a car.
Luckily for UF students, there are plenty of
ways to get around Gainesville and campus
without one.

Walking
It's the cheapest transportation alternative,


and there are plenty of sidewalks in Gainesville
where students can get their walk on.

Biking
Unlike motor scooters, bicycles are allowed
in the core of campus, and they can be taken to
the Student Government-funded bike repair
shop beside the Reitz Union for free.
Like cars, bicyclists can be ticketed for not
stopping at stop signs, speeding and not using
lights at night.


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A Regional Transit System Route 34 bus passes by a row of bikes near the Hub on UF
campus on Aug. 6.


The Bus
UF students ride Gainesville's Regional
Transit System buses for free with their Gator
1' Cards because the service is part of tuition.
Santa Fe College students must pay 50 cents a
ride or buy a semester pass.
Buses go all over the city, including major
apartment complexes and The Oaks Mall.
Buses that go to and from UF's campus can be
tracked online at gator-locator.com.

Later Gator
The Later Gator bus service schleps stu-
dents between Downtown Station and cam-
pus. It runs every night of the week, usually
from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Major stops include
the Reitz Union, The Oaks Mall, Campus
Club Apartments and Lexington Crossing
Apartments. Other routes run on the week-
ends as well. It's free for UF students and up
to $1 for everyone else.

Motorcycles and Scooters
This option is increasingly popular on
campus, but as of Aug. 15, they are no longer
allowed in the core of campus. However, 100
more motorcycle and scooter parking spaces
were recently added outside the auto-free
zone to compensate for the loss of spaces near
classroom buildings.
Motorcycle parking decals, which can be
purchased at parking.ufl.edu, have also gone
up to $64 a year.

SNAP
Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP)
vans will pick up and drop off students any-
where on campus every night of the week.
Students can call 392-SNAP from 6:30 p.m.
to 1:30 a.m. to arrange for an escort. Walking
escorts are also available.


Gator Lift
Students with temporary or permanent
disabilities can arrange for on-campus trans-
port through Gator Lift, which operates from
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays. Transportation
from class to class can even be arranged for
an entire semester. Call 374-6547, ext. 482 to
schedule.

Zipcar and GreenRide
With Zipcar, UF students can rent cars from
on-campus locations at a rate of $7 an hour or
$70 a day. The price includes gas, insurance,
parking and 180. miles of driving. There is
an annual fee of $50. Students-can sign up at
zipcar.com
GreenRide is an online carpool program
students can use to find potential ride match-
es. Students are matched based on starting
and ending locations and preferences, such as
smoking or non-smoking.

Gator Ride and Taxi Stands
For less-than-sober students who need to
get home after a night at the bars or clubs,
there are two new options that will be avail-
able in the fall. Gator Ride, which starts Oct.
18, will provide free transportation from any
bar or club in Gainesville to any residence in
the city. It will operate from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Thursday through Saturday. To use the ser-
vice, at least one student in a group must have
a Gator 1 Card.
Starting Aug. 30, taxi stands near the bars
and dubs in both midtown and downtown
Gainesville will provide easier access to taxis
from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m Wednesday through
Saturday. One stand will be located on
University Avenue in front of Balls. The other
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Eating on campus not limited to just dining halls


By SARAH KIENY
Alligator Writer

If you're ready to break away
from your new-found diet of
instant noodles and yesterday's
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pizza, there are plenty of on-cam-
pus alternatives, with UF offer-
ing choices ranging from sushi to
Starbucks.
Gator Dining Services, UF's
official food service provider,


satiates students' appetites with
more than 35 dining options.
It offers a variety of fast food
chains, including Burger King,
Wendy's, Chick-fil-A and Taco
Bell.


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Club on Aug. 6. The two new restaurants are scheduled to open in the fall.


But fine dining is also avail-
able in Camellia Court Cafe at
the Ham Museum of Art and
the Arredondo Room at the Reitz
Union.
The two main dining halls to
chow down at are the Broward
Dining Center and Gator Corner
Dining Center.
Both halls offer all-you-can-
eat meals with foods influenced
by Mediterranean, Latin and
American tastes.
Menu items include anything
from Indian-style tandoori chick-
en to beef lo mein.
Both dining halls also cater to
vegan students and have been
ranked by PETA for their excel-
lence.
To grab a quick snack between
classes, students can visit Little
Hall Express or Pugh Hall's
Chomp and Go for sandwiches
and smoothies, as well as chips
and treats to munch on in your
next class.
Graham Oasis and Beaty
Market are two food stores lo-
cated in residence halls.
Their candy selection is first-
rate, and both are convenient
when you have the munchies in
your dorm.
And with five Starbucks on
campus, some open until 4 a.m.
during exam week, UF students


never have to look far for their
caffeine fix.
A Chili's Too and Moe's
Southwest Grill just opened
in the Racquet Club Dining
Center adjacent to the Student
Recreation and Fitness Center.
Chili's Too will offer a smaller
version of the popular restau-
rant's menu, while Moe's will
have all the favorites minus the
kids menu.
The Orange and Brew, at-
tached to the Reitz Union, sells
beer (for those of
On age) and sandwiches
CampuS and frequently hosts
events for students
at night.
Several recent changes to UF
meal plans have brought the total
number of dining program op-
tions to eight.
The new commuter meal
membership gives students who
live off campus the ability to eat
on campus at a discounted rate.
Over the summer, The Olam
restaurant opened at Hillel serv-
ing kosher food to UF and the
community.
For those who aren't willing to
sign a contract for a set allotment
of meals per week, most estab-
lishments on campus will take
a declining balance from your
Gator 1 Card, cash or plastic.


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For shop-a-holics who like to scour their
local shopping mecca for the latest fashion
trends, Gainesville has an excellent variety of,
small boutiques and shops that should satisfy
anyone sick of trudging through The Oaks
Mall.

Store 101
101N. Malm St
This boutique and art gallery incorporates
a diverse collection of offbeat local artists'
works.
When you walk into the store, you are
surrounded by different art mediums, with
everything from toys to jewelry.
The store sells one-of-a-kind purses, screen
print T-shirts, custom necklaces and much
more.
Store 101 will feature. Kidrobot ap-
parel soon as well as a line of limited edition
dresses. Along with selling merchandise, the
store functions as an art gallery with monthly
shows featuring local artists.
The next show is titled "The Blue Period"
and will take place on Aug. 29. Store 101
opened about three months ago, and prices
range from $20 to $50, and handmade purses
begin at $70.


B fus4 Boutique
3832 W. Newbeny Road
This boutique has a little something for
everyone.
Owner Kristy Harwood has been in busi-
ness in Gainesville for seven years.
While most of the items are geared toward
college girls and their mothers, there is also a
men's section.
Blush carries brands like Kensie, Three Dot,
Guy Harvey and Free People.
The most popular items sold are the dresses
and T-shirts.
And if you're looking for game-day wear
that's a little classier than a UF Bookstore T-
shirt, Blush carries tons of specialized Gators
gear, including embroidered seersucker
dresses, crystallized shirts, tops adorned with
phrases like "Tail Gator" and orange and blue
jewelry.
The price range is pretty wide depending
on the item,
You can find gifts for as low as $2 while
dresses range from $60 to $300.
The store also carries Vineyard Vines hand-
bags for $15-$100.


Jacquelyn Broo4s Designs
1636 W. University Amve
Somewhat new to Gainesville, Jacquelyn
Brooks Designs has only been open for a year
and a half.
Owner Jacquelyn Brooks designs dresses,
jewelry and doggie apparel. Though she is
most passionate about designing dresses,
Brooks also, does alterations and takes custom
orders.
This boutique is perfect for one-of-a-kind
clothing.
Beginning this fall, Brooks will premiere
her new line, Game Day Dresses. Her orange
and blue line will feature apparel that Brooks
thinks is truly unique.
The dresses, ranging from $70 to $125, are
for girls looking for more than just jeans or
shorts to wear to a game.

Feashdac4s Recyceed Fashlons
509 NW o10t Ave.
If you're a thrift store junkie always in
search of affordable treasures, this is the store
for you.
Celebrating its 22nd year, Flashbacks has
provided affordable clothing to Gainesville
residents since 1986. Marketed toward young,


college-aged customers, the consignment
shop offers apparel to suit any style. Owner
Steve Nichtberger said his store's low prices
and wide selection draw people in.
Nichtberger said the store carries anything
from punk and indie items to goth-style ap-
parel.
A great bargain at the store is the $1 rack,
which features anything that hasn't sold in
few months. Prices depend on the brand,
though most are under $30.


1127 W. University Ave.
Wolfgang brings high-end, brand name
clothing, such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nudie
Jeans and Diesel, to Gainesville.
While it does carry top-of-the-line brands,
the store wants to cater to people on a college
budget.
Wolfgang will cover the cost of alterations
to clothes bought from the store.
Wolfgang is relatively small, which makes
it more conducive to, shopping for clothes.
Prices range from $40 to $300 for dresses and
$45 to $200 for jeans.
The store wants to bring unique styles
to Gainesville and introduce people to new
brands from around the world.


2 Hey new kid,
what are you wearing?
Avoid freshman fashion mistakes
by checking out our fashion column
on page 36.


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8 Hoping to find a bar or club that
suits your style - or underage status?
Gainesville offers a diverse nightlife,
and you can read about
some of the highlights on page 40.


* If you're itching to check out the
Gainesville music scene, we can help.
Visit http://www.alligator.org/the.av-
enue to learn about upcoming local
shows.





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Local music scene provides excuse to get out of the dorm


By ROBERT HILSON
Avenue Writer
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Enjoy quality, ambience at favorite Gainesville eateries


By MARGARITA DELAPAZ
Avenue Writer

Whether you're new to
Gainesville or just looking for a
new place to eat, Gainesville has
a ton of local eats to check out
this semester. Make the most of
your time here and uncover these
Gainesville gems that will give
you the best food for your buck.
Mi Apa Latin Cafe
While Flaco's Cuban Bakery &
Coffee downtown may be good
at 3 a.m., Mi Apa makes every-
thing just the way I like it.
If you're from South Florida,
this is the best place to get home-
style meals.
It tastes like the rice my mom
makes, and it's the best Cuban
bread I've had in Gainesville
- something I've searched
for pretty much everywhere.
They've even got a drive-through
window if you're in a hurry.

Merlion Singapore Cuisine
Driving up to this restaurant
doesn't really make you want to
eat there, but once you go inside,
it is a sight to see.
Elegant decorations sur-
round you while you eat tasty
Singapore cuisine.

Terrell's Bar-B-Que
The service is quick, and there


isn't an actual restaurant.
But as far as barbeque goes in
Gainesville, this place is pretty
good.
Both the Northeast 16th
Avenue and the South Main
Street locations are carry-out
only, but the ribs are wonderful.
They've been serving Gainesville
for years, and their pile of ribs
gives you a lot of food for a mere
$8.
Take them home or sit on the
patio chairs they provide and
watch the Main Street traffic.
Szechuan Panda
Restaurant
It's your average Chinese
food, but the Friday and Saturday
buffets are a lot of food for a great
price.
The buffet features snow crab
legs, every type of Chinese food
imaginable and even sushi, all for
about $10.

Bento Cafe
While I'm not a fan of sushi,
my friends tell me this is good
stuff. I think their General Tso's
chicken rice bowl is heavenly,
and it's a good compromise when
you want nothing to do with raw
fish.-
Their pad thai is great for
anyone needing a spicy kick,
and their miso soup is the best


staff sings you "Happy Birthday" for. Try their penne alla vodka or
and gives you a complimentary the vitello piccatta. They're both
shot of tequila. equally amazing.


I've ever tasted. There are two
locations in Gainesville - one on
Archer Road across from Butler
Plaza and another on Newberry
Road next to Regal Cinemas.
Both serve the same food quickly
and at a pretty good price.

Leonardo's 706
Jazz. Live entertainment.
Great food. I could very easily fill
myself up here on their buttery
garlic rolls alone, but don't make
the same mistake I did.
Leave some. room to enjoy
every bite of your sure-to-be-de-
licious entree. Whether you get a
huge salad or a heavy but creamy
and delicious pasta, you'll leave
happy.
706 features live jazz Monday
and Thursday nights and also
boasts a fantastic display of des-
serts that will send you to choco-
late heaven.
If you're up early enough,
you can even enjoy their Sunday
brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

El Norteno
Mexican Restaurant
Chili's margaritas are pretty
good, but they're nothing com-
pared to an endless pitcher
paired with authentic Mexican
quesadillas.
This place also makes for a
great 21st birthday dinner as the


Saigon Legend Restaurant
Inexpensive, average but tasty
Vietnamese food within walking
distance from campus.
It's pretty cheap too, and the
fried bananas with ice cream
keep me wanting more. Servers
are always extremely nice and
willing to get you anything you
need.
Uppercrust Productions
Some of the best guilty plea-
sures are housed in this charm-
ing, quaintly decorated pastry
shop.
While they have great desserts
and the best chocolate-covered
strawberries in the world, what
really gets me is their freshly
baked bread. Multi-grain, sour-
dough and everything in between
are baked fresh each morning
and throughout the day.

Alessandro Ristorante
This beautiful, family-owned
authentic Italian restaurant in
Northwest Gainesville is one of
the city's best-kept secrets.
I've never had to wait for a
table or been disappointed with
anything I've ordered.
They are a bit on the pricey
side, but you get what you pay


The Gelato Company
No eggs, less calories than ice
cream and half the fat. The Gelato
Company downtown serves
Italian ice cream in an array of
flavors that change daily.
Sample a little bit of every-
thing before making your final
decision because everything is
delectable.
If you still can't make up your
mind, pick two flavors and enjoy
them side by side for the same
price. Also make sure to try their
paninis. I recommend the turkey,
apple and swiss.

D'Lites Emporium
This low-calorie indulgence is
perfect for students looking for
ice cream without all the extra
guilt.
Their smallest serving has a
measly 40 calories. A regular fills
me up and comes in at just 80
calories without toppings.
Their flavors change daily
and range from mint chocolate
chip to amaretto cheesecake and
everything in between.
After success in their 43rd
Street location, they opened a
second site in the Publix shop-
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Caf6 Gardens
Cafe Gardens has been just
across from campus since
1976. This quaint landmark
establishment with award
winning courtyard dining
is perfect for any date or
gathering. Open 7 days. For live
music schedule, call 376-2233
1643 NW 1 st Ave

Gator Dawgs
Check us out. We have over 20
styles of hot dogs to choose from.
Chicago style, a frito dog, a
Colombia dog, etc. and we come
up with new ones all the time.
Our burgers are prepared fresh
daily and cooked to order. Our
deli sandwiches come with over a
1/4 lb. of meat and your choice
of toppings. New vegetarian
and vegan cuisine: veggie dogs,
vegan buns, and veggie chili. We
serve beer, too. For delivery or to
see our full menu - check us out at
Gaiorfood.com. We are located
at 1023 W. University Ave. 378-
4353. Call ahead for pickup.


Asian

Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PI. (behind
Hippodrome Theatre Downtown)
Offering Asian Fusion Cuisine in
a relaxing atmosphere. Join us
Tuesday for Wine Night, half
/ off all bottles. Wed and Thurs
*'" night $4 martinis. Open for
lunch: Mon-Fri 1 1:30-2:30 Sun
12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs 5-
10pm Fri-Sat 5-10:30 pm.
Call 371-2323 for a reservation.


Steamers
Some like it Hot, others like a
good Pinch. Experience the BIG
food for SMALL prices we've
been serving Gators for almost


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25 years. Featuring Malaysian
style Curry, Fried Rice, unique
sandwiches, and cold tall-boys.
Call ahead for pick-up service.
374-9920. 1 Block away from
Library West 1618 NW 1 st Ave.
www.steamersgville.com


Barbecue
Adam's Rib Co.
Voted Gainesville's best Ribs!
Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Dine in, carry out, or-catering.
Your hometown BBQ
headquarters minutes from UF.
2111 13th St. 373-8882
Hrs. Sun-Sat 9am-9pm
Delivered by Gatorfood

David's BBQ
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Ear-in,
Take-out, Drive Thru, Catering
or Tailgating. Everybody loves
David's BBQ because, unlike
ordinary BBQ places, David's
cooks over a real wood fire! Eat
where the locals eatrl Voted #1I
BBO in Gainesville! Approved
caterer for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm.
Sunday open at 8am. Drive Thru
'til 9:30pm seven days! 352-
373-2002. Have David's BBQ
delivered by Gatorfood.com.
FREE WIFI 5121 NW 39th Ave.
www.davidsBBQ.com

i Breakfast & Lunch )

Peach Valley Cafe
We specialize in scratch cook-
ing that's available for dine in
or take out for all your break-
fast and lunch needs. This sister
restaurant to Stonewood Grill
and Tavern has a breakfast menu
that includes everything from eggs
benedict, a wide selection of
gourmet omelets, pancakes, french
toast, muffins and more. Be sure
to try our famous Buttermilk Drop
Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, and our


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one of a kind Sack of Orchard
Fresh Apple Fritters, made from
Granny Smith apples, tossed in
a blend of cinnamon and sugar.
We also offer breakfast on the
go with our breakfast wrap, egg
sandwich and seasonal fruit bowl.
For lunch, enjoy one of our valley
fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers
or gourmet wraps. You can't go
wrong with the Pine Grove Chicken
sandwich, made with a fresh, char-
grilled chicken breast, smoked
bacon and melted cheese. Our
burgers are hand pocked and
made from fresh choice sirloin, NY
strip and filet mignon. Our popular
Sequoia Burger is made with
caramelized red onions, sauteed
mushrooms, smoked bacon and
melted provolone cheese. We also
serve a variety of gourmet wraps,
perfect for when you're on the go.
Our line of beverages includes
specialty coffees, beer and wine.
Take out is available (Call ahead
to order), as well as catering and
party platters. Open 7 AM - 8
PM every day. We're located
at 3275 S.W. 34th St., next to
Carrabbas and behind Hooters.
352-376-1834

Bagels Unlimited.
Serving Gainesville for over
25 years. BU is a tradition of
sons. We offer many breakfast
platters cooked fresh, featuring
omelettes, eggs any style, large
pancakes, French Toast, Knishes,
17 varieties of bagels and a
large assortment of spreads. Also
available are tofu and tempeh.
Over 100 bottles of hot sauces
are available for sampling.
1222 West University Ave.
Open everyday from 6:30am-
3pm.


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Guthrie's
Come try the original chicken
fingers. Great food at great
prices. Now serving salads:
garden, ceasor and fiesta bean.
1520 SW 13th St. -
505-5635

Coffee Shop/

Maude's Classic
Coffee :
A gourmet coffee shoppe with
a wide array of desserts and
treats made daily. We also
serve delicious sandwiches,
salads, appetizers, beer, & wine..
Much of our menu is vegan or
vegetarian friendly. Bring your
own CLEAN 12 oz. cup and get
a daily brew for a buck. Indoor
and outdoor seating available.
Free wireless and parking
behind the building. Downtown
Gainesville 336-9646.


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Omi's Kitchen
Gainesville's Best in Cuban,
Italian, and Mexican cuisine.
New menu items prepared daily!
Come try our famous Cuban
sandwiches and slow roasted
pork. We cater 7 days a week!
Visit us in the Tower Square
Shopping Center at 5729 SW
* 75th Street.
373-0301

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at 13th St.
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staff specializes in addressing
your breakfast and lunch needs. ,
Our breakfast menu includes,
"size of the plate" pancakes,
three-egg scrambles, French
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Fusion of flavors from India.
Try our incredible weekend
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to Sunday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Closed on Monday's
3833 Nw 97th Blvd Phone: 333-
1 133
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Japanese

Bento Cafe
Check out Gainesville's most
popular sushi joint. Enjoy our
Bento boxes, boba tea, sashimi
bowls, and noodle bowls in a hip,
trendy atmosphere. Two great
locations with outside seating.
Open every day for carryout or
dine-in. Call our Newberry Rd.
location at
377-8686 or our Archer Rd.
location at 224-5123.

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La Fortuna
Come enjoy a variety of hot
Latin food served everyday,
Mondby-Saturda y Lunch: 10am-
3pm Dinner: 3-8pm Try our fresh
Cuban, Roast Pork and Roost
Beef sandwiches. Join us for
Karaoke on Fridays at 7pm and
Latin dancing on Saturdays from
9pm- 1:30am. Now showing the
soccer South American World
Cup Qualifiers. Located at 1 25
N.W. 23rd Ave. 352-371-9496


Local & Organic

Mildred's Big City
Food
When you eat at Mildred's
you're investing in your
community! We buy more local
food than ALL other restaurants
combined. Our Food is NOT
Processed. Start Living Healthy!
Fresh Food Made From Scratch!
LOCAL. ORGANIC. GOOD.
Inexpensive specialty cakes!
JUST MINUTES FROM
CAMPUS-ON THE BUS-ROUTE
3445 W. University Ave.
371-1711
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New Deal Cafe
Keepin' it fresh. Keepin' it real.
We buy fresh products: Meat,
Fish & Veggies NO ONE
comes close to our commitment
to sustainable agriculture.
Best Burger in Town!!!
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Diamond in the Ruff.
Stellar Martini Menu &
Beer Selection! 371-4418


Mediterranean

good-looking as it is flavorful."
NEW Happy Hour Specials!
Everyday 4pm-7pm
There's something for everyone)
Small and Large Plates for
Tapas Style Dining. Amazing
party space,
affordable prices & terrific
service.
Visit www.tiamogainesville.com
12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6.307


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Mellow Mushroom
We're not sure what is more
unique about the Mellow Mush-
room--the prices themselves or
the value that you get for such
reasonable prices. You can eat
there on a student budget, but
the quality of ingredients and
the love that go into every item is
good enough to share with your
mom. Or boyfriend. There are
plenty of salads and you can
build your own or enjoy locally
produced tempeh, avocado, and
teriyaki on the one hand, or a
loaded pie like the mighty meaty
or the 10-ingredient house spe-
cial. You might say there's some-
thing there for every one of your
four boyfriends. Just make sure
everyone knows it's your restau-
rant before you take them. Lunch
& Dinner 7 Days, Outside Seat-
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Tastes from around the world :
Mexican, Pan-Asian, Italian,
Mediterranean, American Deli.
No meal is more than $10!
Wednesday: All you can eat
sushi for $10. Monday all you
can eat Lunch $8 and Dinner $10.
Lunch specials Monday through
Friday 11:30 am to 2-30 pm for
$5.
Dinner Specials Monday through
Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 for $7.
Take-out available. We also offer
discount group rates and catering
for events. The Hillel
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the street from the O'Dome.
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With a little effort, neighbors can become friends


By ALYSSA LETTMAN
Avenue Contributing Writer


IRbm room living can be a huge adjust-
ment for many students.
Moving away from home and into a
place where you share the bathroom and
kitchen with 20 strangers is intimidating,
to say the least.
Not only do you have to clean up after
yourself, you also have to share a roof with
someone else.
But you might surprise yourself with
how easy it can be to turn dorm living into
a home away from home with a few ice-
breaking activities.
First off, the most inexpensive and ba-
sic way to bond with your floor is through


television. I can almost guarantee that
others also enjoy the shows you love to
watch.
Talk with your roommate to discover a
common program, and host a get-together
in your room for anyone who wants to
watch with you. Print out flyers, and post
them in the common area or kitchen to
advertise.
This can even become a weekly event,
or you can expand it to other TV shows
and programs to get the most people in-
volved.
Second, try to incorporate food into any
mixer or activity you're trying to throw.
Potlucks are great ways to bring people
together and can either stand by them-
selves - be incorporated into another


activity.
For example, host a movie night pot-
luck and suggest everyone bring a favorite
movie snack.
Mealtimes can be difficult for students
who are away from home for the first time
or don't know anyone to eat with in the
dining halls.
Dorm Having everyone on your
L if floor bring one dish to a meal is
an inexpensive way to make the
dorm feel more like home. Not to mention
the nice change of pace from fast food. You
can also bond with a buddy who can't
cook. Who knows what two clueless chefs
can concoct.
Another common thread is exercise.
Whether it is a sport, jogging or going


to the gym, if you look, there are always
people interested in joining you. No mat-
ter what level of activity you feel you're
at, joining a group will definitely make it
more enjoyable.
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Getting a group together to go down to the
Yulee Pit for a game of ultimate Frisbee or
a battle-of-the-sexes soccer game on Flavet
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people together for a good time.
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Embrace your inner bookw
By JESSICA METZGER recently released, you can devour this
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Looking for something entertaining
to read during your downtime? Here is
a book list that can revive your reading
agenda for the fall.

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by Stephenie Meyer
Distract yourself from your home-
work problems by reading about Bella
Swan - danger-magnet extraordinaire
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school and new vampire love, Edward.
And with the series' fourth and final
installment, "Breaking Dawn," being


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by Meg Cabot
This hilarious story follows a screen-
writer and her action-film star who
become stranded in the Alaskan snow
after a thwarted assassination attempt
by their helicopter pilot,
Their mutual loathing turns into be-
grudging camaraderie and eventually
into something more while they attempt
to stay alive in the harsh climate - not
to mention more assassins seem to pop
up wherever they run.


orm with this
"The Other Boleyn Girl"
by Philippa Gregory
This is historical fiction at its best,
giving you the skinny on the drama and
intricacies of court life, Henry VIII's
temperamental personality and the am-
bitious Boleyn family. The novel is ten
times better than the movie, chock-full
of great detail and weaving plotlines.

"The Lovely Bones"
by Alice Sebold
If you're in the mood for a murder
mystery, read this classic novel told from
the perspective of the murdered girl as
she follows her family, her classmates
and her murderer.


reading list
Warning: This book is an emotional
roller coaster, so be sure to find a good
secluded spot where you can dive in
undisturbed.

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The "Girl with a Pearl Earring" au-
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William Blake and how his work "Songs
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Avoid these freshman fashion pitfalls


By STEPHANIE GRANADA
Avenue Writer

Fresh meat.
f&t your first day of college and whether
the halls are chanting this or not, you're sure
your forehead is displaying a bold tattoo pro-
claiming to the world, "I am a lost and help-
less baby Gator."
Don't worry. The voices are just in your
head. You are lucky enough to have fellow
colleagues who are much too kind and poised
to-poift you out with a taunting chant.
Nonetheless, you have been spotted. It's
something about your stick-straight hair and
head-to-toe Hollister attire that lets us know
your ranking in this world. Our inner dia-
logue might be as sweet as a reminiscent "I re-
member being a freshman" or perhaps a more
cynical "glad I'm not a clueless freshman."
Many of you will receive, if you haven't
already, the sly grin from the weathered up-
perclassmen who are secretly thinking, "Ah,
freshman. What a tool." But rest assured, your
fall from top dog in high school doesn't have
to be so drastic. There are ways to appear
older than your juvenile years..
Begin by boxing all your high school
staples. Send them straight to your younger
sibling. Obvious identifiers should include
anything with a Hollister, American Eagle or
Abercrombie & Fitch logo splattered across
the chest, gluteus or back.
Nothing screams American teen like a big
"So Cal Love" framing your tush.
The same is true for any cartoon or cleverly
phrased T-shirt for Hot Topic aficionados.
While you're packing, also stash away
your beloved senior week T-shirts and high
school sports sweats. You were No. 25 and
played sweeper for your field hockey team.


Good. for you, but no one cares. Save your
glory-days gear for the gym.
College is a time for experimenting and
getting to know yourself. This is just as true
for fashion as anything else.
To look like you put your style together
effortlessly, think about how you imagine
yourself as an adult.
Where will you be? What will you be wear-
ing? Do you see yourself as a classic Audrey
Hepburn at a Massachusetts country club or
a free-spirited Marianne Faithfull at a Lower
East Side dive?
When you've got a semi-clear picture
of what you someday want to be (this will
probably change at some point in your col-
lege years), start experimenting. Mix up your
Abercrombie jeans with a flower-printed
blouse for a boho-chic look or your Hot Topic
Smiths shirt with black skinny jeans if your
soul hums to a tougher tune.
We snobby upperclassmen expect the
young ones to be clueless. If you have your
personal style down pat, we can see you know
how to hold your own.
Next, you don't want to look like you did
all your back-to-school shopping at the Reitz
Union. You might as well run around scream-
ing, "Mom and Dad are so proud I'm finally
in college," if all your clothes are orange and
blue.
You'll notice that UF has a lot of school
spirit. That might even be what drew you
here. And that's great, but it's just pure sci-
ence. The longer you wear something the
more worn out it looks.
If every day you wear a brand new Gator
shirt, sweatshirt or whatever, we're going to
know you're new in town.
Wear your Gator gear around the house
and wash it a couple times.


Unless it's a game day, you should never be
completely covered in Gator gear. It shouldn't
look like UF puked on you after a long day of
tailgating.
Aside from Gators color, Gainesville, being
a hot, humid college town, calls for clothing
that is functional and breathable.
This might come as a big disappointment
for us. fashion lovers, but it's just a fact that
hiking around campus in heels and semi-
couture dresses won't cut it. I'm still trying to
learn that lesson.
In this neck of the woods, wear flowing
dresses, structured shorts, embellished tank
tops - anything cotton.
As far as colors go, I prefer whites, earth
tones and pastels since the town is more rural
than urban. Light colors also help you stay
cool.
Think more of Carolina Herrera's resort
collections instead of Burberry's street wear.
For shoes that are comfortable and stylish,
avoid rubber flip-flops and chunky sneakers.
Instead, choose strappy earth-toned sandals
and shiny flats.
The cliche "less is more" stands for hair
and makeup. Stay away from the straighten-
ing iron. Let your luscious locks do what they
do. In your day-to-day makeup bag all you
need is a good bronzer, lip gloss and mascara.
For night time, I have no rules. I suggest
and ask that you go crazy. Get dolled up. Wear
the high heels, black eyeliner and sequined,
short dresses. Perhaps your generation can
help reinstate cocktail wear in a town that
stays casual day-to-night.
As with everything else in life, the key to
success here is to be yourself. It's easy to want
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* I was having lunch with a friend who
is involved in public health, and I decided
to get her input on safe sex.
Her response was that the only ways
to not get pregnant are abstinence or total
monogamy with one person paired with
birth control.
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this because of the layers of shame and
taboo involved.
Sure, we laugh and joke, but few are
apt to talk about masturbation as an alter-
native form of safe sexual pleasure.
The fact that masturbation has been
proven to release endorphins, relieve
menstrh-ual cramps and increase well-be-
ing and happine-s also makes the case for
masturbation as a safe-sex practice.
It can induce a sense of relaxation or
even give a boost of newfound energy.
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wonderful way to figure out how.
Make time to explore yourself if you
have this problem. It's not dirty. It's not
wrong. You won't go blind, and you're
definitely not a social anomaly if you
masturbate.
Don't get me wrong: If you're abso-
lutely against masturbation for whatever
reason, then don't do it.
However, for the rest of us, consider
this extreme example. In "The Mass
Psychology of Fascism," Wilhelm Reich


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the suppression
of sexuality and
the imposition
of anti-sexual
morality, you
could not have an authoritarian govern-
ment because people would be free from
shame and would trust their own sense of
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By ALLISON GRINER The building still maintains a lot of its
Avenue Writer original architecture.from that era.
In 1972, six artists created the
Need something different to do on a Hippodrome and they eventually settled
Saturday night? The Hippodrome State on their current venue in 1979.
Theatre is the whole package. Along the way, the Hippodrome has
A stately building located downtown premiered many original works, includ-
near the Sun Center, its imposing limestone ing Tennessee Williams' "Tiger Tail" in
columns harbor an art gallery, movie the- 1979 and "College: The Musical" this past
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Lest you think the Hipp is just your The 266-seat theatre, located on the
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musicals and plays such as "Gutenberg! The
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Tickets to see the main stage produc-
tions are $25 to $30, depending on the date,
but students can get in for $12 with a UF
ID, making the price of high-quality live
entertainment on par with a night at the
movies.
But if movies are your preference, the
Hipp offers its own brand of cinema, show-
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sion is only $7. On Tuesdays and Sundays,
students with ID can get in for only $5.
On top of offering a new film each week,


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festivals that cater to specific interests.
If the off-beat cinema is not enough of an
attraction, there is also a bar right outside
of its movie theater.
In addition, the Hippodrome cinema
will soon be offering a late movie special. If
patrons come to purchase their movie tick-
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Gainesville clubs feature indie, country, hip-hop and more


By SHAW PATTON
Avenue Writer

'Thousands of students are drawn to
the streets of downtown and midtown
Gainesville every night. They come in
droves, staggering out of the student ghet-
to, fumbling their way from the dorms and
cruising out from the various apartment
complexes that litter this college town.
This list serves as only a sampler of
the clubs, venues and bars available in
Gainesville. More information on local
nightlife happenings can be found simply
by grabbing a flier in Turlington Plaza or
glancing at the overlapping posters on bul-
letin boards around town. There is always
something to do here.

Common Grounds
Common Grounds is the definitive
Gainesville live-music venue, known for
bringing big-name, national acts to the
college town. The building houses two
bars, one indoor and one outside dubbed
The Porch. One thing to look forward to is
Monday karaoke night. Before the singing
starts, the venue serves free beer from 9 p.m.
to 10 p.m. - a brilliant strategy that gets
people loose behind the microphone. Local
heroes Against Me! and Less Than Jake are
just some of the bands that have frequented
this venue. All shows at Common Grounds
are 18 and older unless accompanied by a
parent or guardian. Prices for shows and
events fluctuate from free to $15.

Market Street Pub
The place is always packed. Market


Street Pub has a unique history that dates
back to the turn of the 20th century, when
it was mainly a brewery, a tradition which
it carries to this day. The pub, located on
Southwest First Avenue, is famous for its
home-brewed beers and countless taps. It
houses both a bar and lounge area, which
are easily accessible for those who like to
switch between dancing, drinking and
shooting darts. The building is like a cha-
meleon and reinvents itself each night with
different themes and music styles. There is
also live music all week, with a healthy bal-
ance of cover bands and original material.
Cover is usually free but can be around $5
or $6 for shows. The place is 21 and older
most nights.

1982
1982 is a smaller, recently revamped
venue that sits on West University Avenue.
Both national and local acts perform here. It
is an all-ages venue, so do not be surprised
if you find yourself wading knee-deep in
swarms of high school students. The many
great qualities of 1982 outweigh any incon-
veniences brought on by this mix of demo-
graphics. It is one of the closest music ven-
ues to UF, save for the unfair comparison
of the on-campus Orange and Brew. In the
event of sudden bouts of hunger between
band sets, both Wing Zone and Checkers are
conveniently close and open late. The music
is great, and the prices are fair. Admission is
usually between $5 and $10.

The Atlantic .
It is the hip, indie place to be at the
moment. Located on North Main Street,


The Atlantic is the illegitimate brainchild
of the people behind No Idea Records,
which guarantees that quality music will
be played. It has the slick atmosphere of
an Italian independent film, with quirky,
romantic paintings and knickknacks adorn-
ing the walls. By rule of thumb, The Atlantic
is a dance club during the week and a live
venue during the weekend. Motown and
'80s music are among the genres played
during the themed dance nights. Cover
charge ranges between $5 and $10.

The University Club (UC)
if nothing else, go here for The Lady
Pearl Show. This weekly drag show is
hosted by the charismatic Lady Pearl
herself and happens every Thursday and
Friday night. The atmosphere is comfort-
able, and the building gives off a Hogwarts
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry feel in its
construction. The building has three stories,
filled with multiple bars, pool tables and
balconies. Cover for admission is usually
about $5 or $6. The club is located on East
University Avenue.

The Swamp
The Swamp Restaurant, known to many
as a Greek hangout and named after the
field it sits near, is always jam-packed with
students. It gets particularly full on game
nights. This restaurant and bar is highly
accessible, located right across from cam-
pus on University Avenue. The two-story
building has a bar on each floor and serves
food all day. Gators memorabilia adorns its
walls, and there are plenty of televisions to


watch Gators sports. Outside, there is a pa-
tio and front lawn. The Swamp Restaurant
boasts that it is "the number one college
establishment in the country." Once the sun
goes down, the place is guaranteed to be
shoulder to shoulder with people looking to
drink $5 pitchers and mingle.

8 Seconds (:08)
For the cowboys and cowgirls in
Gainesville, there is 8 Seconds. It is the one
dance club in this town where full western
garb will not stick out like a sore thumb
among popped collars and sleek "Night at
the Roxbury" dress shirts. 8 Seconds is all
about line dancing and is described as "the
true country experience." Obviously, avoid
this place if country music sounds like
yowling cats to you. The building is hard
to miss as it is covered in cow spots. The
top floor has pool tables, and the bottom
floor has a large wooden dance floor with
a beer tub. Friday and Saturdays have two
step and line dance lessons from 9 p.m. to
10 p.m. Saturday are $20 all you can drink.
Cover is $5 to $7.

XS
XS is one of the more traditional dance
clubs and bars on this list. A fairly recent ad-
dition to the Gainesville night life, it shares
a building with Grog House, Salty Dog
Saloon, Balls and Gator City Sports Grill.
Friday night is '80s night with $2 pitchers.
Dig out your Spandex, and perfect your
side ponytail for this' dance party. Ladies
night is Wednesday, when a live DJ plays
hip-hop and dance. The building features
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OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's
$467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Today!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever!
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-1

-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-18-
08-25-1


For Rent
furnished

2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, inter-
net, water incll Move in now or fall."
www.ufrentals.com. 8-18-25-1

Walk to Campus!
Fully furn bdrm in 4 bdrm condo. Utlil, pool,
cable, intrnet incid. Starts @ $400. 904-859-
7524 8-18-08-54-1

ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACH COTTAGE drive; BIG/SMALL groups, sleeps 2-16 in
beds www.octagonbeach.com 813-760-6369
bicycle cruisers, boogieboards, fishing poles
incl. FULLY STOCKED: as low as $177 9-
18-70-1

$AVE YOUR CA$H FOR THE WEEKENDS
Fully furnished 2br and 4br condos starting
at ONLY $420/per bdrm. Includes Cable
w/HBO, alarm, full sized W/D, and more.
Rmmte Matching available! 377-6700"
www.ucommonscondos.com 8-18-25-1

100s of units available, furnished or un-
furnished. All utilities included, great bus
routes. $200 holds your unit for fall semester.
Call Frances @ 352-375-8787,Rent Florida
Realty,The Leader In College Housing 8-
26-08-30-1

Room Available: Huge master suite in large
home. Pool community near UFNA. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, internet,
cable TV & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail.
$525/mo. Call 219-3410 8-29-30-1

$1000 CASH INCENTIyE
GATEWAY GAINESVILLE-
AMAZING DEALIl HUGE DISCOUNT
ON NEWLY RENOVATED UNITSI!l
4BR/2BA Individual leases.
Fully furnished. Move in 8/23.
2 shared baths-$400, 2 private baths-$444
Utilities, DSL, TV, Washer/Dryer Included.
Beautiful Pool, Gym, Study Area, Tanning,
and More! Email romz2323@ufl.edu
or leave message at 815-927-0281
8-18-08-17-1

$395-4/4 CONDO
available for immediate occupancy at
University Terrace. Furnished or unfurnished.
Individual leases. Call 514.3398. 8-18-12-1
."-""** LAMANCHA CONDOS """""*
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Individual
leases, all utilities, cable, & internet in-
cluded $399/mo. Call 352-278-9347. Go to
www.lamanchacondos.com for more info.
8-27-14-1


*" For Rent
furnished

...... UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST *****
4BR/4BA Individual leases. Fully fur-
nished, utils included. W/D. $399/mo.
Plenty of parking. Call 352-278-9347. Go
to www.bogartproperties.com for more info.
8-27-14-1

Immaculate efficiency condo, renovated, w/d
premises. W/S incl. a/c, NS, No pets. 1.5 mi
S UF/Shands. Quiet area, 2Bus routes. Avail
August $480/mo 561-798-7437 8-28-08-
14-1

HUGE 1BR apt. All glass around, in private
home, own entrance, large patio, garage
parking, utilities paid, quiet person $750.
NW 14th Ave near UF. 352-219-3819, Lisa or
332-1429 Kathy. 8-18-08-10-1

$600 OFF if pd semi-annually. Furn'd &
unfurn'd Ig 4/2 seeking student roommates
$400/mo. Master Available.Off Main St, W/D
full kitchen, kegarator, no damage dep., non-
smoking. dottiecarson@bellsouth.net 561
685-1479 CALL! 8-18-08-10-1

Countryside @ University 4BR/4BA Condo.,
2 rooms avail. 1 yr lease. 8/1/08 - 7/31/09.
TV, W/D, internet cable access, pool, gym,
on bus rt. $450/mo/room. Call 386-445-0043
ask for Francine or Tony, frannyro@cfl.rr.com
8-25-Q8-9-1

COUNTRYSIDE AT UNIVERSITY CONDO
4BR/4BA, 3BR/3BA available. 1 year lease.
Includes W/D. $425/mo per room. 352-870-
0242, 352-494-1891 8-29-08-11-1

$800 Fully furnished 2 beds/baths town-
house in nice area close to campus, W/D
and parking included. No pets/smoking. Call.
Delia 352-359-2243. 8-18-08-6-1

4BR/4BA Furnished condo. Walk to UF. Only
2 blocks from campus. Utils, W/D, Cable,
Internet incl. 4 rooms available now, $575/mo
each. (954) 821-6228 8-29-08-10-1

$540. 4/4 apt University Club. Seeking 4th
roommate. Female. Very nice, respectful
place, fantastic location, amazing mgmt.
Vaulted ceilings, valet trash. 3 bus rts right
outside complex. Rent incl everything.
Briana 305-323-5404. 8-18-08-5-1


Walk to UF!
Female roommate wanted
to share 3/2 fully furnished,
$495 incl. utilities
Call: 239-450-0198 8-25-08-5-1


For Rent 1
furnished

2/2 Townhome in gated community w/Plasma
TV, 1-car garage, w/d. Pool, sauna, gym, ten-
nis for $1050/mo Keller Williams Gainesville
Realty, 2835 SW 91st St #300 Gainesville,
FL 32608 - 352.240.0600 - 8-25-08-5-1t

2BR/2BA GREAT location!
Archer Rd, mins from UF; on
bus route, walk-in closets,
washer/dryer included, $800/month,
call Dianna at 954-829-5927. 8-25-08-5-1

Possible fall semester only lease!! Oxford
Terrace condo- 3 blk walk to UF. Private
room/bath in a 4/4. Includes until, wi-fi, cable,
w/d. No pets or sm. M or F 321-228-3379 or
beweiss59@hotmail.com 8-18-08-3-1

$400.mo/includes util/ 4bd/4bth
near UF&Santafe, 1st fl,pool
countryside at university
Call Ron 561-441-0700
rongo66@msn.com 8-18-08-3-1

Female roommate wanted to share 2BR/
3BA TOWNHOUSE! WALKING DISTANCE
to UF! $420/month Washer and dryer!
Private attached bath! Looking for someone
focused on school! call (941)374-0637
8-27-08-5-1

Haile Plantation 2 BR./ 2 bath condo for
.rent, on Golf Course, 2nd floor balcony unit
with 1st floor entry; vaulted ceilings, walk-in
closets, private detached garage with no
roam-towing, community center, pool, non-
smoking with alarm system available. $1100
month/ offer. Call Jason at 386-316-6020 or
Jmiles87@gmail.com 8-27-08-5-1

FOR RENT (FURNISHED)
Make Sure It's FULLY Furnished Couch,
bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah. Make sure
they've got what you REALLY need - Cox
High Speed Internet! Included w/rent at the
best apartment complexes. Ask before you
sign. Then upgrade to Digital Cable and'
Digital Telephone for the ultimate entertain-
ment. cox.com/gators 8-27-5-1

$350/4BR/2BA - Walking Distance To UF
Campus. Furnished, 3rd floor condominium
at Univ. Commons. Rms are on individual
leases & locks. Washer & dryer, full kitchen,
private balcony, 2 Free HBO Channels, $200
deposit, each room. 1 year leases only.
Call Brad: 813-854-5628 8-29-08-7-1

lbdrm/1bth in CreeksEdge-close to cam-
pus. Big screen tv, clubhouse w/ pool. $625
plus security. Ready now! 352-375-7030 or
352-870-7577 8-27-08-5-1


For Rent
furnished

1 bed/bath able in 4/4 Countryside
August RENT FREE!!! Close to UF!
Cable/Wifi/Utilities all included! ,
Looking for female full year lease
$425.. 7542815023-Shahrouz@ufl.edu 8-
27-08-5-1

Sublease at Gainesville Place. Individual
lease in a 4/4 apt. Water, electricity, cable(hbo
& cinemax) included in $529 monthly rent.
Private RTS bus route and new carpet.
Please Call 786-853-0249 8-18-08-1-1


For Rent
unfurnished

*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $375/mo.
1cBR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-10-08-74-2

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UFI
***1 MONTH FREE"*
**$0 Move in fees*
2, 3, & 4 BR from $415/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2

*LYONS SPECIAL*
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
12-10-08-74-2

1 & 2 BR's--HUGE! FREE RENT!
* NO MOVE IN FEES! - 1 MONTH FREE!
* 1 BR * 732 SF * ONLY $655
* 2 BR * 1050 SF * ONLY $730
Water/Sewer Included! * 335-7275
12-10-08-74-2

LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury apartments with the best location!
Studios*1/1*2/2*3/3 TownhouseL
W/D*Alarr*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS 338-0002
'12-10-74-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $445 to $665. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-
10-08-74-2

1 BR'sl NO FEES! FREE RENT
* 1 MONTH FREE / NO FEES!
* 1 br ONLY $560!
* Walk/Bike to UF * Pets loved
* Quiet * Pools * 372-7555
12-10-08-74-2


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3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted' - 18 Personals - -23 Rides
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42, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008


" 1 For Rent 1
unfurnished

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood-Boors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 8-18-08-25-2

Calling all Cooks!ll
We have 1/1s @ $649 with a
HUGE kitchen, pantry & breakfast barl
Spacious bedroom w/ walk-in closet!
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-10-74-2

Detdxe, 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. 352-538-
2181. Lvmsg 8-18-08-25-2

*SLEEP IN*

*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UF!!!
Luxury 1/1,2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated *Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
12-10-74-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-10-71-2

AFFORDABLE 2 BR ACROSS FROM UF
**'1 MONTH FREE RENT***
***$0 Move in fees***
*$500 Visa. Gift Card*
371-0769 collegeparkuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

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THE LAURELS APARTMENTS
*Sign TODAY, get 1 MONTH FREE*
o-nb6ur luxury, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly 335-4455
www.thelaurelsuf.com
12-10-08-74-2

2 BR's now just $730
PLUS One Month Free
Great location behind Butler Plaza
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse* Pet Friendly
www.spanishtrace.org *373-1111
12-10-08-74-2

Don't Settle
Come Home to Cobblestone
2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts.
Tanning, Pool; Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
(352)377-2801
12-10-74-2

Bivens Cove - HUGE Specials for Fall!!ll
2BR-$399/person, 3BR-$316/person,
FREE TANNING TWO POOLS
W/D in select units.
Call or Come by Todayl 376-2507
12-10-08-74-2

Going, Going, almost Gone!
Huge 1,2&3 Beds*one Month FREE
We love betsl*Cable
Full W/D'Tanning*Pool
Call Now for Free Internet: 372-8100
12-10-74-2

^ The Boardwalk-
CALL FOR FALL SPECIALS!ll!
1BR-$649, 2BR-$385/pers 3BR-$320/pers
GREAT Bus Route, POOL, FREE Tanning!
Call or Stop by Today!ll 377-7401
12-10-08-74-2


FREE RENT!!
1, 2 & 4 bed for imm. or fall
FREE Alarm*FREE UF Parking
Pets Welcome
Clocsto everything
Call for specials 332-7401
12-10-74-2


For Rent
unfurnished


***PARKING@**
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-18-08-25-2

Your Mom
wants you to live here
1,2, or3 BR
*Great Deals*
Pet friendly, Gated
(352)372-0400
12-10-74-2

Free Rent @ The Polos
No move in fees
Free Tanning, 24 hr GYM,
Game Room, & Free printing
W/D, in every unit!
www.thepolosuf.com
(352) 335-7656
12-10-74-2

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE I
2's from $393/person
1's from $529
Quiet community, close to Butler Plaza
Hidden Village Apts. 376-1248
12-10-08-74-2

One Month Free!
Zero Signing Fees!
Luxurious Student Living
2's-$520, 3's-$447 & 4's-$422 Per Room
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, & W/D
Furniture, Utility and Internet Pkgs Available!
Luxury 2/2.5 Spacious Townhomes
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
12-10-74-2

AS BIG ASA HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 12-10-74-2

FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK
OR Get a Dell Laptop
OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's
$467 for 313's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Today!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever!
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-2

A LOT for a LITTLE
HUGE & COZY 1 & 3 Beds
One Month FREE - No move-in fees
W/D*Close to campus
Call now: 372-8100* We love pets!
12-10-74-2

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
8-18-111-2

ONE-DERFULI
Cozy Studios - From $645
Spacious 1/1's - From $825
The Perfect Downtown Location
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS
Why have Roommates? 338-0002
12-10-74-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOWI
Luxury 2/2 TH
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
12-10-74-2

WALK TO UF & Save $$$!
No Move-in Fees, FREE RENT .
-2br/1ba from $770
Wood floors availl Pets loved!
FREE Parkingl 372-7111
12-10-08-74-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
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 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
12-10-08-74-2


Sll For Rent
unfurnished


* SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
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 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
12-10-08-74-2

ARBOR
1 mo. FREE RENT
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
12-10-08-74-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! FREE rent!
Studios - $499, includes electric!
Pets loved. Wood floors available
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
12-10-08-74-2

NEW VISIONS SOUTH
LUXURY APTS
Walk to UF from sorority row
Gourmet kitchen, W/D, Tile,
Alarm, Spacious, Student friendly de-
sign. 1BRIIBA $999,
2/2.5 Townhouse $1499
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
12-10-08-74-2

SPREAD OUT
In 1096 sq. ft of our 3/2!
D/W*walk-in cliset*vanity
Pool*tennis/bball cts*alarm
$945 -just $315 p/person!
Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
12-10-74-2

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 12-10-74-2

1 MONTH FREE * 2 BR STEPS FROM UF
$0 MOVE IN FEES * $500 Visa Gift Card
From $445/person FREE PARKING
WD Avail'Wood Floor Avail*Pool*Pets Loved
CollegeParkUF.com 371-0769
12-10-08-74-2 '

TWO BLOCKS TO UFI
MIDTOWN Studios and 1/1s
** $0 MOVE IN FEES **
"1 MONTH FREE RENT"
From $525*371-7777
12-10-08-74-2

* MUST SEE �
Walk to UF classes from your new apt
Photos & Virtual Tours on our website
* Huge 1BR + Den (over 790sqft) $809 *
* 2BR pet friendly w/ dishwasher $829
* New 2/2 wash/dry, balcony $1180 *
TOWNHOUSES AVAILABLE TOO*
TrimarkProperties.com * 352-376-6223
8-18-25-2

*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $560/mo*02-1 from $660/mo
www.sunisland.info*o*376-6720
8-18-25-2

Save Gas & Walk to UF!
1brs from $599 - 150 ft from UFI
$0 move-in fees + 1 month FREE!
FREE parking! Pets Welcomel
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
12-10-08-74-2

Sun Island
Summer Rates
Plus August rent free
on two bedroom 1 years lease
Aug 08-July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
376-6720
8-18-25-2

FREE RENT!!!!
Studios, 1BRs and 2BRs
Steps to UF, FREE PARKING
*$0 Move in fees*1 MONTH FREE*
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
12-10-08-74-2


For Rent
a ll| unfurnished

1BR 1BA Garden Apt
located @ 3320 SW 23rd St. Close to U.F. &
Shands. Bus stop out front. $540. Most pets
OK. Mature only. 377-2150 Leave a msg.
8-18-08-75-2

Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool...
And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting!
COME IN TODAY
and receive a personal check for...
$300!!!!!!
352-271-3131
12-10-74-2

Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, ice-
maker, washer and dryer, monitored
alarm system, $1000/mo, now renting for
summer/fall semesters, ask about 1 mo free!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 x113
8-18-25-2


Visit www.gatorpads.com
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean, good
quality, for available units or call 284-0316
8-18-08-25-2


AVAILABLE NOW& FALL
Walk to UF 1BR, $425-$785
2BR $575- $1000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
12-10-08-74-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
12-10-74-2

Like home
Everything you're used to and more!
The Polos Luxury Apts.
2 miles to UF
www.thepolosuf.com
352-335-7656
12-10-74-2


PET'S PARADISE
$550 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 8-18-
08-51-2


" For Rent
unfurnished

Pet Friendly
24 hr fitness & Free tanning
No Fees & 1 month Free
W/D in every unit
Private patios and baths
352-335-7656
12-10-74-2

3BR/3BA condo for rent at
ST CHARLES
Very luxurious. $2200/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453. 8-18-18-2





APARTMENTS
*1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK*
Brand NEW& leasing for Fall 08
>From 1080 sq ft/2brs - 1633 sq ft/3brs
Beach-entry pool*free tanning'pet friendly
352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com
12-10-08-74-2









FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK
OR Get a Dell Laptop
OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's
$467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's
Sign at Lexington Today!
Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever!
www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com
352-373-9009
12-10-74-2

2 MONTHS FREE
TOTALLY RENOVATED!
1BR. Villas
*No roommate hassles*
Courtney Greens Villas 375-3077
www.gremco.com 12-10-74-2


*Walk to UF, 3BDI2BA@
3 Blocks to Norman Hall
Historic, Stone Duplex
Newly Remodeled "
WD, HVAC, Pet Friendly
$1350/mo
352-375-8256
12-10-74-2


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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 20080 ALLIGATOR, 43
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For Rent
unfurnished

Countryside @ The University 1/1 in a 4/4
Unfurnished, $395/mo all utils and internet
incl., unit right next to pool 561-582-1031 or
561-718-7637 8-18-08-38-2


Sign today and pay No Move In Fees
3/3's $1299 and 2/2's $1099
Our apartments offer cable w/HBO &
Showtime, Internet, 24 hour maintenance,
sparkling pool, tanning bed, & 24 hour gym.
Call Now for limited time offer!
352-374-FUNN (3966).
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ST CROIX APTS
829 SW 5th Avenue
2BR 1BAApts $650/Mo
5 BIks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet
Pets Allowed. Call Merrill
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Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Beautiful 3br/2ba condo avail now- for
$1295/mo-Securtiy Dep $800; unit has
firplace, screened porch, W/D and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit # T-118.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2


Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail 08/08:
rent $1350/mo-Security Dep $800: This is an
end unit w/ screened porch. Resident will
have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit
AA-155 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731
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Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail
mid-May: rent $1200/mo-Security Dep
$800; Unit w/screened porch and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, cluhouse. Unit U-124.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW6th
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.2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes and villas
minutes from UF. Quite and peaceful, $425
Furnished or unfurnished, Easy, low move in.
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Two blocks from campus
2 bed / 1 bath $900
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Have your own house and live in
G'ville largest floor plans.
Clubhouse w/ pool, fitness, computer study,
free tanning. Pet Friendly
2BR/2.5BA sq ft - 1,263
3BR/3BA sq ft -1,530
4BR/4BA sq ft - 1,794
REDUCED RATES AND NO MOVE IN
FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Ask About $500 Special!
352-373-7959
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"WALK TO UF**
3 and 4 bd houses avail for Fall.
Starting @ $1500/mo.
Call Campus Realty @ 352-692-3800 today.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

"**2 Story Townhouse"
Large 2bd/2.5ba unit avail. In Archer Lane.
Tryly a MUST SEE at $1200/mo.
Call Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
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II Starting @ $299/Mth!l
Individual leses avail for
4bd condos and townhouses.
Some units offer utiltiy packages
rental.campusrealtygroup.com
8-25-24-2

I! LOCATION IS KEY I!
Large 3/2 house w/huge bonus room and
attached 1/1 studio for $2100/mo.
Located just 8 blocks to UF.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
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name for a prestidigitator?
2. SCIENCE: What is studied in the
science of speleology?
3. MOVIES: Who had the starring
role in "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town"?
4. PRESIDENTS: Which president
banned segregation in the armed
forces?
5. FOOD: What is the main ingredi-
ent in sauerkraut?
6. HISTORY: Which Mexican revo-
lutionary said. "It is better to die on
your feet than live on your knees."
7. COMICS: Who was editor of The
Daily Planet in "Superman" comics?
8. GEOGRAPHY: What body of
water lies between the island of Sar-
dinia and mainland Italy?
9. PERSONALITIES: What is Yogi
Berra's real name?
10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
Which news anchor wrote the book
"The Camera Never Blinks"?
Answers
1. Magician
2. Caves
3. Gary Cooper
4. Harry Truman in 1948
5. Cabbage
6. Emiliano Zapata
7. Perry White
8. Tyrrhenian Sea
9. Lawrence Peter Bena
10. Dan Rather
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**GREAT UF LOCATIONS"
2bd/1 bath units avail for Fall -
All within walking and biking distance to UF.
Rents starting @ $650/month.
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
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2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
12-10-74-2

New & Nice! Close to UF
3 bed 3 bath on Williston Rd.
Gorgeous home w/everything!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2

Paradise! Close to UF
5 bed 4 bath on Williston Rd.
Many extras, huge property!
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2

AUGUST FREE CASABLANCA WEST!
2 BR 2.5 BA townhouses,
w/d hookups, pool, ceramic tile, $815/rent
2735 SW 35th Place #904
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2

BIKE TO UF/WALK TO DOWNTOWN
Large 5 BR house in historic Duckpond,
wood floors, w/d hookups, $1895/rent
406 NE 7th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2

MARCHWOOD! AUGUST FREE!
2 BR 2 BA townhouse,
New flooring & paint, w/d hookups,
Vaulted ceilings, pool, $775/rent
4385 SW 20th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2 -

WALK TO UF! 3BR 2 BA, new flooring
Before move-in! vaulted ceilings, garage,
Washer/dryer, $1600/rent, 2624 NW 4th Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2

CLOSE TO OAKS MALL 3 BR 2 BA,
New ceramic tile & paint, carport, w/d
Hkups, $925/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terr
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2

BRIGHTON PARK 2BR 2.5BA towhhouse,
separate dining, high ceilings, Jacuzzi tub,
pool, $895/rent, 4415 SW 34th St. #609
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEsstate.com 8-18-
21-2

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN 1st Month FREE
3 BR 2 BA Duplex, wood floors, lawn/water
included, Washer/dryer, $1025/rent,
220 SE 8th St #2
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
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BIKE TO CAMPUS! AUGUST FREE
2 BR 1.5 BA townhouseS,
Ceramic tile, newer carpet, w/d hkups,
$675-695/rent, 3925 SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.conri"- 8-18-
21-2

DUCKPOND! Super cute 2 BR 1 BA house,
Carport, CH/AC, w/d hkups, $925/rent
738 NE 8th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
21-2

Live Large - Pay Small
4, 5, 6 Br Houses for Summer Sublease
Or Year Lease Starting Aug.
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424 8-18-08-21-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $529 * 2's from $393/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly * 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
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WINDMEADOWS
*LIMITED TIME SPECIAL!!!

Effective 8/1/08 -

* You will pay no application fees!
(Normally $35 per person)
* Washer/dryer included in the Buckeyes
and Emperors floorplans -

Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
3700 Windmeadows Blv#d -
Behind Butler Plaza. 352-373-3558
*Special may be renewed weekly. Check
with Windmeadows each week to ensure
special is still running.
12-10-08-74-2

THE LAURELS APARTMENTS!!!I
Luxury 111, 2/2 and 313 Townhomes,
NO MOVE IN FEES!!!!!
FREE Tanning, Aerobics and Cable
*Newly upgraded units*
W/D, 24hr gym, Pool, Gated
www.thelaurelsuf.com 335M4455
8-18-08-18-2

AFFORDABLE 1BR/TBA
OMGI Only $450/mo
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-15-2

ENJOY YOUR OWN BATH!
3BR/3BA homes off of SW 34th Str
Close to UF. W/D inci
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-15-2

1 BLOCK FROM NORMAN HALL
2BR1 BA, 2 story duplex. Wood & ceramic
tile floors, updated kitchen, appliances inci
W/D, privacy fenced backyard. Pets ok.
.Reserved parking at front door. Owner pays
water $825/mo. Call Carol 352-377-3852 9-
4-08-23-2

Homestead Apartments
Aug & Sept free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1 BA
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs starting from $699
Please call (352) 376-0828
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Pinerush Villas
Aug/Sept FREE
$139 moves you in
1 & 2 BDs.,starting from $539
Please cai (352) 375-1519
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

Sundown Apartments
First month free
$139 moves you in
Studio apts starting from $499
Please call (352) 377-2596
gremco.com 12-10-74-2

NANTUCKET WALK 2BR/2BA
Beautiful end unit, walk to UF.
w/d incl. 1 covered parking space
Union Properties, Inc. 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-12-2

Near VA, Shands, UF.
2/1.5 with all buses, amenities, patios, pri-
vacy yard, park 2. $500-$600 range. Call
386-328-6229 or email moritae@yahoo.com
8-18-12-2

2BR/l BA Summit House, GREAT
LOCATION, 1700 SW 16TH CT. Next to
MS, VA, UF, all new carpet, bathroom,
etc. 2 pools, laundry room. $647/mo. $250
dep. Tel.2620444 8-18-08-12-2

** 2 blocks to UF*
2br 1b - 15'x20'rooms - 2 parking decals
washer & Dryer - internet included
Only $ 1,000 per month Hurry I
call Manny 352-317-4408
204 NW 18 Street-yes,l1 bick to Mid Town
7-29-08-8-2

BRAND NEW CONDOS W/GARAGES
Luxurious Double Master Suites! 2 br / 2.5
baths, 1 Car Garages. Hannah'sApartments.
Close to shopping, 1-75 and convenient to
Camps! $1,195/month w/ no security de-
posit. Call Bosshardt Property Management,
Inc. 352-371-2118. 8-25-12-2

GREAT STUDENT RENTALS
WALKING DISTANCE TO UF
Starting @ $299. Per month
Call 352-692-3800 or visit our website @
http://rentals.campusrealtygroup.com
8-29-08-17-2

Bike to -'F, NW 3br home on quiet
deadend street, wood floors, beauti-
ful great room, 2 car garage, $1550.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 8-29-17-2

Quiet Area Near Duck Pond
2 Bed, 1 Bath w Washer Dryer, Pets OK,
$650, August 1st. Call Jeffrey @ 352-246-
5801 8-18-08-12-2

Available August 1st, 2/1 Downtown for
$799/Month PET FRIENDLY. Plenty of park-
ing ,NO TOWING! Call John at 213-8417 or
email JohnOdd24@yahoo.com for pictures
and more information,
7-29-08-7-2

BIKE TO UF
4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to
UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1550/mo. 1st, last
mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931
8-29-08-8-2

,Great Location near UF
Large 3BD/2BA home, w/wd
Lawn service, screens porch
2041 NW7th Place $1700/mo
Union Properties 352.373,7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2

CASABLANCA EAST
2BD/1.5 BA $ 725/mo
Pets OK w/fee
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2

GO GATORS!
Enjoy ample parking onsite
Walk to campus, w/d hookups
2BD/1.5 BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
3BD/3BA $900/mo
Enjoy 2 pools, volleyball & tennis
w/d hkrp.,, screened porch
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2.


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3BR 2BA Home with Family Room
Central H &Air, Washer/Dryer
Nice Large Home $1275/mo.
2320 NW 16th Ave
Merill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-16-2

AFFORDABLE RENT! 2BR 2BA mobile
Home, split plan, large living room, w/d hk-
ups, Close to Butler Plaza,
$695/rent, 6723 SW 54th Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
11-2

REMODELED 2BR 1 BA duplex,
Biking distance to UF, ceramic tile, fenced
yard, Pets considered, $650/rent,
2644-B SW 31st Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
11-2

1st MONTH FREE 3BR 2BA,
Living & family room, 2 bonus rooms,
w/d hkups, fireplace, $1095/rent,
3305 NW 46th PI
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-18-
11-2

CHEAP RENT! 2BR 1 BA, dining room,
w/d hkups, CH/AC, courtyard, $575/rent,
535-B NW 26th Avenue
Carl Turlingtoi Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEState.com 8-18-
11-2

Executice- New Home never (ived in-3/2,only
blocks from Shands & U of F. No smoking
no pets. 1st and security required. Available
Aug. $1900/Mo. Call Gary 352-258-9116 8-
29-08-15-2

$AVE MONEY*$AVE GAS
50 NEW Scooters Availablell I
4BR RMMTE MATCH from $3991mo
includes Cable w/HBO Full Size W/D, DW,
Pool, Gym, PC Lab & More
www.ucommonscondos.com 352.377.6700
8-29-08-15-2

4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUtE
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, ceiling fans, W/D, tons of
character. Avail Aug 1st. 237 SW 4th Ave.
$1080/mo lst/last/sec Grant 352-214-9270
8-18-08-10-2

1 BD/1 BA CONDO - GREAT LOCATION
Close to campus and Shands. W/D included
Huge walk-in closet.$800/mo.
AVAILABLE NOW
321-543-8142 billdodds@earthlink.net.
8-29-08-14-02

Bike to UF, 3BR/2BA, on quiet dead
end street, wood floors, 2 car garage,
washer/dryer, & yard care. Nice! $1400/mo.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 352-375-7104 8-18-9-2

HISTORIC DUCKPOND
1BR/1BA $550/mo. in charming, vintage
home. Hardwood floors, renovated, large
front porch, blocks to downtown. Avail Aug.
306 NE 6th St. 379-4952 8-18-08-9-2

2/1 Historic House 5 min walk to UF. Large
fenced yard, pet OK. Washer and dryer pro-
vided. 775/mo plus deposit. 716 NW4thAve,
downstairs. Billconradconstruction@yahoo.c
om. or call Bill at 472 9273 8-18-08-9-2

Across from campus, brand new
apt.units, 2br/2ba, security, wa/dr, 1185 Sw
9th rd., $1200, 375-0048 8-25-08-10-2

WALK TO SHANDSIUF.
Affordable and quiet 2/2 located at
Campus Edge. Wood floors,
upgraded cabinets, washer and dryer.
Call now for special pricing 954-325-6375
8-29-14-2

2BR/1BA near UF & Shands
Large, quiet, very private
$695, see www.mamasoes.com/apt
for video and photos
9-25-08-31-2

2/2 Condo very close to campus. Fully
renovated w/vaulted ceilings & loft-style
MB w/WIC. Pets OK. $999. (786) 255-5705,
gdxxl@aol.com 8-26-08-10-2


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Near UF, available now. 3/2 house with
large living area and yard, window A/C, W/D
hookups, yard service included, off street
parking. 414 NW 10th St. $1000 per mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
375-7104 8-18-8-2

1BR/1BA in golf course community. Newly
.refurbished, tile floors, granite counter tops,
new appliances, W/D.
11961 Turkey Creek Blvd. 386-462-0994
$650/mo, $500 security deposit. 8-27-08-
11-2

2BR/1BA HOUSE FOR RENT
6 blocks from UF, 1 block from Mother Earth.
$900/mo 352-215-4880 or 352-281-6640 8-
26-08-10-2

Saint Charles Condominium. 1418 NW 3rd
Ave. Luxurious 2 bed/2 bath condo available
8/1. Granite counters, tile floors, tall ceilings,
2 private balconies. 2 blocks from campus.
$1200/month. Call Eric Wild 352-870-9453.
8-18-5-2

DOWNTOWN - 2 BEDROOM
216 SW 3rd Ave. Wood floors, screen porch,
pets arranged. $680/mth inc. water.
Call 371-3260 8-18-08-7-2

LARGE STUDIO - UTILITIES INCLUDED
Downtown 237 SW2nd Place. Central heat &
air, wood floors, screen porch, high ceilings.
$675/mth. Call 371-3260 8-18-08-7-2

Horse Barn & Mobile Home: 6 mi to UF, 2
brdroom, one bath, washer/dryer/ screened
porch/fenced yard. 10 stall barn,padded
stalls,automatic waterers, hay batn, round
pen, arena, grassy paddocks. Deposit and
references required. CALL 352-376-8792
8-29-08-12-2

2BR 2BA Condo in Timberway
Central H & Air, Carpet $800/Mo
3317 NW 51st Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
8-29-12-2

1/2 MONTH FREE!
Casablanca East 2/1.5 $725/mo
On bus route, close to UFNNA/Shands
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2

$400/mo WALK to UF
1 BD/1 BA cottage close to
Norman Hall. 1 pkg space
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2

We've Rolled Back the Prices!
$450/mo 1 BD/1 BA close to UF
Windsor Terrace Apts.
3520 SW 20th Avenue
Union Properties 352-373-7578 8-18-7-2

HARDWOOD FLOORS!
Adorable & Remodeled
2BD/1BA $995/mo W/D incl.
Near Norman & Sorority Row
Union Properties 352-373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2

One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small but has
it all. All util. pd. $360/MO, unfurnished. Call
Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373 Stop by
1215 NE20thAve. 8-29-12-2

$800 2BR/1 BA dwntwn condo
Pets ok. Walking distance from downtown
clubs & restaurants. Tile floor, very spacious.
Info 514-7204, dasalsero@gmail.com 8-
18-08-7-2

5 BLKS TO UF, 9 or 12 Month
Lease Avail. $675/Mo
829 SW 5th Avenue
2BR 1BAApts Central H& Air,
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Incids Wtr,
Swg, Pst Cntrl & Garbage. Pets
Allowed. Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-18-8-2

$550 2/1 Cottages $650 Lrg 2Bd Cottages
Porches & Quietll W/D hook-ups & Central
AC. Historic Downtown. Walk to restau-
rants, shops, & nightlife. MUST SEE!!
Call now 505-9264 rentalworkshop.com
8-18-08-7-2

3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex within walk-
ing distance to SFCC. Newer unit, tile
throughout. W/D available if needed.
$900.00 per month. Most pets ok. 352-
359-4619 8-18-08-6-2


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Phoenix Apartments (3120 SW 26th Way)
2 Br 1 Ba (freshly updated) apartment, 900
square foot, on bus route UF/Shands. W/D
hookups and fenced backyard.2 apartments
available ($550-560) 562-2782 or 514-6869
8-28-10-2

LAW SCHOOL - 5 MINUTE WALK
3BR/1BA, cent AC/Heat, carport, garage,
remodeled kitchen. $1250/mo. 1st/last/sec.
Avail 8/15. 106 NW 25th St. 363-0658 8-
29-08-11-2

$1200 /TOWNHOUSE IN
MEADOWBROOKE FOR RENT
This a charming 2br, 2ba end unit town-
house w/ garage on the fairway. Just minutes
from the mall, Santa Fe- College and UF.
Gated community, quiet neighborhood which
is great for grad students and families. 1165
Square feet, granite countertops, like new
appliances, w/d included if needed, energy
star home, security system available, access
to clubhouse, exercise room and golf course.
352 538-3952 8-28-08-10-2

NW 39th Ave. Fancy Ig 2/2 + loft (3rd BR).
Open, bright, costly laminated wood look-
ing firs. $765-$775. Add new ceramic tile fir.
$900. Nice 2/2 gated patio, trees $650-670.
On bus rt. Good area. 373-8310 / 219-3937
8-27-8-2

READY TO MOVE IN Today!!

Rocky Point
1,2,3 Bedrooms
3100 SW 35th Place
352-376-1619

Archer Woods
1,2, Bedrooms
3020 SWArcher Rd
352-373-8727

Country Gardens
1&2 Bedrooms
2001 SW 16th St.
352-373-4500
8-29-08-10-2

oakbrook condo walk to shands/uf
move in now very nice 2br2ba has
large storage w/d,all appliances
free parking/water/july,$900/mo
352-281-0733 or 352-284-0316 8-27-08-
8-2

Free 50" Sony HD TV with sublease!
Immaculate 2/2 in Lake Crossing. $1050.
Huge bedrooms. Large screened patio with
lake view. Close to UF and SFCC. 917-656-
6512 or ddspirou@gmail.com. 8-18-08-5-2


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Affordable and cozy remodeled 2brms/1bath
located in Brandywine Apts & Condos on
Archer Road.
For more info, please call 352-359-0711 8-
18-08-5-2

1 BR apt close to UF
$450/mo. Quiet neighborhood. Call 332-8481
or 359-1644 8-29-08-10-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking &
no pets. $460 S.D., $460/mo. 562-2824 8-
18-08-5-2

HISTORIC HOUSES
3BR/1BA, high ceilings, porch, wd firs. 923
SE 4th St. near S. Main. $1100/mo. 3BR
Bungelow, NE 10th st. oak firs, Irg yrd. $875/
mo. No dogs. sallygville@aol.com 378-3704
8-29-10-2

UF student Looking for roommate.
Pref Student. New townhome with wlk in clos-
et. $550 + 1/3 util. Includes all amenities.W/D,
cable, int, pool, gym. Call Alex 954-663-8255
or Dan 954-471-8255 8-18-5-2

2BR/2BA Fully Renovated. All new appli-
ances, tile and wood floors, etc. Gated com-
munity minutes from Shands/UF campus.
Amenities include pool and racquetball court.
875/month 305-992-5375 9-8-14-2

One bedroom Apt in Historic Seagle
Building, 7th floor. Great view of downtown
Gainesville. Walk to class, walk to downtown
nightlife. Washer/dryer, garage parking, stor-
age room avail. Call Bill at 352 472 9273 or
billconradconstruction@yahoo.com 8-18-
08-4-2

1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA for respon-
sible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 8-
18-08-4-2

$625 1BDR/1BATH CONDO AT THE OAKS
walk to mall or North Fla. Medical, bus route
available, 2nd floor, good privacy, no pets
and smoke free. Call 352-495-7826 or 352-
226-0220 First months plus $375 Security.
8-25-08-5-2

3/2 house 1 ml from UF stadium 3025
University Ave. Must see layout! Huge
screen room on back of house. Fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Reduced $1,450/mo. Call
407-353-0564 8-25-5-2


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Millpond Tnhs, across frm Gns Health &
Fitness, 2/2 fire pl,wd flrs,scrn prch,pati
o,garage,w&d,pool&tennis cts,near U/F,
the Mall, on bus line. Pets ok. $975. Irene
Larsson Mgmt 352-373-2605. Ready now!
8-25-08-5-2
Lg.2/2 for rent. Bdrms 13x19
Sparrow Condo SW 75th Street
dep$700.00/ $900.00 monthly
Bus line/Mall/Good schools
262-7979 10-1-08-30-2
2 Urban-Chic Downtown Townhomes w/
hardwood floors, paid utilities, cable, inter-
net, w/d for only $850/mo! Keller Williams
Gainesville Realty, 2835 SW 91st St #300,
Gainesville, FL 32608 -352.240.0600- 8-
25-08-5-2
2/1 Completely furnished, Kit. & appliances
like new, custom bath, laundry rm. incl. W/D,
parquet wd floors; window treatments. 1 mile
to shopping/Shands/UF. Sorry, no pets. Avail
9/01/08. $835/mo. Call Joe 727-423-9463
9-2-08-10-2
1 BLOCK NORMAN HALLI1.5 BLK to UF
3BR/1BTH Living rm, dining rm, wash/dryer,
sunroom, parking included, owner pays wa-
ter 12 mo lease avail-8/1
call 352-224-8460 $1500 9-2-08-10-2
2 Bedroom/2 1/2 bath Condo, upstairs
and downstairs, washer and dryer, pool in
complex, great condition, internet access
included. 518-859-9258 8-25-08-5-2


Anglican
All Saints Anglican
Church
Traditional Anglican Worship
Holy Eucharist 10:30 am
8100 SW Archer Road
(The Shrine Club)
352-317-5757
Swww.allsaintsxnec.org

Baptist
Westside Baptist Church
Sunday School and Services
9:15am & 10:45am
10000 W. Newberry Rd.
352-333-7700 x1l10
westsidebaptist.org


Christian

Victory Church
An upbeat church with focus
on college life. Victory UF in
Turlington Thurs/Fri 12-2pm.
Friday Night Live variety show
@ 8pm. Sunday Service @
10:30am. Call for a ride
352.371.7800
victorychurch.us

Episcopal

Episcopal Chapel House
Chapel of Incarnation
www.ufchapelhouse.com
2 weekly communion
services, lovely garden,
sweet fellowship, holy fun!
352.372.8506


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HUGE 2 BR 1 BA
Ask about 1 month FREE RENT
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$700 mo. Move in today!
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
12-10-08-74-2


3 bdrm/2 bath, a/c, hardwood floors, large
family room, fenced back yard, walk to UF,
available now, $1000/mo. 352-377-2399 8-
26-08-5-2


2BR/2BA 1st floor Condo newly remod-
eled washer/dryer quiet SE area Treehouse
Village(on bus-line)Complex has 2 pools and
fitness center non-smoking 769/month 769/
security (321) 213-5059 8-26-08-5-2


2BR/1BA HOUSE
Close to Campus
W/D $650/mo, Avail Aug.
711 NW 8th St Call 352-215-8744 - 8-25-
08-4-2


Evangelical


Creekside
Community Church
Sunday Service 10:30am
2640 NW 39th Avenue
for more information (call)
(352) 378-1800
www.creeksidecc.org

Jewish Student
Centers

Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
-7:30pm Fall Semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
-(5 blocks north of the stadium)
-www.JewishGator.com

Methodist
University United Methodist
Church
The Wesley Foundation meeting
at the Presbyterian Student
Center
1402 W University Avenue
Sunday Worship Cafe:
Traditional Blend 9:30am
Free Breakfast 10:30am
Modern Mi. 1 1:00am
Thursday - The Gathering 8pm
ufwesley.com for more info


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Lovely ENERGY EFFICIENT Home
In Quiet Residential Area
Brand New Heat Pump /AC unit
Extra Insulation Sprayed into Ceiling
Almost New Windows
Beautiful-Clean-Newly Painted
3BR/2BA NW Gville.
3 mi-10 min drive to UF & 10 min drive
to SFCC. Great open floor plan w/custom
kitchen, newer appliances & new kitchen
countertop, smooth-top range, dishwasher,
W/D, fully fenced half-acre back-yard,
fully tiled w/large beige marble-like ceramic
Spanish tiles throughout house, handsome
custom woodwork on all doors & moldings,
"Hunter" ceiling paddle fans, 1-car garage.
Close to shopping/park.
A must see property,
Avail on/before Aug 1st. Good references'
required. $1,095. + dep. 727-465-4166
Professional and / or Grad Student only
.8-26-08-5-2

NEW 4BR HOUSE less than 1 mile from
UF looking for roommate, $475/mo +1/4 util
W/D, sewer, water, inet, cable incl. Available
immediately. Call (954) 410-0024 or email
jburke@ryanfl.com 8-18-08-3-2


SAVE Money Miami Style - New Tiled
2/2 Duplex vaulted ceiling, central heat, air
W/D H/U, close to UF/Mall, Private Backyard
$675/mo Call 352-374-4216 for app. 8-29-
08-8-2




Methodist

First United Methodist
Church
Traditional Sunday Worship
8:25am and 10:55am. All


Ages
Sunday School Group-- 9:
45am.
Wednediiv Di'uer ($2
students)
and Classes- 5:30 - 7:30pm.
419 NE 1st St.
www.fumcgnv.org
(352)372-8523

Grace United Methodist
Church
Sunday Bible Study 9:30am
Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45
9325 W. Newberry Rd.
352-332-8770 gracefl.org
www.facebook.dj/passport

Non-Denominational
PASSAGE Family Church
www.passageministries.org
352-336-8686
2020 NE 15th Street
8AM & 11AM Sundays, 7PM
Wednesday Prayer & Bible
study.
5000 E University Ave.
9:30AM Sundays. Passage
is a progressive non-
denominational ministry
that is word-based and vision
driven.
Come soar with us!

University City Church of
Christ
Gators for Christ campus
ministry - college group meets
� at University City church
on Sunday at 9:30am and


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Room(s) for rent, walk/bike to uf, W/D, 4BR
3BA house, utilities and cable included, $350
- $550; 352-514-6456 8-25-4-2

2BD/1BA House SW 57th Dr. $1000/mo,
1st/last/$500 security, 1 yr lease
fireplace,fenced backyard, lawn maintenance
and pest control included, pets considered.
Call (352) 258-1600 or brudekr@cox.net
8-27-08-5-2

2BR/2BATH JACKSON SQUARE CONDO
$1500/month. Corner 3rd floor unit with
large balcony. Luxury new condo. $1500 de-
posit. 325 NW 14th St. Sally 352-214-6964
8-26-08-4-2

4/2 HOUSE
Close to UF, movies and restaurnats. $1250/
mo. $1000 deposit. Immediate availability.
Call 352-284-0740 8-27-08-5-2

FANTASTIC LOCATION!
2BR/1BA single story duplex. Easy walk to
UF & Shands at AGH. $600-$625. First, last,
security. 1 year lease no pets, no smoking.
Private off-street parking. 494-1188 8-27-
08-5-2

LARGE 5 BR 3 BA HOUSE NW GVILLE.
10 min to UF; All appliances, W/D, Large
private fenced Bkyd, $1200/mo + $1200
security dep.
Chris 352-328-6412. No smokers. 8-18-
08-2-2


Non-Denominational
Wednesday at 7pm - practical
application from God's word,
plus service projects, large
group events, free meals, and
much more...
(directions and events calendar
at www.gatorsforchrist.org)

Presbyterian
Faith Presbyterian Church
10Am Worship
9Am Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville
Phone: 352-377-5482
www.fpc-gnv.org

Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. Taize worship Sun.
at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at
7pm. Theology on Tap Tues.
Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pm.
1402 University Ave, 376-
7539
pdcsc.org

Unitarian Universalist
Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship
Nurture your spirit. Help heal
our world. Sunday worship and
Sunday school: 11:00am
4225 NW 34th Street
3 miles North of UF
377-1669 www.uuf.org

For more information on
the worship guide
contact
Ellie Yaciw at
Alligator advertising
at 376.4482


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FIRST MONTH RENT IS FREE!
IN IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE VILLAGES
QUIET, SPACIOUS, 8 MINUTES FRF UF
3 BD/ 1 1/2BA Unfurn, Jacuzzi $10501hno.
Pets ok, 1/2 off Sec. Dp. 3523766220 8-
27-5-2

$575...Cute 1 bedroom apartment.
Hardwood floors and ceiling fans
Located on NW 7th St behind Leo's 706.
Close to UF and downtown
Cats allowed 904-540-0342 8-27-5-2

IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY
Efficient, Clean & Spacious, Wood or Tile
Floors, Fenced yards, Close to Campus, Pet
Friendly, Reasonable Rates 352-494-8959
*Apartments, Quad Plex:
2 BR/1BA- 1BR/1BA-SWAREA
*Houses: 4BR/2BA-3BR/2 BA--SWAREA
*Condo: 3BR/2.5 BA, GARAGE--
BELLAMY FORGE, NW, 43RD ST. 8-
27-08-5-2

3BR/2BA in Springtree. All appliances,
fenced backyard, garage, covered patio.
Nice. $1100/mo. $1100 sec. dep. 538-9829.
Available Now. 8-29-08-7-2

MILL POND Across from Gainesville Health
& Fitness. 2/2 plus loft room, W/D, tile down-
stairs, carpet up. Pool, tennis, small pets ok.
2.5 mi to stadium. $1000/mo. Call 278-8827
Big rooms and extra storage. 8-27-08-5-2

Golfview home available for visiting
professor or family. Abuts UF law school.
$1,700 per month.
Three bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, swimming pool,
fireplace. Fall term available. 378-3855 8-
26-08-4-2

Large 1/1 Walking Distance To Campus
A duplex apt at Gatorside, 1600 NW4 Ave.
700 sq ft big, newly renovated kitchen,
private deck & entrance. Walk to campus for
just $625/mo. Available 8/22 or later.
No application fee.
For Info, call (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com.
8-18-08-2-2

GREAT LOCATION. $650, 1 BR WITH
LARGE STUDY, 1 BLOCK %.NDS/
CAMPUS,SOME UTILS,(352) 376 0080,
(352) 284 3873. NO DOGS 9-18-08-20-2

SW 3bdrm/2bth, Ig living rm w/ fireplace,
dining rm, screened patio, attached garage,
fenced, new carpet. $1000./mth plus security.
Call 352-375-7030 or 352-870-7577 Avail
now. 8-27-08-5-2

Adorable Vintage Home in Williston - 3BR,
1.5 BA, indoor laundry, completely remod-
eled, backporch overlooking woods, walking
distance to town and schools, no smoking or
pets $750 mo.(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2

Beautiful home in Haile Plantation 3BR 2BA
2 car.garage, culdesac, 1770 sq ft, tiled
screened porch, split br plan open with vault-
ed ceilings, no smoking or pets. $1500/mo.
Call(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2

Room for rent in 4br 2 bath home off williston
Road. Only 2 miles fron UF and 1.5 miles
from 1-75. $295 a month plus utilities Please
call 727-430-1490 9-4-10-2

**WALK TO UF/STADIUM**
4BR/2BTH house avail Aug 11
$1520/mo. Washer/Dryer Wood Floors
call (803) 413-8669
8-18-08-2-2

Charming 3b/lb House, quiet country set-
ting, close to town (5min to dwtn, 10min to
UF). Wood firs, screen porch, cent H/AC,
W/D. No smokrs. Avail 8/15. $700/mo 375-
6854. Grad student or profession rfid.
8-28-08-5-2

Minutes to UF, Shands VA Hosp & UF horse
farm. 4Br/2Ba home open floor plan, screen
patio, huge oaks and privacy fenced back-
yard $1250/mo. Friendly pets ok 262-9131
9-5-08-10-2

Fabulous 3 BD/2.5 BA townhome
w/garage. Clean & bright, w/pool, ,,
tennis, W/D. Near UF, Oaks
mall, and bus line. $1400/mo.
Call 352-246-7712. 8-28-08-5-2


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For Rent
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SPRINGTREE 2BR/2BA, in quiet NW
neighborhood, garage; W/D, fireplace,
cathe&f" ceiling, A/C & fans throughout,
encl. porch, $875/mo + 1 mo sec. dep. ph #
333-1990 8-28-08-5-2


Beautiful 3/3 in Rockwood Villas, you will
need to furnish your room. Rent is 400 plus
1/3 utilities. There is a washer and dryer in
the townhouse with NEW paint, carpet, tile
and qiances. Please call Lena at 941-302-
0582ASAP. 8-28-5-2


2 BR 1 BA Duplex 6 Blks to UF
Central Heat & Air $600/Mo
605 NW 13th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-6-2


3BR 2BA Home with Family Room
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer,
Nice Large Home $1275/Mo
2320 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
8-29-6-2


2BR 1.5BA Condo
#10054411 SW 34th st
$750/mo, new carpet, new tile,
1000 sq ft. Pool, Clubhouse, etc
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 8-29-12-2


2br/lba units located steps away from UF at
1215 SW 4th Ave. House is separated into
upstairs and down units: tile floors, wooden
accented interiors; decaled parking spaces
inc. w/rent; access to laundry facilities for
residents. $625/mo, Security $650
www.edbaurmanagement.com- 1731 NW 6
Street- 375-7104 12-10-74-2


2br/lba at NE Blvd Apts-high ceilings and
wooden floors make this unit an excellent
student rental: close to dwntwn and laun-
dry facility on site; ample parking; $625/
mo,Seggty $650
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street- 375-7104 12-10-74-2


Across from SFCC-2br/lba has a lot of
upgrades in kitchen, good paint job, W/D
incl. storage area on bckprch for bikes etc;
$650/mo security $800; 3143 NW 79th Ct
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street-375-7104


2br/2ba twnhs, loft style-Rockwood Villas
#824 SW 55th Terr, Close to Oaks Mall,
and on bus route. Unit is spacious and has
Ig walk-in closet upstairs; W/d incl; New
Dishwasher, screen back porch; pet friendly;
$800/mo, Security $750
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th
Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2


2br/2.5 ba twnhs at Hailey Forest just west
of 1-75, live near all the amenities of Archer
Road, also on bus route; unit has only been
rented once, almost brand new; has W/D
hkps and nice appliances; no pets or smok-
ers; one month FREE RENT w/signed lease;
$975/mo, Security $1000
www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th
Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2


Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba units avail now: nice
appliances- W/D hkps, AA-155-new paint
throuyFout; $1150/mo Security Dep $800;
This is an end unit w/ screened pQrch. Unit
U-124-$1100/mo-$800; Both units have golf
course view; Residents will have access to
pool, gym, clubhousre
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 x110 12-10-74-2


RENT REDUCED-3br/2ba 1100 sq ft home
in Palmetto Creek; totally new paint, new
carpekfrepl; 2 car garg, W/D hkps; fenced
bkyrd; MUST SEE; $1000/mo, security $500
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 12-10-74-2


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Not Happy
With Your Current Living Arrangement?

We'll Pay To Cancel Your Current Leasel*

3/2 Campus Edge $1195
2/2.5 Brighton Park $795
3/1.5 House $895
1/1 Duck Pond $575
3/3 Campus View $1750
4/4 Countryside $1300
4/4 Univ. Terrace W. $1200
3/3 Gables $1150
1/1 Campus Edge $770
2/2 Capstone $850
3/3 Downtown $1550
2/2 Hawthorne Reserve $950

DOZENS of Properties Available NOW!
Other Move-In Incentives Available
Call Today 352-371-2118
or www.BosshardtPM.com
*Some restrictions apply.
Not all properties qualify.
Each property individually owned.
Cash value of offer varies by property.
Call for details. 8-25-08-2-2
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Subleases

Apartments Sublet & Roommates
Browse FREE!
www.SUBLET.com
1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
8-18-149-3


Sublease in the Estates! 1 Br, fully furnished,
with private bathroom in a 4/4 with three oth-
er girls. Rent is 500/month including utilities,
internet, etc. and no deposit Call 954-775-
7274 for more information! 8-18-08-5-3

1/1 in a split-bdrm 2/2 at Cabana Beach
apts, Aug 23-May 12, $689/mo. NO SEC
DEP. $400 off rent. Includes furn, elec, hgh
spd intnet, was/dry, cable. They match room-
mate for u. Call Maureen at 352-281-2055.
8-28-08-8-3

$500.00 CASH INCENTIVE.Great location!
on bus route.Archer Rd. Fully furnished
private room in 4/4. $425/Mo includes
utilities.W/D,pool,Gym. - 786-488-8450,786-
546-4836 9-10-08-15-3


OA| Roommates 3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-10-74-4


Now you can easily
submit your classified ad
for print and/or web editions
right thru our website!
Just go to
www.alligator.org/classifieds
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Wanted Gentleman to share 2/4 condo w/Ut
UF very close Beautiful courtyard & pool
$400/rm 352-328-5448 10-16-08-60-4

Lg Room w2 closets in 3BR HOUSE, NW
39Ave, Lg Fenced Yard, Pets OK (<40
lb),Washer/Dryer, $385 +split util. Female
preferred 352-283-6100 8-25-08-21-4

Clean, Quiet, non-smoking pre-profes-
sional female for 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Unfurnished. Very quiet neighborhood. $450/
mo + 1/2 utils & internet. Call 561-827-4970
8-18-08-15-4

Seeking students for 3/2 home w/ 2 rooms
for rent. 1600 sq. ft. 1 acre lot in Meadows
on the Praire. Nice house 15 min. to UF &
20 min. to SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins
for pict. 727-224-5847 $550/mo. everything
included. 8-18-08-16-4


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2 Female roommates needed for 4/4 condo
at University Terrace. $385 unfurnished,
furnished common area. Call 352.514.3398
8-18-12-4

Female roommates (2) needed to share a
new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi.
W of 1-75 w/cable, internet, security alarm.
$475/ mo. incl. util. No pets. Call 352-331-
8794. Avail immediately for summer/fall.
8-18-08-12-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $370-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
8-29-08-17-4

Male, grad student, small apt on side of
private home close to UF on bus line. One
person only, no pets. Cable, patio, clean,
quiet. $500/mo. Utilities included. 378-2016
8-29-08-16-4

2 ROOMS
One $85/p/w, one $100 p/w. Private & locked
rooms. Full cable p/room. Call 376-0384 for
all info. 8-18-10-4

1 Bd/1 Bth-Master Ste-In large 2 bd condo
w/washer/dryer located in Las Pampas.$450
a month plus shared utilities-$300 security.
256-4542 8-25-08-10-4

SHORT TERM LEASE OK
Avail immediately. Perfect for grad/med stu-
dent. Spacious room w/pvt bath, kitchenette,
pvt entrance. In large, quiet home, 5 min to
UF. W/D, A/C. $575/mo + utils 352-284-0979
8-25-08-10-4


Two rooms for rent in house by Duck Pond.
Common areas furn. W/D, DW. Available
immediately. Rent $425/mo incl utils & basic
phone. $100 deposit. Phone 904-797-5487
night. 904-829-1082 day. Or 829-338-1082.
8-18-5-4

Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fdnced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
8-18-5-4

1 Roommate needed. Grad student preferred
to share a 3/2 house near University and
34th St. $315/mo. Private bath aval. All wood
floors, screened porch. 1/3 Utilities.
Call Grant at 513.460.0482 8-18-08-5-4

A ROOM FOR YOU
Pleasant NE neighborhood near bus - Bike to
UF, Walk to Shops - VegNegan female pref
$300/mo +$50 util, $50 dep. 352-337-2723
8-18-08-5-4

Roommate needed in 4 bedroom 2 bath
house. Close to campus, short walk to bus
stops,cable and wireless internet. 450/month
plus utilities. Canl (941)713-5081 or (941)720-
4858 8-25-5-4

Grad Student 1BR in 2BR/2.5BA condo
at Greens at the West End next to Tioga.
Kitchen, laundry rm, clubhouse, pool, bb &
tennis, golf course, gated entry. 10 min to UF.
$550/mo incl utils, dep $300 714-697-3655
8-18-08-5-4


- :: 2 Blocks To UF :: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet,
cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-
18-08-7-4

Share 1/2 of big house. 5 blocks from Law
School. Private entrance to Master Bed w/
huge shower + walking closet + private so-
larium. Beautiful backyard w/ gazebo $600 +
1/2 utilities. 727-492-2529 9-3-08-14-4

Male student to share expenses in 2/2.5BA
condo at Haily Gardens condo. Corner of
20th and 42nd St. Move-in ready. $500 +
$250 deposit. Call 386-426-1340 or 386-212-
2422 for appointment 8-29-08-12-4

Female professional / grad student needed in
2BR/1BA off of Tower Road. $325/mo. + 1/2
utilities. W/D. Close to bus line. No smoking.
No pets. Please call 352-871-0932 or email
femalcomic@yahoo.com. 8-25-08-8-4

Master bedroom with private bathroom at
Point West apartments available for $430,
including utilities(cable, high speed internet,
and electricity). Located on 34th St. across
from the UF golf course. Very quite com-
munity, great for students. E-mail me at
Saundemk@gmail.com or call me at 804-
267-0690 if you are interested. 8-24-08-1-4

$375 - ROOM FOR RENT
Fully furnished. Water INCLUDEDI! Female
preferred. Call 352-871-7445 or email
mad05@ufl.edu for more info. 8-18-6-4

CLOSE TO UF - Responsible Individual to
share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. WD, $325/
mo plus share of utilities and security deposit
- No pets. Call: (352)-328-4210 or (904)343-
3680. 8-18-08-5-4


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1/1 master room inl 2/2 apt. Rent is
$365+utils,total about $440/month. Female
roommate needed. Apartment is fully fur-
nished, only furniture for room needed.
Please call for more details!Ask for Aylen
or Teresa. (352)256-6866 & (352)792-5239
8-28-08-7-4


Roomate, own Bathroom, 1/2
of 2BR house $500 +1/2 utils.
Call 332-222-0267 9-30-29-4

Handyman Special Disc 4 wk Share 2/2 MH.
Furn rm avail now. $200 N/R dep. $400/m
$100/wk incl util, laun & cook svc. N/A, N/S,
N/D. Need car. 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr
bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666 8-
29-8-4

UF male JR looking for roommate, spacious
2/1 apt, $290 plus share of utilities and secu-
rity deposit - near SW 34th St & SW 2nd Ave.
Call 254-424-8322 8-29-08-8-4

kitten and 2 cool cats need 3rd human for
3bd/3ba. awesome digs!: washer+dryer,
highspeed internet+cabletv, great'neighbor-
hood @ rockwood villas. $550/mo for every-
thing! call steve@3862998366 8-26-08-5-4


LARGE 34' * 14' BEDROOM in 4/2. Cable
and internet included. Quiet neighborhood,
on bus route, un/furnished, washer, dryer,
deck (great for entertaining), parking, large
yard, pets ok. $450/month (352)283-2005
8-29-08-7-4


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NS- Female. On bus rte. Laundry facility.
Close to UF. $230/mo. Incl util. Jane - 871-
6065. Move-in immediately. CLEAN CATS
OK 8-25-08-3-4


1 or 2 Female rmmates wanted by UF
student to share 3bd/2 ba, furn house in
NE Gville's. IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE
VILLAGES $455 util. incl. 1 month free!
3523766220 8-27-5-4


Very nice room for rent with large bathroom
in a 2 bed/ 2 bath. 5 Blocks from Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium. House has W/D, fireplace.
Perfect for UF students! Call Patrick at 352-
682-9342. 8-29-08-7-4


3 rooms in 4br/2ba home near NW 27Ter &
62PL for Female grad/professional students.
$400/mo includes utilities, Internet & office.
863-612-0548 www.gradschools.org/uf 8-
29-08-7-4


ROOMMATES
Someone to Keep You Entertained If you
hate boring roommates, let me move in. I
love pay-per-view movies, sports packages
and hot entertainment and I'm always ready
"On Demand." I also like to play online. Sure,
I'm fast, but you can handle me. Sign up for
Cox Digital Cable, High Speed Internet and
Digital Telephone. cox.com/gators 8-18-2-4


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AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
8-18-16-5
Downtown Sun Center
Club & Retail space available
McGurn Management Company
352-372-6172 Ext. 2 8-25-08-7-5
Bring your horse or your boat. 5 beautiful
acres, all fenced, with small block home,
all new kitchen, bath, floors, CH&A, screen
porch, pole barn/garage. Chiefland, 35 mi to
UF. Only $118,000. Owner 352-493-2645.
8-18-08-5-5
Spacious, attractive 2/2 Green Leaf condo.
Master suite with study in loft, 2 story living
room w/ dining room. 2nd BD & BA down-
stairs. W/D in util room. By owner $85,000
281-9406 or 378-7715 8-29-10-5



ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!
STOP LOSING EQUITY!
ACT NOW! Call before it's too late!

1-866-321-5315

ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!
Want to GRADUATE RICH
or with student loan debts?
Be smart, call

1-866-321-5317


ROOMS IN SUNNY DUCKPOND HOUSE
2 of 3 rooms available. Owner travels a lot,
will take other one. Pvt entrance & bath
available. Very large room. Kind mellow pad.
Discounts for practicioners of yoga, medita-
tion, or selfless service. Great space for
gardening, dance, study... Applicants must
be clean, responsible, financially stable &
very honest. Self-centered need not apply.
Call 374-7038 8-18-08-2-4

OXFORD TERRACE II CONDO
ONLY 3 BLOCKS TO UF CAMPUS
Female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Fully fur-
nished, W/D, cable/internet. 1 yr lease. $550/
mo + util. 954-937-8080. 9-5-08-10-4

ROOMMATES
Safe convenient neighborhood, NQ 11thAve,
7 min to UF or downtown. New central H/AC,
new kitchen and W/D. Must see. 6' fenced
yard, deck, 40' swimming pool. $425 to $450
per bedroom plus sec. Call Mr. Kristoff 352-
332-5030 8-18-08-1-4

CLOSE TO UF - Responsible individual to
share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. WD, $325/
mo plus share of utilities and security deposit
- No pets. Call: (352)-328-4210 or (904)343-
3680. 8-29-08-6-4

Las Pampas. Large 1bed/lbath avble in
2/2. $450 + 1/2 utilities + sec. Great location,
W/D, community pool, no pets. First and Sec.
moves you in. 352.256.4542 8-28-08-5-4

Engineering junior, clean, quiet, looking for
same. 2 BR/1 BA, 1 blk from Shands. $400/
month + 1/2 utilities. $200 deposit. No pets,
12 mo. lease. Call 352-843-0220 9-5-10-4


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2BR/1BA available in 3BR/2.5BA townhouse
in the Hawthonre Reserve. Clubhouse, pool,
tennis courts & much morel $900/mo or
$450/rm. Includes all utils w/$100 electric
cap. Call 954-328-8421 9-19-08-20-4


a ll Real Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of pos-
sible 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
8-18-25-5-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 8-18-25-5
CONDO-CLOSE TO UF. 2BR/2 1/2BA.
ALMOST NEW. TILE FLOOR, WASHER/
DRYER, ETC. $148,000. INCLUDES 42"
PLASMA TV.
CALL 1-321-217-4145. 8-29-08-30-5
MALLORCA SQUARE
Affordable, luxurious & beautifully built to
last. New 2Br 2.5Ba condos w/garages close
to UF Law School. Phase 1 sold out, so
don't wait. $159,900. Call Bosshardt Realty
Services, Inc 352-494-6420. 8-18-08-25-5
CONDOS W/GARAGES
Double owner suites, 2.5 baths, 1 car ga-
rages. Hannah's Condos is close to Shands
Hospital and UF. Shopping, restaurants &
1-75 just down the street. $159,900. Call
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 352-494-
6420. 8-18-08-25-5





Brand new luxury condos starting at $288k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 12-10-74-5


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Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
8-18-25-6


BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-"
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 8-18-08-25-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
8-18-08-25-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 8-18-
25-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6
"-BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $100 Queen $125 King $200*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
. matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
8-18-25-6
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846. 8-18-25-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 .352-333-7516.
8-18-25-6
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. B-18-08-
25-6
FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6
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
8-18-25-6
Hot Tub/Spa - $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 8-18-25-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6


Or Real Estate

New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2 baths,
granite counter tops 2 car garage, CBS on
nearly 1 manicured acre just minutes from
UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824 9-5-08-10-5
New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2
baths, granite counter tops 2 car garage,
CBS on nearly 1 manicured acre just min-
utes from UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824
www.hinthint.net 9-5-08-10-5

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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. 8-18-08-25-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $90 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-18-25-6
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-18-08-25-6
BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with- warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 8-18-08-25-6


GE side by side refrigerator/freezer, ice
dispenser, excellent condition. $300. Manual
available.
372-6658 8-26-3-6


ll Computers

CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS
Working or not, Joel
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 8-18-25-7






CDOmPUTERS
8-18-25-7

Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers
House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount
w/iD. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041.
www.GatorlandComputers.com 8-18-25-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-10-08-72-7

COMPUTERS
The Ultimate Upgrade's a Call Away Turn
your computer into the ultimate online ma-
chine with one call. Sign up for Cox. High
Speed Internet for the area's fastest online
connection - up to 12 megs a second. Email,
Web space, spam blockers, anti-virus, the
works. cox.com/gators 8-18-2-7


a l Bicycles

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
SBest Prices in Town * -"
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
8-18-25-9


I For Sale

PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 se.o UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 3.2-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-18-08-25-10


Furnishings 1


FURNITURE & THINGS
Buy & Sell. New & Used. Wed-Sat 10-6
Corner of Waldo & Univ Ave 22 NE 11th St.
381-5577 or 283-3080 8-25-08-29

WIFE RAN AROUND I
All over town, looking for the best deals on
furniture and bedding. She found them at
Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding
1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422
12-10-08-74-6

6pc Bedroom Set Can fEJ Q
Several styles, several colors! Never used!
352-264-9799 9-3-08-10-6

2 PC Mattress Set-
ALL Brand New in Plastic w/warranty!
$199 352-372-2048 9-3-08-10-6

Brand New
Sofa & Loveseat Set
w/ full warranty 352-372-2048 $599 9-3-
08-10-6

Corner desk set with hutch, free-standing
bookshelf, file, and executive chair. $125;
Black metal queen futon. $125; glass-top
metal breakfast table with four matching
chairs. $75. 332-7464. 8-26-5-6.

Futons, Bi-folds & Chairs
$100-$250 - Lightly used - Remodeled
Call 339-4288 8-25-08-3-6


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


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M"1 For Sale

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, Qgnputers, printers, vehicles and
more. ATlTndividuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
12-10-08-99-10

Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As
spaces become less available and more
expensive, for $50/mo you can have a
decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at
1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented
by the'Bhnester to accommodate students
and faculty alike. For more info, contact:
www.edbaurmanagment.com 1731 NW 6th '
Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-10

Restaurant Equipment
new & used, One Fat Frog, 407.936.2733,
info@onefatfrog.com 8-27-15-10

CBproads- Best books and software on the
planet, educational, inspirational, financial,
and extra-curricular activities. Instant down-
loads at: www.infodownload.ws 8-26-5-10

PARKING SPACE FOR RENT
1117 SW 7th Ave, 1123 SW 7th Ave, 922
SW 7th Ave. $720 annually. 372-4903 8-
29-08-6-10

Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As
spaces become less available and more
expensive, for $50/mo you can have a
decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at
1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented
by the semester to accommodate students
And faculty alike. For more info, contact:
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 1T-10-74-10


M Motorcycles, Mopeds


000000 SCOOTERS 000000 .
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-10-08-74-11

***A Sew Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
ww,.NS4L.com
8-18-08-21-11

***GatorMoto*** We will be moving to
our new state of the art facility the end of
July! We're currently having a HUGE moving
sale'from our temporary location New scoot-
ers starting at $999. No legit shop can beat
these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-
6275 GatorMoto.com 8-18-08-25-11

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
8-18-08-21-11

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site Check the website or call
336-1271 for more infol 8-18-08-21-11

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 8-18-08-25-11

MOTORCYCLES / SCOOTER SERVICES
TUNE UPS, DIAGNOSTICS, ENG WORK,
VALVE ADJ, TIRES. 'WE DO ITALL"
rpmmotorcycles.com OR CALL 352-377-
6974 518 SE 2nd St. GVILLE 8-18-26-11

SWAMP CYCLES
New location - Closest to campus.
Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more!
633 NW 13th Street
www.swampcycles.com
12-10-74-11

BRANWDEW 50 CC SCOOTER $1100.00
CASH OR YOU CAN PUT $750.00DN AND
PAY $100.00 A MONTH.80-114 MPG,47
MPH (904)525-6716 NIKKI 8-26-08-5-11


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2002 Suzuki Hayabusa, $4000, FATTIRE KIT
240, Mileage 11000, Engine Size (cc)1300 ,
Colour Gold,Dyno 175 RWHP, Custom RC
components huligan rims, front(17inch) &
back(18inch) Contact info:206-202-7313 or
jeniferpasic@hotmail.com 8-29-08-7-11


M-Il Autos

*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall .Don @ 215-7987 8-18-25-12

CARS - CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-10-74-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-10-08-74-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-22-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00*** FREE * FREE * FREE* FREES*O
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 8-18-25-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas * Chevys * Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr..
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
8-18-25-12

*FAST CASH PAID*
For any cars or trucks. Running or not.
Clean or wrecked. Segovia 352-284-8619
8-18-25-12

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve'352-226-1973
8-18-16=12

*,****ATTENTION*****
*****SUN CITY AUTO SALES*****
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999,
12-10-0l8-74-12

I BUY CARS
Anywhere, anykind, anytime.
Let me buy your problem.
Cash on the spot.
Call 352-278-9347 8-29-8-12


Autos


2007 MUSTANG 2 DR COUPE
$15,995 30K miles 4'. OL/6cyl, 5 spd auto, blk
w/ grey cloth interior CD, A/C, tinted glass,
excellent cond, 1 owner/seller 336-2006 8-
18-6-12

1994 Toyota Corolla Its a great car. Sched.
maintenance. 103 K mi. Tan 4drAc/Heat New
brakes No problems Asking $3200 Call 231-
1962 8-27-08-4-12


Cf" Wanted

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 12-
10-74-13

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 12-10-.
08-74-13

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. 8-18-08-25-13

NEED CAD DRAWING
OF DOME STRUCTURE.
www.floridadomes.com. Tom 352-481-3322
8-29-08-9-13


M il Help Wanted

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

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-10-
74-14

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 12-10-08-
74-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
12-10-08-74-14


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Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Political.& Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 12-
10-74-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 x301 Apply online at:
www.teamparadigm.com
12-10-74-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
12-10-74-14

INSIDE SALES PEOPLE
For a major telecom company. Flexible hours.
PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a
plus. EEOC. 372-2051 8-18-25-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have:
NEW DONORS ,
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
8-18-08-25-14

PARK PLACE CAR WASH
Now Hiring FT & PT positions available.
Great environment, flexible hours. Apply in
person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home
Depot 8-18-08-25-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible
Schedsl Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
12-10-74-14

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

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 12-10-08-74-14


SALES AND MARKETING
We are expanding and
seeking self starters,
must be $$$ motivated,
team player, ready to
produce large results NOW!
Call 800-294-4186


Healthy Food, No Grease, Great Pay!
Subway is now hiring Sandwich Artists
and Team Leaders for all shifts for its new
Shands Hospital location. Vacation time,
meals, and flexible schedules in a busy but
laid back environment. Apply at Subway in
Reitz Union, fax to 275-5725, or email to
8-28-30-14 dcfoods@gmail. com 8-18-08-12-14


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Cleaning Jobs
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Graphics and Web Design internships
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25-08-18-14

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25-08-18-14

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for part time employment. Apply at The Gator
Shop 1702 West University Ave or call 376-
5191. Game days required. Serious inquires
only. 8-29-17-14

Five Star Pizza is now hiring, delivery drivers
and pizza makers. Great work environment,
great pay and flexible hours. Apply in person
at 600 NW 75th ST. 333-7979 8-18-12-14






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E ll, Help Wanted


TIRED OF WORKING RETAIL?
This is your chancel Prof real estate co.
Hiring for PT & FT Sales & Customer
Service. Need outgoing, customer-friendly
attitude & previous sales exp` No real estate
exp req; no cold calling. Training provided.
Bonuses & benefits packages. Fax/email
resume, cover letter & avail schedule to
352-376-6269 hr@trimarkproperties.Com
8-18-12-14

*Dancers Needed*
for adult entertainment company. Make
$1000+/wk. Flex sched. 378-3312 8-18-
08-11-14
Morning NANNY ASAP I $$
Mon - Thurs 9-2, now thru Spring
ADORABLE 2 YR OLD + cat
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pic,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 8-18-
08-11-14


Afternoon NANNIES NEEDED
ASAP ! start at 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm
5 days/wk thru Fall; good $$$
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com
08-11-14


M/W/F or T/TH all day NANNY
must be avail thru fall & spring
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 8-18-
08-11-14
Medical/Front-desk Assistant P/T & F/T
position available for busy medical office.
Experience preferred with medical and/or
anatomy terminology. Resume required.
Call: 352-264-0094. Fax: 352-377-4816. 8-
18-08-10-14

PT/FT teachers needed for high quality,play
based child care center. Paid holidays &
medical insurance for FT. AA/CDA preferred.
Low ratios & friendly atmosphere. Email us at
HTCCC@holytrinitygnv.org 8-25-08-9-14

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Now hiring future managers. 8 locations
serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 8-18-
08-8-14





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DOMINO'S
Now hiring Delivery Drivers - $12-$16/hr. You
need a great attitude & dependable car. Hiring
lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing
drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of
our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs.
8-18-08-8-14

Work on Campusl
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is now hiring We offer flexible
schedules, competitive pay, employee meals
and a great working environment. Apply
online today at www.gatordining.com EEOC/
Drugfree Workplace 8-29-08-12-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative & loving
individuals who enjoy working with children.
info@imaginelearningcenter.com 8-29-08-
12-14


BARN HELP NEEDED in exchanges for
boarding or lessons at 1st class hunter/
jumper facility. Different shifts available.
EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Please call
8-18- 352-359-4149 8-29-11-14


PART TIME CAREGIVERS
Private home. Only students in healthcare
professions. $12/hr. Call 339-6976 8-18-
08-6-14

VIDEO TECH
SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
ADMIN ASST
NETWORK ASST
SALES CONSULTANTS
PROOFREADER
TECH SUPPORT
PAINTER
Full and part time positions.
Send resume to hr@gleim.com
www.gleim.com 9-8-08-15-14

Office Assistant FT outside/inside, passion
for language & fitness. Avid reader, interest in
MMA a plus. Computer fluency. Buttock bust-
er. Eye for detail. 1+ yr. Resume to 626 NE
1st St, 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
8-18-08-5-14

THE BAGEL BAKERY
Looking for lineworkers. Pay $7/hr. Come
by to fill out application 4113 NW 16th Blvd.
Phone 384-9110 8-18-5-14

Hiring operator for 24 hour call center.
Customer service and computer skills a
must! Fax resume to 376-9202 or email to
info@cpss.net 8-18-08-5-14

WANTED: COE Student for child care
Wonderful 3 year old boy Mon.-Fri. 1:45-5:30
Needs pick up from Hidden Oak ESE
Program
Call: Jenna Snyder 352-262-8113 8-18-
08-5-14

TCBY in the Tioga Towne Center
now hiring PT & FT positions. Smiling, eager
workers apply in person please. 332-8896
8-18-5-14

Amazing Marketing for the ambitious only.
Many perks including I-phones and major
incentives. Please send resume and photo to
MarketingEG1@gmail.com 8-18-5-14

Housekeeper part time close to campus,
$10/hour. Please email references to:
housekeepinggainesville@yahoo.com. 8-
18-08-5-14









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TGR INVESTMENTS is looking for
*Full time employees, both male & female.
*Starting pay $8/hr.
*Apply Mon-Fri, 10-5 @ 1031 NW 6th St.,
Suite A-3, Gville. 8-25-5-14

WINDOW BLIND INSTALLERS
Needed PT for independent contractor.
Please call 352-339-4600 9-5-08-13-14


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.
8-29-08-9-14

Bartenders & Servers Do you like pool halls.
JP GATORS BILLIARDS is now hiring for fall.
Experience preferred but not required. Some
days required. Apply at 1605 SW 13th St. NO
PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 8-18-08-4-14

Ben & Jerry?s & Bourbon Street Coffee Co.
are seeking outgoing, motivated individuals
with their own transportation. Must thrive in
a fast paced working environment and ap-
preciate cleanliness and organization. Email
resumes & class schedule to jen@gainesvill
esbesticecream.com. 8-18-3-14

CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com
Get started right away! 12-10-72-14

RECEPTIONIST/SALON COORDINATOR
PT, Wed & Fri: 2-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm.
Available immediately. Call Lisa 352-258-
5566 8-25-08-5-14


CERTIFIED MECHANIC NEEDED!
Own tools, experienced only.
Great starting pay!
Must be dependable.
352-338-1999 8-25-5-14


DRINK SELLERS NEEDED!!!!!!I
All Gator Home Football Games. Join-the
excitement and make money too! Here's
how... Attend a sign up meeting in the South
End Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, enter at
gate 2, on Aug. 16th or Aug. 23th at 10am.
You must have a Photo ID and $7.50 to pur-
chase required shirt, call (352) 375-4683 ext.
6500 8-27-08-6-14

WAREHOUSE STAFFII
FT/PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great
job for students! Will work around Class
schedule. Apply at Concessions Office,
South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
next To the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683
x6500fn 8-27-08-6-14


Animal Care Technician to work family
business on reptile breeding farm. Must be
responsible and dependable. PT/FT, start at
$6.80/hr. Send resume to bos@repster.com
352-495-3075 8-29-7-14

HELP WANTED
Make Money By Watching TV OK, so you
won't make money watching TV, but it doesn't
have to cost you much either. Upgrade to
Cox Digital Cable (now with On Demand) for
around $10/mo. Add a Digital Video Recorder
and record your TV classes. That could help
you get a job someday! cox.com/gators 8-
18-2-14

* Kind, loving nanny/childcare person 0
At my office in G'ville &/or myAlachua home.
Flex hrs, mornings, afternoons some eve-
nings. Darling 3-mo old girl. Refs req'd, own
trans. Salary negotiable, katiegator@aol.com
8-25-08-3-14

* HAIRSTYLIST
* TAIL TECH
Positions available. Upscale salon. NW sec-
tion. Available immediately. Call Lisa at 352-
258-5566 9-30-08-28-14

SERVERS
Experienced & friendly. Aply in person be-
tween 3 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS'S, 606 NW
75th St. 8-27-08-5-14

*IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,.
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156.* 9-30-08-28-14

Office Manager position available at 352
Media Group. Administrative, collections,
Quickbooks experience a plus. Email resume
to carolinec@352media.com . 9-19-08-
20-14

CALICO JACK'S
now hiring experienced cook, front of house
supervisor, back of house supervisor, bar-
tenders, servers & shuckers. Apply in person
calicojacks@bellsouth.net, 371-1675 8-25-
08-2-14

WANTED: HOMEWORK TUTOR FOR A
MALE STUDENT GOING INTO SEVENTH
GRADE AT OAK HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL.
BETWEEN 4 AND 5 DAYS A WEEK.
TIMES ARE WHATEVER WORKS FOR
THE STUDENT AND TUTOR.
CALL DENISE ELLIS 352-318-0447
8-26-08-3-14

Full-time prep cook needed to cook for large
group in a fraternity house. Exp is a plus, will
train. No weekend or holiday work required.
$7.50/hr. to start with the possibility of a
raise after probation period. Must be able
to start 8/18 background check required.
Fax resume to 352-379-9398 or email
fratmgmt@gmail.com. 8-18-08-1-14

Caregiver needed for 25 yr old disabled girl.
Milet have younr nwn npersonal oInw-nrnfile ve-


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hicle (ie, no SUV?s). Must be a UF student
EVENT SUPERVISORSII and be in good -physical condition. Hours:
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week- Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. $10/hr.
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Jobl Apply at Luxurious work conditions. Call Jerry at 377- PROD JUCT J ONS
Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben 1306. 8-28-08-5-14
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport Now Hiring Full Time
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-27-08-6-14 * Internship Positions
Business, Marketing, Finance, Field
G Wfv lle Experience Customer Service Reps,
,W =e t Order Processing, Sales Assistant,
Health & Fitnie-s Account Executives (Exp Req), Managing
Join the Gainesville Health & Fitness Team! Accounts with: Student Organizations &
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Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra Please join us on Wednesday, August 20 jobs@premierparties.com
cash? We are now hiring notetakers for between the hours of 10am-3pm to find out
summer & fall. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com how to become part of our team. I .e
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Medical Assistant
Dermatology Practice has an opportu-
nity for Full-Time and Part-Time employ-
ment. Excellent Benefits and Competitive
Salary. Excellent Opportunity for Physician
AssistantApplicants. Please send resume to
fscds2008@yahoo.com 8-25-4-14

NANNY.
Chijdcare,housekeeping,errands.AII UF
football games.Good pay. All day Mon,Wed.
Afternoons Tues,Thurs,Fri.
Email phykcr@bellsouth.net. 8-18-08-3-14


this time.

We look forward to meeting you!!
Located at 4820 Newberry Road
8-18-1-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring! All programs,
All levels. Gymnastics, Cheerieading,
Tumbling, Dance, AfterSchool, RockWall,
Office, Cleaning/Maintenance, Drivers
& more. Applications available online at
www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out
today and bring to either location.
8-29-08-6-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, ilreedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, ilssan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-10-74-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 8-18-25 15


PART TIME WORK HOME & OFFICE
Students only. $9/hr start. Weekends and
weekdays. Mowing experience preferred. Tel
352-591-3000 8-29-08-6-14

LANDSCAPER
for commercial properties needed FT.
VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
352-222-1904 9-30-08-27-14

$10/hr - Office Asst
Flexible hours
Apply in person
M-F 7:30-8am
Jackson Stoneworks
1111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL
8-18-08-2-14

NERO'S PIZZAAND PASTA
Now hiring experienced servers & counter
staff for FT & PT positions. 5240 NW 34th
St. across from YMCA for interview. 9-12-
15-14
The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now hir-
ing for sandwich prep & production. Approx
20-25 hrs $7/hr starting pay. Apply in person
618 NW 60th st (Behind McDonalds on
Newberry Rd.) Call 331-1253 8-18-08-1-14

Do You Want To Earn More Money? A
COMPUTER Is Required To Start! FREE
Info! Call Now! 866-654-5758 8-28-5-14




NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Fall 2008 apply online at
www.SmokinNotes.cbm
8-29-08-11-14

YARD WORK SW Gainesville.
FLEXIBLE HOURS.
Call Myriam 372-2707 8-28-08-5-14

OFFICE CLERK
PT friendly office: Data entry, typing, phones,
cust svc, computer exp & multitasking. Must
be willing to learn. Flex hrs. $8.50-$11/hr.
DFWP Call Myriam 372-2702 8-28-08-5-14

PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Shadow Executive Mom: office work, as-
sist cooking healthy meals, housekeeping,
etc. Meals provided on work days. Flex hrs.
$8.50-$11 DFWP Call Myriam 372-2707 8-
28-08-5-14

THE RED ONION
NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring moti-
vated, exp line cooks. Please apply in per-
son, located in Uptown Village at Townsend,
NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd. 8-29-6-14

Sales support admin FT $8-12h
Support order process, track &
expedite. Great fast-paced work
environ. Located in G'ville.
email cpowers@e-techservices.com 8-25-
08-2-14


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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-
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12-10-08-74-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
8-18-25-15

TLC- r RSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-18-25-15

**GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a housefull
10% off with this ad! FL Reg Ml 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
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424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
8-18-25-15

HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall in cement block barn. Good
grass turnout with room to run! Only 3-stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
8-18-08-25-15

Need Your Gutter/Roof Cleaned?
Call Steve "The School Teacher"
Very Fair $. Lic/Ins. 352-377-7086
8-18-25-15 ,

TRAFFIC TICKETS
Sharon Ruth, Esq.
352-494-8848
8-18-08-14-15 .


Services


IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas - Employment Visas
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com
8-18-08-14-15

MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour free. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
8-18-12-15

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THE TRUE YOU! -
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Groups forming now. 339-2199
8-18-25-16

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Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664
8-18-25-16


Health Services


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. 8-18-25-16

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

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Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509
NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open
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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!

Have an ice cream Join us at Sweet Dreams
Wed Aug 20 between 6-9pm at 3437 W Univ
Av. near Grandy?s on 34th Str. Part of the
proceeds benefits GDMA.org, a local coali-
tion of dance groups. 8-18-08-2-20

Dance to a Different Beat! Friday 8-11pm
@ 308 W Univ Av (=GDMA.org bldg) for
international dancing. No partner required,
shy people welcome, all ages. Instructions
8-9:30. www.gifd.org. $5general/$3students.
9-5-08-10-20


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373-7070
8-18-25-18


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300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
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if you accidentally overslept and missed
a TV class, don't worry. With Cox Digital
Video Recorder, you can record TV classes
and watch them on your schedule - even
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shows whenever you want with On Demand.
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UF FOOTBALL

D-line looks to regain dominance


By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Staff Writer
- khyppolite@alligator.org

Gator fans have vivid memories of
former Ohio State quarterback Troy
Smith and running back Antonio
Pittman getting hammered repeat-
edly by UF's defense in the BCS
Championship game two seasons
ago. -,
Last season was a different story
as the Gators allowed 25.5 points
per contest and were dead last in
the Southeastern Conference in pass
defense.
The youth and inexperience of
UF's secondary was compounded by
the inability of the Gators defensive
tackles to get a push and pressure op-
posing quarterbacks.
"If that position doesn't play well,
then they're just going to drop back
and throw it," defensive coordinator
Charlie Strong said. "You can't just
say, 'hey, you guys can't cover any-
body.' But we didn't get a pass rush
either, so that goes hand in hand.
"The tackle position is really criti-
cal. You need a guy who can hold a
position and hold a body."
Freshman Omar Hunter has re-
ceived praise since last season as a
potential solution, and there will be
a great deal of pressure on the young
man to bring strength up the middle.


And the Georgia native certainly isn't
backing away from it.
"I like those situations, where you
have to come in and you being the
guy everybody's looking forward
to playing, and helping, out the de-
fense," Hunter said. "That's what I
want to do."
"A lot of our problem last year
was experience. We had a lot
of guys who did not have a
lot of game experience. This
year, our main focus is keep-
ing our hands moving, keep-
ing our feet moving."
Terron Sanders
Sophomore defensive tackle

Though optimism is high entering
a new season the Gators will still be
dependent on a number of players
who may just be breaking in their first
sets of Gillette Mach3's with Hunter
and sophomore Carlos Dunlap
expected to play prominent roles
this season. The Gators are hopeful
last season's horrors will breed this
season's highlights.
"A lot of our problem last year was
experience," sophomore defensive
tackle Terron Sanders said. "We had
a lot of guys who did not have a lot of


game experience. This year, our main
focus is keeping our hands moving,
keeping our feet moving.
"Get to the quarterback at all cost.
Don't stop. We saw it way too many
times last year. We'd get a rush going
and then after more than two seconds
we'd just put our hands up hoping to
block the pass."
After suffering his third ACL inju-
ry last October redshirt senior Javier
Estopinan is hoping his career can
end on a high note after four years
of adversity and realizes that his fate
lies largely in the hands of his more
inexperienced teammates.
"They know what to expect now,"
he said. "They know how to play the
game now. The guys who have made
the biggest jumps are the guys who
played last year. Terron Sanders,
Lawrence Marsh and Carlos Dunlap
didn't have much experience last
year, but now they' already know
what to expect and what's going to
come down."
Strong is hoping that the current
group follows.the same path as their
ring-clad predecessors.
"I always think back to guys like Ray
McDonald and when Jarvis Moss was
an unknown, and all of a sudden they
developed," Strong said. "That's what
we need to happen now. We need a guy
like Terron Sanders to develop. It's time
for Lawrence Marsh to develop."


Defensive Line Depth Chart
The Gators' baby defensive line is slowly startingto grow
up. Last season was filled with youth, and while this year's
group is still young, it at least has some more experience.
Here's a guess at who you will see out there on Aug. 30
against Hawaii.


DE-Carlos Dunlap


Duke Lemmens
Justin Trattou

DT-Javier Estopinan


Troy Epps
Lawrence Marsh
Matt Patchan


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ALLIGATOR
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Freshmen players find their way on big UF campus


Andrew Stantill
UF freshman defensive tackle Omar Hunter runs to practice at the UF Practice Field on Aug. 5.


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

The campus maps are the give-
away.
You might as well put a giant
sign on your face that screams
"freshman." And football players
are no exception.
Yes, even the biggest and stron-
gest athletes of Gainesville need
to bust out their maps to find out
where they need to hustle off to in
the next five minutes.
"When I first came here and I
think there's like 45,000 people on
campus walking around," fresh-
man linebacker Brendan Beal said.
"I was so lost."
Now a sophomore, Duke
Lemmens remembers when he ar-
rived in Gainesville and couldn't
find the way to The Swamp from
his Springs dorm and was late for
one of his first team meetings.
Freshman kicker Caleb Sturgis
said he takes out his map "big
time."
At least they aren't hungry and
lost.
Most football freshies are put


on the Breakfast and Dinner dubs,
where they essentially get to stuff
their faces. Some of the small
cornerbacks and runnin- backs
pile on weight so they don't get
manhandled against the bigger
Southeastern Conference competi-
tion.
"All freshmen are on the break-
fast club," linebacker Lerentee
McCray said. "They're real serious
about it. If you don't make it, that
whole breakfast club got to pay for
it in practice."
In other words,
eat up.
. . "They are feed-
FO all ming us a lot just be-
cause our practices
are so intense," cor-
ner Jeremy Brown said. "Breakfast
club - that helps us all out a lot."
For some, the club needs to
have a reverse effect. Massive de-
fensive tackle Omar Hunter is still
trying to drop 10 more pounds.
Sophomore running back Chris
Rainey just smiled and laughed
when he was asked if he would
like to gain eight pounds in a week
like Hunter.
SEE FRESHMAN, PAGE 61


UF FOOTBALL

Backup spot up for grabs


By PHIL KEGLER
Alligator Staff Writer
pkegler@alligator.org

Two people competing for the same job
usually don't consider themselves friends.
They normally don't walk out of practice
together, laughing and joking with each
other.
Consider Cameron Newton and John
Brantley the exception as they work during
fall two-a-days to capture the undesirable
role of being Heisman Trophy winner Tim
Tebow's backup.
Tebow is so crucial to UF's offensive effec-
tiveness that Newton, who held the No. 2 spot
on the depth chart all last season, attempted
only 10 passes last season.
But UF coach Urban Meyer has stressed
throughout the spring and off-season that he
wants to play two quarterbacks this season if
possible.
Meyer has enjoyed the competition so
far this fall between the different styles of
Newton and Brantley.
Newton, a redshirt freshman, fits more
into the mold of a mobile quarterback while
Brantley is more of a pure pocket passer.
"Are they a lot different? Yeah," Meyer


"For the past seven years, we've
had many different styles of quar-
terbacks, and they've all experi-
enced success."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

said. "There's a different element, but it's a
great element. For the past seven years, we've
had many different styles of quarterbacks,
and they've all experienced success."
Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
coach Dan Mullen reiterated the same desire,
but said the backup's playing time will be dic-
tated by his readiness to run the offense.
"If we -have more than one quarterback
then we will play more than one quarter-
back," Mullen said. "Chris (Leak) and Tim
(Tebow) were unique and drastically differ-
ent quarterbacks. Tim went in to run power
football. It was a separate package for him.
Now, we want to get the backup to run just
in our regular system, to build experience
just so they are ready to play throughout the
season."

SEE QBS, PAGE 56


Go to games or you'll regret itL


et your chemistry book become
covered with dust.
Watch your online lectures
less than 24 hours before your exam
- on fast forward.
Poke the Gators' opposing quar-
terback for that week on Facebook
during class.
Parents, just stop reading. This isn't
going to get much better for you.
Students, if you want to
have fun, keep your eyes here
for just a couple more minutes.
It doesn't matter if you don't know
Tim Tebow from Tiny Tim, you've
been inducted into a new culture.
Why should I go to a football or
basketball game when I would've
rather heard a lecture on elephantitis
(Google it, just don't look at the im-
ages) than run one lap in P.E. class?
Because UF sports isn't about
sports. It's about the craziest, most
memorable times you'll have in
Gainesville. If that doesn't make sense
yet, go to a few games.


Just watch
what everyone
else does and
Scream when
they do. That's
step one. Has
Brian Steele there ever been
Steele-ing Bases a time when
bsteele@alligator.org you actually
agreed with
almost 90,000
other people? And for those few who
don't agree with you, everybody yells
at them? That's a pretty powerful feel-
ing, freshies.
You'll never get these four - or
five or six - years of your life back, so
make sure you experience everything
there is to experience. And as new UF
students, sports are a big part of what
there is to experience. There. have
been documented photos of students
climbing palm trees in celebration on
University Avenue after one of the
national championship celebrations.
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 54


SAll UF sporting events are free to go to with
your Gator-1, except for football which costs $70
for season tickets. You'll have to sign up in ad-
vance to be a Rowdy Reptile at men's basketball
games. The other sports are open.


"(A water moccasin) was there under the car so we
had to get him out of there so he wouldn't bite my
brothers."
Matt Patchan
UF freshman lineman on why he picked up a water
moccasin.


Previous question: Who should start at strong
safety? (see right for results)

Today's question: Which freshman will have
the biggest impact for the Gators?


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BRIAN, from page 53

That's dedication.
Nobody is demanding potential
bodily harm from you, but you
shoulckdo your part. Maybe splash
on some body paint for one or two
games. Scream so loud that you
need to invest in throat drops on
Sunday. You can even buy the oc-
casional Chick-Fil-A sandwich for
one of the football players - it's
their favorite, and they hang' out
rightotside the restaurant.
I have watched several of my
friends - guys and gals - who
barely knew the difference between
a point guard and a running back


know Joakim Noah's political
views and Urban Meyer's family
tree.
And, honestly, if you don't go
to the games, there isn't a whole lot
else to do. You won't be able to get
around the roads as all the alumni
pile in and clog the streets, and if
you're caught studying during a
football game then. you deserve
to be an opposing linebacker with
Tebow bulldozing toward you
- proceeding to knock you flat on
your studious rump.
Don't worry, you will still find
a way to get your degree. If I can
make it through this college, you
can. Just trust me on that one. Plus,
I've made it while selling my col-
lege soul to this paper. A day of


screaming at The Swamp or a night
of jumping up and down at the
O'Connell Center is not going to
keep you from getting your degree.,
Even if you attend the occasional
soccer, volleyball, baseball or soft-
ball games, your GPA won't suffer.
You should even check out those
gymnastics ladies, and for more
than just the tight leotards.
There are very few places across
the world with this much craziness
for college athletics. Gainesville is
UF, and UF is sports. Tebow didn't
win the Heisman Trophy for dis-
covering how to dissect molecules.
Although the rumor that his tears
cure cancer still exists.
Sure, you'll sweat up a storm
and feel gross at the games, but


don't worry, metrosexual guys or
prissy girls. Nobody cares. If you
don't feel disgusting at a game and
don't chest bump at least one hairy
stranger, you haven't fulfilled your
UF quota.
Honestly, if you leave UF with
your greatest memory being an A
on that political science final, I feel
bad for you. You should instead re-
member when you yelled that you
would make sweet love to Tebow
if he scores on the next play. Yes,
Tebow Mania is that crazy. One of
my male friends has a framed pho-
to of Tebow by his bed, and that's
not considered creepy by anybody
I know.
This will be a time unlike any-
thing you have ever experienced.


So make sure you do, because
coming back and trying to do the
same thing when you're 40 actually
is creepy.
You need to come here and work
hard. Don't completely slack off, or
you won't make it. But I do sug-
gest if you meet any freshman who
says he or she can't go to the game
because of academics to promptly
yell, "He/She hates Tebow," as
loud as you can and run away as
other students jump on them.
Instead of asking yourself why
you should do all this, ask why
not?
Because after you graduate,
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Backup LB Hicks has icy summer


Soph. worked at Cold Stone


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org


As Brandon Hicks starts to
bench press, he hears a gruff voice
, yell at him from across the weight
room.
"Hicks, go get some ice cream
for me," strength and training
coach Mickey Marotti says.
The weird part?
Hicks was more than capable of
doing that.
Since he isn't eligible for a Pell
Grant, a form of need-based fi-
nancial aid, the backup linebacker
worked at Cold Stone Creamery
this summer for some extra cash.
While some of his teammates
were plugging their names into
EA Sports' NCAA Football 09,
Hicks was helping the Gainesville
population make the difficult de-
cision between "Cookie Doughn't
You Want Some" and "Chocolate
Caramel Heaven."
And he really had to help his
teammates make .those decisions
when they discovered where he
was working.
"When they found out, they
were trying to get (free ice cream)
every time," Hicks said.
"One time like 10 of them came


in, and it was a rush of people
right behind them. It was crazy.
They were making all these weird
orders."
Backup quarterback Cameron
Newton took the cake, though,
and almost literally as his order
resembled more solid food than ice
cream.
Newton asked Hicks to give him
more marshmallows than cotton
candy ice cream topped off with a
drizzle of caramel.
"Oh my God, that's
nasty," Hicks said
, After that on-
FOOTDSal slaught of football
players came . in,
Hicks' secret was out. He was a
football player, too.
Before that, his coworkers and
bosses "just thought I was a big
dude," as the 6-foot-2 Hicks put it.
Then came the questions: What's
practice like?
How's Urban Meyer?
How's Tim Tebow?
Is Percy Harvin like this?
Is Tebow like this?
Hicks just told them it wasn't
what they all thought, and not
everybody fits their stereotypical
roles.
While he dealt with the constant
questions of "Why are you getting


a job?" from coaches, teammates
and even his family, he said work-
ing just three days a week for a few
hours wasn't that stressful.
He didn't even become too
tempted by the sweets in front
of him and said he'd only have a
"small little portion" sometimes.
And he was able to keep his se-
cret safe from some.
Senior wide receiver Louis
Murphy never saw Hicks there, but
he wishes he had.
"If I saw him there, I would
laugh my butt off," Murphy said.
It's a little harder, however, to
keep this secret from your fellow
linebackers.
Junior Brandon Spikes went to
visit Hicks a few times, and Hicks
was doing more than just scooping
the treats.
"He was over there eating ice
cream," Spikes said.
As for his play on the field,
Hicks might actually make an
impact on the field this season,
too. Coach Urban Meyer said he's
challenging for the strong-side spot
alongside Doe and Spikes.
When asked who was improving
at linebacker, Spikes didn't hesitate
to name Hicks.
"He's kind of coming along,"
Spikes said.
"He's gaining weight. He's
learning well."


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Speedsters face off in street race


* JEFF DEMPS AND CHRIS
RAINEY RAN OUTSIDE SPRINGS.

By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

Jeff Demps gets out of a tutor-
ing session and starts to walk
down Stadium Road to his dorm in
Spri gs.
The usual group of teammates
was sitting outside, just "chilling," as
Demps put it. Then, as he's about to
walk in the door, Chris Rainey asks a
simple question.
"Want to race?"
"I never back down so I went up
and got my running shoes," Demps
said. "We started running behind the
dorm."
This is what happens when Joe
Haden, who runs about a 4.3 second
40-yard dash is the seventh-fastest
player on the team. All the fastest
players want to see the universal con-
test of who's the fastest. Demps was
fresh off competing in the Olympic


trials and ran a 10.1 100-meter dash
earlier in the spring, making him
the fastest high school athlete in the
country. Rainey has also been known
to race at any time as West Virginia's
Noel Devine challenged him to a race
in a Wal-Mart parking lot during his
senior year of high school.
This time it was out-
side a UF dorm with
teammates looking on.
The first race went
to Demps. Then the sec-
ond one stalled because
Rainey said "he slipped." Then the
third time Rainey won.
"You can't survive in the real
world unless you know how to com-
pete," running backs coach Kenny
Carter said of the race. "Anytime
someone feels confident enough in
their abilities that they want to chal-
lenge somebody else to see if they're
the best - Amen."
The competitors aren't finished
with each other, either. Rainey said
the next race will be on a track, where
the running backs will feel more at


home with track shoes on.
"I feel like Rainey is going to beat
anybody in the first 40 to 50 yards,"
center Maurkice Pouncey said. "In the
100, Demps will get him."
Just don't think their real passion
is on the track. They'd take a stinky,
grass-stained football jersey over a
track singlet any day.
"They don't consider themselves
track guys playing football," Carter
said. "They consider themselves foot-
ball guys running track, which is a big
difference. You don't see a gazelle try-
ing to warm up and stretch before the
lion attacks him in the jungle. That's
the mindset they have. They just go."
If the next race doesn't turn out the
way they want, the duo are more than
willing to go again.
"Anytime, any place I'm always
ready to run," Demps said. "I'm sure
(Rainey) is the same way. He's so com-
petitive. Every time I step on the track
or on the field, I'm going to come out
and do what I've got to do and win
the race. If I don't win, I'm going to
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a ride on my scooter. We're real cool off the field.
Even on the field, we joke around. There's much
respect between both of us."
Newton had similar kind things to say about
Brantley.
"He's my buddy," Newton said. "We go out
here, we play on the field, we're competitors,
but off the field we're friends. We don't let all
the hype get between our friendship and that's
a good thing."
The sophomore got an early jump in 2007
by enrolling early in the spring, while Brantley
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The State of UF Sports:


SFall 2008

S-FOOTBALL

�. Maybe you've heard of Tim Tebow. You know, the first un-
derclassman to ever win the Heisman after a record-setting
51-touchdown season. The problem was the Gators needed
every one of those 55 touchdowns because the young de-
fense struggled. In the 41-35 bowl loss against Michigan the
Gators secondary let Chad Henne throw it all over the place e�ow
and the run defense let Mike Hart run them ragged.
Now, when Urban Meyer talks like he is hoping freshman Omar Hunter
: can be the solution on run defense at defensive tackle, that's not a good
sign. Perhaps the top run stopper, Javier Estopinian is still coming back from
an ACL tear. There will be improvement, but there needs to be significant
improvement if the Gators are to fulfill those national championship expec-
tations some are placing on them. If the defense can even come close to
keeping pace with Tebow, Percy Harvin and Co. then the Gators are going to
be among the toughest teams to beat in the nation.


VOLLEYBALL

After winning its 17th consecutive Southeastern Conference
Championship in 2007 and making it to the NCAA Regionals,
., the Gators volleyball team lost four record-breaking seniors to
graduation.
But with a recruiting class ranked No. 1 in the nation by
Volleyball Magazine, don't expect the level of play to taper off this Cusack
season. UF will again be in the national picture come December and the clear
favorites to make it 18 in a row in the SEC. And if they are, look for sophomore
Callie Rivers and junior Elyse Cusack's improvement to be a big reason why.
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the 2007 season with hope
in their hearts and champion-
ship trophies in their eyes. The
Gators opened the season Abdullah
with eight seniors - tied with
the 1998 national championship team for
the most - so there was certainly disappoint-
ment in the air when they opened the season
with three losses in their first 10 games.
Disappointment became excitement when UF
rolled off 13 consecutive victories - including
Southeastern Conference tiles in the regular
season and tournament-following their medio-
cre start. Despite their not streak the Gators
season ended in the same spot it did the previ-
ous year: in Los Angeles in the Sweet 16.
After losing senior stalwarts such as Stacy
Bishop and KeLeign Hudson UF will be search-
ing for veteran leadership. Midfielder Ameera
Abdullah returns after a somewhat disappoint-
ing junior season, and will be expected to fill
the voids in offense and leadership. The Gators
will always be a contender as long as 14-year
coach Becky Burleigh is at the helm of the
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the regular season and finished fourth at
the SEC Championship. '"
But it won't be easy to repeat those re-
suits as assistant coach Todd Morgan will .-
take the cross country program over after -
former coach Jeff Pigg bolted for Georgia.
The Gators also lose senior Lindsay 4T
Sundell, now serving as a student coach,
but will have adequate depth that may allow .
them to challenge at the top once again.
The men's cross country team came up
one spot short of advancing to the NCAA
Championships last season, though they did
finish second at the SEC Championship. '
This year they are without five seniors
who were vital to their run last year. so 5':
they will need some of the younger runners
to step up if they want to get back' to the '
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WOMEN'S GOLF
The young ones are starting to grow up. The
Gators had a very young team last year after Sandra
Gal turned pro, but Jessica Yadloczky and Hannah Yun
were impressive. They could be even better this year,
and so could UF. Now they hope to improve on that
9th-place finish at NCAAs. .


WOMEN'S TENNIS
Artir a orrinatirig regular s.easrin for ine UF
women er rrnnis rian, in 2i',8. nme postse~-sori left
ire team war, a Dnter [aate in 15. miourn.
The Gators raced up 24 wins and an unde-
ieawed confer-erce record to claim the title but fell just
snror agarnsi nval Gecorgia in the SEC Tournament
Criampinsnip LuF tmen oowed outto eventual cham-
:r. LI UCLA ,rn the final tour.
UF Ioses iwo senr:.rs but will be sparked again
b, is Top player. rising sophomore Julia Cohen. Look
for rern,rti-seror Diana Srebrovic to return as well,
allowing tne Gators to make another deep run in the
NCAA TourramnriL.



WOMEN'S SWIMMING
waLr, the onset -if another school year, the
wonr, n's swimn arn dive team looks to have a season
srrnilar. if not monrt coninant,to last year's.
Fe morntins rernovied from a sixth-place fin-
.sn at trie NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving
Cranpirintships, the t[am will somehow need to
repiare [ne o.01, len by swimming sensation and
Betnr.g-Oi,nipiad Caroline Burckle, among the 10
seniors tnma grauaited
Bur,:te sei a nerw NCAA record in the 500-yard
freet-cvle aril also on the 200 free event The team
ill partly rely or. rLing junior Gemma Spofforth who
ow,n.s CAA criamo:orisnips in the 100 and 200 back
and soronimore M,:n ca Dodson, who finished eighth
in ine platform diving event at the championships.


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MEN'S GOLF
Billy Horschel is back again, and that's a very good
thing for UF. While the Gators had a very disappointing
11th-place finish at NCAAs last year, Horschel can be
as good as any golfer in the nation. Along with the
continued improvement of Tyson Alexander and Will
Stricker, and the Gators might have a contending
team here in Gainesville.


Opern. Rolard Rudoll and Re\ Tulliis anrd i,.ers
Aaron Leecr and Gras.on Patten


GYMNASTICS
After two seasons of being national title favorites
and coming up short, 2009 will be this group of
gymnast's last chance to take home the crown. They
could well be the preseason No. 1. The energetic duo
of Melanie Sinclair and Amanda Castillo are among
the most talented gymnasts in the nation, and senior
Corey Hartung is as solid as they come. This is one
talented team, and everyone else knows it.





MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 U NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 59


From the Tigers to the Bulldogs, here are the Gators' top five rivals


If you didn't know UF was a big football
school the day you submitted your applica-
tion, you probably figured it out sometime
in between jumping up and down in your
parent's living room after tearing open your
admission letter and watching your mom tear
up as she sets your brand new Macbook Pro
on your spiffy dorm room desk.
For those of you who have still missed the
memo on this (I'm surprised the University
Athletic Association doesn't send every ac-
ceptance a spankin' new No. 15 jersey), here
it is: COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS A BIG DEAL
AT UF.
Now, the most important thing to know
is which teams are the Gators top rivals, be-
cause if you don't know college football is a


big deal in Gainesville, which could be akin to
atheism, then being unaware of UF's rivals is
blasphemy.
Consider this the first set of Einstein or
Smokin' Notes you'll ever use. And mine
come free of charge.
5. Auburn: It's hard to say a team the
Gators don't play every year is a prime rival,
but'you can't deny them when you consider
the types of thrilling victories the Tigers have
enjoyed at the Gators' expense. Two seasons
ago Auburn served UF with its only loss in
2006. Quarterback Brandon Cox led the Tigers
rally from a 17-11 halftime deficit, to claim a
27-17 win over UF at home.
If that wasn't bad enough Auburn handed
the Gators their first home loss in the Urban


Meyer era as the
Tigers raced out to a
14-0 halftime lead and
clinched the victory
when freshman kicker
- Wes Byrum nailed a
Karl Hyppolite 43-yard field goal that
Hy-Lite Reels gave Auburn a 20-17
khyppolite@alligator.org � win. Just to make sure
UF realized they did
- indeed lose a home
game, Byrum scampered down the field and
Gator chomped 90,000 of his closest friends.
I'm sure they would have all preferred if he
flipped them off instead.
4. South Carolina: Seeing Steve Spurrier's
visor roam the opposing team's sideline has


been tough for most Gators fans. It would have
been even tougher if Jarvis Moss' outstretched
arm hadn't saved the day. Most people don't
remember that South Carolina toppled Meyer
and Co. 30-22 in their first years at the helm of
new programs. And if Moss wasn't citing his
best Stretch Armstrong impression in 2006 in
blocking two field goals (one extra point and
a potential game-winner with eight seconds
left), fireurbanmeyer.com could be humming
along.
3. Tennessee: Many would say the
Volunteers deserve the top-billing on this. but
I'm not one of those people. They''-never
beat UF in the Urban Meyer era and last sea-
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Corners hope for next step in '08


By MIKE McCall
Alligator Staff Writer
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH - It's no
secret UF's secondary is looking for a big
turnaround this season.
The unit gave up 258.5 passing yards
per game in 2007, making it No. 98 in the
nation, and much of the Gators' success
will hinge on that stat improving.
"'1st year, we were young and dumb,
and this year we have something to prove.
That's how we see it," junior cornerback
Wondy Pierre-Louis said.
Pierre-Louis will be key to the cor-
nerbacks becoming older and wiser, as
he and Markihe Anderson are the only
juniors who figure to get much playing
time.
It'll be a role reversal for Pierre-Louis,
who spent his first two years learning
the ropes of football after not playing the
sport until high school. Now, he has to be
a leader.
"Everything happens for a reason,
and when it happens you have to take
responsibility for yourself," Pierre-Louis
said. "Now, I'm one of the older players
in the secondary, so I'm just trying to do


everything right and lead other people by
my example."
Sophomore Joe Haden, who is ex-
pected to start opposite Pierre-Louis, said
his partner has embraced his new role and
spent more time watching film than any
other defensive back this offseason.
The pair also has the advantage of
having played together for a full season,
and the two hope their chemistry can
help propel them to be one
of the best tandems in the
.... Southeastern Conference.
But they aren't without
FOotball challengers to their starting
spots. Anderson leads one
of the deepest benches the
Gators have had at the position in years,
and he hopes to crack the lineup for the
season opener against Hawaii.
Anderson was supposed to start last
season, but injuries kept him from sig-
nificant playing time. Now, he's trying to
convince new cornerbacks coach Vance
Bedford to put him on the field.
"He works hard every day and he's
starting to make plays," Bedford said.
"He's feeling very confident right now,
and he wants to play. All he says is,
'Coach, I want to be the starter, not the


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been outstanding, and he's pressing Joe
and Wondy for a starting job."
There are other suitors too.
Sophomores Jacques Rickerson and
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and freshmen Janoris Jenkins and Jeremy
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stepped on campus. Newcomer Adrian
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"What's good about the position right
now is we have eight comers on scholar-
ship, and we've never had that," safeties
coach Chuck Heater said. "There's legiti-
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doesn't want to go hard, someone can
take his job. We haven't had that before."
The coaches are hoping that increased
pressure, coupled with facing some of the
SEC's best receivers in practice, will lead
to a big change on the field. And they
want the players to remember how ugly
things got last year, particularly in the
season finale against Michigan.
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son it wasn't even competitive as the Gators
blasted Tennessee 59-20.
But, hey, at least they've got an overweight
coach who was just served a subpoena.
2. Florida State: If Tennessee has become
irrelevant then FSU is like Bobby Bowden at
a position meeting that runs past 6 p.m. He's
not there, and neither is FSU's program. But
I'm pretty sure it's an admission requirement
every UF student have at least 4 friends who
attend FSU. So while the Seminoles haven't
beaten the Gators in five years, it's still too
much of an established rivalry.
1. Georgia: The Bulldogs wouldn't have
topped my list at this time last season. They
had lost to UF in 15 of their previous 17
meetings and there was no reason to be-
lieve that would change entering 2007. All
of that changed when Georgia spanked UF
42-30. And, oh yeah, the entire Georgia team
stormed the field in one of the true "oh, no
they didn't" moments in sports. Here's to
hoping Meyer allows Tebow to take a penalty
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Tebow Mania takes off to new level


By BRIAN STEELE
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Want to know 1,095 ways to look
and feel better? Or how about ways to
get your best body back? Or maybe you
yearn to learn the top football body train-
ing secrets?
Just ask Tim Tebow about all of the
above.
Because, apparently, UF's studly
quarterback has all those answers when
Men's Fitness magazine hit newsstands
on Aug. 18.
Tebow became the first collegiate
athlete to ever be put on the cover over
the magazine. In other words, you go to
school with a celebrity, Gators.
"He's already an icon down in
Florida," Men's Fitness editor-in-chief
Roy Johnson said. "He's been one
since, what, 6 years old almost? I think
America is still discovering Tim Tebow.
The country didn't really get to see all
of Tim Tebow last year. He has a great
opportunity to lead Florida potentially
to a national title. If that happens then


America will truly see a once-in-a-gen-
eration type player and young man that
everyone can root for."
And he does it all by thanking God,
saying, "Yes, sir and ma'am," and gig-
gling through press conferences.
Johnson admits that no one is per-
fect, and Tebow would be the first to
admit he's not, but
his UF teammates
struggle to find any
fault with their quar-
terback.
"A lot of people
can handle failure,
but can you re-
Tebow ally handle suc-
cess?" receiver Louis
Murphy said. "He handles it perfectly
He doesn't have a prideful bone in
his body. I admire him, really. He's a
great quarterback. Everybody loves
quarterbacks. When you grow up as a
kid you want to be a quarterback. And
he's a Christian, God-fearing man and
a humble man. What else more can you
ask for him?"
Apparently to get even better than


his 55-touchdown sophomore season.
Coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordi-
nator Dan Mullen and Tebow himself
say he can improve his accuracy, read-
ing defenses and decision-making.
However he improves, he looks good
doing it. But his built physique isn't the
only reason Men's Fitness chose him for
their cover. He also resonates with the
general population in a way very few
have.
"At a time when sports is looking
for heroes," Johnson said. "There is one
right down there in Gainesville that has
already been recognized with a Heisman
opportunity but still has an opportunity
to plant himself on the conscience of the
American sports fan in a way that very
few athletes have been able to do."
Then when Tebow is asked about
the cover he, once again, just giggles
and smiles.
"Doing something different lets me
show what I'm doing to a whole new
group of people that might not know
about Florida," he said.
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"You'd be surprised, I don't eat that much,"
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isn't messing around.
Coach Urban Meyer has praised Brown
and fellow corner Janoris Jenkins, and
Meyer has salivated at the thought of getting
Hunter since last year.
When the freshmen got together for an ini-
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atmosphere.
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But of course, there was still food.
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Murphy gets ready to lead new batch of receivers


By KARL HYPPOLITE
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Percy Harvin is the most electrifying player
on the Gators roster and a Heisman candidate,
but the leader of UF's receiving corps is Louis
Murphy.


While he goes largely unnoticed on a
team that features two certifiable rock stars
in Harvin and Heisman Trophy winner Tim
Tebow, the senior caught 37 passes for 548
yards and five scores in 2007.
On nearly any other team in the nation, he
would be a featured player and on a myriad of
watch lists. At UF, he's another guy who runs


UF senior wide receiver Louis Murphy runs with the ball after a catch on the UF prac-
tice field on Aug. 4. He'll be counted on to lead the receiving corps this season.


a sub-4.3 40-yard dash, and that's just fine be-
cause his concerns lie with issues greater than
himself.
"I, like my teammates, want to win games,"
Murphy said. "We would all love to win
awards, but our first priority is to win, not pad
our stats. My goals are to be in Atlanta (for the
Southeastern Conference championship) and
play for the national championship."
Murphy has taken the mantle of leadership
among the wide receivers in the same fashion
Andre Caldwell and Dallas Baker did in each
of the previous two seasons. Coach Urban
Meyer and the Gators coaching staff had this
in mind long ago, which is why they suggest-
ed Murphy room with Caldwell last season.
Murphy took advantage of the opportunity
to pick Caldwell's brain and the result is that,
despite what outside observers may think,
Murphy is the go-to guy in Meyer's mind.
"It's hard for me to say he's not the go-to
guy," Meyer said. "Of course, you've got Percy
Harvin and Tim Tebow, two of the finest play-
ers in college football, but Louis Murphy is
going to be the go-to guy."
With an offense as deep and talented as UF,
that is the highest praise most receivers could
hope to receive.
The Gators do have some obvious concerns
in the passing game, though. Harvin is slow
to recover from off-season ankle surgery, and
tight end Cornelius Ingram will miss the sea-
son with a torn left ACL.
Harvin is expected to be fully recovered by
the season opener against Hawaii. And if he
is, UF has an embarrassment of riches - such
as Riley Cooper and Deonte Thompson - it
can throw at opposing defenses to create mis-


matches.
"The basis of the offense is to find advan-
tages in matchups," offensive coordirn r Dan
Mullen said. "The more diverse our playmak-
ers are, the more mismatches we can find.
"The Chris Raineys and the Percy Harvins,
when they line up in the backfield, the defense
better have a linebacker on them. But all of a
sudden they motion out, and now you have
mismatches on those players."

"The basis of the offense is to find
advantages in matchups. The more
diverse our playmakers are, the
more mismatches we can find."
Dan Mullen
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pressive at the start of fall practice after a
disappointing spring session. Wide receivers
coach Billy Gonzales attributes his improve-
ment to his growing comfort with the offense
and no longer having to think his way through
plays.
Freshman Frankie Hammond, Jr. also
received rave reviews from Gonzales.
Hammond Jr. has made several acrobatic
catches thus far and has caught the coaching
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2, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION E MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 An Alligator apology to freshmen D ear class of 2012: You'll have to excuse us. It's an exciting time, for sure. When you come swarming onto our campus Hopefully, the special edition in a week, we might send the occasional tauntwe concocted just for you can ing laugh in your direction. From time to time, we might make the transition to UF a little snicker as you amuse us. We're sorry. easier. Every year, the freshman It could be the campus map you're clutching. Make experience is shifting and morsure to carefully tuck that away in your backpack, which Devin Cuiclasure phing, and we try to keep you is stuffed with every single textbook you own. Or maybe letters@alligator.org ahead of the curve. it's the fact that you're completely decked out in Gators With a budget that seems to gear. We like Tebow too, but save it for game day. shrink on a semesterly basis, you might want to know OK, I'm done. Really, the teasing is all in good fun. what cuts affect you. And really, most of it stems from jealously, at least for With a No. 1 party ranking that students pride and me. While life after college creeps ever closer as I enter Bernie and Co. despise, you might want to know what my senior year, you still have miles and miles of road nightlife spots are worth checking out. ahead of you. And with weed-out courses that can wear you down, You still have plenty of time to soak in the sunshine you might want to know which offbeat courses could and the crowd's deafening roar during football games in lighten your course load. the Swamp. You still have many opportunities to spend For more than 100 years, the Alligator has worked to the night partying your ass off instead of studying for inform and entertain the student body, and we're happy your exam in eight hours. to extend a welcoming hand to you. 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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 U NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 3 UF ADMINISTRATION Budget cuts reshaping the freshman experience By KATIE SANDERS pose" of being at UF. Alligator Staff Writer The ceremony would involve ksanders@aIuigator.org more faculty than cheerleaders, and it would be planned for next fall at He entered the scene as a man the earliest, Telles-Irvin said. with plenty of options. Other parts of UF's budget-cutWhen Bernie Machen took the ting plan include reducing enrollreins at UF in 2003, state dollars, ment by 1,000 students annually for new projects and fundraising flourfour years. ished throughout the university. Enrollment has tvicallv been The university's chance of achieving world-class renown was -in the president's sight. In the span of about five years, however, molding UF into a top 10 university has taken a backseat to Machen's new and more pressing goal: delivering students a quality education amid unprecedented state-funding shortfalls. This fall, UF freshmen will enter a campus that has $47 million less than last year's budget. Eight faculty members and 68 staff employees have been laid off, and others have left by choice. Machen said he avoided making cuts that had a direct impact on students, including areas such as course availability and campus life. However, at least one freshman event, an annual pep rally called Gatorfest, was cut for financial and scholastic reasons. Patricia Telles-Irvin, vice president for student affairs, said she hopes to replace the rally, where students learned classic cheers and songs, with a "convocation" that will promote the "academic puraround 52,000, but this year there will be one-third, or about 1,000, fewer transfer students on campus. Many offerings in UF's sports and fitness program were also cut for this fall. Snorkeling and scuba diving courses 'are still available, but students will not be able to learn activities such as flag football, yoga, badminton, racquetball, Latin dance or basketball for class credit. Students will also have less language options this fall. To meet a 6 percent cut, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will not offer courses in Korean and Vietnamese languages, and doctoral programs in French, German and philosophy will not be allowed to admit students for three years starting with the 2009-2010 academic year. And with a fuel bill anticipated to be about $8 million more than last year, Machen is looking for even more ways to cut costs. A fourday school week, a model used by many community colleges to cut costs, is not out of consideration, he said. "We're going to open the year muwamu izuieruu/ ymmtr UF President Bernie Machen answers questions in conference room at the Presidents Office in Tigert Hall on Aug. 4. at full schedule," he said. "I think as the year rolls on, we're going to have to adapt." As for cracking the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report's ranking of public universities, Machen said all he hopes isUF doesn't regress from its No. 17 ranking last year. UF has been weak in areas such as faculty resources and class sizes, he said. Even though UF's growth has slowed, he is hopeful UF can chart itself back into prestigious territory. "I still believe that we have the basics to be a world-class, top 10 university, but I can't do it unless I can figure out how to get more resources for the university," Machen said. "The faculty's in place. The students are in place. It's my responsibility to get the resources." TH P 0 0005 Of Choe BIGGEST BACK TO S STEE SI COMING AUGUST 27th Where: Reitz Union Colonnade When: Mon. Aug. 27th thru Fri. Aug. 31 Time: 9 A.M. -5 P.M. Sponsor: Reitz Union Arts & Crafts Center n, j, CH OL I/I incredle ( $9e Most Images Only $7, $8 and E EL L

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4, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION N MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 ON CAMPS The faces behind campus buildings By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Writer As you study, eat and exercize in campus buildings this fall, take a minute to consider the people whose names mark their entrances. Many of the men and women who have campus buildings named for them played a vital role in making UF the university it is today. The J. Wayne Reitz Union The Reitz Union was built in 1967 and is actually UF's second student union, said Carl Van Ness, UF historian. Dauer Hall, built in 1932, was the first, but after more than thirty years, the student body outgrew the former union, he said. The current union is named for UF's fifth president, who served from 1955 to 1967. J. Wayne Reitz, of Kansas, was the first non-southerner to lead the school, Van Ness said. His presidency was notable for the racial integration of UF, he said. In 1958, the first African American student enrolled in the Levin College of Law, thus making UF the first state school in Florida to integrate. Because of Reitz's good relationship with the student body, the integration was smoother than in other Southern schools, Van Ness said. His tenure was also marked by the expansion of campus, which grew by more than 300 buildings with a price tag of $50 million, according to the UF Web site. "He was a successful and popular president," Van Ness said. The Stephen C. O'Connell Center The O'Connell Center, built in 1980, was the first large-scale, multi-purpose facility on campus, Van Ness said. Prior to its construction, basketball games and events that drew large audiences were held in the Florida Gym. Stephen C. O'Connell was the sixth president of the university and the first alumnus to hold the office, Van Ness said. As a student, he was captain of the UF boxing team, Florida Blue Key president and Student Body president. His university presidency, which lasted from 1967 to 1973, was marked by the turmoil of resistance to the Vietnam War in a "time of the counter-culture," Van Entertainment Notebook PC Hppvlo dv98.l9wm EnetInm giaelfstl Technology ad fashion for your mobile digital hiestyle 7". 'd moi 3 Cie o ()3.i3K ''3>2 Du 3333 3>ibl > t-dlAM-C > 33-333u n373,33 3~33'> >. m*-o> & a 0 3> 371anmo > 333' 33>33.3 e Coa fac toeman3n HP Wireless Laser Mini Mouse Wireless technolOgy or freedom of movement 432mImya it21 179 (Pink, 4521201 HP 20" Widescreen LCD w2007 Monitor I 3t3t efom n 33 h1 3 ms re3 11acli ,li-q Zpeok rs 1,50107kdu' d clm Available at Walmart Save money. Live better. Walmart.corn/hp nces valid while w>ppi33 last. See product package for --omnploic specjt3conns and deals. AlGB miemony. Up lo GB may not be avakll> du3 TO 32-0,t operating system :csource iquireme33> ror u' d-1 s IGB -I bilbhox byl-s Actual fi-malled -up-city iS less High-def nitlon content egoued for HD performance. liemjef access reqonred and sold separately, SEE NAMESAKES, PAGE 5 6 A7 1533376 HP Deskiet F4240 All-in-One Printer One machine can do it all-and save you serious money. PNn, s an cap. and 3Ox-cu3ctJy Cn 3as3> ENERGY STAP: compnt o oe efecx 60 60 mu;3an3c33usHP 60 Black and Color Ink Cartridges $278 15 More pages, great reliability, amazing value Original HP. 4>21S HP Premium Photo Paper $1567 Axl 4x6, glossy finlish, loo sheets / / I /. Gainesville -3570 Southwest Archer, (352) 371-3171 yh! 200B Hjn23 ele3-. cki d DeIvej>333k3 3 allp many, L p l333 3P 3h3 m>f'iat on Cnt3 d 3 he3wm ,s suh!-cl tn caqe Ieotnoc he Only narrnche, far hl' nrr t -d srce r set forth m, Ow, oxp-os w--only tnlcmn,-)s accomponymgq q,,, pradu s k nd serv, (n AMD F .o-n ; h3ademark o Advaned Micro Dev.,s, Inc ENERGY STAR i, A U s, oqi,:erd tmdmak of lhe United Stal-s E-nonmenial Pro13ec>non Agency

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 5 UF landmarks honor those who made the university what it is today NAMESAKES, from page 4 Ness said. O'Connell's office was the site of numerous sit-downs, including one by the Black Student Union, whose members felt that little was being done to recruit black students, according to the UF Web site. Sixty-six students were arrested, and when O'Connell didn't grant them amnesty, about a third of the black population left the university. The Robert Marston Science Library Many know the Robert Marston Science Library, built in 1987, by its architectural sculpture "Alachua," also referred to by its student-given name, "The French Fries." Robert Marston was the seventh president of the university and was recruited because of his reputation for implementing affirmative action, a point of contention at UF, Van Ness said. "I think he was very empathetic about taking integration seriously and recruiting black professors," he said. Marston's presidency, from 1974 to 1984, saw some of the worst economic times up until that point, he said. However, Marston was able to set the school on the right track to admission into the American Association of Universities by focusing on the recruitment of top faculty members and adding many academic departments. "I think the university that we know today largely began with Marston," Van Ness said. The Stephen C. O'Connell Center FLE sLE ERT T 'L' THL TO F R SF EAS WEA R LA R IES W&I csE tLEW AuD ORi 1.1SL The Robert Marston Science Library REI 5RN PS Ryan Moulton Alligator UF News Bureau BACK-TO-SCHOOL CELEBRATION AUGUST 18" -23RD Hl WE'RE VYSTAR, our new Branch is located n Gainesvie r'jht by the ca mpus, and for our Back-teoffering incomrg UF Freshmen -rnde of aoducts, services and gif s at a price even c:ete stude~n-s can afford: FREE STOP BY bet.ee, Agust 18th-23rd and you', be en'r. a"' ri -ne uffv G V saG Gr't Cards' to heip y"urrni your dorm room or apartment in style. Plus, oper .n w account n yut get FREE Membership, FREE Checing and a FREE $10 Starbucks Gift Card. SO COME SAY HELLO TO VYSTAR, Just south of Archer RPad on Stree in Gainesvidte. V u"'l not only be teedn: your money s new best friend, you ray end up an s. that wilmake y u alot c other friends, too. OVyStar Creit Uinion -No puchaef n"","y to paroc pate. Drimq w-H be neid it 12 noen Sa!,urday. Augu-t 2:3rd. 2,008 YOU do not nood to tic present to Win Wmnrsr wit be notified thy matt or phonte_ to 1,U 109 M,1UE D H A V E .y es ofr a nd t i .rel f a es re t g be o -n nynw ccoutats and n'ttw loans are elicible t new account bcnUf, OHMr ano .Mly reqwirc -mInnmum deposit Oflcr glood .vhtdr supphes [a and] rnly at the Gainesvitte eran h during -Back to SJ)hal event tiLe iud % loans -ubjoct a credit pprovat, T Wi E The J. Wayne Reitz Union' Charles Roop / Alligator Staff The Reitz Union is one of several UF landmarks that honors a past university president. 1.iike l.skil.1. sails,1.alan 111,=1,1 111.e.l.1,''.1h.li .1 4 .11.'11.'=1.1+=,0 -11 1 .11 l u i ..1311. ii.iil-1-'' '' ' -'' ' ----VZ_

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6, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Editorial Brave New World Some unsolicited advice for incoming freshmen ongratulations, you made it. You have matriculated to one of the most prestigious public universities in the entire United States. You are now an official member of The Gator Nation. Allow us to offer you a hearty Orange and Blue welcome. We would also like to give you some unsolicited and hopefully useful advice about what to expect and how to take full advantage of the fantastic voyage upon which you are about to embark. To say that the 2008-2009 freshmen class is an elite bunch is an understatement. Less than a quarter of tlhis year's applicants for admission were accepted (out of the more than 28,000 who applied, only 6,600 were admitted). You are the survivors of what has become an increasingly arduous and highly selective competition: the college admissions process. And you should be proud of yourselves for earning a spot at the Sunshine State's flagship university. But don't let it go to your heads. Don't rest on your high school laurels and expect to do well here. Speaking of laurels, if you would permit us to inject a shameless plug, we hope you will make Darts and Laurels -the Alligator's weekly lampoon-apalooza of winners and losers -a part of your Friday routine. We at the Department of Darts and Laurels strive to inform our readers as we vent our frustrations and dole out plaudits in an attempt to bring levity to the fluctuations of this crazy world. But our ultimate wish is for you to become regular readers of the Alligator, and not just the Opinions and Sports sections. We are a hard-hitting, independent, student-run, journalistic tour de force (and we're not pretentious at all) that strives to inform the student body on the pressing campus, local, state and national issues of the day. And we have a virtuoso of a cartoonist, too. We're confident that daily reading of these pages will result in increased intelligence and a better quality of life -or failing that, something to pass the time while you're ridding the bus or waiting for class to start. The crossword puzzle isn't the only reason to pick up a copy of the Alligator everyday So check us out. Alright, we digress. Back to the advice thing. UF is no cakewalk. Once the strenuous intellectual marathon of each semester begins, the work doesn't end until you've taken your last final exam. So pace yourselves. Stay on top of your course work and guard yourselves against the prevalent, potentially debilitating plague of procrastination that is a typical consequence of your newfound freedom. But don't overdo it either. Grades are important, but you won't learn everything you need to know about this life in books alone. Learn to budget your time so that you can avail yourselves of the numerous activities, clubs and services UF affords. Play intramural sports, join a student association, honor society or service club. UF is a veritable hotbed of political activity. Get involved by joining the College Republicans or the College Democrats. And don't forget to register to vote with the help of our friends at Chomp the Vote. This fall's presidential election will be one of the most important and competitive in history. Be sure to take a stand and chose a candidate who shares your vision for the future of the country. And don't forget about local politics. The folks we elect in Gainesville and Alachua County make decisions that will directly impact you as long as you live here. Don't be shy, say hello to the good folks "tabling" at Turlington Plaza and the Reitz Union for information on any of the aforementioned as well as countless other groups and activities. The next four (or five, or six) years will be among the best of your life. So get excited, get involved and get going. And most immediately, get ready for tailgating and Gators football! Good luck and go Gatorsalligator Joshua Fredrickson OPINIONS EDITOR, Devin Culclasure EDITOR Jessica Ponn MANAGING EDITOR The Atllgator encourages comment frorn readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (aboutoelette-sized page:,They must betypedtdouleOspaced ad mut ilde th h oname, classication hone nmber Names e d nf twriuter show jscas.We reserve the right to edit tor length, grammtar, styte and libel. Settd lettors to lettets@atlgator.otg, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., ot rend theni to P. Box 14257, barmesarie, FL 32604-225. Columns of about 500 rtt ahout onsinal topm and 3-d44oal catosare also welconte. Questionst Call 376-4458. Opinions ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion 2 SA{NFSVILL* nai3+ e awioe I D0o* stse + % P. 0.1. Campus groups activate inner-activist h, to be young again, when I thou ght homework was for pansies, a fake ID was golden, withdrawing from a class would never come back to haunt me and hangovers only lasted an hour, if at all. Just as I did, all you incoming freshmen will have ample opportunities to make mistakes (and hopefully learn from them). And as someone who has been at UF for six years, at the very least I can pass on a little wisdom to all you whippersnappers to help you get the most out of your undergraduate experience. For me, it wasn't until the end of my second year of college that I discovered what I consider the icing on my delicious undergraduate cake -student activist organizations. The organizations vary greatly as to their memberships, goals, methods and successes. At UF, you will find a group for every worldview, and in what follows, I hope to offer a completely unbiased and utterly accurate description of each to help you spread your activist wings and start changing the world for better (or worse). First off, if the thought of poor people makes your skin crawl, the Libertarian Activist Network is for you. With it, you can get out there and make sure all those lazy whiners at the bottom of the Darwinist social ladder don't have access to things only meant for rich people, like health care and education. Even better, if you ever get bored, you can call up another member and talk about how the Ron Paul Revolution will never die. If your ire doesn't stop at poor people but extends to inmnigrants, foreigners, homosexual people, Muslims and pretty much anyone who is different than you, you have a home with the College Republicans. Not only can you share yachting stories with fellow members, but you have almost an entire semester of pretending to like Sen. John McCain. Does the thought of being a Republican make you regurgitate your freedom fries? Don't worry; we've got the College Democrats too. They're always there to help spread your ideas for changing the world in the least effective and most spineless way possible. Moving further down the political spectrum to somewhere beyond 3 -the mundane confines of orthodox Brandon Sack American political thought, we letters@alligator.org have Students for a Democratic Society. With SDS, you can fight for socially responsible investing, stopping the war and pretty much anything else by the only method that works -pretending it's the 1960s. For all you. aspiring nurses, dentists and physicians who might feel a little weary of all the political science and history kids, fear not. Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is for you. This organization wants to make sure that the drugs resulting from biomedical research at universities like UF make it to lower income areas of the world. Why? Beats me, but it sounds more fun than volunteering for Shands at UP. All jokes aside, each of these organizations is a great way to get involved. The Libertarians are one of the most active, vocal and thought-provoking groups I've come across. The Republicans are actually good at pretending to be fired up about McCain. And along with the Democrats, they provide some stimulating political debates. SDS has been a personal favorite of mine, raising brand new issues, such as socially responsible investing, and making considerable progress with them. Last but not least, UAEM is growing like wildfire and has some of the most motivated, enthusiastic members I have seen. Any one of these groups will no doubt enhance your UF experience by providing an opportunity to try something new and meet like-minded people, all while doing your part to change your world. Brandoti Sack is a second-y'ar biomedical sciences graduate student and a member of Studentsfor a Democratic Society. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Raderr espons e Today's question: Will you parThursday's question: Do you 47% YES ticipate in a political student orgathink President Bush deserves to 53% NO nization during your first year? -be impeached? 410 TOTAL VOTES Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org I 4

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 0 NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 7 Column Learning a foreign language There's a lot of advice I could give you lingualism is quickly becoming not only about the next four years of your life. embarrassing, but counterproductive. Even There's a ton of stuff I could tell you in the U.S., one of the most historically monothat you should or shouldn't do and a mass lingual countries in the world, we're quickly of truisms I could throw at you about how moving toward a society with more than one important education is or whatever. I'm sure prevalent language. you've heard it all before. At UF, you have access to perhaps some of But here's some advice you probably the greatest linguistic resources you'll be exwon't hear very often: Learn another lanposed to in your lifetime. UF offers programs guage. Or two. Or three or four. Even if you in more than 30 languages, living and dead. already know more than one language, start Don't just use your high school French to fulworking on another. fill your foreign language requirement; learn Picking up a new language isn't nearly as something new while you have the chance. daunting of a task as it seems, and doing so Not only can learning another language can render great dividends in the future. increase your ability to communicate across In the increasingly global economy, monobarriers, but it can help you understand and be k .com integral to future success appreciate a radically Seneca, Plato and Thucydides di different culture. in English. Their words simply h Learning Arabic, more meaning and fluidity when Chinese, Russian or original text. Swahili requires not Not only that, but learning just a radically differGreek will give you a deeper und. Joshua Simmons ent linguistic skill set of grammatical concepts and voc Ietters@aligator.org but an understanding of the ,cultural concepts underlying the language itself. You'll also probably never get another opportunity to learn classical languages like you will at U. A thorough study of the classics is integral to a solid foundation for your education and your life -and Cicero, dn't write ave much read in the Latin and erstanding abulary in English as well. Learning another language isn't just about being able to pick up chicks by reciting romantic Italian poetry. It's about being able to communicate in the 21st century (or in the first century B.C., as the case may be) and being able to appreciate other cultures. It should be a big part of your college experience. Joshua Simmons is an economics senior Decisions, Decisions. Your choice of eye and lip shades. Plus more best-of-Clinique. 11NIQUE, A bemy clme, CLINIQUE Cosmetics Bg DilferenipstckinpurciceC1NEWSpcdAppfrise tlor NEwRoseA klouw. C rUSUrg EwShadwDuoinyow cho',eQ1 NEW &fttr Pcaa (inotor aNEW Cooccbbe Kss, ARi Off [-=minn Clcarca Drm=1-11y Diffcm' I Mwitunn Lotn Ciiquc MUrna, High Impact Mscarn Bbck. Last week to make it your own. It's Clinique Bonus time. Clinique's newest eye shadow and lipstick shades are yours to try--free* Just pick your own palette in Pinks or Nudes. Plus discover more beauty all-star including world-famois Dramaticaly Diffeent Moisturizing Lotion and top-selling High lnpact Mascara. It's a Bonus you wor't want to miss Yours free with any Clinique purchase of $21.50 or more. Value $50.00. CLINIQUE A Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Great time to try Defining Liner new High Impact Lip Colour S Defining Uner For Ups brings creamy. non -feathering ca sharpener creates the look you wantr, anywhere.S SPF 15 wears beautifully for 8 hours. And lips enjoy e continually smooth, soften, comfort. Protect from UVA NEW Defining Liner For Lips, 00 oz., 500.00. NEW High Impact Lip ColourSPF 15,00 oz., $00.00. For Lips and PF 15. definition. Prcision penci with built-in tays al day. New High Impact Lip Colo0I.r ery minuto. Moisturizing shades /UVB, too, I 5 '5 se g~ 71"

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8, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Guest column Endless options for freshmen welcome to the University of Florida! Let me start off by saying we are extremely pleased to have such an extraordinary class join our ranks. We had a record 28,121 applications this year for a projected freshman enrollment of 6,600, which meant we had to be even more selective than we usually are. Half our admitted students this year had grade point averages ranging from 4.1 to 4.4 and SAT scores between 1240 and 1410. With such accomplished academic backgrounds, I know you had many options for where you could attend college. I am gratified that you made the choice to attend UF. You are in store for a first-class education. But you will also have more opportunities than you can imagine to make lifelong friends, get acquainted with foreign lands, pursue a sport or hobby, delve into serious science or scholarship and possibly discover your calling. As a student at one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive universities, you have the option of pursuing your choice of more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs and 30 combined degree programs. Options range from botany and Jewish studies to early childhood education and sports management. No less than nine libraries are located on campus, including Library West, where a Starbucks makes studying that much easier. We have dozens of study-abroad programs: UF has international centers in Paris and Beijing and ties to universities in Europe, Asia and Africa. For those of you who choose to pursue majors in the physical or social sciences, there is no reason to wait until graduate school to try research. Through such outlets Bernie Machen as UF's University UF president Scholars Program, you can already begin working with faculty members in their labs. If you choose to pursue a liberal arts degree, you will also find plenty of opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty members. I know these first few weeks can be stressful as you adjust to your new homes and begin finding your way around this huge, complicated campus. For assistance, I encourage you to take full advantage of all the programs for first-year students offered through the Dean of Students Office. In conclusion, I want to stress that we continue to improve UF and the quality of the undergraduate experience despite this era of tight budgets. Last academic year, for example, we opened the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, which already has established a track record of sponsoring speeches and discussions with U.S. senators, nationally noted authors and others at the center of public interest. I am confident that you will see and participate in many other enriching changes during your time here. As our newest Gators, you have an incredible experience ahead of you. Make the most of it, and welcome to The Gator Nation! Berie Machen is the president of UE Guest -olumn UF memories will last a lifetime W elcome to the University of Florida! I may not be the first to congratulate you on your decision to attend UF, but let me tell you how much you will benefit from your time here. As Student Body president for the 2008-2009 academic year, I urge you make the most out of what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience. As a Florida Gator, you have access to almost never-ending opportunities and resources, including award-winning professors, 24-hour computer labs and world-class -athletic venues. When you're taking a break from studying, go for a workout at the Southwest Rec Center, catch a show at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or go see the latest exhibit at one of our campus museums. UF is already a leader in sustainability, and as a member of The Gator Nation, you'll find that we're pretty concerned about the environment. That's one of the reasons you won't find any trays at the Broward Dining Hall. With your help tossing cans in the recycle bin, turning off lights and taking the bus, we can continue to lead the charge in making our campus more sustainable. To help you reach beyond the classroom, we have more than 800 student-run organizations as well as intramural teams for just about any sport imaginable. And if you're interested in being part of the student leadership here at UF, there are lots of opportunities for that too, including the chance to start your own club with help from Student Government. Student Government offers a unique opportunity to get involved and influence the campus community. Recently, we initiated a GPS tracking Kevin Reilly system so you can Student Body find the location President of Regional Transit System buses. We negotiated a 6.25 percent discount off your textbooks at the UF bookstore, and we sponsored educational programming on hurricane preparedness. We are also partnering with the City of Gainesville to bring taxi stands to popular nightlife areas in order to provide students with convenient, safe rides home. Be sure to check out our Website at www.sg.ufl.edu to stay up-to-date on everything Student Government is doing. Throughout your time at UF, you will make memories that last a lifetime and lifelong friends to share them with. You will participate in century-old traditions and even start some new ones of your own. I challenge you to expand your horizons during your time here. Join a new organization, try a new sport, meet new people and experience different cultures. When you joined The Gator Nation, you joined a community of champions and achievers. Go out there and make it happen, and feel free to contact me at president@sg.ufl.edu if you have any questions along the way. Go Gators Kevin Reilly is the Student Body president of UE Shop the UF Bookstores for the best selection of quality used books. www.ufl.bkstr.com THE ONLY THING MISSING IS THAT NEW BOOK SMELL.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 K NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 9 Freshmen FAQ: Get your answers here By JENNA LANIA and ALYSSA LaRENZIE Alligator Writers What clubs and associations are the best to get involved in? Reva Datar, biology "With over 760 student organizations, it would be really hard for me to recommend just one," said Sara Cunningham, program coordinator for the Center for Student Activities and Involvement. It depends on what you're hoping to get out of it, she added. To see all the options, visit the Student Organization Fair on the Reitz Union Colonnade Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Where do you go to find the bus schedule? Mychal McLean, biology You can either go to www.go-rts.com or pick up a schedule on buses, at some apartment complexes, at the Reitz Union Information Desk or at some bus stops. Do you think we have a chance at winning the BCS National Championship this year? Jarrod Holland, APK UF has a shot just like any other school, but linebacker Brandon Spikes' leadership is going to be pivotal in getting the defense even close to the offense's level. The defensive line isn't looking great, but if Javier Estopinan is healthy and Omar Hunter is as good as Urban Meyer seems to think, they might have a chance to be one of the better rnn-stopping teams in the SEC. The offense should be great no matter how healthy Percy Harvin is, but his health could take them from being a great offensive team to one of the best offenses in the modern era. Aaron Hernandez is also important in replacing Cornelius Ingram. -Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor Does all or most of Gainesville shut down on game days? Kayla Clancy, psychology Everything is still open for the most part, but it's Very crowded, and you don't want to drive anywhere. -Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor Where are the best places to find or scalp tickets on campus or in town? Steele Spears, mechanical engineering Just don't do it on campus. There are plenty of opportunities along University Avenue, but don't expect them to come cheap. -Brian Steele, Alligator Sports Editor How easy is it to double major? Nora Okonski, advertising A double major is a major in which both majors are in the same college and have the same bachelor's designation, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. A dual degree is everything else, meaning degrees from different colleges or from the same college with different bachelor's designations. Now, it's not hard to double major or dual degree if a student brings in advance credits and is majoring in a flexible major, but sometimes there are restrictions. For example, taking a double major or dual degree in very popular majors might require a very high grade point average threshold. .If you are looking to fill your four years at UF with valuable coursework, the MUCH better option is the "combined degree," i.e., taking graduate courses while still an undergrad in your senior year, and then rolling those over into a graduate program after you graduate and applying them to a master's degree. Basically, the "double major" is yesterday's news. The combined degree is a much better and more valuable deal. -Albert Matheny, director of UF's Academic Advising Center How do you find the professors teaching each class on ISIS? Who are the best professors for each class? Christina Mucciarone, biology You can check which professor is teaching your class by clicking the textbooks link on the left-hand side of your logged-in ISIS page. The Office of the University Registrar's schedule of courses lists the classes and the professors teaching each section. You can find it on the Web at registrar.ufl.edu/soc. You can find out what other students are saying about professors by visiting www.ratemyprofessor.com. What is the best year to get an internship? Lauren Redfern, environmental engineering It depends on when you're mentally mature and when you're ready, said Joey Perez, an employee relations student assistant at the Career Resource Center. Some students get internships after their first semester, but some wait until senior year. The CRC definitely recommends that students take advantage of internships during their undergraduate time at UF. ~ I1"ki tZ 39t Ave.' i~'' Experienced peers offer advice By CHANTELLE MARCELLE Alligator Writer Hindsight is 20/20. Students who have already been through their first year at UF know that there are a few things Preview just doesn't prepare you for. Or maybe they were too busy worrying about their schedules, textbooks Student and the "call-me-everyLife day" comments from -their parents to focus on advice from others. Some older students now feel they have vital information to pass on to those following in their footsteps down good old Gale Lemerand Drive. From how to get an A in those annoying weed-out courses to where to get the best late night snacks, upperclassmen provide tips for how to best tackle the college years in an Alligator online video. Check it out at http:// www.alligator.org/multimedia. ~G $~A: X 70 ci C) _B, )j

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10, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITIONE MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Meet the university, local leaders who will impact you Bernie Machen UF President Undergraduate school: Vanderbilt University Previous job titles: President of the University of Utah, Dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, President of the American Association of Dental Schools Goals for next year: Make UF a top 10 school in a, category other than partying What he looked forward to freshman year: The opportunity to meet new people at a school where he didn't know anyone. Advice for freshmen: Meet as many people as you can. Fun fact you didn't know: When not in the office, Machen enjoys taking trips on his motorcycle. Kellie Dale Student Senate President Major: Economics, political science Party affiliation: Gator Previous positions: Student Senate Member-at-large, Gator Party Leader, Allocations I Committee Vice-Chairwoman Goals for next year: Get more freshmen involved in Senate and make sure students are heard in regard to budget cuts Freshman fear: "I was nervous to live on my own without my parents." Advice for freshmen: Try anything even remotely interesting Fun fact you didn't know: Dale and her family are applying to have dual citizenship in Italy Thomas Hawkins Jr. Gainesville City Commissioner -At-large Political affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Marital status: Single. I do have three brothers living in Gainesville: Will, Alan and Matt. Day job: Attorney One thing you think would change if students became more involved in Gainesville politics: I think that the students who choose to get involved in local politics do so for the same reasons other residents do. They care about their quality of life, local energy policy, the state of their roads and other infrastructure, etc. In other words, students aren't different from other Gainesville residents. Their increased political activity could only make Gainesville a better place, but I don't think it would change the issues Gainesville cares about. Pegeen Hanrahan Mayor of Gainesville Political affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Marital status: A lifelong Gainesville resident, she is married to Tony Malone, a civil engineer with CH2MHilI. Their daughter Evyleen was born in September 2005 and their son Quinn was born March 2007. Student involvement in local politics: We're expecting record-breaking turnout among young voters this election, so politicians are going to be more sensitive to them, and I think that's a good thing. How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day: I normally go to the games. My 3-year-old daughter is a big Gators fan, and she can identify Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer and even some of the defensive linemen in photos. Joe Glover Provost Undergraduate school: Cornell University Previous job titles: Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Rochester, UF Mathematics Department Chairman, UF associate provost of Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Goals for next year: Maintain the quality of UF despite the economic hard times What he looked forward to freshman year: "I was excited to be in a whole new world at a university 300 miles away from my home." Advice for freshman: Expect to work hard. Fun fact you didn't know: Enjoys ballroom and Latin dancing; says he began before ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" became popular. Dianna Fuller Morgan UF Board of Trustees Chairwoman Undergraduate school: University of Florida, Rollins College Previous job titles: Walt Disney World Co. Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Goals for next year: Preserve the quality of UF despite the likely continuation of budget cuts Freshman fear: "I recall that first day as I moved into Broward Hall, said good-bye to my parents and, for the first time in my life, felt very alone," Morgan wrote in an e-mail Advice for freshmen: "The same advice I gave my own children as they were students here: If you can learn to manage your free time, you will be successful." Craig Lowe Gainesville City Commissioner -District IV Political Affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Marital status: Single, no children Day job: City Commissioner What you think of UF's relationship with the surrounding community: I would like for the university to work together more closely with the city in locating facilities, activities and infrastructure to enhance the interface between the two entities. This would be beneficial for both UF and Gainesville.,Also, we need help in recovering costs for urban services provided to the university campus such as fire and rescue. For comparison, FSU main campus not only pays for fire service but also buys electricity from the Tallahassee public utility, thus providing additional revenue. How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day: Spending quality time with friends. Jack Donovan Commissioner -District Ill -Holds two master's degrees: a Master of Divinity from the T.S. King School for Ministry in Berkeley, Calif., and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. -Volunteered with the Peace Corps in Micronesia between 1966 and 1968. -Married to Rev. Alisun Donovan. They have three children: Brigitte, Erin and Jesse. -Currently serves as a member of the Community Redevelopment Agency, the implementation committee of the Gainesville/Alachua County 10-year Plan to End Homelessness, the Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board and the Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization, among other local bodies. Kevin Reilly Student Body President Major: Political science Party affiliation: Gator Previous positions: Student Senate Allocations Committee Chairman, Student Senate President Pro Tempore, Student Senate president Freshman fear: Not being able to find his classes Goals for next year: Make students' lives better and easier Advice for freshmen: Branch out by meeting new people and trying new activities Fun fact you didn't know: Reilly said he's just an ordinary guy who enjoys Gators football and baseball Lauren Poe Gainesville City Commissioner -District I Political affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Marital status: Engaged to Emily Monda. No children. Day job: Teaches economics and federal government at Santa Fe College in the high school dual enrollment program. Local issue you think will have the biggest impact on UF students in the next year I think the Commission's efforts to hold irresponsible bar and club owners accountable for their illegal actions will make our students' entertainment options safer for everybody. Of course, a few people may lose their ability to frequent their favorite club if the owners and their patrons don't choose to follow the law. How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day: I get up early to get my ESPN fix. Then, I go watch the game with a large group of friends at a house we have dubbed the "Ranch." Sherwin Henry Gainesville City Commissioner -District I Political affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Maritial status: Married to Charmaine for 37 years. I have a daughter, Renee, attending Santa Fe College, and a son, Gerard, who is in the Navy. Dayjob: I work as a research assistant at UF's Center for Biotechnology. Local issue you think will have thebiggest impact on UF students in the next year: The city is considering establishing a hospitality district. Some students may be up in arms because the feel it will curtail their partying. It will require bar owners to institute policies to make sure that they don't serve underage drinkers. We're trying to provide a positive atmosphere while they're out enjoying themselves in the community. Jeanna Mastrodicasa Commissioner -At-large Political affiliation: Democrat Presidential candidate: Obama Marital status: Married Clay Sweger in January 2008. Day job: UF's Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. One thing you think would change if students became more involved in Gainesville politics: Student involvement has been hit and miss over the years, but if students became more involved in Gainesville politics at a solid level, they could definitely impact who is elected in any city-wide election, and they could elect a student to represent them at the city level. How you like to spend a typical Gators football game day: Watching the University of Georgia Bulldogs on TV (or in person); I go to a few Gators home football games but not most. I

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12, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION E MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Learn, obey local laws to avoid lasting consequences By ZAHARA ZAHAV Alligator Writer A night on the town can present great photo opportunities -as long as those photos aren't mug shots. Trouble with the law is the last thing new students want on their plates while they're busy getting used to a new town, new classes and new friends. But even though most students know what is and isn't allowed, hundreds wind up in trouble each semester. Violations of state laws against drinking alcohol under the age of 21, owning fake IDs and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are the most common among incoming freshman,. according to local police. University Police spokesman Capt. Jeff Holcomb said he thinks students who are new to Gainesville often test the boundarunaries toop / AmIgator sTa" Gary Anthony checks an ID at the entrance of Sharab Lounge in downtown Gainesville on the night of Aug. 2. ies of their freedom and sometimes find themselves crossing the line. "Mom and Dad aren't here now," Holcomb said. "Students suddenly have to take serious responsibility, and if they don't, that can lead to trouble." Holcomb said some students may not know about other related local and campus rules. Two more often-violated city and school ordinances are ones that prohibit public urination and carrying open containers of alcohol on public property, he said. Violations are most frequent during the fall football season, he said. On football weekends, University Police specifically target "unrestricted drinking atmospheres," which usually means a tailgating party with a keg, Holconb said. Police keep an eye on those parties because hosts often don't check whether the people lining up for beer are actually 21, he said. If underage students are found with alcohol, they will receive not only a citation to appear in court, but also an order to meet with UF Student Judicial Affairs, a committee that handles violations of the school code of conduct. Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of judicial affairs, said when students are found violating the code of conduct, they are asked to schedule a meeting with a judicial affairs counselor. In most cases, students choose between an informal or formal meeting, he said. Violations are usually handled informally, which means students will discuss their cases with a staff member who will then determine an appropriate consequence. Possible consequences include seminars on alcohol and drug use and a written reprimand on a student's conduct record that mentions the incident. Written reprimands can come into play when students are applying for law school .or other forms of graduate education, he said. A second offense or a serious first offense can prevent a student from holding office in student organizations, studying abroad or competing in sports, Loschiavo said. Public Those punishments are in Safety addition to the possible ones a student may get from the city or state, he said. Spencer Mann, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office, said consequences for violating city or state laws or ordinances vary according to a student's criminal history and the specifics of the offense. "But crimes that may not seem significant can really haunt you later in life," Mann said. Applying for jobs, schools and licensing can all be affected by even minor offenses, he said. Mann recommended that students visit www.myflorida.com to become familiar with state laws and the possible repercussions that come with violations. Gainesville Police spokeswoman Summer Hallett said students also should remember dealing with police is much easier when all parties are respectful and honest. "If you've done something wrong and you're caught, your night may be ruined," Hallett said. "But if you're rude, and you lie to us, a lot more than one night will be ruined." FOR EACH PERSON WHO SIGNS A LEASE SUPPLIES LIMITED I PLEASE SEE OFFICE FOR DETAILS ZERO MOVE-IN FEES GREAT LOCATION 3 RESORT-STYLE SWIMMING POOLS PRIVATE BEDROOMS PRIVATE BATHROOMS LIGHTED BASKETBALL SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS TANNING BED FITNESS CENTER WITH SEPARATE CARDIO & WEIGHT ROOMS GAME ROOM WITH BILLIARDS, CARD TABLE & KITCHEN INTERNET & SATELLITE TV INCLUDED COMPUTER CENTER amenEfes subJect to chongo NT 3~~FF I V

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 K NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 13 College transition can also be tough for parents By CHANTELLE MARCELLE Alligator Writer It's not uncommon for parents to feel concerned as they watch their precious baby Gators disappear into the Swamp. Though all parents react differently to their kids leaving home, there are ways for new students to keep Mom and Dad reassured. Dr. Michael Murphy, a psychologist at the UF Counseling Center, said most parents worry their children may not function well on their own. They worry about whether their sons and daughters will eat right, be able to do their own laundry and stay safe. Even though some students arrive in Gainesville and immediately love being here, parents can take longer to adjust. Having their roles change after 18 years can be difficult to accept. "Parents are concerned, so they tend to get over-involved," he said. Erin Hawkins, a music performance junior, knows about those concerns firsthand. She said her parents wanted to make sure she was comfortable and had everything she needed when she first came to Gainesville. To ease their worries, Hawkins tried to keep her parents involved in her life, even bringing them to tailgating parties before games. Meeting the new people in her life made her parents feel closer to her, she said. "I think we got along even more when I left," Hawkins said. "I think our relationship grew. You realize how much you miss them and how much you depended on them." Hawkins' commitment to including her parents fits in well with Murphy's advice. Breaking away is a gradual process, he said, so students should try to be understanding. But while they reassure their parents that everything is fine, -students can also take steps to establish new boundaries. For example, calling home less frequently helps show a student's need for space, he said. Murphy said communication is key, whether it's asking for more or less support. This, however, doesn't mean students have to divulge every bit of information about how they are using their newfound independence. "It's probably better if they don't," Murphy said. Hawkins kept that in mind, too. She said she didn't feel the need to go into too much detail with her parents about her university experiences. St dent "I definitely kept some Ile information to myself, but I'd tell them any accomplishments," she said. "I wouldn't go into my personal life." Shaina Pyfrom, a theater production senior, said at first she also didn't tell her mother a lot of information about her social life. But after a while, Pyfrom figured there was no point in hiding anything because she was getting older and more mature. Initially, her mother didn't like hearing about trips to night clubs, but eventually she got over it. "You know parents," Pyfrom said. "If they've been there, they're like, 'I'm trying to stop you from making the same mistakes."' For Pyfrom's mother, seeing her daughter leave home was not easy. She cried when Pyfrom came to UF. Pyfrom said she received calls from home every day for the first few months. "If she didn't hear from me, she'd probably call the dorm office," Pyfrom said. Pyfrom's mother stayed supportive from a distance, sending money and making doctor's appointments for her when she wasn't feeling well. She didn't visit Gainesville often, though, something. Pyfrom appreciated as she set out to establish a life on her own. But sometimes, even though they don't like to admit it, new students can miss home, too. To cope with the transition, Hawkins made sure to stay busy. "If you sit around, then you'll dwell upon it like, 'Uh oh, I'm alone,"' she said. Pyfrom said she still calls her mother when she needs someone to talk to. "When you're homesick, you want to call," she said. "You need your parents to talk to when everything is stressful." (9LLLLC and NT\/'S, Inc. 1,799*00 I6$ 5990-0 Call for pick-up info. ALL DONAITONS ARE TAX D.LCTHBLE U!se our conwenien f;donat center torp oRvyr em!. Visit U 5 NW 23rd Avc Gainesvdi e 352.373-7480 0K \'T,-N'F A7 7HE5UKE Education Dav Tuesdays 25% OFF All Day ave your budget! Shop Vth us to save BIG $$ V ~ ~ ..."~ olC $99900 4 Now ,Feauring, Collegiate, Sport, Campus and more. www.southernscootersandatvs.com Located at 4306 NW13th ST.(441N) i: UANY PURHE t I (352)".377-4747

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14, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 OMG, that's TMI: Exercise discretion on Facebook By JENNA LANIA Alligator Writer Laura Lombardo is 2,131 friends richer. She has created 55 photo albums, and so far there are 1,260 photos of her online. She checks Facebook from her Blackberry while she's waiting in line or on the bus to pass the time. And every day, she logs in four or five times, even if she has nothing new to add to her profile. Facebook started as a social network for college students, and it has since become a networking tool for anyone willing to start an account. It's become a place where poke wars can last for years, where friends lists can outnumber reallife friends and where the curious can discover other Facebookers' moves through the site's News Feed, a once controversial application that's now just another option in an endless sea of new applications. Lombardo, a UF public relations and psychology senior, said she feels as if she has lost a lot of her privacy, although she has a private profile. People can post as much information about themselves as they want, but sometimes issues still arise, she said. "It makes life a lot less private. Everyone has access to so much info, and it really complicates things like relationships, friendships and looking for jobs," she said. But users have to take the bad with the good. "Facebook has become a primary way to contact pretty much anyone," Lombardo said. "I have professors that are on it that have made groups for the class. And it's a great way for teacher-student and student-student communication." She said although she has never dated anyone from the Web site, she has found new friends. But Albert Matheny, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences associate dean for student affairs, said students often post too much information on Facebook. "Students put all kinds of stuff out there that can be really bad," Matheny said. Matheny, who is in charge of the academic side of Preview, said freshmen should think twice before posting information on their profiles. "I think Facebook is doing a good job of helping people network and keeping old friends in touch." Lauren Wilson UF psychology and law senior Anyone from parents to employers to professors can keep tabs on the site, he said. "The employers are now looking at these Facebook pages routinely," he said. "Even if they don't have access, they can find ways to get in. It's not hard to do." New students should be careful about the identity they create for themselves online. "A lot of students are really not careful," he said. "They almost kind of use it to parade themselves in a racier light than they actually are. I think that is the biggest thing, that they just overcool themselves." Students shouldn't put anything on the Internet they don't want the whole world to see, he said. "If you wouldn't want your grandmother to see it, then don't put it in there," Matheny said. In addition to creating an online identity, students on Facebook can join online groups, which bring students together who have similar interests, however silly or mundane they may seem. Lauren Wilson, a UF psychology and law senior, started a group called "Easy Courses @ UF" last fall. The group lists the easier classes offered at UF, a great tool for freshmen on the prowl for an easy class. "[It's] kind of like an underground course listing," Wilson said. "It also helps incoming freshmen who've gone to Preview but still have no idea about courses." She said she didn't think the group would have so many members -510 to date -but she's glad it's serving its purpose. Another UF Facebook group, "I was in UP when we won TWO National Championships in ONE year, baby!!!!," leads UF groups with 3,655 members. But for new students who missed their chance to be at UF for the titles, there are plenty of other groups to join. Those groups include "I Go To UF Because It's Free," "I Live In Florida And I Don't Care How Cold It Is. .I Will Continue To Wear Flip-Flops" and "Miami People Used To Giving Hello Kisses." Wilson said she has met friends through her group. "I think Facebook is doing a good job of helping people network and keeping old friends in touch," Wilson said. "It's up to how the individual utilizes the social network. _J1 Oaks Veterinary Hospital 229 NW 75th St. (Tower Rd.) Gainesville, FL .387PETSNorthwood Oaks Veterinary Hospital 5331 NW 34th St. (1/4 mile N of YMCA on 34th St.) Gainesville, FL 373.7387(PETS) ened et I4 08* .a 0 -0 p 4 Study abroad, learn new skills, and experience another culture. Use financial aid. Apply for scholarships. 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If you are a student driver, please buckle up, obey the speed limit, and NEVER drink and drive. For our college students: It is important to note that the number one crime on campus is theft. Theft is a crime of opportunity, so take precautions to never leave your personal items unsecured. Utilize the buddy system or carry a cell phone if you jog. Make sure someone knows where y'ou will be if you go out alone. The Alachua County Sheriff's Oflice would also like to remind out-of-area Students that Florida Statute requires all residents to update their address with the Florida Department oft lighway Safety and Motor Vehicles within ten (10) days of moving. The Gainesville office is located at 5830 NW 34, Street. Their phone number is 352-955-2111. DHSMV also has online services available at li wwmbmv.hlstatedus. For additional in formation about our programs and safety tips visit us online at Xv Ws.TchcMCotIntvsheri ore I lave a happy and safe school year! Sheri ff Sadie Darnell

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16, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Greek life can offer a home away from home By EMILY BLAKE Alligator Contributing Writer For freshmen separated from high school pals and living away from home for the first time, it's hard to turn down the chance to make about 100 or so friends almost instantly. That's one of the reasons more than 5,000 UF students are members of one of UF's social sororities or fraternities, according to the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs. Options include 16 Panhellenic Council sororities, 25 Interfraternity Council fraternities, nine traditionally black National Pan-Hellenic sororities and 10 Multicultural Greek Council chapters. Maryam~ Laguna, president of UF's Multicultural Greek Council, said Greek organizations provide students who aredaunted by their choices of clubs with a way of finding a group of students with similar interests to their own. "It makes our big campus a little smaller," Laguna said. Craig Thompson, president of UF's Interfraternity Council, said the Greek lifestyle encourages students to take advantage of their college years. The council governs 25 of UF's fraternities. Thompson said networking with alumni often gives students in Greek organizations an upper hand for careers after graduation. "It's a common bond you have with hundreds of thousands of people around G k the country," he said. r e Many members of fraternities and sororities are involved with prominent organizations such as Florida Blue Key, Florida Cicerones and Student Government. In fact, most SG leaders are members of sororities or fraternities, including Student Body President Kevin Reilly (Theta Chi Fraternity), Student Body Vice President Yooni Yi (Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority) and Student Body Treasurer Paul Drayton (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity). Jessica Layne, president of the Panhellenic Council, said the mutual selection process of Panhellenic sorority recruitment ensures that students will find the group that fits them best. During recruitment week, potential new members visit each chapter and select which ones they like, while chapter leaders select the students they feel would best fit in their group. ."You'll have a close-knit group of friends that will be there for you," Layne said. "It's like having a home away from home." Between socials with fellow chapters and philanthropies, there's rarely a dull moment. In fact, according to the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs Web site, thest organizations are huge time commitments -ones that are equivalent to taking a three-credit class. Members often must complete required activities, such as risk management courses and weekly chapter meetings. The cost of membership can also burn a considerable hole in students' wallets. The average price for room and board at a Panhellenic sorority is $2,481 each semester, and the average price for room and board for an IFC fraternity is $1,655 a semester, according to the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs Web site. For more information on joining a sorority or fraternity, visit the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs' Web site at www.greeks.ufl.edu. Fall recruitment dates Panhellenic Fall Recruitment Aug. 18 to Aug. 23 Location: Sorority Row Bid Day Aug. 24, 5 p.m. Location: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom IFC Recruitment Aug. 31to Sept. 4, 6 p.m. each day Location: Reitz Union (Aug. 31), Lake Alice Field and Fraternity Row(Sept. 1 to Sept. 4) Multicultural Greek Council's Recruitment Showcase Sept. 5, 7 p.m. Location: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom National Pan-Hellenic Council's Meet the Divine Nine Sept. 3, 7 p.m. Location: To be announced fWC\NCER id P R 0 J E C T Finally! 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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 0 NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 17 UF features more than 750 student organizations N CLUBS COVER WIDE RANGE OF ACADEMIC, SOCIAL INTERESTS. By SARAH HENDERSON Alligator Contributing Writer Thomas Dolceis a busy Gator, but he wasn't always that way. The English senior has written for Tea Literary Magazine, played on three intramural sports teams and has even held two on-campus jobs since he began attending UF. But joining clubs and suiting up for the athletic field wasn't his first priority as a freshman. Dolce said he has no regrets about his lack of involvement then, but he is definitely glad to have taken the plunge into joining student organizations. "I felt like I was wasting a valuable campus resource," he said. As a student assistant for the Center for Student Activities and Involvement, Dolce said he understands the importance of getting involved while in college. "It's a great way to meet people with similar tastes," he said. "Plus, it gets you out of the dorm." Dolce is one of thousands of UF students who have found it beneficial to become involved in campus organizations. There are more than 760 registered UF organizations, said Sarah Cunningham, program coordinator of the Center for Student Activities and Involvement. Many are academic clubs, but there are also social, political and spiritual organizations. Cunningham said becoming involved with campus organizations helps students find a community away from home, which helps freshmen coping with the transition from high school to college. Involvement depends on the specific interests of each student. Cunningham advises students to become involved with groups that focus on things they are passionate about. Dolce agrees. "Don't rush out and join a club just to join," he said. "Join one you are actually interested in." Aside from having fun, Dolce said the Regardless of what field a student plans to go into after graduation, employers look for people with interpersonal skills." Sarah Cunningham Center for Student Activities and Involvement program coordinator benefits of a joining a campus organization can include meeting new people, gaining valuable leadership experience and boosting a resume. Cunningham said students learn life skills by participating in clubs. "Regardless of what field a student plans to go into after graduation, employers look for people with interpersonal skills," Cunningham said. If students need help with their extracurricular agenda, Cunningham said the organization Ideal can help "chart out your map to involvement." Ideal works closely with the Center for Student Activities and Involvement, and both are located on the third floor of the Reitz Union. Ideal offers individual consultations with students who .need assistance in choosing organizations to join. Cunningham said if students do not find what they are looking for, they can start an organization of their own. Students can get started with this process by stopping by the Center for Student Activities and Involvement office, she said. Activities are also important to separate students from the schoolwork, which can bog students down, Cunningham said. Getting involved is as easy as getting out of the classroom and taking a look around -campus, she said. Cunningham encourages students, especially freshman, to check out the student organization fair Sept. 10 and 11. It will be held on the Reitz Union Colonnade. Dolce said he is glad he is now so involved at UF. 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18, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION I MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 UF political clubs gear up for fall presidential election By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Writer Students who want to get involved in this year's presidential election have access to many student organizations that can make it happen. Regardless of your political preference, there is an organization on campus that will represent your party of choice. The College Democrats are the official representatives of the Democratic Party on UF campus, said Zachary Moller, the organization's president. The organization is in contact with the local, state and national campaigns and works to promote candidates from the Democratic Party, Moller said: Members engage in various forms of outreach, including door-to-door visits and making phone calls to let the public know about the party's candidates. "We're the ground game of the campaign," Moller said. In addition, members also engage in community work, such as raising funds for the St. Francis House, a local homeless shelter, he said. "We're more than just political people," he said. "We try to live our values." Moller said his organization has one major goal this year: voter registration on campus. He said his organization has paired up with Gators for Obama, another student organization, and the two groups will be coordinating their meetings. College Republicans are the official Elections representatives of the Republican Party 2 0: on campus, said Bryan Griffin, the group's president. Members of the organization spread political awareness on campus, host forums for discussion, register people to vote and provide grassroots support for the party, Griffin said. In the fall, the organization, which has joined forces with Gators for McCain, will be showing conservativethemed movies on the last Wednesday of every month until November and plans to host barbecues on campus, he said. Griffin said the major goal of his organization, which is linked to the local, state and national Republican campaign, is making sure students are educated about all candidates. "No one should vote right down party lines, but they should make informed decisions," he said. Griffin said he is uncomfortable about the number of misconceptions he sees on campus about the Republican Party. Often students see the elephant, and think big oil and old, rich white executives, he said. "I'm not old, and I'm definitely not rich," he said. UF Student Government is also working to get students involved in the national campaign this year. Chomp the Vote is a non-partisan SG agency that is trying to get as many students as possible registered to vote, said Student Body President Kevin Reilly. Reilly said voter registration is important, but what he really wants to see is an increase of students who actually go to the polls on Election Day. If students don't come out in strong numbers, then politicians won't listen to their opinions, he said. "It's much more important for them to vote than to register to vote," Reilly said. Free Learning Materials for Students and teachers Matti, Sci, Bus and Soc Sci http://www.textbooksfree.org/ Free Internet Libraries.htrn Corne to OUr Thursday, Aug. 21'st at 6,30 PW Call Today! 352-378-789 www.floridaschoolofmiassage.coni '15'en you bring a friend 'dihnvntown to fonchi PANACHE aLTciii 1V ni &Uieese Caerli ioterf Giiesvfli,' estaryu'c/i We nt you to try (ofter muh debate in %tolf) 7, t8', 1l0 or 12s sndwich and enll even give you a l10 Gift (.rt ileto, r xou effort! Just try one: youll bee IAP'. e,,nt lbeat the price!OOr 3,000 wines'Cheeses lunch 11-2:15pm 076 Tastes fron around the woiirld Lunch: 11:30an-2:30pm Dinner: 5:30prn-8:30pm Sellng a Ariety NoAmerican Oov $eal ps at F tala Ciounted rates i Mediterranianet M Pan-Asian 22 W.U triy Ave. "BBQ krW10 oM 1Ut I R i 111 No Meal Over L5!111" Finn, care of Gainesvi.l Urgent Care Clini/\V AkIn Medical Center Most bIsuratices Accepted (352) 373-2340 4343 W Ncwberry Rd., ste 10 Welcve Back Stu4ents! WALDO FLEA MARKET Huge Antique Mall-Open Daily-1 5 min. from Gainesville Sa. &Su. Need h g major or graduating soon? Don't let the end of the semester catch you unprepared. Learn how to research employers, sharpen your interview skills and much more. Use your Career Resource Center on the first floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union for one-on-one personal assistance with your career exploration and planning needs. Visit www.crc.ufl.edu or call 392-1601 for more information. Career Resource Center UNVFlSlrYf FLORiDA Cn Cn U) cn C c

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 19 Research, planning can save bucks on books By JENNA LANIA Alligator Writer As a new student, saving money on textbooks can be tough. But stick around Gainesville long enough and knowing when to buy, where to buy and what to buy becomes second nature. A number of bookstores in town compete for students' dollars by offering an abundance of books, coupons or deferment -a buy now, pay later option. Tom Rider, co-owner of Goerings Book Store, said he owns a mom-and-pop operation where students can always count on good service. "When we're asked questions, we have the answers," said Rider, whose store opened in the fall of 1971. The store carries books mainly for liberal arts and sciences majors, and the selection is organized by teacher. He said because students are price-conscious, the store offers deferment and, when possible, low-priced used books. Kenneth Roberts, owner of Orange & Blue Textbooks, another independently owned bookstore, said his store carries a high percentage of used books, which are less expensive than new books. And OBT carries books for any UF class that teachers have listed requirements for on ISIS, Roberts said. Edward lzquierdo /Alligator Stacks of books line an aisle at Gator Textbooks Inc. The store sells new and used textbooks and school supplies. At the end of the semester, most bookstores will buy back books for a portion of the price paid. Roberts said there are always better times than others to bring books in for buyback. "Right after Thanksgiving in the fall is a good time," he said. "Another great time is right before the beginning of the term because then we have the most infornation about what we need." Mike Bibbee, textbook manager for the Florida Book Stores, said he carries almost everything on ISIS and price checks about 250 titles with other stores in Gainesville. "I make sure we have the lowest price on the first day of classes," said Bibbee, who will also match other bookstores' lowest prices. Other ways students can save at the store is by reserving books ahead of time and using Gator Greenbacks coupons, he said. Like Roberts, Bibbee said certain times of the semester are better for making sure bookstores will buy back a textbook or give a higher price. "The best time for prices is the week before exams," he said. "We're still looking for everything at that point." Bibbee advises new students to reserve early and shop before classes start for the best chance at finding used books. Lynne Vaughan, director of the UF Bookstore, said the textbook business is a competitive market, but the university tries to do its best with offering fair prices, Some students choose to skip bookstores altogether. Terri Cronin, a UF nursing junior, said if her professor has provided the book to the library, she prefers to save her money and use the reserve copy. "You can check them out for two hours at a time when you need it, but you can't bring it home," Cronin said. Still, it saves money, she said. Carolina Toro, a JF elementary education junior, said she likes to make a deal with someone who has already taken the class. "It's a cheaper.way to buy," Toro said. "They make more money than selling it back to a bookstore, and you get it cheaper than buying a used book." RATES SIIRT3I6 AS O N 1 I N I STUDENT LIVING REDEFINED Exclusive Student Neighborhood Private Bedrooms & Bathrooms Resort Style Amenities Front Porches and Screened Back Porches (Select IUnits) Security Systems in Each Unit Free Tanning Pet Friendly Minutes From Campus Includes cable & internet / I '~, 4 INEW IIAHENO MDVE-M FEES Receive S5,0, if you sign within 24 hours of taking a tour

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20, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Tired of Gen Eds? Try one of these offbeat courses By APRIL DUDASH Alligator Staff Writer UF students taking core classes like biology, calculus or chemistry for their majors can liberate their creative impulses by registering for a course that deviates from the usual Gen Ed suspects. A closer browse of the University Registrar Web site will reveal the unusual and the absurd, and we have created a list of courses that you should keep an eye on. ANS2002: The Meat We Eat Enjoy eating meat? Discover meat as a food by learning about meat grading, inspections for wholesomeness, selection, preparation and serving. Students will also learn how to prepare certain meaty meals. Animal Sciences Department, 2 credits ANT2301: Human Sexuality and Culture This sizzling course focuses on cross-cultural viewpoints of sexual identity. Sexual anatomy, gender roles and sexual ethics also are discussed. Remember to bring some Barry White music and scented candles. Anthropology Department, 3 credits CRW1301: Beginning Poetry Writing Creative students Become poetry critics And attend workshops.English Department, 3 credits DAA1000: Fundamentals of Dance Technique Students better practice their jazz hands before enrolling in this course. They will learn the fundamentals of modern dance, ballet and jazz. Theatre and Dance Department, 3 credits ENG4110: Films of Spielberg The career and creative development of film director Steven Spielberg will be analyzed in this course, associate professor Andrew Gordon wrote in an e-mail. Students will get the chance to view a selection of Spielberg films from various genres and consider Spielberg's influences. They will be required to write short U F weekly response papers to the readings A_____JCS and films. Gordon has been studying and writing about Spielberg's films for about 30 years, and his favorite movie is E.T. English Department, 4 credits ENY1001: Bugs and People This class is the perfect fit for students looking to fill biology Gen Ed requirements or satisfy their bug curiosity. Entomology professor Carl Barfield, who teaches the class, shows about 15 videos featuring different creepy crawlies. "I try to teach ttis course at the 1000 level," Barfield said. Near the end of the semester, Barfield teaches students about diseases transmitted by insects. "Insects and their close relatives submit some of the most horrendous diseases on the planet," he said. Entomology and Nematology Department, 3 credits HOS1014: Vegetable Gardening Students will get to exercise their green thumbs by growing their own garden. This class is suited for non-majors. Horticultural Sciences Department, 1 credit PEN1136: Open-Water Scuba Diving Besides reading and studying diving protocol, students get to spend a couple class periods in a pool each week, said Cheryl Lynn Thacker, the coordinator for UF's dive programs. "I like watching the actual joy that the students have on their faces when we take them to their open-water dives," Thacker said. A swim test is a prerequisite. Sport and Fitness Department, 2 credits TPP3124: Improvisation and Social/Political Issues Create a scene. Create a character. Create a relationship with the people around you. All off the top of your head. This class teaches the art of improvisation, and students regularly participate in short-form games. "We try to get you comfortable on the stage," said Torey Greenwald, a participant of the class and a UF telecommunications senior. She said the class has helped her find a "nitch" in college, and the humor created through improv has helped her befriend other students. 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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 U NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 21 Baby Gators, follow the lead of these famous alums By CHANTELLE MARCELLE Alligator Writer Students arrive at UF with plans to eventually become successful and maybe even change the world once they earn their degrees. Generations of Gators before us have come through the Swamp with the same dreams, and many have followed through to reach the top of their fields. Emmitt Smith David Martinez, a music junior, loves the fact that so many notable individuals have attended the same school he does. Although he hasn't met any of them, there is one member of the Gator Nation he would like to meet. One of his childhood heroes was Emmitt Smith, an NFL football player who retired after 15 seasons and went on to win the third season of "Dancing with the Stars," Martinez said. Emmitt Smith, who holds the NFL record in career rushing yards, got a degree in public recreation from UF in 1996, according to his official Web site. He was a member of the Gator football team and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Bob Graham A former Florida governor and senator, Bob Graham graduated from UF with a bachelor's degree in political science in 1959. Graham served 12 years in the Charles Roop / Alligator Staff ESPN's Erin Andrews speaks as UF quarterback Tim Tebow does the Gator Chomp near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during a taping of the network's visit to Gainesville in search of "Titletown USA" on July 10. Florida Legislature, two terms as governor and three consecutive terms as a U.S. senator. As a student, he was a member of Florida Blue Key and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He also was inducted into the UF Hall of Fame, according to the Bob Graham Center for Public Service Web site. Leslie Bram, associate vice president at the UF Foundation, expects that students will have plenty of opportunities to hear Graham speak when the Bob Graham Center for Public Service is opened on campus. Bram said students should take advantage of opportunities to hear distiguished UF alumni such as Graham speak on campus. Darrell Hammond He has been both the vice president and the president of the United States without ever being elected. Since graduating from UF with a degree in broadcasting in 1978, Darrell Hammond has become the longest-running cast member on Saturday Night Live with thirteen seasons, according to the NBC Web site. Two of his most memorable impressions have been of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore. Erin Andrews Amidst the sea of orange and blue during the ESPN Titletown USA event, reporter Erin Andrews looked completely at home. The ESPN correspondent graduated from UF in 2000 with a degree in telecommunications. Andrews was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and the Dazzlers dance team. She began to work with ESPN in 2004 covering the National Hockey League. .One Giant Leap for the Gator Nation Michael Martinez, an associate professor of political science, said great Gator graduates can be an inspiration to students. "To some degree these people can be role models in terms of showing our current students that they have a lot of opportunities to advance," he sald. Martinez said there is also a connection between current students and graduates. Those who-have attended UF know the kind of quality education provided and are likely to recognize that when interviewing candidates. He said it's a good idea for students to begin developing networks with other ambitious students while they are still undergraduates because you never know who's going to end up going on to become a famous Gator. Beds .Beds .Beds Twin Set -248 Full Set -$348 Queen Set -$398 ivery! For 30 Years! Living Room Group69 Sofa + Coffee Table + 2 End Tables + 2 Lamps *See store for selections F U R N I T U R E 3224 NW 13th St. .373-7841 M-F 9-8 .Sat 9-5. Sun 12-5 www.leonardsfurniture.net We've Got the; t e at Leonard's Furniture! ipo~~ ~~ WIw," J.Ai Over 150 Different Barstools to Chos Ero L-fose Fro, Dinette Sets 156Bdroom Sets FREE Local Del Locally Owned

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22, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 PUBLIC HEALTH SHCC keeps students healthy By APRIL DUDASH Alligator Staff Writer Getting a runny nose just a part of being a college student who juggles school, a job and a social life. So if a trip to the doctor is in order, new students registered for fall classes already have a primary care provider assigned to them at the UF Student Health Care Center The center, located on Pletcher Drive, offers a variety of programs, from general medical care to mental health care. All students pay $9.43 a credit hour.this year as a health fee, which covers the cost of visits with a medical provider, said Toni Ratliff, associate director of SHCC. Certain laboratory services, X-ray services, physical therapy services and physical exams are not covered by the fee. The center also offers a student insurance plan to help cover the costs, and the plan is managed by Aetna Student Health. SHCC is not allowed to bill third-party insurance companies if students use outside insurance, but staff members are willing to assist students with their forms. "We will help them fill out the paperwork to submit for billing," Ratliff said. To make first-time appointments easier, new students can call 352-392-1161 and find out which team and provider they have been assigned, she said. She said it is common for students who call the health care center to schedule an appointment for the same day. SHCC is closed Saturday and open half the day on Sunday, but students can call the 24-hour phone lines for both mental health and primary medical "We can save the student from a long, costly ER visit. Toni Ratliff SH CC associate director care if they have urgent, after-hours medical questions. "We can save the student from a long, costly ER visit," Ratliff said. She said the busiest months for the center are October and February with Tuesday being the busiest day. Injuries are the top diagnoses. "The age of this population is very active, and they're involved in intramural sports," Ratliff said. Many students also visit the center because of allergies, the flu, asthma, colds or respiratory symptoms. Anxiety and depression-related symptoms are the top diagnoses at Student Mental Health Services. Visit shcc.ufl.edu for more information. 4" EDITION Team Rosters! Opponent Features! Gator Features! Color Photos! and much more! atol Diesel -Insight -Corey Lynn Carter -Free Gold Watch Roberta Oaks -NudieJeans Cheap Monday .Colcci Citizens of Humanity -Hobo -Alex + Chloe Tarina Tarantino French Connection -Rogues Gallery Hype -Free People -Kensie -Black Halo Levis CoMIN SoON: I1e1 ShIrmaI lIueI o-Hm a place to grow. Ii Wall is local tradition It's been called an eyesore, a concrete blog and a public diary. It's hard to miss the graffiti-ridden 34th Street Wall, a 1,120-footlong concrete barrier that has been a Gainesville landmark for almost 30 years. People have used the Wall, which stretches along Southwest 34th Street near Southwest Second Avenue, to celebrate national championship wins, offer birthday wishes and pop the question. Lourdes Santamaria-Wheeler, digital production supervisor at UF's Digital Library Center, helps manage the library's online collection of photographs tracking the Wall's history. Wheeler said people have been painting on the Wall since the Department of Transportation put it up in 1979. Around While space is limited and messages are fleetO~il S imking, one panel paying tribute to the five victims of the 1990 Gainesville murders is a permanent fixture, thanks to students and residents who touch up the palnt. Mickie MacKenzie, executive director of Keep Alachua County Beautiful, said writing on the Wall is technically illegal, but because it's tradition, the law isn't really enforced. MacKenzie appreciates the tradition of the Wall but said Keep Alachua County Beautiful doen occasionally paint over obscenities. Santamaria-Wheeler said she considers the Wall a form of public art. "There have been some gorgeous paintings on there, and you think there's no way someone could have done that with a spray can," she said. "And they have; I've seen it." -NOEL SANCHEZ Belr" Gri// & looka/ /.Lng Gainesville's Premier Hookah L ounge with grCit MidiferratICm CuilsinC M\onl & Iues -F am -10pm Wekd, Thurs & i -I u rm -Sam 7S5 7 + L 'i[\vAvC. St 5 pil -12 a NeI tc iwn nwiv.farnahsootheoivtenuet.comz CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER VPK 2-5 Day Programs, M-F 7am-6pm Pre-school and childcare for children ages 2-5 After school care for grades K-5th Contact Deb Schrank, director, at 352-373-5856, 1801 NW 5th Ave. a ministry of First Lutheran Church II

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 M NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 23 UF leads the Southeast in Peace Corps volunteers By MAGGIE LAWRENCE Alligator Contributing Writer At least one top ranking this year can offer the UF administration a little peace of mind. UF ranks as the No. 1 campus recruiter for the Peace Corps not only in Florida but in the entire Southeast, which includes six states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Additionally, UF ranked No. 17 nationally in January on the Peace Corps' list of large colleges and universities that produced the most volunteers in 2007. Amy Panikowski, a campus recruiter in UF's Peace Corps office, said those rankings translated to a total of 59 volunteers UF recruited for the Peace Corps this past year. Of those, 55 were UF students. reasure Box "We Buy & Sell Furiiture" Need CASH or a GREAT PRICE on furniture? Come visit us at 2222 NW 6th Street or Call us at 352-376-2460 In addition to the sheer size of the school, Panikowski stressed the enthusiasm for and dedication to service that she sees in UF students as a reason for the high recruitment. "They can sit here. They can send money. They can protest. They can do whatever here, but actually On getting over there and seeing what's going on Campus is a huge difference for them," she said. Volunteers are nominated according to their skill sets after applicants choose the top three regional programs where they could be assigned, she said. Joining the Peace Corps requires a two-year commitment in addition to three months of on-site training, where volunteers learn the native language. The learning process entails four hours of lessons six days a week, she said. From 2001 to 2002, Panikowski, a UF geography graduate student, worked in a Malawian national park for the Peace Corps as a parks and wildlife officer. For the upcoming semester, UF's Peace Corps office plans to boost recruitment, resurrect a support group for returned volunteers and host Peace Corps speakers. Megan Orsini, a recent UF alumna, shipped out Aug. 15 to the Philippines, where she will teach English for two years. Orsini said the time commitment doesn't worry her when she compares it to the amount of time she was in college. "I'm going to be over there and be like, 'Wow, it's almost over,'" she said. For more information about the Peace Corps on campus, contact Panikowski at (352) 273-1530. -a. n La ciE rtL4ii a latin Resiaurant liomemade Style Friday Karaoke Night Saturday Latin Night Dress to Impress (352)371-9496$.9 125 NW 23rd Ave, combo Suites 9& 10 SWIM SKI Headquarters for Swimwear All Swimwear Now 40% off and more Skiwear Take an additional 20% off all skiwear items thru 9-15-08 Located in the Creekside Mall, next to Calico Jack's and Gator Textbooks Catholic Gators Blast-Off Week Events vew~r~nary f-nxip'.i HAiR ANd FAshiONJ 310 Y~Es of R AoRdlblE PRicES -SIUdIENI diSCOUN s w ID Biotest save Lives. Preserve Lives. Enhance the Quality of Lives. 1D F rr rr J, f S->-A r-resenrea oy or /Mugus1rre L'rr Uru arrror & tiudurner uorrr / ,I For more info. call 352-372-3533 or visit: vW7NvWW.catho Blood Plasma Donors Needed, Your plasma can be used to manufacture life-saving therapies for the treatment of hemophilia, cancer, born and trauma patients. Please help us help those roping with rare, chronic, genetic diseases. New donors can received 20 today & $60 this week! Ask about our Specialty Progrums! Miust have valid ID along with proof of SSP and local residency. Must be 18 years or older. Moo-Thu: 8:00 err-7:eS pirn Fri: 8:00 am~-5:00 pro Sat: 6:00 am-4:00 pm Wireless Internet Now Available! BIOTEST PLASMA CENTER 1112 N. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 352-378-9431

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24, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 AROUND GAINESVILLE Gainesville offers facilities for many faiths By ZAHARA ZAHAV Alligator Writer UF is known for its diverse student body, and Gainesville has the religious organizations to match the needs of every spiritual student. Many places of worship are within walking distance of UF, and we have listed the addresses, phone numbers and worship times below. BAPTIST -Baptist Collegiate Ministries 1604 W. University Ave. 352-376-4405 Tuesday: 8 p.m. Gator Worship -Northwest Baptist Churh 5514 NW 23rd Ave. 352-377-5076 Sunday: 10:45 a.m., 6:30 p.m. EPISCOPAL -Episcopal Chapel of the Incarnation 1522 W. University Ave. 352-372-8506 Sunday: 6 p.m. -Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 100 NE First St. 352-372-4721 Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. CATHOLIC -Catholic Student Center, St. Augustine Church 1738 W. University Ave. 352-372-3533 Sunday Mass: 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Spanish service: 1:30 p.m. -Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy 10900 SW 24th Ave. 352-332-6279 Sunday Mass: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m. Daily Mass: 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. NONDENOMINATIONAL -Campus Church of Christ 2720 SW Second Ave. 352-378-1471 Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Bible study 10 a.m. JEWISH -Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Center 2021 NW Fifth Ave. 352-336-5877 Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:15 a.m. -UF Hillel Jewish Student Center 16 NW 18th St. 352-372-2900 Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m. PRESBYTERIAN -Presbyterian Student Center 1402 W. University Ave. 352-376-7539 Sunday: 7 p.m. -First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville 300'SW Second Ave. 352-378-1527 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. in small sanctuary, 10:55 a.m. in large sanctuary METHODIST -First United Methodist Church 419 NE First St. 352-372-8523 Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. -University United Methodist Church 104 NW 14th St. 352-372-8183 Sunday: 11 a.m. LUTHERAN -University Lutheran Church and Campus Center 1826 W. University Ave. 352-373-6945 Sunday: 10:25 a.m. -First Lutheran Church 1801 NW Fifth Ave. 352-376-2062 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. traditional service with liturgy 11 a.m. contemporary service QUAKER -Religious Society of Friends 702 NW 38th St. 352-372-1070 Sunday: 11 a.m. HARE KRISHNA -Hare Krishna Student Center 214 NW 14 St. 352-336-4183 Monday-Friday: 6 a.m., 6:30 p.m. ISLAM -Islamic Center of Gainesville 1010 W. University Ave. 352-372-1980 Changing prayer schedule listed www.icgcommunity.org at: CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST LATTERDAY SAINTS -Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints 106 SW 24th Ave. 352-692-5592 Sunday: 10 a.m. UNIVERSALIST -Trinity Metropolitan Community Church 11604 SW Archer Rd. 352-495-3378 Sunday: 10:15 a.m. -United Church of Gainesville 1624 NW Fifth Ave. 352-378-3500 Sunday: 9:30, 11 a.m. -Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4225 NW 34th St. 352-377-1669 Sunday: 11 a.m. A. Baptist Collegate Ministnes B. Northwest Baptist Church C. Epsopl Chpsel of the incarnation NW 39th Ave. a. Holy TriniyEp sooalChurch E. Catholi Student Center, St Augustine Church F Queen Of Peace Catholic Academy G. Campus Church of Christ H. Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Center <'NW :6th Ave I. UF Hillel Jewish Student Center J. Presbyteran Student Center K. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville W. Newberry Rd. Sth Ave -7 7: UF 14 L First United Methodist Church .University United Methodist Church .UeryLutheraen Cnurch and Campus Center 0. irstLutheran Church P Religious Society of Friends Q. Hare Krshna Student Cener Rt. IslamoicCeter ofGaintesille S. Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints TTnnity Metropolitan Community Church U. UntdCurcho ofGainesvlle V. Unta,, Uniersait Fellowoship YOU RE CUTEI SEND ME A MESSAGE ANDS1L HOOK YOU UP Wi-i TN OF MY BEST FRIENDS -V il rI I'V Z I

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26, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Y ou may still be settling in, but before the grind (and gridiron glory) of fall starts, take some time to learn the ABCs of being a UF student. Lake Alice is a sanctuary for alligators and birds and is a popular destination for students looking to plungeinto nature. The Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History is home to more than 55 free-flying butterfly species and many exotic plants. Chili's Too just opened inside the Racquet Club Dining Center alongside a new Moe's Southwest Grill. Go to the nearest D'lites Emporium near you, and don't feel bad about staying. The store offers low-fat, low-calorie and lowcarb ice cream, and flavors change weekly. Get your picture with statues of UF mascots Albert and Alberta at Emerson Alumni Hall. If you really want to impress your peers, learn the words to UF's fight song. ans sing this song during home football games. Gator Growl is the largest student-run pep rally in the world. Past comedians featured at the Homecoming event include Bill Cosby and Dane Cook. The Hub isn't home to just Chick-fil-A and Starbucks, you know. The building houses a computer help desk, several private study rooms and UF's International Center, a must-visit for planning study abroad trips. The Inter-Residence Hall Association, or IRHA, represents on-campus residents and puts on ~/ / Erin Green / Alligator Lake Wauburg, shown here, offers UF students a wide range of outdoors activities, including canoeing, swimming and rock climbing. Entrance is free with a Gator 1 Card. Weeks of Welcome events for new students. Jogging on campus sidewalks and trails is a popular pastime, and starting Sept. 1, you can call a member of UF's Naval ROTC to be your jogging buddy, free of charge. Those who don't visit Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium this spring will probably miss out on a great season for UF's softball team. Last spring, the team made it to the Women's College World Series and went 70-5 last season. Lake Wauburg Iis the off-campus destination for those looking to canoe, swim and even climb a rock wall, among other outdoor activities. All you need is your Gatori Card to enter. Micanopy is a sleepy town located about 15 miles south of Gainesville. Spend a day browsing its many antique stores and local businesses for a unique experience. Norman Field, near Sorority Row, is good for organizing pickup games of soccer, Frisbee and football. The O'Connell Center, or the O-Dome, is where UF's volleyball, gymnastics, basketball and swimming and diving teams compete. Welcome to the No. 1 Party School. While it's not exactly the same as cracking the Top 10 of public universities, we'll take the crown anyway. Quidditch has to be one of the only sports UF doesn't offer. Suit up this year and join an intramural team or one of 40 sports clubs. GAINESVILLE'S BEST FOR PETS All Natural Pet Food & Supplies Holistic Veterinary Care Full Service Grooming EARTHPET5331-512 Natural Pet Market 500 NW 60th St. -Suite F. Gainesville, Florida 1;at usinq "sprlilual" an "ProJeSsioe in ihe same sentence, Tues: Theology on Tap, 8 pm, Stubbies Pub Wed: $1 Dinner, 7 pm -Vegan Option Sun: Taize Gathering, 7 pm Various service and non-exclusive spirtual formation opportunities available. Presbyterian and Disciples of Christ Student Center 1402 W University Ave. pdcsc.oqj .epen V e oni Ashtanga Yoga.grow your own practice Ashtanga Yoga To reserve a space contact: Community Class Christine Wiese @ Starts Aua. 25th (352) 215-0130 $5/person 7p.m. hibiscus] 02@gamail.com I studio located at 1 th Ave & 6th St NW Gainesvil e Help provide local students in need with free educational materials and supplies! Donate items that you no sO longer Use: spiral -notebooks, art supplies, folders, pencils, notebook paper, highlighters, and morel TOOLSFO SCHOVVLS For more information: www.toolsforschools.alachua.fl.us 352-374-5213 PARTY INGJS.AS EASY AS MONDAY SUNDAY EVERYDAY A Day Ali Day All Day Happy Hour 1 2 3 1-2-3 2-41 Single Wells and Calls $1dral 2 -wells $3calls $1draft $2wells s3-calls 2-41 Drafts $5 Jager Bombs $5 Jager Bombs 2-4-1 Glasses of Wine 50C Wings a Oysters 5Ot Wings & Oysters $5 Jager Bombs $4 menu items $4 menu items mini-burgers, nachos, 4 par u? per & u1 pm chicken tenders, cheese fries Creekside Mall toclose tnrkey ac 3501 Sm, 2nd Ave so Oysters at raw bar only $10.95/lb Snorc aus 35 1S 2n Av $795/lb Crawfish 2 miles from UF 352-375-BEER 352-371-1675 Visit calicojacks.net Spend some time in the Reitz Union and bowl, shoot pool and play all the Dance Dance Revolution money can buy. The Swamp Things is the moniker given to rowdy student fans who come to cheer on Tim Tebow and the gang on game day. We didn't win the ESPN contest, but Gainesville is known as Titletown for winning back-to-back basketball national championships in 2006 and 2007 as well as the 2006 football national championship. Don't pull a Joakim Noah and get caught up with the University Police for the wrong reasons. The department operates 24/7. Don't miss out on your chance to vote in this year's election. If your legal residence is still in your hometown, request an absentee ballot. If you'd prefer to change your legal residence to Alachua County, fill out a form online ani bring it to the Supervisor of Elections office downtown. "We are the Boys" is a classic song played at the end of the third quarter at football games. Get ready to sway and swing, arm in ann with friends and strangers alike, as the band strikes up the popular tune. XS, next to Gator City Sports Grill, is one of several bars and dubs located in "midtown" on University Avenue. The Yulee Pit, near Museum Road and Southwest 13th -Street, is a sinkhole utilized for tanning and games of ultimate Frisbee. Visit the teaching zoo at Santa Fe College and meet about 220 animals. Admission is free to SFC students and $4 for adults. -KATIE SANDERS

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 U NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 27 Stay safe, save money with transportation alternatives By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Contributing Writer In light of rising gas prices, more students are forced to find means of travel that don't involve getting behind the wheel of a car. Luckily for UF students, there are plenty of ways to get around Gainesville and campus without one. Walking It's the cheapest transportation alternative, and there are plenty of sidewalks in Gainesville where students can get their walk on. Biking Unlike motor scooters, bicycles are allowed in the core of campus, and they can be taken to the Student Government-funded bike repair shop beside the Reitz Union for free. Like cars, bicyclists can be ticketed for not stopping at stop signs, speeding and not using lights at night. -dir -, .-,,. A Regional Transit System Route 34 bus passes by a row of bikes near the Hub on UF campus on Aug. 6. The Bus UF students ride Gainesville's Regional Transit System buses for free with their Gator 1' Cards because the service is part of tuition. Santa Fe College students must pay 50 cents a ride or buy a semester pass. Buses go all over the city, including major apartment complexes and The Oaks Mall. Buses that go to and from UF's campus can be tracked online at gator-locator.com. Later Gator The Later Gator bus service schleps students between Downtown Station and campus. It runs every night of the week, usually from 8:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Major stops include the Reitz Union, The Oaks Mall, Campus Club Apartments and Lexington Crossing Apartments. Other routes rnm on the weekends as well. It's free for UF students and up to $1 for everyone else. Motorcycles and Scooters This option is increasingly popular on campus, but as of Aug. 15, they are no longer allowed in the core of campus. However, 100 more motorcycle and scooter parking spaces were recently added outside the auto-free zone to compensate for the loss of spaces near classroom buildings. Motorcycle parking decals, which can be purchased at parking.ufl.edu, have also gone up to $64 a year. SNAP Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) vans will pick up and drop off students anywhere on campus every night of the week. Students can call 392-SNAP from 6:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. to arrange for an escort. Walking escorts are also available. Gator Lift Students with temporary or permanent disabilities can arrange for on-campus transport through Gator Lift, which operates from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays. Transportation from class to class can even be arranged for an entire semester. Call 374-6547, ext. 482 to schedule. Zipcar and GreenRide With Zipcar, UF students can rent cars from on-campus locations at a rate of $7 an hour or $70 a day. The price includes gas, insurance, parking and 180 miles of driving. There is an annual fee of $50. Students-can sign up at zipcar.com GreenRide is an online carpool program students can use to find potential ride matches. Students are matched based on starting and ending locations and preferences, such as smoking or non-smoking. Gator Ride and Taxi Stands For less-than-sober students who need to get home after a night at the bars or clubs, there are two new options that will be available in the fall. Gator Ride, which starts Oct. 18, will provide free transportation from any bar or club in Gainesville to any residence in the city. It will operate from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. To use the service, at least one student in a group must have a Gator 1 Card. Starting Aug. 30, taxi stands near the bars and clubs in both midtown and downtown Gainesville will provide easier access to taxis from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m Wednesday through Saturday. One stand will be located on University Avenue in front of Balls. 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Fees for overdrafts and oth account-related fees still apply. *You must open both a new persona checking account and a new Regular Savings account (referred to as tnked Rate Market Savings" in I and WA) at the same time,. sign up for our Keep the Change sece, and use your check card to make a purchase within 90 days of account opening, This afer does not apply to current Bank of Amenca customers or enstmg accounts. We nay change or termate this offer at any time. The monthly maintenance fee (referred to as "monthly seice charge' i CA) waiver on your Regular Savngs account begis after your first Keep the Change transfer fm your new personal checking account to your now Regular Savings account. Excess transaction fees on Regular Savngs still apply. See our Personal Schedule of Fees for information about these accounts and our Keep the Changeasece. Keep the Change, Patelt Pendiag. Bank ofAht a. N.A Member FDIC. @ 2008 Bank of Ameica Corporation. i

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28, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Eating on campus not limited to just dining halls By SARAH KIENY pizza, there are plenty of on-camAlligator Writer pus alternatives, with UF offering choices ranging from sushi to If you're ready to break away Starbucks. from your new-found diet of Gator Dining Services, UF's instant noodles and yesterday's official food service provider, -r satiates students' appetites with more than 35 dining options. It offers a variety of fast food chains, including Burger King, Wendy's, Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell. unaries toop / Aiigator iarr A woman walks by one of the entrances to the new Chili's Too and Moe's Southwest Grill at the Racquet Club on Aug. 6. The two new restaurants are scheduled to open in the fall. But fine dining is also available in Camellia Court Cafe at the Ham Museum of Art and the Arredondo Room at the Reitz Union. The two main dining halls to chow down at are the Broward Dining Center and Gator Corner Dining Center. Both halls offer all-you-caneat meals with foods influenced by Mediterranean, Latin and American tastes. Menu items include anything from Indian-style tandoori chicken to beef lo mein. Both dining halls also cater to vegan students and have been ranked by PETA for their excellence. To grab a quick snack between classes, students can visit Little Hall Express or Pugh Hall's Chomp and Go for sandwiches and smoothies, as well as chips and treats to munch on in your next class. Graham Oasis and Beaty Market are two food stores located in residence halls. Their candy selection is firstrate, and both are convenient when you have the munchies in your dorm. And with five Starbucks on campus, some open until 4 a.m. during exam week, UF students never have to look far for their caffeine fix. A Chili's Too and Moe's Southwest Grill just opened in the Racquet Club Dining Center adjacent to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Chili's Too will offer a smaller version of the popular restaurant's menu, while Moe's will have all the favorites minus the kids menu. The Orange and Brew, attached to the Reitz Union, sells beer (for those of On age) and sandwiches Campus and frequently hosts events for students at night. Several recent changes to UF meal plans have brought the total number of dining program options to eight. The new commuter meal membership gives students who live off campus the ability to eat on campus at a discounted rate. Over the summer, The Olam restaurant opened at Hillel serving kosher food to UF and the community. For those who aren't willing to sign a contract for a set allotment of meals per week, most establishments on campus will take a declining balance from your Gator 1 Card, cash or plastic. I bed/I bath from $795* 2 bed/2 bath from $999 Gated community 5 minutes to UF, Shands and VA UF bus stops at our front door Butler Plaza's 87 stores directly across the street Individual intrusion alarms Resort style pool with cabanas & mistE Poolside wireless access High speed computer center Fully equipped fitness center Tennis, basketball, volleyball F_ dA d 1 K knn, a w 3700 Windmeadows Boulevard -Gainesville 352-373-3558 www.windmeadows.com -%ces spect 'ne wio ce May r-tule COmblned :Ot-coFer 3 sted qumes BasecO) othlae '~~ !rs

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e6I 4 J ~ ~ -~\~~fh eL P, # *lya xn / nau r aid tg Attract oA& Gainesville boutiques will I R satisfy shoppers By BAILEY PARKE For shop-a-holics who like to scour their local shopping mecca for the latest fashion trends, Gainesville has an excellent variety of small boutiques and shops that should satisfy anyone sick of trudging through The Oaks Mall. Store 101 101 N. Maint St This boutique and art gallery incorporates a diverse collection of offbeat local artists' works. When you walk into the store, you are surrounded by different art mediums, with everything from toys to jewelry. The store sells one-of-a-kind purses, screen print T-shirts, custom necklaces and much more. Store 101 will feature .Kidrobot apparel soon as well as a line of limited edition dresses. Along with selling merchandise, the store functions as an art gallery with monthly shows featuring local artists. The next show is titled "The Blue Period" and will take place on Aug. 29. Store 101 opened about three months ago, and prices range from $20 to $50, and handmade purses begin at $70. &19eA boutique 3832 W. Newerry Road This boutique has a little something for everyone. Owner Kristy Harwood has been in business in Gainesville for seven years. While most of the items are geared toward college girls and their mothers, there is also a men's section. Blush carries brands like Kensie, Three Dot, Guy Harvey and Free People. The most popular items sold are the dresses and T-shirts. And if you're looking for game-day wear that's a little classier than a UF Bookstore Tshirt, Blush carries tons of specialized Gators gear, including embroidered seersucker dresses, crystallized shirts, tops adomed with phrases like "Tail Gator" and orange and blue jewelry. The price range is pretty wide depending on the iten. You can find gifts for as low as $2 while dresses range from $60 to $300. The store also carries Vineyard Vines handbags for $15-$100. JaCq4eeyA r0049 Desigos 1636 W. University Avae. Somewhat new to Gainesville, Jacquelyn Brooks Designs has only been open for a year and a half. Owner Jacquelyn Brooks designs dresses, jewelry and doggie apparel. Though she is most passionate about designing dresses, Brooks also, does alterations and takes custom orders. Tbis boutique is perfect for one-of-a-kind clothing. Beginning this fall, Brooks will premiere her new line, Gaie Day Dresses. Her orange and blue line will feature apparel that Brooks thinks is truly unique. The dresses, ranging from $70 to $125, are for girls looking for more than just jeans or shorts to wear to a game. Feasilac4s Racyc~ed Fa44iois 509 NW 1OtA Ae.If you're a thrift store junkie always in search of affordable treasures, this is the store for you. Celebrating its 22nd year, Flashbacks has provided affordable clothing to Gainesville residents since 1986. Marketed toward young, college-aged customers, the consignment shop offers apparel to suit any style. Owner Steve Nichtberger said his store's low prices and wide selection draw people in. Nichtberger said the store carries anything from punk and indie items to goth-style apparel. A great bargain at the store is the $1 rack, which features anything that hasn't sold in few months. Prices depend on the brand, though most are under $30. 112? W. University Ave. Wolfgang brings high-end, brand name clothing, such as Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nudie Jeans and Diesel, to Gainesville. While it does carry top-of-the-line brands, the store wants to cater to people on a college budget. Wolfgang will cover the cost of alterations to clothes bought from the store. Wolfgang is relatively small, which makes it more conducive to, shopping for clothes. Prices range from $40 to $300 for dresses and $45 to $200 for jeans. The store wants to bring unique styles to Gainesville and introduce people to new brands from around the world. A Hey new kid, what are you wearing? Avoid freshman fashion mistakes by checking out our fashion column on page 36. "See you at the debate, bitches!" Paris Hilton, responding to John McCain 'a presidential campaign ad with a spoof video of her own. M Hoping to find a bar or club that suits your style -or underage status? Gainesville offers a diverse nightlife, and you can read about some of the highlights on page 40. z If you're itching to check out the Gainesville music scene, we can help. Visit http://www.alligator.org/theavenue to learn about upcoming local shows. 0 cz

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30, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Local music scene provides excuse to get out of the dorm By ROBERT HILSON Avenue Writer A blustery force of innate headwinds faces every incoming freshman at UF, and that's before you count the crappy weather. For starters, there's the budget deficit strangling the liberal arts program (hope you're good at engineering!) and, for those who get hosed by the lottery system, the impossibility of scoring football tickets without selling a kidney. These challenges may seem daunting but manageable with Lrc/It P'Ance www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 384-9200 hetI s your 5a9 Nw 0th Ave LUOT HE5 No Ap-ImlI Open 10-6 We Bu 1-5 Mon-5at 375-375a We pay cash for clothes SAFETY BELTS SMART FROM THE START determination and a spare organ. The Eim Street nightmare that is on-campus living proves a different matter altogether. It's bad enough to have to shower on the grimy bathroom floors in Broward -don't forget flip flops. It's much worse when your roommate, Larry, is belting out Cher tunes one stall over. Luckily for you, the local music scene provides a host of excuses to cut out on Larry. Need a night away from home? Mark these events in your semester planner, and while you're at it, cross off a block for apartment hunting. First things first. On Oct. 5, Gainesville natives Against Me! team up with indie veteran Ted Leo for a night of screaming and stage-diving at Common Grounds. Given Leo's political bend and the immediacy of the coming election, this doubleheader could very well resemble a Barack Obama rally. The dirt-cheap $10 cover should have even the poorest college students chanting "Yes we can!" Count on busting out the black leather and biker chains for 2YEAR WARRANTY' PARTS AND LABOR KYMCO Agility 50 \ $1,549 or 53/mth* BEST SELLER ON CAMPUS AuthorizedbDealer of: KYMCO, ,Doelim Hyosung*, Adly Genuine", Schwinn*, and many oth -nicr .n, i 9'rrrrtrldtrs fill rr.rsr er Halloween weekend as The Fest 7 invades your favorite local bars Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. An annual rite of passage, The Fest transforms the downtown area into ground zero for punk mayhem courtesy of No Idea Records. Don't be surprised by the international influx -two-steppers from all over the world partake in this homage to mosh. To quote Michael Stipe, "The pilgrimage has gained momentum." No orientation would be complete without a nod to the Reitz Union Board Entertainment. RUB Scooter Menace" CHOOSE THE BEST Driven by quarterbacks, :oaches, athletes and students for nearly a decade! 4 YEAR WARRANTY PARTS AND LABOR 1024S S AVAILABLE ers. is the arm of the UF entertainment committee that promotes music you want to hear. Not fired up about Brad Paisley at the O'Dome? Check out Fallen From The Sky and Battle! on Oct. 2 instead. Athens hippie Madeline, a Cat Power in training, is also in the early-season lineup. RUB hosts weekly events on school grounds at an affordable price -affordable as in free. What's more, they hand out rubber duckies as party favors. Then again, leave those. It's not like there's a hot bath in your future. Scooters From $899 FINANCING AVAILABLE KYMCO Sento 50 $1,899 or 64/mth* ALL NEW .Main St. 1 338-8450 wwwsolanocyClexom r 'iRegistration begins August 27th at I0aml Classes include: Stained Gloss Cooking Golf Tennis Kayaking Conoeing Drawing Ceamici Screen Printing 0 Billiards Jewelery Making Meditation Massage Guilt Painting and MANY MRE! For wore infotwolio, coil the Arts arid Cois Cersiw-, in lhre J. Wayrre Reitz Union at 352-392-3825 or visit our website at 0 www.union.uft.edu/leisure ?-r nuu UF IFORibA is Better with Even the most painful times in lite are more entertaininn with Cot Digital Services. Why pull your hair out dealing ith three different companies for Your cable, intonet and telephone services when you con get tient all front Cox and save?! COX High Speed Internet' COX Digital Cable" COX Digital Telephone' e MrAfe I c fnItv 0ftwa, SGD omil 'All"' -I, Ce I HD ch no I -Vekwomlil, if) 'Ind wow Sign Up Online and get High Speed Internet for just $34.95/mo. KIT for three months!

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 0 NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 31 Enjoy quality, ambience at favorite Gainesville eateries By MARGARITA DELAPAZ Avenue Writer Whether you're new to Gainesville or just looking for a new place to eat, Gainesville has a ton of local eats to check out this semester. Make the most of your time here and uncover these Gainesville gems that will give you the best food for your buck. Mi Apa Latin Cafe While Flaco's Cuban Bakery & Coffee downtown may be good at 3 a.m., Mi Apa makes everything just the way I like it. If you're from South Florida, this is the best place to get homestyle meals. It tastes like the rice my mom makes, and it's the best Cuban bread I've had in Gainesville -something I've searched for pretty much everywhere. They've even got a drive-through window if you're in a hurry. Merlion Singapore Cuisine Driving up to this restaurant doesn't really make you want to eat there, but once you go inside, it is a sight to see. Elegant decorations surround you while you eat tasty Singapore cuisine. Terrell's Bar-B-Que The service is quick, and there isn't an actual restaurant. But as far as barbeque goes in Gainesville, this place is pretty good. Both the Northeast 16th Avenue and the South Main Street locations are carry-out only, but the ribs are wonderful. They've been serving Gainesville for years, and their pile of ribs gives you a lot of food for a mere $8. Take them home or sit on the patio chairs they provide and watch the Main Street traffic. Szechuan Panda Restaurant It's your average Chinese food, but the Friday and Saturday buffets are a lot of food for a great price. The buffet features snow crab legs, every type of Chinese food imaginable and even sushi, all for about $10. Bento Cafe While I'm not a fan of sushi, my friends tell me this is good stuff. I think their General Tso's chicken rice bowl is heavenly, and it's a good compromise when you want nothing to do with raw fish.Their pad thai is great for anyone needing a spicy kick, and their miso soup is the best I've ever tasted. There are two locations in Gainesville -one on Archer Road across from Butler Plaza and another on Newberry Road next to Regal Cinemas. Both serve the same food quickly and at a pretty good price. Leonardo's 706 Jazz. Live entertainment. Great food. I could very easily fill myself up here on their buttery garlic rolls alone, but don't make the same mistake I did. Leave some room to enjoy every bite of your sure-to-be-delicious entree. Whether you get a huge salad or a heavy but creamy and delicious pasta, you'll leave happy. 706 features live jazz Monday and Thursday nights and also boasts a fantastic display of desserts that will send you to chocolate heaven. If you're up early enough, you can even enjoy their Sunday brunch from 10:30 am. to 4 p.m. El Norteno Mexican Restaurant Chili's margaritas are pretty good, but they're nothing compared to an endless pitcher paired with authentic Mexican quesadillas. This place also makes for a great 21st birthday dinner as the staff sings you "Happy Birthday" and gives you a complimentary shot of tequila. Saigon Legend Restaurant Inexpensive, average but tasty Vietnamese food within walking distance from campus. It's pretty cheap too, and the fried bananas with ice cream keep me wanting more. Servers are always extremely nice and willing to get you anything you need. Uppercrust Productions Some of the best guilty pleasures are housed in this charming, quaintly decorated pastry shop. While they have great desserts and the best chocolate-covered strawberries in the world, what really gets me is their freshly baked bread. Multi-grain, sourdough and everything in between are baked fresh each morning and throughout the day. Alessandro Ristorante This beautiful, family-owned authentic Italian restaurant in Northwest Gainesville is one of the city's best-kept secrets. I've never had to wait for a table or been disappointed with anything I've ordered. They are a bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. Try their penne alla vodka or the vitello piccatta. They're both equally amazing. The Gelato Company No eggs, less calories than ice cream and half the fat. The Gelato Company downtown serves Italian ice cream in an array of flavors that change daily. Sample a little bit of everything before making your final decision because everything is delectable. If you still can't make up your mind, pick two flavors and enjoy them side by side for the same price. Also make sure to try their paninis. I recommend the turkey, apple and swiss. D'Lites Emporium This low-calorie indulgence is perfect for students looking for ice cream without all the extra guilt. Their smallest serving has a measly 40 calories. A regular fills me up and comes in at just 80 calories without toppings. Their flavors change daily and range from mint chocolate chip to amaretto cheesecake and everything in between. After success in their 43rd Street location, they opened a second site in the Publix shopping plaza on Williston Road. $4.99 Daily Lunch Specials 10% Discount for IF employees W41 mda LY s E Fria abp rv MOEtuiI fLaD IDW

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32, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Caf6 Gardens Caf6 Gardens has been just across from campus since 1976. This quaint landmark establishment with award' winning courtyard dining is perfect for any date or gathering. Open 7-days. For live music schedule, call 376-2233 1643 NW 1st Ave Gator Dawgs Check us out. We have over 20 styles of hot dogs to choose from. Chicago style, a frito dog, a Colombia dog, etc. and we come up with new ones all the time. Our burgers are prepared fresh daily and cooked to order. Our deli sandwiches come with over a 1/4 lb. of meat and your choice of toppings. New vegetarian and vegan cuisine: veggie dogs, vegan buns, and veggie chili. We serve beer, too. For delivery or to see our full menu -check us out at Gaitorfoo.d.com. We are located at 1023 W. University Ave. 3784353. Call ahead for pickup. Liquid Ginger Asian Grille & Teahouse 101 SE 2nd P. (behind Hippodrome Theatre Downtown) Offering Asian Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Join us Tuesdays for Wine Night, half off all bottles. Wed and Thurs night $4 martinis. Open for' lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Syn 12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs 510pm Fri-Sat 5-10:30 pm. Call 371-2323 for a reservation. Steamers' Some like it Hot, others like a good Pinch. Experience the BIG food for SMALL prices we've been serving Gators for almost 25 years. Featuring Malaysian style Curry, Fried Rice, unique. sandwiches, and cold tall-boys. Call ahead for pick-up service. 374-9920. 1 Block away from Library West 1618 NW 1st Ave. www.steamersgville.com Adam's Rib Co. Voted Gainesville's best Ribs! Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Dine in, carry out, or-catering. Your hometown BBQ headquarters minutes from UF. 2111 13th St. 373-8882 Hrs. Sun-Sat 9am-9pm Delivered by Gatorfood David's BBQ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Eat-in, Take-out, Drive Thru, Catering or Tailgating. Everybody loves David's BBQ because, unlike ordinary BBQ places, David's cooks over a real wood fire! Eat where the locals eat! Voted #1 BBQ in Gainesville! Approved caterer for UF's Emerson Alumni Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm. Sundays open at 8am. Drive Thru 'til 9:30pm seven days! 352373-2002. Have David's BBQ delivered by Gatorfood.com. FREE WIFI 5121 NW 39th Ave. www.davidsBBQ.com ea st Lu ch K --------Peach Valley Cafe We specialize in scratch cooking that's available for dine in or take out for all your breakfast and lunch needs. This sister restaurant to Stonewood Grill and Tavern has a breakfast menu that includes everything from eggs benedict, a wide selection of gourmet omelets, pancakes, french toast, muffins and more. Be sure to try our famous Buttermilk Drop Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, and our ,0& unch. one of a kind Sack of Orchard Fresh Apple Fritters, made from Granny Smith apples, tossed in a blend of cinnamon and sugar. We also offer breakfast on the go with our breakfast wrap, egg' sandwich and seasonal fruit bowl. For lunch, enjoy one of our valley fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers or gourmet wraps. You can't go wrong with the Pine Grove Chicken sandwich, made with a fresh, chargrilled chicken breast, smoked bacon and melted cheese. Our burgers are hand packed and made from fresh choice sirloin, NY strip and filet mignon. Our popular Sequoia Burger is made with caramelized red onions, sauteed mushrooms, smoked bacon and melted provolone cheese. We also serve a variety of gourmet wraps, perfect for when you're on the go. Our line of beverages includes specialty coffees, beer and wine. Take out.is available (Call ahead to order), as well as catering and party platters. Open 7 AM -8 PM every day. We're located at 3275 S.W. 34th St., next to Carrabbas and behind Hooters. -352-376-1834 Bagels Unlimited, Serving Gainesville for over 25 years. BU is a tradition of sorts. We offer many breakfast' platters cooked fresh, featuring omelettes, eggs any style, large pancakes, French Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels and a large assortment of spreads. Also available are tofu and tempeh. Over 100 bottles of hot sauces, are available for sampling. 1 222 West University Ave. Open everyday from 6:30am3pm. Guthrie's Come try the original chicken fingers. Great food at great prices. Now serving salads: garden, ceasar and fiesta bean. 1520 SW 13th St. 505-5635 t Co feShopMaude's Classic Coffee A gourmet coffeeshoppe with a wide array o deserts and treats made daily. We also serve delicious sandwiches, salads, appetizers, beer, & wineMuch of our menu is vegan or vegetarian friendly. Bring your own CLEAN 12 oz. cup and get. a daily brew for a buck. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Free wireless and parking behind the building. Downtown Gainesville 336-9646., -Omi's Kitchen Gainesville's Best in Cuban, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. .New menu items prepared daily! Come try our famous Cuban sandwiches and slow roasted pork. We cater 7 days a week! Visit us in the Tower Square Shopping Center at 5729 SW 75th Street. 373-0301 43rd St. Deli at 1 3th St. Our professional and courteous staff specializes in addressing your breakfast and lunch needs, Our breakfast menu includes, "size of the plate" pancakes, three-egg scrambles, French toast, two-egg breakfdsts, four-egg omelettes, and daily breakfast specials. For lunch, I I I LJ we offer Re lunch platte soup, salad. specials. Un Saturdays c an extended menu. Our L include fav fried grits, smoked sau stuffed Fren potato pan ourselves in VEGETARIAi MINUTES FF NW 13th S' breakfast A Friday 7 -1 7am -2pm; 2pm. 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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 33 jbens, gyros, light s, Cubans, melts, and daily lunch il two o'clock on nd Sundays we have I breakfast specials reakfast specials rites like southern an seared oatmeal, age, benedicts, :h toast and sweet akes. We also pride being VEGAN AND A FRIENDLY JUST OM CAMPUS ON REETJoin us for monday through l am, Saturday Sunday 7am s offered Monday. rday 11 am -3pm. -IROUGH.FRIDAY AN SAVE 10% BY THEIR STUDENT ocation only. 1501 -373-3354 ema I Pizza >hy has always ash is best. Enjoy sad, pizzas, great ids, awesome ndwiches and Italian sausages. Great md desserts. We. ur own Sweetwater eland bagels and eh. Now open for id Lunch: M-F 6:30 inner: Sun-Thur 5pm Sat 5pm -12 am. th St. 352-377s At Phil in, & African:ds. A variety of iemade choices. ads, sandwiches, s, & desserts. Chef clude BBQ ribs, oldsef stew, BBQ Cuban egetable platter, .This Downtown ocated at 37 N ering a comfortable for your breakfast: & lunch: 11 -3pm -ing for your private ilable. Call 376i367-4395. TCBY Please visit one of our 3 locations to enjoy real frozen yogurt products. We offer a healthy low fat, low calorie treat that tastes great and is good for you. Make sure you visit for 99 cents Waffle Cone Wednesday from 5-8pm. Locations at 34th Street next to Crispers, Thornebrook Village at 43rd Street and Town of Tioga. Chutnees Fusion of flavors from India. Try our incredible weekend lunch buffet for 10.99 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am -3:00pm. Dinner hours: Tuesday to. Sunday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed on Monday's 3833 Nw 97th Blvd Phone: 3331133 www.chutnees.com Bento Cafe Check out Gainesville's most popular sushi joint. Enjoy our Bento boxes, boba tea, sashimi bowls, and noodle bowls in a hip, trendy atmosphere. Two great locations with outside seating. Open every day for carryout or dine-in. Call our Newberry Rd. location at 377-8686 or our Archer Rd. location at 224-5123. Key y) Cabana Cove Caribbean Grille Open for Lunch & Dinner $6.99 Daily Lunch Specials World Famous Conch Fritters G'ville's Nicest Outdoor Dining Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm w/Complimentary Mimosas $4 Martini Menu Wednesdays $4 Mojito Menu Thursdays Full Service Catering $5 off next $25 purchase With This Ad 352-377-3278 www.cabanacove.net 2410 NW 43rd St. Gainesville, Fl. 32606 Located Behind Garden Gate Nursery La Fortuna Come enjoy a variety of hot Latin food served everyday, Monday-Saturday Lunch: 1 Oam3pm Dinner: 3-8pm Try our fresh Cuban, Roast Pork and Roast Beef sandwiches. Join us for Karaoke on Fridays at 7pm and Latin dancing on Saturdays from 9pm-1:30am, Now showing the soccer South.American World Cup Qualifiers. Located at 125 N.W. 23rd Ave. 352-371-9496 Mildred's Big City Food When you eat at Mildred's you're investing in your community! We buy more local food than ALL other restaurants combined. Our Food is NOT Processed. Start Living Healthy! Fresh Food Made From Scratch! LOCAL. ORGANIC. GOOD. Inexpensive specialty cakes! JUST MINUTES FROM CAMPUS-ON THE BUS-ROUTE 3445 W. University Ave. 371-1711 www.mildredsbigcityfoodcom New Deal Cafe Keepin' it fresh. Keepin' it real. We buy fresh products: Meat, Fish & Veggies NQ ONE comes close to our commitment to sustainable agriculture. Best Burger in Town!!! This 12oz MONSTER is the best BANG for your BUCKI Try Gainesville's Undiscovered Diamond in the Ruff. Stellar Martini Menu & Beer Selection! 371-4418 good-looking as it is flavorful." NEW Happy Hour Specialsl Everyday 4pm-7pm There's something for everyone! Small and Large Plates for Tapas Style Dining. Amazing party space, affordable prices & terrific service. Visit www.tiamogainesville.com 12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307 / -j Mellow Mushroom We're not sure what is more unique about The Mellow Mushroom--the prices themselves or the value that you get for such reasonable prices. You can eat there on a student budget,-but the quality of ingredients and the love that go into every item is good enough to share with your mom. Or boyfriend. There are plenty of salads and you can build your own or enjoy locally produced tempeh, avocado, and teriyaki on the one hand, or a loaded pie like the mighty meaty or the 10-ingredient house special. You might say there's something there for every one of your four boyfriends. Just make sure everyone knows it's your restaurant before you take them. Lunch& Dinner 7 Days, Outside Seating, Unique Beers. Call for specific hours and delivery information. Vg lan BookI. Lover's Cafe Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, orgariic, fair rade, meals; sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. c.cards. 10 an-9ptn ,505 NW 13th St. 384-0090 The Olam Tastes from around the world: Mexican, Pan-Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, American Deli. No meal is more than $10! Wednesdays: All you can eat sushi for $10. Monday all you can eat Lunch $8 and Dinner $10. Lunch specials Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 2-30 pm for $5. Dinner Specials Monday through Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 for $7. Take-out available. We also offer discount group rates and catering for events. The Hillel 2020 W. University Ave. across the street from the O'Dome. (352) 372-2900 allstarcaterers@bellsouth.net For more info on the guideto di-1ning out, con act Alligator Advrising, -376.4482 Saigon Legend Gyros Plus Delicious traditional ietnamese 1011 W. University Ave. cuisine with popular Asian 11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We favorites as well. Pho, B-anhhave the best Falafel, Tabouli, Cuon, Banh Xeo anh Tom Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves Ha-No. Enjoy great food at & Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh great prices. Big new room smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita Family owned restaurant. Next Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 1 3th to Holiday Inn Downtown. Dine in ST., 372-4995 or take out. Catering available. ST., 372-995 hoasMon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm We sell hookahs, parts, charcoal, Sun 11 :30am-9pm. 374-0934 fine tobacco and holl meat. 1228 W Univ. Ave -3pm. MONDAY THROUGH TI AMO! FRIDAY STUDENTS CAN SAVE 10% BY PRESENTING THEIR editerranean STUDENT ID. 13th St. location only. restaurant & -bar 1501 NW 13th St. 373-3354 Where FOOD & LOVE Meet Southern Living Magazine agrees, "[the chef] adds visual flair to every dish to make it as aligtor I I 4

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34, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 With a little effort, neighbors can become friends By ALYSSA LErTMAN Avenue Contributing Writer 2I1wm room living can be a huge adjustment for many students. Moving away from home and into a place where you share the bathroom and kitchen with 20 strangers is intimidating, to say the least. Not only do you have to clean up after yourself, you also have to share a roof with someone else. But you might surprise yourself with how easy it can be to turn dorm living into a home away from home with a few icebreaking activities. First off, the most inexpensive and basic way to bond with your floor is through television. I can almost guarantee that others also enjoy the shows you love to watch. Talk with your roommate to discover a common program, and host a get-together in your room for anyone who wants to watch with you. Print out flyers, and post them in the common area or kitchen to advertise. This can even become a weekly event, or you can expand it to other TV shows and programs to get the most people involved. Second, try to incorporate food into any mixer or activity you're trying to throw. Potlucks are great ways to bring people together and can either stand by themselves -be incorporated into another activity. For example, host a movie night potluck and suggest everyone bring a favorite movie snack. Mealtimes can be difficult for students who are away from home for the first time or don't know anyone to eat with in the dining halls. Dorm Having everyone on your KH1 floor bring one dish to a meal is an inexpensive way to make the dorm feel more like home. Not to mention the nice change of pace from fast food. You can also bond with a buddy who can't cook. Who knows what two clueless chefs can concoct. Another common thread is exercise. Whether it is a sport, jogging or going to the gym, if you look, there are always people interested in joining you. No matter what level of activity you feel you're at, joining a group will definitely make it more enjoyable. Using exercise as a bonding device doesn't just have to apply to daily fitness. Getting a group together to go down to the Yulee Pit for a game of ultimate Frisbee or a battle-of-the-sexes soccer game on Flavet Field are great ways to get a bunch of people together for a good time. There are hundreds of ways to make friends with the people on your floor. The key thing to remember is everyone is going through the same transition. Your first year n be tough, but you can make it great v h a little effort. 'LTERNATORS STARTERS & BATTERIES _0FFANY REPAb OR SERVICE: 384440 S5WuniversityAve. (3523734841 www.DTBarbershop.com Tr intace to i FULSERVICtEcmmny REPAR OPe BigyeSaigonAtrMke CylMaueindta er orig n Rslein OEM P S R : a ft ebuis, 110 I L N F YAMAHA S4Kawasaki FL Reg#t ()'JUALGI ME TZE LER MV3 4744 u .A1ir l 009t91.1 m07 'm u www.rpmmotorcydes.con Fs SERV IE CE ER 2nd St Ei v noe (352) 377-6974 AVA BL'~Com of E 2d-St9&8E 2t0Av ww scvs LcalseamerI iOcanm A PAS:n (ta-pas> )l)clizer sizc p)01rI 0ios 01 JUSt out anything. Visit 77.9A 4 AP, 0"W

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18,2008 NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 35 Embrace your inner bookworm with this By JESSICA METZGER Avenue Contributing Writer Looking for something entertaining to read during your downtime? Here is a book list that can revive your reading agenda for the fall. "Twilight"' by Stephenie Meyer Distract yourself from your homework problems by reading about Bella Swan -danger-magnet extraordinaire -and problems that stem from her new school and new vampire love, Edward. And with the series' fourth and final installment, "Breaking Dawn," being recently released, you can devour this action-filled romance story all at once. "She Went All the Way" by Meg Cabot This hilarious story follows a screenwriter and her action-film star who become stranded in the Alaskan snow after a thwarted assassination attempt by their helicopter pilot. Their mutual loathing turns into begrudging camaraderie and eventually into something more while they attempt to stay alive in the harsh climate -not to mention more assassins seem to pop up wherever they run. "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory This is historical fiction at its best, giving you the skinny on the drama and intricacies of court life, Henry VIII's temperamental personality and the ambitious Boleyn family. The novel is ten times better than the movie, chock-full of great detail and weaving plotlines. "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold If you're in the mood for a murder mystery, read this classic novel told from the perspective of the murdered girl as she follows her family, her classmates and her murderer. reading list Warning: This book is an emotional roller coaster, so be sure to find a good secluded spot where you can dive in undisturbed. "Burning Bright" by Tracy Chevalier The "Girl with a Pearl Earring" author focuses this time on Romantic poet William Blake and how his work "Songs of Innocence and of Experience" came to be. It's full of colorful descriptions of late 18th century London and the effects of the coming French Revolution on the neighborhood. The book is much more fun to read than a history textbook. Sing theg fns t aiiisiui akliI QJ] I, twn~t~ <4 '4'. .tFt<4 .7 ne~ 00 fl S~crneroftarbucks, 5550 Next to Five Star Pizza Relax in comfort with $2.50 Import Pints 2-4-1 wells during Happy Hour Karaohe Starts A at 9:30 Every Thursday 21 & Up We are non-smohing Located beneath the City of Gainesville Parking Garage60 SW 2nd St Precious s Shaimrn+oc pr STUWOENS I~atwn Gainesville VISIT T HE BEST SALON IN GAINESVILLE -Complete selection-of Redken and Pureology products See website for our full menu of services .Mention this ad for a complimentary conditioning treatment with your next service w jw BELLAFAIRS A LONc a SANGF I S/. o r o Departments, Businesses, Fraternities, and Sororoties: Set up a house account & recieve 10 % off ALL YEAR LONG! offer expires 09-15-08 335-0100 www.pranges.com IFl Csvi I I a 7 1

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36, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION N MONDAY, AUGUST 18,2008 Avoid these freshman fashion pitfalls By STEPHANIE GRANADA Avenue Writer Fresh meat. fts your first day of college and whether the halls are chanting this or not, you're sure your forehead is displaying a bold tattoo proclaiming to the world, "I am a lost and helpless baby Gator." Don't worry. The voices are just in your head. You are lucky enough to have fellow colleagues who are much too kind and poised t"-poinit you out with a taunting chant. Nonetheless, you have been spotted. It's something about your stick-straight hair and head-to-toe Hollister attim that lets us know your ranking in this world. Our inner dialogue might be as sweet as a reminiscent "I remember being a fresltman" or perhaps a more cynical "glad I'm not a clueless freshman." Many of you will receive, if you haven't already, the sly grin from the weathered upperclassmen who are secretly thinking, "Ah, freshman. What a tool." But rest assured, your fall from top dog in high school doesn't have to be so drastic. There are ways to appear older than your juvenile years: Begin by boxing all your high school staples. Send them straight to your younger sibling. Obvious identifiers should include anything with a Hollister, American Eagle or Abercrombie & Fitch logo splattered across the chest, gluteus or back. Nothing screams American teen like a big "So Cal Love" framing your tush. The same is true for any cartoon or cleverly phrased T-shirt for Hot Topic aficionados. While you're packing, also stash away your beloved senior week T-shirts and high school sports sweats. You were No. 25 and played sweeper for your field hockey team. Good. for you, but no one cares. Save your glory-days gear for the gym. College is a time for experimenting and getting to know yourself. This is just as true for fashion as anything else. To look like you put your style together effortlessly, think about how you imagine yourself as an adult. Where will you be? What will you be wearing? Do you see yourself as a classic Audrey Hepburn at a Massachusetts country club or a free-spirited Marianne Faithfull at a Lower East Side dive? When you've got a semi-clear picture of what you someday want to be (this will probably change at some point in your college years), start experimenting. Mix up your Abercrombie jeans with a flower-printed blouse for a boho-chic look or your Hot Topic Smiths shirt with black skinny jeans if your soul hums to a tougher tune. We snobby upperclassmen expect the young ones to be clueless. If you have your personal style down pat, we can see you know how to hold your own. Next, you don't want to look like you did all your back-to-school shopping at the Reitz Union. You might as well run around screaming, "Mom and Dad are so proud I'm finally in college," if all your clothes are orange and blue. You'll notice that UF has a lot of school spirit. That might even be what drew you here. And that's great, but it's just pure science. The longer you wear something the more worn out it looks. If every day you wear a brand new Gator shirt, sweatshirt or whatever, we're going to know you're new in town. Wear your Gator gear around the house and wash it a couple times. Unless it's a game day, you should never be completely covered in Gator gear. It shouldn't look like UF puked on you after a long day of tailgating. Aside from Gators color, Gainesville, being a hot, humid college town, calls for clothing that is functional and breathable. This might come as a big disappointment for us fashion lovers, but it's just a fact that hiking around campus in heels and semicouture dresses won't cut it. I'm still trying to learn that lesson. In this neck of the woods, wear flowing dresses, structured shorts, embellished tank tops -anything cotton. As far as colors go, I prefer whites, earth tones and pastels since the town is more rural than urban. Light colors also help you stay cool. Think more of Carolina Herrera's resort collections instead of Burberry's street wear. For shoes that are comfortable and stylish, avoid rubber flip-flops and chunky sneakers. Instead, choose strappy earth-toned sandals and shiny flats. The cliche "less is more" stands for hair and makeup. Stay away from the straightening iron. Let your luscious locks do what they do. In your day-to-day makeup bag all you need is a good bronzer, lip gloss and mascara. For night time, I have no rules. I suggest and ask that you go crazy. Get dolled up. Wear the high heels, black eyeliner and sequined, short dresses. Perhaps your generation can help reinstate cocktail wear in a town that stays casual day-to-night. As with everything else in life, the key to success here is to be yourself. It's easy to want to look like all your friends in high school, but do that in college and we'll see your ripe years coming from a mile away. Get the perks of an off-campus apartment and still be close to campus. Early classes and library runs are quick trips. When It's time to, kick back, you've got a great place with great friends around. It's perfect. Close to campus when you want to be. Far enough away when you don't. ra4 N ~~0~~~~" 'k>K27K C:f5J Ryan Moulton / Alligator Staff

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38, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION E MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Look beyond taboos about masturbation I was having lunch with a friend who is involved in public health, and I decided to get her input on safe sex. Her response was that the only ways to not get pregnant are abstinence or total monogamy with one person paired with birth control. I suggested, "Well, what about masturbation?" To my surprise, she replied, "You know, I never thought about that before." Of course, some haven't considered this because of the layers of shame and taboo involved. Sure, we laugh and joke, but few are apt to talk about masturbation as an alternative forn of safe sexual pleasure. The fact that masturbation has been proven to release endorphins, relieve menstrual cramps and increase well-being and happiness also makes the case for masturbation as a safe-sex practice. It can induce a sense of relaxation or even give a boost of newfound energy. What science won't tell you is that if you've never had an orgasm before, it's a wonderful way to figure out how. Make time to explore yourself if you have this problem. It's not dirty. It's not wrong. You won't go blind, and you're definitely not a social anomaly if you masturbate. Don't get me wrong: If you're absolutely against masturbation for whatever reason, then don't do it. However, for the rest of us, consider this extreme example. In "The Mass Psychology of Fascism," Wilhelm Reich said, "Without the suppression of sexuality and the imposition of anti-sexual morality, you could not have an authoritarian government because people would be free from shame and would trust their own sense of right and wrong." With abstinence-only education being pushed and sex toys being outlawed, perhaps Mr. Reich was onto something. 0Q.4Staut~ oerr rw oarn roon Check out our private brews! Naked Ed's Pale Ale, Tail Gator Pilsner Three Merry Widows Pilsner Light __R'NGoUSE -TAVERN 65 North Main Street. Iligh Sprngs 386-454-1288 I American Heart ". Association WE'RE FIGHlING FOR FOU? LrF looki%%org? -semester leases available cornputer lob i.refLt -in Iemnel-readyrooins Li m -fully furnished rooms -one block from rampuis -lunch and dinner, school days -parking included -all utilhiesincluded C~ilegiate|I~ing117 NW 15th Street (352) 377-4269 GAN rill collegiateliving.org back to 5ckl 5ecal, on All services 1 % wit Melanie (oni 20% Wt Jessica (onlg) -resent copuon at csk 226-86)6 CMING)>)SOON.M i.s dapbie LOCATED IN 34TH ST. PLAZA 1630 W. University Ave. (across from Library West) 352-373-4052 Close-ents Sealed In Pinstic CLOSE-OUTS PRE -OWNED with 2-Week cmfort Warranty TWIN SET $49 TI SET $89. IO1 SET $129i FULL SETS $69 EN STS N 49 QUEEN SETS $89 KING SETS 189 KING $ETS S99 STUDENT cErnAL 37 -S 1,T1 AVE FO~RE.T ARK PAi') VIFut OUR NEW startntt,-' SUPERSIZE -, -.99rig SHOWROOM NEXT DOOR0, DOWNTOWN '203 SW I6TH AVE Nee eauin M1ArCRZOSS IVi IN MXII *Not valid with any other discount myspace-cen ZcalIainattress -cauIla mattress! ic-cc'n ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS JAMESATESP@GMAIL.COM Sh Od b WE DEALER SAbtE DA y 1__=2 $ HIt C aJ

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 39 The Hipp offers avant-garde movies, musicals and plays By ALLISON GRINER Avenue Writer Need something different to do on a Saturday night? The Hippodrome State Theatre is the whole package. A stately building located downtown near the Sun Center, its imposing limestone columns harbor an art gallery, movie theater and stage for plays and musicals. Lest you think the Hipp is just your average theater, it is actually listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Before it was a theater, it was a turn-of-the-century federal building that housed a post office and a courthouse. The building still maintains a lot of its original architecturefrom that era. In 1972, six artists created the Hippodrome and they eventually settled on their current venue in 1979. Along the way, the Hippodrome has premiered many original works, including Tennessee Williams' "Tiger Tail" in 1979 and "College: The Musical" this past summer. The 266-seat theatre, located on the second floor, contains a thrust stage, where professional performers are surrounded on three sides by the audience. And there is no shortage of variety. This upcoming year features award-winning musicals and plays such as "Gutenberg! The Musical!," "Woman in Black," "Tick, Tick. Boom!," "Eurydice" and "Shipwrecked!" Tickets to see the main stage productions are $25 to $30, depending on the date, but students can get in for $12 with a UF ID, making the price of high-quality live entertainment on par with a night at the movies. But if movies are your preference, the Hipp offers its own brand of cinema, showing avant-garde, limited-release and foreign films. Plus, the regular price of admission is only $7. On Tuesdays and Sundays, students with ID can get in for only $5. On top of offering a new film each week, the Hippodrome Cinema also holds film festivals that cater to specific interests. If the off-beat cinema is not enough of an attraction, there is also a bar right outside of its movie theater. In addition, the Hippodrome cinema will soon be offering a late movie special. If patrons come to purchase their movie ticket, early, they receive coupons that can be presented to local businesses in exchange for discounts. So whether you are looking for a good deal at the movies or want to take inatbatrical performance, the Hippodrome has something for everyone without sacrificing quality or innovation. Store 101 is Gainesville's premier loc featuring designer toys, hand screene L w tees, unique Bags, accessories, indie books and a huge selection of artwork rTfICi 4oAds Are S Utst 1-75 Exit 368 Head East, County Road 18, 3 miles on left stop by Gainesvile's lal MUSIC CO.' "Serving you since 1954" Guitars, Basses, Amps, Speakers, Keyboards, Pianos, Drums, PAs, Print Music, DVDs and much more. 4 tickets to FL vs Hawaii week of August 23 gest music store! Student Discounts'With u (Sbands and Va Iiscounts also Qvailable) idvw 77nfing starting at $179 Detailing and Waxing fwmvn$ 70 U F (352) 349227 3010 SW Archer Road Ewww.gatorscarwash.com hone 372-5)51 3433 W. University Ave Westgate Shopping Centej BOUTIQUE AND GALLERY 10% OFF with a vaild student l.D Stop in regularly to check out our latest products, newest tees and find out about our gallery shows. 101 N. Main St. Gainesville Fl. 32609 Across the street from the Top Restaurant. Ph. 352-377-7044 Web. Storel~l".net 115 MPG* CELEBRATING 60 YEARS GO WITH THE NAMES YOU CAN TRUST S 4820 NW 13th St. streits.com 352-376-2637 AcidL to miIel m t I YAMAHX ation d

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40, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION E MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Gainesville clubs feature indie, country, hip-hop and more By SHAW PATTON Avenue Writer Thousands of students are drawn to the streets of downtown and midtown Gainesville every night. They come in droves, staggering out of the student ghetto, fumbling their way from the dorms and cruising out from the various apartment complexes that litter this college town. This list serves as only a sampler of the clubs, venues and bars available in Gainesville. More information on local nightlife happenings can be found simply by grabbing a flier in Turlington Plaza or glancing at the overlapping posters on bulletin boards around town. There is always something to do here. Common Grounds Common Grounds is the definitive Gainesville live-music venue, known for bringing big-name, national acts to the college town. The building houses two bars, one indoor and one outside dubbed The Porch. One thing to look forward to is Monday karaoke night. Before the singing starts, the venue serves free beer from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. -a brilliant strategy that gets people loose behind the microphone. Local heroes Against Me! and Less Than Jake are just some of the bands that have frequented this venue. All shows at Common Grounds are 18 and older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Prices for shows and events fluctuate from free to $15. Market Street Pub The place is always packed. Market Street Pub has a unique history that dates back to the turn of the 20th century, when it was mainly a brewery, a tradition which it carries to this day. The pub, located on Southwest First Avenue, is famous for its home-brewed beers and countless taps. It houses both a bar and lounge area, which are easily accessible for those who like to switch between dancing, drinking and shooting darts. The building is like a chameleon and reinvents itself each night with different themes and music styles. There is also live music all week, with a healthy balance of cover bands and original material. Cover is usually free but can be around $5 or $6 for shows. The place is 21 and older most nights. 1982 1982 is a smaller, recently revamped venue that sits on West University Avenue. Both national and local acts perform here. It is an all-ages venue, so do not be surprised if you find yourself wading knee-deep in swarms of high school students. The many great qualities of 1982 outweigh any inconveniences brought on by this mix of demographics. It is one of the closest music venues to UF, save for the unfair comparison of the on-campus Orange and Brew. In the event of sudden bouts of hunger between band sets, both Wing Zone and Checkers are conveniently close and open late. The music is great, and the prices are fair. Admission is usually between $5 and $10. The Atlantic It is the hip, indie place to be at the moment. Located on North Main Street, The Atlantic is the illegitimate brainchild of the people behind No Idea Records, which guarantees that quality music will be played. It has the slick atmosphere of an Italian independent film, with quirky, romantic paintings and knickknacks adorning the walls. By rule of thumb, The Atlantic is a dance club during the week and a live venue during the weekend. Motown and '80s music are among the genres played during the themed dance nights. Cover charge ranges between $5 and $10. The University Club (UC) if nothing else, go here for The Lady Pearl Show. This weekly drag show is hosted by the charismatic Lady Pearl herself and happens every Thursday and Friday night. The atmosphere is comfortable, and the building gives off a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry feel in its construction. The building has three stories, filled with multiple bars, pool tables and balconies. Cover for admission is usually about $5 or $6. The club is located on East University Avenue. The Swamp The Swamp Restaurant, known to many as a Greek hangout and named after the field it sits near, is always jam-packed with students. It gets particularly full on game nights. This restaurant and bar is highly accessible, located right across from campus on University Avenue. The two-story building has a bar on each floor and serves food all day. Gators memorabilia adorns its walls, and there are plenty of televisions to watch Gators sports. Outside, there is a patio and front lawn. The Swamp Restaurant boasts that it is "the number one college establishment in the country." Once the sun goes down, the place is guaranteed to be shoulder to shoulder with people looking to drink $5 pitchers and mingle. 8 Seconds (:08) For the cowboys and cowgirls in Gainesville, there is 8 Seconds. It is the one dance club in this town where full western garb will not stick out like a sore thumb among popped collars and sleek "Night at the Roxbury" dress shirts. 8 Seconds is all about line dancing and is described as "the true country experience." Obviousl, avoid this place if country music sounds like yowling cats to you. The building is hard to miss as it is covered in cow spots. The top floor has pool tables, and the bottom floor has a large wooden dance floor with a beer tub. Fridays and Saturdays have two step and line dance lessons from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays are $20 all you can drink. Cover is $5 to $7. XS XS is one of the more traditional dance clubs and bars on this list. A fairly recent addition to the Gainesville night life, it shares a building with Grog House, Salty Dog Saloon, Balls and Gator City Sports Grill. Friday night is '80s night with $2 pitchers. Dig out your Spandex, and perfect your side ponytail for this' dance party. 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C assif ieds MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds S For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished furnished furnished furnished *SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?* Get your own this fall 2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms FREE Tanning, W/D, 24hr gym PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly Leasing for FALL*377-2777 12-10-74-1 $466 INCLUSIVE! I Month FREE Luxury 3's and 4's Inclusive 3's-$509; 4's-$466. FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D. HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes $520 Located on Serene Nature Preserve 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF 12-10-74-1 Secure your Furniture NOWI 1,2&3 Beds*Free Rent! FREE Cable with HBO'Most Utilities FREE Pool*Hot Tub'Tanning'FC Lab'W/D No move-in Fees! 372-8100* 12-10-74-1 1, 2, 3, 4BRApts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 12-10-74-1 ONE month FREE rent plus more $$!!!. Sign for a luxury 2/2 and receive $720tH Interested in a 4/4? Receive $300tt Mention this ad and receive your $$ and NO SIGNING FEES! 352-271-3131 12-10-74-1 The Crossing at Santa Fe $484 -$509 Gets you all this! Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable & Utilities, W/D, Events, Roommate Matchingl 379-9300 12-10-74-1 FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK OR Get a Dell Laptop OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's $467 for 313's & $557 for 2/2's Sign at Lexington Today! Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever! www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com 352-373-9009 12-10-74-1 -:: 2 BIoCks To UF::Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 8-1808-25-1 2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo 4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet, water incl Move in now or fall. www.ufrentals.com. 8-18-25-1 Walk to Campus! Fully furn bdrm in 4 bdrm condo. Utlil, pool, cable, intrnet incid. Starts @ $400. 904-8597524 8-18-08-54-1 ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACH COTTAGE

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42, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 For Rent -For Rent, For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished a ll unfurnished O unfurnished unfurnished Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wocod!oors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 8-18-08-25-2 Calling all CooksIll We have 1/1s @ $649 with a HUGE kitchen, pantry & breakfast bar! Spacious bedroom w/ walk-in closet! Pinetreegardens.com*3764002 12-10-74-2 Delax$9large one ortwo 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 8-18-08-25-2 *SLEEP IN* *GET TO CLASS ON TIME* Ctose to UF!!! Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning Gated *Alarms Pet Friendly Oxford Manor, 377-2777 12-10774-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-10-71-2 AFFORDABLE 2 BR ACROSS FROM UF "'1 MONTH FREE RENT' "'$0 Move in fees-' '$500 Visa Gift Card' 371-0769 coliegeparkuf.com 12-10-08-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. THE LAURELS APARTMENTS *Sign TODAY, get I MONTH FREE* -onour luxu 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities pius FREE Tanning Gated*Aarms'Pet Friendly 335-4455 www.thelauretsuf.com 12-10-08-74-2 2 BR's now just $730 PLUS One Month Free Great location behind Butler Plaza Pooi*Gym*Clubhouse* Pet Friendly www.spanishtrace.org *373-1111 12-10-08-74-2 Don't Settle Come Home to Cobblestone 2/2 & 3/3 Luxury Apts. Tanning, Pool, Bus stop, Cable, Dog Park & MOREt (352)377-2801 12-10-74-2 Bivens Cove -HUGE Specials for Fatt!! 2BR-$399/person, 3BR-$316/person, FREE TANNING! TWO POOLS! W/D in select units. Call or Come by Today! 376-2507 12-10-08-74-2 Going, Going, almost Gonel Huge 1,2&3 Beds*one Month FREE We love bets!*Cable Full W/D*Tanning*Pool Call Now for Free Internet: 372-8100 12-10-74-2 The BoardwalkCALL FOR FALL SPECIALSHII 1BR-$649, 2BR-$385/pers 3BR-S320/pers GREAT Bus Route, POOL, FREE Tanning! Call or Stop by Today!!! 377-7401 12-10-08-74.2 FREE RENT!! 1, 2 & 4 bed for imm. or fall FREE Alarm*FREE UF Parking Pets Welcome Clawto everything! Call for specials 332-7401 12-10-74-2 *@SPARKING000 Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 8-18-08-25-2 Your Mom wants you to live here 1, 2, or 3 BR *Great Deals* Pet friendly, Gated (352)372-0400 12-10-74-2 Free Rent @ The Polos No move in fees Free Tanning, 24 hr GYM, Game Room, & Free printing W/D, in every unilt www.thepolosuf.com (352) 335-7656 12-10-74-2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE I 2's from $393/person 1's from $529 Quiet community, close to Butler Plaza Hidden Village Apts. 376-1248 12-10-08-74-2 One Month Free! Zero Signing Fees! Luxurious Student Living 2's-$520, 3's-$447 & 4's-$422 Per Room FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, & W/D Furniture, Utility and Internet Pkgs Available! Luxury 2/2.5 Spacious Townhomes 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF 12-10-74-2 AS BIG AS A HOUSE! Huge 4BR TH W/D inc. FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym Call for specials 332-7401 12-10-74-2 FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK OR Get a Dell Laptop OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's $467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's Sign at Lexington Today! Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever! www.lexingtoncrossingunf.com 352-373-9009 12-10-74-2 A LOT for a LITTLE HUGE & COZY 1 & 3 Beds One Month FREE -No move-in fees W/D*Close to campus Call now: 372-8100* We love pets! 12-10-74-2 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 8-18-111-2 ONE-DERFUL Cozy Studios -From $645 Spacious 1/1's -From $825 The Perfect Downtown Location GREAT LEASING SPECIALS Why have Roommates? 338-0002 12-10-74-2 MUSEUM WALK Gainesville's Best Kept Secret Leasing for Fall & NOW! Luxury 2/2 TH FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms Walk to UF *379-WALK 12-10-74-2 WALK TO UF & Save $$$! No Move-in Fees, FREE RENT 2br/1 ba from $770 Wood floors avail! Pets loved! FREE Parking! 372-7111 12-10-08-74-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST 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 12-10-08-74-2 *SPYGLASS @ NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST Individual Leases: Furniture Packages, Inc Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet; Every Unit is an End Unit Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078 www.spyglassapts.com 12-10-08-74-2 ARBOR I mo. FREE RENT 1BR/1BA starting at $655 Close to UF & Shands 2411 SW 35th Pt 866-650-8069 M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2 12-10-08-74-2 ACROSS FROM UF No Move-in Fees! FREE rent! Studios -$499, includes electric! Pets ioved. Wood floors avaiiabie 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 12-10-08-74-2 NEW VISIONS SOUTH LUXURY APTS Walk to UF from sorority row Gourmet kitchen, WID, Tile, Alarm, Spacious, Student friendly design. IBR/1BA $999, 2/2.5 Townhouse $1499 Gore-Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 12-10-08-74-2 SPREAD OUT In 1096 sq. ft of our 3/2! D/W*walk-in cliset*vanity Pool*tennis/bball cts*alarm $945 -just $315 p/person! Pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 12-10-74-2 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 12-10-74-2 1 MONTH FREE 2 BR STEPS FROM UF $0 MOVE IN FEES $500 Visa Gift Card From $445/person FREE PARKING WD Avail*Wood Floor Avail*Pool*Pets Loved CollegeParkUF.com 371-0769 12-10-08-74-2 TWO BLOCKS TO UFI MIDTOWN Studios and 1/1s -$0 MOVE IN FEES **1 MONTH FREE RENT" From $525*371-7777 12-10-08-74-2 MUST SEE Walk to UF classes from your new apt Photos & Virtual Tours on our website Huge 1 BR + Den (over 790sqft) $809* 2BR pet friendly w/ dishwasher $829 New 2/2 wash/dry, balcony $1180 *TOWNHOUSES AVAILABLE TOO* TrimarkProperties.com 352-376-6223 8-18-25-2 *SUN ISLAND APTO *OWalk or Bike to Campusee 1-1 from $560/moOO2-1 from $660/mo www.sunisland.info@@@376-6720 8-18-25-2 Save Gas & Walk to UF! 1brs from $599 -150 ft from UF! $0 move-in fees + 1 month FREE! FREE parking! Pets Welcome! 372-7111 CollegeManor.org 12-10-08-74-2 Sun Island Summer Rates Plus August rent free on two bedroom 1 years lease Aug 08-July 09 1.1 from $560 2.1 from $650 376-6720 8-18-25-2 FREE RENTtttt Studios, 1BRs and 2BRs Steps to UF, FREE PARKING *$0 Move in fees*1 MONTH FREE* 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 12-10-08-74-2 1BR 1BA Garden Apt located @ 3320 SW 23rd St. Close to U.F. & Shands. Bus stop out front. $540. Most pets OK. Mature only. 377-2150 Leave a msg. 8-18-08-75-2 Vaulted ceilings, resort style pool. And more!! Your luxurious 4/4 is waiting! COME IN TODAY and receive a personal check for. $300M!!! 352-271-3131 12-10-74-2 Whispering Pines, brand new units convenient to hospitals and vet school, 2br/2bu, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker, washer and dryer, monitored alarm system, $1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall semesters, ask about 1 mo free! www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2 Visit www.gatorpads.com Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses. Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. for available units or call 284-0316 8-18-08-25-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Walk to UF 1 BR, $425-$785 2BR $575$1000 Gore-Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 12-10-08-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-reafltors.com 352-331-1133 12-10-74-2 Like home Everything you're used to and more! The Polos Luxury Apts. 2 miles to UF www.thepolosuf.com 352-335-7656 12-10-74-2 PET'S PARADISE $550 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW 352-331-2099 8-1808-51-2 Pet Friendly 24 hr fitness & Free tanning No Fees & 1 month Free W/D in every unit Private patios and baths 352-335-7656 12-10-74-2 3BR/3BA condo for rent at ST CHARLES Very luxurious. $2200/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453. 8-18-18-2 APARTMENTS *1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK* Brand NEW & leasing for Fall 08 >From 1080 sq ft/2brs -1633 sq ft/3brs Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly 352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com 12-10-08-74-2 FREE Wii & $450 CASH BACK -OR Get a Dell Laptop OR Rents as low as $437 for 4/4's $467 for 3/3's & $557 for 2/2's Sign at Lexington Today! Don't Miss Out on the Best Year Ever! www.lexingtoncrossinguf.com 352-373-9009 12-10-74-2 2 MONTHS FREE TOTALLY RENOVATED!! 1BR. Villas *No roommate hassles* Courtney Greens Villas 375-3077 www.gremco.com 12-10-74-2 OWalk to UF, 3BD/2BAO 3 Blocks to Norman Hall Historic, Stone Duplex Newly Remodeled WD, HVAC, Pet Friendly $1350/mo 352-375-8256 12-10-74-2 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008E ALLIGATOR, 43 uFor Rent rrn sedt Funrn sedt Forn sed Forn se nfur 9 ~ ih9 pnished lunfunishe~ 81ise Countryside @ The University 1/1 in a 4/4 Unfurnished, $395/mo all utils and internet inc., unit right next to pool 561-582-1031 or 561-718-7637 8-18-08-38-2 Sign today and pay No Move In Fees 3/3's $1299 and 2/2's $1099 Our apartments offer cable w/HBO & Showtime, Internet, 24 hour maintenance, sparkling pool, tanning bed, & 24 hour gym. Call Now for limited time offer! 352-374-FUNN (3966). 12-10-74-2 APTS for rent close to UF! www.merrillmanagement.net Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 xlO 8-29-37-2 ST CROIX APTS 829 SW 5th Avenue 2BR 1BAApts $650/Mo 5 Blks to UF, Central H & Air Laundry Fac. Carpet Pets Allowed. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-30-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. JJL( Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Beautiful 3br/2ba condo avail nowfor $1295/mo-Securtiy Dep $800; unit has firplace, screened porch. W/0 and covered garage. Resident will have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit # T-118. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail 08/08: rent $1350/mo-Security Dep $800: This is an end unit w/ screened porch. Resident will have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit AA-155 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail mid-May: rent $1200/mo-Security Dep $800; Unit w/screened porch and covered garage. Resident will have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit U-124. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW Ith Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 .2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes and villas minutes from UF. Quite and peaceful, $425 Furnished or unfurnished, Easy, low move in. Call Frances @ 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty, The Leader In College Housing 826-08-30-2 Two blocks from campus 2 bed / 1 bath $900 Available Aug.1 Call (352)377-2930 8-18-25-2 Brand New/ Leasing for Aug. Have your own house and live in Gville largest floor plans. Clubhouse w/ pool, fitness, computer study, free tanning. Pet Friendly 2BR/2.5BA sq ft -1,263 3BR/3BA sq ft -1,530 4BR/4BA sq ft -1,794 REDUCED RATES AND NO MOVE IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME Ask About $500 Special! 352-373-7959 www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com 12-10-08-74-2 "WALK TO UF** 3 and 4 bd houses avail for Fall. Starting @ $1500/mo. Call Campus Realty @ 352-692-3800 today. rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-25-24-2 **2 Story Townhouse* Large 2bd/2.5ba unit avail. In Archer Lane. Tryly a MUST SEE at $1200/mo. Call Campus Realty 352-692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-25-24-2 Ht Starting @ $299/Mthbt Individual leses avail for 4bd condos and townhouses. Some units offer utiltiy packages rental.campusrealtygroup.com 8-25-24-2 It LOCATION IS KEY !! Large 3/2 house w/huge bonus room and attached 1/1 studio for $2100/mo. Located just 8 blocks to UF. rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-25-24-2 t by FMfi testby ---Rod goez 1 LANGUAGE: What is another 11ame1 for a Prestidigitator? 2. SCIENCE: What is studied in the science of speleology? 3. MOVIES: Who had the starring role in "Mir. IDeeds Goes 10 Town"? 4 I FUSI ISiS Which presit b mund se vre.~iliou inl the illed forces, 5. F001): What is tile nain ingredient intsalirkraut" 6, HISTORY: Which Meican revoIutionary said. "It is belter to die on yoti feet (Ilan liVe on Your knees," 7. CO1ICS: Who N was editor of the )aily PLInct ill "Sperminin" coniics? S. G G APIY: What body of' wat r lies betl teen t' island of Sardimla and mlainlaild lualy? 9. PERSONAI.ITIE S: What is Yoni Berra's real naei? 10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: Which news anchor wrote the book "The Camera Never IBlinks"? Answers N. Mauiciall 2. CaVc 3. Gar\ Cooper 4.I 1 laryTuma ill 148 5. Cabbage 6. Fiiliano Zapata 7. Perry White 8. Tyrrhlienia Sea 9. Lawrence Peter Berra 10. Dan Rather **GREAT UF LOCATIONS* 2bd/1 bath units avail for Fall All within walking and biking distance to UF. Rents starting @ $650/month. rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-25-24-2 2 bed luxury condos for rent. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, super quiet construction. $1600/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 12-10-74-2 New & Nice! Close to UF 3 bed 3 bath on Williston Rd. Gorgeous home w/everything! Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2 Paradise! Close to UF 5 bed 4 bath on Williston Rd. Many extras, huge property! Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2 AUGUST FREE! CASABLANCA WEST 2 BR 2.5 BA townhouses, w/d hookups, pool, ceramic tile, $815/rent 2735 SW 35th Place #904 Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 BIKE TO UFPWALK TO DOWNTOWN Large 5 BR house in historic Duckpond, wood floors, w/d hookups, $1895/rdnt 406 NE 7th Street Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 MARCHWOOD! AUGUST FREE! 2 BR 2 BA townhouse, New flooring & paint, w/d hookups, Vaulted ceilings, pool, $775/rent 4385 SW 20th Lane Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 WALK TO UFI 3BR 2 BA, new flooring Before move-in! vaulted ceilings, garage, Washer/dryer, $1600/rent, 2624 NW 4th Ave Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 CLOSE TO OAKS MALL! 3 BR 2 BA, New ceramic tile & paint, carport, w/d Hkups, $925/rent, 1410 NW 55th Terr Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 BRIGHTON PARKI 2BR 2.5BA towhhouse, separate dining, high ceilings, Jacuzzi tub, pool, $895/rent, 4415 SW 34th St. #609 Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEsstate.com 8-1821-2 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN! 1st Month FREE 3 BR 2 BA Duplex, wood floors, lawn/water included, Washer/dryer, $1025/rent, 220 SE 8th St #2 Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 BIKE TO CAMPUSl AUGUST FREE 2 BR 1.5 BA townhouseS, Ceramic tile, newer carpet, w/d hkups, $675-695/rent, 3925 SW 26th Terrace Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 ww-TurlingtonRealEstate.com8-1821-2 DUCKPOND! Super cute 2 BR 1 BA house, Carport, CH/AC, w/d hkups, $925/rent 738 NE 8th Avenue Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TuringtonRealEstate.com 8-1821-2 Live Large -Pay Small 4, 5, 6 Br Houses for Summer Sublease Or Year Lease Starting Aug. Close to Campus Call 352-682-7424 8-18-08-21-2 Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable I's from $529 2's from $393/person Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza Pet Friendly 376-1248 www.hiddenvillageapt.com 12-10-08-74-2 WINDMEADOWS *LIMITED TIME SPECIAL!!! Effective 8/1/08 You will pay no application fees! (Normally $35 per person) Washer/dryer included in the Buckeyes and Emperors floorplans Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 3700 Windmeadows Blvd Behind Butler Plaza. 352-373-3558 *Special may be renewed weekly. Check with Windmeadows each week to ensure special is still running. 12-10-08-74-2 THE LAURELS APARTMENTS! Luxury 1/1, 212 and 313 Townhomes NO MOVE IN FEEStIlI! FREE Tanning, Aerobics and Cable *Newly upgraded units* W/D, 24hr gym, Pool, Gated www.thelaurelsuf.com 336'4455 8-18-08-18-2 AFFORDABLE 1BR/1BA OMG! Only $450/mo 3520 SW 20th Avenue Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-15-2 ENJOY YOUR OWN BATH! 3BR/3BA homes off of SW 34th Str Close to UF. W/D incl Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-15-2 1 BLOCK FROM NORMAN HALL 2BR/1BA, 2 story duplex. Wood & ceramic tile floors, updated kitchen, appliances incl W/D, privacy fenced backyard. Pets ok. Reserved parking at front door. Owner pays water $825/mo. Call Carol 352-377-3852 94-08-23-2 Homestead Apartments Aug & Sept free on our 1 BR & 2BR/1 BA $139 moves you in 1 & 2 BDs starting from $699 Please call (352) 376-0828 gremco.com 12-10-74-2 U e a a copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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44, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 For Rent For Rent MIFor Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished ) l unfurnished u furnished a ll unfurnished ) unfurnished Pinerush Villas Aug/Sept FREE $139 moves you in 1 & 2 BDs starting from $539 Please cRI (352) 375-1519 gremco.com 12-10-74-2 Sundown Apartments First month free $139 moves you in Studio apts starting from $499 Please call (352) 377-2596 gremco.com 12-10-74-2 NANTUCKET WALK 2BR/2BA Beautiful end unit, walk to UF. w/d incl. 1 covered parking space Union Properties, Inc. 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-12-2 Near VA, Shands, UF. 2/1.5 with all buses, amenities, patios, privacy yard, park 2. $500-$600 range. Call 386-328-6229 or email moritae@yahoo.com 8-18-12-2 2BR/1BA Summit House, GREAT LOCATION, 1700 SW 16TH CT. Next to MS, VA, UF, all new carpet, bathroom, etc. 2 pools, laundry room. $647/mo. $250 dep. Tel.2620444 8-18-08-12-2 2 blocks to UF* 2br lb -1 5'x20'rooms -2 parking decals washer & Dryer -internet included Only $ 1,000 per month Hurry I call Manny 352-317-4408 204 NW 18 Street-yes,1 bick to Mid Town 7-29-08-8-2 BRAND NEW CONDOS W/GARAGES Luxurious Double Master Suites! 2 br / 2.5 baths, 1 Car Garages. Hannah's Apartments. Close to shopping, 1-75 and convenient to Camps! $1,195/month w/ no security deposit. Call Bosshardt Property Management, Inc. 352-371-2118. 8-25-12-2 GREAT STUDENT RENTALS WALKING DISTANCE TO UF Starting @ $299. Per month Call 352-692-3800 or visit our website @ htp://rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 8-29-08-17-2 Bike 1oUF, NW 3br home on quiet deadend street, wood floors, beautiful great room, 2 car garage, $1550. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 8-29-17-2 Quiet Area Near Duck Pond 2 Bed, 1 Bath w Washer Dryer, Pets OK, $650, August 1st. Call Jeffrey @ 352-2465801 8-18-08-12-2 Available August 1st, 2/1 Downtown for $799/Month PET FRIENDLY. Plenty of parking NO TOWING! Call John at 213-8417 or email JohnOdd24@yahoo.com for pictures and more information, 7-29-08-7-2 BIKE TO UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1550/mo. 1st, last mo & 1 mo SD 376-6183, 352-327-2931 8-29-08-8-2 Great Location near UF Large 3BD/2BA home, w/wd Lawn service, screenes porch 2041 NW 7th Place $1700/mo Union Properties 352.373,7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2 CASABLANCA EAST 2BD/1.5 BA $ 725/mo Pets OK w/fee Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2 GO GATORS! Enjoy ample parking onsite Walk to campus, w/d hookups 2BD/1.5 BA 1433 NW 3rd Ave $975/mo Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2 ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BD/3BA $900/mo Enjoy 2 pools, vollyball & tennis w/d hkup, screened porch Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-11-2. 3BR 2BA Home with Family Room Central H &Air, Washer/Dryer Nice Large Home $1275/mo. 2320 NW 16th Ave Merill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-16-2 AFFORDABLE RENT 2BR 2BA mobile Home, split plan, large living room, w/d hkups, Close to Butler Plaza, $695/rent, 6723 SW 54th Ave Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1811-2 REMODELED! 2BR 1BA duplex, Biking distance to UF, ceramic tile, fenced yard, Pets considered, $650/rent, 2644-B SW 31st Place Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1811-2 1st MONTH FREE! 3BR 2BA, Living & family room, 2 bonus rooms, w/d hkups, fireplace, $1095/rent, 3305 NW 46th Pt Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 8-1811-2 CHEAP RENT! 2BR 1BA, dining room, w/d hkups, CH/AC, courtyard, $575/rent, 535-B NW 26th Avenue Carl Turlingtod Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.TurlingtonRealEState.com 8-1811-2 ExecuticeNew Home never lived in-3/2,only blocks from Shands & U of F. No smoking no pets. 1st and security required. Available Aug. $1900/Mo. Call Gary 352-258-9116 829-08-15-2 $AVE MONEY*$AVE GAS 50 NEW Scooters Availablet! 4BR RMMTE MATCH from $399/mo includes Cable w/HBO Full Size W/D, DW, Pool, Gym, PC Lab & More www.ucommonscondos.com 352.377.6700 8-29-08-15-2 4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUIE 10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceiling, wood floor, ceiling fans, W/D, tons of character. Avail Aug 1st. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1080/mo 1st/last/sec Grant 352-214-9270 8-18-08-10-2 1 BD/1 BA CONDO -GREAT LOCATION Close to campus and Shands. W/D included Huge walk-in closet.$800/mo. AVAILABLE NOW 321-543-8142 bilidodds@earthlink.net8-29-08-14-02 Bike to UF, 3BR/2BA, on quiet dead end street, wood floors, 2 car garage, washer/dryer, & yard care. Nice! $1400/mo. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 352-375-7104 8-18-9-2 HISTORIC DUCKPOND 1BR/1BA $550/mo. in charming, vintage home. Hardwood floors, renovated, large front porch, blocks to downtown. Avail Aug. 306 NE 6th St. 379-4952 8-18-08-9-2 2/1 Historic House 5 min walk to UF. Large fenced yard, pet OK. Washer and dryer provided. 775/mo plus deposit. 716 NW 4th Ave, downstairs. Billconradconstructionatyahoo.c om. or call Bill at 472 9273 8-18-08-9-2 Across from campus, brand new apt.units, 2br/2ba, security, wa/dr, 1185 Sw 9th rd., $1200, 375-0048 8-25-08-10-2 WALK TO SHANDSIUF. Affordable and quiet 2/2 located at Campus Edge. Wood floors, upgraded cabinets, washer and dryer. Call now for special pricing 954-325-6375 8-29-14-2 2BR/1 BA near UF & Shands Large, quiet, very private $695, see www.mamasoes.com/apt for video and photos 9-25-08-31-2 2/2 Condo very close to campus. Fully renovated w/vaulted ceilings & loft-style MB w/WIC. Pets OK. $999. (786) 255-5705, gdxxl@aol.com 8-26-08-10-2 Near UF, available now. 3/2 house with large living area and yard, window A/C, W/D hookups, yard service included, off street parking. 414 NW 10th St. $1000 per mo. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 8-18-8-2 1BR/1BA in golf course community. Newly .refurbished, tile floors, granite counter tops, new appliances, W/D. 11961 Turkey Creek Blvd. 386-462-0994 $650/mo, $500 security deposit. 8-27-0811-2 2BR/1 BA HOUSE FOR RENT 6 blocks from UF, 1 block from Mother Earth. $900/mo 352-215-4880 or 352-281-6640 826-08-10-2 Saint Charles Condominium. 1418 NW 3rd Ave. Luxurious 2 bed/2 bath condo available 8/1. Granite counters, tile floors, tall ceilings, 2 private balconies. 2 blocks from campus. $1200/month. Call Eric Wild 352-870-9453. 8-18-5-2 DOWNTOWN -2 BEDROOM 216 SW 3rd Ave. Wood floors, screen porch, pets arranged. $680/mth inc. water. Call 371-3260 8-18-08-7-2 LARGE STUDIO -UTILITIES INCLUDED Downtown 237 SW2nd Place. Central heat & air, wood floors, screen porch, high ceilings. $675/mth. Call 371-3260 8-18-08-7-2 Horse Barn & Mobile Home: 6 mi to UF, 2 brdroom, one bath, washer/dryer/ screened porch/fenced yard. 10 stall barn,padded stallsautomatic waterers, hay barn, round pen, arena, grassy paddocks. Deposit and references required. CALL 352-376-8792 8-29-08-12-2 2BR 2BA Condo in Timberway Central H & Air, Carpet $800/Mo 3317 NW 51st Terrace Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-12-2 1/2 MONTH FREE! Casablanca East 2/1.5 $725/mo On bus route, close to UFNA/Shands Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2 $400/mo WALK to UF 1BD/1 BA cottage close to Norman Hall. 1 pkg space Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2 We've Rolled Back the Prices! $450/mo 1BD/1 BA close to UF Windsor Terrace Apts. 3520 SW 20th Avenue Union Properties 352-373-7578 8-18-7-2 HARDWOOD FLOORS! Adorable & Remodeled 2BD/1 BA $995/mo W/D incl. Near Norman & Sorority Row Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-7-2 One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small but has it all. All util. pd. $360/MO, unfurnished. Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373 Stop by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 8-29-12-2 $800 2BR/1 BA dwntwn Condo Pets ok. Walking distance from downtown clubs & restaurants. Tile floor, very spacious. Info 514-7204, dasalsero@gmail.com 818-08-7-2 5 BLKS TO UF, 9 or 12 Month Lease Avail. $675/Mo 829 SW 5th Avenue 2BR 1BAApts Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, IncIds Wtr, Swg, Pst Cntrl & Garbage. Pets Allowed. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-18-8-2 $550 2/1 Cottages $650 Lrg 2Bd Cottages Porches & Quiet!t WID hook-ups & Central AC. Historic Downtown. Walk to restaurants, shops, & nightlife. MUST SEEI! Call now 505-9264 rentalworkshop.com 8-18-08-7-2 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex within walking distance to SFCC. Newer unit, tile throughout. WID available if needed. $900.00 per month. Most pets ok. 352359-4619 8-18-08-6-2 Phoenix Apartments (3120 SW 26th Way) 2 Br 1 Ba (freshly updated) apartment, 900 square foot, on bus route UF/Shands. W/D hookups and fenced backyard.2 apartments available ($550-560) 562-2782 or 514-6869 8-28-10-2 LAW SCHOOL -5 MINUTE WALK 3BR/1 BA, cent AC/Heat, carport, garage, remodeled kitchen. $1250/mo. 1st/last/sec. Avail 8/15. 106 NW 25th St. 363-0658 829-08-11-2 $1200 / TOWNHOUSE IN MEADOWBROOKE FOR RENT This is a charming 2br, 2ba end unit townhouse w/ garage on the fairway. Just minutes from the mall, Santa Fe College and UF. Gated community, quiet neighborhood which is great for grad students and families. 1165 Square feet, granite countertops, like new appliances, w/d included if needed, energy star home, security system available, access to clubhouse, exercise room and golf course. 352 538-3952 8-28-08-10-2 NW 39th Ave. Fancy Ig 2/2 + loft (3rd BR). Open, bright, costly laminated wood looking firs. $765-$775. Add new ceramic tile fir. $900. Nice 2/2 gated patio, trees $650-670. On bus rt. Good area. 373-8310 / 219-3937 8-27-8-2 READY TO MOVE IN Today! Rocky Point 1,2,3 Bedrooms 3100 SW 35th Place 352-376-1619 Archer Woods 1,2, Bedrooms 3020 SWArcher Rd 352-373-8727 Country Gardens 1&2 Bedrooms 2001 SW 16th St. 352-373-4500 8-29-08-10-2 oakbrook condo walk to shands/uf move in now very nice 2br2ba has large storage w/dall appliances free parking/water/july,$900/mo 352-281-0733 or 352-284-0316 8-27-088-2 Free 50" Sony HD TV with sublease! Immaculate 2/2 in Lake Crossing. $1050. Huge bedrooms. Large screened patio with lake view. Close to UF and SFCC. 917-6566512 or ddspirou@gmail.com. 8-18-08-5-2 Affordable and cozy remodeled 2brms/1 bath located in Brandywine Apts & Condos on Archer Road. For more info, please call 352-359-0711 818-08-5-2 1 BR apt close to UF $450/mo. Quiet neighborhood. Call 332-8481 or 359-1644 8-29-08-10-2 1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking & no pets. $460 S.D., $460/mo. 562-2824 818-08-5-2 HISTORIC HOUSES 3BR/1BA, high ceilings, porch, wd firs. 923 SE 4th St. near S. Main. $1100/mo. 3BR Bungelow, NE 10th st. oak firs, Irg yrd. $875/ mo. No dogs. sallygville@aol.com 378-3704 8-29-10-2 UF student Looking for roommate. Pref Student. New townhome with wlk in closet. $550 + 1/3 util. Includes all amenities.W/D, cable, int, pool, gym. Call Alex 954-663-8255 or Dan 954-471-8255 8-18-5-2 2BR/2BA Fully Renovated. All new appliances, tile and wood floors, etc. Gated community minutes from Shands/UF campus. Amenities include pool and racquetball court. 875/month 305-992-5375 9-8-14-2 One bedroom Apt in Historic Seagle Building, 7th floor. Great view of downtown Gainesville. Walk to class, walk to downtown nightlife. Washer/dryer, garage parking, storage room avail. Call Bill at 352 472 9273 or billconradconstruction@yahoo.com 8-1808-4-2 1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 818-08-4-2 $625 1BDR/1 BATH CONDO AT THE OAKS walk to mall or North Fla. Medical, bus route available, 2nd floor, good privacy, no pets and smoke free. Call 352-495-7826 or 352226-0220 First months plus $375 Security. 8-25-08-5-2 3/2 house 1 ml from UF stadium 3025 University Ave. Must see layout! Huge screen room on back of house. Fenced backyard. Pets ok. Reduced $1,450/mo. Call 407-353-0564 8-25-5-2 0 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 45 r For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent nfurnished nish unfunrnished 1y f-)nished ufnishe Millpond Tnhs, across frm Gns Health & Fitness, 2/2 fire pl,wd firs,scrn prch,pati ogarage,w&d,pool&tennis cts,near U/F, the Mall, on bus line. Pets ok. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt 352-373-2605. Ready now! 8-25-08-5-2 Lg.2/2 for rent. Bdrms 13x19 Sparrow Condo SW 75th Street dep$700.00/ $900.00 monthly Bus line/Mall/Good schools 262-7979 10-1-08-30-2 2 Urban-Chic Downtown Townhomes w/ hardwood floors, paid utilities, cable, internet, w/d for only $850/mo! Keller Williams Gainesville Realty, 2835 SW 91st St #300, Gainesville, FL 32608 --352.240.0600-825-08-5-2 2/1 Completely furnished, Kit. & appliances like new, custom bath, laundry rm. incl. W/D, parquet wd floors, window treatments. 1 mile to shopping/Shands/UF. Sorry, no pets. Avail 9/01/08. $835/mo. Call Joe 727-423-9463 9-2-08-10-2 1 BLOCK NORMAN HALLU1.5 BLK to UF 3BR/1BTH Living rm, dining rm, wash/dryer, sunroom, parking included, owner pays water 12 ma lease avail-8/1 call 352-224-8460 $1500 9-2-08-10-2 2 Bedroom/2 1/2 bath Condo, upstairs and downstairs, washer and dryer, pool in complex, great condition, internet access included. 518-859-9258 8-25-08-5-2 p G, Anglican All Saints Anglican Church Traditional Anglican Worship Holy Eucharist 10:30 am 8100 SW Archer Road (The Shrine Club) 352-317-5757 wwxw.allsaintsxnec.org Baptist Westside Baptist Church Sunday School and Services 9:15am& 10:45am 10000 W. Newberry Rd. 352-333-7700 x110 westsidebaptist.org Christian Victory Church An upbeat church with focus on college life. Victory UF in Turlington Thurs/Fri 12-2pm. Friday Night Live variety show @ 8pm. Sunday Service @11 10:30am. Call for a ride 352.371.7800 victorychurch.us Episcopal Episcopal Chapel House Chapel of Incarnation www.ufchapelhouse.com 2 weekly communion services, lovely garden, sweet fellowship, holy fun! 352.372.8506 HUGE 2 BR 1 BA Ask about 1 month FREE RENT W/D hookups. Pets OK Walk to Vet School $700 mo. Move in today! 866-747-8314 CMC LLLP Lic. Real Estate Broker Equal Housing Oppty. 12-10-08-74-2 3 bdrm/2 bath, a/c, hardwood floors, large family room, fenced back yard, walk to UF, available now, $1000/mo. 352-877-2399 826-08-5-2 2BR/2BA 1st floor Condo newly remodeled washer/dryer quiet SE area Treehouse Village(on bus-line)Complex has 2 pools and fitness center non-smoking 769/month 769/ security (321) 213-5059 8-26-08-5-2 2BR/1 BA HOUSE Close to Campus W/D $650/mo, Avail Aug. 711 NW 8th St Call 352-215-8744 8-2508-4-2 Ode Evangelical Creekside Community Church Sunday Service 10:30amn 2640 NW 39th Avenue for more information (call) (352) 378-1800 www.creeksidecc.org Jewish Student Centers Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Student Center -Your home away from home. -Friday Night Live! -Services & Shabbat Dinner. -7:30pm Fall Semester -352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave. -(5 blocks north of the stadium) -www.JewishGator.com Methodist University United Methodist Church The Wesley Foundation meeting at the Presbyterian Student Center 1402 W University Avenue Sunday Worship Caf6: Traditional Blend 9:30am Free Breakfast 10:30am Modern Mix I 1:0atn Thursday -The Gathering 8pm ufwesley.com for more info Lovely ENERGY EFFICIENT Home In Quiet Residential Area Brand New Heat Pump / AC unit Extra Insulation Sprayed into Ceiling Almost New Windows Beautiful-Clean-Newly Painted 3BR/2BA NW Gville. 3 mi-10 min drive to UF & 10 min drive to SFCC. Great open floor plan w/custom kitchen, newer appliances & new kitchen countertop, smooth-top range, dishwasher, W/D, fully fenced half-acre back-yard, fully tiled w/large beige marble-like ceramic Spanish tiles throughout house, handsome custom woodwork on all doors & moldings, "Hunter' ceiling paddle fans, 1-car garage. Close to shopping/park. A must see property, Avail on/before Aug 1st. Good references required. $1,095. + dep. 727-465-4166 Professional and / or Grad Student only 8-26-08-5-2 NEW 4BR HOUSE less than 1 mile from UF looking for roomate, $475/mo +1/4 util W/D, sewer, water, inet, cable incl. Available immediately. Call (954) 410-0024 or email jburke@ryanfl.com 8-18-08-3-2 SAVE Money Miami Style -New Tiled 2/2 Duplex vaulted ceiling, central heat, air W/D H/U, close to UF/Mall, Private Backyard $675/mo Call 352-374-4216 for app. 8-2908-8-2 Methodist First United Methodist Church Traditional Sunday Worship 8:25am and 10:55am. All Ages Sunday School Groups9: 45am. Wednesday Dinner ($2 students) and Classes5:30 -7:30pm. 419 NE ist St. www.fumcgnv.org (352)372-8523 Grace United Methodist Church Sunday Bible Study 9:30am Sunday Worship 9:00 & 10:45 9325 W Newberry Rd. 352-332-8770 gracefl.org www.facebook.dj/passport Non-Denominational PASSAGE Family Church www.passageministries.org 352-336-8686 2020 NE 15th Street 8AM & 11AM Sundays, 7PM Wednesdays Prayer & Bible study. 5000 E University Ave. 9:30AM Sundays. Passage is a progressive nondenominational ministry that is word-based and vision driven. Come soar with us! University City Church of Christ Gators for Christ campus ministry -college group meets at University City church on Sundays at 9:30am and Room(s) for rent, walk/bike to uf, W/D, 4BR 3BA house, utilities and cable included, $350 -$550; 352-514-6456 8-25-4-2 2BD/1BA House SW 57th Dr. $1000/mo, 1 st/last/$500 security, 1 yr lease fireplace,fenced backyard, lawn maintenance and pest control included, pets considered. Call (352) 258-1600 or brudekr@cox.net 8-27-08-5-2 2BR/2BATH JACKSON SQUARE CONDO $1500/month. Corner 3rd floor unit with large balcony. Luxury new condo. $1500 deposit. 325 NW 14th St. Sally 352-214-6964 8-26-08-4-2 4/2 HOUSE Close to UF, movies and restaurnats. $1250/ mo. $1000 deposit. Immediate availability. Call 352-284-0740 8-27-08-5-2 FANTASTIC LOCATION! 2BR/1 BA single story duplex. Easy walk to UF & Shands at AGH. $600-$625. First, last, security. 1 year lease no pets, no smoking. Private off-street parking. 494-1188 8-2708-5-2 LARGE 5 BR 3 BA HOUSE NW GVILLE. 10 min to UF; All appliances, W/D, Large private fenced Bkyd, $1200/mo + $1200 security dep. Chris 352-328-6412. No smokers. 8-1808-2-2 Non-Denominational Wednesdays at 7pm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) Presbyterian Faith Presbyterian Church 10Am Worship 9Am Sunday School 5916 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville Phone: 352-377-5482 www.fpc-gnv.org Presbyterian & Disciples of Christ Student Center Open, affirming and spiritually diverse. Taize worship Sun. at 7pm. $1 Dinners Weds. at 7pm. Theology on Tap Tues. Stubbies Pub Downtown 8pnn. 1402 University Ave, 3767539 pdcsc.org Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Nurture your spirit. Help heal our world. Sunday worship and Sunday school: 11:00am 4225 NW 34th Street 3 miles North of UF 377-1669 www.uuf.org For more ifornation on the worship guide contact Ellie Yaciw at Alligator advertising at 376.4482 FIRST MONTH RENT IS FREE! IN IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE VILLAGES QUIET, SPACIOUS, 8 MINUTES FFNMUF 3 BD/ 1 1/2BA Unfurn, Jacuzzi $1050 rho. Pets ok, 1/2 off Sec. Dp. 3523766220 827-5-2 $575.Cute 1 bedroom apartment. Hardwood floors and ceiling fans Located on NW 7th St behind Leo's 706. Close to UF and downtown Cats allowed 904-540-0342 8-27-5-2 IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY Efficient, Clean & Spacious, Wood or Tile Floors, Fenced yards, Close to Campus, Pet Friendly, Reasonable Rates 352-494-8959 *Apartments, Quad Plex: 2 BR/1 BA1BR/1 BA--SWAREA OHouses: 4BR/2BA--3BR/2 BA--SWAREA OCondo: 3BR/2.5 BA, GARAGE-BELLAMY FORGE, NW, 43RD ST. 827-08-5-2 3BR/2BA in Springtree. All appliances, fenced backyard, garage, covered patio. Nice. $1100/mo. $1100 sec. dep. 538-9829. Available Now. 8-29-08-7-2 MILL POND Across from Gainesville Health & Fitness. 2/2 plus loft room, W/D, tile downstairs, carpet up. Pool, tennis, small pets ok. 2.5 mi to stadium. $1000/mo. Call 278-8827 Big rooms and extra storage. 8-27-08-5-2 Golfview home available for visitng professor or family. Abuts UF law school. $1,700 per month. Three bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, swimming pool, fireplace. Fall term available. 378-3855 826-08-4-2 Large II Walking Distance To Campus A duplex apt at Gatorside, 1600 NW 4 Ave. 700 sq ft big, newly renovated kitchen, private deck &entrance. Walk to campus for just $625/mo. Available 8/22 or later. No application fee. For Info, call (352) 371-3836 or email Rentals@EFNProperties.com. 8-18-08-2-2 GREAT LOCATION. $650, 1 BR WITH LARGE STUDY, 1 BLOCK 53YNDS/ CAMPUSSOME UTILS,(352) 376 0080, (352) 284 3873. NO DOGS 9-18-08-20-2 SW 3bdrm/2bth, Ig living rm w/ fireplace, dining rm, screened patio, attached garage, fenced, new carpet. $1000/mth plus security. Call 352-375-7030 or 352-870-7577 Avail now. 8-27-08-5-2 Adorable Vintage Home in Williston -3BR, 1.5 BA, indoor laundry, completely remodeled, backporch overlooking woods, walking distance to town and schools, no smoking or pets $750 mo.(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2 Beautiful home in Haile Plantation 3BR 2BA 2 car garage, culdesac, 1770 sq ft, tiled screened porch, split br plan open with vaulted ceilings, no smoking or pets. $1500/mo. Cali(352)339-0634 8-29-08-8-2 Room for rent in 4br 2 bath home off williston Road. Only 2 miles fron UF and 1.5 miles from 1-75. $295 a month plus utilities Please call 727-430-1490 9-4-10-2 **WALK TO UF/STADIUM** 4BR/2BTH .house avail Aug 11 $1520/mo. Washer/Dryer Wood Floors call (803) 413-8669 8-1 8-08-2-2 Charming 3b/lb House, quiet country setting, close to town (5min to dwtn, 10min to UF). Wood firs, screen porch, cent H/AC, W/D. No smokrs. Avail 8/15. $700/mo, 3756854. Grad student or professional irfd. 8-28-08-5-2 Minutes to UF, Shands VA Hosp & UF horse farm. 4Br/2Ba home open floor plan, screen patio, huge oaks and privacy fenced backyard $1250/mo. Friendly pets ok 262-9131 9-5-08-10-2 Fabulous 3 BD/2.5 BA townhome in/garage. Clean & bright, w/pool, tennis, W/D. Near UF, Oaks mall, and bus line. $1400/mo. Call 352-246-7712. 8-28-08-5-2

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46, ALLIGATORS MONDAY, AUGUST 18,2008 Frrn J! For Ren '13'0n6ates2R mates Room ,mates SPRINGTREE 2BR/2BA, in quiet NW neighborhood, garage; W/D, fireplace, cathe&ar ceiling, A/C & fans throughout, encl. porch, $875/mo + 1 mo sec. dep. ph # 333-1990 8-28-08-5-2 Beautiful 3/3 in Rockwood Villas, you will need to furnish your room. Rent is 400 plus 1/3 utilities. There is a washer and dryer in the townhouse with NEW paint, carpet, tile and Vonces. Please call Lena at 941-3020582 ASAP. 8-28-5-2 2 BR 1 BA Duplex 6 Blks to UF Central Heat & Air $600/Mo 605 NW 13th Terrace Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-6-2 3BR 2BA Home with Family Room Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer, Nice Large Home $1275/Mo 2320 NW 16th Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-6-2 2BR 1.5BA Condo #1005 4411 SW 34th st $750/mo, new carpet, new tile, 1000 sq ft. Pool, Clubhouse, etc Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 8-29-12-2 2br/lba units located steps away from UF at 1215 SW 4th Ave. House is separated into upstairs and down units: tile floors, wooden accented interiors; decaled parking spaces inc. w/rent; access to laundry facilities for residents. $625/mo, Security $650 www.edbaurmanagement.com1731 NW 6 Street375-7104 12-10-74-2 2br/lba at NE Blvd Apts-high ceilings and wooden floors make this unit an excellent student rental: close to dwntwn and laundry facility on site; ample parking; $625/ mo,Sepity $650 www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW6th Street375-7104 12-10-74-2 Across from SFCC-2br/lba has a lot of upgrades in kitchen, good paint job, W/D incl. storage area on bckprch for bikes etc; $650/mo security $800; 3143 NW 79th Ct www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th Street-375-7104 2br/2ba twnhs, loft style-Rockwood Villas #824 SW 55th Terr, Close to Oaks Mall, and on bus route. Unit is spacious and has Ig walk-in closet upstairs; W/d incl; New Dishwasher, screen back porch; pet friendly; $800/mo, Security $750 www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2 2br/2.5 ba twnhs at Haley Forest just west of 1-75, live near all the amenities of Archer Road, also on bus route; unit has only been rented once, almost brand new; has W/D hkps and nice appliances; no pets or smokers; one month FREE RENT w/signed lease; $975/mo, Security $1000 www.edbaurmanagement.com-1731 NW 6th Street-375-7104 12-10-74-2 Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Spacious 3br/2ba units avail now: nice appliancesW/D hkps, AA-155-new paint througbruut; $1150/mo Security Dep $800; This is an end unit w/ screened porch. Unit U-124-$1100/mo-$800; Both units have golf course view; Residents will have access to pool, gym, clubhousre www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 x110 12-10-74-2 RENT REDUCED-3br/2ba 1100 sq ft home in Palmetto Creek; totally new paint, new carpeet'repl; 2 car garg, W/D hkps; fenced bkyrd; MUST SEE; $1000/mo, security $500 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 12-10-74-2 Not Happy With Your Current Living Arrangement? We'll Pay To Cancel Your Current Lease!* 3/2 Campus Edge $1195 2/2.5 Brighton Park $795 3/1.5 House $895 1/1 Duck Pond $575 3/3 Campus View $1750 4/4 Countryside $1300 4/4 Univ. Terrace W. $1200 3/3 Gables $1150 1/1 Campus Edge $770 2/2 Capstone $850 3/3 Downtown $1550 2/2 Hawthorne Reserve $950 DOZENS of Properties Available NOW! Other Move-In Incentives Available Call Today 352-371-2118 or www.BosshardtPM.com *Some restrictions apply. Not all properties qualify. Each property individually owned. Cash value of offer varies by property. Call for details. 8-25-08-2-2 Sub[eases Apartments Sublet & Roommates Browse FREE! www.SUBLET.com 1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300 8-18-149-3 Sublease in the Estates! 1 Br, fully furnished, with private bathroom in a 4/4 with three other girls. Rent is 500/month including utilities, internet, etc. and no deposit! Call 954-7757274 for more information! 8-18-08-5-3 1/1 in a split-bdrm 2/2 at Cabana Beach apts, Aug 23-May 12, $689/mo. NO SEC DEP. $400 off rent. Includes furn, elec, hgh spd intnet, was/dry, cable. They match roommate for u. Call Maureen at 352-281-2055. 8-28-08-8-3 $500.00 CASH INCENTIVE.Great location! on bus route.Archer Rd. Fully furnished private room in 4/4. $425/Mo includes utilities.W/D,pool,Gym. -786-488-8450,786546-4836 9-10-08-15-3 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-10-74-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. Wanted Gentleman to share 2/4 condo w/Ut UF very close Beautiful courtyard & pool $400/rm 352-328-5448 10-16-08-60-4 Lg Room w2 closets in 3BR HOUSE, NW 39Ave, Lg Fenced Yard, Pets OK (<40 lb),Washer/Dryer, $385 +split util. Female preferred 352-283-6100 8-25-08-21-4 Clean, Quiet, non-smoking pre-professional female for 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. Unfurnished. Very quiet neighborhood. $450/ mo + 1/2 utils & internet. Call 561-827-4970 8-18-08-15-4 Seeking students for 3/2 home w/ 2 rooms for rent. 1600 sq. ft. 1 acre lot in Meadows on the Praire. Nice house 15 min. to UF & 20 min. to SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins for pict. 727-224-5847 $550/mo. everything included. 8-18-08-16-4 2 Female roommates needed for 4/4 condo at University Terrace. $385 unfurnished, furnished common area. Call 352.514.3398 8-18-12-4 Female roommates (2) needed to share a new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W of 1-75 w/cable, internet, security alarm. $475/ mo. incl. until. No pets. Call 352-3318794. Avail immediately for summer/fall. 8-18-08-12-4 ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE Near library downtown. $370-$375/rm + utils. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 8-29-08-17-4 Male, grad student, small apt on side of private home close to UF on bus line. One person only, no pets. Cable, patio, clean, quiet. $500/mo. Utilities included. 378-2016 8-29-08-16-4 2 ROOMS One $85/p/w, one $100 p/w. Private & locked rooms. Full cable p/room. Call 376-0384 for all info. 8-18-10-4 1 Bd/1 Bth-Master Ste-In large 2 bd condo w/washer/dryer located in Las Pampas.$450 a month plus shared utilities-$300 security. 256-4542 8-25-08-10-4 SHORT TERM LEASE OK Avail immediately. Perfect for grad/med student. Spacious room w/pvt bath, kitchenette, pvt entrance. In large, quiet home, 5 min to UF. W/D, A/C. $575/mo + utils 352-284-0979 8-25-08-10-4 -:: 2 Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo inct utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $425 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 818-08-7-4 Share 1/2 of big house. 5 blocks from Law School. Private entrance to Master Bed w/ huge shower + walkin closet + private solarium. Beautiful backyard w/ gazebo $600 + 1/2 utilities. 727-492-2529 9-3-08-14-4 Male student to share expenses in 2/2.5BA condo at Haily Gardens condo. Corner of 20th and 42nd St. Move-in ready. $500 + $250 deposit. Call 386-426-1340 or 386-2122422 for appointment 8-29-08-12-4 Female professional / grad student needed in 2BR/1BA off of Tower Road. $325/mo. + 1/2 utilities. W/D. Close to bus line. No smoking. No pets. Please call 352-871-0932 or email femalcomic@yahoo.com. 8-25-08-8-4 Master bedroom with private bathroom at Point West apartments available for $430, including utilities(cable, high speed internet, and electricity). Located on 34th St. across from the UF golf course. Very quite community, great for students. E-mail me at Saundemk@gmail.com or call me at 804267-0690 if you are interested. 8-24-08-1-4 $375 -ROOM FOR RENT! Fully furnished. Water INCLUDED!! Female preferred. Call 352-871-7445 or email mad05@ufl.edu for more info. 8-18-6-4 CLOSE TO UF -Responsible individual to share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. WD, $325/ mo plus share of utilities and security deposit -No pets. Call: (352)-328-4210 or (904)3433680. 8-18-08-5-4 Two rooms for rent in house by Duck Pond. Common areas turn. W/D, DW. Available immediately. Rent $425/mo incl utils & basic phone. $100 deposit. Phone 904-797-5487 night. 904-829-1082 day. Or 829-338-1082. 8-18-5-4 Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv, ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees, wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive, near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 8-18-5-4 1 Roommate needed. Grad student preferred to share a 3/2 house near University and 34th St. $315/mo. Private bath aval. All wood floors, screened porch. 1/3 Utilities. Call Grant at 513.460.0482 8-18-08-5-4 A ROOM FOR YOU Pleasant NE neighborhood near bus -Bike to UF, Walk to Shops -Veg/Vegan female pref $300/mo +$50 util, $50 dep. 352-337-2723 8-18-08-5-4 Roommate needed in 4 bedroom 2 bath house. Close to campus, short walk to bus stops,cable and wireless internet. 450/month plus utilities. Cat (941)713-5081 or (941)7204858 8-25-5-4 Grad Student 1BR in 2BR/2.5BA condo at Greens at the West End next to Tioga. Kitchen, laundry rm, clubhouse, pool, bb & tennis, golf course, gated entry. 10 min to UF. $550/mo incl utils, dep $300 714-697-3655 8-18-08-5-4 1/1 master room ii 2/2 apt. Rent is $365+utils,total about $440/month. Female roommate needed. Apartment is fully furnished, only furniture for room needed. Please call for more details!Ask for Aylen or Teresa. (352)256-6866 & (352)792-5239 8-28-08-7-4 Roomate, own Bathroom, 1/2 of 2BR house $500 +1/2 utils. Call 332-222-0267 9-30-29-4 Handyman Special Disc 4 wk Share 2/2 MH. Furn rm avail now. $200 N/R dep. $400/m $100/wk incl util, laun & cook svc. N/A, N/S N/D. Need car. 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-3666 829-8-4 UF male JR looking for roommate, spacious 2/1 apt, $290 plus share of utilities and security deposit -near SW 34th St & SW 2nd Ave. Call 254-424-8322 8-29-08-8-4 kitten and 2 cool cats need 3rd human for 3bd/3ba. awesome digs!: washer+dryer, highspeed internet+cabletv, great'neighborhood @ rockwood villas. $550/mo for everything! call steve@3862998366 8-26-08-5-4 LARGE 34' 14' BEDROOM in 4/2. Cable and internet included. Quiet neighborhood, on bus route, un/furnished, washer, dryer, deck (great for entertaining), parking, large yard, pets ok. $450/month (352)283-2005 8-29-08-7-4 W ~ ~ W -4 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers AAT A A

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 47 Roommates Roommates Roommates Real Estate Furnishings NS Female. On bus rte. Laundry facility. Close to UF. $230/mo. Incl util. Jane -8716065. Move-in immediately. CLEAN CATS OK 8-25-08-3-4 1 or 2 Female rmmates wanted by UF student to share 3bd/2 ba, furn house in NE Gville's. IRONWOOD GOLFCOURSE VILLAGES $455 util incl. 1 month free! 3523766220 8-27-5-4 Very nice room for rent with large bathroom in a 2 bed/ 2 bath. 5 Blocks from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. House has W/D, fireplace. Perfect for UF students! Call Patrick at 352682-9342. 8-29-08-7-4 3 rooms in 4br/2ba home near NW 27Ter & 62PL for Female grad/professional students. $400/mo includes utilities, Internet & office. 863-612-0548 www.gradschools.org/uf 829-08-7-4 ROOMMATES Someone to Keep You Entertained If you hate boring roommates, let me move in. I love pay-per-view movies, sports packages and hot entertainment and I'm always ready "On Demand." I also like to play online. Sure, I'm fast, but you can handle me. Sign up for Cox Digital Cable, High Speed Internet and Digital Telephone. cox.com/gators 8-18-2-4 ROOMS IN SUNNY DUCKPOND HOUSE 2 of 3 rooms available. Owner travels a lot, will take other one. Pvt entrance & bath available. Very large room. Kind mellow pad. Discounts for practicioners of yoga, meditation, or selfless service. Great space for gardening, dance, study. Applicants must be clean, responsible, financially stable & very honest. Self-centered need not apply. Call 374-7038 8-18-08-2-4 OXFORD TERRACE I CONDO ONLY 3 BLOCKS TO UF CAMPUS Female for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Fully furnished, W/D, cable/internet. 1 yr lease. $550/ mo + util. 954-937-8080. 9-5-08-10-4 ROOMMATES Safe convenient neighborhood, NQ 11th Ave, 7 min to UF or downtown. New central H/AC, new kitchen and W/D. Must see. 6' fenced yard, deck, 40' swimming pool. $425 to $450 per bedroom plus sec. Call Mr. Kristoff 352332-5030 8-18-08-1-4 CLOSE TO UF -Responsible individual to share beautiful 4BR/2BA house. WD, $325/ mo plus share of utilities and security deposit -No pets. Call: (352)-328-4210 or (904)3433680. 8-29-08-6-4 Las Pampas. Large 1bed/1bath able in 2/2. $450 + 1/2 utilities + sec. Great location, W/D, community pool, no pets. First and Sec. moves you in. 352.256.4542 8-28-08-5-4 Engineering junior, clean, quiet, looking for same. 2 BR/1 BA, 1 blk from Shands. $400/ month + 1/2 utilities. $200 deposit. No pets, 12 mo. lease. Call 352-843-0220 9-5-10-4 I 1 E 1 2BR/1 BA available in 3BR/2.5BA townhouse in the Hawthonre Reserve. Clubhouse, pool, tennis courts & much more! $900/mo or $450/rm. Includes all utils w/$100 electric cap. Call 954-328-8421 9-19-08-20-4 5 Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373-Find SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 8-18-25-5-5 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. 8-18-25-5 CONDO-CLOSE TO UF. 2BR/2 1/2BA. ALMOST NEW. TILE FLOOR, WASHER/ DRYER, ETC. $148,000. INCLUDES 42" PLASMA TV. CALL 1-321-217-4145. 8-29-08-30-5 MALLORCA SQUARE Affordable, luxurious & beautifully built to last. New 2Br 2.5Ba condos w/garages close to UF Law School. Phase 1 sold out, so don't wait. $159,900. Call Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc 352-494-6420. 8-18-08-25-5 CONDOS W/GARAGES Double owner suites, 2.5 baths, 1 car garages. Hannah's Condos is close to Shands Hospital and UF. Shopping, restaurants & 1-75 just down the street. $159,900. Call Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 352-4946420. 8-18-08-25-5 Brand new luxury condos starting at $288k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 12-10-74-5 Chase Hfofow Condfomniniuns AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551 8-18-16-5 Downtown Sun Center Club & Retail space available McGurn Management Company 352-372-6172 Ext. 2 8-25-08-7-5 ders I .3 / Bring your horse or your boat. 5 beautiful acres, all fenced, with small block home, all new kitchen, bath, floors, CH&A, screen porch, pole barn/garage. Chiefland, 35 mi to UF. Only $118,000. Owner 352-493-2645. 8-18-08-5-5 Spacious, attractive 2/2 Green Leaf condo. Master suite with study in loft, 2 story living room w/ dining room. 2nd BD & BA downstairs. W/D in util room. By owner $85,000 281-9406 or 378-7715 8-29-10-5 ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS! STOP LOSING EQUITY! ACT NOW! Call before it's too late! 1-866-321-5315 ATTENTION STUDENTS!!! Wat ti GRADUATE RICH or with student loan clebts? Be start, call 1-866-321-5317 New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2 baths, granite counter tops 2 car garage, CBS on nearly 1 manicured acre just minutes from UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824 9-5-08-10-5 New Home for Sale. 3/2 with study, 2 baths, granite counter tops 2 car garage, CBS on nearly 1 manicured acre just minutes from UFL in Williston. 305-978-4824 www.hinthint.net 9-5-08-10-5 aFurnishings BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 8-18-08-25-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$90 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-18-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-18-08-25-6 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. 8-18-08-25-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 8-18-25-6 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 8-18-08-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 8-18-08-25-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 8-1825-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6 '*BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516 8-1 8-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 8-18-25-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic piliowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 8-18-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. .8-18-0825-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6 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 8-18-25-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 8-18-25-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand newly Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6 FURNITURE & THINGS Buy & Sell. New & Used. Wed-Sat 10-6 Corner of Waldo & Univ Ave 22 NE 11th St. 381-5577 or 283-3080 8-25-08-21 WIFE RAN AROUND All over town, looking for the best deals on furniture and bedding. She found them at Dumas Discount Furniture and Bedding 1201 East Univ. Av 352-371-4422 12-10-08-74-6 6pC Bedroom Set Can f4J Q Several styles, several colors! Never id! 352-264-9799 9-3-08-10-6 2 PC Mattress SetALL Brand New in Plastic w/ warranty! $199 352-372-2048 9-3-08-10-6 Brand New Sofa & Loveseat Set w/ full warranty 352-372-2048 $599 9-308-10-6 Corner desk set with hutch, free-standing bookshelf, file, and executive chair. $125; Black metal queen futon. $125; glass-top metal breakfast table with four matching chairs. $75. 332-7464. 8-26-5-6 Futons, Bi-folds & Chairs $100-$250 -Lightly used -Remodeled Call 339-4288 8-25-08-3-6 GE side by side refrigerator/freezer, ice dispenser, excellent condition. $300. Manual available. 372-6658 8-26-3-6 computers CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS Working or not, Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 8-18-25-7 C m P E R 8-18-25-7 Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount wi/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.GatorlandComputers.com 8-18-25-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-10-08-72-7 COMPUTERS The Ultimate Upgrade's a Call Away Turn your computer into the ultimate online machine with one call. Sign up for Cox High Speed Internet for the area's fastest online connection -up to 12 megs a second. Email, Web space, spa blockers, anti-virus, the works. cox.com/gators 8-18-2-7 Biycyces 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 *-91 SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 8-18-25-9 -For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sen-to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 5-5382181. 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48, ALLIGATOR N MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 SFor Sale Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos Help Wanted Help Wanted UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, Wputers, printers, vehicles and more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: http://www.surplus.ufl.eduL/online/ 12-10-08-99-10 Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As spaces become less available and more expensive, for $50/mo you can have a decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at 1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented by thecester to accommodate students and faculty alike. For more info, contact: www.edbaurmanagment.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-10 Restaurant Equipment new & used, One Fat Frog, 407.936.2733, info@onefatfrog.com 8-27-15-10 CBproadsBest ebooks and software on the planet, educational, inspirational, financial, and extra-curricular activities. Instant downloads at: www.infodownload.ws 8-26-5-10 PARKING SPACE FOR RENT 1117 SW 7th Ave, 1123 SW 7th Ave, 922 SW 7th Ave. $720 annually. 372-4903 829-08-6-10 Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As spaces become less available and mor3e expensive, for $50/mo you can have a decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at 1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented by the semester to accommodate students And faculty alike. For more info, contact: www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 12-10-74-10 Motorcycles, Mopeds 000000 SCOOTERS 00000 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 12-10-08-74-11 ****474ew Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 ww/.NS4L.com 8-18-08-21-11 ***GatorMoto*** We will be moving to our new state of the art facility the end of July! We're currently having a HUGE moving sale from our temporary location! New scooters starting at $999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 3766275 GatorMoto.com 8-18-08-25-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avaii $19.99 oil changes!! 336-1271 8-18-08-21-11 ***www.BuyMyScooter.com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 8-18-08-21-11 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 some knom hom to treat our customers! 376-6275 8-18-08-25-11 OMOTORCYCLES / SCOOTER SERVICE* TUNE UPS, DIAGNOSTICS, ENG WORK, VALVEADJ, TIRES.'WE DO IT ALL" rpmmo#t'rcycles.com OR CALL 352-3776974 518 SE 2nd St. GVILLE 8-18-26-11 SWAMP CYCLES New location -Closest to campus. Scooters-Service-Pickup-Parts-Acces more! 633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com 12-10-74-11 BRANDIEW 50 CC SCOOTER $1100.00 CASH OH YOU CAN PUT $750.OODN AND PAY $100.00 A MONTH.80-114 MPG,47 MPH (904)525-6716 NIKKI 8-26-08-5-11 2002 Suzuki Hayabusa, $4000, FATTIRE KIT 240, Mileage 11000, Engine Size (cc)1300 Colour Gold,Dyno 175 RWHP, Custom RC componets huligan rims, front(17inch) & back(18inch) Contact info:206-202-7313 or jeniferpasic@hotmail.com 8-29-08-7-11 M IIAutosI FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR* ORunning or not!l *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 10 yr svc to UF students *Call Don @ 215-7987 8-18-25-12 CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-10-74-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 12-10-08-74-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEWS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-22-72-12 JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY! 00 FREE 0 FREE FREE* FREE*** MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY! CALL DON 215-7987 8-18-25-12 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 8-18-25-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For any cars or trucks. Running or not. Clean or wrecked. Segovia 352-284-8619 8-18-25-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973 8-18-16-12 *****ATTENTION***** 00000SUN CITY AUTO SALES***** WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS! 300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999 12-10-05-74-12 I BUY CARS Anywhere, anykind, anytime. Let me buy your problem. Cash on the spot. Call 352-278-9347 8-29-8-12 2007 MUSTANG 2 DR COUPE $15,995 30K miles 4.OL/6cyl, 5 spd auto, blk w/ grey cloth interior CD, A/C, tinted glass, excellent cond, 1 owner/seller 336-2006 818-6-12 1994 Toyota Corolla Its a great car. Sched. maintenance. 103 K mi. Tan 4drAc/Heat New brakes No problems Asking $3200 Call 2311962 8-27-08-4-12 MF Wanted, LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 1210-74-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-1008-74-13 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. 8-18-08-25-13 NEED CAD DRAWING OF DOME STRUCTURE, www.floridadomes.com. Tom 352-481-3322 8-29-08-9-13 A 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 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. 12-1074-14 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 12-10-0874-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, Training Provided Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 12-10-08-74-14 Political/Commercial Call Center Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential. 352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 1210-74-14 PARADIGM PROPERTIES Leasing Specialist, PT Sales & customer service exp. .EOE, DFWP 352-375-2152 x301 Apply online at: www.teamparadigm.com 12-10-74-14 DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr. KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr. CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442 12-10-74-14 INSIDE SALES PEOPLE For a major telecom company. Flexible hours. PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus. EEOC. 372-2051 8-18-25-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$ Best part-time job you'll ever have. NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St. 352-378-9204 8-18-08-25-14 PARK PLACE CAR WASH Now Hiring FT & PT positions available. Great environment. flexible hours. Apply in person 7404 NW 4th Blvd-Across from Home Depot 8-18-08-25-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Scheds! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now! 12-10-74-14 If You're Not Earning $500 A Day Part Time, visit www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 12-10-08-74-14 SALES AND MARKETING We are expanding and seeking self starters, must be $$$ motivated, team player, ready to produce large result NOW! Call 800-294-4186 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 8-18-08-23-14 Cleaning Jobs All Around Cleaning & Laundry FT/PT Sun-Fri 12pm-7pm $7/hr Call 256.3323 for more info and interview 8-18-08-23-14 Graphics and Web Design internships available at 352 Media Group. Email jsasser@352media.com for more info. 825-08-18-14 Web Design and Programming internships available at 352 Media Group. Email jsasser@352media.com for more info. 825-08-18-14 Advertising and Marketing and Project Management internships available at 352 Media Group. Email jsasser@352media.com for more info. 8-25-08-18-14 Why Wait To Graduate? Earn While You Learn! $8000-$12000 very flexable, 20 openings CALL NOW! 1-800-631-2648 92-08-20-14 Career Opportunity! Business Owner Seeks Leaders And Trainees, 15-20 Hour Weeks, Get Paid What You're Worth! 1-800-783-2614 (Leave Message) 9-2-08-20-14 Hardworking UF and SFCC students wanted for part time employment. Apply at The Gator Shop 1702 West University Ave or call 3765191. Game days required. Serious inquires only. 8-29-17-14 Five Star Pizza is now hiring delivery drivers and pizza makers. Great work environment, great pay and flexible hours. Apply in person at 600 NW 75th ST 333-7979 8-18-12-14 Healthy Food, No Grease, Great Pay! Subway is now hiFing Sandwich Artists and Team Leaders for all shifts for its new Shands Hospital location. Vacation time, meals, and flexible schedules in a busy but laid bark environment. Apply at Subway in Reitz Union, fax to 275-5725, or email to 8-28-30-14 dcfoods@gmail. com 8-18-08-12-14 opportunity to STAND OUT in the crowd! To compete in today's job market, you need experience. The Alligator offers students just like You that opportunity. As a sales intern or representative, yOu will gain valuable sales experience through personal contact with clients. You Will learn the media business from a hands-on perspective. If you can work Summer and fall semesters, come see what makes us a reflection of your college market. You must be enrolled in classes. Let the Alligator be your first step toward a successful futureCall Brad or Rose, 352-376-4482, if you have any questions. --------LHere's an p

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 49 Help WaWand Help aWanted Help Wanted Help Wante TIRED OF WORKING RETAIL? This is your chance! Prof real estate co. Hiring for PT & FT Sales & Customer Service. Need outgoing, customer-friendly attitude & previous sales exp'. No real estate exp req; no cold calling. Training provided. Bonuses & benefits packages. Fax/email resume, cover letter & avail schedule to 352-376-6269 hr@trimarkproperties.Com 8-18-12-14 *Dancers Needed* for adult entertainment company. Make $1000+/wk. Flex 6ched. 378-3312 8-1808-11-14 Morning NANNYASAP $$ Mon -Thurs 9-2, now thru Spring ADORABLE 2 YR OLD + cat Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resumepic, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 8-1808-11-14 Afternoon NANNIES NEEDED ASAP start at 12pm, 1pm, 2 pm 5 days/wk thru Fall; good $$$ Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resumepix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 8-1808-11-14 MIW/F or T/TH all day NANNY must be avail thru fall & spring Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume, pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 8-1808-11-14 Medical/Front-desk Assistant P/T & F/T position available for busy medical office. Experience preferred with medical and/or anatomy terminology. Resume required. Call: 352-264-0094. Fax: 352-377-4816. 818-08-10-14 PT/FT teachers needed for high qualityplay based child care center. Paid holidays & medical insurance for FT. AA/CDA preferred. Low ratios & friendly atmosphere. Email us at HTCCC@holytrinitygnv.org 8-25-08-9-14 DOMINO'S PIZZA Now hiring future managers. 8 locations serving Gainesville 352-283-0077 8-1808-8-14 1 MOST WANT Jaysion Van nostrand White Male (DOB 04/29/87); 5'09", 165 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Felony Violation of Probation Warrant for Grand Theft AL.ACHUA C OUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP BARN HELP NEEDED in exchanges for boarding or lessons at 1st class hunter/ jumper facility. Different shifts available. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Please call 352-359-4149 8-29-11-14 PART TIME CAREGIVERS Private home. Only students in healthcare professions. $12/hr. Call 339-6976 8-1808-6-14 VIDEO TECH SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS ADMINASST NETWORK ASST SALES CONSULTANTS PROOFREADER TECH SUPPORT PAINTER Full and part time positions. Send resume to hr@gteim.com www.gleim.com 9-8-08-15-14 Office Assistant FT outside/inside, passion for language & fitness. Avid reader, interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency. Buttock buster. Eye for detail. 1+ yr. Resume to 626 NE 1st St, 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 8-18-08-5-14 THE BAGEL BAKERY Looking for lineworkers. Pay $7/hr. Come by to fill out application 4113 NW 16th Blvd. Phone 384-9110 8-18-5-14 Hiring operator for 24 hour call center. Customer service and computer skills a must! Fax resume to 376-9202 or email to info@cpss.net 8-18-08-5-14 WANTED: COE Student for child care Wonderful 3 year old boy Mon.-Fri. 1:45-5:30 Needs pick up from Hidden Oak ESE Program Call: Jenna Snyder 352-262-8113 8-1808-5-14 TCBY in the Tioga Towne Center now hiring PT & FT positions. Smiling, eager workers apply in person please. 332-8896 8-18-5-14 Amazing Marketing for the ambitious only. Many perks including I-phones and major incentives. Please send resume and photo to MarketingEG1@gmail.com 8-18-5-14 Housekeeper part time close to campus, $10/hour. Please email references to: housekeepinggainesville@yahoo.com. 818-08-5-14 Copyited Mate,,ral Available from Commercia N-s Providers DOMINO'S Now hiring Delivery Drivers -$12-$16/hr. You need a great attitude & dependable car. Hiring lunch, dinner & late night shifts. Our closing drivers earn $100 per night. Apply @ any of our 8 location or @ gatordominos.com/jobs. 8-18-08-8-14 Work on Campus! Gator Dining Services, located on the UF Campus, is now hiring! We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay, employee meals and a great working environment. Apply online today at www.gatordining.com EEOC/ Drugfree Workplace 8-29-08-12-14 Teachers Needed Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking applications from reliable, creative & loving individuals who enjoy working with children. info@imaginelearningcenter.com 8-29-0812-14 Do U like gourmet COFFEE? I'm looking 4 energetic, very motivated people 2 sell gourmet coffee 2 restaurants, coffee shops, etc. (Web site: www.honduras.net) By commission. Tel 352.262.0444 9-26-08-29-14 TGR INVESTMENTS is looking for *Full time employees, both male & female. OStarting pay $8/hr. *Apply Mon-Fri, 10-5 @ 1031 NW 6th St., Suite A-3, Gville. 8-25-5-14 WINDOW BLIND INSTALLERS Needed PT for independent contractor. Please call 352-339-4600 9-5-08-13-14 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. 8-29-08-9-14 Bartenders & Servers Do you like pool halls. JP GATORS BILLIARDS is now hiring forfall. Experience preferred but not required. Some days required. Apply at 1605 SW 13th St. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 8-18-08-4-14 Ben & Jerry?s & Bourbon StreetCoffee Co. are seeking outgoing, motivated individuals with their own transportation. Must thrive in a fast paced working environment and appreciate cleanliness and organization. Email resumes & class schedule to jen@gainesvill esbesticecream.com. 8-18-3-14 CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your own time & pace in your own home! To get program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For online program visit www.lapcnatraining.com Getstarted right away! 12-10-72-14 RECEPTIONIST/SALON COORDINATOR PT, Wed & Fri: 2-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm. Available immediately. Call Lisa 352-2585566 8-25-08-5-14 CERTIFIED MECHANIC NEEDED! Own tools, experienced only. Great starting pay! Must be dependable. 352-338-1999 8-25-5-14 DRINK SELLERS NEEDEDHIMtt All Gator Home Football Games. Join-the excitement and make money too! Here's how. Attend a sign up meeting in the South End Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, enter at gate 2, on Aug. 16th or Aug. 23th at 1Oam. You must have a Photo ID and $7.50 to purchase required shirt. call (352) 375-4683 ext. 6500 8-27-08-6-14 WAREHOUSE STAFFIl FT/PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job for students! Will work around Class schedule. Apply at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next To the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-27-08-6-14 EVENT SUPERVISORStt PT Supervisors needed. days, nights weekends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-27-08-6-14 Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra cash? We are now hiring notetakers for summer & fall. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com 8-29-08-9-14 Medical Assistant Dermatology Practice has an opportunity for Full-Time and Part-Time employment. Excellent Benefits and Competitive Salary. Excellent Opportunity for Physician Assistant Applicants. Please send resume to fscds2008@yahoo.com 8-25-4-14 NANNY. Childcarehousekeeping,errands.AlI UF football games.Good pay. All day MonWed. Afternoons Tues,Thurs,Fri. Email phykcr@bellsouth.net. 8-18-08-3-14 Animal Care Technician to work family business on reptile breeding farm. Must be responsible and dependable. PT/FT, start at $6.80/hr. Send resume to bos@repster.com 352-495-3075 8-29-7-14 HELP WANTED Make Money By Watching TV OK, so you won't make money watching TV, but it doesn't have to cost you much either. Upgrade to Cox Digital Cable (now with On Demand) for around $1 0/mo. Add a Digital Video Recorder and record your TV classes. That could help you get a job someday! cox.com/gators 818-2-14 Kind, loving nanny/childcare person 0 At my office in Oville &or my Aachua home. Flex bin. mornings, afternoons some evenings. Darling 3-mo old girl. Refs req'd, own trans. Salary negotiable. katiegator@aol.com 8-25-08-3-14 HAIRSTYLIST TAIL TECH Positions available. Upscale salon. NW section. Available immediately. Call Lisa at 352258-5566 9-30-08-28-14 SERVERS Experienced & friendly. Aply in person between 3 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS'S, 606 NW 75th St. 8-27-08-5-14 *IT/Programming Internship. Local investment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,. and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax resume to 352-378-4156.* 9-30-08-28-14 Office Manager position available at 352 Media Group. Administrative, collections, Quickbooks experience a plus. Email resume to carolinec@352media.com .9-19-0820-14 CALICO JACK'S now hiring experienced cook, front of house supervisor, back of house supervisor, bartenders, servers & shuckers. Apply in person calicojacks@bellsouth.net, 371-1675 8-2508-2-14 WANTED: HOMEWORK TUTOR FOR A MALE STUDENT GOING INTO SEVENTH GRADE AT OAK HALL MIDDLE SCHOOL. BETWEEN 4 AND 5 DAYS A WEEK. TIMES ARE WHATEVER WORKS FOR THE STUDENT AND TUTOR. CALL DENISE ELLIS 352-318-0447 8-26-08-3-14 Full-time prep cook needed to cook for large group in a fraternity house. Exp is a plus, will train. No weekend or holiday world required. $7.50/hr. to start with the possibility of a raise after probation period. Must be able to start 8/18 background check required. Fax resume to 352-379-9398 or email fratmgmt@gmail.com. 8-18-08-1-14 Caregiver needed for 25 yr old disabled girl. Must have your own personal low-profile vehicle (ie, no SUV?s). Must be a UP student and be in good physical condition. Houms: Every Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. $10/hr. Luxurious work conditions. Call Jerry at 3771306. 8-28-08-5-14 Health & Fitness Join the Gainesville Health & Fitness Team! Please join us on Wednesday, August 20 between the hours of 10am-3pm to find out how to become part of our team. We will be accepting applications during this time. We look forward to meeting you!! Located at 4820 Newberry Road 8-18-1-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring! All programs, All levels. Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Tumbling, Dance, AfterSchool, RockWall, Office, Cleaning/Maintenance, Drivers & more. Applications available online at www.suncountrysports.com. Fill one out today and bring to either location. 8-29-08-6-14 PART TIME WORK HOME & OFFICE Students only. $9/hr start. Weekends and weekdays. Mowing experience preferred. Tel 352-591-3000 8-29-08-6-14 LANDSCAPER for commercial properties needed FT. VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE & CLEAN BACKGROUND A MUST Exp preferred. Call 352-222-1904 9-30-08-27-14 $10/hr -Office Asst Flexible hours Apply in person M-F 7:30-8am Jackson Stoneworks 1111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL 8-18-08-2-14 NERO'S PIZZA AND PASTA Now hiring experienced servers & counter staff for FT & PT positions. 5240 NW 34th St. across from YMCA for interview. 9-1215-14 The Honey Baked Ham Co & Cafe is now hiring for sandwich prep & production. Approx 20-25 hrs $7/hr starting pay. Apply in person 618 NW 60th st (Behind McDonalds on Newberry Rd.) Call 331-1253 8-18-08-1-14 Do You Want To Earn More Money? A COUMPUTER Is Required To Start! FREE Info! Call Now! 866-654-5758 8-28-5-14 NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakers and Editors Fall 2008 apply online at www.SmokinNotes.crm 8-29-08-11-14 YARD WORK SW GainesVille. FLEXIBLE HOURS. Call Myriam 372-2707 8-28-08-5-14 OFFICE CLERK PT friendly office: Data entry, typing, phones, cust svc, computer exp & multitasking. Must be willing to learn. Flex hrs. $8.50-$11/hr. DFWP Call Myriam 372-2702 8-28-08-5-14 PERSONAL ASSISTANT Shadow Executive Mom: office work, assist cooking healthy meals, hous'ieeeping, etc. Meals provided on work days. Flex hrs. $8.50-$11 DFWP Call Myriam 372-2707 828-08-5-14 THE RED ONION NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL Now hiring motivated, exp line cooks. Please apply in person, located in Uptown Village at Townsend, NW 39 Ave, 3885 NW 24 Blvd. 8-29-6-14 Sales support admin FT $8-12h Support order process, track & expedite. Great fast-paced work environ. Located in G'ville. email cpowers@e-techservices.com 8-2508-2-14 PREMIER PRODUCT I ONS Now Hiring Full Time Internship Positions Business, Marketing, Finance, Field Experience Customer Service Reps, Order Processing, Sales Assistant, Account Executives (Exp Req), Managing Accounts with: Student Organizations & Corporate businesses. Send Resumes to jobs@premierparties.com 3F services IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Muredes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, 'issan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-10-74-15 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 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175 everglade-equestrian.com 8-18-25!15

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50, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Services Services Heervices s Event N Rides Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training Services can get you certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 3381193 f6rt'netails. expresstrainingservices.com 12-10-08-74-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-18-25-15 TLCNORSEBOARD All facilities & amenities, quality instruction; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 8-18-25-15 **GATOR MOVING & STORAGE ** Local and long distance moving One item or a housefull 10% off with this ad! FL Reg MI 19 Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766 12-10-08-74-15 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) 8-18-25-15 HORSE BOARDING 12 x 12 stall in cement block barn. Good grass turnout with room to run! Only 3 stalls available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions. 8-18-08-25-15 Need Your Gutter/Roof Cleaned? Call Steve "The School Teacher" Very Fair $. Lic/ins. 352-377-7086 8-18-25-15 TRAFFIC TICKETS Sharon Ruth, Esq. 352-494-8848 8-18-08-14-15 IMMIGRATION LAW Marriage Visas -Employment Visas Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 8-18-08-14-15 MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR First hour free. 10 years of experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 8-18-12-15 HARD DRIVE DATA RECOVERY Certified Data Recovery Professional Experienced, Professional, Honest, Fast Most Recoveries for $299 FLAT FEE Chuck@DataTriangle.com 352-231-3300 11-20-08-72-15 SAVE up to 50% ON almost EVERYTHING you buy. snipurl.com/myworldsavings 9-11-14-15 Health Services All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-10-74-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 8-18-25-16 ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486) Student Discount. Bread & Roses Women's Health Center www.breadroses.com 352-372-1664 8-18-25-16 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. 8-18-25-16 M 1 Personals ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) FLASHBACKS Buys and sells modern casual clothing. 509 NW 10th Ave. 375-3752. We pay cash. Open 10-6. We buy till 5. 8-18-25-18 *Family Chiropractic* Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 8-18-25-18 SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES University Opticians 300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480 12-10-08-74-18 PERSONALS Up All Night With Someone Special? Well, if you accidentally overslept and missed a TV class, don't worry. With Cox Digital Video Recorder, you can record TV classes and watch them on your schedule -even pause and replay live TV. Enjoy other great shows whenever you want with On Demand. cox.com/gators 8-27-5-18 I tonnUDon Want to make a connection? Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Have an ice cream! Join us at Sweet Dreams Wed Aug 20 between 6-9pm at 3437 W Univ Av. near Grandy?s on 34th Str. Part of the proceeds benefits GDMA.org, a local coalition of dance groups. 8-18-08-2-20 Dance to a Different Beat! Fridays 8-11pm @ 308 W Univ Av (=GDMA.org bldg) for international dancing. No partner required, shy people welcome, all ages. Instructions 8-9:30. www.gifd.org. $5general/$3students. 9-5-08-10-20 Entertainment WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 15 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-10-08-74-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun Ipm-6pm Skeet -Trap -Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 1-30-08-74-21 Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 8-18-08-79-21 Thursday Night Live comedy is back! .HA! myspace.com/gainesvillecomedyshowcase 8-27-4-21 GMG TRANSPORT Cheapest fixed price in town to So. FL. Buy tickets on line, over the phone, in person. $35 One Way -$45 Rount Trip. Regular and Reverse Trips -One Price www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196 12-10-74-23 SPRINGER SPANIEL PUPS AKC. All shots, Wormed. Gorgeous. Best family pet ever! Faithful, kind & gentle. Great hunters & swimmers. $300. 386-935-4313 8-27-08-5-24 Blue/White Pit Bull needs a Home. She is a very, very friendly and 15 months old. If your interested and need more info please call me @ (352) 316-6111. My name is John 8-18-08-7-24 Lost & Found Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone who's lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.

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52, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 UArL D-ine looks to regain dominance By KARL HYPPOLITE Alligator Staff Writer khyppolite@alligator.org Gator fans have vivid memories of former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith and running back Antonio Pittman getting hammered repeatedly by UF's defense in the BCS Championship game two seasons ago. ., Last season was a different story as the Gators allowed 25.5 points per contest and were dead last in the Southeastern Conference in pass defense. The youth and inexperience of UF's secondary was compounded by the inability of the Gators defensive tackles to get a push and pressure opposing quarterbacks. "If that position doesn't play well, then they're just going to drop back and throw it," defensive coordinator Charlie Strong said. "You can't just say, 'hey, you guys can't cover anybody.' But we didn't get a pass rush either, so that goes hand in hand. "The tackle position is really critical. You need a guy who can hold a position and hold a body." Freshman Omar Hunter has received praise since last season as a potential solution, and there will be a great deal of pressure on the young man to bring strength up the middle. And the Georgia native certainly isn't backing away from it. "I like those situations, where you have to come in and you being the guy everybody's looking forward to playing, and helping, out the defense," Hunter said. "That's what I want to do." "A lot of our problem last year was experience. We had a lot of guys who did not have a lot of game experience. This year, our main focus is keeping our hands moving, keeping our feet moving." Terron Sanders Sophomore defensive tackle Though optimism is high entering a new season the Gators will still be dependent on a number of players who may just be breaking in their first sets of Gillette Mach3's with Hunter and sophomore Carlos Dunlap expected to play prominent roles this season. The Gators are hopeful last season's horrors will breed this season's highlights. "A lot of our problem last year was experience," sophomore defensive tackle Terron Sanders said. "We had a lot of guys who did not have a lot of game experience. This year, our main focus is keeping our hands moving, keeping our feet moving. "Get to the quarterback at all cost. Don't stop. We saw it way too many times last year. We'd get a rush going and then after more than two seconds we'd just put our hands up hoping to block the pass." After suffering his third ACL injury last October redshirt senior Javier Estopinan is hoping his career can end on a high note after four years of adversity and realizes that his fate lies largely in the hands of his more inexperienced teammates. "They know what to expect now," he said. "They know how to play the game now. The guys who have made the biggest jumps are the guys who played last year. Terron Sanders, Lawrence Marsh and Carlos Dunlap didn't have much experience last year, but now they, already know what to expect and what's going to come down." Strong is hoping that the current group follows the same path as their ring-clad predecessors. "I always thinklback to guys like Ray McDonald and when Jarvis Moss was an unknown, and all of a sudden they developed," Strong said. "That's what we need to happen now. We need a guy like Terron Sanders to develop. It's time for Lawrence Marsh to develop." Defensive Line Depth Chart The Gators' baby defensive line is slowly starting to grow up. Last season was filled with youth, and while this year's group is still young, it at least has some more experience. Here's a guess at who you will see out there on Aug. 30 against Hawaii. DE-Carlos Dunlap Duke Lemmens Justin Trattou DT-Javier Estopinan Troy Epps Lawrence Marsh Matt Patchan DT-Omar Hunter Jaye Howard Terron Sanders DE-Jermaine Cunningham William Green Earl Okine

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Freshmen players find their way on big UF campus Andrew Stanil UF freshman defensive tackle Omar Hunter runs to practice at the UF Practice Field on Aug. 5. By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@alligator.org The campus maps are the giveaway. You might as well put a giant sign on your face that screams "freshman." And football players are no exception. Yes, even the biggest and strongest athletes of Gainesville need to bust out their maps to find out where they need to hustle off to in the next five minutes. "When I first came here and I think there's like 45,000 people on campus walking around," freshman linebacker Brendan Beal said. "I was so lost." Now a sophomore, Duke Lemmens remembers when he arrived in Gainesville and couldn't find the way to The Swamp from his Springs dorm and was late for one of his first team meetings. Freshman kicker Caleb Sturgis said he takes out his map "big time." At least they aren't hungry and lost. Most football freshies are put on the Breakfast and Dinner clubs, where they essentially get to stuff their faces. Some of the small cornerbacks and runnin backs pile on weight so they don't get manhandled against the bigger Southeastern Conference competition. "All freshmen are on the breakfast club," linebacker Lerentee McCray said. "They're real serious about it. If you don't make it, that whole breakfast club got to pay for it in practice." In other words, eat up. "They are feedFootball ing us a lot just because our practices are so intense," corner Jeremy Brown said. "Breakfast club -that helps us all out a lot." For some, the club needs to have a reverse effect. Massive defensive tackle Omar Hunter is still trying to drop 10 more pounds. Sophomore running back Chris Rainey just smiled and laughed when he was asked if he would like to gain eight pounds in a week like Hunter. SEE FRESHMAN, PAGE 61 UF FOOTBALL Backup spot up for grabs By PHIL KEGLER Alligator Staff Writer pkegler@alIgatar.arg Two people competing for the same job usually don't consider themselves friends. They normally don't walk out of practice together, laughing and joking with each other. Consider Cameron Newton and John Brantley the exception as they work during fall two-a-days to capture the undesirable role of being Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's backup. Tebow is so crucial to UF's offensive effectiveness that Newton, who held the No. 2 spot on the depth chart all last season, attempted only 10 passes last season. But UF coach Urban Meyer has stressed throughout the spring and off-season that he wants to play two quarterbacks this season if possible. Meyer has enjoyed the competition so far this fall between the different styles of Newton and Brantley. Newton, a redshirt freshman, fits more into the mold of a mobile quarterback while Brantley is more of a pure pocket passer. "Are they a lot different? Yeah," Meyer "For the past seven years, we've had many different styles of quarterbacks, and they've all experienced success." Urban Meyer UF football coach said. "There's a different element, but it's a great element. For the past seven years, we've had many different styles of quarterbacks, and they've all experienced success." Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Dan Mullen reiterated the same desire, but said the backup's playing time will be dictated by his readiness to run the offense. "If we have more than one quarterback then we will play more than one quarterback," Mullen said. "Chris (Leak) and Tim (Tebow) were unique and drastically different quarterbacks. Tim went in to run power football. It was a separate package for him. Now, we want to get the backup to run just in our regular system, to build experience just so they are ready to play throughout the season." SEE QBS, PAGE 56 Go to games or you'll regret itet your chemistry book become covered with dust. Watch your online lectures less than 24 hours before your exam -on fast forward. Poke the Gators' opposing quarterback for that wpek on Facebook during class. Parents, just stop reading. This isn't going to get much better for you. Students, if you want to have fun, keep your eyes here for just a couple more minutes. It doesn't matter if you don't know Tim Tebow from Tiny Tim, you've been inducted into a new culture. Why should I go to a football or basketball game when I would've rather heard a lecture on elephantitis (Google it, just don't look at the images) than run one lap in P.E. class? Because UF sports isn't about sports. It's about the craziest, most memorable times you'll have in Gainesville. If that doesn't make sense yet, go to a few games. Just watch what everyone else does and scream when they do. That's step one. Has Brian Steele there ever been Steele-ing Bases a time when bsteee@alligator.org you actually agreed with almost 90,000 other people? And for those few who don't agree with you, everybody yells at them? That's a pretty powerful feeling, freshies. You'll never get these four -or five or six -years of your life back, so make sure you experience everything there is to experience. And as new UF students, sports are a big part of what there is to experience. There. have been documented photos of students climbing palm trees in celebration on University Avenue after one of the national championship celebrations. SEE BRIAN, PAGE 54 Z All UF sporting events are free to go to with your Gator-i, except for football which costs $70 for season tickets. You'll have to sign up in advance to be a Rowdy Reptile at men's basketball games. The other sports are open. "(A water moccasin) was there under the car so we had to get him out of there so he wouldn't bite my brothers." Matt Patchan UF freshman lineman on why he picked up a water moccasin. Previous question: Who should start at strong safety? (see right for results) Today's question: Which freshman will have the biggest impact for the Gators? Percent Votes) Will Hill 72% (114) A. Black 28% (45) 159 TOTAL VOTES

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54, AMI1GATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION U MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 BRIAN, from page 53 That's dedication. Nobody is demanding potential bodily harm from you, but you should-.do your part. Maybe splash on some body paint for one or two games. Scream so loud that you need to invest in throat drops on Sunday You can even buy the occasional Chick-Fil-A sandwich for one of the football players -it's their favorite, and they hang' out rightotgside the restaurant. I have watched several of my friends -guys and gals -who barely knew the difference between a point guard and a running back know Joakim Noah's political views and Urban Meyer's family tree. And, honestly, if you don't go to the games, there isn't a whole lot else to do. You won't be able to get around the roads as all the alumni pile in and clog the streets, and if you're caught studying during a football game then you deserve to be an opposing linebacker with Tebow bulldozing toward you -proceeding to knock you flat on your studious rump. Don't worry, you will still find a way to get your degree. If I can make it through this college, you can. Just trust me on that one. Plus, I've made it while selling my college soul to this paper. A day of screaming at The Swamp or a night of jumping up and down at the O'Connell Center is not going to keep you from getting your degree. Even if you attend the occasional soccer, volleyball, baseball or softball games, your GPA won't suffer. You should even check out those gymnastics ladies, and for more than just the tight leotards. There are very few places across the world with this much craziness for college athletics. Gainesville is UF, and UF is sports. Tebow didn't win the Heisman Trophy for discovering how to dissect molecules. Although the rumor that his tears cure cancer still exists. Sure, you'll sweat up a storm and feel gross at the games, but don't worry, metrosexual guys or prissy girls. Nobody cares. If you don't feel disgusting at a game and don't chest bump at least one hairy stranger, you haven't fulfilled your UF quota. Honestly, if you leave UF with your greatest memory being an A on that political science final, I feel bad for you. You should instead remember when you yelled that you would make sweet love to Tebow if he scores on the next play. Yes, Tebow Mania is that crazy. One of my male friends has a framed photo of Tebow by his bed, and that's not considered creepy by anybody I know. This will be a time unlike anything you have ever experienced. So make sure you do, because coming back and trying to do the same thing when you're 40 actually is creepy You need to come here and work hard. Don't completely slack off, or you won't make it. But I do suggest if you meet any freshman who says he or she can't go to the game because of academics to promptly yell, "He/She hates Tebow," as loud as you can and run away as other students jump on them. Instead of asking yourself why you should do all this, ask why not? Because after you graduate, there will be a lot of reasons why you should do something. 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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 N NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 55 Backup LB Hicks has icy summer Soph. worked at Cold Stone By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@alligator.org As Brandon Hicks starts to bench press, he hears a gruff voice yell at him from across the weight room. "Hicks, go get some ice cream for me," strength and training coach Mickey Marotti says. The weird part? Hicks was more than capable of doing that. Since he isn't eligible for a Pell Grant, a form of need-based financial aid, the backup linebacker worked at Cold Stone Creamery this summer for some extra cash. While some of his teammates were plugging their names into EA Sports' NCAA Football 09, Hicks was helping the Gainesville population make the difficult decision between "Cookie Doughn't You Want Some" and "Chocolate Caramel Heaven." And he really had to help his teammates make those decisions when they discovered where he was working. "When they found out, they were trying to get (free ice cream) every time," Hicks said. "One time like 10 of them came in, and it was a rush of people right behind them. It was crazy. They were making all these weird orders." Backup quarterback Cameron Newton took the cake, though, and ahnost literally as his order resembled more solid food than ice cream. Newton asked Hicks to give him more marshmallows than cotton candy ice cream topped off with a drizzle of caramel. "Oh my God, that's nasty," Hicks said After that onFootball slaught of football players came in, Hicks' secret was out. He was a football player, too. Before that, his coworkers and bosses "just thought I was a big dude," as the 6-foot-2 Hicks put it. Then came the questions: What's practice like? How's Urban Meyer? How's Tim Tebow? Is Percy Harvin like this? Is Tebow like this? Hicks just told them it wasn't what they all thought, and not everybody fits their stereotypical roles. While he dealt with the constant questions of "Why are you getting a job?" from coaches, teammates and even his family, he said working just three days a week for a few hours wasn't that stressful. He didn't even become too tempted by the sweets in front of him and said he'd only have a "small little portion" sometimes. And he was able to keep his secret safe from some. Senior wide receiver Louis Murphy never saw Hicks there, but he wishes he had. "If I saw him there, I would laugh my butt off," Murphy said. It's a little harder, however, to keep this secret from your fellow linebackers. Junior Brandon Spikes went to visit Hicks a few times, and Hicks was doing more than just scooping the treats. "He was over there eating ice cream," Spikes said. As for his play on the field, Hicks might actually make an impact on the field this season, too. Coach Urban Meyer said he's challenging for the strong-side spot alongside Doe and Spikes. When asked who was improving at linebacker, Spikes didn't hesitate to name Hicks. "He's kind of coming along," Spikes said. "He's gaining weight. He's learning well." 04W 'If IN Andrew Stantill/ Alligator UF linebacker Brandon Hicks takes a break between drills at the UF Practice Fields on Aug. 5.

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56,4N.LIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION N MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Speedsters face off in street race E JEFF DEMPS AND CHRIS RAINEY RAN OUTSIDE SPRINGS. By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteeleealligator.srg Jeff Demps gets out of a tutoring session and starts to walk down Stadium Road to his dorm in Sprhfgs. The usual group of teammates was sitting outside, just "chilling," as Demps put it. Then, as he's about to walk in the door, Chris Rainey asks a simple question. "Want to race?" "I never back down so I went up and got my running shoes," Demps said. "We started running behind the dorm." This is what' happens when Joe Haden, who runs about a 4.3 second 40-yard dash is the seventh-fastest player on the team. All the fastest players want to see the universal contest of who's the fastest. Demps was fresh off competing in the Olympic trials and ran a 10.1 100-meter dash earlier in the spring, making him the fastest high school athlete in the country. Rainey has also been known to race at any time as West Virginia's Noel Devine challenged him to a race in a Wal-Mart parking lot during his senior year of high school. This time it was outside a UF dorm with teammates looking on. Football t The first race went to Demps. Then the second one stalled because Rainey said "he slipped." Then the third time Rainey won. "You can't survive in the real world unless you know how to compete," running backs coach Kenny Carter said of the race. "Anytime someone feels confident enough in their abilities that they want to challenge somebody else to see if they're the best -Amen." The competitors aren't finished with each other, either. Rainey said the next race will be on a track, where the running backs will feel more at home with track shoes on. "I feel like Rainey is going to beat anybody in the first 40 to 50 yards," center Maurkice Pouncey said. "In the 100, Demps will get him." Just don't think their real passion is on the track. They'd take a stinky, grass-stained football jersey over a track singlet any day. "They don't consider themselves track guys playing football," Carter said. "They consider themselves football guys running track, which is a big difference. You don't see a gazelle trying to warm up and stretch before the lion attacks him in the jungle. That's the mindset they have. They just go." If the next race doesn't turn out the way they want, the duo are more than willing to go again. "Anytime, any place I'm always ready to run," Demps said. "I'm sure (Rainey) is the same way. He's so competitive. Every time I step on the track or on the field, I'm going to come out and do what I've got to do and win the race. If I don't win, I'm going to keep running until I do win." Uni ers ity' Iawn & Jewelry We Buy & Selh Laptops -Desk -Flat Panel TV's -DVD' -Musical Instruments Vide -Stereo Equipment -Amp Digital/Video Cameras And 320 SW 16th Ave. tops : Games & Consoles lifiers more. (352) 378-3358 "SIMPLY THE BEST" Open 7 Days -.3321 SW Archer Rd. -373-3962gatorcycle.com Cam Newton: John'"s my buddy Q BS, from page 53 While both are fierce competitors, Brantley and Newton manage to keep the competition from affecting their relationship. "We're friendly," Brantley said. "I'll give him a ride on my scooter. We're real cool off the field. Even on the field, we joke around. There's much respect between both of us." Newton had similar kind things to say about Brantley. "He's my buddy," Newton said. "We go out here, we play on the field, we're competitors, but off the field we're friends. We don't let all the hype get between our friendship and that's a good thing." The sophomore got an early jump in 2007 by enrolling early in the spring, while Brantley didn't arrive until the fall. Luck, again, didn't fall Brantley's as he's dealt with a dislocated shoulder and a broken hand. "It's been a rough road," Brantley said. 375-5600 open 24 hours Downtown 333-7979 I I a.m. -4 a.m. THIS WEEK ONLY ToIwer Rd. 18" 1-topping pizza 378-9606 $8.99 11 a.m. -3 a.m. (Expires 08/24/08) 39th Ave Maddie's Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County www.MaddiesPotRescuDfAlachua.org 2 000

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 0 NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 57 The State of UF Sports: Fall 2000 FOOTBALL Maybe you've heard of Tim Tebow. You know, the first underclassman to ever win the Heisman after a record-setting 51-touchdown season. The problem was the Gators needed every one of those 55 touchdowns because the young defense struggled. In the 41-35 bowl loss against Michigan the Gators secondary let Chad Henne throw it all over the place Tebow and the run defense let Mike Hart run them ragged. Now, when Urban Meyer talks like he is hoping freshman Omar Hunter can be the solution on run defense at defensive tackle, that's not a good sign. Perhaps the top run stopper, Javier Estopinian is still coming back from an ACL tear. There will be improvement, but there needs to be significant improvement if the Gators are to fulfill those national championship expectations some are placing on them. If the defense can even come close to keeping pace with Tebow, Percy Harvin and Co. then the Gators are going to be among the toughest teams to beat in the nation. VOLLEYBALL After winning its 17th consecutive Southeastern Conference Championship in 2007 and making it to the NCAA Regionals, the Gators volleyball team lost four record-breaking seniors to graduation. But with a recruiting class ranked No. 1 in the nation by Volleyball Magazine, don't expect the level of play to taper off this season. UF will again be in the national picture come December and the clear favorites to make it 18 in a row in the SEC. And if they are, look for sophomore Callie Rivers and junior Elyse Cusack's improvement to be a big reason why. SOCCER The UF soccer team began the 2007 season with hope in their hearts and championship trophies in their eyes. The Gators opened the season Abdullah with eight seniors -tied with the 1998 national championship team for the most -so there was certainly disappointment in the air when they opened the season with three losses in their first 10 games. Disappointment became excitement when UF rolled off 13 consecutive victories -including Southeastern Conference titles in the regular season and tournament-followingtheir mediocre start. Despite their hot streak the Gators season ended in the same spot it did the previous year: in Los Angeles in the Sweet 16. After losing senior stalwarts such as Stacy Bishop and KeLeigh Hudson UF will be searching for veteran leadership. Midfielder Ameera Abdullah returns after a somewhat disappointing junior season, and will be expected to fill the voids in offense and leadership. The Gators will always be a contender as long as 14-year coach Becky Burleigh is at the helm of the program. Burleigh has built the program from the ground up and earned her 300th career victory as a head coach last season. Because she's wearing Invisalign* the clear way to straighten teeth. Invisaligno straiihtens your teeth using a series of custM-niade, nearly undeCcitible Aligne r So. whether your teeth ire crowded, too fa apart or have shied since wearing braces, Invisalign will help you stari smiling m01e t Call 273-7960 today to schedule an appointment with ILF's certified Invisalign orthodontists. U F 1, R 5)i 1 yf College of Dentisti., Department ofi Orthodiontics U iFLORIA' 100 SW Arclie Road, i om D II -(nt I l 352-273-7960 -www.deiital.u (edo/braces eAtce -spy "a s~-~i~'r~a -' -w-58I i-ito I ~(-0 U' 5' y~ ~ Alligator Staff GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 25% OFF any one GNC Product 3914 SWV Archer Rd n ,,y ,1. II ,bI,~k, P08,1fl C:t 7762D E~p08/31,OS Find someone special. M Advertise in The Alligotor classilfieds 373-FIND Find out how thousands of students save lives and earn cash by donating plasma regularly' Earn $180/mo. donating plasma regularly! -~ Need Gas Money'? %sof Ad tr0 $ 150 NW 6th St. .352.378.9204 w C 0 CROSS COUNTRY The UF women's cross country team recorded its best finish in school history last year, placing 11th at the NCAA Championships. The Crisclone team won four events during the regular season and finished fourth at the SEC Championship. But it won't be easy to repeat those re suits as assistant coach Todd Morgan will take' the cross country program over after former coach Jeff Pigg bolted for Georgia. The Gators also lose senior Lindsay Sundell, now serving as a student coach, but will have adequate depth that may allow them to challenge at the top once again. The men's cross country team came up one spot short of advancing to the NCAA Championships last season, though they did finish second at the SEC Championship. This year they are without five seniors who were vital to their run last year, so they will need some of the younger runners to step up if they want to get back to the NCAAs. The men will have Jeremy Criscione, though, who came on at the end of last season. 111 :Ml -6 ), [E E ID (GAS 1,H1 i

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58, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION E MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 MEN'S BASKETBALL It's not going to get a whole lot easier for the Gators this season. While center Marreese Speights was inconsistent, losing your second leading scorer and top rebounder doesn't help. Nick Calathes should be back and even better, but he can't do it all. Point guard Jai Lucas, Dan Werner, Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Adam Allen should all be better, but that's not a lot of meat up front. Eloy Vargas an. Kenny Kadji are going to have to make an impact iOF wants to get beck to the NCAA Tournament. If they don't, getting to the field of 64 will be easier said than done. BASEBALL Not a bad first season, Kevin O'Sullivan. The baseball team retains leaders Stephen Locke and Brandon McArthur for one more year, and get some more young, talented arms as well. Cole Figueroa left fortheSan Diego Padres, butUF still hastalentto make up for it A Super Regional berth is possible, and O'Sulliesn appears to be the right man for the job. MEN'S TRACK Finishing 15th in the nation probably isn't what coach Mike Holloway had in mind. But UF has a bevy of talented sprinters including junior Calvin Smith and senior Willie Perry. Mike Morrison should also provide quite a bit production as a decathlete. MEN'S GOLF Billy Horschel is back again, and that's a very good thing for UF. While the Gators had a very disappointing 11th-place finish at NCAAs last year, Horschel can be as good as any golfer in the nation. Along with the continued improvement of Tyson Alexander and Will Stricker, and the Gators might have a contending team here in Gainesville. WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Last season was at least a step in the right direction. After a terrible 2006-07 season that cost Carolyn Peck her job, new coach Amanda Butler got the Gators back to respectability in 2008. They even almost made the tournament. Nowthey'll be expected to get there. Losing Depree Bowden's leadership hurts, but Marshae Dotson and Sha Brooks are two potential All-Southeastern Conference performers. They still need more size, butthe program has come a long way in a short time. SOFTBALL So, how do you improve on a 70-5 record? The Gators return everyone except for senior Mary Ratliff, and while her leadership will be missed, that's a ridiculous amount of talent returning. Stacey Nelson was nearly Player of the Year, and Kim Waleszonia and Francesca Enea may be even better at the plate. Coach Tim Walton has built a powerhouse, and that's bad news for the rest of the nation. WOMEN'S TRACK After tragically losing coach Tom Jones to cancer, Mike Holloway did a solid job taking over reins for the women as well as the men. They'll lose leaders LaKecia Ealey and Natalie Knight this year, butthere's still talent in the field with Mariam Kevkhisvili and Evelien Dekkers. The Gators still have talent but it national contending hopes may be tough. WOMEN'S GOLF The young ones are starting to grow up. The Gators had a very young team last year after Sandra Gal turned pro, butJessica Yadloczky and Hannah Yun were impressive. They could be even better this year, and so could UF. Now they hope to improve on that 9th-place finish at NCAAs. MEN'S TENNIS The UF men's tennis team, carried by five freshmen last season, challenged sooner than many expected by advancing to the Southeastern Conference championship and a NCAA round of 16 appearance. The Gators navigated one of the nation's toughest schedules, defeating top five teams like Georgia and Mississippi. This season, look for the rising sophomores to be even better and give UF a shot at a final four berth. It would be the program's first since 2005. MEN'S SWIMMING The team returns its core swimmers, including Clark Burckle, Shaune Fraser and Omar Pinzon. This past year, Burckle swam his way to a school record in the 200 breaststroke a time of 1:55.09. Burckle also nabbed a silver medal at the 2008 U.S. Open. Fraser, a versatile swimmer whose forte includes pretty much event in the water, will be asked to improve upon a solid sophomore year in which he earned seven All-America honors. Pinzon, another rising junior, will be heavily depended on for his specialty in the back stroke events. Pinzon was also featured, along with Burckle and Fraser, in the 400-medley-relay team that finished eighth in the nation last year. The team will also look for contributions from swimmers Logan Storie (bronze-medalist at the U.S. Open), Roland Rudolf and Rex Tullius and divers Aaron Leech and Grayson Patten. Nl_ tit f Alligator Staff < K -IS I' -,. --'-'Y'/ hxt.{i A~v~./~Y>/ -A' <,-I~4~k j~'GYMNASTICS After two seasons of being national title favorites and coming up short, 2009 will be this group of gymnast's last chance to take home the crown. They could well be the preseason No. 1. The energetic duo of Melanie Sinclair and Amanda Castillo are among the most talented gymnasts in the nation, and senior Corey Hartung is as solid as they come. This is one talented team, and everyone else knows it. WOMEN'S TENNIS After a dominating regular season for the UF women's tennis team in 2008, the postseason left the team with a bitter taste in its mouth. The Gators racked up 24 wins and an undefeated conference record to claim the title but fell just short against rival Georgia in the SEC Tournament Championship. UF then bowed out to eventual champion UCLA in the final four. UF loses two seniors but will be sparked again by its top player, rising sophomore Julia Cohen. Look for redshirt-senior Diana Srebrovic to return as well, allowing the Gators to make another deep run in the NCAA Toumament WOMEN'S SWIMMING With the onset of another school year, the women's swim and dive team looks to have a season similar, if not more dominant, to last year's. Five months removed from a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, the team will somehow need to replace the void left by swimming sensation and Beijing-Olympiad Caroline Burckle, among the 10 seniors that graduated. Burckle set a new NCAA record in the 500-yard freestyle and also won the 200 free event. The team will partly rely on rising junior Gemma Spofforth who owns NCAA championships in the 100 and 200 back and sophomore Monica Dodson, who finished eighth in the platform diving event at the championships. -1 ", I mli,

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 K NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 59 From the Tigers to the Bulldogs, here are the Gators' top five rivals If you didn't know UF was a big football school the day you submitted your application, you probably figured it out sometime in between jumping up and down in your parent's living room after tearing open your admission letter and watching your mom tear up as she sets your brand new Macbook Pro on your spiffy dorm room desk. For those of you who have still missed the memo on this (I'm surprised the University Athletic Association doesn't send every acceptance a spankin' new No. 15 jersey), here it is: COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS A BIG DEAL AT U. Now, the most important thing to know is which teams are the Gators top rivals, because if you don't know college football is a big deal in Gainesville, which could be akin to atheism, then being unaware of UF's rivals is blasphemy. Consider this the first set of Einstein or Smokin' Notes you'll ever use. And mine come free of charge. 5. Auburn: It's hard to say a team the Gators don't play every year is a prime rival, but-you can't deny them when you consider the types of thrilling victories the Tigers have enjoyed at the Gators' expense. Two seasons ago Auburn served UF with its only loss in 2006. Quarterback Brandon Cox led the Tigers rally from a 17-11 halftime deficit, to claim a 27-17 win over UF at home. If that wasn't bad enough Auburn handed the Gators their first home loss in the Urban Meyer era as the Tigers raced out to a 14-0 halftime lead and clinched the victory when freshman kicker Wes Byrum nailed a Karl Hyppolite 43-yard field goal that Hy-Lite Reels gave Auburn a 20-17 khyppolite@alligator.org win. Just to make sure UF realized they did indeed lose a home game, Byrum scampered down the field and Gator chomped 90,000 of his closest friends. I'm sure they would have all preferred if he flipped them off instead. 4. South Carolina: Seeing Steve Spurrier's visor roam the opposing team's sideline has been tough for most Gators fans. It would have been even tougher if Jarvis Moss' outstretched arm hadn't saved the day. Most people don't remember that South Carolina toppled Meyer and Co. 30-22 in their first years at the helm of new programs. And if Moss wasn't citing his best Stretch Armstrong impression in 2006 in blocking two field goals (one extra point and a potential game-winner with eight seconds left), fireurbanmeyer.com could be humming along. 3. Tennessee: Many would say the Volunteers deserve the top-billing on this, but I'm not one of those people. They'Sef'aever beat UF in the Urban Meyer era and last seaSEE KARL, PAGE 60 7'2 1 F I KING 1 Serving 5D'S BEDS OAS-UE FNUEST Gatesiier PILL WTOP over 30 years. NLEVT P Come and see MATUIESSES IN TOWN! our new tocatiorti HOURS: Mvon-Fri 10-6 Sa05-Sun Clsed 2300 SW 34th Ave Look for the big sign and our truck out front) MORE FOR YOUR MONEY YOUTH SOCCER, INC. FALL 2008 AND SPRING 2009 SEASONS REGISTRATION SCHEDULE Sao'o .oo 'C'in -i S6e-i BRUNG: Copy of Birth Certificate 5) or Passport (copy wili not be returned) REGISTRATION WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A "FIRST COME, FIRST ASSIGNED TO A TEAM" SYSTEM VOLUNTEERS, COACHES, REFEREES ARE NEEDED -CALL 373-7974 http://www.gaineAsvilevouthsoccerinc.ore e-mail: gvilleysi@bellsouth.net TOY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Hours of Operation Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun -1pm -6pm wwwgatorskeetandtrap.com a not-for-profif organization (352)372-1044 5202 NE 46th Ave. Memberships available Gainesville, FL 32601 Substantial discounts on behind the airpol t in memberships for UF students Stephen C. O'ConneII Center NOW HIRING "Concerts"* **Banquets** **Sporting Events** Applications accepted on a year round basis Apply by August 29th to begin work in early September Flexible hours enable you to work around your schedule Advancement opportunities available Apply today to join our staff! applications available online aft www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu Who does your hair? -Moo 0'om GA "C'URWL~ H/C C Japan Hair e Eyelas Full Service Salon holrs Threading ese Relaxers Manicures xtensions Pedicures h perms Jewelry SCimple Choices AMERICAN V CANCER V SOCIETY' Providing answers. Saving ives. 1 -800-ACS-2345 C H 0 1 C E S Cut out tobacco Hold the fat Opt for high-fiber fruits, vegetables and grains Intake alcohol: only in moderation Call your doctor for regular checkups Exercise every day Safeguard your skin from the sun F AV

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60, ALLIGATOR, NEW STUDENT EDITION 0 MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 Corners hope for next step in '08 By MIKE McCall Alligator Staff Writer mmccal@aIligator.org PONTE VEDRA BEACH -It's no secret UF's secondary is looking for a big turnaround this season. The unit gave up 258.5 passing yards per game in 2007, making it No. 98 in the nation, and much of the Gators' success will hinge on that stat improving. "EIsEt year, we were young and dumb, and this year we have something to prove. That's how we see it," junior cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis said. Pierre-Louis will be key to the cornerbacks becoming older and wiser, as he and Markihe Anderson are the only juniors who figure to get much playing time. It'll be a role reversal for Pierre-Louis, who spent his first two years learning the ropes of football after not playing the sport until high school. Now, he has to be a leader. "Everything happens for a reason, and when it happens you have to take responsibility for yourself," Pierre-Louis said. "Now, I'm one of the older players in the secondary, so I'm just trying to do everything right and lead other people by my example." Sophomore Joe Haden, who is expected to start opposite Pierre-Louis, said his partner has embraced his new role and spent more time watching film than any other defensive back this offseason. The pair also has the advantage of having played together for a full season, and the two hope their chemistry can help propel them to be one of the best tandems in the Southeastern Conference. But they aren't without Football challengers to their starting spots. Anderson leads one of the deepest benches the Gators have had at the position in years, and he hopes to crack the lineup for the season opener against Hawaii. Anderson was supposed to start last season, but injuries kept him from significant playing time. Now, he's trying to convince new cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford to put him on the field. "He works hard every day and he's starting to make plays," Bedford said. "He's feeling very confident right now, and he wants to play. All he says is, 'Coach, I want to be the starter, not the nickelback. Put me in the lineup and I'll show you what I can do.' So far he has been outstanding, and he's pressing Joe and Wondy for a starting job." There are other suitors too. Sophomores Jacques Rickerson and Moses Jenkins have some experience, and freshmen Janoris Jenkins and Jeremy Brown impressed coaches as soon as they stepped on campus. Newcomer Adrian Bushell is in the mix as well. "What's good about the position right now is we have eight corners on scholarship, and we've never had that," safeties coach Chuck Heater said. "There's legitimate competition, so if a guy decides he doesn't want to go hard, someone can take his job. We haven't had that before." The coaches are hoping that increased pressure, coupled with facing some of the SEC's best receivers in practice, will lead to a big change on the field. And they want the players to remember how ugly things got last year, particularly in the season finale against Michigan. "The biggest thing we tell our guys is to not pay attention to what people say about us," Bedford said. "We're going to walk out there with a chip on our shoulder because no one things much of us." U I I I I I (-a-cc: I ~ I I With w0 Coupon 'p I I I BACKPACKS, SANDALS, i SWIM WEAR & T-SHIRTS I ALL T IE BEST BANDS 420 NW 13st Call: 373-SURFe Bef ore you tell your parents. You're probably getting a lot of advice these days. Here's some that will last you a lifetime. The Association for Retarded Citizens wants to make sure that if you plan to have children, they turn out to be happy, healthy children. So we suggest you follow four basic rules before you conceive a child: 1. Follow habits of proper nutrition. 2. 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Health benefits andhealth insurance plans contain exclusion andlimitaions. -liLt. KARL, from page 59 son it wasn't even competitive as the Gators blasted Tennessee 59-20. But, hey, at least they've got an overweight coach who was just served a subpoena. 2. Florida State: If Tennessee has become irrelevant then FSU is like Bobby Bowden at a position meeting that runs past 6 p.m. He's not there, and neither is FSU's program. But I'm pretty sure it's an admission requirement every UF student have at least 4 friends who attend FSU. So while the Seminoles haven't beaten the Gators in five years, it's still too much of an established rivalry. 1. Georgia: The Bulldogs wouldn't have topped my list at this time last season. They had lost to UF in 15 of their previous 17 meetings and there was no reason to believe that would change entering 2007. All of that changed when Georgia spanked UF 42-30. And, oh yeah, the entire Georgia team stormed the field in one of the true "oh, no they didn't" moments in sports. Here's to hoping Meyer allows Tebow to take a penalty to bring back the Falcon's old "Dirty Bird" in this year's contest. We all want to know if the Golden Boy can dance. I I ci ovom gg" FLORIDA .0

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 U NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 61 Tebow Mania takes off to new levelBy BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@alligator.org Want to know 1,095 ways to look and feel better? Or how about ways to get your best body back? Or maybe you yeanm to leam the top football body training secrets? Just ask Tim Tebow about all of the above. Because, apparently, UF's study quarterback has all those answers when Men's Fitness magazine hit newsstands on Aug. 18. Tebow became the first collegiate athlete to ever be put on the cover over the magazine. In other words, you go to school with a celebrity, Gators. "He's already an icon down in Florida," Men's Fitness editor-in-chief Roy Johnson said. "He's been one since, what, 6 years old almost? I think America is still discovering Tim Tebow. The country didn't really get to see all of Tim Tebow last year. He has a great opportunity to lead Florida potentially to a national title. If that happens then America will truly see a once-in-a-generation type player and young man that everyone can root for." And he does it all by thanking God, saying, "Yes, sir and ma'am," and giggling through press conferences. Johnson admits that no one is perfect, and Tebow would be the first to admit he's not, but his UF teammates struggle to find any fault with their quarterback. "A lot of people can handle failure, but can you reTebow ally handle success?" receiver Louis Murphy said. "He handles it perfectly. He doesn't have a prideful bone in his body. I admire him, really. He's a great quarterback. Everybody loves quarterbacks. When you grow up as a kid you want to be a quarterback. And he's a Christian, God-fearing man and a humble man. What else more can you ask for him?" Apparently to get even better than his 55-touchdown sophomore season. Coach Urban Meyer, offensive coordinator Dan Mullen and Tebow himself say he can improve his accuracy, reading defenses and decision-making. However he improves, he looks good doing it. But his built physique isn't the only reason Men's Fitness chose him for their cover. He also resonates with the general population in a way very few have. "At a time when sports is looking for heroes," Johnson said. "There is one right down there in Gainesville that has already been recognized with a Heisman opportunity but still has an opportunity to plant himself on the conscience of the American sports fan in a way that very few athletes have been able to do." Then when Tebow is asked about the cover he, once again, just giggles and smiles. "Doing something different lets me show what I'm doing to a whole new group of people that might not know about Florida," he said. "It's pretty cool because it's a different group of people." 379-46_86,' R TZ UN Mon -Fr 8-5 D Lites Saturday 9-2' lowan i a Located in Reitz Union Ground Floor Locations in aknora|t rcall to Is 1 TUT77 a Gainesville! : make an appointment. ReTolr.gS C prs Con, Only pe ofx.fe. Not good lb xony otl,,, offer.Expires 9/07i08 I Check today's tlavors at www.gatordlites.com NOW OPEN 2nd LOCATION I Marketplace Plaza* hoppes of Williston Rd. 4216 NW 16th Blvd. 5218 SW 34th St. I (Next to Hollywood Video) (Next to Publix) 375-4484 378-2969 student hteU .1 352.372.0205 futoncorner I FUTON CORNER Don't be chicken. Stop your friends from 1 driving drunk. Don't Let Your Business Become Extinct Advertise in the alligator Players hold meeting at house-FRESH MEN, from page 53 "You'd be surprised, I don't eat that much," Hunter said. Forget the food and campus maps for ksecond, though. This new group of Gators isn't messing around. Coach Urban Meyer has praised Brown and fellow corner Janoris Jenkins, and Meyer has salivated at the thought of getting Hunter since last year. When the freshmen got together for an initial meeting at Meyer's house, it was a somber atmosphere. "We are trying to be the best class to ever come here," defensive end Earl Okine said. But of course, there was still food. Urban's wife, Shelley, doesn't kid around when it comes to feeding her husband's boys. "A lot," Brown said when asked how much food there was. 3.--I I d I I I I I I I I I I I I a -I s ave 15% Gainesville First United Methodist Church a hLotoitic dowtttuc dwidi ad'tatwq 150 yeat -[ ttaditinat womthdp ip-i-t opet adiic&i6ive etwiawunent A_ Traditinual Sun. Worship 8:25 AM & 10:55 AM,,9 NE Ist All ages Sunday School 9:45 AM Street 32601 Wed. Supper and Classes 5:30-7:30 PM 352372-523 (Students $2) Weekday Morning Pre-School Program www.fumcgnv.org

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2008 E NEW STUDENT EDITION, ALLIGATOR, 63 Murphy gets ready to lead new batch of receivers By KARL HYPPOLITE Alligator Staff Writer khyppolite@alIgator.org Percy Harvin is the most electrifying player on the Gators roster and a Heisman candidate, but the leader of UF's receiving corps is Louis Murphy. While he goes largely unnoticed on a team that features two certifiable rock stars in Harvin and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, the senior caught 37 passes for 548 yards and five scores in 2007. On nearly any other team in the nation, he would be a featured player and on a myriad of watch lists. At UF, he's another guy who runs UF senior wide receiver Louis Murphy runs with the ball after a catch on the UF practice field on Aug. 4. He'll be counted on to lead the receiving corps this season. a sub-4.3 40-yard dash, and that's just fine because his concerns lie with issues greater than himself. "I, like my teammates, want to win games," Murphy said. "We would all love to win awards, but our first priority is to win, not pad our stats. My goals are to be in Atlanta (for the Southeastern Conference championship) and play for the national championship." Murphy has taken the mantle of leadership among the wide receivers in the same fashion Andre Caldwell and Dallas Baker did in each of the previous two seasons. Coach Urban Meyer and the Gators coaching staff had this in mind long ago, which is why they suggested Murphy room with Caldwell last season. Murphy took advantage of the opportunity to pick Caldwell's brain and the result is that, despite what outside observers may think, Murphy is the go-to guy in Meyer's mind. "It's hard for me to say he's not the go-to guy," Meyer said. "Of course, you've got Percy Harvin and Tim Tebow, two of the finest players in college football, but Louis Murphy is going to be the go-to guy." With an offense as deep and talented as UF, that is the highest praise most receivers could hope to receive. The Gators do have some obvious concerns in the passing game, though. Harvin is slow to recover from off-season ankle surgery, and tight end Cornelius Ingram will miss the season with a torn left ACL. Harvin is expected to be fully recovered by the season opener against Hawaii. And if he is, UF has an embarrassment of riches -such as Riley Cooper and Deonte Thompson -it can throw at opposing defenses to create mismatches. "The basis of the offense is to find advantages in matchups," offensive coordirn)r Dan Mullen said. "The more diverse our playmakers are, the more mismatches we can find. "The Chris Raineys and the Percy Harvins, when they line up in the backfield, the defense better have a linebacker on them. But all of a sudden they motion out, and now you have mismatches on those players." "The basis of the offense is to find advantages in matchups. The more diverse our playmakers are, the more mismatches we can find." Dan Mullen UF offensive coordinator Junior transfer Carl Moore has been impressive at the start of fall practice after a disappointing spring session. Wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales attributes his improvement to his growing comfort with the offense and no longer having to think his way through plays. Freshman Frankie Hammond, Jr. also received rave reviews from Gonzales. Hammond Jr. has made several acrobatic catches thus far and has caught the coaching staff's eye because of his maturity. "One thing about Frankie is that he's extremely smart," Gonzales said. "He's a hard worker. Any time you come into a system with multiple sets you have to be a smart guy. He is an extremely fast learner and he will have the opportunity to make plays." AUAJF5)A RIulAr)UNAL 43, Aug.3 23 UA Sat. Aug. 30 Paifc CAMPUS USA CRECAT UNION INVITATIONAL <5 Sept 0 JacmsonvO e 200 GAO SOCROOENCEDL :ii Atig 29 1 jC F 6 PM "CA AA I~r 'il vt*1 WAv n, ATUGhSjaVd h 4 3M 7 PM I rl Sep 19 Stn. Sept 2I Fi Oct 10 Sun f), ;2 V.'e0)) 23 I' su N4. 2 Su No. 21 Ole ,US Aubum ).'s)usunpp) 5)a13 7 PM, 03 PM.)

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