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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 106


Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


ON CAMPUS


UF to use housing reserve to fund wireless


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

At a time when many profes-
sors can't even print syllabi for stu-
dents because of budget cuts, UF is


spending nearly half a million dol- and research, the $400,000 that will tor of housing for administrative
lars to install wireless Internet in fund the first phase of a three-part services, the UF Department of
the common areas of dorms. installation comes from a reserve Housing and Residence Education
However, according to Sharon fund specifically designated for is a self-supporting operation that
Blansett, assistant director of hous- such housing projects. generates revenue from rent, not
ing for marketing, public relations According to Azfar Mian, direc- the university.


Every year, the department sets
aside part of its revenue into a spe-
cial reserve fund to pay for large
renovation projects such as roof
and window replacements and
SEE WIRELESS, PAGE 8


Parties present


complaints

By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Eight election complaints were presented and voted
on Wednesday night during a two-hour Student Govern-
ment Elections Commission meeting.
The Progress Party racked up four more campaigning
complaints, submitted by Sen. Sam Miorelli of the Orange
and Blue Party and Frank Bracco of the Keg Party, while
the Unite Party had two filed against
them.
However, Progress Party President
Josh Simmons felt the complaints were
petty and unnecessary.
"I don't understand what good it
does to drag me here on a Wednesday
night when a simple phone call or Face-
Simmons book message could be made."
Stephen Lawson, the commission
chairman, said this election cycle has seen the most com-
plaints ever filed before an election.
"This is the most hotly contested election I've seen,"
Lawson said. "Parties are feeling more threatened than
in the past."
Four complaints were voted as violations, one was Matt Tripp/ Alligator
dropped and the other failed to meet the definition of a DODGEBALL!
violation by vote.
Matt Martz, a graduate student running as an Indepen- Students race toward the ball line during a pick-up dodgeball game Wednesday afternoon on the Reitz
dent for a Senate seat, was recommended for disqualifica- Union North Lawn. The game was put on as part of Engineering Week, along with other outdoor activities.
tion and fined $10 after he refused to remove a Facebook
group, which the commission voted a misrepresentation
of the Unite Party.


UF and Shands shield Gainesville from economic woes


"We've been fairly insulated by the edu-
cation and health care industries," she said.
UF and Shands, the top two employers
in Gainesville, have a combined workforce


Gainesville has dodged the worst of the of 27,000, according to the chamber's Web
economic downturn so far, aided by the sta- site.
bility that Shands and UF provide, accord- In addition, UF and Sante Fe Communi-
ing to Jenny DuRant, a chamber of com- ty College have 60,000 students who spend
merce spokeswoman.


* UF center
Alex Tyus (left)
and the Gators
snapped their
two-game losing
streak with a
victory against
Alabama on
Wednesday.
See Story, Page
18.


money in the community.
"There are other businesses in
Gainesville, but comparatively
Special they are much smaller," said
Report Stan Geberer, an associate of
Fishkind & Associates, a finan-
cial consulting firm.
Connie Aguilera, owner of Simply Gor-


Slain chimp's owner now says it wasn't on Xanax
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) As authorities considered crimi-
nal charges, the woman whose 200-pound domesticated chimpan-
zee went berserk and mauled a friend backtracked Wednesday on
whether she gave the animal the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.
Sandra Herold said Wednesday that she never gave the drug to
her chimp, who was shot dead by Stamford police Monday after he
grievously wounded Herold's friend Charla Nash.
However, Herold said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show
that she gave Travis the drug in some tea less than five minutes be-
fore the attack. The chimpanzee's rampage forced Herold to stab her
beloved pet with a butcher knife and pound him with a shovel.


With the
Gainesville City
Commission
elections loom-
ing, candidates
are battling for
the at-large
seat. See Story,
Page 3.


geous gift shop, agrees that these institu-
tions protect the local economy.
"There are the universities and the hos-
pitals, and then everything else spins off of
that," she said.
But Aguilera still feels the downturn.
She stocks her shelves more carefully,
SEE ECONOMY, PAGE 8


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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Ayyam-i-hi Celebration
Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reitz Union North Lawn
Join the Baha'i Association in
celebrating this time of giving
and hospitality. There will be
a bounce house, cotton candy,
snow cones and more.

RUB Entertainment presents
Movie Trivia Night and
South Park Marathon
Tonight, 8 p.m.
Orange & Brew
Come out and for movie trivia
and biting satire from directors
Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

RUB Entertainment and
Black History Month Present
Flashing Lights: A Night of
Laser Tag
Friday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union North Lawn
Spend the evening in a large
scale game of Laser Tag. Show
off your skills, or lack thereof,
among your friends.

RUB Entertainment & Gator
Nights Present: Free Live Music
Friday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.
Rion Ballroom
With the Explorers Club, Band
Marino & Wait Wait

The Chinese American Student
Association presents a Chinese
New Year show
Saturday, Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Reitz Grand Ballroom
There will be modem and tra-
ditional dances, singing, lion
dance and much more. This
is free and open to the public.
Free refreshments provided.

The Fine Print Benefit Show
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
The new Civic Media Center
location at 433 S. Main Street,
featuring Umoja Orchestra,
Bang Bang Boom and Boss
Lady and the Company. A
sliding-scale cover charge of
$5 to $10 cover will benefit
The Fine Print and the Civic
Media Center.

UF Tennis Campus Singles
Tournament
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Flavet Tennis Courts
The UF Tennis Club will spon-
sor a charity tournament to
benefit Camp Kesem, a stu-
dent-run and funded camp for
children whose families have
been affected by cancer. The
fee is $20, with all proceeds
benefiting Camp Kesem. All
levels of men's and women's
competitive and recreational
welcome. Send e-mail to ga-
tors.tennis@gmail.com with
name and division to sign
up. Arrive at 9 a.m. at Flavet
Tennis Courts to pay. Play will
begin at 10 a.m.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


GAINESVILLE ELECTIONS

Voters have plenty to decide before local elections


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

With two open commission seats
and two proposed charter amend-
ments on the ballot for the upcom-
ing city election, voters have a lot to
wade through on their way to the
polls.
First-term incumbent Scherwin
Henry has one opponent for his
District-1 seat Marcia Wimberly,
whose Web site says she wants to
address city revenue shortfalls while
creating jobs and businesses.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, who is serv-
ing her first term as an at-large com-
missioner, faces four contenders -
Tom Cunilio, Robert Krames, James
Schlachta and Richard Selwach.
Cunilio, a substitute teacher and
UF graduate, said his top priorities
are homelessness and transporta-
tion. He wants to reduce emissions
by making Gainesville more trans-
portation friendly, he said.
Schlachta, a UF graduate and
employee of the Florida Museum of
Natural History, describes himself


as a fiscal conservative and said he
is committed to wise city spending.
He wants to improve city traffic and
boost safety downtown.
Selwach, a self-described liber-
tarian and owner of a pawnshop in
downtown Gainesville, said that his
20 years of business experience and
30 years as a Gainesville resident
qualify him.
Selwach said he wants to im-
prove the city's water supply, an
area he thinks has been ignored by
the current commission.
He also wants to create a zone
with lockers and portable toilets
where homeless people can stay for
a few days before moving on. He
said he wants to send Gainesville
homeless back to where they came
from.
"We'll take care of you for a few
days while you get on your feet," he
said. "And then I'm buying you a
bus ticket out of town."
In 2007, Selwach was arrested on
charges that he knowingly sold sto-
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issue facing Gainesville is a discon-
nect between the current commis-
sion and city residents.
"I think that our current elected
officials have not been open to pub-
lic input as much as they could be,"
he said. "They've
basically done
what they wanted
to do."
Krames also
plans to deal with
mismanagement
of city funds, he
said.
Mastrodicasa "We've got
roads that are falling apart," he said,
"and at the same time, we've got
these beautiful water fountains."
Mastrodicasa, who also serves
as UF's vice president of student af-
fairs, hopes to keep her seat in the
commission to further efforts in en-
ergy conservation, community stan-
dards for local bars and looming city
budget constraints.
Mastrodicasa said that she is al-


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because their participation is essen-
tial to local government. She added
that students are often ignored be-
cause they do not vote.
"Even when they're down here
fully opposing something I've led,
I'm very excited that they're partici-
pating," she said.
If Charter Amendment 1 passed,
Gainesville would lose the right to
prohibit discrimination based on
qualities such as gender identity and
sexual orientation.
Mastrodicasa is the only candi-
date in the At-Large race to oppose
Charter Amendment 1.
She said the amendment would
permanently prevent Gainesville
from making changes on the dis-
crimination issue. It would also
remove the city policy that gives
job preference to veterans and local
businesses preference over corpora-
tions.
Selwach said he supports pass-
ing the amendment. "I'm all for ev-
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level at this time," he said.
Charter Amendment 2 would re-
quire voter approval before the city
sells land used for conservation, rec-
reation or cultural purposes or uses
it for another purpose. Mastrodicasa
supports the amendment.
Krames said he would oppose
requiring a vote.
"We should be able to trust the
city officials to decide," he said.
Schlachta, Selwach and Cunilio
were unfamiliar with the proposal.
Supervisor of Elections Pam Car-
penter said she hopes that the turn-
out will mirror that of November's
presidential election in which 81
percent of Alachua County residents
voted but expects turnout to be
lower, as is typical of local elections.
Voters can determine their dis-
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Pot sales stable despite economy


By KATIE EMMETS and
HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writers
Kemmets@alligator.org
jhsizemore@alligator.org

He pushes the sawed-off top half of a
Canada Dry 2-liter into a container of wa-
ter, forcing smoke into his lungs.
While this marijuana wasn't any more
expensive than usual, one-eighth of an
ounce for $60, he is just one of many who
continue to blow smoke in the face of an
ailing economy.
Drug use is normally not affected by
economics.
But one change is that police have
cracked down on drug dealers, convinc-
ing many leave the business. Drug deal-
ers believe that police are trying to meet
higher quotas and make more money.
This results in more dealers going un-
der, said a student smoker, and it can be
expensive finding a new one, since deal-
ers usually charge new customers more.
In addition, dealers and buyers agree, the
introduction of digital scales into the sale
of marijuana means that the customer


gets the exact amount that they pay for.
Traditionally, preferred customers
may receive a bag of marijuana with a bit
extra.
"Unfortunately, drugs are recession-
proof," said Gainesville Police Depart-
ment spokesman Keith Kameg.
Although the country is seeing ups
and downs with the economy, Kameg
said GPD usually doesn't see upturns or
downturns with marijuana sales and us-
age.

Report tion will do anything they
can to get money to support
their habit," he said.
Kameg said that in most cases, drug
users are the ones who are committing
auto and residential burglaries.
"People aren't breaking into cars to
get money for pizza," he said.
In a business that has no legal safe-
guards, the increase in violence associ-
ated with the economic downturn can be
dangerous for dealers.
"Fuck the police, I'm more scared of
the jackboy," said a man who has been
dealing for decades and has experience


with being held up.
The increase of violent crime has
forced him to start carrying a firearm for
protection, he said.
With police, a dealer may lose their
entire stash and a lot of time and money
dealing with litigation. With thieves and
competitors, a dealer may lose their life,
he said.
As the economy worsens, Kameg said
people turn to selling marijuana because
it is quick and easy money.
"Often times people think that they
are one huge drug deal away from be-
ing the next Warren Buffet," Kameg said.
"But in reality, they are one big drug deal
away from going to prison."
Kameg predicts student drug use will
stay steady throughout the recession.
Students who attend a state university
have money for drug purchases, Kameg
said. He said that not only are students
using drugs, but they are also selling.
"Our biggest fear for student drug
dealers is home invasion robberies," he
said. "They are not aware that some of
the people they are dealing to will hurt
them if given the chance."


Friends mourn loss of UF grad student


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Friends and classmates are mourning
the loss of UF graduate student Shannon
Kane, 22, who died in a car accident on
Monday.
Kane began pursuing a degree at UF
in wind conduction in the fall. She earned
her undergraduate degree in music edu-
cation from Syracuse University.
Kane's boyfriend, Michael Ubbens,
was driving when the eight-car pile-up
occurred early Monday morning on 1-75.
Ubbens, who attends Susquehanna
University in Pennsylvania, was visiting
Kane for Valentine's Day weekend.
"They knew each other since kinder-
garten," said Erin Cushing, a friend. "It
was a soulmate situation. She loved him
so much and was so proud of him."
One thing everyone remembers is her
smile.
"When I had a bad day, I would see
her smile and bam, it fixed it," said Mi-
chael Miller, a close friend of Kane.
Marc Payton, who met Kane last se-
mester, compared her smile's warmth
and innocence to that of a child meeting


Mickey Mouse during his or her first trip
to Disney World.
A teaching assistant for UF's bands,
Kane also lead the Women's Volleyball
pep band.
"She was a great musician," Miller
said, adding Kane played the flute. The
two met at Syracuse University.
"She had a beauti-
ful sound," said Cush-
ing, who met Kane the
first day of band camp
during the summer.
Payton, who has
been involved with
the pep band for more
Kane than four years, often
helped Kane find last
minute substitutes before performances.
"She was very professional," Miller
said. "She was able to walk the line be-
tween teacher and peer. She was always
someone everyone looked up to because
she was real."
Payton said Kane's absence was no-
ticed immediately.
"She will be missed deeply in the
school of music," he said.
Kane was a talented flautist, but she


was also a hardworking student.
"She raised the bar for all of the mas-
ter's students," Cushing said.
Friends called her study habits me-
ticulous.
"Shannon was on the verge of having
OCD," said friend and fellow teaching
assistant Chelsea Negray with a laugh.
"Everything had to be perfect; it would
get on our nerves."
Along with her love of music and
school, Kane had a love of sweets.
"She always made me laugh because
she would always eat her cookie first, be-
fore the rest of her lunch," Negray said.
"Given the choice between eating
something healthy or a cookie, she would
eat the cookie," Cushing said.
However, Kane's selflessness, kind-
ness and optimistic nature will be missed
most.
"I was grateful I got to know her," Ne-
gray said in a voice choked with emotion.
"It's really true what they say: it's better
to have loved and have lost than to never
have loved at all. My life would have
been so mundane without her."
Her friends are planning a memorial
in her honor.


Guest links


race, health

By JESSALYN BERGER
Alligator Contributing Writer

B. Lee Green, vice president of the Office
of Institutional Diversity at the Moffitt Can-
cer Center in Tampa, spoke about the differ-
ences between racial classes and their health
on Wednesday.
Though his speech focused mainly on
health issues, Green took time to joke with the
crowd.
More than 100 people, mostly students and
professors, attended Green's speech, held at
the Florida Gym.
The event was part of the Florida Center
for Health Promotion Speaker Series, co-spon-
sored by UF's Department of Health Educa-
tion and Behavior to coincide with Black His-
tory Month.
Green was selected because of the success
of his research with health disparities and be-
cause of UF's link to Moffitt, according to Jill
Varnes, co-organizer of the event.
Moffitt and UF, as of last year, have en-
gaged in an energizing and growing relation-
ship, said Dean Steve Dorman of the College
of Health and Human Performances.
During his speech, Green said there is a
racial gap in mortality rate, even in early life
stages. Blacks have double the infant mortality
rate compared to whites, he said. But at age 85,
there is an equal mortality rate between whites
and blacks.
One problem, Green said, is the percentage
of whites and blacks who have cancer, which
has not changed since 1981. He said more
blacks are affected because fewer seek medical
care due to cost.
Sadie Sanders, a UF professor of human
sexuality, required her graduate students to
attend the lecture.
"All these diseases that he talked about, di-
abetes and cancers, they affect the overall body
which in turn affects human sexuality," Sand-
ers said. "I wanted my students to see that."
Marissa Wheeler, a student in a class taught
by Vames, was also required to attend.
"The huge differences in disparities are a
hard thing to fix," Wheeler said. "The work he
is doing will benefit everyone."
Dr. Green was paid between $100 and $500
to come to UF, in addition to his travel expens-
es.


Candidates talk responsibility


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Three of the students running for Student
Body president had their say Wednesday in
the third and final debate hosted by The In-
dependent Florida Alligator and UF's Col-
lege Republicans. Candidates were publicly
questioned in Turlington Plaza with the aim
of educating students before the Feb. 24 and
Feb. 25 Student Government elections.
Candidates from the Orange and Blue Par-
ty, the Progress Party and the Unite Party of-
fered suggestions to improve issues affecting
UF students. The Keg Party did not partici-
pate. The debate was moderated by College
Republicans member Kate Rapp.
Candidates offered solutions that may aid
with increasing SG's transparency and ac-
countability after the private e-mail scandal
between top SG officials last fall.
Progress Party candidate, Ben Dictor, and
Orange and Blue Party candidate, Mark Mc-


Shera, advocated an improved SG Web site,
which would allow Senate voting records to
become available to students. Both candidates
said this would allow students to know if their
senators are representing their interests.
"Right now we can't hold them account-
able to their actions," Dictor said.
McShera agreed, adding SG's exclusivity
has added to students' political apathy.
"If students can't see what's going on,
why should they care about Student Govern-
ment?" he said.
Another highlight of the debate was when
candidates addressed the Student Body presi-
dent's role as an acting member of the Board
of Trustees, UF's highest governing body.
All candidates agreed this responsibility
should not be taken lightly.
"You have to voice the needs and concerns
of students," said Jordan Johnson, the Unite
Party candidate, "returning the value back to
the students as quickly and effectively as pos-
sible."


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
Student Government presidential candidate Sen. Ben Dictor, left, of the Progress Party,
answers a question while Orange and Blue Party candidate Sen. Mark McShera, right,
takes notes during a debate on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday afternoon.






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Reading program reveals new book for freshmen


By CORBY HERSCHMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF's Common Reading Pro-
gram revealed the title of its re-
quired book for freshmen on
Wednesday on the Plaza of the


Americas.
This year the committee of 20
students, faculty and staff chose
"The Devil's Highway" by Luis
Alberto Urrea, the true story of 26
illegal immigrants who cross the
Mexican border and get lost in the


Arizona desert.
The Common Reading Program
has been distrib-
U F uting books to
Academics incoming fresh-
men at Preview
since 2007, and has incorporated


the titles into English, engineering
and first-year Florida classes.
"We want to engage students
in discussion about service, the
privileges they have and social re-
sponsibility," said Leslie A. Hahn,
assistant director of New Student


Programs.
The program is also planning
events for the fall that will focus
on the book, including panel dis-
cussions, faculty lectures, movie
screenings and a visit by the au-
thor.


LOCAL

Card store sales flop


By KATHRYN STOLARZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Some of Gainesville's specialty
card stores' sales dropped in 2009,
despite Valentine's Day, causing
some store owners to close their
doors for good.
Sue's Hallmark is packing up and
shutting down due to lack of busi-
ness, store owner Larry Stephens
said, blaming the poor economy.
Stephens has owned the card
shop for five years. It will close at the
end of February.
Sales have plummeted since last
year, he said. Although Valentine's
Day has consistently been the store's
largest day of card sales each year,
Stephens couldn't offer as large a
card selection this year and had to
slash prices.
"We sell a lot more than cards,"
he said. "It's the gifts, too."
Lynn's Hallmark has also been
struggling, but owner David De-
Longy plans to keep the store open.
"Our cards, not just Valentine's
Day, but everyday greeting cards,
have taken a hit because we don't
have the number of people willing


to take the trip to the mall," De-
Longy said.
Shoppers opt to go to the drug-
store or to Publix as a matter of con-
venience, he said.
This year's Valentine's Day card
sales for the store were about 13 or
14 percent lower than last year's
sales, he said. Other items such as
stationery and packaging for gifts
have experienced similar drops in
sales.
"The Internet a few years ago
took its toll, but it's the economy
right now," he said. "It's strictly
economic and political fear."
Many Gainesville consumers
look for the bargain when it comes
to greeting cards.
Gainesville resident Debby Ch-
erwak, 55, has made greeting cards
for friends and family since she was
a teenager.
For Valentine's Day this year,
Cherwak made cards for her family
by using a computer program to im-
port photographs and add personal-
ized messages.
UF marketing freshman Ebony
Mason, 19, said price is the most
important factor when she shops for
cards.


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Editorial

Inexcusable Ink

Cartoon's racist overtones

are unacceptable

A quick glance at Wednesday's edition of The New York
Post revealed that racism remains alive and strong in Amer-
ica.
On Page 12 of a paper known for publishing little more
than tabloid fodder, cartoonist Sean Delonas depicted Presi-
dent Barack Obama as a monkey getting shot to death by two
white police officers. In the cartoon, the speech bubble reads,
"They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus
bill."
Excuse us? You've got to be kidding.
According to an article in The New York Times, Col Al-
lan, editor-in-chief of The New York Post, attempted to deflect
negative attention surrounding the drawing by contending the
cartoon was nothing more than a satire of an incident in Con-
necticut in which a crazed monkey was shot to death.
OK, sure the Editorial Board buys that, but why the hell
did it have to include anything about the stimulus. Please, sir,
do tell us how the cartoonist could rationalize tying the death
of a monkey to the passage of a bill meant to fix the economy -
without exuding blatant racist overtones.
Instead of taking the opportunity to concede the utterly dis-
tasteful nature of the cartoon, Allan proceeded to call out the
Rev. Al Sharpton for publicly criticizing the cartoon as an act
of shameless self-promotion. We think it is downright disgust-
ing that Allan had the gall to berate Sharpton when in reality it
was his publication and employee who were in need of a seri-
ous gut check. Sure Sharpton maybe guilty of loving himself a
bit too much, but who can blame him for calling attention to a
gross miscalculation on the part of The New York Post?
There is no fine line that Delonas attempted to walk by de-
picting President Barack Obama as a monkey in his cartoon.
Simply put, you just don't do that. In a time in which the coun-
try can put aside its checkered past to elect a black man to the
highest office in the land, why can't a run-of-the-mill cartoon-
ist refrain from equivocating a budding American icon to a
chimpanzee?
What makes the situation even more disturbing is Delonas'
track record for drawing cartoons that lack any semblance of
sensitivity and foresight. From mocking same-sex marriages
to featuring a politician kissing Sharpton's butt, Delonas' past
behavior has teetered on the unacceptable. Clearly, Delonas
cannot try and hide behind the guise that he only meant to
illicit laughter and amusement when his portfolio is shrouded
with controversy.
It doesn't matter if you're an ardent Obama supporter or
if you voted for the other guy; a society that deems a cartoon
featuring a symbolically racist image OK clearly needs a his-
tory lesson. Sure former President George W. Bush was often
depicted on editorial pages as a monkey, but among the many
differences between him and Obama is the fact that his skin is
white. Drawing a black man as a chimp or gorilla must never
be confused with a comedic device rather, it is nothing more
than a hateful jab at an entire group of people.
Delonas' actions cannot simply be swept under the rug
with hopes that he can go back to drawing cartoons without
facing repercussions. Blatent acts of racism such as this cause
division and uproar that is completely inexcusable. The black
community has fought too hard for their equality, and Delonas
must be held accountable for his truly unsavory trangression.
While The New York Post is hardly the second coming of
The New York Times, we sincerely hope Col Allan can find it
within himself to own up to the shortcomings of his cartoon-
ist with a hint of class, rather than dismissing this inexcusable
act.
Tolerance for such archaic ideology conjures imagery of our
country's racist past that no longer has a place in America.


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Column

SG's inefficiency mirrors Capitol I


h, Student Government election season.
And it couldn't have come at a better time. The
battle over the "porkubus" stimulus bill is over,
President Barack Obama is sending more troops into Af-
ghanistan to fight the war on terror, and newspapers are
calling on Sen. Roland Burris to resign in light of new cor-
ruption scandals. Conservatives don't have much else to
write about.
Not that SG is much to write about, either. Yes, SG
controls a sizable budget, but unfortunately the lasting
implications of any decision they make are just not that
significant. Congresses are inherently slow moving, inef-
ficient and wrought with compromise.
Obama's stimulus bill, for example, was originally sup-
posed to be about $100 billion larger and include a great
deal more government spending. Despite overwhelming
support in both houses, the final bill ended up watered-
down and littered with pork-barrel spending.
Like it or not, this is the way government was meant
to function. The people who wrote the Constitution
feared government rather than trusted it to solve all of
their problems. They sought a slow-moving Congress
that couldn't infringe on their rights in the same way as a
super-efficient English tyrant.
For those of us who still don't like government, this
slow movement keeps government subordinate to the
people. We don't want a government that will immedi-
ately respond to every little problem in America rather
than let people and the market sort out their own prob-
lems. My favorite words in the Constitution are the first
five of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no
law."
So why do we expect SG to be any different?


Hill


Even the SG campaigns are
S just as bad as the real-world
ones. Mudslinging has been
rampant, especially in pithy
tactics like those employed by
the Orange and Blue Party in
filing otherwise trivial com-
Johnathan Lott plaints against the Progress
letters@alligator.org Party.
The Orange and Blue
Party campaigned last fall
and spring on the promise of
change, and its most significant accomplishment was the
resignation of a Gator Party senator. The Progress Party
promises "insourcing" that aside from being a socialistic
idea reminiscent of protectionism at the expense of effi-
ciency is fairly unfeasible for any minority party to ac-
complish in the current SG establishment. The Unite Party
promises that everything will be great if we just "unite."
Will it happen? We shall see...
So for the upcoming SG election, I endorse your
friends. Vote for the people you know are running and
who would be capable legislators. Don't waste your time
voting down the party lines hoping for any real sort of
change from anybody. Everyone will give you more of
the same more bickering, more twiddling, and more mi-
nor legislation with little if any lasting benefit.
No matter how much people try to stop it, SG is still
government, and government is inevitably going to screw
up. So have fun campaigning, good luck if you're run-
ning, and stop asking me to vote for your party.
Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sopho-
more. His column appears on Thursdays.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Will you be vot- Wednesday's question: Would
ing in SG elections? you consider using Wii Fit to get
in shape for Spring Break?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org


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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Letter to the Editor
Column overlooks Chavez's positives
As a close observer of the massive social
transformation currently taking place in
Venezuela right now, I take issue with Eric
Chianese's column Wednesday. Media pun-
dits love to paint Hugo Chavez as a dictator,
but look at the facts.
Chavez has been re-elected several times
with landslide majorities (garnering 60 to 70
percent of the vote) in elections with mas-
sive turnout, which international election


monitoring agencies called clean, open and
fair.
When Chavez was overthrown by a mili-
tary coup orchestrated by rich oligarchs of
Venezuela (with CIA support), he was suc-
cessfully returned to office by the working
people of Caracas, who surrounded the
presidential palace and deposed the illegiti-
mate government.
Chavez pardoned the plotters, despite
their crimes against the Venezuelan consti-


tution. Does this seem "thuggish"? Chianese
says Chavez has a "Stalinist cult of personal-
ity," yet any honest observer should see no
difference between Chavez's popularity and
the recent "Obama mania." No term limits?
France and Great Britain also have no term
limits.
Here's the real list of Chavez's "greatest
hits." How about Chavez's war on illiteracy,
which educated millions of children and il-
literate adults? The campaign against mal-


nutrition among children? Or the initiative
to establish thousands of worker coopera-
tives in every sector of the economy, guar-
anteeing workers control over their working
lives?
Frankly, I think America would be lucky
to have a president like Chavez. We've had
enough smooth businessmen sell America
down the river.
Joe Richard
3LS


Guest column

Personal vendettas reason enough to oppose candidates
t's funny how you're never really sies plaguing a student organization to hear that I'll What if you found out that guy most capable candidates this uni
"done" with people in college. I was in. At the time, my account's have any legacy who gave you the finger after cut- versity has ever seen. I just don't lik
Remember that loud mouth privacy settings were wide-open, Erik VOSS whatsoever, ting you off on 1-75 is now running him because he called me a "scur
from your English discussion sec- leading to a frenzy of comments on Speaking Out Instead, I sim- for president? Hallelujah! You'd be bag." It's a silly, absurd and imma
tion freshman year? Now, he's dat- the post. ply wondered: a purple-thumbed Iraqi, exercis- ture reason to vote in what is rou
ing vour ex. And serving vou a Dita. Dictor. an unknown to me and "Who the hell is ing vour democratic duty with the tinelv a silly, absurd and immatur


This small-world phenomenon
has given me a reason to vote in
student government elections next
week. Benjamin Dictor, the Progress
Party's presidential candidate, once
called me a "scum bag." And now,
he's going to pay.
Two years ago, I posted a blog
on Facebook concerning controver-


to the organization, came across the
post and jumped in on the action.
In addition to "scum bag," he said
I was "worthless," I totally lacked
"value and decency" and my legacy
will be "pathetic and minuscule."
I got over it. Not only have I heard
much worse, the guy was right on
the money. In fact, I was excited


Ben Dictor?"
Two years later, he's running for
SG President. And now, as an apo-
litical student who doesn't care if
student government sends private
e-mails to Santa Claus about hand
scanners at homeless shelters, I'm
stoked to have a legitimate reason to
vote: revenge!


vengefulness of Jack Bauer.
A vote is a dish best served cold.
That's what's great about democ-
racy. You can vote on whatever ar-
bitrary grounds you want: tie color,
FCAT score, rate of blinks per min-
ute.
To give him credit, Dictor is one
of the smartest, most passionate and


i-
e
n
i-
i-
e


election.
So when you cast your vote on
Feb. 24 and 25, do so in shallow wa-
ters. And candidates: if you want
to reduce voter apathy, insults go a
long way.
It worked for a scum bag like
me.
Erik Voss is an Avenue writer.


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT


Senators choose campaigning over Safe Run event


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

Though many student senators were
running around campaigning Wednesday
on campus, not one was running in the UF
Naval-ROTC event to promote the Safe Run
program.
Safe Run is a collaboration of Student
Government and UF NROTC to provide
students with a safe way of running on cam-
pus at night by pairing them with NROTC
volunteers.
During today's event, NROTC volun-
teers were supposed to run with partners,
specifically senators, at 2:30 p.m. on cam-
pus to raise awareness about the program,


which has had low interest this semester,
according to Michael Del Favero, the pro-
gram's president.
"Anyone could have signed up, but the
focus was supposed to be senators," said
Sen. Samantha Sexton, the Student Senate
Safe Run liaison who helped spearhead the
program during the summer as a member of
the Student Safety Committee.
Sexton made an announcement at Tues-
day's Senate meeting about the event, and
Student Senate President Jordan Johnson
encouraged senators to attend.
However, only the NROTC volunteers
made it panting and sweating to the finish
line on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union
where a Safe Run table was set up with chips


and Gatorade for runners.
Sexton attributed the lack of senator par-
ticipation to Student Government campaign-
ing, which was rampant on campus today.
UF freshman Chris Baughman and ad-
vertising senior Kyle Cotton were the first to
jog to the NROTC table after completing a
2-mile run around campus.
Cotton, who has been a volunteer runner
since the program began, said the average
person he is paired with will run two miles.
Del Favero said the program pairs run-
ners with volunteers who have the same
running abilities.
"I'm one of the fast people," he said. "If
there's a seven-mile person, they'll call me."
As more volunteers reached the finish


line, the group of about 15 NROTC members
handed out fliers. They spoke with students
walking by about the program, which is
available Monday through Thursday from 6
p.m. to 10 p.m. Students simply have to call
an hour before they want to run and meet a
volunteer at one of eight locations on cam-
pus.
Kamia Morris, UF family, youth and
community sciences junior, was surprised to
learn that the program is free, and said she'd
definitely try it out.
"Maybe this will motivate me not to use,
'it's dark' as an excuse,"Morris said.
To contact the NROTC Safe Run program
and set up a run with a volunteer, call 352-
392-0973.


Authorities ask community to help find missing man


* JOHN WALDO, 42, WENT
MISSING ON FEB. 11.

Authorities are looking for a
Gainesville man who has been
missing for a week.
The family of engineer


John Waldo, 42, contacted the
Gainesville Police Department this
week after not having contact with
him in days, said GPD spokesman
Keith Kameg.
There has been no sign of ac-
tivity from Waldo since Feb. 11


when detectives discovered his
credit card was used
Local at Calico Jacks Oyster
News Bar, 3502 SW Second
Ave., Kameg said.
According to his family, he is
a responsible man, and it is out of


character for him to have missed
work and family functions, Kameg
said.
Officers continue to search for
Waldo's 2001 silver BMW 330i
with a temporary Florida license
plate number of ACM9754.


Kameg said he hopes the com-
munity can help find Waldo.
Police urge anyone with infor-
mation on Waldo's whereabouts to
call detective Bennie Smith at 352-
334-2488.
KATIE EMMETS


IRHA president said students asked for wireless at dorm meetings


WIRELESS, from page 1

bathroom renovations, Blansett wrote in an e-mail.
The department has been working with the Inter-Resi-
dence Hall Association, for two years to place wireless In-
ternet in common areas through this reserve fund, Blansett
wrote.
Jon Sheffield, IRHA president, said students have ex-
pressed their desires for wireless in various residence hall
meetings, and that IRHA staff members know from being
students themselves how helpful the installation would be.


Originally, the first phase of the project, which will install
wireless in Hume Hall, the Beaty Towers, Jennings Hall, the
Broward Area and the Yulee Area, was scheduled to begin
in July, Blansett wrote. However, because contractors want
projects to keep their employees working, the
On department was able to get a better deal on
Campus the installation, she wrote.
The $400,000 will cover the cost of installa-
tion, hardware and wiring, Mian said.
Because the money is coming from the reserve fund, the
installation will not cause rent to go up, he said.
Phase two, which will include the Tolbert Area, the Gra-


ham Area and the Keys Residential Complex, is set for next
year. Phase three, which will include the Springs and Lake-
side residential complexes and Murphree area, will be fin-
ished either next year or 2011.
Mian said the dorms were scheduled for installation in
the most cost-effective order.
Sheffield said wireless Internet will be a good way to
get students out of their dorms and into the common areas
where they can meet other students.
"We want students to be in the community," he said.
"That's one of the most fantastic things that UF housing tries
to provide."


To combat effects of budget cuts, Chamber is focusing on high-tech industry


ECONOMY, from page 1

only getting items she knows will
sell, and she works the sales desk
when she wouldn't have previ-
ously.

"It's a lot of money overall,
but when you start plug-
ging every little hole, it's
used up quickly."
Ed Poppell
UF vice president for
finance and administration

But the relative protection af-
forded by local institutions comes
with a downside, said Steve Or-
lando, a UF spokesman.
"It's kind of like putting all
your eggs in one basket," he said.
Government-funded institu-
tions provide economic stability
until state budget cuts put that
stability in jeopardy, he said.
Officials at UF believe these
relatively mild effects on the local
economy could get worse if bud-
get cuts continue.
"Our local economy may be in-
sulated," said Ed Poppell, UF vice
president for finance and adminis-


tration, "but we are not immune."
The Florida legislature will
meet in two weeks and begin its
annual 60-day session.
Based on fiscal projections, the
legislature will pass a new state
budget during the session
"That may be when it really
comes home to roost," he said.
While Poppell expects budget
cuts, he is optimistic about what
the recent $782 billion stimulus
package could mean for UF.
"It's a lot of money overall, but
when you start plugging every
little hole, it's used up quickly,"
he said.
Because of the effect that bud-
get cuts could have on UF and
Shands, the Chamber has also
focused on expanding high-tech
industries in Gainesville, DuRant
said.
This effort is led by Gainesville
Technology Enterprise Center,
commonly known as GTEC, which
has assisted companies such as Es-
cape Media Group, which runs the
music sharing Web site Groove-
shark.
High-tech industry is generally
cleaner than other industries, said
Larry Kenny, a UF economics pro-
fessor.


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Check out a story on the Florida Experimental Flim/Video Festival,
which kicks off Saturday at the Hippodrome. Also, Robert Hilson
reviews the latest albums from Dalek, The Bird and the Bee and
Lonely, Dear.


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music

Is quiet the


new loud?

JENNIFER ARELLANO
AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Music has always been a litmus
test for the times.
In the '60s, Bob Dylan led the anti-
war movement singing folk songs to
protest the Vietnam War.
The '70s saw The Sex Pistols and
The Clash decrying British aristocra-
cy and conservatism.
Post-Berlin Wall, Nirvana and
Pearl Jam ushered in the grunge
movement with angsty, "shoegaze"
melodies shunning '80s glam excess.
In the early 2000s, while transition-
ing from Clinton to Bush, music ex-
perienced a garage-rock revival with
fluid, distortion-heavy tunes from
The Strokes and The White Stripes.
As a historical pattern, the music
reflected the politics. Music was ap-
propriately edgy, exciting and loud.
In 2009, we have Fleet Foxes.
With its full length debut album,
"Fleet Foxes," hailed as the Best Al-
bum of 2008 by Pitchfork Media, our
generation seems to pale in compari-
son.
A Renaissance-folk sounding
band, with troubadour-like melodies
so lulling and gentle they require a
candlelit-vigil reverence, Fleet Foxes
has taken over the indie scene as the
preeminent buzz band.

SWith a new presidency and
a burgeoning economic
crisis, our music should not be
whispering and wailing.


Leading a ticker-tape parade of
similarly quiet, innocuous, ambient
bands like Beirut, Grizzly Bear, and
Bon Iver, Pitchfork's choice seems
quite anticlimactic given the current
heady political and economic times.
Why is the music not matching the
mayhem? Is quiet the new loud?
We are at a time and space with
no distinct musical backbone. We are
in danger of cultivating a wallflower
generation.
A demand for the quality and vol-
ume of music doubles as a demand
for the quality and volume of society.
With a new presidency and a burgeon-
ing economic crisis, our music should
not be whispering and wailing.
Now that the fervent Obama sup-
porters are out of a gig, does this
mean our generation should sit back
and warp music into a medium of
content? Of complacency?
Music should act as a medium for
discontent. Why not incite revolution
Stamp-Act style or set cars on fire,
like the French?
While Fleet Foxes' music is admit-
tedly soothing, I want our genera-
tion's music to return to ear-crushing
volumes because I want our genera-
tion to be remembered as more than
just being in a lull.
At your next concert or music store
purchase, ask yourself this question:
Are you listening?


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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


Slightly Stoopid gains fame


HENRY TAKSIER + AVENUE WRITER


Ryan "RyMo" Moran, drummer of the
reggae-rock band Slightly Stoopid, said his
band was voted one of the top ten least like-
ly to succeed in high school.
"When we first started, the guys were
just punk kids," he said. "Sixteen years old
in high school and, you know, pissed."
Moran vaguely remembers how Slightly
Stoopid came up with its name. The mem-
bers were hanging out in a room full of
people smoking marijuana, when someone
made a meaningless comment.
Someone else responded by saying,
"What? That's uh... slightly stupid."
Inspiration struck.
Slightly Stoopid, hailing from Ocean
Beach, Calif., will play at The Venue with
Inner Circle and the Supervillains tonight at
8 p.m. Tickets cost $20.
Moran said the band's style has evolved
since high school. The "teen angst" has, for
the most part, evaporated.
"We were fans of all styles of music," he
said. "Hip hop, jazz, reggae, classical, rock
and roll and everything in between all
those styles, I think, come through in our
current sound."
The band writes songs about pot, parties,
hanging out, getting in trouble, being at
the beach, skateboarding, making love and
making war.
"We're beach kids," he said. "It's just
part of being around the ocean. You smoke
a joint to enhance the experience."
In high school, Slightly Stoopid was
signed by Brad Nowell of the legendary
reggae-punk band Sublime to his new label,
Skunk Records.


The band had the privilege of playing
shows with Sublime in 1996, shortly before
Nowell's death.
For 12 years, Slightly Stoopid has toured
the country. It wasn't an easy job, Moran
said.
He and the other members did whatever
it took to make ends meet, from digging
ditches to serving coffee.
"You make a little money on tour, and
you're cool for a bit. Then you start getting
low on cash. You gotta
find a gig, work for a
couple months or a
few weeks even, and
then you can get back
on the road again," he
said.
"We stuck with it
because we believed
in what we did."
Until about 6
months ago, Slightly Stoopid's songs were
not played on the radio.
"We've been touring underground for 12
years, selling out huge amphitheaters, and
just this past year, the radio has caught on a
little bit," Moran said.
"Getting on the radio and having hits
was never our focal point."
Tonight at The Venue, fans can expect to
hear songs from every album, ranging from
crazy punk to mellow reggae.
"We approach every show like it's anoth-
er night," Moran said. "We're gonna come
out, play some old stuff, some new stuff,
some in-between stuff and have a good
time."


Film mixes pompoms, humor

KARINA GALVEZ AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER


The times when the football
star sweeps the head cheerleader
off her feet as easily as he makes a
touchdown are over.
"Fired Up!" takes the stars of the
Gerald R. Ford High School foot-
ball team out of their jerseys and
into uniforms as they weasel their
way out of football camp and into


take advan
tio of girls
must learn
zy appetite
to the squa
as many ur
sible in a s
awry when
feelings for


cheer camp. With The "American Pie"
their not-so-hidden ~ meets "Bring it On"
agenda of hooking film packs pom-
up with as many girls poms slapstick humor
as possible in the and strange love
summer, Nick Brady with a hint of charm
and Shawn Colfax
convince cheerlead-
ing captain Carly that being on the ous other t
team could improve the squad's friends and
performance at camp. "American
Having exhausted their options On" film pa
of available girls at their school, the humor and
boys dare not put the moves on the of charm th
cheerleaders who are well aware likable an
of their Casanova ways. The boys cheering ali


I


tage of the favorable ra-
to boys at camp. They
to balance their girl-cra-
s and their commitment
d. The plan to conquest
suspecting girls as pos-
?an of three weeks goes
they begin to develop
two unexpected girls.
"Fired Up!" fits
right into the teen-
movie genre: sports
star protagonists, un-
suspecting girls that
fall in their love traps,
the mysterious older
woman, the villain-
eam, the scum-bag boy-
sexual ambiguity. The
Pie" meets "Bring it
cks pompoms, slapstick
strange love with a hint
Lat makes the characters
I leaves the audience
ong.


S0 A with


T~nffr'fi If


The Avenue spoke with McCord about her role as Gwyneth
in the new film "Fired Up!" during a college press conference
call. McCord is known for her roles on Nip/Tuck and 90210.
The film opens in theaters Friday.
Q: What did you enjoy most about playing Gwyneth,
the villain?
A: "The best part is that you get to be a mean person.
McCord You get to take out all your aggression. There is a mim-
ing scene where I'm wiping the drool off our opponent's
mouth. It was so obnoxious. If anyone did that in real life it would be so
messed up, but it's hysterical for the film."


Embrace your neiahbor's saueakv sex with lauahter


* I
ASHELY ROSS
* Oh yeah, baby. Harder! Yes, yes, yes!
Come on, I know you're familiar with
this. Either you're guilty of screaming it or
S you've heard it. As college students, our
living quarters tend to cause occasional is-
sues with loud sex.
S There are the squeaks, the thrusts,
the moans and always the screams; but
with endless amounts of hormones flying
S around Gainesville and far too much alco-
hol available, it's a lot harder to keep your
pants on than you think.
And I've realized, from both personal
and hearsay experiences, that people hav-
ing sex just don't care how loud they are
and who hears them. It's as if the bedroom
is a sanctuary where what you say-or
Sscream-cannot and will not be used
against you.
It's rarely even brought up to someone
* how loud they are in bed. Hinting at it is
forbidden territory and causes far too awk-
ward of a situation to get stuck in.
So, with no way around loud sex, how
do you deal with it? Simply putting up with
the eeh-uh-eeh-uh of your roommate's old
bedsprings leaves you annoyed and sleep-
less.
The only solution? Embrace it.


* AVENUE WRITER
Loud sex can serve many different pur-
poses, both good and bad. First and fore-
most, it's no secret that noisy sex is pretty
much always annoying. You're just sitting
in your room trying to watch lectures when
all of a sudden the pencil holder and pic-
ture frames on your desk start to shake be-
cause the bed next door is hitting the wall a
wee bit too hard.


Si I


There's no way to pretend it's not hap-
pening, and it just puts you in an uncom-
fortable situation.
And what if you're in the dorms with no
preference of furniture, which leaves you
stuck with-yup, you guessed it-bunk
beds. I don't think horrifyingly awkward
even begins to describe what to do when
your bunkmate mounts her man in the top
bunk shaking the entire thing as if you put
a niiarter in a vibrating mo-


And it's even worse z" And I've realized, from
when you're trying to v both personal and hear-
sleep-either in the say experiences, that people
morning or at night- having sex just don't care how
and the thrusting from loud they are and who ,
the apartment above you hears them
keeps you wide awake
regardless of the midterm you have the You first hl
next morning, loud sex is. No]
But almost worse than being annoying, back in the be
cacophony in the bedroom can be over- to blame anyb
whelmingly awkward. little more nois
Imagine this, you're in bed with a friend- And by e
with-benefits, but the two of you have yet to screams of yoi
do the dirty deed. This friend's roommates, don't mean joi
however, are way ahead of you and you've ing (we don't
got rooms to the left, right and above you fun), make ligl
going at it while you and your friend lay or with your fr
together silently questioning whether or If you're in
not you should be doing it too.

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tel cot.
But, like I said, embrac-
ing these situations is the
only way out. And if you
try to look at it differently,
it can actually become quite
an amusing issue.
ave to think about how fun
body wants to hold anything
droom. So do your best not
ody who might be making a
e than you'd prefer.
mbracing the moans and
ur roommate or neighbor, I
ning in on them or mimick-
want to spoil someone else's
it of them either by yourself
iends.
the living room watching TV


and your roommate's going at it in the next
room, call a friend and tell them what's up.
I bet you'll be laughing within seconds.
And if you're stuck in bed with a hook-
up and you guys aren't doing it, but the
couple in the next room is, laugh about it.
Giggling releases any unwanted tension
and the awkwardness will quickly vanish.
But if you're actually overly annoyed with
the loud sex of someone in your vicinity,
your headphones are your best bet. And
if it's a persistent annoyance, you might
want to invest in a loud fan to drown out
the noise.
That being said, those of you who are
causing all these noise violations need to be
aware of a few things too. Nobody is going
to blame you for being loud in bed, but just
keep in mind that everyone can hear you.
And do your best to keep the noise level
down if your roommate is recently single,
there is no need to rub it in someone's face
that you're getting some and they're not.
They already know this and don't need to
hear it.
So do your best to find the humor in
awkward, loud sex situations and try not to
be unnecessarily loud. After all, there's no
reason to be afraid of things that go bump
in the night.


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Call for specials 332-7401 4-22-72-2

A LOT for A Little
Rates as LOW as $329 per bed!
Free Cable w/ HBO*Tanning!
Huge 1,2,3 Beds*W/D in unit!
Waived Move-in Fees: 372-8100
4-22-08-72-2

LOVE GOING OUT?
Luxury 3/3TH Perfectly Located Downtown!
1 month free for fall &
no move-in fees from $500/person!
W/D*Free Parking*Pets Welcome
Live where you play!! 338-0002
www.arlingtonsquare.org
4-22-72-2


MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 THs and 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
4-22-72-2

THREE BLOCKS TO UF!
2br/1ba from $700
No Move-in Fees! Water included
Wood floors avail! Pets loved!
FREE Parking! 372-7111
4-22-08-72-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $695
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.lakewoodvilllas.com
4-22-08-72-2

SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $485
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 11-2
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
4-22-08-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
No Move-in Fees! Pets loved.
Studios $549, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
4-22-08-72-2

Where in the world is Hidden Lake?
You may want to find these luxury apts!
3/3's start at $425 person for Immediate
2/2's are $490 person, Includes Cable &
Internet
Call Now 352-374-3866
4-22-08-72-2

2 BLOCKS TO UF
Studios and 1/1 as low as $559
2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person
CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777
4-22-08-72-2

Walk to Class!
1brs from $599 -150 ft from UF!
$0 move-in fees! Move-in Today!
FREE parking! Pets Welcome!
372-7111 CollegeManor.org
4-22-08-72-2

GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN:
Our 4/4's are classy!!
SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!!
Rates starting at $509!!
CALL: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-22-08-72-2

Stop staring at my Apts!
It's hard not to now that
we are furnished/all-inclusive
Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes
Large, luxury lbr-4brs with TVs in kitchen
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
*352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com-
4-22-08-72-2







2 bed luxury condos for rent.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
super quiet construction. $1600/mo.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
4-22-72-2

***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE***
10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceil-
ing, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of char-
acter. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-214-
9270 4-22-08-72-2

**WOODLAND VILLAS**
2BR units starting at
$695. Gated community.
Private courtyards.
M-F 10-6 Sat. 10-2
5950 SW 20th Ave.
888-803-7678
www.woodlandvillas.com
4-22-08-72-2

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. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 2-24-09-
65-2


WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1BR/$495 to $999/mo
2BR/2.5BA $1499/mo
Gore Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com
4-22-08-72-2

SUN ISLAND
1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650
Sun Bay Sun Key Sun Harbor
352-376-6720
4-22-08-72-2

1 Tour & You're Sure!
Leasing for Now & Fall
1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes
W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts
We love pets! Ask about specials!
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-08-72-2


100+ Apts: Walk to UF
On 1 website: www.ForRentNearUF.com
Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF
Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+
3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223
4-22-72-2

**2/1 House w/ Big Yard**
4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors
Pet Friendly $1200/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-76-2

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area
1 mi to UF. 2816W Univ Ave. $1700/mo now
or $1700/mo in fall. Can divide 3/2 for $1200/
mo. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931
2-19-09-30-2

01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY Great Location*
1blk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy ef-
ficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet,
decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650.
postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873
2-27-09-36-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1
4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, privacy
fenced yard, W/D provided, 3413 NW 8th
Ave. $1600/mo. Screened back porch, other
houses available. 339-2342 for more info.
2-20-09-29-2

*2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt*
3 Blocks to UF
Pet Friendly $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 4 Blocks to UF*
Central AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
Island Kitchen, WD hookups
Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2

NO FEES and One Month Free!
On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve
Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's
MASSIVE Townhomes!
W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit
Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-63-2

HUGE 2BR 1BA
W/D hookups. Pets OK
Walk to Vet School
$595 mo. Move in today!
866-747-8314 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Equal Housing Oppty.
4-22-09-61-2

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1.
Studio, fireplace, washer/dryer provided, wd
floors. Yard area for grill, etc. 1 blkfrom cam-
pus, attached to rental house w/separate en-
trance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342
2-20-09-22-2

*Huge 1BR Loft w/Skylight*
3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF
Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts
www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223
4-22-59-2


Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF
As low as $559
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Open late and weekends
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-59-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 2-19-20-2


4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500
deposit. 3608 NW 22nd PI. Call 352-214-
1956 2-19-09-20-2

Summit House 1BR/1BA Available Now
$605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or
Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2


** Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Incl.
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR single-story villas
starting from $529
Move in costs starting at $139
Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road.
Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2


One month FREE!
Zero Redec Fee
1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599
Move in costs starting at $139
Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St
Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2

One month FREE! $189 Moves you in!
HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas
starting from $759
Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd.
Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-
59-2

LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced
backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened porch
& extra large utility room. Only $500 deposit &
$725/mo. Call 352-372-3131. Location: 1710
SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-58-2

1BR/1BA Next to UF Campus
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-26-09-
15-2

Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall!
Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect
Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees
W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets!
Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF
Reserve now! 338-0002
4-22-09-53-2

Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for.
Close to UF and downtown! Two pools!
Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!!
1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW!
Move in today & get One Month FREE plus
$0 move in fees.
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-58-2


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*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Waltk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor,
W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate 239-
250-6149 239-992-2449 2-20-09-14-2

Why Pay More?
Great Apartments at a Great Price!
1/1 From $689; 2/2 From $759;
3/2 From $899 CALL: (352) 377-7401
www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2

We have REAL 1/is for Feb '09!
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585!
Bike to UF CENTERPOINT
1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475!
No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info
call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or
email Rentals@EFNProperties.com
2-20-09-14-2


*Live on UF Lake*
Huge 2/2 with Den 3/2
Fully Remodeled $1275/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-53-2


*Live on UF Lake*
Large Estate, 5 bedrms
Dock & Pool, $2500/mo
352-339-4862
4-22-53-2

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
2-24-09-15-2

Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile
1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D,
cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 367-
0372 3-6-22-2


Sorority Row Apts
Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF
New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos *
www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223
4-22-50-2

1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in
small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d
St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/
mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 377-
2150 Please leave a msg. 3-5-09-20-2


*2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF. 2
Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share.
Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appli-
ances, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $1000/
mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com
2-19-09-20-2

Beautiful, spacious 4/4 2 blocks from UF in
Oxford Terrace. $550/month incl. washer/
dryer, electricity, water, cable, and internet.
Bus comes every 10 min. Avail in August.
Call Amy (954) 536-2052 for more info.
2-25-14-2

BRAND NEW Cricket Club
Phase II, 2BR/2BA Condo
gated,pool,fitness center,W/D
$1100/mo,call mario 352-219-4426
or jmacmaster@e-techservices.com 2-19-
10-2

2br/2.5ba townhouse for rent! First month
free! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus stop
in front of complex! W&D included and pets
allowed! $750 a month. Call Rhonda at (727-
243-4688) or (813-833-3495). 2-27-09-15-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office.
2BR$550 1BR $500
Call for daily specials
352-335-0420 3-6-09-20-2

3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES
Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths,
screened patio, big yard, carport, storage
shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400-
$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197
3-6-09-20-2

4BR/3BA 1700+sqft home for rent. 1.3 miles
from UF. Wood floors, newly renovated
kitchen, washer/dryer, dish washer, fenced-
in back yard, and much more. $1450/month.
Available ASAP. Call 305-764-0975 for info
2-24-11-2

3 bedroom/2 bath house in NW. Near SFCC
and on UF bus route. Large fenced backyard
with wooded lot on quiet culdesac. Nice, safe
neighborhood. Available March 1st. $1100/
mo. Jenny 352-870-3975. 2-19-7-2


1 & 2BR/1BA
W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic tile through-
out, front gated patio. Off of 34th St. On
bus #12. From $695/mo. Call 352-377-1633
2-24-10-2


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SPACIOUS 1BR CONDO
Modern and attractive. 1 mi to UF & Shands.
Plenty of parking. W/D incl. $550/mo + dep.
Call 371-9520, 317-2642 2-24-09-10-2

2BR/1BA, central heat, mobile home from
$375-$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW
13th Street. 376-5887 2-25-10-2

BLOCK FROM UF
Available Aug 1st. Houses single family &
attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No
middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852
www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2

4BR 3BA. Spacious house on corner of 34th
St. and University. Close to Publix, dining,
movies and shopping. Only 5 min. bus ride to
campus. W/D. $1,500/mo + util.
1st mo. + last month to move in. Available
now. Call 321-459-3700. 3-4-09-14-2

GREENLEAF 2BR/1BA
Very clean & quiet. Vaulted ceilings. Nice
covered deck. W/D hook-ups. Near bus line
& park. $625/mo + dep. Available now. Call
352-332-8196, 339-6177 2-20-09-6-2

2640 SW 31st PI Apt. A. Large 2BR 1 1/2
Bath updated 2 story apt. with WD hookup
and private fenced backyard in Phoenix apt.
$500 security deposit and $550/month. Wont
last long CALL 562-2782 or 514-6869 2-27-
10-2

Beautiful! Great location 2.5 miles to UF.
5BR/2.5BA newly renovated 2400 sq ft, 2
story, furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd
firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available March
1st. Call 727-224-1288 2-27-09-10-2

2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1600SF, ideal
for Grad Students, 4941 NW 1 PL, near UF
in Mills Pond, Energy Star rated, wired for
internet & Sec Sys, Ref, W&D, DW, Pool,
Tennis, Rec Ctr, no pets, util not incl, 2 mo
dep. req. $1000/mo. Avail 8/15/2009 Call
Rick Smith 954-895-8438/954-928-1507
2-20-09-5-2

www.10houses.com
2 & 3 bd houses for August
cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls
quiet areas, yards $725-$1260
352-336-6116 nancy@10houses.com
3-4-12-2

WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
Walk to UF from our many properties!
1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST!
Forget the Rest and call us today!
Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.campusviewplace.com
4-22-09-44-2

ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF $22,000
Textbooks & Supplies $2,000
Calling Union Properties for your new apt.
PRICELESS! Call 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Finding it hard to choose your next rental?
No Worries, We Can Help!
Rentals going fast near UF so call today!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-22-09-44-2

Night out on us when you lease one of our
amazing 1 br./lba apts untis available with
tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395
mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070
3-30-09-30-2

Huge 5/3 MH on 5 acres 12 minutes to UF,
washer/dryer incl., no pet fee. $1600 mth.
352-213-3943 2-24-5-2

$445-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes
cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12 and
35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398
3-6-13-2


PET'S PARADISE
$375 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-17-
09-15-2


CRICKET CLUB
Tower Rd. 4BR/2.5BA, 2 covered parking
spots, 1638 sq ft. Short term lease avail.
Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-605 3-3-10-2

MILL POND
Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term
lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt
Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF.
On bus route. Incl W/D. Community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security system. $895/mo 332-8841,
lindalu@gatorhomes.com 2-24-09-5-2

Union Street Station 2br/2ba luxury condo.
Beautiful 3rd floor corner unit with alarm, nice
appliances, w/d, balcony, and free parking.
$1400/mo. call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453.
Live in style downtown! 3-17-20-2

Large and beautiful 3bd/2ba house near law
school. Avail. 8/1. Hardwood floors, screened
porch, wood deck, garage, w/d, bonus room
w/built-in bar, large fenced yard. $1600/mo.
Call Eric at 352-870-9453 3-17-20-2

NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright
Laminated wd-looking fir in loft. $675 XL 3/2
loft apt w/new ceramic firs & stainfree carpet
in huge brs $800-850. Nice 2br/2ba gated
patio, trees $630-670 373-8310, 219-3937
2-25-5-2

2BR/1BA SPACIOUS
7209 SW 45th PI. Gainesville. Cent H/AC,
W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets.
Call 386-462-0994 3-4-09-10-2

3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF!
From $506 per person
$0 MOVE IN FEES
Pets Loved! W/D Available
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-09-41-2

3 bed/2 ba house in SW area. 3 miles from
UF. Large fenced back yard. $1300/month
+ security deposit $1000. 352-213-1567.
2-23-3-2

Near UF 4BR/2BA house
wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C
929 NW 22 ST. Available for August
Call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2

Downtown Gainesville
Union Street Station apt above Starbucks
2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors,
granite counters, up-graded kitchen.Available
for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408
3-19-09-16-2

Near UF 5BR/3BA
2,600 sq ft house
630 NW 36 Street. Available for August
call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2


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4/4 Apartment for $350 per month. Utilities,
cable, internet etc. all included with washer
and dryer. Large bedroom and closet.
Individual bathrooms. Three bus routes
directly to campus. 5 minute drive by car.
Multiple pools, basketball and tennis courts
on property. Lease through summer. For
more information call (813) 390-7761
2-20-5-3


Sublease 2/2 close to campus free cable,
wireless internet,tanning and gym. Court
yard. Must lease will make deal. Lease
good thru July 09. Immediate move in. Call
352/558/4053 or 352/792/4864 anytime.
2-24-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-22-72-4


1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
*1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW
house close to UF $395/mo
352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com.
2-27-09-40-4

2 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new
4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W
of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm.
$475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-20-
30-4

Share 2/2 MH Furn rm $200 N/R dep. $400/
mo; $100/wk incl util. 2wk adv. laun/cook svc
avail N/S, N/A, N/D. Discount for handyman.
Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops
Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 2-23-20-4

-:: 2 Blocks To UF:: -
Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable
TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777
www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-22-
09-62-4

1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March!
Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF
easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house,
PoolTable,65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts
$495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368
2-24-10-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-20-
09-16-4

Housemate wanted in NW G'ville. NICE pri-
vate bdrm and bath. House has PRIVATE
pool/fireplaces/large fenced yard. Utilities
included (WiFi/cable/electric). 500/month
contact max (215-917-0829) maxs@ufl.edu
2-20-09-10-4

09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful
5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage,
fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on
bus rte. Very safe community $495/mo + utils
(-$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 2-23-
09-10-4

Rooming House, 2 rooms open single per-
son. $100 p/w. Full cable +TV. 262-6748 for
all info. No text mssg. Will not respond. Talk
in person only. 3-3-10-4

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2B/2.5Ba, All Furn Incl, Free WiFi, W/D,
Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts
20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate.
$460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-6-
13-4

M or F ROOMMATE Wanted $300 rent
Furnished / 2 min walk to UF.
Friendly neighbors / Bill avg $100.
$600 to move in TODAY
Text Rodney 352-215-9433 2-23-09-4-4

Roommate Needed. $380 a month rent.
Utilities include high speed internet, cable,
and electric. Apartment is on 34th street,
close to UF, shopping, and downtown G-ville.
Very quite apartment complex. Call 804-267-
0690 or email me at Saundemk@gmail.com
2-20-09-3-4

Roommate needed for this summer and/
or upcoming '09-'10 school year. House
located in upscale subdivision of Capri lo-
cated off 34th street. $350/month includes
EVERYTHING(utilities, internet,gym...)! easy
commute with bus route directly to campus.
female student, non-smoker, no pets is pre-
ferred. call (863)521-2078 or
email aloha75@ufl.edu. 3-6-10-4







16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
3-6-09-12-4


Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT
PLACING YOUR AD ONLINE AT www.al-
ligator.org. or please call 373-Find

SEE ALL CONDOS
WWW.UFCONDOS.COM
Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5


Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5

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
4-22-72-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879
5-21-49-5

Mill Pond 2/2. Immaculate. Immediate occu-
pancy. Many upgrades. Across from GHFC.
$149,900. 561-628-2866 2-20-09-5-5

$77,900 $$
Nice condo. SW Large 2/2. 374-4216
ALSO 2/1 $66,900 2-20-09-5-5


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-22-08-72-6

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. 4-22-08-72-6

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-22-08-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-22-
72-6


FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6

**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.
4-22-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-22-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-08-
72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6

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 4-22-72-6

* Queen size bed $60 0 Sofa $60
* Recliner $50 Nice dresser $60
* Table & 4 chairs $80 Lawn mower $50.
Call 904-363-7045 or 352-215-3403
2-25-10-6


CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S
Buy Sell Trade Any Condition
336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22-
08-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-22-08-72-7







C 0 PUTERB
4-22-70-7

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 4-22-70-7


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

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town *
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-22-72-9




PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 392-0370
4-22-08-72-10


Dining table w/6chairs $250, Couch $150, 2
swival rockers $25 each, glass & iron coffee
table $25, 2 wood & glass end tables $25
each. Must sell. 219-9041 2-25-09-5-10

Dk. wood bedroom suite, queen bed, mattress,
box springs, night stand, chest, dresser w/
mirror. $450 Very good condition. Must sell.
219-9041 2-25-09-5-10




000000 SCOOTERS 000000
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-22-08-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-22-08-72-11

***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-08-
72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-22-08-72-11

***www.BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-22-08-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
Closest to Campus. Largest selection,
Best Customer Service.
Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and
Service.
633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com
4-22-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $799. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Genuine,
Estblished 10 yrs, 2 yr warranties
1024 S Main St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-22-08-72-11

2007 Schwinn Graduate 150cc scooter
for sale $2,000. Charcoal metallic color, 112
miles. Contact schwinn4sale@gmail.com for
more information. 2-27-10-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0
ORunning or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12

CARS CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-22-72-12

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


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-22-72-12


*FAST CASH PAID*
For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up.
Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-22-
72-12


*****ATTENTION*****
0000* SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOSOS
WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS!
300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999
4-22-08-72-12

All Vehicles Must Go!
Liquidation Sale Special
60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today
Why Wait for Your Refund?
File Your Taxes Here and
Drive Off in Your Vehicle
Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

Sun City Auto
No Credit Check
All Vehicles $0 Down
Buy Here Pay Here
352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
2-27-09-24-12

2001 HONDA CIVIC EX
Only 105K miles. Excellent condition.
Automatic, 4-door, CD player, cruise control,
sunroof & more. Green color. $6300. 352-
505-0711 or 352-392-7265, ungal@ufl.edu
2-19-09-5-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-22-
72-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-22-08-72-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested.

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 2-26-09-74-13


This newspaper assumes no responsibility
for injury or loss arising from contacts made
through advertising. We suggest that any
reader who responds to advertising use cau-
tion and investigate the sincerity of the ad-
vertiser before giving out personal informa-
tion or arranging meetings


EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
4-22-08-72-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 4-22-08-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14

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! 4-22-72-14

Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14

Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
Earn up to $150/day being a mystery shop-
per. No experience required. Call 1-800-722-
4791 4-22-09-65-14

Immediate opening for a
Professional Leasing Agent!
Part Time or Full Time
Experience Preferred, Great Pay!
Fax resume to 352-372-0708 4-22-59-14

400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
3 Coed summer camps in PA.
Travel Paid, Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-22-
09-59-14





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Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-22-
09-59-14


DANCERS NEEDED
For adult entertainment company. Make
$1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-22-
54-14


Survey Takers Needed:
Make $5-$25 per survey.
GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14

An awesome summer job.
If you're looking to spend this summer out-
doors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has
female/male summertime openings for Land
Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life
guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course,
Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater,
Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography,
Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus
room/board & travel provided. Call us today
toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at
www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14

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

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-22-09-72-14.


Atttorney needed for will contest. Florida
Bar certified. Preferably someone new and
affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267
3-4-09-20-14




HOUSEKEEPER
4 hrs am weekdays. References.
housekeeper9@gmail.com
2-20-09-8-14




*STUDENT WORK*
Great Pay
PT/FT Avail,
Cust. Sales/Service
Flex Sched,
Conditions Apply
Call ASAP
(352) 872-6655
3-2-09-14-14




Camp Marlin Doggie Daycare. PT job caring
for group of 24 dogs. Must have good cos-
tumer service skills, knowledge of K9 care/
behavior. Prefer morning availability.
Call (352)376-9544 or
campmarlindogs@gmail.com 2-20-09-7-14




LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail
afternoons & weekends. Apply in person,
Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-45-
14


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Record Specialist I /Assistant
LifeSouth seeks responsible, organized,
detail-oriented, and reliable candidate for a
part-time Records Specialist position. Great
job for the mature, serious student who
wants a stable and consistent schedule.
Duties include completing reports, conduct-
ing research, and providing clerical support.
Candidates should have multi-tasking and
organizational skills; strong skills in Microsoft
Word and Excel; proficiency in typing and
internet-research; and ability to lift at least
20 Ibs. A.A. degree desired. Must be able
to work at least 20hrs/wk. Submit resumes
to llhernandez@lifesouth.org. Background
check required. EOE/DFWP 2-19-5-14

Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a
Gainesville, not for profit corporation is look-
ing for UF students, faculty and administra-
tors that are interested in helping us start a
charter school for at risk middle schoolers.
We also need volunteers for gardening and
agromony. Please call Ken Van Nortwick,
352-339-1746 3-6-09-16-14

15 PEOPLE WANTED to lose
up to 30 Ibs in 30 days $30.
100% GUARANTEED! Dr Recomended!
Call (352)372 3407 or order
r-dbetterhealth.com 2-20-5-14

* KITCHEN SUPERVISOR, 0 ASST MGR
F.O.H. 0 SERVERS BARTENDERS all
needed ASAP. Apply in person with resume
at 3501 SW 2nd Ave. CalicoJacks.net 352-
371-1675 or 352-375-2337 2-24-09-5-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT FT.
Passion for language & fitness. Avid reader,
interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency.
Eye for detail. 1+ year. Resume to 626 NE
1st St. 32601, paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14

Attention smokers! Do you want to quit smok-
ing? Smokers are needed to participate in a
smoking cessation study. You will be com-
pensated for your participation. If interested,
call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-
273-2188 or email ufsmokelab@gmail.com.
2-27-13-14

PT PRESCHOOL TEACHERS
Needed for Jewish Dayshool. Day & times
flexible. Call 376-1508 ext 110 2-27-09-8-
14

WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT
Special projects. Resume to 626 NE 1st St.
Gville 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com
3-4-09-10-14


HORSE BOARDING
12 x 12 stall cement block barn. Good grass
turnout with room to run! Limited # of stalls
available. 352-472-2627 for info & directions.
4-22-08-72-15

HYPNOTIST Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Elminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079 4-22-72-15


***** MOVING? *****
000** FREEWAY MOVING 00***
You'll love our low rates & references.
Student Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic
#1M707
4-22-72-15

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)
4-22-72-15

Gator Slide Farm: Horse boarding. Owner
housing. Dressage, stadium jumping,
X-country. Lessons/schooling opportunities.
Feeding/mucking mitigate monthly charges.
Visitors always welcome. Contact Dibbie
352.466.3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. 2-20-
09-15-15

Beginner Guitar & Piano Lessons for ALL
ages. My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar &
a lifetime-piano. If interested call 352-256-
3800 or email gidonherman00@gmail.com
2-25-15-15


MATH & PHYSICS TUTOR
First hour FREE. 11 years experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
3-2-10-15

Mini Maxi Warehouses; corner Waldo Rd &
NE 31st Ave; 10 sizes, student/staff rentals;
UHaul warehouse complex, trucks, trailers.
$20 off any warehouse rental! 352-373-6294
or 1-800-559-2449 Also 100 sheds for sale.
8-31-09-79-15

HALL'S CLEANING SERVICE
Condos, Apts, Offices & Yards
Call for a quote- 352-379-4861 Iv mssg
3-20-09-20-15


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2-24-09-5-20


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
4-22-08-72-21


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm
Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-19-09-97-21



Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
4-22-08-72-21


00* BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK 00*
$189 5-Days or $239 7-Days. All prices
include: Round trip luxury cruise with
food. Accommodations on the island at
your choice of thirteen resorts.
Appalachia Travel 1-800-867-5018.
www.BahamaSun.com #ST35585
3-4-08-86-21


Spring Break Sit back, relax.
Let the waves roll in. Panama City Beach
Rentals. Spring Break reservations.
One call does it all 1-800-923-2737
www.pcbeachrentals.com 2-19-2-21


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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.com 4-22-74-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 338-
1193 for details expresstrainingservices.com
4-22-08-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-22-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities, quality instruc-
tion; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Ctr. 4-22-72-15

** GATOR MOVING & STORAGE **
Local and long distance moving
One item or a houseful!
10% off with this ad! FL Reg IM 19
Call Now! 352-374-4791, 800-797-6766
4-22-08-72-15


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

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-22-72-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $119!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
4-22-72-16


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

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
4-22-72-18

SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES

University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
4-22-08-72-18


GMG TRANSPORT
WiFi on buses New Departures
Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1, 3 & 4:30
Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm Mon 2 pm -Also
Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra
charge pay by phone or in person- $35 O/W
$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196
4-22-72-23



Friends don't let friends be driven home by
drunk drivers


Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your room-
mate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators back on track with win


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

The Gators are tired of chasing
the past.
The memories of last year have
critics predicting another late-
season collapse, and the shadows
cast by two national champion-
ships have left a group of players
- most of whom were still in high
school at the time stumbling in
the dark.
They took their first step toward
brighter skies Wednesday.
After a slide that saw UF (20-6,
7-4 Southeastern Conference) lose
three of its last four games and
drop all the way to fourth in the
SEC East, the Gators are back in
the win column thanks to an 83-74
victory against Alabama (13-12,3-8
SEC) in the O'Connell Center.
"I really get and understand the
expectations here," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "My first two years
here were losing seasons. I have a
level of appreciation for starting
over."
The victory marks the 11th
straight season UF has posted 20
or more wins and kept the Gators
perfect at home this year.
Guard Nick Calathes led the
way with 22 points and center
Alex Tyus played well down low,
scoring 16 and grabbing seven re-
bounds.
Alabama cut the UF lead -
which was as high as 15 earlier
in the game to 55-50 halfway
through the second half.
It was the kind of game the
Gators have found ways to lose
earlier in the season.


This time, they pulled out a win,
making their final six foul shots.
"I understand all their flaws,
and all their flaws can be seen,"
Donovan said. "Sometimes we get
a little bit fatigued or get tired, or


they're young or they're thinner or
they're not quite as big. Yeah, they
get pushed around a little bit, but
they're giving me everything they
have."
SEE ALABAMA, PAGE 19


Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff
UF center Alex Tyus is fouled by Alabama forward Justin Knox in the
Gators' 83-74 win against Alabama on Wednesday night.


Community expects


more from UF athletes

It doesn't matter.
Let Alex Rodriguez inject himself with steroids. Let
Barry Bonds keep his records. Let Mark McGwire plead
the fifth.
Instead, let's worry about what really matters, something
that goes above the score of a game. Think of a 10-year-old
boy with his Rodriguez jersey sitting in his living room and
watching his idol admit to making a horrible mistake.
That's why UF athletes are so im-
portant to the Gainesville community
especially the baseball team. They
don't have a choice anymore. While
hung heads on the TV express shame,
these guys can show hope and prom-
Brian Steele ise to the youth of Gainesville.
Steele-ing Bases "It's something that any athlete at
bsteele@alligator.org the University of Florida, when they
come in, they have to realize that this
is a college town," Gators senior in-
fielder Brandon McArthur said. "This isn't a big city. The
football players, the basketball players, the golfers, the swim-
mers, the gymnastics team, everyone looks up to (us)."
He's right.
It can't be denied: Children have these questions. Do you
need steroids to be the next great baseball hero? If Rodriguez
did it, why shouldn't I? Isn't taking this shortcut easier?
If they want to know why they shouldn't do it, ask play-
ers like McArthur. Behind the inflated stats are the increased
risks of heart disease and, well, not having some male body
parts be as big as they once were. You really don't want to
explain that one to your wife, fellas.
The 32 baseball players who will wear orange and blue
this season won't ever receive half the acclaim one of the
aforementioned professional players have. However, when a
group of high school or even younger ball players come
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 19


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Brooks, Dotson to wrap up home careers this week


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Home will be a welcome sight for Sha
Brooks and Marshae Dotson.
They better enjoy it while they can.
The duo, along with fellow seniors
Aneika Henry and Kim Critton, will be
playing its final two home games this
weekend, beginning tonight at 7 against
Arkansas (15-11, 4-7 Southeastern Confer-
ence).
They will wrap up their home careers




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on Sunday at 1 p.m. when No. 15 UF (22-4,
8-3 SEC) hosts South Carolina (10-14, 2-9
SEC).
"Probably very emotional," Brooks said
of what being recognized will be like. "I'm
going to try not to cry."
Dotson didn't quite feel the same way.
"(It's) just another game, a recognition
of players that are about to leave," Dotson
said.
Whatever the moment will mean to
them individually, the seniors will all look
to cap off their final years with an unblem-
ished home record of 15-0.




The UF swim and dive teams
started their SEC Championship meet
Wednesday. For that and a recap of
Santa Fe women's basketball, go to
alligatorSports.org


If they do so, they will become just the
third team in UF history to accomplish
that feat.
Aside from the 1997-
98 Gators squad, only UF
coach Amanda Butler's
1993-94 team went un-
defeated at home. It was
also Butler's senior year
as a player.
Brooks "It's a huge feather in
your cap," Butler said. "I
got to experience that as a player. I can't
remember what happened at all in my


playing career, but I can tell you us going
undefeated at home was a huge deal, was
a huge sense of pride for that team that I
was fortunate to be a part of.
"I know that they will feel the same
way. As seniors on this ball club, it's part
of their legacy in establishing this as one
of the toughest places in the country to
play."
For Brooks and Dotson, it would be
something else to add to their incredible
resumes.
In their four years at UF, they have
SEE SENIORS, PAGE 19


PL QUSTN I


Today's question: Do you hold professional athletes to a higher
standard than student athletes?

Previous question: Should Carl Johnson be kicked off the UF
football team? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
59% (42)
41% (29)
71 TOTAL VOTES






THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19


UF SOFTBALL

Batting-order change breathes new life into offense


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

Conventional wisdom says, "If
it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Don't tell that to UF coach Tim
Walton.
Prior to the No. 2 UF softball
team's games in the Lipton Invita-
tional last weekend, Walton made
a surprising change to his lineup.
Kim Waleszonia, who has led off
for the last four years, switched
spots with sophomore Aja Paculba,
who normally followed Waleszo-
nia in the order.
Waleszonia and Paculba batted
one-two for most of last season,
when they were named Third- and
Second-Team All-Americans, re-
spectively.
So why change an order that
was already working?
"Coach brought (the idea) to
me," Paculba said. "After Jackson-
ville, he was just like, 'You're hit-
ting really well. I just want to try
it out for this week and see how it
goes.' I don't know if he's going to
keep it, but it seems to be work-
ing."
The two made the change
smoothly, as Waleszonia had two
triples in UF's 8-0 win against
Coastal Carolina on Friday, and
Paculba continued her impressive
play at the plate with seven hits
and 11 runs over the weekend.
The Gators will need the switch


at the top of the lineup to remain
effective as they travel to Palm
Springs, Calif., for the Cathedral
City Classic, which starts today.
The three-day tournament will
pit the Gators against the highest-
ranked competition they have
faced all season. Today, UF will
take on No. 14 Fresno State at 6:30
p.m. and No. 3 Arizona State, the
defending national champion, at
11:30 p.m.
Walton said he is looking for-
ward to the opportunity to play
against some of the best teams in
the country and see how his team
responds to tougher competition.
"We need to learn how we're
going to play in tight games," Wal-
ton said Sunday. "We need tight
games to really determine exactly
what kind of championship team
we're gonna be, and we'll get plen-
ty of tight games."
Pitchers Stacey Nelson (4-1)
and Stephanie Brombacher (4-0)
have only allowed one earned
run combined all season, so if the
Gators come out on the losing end
of close games, the hitting is likely
responsible.
For Waleszonia, that will be
easier thanks to her new spot in
the order. While Paculba feels
out the pitcher in the leadoff spot,
Waleszonia gets to read the pitches
and have a better idea of what to
expect at the plate.
As for whether or not their
coach is convinced of his players'


Harrison Diamond/Alligator Staff
UF second baseman Aja Paculba watches as a home run she hit flies out of the park during the Gators'
8-0 win against Baylor on Feb. 7.
ability to thrive in their new posi- total runs on the board in their two win against Georgia Tech on Sun-
tions, Walton left little room for games Saturday. day, Walton seemed appropriately
any doubt. Walton added that he would pleased with his lineup change.
"I love it. Love it, love it, love it. discuss the level of comfort Pac- "I'm not even going to have
We're dangerous that way more ulba and Waleszonia felt with a meeting. They don't even get a
dangerous than we were before," their new spots in the lineup, but vote anymore. It's gonna happen,"
Walton said after the Gators put 26 after UF knocked in 11 runs in its he said.


Donovan uses speech from 'Any Given Sunday' to build team unity
ALABAMA, One thing is certain: If the Gators hope to make it back
ALA A A, from page 18 "They're not Noah, Horford, Brewer and Green to the NCAA Tournament, they need to find their identity
and Humphrey. They're not those guys." soon.
The Gators have tended to fatigue and fade down the Billy Donovan "Now is really the time to focus and get wins," guard
stretch this year, a vice Donovan said can be explained by t h Erving Walker said. "We can't be losing anymore."
lack of depth. mens asetl coach ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY: Prior to the game, Donovan showed
The surprising transfer of point guard Jai Lucas before the team a motivational video that combined Al Pacino's
the season and injuries to Adam Allen, and more recently Right now, the coach points out, his players are simply locker room speech from the movie "Any Given Sunday"
Allan Chaney, have left Donovan with a short bench. trying to find their own path.
"No one wants to talk about the fact that two starters are "They're not Noah, Horford, Brewer and Green and with highlights from the season.
gone from last year," Donovan said. Humphrey. They're not those guys," Donovan said. "It's not Donovan sad the video was an attempt to build team
Donovan said it's unfair to expect this team to live up to even about them upholding a standard of what those guys ui ty.
the expectations of the ones that came before it. did. It's about them trying to create their own legacy. That The ploy seemed to work.
time's over with. That happened two years ago." in s

Gators seniors reveling in team's sharp turnaround since Butler's arrival


SENIORS, from page 18

thrown numbers to the side.
Brooks and Dotson have
played in all 120 games of their
careers.
Brooks has started 119 games,
including a school record 117 in a


row. Dotson has scored in all but
one game in her career and has
grabbed at least one rebound in
every game she has played.
Brooks is averaging more than
19 points in SEC games and leads
her team in nearly every offen-
sive category, while Dotson is
posting more than 14 points in


league games and has the No. 1
field goal per-
Scentage in the
C conference.
Do t s o n
Women's grabbed her
Basketball 800th career re-
bound against
Tennessee, and she and Brooks


have eclipsed the 1,000-point
mark.
Brooks is one of only two UF
players to score 1,500 points, re-
cord 275 assists and collect 200
steals in her career.
The list goes on, but probably
the most important stat for these
two seniors over their four years


is coming from a 9-22 team two
years ago to 22-4 now.
"For their careers to culminate
in a season like this that still has
the potential to be the best season
ever in the history of the program,
I think it speaks a lot about them
and their toughness and their re-
siliency," Butler said.


BRIAN, from page 18

to Gainesville for a camp, the Gators have an
opportunity. They have a chance to be a dif-
ferent kind of role model and, perhaps, set a
more positive course.
"We get a lot of kids out here, and you
want to give them the right image of how
to play the game," junior center fielder Matt
den Dekker said. "Doing the right things off


the field. ... If (talks about illegal substanc-
es) would arise, I would definitely tell them
that's not the way to play. It puts a negative
image on the game. When you see things like
that happening, you don't want to give kids
the wrong image of how to play the game."
Baseball is not a dirty sport, nor is it a
game that requires enhancing substances to
be successful.
And, obviously, UF baseball players don't
like to talk outright about steroids. I don't


blame them. Truthfully, I wish we could
leave all this talk behind us. Completely for-
get about it. Wash it from our minds. The
players can do that. The kids and young
players, however, can not. They're the ones
with the questions.
"A lot of people look up to us, and guys
shouldn't get on cloud nine about that,"
McArthur said. "They should just realize
how to handle themselves."
What these athletes have to realize now is


when it is time to "handle" something. That
would be taking action. It's not something
they can hide from.
There will be questions, maybe even
doubts, from the outside. That's when it's
their turn to show how to be different.
The corrupt are already damaged goods.
Let's not put the next generation in their
same shoes.
Hopefully, UF's athletes realize that -
for everyone's sake.


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20, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009


Adams, McArthur lead versatile infield into new year


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Josh Adams had little idea what
position he would play for most of
last season, as he split time between
six spots.
This year, he could be almost as
confused.
The sophomore will start the
season in the infield, most likely at
third base, but he could also see time
at shortstop and second.
Senior Brandon McArthur is the
only other lock to start in the in-
field, but he plays multiple positions
as well, lining up at first and third
base.
With the loss of shortstop Cole
Figueroa to the MLB Draft, Adams
will be looked at to join McArthur
as a leader of the infield. No mat-
ter where he plays on opening day,
teammates can expect to hear from
him.
"If I'm at short, second, third,
wherever, I'm still going to have the
same vocal voice as I would if I was
in the outfield," Adams said.
The only other returning infield-
er with experience is junior Clayton
Pisani, but his career has been incon-
sistent. He has started 70 games in
his two years but has a .263 career
batting average, dropping to .242 in
Southeastern Conference play.
Coach Kevin O'Sullivan expects
Pisani to turn his experience into
consistent reults.
"I'm looking forward to him
stepping up his game and being
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If Pisani proves to be unreliable,
freshman Jerico Weitzel has been
working to prove he can be the ev-
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Weitzel isn't the only freshman
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ute in the infield this year. First base-
man Preston Tucker has been wow-
ing teammates and coaches with his
power from the left side of the plate.
"I don't understand how you can
hit the ball that far," Adams said of
Tucker's hitting ability.
Tucker's raw power reminded
McArthur of when he first saw for-
mer Gator Matt
LaPorta hit.
While his hitting
has been impres-
Baseball sive, he has been
working on bring-
ing his defense
up to par. Even if his defense isn't
ready, Tucker will still find a spot in
the lineup as the designated hitter.
Defense has been one of the main
things O'Sullivan said the Gators
need to improve from last year.
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege transfer Mike Mooney brings
a glove that comes with plenty of
awards. He was named Southern
Conference Defensive Player of the
Year both years at PBCC and NJ-
CAA Division I Easton Defensive
Player of the Year in 2007. He also
earned the Region 8/Gulf District
Defensive Player of the Year honor
and was named to the Rawlings
Gold Glove team.


O'Sullivan has named Mooney
the opening day starter at shortstop
and said it is his job to lose.
During fall practices, Mooney
surprised coaches with his produc-


tion at the plate.
"Coming in, I think from all the
awards I've won and all the stories
about me, they expected near perfec-
tion in the infield, and whatever they


get at the plate, they get," Mooney
said. "I came in and showed them I
can hit a little bit, and from the de-
fensive standpoint, I hope I've lived
up to expectations."


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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 102 ISSUE 106 We Inform. You Decide. 111 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 ON CAMPUS UF to use housing reserve to fund wireless spending nearly half a million dollars to install wireless Internet in the common areas of dorms. At a time when many profesHowever, according to Sharon sors can't even print syllabi for stuBlansett, assistant director of housdents because of budget cuts, UF is ing for marketing, public relations and research, the $400,000 that will tor of housing for administrative fund the first phase of a three-part services, the UF Department of installation comes from a reserve fund specifically designated for such housing projects. According to Azfar Mian, direcHousing and Residence Education is a self-supporting operation that generates revenue from rent, not the university. Every year, the department sets aside part of its revenue into a special reserve fund to pay for large renovation projects such as roof and window replacements and SEE WIRELESS, PAGE 8 Parties present complaints By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer Eight election complaints were presented and voted on Wednesday night during a two-hour Student Government Elections Commission meeting. The Progress Party racked up four more campaigning complaints, submitted by Sen. Sam Miorelli of the Orange and Blue Party and Frank Bracco of the Keg Party, while the Unite Party had two filed against them. However, Progress Party President Josh Simmons felt the complaints were petty and unnecessary. "I don't understand what good it does to drag me here on a Wednesday night when a simple phone call or Face' Simmons book message could be made." 4 Stephen Lawson, the commission 4t chairman, said this election cycle has seen the most complaints ever filed before an election. "This is the most hotly contested election I've seen," Lawson said. "Parties are feeling more threatened than -4 in the past." Four complaints were voted as violations, one was Matt Tripp/ Alligator dropped and the other failed to meet the definition of a DODGEBALL! violation by vote. Matt Martz, a graduate student running as anIndepenStudents race toward the ball line during a pick-up dodgeball game Wednesday afternoon on the Reitz dent for a Senate seat, was recommended for disqualificaUnion North Lawn. The game was put on as part of Engineering Week, along with other outdoor activities. tion and fined $10 after he refused to remove a Facebook group, which the commission voted a misrepresentation of the Unite Party. UF and Shands shield Gainesville from economic woes By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Staff Writer jhsizenore@alligator org Gainesville has dodged the worst of the economic downturn so far, aided by the stability that Shands and UF provide, according to Jenny DuRant, a chamber of commerce spokeswoman. UF center Alex Tyus (left) and the Gators snapped their two-game losing streak with a victory against Alabama on Wednesday. See Story, Page -8. "We've been fairly insulated by the edumoney in the community. cation and health care industries," she said. "There are other businesses in UF and Shands, the top two employers Gainesville, but comparatively in Gainesville, have a combined workforce SDeCial they are much smaller," said of 27,000, according to the chamber's Web report Stan Geberer, an associate of site. Fishkind & Associates, a finanIn addition, UF and Sante Fe Communicial consulting firm. ty College have 60,000 students who spend Connie Aguilera, owner of Simply GorSlain chimp's owner now says it wasn't on Xanax STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -As authorities considered criminal charges, the woman whose 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee went berserk and mauled a friend backtracked Wednesday on whether she gave the animal the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. Sandra Herold said Wednesday that she never gave the drug to her chimp, who was shot dead by Stamford police Monday after he grievously wounded Herold's friend Charla Nash. However, Herold said in an interview on NBC's "Today" show that she gave Travis the drug in some tea less than five minutes before the attack. The chimpanzee's rampage forced Herold to stab her beloved pet with a butcher knife and pound him with a shovel. N With the Gainesville City Commission elections looming, candidates are battling for the at-large seat. See Story, Page 3. geous gift shop, agrees that these institutions protect the local economy. "There are the universities and the hospitals, and then everything else spins off of that," she said. But Aguilera still feels the downturn. She stocks her shelves more carefully, SEE ECONOMY, PAGE 8 Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 13 Cloudy CROSSWORD 14 70/35 SPORTS 18 visit www.alligator.org By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer Recyole

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 News Today WHATS HAPPENING Ayyim-i-hi Celebration Today, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reitz Union North Lawn Join the Baha'i Association in celebrating this time of giving and hospitality. There will be a bounce house, cotton candy, snow cones and more. RUB Entertainment presents Movie Trivia Night and South Park Marathon Tonight, 8 p.m. Orange & Brew Come out and for movie trivia and biting satire from directors Trey Parker and Matt Stone. RUB Entertainment and Black History Month Present Flashing Lights: A Night of Laser Tag Friday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. Reitz Union North Lawn Spend the evening in a large scale game of Laser Tag. Show off your skills, or lack thereof, among your friends. 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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3 GAINESVILLE ELECTIONS Voters have plenty to decide before local elections By EMILY FUGGETTA Alligator Writer With two open commission seats and two proposed charter amendments on the ballot for the upcoming city election, voters have a lot to wade through on their way to the polls. First-term incumbent Scherwin Henry has one opponent for his District-i seat -Marcia Wimberly, whose Web site says she wants to address city revenue shortfalls while creating jobs and businesses. Jeanna Mastrodicasa, who is serving her first term as an at-large commissioner, faces four contenders Tom Cunilio, Robert Krames, James Schlachta and Richard Selwach. Cunilio, a substitute teacher and UF graduate, said his top priorities are homelessness and transportation. He wants to reduce emissions by making Gainesville more transportation friendly, he said. Schlachta, a UF graduate and employee of the Florida Museum of Natural History, describes himself as a fiscal conservative and said he is committed to wise city spending. He wants to improve city traffic and boost safety downtown. Selwach, a self-described libertarian and owner of a pawnshop in downtown Gainesville, said that his 20 years of business experience and 30 years as a Gainesville resident qualify him. Selwach said he wants to improve the city's water supply, an area he thinks has been ignored by the current commission. He also wants to create a zone with lockers and portable toilets where homeless people can stay for a few days before moving on. He said he wants to send Gainesville homeless back to where they came from. "We'll take care of you for a few days while you get on your feet," he said. "And then I'm buying you a bus ticket out of town." In 2007, Selwach was arrested on charges that he knowingly sold stolen national championship rings. He was found not guilty. MUSEUM NIGHTS e LOVE AND PASSION THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009, 6-9pm Come with a date (or go stogD There wul be FREE food, live music by The Manor & The Chris McCarty Bond, a lecture about "The Science of Love". special showing of "Across the Universe", & more! This event is held at the Harn Museum of Art & Florida Museum of Natural History, Mus JOIN US ON THE SLW 34 3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH eums are locotod on Sreet & Hull Rood, UF CULTURAL r) MU\EUMOFART j NIGHTS FLORIDA r MUSEUM Krames, a 26-year-old Web designer, said that the most important issue facing Gainesville is a disconnect between the current commission and city residents. "I think that our current elected officials have not been open to public input as much as they could be," he said. "They've basically done what they wanted to do." Krames also plans to deal with mismanagement of city funds, he said. Mastrodicasa "We've got roads that are falling apart," he said, "and at the same time, we've got these beautiful water fountains." Mastrodicasa, who also serves as UF's vice president of student affairs, hopes to keep her seat in the commission to further efforts in energy conservation, community standards for local bars and looming city budget constraints. Mastrodicasa said that she is always happy to speak with students because their participation is essential to local government. She added that students are often ignored because they do not vote. "Even when they're down here fully opposing something I've led, I'm very excited that they're participating," she said. If Charter Amendment 1 passed, Gainesville would lose the right to prohibit discrimination based on qualities such as gender identity and sexual orientation. Mastrodicasa is the only candidate in the At-Large race to oppose Charter Amendment 1. She said the amendment would permanently prevent Gainesville from making changes on the discrimination issue. It would also remove the city policy that gives job preference to veterans and local businesses preference over corporations. Selwach said he supports passing the amendment. "I'm all for everybody's rights and stuff like that, but it needs to be brought to the state HEALTH INSURANCE "Students need Health Insurance. Help protect yourself from the rising cost of medical services. You deserve quality health insurance coverage, and it is available for you. We at Chip Williams & Associates will help you acquire that insurance. Chip Williams WE FIND ANSWERS. CHIP WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES Independent Insurance Agents -B os BlueShield 373-0775 Form Number: 18533-599SU 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue and federal level -not at the local level at this time," he said. 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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Pot sales stable despite economy By KATIE EMMETS and HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Staff Writers Kemmets@alligator org jhsizemore@alligator org He pushes the sawed-off top half of a Canada Dry 2-liter into a container of water, forcing smoke into his lungs. While this marijuana wasn't any more expensive than usual, one-eighth of an ounce for $60, he is just one of many who continue to blow smoke in the face of an ailing economy. Drug use is normally not affected by economics. But one change is that police have cracked down on drug dealers, convincing many leave the business. Drug dealers believe that police are trying to meet higher quotas and make more money. This results in more dealers going under, said a student smoker, and it can be expensive finding a new one, since dealers usually charge new customers more. In addition, dealers and buyers agree, the introduction of digital scales into the sale of marijuana means that the customer gets the exact amount that they pay for. Traditionally, preferred customers may receive a bag of marijuana with a bit extra. "Unfortunately, drugs are recessionproof," said Gainesville Police Department spokesman Keith Kameg. Although the country is seeing ups and downs with the economy, Kameg said GPD usually doesn't see upturns or downturns with marijuana sales and usage. Special "People with an addicReport tion will do anything they can to get money to support their habit," he said. Kameg said that in most cases, drug users are the ones who are committing auto and residential burglaries. "People aren't breaking into cars to get money for pizza," he said. In a business that has no legal safeguards, the increase in violence associated with the economic downturn can be dangerous for dealers. "Fuck the police, I'm more scared of the jackboy," said a man who has been dealing for decades and has experience with being held up. The increase of violent crime has forced him to start carrying a firearm for protection, he said. With police, a dealer may lose their entire stash and a lot of time and money dealing with litigation. With thieves and competitors, a dealer may lose their life, he said. As the economy worsens, Kameg said people turn to selling marijuana because it is quick and easy money. "Often times people think that they are one huge drug deal away from being the next Warren Buffet," Kameg said. "But in reality, they are one big drug deal away from going to prison." Kameg predicts student drug use will stay steady throughout the recession. Students who attend a state university have money for drug purchases, Kameg said. He said that not only are students using drugs, but they are also selling. "Our biggest fear for student drug dealers is home invasion robberies," he said. "They are not aware that some of the people they are dealing to will hurt them if given the chance." Friends mourn loss of UF grad student By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer Friends and classmates are mourning the loss of UF graduate student Shannon Kane, 22, who died in a car accident on Monday. Kane began pursuing a degree at UF in wind conduction in the fall. She earned her undergraduate degree in music education from Syracuse University. Kane's boyfriend, Michael Ubbens, was driving when the eight-car pile-up occurred early Monday morning on 1-75. Ubbens, who attends Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, was visiting Kane for Valentine's Day weekend. "They knew each other since kindergarten," said Erin Cushing, a friend. "It was a soulmate situation. She loved him so much and was so proud of him." One thing everyone remembers is her smile. "When I had a bad day, I would see her smile and bam, it fixed it," said Michael Miller, a close friend of Kane. Marc Payton, who met Kane last semester, compared her smile's warmth and innocence to that of a child meeting Mickey Mouse during his or her first trip to Disney World. A teaching assistant for UF's bands, Kane also lead the Women's Volleyball pep band. "She was a great musician," Miller said, adding Kane played the flute. The two met at Syracuse University. "She had a beautiful sound," said Cushfl ing, who met Kane the first day of band camp during the summer. Payton, who has been involved with the pep band for more Kane than four years, often helped Kane find last minute substitutes before performances. "She was very professional," Miller said. "She was able to walk the line between teacher and peer. She was always someone everyone looked up to because she was real." Payton said Kane's absence was noticed immediately. "She will be missed deeply in the school of music," he said. Kane was a talented flautist, but she was also a hardworking student. "She raised the bar for all of the master's students," Cushing said. Friends called her study habits meticulous. "Shannon was on the verge of having OCD," said friend and fellow teaching assistant Chelsea Negray with a laugh. "Everything had to be perfect; it would get on our nerves." Along with her love of music and school, Kane had a love of sweets. "She always made me laugh because she would always eat her cookie first, before the rest of her lunch," Negray said. "Given the choice between eating something healthy or a cookie, she would eat the cookie," Cushing said. However, Kane's selflessness, kindness and optimistic nature will be missed most. "I was grateful I got to know her," Negray said in a voice choked with emotion. "It's really true what they say: it's better to have loved and have lost than to never have loved at all. My life would have been so mundane without her." Her friends are planning a memorial in her honor. Guest links race, health By JESSALYN BERGER Alligator Contributing Writer B. Lee Green, vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, spoke about the differences between racial classes and their health on Wednesday. Though his speech focused mainly on health issues, Green took time to joke with the crowd. More than 100 people, mostly students and professors, attended Green's speech, held at the Florida Gym. The event was part of the Florida Center for Health Promotion Speaker Series, co-sponsored by UF's Department of Health Education and Behavior to coincide with Black History Month. Green was selected because of the success of his research with health disparities and because of UF's link to Moffitt, according to Jill Varnes, co-organizer of the event. Moffitt and UF, as of last year, have engaged in an energizing and growing relationship, said Dean Steve Dorman of the College of Health and Human Performances. During his speech, Green said there is a racial gap in mortality rate, even in early life stages. Blacks have double the infant mortality rate compared to whites, he said. But at age 85, there is an equal mortality rate between whites and blacks. One problem, Green said, is the percentage of whites and blacks who have cancer, which has not changed since 1981. He said more blacks are affected because fewer seek medical care due to cost. Sadie Sanders, a UF professor of human sexuality, required her graduate students to attend the lecture. "All these diseases that he talked about, diabetes and cancers, they affect the overall body which in turn affects human sexuality," Sanders said. "I wanted my students to see that." Marissa Wheeler, a student in a class taught by Varnes, was also required to attend. "The huge differences in disparities are a hard thing to fix," Wheeler said. "The work he is doing will benefit everyone. Dr. Green was paid between $100 and $500 to come to UF, in addition to his travel expenses. Candidates talk responsibility By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer Three of the students running for Student Body president had their say Wednesday in the third and final debate hosted by The Independent Florida Alligator and UF's College Republicans. Candidates were publicly questioned in Turlington Plaza with the aim of educating students before the Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 Student Government elections. Candidates from the Orange and Blue Party, the Progress Party and the Unite Party offered suggestions to improve issues affecting UF students. The Keg Party did not participate. The debate was moderated by College Republicans member Kate Rapp. Candidates offered solutions that may aid with increasing SG's transparency and accountability after the private e-mail scandal between top SG officials last fall. Progress Party candidate, Ben Dictor, and Orange and Blue Party candidate, Mark McShera, advocated an improved SG Web site, which would allow Senate voting records to become available to students. Both candidates said this would allow students to know if their senators are representing their interests. "Right now we can't hold them accountable to their actions," Dictor said. McShera agreed, adding SG's exclusivity has added to students' political apathy. "If students can't see what's going on, why should they care about Student Government?" he said. Another highlight of the debate was when candidates addressed the Student Body president's role as an acting member of the Board of Trustees, UF's highest governing body. All candidates agreed this responsibility should not be taken lightly. "You have to voice the needs and concerns of students," said Jordan Johnson, the Unite Party candidate, "returning the value back to the students as quickly and effectively as possible." L A AV__ Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff Student Government presidential candidate Sen. Ben Dictor, left, of the Progress Party, answers a question while Orange and Blue Party candidate Sen. Mark McShera, right, takes notes during a debate on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday afternoon.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Reading program reveals new book for freshmen By CORBY HERSCHMAN Alligator Contributing Writer UF's Common Reading Program revealed the title of its required book for freshmen on Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas. This year the committee of 20 students, faculty and staff chose "The Devil's Highway" by Luis Alberto Urrea, the true story of 26 illegal immigrants who cross the Mexican border and get lost in the Arizona desert. The Common Reading Program has been distribU F uting books to Academics incoming freshmen at Preview since 2007, and has incorporated the titles into English, engineering and first-year Florida classes. "We want to engage students in discussion about service, the privileges they have and social responsibility," said Leslie A. Hahn, assistant director of New Student Programs. The program is also planning events for the fall that will focus on the book, including panel discussions, faculty lectures, movie screenings and a visit by the author. LOCAL Card store sales flop By KATHRYN STOLARZ Alligator Contributing Writer Some of Gainesville's specialty card stores' sales dropped in 2009, despite Valentine's Day, causing some store owners to close their doors for good. Sue's Hallmark is packing up and shutting down due to lack of business, store owner Larry Stephens said, blaming the poor economy. Stephens has owned the card shop for five years. It will close at the end of February. Sales have plummeted since last year, he said. Although Valentine's Day has consistently been the store's largest day of card sales each year, Stephens couldn't offer as large a card selection this year and had to slash prices. "We sell a lot more than cards," he said. "It's the gifts, too." Lynn's Hallmark has also been struggling, but owner David DeLongy plans to keep the store open. "Our cards, not just Valentine's Day, but everyday greeting cards, have taken a hit because we don't have the number of people willing to take the trip to the mall," DeLongy said. Shoppers opt to go to the drugstore or to Publix as a matter of convenience, he said. This year's Valentine's Day card sales for the store were about 13 or 14 percent lower than last year's sales, he said. Other items such as stationery and packaging for gifts have experienced similar drops in sales. "The Internet a few years ago took its toll, but it's the economy right now," he said. "It's strictly economic and political fear." Many Gainesville consumers look for the bargain when it comes to greeting cards. Gainesville resident Debby Cherwak, 55, has made greeting cards for friends and family since she was a teenager. For Valentine's Day this year, Cherwak made cards for her family by using a computer program to import photographs and add personalized messages. UF marketing freshman Ebony Mason, 19, said price is the most important factor when she shops for cards. The Academic & Career Excellence Society Presents: A.C.E.S. Leadership Conference FREE Saturday, Feb. 21st, Reitz Union Breakfast, Lunch, Prizes, & Live Entertainment Perfect Interview Skills, Success Programming, Advanced Study Skills, Stress Management, Networking, and more. Register online: www.acesmentoringsociety.com (352) 226-5544 Email: rapunzel@ufl.edu 11wUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law Presents The 7th Annual muio *aW cnrferepne feb 20-21, 20 From the suits .to tu stage '6-dt ;howCa3s -Feb. 20 at Common Grounds, featuring, ThiaDuppies Ban g Bang Boom, Superfish, Mr. V, and DP -.lff'l$C b. 2 1 at the Levin College of Law, fea*r inment law and musiindustry experts, helin, founder of No ldea Records, Gary unsel of BMI, and j4artin Atkins, author -. tii on, visit _________ -.tttMconf The Buchholz High School Band Presents: The Dallas Brass Performing "American Musical Journey" March 12, 7:00 pm Buchholz Auditorium Tickets $15 Available @ Great Southern Music, Hoggtowne Music, Lipham Music or at the door the evening of the concert For more info go to www.buchholzband.com Tired of Row ing With 5Chimpanzees Solveyolur prormmait T H E C P R ACN*iCER !ZU47 \NCERv 0J E CT Finally! A prescription with side effect 9ou want. s Blueberries and red beans, just a few of the many foods rich in antioxidants, are powerful remedies in the fight against cancer. Research shows that fruits, vegetables, and other low-fat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and even improve survival rates. A healthy plant-based diet can lower your cholesterol, increase your energy, and help with weight loss and diabetes. Fill this prescription at your local market and don't forget-you have unlimited refills! For a free nutrition booklet with cancer fighting recipes, call toll-free 1-866-906-WELL or visit www.CancerProject.org Thomas' Travels Carol Thomas speaks about her trip to Venezuela with Global Exchange during the election last November at the Civic Media Center on Wednesday night. See story at alligator.org. /0 uP

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Editorial Inexcusable Ink Cartoon's racist overtones are unacceptable A quick glance at Wednesday's edition of The New York Post revealed that racism remains alive and strong in America. On Page 12 of a paper known for publishing little more than tabloid fodder, cartoonist Sean Delonas depicted President Barack Obama as a monkey getting shot to death by two white police officers. In the cartoon, the speech bubble reads, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill." Excuse us? You've got to be kidding. According to an article in The New York Times, Col Allan, editor-in-chief of The New York Post, attempted to deflect negative attention surrounding the drawing by contending the cartoon was nothing more than a satire of an incident in Connecticut in which a crazed monkey was shot to death. OK, sure -the Editorial Board buys that, but why the hell did it have to include anything about the stimulus. Please, sir, do tell us how the cartoonist could rationalize tying the death of a monkey to the passage of a bill meant to fix the economy without exuding blatant racist overtones. Instead of taking the opportunity to concede the utterly distasteful nature of the cartoon, Allan proceeded to call out the Rev. Al Sharpton for publicly criticizing the cartoon as an act of shameless self-promotion. We think it is downright disgusting that Allan had the gall to berate Sharpton when in reality it was his publication and employee who were in need of a serious gut check. Sure Sharpton may be guilty of loving himself a bit too much, but who can blame him for calling attention to a gross miscalculation on the part of The New York Post? There is no fine line that Delonas attempted to walk by depicting President Barack Obama as a monkey in his cartoon. Simply put, you just don't do that. In a time in which the country can put aside its checkered past to elect a black man to the highest office in the land, why can't a run-of-the-mill cartoonist refrain from equivocating a budding American icon to a chimpanzee? What makes the situation even more disturbing is Delonas' track record for drawing cartoons that lack any semblance of sensitivity and foresight. From mocking same-sex marriages to featuring a politician kissing Sharpton's butt, Delonas' past behavior has teetered on the unacceptable. Clearly, Delonas cannot try and hide behind the guise that he only meant to illicit laughter and amusement when his portfolio is shrouded with controversy. It doesn't matter if you're an ardent Obama supporter or if you voted for the other guy; a society that deems a cartoon featuring a symbolically racist image OK clearly needs a history lesson. Sure former President George W. Bush was often depicted on editorial pages as a monkey, but among the many differences between him and Obama is the fact that his skin is white. Drawing a black man as a chimp or gorilla must never be confused with a comedic device -rather, it is nothing more than a hateful jab at an entire group of people. Delonas' actions cannot simply be swept under the rug with hopes that he can go back to drawing cartoons without facing repercussions. Blatent acts of racism such as this cause division and uproar that is completely inexcusable. The black community has fought too hard for their equality, and Delonas must be held accountable for his truly unsavory trangression. While The New York Post is hardly the second coming of The New York Times, we sincerely hope Col Allan can find it within himself to own up to the shortcomings of his cartoonist with a hint of class, rather than dismissing this inexcusable act. Tolerance for such archaic ideology conjures imagery of our country's racist past that no longer has a place in America. 0l the independent florida alligator Nicole Safker Dan Seco EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Kristin Bjornsen Rachel Roy MANAGING EDITORS The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University A e, or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.aIigator. org/opinions $400k for wireless internet routers for dorm common rooms and halls? $400k? ( $500 for the routers and $399,500 for trust exercises, ice cream socials and awkward communal showers to welcome the routers to college. Column SG's inefficiency mirrors Capitol Hill h, Student Government election season. And it couldn't have come at a better time. The battle over the "porkubus" stimulus bill is over, President Barack Obama is sending more troops into Afghanistan to fight the war on terror, and newspapers are calling on Sen. Roland Burris to resign in light of new corruption scandals. Conservatives don't have much else to write about. Not that SG is much to write about, either. Yes, SG controls a sizable budget, but unfortunately the lasting implications of any decision they make are just not that significant. Congresses are inherently slow moving, inefficient and wrought with compromise. Obama's stimulus bill, for example, was originally supposed to be about $100 billion larger and include a great deal more government spending. Despite overwhelming support in both houses, the final bill ended up watereddown and littered with pork-barrel spending. Like it or not, this is the way government was meant to function. The people who wrote the Constitution feared government rather than trusted it to solve all of their problems. They sought a slow-moving Congress that couldn't infringe on their rights in the same way as a super-efficient English tyrant. For those of us who still don't like government, this slow movement keeps government subordinate to the people. We don't want a government that will immediately respond to every little problem in America rather than let people and the market sort out their own problems. My favorite words in the Constitution are the first five of the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law." So why do we expect SG to be any different? Even the SG campaigns are just as bad as the real-world ones. Mudslinging has been rampant, especially in pithy tactics like those employed by the Orange and Blue Party in filing otherwise trivial comJohnathan Lott plaints against the Progress letters@alligator.org Party. The Orange and Blue Party campaigned last fall and spring on the promise of change, and its most significant accomplishment was the resignation of a Gator Party senator. The Progress Party promises "insourcing" that aside from being a socialistic idea reminiscent of protectionism at the expense of efficiency is fairly unfeasible for any minority party to accomplish in the current SG establishment. The Unite Party promises that everything will be great if we just "unite." Will it happen? We shall see. So for the upcoming SG election, I endorse your friends. Vote for the people you know are running and who would be capable legislators. Don't waste your time voting down the party lines hoping for any real sort of change from anybody. Everyone will give you more of the same -more bickering, more twiddling, and more minor legislation with little if any lasting benefit. No matter how much people try to stop it, SG is still government, and government is inevitably going to screw up. So have fun campaigning, good luck if you're running, and stop asking me to vote for your party. Johnathan Lott is a political science and economics sophomore. His column appears on Thursdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Will you be votWednesday's question: Would ing in SG elections? you consider using Wii Fit to get in shape for Spring Break? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 38% YES 63% NO 144 TOTAL VOTES 21AIHI NR () MA IV f-

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Letter to the Editor Column overlooks Chavez's positives monitoring agencies called clean, open and tution. Does this seem "thuggish"? Chianese nutrition among children? Or the initiative As a close observer of the massive social fair. says Chavez has a "Stalinist cult of personalto establish thousands of worker cooperatransformation currently taking place in When Chavez was overthrown by a miliity," yet any honest observer should see no tives in every sector of the economy, guarVenezuela right now, I take issue with Eric tary coup orchestrated by rich oligarchs of difference between Chavez's popularity and anteeing workers control over their working Chianese's column Wednesday. Media punVenezuela (with CIA support), he was sucthe recent "Obama mania." No term limits? lives? dits love to paint Hugo Chavez as a dictator, cessfully returned to office by the working France and Great Britain also have no term Frankly, I think America would be lucky but look at the facts. people of Caracas, who surrounded the limits. to have a president like Chavez. We've had Chavez has been re-elected several times presidential palace and deposed the illegitiHere's the real list of Chavez's "greatest enough smooth businessmen sell America with landslide majorities (garnering 60 to 70 mate government. hits." How about Chavez's war on illiteracy, down the river. percent of the vote) in elections with masChavez pardoned the plotters, despite which educated millions of children and ilJoe Richard sive turnout, which international election their crimes against the Venezuelan constiliterate adults? The campaign against mal3LS Guest column Personal vendettas reason enough to oppose candidates It's funny how you're never really "done" with people in college. Remember that loud mouth from your English discussion section freshman year? Now, he's dating your ex. And serving you a pita. This small-world phenomenon has given me a reason to vote in student government elections next week. Benjamin Dictor, the Progress Party's presidential candidate, once called me a "scum bag." And now, he's going to pay. Two years ago, I posted a blog on Facebook concerning controversies plaguing a student organization I was in. At the time, my account's privacy settings were wide-open, leading to a frenzy of comments on the post. Dictor, an unknown to me and to the organization, came across the post and jumped in on the action. In addition to "scum bag," he said I was "worthless," I totally lacked "value and decency" and my legacy will be "pathetic and minuscule." I got over it. Not onlyhave I heard much worse, the guy was right on the money. In fact, I was excited Friday, February 20,7:30 p.m. University Auditorium There will be a pre-performance discussion at 6:45 p.m. Hilary Hahn -one of America's best young classical musicians -demonstrates her artistic talents in this concert featuring works by Ives, Brahms, Ysaye and Bartfk. Tickets are available at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the Reitz Union and all Ticketmaster locations or by calling the Phillips Center Box Office at 392-ARTS (2787). $10 student tickets are available (while supplies last). Visit the Phillips Center Box Office or the University Box Office at the Reitz Union with valid student ID. Each student may purchase one student ticket per performance for himself or herself only. @' University of Florida Performing Arts is supported in part by University of Florida -Student Government and by Santa Fe community college. Events, dates, times and programs are subject to change. For more information, visit www.performingarts.ufl.edu. to hear that I'll have any legacy Erik VoSS whatsoever. Speaking Out Instead, Isimply wondered: "Who the hell is Ben Dictor?" Two years later, he's running for SG President. And now, as an apolitical student who doesn't care if student government sends private e-mails to Santa Claus about hand scanners at homeless shelters, I'm stoked to have a legitimate reason to vote: revenge! What if you found out that guy who gave you the finger after cutting you off on 1-75 is now running for president? Hallelujah! You'd be a purple-thumbed Iraqi, exercising your democratic duty with the vengefulness of Jack Bauer. A vote is a dish best served cold. That's what's great about democracy. You can vote on whatever arbitrary grounds you want: tie color, FCAT score, rate of blinks per minute. To give him credit, Dictor is one of the smartest, most passionate and 4 (if ~! -Are you tense, irriti worried, or on edge -Do you have troub sleeping? SMaybe you just car relax? most capable candidates this university has ever seen. I just don't like him because he called me a "scum bag." It's a silly, absurd and immature reason to vote in what is routinely a silly, absurd and immature election. So when you cast your vote on Feb. 24 and 25, do so in shallow waters. And candidates: if you want to reduce voter apathy, insults go a long way. It worked for a scum bag like me. Erik Voss is an Avenue writer. Hey Ho, Let's Go! to the. Join local advertising professionals at The 2009 Advertising Federation of Gainesville's annual ADDY Awards banquet. For more info visit www.adfedgainesville.com The Official INSTY PRINTS Student Sponsor !arKiS Liinical is currently conaucting a cynical resear, of an investigational medicine for anxiety. You may to participate if you are between the ages of 18-651 suffering from anxiety. 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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 STUDENT GOVERNMENT Senators choose campaigning over Safe Run event By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer Though many student senators were running around campaigning Wednesday on campus, not one was running in the UF Naval-ROTC event to promote the Safe Run program. Safe Run is a collaboration of Student Government and UF NROTC to provide students with a safe way of running on campus at night by pairing them with NROTC volunteers. During today's event, NROTC volunteers were supposed to run with partners, specifically senators, at 2:30 p.m. on campus to raise awareness about the program, which has had low interest this semester, according to Michael Del Favero, the program's president. "Anyone could have signed up, but the focus was supposed to be senators," said Sen. Samantha Sexton, the Student Senate Safe Run liaison who helped spearhead the program during the summer as a member of the Student Safety Committee. Sexton made an announcement at Tuesday's Senate meeting about the event, and Student Senate President Jordan Johnson encouraged senators to attend. However, only the NROTC volunteers made it panting and sweating to the finish line on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union where a Safe Run table was set up with chips and Gatorade for runners. Sexton attributed the lack of senator participation to Student Government campaigning, which was rampant on campus today. UF freshman Chris Baughman and advertising senior Kyle Cotton were the first to jog to the NROTC table after completing a 2-mile run around campus. Cotton, who has been a volunteer runner since the program began, said the average person he is paired with will run two miles. Del Favero said the program pairs runners with volunteers who have the same running abilities. "I'm one of the fast people," he said. "If there's a seven-mile person, they'll call me." As more volunteers reached the finish line, the group of about 15 NROTC members handed out fliers. They spoke with students walking by about the program, which is available Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Students simply have to call an hour before they want to run and meet a volunteer at one of eight locations on campus. Kamia Morris, UF family, youth and community sciences junior, was surprised to learn that the program is free, and said she'd definitely try it out. "Maybe this will motivate me not to use, 'it's dark' as an excuse,"Morris said. To contact the NROTC Safe Run program and set up a run with a volunteer, call 352392-0973. Authorities ask community to help find missing man JOHN WALDO, 42, WENT MISSING ON FEB. 11. Authorities are looking for a Gainesville man who has been missing for a week. The family of engineer John Waldo, 42, contacted the Gainesville Police Department this week after not having contact with him in days, said GPD spokesman Keith Kameg. There has been no sign of activity from Waldo since Feb. 11 when detectives discovered his credit card was used Local at Calico Jacks Oyster News Bar, 3502 SW Second Ave., Kameg said. According to his family, he is a responsible man, and it is out of character for him to have missed work and family functions, Kameg said. Officers continue to search for Waldo's 2001 silver BMW 330i with a temporary Florida license plate number of ACM9754. Kameg said he hopes the community can help find Waldo. Police urge anyone with information on Waldo's whereabouts to call detective Bennie Smith at 352334-2488. -KATIE EMMETS I-RHA president said students asked for wireless at dorm meetings WIRELESS, from page 1 bathroom renovations, Blansett wrote in an e-mail. The department has been working with the Inter-Residence Hall Association, for two years to place wireless Internet in common areas through this reserve fund, Blansett wrote. Jon Sheffield, IRHA president, said students have expressed their desires for wireless in various residence hall meetings, and that IRHA staff members know from being students themselves how helpful the installation would be. Originally, the first phase of the project, which will install wireless in Hume Hall, the Beaty Towers, Jennings Hall, the Broward Area and the Yulee Area, was scheduled to begin in July, Blansett wrote. However, because contractors want projects to keep their employees working, the On department was able to get a better deal on Campus the installation, she wrote. The $400,000 will cover the cost of installation, hardware and wiring, Mian said. Because the money is coming from the reserve fund, the installation will not cause rent to go up, he said. Phase two, which will include the Tolbert Area, the Graham Area and the Keys Residential Complex, is set for next year. Phase three, which will include the Springs and Lakeside residential complexes and Murphree area, will be finished either next year or 2011. Mian said the dorms were scheduled for installation in the most cost-effective order. Sheffield said wireless Internet will be a good way to get students out of their dorms and into the common areas where they can meet other students. "We want students to be in the community," he said. "That's one of the most fantastic things that UF housing tries to provide." To combat effects of budget cuts, Chamber is focusing on high-tech industry ECONOMY, from page I only getting items she knows will sell, and she works the sales desk when she wouldn't have previously. "It's a lot of money overall, but when you start plugging every little hole, it's used up quickly." Ed Poppell UF vice president for finance and administration But the relative protection afforded by local institutions comes with a downside, said Steve Orlando, a UF spokesman. "It's kind of like putting all your eggs in one basket," he said. Government-funded institutions provide economic stability until state budget cuts put that stability in jeopardy, he said. Officials at UF believe these relatively mild effects on the local economy could get worse if budget cuts continue. "Our local economy may be insulated," said Ed Poppell, UF vice president for finance and administraction, "but we are not immune." The Florida legislature will meet in two weeks and begin its annual 60-day session. Based on fiscal projections, the legislature will pass a new state budget during the session "That may be when it really comes home to roost," he said. While Poppell expects budget cuts, he is optimistic about what the recent $782 billion stimulus package could mean for UF. "It's a lot of money overall, but when you start plugging every little hole, it's used up quickly," he said. Because of the effect that budget cuts could have on UF and Shands, the Chamber has also focused on expanding high-tech industries in Gainesville, DuRant said. This effort is led by Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center, commonly known as GTEC, which has assisted companies such as Escape Media Group, which runs the music sharing Web site Grooveshark. High-tech industry is generally cleaner than other industries, said Larry Kenny, a UF economics professor. Katie Tschopp / Alligator Customers walk out of the Circuit City at 7001 NW Fourth Blvd. during its going-out-of-business sale on Feb. 12. Circuit City is closing all of its stores nationwide. One of its drawbacks, howsaid. ida Regional Summit will be held ever, is that many other cities are UF is also making an effort to at UF. The program is meant to competing for the same type of aid local businesses. aid local business in surviving the business, particularly Orlando, he On March 2, the Heart of Flortough economy, Orlando said.

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qIII "I shop rarely and I'm not very good. I buy something, I'm excited and I get it home and it doesn't work, and I think, 'What was I thinking?"' Isla Fisher 11 Jennifer Arellano discusses how music reflects the politics of each generation and how she hopes the music of our generation will be remembered. online Check out a story on the Florida Experimental Flim/Video Festival, which kicks off Saturday at the Hippodrome. Also, Robert Hilson reviews the latest albums from Dalek, The Bird and the Bee and Lonely, Dear. By ALISON SCHWARTZ Now that you practically never use your phone to actually talk, and "I'll shoot you a text," has become your personal motto, it's okay to embrace the written word -and your text-messaging plan. But even if you don't have unlimited texts, avoid these messaging mishaps, especially if you expect a response. 1. kay Don't lead the recipient of your text message on. Stay away from any form of "OK." Your friends who still pay 10 cents a pop will thank you later. 2. omg sry Abbreviations are like your textbooks, use them sparingly. Your thumbs will appreciate the exercise. 3. wut shuld I du Spelling still applies when you're texting, even if your phone doesn't offer T9. Intentional typos are not cute; "wut" is always "what." 4. hey Friend, foe or love interest, this message is always perplexing. Nobody just says "hello" anymore. So get to the point. 5. fucso man drnuk If you wouldn't drunk-dial, you shouldn't drunk-text. It never makes sense, and you'll have to live up to it in concrete form when you check your outbox the next morning.

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10, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Afternoon Tea Time Merlion Top 100 Healthy Menus Restaurants in USA Award Winner! Join us and experience afternoon tea time! Special selection from British and Asian style teas. Variety of tea appetizers served with a pot of tea of your choice. Over 24 types of tea available. Seating available for parties for up to 50 people. Private rooms available. Tea time between noon and 5pm. Free wireless internet access. 3610 SW 13th St. 376-8998 www.merlionrestaurant.net American Gator Dawgs Check us out. We have over 20 styles of hot dogs to choose from. Chicago style, a frito hot dog, a Colombia hot 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 1/4 lb of meat and your choice of toppings. New vegetarian cuisine: veggie dogs, veggie buns, and veggie chili. We serve beer, too. For delivery to see a full menu -check us out at Gatorfood.com. We are located at 1023 W. University Ave. 352-378-4353. Call ahead for pick up. Peach Valley Cafd 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 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 American 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 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 THE SWAMP RESTAURANT The Swamp offers something for everyone; signature wings, fresh dishes and an atmosphere sure to please. Sit outside and enjoy cool misting systems on cozy outside decks or sit inside and see the best memorabilia in town. Swamp, daily offers lunch, dinner and drink specials and a happy hour from 4 to 8pm. Don't forget your curbside service and remember The Swamp always caters to you! www.swamprestaunrant.com 1642 W. Univ. Ave 37-SWAMP Asian Liquid Ginger Asian Grille & Teahouse 101 SE 2nd Pl. (behind Hippodrome Theatre Downtown) Offering Asian Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Wed and Thurs night $4 martinis. Open for lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Sun 12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10pm Fri-Sat 5-10:30 pm. Call 371-2323 for a reservation. Barbeque 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 'il 9:30pm seven days! 352-373-2002. Have David's BBQ delivered by Gatorfood. com. FREE WIFI 5121 NW 39th Ave. www.davidsBBQ.com Breakfast and Lunch 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. 1222 West University Ave. Open everyday from 6:30am3pm. Chinese Golden Buddha Where eating wells means eating healthy. Gainesville's best Chinese food. Now with more sizes available with more vegetarian options. As always, generous portions, fast service & super lunch/dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY. 613 NW 16th Ave. 3724282 or 380-9076. Full menu and specials @ GoldenBuddhaSpecial.com Coffee e 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. Coffee Shop Bring your own CLEAN 12 oz. cup and get a daily brew for a buck. Indoor and outdoor seatingavailable. Free wireless and parking behind the building. Downtown Gainesville 336-9646. Cuban 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 2 miles from Butler Plaza at 5729 SW 75th Street. 373-0301 Virtually Cuban Restaurant & Internet Cafe BREAKFAST-LUNCH-DINNERCATERING Located at 2409 SW 13th St just 1/4 mile from Shands Hospital. We specialize in authentic Cuban food. Breakfast specials are cooked to order and start at $3.99, Lunch special sandwiches start at $6.65 and entree sepcials at $7.40. Serving a variety of sandwiches pressed on fresh Cuban bread. Ropa Vieja, Chicken Fricase, Picadillo, Roast Pork, Bistec de Palomilla, Pork Chops, Shrimp Creole and Scampi are just a few of the entrees. Also available are empanadas, Cuban pastries, croquettes, flan, guava cheesecake and other Cuban delicacies. Open Monday-Friday 6:45am-9pm, Saturday llam-9pm, Sunday closed. For the latest menu and hours please visit our website virtuallycuban.com or call 336-4125 Frozen Treats TCBY Please visit one of our 3 locations to enjoy real frozen yogurt products. We offer the Frozen Treats lowest calorie and low fat soft serve in Gainesville that tastes great and is good for you. Waffle Cone Wednesday from 5-8pm. Locations at 34th Street next to Crispers, Thornebrook Village at 43rd Streetand Town of Tioga. Check us out on Facebook. Indian Chutnees Annoucning a change in Chutnees location. Closing on February 28th to relocate near UF, becoming "Chutnees Express." "Chutnees Express" will serve delicious lunches, dinners, snacks, and will continue catering. Showings of the products that will be sold from the boutique and the restaurant start February 11th. For a private showing, please contact akhuddas@aol.com. Valentine's Day buffet lunch and fine dining available. Call 333-1133 for reservations. 3833 NW 97th Blvd. Visit www.chutnees.com for our hours. Italian Manuel's Vintage Room This family owned restaurant is perfect for dinner any day of the week. Come in and check out one of the best wine lists in town. Ask questions and learn while you wait for the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the Kitchen using fresh, simple, and local ingredients. Try the Early Dinner Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 5-7pm.$3 wines/$10 bottles. $10 Menu. Ask about our Monday Wine Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. 6 South Main St. (352)375-7372 Mario's Bistro Mario's Bistro in Thornebrook Village. Fine Wine, eclectic tapas, weekly lunch & dinner specials served in a cozy European atmosphere.352 3754420 or visit us www. mariosbistro.org Jamaican Caribbean Queen Offering jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail. Opened Mon thru Thurs 11am7:30pm, Fri and Sat 11am11:45pm. Located at 507 NW 5th Ave. 352-374-8111 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 eating. Open every day for carryout or dine-in. Call our Newberry Rd. location at 3778686 or our Archer Rd. location at 224-5123. Japanese and Korean Momo yaki A rich selection of Japanese and Korean dishes, all prepared with a healthy, homemade touch. Our cool, calm atmosphere and great prices are designed with your family in mind. Sushi, bento, bubble tea, smoothies, and more. Come check us out! momoyaki.com Next to Crispers at Archer and 34th. Key West Style 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 Latin Chinese Green Plantains $5 To-Go Dinners. Mon-Sat from 4pm. Try out Monfongo, chofan & grill mojito chicken. Don't miss out $4.95 dinner & soda on Thursday, student night from 4pm-lOpm. Show Gator ID. Visit us at 5150 SW 34th Street at the new Publix Shopping Center 7 days a week. We cater. 352-378-1930. www.greenplantains.com Latin Fusion Emiliano's Cafe Come taste our Latin cuisine with original tapas and a wide selection of Mojitos and imported wines and beers. Perfect for social or business gatherings. The Sundowner daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. features 2-4-1 sangria and mimosas, $2 imported beers, 1/2 price wines by the bottle and $1 off all tapas. Try our Sunday Brunch with endless mimosas from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. SE 1st Ave. For reservations call 352-375-7381 www.emilianoscafe.com La Fortuna Have a taste of South America at "La Fortuna Latin Restaurant." Located at 125 N.W. 23rd Ave. Gainesville. (352) 371-9496. Chicken Fricasse, Beef Stew, Cuban Sandwiches, Picagollo, Lechon (roast pork), Churasco, Etc. Etc. Saturday Specials Ceviche, Tamales, Etc. Hours 10:30 to 4:00 PM. We do catering, too! From Monday to Saturday. Local & Organic Mildred's Big City Food Whcn 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.mildredsbigcityfood.com Local & Organic 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!!! This 12oz MONSTER is the best BANG for your BUCK!! Try Gainesville's Undiscovered Diamond in the Ruff. Stellar Martini Menu & Beer Selection! 371-4418 Mediterranean TI AMO! Mediterranean restaurant & bar Where FOOD & LOVE Meet! Southern Living Magazine agrees, "[the chef] adds visual flair to every dish to make it as 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. 378-6307 Pizza Pizza 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. Vegetarian Book Lover's Cafe Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, organic, fair trade, meals, sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. Brunch Weekends, Cupcake Mon., Greek Special Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs 6pm. c.cards 10am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St. 384-0090 Vietnamese Saigon Legend Delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Pho, Banh-Cuon, Banh Xeo at great prices. Next to Holiday Inn. Dine in or take out. Catering available. M-S 10:30am -9:30pm S 11:30am-9pm. 3740934 1228 W Univ 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 For more info on the guide to Dining Out, contact Madeline Ross, Alligator Advertising 376.4482 e independent fl0 ida alligator Is quiet the new loud? JENNIFER ARELLANO AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER Music has always been a litmus test for the times. In the '60s, Bob Dylan led the antiwar movement singing folk songs to protest the Vietnam War. The '70s saw The Sex Pistols and The Clash decrying British aristocracy and conservatism. Post-Berlin Wall, Nirvana and Pearl jam ushered in the grunge movement with angsty, "shoegaze" melodies shunning '80s glam excess. In the early 2000s, while transitioning from Clinton to Bush, music experienced a garage-rock revival with fluid, distortion-heavy tunes from The Strokes and The White Stripes. As a historical pattern, the music reflected the politics. Music was appropriately edgy, exciting and loud. In 2009, we have Fleet Foxes. With its full length debut album, "Fleet Foxes," hailed as the Best Album of 2008 by Pitchfork Media, our generation seems to pale in comparison. A Renaissance-folk sounding band, with troubadour-like melodies so lulling and gentle they require a candlelit-vigil reverence, Fleet Foxes has taken over the indie scene as the preeminent buzz band. With a new presidency and a burgeoning economic crisis, our music should not be whispering and wailing. Leading a ticker-tape parade of similarly quiet, innocuous, ambient bands like Beirut, Grizzly Bear, and Bon Iver, Pitchfork's choice seems quite anticlimactic given the current heady political and economic times. Why is the music not matching the mayhem? Is quiet the new loud? We are at a time and space with no distinct musical backbone. We are in danger of cultivating a wallflower generation. A demand for the quality and volume of music doubles as a demand for the quality and volume of society. With a new presidency and a burgeoning economic crisis, our music should not be whispering and wailing. Now that the fervent Obama supporters are out of a gig, does this mean our generation should sit back and warp music into a medium of content? Of complacency? Music should act as a medium for discontent. Why not incite revolution Stamp-Act style or set cars on fire, like the French? While Fleet Foxes' music is admittedly soothing, I want our generation's music to return to ear-crushing volumes because I want our generation to be remembered as more than just being in a lull. At your next concert or music store purchase, ask yourself this question: Are you listening? THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 11

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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Slightly Stoopid gains fame HENRY TAKSIER + AVENUE WRITER Ryan "RyMo" Moran, drummer of the reggae-rock band Slightly Stoopid, said his band was voted one of the top ten least likely to succeed in high school. "When we first started, the guys were just punk kids," he said. "Sixteen years old in high school and, you know, pissed." Moran vaguely remembers how Slightly Stoopid came up with its name. The members were hanging out in a room full of people smoking marijuana, when someone made a meaningless comment. Someone else responded by saying, "What? That's uh. slightly stupid." Inspiration struck. Slightly Stoopid, hailing from Ocean Beach, Calif., will play at The Venue with Inner Circle and the Supervillains tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Moran said the band's style has evolved since high school. The "teen angst" has, for the most part, evaporated. "We were fans of all styles of music," he said. "Hip hop, jazz, reggae, classical, rock and roll and everything in between -all those styles, I think, come through in our current sound." The band writes songs about pot, parties, hanging out, getting in trouble, being at the beach, skateboarding, making love and making war. "We're beach kids," he said. "It's just part of being around the ocean. You smoke a joint to enhance the experience." In high school, Slightly Stoopid was signed by Brad Nowell of the legendary reggae-punk band Sublime to his new label, Skunk Records. The band had the privilege of playing shows with Sublime in 1996, shortly before Nowell's death. For 12 years, Slightly Stoopid has toured the country. It wasn't an easy job, Moran said. He and the other members did whatever it took to make ends meet, from digging ditches to serving coffee. "You make a little money on tour, and you're cool for a bit. Then you start getting low on cash. You gotta find a gig, work for a couple months or a few weeks even, and then you can get back on the road again," he said. "We stuck with it because we believed in what we did." Until about 6 months ago, Slightly Stoopid's songs were not played on the radio. "We've been touring underground for 12 years, selling out huge amphitheaters, and just this past year, the radio has caught on a little bit," Moran said. "Getting on the radio and having hits was never our focal point." Tonight at The Venue, fans can expect to hear songs from every album, ranging from crazy punk to mellow reggae. "We approach every show like it's another night," Moran said. "We're gonna come out, play some old stuff, some new stuff, some in-between stuff and have a good time." Film mixes pompoms, humor KARINA GALVEZ + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER The times when the football star sweeps the head cheerleader off her feet as easily as he makes a touchdown are over. "Fired Up!" takes the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team out of their jerseys and into uniforms as they weasel their way out of football camp and into take advan tio of girls must learn zy appetite to the squa as many un sible in a s awry when feelings for cheer camp. With The 'American Pie" their not-so-hidden meets "Bring it On" agenda of hooking film packs pornup with as many girls poms, slapstick humor as possible in the and strange love summer, Nick Brady with a hint of charm) and Shawn Colfax convince cheerleading captain Carly that being on the ous other t team could improve the squad's friends and performance at camp. "American Having exhausted their options On" film pa of available girls at their school, the humor and boys dare not put the moves on the of charm th cheerleaders who are well aware likable an of their Casanova ways. The boys cheering al stage of the favorable rato boys at camp. They to balance their girl-cras and their commitment d. The plan to conquest suspecting girls as pospan of three weeks goes they begin to develop two unexpected girls. "Fired Up!" fits right into the teenmovie genre: sports star protagonists, unsuspecting girls that fall in their love traps, the mysterious older woman, the villaineam, the scum-bag boysexual ambiguity. The Pie" meets "Bring it cks pompoms, slapstick strange love with a hint at makes the characters I leaves the audience ong. .\ f A with The Avenue spoke vith McCord about her role as Gwvyneth in the new film "Fired Up!" during a college press conference call. McCord is known for her roles on Nip/Tuck and 90210. Thefilm opens in theaters Friday. Q: What did you enjoy most about playing Gwyneth, the villain? A: "The best part is that you get to be a mean person. McCord You get to take out all your aggression. There is a miming scene where I'm wiping the drool off our opponent's mouth. It was so obnoxious. If anyone did that in real life it would be so messed up, but it's hysterical for the film." Embrace your neighbor's squeakv sex with laughter ASHELY ROSS Oh yeah, baby. Harder! Yes, yes, yes! Come on, I know you're familiar with this. Either you're guilty of screaming it or S you've heard it. As college students, our living quarters tend to cause occasional issues with loud sex. S There are the squeaks, the thrusts, the moans and always the screams; but with endless amounts of hormones flying S around Gainesville and far too much alcohol available, it's a lot harder to keep your pants on than you think. And I've realized, from both personal and hearsay experiences, that people having sex just don't care how loud they are and who hears them. It's as if the bedroom is a sanctuary where what you say-or scream-cannot and will not be used against you. It's rarely even brought up to someone how loud they are in bed. Hinting at it is forbidden territory and causes far too awkward of a situation to get stuck in. So, with no way around loud sex, how do you deal with it? Simply putting up with the eeh-uh-eeh-uh of your roommate's old bedsprings leaves you annoyed and sleepless. The only solution? Embrace it. AI I' A-There's no way to pretend it's not happening, and it just puts you in an uncomfortable situation. And what if you're in the dorms with no preference of furniture, which leaves you stuck with-yup, you guessed it-bunk beds. I don't think horrifyingly awkward even begins to describe what to do when your bunkmate mounts her man in the top bunk shaking the entire thing as if you put a quarter in a vibrating mo* AVENUE WRITER Loud sex can serve many different purposes, both good and bad. First and foremost, it's no secret that noisy sex is pretty much always annoying. You're just sitting in your room trying to watch lectures when all of a sudden the pencil holder and picture frames on your desk start to shake because the bed next door is hitting the wall a wee bit too hard. And its even worse tdAnd /'ve realized, from tel cot. when you're trying to both personal and hearBut, like I said, embracsleep-either in the say experiences, that people ing these situations is the morning or at nighthaving sexjust don't care how only way out. And if you and the thrusting from loud they are and who )) try to look at it differently, the apartment above you hears them it can actually become quite keeps you wide awake an amusing issue. regardless of the midterm you have the You first have to think about how fun next morning. loud sex is. Nobody wants to hold anything But almost worse than being annoying, back in the bedroom. So do your best not cacophony in the bedroom can be overto blame anybody who might be making a whelmingly awkward. little more noise than you'd prefer. Imagine this, you're inbed with a friendAnd by embracing the moans and with-benefits, but the two of you have yet to screams of your roommate or neighbor, I do the dirty deed. This friend's roommates, don't mean joining in on them or mimickhowever, are way ahead of you and you've ing (we don't want to spoil someone else's got rooms to the left, right and above you fun), make light of them either by yourself going at it while you and your friend lay or with your friends. together silently questioning whether or If you're in the living room watching TV not you should be doing it too. ojlp L&ie ataentu&,eeeee and your roommate's going at it in the next room, call a friend and tell them what's up. I bet you'll be laughing within seconds. And if you're stuck in bed with a hookup and you guys aren't doing it, but the couple in the next room is, laugh about it. Giggling releases any unwanted tension and the awkwardness will quickly vanish. But if you're actually overly annoyed with the loud sex of someone in your vicinity, your headphones are your best bet. And if it's a persistent annoyance, you might want to invest in a loud fan to drown out the noise. That being said, those of you who are causing all these noise violations need to be aware of a few things too. Nobody is going to blame you for being loud in bed, but just keep in mind that everyone can hear you. And do your best to keep the noise level down if your roommate is recently single, there is no need to rub it in someone's face that you're getting some and they're not. They already know this and don't need to hear it. So do your best to find the humor in awkward, loud sex situations and try not to be unnecessarily loud. After all, there's no reason to be afraid of things that go bump in the night. S O O S I--

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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Rent For rrRent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished Move in Today! Rates starting at $329 per bedroom! Waived Move-in Fees!*Tanning! W/D in each unit!*FREE Cable We love pets: 372-8100 4-22-72-2 The Boardwalk Move In Today! AMAZING SPECIALS! 1/1-from $649*2/2-from $769*3/2-from $899 (352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com 4-22-08-72-2 ALL THE SPACE YOU NEED! At the price you want No Move-in Fees! Move in TODAY! 1, 1 w/den & 2 BRs -Reduced Rates! FREE UF parking FREE Gym Pets Welcome 352-332-7401 4-22-72-2 *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2 YOUR MOM. .wants you to live here! AMAZING DEALS! 1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D Gated, Pet friendly, Immediate Move-in Specials (352)372-0400 4-22-72-2 4P41O LOS Three Pools! Three Bus Routes! Two Jacuzzis! Business Center! Billards Room! 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Leasing for Now & Fall 1, 2, 3 & 4 brs, 2br Townhomes W/D, dishwasher, tennis/bball courts We love pets! Ask about specials! pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 4-22-08-72-2 100+ Apts: Walk to UF On 1 website: www.ForRentNearUF.com Photos & Virtual Tours for 100 apts near UF Studios $625+ 1BR $689+ 2BR $839+ 3BR $650/br+ 4BR $479/br 352-376-6223 4-22-72-2 **2/1 House w/ Big Yard** 4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors Pet Friendly $1200/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-76-2 POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW! Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1700/mo now or $1700/mo in fall. Can divide 3/2 for $1200/ mo. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931 2-19-09-30-2 01 BR/1 BA w/lg STUDY -Great Locations 1bIk to UF/Shands Avail Now! Energy efficient, some utils. Very spacious, carpet, decal park Prefer grad student/mature. $650. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873 2-27-09-36-2 AVAILABLE AUGUST 1 4BR/2BA nice, large house. Hot tub, privacy fenced yard, W/D provided, 3413 NW 8th Ave. $1600/mo. Screened back porch, other houses available. 339-2342 for more info. 2-20-09-29-2 *2/1 Funky Upstairs Apt* 3 Blocks to UF Pet Friendly $750/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-68-2 *2/1 Apt, 4 Blocks to UF* Central AC, No Tow Parking, Pet Friendly, $700/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-68-2 *2/1 Apt, 1000 SF* Island Kitchen, WD hookups Centr. AC, Pet Friendly $700/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-68-2 NO FEES and One Month Free! On Bivens Arm Nature Preserve Inclusive 2's, 3's, and 4's MASSIVE Townhomes! W/D and Jumbo Microwaves in Every Unit Free Water, Cable, Tanning, Alarms, Pool 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF 4-22-63-2 HUGE 2BR 1BA W/D hookups. Pets OK Walk to Vet School $595 mo. Move in today! 866-747-8314 CMC LLLP Lic. Real Estate Broker Equal Housing Oppty. 4-22-09-61-2 AVAILABLE AUGUST 1. Studio, fireplace, washer/dryer provided, wd floors. Yard area for grill, etc. 1 blkfrom campus, attached to rental house w/separate entrance. 106 SW 12th St. $525/mo 339-2342 2-20-09-22-2 *Huge 1 BR Loft w/Skylight* 3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223 4-22-59-2 Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF As low as $559 $0 MOVE IN FEES Open late and weekends 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-09-59-2 HISTORIC HOMES 1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18 NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors. $500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call 378-3704, sallygville~aol.com 2-19-20-2 4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd Pl. Call 352-2141956 2-19-09-20-2 Summit House 1BR/1 BA Available Now $605 per mouth $250 security Walk to VA or Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2 ** Across From UF $1150/mo Special! 2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Inc. www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. -Call 376-1111 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR single-story villas starting from $529 Move in costs starting at $139 Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road. Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599 Move in costs starting at $139 Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! $189 Moves you in! HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas starting from $759 Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd. Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-0959-2 LARGE 2BR DUPLEX NEAR UF. Fenced backyard, lots of privacy, W/D, screened porch & extra large utility room. Only $500 deposit & $725/mo. Call 352-372-3131. Location: 1710 SW 38th Terr. 4-22-09-58-2 1BR/1BA Next to UF Campus W/D ind in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x 5 2-26-0915-2 Downtown Luxury & Cash Back 4 Fall! Sign now for studios, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3s! Perfect Location-Great Price-No Move-in Fees W/D*Wood Floors*Bring Your Pets! Great parking-walk to bars-bike to UF Reserve now! 338-0002 4-22-09-53-2 Bivens Cove is everything you're looking for. Close to UF and downtown! Two pools! Free tanning! Pet Friendly!!! 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms ready right NOW! Move in today & get One Month FREE plus $0 move in fees. www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507 4-22-58-2 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content' Available from Commercial News Providers" I a 5 U1~ pp pp U'.1

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent u ui u Subleases O F nfurnishe~d j unfurnished ]a l unfurnished unfurnished ] l *CAMPUS EDGE CONDO* 2/2 Waltk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate 239250-6149 239-992-2449 2-20-09-14-2 Why Pay More? Great Apartments at a Great Price! 1/1 -From $689; 2/2 -From $759; 3/2 -From $899 CALL: (352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com 4-22-09-56-2 We have REAL 1/1s for Feb '09! 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585! Bike to UF -CENTERPOINT 1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475! No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or email Rentals@EFNProperties.com 2-20-09-14-2 *Live on UF Lake* Huge 2/2 with Den -3/2 Fully Remodeled $1275/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-53-2 *Live on UF Lake* Large Estate, 5 bedrms Dock & Pool, $2500/mo 352-339-4862 4-22-53-2 2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N Ride 2, & Shopping. Ind W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio, & Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets Pls. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com 2-24-09-15-2 Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile 1BR, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/mo. 3670372 3-6-22-2 Sorority Row Apts Luxury Apts Steps from Sorority Row & UF New 1BR to 4BR Virtual Tours & Photos www.SororityRowApts.com 352-376-6223 4-22-50-2 1BR apt. w/pvt gated courtyard located in small proffesional complex @ 3320 SW 23d St. Single, mature applicants only. $550.00/ mo small pets ok @ $25.00/mo 352 3772150 Please leave a msg. 3-5-09-20-2 *2BR/2.5BA Twnhouse condo near UF. 2 Master BRs w/ own BA, Ideal for 2 to share. Wired for inet + sec sys, W/D hk-up, appliances, comm pool, 1st & sec dep req. $1000/ mo 954-805-7827 dennismiller@tycoint.com 2-19-09-20-2 Beautiful, spacious 4/4 2 blocks from UF in Oxford Terrace. $550/month incl. washer/ dryer, electricity, water, cable, and internet. Bus comes every 10 min. Avail in August. Call Amy (954) 536-2052 for more info. 2-25-14-2 BRAND NEW Cricket Club Phase 11, 2BR/2BA Condo gated, pool,fitness center,W/D $11 00/mocall mario 352-219-4426 or jmacmaster@e-techservices.com 2-1910-2 2br/2.5ba townhouse for rent! First month free! Close to UF and Santa Fe. Bus stop in front of complex! W&D included and pets allowed! $750 a month. Call Rhonda at (727243-4688) or (813-833-3495). 2-27-09-15-2 WOODLAND TERRACE APTS Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $550 1BR $500 Call for daily specials 352-335-0420 3-6-09-20-2 3BR & 4BR/2BA HOUSES Hardwood floors, fireplace, new baths, screened patio, big yard, carport, storage shed. Minutes to UF, on bus route, $1400$1500/mo First, last security. 954-899-7197 3-6-09-20-2 4BR/3BA 1700+sqft home for rent. 1.3 miles from UF. Wood floors, newly renovated kitchen, washer/dryer, dish washer, fencedin back yard, and much more. $1450/month. Available ASAP. Call 305-764-0975 for info 2-24-11-2 3 bedroom/2 bath house in NW. Near SFCC and on UF bus route. Large fenced backyard with wooded lot on quiet culdesac. Nice, safe neighborhood. Available March 1st. $1100/ mo. Jenny 352-870-3975. 2-19-7-2 1 & 2BR/1BA W/D, DW, cent H/AC, ceramic tile throughout, front gated patio. Off of 34th St. On bus #12. From $695/mo. Call 352-377-1633 2-24-10-2 SPACIOUS 1 BR CONDO Modern and attractive. 1 mi to UF & Shands. Plenty of parking. W/D incl. $550/mo + dep. Call 371-9520, 317-2642 2-24-09-10-2 2BR/1BA, central heat, mobile home from $375-$450/mo incl water. No pets. 4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 2-25-10-2 BLOCK FROM UF Available Aug 1st. Houses -single family & attached. Apts. Rent directly from owners. No middle agent. Flexible terms. 352-377-3852 www.dalyproperties.com 3-31-09-29-2 4BR 3BA. Spacious house on corner of 34th St. and University. Close to Publix, dining, movies and shopping. Only 5 min bus ride to campus. W/D. $1,500/mo + util. 1st mo. + last month to move in. Available now. Call 321-459-3700. 3-4-09-14-2 GREENLEAF 2BR/1BA Very clean & quiet. Vaulted ceilings. Nice covered deck. W/D hook-ups. Near bus line & park. $625/mo + dep. Available now. Call 352-332-8196, 339-6177 2-20-09-6-2 2640 SW 31st PI Apt. A. Large 2BR 1 1/2 Bath updated 2 story apt. with WD hookup and private fenced backyard in Phoenix apt. $500 security deposit and $550/month. Wont last long CALL 562-2782 or 514-6869 2-2710-2 Beautiful! Great location -2.5 miles to UF. 5BR/2.5BA newly renovated 2400 sq ft, 2 story, furnished kitchen, W/D, DW, hrdwd firs, Ig lot. $1800/mo + utils. Available March 1st. Call 727-224-1288 2-27-09-10-2 2BR/2BA Luxury Town Hse 1600SF, ideal for Grad Students, 4941 NW 1 PL, near UF in Mills Pond, Energy Star rated, wired for internet & Sec Sys, Ref, W&D, DW, Pool, Tennis, Rec Ctr, no pets, util not incl, 2 mo dep. req. $1000/mo. Avail 8/15/2009 Call Rick Smith 954-895-8438/954-928-1507 2-20-09-5-2 www.10houses.com 2 & 3 bd houses for August cute,cent H/AC, WD,wood fls quiet areas, yards $725-$1260 352-336-6116 nancy10houses.com 3-4-12-2 WE HAVE IT ALL! GIVE US A CALL! Union Properties 352.373.7578 Walk to UF from our many properties! 1,2,3 and 4 Bedrooms www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-09-44-2 CAMPUS VIEW PLACE IS THE BEST! Forget the Rest and call us today! Brand New! Located off of SW 13th St. Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.campusviewplace.com 4-22-09-44-2 ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF -$22,000 Textbooks & Supplies -$2,000 Calling Union Properties for your new apt. PRICELESS! Call -352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-09-44-2 Finding it hard to choose your next rental? No Worries, We Can Help! Rentals going fast near UF so call today! Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-09-44-2 Night out on us when you lease one of our amazing 1 br./ ba apts untis available with tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395 mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070 3-30-09-30-2 Huge 5/3 MH on 5 acres 12 minutes to UF, washer/dryer incl., no pet fee. $1600 mth. 352-213-3943 2-24-5-2 $445-4/4 University Terrace condo; includes cable, internet, and utilities. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-6-13-2 PET'S PARADISE $375 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-1709-15-2 CRICKET CLUB Tower Rd. 4BR/2.5BA, 2 covered parking spots, 1638 sq ft. Short term lease avail. Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-605 3-3-10-2 MILL POND Near mall. 2BR/2BA, garage, short term lease possible. $975. Irene Larsson Mgmt Serv 352-373-2605 3-3-10-2 2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF. On bus route. Ind W/D. Community clubhouse, pool & fitness center. Wired for internet & security system. $895/mo 332-8841, lindalu@gatorhomes.com 2-24-09-5-2 Union Street Station 2br/2ba luxury condo. Beautiful 3rd floor corner unit with alarm, nice appliances, w/d, balcony, and free parking. $1400/mo. call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453. Live in style downtown! 3-17-20-2 Large and beautiful 3bd/2ba house near law school. Avail. 8/1. Hardwood floors, screened porch, wood deck, garage, w/d, bonus room w/built-in bar, large fenced yard. $1600/mo. Call Eric at 352-870-9453 3-17-20-2 NW 39 Av fancy 3br/2ba w/loft Ig open bright Laminated wd-looking fir in loft. $675 XL 3/2 loft apt w/new ceramic firs & stainfree carpet in huge brs $800-850. Nice 2br/2ba gated patio, trees $630-670 373-8310, 219-3937 2-25-5-2 2BR/1 BA SPACIOUS 7209 SW 45th Pl. Gainesville. Cent H/AC, W/D hk-up. $600/mo, $500 sec dep. No pets. Call 386-462-0994 3-4-09-10-2 3 and 4 BR STEPS TO UF! From $506 per person $0 MOVE IN FEES Pets Loved! W/D Available 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-09-41-2 3 bed/2 ba house in SW area. 3 miles from UF. Large fenced back yard. $1300/month + security deposit $1000. 352-213-1567. 2-23-3-2 Near UF 4BR/2BA house wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C 929 NW 22 ST. Available for August Call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2 Downtown Gainesville Union Street Station apt -above Starbucks 2BR/2.5BA, den/study room, bambo floors, granite counters, up-graded kitchen. Available for August. Call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2 Near UF 5BR/3BA 2,600 sq ft house 630 NW 36 Street. Available for August call Manny 352-317-4408 3-19-09-16-2 Fsbases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 22rd. CALL TODAY!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG 4/4 Apartment for $350 per month. Utilities, cable, internet etc. all included with washer and dryer. Large bedroom and closet. Individual bathrooms. Three bus routes directly to campus. 5 minute drive by car. Multiple pools, basketball and tennis courts on property. Lease through summer. For more information call (813) 390-7761 2-20-5-3 Sublease 2/2 close to campus free cable, wireless internet,tanning and gym. Court yard. Must lease will make deal. Lease good thru July 09. Immediate move in. Call 352/558/4053 or 352/792/4864 anytime. 2-24-5-3 FRoommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-22-72-4 01 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo *1BR hdwd firs, pvt ba avail in beautiful NW house close to UF $395/mo 352-316-3930 www.gainesville-rent.com. 2-27-09-40-4 2 Female roommates NS/ND to share a new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W of 1-75. w/ cable, internet & security alarm. $475/mo. util. incl. Call 352 331 8794 2-2030-4 Share 2/2 MH Furn rm $200 N/R dep. $400/ mo; $100/wk incl util. 2wk adv. laun/cook svc avail N/S, N/A, N/D. Discount for handyman. Car a+ 30 day notice 2 vacate. Nr bus/shops Sm caged pet ok 331-0762 2-23-20-4 -. 2 Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-2209-62-4 1/2 OFF 1st MONTH Rent if in by March! Seeking 2 roommates-1.5 miles to UF easy ride2 SFCC off-NW 16th-HUGE house, PoolTable, 65"TV Large rooms!sayNo2apts $495/MONTH per room 561-756-5368 2-24-10-4 1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo + utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@ yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 2-2009-16-4 Housemate wanted in NW G'vile. NICE private bdrm and bath. House has PRIVATE pool/fireplaces/large fenced yard. Utilities included (WiFi/cable/electric). 500/month contact max (215-917-0829) maxs@ufl.edu 2-20-09-10-4 09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful 5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage, fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on bus rte. Very safe community $495/mo + utils (-$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 2-2309-10-4 Rooming House, 2 rooms open single person. $100 p/w. Full cable +TV. 262-6748 for all info. No text mssg. Will not respond. Talk in person only. 3-3-10-4 Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave! 2B/2.5Ba, All Furn Ind, Free WiFi, W/D, Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts 20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate. $460+hlf utIs Avail Augi 786-246-3049 3-613-4 M or F ROOMMATE Wanted $300 rent Furnished / 2 min walk to UF. Friendly neighbors / Bill avg $100. $600 to move in TODAY Text Rodney 352-215-9433 2-23-09-4-4 Roommate Needed. $380 a month rent. Utilities include high speed internet, cable, and electric. Apartment is on 34th street, close to UF, shopping, and downtown G-ville. Very quite apartment complex. Call 804-2670690 or mail me at Saundemkegmail.com 2-20-09-3-4 Roommate needed for this summer and/ or upcoming '09-'10 school year. House located in upscale subdivision of Capri located off 34th street. $350/month includes EVERYTHING(utilities, internet,gym.)! easy commute with bus route directly to campus. female student, non-smoker, no pets is preferred. call (863)521-2078 or email aloha75@ufl.edu. 3-6-10-4 STUDENT HYNG Reach over 50,000 9 readers needing new places to live, furniture, household items and much more to accomodate their new lifestyle choices. Publishes: 4 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 ICal1 your .Salesre Deadline: rep k today! Wednesday, February 25, 2009 > 376 '482

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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Roommates j a Autos Help Wanted Enjoy A Romantic Old House Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 3-6-09-12-4 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.UFCONDOS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 4-22-72-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Blks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-22-72-5 Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURYNEWCONSTRUCTION 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 4-22-72-5 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 **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. 4-22-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-22-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 4-22-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-22-0872-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-22-72-6 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 4-22-72-6 Queen size bed $60 0 Sofa $60 Recliner $50 S Nice dresser $60 Table & 4 chairs $80 0 Lawn mower $50. Call 904-363-7045 or 352-215-3403 2-25-10-6 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! C1 F T h THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty, 352-219-2879 CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S 5-21-49-5 Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition Mill Pond 2/2. Immaculate. Immediate occu336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-22pancy. Many upgrades. Across from GHFC. 08-72-7 $149,900. 561-628-2866 2-20-09-5-5 C _______________________ COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists $77,900 $$ We buy computers and laptops Nice condo. SW Large 2/2. 374-4216 Working and Non-working ALSO 2/1 $66,900 2-20-09-5-5 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street s I 4-22-08-72-7 BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-22-08-72-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-22-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100 (352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2272-6 C OMIl PUT ER S 4-22-70-7 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 4-22-70-7 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 Best Prices in Town SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 4-22-72-9 WLFor Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. 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New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-22-0872-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-22-08-72-11 ***Www.BuyMyScooter.com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-22-08-72-11 GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-22-08-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to Campus. Largest selection, Best Customer Service. Motorcycles, Scooters, Accessories, and Service. 633 NW 13th Street www.swampcycles.com 4-22-72-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $799. 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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 17 J Help Wanted Help Wanted f Help Wanted Services Event Notices STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2209-59-14 DANCERS NEEDED For adult entertainment company. Make $1000/wk. Flex schedule 378-3312 4-2254-14 Survey Takers Needed: Make $5-$25 per survey. GetPaidToThink.com 2-27-20-14 An awesome summer job. If you're looking to spend this summer outdoors, have fun while you work, and make lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp Mataponi, a residential camp in Maine, has female/male summertime openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance, Videography, Group Leaders & more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. 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EOE/DFWP 2-19-5-14 Palm Breeze Youth Services, Inc. a Gainesville, not for profit corporation is looking for UF students, faculty and administrators that are interested in helping us start a charter school for at risk middle schoolers. We also need volunteers for gardening and agromony. Please call Ken Van Nortwick, 352-339-1746 3-6-09-16-14 15 PEOPLE WANTED to lose up to 30 lbs in 30 days $30. 100% GUARANTEED! Dr Recomended! Call (352)372 3407 or order r-dbetterhealth.com 2-20-5-14 KITCHEN SUPERVISOR, 0 ASST MGR F.O.H. 0 SERVERS OBARTENDERS all needed ASAP. Apply in person with resume at 3501 SW 2nd Ave. CalicoJacks.net 352371-1675 or 352-375-2337 2-24-09-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT -FT. Passion for language & fitness. Avid reader, interest in MMA a plus. Computer fluency. Eye for detail. 1 + year. Resume to 626 NE 1st St. 32601, paulsrothstein yahoo.com 3-4-09-10-14 Attention smokers! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. 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Sports THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Gators back on track with win By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator org The Gators are tired of chasing the past. The memories of last year have critics predicting another lateseason collapse, and the shadows cast by two national championships have left a group of players -most of whom were still in high school at the time -stumbling in the dark. They took their first step toward brighter skies Wednesday. After a slide that saw UF (20-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) lose three of its last four games and drop all the way to fourth in the SEC East, the Gators are back in the win column thanks to an 83-74 victory against Alabama (13-12,3-8 SEC) in the O'Connell Center. "I really get and understand the expectations here," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "My first two years here were losing seasons. I have a level of appreciation for starting over." The victory marks the 11th straight season UF has posted 20 or more wins and kept the Gators perfect at home this year. Guard Nick Calathes led the way with 22 points and center Alex Tyus played well down low, scoring 16 and grabbing seven rebounds. Alabama cut the UF lead which was as high as 15 earlier in the game -to 55-50 halfway through the second half. It was the kind of game the Gators have found ways to lose earlier in the season. This time, they pulled out a win, making their final six foul shots. "I understand all their flaws, and all their flaws can be seen," Donovan said. "Sometimes we get a little bit fatigued or get tired, or they're young or they're thinner or they're not quite as big. Yeah, they get pushed around a little bit, but they're giving me everything they have." SEE ALABAMA, PAGE 19 Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff UF center Alex Tyus is fouled by Alabama forward Justin Knox in the Gators' 83-74 win against Alabama on Wednesday night. Community expects more from UF athletes t doesn't matter. Let Alex Rodriguez inject himself with steroids. Let Barry Bonds keep his records. Let Mark McGwire plead the fifth. Instead, let's worry about what really matters, something that goes above the score of a game. Think of a 10-year-old boy with his Rodriguez jersey sitting in his living room and watching his idol admit to making a horrible mistake. That's why UF athletes are so important to the Gainesville community -especially the baseball team. They don't have a choice anymore. While hung heads on the TV express shame, these guys can show hope and promBrian Steele ise to the youth of Gainesville. Steele-ing Bases "It's something that any athlete at bsteele@alligator org the University of Florida, when they come in, they have to realize that this is a college town," Gators senior infielder Brandon McArthur said. "This isn't a big city. The football players, the basketball players, the golfers, the swimmers, the gymnastics team, everyone looks up to (us)." He's right. It can't be denied: Children have these questions. Do you need steroids to be the next great baseball hero? If Rodriguez did it, why shouldn't I? Isn't taking this shortcut easier? If they want to know why they shouldn't do it, ask players like McArthur. Behind the inflated stats are the increased risks of heart disease and, well, not having some male body parts be as big as they once were. You really don't want to explain that one to your wife, fellas. The 32 baseball players who will wear orange and blue this season won't ever receive half the acclaim one of the aforementioned professional players have. However, when a group of high school -or even younger -ball players come SEE BRIAN, PAGE 19 UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Brooks, Dotson to wrap up home careers this week By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator org Home will be a welcome sight for Sha Brooks and Marshae Dotson. They better enjoy it while they can. The duo, along with fellow seniors Aneika Henry and Kim Critton, will be playing its final two home games this weekend, beginning tonight at 7 against Arkansas (15-11, 4-7 Southeastern Conference). They will wrap up their home careers ON TELEVISION 0 NBA: San Antonio vs. Detroit TNT, 8 p.m. 0 NBA: Boston vs. Utah TNT, 10:30 p.m. on Sunday at 1 p.m. when No. 15 UF (22-4, 8-3 SEC) hosts South Carolina (10-14, 2-9 SEC). "Probably very emotional," Brooks said of what being recognized will be like. "I'm going to try not to cry." Dotson didn't quite feel the same way. "(It's) just another game, a recognition of players that are about to leave," Dotson said. Whatever the moment will mean to them individually, the seniors will all look to cap off their final years with an unblemished home record of 15-0. If they do so, they will become just the third team in UF history to accomplish that feat. Aside from the 199798 Gators squad, only UF coach Amanda Butler's 1993-94 team went undefeated at home. It was also Butler's senior year as a player. "It's a huge feather in your cap," Butler said. "I got to experience that as a player. I can't remember what happened at all in my playing career, but I can tell you us going undefeated at home was a huge deal, was a huge sense of pride for that team that I was fortunate to be a part of. "I know that they will feel the same way. As seniors on this ball club, it's part of their legacy in establishing this as one of the toughest places in the country to play." For Brooks and Dotson, it would be something else to add to their incredible resumes. In their four years at UF, they have SEE SENIORS, PAGE 19 POLL QUESTION Today's question: Do you hold professional athletes to a higher Percent (Votes) standard than student athletes? No 59% (42) Yes 41% (29) 7 1 TOTAL VOTES Previous question: Should Carl Johnson be kicked off the UF football team? (see right for results) S E U The UF swim and dive teams started their SEC Championship meet Wednesday. For that and a recap of Santa Fe women's basketball, go to alligatorSports.org

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 19 UF SOFTBALL Batting-order change breathes new life into offense By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer aberry@alligator org Conventional wisdom says, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Don't tell that to UF coach Tim Walton. Prior to the No. 2 UF softball team's games in the Lipton Invitational last weekend, Walton made a surprising change to his lineup. Kim Waleszonia, who has led off for the last four years, switched spots with sophomore Aja Paculba, who normally followed Waleszonia in the order. Waleszonia and Paculba batted one-two for most of last season, when they were named Thirdand Second-Team All-Americans, respectively. So why change an order that was already working? "Coach brought (the idea) to me," Paculba said. "After Jacksonville, he was just like, 'You're hitting really well. I just want to try it out for this week and see how it goes.' I don't know if he's going to keep it, but it seems to be working." The two made the change smoothly, as Waleszonia had two triples in UF's 8-0 win against Coastal Carolina on Friday, and Paculba continued her impressive play at the plate with seven hits and 11 runs over the weekend. The Gators will need the switch at the top of the lineup to remain effective as they travel to Palm Springs, Calif., for the Cathedral City Classic, which starts today. The three-day tournament will pit the Gators against the highestranked competition they have faced all season. Today, UF will take on No. 14 Fresno State at 6:30 p.m. and No. 3 Arizona State, the defending national champion, at 11:30 p.m. Walton said he is looking forward to the opportunity to play against some of the best teams in the country and see how his team responds to tougher competition. "We need to learn how we're going to play in tight games," Walton said Sunday. "We need tight games to really determine exactly what kind of championship team we're gonna be, and we'll get plenty of tight games." Pitchers Stacey Nelson (4-1) and Stephanie Brombacher (4-0) have only allowed one earned run combined all season, so if the Gators come out on the losing end of close games, the hitting is likely responsible. For Waleszonia, that will be easier thanks to her new spot in the order. While Paculba feels out the pitcher in the leadoff spot, Waleszonia gets to read the pitches and have a better idea of what to expect at the plate. As for whether or not their coach is convinced of his players' MAN AhnHarrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff UF second baseman Aja Paculba watches as a home run she hit flies out of the park during the Gators' 8-0 win against Baylor on Feb. 7. ability to thrive in their new positotal runs on the board in their two win against Georgia Tech on Suntions, Walton left little room for games Saturday. day, Walton seemed appropriately any doubt. Walton added that he would pleased with his lineup change. "I love it. Love it, love it, love it. discuss the level of comfort Pac"I'm not even going to have We're dangerous that way -more ulba and Waleszonia felt with a meeting. They don't even get a dangerous than we were before," their new spots in the lineup, but vote anymore. It's gonna happen," Walton said after the Gators put 26 after UF knocked in 11 runs in its he said. Donovan uses speech from 'Any Given Sunday' to build team unity ALABAMA, from page 18 The Gators have tended to fatigue and fade down the stretch this year, a vice Donovan said can be explained by lack of depth. The surprising transfer of point guard Jai Lucas before the season and injuries to Adam Allen, and more recently Allan Chaney, have left Donovan with a short bench. "No one wants to talk about the fact that two starters are gone from last year," Donovan said. Donovan said it's unfair to expect this team to live up to the expectations of the ones that came before it. "They're not Noah, Horford, Brewer and Green and Humphrey. They're not those guys." Billy Donovan UF men's basketball coach Right now, the coach points out, his players are simply trying to find their own path. "They're not Noah, Horford, Brewer and Green and Humphrey. They're not those guys," Donovan said. "It's not even about them upholding a standard of what those guys did. It's about them trying to create their own legacy. That time's over with. That happened two years ago. One thing is certain: If the Gators hope to make it back to the NCAA Tournament, they need to find their identity soon. "Now is really the time to focus and get wins," guard Erving Walker said. "We can't be losing anymore." ANY G IVEN WEDNESDAY: Prior to the game, Donovan showed the team a motivational video that combined Al Pacino's locker room speech from the movie "Any Given Sunday" with highlights from the season. Donovan said the video was an attempt to build team unity. The ploy seemed to work. "Al Pacino, that guy's tough," Calathes said. Gators seniors reveling in team's sharp turnaround since Butler's arrival SENIORS, from page 18_ thrown numbers to the side. Brooks and Dotson have played in all 120 games of their careers. Brooks has started 119 games, including a school record 117 in a row. Dotson has scored in all but one game in her career and has grabbed at least one rebound in every game she has played. Brooks is averaging more than 19 points in SEC games and leads her team in nearly every offensive category, while Dotson is posting more than 14 points in league games and has the No. 1 field goal percentage in the conference. D o t s o n Women's grabbed her Basketball 800th career rebound against Tennessee, and she and Brooks have eclipsed the 1,000-point mark. Brooks is one of only two UF players to score 1,500 points, record 275 assists and collect 200 steals in her career. The list goes on, but probably the most important stat for these two seniors over their four years is coming from a 9-22 team two years ago to 22-4 now. "For their careers to culminate in a season like this that still has the potential to be the best season ever in the history of the program, I think it speaks a lot about them and their toughness and their resiliency," Butler said. BRIAN, from page 18 to Gainesville for a camp, the Gators have an opportunity. They have a chance to be a different kind of role model and, perhaps, set a more positive course. "We get a lot of kids out here, and you want to give them the right image of how to play the game," junior center fielder Matt den Dekker said. "Doing the right things off the field. .If (talks about illegal substances) would arise, I would definitely tell them that's not the way to play. It puts a negative image on the game. When you see things like that happening, you don't want to give kids the wrong image of how to play the game." Baseball is not a dirty sport, nor is it a game that requires enhancing substances to be successful. And, obviously, UF baseball players don't like to talk outright about steroids. I don't blame them. Truthfully, I wish we could leave all this talk behind us. Completely forget about it. Wash it from our minds. The players can do that. The kids and young players, however, can not. They're the ones with the questions. "A lot of people look up to us, and guys shouldn't get on cloud nine about that," McArthur said. "They should just realize how to handle themselves." What these athletes have to realize now is when it is time to "handle" something. That would be taking action. It's not something they can hide from. There will be questions, maybe even doubts, from the outside. That's when it's their turn to show how to be different. The corrupt are already damaged goods. Let's not put the next generation in their same shoes. Hopefully, UF's athletes realize that for everyone's sake.

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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2009 Adams, McArthur lead versatile infield into new year By BOBBY CALLOVI Alligator Writer bcallovi@alligator org Josh Adams had little idea what position he would play for most of last season, as he split time between six spots. This year, he could be almost as confused. The sophomore will start the season in the infield, most likely at third base, but he could also see time at shortstop and second. Senior Brandon McArthur is the only other lock to start in the infield, but he plays multiple positions as well, lining up at first and third base. With the loss of shortstop Cole Figueroa to the MLB Draft, Adams will be looked at to join McArthur as a leader of the infield. No matter where he plays on opening day, teammates can expect to hear from him. "If I'm at short, second, third, wherever, I'm still going to have the same vocal voice as I would if I was in the outfield," Adams said. The only other returning infielder with experience is junior Clayton Pisani, but his career has been inconsistent. He has started 70 games in his two years but has a .263 career batting average, dropping to .242 in Southeastern Conference play. Coach Kevin O'Sullivan expects Pisani to turn his experience into consistent reults. "I'm looking forward to him stepping up his game and being more consistent," O'Sullivan said. "He has been in the system for four I YEAR GUARANTEE Butler Plaza Newberry Square 335-1232 332-3937 W' Habitat for Humanity' $Priday, ebruary 20, 2009 6:30pm -9:00pm St.q