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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


6,000 rally to oppose state education cuts
By KATIE EMMETS raise awareness about education The rally emphasized the need Mark Pudlow, Florida Educa- of the country and has the largest
Alligator Writer cuts. for those who care tion Association spokesman, said class sizes.
kemmets@alligator.org The Make Our Schools a Prior- State about public educa- FEA realized the budget cuts were Kali Davis, a UF graduate stu-
ity Rally featured speakers who News tion to contact local taking a toll on public schools last dent in elementary and special
ORLANDO No more cuts. gave personal testimonies about and state politicians fall. education, was asked by FEA to
This was the message brought their experiences with Florida's and express their opinions. When it comes to education speak at the rally as the voice of
by 6,000 teachers, parents and stu- poorly funded public education About 35 UF students attended funding, Pudlow said Florida is pre-service teachers, college stu-
dents who gathered Saturday to system. the rally. at the bottom compared to the rest SEE EDUCATION, PAGE 8


LOCAL

UPD targets


midtown DUIs

By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

University Police Department Officer Gene Rodgers saw
a man in a lifted black Chevrolet truck swerve, and Rodgers
flipped on his lights to reign in the driver.
The driver told Rodgers he hadn't been drinking, and he
successfully followed a pen with his eyes. The man said he'd
swerved because he'd been texting.
"[The goal] is to saturate the area so that driv-
ers see the presence of law enforcement and
make better decisions."
Stacey Ettel
UPD Lieutenant


SI The pullover was a part of a saturation detail in which 11
officers, two on bicycles, three on motorcycles and the rest
in marked and unmarked cars, patrolled University Avenue
primarily scouting for drunken drivers. The night resulted in
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff one DUI arrest.
Stepping in Style Additionally, UPD made five other kinds of arrests, gave
Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's Kappa Chi chapter, from American University in Washington, 48 traffic tickets and 58 warnings, UPD Lt. Stacey Ettel said.
D.C., perform their step dance routine during the 20th Annual Florida Invitational Step Show in the "The goal of the detail isn't to give out tickets or make ar-
O'Connell Center on Saturday night. See story at Alligator.org. rests," he said. "It is to saturate the area so that drivers see the
presence of law enforcement and make better decisions."
SEE DUI, PAGE 8


Harvest of Hope Fest to benefit migrant farm workers


By DAVID CUMMING
Alligator Contributing Writer

A half-mile west of the Devil's
Millhopper, Ed Kellerman stood
in his living room crammed with
electric guitars, amplifiers and


drums, glued to his TV screen with
his son, Dillon, watching replays
of his son's basketball game.
"They ended up losing to their
rival team," Ed said. "But what
matters is that they stuck it out un-
til the end."


Ed, a UF professor and com-
munications direc-
Local tor of the Harvest of
News Hope Foundation in
Gainesville, moved
to his dining room table, which
was surrounded by hand-painted


Buddhist artwork on all four walls.
On the floor, hundreds of Harvest
of Hope Fest posters lay strung to-
gether, awaiting their destination:
stapled to wooden street posts.
He opened his laptop display-
ing a recent set list change for the


Hope Fest on March 6-8 at St. Johns
Fairgrounds in St. Augustine.
Twirling a yellow guitar pick
between his fingers, Ed, 56, ex-
plained how Hope Fest is a recov-
ery effort, a taking-off point and a
SEE HARVEST, PAGE 5


* UF guard Erving
Walker (right) and
the men's basket-
ball team lost its
fifth straight game
against Tennessee
in the O'Connell
Center on Sunday,
damaging their
postseason hopes.
See Story, Page 14.


Tree trimmer killed after crane accident, likely electrocuted
A Gaston's Tree Service employee was killed Saturday after being
electrocuted while working. When the man was dumping mulch with a
crane at 21812 N.W. 91st St., the crane accidentally broke a set of power
lines, said Alachua County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Carol Davis.
Davis said when the man got out of the truck he was electrocuted
because he touched the truck and the ground at the same time. The hy-
draulic fluid from the crane leaked onto the broken power lines and
started a fire, Davis said. Officials have not been able to determine if the
man's death was a result of the electrocution or the fire, said Alachua
County Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Maynard.
KATIE EMMETS


* UPD shut down
a philanthropic
dodgeball tourna-
ment Saturday af-
ter police arrested
underage drinkers
nearby.
See Story, Page 3.


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Hikes won't hurt Prepaid
The Prepaid College Board will
likely have to shell out billions of
dollars more in tuition payments
over the next few decades under
an agreement made last week.
The board, which oversees
Florida's prepaid tuition plans,
will have to pay between $2 billion
and $3 billion more to the state's 11
universities over the next 24 years,
said Florida Board of Governors
spokesman Bill Edmonds.
The agreement, passed by the
Board of Governors during Thurs-
day's meeting, still needs to be ap-
proved by the state Legislature.
Under the agreement, the pre-
paid program will be required to
increase its tuition payments be-
tween 6 percent and 6.5 percent
each year for contracts sold be-
tween July 1, 2007, and the date
the Legislature approves it.
The increases will hold at that
level even if tuition is goes up by
more than that amount.
The increases are being sought
to minimize the impact of students
who would be exempt under a
proposed tuition law that seeks to
allow all state universities to raise
tuition by 15 percent each year un-
til they reach the national average.
Students with prepaid tuition
plans would be exempt from the
potential tuition hikes, but Thurs-
day's agreement would force the
prepaid program to cover a por-
tion of the increased tuition costs
for some of those students.
The agreement does not affect
students and their families, Ed-
monds said. "This will not cost
parents a single dime," he said.
It also will not affect the prepaid


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program much, he said, because
it currently expects an annual
return of at least 6.5 percent on
its investments, enough to cover
the increase.
Stanley Tate, the founder of
the prepaid program, opposed
increases at the meeting.
He said the increases, which
will cause prepaid tuition plan
prices to rise, will put the plans
out of reach for families with
lower incomes.
"We're gonna do whatever
we can to fight it," he said.
THOMAS STEWART

New bowling alley opens
There's a new bowling alley
in town, and it's trying to rein-
vent the business.
Splitz, an expansion of Skate
Station Funworks, opened on
Friday, just off Newberry Road.
Funworks also offers mini
golf, rock climbing, go-carts and
other attractions. Plans to add
Laser Tag in April are in the
works.
"We're hoping to make this
sorta like a mini-Disney," said
Katie Connolly, a manager at
Splitz.
Connolly said that there are
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Care needs to be taken to make
sure they both have the best expe-
rience possible, Connolly said.
Family and casual bowlers
can be frustrated by league bowl-
ers, who sometimes show up in
groups of 100 and use all of the
lanes.
League bowlers can have their
concentration interrupted by
those who aren't taking the game
as seriously.
To please both sides, Splitz has
three different sets of lanes: the
traditional style, plus "Boutique"
lanes and the "Stockroom."
Boutique lanes have lounge
couches and feature big screen
projectors at the end of the lane,
which often show sports or can
be changed to the bowler's prefer-
ence.
The Stockroom is a similar but
more secluded set of lanes.
Prices vary depending on the
lane type and increase after 5 p.m.
HUNTER SIZEMORE


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

SG parties discuss election complaints at meeting


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The last six complaints filed
among parties during the Student
Government elections campaign
season were discussed in an hour-
long Elections Commission meet-
ing on Friday.
Frank Bracco, president of the
Keg Party, and the Orange and Blue
Party each filed three complaints.
Bracco filed two complaints
against the Progress Party, but only
one was voted to be a violation.
Elections Commission members
fined the Progress Party $1 for fail-


ing to label a campaign picture dis-
played in its Facebook group as a
registered political advertisement,
a break from the $10 fines the party
has received in the past.
"They've been fined enough,"
said Daniel Thompson, a member
of the commission.
Another complaint claimed the
Progress Party misrepresented it-
self through the use of a campaign
poster featuring Lil Wayne and Ba-
rack Obama.
"We wanted to keep campaign-
ing lighthearted," said Sen. Ben
Dictor, the Progress Party's presi-
dential candidate. "The Student


"We wanted to keep cam-
paigning lighthearted."
Ben Dictor
Progress Party candidate


Body is smart enough to realize this
is a joke."
The Orange and Blue Party re-
ceived its first violation of the elec-
tion, also filed by Bracco. He said
the party displayed two signs in
Turlington Plaza, instead of the al-
lotted one, a rule outlined in the 700
codes, a part of SG's constitution
that outlines proper campaigning


tactics to be followed during elec-
tions.
The Orange and Blue Party was
given a warning and a public rep-
rimand.
The last three complaints heard
were filed by the Orange and Blue
Party against the Unite Party, which
received a warning and public rep-
rimand for two of three violations.
The party cleared the third com-
plaint, which involved Unite fliers
stuck on top of Domino's Pizza
boxes and delivered throughout
Gainesville. One box ended up at
an Orange and Blue Party meeting.
"Well, we're happy y'all got our


pamphlet," said Unite Party Presi-
dent Will Harrell.
Cain Norris, an Orange and Blue
Party member, argued campaign
materials are not supposed to be
distributed in bulk, but instead
must be delivered hand-to-hand
via party supporters.
Harrell asked if a pizza delivery
employee could fit the definition of
hand-to-hand delivery.
The Progress Party also had fli-
ers handed out along with pizza
orders through Five Star Pizza, ac-
cording to Eric Conrad, the party's
communication director. No com-
plaint was filed.


Dodgeball philanthropy shut down after nearby arrests


* UPD WAS ARRESTING
UNDERAGE DRINKERS.

By ASHLEY ROSS
Alligator Writer

The University Police Depart-
ment shut down a philanthropic
dodgeball tournament at UF's
Norman Field on Saturday after
underage drinking arrests involv-
ing participants were made in the
neighboring parking garage.


Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority hosted
the Ultimate Dodgeball Philanthro-
py, which was held to raise money
for Lou Gehrig's disease through
donations and team registration
fees.
Lt. Pam Bonner of UPD said the
event was shut down because it
presented an issue of public safety.
As of Sunday night, Bonner said
she was unsure how many arrests
were made.
But according to Phi Delta Theta
Fraternity's philanthropy chairman


Alex Akar, at least 15 people were
arrested for underage drinking in
Norman Garage.
"We were out there raising mon-
ey," Akar said. "And that is more
important than a few
On kids slamming down
Campus beers in the parking
garage next door."
Bonner refused comment on any
fundraising that may have been in-
hibited by the early shutdown.
Bonner said the fundraiser came
to a halt after an officer, who was
conducting security checks on So-


rority Row, noticed numerous ve-
hicles parked illegally around the
field.
Byron Oldham, president of Phi
Delta Theta, said the tournament
kicked off at 10 a.m.
After hearing that a few stu-
dents in the garage had been ar-
rested around noon, Oldham said
he began spreading the word to
participants on the field that police
were patrolling the garage.
Chairman Alex Akar said UPD
threatened to shut down the event
around 12:15 p.m.


When both hosting organiza-
tions offered to hire more secu-
rity to prevent the shutdown, UPD
would not allow it, he said.
Akar said two bouncers were on
duty during the event to ensure no
one entered the field with alcohol.
Akar said the event was ex-
pected to raise more than $10,000,
adding they may now fall short of
the goal.
Jamie Dollinger, president of the
Panhellenic Council, said no deci-
sions have been made about sanc-
tions regarding either organization.


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Local antique show raises money for end-of-life care


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Frances Kirkpatrick felt like she
was entering a lottery as she wait-
ed in line at a local antique road-
show Saturday.
A vase, a Japanese figurine and
a bracelet were all potential jack-
pots, and she was there to have
them appraised.
But it's more about the fun of
antiques than the money, she said.


About 70 people had about 160
items appraised during Haven
Hospice Attic's Antique Road-
show.
Haven Hospice Attic held the
show to raise money for end-of-
life care. The store carries thrift
and antique items. Participants
paid $5 per antique appraisal, with
a three-item limit. In addition, the
extra traffic that the show brought
earned the Attic several thousand
dollars more than usual.
John Sikorski, the appraiser and


host of the local antique appraisal
radio show Sikorski's Attic, esti-
mated the values of items, pointed
out what con-
Around tributed to
Gainesville or detracted
from an item's
worth and suggested where peo-
ple could find out more about their
items.
He appraised items span-
ning from a pair of antique Patek
Philippe watches, which could sell
for thousands a piece, to a metal


infant's coffin, for which he didn't
know of a market.
As Kirkpatrick stood in front of
Sikorski's table holding her three
antiques, the appraiser set his eyes
on the Japanese figure, a sitting
woman holding a planting pot.
Sikosrki felt that there was no
market for the figure, valuing it at
less than $15.
The bracelet, made of painted
mother-of-pearl tiles framed in sil-
ver, was quite a find, Sikorski said.
The markings and style led him


to believe it was Persian and he
appraised the jewelry at between
$250 and $500.
The vase, a wedding gift to
Kirkpatrick's mother, was worth
between $50 and $100 according to
Sikorski.
"It was exciting," she said after-
wards. "I don't plan on selling any
of it though."
The show's most expensive item
was a Martin acoustic guitar from
1975. Sikorski estimated its worth
beteween $5,000 and $7,500.


Two FSU groups sweep


a cappella competition


* ABOUT 230 ATTENDED THE EVENT
SATURDAY NIGHT.

It turns out rock bands have it all wrong.
Drums and guitars aren't needed to cre-
ate modern, catchy music it just takes a
group of voices.
On Saturday night, 230 people gathered
in the Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge
to watch a cappella ensembles from across
the state compete in the 2009 International
Championship of Collegiate A Cappella
South Region quarterfinals.
The competition featured two groups
each from UF, Florida State University
and the University of Central Florida. Each
team performed three or four songs for


three judges.
Performances ranged in style from the
somber resonance of The Beatles' "Black-
bird," sung by the FSU's Reverb, to the
fast-paced, energetically choreographed
rendition of Tally Hall's "Banana Man,"
performed by UCF's Crescendudes.
Several groups also sang modern hits
like Duffy's "Mercy," dedicated to Tim
Tebow by all-female UF group The Sedoc-
taves.
FSU's AcaBelles won first place, and Re-
verb from FSU won first runner-up.
The Sedoctaves, who perfomed in hot
pink stilettos and matching belts, hosted
the event and were named second runner-
up.
EMILY FUGGETTA


Matt Tripp/ Alligator
The Sedoctaves, one of UF's all-female a cappella groups, performs at the International
Championship of A Cappella 2009 Tournament at the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Cen-
ter on Saturday night.


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Kellerman set up toll-free hotline to help migrants


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Odd meats


served at


Beast Feast

* ABOUT 750 PEOPLE ATTENDED.

Iguana: It's what's for dinner.
Iguana was one entree choice for about
750 attendees of the UF student chapter
of the Wildlife Society's 26th annual Beast
Feast Saturday night.
The feast, which was held at UF's horse
training facility, served a variety of strange
meats beginning at 5 p.m., including bobcat,
octopus, rattlesnake, python, water buffalo,
alligator, hog, elk and red deer.
The meat was donated by game farms
and individual hunters, said Ashley Wil-
liams, president of UF's Wildlife Society.
The Florida Museum of Natural History
provided the python.
As the only student chapter in Florida,
the society provides certifications, per-
forms road cleanups and offers education
programs at elementary schools, said Elise
Brumer, the society's vice president.
Williams said about 750 tickets were
sold and that the event cost between $3,000
and $4,000.
RACHAEL PINO


personification of the folk music dream.
Ed recalled his days in New York,
when the folk movement was coming
into light more than 40 years ago.
On one outstanding night in Green-
wich Village, there was Bob Dylan play-
ing over at the Troubadour and Joni
Mitchell singing over at Caf6 Noir -
they were all young; they were all ideal-
istic. They all joined hands and worked
on what they dreamed as a universal
community.
This community, he said, is the phi-
losophy behind a grassroots production
such as Hope Fest. And after years of
benefit shows by punk rockers Against
Me! and other friends, the foundation
stays afloat with more than $750,000 giv-
en as aid to migrant families for medical
and general expenses.
"Every time we run out of money, we
never despair," he said. "Something al-
ways happens."

The Struggle
Eventually every migrant worker
makes his or her way out, Ed said.
Take 76-year-old Willie Green, a for-
mer Ocala migrant farmer turned blues
guitarist who will play a set on Saturday
afternoon.
But Green's story came with the ter-
ritory.


In the '40s, the city of Archer was
filled with black farmers, Ed said. The
'70s brought a large Hispanic farming
population from Mexico and other coun-
tries. Since then, migrant workers strug-
gle to find work, pay their bills and feed
their children.

"Every time we run out of
money, we never despair.
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Ed Kellerman
UF Professor

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man, 53, who began the Harvest of Hope
Foundation as a toll-free hotline for mi-
grants to call for financial help in 1995.
That year, their grandmother, Helen
Zand, a long-time advocate for the poor,
passed away. They took $60,000 worth of
the inheritance and started the founda-
tion.
They say they give a hand, and not a
handout, Ed said.
"They have to prove that they can
help themselves and that they've ex-
plored other avenues," Ed said.
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Editorial

Joe President

Obama proves he can

hang like the rest of us

rom commander-in-chief to leader of the free world,
you can add another moniker to President Barack
Obama's growing list of titles regular guy.
Attending Friday's basketball game between the Chicago
Bulls and the Washington Wizards, Obama shed his Burberry
suit in favor of a more relaxed collarless shirt as he sat court-
side with a friend. Not only did Obama spend his evening
free from thoughts about the federal budget and economic
crisis, he also purchased a beer (with his own money) and
enjoyed making small talk with a young fan seated nearby.
Nothing like the most powerful man in America channel-
ing his inner everyman.
Even though Obama is widely regarded as an avid Bulls
fan, Wizards small forward Caron Butler made sure that the
game did not start before the president arrived in his seat -
if only to catch a glimpse of the man as he walked in. Butler
even went as far as to encourage the refs to allow the teams
to spend extra time warming up and lightheartedly asking
them if they wanted to play tic-tac-toe.
The ploy worked, as Butler was able to witness the en-
trance of his hero and direct fist bumps toward Obama after
each shot he made over the course of the game.
The Editorial Board can't help but crack a smile knowing
that our president is someone we would actually enjoy hang-
ing out with in our rare moments of free time. We think it is
awesome that Obama can take a few hours out of his busy
week to kick back and relax just like the rest of us.
Maybe next time the Wizards can work him into the half-
time entertainment imagine Obama launching a half-court
shot to win one lucky fan a new car.


Keeping it Clean


Steering clear of Los An-
geles County might be
in the best interests of
sailors and truck drivers ev-
erywhere at least for the
first week of March.
A campaign by 15-year-
old McKay Hatch has led to
an upcoming proclamation
from the Los Angeles County
Board of Supervisors desig-
nating the first week of March
as "No Cussing Week." While
spewing expletives won't re-
sult in a ticket or even a slap
on the wrist, Hatch hopes to
raise awareness and encour-
age people to be more con-
scious of their word choices.
At least Hatch didn't
take a page from a school in
Canada where students faced
suspension for being repeat
cussing offenders.
Hatch's efforts to curb
cursing are not limited to one
week of the year as he formed
the "No Cussing Club,"
which features a Web site,


bright orange T-shirts and its
very own theme song.
Available on YouTube,
the music video for the song
depicts Hatch and his en-
tourage roaming the streets
of Pasadena as they chide
people for their inappropri-
ate language.
The reverberating mes-
sage? "If you wanna hang
with us, I don't wanna hear
ya cuss."
The Editorial Board ap-
plauds Hatch for his dedi-
cation to cleaning up the
mouths of both children and
adults alike across South-
ern California. His ideology
is not about forcing people
to stop swearing, but rather
hoping that increased civil-
ity while communicating can
help solve bigger problems.
Everyone from professors
to students can afford to heed
Hatch's message to create a
community at UF where pro-
fanity is less commonplace.


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Column

GOP redemption may lie in education


Despite nearly being dead, the GOP can still put on
a great show.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once hailed as the
next Barack Obama for the GOP, resurfaced last Tuesday
berating President Obama's address to Congress. Jindal's
rebuttal speech came after the first tonally gratifying Presi-
dential address to Congress in eight years, and it fell hum-
bly flat. The Louisiana governor never had a chance with a
speech he delivered by channeling his inner Mr. Rogers.
Not only was the rebuttal condescending, but it was
also lacking in reason and logic; instead reverting back to
the tenants of conservative principles, unoriginally derid-
ing "tax and spend" Democrats.
And that moment, when Jindal referred back to prin-
ciple instead of reality, is when the modern Republican
Party died.
Undeniably, there are a few remnants of the once
Grand Old Party. Republicans like California Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who have
accepted the stimulus bill money for their states, are exam-
ples of moderate Republicans, who instead of being hailed
as the saviors of the party, are dismissed as cop-outs to the
holy canon of conservatism. Last week, Gov. Jindal took
to the Sunday talk show circuit, pledging not to take the
money the stimulus bill had already set aside for his state.
Later, the American public found out Jindal would re-
ject a whole two percent of the stimulus money. Oh boy!
Again, Jindal exemplified why America is tired of the
Republican Party: Another Mr. Rogers character preaching
moral values only to be caught with his pants down in the
proverbial Minnesota bathroom stall.
This country needs a two-party system, but with the
GOP effectively dead, our government is split between


a faction of ideologues and a
majority of pragmatists. Repub-
licans desperately need to re-
invent themselves, not just for
their sake, but for our democ-
racy's sake.
Conveniently enough, I have
Matthew Christ a plan for their political redemp-
letters@alligator.org tion: refocus on education.
For far too long, Republicans
have constantly stressed the importance of a sound educa-
tion system, but they have only gone as far as initiating
vague educational mandates without providing adequate
funding to school districts. Instead of trying to fix our state
deficit by cutting education, increase the tax on cigarettes
and tobacco products that will ultimately lessen the bur-
den on our health care system. Instead of forcing school
districts to lay off thousands of teachers and personnel,
damaging the quality of education Florida's students re-
ceive, create revenue by taxing alcohol. Instead of cutting
the funding for higher education, damaging the caliber
of future Floridian workers, simply cut other areas of the
budget.
College students across the state of Florida understand
that increased access to quality higher education will ulti-
mately curb our economic woes, and they will be rallying
in Tallahassee on March 4 to demand the attention of the
State Legislature. I'd suggest that our Republican lawmak-
ers listen.
It may not be the principled conservative decision, but
it will be the smart one.
Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His column
appears on Mondays.


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Guest column

Ivy League should allow military to provide ROTC on campus


Would former President George W.
Bush or former Vice President
Dick Cheney have committed the
United States to invading Iraq if either of
them had done substantial tours of duty in
the military?
More than likely not.
With this being the case, one would won-
der how it is that the majority of Ivy League
universities in the U.S. continue to ban Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) pro-
grams on their campuses. Since the Vietnam
War, many Ivy League institutions have
closed their doors to ROTC programs in re-
sponse to the unpopularity of combat during
that time period.
While the Vietnam War has been over for
decades, many of Ivy League institutions still
have not restored their ROTC programs.
There are reasons for this, some openly


stated, some not.
One of those reasons is opposition to the
"don't ask, don't tell" policy currently in
place within the military services. While on
the surface this would seem like a justified
reason, it is not.
The problem with this reasoning is that
the military has no say in policies like "don't
ask, don't tell."
It was our elected officials who imposed
that policy, and only those officials can repeal
it. Punishing the military for something it has
no control over is wrong and unfair.
Some would also defend the policy by
claiming that letting ROTC come back to
those universities would "militarize" the
student bodies of those campuses. This argu-
ment holds little weight.
UF currently has all of the major branch-
es of the military represented on campus


Edgar Rodriguez
Speaking Out


though ROTC
programs, yet
few individu-
als would char-
acterize the UF


student body as militant.
Instead of making campuses militant, Ivy
League universities having ROTC programs
would ensure that the men and women that
one day will lead our nation have a deep un-
derstanding of the sacrifices the military re-
quires, which would make them think twice
before unnecessarily putting troops in harm's
way or committing foolish military actions.
During my time in the military, two of
the most outstanding officers that I knew
were graduates of the Ivy League. One was
from Brown University, and the other from
Columbia University.
How many great leaders from these uni-


versities has the military missed out on?
During last year's campaign, President
Barack Obama surprised many during a
speech held at his alma mater of Columbia by
criticizing Ivy League universities for not al-
lowing ROTC programs.
Obama's statements, however, should not
have surprised anyone. As a former commu-
nity organizer, he clearly understands the im-
portance of serving other people.
Thankfully, pressure from the new admin-
istration is helping bring about changes.
Schools such as Harvard University and
Yale University are currently considering in-
viting ROTC back a step in the right direc-
tion.
Hopefully, this will continue and result
in bringing ROTC back to all the Ivy League
universities in U.S.
Edgar Rodriguez is a political science junior.


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EDUCATION, from page 1

dents that teach as a part of their
curriculum.
"I am appalled by the empty
promises when it comes to edu-
cation," Davis said at the rally.
"They don't understand that high
quality public schools are essential
to the quality of this state."
Davis, president of the student
chapter of the Florida Education
Association at UF, said in order for
those who care about public edu-
cation to get what they want from
the government, they have to take
a stand.
Davis interns in a third grade
class at Joseph Williams Elemen-
tary School in Gainesville.
She said that because of poor
funding, Joseph Williams stu-
dents have art class one semester
per year because they share an art
teacher with a local elementary
school.
Although teachers are fighting
for better pay and planning peri-
ods, Davis said it is for the good of
the students.
"It is all part of the quality edu-
cation; they deserve to grow up
and be successful," she said.
President of the UF FEA Sarah
McGarrah, an elementary educa-
tion senior, said Florida public
schools aren't the only ones that
are hurting from budget cuts.
UF is tossing around the idea
of cutting the undergraduate pro-
grams of education and nursing,
she said.
"Cuts are coming at us from
any angle," Davis said. "Cuts in
education do not heal, and shame
on anyone who doesn't under-
stand that."


Six arrests made during drunken driving saturation detail


DUI, from page 1


Rodgers said he is the "go-to guy" for
DUIs.
On average, UPD makes two DUI arrests
per night, he said.
UPD usually patrols the streets around UF
like Archer, Southwest 13th Street and West
University Avenue.
"We like to stop them before they get on
campus," Rodgers said.
To spot a DUI, Rodgers said he looks for


"There's too many bad people out
there to get the good people."
Gene Rodgers
University Police Department Officer

any kind of traffic violation like going through
red lights, weaving or having headlights off.
Rodgers said that a DUI could potentially
ruin anyone's life short term.
Not only does it cost about $10,000 for a
lawyer, Rodgers said, but the judge can also


implement a curfew.
Other consequences may include losing
jobs, driver's licenses.
He said he doesn't feel bad about doing his
job, but he does empathize with people who
get in trouble.
One good thing about being a police officer,
Rodgers said, is that he can make his own deci-
sions about when to be hard on someone and
when to let someone go.
"There's too many bad people out there to
get the good people," he said.


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10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


No deposit, No move-in fees!!!
Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's
<1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym
FREE tanning/FREE cable
*Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777
These apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-2


** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-11-171-2

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UF
3 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2-5 BEDROOM AVAIL FALL
AS LOW AS $450/person
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2




THE LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Shotime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-22-08-72-2

2 & 3 Br's available now
Behind Butler Plaza
Close to UF, Pet friendly
Move in today & get 1 Month Free Rent *
373-1111 www.SpanishTrace.org
4-22-09-72-2


COBBLESTONE
Luxury Townhomes
Private Dog Park! Free Cable
Gated, Garages, Gorgeous!
Immediate Move-in Specials!
(352)377-2801
4-22-72-2

$400 Target Gift Card? Free School Books?
No Pet Rent? Sound good?
It's 1st come 1st serve at Bivens Cove!
These great specials & more avail for fall!!
Come by today & view our 1s. 2s, 3s, & 4s!!!
www.bivenscove.com 352-376-2507
4-22-08-72-2


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!
One Month FREE & $0 Move In Fees
1/1-from $649*2/2-from $759*3/2-from $899
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-72-2

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. 352-538-
2181. 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


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PO LOS
of Gainesville
Three Pools! Three Bus Routes!
Two Jacuzzis! Business Center!
Billards Room! Fitness Center w/ Free
weights! Sand Volleyball!
Tennis Courts! Basketball Courts!
Close to UF, Shands, 1-75, & Shopping!
1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms for NOW & Fall!!!
GREAT SPECIALS!!!
1/1-$754 2/2-$440/person 3/3-$350/person
Washer/Dryer in ALL UNITS!
2330 SW Williston Rd.
www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656
4-22-72-2

Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable
1's from $550 2's from $375/person
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
4-22-08-72-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
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

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

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 3-3-09-
70-2
WALK TO UF AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
1 BR/$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

Affordable, Spacious, Great Value!
Leasing for Fall 1s, 2s, 3s, & 4s
Prices from $305 $629/bedroom
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
Select units are townhomes, include w/d
Pet friendly, Pool, Tennis/Bball Courts
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

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


*1 Bdrm- 1BA w/ Loft*
4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking,
Pet Friendly, $850/mo
352-375-8256
4-22-68-2


*2/1 Apt, 1000 SF*
8 Blocks to UF. 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 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


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


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


** 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

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 Itsaol2@hotmail.com 3-3-
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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


*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D
in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
vinyeung@ufl.edu 3-17-09-26-2

Why Pay More??
2/2- $819; 3/2- $959
W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning
(352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com
4-22-09-56-2


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

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

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

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

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


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Due to Spring Break, the Alligator will have the following
advanced deadlines:

Deadline for Monday, March 16 paper:
THURSDAY, March 5, by 4 pm

Deadline for Tuesday, March 17 paper:
FRIDAY, March 6, by 4 pm

Theses deadlines apply to both Display and Classified advertising, as well as all
customers wishing to renew their classified ads March 17 or March 18.


Classifieds

373-FIND


Display

376-4482


$400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some
utils incl. 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 3-3-09-10-2

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

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

Near UF 4BR/2BA house
wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C
3514 NW 7th Place. 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

Very Nice Townhouse
3/3 in Rockwood Villas
Only $375/room or $1125/month
Large BRs & large closets Quiet area.
Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997
3-11-14-2

Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space
2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-378-
9220 or mobile 213-3901 3-5-09-10-2

3BD/3BA LUXURY CONDO, 2 YRS OLD
Campus View North Steps from campus &
sorority row. All appliances, W/D, tile floors,
alarm system, 1st floor, patio/porch, dogs ok
w/dep. Avail. Aug 1, $1800 407-694-0692
4-3-30-2

HURRY HORSE PROPERTY!
Cabin, 20 acres, 7 miles south of Newberry.
Paddocks, Riding trails. $575 + $100 per
horse, u-feed. Dogs welcome 330-329-8834,
writer777@att.,net 3-20-15-2

Luxury Living 3 Blocks from UF!
Brand New, All-Inclusive
Studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs
Call (352) 240-6961 CMC LLLP
Lic. Real Estate Broker 3-6-10-2

We have REAL 1/1s
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
3-27-19-2


4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY
Available 3/1/09. Corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft
for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd
PI. Call 352-214-1956 3-16-09-10-2

3bd/2ba, N.W. very clean, walk/ bike to law
school, w/d, fenced b.y., bonus room, central
H/AC, ceiling fans, entertainment center, lots
of closets. Sale or year lease. No section 8/
realtors. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

Room and board in a very clean 3br/2ba,
central H/AC ceiling fans, w/d. N.W. walk /
bike to law school, $590. Bring roommmates
pay $395 per room (just rent) plus $295 for
bonus room. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2

1BR/1 BA $495/mo 3 blocks to UF. Apt in vin-
tage house. 112 NW 9th St.
2BR/1 BA house $575/mo. Fenced. 2016 NW
35th Ave 514-6281 3-16-09-10-2

Close to UF 2BR/1BA duplex hdwd, yard,
W/D, pets ok $835/mo 1010 NW 3 Ave
2BR/1BA home. Parking, W/D, yard, pet
ok Water incl $1075/mo 618 NW 14 Ave
1.5BR/1BA yard W/D hk-up Pet ok $635/mo
608 NW 24 Ave Avail 8/1/09 561-350-1552
3-16-09-10-2

One Block to UF, 2/2.5 bath townhouse.
Wood floors, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
parking, avail 8/1. 1017 SW 1st Avenue, Call
514-4915 or visit www.forrentgainesville.com
3-3-09-5-2

2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo. 1 car attached
garage & screened lanai. Vaulted ceiling
with fireplace. Very private & quiet with pool.
Less than 5 miles to UF and SFCC. $1,000
month. Perfect for Prof. Call 352-514-4805
3-16-8-2

POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW!
Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice
area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1400/
mo now then $1750/mo in fall. Pool svc ex-
tra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-3-09-3-2

NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, additional storage,
washer & dryer. $980/mo. Irene Larsson
Mgmt Service. 352-373-2605 3-19-10-2

$475/mo renovated Victorian 1BR/1BA
@ 108 SE 7 St. claw-foot tub, wd floors, high
ceilings w/fans, Ig windows, fire places. Rent
includes water, sewer. NO PETS. March 1.
First+Last+Sec. (352) 317-8282 3-5-5-2

First months rent free or $300 cash! 1/1
available today! $650/mo, lease sign-over,
lease runs until July 09. 2 miles from Reitz
union bus route 9,35,36 run past the com-
plex. Complex is off SW 23rd Terrace. Call
973-534-3788 or email me at Ireiden@hot-
mail.com if interested! 3-6-09-5-2

FIRST TWO MONTHS FREE. 4 bdrm/4ba.
Available NOW and/or August 1, 2009 to
July 30, 2010. Living Room/Dining Room
Furnished. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED.
(Electricity, Cable, High Speed Internet,
Water& Sewer) Unit located on ground level.
Newest Building at Countryside. Screened
porch, washer, dryer,dishwasher, new car-
pet, paint and tile. On bus route. Plenty of
Parking. Pool and Basketball court. NO
PETS. Locked gate to buildings. $475/mo.
E-mail at moekash@bellsouth.net for more
info.or call 904 571-0860 3-6-09-5-2


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Gainesville Place Apartments 1 BR in 4BR
Apartment, Washer/Dryer, water, electric,
HBO, high speed internet included. $539 obo
Jason 941-716-2150 3-2-09-5-3

1/1 sublet in a 2/2, $400/mo, W/D in unit,
cable-int-utilities-elec included, 10 min walk
to campus, available May 1, call 561-310-
3783 3-4-5-3

1BD/1BA Less than a block to campus near
13th and Univ Ave. $555/month May 1- July
31st email Stacy at sls22@ufl.edu 3-4-09-
5-3

1 BLK ACROSS FROM UF/Library West!
$410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking
Glass Apts. Great location, price great-
ly reduced! Can lease through August.
561.261.2249 3-6-6-

Windsor Hall Luxury Large Double Dorm
Summer Sublease w/ opt. reserved parking.
Only $499, walk to campus, HUGE room w/
bathroom & kitchenette. Pool, fitness center,
W/D on-site! Live Luxuriously! 321-368-1271
3-6-09-5-3


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.
3-20-09-50-4


-:: 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
$450/MONTH per room 561-756-5368 3-3-
15-4

1BR/1BA avail March 1st in 2BR/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo +
utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@hot-
mail.com or 305-332-6566 3-2-09-22-4

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

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

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

Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old
Archer. Available immediately, flexible du-
ration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-932-
1189. 3-20-20-4

Looking for male college student (preferred)
to share 4BR/4BA condo with same. Own
bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes
utilities $350/mo (available immediately) 863-
634-1893 3-16-09-10-4

Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA
house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv,
ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space
pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees,
wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive,
near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297
3-16-10-4







14, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


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 3-17-
09-10-4

1BR in a 3/2 on gorgeous Millhopper Rd.
$475/Mo.incl util. Non smoker. Pvt. Pool,
W/D, internet. 352-870-2045. 3-3-5-4

SUMMER09.ROOM AVAILABLE IN A 2/2
FURNISHED APT @ WINDSOR PARK.$500
ALL INCLUSIVE.3 BUS ROUTES,10 MIN
FROM UF,GREAT AMENITIES.CALL/TEXT
ANGIE 786-239-2740 3-3-5-4

$350-House by UF 2 students looking
for roomate in Aug '09. NW 7th pl.w/d,fire
pit,huge yard, big screened porch,new
appl,fireplace. Email:c123@ufl.edu 3-6-09-
7-4

$490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA town-
house, new construction, near UF, direct bus
line to UF, incl all utils, cable TV, Wireless
Internet, pool, exercise room, professional/
grad students only. Call 904-608-7609 3-4-
09-5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! 4BR/4BA
Clean & Quiet condo at University Terrace
West.$450 rent includes: Cable, HS Internet,
and ALL utilities Fully furnished. MUST SEE!
Call Dory @ (954)816-1468. 3-5-5-4

2 ROOMS /w shared bath avail Aug 09 July
10. At 34th & University Ave in a 4/3 house
with 2 males. Rent $315/mo/each + utils. Call
352-328-4805 or Larson87@ufl.edu. non-
smoking. 3-4-4-4

Master BR w/ new carpet & ceiling fan in
4BR/3BA house off NW 16th Ave on bus
route. DW, W/D, Cox cable & network in-
ternet. No cats or dogs. $375/mo. Call 328-
4995 3-5-5-4

FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! $450/Month
FULLY FURNISHED rooms available in 4
BEDROOM 2 BATH condo units. All utilities
included with wireless internet and free cable!
Contact EDDIE at 305-712-3608 3-26-14-4


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

DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME completely
remodeled. 2 miles to UF in Oak Park Village,
4000 SW Archer Rd Lot H21. Very nice! New
carpet, wood floors, metal roof. Perfect for
sutdents. $8500. 352-256-0999 3-5-09-9-5


COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO
1.5 mi to UF on bus route. 1st floor, W/D, se-
curity gate, pool. Fully rented unitil July 31st.
Rent 3 rooms and you live for free. $181,900.
386-672-6969 3-24-09-15-5


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


14" Slip-On Florida Gator Bar Stool Covers,
$24. buy Now! 727-530-7300; www.
CoolBarStools-Covers.com 3-18-09-10-6


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







CO0mPUTERS
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


FREE DTV Converter Box
Box has a $40 Value
free w/ $40 NTIA Coupon
free shipping
goto: dtv2009.gov for 2-Coupons
www.FREETVSIGNAL.com
3-6-5-8


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





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


Schwinn Graduate moped,silver 2006,970
miles, runs great,1.9 hp one owner great gas
mileage must see. asking $1200.00. Call and
leave a msg 352-337-6606. 3-3-5-11


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

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


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


CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys 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 SALES*OOSO
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


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 3-16-09-74-13


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


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


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


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
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


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


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







MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


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

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

STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
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

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

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

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

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

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


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





frozen yogurt

Now Hiring reliable, outgoing PT employee
pref with food service exp. Daytime avail
req. Text 850-758-8154 to set up interview.
3-19-15-14

Mother's helper 2:30-6 weekdays.
Child care(10&12 y/o),errands, etc.
Need references and good car.
Reply housekeeper9@gmail.com
3-2-09-7-14

DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR
GatorDominos.com/jobs
3-22-40-14

PT EVENTS & MARKETING
Gator Dominos. Contact 284-3733
4-22-40-14

NANNY NEEDED
for M,T,TH 6am to4;3 kids/$12/hr; must have
newborn exp; must commit for lyr+ email re-
sume, pix, photo to Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@
nanoneone.com 3-16-09-10-14

MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE NEEDS PT
OR FT MEDICAL ASSISTANT Email or fax
resume to spohani@hotmail.com. Fax 352-
472-5761 3-2-09-5-14

RNs. experienced LPNs. CNAs Needed im-
mediately to work in Gainesville and Starke.
Great pay; flexibility. Call 325-284-2336, Fax
resume: 352-373-2254 3-17-10-14

HOUSEKEEPING CLEANING JOBS
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am 5pm. $7.25/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for
more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14

Zaxby's is now accepting applications for our
new location. Looking for energetic, friendly,
team players. We offer flexible scheduling,
comptetitive pay, benefits and opportunities
for advancement. Stop and fill out an ap-
plication. Located at the corner of Main and
10th Ave. 3-4-09-5-14

ASSISTANT MANAGER
Solutions Bridal
Salary + Commission
Management/Sales
Experience Preferred
Fax Resume to:
352-374-7293
3-6-7-14

BRIDAL CONSULTANT
Solutions Bridal
30-35 hours
Hourly + Commission
Fax Resume to:
352-374-7293
3-6-7-14

Clinical Research Coordinator needed
for busy clinical research site. Must be ex-
perienced in Phase -IIll trials. LPN or RN
prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to
352.333.3936 3-11-09-10-14

IT/Programming Internship. Local invest-
ment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT
with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers,
and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per
hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax
resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14

Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT. Call
377-2290 or 373-1481 3-25-09-15-14


BIG BURGER
Experienced Cooks all shifts. $8-10/hr to
start. Apply 21 W. University Ave 2-4pm.
3-4-09-5-14

Amelia's is currently hiring experienced
fine dining servers. Please submit resume
to chefandy@ameliasgainesville.com No
phone calls please! www.ameliasgainesville.
com 3-3-09-3-14


Homework coach for very bright but unorga-
nized 9th grade girl. Needs help in Algebra
as well. Days / hours flexible. 9.00 Hr Send
to gfbennis@cox.net 3-3-09-3-14

GENERAL HELP WANTED
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Starting $8/hr. No exp
req'd. Apply in person 1031 NW 6th St. Ste
A-3. 352-379-2812 3-5-5-14

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


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Tennessee defeats UF for seventh time in eight tries


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

With the Gators down just 5
points and 16 seconds still left on
the clock, fans began to file out of
the O'Connell Center.
At that point, they must have
known what was coming.
Volunteers forward Tyler Smith
scored 19 points Sunday and Ten-
nessee (18-10, 9-5 Southeastern Con-
ference) beat UF (21-8, 8-6 SEC) 79-
75.
It was the Volunteers' fifth
straight win against the Gators and
their seventh in the last eight con-
tests.
With the loss, UF's 17-game home
winning streak came to an end.
It was the team's first home loss
this year.
"I can't say they just have our
number because there are always
different players in the game, but we
just have a hard time (with them),"
said guard Erving Walker, who fin-
ished with 16 points.
Tennessee came into the game
as the conference's second-worst
3-point shooting team.
They knocked down 10 against
UF, with seven coming in the first


half.
The Volunteers made 12 during
their win against the Gators earlier
this year in Knoxville.
Tennessee has shot 32 percent
from downtown this season against
the rest of the SEC but has man-
aged to average 48 percent in its two
meetings with UF.
"We have a hard time guarding
them on the perimeter," UF coach
Billy Donovan said.
"Their speed and athleticism,
without question,
causes us prob-
lems."
Tennessee shot
Men's 78 percent from
Basketball long range and
66 percent from
the field in a first half that saw the
Volunteers lead by as many as 15
points.
Smith hit a leaning 3-pointer at
the buzzer, and Tennessee took a 45-
33 lead into halftime.
Meanwhile, the Gators struggled,
shooting 39 percent from the field in
the first half.
"When you get down that much,
it's hard to come back," forward
Chandler Parsons said. "We fought,

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


UF guard Erving Walker goes airborne during the Gators' 79-75 loss to Tennessee in the O'Connell
Center on Sunday afternoon.


UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators lose on road again


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

UF's road woes continue.
The No. 17 Gators (23-6, 9-5 South-
eastern Conference) failed to overcome
Georgia (17-12, 7-7 SEC) on Sunday, al-
lowing the Bulldogs to shoot 52 percent
and falling 84-75 in Athens, Ga.
The defeat was the fourth in the last
five games for UF and the third straight
away from home.
Despite the loss, the Gators had al-
ready secured a first-round bye in the
SEC tournament after LSU defeated Ten-
nessee on Thursday.
UF will be the No. 4 seed and will
play Friday night against the winner of
the game between No. 5-seed Tennessee
and No. 12-seed Alabama.
Still, based on the Gators' effort
against Georgia, they won't be entering




This week's top UF men's basketball
players, as voted on by the alligator-
Sports staff.
1. Nick Calathes
2. Erving Walker
3. Chandler Parsons


the postseason on a high note.
"The story of the game was not our
shooting," UF coach Amanda Butler
said.
"It was not the shots that we took. It
was the shots that we gave up."
The Gators trailed 45-38 at the break
but came out in the sec-
ond half playing tighter
defense and captured
the lead.
UF stayed in front
until about midway
through the second
half, when Georgia
Butler slowly began to re-
claim the momentum.
Butler had only one explanation for
what happened.
"You can't press at that crazy, neck-
break pace for an entire 20 minutes, no
matter how deep you are," Butler said.
SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 15


SThere were plenty of other UF sports in action this
weekend. For stories on the track and field teams'
work in the SEC Indoor Championships, the men's
golf team's finish in Puerto Rico and some swim-
mers' last chances to make it to the NCAA Champi-
onships, go to our Web site.


Oral commitments meaningless


G ver the past few days, UF received
erbal commitments from Char-
lotte (N.C.) Independence High's
Victor Hampton and Bradenton Southeast
High's Jonathan Dowling, two promising
defensive backs.
They're both fast and highly rated,
and Hampton is even from former Gators
quarterback Chris Leak's alma mater.
The two commitments give UF six for
the 2010 recruiting class, and despite the
fact that most Web sites haven't even re-
leased rankings for most of the players,
people are already speculating that the
Gators will have the nation's best class
next year.
Tackle Ian Silberman, quarterback Trey
Burton and safeties Demar Dorsey and
Matt Elam round out the list, but don't get
too attached to any of those names.
Their commitments are all meaning-
less. Not meaningless in the way that all


non-binding verbal
commitments are,
but on another level.
There are 11
months left before
National Sign-
Mike McCall ing Day, and even
MCal-in'It though these kids
ik I See It think committing
to UF will make the
mmccall@alligator.org to UF will make the
them alone, it won't.
Now, those other coaches vying for
their signatures have a specific target to at-
tack the Gators.
Hampton will surely get an earful about
how Joe Haden, Janoris Jenkins, Jeremy
Brown and others have the cornerback po-
sition on lockdown in The Swamp for the
next few years, and chances are, he'll start
SEE MIKE, PAGE 15


Today's question: How many of UF's current oral
commits for the 2010 football class will actually
come to Gainesville?
Previous question: Will the UF baseball team win
its series against Miami this weekend? (see right for
results)


Percent (Votes)
74% (28)
26% (10)



38 TOTAL VOTES


POL QUSTIO






MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15


UF BASEBALL


Gators drop all three games against Hurricanes


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

Any momentum UF had built
up after a 5-0 start to the season was
swept away by Miami on Sunday
afternoon.
The No. 24 Gators lost to the Hur-
ricanes 16-2 at McKethan Stadium,
their worst defeat since Vanderbilt
thumped them by the same score in
Gainesville on April 2, 2006.
"I really didn't see this one
coming today," UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said. "I thought we
would come out and play well. I'm
not quite sure I remember a game
like this for a long time."
UF (5-3) narrowly lost the first
two games of the series 8-5 and 2-1
on Friday and Saturday, but the
Gators couldn't keep the final con-
test close after falling behind early.
Freshman Nick Maronde made
his second career start, missing his
spots early and often. He left the
game in the fourth inning with two
outs and the bases loaded, surren-
dering 4 runs in the inning.
Miami first baseman Harold
Martinez led off the fourth with a
homer for the first run of the game.
Six runs, three hits, three walks, a hit
batter and an error later, freshman
Justin Poovey finally recorded the
third out for the Gators.
"We were ready to go from the
get-go, and once they jumped out to
a lead, we just rolled over," UF se-


nior Brandon McArthur said.
O'Sullivan used five pitchers,
and only one of them, Jeff Barfield,
who pitched the ninth, was able to
keep Miami from scoring a run.
The Hurricanes (6-1) put at least
1 run on the scoreboard in five dif-
ferent innings.
"When the wheels fell off in the
fourth, they fell off for everybody,"
O'Sullivan said. "We just didn't get
anything out of the pen today."
The offense wasn't exactly on
fire, either.
Miami starter Iden Nazario held
UF in check over his five innings of
work, striking out seven while al-
lowing just 2 runs on two hits.
"He threw everything over the
plate early and challenged guys,"
Miami coach Jim Morris said. "He
established himself in his second
start as a pitcher, and those types of
starts will keep him in the rotation."
The Gators struggled at the plate
all weekend and wasted a solid
Saturday start from freshman Alex
Panteliodis. The Hurricanes held
them to just 1 run Saturday, though
UF recorded nine hits.
O'Sullivan said his team failed
to put good swings on the ball in
hitter's counts, chased pitches that
were out of the zone and rolled over
sinkers from the Miami pitchers.
The second-year coach has used
a different lineup in each of UF's
games thus far and plans to keep
moving players around until he
finds a productive order.


GATOR BASEBALL


UF catcher Ben McMahan leans against the dugout railing after the final batter was struck out in the
Gators' 2-1 loss to Miami on Saturday in McKethan Stadium. Miami swept UF 3-0 in the series.


The weekend's frustration finally
boiled over in the seventh inning
Sunday when right fielder Riley
Cooper slid into second base to try
to break up a double play.
The umpire signaled Cooper out


and ruled that he interfered with
Miami second baseman Scott Law-
son. The batter was then also ruled
out, and Cooper was ejected.
Cooper exchanged shoves with
Lawson and Miami left fielder Jona-


than Weislow before UF's bench
cleared and cooler heads prevailed.
"It was just the heat of the mo-
ment," Lawson said. "He slid kind
of late, and his momentum carried
him past the bag. No big deal."


Team's late rally against Vols falls short


HOOPS, from page 14

but when you get down like that, it hurts."
The Gators chipped away at the Volunteers' lead
in the second half, almost closing the gap.
Back-to-back threes from Dan Werner and Walk-
er and two foul shots by Nick Calathes (20 points)
cut the lead to 3 with 1:30 to play.
But again, the Gators failed to finish late in a
close game.
Five UF fouls in the last 2:04 gave Tennessee
enough free throws to hold on for the win.
"They have to understand what kind of plays
that really affect the outcome of a game," Donovan
said.
"They have to understand that their margin for


error is not very good."
With just two games left in SEC play, the Gators
are once again scrambling for their NCAA Tourna-
ment lives.
"Each game that goes by is more important. We
don't have many left," Werner said. "We didn't fig-
ure it out last year, so honestly I don't know (if we
will)."
With games against Mississippi State and Ken-
tucky still on the schedule, UF will likely have to
win out to safely land a spot in this year's field of
65.
"Last year, we weren't even in the ballpark of be-
ing a good team. But we're right there now. We're
just missing a few things," Werner said.
"If we can figure them out, it can be a successful
year still."


Butler: UF must improve defense, rebounding


GEORGIA, from page 14

"So when there was a little bit of a
lull, they took advantage of it. We
got a little bit too tired to trap and
pressure the ball on every single
possession like we started the
ballgame."
The Bulldogs put the Gators
away with a 3-pointer with three
minutes remaining, pushing their
lead from 4 to 7.
UF was never able to recover.
"We just let them score at
will," Butler said. "We let them
score how they wanted to score.
We let them have the shots that
they wanted, and you've got to


give them credit, they didn't miss
them.
"It was ridiculous," she added.


Women's
Basketball

not how they've
this year."


"Nothing
against Geor-
gia, but that's
not their thing
to score a
bunch of points
on you. That's
won ballgames


Forward Marshae Dotson tried
to carry the Gators down the
stretch, scoring 22 points, but it
wasn't enough.
Sha Brooks struggled to com-
plement Dotson's effort. The se-


nior guard was held to just 13
points and had six turnovers.
Georgia forward Porsha Phil-
lips added 20 points of her own on
the low block, and Bulldogs guard
Ashley Houts posted 14.
Butler said her team has to play
better defense to win in the post-
season.
"Every game is an away game
now, and although it's at a neutral
site, you're not going to be on your
home floor," Butler said. "And
the one thing that you're going
to have to rely on is your defense
and then also your rebounding."
A radio broadcast contributed to
this report.


M IKE, from page 14

to listen eventually.
I don't blame these kids
for committing. UF is an ex-
cellent place to play right
now, and if the coaches are
offering scholarships, they
should take them. But verbal
commitments, especially this
early, are made to be broken.
Recruiting is too often
looked at from the schools'
perspectives. It's about filling
needs and strengthening next
year's team, but it's also about
high school kids finding the
place that's best for them, and
that process takes time.
Hampton told The
Gainesville Sun he has never
visited UF.
He said he'll check it out
sometime this month, and he
doesn't plan on visiting any
other schools.
Also, an Independence
coach told The Sun that
Hampton's recruiting process
only took two weeks.
Sure, if I were a big time
recruit, the Gators would
be near the top of my list no
matter how far away I lived,
but I'd at least have a list and
work my way through it.
By not visiting other schools,
Hampton is doing himself a
huge disservice, and Urban


Meyer should discourage
him from following his cur-
rent plan.
If Hampton doesn't do any
looking around and he makes
an uneducated decision, that
could come back to bite him
when he gets to Gainesville.
It's much better to find out
where he fits best during the
recruiting process, because if
he doesn't discover that until
he gets to UF, there could be
trouble.
No one wins if he's upset
or transfers.
Of the five players who
committed before June 1 in
the recruiting classes from
2005-2007, only two (Aaron
Hernandez and Chris Rain-
ey) are still in Gainesville. The
other three transferred.
There are lots of rea-
sons why players trans-
fer, but it certainly doesn't
help to enter the recruiting
process with your mind
made up, like Hampton is.
And with all six of the current
commits, how can Gators fans
really feel good about them?
Look at this past year,
when UF lost Greg Reid
(committed to UF in February
2008) to FSU and Nu'Keese
Richardson (committed May
2008) to Tennessee.
The way I see it, the Gators
just have something to lose
now.






16, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009


UF SOFTBALL

Waleszonia injures leg


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

It was a weekend full of wins for UF,
but the Gators also suffered one very costly
loss.
Senior Kim Waleszonia suffered an in-
jury to her left leg in the first inning of the
Gators' 7-3 win against Texas Tech on Sat-
urday night. The center fielder dropped a
bunt and sped toward first base, but when
she was tagged, she flew through the air and
landed in obvious pain.
She remained on the ground for several
minutes amid silence from the crowd, only
to be carried off by her coaches.
Waleszonia was on crutches in the dug-
out during the Gators' doubleheader Sun-
day, but UF coach Tim Walton said he did
not know the extent of the injury yet.
"We're going to miss her enthusiasm on
the field, but I'm sure she'll make a quick
recovery," right fielder Kelsey Bruder said.
"We're just all working together trying to
keep the morale up."
No. 2 UF (19-2) won all six of its games in
the Cox Invitational held at Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium this weekend. Junior Fran-
cesca Enea celebrated her 21st birthday Sat-
urday with three hits, three RBIs and a home
run that smashed into the scoreboard.
The night before her injury, Waleszonia
broke the career school hits record with an
infield single.
"She gets a hit almost every time I look
up," Walton said Friday. "To have played


such a great schedule in her career and have
that many hits just tells you what kind of a
special player she is."
The game in which Waleszonia broke
the record UF's 10-5 win against Pacific
- also had special meaning for Walton, as
it was the 300th victory of his career. Several
hours later, Walton got win No. 301 in the
Gators' 8-0 victory against South Florida.
Enea and pitcher Stacey Nelson (9-2) led
the Gators to two more wins Saturday a
9-1 beating of Illinois and a 7-3 win against
Texas Tech.
"We're going to miss (Waleszo-
nia's) enthusiasm on the field,
but I'm sure she'll make a quick
recovery."
Kelsey Bruder
UF sophomore right fielder

Enea jumpstarted the Gators' offense,
crushing her sixth home run of the season.
When pitcher Stephanie Brombacher al-
lowed two more Red Raiders to get on base
in the fifth inning, Nelson came in to relieve
the sophomore, and Texas Tech went hitless
for the rest of the game.
Nelson also relieved Brombacher on
Sunday in the Gators' 7-2 win against Il-
linois. Enea and Bruder provided the fire-
power UF needed at the plate again Sunday,
when they combined for four RBIs on four
hits, including Bruder's third home run of
the weekend in the final game of the tourna-
ment, a 9-1 win against South Florida.


Georgia dominates UF


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

The Gators had a good meet. The
Bulldogs had an exceptional one.
UF set a new season-best score. Geor-
gia set season highs on all four appara-
tuses.
Add in a perfect 10 for the Bulldogs
(10-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), and
you have the recipe for No. 1 Georgia's
198.2 to 196.65 win against No. 7 UF in
Athens, Ga., on Saturday.
The Bulldogs' score is the highest for
any school this season.
"I feel like we went out and had a
successful meet," junior Melanie Sinclair
said. "Considering we had to count a
fall, I think we did really, really well to-
night."
As if having Georgia firing on all cyl-
inders wasn't enough, UF (5-3, 3-3 SEC)
again had to battle injuries with senior
Corey Hartung taken out of the floor
exercise and vault lineups because of a
strained muscle in her left calf.
"It was an extremely difficult situa-
tion of being short-handed," UF coach
Rhonda Faehn said. "She's an All-Amer-
ican every time on floor, so yeah, we
know that hurts us."
The Gators started the afternoon
with a 49.275 on uneven bars. They were
down from the first event, as Georgia


notched its first of four season bests on
vault, a 49.425.
The Gators followed with a 48.625 on
vault, forced to count a fall suffered by
Courtney Gladys because the team was
only five deep with Hartung scratched
off the vault lineup.
Faced with Hartung's absence again,
the Gators responded by tying their sea-
son best on floor with
a 49.45, including a 9.8
from Gladys.
Amanda Castillo
returned to the com-
petitive floor lineup
for the first time this
season. Castillo has
Sinclair been hampered by an-
kle bursitis but exhibi-
tioned floor Feb. 20 against Alabama.
"Amanda's getting closer," Faehn
said. "It was obvious tonight that she has
that spark. That's the first step, and then
getting her (routine's level of) difficulty
back."
The loss at Georgia ended UF's SEC
play until the league championships be-
gin on March 21 and also illuminated the
Gators' desperate need to get healthy.
"The key for us is we have to get
athletes healthy," Faehn said. "Or at
least as healthy as they can be for us to
field a lineup. We just gotta get people
healthy."


Gators land fourth defensive back recruit for 2010 class


By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer

Recruiting analysts have said the Gators'
2010 recruiting class would need to have a
heavy dose of defensive backs. UF's coaches
must feel the same way.


Jonathan Dowling, a 6-foot-3, 178-pound
safety out of Southeast High in Bradenton,
orally committed to the Gators on Sunday
while on an unofficial visit. He is the fourth
commit of UF's 2010 class who plays in the
defensive backfield.
Dowling had already narrowed his list
down to UF and Alabama and has taken vis-


its to both schools in the last week.
S "Florida just feels, like,
real family-oriented, and
it just feels like, 'That's my
home,'" he said. "Alabama,
Footba l it just felt like a regular col-
lege."
Dowling spent Sunday with UF safe-


ties coach Chuck Heater and was assured
he would play that position if he chose the
Gators.
Although signing day is almost a year
away, Dowling wanted to end the recruiting
process early.
"I basically get to get back to being a reg-
ular kid because I'm closing the door."


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0the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 102 ISSUE 113 We I nform. You Decide. -0 Ree MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 6,000 rally to oppose state education cuts By KATIE EMMETS Alligator Writer kemmets@a Iligator org ORLANDO -No more cuts. This was the message brought by 6,000 teachers, parents and students who gathered Saturday to raise awareness about education cuts. The Make Our Schools a Priority Rally featured speakers who gave personal testimonies about their experiences with Florida's poorly funded public education system. The rally emphasized the need for those who care State about public educaNews tion to contact local and state politicians and express their opinions. About 35 UF students attended the rally. Mark Pudlow, Florida Education Association spokesman, said FEA realized the budget cuts were taking a toll on public schools last fall. When it comes to education funding, Pudlow said Florida is at the bottom compared to the rest of the country and has the largest class sizes. Kali Davis, a UF graduate student in elementary and special education, was asked by FEA to speak at the rally as the voice of pre-service teachers, college stuSEE EDUCATION, PAGE 8 LOCAL UPD targets midtown DUls By KATIE EMMETS Alligator Writer kemmets@alligator org University Police Department Officer Gene Rodgers saw a man in a lifted black Chevrolet truck swerve, and Rodgers flipped on his lights to reign in the driver. The driver told Rodgers he hadn't been drinking, and he successfully followed a pen with his eyes. The man said he'd swerved because he'd been texting. "[The goal] is to saturate the area so that drivers see the presence of law enforcement and make better decisions." Stacey Ettel UPD Lieutenant The pullover was a part of a saturation detail in which 11 officers, two on bicycles, three on motorcycles and the rest in marked and unmarked cars, patrolled University Avenue primarily scouting for drunken drivers. The night resulted in one DUI arrest. Additionally, UPD made five other kinds of arrests, gave 48 traffic tickets and 58 warnings, UPD Lt. Stacey Ettel said. "The goal of the detail isn't to give out tickets or make arrests," he said. "It is to saturate the area so that drivers see the presence of law enforcement and make better decisions." SEE DUI, PAGE 8 Harvest of Hope Fest to benefit migrant farm workers By DAVID CUMMING Alligator Contributing Writer A half-mile west of the Devil's Millhopper, Ed Kellerman stood in his living room crammed with electric guitars, amplifiers and drums, glued to his TV screen with his son, Dillon, watching replays of his son's basketball game. "They ended up losing to their rival team," Ed said. "But what matters is that they stuck it out until the end." Ed, a UF professor and communications direcLocal tor of the Harvest of News Hope Foundation in Gainesville, moved to his dining room table, which was surrounded by hand-painted Buddhist artwork on all four walls. On the floor, hundreds of Harvest of Hope Fest posters lay strung together, awaiting their destination: stapled to wooden street posts. He opened his laptop displaying a recent set list change for the Hope Fest on March 6-8 at St. Johns Fairgrounds in St. Augustine. Twirling a yellow guitar pick between his fingers, Ed, 56, explained how Hope Fest is a recovery effort, a taking-off point and a SEE HARVEST, PAGE 5 Tree trimmer killed after crane accident, likely electrocuted A Gaston's Tree Service employee was killed Saturday after being electrocuted while working. When the man was dumping mulch with a crane at 21812 N.W. 91st St., the crane accidentally broke a set of power lines, said Alachua County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Carol Davis. Davis said when the man got out of the truck he was electrocuted because he touched the truck and the ground at the same time. The hydraulic fluid from the crane leaked onto the broken power lines and started a fire, Davis said. Officials have not been able to determine if the man's death was a result of the electrocution or the fire, said Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Steve Maynard. -KATIE EMMETS UPD shut down a philanthropic dodgeball tournament Saturday after police arrested underage drinkers nearby. See Story, Page 3. TOday FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 '/TT CROSSWORD 10 Sunny SPORTS 14 58/30 visit www.alligator.org Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff Stepping in Style Members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's Kappa Chi chapter, from American University in Washington, D.C., perform their step dance routine during the 20th Annual Florida Invitational Step Show in the O'Connell Center on Saturday night. See story at Alligator.org. 0 UF guard Erving Walker (right) and the men's basketball team lost its fifth straight game against Tennessee in the O'Connell Center on Sunday, damaging their postseason hopes. See Story, Page 14. e :

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2, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 News Today Hikes won't hurt Prepaid The Prepaid College Board will likely have to shell out billions of dollars more in tuition payments over the next few decades under an agreement made last week. The board, which oversees Florida's prepaid tuition plans, will have to pay between $2 billion and $3billion more to the state's 11 universities over the next 24 years, said Florida Board of Governors spokesman Bill Edmonds. The agreement, passed by the Board of Governors during Thursday's meeting, still needs to be approved by the state Legislature. Under the agreement, the prepaid program will be required to increase its tuition payments between 6 percent and 6.5 percent each year for contracts sold between July 1, 2007, and the date the Legislature approves it. The increases will hold at that level even if tuition is goes up by more than that amount. The increases are being sought to minimize the impact of students who would be exempt under a proposed tuition law that seeks to allow all state universities to raise tuition by 15 percent each year until they reach the national average. Students with prepaid tuition plans would be exempt from the potential tuition hikes, but Thursday's agreement would force the prepaid program to cover a portion of the increased tuition costs for some of those students. The agreement does not affect students and their families, Edmonds said. "This will not cost parents a single dime," he said. It also will not affect the prepaid Lifeguard Training Classes [ii. 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Splitz, an expansion of Skate Station Funworks, opened on Friday, just off Newberry Road. Funworks also offers mini golf, rock climbing, go-carts and other attractions. Plans to add Laser Tag in April are in the works. "We're hoping to make this sorta like a mini-Disney," said Katie Connolly, a manager at Splitz. Connolly said that there are generally two different bowling communities, league and casual. (ubana Il U. r_ THURSDAY SUNNY 76/46 FRIDAY SUNNY 80/48 Care needs to be taken to make sure they both have the best experience possible, Connolly said. Family and casual bowlers can be frustrated by league bowlers, who sometimes show up in groups of 100 and use all of the lanes. League bowlers can have their concentration interrupted by those who aren't taking the game as seriously. To please both sides, Splitz has three different sets of lanes: the traditional style, plus "Boutique" lanes and the "Stockroom." Boutique lanes have lounge couches and feature big screen projectors at the end of the lane, which often show sports or can be changed to the bowler's preference. The Stockroom is a similar but more secluded set of lanes. Prices vary depending on the lane type and increase after 5 p.m. -HUNTER SIZEMORE The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at (352) 376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@ alligator.org. slim4 12o, Ope o 4Vjh/eit Leases starting at $429 -"bn 1601 SW 51st Tern Gainesville, FL 32607 for if www.chgainesville.com 352-335-2000 en-. MONDAY 2/23 -THURSDAY 3/5 SORORITIES & FRATERNITIES FACE OFF AT SPRINt. 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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 3 STUDENT GOVERNMENT SG parties discuss election complaints at meeting By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer The last six complaints filed among parties during the Student Government elections campaign season were discussed in an hourlong Elections Commission meeting on Friday. Frank Bracco, president of the Keg Party, and the Orange and Blue Party each filed three complaints. Bracco filed two complaints against the Progress Party, but only one was voted to be a violation. Elections Commission members fined the Progress Party $1 for failing to label a campaign picture displayed in its Facebook group as a registered political advertisement, a break from the $10 fines the party has received in the past. "They've been fined enough," said Daniel Thompson, a member of the commission. Another complaint claimed the Progress Party misrepresented itself through the use of a campaign poster featuring Lil Wayne and Barack Obama. "We wanted to keep campaigning lighthearted," said Sen. Ben Dictor, the Progress Party's presidential candidate. "The Student "We wanted to keep campaigning lighthearted." Ben Dictor Progress Party candidate Body is smart enough to realize this is a joke." The Orange and Blue Party received its first violation of the election, also filed by Bracco. He said the party displayed two signs in Turlington Plaza, instead of the allotted one, a rule outlined in the 700 codes, a part of SG's constitution that outlines proper campaigning tactics to be followed during elections. The Orange and Blue Party was given a warning and a public reprimand. The last three complaints heard were filed by the Orange and Blue Party against the Unite Party, which received a warning and public reprimand for two of three violations. The party cleared the third complaint, which involved Unite fliers stuck on top of Domino's Pizza boxes and delivered throughout Gainesville. One box ended up at an Orange and Blue Party meeting. "Well, we're happy y'all got our pamphlet," said Unite Party President Will Harrell. Cain Norris, an Orange and Blue Party member, argued campaign materials are not supposed to be distributed in bulk, but instead must be delivered hand-to-hand via party supporters. Harrell asked if a pizza delivery employee could fit the definition of hand-to-hand delivery. The Progress Party also had fliers handed out along with pizza orders through Five Star Pizza, according to Eric Conrad, the party's communication director. No complaint was filed. Dodgeball philanthropy shut down after nearby arrests U UPD WAS ARRESTING Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and Alex Akar, at least 15 people were rority Row, noticed numerous veWhen both hosting organizaUNDERAGE DRINKERS Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority hosted arrested for underage drinking in hicles parked illegally around the tons offered to hire more secuBy ASHLEY ROSS Alligator Writer The University Police Department shut down a philanthropic dodgeball tournament at UF's Norman Field on Saturday after underage drinking arrests involving participants were made in the neighboring parking garage. he Ultimate Dodgeball Philanthropy, which was held to raise money for Lou Gehrig's disease through donations and team registration fees. Lt. Pam Bonner of UPD said the event was shut down because it presented an issue of public safety. As of Sunday night, Bonner said she was unsure how many arrests were made. But according to Phi Delta Theta Fraternity's philanthropy chairman Our guides rock. 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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 Local antique show raises money for end-of-life care By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Writer jhsizemore@alligator org Frances Kirkpatrick felt like she was entering a lottery as she waited in line at a local antique roadshow Saturday. A vase, a Japanese figurine and a bracelet were all potential jackpots, and she was there to have them appraised. But it's more about the fun of antiques than the money, she said. About 70 people had about 160 items appraised during Haven Hospice Attic's Antique Roadshow. Haven Hospice Attic held the show to raise money for end-oflife care. The store carries thrift and antique items. Participants paid $5 per antique appraisal, with a three-item limit. In addition, the extra traffic that the show brought earned the Attic several thousand dollars more than usual. John Sikorski, the appraiser and host of the local antique appraisal radio show Sikorski's Attic, estimated the values of items, pointed out what conAround tributed to Gainesville or detracted from an item's worth and suggested where people could find out more about their items. He appraised items spanning from a pair of antique Patek Philippe watches, which could sell for thousands a piece, to a metal infant's coffin, for which he didn't know of a market. As Kirkpatrick stood in front of Sikorski's table holding her three antiques, the appraiser set his eyes on the Japanese figure, a sitting woman holding a planting pot. Sikosrki felt that there was no market for the figure, valuing it at less than $15. The bracelet, made of painted mother-of-pearl tiles framed in silver, was quite a find, Sikorski said. The markings and style led him to believe it was Persian and he appraised the jewelry at between $250 and $500. The vase, a wedding gift to Kirkpatrick's mother, was worth between $50 and $100 according to Sikorski. "It was exciting," she said afterwards. "I don't plan on selling any of it though." The show's most expensive item was a Martin acoustic guitar from 1975. Sikorski estimated its worth beteween $5,000 and $7,500. Two FSU groups sweep a cappella competition 0 ABOUT 230 ATTENDED THE EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT. It turns out rock bands have it all wrong. Drums and guitars aren't needed to create modern, catchy music -it just takes a group of voices. On Saturday night, 230 people gathered in the Performing Arts Center at P.K. Yonge to watch a cappella ensembles from across the state compete in the 2009 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella South Region quarterfinals. The competition featured two groups each from UF, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. Each team performed three or four songs for three judges. Performances ranged in style from the somber resonance of The Beatles' "Blackbird," sung by the FSU's Reverb, to the fast-paced, energetically choreographed rendition of Tally Hall's "Banana Man," performed by UCF's Crescendudes. Several groups also sang modern hits like Duffy's "Mercy," dedicated to Tim Tebow by all-female UF group The Sedoctaves. FSU's AcaBelles won first place, and Reverb from FSU won first runner-up. The Sedoctaves, who performed in hot pink stilettos and matching belts, hosted the event and were named second runnerup. -EMILY FUGGETTA Matt Tripp/ Alligator The Sedoctaves, one of UF's all-female a cappella groups, performs at the International Championship of A Cappella 2009 Tournament at the P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center on Saturday night. ACCENT. The University of Florida "Bringing Prominent Speakers to The University of F

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Kellerman set up toll-free hotline to help migrants Odd meats served at Beast Feast ABOUT 750 PEOPLE ATTENDED. Iguana: It's what's for dinner. Iguana was one entr6e choice for about 750 attendees of the UF student chapter of the Wildlife Society's 26th annual Beast Feast Saturday night. The feast, which was held at UF's horse training facility, served a variety of strange meats beginning at 5 p.m., including bobcat, octopus, rattlesnake, python, water buffalo, alligator, hog, elk and red deer. The meat was donated by game farms and individual hunters, said Ashley Williams, president of UF's Wildlife Society. The Florida Museum of Natural History provided the python. As the only student chapter in Florida, the society provides certifications, performs road cleanups and offers education programs at elementary schools, said Elise Brumer, the society's vice president. Williams said about 750 tickets were sold and that the event cost between $3,000 and $4,000. -RACHAEL PINO HARVEST, from page 1 personification of the folk music dream. Ed recalled his days in New York, when the folk movement was coming into light more than 40 years ago. On one outstanding night in Greenwich Village, there was Bob Dylan playing over at the Troubadour and Joni Mitchell singing over at Caf6 Noir they were all young; they were all idealistic. They all joined hands and worked on what they dreamed as a universal community. This community, he said, is the philosophy behind a grassroots production such as Hope Fest. And after years of benefit shows by punk rockers Against Me! and other friends, the foundation stays afloat with more than $750,000 given as aid to migrant families for medical and general expenses. "Every time we run out of money, we never despair," he said. "Something always happens." The Struggle Eventually every migrant worker makes his or her way out, Ed said. Take 76-year-old Willie Green, a former Ocala migrant farmer turned blues guitarist who will play a set on Saturday afternoon. But Green's story came with the territory. In the '40s, the city of Archer was filled with black farmers, Ed said. The '70s brought a large Hispanic farming population from Mexico and other countries. Since then, migrant workers struggle to find work, pay their bills and feed their children. "Every time we run out of money, we never despair. Something always happens." Ed Kellerman UF Professor Enter Ed and his brother, Phil Kellerman, 53, who began the Harvest of Hope Foundation as a toll-free hotline for migrants to call for financial help in 1995. That year, their grandmother, Helen Zand, a long-time advocate for the poor, passed away. They took $60,000 worth of the inheritance and started the foundation. They say they give a hand, and not a handout, Ed said. "They have to prove that they can help themselves and that they've explored other avenues," Ed said. But their endowment plummeted after the 2004 hurricane season. There was no work to follow for migrants in central Florida and the Panhandle, but Phil still received hotline calls from workers with transportation issues and utility payWHEN'S THE LAST TIME A RIP-OFF SAVED YOU MONEY? It can happen EVERY DAY if you tear out Alligator couponasl F woo-eIlseumcs ~owpuese~pqMMM IS 419 MN CC L 331A83S 'wOiSno 'S9IVd3H lOJOW PUB SOH!qI ments. "I've had a migrant woman cry on the phone when we help them out for keeping their lights on," said Phil, president of the foundation. Despite financial uncertainty, they couldn't give up, Phil said. "What can you do when they call up for funds? Are we going to sit there saying, 'No, we're saving money for a rainy day'? No, because a rainy day happens every day." Two years ago, Against Me! played at Common Grounds and went on to play in Georgia, Illinois and Arkansas -selling out shows and giving set money to the cause. "Migrant farm working is something I'd always been aware of, and we wanted to do something that was active and positive," said Tom Gabel, lead singer of Against Me!. Gabel, now a St. Augustine local, and the band will headline the Hope Fest Saturday night. The festival expects to attract more than 15,000 people over the weekend. "It's amazing it's grown the way it has," Gabel said. "We're just another band on the bill and happy to be a part of it." For more details about tickets, bands and camping for the Harvest of Hope Fest, visit: http://www.harvestofhopefest.com/ $3 burgers $5 Pitchers 1702W. UniversityAve. 374-4934 1+1 MOflday Night Liquor Drinks e Drafts Bottles 352 378-7033 LIVE Di NO COVER 1718 W snivesity Av. 1702 W. University Ave. 374-4964

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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 Editorial Joe President Obama proves he can hang like the rest of us From commander-in-chief to leader of the free world, you can add another moniker to President Barack Obama's growing list of titles -regular guy. Attending Friday's basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards, Obama shed his Burberry suit in favor of a more relaxed collarless shirt as he sat courtside with a friend. Not only did Obama spend his evening free from thoughts about the federal budget and economic crisis, he also purchased a beer (with his own money) and enjoyed making small talk with a young fan seated nearby. Nothing like the most powerful man in America channeling his inner everyman. Even though Obama is widely regarded as an avid Bulls fan, Wizards small forward Caron Butler made sure that the game did not start before the president arrived in his seat if only to catch a glimpse of the man as he walked in. Butler even went as far as to encourage the refs to allow the teams to spend extra time warming up and lightheartedly asking them if they wanted to play tic-tac-toe. The ploy worked, as Butler was able to witness the entrance of his hero and direct fist bumps toward Obama after each shot he made over the course of the game. The Editorial Board can't help but crack a smile knowing that our president is someone we would actually enjoy hanging out with in our rare moments of free time. We think it is awesome that Obama can take a few hours out of his busy week to kick back and relax just like the rest of us. Maybe next time the Wizards can work him into the halftime entertainment -imagine Obama launching a half-court shot to win one lucky fan a new car. Keeping it Clean Steering clear of Los Angeles County might be in the best interests of sailors and truck drivers everywhere -at least for the first week of March. A campaign by 15-yearold McKay Hatch has led to an upcoming proclamation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors designating the first week of March as "No Cussing Week." While spewing expletives won't result in a ticket or even a slap on the wrist, Hatch hopes to raise awareness and encourage people to be more conscious of their word choices. At least Hatch didn't take a page from a school in Canada where students faced suspension for being repeat cussing offenders. Hatch's efforts to curb cursing are not limited to one week of the year as he formed the "No Cussing Club," which features a Web site, bright orange T-shirts and its very own theme song. Available on YouTube, the music video for the song depicts Hatch and his entourage roaming the streets of Pasadena as they chide people for their inappropriate language. The reverberating message? "If you wanna hang with us, I don't wanna hear ya cuss." The Editorial Board applauds Hatch for his dedication to cleaning up the mouths of both children and adults alike across Southern California. His ideology is not about forcing people to stop swearing, but rather hoping that increased civility while communicating can help solve bigger problems. Everyone from professors to students can afford to heed Hatch's message to create a community at UF where profanity is less commonplace. 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 1105 W University Aye or send them to P0 Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions Hmmm. It's old. r~tJ ebia ~ ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org//opinions .Seems to be of American design. .It's filled with indecipherable symbols.4 011 11 I'm guessing you could get Yeah, that's what $0 for it. the bookstore said It's weird, because this textbook cost $150 last semester. Column GOP redemption may lie in education espite nearly being dead, the GOP can still put on a great show. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, once hailed as the next Barack Obama for the GOP, resurfaced last Tuesday berating President Obama's address to Congress. Jindal's rebuttal speech came after the first tonally gratifying Presidential address to Congress in eight years, and it fell humbly flat. The Louisiana governor never had a chance with a speech he delivered by channeling his inner Mr. Rogers. Not only was the rebuttal condescending, but it was also lacking in reason and logic; instead reverting back to the tenants of conservative principles, unoriginally deriding "tax and spend" Democrats. And that moment, when Jindal referred back to principle instead of reality, is when the modern Republican Party died. Undeniably, there are a few remnants of the once Grand Old Party. Republicans like California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who have accepted the stimulus bill money for their states, are examples of moderate Republicans, who instead of being hailed as the saviors of the party, are dismissed as cop-outs to the holy canon of conservatism. Last week, Gov. Jindal took to the Sunday talk show circuit, pledging not to take the money the stimulus bill had already set aside for his state. Later, the American public found out Jindal would reject a whole two percent of the stimulus money. Oh boy! Again, Jindal exemplified why America is tired of the Republican Party: Another Mr. Rogers character preaching moral values only to be caught with his pants down in the proverbial Minnesota bathroom stall. This country needs a two-party system, but with the GOP effectively dead, our government is split between a faction of ideologues and a majority of pragmatists. Republicans desperately need to reinvent themselves, not just for their sake, but for our democracy's sake. Conveniently enough, I have Matthew Christ a plan for their political redempletters@aIligator org tion: refocus on education. For far too long, Republicans have constantly stressed the importance of a sound education system, but they have only gone as far as initiating vague educational mandates without providing adequate funding to school districts. Instead of trying to fix our state deficit by cutting education, increase the tax on cigarettes and tobacco products that will ultimately lessen the burden on our health care system. Instead of forcing school districts to lay off thousands of teachers and personnel, damaging the quality of education Florida's students receive, create revenue by taxing alcohol. Instead of cutting the funding for higher education, damaging the caliber of future Floridian workers, simply cut other areas of the budget. College students across the state of Florida understand that increased access to quality higher education will ultimately curb our economic woes, and they will be rallying in Tallahassee on March 4 to demand the attention of the State Legislature. I'd suggest that our Republican lawmakers listen. It may not be the principled conservative decision, but it will be the smart one. Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His column appears on Mondays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Could you keep Monday's question: Would you 49% YES it real with Obama? have voted on Thursday's question? 51% NO 113 TOTAL VOTES Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org Recently, the host of an antiques appraisal radio show told locals how much their antiques were worth.

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Guest column Ivy League should allow military to provide ROTC on campus ould former President George W. Bush or former Vice President Dick Cheney have committed the United States to invading Iraq if either of them had done substantial tours of duty in the military? More than likely not. With this being the case, one would wonder how it is that the majority of Ivy League universities in the U.S. continue to ban Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs on their campuses. Since the Vietnam War, many Ivy League institutions have closed their doors to ROTC programs in response to the unpopularity of combat during that time period. While the Vietnam War has been over for decades, many of Ivy League institutions still have not restored their ROTC programs. There are reasons for this, some openly stated, some not. One of those reasons is opposition to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy currently in place within the military services. While on the surface this would seem like a justified reason, it is not. The problem with this reasoning is that the military has no say in policies like "don't ask, don't tell." It was our elected officials who imposed that policy, and only those officials can repeal it. Punishing the military for something it has no control over is wrong and unfair. Some would also defend the policy by claiming that letting ROTC come back to those universities would "militarize" the student bodies of those campuses. This argument holds little weight. UF currently has all of the major branches of the military represented on campus Edgar Rodriguez Speaking Out though ROTC programs, yet few individuals would characterize the UF student body as militant. Instead of making campuses militant, Ivy League universities having ROTC programs would ensure that the men and women that one day will lead our nation have a deep understanding of the sacrifices the military requires, which would make them think twice before unnecessarily putting troops in harm's way or committing foolish military actions. During my time in the military, two of the most outstanding officers that I knew were graduates of the Ivy League. One was from Brown University, and the other from Columbia University. How many great leaders from these universities has the military missed out on? During last year's campaign, President Barack Obama surprised many during a speech held at his alma mater of Columbia by criticizing Ivy League universities for not allowing ROTC programs. Obama's statements, however, should not have surprised anyone. As a former community organizer, he clearly understands the importance of serving other people. Thankfully, pressure from the new administration is helping bring about changes. Schools such as Harvard University and Yale University are currently considering inviting ROTC back -a step in the right direction. Hopefully, this will continue and result in bringing ROTC back to all the Ivy League universities in U.S. Edgar Rodriguez is a political science junior. Jump on the opportunity to see the world from a unique perspective If you are curious and adventurous, then pack your bags and say goodbye to the status quo. Study abroad to earn college credit, experience a different culture, learn a foreign language, discover who you are and much more. USAC, your gateway to the world.M UNIVERSITY STUDIES ABROAD CONSO GRADUATION 2009 4 S L U T T 0 The Alligator's Graduation 2009 section is the perfect place for advertisers to either thank students for their support during their years in Gainesville, or advertise for graduation gifts, products or services suitable for graduates. Run Date: Monday, April, 6th Deadline: Monday, March, 30th Contact your Sales ..."N -Rep Today: 376-4482 An iThe Buchholz High School Band Presents: The Dallas Brass Performing "American Musical Journey" March 12, 7:00 pm Buchholz Auditorium Tickets $15 HEN YOU SIGN A LEASE Available @ Great Southern ---------------Music, Hoggtowne Music, --U T ER_ LA B_ Lipham Music or at the door NISHED UNITS AVAILABLE the evening of the concert TV WITH HBO PROVIDED RSITY CLUB For more info go to k T M E N T S www.buchholzband.com

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8, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 STATE Teachers fight for better pay EDUCATION, from page 1 dents that teach as a part of their curriculum. "I am appalled by the empty promises when it comes to education," Davis said at the rally. "They don't understand that high quality public schools are essential to the quality of this state." Davis, president of the student chapter of the Florida Education Association at UF, said in order for those who care about public education to get what they want from the government, they have to take a stand. Davis interns in a third grade class at Joseph Williams Elementary School in Gainesville. She said that because of poor funding, Joseph Williams students have art class one semester per year because they share an art teacher with a local elementary school. Although teachers are fighting for better pay and planning periods, Davis said it is for the good of the students. "It is all part of the quality education; they deserve to grow up and be successful," she said. President of the UF FEA Sarah McGarrah, an elementary education senior, said Florida public schools aren't the only ones that are hurting from budget cuts. UF is tossing around the idea of cutting the undergraduate programs of education and nursing, she said. "Cuts are coming at us from any angle," Davis said. "Cuts in education do not heal, and shame on anyone who doesn't understand that." A' Totally Mob'ReMassage "I will Come To You" 4 Tay Fletcher MC 4956 Ph: 2115 SUMMER IN MAINE Males and Females Meet New Friends! Travel! Teach your favorite activity Hebrew Harmony Students of congregation B'nai Israel perform "Greased Lightning" Sunday to a full crowd. The students, who also performed scenes from "High School Musical," sang in Hebrew. Six arrests made during drunken driving saturation detail DUI, from page 1 Rodgers said he is the "go-to guy" for DUIs. On average, UPD makes two DUI arrests per night, he said. UPD usually patrols the streets around UF like Archer, Southwest 13th Street and West University Avenue. "We like to stop them before they get on campus," Rodgers said. To spot a DUI, Rodgers said he looks for "There's too many bad people out there to get the good people." Gene Rodgers University Police Department Officer any kind of traffic violation like going through red lights, weaving or having headlights off. Rodgers said that a DUI could potentially ruin anyone's life short term. Not only does it cost about $10,000 for a lawyer, Rodgers said, but the judge can also implement a curfew. Other consequences may include losing jobs, driver's licenses. He said he doesn't feel bad about doing his job, but he does empathize with people who get in trouble. One good thing about being a police officer, Rodgers said, is that he can make his own decisions about when to be hard on someone and when to let someone go. "There's too many bad people out there to get the good people," he said. C= =3 M 1 Tennis Waterski Gymnastics Silver Jewelry English Riding Copper Enameling Basketball Field Hockey Theater Costumer and more. June to August. Residential Camp. Enjoy our website. Apply on line. Tripp Lake Camp for Girls 1-800-997-4347 www.tripplakecamp.com Swim Softball Archery Rocks Soccer Pottery Lacrosse Office Photo

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GREAT SPECIALS!!! 1/1-$754 2/2-$440/person 3/3-$350/person Washer/Dryer in ALL UNITS! 2330 SW Williston Rd. www.ThePolosUF.com 352-335-7656 4-22-72-2 Affordable, Quiet, Comfortable 1's from $550 2's from $375/person Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza Pet Friendly *376-1248 www.hiddenvillageapt.com 4-22-08-72-2 AS BIG AS A HOUSE! Huge 4BR TH W/D inc. FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym 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/1 ba 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 Inc 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.com4-22-08-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 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 ceiling, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of character. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-2149270 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 3-3-0970-2 WALK TO UF -AVAILABLE NOW & FALL 1 BR/$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 s Sun Key 0 Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 4-22-08-72-2 Affordable, Spacious, Great Value! Leasing for Fall -1s, 2s, 3s, & 4s Prices from $305 -$629/bedroom Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza Select units are townhomes, include w/d Pet friendly, Pool, Tennis/Bball Courts 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 Summit House 1BR/1 BA Available Now $605 per month $250 security Walk to VA or Shands Call 352-672-1482 3-6-09-30-2 *1 Bdrm1BA w/ Loft* 4 Blocks to UF. Cent AC, No Tow Parking, Pet Friendly, $850/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-68-2 *2/1 Apt, 1000 SF* 8 Blocks to UF. Island Kitchen, WD hookups Center. 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 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 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 0 6 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 ** 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 2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N Ride 2, & Shopping. Inc W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio, & Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets PIs. 772-538-5792 orltsao12@hotmail.com 3-309-20-2 0 -. ..0 0 0 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content rd Available from Commercial News Providers" 1.; I I -Fn U, ('IN 3I

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent u u uSubleases O F nfurnishe~d j unfurnished ]a l unfurnished unfurnished ] l 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 *CAMPUS EDGE CONDO* 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. vinyeung@ufl.edu 3-17-09-26-2 Why Pay More?? 2/2 -$819; 3/2 -$959 W/D Included*Pet Friendly*FREE Tanning (352) 377-7401 www.theboardwalkapt.com 4-22-09-56-2 *Live on UF Lake* Huge 2/2 with Den -3/2 Fully Remodeled $1275/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-53-2 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 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 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 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./ 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 1 1 1 IL -/ U1 1-Due to Spring Break, the Alligator will have the following advanced deadlines: Deadline for Monday, March 16 paper: THURSDAY, March 5, by 4 pm Deadline for Tuesday, March 17 paper: FRIDAY, March 6, by 4 pm Theses deadlines apply to both Display and Classified advertising, as well as all customers wishing to renew their classified ads March 17 or March 18. Classifieds 373-FIND Display 376-4482 $400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some utils incl. 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. Inc W/D. Community clubhouse, pool & fitness center. Wired for internet & security system. $895/mo 332-8841, lindalu@gatorhomes.com 3-3-09-10-2 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 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 Near UF 4BR/2BA house wood floors, washer & dryer, central A/C 3514 NW 7th Place. 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 Very Nice Townhouse 3/3 in Rockwood Villas Only $375/room or $1125/month Large BRs & large closets Quiet area. Great for Pro. students 941-737-6997 3-11-14-2 Quiet, Clean, Lots of Green Space 2BR/1BA house. $650/mo. Call 352-3789220 or mobile 213-3901 3-5-09-10-2 3BD/3BA LUXURY CONDO, 2 YRS OLD Campus View North Steps from campus & sorority row. All appliances, W/D, tile floors, alarm system, 1st floor, patio/porch, dogs ok w/dep. Avail. Aug 1, $1800 407-694-0692 4-3-30-2 HURRY HORSE PROPERTY! Cabin, 20 acres, 7 miles south of Newberry. Paddocks, Riding trails. $575 + $100 per horse, u-feed. Dogs welcome 330-329-8834, writer777@att.,net 3-20-15-2 Luxury Living 3 Blocks from UF! Brand New, All-Inclusive Studios, 1BRs, and 2BRs Call (352) 240-6961 CMC LLLP Lic. Real Estate Broker 3-6-10-2 We have REAL 1/1s 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 3-27-19-2 4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY Available 3/1/09. Corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd Pl. Call 352-214-1956 3-16-09-10-2 3bd/2ba, N.W. very clean, walk/ bike to law school, w/d, fenced b.y., bonus room, central H/AC, ceiling fans, entertainment center, lots of closets. Sale or year lease. No section 8/ realtors. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2 Room and board in a very clean 3br/2ba, central H/AC ceiling fans, w/d. N.W. walk / bike to law school, $590. Bring roommmates pay $395 per room (just rent) plus $295 for bonus room. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2 1 BR/1 BA $495/mo 3 blocks to UF. Apt in vintage house. 112 NW 9th St. 2BR/1 BA house $575/mo. Fenced. 2016 NW 35th Ave 514-6281 3-16-09-10-2 Close to UF 2BR/1BA duplex hdwd, yard, W/D, pets ok $835/mo 1010 NW 3 Ave 2BR/1BA home. Parking, W/D, yard, pet ok Water ind $1075/mo 618 NW 14 Ave 1.5BR/1BA yard W/D hk-up Pet ok $635/mo 608 NW 24 Ave Avail 8/1/09 561-350-1552 3-16-09-10-2 One Block to UF, 2/2.5 bath townhouse. Wood floors, washer/dryer, dishwasher, parking, avail 8/1. 1017 SW 1st Avenue, Call 514-4915 or visit www.forrentgainesville.com 3-3-09-5-2 2 Bedroom/2 Bath condo. 1 car attached garage & screened lanai. Vaulted ceiling with fireplace. Very private & quiet with pool. Less than 5 miles to UF and SFCC. $1,000 month. Perfect for Prof. Call 352-514-4805 3-16-8-2 POOL HOUSE AVAILABLE NOW! Bike to UF 4BR/3BA, over 2000 sf, nice area 1 mi to UF. 2816 W Univ Ave. $1400/ mo now then $1750/mo in fall. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-3-09-3-2 NW HOME, 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large family room, fenced yard, additional storage, washer & dryer. $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Service. 352-373-2605 3-19-10-2 $475/mo -renovated Victorian 1 BR/1 BA @ 108 SE 7 St. claw-foot tub, wd floors, high ceilings w/ fans, Ig windows, fire places. Rent includes water, sewer. NO PETS. March 1. First+Last+Sec. (352) 317-8282 3-5-5-2 First months rent free or $300 cash! 1/1 available today! $650/mo, lease sign-over, lease runs until July 09. 2 miles from Reitz union bus route 9,35,36 run past the complex. Complex is off SW 23rd Terrace. Call 973-534-3788 or email me at Ireiden@hotmail.com if interested! 3-6-09-5-2 FIRST TWO MONTHS FREE. 4 bdrm/4ba. Available NOW and/or August 1, 2009 to July 30, 2010. Living Room/Dining Room Furnished. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. (Electricity, Cable, High Speed Internet, Water& Sewer) Unit located on ground level. Newest Building at Countryside. Screened porch, washer, dryer,dishwasher, new carpet, paint and tile. On bus route. Plenty of Parking. Pool and Basketball court. NO PETS. Locked gate to buildings. $475/mo. E-mail at moekash@bellsouth.net for more info.or call 904 571-0860 3-6-09-5-2 -subleases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 22rd. C IN CALL TODAY!!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW. ALLIGATOR.ORG Gainesville Place Apartments 1 BR in 4BR Apartment, Washer/Dryer, water, electric, HBO, high speed internet included. $539 obo Jason 941-716-2150 3-2-09-5-3 1/1 sublet in a 2/2, $400/mo, W/D in unit, cable-int-utilities-elec included, 10 min walk to campus, available May 1, call 561-3103783 3-4-5-3 1BD/1BA Less than a block to campus near 13th and Univ Ave. $555/month May 1July 31st email Stacy at sls22@ufl.edu 3-4-095-3 1 BLK ACROSS FROM UF/Library West! $410/month for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 at Looking Glass Apts. Great location, price greatly reduced! Can lease through August. 561.261.2249 3-6-6Windsor Hall Luxury Large Double Dorm Summer Sublease w/ opt. reserved parking. Only $499, walk to campus, HUGE room w/ bathroom & kitchenette. Pool, fitness center, W/D on-site! Live Luxuriously! 321-368-1271 3-6-09-5-3 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. 3-20-09-50-4 -:: 2 Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo ind 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 $450/MONTH per room 561-756-5368 3-315-4 1BR/1BA avail March 1st in 2BR/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 3-2-09-22-4 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 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 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 Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old Archer. Available immediately, flexible duration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-9321189. 3-20-20-4 Looking for male college student (preferred) to share 4BR/4BA condo with same. Own bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes utilities $350/mo (available immediately) 863634-1893 3-16-09-10-4 Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv, ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees, wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive, near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 3-16-10-4

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14, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 F Roommates Real Estate Computers M motorcycle, Mopeds Wanted 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 3-1709-10-4 1BR in a 3/2 on gorgeous Millhopper Rd. $475/Mo.incl util. Non smoker. Pvt. Pool, W/D, internet. 352-870-2045. 3-3-5-4 SUMMER09.ROOM AVAILABLE IN A 2/2 FURNISHED APT @ WINDSOR PARK.$500 ALL INCLUSIVE.3 BUS ROUTES,10 MIN FROM UF,GREAT AMENITIES.CALL/TEXT ANGIE 786-239-2740 3-3-5-4 $350-House by UF 2 students looking for roomate in Aug '09. NW 7th pl.w/d,fire pit,huge yard, big screened porch,new apple fireplace. Email:c123@ufl.edu 3-6-097-4 $490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, new construction, near UF, direct bus line to UF, ind all utils, cable TV, Wireless Internet, pool, exercise room, professional/ grad students only. Call 904-608-7609 3-409-5-4 FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED! 4BR/4BA Clean & Quiet condo at University Terrace West.$450 rent includes: Cable, HS Internet, and ALL utilities Fully furnished. MUST SEE! Call Dory @ (954)816-1468. 3-5-5-4 2 ROOMS /w shared bath avail Aug 09 -July 10. At 34th & University Ave in a 4/3 house with 2 males. Rent $315/mo/each + utils. Call 352-328-4805 or Larson87@ufl.edu. nonsmoking. 3-4-4-4 Master BR w/ new carpet & ceiling fan in 4BR/3BA house off NW 16th Ave on bus route. DW, W/D, Cox cable & network internet. No cats or dogs. $375/mo. Call 3284995 3-5-5-4 FIRST MONTH RENT FREE! $450/Month FULLY FURNISHED rooms available in 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH condo units. All utilities included with wireless internet and free cable! Contact EDDIE at 305-712-3608 3-26-14-4 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 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 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME completely remodeled. 2 miles to UF in Oak Park Village, 4000 SW Archer Rd Lot H21. Very nice! New carpet, wood floors, metal roof. Perfect for sutdents. $8500. 352-256-0999 3-5-09-9-5 COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS 1.5 mi to UF on bus route. 1st floor, W/D, seNetwork specialists curity gate, pool. Fully rented unitil July 31st. We buy computers and laptops Rent 3 rooms and you live for free. $181,900. Working and Non-working 386-672-6969 3-24-09-15-5 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-22-08-72-7 a lFurnishings 0 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 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 14" Slip-On Florida Gator Bar Stool Covers, $24. buy Now! 727-530-7300; www. CoolBarStools-Covers.com 3-18-09-10-6 Computers CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 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 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 Schwinn Graduate moped,silver 2006,970 miles, runs great,1.9 hp one owner great gas mileage must see. asking $1200.00. Call and leave a msg 352-337-6606. 3-3-5-11 Electronics WEIFI FREE DTV Converter Box Box has a $40 Value free w/ $40 NTIA Coupon free shipping goto: dtv2009.gov for 2-Coupons www.FREETVSIGNAL.com 3-6-5-8 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. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. 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 S c torcyCles, Mopeds 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 4-22-0872-11 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.B3uyMyScooter.comn** 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 OFAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS S ORunning or not!@ *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 15 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12 CARS -CARS Buy@Sell@Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-22-72-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-22-72-12 CARS FROM $29/MO! Hondas S Chevys S 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 4-2272-12 *****ATTENTION***** 00000 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 WIWantedP LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2272-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 2228090 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 3-16-09-74-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, personal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$ Best part-time job you'll ever have. NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St. 352-378-9204 4-22-08-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 I MOTNTEDE Anton Ramone I rby Black Male (DOB 09/19/89); 6'01", 160 lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Violation of Probation Warrant for Battery and Damage Property/Criminal Mischief ALACNUA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15 UF HepWanted HelpWanted f HepWanted Services personal 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 shopper. No experience required. Call 1-800-7224791 4-22-09-65-14 400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs! 3 Coed summer camps in PA. Travel Paid, Top Salary. Cool Nights & Warm Days! 1-800-488-4321, www.lohikan.com 4-2209-59-14 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 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. Call us today toll free at 1-561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 3-19-09-28-14 Summer Jobs 0 $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 *STUDENT WORK* Great Pay PT/FT Avail, Cust. Sales/Service Flex Sched, Conditions Apply Call ASAP (352) 872-6655 3-2-09-14-14 LEASING AGENT PT Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. Great benefits. Must be avail afternoons & weekends. Apply in person, Spyglass Apartments. DFWP 4-22-09-4514 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 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 WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT Special projects. Resume to 626 NE 1st St. Gville 32601 or paulsrothstein@yahoo.com 3-4-09-10-14 Now Hiring reliable, outgoing PT employee pref with food service exp. Daytime avail req. Text 850-758-8154 to set up interview. 3-19-15-14 Mother's helper 2:30-6 weekdays. Child care(10&12 y/o),errands, etc. Need references and good car. Reply housekeeper9@gmail.com 3-2-09-7-14 DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR GatorDominos. com/jobs 3-22-40-14 PT EVENTS & MARKETING Gator Dominos. Contact 284-3733 4-22-40-14 NANNY NEEDED for M,T,TH 6am to 4;3 kids/$12/hr; must have newborn exp; must commit for 1yr+ email resume, pix, photo to Noah's Ark Nanny gnv@ nanoneone.com 3-16-09-10-14 MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE NEEDS PT OR FT MEDICAL ASSISTANT Email or fax resume to spohani@hotmail.com. Fax 352472-5761 3-2-09-5-14 RNs. experienced LPNs. CNAs Needed immediately to work in Gainesville and Starke Great pay; flexibility. Call 325-284-2336, Fax resume: 352-373-2254 3-17-10-14 HOUSEKEEPING -CLEANING JOBS All around cleaning & laundry. FT available Mon-Fri, 10am -5pm. $7.25/hr, experience and good attitude preferred. All 256-3323 for more info and interview. 4-22-09-36-14 Zaxby's is now accepting applications for our new location. Looking for energetic, friendly, team players. We offer flexible scheduling, comptetitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement. Stop and fill out an application. Located at the corner of Main and 10th Ave. 3-4-09-5-14 ASSISTANT MANAGER Solutions Bridal Salary + Commission Management/Sales Experience Preferred Fax Resume to: 352-374-7293 3-6-7-14 BRIDAL CONSULTANT Solutions Bridal 30-35 hours Hourly + Commission Fax Resume to: 352-374-7293 3-6-7-14 Clinical Research Coordinator needed for busy clinical research site. Must be experienced in Phase I-Ill trials. LPN or RN prefered but not mandatory. Fax Resume to 352.333.3936 3-11-09-10-14 IT/Programming Internship. Local investment firm seeks individual to work PT/FT with SQL, HTML, ASP, databases, servers, and networks. 2+ yrs exp pref. $15-20 per hour + bonuses, long term capability. Fax resume to 352-378-4156. 4-22-09-33-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedicated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-25-09-15-14 BIG BURGER Experienced Cooks -all shifts. $8-10/hr to start. Apply 21 W. University Ave 2-4pm. 3-4-09-5-14 Amelia's is currently hiring experienced fine dining servers. Please submit resume to chefandy@ameliasgainesville.com No phone calls please! www.ameliasgainesville. com 3-3-09-3-14 Homework coach for very bright but unorganized 9th grade girl. Needs help in Algebra as well. Days / hours flexible. 9.00 Hr Send to gfbennis@cox.net 3-3-09-3-14 GENERAL HELP WANTED Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. Starting $8/hr. No exp req'd. Apply in person 1031 NW 6th St. Ste A-3. 352-379-2812 3-5-5-14 Administrative Assistant / Customer Service Rep with good computer, communication, and people skills. $8/hr, 20hrs/wk, fax resume to 352-378-4156 4-2-09-20-14 NEED ELECTRICIAN to work on older house. Call 352-376-6183 or 327-2931 3-2-2-14 Collect DTV Coupons We'll send you Converter Boxes You collect CASH! www.FREETVSIGNAL.com contact: jobs@freetvsignal.com 3-6-5-14 SUMMER JOBS: Recreation Camp Counselors/Supervisors for summer recreation program 6/08/09-7/31/09 for children ages 5-14. WSI/Lifeguard and Maintenance Aides (5/09-9/09). Exp desirable. City of Plantation (west of Ft Lauderdale) 400 NW 73 Ave, Plantation, FL 33317 or www.plantation.org to download application. 3-6-5-14 Nanny/Childcare. Approx 20 hrs/wk for early AM and late afternoon care for 2yo M-F. Start July. Childcare experience a must! Must have car to help drop-off/pick-up from daycare. 215-776-1571 3-6-09-5-14 W Services IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-22-72-15 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 separate 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 certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve/wkend. Class sizes limited. 3381193 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 instruction; 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 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 memory & 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? ***** 0000 FREEWAY MOVING 0000 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 BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS for ALL ages. My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-guitar & a lifetime-piano. If interested call 352256-3800 or email gidonherman00@gmail. com 3-18-25-15 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 Homes, Condos, Apts, Offices & Yards Call for a quote352-379-4861 lv mssg 3-20-09-20-15 IMMIGRATION LAW Marriage Visas Employment Visas-Naturalization Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-22-38-15 D' Lyon Enterprises, LLC Music, Production & Sales. Offering Free Services Booking, Marketing, Research, Development. Craig Dixon 352-213-7440 3-17-10-15 ANY JOB LARGE OR SMALL Landscaping & Janitorial Raking, Mowing, Edging, Power Washing Call 224-5693 3-4-5-15 SPRING BREAK? Get your protection here. http://12HW.com 3-6-09-6-15 Health Services 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 Boardshorts Bright colors & prints. Great selection. Quicksilver, Billabong, Fox, Hurley & Element. Select styles on sale too! Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St 372-7836 3-6-10-18 Bikinis All bikinis on sale! We have lots of great prints and styles from Roxy, Billabong, Vix and Tommy Bahama. Sold as separates. Worth the trip! Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1 mi N of UF on 13th St next to Urban Thread 352372-7836 3-6-10-18 Fall Apparel Closeout All sweats, jeans, hoodies and long-sleeve shirts on sale 30-50% Great prices on Champion Sweats, Quicksilver. Billabong & Roxy Hoodies. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 352-372-7836 3-6-10-18 Runners! Are you wearing the right shoe for you? Not sure? Stop in and let us help you make your running great! We can fit you right. Now stocking some value prices styles too. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 352372-7836 3-6-10-18 S Event Notices Great Gainesville Weight Loss Challenge, March 3, 2009 at 5:30 PM 12 weeks free coaching $35.00 entry 16 E. University Avenue. Register now 352-335-0100 3-32-20 Entertainment WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 is min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-22-08-72-2 1 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 1 pm-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 4-22-08-72-21 000 BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK 000 $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 Upscale Shuttle Tallahassee & Tampa New service. Reduce your travel expenses. Senecacoach.com 813-233-6022 3-6-0910-21 WJLRides Personal s HIV ANTIBODY TESTING GMG TRANSPORT Alachua County Health Dept. Call WiFi on buses -New Departures 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1, 3 & 4:30 Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm -Mon 2 pm -Also *Family Chiropractic* Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. charge pay by phone or in person$35 O/W -$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196 373-7070 4-22-72-23 4-22-72-18 4-22-72-23 Upscale Shuttle Tallahassee & Tampa SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES New service. Reduce your travel expenses. Senecacoach.com 813-233-6022 3-6-09University Opticians 10-23 300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480 4-22-08-72-18 Sunshine Means Sandal Time! Reef, Sanuk, Flojos, Roxy, Quicksilver, Crocs, Teva, Chaco, & Keen. All in 1 location. See 'em all at Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 352-372-7836 3-6-10-18 inii LLt L C Found FOUND: LADY'S RING Near Center & Mowry intersection. Call to identify 371-3370 3-2-2-25

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SportsP MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Tennessee defeats UF for seventh time in eight tries By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator org With the Gators down just 5 points and 16 seconds still left on the clock, fans began to file out of the O'Connell Center. At that point, they must have known what was coming. Volunteers forward Tyler Smith scored 19 points Sunday and Tennessee (18-10, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) beat UF (21-8, 8-6 SEC) 7975. It was the Volunteers' fifth straight win against the Gators and their seventh in the last eight contests. With the loss, UF's 17-game home winning streak came to an end. It was the team's first home loss this year. "I can't say they just have our number because there are always different players in the game, but we just have a hard time (with them)," said guard Erving Walker, who finished with 16 points. Tennessee came into the game as the conference's second-worst 3-point shooting team. They knocked down 10 against UF, with seven coming in the first half. The Volunteers made 12 during their win against the Gators earlier this year in Knoxville. Tennessee has shot 32 percent from downtown this season against the rest of the SEC but has managed to average 48 percent in its two meetings with UF. "We have a hard time guarding them on the perimeter," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "Their speed and athleticism, without question, causes us problems." Tennessee shot Men's 78 percent from Basketball long range and 66 percent from the field in a first half that saw the Volunteers lead by as many as 15 points. Smith hit a leaning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Tennessee took a 4533 lead into halftime. Meanwhile, the Gators struggled, shooting 39 percent from the field in the first half. "When you get down that much, it's hard to come back," forward Chandler Parsons said. "We fought, SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 4s Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff UF guard Erving Walker goes airborne during the Gators' 79-75 loss to Tennessee in the O'Connell Center on Sunday afternoon. UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Gators lose on road again By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@a Iligator org UF's road woes continue. The No. 17 Gators (23-6, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) failed to overcome Georgia (17-12, 7-7 SEC) on Sunday, allowing the Bulldogs to shoot 52 percent and falling 84-75 in Athens, Ga. The defeat was the fourth in the last five games for UF and the third straight away from home. Despite the loss, the Gators had already secured a first-round bye in the SEC tournament after LSU defeated Tennessee on Thursday. UF will be the No. 4 seed and will play Friday night against the winner of the game between No. 5-seed Tennessee and No. 12-seed Alabama. Still, based on the Gators' effort against Georgia, they won't be entering SO SOS This week's top UF men's basketball players, as voted on by the alligatorSports staff. 1. Nick Calathes 2. Erving Walker 3. Chandler Parsons the postseason on a high note. "The story of the game was not our shooting," UF coach Amanda Butler said. "It was not the shots that we took. It was the shots that we gave up." The Gators trailed 45-38 at the break but came out in the second half playing tighter defense and captured the lead. UF stayed in front until about midway through the second half, when Georgia Butler slowly began to reclaim the momentum. Butler had only one explanation for what happened. "You can't press at that crazy, neckbreak pace for an entire 20 minutes, no matter how deep you are," Butler said. SEE GEORGIA, PAGE 15 LE U There were plenty of other UF sports in action this weekend. For stories on the track and field teams' work in the SEC Indoor Championships, the men's golf team's finish in Puerto Rico and some swimmers' last chances to make it to the NCAA Championships, go to our Web site. Oral commitments meaningless G ver the past few days, UF received erbal commitments from Charlotte (N.C.) Independence High's Victor Hampton and Bradenton Southeast High's Jonathan Dowling, two promising defensive backs. They're both fast and highly rated, and Hampton is even from former Gators quarterback Chris Leak's alma mater. The two commitments give UF six for the 2010 recruiting class, and despite the fact that most Web sites haven't even released rankings for most of the players, people are already speculating that the Gators will have the nation's best class next year. Tackle Ian Silberman, quarterback Trey Burton and safeties Demar Dorsey and Matt Elam round out the list, but don't get too attached to any of those names. Their commitments are all meaningless. Not meaningless in the way that all non-binding verbal commitments are, but on another level. There are 11 months left before National SignMike McCall ing Day, and even McCall-in' it though these kids Like I See It think committing rnrncall@aligator org to UF will make the other schools leave them alone, it won't. Now, those other coaches vying for their signatures have a specific target to attack -the Gators. Hamptonwill surely get an earful about how Joe Haden, Janoris Jenkins, Jeremy Brown and others have the cornerback position on lockdown in The Swamp for the next few years, and chances are, he'll start SEE MIKE, PAGE 15 POLL QUESTION Today's question: How many of UF's current oral commits for the 2010 football class will actually come to Gainesville? Previous question: Will the UF baseball team win its series against Miami this weekend? (see right for results) Percent (Votes) Yes 74% (28) No 26% (10) 38 TOTAL VOTES

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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15 UF BASEBALL Gators drop all three games against Hurricanes By KYLE MAISTRI Alligator Staff Writer kmaistri@alligator org Any momentum UF had built up after a 5-0 start to the season was swept away by Miami on Sunday afternoon. The No. 24 Gators lost to the Hurricanes 16-2 at McKethan Stadium, their worst defeat since Vanderbilt thumped them by the same score in Gainesville on April 2, 2006. "I really didn't see this one coming today," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "I thought we would come out and play well. I'm not quite sure I remember a game like this for a long time." UF (5-3) narrowly lost the first two games of the series 8-5 and 2-1 on Friday and Saturday, but the Gators couldn't keep the final contest close after falling behind early. Freshman Nick Maronde made his second career start, missing his spots early and often. He left the game in the fourth inning with two outs and the bases loaded, surrendering 4 runs in the inning. Miami first baseman Harold Martinez led off the fourth with a homer for the first run of the game. Six runs, three hits, three walks, a hit batter and an error later, freshman Justin Poovey finally recorded the third out for the Gators. "We were ready to go from the get-go, and once they jumped out to a lead, we just rolled over," UF senior Brandon McArthur said. O'Sullivan used five pitchers, and only one of them, Jeff Barfield, who pitched the ninth, was able to keep Miami from scoring a run. The Hurricanes (6-1) put at least 1 run on the scoreboard in five different innings. "When the wheels fell off in the fourth, they fell off for everybody," O'Sullivan said. "We just didn't get anything out of the pen today." The offense wasn't exactly on fire, either. Miami starter Iden Nazario held UF in check over his five innings of work, striking out seven while allowing just 2 runs on two hits. "He threw everything over the plate early and challenged guys," Miami coach Jim Morris said. "He established himself in his second start as a pitcher, and those types of starts will keep him in the rotation." The Gators struggled at the plate all weekend and wasted a solid Saturday start from freshman Alex Panteliodis. The Hurricanes held them to just 1 run Saturday, though UF recorded nine hits. O'Sullivan said his team failed to put good swings on the ball in hitter's counts, chased pitches that were out of the zone and rolled over sinkers from the Miami pitchers. The second-year coach has used a different lineup in each of UF's games thus far and plans to keep moving players around until he finds a productive order. GATOR BASEBALL UF catcher Ben McMahan leans against the dugout railing after the final batter was struck out in the Gators' 2-1 loss to Miami on Saturday in McKethan Stadium. Miami swept UF 3-0 in the series. The weekend's frustration finally boiled over in the seventh inning Sunday when right fielder Riley Cooper slid into second base to try to break up a double play. The umpire signaled Cooper out and ruled that he interfered with Miami second baseman Scott Lawson. The batter was then also ruled out, and Cooper was ejected. Cooper exchanged shoves with Lawson and Miami left fielder Jonathan Weislow before UF's bench cleared and cooler heads prevailed. "It was just the heat of the moment," Lawson said. "He slid kind of late, and his momentum carried him past the bag. No big deal." Team's late rally against Vols falls short HOOPS, from page 14 but when you get down like that, it hurts." The Gators chipped away at the Volunteers' lead in the second half, almost closing the gap. Back-to-back threes from Dan Werner and Walker and two foul shots by Nick Calathes (20 points) cut the lead to 3 with 1:30 to play. But again, the Gators failed to finish late in a close game. Five UF fouls in the last 2:04 gave Tennessee enough free throws to hold on for the win. "They have to understand what kind of plays that really affect the outcome of a game," Donovan said. "They have to understand that their margin for error is not very good." With just two games left in SEC play, the Gators are once again scrambling for their NCAA Tournament lives. "Each game that goes by is more important. We don't have many left," Werner said. "We didn't figure it out last year, so honestly I don't know (if we will)." With games against Mississippi State and Kentucky still on the schedule, UF will likely have to win out to safely land a spot in this year's field of 65. "Last year, we weren't even in the ballpark of being a good team. But we're right there now. We're just missing a few things," Werner said. "If we can figure them out, it can be a successful year still." Butler: UF must improve defense, rebounding GEORGIA, from page 14 "So when there was a little bit of a lull, they took advantage of it. We got a little bit too tired to trap and pressure the ball on every single possession like we started the ballgame." The Bulldogs put the Gators away with a 3-pointer with three minutes remaining, pushing their lead from 4 to 7. UF was never able to recover. "We just let them score at will," Butler said. "We let them score how they wanted to score. We let them have the shots that they wanted, and you've got to give them credit, they didn't miss them. "It was ridiculous," she added. "N o th in g against Georgia, but that's not their thing Women S to score a Basketball bunch of points on you. That's not how they've won ballgames this year." Forward Marshae Dotson tried to carry the Gators down the stretch, scoring 22 points, but it wasn't enough. Sha Brooks struggled to complement Dotson's effort. The senior guard was held to just 13 points and had six turnovers. Georgia forward Porsha Phillips added 20 points of her own on the low block, and Bulldogs guard Ashley Houts posted 14. Butler said her team has to play better defense to win in the postseason. "Every game is an away game now, and although it's at a neutral site, you're not going to be on your home floor," Butler said. "And the one thing that you're going to have to rely on is your defense and then also your rebounding." A radio broadcast contributed to this report. MIKE, from page 14 to listen eventually. I don't blame these kids for committing. UF is an excellent place to play right now, and if the coaches are offering scholarships, they should take them. But verbal commitments, especially this early, are made to be broken. Recruiting is too often looked at from the schools' perspectives. It's about filling needs and strengthening next year's team, but it's also about high school kids finding the place that's best for them, and that process takes time. Hampton told The Gainesville Sun he has never visited UF. He said he'll check it out sometime this month, and he doesn't plan on visiting any other schools. Also, an Independence coach told The Sun that Hampton's recruiting process only took two weeks. Sure, if I were a big time recruit, the Gators would be near the top of my list no matter how far away I lived, but I'd at least have a list and work my way through it. By not visiting other schools, Hampton is doing himself a huge disservice, and Urban Meyer should discourage him from following his current plan. If Hampton doesn't do any looking around and he makes an uneducated decision, that could come back to bite him when he gets to Gainesville. It's much better to find out where he fits best during the recruiting process, because if he doesn't discover that until he gets to UF, there could be trouble. No one wins if he's upset or transfers. Of the five players who committed before June 1 in the recruiting classes from 2005-2007, only two (Aaron Hernandez and Chris Rainey) are still in Gainesville. The other three transferred. There are lots of reasons why players transfer, but it certainly doesn't help to enter the recruiting process with your mind made up, like Hampton is. And with all six of the current commits, how can Gators fans really feel good about them? Look at this past year, when UF lost Greg Reid (committed to UF in February 2008) to FSU and Nu'Keese Richardson (committed May 2008) to Tennessee. The way I see it, the Gators just have something to lose now.

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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 2,2009 UF SOFTBALL Waleszonia injures leg By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer a berry@a IIigator org It was a weekend full of wins for UF, but the Gators also suffered one very costly loss. Senior Kim Waleszonia suffered an injury to her left leg in the first inning of the Gators' 7-3 win against Texas Tech on Saturday night. The center fielder dropped a bunt and sped toward first base, but when she was tagged, she flew through the air and landed in obvious pain. She remained on the ground for several minutes amid silence from the crowd, only to be carried off by her coaches. Waleszonia was on crutches in the dugout during the Gators' doubleheader Sunday, but UF coach Tim Walton said he did not know the extent of the injury yet. "We're going to miss her enthusiasm on the field, but I'm sure she'll make a quick recovery," right fielder Kelsey Bruder said. "We're just all working together trying to keep the morale up." No. 2 UF (19-2) won all six of its games in the Cox Invitational held at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium this weekend. Junior Francesca Enea celebrated her 21st birthday Saturday with three hits, three RBIs and a home run that smashed into the scoreboard. The night before her injury, Waleszonia broke the career school hits record with an infield single. "She gets a hit almost every time I look up," Walton said Friday. "To have played such a great schedule in her career and have that many hits just tells you what kind of a special player she is." The game in which Waleszonia broke the record -UF's 10-5 win against Pacific -also had special meaning for Walton, as it was the 300th victory of his career. Several hours later, Walton got win No. 301 in the Gators' 8-0 victory against South Florida. Enea and pitcher Stacey Nelson (9-2) led the Gators to two more wins Saturday -a 9-1 beating of Illinois and a 7-3 win against Texas Tech. "We're going to miss (Waleszonia's) enthusiasm on the field, but I'm sure she'll make a quick recovery." Kelsey Bruder UF sophomore right fielder Enea jumpstarted the Gators' offense, crushing her sixth home run of the season. When pitcher Stephanie Brombacher allowed two more Red Raiders to get on base in the fifth inning, Nelson came in to relieve the sophomore, and Texas Tech went hitless for the rest of the game. Nelson also relieved Brombacher on Sunday in the Gators' 7-2 win against Illinois. Enea and Bruder provided the firepower UF needed at the plate again Sunday, when they combined for four RBIs on four hits, including Bruder's third home run of the weekend in the final game of the tournament, a 9-1 win against South Florida. Georgia dominates UF By EUGENIO TORRENS Alligator Writer The Gators had a good meet. The Bulldogs had an exceptional one. UF set a new season-best score. Georgia set season highs on all four apparatuses. Add in a perfect 10 for the Bulldogs (10-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference), and you have the recipe for No. 1 Georgia's 198.2 to 196.65 win against No. 7 UF in Athens, Ga., on Saturday. The Bulldogs' score is the highest for any school this season. "I feel like we went out and had a successful meet," junior Melanie Sinclair said. "Considering we had to count a fall, I think we did really, really well tonight." As if having Georgia firing on all cylinders wasn't enough, UF (5-3, 3-3 SEC) again had to battle injuries with senior Corey Hartung taken out of the floor exercise and vault lineups because of a strained muscle in her left calf. "It was an extremely difficult situation of being short-handed," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said. "She's an All-American every time on floor, so yeah, we know that hurts us." The Gators started the afternoon with a 49.275 on uneven bars. They were down from the first event, as Georgia notched its first of four season bests on vault, a 49.425. The Gators followed with a 48.625 on vault, forced to count a fall suffered by Courtney Gladys because the team was only five deep with Hartung scratched off the vault lineup. Faced with Hartung's absence again, the Gators responded by tying their season best on floor with a 49.45, including a 9.8 from Gladys. Amanda Castillo returned to the competitive floor lineup for the first time this season. Castillo has Sinclair been hampered by ankle bursitis but exhibitioned floor Feb. 20 against Alabama. "Amanda's getting closer," Faehn said. "It was obvious tonight that she has that spark. That's the first step, and then getting her (routine's level of) difficulty back." The loss at Georgia ended UF's SEC play until the league championships begin on March 21 and also illuminated the Gators' desperate need to get healthy. "The key for us is we have to get athletes healthy," Faehn said. "Or at least as healthy as they can be for us to field a lineup. We just gotta get people healthy." Gators land fourth defensive back recruit for 2010 class By TYLER JETT Alligator Writer Recruiting analysts have said the Gators' 2010 recruiting class would need to have a heavy dose of defensive backs. UF's coaches must feel the same way. Jonathan Dowling, a 6-foot-3, 178-pound safety out of Southeast High in Bradenton, orally committed to the Gators on Sunday while on an unofficial visit. He is the fourth commit of UF's 2010 class who plays in the defensive backfield. Dowling had already narrowed his list down to UF and Alabama and has taken visits to both schools in the last week. "Florida just feels, like, real family-oriented, and it just feels like, 'That's my home,"' he said. "Alabama, Football it just felt like a regular college." Dowling spent Sunday with UF safeties coach Chuck Heater and was assured he would play that position if he chose the Gators. Although signing day is almost a year away, Dowling wanted to end the recruiting process early. 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