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VOLUME 102 ISSUE 115


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We Inform. You Decide.


STATE


UF spends over $100M on federal lobbying


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

As lawmakers started the
spring legislative session Tuesday,
they were joined by lobbyists from


around the state, including about
six of UF's own lobbyists.]
Those six are part of a team of
11 lobbyists employed by UF on
the federal and state level to help
shore up funds for research proj-
ects and other causes near and


dear to the university.
On the federal side of things,
UF was one of almost 300 colleges,
universities and other educational
groups in 2008 that spent over $100
million on federal lobbying for the
first time since the Center for Re-


sponsive Politics began compiling
numbers in 1998. In 2008, UF used
BGR Group, the same lobbying
group as Abercrombie & Fitch,
Lockheed Martin and Pfizer, ac-
cording to the center
From 1998 to 2008, UF's federal


lobbying expenses climbed from
$80,000 a year to $240,000, hitting a
peak of $300,000 in 2005, according
to the center's database on opense-
crets.org.Those numbers don't tell
the whole story, though.
SEE LOBBYING, PAGE 10


Old senators give


tearful goodbyes


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

Tuesday night's back-to-
back Student Senate meetings
were filled with tearful good-
byes and words of encourage-
ment, as old senators left and
new senators sat through their
first meeting.
Independent Sen. Audrey
Goldman and Gator Sen. Su-
zanne Hershman were chosen
as the new Senate president
and Senate Pro-tempore, re-
spectively, following the de-
parture of Senate President
Jordan Johnson, who was
elected as UF's next Student
Body president last week.
Between goodbyes, sena-
tors also got down to business,
passing one bill and one reso-
lution.
The bill, which passed
unanimously, gave $35,130.86
to the Board of College Coun-
cils, which is responsible for
divvying up funds and distrib-
uting them among various col-
lege councils on campus.


The passed resolution was
in support of Gator Ride, a stu-
dent organization that hopes to
provide transportation to UF
students around Gainesville
who are unable to drive re-
sponsibly because of alcohol
consumption.
A resolution is a piece of
legislation which presents an
opinion but takes no action.
Gator Ride was denied
funding from the Senate sev-
eral weeks ago because of li-
ability issues.
A copy of the resolution
will be sent to Tigert Hall and
given to UF's General Council
to access, before SG reconsid-
ers allotting funding.
Jared Hamil was also ap-
proved to fill the empty Dis-
trict E seat.
Stephen Lawson, chairman
of SG's Elections Commission,
also stopped by to validate the
results from last week's SG
election, which included the
results for Student Body presi-
dent and the 50 filled Student
SEE SENATE, PAGE 10


Years of experience create bonds among UPD officers


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Contributing Writer

Two men lounging at the Patrol Divi-
sion front desk said I was in for some good
stories that night.
"He's going to tell you stories about


the war," the man wearing a baseball cap troduced himself as Officer Ray Metrick.
joked. He had a gray mustache, and his gentle
"What war?" his friend asked. face was etched with laugh
"The Civil War." The baseball-cap wear- Special lines.
er grinned. Report As he ushered me out of the
As if on cue, an older gentleman in uni- chipped and weathered brick
form strolled out of the back room and in- building on UF's campus, 40-degree wind


hit our cheeks, reddening them instantly. I
was accompanying Metrick on a five-hour
patrol for the University Police Depart-
ment, where we would scour campus for
law breakers and mischief mongers. The
streets were already bustling due to Friday
SEE UPD, PAGE 9


UF women's
basketball coach
Amanda Butler
(right) is stressing
defensive effort as
the key to victory for
her team as it enters
the Southeastern
Conference Tourna-
ment on Friday.
See Story, Page 32.


Man arrested after crashing car into house, fleeing scene
A man was arrested after he crashed his car into the side of a
house Tuesday night.
At about 10:30 p.m. a Gainesville police officer attempted to
pull over a black Cadillac STS for a traffic violation said GPD Sgt.
Stephen Hayes.
Hayes said instead of pulling over, the man sped up, losing
control of his car and crashing it into the house at 1202 NW 4th
Ave. The man crawled out of the passenger side of the car and ran
north, but the officer caught him, Hayes said.
The man was carrying crack, Hayes said.
KATIE EMMETS


* A photo exhibit
that provides a
glimpse into the
lives of Muslim-
Americans is on
display in the
Reitz Union until
Monday. See
Story, Page 5.


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Seth Zebrick, 20, Hussain Khalid, 19, Shirak Zakaryan, 19, and others consider their bets at the Texas
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Candlelight Vigil
Today, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
In front of Norman Hall
This candlelight vigil will be a
demonstration of support for
the undergrad education that
UF has to offer.

Gainesville Green Drinks
Today, 6 to 8 p.m.
Ti Amo! Restaurant
12 S.E. Second Ave.
Gainesville Green Drinks meets
on the first Wednesday of every
month for those interested in or
involved with environmental
issues. Attendees are welcome
to share news about their green
projects or something they'd
like to see in Gainesville. The
meeting is open to anyone inter-
ested in environmental issues.

Venezuela: Political and
Economic Realities
Today, 4 p.m.
Smathers Library (East)
Room lA
Presented by Teodoro Petkoff
(Editor-in-chief, Tal Cual,
Venezuela), who will be pre-
senting a lecture about the cur-
rent situation of Venezuela. The
lecture is open to everyone and
will be presented in Spanish.

UF's Psychology Club/Psi Chi
Honor Society Meeting
Today, 7:20 p.m.
New Physics Building
Room 1001
Featuring guest speaker Dr.
Rowland S. Miller, Professor of
Neurobehavioral Psychology
and Department Chair. Krispy
Kreme donuts will be served at
the beginning of the meeting.

"The Founding of Colonial
Georgia: For the Glory of God
and the Wealth and Trade of
Great Britain"
Today, 11:45 a.m.
Turlington 3312
A talk by Nate Herrod in the
Brown Bag Series of the Center
for European Studies. Snacks
and sodas provided.

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Today and Thursday, 8 and
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Islam in Europe Workshop
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County unveils first


solar panel project


By KATIE EMMETS
Alligator Writer
kemmets@alligator.org

The first Alachua County Gov-
ernment large-scale solar panel
project was unveiled Tuesday.
There are now 128 solar panels
at the Leveda Brown Environmen-
tal Park, said Ron Bishop, Alachua
County solid waste engineer.
The energy provided by the
panels will be sold to Gainesville
Regional Utilities for 32 cents a
kilowatt-hour under the new feed-
in tariff bill that was implemented
March 1.
"By the end of the year,
Gainesville will have produced
twice as much energy as the entire
state," he said.
Bishop said that the park expects


the panels to produce enough en-
ergy to power three or four houses
per day.
"Sunlight is free. It's deliv-
ered to your door without
any shipping and handling
fees."
Ron Bishop
Alachua County engineer


Bishop said he started thinking
about ways to use alternative en-
ergy more than 25 years ago, but
because it was too expensive he
didn't begin thinking realistically
about it until four years ago.
"Sunlight is free," he said. "It's
delivered to your door without any
shipping and handling fees."


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Gainesville County Commissioner Mike Byerly cuts a ribbon for the solar panel ceremony during the
"Solar Power On! Ceremony" at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station Tuesday.


Utility rate decrease could mean fewer UF budget cuts


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

Progress Energy, which sells electricity to
UF, has requested a decrease in electric rates
that could soften UF's budget cut bybetween
$2 million and $3 million, according to Matt
Fajack, UF's chief financial officer.
The request must still be approved by


Florida's Public Service Commission. It
would go into effect for the April billing
cycle.Tim Leljedal, a spokesman for Prog-
ress Energy, said the company requested
the rate cuts because fuel prices have come
down and because it decided to postpone
some charges for a nuclear power plant be-
ing built in Levy County.
The proposed rate decrease follows a few
other decreases in UF's original utilities pro-


jections for the current fiscal year.
UF factored in about $10 million for in-
creases in its utility bills into
On the potential $72 million to
Campus $75 million budget cut that
UF President Bernie Machen
announced in January, Fajack
said.
With the proposed rate decrease and oth-
er developments, the size of that cut is now


expected to be about $5.5 million, he said.
The increases in utilities would normally
be paid by the state, which pays utilities for
UF's educational buildings.
This year, the state didn't pick up the tab
for the extra costs.
And it may not shell out the money next
fiscal year either, so UF is still factoring
about $11 million for next year's increases
into the potential budget cut, Fajack said.


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ON CAMPUS


UF may replace E-Learning system with upgrade


By KRISTEN HUFF
Alligator Contributing Writer

After this week, it may not be
long before blogs and Wikis be-
come regular parts of the UF cur-
riculum.
Today, a committee will fin-
ish reviewing new-and-improved
E-Leaming systems, which will
include more up-to-date features
than the current system.
E-Leaming is UF's curriculum
management system, which allows
professors to teach all or parts of
their courses online.
"Part of what we're looking for
as we're looking for a new system


is a way to get to new technologies
and put them into the hands of
teachers and students to enhance
learning. That's what it's all about,"
said Doug Johnson, the manager of
E-Leaming Support Services.
It is likely that UF would have
switched to a newer course man-
agement system soon anyway, but
a pressing matter sped the process
along, Johnson said.
Vista, the vendor which sup-
ports UF's current course man-
agement system and branded E-
Learning at UF, announced last fall
that as of October 2011 it would no
longer support the program.
A 17-member committee com-


"I don't know whether stu-
dents are going to particu-
larly like that or not."
DougJohnson
E-Learning Support Services
manager

prised of 12 faculty members from
different UF departments and five
online program support employ-
ees was established to evaluate
different systems used by peer in-
stitutions.
During the past year, the com-
mittee has reviewed three possible
systems.
UF has been using a course


management system since 1997.
The Vista version has been in use
since 2003.
Johnson said the current sys-
tem, which has 30,000 live sections
this semester, functions well, but
each of the three new systems will
allow instructors to do more. For
example, improved tools in all of
the considered systems will allow
teachers to more easily build tests
and quizzes online.
"I don't know whether students
are going to particularly like that
or not," Johnson said.
Other features will cater to stu-
dents and professors, such as a
class blog to make learning more


interactive.
While the committee hopes to
make a recommendation to the
chief information officer by the
end of March, Johnson said it is
unclear when the new system will
be implemented.
With the current budget situa-
tion, it may be more cost effective
to renew the Vista contract for 2010
and save the costs of installing the
new system for 2011. Johnson said
he would like to have the system
installed by August 2010.
"That's one of those funding
issues," he said. "If we're given
funding to get enough staff, we
can definitely make the move."


Anti-Amendment i group to premier two TV ads today


* EQUALITY IS GAINESVILLE'S
BUSINESS RAISED $59,015 SO FAR.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

Joanne is a lesbian firefighter.
She protects all Gainesville citizens equal-
ly, she says through the TV screen.
And she asks that on March 24, voters
allow Gainesville to do the same by voting


"no" on Amendment 1.
The commercial is one of two by Equality
is Gainesville's Business, which will hit cable
channels today and run until the election.
The same commercials will air Thursday
on network TV, including WCJB TV-20 and
the CW.
"I could be fired from my job, or denied
a home, for no other reason than my sexual
orientation," Joanne says of Amendment 1
in the commercial.
The amendment would nullify Chapter
8 of the Gainesville Code of Ordinances,


titled "Discrimination." Instead, protections
would be provided by the Florida Civil
Rights Act at the state level. In effect, this
would remove protected status for transgen-
der, lesbian, gay and bisexual Gainesville
residents and loosen protec-
Local tions for other classes.
News The second commercial
features a group of eight peo-
ple, each providing a few words to an over-
all message against the amendment.
A UF student, a reverend and Michael
Bowie, the president of the local branch of


the National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, speak in the com-
mercial.
"The NAACP, for a long time, has fought
discrimination and is opposing Amendment
1," Bowie said.
Craig Lowe, a city commissioner and
founder of Equality, declined to comment
on the commercial's cost. As of February
13, Equality raised $59,015, the most money
of any political action committee in Gaines-
ville's history, according to the Alachua
County Supervisor of Elections.


LOCAL ELECTIONS

Commission candidates discuss economy, Amendment 1


By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Although they clearly have their
differences, there is one thing all
candidates for the Gainesville City
Commission can agree on: spending
must be cut.
"We have a deficit right now,
and we need to be looking for ways
to cut back, not ways to spend more
money," said At-Large 1 candidate
Robert Krames at a forum Tuesday
night.
Krames, along with the six
other candidates running for the
Gainesville city commission, spoke
to about 40 people in a Gainesville
commission candidate forum.
Two city commission seats, Dis-
trict 1 and At-Large 1, are up for re-
election March 24.
Tuesday's forum was held at the
Alachua County downtown library
at 401 E. University Ave.
A major point of discussion was
what to do in these tough economic
times.
District 1 Commissioner Scher-
win Henry spoke about the need to
diversify the local economy and at-
tract industry to Gainesville.
Henry cited the green jobs that
will be generated by the new solar
feed-in tariff as an example of suc-
cess.
Gainesville is the first city in the
U. S. to implement a solar feed-in
tariff, which pays citizens for solar
energy production.


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District 1 City Commissioner Scherwin Henry, up for re-election at the end of this month, answers a
question during the Gainesville City Commission Candidates Forum while opponent Marcia Wimberly
listens, at the Downtown Library on Tuesday evening.


Marcia Wimberly, Henry's chal-
lenger for the District 1 seat, said
it would be wiser to help existing
Gainesville businesses.
"I actually would like to see re-
tention of the businesses we have,
because many of them are closing,"
Wimberly said.


"The mom-and-pop businesses
are still the No. 1 employers," she
added.
Wimberly suggested implement-
ing additional tax credits and creat-
ing new-business incubators to help
struggling Gainesville businesses.
The candidates for the At-Large


1 commission seat also voiced opin-
ions on how to handle the city's fis-
cal pains.
Krames emphasized the need to
cut back on unnecessary city ser-
vices, potentially merging similar
services with the county.
Tom Cunilio, also running for


the At-Large 1 seat, also called for an
end to wasteful city spending.
"I'm amazed at the money we
throw around," he said.
At-Large 1 incumbent Jeanna
Mastrodicasa suggested a freeze on
raises and a reduction on the num-
ber of projects.
Another of Mastrodicasa's chal-
lengers, James Schlachta, said the
city must decide what projects are
important and what can be cut.
"There are some things that
we will just not be able to fund,"
Schlachta said.
Another hotly debated issue on
the ballot was Charter Amendment
1, which would remove legal protec-
tion against discrimination based on
sexual orientation or gender identi-
ty. Both District 1 candidates, Henry
and Wimberly, voiced disapproval
of the amendment.
"As a city commissioner, I must
protect all the citizens of Gainesville,"
Henry said.
Among the At-Large 1 candi-
dates, all but Mastrodicasa are for it.
"I'm a very conservative person,"
said At-Large 1 candidate Richard
Selwach. "I'm an advocate for a tra-
ditional marriage and family."
Selwach said he has spoken to
women and children that have ex-
pressed concern about the possibility
of men using women's restrooms.
"They're telling me that they
don't want men in the bathroom,"
Selwach said. "I'm going to support
those women and children."






WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5


ON CAMPUS

Photo exhibit aims to curb stereotypes of Muslims


By CHELSEA KEENAN
Alligator Writer

The 28 photos displayed on the
wall of the Reitz Union show the
faces and lives of people who, ac-
cording to some, often face adver-
sity in society.
The photos, which depict the
lives of Muslims, were taken as
part of a nationwide photography
project called Unseen America and
will be on display until Monday.
Liz Gottlieb, the coordinator of
UF's exhibit, said the project first
started in New York City, when
immigrant workers were prompt-
ed to start documenting their lives
through photography.
Now the project is used by mi-
nority groups who have had to
fight stereotypes and prejudice in
the past, she said.
The five UF students who took
the photos were all members of
Islam on Campus and hoped to
dispel the different stereotypes
placed on Muslim-Americans in a
post-Sept. 11 society.
The pictures display different
aspects of the photographers' lives,
using family and friends as muses.
Many center on the Islamic reli-
gion showing moments of prayer
and time spent in celebration dur-


ing various Islamic holidays.
"Overall we wanted to show
that Muslims are like everyone
else," said UF graduate student
Muhsin Aziz Ahmad.
Although Ahmad, who is
studying food science and human
nutrition, said he was an amateur
when it came to photography, he
carried his camera with him every-
where in case he came across the
perfect moment.
"There is a basic stereo-
type that Muslims are
terrorists."
Asaad Musda
UF electrical engineering
graduate student

He said he went "picture cra-
zy," taking about 1,000 pictures
between August and December
before he found the six pictures he
wanted to submit.
Aziz, who said his theme was
family, took many pictures of his
father, who is a doctor.
Asaad Musda, a UF graduate
student studying electrical engi-
neering, said he has always been
interested in photography and saw
the project as a way to show off his
skill as well as the daily lives as


Shirley Hiney pauses to look at photos taken by Muslim-American students as part of the exhibit by
Unseen America in the Reitz Union on Tuesday.
Muslims. "People usually see our religion lims celebrating Eid, the holiday
"There is a basic stereotype that as violent and full of hatred," he that signifies the end of Ramadan
Muslims are terrorists," he said. said. and fasting.
Graduate student Mohammad- Mohammed hoped to break this "They're greeting one another
Eslam Mohammed agreed. myth by showing pictures of Mus- warmly," he said.


UF student to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight


By AMBER EHRKE
Alligator Contributing Writer

When she was 7 years old, Krystina
Gustafson would slide into her mom's
high heels, saunter in front of the televi-
sion and pretend to be Vanna White, "flip-


ping" the letters on the screen.
"She had the walk down perfectly,"
said her mother, Mary Gustafson.
In December, the UF journalism senior
accomplished what she said was one of
her lifelong goals to compete on "Wheel
of Fortune."


The show will air tonight on CBS at 7
p.m. Gustafson said she is not
Student revealing details about her
Life success, so she can surprise
her friends when it airs.
She began the tryout pro-
cess, which consisted of two auditions, in


October.
She got the call three weeks after her
second audition.
"I didn't really think I'd make it," she
said. "It had always been a dream, but I
just went on a whim without expecting
any results."


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Editorial

Slow News Day

Online news sources

add to cultural illiteracy

No news isn't necessarily good news.
When the Editorial Board sits down each day to go over fod-
der for the next day's editorial, we usually have a few strange,
funny or otherwise relevant news stories to choose from.
We try not to focus on trivial news or ignore big issues, espe-
cially when they impact UF students in some way.
But today, when we were scouring national headlines trying
to find something to opine on, it became apparent that either
nothing interesting happened today, or the United States has
become completely ignorant of what's actually going on in the
world.
CNN.com, an otherwise reputable news source, has the op-
tion of ranking stories by popularity.
The most popular headline? "Sexy tot mom pics!"
Following that are stories about Michael Jackson, the televi-
sion show "Wife Swap," an asteroid perched precariously close
to the Earth and a few missing person and plane crash stories
that the cable news is currently obsessing over.
To be fair, a story about President Barack Obama overturn-
ing a Bush law that weakened the Endangered Species Act is
also high up on the list, but that's the only story pertaining to
national or world issues out of the ten.
This ignorance is nothing new scholars have published
several journal articles on the concept of "American privilege"
- the idea that Americans feel that they can disregard the rest
of the world just because they sit in a position of power and
relative wealth. American high school students don't know a
world map from a hole in the ground, and UF students prob-
ably know more about drink specials in midtown on Wasted
Wednesday than about U.S. foreign or economic policy, let
alone international relations.
News is digested in bullet points and sound bites, which gels
with the fast pace of our society. Americans want their news
now, and they want it on computers, BlackBerrys and Kindles
alongside broadsheet newsprint.
Opposing technology is nothing less than curmudgeonly,
and the Editorial Board embraces the positive effect the Internet
has had on journalism and storytelling.
But in breaking up the news by story, people can read ex-
actly what they want to read and disregard the rest.
Unfortunately, most of the time people would rather read
stories about kittens being stuffed in smoky bongs (also on
CNN.com's top 10 list) than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's
recent envoy in Israel.
And the current crisis in the journalism industry doesn't
bode well for in-depth investigative stories or international per-
spectives.
As more and more great papers like the Rocky Mountain
News close their doors, fallen victim to the faltering economy
and years of negative revenue, people will become less and less
informed.
They will get their news from several national online sources
like CNN.com, and small yet significant issues will go unno-
ticed.
Newspapers exist to serve the community. They are charged
with exposing corruption and keeping local government offi-
cials honest. Local newspapers are already struggling to keep
reporters on staff to cover crucial local issues like City Com-
mission meetings, and predictions for the future are less than
bright.
As more news moves online, many will give up their morn-
ing newspaper-and-breakfast rituals. Maybe they'll skip break-
fast altogether and just head in to work, where they can browse
PerezHilton.com from the safety of their cubicles. But one thing
is certain: As more newspapers go under, Americans will be-
come less informed, and a great service to society will be lost.


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Column

Body image issues transcend 'Barbie'


Before Carrie Bradshaw, there was Barbara Millicent
Roberts. She turns 50 years old this week, and she's
never looked better.
You may know her as Barbie that doll with flaw-
less skin, the toy that never has to excuse herself to the
little doll's room to touch up her eyeliner or lipstick, the
one with the feet that come stiletto-ready. In five decades,
she's managed to have over one hundred careers, each one
with its own accessories. She even has her own pinked-out
aisle in the toy stores.
I have to admit: I'm impressed.
Barbie is the doll America loves to hate. Feminists have
held dear their right to blast the half-inch-shy-of-a-foot-
tall toy, blaming her for low self-esteem and eating disor-
ders among girls.
All that blame can't be placed on her tiny shoulders,
though.
The problem is that it's almost too easy to blame Barbie
for negative body images. We're a society that just loves to
blame others for our problems, and it doesn't matter who
takes the blame so long as we don't have to answer for
our own shortcomings.
I grew up with the support of strong, encouraging
women who embody what I believe Barbie stands for, not
as a fashionista, but rather as a strong feminine icon that
has stood the test of time.
Family members, friends, even teachers: The people we
interact with on a regular basis are who shape our self-im-
ages in the end, not some molded piece of plastic covered
in pink frills.
A scene from "Mean Girls" comes to mind, where the
Plastics are standing in front of a mirror pointing out their
flaws. When they get to Cady Heron, all she can say is "I
have really bad breath in the morning."


One can look at the char-
acter of the head Plastic, Re-
gina George, and draw links
between her and Barbie: the
dream house, expensive car
and huge wardrobe but Bar-
bie never wistfully sighs, wish-
Naudia Jawad ing her thighs had a little less
letters@alligator org jiggle to them or saying that her
hairline looks weird. Therein
lies the problem with the "girl
world." It's okay to want to
spend a day in Barbie's teeny-tiny shoes, but the obsession
with perfection goes way beyond a doll.
Yes, I've skipped meals before. And yes, I've also stood
in front of a mirror analyzing everything I disliked about
myself (huge pores and sucky nail beds included). It took
a while before I realized how harmful that negativity was,
and perhaps I am still grappling with the issue of my body
image. Many girls are, whether they play with Barbie dolls
or not.
Let's give Barbie a break. She has had her superficial
shortcomings along the way, but she's managed to stay
classy since her 1959 debut in a black-and-white striped
swimsuit. Instead of shouting about how sexist her body
proportions are, how about we work to use positive rein-
forcement to boost the body images of those around us?
But as we head out for Spring Break, perhaps we should
all embrace the Barbie within us. Ladies, go out and flaunt
what your mommas gave you.
Save the negativity for that term paper due on the
16th.
Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her col-
umn appears on Wednesdays.


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


Reader response
Today's question: Do you own a Tuesday's question: Are you go-
pair of jorts? ing to Mexico for Spring Break?

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Guest column

Fashion Week doesn't represent real-life Gainesville fashion


When you throw a festival of some
sort, typically it is supposed to be in
a location that has something to do
with what the festival is about.
Like Coffee Week in Seattle or Mugging
Week in Detroit. Things synonymous with
that city.
This must be the logic, then, behind the first
annual Gainesville Fashion Week. Because
Lord knows, when I think haute couture, the
first place that comes to mind is North Central
Florida.
Now, I understand that some of the party
promoters here in Gainesville like to try to
give our little college town the occasional up-
scale vibe. This is why I am constantly getting
Facebook invitations to events claiming to be
"High Society," while the next sentence tells
me there are $2 shots of Old Crow if I go be-
fore 11. But honestly, folks, Fashion Week?
That's kind of like having West Virginia Cul-
ture Week or the Utah Diversity Festival. Out-


side of a handful of kids I've met here from
Miami and our inexplicable Long Island trans-
plant population, I haven't met a whole lot of
people in Gainesville who could tell a Prada
loafer from a ProWing.
So given the fact that our city has about as
much fashion sense as an emu double-fisting
handles of Jack Daniels, one has to ask, "What
exactly is Gainesville Fashion Week going to
entail?"
I mean, a seven-day collection of No. 15 jer-
seys and Urban Meyer gameday polos doesn't
exactly constitute a Fashion Week. Nor does
bringing in models to sport whatever Tim
Tebow fellatio the university has decided
would look good on a T-shirt. Heidi Klum
rocking "The Promise"? I'm thinking cover
of next month's Vogue. And really, can any
town that has more jean shorts per capita than
it does cell phones really be mentioned next to
the word "fashion"? Even if it could, you really
think all the A-list designers are immediately


Matthew Meltzer going to start em-
Speaking Out bracing the monu-
mental regression
in fashion that is
the jort? I don't even think there's a word for it
in Italian. It's too horrific a thought.
Why do I get the feeling that a year from
now we're not going to be seeing models strut-
ting through Miami in $1,000 Versace jorts and
a pair of Cavalli flip-flops? Why am I thinking
that "frat boy couture" is not going to be the
next big thing in Milan?
"Hello, Harry? This is Salvatore Ferraga-
mo. How soon can we come out with a line
of T-shirts from frat parties that happened
two years ago? That long? OK, what about
leg warmers and Uggs? Think we can do that
faster? I have to get on this before de la Renta,
or we'll be a laughingstock next month in New
York."
Perhaps someone is hoping Vera Wang
will decide to come out with a line of blue and


orange sundresses, who knows?
Maybe this will be the start of something
big. Maybe Donna Karan will see the fashion
revolution that is the jean short and decide to
set up shop at Oaks Mall right between the
beauty supply store and Gator Mania. Maybe
Gucci will follow suit and open a location next
to Balls. And maybe those expensive ads with
shop locations on the bottom will someday
read "Rodeo Drive, Bal Harbour, Butler Pla-
za." But somehow, I doubt it.
Somehow I think this column is really more
of a collection of all the jokes that have been
going through everyone's heads since they
heard the term "Gainesville Fashion Week."
Whoever is promoting this, I appreciate
your effort. But maybe next time take a clue
from the people who tried to promote Ohio
Championship Month, and pick something a
little more appropriate.
Matthew Meltzer is a journalism graduate
student.


Letter to the Editor
Gym's weight room not just for men
Joshua Nederveld is a chauvinistic, pea-for-a-
brain, wannabe meathead. As a woman who regu-
larly uses the bench (with her measly 70 pounds),
I am outraged by his delusional "unwritten laws"
of the weight room.
Nederveld and gym bros like him need to stop
comparing their paltry triceps in the mirror wall
and take a good look around. He needs to realize
that not all women are the 2.5 pound-lifting, nail-
breaking, elliptical-revolving girls he so eloquent-
ly speaks of. Sure those girls can be annoying, but
I can name plenty of others who squat just as much
as most guys.
Every member of the Student Body contributes
funding to Rec Sports through the activities fee.
Therefore, women pretty girls and tomboys
alike have an equal "right and privilege" to
use the "good" side of the gym as do the goril-
las. As far as Nederveld's unsubstantial comments
about the gym music selection, don't be fooled. I
am quite sure he is guilty of knowing more than
a few of the words to "Since You've Been Gone"
(and liking it).
Listening to endless amounts of Rage Against
the Machine while curling 30s won't make him
more of a man. If Nederveld simply can't stand
the mood Akon puts him in, I have one simple tip
for the beefcake get an iPod, and while he's at
it, a life, so he can find something better to do than
rag on the ladies in the weight room who he and
his puny pecs don't stand a chance with.
Emily Congdon
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Column

Conservative movement reduced to spiteful, whiny children


Iwas once informed that the only way to
gain a clear understanding of a political
group or a movement is to hear what one
of their die-hard partisans has to say on the
subject.
A liberal, even when trying to be objec-
tive, will mischaracterize a conservative and
vice versa but let one of a group's very
own firebrands take the stage and then you
begin to find out what they're really about.
Such instances are guaranteed to be entertain-
ing, if not educational, and one occurred very
recently at the Conservative Political Action
Conference, a meeting of conservative lumi-
naries that parallels the worst excesses of the
Chautauqua tent.
Since the Obamanon, the conservative
movement has been experiencing a malaise -
Sean Hannity has even gone so far as to open
his show with the proclamation of "Conserva-
tism in Exile!" Clearly, these lost souls need a


leader. So, which firebrand rose to the occa-
sion and gave an impassioned (and more than
twice as long as allotted) speech in defense of
conservatism?
None other than the current poster-boy of
the conservative movement, Rush "The Dop-
er" Limbaugh. The radio personality called
out the president during his speech, thunder-
ing "President Obama: Your agenda is not
new, it's not change and it's not hope." It goes
without saying that this remark was well-
received. Limbaugh's speech can give some
valid insight into the current incarnation of the
conservative movement.
For example, an uncomfortable amount of
his speech was dedicated to that old pastime
of his: self-aggrandizement. He even included
a painfully unfunny joke about how God likes
to imagine that he's Rush Limbaugh. Addi-
tionally, the luminary pointed out to his some-
what jangled audience that he believes Presi-


dent Barack Obama
has the power to de-
stroy the conservative
movement.
Limbaugh's speech
was heavy on criti-
cism and hysterics,
Eric Chianese but weak on ideas.
letters@alligator.org This, to me, seems to
be the primary prob-
lem with the current
conservative move-
ment. The loss of powers so long enjoyed and
so poorly used seems to have unhinged them
a bit and reduced today's conservative move-
ment to a histrionic, spiteful gang of children.
There is, undoubtedly, a power vacuum
in the conservative movement as it exists and
the GOP in general. Gov. Bobby Jindal, it was
hoped, would be able to step up to the plate
as the Republican answer to Obama, but his


speech went over about as well as Limbaugh's
draft-dodging at a meeting of the Vietnam
Veterans of America. Gov. Sarah Palin, against
all logic, is performing well in current polls,
but the idea of Palin 2012 is a joke and most
conservatives know it. With no one to fill the
shoes which are feeling increasingly empty
since the days of Reagan, naturally the conser-
vatives are paying some heed to the bold and
confident Limbaugh.
They would do well to practice caution,
however, as this particular pied piper might
very well lead them off a cliff and actually suc-
ceed in destroying the movement. For their
own sake, conservatives need to hitch their
outdated covered wagon to a figure more in-
terested in ideas and less in...well.. .himself.
And preferably one who has never referred
to Obama as a "magic negro."
Eric Chianese is an English junior. His column
appears weekly.






8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


Documentary on civil rights struggle airs this month


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

When thinking of the Civil Rights Move-
ment, Gainesville doesn't immediately
come to mind.
But "Freedom Ride 2008," a 25-minute
documentary that surveys Alachua Coun-
ty's Civil Rights Movement, proves that
Gainesville played an important role.
The documentary will air three times
per day on Alachua County's Community
12 Television through mid-March. The doc-
umentary aired in early February for Black


History Month.
Community 12 TV producer Alan Yeat-
ter said the station has done special pro-
gramming for Black History Month since
2005. Yeatter said he saw the re-dedication
of the Gainesville bus depot in Rosa Parks'
honor as the perfect opportunity for this
year's filming.
"It's important to understand our his-
tory so we have a better understanding of
our present," he said.
The film opens with Alachua residents
singing and clapping to the word "free-
dom" as they ride a Regional Transit Sys-


tem bus with same word flashing on a dis-
play at the front of the bus.
Leslie Cosby, Gainesville High School's
first African American teacher, said it's im-
portant for younger genera-
On tions to understand what hap-
CampuS pened during the '50s and'60s.
"If you have no idea what's
going on, then you don't realize the oppor-
tunities you have because of what someone
else sacrificed," she said.
"It's nice to know both sides of the
coin," she said.
Yeatter said that because Gainesville has


a large student population and sees a lot of
people coming and going, the area's history
may not be widely known.
"People might think of the civil rights
movement in more national terms without
really thinking about what things were like
within our own community," he said.
According to Cosby, experiencing the
Civil Rights Movement in Gainesville was
different than it would have been in a big
city because of the tight-knit community
developed by UF.
"Gainesville is a unique town," she said.
"Always has been, always will be."


LOCAL NEWS

Hot line offers help


with food stamps


By AMANDA HINES
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville residents are giv-
ing positive feedback on a cus-
tomer service call center hot line
in which people can learn about
applying for food stamps.
The line was funded by a
$14,973 allocation from the Ala-
chua County Board of Commis-
sioners.
The Department of Children
and Families added the hot line
to their list of services, said
Lynn Dann, an operations man-
agement consultant for the de-
partment.
Contacting the center is the
only way to ask about food
stamp benefits. The hot line is
for all calls, not just those about
applications, she said. It is the
only county-funded line in Flor-
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Before the hot line, 24 per-
cent of people who called were
waited on, and 55 percent of
those eligible for benefits got
them, according to a press re-
lease from the County Manag-
er's office.
Dann said the department ad-
vertised for the hot line to reach
people who haven't had to apply
before and might be hesitant to
go to the center in person.
It's too early for updated
statistics, but Dann said the hot
line has been popular.
About 600 people have
registered for food stamp ap-
plications since the hot line's
launch.
"Unfortunately, many are
eligible," she said.
The department is sched-
uled to display the results of the
service to the Alachua County
Commissioner's office in April.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9


AROUND GAINESVILLE


Man eats 30 wings in under 3 min.

* THE CONTEST RAISED
MONEY FOR RED CROSS.


By ANA GONI-LESSAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

It took Kyle Myers only two
minutes and 51 seconds to eat
30 wings at Gator's Dockside on
Tuesday night.
The two-time Newberry wa-
termelon-eating contest cham-
pion beat 23 other contestants in
the "Wing of Fire" wing-eating
competition, which included his
roommate, Steven Langston.
"I thought for sure that I
had him. And then I looked
over and he was done."
Steven Langston
Wing-eating competitor


Contestants, hands and faces
covered in orange wing sauce,
struggled to beat Myers as the
Rocky theme song played in the
background.
"I thought for sure that I had
him," Langston, who won second
place, said. "And then I looked
over and he was done."
Contestants paid $25 to com-
pete. The event raised $750 for the
American Red Cross, including
donations.
The winner won a $25 gift cer-
tificate to Satchel's and a trophy
with a gold rooster on top.
A chicken wing trophy was too
obnoxious, said Casey Schmelz,
an emergency services specialist
for Gainesville's American Red
Cross.


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scarfs wings at the Wing of Fire wing-eating contest at Gator's Dockside Tuesday.


Officers consider law enforcement an opportunity to help students


UPD, from page 1
night festivities.
As soon as I slid into the passenger's
seat of the patrol car and attempted to
warm my hands, we were winding down
Museum Road, and he began to share his
17 years in law enforcement with me. Dur-
ing casual conversation, he carefully moni-
tored the positions of the other officers on
duty on his computer screen, making sure
his patrol car wasn't far from them in case
they ran into an emergency situation.
"I always was with a good team," he
said. "I knew that someone had my back."
The recent career switch from covering
narcotics and violent crimes with different
law enforcement teams in South Florida to
patrolling a college campus hasn't fazed
him at all.
"I'm new, and they've been very good to
me," he said, grasping the steering wheel.
Metrick, 57, has been with UPD for
about 10 months, but his almost 20 years
of adrenaline rushes and team training put
him on par with seasoned UPD officers. He
was on the road Friday night with officers
who have put in the same amount of time
into UPD that he has with various agencies
across Florida.


He holds a certain respect for officers
who have stayed with UPD for almost two
decades.
Officers who have been in law enforce-
ment for many years have formed a trust
that mentally assures everyone they are go-
ing to go home safely after the shift ends.
That connection with his fellow officers
kept Metrick alert late Friday night as he
intently listened to the outdoor festivities
through his open car window, even though
the temperatures were in the 30s.
After about 15 minutes of waiting in
his patrol car near Fraternity Drive, a yel-
low Ford Escape zoomed past a stop sign,
oblivious to Metrick's presence in the
shadows.
He shifted into drive and sped after the
guilty driver, who kept hitting the brake
lights out of nervousness. The patrol car's
red and blue lights flickered and reflected
off "It is Unlawful to Feed the Alligators"
signs posted by Lake Alice.
After both cars were parked in the right-
hand lane on Museum Road, Metrick ex-
ited the car with calm and collected pro-
fessionalism, and he strolled over to the
driver's side window.
After issuing a ticket for an expired reg-
istration instead of running the stop sign,
Metrick scooted back into his vehicle and


added a copy of the ticket to a collection
shoved in the sun visor.
"Both students stuck out their hands
and thanked me for bringing it to their at-
tention," he said. "I felt like I was getting
through to them and that something was
accomplished."

Patrolling with compassion
Other UPD veterans who have been a
part of the Patrol Division have also turned
these types of positive interactions with
students and Gainesville residents into im-
portant career memories.
UPD Lt. Stacy Ettel sat in his chair back
at the UPD Administration Office, sur-
rounded by routine paperwork and manu-
als. He had a sharp chin, broad shoulders
and a voice that commanded attention and
discipline.
Ettel, who has served 16 years at UPD,
remarked that he considers law enforce-
ment to be an opportunity to help stu-
dents.
"You get a few minutes to show com-
passion," he said.
He recalled a moment when he helped
a man who skidded on his bicycle and
smacked his face on the pavement. Ettel
ran into the same man years later at gradu-
ation, and the man remembered how he


had washed his face and held his hand.
"Those are the things you remember,"
Ettel recalled. "They see you later on, and
they remember."
Just like the student who got his wallet
stolen at UF's Southwest Recreation Center
will probably remember the empathy Met-
rick showed Friday night when he spent
part of the evening looking through bush-
es with a flash light near a Hull Road bus
stop, hoping to find the wallet discarded in
the leaves.
The lanky student, with disheveled
blond hair and a UF pre-med T-shirt, paced
as he made multiple phone calls, distress
lacing his voice. Metrick gave him advice
about leaving personal belongings on the
basketball court.
After taking his information, Metrick
was back in his patrol car, and he parked
in the lot next to Keene-Flint Hall. It was
nearing 1 a.m., and people were starting to
filter out of the bars. A woman in a short
clubbing outfit stumbled past Metrick. As
she clung to her friend, she shouted and
waved with a smile, "Heyyyy! Heyyyy!"
Metrick didn't even flinch. He seemed
used to the unexpected, drunken greet-
ings, and focused more on spotting poten-
tial drunken drivers than humoring the
extroverted bar-hopper.


Gardens are


focus of new


art program

ByYVONNE AYALA
Alligator Contributing Writer

While many students buzz along Gale
Lemerand Drive as they make their way to
class, few may give a second glance toward
the shady oaks that conceal UF's Wilmot
Gardens.
The gardens, which sit behind Shands
Medical Plaza, have become the focus of
a new Art in the Gardens program. The
program offers art, music and meditation
workshops and performances, all free and
open to the public.
For example, Shands Arts in Medicine,
or AIM, has hosted a weekly flora and
fauna art series in the five-acre site since
January.
During the series, Shands patients have
worked with local artists to create their
own art.
AIM also hosts a weekly meditation se-
ries and monthly musical performances.
"We'd like to see students studying,
reading, relaxing and staff and physicians
to take a walk and get away from every-
thing in their day," said Linda Luecking,
the UF Wilmot Gardens project coordina-
tor. "We want the university to want to use
that space as a green space."
AIM was one of only four statewide ap-
plicants to receive a Culture Builds Florida
grant for $25,000 from the Florida Division
of Cultural Affairs.








ON CAMPUS

Student organizes candlelight vigil for education


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Staff Writer
tstewart@alligator.org

A UF graduate student in the College
of Education has organized a candlelight
vigil scheduled for today to protest the
possibility of cutting the college's under-
graduate programs.
The vigil is scheduled to start at 7:30
p.m. in front of Norman Hall.


UF recently asked the college, along
with the College of Nursing, to present
proposals with the pros and cons of cut-
ting their undergraduate programs.
Kali Davis, the student who is organiz-
ing the event, said a number of speakers
have been lined up.
The list includes students from the
college, the vice president of the Florida
Education Association and UF professor
Dorene Ross.


There will be about 240 battery-operat-
ed candles available at the event.
The event has been called a funeral,
but Davis said she's reluctant to use that
word.
"We don't want to convey any mes-
sages around death or anything, but it is
a time of mourning for public education,"
she said.
On Tuesday in Tallahassee, students
held an event of their own to kick off the


start of the legislative session, protesting
the possible cuts to Florida's higher educa-
tion system.
Julie LeBlanc, an FSU sophomore who
attended the event, said about 600 people
showed up to hear legislators and educa-
tional leaders speak.
"There's this preconceived notion that
students don't really give a damn, and I
think this showed that that's not necessar-
ily true," LeBlanc said.


Sen. O'Mara resigns, questions fraternity's campaigning methods

SENATE, from page 1 UF colleges and classes departed.
Their newly elected replacements
Senate seats as well as the three joined senators who were elected to
referendum questions and the one represent on- and off-campus living
initiative that passed. areas in the fall, to start the second
At the beginning of the meeting, meeting of the night.
many senators stood to speak. About an hour of public debate
Unite Party Sen. Will Harrell ensued, where senators voiced
summed up his thoughts by means opinions about who should become
of a short quote. the new Senate president and Sen-
"I thank my God in all my re- ate pro-tempore.
membrances of you," he said, re- During the discussion, re-elect-
ferring to the past memories and ed graduate representative Sen.
friends he made inside of Senate. Ryan O'Mara stood to announce
Harrell also thanked his parents, his resignation and to speak about
who supported him throughout his the methods used by his fraternity
four years at UF and even came to when he was an undergraduate to
hear his remarks. sway elections at UF.
Meanwhile, Progress Party Sen. O'Mara said he was forced to
Dave Schneider welcomed the new collect at least two "I-Voted" stick-
senators by laying out the tasks and ers and that members would be
challenges ahead of them. fined $50 if they failed to vote and
"We have work to do," he said. recruit a friend to do the same.
"We are facing budget cuts on the O'Mara, who recently ran in the
horizon, and now more than ever Progress Party this semester, ran
Student Government needs to be with the Gator Party in the past.
the soap box that speaks out to ad- "I knew my speech would piss
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator Staff ministration." people off but it's because it's the
Incoming Student Body President Jordan Johnson applauds an outgoing student senator during a sen- Afteranearlyfour-hourmeeting, truth," he said. "If it wasn't, people
ate meeting filled with farewell sneeches and sifts Tuesdav night in the Reitz Union. old senators reDresenting various wouldn't have an issue with it."


Compared to other Fla. universities, UF ranks fourth in federal lobbying


LOBBYING, from page 1


UF will also spend almost $334,000 in the
current fiscal year lobbying on the state lev-
el, and UF's Student Government will spend
almost $113,000 lobbying on the state and
local level.
All that money pays for the services of
about 11 lobbyists, two on the federal level
and nine on the state level.
The UF Foundation, which handles
UF's donations, pays for six of those lob-
byists and the costs to maintain an of-
fice in Tallahassee, with private money.
The money for three of the lobbyists comes
out of UF's budget and the two SG lobbyists
are paid for through student fees.
UF colleges and administrative units may
also incur some lobbying expenses when
they send faculty or administrators to Wash-
ington or Tallahassee to talk with lawmak-
ers. Sometimes a college, like the College of
Medicine, may even pay to send students to
a rally.
Those funds, if they are spent, may come
from various places like travel expense ac-
counts or external affairs budgets, according
to information from UF officials.
It's not clear how much those costs might
add up to in a single year.
Jane Adams, UF's vice president of uni-
versity relations, said UF's lobbying costs
may seem like a lot, especially in tough bud-
get times, but she argued UF would be in


much worse shape without its lobbyists.
On the federal level, for example, Adams
said UF's lobbyists helped secure about $23
million in earmarks for research last fiscal
year.
The projects that were funded range from
termite research to research on renewable
energy.
The project that saw the most money,
$7.1 million, was for tropical and subtropi-
cal agriculture research, or T-Star, which in-
cludes research on reducing and eliminating
invasive species.
"As you can see," Adams said, "a
$240,000 annual fee versus last year they
helped us get $23 million. That's an excel-
lent return on investment."
For the current fiscal year, she said UF
knows of at least $15.5 million in earmarks,
though it is still combing through the re-
cently passed federal budget for 2008-2009
for other projects that got funding.
As was the case last year, T-Star got the
biggest share of federal money, about $6.7
million, according to the most recent infor-
mation.
But $15.5 million is only a fraction of what
UF actually requested from Washington this
fiscal year.
UF actually lobbied for about $79 mil-
lion for projects. Adams said that's more of
a wish list.
"We don't expect to get anywhere near
all of these proposals funded," she said. "We
have a long list of projects to let members of


Congress pick which ones appeal to them."
That list is culled from an even longer list
of research projects presented to administra-
tors by UF's faculty. A panel of vice presi-
dents determines which of those make the
cut and are included in the final request.
Adams said UF's lobbyists have been
especially important this year, with govern-
ment funds scarce during the state and fed-
eral budget crises.
"We have to be very studious; we have to
be very careful," she said. "We
State have to look for any opportu-
News nity we possibly can in order
to get money in these times."
There are many sources of funding that
can be tapped for various projects, she said,
but sometimes the trick is knowing where to
look.
The recently passed economic stimulus
package also put UF's lobbyists to the test
this year, she said.
She said one of the most important things
they helped accomplish was to make sure
Florida wasn't excluded from education
funding because of recent budget cuts.
Some funds in the stimulus are contin-
gent upon prior spending levels but, with
universities slashing their budgets in recent
years, they may not have been eligible for
these funds.
Luckily for UF, she said, a waiver was
placed into the bill which allows U.S. Sec-
retary of Education Arne Duncan to exempt
specific states from the spending require-


ments.
Gov. Charlie Crist recently sent a letter
to Duncan asking that Florida be given that
exemption, she said.
As for how UF's federal lobbying expens-
es compare to other universities in Florida,
UF ranks fourth. However, the reliability
of the data was called into question when it
was revealed that FSU, which, according to
opensecrets.org, spent $520,000 in 2008, ac-
tually spent about $62,000, according to Ray
Bye, FSU's director of federal relations and
economic development at FSU.
It appears the database added the sal-
ary of the State University System's lobbyist
onto FSU's list of lobbying expenses when,
in fact, that lobbyist is paid directly from
state funds.
According to the database, UF also lagged
behind the University of South Florida,
which spent $280,000 and Florida Interna-
tional University, which spent $351,000.
Adams said the budget crunch has
caused UF to reduce its lobbying costs this
year. On the state level, UF is slated to spend
about $100,000 less this year and the federal
lobbying contract is up for renewal, which
means UF will be shopping around for a bet-
ter deal, though she said UF probably won't
end up paying less.
She said she's OK with that, though, con-
sidering the amount of money UF's lobby-
ists bring in.
"I'm satisfied with where we are," she
said.


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11


An Unexpected Gift


14-year-old with cerebral palsy brings joy to his family


Fourteen-year-old Caleb is one
of the 11 children of the Hutchi-
son family. Caleb has had athetoid
cerebral palsy and been critically
blind and deaf since birth. He is
fed through a feeding tube and re-
quires constant monitoring.
His parents, Tammy and Scott,
said they don't think of him any
differently than any of the other


kids in the family.
They say Caleb is a gift from
God and the center of the family.
They laugh together, pray together
and go to church together.
"We've done everything that we
know to make his life the best that
it can be given the circumstances
that he has," Tammy said.
Photos and Text by Chen Wang


TOP: Before bed, Scott and Tammy place
their hands on Caleb and pray for him.

RIGHT: Scott, Tammy and Caleb's nurse sit in
the back of the church with Caleb. The other
children sit in front of them.

LEFT: Six-year-old Jeremiah, one of Caleb's
younger brothers, watches Caleb.

BOTTOM LEFT: Tammy adjusts Caleb's feed-
ing tube to make sure it is well-connected.

BOTTOM: Tammy gets a drink in the kitchen
for her children while watching Caleb.






12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


UF SOFTBALL


Senior out until postseason

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

UF coach Tim Walton announced
at his weekly press conference Tues-
day morning that senior center fielder
Kim Waleszonia suffered a tibial pla-
teau fracture in her left knee and will
likely not be back on the field for the
No. 2 Gators until the postseason.
"We're probably looking at the
earliest return for her being postsea-
son," Walton said. "If we get her back
for the postseason, it's going to be a
good thing."
The injury occurred during the first
inning of UF's 7-3 win against Texas
Tech on Saturday, when Waleszonia
dropped a bunt and was tripped by
the Red Raiders second baseman,
who put her foot across the bag while
covering first base.
Waleszonia tripped and flew
through the air, landing in obvious
pain. After spending several minutes
on the ground, she was carried off the
field by her coaches.
A day before suffering the injury,
Waleszonia got her 261st career hit,
making her the career hits leader at
UF.
Prior to Sunday's games, which
she watched from the dugout while Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
on crutches, Waleszonia had started UF center fielder Kim Waleszonia celebrates after an out in the Gators'
all 234 games of her college career. 8-0 win against Baylor on Feb. 7 at Pressly Stadium.


Search over, three presumed dead


* TWO NFL PLAYERS AND ONE FORMER SOUTH
FLORIDA PLAYER ARE STILL LOST AT SEA.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CLEARWATER The Coast Guard called off the search
Tuesday for two NFL players and a third man lost at sea off
the Florida coast after their boat capsized during a fishing
trip.
Officials said the search would end at sundown, with
Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent de-
fensive lineman Corey Smith, who played with the Detroit
Lions last season, and former South Florida player William
Bleakley still missing in the rough, chilly seas.
"We're extremely confident that if there are any survi-
vors on the surface of the water that we would have found
them," said Coast Guard Capt. Timothy Close, who added
that searchers scoured the equivalent of 24,000 square miles


over more than 60 hours.
Hopes were raised Monday when crews found a fourth
man who was aboard, 24-year-old former South Florida
player Nick Schuyler, who managed to stay with the boat
after it overturned Saturday evening.
"We're extremely confident that if there are
any survivors on the surface of the water
that we would have found them."
Timothy Close
Coast Guard captain

William Bleakley's father said he felt comfortable with
the Coast Guard's decision and that his expectations low-
ered after only one survivor was found.
"I think they did everything that they could," Robert
Bleakley said of the Coast Guard.


No. 9 Gators complete in-state sweep


Corace earns first 2009 dual-match win
By JOSEPH R. HOLZER los Cueto and Alex Lacroix won its initial sets and win matches on
Alligator Writer match 9-8 (7-1). Courts 2, 3 and 4.


The No. 9 UF men's tennis team
continued its dominance over in-
state opponents with a 5-2 win
against FSU in Tallahassee on Tues-
day.
The Gators' victory over the No.
15 Seminoles was their third consec-
utive against a team from Florida,
following a pair of dual-match wins
over South Florida and Miami.
The initial point was collected
by the Seminoles, as they won two
of the three doubles matches. Only
the newly ranked No. 80 duo of Car-


Every first set in singles was won
by UF.
The Gators (9-
3) received some
help from courts 5
and 6, where Jeff
Dadamo and Eric
Corace earned a
Corace point apiece in
back-to-back sets
for the Orange and Blue.
FSU fought back in the second
sets, taking Courts 1 through 4 to a
deciding set. The UF players were
able to return to the forms of their


Only Cueto, the Southeastern
Conference Freshman of the Week,
lost his match, though it was after
the Gators clinched the win.
"We have a good team," UF
coach Andy Jackson said. "It's two
months until the NCAA, where it
really counts.
"We've got to just keep getting
better. We're excited for the victory.
It's obviously a big one to beat Flor-
ida State."
The Gators will begin SEC play
Friday, hosting No. 11 Kentucky at
3p.m.


Gymnasts try


to swing scores


with smiles

By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

You know the feeling you get when you're trying
to impress somebody, and you're hoping more than
anything else you don't mess up?
Gymnasts know that feeling too well. Their sport
depends on it. The UF gymnastics team has to im-
press two judges for dual meets week after week.
In a subjective sport where even a "hello" between
gymnast and judge prior to the meet is considered a
no-no, sometimes it's all about giving off a good vibe
and hoping the right judge picks it up.
UF junior Melanie Sinclair has been growing up
with judges from the state of Florida and has estab-
lished a natural rapport with them even though it
hardly affects the scores they give her.
Some judges have been evaluating her since she
was young, and it has helped establish a natural,
back-of-the-mind home-field advantage.
It's nearly impossible to say if that extra smile or
displaying team camaraderie helps for an extra hun-
dredth of a point, but it's worth trying every time.
"Every time I see a judge, I al-
*ways make sure that I'm laugh-
ing or smiling," Sinclair said.
"Judges like it whenever you're
Gymnastics happy and carry that personal-
ity."
Even though gymnastics is a
sport where perfection is measured, gymnasts say
they aren't really paying attention to a numerical
score after their dismount.
"You do leave it up to the judges' hands when-
ever you do your stuff," Sinclair said. "But by me
being me and trying to be a good performer, I feel
that should be enough in the judges' eyes to give me
what I need in order to have a good score."
Alicia Goodwin said she simply sees her routines
as either good or bad, and from there it's up to the
judge to determine what to score a good or bad rou-
tine. The sophomore said she's not focused on the
judge as much as she is on carrying out her routine.
Goodwin also said that for small things, she would
try to blend in artistry to cover up any mistakes.
"If I have a little wobble, I try to cover it up with
a pose and pretend that it's supposed to be there,"
Goodwin admitted.
She said that while it may be aesthetically pleas-
ing to the crowd, it doesn't get past judges.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said gymnasts some-
times try to engage the judge along with the crowd.
The best event for that engagement is floor exer-
cise, which is the longest event and gives the gym-
nast the greatest chance for artistic and personal ex-
pression.
"The time that they really get to interact with
judges is on floor," Faehn said. "On the floor, they
actually have opportunities where they feel like they
can perform and look the judges in the eyes."
So how would Sinclair and Goodwin fare as judg-
es?
"I think I'd be pretty picky, but I wouldn't be the
judge everyone hates," Goodwin said.
Sinclair said she'd be a wholly unbiased judge,
albeit the fun judge.
"I'm going to be fair, when it comes down to it,"
Sinclair said. "Whoever is doing their gymnastics
and doing it right, I'm going to give them what they
deserve."









14, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


INTRODUCTION
Florida's Residential Landlord and Tenant
Act, Sections 83.40 to 83.682, Florida Statutes
(2007), is referred to as "the Act" in this publica-
tion. Most libraries have copies of Florida Stat-
utes if more specific information is needed.
Florida Statues are also available online
through the Florida Legislature's website, (www.
leg.state.fl.us). Explanations of the Act have state-
wide applicability, but any specific references to
Gainesville or Alachua County applies only to
those areas.
The rental of mobile homes or mobile home
lots is not covered in the Act. If you have a prob-
lem in this area, you should contact an attorney.

CAVEAT
This is an educational tool and not a guide for
the practice of law. Once a problem has been
identified, an attorney must be contacted to ob-
tain specific advice.
Full time University of Florida students can re-
ceive free legal advice from Student Legal Ser-
vices. The office is located at 368 J Wayne Reitz
Union. Call 392-5297 for further information.
If you are not a full time student, contact the
Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-342-
8011. They can give you a list of attorneys who
can represent you for a lowered fee.
Law is subject to change. All material is correct
as of June 2007.

DISCLAIMER
This original publication was written by Stu-
dent Legal Services attorneys. Opinions ex-
pressed do not necessarily reflect those of the
University of Florida, Student Government, the
Board of Trustees, or the State of Florida.


GETTING STARTED
How Do I Find An Apartment?
Check with the office of Off-Campus Life
at 352-392-1261 x 214 or their website at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus for assis-
tance.
Rental opportunities may also be found
in the classified sections of The Gainesville
Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, and
bulletin boards around campus.

Can I Be Evicted If I Pay "My" Rent and
My Roommates Don't?
Usually. Most leases provide that the ten-
ants are jointly and severally liable for the
entire rent. This means the landlord can evict
you unless the full rent is paid.
It is possible for you to sue your room-
mates in small claims court to collect their
share of the rent and utilities. A writ-
ten roommate agreement will be helpful in
proving your case in court.
Given the difficulty of collecting money
on a judgment quickly, the best thing you can
do is obtain new roommates.

So What If I Get Sued?
I Have No Money!
Any judgment for money damages is en-
forceable for at least 20 years and earns
interest. A judgment may be enforced by
seizing your wages, bank accounts, or your
personal property. A judgment will also ad-
versely affect your credit rating.


What Should I Look For
In An Apartment?
Application Deposits: Never put down
a deposit to hold an apartment unless you
have a written agreement indicating wheth-
er it is refundable.
Model Apartments: Never sign a lease
based upon a model. Insist on seeing your
actual apartment.
Cost: Can you afford it? Even if your
roommates leave?
Safety: Inspect the locks on the doors and
windows is there a deadbolt on the front
door? Do sliding glass doors have adequate
locks to deter forced entry? Are the hallways
and parking lots well lit? Make sure tree
limbs and shrubs in front of the apartment
are well trimmed.
You can contact the Alachua County Sher-
iff's Office or the Gainesville Police Depart-
ment for information on crime in the area.
Function: At move-in, check all plumbing
and appliances. Run water in sinks, showers
and tubs, flush toilets, and check air condi-
tioning and heating.
Inventory: Note all defects on the inven-
tory sheet or check-in list signed by the land-
lord or an impartial witness. Photograph or
videotape the apartment at movie-in.
Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets
look worn or smell bad? Has the apartment
been painted recently? Do the walls have
nail holes?
In some Gainesville neighborhoods, only

See next page...


Legal Assistance
UF Students (full-time)
Student Legal Services
368 J Wayne Reitz Union
Gainesville, FL 32611-8505
352-392-5297

All others:
Florida Bar Referral Service
Tallahassee, FL 800-342-8011

State Assistance
Complaints: Security Deposits, Sanitation
Department of Business Regulation
Division of Hotel and Restaurants
7960 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-727-5540

Complaints, all others:
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
407 S Calhoun St
Tallahassee, FL 32299
850-488-3022

Local Assistance
Complaints: Repairs
City of Gainesville Codes Enforcement
200 E University Ave
PO Box 490
Gainesville, FL 32609
352-334-5030

Alachua County Codes Enforcement
352-374-5244

Off-Campus Housing Information
Nora Kilroy
Off-Campus Life
202 Peabody Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-2161Ext. 214


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 15


three unrelated persons may live together. Get clear written permission for any
Check with the city if you plan on having pets.
more than two roommates. What Can Happen If I Don't Pay Rent?
Retain a copy of the lease and all attach- Failure to pay rent is the quickest way to
ments or addendums to the lease for your be evicted! The landlord will serve a notice
records. Have all promised repairs and im- demanding payment of rent or possession of
provements written into the lease and signed the apartment. If you fail to comply with the
by the landlord, demand within three days, excluding week-


What Should I Do Before I Sign a Lease?


DO
Z Read the lease and make sure you un-
derstand it.
Z Review a copy of the lease with an at-
torney prior to signing it
Z Expect to pay full rent, not just your
share. This is what "joint and several"
liability means, a term included or im-
plied in nearly all leases.
Z Obtain a copy of the lease and all at-
tachments or addendums to the lease,
and put everything with your personal
records.
Z Have all promised repairs and im-
provements written into the lease and
signed by the landlord.
Z Insist on seeing your actual unit.
Z Get clear written permission for any
pets.
Z Check for maintenance responsibilities
when renting a house or duplex.


DON'T
X Do not sign a 12-month lease unless you
are willing to pay rent for 12 months.
X Do not sign a 12-month lease with room-
mates unless all roommates are willing
to pay rent for 12 months.
X Do not have your parents signed the
lease or a parental guarantee agree-
ing to be responsible for rent, if pos-
sible. See if the landlord will accept an
additional security deposit instead.
X Do not sign a lease with automatic re-
newal clause.
X Do not sign a lease that gives the land-
lord unlimited access to the apartment
without notice or consent.
X Do not sign a lease based upon a mod-
el apartment.
X Do not sign a lease before visiting the
neighborhood at various times during
the day, at night and on weekends.
X Do not sign a lease until all agreements
negotiated with the landlord are in
writing.


ends and holidays, eviction proceedings may
be started. Neither surrender of the apart-
ment or eviction ends your liability for rent!
You should contact an attorney immediately
upon receipt of a three-day notice.

Can I Be Evicted
For Any Other Reason?
Yes! Your lease can be terminated if you
violate any lease terms, rules and regula-
tions, or the Act. If your lease is terminated
and you do not vacate the apartment, the
landlord may file for your eviction immedi-
ately.
Termination begins with a 7-day notice.
Your options depend on whether the viola-
tions are classified as "curable" or "noncur-
able".
If you receive either type of notice, you
should contact. Neither termination of your
lease, nor your eviction from the apartment
ends your liability for rent!
Curable Violations
You will be given seven days to correct
a curable violation. Curable violations in-
clude unauthorized pets, guests, parking, or
the failure to keep the apartment clean and
sanitary. If you repeat the violation within
12 months, you will not be given another
chance.
Noncurable Violations
The landlord may terminate your lease
with a 7-day notice without giving you a
chance to correct a noncurable violation.
Noncurable violations include deliberate de-
struction or misuse of the landlord's property


or a continued, unreasonable disturbance.

GETTING EVICTED
What Are My Duties As A Tenant?
* First, last and always, PAY RENT!
* Comply with all other lease terms.
* Comply with all rules and regulations.
* Comply with housing and health codes.
* Comply with all zoning restrictions.
* Keep the apartment clean and sanitary.
* Keep plumbing fixtures sanitary.
* Do not damage the apartment.
* Do not disturb your neighbors.

What Exactly Is An Eviction?
An eviction is the formal end to your right
to occupy the apartment. It does not end
your duty to pay rent.
An eviction starts with a Summons. You
must file an Answer within 5 days. Contact
an attorney immediately.
If the court rules against you, a judgment
for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent,
late fees, interest, court costs and attorney's
fees will be entered for the landlord. The
sheriff will post a notice at the apartment
that requires you to vacate within 24 hours. If
you do not vacate within 24 hours, the sheriff
will remove you and your personal property
from the apartment.

How Do I Find A Good Roommate?
Check the Off-Campus Life website at
http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus. Check
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fled ads as additional sources.
Discuss with potential roommates preferenc-
es in food, music, personal habits, sleeping and
study hours, friends and finances. An open and
frank appraisal of each other's likes, dislikes,
and expectations will increase the chances of
an enjoyable shared living experience. A writ-
ten roommate agreement is advisable.

Do I Really Need Insurance
For MY Personal Property?
Yes. Unless you are financially able to re-
place all your belongings, you should have
insurance. Proper insurance coverage will
protect you against the loss of your valu-
ables in most circumstances. Landlords are
legally responsibly for such losses only under
very specific, limited circumstances that may
be very difficult to prove in court.
If you are a resident-relative of your par-
ents, your personal property may be insured
through their homeowner's policy. Have your
parents confirm the coverage in writing with
their insurance agent.
If coverage is not available through your
parents' homeowner's policy, you may be
able to purchase renter's insurance. Even
with insurance, there are certain precautions
you should always take. Always lock your
apartment securely even if you are only go-
ing next door. Never leave jewelry, cameras,
cash, checkbooks, credit cards, electronics, or
other valuables in plain view.


GETTING ALONG
My Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs,
What Can I Do?
You MAY be able either to withhold your
rent or terminate your lease if the problem
constitutes a material breach of the lease or
the Act. You must follow the exact require-
ments of the Act.
You must give the landlord a written notice
demanding the repairs be made in seven days.
The notice must indicate to terminate the lease
or withhold rent if the repairs are not made.
This is a complicated process and the le-
gal consequences are very serious. Do not
attempt to terminate your lease or withhold
rent without first obtaining legal advice.


Can I Deduct Repair Costs
From My Rent?
No. The Act does not authorize you to
make repairs or to recover the cost of such
repairs. In fact, most apartment leases pro-
hibit repairs by tenants. When the landlord
refuses to make repairs, the Act gives you
a qualified right to terminate the lease or
withhold rent. As previously indicated, you
should consult an attorney before attempting
to terminate the lease or withhold rent.

Can I use My Security Deposit
for the Last Month's Rent?
No. Landlords can legally evict you for
non-payment of rent even when your "se-
curity deposit" is equal to your last month's
rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to
protect the landlord against damages to the
apartment.

Does the Law Require Interest
Payments on Security Deposits?
Landlords must hold security deposits in
one of three methods. Two methods of hold-
ing the deposits require interest to be paid.
The method which does not require interest
payment is the one most landlords use. The
landlord is required to inform you in writing
how your deposit is being held, where it is
held, and whether you will receive interest.

What Can I Do If My Landlord
Doesn't Return My Deposit?
A landlord shall have 15 days after ter-
mination of the lease to return the security
deposit together with interest if otherwise
required, if he or she does not intend to im-
pose a claim on the security deposit. If the
landlord intends to impose a claim in the se-
curity deposit, he or she shall have 30 days
to give the tenant written notice by certified
mail, stating how much is going to deducted
and why. You must object to the deduction
in writing within 15 days from the date you
receive the notice, or the landlord will be au-
thorized to deduct his or her claim from your
security deposit.
If the landlord fails to give the required
notice within the 30-day period, he or she


forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the
security deposit.
However, if you damaged the apartment,
the landlord can sue you even when the 30-
day notice is not given. Because the landlord
can also get court costs and attorney's fees,
you should consult an attorney before filing
any lawsuits.


GETTING IT BACK
What Steps Can I Take To Protect
My Security Deposit?
When you take occupancy of the apart-
ment, complete a thorough written inventory of
the apartment's condition and have the land-
lord or an impartial witness sign the inventory.
Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory.
This helps protect you from the landlord claim-
ing you caused pre-existing damage.
When you move out, clean the apartment
completely and thoroughly. Some landlords
provide a checklist outlining the cleaning
they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts
for cleaning supplies and professional car-
pet cleaning as evidence.
Before you leave, ask the landlord to in-
spect the apartment with you. Complete a
move-out checklist and make sure the land-
lord signs and dates it. Use an impartial wit-
ness if the landlord is not available or re-
fuses your request. Move-in and move-out
photographs or videotape are strongly rec-
ommended in case there is a dispute.

What Can I Do About
Noisy Neighbors?
Try to reason with the neighbor to reach
an acceptable compromise. Thin walls and
conflicting schedules make some amount of
noise disturbance an unavoidable reality of
apartment living.
Ask the landlord for assistance. If the
landlord refuses to correct the problem, you
may be able to break your lease. Because
the law in this area is so poorly developed,
legal representation is a necessity.
In extreme cases, call the police and re-
port the matter. Unfortunately, this can lead
to revenge and reprisals.


I Can't Stand My Roommate.
What Can I Do?
Discuss the matter with your roommate im-
mediately. Don't ignore the problem with the
hope that it will go away. A little give and
take may result in a livable compromise.
Under the Act, your landlord is not re-
sponsible for most roommate disputes. If
your roommate is violating the lease, you
should consult an attorney.

Can My Rent Be Increased
During My Lease Term?
Not unless the lease contains a specific
provision allowing for a rent increase. From
the tenant's perspective, one of the primary
reasons for having a written lease is to lock
in the rent for the rental period. Normally,
you should not sign a lease providing for a
rent increase.

Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment
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One of the most common complaints the university receieves about off campus students concerns noise disturbances. Gainesville
does have a noise ordinance and the city takes a very active approach in the enforecement of noise complaints. The noise ordi-
nance gives police the authority to issue a citation to those in violation.
Noise disturbance, as defined by the ordinance, is any sound which:
1) Disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities;
2) Exceeds the sound level units set forth in the ordinance; or
3) Is plainly audible defined as any noise or sound that can be clearly heard by a person using his/her faculties, at a distance of
200 feet or more from the real property line of the source of the sound or noise.


The number of unrelated people allowed to live together in a single family zoned district is regulated by the city of Gainesville. The
purpose of this ordinance is to protect the integrity and character of the residential areas. The Gainesville Code of Ordinances
restricts the number of unrelated people living in a residence to no more than three. When you plan to share housing with room-
mates you are required to either restrict the number of occupants to three or seek appropriate housing in a multi-family district.


Gainesville has a curbside pick up of household garbage as well as curbside pick up of recyclable materials. The containers for
these services tend to clutter the right of way and are not aesthetically pleasing. Therefore, the times that containers can be
left out are regulated. Containers may be placed in front of your residence or at the curb, but not on the street, no earlier than
the evening before your scheduled trash collection. Following the trash service, containers must remain behind the building,
screened from view or placed in an enclosed structure. For information on pick-up of garbage, recycling or yard trash, contact the
Gainesville Solid Waste Division at (352) 334-5040.



Your actions and behavior that is viewed by the public is subject to the Gainesville Code of Ordinances. Public conduct that cre-
ates a disturbance or is disorderly is prohibited. Behavior prohibited by the Disorderly Conduct Ordinance includes promoting or
provoking disturbance, brawl, assault, or nuisance. Included under disorderly conduct are fighting words, unlawful congregation
that hinders pedestrian or vehicular traffic, resisting or hindering the perfornace of duties by a police or city official, or damaging or
destroying personal or private property.


In Gainesville residential areas, passenger vehicles are permitted to be parked on approved driveways only. Parking in the front
yard of a residence, other than on an approved surface, is prohibited by the Gainesville Code of Ordinances. If you have any
questions about the parking regulations you can contact the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement Division at (352) 334-5030.
Apartment complexes may have regulations regarding parking or may require you to place a decal in your vehicle indentifying
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tain your consent prior to entering your apart-
ment.
You cannot unreasonably withhold con-
sent. If the landlord persists in entering with-
out notice or consent, contact an attorney.

How Soon Must I Renew My Lease?
There is no time period established by the
Act. You should not sign a lease that pro-
vides for automatic renewals of requires you
to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal.
If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly
comply with the notice requirements imposed
by the lease.
If the lease does not specify otherwise,
renewals are a matter of general contract
law. The landlord cannot force you to renew
prior to the end of your lease. However, if
you do not renew by the landlord's "dead-
line," the landlord may rent your apartment
to someone else.


Getting Out
Can I Break My Lease Because...
I am graduating? No!
My roommate left? No!
I cannot afford the rent? No!
I need to work this summer? No!
The neighborhood is unsafe? No!

Under the Act, you can only terminate the
lease if the landlord is materially violating


your lease or the Act. You should obtain le-
gal advice before attempting to terminate
your lease. In many cases, the best thing you
can do is find replacement tenants.

Can I Sublet My Apartment?
Usually. The landlord cannot unreason-
ably withhold consent to an assignment or
sublease. The landlord may require potential
replacement tenants to submit an application
including a credit check. The landlord may
also charge a reasonable sublet fee even
when you provide the replacement tenants.
Normally you remain liable under your lease
if the replacement tenants do not pay rent
or damage the apartment. Some landlords
will release you from the obligations of your
lease. If you are being released, get it in
writing.

Can I Just Move Out
and Forfeit My Security Deposit?
No. Some tenants will walk out on a lease
and receive no adverse action, while others
will be pursued to the fullest extent of the
law. In Gainesville's current rental market,
the odds are that you will be sued unless you
supply acceptable replacement tenants.
Your losses in court will not be limited to
your security deposit, but will include rent for
each month the apartment remains vacant
during the term of your lease, plus court costs
and the landlord's attorney's fees.


Roommates:
Having a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living off campus. But,
if you don't find the right person or persons to live with then living off campus
could be challenging. Below are some tips that will help you if you are thinking
about living with a roommate.

* Start with a friend or sibling, these are often good options for roommates.
* Consider a person you went to high school with or a friend you have made
while here at UF.
* Communication is key...talk about your budget for housing, expectations for
safety, expectations for guests and what your needs are for housing before you
even begin your search.
* Before moving in come to an agreement about who will get what bedroom.
* Also discuss how payment of rents and other costs will occur.

Don't have someone you want to live with? Well don't worry...some apartment
complexes offer "roommate matching" or "roommate placement."

o Roommate matching you fill out a survey and management attempts to
match you with like roommates based on the form
o Roommate placement apartment management places you in any open
space they have available
o Make sure you can make a switch if the complex places you with roommates
you are not compatible with.
o You can also look for roommates on the Off Campus Housing Locator at www.
offcampushousing.dso.ufl.edu
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Safety Tips:
Both personal and property safety is really important as you search for off campus
housing. Contact local law enforcement before signing a lease with the addresses of
where you are looking to live and they can give you crime statistics for that area, call
352-955-1818

Use these five tips when looking at safety during your apartment search:
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3. Look if the complex has security gates or guards and if they are in use
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x At management's discretion, th tenant mye asked to leave within three days.
x Tenant waives all defects in th ilding
x Landlord shall not be responsible f njury to person, including tenant and guests, as a
result of any cause.
x Tenant is responsible for all repairs to premises.
x Landlord may enter dwelling without notice.
x Landlord has a lien (a legal claim on the property of another as security for the payment
of a debt) on all personal property of tenant.


A great University of Florida resource available to full time students is Student Legal Ser-
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Make sure you read and understand ALL leases fully be-
fore signing. A lease is a contract between you and your
landlord that spells out specific details of your living ar-
rangement. Leases often involve policies about pets, depos-
its, legal entry and other important information. Typically
leases in Gainesville are for 12 months. If you know you
only need an apartment for 10 months or less, talk with the
management about whether they can provide you a shorter
term lease. There are two types of leases that are usually
available, Joint Leases and Individual Leases.
Joint Lease: All roommates are held responsible for the
lease, if one person breaks the lease, the other roommates
are held responsible for paying the TOTAL rent. This tends to
be the lease more prominent when renting a house or single
family dwelling.

Individual Lease: Each person is held responsible for his or
her own actions. For instance, if one roommate breaks the
lease that person is still responsible for paying their own rent.
For most college students, individual leases are the best choice.
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Insurance:
If you are thinking about renting a house or apartment, renters insurance provides
important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard renter's policy
protects your personal property in case of theft or damage and may pay for tempo-
rary living expenses if your rental is damaged (including loss of use). It can also shield
you from personal liability. Anyone who leases a house or apartment should consider
this type of coverage.

There are several types of residential insurance policies. Read your policy informa-
tion carefully and ensure you have full coverage. Policies should include the following
items:

D Fire or lightning
D Windstorm or hail
D Explosion
D Aircraft
D Vehicles
D Smoke
D Vandalism or malicious mischief
D Theft
D Damage by glass or safety-glazing material that is part of a building
D Falling objects
D Water-related damage from home utilities
D Electrical surge damage

Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes aren't on the list. If you live in an area prone
to one or more of the three, you'll need to buy a separate policy or a rider. In ar-
eas where hurricanes can pose a threat you might also need to buy a separate
rider to cover wind damage. Ask your insurance agent about this extra coverage.
Gainesville is prone to hurricanes and in some areas flood.

TIP: If you are still financially dependent on your parents and they own a home then
they might be able to cover you under their homeowner's policy. Some homeowner
policies will cover a dependant's rental property while in college. So talk with your
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Budgets:
You can't find the right place to live until you know how much you are able to
spend. Here are some budget questions you should ask and think about when
you are touring an apartment/house:
1. What is the monthly rent?
2. What's included in that rent...utilities, gas, water, cable, internet?
3. What's not included and what is the average monthly cost for gas,
electric, water, garbage disposal? If management doesn't know, contact
GRU www.gru.com and they can give you average costs of utilities for
the previous year.
4. Want to have a pet...factor in the deposit and monthly cost for food,
medical, and grooming care.
5. Don't forget the insurance...before you sign your lease...call your insur-
ance company and see how much it will cost monthly to insure your apart-
ment or house.
6. Are you going to need fuel for your vehicle or are you going to use
the bus?
7. How much do you spend monthly on groceries or meal plan?
8. Have some fun...don't spend so much on rent that you can't go to
dinner with your friends or maybe see a movie.
9. What do you spend monthly or yearly on clothing, shoes, accessories?
10. It's really good to save some money every month to cover those
unexpected emergencies. How much money can you save every month?
Even $20 a month saved is good...every little bit counts.

-To help you with your budget the office of Off Campus Life also has a bud-
get spreadsheet in the Gator Guide that can be found online at www.dso.ufl.
edu/offcampus.

Information provided by Off Campus Life





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Classifieds
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


$485 per bedroom-All inclusive!
3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail
<1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym!
free tanning,freeHBO/showtime
*Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777
these apts kick other apts in the teeth
4-22-72-1


NEED ROOMMATES?
One Month Rent Free!
Inclusive 3's-$535, 4's-$482;
HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes at $530/person.
FREE UF Parking, Cable, Water!
FREE Roommate Match, Tanning
FREE Alarms, W/D, 24hr Gym
Sparkling Pool, Tennis, BBall
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
4-22-72-1


Going, Going, Almost Gone!
1,2,&3 Beds starting $329 per bed!
FREE Cable*We love Pets!
W/D in unit*Free Tanning!
Waived Move-in Fees! 372-8100
4-22-72-1



1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
4-22-72-1


HOT 2/2 AND 3/3 RENT SPECIALS !
BEST SPECIALS IN TOWN
Fully Furnished and All Inclusive
Free Roommate Matching
2 Bed/ 2Bath for ONLY $549
3 Bed/ 3 Bath for ONLY $459
Only $99 signing fees
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373-9009
4-22-72-1

WANT $$$ JUST FOR LIVING HERE?!?
2/2 & 4/4 APTS STARTING AT $509!
MOVE IN FOR ONLY $35!!
GET $750 OFF YOUR LEASE TODAY!!
CALL NOW: 352.271.3131
GainesvillePlace.com
4-22-72-1


The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 $509 Gets you all this!
Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
4-22-72-1


PICK YOUR SPECIAL
IT'S THAT EASY!
Pick-A-Pair:Wii, Xbox 360,
iPOD touch, Cash, Cruise for 2
OR BRAND NEW SCOOTER
RENT FROM $459
Groups of 3+ also receive
42" TV or New Furniture
www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com
SIGN NOW! 352-373-9009
4-22-72-1

We Have your roommates!
We DON'T have fees....
NOW PET FRIENDLY!

Limited time only: $0 Deposit/$0 Fees, and
ask how to get your lease FREE!
$ign now and pay $0 fees. Nicely fur-
nished 2/1 or 4/2 condos renting by the
bedroom starting at only $449 all inclusive.
Furniture,cable,pest control,refuse & W/D all
included.GYM,PC LAB, POOL/SPA, AND
MORE!! Hurry will not last at these rates.
$ave $500!!!

352-377-6700 www.Ucommonscondos.com
4-22-72-1

Best All Inclusive Rate In Town!!
We will find you a roommate!
3/3's start at $536 and 2/2's start at $633
Incl. Utilities, Cable & Internet
Call Now: 352-374-3866
4-22-72-1

::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-
09-68-1

**LAMANCHA CONDOS**
Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect,
cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo
352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com
3-6-35-1

2-Story Townhouse for Fall
Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate
Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/
month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished
www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557
4-22-60-1


3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF
3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn.
3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656,
Sebastian 352-874-8905 3-31-09-43-1

La Mancha furnished room 4 rent $350 2 blks
to UF/Shands/ VA includes dsl,utilities,cable
free call 352-284-7304 3-23-09-30-1

$400-Countryside 4/4 well-maintained con-
do. Some utils incl. On routes 9 and 35, indi-
vidual leases. Call 352.514.3398. 3-5-15-1

$425mo+elec Rockwood Villas 2 rooms avail
Summer A&B in 3BR/3BA,nicely furn,w/d
call(321)544-7494 msorensen@cfl.rr.com
3-16-21-1

COUNTRYSIDE APARTMENTS
Spacious 4/4 w/ porch and walk in closets
475 a month covers everything! 200 SD
Call (305)799-7042 for more info 3-30-30-1

$400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some
utils incl. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate
occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-6-13-1

$425/mo. 2 rooms avail in well maintained
home in safe & peaceful nbrhd close to UF.
$475 for rm w/private bath. Rent includes ev-
erything. Great for relaxed, serious students.
Avail Summer or Fall. Call 352-237-0442
3-6-09-10-1

$965+gru/cox per mo., nice,
roomy, furnished 3BR-1.5B
house 3mi from UF near NW 8
Ave on bus rte.#43, hardwood/tile,
W/D, well-lit, big yard, 222-4020 3-23-09-
21-1

Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave!
2BR/2.5BA, All Furn Incl, Free WiFi, W/D,
Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts
20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate.
$460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-6-
13-1

$550 3/3.2 Story townhouse. Cable, internet,
utilities included. Fireplace. All rooms have
walkin closets and ceiling fans. Full kitchen
with new appliances including dishwasher.
Washer/dryer. Master has screened in bal-
cony. Pets allowed Clubhouse has pool with
cabanas, tennis court, cardio room, tv room,
study room, card room, wifi at pool, BBQ.
Call for more info- 561-212-5410 3-17-9-1


Looking for female roommate to live in beau-
tiful 2/2 Millpond condo. It is a quite neighbor-
hood directly across from Gainesville Health
& Fitness. Bus stop right in front of house,
comes every 20 min to Campus. Ashley @
(305) 323 9742 3-24-09-14-1

Newly renovated luxury victorian 1BR/1BA,
clawfoot tub, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
cent. a/c, wd floors, high ceilings w/ fans,
big windows, fireplaces. NO PETS 424 NE
6 St $895/mo 1st + last + sec. 352-317-8282
3-5-5-1


Room for rent in brand new 2/2 condo. Own
room and bath. Grantwood off of 34th and
35th St. Just a bus ride away from campus.
Fully furnished starting Summer or Fall until
the end of Spring. call 954-494-0041 3-6-
5-1


4/2 House for rent available in Fall 2009.
Walk to campus. Huge rooms, Big Yard,
Extra Large Kitchen, 2 Living Rooms. Comes
fully furnished with all appliances. Must see!
Responsible inquiries only. 561-289-4759
3-26-09-14-1


2Bd/2Bth BRANDYWINE Apt
0.5ml to campus. On bus routes
1200sq ft, quiet, A/C
Pool, Laundry, rec rm
Non-smoking. $775/mth. Ph 352-262-1454
3-6-5-1


$470 SUMMER sublease 1 room in a 3/3
(OTHER 2 ROOMS EMPTY)@ Gateway @
Glades, Furnished, utilities, cable and inter-
net included. More info call (407)721-6910 or
isabel15@ufl.edu 3-6-3-1


Looking for 3 roommates for '09-'10 school
year, $500/month includes all utilities, fully
furnished, good neighborhood, nice house,
new washer and dryer, wireless internet, tree
swing and fire pit, call (561) 236-8153 for
more details. 3-6-3-1


Individual BR w/full bath & walk-in closet in
4BR Countryside. Util, DSL, cable, W/D, 51"
TV, year lease from 8/09. $400/mo. 352-281-
4588 3-17-09-5-1


QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo.
*1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2

LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF!
From $599/person! W/D
Pets welcome! Free Parking!
$0 MOVE IN FEES
371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-22-08-72-2


*LYONS SPECIAL*
2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO $99 1st month's rent 377-8797
4-22-08-72-2
Everything Incl- Fully Furn! 4-22-08-72-2
Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1


1, 2, &3 BR- Live Life Big!
* Available Today & August!
* HUGE Floorplans! Pets Loved!
*1BR $655 & 2BR $755 3BR $889
* Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275
4-22-08-72-2

Terrific Two Bedrooms For Fall!
W/D*huge walk-in closets*park free
Downtown location Close to UF
Steps from everywhere you want to be!
Sign now, don't miss out the best location!
No fees & get $350 cash back! 338-0002
4-22-72-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-22-08-
72-2

1 & 2 BRs Now & August!
* Quiet, Convenient, Affordable
*1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639
* Walk/Bike to UF/Shands
* Pets OK 372-7555
4-22-08-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 4-22-08-72-2

Affordable, Spacious, Comfortable
2br Townhomes from $650 w/W/D
3's from $850, Pet friendly
Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza
pinetreegardens.com*376-4002
4-22-72-2


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In Person:
Cash, Check, MC, or Visa
The Alligator Office
1105 W. University Ave.
M-F, 8am 4pm
Online: w/ Visa or Mastercard
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By Email: classifieds@alligator.org


By Mail:
Use forms appearing weekly in The
Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC,
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By Phone: (352) 373-FIND
Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY.
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By Fax: (352) 376-4556


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Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE NOON for the next
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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will
not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
tion in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that
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offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.







26, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2

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

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THE, LAURELS


Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!!
FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly
*Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE*
www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455
4-22-09-72-2

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




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-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util
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 1br-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 3-17-09-
75-2

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


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

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


** 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

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


*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

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

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

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

*1/1 Studio 3 Blocks to UF*
Tiled, 313 NW 11th st
Pet Friendly, Fenced Yard
352-375-8256 $450/mo
4-22-72-2

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

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

2/1.5 Newly Renovated Townhouse. Avail
Now or Fall 09. Close to Shands, Park N
Ride 2, & Shopping. Incl W/D, A/C, Pvt Patio,
& Pool. $745/mth & $500 Dep. No Pets
PIs. 772-538-5792 or Itsao12@hotmail.com
3-17-09-25-2

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
4-3-09-35-2

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
3-25-09-22-2

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







WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 27


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

$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

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 3-17-09-15-2

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/3BA 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


Anton Kamone

Irby
Black Male
(DOB 09/19/89); 6'01",
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Wanted for:
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Call (352) 372-STOP


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 3-26-09-20-2

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

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 $1700/mo in fall. Pool svc ex-
tra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-6-09-6-2

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


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

4 5 6 Bedroom Houses
Don't Miss Out- You Must See
Great Housing Opportunities
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com
3-23-09-10-2

2 Bedroom Units
Great Sizes & Locations
Close to Campus
Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com
3-23-10-2

$1,600!! HUGE & Beautiful 2 story 4bd/3.5
bath home off of NW 39th Ave! All lawn care
paid, pets OK, rent to own option at $229,900
available. Call Dana Fults at 352.318.0686 to
see today! $1,600!! 4-6-20-2

Huge 5/3 MH, 2000sf, W/D, 12 miles/minutes
to UF/SFCC, no pet fees, $1600 mth. 352-
213-3943 3-17-5-2


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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 3-6-6-3

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

Short-Term Sub Lease. One Bedroom
Apartment partially furnished until June
30th. Immediate move-in available. $545.00
month Summer Place Villas. Contact Tal for
information 407-430-5825. 3-6-3-3

SUMMER SUBLEASE in THE LAURELS in
2/2. Available May-July. Spacious apt. Private
Balcony. Guard Gate. Country Club. Close to
Publix. On Bus Route. Washer/Dryer. $400/
mo. per room. Call Randy: 561.213.2899
3-16-09-5-3


$515 Room Sublease for Spring and
Summer semesters in a cozy 3/3 Furnished
Apartment. April-August For more info call
904-535-3976. 3-19-09-8-3


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


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

1 br w/pvt entrance avail in 2BR condo Cent
AC/H. 2 pools. Walk to UF. 375/mo
01BR 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

Move in Today! Huge Beautiful House!
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 3-6-
18-4

1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for re-
sponsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo
+ utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 3-17-
09-28-4

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

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

$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

Female $490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse, furn, new construction, near
UF, direct bus line to UF, incl all utils, cable
TV, Wireless Internet, pool, exercise room,
prof/grad students pref. Rita 904-608-7609
3-18-09-10-4


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

HOMES FOR SALE/RENT
Cash or financing. No application fee.
Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo.
Low interest for qualified buyers.
Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5




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

HOMES FOR SALE/RENT
Cash or financing. No application fee.
Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo.
Low interest for qualified buyers.
Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5


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







28, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


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

COUCH LIKE NEW $375
Originally $900. Call 352-333-8256 3-17-
09-5-6


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







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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


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00000* SCOOTERS ******
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
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*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
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60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles
(Payoff time negotiable)
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Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At
Wholesale Prices to the Public
Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs
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3-23-09-10-12

2003 TOYOTA COROLLA S
Black, in good condition. $5990. Call 352-
235-4196 3-17-09-5-12


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

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


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

BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948 3-16-09-74-13


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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?
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BARTENDING
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CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
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Paradigm Properties
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & Customer service exp.
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Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com
352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14

Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP.
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400+ Counselors/Instructors Jobs!
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DANCERS NEEDED
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Summer Jobs
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The camp runs June 8 July 25. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
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Attorney needed for will contest. Florida Bar
certified. Preferably someone new and af-
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3-4-09-20-14


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.
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3-4-09-10-14


WEB PAGE DESIGNER PT
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3-4-09-10-14

DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR
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NANNY NEEDED
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RNs. experienced LPNs. CNAs Needed im-
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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,
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Clinical Research Coordinator needed
for busy clinical research site. Must be ex-
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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-
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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
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GENERAL HELP WANTED
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Nanny/Childcare. Approx 20 hrs/wk for early
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July. Childcare experience a must! Must
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SENIOR SACRIFICES


Gymnast takes long journey from home to compete for four years at UF


By EUGENIO TORRENS
Alligator Writer

A white Hyundai Sonata cruises
onto the turnpike blaring country
music through scenic Pennsylva-
nia.
Breezewood. Halfway there.
For UF gymnast Corey Hartung,
it's a drive she and her mother,
Karen, have made dozens of times.
Corey knows that once they get
on the Pennsylvania turnpike, it's
time to count down to magic exit
No. 7, now mile-based exit 67. To
most commuters, it's the exit to Ir-
win. To Corey, it's the exit to her
friends, brother, Justin, sister, Ash-
ley, her father, Jeff, and to a special
kiss with her dad one that's been
routine since kindergarten.
The three-hour drive up from
Gaithersburg, Md., to Pittsburgh
is something Corey became accus-
tomed to in eighth grade. She had
no other choice. She loves gymnas-
tics so much that she was willing to
be three hours away from her fam-
ily. It's a sacrifice the whole family,
not just Corey, made so she could
pursue the love of her life.


From Irwin to Gaithersburg
Mix two parts innate skill and
one part chance, and you get the
beginnings of Corey's gymnastics
career.
Corey, then 8 years old, along
with her then-10-year-old sister
Ashley, had always been active.
Corey was a promising softball
player with a strong swing before
she even set foot on a mat.
But it was Kasomon's Gymnas-
tics, a gym 10 minutes down the
road from Corey's house in Pitts-
burgh, that changed everything.
What had started out as a chan-
nel for cartwheels, flips and bot-
tled-up energy turned into the be-
ginnings of a lifestyle for Corey.
"Gymnastics kind of seemed to
fit her, and she seemed to fit it," Jeff
said.
After a while, expenses piled up,
and Ashley quit. But not Corey.
"I knew I didn't want to quit.
I knew I had a talent for it, and I
had a dream to go further, so I con-
vinced my parents to let me stay in
it," Corey said.
Sure enough, she did have tal-
ent, and soon Kasomon's couldn't
contain her. One day, Corey,
perched on her dad's lap, pleaded
to her parents to let her pursue
gymnastics.
"I remember just crying to (my
dad) and just telling him, 'I don't
want to do it here anymore. I want
to go somewhere where I trust the
coaches, and I know that there's
success there, and I know that I can
follow my dreams,'" Corey said.
And the winner for most deter-
mined 12 1/2-year-old ... Corey
Hartung.
In just three quick months,


Karen had a new job, and she and
Corey were making the first of
many drives to their new home,
new school, new job and new life
in Gaithersburg.
How do you spell sacrifice?
G-A-I-T-H-E-R-S-B-U-R-G.
"It was a big sacrifice," Karen
said. "Not only me, but very much
(Corey) because she gave up all
her friends and her sister and her
brother and her dad. But she said,
'This is what I want.'"
This is a girl who gave up her
family, her home, her best friend
since first grade and her school in
Pittsburgh for gymnastics.
Leann DeMuzzio couldn't be-
lieve her best friend was leaving
her.
"I was really upset," DeMuzzio
said. "That just shows how dedi-
cated she was to gymnastics. She
left everything and left her comfort
zone."
Corey's middle school even
made a banner for her that was
signed by the whole school as a
farewell to Corey.
Tough? Sure. Worth it? Defi-
nitely.
"The main thought going
through my head was, 'I'm going
to become a better gymnast here at
Hill's, and I can't wait to get start-
ed and achieve my goals and win
competitions,'" Corey said.


From Level 10 to Top 18
"The first year was tough, I'm
not going to lie about that," Corey
admitted. "But after I knew I was
going in the right direction, after I
figured out it was worth moving,
everything fell into place."
Hill's Gymnastics was tough on
Corey mentally, emotionally and
physically, demanding nearly 40
hours a week of practice.
"With Kelli Hill (Hill's Gym-
nastics founder and coach), it was
a very big wake-up call," Corey
said. "I was sore, I think, every day
for the first six months because the
intensity and conditioning was so
hard."
During Corey's first year at
Hill's, Kelli didn't think Corey
could be an elite gymnast.
She even told Corey she would
be demoted to level 10, the ranking
below "elite" for gymnasts.
"I remember her telling me that,
and I was so determined to be an
elite," Corey said. "I was like, 'No,
Kelli, I'm going to work my butt off
to be an elite.' There was no way I
was going to be a level under what
was the top level."
In 2003 and 2004, Corey not only
proved she was an elite gymnast,
but that she was one of the top 18
gymnasts in the country, landing
a spot on the U.S. Senior National
Team.
"It just helped you realize what
you worked for your whole life,
the sacrifices you made," Corey


Harrison Diamona/ Alligator stanl
UF gymnast Corey Hartung, the team's lone senior, performs on the balance beam during the Gators'
195.925 to 193.85 win in their meet against Kentucky in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 30.


said. "My family went through a
lot of sacrifices for me, more than
most others would. We had to go
through some hard times for me to
get there."
Following the 2004 Athens
Olympics, under the tutelage of
Hill, an Olympic coach, college
gymnastics entered the picture,
and Corey was a hot commodity.
"Wejust said, 'You decide where
you feel more comfortable,'" Jeff
said. "'We'll support you again.'"
Letters poured in from a slew of
schools. Corey's first instinct was
Georgia, where she had family.
There was also UF, LSU and Ala-
bama to choose from.
All of them wooed her, but UF
coach Rhonda Faehn won the re-
cruiting competition by a land-
slide.


From Recruit to Role Model
People say Faehn and Corey
look alike. They talk alike. Even
their gymnastics are alike.
"I just fell in love with (Faehn)
right away," Corey said.
Corey was able to relate to
Faehn, whose gymnastics back-
ground closely mirrors Corey's.
The feeling was mutual.
Faehn still remembers grilling
hot dogs and hamburgers on her
recruiting visit and the immediate
comfort level between the two.
"I just kept thinking, 'Wow, if
she comes to Florida, that would be
amazing,'" Faehn said.
It didn't take long for Corey to
commit to UF.
Once again, Corey had a hill to
climb as the only freshman in her


class.
She may have been the lone
freshman, but her work ethic was
that of a decorated veteran.
Practice had ended, other gym-
nasts had left, but Corey was still
there, whether it was for condition-
ing, extra conditioning or anything
else.
It paid off.

"I'm not scared to get dirty
doing a man's job but still
enjoy looking good doing
it."
Corey Hartung
UF senior gymnast

"It was one amazing competi-
tion after another," Faehn recalled.
In her freshman year, Corey was
named a three-time All-American
on balance beam, floor exercise and
in the all-around category.
"I was just really proud of her,"
Faehn said. "I thought she did an
unbelievable job, especially going
it alone."
Nine All-American titles later,
Corey is on the verge of ending her
career as one of the greatest gym-
nasts at UF.
Her picture hangs in the Ted
Cromm Gymnastics Studio as the
model of hard work and determi-
nation.
Long after Corey is done at
UF, her legacy will include more
than just her competitive nature,
awards, ballet-like gymnastics or
event titles.
She'll be remembered for her
down-to-earth, unabashed person-


ality.
"I'm a girl who will cut my own
grass wearing a dress," Corey said.
"I'm not scared to get dirty doing
a man's job but still enjoy looking
good doing it."
She'll be remembered as the girl
who never accepted anything less
than the absolute best.
And she'll surely be remem-
bered as the girl who, come meet
night, had a Michael Jordan-esque
fire in her eyes that burns you to
the core.
Don't let that glare intimidate
you though.
It's reserved only for meet
nights.
Any other day, that fiery gaze
is replaced by a warm, sincere
expression, and that competitive
scowl is swapped with a fun-lov-
ing, caring smile.
"I want people to come to me if
they want help," Corey said. "I en-
joy doing things for others."
Don't believe her? Take it from
someone who's known her longer
than she's been doing gymnastics.
"If I ever need anything, I know
she would be there for me," De-
Muzzio said.
So when Corey is honored Fri-
day against Michigan in her last
home meet, know that it's been
a 14-year roller coaster ride with
ups unmatched by any vault jump,
downs worse than any beam-biting
fall and sacrifices greater than any
three-hour drive.
"It's been an amazing journey
for us and for (Corey), and I'm just
sorry that it's over," Karen said.
"She's really going to miss it."






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UF BASEBALL

Barfield gives up


1 run in first start


By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

For someone who was pro-
jected to be the closer, Jeff
Barfield turned in an impres-
sive start.
The junior college trans-
fer went 6 2/3 innings in his
first start as a Gator and set
the tone for a 5-2 road victory
against Stetson on Tuesday
night.
UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan
said before the season that
Barfield was

candidate to
close games
for the
Gators (6-3),
but the junior
right-hander
O'Sullivan found him-
self on the
mound from the opening pitch
against the Hatters (2-7).
"The truth of the matter is,
we went through two week-
ends and used him only one
time," O'Sullivan said of his
decision to start Barfield.
"We needed to get him out
there."
Barfield didn't disappoint.
He allowed five hits and
1 run while striking out four
and only walking one.
O'Sullivan said Barfield
could earn a regular spot in
the rotation, but he is not wor-
ried about defining his pitch-
ers' roles right now.
Junior Billy Bullock was
once again used in the closer's


role against Stetson, as he
picked up his second save of
the season in 1 2/3 innings of
work.
Offensively, the Gators re-
corded only six hits, but they
were able to score runs by hit-
ting for extra bases.
UF freshman Preston
Tucker put the first run on
the scoreboard in the fourth
inning when he deposited his
first career home run over the
right-field wall.
The next inning, freshman
Jerico Weitzel led off the fifth
by stretching a single to left-
center field into a double.
"We always tell them,
'You better be sure you can
make it with nobody out,'"
O'Sullivan said. "I held my
breath there."
Shortstop Michael Mooney,
who was back in the nine hole
after a brief stint in the No. 2
spot of the lineup, laid down a
sacrifice bunt, and senior Av-
ery Barnes drove Weitzel in
with a sacrifice fly.
The Gators would increase
their lead to 5-1 by the end of
the sixth, and that was more
than enough run support for
Barfield and the bullpen.
"These midweek games
make you nervous. We have
a lot of young pitchers, and
we need them to show up,"
O'Sullivan said.
UF heads back to
Gainesville for a game against
Florida Atlantic tonight at 6:30
in McKethan Stadium.
A radio broadcast contributed
to this report.


Defense must improve for tourney success


SEC, from page 32

powerhouse Volunteers.
Then things went bad in a hurry.
Butler attributes much of her team's failures to
its inability to defend.
UF, which prided itself on defense in its early-
season victories, allowed 84, 66, 83 and 84 points in
its last four losses.
The Gators had only given up 45 points to Geor-
gia in Gainesville during the teams' first meeting,
but let the Bulldogs put up 84 on Sunday.
"We could play better defense," Butler said.
"We, in all of those losses, gave up way, way, way
too many points."
The reason for UF's difficulties may very well
have been playing some pretty good teams away


BRIAN, from page 32

minuscule, outside chance that the
Gators get an NCAA Tournament
berth by winning the Southeastern
Conference Tournament.
"Even if I had to play on one leg,
I was going to play on one leg. It's a
mental thing," she said. "If you don't
think about it then it don't hurt."
Brooks entered her junior year
with a new coach, a new system and
expectations to be one of the best
players in the SEC.
There was improvement, sure, but
Brooks had now spent three years in
Gainesville with no NCAA Tourna-
ment wins and only three victories in
the SEC tourney.
Now comes the grand finale, her
senior season
Brooks deserves an standing ova-
tion for this season. The Gators are
headed back to the NCAA Tourna-
ment on the shoulders of Brooks, and
they may even have a shot at winning


from home.
But the Gators better get used to that and learn
how to adjust quickly if they want make a run in
the postseason. UF will likely face No. 5-seed Ten-
nessee on Friday night in North Little Rock, Ark.
- another good team away from home.
Butler is confident her team will answer the
challenge this time around.
"The one thing that this team
has really responded to this year
W en's is the opportunity to practice and
Women'S improve," Butler said. "I fully
Basketball expect that's what we'll see from
them this week as well, knowing
that the stakes are even higher and there aren't go-
ing to be second chances, there aren't going to be
next games."


their first-ever SEC Tournament. She
lit Tennessee up for 29 points in ar-
guably the program's biggest win in
three years.
"Her level of play just really ele-
vates the bigger the game and the im-
plications of the game," Butler said.
"That's really special. She doesn't shy
away from the pressure. She tight-
ens up her laces and goes to another
level.
"She's already led us to some
things that have not happened here
before. As many great teams as
there's been here, there haven't been
a ton that have had that top-four seed
(in the SEC Tournament)."
That's a scary thought for the rest
of the tournament field. The bigger
the game, the better Brooks plays.
It's true. Twenty-five points in
a 79-78 upset against No. 2 LSU her
freshman year. Twenty-one against
No. 21 Kentucky that same season.
"She's our little beast," senior
forward Marshae Dotson said. "She
doesn't take no crap."


Now the opportunity is here. This
little beast could catapult herself to
the top of the "Gator Greats" if she
leads UF deep into March.
"It's players that understand how
to compete and compete over a long
period of time," said Tennessee coach
Pat Summitt when asked what goes
into making a player have an impact
on her program. "When postseason
comes, they're not going to give in to
fatigue."
This is the team that could set the
tone for the program.
And if it goes deep into March
after perhaps winning the SEC Tour-
nament, there will be recruits hoping
to talk to Butler and UF, not the other
way around.
"Whether people think I'm a good
point guard or one of the worst point
guards ever, I just try to stay focused
and stay composed," Brooks said.
Whatever she's doing, it has
worked for her, maybe better than
any women's basketball player ever
to play in Gainesville.


Team feels sense of urgency heading into regular season's final stretch


Harrison uiamona / Anigaior siari
UF forward Chandler Parsons calls out to his teammates as he looks to pass during the Gators' 79-75
loss to Tennessee in the O'Connell Center on Sunday.


HOOPS, from page 32

UF follows up the game at Mis-
sissippi State with its season finale
against Kentucky at home Satur-
day in what will most likely play
out like a tournament elimination
game.
The Gators are currently tied
for third with the Wildcats in the
SEC East.
"We're worried, but in a good
way," Parsons said. "I'm nervous,
but yeah, everyone's nervous be-
fore a game, especially how big
this game is."
In a similar situation last year,
UF failed to finish out the season
strong, losing eight of its last 11
games.
It was a stretch that saw the
Gators lose their last four games
of the season including a first-
round loss in the SEC Tournament
- and miss out on the Big Dance
for the first time in a decade.
"Of course we're fired up to
get out there and win and play
ourselves into the tournament,"
guard Erving Walker said. "And


then, honestly, there probably is a
little sense of panic. Not in a bad
way, but just knowing that it's
coming to an end and we've got
to get it done."
After last season's end-of-the-
year collapse, UF rebounded to
play its way to the semifinals of
the National Invitation Tourna-
ment.
This time around, the Gators
hope to stay as far away from
Madison Square Garden as pos-
sible.
UF is No. 49 in the latest RPI
rankings, has a strength of sched-
ule that ranks 94th in the country
and has just one quality win out-
side SEC play (against Pacific-10
Conference leader Washington).
"I would say the team, myself
and as a team, nobody wants to
go to the NIT. So there probably
is, knowing that there's two (reg-
ular-season) games left, panic,"
Walker said. "Not in a bad way
like scared. But just some type of
urgency, wanting to win and get
back out there. I think that can be
good."
















UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators enter postseason in slump


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

Some may be searching for what
went wrong all of a sudden or when ev-
erything just went bad.
How did the Gators go from 22-2 and
tied for first place in the Southeastern
Conference to the No. 4 seed in the SEC
Tournament and a major losing skid?
If you ask UF coach Amanda Butler
about why her team has lost four of its
last five games, she'll give you a pretty
straightforward answer.
"We just played some really good
teams, and we played some really good
teams on their home floors," Butler said
during the SEC Tournament teleconfer-
ence on Monday. "We ran up against
some teams that were really, really
ready to play and took very seriously
home-court advantage."
The list of the Gators' defeats in-
cludes road losses at SEC Tournament
No. 2-seed Vanderbilt by 16, at No.
3-seed LSU by 19 and at No. 7-seed
Georgia by 9.
Throw in their only home loss of
the season to No. 8-seed Arkansas, and
people are wondering if the wheels have
fallen off at the worst possible time.
"When you get to February in the
SEC, you're going to see great talent
and great coaching combined," Butler
said. "Nobody's going to have an easy
win."
Nothing has come easy for the Gators
since Feb. 8.
That's the day UF had what ap-
peared to be a monumental win against
then-No. 12 Tennessee.
The Gators were sitting at 8-1 in the
conference and appeared to be on cruise
control following their toppling of the
SEE SEC, PAGE 31


Katie Tschopp/ Alligator
UF coach Amanda Butler yells orders at her team during the Gators' 83-74
loss to Arkansas in the O'Connell Center on Feb. 19.


Sports
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


Calathes thinks UF will 'definitely' make tournament


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

No one is confusing Nick Calathes with
Joe Namath, but this as close to a guarantee
as you're going to get from the Gators this
season.
"I think that we will definitely make the
tournament," Calathes said. "I think we can




* For an update on UF center fielder
Kim Waleszonia's leg injury, a story
about gymnastics judging and a
recap of the men's tennis team's win
against FSU, go to Page 12.


do it. That's just my opinion. I just know
our team. I know we need these two games,
and we still got the SEC Tournament. I've
got confidence in our team."
The Gators (21-8, 8-6 Southeastern
Conference) have lost four of their last six
games and have lost two straight.
With time slipping away, UF can't af-
ford another loss when it plays Mississippi
State (17-12, 7-7 SEC) tonight at 8 p.m. in




1948: The UF men's basketball
team suffers its worst loss in school
history, falling 87-31 to Kentucky. The
Gators' second-worst loss also came
against the Wildcats, 102-48 in 1981.


Starkville, Miss.
The Bulldogs lead the
* conference in 3-point
shooting (246 made this
season), and the Gators
Men's are second to last in de-
Basketball fending the three.
Mississippi State also
poses problems in the
paint for UF with 6-foot-9 shot blocker


Jarvis Varnado.
ESPN's Joe Lunardi, who predicts the
NCAA Tournament bracket, had UF as one
of his first four teams out of the tournament
Sunday night.
"I would definitely say there's a sense of
panic, a sense of urgency," forward Chan-
dler Parsons said. "Everybody will be on
edge understanding what's at risk here."
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 31


POL QUSTO I


Today's question: How many games will the women's basket-
ball team win in the SEC Tournament?
Previous question: Should freshman forward Ray Shipman
be more involved in UF's offense? (see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
80% (32)
20% (8)
40 TOTAL VOTES


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Brooks could


leave as legend

It's hard to see it behind her meek smile.
Or maybe it's her small 5-foot-7 frame that
keeps you from catching a glimpse.
It could be her quiet, shy demeanor that makes
you wonder if she's capable of more than a five-
minute chat.
Perhaps it's the fact that there's not much of a
strut or a presence that overwhelms you.
You don't see Sha Brooks and think "star ath-
lete." Even after talking to her, you still don't see it.
All-Southeastern Conference from this girl? Really?
You have to wait to see that until she plays. Then
you're convinced. And it has been a very convinc-
ing four years in Gainesville
for Brooks.
You probably won't
recognize her on Stadium
Road or at The Hub. She's
too quiet and small to draw
attention.
Brian Steeleattenhon.
Brian Stee When she puts on her
Steele-ing Bases sneakers and dons orange
bsteele@alligator.org and blue, however, she be-
comes someone who will go
down as one of the best players in UF history.
Brooks has her name all over the Gators record
books, but other players have put up better num-
bers than she has. That's not why she should be list-
ed among the "Gator Greats," as UF coach Amanda
Butler calls them.
It's because she has gone through as much as
one college athlete can.
She helped the Gators earn an NCAA Tourna-
ment berth her freshman year on a senior-laden
team where she was the second-leading scorer, only
to get blown out 83-59 in the first round by 11-seed
New Mexico.
Then came a sophomore year where she played
with a tom meniscus in her left knee on a team that
was dreadful and got then-UF coach Carolyn Peck
fired. But Brooks refused to shut it down on the
SEE BRIAN, PAGE 31




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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 115 We Inform. You Decide. -1 Reye WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 STATE UF spends over $100M on federal lobbying By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Staff Writer tstewa rt@alligator org As lawmakers started the spring legislative session Tuesday, they were joined by lobbyists from around the state, including about six of UF's own lobbyists.] Those six are part of a team of 11 lobbyists employed by UF on the federal and state level to help shore up funds for research projects and other causes near and dear to the university. On the federal side of things, UF was one of almost 300 colleges, universities and other educational groups in 2008 that spent over $100 million on federal lobbying for the first time since the Center for Responsive Politics began compiling numbers in 1998. In 2008, UF used BGR Group, the same lobbying group as Abercrombie & Fitch, Lockheed Martin and Pfizer, according to the center From 1998 to 2008, UF's federal lobbying expenses climbed from $80,000 a year to $240,000, hitting a peak of $300,000 in 2005, according to the center's database on opensecrets.org.Those numbers don't tell the whole story, though. SEE LOBBYING, PAGE 10 Old senators give tearful goodbyes By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer Tuesday night's back-toback Student Senate meetings were filled with tearful goodbyes and words of encouragement, as old senators left and new senators sat through their first meeting. Independent Sen. Audrey Goldman and Gator Sen. Suzanne Hershman were chosen as the new Senate president and Senate Pro-tempore, respectively, following the departure of Senate President Jordan Johnson, who was elected as UF's next Student Body president last week. Between goodbyes, senators also got down to business, passing one bill and one resolution. The bill, which passed unanimously, gave $35,130.86 to the Board of College Councils, which is responsible for divvying up funds and distributing them among various college councils on campus. The passed resolution was in support of Gator Ride, a student organization that hopes to provide transportation to UF students around Gainesville who are unable to drive responsibly because of alcohol consumption. A resolution is a piece of legislation which presents an opinion but takes no action. Gator Ride was denied funding from the Senate several weeks ago because of liability issues. A copy of the resolution will be sent to Tigert Hall and given to UF's General Council to access, before SG reconsiders allotting funding. Jared Hamil was also approved to fill the empty District E seat. Stephen Lawson, chairman of SG's Elections Commission, also stopped by to validate the results from last week's SG election, which included the results for Student Body president and the 50 filled Student SEE SENATE, PAGE 10 Years of experience create bonds among UPD officers By APRIL DUDASH Alligator Contributing Writer Two men lounging at the Patrol Division front desk said I was in for some good stories that night. "He's going to tell you stories about the war," the man wearing a baseball cap joked. "What war?" his friend asked. "The Civil War." The baseball-cap wearer grinned. As if on cue, an older gentleman in uniform strolled out of the back room and introduced himself as Officer Ray Metrick. He had a gray mustache, and his gentle face was etched with laugh Special| lines. Report As he ushered me out of the chipped and weathered brick building on UF's campus, 40-degree wind hit our cheeks, reddening them instantly. I was accompanying Metrick on a five-hour patrol for the University Police Department, where we would scour campus for law breakers and mischief mongers. The streets were already bustling due to Friday SEE UPD, PAGE 9 0 UF women's basketball coach Amanda Butler (right) is stressing defensive effort as the key to victory for her team as it enters the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Friday. See Story, Page 32. Man arrested after crashing car into house, fleeing scene A man was arrested after he crashed his car into the side of a house Tuesday night. At about 10:30 p.m. a Gainesville police officer attempted to pull over a black Cadillac STS for a traffic violation said GPD Sgt. Stephen Hayes. Hayes said instead of pulling over, the man sped up, losing control of his car and crashing it into the house at 1202 NW 4th Ave. The man crawled out of the passenger side of the car and ran north, but the officer caught him, Hayes said. The man was carrying crack, Hayes said. -KATIE EMMETS A photo exhibit that provides a gl impse into the lives of MuslimAmericans is on display in the Reitz Union until Monday. See Story, Page 5. Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 25 /rVT CROSSWORD 29 Sunny SPORTS 32 66/40 visit www.alligator.org Ante Up Seth Zebrick, 20, Hussain Khalid, 19, Shirak Zakaryan, 19, and others consider their bets at the Texas Hold 'em Tournament on Tuesday evening in Orange and Brew. The tournament was held by the Student Finance Group as a fundraiser for the club.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3 LOCAL County unveils first solar panel project By KATIE EMMETS Alligator Writer kemmets@alligator org The first Alachua County Government large-scale solar panel project was unveiled Tuesday. There are now 128 solar panels at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park, said Ron Bishop, Alachua County solid waste engineer. The energy provided by the panels will be sold to Gainesville Regional Utilities for 32 cents a kilowatt-hour under the new feedin tariff bill that was implemented March 1. "By the end of the year, Gainesville will have produced twice as much energy as the entire state," he said. Bishop said that the park expects the panels to produce enough energy to power three or four houses per day. "Sunlight is free. It's delivered to your door without any shipping and handling fees." Ron Bishop Alachua County engineer Bishop said he started thinking about ways to use alternative energy more than 25 years ago, but because it was too expensive he didn't begin thinking realistically about it until four years ago. "Sunlight is free," he said. "It's delivered to your door without any shipping and handling fees." I p 17 i/r Gainesville County Commissioner Mike Byerly cuts a ribbon for the solar panel ceremony during the "Solar Power On! Ceremony" at the Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station Tuesday. Utility rate decrease could mean fewer UF budget cuts By THOMAS STEWART Florida's Public Service Commission. It jections for the current fiscal year. expected to be about $5.5 million, he said. Alligator Staff Writer would go into effect for the April billing UF factored in about $10 million for inThe increases in utilities would normally ewar@igator org cvcle.Tjm Leliedal, a spokesman for Progcreases in its utilitv bills into be paid by the state, which pays utilities for Progress Energy, which sells electricity to UF, has requested a decrease in electric rates that could soften UF's budget cut bybetween $2 million and $3 million, according to Matt Fajack, UF's chief financial officer. The request must still be approved by ress Energy, said the company requested the rate cuts because fuel prices have come down and because it decided to postpone some charges for a nuclear power plant being built in Levy County. The proposed rate decrease follows a few other decreases in UF's original utilities proOn the potential $72 million to Campus $75 million budget cut that UF President Bernie Machen announced in January, Fajack said. With the proposed rate decrease and other developments, the size of that cut is now Ja dc~bies 34TH ST. PLAZA IN STORE ONLY UF's educational buildings. This year, the state didn't pick up the tab for the extra costs. And it may not shell out the money next fiscal year either, so UF is still factoring about $11 million for next year's increases into the potential budget cut, Fajack said. LADIES'NIGHT 0 Free Wells & Drafts for Ladies $5 Domestic Pitchers for everyone 1702 W. University Ave. 374-4984 Beat the Clock L~\yc E D ggg K7gyij LNVL111 AOuL 1 L ethers of nominaion accepted through March 13t1, 2009 at 4:00 p~m. UF Sdar> L

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4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 ON CAMPUS UF may replace E-Learning system with upgrade By KRISTEN HUFF Alligator Contributing Writer After this week, it may not be long before blogs and Wikis become regular parts of the UF curriculum. Today, a committee will finish reviewing new-and-improved E-Learning systems, which will include more up-to-date features than the current system. E-Learning is UF's curriculum management system, which allows professors to teach all or parts of their courses online. "Part of what we're looking for as we're looking for a new system is a way to get to new technologies and put them into the hands of teachers and students to enhance learning. That's what it's all about," said Doug Johnson, the manager of E-Learning Support Services. It is likely that UF would have switched to a newer course management system soon anyway, but a pressing matter sped the process along, Johnson said. Vista, the vendor which supports UF's current course management system and branded ELearning at UF, announced last fall that as of October 2011 it would no longer support the program. A 17-member committee com"I don't know whether students are going to particularly like that or not." Doug Johnson E-Learning Support Services manager prised of 12 faculty members from different UF departments and five online program support employees was established to evaluate different systems used by peer institutions. During the past year, the committee has reviewed three possible systems. UF has been using a course management system since 1997. The Vista version has been in use since 2003. Johnson said the current system, which has 30,000 live sections this semester, functions well, but each of the three new systems will allow instructors to do more. For example, improved tools in all of the considered systems will allow teachers to more easily build tests and quizzes online. "I don't know whether students are going to particularly like that or not," Johnson said. Other features will cater to students and professors, such as a class blog to make learning more interactive. While the committee hopes to make a recommendation to the chief information officer by the end of March, Johnson said it is unclear when the new system will be implemented. With the current budget situation, it may be more cost effective to renew the Vista contract for 2010 and save the costs of installing the new system for 2011. Johnson said he would like to have the system installed by August 2010. "That's one of those funding issues," he said. "If we're given funding to get enough staff, we can definitely make the move." Anti-Amendment I group to premier two TV ads today 0 EQUALITY IS GAINESVILLE'S BUSINESS RAISED $59,015 SO FAR. By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Writer jhsizemore@a IIigator org Joanne is a lesbian firefighter. She protects all Gainesville citizens equally, she says through the TV screen. And she asks that on March 24, voters allow Gainesville to do the same by voting "no" on Amendment 1. The commercial is one of two by Equality is Gainesville's Business, which will hit cable channels today and run until the election. The same commercials will air Thursday on network TV, including WCJB TV-20 and the CW. "I could be fired from my job, or denied a home, for no other reason than my sexual orientation," Joanne says of Amendment 1 in the commercial. The amendment would nullify Chapter 8 of the Gainesville Code of Ordinances, titled "Discrimination." Instead, protections would be provided by the Florida Civil Rights Act at the state level. In effect, this would remove protected status for transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual Gainesville residents and loosen protecLocal tions for other classes. News The second commercial features a group of eight people, each providing a few words to an overall message against the amendment. A UF student, a reverend and Michael Bowie, the president of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, speak in the commercial. "The NAACP, for a long time, has fought discrimination and is opposing Amendment 1," Bowie said. Craig Lowe, a city commissioner and founder of Equality, declined to comment on the commercial's cost. As of February 13, Equality raised $59,015, the most money of any political action committee in Gainesville's history, according to the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections. LOCAL ELECTIONS Commission candidates discuss economy, Amendment I By JACQUELYN WEINER Alligator Contributing Writer Although they clearly have their differences, there is one thing all candidates for the Gainesville City Commission can agree on: spending must be cut. "We have a deficit right now, and we need to be looking for ways to cut back, not ways to spend more money," said At-Large 1 candidate Robert Krames at a forum Tuesday night. Krames, along with the six other candidates running for the Gainesville city commission, spoke to about 40 people in a Gainesville commission candidate forum. Two city commission seats, District 1 and At-Large 1, are up for reelection March 24. Tuesday's forum was held at the Alachua County downtown library at 401 E. University Ave. A major point of discussion was what to do in these tough economic times. District 1 Commissioner Scherwin Henry spoke about the need to diversify the local economy and attract industry to Gainesville. Henry cited the green jobs that will be generated by the new solar feed-in tariff as an example of success. Gainesville is the first city in the U. S. to implement a solar feed-in tariff, which pays citizens for solar energy production. baran Hsu / miigaor bia" District 1 City Commissioner Scherwin Henry, up for re-election at the end of this month, answers a question during the Gainesville City Commission Candidates Forum while opponent Marcia Wimberly listens, at the Downtown Library on Tuesday evening. Marcia Wimberly, Henry's challenger for the District 1 seat, said it would be wiser to help existing Gainesville businesses. "I actually would like to see retention of the businesses we have, because many of them are closing," Wimberly said. "The mom-and-pop businesses are still the No. 1 employers," she added. Wimberly suggested implementing additional tax credits and creating new-business incubators to help struggling Gainesville businesses. The candidates for the At-Large 1 commission seat also voiced opinions on how to handle the city's fiscal pains. Krames emphasized the need to cut back on unnecessary city services, potentially merging similar services with the county. Tom Cunilio, also running for the At-Large 1 seat, also called for an end to wasteful city spending. "I'm amazed at the money we throw around," he said. At-Large 1 incumbent Jeanna Mastrodicasa suggested a freeze on raises and a reduction on the number of projects. Another of Mastrodicasa's challengers, James Schlachta, said the city must decide what projects are important and what can be cut. "There are some things that we will just not be able to fund," Schlachta said. Another hotly debated issue on the ballot was Charter Amendment 1, which would remove legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Both District 1 candidates, Henry and Wimberly, voiced disapproval of the amendment. "As a city commissioner, I must protectallthe citizensof Gainesville," Henry said. Among the At-Large 1 candidates, all but Mastrodicasa are for it. "I'm a very conservative person," said At-Large 1 candidate Richard Selwach. "I'm an advocate for a traditional marriage and family." Selwach said he has spoken to women and children that have expressed concern about the possibility of men using women's restrooms. "They're telling me that they don't want men in the bathroom," Selwach said. "I'm going to support those women and children."

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5 ON CAMPUS Photo exhibit aims to curb stereotypes of Muslims By CHELSEA KEENAN Alligator Writer The 28 photos displayed on the wall of the Reitz Union show the faces and lives of people who, according to some, often face adversity in society. The photos, which depict the lives of Muslims, were taken as part of a nationwide photography project called Unseen America and will be on display until Monday. Liz Gottlieb, the coordinator of UF's exhibit, said the project first started in New York City, when immigrant workers were prompted to start documenting their lives through photography. Now the project is used by minority groups who have had to fight stereotypes and prejudice in the past, she said. The five UF students who took the photos were all members of Islam on Campus and hoped to dispel the different stereotypes placed on Muslim-Americans in a post-Sept. 11 society. The pictures display different aspects of the photographers' lives, using family and friends as muses. Many center on the Islamic religion showing moments of prayer and time spent in celebration during various Islamic holidays. "Overall we wanted to show that Muslims are like everyone else," said UF graduate student Muhsin Aziz Ahmad. Although Ahmad, who is studying food science and human nutrition, said he was an amateur when it came to photography, he carried his camera with him everywhere in case he came across the perfect moment. "There is a basic stereotype that Muslims are terrorists." Asaad Musda UF electrical engineering graduate student He said he went "picture crazy," taking about 1,000 pictures between August and December before he found the six pictures he wanted to submit. Aziz, who said his theme was family, took many pictures of his father, who is a doctor. Asaad Musda, a UF graduate student studying electrical engineering, said he has always been interested in photography and saw the project as a way to show off his skill as well as the daily lives as Shirley Hiney pauses to look at photos taken by Muslim-American students as part of the exhibit by Unseen America in the Reitz Union on Tuesday. Muslims. "People usually see our religion lims celebrating Eid, the holiday "There is a basic stereotype that as violent and full of hatred," he that signifies the end of Ramadan Muslims are terrorists," he said. said. and fasting. Graduate student MohammadMohammed hoped to break this "They're greeting one another Eslam Mohammed agreed. myth by showing pictures of Muswarmly," he said. UF student to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight By AMBER EHRKE Alligator Contributing Writer When she was 7 years old, Krystina Gustafson would slide into her mom's high heels, saunter in front of the television and pretend to be Vanna White, "flipping" the letters on the screen. "She had the walk down perfectly," said her mother, Mary Gustafson. In December, the UF journalism senior accomplished what she said was one of her lifelong goals -to compete on "Wheel of Fortune." The show will air tonight on CBS at 7 p.m. Gustafson said she is not Student revealing details about her Life success, so she can surprise her friends when it airs. She began the tryout process, which consisted of two auditions, in October. She got the call three weeks after her second audition. "I didn't really think I'd make it," she said. "It had always been a dream, but I just went on a whim without expecting any results." W4 49 J AI7~ AI Ik' N1 A IN 0 0 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 Wo all ASaUle S91a la MMMpue iiiiGRADUATION '?9N tZ 2009 OJOW PUB Seg, The Buchholz SI OL U T T 0 fi r AIPr High School Band Presents: The Dallas Brass Performing The Alligator's Graduation 2009 section is American Musical Journey" the perfect place for advertisers to either thank March 12, 7:00 pm Buchholz Auditorium students for their support during their years in Tickets $15 Gainesville, or advertise for graduation gifts, Available @ Great Southern products or services suitable for graduates. Music, Hoggtowne Music, Lipham Music or at the door Run Date: Monday, April, 6th the evening of the concert Deadline: Monday, March, 30th Contact your Sales -For more info go to C onta4t y Sale i a d n/ www.buchholzband.com Rep loday: 376-4482 ul 4

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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Slow News Day Online news sources add to cultural illiteracy No news isn't necessarily good news. When the Editorial Board sits down each day to go over fodder for the next day's editorial, we usually have a few strange, funny or otherwise relevant news stories to choose from. We try not to focus on trivial news or ignore big issues, especially when they impact UF students in some way. But today, when we were scouring national headlines trying to find something to opine on, it became apparent that either nothing interesting happened today, or the United States has become completely ignorant of what's actually going on in the world. CNN.com, an otherwise reputable news source, has the option of ranking stories by popularity. The most popular headline? "Sexy tot mom pics! Following that are stories about Michael Jackson, the television show "Wife Swap," an asteroid perched precariously close to the Earth and a few missing person and plane crash stories that the cable news is currently obsessing over. To be fair, a story about President Barack Obama overturning a Bush law that weakened the Endangered Species Act is also high up on the list, but that's the only story pertaining to national or world issues out of the ten. This ignorance is nothing new -scholars have published several journal articles on the concept of "American privilege" -the idea that Americans feel that they can disregard the rest of the world just because they sit in a position of power and relative wealth. American high school students don't know a world map from a hole in the ground, and UF students probably know more about drink specials in midtown on Wasted Wednesday than about U.S. foreign or economic policy, let alone international relations. News is digested in bullet points and sound bites, which gels with the fast pace of our society. Americans want their news now, and they want it on computers, BlackBerrys and Kindles alongside broadsheet newsprint. Opposing technology is nothing less than curmudgeonly, and the Editorial Board embraces the positive effect the Internet has had on journalism and storytelling. But in breaking up the news by story, people can read exactly what they want to read and disregard the rest. Unfortunately, most of the time people would rather read stories about kittens being stuffed in smoky bongs (also on CNN.com's top 10 list) than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent envoy in Israel. And the current crisis in the journalism industry doesn't bode well for in-depth investigative stories or international perspectives. As more and more great papers like the Rocky Mountain News close their doors, fallen victim to the faltering economy and years of negative revenue, people will become less and less informed. They will get their news from several national online sources like CNN.com, and small yet significant issues will go unnoticed. Newspapers exist to serve the community. They are charged with exposing corruption and keeping local government officials honest. Local newspapers are already struggling to keep reporters on staff to cover crucial local issues like City Commission meetings, and predictions for the future are less than bright. As more news moves online, many will give up their morning newspaper-and-breakfast rituals. Maybe they'll skip breakfast altogether and just head in to work, where they can browse PerezHilton.com from the safety of their cubicles. But one thing is certain: As more newspapers go under, Americans will become less informed, and a great service to society will be lost. 0the 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 ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org//opinions Yeah man, it Oh, hey! You dressed up looks like it's Actually, I'm like Dr. Manhattan! You suffering from going to be sfeigfo must be excited about going to be SEVERE HYPOTHERMIA. TOTALLY EPIC' Watchmen!!! cat ECt's so cold out here--1 can wait! hwfihuthyp it to a fmw just can't wait to see Imcrost e o how aith ,.stey ee they could POSSIBLY A rgt ho aihulte .wr adapt it to a film. A IrihPLEASE to the original graphic HELP ME. novel. 20d) Body image issues efore Carrie Bradshaw, there was Barbara Millicent Roberts. She turns 50 years old this week, and she's never looked better. You may know her as Barbie -that doll with flawless skin, the toy that never has to excuse herself to the little doll's room to touch up her eyeliner or lipstick, the one with the feet that come stiletto-ready. In five decades, she's managed to have over one hundred careers, each one with its own accessories. She even has her own pinked-out aisle in the toy stores. I have to admit: I'm impressed. Barbie is the doll America loves to hate. Feminists have held dear their right to blast the half-inch-shy-of-a-foottall toy, blaming her for low self-esteem and eating disorders among girls. All that blame can't be placed on her tiny shoulders, though. The problem is that it's almost too easy to blame Barbie for negative body images. We're a society that just loves to blame others for our problems, and it doesn't matter who takes the blame -so long as we don't have to answer for our own shortcomings. I grew up with the support of strong, encouraging women who embody what I believe Barbie stands for, not as a fashionista, but rather as a strong feminine icon that has stood the test of time. Family members, friends, even teachers: The people we interact with on a regular basis are who shape our self-images in the end, not some molded piece of plastic covered in pink frills. A scene from "Mean Girls" comes to mind, where the Plastics are standing in front of a mirror pointing out their flaws. When they get to Cady Heron, all she can say is "I have really bad breath in the morning." transcend 'Barbie' One can look at the character of the head Plastic, Regina George, and draw links between her and Barbie: the dream house, expensive car and huge wardrobe -but Barbie never wistfully sighs, wishNaudia Jawad ing her thighs had a little less letters@alligator org jiggle to them or saying that her hairline looks weird. Therein lies the problem with the "girl world." It's okay to want to spend a day in Barbie's teeny-tiny shoes, but the obsession with perfection goes way beyond a doll. Yes, I've skipped meals before. And yes, I've also stood in front of a mirror analyzing everything I disliked about myself (huge pores and sucky nail beds included). It took a while before I realized how harmful that negativity was, and perhaps I am still grappling with the issue of my body image. Many girls are, whether they play with Barbie dolls or not. Let's give Barbie a break. She has had her superficial shortcomings along the way, but she's managed to stay classy since her 1959 debut in a black-and-white striped swimsuit. Instead of shouting about how sexist her body proportions are, how about we work to use positive reinforcement to boost the body images of those around us? But as we head out for Spring Break, perhaps we should all embrace the Barbie within us. Ladies, go out and flaunt what your mommas gave you. Save the negativity for that term paper due on the 16th. Naudia Jawad is a journalism graduate student. Her column appears on Wednesdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Do you own a pair of jorts? Tuesday's question: Are you going to Mexico for Spring Break? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 12% YES 88% NO 170 TOTAL VOTES

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Guest column Fashion Week doesn't represent real-life Gainesville fashion When you throw a festival of some sort, typically it is supposed to be in a location that has something to do with what the festival is about. Like Coffee Week in Seattle or Mugging Week in Detroit. Things synonymous with that city. This must be the logic, then, behind the first annual Gainesville Fashion Week. Because Lord knows, when I think haute couture, the first place that comes to mind is North Central Florida. Now, I understand that some of the party promoters here in Gainesville like to try to give our little college town the occasional upscale vibe. This is why I am constantly getting Facebook invitations to events claiming to be "High Society," while the next sentence tells me there are $2 shots of Old Crow if I go before 11. But honestly, folks, Fashion Week? That's kind of like having West Virginia Culture Week or the Utah Diversity Festival. Outside of a handful of kids I've met here from Miami and our inexplicable Long Island transplant population, I haven't met a whole lot of people in Gainesville who could tell a Prada loafer from a ProWing. So given the fact that our city has about as much fashion sense as an emu double-fisting handles of Jack Daniels, one has to ask, "What exactly is Gainesville Fashion Week going to entail?" I mean, a seven-day collection of No. 15 jerseys and Urban Meyer gameday polos doesn't exactly constitute a Fashion Week. Nor does bringing in models to sport whatever Tim Tebow fellatio the university has decided would look good on a T-shirt. Heidi Klum rocking "The Promise"? I'm thinking cover of next month's Vogue. And really, can any town that has more jean shorts per capita than it does cell phones really be mentioned next to the word "fashion"? Even if it could, you really think all the A-list designers are immediately Matthew Meltzer going to start emSpeaking Out bracing the monumental regression in fashion that is the jort? I don't even think there's a word for it in Italian. It's too horrific a thought. Why do I get the feeling that a year from now we're not going to be seeing models strutting through Miami in $1,000 Versace jorts and a pair of Cavalli flip-flops? Why am I thinking that "frat boy couture" is not going to be the next big thing in Milan? "Hello, Harry? This is Salvatore Ferragamo. How soon can we come out with a line of T-shirts from frat parties that happened two years ago? That long? OK, what about leg warmers and Uggs? Think we can do that faster? I have to get on this before de la Renta, or we'll be a laughingstock next month in New York." Perhaps someone is hoping Vera Wang will decide to come out with a line of blue and orange sundresses, who knows? Maybe this will be the start of something big. Maybe Donna Karan will see the fashion revolution that is the jean short and decide to set up shop at Oaks Mall right between the beauty supply store and Gator Mania. Maybe Gucci will follow suit and open a location next to Balls. And maybe those expensive ads with shop locations on the bottom will someday read "Rodeo Drive, Bal Harbour, Butler Plaza." But somehow, I doubt it. Somehow I think this column is really more of a collection of all the jokes that have been going through everyone's heads since they heard the term "Gainesville Fashion Week." Whoever is promoting this, I appreciate your effort. But maybe next time take a clue from the people who tried to promote Ohio Championship Month, and pick something a little more appropriate. Matthew Meltzer is a journalism graduate student. Letter to the Editor Gym's weight room not just for men Joshua Nederveld is a chauvinistic, pea-for-abrain, wannabe meathead. As a woman who regularly uses the bench (with her measly 70 pounds), I am outraged by his delusional "unwritten laws" of the weight room. Nederveld and gym bros like him need to stop comparing their paltry triceps in the mirror wall and take a good look around. He needs to realize that not all women are the 2.5 pound-lifting, nailbreaking, elliptical-revolving girls he so eloquently speaks of. Sure those girls can be annoying, but I can name plenty of others who squat just as much as most guys. Every member of the Student Body contributes funding to Rec Sports through the activities fee. Therefore, women -pretty girls and tomboys alike -have an equal "right and privilege" to use the "good" side of the gym as do the gorillas. As far as Nederveld's unsubstantial comments about the gym music selection, don't be fooled. I am quite sure he is guilty of knowing more than a few of the words to "Since You've Been Gone" (and liking it). Listening to endless amounts of Rage Against the Machine while curling 30s won't make him more of a man. If Nederveld simply can't stand the mood Akon puts him in, I have one simple tip for the beefcake -get an iPod, and while he's at it, a life, so he can find something better to do than rag on the ladies in the weight room who he and his puny pecs don't stand a chance with. Emily Congdon 3LS "Copyriht'd Material Available from Commercial News Providers". 91 so -A Column Conservative movement reduced to spiteful, whiny children J was once informed that the only way to gain a clear understanding of a political group or a movement is to hear what one of their die-hard partisans has to say on the subject. A liberal, even when trying to be objeclive, will mischaracterize a conservative and vice versa -but let one of a group's very own firebrands take the stage and then you begin to find out what they're really about. Such instances are guaranteed to be entertaining, if not educational, and one occurred very recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a meeting of conservative luminaries that parallels the worst excesses of the Chautauqua tent. Since the Obamanon, the conservative movement has been experiencing a malaise Sean Hannity has even gone so far as to open his show with the proclamation of "Conservatism in Exile!" Clearly, these lost souls need a leader. So, which firebrand rose to the occasion and gave an impassioned (and more than twice as long as allotted) speech in defense of conservatism? None other than the current poster-boy of the conservative movement, Rush "The Doper" Limbaugh. The radio personality called out the president during his speech, thundering "President Obama: Your agenda is not new, it's not change and it's not hope." It goes without saying that this remark was wellreceived. Limbaugh's speech can give some valid insight into the current incarnation of the conservative movement. For example, an uncomfortable amount of his speech was dedicated to that old pastime of his: self-aggrandizement. He even included a painfully unfunny joke about how God likes to imagine that he's Rush Limbaugh. Additionally, the luminary pointed out to his somewhat jangled audience that he believes Presin dent Barack Obama has the power to destroy the conservative movement. -Limbaugh's speech was heavy on criticism and hysterics, Eric Chianese but weak on ideas. letters@alligatororg This, to me, seems to be the primary problem with the current conservative movement. The loss of powers so long enjoyed and so poorly used seems to have unhinged them a bit and reduced today's conservative movement to a histrionic, spiteful gang of children. There is, undoubtedly, a power vacuum in the conservative movement as it exists and the GOP in general. Gov. Bobby Jindal, it was hoped, would be able to step up to the plate as the Republican answer to Obama, but his speech went over about as well as Limbaugh's draft-dodging at a meeting of the Vietnam Veterans of America. Gov. Sarah Palin, against all logic, is performing well in current polls, but the idea of Palin 2012 is a joke and most conservatives know it. With no one to fill the shoes which are feeling increasingly empty since the days of Reagan, naturally the conservatives are paying some heed to the bold and confident Limbaugh. They would do well to practice caution, however, as this particular pied piper might very well lead them off a cliff and actually succeed in destroying the movement. For their own sake, conservatives need to hitch their outdated covered wagon to a figure more interested in ideas and less in. well. himself. And preferably one who has never referred to Obama as a "magic negro." Eric Chianese is an English junior. His column appears weekly.

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8, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Documentary on civil rights struggle airs this month By EMILY FUGGETTA Alligator Writer When thinking of the Civil Rights Movement, Gainesville doesn't immediately come to mind. But "Freedom Ride 2008," a 25-minute documentary that surveys Alachua County's Civil Rights Movement, proves that Gainesville played an important role. The documentary will air three times per day on Alachua County's Community 12 Television through mid-March. The documentary aired in early February for Black History Month. Community 12 TV producer Alan Yeatter said the station has done special programming for Black History Month since 2005. Yeatter said he saw the re-dedication of the Gainesville bus depot in Rosa Parks' honor as the perfect opportunity for this year's filming. "It's important to understand our history so we have a better understanding of our present," he said. The film opens with Alachua residents singing and clapping to the word "freedom" as they ride a Regional Transit System bus with same word flashing on a display at the front of the bus. Leslie Cosby, Gainesville High School's first African American teacher, said it's important for younger generaCOn tions to understand what happened during the '50s and'60s. "If you have no idea what's going on, then you don't realize the opportunities you have because of what someone else sacrificed," she said. "It's nice to know both sides of the coin," she said. Yeatter said that because Gainesville has a large student population and sees a lot of people coming and going, the area's history may not be widely known. "People might think of the civil rights movement in more national terms without really thinking about what things were like within our own community," he said. According to Cosby, experiencing the Civil Rights Movement in Gainesville was different than it would have been in a big city because of the tight-knit community developed by UF. "Gainesville is a unique town," she said. "Always has been, always will be." LOCAL NEWS Hot line offers help with food stamps By AMANDA HINES Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville residents are giving positive feedback on a customer service call center hot line in which people can learn about applying for food stamps. The line was funded by a $14,973 allocation from the Alachua County Board of Commissioners. The Department of Children and Families added the hot line to their list of services, said Lynn Dann, an operations management consultant for the department. Contacting the center is the only way to ask about food stamp benefits. The hot line is for all calls, not just those about applications, she said. It is the only county-funded line in Florida, Dann said. I 1 17 ?"UDE T ".A Elect Richard Selwach for City Commission At-Large Seat 1 March 24th. Vote Yes on Charter Amendment 1 Keep men out of women's public facilities. Don't discriminate against women and children. Let's keep women's restrooms safe and private. Political Adv. paid for and approved by Richard Selwach. No party affiliation for Gville City Commission Before the hot line, 24 percent of people who called were waited on, and 55 percent of those eligible for benefits got them, according to a press release from the County Manager's office. Dann said the department advertised for the hot line to reach people who haven't had to apply before and might be hesitant to go to the center in person. It's too early for updated statistics, but Dann said the hot line has been popular. About 600 people have registered for food stamp applications since the hot line's launch. "Unfortunately, many are eligible," she said. The department is scheduled to display the results of the service to the Alachua County Commissioner's office in April. Led Classes: Tues 7:30-9:00 pm Thurs 5:30-7:00 pm Self Practice Classes 7M, T, W 7-9 pm $10 per person -drop in -packages available Kevin Bogle kevbogle@yahoo.com Christine Wiese hibiscus102@gmail.com (352) 338-1743 e (352) 215-0130 UTC @ 809 W. Univ. Ave. Studio@ NW 10th Ave & 6th St yoga-gainesville.com ashtanga-yoga-gainesville.com Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily readership of more than 50,000, reach every market in Gainesville. Contact us at [352] 376.4482. Diets Don't Work Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full. Learn how at /~ ~\ -__--_ Student Health Care Center 392-1161 x4281 www.shcc.ufl.edu -J isetoyu bo{i1.TI.!d.' Emily Fuggetta /Alligator Teamwork, Teamwork Joyce Conners of Micanopy and Robert Puzio of Gainesville practice a team-building exercise at a Certified Emergency Response Team program session Tuesday. See Story at alligator.org. Ashtanga Yoga in Gainesville! 14*)

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AROUND GAINESVILLE Man eats 30 wings in under 3 min. U THE CONTEST RAISED MONEY FOR RED CROSS. By ANA GONI-LESSAN Alligator Contributing Writer It took Kyle Myers only two minutes and 51 seconds to eat 30 wings at Gator's Dockside on Tuesday night. The two-time Newberry watermelon-eating contest champion beat 23 other contestants in the "Wing of Fire" wing-eating competition, which included his roommate, Steven Langston. "I thought for sure that I had him. And then I looked over and he was done." Steven Langston Wing-eating competitor r Contestants, hands and faces covered in orange wing sauce, struggled to beat Myers as the Rocky theme song played in the background. "I thought for sure that I had him," Langston, who won second place, said. "And then I looked over and he was done." Contestants paid $25 to compete. The event raised $750 for the American Red Cross, including donations. The winner won a $25 gift certificate to Satchel's and a trophy with a gold rooster on top. A chicken wing trophy was too obnoxious, said Casey Schmelz, an emergency services specialist for Gainesville's American Red Cross. Brett Morgan, general sales manager for Wade Raulerson Buick Pontiac GMC, scarfs wings at the Wing of Fire wing-eating contest at Gator's Dockside Tuesday. Officers consider law enforcement an opportunity to help students UPD, from page 1 ni ght festivities. As soon as I slid into the passenger's seat of the patrol car and attempted to warm my hands, we were winding down Museum Road, and he began to share his 17 years in law enforcement with me. During casual conversation, he carefully monitored the positions of the other officers on duty on his computer screen, making sure his patrol car wasn't far from them in case they ran into an emergency situation. "I always was with a good team," he said. "I knew that someone had my back." The recent career switch from covering narcotics and violent crimes with different law enforcement teams in South Florida to patrolling a college campus hasn't fazed him at all. "I'm new, and they've been very good to me," he said, grasping the steering wheel. Metrick, 57, has been with UPD for about 10 months, but his almost 20 years of adrenaline rushes and team training put him on par with seasoned UPD officers. He was on the road Friday night with officers who have put in the same amount of time into UPD that he has with various agencies across Florida. He holds a certain respect for officers who have stayed with UPD for almost two decades. Officers who have been in law enforcement for many years have formed a trust that mentally assures everyone they are going to go home safely after the shift ends. That connection with his fellow officers kept Metrick alert late Friday night as he intently listened to the outdoor festivities through his open car window, even though the temperatures were in the 30s. After about 15 minutes of waiting in his patrol car near Fraternity Drive, a yellow Ford Escape zoomed past a stop sign, oblivious to Metrick's presence in the shadows. He shifted into drive and sped after the guilty driver, who kept hitting the brake lights out of nervousness. The patrol car's red and blue lights flickered and reflected off "It is Unlawful to Feed the Alligators" signs posted by Lake Alice. After both cars were parked in the righthand lane on Museum Road, Metrick exited the car with calm and collected professionalism, and he strolled over to the driver's side window. After issuing a ticket for an expired registration instead of running the stop sign, Metrick scooted back into his vehicle and added a copy of the ticket to a collection shoved in the sun visor. "Both students stuck out their hands and thanked me for bringing it to their attention," he said. "I felt like I was getting through to them and that something was accomplished." Patrolling with compassion Other UPD veterans who have been a part of the Patrol Division have also turned these types of positive interactions with students and Gainesville residents into important career memories. UPD Lt. Stacy Ettel sat in his chair back at the UPD Administration Office, surrounded by routine paperwork and manuals. He had a sharp chin, broad shoulders and a voice that commanded attention and discipline. Ettel, who has served 16 years at UPD, remarked that he considers law enforcement to be an opportunity to help students. "You get a few minutes to show compassion," he said. He recalled a moment when he helped a man who skidded on his bicycle and smacked his face on the pavement. Ettel ran into the same man years later at graduation, and the man remembered how he had washed his face and held his hand. "Those are the things you remember," Ettel recalled. "They see you later on, and they remember." Just like the student who got his wallet stolen at UF's Southwest Recreation Center will probably remember the empathy Metrick showed Friday night when he spent part of the evening looking through bushes with a flash light near a Hull Road bus stop, hoping to find the wallet discarded in the leaves. The lanky student, with disheveled blond hair and a UF pre-med T-shirt, paced as he made multiple phone calls, distress lacing his voice. Metrick gave him advice about leaving personal belongings on the basketball court. After taking his information, Metrick was back in his patrol car, and he parked in the lot next to Keene-Flint Hall. It was nearing 1 a.m., and people were starting to filter out of the bars. A woman in a short clubbing outfit stumbled past Metrick. As she clung to her friend, she shouted and waved with a smile, "Heyyyy! Heyyyy!" Metrick didn't even flinch. He seemed used to the unexpected, drunken greetings, and focused more on spotting potential drunken drivers than humoring the extroverted bar-hopper. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Gardens are focus of new art program By YVONNE AYALA Alligator Contributing Writer While many students buzz along Gale Lemerand Drive as they make their way to class, few may give a second glance toward the shady oaks that conceal UF's Wilmot Gardens. The gardens, which sit behind Shands Medical Plaza, have become the focus of a new Art in the Gardens program. The program offers art, music and meditation workshops and performances, all free and open to the public. For example, Shands Arts in Medicine, or AIM, has hosted a weekly flora and fauna art series in the five-acre site since January. During the series, Shands patients have worked with local artists to create their own art. AIM also hosts a weekly meditation series and monthly musical performances. "We'd like to see students studying, reading, relaxing and staff and physicians to take a walk and get away from everything in their day," said Linda Luecking, the UF Wilmot Gardens project coordinator. "We want the university to want to use that space as a green space." AIM was one of only four statewide applicants to receive a Culture Builds Florida grant for $25,000 from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

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ON CAMPUS Student organizes candlelight vigil for education By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Staff Writer tstewart@alligator org A UF graduate student in the College of Education has organized a candlelight vigil scheduled for today to protest the possibility of cutting the college's undergraduate programs. The vigil is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. in front of Norman Hall. UF recently asked the college, along with the College of Nursing, to present proposals with the pros and cons of cutting their undergraduate programs. Kali Davis, the student who is organizing the event, said a number of speakers have been lined up. The list includes students from the college, the vice president of the Florida Education Association and UF professor Dorene Ross. There will be about 240 battery-operated candles available at the event. The event has been called a funeral, but Davis said she's reluctant to use that word. "We don't want to convey any messages around death or anything, but it is a time of mourning for public education," she said. On Tuesday in Tallahassee, students held an event of their own to kick off the start of the legislative session, protesting the possible cuts to Florida's higher education system. Julie LeBlanc, an FSU sophomore who attended the event, said about 600 people showed up to hear legislators and educational leaders speak. "There's this preconceived notion that students don't really give a damn, and I think this showed that that's not necessarily true," LeBlanc said. Sen. O'Mara resigns, questions Incoming Student Body President Jordan Johnson applauds an outgoing student ate meeting filled with farewell speeches and gifts Tuesday night in the Reitz Unio fraternity's campaigning methods SENATE, from page I colleges and classes departed. f Their newly elected replacements Senate seats as well as the three joined senators who were elected to referendum questions and the one represent onand off-campus living initiative that passed. areas in the fall, to start the second At the beginning of the meeting, meeting of the night. membrances of you," he said, reDuring the discussion, re-electferring to the past memories and ed graduate representative Sen. friends he made inside of Senate. Ryan O'Mara stood to announce Harrell also thanked his parents, his resignation and to speak about who supported him throughout his the methods used by his fraternity four years at UT and even came to when he was an undergraduate to hear his remarks. sway elections at UF. Meanwhile, Progress Party Sen. O'Mara said he was forced to Dave Schneider welcomed the new collect at least two "I-Voted" sticksenators by laying out the tas and ers and that members would be challenges ahead of them. fined $50 if they failed to vote and "We have work to do," he said. recruit a friend to do the same. "We are facing budget cuts on the O'Mara, who recently ran in the horizon, and now more than ever Progress Party this semester, ran Student Government needs to be with the Gator Party in the past. the soap box that spea out to ad"I knew my speech would piss rew Stanfil/ Alligator Staff ministration." people off but it's because it's the senator during a senAfteranearlyfour-hourmeeting, truth," he said. "If it wasn't people old senators representing various wouldn't have an issue with it." Compared to other Fla. universities, UF ranks fourth in federal lobbying LOBBYING, from page 1 UF will also spend almost $334,000 in the current fiscal year lobbying on the state level, and UF's Student Government will spend almost $113,000 lobbying on the state and local level. All that money pays for the services of about 11 lobbyists, two on the federal level and nine on the state level. The UF Foundation, which handles UF's donations, pays for six of those lobbyists and the costs to maintain an office in Tallahassee, with private money. The money for three of the lobbyists comes out of UF's budget and the two SG lobbyists are paid for through student fees. UF colleges and administrative units may also incur some lobbying expenses when they send faculty or administrators to Washington or Tallahassee to talk with lawmakers. Sometimes a college, like the College of Medicine, may even pay to send students to a rally. Those funds, if they are spent, may come from various places like travel expense accounts or external affairs budgets, according to information from UF officials. It's not clear how much those costs might add up to in a single year. Jane Adams, UF's vice president of university relations, said UF's lobbying costs may seem like a lot, especially in tough budget times, but she argued UF would be in much worse shape without its lobbyists. On the federal level, for example, Adams said UF's lobbyists helped secure about $23 million in earmarks for research last fiscal year. The projects that were funded range from termite research to research on renewable energy. The project that saw the most money, $7.1 million, was for tropical and subtropical agriculture research, or T-Star, which includes research on reducing and eliminating invasive species. "As you can see," Adams said, "a $240,000 annual fee versus last year they helped us get $23 million. That's an excellent return on investment." For the current fiscal year, she said UF knows of at least $15.5 million in earmarks, though it is still combing through the recently passed federal budget for 2008-2009 for other projects that got funding. As was the case last year, T-Star got the biggest share of federal money, about $6.7 million, according to the most recent information. But $15.5 million is only a fraction of what UF actually requested from Washington this fiscal year. UF actually lobbied for about $79 million for projects. Adams said that's more of a wish list. "We don't expect to get anywhere near all of these proposals funded," she said. "We have a long list of projects to let members of Congress pick which ones appeal to them." That list is culled from an even longer list of research projects presented to administrators by UF's faculty. A panel of vice presidents determines which of those make the cut and are included in the final request. Adams said UF's lobbyists have been especially important this year, with government funds scarce during the state and federal budget crises. "We have to be very studious; we have to be very careful," she said. "We State have to look for any opportuNews nity we possibly can in order to get money in these times." There are many sources of funding that can be tapped for various projects, she said, but sometimes the trick is knowing where to look. The recently passed economic stimulus package also put UF's lobbyists to the test this year, she said. She said one of the most important things they helped accomplish was to make sure Florida wasn't excluded from education funding because of recent budget cuts. Some funds in the stimulus are contingent upon prior spending levels but, with universities slashing their budgets in recent years, they may not have been eligible for these funds. Luckily for UF, she said, a waiver was placed into the bill which allows U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to exempt specific states from the spending requirements. Gov. Charlie Crist recently sent a letter to Duncan asking that Florida be given that exemption, she said. As for how UF's federal lobbying expenses compare to other universities in Florida, UF ranks fourth. However, the reliability of the data was called into question when it was revealed that FSU, which, according to opensecrets.org, spent $520,000 in 2008, actually spent about $62,000, according to Ray Bye, FSU's director of federal relations and economic development at FSU. It appears the database added the salary of the State University System's lobbyist onto FSU's list of lobbying expenses when, in fact, that lobbyist is paid directly from state funds. According to the database, UF also lagged behind the University of South Florida, which spent $280,000 and Florida International University, which spent $351,000. Adams said the budget crunch has caused UF to reduce its lobbying costs this year. On the state level, UF is slated to spend about $100,000 less this year and the federal lobbying contract is up for renewal, which means UF will be shopping around for a better deal, though she said UF probably won't end up paying less. She said she's OK with that, though, considering the amount of money UF's lobbyists bring in. "I'm satisfied with where we are," she said.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11 An Unexpected Gift 14-year-old with cerebral palsy brings joy to his family Fourteen-year-old Caleb is one of the 11 children of the Hutchison family. Caleb has had athetoid cerebral palsy and been critically blind and deaf since birth. He is fed through a feeding tube and requires constant monitoring. His parents, Tammy and Scott, said they don't think of him any differently than any of the other kids in the family. They say Caleb is a gift from God and the center of the family. They laugh together, pray together and go to church together. "We've done everything that we know to make his life the best that it can be given the circumstances that he has," Tammy said. Photos and Text by Chen Wang TOP: Before bed, Scott and Tammy place their hands on Caleb and pray for him. RIGHT: Scott, Tammy and Caleb's nurse sit in the back of the church with Caleb. The other children sit in front of them. LEFT: Six-year-old Jeremiah, one of Caleb's younger brothers, watches Caleb. BOTTOM LEFT: Tammy adjusts Caleb's feeding tube to make sure it is well-connected. BOTTOM: Tammy gets a drink in the kitchen for her children while watching Caleb.

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12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 UF SOFTBALL Senior out until postseason By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer a be rry@alIlIiga to r org UF coach Tim Walton announced at his weekly press conference Tuesday morning that senior center fielder Kim Waleszonia suffered a tibial plateau fracture in her left knee and will likely not be back on the field for the No. 2 Gators until the postseason. "We're probably looking at the earliest return for her being postseason," Walton said. "If we get her back for the postseason, it's going to be a good thing." The injury occurred during the first inning of UF's 7-3 win against Texas Tech on Saturday, when Waleszonia dropped a bunt and was tripped by the Red Raiders second baseman, who put her foot across the bag while covering first base. Waleszonia tripped and flew through the air, landing in obvious pain. After spending several minutes on the ground, she was carried off the field by her coaches. A day before suffering the injury, Waleszonia got her 261st career hit, making her the career hits leader at UF. Prior to Sunday's games, which she watched from the dugout while on crutches, Waleszonia had started all 234 games of her college career. Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff UF center fielder Kim Waleszonia celebrates after an out in the Gators' 8-0 win against Baylor on Feb. 7 at Pressly Stadium. Search over, three presumed dead m TWO NFL PLAYERS AND ONE FORMER SOUTH FLORIDA PLAYER ARE STILL LOST AT SEA. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEARWATER -The Coast Guard called off the search Tuesday for two NFL players and a third man lost at sea off the Florida coast after their boat capsized during a fishing trip. Officials said the search would end at sundown, with Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent defensive lineman Corey Smith, who played with the Detroit Lions last season, and former South Florida player William Bleakley still missing in the rough, chilly seas. "We're extremely confident that if there are any survivors on the surface of the water that we would have found them," said Coast Guard Capt. Timothy Close, who added that searchers scoured the equivalent of 24,000 square miles over more than 60 hours. Hopes were raised Monday when crews found a fourth man who was aboard, 24-year-old former South Florida player Nick Schuyler, who managed to stay with the boat after it overturned Saturday evening. "We're extremely confident that if there are any survivors on the surface of the water that we would have found them." Timothy Close Coast Guard captain William Bleakley's father said he felt comfortable with the Coast Guard's decision and that his expectations lowered after only one survivor was found. "I think they did everything that they could," Robert Bleakley said of the Coast Guard. No. 9 Gators complete in-state sweep Corace earns first 2009 dual-match win By JOSEPH R. HOLZER los Cueto and Alex Lacroix won its initial sets and win matches on Alligator Writer match 9-8 (7-1). Courts 2, 3 and 4. The No. 9 UF men's tennis team continued its dominance over instate opponents with a 5-2 win against FSU in Tallahassee on Tuesday. The Gators' victory over the No. 15 Seminoles was their third consecutive against a team from Florida, following a pair of dual-match wins over South Florida and Miami. The initial point was collected by the Seminoles, as they won two of the three doubles matches. Only the newly ranked No. 80 duo of CarEvery first set in singles was won by UF. The Gators (93) received some help from courts 5 and 6, where Jeff Dadamo and Eric Corace earned a Corace point apiece in back-to-back sets for the Orange and Blue. FSU fought back in the second sets, taking Courts 1 through 4 to a deciding set. The UF players were able to return to the forms of their Only Cueto, the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, lost his match, though it was after the Gators clinched the win. "We have a good team," UF coach Andy Jackson said. "It's two months until the NCAA, where it really counts. "We've got to just keep getting better. We're excited for the victory. It's obviously a big one to beat Florida State." The Gators will begin SEC play Friday, hosting No. 11 Kentucky at 3 p.m. 1_ Gymnasts try to swing scores with smiles By EUGENIO TORRENS Alligator Writer You know the feeling you get when you're trying to impress somebody, and you're hoping more than anything else you don't mess up? Gymnasts know that feeling too well. Their sport depends on it. The UF gymnastics team has to impress two judges for dual meets week after week. In a subjective sport where even a "hello" between gymnast and judge prior to the meet is considered a no-no, sometimes it's all about giving off a good vibe and hoping the right judge picks it up. UF junior Melanie Sinclair has been growing up with judges from the state of Florida and has established a natural rapport with them -even though it hardly affects the scores they give her. Some judges have been evaluating her since she was young, and it has helped establish a natural, back-of-the-mind home-field advantage. It's nearly impossible to say if that extra smile or displaying team camaraderie helps for an extra hundredth of a point, but it's worth trying every time. "Every time I see a judge, I always make sure that I'm laughing or smiling," Sinclair said. "Judges like it whenever you're Gymnastics happy and carry that personality." Even though gymnastics is a sport where perfection is measured, gymnasts say they aren't really paying attention to a numerical score after their dismount. "You do leave it up to the judges' hands whenever you do your stuff," Sinclair said. "But by me being me and trying to be a good performer, I feel that should be enough in the judges' eyes to give me what I need in order to have a good score." Alicia Goodwin said she simply sees her routines as either good or bad, and from there it's up to the judge to determine what to score a good or bad routine. The sophomore said she's not focused on the judge as much as she is on carrying out her routine. Goodwin also said that for small things, she would try to blend in artistry to cover up any mistakes. "If I have a little wobble, I try to cover it up with a pose and pretend that it's supposed to be there," Goodwin admitted. She said that while it may be aesthetically pleasing to the crowd, it doesn't get past judges. UF coach Rhonda Faehn said gymnasts sometimes try to engage the judge along with the crowd. The best event for that engagement is floor exercise, which is the longest event and gives the gymnast the greatest chance for artistic and personal expression. "The time that they really get to interact with judges is on floor," Faehn said. "On the floor, they actually have opportunities where they feel like they can perform and look the judges in the eyes." So how would Sinclair and Goodwin fare as judges? "I think I'd be pretty picky, but I wouldn't be the judge everyone hates," Goodwin said. Sinclair said she'd be a wholly unbiased judge, albeit the fun judge. "I'm going to be fair, when it comes down to it," Sinclair said. "Whoever is doing their gymnastics and doing it right, I'm going to give them what they deserve."

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14, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 INTRODUCTION Florida's Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Sections 83.40 to 83.682, Florida Statutes (2007), is referred to as "the Act" in this publication. Most libraries have copies of Florida Statutes if more specific information is needed. Florida Statues are also available online through the Florida Legislature's website, (www. leg.state.fl.us). Explanations of the Act have statewide applicability, but any specific references to Gainesville or Alachua County applies only to those areas. The rental of mobile homes or mobile home lots is not covered in the Act. If you have a problem in this area, you should contact an attorney. CAVEAT This is an educational tool and not a guide for the practice of law. Once a problem has been identified, an attorney must be contacted to obtain specific advice. Full time University of Florida students can receive free legal advice from Student Legal Services. The office is located at 368 J Wayne Reitz Union. Call 392-5297 for further information. If you are not a full time student, contact the Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-3428011. They can give you a list of attorneys who can represent you for a lowered fee. Law is subject to change. All material is correct as of June 2007. DISCLAIMER This original publication was written by Student Legal Services attorneys. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Florida, Student Government, the Board of Trustees, or the State of Florida. GETTING STARTED How Do I Find An Apartment? Check with the office of Off-Campus Life at 352-392-1261 x 214 or their website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus for assistance. Rental opportunities may also be found in the classified sections of The Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards around campus. Can I Be Evicted If I Pay "My" Rent and My Roommates Don't? Usually. Most leases provide that the tenants are jointly and severally liable for the entire rent. This means the landlord can evict you unless the full rent is paid. It is possible for you to sue your roommates in small claims court to collect their share of the rent and utilities. A written roommate agreement will be helpful in proving your case in court. Given the difficulty of collecting money on a judgment quickly, the best thing you can do is obtain new roommates. So What If I Get Sued? I Have No Money! Any judgment for money damages is enforceable for at least 20 years and earns interest. A judgment may be enforced by seizing your wages, bank accounts, or your personal property. A judgment will also adversely affect your credit rating. What Should I Look For In An Apartment? Application Deposits: Never put down a deposit to hold an apartment unless you have a written agreement indicating whether it is refundable. Model Apartments: Never sign a lease based upon a model. Insist on seeing your actual apartment. Cost: Can you afford it? Even if your roommates leave? Safety: Inspect the locks on the doors and windows -is there a deadbolt on the front door? Do sliding glass doors have adequate locks to deter forced entry? Are the hallways and parking lots well lit? Make sure tree limbs and shrubs in front of the apartment are well trimmed. You can contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office or the Gainesville Police Department for information on crime in the area. Function: At move-in, check all plumbing and appliances. Run water in sinks, showers and tubs, flush toilets, and check air conditioning and heating. Inventory: Note all defects on the inventory sheet or check-in list signed by the landlord or an impartial witness. Photograph or videotape the apartment at movie-in. Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets look worn or smell bad? Has the apartment been painted recently? Do the walls have nail holes? In some Gainesville neighborhoods, only See next page. Legal Assistance UF Students (full-time) Student Legal Services 368 J Wayne Reitz Union Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 352-392-5297 All others: Florida Bar Referral Service Tallahassee, FL 800-342-8011 State Assistance Complaints: Security Deposits, Sanitation Department of Business Regulation Division of Hotel and Restaurants 7960 Arlington Expressway Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-727-5540 Complaints, all others: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services 407 S Calhoun St Tallahassee, FL 32299 850-488-3022 Local Assistance Complaints: Repairs City of Gainesville Codes Enforcement 200 E University Ave PO Box 490 Gainesville, FL 32609 352-334-5030 Alachua County Codes Enforcement 352-374-5244 Off-Campus Housing Information Nora Kilroy Off-Campus Life 202 Peabody Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 352-392-2161 Ext. 214 Information provided by Student Legal Services 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom plans available -fully furnished Individual leases w/ utilities included* Clubroom w/ big-screen TV, X-Box, Wii, pool table & more State-of-the-art fitness center Resort-style pool and courtyard H~intensity stand-up tanning Controlled key-card access & garage parking Events planned by UH Maverick team *restn -'ns apply on electic sag, El. = = 'El = 1" RIV S I T

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 15 three unrelated persons may live together. Get clear written permission for any Check with the city if you plan on having pets. more than two roommates. What Can Happen If I Don't Pay Rent? Retain a copy of the lease and all attachFailure to pay rent is the quickest way to ments or addendums to the lease for your be evicted! The landlord will serve a notice records. Have all promised repairs and imdemanding payment of rent or possession of provements written into the lease and signed the apartment. If you fail to comply with the by the landlord. demand within three days, excluding weekWhat Should I Do Before I Sign a Lease? I DO Z Read the lease and make sure you understand it. Z Review a copy of the lease with an attorney prior to signing it Z Expect to pay full rent, not just your share. This is what "joint and several" liability means, a term included or implied in nearly all leases. Z Obtain a copy of the lease and all attachments or addendums to the lease, and put everything with your personal records. Z Have all promised repairs and improvements written into the lease and signed by the landlord. Z Insist on seeing your actual unit. Z Get clear written permission for any pets. Z Check for maintenance responsibilities when renting a house or duplex. DON'T X Do not sign a 1 2-month lease unless you are willing to pay rent for 12 months. X Do not sign a 1 2-month lease with roommates unless all roommates are willing to pay rent for 12 months. X Do not have your parents signed the lease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be responsible for rent, if possible. See if the landlord will accept an additional security deposit instead. X Do not sign a lease with automatic renewal clause. X Do not sign a lease that gives the landlord unlimited access to the apartment without notice or consent. X Do not sign a lease based upon a model apartment. X Do not sign a lease before visiting the neighborhood at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. X Do not sign a lease until all agreements negotiated with the landlord are in writing. ends and holidays, eviction proceedings may be started. Neither surrender of the apartment or eviction ends your liability for rent! You should contact an attorney immediately upon receipt of a three-day notice. Can I Be Evicted For Any Other Reason? Yes! Your lease can be terminated if you violate any lease terms, rules and regulations, or the Act. If your lease is terminated and you do not vacate the apartment, the landlord may file for your eviction immediately. Termination begins with a 7-day notice. Your options depend on whether the violations are classified as "curable" or "noncurable". If you receive either type of notice, you should contact. Neither termination of your lease, nor your eviction from the apartment ends your liability for rent! Curable Violations You will be given seven days to correct a curable violation. Curable violations include unauthorized pets, guests, parking, or the failure to keep the apartment clean and sanitary. If you repeat the violation within 12 months, you will not be given another chance. Noncurable Violations The landlord may terminate your lease with a 7-day notice without giving you a chance to correct a noncurable violation. Noncurable violations include deliberate destruction or misuse of the landlord's property or a continued, unreasonable disturbance. GETTING EVICTED What Are My Duties As A Tenant? + First, last and always, PAY RENT! + Comply with all other lease terms. + Comply with all rules and regulations. + Comply with housing and health codes. + Comply with all zoning restrictions. + Keep the apartment clean and sanitary. + Keep plumbing fixtures sanitary. + Do not damage the apartment. + Do not disturb your neighbors. What Exactly Is An Eviction? An eviction is the formal end to your right to occupy the apartment. It does not end your duty to pay rent. An eviction starts with a Summons. You must file an Answer within 5 days. Contact an attorney immediately. If the court rules against you, a judgment for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent, late fees, interest, court costs and attorney's fees will be entered for the landlord. The sheriff will post a notice at the apartment that requires you to vacate within 24 hours. If you do not vacate within 24 hours, the sheriff will remove you and your personal property from the apartment. How Do I Find A Good Roommate? Check the Off-Campus Life website at http://www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus. Check bulletin boards around campus and classiSee next page. Information provided by Student Legal Services

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16, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 NW 39th Ave. NW 16th Ave. NW 8th Ave. I -I. I 7 Depot Ave. 41N IW 35th Place 8 10 V\ lO 4X-OvO VtC3 0111T HE ESTATES R)yal V I L L A G E The Estates 3527 SW 20th Ave. See ad on page 17. Wildflower 1210 SW 11th Ave. See ad on page 18. Royal Village 710 SW Depot Ave. See ad on page 17. I. NJI I FRSlTY C L U B '0511j .I University Club 2900 SW 23rd Terr. See ad on page 17. University House 725 NW 13th St. See ad on page 14. Lexington Crossing 3700 SW 27th St. See ad on page 20. B E L L A M A Y G R A \ [) Cottage Grove 4600 SW 13th St. See ad on page 19. Bellamay Grand Bus Route 75 See ad on page 15. Towne Parc c-t*rC 2930 SW 23rd Terr. '/\ Al MEN F S See ad on page 23. The Polos P LOS 2330 SW Williston Rd. of Gainesvile See ad on page 21. re, Windmeadows Wjndrne(adowS 3700 Windmeadows Blvd. A PA R T M E N T S See ad on page 24. z -; 4-J 6'o NE 23rd Ave. b' 0 Av e. 6

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18, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 fled ads as additional sources. Discuss with potential roommates preferences in food, music, personal habits, sleeping and study hours, friends and finances. An open and frank appraisal of each other's likes, dislikes, and expectations will increase the chances of an enjoyable shared living experience. A written roommate agreement is advisable. Do I Really Need Insurance For MY Personal Property? Yes. Unless you are financially able to replace all your belongings, you should have insurance. Proper insurance coverage will protect you against the loss of your valuables in most circumstances. Landlords are legally responsibly for such losses only under very specific, limited circumstances that may be very difficult to prove in court. If you are a resident-relative of your parents, your personal property may be insured through their homeowner's policy. Have your parents confirm the coverage in writing with their insurance agent. If coverage is not available through your parents' homeowner's policy, you may be able to purchase renter's insurance. Even with insurance, there are certain precautions you should always take. Always lock your apartment securely even if you are only going next door. Never leave jewelry, cameras, cash, checkbooks, credit cards, electronics, or other valuables in plain view. GETTING ALONG My Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs, What Can I Do? You MAY be able either to withhold your rent or terminate your lease if the problem constitutes a material breach of the lease or the Act. You must follow the exact requirements of the Act. You must give the landlord a written notice demanding the repairs be made in seven days. The notice must indicate to terminate the lease or withhold rent if the repairs are not made. This is a complicated process and the legal consequences are very serious. Do not attempt to terminate your lease or withhold rent without first obtaining legal advice. Can I Deduct Repair Costs From My Rent? No. The Act does not authorize you to make repairs or to recover the cost of such repairs. In fact, most apartment leases prohibit repairs by tenants. When the landlord refuses to make repairs, the Act gives you a qualified right to terminate the lease or withhold rent. As previously indicated, you should consult an attorney before attempting to terminate the lease or withhold rent. Can I use My Security Deposit for the Last Month's Rent? No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent even when your "security deposit" is equal to your last month's rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord against damages to the apartment. Does the Law Require Interest Payments on Security Deposits? Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payment is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest. What Can I Do If My Landlord Doesn't Return My Deposit? A landlord shall have 15 days after termination of the lease to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, if he or she does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit. If the landlord intends to impose a claim in the security deposit, he or she shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail, stating how much is going to deducted and why. You must object to the deduction in writing within 15 days from the date you receive the notice, or the landlord will be authorized to deduct his or her claim from your security deposit. If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit. However, if you damaged the apartment, the landlord can sue you even when the 30day notice is not given. Because the landlord can also get court costs and attorney's fees, you should consult an attorney before filing any lawsuits. GETTING IT BACK What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Security Deposit? When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartment's condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, clean the apartment completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. What Can I Do About Noisy Neighbors? Try to reason with the neighbor to reach an acceptable compromise. Thin walls and conflicting schedules make some amount of noise disturbance an unavoidable reality of apartment living. Ask the landlord for assistance. If the landlord refuses to correct the problem, you may be able to break your lease. Because the law in this area is so poorly developed, legal representation is a necessity. In extreme cases, call the police and report the matter. Unfortunately, this can lead to revenge and reprisals. I Can't Stand My Roommate. What Can I Do? Discuss the matter with your roommate immediately. Don't ignore the problem with the hope that it will go away. A little give and take may result in a livable compromise. Under the Act, your landlord is not responsible for most roommate disputes. If your roommate is violating the lease, you should consult an attorney. Can My Rent Be Increased During My Lease Term? Not unless the lease contains a specific provision allowing for a rent increase. From the tenant's perspective, one of the primary reasons for having a written lease is to lock in the rent for the rental period. Normally, you should not sign a lease providing for a rent increase. Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment Without Notice? No. Unless there is an emergency or you have abandoned your apartment, the landlord must provide reasonable notice and obSee next page. 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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 19 One of the most common complaints the university receieves about off campus students concerns noise disturbances. Gainesville does have a noise ordinance and the city takes a very active approach in the enforecement of noise complaints. The noise ordinance gives police the authority to issue a citation to those in violation. Noise disturbance, as defined by the ordinance, is any sound which: 1) Disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities; 2) Exceeds the sound level units set forth in the ordinance; or 3) Is plainly audible defined as any noise or sound that can be clearly heard by a person using his/her faculties, at a distance of 200 feet or more from the real property line of the source of the sound or noise. The number of unrelated people allowed to live together in a single family zoned district is regulated by the city of Gainesville. The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the integrity and character of the residential areas. The Gainesville Code of Ordinances restricts the number of unrelated people living in a residence to no more than three. When you plan to share housing with roommates you are required to either restrict the number of occupants to three or seek appropriate housing in a multi-family district. Gainesville has a curbside pick up of household garbage as well as curbside pick up of recyclable materials. The containers for these services tend to clutter the right of way and are not aesthetically pleasing. Therefore, the times that containers can be left out are regulated. Containers may be placed in front of your residence or at the curb, but not on the street, no earlier than the evening before your scheduled trash collection. Following the trash service, containers must remain behind the building, screened from view or placed in an enclosed structure. For information on pick-up of garbage, recycling or yard trash, contact the Gainesville Solid Waste Division at (352) 334-5040. Your actions and behavior that is viewed by the public is subject to the Gainesville Code of Ordinances. Public conduct that creates a disturbance or is disorderly is prohibited. Behavior prohibited by the Disorderly Conduct Ordinance includes promoting or provoking disturbance, brawl, assault, or nuisance. Included under disorderly conduct are fighting words, unlawful congregation that hinders pedestrian or vehicular traffic, resisting or hindering the perfornace of duties by a police or city official, or damaging or destroying personal or private property. In Gainesville residential areas, passenger vehicles are permitted to be parked on approved driveways only. Parking in the front yard of a residence, other than on an approved surface, is prohibited by the Gainesville Code of Ordinances. If you have any questions about the parking regulations you can contact the City of Gainesville Code Enforcement Division at (352) 334-5030. Apartment complexes may have regulations regarding parking or may require you to place a decal in your vehicle indentifying you as a resident. Contact the office of your apartment complex to inquire about parking regulations for your complex. te 10,,,, V, ATt Unn, SAc~

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20, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 tain your consent prior to entering your apartment. You cannot unreasonably withhold consent. If the landlord persists in entering without notice or consent, contact an attorney. How Soon Must I Renew My Lease? There is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals of requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlord's "deadline," the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. Getting Out Can I Break My Lease Because. I am graduating? No! My roommate left? No! I cannot afford the rent? No! I need to work this summer? No! The neighborhood is unsafe? No! Under the Act, you can only terminate the lease if the landlord is materially violating your lease or the Act. You should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate your lease. In many cases, the best thing you can do is find replacement tenants. Can I Sublet My Apartment? Usually. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent to an assignment or sublease. The landlord may require potential replacement tenants to submit an application including a credit check. The landlord may also charge a reasonable sublet fee even when you provide the replacement tenants. Normally you remain liable under your lease if the replacement tenants do not pay rent or damage the apartment. Some landlords will release you from the obligations of your lease. If you are being released, get it in writing. Can I Just Move Out and Forfeit My Security Deposit? No. Some tenants will walk out on a lease and receive no adverse action, while others will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. In Gainesville's current rental market, the odds are that you will be sued unless you supply acceptable replacement tenants. Your losses in court will not be limited to your security deposit, but will include rent for each month the apartment remains vacant during the term of your lease, plus court costs and the landlord's attorney's fees. Having a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living off campus. But, if you don't find the right person or persons to live with then living off campus could be challenging. Below are some tips that will help you if you are thinking about living with a roommate. + Start with a friend or sibling, these are often good options for roommates. + Consider a person you went to high school with or a friend you have made while here at UF. Communication is key. .talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests and what your needs are for housing before you even begin your search. + Before moving in come to an agreement about who will get what bedroom. + Also discuss how payment of rents and other costs will occur. Don't have someone you want to live with? Well don't worry. .some apartment complexes offer "roommate matching" or "roommate placement." o Roommate matching -you fill out a survey and management attempts to match you with like roommates based on the form o Roommate placement -apartment management places you in any open space they have available o Make sure you can make a switch if the complex places you with roommates you are not compatible with. o You can also look for roommates on the Off Campus Housing Locator at www. offcampushousing.dso.ufl.edu o Also visit the Gator Guide to Off Campus Life for some great tips on how to stay friends while living together. www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus Information provided by Off Campus Life dpartmentFt Full Size Washe -Fully Furnished -All Utilities Incl -Free Roommate on 2/2's, 3/3's -Private Bathroo We have somesoluflons at might be .uIer thn you thini. We're the National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit foundation with nothing to sell and a lot to tell. 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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 21 Safety Tips: Both personal and property safety is really important as you search for off campus housing. Contact local law enforcement before signing a lease with the addresses of where you are looking to live and they can give you crime statistics for that area, call 352-955-1818 Use these five tips when looking at safety during your apartment search: 1. Go back to the complex at night 2. Is the place well lit? 3. Look if the complex has security gates or guards and if they are in use 4. Check the surrounding area -is it close to a bus stop, etc. 5. During the tour, check for dead bolts on the outside door, locks for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions Also visit the Off Campus Life website www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus for more personal and property safety tips. The MOST Amenities. I P L www.ThePolosUF.com 1, 2, 6 3 Bedrooms 352-335-7656 2330 SW Williston Road S Information provided by Off Campus Life Cash Bach Four Bus Routes Three Pools Two Hot Tubs wo Sand VolleyballCourts* Gym With Free Wei, computer Lab tudy Lounge --------------l (iAINE VILLE ------IRECREATION & PARKS FACILITIES PARKS DIVISION OPERATIONS LBAALIDRES FL EXERCISE BASKETBALL REA GR PLNY RAQUE RECREATION SWI MING TENNIS A.N.N.E. PARK 6224 NWV 28 TER 2 X+ X NORTHEAST C 3MPLEX 1400 NE 8 AV SOCCER 3 MILK, JR x2305 2191 FRED CONE PARK (PARIDEVELOPED) 20 13 E 27 ST X-11 4-L X+ X-B 2714 GREENTREEXKNWANIS CHALLENGE 1 900 NW1 39 AV X-1 440 YD TRACK 2 LINCOLN PARK 900 SE 15 ST X-2 440 YD TRACK 4-L X T B MCPHERSON PARK 1717 SE 15 ST X-2 4-L X-'+ X X-2 2188 2190 X-4L NE COMMUNITY CENTER 1700 NE 8 AV 2-L 2195 NORTHEAST PARK 400 NE 16 AV X-3 X*X X-4 X-4L NORTHEAST 31ST AVE PARK 1700 NE 31 AV 4 X1. X X-2 NORTHSIDE PARK 5725 NWA 34 ST X*+ X X-4 X-4L PORTER'S 2-L X X ROSA A.VVLLAMS,'UNION ACADEMY 54NW, 11 ST 4-L X 2193 SPR!NGHILL PARK 900 BLK SE 4 AVE X X SPR NGTREE PARK 2800 NW1 39 AV X*X TUMBLIN'CREEK PARK 60 WDEPOT AV X 4-L X+ W ESTS IDE PARK 1001 NWV 34 ST X-3 X 4-L X*"+ X X 4 2186 2187 X-8L WOODLAWN PARK 1900 SE 4 ST X-1 I 4-L X-+ X-B GRILL PROVIDED SHELTERS X-L =LOCKED RESTROOMS .__________________ For more park locations visit: www.cityofgainesville.org CITY OF GAVIE VILLE FLORIDA Tired of rooming with chimpanzees? Ur4 SOLVE YOUR ROOMMATE PROBLEMS WITH ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! 07/SA803 n I B = BUILDING L=LIGHTS *NCN-REGULATIO)N

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22, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Clauses to LOOK FOR in a Lease: Specific dates of occupancy. V Amount of monthly rent and the date it is due each month. Amount of Security Deposit. V Responsibility for payment of utilities. Responsibility for general maintenance and repairs. V Sublease: If you sign a 12 month lease but think you may need the dwelling for a shorter period of time, make certain the lease allows you to sublease (rent your dwelling to another person who will assume the remainder of your lease). V Whether or not pets are allowed. V Automatic renewal clause. V Type of lease: joint vs. individual. Clauses to AVOID in a Lease: x At management's discretion, the tenant may be asked to leave within three days. X Tenant waives all defects in the building. X Landlord shall not be responsible for injury to person, including tenant and guests, as a result of any cause. x Tenant is responsible for all repairs to premises. X Landlord may enter dwelling without notice. X Landlord has a lien (a legal claim on the property of another as security for the payment of a debt) on all personal property of tenant. A great University of Florida resource available to full time students is Student Legal Services. So if you aren't sure if you should sign a lease, contact Student Legal Services and set up an appointment with a lawyer to help review your lease BEFORE you sign it. Visit http://www.sg.ufl.edu/organizations/sls/ or call 352-392-LAWS for more information. Information provided by Off Campus Life ZELL'S HARDW1"ARE DON'T WANT TO BUY SOMETHISSYsuRE ONLY GOING TO USE ONCE? .RENT IT! -HAND/POWER TOOLS -MOVING ITEMS -AUTOMOTIVE CONCRETE FURNISNNG -PLUEING -LAWN AND GARDEN -MAIL uls -PRESSURE WASHERS TILE SAWS -MUCH, MUCH MORE! 3727 W. UNIVERSITY AVE. 378-4650 'I Santa Fe offers classes with your time in mind SANTA FE Evenings, weekends and C 0 L L .G E over 200 online 352.395.5000 e Over 200 academic majors www.sfcollege.edu Over 70 career degrees It's not too late for college. Visit us at www.sfcollege.edu. Private/Group Lessons Game Matching Services At WestsidE Park Tennis CEnt 50 NW 34th St G, 8th AvE 37G.SffO motenniscom a UtERS @ Millhopper 2009 NW 43rd qt cot ('3 52) 7 8C-2'39f Rand P.Nettles has move to this location! alli iaitir Leases: Make sure you read and understand ALL leases fully before signing. A lease is a contract between you and your landlord that spells out specific details of your living arrangement. Leases often involve policies about pets, deposits, legal entry and other important information. Typically leases in Gainesville are for 12 months. If you know you only need an apartment for 10 months or less, talk with the management about whether they can provide you a shorter term lease. There are two types of leases that are usually available, Joint Leases and Individual Leases. Joint Lease: All roommates are held responsible for the lease, if one person breaks the lease, the other roommates are held responsible for paying the TOTAL rent. This tends to be the lease more prominent when renting a house or single family dwelling. Individual Lease: Each person is held responsible for his or her own actions. For instance, if one roommate breaks the lease that person is still responsible for paying their own rent. For most college students, individual leases are the best choice. Each person in the lease is responsible for his or her own actions and not the actions of a roommate. Call us. Then start packing. 352.336.9349 1402 W University Ave -Free Apartment Locating Service -Largest Roommate and Subleasing Database -Sign a Lease by 4/30 and You Could Win a 37" Flatscreen TV! Look New for our ew q~lPERqTORF iWSuperstore specials on Location Facebook CLOSE OUTS PRE-OWNED Scaled in Plastc TWIN SETS $49 TWIN SETS $89 FULL SETS $69 QUEEN SETS $149 QUEEN SETS $89 KING SETS $199 KING SETS $99 STUDENT CENTRAL Free Frame 'ALL STYLES, ALL SIZES 4390 SW 20TH Ave with Pillowtop Plush-Pillowtops-Super Pillowtops.Firm (Forest Park Plaza) with Purchase A Bed for Every Budget (352) 376-0953 of Pillowtop, DOWNTOWN Mattress Set F A twit 2(03SW 316THAve iy OFF AT ANY valid with 23S16HAe or Memory LOCATON any other (352) 378-6005 Foam Set Z O TOI discount Starting Leases at $429 -Firot blm stop to UF -Big est pool in Gainesville with beach anI wireless Internet -Offering 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms furnished each with private bath -Summer Storage option now Available 1601 SW 51st Terr. Gainesville, FL 32607 TX Cabana"2-20 for 4744 www.cbgainesvi11e.corn 362-335-2000

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 23 Insurance: If you are thinking about renting a house or apartment, renters insurance provides important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard renter's policy protects your personal property in case of theft or damage and may pay for temporary living expenses if your rental is damaged (including loss of use). It can also shield you from personal liability. Anyone who leases a house or apartment should consider this type of coverage. There are several types of residential insurance policies. Read your policy information carefully and ensure you have full coverage. Policies should include the following items: Fire or lightning Windstorm or hail Explosion Aircraft Vehicles Smoke Vandalism or malicious mischief Theft Damage by glass or safety-glazing material that is part of a building Falling objects Water-related damage from home utilities Electrical surge damage Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes aren't on the list. If you live in an area prone to one or more of the three, you'll need to buy a separate policy or a rider. In areas where hurricanes can pose a threat you might also need to buy a separate rider to cover wind damage. Ask your insurance agent about this extra coverage. Gainesville is prone to hurricanes and in some areas flood. TIP: If you are still financially dependent on your parents and they own a home then they might be able to cover you under their homeowner's policy. Some homeowner policies will cover a dependant's rental property while in college. So talk with your parents before getting your own renter's policy. RELAY FOR LIFE Join the fight against cancer! March 27 & 28,2009 O'Connell Center Find out how to get involved TONIGHT! Little Hall 113, 6:30pm Questions? Email: UFCollegesAgainstCancer@yahoo.com Cancer Survivor? Email: UFRelay-survivor@yahoo.com alligator www.relayforlife.org/uffl Information provided by Off Campus Life *Large sparkling pool -One-bedroom apartment flats *Two, three, and four-bedroom town homes -Great fitness center with universal machine treadmills, elliptical and recumbent bike -Clubhouse with billiards and foosball -Lighted basketball, racquetball and tennis courts 2 bus routes to UF (9 & 35) -Great NTC communications packages available *Alarm systems in every unit alligitor ADVERTISING Contact us at [352 376.4482. Maddie's Pet Rescue Project of Alachua County presents 6 convenient locations, 10 hours and 200 pets for you to love www.MaddiesPetRescuesfAlachua.org ED ED ED ED ED ED ED ED ED ED ED El

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24, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Budgets: You can't find the right place to live until you know how much you are able to spend. Here are some budget questions you should ask and think about when you are touring an apartment/house: 1. What is the monthly rent? 2. What's included in that rent. utilities, gas, water, cable, internet? 3. What's not included and what is the average monthly cost for gas, electric, water, garbage disposal? If management doesn't know, contact GRU www.gru.com and they can give you average costs of utilities for the previous year. 4. Want to have a pet. factor in the deposit and monthly cost for food, medical, and grooming care. 5. Don't forget the insurance. before you sign your lease. .call your insurance company and see how much it will cost monthly to insure your apartment or house. 6. Are you going to need fuel for your vehicle or are you going to use the bus? 7. How much do you spend monthly on groceries or meal plan? 8. Have some fun. don't spend so much on rent that you can't go to dinner with your friends or maybe see a movie. 9. What do you spend monthly or yearly on clothing, shoes, accessories? 10. It's really good to save some money every month to cover those unexpected emergencies. How much money can you save every month? Even $20 a month saved is good. .every little bit counts. To help you with your budget the office of Off Campus Life also has a budget spreadsheet in the Gator Guide that can be found online at www.dso.ufl. edu/offcampus. Information provided by Off Campus Life eSt Value in anesville -Gated community -Resort pool, cabanas & misters -High speed computer center Newly renovated in 2008 -Poolside wireless Pet friendly;fenced dog park e 5 minutes to UF, Shands & VA Tennis; basketball Car care center Best amenities in town Fitness center; billiards Butler Plaza's 87 stores across the street WrNDMEADOWS* ~' BLVD ndmeadows A P A R T M E N T S

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Classifieds WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org/classifieds For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished furnished furnished unfurnished $485 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 these apts kick other apts in the teeth 4-22-72-1 NEED ROOMMATES? One Month Rent Free! Inclusive 3's-$535, 4's-$482; HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes at $530/person. FREE UF Parking, Cable, Water! FREE Roommate Match, Tanning FREE Alarms, W/D, 24hr Gym Sparkling Pool, Tennis, BBall 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Great Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF 4-22-72-1 Going, Going, Almost Gone! 1,2,&3 Beds starting $329 per bed! FREE Cable*We love Pets! W/D in unit*Free Tanning! Waived Move-in Fees! 372-8100 4-22-72-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-22-72-1 HOT 2/2 AND 3/3 RENT SPECIALS! BEST SPECIALS IN TOWN Fully Furnished and All Inclusive Free Roommate Matching 2 Bed/ 2Bath for ONLY $549 3 Bed/ 3 Bath for ONLY $459 Only $99 signing fees www.LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373-9009 4-22-72-1 WANT $$$ JUST FOR LIVING HERE?!? 2/2 & 4/4 APTS STARTING AT $509! MOVE IN FOR ONLY $35!! GET $750 OFF YOUR LEASE TODAY!! CALL NOW: 352.271.3131 GainesvillePlace.com 4-22-72-1 The Crossing at Santa Fe $484 -$509 Gets you all this! Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable & Utilities, W/D, Events, Roommate Matching! 379-9300 4-22-72-1 0 L= PICK YOUR SPECIAL IT'S THAT EASY! Pick-A-Pair:Wii, Xbox 360, iPOD touch, Cash, Cruise for 2 OR BRAND NEW SCOOTER RENT FROM $459 Groups of 3+ also receive 42" TV or New Furniture www.LexingtonCrossingUF .com SIGN NOW! 352-373-9009 4-22-72-1 We Have your roommates! We DON'T have fees. NOW PET FRIENDLY! Limited time only: $0 Deposit/$0 Fees, and ask how to get your lease FREE! $ign now and pay $0 fees. Nicely furnished 2/1 or 4/2 condos renting by the bedroom starting at only $449 all inclusive. Fu riturecable pest control ,refuse & W/D all included.GYM ,PC LAB, POOL/SPA, AND MORE!! Hurry will not last at these rates. $ave $500! 352-377-6700 www.Ucommonscondos.com 4-22-72-1 Best All Inclusive Rate In Town!! We will find you a roommate! 3/3's start at $536 and 2/2's start at $633 Inc. Utilities, Cable & Internet Call Now: 352-374-3866 4-22-72-1 :2 Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo incl utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-2209-68-1 **LAMANCHA CONDOS** Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect, cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo 352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com 3-6-35-1 2-Story Townhouse for Fall Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate Matching. ONLY 10 Steps to UF $479-$504/ month* All-Inclusive Rent Fully-furnished www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557 4-22-60-1 3BR/3BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Countryside condo. $435/mo/room. Direct bus to UF 3 mi. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn. 3rd FIr. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-357-9656, Sebastian 352-874-8905 3-31-09-43-1 La Mancha furnished room 4 rent $350 2 blks to UF/Shands/ VA includes dsl,utilities,cable free call 352-284-7304 3-23-09-30-1 $400-Countryside 4/4 well-maintained condo. Some utils incl. On routes 9 and 35, individual leases. Call 352.514.3398. 3-5-15-1 $425mo+elec Rockwood Villas 2 rooms avail Summer A&B in 3BR/3BA,nicely furn,w/d call(321)544-7494 msorensen@cfl.rr.com 3-16-21-1 COUNTRYSIDE APARTMENTS Spacious 4/4 w/ porch and walk in closets 475 a month covers everything! 200 SsD Call (305)799-7042 for more info 3-30-30-1 $400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some utils in. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-6-1 3-1 $425/mo. 2 rooms avail in well maintained home in safe & peaceful nbrhd close to UF. $475 for rm w/private bath. Rent includes everything. Great for relaxed, serious students. Avail Summer or Fall. Call 352-237-0442 3-6-09-10-1 $965+gru/cox per mo., nice, roomy, furnished 3BR-1 B house 3mi from UF near NW 8 Ave on bus rte.#43, hardwood/tile, W/D, well-lit, big yard, 222-4020 3-23-0921-1 Beautiful Townhouse on SW 20th Ave! 2BR/2.5BA, All Furn Inc, Free WiFi, W/D, Pool/Gym, 2Min Drive to SW Rec, Bus Rts 20 21 & C. F UF Student Seeks F Roommate. $460+hlf utls Avail Aug1 786-246-3049 3-613-1 $550 3/3. 2 Story townhouse. Cable, internet, utilities included. Fireplace. All rooms have walkin closets and ceiling fans. Full kitchen with new appliances including dishwasher. Washer/dryer. Master has screened in balcony. Pets allowed Clubhouse has pool with cabanas, tennis court, cardio room, tv room, study room, card room, wifi at pool, BBQ. Call for more info561-212-5410 3-17-9-1 Looking for female roommate to live in beautiful 2/2 Millpond condo. It is a quite neighborhood directly across from Gainesville Health & Fitness. Bus stop right in front of house, comes every 20 min to Campus. Ashley @ (305) 323 9742 3-24-09-14-1 Newly renovated luxury victorian 1BR/1BA, clawfoot tub, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cent. a/c, wd floors, high ceilings w/ fans, big windows, fireplaces. NO PETS 424 NE 6 St $895/mo 1st + last + sec. 352-317-8282 3-5-5-1 Room for rent in brand new 2/2 condo. Own room and bath. Grantwood off of 34th and 35th St. Just a bus ride away from campus. Fully furnished starting Summer or Fall until the end of Spring. call 954-494-0041 3-65-1 4/2 House for rent available in Fall 2009. Walk to campus. Huge rooms, Big Yard, Extra Large Kitchen, 2 Living Rooms. Comes fully furnished with all appliances. Must see! Responsible inquiries only. 561-289-4759 3-26-09-14-1 2Bd/2Bth BRANDYWINE Apt 0.5ml to campus. On bus routes 1200sq ft, quiet, A/C Pool, Laundry, rec rm Non-smoking. $775/mth. Ph 352-262-1454 3-6-5-1 $470 SUMMER sublease 1 room in a 3/3 (OTHER 2 ROOMS EMPTY)@ Gateway @ Glades, Furnished, utilities, cable and internet included. More info call (407)721-6910 or isabel15@ufl.edu 3-6-3-1 Looking for 3 roommates for '09-'10 school year, $500/month includes all utilities, fully furnished, good neighborhood, nice house, new washer and dryer, wireless internet, tree swing and fire pit, call (561) 236-8153 for more details. 3-6-3-1 Individual BR w/full bath & walk-in closet in 4BR Countryside. Util, DSL, cable, W/D, 51" TV, year lease from 8/09. $400/mo. 352-2814588 3-17-09-5-1 QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $375/mo. *1BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 4-22-08-72-2 LUXURY 2/2 ACROSS FROM UF! From $599/person! W/D Pets welcome! Free Parking! $0 MOVE IN FEES 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-08-72-2 1, 2, &3 BRLive Life Big! Available Today & August! HUGE Floorplans! Pets Loved! *1 BR $655 & 2BR $755 3BR $889 Bike to UF/Shands 335-7275 4-22-08-72-2 Terrific Two Bedrooms For Fall! W/Duge walk-in closets*park free Downtown location -Close to UF Steps from everywhere you want to be! Sign now, don't miss out -the best location! No fees & get $350 cash back! 338-0002 4-22-72-2 Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price range $445 to $665. Includes water, sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-22-0872-2 1 & 2 BRs -Now & August! Quiet, Convenient, Affordable *1 BR $560 ** 2 BR $639 Walk/Bike to UF/Shands Pets OK *372-7555 4-22-08-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-22-08-72-2 Affordable, Spacious, Comfortable 2br Townhomes from $650 w/W/D 3's from $850, Pet friendly Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 4-22-72-2 *LYONS SPECIAL* 2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 Everything InclFully Furn! 4-22-08-72-2 Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1 How To Place A Classified Ad: Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am -4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. In Person: By Mail: When Will Your Ad Run? Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND with any Cash, Check, MC, or Visa Use forms appearing weekly in The Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publicacorrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE The Alligator Office Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, tion days later. Ads may run for any length FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one 1105 W. 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By Email: classifieds@alligator.org By Fax: (352) 376-4556 1 For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets 3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides 4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets 5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national ongin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. -All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimination in employment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status. -This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that is know as "personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classifications. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out persona information. -Although this newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitabity, we cannot vendfy that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.

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26, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Rent For rrRent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-22-08-72-2 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 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted THE LAURELS Come see our 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Alarms*Pet Friendly *Sign Today, Get 1 MONTH FREE* www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-22-09-72-2 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. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-22-08-72-2 YOUR MOM. .wants you to live here! AMAZING DEALS! 1, 2, & 3 bdrms, W/D Gated, Pet friendly, Immediate Move-in Specials (352)372-0400 4-22-72-2 j POLOS 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-$565w/all util 3/3-$452w/all util 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 0 SPYGLASS 0 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 pooltfee 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 3-17-0975-2 WALK TO UF -AVAILABLE NOW & FALL 1 BR/$495 to $999/mo 2BR/2.SBA $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 S 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 ** 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 **2/1 House w/ Big Yard** 4 Blocks to UF, HW Floors Pet Friendly $1200/mo 352-375-8256 4-22-76-2 *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 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 1 BR Loft w/Skylight* 3 Blocks to Mid-Town/Univ Ave*Walk to UF Cathedral Ceilings*Only $799 at Arbor Lofts www.ForRentNearUF.com 352-376-6223 4-22-59-2 Studios and 1/1s ACROSS FROM UF As low as $559 $0 MOVE IN FEES Open late and weekends 371-7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-22-09-59-2 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 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 *1/1 Studio 3 Blocks to UF* Tiled, 313 NW 11th st Pet Friendly, Fenced Yard 352-375-8256 $450/mo 4-22-72-2 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 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 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 or Itsaoi2@hotmail.com 3-17-09-25-2 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 4-3-09-35-2 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 3-25-09-22-2 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

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 27 For Rent For Rent For Rent F unfrnshd unfSrhases Utes ufurnishedj unfurnished ]a unfurnished L_ l Night out on us when you lease one of our amazing 1 br./1 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 $400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some utls ncl 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 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 3-17-09-15-2 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/3BA 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 I OST NANTE 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 CALACUA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP 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 3-26-09-20-2 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, iBRs, 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 i.SBR/i BA 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 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 $1700/mo in fall. Pool svc extra376-6183, 352-327-2931 3-6-09-6-2 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 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 4 -5 -6 Bedroom Houses Don't Miss OutYou Must See Great Housing Opportunities Close to Campus Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com 3-23-09-10-2 2 Bedroom Units Great Sizes & Locations Close to Campus Call 352-682-7424/ ericmanin@yahoo.com 3-23-10-2 $1,600!! HUGE & Beautiful 2 story 4bd/3.5 bath home off of NW 39th Ave! All lawn care paid, pets OK, rent to own option at $229,900 available. Call Dana Fults at 352.318.0686 to see today! $1,600!! 4-6-20-2 Huge 5/3 MH, 2000sf, W/D, 12 miles/minutes to UF/SFCC, no pet fees, $1600 mth. 352213-3943 3-17-5-2 subleases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 22rd. GALL TODAY! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG 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 aBR/iBA in 2/2 at Looking Glass Apts. Great location, price greatly reduced! Can lease through August. 561.261.2249 3-6-6-3 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 Short-Term Sub Lease. One Bedroom Apartment partially furnished until June 30th. Immediate move-in available. $545.00 month Summer Place Villas. Contact Tal for information 407-430-5825. 3-6-3-3 SUMMER SUBLEASE in THE LAURELS in 2/2.Available May-July. Spaciousapt. Private Balcony. Guard Gate. Country Club. Close to Publix. On Bus Route. Washer/Dryer. $400/ mo. per room. Call Randy: 561.213.2899 3-16-09-5-3 $515 Room Sublease for Spring and Summer semesters in a cozy 3/3 Furnished Apartment. April-August For more info call 904-535-3976. 3-19-09-8-3 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 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. 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 -::2Blocks 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 Move in Today! Huge Beautiful House! Seeking 2 roommates-i .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 3-618-4 1BR/1BA avail march 1st in 2Br/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425-$450/mo + utils. Barandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@ yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 3-1709-28-4 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-i5 min drive, near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 3-16-10-4 09/10 school year. 2rms avail in 3/2 beautiful 5 yr old house for 2 females. 2 car garage, fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on bus rte. Very safe community $495/mo + utils (-$35/mo) Please call 321-662-1772 3-1709-10-4 $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 applfireplace. Email:c123@ufl.edu 3-6-097-4 Female $490 Mo, 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, furn, new construction, near UF, direct bus line to UF, ind all utils, cable TV, Wireless Internet, pool, exercise room, prof/grad students pref. Rita 904-608-7609 3-18-09-10-4 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 HOMES FOR SALE/RENT Cash or financing. No application fee. Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo. Low interest for qualified buyers. Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5 r 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 LUXURYNEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551 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, security 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 HOMES FOR SALE/RENT Cash or financing. No application fee. Only a few left. Pay as little as $569/mo. Low interest for qualified buyers. Call now 352-378-4411 EHO 3-31-15-5 Furnishings 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

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28, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 Furnishings Computers Autos Help Wanted Help Wanted 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 COUCH -LIKE NEW $375 Originally $900. Call 352-333-8256 3-1709-5-6 Computers CASH PAID FOR LAPTOP'S Buy -Sell -Trade Any Condition 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz Joel 4-2208-72-7 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 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 Electronics FREE DTV Converter Box Box has a $40 Value free w/ $40 NTIA Coupon free shipping goto: dtv2009.gov for 2-Coupons vvww.FREETVSIGNAL.com 3-6-5-8 71 Bicycls 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 WL For 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 EotorCycIes, MopedS @00000 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 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 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS 0 ORunning or not!0 ONEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 15 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-22-08-72-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-22-72-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 4-22-72-12 CARS FROM $29/MO! 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TOP DOLLAR PAID! 386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075 3-23-09-10-12 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA S Black, in good condition. $5990. Call 352235-4196 3-17-09-5-12 WJIWantEd 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 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 cloth ing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-22-08-72-14 CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your own time & pace in your own home! To get program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For online program visit www.lapcnatraining. com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14 Paradigm Properties Leasing Specialist, PT Sales & Customer service exp. EOE, DFWP Apply on-line at: www.teamparadigm.com 352-375-2152 ex 301 4-22-67-14 Earn extra money. Students needed ASAP. Earn up to $150/day being a mystery 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. Attorney needed for will contest. Florida Bar certified. Preferably someone new and affordable. 352-332-0515 or 352-222-0267 3-4-09-20-14 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 DELIVERY DRIVER $15/HR GatorDominos.com/jobs 3-22-40-14 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 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 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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 0 ALLIGATOR, 29 W 3HelpWantedJ HelpWanted f HelpWanted Services Evotices 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 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 Receptionist,Dental Office, PT, Tu/Th, Flex. Hours, Haile Plantation, non-smoker, sunny office, CV to drduane@gmail.com Please indicate desired starting salary. 3-20-09-9-14 Independent Sales Reps needed for AVON. Be your own boss and make an extra $300 or more per month! Contact Shannon at Shannon.AVON@email.com for more information 3-6-3-14 NEED HELP TO PLACE CAR FLYERS WEEKENDS ONLY $25 A DAY CASH 12-5 norial@mac.com 3-19-09-7-14 MOTHER'S HELPER -JONESVILLE SUN-THURS NIGHTS JULY '09-JUNE '10 1st grader help w h/w, supper n tidy house. email : norial@mac.com 7-2-30-14 TCBY Thornebrook Village Now hiring all shifts. No phone calls please. 4-22-31-14 EMT 5NMRT Fuel your braln JLIh any one C of our dally lunch 5pedLa 1642 W University Ave. 352.377.9267 THE 5WiMP RE5Ti9URl N1T www.swamprestaurant.com .4 W ** 4. -0-* -.0 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content p Available from Commercial News Providers" S. I pg -'p Io I-u 3"., PHONE SURVEY INTERVIEWERS WANTED. Start work today! No sales. Opinion research only! Flexible schedules! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ext 4081. Call now! 4-22-31-14 er 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? ***** 00000 FREEWAY MOVING n0000 You'll love our low rates & references. Student Discount. Call 352-256-0999. Lic #IM707 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 gidonhermanOO@gmail. com 3-18-25-15 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 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! COMING SOON! 3841 SW Archer Road Gainesville, FL 32608 3-19-15-20 3Health Services Entertainment 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 MF Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Every Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 15 min from Gainesville 468-2255 4-22-08-72-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS Open To Public Wed-Fri-Sat-Sun 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 *Family Chiropractic* Upscale Shuttle Tallahassee & Tampa Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. New service. Reduce your travel expenses. 373-7070 Senecacoach.com 813-233-6022 3-6-094-22-72-18 10-21 SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES o iljRides University Opticians 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 I location. See 'em all at Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 352-372-7836 3-6-10-18 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 V Memo GMG TRANSPORT WiFi on buses -New Departures Thur 1 & 4:30 / Fri 1, 3 & 4:30 Ret Sun 2 & 4 pm -Mon 2 pm -Also Reverse trips Credit card payments, no xtra charge pay by phone or in person$35 C/W -$45 R/T www.gmgtrans.com 352-215-8196 4-22-72-23 Upscale Shuttle Tallahassee & Tampa New service. Reduce your travel expenses. Senecacoach.com 813-233-6022 3-6-0910-23 Small green parrot FREE to a loving home. Cage and bag of food included. Previous experience with parrots preferred. Email soupisgood2@gmail.com for info. 3-5-09-3-24 Dogs Rule, located in downtown Gainesville, we offer dog boarding, daycare, and basic grooming services. All dogs that come to stay with us are treated like one of the family. Your dog will have 8 hours of outside play time everyday. We guarantee you the lowest prices in town. For rates please call (352)505-0019 or visit us at dogsrulegainesville.com. 3-6-09-3-24 lConnections Lost & Found Want to make a connection? Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love LOST LADY'S RING Solitaire diamond on silver band. **Reward if found** Call(352)682-0624 or e-mail kaharl@ufl.edu 3-17-09-5-25

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30, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4,2009 SENORSACR IFICES Gymnast takes long journey from home to compete for four years at UF By EUGENIO TORRENS Alligator Writer A white Hyundai Sonata cruises onto the turnpike blaring country music through scenic Pennsylvanma. Breezewood. Halfway there. For UF gymnast Corey Hartung, it's a drive she and her mother, Karen, have made dozens of times. Corey knows that once they get on the Pennsylvania turnpike, it's time to count down to magic exit No. 7, now mile-based exit 67. To most commuters, it's the exit to Irwin. To Corey, it's the exit to her friends, brother, Justin, sister, Ashley, her father, Jeff, and to a special kiss with her dad -one that's been routine since kindergarten. The three-hour drive up from Gaithersburg, Md., to Pittsburgh is something Corey became accustomed to in eighth grade. She had no other choice. She loves gymnastics so much that she was willing to be three hours away from her family. It's a sacrifice the whole family, not just Corey, made so she could pursue the love of her life. From Irwin to Gaithersburg Mix two parts innate skill and one part chance, and you get the beginnings of Corey's gymnastics career. Corey, then 8 years old, along with her then-10-year-old sister Ashley, had always been active. Corey was a promising softball player with a strong swing before she even set foot on a mat. But it was Kasomon's Gymnastics, a gym 10 minutes down the road from Corey's house in Pittsburgh, that changed everything. What had started out as a channel for cartwheels, flips and bottled-up energy turned into the beginnings of a lifestyle for Corey. "Gymnastics kind of seemed to fit her, and she seemed to fit it," Jeff said. After a while, expenses piled up, and Ashley quit. But not Corey. "I knew I didn't want to quit. I knew I had a talent for it, and I had a dream to go further, so I convinced my parents to let me stay in it," Corey said. Sure enough, she did have talent, and soon Kasomon's couldn't contain her. One day, Corey, perched on her dad's lap, pleaded to her parents to let her pursue gymnastics. "I remember just crying to (my dad) and just telling him, 'I don't want to do it here anymore. I want to go somewhere where I trust the coaches, and I know that there's success there, and I know that I can follow my dreams,"' Corey said. And the winner for most determined 12 1/2-year-old .Corey Hartung. In just three quick months, Karen had a new job, and she and Corey were making the first of many drives to their new home, new school, new job and new life in Gaithersburg. How do you spell sacrifice? G-A-I-T-H-E-R-S-B-U-R-G. "It was a big sacrifice," Karen said. "Not only me, but very much (Corey) because she gave up all her friends and her sister and her brother and her dad. But she said, 'This is what I want."' This is a girl who gave up her family, her home, her best friend since first grade and her school in Pittsburgh for gymnastics. Leann DeMuzzio couldn't believe her best friend was leaving her. "I was really upset," DeMuzzio said. "That just shows how dedicated she was to gymnastics. She left everything and left her comfort zone." Corey's middle school even made a banner for her that was signed by the whole school as a farewell to Corey. Tough? Sure. Worth it? Definitely. "The main thought going through my head was, 'I'm going to become a better gymnast here at Hill's, and I can't wait to get started and achieve my goals and win competitions,"' Corey said. From Level 10 to Top 18 "The first year was tough, I'm not going to lie about that," Corey admitted. "But after I knew I was going in the right direction, after I figured out it was worth moving, everything fell into place." Hill's Gymnastics was tough on Corey mentally, emotionally and physically, demanding nearly 40 hours a week of practice. "With Kelli Hill (Hill's Gymnastics founder and coach), it was a very big wake-up call," Corey said. "I was sore, I think, every day for the first six months because the intensity and conditioning was so hard." During Corey's first year at Hill's, Kelli didn't think Corey could be an elite gymnast. She even told Corey she would be demoted to level 10, the ranking below "elite" for gymnasts. "I remember her telling me that, and I was so determined to be an elite," Corey said. "I was like, 'No, Kelli, I'm going to work my butt off to be an elite.' There was no way I was going to be a level under what was the top level." In 2003 and 2004, Corey not only proved she was an elite gymnast, but that she was one of the top 18 gymnasts in the country, landing a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team. "It just helped you realize what you worked for your whole life, the sacrifices you made," Corey Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF gymnast Corey Hartung, the team's lone senior, performs on the balance beam during the Gators' 195.925 to 193.85 win in their meet against Kentucky in the O'Connell Center on Jan. 30. said. "My family went through a lot of sacrifices for me, more than most others would. We had to go through some hard times for me to get there." Following the 2004 Athens Olympics, under the tutelage of Hill, an Olympic coach, college gymnastics entered the picture, and Corey was a hot commodity. "We just said, You decide where you feel more comfortable,"' Jeff said. "'We'll support you again."' Letters poured in from a slew of schools. Corey's first instinct was Georgia, where she had family. There was also UF, LSU and Alabama to choose from. All of them wooed her, but UF coach Rhonda Faehn won the recruiting competition -by a landslide. From Recruit to Role Model People say Faehn and Corey look alike. They talk alike. Even their gymnastics are alike. "I just fell in love with (Faehn) right away," Corey said. Corey was able to relate to Faehn, whose gymnastics background closely mirrors Corey's. The feeling was mutual. Faehn still remembers grilling hot dogs and hamburgers on her recruiting visit and the immediate comfort level between the two. "I just kept thinking, 'Wow, if she comes to Florida, that would be amazing,"' Faehn said. It didn't take long for Corey to commit to UF. Once again, Corey had a hill to climb as the only freshman in her class. She may have been the lone freshman, but her work ethic was that of a decorated veteran. Practice had ended, other gymnasts had left, but Corey was still there, whether it was for conditioning, extra conditioning or anything else. It paid off. "I'm not scared to get dirty doing a man's job but still enjoy looking good doing it." Corey Hartung UF senior gymnast "It was one amazing competition after another," Faehn recalled. In her freshman year, Corey was named a three-time All-American on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around category. "I was just really proud of her," Faehn said. "I thought she did an unbelievable job, especially going it alone." Nine All-American titles later, Corey is on the verge of ending her career as one of the greatest gymnasts at UF. Her picture hangs in the Ted Cromm Gymnastics Studio as the model of hard work and determination. Long after Corey is done at UF, her legacy will include more than just her competitive nature, awards, ballet-like gymnastics or event titles. She'll be remembered for her down-to-earth, unabashed personality. "I'm a girl who will cut my own grass wearing a dress," Corey said. "I'm not scared to get dirty doing a man's job but still enjoy looking good doing it." She'll be remembered as the girl who never accepted anything less than the absolute best. And she'll surely be remembered as the girl who, come meet night, had a Michael Jordan-esque fire in her eyes that burns you to the core. Don't let that glare intimidate you though. It's reserved only for meet nights. Any other day, that fiery gaze is replaced by a warm, sincere expression, and that competitive scowl is swapped with a fun-loving, caring smile. "I want people to come to me if they want help," Corey said. "I enjoy doing things for others." Don't believe her? Take it from someone who's known her longer than she's been doing gymnastics. "If I ever need anything, I know she would be there for me," DeMuzzio said. So when Corey is honored Friday against Michigan in her last home meet, know that it's been a 14-year roller coaster ride with ups unmatched by any vault jump, downs worse than any beam-biting fall and sacrifices greater than any three-hour drive. "It's been an amazing journey for us and for (Corey), and I'm just sorry that it's over," Karen said. "She's really going to miss it."

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 31 UF BASEBALL Barfield gives up I run in first start By KYLE MAISTRI Alligator Staff Writer kmaistri@alligator org For someone who was projected to be the closer, Jeff Barfield turned in an impressive start. The junior college transfer went 6 2/3 innings in his first start as a Gator and set the tone for a 5-2 road victory against Stetson on Tuesday night. UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said before the season that Barfield was the likely candidate to close games for the Gators (6-3), but the junior right-hander found himO'Sullivan self on the mound from the opening pitch against the Hatters (2-7). "The truth of the matter is, we went through two weekends and used him only one time," O'Sullivan said of his decision to start Barfield. "We needed to get him out there." Barfield didn't disappoint. He allowed five hits and 1 run while striking out four and only walking one. O'Sullivan said Barfield could earn a regular spot in the rotation, but he is not worried about defining his pitchers' roles right now. Junior Billy Bullock was once again used in the closer's role against Stetson, as he picked up his second save of the season in 1 2/3 innings of work. Offensively, the Gators recorded only six hits, but they were able to score runs by hitting for extra bases. UF freshman Preston Tucker put the first run on the scoreboard in the fourth inning when he deposited his first career home run over the right-field wall. The next inning, freshman Jerico Weitzel led off the fifth by stretching a single to leftcenter field into a double. "We always tell them, 'You better be sure you can make it with nobody out,"' O'Sullivan said. "I held my breath there." Shortstop Michael Mooney, who was back in the nine hole after a brief stint in the No. 2 spot of the lineup, laid down a sacrifice bunt, and senior Avery Barnes drove Weitzel in with a sacrifice fly. The Gators would increase their lead to 5-1 by the end of the sixth, and that was more than enough run support for Barfield and the bullpen. "These midweek games make you nervous. We have a lot of young pitchers, and we need them to show up," O'Sullivan said. UF heads back to Gainesville for a game against Florida Atlantic tonight at 6:30 in McKethan Stadium. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Defense must improve for tourney success SEC, from page 32 powerhouse Volunteers. Then things went bad in a hurry. Butler attributes much of her team's failures to its inability to defend. UF, which prided itself on defense in its earlyseason victories, allowed 84, 66, 83 and 84 points in its last four losses. The Gators had only given up 45 points to Georgia in Gainesville during the teams' first meeting, but let the Bulldogs put up 84 on Sunday. "We could play better defense," Butler said. "We, in all of those losses, gave up way, way, way too many points." The reason for UF's difficulties may very well have been playing some pretty good teams away BRIAN, from page 32_ minuscule, outside chance that the Gators get an NCAA Tournament berth by winning the Southeastern Conference Tournament. "Even if I had to play on one leg, I was going to play on one leg. It's a mental thing," she said. "If you don't think about it then it don't hurt." Brooks entered her junior year with a new coach, a new system and expectations to be one of the best players in the SEC. There was improvement, sure, but Brooks had now spent three years in Gainesville with no NCAA Tournament wins and only three victories in the SEC tourney. Now comes the grand finale, her senior season Brooks deserves an standing ovation for this season. The Gators are headed back to the NCAA Tournament on the shoulders of Brooks, and they may even have a shot at winning from home. But the Gators better get used to that and learn how to adjust quickly if they want make a run in the postseason. UF will likely face No. 5-seed Tennessee on Friday night in North Little Rock, Ark. -another good team away from home. Butler is confident her team will answer the challenge this time around. "The one thing that this team has really responded to this year is the opportunity to practice and Women's improve," Butler said. "I fully Basketball expect that's what we'll see from them this week as well, knowing that the stakes are even higher and there aren't going to be second chances, there aren't going to be next games." their first-ever SEC Tournament. She lit Tennessee up for 29 points in arguably the program's biggest win in three years. "Her level of play just really elevates the bigger the game and the implications of the game," Butler said. "That's really special. She doesn't shy away from the pressure. She tightens up her laces and goes to another level. "She's already led us to some things that have not happened here before. As many great teams as there's been here, there haven't been a ton that have had that top-four seed (in the SEC Tournament)." That's a scary thought for the rest of the tournament field. The bigger the game, the better Brooks plays. It's true. Twenty-five points in a 79-78 upset against No. 2 LSU her freshman year. Twenty-one against No. 21 Kentucky that same season. "She's our little beast," senior forward Marshae Dotson said. "She doesn't take no crap." Now the opportunity is here. This little beast could catapult herself to the top of the "Gator Greats" if she leads UF deep into March. "It's players that understand how to compete and compete over a long period of time," said Tennessee coach Pat Sumnitt when asked what goes into making a player have an impact on her program. "When postseason comes, they're not going to give in to fatigue." This is the team that could set the tone for the program. And if it goes deep into March after perhaps winning the SEC Tournament, there will be recruits hoping to talk to Butler and UF, not the other way around. "Whether people think I'm a good point guard or one of the worst point guards ever, I just try to stay focused and stay composed," Brooks said. Whatever she's doing, it has worked for her, maybe better than any women's basketball player ever to play in Gainesville. Team feels sense of u rgency heading into regular season's final stretch HOOPS, from page 32 UF follows up the game at Mississippi State with its season finale against Kentucky at home Saturday in what will most likely play out like a tournament elimination game. The Gators are currently tied for third with the Wildcats in the SEC East. "We're worried, but in a good way," Parsons said. "I'm nervous, but yeah, everyone's nervous before a game, especially how big this game is." In a similar situation last year, UF failed to finish out the season strong, losing eight of its last 11 games. It was a stretch that saw the Gators lose their last four games of the season -including a firstround loss in the SEC Tournament -and miss out on the Big Dance for the first time in a decade. "Of course we're fired up to Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff get out there and win and play UF forward Chandler Parsons calls out to his teammates as he looks to pass during the Gators' 79-75 ourselves into the tournament," loss to Tennessee in the O'Connell Center on Sunday. guard Erving Walker said. "And then, honestly, there probably is a little sense of panic. Not in a bad way, but just knowing that it's coming to an end and we've got to get it done." After last season's end-of-theyear collapse, UF rebounded to play its way to the semifinals of the National Invitation Tournament. This time around, the Gators hope to stay as far away from Madison Square Garden as possible. UF is No. 49 in the latest RPI rankings, has a strength of schedule that ranks 94th in the country and has just one quality win outside SEC play (against Pacific-10 Conference leader Washington). "I would say the team, myself and as a team, nobody wants to go to the NIT. So there probably is, knowing that there's two (regular-season) games left, panic," Walker said. "Not in a bad way like scared. But just some type of urgency, wanting to win and get back out there. I think that can be good."

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UF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Gators enter postseason in slump By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator org Some may be searching for what went wrong all of a sudden or when everything just went bad. How did the Gators go from 22-2 and tied for first place in the Southeastern Conference to the No. 4 seed in the SEC Tournament and a major losing skid? If you ask UF coach Amanda Butler about why her team has lost four of its last five games, she'll give you a pretty straightforward answer. "We just played some really good teams, and we played some really good teams on their home floors," Butler said during the SEC Tournament teleconference on Monday. "We ran up against some teams that were really, really ready to play and took very seriously home-court advantage." The list of the Gators' defeats includes road losses at SEC Tournament No. 2-seed Vanderbilt by 16, at No. 3-seed LSU by 19 and at No. 7-seed Georgia by 9. Throw in their only home loss of the season to No. 8-seed Arkansas, and people are wondering if the wheels have fallen off at the worst possible time. "When you get to February in the SEC, you're going to see great talent and great coaching combined," Butler said. "Nobody's going to have an easy win. Nothing has come easy for the Gators since Feb. 8. That's the day UF had what appeared to be a monumental win against then-No. 12 Tennessee. The Gators were sitting at 8-1 in the conference and appeared to be on cruise control following their toppling of the SEE SEC, PAGE 31 Katie Tschopp / Alligator UF coach Amanda Butler yells orders at her team during the Gators' 83-74 loss to Arkansas in the O'Connell Center on Feb. 19. Sports WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009 Calathes thinks UF will 'definitely' make tournament By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligator org No one is confusing Nick Calathes with Joe Namath, but this as close to a guarantee as you're going to get from the Gators this season. "I think that we will definitely make the tournament," Calathes said. "I think we can U For an update on UF center fielder Kim Waleszonia's leg injury, a story about gymnastics judging and a recap of the men's tennis team's win against FSU, go to Page 12. do it. That's just my opinion. I just know Starkville, Miss. our team. I know we need these two games, and we still got the SEC Tournament. I've got confidence in our team." The Gators (21-8, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) have lost four of their last six games and have lost two straight. With time slipping away, UF can't afford another loss when it plays Mississippi State (17-12, 7-7 SEC) tonight at 8 p.m. in The Bulldogs lead the conference in 3-point shooting (246 made this season), and the Gators M men's are second to last in deBasketball fending the three. Mississippi State also poses problems in the paint for UF with 6-foot-9 shot blocker Jarvis Varnado. ESPN's Joe Lunardi, who predicts the NCAA Tournament bracket, had UF as one of his first four teams out of the tournament Sunday night. "I would definitely say there's a sense of panic, a sense of urgency," forward Chandler Parsons said. "Everybody will be on edge understanding what's at risk here." SEE HOOPS, PAGE 31 POLL QUESTION Today's question: How many games will the women's basketball team win in the SEC Tournament? Previous question: Should freshman forward Ray Shipman be more involved in UF's offense? (see right for results) Percent ( Votes) Yes 80% (32) No 20%(8) 40 TOTAL VOTES ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Brooks could leave as legend t's hard to see it behind her meek smile. Or maybe it's her small 5-foot-7 frame that keeps you from catching a glimpse. It could be her quiet, shy demeanor that makes you wonder if she's capable of more than a fiveminute chat. Perhaps it's the fact that there's not much of a strut or a presence that overwhelms you. You don't see Sha Brooks and think "star athlete." Even after talking to her, you still don't see it. All-Southeastern Conference from this girl? Really? You have to wait to see that until she plays. Then you're convinced. And it has been a very convincing four years in Gainesville for Brooks. You probably won't recognize her on Stadium Road or at The Hub. She's too quiet and small to draw Brian teele attention. Brian Steele aWhen she puts on her Steele-ing Bases sneakers and dons orange bsteele@alligator org and blue, however, she becomes someone who will go down as one of the best players in UF history. Brooks has her name all over the Gators record books, but other players have put up better numbers than she has. That's not why she should be listed among the "Gator Greats," as UF coach Amanda Butler calls them. It's because she has gone through as much as one college athlete can. She helped the Gators earn an NCAA Tournament berth her freshman year on a senior-laden team where she was the second-leading scorer, only to get blown out 83-59 in the first round by 11-seed New Mexico. Then came a sophomore year where she played with a torn meniscus in her left knee on a team that was dreadful and got then-UF coach Carolyn Peck fired. But Brooks refused to shut it down on the SEE BRIAN, PAGE 31 0 1948: The UF men's basketball team suffers its worst loss in school history, falling 87-31 to Kentucky. The Gators' second-worst loss also came against the Wildcats, 102-48 in 1981.