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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009


LOCAL


Early voting in city elections begins today


By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

As Gainesville voters begin to
head for the polls for city elec-
tions, political activists vie to get
in the last word.
Early voting begins today and
will run through Saturday. Ballots
may be cast at the County Admin-
istration Building, 12 S.E. First St.,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On
election day, March 24, voters will
report to their precinct's polling
place.


"We're just making sure we get
that final push before the vote,"
said Eric Conrad, a spokesman for
Equality is Gainesville's Business,
an anti-Amendment 1 organiza-
tion.
The amendment would nullify
Chapter 8 of the Gainesville Code
of Ordinances, titled "Discrimina-
tion." 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


"We're just making sure we
get that final push before
the vote."
Eric Conrad
Equality is Gainesville's
Business spokesman

Gainesville residents and loosen
protections for other classes.
On Saturday, about 50 people
gathered at the Pride Community
Center on Northwest 13th Street
to prepare people to discuss
Amendment 1 with voters. Vol-


unteers watched as group leaders
demonstrated how to canvass.
The group then split up to
knock on the doors of Gainesville
voters. Volunteers have done this
during several previous week-
ends, but this was definitely the
largest group so far, according to
Conrad.
The anti-amendment group
will also offer free van rides to
student voters from the Reitz
Union to the County Administra-
tion Building this week, an effort
similar to those orchestrated dur-


ing the November elections.
Citizens for Good Public Poli-
cy, the pro-amendment group, is
busy approaching voters as well.
"We are doing all the tradi-
tional campaign get-out-the-vote
activities, which include radio,
TV, and print media," wrote Jim
Gilbert, a Citizens spokesman, in
an e-mail.
"In addition we have vol-
unteers on the ground walking
neighborhoods and holding 'YES
on 1' signs at key locations," he
said


GFR officials


yet to find


cause of fire
* INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THE
PEACEFUL PATHS FIRE STARTED IN
THE TRAINING ROOM.

By HUNTER SIZEMORE
Alligator Staff Writer
jhsizemore@alligator.org

The cause of a fire that claimed local non-
profit Peaceful Paths' headquarters and part of
a physician's office will remain
L l undetermined barring any signifi-
L N s cant developments, officials said.
News Gainesville Fire Rescue inves-
tigators have exhausted all avail-
able resources in determining how the build-
ing, which served victims of domestic violence,
caught fire, according to a GFR press release.
Investigators were able to determine that the
fire started in the training room of the Peaceful
Paths building, but the extent of the damage
prevented any further insight.
"Unfortunately, there are times when we are
unable to determine a cause, which can be very
frustrating to both the victims and our person-
nel," said Tim Hayes, deputy fire chief, accord-
ing to the release.
Peaceful Paths has continued to provide
services while relocating to a temporary office
space and has experienced significant commu-
nity support in its time of need, according to the
Peaceful Paths Web site.


* For a photo
slideshow from
the Harvest of
Hope Festival
in St. Augustine
on March 6,
7 and 8, visit
alligator.org


* After losing in
the second round
of the SEC Tourna-
ment on Friday, the
UF men's basket-
ball team found out
it will host the first
round of the NIT
against Jackson-
ville on Wednesday.
See Story, Page 13.


Inmates find trash bags full of pot
OCALA (AP) Authorities are trying
to figure out who dropped four 55-gallon
trash bags filled with marijuana by the side
of an Ocala road.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office re-
ports that inmates working with the coun-
ty's solid waste department found the bags
on Thursday. Drug agents say the bags
weighed a total of nearly 65 pounds.
Officials are investigating where the
bags came from.


* A recent study
suggests that
doodling may
help people pay
attention and
improve
concentration.
See Story,
Page 5.


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Concert Cleanup
A stagehand takes toilet paper that was thrown on stage off Tokyo Police Club's equipment during the band's set
at the Harvest of Hope Fest at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in St. Augustine. The three-day music festival raised
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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Talk: "The Weakness of Civil
Society in Post-Communist
Europe Revisited"
by Grzegorz Ekiert
Today, 3 p.m.
Anderson 216
Grzegorz Ekiert of Harvard
University will speak.
Sponsored by the Center
for European Studies and
the Department of Political
Science.

RUB Entertainment Presents:
"Milk"
March 16, 18 & 19, 8 and 10:30
p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
"Milk" is an R-rated film about
California's first openly gay
elected official, Harvey Milk.

Florida Blue Key Information
Session
Today, 4 p.m.
Reitz Union Room 285
This session will review applica-
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ship requirements. Sample
resumes and other helpful
tools are distributed so that
attendees can receive a clearer
picture of the application pro-
cess. The information
sessions generally last about
30 minutes, which includes
time for a question-and-an-
swer session at the end.

First Amendment Free Food
Festival
Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m.
to1 p.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Students and faculty can drop
by and "sign away" their First
Amendment rights for a free
lunch. This interactive dem-
onstration is hosted by the
UF Society of Professional


WEDNESDAY


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show the importance of First
Amendment rights during dai-
ly activities.

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find an error, please call our
newsroom at (352) 376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3


AROUND GAINESVILLE

'Accidental antiquesman' describes work, collection


By EMILY FUGGETTA
Alligator Writer

John Sikorski is an accidental
antiquesman.
Sikorski, an Ocala antiques ap-
praiser who hosts a weekly radio
show called "Sikorski's Attic" on
WUFT, said that though he has
been interested in antiques all his
life, he "fell" into the business
about 30 years ago.
"It was literally an accident," he
said. "I never set out to be in this
business."
Sikorski said it all started when
his wife started studying engineer-
ing at UF. He was returning to Oc-
ala from Gainesville after a prom-


ising second job interview with
Blue Cross and Blue Shield when
he made a stop.
"Up on 1-75, there was this
big, red antique store," he said. "I
had some spare time, so I decided
to just stop in and see what was
there."
The store's owner was there,
and he and Sikorski talked about
his experience.
"We got to talking, and I told
him about the job. He said, 'Well,
it'd be better if you'd come to work
for me here,'" he said. "So he hired
me on the spot."
The store was Wayside An-
tiques, and Sikorski worked there
for about 10 years, during which
time he picked up valuable experi-


ence, he said.
Sikorski then opened his own
antique shop, which he ran un-
til he opened his appraisal office
about 10 years ago.
"It was literally an
accident. I never set out to
be in this business."
John Sikorski
Host, "Sikorski's Attic"

He decided to begin appraising
after he realized that the buying
and selling of antiques wasn't as
lucrative as it once was.
"Along came the Internet, and
you no longer needed to have a re-


tail store," he said. "But there are
a lot of people out there who have
things but have no way of finding
out what they're worth."
In addition to "Sikorski's Attic"
and his downtown appraisal office,
a tangled mix of eclectic findings
and books from which he studies
to stay up-to-date on the business,
he writes question-and-answer
columns for the Gainesville Sun,
the Ocala Star-Banner and the Cit-
rus County Chronicle.
Sikorski also provides a walk-
through service for people who
want many items in their houses
appraised.
"It's a conversation about
things in their homes with regard
to collector interest and dollar val-


ues," he said, adding that he also
offers advice on how best to sell
antiques.
Despite having traveled the
world collecting and studying an-
tiques, Sikorski said he never loses
interest because of the variety of
items he comes across.
So far, Sikorski said, the most
interesting item he has come
across is a footlong hardened wal-
rus penis, called an usik, which sits
in a glass case in his office. Smiling
impishly, he held out the item for
examination before explaining its
significance.
"From one minute to the next,
you never know what's going to
come in. It's always different," he
said. "I love it all."


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The MacArthur Foundation awarded
a $1 million grant last week to the Florida
Partnership to preserve aging rental units
in the state.
Because of the recent foreclosure crisis,
rental housing has become more impor-
tant. And the real estate bubble's burst
makes it smarter to preserve aging hous-
ing than to build new ones. This market
shift guides the way Florida Partnership
plans to use the donated funds.
"Traditionally the way Florida has
dealt with affordable housing has been
through new construction," said Cecka
Green, communications director for the
Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
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burst, and there's a lot of stock that's al-
ready out there. We are looking to prop-
erly preserve units that are already built
and have an affordability, because we
don't want to lose that."
About 71 percent of extremely low-
income renter households in Florida paid
more than 40 percent of their income for
rent in 2007, according to the MacArthur
Foundation's Web site.
The Florida Partnership includes the
UF Shimberg Center for Housing Stud-
ies, the Florida Housing Finance Corpo-
ration and the Florida Housing Coalition.
Florida was one of 12 cities and states to
receive the foundation's Window of Op-
portunity grant, which awarded $32.5
million to help agencies preserve more
than 70,000 low-income rental homes na-
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2019, focusing on seniors and people with
disabilities, Green said.
The UF Shimberg Center will receive
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decide what rental housing stock has a
greater need for preservation.
"We're looking specifically at rental
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low-income populations, said Jaimie
Ross, president of the Florida Housing
Coalition.
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peer networking activities for nonprofit
and for-profit developers to help them
rehabilitate aging privately owned prop-
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"If those units don't receive the proper
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significant portion of our affordable hous-
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need to be moving in the right direction
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STUDENT LIFE

Study suggests that doodling may aid in retention


By AMANDA MILLIGAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

If Deborah Kenner has paper in front of
her, she's probably doodling.
While in class, the UF sophomore draws
her name, flowers and squiggly designs while
listening to lectures.
"I always pay attention," Kenner said.
Now she has evidence. According to a re-
cent study from the University of Plymouth in
England, doodling can aid concentration and
may prove beneficial in remembering infor-
mation.
The study, published in late February, con-
sisted of two groups of 20 people one in-


structed to doodle, one not who listened to
a mock telephone message. Participants in the
doodle group recalled 29 percent more than
the participants in the non-doodle group.
"I've gone through stages when
I've tried not to doodle, but it really
just helps me pay attention more."
Deborah Kenner
UF sophomore and in-class doodler

Kenner said she was not surprised.
"I've gone through stages when I've tried
not to doodle, but it really just helps me pay
attention more," she said.


Kenneth Heilman, a clinical professor of
neurology and health psychology at UF, feels
the same way.
"I'm a big doodler," Heilman said. "If I
don't doodle, I fall asleep. Doodling keeps me
alert and awake."
Glen Finney, an assistant professor in UF's
department of neurology, doodles mazes and
paisley-like patterns when listening to lectures.
Doodling allows people to back away from
strong thoughts and relax, allowing weaker
brain connections to be activated, he said.
"That's a way to find new ideas and not get
locked into old ideas," he said.
An example is when a student takes a test.
Finney said when an answer keeps popping


into a student's head, but he know it's wrong,
he needs to relax and allow other brain con-
nections to activate in order to think of other
possible answers.
"Doodling allows you to sort of be weakly
aroused," Finney said, "but it's not so detain-
ing that you're highly aroused."
Although he said some people use doo-
dling to keep themselves active and paying at-
tention, others might use doodling as an outlet
for their creative urges.
Kenner said she occasionally doodles out of
boredom, but it's on a whole different level.
"Those are more drawings than doodling,"
she said. "I take out a whole piece of paper
and stop paying attention."


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Bottomless Break

Spring Break doesn't

have to end today.
Welcome back for the home stretch of the spring semes-
ter a mere five weeks remain until the endless pos-
sibilities of summer embrace you with open arms.
Whether you were avoiding Mexican drug cartels like the
plague or sneaking into private 40th-birthday parties held in
honor of B-list celebrities, we can safely assume that you caught
up on some much-overdue partying. Now that you are back,
we hope you are ready to attack the remainder of the semester
with the fervor of a Santa Monica street performer preying on
the wallets of unsuspecting tourists donning the latest offerings
in fanny pack fashion.
But if you're like us, you might find yourself wary of letting
the party end even if your bank account took a bigger hit
than a right hook to the jugular from Rampage Jackson.
Ah, the great dilemma of achieving balance; it befuddles
even the craftiest members of The Gator Nation. We are only
kidding ourselves if the goal for the remainder of the semes-
ter fails to include concocting a seven-step handshake with that
I-heard-he-can-bench-press-the-world bouncer manning the
door at the Grog House along with a 3.5 GPA.
Slap, clap, fist pound, shimmy, crazy fingers, chest bump,
high five!
With your grades in mind and your social lives our foremost
concern, the Editorial Board bestows upon you three gems of
wisdom to help you live out the tagline from "Entourage" in
your everyday life. Like Vince, Ari and the boys, maybe you,
too, can have it all.
You probably caught yourself wondering why on your re-
turn flight home you were a beef torta or two away from having
to sheepishly ask the flight attendant for a seat belt extension.
Sure, you were never going to confuse anyone for McDreamy,
but trust us when we say the Spring Break Diet and South Beach
Diet are not two distant cousins.
Now that you're back in Gainesville, say goodbye to filet mi-
gnon and Fiji artesian water, and learn to make fast friends with
the dumpster behind Leo's. We hear if you time it just right, you
might even be able to score some marinara sauce to keep your
oh-so-fresh half-eaten rolls company.
While nothing can replace getting your groove on at a club
in Acapulco with some nameless coed as the beer flows like
wine, who says you can't recreate the same magic right here in
Gainesville? Everyone knows that the prime-time nights to pe-
ruse the social offerings of our fine city fall within the trifecta of
Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights -but let's think outside
the box for a minute.
Generally recognized as a time to get work done and conjure
imagery of another lost weekend, Monday evenings are this
season's new black. Head down to Common Grounds for a few
rounds of free PBR, and keep the party going while you channel
your inner Meat Loaf, telling the world that you will, in fact, do
anything for love.
Didn't do the reading for econ and you want to pretend that
you are an active contributor to your class discussion? Say it
slowly with us now, folks: T-A-N-G-E-N-T God's gift to un-
derachieving students everywhere.
Even if you haven't been blessed with the gift of gab, posing
questions to the class vaguely related to the topic at hand can
quickly have your professor thinking you are the next "Good
Will Hunting." Nothing beats racking up the participation
points effort-free while your classmates sneer at you after giv-
ing up their Tuesday night to pore over hours of listless jargon.
What are you waiting for? Hit the streets hard and the books
not so much, fellow demigod.
But if you're not up for the challenge, just take solace in the
fact that debauchery will soon rear its ugly head once again.
Only 51 more weeks until Spring Break 2010.


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Stewart puts Cramer in rightful place


nline news outlets apparently yanked their the-
sauruses out from beneath their beds last Thurs-
day, labeling Jon Stewart's interview of CNBC's
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer with headlines such as
"Stewart Eviscerates Cramer, CNBC," and "Jon Stewart
Thrashes Jim Cramer."
Anyone who watched the interview knows that it
wasn't in typical Stewartesque fashion. The host of "The
Daily Show" didn't josh around with Cramer; he indig-
nantly crucified him and his network.
Last Thursday Cramer became the regrettable face of
everything that's wrong with modern journalism, and
worst yet, Stewart epitomized everything that's right.
CNBC, with its programs and pundits that speculate
on financial news, doesn't seem to fully appreciate the
power it holds in swaying consumer confidence and
upholding the idea of Wall Street responsibility. They
have championed the senseless idea that money can
be instantaneous, or fast, or even mad elevating the
shady 3 a.m. easy-money infomercial to prime-time sta-
tus and labeling it as American as apple pie.
But Stewart's a populist. He may have mocked CN-
BC's Rick Santelli's live populist appeal to the traders
on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, but by no
means is "The Daily Show" a leader in social thought.
The show is nothing more than the proverbial French
radical who spots an angry mob passing by and says,
"There go my people, I must find them so I can lead
them."
Today, the angry mob is pointing its pitchforks at the
world of Wall Street and financial news networks, but
yesterday they were ready to torch the regular news me-
dia for not paying more attention to the flimsy case for


war in Iraq. Even then, it was
Stewart who led the bastion of
ragtag flamethrowers, scolding
Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala
on the since-canceled CNN pro-
gram "Crossfire" for denigrat-
ing our political system into an
Matthew Christ obnoxious shouting match.
letters@alligator.org Something is seriously
wrong when our nation's court
jester has to point out the fail-
ings of our political and financial leaders. But it's no
surprise that we've come to this point. The Internet has
allowed anyone, even crazy people, to not only have an
opinion but shout it out to the world. If you want, you
could comment on this very column online, and then
comment on a news article on nytimes.com. It's no won-
der that the popularity of television opinion programs
have exploded in recent years. Opining has become an
art that anyone can practice, and it seems that news
conglomerates have pushed the prestige and credibil-
ity of news programs aside for the ratings of opinion
programs.
There is a place for opinion, for speculation, but it's
typically labeled as such. There is also a place for biting
investigative journalism that uncovers the hypocrisy
and shady dealings of our world, something that seems
to be in small supply today. Something that Stewart
and Co. capitalized on last week, as the ratings of "Mad
Money" plummeted and "The Daily Show" soared.
And I didn't need a thesaurus to figure that one out.
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Comedy Central guilty of boasting bad acts


Letters to the Editor
UF e-mail fails to deliver
I do not understand how
UF has an extraordinary main
Web site, but our e-mail service
is nothing short of rubbish.
There have been innumer-
able times that I have tried to
go to my e-mail and could not
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puting services and people in
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Thousands depend on this
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here have been a ton of hard-hitting
Sitems in the news lately: President Ba-
i rack Obama has pushed forward stem-
cell research, the chairman of the Republican
National Committee announced that he's pro-
choice and Jon Stewart nearly made Jim Cra-
mer wet his pants. That's all well and good,
but I want to talk about something that's re-
ally been on my mind. Sunday, Comedy Cen-
tral roasted Daniel Lawrence Whitney bet-
ter known as Larry the Cable Guy and I
shed a tear for comedy.
I was OK when they decided to roast Jeff
Foxworthy. I don't like his stuff but there's
no denying that more than being popular
- he made a contribution to the medium of
comedy by opening the door for all this hor-
rible redneck stuff that's out there now a la
the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour." I'm not hap-
py about his impact, but the fact remains that
he's had one. Larry the Cable Guy, however,
has done nothing except march across the
country with his admittedly fake accent (look
for clips of Whitney on you tube before he
invented Larry he can actually speak Eng-
lish and shout "git-r-done." Well, that's not
entirely fair. He unleashed some unforgivable
movies on the public, as well. And his lowest-
common-denominator brand of comedy has


been devoured by
the legions of the un-
washed.
Let me make one
thing perfectly clear:
This is no good-na-
tured ribbing. This
Eric Chianese is not a continuation
Speaking Out of his roast. This is
an exhortation for
Whitney to retire
permanently from the comedic arts and take
his alter ego back behind the shed and shoot
it if I had my way, he would have to pay
some form of reparations as well.
But really, I don't think this terrible,
nonredneck comedian is the problem. I think
he's a symptom of what's really at the core
of all this: the glorification of his brand of
lowest-common-denominator comedy. Two
examples besides Whitney stick out in my
mind, and they are Carlos Mencia (given
name: Ned) and Dane Cook. If I have to listen
to Mencia call someone "dee-dee-dee" one
more time, I'm going to cry. Cook, the dar-
ling of superfans everywhere, is even worse.
Most of the time he doesn't even tell a joke
- no, jumping around as you illuminate one
extended, digression-ridden anecdote doesn't


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line, but here's a news flash: Cook steals his
jokes. He doesn't "borrow," he doesn't "im-
prove upon," he just steals. Get over it.
Stand-up comedy is one of my favorite
things. I fell in love with it at a young age
when I first saw a "Comedy Central Pres-
ents" special for Kathleen Madigan. A whole
world of brilliant, ironic, thought-provoking,
subversive and, most importantly, hilarious
ideas was opened to me. When I see the likes
of Cook, Mencia and Whitney selling out
shows, I just know that Bill Hicks and George
Carlin are turning over in their graves.
I would like to hope that the popularity of
these hacks and that's just what they are -
simply comes from a lack of known alterna-
tives. Luckily, there are many. Patton Oswalt,
Eugene Mirman and Louis C.K. are all still
performing. Give them a chance. They're the
future of the comedy tradition the way Car-
lin, Hicks, Pryor and Rickles were the past.
I want to take this opportunity to ask
Comedy Central to stop selling its soul in
a Faustian bargain to popular hackdom. It
hurts all of us. That's the important thing for
the week.
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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


Jarlean Murphy

Watkins
Black Female
(DOB 04/04/61); 5'06",
185 Ibs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes
Wanted for:
Violation of Probation
Warrant for Grand
Theft.
ALACOUA 00MuIT


CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


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



bO7d4E 4 rtn.1sE

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.biketouf.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
I'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

GET HOOKED UP!
FREE $1100 Scooters!
Every Rented Room Gets a Scooter!
1 Month FREE! Or Cash Back!
FREE Cable, Internet, Tanning, W/D.
Luxury 2/2s $490/rm & 3/3's $430/rm
Want All-Inclusive! No Problem.
Only 2 Miles from UF on bus route.
HiddenLakeUF.com 374-FUNN
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 Is, 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


*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

**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


** Across From UF **

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

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


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

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

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, living room, kitchen, dining room, full
bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/
mo. 367-0372 4-10-09-42-2


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. 4-3-09-36-2

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

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







10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009


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

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

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

$400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some
utils incl. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate
occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-31-25-2

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

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

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

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

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

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

2160 sq ft home on large 1/2 acre lot near UF
Campus and Glenn Springs Elem. Deck on
rear of house, exquisite trees, fenced in back
yard. Minutes from everything. 3120NW 31st
Blvd. 352-466-0358 3-30-09-13-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE
Hardwood floor, fenced yard, large storage
space. Convenient to UF. 807 NW 15th Ave.
$1050/mo 1st/last/deposit. Call 331-6844 or
317-1638 3-25-09-10-2

2/1 Newly upgraded w/ Stainless appl. New
tub/toilet/vanity Porcelain tile in liv rm kit bath
New carpet in bdrms. Ceiling fans W/D in unit
Cable/Internet avail. $735/mo. $600 deposit
Call 727-423-9463 3-31-09-13-2

**LUXURIOUS 1800 SQ FT HOME**
SECLUDED, UPSCALE NEAR CAMPUS. 3/2
WOOD FLOORS, SUN ROOM, COVERED
PATIO W/D. $1400/MO PERFECT FOR
GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 352-466-4171 LV MSG
4-1-09-14-2

$525/mo Very spacious 1BR apt. Living
room, fully furnished kitchen, large BR, car-
peted, full BA. Private, gated patio. Cats al-
lowed. Avail 4/1. 1807 A NW 10th St. Call
376-0080 4-9-09-20-2

One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. Its is small but
has it all. All util pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie or Jim 352-642-4772. Stop by
1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-26-09-10-2


***POOL HOME NEAR CAMPUS***
1500SQ FT. 3/2 WOOD FLOORS, W/D,
HUGE PATIO & SCREEN PORCH
OVERLOOK POOL. $1600/MO AVAIL AUG.
1325 NW 10th Ave. 352-466-4171 LV MSG
4-1-09-14-2

Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 352-284-0316
Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses.
Walk/Bike/Bus to UF Neat, clean, quality.
3-31-09-13-2

1BR/1BA, living room w/ fireplace, W/D,
clean, off 13th St. $600/mo + utils. Pets ok.
Available now! Call 870-0488 3-19-09-5-2

1BR/1BA NEXT TO UF CAMPUS
W/D incl in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise
room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x5 3-26-09-
10-2

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 3-27-09-10-2

Bike or walk to UF. Summit House Condos,
SW 16th Ave. 2/1 recently renovated and
nicely decorated.Quiet/safe. $800/mo + utili-
ties. $200 deposit. 2 Pools, laudry. No pets
per complex. Call 352-843-0220 to see.
3-27-10-2

2BR 1 BA duplex, near duck pond, CH/CA,
stove, refrig, carport, utility room. $600 per
month. Call 352 281-4528. 3-20-09-5-2

HISTORIC HOMES
1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18
NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors.
$500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call
378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 4-3-09-20-2


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SUBLEASE AD
Last spring semester
paper published on
April 22nd.


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or
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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

$509/mo. WINDSOR HALL walk to campus.
629 SW 9th St. 1/2 of XL luxury dorm suite.
kitchenette, private bathrm. all-female bldg.
furnished, unlimited cable, internet, elec incl.
avail Summer A a/o B. meganmaul@ufl.edu
3-18-5-3

Sublease in Looking Glass Apts. 1Br/1Ba
in a 2Br/2Ba apartment. Great location
(Very close to UF campus), reduced rate.
Furnished and roommate is very quiet. $400
a month reduced from $570. Call 727-742-
6610. 3-20-09-7-3


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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


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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
3-20-23-4


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


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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

2 Females, 2BRs in 3/2 beautiful 5 yr old
house. 2 car garage, fully furn, except BRs.
W/D. 7 mins to UF on bus rte. Very safe com-
munity $440/mo incl utils, cable, internet,
security system. Call 321-662-1772 3-17-
09-10-4

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. 3-19-09-10-4


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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 3-19-10-4

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

$200 MOVE IN SPECIAL!!! 1st Month
Roommates wanted for 4BR/2BA house.
1.3 miles from UF. Walking distance to bus
transit. Cable + internet incl in rent. Call Quin
352-225-3543 3-18-5-4

Roommate wanted for 3/2 house on 1+ Acre
w/ pool. Quiet neighborhood great for grad
student or working professional. $495 plus
half the electric. 15 min to UF & Shands.
Move in Today! 772-201-9933 4-10-09-20-
4


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


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

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







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

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt
Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551
4-22-72-5


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

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

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 $160. 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

OFull & Queen Mattress Sets $60/set
*Nice Recliner $75
ODining Room Table w/4 Chairs $95
Call 352-215-3403 3-16-09-3-6


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







4-UTER-70-7
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


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





*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 4-22-08-
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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

$$ CASH TODAY! $$
For Your Unwanted Cars
Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!!
TOP DOLLAR PAID!
386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075
3-23-09-10-12

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

**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site available. Call Steve 352-226-1973
4-22-28-12


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


CNA TRAINING CLASS: $250! Work at your
own time & pace in your own home! To get
program on DVD's call 352-597-2559. For
online program visit www.lapcnatraining.
com Get started right away! 4-22-72-14


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


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


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


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


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


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







12, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Administrative Assistant / Customer Service
Rep with good computer, communication,
and people skills. $8/hr, 20hrs/wk, fax re-
sume to 352-378-4156 4-2-09-20-14

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

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

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


BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, pizza makers, cooks and
drivers. Serious workers only. Apply in per-
son 5 SE 2nd Ave Downtown. 4-8-20-14


Premier Corporations is Now Hiring
Necessary qualifications:
- highly organized (goal + deadline oriented)
-comfortable proficiency w/computers +
new software (basic knowledge of
graphics/graphic design is a plus)
- skilled in communication + conflict
resolution
- critical + analytical + creative thinking
Submit resumes to:
jobs@premiercorporations.com
3-25-09-10-14

Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, cre-
ative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love
for children to staff its summer day camp
program. Positions in the camp are available
in our Preschool day camp, our Kindergarten
day camp, our Middle School day camp, and
our elementary school age day camp offered
at Oak Hall. We also have positions at our
elementary school age day camp at Camp
McConnell in Micanopy. Individuals for the
day camp should be available to work daily
from June 8-July 31. Interested applicants
should submit a resume to Jeff Malloy,
Oak Hall School, 8009 SW 14th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32607 or via e-mail at jmal-
loy@oakhall.org by March 27th. Interview
information regarding group interview on
March 28th will be sent out upon receipt.
3-26-09-9-14

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Full time.
Scheduling, phone calls, verifying insurance,
entering payments and coordinating office
activities. Resume afn22025@bellsouth.net
4-10-20-14


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


T-SHIRT SCREEN PRINTING
Greeks-Sports-Clubs-Bands
*Call or Stop by for a QUOTE*
MONSTER PRESS 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (in Spin Cycle)
4-22-72-15

BEGINNER GUITAR & PIANO LESSONS
for ALL ages. My EXPERIENCE: 10 yrs-gui-
tar & a lifetime-piano. If interested call 352-
256-3800 or email gidonherman00@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 quote- 352-379-4861 Iv 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
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Gators get NIT berth


By MIKE DiFERDINANDO
Alligator Staff Writer
mdiferdinando@alligator.org

For the second straight season,
the Gators failed to make the NCAA
Tournament.
UF (23-10, 9-7 Southeastern Con-
ference) did make history, though,
becoming the first team since Michi-
gan State in 1980 to be left out of the
field for two consecutive years after
winning a national title.
Any hopes the Gators had of
making it to the Big Dance were
dashed after Friday's 61-58 loss to
Auburn in the quarterfinals of the
SEC Tournament.
UF had an RPI of 51, the 86th-
best strength of schedule, one win
against a top-50 RPI team (Pacific-10
Conference regular-season cham-
pion Washington) and a 2-6 road
record in conference games.
"We obviously didn't do
enough," forward Dan Wemer said
following the loss to Auburn. "We
could have put ourselves in if we
would have won (the SEC) touma-


ment."
UF coach Billy Donovan said all
season that being a year older didn't
necessarily make his team a year
better.
It turns out he was right.
UF suffered another late-season
collapse, losing seven of its last 12
games, and missed several opportu-
nities to lock up an NCAA bid.
The Gators lost eight of their last
11 games last season.
UF has accepted a bid to play
in the National Invitation Tourna-
ment and will host Jacksonville on
Wednesday in the opening round at
8p.m.
If they win, the Gators will face
the winner of No. 4-seed Miami and
No. 5-seed Providence.
The Gators are the No. 1 seed in
their region and will host the first
two rounds of the tournament.
UF is also the first school ever
to follow up back-to-back national
championships with back-to-back
NIT appearances.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15


Anarew btanill / Alligator statl
UF guard Erving Walker is consoled by Allan Chaney after the Gators' 61-58 loss to Auburn in Round 2
of the SEC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Friday.


No. 18 Arkansas completes weekend sweep of UF


By BOBBY CALLOVI
Alligator Writer
bcallovi@alligator.org

Arkansas pitcher Jarrod McKinney isn't on the soccer team,
but he showed some kicking ability Sunday.
With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth and a
runner on third, McKinney struck out on a pitch in the dirt
from Patrick Keating (2-3, 3.57 ERA).
On his way to first, he booted the ball away from UF catcher
Buddy Munroe, allowing Ben Tschepikow to score from third,
carrying the No. 18 Razorbacks to a 4-2 win and completing
the sweep of the Gators (9-7, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) in


"All he had to do was ask for some help, and
he may have gotten the call right."
Brad Weitzel
UF assistant baseball coach

Fayetteville, Ark.
Arguments from Munroe, Keating and UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan who was ejected for arguing proved futile.
Home-plate umpire Joe Marion was unwilling to listen to any
complaints about McKinney's kicking and did not request help
from the other umpires.
"All he had to do was ask for some help, and he may have


gotten the call right," UF assistant coach Brad Weitzel said.
"But the runner that scored we walked to lead off the inning,
so we got to go back to that point first instead of blaming it on
the umpire."
The Gators got an outstanding start from freshman lefty
Nick Maronde, who struck out five and allowed just 1 earned
run over five innings.
But the team could not give Maronde much run support or
defensive help.
The defense committed six errors, including two each by
third baseman Mike Mooney and Munroe, who didn't enter
the game until the eighth.
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15


Heartbreak in team locker room represents season-long struggles


TAMPA
T he room reeked of heartbreak.
As you might imagine, the St.
Pete Times Forum locker room that
housed the UF men's basketball team fresh
off its crushing 61-58 defeat at the hands of
Auburn on Friday night was not very wel-
coming.
It felt like a child asking his parents why
they were splitting up.
There are many small reasons a last-
second loss to Auburn being the final straw
- but it is never as simple as one of these.


There is always a
bigger picture.
The snapshot of
the Gators locker
room looked some-
thing like this:
Phil Kegler On your left sits
Phil on the Hill Walter Hodge, the se-
pkegler@alligator.org nior who just watched
his last shot at getting
back to the NCAA Tournament fail. Next
to him is Nick Calathes, the Gators' best
player, who flamed out down the stretch.


Panning to the right brings Dan Werner
and Alex Tyus into focus, two "big" men
who each played out of position yet gave
their all. Then finally, directly to your right,
is the inconsolable man, Erving Walker.
Hodge may feel like he failed this team
and his coach. The lone holdover from the
back-to-back national championship teams,
he was the veteran who linked those glory
years with the rebuilding ones.
But the man who has won more than
anyone else in UF men's basketball history
couldn't turn his teammates into similar


winners.
The Gators lost 10 games this season,
and only one of those was by double dig-
its (79-63 at Tennessee on Jan. 31). Eight of
them were decided by 6 points or fewer.
"They need to learn how to win," coach
Billy Donovan said of his team. "Just be-
cause you're a year older doesn't mean
you're a year better."
As soon as Calathes confidently stated
he thought his team would make the Tour-
SEE PHIL, PAGE 15


SThe UF women's basketball team
will learn its postseason fate when
the NCAA Women's Tournament
bracket is announced at 7 p.m.
on ESPN tonight. For more on the
team's outlook, see Page 16.


=The UF gymnastics team lost its regular-
season finale at Utah on Friday but still
has the SEC Championships ahead. For
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golf team, tennis teams and diving teams
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14, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009


Wilks leads UF men to second place in NCAA Indoors


* THE SOPHOMORE BROKE THE UF
RECORD IN THE 60-METER DASH.

By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer
Lately for Terrell Wilks, another week
means another school record.
After notching an automatic-qualifying
time in the Virginia Tech Qualifier on March
7, Wilks continued his record-breaking per-
formances in last weekend's NCAA Indoor
Championships in College Station, Texas.
Wilks ran a 6.59 in the preliminaries of the
60-meter dash and finished third in the finals


of the event.
Wilks' school-record-setting performance
in Texas helped UF's men to their best NCAA
Indoors finish since 2005.
UF's men finished as runners-up with
36 points behind NCAA-champion Oregon,
which had 54 points. The women's team fin-
ished the Indoor Championships tied for 12th
place.
Wilks' 60-meter time was his new personal
best and UF's new record for the event.
"While we are pleased with being second
in the country, we are not satisfied," UF coach
Mike Holloway said. "There's still work to do,
and we still have the ability to get better. But
we are very pleased with what's going on, and


everybody is excited about getting outdoors
and trying to get better."
Despite coming up one place short, UF's
track and field program is moving in a posi-
tive direction, much to Hollo-
Sway's pleasure.
"I don't think there's any-
body in the program that
Men's wanted to be second, but sec-
ond's better than third, and
Track a lot of teams are aspiring to
be second, so the program is
definitely moving in the right direction," Hol-
loway said.
Wilks' recent performances are a direct
result of his hard work and may come as a


surprise to some because of his late start in the
sport.
He was a football and basketball player
before adding track to his resume as a high
school senior.
Subsequently, Wilks has had to put in extra
work to hone his track skills.
"He's still learning the intricacies of run-
ning the sprints, and as he learns more, he
catches on to things. He's just gonna get better
and better," Holloway said. "What people are
seeing in the last couple weeks is just Terrell
starting to really understand what it takes to
be a good sprinter, and he now has the three
fastest times ever run by a Gator in the 60, so
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Southeastern Conference nets just three bids in NCAA Tournament


HOOPS, from page 13


Before last season, Donovan had not
coached in the NIT since 1998.
"We're grateful for the opportunity to con-
tinue our season at the NIT," Donovan said
in a statement. "We're looking forward to the
opportunity to continue to practice and grow


as a team."
UF made it to Madison Square Garden and
the NIT semifinals in New York last season be-
fore losing to Massachusetts.
The NCAA selection committee was not
kind to the SEC this year. Only three teams
from the conference made the tournament, the
fewest since 1990.
Tennessee, a No. 9 seed, will face No. 8 seed


Oklahoma State. LSU, a No. 8 seed, will face
No. 9-seed Butler. Mississippi State, which
earned an automatic bid by winning the SEC
Tournament on Sunday afternoon against
Tennessee, earned a No. 13 seed and will face
No. 4-seed Washington.
Auburn looked like it might have played
its way into the field after winning nine of its
last 11 games and knocking off UF in the con-


ference tournament. But the Tigers failed to
land a spot in the Big Dance as well.
In a teleconference earlier this month, SEC
Commissioner Mike Slive said he didn't think
a conference's RPI would be a determining
factor when deciding which schools would
receive at-large bids, but the SEC ranks sixth
overall in Conference RPI and last among the
major conferences.


Maronde's pitching performance lone bright spot for Gators in series


BASEBA LL, son Friday and lasted only 3 1/3 innings before being yanked.
BASEBA L, from page 13 He gave up 6 runs, including 4 unearned because of an error
he made on a suicide squeeze attempt, and the
"Maronde pitched out of some jams and pitched through Gators dropped the opening game 11-4.
some poor defense," Weitzel said. "This is a beautiful field. Saturday's starter, Alex Panteliodis (2-2,
There is no way you can make six errors on a beautiful field 6.50 ERA), couldn't even make it out of the
like this." Baseball second inning before being relieved because of
Maronde's quality outing was the first UF got from a starter the 5 runs he allowed in the Gators' 8-4 loss.
this weekend. UF's bats couldn't get much going, either.
Billy Bullock (0-1, 1.84 ERA) made his first start of the sea- Entering Sunday's game, the Gators were near the bottom of


every offensive category in the SEC.
Outfielders Avery Barnes and Riley Cooper were the only
UF players to record at least one hit in each game this week-
end.
They provided the Gators with a little bit of power, each
smacking a solo home run in the series Cooper on Friday
and Barnes on Sunday.
After a great opening weekend against then-No. 23 Louis-
ville, UF has now dropped six straight against ranked oppo-
nents Miami is currently No. 13 and Arkansas is No. 18.


PHIL, from page 13

nament, his play sank.
He scored 34 points combined
in UF's final four games. He had
previously racked up 33 points at
Kentucky on Feb. 10.
Give him credit for not making
any excuses. Teams started guard-
ing UF differently on the pick-
and-roll, Calathes' bread and but-
ter, and fatigue likely set in for the


starter who played 33 minutes.
It's hard to criticize a generally
amicable guy, but you can't avoid
pointing out that Calathes let his
team down. That is the power of
guarantees: You're a hero if you
live up to them, but you must face
the music if you don't.
"The thing you love about him
is Nick is such a competitor,"
Donovan said. "He wants to take
all that on, and I'd rather have a


guy like that."
Then again, it may have been
Calathes' own will that effectively
stopped him.
Fierce competitors hate to lose.
When they fall behind or perform
poorly, they push themselves
harder in an attempt to will the
outcome in their favor.
There is a downside to this,
though, and his recent slump
shows you can't always "try"


your way out of a hole.
"Sometimes guys go in to a
game with their mind made up
of how they're going to play, and
what they're going to try to do
instead of allowing the game to
come to themselves," Donovan
said. "Nick's got to allow it to
come a little bit more."
So now the Gators enter the
NIT. They may go far, or they
might face an early exit.


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Women await tourney bid


By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Writer
cyazbec@alligator.org

The Gators won't be sweating it out
tonight.
On this Selection Monday, the UF
women's basketball team will not be wor-
ried about bubble talk and being left out
of March Madness like it was last season.
The No. 21 Gators (23-7, 9-5 Southeast-
ern Conference) are a lock to make this
year's NCAA Tournament.
So when the brackets are revealed
tonight at 7 on ESPN, UF will be more
concerned about who, when and where
it will be playing in the first round later
this week.
The Gators, once projected as high as a
No. 3 seed by ESPN.com's Charlie Creme,
have lost some ground over the last four
weeks.
Creme has them as a No. 7 seed in his
latest version of Bracketology, his daily
predictions of the field of 64.
UF fell a few spots when they dropped
five of their last six games, including a
quarterfinal loss to the Tennessee in the
SEC Tournament on March 6.
Though UF appears to be slumping
at the worst possible time, it showed
glimpses of its early season brilliance in
the second half against Tennessee.
After trailing by 17 at the break, the


Gators rallied to within 3 points with less
than three minutes remaining.
Despite winning the second half 46-
33, the Gators eventually fell 71-67 to the
Volunteers.
UF coach Amanda Butler, however,
was proud of her team's second-half ef-
fort.
"If that Florida team shows up (in the
NCAA Tournament), then we're not just
in position to beat a great team like Ten-
nessee, but we whipped
them in the second half,"
Butler said.
"We whipped them
Women's in the second half like
Basketball they whipped us in the
first half."
Butler added that
even though the Gators came up short
in their conference tournament, she saw
the trouble her team could cause in the
NCAA Tournament if it plays an entire
game the way it did in the second half
against the Volunteers.
"As disappointing as this is to be leav-
ing here with a loss right now, I also think
that there's a lot to build on going into the
postseason," Butler said after the loss.
If the Gators get the No. 7 seed as
Creme projects, they will face a No. 10
seed in the first round and would have a
potential second-round matchup with a
No. 2 seed.


UF SOFTBALL

Nelson throws no-hitter


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator.org

Stacey Nelson has seemingly done
it all in her four years at UF. Sunday,
she accomplished something even she
previously thought impossible.
Nelson threw her first career no-
hitter in No. 1 UF's 4-0 win at Missis-
sippi on Sunday. The senior pitched
two complete-game shutouts and led
the Gators (27-2, 8-0 Southeastern
Conference) to a weekend sweep of
the Rebels (11-12, 0-6 SEC) in Oxford,
Miss.
Despite a pitcher's usual practice of
not focusing on or talking about a po-
tential no-hitter, Nelson admitted her
mind kept wandering back to the idea
of her first career no-hitter.
"I didn't believe it until that last
out," she said. "I always had a joke
that no-hitters just weren't my thing."
Nelson (14-2, 0.40 ERA) also made
her way into the NCAA record books
by improving her career record to 109-
33, tied for 25th on the NCAA all-time
wins list with Jennie Finch, who won
109 games for Arizona.
Ali Gardiner hit an RBI double to
center in the first inning to start the
scoring for the Gators on Sunday.
Shortstop Megan Bush added to the
lead in the fourth with her seventh
home run of the season. Later that


inning, second baseman Aja Paculba
knocked in the final run of the game
with a double down the left-field line.
Nelson's first victory of the week-
end came in the Gators' 2-0 win in
Game 1 of their doubleheader Satur-
day. UF's ace gave up five hits and
struck out 10.
Nelson traded zeros with Missis-
sippi pitcher Becky Nye until the sixth
inning, when Gardiner launched a
solo home run over
the scoreboard in
right-center field for
the first run of the
game.
"Hitting is conta-
gious, so once you
Nelson get one hit, the next
few will come and
open up the game," Gardiner said.
"It changed the momentum for
sure."
Nelson struck out the side in the
bottom of the sixth, and Aja Paculba
added an insurance run with a single
up the middle that drove in Michelle
Moultrie in the seventh inning.
The Gators took that late-game mo-
mentum at the plate into Game 2 and
put 12 runs on the board.
Sophomore Stephanie Brombacher
(13-0, 0.79 ERA) followed up Nelson's
performance with a shutout of her
own and allowed only four hits while
striking out seven batters.


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0 the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 102 ISSUE 118 We Inform. You Decide. MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 LOCAL Early voting in city elections begins today By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Staff Writer jhsizemore@a IIigator org As Gainesville voters begin to head for the polls for city elections, political activists vie to get in the last word. Early voting begins today and will run through Saturday. Ballots may be cast at the County Administration Building, 12 S.E. First St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. On election day, March 24, voters will report to their precinct's polling place. "We're just making sure we get that final push before the vote," said Eric Conrad, a spokesman for Equality is Gainesville's Business, an anti-Amendment 1 organization. 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 "We're just making sure we get that final push before the vote." Eric Conrad Equality is Gainesville's Business spokesman Gainesville residents and loosen protections for other classes. On Saturday, about 50 people gathered at the Pride Community Center on Northwest 13th Street to prepare people to discuss Amendment 1 with voters. Volunteers watched as group leaders demonstrated how to canvass. The group then split up to knock on the doors of Gainesville voters. Volunteers have done this during several previous weekends, but this was definitely the largest group so far, according to Conrad. The anti-amendment group will also offer free van rides to student voters from the Reitz Union to the County Administration Building this week, an effort similar to those orchestrated during the November elections. Citizens for Good Public Policy, the pro-amendment group, is busy approaching voters as well. "We are doing all the traditional campaign get-out-the-vote activities, which include radio, TV, and print media," wrote Jim Gilbert, a Citizens spokesman, in an e-mail. "In addition we have volunteers on the ground walking neighborhoods and holding 'YES on 1' signs at key locations," he snid GFR officials yet to find cause of fire INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED THE PEACEFUL PATHS FIRE STARTED IN THE TRAINING ROOM. By HUNTER SIZEMORE Alligator Staff Writer jhsizemore@alligator org The cause of a fire that claimed local nonprofit Peaceful Paths' headquarters and part of a physician's office will remain undetermined barring any signifiLocal cant developments, officials said. News nGainesville Fire Rescue investigators have exhausted all available resources in determining how the building, which served victims of domestic violence, caught fire, according to a GFR press release. Investigators were able to determine that the fire started in the training room of the Peaceful Paths building, but the extent of the damage prevented any further insight. "Unfortunately, there are times when we are unable to determine a cause, which can be very frustrating to both the victims and our personnel," said Tim Hayes, deputy fire chief, according to the release. Peaceful Paths has continued to provide services while relocating to a temporary office space and has experienced significant community support in its time of need, according to the Peaceful Paths Web site. Inmates find trash bags full of pot OCALA (AP) -Authorities are trying to figure out who dropped four 55-gallon trash bags filled with marijuana by the side of an Ocala road. The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that inmates working with the county's solid waste department found the bags on Thursday. Drug agents say the bags weighed a total of nearly 65 pounds. Officials are investigating where the bags came from. N A recent study suggests that doodling may help people pay attention and improve concentration. See Story, Page 5. TOday FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 8 CROSSWORD 10 Partly j3 cloudy SPORTS 13 84/ 84/60 visit www.alligator.org David Cumming/ Alligator Concert Cleanup A stagehand takes toilet paper that was thrown on stage off Tokyo Police Club's equipment during the band's set at the Harvest of Hope Fest at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds in St. Augustine. The three-day music festival raised awareness for Harvest of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides aid to migrant farm workers. For a photo slideshow from the Harvest of Hope Festival in St. Augustine on March 6, 7 and 8, visit alligator.org After losing in the second round of the SEC Tournament on Friday, the UF men's basketball team found out it will host the first round of the NIT against Jacksonville on Wednesday. See Story, Page 13. es

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2, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING Talk: "The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe Revisited" by Grzegorz Ekiert Today, 3 p.m. Anderson 216 Grzegorz Ekiert of Harvard University will speak. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Department of Political Science. RUB Entertainment Presents: "Milk" March 16, 18 & 19, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium "Milk" is an R-rated film about California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. Florida Blue Key Information Session Today, 4 p.m. Reitz Union Room 285 This sessionwill review application information and memberFORECAST TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY 84/60 TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 77/52 ship requirements. Sample resumes and other helpful tools are distributed so that attendees can receive a clearer picture of the application process. The information sessions generally last about 30 minutes, which includes time for a question-and-answer session at the end. First Amendment Free Food Festival Thursday, March 19, 11 a.m. to 1p.m. Plaza of the Americas Students and faculty can drop by and "sign away" their First Amendment rights for a free lunch. This interactive demonstration is hosted by the UF Society of Professional WEDNESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 78/53 FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 75/50 Journalists and is meant to show the importance of First Amendment rights during daily activities. Got something going on? And want to post it in this space? Send an e-mail to kbjornsen@alligator.org with 'What's Happening' in the subject line. Please include a oneto twosentence synopsis of the event. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. 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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 3 AROUND GAINESVILLE 'Accidental antiquesman' describes work, collection By EMILY FUGGETTA Alligator Writer John Sikorski is an accidental antiquesman. Sikorski, an Ocala antiques appraiser who hosts a weekly radio show called "Sikorski's Attic" on WUFT, said that though he has been interested in antiques all his life, he "fell" into the business about 30 years ago. "It was literally an accident," he said. "I never set out to be in this business." Sikorski said it all started when his wife started studying engineering at UF. He was returning to Ocala from Gainesville after a promising second job interview with Blue Cross and Blue Shield when he made a stop. "Up on 1-75, there was this big, red antique store," he said. "I had some spare time, so I decided to just stop in and see what was there." The store's owner was there, and he and Sikorski talked about his experience. "We got to talking, and I told him about the job. He said, 'Well, it'd be better if you'd come to work for me here,"' he said. "So he hired me on the spot." The store was Wayside Antiques, and Sikorski worked there for about 10 years, during which time he picked up valuable experience, he said. Sikorski then opened his own antique shop, which he ran until he opened his appraisal office about 10 years ago. "It was literally an accident. I never set out to be in this business." John Sikorski Host, "Sikorski's Attic" He decided to begin appraising after he realized that the buying and selling of antiques wasn't as lucrative as it once was. "Along came the Internet, and you no longer needed to have a retail store," he said. "But there are a lot of people out there who have things but have no way of finding out what they're worth." In addition to "Sikorski's Attic" and his downtown appraisal office, a tangled mix of eclectic findings and books from which he studies to stay up-to-date on the business, he writes question-and-answer columns for the Gainesville Sun, the Ocala Star-Banner and the Citrus County Chronicle. Sikorski also provides a walkthrough service for people who want many items in their houses appraised. "It's a conversation about things in their homes with regard to collector interest and dollar values," he said, adding that he also offers advice on how best to sell antiques. Despite having traveled the world collecting and studying antiques, Sikorski said he never loses interest because of the variety of items he comes across. So far, Sikorski said, the most interesting item he has come across is a footlong hardened walrus penis, called an usik, which sits in a glass case in his office. Smiling impishly, he held out the item for examination before explaining its significance. "From one minute to the next, you never know what's going to come in. It's always different," he said. "I love it all." "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 $1M grant will repair aging rental homes By YVONNE AYALA Alligator Contributing Writer The MacArthur Foundation awarded a $1 million grant last week to the Florida Partnership to preserve aging rental units in the state. Because of the recent foreclosure crisis, rental housing has become more important. And the real estate bubble's burst makes it smarter to preserve aging housing than to build new ones. This market shift guides the way Florida Partnership plans to use the donated funds. "Traditionally the way Florida has dealt with affordable housing has been through new construction," said Cecka Green, communications director for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. "With the housing market, the bubble has burst, and there's a lot of stock that's already out there. We are looking to properly preserve units that are already built and have an affordability, because we don't want to lose that." About 71 percent of extremely lowincome renter households in Florida paid more than 40 percent of their income for rent in 2007, according to the MacArthur Foundation's Web site. The Florida Partnership includes the UF Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and the Florida Housing Coalition. Florida was one of 12 cities and states to receive the foundation's Window of Opportunity grant, which awarded $32.5 million to help agencies preserve more than 70,000 low-income rental homes nationwide. The Florida Partnership aims to preserve 20,000 low-income rental units by 2019, focusing on seniors and people with disabilities, Green said. The UF Shimberg Center will receive $500,000 to research and help the state decide what rental housing stock has a greater need for preservation. "We're looking specifically at rental housing that's privately owned and publicly subsidized," said Anne Ray, a leading researcher at the Shimberg Center. "Many of those properties are at risk of rising rents, demolition or Local at risk of losing subsidies News from the government." The Shimberg Center will also research which tenants are most affected and the role private unsubsidized stock plays in providing affordable housing to Florida's communities, Ray said. The Florida Housing Coalition was awarded $475,000 to educate and train state nonprofit organizations to acquire, rehabilitate and manage long-term affordable rental housing for extremely low-income populations, said Jaimie Ross, president of the Florida Housing Coalition. The Florida Housing Finance Corporation was awarded $25,000 to support peer networking activities for nonprofit and for-profit developers to help them rehabilitate aging privately owned properties with expiring subsidies. "If those units don't receive the proper attention that they need, we could lose a significant portion of our affordable housing stock," Green said. 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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 5 STUDENT LIFE Study suggests that doodling may aid in retention By AMANDA MILLIGAN Alligator Contributing Writer If Deborah Kenner has paper in front of her, she's probably doodling. While in class, the UF sophomore draws her name, flowers and squiggly designs while listening to lectures. "I always pay attention," Kenner said. Now she has evidence. According to a recent study from the University of Plymouth in England, doodling can aid concentration and may prove beneficial in remembering information. The study, published in late February, consisted of two groups of 20 people -one instructed to doodle, one not -who listened to a mock telephone message. Participants in the doodle group recalled 29 percent more than the participants in the non-doodle group. "I've gone through stages when I've tried not to doodle, but it really just helps me pay attention more." Deborah Kenner UF sophomore and in-class doodler Kenner said she was not surprised. "I've gone through stages when I've tried not to doodle, but it really just helps me pay attention more," she said. Kenneth Heilman, a clinical professor of neurology and health psychology at UF, feels the same way. "I'm a big doodler," Heilman said. "If I don't doodle, I fall asleep. Doodling keeps me alert and awake." Glen Finney, an assistant professor in UF's department of neurology, doodles mazes and paisley-like patterns when listening to lectures. Doodling allows people to back away from strong thoughts and relax, allowing weaker brain connections to be activated, he said. "That's a way to find new ideas and not get locked into old ideas," he said. An example is when a student takes a test. Finney said when an answer keeps popping into a student's head, but he know it's wrong, he needs to relax and allow other brain connections to activate in order to think of other possible answers. "Doodling allows you to sort of be weakly aroused," Finney said, "but it's not so detaining that you're highly aroused." Although he said some people use doodling to keep themselves active and paying attention, others might use doodling as an outlet for their creative urges. Kenner said she occasionally doodles out of boredom, but it's on a whole different level. "Those are more drawings than doodling," she said. "I take out a whole piece of paper and stop paying attention." F ed prrd 10 .t f*to0" .%o I -6. 1 0 ((Id "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" Free Spay and/or Neuter for low income Coupon families Alachua County Animal Ser ces 3400 NE 53Ave Ga neFv ie CALL TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY (352) 264-6870 4 a Totally MoIt Massage "I wil Come To You" 1T7raW Fletcher 'iFT1 I 444 4956 Ph: 21%.0O42 0 $5 Pitchers 1702W. University Ave. 374-4964 .IL 114111 iUoflcd migIfi Liquor Drinks e Drafts Bottles 352 378-7033 LIVE DJ -NO COVER 1718 W Univesity Av. The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc. Publisher of the independent florida alligator and @ orLor announces the opening for the position of Student Member at Large of the Board of Directors This unpaid position may be filled by a graduate or undergraduate student The application for this position is available at the reception desk at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Avenue, each weekday between 1:00 and 4:00pm from now until March 27. Part of the application consists of short essays in answer to specific questions. Applicants should pick up applications far enough in advance to allow enough time to complete them by the deadline of 3:00pm by April 1. More information is available for an applicant's mandatory reading at the time an application is picked up. Applicants should allow themselves 10 to 15 minutes of reading time when picking up an application. The application must be returned to the same office before 3:00pm April 1. This is an absolute deadline. All returned applications will be copied and available to be read at The Alligator building prior to the selection meeting. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The Alligator offices in a meeting open to the public, Friday, April 17 beginning at 2:00pm. Applicants must be present to be considered. Applicants must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking college or university students. Board of Directors applicants cannot be current or recent past employees or trainees of Campus Communications, Inc. Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This paper believes in second chances. And third chances. And fourth chances RECYCLE alligao r YOUR NEWSPAPER. printed on recycled newsprint F 'r L

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6, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 Bottomless Break Spring Break doesn't have to end today. Welcome back for the home stretch of the spring semester -a mere five weeks remain until the endless possibilities of summer embrace you with open arms. Whether you were avoiding Mexican drug cartels like the plague or sneaking into private 40th-birthday parties held in honor of B-list celebrities, we can safely assume that you caught up on some much-overdue partying. Now that you are back, we hope you are ready to attack the remainder of the semester with the fervor of a Santa Monica street performer preying on the wallets of unsuspecting tourists donning the latest offerings in fanny pack fashion. But if you're like us, you might find yourself wary of letting the party end -even if your bank account took a bigger hit than a right hook to the jugular from Rampage Jackson. Ah, the great dilemma of achieving balance; it befuddles even the craftiest members of The Gator Nation. We are only kidding ourselves if the goal for the remainder of the semester fails to include concocting a seven-step handshake with that I-heard-he-can-bench-press-the-world bouncer manning the door at the Grog House -along with a 3.5 GPA. Slap, clap, fist pound, shimmy, crazy fingers, chest bump, high five! With your grades in mind and your social lives our foremost concern, the Editorial Board bestows upon you three gems of wisdom to help you live out the tagline from "Entourage" in your everyday life. Like Vince, Ari and the boys, maybe you, too, can have it all. You probably caught yourself wondering why on your return flight home you were a beef torta or two away from having to sheepishly ask the flight attendant for a seat belt extension. Sure, you were never going to confuse anyone for McDreamy, but trust us when we say the Spring Break Diet and South Beach Diet are not two distant cousins. Now that you're back in Gainesville, say goodbye to filet mignon and Fiji artesian water, and learn to make fast friends with the dumpster behind Leo's. We hear if you time it just right, you might even be able to score some marinara sauce to keep your oh-so-fresh half-eaten rolls company. While nothing can replace getting your groove on at a club in Acapulco with some nameless coed as the beer flows like wine, who says you can't recreate the same magic right here in Gainesville? Everyone knows that the prime-time nights to peruse the social offerings of our fine city fall within the trifecta of Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights -but let's think outside the box for a minute. Generally recognized as a time to get work done and conjure imagery of another lost weekend, Monday evenings are this season's new black. Head down to Common Grounds for a few rounds of free PBR, and keep the party going while you channel your inner Meat Loaf, telling the world that you will, in fact, do anything for love. Didn't do the reading for econ and you want to pretend that YOU are an active contributor to your class discussion? Say it slowly with us now, folks: T-A-N-G-E-N-T -God's gift to underachieving students everywhere. Even if you haven't been blessed with the gift of gab, posing questions to the class vaguely related to the topic at hand can quickly have your professor thinking you are the next "Good Will Hunting." Nothing beats racking up the participation points effort-free while your classmates sneer at you after giving up their Tuesday night to pore over hours of listless jargon. What are you waiting for? Hit the streets hard and the books not so much, fellow demigod. But if you're not up for the challenge, just take solace in the fact that debauchery will soon rear its ugly head once again. Only 51 more weeks until Spring Break 2010. 01 ffe independent florida alligator Nicole Safker Dan Seco EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Kristin Bjornsen Rachel Roy MANAGING EDITORS The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University A e, or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions SIGH. C n SPACE SPRING BREAK SPACE SQUIRT GUNS SPACE VOLLEYBALL INNLY FROZEN SPACE LAZY ALLIGATOR www.aIIigato r.org/opinions Spring break's over so it's BACK OR IS TO THE GRIND. IT --'Ahhh, yeah! SPACE DISNEY SPACE LADIES.? (CAN'T REALLY TELL) SPACE MEXICO IT'S ER THERE 0 Stewart puts Cramer in rightful place nline news outlets apparently yanked their thesauruses out from beneath their beds last Thursday, labeling Jon Stewart's interview of CNBC's "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer with headlines such as "Stewart Eviscerates Cramer, CNBC," and "Jon Stewart Thrashes Jim Cramer." Anyone who watched the interview knows that it wasn't in typical Stewartesque fashion. The host of "The Daily Show" didn't josh around with Cramer; he indignantly crucified him and his network. Last Thursday Cramer became the regrettable face of everything that's wrong with modern journalism, and worst yet, Stewart epitomized everything that's right. CNBC, with its programs and pundits that speculate on financial news, doesn't seem to fully appreciate the power it holds in swaying consumer confidence and upholding the idea of Wall Street responsibility. They have championed the senseless idea that money can be instantaneous, or fast, or even mad -elevating the shady 3 a.m. easy-money infomercial to prime-time status and labeling it as American as apple pie. But Stewart's a populist. He may have mocked CNBC's Rick Santelli's live populist appeal to the traders on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, but by no means is "The Daily Show" a leader in social thought. The show is nothing more than the proverbial French radical who spots an angry mob passing by and says, "There go my people, I must find them so I can lead them." Today, the angry mob is pointing its pitchforks at the world of Wall Street and financial news networks, but yesterday they were ready to torch the regular news media for not paying more attention to the flimsy case for Matthew Christ letters@alligatororg war in Iraq. Even then, it was Stewart who led the bastion of ragtag flamethrowers, scolding Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala on the since-canceled CNN program "Crossfire" for denigrating our political system into an obnoxious shouting match. Something is seriously wrong when our nation's court jester has to point out the failings of our political and financial leaders. But it's no surprise that we've come to this point. The Internet has allowed anyone, even crazy people, to not only have an opinion but shout it out to the world. If you want, you could comment on this very column online, and then comment on a news article on nytimes.com. It's no wonder that the popularity of television opinion programs have exploded in recent years. Opining has become an art that anyone can practice, and it seems that news conglomerates have pushed the prestige and credibility of news programs aside for the ratings of opinion programs. There is a place for opinion, for speculation, but it's typically labeled as such. There is also a place for biting investigative journalism that uncovers the hypocrisy and shady dealings of our world, something that seems to be in small supply today. Something that Stewart and Co. capitalized on last week, as the ratings of "Mad Money" plummeted and "The Daily Show" soared. And I didn't need a thesaurus to figure that one out. Matthew Christ is a political science freshman. His column appears on Mondays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Did you have a great Spring Break? Friday's question: Have a great Spring Break! Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Column Comedy Central guilty of boasting bad acts Letters to the Editor UF e-mail fails to deliver I do not understand how UF has an extraordinary main Web site, but our e-mail service is nothing short of rubbish. There have been innumerable times that I have tried to go to my e-mail and could not access it. Sometimes I need to open an attachment for a class, but WebMail is not working what a surprise. I ask for the talented men and women working in computing services and people in the Student Government on campus to address this issue, to learn from the masters: Gmail, Hotmail. Thousands depend on this vital service to our education that seems to be ignored. Ahmed Jorge 4EG Eric Chianese Speaking Out been devoured by the legions of the unwashed. Let me make one thing perfectly clear: This is no good-natured ribbing. This is not a continuation of his roast. This is an exhortation for Whitney to retire re have been a ton of hard-hitting items in the news lately: President Barack Obama has pushed forward stemcell research, the chairman of the Republican National Committee announced that he's prochoice and Jon Stewart nearly made Jim Cramer wet his pants. That's all well and good, but I want to talk about something that's really been on my mind. Sunday, Comedy Central roasted Daniel Lawrence Whitney -better known as Larry the Cable Guy -and I shed a tear for comedy. I was OK when they decided to roast Jeff Foxworthy. I don't like his stuff but there's no denying that -more than being popular -he made a contribution to the medium of comedy by opening the door for all this horrible redneck stuff that's out there now a la the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour." I'm not happy about his impact, but the fact remains that he's had one. Larry the Cable Guy, however, has done nothing except march across the country with his admittedly fake accent (look for clips of Whitney on you tube before he invented Larry -he can actually speak English -and shout "git-r-done." Well, that's not entirely fair. He unleashed some unforgivable movies on the public, as well. And his lowestcommon-denominator brand of comedy has count. Occasionally, he'll include a punch line, but here's a news flash: Cook steals his jokes. He doesn't "borrow," he doesn't "improve upon," he just steals. Get over it. Stand-up comedy is one of my favorite things. I fell in love with it at a young age when I first saw a "Comedy Central Presents" special for Kathleen Madigan. A whole world of brilliant, ironic, thought-provoking, subversive and, most importantly, hilarious ideas was opened to me. When I see the likes of Cook, Mencia and Whitney selling out shows, I just know that Bill Hicks and George Carlin are turning over in their graves. I would like to hope that the popularity of these hacks -and that's just what they are simply comes from a lack of known alternatives. Luckily, there are many. Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman and Louis C.K. are all still performing. Give them a chance. They're the future of the comedy tradition the way Carlin, Hicks, Pryor and Rickles were the past. I want to take this opportunity to ask Comedy Central to stop selling its soul in a Faustian bargain to popular hackdom. It hurts all of us. That's the important thing for the week. Eric Chianese is an English junior. His column appears weekly. Only Kaplan Offers: The Most Personalized Prep Unmatched Expertise Guaranteed Results TEST PREP AND ADMISSIONS Enroll in one of our upcoming class starts! LSAT: 417 at the Reitz Union MCAT: 4/6 at the Reitz Union GRE: 3/25 at the Reitz Union GMAT: 3/24 at the Reitz Union PCAT: 4114 at the Downtown Center DAT/OAT: 5/13 at the Downtown Center Visit kaptest.com or call 1-800-KAP-TEST today! ............ 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Cook, the darling of superfans everywhere, is even worse. Most of the time he doesn't even tell a joke -no, jumping around as you illuminate one extended, digression-ridden anecdote doesn't I(AP LAN GRE I LSAT I MCAT I DAT \ OAT I PCAT

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Classifieds MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.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 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 -::2Blocks To UF:: Room in 4br condo ind utils, internet, cable TV, pool. Very Nice $375. 283-8777 www.Gainesville-Rooms-4-Rent.com 4-2209-68-1 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 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 $439 all inclusive. Furniturecablepest 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 I 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 *Free $1100 Scooter! I Month Free! *CASH BACK! No Signing Fees! Luxury 2's & 3's! W/D included. *All Incluseive 2/2s-$603/rm;3/3s-$535/rm FREE Roommate Match, Cable, Int. HUGE walk-in closets, porches. FREE Tanning, Gym, Comp. lab. 2 Miles from UF on bus route. HiddenLakeUF.com 374-FUNN 4-22-72-1 **LAMANCHA CONDOS** Walk to Campus 4Br/1.5Ba. Includes elect, cable tv, & high speed internet. $350/mo 352-278-9347, www.lamanchacondos.com 4-3-50-1 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 $385 2 blks to UF/Shands/ VA includes dsl,utilities,cable free call 352-284-7304 3-23-09-30-1 $400-Countryside4/4well-maintained condo. Some utils incl. On routes 9 and 35, individual leases. Call 352.514.3398. 3-31-28-1 $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 SID Call (305)799-7042 for more info 3-30-30-1 $400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some utils inc. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-31-25-1 $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 3-23-0921-1 $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 2 BLOCKS TO UF--$349/MO Everything InclFully Furn! Call Drew, 352-275-8555 4-22-34-1 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 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 3/3 Avble in 4/4 At Countryside 1/1 Also Avble 4 Summer Sublease Cable/Wifi/Utilities all included! Looking for females 4 full year lease $450. 7542815023-Shahrouz@ufl.edu 3-18-09-5-1 Prof/Grad Student. All amenities. Studious & quiet. Safe & secure. Short term. $350/mo. Leave message 333-8300 3-26-09-10-1 Sublet available Immediately thru August '09. $350.00month. One of 4BR Apt. at Lexington Crossing.Fully Furnished, utilities, cable included. 5 bus routes. contact: Ivory @ 813390-7761 3-16-1-1 For FRent unfurnished 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* $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 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/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 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 3s from $850, Pet friendly Close to UF, Oaks Mall, Butler Plaza pinetreegardens.com*376-4002 4-22-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $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 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 corCash, Check, MC, or Visa Use forms appearing weekly in The Ads placed by4 pm will appear two publicarections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST The Alligator Office Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, tion days later. Ads may run for any length DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No 1105 W. University Ave. Visa or checks only. of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. 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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 9 For Rent For Rent For Rent W For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished 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 GatedAlarms*Pet Friendly *Sign Today, Get I 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 MOST WANTED Jarlean Murphy Watkins Black Female (DOB 04/04/61); 5'06", 185 lbs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Violation of Probation Warrant for Grand T heft. ALACMUA COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP 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 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.biketouf.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 *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 I'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 Furn ture 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 GET HOOKED UP! FREE $1100 Scooters! Every Rented Room Gets a Scooter! 1 Month FREE! Or Cash Back! FREE Cable, Internet, Tanning, W/D. Luxury 2/2s $490/rm & 3/3's $430/rm Want All-Inclusive! No Problem. Only 2 Miles from UF on bus route. HiddenLakeUF.com 374-FUNN 4-22-08-72-2 2 BLOCKS TO UF Studios and 1/1 as low as $559 2/1 and 2/2 from $380-$599 per person CollegeParkUF.com 371-7777 4-22-08-72-2 Walk to Class! 1brs from $599 -150 ft from UF! $0 move-in fees! Move-in Today! FREE parking! Pets Welcome! 372-7111 CollegeManor.org 4-22-08-72-2 GREAT ODIN'S RAVEN: Our 4/4's are classy!! SIGN TODAY and get $720 off your lease!! Rates starting at $509!! CALL: 352.271.3131 GainesvillePlace.com 4-22-72-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 4-22-08-72-2 Stop staring at my Apts! It's hard not to now that we are furnished/all-inclusive Brand NEW, Close to campus, 4 bus routes Large, luxury lbr-4brs with TVs in kitchen Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly -352.376.0696 -www.EnclaveUF.com4-22-08-72-2 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 2 bed luxury condos for rent. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, super quiet construction. $1600/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-2 ***4BR/2BA HISTORIC HOUSE*** 10 blocks to UF. Near downtown. High ceiling, wood floor, cent A/C, W/D, tons of character. 237 SW 4th Ave. $1200/mo 352-2149270 4-22-08-72-2 1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 3-17-0975-2 WALK TO UF -AVAILABLE NOW & FALL 1 BR/$495 to $999/mo 2BR/2.5BA $1499/mo Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 Gore-Rabell.com 4-22-08-72-2 SUN ISLAND 1BRs from $580 2BRs from $650 Sun Bay s Sun Key S Sun Harbor 352-376-6720 4-22-08-72-2 Affordable, Spacious, Great Value! Leasing for Fall -is, 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 *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 **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 ** Across From UF ** $1150/mo Special! 2br/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall Luxury Apts w/ Internet & Parking Inc. www.LookingGlassApartments .com 111 NWl16th St. -Call 376-1111 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR single-story villas starting from $529 Move in costs starting at $139 Close to Oaks Mall and Archer Road. Pine Rush Villas 375-1519 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! Zero Redec Fee 1 & 2 BR flats starting from $599 Move in costs starting at $139 Two blocks south of Archer Rd. & 34th St Homestead Apts. 376-0828 4-22-09-59-2 One month FREE! $189 Moves you in! HUGE 2 & 3 BR single story villas starting from $759 Close to Oaks Mall & Newberry Rd. Ashton Square Villas 333-1120 4-22-09-59-2 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 Itsao12@hotmail.com 3-17-09-25-2 Very Nice Mother-in Law Suite Near Haile 1BR, living room, kitchen, dining room, full bath, W/D, cable, utilities all included. $750/ mo. 367-0372 4-10-09-42-2 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. 4-3-09-36-2 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 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

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10, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 For Rent For Rent For Rent eRoommates Roommates unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished ONE YEAR TUITION AT UF -$22,000 Textbooks & Supplies -$2,000 Calling Union Properties for your new apt. PRICELESS! Call -352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-09-44-2 Finding it hard to choose your next rental? No Worries, We Can Help! Rentals going fast near UF so call today! Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-22-09-44-2 Night out on us when you lease one of our amazing 1 br./ ba apts untis available with tile, fenced in yards, w/d conn. from $395 mo. Hurry while it lasts. 352-332-5070 3-30-09-30-2 $400-4/4 University Terrace condo; Some utils incl. On routes 12 and 35. Immediate occupancy. 352.514.3398 3-31-25-2 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 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 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 We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 300 NW 18 St-Large, 575 sq ft only $585! Bike to UF -CENTERPOINT 1220 NW 12 St-530 sq ft big, only $475! No Application Fee, Most Pets OK. For info call E.F.N. Properties, (352) 371-3636 or email Rentals@EFNProperties.com 3-27-19-2 4/2 HOME PLUS STUDY Available 3/1/09. Corner lot, H/D 2385 sq ft for $1500 + $1500 deposit. 3608 NW 22nd Pl. Call 352-214-1956 3-16-09-10-2 3bd/2ba, N.W. very clean, walk/ bike to law school, w/d, fenced b.y., bonus room, central H/AC, ceiling fans, entertainment center, lots of closets. Sale or year lease. No section 8/ realtors. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2 Room and board in a very clean 3br/2ba, central H/AC ceiling fans, w/d. N.W. walk / bike to law school, $590. Bring roommmates pay $395 per room (just rent) plus $295 for bonus room. 352-375-6754. 3-30-09-20-2 1 BR/1 BA $495/mo 3 blocks to UF. Apt in vintage house. 112 NW 9th St. 2BR/1 BA house $575/mo. Fenced. 2016 NW 35th Ave 514-6281 3-16-09-10-2 Close to UF 2BR/1BA duplex hdwd, yard, W/D, pets ok $835/mo 1010 NW 3 Ave 2BR/1BA home. Parking, W/D, yard, pet ok Water ind $1075/mo 618 NW 14 Ave 1.5BR/1BA yard W/D hk-up Pet ok $635/mo 608 NW 24 Ave Avail 8/1/09 561-350-1552 3-16-09-10-2 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 3-1 6-8-2 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 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 2160 sq ft home on large 1/2 acre lot near UF Campus and Glenn Springs Elem. Deck on rear of house, exquisite trees, fenced in back yard. Minutes from everything. 312ONW 31st Blvd. 352-466-0358 3-30-09-13-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE Hardwood floor, fenced yard, large storage space. Convenient to UF. 807 NW 15th Ave. $1050/mo 1st/last/deposit. Call 331-6844 or 317-1638 3-25-09-10-2 2/1 Newly upgraded w/ Stainless appl. New tub/toilet/vanity Porcelain tile in liv rm kit bath New carpet in bdrms. Ceiling fans W/D in unit Cable/Internet avail. $735/mo. $600 deposit Call 727-423-9463 3-31-09-13-2 **LUXURIOUS 1800 SQ FT HOME** SECLUDED, UPSCALE NEAR CAMPUS. 3/2 WOOD FLOORS, SUN ROOM, COVERED PATIO W/D. $1400/MO PERFECT FOR GRAD. AVAIL AUG. 352-466-4171 LV MSG 4-1-09-14-2 $525/mo Very spacious 1BR apt. Living room, fully furnished kitchen, large BR, carpeted, full BA. Private, gated patio. Cats allowed. Avail 4/1. 1807 A NW 10th St. Call 376-0080 4-9-09-20-2 One BR apt. for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no smoking, no pets, no fleas. Its is small but has it all. All util pd. $360/mo, unfurnished. Call Charlie or Jim 352-642-4772. Stop by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 3-26-09-10-2 ***POOL HOME NEAR CAMPUS*** 1500SQ FT. 3/2 WOOD FLOORS, W/D, HUGE PATIO & SCREEN PORCH OVERLOOK POOL. $1600/MO AVAIL AUG. 1325 NW 10th Ave. 352-466-4171 LV MSG 4-1-09-14-2 Visit www.gatorpads.com for available units or call 352-284-0316 Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses. Walk/Bike/Bus to UF Neat, clean, quality. 3-31-09-13-2 1BR/1BA, living room w/ fireplace, W/D, clean, off 13th St. $600/mo + utils. Pets ok. Available now! Call 870-0488 3-19-09-5-2 1BR/1BA NEXT TO UF CAMPUS W/D ind in unit. Small pet ok. Pool/exercise room. $800/mo 352-378-5801 x5 3-26-0910-2 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 3-27-09-10-2 Bike or walk to UF. Summit House Condos, SW 16th Ave. 2/1 recently renovated and nicely decorated.Quiet/safe. $800/mo + utilities. $200 deposit. 2 Pools, laudry. No pets per complex. Call 352-843-0220 to see. 3-27-10-2 2BR 1 BA duplex, near duck pond, CH/CA, stove, refrig, carport, utility room. $600 per month. Call 352 281-4528. 3-20-09-5-2 HISTORIC HOMES 1-3BR apts + 2 houses 923 SE 4th St, 18 NE 10th St. High ceilings, porch, wood floors. $500-$1100/mo. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. Call 378-3704, sallygville@aol.com 4-3-09-20-2 r subleases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 22nd. CALL TODAY!!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG 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 $509/mo. WINDSOR HALL walk to campus. 629 SW 9th St. 1/2 of XL luxury dorm suite. kitchenette. private bathrm. all-female bldg. furnished. unlimited cable, internet, elec incl. avail Summer A a/o B. meganmaul@ufl.edu 3-18-5-3 Sublease in Looking Glass Apts. 1Br/1Ba in a 2Br/2Ba apartment. Great location (Very close to UF campus), reduced rate. Furnished and roommate is very quiet. $400 a month -reduced from $570. Call 727-7426610. 3-20-09-7-3 GRoommates 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-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 3-20-23-4 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 .4 & -1 oe t 0 Room for rent. 2/2 in Brandywine on Old Archer. Available immediately, flexible duration. $360 + 1/2 util. Call Shane 941-9321189. 3-20-20-4 Looking for male college student (preferred) to share 4BR/4BA condo with same. Own bathroom. W/D, high speed internet. Includes utilities $350/mo (available immediately) 863634-1893 3-16-09-10-4 Male roommate needed. Share furn 3BR/2BA house w/yng prof $400/mo +1/2 util Directv, ph, wireless, Vonage, elec. W/D, ofc space pvt BA (morn) Ig yd fenced, pets ok, trees, wooddeck, hottub, pond. UF-15 min drive, near bus, Lakeview Ests 352-682-6297 3-16-10-4 2 Females, 2BRs in 3/2 beautiful 5 yr old house. 2 car garage, fully furn, except BRs. W/D. 7 mins to UF on bus rte. Very safe community $440/mo incl utils, cable, internet, security system. Call 321-662-1772 3-1709-10-4 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. 3-19-09-10-4 So "Copyrighted Material 0 0 Syndicated Content rs Available from Commercial News Providers" *101111' % S~i

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 11 FRoomtes Furnishings lCompters Autos Help Wanted 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 3-19-10-4 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 $200 MOVE IN SPECIAL!!! 1st Month Roommates wanted for 4BR/2BA house. 1.3 miles from UF. Walking distance to bus transit. Cable + internet incl in rent. Call Quin 352-225-3543 3-18-5-4 Roommate wanted for 3/2 house on 1 + Acre w/ pool. Quiet neighborhood great for grad student or working professional. $495 plus half the electric. 15 min to UF & Shands. Move in Today! 772-201-9933 4-10-09-204 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 S Brand new luxury condos starting at $220k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 4-22-72-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURYNEWCONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, Campus Realty 352-281-3551 4-22-72-5 BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-22-08-72-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-22-08-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-22-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100 (352) 372-7490 4-22-08-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-22-08-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2272-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET Spc $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 $160. 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 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 Bicycles In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 4-22-72-9 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 % torCCies, 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 OF Autos 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! Hondas S Chevys S Jeeps and more! $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 4-22-72-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For any running cars or trucks. 1995 and up. Clean or ugly. Segovia 352-284-8619 4-2272-12 *****ATTENTION***** 00000 SUN CITY AUTO SALESOOOS WHY PAY MORE? YOU COULD PAY LESS! 300+ vehicles @ wholesale prices 338-1999 4-22-08-72-12 All Vehicles Must Go! Liquidation Sale Special 60 Days Payoff on Cash Vehicles (Payoff time negotiable) Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12 Over 250 Vehicles Will Be Sold At Wholesale Prices to the Public Including Cars, Trucks, Vans & SUVs Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12 Bring Your W-2 and Ride Home Today Why Wait for Your Refund? File Your Taxes Here and Drive Off in Your Vehicle Sun City Auto 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12 Sun City Auto No Credit Check All Vehicles $0 Down Buy Here -Pay Here 352-338-1999 4-22-09-62-12 $$ CASH TODAY! $$ For Your Unwanted Cars Junk!! Trucks, RVs, & Wrecks!!! TOP DOLLAR PAID! 386-234-0072 & 386-234-0075 3-23-09-10-12 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA S Black, in good condition. $5990. Call 352235-4196 3-17-09-5-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site available. 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We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, personal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-22-72-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life Best part-time job you'll ever have. NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St. 352-378-9204 4-22-08-72-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 4-22-08-72-14 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. 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Sports MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/sports UF MEN'S BASKETBALL Gators get NIT berth By MIKE DIFERDINANDO Alligator Staff Writer mdiferdinando@alligato r org For the second straight season, the Gators failed to make the NCAA Tournament. UF (23-10, 9-7 Southeastern Conference) did make history, though, becoming the first team since Michigan State in 1980 to be left out of the field for two consecutive years after winning a national title. Any hopes the Gators had of making it to the Big Dance were dashed after Friday's 61-58 loss to Auburn in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. UF had an RPI of 51, the 86thbest strength of schedule, one win against a top-50 RPI team (Pacific-10 Conference regular-season champion Washington) and a 2-6 road record in conference games. "We obviously didn't do enough," forward Dan Werner said following the loss to Auburn. "We could have put ourselves in if we would have won (the SEC) tournament." UF coach Billy Donovan said all season that being a year older didn't necessarily make his team a year better. It turns out he was right. UF suffered another late-season collapse, losing seven of its last 12 games, and missed several opportunities to lock up an NCAA bid. The Gators lost eight of their last 11 games last season. UF has accepted a bid to play in the National Invitation Tournament and will host Jacksonville on Wednesday in the opening round at 8 p.m. If they win, the Gators will face the winner of No. 4-seed Miami and No. 5-seed Providence. The Gators are the No. 1 seed in their region and will host the first two rounds of the tournament. UF is also the first school ever to follow up back-to-back national championships with back-to-back NIT appearances. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 15 Anarew stanmlI / Aiigator starT UF guard Erving Walker is consoled by Allan Chaney after the Gators' 61-58 loss to Auburn in Round 2 of the SEC Tournament at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Friday. No. 18 Arkansas completes weekend sweep of UF By BOBBY CALLOVI Alligator Writer bcallovi@alligator org Arkansas pitcher Jarrod McKinney isn't on the soccer team, but he showed some kicking ability Sunday. With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the eighth and a runner on third, McKinney struck out on a pitch in the dirt from Patrick Keating (2-3, 3.57 ERA). On his way to first, he booted the ball away from UF catcher Buddy Munroe, allowing Ben Tschepikow to score from third, carrying the No. 18 Razorbacks to a 4-2 win and completing the sweep of the Gators (9-7, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) in "All he had to do was ask for some help, and he may have gotten the call right." Brad Weitzel UF assistant baseball coach Fayetteville, Ark. Arguments from Munroe, Keating and UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan -who was ejected for arguing -proved futile. Home-plate umpire Joe Marion was unwilling to listen to any complaints about McKinney's kicking and did not request help from the other umpires. "All he had to do was ask for some help, and he may have gotten the call right," UF assistant coach Brad Weitzel said. "But the runner that scored we walked to lead off the inning, so we got to go back to that point first instead of blaming it on the umpire." The Gators got an outstanding start from freshman lefty Nick Maronde, who struck out five and allowed just 1 earned run over five innings. But the team could not give Maronde much run support or defensive help. The defense committed six errors, including two each by third baseman Mike Mooney and Munroe, who didn't enter the game until the eighth. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15 Heartbreak in team locker room represents season-long struggles TAMPA he room reeked of heartbreak. As you might imagine, the St. Pete Times Forum locker room that housed the UF men's basketball team fresh off its crushing 61-58 defeat at the hands of Auburn on Friday night was not very welcoming. It felt like a child asking his parents why they were splitting up. There are many small reasons -a lastsecond loss to Auburn being the final straw -but it is never as simple as one of these. There is always a bigger picture. The snapshot of the Gators locker room looked something like this: Phil Kegler On your left sits Phil on the Hill Walter Hodge, the sepkegler@alligator org nior who just watched his last shot at getting back to the NCAA Tournament fail. Next to him is Nick Calathes, the Gators' best player, who flamed out down the stretch. Panning to the right brings Dan Werner and Alex Tyus into focus, two "big" men who each played out of position yet gave their all. Then finally, directly to your right, is the inconsolable man, Erving Walker. Hodge may feel like he failed this team and his coach. The lone holdover from the back-to-back national championship teams, he was the veteran who linked those glory years with the rebuilding ones. But the man who has won more than anyone else in UF men's basketball history couldn't turn his teammates into similar winners. The Gators lost 10 games this season, and only one of those was by double digits (79-63 at Tennessee on Jan. 31). Eight of them were decided by 6 points or fewer. "They need to learn how to win," coach Billy Donovan said of his team. "Just because you're a year older doesn't mean you're a year better." As soon as Calathes confidently stated he thought his team would make the TourSEE PHIL, PAGE 15 E The UF women's basketball team will learn its postseason fate when the NCAA Women's Tournament bracket is announced at 7 p.m. on ESPN tonight. For more on the team's outlook, see Page 16. E The UF gymnastics team lost its regularseason finale at Utah on Friday but still has the SEC Championships ahead. For that story and more from the UF men's golf team, tennis teams and diving teams and a podcast, check out our Web site. POLL QUESTION BRACKET CHALLENGE 0 Go online to alligator.org/sports and click the link above the sports poll to join our bracket challenge. If you beat our columnists' brackets, you could win $200 in gift certificates to local restaurants. Previous question: Which athlete's injury has had the biggest impact on his or her team this year? (see right for results) Percent (Votes) Allen 35% (36) Castillo 35% (36) Waleszonia 17% (17) Toledo 7% (7) Mossor 6% (6) 102 TOTAL VOTES

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14, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 Wilks leads UF men to second place in NCAA Indoors 0 THE SOPHOMORE BROKE THE UF RECORD IN THE 60-METER DASH. By TONI-ANN MILLER Alligator Writer Lately for Terrell Wilks, another week means another school record. After notching an automatic-qualifying time in the Virginia Tech Qualifier on March 7, Wilks continued his record-breaking performances in last weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas. Wilks ran a 6.59 in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash and finished third in the finals of the event. Wilks' school-record-setting performance in Texas helped UF's men to their best NCAA Indoors finish since 2005. UF's men finished as runners-up with 36 points behind NCAA-champion Oregon, which had 54 points. The women's team finished the Indoor Championships tied for 12th place. Wilks' 60-meter time was his new personal best and UF's new record for the event. "While we are pleased with being second in the country, we are not satisfied," UF coach Mike Holloway said. "There's still work to do, and we still have the ability to get better. But we are very pleased with what's going on, and everybody is excited about getting outdoors and trying to get better." Despite coming up one place short, UF's track and field program is moving in a positive direction, much to Holloway's pleasure. "I don't think there's anybody in the program that Men's wanted to be second, but second's better than third, and Track a lot of teams are aspiring to be second, so the program is definitely moving in the right direction," Holloway said. Wilks' recent performances are a direct result of his hard work and may come as a surprise to some because of his late start in the sport. He was a football and basketball player before adding track to his resume as a high school senior. Subsequently, Wilks has had to put in extra work to hone his track skills. "He's still learning the intricacies of running the sprints, and as he learns more, he catches on to things. He's just gonna get better and better," Holloway said. "What people are seeing in the last couple weeks is just Terrell starting to really understand what it takes to be a good sprinter, and he now has the three fastest times ever run by a Gator in the 60, so we're pretty excited about that." Call us. Then start packing. www.apartmenthunters.com 352.336.9349 S .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! No Coupon Needed! No expiration date to remember! Just bring in a valid student ID to any Gainesville Jiffy Lube. Six area locations. For the Jiffy Lube nearest you visit jiffylubesoutheast.com GRADUATION 2009 4 SALVI TO The Alligator's Graduation 2009 section is the perfect place for advertisers to either thank students for their support during their years in Gainesville, or advertise for graduation gifts, products or services suitable for graduates. Run Date: Tuesday, April 14 Deadline: Wednesday, April 8 Contact your Sales Rep Today: 376-4482 t Er THE SWAMP RESTAURANT Daily Lunch Specials! 1642 W. Univsi .1 352.3.26 www.swamprestaurant.com SIU I Short of Cash? Donate Plasmal Thousands do. New & Return* donors: *not donated in 6 mo. www.dciplasma.com /** THEe The Salon Professional Academy Gainesville 6915 NW 4th Blvd. Suite B, Gainesville, FL 32607 ECELLENE N EDUCATION RJDIK IN

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Southeastern Conference nets just three bids in NCAA Tournament HOOPS, from page 13 Before last season, Donovan had not coached in the NIT since 1998. "We're grateful for the opportunity to continue our season at the NIT," Donovan said in a statement. "We're looking forward to the opportunity to continue to practice and grow as a team." Oklahoma State. LSU, a No. 8 seed, will face ference tournament. But the Tigers failed to UF made it to Madison Square Garden and No. 9-seed Butler. Mississippi State, which land a spot in the Big Dance as well. the NIT semifinals in New York last season beearned an automatic bid by winning the SEC In a teleconference earlier this month, SEC fore losing to Massachusetts. Tournament on Sunday afternoon against Commissioner Mike Slive said he didn't think The NCAA selection committee was not Tennessee, earned a No. 13 seed and will face a conference's RPI would be a determining kind to the SEC this year. Only three teams No. 4-seed Washington. factor when deciding which schools would from the conference made the tournament, the Auburn looked like it might have played receive at-large bids, but the SEC ranks sixth fewest since 1990. its way into the field after winning nine of its overall in Conference RPI and last among the Tennessee, a No. 9 seed, will face No. 8 seed last 11 games and knocking off UF in the conmajor conferences. Maronde's pitching performance lone bright spot for Gators in series AS EBALL, son Friday and lasted only 3 1/3 innings before being yanked. from page 13 He gave up 6 runs, including 4 unearned because of an error "Maronde pitched out of some jams and pitched thr he made on a suicide squeeze attempt, and the pj p ough Gators dropped the opening game 11-4. some poor defense," Weitzel said. "This is a beautiful field. Saturday's starter, Alex Panteliodis (2-2, There is no way you can make six errors on a beautiful field 6.50 ERA), couldn't even make it out of the like this." Baseball second inning before being relieved because of Maronde's quality outing was the first UF got from a starter the 5 runs he allowed in the Gators' 8-4 loss. this weekend. UF's bats couldn't get much going, either. Billy Bullock (0-1, 1.84 ERA) made his first start of the seaEntering Sunday's game, the Gators were near the bottom of every offensive category in the SEC. Outfielders Avery Barnes and Riley Cooper were the only UF players to record at least one hit in each game this weekend. They provided the Gators with a little bit of power, each smacking a solo home run in the series -Cooper on Friday and Barnes on Sunday. After a great opening weekend against then-No. 23 Louisville, UF has now dropped six straight against ranked opponents -Miami is currently No. 13 and Arkansas is No. 18. PHIL, from page 13 nament, his play sank. He scored 34 points combined in UF's final four games. He had previously racked up 33 points at Kentucky on Feb. 10. Give him credit for not making any excuses. Teams started guarding UF differently on the pickand-roll, Calathes' bread and butter, and fatigue likely set in for the starter who played 33 minutes. It's hard to criticize a generally amicable guy, but you can't avoid pointing out that Calathes let his team down. That is the power of guarantees: You're a hero if you live up to them, but you must face the music if you don't. "The thing you love about him is Nick is such a competitor," Donovan said. "He wants to take all that on, and I'd rather have a guy like that." Then again, it may have been Calathes' own will that effectively stopped him. Fierce competitors hate to lose. When they fall behind or perform poorly, they push themselves harder in an attempt to will the outcome in their favor. There is a downside to this, though, and his recent slump shows you can't always "try" your way out of a hole. "Sometimes guys go in to a game with their mind made up of how they're going to play, and what they're going to try to do instead of allowing the game to come to themselves," Donovan said. "Nick's got to allow it to come a little bit more." So now the Gators enter the NIT. They may go far, or they might face an early exit. While UF tries to find its consistent, winning ways again, there may be more sights like Friday night in the future. Hodge, the proven winner, comforting Walker, the clutch freshman whose potential gametying shot had just fallen short. I imagine he might say what a soon-to-be divor cee might: It's not your fault. There is a bigger picture. woe !^seu!cia owpueseN !q'M W9S s-ue Help provide local IS 419 MN CC1. students in need with 301A S OsnoG SHI Vd3H I O8JOW P)UB SOHlq free educational F0111 NELRDS ENTEli, ONE NERlD LEAVES. 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16, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009 Women await tourney bid By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC Alligator Writer cyazbec@alligator org The Gators won't be sweating it out tonight. On this Selection Monday, the UF women's basketball team will not be worried about bubble talk and being left out of March Madness like it was last season. The No. 21 Gators (23-7, 9-5 Southeastern Conference) are a lock to make this year's NCAA Tournament. So when the brackets are revealed tonight at 7 on ESPN, UF will be more concerned about who, when and where it will be playing in the first round later this week. The Gators, once projected as high as a No. 3 seed by ESPN.com's Charlie Creme, have lost some ground over the last four weeks. Creme has them as a No. 7 seed in his latest version of Bracketology, his daily predictions of the field of 64. UF fell a few spots when they dropped five of their last six games, including a quarterfinal loss to the Tennessee in the SEC Tournament on March 6. Though UF appears to be slumping at the worst possible time, it showed glimpses of its early season brilliance in the second half against Tennessee. After trailing by 17 at the break, the Gators rallied to within 3 points with less than three minutes remaining. Despite winning the second half 4633, the Gators eventually fell 71-67 to the Volunteers. UF coach Amanda Butler, however, was proud of her team's second-half effort. "If that Florida team shows up (in the NCAA Tournament), then we're not just in position to beat a great team like Tennessee, but we whipped CA~f them in the second half," Butler said. "We whipped them Women's in the second half like Basketball they whipped us in the first half." Butler added that even though the Gators came up short in their conference tournament, she saw the trouble her team could cause in the NCAA Tournament if it plays an entire game the way it did in the second half against the Volunteers. "As disappointing as this is to be leaving here with a loss right now, I also think that there's a lot to build on going into the postseason," Butler said after the loss. If the Gators get the No. 7 seed as Creme projects, they will face a No. 10 seed in the first round and would have a potential second-round matchup with a No. 2 seed. UF SOFTBALL Nelson throws no-hitter By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer aberry@alligator org Stacey Nelson has seemingly done it all in her four years at UF. Sunday, she accomplished something even she previously thought impossible. Nelson threw her first career nohitter in No. 1 UF's 4-0 win at Mississippi on Sunday. The senior pitched two complete-game shutouts and led the Gators (27-2, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) to a weekend sweep of the Rebels (11-12, 0-6 SEC) in Oxford, Miss. Despite a pitcher's usual practice of not focusing on or talking about a potential no-hitter, Nelson admitted her mind kept wandering back to the idea of her first career no-hitter. "I didn't believe it until that last out," she said. "I always had a joke that no-hitters just weren't my thing." Nelson (14-2, 0.40 ERA) also made her way into the NCAA record books by improving her career record to 10933, tied for 25th on the NCAA all-time wins list with Jennie Finch, who won 109 games for Arizona. Ali Gardiner hit an RBI double to center in the first inning to start the scoring for the Gators on Sunday. Shortstop Megan Bush added to the lead in the fourth with her seventh home run of the season. Later that inning, second baseman Aja Paculba knocked in the final run of the game with a double down the left-field line. Nelson's first victory of the weekend came in the Gators' 2-0 win in Game 1 of their doubleheader Saturday. UF's ace gave up five hits and struck out 10. Nelson traded zeros with Mississippi pitcher Becky Nye until the sixth inning, when Gardiner launched a solo home run over fl the scoreboard in right-center field for the first run of the "Hitting is contagious, so once you Nelson get one hit, the next few will come and open up the game," Gardiner said. "It changed the momentum for sure." Nelson struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth, and Aja Paculba added an insurance run with a single up the middle that drove in Michelle Moultrie in the seventh inning. The Gators took that late-game momentum at the plate into Game 2 and put 12 runs on the board. Sophomore Stephanie Brombacher (13-0, 0.79 ERA) followed up Nelson's performance with a shutout of her own and allowed only four hits while striking out seven batters.