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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008


Murder trial begins for former Shands nurse


By APRIL DUDASH
Alligator Staff Writer
adudash@alligator.org

A murder trial began this week
for a former Shands at UF nurse
charged with killing a woman in
November 2005 by injecting her
with a powerful anesthetic.
The state began its presentation


of evidence against Oliver Travis
O'Quinn, 29, on Tuesday. He is
accused of killing a woman who
his former roommate said he was
infatuated with.
The case will probably be pre-
sented to the jury Friday, said Bill
Cervone, state attorney.
If charged with first-degree


murder, O'Quinn could face a life
sentence with no
parole.
Local Michelle Ann
Courts Herndon was found
dead in her home
with a needle-punc-
ture mark on her left


arm, according to


the Gainesville


Police Department report.
During a search of the victim's
home, police found a bottle of pro-
pofol, an anesthetic, and assorted
"drug paraphernalia" used in the
delivery of intravenous drugs, the
report said.
The medical examiner said the
level of propofol in the victim's


blood rendered her immediately
unconscious, -according to the re-
port.
Two other bottles of different
drugs were found, and all three
were traced back to Shands at UF.
O'Quinn's former roommate
had introduced him to Herndon.
SEE MURDER, PAGE 11


PUBLIC SAFETY

Man assaults local jogger


A woman was attacked and raped
Wednesday morning while jogging in Haile
Plantation, according to local deputies.
The attack occurred at about 6:30 a.m. in
the Indigo Square Neighborhood, which is at
the intersection of Southwest 94th Street and
Southwest 46th Boulevard. The 36-year-old
woman suffered multiple serious injuries that
were not life-threatening. She was transported
to a local hospital for treatment.
"This goes down as one of the worst sexual
batteries I've seen," said Lt. Steve Maynard,
spokesman for the Alachua County Sheriff's
Office.
A passing jogger interrupted the attack
and witnessed the man get into a dark-colored
four-door sedan before driving away. The vic-
tim described her attacker as a black man of
medium build who was wearing a black shirt
and'black shorts at the time of the attack.


He was armed with a silver-colored hand-
gun.
The area of the attack is being canvassed,
and Haile residents are being contacted about
the attack through a prerecorded phone mes-
sage.
"This goes down as one of the
worst sexual batteries I've seen."
Lt. Steve Maynard
Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman

Deputies have also called UF police to ad-
vise them of the crime and to tell them to notify
UF students, Maynard said.
If anyone has any information regarding
this case, contact Detective Heather Phillips at
(352) 367-4185.
- APRIL DUDASH


By ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Just. in time for Memorial Day weekend,
the UF Student Senate unanimously voted to
spend $80,000 to fund construction of a veter-
ans memorial on campus.
About 10 uniformed members of the
Collegiate Veterans Society attended the meet-
ing and proposed the memorial's construction,
which will honor Gators currently active and
those who died while serving in the armed
forces.
Daniel Wojcik, Collegiate Veterans Society
president, said the memorial will consist of a
fountain in the pond behind the Reitz Union
and two flagpoles framing a row of five gran-
ite plaques, one dedicated to each military
branch.


The eco-friendly fountain will supply air in
the pond and make it a habitable environment
for fish, turtles and aquatic life other than the
algae and tadpoles currently there, Wojcik said
with a laugh.
Orange and blue lights will illuminate the
fountain at night to intensify patriotic senti-
ment in Gator students.
&StudS jnt The memorial is a low-
Gov3ment labor project, which could
be completed in as few as
30 days once orders are made, Wojcik said.
As all 53 senators present at the meeting
confirmed their support by voting in favor of
the memorial, the veterans at the front of the
room smiled.
Sen. Eric Wolf stood up from his seat to per-
SEE SENATE, PAGE 11


* Despite hitting in
the No. 9 spot for
the UF softball team,
Corrie Brooks has
made her presence
felt. Brooks and the
Gators will take on
California in the
Super Regionals this
weekend. See story,
. Page 24.


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2, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008
News Today


ON THE WEB
Former Alligator staffers win
national journalism honor
Three Alligator alumni earned
spots on a newswire service's
list of America's top 100 college
journalists.
Jenna Marina, Nick Zaccardi
and Megan Taylor were
named to the UWIRE 100 and
are spring graduates of UF's
College of Journalism and
Communications.
The list was released
Wednesday.
UWIRE officials spent three
months sorting through 500
nominations of students from
134 different schools, said Ben'
French, UWIRE's vice president
and general manager.
The University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill placed
five students, the most of
all universities, followed by
Pennsylvania State University
and the University of Iowa.
UF was next in the rankings,
tied with Syracuse University,
Indiana University and the
University of Texas at Austin.
Nick Zaccardi joined the
Alligator in January 2005 and
worked until he graduated. He
covered football and basketball,
wrote weekly columns and held
several editor positions during
his tenure.
This summer, Zaccardi is cov-
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intern with MLB.com.
Jenna Marina started in fall
2005 and worked through her
graduation covering volley-
ball, golf, football and the 2006
championship season of the
men's basketball team.
She will intern with the
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
starting in June.
Megan Taylor pulled many
late nights redesigning the
Alligator Web site as a member
of the new media staff in sum-
mer 2007.
Taylor took over as editor
of all online content in fall
2007, and she will intern at The
Miami Herald this summer.
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THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008 E ALLIGATOR, 3


STUDENT LIFE

Progress slow in Einstein's case


BY ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer
The lawsuit against Einstein's Notes, a note-sell-
ing business run by student employees, for alleg-
edly selling UF professors' lecture notes without
permission has continued to thicken, albeit quietly.
Although the case has yet to appear before a
judge and no major decisions have been made, both
sides have taken small steps in their arguments
since early May.
The first legal complaint filed by Faulkner
Press, the software company used to supplement
professor Michael Moulton's courses, blamed both
Einstein's Notes and its owner, Thomas Bean, as be-
ing equally eligible and responsible for the charges
of the case. The charges were filed in early April.
Moulton teaches Wildlife Issues in a Changing
World and Biodiversity Conservation: Global
Perspectives, large lecture classes that require
students to buy electronic textbooks printed by
Faulkner Press. Since the lawsuit, the company
pulled its notes for those classes.
Einstein's Notes responded in early May, sub-
mitting a request that the charges not be considered
worthy of a lawsuit, whether they are true or not.
Jim Sullivan, attorney for Faulkner Press, fol-
lowed by writing an amended version of his first
complaint. Most changes were to minor details and


typographical errors, Sullivan said.
But Sullivan also revised his argument in fa-
vor of charging Bean personally for the actions of
Einstein's Notes.
"We hope that the judge will view this case as
one where it is appropriate to pierce the corporate
veil and go beyond the company in our charges,"
Sullivan said.
"We hope that the judge will view this
case as one where it is appropriate to
pierce the corporate veil and go be-
yond the company in our charges."
Jim Sullivan
Faulkner Press attorney

Bean said he does not consider himself person-
ally responsible for the charges. He continues to
discover support from UF students when he least
expects it, he added.
"I just found out about a Facebook group called
'Boycott Faulkner Press, Save Einstein's Notes,'" he
said. "It's cool because I don't even know the kid
who made it."
The group had 24 members as of Wednesday
night. Despite the support, Bean said the case is in
the hands of the judge now, not the students.


Veterans prepare for


Memorial Day protest


MADELINE DUBE
Alligator Contributing Writer

This Memorial Day week-
end, Gainesville motorists
might notice something a little
different about Eighth Avenue.
At 4 a.m. Saturday, 4,569
tombstones - one for each
American soldier killed in Iraq
and Afghanistan - will begin
to be placed along the road at
its intersection with 34th Street
and continue east for a mile.
Scott Camil, who received
two Purple Hearts for his ser-
vice in Vietnam, is also founder
of the Gainesville chapter of
Veterans for Peace, the organi-
zation that will be staging the


event.
Camil said he believes
the upcoming event, called
Memorial Mile, will be "a very
graphic display of how many
people have actually died in
these two wars in Afghanistan
and Iraq."
In observance
Local of Memorial Day,
News there will be
veterans and vol-
unteers on site 24 hours a day
until sundown Monday, said
Camil. The group, which seeks
to raise awareness of the ever-
growing number of casualties
in Iraq and Afghanistan, also
stages weekly demonstrations
on Tuesday afternoons.


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008

ON CAMPUS

Pony field to serve as temporary commuter lot


By MAGGIE LAWRENCE
Alligator Contributing Writer

Construction on Pony Field will
soon provide a temporary parking
lot for UF commuters who nor-
mally park across the street.
Starting June 1, commuter
parking will move from the Small
Commuter Lot on the east side of
Gale Lemerand Drive to the new
temporary lot across the street at
Pony Field, said Scott Fox, direc-
tor of UF's Transportation and
Parking Services.


The temporary lot will al-
low for the construction of the
new Southwest Parking Garage
Complex, which will cover the ex-
isting Small Commuter Lot.
The Small Commuter, Lot of-
fers about 300 parking spaces, said
Jeff Bair, project manager for Pony
Field construction.
Pony Field will be paved and
the temporary lot will provide
about 175 spaces to offset those
lost to the garage construction,
Bair said.
"We don't want students and


"We don't want students
and faculty to suffer any
more than they have to."
Jeff Balr
project manager

faculty to suffer any more than
they have to," he said.
Fox said people who use the
Small Commuter Lot are commut-
er-decal owners and some faculty
and staff.
"Commuter lots are precious


parking spaces," he said.
"It is necessary that we provide
alternative spots for commuters."
The construction of the tempo-
rary lot has a $340,000 budget, he
said.
The Pony Field lot will stay
open for about one year until park-
ing shifts back across the street to
the Southwest Parking Garage.
The garage is scheduled to be
completed by summer 2009, Fox
said.
The garage project will cost
about $20 million.


Once the garage opens, UF's
Physical Plant Division will return
Pony Field to a completely grass
lot, Bair said.
Early site work for the garage is
slated to begin in June.
The garage is expected to pro-
vide about 950 parking spaces
- roughly 620 more than before,
Fox said.
Fox said parking designations
for the garage are still undecided
but will likely be a mix of students,
faculty, commuters and faculty
carpoolers.


GPS units to be installed in early June


By THOMAS STEWART
Alligator Contributing Writer

In a matter of weeks, the question,
"Dude, where's my bus?" will finally be
answered.
Beginning the first week of June, UF
students will be able to view the location
of their buses online, said Bob Miller,
associate vice president of UF Business
Affairs.
The project has been pushed back a
number of times and was last scheduled to
be finished by May.
Global Positioning System units will
be installed on 50 Regional
On Transit System buses that run
CampuS on 29 different routes, includ-
ing the Later Gator and Lake
Wauburg routes and two new
routes that will debut in the fall, Miller
said.
Except for the Lake Wauburg route, all
the routes will be city routes that go from
on-campus to off-campus locations, Miller
said.
UF Transportation and Parking traffic
court reserves will cover the cost of the
first year - $204,000 - which includes
installation and maintenance, he said.
The UF transportation access fee will
fund $110,000 of the $143,000 yearly cost
after that, he said. RTS will cover the re-
maining $33,000.
Although it has been previously report-
ed that students will be able to track buses
by sending a text message to a number,
Miller said that sort of initiative is not in
the works at the moment. It may be added


GPS on RTS Buses

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50
RTS buses will have

GPS


29

different routes will

be tracked


$204,000

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for the first year



$143,000

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later on, he said.
Also planned for some future bus stops
are LCD screens that will display the loca-
tions of the buses and features that will
notify students if a bus is full.
The GPS units will allow officials to
analyze bus flow data so that they can
tweak the routes and make them run more
efficiently, said Kevin Reilly, Student Body
President.
TransLoc, the company providing the


GPS service, also provides similar services
for other universities, including Auburn
University, the University of Alabama,
Harvard University and Yale University.
On its Web site, www.transloc-inc.com,
students can view the bus tracking maps
for these other universities.
A link to the site will likely be posted
on the UF Student Government Web site
once the UF GPS units are functional,
Reilly said.


UF physician resigns after possibly leaking patient records


* THE SECURITY BREACH
INVOLVES 1,900 PATIENTS.

By KATIE SANDERS
Alligator Staff Writer
ksanders@alligator.org

A UF physician resigned
Monday after university privacy
officials discovered he gave away
a computer containing the con-
fidential information of about
1,900 patients.
Dr. Francis D. Ong, an assis-
tant professor of plastic surgery
at the UF College of Medicine in
Jacksonville, kept records such


as patients' digital photographs,
names, dates of birth, Social
Security or Medicare numbers
and patient medical information
on the possibly breached com-
puter.
UF privacy officials sent mail-
ings containing a brochure about
protecting financial information
to nearly 1,900 patients Ong
treated from July 2005, when he
started his position, to December
2007.
David Behinfar, HIPAA com-
pliance manager at the College
of Medicine, said the security
breach was discovered when Ong


informed administrators he was
having issues with providing
patient photographs to insurance
companies because he did not
have the.computer anymore.
Ong told officials on April 23
he gave the comput-
State er to a Jacksonville
News family he knew
around late January
or early February
for personal use, Behinfar said.
The computer was returned to
UF privacy officials on April 25.
Behinfar said Ong insists none
of the patient information was
viewed while it was with the


Jacksonville family.
A family member wiped the
computer's operating system
Feb. 24, and most of the informa-
tion relating to Ong's patients
was erased, Behinfar said.
Behinfar said a UF computer
forensics lab was able to find
some remnants of pictures in
some areas of the hard drive, but
everything else was lost in the
installation of the new operating
system.
It is against UF policy to store
confidential patient information
on anything other than protected
university servers - not a com-


puter hard drive.
Behinfar said punishment for
violating privacy codes include
termination and suspension,
varying on the incident.
Behinfar said Ong's patients
are being encouraged to put
fraud alerts on their financial
accounts.
He said most of Ong's patients
are concerned for identity-theft
purposes, but the news has been
fairly well received so far.
"They understand the actions
that were taken," he said. "A lot
of people are just looking for
advice."


Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff
A student boards a Regional Transit System bus in front of Rawlings Hall Wednesday
evening. GPS tracking will allow students to look up the location of buses online in
early June.






THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 9 ALLIGATOR, 5

NATIONAL NEWS

Former UF student reaches finals in health contest


By VICTORIA WINKLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Though Eileen Friedman has multiple
sclerosis, she hasn't let her illness slow her
down.
Since her diagnosis, the mother of two
has run in three New York City marathons,
works for various charities and is now a
finalist for a national contest rewarding a
woman over 40 who embodies good health
- on the inside and out. Friedman, 46, is
one of five finalists for a national ABC News


contest, sponsored by ABC and Prevention
magazine, called "Are you the Picture of
Health?"
She is a 1981 graduate of SFCC and
attended UF briefly, later transferring to
American University for her bachelor's
degree. Friedman's daughter, Rachel, is a
UF junor, and her husband, Ron, graduated
from UF in 1983.
She was diagnosed with MS in 2000,
but she hasn't let it affect her well-being:
She only buys groceries from Whole Foods
Market, and, typical of most marathon
runners, she exercises regularly. Talking to


"[Multiple sclerosis] is unpredict-
able, so what can I control?"
Eileen Friedman
contest finalist

Friedman, you can almost hear her smile,
even as she talks about her illness.
"[Multiple sclerosis] is unpredictable,
so what can I control?" she said. "Every
healthy choice I make and everything I put
in my body."


Friedman's charity work also speaks
for her character. In 2007, she and her run-
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"Mean Something." The pair raised $24,000
in donations for the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society by running in the New
York City Marathon. If Friedman wins, she
will be featured in Prevention's September
issue and will receive a $5,000 prize and
another $5,000 to make a donation to the
charity of her choice.
Friedman said she would like to donate
all $10,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis
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theme parks and knows there are
other UF students who share her


interest.
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biomedical sciences graduate stu-
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the experience has been her only
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Is it just us, or are these nascent summer days disappear-
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the Democratic nominee for president?
We at the Department of Darts and Laurels can't believe
Memorial Day weekend is already upon us. Soon we'll be
at the half-way mark of Summer A, and before you know it,
we'll be gearing up for tailgating and another Gator football
National Championship chase. So sit back, relax and soak in
some of that scorching summer sun as we present you with
the latest edition of...



Darts & Laurels

To start off with, we chuck a here's-one-more-reason-we-
love-to-hate-corporate-media-mastodons DART to Clear
Channel Communications, whose billboard advertising
arm - Clear Channel Outdoor - has taken it upon itself to
remove some trees from our backyard so we can more clearly
see the bombardment of corporate advertising we just can't
get enough of.
In yet another example of Big Business taking a screw-the-
environment-and-your-community-values attitude, Clear
Channel had four oak trees cut down along Northwest 13th
Street because the trees had the temerity to obstruct one of
the media empire's billboards.
Never mind that the city of Gainesville invested thou-
sands of dollars to install and maintain each tree as part of a
city beautification program.
We expect this sort of behavior from the corporate goon
squad, but we can't imagine why the Florida Department of
Transportation and the courts would allow this to happen.
Shame on them for caving to the fat cats.
Up next, we toss a we-appreciate-the-thought-but-per-
haps-there's-a-better-way-to-improve-your-invaluable-ser-
vice DART to Regional Transit System for delaying the
unveiling of the Global Positioning Systems that will be
installed in 50 RTS buses, allowing students to track those
buses on the Internet.
While we applaud innovation in attempts to better serve
the student body, perhaps there are better alternatives to
spending a small fortune on high-tech gizmos. Like, say,
purchasing more buses, hiring more drivers or adding more
routes.
It is a rarity, indeed, for these pages to be filled with any-
thing short of contempt for the usually tone-deaf and self-
serving members of UF's Student Government, so it's with
great pleasure that we present a kudos-for-patting-someone-
other-than-yourselves-on-the-back LAUREL to the Student
Senate for voting unanimously to appropriate $80,000 for the
construction of a veterans memorial on campus.
Although you would have to be smoking something
pretty strong to think the war in Iraq is anything less than an
unmitigated catastrophe, that doesn't mean we don't owe a
great debt of gratitude to our brothers and sisters in uniform.
They deserve to be honored at every opportunity. And it's
nice to see the Student Senate extol them in such a lasting
way.
Finally, we award an at-least-someone-in-this-theocratic-
leaning-state-gets-it LAUREL to the Miami-Dade County
Commission for following California's lead and approving
the establishment of domestic partnership benefits.
The commission - who obviously read Tuesday's
Alligator editorial, where we implored our fellow Floridians
to reject the politics of bigotry and embrace the equal protec-
tion of the laws - approved a measure to provide same-sex
couples with hospital visitation rights and health care ben-
efits on par with those enjoyed by married heterosexuals.
Although this is but a small step toward full social equity, it
is an encouraging one nonetheless.


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Guest column

Tax cuts to blame for budget shortfalls


s UF waves goodbye to $69 million and a small
army of faculty and staff, perhaps you are ask-
ing yourself, "Why do we have to give up so
much anyway?" Is it the faltering economy? Partly. But
the most likely answer is tax cuts.
Every couple of years, we hear the same tired speech-
es from politicians. They are going to cut taxes, save us
money and give us free ice cream every Wednesday
afternoon to help us get through the week.
The problem with that logic is, without any tax rev-
enue, the state can't afford ice cream.
One thing we must understand is that tax cuts mean
service cuts, and the first service to be placed on the
chopping block is higher education.
Cutting taxes during an "economic slowdown" while
waging a couple of wars, tends to result in less money
for things like books, teachers' salaries, health care and
cancer research. Yet year after year, we keep cutting
taxes. What's that old definition of insanity?
But why would any responsible public official con-
tinually subject us to such a disaster? Easy. It wins elec-
tions and doesn't really affect them much.
Unlike many of our "representatives," most of us
are not old, white millionaires. This means when we
get a few hundred bucks in tax breaks, they get tens of
thousands. When funding for our public schools gets
cut, they send their kids to better private schools. When
UF's funding gets cut, their kids go to an Ivy League
school.
The problem comes right back to Tigert Hall.
While our professors' salaries and jobs get cut, we
suffer from tuition hikes, enrollment decreases, spuri-
ous non-Bright-Futures-covered fees and program


Brandon Sack closures, President Bernie Machen
Speaking Out receives a $300,000 bonus.
With that $300,000, we could
have saved at least five associate
professors for at least a year. If Machen was enduring
what many of our peers, faculty and staff are going
through, perhaps he would more readily criticize our
elected officials for neglecting one of our state treasures:
Florida's public university system.
Rather than being diplomatic, Machen should pub-
licly decry the Legislature's lack of commitment to their
constituents.
But instead of challenging the Legislature, Machen
hired Sen. Mike Haridopolos, who holds no ad-
vanced degree and who was instrumental in passing
Amendment 1 - the inequitable property tax cut that
serves to deplete state and local government funding
for education. i
This wouldn't be so bad if Haridopolos wasn't get-
ting paid $75,000 a year for part-time work. Way to
build morale at a time when we are firing well-qualified
professors across the board, Bernie.
So what can we do about this other than complain?
Write your state and federal representatives, your local
officials, even your mom, and tell them you are not go-
ing to take tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense
of education. Hell, even get out there and protest a bit.
But even more importantly, come November, remember
these budget woes, and don't vote just because someone
promises you an extra $20 a month. Vote for someone
who promises fundamental reforms that put education,
health care and the average Floridian first.
Brandon Sack is a biomedical sciences Ph.D. candidate.
I


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Guest column

Reality television creates distorted American dream


The American dream used to be the right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happi-
ness. People came to America in hopes
of living out their own rags-to-riches story.
Today, the American dream of 81 percent
of people ages 18 to 25 is to be rich and fa-
mous, according to a Pew Research Center
poll. Fifty-one percent said their top goal was
to be famous. Andy Warhol said that every-
one would be famous for 15 minutes. Reality
TV has made this possible, but at what price?
The entertainment value of reality TV is very
low. The first show of this kind was "Candid
Camera" in 1948. We have come a long way


since this good-natured program.
Today, people give up their dignity and
self-respect for a chance to win money on
shows such as "Fear Factor." Here, put
your head in this box, and grab the eight
keys with your teeth. Oh, and the box is
filled with tarantulas, scorpions and snakes.
And these people do it! They do it for the
chance to win $50,000. The key word being
"chance."
Job-based reality shows such as "The
Apprentice" and "Hell's Kitchen" have more
merit, as the ultimate prize isn't simply money
and fame - it is a job. Viewers aren't just


Gina Lea Nicki watching a competi-
U-Wire tion, they're watch-
ing a job interview.
But the fact remains
that the producers are counting on the un-
scripted drama to sell the show. There's a rea-
son there isn't a TV series based on watching
real job interviews.
In .24 seconds Google can give you nearly
3.5 million results on David Archuleta. In case
you have been living in a cave since January,
Archuleta is the 17-year-old who has a shot
at being the next "American Idol." How long
will his fame last? Of the six previous "Idol"
winners, only Kelly Clarkson's and Carrie


Underwood's records have reached platinum
sales.
We are experiencing substandard enter-
tainment because so many people have a mis-
construed idea of what will bring them happi-
ness. Although we may complain about poor
entertainment, the bigger problem is how it's
effecting our society and the attitudes these
programs foster. With such a large percentage
of young people hoping to become rich and
famous, we may not have enough hard-work-
ing, productive members of society to sustain
this country and what it was founded on.
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Domestic partnerships


offer alternative security


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* MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS THE
LATEST TO OFFER BENEFITS.

By JENNA LANIA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Miami-Dade County followed the lead
of other Florida counties and cities, enacting
domestic partnership benefits for non-mar-
ried couples regardless of sexual orientation
Tuesday.
Gainesville has offered benefits since
2000. Domestic partnerships offer an alterna-
tive to marriage for same-sex couples when
marriage isn't an option, as in Florida.
Gainesville enacted a domestic part-
nership registry July 2007, which publicly
acknowledges partnership. It ensures equal
opportunity for domestic partners to pro-
vide care to loved ones in life-threatening
times. Since then, 72 couples have signed lip
for the registry, said Kurt Lannon, clerk of
the commission.
Benefits offered to domestic partner-
ships include health insurance, financial
securities, sick leave and mourning period
leave. The city does not offer marital status;
instead, it recognizes financial reliance of
domestic partners.
Domestic partnership benefits have been
available for the last eight years, said Steven


Varvel, head of the city's Risk Management
Department.
Joe Antonelli, president of the Gainesville
Community Alliance, a social organization
for gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexu-
als, is currently on vacation in Boston, where
gay marriage is legal.
Although benefits and the registry help,
Antonelli said, domestic partnership is in no
way equal to marriage.
"Domestic partnership in
Gainesville is a step in the right
direction."
Joe Antonelli
Gainesville Community Alliance
president

"All it is is having an equal treatment
of relationship. That's really all that it boils
down to," he said. "The one in Gainesville
is open to all people - heterosexuals,
homosexuals, bisexuals, whatever. It's not
exclusive to gays."
But he said equal rights would only be
accomplished through gay marriage. For
now, he settles for the city's progressive ef-
forts for domestic partnership.
"Domestic partnership in Gainesville is a
step in the right direction," Antonelli said.


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UF prof. warns of dangerous Fla. python population


Snakes attack deer, alligators in wild


BY ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Slithering, scaly snakes are
populating the state by the thou-
sands and swallowing alligators
as they go.
Frank Mazzotti, UF Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences


associate professor, has published
a new report highlighting facts
about Burmese pythons and ex-
plaining how and why these pets-
gone-wild need to be captured.
The pythons in Florida con-
sume prey as large as white-tailed
deer and American alligators, but
Mazzotti's study reveals large


captive pythons also sometimes
kill their owners.
Considering that the pythons
can grow to
UF be 23 feet long
Research and close to 200
pounds, they
can sometimes be too large to
handle.


"People deliberately release
them because they get too large
to handle as pets," Mazzotti said.
Once in the wild, the pythons
find one another and reproduce,
leading their presence to increase
steadily over the last few years.
The snakes can swim and
travel at incredible speeds and
have spread from the Everglades
as far north as Manatee County,
Mazzotti's report states.


Of the 99,000-plus Burmese
pythons imported into the United
States since 1996, a few hundred
have been captured or found
dead in the Everglades, accord-
ing to the report.
Gainesville is not ruled out
as a potential destination for the
serpents, he said.
"I don't think there is any
place in Florida that these snakes
couldn't survive," Mazzotti said.


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Local hospitals earn nursing honor


Six Shands Healthcare facilities in
Gainesville earned the most presti-
gious national honor for excellence
in nursing last week. Five of the
facilities received the honor for the
second time.
To earn Magnet status from the
American Nurses Credentialing
Center, hospitals must meet the
standards of nursing excellence in
quality, leadership and research,
said Irene Alexaitis, vice president
of nursing and patient services of
Shands at UF.
Alexaitis said the facilities
designated Magnet institutions


"They have proven once
again that we continue to
deliver excellent nursing
care."
Irene Alexaltis
Shands at UF vice president of
nursing and patient services

are Shands at UF Dialysis Center,
Shands HomeCare, Shands Rehab
Hospital, Shands Florida Surgical
Center and Shands at UF. Shands
Vista was added as the newest hon-


oree this year.
"I can't say enough how proud
I am of them as a team," she said.
"They have proven once again that
we continue to deliver excellent
nursing care."
Hospitals must submit an appli-
cation to earn the honor every four
years. Alexaitis said it is sometimes
difficult to earn the award more than
once because the credentialing center
keeps raising the bar.
"You can't stay stagnant or else
you won't get it," she said.
- NATHALY LONGAS


UF to host national steel-bridge competition at O'Dome


* STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE the American Society of Civil Engineers.
U.S. WILL COMPETE THIS WEEKEND. The UF steel-bridge team is one of 42
civil engineer teams from various univer-
UF will host the 2008 National Student cities vying for first place in the weekend
Steel Bridge Competition this weekend at competition.
the O'Connell Center. James Fall, the competition's director and
The competition, which is scheduled for a UF civil engineering student, said he and
Friday and Saturday, is sponsored by the his team started preparing for the event two
American Institute of Steel Construction and years ago.


The judges will evaluate each bridge's
lightness, aesthetics, economy, efficiency,
stiffness and construction speed
Student on Saturday.
Life Kyle McLamore, UF engi-
neering junior, is one of eight
students competing this year. McLamore
said his group has been working nonstop
for 10 months on its steel bridge.


In preparation for the weekend, his team
has begun work on assembling the bridge,
he said.
The competition is based on how quickly
everything is put together, he said.
Fall said UF's team put in a tremendous
amount of time getting ready for the event.
"It's going to be amazing," he said.
-JENNIFER WALKER


Ham exhibit


shows Hindu art

BY ELIZABETH LEVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

A wave of gods and goddesses has flooded the Ham
Museum of Art in a new exhibit of works from across
the sea.
The art museum and the UF Center for the Study of
Hindu Traditions collaborated to develop the exhibit,
called "An Ocean of Devotion: South Asian Regional
Worship Traditions."
The exhibit debuted in March and will run until
October. Each item comes from the Ham's collection,
and some have never been shown.
Vasudha Narayanan, UF religion professor and
co-curator of the exhibit, said it is
significant because art is central to
Hindu culture.
All 32 objects on display represent
Hindu deities and symbols ranging
from the third century to the 20th
century.
aIc As Narayanan moved through
Narayanan the exhibit and explained the Hindu
significance of each item, she smiled
and referred to most pieces not as objects but as "little
jewels."
She said the 13th century conch shell carved with
images of the Hindu god Vishnu is one of her favorite
pieces.
Vishnu means "all pervasive," and many pieces
depict Vishnu holding the conch shell and the wheel of
time in his hands to represent his ability to cross space
and time, she said.
He appears in paintings, sculptures and statues
throughout the exhibit.
"It's amazing to see the same theme interpreted by
different people in different media from different time
periods," Narayanan said.
She said the exhibit was made possible by art do-
nors.
"They could have kept these pieces at home,"
Narayanan said. "But they chose to share them with the
world."
Jason Steuber, the museum's curator of Asian art, said
the exhibit has been the destination of school trips, uni-
versity groups and professors.
Narayanan said she hopes to help the museum ex-
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* Are 18-30 years old
* Speak and read English well
* Have difficulty organizing tasks or completing projects
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Qualified participants will not be charged for study medication or
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LOCAL

City offers free music downtown


By CHRISTOPHER MYERS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The String Kings plan on grabbing
their guitars and entertaining any
Gainesville resident who- decides to
come out to a free Friday concert.
The classic rockband will play from
8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Downtown
Community Plaza as part of the city's
six-month-long Let's Go Downtown
"Free Fridays" Plaza Series.
The String Kings are known for
covering songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd,
the Eagles and Johnny Cash as well as
playing some originals.
"We've all got day jobs," guitar-
ist and vocalist Danny Brasher said.
"This is our hobby, but we've gotten a
real good response playing the era of
music that we have chosen to play."
Afree concert will take place every
Friday through Nov. 2 at the plaza,
located on University Avenue about a
block east of Main Street.


"The idea is to bring our commu-
nity together through the arts," said
David Ballard, events coordinator
for the City of Gainesville Division
of Cultural Affairs. The city has been
coordinating the series for about 12
years. It is intended to give citizens
something to do on Friday nights and
to also bring business to the down-
town area, Ballard said.
"The idea is to bring our
community together through
the arts."
David Ballard
City of Gainesville Division of Cul-
tural Affairs events coordinator

"We hope that a lot of people will
go out and have dinner before they
come to our 8 o'clock concert," he
said.
He also said people who enjoy
Gainesville's nightlife might want to


go to the concert before hitting the
dubs. The series offers a variety of
music genres, from psychedelic rock
to blues and jazz.
"We try to get a really diverse style
of different music so we can appeal to
all folks' tastes," Ballard said. "We are
very fortunate that we have so many
incredible bands in the Gainesville
area."
With the help of a Black Music
Month grant, the city has man-
aged to book musicians beyond the
Gainesville area and will bring in Sam
Rivers in June. Rivers is an 84-year-
old jazz multi-instrumentalist who
has played with Miles Davis, Billie
Holiday and Jimi Hendrix.
The rest of the series is paid for out
of the City of Gainesville Division of
Cultural Affairs' budget.
"It's the taxpayers' money,"
said Donnie Sloan, chief of Sloan's
Security, who works each week at the
event. "They should come out and
enjoy their money."


Veterans applauded at Student Senate meeting


SENATE, from page 1


sonally thank the veterans for their efforts before they left.
"I just wanted to thank you all so much for the service
you've given on behalf of our country," Wolf said.
And Wolf was not alone.
The room was filled with applause when Senate
President Kellie Dale dismissed the veterans from the


meeting.
"Congratulations," Dale said as people clapped.
Wojcik said he appreciated the Senate's approval and in-
terpreted it as a meaningful declaration
Student of their support.
Government "It's not about making a political
statement, and it's not pro-war or
anti-war," Wojcik said. "It's about supporting our student
veterans in The Gator Nation."


Police report: O'Quinn

infatuated with victim

MURDER, from page 1

The roommate described O'Quinn as being infatu-
ated with Hemdon, the report said.
O'Quinn suddenly left for New York City on Nov.
8, about a week after Herndon became engaged to her
boyfriend of four years, the report said.
On Nov. 9, O'Quinn was, forced to resign from
Shands' surgical intensive care unit.
Herndon was found dead in her home a day later.


Police found O'Quinn at his
part-time job as an emergency-room
nurse in Williston, Fla. O'Quinn said
he would contact police later in the
month, the report said.
In late November, O'Quinn's fa-
ther said his son was in Tennessee
and that O'Quinn was sad because
a girlfriend of his died from an over-
dose, the report said.


O'Quinn fled the country soon after and had to be
extradited back to the U.S.
O'Quinn's arrest warrant was made in January 2006,
and no bond was set at that time.
His first appearance was in October.
This week, testimonies have already been given
from Herndon's mother, the medical examiner and
other medical experts who explained the drug used on
Hemdon, Cervone said.
Cervone said the death penalty wasn't considered
in this case because O'Quinn had no prior criminal his-
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Karaoke bar features intimate Korean style

HAYLEIGH SIMPSON * AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER Staying true to its origins, JOA
offers a selection of songs in Korean,
A typical American concept of Korean-style karaoke bar. Korean
karaoke usually involves a smoky bars consist of various karaoke
bar with disinterested patrons chug- rooms that customers can rent by (i We don't have a stage,
going beer while some poor soul the hour.
on stage tries his best rendition of JOA has three rooms, each with but people use the
Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." a karaoke machine, sofas and coffee tables, the couch, whatever to
While the latter does have its tables for drinks, sing and dance.
charm, some people prefer to em- Customers have control of the
barrass themselves among friends, lighting and the option to play pro- TK Woo
JOA Karaoke provides a cozy vided tambourines to set the mood. JOA assistant
alternative to the common karaoke Meanwhile, the bar at the front Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and
bar. of the building allows customers to other Southeast Asian languages
Located on Southwest 75th order drinks while their friends belt in addition to an array of songs in
Street, JOA is Gainesville's only out their favorite tunes. English.


"I believe the type of songs they
offer is what appeals to me the most
because I can go to any other kara-
oke bar or location in Gainesville for
American songs," said Brian Dang,
a Japanese major at UF.
Kevin Hwang, a native of Korea,
founded JOA in 2004.
Initially, the bar attracted mostly
Koreans and other Asians.
But it has recently attracted more
American customers who prefer the
intimate atmosphere.
"I would say it's about 50-50
now," said TK Woo, an assistant
at JOA, referring to the Asian and
American demographics.
J'Lots of students tell me that


they went to Asia for study abroad
and liked the way karaoke was over
there."
Woo said he thinks singing on
a stage in front of others you don't
know can be a scary experience for
many people.
Dylan James, a UF sophomore,
prefers the bar's style.
"Having a private room keeps all
the embarrassment contained in one
space," James said.
For those who can sing and
aren't afraid to show it, JOA gives
them a chance to shine.
"We don't have a stage, but peo-
ple use the tables, the couch, what-
ever to sing and dance," Woo said.


E Good news for classic-movie buffs:
A summer program is showing free
weekly film screenings outdoors.
Visit www.alligator.org/the_avenue
to see the story.


* "It's me, Mario!"
See how "Mario Kart Wii" stacks up
against previous installments
in our review on page 13.


* Thinking about a new 'do?
Check out our fashion column
on page 14 to see what's hot
in Hollywood this summer.


"He was nice about it. It
was like a photo shoot,
like let me take like 14
mugshots."
- Shia LaBeouf, describing being
booked after his 2007 arrest


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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 13

television

Overexposure, fading novelty define 'Idol' decline


ANA MONTANO * AVENUE WRITER
The show that revived Paula Abdul's
career and hooked audiences for six sea-
sons has lost its grip on American viewers.
Though the show still tops the ratings list,
the success of "American Idol" is fading.
Success, like all things, is relative. And
compared to its previous seasons' num-
bers, the show has taken a dive. The show
has slowly lost its viewers each week,
and it is now 10 million short of its usual
devotees - the lowest since the sophomore
season of "Idol."
So why has Fox's cash cow stopped


producing? There are many factors work-
ing against the show, not the least of which
is overexposure.
Since the show's beginning, its popular-
ity has proven to be as much a curse as it
was a blessing. Tabloids and commercials
flood viewers with updates, contestant
gossip and reruns. Viewers are starting
to turn their backs on their once beloved
weekly routine.
Another reason for the decline is the.
flash-in-the-pan quality that comes with
being an overnight sensation. American
Idol ushered in a new era of television
with its competition gimmicks and viewer


voting. But the novelty wears off, and the
fad starts to fade. It is undeniable the show
had a successful premise,
but after hearing Simon
Cowell unleash the same
insults for more than six
seasons, the gig is up.
- All these factors aside,
the biggest problem
"Idol" faces is that the
cowell competition doesn't re-
ally mean anything anymore. When the
show debuted, people tuned in to vote
their favorite contestant into stardom. And
it worked. Kelly Clarkson is still a house-


hold name, but the title loses its pizzazz
when it is shared with 26 others.
Who can remember the winner from
three seasons ago? Half of all "Idol" win-
ners have already been dropped by their
labels, leaving both viewers and "Idol"
hopefuls disheartened.
This creates a vicious cycle of indiffir-
ence, which affects the quality of afpli-
cants. And with less-than-stellar singers,
the hope of finding a new star is gone.
Though Fox will surely squeeze every
last drop of money out of its most success-
ful show ever, it seems like there's no sav-
ing this one.


On new record,


Scarlett's letter


is a lowly 'F'


ROBERT HILSON * AVENUE WRITER
In hindsight, the Woody Allen films should've
been a big, waving red flag. Scarlett Johansson sim-
ply doesn't care anymore - not about her image, not
about her career and not about the poor bastards who
will actually spend money on "Anywhere I Lay My
Head."
On her MySpace page - come for the pics, stay for
the droning - the plat-blonde starlet describes this
new album of butchered Tom Waits covers as "in-
die" and "alternative," which is entirely appropriate
given it is independent of quality and an alternative
to something you would want to
hear.
Best known for her compelling
contributions to "The Island" and
"The SpongeBob SquarePants
Movie"- she also starred in "Lost in
Translation" ages ago - Johansson
lends her talents to eleven tracks
Johansson of synth pulses, Gregorian chants
and animal noises.
Unfortunately for her, looks don't translate to CD,
and David Sitek's production doesn't do the actress
any favors. Her husky monotone fits this recording
like skinny jeans fit the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Johansson does score a few points for shirking the
cred-shredding bubblegum cliches of other crossover
casualties - Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff come
to mind - in favor of an avant-garde sound that
disposes of chart-topping expectations. But the com-
plete lack of catchy melody or upbeat tempo snuffs
out the mere prospect for entertainment, mindless or
otherwise.
Indeed, even the single "Falling Down" zips along
with all the grace and speed of an asthmatic three-
legged tortoise.
The pick for best song goes to "Fawn," as it has two
major factors playing to its advantage. One: It has no
vocals. Two: It's over in less than three minutes.
Even Waits' usually spot-on verse can't escape
the sonic scourge. In "I Don't Wanna Grow Up,"
Johansson sings, "I don't wanna put no money
down/ I don't wanna get me a big old loan/ work
them fingers to the bone." Apparently, life's a drag
when you're 23, beautiful and filthy rich.
Lyrical content aside, the fact is Scarlett Johansson
just isn't cut out for this gig. That being said, the
whole music video concept could be right up her
alley.
LL K_


'Mario Kart Wii' retains series' charm

ALLIE CONTI + AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER tackled are the introduction of tricks
and motorbikes. Although people
While calling "Mario Kart" the Both races and battles can be tend to resist change in video game
greatest spin-off series of weapon- played online against friends, regional paradigms, purists should feel com-
based kart racing might be as ridicu- opponents or players across the globe forced because the game does not
lously specific as hailing TLC the best with the push of a button. The game differ wildly from the beloved older
all-female R&B vocal trio of the '90s, plays seamlessly, and you can enter versions, and new vehicles and strate-
the game has earned that detailed matches instantly. gies are easily mastered.
title. The two areas where Nintendo Finally, the game is noticeably
Since its debut on Super Nintendo, excels are innovation and preserva- harder than previous "Mario Kart"
"Mario Kart" has only continued to The appeal of games.
grow in popularity. The appeal of hurling Koopa shells The highest difficulty level was
hurling Koopa shells and navigating n ing y impossible when first playing
around discarded banana peels while and navigating around nearly impossible when first playing
piloting a cartoon vehicle has yet to discarded banana peels rocked "Mario Kart 64" when you
fade, even in the age of realistic games while piloting a cartoon were 11; this version will have you
like "Call of Duty" or "Grand Theft vehicle has yet to fade. 9 starting on Easy.
Auto." "Mario Kart Wii" is certainly a gi-
The newly available Mario Kart tion. Nintendo rarely makes the same ant leap forward for Nintendo, which
Wii" has successfully acclimated itself game twice even when adapting to has been taking baby steps in catching
to the seventh console generation by different consoles. Playing with the up to the online prowess of X-Box
incorporating online play but has re- included Wii Wheel, while admittedly Live. As the social element of an af-
tained the appeal of older versions by difficult, adds a whole new dimension ter-school "Mario Kart" challenge at
including complex elements to remain to the game. a friend's house becomes antiquated,
challenging for veteran players. If that doesn't suit your style, "Mario Kart Wii" bridges the gap
Taking "Mario Kart Wii" online is Nintendo has made the game play- between '90s nostalgia and the age
much quicker and much less frustrat- able with four other controller styles of online convenience by allowing
ing than it was with "Mario Kart DS" including the Gamecube controller, so friends to compete in a game that is
or with any other Wii game with on- that no one is left in the dust. both utterly familiar and utterly revo-
line capability. New game elements that must be lutionized.


Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff
Free weekly screenings of classic films will be offered on the lawn of the Thomas Center, pictured
here. Visit www.alligator.org/the_avenue to read an article about the summer program.






14, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008


* Get ready to shed your sexual inhibitions


Hi, my name is Annie. I am a sexual
enthusiast, contemporarily known as a
freak. I am a free spirit whose life phi-
* losophy fits better with the hippies in
the '60s than those of my generation; I
love everybody but not anybody. I come
g with standards and morals.
- By no definition am I a sex pro, due
to my bad knees, but I'll try almost any-
* thing once.
And I will use those experiences to
connect with you.
I want to be the one who helps you
tie up the loose ends in your se\ life, the


one who breaks down your sexual bar-
riers, kicks in your front door and strips
you of your inhibitions.
I want to help you relieve some stress
and enjoy some good sex - or at least
talk - because once you get intimate
with someone, not much else matters.
When there's soft kissing, deep
rubbing and hard grabbing you're not
thinking about what you scored on your
organic chemistry test, what to wear to
that party or what time your meeting is
tomorrow.
What matters is that climax, when


you lose all control, go with the flow
and just enjoy the moment.
Sex is beautiful, and according to
recording artist Ludacris, if you're not a
fan, then you're just not doing it right.
So I'm here. You can confide in me,
and we can learn from each other.
Whether you're an expert or still
playing on the beginner level, my goal
is to write about what is important to
you.
For those of you who are just getting
your feet wet, I will talk about dating,
relationships and love.


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who are looking
for something a
little more risque,
I will talk about
threesomes, one-
night stands, masturbation and the
like. Either way, I plan on rocking your
world.
First, we'll start slow and then, like
great sex, I will have you coming back
for more.
You can send future topics or ques-
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Summer brings new hair trends O
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EMILIE WILLIAMS * AVENUE WRITER

Rihanna cut hers short. Katie Holmes and
her daughter sport matching looks, and Lauren
Conrad wore one in just about every episode of
"The Hills" last season. You guessed it girls: I am
talking about this summer's fiercest hairstyles
- the pixie cut, the bi-level bob
and the side French braid. For
Rihanna showed she's a risk Rhan For
taker by chopping her locks for
the cover of her recent album, matic, Katie H
"Good Girl Gone Bad." She might be a sa
loved it so much she trimmed for yc
her hair even shorter for a boy-
ish-yet-feminine cut that's ruling the runway this
season. To master this dramatic look, your stylist
should go as short as possible in the back and
leave a longer section of hair around the front
of your face. With this edgy cut, add a metallic
headband for a touch of femininity.
For those who think Rihanna's style is too


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safer choice for you.
Tell your stylist to cut your hair just below the
jaw line, add soft layers for texture and keep the
side you part your hair on slightly longer than
the other. This style also looks great with bangs.
If you love your long locks but need a fresh,
easy look, then try Lauren
hose who think Conrad's side braid.
's style is too dra- Simply part your hair oyn
limes' bi-level bob the side, gather three small
r choice sections and French braid
er choice the hair along the side of
your head. Fasten it with
a bobby pin, and you're
ready for any occasion. The braid looks great
with super straight locks, but you can also dress
it up by putting the remainder of your hair in a
low bun or a teased ponytail.
These are just a few of this season's hottest
hair trends, so go out and find the one that best
fits your personality.


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establishment with award
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is perfect for any date or
gathering. Open 7 days. For
live music schedule, call 376-
2233
1643 NW 1 st Ave

Asian

Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PI. (behind
Hippodrome Theatre Downtown)
Offering Asian Fusion Cuisine
in a relaxing atmosphere. Join
us Tuesday for Wine Night,
half off all bottles. Wed and
Thurs night $4 martinis. Open
for lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30
Sun 12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs
5-10 Opm Fri-Sat 5-10:30 pm.
Call 371-2323 for a
reservation.

SBarbecue

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


Cuban

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


Deli

43rd St. Deli
at 13th St.
Our professional and courteous
staff specializes in addressing
your breakfast and lunch
needs. Our breakfast menu
includes, "size of the plate"
pancakes, three-egg scrambles,
French toast, two-egg
breakfasts, four-egg omelettes,
and daily breakfast specials.
For lunch, we offer Reubens,
gyros, light lunch platters,
Cubans, melts, soup, salads,
and daily lunch specials. Until
two o'clock on Saturdays and
Sunday we have an extended
breakfast specials menu. Our
breakfast specials include
favorites like southern fried
grits, pan seared oatmeal,
smoked sausage, benedicts,
stuffed French toast and
sweet potato pancakes. We
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Indian

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Vegetarian

Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade,
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10 am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St.
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prices. Big new room! Family
owned restaurant. Next to
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or take out. Catering available.
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1,2&3 Beds*Fall Sign-Get a Free Month
Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D
FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE
Call Today: 372-8100* We Love Pets!
8-18-25-1

1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
8-18-25-1

DON'T MISS OUTI
We are giving away the newest
electronics and $$$$!!-
All you have to do is join our V.I.P. fun!
Luxury all inclusive 2/2's and 4/4
less than 1mi from UF
Call today 271-3131
8-18-25-1

The Crossing at Santa Fe
$484 - $509 Gets you all this!
Fumi~fsne, Free Ethernet, Free Cable &
Utilities, W/D, Events,
Roommate Matching! 379-9300
8-18-25-1

$500 Bonus at Lexington!
Awesome Apartments & Great Parties
Sign a lease for a 3/3, get $400
Sign with a friend and get $500
373-9009 LexingtonCrossingUF.com
Hurry... Ends 4/23!
8-18-25-1

Two blocks to UF. Fum room in 4BR condo.
Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV,
pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice.
$395 505-1312 or 378-4626 8-18-08-25-1

2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo
4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet,
water incil Move in now or fall. 281-3551.
8-18-25-1

Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished,
new apple, w/d. Windsor Park, close to UF on
bus stop, pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $495,
1/3 utilities; avail now. Katie 407-361-1154
5-29-76-1

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

Makequre It's FULLY Furnished
Couch, bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah.
Make sure they've got what you REALLY
need - Cox High Speed Internet! Included
w/rent at the best apartment complexes. Ask
before you sign. Visitwww.cox.com/gators for
more info. 5-30-08-32-1

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


For Rent
furnished

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


2BR/2BA CONDO
1 mile from campus. Call 352-516-2545 5-
27-9-1

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

Private room/bath in a 4/4. Fully furnished
& inclusive: elec, wi-fi,cable and w/d in unit.
Only 3 blocks from UF campus. Call 321-
228-3379 or email: beweiss59@hotmail.com
to rent this great condo; available for fall.
5-27-08-5-1

2/2 units located off of Old Archer Rd. Very
nice units in a very good location. Can be
rented furnished or unfurnished. $825 per
month, negotiable. Call John 352-283-9406
8-29-08-30-1

Room Available: Huge master suite in large
home. Pool community near UFNA. Non-
smoking professional only. Utils, internet,
cable TV & garage. Kitchen & laundry avail.
$545/mo. Call 219-3410 5-27-5-1

$450-Nice room/area close to UF. Fully fum,
W/D, internet, cable, parking included. No
smoking/pets. Call Delia 352-359-2243 6-
3-08-6-1

1 room in a 4bed/4bath condo at Universtiy
Terrace West. $400/month with a $125 de-
posit includes utilities (water and electric)
wireless internet, basic cable and washer
and dryer. Reach me at
koreanostrich@hotmail.com or call 407 719
1699 my name is Thomas. 5-29-5-1

Huge bedroom suite with sitting area, new
bath. Laundry, private home on 20 acres,
private entrance, all utilities, internet paid.
$600/mo 1602 SW Williston Rd. 332-1429,
372-9000 6-19-08-11-1

1BR furnished apt. (2 huge rooms with view)
private entrance, patio, garage parking,
utilities, internet paid. Quiet mature person.
$890/mo. NW 14th Ave near UF 372-9000
6-19-08-11-1

2BR/2BA CONDO FOR THE FALL
University Commons West. 1 mile from UFI
Archer Rd. Fully fum. W/D, pool, $425/mo per
room. On 2 bus rts, avail Aug 15th. Call 561-
723-0191 or email fa_alfaro@yahoo.com
6-3-08-5-1

$200.00 MOVES YOU IN
1ST MONTH FREE
NO APPLICATION FEE
UTILITIES & INTERNET INCLUDED
STARTING FROM $440.00 MONTH
CALL FRANCES @ 352-375-8787
RENT FLORIDA REALTY
8-7-08-22-1

1 bed/bath avble in 4/4 Countryside
minutes from UF great bus!
Cable/Wifi/Utilities all included!
Looking for female full year lease
$425.. 7542815023-Shahrouz@ufl.edu 6-
3-08-5-1

$880 Fully furnished 2 beds/baths townhouse
in nice area close to campus. Internet, cable,
W/D and parking included. No pets/smoking.
Call Delia 352-359-2243. 6-10-08-6-1


*,I For Rent ] For Rent
a l furnished I a- unfurnished


Studio Apartment-Fully furnished,
Private farm atmosphere,security gated, full
kitchen, laundry facility, satellite tv, weekly
cleaning service, utilities included
$600 per month in Mcintosh
352-591-5776 or 352-895-8462
7-1-08-10-1

University Terrace Gainesville, room for
rent, fully furnished with private bathroom,
internet ready, $410/month includes cable
and $40/month utility allowance, pool and
bus stop.Owner/Manager, (352)472-9778,
(305)299-3485. 6-5-08-5-1

2/2 rooms in fully furnished condo. very nice/
close to campus on sw archer rd. cable,net &
utilities included. w/d. avail 5/18-8/18, $500
monthly, neg. call or email valerierivera@bell
south.net 904 910-7506. 6-5-5-1

LIVE IN LUXURY OASIS ON 5 ACRES. 3BR/
2BA house-w/pool, spa & 2 horse paddock.
$2500. Furn, lawn& pool svc. Grassy Lakes
in nearby Archer - off Williston Rd. Call Cora
Crompton, Source 4 Realty 904-315-8149
6-5-08-5-1

4 bed/4 bath apt Countryside @ the
University, close to campus/next to pool
$425/month per room w/ cable/wifi/utilities
included, contact Drew 561-716-1240 /
drewgo16@yahoo.com 7-1-08-10-1

For Rent
unfurnished

*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $375/mo.
01BR cottage $435/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 8-18-08-25-2

HOUSES ACROSS FROM UFI
AVAILABLE FALL 2008
2 and 3 BR from $480/person
Open Late and Weekends
371-7777 Collegeparkuf.com
8-18-08-25-2

*LYONS SPECIAL*
$199 1st month's rent 377-8797
8-18-08-25-2

HUGE Floorplansl Great Rates!
1/1 * 862 sf* ONLY $675
2/2 * 1078 sf* ONLY $755
3/2 * 1285 sf* ONLY $899
Water/Sewer Incl! * Pets OK!
Bike to UF! * 335-7275
8-18-08-25-2

LOVE GOING OUT DOWNTOWN?
Luxury apartments with the best location!
Studios*1/1*2/2*3/3 Townhousesl
W/D'Alarm*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS 338-0002
8-18-25-2

Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to
shopping, bus line and a few miles from UF.
Price range $435 to $550. Includes water,
sewer, garbage and pest control. Sorry no
pets allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 8-
18-08-25-2

QUIET! NO STRESS
1 BR $560 * 2 BR $619
Walk/Bike to UF * Pets Lovedl
Affordable, Convenient Living!
Beautiful Courtyards/Pools * 372-7555
8-18-08-25-2

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

Park across from UFIll
ls-$699 2s-$366/rm 3br-$323/rm
Near Oaks Mall & Archer, on 20th I
Pool, tennis/bball cts, alarm, d/w
Pinetreegardens.com* 376-4002
8-18-25-2


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. $595-up. 352-538-
2181. Lv msg 8-18-08-25-2

*SLEEP IN*
*GET TO CLASS ON TIME*
Close to UFII!I
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3/3 TH
FREE cable HBO/Show & Tanning
Gated * Alarms * Pet Friendly
Oxford Manor, 377-2777
8-18-25-2

** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-6-71-2

3BR ACROSS FROM UFI
$950 OFF ONE MONTH
From only $450/personl
Open late and weekends
371-7777
8-18-25-2

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.

A SWEET DEAL
on our Luxury 1/1, 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
All Amenities plus FREE Tanning
Gated*Alarm*Pet Friendly 335-4455
*NO MOVE IN FEES*
www.thelaurelsuf.Com
8-18-08-25-2

We Have It ALL!
HUGE 1,2, & 3 BRS!
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse*Pets ok
FREE Parking @ UF!
Great Specials! 373-1111
8-18-25-2

Cobblestone Cribs
NO Move-In Fees!
2/2s @ $575 / room
3/3s @ $467 / room
Up to $1000 off first month rent
+ Free Months Rent Avail.
Tanning, Pool. Bus stop,
Cable, Dog Park & MORE!
352-377-2801
8-18-25-2

Bivens Cove - No Move-In Fees 2's & 3/s
1BR-$699, 2BR-$399/room, 3BR-$350/
room, 4BR-$370/room FREE TANNING!
TWO POOLS! W/D in select units.
Call or Come by Today! 376-2507
8-18-08-25-2

Take Me Now Baby!
Huge 1,2&3 Beds From $366/bed
One Month Free - Now or Fall
Cable*Full W/D*Tanning*Pool
We love pets! * Call Now: 372-8100
8-18-25-2

The Boardwalk-No Move-in Fees
on 2's & 3'sill
1BR-$689, 2BR-$399/rm 3BR-$310/rm.
W/D in select units. FREE Tanningl
Call or stop by today 377-7401
8-18-25-2

FREE RENT!!
1, 2 & 4 bed for imm. or fall
FREE Alarm*FREE UF Parking
Pets Welcome
Close to everything
Call for specials 332-7401
8-18-25-2


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For Rent
unfurnished


STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 8-18-
08-25-2

NO Move-in Fees!
Biggest Town Homes in Titletown!
1600 + SQF of awesomeness!
1/1 @$799 - 2/2s from $490/rm
3/2s @$353/rm - 3/3s @$450/rm
Garages, Gated, Tanning
352-372-0400
8-18-25-2

NOT YOUR AVERAGE APARTMENT
Sign now for luxury 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 for fall!
We've got what you need & want!
3 Pools*Tanning*24 study lab & Clubhouse
Free aerobics & yoga*Bball & tennis courts
*Washers & Dryers*Alarms*We love pets!
*Call now for specials! 335-7656
8-18-25-2

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE I
2's from $393/person
1's from $529
Quiet community, close to Butler Plaza
Hidden Village Apts. 376-1248
8-18-25-2

One Month Free!
Zero Signing Fees!
LUXURIOUS Student Living
2's-$520, 3's-$447 & 4's-$422 Per Room
FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, & W/D
Furniture, Utility and Internet Pkgs Available!
HUGE Luxury 2/2.5 Townhomes
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route! 2 Miles to UF
8-18-25-2

AS BIG AS A HOUSE!
Huge 4BR TH W/D inc.
FREE UF Parking*FREE Gym
Call for specials 332-7401 8-18-24-2

$300 Bonus at Lexington!
Sign a lease for a 2/2 or 4/4 get $200
Get a friend to sign and get $100 more!
Up to $300 bonus on 2/2 & 4/4s
Don't Miss Out on Our Best Year Ever!
373-9009 LexingtonCrossingUF.com
Hurry...Ends 4/23
8-18-25-2

Free Rent-Make the Move
HUGE & COZY 1 & 3 Beds
One Month FREE - Now or Fall
From $323/bed* Close to campus
Call now: 372-8100* We love pets!
8-18-25-2

BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $675
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $750
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-18-111-2

ONE-DERFULI
Cozy Studios - From $645
Spacious 1/1's - From $825
The Perfect Downtown Location
GREAT LEASING SPECIALS!
Why have Roommates? 338-0002
8-18-25-2

MUSEUM WALK
Gainesville's Best Kept Secret
Leasing for Fall & NOW!
Luxury 2/2 TH & 3/3 Flats
FREE Cable, FREE Tanning, FREE Alarms
Walk to UF *379-WALK
8-18-25-2

Save $$$! WALK TO UF!
Sorority Row Townhomes
Luxury 2/2.5 from $590/room
W/D, Alarm, Private balconies,
Pets loved! 372-7111
8-18-08-25-2







THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 U ALLIGATOR, 17


f| HFor Rent
unfurnished


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer;
Workout Rm, Tennis Court; Swimming Pool;
Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvilllas.com
8-18-08-25-2


* SPYGLASS *
NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages,
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
8-18-08-25-2

CRICKET CLUB II
NOW LEASING
Brand new 1,2, & 3 bdrm
Luxury apartments
Conveniently located near
shopping, restaurants
and SFCC. For more info. Call:
888-509-4649
M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5
8-18-08-25-2


ARBOR
Ask About Our Move In Specials
1BR/1BA starting at $655
Close to UF & Shands
2411 SW 35th PI
866-650-8069
M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2
8-18-08-25-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
All inclusive studios from $575
1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008
Pets loved. Wood floors available
372-7111 Collegemanor.org
8-18-08-25-2

Available Now & Fall
Visions South Apts.
Walk to UF. new complex 1BR $999
2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer
$1499 pets allowed
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com 8-18-08-25-2

ONLY $385/rm Get You...
A 2br/1.5ba Townhome with
W/D, D/W, alarm, Patio, disposal,
Pool, Tennis, bsktball, & parking
near UF! - www.pinetreegardens.com
8-18-25-2

BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS
Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen
Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 8-18-25-2

BRAND NEW 2/2.5 TOWNHOME
AVAILABLE NOWI
2 BLOCKS TO UF!
Only $600 per person!
371-7777
8-18-08-25-2

MOVE IN TODAY!
Rooms, Studios, 1/1s and 2/2s
WALK TO UF!
As low as $365/person!
371-7777 Open late and weekends
8-18-08-25-2


For Rent
unfurnished

LUXURY 212 STEPS TO UF!
NO MOVE IN FEES
From $599/person!
W/D! Alarm! Pets loved!
Collegeparkuf.com 371-0769
8-18-08-25-2

Live in Luxury * Walk to UF
Lg 3&4br apts next to Sorority Row. Master
suites, spacious closets, W/D, TV, gourmet
kitchens, Ethernet, balcony & porch swings.
352-376-6223 www.SororityRowApts.com
8-18-25-2

1 Site! 1 Stop! 50+ Apts!
Find Apts near UF - Limited time specials!
Virtual tours & photos * Studio & 1 Br $615+
2Br $415/br+ * 3Br $620/br+ * 4Br $479/br
www.LiveNearCampus.com * 352-376-6223
8-18-25-2


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

** LUXURY APTS **

CLOSEST TO CLASS
2bd/2ba available for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111
8-18-08-59-2

MOVE-IN TODAY!
All inclusive studios from $575
1br/1ba $599, 2br from $800
Walk to class, FREE parking!
Pets Welcome! 372-7111
8-18-08-25-2

Sun Island
Summer Rates
Plus July free on
15 month lease
May 08 - July 09
1.1 from $560
2.1 from $650
376-6720
8-18-25-2

WALK TO CLASS!
STUDIOS AND 1/1S FOR FALL
From $550/month
NO MOVE IN FEES!
371-7777 Collegeparkuf.com
8-18-08-25-2

HUGE 3brs Avail For Fall!
Only $297/bedroom* 1250sq ft!
Pool*Gym*Clubhouse*Pets ok
FREE Parking @ UF
Call Now! 373-1111
8-18-25-2

lbr 1 ba each a garden apt SW $540 Pets ok.
Mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a
msg. 6-12-08-62-2

1BR & 2BR/1BAAPTS
with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile,
private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th
St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633
www.lenoxcomer.com 6-12-08-59-2

GIFT TIME!!!
Receive one of the newest electronics
when you sign your lease!
AllI inclusive 4/4's
roommate matching available!
Call today 271-3131
8-18-25-2


Why RENT, When You can OWN?

Condo For Sale

Mill Pond

On UF Bus Route
2 Bedroom/2 Bath Townhome
1283 Sq Ft, Single Car Garage/Screen Porch
$159,900 MLS # 293185
San Felasco Real Estate Services, Inc
352-339-3250 or 352-377-2896


For Rent
a II unfurnished


Whispering Pines, brand new units
convenient to hospitals and vet school,
2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker,
washer and dryer, monitored alarm system,
$1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall
semesters, ask about our specials!
www.edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 x113
8-18-25-2

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

AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
Walk to UF 1BR, $425-$785
2BR $575- $1000
Gore-Rabell Real Estate
378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com
8-18-08-25-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
8-18-08-25-2

**Across From UF **

$1150/mo Special!
2bd/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. #1, call 376-1111 8-18-
08-25-2

Why Wait for August - Move Nowl
Immediate move-ins for 1-2-3 Bedrooms!
Washer/Dryer * Alarms * Low RatesI
Minutes from UF * Tons of Parking
Call now for 1 month free! 335-7656
8-18-25-2

PET'S PARADISE
$425 - $625. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-27-
08-31-2

$500-550 * 1 & 2 Bed Cottages & AptslI
$700 **2 Bed Cottages. Porches & Quiet! I
Wooden Floors & Central AC. Historic
Downtown.
Walk to restaurants, shops, & nightlife.
*** MUST SEE!! Call now 505-9264 ""**
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 5-27-
08-30-2

Cute Cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study
large laundry room, yard service 310 N.W.
20th Ave $795/mo Green Tree Realty, call
Barbara 317-4392. 5-29-30-2

$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
Want specials?
Get hooked up @ THE POLOS
Luxury Apartments with low-low rent!
1 Beds from $799 w/ $200 offAug Rent
2 Beds from $959 w/ $350 offAug Rent
3 Beds from $1139 w/ $500 off Aug Rent
3 Pools * 24 Hr Gym * 24 Hour Study Room
Washer/Dryer*Alarm*Fireplaces*Lakeviews
Why wait & miss out? Sign today! 335-7656
8-18-24-2

$390/mo ONLY! Very well maintained 4BR/
4BAapt.10 min to UF. Incl Laundry Rm in apt,
Full Kitchen, Furn Com Area, WI-FI Inet, UF
Bus Rte, Pool, MORE! OPEN MINDED, Rino
954-854-9445 or rinopatane@yahoo.com 7-
31-08-45-2

4430 NW 16th Pl (3/2) $1450
Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com
Call: 352-316-1893 6-3-30-2

2006 NW 35th St (4/2) $1350
Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com
Call: 352-316-1893 6-3-30-2

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

Union Street Station 2 bed/ 2 bath corner
unit available 8/1. Large bedrooms and living
room. Private balcony. Most secure building
in town! 1400/month, parking included. Call
Eric Wild 352-870-9453. 6-3-30-2


1 f For Rent
J - unfurnished


APARTMENTS
*1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK*
Brand NEW & leasing for Fall 08
>From 1080 sq ft/2brs - 1633 sq ft/3brs
Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly
352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com
8-18-08-25-2


Improve Your LEX Life This Summer
4/4's @ $399 & 3/3's @ $429
Waive All Fees...Don't Miss Out!
Ask about a FREE 42" Plasma TV!
352-373-9009 LexingtonCrossingUF.com
8-18-25-2


*A Place in the Suns
Walk/Bike to UF
Big 3 bd/1 ba
New Kitchen / Huge Yard
1231 NW 9th Ave
Must See, $1,350/mo
352-375-8256
8-18-40-2

2 MONTHS FREE
TOTALLY RENOVATED!!
1BR. Villas
*No roommate hassles*
Courtney Greens Villas 375-3077
www.gremco.com 8-18-25-2


*Sorority Row Area*
Historic 3 bd/ 2 ba
Completely Remodeled
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
915 SW 6th Ave
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
8-18-40-2

Attention: LANDLORDS
Jackson Stoneworks
Granite Counter tops.
GVL?s largest stone yard.
1111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL, FL
TEL: 352-372-6600
www.jacksonstoneworks.com
7-10-08-30-2


@8 Blocks to UFO
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
1239 NW 9th Ave
Save Money @ $700/mo
352-375-8256
8-18-40-2

*****POOL HOME NEAR UF*****
* 3/2 0 Oak Floors 01500 sq ft * $1600/mo
* ALSO, Luxurious 3/2 * 1800 sq ft * BBQ
Terrace 0 Secluded 0 $1400/mo * No pets
* Avail Aug 0 466-4171 (Leave Msg) 5-
29-08-19-2

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

1 BLOCK TO SHANDS/CAMPUS 1BR $625,
2BR $700-$800, SPACIOUS, CARPETED,
QUIET, LAUNDRY FACILITIES, PARKING,
SOME UTILITIES, GRAD/MATURE
PREFERRED (352)376 0080,(352)284 3873
6-10-08-21-2

DUPLEX-2, $700, NEAR CAMPUS/
DOWNTOWN, QUIET, GREENSPACE,
CARPETED,GRAD MATURE PREFERRED,
724 NW 19 AVE; 920 NE 6TH AVE
(DUCKPOND)352 376 0080; 352 284 3873
6-10-08-21-2

1BR $525 1825 NW 10TH ST.
CAMPUS/DOWNTOWN NEAR,
QUIET, GREENSPACE, PARKING,
SPACIOUS,CARPETED,GATED PATIO,
GRAD MATURE PREFERRED (352)376


Sign a 3/3 for Fall and get $1000. Hurry won't
last! Amazing pool, gym, tanning beat one
of the most luxurious places in town. Call
Now 352-374-FUNN (3866) 8-18-25-2

1/1, Ridgview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles
to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking,
pets. $450 S.D., $450/mo. 562-2824 5-29-
08-15-2

4 bed/4 bath $1320 or $330/room,
Dishwasher Microwave, WID, Balcony,
Central A/C, Pool and close to UF!
See Photos www.rentalworkshop.com
MUST SEE! Student Special!
CALL NOW !! 352-505-9264, 352-538-4877
5-27-13-2

1BR 1BAApt, 3BLKSto UF!
Carpet, Central H &Air
1029 SW 3rd Avenue $525/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 5-29-13-2

2BR 1BAApt Near Sam's Club
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
Terazzo Floors. $550/Mo
2901 NW 14th Street.
First, Last & Deposit required
Call Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 5-29-13-2

APTS for rent close to UF!
www.merrillmanagement.net
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 5-29-13-2

ST CROIXAPTS
2BR 1BAApts $700/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H & Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet
Pets Allowed. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-13-2

Apt for rent June 1 -$975/mo (or sublease
for summer) Oxford Manor, quiet,gated- 2bd/
2bath, gym, washer/dryer,safe, on bus route
& walk to Shands/UFNetschool Pets OK!
205-568-7080 5-22-10-2

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.

Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Beautiful 3br/2ba condo avail now- for
$1295/mo-Securtiy Dep $800; unit has
fireplace, screened porch, W/D and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit # T-118.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2

Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail 08/08:
rent $1350/mo-Security Dep $800: This is an
end unit w/ screened porch. Resident will
have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit
AA-155 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2

Live at The Links at Haile Plantation:
Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail
mid-May: rent $1200/mo-Security Dep
$800; Unit w/screened porch and cov-
ered garage. Resident will have access
to pool, gym, cluhouse. Unit U-124.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2

Utilities INCLUDED! Studio apartment. 2490
SouthWest 14th Drive.Prairiewood Coados.
$575 month $1000 sec. 386-527-6923 5-
27-08-10-2


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**STEPS FROM UF OR SORORITY ROW"
1109 SW 6th Ave. Luxury living in NEW
apts. MANY UPGRADES. Value at
$1795/mon 3BR/2BA. Call 352-335-5424 or
www.bellaproperties.net.
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3 to 4BR - 2BA units. Bike to campus.
Updated, open living area, large fenced yard,
pet friqpdly. $975-$1300. 352-494-8959

6-19-08-17-2

2BR/1BA Spacious, new carpet, cent H/AC,
W/D hk up. $650/mo, $500 sec dep, 7222
SW 45th PI. Gainesville. Call 386-462-0994
5-27-08-8-2
"STUDENTS-AVAILABLE NOW"***
Quaikt.2 Bedroom Downtown Cottage. 2
Story, Fenced Yard, Wood Ceilings. 237 SW
2nd PL. Pets Arranged. $730/mth. Others
Available. Call 371-3260 or 262-1020. 5-
29-08-9-2

2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes and villas
minutes from UF. Quite and peaceful, $425
Furnished or unfurnished, Easy, low move in.
Call Frances @ 352-375-8787 Rent Florida
Realty, The Leader In College Housing 8-
26-08-30-2

Got Horses? In Newberry
3br, 2ba nearly new doublewide w/screened
porch, washer/dryer on 6+ acres, sev-
eral paddocks, pole barn, tack room. $1200
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th
St. 375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2

Large NW 2br, 2ba, 2200 sq ft, fam rm w/
fireplace, eat-in kitchen, on 10 acres, garage
or barn, 1300 sq ft tack room, deck. $1500.
www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW6th
St. - 375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2

AUG 1st- 1 BLOCK TO UF
3BR/1BA 1227 SW 4th Ave. Apt 3. Private,
very clean, Cent H/AC, wood floors, parking,
$1350/mo. 331-0590, 514-5060 5-29-08-8-2

Discover The Excitement Of Living Close To
Campus! Now leasing 2/3/4 bedroom houses
walking distance to UF!
www.Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com or
Call 352-692-3800 Receive your Free List of
Campus Area Rentals Today. 7-3-15-2

MONDAY-FRIDAY
OPEN UNTIL 6PM
SATURDAYS 11AM-5PM
Walk-Ins Welcome
--' * ROCKY POINT 0
Luxury 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts.
, Clubhouse, private fenced yards, award
winning landscaping. Fishing pond. Pets OK.
3100 SW 35th PI (1 blk behind Kangaroo
Station) $679mo & up 376-1619
* SOUTHWEST VILLAS *
1, 2, & 3 BR Apts. Extra clean! Walk to
shopping & bike to UF. Pets OK. 3643 SW
20th Avenue (1 block behind Kash n Karry)
$599/mo & up 336-9000
* REGENCY OAKS *
Luxury 1, 2, & 3 BRApts.
Feature pool, clubhouse, gym, media
center & much morel Conveniently located
at comer SW 34 St & Archer Rd. Walk to
shopping & bike to UF. 3230 SWArcher Rd
$605/mo & up 378-5766
* ARCHER WOODS *
1 & 2 BR Apts. Excellent Location! Newly
renovated, optional alarm & pool. 3020 SW
Archer Rd. $635/mo & up 373-8727
* OAK GLADE *
1 & 2 BR Apts. Country living in the city.
Private gated courtyards. Pets OK. 3427 SW
30th Terr. $525/mo & up 372-6422
7-31-08-24-2

4/2 919 NW 10th AVE. AVAIL AUG 1,
LIV, DIN, FAM RMS. ALL APPLIANCES,
WASHER/DRYER, CLOSE TO CAMPUS.
$1500. 333-9874 5-22-08-5-2

3/2 home avail Aug 4 in NW g'ville. Mins
to UF/SFCC. Fenced yard, 2 car carport,
1600sqft. PETS WELCOME! Only $950 a
month! 3331 NW 30th PL. 352-514-1441
5-29-0Q-,7-2

2007 2BR/2BA luxury condo, pool
view, top story, fitness center
washer+dryer, granite counters,
screened lanai, on Tower Rd bus
route, $975/mo, (352) 262-2871 5-29-08-
7-2

2160 sq ft 4BR/3BA home in NW Gville.
Minutes to UF. Appl. included. Remodeled.
Cerarpic and wood floors, 2 car gar, deck,
1/2 acre lot, fenced. $1,500/m, 3120 NW
31st Blvd. 352 466-0358. 5-29-08-7-2


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2 ROOMMATES NEEDED
for 2br/1ba. Nice apt, Move in now! $595/
person, incl. utilities. Cute b/y , storage, w/d,
pets ok. Take a look! 284-4546 5-22-4-2

House for Rent in Duckpond Area
719 NE 9th St 2BD/1BA Monthly rent $700.
Pets ok. Security deposit $700. Avail July 1st
Call 352-371-3473 & Leave a message 5-
29-08-6-2

Campus View Condo's for Rent
two 3/3 bath condos. Large and spacious.
Walk to class. $600/bed or $ 1800 for the
entire unit. Call Josh @ 352-363-0132. 5-
29-08-6-2

Unfurnished 2BR/2.5BA for rent.
Available May, 08. Near Archer Road/
34th Street. Call 904-400-2145 or email
nguyen2153@yahoo.com 5-27-08-5-2


Two blocks from campus
2 bed / 1 bath $900
Available Aug.1
Call (352)377-2930 5-27-5-2

3 BLKS TO UF! 3BR 1BA Home
Wood Floors, Central H &Air
1012 SW 3rdAvenue $1200/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2


3BR 1BA Home $850/Mo
Carpet, Central H & Air
1415 NE 14th Terr
Call Merrill Management Inc:
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2

3BR 1 BA Near Sams Club
Carpet, Central H & Air
3108 NW 9th St. $870/Mo
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2

2BR 1BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK
to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air
Includes all Utilities $850/Mo
1014 SW 2nd Place #B
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x 10 5-29-6-2

1BR 1BAApt NEar Sams
Terazzo Flooors, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht $425/Mo
2901 NW 14th St Call
Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-5-2


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2BR 1BAApts, 3 BLKS to UF
Carpet or Wood Floors,
Window A/C, Nat gas ht
1210 SW 3rd Avenue
$700/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2

PICKWICK PARK Condos
#1005 2BR 1 full & three 1/2 baths
$850/Mo, new carpet, new tile,
1000 sq ft. Pool, Clubhouse
etc. Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2


2BR 2BA Condo, Carpet, Central
H & Air, Located on Turkey Creek
Golf Course $1000/Mo Call
Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-
29-6-2

3BR 1BA Homes Near Law School
303 NW 36th Drive $975/Mo
217 NW 36th Drive $1050/Mo
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 5-29-6-2

3BR 2BA Home with Family Room
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer,
Nice Large Home $1500/Mo
2320 NW 16th Avenue
Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494
5-29-6-2

WALK or BIKE - 7 blocks to UFI Sumrnmei
sublet w/ option to renew. N/S Roommate
wanted in 4 BR house in nice neighborhood
NW 7th PI and 22nd St. Great parking, 2
kitchens, indoor laundry, large fenced yard
and screened back porch. Hi-speed net
cable. $395/mo. 813-295-3010 6-3-08-7-2


Studio/efficiency in quiet northwest. Perfect
for grad/pro. Free cable tv & all utilities, car-
pet, AC, walk-in closet. Avail May 15th. Only
$395/mo. Call 377-1868 5-29-08-6-2

***aALK TO UF***
2BR 1 BA * Washer & Dryer * 2 Cars Tenant
Permits * 204 NW 18th St. Call Manny 352-
317-4408 5-29-08-6-2

Rent - 4/2 ACROSS FROM butler plaza, new
paint & appliances, $1100.00 mos Mr Myers
336-3900 x 15 5-27-08-5-2

2BR/1.5 BA Condo in Casa East. W/D,
Screen Porch, Community swimming
pool, and busroute. Location is quiet-has
quick/easy access to UF/Shands. Available
8/5/08. $800.00/month (352)246-5958. 5-
29-08-5-2


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QUIET AREA& CLOSE TO UF
SW 20th Ave. busline, 2BR/2.5BA New
Townhouse, 1200 sq. ft, fenced backyard,
A/C, W/D hook-up, DW, $800/mo. Call Lalit
for app. 378-6817, 871-8205, Avail 6/15/08
5-29-08-5-2

2BRs avail. in 4BR house - quiet, neat, pets,
equidistant to UF/SFCC - $375 each /mo +
util, DSL-phone (or $450 all included) - 1BR
avail. NOW; other avail. July or Aug. 692-
4419 5-29-08-5-2


Brand New/ Leasing for Aug.
Have your own house and live in
G'ville largest floor plans.
Clubhouse w/ pool, fitness, computer study,
free tanning. Pet Friendly
2BR/2.5BA sq ft - 1,263
3BR/3BA sq ft -1,530
4BR/4BA sq ft - 1,794
REDUCED RATES AND NO MOVE IN
FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME
Ask About $500 Speciall
352-373-7959
r www.cottagegroveatgainesville.com
S8-18-08-24-2


Comfy 3br/2ba House. Easy to UF and SF.
$1100/mnth. 3304 NW 45 Ave. 772-341-
1998, 305-401-6817 5-29-08-5-2


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Amazing 4 bedroom houses NOWAvailable
forAugust. Perfect for any student. Rent your
UF home Today. For available rentals Call
352-692-3800 or visit
http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com 8-
25-24-2

Room for rent 1/1 in 2/2
Everything included: home phone,utilities,
Dish-DVR. 500/month. Located at Sparrow
Condos near the Mall off Tower Road. Call
352-283-0240 for info.
6-12-9-2

Large 2/2.5 condo available in popular
Archer Lane. Granite counter tops, tile floors,
carpeted bedrooms, all appliances including
W/D. For more information call 352-692-3800
or http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com
8-25-24-2

SAVE YOUR MONEY
2BR/2BA condo. Central heat/air, W/D hook-
upd, vaulted ceilings, screened patio, fenced
backyard. $1850 move in, $675/mo, $500
security. No pets/No smokers 352-374-4216
5-27-4-2

4 Bedroom Condos NOWAvailable with indi-
vidual leases Remarkable deals available on
all properties! Prices starting at $399
http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com
Campus Realty 352-692-3800 8-25-24-2

Rent a nice 2 bed 1 bath apartment with a big
back yard for $719 (includes water). Current
occupant must vacate due to family matter.
Please, contact Hidden Village staff at: (352)
376-1248 or occupants at: 727-364-5911 or.
littlecricket.1224@yahoo.com 5-27-08-3-2


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Location Is Key!!! Large 3/2 house w/ bo-
nus Room and Attached 1/1 studio for an
Unparalleled price. Located 8 bocks north
form the university, call 352-692-3800 or visit
http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com 8-
25-24-1
Lease lovely NW home: 4/2 1800 sq.ft.
Northwood Oaks, minutes to UF, Shands,
SFCC. Publix, Starbucks, Hunters Crossing.
Den,screened patio.Kitchen appliances. W/D.
2car garage. $1400 mo. Call 352-256-6671.
5-29-08-4-2
Don?t waste your gas looking for parking!
Walk to UF! Large 2 bedroom units walking
Distantness to UF Rents starting at $700
Visit http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com
or Call 352-692-3800 for More Info 8-25-24-
2
Room for rent $95/wk, 1 week rent, 1 week
deposit to move in. Femi at 352-339-5446
6-3-08-5-2
$200.00 MOVES YOU IN
1ST MONTH FREE
NO APPLICATION FEE
UTILITIES & INTERNET INCLUDED
STARTING FROM $440.00 MONTH
CALL FRANCES @ 352-375-8787
RENT FLORIDA REALTY
8-7-08-22-2
Walk to UF duplex 1010-1012 NW 3Ave.,
2BR/1 BA W/D,hardwood floors, fenced yard
$800 mo., 618B NW 14Ave cosy cottage
1BR/1BA $650mo., duplex 608-612 NW
24Ave. 1+BR/1BA $625mo., 1BR/1BA
$550mo. July/Aug. 561-350-1552
6-19-08-10-2


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Minutes to UF, Shands VA Hosp & UF horse
farm. 4Br/2Ba home open floor plan, screen
patio, huge oaks and privacy fenced back-
yard $1500/mo. Friendly pets ok 262-9131
6-19-08-10-2


1BR/1BA avail May 2nd in 2BR/2BA
for responsible mature individual. $425/
mo + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd.
yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 5-
22-08-2-2


Cabana Beach 4/4 (you rent 1/1) looking for
someone to take over lease: ends August.
Rent 520/mth.2 roomates:will be gone most
the summer. Third floor Bills included in rent.
call 813-690-8916 (Heather) 5-27-08-3-3


NEW CABANA BEACH Apartment
2 Bedrooms, Rent Paid Per Room. Fully
Furnished (45 Inch Plasma T.V. Included),
ALL Utilities Included. SUBLEASE For JUNE
and JULY - Rent ONLY $624, and 10 Days
in August FREE!!! If You Decide to Stay can
Keep these Rates ($60 LESS Than New
Rates)for Next Year if Sign By MAY 23rd!!!
SO HURRY IF DON'T WANT NEW RATESI!
CALL-(561) 306-2147 6-3-08-5-3


NICE!! NEAR UF!!! 1, 3, or 4 BD elaborately
renovated HISTORIC HOMES. Mexican
Tile hrdwd firs.& 11' ceilings, dishwasher &
granite, W/D, centAC. HUGE rooms & HUGE
private yard. $475, $1575, $1650. 373-5295
6-3-08-5-2


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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
8-18-23-2

Campus View For Rent
Walk to UF and Shands
3/3 Avail. August
Call 352-219-0902
6-17-08-8-2

"Royal Palms, next to Sorority Row**
-3rd roommate needed for a 3/3!
-Walk-in closets & balcony w/ porch swing!
-1 year lease starting Aug.1
-$667/month
-Email Kelly334@ufl.edu orApril05@ufl.edu
6-5-5-2

Spacious, very nice 2/2, 900 sq ft, 1st flr
condo - Treehouse Village. All appliances incl
New W/D, Cent. A/C. 1.5 mi from UF on bus
route. 24 hr. fitness ctr, pool. $725/mo. Avail.
Aug 1. Call (813) 340-8982 7-1-08-10-2

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

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


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Apartments Sublet & Roommates
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1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300
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$879 1/1 + WID Downtown Gainesville
Wisteria Downs (5/1 to 7/30) at 405 SE 2nd
Ave. The apt is 575 sq ft. For Questions or to
view the apartment, please call Rob at 352-
216-5120. 5-29-14-3
Summer Sublease!!! 1 br male roommate
needed Price Negotiable pets allowed laun-
dry room only a 2 minute walk to campus
and walking distance to all the bars and
restaurants on University 904.254.5518
6-3-10-3
REDUCED SUMMER SUBLEASE. female. 1
bedroom in a 4/2 at Univ. Glades. $400 OBO.
Furnished and all inclusive. Near Archer and
34st. Direct bus route to campus. Available as
of 5/5 to 8/8. 786-201-3393 5-22-08-5-3
FIRST MONTH FREE & FREE
TELEPHONE!!! Enjoy a 1/1 in the luxury
Laurels. Plenty of amenities, free tanning.
Washer/dryer, fridge, microwave. $889/mo
for June and July. Pets ok! 386/931-0147
6-10-08-10-3

$509 (willing to negotiate price) spacious
1BR/1BA in 4/4. All utils + internet incl.W/D.
Private bath. SW27th Street. Available NOW-
longer if needed. Bus#9, 34, 35, 36. Call
561-914-0135 or e-mail sland05@ufl.edu
5-27-5-3
Oxford Manor. $325/month obo
1 bdrm/1 bath upstairs in 3/3
apt. Pool, tennis, gym, close
to UF campus.Se habla espanol.
Call Justin at (321)297-1569. 5-22-4-3
$250 for 1 bedroom, $500 for 2bd/lbr, very
new condition, May-July 31, May rent FREE,
for detail pis visit www.whatdafact.com/
bothomepage/?=69 Botz: 352-328-8897 I'm
a nice guy, negotiable 5-27-08-4-3
Large 1 BR/1 BA apt avail May-Aug. $425/mo
OBO. Behind Sorority Row. Quiet, walk to
campus, porch. Fits 2 people comfortably.
Call Chris 772-713-4788 6-5-5-3


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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
8-18-25-4

Female, UF roommates wanted by UF
student to share three beds/two baths, furn/
unfurn townhouse. 5 min to campus. washer/
dryer. No smoking. No pets. 813-892-3996
5-22-30-4
Pharmacy student looking for 2 Female
roommates to share huge furnished house. 3
Bedrooms/2 Bath. $450 Everything Included.
Call Meghan 352-5140316 Avail May :) 6-
10-23-4
Female roommates (2) needed to share a
new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi.
W of 1-75 w/cable, intrenet, security alarm.
$475/ mo. incl. util. No pets. Call 352-331-
8794. Avail immediately for summer/fall.
6-19-25-4
Roommate wanted in 4BR/3BA house. NW
16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable
and internet, dishwasher, W/D. 21 or older.
$385 all utils incl. 328-4995 5-27-16-4
Seeking students for 3/2 home w/2 rooms
for rent. 1600 sq. ft, 1 acre lot in Meadows
on the Praire. Nice house 15 min. to UF &
20 min. to SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins for
pict. 727-224-5847 $550/mo. everything incl.
5-22-08-14-4
Female roommate wanted for two neat and
tidy roommates. $360/mo all incl. on bus 12
route, call (760) 641-6788 if interested 7-
10-22-4
MATURE PROFESSIONAL share 3BR/3BA
pool home near UF. Safe area across from
Plaza Royale movie theatre. No alcohol or
drugs. Furn or unfurn. $325/mo + 1/3 util.
Avail Aug 1st. year lease. No pets. 371-3837
6-3-08-10-4
HUGE ROOM available in upscale 3BR/
2BA. M/F roommate needed for Fall/Spring.
1.5 mi N of UF. Two cool male UF roomates.
$550 mo +1/3 utils. 727-410-3617 6-5-10-4


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Roommate wanted to share 3 bdrm house
near SFCC w/ one female UF student and
one male SFCC student, nice house4p good
location. $325/month and 1/3 utilities. Call
Jenny (352)870-3975 5-27-7-4

2-3 rooms avail in 4/2 home in NW g'ville.
AvailAug. 1. Mins. to UF/SFCC. 2cargarage,
screened porch. Only $300/month!! 3222
NW44th PL. 352-514-1441 5-29-08-7-4

CLOSE TO UF - Responsible individual to
share a beautiful 4BR/2BA house wft.t/D.
$325/mo & security deposit, plus share
utilities, no pets. CALL: (352)328-4210 5-
27-08-5-4

NS male to share 3br/3ba comdo.
Furn incl utils, inet except phone.
$475/mo, no pets, 1 yr lease starting Aug 08.
(407) 766-7104 6-19-08-12-4

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3 bedroom 2 bath...$425, very close to UF
and SFCC. Spacious house with fenced back
yard and deck. Short and long term leases
available. UTILITIES, cox cable, and intemet
included! 305-878-3425 -Oakley 6-5-08-8-4

Available June 1st. Perfect for grad/med
students. Spacious room w/pvt bath, kitch-
enette, pvt entrance in large, quiet home 5
min to UF. W/D, A/C, $575/mo + utils. Call
352-284-0979 6-19-08-17-4

FEM ROOMMATE NEEDED YR LEASE @
ENCLAVE! BRAND NEW LAKEFRONT!
Avail Fall,Close to UF, 2/2, new apple, w/d,
granite, w.i.c, plasma in ktchn, free tanning,
wireless poolside, fitn ctr. etcl $570+util.,
enclaveuf.com! Nonsmoker please 5-29-
08-6-4

$390/mo ONLY! Very well maintained 4BR/
4BAapt.10 min to UF. Incl Laundry Rm in apt,
Full Kitchen, Fum Corn Area, WI-FI Inet, UF
Bus Rte, Pool, MORE OPEN MINDED, Rino
954-854-9445 or rinopatane@yahoo.com 7-
31-08-21-4

HANDYMAN SPECIAL Disc 4 wk. Share 2/2
MH Cornerstone. Furn rm avail now. $200
N/R dep. $350/m $90/wk incl elec, ph, cab,
laun & cook sve. N/A,N/S, N/D. Need vehicle.
Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666
6-3-6-4

ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE BRAND
NEW CONDO WITH FEMALE STUDENT.
$500/mth, Own bedroom & full bathroom
plus huge closet, washer & dryer, garage, &
plenty of storage space. Call Christina 586-
945-0894 5-27-08-5-4

WALK or BIKE - 7 blocks to UF! N/S
Roommates wanted in 4 BR house. NW 7th
PI & 22nd St. Great pkg, indoor laundry, huge
fenced yard for pets, hi-spd net, cable. $395/
mo. 813-295-3010 5-27-08-5-4

FEMALE GRAD STUDENT
3BR/2.5BA new towhome, gated, W/D, pool,
gym, bus & parking. $350 + utils/mo. 727-
729-1561 6-19-08-12-4

Rockwood Villas 3/3 condo with a private
room and bath available immediately for
$450 a mo. all utilities included. Washer/
Dryer in unit.On UF bus route, call 40P403-
0656 for more info ask for Cat. 5-27-08-5-4

Female nonsmoking roommate needed for
a 1/1 in a spacious 2/2 apt close to campus
in Mount Vernon. Large kitchen and patio
And it's clean, with a furnished living room.
$420/month. Bus routes 9, 12, 1, 117. Call
352-514-8087. 6-3-08-7-4

2 rooms open - small apt. $100 p/w.covers
all. + cable +TV. 376-0384 for info. If not in
please leave name & time called, should
respond within few hrs. 6-17-10-4


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j|I Roommates


Roommate wanted to share huge 2bed/2ba
townhouse at Sparrow condominiums.
Newty remodeled, private balcony, bathtub,
large bedroom. Help with move in/out, util.
included. 2 minutes from oaks mall and 10
mins from UF. $400/mo. Call Dave at 352-
246-8278 5-27-08-4-4

roommate needed, beautiful house in Capri
subdivision. Everything included $350/month.
10 min from UF by car or 15 min by bus; fully
furjshed,clubhouse,tennis court,pool,hot
tub, gym, wireless internet...preferably
female, no pets. contact at (863)521-2078,
aloha75@ufl.edu 6-19-11-4

I have a 2br 1ba condo with 1br for rent. The
room has its own private entrance. Central
air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking
distance to UF and Shands. Call Mike 352-
316-3930. Available now. Rent 395/mo 5-
27-08-4-4

The Duck Pond Area: 1BR in 3BR house
w/ living & dining rm.,kitchen, garage, front
& back yard.$325/mo + util.352-213-5408
5-29-5-4

Grl rm needed 4 fall&spring 4 a 2/2.5
quiet and spacious townhome, grt bus route,
Located on SW 35th pets welcome! call Elina
@ 786-4939069 7-29-20-4

ROOMMATE NEEDED for Fall or sooner!
1/1 of a 3/3 available in the Polos. Biking
distance, great bus routes. Clean, new ap-
pliances, W/D, sweet tv, 727-430-4362 5-
29-5-4

Nice 4BR/3BA home off 16th Ave between
SFCC & UF on bus route. Dishwasher, W/D,
Cox Cable, hardwire & network Cox internet.
Considerate, clean roommates. Non-smoker,
no cats or dogs. 20 or older. Call 328-4995
6-3-08-5-4

PhD student needs non-partier roommate for
room/bath in quiet larger home 8 blocks from
campus. NS, no pets. $550/mo includes utils,
w/d, wireless and basic cable. 727-433-0229
5-29-08-4-4

Mal 'graduate student will be attending UF
looking for a roommate. Move in date Aug
4th. Oxford Manor. If interested, please call
610-588-5624 or email bscsod@epix.net
6-3-08-5-4

Female roommate needed. 1bed/lba avail
in a 2/2 apartment. $500/mon + utilities,
cats ok. Patio, laundry room, 3 pools and in
a great location. Call Desiree 863-241-8096
7-1-08-11-4

Christian female to share 2/1 at Piccadilly on
SW 34th/Move in now or in August! Bike or
bus to UF/$410+ util & cable/Fun but serious
student! Non-smoker -
Email: marth417@embarqmail.com 6-3-
08-5-4

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


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Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551
8-18-25-5-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 8-18-25-5

Need Quiet To Study? 1BR/1-1/2BA condo
in gated community has 1003SF, open
floor plan, sim. wood floors, comm. pool &
tennis.$153,000. Call Judie Irwin, CB MM
Parrish @ 352-339-6879. 2-6-08-5-5


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4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05
$275K INCL ALL APPL
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008
ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581
10-5


Student Condos/Homes
I can find one or sell yours
John Cantlon, REALTOR?
21, John Merrill, Inc
John@JohnCantlon.com 352-335-9994 6-
5-30-5

Beautiful home for sale 3 br 2 bath, great lo-
cation near UF, many extras, built ins, porch,
fireplace, french doors, greenhouse, great for
entertaining, landsaped backyard 249,900.
Call realtor Kim 352-538-1130 5-27-20-5

HISTORIC DUCKPOND - 2BR/1BA
Don't drink and drive - walk home from
downtown! Entirely renovated and must
see. Starting at only $129,000. 352-871-
2777 .5-29-08-20-5

www.CONDOSatUF.com
For a list of all condos/homes near UF.
Matt Thomas, Bosshardt Realty,
352-494-0194 5-29-08-20-5

Great Time to Buy!!
$124,000 2/2 townhouse Woodside Villas
$159,000 3/2.5 townhouse
$235,000 3/2 house with office
visit www.exitgainesville.com or
call 262-2621
Jay Jolicoeur Exit Realty Producers 7-17-
30-5 '

SE HISTORIC DISTRICT-3BR/2BA vintage
home completely remodeled, hardwood firs,
walk 2 downtown, private fenced backyard.
$195000, 352.258.1491 6-10-08-10-5

For Sale By Owner
3/2 Garage, Fenced, Large Patio, New Roof
&A/C, Move-In Condition $169,900
Call 352-328-6456 5-27-08-5-5

CONDO-CLOSE TO UF. 2BR/2 1/2BA.
ALMOST NEW. TILE FLOOR, WASHER/
DRYER, ETC. $148,000. INCLUDES 42"
PLASMA TV.
CALL 1-321-217-4145. 8-29-08-30-5

SPACIOUS 4BR/2.5BA NEAR UF
Asking $309,000.
Call Ricardo Kokkas/Campus Realty
352-318-3384 5-22-08-4-5

MALLORCA SQUARE
Affordable, luxurious & beautifully built to
last. New 2Br-2.5Ba condos w/garages close
to UF Law School. Phase 1 sold out, so
don't wait. $199,900. Call Bosshardt Realty
Services, Inc 352-240-9100. 8-18-08-25-5

CONDOS W/GARAGES
Double owner suites, 2.5 baths, 1 -car ga-
rages. Hannah's Condos is close to Shands
Hospital and UF. Shopping, restaurants &
1-75 just down the street. $199,900. Call
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 352-240-
9100. 8-18-08-25-5

Stop paying rent! 3/2 Updated homes. Plenty
of extras. gatorfsbo.com/80108 $155,000
and gatorfsbo.com/80114 $173,900 Move
in ready! 352-222-6357 ALL OFFERS
CONSIDERED! 7-3-08-14-5

Home for Sale
3bed, 2bath, split plan in Sutters Landing.
Huge Master suite, View of Pond & Woods
in Talbot school district.
Down pmt. Assistance possible @ $209,000
352-284-5712
6-19-08-12-5

NEW SOLAR HOMES--near zero energy
3 miles north of UF, in new Forest Creek
Development. PB Solar Electric, and almost
no electric bill. 1650 & 1653 NW 34th Ave.
$269,900 after rebates. Open house Sat-Sun
12-3pm. Call developer Richard Schackow
352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell. 5-29-08-5-5

FOR SALE - 10% DOWN NO CLOSING
COSTS OR QUALIFYING, buys this 3/2,
wood floors, fireplace, updated baths, 2
miles from UF on bus route $219,900. INFO
jack myers, Campus Realty 318-5442 6-3-
08-5-5


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CONDO - HALE PLANTATION VILLAS
2 BR, 2 BATH with GARAGE
Stove, Ref, D/W, newAC
5266 SW 97 Drive
3-11- 352-378-1460 6-5-08-6-5


CONDO(TOWNHOUSE) W/ GARAGE FOR
SALE
MILL POND: 2/2, 1283 Sq Ft. Convenient
Location, across from G'ville Health &
Fitness. On UF Bus route. Priced to Sell
$159,900.Tour on Realtor.com "advanced"
Search MLS # 293185 Call San Felasco
Real Estate (Donna) 352-339-3250 6-19-
08-10-5


Desperate House Buyer
www.housetamer.com
Call 352-376-0976

7-3-12-5

OPEN HOUSE IN MONTICELLO, Sun.,
5/25, 1-3 PM, across from G'ville Health &
Fitness Center, at 554 NW 50th Blvd. This
3 bed/2.5 bath with a garage is convenient,
lovely & affordable! Call (352) 328-1266. 5-
22-08-2-5






Brand new luxury condos starting at $288k.
Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony,
steel & concrete construction, alarm system.
Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453
8-18-23-5

2.2 Renovated Condo w/ Lofted & private
Mstr Bedroom. Located 5 min. from Shands.
Pool-front unit in gated community w/ rac-
quetball courts. Several bus routes. Updated
all appliances incl new air cond., tile/wood
floors. 4 Sale By Owner- $129,900 352-672-
1881 7-15-08-14-5

Always Renting? 1-4bd Homes from
$199/mol Buy a 3bd 2ba Home only $200/
mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings
(800)482-9419. 5-22-1-5

LAND AUCTION - Greenbrier County, WV.
1,885 acres pasture and timber land of-
fered in 24 tracts. Barns & out buildings for
cattle operations. One tract has a beautiful 8
bedroom house with indoor pool. Open and
wooded land with magnificent views. Auction
Saturday, June 7 in Lewisburg, WV Woltz &
Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, Real Estate
Brokers & Auctioneers (WV#1000). Go to
www.woltz.com or call (800)551-3588 for
property and auction details. 5-22-1-5

AUCTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF
PARTNERSHIP - SATURDAY, May 31, 10
a.m., Cedartown, Georgia, 800+/- Acres
in Tracts, Abundant Road Frontage,
Ponds (866)789-5169, www.american-
auctioneers.com, Keith Baldwin AUNR2860.
5-22-1-5

4bd 2.5ba Home only $325/mo! 2bd lba
only $199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%APR For
Listings & info (800)482-9419. 5-22-1-5

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/
Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR
$259/Mo! For listings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798. 5-22-1-5

Foreclosures! Buy 1-4bd Homes from $199/
mo Financing Refs Available! 5%dn, 20yrs
@ 8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
5-22-1-5

Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home only $350/mo!
4bd 2.5ba Home only $400/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs
@ 8%apr! For Listings/Info (800)482-9419.
5-22-1-5

* Land Auction * 250 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing Free Brochure
800-890-1292 www.LANDAUCTION.com.
5-22-1-5

NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH 1 or 2-1/2
"Football Field" Sized Lotsl $0 Down. $0
Interest. $159-$208 per monthly Money Back
Guarantee! (866)745-3329 or www.sunsitesl
andrush.com. 5-22-1-5

NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great view,
very private, big trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $49,500 call now (866)789-
8535. 5-22-1-5


LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.5 acres $49,900. New
to market. Gently sloping lakefront estate on
private bass lake. Gorgeous unspoiled set-
ting -no crowds, no noise. For the discrimi-
nating buyer. Must see. Excellent low rate
financing. Call now (888)792-5253, x.1850.
5-22-1-5

Grand Opening Sale! Saturday, May 31st!
1+ acre lake access just $29,900- includes
FREE boat slips! On 160,000 acre rec-
reational lake in Kentucky. Save $5000
GUARANTEED! Prime dockable lakefront
available. Lowest financing in 25+ years. Be
1st to see! Call now (800)704-3154, x1825.
5-22-1-5

20 ABSOLUTE Real Estate Auctions in
June, Homes & Lots to be sold, Guaranteed
Financing Options. Bid Live or by Phone, info
& pics at www.vanderee.com. VanDeRee
Auctions, Since 1934, (941)488-3600
Realtor/AU460. 5-22-1-5


M| Furnishings 1


BED - QUEEN - $110 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 8-18-08-25-6

BED - FULL SIZE - $85 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-18-25-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $375
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-18-08-25-6

BED - KING - $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 8-18-08-25-6

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

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

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 8-18-08-25-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
8-18-08-25-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 8-18-
25-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
8-18-25-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$120 352-377-9846.8-18-25-6

Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
8-18-25-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxesI 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-18-08-
25-6

FUTON - $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6


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Furnishings


Pool Table - Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
8-18-25-6

Hot Tub/Spa - $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 8-18-25-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

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

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



OF| Computers


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







COriiPUTER5
8-18-25-7

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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-18-08-25-7


a ll 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)
8-18-25-9


1'| For Sale


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-18-08-25-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding go
to: http://www.surplus.ufl.edu/online/
8-18-08-25-10




THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008 K ALLIGATOR, 21


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For Sale


I Mlil Motorcycles, Mopeds) l Motorcycles, Mopeds] M 1


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


PALM TREES (Windmill)
Compact for Patio or Balconies. Will not
freeze - Cold hardy. 4 feet tall/Easy to grow
$15. 352-374-4216 5-27-4-10


BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "AMERICA'S
LEADING MANUFACTURER!" 20x30X12
$4300. 25x40X14 $6890. 30X50X14 $7900.
35X56X16 $11,500. 40X60X16 $14,900.
50X140X19 $41,600. 60X100X18 $32,800.
Pioneer since 1980...(800)668-5422. 5-
22-1-10
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800 in a day? 30 Local Machines and
Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
CALL US: We will not be undersold! 5-
22-1-10
IMPORT EXPORT. Your Complete Guide.
Earn Big $$$. Worldwide Contacts. Products.
Manufacturers. Brokers Available. Work
From Anywhere. Call (800)812-3163 24/7.
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****** SCOOTERS 00000*
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SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
8-18-08-25-11


***GatorMoto*** Our new state of
the art facility will be completed this Spring!
We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr
Warranties. We also service ALL brands of
scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates.
Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com
8-18-08-25-11


Non-Denominational


Church
Traditional Anglican Worship
Holy Eucharist 10:30 am
8100 SW Archer Road
tT(he Shrine Chuh)


ide

Presbyterian
Faith Presbyterian Church
10Am Worship
9Am Sunday School
5916 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville
Phone: 352-377-5482
w wvvo f"nov. rg


Trinity Metropolitan
Community Church
Offering truly open and
inclusive Christian worship.
Sunday Wor-ship, 10:15am.
1164 SW Archer Road
for info, call 352-376-1100
or visit mccgainesville.com.
"Tearing Down Walls Building
Up Hope"

University City Church of


M.e Shin , w . C.hrist
352-317-5757 Christ
www.allsaint,.nec.org First Presbyterian Church Gators for Christ campus
hritan Missing your home church? ministry - college group meets
riCome worship with us at 8:30am at University City church

Victory Church or 10:55am. College Bible Study on Sundays at 9:30am and
A contemporary Christian church Wed. 9pm. Wednesday at 7pm - practical
f- -it d


serving UF & GviUle community.
Senrices Sun. 10:30am & Wed.
7pm. Exciting variety show for
ages 18-29 "Friday Night Live"
@- 7pm. Call for a ride
352.371.7800

Jewish Student
Centers

Chabad Lubavitch
SJewish Student Center
-Your home away from home.
-Friday Night Live!
-Services & Shabbat Dinner.
S-7:30pm Spring semester
-352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th
A ve.
-(5 blocks north of the stadium)
S-w.w.JewishGator.com

Episcopal

Episcopal Chapel House
Chapel of Incarnation
(Chapel House)


http://ufchapelhouse.com
Communion Senrices on Sun.
at 6:30pm and Wed. at 5:15pm.
Oasis in the city-garden (wi-fi)
during day, fellowship, and more!
352.372.8506


www.lstp.org/collegegroup
106 SW 3rd Street. 378-1527

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

Methodist
University United
Methodist Church
The Wesley Foundation meeting
at the Presbyterian S C
1402 W University Avenue
Sunday worship at 11:00am
Bible Study Wednesday at 7pm
ufiveslev.com for more into

Baptist

Westside Baptist Church
Sunday School and Sen ices
9:15am & 10:45am
10000 W. Ne berry Rd.
352-333-7700 x1 10
westsidebapti.t.org


appucauo ip n rom Uo s wuru,
plus service projects, large
group events, free meals, and
much more... |
(directions and events calendar
at www.gatoriforchrist.org)


Unitarian

,rLU aNit salist
Fellowship
Nurture s our spirit. Help heal
our world. Sunday worship and
Sunday school: 1 lam
4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles
north of UF
377-1669 www.uuf.org






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GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1
service facility. We repair ALL brands of
scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor
rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run
by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our
customers 376-6275 8-18-08-25-11
*MOTORCYCLES / SCOOTER SERVICES
TUNE UPS, DIAGNOSTICS, ENG WORK,
VALVE ADJ, TIRES. 'WE DO IT ALL"
rpmmotorcycles.com OR CALL 352-377-
6974 518 SE 2nd St. GVILLE 8-18-26-11

INSTANT CASH$$$
For any motorcycle or scooter, running or not.
I come to you, call anytime- 352-441-0442
Please leave message. 5-27-08-5-11


1996 Suzuki GSF 600S Bandit, Red,
Excellent Condition, 20 K mi, 2008 UF decal,
. shop manual, want to sell to student. $2,000
obo. Call 352-219-6744. 5-29-08-4-11


Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave
Best Prices, Selection & Customer Service.
E-bikes, Scooters, Acces. and More!
Mobile Repair/Pickup
352-373-8823 www.swampcycles.com
8-18-23-11.

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FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 8-18-25-12
CARS - CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
8-18-25-12
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
8-18-08-25-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
8-18-25-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE * FREE 0 FREE* FREEOOO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 8-18-25-12

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

*FAST CASH PAID*
For cars, trucks, mopeds & motorcycles '94
& up. Running or not. Segovia 352-284-8619
8-18-25-12
New Car College Grad Financing Incentive.
Graduating in 6 months? OK. Assoc Arts,
or Bachelors? OK. Graduated in last two
years? OK. Call today, offer expires 4/30.
Call Bob Williams 352-215-9285 6-19-
28-12
2007 Toyota Camry (LE) for $1,9000
(Negotiable!)
Miles: 8500
Exterior Color: Dark Gray
Interior Color: Light Gray Leather Seats!
Looks like Brand New!!
Give me a call at 352-359-7717 5-22-4-12
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE sedan 95k auto-
matic, AC, silver with gray cloth, power every-
thing, very clean, $5,900 OBO 352.514.1800
-email for pics- lunadog@cox.net 6-10-
9-12

95 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Automatic. Equipped with all options. 70K
miles. $22,000. Call 727-8148 5-29-6-12

97 CHEVY BLAZER
4 door, 4WD. Cold air, very clean with low
mileage. Equipped w/ all options. $29,000.
Call 727-8148 5-29-6-12


1992 VOLVO 940 GL
Auto/4 cyl/187k. 2nd owner. $1250. OBO.
378-6478 / 870-8626 6-3-5-12

2001 Toyota Carolla LE ".
Champagne 4-door Automatic. 89K miles
& in good condition. $5300 Contact Julia at
954-415-7049 6-3-08-5-12

1999 CHEVY LUMINA
Excellent condition. Runs good. $2500. Call
Shari 352-317-0890 6-6-08-5-12

Police Impounds for Sale! 94 Honda Accord
$750! 94 Toyota Camry $750! For listings call
(800)366-9813 Ext 9271. 5-22-1-12


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Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-18-
25-13

BEAN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for
walks and shopping as needed. We'll have
lots of fun! And you will make a new friendly
Contact 219-6948. 5-22-08-72-13

Ping Pong Table Wanted
Call (352) 692-4728 5-22-2-13"

Help Wanted

This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personar'4i'for-
mation or arranging meetings


LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving
record, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 8-18-25-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for vari-
ous positions. Flexible schedules and com-
petitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at
www.gleim.com/employment 8-18-08-25-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
8-18-08-25-14

Political/Commercial Call Center
Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp
Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential.
352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 8-
18-25-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Specialist, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 x301
www.teamparadigm.com
8-18-25-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr.
KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr.
CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442
8-18-25-14

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


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

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

Phone survey interviewers wanted.
Start work today! No sales,
opinion research only! Flexible.
Scheds! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now!
8-18-25-14

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

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 8-18-08-25-14

Statewide Furniture Installers Needed.
Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting
$10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast
Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must
Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516.
6-3-72-14

G8RBAY.com
* Get Paid & Have Fun 0 Flexible Hrs
& Competitive $ * Sales , Experience
,Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 5-29-08-66-14

Fun summer jobs! Earn Great Payl
City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept.
is now hiring for seasonal recreation
and aquatics positions! Apply Online
today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs
AA/EO/DFWNets Pref Employer.
7-10-08-58-14

RNs/LPNs NEEDED IMMEDIATELY-to cover
Gainesville or Tranton 8 hrs/day - 5 days/wk.
$18-23/hr. Only serious applicants should
apply. Requires Level II background screen-
ing. Call 352-284-2336 or fax 352-353-0437
5-29-13-14
Like Sushi?
Then join our growing Rolls 'n Bowls team
Now hiring motivated, reliable, friendly and
energetic team members for CASHIER/
HOST & PREP positions, P/T & F/T. . Learn
how to make sushi and much more in a fun,
diverse, and high-paced environment. Strong
work ethic and excellent customer service
are an absolute must! Earn great pay while
having funl! Apply in person at 3117 SW
34th St #1, University Towne Center (next to
Carrabbas). No calls please. 5-22-08-10-14

5 STAR PIZZA
is no'vhiring pizza makers and delivery driv-
ers. Great pay, flexible hours. Apply in person
at 600 NW 75th St. 333-7979 5-27-10-14

3 Ladies Needed
3 eve per week
2-2 1/2 hr per eve
$300 per week
*No modeling req
CALL 335-4814
The Lingerie Company
6-3-10-14

T/TH all day NANNY June 23
must be avail thru fall / spring
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 5-22-
08-6-14

FALL NANNY for 7yr old: big sis
needed; start 08-14; MWF 2:30-6
must commit thru May 09
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com 5-22-
08-6-14


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Goal oriented salesperson to work with
aquarium hobbyists. Must have intermed/
adv knowledge. To apply bring resume to
5-22- Karen at Aquatropics. 2100 SW 34th st. 5-
22-08-4-14


Full time nanny needed M-F
every other week; ASAP
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resumepix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 5-22-
08-6-14

SALES AND MARKETING
We are expanding and
seeking self starters,
must be $$$ motivated,
team player, ready to
produce large results NOWI
Call 800-294-4186 8-28-30-14

RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year-round hourly work
* Immediate openings.
* $8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGIS.COM
Or by phone at 352-861-7004 8-18-08-
25-14


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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.


AUTOCAD/ENGINEERING STUDENT
FT M-F DAILY - 40-50 HOURS
WEEKLY - STARTING PAY BASED ON
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
- MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND HAVE
KNOWLEDGE OF AUTOCAD -1 MILE
FROM CAMPUS - EMAIL RESUME
TO WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM
- WEBSITE: RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM 5-22-
08-4-14

Hiring part-time in the UF Dept of Chemistry
Job includes fun atmosphere, inside work,
& general handy man work
No experience required Contact Joey Lott
262-6205 orjlott@chem.ufl.edu 5-27-5-14

WEB PROGRAMMERS, DEVELOPERS,
and ARTISTS wanted at the UF Center
for Instructional Technology and Training.
Develop your portfolio! Please visit our
website for more information. Schedule is
flexible; pay starts at $10.00 per hour. Call
392-7249 ext 230. online application at http:
//www.citt.ufl.edu/employment.php. 5-27-
08-5-14

Opportunity in New Organic &
Sustainable Industry
The Worlds 1st extensive range of
internationally certified organic skin, hair,
body, cosmetic, oral and nutritional products.
Earn income while you study.
www.nothingyucky.com
352-514-9048
5-27-08-5-14

Part & Full Time available. Pinch-A-Penny
Pool & Patio Located behind Home Depot.
We will train you how to be a swimming pool
expert. Have fun and earn money! Apply in
Person 7112 W Univ. Ave. 7-8-08-15-14

Freelance program/web designer wanted.
Help local company integrate business
proccess/forms into paperless environment.
Fax 352.351.0219 or email
humanresourcesdirector@hotmail.com
5-27-08-5-14

Yacht Jobs Available! Entry level positions
for Stewardesses and Deckhands. pay
$2500/mo to start. Travel to Caribbean,
New England, and Mediterranean. Toll free
800-660-4624 or www.crewunlimited.com
5-29-6-14

Veterinary Technician/Assistant
Full or part time, some weekends, holidays.
Experience preferred. Apply in person
at Jonesville Animal Hospital, 14145 W.
Newberry Rd, Newberry. 7-10-16-14


NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Summer 2008
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
5-22-4-14

$10-12/HOUR
Mortgage lender has immediate openings
for college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flexible hours. Apply
in person between 5-8 pm M-Th. 1900 SW
34 St Ste 206 (2nd floor above credit union)
6-19-08-12-14

A Great Day in Your Career

Employee Communications Specialist to
coordinate the implementation of strategic
communication plan; align internal em-
ployee campaigns with external campaigns;
research and develop appropriate commu-
nication vehicles for employees; coordinate
employee events; manage community out-
reach PR activities; serve as the liaison be-
tween corporate and divisions/subsidiaries
of Exactech; coordinate editorial schedules
for in-house production of print materials;
support content management of intranet
and internet; and collaborate with the human
resources team to develop employee reten-
tion activities. Proficiency in journalistic and
technical writing; project management; and
interpersonal skills is required. Candidates
must have a bachelor's degree and 3 years
experience. Please submit cover letter,
resume, and salary history to human.resour
ces@exac.com. For more information please
visit www.exac.com. 5-27-5-14

Maintenance Support Techriichian:
Assist Maintenance Manager with facil-
ity maintenance. 20hrs/week at $9.23/hr.
Flexible work schedule.
Cameron.Carter@MyFWC.com 258-6890
6-3-08-7-14

Nanny needed for two kids during summer
vacation: 9-6 M-F. Want outdoor activities,
Springs, Beach, etc. Call 352-318-5110 5-
27-5-14

Temporoary help needed for Looking Glass
Apartments "turn." Light maintenance, spack-
ling, etc. -Aug. 11-16, more days possible.
$8/hr, lunch is included. Call 376-1111 for
interview. 8-18-25-14

Technician Needed FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec
4011 NW 43rd St. Suite A. 5-27-5-14

Clerical Position FT/PT
Tues/Thurs a must
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec
4011 NW 43rd St. Suite A. 5-27-5-14






Have a 3.6 GPA & want to earn some extra
cash? We are now hinring notetakers for
summer 2008. Go to www.HowlgotanA.com
5-27-4-14

Administrative full time position, Gainesville
sports apparel company, strong computer
skills, excellent growth potential.
call 802.362.2992 cbv@together.net 5-27-
08-5-14

College student to call on fraternities,
sororities & clubs for silk screen and
embroidered products. Call 802.598.3388
5-27-08-5-14

Part-time barn helper needed. Afternoon &
weekend shifts avail. Must have prior horse
exp. Duties incl feeding horses, cleaning
stalls, & other general barn work: Visit web-
site: www.starquarry.com or 352-472-2991
5-22-4-14

Planting, mowing, mulching. Person needed
for lawn and garden care. Flexible hours.
Home located N of the Hwy patrol station.
$12 per hour. Fax resume to 386-462-7935.
6-3-08-7-14


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AM NANNY.15hrs/wk
2yr old / cats / needs long term
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,
pix, sched. gnv@nanoneone.com
08-6-14


Sales Representative to call on 600 local
area businesses for silk screen & embroi-
dered products. FT/PT commission with
draw. Call 802.598.3388 5-27-08-5-14

SANDY'S SAVVY CHIC RESALE
BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING. Great working
environment. PT/FT positions available. $7-
$7.50/hr + incentives. 352-372-1226 - 2906
NW 13th St. 5-29-08-6-14

UF VMC is seeking enthusiastic, outgo-
ing individuals that enjoy working with
2-legged & 4-legged clients. Apply online:
http://jobs.ufl.edu. FT (Req #0705412). &
PT (Req #0705417) positions. $10-12.50
5-27-08-5-14

Food Chemistry Laboratory Director:

Responsible for timeliness and scientific
quality of all routine data generated by staff
of 10 bench chemists for ISO 17025 ac-
credited food testing laboratory. Supervisory
responsibilities include hiring, training,
discipline and review as well as oversight
of daily operations to assure that activities
are carried out in accordance with Standard
Operating Procedures and quality control
protocols. Customer service responsibilities
include meeting customer deadline expecta-
tions and turnaround time requirements.

BS in chemistry, food science, or closely re-
lated discipline and minimum of three years
experience preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Excellent benefit package.

Email resume to janies@abcr.com 5-22-
4-14

HIRING EXPERIENCED WAITSTAFF &
HOSTESSES. Apply in person 39th Ave by
Santa Fe & NW 10th Place off Newberry Rd.
LaFiesta Mexican Restaurant 5-27-08-4-14

Summer Internship for students that are flu-
ent in Chinese and/or Japanese. Students
will help with translations related to business
needs. This is a great opportunity for interna-
tional business or foreign language studies
students. Please send resumes to human.r
esources@exac.com. For more information
on Exactech please visit www.exac.com 5-
22-08-3-14

Fun babysitter needed for 2 children ages 4
and 6. M-F noon to 6 pm through end of June.
Must have car, references, ok with pets. 352-
256-1741. 5-29-08-5-14

Now hiring full time and part time positions
for servers, counter personnel, cooks and
pizza cooks. Stop by Nero's Pizza and
Pasta located at 5240 NW 34th St. to pick
up an application. Under new management.
6-10-8-14

Bartenders/Servers- JP GATORS is now now
hiring days & nights. Make money having fun.
Outgoing go getters wanted. Honesty & de-
pendability a must. Apply at 1605 SW 13th
St. No phone calls please. 5-22-08-3-14

Coffee Company is Hiring pt dependable
and flexible position. Apply at Gainesville
Regional Airport or bring resume be-
tween 7am-2pm must be 18 to apply.
jetfuelcc@gmail.com 5-22-08-3-14

Can you guess her age?
Participants needed for a study of age
perception in voices. $10 for one hour.
Email: debourgeois6@gmail.com
5-27-08-4-14


Help Wanted


MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med students evenings &
weekends. Fax a resume & hours of avail-
ability to 373-2230 5-27-08-4-14

Perfect Part Time Job
Reliable Confident Sales Reps
Needed for PT Evenings, Mon-Fri
Pd Wkly, Pd Trng, Hrly + Comm
Leave Message @352-377-2573 6-17-08-
10-14.

Growing Sales Company
Seeks Asst. Mgr for PT Evenings
Call Center Exp a plus, Good 2nd Job
Send resume to Teleselecti@bellsouth.net
or leave message @ 352-378-2262 6-17-
08-10-14

Work at the historic Thomas Center!
City of Gainesville is looking for a part-time
Building Attendant to help maintain the
beauty of the
Thomas Center and assist with facilitating
events held there.
Apply Online today at www.cityofgainesvil
le.jobs
AA/EO/DFWNets Pref Employer.
6-3-08-5-14

TUTOR FOR ENGLISH SECTION OF THE
ACT for high school student. Teaching experi-
ence required. $30/hr. May 31 - June 13. Call
352-495-2821 5-22-08-2-14

FIVE STAR PIZZA
looking for responsible and reliable pizza
makers. Experience helpful. Apply in person
at 39th aveune location.378-9606
6-5-6-14

Window Blind Installers
Needed part time for independent contractor.
Please call 352-339-4600 6-19-08-10-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-18-08-23-14

Do You Want To
Earn More Money?
Computer Required To Start! FREE Info!
Call Now! (866) 654-5758 7-3-5-14

PT pct/cna/hha needed to care for paralyzed
woman. Exp. preferred.
Will train. Must like dogs,
be reliable. Call 352-395-6527.
5-29-08-4-14

EditorialAssistant- $12.00 hr. Flex. schedule;
permanent PIT. Must be excellent copy editor
w/ strong computer skills. BA in Eng/Math/
Science/Educ. preferred. Email resume to:
info@testprepsystems.com 5-22-08-2-14

Bubbly, charming, personable, patient,
OFFICE PERSON needed, must be com-
puter proficient, 20-40hrs, $9/hr lyr com-
mittment min; exp req; e-mail resume, photo,
class schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com
5-22-2-14

BUILD CAT FURNITURE
Looking for a few good workers-
preferably students. We pay well. Shop ex-
perience helpful, not necessary 337-1535
5-22-08-2-14

PT RECEPTIONIST NEEDED
for busy salon. Must be friendly, efficient
and have neat appearance. Apply in person
Gallery of Hair Design 5109 NW 39th Ave.
3-17-08-3-14






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ll1 Help Wanted

Pilates & Yoga Instructors Needed
Friendly, Experienced, Certified Instructors
Avail. to teach morning, evening & weekend
Classes. Send resume to
humanresources@cmcapt.com
8-18-08-23-14


Mascot, Pt
Want to make $25 an hour just dancing
around and having a good time?
Can you be on your feet for 4-8 hours?
In a mascot uniform?
Are you energetic?
Flexible to work days & weekends
EOE, DFWP
220 N. Main Street
or call 352-375-2152 X323
8-18-23-14


Cleaning Jobs
All Around Cleaning & Laundry
FT/PT Sun-Fri 12pm-7pm $7/hr
Call 256.3323 for more info and interview
8-18-08-23-14


Psychological Assistant 30-40 hrs per
week. Will train. Minimum 1 yr commit-
ment. Minimum qualifications Bachelor's
in Psychology. Inolves administering &
Scoring IQ and neuropsychological tests.
Fax resume to 352-371-1730 or e-mail to
info@cpancf.com 6-17-08-9-14


E l Help Wanted 3

Political Research Center Seeks Callers

Local company is seeking trustworthy, enthu-
siastic people to staff a survey and research
call center. If you like talking on the phone,
are reliable and can relate well to people,
this may be the job for you. Part-time evening
hours and competitive pay in a high-energy
environmnet. Interested persons call 1-352-
212-8733 or e-mail:
Communications.Data@gmail.com
for more information or to apply.
6-10-08-6-14


Teach for Kaplan!
Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions will be hold-
ing a Teacher Open House at our Downtown
Center on Tuesday, June 10 at 7:00. If you've
ever considered teaching for Kaplan, this is
your chance to find out more. Meet our staff,
explore our programs, and begin the ap-
plication process. You can even audition on
the spot! Kaplan teachers receive flexible
schedules, competitive pay, and extensive
training. Call 1-800-KAPTEST or email
katherine.puller@kaplan.com to register for
the Open House. 6-10-08-6-14


Sitter needed to pick up 2 children ages of 10
from school, help with homework and play.
M-F from 3-6 pm, start August. Must have
car, references, and ok with cats. 352-514-
2832 6-5-08-5-14


FEMALE LIFE COACH/COMPANION want-
ed for bright, 21 yr'old female with develop-
mental delays. 3 hrs/day, 3 days/wk, $10/hr.
Great opportunity for OT, PT, Education or
Psych major. Must have a car. 352-514-1181
5-29-08-3-14


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No Truck Driver Experience-No Problem. Wil-
Trans Trucking Will Teach You How to Drive.
Company Sponsered CDL Training. Be OTR
in Three Weeks. (888)368-1205. Must be 23.
5-22-1-14

Drivers: DON'T MISS THIS Sign-On Bonus
35-42 cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR
(800)635-8669. 5-22-1-14

AWESOME FIRST JOB!! Now hiring moti-
vated sharp individuals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training. Transportation,
lodging furnished. Call today, Start tomorrow.
(877)646-5050. 5-22-1-14

HVAC Tech Training! Heat up your career!
No Exp needed. Get Nationally Certified in
3.5wks...Local job placement asst. financing
available Classes start now! (877)994-9904.
5-22-1-14

Collect up to $250/wk of Unemployment
Insurance! If you are unemployed and
haven't filed a claim we can'assist you today.
Start collecting Unemployment Insurance by
calling (800)582-8761! 5-22-1-14

POLICE OFFICERS: Earn up to a $20,000
bonus. Train to protect yourfellow Soldiers be
a leader in the Army National Guard. 1-800-
GO-GUARD.com/police. 5-22-1-14

JOB CRAFTERS, INC. NOW HIRING!!!!!
FIRST CLASS SHIPYARD CRAFTS LONG
TERM WORK FL & AL OVER TIME & PER
DIEM UP TO $24.00+ PER HOUR PHONE:
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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008


ALLIGATOR
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No. 9 hitter makes large impact on No. I team


* UF WILL HOST CALIFORNIA FOR
THE NCAA SUPER REGIONAL.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Writer
kmaistri@alligator.org

It would be hard to call anyone on the
No. 1 ranked Gators (65-3) "weak" after
everything they have accomplished this
season.
But if a casual fan were to scroll down
the lineup card to the No. 9 spot, they may
make the assumption that sophomore
Corrie Brooks might be the UF player to
fear the least.
As Gainesville prepares to welcome
California (43-25) for the first Super
Regional ever held in Katie Seashole
Pressly Stadium, those dose to the team
know that Brooks has become as depend-
able as any other starter.
More than three months ago, the Gators
opened up their season with a 5-0 record in
the USF-Wilson tournament in Tampa.
The group of 20 players had yet to form
an identity, and already the first injury of
the season struck.
Freshman third baseman Shaunice
Harris tore her ACL and would be out for
the rest of the season.


The only other player who had been
taking reps at third base was penciled into
the lineup for what would end up being
the rest of UF's historic run.
"I said to myself, 'I'm going to have to
step up, step into this role,'" Brooks said.
"My teammates helped me a lot.
"They told me, 'You can do it. We be-
lieve in you.'"
It proved to be a big role to fill, but
she would go on to start 65 of 68 games
at perhaps the toughest
position in softball.
Hitters often -come to
the plate with a variety
of skills designed to make
Softball the third baseman's life
difficult.
But Brooks plays closer to the batter
than any sane person should, with a glove
and a mouth guard her only defense.
"Some of them are hitters, slashers and
bunters," she said. "So there are those
times when they come up and you're not
sure if they're going to hit it right back at
you."
Through the early part of the year,
the adjustment to full-time starter wasn't
always an easy one, in the field or in the
dugout.
SEE SOFT, PAGE 26


Sarah Hsu. Alligator StafH
UF third baseman Corrie Brooks waits for the ball in the 3rd inning of the Gators' 3-0 win
against Central Florida during the NCAA Division I Softball Regional final on Saturday.


Nelson stands above Tebow


A hat would you say if I told
you Tim Tebow is only the
second most dominant ath-
lete at UF?
Would you cry blasphemy?
Probably, but that's only because
you likely haven't seen the best UF has
to offer.
The right arm of softball ace Stacey
Nelson has led the Gators to the best
record in school history (65-3) and is
largely responsible for making UF the
favorite to win the national title.
She does not have the same media
attention or buzz as the golden boy Mr.
Tebow, but when it comes to her sport
she is by far the best in the business.
Nelson, who has been practi-
cally untouchable during the 2008
campaign, finished the regional cham-
pionship weekend with a 43-3 record
and a 0.75 ERA.
That's almost as many wins as UCF
(49-20) - the school UF defeated to
win the Gainesville Regional - had as
a team this year.
Don't get me wrong, Tebow's num-
bers are impressive (3,286 yards pass-


ing and 895
rushing). But
for her sport,
the statistics
Nelson has
produced this
Mike year are argu-
DiFerdinando ably better
Mike'D Up than Tebow's.
mdiferdinando@alligator.org "She's un-
e believable -
she won 21 games in the [Southeastern
Conference]. No one has ever done that
before," UF coach Tim Walton said.
The second most wins by a SEC
pitcher this season was 10.
The SEC pitcher of the year was also
a top-10 finalist for the NCAA National
Player of the Year Award - the softball
equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.
After only three years, Nelson has
already claimed the school record for
wins (91) and strikeouts (708).
The California native has cemented
her legacy as the best pitcher, and more
than likely the best player, in school
SEE MIKE, PAGE 26


UF BASEBALL

Gators unable to come back


By SHANNON McCARTHY
Alligator Staff Writer
smccarthy@alligator.org

HOOVER, Ala. - The comeback magic
finally ran out.
After three come-from-behind wins to
earn a sweep of Vanderbilt last weekend, the
Gators could not pull out another such vic-
tory Wednesday.
Playing the Commodores for the fourth
time in less than a week, UF fell to Vanderbilt
7-3 in the first round of the Southeastern
Conference Tournament on Wednesday.
"It was a tough game," senior first base-
man Brandon McArthur said. "It was a battle
just like last weekend."
The Gators will try to bounce back with a
win as they face South Carolina today at 11
a.m. in an elimination game.
Starter Patrick Keating got into trouble
early, and the Gators (34-21) couldn't re-
bound like they had done three times before
against the Commodores (38-18).
"They got an early lead on us and they
kept tacking on runs," UF coach Kevin
O'Sullivan said. "They made it very difficult
for us to get back in the game."
UF's ace suffered his first loss of the sea-


son as he struggled early against Vanderbilt.
Keating lasted six innings but gave up six
runs on nine hits.
"I wasn't working ahead in the count as
much as I needed to be," Keating said. "It
seemed like every time I walked a batter I
gave up a ground ball through the hole. I just
wasn't stringing enough good pitches togeth-
er.... I'm just disappointed I
let my team down."
The Commodores didn't
waste any time in getting
; '. on the board. They opened
up the scoring in the first
inning when Vanderbilt's
Ryan Flaherty singled
Keating home Dominic de la Osa,


who reached base after be-


ing hit by a pitch.
The Gators evened up the score in their
half of the first inning when Cole Figueroa
plated Avery Barnes with a single into cen-
terfield, but Vanderbilt struck right back
with three runs in the next half-inning. The
Commodores opened things up with two
straight singles against Keating, and an error
by Jon Townsend at second base allowed one

SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 25


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-liatispot~ POL***S STIO


Today's question: Who is the most valuable player on the UF
softball team besides Stacey Nelson?
Tuesday's question: If the baseball team wins two or more
games this weekend at the SEC Tournament should the
Gators host a regional? (results at right)


Percent (Votes)
Yes 81% (26)
No 19% (6)
32 TOTAL VOTES


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THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 25


Gators change lineup


* BUDDY MUNROE MOVED TO
DESIGNATED HITTER.

By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Staff Writer
edrexler@alligator.org

HOOVER, Ala. - Where are the
Pigotts of yesteryear?
One look at the Gators' lineup
Tuesday afternoon and you can
hardly tell this team from the one
that began the season, as if they've
undergone major reconstructive
surgery.
Riley Cooper in right field? Buddy
Munroe as the designated hitter? Jon
Townsend at second base?
Just three short months after the
season started against Siena, UF only
had four of its 10 starters in the same
position playing against Vanderbilt.
The personnel shakeup certainly
didn't take place overnight, but a few
key choices had some consequences
in the Gators' opening-round loss
against Vanderbilt in the Southeastern
Conference Tournament.
Among the unusual moves UF
coach Kevin O'Sullivan made in
the game, the most startling was
seeing Munroe's name in the lineup
along with fellow catcher Hampton
Tignor.
Munroe started the majority
of UF's games - 30 of 54 - as a
catcher during the regular season,
but found himself straddling the
pine as the team's designated hitter
in Tuesday's 7-3 loss.
"He's hitting the ball well against
left handers," O'Sullivan said of
Munroe.
Tignor has the best arm of all the
catchers, so O'Sullivan put him in
as part of his strategy against the
Commodores.
. "We were afraid that they might
try to steal a little bit more today,"
O'Sullivan said.
Though the Gators have shuffled
all three of their catchers around
throughout the season, only once
- way back on Feb. 23 - had two
catchers started.
"Collectively, they've done a nice
job," O'Sullivan said.
By the time that decision had


impacted the offense, however, it
was too late in the game to change
the result.
Munroe went 0 for 2 with a walk
before being replaced in the sev-
enth inning by Bryson Barber, who
started 19 games as designated hitter
during the year.
Though Barber didn't get a hit
in his two at-bats either, the team
may have been better off with the
hot Barber beginning the game as its
designated hitter instead of Munroe.
Another move was Cooper play-
ing in right field over Jonathan
Pigott. Though Cooper started the
last 11 games, he struck out once
and got caught in a
. ^ rundown after his
only hit of the game.
O'Sullivan took him
Baseball out in the seventh
inning in favor of
Dustin Bamberg, who started 21
games as UF's designated hitter.
O'Sullivan did not know if he
would start Cooper in Thursday's 11
a.m. elimination game against South
Carolina.
If you change a couple of swings
around and eliminate Townsend's er-
ror in Vanderbilt's three-run second
inning, the outcome could be com-
pletely different and O'Sullivan's
lineup would not be in question.
And changing the lineup even
more from the standard may have
helped - Vanderbilt starter Mike
Minor said that it helped that he
saw so many of the same batters
Tuesday that he did last Thursday in
Gainesville.
"It helps a lot, actually," Minor
said. "I remembered it pretty well
almost every hitter ... I knew against
every hitter almost what pitch I
threw. And today it worked out a
lot better."
The only difference in the lineup
that Minor saw Thursday was
Clayton Pisani starting at second
base.
All the blame for the loss cer-
tainly can't go to Munroe, Townsend
and Cooper. Lineup mainstays Josh
Adams and Matt den Dekker did
not record a hit in seven combined
at-bats, killing the middle of the
Gators' lineup.


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STAFF REPORT

Nestor Briceno isn't done yet.
While the UF men's tennis team. lost
in the Round of 16, the singles competi-
tion is still going, and Briceno made the
most of it. UF's senior edged Texas' 10th-
ranked Dimitar Kutrovsky 6-4, 7-6 (4).
It was the first singles appearance of Briceno's
career. He will now face Pepperdine's 37th-
ranked Bassam Beidas today. It was his third
win against an opponent ranked in the top 10
and sixth straight singles victory. He hasn't
lost a singles match since the quarterfinals of
the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
While Briceno came through, the rest of
his Gator teammates didn't. Senior Greg
Ouellette's decorated UF career came to a
close with a thud as he was upset by Southern
Cal's 29th-ranked Kaes Van't Hof 6-4, 6-2.
Ouellette's 110 singles wins rank fourth in UF
history. He also has won 71 doubles matches.
It wasn't any better for the women, either.
Csilla Borsanyi and Julia Cohen were both
swept in straight sets. Cohen lost 6-4, 6-0 to
Southern Cal's Amanda Fink, and Borsanyi
was creamed by California's Claire Ilcinkas


ces in singles

6-3, 6-2. The UF women will lose Whitney
Benik heading into next season, ail the
young Gators should reload well heading
into next year. The same can be said for the
men as UF will only really lose Ouellette and


Briceno.
No. 29 Cohen has been in the No. 1 slot all
through the dual-match sea-
son and finished the seson
14-8, with 12 of those match-
es against nationally ranked
opponents. The women's
team was eliminated when
they lost to UCLA 4-2 in
the NCAA Semifinals on
Briceno Monday. Benik would've
had a chance to finish her
career with 100 singles victories, but she lost
to the Bruins.
There is still some hope for the Gators,
however, as they'll start doubles play today.
Sophomore Megan Alexander and Freshman
Marrit Boonstra will play against Fresno
State's Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia
Petukhova. The last UF tandem to win a
doubles titles was Whitney Laiho and Jessica
Lehnhoff in 2001.


UF hopes for redemption against So. Carolina


BASEBALL, from page 24


runner to come home.
David Macias and de la Osa then brought
two more runners home to give Vanderbilt
the early 4-1 advantage.
The UF offense that had been clicking so
well struggled against Vanderbilt left-hander
Mike Minor (6-3, 4.26 ERA).
UF had a chance to get back into the game
in the fourth inning when Townsend walked,
Riley Cooper was hit by a pitch and Hampton
Tignor reached base on an error, but Avery
Barnes struck out with two outs to end the
scoring threat.
The Gators had another chance to do some
damage in the sixth inning after-right-hander
Drew Hayes came on in relief of Minor. UF
had two runners cross the plate in the inning
but would leave the bases loaded once again.
A total of 14 Gators were stranded on the
bases.
"The one thing we were very successful
with last weekend was we always were able to
get that one pitch or that one hit," O'Sullivan
said. "Today we struggled to do that."
With the loss, UF fell to 0-6 against
Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament play. This is
the second year in a row the team has suffered


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a loss on the first day of the tournament.
The Gamecocks (37-20) took a 4-0 lead
into the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1
against Louisiana State, but the Tigers rallied
to tie the game and won in the tenth inning on
a home run by Blake Dean.
"When we've had our backs
against the wall, we've always
responded."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach


UF will send Billy Bullock (4-3, 4.20 ERA)
to the mound to face South Carolina. The
tall right-hander pitched well against the
Gamecocks when he faced them in Columbia
on May 2. Bullock earned the win after 5.1 in-
nings of relief, giving up only two solo home
runs and striking out a season-high seven
batters.
Though the Gators now stare elimination
in the face, their coach seemed confident in
his team's ability to bounce back from a tough
loss.
"When we've had our backs against the
wall, we've always responded," O'Sullivan
said. "I don't anticipate tomorrow being any
different."


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26, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008


Gators jump up seven spots at NCAAs


STAFF REPORT

That's more like what Jill Briles-Hinton
was hoping for.
After goinginto the NCAAChampionships
with title hopes, the UF women's golf team
got off to a very slow start, finishing 20th
overall after Tuesday's first round.
But the Gators turned things around - a
little bit, at least - in Wednesday's weather-
tro-bled second round, moving up seven
spots to 13th place.
Play was suspended for more than two
hours as winds got up to more than 60 miles
per hour. UF was only one of six teams able to
finish its round. The remaining teams would
finish play this morning at 7.
After the first day's struggles, the Gators
will take whatever break they can get.
"The weather had a huge effect on the play
today," Briles-Hinton said. "Coming from
Florida, not only do we have to deal with the
elevation of the course and the wind, but we
need to adjust to the atmosphere. The ball
usually goes about 10 yards further off the


irons here, so it's difficult. They had to play
smart and know where to land it, and our
team did a great job of that today."
UF shot a second-round score of 299. The
Gators have a total score of 600 (+24) after

Redshirt Junior Ornella
Jouven led UF with a par
72 as she nailed four bird-
ies, three of which were on
the final nine holes.
"The team really
- brought it back," Briles-
Hinton said. "It was windy
KJouen when they began and it
worsened as they contin-
ued to play, but the team posted some solid
rounds today."
Freshman Jessica Yadloczky is also play-
ing older than her age, as she moved into 39th
place, moving up 14 spots. She had two con-
secutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes.
On the other hand, senior Tiffany Chudy,
after finishing seventh overall at the Central
Regionals, has struggled somewhat and is


tied for 80th overall. She was able to make 13
pars, but her score was brought up with five
bogeys.
Redshirt freshman Nicole Schachner was
able to move up eight spots on the leader-
board and is currently 114th. She improved
six strokes off of her first-round finish.
Hannah Yun, also a freshman, hasn't been
able to keep the momentum going from her
solid regionals, as she's currently +12 and is
tied for 104th. Briles-Hinton has given Yun
and Yadloczky credit for helping the team's
mental toughness, which has been a big help
for the team's success this season.
Southern California and UCLA are cur-
rently tied for first with scores of 584 (+8).
The Southeastern Conference does have
some better representation with Alabama
(+8) in third place and Arkansas (+14) tied
for sixth.
The Trojans' Belen Mozo is the leading
individual, shooting an impressive 140 (-4)
through two days.
Play will continue through today and con-
clude on Friday.


Pac-10 historically dominates NCAA Tournament


SOFT, from page 24


While the rest of her team-
mates were lighting it up and
having career years, Brooks was
still making the adjustment to the
college game.
"I thought I'd come in here
and do the same thing I had done
in high school," she said. "It's a
lot tougher than you think it is.-
Pitchers are a lot better."
In her first 29 games she car-
ried a .224 average and commit-
ted six errors in the field.
At- 1at point, Southeastern
Conference play had just begun,
and the level of play was only
going to get tougher for the
sophomore.
The next game rolled around,
a Sunday contest to dose a series


with Arkansas in Fayetteville.
That 7-2 victory over the
Razorbacks marked the turning
point in Brooks' season.
She scratched out two hits,
drove in a run and never looked
back.
Over her next 38 games, she
raised her average to .279, "hit
three home runs and played the
role of a sure-handed hot comer
as the Gators, seemingly, forgot
how to lose.
"My confidence and limit-
ing myself to swinging at good
pitches have really helped me,"
she said.
And last weekend, she helped
the team on the biggest of stages.
Brooks capped a 7-2 win
against Georgia Tech with a line-
drive shot over the center field
fence.


The next day, she got UF on
the board with a solo home run
over the left field wall against a
tough Central Florida team with
even tougher pitching.
In two consecutive at-bats, she
tripled her home
_ run total.
"It was awe-
some," she said.
"Mary [Ratliff]
Softball said, 'You dou-
bled your home
runs in two days!' That felt really
good, especially in post-season
regional play."
The Golden Bears have their
work cut out for them with a
dominating Gators team that is
playing in their second consecu-
tive Super Regional. UF lost to
Texas A&M in the third and deci-
sive game last year.


The Pacific 10 is a conference
rich in softball history, which the
Gators pointed out often in this
week's media opportunities.
Since the inaugural Women's
College World Series in 1982, the
Pac-10 has taken home 19 of 25
titles (the 1995 title was also won
by UCLA but was later stripped
away by the NCAA), including
six of the last seven.
In 2002, the Golden Bears took
home the program's first and
only title.
"They are who we strive to be
very soon," UF coach Tim Walton
said.
By contrast, the SEC has never
won a national championship.
This weekend, the Gators
will try to show that if Brooks is
their weakest link, they like their
chances.


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shares with the man who has
his name plastered on the side
of Florida Field.
If you're having trouble
buying all of this, I don't blame
you.
Even Nelson doesn't think
that she's all that great.
"I don't feel like I'm a domi-
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I'm fooling a lot of people," she
said.
Well, Stacey, I think that the
rest of the SEC would probably
have to disagree with you about
that.
Nelson struck out 127 batters
this season in conference play.
The junior has carried her
program into an era of unprec-
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Before her arrival, the Gators
best postseason ranking was
only a 13 seed.
How much difference can
one player make?
Well, practically all the dif-
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I With Nelson leading the
way, the Gators claimed the SEC
regular-season and tournament
titles as well as the No.1 over-
all seed in this year's NCAA
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You tell me.
If Tebow is Superman, then
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14-time All-American UF grad joins Olympic team

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By AMYLYNN DAWSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
While many recent UF graduates are
entering the work force this summer, one
alumnus is preparing himself for the most
important 11 days of his swimming career.
This August, Adam Sioui, 26, will com-
pete in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as a
member of the Canadian swim team.
Sioui, who graduated from UF in 2006
with a degree in English, swam for the
Gators and Coach Gregg Troy for the four
years he spent in Gainesville.
"Adam has a great work ethic and has
always been a key member of the team.
We've always felt that Adam had Olympic
potential," Troy said. "It's good to see him
achieve his goals."
Troy, who has coached at UF for the past


. 10 years, said he has high hopes for Sioui
this summer in Beijing.
"I just want him to visualize his poten-
tial and realize his talents," Troy said. "He
knows the value of working hard, and it
shows."
Sioui, a native of Trenton, Ontario, began
swimming in his grandparents' pool when
he was 9. He later turned his hobby into a
lifelong passion.
Sioui has been named an All-American
swimmer 14 times and is regarded as one
of the best swimmers in Florida. In 2002, he
was the SEC 200-yard freestyle champion
and captured the title again in 2003.
This year, Sioui set the national record in
Canada for the 200-meter butterfly time at
the Canada Swimming Trials in Montreal.
In Beijing, he will compete in the 100 and
200 butterfly and the 4x200 freestyle relay.


Sioui has been chasing his Olympic
dream for nearly eight years. In 2000, he
tried out for the Canadian men's swim team,
but missed the opportunity to compete in
the 2000 Sydney Olympic
Games by three-tenths of
a second.
"Even though I've
had setbacks in my ca-
reer, I've never lost the
dream of competing in the
Olympics," he said. "I've
been able to persevere,
Sioul and I'm finally now real-
izing the goals I set all those years ago."
With his 6-foot-6-inch muscular frame,
it would be easy to think that Sioui would
not have to make any improvements on his
fitness. Sioui, however, said that he spends
nearly every day swimming and lifting


And although he aims to eat heafhilfy,
Sioui said he makes exceptions.
"I like to treat myself with the occasional
entire bag of candy every now and then,"
he said.
Sioui said that as necessary as physical
preparation is, mental preparation is of
equal importance. Sioui said he has learned
to enjoy his successes more and to forget his
failures more easily.
"At the end of the day, this is just a
sport," he said. "I've learned to have fun
with it more and enjoy my experiences
along the way."
While Sioui says he plans to keep swim-
ming a part of his life, he also hopes to fur-
ther his education after the Olympics and
move to New York City.
As far as competing in Beijing, Sioui
expressed his feelings quite simply: "It's a
huge, huge honor."


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28, ALLIGATOR . THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008


Speights waits as pre-draft camps, workouts near


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
" bsteele@alligator.org

Marreese Speights didn't hire
in agent so he could have the pos-
sibility of returning to UF.
But more than a month and a
ialf later, Speights is stuck doing
.olo workouts, with no more of .a
:lue where his future stands now
han he had when the Gators' sea-
on ended.
It's not an easy situation for
)layers, such as Speights, who
ire not guaranteed lottery picks.
f your name isn't Michael Beasley,
)errick Rose, Kevin Love, Jerryd
�ayless, Brook Lopez or - even
vith his current issues - OJ Mayo,
hen you're sitting at home won-
lering if you'll be picked in the top
0 or be a late second-round pick.
knd second-round picks don't get
guaranteedd contracts.
"Right now he's working
>ut and trying to keep himself
n shape," said UF coach Billy
)onovan of his big man Tuesday.
'Buflike anything you see or read
ight now, it's speculation. People
now maybe the first 10 to 12
,icks, because it's maybe a little
,it more obvious. But after you
nove out of the lottery, I really
believe from about 15 until about
:0 nobody has any idea. You've
een kids think they're going to go
n one area in the draft, and you
now what? They don't."
Donovan's not just trying to
ure Speights back, either, as his-
ory ba&s up his point.
Last season, Arizona's Marcus
Villiams left after his sophomore
'ear in hopes of being a lottery
.ick and dropped down to the
third pick in the second round,


where he played less than 37 min-
utes all season.
In 2006, Alexander Johnson left
FSU early and dropped down to
the 45th pick overall.
The Gators even had a recent
example when Taurean Green
dropped down to the 52nd
pick. The year before that it was
Pittsburgh's Chris Taft who was
hoping to be a first rounder but fell
to the second.
Couple that with the NBA gain-
ing more and more of an overseas
influence, it makes it even harder
for college players.
You've seen kids think
they're going to go in one
area in the draft, and you
know what? They don't."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

The first time Speights will get
the opportunity to work out for
NBA teams will be at the Orlando
Pre-Draft Camp, which takes place
at the end of May and beginning of
June. An official date has not yet
been released. Speights will have
the option of deciding whether to
play in Orlando or just hold indi-
vidual workouts for teams. If he
plays in Orlando, he could move
up the charts, but his weaknesses
could also. be exposed against
other players hoping to move up
in the draft. His lack of endurance
has been questioned while at UF,
and that could be a hindrance if
he chooses to play. But not many
players have Speights' skills as a
finesse big man, either.
"I just want to make sure they
do have the right information, but


right now there's no information,"
Donovan said. "We've gotten to a
point where we finished playing
our season over six weeks ago,
and that's the unfortunate part for
a lot of these kids. There's no new
information."
Donovan brought up the point
that if Speights is drafted in the
second round, he wouldn't have
a guaranteed contract and teams
would be able to let go of him
more easily than if they had spent
the money required on a lottery to
mid-first round pick.
So far mock drafts are mixed


when it comes to Speights.
NBADraft.net has Speights lottery
bound at No. 12 to the Sacramento
Kings while DraftExpress.com and
HoopsHype.com have him at No.
21 to the New Jersey Nets. ESPN's
Chad Ford has him going to the
Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th
pick.
CALATHES HEADED FOR BEIJING?:
Nick Calathes will get the op-
portunity to try out for the Greek
National Team and, if they qualify,
could be headed to Beijing for the
Olympics in August. Calathes'
grandfather was born and raised


in Greece. Donovan said he hopes
Calathes will get the opportu-
nity to play in the Olympics, even
though he'd miss workouts in
Gainesville.

MACKLIN IN CLASSES: Donovan
confirmed Tuesday that recent
Georgetown transfer Vernon
Macklin has enrolled in classes
for Summer A. Macklin, a 6-foot-
9 forward, will have to sit out the
upcoming season due to transfer
rules but should add some needed
size and athleticism to UF's small
frontcourt when he's eligible.


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Coach Billy Donovan believes the NBA should change its rules so college players have more time to de-
cide on whether to come back. Marreese Speights (right) will have to make this decision soon.


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VOLUME 101 ISSUE: the independent florida alliator F~~i Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 147 We Inform. You Decide. THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008 Murder trial begins for former Shands nurse By APRIL DUDASH Alligator Staff Writer adudash@alligator.org A murder trial began this week for a former Shands at UF nurse charged with killing a woman in November 2005 by injecting her with a powerful anesthetic. The state began its presentation of evidence against Oliver Travis O'Quinn, 29, on Tuesday. He is accused of killing a woman who his former roommate said he was infatuated with. The case will probably be presented to the jury Friday, said Bill Cervone, state attorney. If charged with first-degree murder, O'Quinn could face a sentence with parole. life no Michelle Ann -Herndon was found dead in her home with a needle-puncture mark on her left arm, according to the Gainesville Police Department report. During a search of the victim's home, police found a bottle of propofol, an anesthetic, and assorted "drug paraphernalia" used in the delivery of intravenous drugs, the report said. The medical examiner said the level of propofol in the victim's blood rendered her immediately unconscious, according to the report. Two other bottles of different drugs were found, and all three were traced back to Shands at UP. O'Quinn's former roommate had introduced him to Herndon. SEE MURDER, PAGE 11 PUBLIC SAFETY Man assaults local jogger A woman was attacked and raped Wednesday morning while jogging in Haile Plantation, according to local deputies. The attack occurred at about 6:30 a.m. in the Indigo Square Neighborhood, which is at the intersection of Southwest 94th Street and Southwest 46th Boulevard. The 36-year-old woman suffered multiple serious injuries that were not life-threatening. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment. "This goes down as one of the worst sexual batteries I've seen," said Lt. Steve Maynard, spokesman for the Alachua County Sheriff's Office. A passing jogger interrupted the attack and witnessed the man get into a dark-colored four-door sedan before driving away. The victim described her attacker as a black man of medium build who was wearing a black shirt and black shorts at the time of the attack. He was armed with a silver-colored handgun. The area of the attack is being canvassed, and Haile residents are being contacted about the attack through a prerecorded phone message. "This goes down as one of the worst sexual batteries I've seen." Lt. Steve Maynard Alachua County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputies have also called UF police to advise them of the crime and to tell them to notify UF students, Maynard said. 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The eco-friendly fountain will supply air in the pond and make it a habitable environment for fish, turtles and aquatic life other than the algae and tadpoles currently there, Wojcik said with a laugh. Orange and blue lights will illuminate the fountain at night to intensify patriotic sentiment in Gator students. A.Stud-tU The memorial is a lowlabor project, which could be completed in as few as 30 days once orders are made, Wojcik said. As all 53 senators present at the meeting confirmed their support by voting in favor of the memorial, the veterans at the front of the room smiled. Sen. Eric Wolf stood up from his seat to perSEE SENATE, PAGE 11 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers : A Gator mom and former UF student with multiple sclerosis is in the finals of a national health contest. See story, Page Five. 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2, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 News Today ON THE WEB Former Alligator staffers win national journalism honor Three Alligator alumni earned spots on a newswire service's list of America's top 100 college journalists. Jenna Marina, Nick Zaccardi and Megan Taylor were named to the UWIRE 100 and are spring graduates of UF's College of Journalism and Communications. The list was released Wednesday. UWIRE officials spent three months sorting through 500 nominations of students from 134 different schools, said Ben' French, UWIRE's vice president and general manager. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed five students, the most of all universities, followed by Pennsylvania State University and the University of Iowa. UF was next in the rankings, tied with Syracuse University, Indiana University and the University of Texas at Austin. Nick Zaccardi joined the Alligator in January 2005 and worked until he graduated. 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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 3 STUDENT LIFE Progress slow in Einstein's case BY ELIZABETH LEVA Alligator Contributing Writer The lawsuit against Einstein's Notes, a note-selling business run by student employees, for allegedly selling UF professors' lecture notes without permission has continued to thicken, albeit quietly, Although the case has yet to appear before a judge and no major decisions have been made, both sides have taken small steps in their arguments since early May. The first legal complaint filed by Faulkner Press, the software company used to supplement professor Michael Moulton's courses, blamed both Einstein's Notes and its owner, Thomas Bean, as being equally eligible and responsible for the charges of the case. The charges were filed in early April. Moulton teaches Wildlife Issues in a Changing World and Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives, large lecture classes that require students to buy electronic textbooks printed by Faulkner Press. Since the lawsuit, the company pulled its notes for those classes. Einstein's Notes responded in early May, submitting a request that the charges not be considered worthy of a lawsuit, whether they are true or not. Jim Sullivan, attorney for Faulkner Press, followed by writing an amended version of his first complaint. Most changes were to minor details and typographical errors, Sullivan said. But Suilhvan also revised his argument in favor of charging Bean personally for the actions of Einstein's Notes. "We hope that the judge will view this case as one where it is appropriate to pierce the corporate veil and go beyond the company in our charges," Sulliain said. "We hope that the judge will view this case as one where it is appropriate to pierce the corporate veil and go beyond the company in our charges." Jim Sullivan Faulkner Press attorney Bean said he does not consider himself personally responsible for the charges. He continues to discover support from UF students when he least expects it, he added. "I just found out about a Facebook group called 'Boycott Faulkner Press, Save Einstein's Notes,"' he said. "It's cool because I don't even know the kid who made it." The group had 24 members as of Wednesday night. Despite the support, Bean said the case is in the hands of the judge now, not the students. Veterans prepare for Memorial Day protest MADELINE DUBE Alligator Contributing Writer This Memorial Day weekend, Gainesville motorists might notice something a little different about Eighth Avenue. At 4 a.m. Saturday, 4,569 tombstones -one for each American soldier killed in Iraq and Afghanistan -will begin to be placed along the road at its intersection with 34th Street and continue east for a mile. Scott Camil, who received two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam, is also founder of the Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace, the organization that will be staging the event. Camil said he believes the upcoming event, called Memorial Mile, will be "a very graphic display of how many people have actually died in these two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." In observance Local of Memorial Day, News there will be veterans and volunteers on site 24 hours a day until sundown Monday, said Camil. The group, which seeks to raise awareness of the evergrowing number of casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, also stages weekly demonstrations on Tuesday afternoons. WE THINK MORE THINGS SHOULD BE FREE. Say hello to VyStar Credit Union and say goodbye to hidden fees and extra charges on your checking, savings, and loans. Since 1952, our focus has been on delivering the highest quality financial services at the lowest possible cost. Stop by our new Gainesville Branch and introduce yourself to the kind of service you deserve. At VyStar, we never forget that it's your money. JOIN TODAY and Start Enjoying Alt That VyStar Has to Offer. JUST SOUTH OF ARCHER RD ON 34TH ST. 352-372-1645 wwwvystarcu.org Free Checking and Savings Interest on all Deposit Accounts Low interest Credit Cards with Rewards No Closing Cost Mortgages* Free Internet Banking Free Financial Counseing Ails Lians Student Accounts IRAs -Health Savincs Accounts We never (orget thil it", yotirm1oney. 499 Daily Lunch ADOPTION 10% iscnunt far .. .JF empluiges Living/Medical Expenses Paid Loving, extremely financially secure family.drearns of giving your baby the best in life. Please call Jill and Steven via our Attorney Jodi Rutstein 1 800-852-0041 -Confidential 4,133050 IEVI NEW,\AA EYEGIA __EX ONE HOUR Butler Plaza Inext to Archer Rd. Wal-Mart) 335-1232 PRESS SERVICE E Ntewberryi Square (next to Newberry Rd. K-Mart) 332-3937 I I I -J VYSTAR MEMBER SHIP 15 OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWIN G CO UNTIES: .L A iiA -F .-BIA010oD -GL Y(0UMrljn -biV,11

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 ON CAMPUS Pony field to serve as temporary commuter lot By MAGGIE LAWRENCE Alligator Contributing Writer Construction on Pony Field will soon provide a temporary parking lot for UF commuters who normally park across the street. Starting June 1, commuter parking will move from the Small Commuter Lot on the east side of Gale Lemerand Drive to the new temporary lot across the street at Pony Field, said Scott Fox, director of UF's Transportation and Parking Services. The temporary lot will allow for the construction of the new Southwest Parking Garage Complex, which will cover the existing Small Commuter Lot. The Small Commuter Lot offers about 300 parking spaces, said Jeff Bair, project manager for Pony Field construction. Pony Field will be paved and the temporary lot will provide about 175 spaces to offset those lost to the garage construction, Bair said. "We don't want students and "We don't want students and faculty to suffer any more than they have to." Jeff Bair project manager faculty to suffer any more than they have to," he said. Fox said people who use the Small Commuter Lot are commuter-decal owners and some faculty and staff. "Commuter lots are precious parking spaces," he said. "It is necessary that we provide alternative spots for commuters." The construction of the temporary lot has a $340,000 budget, he said. The Pony Field lot will stay open for about one year until parking shifts back across the street to the Southwest Parking Garage. The garage is scheduled to be completed by summer 2009, Fox said. The garage project will cost about $20 million. Once the garage opens, UF's Physical Plant Division will return Pony Field to a completely grass lot, Bair said. Early site work for the garage is slated to begin in June. The garage is expected to provide about 950 parldng spaces -roughly 620 more than before, Fox said. Fox said parking designations for the garage are still undecided but will likely be a mix of students, faculty, commuters and faculty carpoolers. GPS units to be installed in early June By THOMAS STEWART Alligator Contributing Writer In a matter of weeks, the question, "Dude, where's my bus?" will finally be answered. Beginning the first week of June, UF students will be able to view the location of their buses online, said Bob Miller, associate vice president of UF Business Affairs. The project has been pushed back a number of times and was last scheduled to be finished by May. Global Positioning System units will be installed on 50 Regional On Transit System buses that run on 29 different routes, including the Later Gator and Lake Wauburg routes and two new routes that will debut in the fall, Miller said. Except for the Lake Wauburg route, all the routes will be city routes that go from on-campus to off-campus locations, Miller said. UF Transportation and Parking traffic court reserves will cover the cost of the first year -$204,000 -which includes installation and maintenance, he said. The UF transportation access fee will fund $110,000 of the $143,000 yearly cost after that, he said. RTS will cover the remaining $33,000. Although it has been previously reported that students will be able to track buses by sending a text message to a number, Miller said that sort of initiative is not in the works at the moment. It may be added GPS on RTS Buses By the Numbers 50, RTS buses will have 61'S 29 different routes Will be tracked $204,000 is the start-up cost for the first year $143,000 is the annual cost for up keepa Mikala Kuchera / Alligator Staff later on, he said. Also planned for some future bus stops are LCD screens that will display the locations of the buses and features that will notify students if a bus is full. The GPS units will allow officials to analyze bus flow data so that they can tweak the routes and make them run more efficiently, said Kevin Reilly, Student Body President. TransLoc, the company providing the GPS service, also provides similar services for other universities, including Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Harvard University and Yale University. On its Web site, www.transloc-inc.com, students can view the bus tracking maps for these other universities. A link to the site will likely be posted on the UF Student Government Web site once the UF GPS units are functional, Reilly said. UF physician resigns after possibly leaking patient records 0 THE SECURITY BREACH INVOLVES 1,900 PATIENTS. By KATIE SANDERS Alligator Staff Writer ksanders@alligator.org A UF physician resigned Monday after university privacy officials discovered he gave away a computer containing the confidential information of about 1,900 patients. Dr. Francis D. Ong, an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the UF College of Medicine in Jacksonville, kept records such as patients' digital photographs, names, dates of birth, Social Security or Medicare numbers and patient medical information on the possibly breached computer. UF privacy officials sent mailings containing a brochure about protecting financial information to nearly 1,900 patients Ong treated from July 2005, when he started his position, to December 2007. David Behinfar, HIPAA compliance manager at the College of Medicine, said the security breach was discovered when Ong informed administrators he was having issues with providing patient photographs to insurance companies because he did not have thecomputer anymore. Ong told officials on April 23 he gave the computState er to a Jacksonville News family he knew around late January or early February for personal use, Behinfar said. The computer was returned to UF privacy officials on April 25. Behinfar said Ong insists none of the patient information was viewed while it was with the Jacksonville family. A family member wiped the computer's operating system Feb. 24, and most of the information relating to Ong's patients was erased, Behinfar said. Behinfar said a UF computer forensics lab was able to find some remnants of pictures in sotne areas of the hard drive, but everything else was lost in the installation of the new operating system. It is against UF policy to store confidential patient information on anything other than protected university servers -not a computer hard drive. Behinfar said punishment for violating privacy codes include termination and suspension, varying on the incident. Behinfar said Ong's patients are being encouraged to put fraud alerts on their financial accounts. He said most of Ong's patients are concerned for identity-theft purposes, but the news has been fairly well received so far. "They understand the actions that were taken," he said. "A lot of people are just looking for advice." Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff A student boards a Regional Transit System bus in front of Rawlings Hall Wednesday evening. GPS tracking will allow students to look up the location of buses online in early June.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 5 NATIONAL NEWS Former UF student reaches finals in health contest By VICTORIA WINKLER Alligator Contributing Writer Though Eileen Friedman has multiple sclerosis, she hasn't let her illness slow her down. Since her diagnosis, the mother of two has run in three New York City marathons, works for various charities and is now a finalist for a national contest rewarding a woman over 40 who embodies good health -on the inside and out. Friedman, 46, is one of five finalists for a national ABC News contest, sponsored by ABC and Prevention magazine, called "Are you the Picture of Health?" She is a 1981 graduate of SFCC and attended UF briefly, later transferring to American University for her bachelor's degree. Friedman's daughter, Rachel, is a UF junor, and her husband, Ron, graduated from UF in 1983. She was diagnosed with MS in 2000, but she hasn't let it affect her well-being: She only buys groceries from Whole Foods Market, and, typical of most marathon runners, she exercises regularly. Talking to "[Multiple sclerosis] is unpredictable, so what can I control?" Eileen Friedman contest finalist Friedman, you can almost hear her smile, even as she talks about her illness. "[Multiple sclerosis] is unpredictable so what can I control?" she said. "Every healthy choice I make and everything I put in my body" Friedman's charity work also speaks for her character. In 2007, she and her running partner decided to make MS stand for "Mean Something." The pair raised $24,000 in donations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by running in the New York City Marathon. If Friedman wins, she will be featured in Prevention's September issue and will receive a $5,000 prize and another $5,000 to make a donation to the charity of her choice. Friedman said she would like to donate all $10,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. New campus group caters to theme-park enthusiasts 0 THE FIRST MEETING WILL BE ON CAMPUS TONIGHT. By LAURA KUBITZ Alligator Contributing Writer Sunny Ferrero has a passion for theme parks and knows there are other UF students who share her interest. Ferrero, an inter-disciplinary biomedical sciences graduate student, said paying for transportation and finding people to share the experience has been her only setback. As president of Amusement Park Partners, a new campus organization, she is determined to find other students who love to go to theme parks. Student Amusement Park L.ife Partners will be holding its first -meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the common room of the Diamond Village housing complex. Ferrero's goal is to plan group trips and carpool, which will help alleviate the high transportation costs. The only requirement to join is an annual pass to a theme park or the desire to get one. The group plans to make its first trip this weekend. Ferrero be3 V e. lieves the Memorial Day weekend crowds will not deter theme park enthusiasts from sticking with the club. "No other form of recreation can do what an amusement park visit can do," she said. "Going to theme parks resets my week so I can work more efficiently." 'TIe 5alon @716 552.226-8656 716 W. Aniverastj Avcnue Gainesville, rL 526o i NSIEFTUREA LEARNER Are you interested in a career in education? Become a math or science teacher through a new minor at the University of Florida. Now registering for fall 2008 classes. Keeping your summer D'Litefully cool with Gainesville's BEST soft serve ice cream! No* WIT'H A 34th & Williston in the J?,jblix shopping center, vww.gatordlite.om 375-4484 373-2969 4216 NWI6thiBlvd 521,8,W 34th St 352-378-703 1718 W. Univ. A F M-A L10 DDcJ 7 06P-"'LDXJrA Create a design for the 2008 Student Football T-Shirts that expresses the following theme: "UF Football". In addition to having his or her design featured on the 2008 UF Student Ticket Holder T-Shirt, the grand prize winner will also receive a cash award of $250 and a 2008 student season ticket. The first runner-up will receive a $125 cash prize and the second runner-up will take home $75. FOR MORE INFORMATION LOG ON TO www.GatorZone.com

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 Editorial s it just us, or are these nascent summer days disappearing more quickly than Hillary Clinton's chances of being the Democratic nominee for president? We at the Department of Darts and Laurels can't believe Memorial Day weekend is already upon us. Soon we'll be at the half-way mark of Summer A, and before you know it, we'll be gearing up for tailgating and another Gator football National Championship chase. So sit back, relax and soak in some of that scorching summer sun as we present you with the latest edition of Darts & Laurels To start off with, we chuck a here's-one-more-reason-welove-to-hate-corporate-media-mastodons DART to Clear Channel Communications, whose billboard advertising arm -Clear Channel Outdoor -has taken it upon itself to remove some trees from our backyard so we can more clearly see the bombardment of corporate advertising we just can't get enough of. In yet another example of Big Business taking a screw-theenvironment-and-your-community-values attitude, Clear Channel had four oak trees cut down along Northwest 13th Street because the trees had the temerity to obstruct one of the media empire's billboards. Never mind that the city of Gainesville invested thousands of dollars to install and maintain each tree as part of a city beautification program. We expect this sort of behavior from the corporate goon squad, but we can't imagine why the Florida Department of Transportation and the courts would allow this to happen. Shame on them for caving to the fat cats. Up next, we toss a we-appreciate-the-thought-but-perhaps-there's-a-better-way-to-iniprove-your-invaluabe-service DART to Regional Transit System for delaying the unveiling of the Global Positioning Systems that will be installed in 50 RTS buses, allowing students to track those buses on the Internet. While we applaud innovation in attempts to better serve the student body, perhaps there are better alternatives to spending a small fortune on high-tech gizmos. Like, say, purchasing more buses, hiring more drivers or adding more routes. It is a rarity, indeed, for these pages to be filled with anything short of contempt for the usually tone-deaf and selfserving members of UF's Student Government, so it's with great pleasure that we present a kudos-for-patting-someoneother-than-yourselves-on-the-back LAUREL to the Student Senate for voting unanimously to appropriate $80,000 for the construction of a veterans memorial on campus. Although you would have to be smoking something pretty strong to think the war in Iraq is anything less than an unmitigated catastrophe, that doesn't mean we don't owe a great debt of gratitude to our brothers and sisters in uniform. They deserve to be honored at every opportunity. And it's nice to see the Student Senate extol them in such a lasting way. Finally, we award an at-least-someone-in-this-theocraticleaning-state-gets-it LAUREL to the Miami-Dade County Commission for following California's lead and approving the establishment of domestic partnership benefits. The commission -who obviously read Tuesday's Alligator editorial, where we implored our fellow Floridians to reject the politics of bigotry and embrace the equal protection of the laws -approved a measure to provide same-sex couples with hospital visitation rights and health care benefits on par with those enjoyed by married heterosexuals. Although this is but a small step toward full social equity, it is an encouraging one nonetheless. 0 fl indeendet r flrida Devin Culclasure EDITOR Jessica Ponn MANAGING EDITOR Joshua Fredrickson OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor shohad not exceed 150 words (about one Ietter-stzed page). They must be typed, doublespaced ahd anaxt inluade the athor's name" clssifiation and pone numbr Nes lbewtedf t "he 16 wieshs astause.Wereservethe r ight todtfrIerimhgramayleardtu-, Senteta to tettersalitgato.or,. bring them he 1105 W, University Av.~e,t oreed tei to t.O. Po,, 14257, Gainesvlle, FL 32604-2257. Calmse, ot ahout 550 wordabout or.t'.,ad toptoo aS edital catosaeals welcome. Qahatta,,' Call 376-4458. Opinions SUPPLY o BIG OIL EI ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion NOMICS Tax cuts to blame for budget shortfalls As UF waves goodbye to $69 million and a small army of faculty and staff, perhaps you are asking yourself, "Why do we have to give tip so much anyway?" Is it the faltering economy? Partly. But the most likely answer is tax cuts. Every couple of years, we hear the same tired speeches from politicians. They are going to cut taxes, save us money and give us free ice cream every Wednesday afternoon to help us get through the week. The problem with that logic is, without any tax revenue, the state can't afford ice cream. One thing we must understand is that tax cuts mean service cuts, and the first service to be placed on the chopping block is higher education. Cutting taxes during an "economic slowdown" while waging a couple of wars, tends to result in less money for things like books, teachers' salaries, health care and cancer research. Yet year after year, we keep cutting taxes. What's that old definition of insanity? But why would any responsible public official continually subject us to such a disaster? Easy. It wins elections and doesn't really affect them much. Unlike many of our "representatives," most of us are not old, white millionaires. This means when we get a few hundred bucks in tax breaks, they get tens of thousands. When funding for our public schools gets cut, they send their kids to better private schools. When UF's funding gets cut, their kids go to an Ivy League school. The problem comes right back to Tigert Hall. While our professors' salaries and jobs get cut, we suffer from tuition hikes, enrollment decreases, spurious non-Bright-Futures-covered fees and program Brandon Sack closures, President Bernie Machen Speaking Out receives a $300,000 bonus. With that $300,000, we could have saved at least five associate professors for at least a year. If Machen was enduring what many of our peers, faculty and staff are going through, perhaps he would more readily criticize our elected officials for neglecting one of our state treasures: Florida's public university system. Rather than being diplomatic, Machen should publicly decry the Legislature's lack of commitment to their constituents. But instead of challenging the Legislature, Machen hired Sen. Mike Haridopolos, who holds no advanced degree and who was instrumental in passing Amendment 1 -the inequitable property tax cut that serves to deplete state and local government funding for education. This wouldn't be so bad if Haridopolos wasn't getting paid $75,000 a year for part-time work. Way to build morale at a time when we are firing well-qualified professors across the board, Bernie. So what can we do about this other than complain? Write your state and federal representatives, your local officials, even your mom, and tell them you are not going to take tax breaks for the wealthy at the expense of education. Hell, even get out there and protest a bit. But even more importantly, come November, remember these budget woes, and don't vote just because someone promises you an extra $20 a month. Vote for someone who promises fundamental reforms that put education, health care and the average Floridian first. Brandon Sack is a biomedical sciences Ph.D. candidate. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Rea dle response Today's question: Do you think tax cuts are hurting Florida's economy? Monday's question: Do you think same-sex marriages should be recognized in Florida? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 49% YES 51% NO 46 TOTAL seTES W /

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 1 ALLIGATOR, 7 Guest column Reality television creates distorted American dream he American dream used to be the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. People came to America in hopes of living out their own rags-to-riches story. Today, the American dream of 81 percent of people ages 18 to 25 is to be rich and famous, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Fifty-one percent said their top goal was to be famous. Andy Warhol said that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. Reality TV has made this possible, but at what price? The entertainment value of reality TV is very low. The first show of this kind was "Candid Camera" in 1948. We have come a long way since this good-natured program. Today, people give up their dignity and self-respect for a chance to win money on shows such as "Fear Factor." Here, put your head in this box, and grab the eight keys with your teeth. Oh, and the box is filled with tarantulas, scorpions and snakes. And these people do it! They do it for the chance to win $50,000. The key word being "chance." Job-based~ reality shows such as "The Apprentice" and "Hell's Kitchen" have more merit, as the ultimate prize isn't simply money and fame -it is a job. Viewers aren't just Gina Lea Nicki watching a competiU-Wire tion, they're watching a job interview. But the fact remains that the producers are counting on the unscripted drama to sell the show. There's a reason there isn't a TV series based on watching real job interviews. In .24 seconds Google can give you nearly 3.5 million results on David Archuleta. In case you have been living in a cave since January, Archuleta is the 17-year-old who has a shot at being the next "American Idol." How long will his fame last? Of the six previous "Idol" winners, only Kelly Clarkson's and Carrie Underwood's records have reached platinum sales. We are experiencing substandard entertainment because so many people have a misconstrued idea of what will bring them happiness. Although we may complain about poor entertainment, the bigger problem is how it 's effecting our society and the attitudes these programs foster. With such a large percentage of young people hoping to become rich and famous, we may not have enough hard-working, productive members of society to sustain this country and what it was founded on. Gina Lea Nickl is a student at the University of Utah. HEALTH INSURANCE "Students need Health Insurance. Help protect yourself from the rising cost of medical services. You deserve quality health insurance coverage, and it is available for you. We at Chip Williams & Associates will help you acquire that insurance."' Chip Williams WE FIND ANSWERS. CHIP WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES A Contracted General Agenco For: Independent Insurance Agents B3ueCross BlueShield of Florida Q1Bill Croel led Bile Shield Associatfln Form Number: 18533-599SU 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue Open Water Class Starts May 30th New Exquisite Apartments! Stroll to UF and the Hospitals Fall 2008 leases available! COMMUNITY AMENITIES Pnvate parking garage -oated access aExtensre wo kOlt area nat sa een TV's orr cardio equipmrent Indoor A/C basketball sports cou t -rlirards / gare roo m spot s pub area PON, rIsudeck & sootlird spa Reserrrrs rrib wti 40 plasm a TV's DobV sLrrarun sunCI d MOVie rheater Wi-Fl htot spots UF 1 W81 Ae APARTMENT HOME FEATURES 7 c'roiteriorir, floor '1n desigira SIMLrrirI12n 3 sr bulesiroiri opts lrrs' sioii ii ii ni cc' Iciis 9 foont vaurlted ce'liiies SGOrmret kitchens/ granite Coiiitertp5 f Lill-si,e W'D & Whirpiool Appliances Palios, bar er s/lofts i slect units) -Carde'ri tiubs' i seiles i runit ) Call, Click or Visit today! 1210 SW 11th Ave 352-376-2341 1 emailkinfo@wildflowergainesville.comFEE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR SUMMER A/C TERM TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MAY 23 AT 3:30 PM PAY ON ISIS (WWW.ISIS.UFL.EDU) WITH MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS OR ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER FROM CHECKING ACCOUNT. PAY BY CASH, CHECK, MONEY ORDER, DEBIT CARD, MASTERCARD OR AMERICAN EXPRESS AT UNIVERSITY CASHIERS OFFICE, S113 CRISER HALL PAY EARLY ON ISIS TO AVOID DELAYS DUE TO INCREASED TRAFFIC A U S A T U F C E S *-'S FOR QUESTIONS, CONTACT UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL SERVICES 3208 Finally! A prescription wth side effects you wrant Blueberries and red beans are powerful remedies against cancer. Research shows that fruits, vegetables, and other lowfat vegetarian foods may help prevent cancer and improve survival rates. A plant-based diet can also lower cholesterol. For a ii cc a,, ritriin iboket with Cancer lighting recipes, call roll-free 1-866-906-W FLI or visit aweCaser lraj'ctrgi GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 25% OFF any one GNC Product ca, na xco bne' eAC'! 3914 SW Archer Rd STUDENT LOANS ON ANYTHING TV's Stereo's -Jewelry Musical Instruments Tools We buy gold & cash checks BEST JEWELRY & LOAN 523 NW 3rd Ave. (352) 371-4367 pawn brokers f09 t ,A N1011 C E

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8, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 Domestic partnerships offer alternative security 0 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS THE LATEST TO OFFER BENEFITS. By JENNA LANIA Alligator Contributing Writer Miami-Dade County followed the lead of other Florida counties and cities, enacting domestic partnership benefits for non-married couples regardless of sexual orientation Tuesday. Gainesville has offered benefits since 2000. Domestic partnerships offer an alternative to marriage for same-sex couples when marriage isn't an option, as in Florida. Gainesville enacted a domestic partnership registry July 2007, which publicly acknowledges partnership. It ensures equal opportunity for domestic partners to provide care to loved ones in life-threatening times. Since then, 72 couples have signed up for the registry, said Kurt Lannon, clerk of the commission. Benefits offered to domestic partnerships include health insurance, financial securities, sick leave and mourning period leave. The city does not offer marital status; instead, it recognizes financial reliance of domestic partners. Domestic partnership benefits have been available for the last eight years, said Steven Varvel, head of the city's Risk Management Department. Joe Antonelli, president of the Gainesville Community Alliance, a social organization for gays, lesbians, transgenders and bisexuals, is currently on vacation in Boston, where gay marriage is legal. Although benefits and the registry help, Antonelli said, domestic partnership is in no way equal to marriage. "Domestic partnership in Gainesville is a step in the right direction." Joe Antonelli Gainesville Community Alliance president "All it is is having an equal treatment of relationship. That's really all that it boils down to," he said. "The one in Gainesville is open to all people -heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, whatever. It's not exclusive to gays." But he said equal rights would only be accomplished through gay marriage. For now, he settles for the city's progressive efforts for domestic partnership. "Domestic partnership in Gainesville is a step in the right direction," Antonelli said. Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers $$ NEED EXTRA MONEY $$ FREE DENTAL SCREENING ADA 0140 (limited a(lNxam) & SIA 02722 N-I r ) OFFER VAL II H ROUGH JUNI 200S BE PAID TO PARTICIPATE $200 PrPolure III~~. IE'r paIisI wVllIII aly S. icipat in tIII I NIIloi cuIIwe iW-"VHII Mlo TO SCI-IEDULE AN IN II(01 OP &WSIINN DIXIll N MIAIN N I APPOINTMENT SHOPPING PLEASE CALL 2442 N. MAIN ST. 81 OFDLS, Inc. 1R uu 3N0 MUST BE IS YO & NOT 'REGNAN To PARTICIPATE THE PATIEN I ANIANYOTHERPERSON RESPONSIBLEI R PAIENN INI AS I IF RIGHT TO REFUSE F.TO PAY, CANCEL I'SNMINT OR B1 RI MINIL REl I IRSF EN INR ANY OTE R SERVICEEXAMNINAIION OR TRLAMIENI THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESL IT OF AND WITHIN A 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO TE A DVhkTISEMSENI FOR TH H IkF DISCOL NTED FEL OR FREE SERVICE. EXANIINAIII)N OR TRE.TNIN I NOW LEASING! ON $1 2O/M )NTH -1 t -j WWWs,' AIEs Y~rLE PAL J3co ~ 3S2A44627 A Iiigator Summer Speial The Independent Florida Alligator is giving away Free Co orAds to our contract customers. Call Your Sales Rep Today! 376FGG84 Value Added Column Inch Contracts Value Added StandingContract 60 column inch contract I FREE I Color Eighth Page Ad (2 120 column inch contract I FREE I Color Quarter Page Ad (2 200 column inch contract I FREE I Color~Third page Ad (3 300 column inch contract I FREE I Color Half Page Ad (5x 600 column inch contract 1 FREE I Color Full Page Ad (5x 1 1200 column inch contract I FREE I Full-Color Full Page, A full proc *Deadline for column i 2x4)., 4 standing ad contract I FREE I Color equal sized ad x8, or 4x4) -Mustbe signed by July 17, 2008 x7) 8 standing ad contract 1 FREE 2 Color equal sized ad &,5) -Must be signed by July 3, 2008 3) 12 standing ad contract I FREE 3 Color equal sized ad d (5xI 3, -Must be signed by June 12, 2008 essed color) 16 standing ad contract I FREE Full Color equal sized ad -Must be signed by May 29, 2008 nch contracts to be signed is july 24, 2008 COLORS Orange, Blue, Yellow, Red, Green LIMITED TIME OFFER I

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 9 UF prof. warns of dangerous Fla. python population Snakes attack deer alligators in wild BY ELIZABETH LEVA Alligator Contributing Writer Slithering, scaly snakes are populating the state by the thousands and swallowing alligators as they go. Frank Mazzotti, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor, has published a new report highlighting facts about Burmese pythons and explaining how and why these petsgone-wild need to be captured. The pythons in Florida consume prey as large as white-tailed deer and American alligators, but Mazzotti's study reveals large captive pythons also sometimes kill their owners. Considering that the pythons can grow to UF be 23 feet long Re8568Ch and close to 200 pounds, they can sometimes be too large to handle. "People deliberately release them because they get too large to handle as pets," Mazzotti said. Once in the wild, the pythons find one another and reproduce, leading their presence to increase steadily over the last few years. The snakes can swim and travel at incredible speeds and have spread from the Everglades as far north as Manatee County, Mazzotti's report states. Of the 99,000-plus Burmese pythons imported into the United States since 1996, a few hundred have been captured or found dead in the Everglades, according to the report. Gainesville is not ruled out as a potential destination for the serpents, he said. "I don't think there is any place in Florida that these snakes couldn't survive," Mazzotti said. Sidewalk Surfer A break dancer performs in the Ku'Damm district of Berlin on Monday. The area is a major draw for tourists and shoppers. SHANDS Local hospitals earn nursing honor Six Shands Healthcare facilities in Gainesville earned the most prestigious national honor for excellence in nursing last week. Five of the facilities received the honor for the second time. To earn Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, hospitals must meet the standards of nursing excellence in quality, leadership and research, said Irene Alexaitis, vice president of nursing and patient services of Shands at UR Alexaitis said the facilities designated Magnet institutions "They have proven once again that we continue to deliver excellent nursing care." Irene Alexaitis Shands at UF vice president of nursing and patient services are Shands at UF Dialysis Center, Shands HomeCare, Shands Rehab Hospital, Shands Florida Surgical Center and Shands at UF. Shands Vista was added as the newest honoree this year. "I can't say enough how proud I am of them as a team," she said. "They have proven once again that we continue to deliver excellent nursing care. Hospitals must submit an apphcation to earn the honor every four years. Alexaitis said it is sometimes difficult to earn the award more than once because the credentialing center keeps raising the bar. "You can't stay stagnant or else you won't get it," she said. -NATHALY LONGAS UF to host national steel-bridge competition at O'Dome E STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE the American Society of Civil Engineers. U.S. WILL COMPETE THIS WEEKEND. The UF steel-bridge team is one of 42 civil engineer teams from various univerUF will host the 2008 National Student sities vying for first place in the weekend Steel Bridge Competition this weekend at competition. the O'Connell Center. James Fall, the competition's director and The competition, which is scheduled for a UF civil engineering student, said he and Friday and Saturday, is sponsored by the his team started preparing for the event two American Institute of Steel Construction and years ago. The judges will evaluate each bridge's lightness, aesthetics, economy, efficiency, stiffness and construction speed Student on Saturday. Life Kyle McLamore, UF engineering junior, is one of eight students competing this year. McLamore said his group has been working nonstop for 10 months on its steel bridge. In preparation for the weekend, his team has begun work on assembling the bridge, he said. The competition is based on how quickly everything is put together, he said. Fall said UF's team put in a tremendous amount of time getting ready for the event. "It's going to be amazing," he said. -JENNIFER WALKER Harn exhibit shows Hindu art BY ELIZABETH LEVA Alligator Contributing Writer A wave of gods and goddesses has flooded the Ham Museum of Art in a new exhibit of works from across the sea. The art museum and the UF Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions collaborated to develop the exhibit, called "An Ocean of Devotion: South Asian Regional Worship Traditions." The exhibit debuted in March and will run until October. Each item comes from the Harm's collection, and some have never been shown. Vasudha Narayanan, UF religion professor and co-curator of the exhibit, said it is significant because art is central to Hindu culture. All 32 objects on display represent Hindu deities and symbols ranging from the third century to the 20th century. As Narayanan moved through Narayanan the exhibit and explained the Hindu significance of each item, she smiled and referred to most pieces not as objects but as "little jewels." She said the 13th century conch shell carved with images of the Hindu god Vishnu is one of her favorite pieces. Vishnu means "all pervasive," and many pieces depict Vishnu holding the conch shell and the wheel of time in his hands to represent his ability to cross space and time, she said. He appears in paintings, sculptures and statues throughout the exhibit. "It's amazing to see the same theme interpreted by different people in different media from different time periods," Narayanan said. She said the exhibit was made possible by art donors. "They could have kept these pieces at home," Narayanan said. "But they chose to share them with the world." Jason Steuber, the museum's curator of Asian art, said the exhibit has been the destination of school trips, university groups and professors. Narayanan said she hopes to help the museum expand some Hindu-focused exhibits in the future.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 11 LOCAL City offers free music downtown By CHRISTOPHER MYERS Alligator Contributing Writer The String Kings plan on grabbing their guitars and entertaining any Gainesville resident who decides to come out to a free Friday concert. The classic rockband will play from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Downtown Community Plaza as part of the city's six-month-long Let's Go Downtown "Free Fridays" Plaza Series. The String Kings are known for covering songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Eagles and Johnny Cash as well as playing some originals. 'We've all got day jobs," guitarist and vocalist Danny Brasher said. "This is our hobby, but we've gotten a real good response playing the era of music that we have chosen to play" A free concert will take place every Friday through Nov. 2 at the plaza, located on University Avenue about a block east of Main Street. "The idea is to bring our community together through the arts," said David Ballard, events coordinator for the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs. The city has been coordinating the series for about 12 years. It is intended to give citizens something to do on Friday nights and to also bring business to the downtown area, Ballard said. "The idea is to bring our community together through the arts." David Ballard City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs events coordinator "We hope that a lot of people will go out and have dinner before they come to our 8 o'clock concert," he said. He also said people who enjoy Gainesville's nightlife might want to go to the concert before hitting the clubs. The series offers a variety of music genres, from psychedelic rock to blues and jazz. "We try to get a really diverse style of different music so we can appeal to all folks' tastes," Ballard said. "We are very fortunate that we have so many incredible bands in the Gainesville area.", With the help of a Black Music Month grant, the city has managed to book musicians beyond the Gainesville area and will bring in Sam Rivers in June. Rivers is an 84-yearold jazz multi-instrumentalist who has played with Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Jimi Hendrix. The rest of the series is paid for out of the City of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs' budget. "It's the taxpayers' money," said Donnie Sloan, chief of Sloan's Security, who works each week at the event. "They should come out and enjoy their money." Veterans applauded at Student Senate meeting SENATE, from page 1 sonally thank the veterans for their efforts before they left. "I just wanted to thank you all so much for the service you've given on behalf of our country," Wolf said. And Wolf was not alone. The room was filled with applause when Senate President Kellie Dale dismissed the veterans from the meeting. "Congratulations," Dale said as people clapped. Wojcik said he appreciated the Senate's approval and interpreted it as a meaningful declaration Student of their support. (Ok~vffl1Ii "It's not about making a political statement, and it's not pro-war or anti-war," Wojcik said. "It's about supporting our student veterans in The Gator Nation." GREAT LOCATION 3 RESORT-STYLE SWIMMING POOLS FITNESS CENTER & CARDIO ROOM TANNING BED PRIVATE BEDROOMS & GAME ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOMS BILLIARDS, CARD TABI E & KITCHEN LIGHTED BASKETBALL COURT INTERNET & SATELLITE TELEVISION PROVIDED SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS COMPUTER CENTER PLUS 11 ESTATES 352.692.1313 3527 S.W. 201 AVE. THE \VEUFM Police report: O'Quinn infatuated with victim MURDER, from page 1 The roommate described O'Quinn as being infatuated with Herndon, the report said. O'Quinn suddenly left for New York City on Nov. 8, about a week after Herndon became engaged to her boyfriend of four years, the report said. On Nov. 9, O'Quinn was, forced to resign from Shands' surgical intensive care unit. Herndon was found dead in her home a day later. Police found O'Quinn at his part-time job as an emergency-room nurse in Williston, Fla. O'Quinn said he would contact police later in the month, the report said. In late November, O'Quinn's father said his son was in Tennessee and that O'Quinn was sad because O'Quinn a girlfriend of his died from an overdose, the report said. O'Quinn fled the country soon after and had to be extradited back to the U.S. O'Quinn's arrest warrant was made in January 2006, and no bond was set at that time. His first appearance was in October. This week, testimonies have already been given from Herndon's mother, the medical examiner and other medical experts who explained the drug used on Herndon, Cervone said. Cervone said the death penalty wasn't considered in this case because O'Quinn had no prior criminal history. I soZotfice 1or details um6 .4

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Shameless Singing Karaoke bar features intimatE HAYLEIGH SIMPSON AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER A typical American concept of karaoke usually involves a smoky bar with disinterested patrons chugging beer while some poor soul on stage tries his best rendition of Journeys "Don't Stop Believin'." While the latter does have its charm, some people prefer to embarrass themselves among friends. JOA Karaoke provides a cozy alternative to the common karaoke bar. Located on Southwest 75th Street, JOA is Gainesville's only Korean-style karaoke bar. Korean bars consist of various karaoke rooms that customers can rent by the hour. JOA has three rooms, each with a karaoke machine, sofas and coffee tables for drinks. Customers have control of the lighting and the option to play provided tambourines to set the mood. Meanwhile, the bar at the front of the building allows customers to order drinks while their friends belt out their favorite tunes. "I believe the type of songs they Korean style offer is what appeals to me the most because I can go to any other karaStaying true to its origins, JOA oke bar or location in Gainesville for offers a selection of songs in Korean, American songs," said Brian Dang, a Japanese major at UF. Kevin Hwang, a native of Korea, 6v We don't have a stage, founded JOA in 2004. but people use the Initially, the bar attracted mostly uthe pou, w tev to Koreans and other Asians. tables, the couch, whatever to But it has recently attracted more sing and dance. American customers who prefer the T( Woo intimate atmosphere. JOA assistant "I would say it's about 50-50 now," said TK Woo, an assistant Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and at JOA, referring to the Asian and other Southeast Asian languages American demographics. in addition to an array of songs in "Lots of students tell me that English. they went to Asia for study abroad and liked the way karaoke was over there." Woo said he thinks singing on a stage in front of others you don't know can be a scary experience for many people. Dylan James, a UF sophomore, prefers the bar's style. "Having a private room keeps all the embarrassment contained in one space," James said. For those who can sing and aren't afraid to show it, JOA gives them a chance to shine. "We don't have a stage, but people use the tables, the couch, whatever to sing and dance," Woo said. N Good news for classic-movie buffs: N "It's me, Mario!" N Thinking about a new do? "He was nice about it. It A summer program is showing free See how "Mario Kart Wii" stacks up Check out our fashion column was like a photo shoot, weekly film screenings outdoors against previous installments on page 14 to see what's hot like let me take like 14 Visit www.alligator.org/theavenue in our review on page 13. in Hollywood this summer. mugshots." to see the story. Shia Lafeouf, describing being booked after his 2007 arrest.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 13 television Overexposure, fading novelty define 'Idol' decline ANA MONTANO AVENUE WRITER The show that revived Paula Abdul's career and hooked audiences for six seasons has lost its grip on American viewers. Though the show still tops the ratings list, the success of "American Idol" is fading. Success, like all things, is relative. And compared to its previous seasons' numbers, the show has taken a dive. The show has slowly lost its viewers each week, and it is now 10 million short of its usual devotees -the lowest since the sophomore season of "Idol." So why has Fox's cash cow stopped producing? There are many factors working against the show, not the least of which is overexposure. Since the show's beginning, its popularity has proven to be as much a curse as it was a blessing. Tabloids and commercials flood viewers with updates, contestant gossip and reruns. Viewers are starting to turn their backs on their once beloved weekly routine. Another reason for the decline is the flash-in-the-pan quality that comes with being an overnight sensation. American Idol ushered in a new era of television with its competition gimmicks and viewer voting. But the novelty wears off, and the fad starts to fade. It is undeniable the show had a successful premise, but after hearing Simon Cowell unleash the same insults for more than six seasons, the gig is up. All these factors aside, the biggest problem "Idol" faces is that the competition doesn't really mean anything anymore. When the show debuted, people tuned in to vote their favorite contestant into stardom. And it worked. Kelly Clarkson is still a household name, but the title loses its pizzazz when it is shared with 26 others. Who can remember the winner from three seasons ago? Half of all "Idol" winners have already been dropped by their labels, leaving both viewers and "Idol" hopefuls disheartened. This creates a vicious cycle of indiffirence, which affects the quality of applicants. And with less-than-stellar singers, the hope of finding a new star is gone. Though Fox will surely squeeze every last drop of money out of its most successful show ever, it seems like there's no saving this one. On new record, Scarlett's letter is a lowly F ROBERT HILSON AVENUE WRITER In hindsight, the Woody Allen films should've been a big, waving red flag. Scarlett Johansson snply doesn't care anymore -not about her image, not about her career and not about the poor bastards who will actually spend money on "Anywhere I Lay My Head." On her MySpace page -come for the pics, stay for the droning -the plat-blonde starlet describes this new album of butchered Tom Waits covers as "indie" and "alternative," which is entirely appropriate given it is independent of quality and an alternative to something you would want to hear. Best known for her compelling contributions to "The Island" and "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie" -she also starred in "Lostin Translation" ages ago -Johansson lends her talents to eleven tracks Johansson of synth pulses, Gregorian chants and animal noises. Unfortunately for her, looks don't translate to CD, and David Sitek's production doesn't do the actress any favors. Her husky monotone fits this recording like skinny jeans fit the Pillsbury Doughboy. Johansson does score a few points for shirking the cred-shredding bubblegum cich6s of other crossover casualties -Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff come to mind -in favor of an avant-garde sound that disposes of chart-topping expectations. But the complete lack of catchy melody or upbeat tempo snuffs out the mere prospect for entertainment, mindless or otherwise. Indeed, even the single "Falling Down" zips along with all the grace and speed of an asthmatic threelegged tortoise. The pick for best song goes to "Fawn," as it has two major factors playing to its advantage. One: It has no vocals. Two: It's over in less than three minutes. Even Waits' usually spot-on verse can't escape the sonic scourge. In "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," Johansson sings, "I don't wanna put no money down/ I don't wanna get me a big old loan/ work them fingers to the bone." Apparently, life's a drag when you're 23, beautiful and filthy rich. Lyrical content aside, the fact is Scarlett Johansson just isn't cut out for this gig. That being said, the whole music video concept could be right up her alley. I While calling "Mario Kart" the greatest spin-off series of weaponbased kart racing might be as ridiculously specific as hailing TLC the best all-female R&B vocal trio of the '90s, the game has earned that detailed title. Since its debut on Super Nintendo, "Mario Kart" has only continued to grow in popularity. The appeal of hurling Koopa shells and navigating around discarded banana peels while piloting a cartoon vehicle has yet to fade, even in the age of realistic games like "Call of Duty" or "Grand Theft Auto." The newly available "Mario Kart Wii" has successfully acclimated itself to the seventh console generation by incorporating online play but has retained the appeal of older versions by including complex elements to remain challenging for veteran players. Taking "Mario Kart Wii" online is much quicker and much less frustrating than it was with "Mario Kart DS" or with any other Wti game with online capability. 'Mario Kart Wii' retains series' charm tackled are the introduction of tricks and motorbikes. Although people tend to resist change in video game paradigms, purists should feel comforted because the game does not differ wildly from the beloved older versions, and new vehicles and strategies are easily mastered. Finally, the game is noticeably harder than previous "Mario Kart" games. The highest difficulty level was nearly impossible when first playing the game. I don't care how hard you rocked "Mario Kart 64" when you were 11; this version will -have you starting on Easy. "Mario Kart Wii" is certainly a giant leap forward for Nintendo, which has been taking baby steps in catching up to the online prowess of X-Box Live. As the social element of an after-school "Mario Kart" challenge at a friend's house becomes antiquated, "Mario Kart Wii" bridges the gap between '90s nostalgia and the age of online convenience by allowing friends to compete in a game that is both utterly familiar and utterly revolutionized. Both races and battles can be played online against friends, regional opponents or players across the globe with the push of a button. The game plays seamlessly, and you can enter matches instantly. The two areas where Nintendo excels are innovation and preservaThe appeal of hurling Koopa shells and navigating around discarded banana peels while piloting a cartoon vehicle has yet to fade. tion. Nintendo rarely makes the same game twice even when adapting to different consoles. Playing with the included Wii Wheel, while admittedly difficult, adds a whole new dimension to the game. If that doesn't suit your style, Nintendo has made the game playable with four other controller styles including the Gamecube controller, so that no one is left in the dust. New game elements that must be ALLIE CONTI AVENUE CONTRIBUTING WRITER K Sarah Hsu / Alligator Staff Free weekly screenings of classic films will be offered on the lawn of the Thomas Center, pictured here. Visit www.alligator.org/the avenue to read an article about the summer program. Cowell

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14, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MAY 22,2008 Get ready to shed your sexual inhibitions Hi, my name is Annie. I am a sexual enthusiast, contemporarily known as a freak. I am a free spirit whose life philosophy fits better with the hippies in the '60s than those of my generation; I love everybody but not anybody. I come with standards and morals. -By no definition am I a sex pro, due to my bad knees, but I'll try almost anything once. And I will use those experiences to connect with you. I want to be the one who helps you tie up the loose ends in your sex life, the one who breaks down your sexual barriers, kicks in your front door and strips you of your inhibitions. I want to help you relieve some stress and enjoy some good sex -or at least talk -because once you get intimate with someone, not much else matters. When there's soft kissing, deep rubbing and hard grabbing you're not thinking about what you scored on your organic chemistry test, what to wear to that party or what time your meeting is tomorrow. What matters is that climax, when you lose all control, go with the flow and just enjoy the moment. Sex is beautiful, and according to recording artist Ludacris, if you're not a fan, then you're just not doing it right. So I'm here. You can confide in me, and we can learn from each other. Whether you're an expert or still playing on the beginner level, my goal is to write about what is important to you. For those of you who are just getting your feet wet, I will talk about dating, relationships and love. And for those who are looking for something a little more risque, I will talk about threesomes, onenight stands, masturbation and the like. Either way, I plan on rocking your world. First, we'll start slow and then, like great sex, I will have you coming back for more. You can send future topics or questions to Annie.dear@hotmail.com. Summer brings new hair trends 0 N EMILIE WILLIAMS AVENUE WRITER Rihanna cut hers short. Katie Holmes and her daughter sport matching looks, and Lauren Conrad wore one in just about every episode of "The Hills" last season. You guessed it girls: I am talking about this summer's fiercest hairstyles -the pixie cut, the bi-level bob and the side French braid. For Rihanna showed she's a risk Rihan taker by chopping her locks for matic, Katie the cover of her recent album, "Good Girl Gone Bad." She might be a sa loved it so much she trimmed for yo her hair even shorter for a boyish-yet-feminine cut that's ruling the runway this season. To master this dramatic look, your stylist should go as short as possible in the back and leave a longer section of hair around the front of your face. With this edgy cut, add a metallic headband for a touch of femininity. For those who think Rihanna's style is too t na 0 f, u dramatic, Katie Holmes' bi-level bob might be a safer choice for you. Tell your stylist to cut your hair just below the jaw line, add soft layers for texture and keep the side you part your hair on slightly longer than the other. This style also looks great with bangs. If you love your long locks but need a fresh, easy look, then try Lauren hose who think Conrad's side braid. 's style is too draSimply part your haion lmes' bi-level bob the side, gather three small r sections and French braid r choice the hair along the side of your head. Fasten it with a bobby pin, and you're ready for any occasion. The braid looks great with super straight locks, but you can also dress it up by putting the remainder of your hair in a low bun or a teased ponytail. These are just a few of this season's hottest hair trends, so go out and find the one that best fits your personality. G H T F R D A y S A T U R D A Y 1982: public Service Announcement, Thunder Over Water, EMA 9 p.m., $5 The Atlantic: Everybody Out!, Anchor Arms, Virg ins, The Enablers 10 p.m., $6 Market Street Pub: Hours Eastly, The Pull Out, Dr. Chrome & The Soulbones, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds 9 p.m., $6 The Hippodrome: hen She Found Me" 7 & 9 p.m. $7 The Hippodrome "Then She Found Me" 7 & 9 p.m. $7 W lndvri Ave t E li ndst Ave LZDiIIIIII 3 ~ NW 1I EZIII AII F7 ii F r :E 4 (~ ( I

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 N ALLIGATOR, 15 For mo ino N guide to ning ou contact Jennier Wiliams Aigotor Advertising, ------Armerica n Caf6 Gardens Caf6 Gardens has been just across from campus since 1976. This quaint landmark establishment with award winning courtyard dining is perfect for any date or gathering. Open 7 days. For live music schedule, call 3762233 1643 NW 1st Ave ASE s a Liquid Ginger Asian Grille & Teahouse 101 SE 2nd Pl. (behind Hippodrome Theatre Downtown) Offering Asian Fusion Cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Join us Tuesdays for Wine Night, half off all bottles. Wed and Thurs night $4 martinis. Open for lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 Sun 12-5 and dinner Sun-Thurs 5-1 Opm Fri-Sat 5-10:30 pm. Coll 371-2323 for a reservation. Adam's Rib Co. Voted Gainesville's best Ribs! Serving Breakfast,'Lunch, Dinner Dine in, carry out, or catering. Your hometown BBQ headquarters minutes from UF. 2111 13th St. 373-8882 Hrs. Sun-Sat 9am-9pm Delivered by Gatorfood Omi's Kitchen Gainesville's Best in Cuban, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. New menu items prepared daily! Come try our famous Cuban sandwiches and slow roasted pork. We cater 7 days a week! Visit us in the Tower Square Shopping Center at 5729 SW 75th Street. 373-0301 43rd St. Deli at I3th St. Our professional and courteous staff specializes in addressing your breakfast and lunch needs. Our breakfast menu includes, "size of the plate" pancakes, three-egg scrambles, French toast, two-egg breakfasts, four-egg omelettes, and daily breakfast specials. For lunch, we offer Reubens, gyros, light lunch platters, Cubans, melts, soup, salads, and daily lunch specials. Until two o'clock on Saturdays and Sundays we have an extended breakfast specials menu. Our breakfast specials include favorites like southern fried grits, pan seared oatmeal, smoked sausage, benedicts, stuffed French toast and sweet potato pancakes. We also pride ourselves in being VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY JUST MINUTES FROM CAMPUS ON NW 13th STREETJoin us for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 -11am, Saturday 7am -2pm; Sunday 7am -2pm. Lunch is offered Monday through Saturday I1am -3pm. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY STUDENTS CAN SAVE 10% BY PRESENTING THEIR STUDENT ID. I 3th St. location only. 1501 NW 13th St. 373-3354 Chutnees, Fusion of flavors from India. Try our incredible weekend lunch buffet for 10.99 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:30, am -3:00pm. Dinner hours: Tuesday to Sunday 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed on Monday's 3833 Nw 97th Blvd Phone: 333-1133 www.chutnees.com Local &Organic Mildred's Big City Food When you eat at Mildred's you're investing in your community! We buy more local food than ALL other restaurants combined. Our Food is NOT Processed. Start Living Healthy! Fresh Food Made From Scratch! LOCAL. ORGANIC. GOOD. Inexpensive specialty cakes! JUST MINUTES FROM CAMPUS-ON THE BUS ROUTE 3445 W. University Ave. 371-1711 www.mildredsbigcityfood.com New Deal Cafe Keepin' it fresh. Keepin' it real. We buy fresh products: Meat, Fish & Veggies NO ONE comes close to our commitment to sustainable agriculture. Best Burger in Town!!! This 1 2oz MONSTER is the best BANG for your BUCK!! Try Gainesville's Undiscovered Diamond in the Ruff. Stellar Martini Menu & Beer Selection! 371-4418 Gyros Plus 1011 W. University Ave. 11-10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We have the best Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th ST., 372-4995. We sell hookahs, parts, TI AMO' Mediterranean restaurant & bar Where FOOD & LOVE Meet! Southern Living Magazine agrees, "[the chef] adds visual flair to every dish to make it as good-looking as it is flavorful." NEW Happy Hour Specials! Everyday 4pm-7pm There's something for everyone! Small and Large Plates for Tapas Style Dining. Amazing party space, affordable prices & terrific service. Visit www.tiamogainesville.cotn 12 SE 2nd Ave. 378-6307 Vegetarian Book Lover's Cafe Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, organic, fair trade, meals, sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. c.cards. 10 am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St. 384-0090 Vietnamese Saigon Legend Delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine with popular Asian favorites as well. Pho, BanhCuon, Banh Xeo, Banh Tom HaNoi. Enjoy great food at great prices. Big new room! Family owned restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn Downtown. Dine in or take out. Catering available. Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm Sun 11:30am-9pm. 374-0934 1228 W'Univ. Ave charcoals, fine tobacco and halal meat. a. liugantl fl-nr. I mgamono .Woo Rpm 71 ~ ~ 1 ) v D~H UND 'N4 0 u

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Classif ieds THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds For RentFor Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent rnl furnished furnished d unfurnished,) unfurnished' *SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?* Get your own this fall! 2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly Leasing for FALL*377-2777 8-18-25-1 $486 INCLUSIVE! Luxury 3's and 4's. Inclusive 3's-$529; 4's-$486. $300 Cash Back Per Rooml 1 Month Free with Full Apt Lease FREE Cable, Tanning, Alarms, W/D. HUGE 2/2.5 Townhomes $520 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Great Bus Route 2 Miles to UF 8-18-25-1 Need Extra Beer Money? 1,2&3 Beds*Fall Sign-Get a Free Month Pool*Hot Tub*Tanning*PC Lab*W/D FREE Cable with HBO*Most Utilities FREE Call Today: 372-8100* We Love Pets! 8-18-25-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 8-18-25-1 DON'T MISS OUT! We are giving away the newest electronics and $$$$!! All you have to do is join our V.I.P. fun! Luxury all inclusive 2/2's and 4/4 less than Imi from UF Call today 271-3131 8-18-25-1 The Crossing at Santa Fe $484 -$509 Gets you all this! Fumighed, Free Ethernet, Free Cable & Utilities, W/D, Events, Roommate Matching! 379-9300 8-18-25-1 $500 Bonus at Lexington! Awesome Apartments & Great Parties Sign a lease for a 3/3, get $400 Sign with a friend and get $500 373-9009 LexingtonCrossingUF.com Hurry. Ends 4/23! 8-18-25-1 Two blocks to UF. Furn room in 4BR condo. Rent includes all utilities, internet, cable TV, pool, laundry, TV & microwave. Very nice. $395 505-1312 or 378-4626 8-18-08-25-1 2BLKS to UF-$360/Mo 4Br-$360/Rm Museum Rd-cable, internet, water incit Move in now or fall. 281-3551. 8-18-25-1 Female roommate, own bed/bath, furnished, new apple, w/d. Windsor Park, close to UF on bus stop, pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $495, 1/3 utilities; avail now. Katie 407-361-1154 5-29-76-1 Walk to Campus! Fully furn bdrm in 4 bdrm condo. Utlil, pool, cable, intmnet incid. Starts @ $400. 904-8597524 8-18-08-54-1 Make.5ure It's FULLY Furnished Couch, bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah. Make sure they've got what you REALLY need -Cox High Speed Internet! Included w/rent at the best apartment complexes. Ask before you sign. Visit www.cox.com/gators for more info. 5-30-08-32-1 ATLANTIC OCEAN BEACH COTTAGE
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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 K ALLIGATOR, 17 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent a lunfurnjh unfurnished i hunfurninise) | nishedf unfurnished ) LAKEWOOD VILLAS NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Furniture Packages Inc. Washer/Dryer; Workout Rm. Tennis Court; Swimming Pool; Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd 877-781-8314 www.lakewoodvilllas.com 8-18-08-25-2 SPYGLASS 0 NOW LEASING FOR AUGUST Individual Leases: Furniture Packages, Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet; Every Unit is an End Unit Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078 www.spyglassapts.com 8-18-08-25-2 CRICKET CLUB 11 NOW LEASING Brand new 1, 2, & 3 bdrm Luxury apartments Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and SFCC. For more info. Call: 888-509-4649 M-F 9-6, Sat b, Sun 1-5 8-18-08-25-2 ARBOR Ask About Our Move In Specials 1 BR/1 BA starting at $655 Close to UF & Shands 2411 SW 35th PI 866-650-8069 M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-2 8-18-08-25-2 ACROSS FROM UF! All inclusive studios from $575 1BRs from $599 -Avail Fall 2008 Pets loved. Wood floors available 372-7111 Collegemanor.org 8-18-08-25-2 Available Now & Fall Visions South Apts. Walk to UF. new complex 1 BR $999 2BR 2.5 BA washer/Dryer $1499 pets allowed Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 8-18-08-25-2 ONLY $385/rm Get You. A 2br/1.5ba Townhome with W/D, D/W, alarm, Patio, diaposal, Pool, Tennis, bsktball, & parking near UP! -www.pinetreegardens.com 8-18-25-2 BEAUTIFULAND LUXURIOUS Ceramic tile, maple cabinets, TV in Kitchen Huge Scr. Porches, W/D, Walk-in Closets Only 1.5 miles to UF 2/2's & 3/3's Starting at $500/per person Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 8-18-25-2 BRAND NEW 2/2.5 TOWNHOME AVAILABLE NOW! 2 BLOCKS TO UFI Only $600 per person! 371-7777 8-18-08-25-2 MOVE IN TODAY! Rooms, Studios, 1/1s and 2/2s WALK TO UFI As low as $365/person! 371-7777 Open late and weekends 8-18-08-25-2 LUXURY 2/2 STEPS TO UF NO MOVE IN FEES From $599/person! W/D! Alarm! Pets loved! Collegeparkuf.com 371-0769 8-18-08-25-2 Live in Luxury Walk to UF Lg 3&4br apts next to Sorority Row. Master suites, spacious closets, W/D, TV, gourmet kitchens, Ethernet, balcony & porch swings. 352-376-6223 www.SororityRowApts.com 8-18-25-2 1 Site! 1 Stop! 50+ Apts! Find Apts near UF -Limited time specials! Virtual tours & photos Studio & 1 Br $615+ 2Br $415/br+ 3Br $620/br+ 4Br $479/br www.LiveNearCampus.com 352-376-6223 8-18-25-2 *SUN ISLAND APTO *eWalk or Bike to Campuse6 1-1 from $560/mo*02-1 from $660/mo www.sunisland.infoO00376-6720 8-18-25-2 ** LUXURY APTS ** CLOSEST TO CLASS 2bd/2ba available for Fall www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. #1, Call 376-1111 8-18-08-59-2 MOVE-IN TODAY! All inclusive studios from $575 1br/1ba $599, 2br from $800 Walk to class, FREE parking! Pets Welcome! 372-7111 8-18-08-25-2 Sun Island Summer Rates Plus July free on 15 month lease May 08 -July 09 1.1 from $560 2.1 from $650 376-6720 8-18-25-2 WALK TO CLASS! STUDIOS AND 1/1S FOR FALL From $550/month NO MOVE IN FEES! 371-7777 Collegeparkuf.com 8-18-08-25-2 HUGE 3brs Avail For Fall! Only $297/bedroom* 1250sq ftl Pool*Gym*Clubhouse*Pets ok FREE Parking @ UF Call Now! 373-1111 8-18-25-2 1 br 1 ba each a garden apt SW $540 Pets ok. Mature only. 352-377-2150 Please leave us a msg. 6-12-08-62-2 1 BR & 2BR/1 BAAPTS with W/D, cent H/AC, DW, ceramic tile, private patio, pets arranged. Off SW 34th St near bus rte. From $689/mo 377-1633 www.lenoxcorner.com 6-12-08-59-2 GIFT TIME!! Receive one of the newest electronics when you sign your lease! AIII inclusive 4/4's roommate matching available! Call today 271-3131 8-18-25-2 Whispering Pines, brand new units convenient to hospitals and vet school, 2br/2ba, fully equipped kitchen, icemaker, washer and dryer, monitored alarm system, $1000/mo, now renting for summer/fall semesters, ask about our specials! www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2 Visit www.gatorpads.com Houses, Duplexes, Condo, Townhouses. Walk/Bike/Bus to campus. Neat, clean, good quality. for available units or call 284-0316 8-18-08-25-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Walk to UF 1BR, $425-$785 2BR $575$1000 Gore-Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.gore-rabell.com 8-18-08-25-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 8-18-08-25-2 **Across From UF $1150/mo Special! 2bd/2ba Limited Time Offer for Fall www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. #1, call 376-1111 8-1808-25-2 Why Wait for August -Move Now! Immediate move-ins for 1-2-3 Bedrooms! Washer/Dryer *Alarms Low Rates! Minutes from UF Tons of Parking Call now for 1 month free! 335-7656 8-18-25-2 PET'S PARADISE $425 -$625. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-2708-31-2 $500-550 ** 1 & 2 Bed Cottages & Apts t $700 **2 Bed Cottages. Porches & Quiet!t Wooden Floors & Central AC. Historic Downtown. Walk to restaurants, shops, & nightlife. ***** MUST SEEI Call now 505-9264 ** Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 5-2708-30-2 Cute Cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath, with study large laundry room, yard service 310 N.W. 20th Ave $795/mo Green Tree Realty, call Barbara 317-4392. 5-29-30-2 $99.00 MOVES YOU IN! Want specials? Get hooked up @ THE POLOS Luxury Apartments with low-low rent! 1 Beds from $799 w/ $200 off Aug Rent 2 Beds from $959 w/ $350 off Aug Rent 3 Beds from $1139 w/ $500 off Aug Rent 3 Pools 24 Hr Gym 24 Hour Study Room Washer/Dryer*Alarm*Fireplaces*Lakeviews Why wait & miss out? Sign today 335-7656 8-18-24-2 $390/mo ONLY! Very well maintained 4BR/ 4BA apt.10 min to UF. Incl Laundry Rm in apt, Full Kitchen, Furn Com Area, WI-FI Inet, UF Bus Rte, Pool, MORE! OPEN MINDED, Rino 954-854-9445 or rinopatane@yahoo.com 731-08-45-2 4430 NW 16th P1 (3/2) $1450 Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com Call: 352-316-1893 6-3-30-2 2006 NW 35th St (4/2) $1350 Email: SBR@Jacksonllc.com Call: 352-316-1893 6-3-30-2 3BR/3BA condo for rent at ST CHARLES Very luxurious. $2200/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453. 8-18-18-2 Union Street Station 2 bed/ 2 bath corner unit available 8/1. Large bedrooms and living room. Private balcony. Most secure building in town! 1400/month, parking included. Call Eric Wild 352-870-9453. 6-3-30-2 APARTMENTS *1 MONTH FREE OR CASH BACK* Brand NEW & leasing for Fall 08 >From 1080 sq ft/2brs -1633 sq ft/3brs Beach-entry pool*free tanning*pet friendly 352.376.0696 www.EnclaveUF.com 8-18-08-25-2 Improve Your LEX Life This Summer 4/4's @ $399 & 3/3's @ $429 Waive All Fees.Don't Miss Out! Ask about a FREE 42" Plasma TV! 352-373-9009 LexingtonCrossingUF.com 8-18-25-2 *A Place in the Sune Walk/Bike to UF Big 3 bd/ 1 ba New Kitchen / Huge Yard 1231 NW 9th Ave Must See, $1,350/mo 352-375-8256 8-18-40-2 2 MONTHS FREE TOTALLY RENOVATED"I 1 BR. Villas *No roommate hassles* Courtney Greens Villas 375-3077 www.gremco.com 8-18-25-2 *Sorority Row Area* Historic 3 bd/ 2 ba Completely Remodeled W/D inc. Spiral Staircase 915 SW 6th Ave Walk to Class, $1,500/me 352-375-8256 8-18-40-2 Attention: LANDLORDS Jackson Stoneworks Granite Counter tops. GVL?s largest stone yard. 1111 SE 22nd Ave, GVL, FL TEL: 352-372-6600 www.jacksonstoneworks.com 7-10-08-30-2 @8 Blocks to UFO Great Deal on Large Upstairs 2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors 1239 NW 9th Ave Save Money @ $700/mo 352-375-8256 8-1840-2 *****POOL HOME NEAR UF***** 0 3/2 0 Oak Floors 01500 sq ft $1600/mo 0 ALSO, Luxurious 3/2 0 1800 sq t 0 BBQ Terrace 0 Secluded 0 $1400/mo 0 No pets Avail Aug 0 466-4171 (Leave Msg) 529-08-19-2 Countryside @ The University 4/4 Unfurnished, $395/mo per room all utils and internet incl., unit right next to pool 561-5821031 or 561-718-7637 8-18-08-38-2 1 BLOCKTO SHANDS/CAMPUS 1BR $625, 2BR $700-$800, SPACIOUS, CARPETED, QUIET, LAUNDRY FACILITIES, PARKING, SOME UTILITIES, GRAD/MATURE PREFERRED (352)376 0080,(352)284 3873 6-10-08-21-2 DUPLEX-2, $700, NEAR CAMPUS/ DOWNTOWN, QUIET, GREENSPACE, CARPETED,GRAD MATURE PREFERRED, 724 NW 19 AVE; 920 NE 6TH AVE (DUCKPOND)352 376 0080; 352 284 3873 6-10-08-21-2 1BR $525 1825 NW 10TH ST. CAMPUS/DOWNTOWN NEAR, QUIET, GREENSPACE, PARKING, SPACIOUSCARPETEDGATED PATIO, GRAD MATURE PREFERRED (352)376 "3 \2Gf (I 9 Nt PMA **STEPS FROM UF OR SORORITY ROW* 1109 SW 6th Ave. Luxury living in NEW apts. MANY UPGRADES. Value at $1795/mon 3BR/2BA. Call 352-335-5424 or www.bellaproperties.net. 5-29-08-16-2 Sign a 3/3 for Fall and get $1000. Hurry won't last! Amazing pool, gym, tanning bedlat one of the most luxurious places in town. Call Now 352-374-FUNN (3866) 8-18-25-2 1/1, Ridgview, free water, next to park, on the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, pets. $450 S.D., $450/mo. 562-2824 5-2908-15-2 4 bed/4 bath $1320 or $330/room, Dishwasher Microwave, W/D, Balcony, Central A/C, Pool and close to UF! See Photos www.rentalworkshop.com MUST SEE! Student Special! CALL NOW !! 352-505-9264, 352-538-4877 5-27-13-2 1BR 1BAApt, 3BLKS to UF Carpet, Central H &Air 1029 SW 3rd Avenue $525/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 xlO 5-29-13-2 2BR 1BAApt Near Sam's Club Window A/C, Nat gas ht Terazzo Floors. $550/Mo 2901 NW 14th Street. First, Last & Deposit required Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 5-29-13-2 APTS for rent close to UFl www.merrillmanagement.net Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10 5-29-13-2 ST CROIX APTS 2BR 1BA Apts $700/Mo 5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air Laundry Fac. Carpet Pets Allowed. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-13-2 Apt for rent June 1 -$975/mo (or sublease for summer) Oxford Manor, quiet,gated2bd/ 2bath, gym, washer/dryer,safe, on bus route & walk to Shands/UFVetschool Pets OK! 205-568-7080 5-22-10-2 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. Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Beautiful 3br/2ba condo avail nowfor $1295/mo-Securtiy Dep $800; unit has fireplace, screened porch, W/D and covered garage. Resident will have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit # T-118. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail 08/08: rent $1350/mo-Security Dep $800: This is an end unit w/ screened porch. Resident will have access to pool, gym, clubhouse. Unit AA-155 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW16th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 Live at The Links at Haile Plantation: Spacious 3br/2ba unit becoming avail mid-May: rent $1200/mo-Security Dep $800; Unit w/screened porch and covered garage. Resident will have access to pool, gym, cluhouse. Unit U-124. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-2 Utilities INCLUDED! Studio apartment. 2490 SouthWest 14th Drive.Prairiewood Cocndos. $575 month $1000 sec. 386-527-6923 527-08-10-2 hy RENT, When You? Condo For Sale Mill Pond Across from G'Ville Health & Fitness On UF Bus Route 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Townhome 1283 Sq Ft, Single Car Garage/Screen Porch $159,900 MLS # 293185 San Felasco Real Estate Services, Inc 352-339-3250 or 352-377-2896

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18, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished wished unfurnished unfurnished unised *** *** ** *** ** ** ******* 3 to 4BR -2BA units. Bike to campus. Updated, open living area, large fenced yard, pet frigedly. $975-$1300. 352-494-8959 6-19-08-17-2 2BR/1BA Spacious, new carpet, cent H/AC, W/D hk up. $650/mo, $500 sec dep, 7222 SW 45th Pl. Gainesville. Call 386-462-0994 5-27-08-8-2 **STUDENTS**AVAILABLE NOW** Quai-.2 Bedroom Downtown Cottage. 2 Story, Fenced Yard, Wood Ceilings. 237 SW 2nd PL. Pets Arranged. $730/mth. Others Available. Call 371-3260 or 262-1020. 529-08-9-2 2 bedroom 2 bath townhomes and villas minutes from UF. Quite and peaceful, $425 Furnished or unfurnished, Easy, low move in. Call Frances @ 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty, The Leader In College Housing 826-08-30-2 Got Horses? In Newberry 3br, 2ba nearly new doublewide w/screened porch; washer/dryer on 6+ acres, several paddocks, pole barn, tack room. $1200 www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2 Large NW 2br, 2ba, 2200 sq ft, fam rm w/ fireplace, eat-in kitchen, on 10 acres, garage or barn, 1300 sq ft tack room, deck. $1500. www.edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St. -375-7104 x113 8-18-25-2 AUG 1st -1 BLOCK TO UF 3BR/1BA 1227 SW 4th Ave. Apt 3. Private, very clean, Cent H/AC, wood floors, parking, $1350/mo. 331-0590, 514-5060 5-29-08-8-2 Discover The Excitement Of Living Close To Campus! Now leasing 2/3/4 bedroom houses walking distance to UF! www.Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com or Call 352-692-3800 Receive your Free List of Campus Area Rentals Today. 7-3-15-2 MONDAY-FRIDAY OPEN UNTIL 6PM SATURDAYS 11AM-5PM Walk-Ins Welcome -S ROCKY POINT Luxury 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts. -Clubhouse, private fenced yards, award winning landscaping. Fishing pond. Pets OK. 3100 SW 35th PI (1 blk behind Kangaroo Station) $679mo & up 376-1619 0 SOUTHWEST VILLAS 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts. Extra clean! Walk to shopping & bike to UF. Pets OK. 3643 SW 20th Avenue (1 block behind Kash n Karry) $599/mo & up 336-9000 REGENCY OAKS S Luxury 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts. Feature pool, clubhouse, gym, media center & much more! Conveniently located at corner SW 34 St &Archer Rd. Walk to shopping & bike to UF. 3230 SWArcher Rd $605/mo & up 378-5766 ARCHER WOODS 0 1 & 2 BR Apts. Excellent Location! Newly renovated, optional alarm & pool. 3020 SW Archer Rd. $635/mo & up 373-8727 S OAK GLADE 0 1 & 2 BR Apts. Country living in the city. Private gated courtyards. Pets OK. 3427 SW 30th Terr. $525/mo & up 372-6422 7-31-08-24-2 4/2 919 NW 10th AVE. AVAIL AUG 1, LIV, DIN, FAM RMS. ALL APPLIANCES, WASHER/DRYER, CLOSE TO CAMPUS. $1500. 333-9874 5-22-08-5-2 3/2 home avail Aug 4 in NW g'ville. Mins to UF/SFCC. Fenced yard. 2 car carport, 1600sqft. PETS WELCOME! Only $950 a month! 3331 NW 30th PL. 352-514-1441 5-29-04-7-2 2007 2BR/2BA luxury condo, pool view, top story, fitness center washer+dryer, granite counters, screened lanai, on Tower Rd bus route, $975/mo, (352) 262-2871 5-29-087-2 2160 sq ft 4BR/3BA home in NW Gville. Minutes to UF. Apple. included. Remodeled, Cerarjic and wood floors, 2 car gar, deck, 1/2 acre lot, fenced. $1,500/m, 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 352 466-0358. 5-29-08-7-2 2 ROOMMATES NEEDED for 2br/lba. Nice apt, Move in now! $595/ person, incl. utilities. Cute b/y storage, w/d, pets ok. Take a look! 284-4546 5-22-4-2 House for Rent in Duckpond Area 719 NE 9th St 2BD/1BA Monthly rent $700. Pets ok. Security deposit $700. Avail July 1st Call 352-371-3473 & Leave a message 529-08-6-2 Campus View Condo's for Rent two 3/3 bath condos. Large-and spacious. Walk to class. $600/bed or $ 1800 for the entire unit. Call Josh @ 352-363-0132. 529-08-6-2 Unfurnished 2BR/2.5BA for rent. Available May, 08. Near Archer Road/ 34th Street. Call 904-400-2145 or email nguyen2l53@yahoo.com 5-27-08-5-2 Two blocks from campus 2 bed / 1 bath $900 Available Aug.1 Call (352)377-2930 5-27-5-2 3 BLKS TO UF! 3BR 1BA Home Wood Floors, Central H &Air 1012 SW3rd-Avenue $1200/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 3BR 1 BA Home $850/Mo Carpet, Central H &Air 1415 NE 14th Terr Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 3BR 1 BA Near Sams Club Carpet, Central H &Air 3108 NW 9th St. $870/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 2BR 1 BA Garage Apt, 1 BLK to UF! Wood Floors, Central H &Air Includes all Utilities $850/Mo 1014 SW 2nd Place #B Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x 10 5-29-6-2 1BR 1BA Apt NEar Sams Terazzo Flooors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht $425/Mo 2901 NW 14th St Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 2BR 1BAApts, 3 BLKS to UF Carpet or Wood Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht 1210 SW 3rd Avenue $700/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 PICKWICK PARK Condos #1005 2BR 1 full & three 1/2 baths $850/Mo, new carpet, new tile, 1000 sq ft. Pool, Clubhouse etc. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 2BR 2BA Condo, Carpet, Central H & Air, Located on Turkey Creek Golf Course $1 000/Mo Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 29-6-2 3BR 1BA Homes Near Law School 303 NW 36th Drive $975/Mo 217 NW 36th Drive $1050/Mo Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer Hkups Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 53BR 2BA Home with Family Room Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer, Nice Large Home $1500/Mo 2320 NW 16th Avenue Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 5-29-6-2 WALK or BIKE -7 blocks to UF! Summer sublet w/ option to renew. N/S Roommate wanted in 4 BR house in nice neighborhood. NW 7th Pi and 22nd St. Great parking, 2 kitchens, indoor laundry, large fenced yard and screened back porch. Hi-speed net, cable. $395/mo. 813-295-3010 6-3-08-7-2 Studio/efficiency in quiet northwest. Perfect for grad/pro. Free cable lv & all utilities, carpet, AC, walk-in closet. Avail May 15th. Only $395/mo. Call 377-1868 5-29-08-6-2 ***1]ALK TO UF*** 2BR 1BA Washer & Dryer 2 Cars Tenant Permits 204 NW 18th St. Call Manny 352317-4408 5-29-08-6-2 Rent -4/2 ACRO3S FROM butler plaza, new paint & appliances, $1100.00 mos Mr Myers 336-3900 x 15 5-27-08-5-2 2BR/1.5 BA Condo in Casa East. W/D, Screen Porch, Community swimming pool, and busroute. Location is quiet-has quick/easy access to UF/Shands. Available 8/5/08. $800.00/month (352)246-5958. 529-08-5-2 QUIET AREA & CLOSE TO UF SW 20th Ave. busline, 2BR/2.5BA New Townhouse, 1200 sq. ft, fenced backyard, A/C, W/D hook-up, DW, $800/mo. Call Lalit for app. 378-6817, 871-8205, Avail 6/15/08 5-29-08-5-2 2BRs avail. in 4BR house -quiet, neat, pets, equidistant to UF/SFCC -$375 each /mo + util, DSL-phone (or $450 all included) -1BR avail. NOW; other avail. July or Aug. 6924419 5-29-08-5-2 Brand New/ Leasing for Aug. Have your own house and live in Gville largest floor plans. Clubhouse w/ pool, fitness, computer study, free tanning. Pet Friendly 2BR/2.5BA sq ft -1,263 3BR/3BA sq ft -1,530 4BR/4BA sq ft -1,794 REDUCED RATES AND NO MOVE IN FEES FOR A LIMITED TIME Ask About $500 Special! 352-373-7959 www.cotagegroveatgainesville.com 8-18-08-24-2 Comfy 3br/2ba House. Easy to UF and SF. $1100/mnth. 3304 NW 45 Ave. 772-3411998, 305-401-6817 5-29-08-5-2 Amazing 4 bedroom houses NOW Available forAugust. Perfect for any student. Rent your UF home Today. For available rentals Call 352-692-3800 or visit hftp://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com 825-24-2 Room for rent 1/1 in 2/2 Everything included: home phone,utilities, Dish-DVR. 500/month. Located at Sparrow Condos near the Mall off Tower Road. Call 352-283-0240 for info. 6-12-9-2 Large 2/2.5 condo available in popular Archer Lane. Granite counter tops, tile floors, carpeted bedrooms, all appliances including W/D. For more information call 352-692-3800 or http://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com 8-25-24-2 SAVE YOUR MONEY 2BR/2BA condo. Central heat/air, W/D hookups, vaulted ceilings, screened patio, fenced backyard. $1850 move in, $675/mo, $500 security. No pets/No smokers 352-374-4216 5-27-4-2 4 Bedroom Condos NOWAvailable with individual leases Remarkable deals available on all properties! Prices starting at $399 hftp://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com Campus Realty 352-692-3800 8-25-24-2 Rent a nice 2 bed 1 bath apartment with a big back yard for $719 (includes water). Current occupant must vacate due to family matter. Please, contact Hidden Village staff at: (352) 376-1248 or occupants at: 727-364-5911 or littlecricket1224@yahoo.com 5-27-08-3-2 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 19 For Rent .For R ent Subleases ommates a ll unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished Location Is Key!!! Large 3/2 house w/ bonus Room and Attached 1/1 studio for an Unparalleled price. Located 8 bocks north form the university. call 352-692-3800 or visit htp://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com 825-24-1 Lease lovely NW home: 4/2 1800 sq.ft. Northwood Oaks, minutes to UF, Shands, SFCC. Public, Starbucks, Hunters Crossing. Denscreened patio.Kitchen appliances.W/D. 2car garage. $1400 mo. Call 352-256-6671. 5-29-08-4-2 Don?t waste your gas looking for parking! Walk to UF! Large 2 bedroom units walking Distantness to UF Rents starting at $700 Visit htp://Rentals.CampusRealtyGroup.com or Call 352-692-3800 for More Info 8-25-242 Room for rent $95/wk, 1 week rent, 1 week deposit to move in. Femi at 352-339-5446 6-3-08-5-2 $200.00 MOVES YOU IN 1ST MONTH FREE NO APPLICATION FEE UTILITIES & INTERNET INCLUDED STARTING FROM $440.00 MONTH CALL FRANCES @ 352-375-8787 RENT FLORIDA REALTY 8-7-08-22-2 Walk to UF duplex 1010-1012 NW 3Ave., 2BR/1BA W/D,hardwood floors, fenced yard $800 mo., 618B NW 14Ave cosy cottage 1BR/1BA $650mo., duplex 608-612 NW 24Ave. 1+BR/1BA $625mo., 1BR/1BA $550mo. July/Aug. 561-350-1552 6-19-08-10-2 Minutes to UF, Shands VA Hosp & UF horse farm. 4Br/2Ba home open floor plan, screen patio, huge oaks and privacy fenced backyard $1500/mo. Friendly pets ok 262-9131 6-19-08-10-2 1BR/1BA avail May 2nd in 2BR/2BA for responsible mature individual. $425/ mo + utils. Brandywine on Archer Rd. yttek@hotmail.com or 305-332-6566 522-08-2-2 Cabana Beach 4/4 (you rent 1/1) looking for someone to take over lease: ends August. Rent 520/mth.2 roomates:will be gone most the summer. Third floor Bills included in rent. call 813-690-8916 (Heather) 5-27-08-3-3 NEW CABANA BEACH Apartment 2 Bedrooms, Rent Paid Per Room. Fully Furnished (45 Inch Plasma T.V. Included), ALL Utilities Included. SUBLEASE For JUNE and JULY -Rent ONLY $624, and 10 Days in August FREE!!! If You Decide to Stay can Keep these Rates ($60 LESS Than New Rates)for Next Year if Sign By MAY 23rd!!! SO HURRY IF DON'T WANT NEW RATES!!! CALL-(561) 306-2147 6-3-08-5-3 NICE!! NEAR UP!!! 1, 3, or 4 BD elaborately renovated HISTORIC HOMES. Mexican Tile hrdwd firs.& 11' ceilings, dishwasher & granite, W/D, centAC. HUGE rooms & HUGE private yard. $475, $1575, $1650. 373-5295 6-3-08-5-2 S=' Available from Commercial News Providers I I I W / / I "P C o Ao r.' Is 2 bed luxury condos for rent. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, super quiet construction. $1600/mo. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 8-18-23-2 Campus View For Rent Walk to UF and Shands 3/3 Avail. August Call 352-219-0902 6-17-08-8-2 **Royal Palms, next to Sorority Row** -3rd roommate needed for a 3/3! -Walk-in closets & balcony w/ porch swing! -1 year lease starting Aug.1 -$667/month -Email Kelly334@ufl.edu or April05@ufl.edu 6-5-5-2 Spacious, very nice 2/2, 900 sq ft, 1st flr condo -Treehouse Village. All appliances incl New W/D, Cent. A/C. 1.5 mi from UF on bus route. 24 hr. fitness ctr, pool. $725/mo. Avail. Aug 1. Call (813) 340-8982 7-1-08-10-2 New & Nice! Close to UF 3 bed 3 bath on Williston Rd. Gorgeous home w/everything! Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2 Paradise! Close to UF 5 bed 4 bath on Williston Rd. Many extras, huge property! Union Properties 352-373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 8-18-22-2 Subleases Apartments Sublet & Roommates Browse FREE! www.SUBLETcom 1-877-FOR-RENT/201-845-7300 8-18-149-3 MOST WANTED John Eldridge White Male (DOB 06/27/76); 5'09", 135 lbs, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Felony Violation of Probation Warrant for Burglary of a Structure and Grand Theft. ALACHUA COUHTT CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP $879 1/1 + W/D Downtown Gainesville Wisteria Downs (5/1 to 7/30) at 405 SE 2nd Ave. The apt is 575 sq ft. For Questions or to view the apartment, please call Rob at 352216-5120. 5-29-14-3 Summer Sublease!!! 1 br male roommate needed Price Negotiable pets allowed laundry room only a 2 minute walk to campus and walking distance to all the bars and restaurants on University 904.254.5518 6-3-10-3 REDUCED SUMMER SUBLEASE. female. 1 bedroom in a 4/2 at Univ. Glades. $400 OBO. Furnished and all inclusive. Near Archer and 34st. Direct bus route to campus. Available as of 5/5 to 8/8. 786-201-3393 5-22-08-5-3 FIRST MONTH FREE & FREE TELEPHONE!!! Enjoy a 1/1 in the luxury Laurels. Plenty of amenities, free tanning. Washer/dryer, fridge, microwave. $889/mo for June and July. Pets ok! 386/931-0147 6-10-08-10-3 $509 (willing to negotiate price) spacious 1BR/1BA in 4/4. All utils + internet incl.W/D. Private bath. SW27th Street. Available NOWlonger if needed. Bus#9, 34, 35, 36. Call 561-914-0135 or e-mail sland05@ufl.edu 5-27-5-3 Oxford Manor. $325/month obo 1 bdrm/1 bath upstairs in 3/3 apt. Pool, tennis, gym, close to UF campus.Se habla espanol. Call Justin at (321)297-1569. 5-22-4-3 $250 for 1 bedroom, $500 for 2bd/lbr, very new condition, May-July 31, May rent FREE, for detail pIs visit www.whatdafact.com/ bothomepage/?=69 Botz: 352-328-8897 l'm a nice guy, negotiable 5-27-08-4-3 Large 1BR/1BA apt avail May-Aug. $425/mo OBO. Behind Sorority Row. Quiet, walk to campus, porch. Fits 2 people comfortably. Call Chris 772-713-4788 6-5-5-3 Or Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 8-18-25-4 Female, UF roommates wanted by UF student to share three beds/two baths, furn/ unfurn townhouse. 5 min to campus. washer/ dryer. No smoking. No pets. 813-892-3996 5-22-30-4 Pharmacy student looking for 2 Female roommates to share huge furnished house. 3 Bedrooms/2 Bath. $450 Everything Included. Call Meghan 352-5140316 Avail May :) 610-23-4 Female roommates (2) needed to share a new 4/2 house in a quiet neighborhood 3 mi. W of1-75 i/cable, intrenet, security alarm. $475/ mo. incl. util. No pets. Call 352-3318794. Avail immediately for summer/fall. 6-19-25-4 Roommate wanted in 4BR/3BA house. NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF. Cox cable and internet, dishwasher, W/D. 21 or older. $385 all utils incl. 328-4995 5-27-16-4 Seeking students for 3/2 home w/2 rooms for rent. 1600 sq. ft, 1 acre lot in Meadows on the Praire, Nice house 15 min. to UF & 20 min. to SFCC. Facebook Mike Rollins for pict. 727-224-5847 $550/mo. everything inc. 5-22-08-14-4 Female roommate wanted for two neat and tidy roommates. $360/mo all incl. on bus 12 route. call (760) 641-6788 if interested 710-22-4 MATURE PROFESSIONAL share 3BR/3BA pool home near UF. Safe area across from Plaza Royale movie theatre. No alcohol or drugs. Furn or unfurn. $325/mo + 1/3 util. Avail Aug 1st. year lease. No pets. 371-3837 6-3-08-10-4 HUGE ROOM available in upscale 3BR/ 2BA. M/F roommate needed for Fall/Spring. 1.5 mi N of UF. Two cool male UF roomates. $550 mo +1/3 utils. 727-410-3617 6-5-10-4 Roommate wanted to share 3 bdrm house near SFCC w/ one female UF student and one male SFCC student. nice house,4p good location. $325/month and 1/3 utilities. Call Jenny (352)870-3975 5-27-74 2-3 rooms avail in 4/2 home in NW g'ville. AvailAug. 1. Mins. to UF/SFCC. 2 cargarage, screened porch. Only $300/month!! 3222 NW 44th PL. 352-514-1441 5-29-08-7-4 CLOSE TO UF -Responsible individual to share a beautiful 4BR/2BA house w Ift/D. $325/mo & security deposit, plus share utilities, no pets. CALL: (352)328-4210 527-08-5-4 NS male to share 3br/3ba comdo. Furn incl utils, inet except phone. $475/mo, no pets, 1 yr lease starting Aug 08. (407) 766-7104 6-19-08-12-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alIigator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 3 bedroom 2 bath.$425, very close to UF and SFCC. Spacious house with fenced back yard and deck. Short and long term leases available. UTILITIES, cox cable, and internet included! 305-878-3425 -Oakley 6-5-08-8-4 Available June 1st. Perfect for grad/med students. Spacious room w/pvt bath, kitchenette, pvt entrance in large, quiet home 5 min to UF. W/D, A/C, $575/mo + utils. Call 352-284-0979 6-19-08-17-4 FEM ROOMMATE NEEDED YR LEASE @ ENCLAVE! BRAND NEW LAKEFRONT! Avail Fall,Close to UF, 2/2, new appl, w/d, granite, w.i.c, plasma in ktchn, free tanning, wireless poolside, fitn ctr. etc! $570+util., enclaveuf.com! Nonsmoker please! 5-2908-6-4 $390/mo ONLY! Very well maintained 4BR/ 4BAapt.10 min to UF. Incl Laundry Rm inapt, Full Kitchen, Furn Com Area, WI-Fl Inet, UF Bus Rte, Pool, MORE OPEN MINDED, Rino 954-854-9445 or rinopatane@yahoo.com 731-08-21-4 HANDYMAN SPECIAL Disc 4 wk. Share 2/2 MH Cornerstone. Furn rm avail now. $200 N/R dep. $350/m $90/wk incl elec, ph, cab, laun &cook sve. N/AN/S, N/D. Need vehicle. Near bus/shops. Sm caged pet ok. 331-3666 6-3-6-4 ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE BRAND NEW CONDO WITH FEMALE STUDENT. $500/mth, Own bedroom & full bathroom plus huge closet, masher & dryer, garage, & plenty of storage space. Call Christina 586945-0894 5-27-08-5-4 WALK or BIKE -7 blocks to UF! N/S Roommates wanted in 4 BR house. NW 7th PI & 22nd St. Great pkg, indoor laundry, huge fenced yard for pets, hi-spd net, cable. $395/ mo. 813-295-3010 5-27-08-5-4 FEMALE GRAD STUDENT 3BR/2.5BA new townhome, gated, W/D, pool, gym, bus & parking. $350 + utils/mo. 727729-1561 6-19-08-12-4 Rockwood Villas 3/3 condo with a private room and bath available immediately for $450 a mo. all utilities included. Washer/ Dryer in unit.On UF bus route. call 4e'r4030656 for more info ask for Cat. 5-27-08-5-4 Female nonsmoking roommate needed for a 1/1 in a spacious 2/2 apt close to campus in Mount Vernon. Large kitchen and patio! And it's clean, with a furnished living room. $420/month. Bus routes 9, 12, 1, 117. Call 352-514-8087. 6-3-08-7-4 2 rooms open -small apt. $100 p/w.covers all. + cable +TV. 376-0384 for info. 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20, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 Roommates Real Estate Real Estate Real Estate Furnishings Roommate wanted to share huge 2bed/2ba townhouse at Sparrow condominiums. Nevwty remodeled, private balcony, bathtub, large bedroom. Help with move in/out, util. included. 2 minutes from oaks mail and 10 mins from UF. $400/mo. Call Dave at 352246-8278 5-27-08-4-4 roommate needed, beautiful house in Capri subdivision. Everything included $350/month. 10 min from UF by car or 15 min by bus; fully furgshed,clubhousetennis court,pool,hot tub, gym, wireless internet.preferably female, no pets. contact at (863)521-2078, aloha7fl@ufl.edn 6-19-11-4 I have a 2br 1 ba condo with 1 br for rent. The room has its own private entrance. Central air and heat. 2 pools in complex. Walking distance to UF and Shands. Call Mike 352316-3930. Available now. Rent 395/mo 527-08-4-4 The Duck Pond Area: 1BR in 3BR house w/ living & dining rm.,kitchen, garage, front & back yard.$325/mo + util.352-213-5408 5-29-5-4 Gr rm needed 4 fall&spring 4 a 2/2.5 quiet and spacious townhome, grt bus route, Located on SW 35th pets welcome! call Elina @ 786-4939069 7-29-20-4 ROOMMATE NEEDED for Fall or sooner! 1/1 of a 3/3 available in the Polos. Biking distance, great bus routes. Clean, new appliances, W/D, sweet tv, 727-430-4362 529-5-4 Nice 4BR/3BA home off 16th Ave between SFCC & UF on bus route. Dishwasher, W/D, Cox Cable, hardwire & network Cox internet. Considerate, clean roommates. Non-smoker, no cats or dogs. 20 or older. Call 328-4995 6-3-08-5-4 PhD student needs non-partier roommate for room/bath in quiet larger home 8 blocks from campus. NS, no pets. $550/mo includes utils, w/d, wireless and basic cable. 727-433-0229 5-29-08-4-4 Malir'gfaduate student will be attending UF looking for a roommate. Move in date Aug 4th. Oxford Manor. If interested, please call 610-588-5624 or email bscsod@epix.net 6-3-08-5-4 Female roommate needed. 1bed/1ba avail in a 2/2 apartment. $500/mon + utilities, cats ok. Patio, laundry room, 3 pools and in a great location. Call Desiree 863-241-8096 7-1-08-11-4 Christian female to share 2/1 at Piccadilly on SW 34th/Move in now or in August! Bike or bus to UF/$410+ util & cable/Fun but serious student! Non-smoker Email: marth417@embarqmail.com 6-308-5-4 Wanted Gentleman to share 2/4 condo w/Ut UF very close Beautiful courtyard & pool $400/rm 352-328-5448 10-16-08-60-4 a lReal E ,state 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 WVV.UFCONDOMINIUMS.COM Matt Price Campus Realty, 352-281-3551 8-18-25-5-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Blks to UP. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, Campus Realty at 352-219-2879. 8-18-25-5 Need Quiet To Study? 1BR/1-1/2BA condo in gated community has 1003SF, open floor plan, sim. wood floors, comm. pool & tennis.$153,000. Call Judie Irwin, CB MM Parrish @ 352-339-6879. 2-6-08-5-5 4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO NR SORORITY ROW-BLTAUG 05 $275K INCLALLAPPL AVAILABLE SUMMER 2008 ELEV ON PREMISE-904-838-7581 3-1110-5 Student Condos/Homes I can find one or sell yours John Cantion, REALTOR? 21, John Merrill, Inc John@JohnCantlon.com 352-335-9994 65-30-5 Beautiful home for sale 3 br 2 bath, great location near UF, many extras, built ins, porch, fireplace, french doors, greenhouse, great for entertaining, landsaped backyard 249,900. Call realtor Kim 352-538-1130 5-27-20-5 HISTORIC DUCKPOND -2BR/1 BA Don't drink and drive -walk home from downtown! Entirely renovated and must see, Starting at only $129,000. 352-8712777 .5-29-08-20-5 www.CONDOSatUF.com For a list of all condos/homes near UF. Matt Thomas, Bosshardt Realty, 352-494-0194 5-29-08-20-5 Great Time to Buy!l $124,000 2/2 townhouse Woodside Villas $159,000 3/2.5 townhouse $235,000 3/2 house with office visit www.exitgainesville.com or call 262-2621 Jay Jolicoeur Exit Realty Producers 7-1730-5 SE HISTORIC DISTRICT-3BR/2BA vintage home completely remodeled, hardwood firs, walk 2 downtown, private fenced backyard. $195000, 352.258.1491 6-10-08-10-5 For Sale By Owner 3/2 Garage, Fenced, Large Patio, New Roof & A/C, Move-In Condition $169,900 Call 352-328-6456 5-27-08-5-5 CONDO-CLOSE TO UP. 2BR/2 1/2BA. ALMOST NEW TILE FLOOR, WASHER/ DRYER, ETC. $148,000. INCLUDES 42" PLASMA TV. CALL 1-321-217-4145. 8-29-08-30-5 SPACIOUS 4BR/2.5BA NEAR UF Asking $309,000. Call Ricardo Kokkas/Campus Realty 352-318-3384 5-22-08-4-5 MALLORCA SQUARE Affordable, luxurious & beautifully built to last. New 2Br-2.5Ba condos w/garages close to UF Law School. Phase 1 sold out, so don't wait. $199,900. Call Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc 352-240-9100. 8-18-08-25-5 CONDOS W/GARAGES Double owner suites, 2.5 baths, 1 car garages. Hannah's Condos is close to Shands Hospital and UF. Shopping, restaurants & 1-75 just down the street. $199,900. Call Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 352-2409100. 8-18-08-25-5 Stop paying rent! 3/2 Updated homes. Plenty of extras. gatorfsbo.com/80108 $155,000 and gatorfsbo.com/80114 $173,900 Move in ready! 352-222-6357 ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED! 7-3-08-14-5 Home for Sale 3bed, 2bath, split plan in Sutters Landing. Huge Master suite, View of Pond & Woods in Talbot school district. Down pmt. Assistance possible @ $209,000 352-284-5712 6-19-08-12-5 NEW SOLAR HOMES--near zero energy 3 miles north of UF, in new Forest Creek Development. PB Solar Electric, and almost no electric bill. 1650 & 1653 NW 34th Ave. $269,900 after rebates. Open house Sat-Sun 12-3pm. Call developer Richard Schackow 352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell. 5-29-08-5-5 FOR SALE -10% DOWN NO CLOSING COSTS OR QUALIFYING, buys this 3/2, wood floors, fireplace, updated baths, 2 miles from UF on bus route $219,900. INFO jack myers, Campus Realty 318-5442 6-308-5-5 CONDO -HAILE PLANTATION VILLAS 2 BR, 2 BATH with GARAGE Stove, Ref, D/N, new AC 5266 SW 97 Drive 352-378-1460 6-5-08-6-5 CONDO(TOWNHOUSE) W/ GARAGE FOR SALE MILL POND: 2/2, 1283 Sq Ft. Convenient Location, across from G'ville Health & Fitness. On UF Bus route. Priced to Sell $159,900.Tour on Realtor.com "advanced" Search MLS # 293185 Call San Felasco Real Estate (Donna) 352-339-3250 6-1908-10-5 Desperate House Buyer www.housetamer.com Call 352-376-0976 7-3-12-5 OPEN HOUSE IN MONTICELLO, Sun., 5/25, 1-3 PM, across from G'ville Health & Fitness Center, at 554 NW 50th Blvd. This 3 bed/2.5 bath with a garage is convenient, lovely & affordable Call (352) 328-1266. 522-08-2-5 Brand new luxury condos starting at $288k. Granite tops, tall ceilings, private balcony, steel & concrete construction, alarm system. Call Eric Wild at 352-870-9453 8-18-23-5 2.2 Renovated Condo w/ Lofted & private Mstr Bedroom. Located 5 min. from Shands. Pool-front unit in gated community w/ racquetball courts. Several bus routes. Updated all appliances incl new air cond., tile/wood floors. 4 Sale By Owner$129,900 352-6721881 7-15-08-14-5 Always Renting? 1-4bd Homes from $199/mo! Buy a 3bd 2ba Home only $200/ mol 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings (800)482-9419. 5-22-1-5 LAND AUCTION -Greenbrier County, WV. 1,885 acres pasture and timber land offered in 24 tracts. Barns & out buildings for cattle operauio; 3. One tract has a beautiful 8 bedroom house with indoor pool. Open and wooded land with magnificent views. Auction Saturday, June 7 in Lewisburg, WV Woltz & Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (WV#1000). Go to www.woltz.com or call (800)551-3588 for property and auction details. 5-22-1-5 AUCTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP -SATURDAY, May 31, 10 a.m., Cedartown, Georgia, 800+/Acres in Tracts, Abundant Road Frontage, Ponds (866)789-5169, www.americanauctioneers.com, Keith Baldwin AUNR2860. 5-22-1-5 4bd 2.5ba Home only $325/mo 2bd 1ba only $199/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%APR For Listings & info (800)482-9419. 5-22-1-5_ 3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000 Only $199/ Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr. Buy, 4/BR $259/Mo For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798. 5-22-1-5 Foreclosures Buy 1-4bd Homes from $199/ mo Financing Refs Available 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%aprl For Listings & info (800)482-9419. 5-22-1-5 Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home only $350/mo 4bd 2.5ba Home only $400/mo! 5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apri For Listings/Info (800)482-941 9. 5-22-1-5 Land Auction 250 Props Must be Sold! Low Down / E-Z Financing Free Brochure 800-890-1292 www.LANDAUCTION.com. 5-22-1-5 NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH) 1 or 2-1/2 "Football Field" Sized Lots! $0 Down. $0 Interest. $159-$208 per month Money Back Guaranteed (866)745-3329 or www.sunsitesl andrush.com. 5-22-1-5 NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great view, very private, big trees, waterfalls & large public lake nearby, $49,500 call now (866)7898535. 5-22-1-5 LAKEFRONT SALE! 3.5 acres $49,900. New to market. Gently sloping lakefront estate on private bass lake. Gorgeous unspoiled setting -no crowds, no noise. For the discriminating buyer. Must see. Excellent low rate financing. Call now (888)792-5253, x.1850. 5-22-1-5 Grand Opening Sale! Saturday, May 31st! 1+ acre lake access just $29,900includes FREE boat slips! On 160,000 acre recreational lake in Kentucky. Save $5000 GUARANTEED! Prime lockable lakefront available. Lowest financing in 25+ years. Be 1st to see! Call now (800)704-3154, x1825. 5-22-1-5 20 ABSOLUTE Real Estate Auctions in June, Homes & Lots to be sold, Guaranteed Financing Options. Bid Live or by Phone, info & pics at www.vanderee.com. VanDeRee Auctions, Since 1934, (941)488-3600 Realtor/AU460. 5-22-1-5 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 8-18-25-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6 FURNITURE & THINGS Buy & Sell. New & Used. Wed-Sat 10-6 Corner of Waldo & Univ Ave 22 NE 11th St. 381-5577 or 283-3080 8-25-08-25-6 a7Furnishings I .ters BED -QUEEN -$110 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still is plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 8-18-08-25-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$85 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-18-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$375 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-18-08-25-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 8-18-08-25-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 8-18-25-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100 (352) 372-7490 8-18-08-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 8-18-08-25-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table' 6 Chippendale chairs, hatch & baffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 8-1825-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 8-18-25-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $80 Queen $100 King $170** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 8-18-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $120 352-377-9846. 8-18-25-6 BedAll New Kingl 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 8-18-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxesl 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-18-0825-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 8-18-25-6 CASH PAID FOR LAPTOPS Working or not, Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 8-18-25-7 f.' M U ER 0 8-18-25-7 Computer Help Fast Gatorland Computers House/Dorm Fast response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 338-8041. www.GatorlandComputers.com 8-18-25-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 8-18-08-25-7 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) 8-18-25-9 For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 8-18-08-25-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: http://wvww.surplus.ufl.edu/online/ 8-18-08-25-10 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 0 ALLIGATOR, 21 For Sale For Sale Motorcycles, Mopeds Motorcycles, Mopds Autos Need a spot to park that's close to UF? As spaces become less available and more expensive, for $50/mo you can have a decaled spot on Alligator Alley, located at 1120 SW 1st Ave. These spots are rented by the semester to accommodate students and faculty alike. For more info, contact: www.edbaurmanagment.com 1731 NW 6th Street 375-7104 X110 8-18-25-10 PALM TREES (Windmill) Compact for Patio or Balconies. Will not freeze -Cold hardy. 4 feet tall/Easy to grow $15. 352-374-4216 5-27-4-10 Anglican All Saints Anglican Church BUILDINGS FOR SALE! "AMERICA'S LEADING MANUFACTURER!" 20x30X12 $4300. 25x40X14 $6890. 30X50X14 $7900. 35X56X16 $11,500. 40X60X16 $14,900. 5OX14OX19 $41,600. 60X10OX18 $32,800. Pioneer since 1980.(800)668-5422. 522-1-10 ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn $800 in a day? 30 Local Machines and Candy $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL US: We will not be undersold! 522-1-10 IMPORT EXPORT. Your Complete Guide. Earn Big $$$, Worldwide Contacts. Products. Manufacturers. Brokers Available. Work From Anywhere. Call (800)812-3163 24/7. 5-22-1-10 *de Presbyterian Faith Presbyterian Church 10Am Worship 9Am Sunday School Traditional Anglican Worship 5916 NW. Holy Eucharist 10:30 am Gainesville 8100 SW Archer Road Phone: 35 (The Shrine Club) www.fpc-g 352-317-5757 www.allsaintsxnec.org First Pre Christian Missing yo Come wors Victory Church or 10:55an A contemporary Christian church Wed. 9pm. serving UF & Gville community. www.lstp. Services Sun. 10:30am & Wed. 106 SW 3r 7pm. Exciting variety show for ages 18-29 "Friday Night Live" Presbyte @ 7pm. Call for a ride of Christ 352.371.7800 Open, affir Jewish Student diverse. Ta Centers -7pm. $1 D .Theology c Chabad Lubavitch Pub Down Jewish Student Center 1402 Univ -Your home away from home. pdcsc.org -Friday Night Live! -Services & Shabbat Dinner. Method -7:30pm Spring semester Universit -352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Methodic Ave. The Wesle -(5 blocks north of the stadium) at the Pres -www.JewishGator.com 1402 W U Episcopal Sunday wo Episcopal Chapel House Bible Stud Chapel of Incarnation ufwesley.cc (Chapel House) Bapt http://ufchapelhouse.com Communion Services on Sun. Westsid at 6:30pm and Wed. at 5:15pm. Sunday S Oasis in the city-garden (wi-fi) 9:15am & during day, fellowship, and more! 3523337 352.372.8506 39th Avenue 2-377-5482 nv.org 00000 SCOOTERS 000000 RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 8-18-08-25-11 ***GatorMoto*** Our new state of the art facility will be completed this Spring! We have new scooters starting at $999. lyr Warranties. We also service ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available. Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275 GatorMoto.com 8-18-08-25-11 Non-Denominational Trinity Metropolitan Community Church Offering truly open and inclusive Christian worship. Sunday Worship, 10:15am. 1164 SW Archer Road for info, call 352-376-1100 or visit mccgainesville.com. "Tearing Down Walls Building Up Hope" University City Church of Christ sbyterian Church Gators for Christ campus ur home church? ministry -college greup meets hi with us at 8:30a at University City church .College Bible Study )rg/collegegroup d Street. 378-1527 rian & Disciples Student Center ming and spiritually ize worship Sun. at inners Weds. at 7pm. n Tap Tues. Stubbies town 8pm. ersity Ave, 376-7539 dist y United t Church y Foundation meeting byterian S C niversity Avenue rship at 1 1:00am y Wednesday at 7pm m for more info ist Baptist Church hool and Services 10:45am Newberry Rd. 700 x10 westsidebaptist.org on Sundays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) Unitarian momw salist Fellowship Nurture your spirit. Help heal our world. Sunday worship and Sunday school: 11am 4225 NW 34th St. 3 miles north of UF 377-1669 www.uuf.org For more information on the worship guide contact Ellie Yaciw at Alligator advertising at 376.4482 Sa iM" h IP, GATORMOTO is Gainesville's number 1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 8-18-08-25-11 *MOTORCYCLES / SCOOTER SERVICEO TUNE UPS, DIAGNOSTICS, ENG WORK, VALVE ADJ, TIRES. 'WE DO IT ALL" rpmmotorcycles.com OR CALL 352-3776974 518 SE 2nd St. GVILLE 8-18-26-11 INSTANT CASH$$$ For any motorcycle or scooter, running or not. I come to you, call anytime352-441-0442 Please leave message. 5-27-08-5-11 1996 Suzuki GSF 600S Bandit, Red, Excellent Condition, 20 K mi, 2008 UF decal, shop manual, want to sell to student. $2,000 obo. Call 352-219-6744. 5-29-08-4-11 Swamp Cycles 534 SW 4th Ave Best Prices, Selection & Customer Service. E-bikes, Scooters, Acces. and More! Mobile Repair/Pickup 352-373-8823 www.swampcycles.com 8-18-23-11 or -AutosZ FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL ORunning or not!O NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 8-18-25-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 8-18-25-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTOR CAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 8-18-08-25-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 8-18-25-12 JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY! 000 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREES FREESOO MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY! CALL DON 215-7987 8-18-25-12 CARS FROM $291MO! Hondas 0 Chevys 0 Jeeps and more! $0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr. For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765 8-18-25-12 *FAST CASH PAID* For cars, trucks, mopeds & motorcycles '94 & up. Running or not. Segovia 352-284-8619 8-18-25-12 New Car College Grad Financing Incentive. Graduating in 6 months? OK. Assoc Arts, or Bachelors? OK. Graduated in last two years? OK. Call today, offer expires 4/30. Call Bob Williams 352-215-9285 6-1928-12 2007 Toyota Camry (LE) for $1,9000 (Negotiable!) Miles: 8500 Exterior Color, Dark Gray Interior Color: Light Gray Leather Seats! Looks like Brand New!! Give me a call at 352-359-7717 5-22-4-12 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE sedan 95k automatic, AC, silver with gray cloth, power everything, very clean, $5,900 OBO 352.514.1800 -email for picslunadog@cox.net 6-109-12 95 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Automatic. Equipped with all options. 70K miles. $22,000. Call 727-8148 5-29-6-12 97 CHEVY BLAZER 4 door, 4WD. Cold air, very clean with low mileage. Equipped w/ all options. $29,000. Call 727-8148 5-29-6-12 1992 VOLVO 940 GL Auto/4 cyl/187k. 2nd owner. $1250. OBO. 378-6478 / 870-8626 6-3-5-12 2001 Toyota Carolla LE Champagne 4-door Automatic. 89K miles & in good condition. $5300 Contact Julia at 954-415-7049 6-3-08-5-12 1999 CHEVY LUMINA Excellent condition. Runs good. $2500. Call Shari 352-317-0890 6-6-08-5-12 Police Impounds for Sale! 94 Honda Accord $750! 94 Toyota Camry $750! For listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9271. 5-22-1-12 M -Wanted THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Transport patients to/from treatments Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record & attend training session. Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-1825-13 BEAN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 5-22-08-72-13 Ping Pong Table Wanted Call (352) 692-4728 5-22-2-13 SHelp Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out persona ,r;irmation 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. 8-18-25-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 8-18-08-25-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, Training Provided Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 8-18-08-25-14 Political/Commercial Call Center Phone reps needed ASAP Political & Corp Campaigns. Up to $9/hr + bonus potential. 352/371-5888 X111, 4112 NW 22 Dr. 818-25-14 PARADIGM PROPERTIES Leasing Specialist, PT Sales & customer service exp. EOE, DFWP 220 N. Main; 352-375-2152 x301 www.teamparadigm.com 8-18-25-14 DELIVERY DRIVERS up to $12/hr. KITCHEN HELP $7.00-$7.25/hr. CALIFORNIA CHICKEN GRILL 378-2442 8-18-25-14 INSIDE SALES PEOPLE Fora major telecom company. Flexible hours. PT or FT. No nights or weekends. Bilingual a plus. EEOC. 372-2051 8-18-25-14 ~

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22, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 H n Help Wanted p Wante Help Wanted Help Wanted EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $ $$$ $$$$ $$$ $ lest 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 8-18-08-25-14 PARK PLACE CAR WASH Now Hiring FT & PT positions available. Greit environment. flexible hours. Apply in person 7404 NW4th Blvd-Across from Home Depot 8-18-08-25-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible. Scheds! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call Now! 8-18-25-14 If You're Not Earning $500 A Day Part Time, visit www.YouBenefitNow.com 8-15-07-5-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necennary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 8-18-08-25-14 Statewide Furniture Installers Needed. Hiring Today for FT&Summer Work. Starting $10-$12 On EXP. Hotel & Meal Comp.Fast Advancement, Benefits, Vac & 401K. Must Have valid FL DL. DFWP 352-373-7516. 6-3-72-14 G8RBAY.com 0 Get Paid & Have Fun S Flexible Hrs & Competitive $ 0 Sales .Experience Required 0 eBay exp. + 0 Resume to g8rbay@bellsouth.net 5-29-08-66-14 Fun summer jobs! Earn Great Pay! City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions! Apply Online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs AA/EO/DFWNets Pref Employer. 7-10-08-58-14 RNs/LPNs NEEDED IMMEDIATELY-to cover Gainehville or Tranton 8 hrs/day -5 days/wk. $18-23/hr. Only serious applicants should apply. Requires Level I background screening. Call 352-284-2336 or fax 352-353-0437 5-29-13-14 Like Sushi? Then join our growing Rolls 'n Bowls team! Now hiring motivated, reliable, friendly and energetic team members for CASHIER/ HOST & PREP positions, P/T & F/T. .Learn how to make sushi and much more in a fun, diverse, and high-paced environment. Strong work ethic and excellent customer service are an absolute must! Earn great pay while having fun!! Apply in person at 3117 SW 34th St #1, University Towne Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls please. 5-22-08-10-14 5 STAR PIZZA is now hiring pizza makers and delivery drivers. Great pay, flexible hours. 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S p o r ts TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2008 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org No. 9 hitter makes large impact on No. I team 0 UF WILL HOST CALIFORNIA FOR THE NCAA SUPER REGIONAL. By KYLE MAISTRI Alligator Writer kmaistri@aliigator.org It would be hard to call anyone on the No. 1 ranked Gators (65-3) "weak" after everything they have accomplished this season. But if a casual fan were to scroll down the lineup card to the No. 9 spot, they may make the assumption that sophomore Corrie Brooks might be the UF player to fear the least. As Gainesville prepares to welcome California (43-25) for the first Super Regional ever held in Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium, those close to the team know that Brooks has become as dependable as any other starter. More than three months ago, the Gators opened up their season with a 5-0 record in the USF-Wilson tournament in Tampa. The group of 20 players had yet to form an identity, and already the first injury of the season struck. Freshman third baseman Shaunice Harris tore her ACL and would be out for the rest of the season. The only other player who had been taking reps at third base was penciled into the lineup for what would end up being the rest of UF's historic run. "I said to myself, 'I'm going to have to step up, step into this role,"' Brooks said. "My teammates helped me a lot. "They told me, 'You can do it. We believe in you."' It proved to be a big role to fill, but she would go on to start 65 of 68 games at perhaps the toughest position in softball. Hitters often come to the plate with a variety of skills designed to make Softball the third baseman's life difficult. But Brooks plays closer to the batter than any sane person should, with a glove and a mouth guard her only defense. "Some of them are hitters, slashers and bunters," she said. "So there are those times when they come up and you're not sure if they're going to hit it right back at you." Through the early part of the year, the adjustment to full-time starter wasn't always an easy one, in the field or in the dugout. SEE SOFT, PAGE 26 Sarah Hsu/ Alligator Staff UF third baseman Corrie Brooks waits for the ball in the 3rd inning of the Gators' 3-0 win against Central Florida during the NCAA Division I Softball Regional final on Saturday. Nelson stands above Tebow What would you say if I told you Tun Tebow is only the second most dominant athlete at UF? Would you cry blasphemy? Probably, but that's only because you likely haven't seen the best UF has to offer. The right arm of softball ace Stacey Nelson has led the Gators to the best record in school history (65-3) and is largely responsible for making UF the favorite to win the national title. She does not have the same media attention or buzz as the golden boy Mr. Tebow, but when it comes to her sport she is by far the best in the business. Nelson, who has been practically untouchable during the 2008 campaign, finished the regional championship weekend with a 43-3 record and a 0.75 ERA. That's almost as many wins as UCF (49-20) -the school UF defeated to win the Gainesville Regional -had as a team this year. Don't get me wrong, Tebow's numbers are impressive (3,286 yards passMike DiFerdinando Mike'D Up mdiferdinando@alligator.org ing and 895 rushing). But for her sport, the statistics Nelson has produced this year are arguably better than Tebow's. "She's unbelievable she won 21 games in the [Southeastern Conference]. No one has ever done that before," UF coach Tun Walton said. The second most wins by a SEC pitcher this season was 10. The SEC pitcher of the year was also a top-10 finalist for the NCAA National Player of the Year Award -the softball equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. After only three years, Nelson has already claimed the school record for wins (91) and strikeouts (708). The California native has cemented her legacy as the best pitcher, and more than likely the best player, in school SEE MIKE, PAGE 26 UF BASEBALL Gators unable to come back By SHANNON McCARTHY Alligator Staff Writer smccarthy@alligator.org HOOVER, Ala. -The comeback magic finally ran out. After three come-from-behind wins to earn a sweep of Vanderbilt last weekend, the Gators could not pull out another such victory Wednesday. Playing the Commodores for the fourth time in less than a week, UF fell to Vanderbilt 7-3 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday. "It was a tough game," senior first baseman Brandon McArthur said. "It was a battle just like last weekend." The Gators will try to bounce back with a win as they face South Carolina today at 11 a.m. in an elimination game. Starter Patrick Keating got into trouble early, and the Gators (34-21) couldn't rebound like they had done three times before against the Conunodores (38-18). "They got an early lead on us and they kept tacking on runs," UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "They made it very difficult for us to get back in the game." UF's ace suffered his first loss of the season as he struggled early against Vanderbilt. Keating lasted six innings but gave up six runs on nine hits. "I wasn't working ahead in the count as much as I needed to be," Keating said. "It seemed like every time I walked a batter I gave up a ground ball through the hole. I just wasn't stringing enough good pitches together .I'm just disappointed I let my team down." The Commodores didn't waste any time in getting on the board. They opened up the scoring in the first inning when Vanderbilt's Ryan Flaherty singled Keating home Dominic de la Osa, who rPached base after being hit by a pitch. The Gators evened up the score in their half of the first inning when Cole Figueroa plated Avery Barnes with a single into centerfield, but Vanderbilt struck right back with three runs in the next half-inning. The Commodores opened things up with two straight singles against Keating, and an error by Jon Townsend at second base allowed one SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 25 7;.~ a Today's question: Who is the most valuable player on the UF softball team besides Stacey Nelson? Tuesday's question: If the baseball team wins two or more games this weekend at the SEC Tournament should the Gators host a regional? (results at right) -. Pent Votes) Yes 81% (26) No 19% (6) 32 TOTAL VOTES ENBA: Pistons vs. Celtics ESPN, 8:30 p.m. *MLB : White Sox vs. Rays FSN, 7 p.m. NBA Lakers Spurs MLB Athletics Rays 89 85 9 1 I

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 E ALLIGATOR, 25 Gators change lineup 0 BUDDY MUNROE MOVED TO DESIGNATED HITTER. By EVAN DREXLER Alligator Staff Writer edrexler@alligator.org HOOVER, Ala. -Where are the Pigotts of yesteryear? One look at the Gators' lineup Tuesday afternoon and you can hardly tell this team from the one that began the season, as if they've undergone major reconstructive surgery. Riley Cooper in right field? Buddy Munroe as the designated hitter? Jon Townsend at second base? Just three short months after the season started against Siena, Ih only had four of its 10 starters in the same position playing against Vanderbilt. The personnel shakeup certainly didn't take place overnight, but a few key choices had some consequences in the Gators' opening-round loss agaist Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Among the unusual moves UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan made in the game, the most startling was seeing Munroe's name in the lineup along with fellow catcher Hampton Tignor. Munroe started the majority of UF's games -30 of 54 -as a catcher during the regular season, but found himself straddling the pine as the team's designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-3 loss. "He's hitting the ball well against left handers," O'Sullivan said of Munroe. Tignor has the best arm of all the catchers, so O'Sullivan put him in as part of his strategy against the Commodores. "We were afraid that they might try to steal a little bit more today," O'Sullivan said. Though the Gators have shuffled all three of their catchers around throughout the season, only once -way back on Feb. 23 -had two catchers started. "Collectively, they've done a nice job," O'Sullivan said. By the time that decision had impacted the offense, however, it was too late in the game to change the result. Mnroe went 0 for 2 with a walk before being replaced in the seventh inning by Bryson Barber, who started 19 games as designated hitter during the year. Though Barber didn't get a hit in his two at-bats either, the team may have been better off with the hot Barber beginning the game as its designated hitter instead of Munroe. Another move was Cooper playing in right field over Jonathan Pigott. Though Cooper started the last 11 games, he struck out once and got caught in a rundown after his only hit of the game. O'Sullivan took him Baseball out in the seventh inning in favor of Dustin Bamberg, who started 21 games as UF's designated hitter. O'Sullivan did not know if he would start Cooper in Thursday's 11 a.m. elimination game against South Carolina. If you change a couple of swings around and eliminate Townsend's error in Vanderbilt's three-run second inning, the outcome could be completely different and O'Sullivan's lineup would not be in question. And changing the lineup even more from the standard may have helped -Vanderbilt starter Mike Minor said that it helped that he saw so many of the same batters Tuesday that he did last Thursday in Gainesville. "It helps a lot, actually," Minor said. "I remembered it pretty well almost every hitter .I knew against every hitter almost what pitch I threw. And today it worked out a lot better." The only difference in the lineup that Minor saw Thursday was Clayton Pisani starting at second base. All the blame for the loss certainly can't go to Munroe, Townsend and Cooper. Lineup mainstays Josh Adams and Matt den Dekker did not record a hit in seven combined at-bats, killing the middle of the Gators'lineup. UF TENNIS Briceno advances in singles STAFF REPORT 6-3, 6-2. The UF women will lose Whitney Benik heading into next season, aritl the Nestor Briceno isn't done yet. While the UF men's tennis team lost in the Round of 16, the singles competition is still going, and Briceno made the most of it. UF's senior edged Texas' 10thranked Dimitar Kutrovsky 6-4, 7-6 (4). It was the first singles appearance of Briceno's career. He will now face Pepperdine's 37thranked Bassam Beidas today. It was his third win against an opponent ranked in the top 10 and sixth straight singles victory. He hasn't lost a singles match since the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. While Briceno came through, the rest of his Gator teammates didn't. Senior Greg Ouellette's decorated UF career came to a close with a thud as he was upset by Southern Cal's 29th-ranked Kaes Van't Hof 6-4, 6-2. Ouellette's 110 singles wins rank fourth in UF history. He also has won 71 doubles matches. It wasn't any better for the women, either. Csilla Borsanyi and Julia Cohen were both swept in straight sets. Cohen lost 6-4, 6-0 to Southern Cal's Amanda Fink, and Borsanyi was creamed by California's Claire Ilcinkas young Gators should reload well heading into next year. The same can be said for the men as UF will only really lose Ouellette and Briceno. No. 29 Cohen has been in the No. 1 slot all through the dual-match season and finished the season 14-8, with 12 of those matches against nationally ranked opponents. The women's team was eliminated when they lost to UCLA 4-2 in the NCAA Semifinals on Monday. Benik would've had a chance to finish her career with 100 singles victories, but she lost to the Bruins. There is still some hope for the Gators, however, as they'll start doubles play today. Sophomore Megan Alexander and Freshman Marrit Boonstra will play against Fresno State's Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukhova. The last UF tandem to win a doubles titles was Whitney Laiho and Jessica Lehnhoff in 2001. UF hopes for redemption against So. Carolina BASEBALL, from page 24 runner to come home. David Macias and de la Osa then brought two more runners home to give Vanderbilt the early 4-1 advantage. The UF offense that had been clicking so well struggled against Vanderbilt left-hander Mike Minor (6-3, 4.26 ERA). UF had a chance to get back into the game in the fourth inning when Townsend walked, Riley Cooper was hit by a pitch and Hampton T.guor reached base on an error, but Avery Barnes struck out with two outs to end the scoring threat. The Gators had another chance to do some damage in the sixth inning after-right-hander Drew Hayes came on in relief of Minor. UF had two runners cross the plate in the inning but would leave the bases loaded once again. A total of 14 Gators were stranded on the bases. "The one thing we were very successful with last weekend was we always were able to get that one pitch or that one hit," O'Sullivan said. "Today we struggled to do that." With the loss, UF fell to 0-6 against Vanderbilt in SEC Tournament play. This is the second year in a row the team has suffered a loss on the first day of the tournament. The Gamecocks (37-20) took a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 1 against Louisiana State, but the Tigers rallied to tie the game and won in the tenth inning on a home run by Blake Dean. "When we've had our backs against the wall, we've always responded." Kevin O'Sullivan UF baseball coach UF will send Billy Bullock (4-3, 4.20 ERA) to the mound to face South Carolina. The. tall right-hander pitched well against the Gamecocks when he faced them in Columbia on May 2. Bullock earned the win after 5.1 inrings of relief, giving up only two solo home runs and striking out a season-high seven batters. Though the Gators now stare elimination in the face, their coach seemed confident in his team's ability to bounce back from a tough loss. 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26, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 Gators jumpup seven spots at NCAAs STAFF REPORT That's more like what Jill Briles-Hinton was hoping for. Aftergoinginto the NCAAChampionships with title hopes, the UF women's golf team got off to a very slow start, finishing 20th overall after Tuesday's first round. But the Gators turned things around -a little bit, at least -in Wednesday's weathertrodled second round, moving up seven spots to 13th place. Play was suspended for more than two hours as winds got up to more than 60 miles per hour. UF was only one of six teams able to finish its round. The remaining teams would finish play this morning at 7. After the first day's struggles, the Gators will take whatever break they can get. "The weather had a huge effect on the play today," Briles-Hinton said. "Coming from Florida, not only do we have to deal with the elevation of the course and the wind, but we need to adjust to the atmosphere. The ball usually goes about 10 yards further off the irons here, so it's difficult. They had to play smart and know where to land it, and our team did a great job of that today" UF shot a second-round score of 299. The Gators have a total score of 600 (+24) after two days. Redshirt Junior Ornella Jouven led UF with a par 72 as she nailed four birdies, three of which were on the final nine holes. "The team really brought it back," BrilesHinton said. "It was windy when they began and it worsened as they continued to play, but the team posted some solid rounds today." Freshman Jessica Yadloczky is also playing older than her age, as she moved into 39th place, moving up 14 spots. She had two consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes. On the other hand, senior Tiffany Chudy, after finishing seventh overall at the Central Regionals, has struggled somewhat and is tied for 80th overall. She was able to make 13 pars, but her score was brought up with five bogeys. Redshirt freshman Nicole Schachner was able to move up eight spots on the leaderboard and is currently 114th. She improved six strokes off of her first-round finish. Hannah Yun, also a freshman, hasn't been able to keep the momentum going from her solid regionals, as she's currently +12 and is tied for 104th. Briles-Hinton has given Yun and Yadloczky credit for helping the team's mental toughness, which has been a big help for the team's success this season. Southern California and UCLA are currently tied for first with scores of 584 (+8). The Southeastern Conference does have some better representation with Alabama (+8) in third place and Arkansas (+14) tied for sixth. The Trojans' Belen Mozo is the leading individual, shooting an impressive 140 (-4) through two days. Play will continue through today and conclude on Friday. Pac-10 historically dominates NCAA Tournament SOFT, from page 24 While the rest of her teammates were lighting it up and having career years, Brooks was still making the adjustment to the college game. "I thought I'd come in here and do the same thing I had done in high school," she said. "It's a lot tougher than you think it is.Pitchers are a lot better." In her first 29 games she carried a .224 average and committed six errors in the field. Athat point, Southeastern Conference play had just begun, and the level of play was only going to get tougher for the sophomore. The next game rolled around, a Sunday contest to close a series My Uncle Sam For the past few years one of the major concerns for all Americans was the war in Iraq and the loss of American lives! And for what reason? Does this sound like another war (Vietnam) that American heroes lost their lives in? And for what reason again failed government policies, Peter Allen/Pax has wntten a new song titled, My Uncle Sam. This song says it all about the wars and our heroes, and how WE the People can make change to bring about lasting PEACE. Please visit select My Uncle Sam Listen for free or download this great song for only $.99. To share with friends and family in Florida visit www,18i.org and help make real change, the Independence Party of Florida. Maybe you would like to run for Public office? Remember if you area Democrat or Republican you belong to the status quo. Help spread the word and bring about PEACE. Peter Allen/Pax Pax In Latin means PEACE with Arkansas in Fayetteville. That 7-2 victory over the Razorbacks marked the turning point in Brooks' season. She scratched out two hits, drove in a run and never looked back. Over her next 38 games, she raised her average to .279, -hit three home runs and played the role of a sure-handed hot corner as the Gators, seemingly, forgot how to lose. "My confidence and limiting myself to swinging at good pitches have really helped me," she said. And last weekend, she helped the team on the biggest of stages. Brooks capped a 7-2 win against Georgia Tech with a linedrive shot over the center field fence. The next day, she got UF on the board with a solo home run over the left field wall against a tough Central Florida team with even tougher pitching. In two consecutive at-bats, she tripled her home -run total. ~"It was awesome," she said. "Mary [Ratliff] Softball sai<:, 'You doubled your home runs in two days!' That felt really good, especially in post-season regional play." The Golden Bears have their work cut out for them with a dominating Gators team that is playing in their second consecutive Super Regional. UF lost to Texas A&M in the third and decisive game last year. The Pacific 10 is a conference rich in softball history, which the Gators pointed out often in this week's media opportunities. Since the inaugural Women's College World Series in 1982, the Pac-10 has taken home 19 of 25 titles (the 1995 title was also won by UCLA but was later stripped away by the NCAA), including six of the last seven. In 2002, the Golden Bears took home the program's first and only title. "They are who we strive to be very soon," UF coach Tui Walton said. By contrast, the SEC has never won a national championship. This weekend, the Gators will try to show that if Brooks is their weakest link, they like their chances. The University ef Florida Hosts: NEW STUDENT E ION-. PUBLISHED: AUG. 18, 2008 DEADLINE: July 30, 2008 i:2 Additional Discounts: 10%. Full Page Discount 5%. Cash/Check by Deadline Discount 5%.Camera-Ready Half Page or Larger FRIDAY, MAY 23 @ 2 PM EDMTON PUBLISHED: SATURDAY, MAY 24 @ NOON AUG. 25, 2008 -'IF NECESSARY. 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Nelson struck out 127 batters this season in conference play The junior has carried her program into an era of unprecedented success. Before her arrival, the Gators best postseason ranking was only a 13 seed. How much difference can one player make? Well, practically all the difference in the world. .With Nelson leading the way, the Gators claimed the SEC regular-season and tournament titles as well as the No.1 overall seed in this year's NCAA Tournament. Better than a Capital One Bowl loss? You tell me. If Tebow is Superman, then you might as well call Nelson Superwoman. She might not have to fight off autograph seekers on the way to class, and the mere sight of her might not make boys forget their names. But maybe it should.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 K ALLIGATOR, 27 14-time All-American UF grad joins Olympic team Sioui will compete with Canadian national team By AMYLYNN DAWSON Alligator Contributing Writer While many recent UF graduates are entering the work force this summer, one alumnus is preparing himself for the most important 11 days of his swimming career. This August, Adam Sioui, 26, will compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as a member of the Canadian swim team. Sioui, who graduated from UF in 2006 with a degree in English, swam for the Gators and Coach Gregg Troy for the four years he spent in Gainesville. "Adam has a great work ethic and has always been a key member of the team. We've always felt that Adam had Olympic potential," Troy said. "It's good to see him achieve his goals." Troy, who has coached at UF for the past .10 years, said he has high hopes for Sioui this summer in Beijing. "I just want him to visualize his potential and realize his talents," Troy said. "He knows the value of working hard, and it shows." Sioui, a native of Trenton, Ontario, began swimming in his grandparents' pool when he was 9. He later turned his hobby into a lifelong passion. Sioui has been named an All-American swimmer 14 times and is regarded as one of the best swimmers in Florida. In 2002, he was the SEC 200-yard freestyle champion and captured the title again in 2003. This year, Sioui set the national record in Canada for the 200-meter butterfly time at the Canada Swimming Trials in Montr6al. In Beijing, he will compete in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 4x200 freestyle relay. Sioui has been chasing his Olympic dream for nearly eight years. In 2000, he tried out for the Canadian men's swim team, but missed the opportunity to compete in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games by three-tenths of a second. "Even though I've had setbacks m' my career, I've never lost the dream of competing in the Olympics," he said. "I've been able to persevere, sioui and I'm finally now realizmg the goals I set all those years ago." With his 6-foot-6-inch muscular frame, it would be easy to think that Sioui would not have to make any improvements on his fitness. Sioui, however, said that he spends nearly every day swimming and lifting weights. Training now takes up 25 hours of his week. And although he aims to eat hesithily, Sioui said he makes exceptions. "I like to treat myself with the occasional entire bag of candy every now and then," he said. Sioui said that as necessary as physical preparation is, mental preparation is of equal importance. Sioui said he has learned to enjoy his successes more and to forg4 his failures more easily. "At the end of the day, this is just a sport," he said. "I've learned to have fun with it more and enjoy my experiences along the way." While Sioui says he plans to keep swimming a part of his life, he also hopes to further his education after the Olympics and move to New York City. As far as competing in Beijing, 'Sioui expressed his feelings quite simply: "It's a huge, huge honor." Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers 1702 W. Univ. Ave. UP Plaza 352 -374 -4984 @i o oj" 0 0 L F-nrDA S Attention Al Advertis In honor Of Out Coun the Al/igtor wil on Monday. May 216th Memorial Day Ho Deadline for Tuesd is loday by z for Display arid AdverLisir CLASSIFIEDS 373-FIND ligator ers! Trys heros. be closed due to the l i day. y. May 27th 1p.111. assi fied 1g. DISPLAY 376-4482 a 7ti _k o Call 1-800-741-4DER for the location nearest gan. Florida Deparment of Enviromnta Rgaion

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28, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008 Speights waits as pre-draft camps, workouts near By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Staff Writer bsteele@alligator.org Marreese Speights didn't hire in agent so he could have the pos.ibility of returning to UF. But more than a month and a ialf later, Speights is stuck doing olo y workouts, with no more of.a -lue where his future stands now han he had when the Gators' seaon ended. It's not an easy situation for >layers, such as Speights, who re not guaranteed lottery picks. f your name isn't Michael Beasley, )errick Rose, Kevin Love, Jerryd layless, Brook Lopez or -even vith his current issues -OJ Mayo, hen you're sitting at home wonlering if you'll be picked in the top 0 or be a late second-round pick. \nd second-round picks don't get ;uaranteed contracts. "Right now he's working >ut and trying to keep himself n shape," said UF coach Billy )onovan of his big man Tuesday. Butlike anything you see or read ight now, it's speculation. People :now maybe the first 10 to 12 >icks, because it's maybe a little it more obvious. But after you nove out of the lottery, I really 'elieve from about 15 until about .0 nobody has any idea. You've een kids think they're going to go n one area in the draft, and you :now what? They don't." Donovan's not just trying to ure Speights back, either, as hisory bats up his point. Last season, Arizona's Marcus Villiams left after his sophomore "ear in hopes of being a lottery 'ick and dropped down to the third pick in the second round, where he played less than 37 minutes all season. In 2006, Alexander Johnson left FSU early and dropped down to the 45th pick overall. The Gators even had a recent example when Taurean Green dropped down to the 52nd pick. The year before that it was Pittsburgh's Chris Taft who was hoping to be a first rounder but fell to the second. Couple that with the NBA gaining more and more of an overseas influence, it makes it even harder for college players. You've seen kids think they're going to go in one area in the draft, and you know what? They don't." Billy Donovan UF men's basketball coach The first time Speights will get the opportunity to work out for NBA teams will be at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp, which takes place at the end of May and beginning of June. An official date has not yet been released. Speights will have the option of deciding whether to play in Orlando or just hold individual workouts for teams. If he plays in Orlando, he could move up the charts, but his weaknesses could also. be exposed against other players hoping to move up in the draft. His lack of endurance has been questioned while at UF, and that could be a hindrance if he chooses to play. But not many players have Speights' skills as a finesse big man, either. "I just want to make sure they do have the right information, but right now there's no information," Donovan said. "We've gotten to a point where we finished playing our season over six weeks ago, and that's the unfortunate part for a lot of these kids. There's no new information." Donovan brought up the point that if Speights is drafted in the second round, he wouldn't have a guaranteed contract and teams would be able to let go of him more easily than if they had spent the money required on a lottery to mid-first round pick. So far mock drafts are mixed when it comes to Speights. NBADraft.net has Speights lottery bound at No. 12 to the Sacramento Kings while DraftExpress.com and HoopsHype.com have him at No. 21 to the New Jersey Nets. ESPN's Chad Ford has him going to the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick. CALATHES HEADED FOR BEIJING?: Nick Calathes will get the opportunity to try out for the Greek National Team and, if they qualify, could be headed to Beijing for the Olympics in August. Calathes' grandfather was born and raised in Greece. Donovan said he hopes Calathes will get the opportunity to play in the Olympics, even though he'd miss workouts in Gainesville. MACKLIN IN CLASSES: Donovan confirmed Tuesday that recent Georgetown transfer Vernon Macklin has enrolled in classes for Summer A. Macklin, a 6-foot9 forward, will have to sit out the upcoming season due to transfer rules but should add some needed size and athleticism to UF's small frontcourt when he's eligible. Casey Brooke Lawson / Alligator Coach Billy Donovan believes the NBA should change its rules so college players have more time to decide on whether to come back. Marreese Speights (right) will have to make this decision soon. / I --1 <1 During the past month, four of The Independent Florida Alligator news racks have been T.We are offering a' reward for information leading to the A and -'of anyone who has either taken or participated in taking a rack, or who has a rack in their possesion. CONTACT: ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION Lt r. (352) 367-4000 itor IIF St.0 a "1 -~ y~ K> ~ .-1 afdiga