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VOLUME 103 ISSUE 126


THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


Foreign-policy



scholar speaks


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Writer


International relations scholar
John Mearsheimer talked about the
political lobby for Israel and its ef-
fect on U.S. foreign policy during a
speech Wednesday night that drew
a crowd of more than 100 people to
Ustler Hall.
The speech was sponsored by
Human Rights Awareness on Cam-
pus.
Mearsheimer, a University of
Chicago professor, said the Ameri-
can Israel Public Affair Committee,
along with its partners that make up
the Israel lobby, have tremendous
power over Congress and the presi-
dent.
This power, he explained, has
prevented the U.S. government
from pressuring Israel to form more
fair and peaceful relations with Pal-


estinians.
"President Obama is not going
to be able to push Israel into a two-
state solution," he said.
Mearsheimer said finding a way
to form two independent states for
Isrealis and Palestinians is the best
course of action for both the U.S. and
Israel because the
alternative would
be an apartheid
state where Pales-
tinians are more
severely op-
pressed.
Political sci-
encejunior Joshua
Villanueva said afterward he appre-
ciated Mearsheimer's viewpoints.
"I'm more convinced of the two-
state solution than I was before,"
Villanueva said.
Mearsheimer was paid $5,000 to
speak.


Roly Moses
Colton Doll, a UF sophomore, pushes a giant beach ball toward Turlington Plaza Wednesday
afternoon. "It takes two different pumps to blow it up," he said. Doll was promoting a charity
dodgeball tournament to raise money for Haiti.




SPECIAL REPORT

Candidate faces attack ads


By CJ PRUNER
Alligator Staff Writer

Long before he was a window
cleaner and Gainesville mayor
candidate, Don Marsh played
chess.
The key to being a good player,
he said, is having the discipline to
play the board instead of the op-
ponent, and the same applies to
the campaign trail for Gainesville
mayor.
For Marsh, this election cy-
cle has been one grueling game
against a tough and seasoned op-
ponent, City Commissioner Craig
Lowe.
As the two prepare to face off
once more in an April run-off


election, both candidates empha-
sized the importance of sticking
to the issues instead of resorting
to political mudslinging.
"There's no reason for it."
Craig Lowe
Gainesville mayor candidate

But for Lowe, this campaign
season has been plagued by
people whom he describes as
"want[ing] to drive a wedge in
the political community."
Despite his pledge to focus
squarely on the issues, Lowe has
faced a slew of personal attacks,
mostly pertaining to his sexual
orientation.


"None of this would come
up without the attacks," he said.
"There's no reason for it."
One of the most prominent ex-
amples were fliers that were dis-
tributed across the city that said
Lowe was responsible for allow-
ing men in women's restrooms.
The fliers claimed to be spon-
sored by "concerned citizens of
Gainesville."
Another flier attempted to
mimic one flier from his cam-
paign. The pink flier mockingly
advocated for the support of a
"gay agenda."
More recently, the Dove World
Outreach Center, a local church
known for its controversial stanc-
SEE CAMPAIGN, PAGE 10


UF sophomore
Jon Bostic will be
counted on to help
replace the leader-
ship of departed
seniors Brandon
Spikes and Ryan
Stamper within the
Gators' linebacking
corps.
See Story, Page 36.


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Local man stabs


neighbor in face

By MINCH MINCHIN
Alligator Writer
A local man cut his neighbor in the face with a razor Wednes-
day afternoon after a disagreement over audio volume.
According to the police report:
Sammy Jaye Proctor, 47, approached the victim's campsite
near Northwest Sixth Street and said to turn his music down.
The victim's friend, who later witnessed the
Breaking stabbing, responded, "[Expletive] you," and
NeWS Proctor angrily returned to his campsite near-
by.
Proctor, a mason, soon became fed up with the noise and
confronted his victim, who had left his own camp and was
walking down a nearby wooded path.
He sliced the victim across the face with a box cutter, send-
ing the victim falling to the ground then stabbed the victim,
causing "great bodily injury" and "disfigurement."
The victim's condition is unknown.


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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Passover Seder
Monday, 8 p.m. and Tuesday,
8:30 p.m.
Hillel, 2020 W University Ave.
Join your UF Hillel fam-
ily for a warm and welcoming
Seder (festive meal) to celebrate
Passover. Monday's Seder costs
$10 for the first 300 students to
register at www.ufhillel.org.
Tuesday's meal costs $25.

Colors of Hope Art Exhibition
Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Institute of Hispanic-Latino
Cultures
As part of Multicultural and
Diversity Affairs, this first-time
art exhibition is embracing the
celebration of diversity and
multiculturalism in our society
and on campus. We have part-
nered with the Gainesville Art
Walk for a night filled with art
representing all media.

Upstart Films and RUB
Entertainment present the
12th Annual CINERAMA Film
Festival Call for Entries
UF's Reitz Union Auditorium
Saturday, April 24
We welcome all types of
entries, including experimen-
tal videos, short films, anima-
tion and full-length features.
Winners will be determined by
the audience and will receive
various prizes. Entries must be
submitted by April 15.
For more information, look
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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3


AROUND GAINESVILLE

City to get snazzy bus line


By CRISTINA RABAZA
Alligator Contributing Writer

Before the semester's end, students taking
bus trips from Gainesville will be able to sit back
- or lie down and enjoy the ride.
RedCoach, the newest long-distance bus line
coming to Gainesville, features 27 leather "bed-
seats" per bus along with flat-screen TVs, wire-
less Internet and vending machines.
The date the buses will start traveling to and
from Gainesville has not been released.
Depending on the departure and arrival lo-
cations, one-way ticket prices will range from
$45 to $165, and two-way prices will range from
$81 to $297. RedCoach will transport students,
families and businesspeople to and from six lo-
cations across the state, as well as to and from
Atlanta.
Traditional long-distance buses have be-
tween 48 and 54 upright seats. Gatorbus, GMG
Transports, Miami Bus Service and American
E-Tours all make trips to and from Gainesville.
They charge between $20 and $65 for a one-way
ticket and between $40 and $80 for a round trip.
"Instead of being able to sell many seats for
more money, we remodeled the layout of the
bus for ultimate comfort," said RedCoach ad-
ministrative assistant Maria Piva.


Todd Morrone, coordinator for risk man-
agement at UF's Department of Environmental
Health & Safety, said giving people so many
comfortable features is consistent with good er-
gonomic thinking, which involves fitting an en-
vironment to the individual, rather than fitting
the individual to the environment.
"Instead of being able to sell many
seats for more money, we remodeled
the layout of the bus for ultimate
comfort."
Maria Piva
RedCoach administrative assistant

Despite these luxuries, Silvana Vargas, a civil
engineering junior, said she would not take a
RedCoach bus because she cannot afford the
line's prices.
Vargas said she usually takes a bus from
Gainesville to South Florida about four times
each semester and looks for the cheapest alter-
native.
"It's not great not having the leg space, the
comfort and all the added features for that
whole distance, but I don't have the money to
spend for that luxury," Vargas said.


City to make over park


By VICTORIA ISRAELS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The City of Gainesville's Possum
Creek Park is getting a makeover.
The park, located at 4009 NW
53rd Ave., is temporarily closed to
the public for park improvements,
and for safety reasons, it will remain
closed until the renovations are com-
plete.
The renovations include the con-
struction of a dog park and a skate
park.
Plans also include expanding and
paving the parking lot and installing
new fences enclosing the park.
Several community meetings
were held to determine what local
residents wanted, and these renova-
tions were at the top of the list, said
Bob Woods, city spokesman.
The total construction cost is
about $800,000, and the renovations
were funded by Florida Recreation


Development Assistance Program,
the city's Capital Improvement Pro-
gram, and a Wild Spaces Public
Places sales tax referendum.
The Wild Spaces Public Places
referendum is a one-half cent sales
tax that started in January 2009 and
runs until December 2010.
The organization, a citizen-led
effort to protect natural resources
and improve public
Local recreational facilities
News in Alachua County,
projected the tax will
raise $40 million.
"We want to give the greatest re-
turn on the taxpayers' money at Pos-
sum Park," Woods said.
Park visitors are encouraged
to visit San Felasco Park, 6400 NW
43rd Way, while Possum Creek Park
is under construction. San Felasco
Park features hiking trails, a picnic
shelter and playground equipment.
The park is scheduled to reopen
by the end of April.


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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


RTS gets biodiesel grant


By EDEN JOYNER
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gator Nation just got a little bit
greener.
Gainesville's Regional Transit Sys-
tem will receive a $99,500 grant from the
Florida Department of Transportation
for its eco-friendly biodiesel program,
according to department spokesman
Philip Worth.
The state agency offers annual service
projects to transit systems in Florida, and
RTS applied for the grant as a biodiesel
alternative fuel transit program.
The grant requires Gainesville to
match the money through a contract pro-
cess. After the city matches the $99,500
grant, the Florida Department of Trans-
portation will give its 50-percent share,
Worth said.
Chip Skinner, spokesman for RTS,
said the money is already in the transit


system's budget and city officials are
waiting for paperwork to be finalized.
Currently all buses with a route on
campus use biodiesel, accounting for 22
percent of the fleet, Skinner said.
The grant will allow RTS to use biod-
iesel fuel in the entire 105-bus fleet.
The buses running on the fuel are la-
beled with a decal saying that the bus is
"Greening the Gator Na-
Local tion," according to the City
News of Gainesville's Web site.
He said he thinks the
entire fleet will be converted to biodiesel
by the end of the year.
Skinner said the project helps RTS
reduce carbon dioxide emissions and de-
crease its dependency on oil.
The project has an estimated cost of
$398,000 over a 2-year period.
The cost will cover new fuel tanks en-
gineered to dispense the fuel along with
the existing vehicle adaptations, he said.


SPECIAL REPORT

UPD cites SG president


for disorderly conduct


By KATHERINE BEIN
Alligator Writer

UF Student Body President Jordan
Johnson was cited for disorderly conduct
by the University Police Department after
demanding a SNAP ride to his off-campus
home at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
According to the report:
Officers responded to a call from two
SNAP employees whose van was parked
on Museum Road near Beaty Towers. When
the officers arrived, Johnson was shaky on
his feet, and officers called for him to stop.
As they approached, they could smell alco-
hol on his breath.
An officer placed Johnson in handcuffs
to keep him from making a scene.
When asked to identify himself, Johnson
said, "You know who I am."
When asked again, he said he was the
Student Body president.
When SNAP employees Aljahra Lewis
and Kendal Orgera refused to take John-
son and girlfriend Erica Rakow to his off-


campus apartment, Johnson got angry and
pointed out that, as president, he funded
SNAP and used it to get home frequently.
After continued refusal, Johnson said
"Student Government should pull its fund-
ing from this [unknown expletive] pro-
gram."
During the interview,
Johnson mentioned that
UPD was a bad agency
for their involvement in
the recent shooting of an
international graduate
student.
Johnson Johnson said Tues-
day he had no comment
about the incident.
Huntley Johnson, Jordan Johnson's law-
yer, who has represented 23 Gators football
players, said Jordan Johnson realizes he
made a mistake.
According to Huntley Johnson, Jordan
Johnson said if he could redo that evening,
he would do things much differently, add-
ing Jordan Johnson is taking steps to ensure
something like this doesn't happen again.


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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5


New tobacco policy urges campus to 'kick butts'


Orlando: Policy is part of cultural change on campus

By ASHLEY HEMMY "Our goal is to create a healthy A policy started on Nov. 1 The current campus regula-
Alligator Contributing Writer environment to those who work, banned tobacco use at the UF tions require smokers to be 50
study and visit here," said Mela- Student Health Care Center and feet away from a building when
Peer pressure can lead people nie Fridl Ross, spokeswoman for Shands Hospital, according to smoking on campus.
to start smoking, but UF is hop- UF's Health Science Center. Ross. The opening of the UF Shands
ing it can help people stop smok-
ing on campus.
Wednesday was Kick Butts .%
Day, a national event encourag-
ing students to speak up against
tobacco use.
A new smoking policy ban-
ning tobacco use on UF's campus
will not take effect until July 1. ,
Because the new policy is not
a law, UF spokesman Steve Or-.:
lando said students and faculty
will police each other to ensure
the rule is followed.
"If smoking on campus is
a problem, it's because
the university hasn't been .. .. .....
fair about accommodating
sm okers." .... .... ....
Art King
UF junior


The policy is part of a cultural
change on campus that involves
a shift toward a more negative
view of smoking, Orlando said.
"No one wants to be an out-
cast," he said.
The policy hopes to do more
than just eliminate smoking.


Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
Gerrit Crielaard, UF exchange student from the Netherlands, takes a smoking break outside Library
West from studying for exams on Wednesday afternoon. Smoking on campus will be banned July 1.


Cancer Center started the idea for
a tobacco-free campus, according
to Ross.
Since the changes enacted in
November, there has not been a
problem with tobacco use around
the health care facilities on cam-
pus, and she hopes the campus-
wide policy will go well too, Ross
said.
Those who do not follow the
new tobacco policy could be pun-
ished.
Orlando said student smok-
ers who repeatedly violate the
policy could face punishment by
the Student Conduct and Conflict
Resolution.
Faculty and staff who smoke
could also be affected by the
amount of time they take to walk
off campus to smoke.
Statistics professor Yasar Ye-
silcay smokes outside Griffin-
Floyd Hall every day. He said he
would have no problem smoking
off campus after July 1.
"Smoking has been banned
elsewhere," Yesilcay said. "And I
can't see why it couldn't be done
here."
Art King, an electrical engi-
neering junior, smokes between
classes and said he thinks ban-
ning tobacco from campus is un-
fair.
"If smoking on campus is a
problem, it's because the univer-
sity hasn't been fair about accom-
modating smokers," King said.


ON CAMPUS

Student groups meet,


discuss hate speech


By ANDREW WYZAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students, faculty and adminis-
tration came together Wednesday
night during Turlington Turmoil, an
open discussion of the acts of intol-
erance that have occurred on cam-
pus in recent weeks.
About 50 people participated
in the discussion, which was spon-
sored by the Division of Student
Affairs in cooperation with several
organizations, including the Center
for Student Activities and Involve-
ment, Student Government, Islam
on Campus, the Pakistani Student
Association and Pride Student
Union.
"Part of the reason we're here
tonight is concerning some of the
issues that have occurred in Turl-
ington Plaza," said Paige Crandall,
associate dean of students.
Crandall said the event was orga-
nized in response to the SG fliers as-
sociating the Student Alliance party
with the Nazi Party and in response
to the Dove World Outreach Center
speakers who wear "Islam is of the
devil" shirts.
Demetri Morgan, a political sci-
ence junior, said he remembers
being a freshman and seeing the
heated debates and appreciating the


dialogue in Turlington.
"In recent years, I feel it's got-
ten worse and become more about
pushing views upon people," Mor-
gan said.
Chris Loschiavo, assistant dean of
students, said the administration is
limited in what it can do in response
to what people say on campus.
It can only intervene on acts that
constitute a true threat, such as a
threat to someone's life, Loschiavo
said.
Ten years ago, the university
tried adopting
specific hate
speech codes,
but they were all
struck down in
court, he said.
Students
formed small
Crandall groups to discuss
how they can
have more civil discussions about
controversial issues on campus.
One of the ideas presented in-
cluded holding an open forum on
Turlington Plaza once a month that
focuses on the current issues talked
about on campus.
Crandall said she appreciated the
array of ideas.
"Students seem committed to
have change occur," she said.


Aundre Larrow / Alligator
Bubble Boys
J.T. Bringardner, 24, (right) and Bjorn Parramore, 23, admire the array of bubbles from their
Gazillion Bubble Machine Wednesday afternoon before they pass out more fliers for Total
Bummer, a three-day show featuring more than 80 bands this weekend. According to its
Web site, Total Bummer is not going to be a total bummer, dudes! Tickets are available on-
line at www.totalbummer.net/tickets.





6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010

Editorial

Filthy Facebook

UK study relates

Facebook to syphilis
Students don't need another reason to feel bad for lurk-
ing on Facebook, but UK officials just added one more
to the growing list.
According to the Brits, the social networking site led to a
rise in syphilis cases in areas across the pond, at least.
The staff of the public health center in Teesside found that
more time Facebook users spent sifting through profile pages
and writing on other people's walls translated into more ca-
sual sex partners.
That jump, in turn, led to a four-fold increase in reported
cases of syphilis. And then there's the unreported ones.
Although studies have shown people are more likely
to engage in risky sexual behavior with partners found on
the Internet, officials are glossing over the most important
point.
More people are deciding against wearing condoms.
Isn't that choice the larger problem for the British?
With this report, health-service workers are looking to tar-
get a Web site instead of the ignorant choices of the public.
Experts seem ready to blame nearly any social ill on the
realm of social networking.
However, Facebook is only an enabler for people making
bad choices in the first place. What users choose to do off the
computer is still their decision.
That is assuming, of course, that everyone logs out in or-
der to hook up.
And nowadays, even that's not a certainty.


The 'C' Word


We cannot even be-
gin to imagine why
anyone would still
want to listen to Ann Coulter.
But after canceling her ap-
pearance for Tuesday night
at the University of Ottawa,
Coulter called herself a hate
crime victim, and now we're
all listening again.
Coulter was scheduled
for her appearance by the
Campus Conservatives and
was outraged when Francois
Houle, the university vice
president, e-mailed her and
told her to be careful with
what she said.
"Promoting hatred against
any identifiable group would
not only be considered inap-
propriate, but could in fact
lead to criminal charges," he
wrote.
When students created an
anti-Coulter Facebook group
and began protesting her
presence on campus, Coulter
canceled the speech herself,
apparently over fears for her
safety.
After lashing out against
Muslims, Canadians, liber-
als, the LGBT community


and whomever else she could
blame, she threatened to pre-
pare a human rights com-
plaint and blamed Houle's
e-mail for stirring up the stu-
dents' anger.
What can we say? Coulter's
remarks may come from pure
narcissism or lack of historical
knowledge, but last time we
checked, in order to call your-
self a victim of a hate crime,
there has to be an actual crime.
Yet she was given a stage and
she took it to extremes again.
Coulter is trying to put
herself in a category with
people who have been beaten,
robbed, harassed or killed
for who they are after she re-
ceived a warning e-mail and
faced a group protest.
We're disgusted by her ac-
tions. She has always been a
fan of dishing out the hate but
can't seem to take even a little
opposition.
One good thing can come
from this, though: Hopefully,
it will cause more people to
turn off the TV when her face
appears, and her nasty re-
marks may, for once, fall on
deaf ears.


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Health care bill targets tattoos with tax


One of the best parts of the latest fad in American
federal legislating is how the actual content of
our billion-dollar bills remain completely secret
until after they are signed into law. It's like a scratch-off
lottery ticket, and who doesn't love the excitement and
anticipation of scratch-offs?
Scratch-off Congress has passed a couple bank wel-
fare bills in this manner, but in its defense, shoving hard-
earned money into the hands of people associated with
banks is historically what America does best. The coolly
disinterested latex caress of a disgruntled doctor, though,
is something much more tangible to the average citizen
than a bailout-funded banker orgy aboard a yacht made
of diamonds.
Because of this disconnect, one of the most popular
American pastimes of the next few months will certainly
be getting completely freaked out about different parts of
the health care bill that passed this week. As a public ser-
vice I would like to take this opportunity to do my part.
While in line at KFC last night, a woman in front of me
was discussing how she heard from a friend who heard
it on talk radio that Obama was gonna start taxing tan-
ning booths and tattoo parlors. I had heard about the tax
on tanning, but was surprised to hear about the tattoo
tax. As it turns out, I am not alone in my astonishment
regarding this most unorthodox tax.
According to the Internet, Sandra Bullock waved her
shiny new Oscar like a magic wand and had extreme
anti-tattoo provisions written into the humongous health
care bill. Some message boards and blogs even suggest
that the Americans with Disabilities Act will be amended
to include a designation for people wronged in some
way by excessively inked individuals but the federal


courts have to this point stopped
short of granting Bullock a license
for legally hunting skanky tattooed
whores.
Genetic testing of each citizen
enrolled in the national health care
Tommy Maple database will track people with
letters@alligator org tattoos for certain ethnic markers,
and people with specific tats and
no genetic-based cultural signification in their family
background will be subject to an extra tax on their in-
come. This bylaw, dubbed the Frat Tax, will allow the
federal government to make sure that your tribal tattoo
corresponds with a tribe your family actually belonged
to, and make sure that the Kanji or Sanskrit word on your
shoulder could have conceivably slipped from the mouth
of your long-dead ancestors.
The most heinous of the new anti-tat measures, direct-
ed at hipsters with whole bodies of colorful ink, plans
to use a dispassionate board of seven peers to examine
the whole of a person's tattoo collection and decide how
much extra tax they will pay based on the continuity of
the whole design. Known derisively by some as a "Koi
Panel," these independent reviews could be the differ-
ence between affording that next sweet indie band tee
and sadly schlepping home from the show listening to
Animal Collective sans T-shirt.
Call your congressperson as soon as you put this col-
umn down and tell them the health care bill needs to be
stopped. I would, too, but I just went and bought these
scratch-offs, and I'm gonna be busy for a while.
Tommy Maple is an international communications gradu-
ate student. His columns appear on Thursdays.


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


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Letters to the Editor
Health bill will lead to entitlement
I find Will Penman's Wednesday column
urging conservatives to move on absurd. If
you, Will, are going to write against your ideo-
logical archrivals, please make some attempt
to understand them. May I do some explain-
ing?
The health care bill itself clearly is not go-
ing to cause the downfall of America. Instead,
America's downfall will be due to a much
longer-running, further-reaching issue: a
creeping sense of entitlement. We the people
seem to believe more and more that everyone
is entitled to this and that whether they care to
work for it or not.
If this trend is not halted, it will cause
America's downfall. Our nation will not cease
to exist but will simply fall into mediocrity.
I believe in American exceptionalism. I be-
lieve that America is or recently was the
best country on Earth. I would like to continue
this belief. I would like to remain proud that I
am an American.
Will, maybe you disagree with American
exceptionalism. Maybe you think America
should be just like the European countries
you mention. Maybe you think a sense of
entitlement will not decrease personal respon-
sibility and vigor. There are plenty of opportu-
nities for you and me to respectfully disagree.
Brash vilification based on a friend's Facebook
status is not one of them.
David Tombs
UFstudent



Raise Bright Futures standards
Look at what has been on American televi-
sion and what has been popular in American
music for the past decade. Look at the coun-
tries that have been the most innovative in
mathematics and physics for the past two de-
cades; America is no longer one of them. Look
at the American manufacturing machine and
how it has been struggling for the past three
decades. The list can go on.
Without argument, American exceptional-
ism is on the decline. Keeping Bright Futures
at what, quite frankly, is a pathetic standard
directly contributes to this decline because it
rewards mediocrity. It conditions our culture
to think it is entitled to free handouts. True,
there is an education gap in our public school


system. It is unfortunate that minority students
often do not have the same resources available
to them as their white peers. However, keep-
ing Bright Futures without integrity in order
to allow more unqualified students a free ride
to college is just a Band-Aid solution, short-
sighted and without promise. How nitwitted
of the Alligator to think that the Bright Futures
standards should remain where they are.
David Askaryan
5EG



Columnist 'too objective'
Matthew Christ: To which political party
do you belong? I couldn't tell after reading
yesterday's column. Maybe if you had spent
a few words glorifying one of the two par-
ties, I could have figured it out. Perhaps some
shameless, ruthless bashing of all things re-
lated to your political opposition would have
helped. I turn to the opinions section of the Al-
ligator to see stubborn opining, not acceptance
and compromise.
Still, it was pleasing to note that your refer-
ences to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the
entirety of the GOP weren't hypocritical at all.
I sincerely appreciate the obvious efforts you
made to deter further polarization betwixt the
two major political factions. It's great to see a
columnist displaying tact and open-minded-
ness in regard to politics. Thank you so much
for avoiding one-sided rhetoric in your writ-
ing.
It didn't help, though, that you objectively
accepted both the virtues and vices of the bill;
next time try to be more hateful and abstract in
your points. I, for one, would enjoy reading a
column filled with flourishes of propaganda-
style diction.
Or maybe I'm just an illiterate, unscrupu-
lous, angry, misguided, Republican buffoon.
Robert Perreault
UFstudent



Samberg show disappointed
OK, so Andy Samberg is funny. Unfortu-
nately, not as funny as many expected. With
a lot of the crowd leaving before he finished
making his last weird face or avoiding his
last question in a strange voice, it seemed the


event didn't quite live up to SNL dreams. The
Q-and-A setup might have been rather inter-
esting I am personally addicted to "Inside
the Actors Studio" if Andy had actually
answered a majority of the questions. His at-
titude, dress and request that no pictures be
taken (what am I supposed to do with all that
empty space in my OMGsPrING2010 album
on Facebook?) made Andy appear less like the
silly, fun guy who sings about jizzing in his
pants. I'd personally like a $72,000 refund.
A. Bern
3LS



Accent mishandled Samberg show
With deference to Andy Samberg, last
night's event was disappointing to say the
least. Let me preface this by saying that if you
don't think $72,000 is a lot of money, just stop
reading and check out today's crossword.
Disappointment was not in Samberg -
quite the contrary. He was polite, charming,
humorous and weird (a compliment, accord-
ing to him). The disappointment I feel lies with
Accent.
But, you might say, Accent is a speakers bu-
reau, it says so right in its formal title. And you
would be correct. Perhaps it was too much of
me to hope that $72,000 could buy more than
just an hour-long, fireside chat about home
life, beginnings in comedy and awkward
pauses between interviewer and interviewee.
The "Inside the Actor's Studio"-themed night
felt trite, contrived and, again, awkward.
Why hire a performer and not allow him
to perform? If anything, we could learn from
his accomplishments by seeing them live in
action, not watching video clips of sketches
the majority of the audience has already seen.
A scholar speaks about his scholarly studies,
his life's work and answers questions about
real-world issues. It isn't illogical to say that
a comedian should do at least some comedy.
Instead, Samberg was asked out twice, asked
to name comedians he didn't like, asked what
he would do if he were a woman for a day (an-
swer: have a baby, of course), and even asked
how a chicken crossed the highway the last
I can't knock because it does pertain to the co-
medic genre.
My issue is not with Samberg, but in the
way the event was approached. Take an A-


list comedian and re-enact the most scintillat-
ing hour of television ever known to man (no
offense, James Lipton) why, it's got to be a
hit! I understand Accent has a certain budget,
and they may do with it whatever they wish,
but and I'm borrowing from a "Weekend
Update" segment here really?
On the other hand, if it is true that a laugh is
good for the soul, I suppose $1,200 per minute
is a steal. Especially when we're in a budget
crisis. Besides, I'm not paying for it anyway -
thank you, Bright Futures.
The best quote of the night came from Sam-
berg himself: "Am I getting paid?" Yes, Andy.
You are.
To the two girls who asked Samberg out,
the answer is obvious sure, if you have a
spare 72 grand. Maybe it could become a new
career path: $72,000 a pop would sure get you
a baker's dozen of Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
and a lifetime supply of Mr. Pibb and Red
Vines, with maybe even a little left over to rent
"The Chronicles of Namia" on DVD. Who
could ask for more? I certainly couldn't.
Oh, and remember ladies: no flash photog-
raphy. That'll really cost you.
Brittany Fox
UF student



New Bright Futures standards will hurt
everyone
I think the idea that the Bright Futures
Scholarship Program is going to hurt minori-
ties is ridiculous. It is going to hurt everyone.
I'm a white, middle-class female, and I took
the ACT three times before finally reaching
the goal of 100 percent. I feel like we set a
low bar for minority students, when in reality
they have the same potential to achieve these
scores. As a future teacher, I believe everyone
can learn, and it's about time everyone adapt-
ed that principle. The purpose of Bright Fu-
tures is to help hardworking students afford
college. It's an incentive. Bright Futures is try-
ing to refrain from giving out such an incen-
tive by requiring higher scores, but that makes
it difficult not just for a certain group but for
everyone. Minority students are capable, very
intelligent and can achieve similar, if not bet-
ter, scores than their Caucasian peers.
Jackie Simons
UF student


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ENVIRONMENT

Five campus buildings recognized for 'greenness'


By LYN KRAMER
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF continues to LEED in its
efforts to make university build-
ings environmentally and eco-
nomically sound and energy ef-
ficient.
The U.S. Green Building
Council has recognized five
more buildings as certified by the
Leadership in Energy and Envi-
ronmental Design (LEED), bring-
ing UF's total number of LEED
-certified buildings, building ad-
ditions and renovations to 17.
"The cost is so negligible
in comparison to the good
these energy-efficient
buildings are doing for the
environment. You get your
money's worth."
Bahar Armaghani
the assistant director of facilities
planning and construction for
LEED at UF

The five newly certified build-
ings include the Steinbrenner
Band Hall, the UF Dental Clinic
in Naples, the Bob Graham Cen-
ter for Public Service at Pugh
Hall, the IFAS Biological and Ag-
ricultural Research Facility and
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site is planned and the indoor
air quality of the building, said
Bahar Armaghani, the assistant
director of facilities planning and
construction for LEED on cam-


pus.
UF began applying for LEED
certifications for its buildings in
2001 in an effort to go "green,"
Armaghani said.
Constructing LEED-certified


LEED-certified buildings are
designed and constructed in or-
der to achieve the ultimate per-
formance and sustainability pos-
sible.
Buildings are assessed based


S1- SW Stadium Expansion / Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 2 M.E. Rinker Sr. Hall 3 Library West
4 Steinbrenner Band Building 5 HUB Renovation 6 Graham Center at Pugh Hall 7 McGuire
Center for Lepidoptera Research 8 Powell Structures and Materials Laboratory 9 Orthopedic Sur-
gery and Sports Medicine Institute 10 Genetics and Cancer Research Center 11- Baseball Locker
Room Facility 12 Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Facility 13- Nanoscience Institute for Medical
and Engineering Technology (NIMET) Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) 14- Mary Ann Harn Cofrin
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buildings does not cost more than
constructing other buildings. The
United States Green Building
Council offers higher levels of
LEED certification varying from
silver to gold to platinum, Arma-
ghani said.
According to Armaghani,
platinum certifications are re-
served for the most energy-effi-
cient buildings.
Achieving these higher levels
of LEED certification and energy
efficiency does lead to higher
construction costs, according to
Armaghani.
"The cost is so negligible in
comparison to the good these
energy-efficient buildings are do-
ing for the environment," Arma-
ghani said. "You get your mon-
ey's worth."
UF has one platinum building,
four gold buildings and two sil-
ver buildings, she said.
The Southwest Stadium Ex-
pansion is the sole platinum
structure on campus.
The buildings on the UF cam-
pus that have received gold certi-
fications are Rinker Hall, Library
West, the Steinbrenner Band Hall
and the UF Dental Clinic on the
Edison College campus in Na-
ples.
The HUB renovation and the
Graham Center at Pugh Hall
earned silver certifications from
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Free Yourself
By MAX REED
need title

Reginald "Reggie Lee" Wilson is a 33-year-old
MFA student in theater performing arts, an improve
teacher and playwright.
His plays focus on raising social and political
awareness.
As a performer, Wilson lives in constant motion.
"When I wake up in the morning, I let the day de-
cide my style," he said. "The world is my stage and I
live improve without it I'd die."
His improve class about social and political affairs
for non-theater majors for a "teaching moment."
"Improvising is all about freeing the self," Wilson
said. "You gotta know yourself to free yourself."

"When I wake up in the morning, I let the day decide
my style. The world is my stage and I live improve -
without it I'd die."

Reginald "Reggie Lee" Wilson
MFA student

He teaches the class "how to relax the ego and fo-
cus on the now."
"One very, very, very important rule is to never ne-
gate what your partner says. Always keep it moving,"
he said.
Wilson is directing his play "Scrambled Eggs,"
which deals with the violence and psychological dis-
cord that abuse victims undergo.
Wilson said he wants to show abuse from the bot-
tom up, illustrating what signs to look for and how to
cope.
The issues he raises in "Scrambled Eggs" will
jump-start National Awareness Month in April. The
showings are in Constans Studio G15 on March 27 at
7 p.m., March 28 at 2 p.m. and March 29 at 7 p.m. Ad-
























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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Reggie Wilson screams to free himself at
the peak of auditions for Signs of Life, a hip-hop theater performance
group.

TaMarie Elise, 4, and Wilson watch as Taylor-van, 9, and Jaiden, 7, race
around the jungle gym and climb, teasing their sibling to join at Levy
Park in Tallahassee, Fla.

Wilson rehearses in the UF Constans Theatre, anticipating the feel of
the audience.

Wilson stops his improve class for a "teaching moment."

As a teacher and master's student studying theater, Wilson lives and
breathes theater. During a break between classes and rehearsals, he
stands wearing the ink on his skin as mark of his passion.





10, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


Residents react to


proposed tan tax


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TAXED TEN PERCENT TO TAN.

By MELINDA CARSTENSEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Tanning salon-goers seeking
bronzed bods will have to pay more
for a sun-kissed look this summer.
The new health care bill will im-
pose a 10 percent excise tax on tan-
ning salons starting July 1, and local
business owners are feeling burned.
Nancy Geisendurg, the owner of
Tan USA on Northwest 39th Ave-
nue, said the government is unfairly
discriminating against the tanning
industry by imposing the tax.
"If they had it across the board,
like [on] nail salons, masseuses -
thatwouldbe different," Geisendurg
said. "Why am I being targeted?"
Kelley Anderson, another local


tanning salon owner who runs Lae
Tanning and Boutique on West Uni-
versity Avenue, agreed.
"Why pick on this industry?" she
said.
For all of the negative publicity
tanning salons get, Anderson said
there are a lot of misconceptions
about tanning and the vitamin D
health benefits it provides.
But for dermatologists and skin-
care advocates, the tax signified a
move in the right direction.
"...Anytime you increase a price
on a service, you can be sure it's go-
ing to go down," said Mel Toran, the
executive director of North Central
Florida's American Cancer Society.
UF sophomore Kayla Stewart,
who tans in the winter, said the tax
may not stop her from tanning but
the change may be for the better.
"I don't blame them for it," she
said.


Marsh: Lowe's supporters could use his sexuality to his advantage


CAMPAIGN, from page 1


es on Islam and homosexuality, has made
it clear it will not support a gay mayor.
In a video posted on YouTube, Wayne
Sapp, a pastor with the Dove World Out-
reach Center, made the case that the city
of Gainesville cannot afford to have a gay
mayor.
"Here in Gainesville, they're getting
ready to have a run-off election between
two candidates, and one of them is openly


a homo, gay, fag whatever you want to
call him," Sapp said. "We got one running
for mayor of Gainesville, trying to convert
Gainesville into Homoville. We can't have
it. "
The video, which has since been re-
moved from YouTube due to a violation
of the site's terms of service, called out lo-
cal churches for not standing up for what,
Sapp said, the Bible preaches.
"We feel it's our obligation to speak
out that homosexuality is an unacceptable
lifestyle," said the Rev. Terry Jones, the


church's senior pastor.
According to Jones, all videos put on-
line that feature Pastor Sapp or himself
have been endorsed and approved by the
Dove World Outreach Center
S ecial church.
Report Such statements could in-
fringe upon Section 501c3 of
the IRS tax code, which regu-
lates political involvement by religious
groups.
Mike Dobzinski, the IRS spokesman for
the state of Florida, could not comment on


the church's specific case but did note that
any political participation by a religious
organization may jeopardize a church's
tax-exempt status.
As the election season continues, Marsh
said, members of Lowe's campaign could
use his sexual orientation for political ad-
vantage.
As far as using it as a political advan-
tage, Lowe and his campaign manager,
Garret Garner, were baffled.
"I don't even know how you would go
about doing that," Garner said.


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By THOMAS NASSIFF
avenue contributing writer

What do you get when you
throw 90 bands on six different
venues in Gainesville? You get To-
tal Bummer, Gainesville's biggest
do-it-yourself music festival.
Total Bummer features bands
from all over the Southeastern,
and groups are coming from as
far as Wisconsin to take part in
the three-day music spectacle.
The lineup includes 15 bands who
are native to Gainesville such as
Averkio, Nervous Systems and
Quadrophones. With the genre
variety in this festival, there will
be something to suit everyone's
tastes.
Total Bummer is an effort to
help bands gain more attention,
as most groups are either still un-
signed or unknown to the masses.
The festival will run from Fri-
day to Sunday. According to Total
Bummer's Web site (totalbummer.
net), pre-sale tickets are $25 for
the entire weekend and include a
free T-shirt. They can be ordered
online or they can be purchased
at Spin Cycle. Also on the Web
site is a list of bands performing
and links to hear their music on-
line.


Film festival and events raise awareness to go green


By ALEX ORLANDO
avenue writer

Shirley Lasseter isn't buying her grapes
from Chile anymore. Ray Weber is cutting
down on his energy consumption. David
Montgomery is reusing plastic food con-
tainers as flowerpots.
Those are some of the changes people
have been making after seeing "The Age
of Stupid" on Friday, the first of 12 films
and documentaries as part of the 10-day
Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts
Festival.
The festival's a not-for-profit event or-
ganized by the Hippodrome State Theatre
and GoGreenNation.org.
Admission is $3 for children, $4 for
students and senior citizens and $5 for
adults.
The festival is a collection of environ-
mental films, documentaries and artshows
in the Sun Center behind the Hippodrome
State Theatre.
Lasseter, the festival's co-director, said
she hopes the films will promote environ-


mental awareness in Gainesville. Trish Ri-
ley is the festival's other co-director.
"We're hoping to get people from all
over the community, not just people who
already know about the environment,"
Lasseter said.

"We're hoping to get people from
a4 wev e ........ itr,. notjust
people who already know about the
environment."
SHIRLEY LASSETER
festival co-director

Lasseter said since screening the films
before bringing them to the Hippodrome,
she has been more conscious in her deci-
sions at the grocery store.
She said she had never considered how
much money and fuel it costs to ship fruit
from other countries and the effect those
shipments might have on the environment.
She said she now tries to buy local foods


exclusively.
Lasseter said she would not know how
much money the festival raised or how
many people attended until after it is
over. She estimated the Hippodrome had
received $9,000 by Thursday afternoon.
She said the budget for the event was
$25,000.
About 120 attendees mingled among
columns' wall sconces, sipping wine and
nibbling hors d'oeuvres in the softly lit
basement of the Hippodrome Theatre Fri-
day in the festival's first event, the VIP re-
ception.
VIPs were those who donated either
out-of-pocket or through their own servic-
es to the festival.
One of the VIPs at the reception was
Chris Machen, a member of the UF Sus-
tainability Committee and wife of UF Presi-
dent Bernie Machen.
"I hope we'll change some minds," Ma-
chen said. She used the example of people
who don't believe in global warming, jok-
ingly calling them "people who need more
education."


ENVIRONMENTAL Film FESTiVAL EVENTS

Thursday, March 25
6:30 p.m. Green Shorts Compilation
7:30 p.m. Wild Edible Tastes and a Q-and-A session with
John Moran; Dan Rountree, Current
Problems; and Freddie Johnson, Conservation Burial, Inc.
8:00 p.m. "Numen: the Nature of Plants"

Friday, March 26
7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hippodrome Art Gallery and Art Walk


Saturday, March 27
2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eco-Fair, Sun Center
At dusk: "Home" Free screening outdoors at the Sun
Center
Sunday, March 28:
Exploring Our Natural Resources- Activities and outings
planned by outdoor specialists, see thehipp.org to sign up


Erica Ervin / Alligator Staff


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12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


Ben Stiller takes on more serious role in


By MICHELLE PROFITS
avenue writer

Gaylord Focker, the leader of the Frat Pack
and the guy from "Zoolander" who is really, really
ridiculously good looking These are all names
that one uses to allude to comedic poster boy
Ben Stiller.
An aimless, dejected 40-something? Not so
much. Butthat's precisely who Stiller plays in his
new film, "Greenberg," out in theaters Friday.
We got the chance to catch up with both
Stiller and director Noah Baumbach, who is best
known for his Academy Award-nominated films,
"The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the
Wedding"
At a proverbial crossroads of middle agedom,
New Yorker Roger Greenbergflees to Los Angeles
with the intent of making sense of his life after
a mental breakdown of sorts. He sets up house
with his brother and soon encounters an unex-
pected romance with his brother's assistant, Flor-
ence, played by Greta Gerwig. At the helm is di-
rector Baumbach, known for his bent and flawed
character portrayals.
"There are about four or five filmmakers that
if you get a call from, you say yes, no matter what
it is," Stiller said. "Noah was one of those guys
for me."
One would expect a comedian known for his
mullet-wearing and crude joke telling to hesitate
to play a role so completely in the opposite direc-


tion of his ankle-deep characters. YetStiller knew
almost immediately that Greenberg was a chal-
lenge he was ready for.


"It was a change to work on something that
was just about the character and the specificity
of writing" Stiller said.


Wilson Webb
Ben Stiller stars in writer/director Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg", a Focus Features release For more on
the film, visit filminfocus com/Greenberg and see the movie in theaters Friady night


'Greenberg'
Baumbach, who wrote Greenberg with his
wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, considers
Greenberg a 50/50 collaboration between him
and Stiller. Although Stiller didn't improvise any
of the dialogue like he usually does in his films,
Baumbach said Stiller inhabited the part so com-
pletely that Baumbach feels as if Stiller is just as
responsible for portraying Greenberg as he is in
creating it.
"I always wanted somebody who had a sense
of humorto playthis part," Baumbach said. "This
wasn't a role that was created for the laughs. The
more authentically it was played, the funnier it
was going to be."
Also on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes
look into the filmmaking process was LCD Sound-
system's James Murphy, who crafted the sound-
track to the film.
"The goal for me was to create songs that
were more like a backdrop for what was on
screen and let the soundtrack accent the emo-
tions," Murphy said.
The amity didn't end there. Baumbach loved
everything Murphy did so much that he said he
used music more in "Greenberg" than he has in
any other movie he's worked on.
The combination of Murphy's music, Baum-
bach's superior story telling capabilities and Still-
er's portrayal creates a revealing and astute film
that is sure to reach across a wide demographic
of indie-loving moviegoers.


The great debate: oral sex or cheese?


By AMELIA HARNISH Be sure to share your thoughts with us at Clitoral stimulation is an absolute must,
and MICHAEL PERRONE alligator.org/the_avenue. Here, our colum- and oral is a great way to get it, but manual
avenue writers nists weigh in: can be even better when done right. Put your
She says... guy's hand on that pleasure button and keep
A debate has been raging in the Alligator Think of all the things that would be the massage goingfrom foreplaythrough the
office conference room polarizing Avenue worthless without it: pizza, club sandwiches, main event, and you won't miss oral.
staffers and nearly causing a breakdown of lasagna, even salads. Besides, I can definitely live without the
operations. Well, not exactly But it has been Goat, feta, pepperjack, Swiss and Gouda awkwardness of having someone's face bur-
fun to discuss at our weekly meetings. bring it on, baby. I'll swim in it. ied in my crotch. And let's not forget about
If you had to give up either oral sex or Maybe I have an unhealthy attachment my aversion to head; there is nothing worse
cheese for the rest of your life, which would to this delectable staple, but without cheese, than feeling obligated to return a favor, espe-
you surrender? Think hard now. This is se- I simply could not survive. No oral sex? For- cially if you didn't ask for it in the first place.
rious. Oral sex is a must-have and way too ever? It's a horrifyingly tough call, but I think I seem to be in the minority, at least here
fun to abandon flippantly. Yet cheese has an I can manage. at UF. Nearly everyone in our unscientific sur-
uncanny ability to make everything delicious I do not mean to underestimate the power vey of people on campus would prefer to give
be even more delicious, of cunnilingus thank God this is only hypo- up my beloved. Nevertheless, I stand by my
thetical but even with cheese.
She would give up... oral out of the picture He says...
there's always nipple No amount of cheddar, Gouda or Brie has
Cheese. "Because cheese can't always make you happy." play, dry humping ever made feel as good as getting a blow job.
Samantha, botany and my personal For me, that's all this debate boils down to.
favorite, heavy When I'm eating a grilled cheese sand-
Cheese. "Well, I'm lactose intolerant. Maybe if it was chocolate it'd be different, petting to look which or dumping copious amounts of Par-
I'd definitely pick oral sex then." forward to. mesan into my spaghetti, only my taste buds
Rachael, linguistics are happy. The rest of my body, arteries and

Oral Sex. "There is no substitute Cheese. "It hurts my tummy, anyway. And it makes you abs included, are filled with a mixture of hate
for cheese. But there are so many fat and sleepy. I can get my calcium elsewhere." and disappointment.
fo cheese. But there aredo sexuomany Jenny, nursing Not indulging in cheese would pay divi-
oKheh hictnnr dends in the long run. Coupled with a small-
er risk of high blood pressure, diabetes or
............................................................................... E.-. though I haven't received oral in quite some time I'd still heart disease is a slim m er w aistline. And
.- .3 P -. .....p .:-.e just for the unlikely chance someone would go down with the toned body you'll earn from resist-

:- , .. ., J.'cy 3n .f. Inn ing cheese's temptations, you'll get more at-
h.,- .... ,h-.l ,, Jaclyn, finance tention from the ladies, which in turn, means
more blow jobs in your future.
Speaking of hook ups to come, think
He would about all those partners you won't be
Sable to gratify if you renounce cunni-
Cheese. "Cheese is all the same. Oral sex is different for everyone." Cheese." I just couldn't go without oral sex." lingus. Without it, your lady friends
Mike, business management Mike, engineering might end up looking elsewhere to
Satisfy their oral desires.
Cheese. "Cheese doesn't make you feel as g.:.: .3. .3 O'al Sex. "I can't give up cheese. I think sticking my dick in a bowl When oral sex offers you a
blowjob." I :i mac 'n' cheese would do the trick anyway." longer life, better body and
Jason, health Mike, journalism better sex, saying good-bye
EH to cheese is a no-brainer.
Oral Sex. "Oral sex is the same. Cheddar, provolone, Muenster, Havarti, Gouda, Swiss... So, in the interest of
Oral Sex. "I would look like a skeleton versus what, two types of oral sex, upside-down and regular? No contest.", in the interest of hap-
without cheese in my diet. What else Marc, ecology pines and health, I
would I put on my ham sandwich?" pick head.
Cameron, biology
Erica Ervin / Alligator Staff






THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 *ALLIGATOR, 13


Atten-tion! Bootcamp pushes students to new levels


By LANCE FULLER
avenue writer

For 30 seconds, you and a partner
are shoulder- pressing a 30-pound
tire together over your head. Just
when your shoulders can't take it any-
more, you're running 40 yards at full
speed. Your jog to the next station is
your break, only to throw a 10-pound
medicine ball as hard as you can to
your partner after squatting and then
lungingforward with it. You throw back
and forth with your partner for 50 sec-
onds.
Throughout the next hour, your
body will stay in motion without any
breaks longer than 30 seconds,
which is just long enough to gulp
some water. Welcome to bootcamp.


Created by UF alumnus and certi-
fied personal trainer Chris Marhefka
in September, Boris' Bootcamps offer
students a one-hour class five days a
week on Norman Field that combines
strength training cardiovascular exer-
cise and stretching.
"Many people are initially intimi-
dated by working out in a group set-
ting or even by the name 'bootcamp,'"
Marhefka said. "Our workouts are
designed to challenge everyone, no
matter what your current fitness level
or experience is. We offer many varia-
tions and allow clients to work at their
own pace while keeping (them) moti-
vated for the entire session."
Boot camps differ from mostfitness
classes in that they focus on interval


training that keeps the heart rate up
using high-intensity exercise followed
by low-intensity exercise.
For example, you may run up three
flights of stairs full speed and then do
a wall sitfor 50 seconds. After the wall
sit, you'll do calf raises with your toes
pointing inward for 30 seconds and
then run back up the stairs, repeating
this circuit numerous times.
Boot camps also differ by focusing
on performing an exercise for a spe-
cific length of time, not repetitions.
"Basically, we have an unlimited
number of workouts," Marhefka said.
"I write a new workout every night."
UF freshman Lindsey Cous-
ineau, 17, found out about Bo-
ris' Bootcamps by word of mouth
through her sorority, Delta Gamma.
Although she can utilize the different
on-campus gyms for free, Cousineau
prefers Boris' Bootcamps because
the classes are outside and more en-
gaging compared with being stuck in
a gym and counting the minutes on a
treadmill, she said.
Carlee Daylor, 20, a UF elementary
education major, said she enjoys the
fact that bootcamps require little in-
struction and skill.
"I don't really like going to the gym
a lot because I'm not very good with
the equipment and it's boring so at
boot camp, it's different. We switch
it up a lot," Daylor said. (Marhefka)
helps us with our technique, and it's
fun because we're outside and there's
a lot of people so it's easy not to get
bored."
UF student David Yergery, 21, also
prefers Boris' Bootcamps because
they help provide structure to working
out.
"Boris has been one of my friends
for about three years, and when he
told me about it, I thought it was a
great idea because I have a lot of prob-
lems trying to stay in a routine work-


Steven Keys/ Alligator
UF freshman Lindsey Cousineau does a boxing exercise with personal trainer Chris
"Boris" Marhefka Students learned workout techniques during the Boris' Bootcamp
session at Norman Field Wednesday afternoon


out," he said.
Marhefka, who graduated from
UF in 2008 with a degree in finance
and a minor in entrepreneurship, said
the nickname "Boris" came from his
friends who felt that his first name
didn't match well with his Czech and
Russian ancestry, he said.
"Our muscles (including our heart
and lungs) adapt quickly to repetitive
training and growth slows or plateaus.
Classes are always differentfrom week
to week to keep our bodies guessing
and our classes interesting. In addi-
tion, we combine strength, endurance


and flexibility training so that our bod-
ies grow in a natural, healthy manner
without creating gaps or imbalances,"
Marhefka said.
Boris' Bootcamps are free for the
first time. Five classes cost $49 and a
month's membership cost $59. Mar-
hefka also sends out weekly e-mails to
his customers informing them about
training schedules along with fitness
tips.
For more information and to see
Boris' Bootcamps in action, check out
The Alligator's Web site at alligator.org
and go to bodybyboris.com.


Party poolside with sun, drinks


By ALLISON BANKO
avenue writer

Welcome back, Florida. It's been
about four months since we've
been graced by your usual, bright
and shining self. Our long-await-
ed warm weather is finally upon
us, and the forecast for upcoming
weeks is looking mighty delicious.
Highs will be topping out in the 70s
and lows, just on the brim of the 50s.
So sayonara Jack Frost. It's time to
party poolside.
These splash bashes have a lot
more to offer than a great tan. Danc-
ing to a DJ, getting loads of freebies
and socializing with friends are just
a few of the activities at pool par-
ties.
"There is always a lot of people
and so many things to do. I'm so
excited that they are starting up
again," Santa Fe sophomore and
frequent pool party attendee Jenna
Umlauf said.
The Estates kicked off the shorts-
wearing weather by hosting one
of their usual pool party blowouts
Saturday. The Estates pool parties
are so outrageous that its manage-
ment can't even discuss them-but


if you're lucky, maybe you can
squeeze something out of its fluo-
rescent pink gorilla, who is always
on the guest list.
If you missed it, don't worry-
the plethora of spring pool parties
hasn't even scratched the surface.
The Network Promotions is hold-
ing a monumental pool party at
Gainesville Place Apartments with
special guest Percy Harvin on Sat-
urday.
Harvin, former Gator and NFL

Year, will be heat-
ing it up with par-
tygoers, enjoying
complimentary
smoothies from
Tropical Smoothie
Caf6, 180' energy
drinks and sipping off of the many
free Bud Light kegs.
"The Network doesn't just have
pool parties. We put on shows at
our events. Local artist KB da Boss
will be performing a few of his
songs live," co-owner of The Net-
work Promotions Glenn Cameron
said.
Whatever your waterside activity
of choice maybe, partygoers should


follow a few tricks of the trade.
First off, keep what you bring to
the pool party to a minimum. Girls,
your bikinis won't (or shouldn't)
be equipped with pockets, so keep
it simple with sunscreen, a towel,
ID and a camera-obviously you'll
want to document the occasion and
post pictures on Facebook. To be
camera-ready, make sure that your
bathing suit matches your tan lines
because donning a farmer's tan is a
definite don't.
If you're legal to drink, perhaps
take pictures before you guzzle
down beer. Many times beer causes
bloating, so if you are concerned
about not being mistaken for a
nearby floatie, snap your pictures as
soon as possible. Also, be sure that
your swimsuit is securely fastened
because you don't want any ward-
robe malfunctions taking place dur-
ing chicken fights or possible pool-
side grinding.
But attending a pool party
doesn't mean you absolutely have
to get wet and wild. You can opt to
lay low and simply take advantage
of the weather by laying out and
soaking up the sun. People-watch-
ing is always entertaining.


Fashion week ahead


By ALLISON BANKO
avenue writer

Fashion has no limits. It's
daring, risky and of course,
fabulous. Tuesday evening,
Gainesville Fashion Week and
CovetedList.com proved the ab-
sence of style's boundaries with
a fashion show that featured
outfits fitting women of all col-
ors, heights and body types.
The melting pot of models
rocked looks by Dahlia Bou-
tique, Wolfgang Boutique, Mesh
Boutique and the designer, Bob-
byK.
While the show unveiled out-
fits for every fashionista, it had
a message deeper than the sur-
face of a funky dress. The show
gave light to UF's Health and
Fitness week, promoting staying
healthy-no matter what your
dress size may be. The event,
entertaining a crowd of about


125, also served as a small
taste of what's to come during
Gainesville Fashion Week and
was the first time the organiza-
tion has ever taken its runway to
the UF campus.
All of the featured design-
ers from Tuesday's event in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom will
have their own runway shows
during Gainesville Fashion
Week on April 7 to 11.
Gainesville Fashion Week-
spans over a five-day period and
consists of an array of different
events dedicated to art and
fashion in the Gainesville area.
The events will showcase de-
signers from Tuesday's runway
show along with names such
as Calzatura, Kenneth McCrane
and many others.
Tickets and more informa-
tion on GFW can be found on
gainesvillefashionweek.com
and on Facebook.






14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


Fashion blogs help define style scene r


By ASHLEY MCCREDIE
avenue writer

Blog: Sea of Shoes
Author: Jane Aldridge
URL: seaofshoes.com
Updated: About two to four times a
week
About: Jane Aldridge takes pictures of
her surroundings and mostfamouslyof her
and her mother's fabulous outfits that they
style themselves. She frequently lists her
favorite stores, keeps us updated on her
trips, makes collages from magazines and
gives highlights of her life such as posing
for Vogue and being invited to the Crillion
Ball in Paris.
Recommended because: She puts
together the most amazing outfits with a
fresh take on style.
Blog: The Business of Fashion
Author: Multiple people referring to
themselves as the Business of Fashion
team
URL: businessoffashion.com
Updated: About every other day
About: This blog has everythingthere is


to know about the business and economic
side of fashion. Its main categories include
intelligence, fashion 2.0, emerging design-
ers, global brands, CEO talk, fashion invest-
ing and inside the studio.
Recommended because: There is more
to fashion than just designing.
Blog: The Sartorialist
Author: Founded byScottSchuman but
published by multiple authors and photog-
raphers
URL: thesartorialist.blogspot.com
Updated: Daily
About: The Sartorialist is a troupe of
about 17 male and female photographers
who travel around the world photographing
stylish people on the streets. They mainly
cover NYC, Paris and Milan but have been
known to photograph wherevertheir travels
take them. The blog is a simple column of
photos with a headline about the style of
the photo subjects.
Recommended because: It gives a
good sense of how people are dressing
around the world because the authors fo-
cus on actual fashion, not just trends.


Blog: Fashionista
Author: Britt Aboutaleb and Lauren
Sherman
URL: fashionista.com
Updated: Multiple times per day
About:This bloghas more of a magazine
feel. It takes all fashion-related information SEA IF
and puts it into an easy-to-read short blog SHOES
format. It covers models, fashion business,
recent magazine spreads, runways, the lat-
est collections and the most stylish people
of the week.
Recommended because: In 10 min-
utes you can catch up on all the fashion
news and greatest photo shoots.
Blog: Fashionably Social
Author: Amanda Del Duca and Michele
Sadkin
URL: fashionablysocial.wordpress.com
Updated: About every day
About: Fashionably social blogs about
fashion, pop culture and the latest in Mi-
ami. They comb through cyberspace foryou
and show you only the best stuff.
Recommended because: The blog is
in touch with South Florida style and inter-
ests.





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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 *ALLIGATOR, 15


Festival brings world beers


By RICHARD 0. STEHLI
avenue writer

Take it from me: There is no better way to
spend a weekend than drinking good beer and
eatingfreefood. If these activities are relevantto
your interests, look no further than The Greater
Gator Beer Festival. This Saturday, for the price
of admission, you get ample helpings of food
from local restaurants, premium entertainment,
and most importantly unlimited beer samples
from across the country and around the world.
Big national names like Budweiser, Michelob,
and Yuengling are sure to be in attendance with
beer you already know you love. From the state
of Florida, expect to see Keywest Brewery prod-
ucts and one of my personal favorites, Orange
Blossom Pilsner. Other domestic craft brewer-
ies will be on hand as well, such as Colorado's
Oskar Blues Brewery, New York's Southern Tier
Brewery and Maine's Shipyard Brewery, makers
of the fall favorite, Pumpkinhead.
The only thing more exciting than the selec-
tion of domestic beer at your fingertips might be
the imported beer available at the festival.
After your first few beers this weekend, you
might feel the need to get some solid food in
your stomach, and the festival has you covered:
Several local restaurants will be on hand with
unlimited food to satisfy your hunger and keep


your blood-alcohol content in check. This year's
festival will be catered by BubbaQue's, Panama
Joe's, Hungry Howie's and Beef 'O0' Brady's, just
to name a few.
To get the most out of your Greater Gator
Beer Festival experience, start slow and pace
yourself. Think quality over quantity and diversi-
ty over familiarity. Aim to try things you've never
had before and take the time to wait in a line for
something you know you want.
Most importantly, have someone pick you up
when the event is over. You will be drinking beer
for several hours, and if you drink anywhere near
your money's worth, you will not
Behind be good to drive. If you some-
4h*.BS how fail to plan accordingly, the
festival offers a service to take
you home at no cost.
The Greater Gator Beer Festival will take
place Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Magnolia
Parke, 4700 NW 39th Ave. Tickets are $30
online, $35 at the gate and $40 for online-
only Instant In passes this means no waiting
in line when you arrive at the event. You can
buy $25 advance tickets at Art of Billiards, Beef
'O0' Brady's, Gator Beverage, Gator's Dockside,
Stubbies, Mother's, Kazbor's Sports Grille and
BJ's Pub & Grill.
Check the Alligator online next Monday for
photos, videos and other news from the festival.


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By ASHLEY MCCREDIE
avenue writer

UF will be taken over by bluey-hip-
hop and funky-punk-reggae beats on
Saturday.
Student Government Productions
Music & Entertainment is bringing
Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special
Sauce to Flavet Field for free from 6
p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event is in conjunction with
IRHApalooza, and in addition to great
music there will be bounce houses,
cotton candy and snow cones.
SGP has spent $85,000 on this
show, according to SGP chairman Aar-
on Crespin.
"We have pulled out all the stops
and are excited for an extremely uplift-
ing day," Crespin said.
Disneynature is also sponsoring
the show.
The Avenue had a chance to sit
down with Slightly Stoopid's drum-
mer Ryan "RyMo" Moran before he
chomped down on some food at his
California home.
A What does Slightly Stoopid do
to get ready for a show?
R-Typically, we getto our place, get
to the venue early, get our stuff set up,
hang out, eat a little bit, sound check,
have dinner, throw back a cocktail or
two...
A What's your cocktail of choice?
R We've got a few, but right now a
lot of the guys are drinking' Grey Goose
with Gatorade and a splash of soda or
a splash of Red Bull.
A What is the band's creative pro-


cess for making songs, and who usu-
ally comes up with the lyrics?
R Typically Miles and Kyle, the
founding members of the band. Ba-
sically they usually have the lyrics in
mind, and then musically it's more of
a collective effort.


A-What should UF expect from the fun, forget your cares and let yourself
show on Saturday? just kind of flow with the music for a
R I think it's just going to be a big couple of hours.
fun party. If you've ever seen G. Love or A Can we expect to see you guys
ever seen Slightly Stoopid, we're just out around the UF party scene after
about having a good time. You know, the show?
have a couple of drinks, have some R -Absolutely! Are you kidding me?


Jared Milgrim
Slightly Stoopid members Miles Doughty, Kyle McDonald, Ryan Moran, Oguer Ocon, DeLA and C-Money jam out above The band
will hit the stage at Flavet Field Saturday from 6 to 10 p m with G Love & Special Sauce The show is free and open to the public


Yeah for sure, I mean that's what we
like doing: hanging out with our folks
after the show's over.
A Do you have any memorable
experiences from college?
R -The whole experience was great.
I loved being in college. It was my first
time being out of the house, so I kind
of went huge for a little while and then
kind of figured out my limits.
A Does Slightly Stoopid have any
albums in the works?
R At this point in time we're just
starting to record and get some ideas
together. (We) will probably have an al-
bum out by fall this year or maybe as
late as spring next year.
A- If you could pick any musician or
group to play with, who would it be?
R I'd really want to tour with the
(Red Hot) Chili Peppers. I think that'd
be fun. They seem like cool guys.
A Words of wisdom for the UF
community?
R Be cool and stay in school. And
come out and have good time when
you come to the show. Just bring some
smiles and enjoy the music.
The Philidelphia-based band G.
Love & Special Sauce was formed in
the early '90s by front man Garrett
Dutton, aka G. Love. The band has
released eight albums and have hits
such as "Peace, Love and Happiness,"
"Baby's Got Sauce" and "Rodeo
Clowns."
Slightly Stoopid, also formed in the
early '90s, is straight out of San Diego.
The band has cranked out hits such as
"Chronchitis," "Everything You Need"
and "Closer to the Sun."

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UF's Office of Off Campus
Life advocates for your
rights in the community
and provides support services and
education to better your off cam-
pus experience with the ultimate
goal of helping you develop into
a globally-conscious Gator. OCL
aims to provide programs and ser-
vices that will prepare you to be
a great Gator neighbor, here in
Gainesville or wherever the road
may take you.
The Office of Off Campus Life,
which is part of UF's Division of
Student Affairs, has been provid-
ing support services and resources
to UF students living off campus
since 2004. OCL's support servic-
es and resources include:


Students can find off-campus
housing, roommates, and informa-
tion like rent, room size, location,
etc. at this free online site. Go to
http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu
to use this resource.


A free publication that provides
tips and resources for finding the
right apartment, budgeting info,
safety tips, keeping your electric


costs low, a map of the city, and
much more. To get a copy of the
Gator Guide, visit OCL's office at
202 Peabody Hall or visit our web-
site at www.offcampus.ufl.edu.


OCL sends a monthly elec-
tronic newsletter to all 39,000+ off
campus students. Topics include
safety information, monthly spe-
cific resources and opportunities,
fun stuff, and much more. If you
would like to receive the OCL
newsletter visit the OCL website
www.offcampus.ufl.edu and click
on the listserv link.




A student group that focuses on
civic engagement within the great-
er Gainesville community. Weekly
meetings take place at various city
locations including City Hall, GPD,
and the fire station. Local officials
and OCL staff lead the class to fos-
ter greater awareness of being part
of a community.


OCL hosts a panel discussion
on new topics every month while


providing a free lunch to both pan-
elists and audience members.


OCL wants to cater their ser-
vices and programs to your needs.
Every month, OCL hosts a free
breakfast where you can give us
feedback while we feed you.


Keep an eye out for our office
mascot, Buzz. Learn more about
OCL's services and events and get
free swag like color-changing cups,
reusable grocery bags, and cool
pens.


Visit our website www.offcam-
pus.ufl.edu for information about
Off Campus Life resources and
services. Join our facebook group
at facebook.com/UF Off Campus
Life. Follow us on twitter at twit-
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Florida's Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Sections 83.40 to ,
83.682, Florida Statutes (2005), is referred to as "the Act" in this pub-
lication. Most libraries have copies of Florida Statutes if more specific
information is needed. Florida Statutes are also available online through
the Florida Legislature's Homepage. (http://www.leg.state.fl.us/)
Explanations of the Act have statement applicability, but any specific
references to Gainesville or Alachua County apply only to those areas.
The rental of mobile homes or mobile home lots is not covered in the
Act. If you have a problem in this area, you should contact an attor-
ney.




This is an educational tool and not a guide for the practice of law.
Once a problem has been identified, an attorney must be contacted to ob-
tain specific advice. Full-time University of Florida students can receive
free legal advice from Student Legal Services. The office is located at
368 J. Wayne Reitz Union.
Call 392-LAWS (5297) for further information.
If you are not a full-time University of Florida student, contact The
Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-342-8011 or 850-561-5844.
Law is subject to change. All material is correct as of January 2007.




This original publication was written by Larry D. Givens and edited
by Cheryl E. Cain and Sandra F. Chance of the University of Florida
Student Legal Services. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect
those of the University of Florida, Student Government, the Board of
Trustees, or the State of Florida.
Copyright 1993 by Student Legal Services
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Gainesville has plenty of off-campus housing including apartments,
condos, houses, and rooms for rent. Take your time when looking for
a place to live and follow the tips below for finding the right place for
you:
Use the Off Campus Housing Locator Service at http://housing.
offcampus.ufl.edu.
Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live
within your means.
Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a liv-
ing space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large
undergrad population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location,
proximity to campus or bus route..all these things are factors to consider
in choosing a place to live. Write out a list of ideal characteristics you
want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when
selecting a location.
Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know
what kind of person would best compliment your personality and
choose accordingly.
Drive around and visit the place and neighborhood you are look-
ing to live in.
Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask
questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house
landlord.
Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties
worked well for them? Which didn't?
Check with local Law Enforcement for crime statistics on the area
you choose to live in by calling 352-955-1818.
Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is
it well lit, do you see the security guard that management promised, is
the security gate working, is it quiet enough to study, how close is the
bus stop or parking to the complex or house, etc.?
Once you've narrowed down your search make an appointment
with UF's Student Legal Services by calling 352-392-LAWS or visit their
website www.studentlegalservices.ufl.edu for more information. SIS
can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great
way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease.
Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with
your search.


Make sure you read and fully
understand all aspects of the
ease before signing. A lease
is a contract between you and your
landlord that spells out specific details
of your living arrangement. Leases
often involve policies about pets, secu-
rity and pet deposits, legal entry and
other important information. Typi-
cally, leases in Gainesville are for 12
months. If you will need your place for
10 months or less, talk with the man-
agement about whether they can pro-
vide you a shorter term lease. There
are two types of leases that are usually
available, Joint Leases and Individual
Leases.


All roommates are held responsible
for the lease. If one person breaks the
lease, the other roommates are held
responsible for paying the total rent.
This tends to be the lease more promi-
nent when renting a house or single
family dwelling.




Each person is held responsible for
his or her own actions. For instance,
if one roommate breaks the lease, that


person is still responsible for paying
their own rent. For most college stu-
dents, individual leases are the best
choice. Each person in the lease is
responsible for his or her own actions
and not the actions of a roommate.




Dates of occupancy
Amount of monthly rent and the
date it is due each month
Amount of Security Deposit
Responsibility for payment of
utilities
Responsibility for general mainte-
nance and repairs
Sublease: If you sign a 12 month
lease but think you may need the
dwelling for a shorter period of time,
make sure the lease allows you to sub-
lease (rent your dwelling to another
person who will assume the remainder
of your lease)
Pet policy
Automatic renewal clause
Type of lease: joint vs. individual




At management's discretion, the
tenant may be asked to leave within
three days
Tenant waives all defects in the


building
Landlord shall not be responsible
for injury to person, including tenant
and guests, as a result of any cause
Tenant is responsible for all re-
pairs to premises
Landlord may enter dwelling
without notice
Landlord has a lien (a legal claim
on the property of another as security
for the payment of a debt) on all per-
sonal property of tenant
A great University of Florida re-
source available to full-time students is
Student Legal Services. For any ques-
tions on your lease, contact Student
Legal Services and set up an appoint-
ment with a lawyer to help review
it BEFORE you sign it. Visit www.
studentlegalservices.ufledu or call 352-
392-LAWS for more information.


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having a roommate is a great
way to divide the cost of living
ff-campus, but if you don't
find the right person to live with, liv-
ing off- campus could be challenging.
Below are some tips that will help you
if you are thinking about living with a
roommate.
Communication is key. Talk
about your budget for housing, ex-
pectations for safety, expectations for
guests, and what your housing needs
are before you even begin your search.
Being on the same page as your room-
mates will make your co-habitation ex-


perience much better and reduce the
possibility of conflict.
Start with a friend or sibling.
These are often good options for room-
mates since you already know them.
Consider a person you went to
high school with or a friend you have
made while here at UF.
Before moving in, come to an
agreement about who will get which
bedroom and bathroom along with
which cabinets/storage space each per-
son can use.
Discuss how payment of rent and
bills will take place. Is each person


responsible for their own bills or will
someone be in charge of collecting pay-
ment from each roommate?
Don't have someone you want to
live with? Some apartment complexes
offer "roommate matching" or "room-
mate placement."
Roommate matching: You fill out
a survey and management attempts to
match you with like roommates based
on the form
Roommate placement Apart-
ment management places you in any
open space they have available
Make sure you can change apart-
ments if the complex places you with
roommates you are not compatible
with.
Look for roommates on the Off
Campus Housing Locator at: http://
housing.offcampus.ufl.edu.
Being friends with someone and
living with a friend can be two totally
different things. See the Gator Guide
to Off Campus Life for some tips on
how to stay friends while living to-
gether at www.offcampus.ufledu/
gatorguide.php


Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-
campus housing. Before signing a lease, contact local law enforcement
at 352-955-1818 with the addresses of where you are looking to live and
they can give you crime statistics for that area.
Below are five tips to use when looking at safety during your apart-
ment search:
1. Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? How
does the environment seem? Is the place well lit and populated or dark
and isolated?
2. Check security. Does the property have working security gates
and/or guards?
3. Check Locks. Check for dead bolts on the outside door, locks
for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about
the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system?
4. Research crime statistics. Has there been crime in the area
recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from hap-
pening?
5. Get insurance. Don't forget about purchasing some Renter's
Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected.
Go to the Off Campus Life website at www.offcampus.ufl.edu/
toplO.php for more personal and property safety tips.


Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off
Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.


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Luf you are thinking about renting a
house or apartment, Renters Insur-
ce provides important coverage
for both you and your possessions. A
standard Renter's Policy protects your
personal property in case of theft or
damage and may pay for temporary
living expenses if your rental is dam-
aged (including loss of use). It can also
shield you from personal liability. Any-
one who leases a house or apartment
should consider this type of coverage.
Talk with your parents before
getting your own renter's policy. If
you are still financially dependent on
your parents or a family member and
they own a home, they might be able
to cover you under their homeowner's
policy. Some homeowner policies will
cover a dependent's rental property




Check with the office of Off-
Campus Life at (352) 392-2161, ext.
214, or their web site http://www.dso.
ufl.edu/offcampus for assistance.
Rental opportunities may also
be found in the classified sections of
The Gainesville Sun, The Independent
Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards
around campus.
Legal Assistance
* UF Students (full-time):
Student Legal Services
368 J Wayne Reitz Union
Gainesville, FL 32611-8505
phone: 352 392 5297
* All others:


while in college.
There are several types of
Residential Insurance policies. Read
your policy information carefully and
ensure you have full coverage. Policies
should include the following items:
Fire or lightning
Windstorm or hail
Explosion
Aircraft
Vehicles
Smoke
Vandalism or malicious mischief
Theft
Damage by glass or safety-glazing
material that is part of a building
Falling objects
Water-related damage from home
utilities
Electrical surge damage




Florida Bar Referral Service
Tallahassee, FL
phone: 800 342 8011
State Ass.s'ance
* Complaints:
Security Deposits, Sanitation
Department of Business
Regulation Division of Hotel and
Restaurants
7960 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
phone: 904 727 5540
* Complaints, all others:
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services
407 S Calhoun StTallahassee, FL 32299


Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes
aren't on the list. If you live in an area
prone to one or more of the three,
you'll need to buy a separate policy
or a rider. In areas where hurricanes
can pose a threat, you might also need
to buy a separate rider to cover wind
damage. Ask your insurance agent
about this extra coverage. Gainesville
is prone to hurricanes and some areas
flood.
Your living environment plays a
major factor in your overall happiness
level. Know what you want to get out
of your living space and choose your
location and roommate(s) accordingly.
Gainesville is home now so let Off
Campus Life help you get the most out
of your off-campus experience.




phone: 850 488 3022

* Complaints:
- Repairs City of Gainesville Codes
Enforcement
200 E University Ave. PO Box 490
Gainesville, FL 32609
phone:352 334 5030
- Alachua County Codes Enforcement
phone: 352 374 5244


* Nora Kilroy Off-Campus Life
202 Peabody Hall Gainesville, FL 32611
phone: 352 392 2161Ext. 214


Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.

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I en Gainesville, there is a glut of available apart- recently painted? Do the walls have nail holes?
ments. You should examine several apart- Inventory: Note all defects on the inven-
ents before signing a lease, tory sheet or check-in list signed by the landlord
Application Deposits: Never put down or an impartial witness. Photograph or videotape
a deposit to hold an apartment unless you have the apartment at move in.
a written agreement indicating whether it is re- Landlord: Speak to tenants of the apart-
fundable. ment complex. Does the landlord make a habit
Cost: Can you afford it? Even if your of unannounced entries? Are repairs made
roommates leave? quickly?
Location: Is the neighborhood safe? Even Noise and Parking: Check for noise and
at night? Are you within easy walking or cycling parking problems by visiting the apartment at
distance of campus? Are buses available? various times during the day, at night and on
City Limits: Gainesville protects tenants weekends.
by enforcing housing codes. The city will order Safety: Are there deadbolts on the doors?
landlords to make repairs. If a complaint is filed, Are hallways and parking lots well lit? If there
Alachua County will inspect apartments and is- are sliding glass doors, are there adequate locks to
sue a report of violations. deter forced entry? You can contact the Alachua
Model Apartments: Never sign a lease County Sheriff's Office or the Gainesville Police
based upon a model. Insist on seeing your actual Department to obtain information on crime in
apartment. the area.
Pest Control: Does the landlord maintain Single-Family Housing: The landlord
a regular spraying program? may legally provide fewer services for houses and
Function: Check appliances, run water duplexes. The landlord may also shift mainte-
in all sinks, showers and tubs, flush toilets, and nance responsibilities to you in the lease. In some
check air conditioning and heating. neighborhoods, only three unrelated persons may
Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets live together. Check with the city if you plan on
look worn or smell bad? Has the apartment been having more than two roommates.


Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and


Do read the lease and make sure you
understand it.
Do have a lawyer review the lease.
Do expect to pay full rent, not just
your share. This is what "joint and several"
liability means, a term included or implied
in leases that list more than one tenant.
Do obtain a copy of the lease and all
attachments or addendums to the lease.
Do have all promised repairs and
improvements written into the lease and
signed by the landlord.
Do keep a copy of the lease and all
the attachments or addendums with your
important, permanent records.
Do insist on seeing your actual unit.
Do get clear written permission for any
pets.
Do check for maintenance responsibili-
ties when renting a house or duplex.

Do not sign a 12-month lease unless
you are willing to pay rent for 12 months.
Do not sign a 12-month lease with
roommates unless all roommates are willing
to pay rent for 12 months.
Do not have your parents sign the


lease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be
responsible for rent.
Do not sign a lease with an automatic
renewal clause.
Do not sign a lease that gives the land-
lord unlimited access to the apartment with-
out notice or consent.
Do not sign a lease based upon a model
apartment.
Do not sign a lease before visiting the
neighborhood at various times during the
day, at night and on weekends.
Do not sign a lease until all agreements
negotiated with the landlord are in writing.


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My Landlord Refuses To Make Repairs.What
Can I Do?
You MAY be able to either withhold your rent or
terminate your lease if the problem constitutes a material
breach of the lease or the Act. You must follow the exact
requirements of the Act. You must give the landlord a
written notice demanding the repairs be made in seven
days. The notice must indicate your intention to terminate
the lease or withhold rent if the repairs are not made.
This is a complicated process and the legal consequences
are very serious. You should obtain legal advice before
attempting to terminate your lease or withhold rent.

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

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

Can My Landlord Enter My ApartmentWithout
Notice?
No. Unless there is an emergency, or you have
abandoned your apartment, the landlord must provide
reasonable notice and obtain your consent prior to
entering your apartment.


You cannot unreasonably withhold consent. If the
landlord persists in entering without notice or consent,
contact an attorney.

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

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


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"I am graduating?" No!
"My roommate left?" No!
"I cannot afford the rent?" No!
"I need to work this summer?" No!
"The neighborhood is unsafe?" No!

Under the Act, you can only terminate the lease if the
landlord is materially violating your lease or the Act. You
should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate
your lease. In many cases, the best thing you can do is find
replacement tenants.

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




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


What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Security
Deposit?
When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a
thorough written inventory of the apartment's condition and
have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory.
Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect
you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage.
When you move out, completely and thoroughly clean the
apartment. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the
cleaning they expect you to do.
Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional
carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to
inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist
and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial
witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request.
Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are also strongly
recommended in case there is a dispute.
Can I Use My Security Deposit For The Last Month's
Rent?
No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent
even when your "security" deposit is equal to your last month's
rent.
The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord
against damages to the apartment.

Does The Law Require Interest Payments On Security
Deposits?


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

What Exactly Is An Eviction?
An eviction is the formal end to your
right to occupy the apartment. It does not
end your duty to pay rent. An eviction
starts with a Summons. You must file
an Answer within 5 days. Contact an
attorney immediately.
If the court rules against you, a


Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods.
Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid.
The method which does not require interest payments is the
one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform
you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held,
and whether you will receive interest.

What Can I Do If My LandlordDoesn't Return My
Deposit?
A landlord shall have 15 days after termination of the lease
to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise
required, if he or she does not intend to impose a claim on the
security deposit. If the landlord intends to impose a claim on the
security deposit, he or she shall have 30 days to give the tenant
written notice by certified mail, stating how much is going to
be deducted and why. You must object to the deduction in
writing within 15 days from the date you receive the notice, or
the landlord will be authorized to deduct his or her claim from
your security deposit.
If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the
30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon
the security deposit.
However, if you damaged the apartment, the landlord can
sue you even when the 30-day notice is not given. Because the
landlord can also get court costs and attorney's fees, you should
consult an attorney before filing any lawsuits.


judgment for possession of the apartment,
unpaid rent, late fees, interest, court costs
and attorney's fees will be entered for the
landlord. The sheriff will post a notice at
the apartment that requires you to vacate
in 24 hours. If you do not vacate within 24
hours, the sheriff will remove you and your
personal property from the apartment.

What Can Happen If I Don't Pay
Rent?
Failure to pay rent is the quickest way
to be evicted. The landlord will serve a
notice demanding payment of rent or
possession of the apartment. If you fail to
comply with the demand within 3 days,
excluding weekends and holidays, eviction
proceedings may be started.
Neither surrender of the apartment nor
eviction ends your liability for rent. You


should immediately contact an attorney
upon receipt of a 3-day notice.

Can I Be Evicted For Any Other
Reason?
Yes. Your lease can be terminated
if you violate any lease terms, rules and
regulations, or the Act. If your lease is
terminated and you do not vacate the
apartment, the landlord may immediately
file for your eviction.
Termination begins with a 7-day
notice. Your options depend on whether
the violations are classified as "curable" or
"noncurable".
If you receive either type of notice, you
should immediately contact an attorney.
Neither termination of your lease, nor your
eviction from the apartment ends your
liability for rent.


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UF/Shands/VA Fireplaces
Individual Leases Pets Loved!
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-09-71-2


***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71-2

Madison Pointe Apartments
1/1-$699 2/2-$799 3/2-$899
Enormous Screened Patio!
W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning
Fitness Center-Full size bball court
NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400
Text MADISON to 47464
4-21-71-2


@1 MONTH FREE*
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
Special applies to Immediate Move Ins
2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979
(352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-09-71-2

Huge Private Dog Park
1's from $499 Waive all fees
Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza
Pet Friendly 376-1248
www.hiddenvillageapt.com
2725 SW 27th Ave
4-21-09-71-2


Great School Districts!
HUGE 1 Bed- $595!
2 Bed- $729*4 Bed- $949
Tennis*Pool*Basketball
Call TODAY*332-7401
4-21-71-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished

No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
4-21-09-71-2

Move in Today!
All Inclusive roommate matching $549
Spacious 2/2 Townhomes & LOCATION!
Park-n-Ride Bus Route-So you can sleep in!
3500 SW 19th Ave*www.MuseumWalk.com
*379-9255*
4-21-09-71-2


SORORITY ROW 2BR
2BR/2.5BA for $1199
W/D & utils included. We <3 pets!
No move-in fees! FREE Parking!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
4-21-09-71-2

LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans;
Starting at $830. Corporate units available.
Furniture Packages Include: 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
text (lakewood)@65586
4-21-09-71-2

SPYGLASS *
Individual Leases: Furniture Packages
Incl Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet;
Rates start at $399
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass)@65586
4-21-09-71-2

ACROSS FROM UF!
Studios from $475, includes electric!
Wood floors available. FREE parking.
No Move-in Fees We <3 Pets!
372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org
4-21-09-71-2

WALK TO CLASS!
1brs from $505 150 ft from UF!
Move-in today. FREE parking!
We <3 Pets! No Move-in Fees.
372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave
4-21-09-71-2


$369
INCLUDES UTILITIES
1 month FREE, Move In TODAY!
24hr Amenities & Valet Trash!
GainesvillePlace.com*(352) 271-3131
4-21-71-2

Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133
4-21-09-71-2


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SUN KEY
2.1 bedroom Apartment
(Not just a room!)
Student Discount
$499/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
Check out our unbelievable bandwidth:
30x10 IPV6
Special runs until 3.31.2010
352-376-6720
www.sunisland.info
4-21-09-71-2

Wake Up 10 Min Before Class
...AND be on time!
Studios from $499, 1s from $575
$0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly
371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com
4-21-09-71-2

* Check out our apartments. Priced from
$400-$525. Close to shopping & university.
* Also 3BR/2BA house available. $900/mo.
No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-21-
09-71-2

FOX HOLLOW
Gated Entry
ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL
7301 W Univ Ave
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2
352-332-3199
www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow
4-21-09-71-2

WALK TO UF AVAIL NOW & FALL!
1 BR $460- $495
* 2BR $485- $600
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2


The Grove Villas
Rental Community
Ask about our Move-in Specials
Gated Community
6400 SW 20th Ave
888-373-0849
4-21-09-71-2

1, 2, 3 BR's -YOUR NEW HOME!
* Unique LOFT floor plan only $595!
* 1/1 from $625 2/2 from $649
* 3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
* Free Tanning* Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
* Tennis 1 mile to UF
* 377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-21-09-71-2


100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1 BR $689
Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall
352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com
4-21-71-2

WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
0420 3-31-10-58-2

UPPER WESTSIDE &
NANTUCKET WALK
1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments
Granite counters. Parking avail.
Walk to campus & the stadium
For info. call 352-872-4644
4-21-10-73-2

Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
3-31-54-2

*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
239-250-6149 4-2-10-65-2



** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080
www.LookingGlassApartments.com
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
4-21-65-2


* One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1 bedroom from *$457 2 bedroom from *$558
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Near UF and Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2 bedroom 1 bath from *$549
2 bedroom 2 bath from *$641
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Additional $200 off next month
SW Archer Rd. Area
Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

* 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!!
Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 *$549
*Rate includes One Month Free!
Near Oaks Mall
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
4-21-10-65-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
5-11-10-64-2

The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
Screened Patio-W/D-Microwave
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org
Text MADISON to 47464 for info!
4-21-60-2

4 BR's FOR FALL!
ONLY $1089 1525 square feet HUGE!!!
Washer/Dryer* Fireplace Water/Sewer incl.
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Tennis
Individual Leases Pets Loved
376-2507 www.bivenscove.com
4-21-10-55-2

AVAIL 8/1. Clean 4BR/2BA house(no
master BA, baths accessible to all BRs)
garage, fenced yd, pets ok, FP, DW, W/D
provided, wooded pvt big yard. $1400/mo,
cent H/AC. 2606 NW 34th St. 352-339-2342
3-26-10-35-2


**A Place in the Sun**
Walk/Bike to UF
Big 3 bd/ 1 ba
New Kitchen / Huge Yard
Must See, $1,500/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


**Sorority Row Area**
Historic 2 bd/1 ba
Hardwood floors, must see
$900/mo 352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


**8 Blocks to UF**
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
Save Money @ $750/mo
352-375-8256
4-21-52-2


**Large 5 Bedrm House**
1 full & 3-1/2 baths
Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D
Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF
$2,500/mo 352-375-8256
4-21-52-2

WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
Great Parking! Walk to UF! 4BD/4.5 BA
Located near SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St.
Call today to view @ 352.373.7578
Union Properties www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2


LEASING NOW FOR FALL
Many properties avail near campus.
1,2,3,4,& 5 bedrooms!!
www.rentgainesville.com
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent
2521 SW Williston Road
Huge home on a large lot.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

3 &4 BD WALK TO UF
We have Homes near
Sorority Row & Stadium!
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.rentgainesville.com
4-21-10-36-2

NEWLY REMODELED 1BRs
Chelsea Lane Apts!
Close to UF & on Bus Route
W/D incl. Call today
Union Properties 352.373.7578
www.chelsealaneapartments.com
4-21-10-36-2

3BD/3BA Homes Near UF
Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo
Newer homes/ limited avail.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

1 BDs Near UF
Starting at $375/mo!
Reserve now for Fall
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

University Terrace West
4BD/BA Individual Leases
$350/mo w/d incl. Call
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-36-2

***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
6-29-64-2

2BR/1 BA cent heat mobile home.
Shady lot. From $300 $450/mo
First month half price incl water. No pets.
4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-31-36-2

705 NW 10th Avenue <9Blks from UF
3BR/1BA, 8rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central
A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 275-
1259, ATucker458@aol.com 4-2-10-37-2

1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 4-2-
10-53-2


BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $530 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
www.cmcapt.com/bridgelight
4-21-10-35-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-5-10-
35-2

Baxter Cottage 2 blks to UF campus, 1013
SW 4 Ave 2BR/1 BA, Bright, clean, complete-
ly remodeled, 500 sq ft, Cent AC/Ht,wood
firs, DW, W/D, NS, NPets. $450+util. Lease
runs thru 7/1/10 ATucker458@aol.com 4-2-
10-33-2

2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from
UF on bus route. Incl W/D, community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security sys. $878/mo. Avail 5/1 or 8/1.
Call/text 332-8841 lindalu@gatorhomes.com
4-5-10-30-2


*Resort Lifestyle*
THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE
2's: From $479/person; 3's: From $399/person
Includes FREE Internet
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
4-21-10-42-2


2BR HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area. Wood floors, new kitchen
vinyl, Cent H/AC, DW, fenced yard, wood
deck, parking, $1080/mo. Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 4-21-
10-40-2


3BR/2BA HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority
Row/Norman Hall area. W/D, ice maker, ce-
ramic tile. Cent H/AC, DW, parking, fenced
yard. $1545/mo. Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1
yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 4-21-10-40-2


HUGE 4BR/2BA 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area, remodeled baths, new:
stove, DW, disposal & AC, W/D, wd firs. cent
H/AC, parking. $2400/mo Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg
4-21-10-40-2


Houses Available for Fall!
2631 NW 1st Ave -$1845
402 NW 36th -$1425
315 NW 17th St. -$875
4 NW 25th St $1499
717 NW 34th St -$1320
FREE UF Parking!
352.371.7777
4-21-71-2


3 br/1ba house near corner sw 34 st & nw 8
av separate dining & living areas, new kitch-
en, carport, wd/hook up, storage shed, front
lawn and fenced back yard. Water included
in rent. $945/mo call 258-4184 3-26-18-2


APTS and HOMES for rent near UF!
Avail Summer and Fall, visit our website at
merrillmanagement.net or
Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10
3-30-10-19-2


2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL!
2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo
5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air
Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed.
829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 x10 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


2BR 1BA, Wood Floors, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo
1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494
X10 or tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


2901 NW 14th Street
1BR 1BA Apt Near Sams
Club. Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg,
pst control and garbage. $425/Mo
Rental Refs a must! Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


3BR 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th
Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups,
Central H & Air. $750/Mo
319 NW 16th Avenue. Call
Merrill Management Inc
352-372-1494 x10 or
tazzie21@bellsouth.net
3-30-10-19-2


Hidden gem 2/2 walk to shands/VA
just renovated/wood floor/new paint
w/d pool balcony free parking,water
REDUCED $850/mo.352-281-0733
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$199 Move-In Special
$500-$700 2BR/1BA
Walking distance to UF and downtown
800-805-7379 or 352-505-9264 4-16-10-
30-2


A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from
Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work.
New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $700/
month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220. (leave
a voicemail) 3-31-17-2


Available now. HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles
to UF, near Landings Apts. On UF bus rte.
Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace,
cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $900/mo. All
4BR/2BA $1100/mo. 327-2931 or 376-6183
4-5-10-20-2


CHARMING 3BR/2BA HOUSE
Walk to UF. Near law school. Small pet ok.
No smoking. Available for fall. Call 352-371-
0601 for information. 3-26-10-11-2


1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and pri-
vate gated court yard $450/mo. Great loca-
tion @ 3320 SW 23rd Street. On bus routes,
close to most everything. 352 377-2150 or
paloverde3320@yahoo.com 4-2-10-100-2


$600, 2BR, 1 block Shands, VA; Vet school
& campus short walk. Available now;
Prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature residents.
Carpets, Some utils furn; Parking; 352 376
0080;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net
4-21-10-27-2


Walk to campus, 1022 SW 4th Ave. 3/3-
1200 mo & 4/4-1600 mo 3/2 house- 1015 NE
5th PI, fenced yd-$995 mo 4/4 house- 2010
SW 11th Terr-$1250 mo Near law college,
2732 SW 3rd PI-3/2 house-$1250 mo All in-
clude cent A/C, W/D hkups
Edbaurmanagement.com
4121 NW 37th PL- 352-375-7104 4-21-10-
27-2

Homes Avail for Fall! Pets welcome!
4/2 3321 and 3236 NW 30 PL $1200/mon
3/2 3320 NW 30th PL $975/mon
4/2 5402 NW 25th PL $1200
Call April 352-514-1441 for more info! 4-1-
10-13-2

**3/2 515 NW 51st St.**Near GHFC vaulted
ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small
pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1300 333-9874
4-6-10-15-2

*3401 NW 7th Place* 3/2 liv,din,fam rms.AII
appliances W/D close to campus, large yd.
small pets ok avail Aug.1 $1325 333-9874
4-6-10-15-2

Fora Limited Time Only! 1BR/1BA separate
dining rm, Ig living rm, walk in closet, cent
H/AC, full kitchen, full bath. H20 & sewer
incl. Free pest control. Close to Oaks Mall,
Archer Rd & UF. $395/mo. 2 & 3 BDs avail
in several locations, dif floor plans. 215-7780
6-17-10-38-2

*** Very Nice 1BR 0*.
Full bath, living room, dining room, full kitch-
en, in-law suite, w/ W/D, cable, all utils incl.
$750/mo near Haile. (352) 367-0372
4-13-10-20-2


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OClose to UF 2BR House. Yard, W/D, wa-
ter incl. Pets ok. 618 NW 14th Ave $900/mo
Avail Aug 1st 561-350-1552
01/1 apt in duplex, Irg yard, W/D hk up. Pets
ok. 1/2 mo free. 608 NW 24th Ave $500/mo
3-30-10-2

*1 BR Home On A Hill*
13"x23" living room w/view, kitchen seats 6,
huge patio, no pets, near NW 14th Ave
& UF, utilities paid, quiet person $850
(352) 395-6250 or 332-1429 4-2-10-13-2

Walk to UF. Openings in April Aug.
* 2BR/2.5BA $850 2BR/1 BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or gvl132601@gmail.com
4-21-10-26-2

Available Immediately! Small 1/1
Efficiency apt. W/D avail, new paint & carpet.
10 min walk to UF. Perfect for international/
graduate students! $500/mo + utils. 284-0979
4-21-10-26-2

**4/2 3962 W University Ave.**close to cam-
pus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place,
screened porch, avail. Aug,1 $1400, 333-
9874 4-6-10-15-2

Spacious 1 BR apt for rent.
1 BR/1 BA apt near Oaks Mall.
Walk to mall, restaurant and coffee shops.
New appliances. Call 352-258-4695 3-30-
10-15-2

2BR/2BA New, big condo, near UF/Shands.
Small quiet complex. $1150/mo Negotiable +
deposit. Avail June/July. Balcony, dishwash-
er, deluxe appliances, laundry IN UNIT. Pets
considered-fee. Over 1400 sq ft. 352-213-
2366, sshunkwi@gmail.com 3-30-10-10-2

10houses.com
3 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$1000 -$1400 Bike to UF
352.336.6116 nancy@10houses.com
5-11-10-26-2

**4/3 18 NW36th St.** Close to campus,all
appliances,W/D, cent, heat/air Avail. Aug.1
$1375 333-9874 4-7-10-15-2

**4/2 919 NW 10th Ave.**Close to campus,all
appliances,W/D,Cent.heat&air.Avil.Aug.1
$1400 333-9874 4-7-10-15-2


***House 4 Blks 2 UF***
3BR/2BA cute, clean historic house. Hdwd,
tile, cntrl A/C, W/D. $1360/mo. Avail Aug.
1102 NW 4th Ave. 828-216-2565 3-30-10-
9-2

FREAKS!! DOWNTOWN 414 SE 2nd St
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX apt w/loft, central heat,
window air, off-street parking, convenient ac-
cess to everything. $630/mo, 1st, last, $600
dep. Call 352-373-6551 3-26-7-2

Barn Eff Apt, Loft Q Bed, Washer/dryer $400
Pets OK, Stalls Also Available, Jonesville,
Prop 15 Acres 954-292-2244 3-31-10-10-2

4BD/3BA HOUSE NEAR UF!
W/D, Central AC, Wood Floors. 3514 NW
7th Place. Available Aug. 1st. Call Manny at
352-317-4408 3-31-10-9-2

4BD/2BA HOUSE NEAR UF!
W/D, Available Aug. 1st. 610 NW 34th
Terrace. Call Manny at 352-317-4408
3-31-10-9-2

LOFTS OASIS 2/2.5 NEAR UF!
2515 SW 35th PI. Brand New Unit, study
area, W/D, new stainless steel appliances in
kitchen. Call Manny at 352-317-4408 3-31-
10-9-2

***BELLAPROPERTIES.NET***
Luxury apartments 2/2 &3/2
next to sorority row.
See pic & info on web page 335-5424
4-1-10-2

SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES
Walk to Campus
1/1 Townhomes from $579
2/1.5 bath townhomes from $699
Check out our unbelievable bandwidth:
30x10 IPV6
352-376-6720 352-376-7041
Ask about our specials!
www.sunisland.info
4-21-10-25-2

SUN BAY
2.1 bedroom Apartment
(not just a room!)
Student Discount
$499/mo; Walk to Campus
Rent now or for fall
Special runs until 3.31.2010
352-376.6720
www.sunisland.info
4-21-25-2


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FREE MONTHS RENT 1BDs
1114 SW 7th Ave $650/mo
Spacious loft style, parking onsite.
Union Properties 352.373.7578
4-21-10-24-2

That's what She Said!
"I LOVE Hidden Lake because...
Cable & internet are Included,
roommate matching is available,
furniture & utility packages are available,
I'm just 1.5 miles to UF & midtown,
there's FREE tanning & a 24-hr gym,
a designer pool AND pets are welcome!"

Come see for yourself!
call 374-3866 for a tour or text
HIDDENLAKE to 47464 OR...
Next time you're on facebook,
creep on over to Hidden Lake's page
to see floor plans, pics & more!
4-21-10-25-2

7 Blks UF 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL HOT
TUB, 2500 sq ft, 2 porches, 5 car parking,
responsible students, professionals only, Will
leave plasma TV on wall, $2375/mo nego-
tiable. Starting May, Jordan 352-222-0211
3-26-10-5-2

3bed/2bath Creeks Edge condo -just off NW
13th St. W/D, pool & clubhouse. Close to UF
and on bus route. Available August. Seeking
roommates $395/mo/ea. 727-463-0560
6-29-10-35-2

* 2BR/1 BA TOWNHOUSE *
7209 SW 45th PI. $600/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 4-5-10-
10-2

WALK TO CLASS AT UF!
1122 SW 2nd Ave 3/1.5 $1575 HOUSE
1123 SW 1st Ave 3/1 $1500 APT includes util.
1118 SW 2nd Ave 3/1 $1200 DUPLEX
1 & 2 BRs also available. No dogs.
Call Kinetic Properties at 337-9600 4-12-
15-2


1BR 1BA Apt Grad II Apts
New carpet, paint. Avail Now
Or Fall 1236 Sw 4th Ave $540/mo
Central H &Air, Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc.
352-372-1494 3-30-10-5-2


KENSINGTON South #203
2br,2.5 baths, pool side, tile,
carpet, washer & dryer,alarm,bus
internet,partially furnished, Open
Sat 3/27 10a-4p 954-675-0307 3-26-2-2

ARLINGTON SQUARE (2b/2ba) $799/Mo,
Luxury Downtown APT, access to main RTS,
NO short-term. Avail 4/21/10, Call Sean,
239-410-1603 5-13-22-2


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$575/mo OBO furnished/unfurnished 1/1
directly behind Midtown at College Park.
Walking distance to UF. Parking includ-
ed. Female or male. Call 305-587-1122
3-26-10-3

Sublease for 1 bed/1 bath in the Polos of
Gainesville. Available May 1st Aug 7th.
Price incls internet service. Kept very clean.
4 Bus routes to campus & 3 pools for the
summer heat! Pets allowed. 941-447-4495
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$400 Summer Sublease. Studio Apt. located
in College Park, walking distance to UF.
Furnished except for a bed, but does include
a futon. Very clean, recently remodeled. Call
407-325-2374 or email courtfitz@ufl.edu
3-29-5-3

$300/mo Summer Sublease
2 Story House 10 blocks from Campus
Multiple rooms available
Available May 1-Aug 13
949-981-5012 mbiemann@ufl.edu
3-31-10-5-3


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-21-71-4


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1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES
IN FURN 4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF.
$290/mo incl elec, cable tv, internet, pool,
laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626
4-21-09-71-4

Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
4-2-10-48-4

Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $350/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
3-26-10-35-4

STUDENT NEEDED
New townhome, W/D, clubhouse, pool, gat-
ed, packing, bus route. $350 + utilities. 727-
729-1561 3-31-19-4

2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mis. Bball, pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, or 352-636-4814 3-31-10-18-4

A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from ShandsNA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$350/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220
(leave a voicemail.) 3-31-17-4.

$400/mo Room for Rent plus elec, Rockwood
Villas TH, pvt bath, on bus route, w/d, free
internet, non-smoking, female only. Avail
Immed & Fall. 1st Mth Free w lyr lease.
ktellmann@ufl.edu/904-874-6877. 7-13-
10-45-4

Seeking roommates for 3 bed/ 2 ba quiet
condo at Creeks Edge. New flooring, recent
remodel,upstairs unit, washer/dryer, on bus-
line to campus, partial furnished. Available
Aug 1st. $395/mo. 727-463-0560 5-11-10-
28-4

HOUSE BEHIND SWAMP needs 1-2 room-
mates between the ages of 19-26. Walk to
UF.
$550 with utilities included.
Please call 914-815-1339. 3-30-10-7-4

Grad student looking for roommates for 4
bed/4 bath condo at University Terrace.
$400/room/month, incl. cable, internet, util.
On 2 bus routes, fully furnished. Tidiness
preferred. Call 352.575.0731. 4-12-10-15-

Roommate wanted: College house; 4/3: Lg
rooms, Lg yard, FP & Lg pool, Walk/bike to
UF or 4.5 mi. to SFC. Nice/safe neighbor-
hood! Join the good life! $375/mo +1/4 Util:
Call Justin @ 813-748-6042 4-12-10-15-4


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home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
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Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5

NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF
3 BIks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4
Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman,
University Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-21-
71-5

AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUC-
TION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL
2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite
Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF.
Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551
4-21-71-5


WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879
4-21-71-5

Campus Edge / Somerest VillageWalk to
Shands/VA/class 2units, 2bd/2ba vault-
ed ceilings 2nd/3rd floor w/d in unit,best
locations parking. $8,000 tax credit.
$164,900/$132,900. Move in Ready 954-
439-2301 stedel@bellsouth.net 4-21-10-
41-5

Motivated. For sale by Owner. Must sell
beautiful 3bd/2b 1777 sf home in Cottages
of Country Way, Newberry, FL. Close to
schools. No HOA. Large lot. Asking $184,900.
(530) 613-6488 4-21-10-28-5

CONDO FOR SALE!
Great location, 1226 sq.ft., close to UF
and shopping. Walk to bus stop. Excellent
purchase price at $80K. Please contact
University Management, Inc., Licensed Real
Estate Broker at 352-373-7904. 3-30-10-5-4


BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-21-09-71-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-21-09-71-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-21-09-71-6

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

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100
(352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-21-09-71-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-21-
71-6

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6


**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $100 Queen $125 King $200**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6

Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516.
4-21-71-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-21-09-
71-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New
in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031

SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still
in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6


CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075
www.pcrecycle.biz 4-21-09-71-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-21-10-69-7

CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH
Office or Home. Fast professional services at
reasonable rates. Services include network-
ing, security, data recovery, virus removal.
352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com
3-31-10-52-7


Cracked phone?
I can fix it for you for MUCH LESS than buy-
ing a new one! It will look GOOD AS NEW!
CALL 561-315-8772 3-25-1-8


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





***PARKING***
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-21-09-71-10





***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR
OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S
HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL
FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974
4-21-09-71-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Motor Scooter Sales and Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
4-21-09-71-11


***GatorMoto***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit
shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties
included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-21-09-
71-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates!
Will service any make/model. Close to UF!
Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271
4-21-09-71-11

***www. BuyMyScooter.com***
Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter
All on one site! Check the website or call
336-1271 for more info! 4-21-09-71-11

GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We
repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups avail-
able. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
4-21-09-71-11


**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own!
NS4L.com 352-336-1271 4-21-09-71-11

ELECTRIC SCOOTER
No insurance/registration needed
Inexpensive to own & operate
Assembled/free delivery/guaranty
American Electric Bike Co
www.greenscootersoncampus.com
4-16-10-25-11

2007 KAWASAKI NINJA 500
Garage-kept, never dropped. All mainte-
nance done. Very, very clean. 720 miles.
$3500. Call anytime 352-214-5191 4-13-
10-20-11

HONDA CBR 1000 1991
Super sport. Excellent condition. 1 owner.
Spent over $8000 documented.
SACRIFICE for $2500. Very pretty bike.
Call 352-389-0465 or 352-207-8815 4-7-
10-10-11


FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS *
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 15 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12

CARS CARS Buy6Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-21-71-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-21-71-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980
4-21-71-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
3-31-09-103-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down
No credit check
Cash vehicles $699 and up.
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

SUN RISE AUTO SALES
No credit check
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

92 Plymouth Van $699
94 Chevy 1500 $999
92 Chrysler Cirrus $999
98 Pontiac Grand Am $999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

93 Ford F150 $1999
98 Ford Explorer $1999
96 Mits Galant $1999
96 Cadillac Deville $1999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

92 Nissan Stanza $1499
98 Pontiac Transport $1499
97 Plymouth Voyager $1999
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
95 Chevy Camero $2999
99 Olds Alero $2999
99 Pontiac Grand Am $2999
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

99 Chrysler Sebring $2500
01 Dodge Neon $2500
99 Saturn $2900
98 Dodge Ram $2900
352-338-1999 4-21-71-12

00 Ford Mustang, 40k, $5500 CASH
03 Chevy Venture, 143k, $6900 CASH
05 Jeep Liberty, 105k, $6999 CASH
05 Saturn Ion, 123k, $7999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

06 Ford Taurus, 40k, $8900 CASH
05 VW Jetta, 111k, $8999 CASH
05 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH
05 Chevy Trailblazer, 135k, $9999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

00 Ford Ranger, 158k, $7999 CASH
06 Chrysler PT Criuser, 46k $9999 CASH
07 Chevy Cobalt, 24k $10,999 CASH
02 Volvo S60, 97k $8999 CASH
352-375-9090 4-21-71-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Over 150 cars in stock
Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans
352-338-1999 4-21-55-12


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-21-
71-13


UF GRAD PAYS MORE
forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-21-71-13


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


30,000 NIPPED & COUNTING!
Operation Catnip is gearing up to sterilize
its 30,000th cat. Please join us in the effort
to end euthanasia of homeless cats in our
community. Bring in a stray or feral cat for
spay/neuter on March 28th enjoy refresh-
ments, door prizes & a very special gift for
the person who brings in lucky cat number
30,000. Please call for an appointment (352)
380-0940. 3-26-10-13


BE AN INSPIRATION!
Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and
for walks and shopping as needed. We'll
have lots of fun! And you will make a new
friend! Contact 219-6948. 3-26-10-72-13


LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME
LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and
fourth wednesdays of each month. These
hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and
have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 3-26-
10-72-13


Volunteers needed for Sunday, March 28th.
HOPE Horses Helping People, Inc. needs
help preparing our farm for a big event.
Volunteers needed to paint fences. Lunch
will be provided. Please email KCShimeall@
gmail.com to sign up! 4-26-5-13


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 personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.



LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, personal references.
www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-21-71-14



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BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-21-09-71-14



FUTURE GMs
Now hiring assistant managers
GatorDominos.com/jobs
4-21-10-71-14


PHONE AGENTS NEEDED
Must have Excellent Vocabulary and
Communication skills. PC skills needed.
Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G.
352-371-5888 x 111 4-21-71-14


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 4-21-09-
71-14


Summer Jobs
$2400
Co-ed camp
Room and Board included

Get Paid to Play!
The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs
male and female summer camp counselors
ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp
located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL.
The camp runs June 14 Aug 7. Please
contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673
Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-21-10-70-14


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-21-
10-63-14

Camp Counselors, male & female, needed
for great overnight camps in the mountains
of PA. Have a fun summer while working with
children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with
water sports, ropes course, media, archery,
gymnastics, environmental ed, & much more.
Office, Nanny, & Kitchen positions also avail-
able. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com
4-21-10-52-14

***ATTENTION SMOKERS!***
O*Do you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic 328-6603 or
email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 3-29-
30-14

F/T Legal Assistant, salary negotiable.
Writing skills a must, accounting skills a plus.
Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-371-4000.
3-29-10-20-14

HIRING STYLIST AND NAIL TECHS!!!
LOCATION: THE SALON "0" EXPERIENCE;
ON NW 6TH ST GAINESVILLE, FL 32609.
50% COMMISSION OR RENTAL IF
DESIRED. CONTACT SALON MANAGER
MRS. CAROYLN 0 AT 352-284-1320 OR
352-672-6339. 4-1-23-14

LEASING AGENT FT
Friendly, energetic person. Experience
preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefits.
Must be avail, weekends. Apply in person.
Spyglass or Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP
4-21-10-29-14

Build your own online business from your
laptop. Fifty year old company. Contact John,
352-219-0871, or John@JCantlon.com
4-12-10-20-14


MEDICAL OFFICE
Looking for pre-med student. Afternoons,
evenings & weekends. Fax resume and
available hours to 373-2230 3-30-10-10-14

Start securing your career today!
Join UF ARMY ROTC!
Register for MSL 1001 and 1001L
Call 392-1395 today to learn about
jobs available as an Army officer!
8-5-10-50-14

Oak Hall School is seeking energetic,
creative, and enthusiastic individuals with
a love for children to staff its summer day
camp program. Positions in the camp are
available in our Middle School day camp
and our elementary school age day camp
offered at Oak Hall. Individuals for the day
camp should be available to work daily
from June 7-July 30 (June 21-July 23 for
Middle School). Interested applicants should
submit a resume to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall
School 8009 SW 14th Avenue Gainesville,
FL 32607 or via e-mail at jmalloy@oakhall.
org by March 26th. Interview information
regarding group interview on March 27th will
be sent out upon receipt.
3-26-10-8-14

CHILD CARE. Weekday afternoons and oc-
casional weekend days or evenings. Reliable
car required. Respond to: seekinghelp.
school@gmail.com 3-26-10-8-14


Ever think about joining the Army?
Ever considered being an officer?
If you have 2-3 years left at UF you
may have an opportunity through
Army ROTC Call 392-ARMY!
5-27-10-32-14

Nanny for 9 month old needed
Infant experience and references required
Email resume and availability to
nannyingville@gmail.com 3-26-10-5-14

Group Fitness Instructors needed.
We need high energy people who are certi-
fied to teach group fitness classes (Zumba
and yoga). Contact Steve at Powerhouse
Gym at 352-373-4439 or www.baileysgym.com
3-30-10-10-14

Salon"O"
Seeking F/T Stylist, Barber and Nail techs
W/ some clientell. Rental or commission 50%
Call 352-672-6339 4-1-10-10-14

Leasing Agent PT Must be fluent with face-
book, excel & familiar w/ UF & SF campuses.
Very Friendly & Smiles Often
Fax Resume to 338-7468 4-9-10-14-14

Graphics/Web design for small book busi-
ness in Alachua. Strong software talent a
must. 3-10 hours/wk, flexible sched. $11/hr.
Resume to: biopressinfo@gmail.com 3-30-
10-5-14

Leasing Agent Wanted- Local Apt
Complex looking for friendly, energetic
person with outstanding customer ser-
vice skills. Must be available weekends
and summer. $8/hr+com. Email resume to
cquijada@gatorinv.com 3-31-10-6-14

Sitter/Tutor for girl/boy (2nd/6th gr). 3:30p to
6:30p. MTW and/or F until June 11. Transport
from school to home/activities. Some late
nite & wkends all year. Call 352-332-6465.
3-26-10-3-14

Part time nanny needed 3 days a week,
2-6p, more hours during summer semes-
ter. Children aged 1,3,5. Experienced ap-
plicants with excellent references and clean
driving record only. E-mail personal state-
ment, resume, class sched/availability to
gvillenanny@gmail.com 3-30-10-5-14

Part-Time!!!! Earn Pasive/Residual Income.
No Product Sales. Personal Support System.
People Helping People. Call Duane or Judy
(352) 693-4413 3-30-5-14

30 DAY INTERNSHIP!!
Make a difference and gain experience with
the Pledge 5 Foundation. Call 352-870-4870
or email jason@pledge5.org 3-26-10-2-14


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-21-71-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-equestrian.corn 4-21-71-15

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


Gators need Bostic to step into leadership role


* A.J. JONES IS THE ONLY
RETURNING STARTER.

By MIKE McCALL
Alligator Staff Writer
mmccall@alligator org

Sam, Mike and Will are cov-
ered, but Brandon and Ryan will
be much harder to replace.
With a talented crop of line-
backers, Florida won't have trou-
ble filling in its depth chart with
able bodies. Finding someone to
take over for Brandon Spikes and
Ryan Stamper is another story.
Stamper and Spikes combined
for 146 tackles last season, finishing
first and third on the team, respec-
tively, but the largest void they left
behind is on the leadership front.
Spikes' enthusiasm and Stamp-
er's cerebral approach to the game
provided contrasting figures for
the rest of the defense to look up
to, and the Gators are hoping for
similar personalities to emerge
during spring practice.
That starts with sophomore Jon
Bostic, who's competing for the


starting middle linebacker spot
with Brendan Beal and Lorenzo
Edwards.
"It's a change. I've always been
the youngest one out here, and
now it's time to step up," Bostic
said. "I've always been a quiet
person on the field. I've never re-
ally been a loud talker, so my main
thing is speaking up on the field
and telling everybody what the
call is, what the formation is, all
those things."
First-year linebackers coach D.J.
Durkin expects Bostic and Beal to
grow into those roles as they gain
more experience through spring
practice.
In the meantime, they're mak-
ing up for their lack of polish with
sheer effort.
"They're not at that point yet
where they're comfortable," Dur-
kin said. "The thing I like is, they're
both competing and playing fast
right now. Not always fast in the
right direction, but playing fast, so
we can work with that."
Playing fast is likely to be the
SEE LINEBACKERS, PAGE 37


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF linebacker Jon Bostic is competing with Brendan Beal for the starting middle linebacker job. The
Gators are also testing out using both at the same time.


Meyer gives story new life


Deonte Thompson didn't make a
whole lot of headlines on the foot-
ball field last season, but he's cer-
tainly made his fair share unintentional
as they may be during the first two
weeks of spring practice.
The third-year wideout was asked how
having John Brantley at quarterback was
better for receivers than Tim Tebow (which
he is) and Thompson dropped this quote.
"You never know with Tim," Thomp-
son said. "You can bolt, you think he's
running but he'll come up and pass it to
you. You just have to be ready at all times.
With Brantley, everything's with rhythm,
time. You know what I mean, a real quar-
terback."
Thompson let out one of the team's
dirtiest little secrets: Tim Tebow won a lot
of games and is beloved by The Gator Na-
tion, but some players are happy to see a
few more touches with Tebow gone.
I've heard from multiple players that
the team was excited for Brantley to play
quarterback so that the Gators could throw
the ball around a little more.
Does this mean Tebow didn't give them


a better shot to win?
No.
Does it mean
Thompson thinks
Tebow is worse
than Brantley? Not
Kyle Maistri necessarily.
Kyle Points What it does
kmaistri@alligator org means that Thomp-
son (and I'm posi-
tive he's not alone)
knows he will get more chances to make
plays with Brantley than with Tebow, and
shame on him, he's happy about it.
It's not right for members of the me-
dia to act like Thompson was going af-
ter Tebow just for the sake of going after
Tebow, but it's not right for Urban Meyer
to act like Thompson said nothing contro-
versial.
It's that mix of polar-opposite attitudes
that came to a head after Wednesday's
practice.
The football team's media spokesman
Steve McClain huddled every member
of the media in attendance while practice
SEE KYLE, PAGE 37


UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Shipman leaving Florida


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@allgator org

Sophomore Ray Shipman will transfer
from Florida, coach Billy Donovan con-
firmed Wednesday.
The 6-foot-5 guard decided to leave
the program after averaging just 12.4
minutes per game last season and serv-
ing in a limited role during his two years
with the Gators.
"I appreciate the opportunity that the
University of Florida gave me," Shipman
said. "I want to thank coach Donovan,
the staff and my teammates for the last
two years, and I wish the University of
Florida the best in the future moving for-
ward. I'm looking forward to making a
decision to go somewhere with an oppor-
tunity for a bigger role."
Shipman was seemingly unable to earn
Donovan's trust, even when he was play-
ing well, despite the fact that UF's coach
constantly pointed to a lack of depth in
his team's backcourt.
In the team's last two regular-season
games, Shipman scored five points in


six minutes against Vanderbilt and nine
points in nine minutes at Kentucky. But
he barely saw the floor in the second half
of those games, as Donovan continued to
play guards Erving Walker and Kenny
Boynton for a team-high 32.9 minutes per
game.
"He had mixed views on his position
there at Florida," said Rosalind Shipman,
Ray's mother.
Florida's 2008 "Mr.
Basketball" actually
saw his playing time
decrease from his fresh-
man campaign, when he
averaged 13.2 minutes
per game. Shipman's
Shipman offensive numbers took
a hit as well, going from 3.8 points per
game on 49 percent shooting to 2.7 points
per game on 44 percent shooting.
Before the season, Donovan said Ship-
man focused too much on his offense as
a freshman. Already considered a defen-
sive specialist after his first year, Shipman
continued to be one of UF's most reliable
defenders during his sophomore season.
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 37


E The Name of the Year Field of 64 is out, and heavyweights Dick Smallber-
ries Jr., Coke Wisdom O'Neal, God's Power Offor, X'Zavier Bloodsaw, Cynnamon
Crabb and Lolita Respectnothing are all on the same side of the bracket. ... Okla-
homa's Tommy Mason-Griffin turned pro via Facebook: "Its a official dat i am
leaving skool and entering draft. i aint doin anotha yr." Gee, I wonder why?


* Walter Hodge's ring from UF's
2006 men's basketball national
championship team is for sale on
eBay for $12,500. The sale expires
on April 11.


* Gemma Spofforth was named one of four
candidates for the Honda Sports Award,
given to the nation's top women's swimmer
or diver. This is the third time she has been
a finalist.






THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 37


UF overcomes eight-run deficit to beat FGCU 13-8


games," den Dekker said. "You
can't give in and can't give away at-
bats trying to get four (runs) in one
swing with nobody on base."


* THE GATORS' BULLPEN AL-
LOWED JUST ONE RUN.

By TYLER JETT
Alligator Writer
tjett@alligator org

If the Gators are losing a game
later in the season, coach Kevin
O'Sullivan wants his team to think
about Wednesday night.
No. 2 Florida (17-3) trailed Flor-
ida Gulf Coast by eight runs in the
second inning, but UF scored five to
take the lead in the fourth, and the
Gators' bullpen silenced the Eagles
(12-7) in a 13-8 comeback win.
"We just kept chipping away,"
O'Sullivan said. "(FGCU) has a re-
ally good club and a really good hit-
ting team. It was remarkable to fall
behind 8-0 and put zeroes on the
board for the rest of the way."
The offense was sparked by
fourth-inning home runs by second
baseman Josh Adams and senior
Matt den Dekker. With two outs and
runners on the comers, den Dekker
drove a fastball to the left-field
bleachers to give UF a 9-8 lead.
"To finally break through and
get the lead is nice when you get be-
hind like that," den Dekker said of
the homer. "It's something our team
does. We battle. We're not going to
give up."
When Florida trailed Florida State
by seven on March 2, O'Sullivan said
his team became impatient. Three
weeks later, the Gators learned from
their mistakes and did not panic.
"We're going to get down in


KYLE, from page 36

was going on and told us that no players
or coaches would be made available for in-
terviews after practice because of the way
Thompson's quotes were blown up in the
national media.
None of us were happy about that, but
pretty much everyone understood why.
McClain said that it was not the local
media's fault that it happened, but obvi-
ously Meyer felt otherwise.
After practice was over, he got in the
face of the Orlando Sentinel beat reporter,
who suggested strongly that Thompson
was taking a shot at Tebow, and more or
less threatened him in front of 20 or so oth-
er media members.
"You'll be out of practice, you under-
stand that?" Meyer said. "If you do that
again. I told you five years ago: Don't mess
with our players. Don't do it. You did it.
You do it one more time and the Orlando
Sentinel's not welcome here ever again. Is


Before UF could drive runs in,
the Eagles gave one away for free.
FGCU starter Patrick Nathanson
held UF hitless in two innings, but


he allowed a run in the second when
he walked four Gators.
UF scored another run in the
third inning when den Dekker was


Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF center fielder Matt den Dekker swings during the Gators' 13-8 win over Florida Gulf Coast at McKethan
Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gators' leadoff hitter walked twice and had four RBIs in the game.


that clear? It's yes or no.
He went on to say: "If that was my son,
we'd be going at it right now."
Many will question why Meyer took
such a public forum to voice his displea-
sure with one individual, ensuring that
this story would continue to grow for at
least another few days. I certainly wouldn't
have written this column if not for what
happened Wednesday.
In fact, had the team just let the media
talk to players and coaches as scheduled,
I'm sure no one would've written another
word on this story.
By cutting off access, the team seemed
to be sending a message that it wantssto-
ries like this to die, but Meyer's outburst
did nothing but give it a longer shelf life.
Did he lose his cool? Was he just de-
fending his player? Was he trying to make
a statement to his team that the media is
the enemy?
I can't know for sure.
But if the goal was to make this story go
away, Meyer did the exact opposite.


hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Eagles' hurlers struggled with their
control all game, hitting three bat-
ters and walking 10 more.
By contrast, UF's relievers were
dominant. Using five pitchers in 7.2
innings, the bullpen allowed just
one run while the offense mounted
a comeback.
The team found itself in a hole
when FGCU battered UF starter
Anthony DeSclafani. After retiring
the first three hitters, DeSclafani was
pounded in the second inning.
The sophomore hung pitches
high in the strike zone and allowed
six hits in the frame. He also commit-
ted a throwing error and hit a batter
before O'Sullivan pulled him.
The bad outing was FSU deja vu
for DeSclafani, who allowed five
runs and retired no batters against
the Seminoles. Between that game
and Wednesday's outing, DeSclafani
surrendered a combined 11 earned
runs in 1.1 innings.The Gators pitch-
er has a 1.20 ERA in his other three
starts this season.
O'Sullivan experimented with
his lineup by putting freshman Aus-
tin Maddox at third base. Maddox,
who has played first on the rare oc-
casion that he wasn't the designated
hitter, made a leaping catch on a line
drive in the fifth.
O'Sullivan said Maddox could
see time at third this weekend
against Ole Miss.
"We've always known that he
could do it," O'Sullivan said. "It was
good to get him out there and get
him ready for this weekend."


Gators stop pursuing top recruit


HOOPS, from page 36

But due to his lack of skill as a ball-
handler and tendency to turn the ball
over, Shipman couldn't crack the lineup
in crunch time.
Donovan thought Shipman gained a
renewed sense of confidence after being
named Southeastern Conference Schol-
ar-Athlete of the Year at the end of the
season, but it never affected his playing
time.
"I have truly enjoyed coaching Ray the
last two seasons," Donovan said. "He's an
outstanding person and a great student. I
want to wish Ray the best of luck as he
pursues the things that are important to
him as a player and as a student."
Shipman is the 13th player to transfer
from UF since 2003, and his departure
will hurt UF's already-thin backcourt,
which now consists of Boynton, Walker
and Rod Tishman, who played just 2.3
minutes per game as a freshman.
If every other player returns to the


Gators, Donovan will have two remain-
ing scholarships to offer potential re-
cruits.

FLORIDA NO LONGER RECRUITING
KNIGHT: Another player who won't be
wearing orange and blue next season, it
seems, is the nation's top recruit, accord-
ing to Rivals.com.
According to a Scout.com report, Flor-
ida is no longer pursuing five-star pros-
pect Brandon Knight, the 6-foot-3 point
guard from Fort Lauderdale.
Donovan has repeatedly stressed his
team's need for another guard, and it
was assumed that Knight's relationship
with Boynton would be a major draw,
but Scout.com cited a source that said the
Gators took themselves out of the run-
ning for Knight.
It has been widely projected that
Knight will choose to attend Kentucky,
becoming the next player in a long line
of talented point guards coached by John
Calipari.


Florida will rely on speed, versatility to replace departing seniors


LINEBACKERS, from page 36

hallmark of this linebacking corps. Brandon
Hicks and A.J. Jones the most experienced
returners converted safety Dee Finley and
freshman Neiron Ball all have the speed to
be threats on blitzes and to cover receivers.
And Durkin doesn't talk about redshirt
freshman Jelani Jenkins for long without us-
ing words like "explosive" and "dynamic."


The smallest of the group, Jenkins re-
lies on speed to look the part of a 6-foot,
220-pound guided missile.
"I'd probably say our strength is we have
a lot more speed this year," Bostic said.
"Stamp was a lot smarter than we were with
football. He knew a lot of stuff, and that's
what we're trying to pick up now that
football instinct."
To do that, Bostic and Jenkins have made


frequent use of UF's film room, where Spikes
and Stamper put in extra hours throughout
their college careers.
And Bostic said he spends
as much time around Spikes
as he can even just playing
Football video games to learn from
his predecessor.
While Bostic and Beal vie for Spikes' spot,
Jenkins is battling Hicks for playing time at


the weakside spot, and Jones, Finley and
Ball are aiming for the strongside job.
But the roles are far from rigid.
At Monday's practice, Beal and Bostic
played side-by-side for a defensive series,
and Durkin said he's willing to experiment
with different lineups.
"We're going to get the best three guys
out there we can," Durkin said. "Whatever
combination that is, that's what it will be."






38, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010


International Waters


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

They come from all over the
world.
Competing internation-
ally for their countries, there are
few who are faster in water. Hail-
ing from lands near and far, they all
have gathered for the same meet.
Leaping into the water, they dash
from wall to wall, water splashing,
teammates cheering.
If one reads the names on the
heat sheet, they might assume they
were at the World Championships
or another international event.
While the idea wouldn't be far-
fetched, it would be wrong.
As the spectator takes a closer
look, the orange and blue gives it
away. There's no United States, Co-
lumbia, South Africa or any other
country's flag waving, just those of
The Gator Nation.
Nine of the 12 swimmers rep-
resenting Florida at the NCAA
Championships were not born in
the U.S. Brett and Shaune Fraser
(Cayman Islands), Balazs Gercsak
(Hungary), Roberto Gomez (Vene-
zuela), Marco Loughran (England),
Joey Pedraza (Cuba), Omar Pinzon
(Colombia), Sebastien Rousseau
(South Africa) and Roland Rudolf
(Hungary).
"I don't really think Florida tries
to recruit international swimmers,"
senior Shaune Fraser said. "I think
the success that international swim-
mers have at Florida makes others
want to come here."

The Melting Pool
Fraser, the defending NCAA
champion in the 200-yard freestyle
and the 200-yard butterfly, is one of
the many UF swimmers who has
made an impact for the Gators and
his respective country.
Along with being an NCAA re-
cord holder and 20-time All-Ameri-
can, Fraser has already competed in
two Olympic Games and taken on
the role of flag-bearer for his home
country of the Cayman Islands.


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Among the other eight are a total
of six Olympians and 31 All-Amer-
ica honors, and of the seven Gators
who were awarded All-Southeast-
ern Conference honors this year,
only one of them was born in the
U.S. proving the enormous im-
pact of foreign-born swimmers at
UF.
"It's a combination of Florida's
good reputation for international
athletes and, even though they're
foreign athletes, they went to high
school in the States," coach Gregg
Troy said.
Of the nine international swim-
mers competing, Shaune Fraser,
Gomez, Pedraza and Pinzon at-
tended high school in the U.S.
After Fraser participated in the
2004 Athens Olympics as a 16-year-
old, he moved from the Cayman
Islands to the U.S. to attend The
Bolles School in Jacksonville.
At the powerhouse swimming


school, Fraser became a four-time
Florida state champion.
More importantly, Fraser got
invaluable training and experience
he may not have received had he
stayed in the Cayman Islands.
"The swimming facilities weren't
that great in the Cayman Islands and
there wasn't an established coach,"
Fraser said. "My dad figured Bolles
would be a great place to reach my
potential."
One of the other five interna-
tional swimmers who differ in high
school experience from Fraser is his
younger brother Brett.
Unlike Shaune, Brett did not at-
tend Bolles. He stayed in the Cay-
man Islands until he became a
Gator, and like other swimmers
who come straight to UF from for-
eign countries, the younger Fraser
faced a difficult challenge.
"Brett had a hard time adjusting
to the training regiment," associate


head coach Anthony Nesty said.
"The improvements from his fresh-
man year to now are just amazing."

Culture Shock
International swimmers coming
to swim at Florida is nothing new.
As a former Gator, Nesty can re-
late to what both Frasers have gone
through as international swim-
mers.
After competing for Suriname in
the 1984 Olympics, Nesty moved to
the U.S. to attend Bolles.
Nesty, who won the gold medal
in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1988
Seoul Olympics, became a five-time
NCAA champion at UF.
"It was a shock to my system for
the first four months," Nesty said.
"I went from training 10-12 hours
a week at home to training 20-24
hours per week."
While most of them have been


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successful transitioning to collegiate
swimming, it does take a while for
them to become accustomed to the
team aspect.
"The American athletes are used
to the team concept. The foreigners
are used to training in small teams
where they're the best athletes,"
Nesty said. "The foreigners go to
meets with just a coach and one or
two athletes."
There are no rifts or rivalries
amongst the international swim-
mers or between the international
swimmers and American swim-
mers.
Once the swimmers grasp the
team concept, they do more togeth-
er than just swim in the same pool.
"Swimmers usually hang out
with swimmers. They train togeth-
er, go to meets together and go to
the dining hall together," Nesty
said. "Most of them do a good job
of being part of the team."

Learning in America
So, besides for the swimming,
why do so many international
swimmers come to Florida?
Even though coaches, facilities
and prestige weigh in on an athlete's
school decision, the main reason
they choose UF is its academics.
In fact, that is why, more often
than not, the biggest transition inter-
national swimmers have to make is
with the increased amount of train-
ing and not the cultural barriers.
"They're very well educated,"
Troy said. "That's what makes in-
ternational swimmers want to come
to the States to compete and get a
good education."
Whether it's Rudolf, a seven-time
recipient of Hungary's Outstanding
in Academics and Sport award, or
Gomez, who picked UF because of
its engineering program as well as
the swimming, international swim-
mers are some of the brightest both
in and out of the water.
Their success cannot be con-
tained by language barriers or inter-
national boundaries, only two lane
ropes 25 yards long.


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* URBAN MEYER SCOLDED A
MEMBER OF THE MEDIA.

By KYLE MAISTRI
Alligator Staff Writer
kmaistrn@alligator org

Florida made no players or as-
sistant coaches available to the me-
dia after Wednesday's practice, but
head coach Urban Meyer made him-
self available to the media.
Meyer felt that Orlando Sentinel
beat reporter Jeremy Fowler took
Deonte Thompson's quotes compar-
ing Tim Tebow and John Brantley
out of context and voiced his dis-
pleasure.
"If that was my son, we'd be go-
ing at it right now," Meyer said in
front of a group of 20 or so members
of the media.
A team spokesman told all media
in attendance during the practice
that players and coaches were not


made available because of the way
Thompson's quotes were blown out
of proportion.

BRANTLEY SITS OUT: Brantley sat out
of Wednesday's practice, and a team
spokesman said he was running a
high fever with the possibility of
strep throat.
Brant ley
tweaked his knee in
practice Monday,
but the spokesman
said his absence
has nothing to do
with his knee.
Freshman Trey
Brantley Burton and punter
Chas Henry, who
have zero combined pass attempts
in their careers, took the first- and
second-team snaps in place of
Brantley.
It is unknown how much practice
time Brantley is supposed to miss.


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UF coach Urban Meyer shouts instructions at the defense during field-goal drills at the Gators'
spring practice Wednesday afternoon.


Florida edges out Cornell 10-5 in defensive battle


UF allowed one second-half goal


By TONI-ANN MILLER
Alligator Writer

From the first draw, it was clear that Flor-
ida's game against Cornell would be a battle
of defenses.
The Gators (6-3, 0-1 American Lacrosse
Conference) stepped up to the challenge and
held the Big Red (2-5, 1-1 Ivy League) to 15
shots, four free-position shots and one sec-
ond-half goal for a 10-5 win on Wednesday in
Gainesville.
Attacker Ashley Bruns led the Gators with


three goals while midfielders Kitty Cullen and
Caroline Chesterman each added two. Mid-
fielder Colby Rhea had the team's only assist.
Cornell struck early, taking a 1-0 lead on a
second-chance goal less than two minutes into
the game. Bruns responded with two scores,
but the Gators' lead was short-lived.
Libby Johnson tied the match with a score
for the Big Red at 23:13 left, but Chesterman
reclaimed the lead for UF a minute later.
"They are a great team and they have some
prolific attackers," UF coach Amanda O'Leary
said. "So I was so pleased with our defense and


the fact that we actually played as a team."
Cullen scored the first goal of the second
half by putting a move on defender Morgan
Hale, causing her to fall and then putting the
ball in the back of the net.
About two minutes later
Cornell added its only score of
the second half, but UF reeled
off four straight to seal the vic-
Lacrosse tory.
UF goalkeeper Cara Can-
ington said after a "sloppy" first half and al-
lowing four goals, the team made its second-
half expectations clear in the locker room at
the break.
"In the locker room, we said, 'Guys, one


goal; that's it,'" Canington said. "And to be
able to accomplish that goal was kind of excit-
ing but also kind of funny, because we were
like, 'Look, we did it.'"
The freshman has given up just 11 goals
in the last three games, helping her team to a
three-game winning streak.
O'Leary said in recent games her team was
able to stick to the game plan of possessing the
ball for most of the 60 minutes, but against the
Big Red, it got away from that strategy.
"Their goalie made some great saves, so
they took us out of our offensive rotation a lit-
tle bit," O'Leary said. "But we regrouped well
in the second half and put the goals in the back
of the net when they were necessary."


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Opponents fair better later in games versus Brombacher


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UF pitcher Stephanie Brombacher has struggled after going through the batting order
once. Her ERA is more than a run higher after facing hitters the first time.


* THE GATORS WILL HOST USF
TODAY AT 4 P.M.

By GREG LUCA
Alligator Writer
Gators ace Stephanie Brombacher may
get a second opportunity against a lineup
that gave her all she could handle in the
teams' first meeting when USF (14-14) trav-
els to Gainesville to take on No. 6 Florida
(20-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) today at
4p.m.
In Florida's third game of the season,
Brombacher gave up a season-high eight
runs in a 12-8 win over the Bulls.
Although she bounced back from the
rough start and is now 16-3 with a 1.89 ERA,
her outing against USF was the beginning of
what has become a trend for Brombacher.
After notching only one hit the first time
through the lineup, the Bulls pounded out
10 hits and all eight runs the rest of the way.
"They made some adjustments but she
also fatigued herself just a little bit and left
pitches up," UF coach Tim Walton said after
the game.
On the season, Brombacher is holding
opponents to a .194 batting average with an


ERA less than one the first time through the
order. However, teams are batting .41 points
better, and Brombacher's ERA is more than
a whole run higher once everyone has had a
chance to face her.
If these issues continue, the Gators can
take comfort in the fact that freshman pitch-
er Ensley Gammel has bounced back from a
rough start to her UF career.
Gammel came away from her first two
appearances with a 5.53 ERA, but that num-
ber is down to 2.56 in the 27.1 innings since.
"She's started to develop a little bit of
confidence and has a lot of the team's con-
fidence and the coaching staff's confidence,"
Walton said.
Gammel's biggest issue in the early go-
ing was control, and although she has not
been perfect, her numbers have certainly
improved.
The freshman walked 11 batters in her
first 8.1 innings but has only walked 11 more
in the 25.1 innings since.
The walks have been a major point of
concern for Walton, who has been adamant
about giving the UF defense, which leads
the SEC with a .983 fielding percentage, a
chance to do its job.
"My situation is just throw strikes," Wal-
ton said.


UF SWIMMING

Men look to match women's NCAA-title performance


By MATT RUBIN
Alligator Writer

After watching the Florida women's swim-
ming and diving team win the 2010 Women's
NCAA Championships, the Florida men's
team will look to capture a national champi-
onship of its own.
Having a month of training since the
whole team competed at a meet on Feb. 20,
12 Gators will represent UF at the 2010 Men's
NCAA Swimming Championships in Co-
lumbus, Ohio. Beginning competition today,
the Gators will have three days to try to re-
peat what their women counterparts did.


Placing second at the Southeastern Con-
ference Championships, the women's team
made a surprising run in West Lafayette,
Ind., to win the national crown last week.
Also placing in second at the SEC Champion-
ships, the men's team hopes to have some of
that same magic with them in Columbus.
"After we watched them win, that just
motivated us immensely," junior Brett Fraser
said."We want to do the same thing as
them."
Leading the way for the Gators will be se-
nior Shaune Fraser and junior Conor Dwyer.
Fraser, the defending NCAA champion in
the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard but-
terfly, will try to add on to his 20 All-Ameri-


can performances as he swims alongside his
brother for the last time in orange and blue.
Dwyer, swimming in his first NCAA
meet, proved to be an in-
stant success for the Gators.
Transferring from Iowa af-
ter two years, Dwyer was
named the 2010 SEC Men's
Swimmer of the Year and
tied with the older Fraser
for the SEC Commission-
Fraser er's Trophy given to the
swimmer who contributes
the most points towards his team's overall
score at the meet.
Also competing will be Balazs Gercsak,


Roberto Gomez, Marco Loughran, Matt Nor-
ton, Joey Pedraza, Omar Pinzon, Jeff Ray-
mond and Sebastien Rousseau. Roland Ru-
dolf will be serving as the team's alternate.
Senior All-Americans Gomez (two-time),
Pinzon (12-time) and Rudolf (eight-time)
will also be swimming in their last meets as
Gators.
They, along with all of the underclassmen,
will be just as important as Fraser and Dwyer
in orchestrating a great team performance for
UF.
"We're very much like the women's
team," coach Gregg Troy said. "You can't just
have one guy stand out. It's a group competi-
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Studentthe independent florida PAGE 17 Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 103 ISSUE 126 We Inform. You Decide. Foreign-policy scholar speaks By JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Writer International relations scholar John Mearsheimer talked about the political lobby for Israel and its effect on U.S. foreign policy during a speech Wednesday night that drew a crowd of more than 100 people to Ustler Hall. The speech was sponsored by Human Rights Awareness on Campus. Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago professor, said the American Israel Public Affair Committee, along with its partners that make up the Israel lobby, have tremendous power over Congress and the president. This power, he explained, has prevented the U.S. government from pressuring Israel to form more fair and peaceful relations with Palestinians. "President Obama is not going to be able to push Israel into a twostate solution," he said. Mearsheimer said finding a way to form two independent states for Isrealis and Palestinians is the best course of action for both the U.S. and Israel because the alternative would be an apartheid state where Palestinians are more severely oppressed. Political sciMearsheimer encejuniorJoshua Villanueva said afterward he appreciated Mearsheimer's viewpoints. "I'm more convinced of the twostate solution than I was before," Villanueva said. Mearsheimer was paid $5,000 to speak. 10 THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Roly Moses Colton Doll, a UF sophomore, pushes a giant beach ball toward Turlington Plaza Wednesday afternoon. "It takes two different pumps to blow it up," he said. Doll was promoting a charity dodgeball tournament to raise money for Haiti. SPECIAL REPORT Candidate faces attack ads ByCJ PRUNER Alligator Staff Writer Long before he was a window cleaner and Gainesville mayor candidate, Don Marsh played chess. The key to being a good player, he said, is having the discipline to play the board instead of the opponent, and the same applies to the campaign trail for Gainesville mayor. For Marsh, this election cycle has been one grueling game against a tough and seasoned opponent, City Commissioner Craig Lowe. As the two prepare to face off once more in an April run-off election, both candidates emphasized the importance of sticking to the issues instead of resorting to political mudslinging. "There's no reason for it." Craig Lowe Gainesville mayor candidate But for Lowe, this campaign season has been plagued by people whom he describes as "want[ing] to drive a wedge in the political community." Despite his pledge to focus squarely on the issues, Lowe has faced a slew of personal attacks, mostly pertaining to his sexual orientation. "None of this would come up without the attacks," he said. "There's no reason for it." One of the most prominent examples were fliers that were distributed across the city that said Lowe was responsible for allowing men in women's restrooms. The fliers claimed to be sponsored by "concerned citizens of Gainesville." Another flier attempted to mimic one flier from his campaign. The pink flier mockingly advocated for the support of a gay agenda." More recently, the Dove World Outreach Center, a local church known for its controversial stancSEE CAMPAIGN, PAGE 10 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers Today FORECAST OPINIONS the AVENUE I CLASSIFIEDS 3 CROSSWORD 3 SPORTS 3 2 1 Partly 3 cloudy 6 77/63 Local man stabs neighbor in face By MINCH MINCHIN Alligator Writer A local mancuthis neighbor inthe face with a razor Wednesday afternoon after a disagreement over audio volume. According to the police report: Sammy Jaye Proctor, 47, approached the victim's campsite near Northwest Sixth Street and said to turn his music down. The victim's friend, who later witnessed the Breaking stabbing, responded, "[Expletive] you," and News Proctor angrily returned to his campsite nearby. Proctor, a mason, soon became fed up with the noise and confronted his victim, who had left his own camp and was walking down a nearby wooded path. He sliced the victim across the face with a box cutter, sending the victim falling to the ground then stabbed the victim, causing "great bodily injury" and "disfigurement." The victim's condition is unknown. 0 UF sophomore Jon Bostic will be counted on to help replace the leadership of departed seniors Brandon Spikes and Ryan Stamper within the Gators'linebacking corps. See Story, Page 36. visit www.alligator.org Re 8

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING Passover Seder Monday, 8 p.m. and Tuesday' 8:30 p.m. Hillel, 2020 W University Ave. Join your UF Hillel family for a warm and welcoming Seder (festive meal) to celebrate Passover. Monday's Seder costs $10 for the first 300 students to register at www.ufhillel.org. Tuesday's meal costs $25. Colors of Hope Art Exhibition Friday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures As part of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, this first-time art exhibition is embracing the celebration of diversity and multiculturalism in our society and on campus. We have partnered with the Gainesville Art Walk for a night filled with art representing all media. Upstart Films and RUB Entertainment present the 12th Annual CINERAMA Film Festival Call for Entries UF's Reitz Union Auditorium Saturday, April 24 We welcome all types of entries, including experimental videos, short films, animation and full-length features. Winners will be determined by the audience and will receive various prizes. Entries must be submitted by April 15. For more information, look up Upstart Films on Facebook or contact Liz Perlman at lizjperl@ gmail.com. Turban Day 2010 Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Delh1 Da "cc www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 384-9200 Butler Plaza Newberry Square 335-1232 332-3937 NATIONAL Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers Turlington Plaza The Sikh faith is the fifth largest religion in the world, yet very few people know anything about it. In an effort to raise awareness about Sikhism, Sikh Students Association is organizing Turban Day. Participants will be given $15 gift certificates and other goodies. Got something going on? And want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with "What's Happening" in the subject line to efuggetta@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after the events listed above. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3 AROUND GAINESVILLE City to get snazzy bus line By CRISTINA RABAZA Alligator Contributing Writer Before the semester's end, students taking bus trips from Gainesville will be able to sit back -or lie down -and enjoy the ride. RedCoach, the newest long-distance bus line coming to Gainesville, features 27 leather "bedseats" per bus along with flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet and vending machines. The date the buses will start traveling to and from Gainesville has not been released. Depending on the departure and arrival locations, one-way ticket prices will range from $45 to $165, and two-way prices will range from $81 to $297. RedCoach will transport students, families and businesspeople to and from six locations across the state, as well as to and from Atlanta. Traditional long-distance buses have between 48 and 54 upright seats. Gatorbus, GMG Transports, Miami Bus Service and American E-Tours all make trips to and from Gainesville. They charge between $20 and $65 for a one-way ticket and between $40 and $80 for a round trip. "Instead of being able to sell many seats for more money, we remodeled the layout of the bus for ultimate comfort," said RedCoach administrative assistant Maria Piva. Todd Morrone, coordinator for risk management at UF's Department of Environmental Health & Safety, said giving people so many comfortable features is consistent with good ergonomic thinking, which involves fitting an environment to the individual, rather than fitting the individual to the environment. "Instead of being able to sell many seats for more money, we remodeled the layout of the bus for ultimate comfort." Maria Piva Red Coach administrative assistant Despite these luxuries, Silvana Vargas, a civil engineering junior, said she would not take a RedCoach bus because she cannot afford the line's prices. Vargas said she usually takes a bus from Gainesville to South Florida about four times each semester and looks for the cheapest alternative. "It's not great not having the leg space, the comfort and all the added features for that whole distance, but I don't have the money to spend for that luxury," Vargas said. City to make over park By VICTORIA ISRAELS Alligator Contributing Writer The City of Gainesville's Possum Creek Park is getting a makeover. The park, located at 4009 NW 53rd Ave., is temporarily closed to the public for park improvements, and for safety reasons, it will remain closed until the renovations are complete. The renovations include the construction of a dog park and a skate park. Plans also include expanding and paving the parking lot and installing new fences enclosing the park. Several community meetings were held to determine what local residents wanted, and these renovations were at the top of the list, said Bob Woods, city spokesman. 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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 RTS gets biodiesel grant By EDEN JOYNER Alligator Contributing Writer The Gator Nation just got a little bit greener. Gainesville's Regional Transit System will receive a $99,500 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation for its eco-friendly biodiesel program, according to department spokesman Philip Worth. The state agency offers annual service projects to transit systems in Florida, and RTS applied for the grant as a biodiesel alternative fuel transit program. The grant requires Gainesville to match the money through a contract process. After the city matches the $99,500 grant, the Florida Department of Transportation will give its 50-percent share, Worth said. Chip Skinner, spokesman for RTS, said the money is already in the transit system's budget and city officials are waiting for paperwork to be finalized. Currently all buses with a route on campus use biodiesel, accounting for 22 percent of the fleet, Skinner said. The grant will allow RTS to use biodiesel fuel in the entire 105-bus fleet. The buses running on the fuel are labeled with a decal saying that the bus is "Greening the Gator NaLocal tion," according to the City News of Gainesville's Web site. He said he thinks the entire fleet will be converted to biodiesel by the end of the year. Skinner said the project helps RTS reduce carbon dioxide emissions and decrease its dependency on oil. The project has an estimated cost of $398,000 over a 2-year period. The cost will cover new fuel tanks engineered to dispense the fuel along with the existing vehicle adaptations, he said. SPECIAL REPORT UPD cites SG president for disorderly conduct By KATHERINE BEIN Alligator Writer UF Student Body President Jordan Johnson was cited for disorderly conduct by the University Police Department after demanding a SNAP ride to his off-campus home at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. According to the report: Officers responded to a call from two SNAP employees whose van was parked on Museum Road near Beaty Towers. When the officers arrived, Johnson was shaky on his feet, and officers called for him to stop. As they approached, they could smell alcohol on his breath. An officer placed Johnson in handcuffs to keep him from making a scene. When asked to identify himself, Johnson said, "You know who I am. When asked again, he said he was the Student Body president. When SNAP employees Aljahra Lewis and Kendal Orgera refused to take Johnson and girlfriend Erica Rakow to his offcampus apartment, Johnson got angry and pointed out that, as president, he funded SNAP and used it to get home frequently. After continued refusal, Johnson said "Student Government should pull its funding from this [unknown expletive] program." During the interview, Johnson mentioned that UPD was a bad agency for their involvement in S the recent shooting of an international graduate student. Johnson Johnson said Tuesday he had no comment about the incident. Huntley Johnson, Jordan Johnson's lawyer, who has represented 23 Gators football players, said Jordan Johnson realizes he made a mistake. According to Huntley Johnson, Jordan Johnson said if he could redo that evening, he would do things much differently, adding Jordan Johnson is taking steps to ensure something like this doesn't happen again. SPECIAL OFFER FOR UF STUDElTS UF Plastic Surgery and its Fresh Faces skin care program are offering student discounts through may 31, 2010. / 77 UgEUNIVERSITY f U"FLORIDA FRESH FACES SHIf REJUVEfATIOn PROGRAM A 20 percent discount on the following non-surgical procedures: laser hair removal I fine lines I acne I spider veins I microdermabrasion I laser skin rejuvenation for sun damage COSMETIC SURGICAL PROCEDURES A 20 percent discount on surgeons' fees and a 10 percent discount on anesthesiology fees will be offered on cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. To make an appointment or to inquire about specific procedures covered by this limited-time discount, please call 352.265.8402. UF Plastic Surgery I Park Avenue Office Complex 908 N.W. 57th Street, Suite D-6 I Gainesville, FL 32606 www.floridaplasticsurgery.ufl.edu In-office Fresh Faces procedures and/or cosmetic surgical procedures must take place during the special promotion dates.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5 New tobacco policy urges campus to 'kick butts' Orlando: Policy is part of cultural change on campus By ASHLEY HEMMY "Our goal is to create a healthy A policy started on Nov. 1 The current campus regulaAlligator Contributing Writer environment to those who work, banned tobacco use at the UF tions require smokers to be 50 study and visit here," said MelaStudent Health Care Center and feet away from a building when Peer pressure can lead people nie Fridl Ross, spokeswoman for Shands Hospital, according to smoking on campus. to start smoking, but UF is hopUF's Health Science Center. Ross. The opening of the UF Shands ing it can help people stop smoking on campus. Wednesday was Kick Butts Day, a national event encouraging students to speak up against tobacco use. A new smoking policy banning tobacco use on UF's campus will not take effect until July 1. Because the new policy is not a law, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said students and faculty will police each other to ensure the rule is followed. "If smoking on campus is a problem, it's because the university hasn't been fair about accommodating smokers." Art King UF junior The policy is part of a cultural change on campus that involves a shift toward a more negative view of smoking, Orlando said. "No one wants to be an outcast," he said. The policy hopes to do more than just eliminate smoking. Max Reed / Alligator Staff Gerrit Crielaard, UF exchange student from the Netherlands, takes a smoking break outside Library West from studying for exams on Wednesday afternoon. Smoking on campus will be banned July 1. Cancer Center started the idea for a tobacco-free campus, according to Ross. Since the changes enacted in November, there has not been a problem with tobacco use around the health care facilities on campus, and she hopes the campuswide policy will go well too, Ross said. Those who do not follow the new tobacco policy could be punished. Orlando said student smokers who repeatedly violate the policy could face punishment by the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. Faculty and staff who smoke could also be affected by the amount of time they take to walk off campus to smoke. Statistics professor Yasar Yesilcay smokes outside GriffinFloyd Hall every day. He said he would have no problem smoking off campus after July 1. "Smoking has been banned elsewhere," Yesilcay said. "And I can't see why it couldn't be done here." Art King, an electrical engineering junior, smokes between classes and said he thinks banning tobacco from campus is unfair. "If smoking on campus is a problem, it's because the university hasn't been fair about accommodating smokers," King said. ON CAMPUS Student groups meet, discuss hate speech By ANDREW WYZAN Alligator Contributing Writer Students, faculty and administration came together Wednesday night during Turlington Turmoil, an open discussion of the acts of intolerance that have occurred on campus in recent weeks. About 50 people participated in the discussion, which was sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs in cooperation with several organizations, including the Center for Student Activities and Involvement, Student Government, Islam on Campus, the Pakistani Student Association and Pride Student Union. "Part of the reason we're here tonight is concerning some of the issues that have occurred in Turlington Plaza," said Paige Crandall, associate dean of students. Crandall said the event was organized in response to the SG fliers associating the Student Alliance party with the Nazi Party and in response to the Dove World Outreach Center speakers who wear "Islam is of the devil" shirts. Demetri Morgan, a political science junior, said he remembers being a freshman and seeing the heated debates and appreciating the dialogue in Turlington. "In recent years, I feel it's gotten worse and become more about pushing views upon people," Morgan said. Chris Loschiavo, assistant deanof students, said the administration is limited in what it can do in response to what people say on campus. It can only intervene on acts that constitute a true threat, such as a threat to someone's life, Loschiavo said. Ten years ago, the university tried adopting specific hate speech codes, but they were all Struck down in court, he said. S t u d e n t s formed small Crandall groups to discuss how they can have more civil discussions about controversial issues on campus. One of the ideas presented included holding an open forum on Turlington Plaza once a month that focuses on the current issues talked about on campus. Crandall said she appreciated the array of ideas. "Students seem committed to have change occur," she said. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Bubble Boys J.T. Bringardner, 24, (right) and Bjorn Parramore, 23, admire the array of bubbles from their Gazillion Bubble Machine Wednesday afternoon before they pass out more fliers for Total Bummer, a three-day show featuring more than 80 bands this weekend. According to its Web site, Total Bummer is not going to be a total bummer, dudes! Tickets are available online at www.totalbummer.net/tickets.

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Filthy Facebook UK study relates Facebook to syphilis Students don't need another reason to feel bad for lurking on Facebook, but UK officials just added one more to the growing list. According to the Brits, the social networking site led to a rise in syphilis cases -in areas across the pond, at least. The staff of the public health center in Teesside found that more time Facebook users spent sifting through profile pages and writing on other people's walls translated into more casual sex partners. That jump, in turn, led to a four-fold increase in reported cases of syphilis. And then there's the unreported ones. Although studies have shown people are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior with partners found on the Internet, officials are glossing over the most important point. More people are deciding against wearing condoms. Isn't that choice the larger problem for the British? With this report, health-service workers are looking to target a Web site instead of the ignorant choices of the public. Experts seem ready to blame nearly any social ill on the realm of social networking. However, Facebook is only an enabler for people making bad choices in the first place. What users choose to do off the computer is still their decision. That is assuming, of course, that everyone logs out in order to hook up. And nowadays, even that's not a certainty. The 'C' Word We cannot even begin to imagine why anyone would shill want to listen to Ann Coulter. But after canceling her appearance for Tuesday night at the University of Ottawa, Coulter called herself a hate crime victim, and now we're all listening again. Coulter was scheduled for her appearance by the Campus Conservatives and was outraged when Francois Houle, the university vice president, e-mailed her and told her to be careful with what she said. "Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges," he wrote. When students created an anti-Coulter Facebook group and began protesting her presence on campus, Coulter canceled the speech herself, apparently over fears for her safety. After lashing out against Muslims, Canadians, liberals, the LGBT community and whomever else she could blame, she threatened to prepare a human rights complaint and blamed Houle's e-mail for stirring up the students' anger. What canwe say? Coulter's remarks may come from pure narcissism or lack of historical knowledge, but last time we checked, in order to call yourself a victim of a hate crime, there has to be an actual crime. Yet she was given a stage and she took it to extremes again. Coulter is trying to put herself in a category with people who have been beaten, robbed, harassed or killed for who they are after she received a warning e-mail and faced a group protest. We're disgusted by her actions. She has always been a fan of dishing out the hate but can't seem to take even a little opposition. One good thing can come from this, though: Hopefully, it will cause more people to turn off the TV when her face appears, and her nasty remarks may, for once, fall on deaf ears. 0l the independent florida alligator Chelsea Keenan EDITOR Emily Fuggetta J Hunter Sizemore MANAGING EDITORS The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University Aye, or send them to P0 Box 14257, Gainesvi rle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions Available fr ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org//opinions U1 Copyrighted Material LSyndicated Content e i i Nw P m" Commercil News Providers Health care bill targets tattoos with tax ne of the best parts of the latest fad in American federal legislating is how the actual content of our billion-dollar bills remain completely secret until after they are signed into law. It's like a scratch-off lottery ticket, and who doesn't love the excitement and anticipation of scratch-offs? Scratch-off Congress has passed a couple bank welfare bills in this manner, but in its defense, shoving hardearned money into the hands of people associated with banks is historically what America does best. The coolly disinterested latex caress of a disgruntled doctor, though, is something much more tangible to the average citizen than a bailout-funded banker orgy aboard a yacht made of diamonds. Because of this disconnect, one of the most popular American pastimes of the next few months will certainly be getting completely freaked out about different parts of the health care bill that passed this week. As a public service I would like to take this opportunity to do my part. While in line at KFC last night, a woman in front of me was discussing how she heard from a friend who heard it on talk radio that Obama was gonna start taxing tanning booths and tattoo parlors. I had heard about the tax on tanning, but was surprised to hear about the tattoo tax. As it turns out, I am not alone in my astonishment regarding this most unorthodox tax. According to the Internet, Sandra Bullock waved her shiny new Oscar like a magic wand and had extreme anti-tattoo provisions written into the humongous health care bill. Some message boards and blogs even suggest that the Americans with Disabilities Act will be amended to include a designation for people wronged in some way by excessively inked individuals -but the federal U' Tommy Maple letters@alligator org courts have to this point stopped short of granting Bullock a license for legally hunting skanky tattooed whores. Genetic testing of each citizen enrolled in the national health care database will track people with tattoos for certain ethnic markers, and people with specific tats and no genetic-based cultural signification in their family background will be subject to an extra tax on their income. This bylaw, dubbed the Frat Tax, will allow the federal government to make sure that your tribal tattoo corresponds with a tribe your family actually belonged to, and make sure that the Kanji or Sanskrit word on your shoulder could have conceivably slipped from the mouth of your long-dead ancestors. The most heinous of the new anti-tat measures, directed at hipsters with whole bodies of colorful ink, plans to use a dispassionate board of seven peers to examine the whole of a person's tattoo collection and decide how much extra tax they will pay based on the continuity of the whole design. Known derisively by some as a "Koi Panel," these independent reviews could be the difference between affording that next sweet indie band tee and sadly schlepping home from the show listening to Animal Collective sans T-shirt. Call your congressperson as soon as you put this column down and tell them the health care bill needs to be stopped. I would, too, but I just went and bought these scratch-offs, and I'm gonna be busy for a while. Tommy Maple is an international communications graduate student. His columns appear on Thursdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Wednesday's question: Did Accent spend too much Do you wish Rush Limbaugh money on Andy Samberg? would move? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 66% YES 34% NO 107 TOTAL VOTES

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 7 Health bill will lead to entitlement I find Will Penman's Wednesday column urging conservatives to move on absurd. If you, Will, are going to write against your ideological archrivals, please make some attempt to understand them. May I do some explaining? The health care bill itself clearly is not going to cause the downfall of America. Instead, America's downfall will be due to a much longer-running, further-reaching issue: a creeping sense of entitlement. We the people seem to believe more and more that everyone is entitled to this and that whether they care to work for it or not. If this trend is not halted, it will cause America's downfall. Our nation will not cease to exist but will simply fall into mediocrity. I believe in American exceptionalism. I believe that America is -or recently was -the best country on Earth. I would like to continue this belief. I would like to remain proud that I am an American. Will, maybe you disagree with American exceptionalism. Maybe you think America should be just like the European countries you mention. Maybe you think a sense of entitlement will not decrease personal responsibility and vigor. There are plenty of opportunities for you and me to respectfully disagree. Brash vilification based on a friend's Facebook status is not one of them. David Tombs UFstudent Raise Bright Futures standards Look at what has been on American television and what has been popular in American music for the past decade. Look at the countries that have been the most innovative in mathematics and physics for the past two decades; America is no longer one of them. Look at the American manufacturing machine and how it has been struggling for the past three decades. The list can go on. Without argument, American exceptionalism is on the decline. Keeping Bright Futures at what, quite frankly, is a pathetic standard directly contributes to this decline because it rewards mediocrity. It conditions our culture to think it is entitled to free handouts. True, there is an education gap in our public school system. It is unfortunate that minority students often do not have the same resources available to them as their white peers. However, keeping Bright Futures without integrity in order to allow more unqualified students a free ride to college is just a Band-Aid solution, shortsighted and without promise. How nitwitted of the Alligator to think that the Bright Futures standards should remain where they are. David Askaryan 5EG Columnist 'too objective' Matthew Christ: To which political party do you belong? I couldn't tell after reading yesterday's column. Maybe if you had spent a few words glorifying one of the two parties, I could have figured it out. Perhaps some shameless, ruthless bashing of all things related to your political opposition would have helped. I turn to the opinions section of the Alligator to see stubborn opining, not acceptance and compromise. Still, it was pleasing to note that your references to Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the entirety of the GOP weren't hypocritical at all. I sincerely appreciate the obvious efforts you made to deter further polarization betwixt the two major political factions. It's great to see a columnist displaying tact and open-mindedness in regard to politics. Thank you so much for avoiding one-sided rhetoric in your writing. It didn't help, though, that you objectively accepted both the virtues and vices of the bill; next time try to be more hateful and abstract in your points. I, for one, would enjoy reading a column filled with flourishes of propagandastyle diction. Or maybe I'm just an illiterate, unscrupulous, angry, misguided, Republican buffoon. Robert Perreault UFstudent Samberg show disappointed OK, so Andy Samberg is funny. Unfortunately, not as funny as many expected. With a lot of the crowd leaving before he finished making his last weird face or avoiding his last question in a strange voice, it seemed the event didn't quite live up to SNL dreams. The Q-and-A setup might have been rather interesting -I am personally addicted to "Inside the Actors Studio" -if Andy had actually answered a majority of the questions. His attitude, dress and request that no pictures be taken (what am I supposed to do with all that empty space in my OMGsPrING2010 album on Facebook?) made Andy appear less like the silly, fun guy who sings about jizzing in his pants. I'd personally like a $72,000 refund. A. Bern 3LS Accent mishandled Samberg show With deference to Andy Samberg, last night's event was disappointing to say the least. Let me preface this by saying that if you don't think $72,000 is a lot of money, just stop reading and check out today's crossword. Disappointment was not in Samberg quite the contrary. He was polite, charming, humorous and weird (a compliment, according to him). The disappointment I feel lies with Accent. But, you might say, Accent is a speakers bureau, it says so right in its formal title. And you would be correct. Perhaps it was too much of me to hope that $72,000 could buy more than just an hour-long, fireside chat about home life, beginnings in comedy and awkward pauses between interviewer and interviewee. The "Inside the Actor's Studio"-themed night felt trite, contrived and, again, awkward. Why hire a performer and not allow him to perform? If anything, we could learn from his accomplishments by seeing them live in action, not watching video clips of sketches the majority of the audience has already seen. A scholar speaks about his scholarly studies, his life's work and answers questions about real-world issues. It isn't illogical to say that a comedian should do at least some comedy. Instead, Samberg was asked out twice, asked to name comedians he didn't like, asked what he would do if he were a woman for a day (answer: have a baby, of course), and even asked how a chicken crossed the highway -the last I can't knock because it does pertain to the comedic genre. My issue is not with Samberg, but in the way the event was approached. Take an Alist comedian and re-enact the most scintillating hour of television ever known to man (no offense, James Lipton) -why, it's got to be a hit! I understand Accent has a certain budget, and they may do with it whatever they wish, but -and I'm borrowing from a "Weekend Update" segment here -really? On the other hand, if it is true that a laugh is good for the soul, I suppose $1,200 per minute is a steal. Especially when we're in a budget crisis. Besides, I'm not paying for it anyway thank you, Bright Futures. The best quote of the night came from Samberg himself: "Am I getting paid?" Yes, Andy. You are. To the two girls who asked Samberg out, the answer is obvious -sure, if you have a spare 72 grand. Maybe it could become a new career path: $72,000 a pop would sure get you a baker's dozen of Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and a lifetime supply of Mr. Pibb and Red Vines, with maybe even a little left over to rent "The Chronicles of Narnia" on DVD. Who could ask for more? I certainly couldn't. Oh, and remember ladies: no flash photography. That'll really cost you. Brittany Fox UF student U U U New Bright Futures standards will hurt everyone I think the idea that the Bright Futures Scholarship Program is going to hurt minorities is ridiculous. It is going to hurt everyone. I'm a white, middle-class female, and I took the ACT three times before finally reaching the goal of 100 percent. I feel like we set a low bar for minority students, when in reality they have the same potential to achieve these scores. As a future teacher, I believe everyone can learn, and it's about time everyone adapted that principle. The purpose of Bright Futures is to help hardworking students afford college. It's an incentive. Bright Futures is trying to refrain from giving out such an incentive by requiring higher scores, but that makes it difficult not just for a certain group but for everyone. Minority students are capable, very intelligent and can achieve similar, if not better, scores than their Caucasian peers. Jackie Simons UF student EXAMS (by Independent Optometrisl ) : A n Coner of NW 1 3th St. & 39th Ave. Near Publix EVECARE I EXPRESS I L (352)3'75-6133 L4

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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 ENVIRONMENT Five campus buildings recognized for 'greenness' By LYN KRAMER Alligator Contributing Writer UF continues to LEED in its efforts to make university buildings environmentally and economically sound and energy efficient. The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized five more buildings as certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), bringing UF's total number of LEED -certified buildings, building additions and renovations to 17. "The cost is so negligible in comparison to the good these energy-efficient buildings are doing for the environment. You get your money's worth." Bahar Armaghani the assistant director of facilities planning and construction for LEED at UF The five newly certified buildings include the Steinbrenner Band Hall, the UF Dental Clinic in Naples, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at Pugh Hall, the IFAS Biological and Agricultural Research Facility and the NIMET Nanoscale Research Facility. EBB LB7 Lfl(DLPTT I 15 W. University Ave. (352)373-48411 1 ou, NJ F 9an -0 1"" www.DTBarbershop.com LEED-certified buildings are designed and constructed in order to achieve the ultimate performance and sustainability possible. Buildings are assessed based I El L The Original Fast Food Fruits and veggies are already in their own wrappers! They are a quick, cheap, and easy snack to pack. I _____ on factors including the way the site is planned and the indoor air quality of the building, said Bahar Armaghani, the assistant director of facilities planning and construction for LEED on campus. UF began applying for LEED certifications for its buildings in 2001 in an effort to go "green," Armaghani said. Constructing LEED-certified University Ave. Stadium 0 15 6 Stadium Rd. 0 2 /museum Rd. Alice 3i Union Dr. Stadium Rd I | rnr 2 I -SW Stadium Expansion / Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 2 -M.E. Rinker Sr. Hall 3 -Library West 4 -Steinbrenner Band Building 5 -HUB Renovation 6 -Graham Center at Pugh Hall 7 -McGuire Center for Lepidoptera Research 8 -Powell Structures and Materials Laboratory 9 -Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Institute 10 -Genetics and Cancer Research Center 11Baseball Locker Room Facility 12 -Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Facility 13 -Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) 14 -Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion 15Legal Information and Phase II Law Building I Max Weissler / Alligator Staff 1 U ~1 I GatorWell Health Promotion Services 273-4450 www.gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu Take Time to EatSmTk -9 / buildings does not cost more than constructing other buildings. The United States Green Building Council offers higher levels of LEED certification varying from silver to gold to platinum, Armaghani said. According to Armaghani, platinum certifications are reserved for the most energy-efficient buildings. Achieving these higher levels of LEED certification and energy efficiency does lead to higher construction costs, according to Armaghani. "The cost is so negligible in comparison to the good these energy-efficient buildings are doing for the environment," Armaghani said. "You get your money 's worth." UF has one platinum building, four gold buildings and two silver buildings, she said. The Southwest Stadium Expansion is the sole platinum structure on campus. The buildings on the UF campus that have received gold certifications are Rinker Hall, Library West, the Steinbrenner Band Hall and the UF Dental Clinic on the Edison College campus in Naples. The HUB renovation and the Graham Center at Pugh Hall earned silver certifications from the organization. vs. USF @ 4 PM *Note time change* First 250 fans at the game will receive mini bats! Santa Fe Student, Faculty & Staff Night! The first 100 fans to show a valid Santa Fe ID will receive a Gator Softball koozie! CAMPUS 4a USA Pressly Stadium. I Admission iS EI T OP STEPNE BOMBCe P,td.b~--q ---. -f I"" .,& th, UAA t 800-34-GATOR Th pndh-,gpC; I ~y a C-~47 TDD) Complete LEED Certified Buildings on UF s Campus SW 2nd Ave. Off-campus, LEEDCertified GOLD -UF Dental Clinic (Naples) CERTIFIED -IFAS Biological Lake and Agricultural Research Facility (Ft. Pierce) 8 13 Hull Rd. Where DVD's Are Always Buy One Get Two FREE! V www.lingeriecompany.comV Butler Plaza -Next to McAllister's Deli i 0 I V/ 13 Shands 10 H2 en 4 la r+

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 9 Free Yourself By MAX REED need title Reginald "Reggie Lee" Wilson is a 33-year-old MFA student in theater performing arts, an improv teacher and playwright. His plays focus on raising social and political awareness. As a performer, Wilson lives in constant motion. "When I wake up in the morning, I let the day decide my style," he said. "The world is my stage and I live improv -without it I'd die." His improv class about social and political affairs for non-theater majors for a "teaching moment." "Improvising is all about freeing the self," Wilson said. "You gotta know yourself to free yourself." "When I wake up in the morning, I let the day decide my style. The world is my stage and I live improv without it I'd die." Reginald "Reggie Lee" Wilson MFA student He teaches the class "how to relax the ego and focus on the now." "One very, very, very important rule is to never negate what your partner says. Always keep it moving," he said. Wilson is directing his play "Scrambled Eggs," which deals with the violence and psychological discord that abuse victims undergo. Wilson said he wants to show abuse from the bottom up, illustrating what signs to look for and how to cope. The issues he raises in "Scrambled Eggs" will jump-start National Awareness Month in April. The showings are in Constans Studio G15 on March 27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 2 p.m. and March 29 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Max Reed/ Alligator Staff CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Reggie Wilson screams to free himself at the peak of auditions for Signs of Life, a hip-hop theater performance group. TaMarie Elise, 4, and Wilson watch as Taylor-van, 9, and Jaiden, 7, race around the jungle gym and climb, teasing their sibling to join at Levy Park in Tallahassee, Fla. Wilson rehearses in the UF Constans Theatre, anticipating the feel of the audience. Wilson stops his improv class for a "teaching moment." As a teacher and master's student studying theater, Wilson lives and breathes theater. During a break between classes and rehearsals, he stands wearing the ink on his skin as mark of his passion.

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10, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Residents react to proposed tan tax A tanning booth from LAE Tanning and Boutique is displayed. The tanning salon recently opened on Newberry Road and 60th Street. 0 CUSTOMERS WOULD BE TAXED TEN PERCENT TO TAN. By MELINDA CARSTENSEN Alligator Contributing Writer Tanning salon-goers seeking bronzed bods will have to pay more for a sun-kissed look this summer. The new health care bill will impose a 10 percent excise tax on tanning salons starting July 1, and local business owners are feeling burned. Nancy Geisendurg, the owner of Tan USA on Northwest 39th Avenue, said the government is unfairly discriminating against the tanning industry by imposing the tax. "If they had it across the board, like [on] nail salons, masseuses thatwouldbe different," Geisendurg said. "Why am I being targeted?" Kelley Anderson, another local tanning salon owner who runs Lae Tanning and Boutique on West University Avenue, agreed. "Why pick on this industry?" she said. For all of the negative publicity tanning salons get, Anderson said there are a lot of misconceptions about tanning and the vitamin D health benefits it provides. But for dermatologists and skincare advocates, the tax signified a move in the right direction. ".Anytime you increase a price on a service, you can be sure it's going to go down," said Mel Toran, the executive director of North Central Florida's American Cancer Society. UF sophomore Kayla Stewart, who tans in the winter, said the tax may not stop her from tanning but the change may be for the better. "I don't blame them for it," she said. Marsh: Lowe's supporters could use his sexuality to his advantage CAMPAIGN, from page 1 es on Islam and homosexuality, has made it clear it will not support a gay mayor. In a video posted on YouTube, Wayne Sapp, a pastor with the Dove World Outreach Center, made the case that the city of Gainesville cannot afford to have a gay mayor. "Here in Gainesville, they're getting ready to have a run-off election between two candidates, and one of them is openly a homo, gay, fag -whatever you want to call him," Sapp said. "We got one running for mayor of Gainesville, trying to convert Gainesville into Homoville. We can't have it. The video, which has since been removed from YouTube due to a violation of the site's terms of service, called out local churches for not standing up for what, Sapp said, the Bible preaches. "We feel it's our obligation to speak out that homosexuality is an unacceptable lifestyle," said the Rev. Terry Jones, the church's senior pastor. According to Jones, all videos put online that feature Pastor Sapp or himself have been endorsed and approved by the Dove World Outreach Center SpeCial church. Report Such statements could infringe upon Section 501c3 of the IRS tax code, which regulates political involvement by religious groups. Mike Dobzinski, the IRS spokesman for the state of Florida, could not comment on the church's specific case but did note that any political participation by a religious organization may jeopardize a church's tax-exempt status. As the election season continues, Marsh said, members of Lowe's campaign could use his sexual orientation for political advantage. As far as using it as a political advantage, Lowe and his campaign manager, Garret Garner, were baffled. "I don't even know how you would go about doing that," Garner said. 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 Agency For: Independent Insurance Agents SBueCros BluShied A, dl 373-0775 Form Number: 18533-599SU 3669 S.W. 2nd Avenue Please use trash cans and clean up spills in libraries that allow food.

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theAvenue thursday, march 25, 2010 opyrighted Material Si mcatedrContent Available from Commercial News Providers a -AM A a. 0 Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce take the stage at Flavet Field Saturday for the final SGP show of the semester. We got the inside scoop on what to expect from the band. Plus, an interview with Ben Stiller, an all-new sexToon, your guide to pool parties, a fitness bootcamp that will whip you into shape and more. page 1 environment re Film festival and events raise awareness to a e , a. -5 4 , e a, 211-@2 go green By ALEX ORLANDO avenue writer Shirley Lasseter isn't buying her grapes from Chile anymore. Ray Weber is cutting down on his energy consumption. David Montgomery is reusing plastic food containers as flowerpots. Those are some of the changes people have been making after seeing "The Age of Stupid" on Friday, the first of 12 films and documentaries as part of the 10-day Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival. The festival's a not-for-profit event organized by the Hippodrome State Theatre and GoGreenNation.org. Admission is $3 for children, $4 for students and senior citizens and $5 for adults. The festival is a collection of environmentalfilms, documentaries and artshows in the Sun Center behind the Hippodrome State Theatre. Lasseter, the festival's co-director, said she hopes the films will promote environmental awareness in Gainesville. Trish Riley is the festival's other co-director. "We're hoping to get people from all over the community, not just people who already know about the environment," Lasseter said. "We're hoping to get people from X @YcA Ae e A not just people who already know about the environment." SHIRLEY LASSETER festival co-director Lasseter said since screening the films before bringing them to the Hippodrome, she has been more conscious in her decisions at the grocery store. She said she had never considered how much money and fuel it costs to ship fruit from other countries and the effect those shipments might have on the environment. She said she now tries to buy local foods exclusively. Lasseter said she would not know how much money the festival raised or how many people attended until after it is over. She estimated the Hippodrome had received $9,000 by Thursday afternoon. She said the budget for the event was $25,000. About 120 attendees mingled among columns' wall sconces, sipping wine and nibbling hors d'oeuvres in the softly lit basement of the Hippodrome Theatre Friday in the festival's first event, the VIP reception. VIPs were those who donated either out-of-pocket or through their own services to the festival. One of the VIPs at the reception was Chris Machen, a member of the UF Sustainability Committee and wife of UF President Bernie Machen. "I hope we'll change some minds," Machen said. She used the example of people who don't believe in global warming, jokingly calling them "people who need more education." ENVIRONMENTAL Film FESTIVAL EVENTS Thursday, March 25 6:30 p.m. Green Shorts Compilation 7:30 p.m. Wild Edible Tastes and a 0-and-A session with John Moran; Dan Rountree, Current Problems; and Freddie Johnson, Conservation Burial, Inc. 8:00 p.m. "Numen: the Nature of Plants" Friday, March26 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Hippodrome Art Gallery and Art Walk Saturday, March 27 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Eco-Fair, Sun Center At dusk: "Home" -Free screening outdoors at the Sun Center Sunday, March 28: Exploring Our Natural ResourcesActivities and outings planned by outdoor specialists, see thehipp.org to sign up Erica Ervin / Alligator Staff TOTAL BUMMER By THOMAS NASSIFF avenue contributing writer What do you get when you throw 90 bands on six different venues in Gainesville? You get Total Bummer, Gainesville's biggest do-it-yourself music festival. Total Bummer features bands from all over the Southeastern, and groups are coming from as far as Wisconsin to take part in the three-day music spectacle. The lineup includes 15 bands who are native to Gainesville such as Averkio, Nervous Systems and Quadrophones. With the genre variety in this festival, there will be something to suit everyone's tastes. Total Bummer is an effort to help bands gain more attention, as most groups are either still unsigned or unknown to the masses. The festival will run from Friday to Sunday. According to Total Bummer's Web site (totalbummer. net), pre-sale tickets are $25 for the entire weekend and include a free T-shirt. They can be ordered online or they can be purchased at Spin Cycle. Also on the Web site is a list of bands performing and links to hear their music online.

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12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Ben Stiller takes on more serious role in 'Greenberg' By MICHELLE PROFIS tion of his ankle-deep characters. YetStiller knew "It was a change to work on something that Baumbach, who wrote Greenberg with his avenue writer almost immediately that Greenberg was a chalwas just about the character and the specificity wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, considers lenge he was ready for. of writing" Stiller said. Greenberg a 50/50 collaboration between him Gaylord Focker, the leader of the Frat Pack and Stiller. Although Stiller didn't improvise any and the guy from "Zoolander" who is really, really of the dialogue like he usually does in his films, ridiculously good looking. These are all names Baumbach said Stiller inhabited the part so comthat one uses to allude to comedic poster boy e pletely that Baumbach feels as if Stiller is just as Ben Stiller. responsible for portraying Greenberg as he is in An aimless, dejected 40-something? Not so creating it. much. Butthat's precisely who Stiller plays in his "I always wanted somebody who had a sense new film, "Greenberg," out in theaters Friday. of humorto playthis part," Baumbach said. "This We got the chance to catch up with both wasn't a role that was created for the laughs. The Stiller and director Noah Baumbach, who is best more authentically it was played, the funnier it known for his Academy Award-nominated films, was going to be." "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Also on hand to provide a behind-the-scenes Wedding." look into the filmmaking process was LCD SoundAt a proverbial crossroads of middle agedom, system's James Murphy, who crafted the soundNew Yorker Roger Greenbergflees to Los Angeles track to the film. with the intent of making sense of his life after "The goal for me was to create songs that a mental breakdown of sorts. He sets up house were more like a backdrop for what was on with his brother and soon encounters an unexscreen and let the soundtrack accent the emopected romance with his brother's assistant, Flortions," Murphy said. ence, played by Greta Gerwig. At the helm is diThe amity didn't end there. Baumbach loved rector Baumbach, known for his bent and flawed everything Murphy did so much that he said he character portrayals. used music more in "Greenberg" than he has in "There are about four or five filmmakers that any other movie he's worked on. if you get a call from, you say yes, no matter what The combination of Murphy's music, Baumit is," Stiller said. "Noah was one of those guys bach's superior story telling capabilities and Stillfor me." : : : : :::_:: er's portrayal creates a revealing and astute film One would expect a comedian known for his Wilson Webb that is sure to reach across a wide demographic mullet-wearing and crude joke telling to hesitate Ben Stiller stars in writer/director Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg", a Focus Features release For more on of indie-loving moviegoers. to play a role so completely in the opposite direcWonderland comes to town By JON SILMAN avenue writer You are cordially invited to a Mad Hatter's ball. Don't be late for this very important date. You've seen the new movie, and you've read all the books and maybe even had your own "downthe-rabbit-hole experience," so what's next? Why, a theme party, of course. The Network Promotions, a Gainesville-based nightlife promotions and event planning company, is throwing the ball tomorrow night at 10. According to Glenn Cameron, a company employee, Rue Bar will be transformed into a psychedelic world of nonsense where the bizarre and the absurd will become the norm. "I hired two actors, one to play Alice and one to play the Mad Hatter. We'll also have a magician on hand and a peculiar hat contest," he said. The hat contest is open to all, and the winner will receive a bar tab and a cell phone from Metro PCs. Cameron said the decorations will include rabbit prints walking away from the doors and upsidedown umbrellas on the ceiling as well as paper lanterns, Victorian chairs and a huge photo background to take photos. "We're into doing themes because those are a lot cooler and more fun," he said. Cameron has been working at the company for about a year, but he said he "kind of fell into event planning by accident." "I'm a biology major at UF, but I enjoy planning and creating these events, and I'm learning a lot about business in the process," he said. "I'm just too far into my degree to switch majors, so I'm going to finish it out." So remember kids, follow the white rabbit.to Rue Bar. the film, visit filminfocus com/Greenberg and see the movie in theaters Friady night The great debate: oral sex or cheese? By AMELIA HARNISH Be sure to share your thoughts with us at Clitoral stimulation is an absolute must, and MICHAEL PERRONE alligator.org/the avenue. Here, our columand oral is a great way to get it, but manual avenue writers nists weigh in: can be even better when done right. Put your She says. guy's hand on that pleasure button and keep A debate has been raging in the Alligator Think of all the things that would be the massage goingfrom foreplaythrough the office conference room polarizing Avenue worthless without it: pizza, club sandwiches, main event, and you won't miss oral. staffers and nearly causing a breakdown of lasagna, even salads. Besides, I can definitely live without the operations. Well, not exactly. But it has been Goat, feta, pepper jack, Swiss and Gouda awkwardness of having someone's face burun to discuss at our weekly meetings. -bring it on, baby. I'll swim in it. ied in my crotch. And let's not forget about If you had to give up either oral sex or Maybe I have an unhealthy attachment my aversion to head; there is nothing worse cheese for the rest of your life, which would to this delectable staple, but without cheese, than feeling obligated to return a favor, espeiou surrender? Think hard now. This is seI simply could not survive. No oral sex? Forcially if you didn't ask for it in the first place. ious. Oral sex is a must-have and way too ever? It's a horrifyingly tough call, but I think I seem to be in the minority, at least here un to abandon flippantly. Yet cheese has an I can manage. at UF Nearly everyone in our unscientific suruncanny ability to make everything delicious I do not mean to underestimate the power vey of people on campus would prefer to give be even more delicious. of cunnilingus -thank God this is only hypoup my beloved. Nevertheless, I stand by my thetical -but even with cheese. She would give up. oral out of the picture He says. there's always nipple No amount of cheddar, Gouda or Brie has Cheese. "Because cheese can't always make you happy." play, dry humping ever made feel as good as getting a blow job. Samantha, botany and my personal For me, that's all this debate boils down to. favorite, heavy When I'm eating a grilled cheese sandCheese. "Well, I'm lactose intolerant. Maybe if it was chocolate it'd be different. petting to look wich or dumping copious amounts of ParI'd definitely pick oral sex then." forward to. mesan into my spaghetti, only my taste buds Rachael, linguistics are happy. The rest of my body, arteries and Oral Sex. "There is no substitute Cheese. "it hurts my tummy, anyway. And it makes you abs included, are filled with a mixture of hate for cheese. But there are so many fat and sleepy. I can get my calcium elsewhere." and disappointment. other things to do sexually." Jenny, nursing Not indulging in cheese would pay diviKelly, history dends in the long run. Coupled with a smaller risk of high blood pressure, diabetes or Cheese. "Even though I haven't received oral in quite some time I'd still heart disease is a slimmer waistline. And Cheese. "I gave up cheese give up cheese just for the unlikely chance someone would go down with the toned body you'll earn from resistfor lent and it's not that bad. on me." ing cheese's temptations, you'll get more atPlus, I lost weight. it's easier Jaclyn, finance tension from the ladies, which in turn, means than you'd think." etofothlaiswhcinumas Irena, marketing more blow jobs in yourfuture. Speaking of hook ups to come, think He would give up. about all those partners you won't be able to gratify if you renounce cunniCheese. "Cheese is all the same. Oral sex is different for everyone." Cheese." I just couldn't go without oral sex." lingus. Without it, your lady friends Mike, business management Mike, engineering might end up looking elsewhere to satisfy their oral desires. Cheese. "Cheese doesn't make you feel as good as a Oral Sex. "I can't give up cheese. I think sticking my dick in a bowl When oral sex offers you a blowiob." of mac 'n' cheese would do the trick anyway." longer life, better body and Jason, health science Mike, journalism better sex, saying good-bye to cheese is a no-brainer. Oral Sex. "Oral sex is the same. Cheddar, provolone, Muenster, Havarti, Gouda, Swiss. So inthe is of ha Oral Sex. "I would look like a skeleton versus what, two types of oral sex, upside-down and regular? No contest." e interest of hapwithout cheese in my diet. What else Marc, ecology piness and health, I would I put on my ham sandwich?" pick head. Cameron, biology Erica Ervin / Alligator Staff f r f

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 *ALLIGATOR, 13 Atten-tion! Bootcamp pushes students to new levels By LANCE FULLER avenue writer For 30 seconds, you and a partner are shoulderpressing a 30-pound tire together over your head. Just when your shoulders can't take it anymore, you're running 40 yards at full speed. Your jog to the next station is your break, only to throw a 10-pound medicine ball as hard as you can to your partner after squatting and then lungingforward with it. You throw back and forth with your partner for 50 seconds. Throughout the next hour, your body will stay in motion without any breaks longer than 30 seconds, which is just long enough to gulp some water. Welcome to bootcamp. Monday 3:30 to 430 p.m. Ben Hill Griffin Satdium (Gate 2) 7 to 8 p.m. Norman Field Thursday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (Gate 2) 7 to 8 p.m. Norman Field Created by UF alumnus and certified personal trainer Chris Marhefka in September, Boris' Bootcamps offer students a one-hour class five days a week on Norman Field that combines strength training cardiovascular exercise and stretching. "Many people are initially intimidated by working out in a group setting or even by the name 'bootcamp,"' Marhefka said. "Our workouts are designed to challenge everyone, no matter what your current fitness level or experience is. We offer many variations and allow clients to work at their own pace while keeping (them) motivated for the entire session." Boot camps differ from mostfitness classes in that they focus on interval Tuesday 11:30 a.mn. to12:30 p.m. O'Connell Center Pool 7 to 8 PM Norman Field Friday I I a.m. to noon Norman Field Body by Boris also offers: -One-on-one personal training -Small group personal training Body composition analysis Nutrition counseling Group classes -Aquatic/swimming bootcamps .Triathalon and sport-specific training Erica Ervin/ Alligator Staff training that keeps the heart rate up using high-intensity exercise followed by low-intensity exercise. For example, you may run up three flights of stairs full speed and then do a wall sitfor 50 seconds. After the wall sit, you'll do calf raises with your toes pointing inward for 30 seconds and then run back up the stairs, repeating this circuit numerous times. Boot camps also differ by focusing on performing an exercise for a specific length of time, not repetitions. "Basically, we have an unlimited number of workouts," Marhefka said. "I write a new workout every night." UF freshman Lindsey Cousineau, 17, found out about Boris' Bootcamps by word of mouth through her sorority, Delta Gamma. Although she can utilize the different on-campus gyms for free, Cousineau prefers Boris' Bootcamps because the classes are outside and more engaging compared with being stuck in a gym and counting the minutes on a treadmill, she said. Carlee Daylor, 20, a UF elementary education major, said she enjoys the fact that bootcamps require little instruction and skill. "I don't really like going to the gym a lot because I'm not very good with the equipment and it's boring so at boot camp, it's different. We switch it up a lot," Daylor said. (Marhefka) helps us with our technique, and it's fun because we're outside and there's a lot of people so it's easy not to get bored." UF student David Yergery, 21, also prefers Boris' Bootcamps because they help provide structure to working out. "Boris has been one of my friends for about three years, and when he told me about it, I thought it was a great idea because I have a lot of problems trying to stay in a routine work,g seveniieys/ ~iigaio UF freshman Lindsey Cousineau does a boxing exercise with personal trainer Chris "Boris" Marhefka Students learned workout techniques during the Boris' Bootcamp session at Norman Field Wednesday afternoon out," he said. Marhefka, who graduated from UF in 2008 with a degree in finance and a minor in entrepreneurship, said the nickname "Boris" came from his friends who felt that his first name didn't match well with his Czech and Russian ancestry, he said. "Our muscles (including our heart and lungs) adapt quickly to repetitive training and growth slows or plateaus. Classes are always differentfrom week to week to keep our bodies guessing and our classes interesting. In addition, we combine strength, endurance and flexibility training so that our bodies grow in a natural, healthy mannerr without creating gaps or imbalances," Marhefka said. Boris' Bootcamps are free for the first time. Five classes cost $49 and a month's membership cost $59. Marhefka also sends out weekly e-mails to his customers informing them about training schedules along with fitness tips. For more information and to see Boris' Bootcamps in action, check out The Alligator's Web site at alligator.org and go to bodybyboris.com. Party poolside with sun, drinks By ALLISON BANKO avenue writer Welcome back, Florida. It's been about four months since we've been graced by your usual, bright and shining self. Our long-awaited warm weather is finally upon us, and the forecast for upcoming weeks is looking mighty delicious. Highs will be topping out in the 70s and lows, just on the brim of the 50s. So sayonara Jack Frost. It's time to party poolside. These splash bashes have a lot more to offer than a great tan. Dancing to a DJ, getting loads of freebies and socializing with friends are just a few of the activities at pool parties. "There is always a lot of people and so many things to do. I'm so excited that they are starting up again," Santa Fe sophomore and frequent pool party attendee Jenna Umlauf said. The Estates kicked off the shortswearing weather by hosting one of their usual pool party blowouts Saturday. The Estates pool parties are so outrageous that its management can't even discuss them-but if you're lucky, maybe you can squeeze something out of its fluorescent pink gorilla, who is always on the guest list. If you missed it, don't worrythe plethora of spring pool parties hasn't even scratched the surface. The Network Promotions is holding a monumental pool party at Gainesville Place Apartments with special guest Percy Harvin on Saturday. Harvin, former Gator and NFL Rookie of the Year, will be heating it up with partygoers, enjoying complimentary smoothies from Tropical Smoothie Caf6, 180" energy drinks and sipping off of the many free Bud Light kegs. "The Network doesn't just have pool parties. We put on shows at our events. Local artist KB da Boss will be performing a few of his songs live," co-owner of The Network Promotions Glenn Cameron said. Whateveryourwaterside activity of choice maybe, partygoers should follow a few tricks of the trade. First off, keep what you bring to the pool party to a minimum. Girls, your bikinis won't (or shouldn't) be equipped with pockets, so keep it simple with sunscreen, a towel, ID and a camera-obviously you'll want to document the occasion and post pictures on Facebook. To be camera-ready, make sure that your bathing suit matches your tan lines because donning a farmer's tan is a definite don't. If you're legal to drink, perhaps take pictures before you guzzle down beer. Many times beer causes bloating, so if you are concerned about not being mistaken for a nearby floatie, snap your pictures as soon as possible. Also, be sure that your swimsuit is securely fastened because you don't want any wardrobe malfunctions taking place during chicken fights or possible poolside grinding. But attending a pool party doesn't mean you absolutely have to get wet and wild. You can opt to lay low and simply take advantage of the weather by laying out and soaking up the sun. People-watching is always entertaining. Fashion week ahead By ALLISON BANKO avenue writer Fashion has no limits. It's daring, risky and of course, fabulous. Tuesday evening, Gainesville Fashion Week and CovetedList.com proved the absence of style's boundaries with a fashion show that featured outfits fitting women of all colors, heights and body types. The melting pot of models rocked looks by Dahlia Boutique, Wolfgang Boutique, Mesh Boutique and the designer, BobbyK. While the show unveiled outfits for every fashionista, it had a message deeper than the surface of a funky dress. The show gave light to UF's Health and Fitness week, promoting staying healthy-no matter what your dress size may be. The event, entertaining a crowd of about 125, also served as a small taste of what's to come during Gainesville Fashion Week and was the first time the organization has evertaken its runwayto the UF campus. All of the featured designers from Tuesday's event in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom will have their own runway shows during Gainesville Fashion Week on April 7 to 11. Gainesville Fashion Weekspans over a five-day period and consists of an array of different events dedicated to art and fashion in the Gainesville area. The events will showcase designers from Tuesday's runway show along with names such as Calzatura, Kenneth McCrane and many others. Tickets and more information on GFW can be found on gainesvillefashionweek.com and on Facebook. BORIS' IIOOTCAMP SCIIEDULE Wednesday I1 a.m. to noon Norman Field 7-8 p.m. Norman Field

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14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Fashion blogs help define style scene By ASHLEY MCCREDIE avenue writer Blog: Sea of Shoes Author: Jane Aldridge URL: seaofshoes.com Updated: About two to four times a week About: Jane Aldridge takes pictures of her surroundings and mostfamouslyof her and her mother's fabulous outfits that they style themselves. She frequently lists her favorite stores, keeps us updated on her trips, makes collages from magazines and gives highlights of her life such as posing for Vogue and being invited to the Crillion Ball in Paris. Recommended because: She puts together the most amazing outfits with a fresh take on style. Blog: The Business of Fashion Author: Multiple people referring to themselves as the Business of Fashion team URL: businessoffashion.com Updated: About every other day About: This blog has everythingthere is to know about the business and economic side of fashion. Its main categories include intelligence, fashion 2.0, emerging designers, global brands, CEO talk, fashion investing and inside the studio. Recommended because: There is more to fashion than just designing. Blog: The Sartorialist Author: Founded by Scott Schuman but published by multiple authors and photographers URL: thesartorialist.blogspot.com Updated: Daily About: The Sartorialist is a troupe of about 17 male and female photographers who travel around the world photographing stylish people on the streets. They mainly cover NYC, Paris and Milan but have been known to photograph wherevertheir travels take them. The blog is a simple column of photos with a headline about the style of the photo subjects. Recommended because: It gives a good sense of how people are dressing around the world because the authors focus on actual fashion, notjust trends. Blog: Fashionista Author: Britt Aboutaleb and Lauren Sherman URL: fashionista.com Updated: Multiple times per day About:This bloghas more of a magazine feel. It takes all fashion-related information and puts it into an easy-to-read short blog format. It covers models, fashion business, recent magazine spreads, runways, the latest collections and the most stylish people of the week. Recommended because: In 10 minutes you can catch up on all the fashion news and greatest photo shoots. Blog: Fashionably Social Author: Amanda Del Duca and Michele Sadkin URL: fashionablysocial.wordpress.com Updated: About every day About: Fashionably social blogs about fashion, pop culture and the latest in Miami. They comb through cyberspace foryou and show you only the best stuff. Recommended because: The blog is in touch with South Florida style and interests. S r SE A 0 SHOES S H 0 EC e american merican breakfast 8 uban ozen trec Cafe Gardens The Swamp lunch IiOmi Kitchen Karma Cream For over a third of a century, the Original World Famous Cafe Gardens has been serving Gators with delicious food and a large selection of beers and wines. Located just across from campus near the Florida Book Store, this quaint landmark establishment with award winning courtyard dining is perfect for any date or gathering. For live music schedule, call 376-2233. Hours: Mon-Wed 11 am-1 Opm, Thurs-Sat 11am-1 am, Sun Noon-9pm 1643 NW 1st Ave. Join us on Thursday late nights for "Midnight in the Garden" with Food & Drink specials and DJ. cafegardens.net J. Doobies The Home of Wraps and Stacks. The only way to describe the Stack is that it is outrageously delicious! Its uniquely different presentation -three 6 inch flour tortillas stacked high with fresh grilled ingredients and just the right accent of cheese -is strangely inviting to ones palate. Come out and try our 1/3 lb Burgers, steak seasoned Panchos & Fresh Baked Brownies. Many vegetarian options available including the The Home Grown and Homemade Black Bean Hummus! Now serving draft and red Stripe beers! We deliver! Open late to serve your late night cravings! Sun-Wed:11 am-3am. Thurs Sat: 11 am-4am. 34th St. Plaza (Sweetbay)@ 2124 SW 34th St. 672-6111 www.jdoobies.com lestourant The Swamp Restaurant has been the gathering place for gators of all ages for the past 15 years. It's your first stop in town & your last chance to see Gator memorabilia for as far back as 1994. Our food and staff are award winning. Always make the Swamp your only stop for lunch, dinner and drinks on our famous front lawn. The Swamp Restaurant-Where Gatorsm gather. Open 1G1:00am-2:00amDaily food and drink specials and happy hour from 4-8pm. www.swamprestaurant.com 1642 W. University Avenue (352) 37-SWAMP barbecue David's BBQ MARCH MADNESS $5.99 Pork Plate All day everyday at David's BBQ. Voted #1 in Gainesville. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. Drive thru until 9:30. FREE WIFI. 352373-2022. Have Gatorfood.com deliver David's BBQ to you! 43rd Street Deli and Breakfast House Come in and experience the breakfast house that Gainesville residents have been coming to for over 25 years -we probably served your parents. Biggest 4 egg omelette, French toast, and daily specials. Not full yet? Have lunch with us & enjoy a large selection of sandwiches, the best Reuben, gyros, and soup all at a reasonable price. Vegetarian? Not a problem. We have a selection that is sure to fulfill your needs. We now offer free WiFi! Open All day Every day 7am-3pm. 4401 NW 25th Place 373-2927. 3483 Williston Rd 373-5656. Conveniently Located off I-75 cracker cuisine I The Yeorling Come taste the cuisine of old Florida! Try our traditional items including venison, quail, frog legs, and alligator, as well as USDA Prime beef, seafood, grits, greens & hush puppies. Open Thursday & Friday 5pm10pm, Saturday 12pm-1Opm & Sunday 12pm-8:30pm. 14531 East County Road 325 352-466-3999 www.theyearlingrestaurant.com I1 Gainesville's Best in Cuban, Italian, and Mexican Cuisine. New menu items prepared daily! Come try our famous Cuban sandwiches and slow roasted pork. We cater 7 days a week! Visit us in the Tower Square 2 miles from Butler Plaza at 5729 SW 75th Street. 373-0301 ozen lf&OI-5 D'Lites Emporium Healthy never tasted so good! D Lites has the lowest calorie ice cream in Gainesville-REALLYand is the only low-calorie soft serve with NO artificial sweeteners. We rotate over 100 d'licious creamy flavors (see this week's at www.gatordlites. com) that are diet-friendly without the diet taste. We also feature a whole array of cookies, chips, and various grocery treats that appeal to Atkins@, Weight Watchers@, and other dieters. Our every day daily specials make shopping at D'Lites a special value! Come weigh your options at the Marketplace Plaza at NW 16th Blvd. and 43rd St. (next to the Hollywood Video) or at the Shoppes of Williston at S.W. 34th Street and Williston Rd. (next to Publix) 375-4484 Find us on Facebook! I1 t5 Serving ORGANIC and fair trade ice cream, coffee, desserts, loose leaf teas, and beer, with lots of vegan options. Now open 24 hours. Free WiFi! Located 2 blocks east of campus at 1025 W. University Ave. 505-6566 Mochi Frozen Yogurt Try our premium self-serve frozen yogurt as a healthy dessert alternative. Our yogurt has 0% fat and contains live and active cultures. Choose any combination of 8 different flavors and over 30 toppings. Everything for just 45 cents an ounce. 3841 SW Archer Rd (next to Bento Red) Open from noon to midnight daily! Manuel's Vintage Room This family owned restaurant is perfect for dinner any day of the week. Come in and check out one of the best wine lists in town. Ask questions and learn while you wait for the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local ingredients. Try the Early Dinner Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 5-7pm. $3 wines/$1 0 bottles. $10 Menu. Ask about our Monday Wine Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. 6 South Main St. (352)375-7372 I

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 *ALLIGATOR, 15 Festival brings worldy beers By RICHARD 0. STEHLI avenue writer Take it from me: There is no better way to spend a weekend than drinking good beer and eatingfree food. If these activities are relevantto your interests, look no further than The Greater Gator Beer Festival. This Saturday, for the price of admission, you get ample helpings of food from local restaurants, premium entertainment, and most importantly -unlimited beer samples from across the country and around the world. Big national names like Budweiser, Michelob, and Yuengling are sure to be in attendance with beer you already know you love. From the state of Florida, expect to see Keywest Brewery products and one of my personal favorites, Orange Blossom Pilsner. Other domestic craft breweries will be on hand as well, such as Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery, New York's Southern Tier Brewery and Maine's Shipyard Brewery, makers of the fall favorite, Pumpkinhead. The only thing more exciting than the selection of domestic beer at your fingertips might be the imported beer available at the festival. After your first few beers this weekend, you might feel the need to get some solid food in your stomach, and the festival has you covered: Several local restaurants will be on hand with unlimited food to satisfy your hunger and keep your blood-alcohol content in check. This year's festival will be catered by BubbaQue's, Panama Joe's, Hungry Howie's and Beef '0' Brady's, just to name a few. To get the most out of your Greater Gator Beer Festival experience, start slow and pace yourself. Think quality over quantity and diversity over familiarity. Aim to try things you've never had before and take the time to wait in a line for something you know you want. Most importantly, have someone pick you up when the event is over. You will be drinking beer for several hours, and if you drink anywhere near your money's worth, you will not Behind be good to drive. If you somehow fail to plan accordingly, the festival offers a service to take you home at no cost. The Greater Gator Beer Festival will take place Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Magnolia Parke, 4700 NW 39th Ave. Tickets are $30 online, $35 at the gate and $40 for onlineonly Instant In passes -this means no waiting in line when you arrive at the event. You can buy $25 advance tickets at Art of Billiards, Beef '0' Brady's, Gator Beverage, Gator's Dockside, Stubbies, Mother's, Kazbor's Sports Grille and BJ's Pub & Grill. Check the Alligator online next Monday for photos, videos and other news from the festival. ~ 4 ( _4.. indion 8 vegetarian Green Mango The best Indian food in Gainesville. Serving Gainesville since 1991. The best Samosas in Florida. Offering many vegan dishes. We are specialized in catering any group size. Delivery available-free delivery on any purchase over $25! Open 7 days Mon-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sunday 1 pm-8pm. Call 352-505-6200. 7625 W Newberry Rd amaican Caribbean Queen Offering jerk chicken, curry goat and oxtail. Opened Mon thru Thurs 11 am-7:30pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11:45pm Located at 507 NW 5th Ave. 352-374-8111 japone~e Bento Cafe Check out Gainesville's most popular sushi joint. Enjoy our Bento boxes, boba tea, sashimi bowls, and noodle bowls in a hip, trendy atmosphere. Two great locations with outside eating. Open every day for carry-out or dine-in. Call our Newberry Rd. location at 377-8686 or our Archer Rd. location at 224-5123. ke w&e5t Cabana Cove Keg West Grill Open for lunch and dinner. Full martini and mojito bar. Voted nicest outdoor dining. Try one of our 1/2 gourmet salads for under $5. COUPON -DATE NIGHT COUPON Save $5 off your next visit of $25 or more. Online ordering & delivery available. Call ahead seating. 2410 NW 43rd Street Gainesville 352-377-3278 Please visit us online at www. cabanacove.net for additional savings and coupons. chine,5e Green Plantains The best MoFongo, churrasco, & chotan in town. $5 To-Go Dinners. Mon-Sat from 4pm. Don't miss out $4.95 dinner + soda on Thursday, student night from 4pm-10pm. Visit us at 5150 SW 34th Street at the new Publix Shopping Center 7 days a week. We cater. Check us out on Gatortood.com 352-378-1930 www.greenplantains.com Jocal 8 organic THE JONES Gainesville's own independently owned community restaurant dedicated to bringing sustainable, local, and organic food to the table. Oh, and it's really yummy. Herbivores, carnivores, & omnivores welcome! NOW SERVING DINNER EVERY NIGHT! New hours: open every day 8am-1Opm. Check out our facebook page for specials and events. 401 NE 23rd Avenue. 352.373.6777 New Deal Cofe BURGERS! BURGERS! BURGERS! Gainesville's ONLY Local Beef Burger! This 12oz burger is Naturally Aged and Fresh Ground. CHEAP Wines $5/ Glass and 20 bottles under $20. OPEN LATE servering HUGE Martini's and cakes to DIE for! Mon-Thurs. 11am-1Opm. Fri & Sat. 11am-11pm 371-4418 newdealcafegainesville.com Real Food Made By Real Chefs. .You Should Feel Guilty If You Haven't Eaten Here Yet! mexican Boca Fiesta Best Margaritas in Town! Fresh-squeezed + all natural! Tasty tacos, burritos, nachos! Cheap beer, full bar, open late! Now serving brunch! 232 SE 1st St Downtown 336-TACO! neighborhood oar 8gril Farah's on the Avenue Farah's on the Avenue now celebrating 30 years in Gainesville! Located on University Avenue, between Modern Age and Bank of America, just minutes from UF. Farah's is newly remodeled and offers a cozy, fun atmosphere with a fireplace, the area's largest indoor atrium and an open air patio. Farah's also boasts a fall bar and seven new tlat screen TVs airing a variety ot sports programming. The extensive menu features awardwinning wings and burgers as well as vegetarian and vegan fare. Perfect for private events or casual dining. Now offering "smoke till you choke" hookah specials on Friday and Saturday and drink specials all week long, including $1.50 Pabst, $5 pitchers, $2 wells. Hours: MO & TU 11am-10pm, WE & TH 11am-12am, FR &SAT 11am-2am. 1120 W. University Ave. 378-5179. New York Pizza Plus Bringing experience from New York & Italy to Gainesville! Offering a variety of gourmet pizza, homemade salads, pasta & desserts. All you can eat buffet available! Outdoor dining. Visit www.newyorkpizzaplus.com for coupons. We Deliver! 490 NE 23rd Ave. 377-2542 vegetarion Book Lover's Cafe Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, organic, fair trade, meals, sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. Brunch Weekends. Specials: Cupcake Mon., Southern Cooking Tues., Greek Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs 6pm. MO-TH 10am-9pm. Fri -Sun 10am-8pm. 505 NW 13th St. 384-0090 viefnome~se Saigon Legend Delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine with popular Asian favorites. Pho-Banh Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-Noi. Enjoy great food at great prices. Family owned restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn. Vietnamese subs-porkchicken, & tofu. Dine-in or take out. Catering available. Mon-Sat 10:30am9:30pm, Sun 11 :3am-pm, 374-0934,1228 W. Univ Ave I@f ma d2 @b~1 @2 1 I -9L~o ~O o K

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16, ALLIGATOR +THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Slightly Stoopid, G. Love & Special Sauce play free show By ASHLEY MCCREDIE avenue writer UF will be taken over by bluey-hiphop and funky-punk-reggae beats on Saturday. Student Government Productions Music & Entertainment is bringing Slightly Stoopid and G. Love & Special Sauce to Flavet Field for free from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is in conjunction with IRHApalooza, and in addition to great music there will be bounce houses, cotton candy and snow cones. SGP has spent $85,000 on this show, according to SGP chairman Aaron Crespin. "We have pulled out all the stops and are excited for an extremely uplifting day," Crespin said. Disneynature is also sponsoring the show. The Avenue had a chance to sit down with Slightly Stoopid's drummer Ryan "RyMo" Moran before he chomped down on some food at his California home. A -What does Slightly Stoopid do to get ready for a show? RTypically, we get to our place, get to the venue early, get our stuff set up, hang out, eat a little bit, sound check, have dinner, throw back a cocktail or two. A -What's your cocktail of choice? R -We've got a few, but right now a lot of the guys are drinkin' Grey Goose with Gatorade and a splash of soda or a splash of Red Bull. A -What is the band's creative pro4th Annual Mutts and Pups Dog Show Presented by High Springs Main Street a 501 (c)3 Corporation Saturday March 27th, 20 10 loam -3pm James Paul Park, High Springs Choose from 11 fun categories to show your dog Entrance fee -$10 per dog Additional Categories -$5 Alachua Humane Societ on site with adoptable dogs and free rnicro-chippinjg For inloriation Contact: Tinai Prizarinent 352-672-5308 farmersmarket.highsprings.com cess for making songs, and who usually comes up with the lyrics? R -Typically Miles and Kyle, the founding members of the band. Basically they usually have the lyrics in mind, and then musically it's more of a collective effort. A -What should UF expect from the show on Saturday? R -I think it's just going to be a big fun party. If you've ever seen G. Love or ever seen Slightly Stoopid, we're just about having a good time. You know, have a couple of drinks, have some fun, forget your cares and let yourself just kind of flow with the music for a couple of hours. A -Can we expect to see you guys out around the UF party scene after the show? R -Absolutely! Are you kidding me? Jared Milgrim Slightly Stoopid members Miles Doughty, Kyle McDonald, Ryan Moran, Oguer Ocon, DeLA and C-Money jam out above The band will hit the stage at Flavet Field Saturday from 6 to 10 p m with G Love & Special Sauce The show is free and open to the public Visit oaksvet.com or call us to learn about health care for your pets University of Florida Veternarians PaD = a a~ L2 Oaks Veterinary Hospital 229 NW 75th St. (Tower Rd. by Home Depot) 332.7387(PETS) Northwood Oaks Veterinary Hospital 5331 NW 34th St. (North of YMCA on 34th St.) 373.7387(PETS) Yeah for sure, I mean that's what we like doing: hanging out with our folks after the show's over. A -Do you have any memorable experiences from college? R -The whole experience was great. I loved being in college. It was my first time being out of the house, so I kind of went huge for a little while and then kind of figured out my limits. A -Does Slightly Stoopid have any albums in the works? R -At this point in time we're just starting to record and get some ideas together. (We) will probably have an album out by fall this year or maybe as late as spring next year. A -If you could pick any musician or group to play with, who would it be? R -I'd really want to tour with the (Red Hot) Chili Peppers. I think that'd be fun. They seem like cool guys. A -Words of wisdom for the UF community? R -Be cool and stay in school. And come out and have good time when you come to the show. Just bringsome smiles and enjoy the music. The Philidelphia-based band G. Love & Special Sauce was formed in the early '90s by front man Garrett Dutton, aka G. Love. The band has released eight albums and have hits such as "Peace, Love and Happiness," "Baby's Got Sauce" and "Rodeo Clowns." Slightly Stoopid, also formed in the early '90s, is straight out of San Diego. The band has cranked out hits such as "Chronchitis," "Everything You Need" and "Closer to the Sun." a gatorSSTUDEN ANS ON ANYTHING Tune in for the latest GatorsTools sports news and analysis from our We buy gold & cash checks beat writers and columnists. BEST JEWELRY & LOAN Check it out on alligatorSports org or 523 NW d Aver(352) 371-4367 subscribe on iTunes paw brkr I a -a. 0. 0 d~J The Alligator has sales intern positions available for the Summer semester.You will receive classroom training,firsthand sales experience, and an opportunity to improve your communication skills. This resume builder offers a flexible schedule with a minimum of 10 hours per week. alligat -or)

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18, ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 ~What s Off Campus UF's Office of Off Campus Life advocates for your rights in the community and provides support services and education to better your off campus experience with the ultimate goal of helping you develop into a globally-conscious Gator. OCL aims to provide programs and services that will prepare you to be a great Gator neighbor, here in Gainesville or wherever the road may take you. The Office of Off Campus Life, which is part of UF's Division of Student Affairs, has been providing support services and resources to UF students living off campus since 2004. OCL's support services and resources include: Students can find off-campus housing, roommates, and information like rent, room size, location, etc. at this free online site. Go to http://housing.offcampus.ufl.edu to use this resource. A free publication that provides tips and resources for finding the right apartment, budgeting info, safety tips, keeping your electric costs low, a map of the city, and much more. To get a copy of the Gator Guide, visit OCL's office at 202 Peabody Hall or visit our website at www.offcampus.ufl.edu. OCL sends a monthly electronic newsletter to all 39,000+ off campus students. Topics include safety information, monthly specific resources and opportunities, fun stuff, and much more. If you would like to receive the OCL newsletter visit the OCL website www.offcampus.ufl.edu and click on the listserv link. A student group that focuses on civic engagement within the greater Gainesville community. Weekly meetings take place at various city locations including City Hall, GPD, and the fire station. Local officials and OCL staff lead the class to foster greater awareness of being part of a community. OCL hosts a panel discussion on new topics every month while providing a free lunch to both panelists and audience members. OCL wants to cater their services and programs to your needs. Every month, OCL hosts a free breakfast where you can give us feedback while we feed you. Keep an eye out for our office mascot, Buzz. Learn more about OCL's services and events and get free swag like color-changing cups, reusable grocery bags, and cool pens. Visit our website www.offcampus.ufl.edu for information about Off Campus Life resources and services. Join our facebook group at facebook.com/UF Off Campus Life. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/UFOffCampusLife. OCL 1ife' Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. T JI C= Ii ONL6Y BLOCKS FROM UF 352.338.7467 J contact us for other specials available. r Florida's Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Sections 83.40 to 83.682, Florida Statutes (2005), is referred to as "the Act' in this publication. Most libraries have copies of Florida Statutes if more specific information is needed. Florida Statutes are also available online through the Florida Legislature's Homepage. (http://www.leg.state.fl-us Explanations of the Act have statement applicability, but any specific references to Gainesville or Alachua County apply only to those areas. The rental of mobile homes or mobile home lots is not covered in the Act. If you have a problem in this area, you should contact an attorney. This is an educational tool and not a guide for the practice of law. Once a problem has been identified, an attorney must be contacted to obtain specific advice. Full-time University of Florida students can receive free legal advice from Student Legal Services. The office is located at 368 J. Wayne Reitz Union. Call 392-LAWS (5297) for further information. If you are not a full-time University of Florida student, contact The Florida Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-342-8011 or 850-561-5844. Law is subject to change. All material is correct as of January 2007. This original publication was written by Larry D. Givens and edited by Cheryl E. Cain and Sandra F. Chance of the University of Florida Student Legal Services. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Florida, Student Government, the Board of Trustees, or the State of Florida. Copyright 1993 by Student Legal Services SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION I 13" T R I IT L

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR, 21 Gainesville has plenty of off-campus housing including apartments, condos, houses, and rooms for rent. Take your time when looking for a place to live and follow the tips below for finding the right place for you: + Use the Off Campus Housing Locator Service at http://housing. offcampus.ufl.edu. + Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means. w Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large undergrad population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to campus or bus route.all these things are factors to consider in choosing a place to live. Write out a list of ideal characteristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when selecting a location. + Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best compliment your personality and choose accordingly. + Drive around and visit the place and neighborhood you are looking to live in. + Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord. + Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which didn't? + Check with local Law Enforcement for crime statistics on the area you choose to live in by calling 352-955-1818. + Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is it well lit, do you see the security guard that management promised, is the security gate working, is it quiet enough to study, how close is the bus stop or parking to the complex or house, etc.? + Once you've narrowed down your search make an appointment with UF's Student Legal Services by calling 352-392-LAWS or visit their website www.studentlegalservices.ufl.edu for more information. SbS can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease. + Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with your search. ~Leases~ ake sure you read and fully understand all aspects of the ee before signing. A lease is a contract between you and your landlord that spells out specific details of your living arrangement Leases often involve policies about pets, security and pet deposits, legal entry and other important information. Typically, leases in Gainesville are for 12 months. If you will need your place for 10 months or less, talk with the management about whether they can provide you a shorter term lease. There are two types of leases that are usually available, Joint Leases and Individual Leases. All roommates are held responsible for the lease. If one person breaks the lease, the other roommates are held responsible for paying the total rent. This tends to be the lease more prominent when renting a house or single family dwelling. Each person is held responsible for his or her own actions. For instance, if one roommate breaks the lease, that person is still responsible for paying their own rent. For most college students, individual leases are the best choice. Each person in the lease is responsible for his or her own actions and not the actions of a roommate. + Dates of occupancy + Amount of monthly rent and the date it is due each month + Amount of Security Deposit + Responsibility for payment of utilities + Responsibility for general maintenance and repairs + Sublease: If you sign a 12 month lease but think you may need the dwelling for a shorter period of time, make sure the lease allows you to sublease (rent your dwelling to another person who will assume the remainder of your lease) + Pet policy + Automatic renewal clause + Type of lease: joint vs. individual + At management's discretion, the tenant may be asked to leave within three days + Tenant waives all defects in the building + Landlord shall not be responsible for injury to person, including tenant and guests, as a result of any cause + Tenant is responsible for all repairs to premises + Landlord may enter dwelling without notice + Landlord has a lien (a legal claim on the property of another as security for the payment of a debt) on all personal property of tenant A great University of Florida resource available to full-time students is Student Legal Services. For any questions on your lease, contact Student Legal Services and set up an appointment with a lawyer to help review it BEFORE you sign it. Visit www. studentlegalservices.ufLedu or call 352392-LAWS for more information. k Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR, 23 roommates~ J{aving a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living f campus, but if you don't find the right person to live with, living offcampus could be challenging. Below are some tips that will help you if you are thinking about living with a roommate. + Communication is key. Talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests, and what your housing needs are before you even begin your search. Being on the same page as your roommates will make your co-habitation experience much better and reduce the possibility of conflict. + Start with a friend or sibling. These are often good options for roommates since you already know them. + Consider a person you went to high school with or a friend you have made while here at UF. + Before moving in, come to an agreement about who will get which bedroom and bathroom along with which cabinets/storage space each person can use. + Discuss how payment of rent and bills will take place. Is each person responsible for their own bills or will someone be in charge of collecting payBoth personal and property safety is important as you search for offment from each roommate? campus housing. Before signing a lease, contact local law enforcement + Don't have someone you want to at 352-955-1818 with the addresses of where you are looking to live and live with? Some apartment complexes they can give you crime statistics for that area. offer "roommate matching" or "roomBelow are five tips to use when looking at safety during your apartmate placement." ment search: + Roommate matching: You fill out a survey and management attempts to 1. Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? How match you with like roommates based oes the environment seem? Is the place well lit and populated or dark on the form and isolated? + Roommate placement -Apart2. Check security. Does the property have working security gates ment management places you in any and/or guards? open space they have available + Make sure you can change apart3. Check Locks. Check for dead bolts on the outside door, locks ments if the complex places you with for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about roommates you are not compatible the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system? with. + Look for roommates on the Off 4. Research crime statistics. Has there been crime in the area Campus Housing Locator at: http:// recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from haphousing.offcampus.ufl.edu. pening? + Being friends with someone and living with a friend can be two totally 5. Get insurance. Don't forget about purchasing some Renter's different things. See the Gator Guide Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected. to Off Campus Life for some tips on how to stay friends while living toGo to the Off Campus Life website at www.offcampus.ufl.edu/ gether at www.offcampus.ufLedu/ toplO.php for more personal and property safety tips. gatorguide.php Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. ~ wimmin Polcomnt Cubhouse, 24Hour iness Cente Prvate Gated E ntrance, PetFr endly 1,2 & 3 Bedrooms Available Granite Countertops, Mapie Cabinets, Private B Ithrooms screened Lanais Full Size Washer & Dryer, Water and Sewer /7 J7 i/YH4 505 SW 72ND WAY (352) 331-4546 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Gain esvilleCricketClub. com c& FAPM, -A 'Y( Bud's % Prie Bedding You ,BETTER WH EN LESS STAND OUT! Advertise in the country's largest college newspaper. With a daily circulation of 35,000 and a daily readership of 52,000, reach the Gainesville college community. Contact us at [352] 373.4482. alligfo-r Special Summer package for students: includes move-out, storage, and move MOVING & STORAGE back in the fall 352-374-4791 Relax. Let Move you.Log on for a free quote at W4 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION L ir 17 W10

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24, ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Insurance~ L f you are thinking about renting a house or apartment, Renters Insurce provides important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard Renter's Policy protects your personal property in case of theft or damage and may pay for temporary living expenses if your rental is damaged (including loss of use). It can also shield you from personal liability. Anyone who leases a house or apartment should consider this type of coverage. Talk with your parents before getting your own renter's policy. If you are still financially dependent on your parents or a family member and they own a home, they might be able to cover you under their homeowner's policy. Some homeowner policies will cover a dependent's rental property Check with the office of OffCampus Life at (352) 392-2161, ext. 214, or their web site http://www.dso. ufl.edu/offcampus for assistance. Rental opportunities may also be found in the classified sections of The Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, and bulletin boards around campus. legal Assistance + UF Students (full-time): Student Legal Services 368 J Wayne Reitz Union Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 phone: 352 392 5297 All others: while in college. There are several types of Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes Residential Insurance policies. Read aren't on the list. If you live in an area your policy information carefully and prone to one or more of the three, ensure you have full coverage. Policies you'll need to buy a separate policy should include the following items: or a rider. In areas where hurricanes + Fire or lightning can pose a threat, you might also need + Windstorm or hail to buy a separate rider to cover wind + Explosion damage. Ask your insurance agent + Aircraft about this extra coverage. Gainesville + Vehicles is prone to hurricanes and some areas + Smoke flood. + Vandalism or malicious mischief Your living environment plays a + Theft major factor in your overall happiness + Damage by glass or safety-glazing level. Know what you want to get out material that is part of a building of your living space and choose your + Falling objects location and roommate(s) accordingly. + Water-related damage from home Gainesville is home now so let Off utilities Campus Life help you get the most out + Electrical surge damage of your off-campus experience. Florida Bar Referral Service phone: 850 488 3022 Tallahassee, FL phone: 800 342 8011 1 IAss e Complaints: t Ass eRepairs City of Gainesville Codes + Complaints: Enforcement Security Deposits, Sanitation 200 E University Ave. PO Box 490 Department of Business Gainesville, FL 32609 Regulation Division of Hotel and phone:352 334 5030 Restaurants -Alachua County Codes Enforcement 7960 Arlington Expressway phone: 352 374 5244 Jacksonville, FL 32211 phone: 904 727 5540 I i : ft Complaints, all others: f f Department of Agriculture and + Nora Kilroy Off-Campus Life Consumer Services 202 Peabody Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 407 S Calhoun StTallahassee, FL 32299 phone: 352 392 2161Ext. 214 Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Fusion of South Beach and the Islands U Exotic Student Living U Now leasing for FALL! U Rates as low as $334! U 2 and 4 bedroom villas -modern furniture lagoon style pool -poolside beach poolside wireless access -fitness room computer lab -movie lounge Gainesville, FL 32 billiards -beach volleyball -basketball 607 352.335.2000 1601 SW 51st Terrace SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION L RPM*

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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION LW ID Lo Itrbk=nag tfi Tn Gainesville, there is a glut of available apartments. You should examine several apart.nents before signing a lease. + Application Deposits: Never put down a deposit to hold an apartment unless you have a written agreement indicating whether it is refundable. + Cost: Can you afford it? Even if your roommates leave? + Location: Is the neighborhood safe? Even at night? Are you within easy walking or cycling distance of campus? Are buses available? + City Limits: Gainesville protects tenants by enforcing housing codes. The city will order landlords to make repairs. If a complaint is filed, Alachua County will inspect apartments and issue a report of violations. + Model Apartments: Never sign a lease based upon a model. Insist on seeing your actual apartment. + Pest Control: Does the landlord maintain a regular spraying program? + + Function: Check appliances, run water in all sinks, showers and tubs, flush toilets, and check air conditioning and heating. + Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets look worn or smell bad? Has the apartment been recently painted? Do the walls have nail holes? + Inventory: Note all defects on the inventory sheet or check-in list signed by the landlord or an impartial witness. Photograph or videotape the apartment at move in. + Landlord: Speak to tenants of the apartment complex. Does the landlord make a habit of unannounced entries? Are repairs made quickly? + Noise and Parking: Check for noise and parking problems by visiting the apartment at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. + Safety: Are there deadbolts on the doors? Are hallways and parking lots well lit? If there are sliding glass doors, are there adequate locks to deter forced entry? You can contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office or the Gainesville Police Department to obtain information on crime in the area. + Single-Family Housing: The landlord may legally provide fewer services for houses and duplexes. The landlord may also shift maintenance responsibilities to you in the lease. In some neighborhoods, only three unrelated persons may live together. Check with the city if you plan on having more than two roommates. Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR, 25 + Do read the lease and make sure you understand it. + Do have a lawyer review the lease. + Do expect to pay full rent, not just your share. This is what "joint and several" liability means, a term included or implied in leases that list more than one tenant. + Do obtain a copy of the lease and all attachments or addendums to the lease. + Do have all promised repairs and improvements written into the lease and signed by the landlord. + Do keep a copy of the lease and all the attachments or addendums with your important, permanent records. + Do insist on seeing your actual unit. + Do get clear written permission for any pets. + Do check for maintenance responsibilities when renting a house or duplex. + Do not sign a 12-month lease unless you are willing to pay rent for 12 months. + Do not sign a 12-month lease with roommates unless all roommates are willing to pay rent for 12 months. + Do not have your parents sign the lease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be responsible for rent + Do not sign a lease with an automatic renewal clause. + Do not sign a lease that gives the landlord unlimited access to the apartment without notice or consent. + Do not sign a lease based upon a model apartment. + Do not sign a lease before visiting the neighborhood at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. + Do not sign a lease until all agreements negotiated with the landlord are in writing. 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SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 0 STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR, 27 + My Landlord Refuses To Make Repairs.What Can I Do? You MAY be able to either withhold your rent or terminate your lease if the problem constitutes a material breach of the lease or the Act. You must follow the exact requirements of the Act. You must give the landlord a written notice demanding the repairs be made in seven days. The notice must indicate your intention to terminate the lease or withhold rent if the repairs are not made. This is a complicated process and the legal consequences are very serious. You should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate your lease or withhold rent. + Can I Deduct Repair Costs From My Rent? No. The Act does not authorize you to make repairs or to recover the cost of such repairs. In fact, most apartment leases prohibit repairs by tenants. When the landlord refuses to make repairs, the Act gives you a qualified right to terminate the lease or withhold rent. As previously indicated, you should consult an attorney before attempting to terminate the lease or withhold rent. + Can My Rent Be Increased During My Lease Term? Not unless the lease contains a specific provision allowing for a rent increase. From the tenant's perspective, one of the primary reasons for having a written lease is to lock in the rent for the rental period. Normally, you should not sign a lease providing for a rent increase. + Can My Landlord Enter My ApartmentWithout Notice? No. Unless there is an emergency, or you have abandoned your apartment, the landlord must provide reasonable notice and obtain your consent prior to entering your apartment. You cannot unreasonably withhold consent. If the landlord persists in entering without notice or consent, contact an attorney. + How Soon Must I Renew My Lease? There is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals or requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlord's "deadline", the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. + Do I Really Need Insurance For MyPersonal Property? Yes. Unless you are financially able to replace all your belongings, you should have insurance. Proper insurance coverage will protect you against the loss of your valuables in most circumstances. Landlords are legally responsible for such losses only under very specific, limited circumstances which may be very difficult to prove in court. If you are a resident-relative of your parents, your personal property may be insured through their homeowner's policy. Have your parents confirm the coverage in writing with their insurance agent. If coverage is not available through your parents' homeowner's policy, you may be able to purchase renter's insurance. Even with insurance, there are certain precautions you should always take. Always lock your apartment securely even if you are only going next door. Never leave jewelry, cameras, cash, checkbooks, credit cards, or other valuables in plain sight. Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. looking for a pl ce to live? Undergraduates Graduate Students Faculty & Staff Add/rManage Listings Try our FREE Housing Locator! A FREE service that can be found through the Off Campus Life website designed with your needs in mind!! Search based on many criteria including price, number of bedrooms, distance to campus and MUCH more. Type property name address. or neighborhood Rent SO to No Limi per Unit Bedrooms Select -Bathrooms Select Advanced Search OCL

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28, ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 "I am graduating?" No! "My roommate left?" No! "I cannot afford the rent?" No! "I need to work this summer?" No! "The neighborhood is unsafe?" No! Under the Act, you can only terminate the lease if the landlord is materially violating your lease or the Act. You should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate your lease. In many cases, the best thing you can do is find replacement tenants. Usually. The landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent to an assignment or sublease. The landlord may require potential replacement tenants to submit an application including a credit check. The landlord may also charge a reasonable sublet fee even when you provide the replacement tenants. Normally you remain liable under your lease if the replacement tenants do not pay rent or damage the apartment. Some landlords will release you from the obligations of your lease. If you are being released, get it in writing. ~uwi~ a ~i mr~u ~r a Ia No. Some tenants will walk out on a lease and receive no adverse action, while others will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. In Gainesville's current rental market, the odds are that you will be sued unless you supply acceptable replacement tenants. Your losses in court will not be limited to your security deposit, but will include rent for each month the apartment remains vacant during the term of your lease, plus court costs and the landlord's attorney's fees. What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Security Deposit? When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartment's condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, completely and thoroughly clean the apartment Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are also strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. + Can I Use My Security Deposit For The Last Month's Rent? No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent even when your "security" deposit is equal to your last month's rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord against damages to the apartment. + Does The Law Require Interest Payments On Security Deposits? + What Are My Duties As A Tenant? First, last, and always PAY RENT!*Comply with all other lease terms.*Comply with all rules and regulations.*Comply with housing and health codes.*Comply with all zoning restrictions.*Keep the apartment clean and sanitary.*Keep plumbing fixtures sanitary.*Donotdamagetheapartment*Do not disturb your neighbors. + What Exactly Is An Eviction? An eviction is the formal end to your right to occupy the apartment. It does not end your duty to pay rent An eviction starts with a Summons. You must file an Answer within 5 days. Contact an attorney immediately. If the court rules against you, a Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payments is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest + What Can I Do If My LandlordDoesn't Return My Deposit? A landlord shall have 15 days after termination of the lease to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, if he or she does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit If the landlord intends to impose a claim on the security deposit, he or she shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail, stating how much is going to be deducted and why. You must object to the deduction in writing within 15 days from the date you receive the notice, or the landlord will be authorized to deduct his or her claim from your security deposit. If the landlord fails to give the required notice within the 30-day period, he or she forfeits the right to impose a claim upon the security deposit. However, if you damaged the apartment, the landlord can sue you even when the 30-day notice is not given. Because the landlord can also get court costs and attorney's fees, you should consult an attorney before filing any lawsuits. judgment for possession of the apartment, unpaid rent, late fees, interest, court costs and attorney's fees will be entered for the landlord. The sheriff will post a notice at the apartment that requires you to vacate in 24 hours. If you do not vacate within 24 hours, the sheriff will remove you and your personal property from the apartment. + What Can Happen If I Don't Pay Rent? Failure to pay rent is the quickest way to be evicted. The landlord will serve a notice demanding payment of rent or possession of the apartment If you fail to comply with the demand within 3 days, excluding weekends and holidays, eviction proceedings may be started. Neither surrender of the apartment nor eviction ends your liability for rent You should immediately contact an attorney upon receipt of a 3-day notice. + Can I Be Evicted For Any Other Reason? Yes. Your lease can be terminated if you violate any lease terms, rules and regulations, or the Act. If your lease is terminated and you do not vacate the apartment, the landlord may immediately file for your eviction. Termination begins with a 7-day notice. Your options depend on whether the violations are classified as "curable" or "noncurable". If you receive either type of notice, you should immediately contact an attorney. Neither termination of your lease, nor your eviction from the apartment ends your liability for rent Information provided by and reprinted with permission from UF Student Legal Services and UF's Office of Off Campus Life, but is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. I SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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Immediate availability All Inclusive Student Living from $399 GainesvillePlace.com*(352) 271-3131 4-21-71-1 Sign and Get an iPad! *Rates as low as $379 Fully Loaded 42" TV, 19.95 to sign LexingtonCrossingUF.com 373.9009 4-21-09-71-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF--$290/MO Apts or Rms Avail. In 4BR, Call Drew Richards, University Realty, 352-275-8555 4-21-71-1 SUN ISLAND Summer Rates 2010 Summer Free 2011 On 15 month lease 352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info 4-21-09-71-1 Experience Why We Define the Good Life 2/2*4/4*All Inclusive Filling Fast for Fall! EnclaveUF.com*376.0696 4-21-09-71-1 CASABLANCA WEST Townhouse near UF, Shands, shopping; easy access. 2BR/2.5BA; greatfor student/family. Only $750/mo; shortterm lease available. Renovated & ready! Ed 305-972-6432 4-7-10-95-1 2-Story Townhouse for Fall Rent an entire 4BR or use Free Roommate Matching. Across the street from UF! $479-$504 All-Inclusive Fully-Furnished www.TheCourtyards.net 352-372-3557 4-21-71-1 UNIVERSITY TERRACE CONDO 4BR/4BA $375.mo all inclusive. Cable, internet& utils. 239-250-6149 4-2-10-65-1 LUXURY 2STORY TOWNHS. 2B/2.5Ba F Roomate Wntd for Master Bedrm! FULLY FURN. 2 min to UF, Great bus routes & parking, Pool/gym, Free wifi, All utils incl. Avail May 1st. $540 786-246-3049 3-26-39-1 4/4 COUNTRYSIDE APTS. Spacious 4 bedroom close to UF! Close to major shopping areas and located on 3 bus routes that go to center of UF. Every room has full bathroom & large walk-in closets. Entire place is furnished. High efficiency W/D. Rent is $400/ room/month. Utilities included! SD $200. Available June or August. Call (305) 7997042 3-25-30-1 2, 3 & 4'S READY NOW! 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Call/txt (973)954-8813. 3-31-10-5-1 1/1 Apartment with large living room available for summer A, B, or C. 2 blocks from UF campus, behind midtown. 1710 NW 2nd ave. Call 305-794-6381 or e-mail basnuevo@gmail.com 4-2-10-5-1 1BR/1BA Mobile home. Completely furnished. Only big enough for one person. Very quiet. Fenced pasture and horse stall. 7 miles west of 1-75 and Williston Rd. $400/ mo. 372-0507 3-30-4-1 For FRent F unfurnished QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN 1br $375/MO. 372-6881, 213-3901 4-2110-71-2 *LYONS SPECIAL* $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 4-21-09-71-2 *HUGE FLOOR PLANS* 1/1 -$569 2/1.5-$599 3/2-$750 No move-in fees w/approved app! Wtr incl. *Pet-friendly*Bus routes to UF,SFC, Shands and Downtown!!! www.arborpark.com or call 335-7275 4-21-09-71-2 THIS FALL LIVE DOWNTOWN! Live where you play, love where you live Studios*Ones*Twos*Th rees Big city living without the big city price Limited availability! 352-338-0002 4-21-09-71-2 AFFORDABLE RATES! QUIET COMMUNITY! www.frederickgardens.com 1 BR/1 BA $469 2BR/1 BA $569 Great Move-In Fee Specials!! Adopted pets live free!! 2 pools! 1 mile from UF & Shands! 352-372-7555 4-21-09-71-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 4-21-09-71-2 Quality & Affordability! 1 br $559 /2br $619--$649 3br $749 / 4br $899 W/D, pool, B-ball/tennis courts! We love Pets! Call @ 376-4002 www.apartments.com/pinetreegardens 4-21-09-71-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-21-09-71-2 No deposit!!! Huge 1/1's 2/2's 3/3's <1 mi from UF! Giant 24hr gym FREE tanning/FREE cable *Oxford Manor* (352) 377-2777 These apts kick other apts in the teeth 4-21-71-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-8-09-168-2 Live SECONDS from UF! Studios & 1 Beds from $499 & $575 FREE Parking Near UF NEVER worry about Game Day Parking! 371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-21-09-71-2 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. 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes LEASING NOW AND FOR FALL www.thelaurelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-21-09-71-2 Affordable Living & Close to Campus Huge 2's available for only $678 3500 Windmeadows Blvd www.spanishtrace.org* 373-1111 4-21-09-71-2 Cobblestone Apartments-NW 23RD BLVD Move in NOWor FALL 2010. 2/2 from $999 or 3/3 from $1099. Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime Private Bathrooms-W/D-Screened porches BB Court-Tanning-24 hr fitness-Dog Park Adopted pets live FREE! 352-377-2801 cobblestoneuf.com 4-21-71-2 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR's -GREAT RATES! 1/1 from $599 2/2 from $659 3/2 from $799 Free Tanning Fitness Pool W/D Tennis Employee Discounts UF/Shands/VA Fireplaces Individual Leases Pets Loved! 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com 4-21-09-71-2 *@@PARKING@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71-2 Madison Pointe Apartments 1/1-$699 2/2-$799 3/2-$899 Enormous Screened Patio! W/D-Walk-in closets-Tanning Fitness Center-Full size bball court NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 Text MADISON to 47464 4-21-71-2 @1 MONTH FREE@ THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE Special applies to Immediate Move Ins 2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979 (352)335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-21-09-71-2 Huge Private Dog Park 1's from $499 Waive all fees Close to UF, Shands, Butler Plaza Pet Friendly 376-1248 www.hiddenvillageapt.com 2725 SW 27th Ave 4-21-09-71-2 Great School Districts! HUGE 1 Bed$595! 2 Bed$729*4 Bed$949 Tennis*Pool*Basketball Call TODAY*332-7401 4-21-71-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-21-09-71-2 Move in Today! All Inclusive roommate matching -$549 Spacious 2/2 Townhomes -& LOCATION! Park-n-Ride Bus Route-So you can sleep in! 3500 SW 19th Ave*www.MuseumWalk.com *379-9255* 4-21-09-71-2 SORORITY ROW 2BR 2BR/2.5BA for $1199 W/D & utils included. We <3 pets! No move-in fees! FREE Parking! 372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org 4-21-09-71-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm Floor Plans; Starting at $830. Corporate units available. Furniture Packages Include: 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 text (lakewood)@65586 4-21-09-71-2 0 SPYGLASS 0 Individual Leases: Furniture Packages Inc Washer/Dryer, FREE Hispeed Internet; Rates start at $399 Every Unit is an End Unit Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 701 SW 62nd Blvd 888-267-5078 www.spyglassapts.com text (spyglass)@65586 4-21-09-71-2 ACROSS FROM UF! Studios from $475, includes electric! Wood floors available. FREE parking. No Move-in Fees We <3 Pets! 372-7111 www.CollegeManor.org 4-21-09-71-2 WALK TO CLASS! 1brs from $505 -150 ft from UF! Move-in today. FREE parking! We <3 Pets! No Move-in Fees. 372-7111 1216 SW 2nd Ave 4-21-09-71-2 $369 INCLUDES UTILITIES 1 month FREE, Move In TODAY! 24hr Amenities & Valet Trash! GainesvillePlace.com*(352) 271-3131 4-21-71-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 4-21-09-71-2 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.

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32, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Rent For rrRent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished SUN KEY 2.1 bedroom Apartment (Not just a room!) Student Discount $499/mo; Walk to Campus Rent now or for fall Check out our unbelieveable bandwidth: 30x10 IPV6 Special runs until 3.31.2010 352-376-6720 www.sunisland.info 4-21-09-71-2 Wake Up 10 Min Before Class .AND be on time! Studios from $499, 1s from $575 $0 M/I Fees, Pet Friendly 371.7777 CollegeParkUF.com 4-21-09-71-2 Check out our apartments. Priced from $400-$525. Close to shopping & university. Also 3BR/2BA house available. $900/mo. No section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-2109-71-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN SPECIAL 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-2 352-332-3199 www.cmcapt.com/foxhollow 4-21-09-71-2 WALK TO UF -AVAIL NOW & FALL! *1BR $460$495 2BR $485$600 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-21-09-71-2 The Grove Villas Rental Community Ask about our Move-in Specials Gated Community 6400 SW 20th Ave 888-373-0849 4-21-09-71-2 1, 2, 3 BR's -YOUR NEW HOME! Unique LOFT floor plan only $595! 1/1 from $625 2/2 from $649 3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers Free Tanning* Fitness Pool Pets Loved! Tennis *1 mile to UF 377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com 4-21-09-71-2 100+ apts: Live by UF Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br 3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1 BR $689 Studios $605 Virtual Tours Avail Fall 352-376-6223 www.LiveNearCampus.com 4-21-71-2 WOODLAND TERRACE APTS Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540; IBR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-3350420 3-31-10-58-2 SERENOLA PINES APTS Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490; 2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-3350420 3-31-10-58-2 UPPER WESTSIDE & NANTUCKET WALK 1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments Granite counters. Parking avail. Walk to campus & the stadium For info. call 352-872-4644 4-21-10-73-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 3-31-54-2 *CAMPUS EDGE CONDO* 2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate. 239-250-6149 4-2-10-65-2 ** Across From UF ** Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes 2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080 www.LookingGlassApartments.com 111 NW 16th St. -Call 376-1111 4-21-65-2 One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!! Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits 1 bedroom from *$457 2 bedroom from *$558 *Rate includes One Month Free! Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com 4-21-10-65-2 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!! Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits 2 bedroom 1 bath from *$549 2 bedroom 2 bath from *$641 *Rate includes One Month Free! Additional $200 off next month SW Archer Rd. Area Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-21-10-65-2 1st Month Free and $40 Moves You In!! Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits Totally Renovated 1/1 *$549 *Rate includes One Month Free! Near Oaks Mall Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 4-21-10-65-2 Renting Now and for Fall!! We have REAL 1/i s 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE! 300 NW 18th Street 4 blocks to UF -GATORSIDE 400 sq ft, only $450! 1600 NW 4th Avenue BIKE to UF -CENTERPOINT 530 sq ft, only $450! 1220 NW 12th Street No application fee, most pets ok. For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636 or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com 5-11-10-64-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings Screened Patio-W/D-Microwave All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!! 2701 NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 madisonpointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for info! 4-21-60-2 4 BR's FOR FALL! ONLY $1089 1525 square feet HUGE!!! Washer/Dryer* Fireplace Water/Sewer incl. Free Tanning Fitness Pool Tennis Individual Leases Pets Loved 376-2507 www.bivenscove.com 4-21-10-55-2 AVAIL 8/1. Clean 4BR/2BA house(no master BA, baths accessable to all BRs) garage, fenced yd, pets ok, FP, DW, W/D provided, wooded pvt big yard. $1400/mo, cent H/AC. 2606 NW 34th St. 352-339-2342 3-26-10-35-2 **A Place in the Sun** Walk/Bike to UF Big 3 bd/ 1 ba New Kitchen / Huge Yard Must See, $1,500/mo 352-375-8256 4-21-52-2 **Sorority Row Area** Historic 2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood floors, must see $900/mo 352-375-8256 4-21-52-2 **8 Blocks to UF** Great Deal on Large Upstairs 2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors Save Money @ $750/mo 352-375-8256 4-21-52-2 **Large 5 Bedrm House** 1 full & 3-1/2 baths Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF $2,500/mo 352-375-8256 4-21-52-2 WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES Great Parking! Walk to UF! 4BD/4.5 BA Located near SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St. Call today to view @ 352.373.7578 Union Properties www.rentgainesville.com 4-21-10-36-2 LEASING NOW FOR FALL Many properties avail near campus. 1,2,3,4,& 5 bedrooms!! www.rentgainesville.com Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-36-2 5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent 2521 SW Williston Road Huge home on a large lot. Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-36-2 3 & 4 BD WALK TO UF We have Homes near Sorority Row & Stadium! Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.rentgainesville.com 4-21-10-36-2 NEWLY REMODELED 1BRs Chelsea Lane Apts! Close to UF & on Bus Route W/D incl. Call today Union Properties 352.373.7578 www.chelsealaneapartments.com 4-21-10-36-2 3BD/3BA Homes Near UF Washer/Dryer incl. $1,200/mo Newer homes/ limited avail. Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-36-2 1 BDs Near UF Starting at $375/mo! Reserve now for Fall Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-36-2 University Terrace West 4BD/BA Individual Leases $350/mo w/d incl. Call Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-36-2 *@@THE OASIS APTS@@@ Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio. Park at your door in small quiet complex in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149 6-29-64-2 2BR/1 BA cent heat mobile home. Shady lot. From $300 -$450/mo First month half price incl water. No pets. 4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-31-36-2 705 NW 10th Avenue <9Blks from UF 3BR/1 BA, 8rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 2751259, ATucker458@aol.com 4-2-10-37-2 1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 4-210-53-2 BRIDGELIGHT 1 BRI Loft Style starting at $530 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.cmcapt.com/bridgelight 4-21-10-35-2 PET'S PARADISE $390 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-5-1035-2 Baxter Cottage 2 blks to UF campus, 1013 SW 4 Ave 2BR/1 BA, Bright, clean, completely remodeled, 500 sq ft, Cent AC/Ht,wood firs, DW, W/D, NS, NPets. $450+util. Lease runs thru 7/1/10 ATucker458@aol.com 4-210-33-2 2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from UF on bus route. Inc W/D, community clubhouse, pool & fitness center. Wired for internet & security sys. $878/mo. Avail 5/1 or 8/1. Call/text 332-8841 lindalu@gatorhomes.com 4-5-10-30-2 OResort Lifestyle* THE POLOS OF GAINESVILLE 2's: From $479/person; 3's: From $399/person Includes FREE Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-21-10-42-2 2BR HOUSE 2BLKS to UF -Sorority Row/ Norman Hall area. Wood floors, new kitchen vinyl, Cent H/AC, DW, fenced yard, wood deck, parking, $1080/mo. Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 lv mssg 4-2110-40-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE 2BLKS to UF -Sorority Row/Norman Hall area. W/D, ice maker, ceramic tile. Cent H/AC, DW, parking, fenced yard. $1545/mo. Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 lv mssg 4-21-10-40-2 HUGE 4BR/2BA 2BLKS to UF -Sorority Row/ Norman Hall area, remodeled baths, new: stove, DW, disposal & AC, W/D, wd firs. cent H/AC, parking. $2400/mo Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 lv mssg 4-21-10-40-2 Houses Available for Fall! 2631 NW 1st Ave -$1845 402 NW 36th -$1425 315 NW 17th St. -$875 4 NW 25th St -$1499 717 NW 34th St -$1320 FREE UF Parking! 352.371.7777 4-21-71-2 3 br/1ba house near corner sw 34 st & nw 8 av separate dining & living areas, new kitchen, carport, wd/hook up, storage shed, front lawn and fenced back yard. Water included in rent. $945/mo -call 258-4184 3-26-18-2 APTS and HOMES for rent near UF! Avail Summer and Fall, visit our website at merrillmanagement.net or Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10 3-30-10-19-2 JUMBLE 2 BLKS TO NORMAN HALL! 2BR 1 BA Apts $600/Mo 5 Blks to UF, Central H &Air Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. St. Croix Apts Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 x10 or tazzie21 @bellsouth.net 3-30-10-19-2 2BR 1BA, Wood Floors, Window A/C, Nat gas ht. 1 BLK to UF $600/Mo 1216 SW 3rd Avenue. Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 X10 or tazzie21@bellsouth.net 3-30-10-19-2 2901 NW 14th Street 1BR 1BA Apt Near Sams Club. Carpet, Window A/C, Nat gas ht. Inclds Wtr, Swg, pst contrl and garbage. $425/Mo Rental Refs a must! Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 or tazzie21 @bellsouth.net 3-30-10-19-2 3BR 1.5 BA Home off NW 16th Ave. Tile Floors, Laundry Hkups, Central H & Air. $750/Mo 319 NW 16th Avenue. Call Merrill Management Inc 352-372-1494 x10 or tazzie21 @bellsouth.net 3-30-10-19-2 Hidden gem 2/2 walk to shands/VA just renovated/wood floor/new paint w/d pool balcony free parking,water REDUCED $850/mo.352-281-0733 thuycarroll@yahoo.com 3-25-10-15-2 9%.1 U. Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers -a a S SS O .I a

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 33 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished unfurnished l unfurnished $199 Move-In Special $500-$700 2BR/1BA Walking distance to UF and downtown 800-805-7379 or 352-505-9264 4-16-1030-2 A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $700/ month. Call Tim to see352-843-0220. (leave a voicemail) 3-31-17-2 Available now. HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 1.5 miles to UF, near Landings Apts. On UF bus rte. Bike to UF. Fenced backyard, fireplace, cent H/AC. 3627 SW 15th St. $900/mo. All 4BR/2BA $1100/mo. 327-2931 or 376-6183 4-5-10-20-2 CHARMING 3BR/2BA HOUSE Walk to UF. Near law school. Small pet ok. No smoking. Available for fall. Call 352-3710601 for information. 3-26-10-11-2 1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and private gated court yard $450/mo. Great location @ 3320 SW 23rd Street. On bus routes close to most everything. 352 377-2150 or paloverde3320@yahoo.com 4-2-10-100-2 $600, 2BR, 1 block Shands, VA; Vet school & campus -short walk. Available now; Prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature residents. Carpets, Some utils furn; Parking; 352 376 0080;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 4-21-10-27-2 Walk to campus, 1022 SW 4th Ave. -3/31200 mo & 4/4-1600 mo 3/2 house1015 NE 5th PI, fenced yd-$995 mo 4/4 house2010 SW 11th Terr-$1250 mo Near law college, 2732 SW 3rd PI-3/2 house-$1250 mo All include cent A/C, W/D hkups Edbaurmanagement.com 4121 NW 37th PL352-375-7104 4-21 -1027-2 Homes Avail for Fall! Pets welcome! 4/2 3321 and 3236 NW 30 PL $1200/mon 3/2 3320 NW 30th PL $975/mon 4/2 5402 NW 25th PL $1200 Call April 352-514-1441 for more info! 4-110-13-2 **3/2 515 NW 51st St.**Near GHFC vaulted ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1300 333-9874 4-6-10-15-2 *3401 NW 7th Place 3/2 liv,din,fam rms.All appliances W/D close to campus, large yd. small pets ok avail Aug.1 $1325 333-9874 4-6-10-15-2 For a Limited Time Only! 1BR/1BA seperate dining rm, Ig living rm, walk in closet, cent H/AC, full kitchen, full bath. H20 & sewer incl. Free pest control. Close to Oaks Mall, Archer Rd & UF. $395/mo. 2 & 3 BDs avail in several locations, dif floor plans. 215-7780 6-17-10-38-2 0* Very Nice 1BR 0*. Full bath, living room, dining room, full kitchen, in-law suite, w/ W/D, cable, all utils incl. $750/mo near Haile. (352) 367-0372 4-13-10-20-2 SI m pee OClose to UF 2BR House. Yard, W/D, water incl. Pets ok. 618 NW 14th Ave $900/mo Avail Aug 1st 561-350-1552 @1/1 apt in duplex, Irg yard, W/D hk up. Pets ok. 1/2 mo free. 608 NW 24th Ave $500/mo 3-30-10-2 *1 BR Home On A Hill* 13"x23" living room w/view, kitchen seats 6, huge patio, no pets, near NW 14th Ave & UF, utilities paid, quiet person $850 (352) 395-6250 or 332-1429 4-2-10-13-2 Walk to UF. Openings in April -Aug. 2BR/2.5BA $850 S 2BR/1 BA $700 1BR/1BA $585 S studios $475-$430. 1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 or gv1132601@gmail.com 4-21-10-26-2 Available Immediately! Small 1/1 Efficiency apt. W/D avail, new paint & carpet. 10 min walk to UF. Perfect for international/ graduate students! $500/mo + utils. 284-0979 4-21-10-26-2 **4/2 3962 W University Ave.**close to campus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place, screened porch, avail. Aug,1 $1400, 3339874 4-6-10-15-2 Spacious 1 BR apt for rent. 1 BR/1 BA apt near Oaks Mall. Walk to mall, restaurant and coffee shops. New appliances. Call 352-258-4695 3-3010-15-2 2BR/2BA New, big condo, near UF/Shands. Small quiet complex. $1150/mo Negotiable + deposit. Avail June/July. Balcony, dishwasher, deluxe appliances, laundry IN UNIT. Pets considered-fee. Over 1400 sq ft. 352-2132366, sshunkwi@gmail.com 3-30-10-10-2 10houses.com 3 bd Houses for August 1 w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet $1000 -$1400 Bike to UF 352.336.6116 nancy@10houses.com 5-11-10-26-2 **4/3 18 NW36th St.** Close to campusall appliancesW/D, cent, heat/air Avail. Aug.1 $1375 333-9874 4-7-10-15-2 **4/2919 NW 10thAve.**Closetocampus,all appliances,W/D,Cent.heat&air.Avi.Aug.1 $1400 333-9874 4-7-10-15-2 ***House 4 Blks 2 UF*** 3BR/2BA cute, clean historic house. Hdwd, tile, cntrl A/C, W/D. $1360/mo. Avail Aug. 1102 NW 4th Ave. 828-216-2565 3-30-109-2 FREAKS!! DOWNTOWN 414 SE 2nd St 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX apt w/loft, central heat, window air, off-street parking, convenient access to everything. $630/mo, 1st, last, $600 dep. Call 352-373-6551 3-26-7-2 Barn Eff Apt, Loft Q Bed, Washer/dryer $400 Pets OK, Stalls Also Available, Jonesville, Prop 15 Acres 954-292-2244 3-31-10-10-2 4BD/3BA HOUSE NEAR UF! W/D, Central AC, Wood Floors. 3514 NW 7th Place. Available Aug. 1st. Call Manny at 352-317-4408 3-31-10-9-2 4BD/2BA HOUSE NEAR UF! W/D, Available Aug. 1st. 610 NW 34th Terrace. Call Manny at 352-317-4408 3-31-10-9-2 LOFTS OASIS 2/2.5 NEAR UF! 2515 SW 35th Pl. Brand New Unit, study area, W/D, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Call Manny at 352-317-4408 3-3110-9-2 ***BELLAPROPERTIESNET*** Luxury apartments 2/2 &3/2 next to sorority row. See pic & info on web page 335-5424 4-1-10-2 SUN HARBOR TOWNHOMES Walk to Campus 1/1 Townhomes from $579 2/1.5 bath townhomes from $699 Check out our unbelieveable bandwidth: 30x10 IPV6 352-376-6720 352-376-7041 Ask about our specials! www.sunisland.info 4-21-10-25-2 SUN BAY 2.1 bedroom Apartment (not just a room!) Student Discount $499/mo; Walk to Campus Rent now or for fall Special runs until 3.31.2010 352-376.6720 www.sunisland.info 4-21-25-2 e A Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers a U I FREE MONTHS RENT 1BDs 1114 SW 7th Ave $650/mo Spacious loft style, parking onsite. Union Properties 352.373.7578 4-21-10-24-2 That's what She Said! "I LOVE Hidden Lake because. Cable & internet are Included, roommate matching is available, furniture & utility packages are available, I'm just 1.5 miles to UF & midtown, there's FREE tanning & a 24-hr gym, a designer pool AND pets are welcome! Come see for yourself! call 374-3866 for a tour or text HIDDENLAKE to 47464 OR. Next time you're on facebook, creep on over to Hidden Lake's page to see floor plans, pics & more! 4-21-10-25-2 7 Blks UF 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL HOT TUB, 2500 sq ft, 2 porches, 5 car parking, responsible students, professionals only, Will leave plasma TV on wall, $2375/mo -negotiable. Starting May, Jordan 352-222-0211 3-26-10-5-2 3bed/2bath Creeks Edge condo -just off NW 13th St. W/D, pool & clubhouse. Close to UF and on bus route. Available August. Seeking roommates $395/mo/ea. 727-463-0560 6-29-10-35-2 2BR/1 BA TOWNHOUSE 0 7209 SW 45th Pl. $600/mo No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 4-5-1010-2 WALK TO CLASS AT UF! 1122 SW 2nd Ave 3/1.5 $1575 HOUSE 1123 SW 1st Ave 3/1 $1500 APT includes util. 1118 SW 2nd Ave 3/1 $1200 DUPLEX 1 & 2 BRs also available. No dogs. Call Kinetic Properties at 337-9600 4-1215-2 1BR 1BA Apt Grad II Apts New carpet, paint. Avail Now Or Fall 1236 Sw 4th Ave $540/mo Central H &Air, Laundry Fac. Call Merrill Management Inc. 352-372-1494 3-30-10-5-2 KENSINGTON South #203 2br,2.5 baths, pool side, tile, carpet, washer & dryer,alarm,bus internet, partially furnished, Open Sat 3/27 10a-4p 954-675-0307 3-26-2-2 ARLINGTON SQUARE (2b/2ba) -$799/Mo, Luxury Downtown APT, access to main RTS, NO short-term. Avail 4/21/10, Call Sean, 239-410-1603 5-1 3-22-2 -subleases DON'T WAIT TO PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD Last spring semester paper published on April 21st. CALL TODAY!!! or PLACE YOUR AD AT WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG $575/mo OBO furnished/unfurnished 1/1 directly behind Midtown at College Park. Walking distance to UF. Parking included. Female or male. Call 305-587-1122 3-26-10-3 Sublease for 1 bed/1 bath in the Polos of Gainesville. Available May 1st -Aug 7th. Price incls internet service. Kept very clean. 4 Bus routes to campus & 3 pools for the summer heat! Pets allowed. 941-447-4495 3-26-10-7-3 D 106 F-I

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34, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 FSubleases Real Estate Furnishings Motorcycles, Mopeds Aut $400 Summer Sublease. Studio Apt. located in College Park, walking distance to UF. Furnished except for a bed, but does include a futon. Very clean, recently remodled. Call 407-325-2374 or email courtfitz@ufl.edu 3-29-5-3 $300/mo Summer Sublease 2 Story House -10 blocks from Campus Multiple rooms available Available May 1-Aug 13 949-981-5012 -mbiemann@ufl.edu 3-31-10-5-3 OFRoommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-21-71-4 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. 1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURN 4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $290/mo incl elec, cable tv, internet, pool, laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-4626 4-21-09-71-4 Enjoy A Romantic Old House Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils. Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304 4-2-10-48-4 Beautifully renovated, furnished condo, 1 mile from UF, $350/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 3-26-10-35-4 STUDENT NEEDED New townhome, W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, packing, bus route. $350 + utilities. 727729-1561 3-31-19-4 2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Countryside condo. $435/mo/room -utils incl. Direct bus to UF 3 mis. Bball, pool, exercise room, nicely furn. 3rd FIr. W/D, wireless. Flo 352357-9656, or 352-636-4814 3-31-10-18-4 A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street from ShandsVA. Walk/bike/bus to class/ work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $350/month. Call Tim to see352-843-0220 (leave a voicemail.) 3-31-17-4. $400/mo Room for Rent plus elec, Rockwood Villas TH, pvt bath, on bus route, w/d, free internet, non-smoking, female only. Avail Immed & Fall. 1st Mth Free w lyr lease. ktellmann@ufl.edu/904-874-6877. 7-1310-45-4 Seeking roommates for 3 bed/ 2 ba quiet condo at Creeks Edge. New flooring, recent remodel,upstairs unit, washer/dryer, on busline to campus, partial furnished. Available Aug 1st. $395/mo. 727-463-0560 5-11-1028-4 HOUSE BEHIND SWAMP needs 1-2 roommates between the ages of 19-26. Walk to UF. $550 with utilities included. Please call 914-815-1339. 3-30-10-7-4 Grad student looking for roommates for 4 bed/4 bath condo at University Terrace. $400/room/month, incl. cable, internet, util. On 2 bus routes, fully furnished. Tidiness preferred. Call 352.575.0731. 4-12-10-15Roommate wanted: College house; 4/3: Lg rooms, Lg yard, FP & Lg pool, Walk/bike to UF or 4.5 mi. to SFC. Nice/safe neighborhood! Join the good life! $375/mo +1/4 Util: Call Justin @ 813-748-6042 4-12-10-15-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) SEE ALL CONDOS WWW.UFCONDOS.COM Matt Price University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-21-71-5 NEW CONDOS -WALK to UF 3 Bilks to UF. For Info on ALL 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedrooms for Sale, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty at 352-219-2879. 4-2171-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UF. Matt Price, University Realty 352-281-3551 4-21-71-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 352-219-2879 4-21-71-5 Campus Edge / Somerest VillageWalk to Shands/VA/class 2units, 2bd/2ba vaulted ceilings 2nd/3rd floor w/d in unit,best locations parking. $8,000 tax credit. $164,900/$132,900. Move in Ready 954439-2301 stedel@bellsouth.net 4-21-1041-5 Motivated. For sale by Owner. Must sell beautiful 3bd/2b 1777 sf home in Cottages of Country Way, Newberry, FL. Close to schools. No HOA. Large lot.Asking $184,900. (530) 613-6488 4-21-10-28-5 CONDO FOR SALE! Great location, 1226 sq.ft., close to UF and shopping. Walk to bus stop. Excellent purchase price at $80K. Please contact University Management, Inc., Licensed Real Estate Broker at 352-373-7904. 3-30-10-5-4 Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-21-09-71-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-21-09-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-21-09-71-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-21-09-71-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mattress & Box. All new still boxed.' Cost $1500, sacrifice $450 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 4-21-71-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1100 (352) 372-7490 4-21-09-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-2171-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-21-09-71-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-21-71-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-21-71-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $200 352-333-7516. 4-21-71-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-21-0971-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $160. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New in plastic, warr. Can del. $100 317-4031 SOFA $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 4-21-71-6 U computers CASH PAID: Laptops & Cameras Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Laptop Chargers. Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-21-09-71-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-21-10-69-7 CERTIFIED MCSE COMPUTER TECH Office or Home. Fast professional services at reasonable rates. Services include networking, security, data recovery, virus removal. 352-275-3036 www.indiecomputer.com 3-31-10-52-7 Electronics Cracked phone? I can fix it for you for MUCH LESS than buying a new one! It will look GOOD AS NEW! CALL 561-315-8772 3-25-1-8 z 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 lFor Sale *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-21-09-71 -10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-21-09-71-10 M Motrcycles, Mopeds ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULL SERVICE REPAIR SHOP 11TH YEAR OEM + AFTERMARKET PARTS + ACCY'S HUGE TIRE SELECTION IN STOCK, CALL FOR PRICES + DISCOUNTS 352-377-6974 4-21-09-71-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Motor Scooter Sales and Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-21-09-71-11 ***GatorMoto*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at$999. No legit shop can beat these prices! lyr Warranties included. 376-6275GatorMoto.com 4-21-0971-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-21-09-71-11 ***www.B~uyMyScooter.com*** Buy A New Scooter, Buy A Used Scooter All on one site! Check the website or call 336-1271 for more info! 4-21-09-71-11 GATORMOTO Gville's #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 4-21-09-71-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! NS4L.com 352-336-1271 4-21-09-71-11 ELECTRIC SCOOTER No insurance/registration needed Inexpensive to own & operate Assembled/free delivery/guaranty American Electric Bike Co www.greenscootersoncampus.com 4-16-10-25-11 2007 KAWASAKI NINJA 500 Garage-kept, never dropped. All maintenance done. Very, very clean. 720 miles. $3500. Call anytime 352-214-5191 4-1310-20-11 HONDA CBR 1000 -1991 Super sport. Excellent condition. 1 owner. Spent over $8000 -documented. SACRIFICE for $2500. Very pretty bike. Call 352-389-0465 or 352-207-8815 4-710-10-11 a ll Autos OFAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS S *Running or not!@ *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 15 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-21-71-12 CARS -CARS Buy@Sell@Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-21-71-12 **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-21-71-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call K.T. (352) 281-9980 4-21-71-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKS Call Anytime 352-339-5158 3-31-09-103-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down No credit check Cash vehicles $699 and up. 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 SUN RISE AUTO SALES No credit check Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-21-71-12 92 Plymouth Van $699 94 Chevy 1500 $999 92 Chrysler Cirrus $999 98 Pontiac Grand Am $999 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 93 Ford F150 $1999 98 Ford Explorer $1999 96 Mits Galant $1999 96 Cadillac Deville $1999 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 92 Nissan Stanza $1499 98 Pontiac Transport $1499 97 Plymouth Voyager $1999 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 00 Hyundai Elantra $2900 95 Chevy Camero $2999 99 Olds Alero $2999 99 Pontiac Grand Am $2999 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 99 Chrysler Sebring $2500 01 Dodge Neon $2500 99 Saturn $2900 98 Dodge Ram $2900 352-338-1999 4-21-71-12 00 Ford Mustang, 40k, $5500 CASH 03 Chevy Venture, 143k, $6900 CASH 05 Jeep Liberty, 105k, $6999 CASH 05 Saturn Ion, 123k, $7999 CASH 352-375-9090 4-21-71-12 06 Ford Taurus, 40k, $8900 CASH 05 VW Jetta, 111k, $8999 CASH 05 Honda Civic, 69k, $8999 CASH 05 Chevy Trailblazer, 135k, $9999 CASH 352-375-9090 4-21-71-12 00 Ford Ranger, 158k, $7999 CASH 06 Chrysler PT Criuser, 46k $9999 CASH 07 Chevy Cobalt, 24k $10,999 CASH 02 Volvo S60, 97k $8999 CASH 352-375-9090 4-21-71-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Over 150 cars in stock Cars, Trucks, SUVs, & Vans 352-338-1999 4-21-55-12 Wanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2171-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE forgold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-21-71-13 Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 35 Wanted Help Wanted Hf3 p3nted Services Evntotices The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-376-6866 ext. 5079 if interested. 30,000 NIPPED & COUNTING! Operation Catnip is gearing up to sterilize its 30,000th cat. Please join us in the effort to end euthanasia of homeless cats in our community. Bring in a stray or feral cat for spay/neuter on March 28th -enjoy refreshments, door prizes & a very special gift for the person who brings in lucky cat number 30,000. Please call for an appointment (352) 380-0940. 3-26-10-13 BE AN INSPIRATION! Take a blind lady to Mass on Sundays and for walks and shopping as needed. We'll have lots of fun! And you will make a new friend! Contact 219-6948. 3-26-10-72-13 LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HELP ME LEARN TO RAKE KNIT A HAT, second and fourth wednesdays of each month. These hats are made for people in Haiti. Come and have fun with Lenora. Call 219-6948. 3-2610-72-13 Volunteers needed for Sunday, March 28th. HOPE -Horses Helping People, Inc. needs help preparing our farm for a big event. Volunteers needed to paint fences. Lunch will be provided. Please email KCShimeall@ gmail.com to sign up! 4-26-5-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, personal references. www.carrsmith.com for details. 4-21-71-14 Now you can easily submit your classified ad for print and/or web editions right thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifieds Visa and Mastercard accepted. BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-21-09-71-14 FUTURE GMs Now hiring assistant managers GatorDominos.com/jobs 4-21-10-71-14 PHONE AGENTS NEEDED Must have Excellent Vocabulary and Communication skills. PC skills needed. Apply Now! 6020 NW 4th Place, Suite G. 352-371-5888 x 111 4-21-71-14 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 4-21-0971-14 Summer Jobs 0 $2400 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located off of Highway 450 in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 14 -Aug 7. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 4-21-10-70-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2110-63-14 Camp Counselors, male & female, needed for great overnight camps in the mountains of PA. Have a fun summer while working with children in the outdoors. Teach/assist with water sports, ropes course, media, archery, gymnastics, environmental ed, & much more. Office, Nanny, & Kitchen positions also available. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com 4-21-10-52-14 OSOATTENTION SMOKERS!@@ SODo you want to quit smoking?@@ Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic 328-6603 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 3-2930-14 F/T Legal Assistant, salary negotiable. Writing skills a must, accounting skills a plus. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-371-4000. 3-29-10-20-14 HIRING STYLIST AND NAIL TECHS!!! LOCATION: THE SALON 0" EXPERIENCE; ON NW 6TH ST GAINESVILLE, FL 32609. 50% COMMISSION OR RENTAL IF DESIRED. CONTACT SALON MANAGER MRS. CAROYLN 0 AT 352-284-1320 OR 352-672-6339. 4-1-23-14 LEASING AGENT FT Friendly, energetic person. Experience preferred. Hourly & bonus. Great benefits. Must be avail. weekends. Apply in person. Spyglass or Hunters Crossing Apts. DFWP 4-21-10-29-14 Build your own online business from your laptop. Fifty year old company. Contact John, 352-219-0871, or John@JCantlon.com 4-12-10-20-14 MEDICAL OFFICE Looking for pre-med student. Afternoons, evenings & weekends. Fax resume and available hours to 373-2230 3-30-10-10-14 Start securing your career today! Join UF ARMY ROTC! Register for MSL 1001 and 1001L Call 392-1395 today to learn about jobs available as an Army officer! 8-5-10-50-14 Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer day camp program. Positions in the camp are available in our Middle School day camp and our elementary school age day camp offered at Oak Hall. Individuals for the day camp should be available to work daily from June 7-July 30 (June 21-July 23 for Middle School). Interested applicants should submit a resume to Jeff Malloy, Oak Hall School 8009 SW 14th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32607 or via e-mail at jmalloy@oakhall. org by March 26th. Interview information regarding group interview on March 27th will be sent out upon receipt. 3-26-10-8-14 CHILD CARE. Weekday afternoons and occasional weekend days or evenings. Reliable car required. Respond to: seekinghelp. school@gmail.com 3-26-10-8-14 Ever think about joining the Army? Ever considered being an officer? If you have 2-3 years left at UF you may have an opportunity through Army ROTC Call 392-ARMY! 5-27-10-32-14 Nanny for 9 month old needed Infant experience and references required Email resume and availability to nannyingville@gmail.com 3-26-10-5-14 Group Fitness Instructors needed. We need high energy people who are certified to teach group fitness classes (Zumba and yoga). Contact Steve at Powerhouse Gym at 352-373-4439 or www.baileysgym.com 3-30-10-10-14 Salon"O" Seeking F/T Stylist, Barber and Nail techs W/ some clientell. Rental or commission 50% Call 352-672-6339 4-1-10-10-14 Leasing Agent PT Must be fluent with facebook, excel & familiarw/ UF & SF campuses. Very Friendly & Smiles Often Fax Resume to 338-7468 4-9-10-14-14 Graphics/Web design for small book business in Alachua. Strong software talent a must. 3-10 hours/wk, flexible sched. $11/hr. Resume to: biopressinfo@gmail.com 3-3010-5-14 Leasing Agent WantedLocal Apt Complex looking for friendly, energetic person with outstanding customer service skills. Must be available weekends and summer. $8/hr+com. Email resume to cquijada@gatorinv.com 3-31-10-6-14 Sitter/Tutor for girl/boy (2nd/6th gr). 3:30p to 6:30p. MTW and/or F until June 11. Transport from school to home/activities. Some late nite & wkends all year. Call 352-332-6465. 3-26-10-3-14 Part time nanny needed 3 days a week, 2-6p, more hours during summer semester. Children aged 1,3,5. Experienced applicants with excellent references and clean driving record only. E-mail personal statement, resume, class sched/availability to gvillenanny@gmail.com 3-30-10-5-14 Part-Time!!!! Earn Pasive/Residual Income. No Product Sales. Personal Support System. People Helping People. Call Duane or Judy (352) 693-4413 3-30-5-14 30 DAY INTERNSHIP!! Make a difference and gain experience with the Pledge 5 Foundation. Call 352-870-4870 or email jason@pledge5.org 3-26-10-2-14 Cy Services IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-21-71-15 EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER The countryclub for horses & owners. Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175 everglade-equestrian.com 4-21-71-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-21-09-71-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-21-71-15 TLC HORSEBOARD All facilities & amenities, quality instruction; 15 minutes from UF. Jan at 376-7762. 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Sports THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Gators need Bostic to step into leadership role A.J. JONES IS THE ONLY RETURNING STARTER. By MIKE McCALL Alligator Staff Writer mmccall@alligator org Sam, Mike and Will are covered, but Brandon and Ryan will be much harder to replace. With a talented crop of linebackers, Florida won't have trouble filling in its depth chart with able bodies. Finding someone to take over for Brandon Spikes and Ryan Stamper is another story. Stamper and Spikes combined for 146 tackles last season, finishing first and third on the team, respectively, but the largest void they left behind is on the leadership front. Spikes' enthusiasm and Stamper's cerebral approach to the game provided contrasting figures for the rest of the defense to look up to, and the Gators are hoping for similar personalities to emerge during spring practice. That starts with sophomore Jon Bostic, who's competing for the starting middle linebacker spot with Brendan Beal and Lorenzo Edwards. "It's a change. I've always been the youngest one out here, and now it's time to step up," Bostic said. "I've always been a quiet person on the field. I've never really been a loud talker, so my main thing is speaking up on the field and telling everybody what the call is, what the formation is, all those things." First-year linebackers coach D.J. Durkin expects Bostic and Beal to grow into those roles as they gain more experience through spring practice. In the meantime, they're making up for their lack of polish with sheer effort. "They're not at that point yet where they're comfortable," Durkin said. "The thing I like is, they're both competing and playing fast right now. Not always fast in the right direction, but playing fast, so we can work with that." Playing fast is likely to be the SEE LINEBACKERS, PAGE 37 Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF linebacker Jon Bostic is competing with Brendan Beal for the starting middle linebacker job. The Gators are also testing out using both at the same time. Meyer gives story new life Deonte Thompson didn't make a whole lot of headlines on the football field last season, but he's certainly made his fair share -unintentional as they may be -during the first two weeks of spring practice. The third-year wideout was asked how having John Brantley at quarterback was better for receivers than Tim Tebow (which he is) and Thompson dropped this quote. "You never know with Tim," Thompson said. "You can bolt, you think he's running but he'll come up and pass it to you. You just have to be ready at all times. With Brantley, everything's with rhythm, time. You know what I mean, a real quarterback." Thompson let out one of the team's dirtiest little secrets: Tim Tebow won a lot of games and is beloved by The Gator Nation, but some players are happy to see a few more touches with Tebow gone. I've heard from multiple players that the team was excited for Brantley to play quarterback so that the Gators could throw the ball around a little more. Does this mean Tebow didn't give them U Kyle Maistri Kyle Points kma istri@a Iligator org a better shot to win? No. Does it mean Thompson thinks Tebow is worse than Brantley? Not necessarily. What it does mean is that Thompson (and I'm positive he's not alone) knows he will get more chances to make plays with Brantley than with Tebow, and shame on him, he's happy about it. It's not right for members of the media to act like Thompson was going after Tebow just for the sake of going after Tebow, but it's not right for Urban Meyer to act like Thompson said nothing controversial. It's that mix of polar-opposite attitudes that came to a head after Wednesday's practice. The football team's media spokesman Steve McClain huddled every member of the media in attendance while practice SEE KYLE, PAGE 37 UF MEN'S BASKETBALL Shipman leaving Florida By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer a berry@a Iligator org Sophomore Ray Shipman will transfer from Florida, coach Billy Donovan confirmed Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 guard decided to leave the program after averaging just 12.4 minutes per game last season and serving in a limited role during his two years with the Gators. "I appreciate the opportunity that the University of Florida gave me," Shipman said. "I want to thank coach Donovan, the staff and my teammates for the last two years, and I wish the University of Florida the best in the future moving forward. I'm looking forward to making a decision to go somewhere with an opportunity for a bigger role." Shipmanwas seemingly unable to earn Donovan's trust, even when he was playing well, despite the fact that UF's coach constantly pointed to a lack of depth in his team's backcourt. In the team's last two regular-season games, Shipman scored five points in six minutes against Vanderbilt and nine points in nine minutes at Kentucky. But he barely saw the floor in the second half of those games, as Donovan continued to play guards Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton for a team-high 32.9 minutes per game. "He had mixed views on his position there at Florida," said Rosalind Shipman, Ray's mother. Florida's 2008 "Mr. Basketball" actually saw his playing time decrease from his freshman campaign, whenhe averaged 13.2 minutes Sipman er game. Shipman's offensive numbers took a hit as well, going from 3.8 points per game on 49 percent shooting to 2.7 points per game on 44 percent shooting. Before the season, Donovan said Shipman focused too much on his offense as a freshman. Already considered a defensive specialist after his first year, Shipman continued to be one of UF's most reliable defenders during his sophomore season. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 37 FORMER GATORS E Walter Hodge's ring from UF's 2006 men's basketball national championship team is for sale on eBay for $12,500. The sale expires on April 11. UF SWIMMING Gemma Spofforth was named one of four candidates for the Honda Sports Award, given to the nation's top women's swimmer or diver. This is the third time she has been a finalist. TEEING OFF WITH MIKE McGALL E The Name of the Year Field of 64 is out, and heavyweights Dick Smallberries Jr., Coke Wisdom O'Neal, God's Power Offor, X'Zavier Bloodsaw, Cynnamon Crabb and Lolita Respectnothing are all on the same side of the bracket. .Oklahoma's Tommy Mason-Griffin turned pro via Facebook: "Its a official dat i am leavin skool and enterin draft. i aint doin anotha yr." Gee, I wonder why?

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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 37 UF overcomes eight-run deficit to beat FGCU 13-8 games," den Dekker said. "You can't give in and can't give away atbats trying to get four (runs) in one swing with nobody on base." 0 TH E GATO RS' BU LLPE N ALLOWED JUST ONE RUN. By TYLER JETT Alligator Writer tjett@alligator org If the Gators are losing a game later in the season, coach Kevin O'Sullivan wants his team to think about Wednesday night. No. 2 Florida (17-3) trailed Florida Gulf Coast by eight runs in the second inning, but UF scored five to take the lead in the fourth, and the Gators' bullpen silenced the Eagles (12-7) in a 13-8 comeback win. "We just kept chipping away," O'Sullivan said. "(FGCU) has a really good club and a really good hitting team. It was remarkable to fall behind 8-0 and put zeroes on the board for the rest of the way." The offense was sparked by fourth-inning home runs by second baseman Josh Adams and senior Matt den Dekker. With two outs and runners on the corners, den Dekker drove a fastball to the left-field bleachers to give UF a 9-8 lead. "To finally break through and get the lead is nice when you get behind like that," den Dekker said of the homer. "It's something our team does. We battle. We're not going to give up." WhenFlorida trailed Florida State by seven on March 2, O'Sullivan said his team became impatient. Three weeks later, the Gators learned from their mistakes and did not panic. "We're going to get down in KYLE, from page 36 was going on and told us that no players or coaches would be made available for interviews after practice because of the way Thompson's quotes were blown up in the national media. None of us were happy about that, but pretty much everyone understood why. McClain said that it was not the local media's fault that it happened, but obviously Meyer felt otherwise. After practice was over, he got in the face of the Orlando Sentinel beat reporter, who suggested strongly that Thompson was taking a shot at Tebow, and more or less threatened him in front of 20 or so other media members. "You'll be out of practice, you understand that?" Meyer said. "If you do that again. I told you five years ago: Don't mess with our players. Don't do it. You did it. You do it one more time and the Orlando Sentinel's not welcome here ever again. Is Before UF could drive runs in, the Eagles gave one away for free. FGCU starter Patrick Nathanson held UF hitless in two innings, but he allowed a run in the second when he walked four Gators. UF scored another run in the third inning when den Dekker was Harrison Diamond / Alligator Staff UF center fielder Matt den Dekker swings during the Gators' 13-8 win over Florida Gulf Coast at McKethan Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gators'leadoff hitter walked twice and had four RBIs in the game. that clear? It's yes or no." He went on to say: "If that was my son, we'd be going at it right now.' Many will question why Meyer took such a public forum to voice his displeasure with one individual, ensuring that this story would continue to grow for at least another few days. I certainly wouldn't have written this column if not for what happened Wednesday. In fact, had the team just let the media talk to players and coaches as scheduled, I'm sure no one would've written another word on this story. By cutting off access, the team seemed to be sending a message that it wantsstories like this to die, but Meyer's outburst did nothing but give it a longer shelf life. Did he lose his cool? Was he just defending his player? Was he trying to make a statement to his team that the media is the enemy? I can't know for sure. But if the goal was to make this story go away, Meyer did the exact opposite. hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Eagles' hurlers struggled with their control all game, hitting three batters and walking 10 more. By contrast, UF's relievers were dominant. Using five pitchers in 7.2 innings, the bullpen allowed just one run while the offense mounted a comeback. The team found itself in a hole when FGCU battered UF starter Anthony DeSclafani. After retiring the first three hitters, DeSclafani was pounded in the second inning. The sophomore hung pitches high in the strike zone and allowed six hits in the frame. He also committed a throwing error and hit a batter before O'Sullivan pulled him. The bad outing was FSU d6jA vu for DeSclafani, who allowed five runs and retired no batters against the Seminoles. Between that game and Wednesday's outing, DeSclafani surrendered a combined 11 earned runs in 1.1 innings.The Gators pitcher has a 1.20 ERA in his other three starts this season. O'Sullivan experimented with his lineup by putting freshman Austin Maddox at third base. Maddox, who has played first on the rare occasion that he wasn't the designated hitter, made a leaping catch on a line drive in the fifth. O'Sullivan said Maddox could see time at third this weekend against Ole Miss. "We've always known that he could do it," O'Sullivan said. "It was good to get him out there and get him ready for this weekend." Gators stop pursuing top recruit HOOPS, from page 36 But due to his lack of skill as a ballhandler and tendency to turn the ball over, Shipman couldn't crack the lineup in crunch time. Donovan thought Shipman gained a renewed sense of confidence after being named Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the end of the season, but it never affected his playing time. "I have truly enjoyed coaching Ray the last two seasons," Donovan said. "He's an outstanding person and a great student. I want to wish Ray the best of luck as he pursues the things that are important to him as a player and as a student." Shipman is the 13th player to transfer from UF since 2003, and his departure will hurt UF's already-thin backcourt, which now consists of Boynton, Walker and Rod Tishman, who played just 2.3 minutes per game as a freshman. If every other player returns to the Gators, Donovan will have two remaining scholarships to offer potential recruits. FLORIDA NO LONGER RECRUITING KNIGHT: Another player who won't be wearing orange and blue next season, it seems, is the nation's top recruit, according to Rivals.com. According to a Scout.com report, Florida is no longer pursuing five-star prospect Brandon Knight, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Fort Lauderdale. Donovan has repeatedly stressed his team's need for another guard, and it was assumed that Knight's relationship with Boynton would be a major draw, but Scout.com cited a source that said the Gators took themselves out of the running for Knight. It has been widely projected that Knight will choose to attend Kentucky, becoming the next player in a long line of talented point guards coached by John Calipari. Florida will rely on speed, versatility to replace departing seniors LINEBACKERS, from page 36_ hallmark of this linebacking corps. Brandon Hicks and A.J. Jones -the most experienced returners -converted safety Dee Finley and freshman Neiron Ball all have the speed to be threats on blitzes and to cover receivers. And Durkin doesn't talk about redshirt freshman Jelani Jenkins for long without using words like "explosive" and "dynamic." The smallest of the group, Jenkins refrequent use of UF's film room, where Spikes lies on speed to look the part of a 6-foot, and Stamper put in extra hours throughout the weakside spot, and Jones, Finley and Ball are aiming for the strongside job. 220-pound guided missile. their college careers. But the roles are far from rigid. "I'd probably say our strength is we have And Bostic said he spends At Monday's practice, Beal and Bostic a lot more speed this year," Bostic said. as much time around Spikes played side-by-side for a defensive series, "Stamp was a lot smarter than we were with as he can -even just playing and Durkin said he's willing to experiment football. He knew a lot of stuff, and that's Football video games -to learn from with different lineups. what we're trying to pick up now -that his predecessor. "We're going to get the best three guys football instinct." While Bostic and Beal vie for Spikes' spot, out there we can," Durkin said. "Whatever To do that, Bostic and Jenkins have made Jenkins is battling Hicks for playing time at combination that is, that's what it will be."

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38, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 International Waters By MATT RUBIN Alligator Writer hey come from all over the world. Competing internationally for their countries, there are few who are faster in water. Hailing from lands near and far, they all have gathered for the same meet. Leaping into the water, they dash from wall to wall, water splashing, teammates cheering. If one reads the names on the heat sheet, they might assume they were at the World Championships or another international event. While the idea wouldn't be farfetched, it would be wrong. As the spectator takes a closer look, the orange and blue gives it away. There's no United States, Columbia, South Africa or any other country's flag waving, just those of The Gator Nation. Nine of the 12 swimmers representing Florida at the NCAA Championships were not born in the U.S. -Brett and Shaune Fraser (Cayman Islands), Balazs Gercsak (Hungary), Roberto Gomez (Venezuela), Marco Loughran (England), Joey Pedraza (Cuba), Omar Pinzon (Colombia), Sebastien Rousseau (South Africa) and Roland Rudolf (Hungary). "I don't really think Florida tries to recruit international swimmers," senior Shaune Fraser said. "I think the success that international swimmers have at Florida makes others want to come here." The Melting Pool Fraser, the defending NCAA champion in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly, is one of the many UF swimmers who has made an impact for the Gators and his respective country. Along with being an NCAA record holder and 20-time All-American, Fraser has already competed in two Olympic Games and taken on the role of flag-bearer for his home country of the Cayman Islands. ele jornan CO $3.00 Off Brow Waxing w/coupon The Oaks Mall 352-331-7878 Cosmetics/ Waxing .Tree Established in 1968 Gxad Opl&V SPeZiOL Max 2o -Ap $1 DOGS* L *oppings em r $4 COMBO I Located at Dog chip" & B :3420 SW Archer Rd. c log between Target Copy i I bag o .and 13(ochbAster) 6 o.datbe,,1 352-379-8733 1 regUlar soda./tea i toppinlgs I'Mr Limit 10 per customer Among the other eight are a total of six Olympians and 31 All-America honors, and of the seven Gators who were awarded All-Southeastern Conference honors this year, only one of them was born in the U.S. -proving the enormous impact of foreign-born swimmers at UF. "It's a combination of Florida's good reputation for international athletes and, even though they're foreign athletes, they went to high school in the States," coach Gregg Troy said. Of the nine international swimmers competing, Shaune Fraser, Gomez, Pedraza and Pinzon attended high school in the U.S. After Fraser participated in the 2004 Athens Olympics as a 16-yearold, he moved from the Cayman Islands to the U.S. to attend The Bolles School in Jacksonville. At the powerhouse swimming school, Fraser became a four-time Florida state champion. More importantly, Fraser got invaluable training and experience he may not have received had he stayed in the Cayman Islands. "The swimming facilitiesweren't that great inthe Cayman Islands and there wasn't an established coach," Fraser said. "My dad figured Bolles would be a great place to reach my potential." One of the other five international swimmers who differ in high school experience from Fraser is his younger brother Brett. Unlike Shaune, Brett did not attend Bolles. He stayed in the Cayman Islands until he became a Gator, and like other swimmers who come straight to UF from foreign countries, the younger Fraser faced a difficult challenge. "Brett had a hard time adjusting to the training regiment," associate head coach Anthony Nesty said. "The improvements from his freshman year to now are just amazing." Culture Shock International swimmers coming to swim at Florida is nothing new. As a former Gator, Nesty can relate to what both Frasers have gone through as international swimmers. After competing for Suriname in the 1984 Olympics, Nesty moved to the U.S. to attend Bolles. Nesty, who won the gold medal inthe 100-meter butterfly at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, became a five-time NCAA champion at UT. "It was a shock to my system for the first four months," Nesty said. "I went from training 10-12 hours a week at home to training 20-24 hours per week." While most of them have been Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff The UF men's swimming team will be relying on nine swimmers who were born outside the U.S. when it sends 12 athletes to the NCAA Championships. 'I' successful transitioning to collegiate swimming, it does take a while for them to become accustomed to the team aspect. "The American athletes are used to the team concept. The foreigners are used to training in small teams where they're the best athletes," Nesty said. "The foreigners go to meets with just a coach and one or two athletes." There are no rifts or rivalries amongst the international swimmers or between the international swimmers and American swimmers. Once the swimmers grasp the team concept, they do more together than just swim in the same pool. "Swimmers usually hang out with swimmers. They train together, go to meets together and go to the dining hall together," Nesty said. "Most of them do a good job of being part of the team." Learning in America So, besides for the swimming, why do so many international swimmers come to Florida? Even though coaches, facilities and prestige weigh in on an athlete's school decision, the main reason they choose UF is its academics. In fact, that is why, more often than not, the biggest transition international swimmers have to make is with the increased amount of training and not the cultural barriers. "They're very well educated," Troy said. "That's what makes international swimmers want to come to the States -to compete and get a good education." Whether it's Rudolf, a seven-time recipient of Hungary's Outstanding in Academics and Sport award, or Gomez, who picked UF because of its engineering program as well as the swimming, international swimmers are some of the brightest both in and out of the water. Their success cannot be contained by language barriers or international boundaries, only two lane ropes 25 yards long. March 26-27 Stephen C. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 39 Meyer defends WR's comment about Tebow 0 URBAN MEYER SCOLDED A made available because of the way MEMBER OF TH E MEDIA. Thompson's quotes were blown out of proportion. By KYLE MAISTRI BRANTLEY SITS OUT: Brantley sat out Al igastr @a IWr iter of Wednesday's practice, and a team spokesman said he was running a Florida made no players or as_ high fever with the possibility of sistant coaches available to the me_ strep throat. dia after Wednesday's practice, but B r a n t 1 e y head coach Urban Meyer made him_ tweaked his knee in self available to the media. practice Monday Meyer felt that Orlando Sentinel but the spokesman beat reporter Jeremy Fowler took said his absence Deonte Thompson's quotes comparhas nothing to do ing Tim Tebow and John Brantley with his knee. out of context and voiced his disBrantley Freshman Trey pleasure. Burton and punter "If that was my son, we'd be goChas Henry, who ing at it right now," Meyer said in have zero combined pass attempts front of a group of 20 or so members in their careers, took the firstand of the media. second-team snaps in place of A team spokesman told all media Brantley. Harrison Diamond / Alligator St in attendance during the practice It is unknown how much practice UF coach Urban Meyer shouts instructions at the defense during field-goal drills at the Gator that players and coaches were not time Brantley is supposed to miss. spring practice Wednesday afternoon. Florida edges out Cornell 10-5 in defensive battle I aff s'I UF allowed one second-half goal By TONI-ANN MILLER Alligator Writer From the first draw, it was clear that Florida's game against Cornell would be a battle of defenses. The Gators (6-3, 0-1 American Lacrosse Conference) stepped up to the challenge and held the Big Red (2-5, 1-1 Ivy League) to 15 shots, four free-position shots and one second-half goal for a 10-5 win on Wednesday in Gainesville. Attacker Ashley Bruns led the Gators with three goals while midfielders Kitty Cullen and Caroline Chesterman each added two. Midfielder Colby Rhea had the team's only assist. Cornell struck early, taking a 1-0 lead on a second-chance goal less than two minutes into the game. Bruns responded with two scores, but the Gators' lead was short-lived. Libby Johnson tied the match with a score for the Big Red at 23:13 left, but Chesterman reclaimed the lead for UF a minute later. "They are a great team and they have some prolific attackers," UF coach Amanda O'Leary said. "So I was so pleased with our defense and the fact that we actually played as a team." Cullen scored the first goal of the second half by putting a move on defender Morgan Hale, causing her to fall and then putting the ball in the back of the net. g About two minutes later Cornell added its only score of the second half, but UF reeled off four straight to seal the vicLacrosse tory. UF goalkeeper Cara Canington said after a "sloppy" first half and allowing four goals, the team made its secondhalf expectations clear in the locker room at the break. "In the locker room, we said, 'Guys, one goal; that's it,"' Carrington said. "And to be able to accomplish that goal was kind of exciting but also kind of funny, because we were like, 'Look, we did it."' The freshman has given up just 11 goals in the last three games, helping her team to a three-game winning streak. O'Leary said in recent games her team was able to stick to the game plan of possessing the ball for most of the 60 minutes, but against the Big Red, it got away from that strategy. "Their goalie made some great saves, so they took us out of our offensive rotation a little bit," O'Leary said. "But we regrouped well in the second half and put the goals in the back of the net when they were necessary." THIS WEEK THEY LEARNED THE IMPERFECT VERBS IN ITALIAN, STUDIED THE POLITICS OF THE EU. WORKED ON AN INTERNATIONAL MARKETING PROJECT AND MADE GNOCCHI IN A FOUR-CHEESE SAUCE, Ml -I CNn.USACG 1-qdeebw ff, School Liaison Sensory Integration Certified The Morris Center, Inc. 352.332.2629 1 5930 SW Archer Rd info@morriscenters.com WVE 9+ VER 4 d.bies SUN-WED 11AM-3AM FREE WII THURS, FRI & SAT FE I~ 11AM-4AM NEXT TO SWEETBAY WWW.JDOOBIES.COM 34TH ST. PLAZA WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEK Discover where you'll study abroad at usac.unr.edu

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40, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010 Opponents fair better later in games versus Brombacher Ana Goni-Lessan / Alligator Staff UF pitcher Stephanie Brombacher has struggled after going through the batting order once. Her ERA is more than a run higher after facing hitters the first time. sua j111 Llj; =-X, UF SWIMMING Men look to match women's NCAA-title performance By MATT RUBIN Alligator Writer After watching the Florida women's swimming and diving team win the 2010 Women's NCAA Championships, the Florida men's team will look to capture a national championship of its own. Having a month of training since the whole team competed at a meet on Feb. 20, 12 Gators will represent UF at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Beginning competition today, the Gators will have three days to try to repeat what their women counterparts did. Placing second at the Southeastern Conference Championships, the women's team made a surprising run in West Lafayette, Ind., to win the national crown last week. Also placing in second at the SEC Championships, the men's team hopes to have some of that same magic with them in Columbus. "After we watched them win, that just motivated us immensely," junior Brett Fraser said."We want to do the same thing as them." Leading the way for the Gators will be senior Shaune Fraser and junior Conor Dwyer. Fraser, the defending NCAA champion in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly, will try to add on to his 20 All-American performances as he swims alongside his brother for the last time in orange and blue. Dwyer, swimming in his first NCAA meet, proved to be an instant success for the Gators. Transferring from Iowa after two years, Dwyer was named the 2010 SEC Men's Swimmer of the Year and tied with the older Fraser for the SEC CommissionFraser er's Trophy -given to the swimmer who contributes the most points towards his team's overall score at the meet. Also competing will be Balazs Gercsak, Roberto Gomez, Marco Loughran, Matt Norton, Joey Pedraza, Omar Pinzon, Jeff Raymond and Sebastien Rousseau. Roland Rudolf will be serving as the team's alternate. Senior All-Americans Gomez (two-time), Pinzon (12-time) and Rudolf (eight-time) will also be swimming in their last meets as Gators. They, along with all of the underclassmen, will be just as important as Fraser and Dwyer in orchestrating a great team performance for UF. "We're very much like the women's team," coach Gregg Troy said. "You can't just have one guy stand out. It's a group competition." FUSION CUISINE Sushi Buffet & Sushi Bar 0. U if W ston Rd ..* LUNCH DINNER $8.95 $13.95 U a 1 ALL YOU [AN EAT SUSHI BUFFET 3830 .0 St. -2 3830 S.W. 13th St. -352-377-4773 ~1 Lunch $1.00 Off Total Check with purchase of beverage Limit one coupon per check Exp 4/15/10 Dinner $2.00 Off Total Check with purchase of beverage Limit one coupon per check Exp 4/15/10 $5.00 Off Total Check with parties of 3 or more Dinner Only Limit one coupon per check Exp 4/15/10 _W I 0 0 A10 0 THE GATORS WILL HOST USF TODAY AT 4 P.M. By GREG LUCA Alligator Writer Gators ace Stephanie Brombacher may get a second opportunity against a lineup that gave her all she could handle in the teams' first meeting when USF (14-14) travels to Gainesville to take on No. 6 Florida (20-3, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) today at 4 p.m. In Florida's third game of the season, Brombacher gave up a season-high eight runs in a 12-8 win over the Bulls. Although she bounced back from the rough start and is now 16-3 with a 1.89 ERA, her outing against USF was the beginning of what has become a trend for Brombacher. After notching only one hit the first time through the lineup, the Bulls pounded out 10 hits and all eight runs the rest of the way. "They made some adjustments but she also fatigued herself just a little bit and left pitches up," UF coach Tim Walton said after the game. On the season, Brombacher is holding opponents to a .194 batting average with an -* * * ERA less than one the first time through the order. However, teams are batting .41 points better, and Brombacher's ERA is more than a whole run higher once everyone has had a chance to face her. If these issues continue, the Gators can take comfort in the fact that freshman pitcher Ensley Gammel has bounced back from a rough start to her UF career. Gammel came away from her first two appearances with a 5.53 ERA, but that number is down to 2.56 in the 27.1 innings since. "She's started to develop a little bit of confidence and has a lot of the team's confidence and the coaching staff's confidence," Walton said. Gammel's biggest issue in the early going was control, and although she has not been perfect, her numbers have certainly improved. The freshman walked 11 batters in her first 8.1 innings but has only walked 11 more in the 25.1 innings since. The walks have been a major point of concern for Walton, who has been adamant about giving the UF defense, which leads the SEC with a .983 fielding percentage, a chance to do its job. "My situation is just throw strikes," Walton said.