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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


UF 79 UCSB 51


Gators breeze by Gauchos, to face UCLA
By GREG LUCA
Alligator Staff Writer
gluca@alligator org

TAMPA - After three seasons without an NCAA Tourna-
ment victory, the Gators worked their way back into the win
column in dominating fashion.
Second-seeded Florida started hot and never yielded, routing
No. 15-seed UC Santa Barbara 79-51 on Thursday min the St. Pete
Times Forum.
"It was huge," senior center Vernon Macklin said. "Us being
able to come out and get this victory and, most importantly, be
able to keep playing.
The wmin is UF's first min the Tournament since 2007, when an
84-75 over Ohio State victory secured a second straight national
title.
Coach Billy Donovan said the rebuilding process has been
Sa journey, as the Gators lost all five starters
.11. .. '" the 2006-07 season.
"It's been very difficult It's been very
challenging," Donovan said. "It's also been
Basketball very, very rewarding being a part of a group
of guys and trying to help them understand
what it takes to wmin at this level and the
strides that they've made from their freshman year until now."
Seniors Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Macklin each re-
corded their first NCAA Tournament win in a Florida uniform,
breaking a streak that threatened to span each player's entire
career.
Although the Gators ended a significant drought, they were
all more focused on taking the next step.
"No one on our team has ever gotten one, so it definitely feels
good," said Parsons, who nearly recorded a triple-double with
10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds min just 27 minutes. "But
we're not satisfied. We don't just want to come in here and wmin
one game.
Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff "We want to make some noise. And it feels good right now,
Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons sinks a three during the first half of the Gators' 79-51 NCAA Tournament and we're going to celebrate, but we can't get too happy because
win over UCSB on Thursday night in Tampa, UF's first victory in the Tournament since a national title in 2006-07. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 13

OBITUARY

Friends remember student as adventurous, giving


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

Senior Stacie Lavender touched more lives during her
time at UF than she may ever have realized.
Family, students and Hare Krishna members flooded
Shands at UF early this week to see Lavender, who was
hospitalized after suffering head injuries Saturday while
learning to drive a motorcycle.
Lavender, a 21-year-old UF senior, died Tuesday.
She was taken off life support after doctors said there


"The nurses at the hospital told us that they
had never seen so many people come for a
single patient at a single time ever."
Vanessa Guerrero
childhood friend of Lavender's

was no chance of recovery, said Hanan Schwefel, the di-
rector of Krishna lunch in Gainesville and Lavender's
friend and co-worker.
Lavender was learning to drive her boyfriend's motor-


cycle Saturday when she fell and hit her head on a stair-
well at a Gainesville apartment complex, according to po-
lice. She was wearing a helmet.
"The nurses at the hospital told us that they had never
seen so many people come for a single patient at a single
time ever," said Vanessa Guerrero, a childhood friend of
Lavender's. "It was like Woodstock on the fourth floor of
Shands Hospital. People were... in circles with guitars and
talking about how much she [affected] their lives."
SEE LAVENDER, PAGE 5


* Florida senior
quarterback John
Brantley (right) is
ready for a fresh
start in the Gators'
new offensive
system under
Charlie Weis after a
disappointing junior
season in 2010.
See Story, Page 12.


March soreness: Iowa clinic says there's no better time for a vasectomy


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - A West
Des Moines clinic's ad campaign hits be-
low the belt by urging sport fans to in-
dulge in some alternative March madness:
Have a vasectomy on Thursday or Friday
then spend the weekend recovering while
watching NCAA tournament basketball.
Iowa Clinic marketing executive Jessica
Grant tells the Des Moines Register that
the campaign is designed to appeal to men
whose partners want them to get the snip


and who complain they spend too much
time in front of the TV.
The ad reads, "After your vasectomy:
Stay on couch. 32 games in two days. Re-
turn to work on Monday."
Urologist Dr. Mark Kellerman says he
thinks the campaign is "a great idea."
The clinic performed 102 vasectomies
in March 2010 when the ads debuted. This
month, 129 are scheduled.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING
Brown Bag Lunch Series: Human
Trafficking
Today, 11 a.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Studio 31:8 is a group of local
artists who bring awareness
to sex trafficking through art.
Their artwork is showcased and
sold in local coffee houses, gal-
leries and arts festivals, and 50
percent or more of the proceeds
are used to help organizations
that fight sex trafficking.

Lunch Event: The First Gainesville
Rugby St. Patrick's Golf
Tournament
Saturday, 1 p.m.
West End Golf Course
Entry is $35 for individu-
als or $120 for a team of four.
Registration includes the green
fee, a cart and a reception. For
more details, go to http://
gainesvillerugbyclub.com /
golf.htm.

Hypnotize Your Friends!
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Jennings Hall
Watch or be a part of the show as
hypnotist Rich Alexander pres-
ents a one-of-a-kind 90-minute
comedy hypnosis performance.
Come out and enjoy the show
as well as an assortment of free
refreshments, including cotton
candy, snow cones, popcorn,
cupcakes and cookies. This
event is presented by the Inter-
Residence Hall Association.
Admission is free to all UF stu-
dents.

Spring BBQ - Islam on Campus
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Lake Wauburg South
Join IOC for its annual spring
barbecue. Come have fun in the
sun with free food, soccer, vol-
leyball and more. Feel free to
invite your friends and family.
Admission to Lake Wauburg is
free with a Gator 1 Card.

Tae Kwon Do Forms Seminar
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"The Changing Character of
the Transatlantic Security
Relationship" Panel
Discussion
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Pugh Hall Ocora
Peter Hobbing from the
Centre for European Policy
Studies will be joined by
Zachary Selden from UF, and
Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, from
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RISK Cinema Film Screening
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Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
"The Sublime is Now" screen-
ing of various works and lec-
ture. Liotta makes films and
other ephemera, including
music photographs, works
on paper and live projec-
tion performances. Her latest
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Admission is $5 for the public
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"A Village Called Versailles"
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
Co-Sponsored with AASU.
"A Village Called Versailles"
is a documentary that tells
the story of a tight-knit group
of Vietnamese Americans
in New Orleans who over-
came the destruction caused
by Hurricane Katrina only to
have their homes threatened
by a government-imposed
toxic landfill.

Hustle for Humanity 3K/6K
March 26, 8 a.m.
UF Commuter Lot
The top three runners in the
men's and women's divisions
will each win a prize. T-shirts
will be provided to the first 25
people who register, and food
will be provided for all partic-
ipants after the race. Register
online at http://active.com/
running/ gainesville-fl/ hus-
tle-for-humanity-3k6k-2011.
It costs $15 to pre-register and
$20 on the day of registration.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Shakespeare group turns


plaza into Globe Theatre


* THEY WILL PERFORM "MACBETH"
TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON THE
PLAZA OF THE AMERICAS.

By JEANNA ARROYO
Alligator Contributing Writer
In most instances, shields, hubcaps and
-- 1:-. Ill bats are best reserved for scrapyards
and street fights.
For some UF students, it's just another day
of theater.
This weekend, a group of UF students will
be bringing William Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
to the Plaza of the Americas.
But it will be with a twist.
For this version, UF's Shakespeare in the
Park has chosen to set the play in a war-torn,
post-apocalyptic Scotland. It will be performed
today and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. A matinee will
take place Sunday at 2 p.m.
The play will still feature the same char-
acters, prose and plot, but will have a newer,
modern edge, according to JamieLynn Bucci,
public relations chairwoman for the group.


"It's 'Macbeth'; someone still has to be
king," Bucci said.
Joseph Sweeney, the group's president,
said there was a lot of debate on which play to
do this year because the group has only done
romantic comedies like "Much Ado About
Nothing."
"We're trying to offer the authentic
Shakespeare."
Joseph Sweeney
Shakespeare in the Park President

Although those plays were crowd-pleasers
because of their slapstick humor and relatable
plots, the group decided to move away from
them to try to "spook the audience" this year,
Sweeney said.
"You can adapt it to so many variations,
and it's fun to watch," he said. "It was origi-
nally designed to be played outside. We're try-
ing to offer the authentic Shakespeare."
Shakespeare in the Park puts on one free
annual production on the Plaza of the Amen-
cas. Audience members are encouraged to
bring their own chairs, blankets and pillows.


GPD wants funding to


focus on car accidents


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer
A police traffic service that cut
down car crashes may be coming
back after a lack of funding took it off
the books.
Gainesville Police Department's
Speed and Aggressive Driving Project
reduced accidents by 14 percent when
it started in 2010, Sgt. Joe Raulerson
said, but there wasn't any money for
it this year.
Now Raulerson, part of the GPD
traffic safety team, is asking the Flor-
ida Department of Transportation for
$54,010 so the program can gear up
with new equipment and more man-
power.
The program will finance officers
to drive around or park near streets
that are known to have more crashes


and fatalities, he said. Drivers, the
idea goes, will pay more attention on
the road once they know police are
watching.
"A lot of it is visibility," he said.
"Once you see red and blue lights,
you know people are more cautious."
Raulerson said officers will watch
for drivers who
Gainesville City run red lights,
Commission speed and fol-
low the the cars
in front of them too closely.
Officers will target Archer Road,
University Avenue, 34th Street and
Southwest Second Avenue.
He went before the Gainesville
City Commission on Thursday to
get permission to ask the state for the
grant money. Now he has to wait to
hear from the FDOT if his department
received the funding.


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4, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


BBQ joint opens near UF


By MELANIE BRKICH
Alligator Contributing Writer

The brothers and owners of Designer
Greens restaurants in Gainesville and Or-
lando opened a third restaurant, Kay Bros.
BBQ, during Spring Break.
The restaurant, located at 1620 W. Uni-
versity Ave., is just down the street from
the sandwich and salad joint they opened
two years ago.
Doors opened March 9, and within the
first hour, Steven Kay, 27, said the new
barbecue restaurant was nearly at maxi-
mum capacity, seating about 50 people
inside and 16 on the patio. He said he was
pleasantly surprised, especially because
the brothers had done no formal advertis-
ing other than a banner outside.
"It was actually a bit much for the first
day," Kay said.
According to employees, the extensive
preparation paid off. Cashier Kacey Over-


street, a UF sophomore, said the restaurant
operates similarly to Tijuana Flats, em-
phasizing quick service. Customers order
at the counter and their food brought out
to them by cashiers clad in denim cut-offs
and cowboy boots. Darren Kay, 25, said
he thinks his brother "wanted the Jessica
Simpson look."
Instead of a hot sauce bar, the restau-
rant features a bar of eight different bar-
beque sauces that the broth-
Local ers tested and perfected
News themselves, including a
Kentucky Bourbon, Kansas
City and traditional Memphis sauce.
Eddie Gilley, 49, a minister at the Bap-
tist Collegiate Ministry, had lunch there
for the first time on Tuesday. He said the
rib combo was "very tasty" as he licked
some of the sauce from his finger.
"I eat barbecue everywhere I go," Gil-
ley said. "If they can keep this up, I think
they'll do real good."


ON CAMPUS

250 honor quake victims


By SKYLAR RAMSEY
Alligator Contributing Writer

With candles in hand, 250 people
gathered at the Reitz Union Amphi-
theater Thursday night to remember
the lives affected by the 8.9-magnitude
earthquake and tsunami in Japan last
week
Megan Vu, president of the Asian
American Student Union, said it's im-
portant to not just feel connected to the
victims but also to each other in a spirit
of unity in caring for Japan.
"I think everybody in The Gator Na-
tion can see the potential that we have to
make a huge impact," she said.
Hope for Japan, a new UF organiza-
tion, hosted the vigil and is meant to
help provide disaster relief to Japan.
Anthony Ray-Reynolds, Student
Body vice president-elect and an execu-
tive board member for Hope for Japan,
said that after Spring Break there were
many student organizations that wanted


to make a difference.
"The biggest thing that stands out to
me is how quickly we got the ball roll-
ing," he said. "A lot of times in the wake
of a disaster there is a long process be-
fore things start up."

"A lot of times in the wake of a
disaster there is a long process
before things start up."
Anthony Ray-Reynolds
Student Body Vice President-Elect

Taketo Nakao, a graduate assistant
for UF Multicultural Diversity and Af-
fairs, said UF students need to work to-
gether to support Japan.
He said the group is making paper
cranes and collecting donations to send
to Japan.
The group hopes to raise $5,000 with-
in the next two weeks.
"You can care in so many different
ways," Nakao said.


Vocalist doesn't need words to elicit emotions


* SHE WILL PERFORM AT THE THOMAS CENTER
ON APRIL 11.

By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer

Jill Burton pushes her voice through her throat in different
tones. It's soft, then louder, then softer again. It sounds like a
didgeridoo.
It can't be compared to Beyonce, but that's not the point.
Burton is a vocal performance artist, and for the past 40
years, she's explored the ways in which the power of voice
can affect an audience ,,,..r,.. ,, :,II mentally and spiritually.
She doesn't sing prepared pieces, but improvises a tonal
"oh" sound, like a shaman leading a religious ritual. She
uses her voice to tap into her listeners and alter their state of
mind.
She'll be joined by three others at the Thomas Center on
April 11 for a performance she hopes will be a profound and
transformational experience.
"We're going to invite the audience to go on a journey
with us to areas of their own consciousness that they may not
be aware of," she said.
Burton first discovered herself as a vocalist when she was
an 18-year-old student at Santa Fe College. She said her pro-
fessor, Betty Keig, helped put her in touch with her inner art-
ist.
She's lived in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Mi-
ami and, most recently, Sitka, Alaska, honing her talents and
perfecting her craft.
Last year, she was featured as an artist-in-residence for a
month-long tour sponsored by the Improvisor Journal, which
focuses on musical improve performance. She was also hailed
as "one of the great foundation improvisors of America."
Burton knows her style of singing is anything but main-
stream. Nevertheless, she believes the advent of the Internet
and modern advancements in communication have helped
bring a worldwide community of vocal performers together.
Beyond her performances, Burton runs transformational


Jill Burton, a vocal performance artist, poses inside the Thomas Center where she will be performing with three
other artists on April 11.


voice workshops and teaches private sessions for people in-
terested in learning to sing more than just pop songs. She said
most prospective students contact her through Facebook.
She said she's ecstatic to watch a new generation of vocal-
ists take a strong interest in the art form she's spent her life


exploring and expanding.
"It's really exciting to me to see so many young people be-
ing engaged," she said. "It's very gratifying, actually ... being
involved in this movement for 40 years ... It's kind of won-
derful."


'Real World' to recruit Gainesville to find next housemate


The casting call will be at Mother's Pub


By SARAH POSER
Alligator Contributing Writer

MTV will hold an open casting call Satur-
day to find seven or eight strangers to stop be-
ing polite and start getting real for season 26 of
"The Real World."
The open casting call will be Saturday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mother's Pub and Grill.


"We always have good luck in Gainesville,"
said Damon Furberg, supervising casting di-
rector for 'The Real World.' "We have gone
there for as long as I can remember."
It takes about 3 months, Furberg said, to
do 35 or 40 casting calls for one season. Can-
didates are narrowed down in rounds of in-
terviews and one small group is flown to Los
Angeles for a final interview.


"We want to see everyone who shows up,
so we pace ourselves accordingly," Furberg
said.
All casting directors have different ways
of interviewing applicants.
Around Some play party games
Gainesville while others throw out a
debate topic.
TJ Goodman, co-owner of the pub, said
MTV called him about three weeks ago to pro-
pose the offer.
"My business partner and I still have no


idea why we were chosen," he said. "It was
an honor."
Furberg said producers often choose loca-
tions by interviewing students about their fa-
vorite places to go.
Applicants are required to bring a photo ID
and a recent picture of themselves. Applicants
must be over 18 and "appear to be between
the ages of 18 and 24."
Anyone unable to attend the open call can
still apply online. For more information visit
bunim-murray.com/ rwcasting.






FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5


Hooters restaurant in Gainesville closes abruptly

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Hooters, located at 3265 SW 34th St., usually decorated by the restaurant's colorful chairs and tables, is now empty. The
restaurant and sports bar is closed until further notice.


By HANNAH WINSTON
Alligator Writer

If you planned on eating Hooters' famous wings any-
time soon in Gainesville, think again.
Earlier this week both the Gainesville and Ocala loca-
tions of the sports bar closed, leaving only signs in the
windows to let customers know.
The local franchises were two of nine total restaurants
to close because of expired license agreements, according
to Alexis Aleshire, Hooters of America spokeswoman.
Aleshire wrote in an e-mail that both Owl's Eyes Inc.,
owner of seven Hooters in the Southeast, including the
ones in Ocala and Gainesville, and WOSG LLC, had not
met requirements to uphold their temporary license is-
sued by Hooters.
Loal She said that neither company kept
News up with compliance with the agreements
or payments that were due to Hooters of
America. She did not detail what those
agreements were. She also did not reply when asked how
much money was owed or how many jobs were lost with
the closing of the nine locations.
"We regret that Owl's Eyes' and WOSG's noncompli-
ance with their obligations has led to the closing of these
restaurants and we intend to consider the markets af-
fected for new Hooters development in the future," she
wrote.
Aleshire also said that the change had nothing to do
with the new owners of Hooters of America, Chanticleer
Holdings, an investment company. Instead, she pointed
to a long-term issue with both franchises. Representatives
from Owl's Eyes could not be reached for comment.


Lavender volunteered at the Krishna

lunches on the Plaza of the Americas I


LAVENDER, from page 1

Lavender, a sociology major and wom-
en's studies minor who grew up in West
Palm Beach, would have graduated in May.
She planned to become a paramedic.
Her family will be attending the gradua-
tion ceremony on April 30 and will receive
her diploma.
Lavender and Guerrero had been friends
since they were 2 years old.
They were surrogate sisters, Lavender's
sister Emily Keene, 29, said.
Lavender's mother died when she was
13, and Guerrero's mother helped take care
of her while Keene completed her degree at
the University of Central Florida.
"We were like the three amigos, and
then my mom left and then Stacie left,"
Keene said. "I know they'd want me to be
strong... and I'm going to try to do that."
Guerrero remembers how giving Laven-
der was. When Guerrero was about to give
birth to her son, Lavender finished her fi-
nals early to make sure she could be there.
"She was the first one to hold him. My
son is not even 2 and he still knows who
she is," Guerrero said. "It was sad, but
when we came up to her apartment, he
saw her door and started saying, 'Stacie,
Stacie.' I was like, 'Honey, she's not here.'
He had me look through the whole house
for her."
Lavender served Krishna lunch on cam-
pus as a volunteer and later an employee
for Gainesville Krishna House, offering
vegetarian food and a smile to everyone
who walked through the line, Schwefel,
the Krishna lunch director, said.
Many people knew Lavender as "the
blonde from Krishna lunch," he said.


He remembered Lavender telling him
about a time when a group recognized her
one night and did a Hare Krishna chant for
her.

"We as Hare Krishnas believe in
reincarnation. At some point the
body stops ... and we move to a
new body. Her soul is in a better
place. At the same time, I feel sad
because I lost a good friend."
Hanan Schwefel
director of Krishna lunch in Gainesville


"We as Hare Krishnas believe in reincar-
nation. At some point the body stops... and
we move to a new body. Her soul is in a
better place," he said. "At the same time, I
feel sad because I lost a good friend."
Sarah Manesh, Lavender's roommate,
said when Lavender wanted to do some-
thing, she just went out and did it, even if
no one came with her. Manesh plans to try
to live her life that way, too.
Saba Rahman, a UF senior who lived
with Lavender during their sophomore
year in Murphree Hall, said she would
miss her friend's adventurous spirit.
When Rahman called her at 2 a.m. one
day last year and asked Lavender to go
skydiving with her, she didn't ask any
questions. She just said yes, and she want-
ed to be the first one jumping out of that
plane.
"I'm not just sorry for the friendship
that I've lost, but I feel a lot of pity for the
people that aren't going to meet her," Rah-
man said. "She crammed a lot of living into
21 years. She really, really did."


Special to the Alligator
Stacie Lavender, a UF senior who sustained head injuries while learning how to ride
a motorcycle Saturday, died after being taken off life support Tuesday. Her family will
attend her graduation ceremony on April 30 and will be presented with her diploma.






6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


Editorial
We expect half of our readers will have a massive hang-
over when they see this, so we'll make it short.
And by short, we mean the same length as every other
week.
That's right: Although the streets ran green with beer
last night, your friends at the Editorial Board were hard at
work on this week's we-didn't-realize-everybody-in-a-10-
mile-vicinity-of-a-bar-has-Irish-blood edition of...



Darts & Laurels

We aren't the only ones who took notice of all the
green.
Governments the nation over have been trying to scale
back spending. While the politicians' hearts may be in the
right place - and that's giving them the benefit of the
doubt - we've been questioning many of their choices for
programs to cut.
We're giving you fair warning: Republicans may want
to stop reading now.
To begin, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted
to cut all federal funding to NPR. Although the measure is
unlikely to pass in the more temperate Senate, we're wor-
ried by the party-line voting to strip money from a valu-
able public resource. That's why we're aiming a DART at
House Republicans.
Apparently, $1 million is too much to pay for one of
the few reliable news sources our most isolated citizens
can access.
In the same economic vein, Wisconsin's governor got
his way last Friday with a union-busting bill that ends col-
lective bargaining for public employees. What good is a
union without such an ability? That's why we're lobbing a
DART at Scott Walker and his pals.
Not only have they hurt the people of their state, they're
also setting a precedent for others around the nation.
The harm they've done to teachers and students may
surpass the damage of a merit-based pay law in our state.
That's difficult to fathom, given that "merit" is determined
largely by students' FCAT scores, which we recognize as
meaningless garbage.
If you think students' critical thinking is at a low point
now, wait until teachers' bottom lines are dictated by the
test results. Because we became stupider by merely think-
ing about that prospect, we're pinning a DART on state
lawmakers.
We haven't doused Americans' need to learn yet, how-
ever.
In fact, our curiosity is alive and well. We aren't just
paranoid in the wake of Japan's post-earthquake nuclear
issues. Sure, some on the west coast are making a run for
iodine pills. But for the most part, lawmakers from both
sides of the aisle and their constituents are asking about
our nuclear power plants.
Even if it is born of fear, we think a genuine interest in
how we receive our power is always welcome. Knowledge
is a powerful weapon, after all. That's why we're giving a
LAUREL to nuclear power experts.
Thanks for -:11 I', i us through the issue in words we
can understand every day for the past week, even if you
had to deal with cable news anchors. You've started an
important discussion we needed to have.
As you can tell- other than St. Patty's Day- this
week's been sobering for us. But in the spirit of hope,
we're offering a final LAUREL and our condolences to the
people of Japan.
Here's hoping for a brighter week, Gators.


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Column

Smaller issues not federal concerns


he economy is in the tank. Unemployment is stag-
nant. The budget crisis has brought us to the brink
of a government shutdown. Libya is burning, and
Egypt is still in turmoil.
Last week, President Obama responded to this swirl-
ing mayhem by pouncing with laser-like precision and
finely honed intensity on the one issue that he has de-
cided needs addressing above all the rest.
Of course, I am talking about the issue of bullying
in schools.
Alongside his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, the
president hosted a summit at the White House to focus
on this problem. The course of the discussion featured
many of the predictable and stale platitudes about how
bullying over race, physical features or sexual orienta-
tion lead to bad grades and suicide.
Bullying is bad. I get it. However, that is not the issue
here. This episode sheds light on two primary problems
with big government.
First of all, this is not a federal issue. The president,
Congress, the Supreme Court and all other officials and
agencies in Washington have important and specific
duties. The men and women who have been elected
and appointed to perform those duties were selected
because of their perceived ability to competently and
faithfully execute them.
As the federal government has expanded, the du-
ties have become muddied, and the focus has been lost.
Washington bureaucracy has exploded to the point
where the bounds set around the jurisdiction of the
federal government have been obliterated, and the du-
ties of office are no longer defined. This is why we have
reached the point where Washington talks about obe-
sity, bullying and health care as much as securing our
borders, stabilizing the economy and stopping terror-
ism. The peripheral functions the government has as-
sumed have distracted our officials from the issues and


problems that really matter.
Secondly, this illustrates the
problems that occur when the fed-
eral government assumes responsi-
bility for issues that are best left to
the smallest government possible.
Bob Minchin As a conservative, I am a major
letters@alligatororg proponent of small government.
The concept of small government
comprises two major principles.
The first, and most commonly regarded, is that the fed-
eral government should be as small and unobtrusive
as possible. The second is that smaller governments
should have more direct influence in the lives of their
citizens than larger governments. That is, state and mu-
nicipal governments are more intimately linked with
the everyday lives of those within their jurisdictions
and thus should have greater control than the federal
government over the laws and codes that maintain or-
der within a community.
According to this principle, a teacher is the head of
classroom government, and a principal is the head of
school government. In the past, such individuals were
given the freedom to establish and maintain order and
discipline within their jurisdictions. Thanks to frivolous
lawsuits and warped conceptions of child -: - .:1-,..1..
however, higher governments have stepped in and
stripped away these rights. This has severely limited
the control that teachers and principals have over their
jurisdictions and the freedom they have to deal directly
with problems such as bullying.
If the federal government were to mind the business
for which it was designed, it would do less to create
problems that it then deems necessary to step in and
fix.
Bob Minchin is a fourth-year electrical engineering ma-
jor. His column appears on Fridays.


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Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets,
ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo,
920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873.
postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2


HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St
Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall.
Ceiling fans, porches, wd firs, some w/ W/D.
ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no
dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550
5-10-11-34-2


*FALL RENTAL-*
4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent
Call Eric @ 352-682-7424
Ask abt Family Discounts
Immediate Move-In Available
3-18-11-10-2


3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood.
1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood
floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available
5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352-
359-1270 3-25-11-15-2


Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to
Oaks Mall. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes.
Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by
4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum.
Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo.
call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmail.com
3-22-11-10-2


1 BR/1 BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet
complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/
mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-11-
10-2


OF-lFor Rent
unfurnished

MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC.
825 NW 13th Street
352-372-1494 x10
www.merrillmanagement.com

ST. CROIX APTS:
$475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts
3 BLKS TO UF & Downtown!
840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of
Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac.
Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue.

CIRCE APTS:
2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF
New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit
Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht.
216 SW 12th Street.

GRAD II Apts
1BR 1BA 1BLKTO UF
Central H &Air, Laundry
On site. $500/Mo
1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit
3-31-11-15-2

$385-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo
in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins
from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets,
W/D included, furnished common area.
352.514.3398. 3-31-15-2

*March Madness!*
Luxury 2/2s for Fall
College Park--across from UF!
Starting @ $550/room
Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee!
352-371-7777
3-31-11-13-2

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.
Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler
Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty
352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2

MIDTOWN - WALK TO CLASS
*2BR/1 BA, privacy fence, screened porch
$700/$350 each 1 BR avail now $450/mo.

Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-22-
11-5-2

3 Bed House
$695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF
Great Deal, Won't last long!
photos at rentalworkshop.com
352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379
3-22-11-5-2

1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA House
Wood floors, large screened-in back porch,
jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352)
258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st.
3-22-11-5-2

HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person
Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large
enclosed patio, utilities - cable - internet
included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave
395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2

****4/2 3962 W University Ave.****
Living room, dining room & family room,
close to campus, all appliances, W/D,
hot tub, fire place, screened porch,
Avail Aug1, $1400 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

****3401 NW 7th Place****
3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.All appliances,
W/D, closet campus, large yd. Small pets OK
Avail Aug.1, $1325 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****
Close to campus, all appliances,
W/D, central heat/air
Avail. Aug 1, $1400 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-5-11-15-2

*NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/lg loft
Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800
*2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new
BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood
Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937
3-22-5-2

*******STU DENTS******
1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments
available for August. All close to campus.
Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-20-
11-26-2


| unfurnished

2/1 Across from VA Hospital.
$550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/
$100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-22-
11-5-2


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
4-20-10-26-2




Gainesdlle Student Rentals .

---- Near UF ------
gainesvillestudentrentals.com
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
@4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500
*4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300
3-30-11-10-2


bedroom $509
Amazing townhome with everything included!
Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/
dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-377-
2801 4-20-25-2


bedroom $509
All inclusive townhome with everything in-
cluded! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture &
washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now:
352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2


Trying to find a place to live
stressing you out?


Call 352-375-7104 today!
trend4rent.com
4-20-24-25


UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT
TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible
students or professionals only. Plasma TV
incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/mo Aug on.
Summer only option oryr lease. 352-222-0211
3-23-11-5-2


2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo.
Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot.
Incl water, - mobile home lot $260/mo 352-
376-5887 4-20-11-24-2


4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice, bike
to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwasher,
garage, fenced yard, landscaped. No pets.
Avail Aug 16th - 1 year. 2806 NW 16th Ave.
$1690/mo. 352-665-8166 Iv mssg. 5-12-11-
26-2


*Walk to UF*
2,3,4,5 bedrooms Avail Aug
walk2uf.com
4-20-24-2


********4 BLKS to UF/Historic House*******
Cute, charming 3 bd/2 bth house, hrdwood,
tile, central AC, off street parking, W/D, patio,
small pets OK, $1350/mth, avail Aug 1102
NW4thAve, call 828.216.2565 3-24-5-2


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replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!


Don't wait!
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$325 Summer Sublease May-July for
Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4,
Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer,
utilities included $325! Many bus routes.
allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3


$729/mo new arlington square summer-sub-
lease may1-aug15 spacious studio, cable/
internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact
Steve 754.264.9500
melvin_flynt_01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3


1111 Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-20-70-4


Roommate wanted
New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bed-
room in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles
from UF
$550/month includes utilities & WiFi
Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4

COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00
MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE
IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING,
Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty
9-26-11-78-4

Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool-
side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed
internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils in-
cluded. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863-
634-1893. Available immediately.
3-29-10-4

Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all
inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF,
W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease.
Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740
angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com
3-22-5-4


J Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male
or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street
parking$450.00/mo.lncludes all utilities,
wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly
lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4

HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH
in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable,
internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200
NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman
can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762
3-22-5-4


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NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF
For Info on ALL Condo for Sale,
Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
4-20-70-5

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
4-20-70-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS - New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879
4-20-70-5

1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home.
Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in
Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than
2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave
message. 3-18-11-5-5

OPEN SUN., 1-3 PM. Exquisite 3BR/3BA,
2277 sq.ft. Craftsman home at 2351 NW31st
Place for sale in Townsend. Crown molding,
coffered ceilings, leaded glass doors, gour-
met kitchen (granite counters & stainless
appliances), custom cabinets, spa baths &
more. $299K. MLS 31880. Call Jackie Erney
at Prudential, (352) 328-1266. 3-18-1-5


8 1 Real Estate

ALABAMA WATERFRONT GRAND
OPENING-4/2 only-2 for 1 SALE! Buy
$39,900 Waterfront lot, get RV lot
ABSOLUTELY FREE! Direct Gulf access;
Limited supply. (888)392-9944 3-18-1-5


Furnishings

BED - QUEEN - $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 4-20-10-70-6
BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-20-10-70-6
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 4-20-10-70-6
BED - KING - $200 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in plas-
tic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can
deliver. 4-20-70-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850
(352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6


SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846
4-20-70-6

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 4-20-70-6

**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.
4-20-70-6

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. 4-20-70-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard,
Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell,
can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6

Furniture for sale-Like New. Reasonable!
UF Student Graduating. Queen Bed, Triple
Dresser & Chest, 2 Night Stands, Liv.
Room-Sofa, Love Seat, Desk Workstation
& Leather Chair, TV Stand, Cocktail Table.
$1,500 call 954-275-4008
3-31-11-10-6


Computer


CASH PAID for Laptops
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
4-20-10-70-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-20-10-70-7




***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
4-20-10-70-10

GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie - 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10

RUG LIQUIDATION SALE! 75% Off Every
Rug. FREE SHIPPING/BUY NOW. 200,000
Rugs Must Go www.eSaleRugs.com
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New Life Community
Chapel
New Life Community Chapel
Westside Park Rec Center
Sunday at 10 30 AM www.
newlilecommnunitvchapel org
phone:(352)214-4462



Chabad Lubavitch
Jewish Student Center
Your home away from home
Friday Night Live'
Services 8 Shabbat Dinner
7-30pm Fall Spring
352-336-5877
2021 NW 5th Ave
(~ 5 blocks north of the stadium
www.JewishCator.coni


Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
1700 NW 341h St
Cainesville, FL 32653


Phone: 352-376-9940
Worship Sunday 10:30 a.m.
You are always welcome!


Gator Wesley Center
United Method Campus Mirn.
www.gatorwesley.com
Worship - Sundays ' 11 la.m
) Bible Study Wednesdays ,d,
7pm
1380 W. University Ave


Grace United Methodist
I Sunday Worship 8 9 8 10 45
9325 W Newberry RD.
352-332-8770 giaceil oig
cnaylor@giacefl oig
www gracepasspoil oig

Mt. Pleasant United
Methodist Church
'Commit thy way unto the Loid
Worship Seivices Sundays-9am.
Sunday School- 11.00 am
Bible Study Tues. - Noon 8 6pm
630 NW 2nd St
Gainesville Fla 3260 1
352-372-4872


Rev. Geraldine McClellan Pastor
Transpoilation Available

Trinity United Methodist
Contemporary
Tuinity United Methodist Con-
temporary: Fridays at 6 35pmn
Sunday at 8 15 9 40 and
I lam. 4000 NW 53rd Ave
376 6615
www.T inityGNV.oig


Wesley United
Methodist Church
Sunday School 9:30am
Worship (blended) 10:45am
4 Potato bake Is[ Sunday of each
I ontih.
p 826 NW 231d Ave


Glen Springs
Glen Springs Church of Christ
Experience a loving spiritual
family filled with grace and
God s word.
Please join LUS on Sundays
College Bible Class 9 00am
Woiship Assembly. 10.00am
and Wednesday Evenings Col-
lege Bible Class 7 30prn Foi
mole Inio Call 352 378.8031
or www.knowmy Jesus coin

University City Church
of Christ
Gators lor Chiist campus
ministry college group meets at
University City church on Sun-
days at 9am and Wednesdays
at 7pm - practical application
fiorn Cod s woid plus service
projects large gIoup events
free meals and much movie.
(directions and events calendar
at www galotsfoichiist oigi


Covenant Presbyterian
Church
1001 NW 98th Street
Loving God by Seiving Oth-
eis www.covenantpresby-
telianchurch.org - covenant-
in. presb580..'4bellsouth net
Sunday Worship 10 00am
Small Group Bible Studies on
Monday Tuesday 8 Thursdays


First Presbyterian
Church
Sunday Worship. 8:30 8
S10.55am
College Ministry
Trajectory Wednesday Nights.
7 30pm - Discipleship Studies,
recreational activities Missions
and Evangelism' Set the Trajec-
tory of Your Life on Chlist. Col-
lege Cafe. Free Home cooked
meal after 10.55am Service.

Kanapaha Presbyterian
Church
Kanapaha Piesbytelian Churdch
Sunday Worship: 8 30am
Free breakfast Contemporary
Worship
9 50am Sunday School for
all ages 11 00am Traditional
Worship in historic Kanapaha
Sanctuary Archer Road at 75th
Ten ace fot more info call
352-378-9080 or go to
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HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
* www.NS4L.com
4-20-10-70-11


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
4-20-10-70-11

**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271
www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-20-
10-70-11

***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale!
All models between $200 - $400 off! All come
with one year parts and labor warranties!
Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast!
352-376-6275 www.GatorMoto.com 4-20-
l 11-35-11


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FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S
ORunning or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 17 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12
CARS - CARS Buy6Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-20-70-12

WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980
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Autos


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?-**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
4-20-70-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
3-31-10-38-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

92 Eagle Talon $1699
89 Ford Bronco II $1499
97 Pontiac Transport $1499
96 Chevy Blazer $1999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12

98 Cadillac Deville $1999
95 Ford Explorer $1999
98 Ford Expolorer $1999
97 Lincoln Town car $1999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12


98 Landrover Discovery $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $4999
99 Ford F150 $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
352-338-1999 4-20-70-12


SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Certified vehicles
No credit check
Move vehicles $500 & up!
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
No credit check, buy here pay here
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12

02 Dodge Neon $4500
00 Chevy 3500 $5900
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 Ford Taurus $6999
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12


05 Saturn Ion $7999
04 Toyota Corolla $7999
04 Kia Sorento $8999
03 Nissan Altima $9999
352-375-9090 4-20-70-12


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
Over 150 vehicles in stock!
352-338-1999 4-20-67-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Bring W2 and drive home today!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans
30 Day Warranty
352-375-9090 4-20-67-12


We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc...
Bring your title and get CASH TODAY!
Call Gary at 352-682-8838,
email dlimotors@yahoo.com or
stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-
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I Wanted



LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009.
4-20-70-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds,
guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you
sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090
4-20-70-13


The American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!
VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED
to transport cancer patients to treatment.
Flexible schedule.
Training and liability insurance provided.
Please call
352-240-5053 if interested.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH:
*Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace.
*Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti &
other places. Call 352-219-6948
3-25-11-70-13


Help Wanted


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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
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 4-20-10-
70-14

$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
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455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14

***ATTENTION SMOKERS !***
**Do you want to quit smoking?**
Smokers needed to participate in a smoking
cessation study. You may be compensated.
Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 870-
6509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com
4-20-20-14


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Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
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Hiring for Spring Semester
Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES
$8.50-$9.00/hr + Bonus
Great Resume Builder
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720 S.W. 2nd Ave Suite 156
3-25-11-21-14


Earn $1000 to $3200 per month
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Brand new home, perfect for college student,
quiet community. 3 bed, two bath. Wont last.
699/mo Call 904-992-0141 3-18-11-10-14


Wil Help Wanted


HOME HEALTH AGENCY now hiring RN,
LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT & PTA, OTAto fill PRN
or FT positions. Great pay. 352-284-2336 or
send resume to 352-373-2254. Work avail-
able now. 4-1-11-20-14


Lifeguard-Certification Required
$12.00/hour. Weekend Work.
State Mental HIth Treatment Fac
Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-31-
18-14


The Village, an upscale retirement commu-
nity, is seeking a full-time Nurse Manager.
The ideal candidate will have the following
skills / experience:
- Current and valid license in the State of
Florida as an RN
- Experience with Memory Support
- One to three years experience in a geriatric
setting
- One to three years management experi-
ence
- Excellent interpersonal skills
-Please see www.thevillageonline.com/jobs
for more information! 3-28-11-14-14


CARE GIVER needed for Autistic 24 year
old man. $12-$14 per hour Experience or
training with special needs a plus. Email
oc4444@bellsouth.net or fax to 352 371
3320 3-18-11-5-14


Web Design Internship
in busy marketing department
$10 hr. & monthly travel stipend
Ocala, Florida
352.291.4537 ext. 7444
human_resources@otowfl.com
DFWP/EOE
3-18-11-5-14


P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now
through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required.
Must have reliable transportation have expe-
rience with kids under 3, patience, creativity.
Email nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-18-11-
5-14


MEDICAL ASSISTANT
PT or FT for a doctor's office.
Experience preferred.
Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com
3-21-11-5-14


Love writing? Looking for writers for origi-
nal articles & product descriptions for
multiple IT websites. Earn up to $150-$300/
wk from your location. Must have excellent
grammar & writing skills. 626-602-5254
4-12-11-20-14


Remedy Staffing now offers Free Video
Resumes. Add to you Facebook profile,
Linkedin and many other social sites.
Call 672.6080 x-3 or email
stephenw@remedystaff.com to schedule.
4-12-11-20-4


Bookkeeper - PT for immigration law firm.
5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro.
1 yr commitment. Resumes to
robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com.
3-22-11-5-14


Receptionist - PT for immigration law firm.
28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus.
Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment.
Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com.
3-22-11-5-14


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J lIl Help Wanted


City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today
at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14


Horse experience?
Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as
our therapy program grows.
Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714
3-21-11-4-14


Quality child caring center is looking for dedi-
cated people who love working with children.
FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA
in education. Benefits available with FT.
Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-22-11-5-14


Hairdresser needed at Headlines
in Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel
and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at
375-7833 for more information.
3-22-11-5-14


VIDEO SPECIALISTwanted at the University
of Florida Center for Instructional Technology
and Training. Video position requires exper-
tise with sound, video and lighting equipment
as well as Adobe Premiere. Position is full
time and future Teams position is possible.
Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. standik@ufl.
edu, online application at http://www.citt.ufl.
edu/employment.php. 3-22-11-5-14


F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, sal-
ary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-
371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14


J lWIl Help Wanted


Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time),
starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr af-
terwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email
resume to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-22-
11-5-14


OFFICE ASSISTANT 15-40 hrs/wk - M-F,
9am-6pm. $7.25/hr. Excellent Word, typing,
internet & Excel skills. Indicate available
hours, major, graduating semester.
OMA.office@yahoo.com 3-18-11-3-14


LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply
in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038
NW 10th place near 1-75 and Newberry Rd or
9513 NW39thAve & 1-75 3-29-11-10-14


PT/FT PINCH-A-PENNY Retail Associate
Florida's largest retail pool supply store is
seeking upbeat, motivated, charismatic indi-
viduals to join their crew! This individual must
have flexible work hours within the week, in-
cluding and not limited to the weekends, and
holidays etc. Customer service is a given, and
pool knowledge is a plus! Individuals must
be able to lift 401lbs, punctual, & 18 years or
older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14


BARN HELP
Sunday only in exchange for lessons
or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility.
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149
4-20-26-14


PT NANNY needed M-F start by MAR 28;
min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk; travel w/ mom;
3yr old / 10 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs;
Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, &
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-23-
11-5-14


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lll Help Wanted


Account Director/Project Manager wanted
for Gainesville web design company. Web
design/marketing experience required. Email
resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-30-
14


Web Designer wanted for Gainesville web de-
sign company. Outstanding graphic design,
Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, XHTML &
CSS experience required. Email resume to
hr@352media.com 5-24-11-30-14


Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville
web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL
Server, HTML, XML experience required.
Email resume to hr@352media.com. 5-24-
11-30-14


The Village, an upscale retirement
community, is looking for CNAs and
LPNs to join our team. Experience in
Assisted Living is preferred. Part time
and PRN available. Competitive salary
and a great working environment.
For more information or to apply, please visit
www.thevillageonline.com/jobs The Village is
an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace. 5-17-11-27-14


First Care of /
Gainesville

No Appointment Needed! RTS
(352) 373-2340 #5 & #43
4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10
www.firstcareofgainesville.com


J ll Help Wanted


The Village, an upscale retirement com-
munity, is hiring! Multiple part time and full
time Life Coach positions available in both
Independent and Assisted Living. Come
and be a part of our growing team! These
positions play a support role in planning, or-
ganizing, and implementing our life enrich-
ment program that promotes total health and
wellness of each resident living here at The
Village. The ideal candidate will have experi-
ence conducting group programs with strong
interpersonal skills. Understanding and pas-
sion for working with older adults is a must. In
addition to experience with social programs,
individuals with a theology background and/or
fitness experience are encouraged to apply.
please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs
5-17-11-27-14


PROPERTY MANAGER
PT- Friendly, energetic person.
Requires good communication skills,
sales &/or mgmt. exp. & computer
knowledge. Great benefits. Must be
avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC
2770 NW43rd St., Ste. B DFWP
4-20-11-24-14





LEASING AGENT PT
Friendly, energetic person. 20-30 hrs./wk.
Exp. preferred. Hourly & bonus. Must be
avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC
2770 NW43rd St., Ste. B DFWP
4-20-11-24-14


Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis


ACROSS
1 Hardly a walk in
the park
5 "American
9 Provoke
13 Russo of "Tin
Cup"
14 Heavyweight
fight?
15 Snoring cause,
perhaps
17 Lodging surplus?
19 Settles in
20 Versace
creation?
22 Blotter letters
25 However,
contracted
26 Bygone Chrysler
27 Target of a
military press
29 Animal rights org.
31 Penn et al.: Abbr.
32 Backed up, in a
way
35 Quad building
37 Misplaced Yogi
and Smokey?
42 Limo occasion
43 Maker of pianos
and bikes
45 Pacific salmon
49 Scholarship drive
donor
51 Carnival starting
point?
52 Blood
specification
54 "Gotcha!"
57 Hydroelectric
structure
58 Plant at
Sotheby's?
61 Busted
62 Investment in fine
fabric?
66 acid
67 "Night" author
Wiesel
68 Way-back-when
time
69 Coatrack items
70 Just slightly
71 Classic theater
name

DOWN
1 What's a little
past due?
2 Name fit for a
king?
3 Tonsillitis M.D.


4 "Felicity" star
Russell
5 Thomas of the
NBA
6 Maker of tires
and tennis balls
7 Present
opening?
8 Silicon Valley city
9 Grammy
category
10 Met
expectations?
11 Supplement
12 Reveals
16 Clubs: Abbr.
18 One of two
authorized U.S.
iPhone carriers
21 Close at hand
22 Flap
23 _ Ration
24 Designer Gucci
28 "My country ..."
30 Swelling
33 Additive sold at
Pep Boys
34 Pembroke or
Cardigan dogs
36 Start of an
apology
38 View from
Edinburgh


39 Band aid?
40 Bust
41 2000 World
Series stadium
44 Ready for battle
45 Army attack
helicopter
46 Cloverleaf
component
47 Duff
48 Pleasure trip, and
a hint to this
puzzle's theme


50 Flowering plant
used for food by
the Aztecs
53 Yucatan
youngsters
55 Hoofed it
56 Roker and Rosen
59 Bank deposit?
60 About 10 trillion kil.
63 Valentine symbols
64 '80s-'90s Honda
model
65 Critical


ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:
BTEN GEIKO GASH
AUD I I XNAY RULE
BR I I SHELE VATOR
AFTER AWE ETHER
ASL PRE
FOOT WEAR I NSERT
COULEE RAGE RIO
ALTE EGADS LULU
R ID STUB K EEPER
BOO T I NSP I I fI TS
ORE IN IN
Y CO LLOX EX PEL
H I TCH H I K ERSR I DE

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2T ERR H TE S T Y ENIS


03/18/11


03/18/11


J lll Help Wanted


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1+ year experience with school age children
Strong leadership & communication skills
Sunday 9am-noon. $13-$15/hr, DOE
Must be CPR & first aid certified
Apply in person: M-F 8am-4pm
United Church of Gainesville
1624 NW 5th Avenue
www.ucgainesville.org
4-1-11-11-14

Good family looking for FT nanny. Must be
responsible, enthusiastic, and nurturing.
Great compensation. Job may be split be-
tween 2 people if needed. Serious replies to
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MOTHER'S HELPER FOR 5AND 7YR OLD.
M-F 2:30-5:30. Student of sp. needs with exp
pref. Loving, good driver, reliable car must.
Good pay + std mileage. Send resume and
references to alligatornanny@gmail.com
3-24-11-5-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer!
Summer Camp, Aquatics, Gymnastics,
Office, Rockwall, Cheer,
Dance, Cleaning/Maint., Drivers.
Applications at www.suncountrysports.com.
Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info.
Camp interviews begin 3/22!
3-24-11-5-14

SMOKERS NEEDED
...to participate in a study assessing the
effects of various activities on smoking.
Compensation will be provided! If inter-
ested, call 336-406-3706 or email us at
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WAITPERSON
Experienced, full service. Evenings
& weekends. Apply in person 3-5pm,
NAPOLATANO'S, 606 NW 75th St. 3-23-
11-4-14

17 DRIVERS NEEDED! Top 5% Pay!
Excellent Benefits New Trucks Ordered!
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Between High School and College? Over
18? Drop that entry level position. Earn
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Young Business Group. Paid Training.
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Drivers Earn Up to 390/mi HOME SEVERAL
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/ Guaranteed Job? Offering Sponsored
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Services


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Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
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prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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tech? Express Training offers courses, days,
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0069 to schedule an appointment today
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WtI Health Services


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* FREE HIV TESTING 0
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GatorWell Health Promotion Svs.
Call 273-4450 for appointment. 3-18-11-
5-16

Internal Medicine doctors at the University
of Florida are currently looking for people
with poorly controlled Type 2 (adult onset)
diabetes who may also have low Vitamin D
level for a clinical study. The study will look
at the effect of Vitamin D replacement on im-
proving your diabetes control. Study-related
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tion may be provided for your time. Please
contact Karen Brezner at 352-273-8661.
3-30-11-11-16

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couple seeks to adopt. Financially secure.
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Sports
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


Brantley ready for clean slate in 2011

m THE QUARTERBACK IS A MORE NATU-
RAL FIT IN UF'S PRO-STYLE OFFENSE.

By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

Perhaps more so than any other player on
Florida's roster, John Brantley entered the spring
practice season in need of a fresh start.
The quarterback struggled throughout a dis-
appointing junior season, throwing more inter-
ceptions (10) than touchdowns (nine) and seem-
ingly never ending his comfort zone in Urban
Meyer's spread-option offense.
The Gators have only had one spring practice
under offensive coordinator Charlie Wels and
the new coaching staff, but there already ap-
pears to be a new sense of optimism surround-
ing Brantley as Florida's signal-caller.
"I'm not saying that I know everything right
now, but I'm getting more comfortable with it,"
Brantley said. "We're a long way from where we
want to be, but it was a good start yesterday."
Heading into the offseason, Brantley's future
at Florida appeared to be up in the air, as he said
he would reevaluate his future with the Gators
and rumors circulated about him transferring.
But he never left, he said Thursday, and he is
hoping to leave his poor performance and lack
of confidence behind him.
"That's the past. I've moved on," Brantley
said. "That's what's good about this new coach-
ing staff. You start anew, start from scratch and
build from there."
Weis and head coach Will Muschamp said
they expect Brantley to simply manage the game
as a traditional drop-back passer throwing out
of a pro-style offense, something that is better
suited to his abilities.
Brantley's experience won't guarantee him a
starting spot, and the three quarterbacks on the
Gators' spring depth chart - Brantley, Tyler.. ......-
Murphy and Jeff Driskel - are learning the new
system at an even pace.
"We're all at the same level, so we're all help- Special to the Alligator/ UF Communications
ming each other," Brantley said. "There's a lot Florida quarterback John Brantley, looking for a fresh start after a disap-
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 pointing 2010 season, throws UF's first spring practice Wednesday.


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports.org


If you want to dance, heed warnings or prepare


j' "ey man, I hate to ruin your va-

in Italy. An FDNY captain, he's on his first va-
cation in six years. But a bookmaker is never
on holiday.
"Dominick got arrested last night."
He says, "How bad is it?"
"I can't talk over the phone. Come back to
the states. It's pretty bad."
Dominick's our muscle. When gamblers
"lay down," he changes their minds.
Our office has a 50-50 deal with Dom. We
sell him bad debt. How he collects is his busi-
ness. He makes a buck, and people learn they


can't rob our office.
We're firemen, not tough guys. We can't
threaten anybody. Dom's had a casual ap-
proach to violence since first grade. He always
had a screw loose.
Our first "lay downs" are small. We eat the
losses or settle things ourselves. But as the of-
fice grows, so do the problems.
Red, my other partner, comes up with a
new player: "Karl bets everything - hockey,
r: .I rl: l, :. ..- l i::.l, you name it. Karl sends it
in."
We're established. We have 300 players.
We've been in action five years. We welcome
high rollers. Our line is sharp and updated fre-


Bill O'Connor
Confessions of a
New York Bookie
sports@alligator org


quently. It's not easy to
catch us napping.
The first week, Red's
new player beats us for
$32,000. We pay him,
no problem.
The second week, he
beats us for $18,000. We
pay him, no problem.
The third week, we
beat him for $40,000.
He says, "Go f***


yourself."
Big problem.
Someone loses and cries poverty, it's under-


to pay the piper
standable. Someone's in over his head, no one
wants to get tough. We want our money, and
we don't want to lose a customer. We work out
installments. No juice, just a payment plan.
Gambling's an addiction. Things happen.
It's part of the business. But Karl's a thief. He
beat us for $50,000 in two weeks. Now, Karl
loses $40,000, and he's not even making an
excuse.
By telling us to shag off, Karl's saying
you're not connected. You're nobody. I ain't
paying.
We have to find out is whether or not Karl's
a gangster. If he's a made guy, we're screwed.
SEE BILL, PAGE 16


U Check out our website all weekend for updates
from the Gators' second NCAA Tournament game,
including beat writer Greg Luca on our Twitter (@al-
ligatorSports) and columnist Adam Berry (@adamd-
berry), who will be courtside in Tampa.


U Keep an eye on www.alligator.org/bracket_2011 for
live scoring updates in our online NCAA Tournament
bracket challenge. Sports editor Adam Berry lost one
Sweet Sixteen team (13-seed Belmont) but accurately
picked underdogs Morehead State and Richmond.


U Florida jumps coach Dick Booth was named the U.S.
Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation
National Men's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year on
Thursday. Booth's jumpers scored 30 of the Gators' 52
points in the indoor national championship.


New staff's


enthusiasm


excites UF

By TYLER JETT
Alligator Staff Writer
tjett@alligator org

Solomon Patton sees one major differ-
ence with Florida this year: "The swag
is back."
Patton, a sophomore wide receiver,
said he is more excited about the team
now than he was at this point last year,
when he enrolled a semester early to
participate in spring practices. The most
important reason for this enthusiasm,
he said, is the attitude of the team's new
coaching staff.
"Our generation, we call it'swag,' and
I feel like the whole coach-
ming staff has got swag," he
said. "They bring swag to
us. That just makes us play
Football with a good, swagged-out
OOtal attitude."
In particular, Patton is
eager to work with Aubrey Hill, his new
position coach. Hill, who played at Flor-
ida from 1991-94, comes to Gainesville
after three seasons with Miami.
Last year, the Hurricanes' two lead-
ing receivers, Leonard Hankerson and
Travis Benjamin, caught 115 passes for
1,899 yards. The Gators' most prolific
pass-catchers, Deonte Thompson and
Trey Burton, combined for 70 catches for
780 yards.
Patton noticed Miami's receivers
looked relaxed on the field, something
SEE RECEIVERS, PAGE 16






FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 13


UF looks to end year with NIT title


By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

The Gators have something in
common with their opening-round
opponent in the Women's National
Invitation Tournament on Friday.
Both teams, Florida and UMBC,
foresaw themselves playing for a
championship at season's end.
But that usually means NCAA,
not NIT.
"UMBC is a very talented and
well-coached team," Florida coach
Amanda Butler said. "They have
first-team all-conference members in
their starting five. They have some
players who can really score.
"They've also played great com-
pettion. Like several teams, they are
probably surprised they aren't in the
NCAA Tournament."
Butler was
likely referring to
her own squad, at
least a little bit.
Women's H o w e v e r,
Basketball Butler and the
Gators (18-14,
7-9 Southeastern
Conference) aren't letting a some-
what disappointing season damper
their spirits heading into Friday's
matchup with the Retrievers (20-11,
13-3 America East) at 7 p.m. in the
O'Connell Center.
"We knew that we were a post-
season team when the year began,
and twists and turns throughout the
season have brought us here," But-
ler said. "We're excited about hav-
ing an opponent to prepare for and
to have a team to focus on in practice
this week."
Florida won two games over
Tournament teams down the stretch,


Florida women's basketball coach Amanda Butler isn't letting an of-
ten disappointing regular season affect the Gators' NIT preparation.
and after a loss to Tennessee in the The Gators made it to a field of
second round of the Southeastern 64, and while it's not the one they
Conference Tournament, Butler said i. I,,,11 envisioned, their sights
she thought Florida deserved to be remain set on capturing a champi-
in the field of 64. onship this season.


UF SWIMMING

Gators women recover from slow start, in 10th after Day I


By MELISSA PENDER
Alligator Writer

After a rough morning at the 2011 NCAA
Women's Swimming and Diving Champion-
ships, Florida bounced back to finish the first
day in 10th place with 53 points.
Junior Sarah Bateman had the Gators' high-
est finish of the day, taking sixth place (22.15)
in the 50-yard freestyle finals, improving on
her eighth-place standing in the preliminary
round. Bateman received All-American hon-
ors but said she wishes her time had been bet-


ter.
"I was happy with the 50 free, but I knew
I could have gone faster like I did at SECs,"
she said.
Junior Shara Stafford received honorable
mention All-American honors for her fourth-
place (22.45) finish in the "B" finals of the 50
free. The award was her seventh career All-
American award, tying a team best.
Freshman Elizabeth Beisel also placed in
the finals and received All-American honors,
taking eighth place (4:42.18) in the 500 free.
The Gators missed the "A" finals in both


relays, which UF coach Gregg Troy said would
be instrumental to the team's success.
The team of Bateman, Stafford, freshman
Ellese Zalewski and sophomore Jamie Bohu-
nicky finished first in the 200 free relay "B"
finals. Meanwhile, Beisel, Bateman, Stafford
and freshman Hilda Luthersdottir took sixth
in the "B" finals of the 400 medley relay.
"The team competed hard today, but it just
wasn't enough," Bateman said. "We have to
swim much better tomorrow."
Troy agreed his team needs to step up if it
wants to win another NCAA title, but he said


he was happy with the results at the end of the
day.
"We swam a lot better tonight than we did
this morning," Troy said. "We have to regroup,
come back tomorrow and race tough. We have
a long ways to go."
After Day 1 last season, when UF went on
to win their first national championship in 28
years, Florida was in fourth with 107 points.
Day 2 of competition begins today at
noon. There will be five individual swimming
events, two swimming relays and one diving
competition


AApply now for Student Advisory boards

AApplications are now out to serve on the following student committees: the
O'Connell Center Advisory Board, the Recreational Sports Board, and the
T Reitz Union Board of Managers. Serve UF, gain valuable leadership
experience, and help make decisions that benefit all students at UF. 2011
Student Advisory Board Applications can be downloaded from
http://www.ufsa.ufl.edu under the "Recent Updates" section.
Terms for year student advisory board are an entire school year (Fall 2011 to
Spring 2012). Qualifications include being a full-time UF student (12 hours
undergraduate, 9 hours graduate), a minimum 2.75 cumulative OPA, and not
i Don Conduct Probation.
Turn in hard copy applications (and a typed resume) to the Office of the
Vice President for Student Affairs in 155 Tigert Hall by Monday, March 21
at 4 pm. If you have questions, please see the application for more details or
e-mail Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa at jmastro(iufl.edu.


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Florida dominates UCSB

in every facet of game

HOOPS, from page 1

we're on a mission.
The next hurdle UF faces in trying to reach its goal is a con-
test Saturday against seventh-seeded UCLA, which beat No.
10-seed Michigan State 78-76 immediately after Florida's win.
To prepare despite the quick turnaround, the Gators re-
turned to their hotel rather than sticking around to scout their
next opponent in person.
Macklin said the team would hold a meeting late Thursday
or early today to hear the scouting report on their next adver-
sary. That leaves the Gators with one practice session, which
Donovan hopes will be enoul, .* *.. - i "' three days of strong
focus and preparation prior to UCSB.
"These guys understand what's at stake," Donovan said.
"They realized what happened today, the
margin of victory - that's not going to be
the case next game.
"They got their legs under them, and
they've seen the atmosphere and got a win.
Now, can we come back and ... have the
same kind of focus we've had the last three
Parsons days?"
That strong week of practice led to UF
dominating UCSB in almost every statistical category.
The Gators scored at will, amassing a 58.1 shooting percent-
age. The team was equally stout on the defensive end, holding
the Gauchos to just 27.3 percent from the field en route to a
43-19 halftime lead.
Amid rampant criticism that the team didn't deserve a No.
2 seed, Florida did everything it could to prove itself against
inferior competition.
"We wanted to focus on winning and block out what people
were saying," sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said. "We just
wanted to come out and play our best game both offensively
and defensively."


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s There is far more action happening in the Florida sports world this weekend than spring football practice and the NCAA Tournament.
W ha t s o n th e W e|b Check out our website at alligatorSports.org for more on the following stories.


Track and Field
Indoor season ends, outdoor
campaign set to begin
After junior jumper Will Claye
dominated during Florida's
2011 NCAA Indoor Champi-
onship, the Gators are prepar-
ing for the outdoor season,
which starts this weekend in
Orlando. Florida will send eight
athletes from the women's
team to compete in the Black
and Gold Challenge.


Men's Golf
Gators looking to regain old form
A sixth-place finish in February's John
Hayt Invitational and a third-place
showing at the Bandon Dunes Cham-
pionship have left the Florida men's
golf team searching for answers.
The Gators are looking to rediscover
the form that helped them start their
spring campaign with three consecu-
tive tournament titles. No. 5 Florida
is looking to get back on track this
weekend at the Schenkel Invitational.


Softball
Walton sees Coyle as Gators' next star
Tim Walton has coached some great
players in his career - Stacey Nelson, Kim
Waleszonia, Francesca Enea, Stephanie
Brombacher and so on. But UF softball's
all-time winningest coach feels he has a
future star in freshman shortstop Cheyenne
Coyle. The California native has started all
28 games, displaying her powerful bat and
smooth glove early in her Florida career.
Coyle and the rest of the No. 2 Gators will
travel to take on Ole Miss this weekend.


Tennis
No. 13 men's team falls to No. 3 USC at home
For the fourth time this season, Florida showed its
weakness against a top-ranked opponent, drop-
ping a tight 4-3 match to Southern California.
The No. 13 Gators (11-4, 4-0) came out strong
Thursday evening, winning two of the three doubles
matches to claim the first point over the No. 3
Trojans (14-2).
Hopes were high at Linder Stadium at that point,
with one of the largest home crowds of the season
on hand to watch Florida battle the two-time de-
fending national champions.


Lacrosse
Gators to test undefeated home
start Saturday Behind a frenzied
attack that has simply outrun its
opponents and a stingy defense
that has allowed only 7.2 goals per
game at home, No. 10 Florida (7-
1) has jumped out to a perfect 6-0
start at Dizney Stadium. Despite
piling up several wins against lower
competition, Gators will face a true
test at home on Saturday at 1 p.m
against No. 11 Syracuse.


Rosa Taveras / Alligator Stafl


UF seeks to improve timely hitting

By TOM GREEN
Alligator Writer
tgreen@alligator org

Despite being the top-ranked
team in the nation and getting off
to the program's best start since
1992, coach Kevin O'Sullivan has
one concern about his squad head-
ing into Southeastern Conference
play.
When No. 1 Florida (15-2) trav-
els to Baton Rouge, La., to open
a three-game series against No. 8
LSU (16-1) tonight at 7, O'Sullivan
hopes his team can overcome a
problem that has plagued it the
last two games: leaving runners
on base.

"If you ask any coach at
any level, it's one of those
things: Good teams hit with
runners in scoring position.
They have a better ap-
proach, they don't pull off;
they're aggressive early in
the count."
Kevin O'Sullivan
UF baseball coach


Over the last two games - an
8-6 win against Rhode Island and
a 5-4 extra-inning victory against
FSU - Florida has stranded a
combined 25 men, including a
season-high 13 against the Semi-
noles.
"I don't know how you work
on it, to be honest with you,"
O'Sullivan said. "It's a frustrat-
ing thing. ... I think if you did that
10 times in a row, you'll probably
lose nine out of the 10."
While he might not know how
to fix the problem, Florida's skip-
per understands why his team is
struggling to plate those runners.
He believes the Gators need to
do a better job not falling behind
in the count and getting quality
at-bats in those situations.
Two times each against URI
and FSU, UF ended an inning with
the bases loaded.
Florida also stranded runners
in scoring position in eight other
innings.
In the bottom of the ninth
against FSU, Brian Johnson sin-
gled to lead off the inning, and
pinch runner Paul Wilson stole


UF second baseman Josh Adams said the Gators have been working
on situational hitting in practice, hoping to strand fewer baserunners.


second and moved to third on a
wild pitch.
However, Florida squandered
the opportunity, as the next three
batters went down in order.
Those missed chances nearly
cost the Gators against the Rams
and the Seminoles.
Florida could have easily se-
cured both games or put them out
of reach with a couple of quality
at-bats in those situations.
"If you ask any coach at any
level, it's one of those things,"
O'Sullivan said. "Good teams hit
with runners in scoring position."
"They have a better approach.
They don't pull off. They're ag-
gressive early in the count."


Second baseman Josh Adams
said the only way to get over the
hump is through repetition.
The Gators have recently been
working on situational hitting in
practice against their own pitch-
ers, he added.
But the senior knows his team
can't continue to blow those scor-
ing opportunities if it hopes to
open SEC play with a big series
win in Baton Rouge.
"We got lucky," Adams said
of the last two games. "Against
really, really good teams, they're
going to take advantage of that.
"And we'd be lucky to come
out with a win if we leave that
many runners stranded again."


Florida ready to


defend SEC title

By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

By making a conscious effort to push tomorrow out
of their minds, the Gators have strived tirelessly to avoid
jumping ahead of themselves throughout the season.
But the time to focus on the Southeastern Conference
Championships is finally here, and it's become their top
priority.
No. 1 Florida, the defending SEC champion, will com-
pete in what its gymnasts call the funniestt meet ever" on
Saturday in Birmingham, Ala.
On top of facing six conference squads, the stage set for
the competition will present a different surface beneath the
gymnasts' bare feet.
The SECs are performed on a podium, which is a raised,
championship-style floor that has bouncier equipment, re-
quiring the gymnasts to work arduously to control their
bodies on the springy surfaces.
Sophomore Ashanee Dickerson remembers being intro-
duced to the format for the first time in last year's SECs.
"It was hard trying to get used to it," Dickerson said.
"Once the first event was over, you knew what you had to
do, and it was fine after that."
UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the athletes will have to
make adjustments, including backing
up their runs on vault so they don't
overshoot. They will also have to be
extra careful not to gain too much mo-
Gymnastics mentum, causing them to go out of
bounds on their floor routines.
Although the Gators don't have a
podium to practice on in their home practice facilities, the
team held a mock meet this weekend to mimic the upcom-
ing competition as well as possible.
Compared to the intrasquad meets the gymnasts have
performed in all season, Faehn said Saturday's was phe-
nomenal.
"Normally when we have an intrasquad, there's a little
bit less i_ i.-_ - - because it's not the actual competition,"
Faehn said. "It didn't happen this time. They were really
up."
And being "up" is something UF will have to squeeze
every last drop out of come 5 p.m. Saturday.
With the podium, the teams have to stay in a designated
corral, separating the performing athlete from her cheer-
ing teammates. This stains the usual screaming huddles in
which the Gators engulf the performing gymnast after the
close of her routine.
"You're on a stage and it's your show time," sophomore
Liz Green said. "Even though our team has to stay in a cor-
ral down on the podium, it's kind of like you try to be as
loud as you can."
But fellow sophomore Marissa King said Saturday's
competition will ultimately come down to the fine details
and polish of the routines, a focus of the entire season.
"We have the gymnastics in the bag," King said. "We
know the gymnastics skills, we know our routines.
"Really, it's just about focusing on those small details
because our bodies can do it, it's just the concentration and
the focus that we need to be able to do those skills per-
fectly."






16, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011


Senior QB trusts Weis' experience, knowledge


FOOT, from page 12

of confusing things going on
right now with this offense just
because it's all new to us, but
we're just going to try to help
each other and become the
leaders."
But Brantley has quickly


BILL, from page 12


Then, we need to know if he's crazy. If
he's crazy, how crazy? My partners and I
don't do crazy. Dominick takes care of the
hard cases. If he's a tough guy, we have to
hope he's not as crazy as Dominick. This puts
the odds back in our favor.
I introduced Dom to my partners two
years ago. He was making small talk as we
drove across the Bronx in my partner's Hon-
da Prelude.
"Yeah, you see that tree over there in that
park? Whatta beating me, Gobbo and Dodo
put on some mook by that tree. We beat this
guy for 30 minutes. What a tough prick. He
smiled while we beat him. I kicked that prick
until my foot hurt. He just kept smiling.
When we got done beating him, I couldn't
sleep. His smile haunted me. It's all I could
think about. I knew I had to kill him.
"So, Dodo drove me down here five or six
times. Finally, one night we see him alone
by that same tree. So, we drive by. I use my
uncle's hunting rifle, and I shoot him in the
head. Boom, right over there by that tree."
My partner shoots me a nervous look. I
avoid his staring eyes by looking out the pas-
senger window at the buildings lining the
six-lane road we're cruising. My mind drifts.
Instead of thinking about the sociopath in
the back seat, I focus on the architecture.
The Grand Concourse was the Champs-
Elys~es of the Bronx. The boulevard runs
through the center of the West Bronx from
138th Street and Mott Avenue, past Yankee
Stadium, all the way up to Moshulu Park-
way.
The H-Type apartment buildings enclos-
ing the roadway were designed to resemble
the Moorish architecture of Spain. These


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coach, speaking highly of his
knowledge, reputation and re-
sum6 - particularly in devel-
oping quarterbacks like Brady
Quinn and Tom Brady.
"Coach Weis is a genius
with the offense, and he's go-
ing to do great things here,"


Brantley said. "You can put a
lot of trust in his
hands because
he knows what
he's doing. He's
Football got the track re-
cord to show it."
And Brant-
ley's teammates are picking up


apartments once housed luminaries such as
Babe Ruth and Milton Berle.
The only semblance of celebrity left in
these once-fashionable apartment buildings
are the neighborhood's famed drug dealers.
Ethnic minorities, on rent control, now
inhabit these fine examples of Art Deco ar-
chitecture. The Grand Concourse no longer
resembles the Champs-Elysees.
The center island of maple trees with
grand apartment buildings lining both sides
of the boulevard has disappeared. Also gone
are the middle class, the neighborhood stores
and the architects' dream.
At the moment, I want to be in Paris -
anywhere but inside this car. I'm forced back
to the problem at hand.
My intuition warns me that a halo's only
a short distance from a noose. Things have
been good. We're due for a fall.
Dominick is borderline psychotic. I intend
to exploit his disorder for my own benefit.
No good can come of this.
A Bronx maxim: You've got to be a stand-
up guy. You can't screw your friends. Afraid
of blowback, I've used Dom sparingly.
His sheer workmanlike approach to vio-
lence boggles my mind. Dominick emanates
perpetual foreshock. His dispassionate, dis-
tant, dead eyes never blink.
Although not intimidating in size, you
know any confrontation with him will have
to be to the finish. He's telling a story about
how he secured work for his cousin.
"I tell my foreman, 'Put my cousin to
work.' My foreman says, 'I don't need any-
body right now.'
"I said, 'My cousin needs a job.' He said,
'You deaf? I don't need anybody.'
"I went up on the roof, maybe 12 floors,
see him down below, pick up a cinder block
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on his excitement for a fresh
start in 2011.
"You really can't tell right
now from this first practice, but
I feel like Brantley, he's lov-
ing this offense," sophomore
receiver Andre Debose said.
"He's loving every second of
it."


When he looked up at the roof, I saw him
shaking. I smiled and wagged my finger at
him.
."He put my cousin to work.'"
I say, "Holy shit, man, how did you get so
close to him without hitting him?"
He shoots me a look like I asked him to
split the atom: "What do you mean so close?
I tried to kill him."
His indifference to consequence, moral or
otherwise, would stun Attila the Hun.
He shocks me. And I'm not the everyday
citizen.
Blinky, my partner, warns me, "I don't
care how long you've known him. We can't
use this guy. He's crazy."
He's right, yet our problem cries for
Dominick's expertise.
First, a preliminary question: Who does
Karl know? We find out he's not connected.
One last chance to get our money the easy
way, I call him at home.
"This problem won't go away."
"You're dealing with serious people."
"What do you think we're playing
games?"
All fruitless. I send Dominick.
In the nightclub business, when you hire
a doorman, you hire a gentle giant. You don't
want problems. In the bookmaking busi-
ness, illusion is not enough. Threats must be
backed up by cold efficiency.
I should have heeded Blinky's warning.
The last dance approaches. The fiddler
will have to be paid.
Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran, former
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RECEIVERS, from page 12

his team struggled with, he said,
because former receivers coach
Zach Azzani micromanaged his
players. Last August, several re-
ceivers praised Azzani for being so
detail-oriented, but their feelings
soured as the season progressed.
"Coach [Azzani] was on top
of you the whole
time," Patton

thing you did,
he was on top of
you the whole
time. Coach Hill,
he backs off a
Patton little bit. He's
more laid-back.
He lets you be who you are."

THOMPSON NOT IN THE SLOT:
On the preliminary depth charts
handed out to the media Mon-
day, Thompson was listed as the
team's slot receiver. With new of-
fensive coordinator Charlie Weis
relying more on two-receiver
packages, putting Thompson in
the slot would imply his playing
time could decrease significantly
next season.
"I think that was a misprint,"
he said Thursday. "I haven't been
in the slot yet."
Instead, Thompson said he has
been working at the two standard
receiving spots while Frankie
Hammond Jr. lined up in the slot
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the independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 47 We Inform. You Decide. FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 UF 79 0 UCSB 51 Gators breeze by Gauchos, to face UCLA By GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer gluca@alligator org TAMPA -After three seasons without an NCAA Tournament victory, the Gators worked their way back into the win column in dominating fashion. Second-seeded Florida started hot and never yielded, routing No. 15-seed UC Santa Barbara 79-51 on Thursday in the St. Pete Times Forum. "It was huge," senior center Vernon Macklin said. "Us being able to come out and get this victory and, most importantly, be able to keep playing. The win is UF's first in the Tournament since 2007, when an 84-75 over Ohio State victory secured a second straight national title. Coach Billy Donovan said the rebuilding process has been a journey, as the Gators lost all five starters following the 2006-07 season. a "It's been very difficult. It's been very challenging," Donovan said. "It's also been Z Ba e very, very rewarding being a part of a group of guys and trying to help them understand what it takes to win at this level and the strides that they've made from their freshman year until now." Seniors Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Macklin each recorded their first NCAA Tournament win in a Florida uniform, breaking a streak that threatened to span each player's entire career. Although the Gators ended a significant drought, they were all more focused on taking the next step. "No one on our team has ever gotten one, so it definitely feels good," said Parsons, who nearly recorded a triple-double with -10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in just 27 minutes. "But we're not satisfied. We don't just want to come in here and win -one game. Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff "We want to make some noise. And it feels good right now, Florida senior forward Chandler Parsons sinks a three during the first half of the Gators' 79-51 NCAA Tournament and we're going to celebrate, but we can't get too happy because win over UCSB on Thursday night in Tampa, UF's first victory in the Tournament since a national title in 2006-07. SEE HOOPS, PAGE 13 OBITUARY Friends remember student as adventurous, giving By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer Senior Stacie Lavender touched more lives during her time at UF than she may ever have realized. Family, students and Hare Krishna members flooded Shands at UF early this week to see Lavender, who was hospitalized after suffering head injuries Saturday while learning to drive a motorcycle. Lavender, a 21-year-old UF senior, died Tuesday. She was taken off life support after doctors said there 0 Florida senior quarterback John Brantley (right) is ready for a fresh start in the Gators' new offensive system under Charlie Weis after a disappointing junior season in 2010. See Story, Page 12. "The nurses at the hospital told us that they cycle Saturday when she fell and hit her head on a stairhad never seen so many people come for a well at a Gainesville apartment complex, according to police. She was wearing a helmet. single patient at a single time ever." "The nurses at the hospital told us that they had never Vanessa Guerrero seen so many people come for a single patient at a single childhood friend of Lavender's time ever," said Vanessa Guerrero, a childhood friend of Lavender's. "It was like Woodstock on the fourth floor of was no chance of recovery, said Hanan Schwefel, the diShands Hospital. People were. in circles with guitars and rector of Krishna lunch in Gainesville and Lavender's talking about how much she [affected] their lives." friend and co-worker. Lavender was learning to drive her boyfriend's motorMarch soreness: Iowa clinic says there's no better time for a vasectomy WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -A West Des Moines clinic's ad campaign hits below the belt by urging sport fans to indulge in some alternative March madness: Have a vasectomy on Thursday or Friday then spend the weekend recovering while watching NCAA tournament basketball. Iowa Clinic marketing executive Jessica Grant tells the Des Moines Register that the campaign is designed to appeal to men whose partners want them to get the snip and who complain they spend too much time in front of the TV. The ad reads, "After your vasectomy: Stay on couch. 32 games in two days. Return to work on Monday." Urologist Dr. Mark Kellerman says he thinks the campaign is "a great idea." The Clinic performed 102 vasectomies in March 2010 when the ads debuted. This month, 129 are scheduled. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEE LAVENDER, PAGE 5 TOday FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 7 11 12 /' Sunny 85/50 visit www.alligator.org

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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 News Today Brown Bag Lunch Series: Human Trafficking Today, 11 a.m. Plaza of the Americas Studio 31:8 is a group of local artists who bring awareness to sex trafficking through art. Their artwork is showcased and sold in local coffee houses, galleries and arts festivals, and 50 percent or more of the proceeds are used to help organizations that fight sex trafficking. LunchEvent: The First Gainesville Rugby St. Patrick's Golf Tournament Saturday, 1 p.m. West End Golf Course Entry is $35 for individuals or $120 for a team of four. Registration includes the green fee, a cart and a reception. For more details, go to http:// gainesvillerugbyclub.com / golf.htm. Hypnotize Your Friends! Saturday, 6 p.m. Jennings Hall Watch or be a part of the show as hypnotist Rich Alexander presents a one-of-a-kind 90-minute comedy hypnosis performance. Come out and enjoy the show as well as an assortment of free refreshments, including cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, cupcakes and cookies. This event is presented by the InterResidence Hall Association. Admission is free to all UF students. Spring BBQ -Islam on Campus Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Lake Wauburg South Join IOC for its annual spring barbecue. Come have fun in the sun with free food, soccer, volleyball and more. Feel free to invite your friends and family. Admission to Lake Wauburg is free with a Gator 1 Card. Tae Kwon Do Forms Seminar Sunday, 5 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center, Activity Room 2 All levels of experience are welBEST JEWELRY AND LOAN 523 NW 3rd Ave(352) 371-4367 Pawn Brokers IRONWODD Newly Renovated Greens, Tees, & Bunkers TODAY if,, SUNNY 85/50 SATURDAY SUNNY 86/52 come. Master Dan Levenson is a seventh-level black belt. Dan, from Tampa, instructs at Martial Arts America. Because he has to drive all the way from Tampa and back on Sunday, a $5 donation would be appreciated to help cut travel costs. It is requested but not mandatory to wear a uniform. For more information, contact Tommy Goode at goodet@ufl.edu or Sara Drumm at sdrumm@ufl.edu. "The Changing Character of the Transatlantic Security Relationship" Panel Discussion Monday, 6:30 p.m. Pugh Hall Ocora Peter Hobbing from the Centre for European Policy Studies will be joined by Zachary Selden from UF, and Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, from Elizabethtown College, Penn., to discuss the international political role of the EU. The EU's actions on both internal security initiatives and external security collaborations become increasingly important to the rest of the world. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean, Paul D'Anieri, will be moderating. RISK Cinema Film Screening by Jeanne Liotta Tuesday, 7p.m. Harn Museum of Art "The Sublime is Now" screening of various works and lecture. Liotta makes films and other ephemera, including music photographs, works on paper and live projection performances. Her latest body of work takes place in a constellation of mediums at a curious intersection of art, sci"A Homerun for Ironwood." -Keith Walko City resident Valid: Mon-Thurs (All Day) Fri-Sun and Holidays (After 11am) Call 334-3120 For Your Tee Time Today k 2100 NE 39th Avenue SUNDAY ire SUNNY 86/60 MONDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 84/58 TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 85/56 ence and natural philosophy. Admission is 55 for the public and free for members. "A Village Called Versailles" Tuesday, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium Co-Sponsored with AASU. "A Village Called Versailles" is a documentary that tells the story of a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Amencans in New Orleans who overcame the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina only to have their homes threatened by a government-imposed toxic landfill. Hustle for Humanity 3K/6K March 26, 8 a.m. UF Commuter Lot The top three runners in the men's and women's divisions will each win a prize. T-shirts will be provided to the first 25 people who register, and food will be provided for all participants after the race. Register online at http://active.com/ running/ gainesville-fl/ hustle-for-humanity-3k6k-2011. It costs $15 to pre-register and $20 on the day of registration. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with "What's Happening" in the subject line to ebehrman@alligator. org. Please model your submissions after above events. The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. If you find an error, please call our newsroom at 352-376-4458 or send an e-mail to editor@ alligator.org. ULEVA LE NTIINE RynGsing and Michelle Williams give two at the most explosive and ot?,onally naked performonces you mill see anywheree" -Rolling Stone H1FTPnight at 6:30 & 8:45pm. 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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 Shakespeare group turns plaza into Globe Theatre 0 THEY WILL PERFORM "MACBETH" TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON THE PLAZA OF THE AMERICAS. By JEANNA ARROYO Alligator Contributing Writer In most instances, shields, hubcaps and baseball bats are best reserved for scrapyards and street fights. For some UF students, it's just another day of theater. This weekend, a group of UF students will be bringing William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" to the Plaza of the Americas. But it will be with a twist. For this version, UF's Shakespeare in the Park has chosen to set the play in a war-torn, post-apocalyptic Scotland. It will be performed today and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. A matinee will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. The play will still feature the same characters, prose and plot, but will have a newer, modern edge, according to JamieLynn Bucci, public relations chairwoman for the group. "It's 'Macbeth'; someone still has to be king," Bucci said. Joseph Sweeney, the group's president, said there was a lot of debate on which play to do this year because the group has only done romantic comedies like "Much Ado About Nothing." "We're trying to offer the authentic Shakespeare." Joseph Sweeney Shakespeare in the Park President Although those plays were crowd-pleasers because of their slapstick humor and relatable plots, the group decided to move away from them to try to "spook the audience" this year, Sweeney said. "You can adapt it to so many variations, and it's fun to watch," he said. "It was originally designed to be played outside. We're trying to offer the authentic Shakespeare." Shakespeare in the Park puts on one free annual production on the Plaza of the Americas. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own chairs, blankets and pillows. GPD wants funding to focus on car accidents By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer A police traffic service that cut down car crashes may be coming back after a lack of funding took it off the books. Gainesville Police Department's Speed and Aggressive Driving Project reduced accidents by 14 percent when it started in 2010, Sgt. Joe Raulerson said, but there wasn't any money for it this year. Now Raulerson, part of the GPD traffic safety team, is asking the Florida Department of Transportation for S54,010 so the program can gear up with new equipment and more manpower. The program will finance officers to drive around or park near streets that are known to have more crashes and fatalities, he said. Drivers, the idea goes, will pay more attention on the road once they know police are watching. "A lot of it is visibility," he said. "Once you see red and blue lights, you know people are more cautious." Raulerson said officers will watch for drivers who Gainesville City run red lights, COnmf IOflli speed and follow the the cars in front of them too closely. Officers will target Archer Road, University Avenue, 34th Street and Southwest Second Avenue. He went before the Gainesville City Commission on Thursday to get permission to ask the state for the grant money. Now he has to wait to hear from the FDOT if his department received the funding. The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher of @oIligator.org and announces the openings for the positions Editor, a paid position as head of the Editorial Division and as an unpaid member of the Board of Directors Managing Editor/Print AND Managing Editor/Online, Paid positions. Unpaid member of the Board of Directors. Summer Semester: May 10, 2011 to August 15, 2011 The applications for these positions are available at the reception desk at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Ave., each weekday between 1:00 and 4:00pm from now until March 25. Please do not call. Further written information is available at the time an application is picked up. Please allow up to 15 minutes at that time to read information you will need for the application process. The application must be returned to the same desk by 2:00 pm, April 1. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The Alligator offices in a meeting open to the public beginning at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 15 .Applicants must be present at that meeting to be considered. Applicants must be degree-seeking college or university students. Preference will be given to those who have experience at The Alligator. Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer alligator

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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 BBQ joint opens near UF By MELANIE BRKICH Alligator Contributing Writer The brothers and owners of Designer Greens restaurants in Gainesville and Orlando opened a third restaurant, Kay Bros. BBQ, during Spring Break. The restaurant, located at 1620 W. University Ave., is just down the street from the sandwich and salad joint they opened two years ago. Doors opened March 9, and within the first hour, Steven Kay, 27, said the new barbecue restaurant was nearly at maximum capacity, seating about 50 people inside and 16 on the palio. He said he was pleasantly surprised, especially because the brothers had done no formal adverlising other than a banner outside. "It was actually a bit much for the first day," Kay said. According to employees, the extensive preparation paid off. Cashier Kacey Overstreet, a UF sophomore, said the restaurant operates similarly to Tijuana Flats, emphasizing quick service. Customers order at the counter and their food brought out to them by cashiers clad in denim cut-offs and cowboy boots. Darren Kay, 25, said he thinks his brother "wanted the Jessica Simpson look." Instead of a hot sauce bar, the restaurant features a bar of eight different barbeque sauces that the brothers tested and perfected News themselves, including a Kentucky Bourbon, Kansas City and traditional Memphis sauce. Eddie Gilley, 49, a minister at the Baplist Collegiate Ministry, had lunch there for the first time on Tuesday. He said the rib combo was "very tasty" as he licked some of the sauce from his finger. "I eat barbecue everywhere I go," Gilley said. "If they can keep this up, I think they'll do real good." 250 honor quake victims By SKYLAR RAMSEY Alligator Contributing Writer With candles in hand, 250 people gathered at the Reitz Union Amphitheater Thursday night to remember the lives affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week Megan Vu, president of the Asian American Student Union, said it's important to not just feel connected to the victims but also to each other in a spirit of unity in caring for Japan. "I think everybody in The Gator Nation can see the potential that we have to make a huge impact," she said. Hope for Japan, a new UF organization, hosted the vigil and is meant to help provide disaster relief to Japan. Anthony Ray-Reynolds, Student Body vice president-elect and an executive board member for Hope for Japan, said that after Spring Break there were many student organizations that wanted to make a difference. "The biggest thing that stands out to me is how quickly we got the ball rolling," he said. "A lot of times in the wake of a disaster there is a long process before things start up." "A lot of times in the wake of a disaster there is a long process before things start up." Anthony Ray-Reynolds Student Body Vice President-Elect Taketo Nakao, a graduate assistant for UF Multicultural Diversity and Affairs, said UF students need to work together to support Japan. He said the group is making paper cranes and collecting donations to send to Japan. The group hopes to raise $5,000 within the next two weeks. "You can care in so many different ways," Nakao said. Vocalist doesn't need words to elicit emotions SHE WILL PERFORM AT THE THOMAS CENTER ON APRIL 11. By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer Jill Burton pushes her voice through her throat in different tones. It's soft, then louder, then softer again. It sounds like a didgeridoo. It can't be compared to Beyonce, but that's not the point. Burton is a vocal performance artist, and for the past 40 years, she's explored the ways in which the power of voice can affect an audience emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She doesn't sing prepared pieces, but improvises a tonal "oh" sound, like a shaman leading a religious ritual. She uses her voice to tap into her listeners and alter their state of mind. She'll be joined by three others at the Thomas Center on April 11 for a performance she hopes will be a profound and transformational experience. "We're going to invite the audience to go on a journey with us to areas of their own consciousness that they may not be aware of," she said. Burton first discovered herself as a vocalist when she was an 18-year-old student at Santa Fe College. She said her professor, Betty Keig, helped put her in touch with her inner artist. She's lived in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Miami and, most recently, Sitka, Alaska, honing her talents and perfecting her craft. Last year, she was featured as an artist-in-residence for a month-long tour sponsored by the Improvisor Journal, which focuses on musical improv performance. She was also hailed as "one of the great foundation improvisors of America." Burton knows her style of singing is anything but mainstream. Nevertheless, she believes the advent of the Internet and modern advancements in communication have helped bring a worldwide community of vocal performers together. Beyond her performances, Burton runs transformational Jill Burton, a vocal performance artist, poses inside the Thomas Center where she will be performing with three other artists on April 11. voice workshops and teaches private sessions for people interested in learning to sing more than just pop songs. She said most prospective students contact her through Facebook. She said she's ecstatic to watch a new generation of vocalists take a strong interest in the art form she's spent her life exploring and expanding. "It's really exciting to me to see so many young people being engaged," she said. "It's very gratifying, actually .being involved in this movement for 40 years .It's kind of wonderful." 'Real World' to recruit Gainesville to find next housemate The casting call will be at Mother's Pub By SARAH POSER Alligator Contributing Writer MTV will hold an open casting call Saturday to find seven or eight strangers to stop being polite and start getting real for season 26 of "The Real World." The open casting call will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mother's Pub and Gnll. "We always have good luck in Gainesville," said Damon Furberg, supervising casing director for 'The Real World.' "We have gone there for as long as I can remember." It takes about 3 months, Furberg said, to do 35 or 40 casing calls for one season. Candidates are narrowed down in rounds of interviews and one small group is flown to Los Angeles for a final interview. "We want to see everyone who shows up, so we pace ourselves accordingly," Furberg said. All casing directors have different ways of interviewing applicants. Around Some play party games ________ Owhile others throw out a debate topic. TJ Goodman, co-owner of the pub, said MTV called him about three weeks ago to propose the offer. "My business partner and I slill have no idea why we were chosen," he said. "It was an honor." Furberg said producers often choose locations by interviewing students about their favorite places to go. Applicants are required to bring a photo ID and a recent picture of themselves. Applicants must be over 18 and "appear to be between the ages of 18 and 24." Anyone unable to attend the open call can still apply online. For more information visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasing.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Hooters restaurant in Gainesville closes abruptly Maria Linares / Alligator Hooters, located at 3265 SW 34th St., usually decorated by the restaurant's colorful chairs and tables, is now empty. The restaurant and sports bar is closed until further notice. 41 Lavender volunteered at the Krishna lunches on the Plaza of the Americas LAVENDER, from page 1 Lavender, a sociology major and women's studies minor who grew up in West Palm Beach, would have graduated in May. She planned to become a paramedic. Her family will be attending the graduation ceremony on April 30 and will receive her diploma. Lavender and Guerrero had been friends since they were 2 years old. They were surrogate sisters, Lavender's sister Emily Keene, 29, said. Lavender's mother died when she was 13, and Guerrero's mother helped take care of her while Keene completed her degree at the University of Central Florida. "We were like the three amigos, and then my mom left and then Stacie left," Keene said. "I know they'd want me to be strong. and I'm going to try to do that." Guerrero remembers how giving Lavender was. When Guerrero was about to give birth to her son, Lavender finished her finals early to make sure she could be there. "She was the first one to hold him. My son is not even 2 and he still knows who she is," Guerrero said. "It was sad, but when we came up to her apartment, he saw her door and started saying, 'Stacie, Stacie.' I was like, 'Honey, she's not here.' He had me look through the whole house for her." Lavender served Krishna lunch on campus as a volunteer and later an employee for Gainesville Krishna House, offering vegetarian food and a smile to everyone who walked through the line, Schwefel, the Krishna lunch director, said. Many people knew Lavender as "the blonde from Krishna lunch," he said. He remembered Lavender telling him about a time when a group recognized her one night and did a Hare Krishna chant for her. "We as Hare Krishnas believe in reincarnation. At some point the body stops .and we move to a new body. Her soul is in a better place. At the same time, I feel sad because I lost a good friend." Hanan Schwefel director of Krishna lunch in Gainesville "We as Hare Krishnas believe in reincarnation. At some point the body stops. and we move to a new body. Her soul is in a better place," he said. "At the same time, I feel sad because I lost a good friend." Sarah Manesh, Lavender's roommate, said when Lavender wanted to do something, she just went out and did it, even if no one came with her. Manesh plans to try to live her life that way, too. Saba Rahman, a UF senior who lived with Lavender during their sophomore year in Murphree Hall, said she would miss her friend's adventurous spirit. When Rahman called her at 2 a.m. one day last year and asked Lavender to go skydiving with her, she didn't ask any questions. She just said yes, and she wanted to be the first one jumping out of that plane. "I'm not just sorry for the friendship that I've lost, but I feel a lot of pity for the people that aren't going to meet her," Rahman said. "She crammed a lot of living into 21 years. She really, really did." Special to the Alligator Stacie Lavender, a UF senior who sustained head injuries while learning how to ride a motorcycle Saturday, died after being taken off life support Tuesday. Her family will attend her graduation ceremony on April 30 and will be presented with her diploma. m THE FRANCHISE OWNER DID NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT. By HANNAH WINSTON Alligator Writer If you planned on eating Hooters' famous wings anytime soon in Gainesville, think again. Earlier this week both the Gainesville and Ocala locations of the sports bar closed, leaving only signs in the windows to let customers know. The local franchises were two of nine total restaurants to close because of expired license agreements, according to Alexis Aleshire, Hooters of America spokeswoman. Aleshire wrote in an e-mail that both Owl's Eyes Inc., owner of seven Hooters in the Southeast, including the ones in Ocala and Gainesville, and WOSG LLC, had not met requirements to uphold their temporary license issued by Hooters. She said that neither company kept News up with compliance with the agreements or payments that were due to Hooters of America. She did not detail what those agreements were. She also did not reply when asked how much money was owed or how many jobs were lost with the closing of the nine locations. "We regret that Owl's Eyes' and WOSG's noncompliance with their obligations has led to the closing of these restaurants and we intend to consider the markets affected for new Hooters development in the future," she wrote. Aleshire also said that the change had nothing to do with the new owners of Hooters of America, Chanticleer Holdings, an investment company. Instead, she pointed to a long-term issue with both franchises. Representatives from Owl's Eyes could not be reached for comment.

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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 We expect half of our readers will have a massive hangover when they see this, so we'll make it short. And by short, we mean the same length as every other week. That's right: Although the streets ran green with beer last night, your friends at the Editorial Board were hard at work on this week's we-didn't-realize-everybody-in-a-10mile-vicinity-of-a-bar-has-Irish-blood edition of. Darts & Laurels We aren't the only ones who took notice of all the green. Governments the nation over have been trying to scale back spending. While the politicians' hearts may be in the right place -and that's giving them the benefit of the doubt -we've been questioning many of their choices for programs to cut. We're giving you fair warning: Republicans may want to stop reading now. To begin, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut all federal funding to NPR. Although the measure is unlikely to pass in the more temperate Senate, we're worried by the party-line voting to strip money from a valuable public resource. That's why we're aiming a DART at House Republicans. Apparently, $1 million is too much to pay for one of the few reliable news sources our most isolated citizens can access. In the same economic vein, Wisconsin's governor got his way last Friday with a union-busting bill that ends collective bargaining for public employees. What good is a union without such an ability? That's why we're lobbing a DART at Scott Walker and his pals. Not only have they hurt the people of their state, they're also setting a precedent for others around the nation. The harm they've done to teachers and students may surpass the damage of a merit-based pay law in our state. That's difficult to fathom, given that "merit" is determined largely by students' FCAT scores, which we recognize as meaningless garbage. If you think students' critical thinking is at a low point now, wait until teachers' bottom lines are dictated by the test results. Because we became stupider by merely thinking about that prospect, we're pinning a DART on state lawmakers. We haven't doused Americans' need to learn yet, however. In fact, our curiosity is alive and well. We aren't just paranoid in the wake of Japan's post-earthquake nuclear issues. Sure, some on the west coast are making a run for iodine pills. But for the most part, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and their constituents are asking about our nuclear power plants. Even if it is born of fear, we think a genuine interest in how we receive our power is always welcome. Knowledge is a powerful weapon, after all. That's why we're giving a LAUREL to nuclear power experts. Thanks for walking us through the issue in words we can understand every day for the past week, even if you had to deal with cable news anchors. You've started an important discussion we needed to have. As you can tellother than St. Patty's Daythis week's been sobering for us. But in the spirit of hope, we're offering a final LAUREL and our condolences to the people of Japan. Here's hoping for a brighter week, Gators. a l l independent forida Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one etter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105 W University A or send them to PO Box 14257, GainesviIle, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions 0FFrz M01-_ -T -. ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion \IT'YoUR PICK FOR MOST LAL To GO OFF IN YOU rrF -q-n~ni Smaller issues not federal concerns he economy is in the tank. Unemployment is stagnant. The budget crisis has brought us to the brink of a government shutdown. Libya is burning, and Egypt is still in turmoil. Last week, President Obama responded to this swirling mayhem by pouncing with laser-like precision and finely honed intensity on the one issue that he has decided needs addressing above all the rest. Of course, I am talking about the issue of bullying in schools. Alongside his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, the president hosted a summit at the White House to focus on this problem. The course of the discussion featured many of the predictable and stale platitudes about how bullying over race, physical features or sexual orientation lead to bad grades and suicide. Bullying is bad. I get it. However, that is not the issue here. This episode sheds light on two primary problems with big government. First of all, this is not a federal issue. The president, Congress, the Supreme Court and all other officials and agencies in Washington have important and specific duties. The men and women who have been elected and appointed to perform those duties were selected because of their perceived ability to competently and faithfully execute them. As the federal government has expanded, the duties have become muddied, and the focus has been lost. Washington bureaucracy has exploded to the point where the bounds set around the jurisdiction of the federal government have been obliterated, and the duties of office are no longer defined. This is why we have reached the point where Washington talks about obesity, bullying and health care as much as securing our borders, stabilizing the economy and stopping terrorism. The peripheral functions the government has assumed have distracted our officials from the issues and problems that really matter. Secondly, this illustrates the problems that occur when the federal government assumes responsibility for issues that are best left to the smallest government possible. Bob Minchin As a conservative, I am a major letters@alligator org proponent of small government. The concept of small government comprises two major principles. The first, and most commonly regarded, is that the federal government should be as small and unobtrusive as possible. The second is that smaller governments should have more direct influence in the lives of their citizens than larger governments. That is, state and municipal governments are more intimately linked with the everyday lives of those within their jurisdictions and thus should have greater control than the federal government over the laws and codes that maintain order within a community. According to this principle, a teacher is the head of classroom government, and a principal is the head of school government. In the past, such individuals were given the freedom to establish and maintain order and discipline within their jurisdictions. Thanks to frivolous lawsuits and warped conceptions of child psychology, however, higher governments have stepped in and stripped away these rights. This has severely limited the control that teachers and principals have over their jurisdictions and the freedom they have to deal directly with problems such as bullying. If the federal government were to mind the business for which it was designed, it would do less to create problems that it then deems necessary to step in and fix. Bob Minchin is afourth-year electrical engineering major. His column appears on Fridays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Today's question: Are students' Thursday's results are FCAT scores a reasonable unavailable due to technical indicator of a teacher's ability? problems. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org

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Classifieds FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/classifieds in1 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-1 0-70-1 The Life. The Look. THE LANDINGS. 2/2.5 Townhomes 3/3 & 4/4 Flats Call us at 352-336-3838! 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 4-20-70-1 Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's 42" TV in EVERY apt Text 'GP'to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-1 All-inclusive private suites 4/4s @ $409. Ask about our Apple TV special! 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S Furnished Cables Internet S Utilities 2 blocks from UF! www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-20-42-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Walk to UF. Avail. 8/15 $900/mo. call 877-833-2865 3-25-11-10-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-1 Furnished 4bedroom4bath condo,W/D/ Dishwasher for 2011-2012 starting Aug16 1/2mi from UF on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave between UF and Butler Plaza $325/mo ++ per student 352-586-6468 3-29-11-10-1 Looking 4 nice female roommate Asking $405/mo util/cable incl. Call Gloria @ 4075723637. No smokersalcoholovernight guests or pets please. 2B/2BA! 3-18-11-3-1 Great 4/4 condo available immediately less than 5 miles from Campus. Washer/Dryer, balcony, in gated building. Furnished or not depending. On bus routes 9 & 35. Call 813368-5325 for viewing or details. $350/month 3-25-5-1 $504/month sublease available starting May 1. 4 BR 1.5 bath apartment less than a minute from campus. Only 2 other roommates. Amenities included up to $120/month. Full sized kitchen, living & dining room. E-mail kellyn797@gmail.com 3-21-11-2-1 For Rent l unfurnished QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN lbr $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!! SPACIOUS 1050 Sqft 2BDR ONLY $299/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 4-20-10-70-2 1/1 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome 1 MONTH FREE Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 4-20-10-70-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 3br for $799. Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 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 4-20-10-70-2 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 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 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. Pick THE LAURELS for FALL! 1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455 4-20-10-70-2 *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-11-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location -Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 1,2,3,4 BR's -Move in now or August! 0 Huge floorplans! Water/sewer incl! Washer/Dryers! Pets Loved! Cardio Pools Tanning Tennis 376-2507 bivenscove.com 4-20-10-70-2 *@@PARKING@@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. 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Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4's Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 ww.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts. Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOW Gated Entry "Renovation Celebration" 1 BR Starting at $499 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 vww.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-1 0-70-2 WALK TO UF! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 H LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK!! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2's and 3/2's Pets Loved! 0 Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis 0 Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 biketouf.com 4-20-10-70-2 BRIDGELIGHT 1 BR Loft Style starting at $495 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. 10-2. 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com Text: bridgelight@65374 4-20-10-70-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 4-20-10-70-2 Sun Bay & Sun Key 1.1 from 475 2.1 from 550 Walk to campus; 8 short minutes on the bus pet friendly! full time grads no deposit for 1.1 352.376.6720 352.376.7041 4-20-10-70-2 Sun Harbor 2.1.5 townhome 600 -675 1 month free on 650. 8 minutes to campus on bus; walk to campus pet friendly 352.376.7041 or 352.376.6720 4-20-10-70-2 $500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt. for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area, greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn, bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080, 352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 4-2010-70-2 Pine Rush Villas 1/1 *$449 2/1 *$569 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1 BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. 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8, ALLIGATOR m FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 For Rent For Rent For Rent F nfurnushUases nrsdn ses ununhe unfurnished unfurnished GREAT VALUE -WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $425, 2 BR $535. 352-335-0420 3-3111-43-2 SERENOLA PINES Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $475, 2BR $575 352-335-0420 3-31-11-43-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 www.10houses.com 2 & 3 bd HOUSES for Aug. 1 Cent H/AC, W/D, quiet areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 or nancy@10houses.com 3-25-11-22-2 Courtney Greens 1/1 *$549 *Rate includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit *Brand New Energy Efficient appliances* Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 Homestead Apartments 2/1 *$599 2/2 *$699 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 *FIND THE PERFECT APT* 100+ Floorplans! Skip the Bus! Walk to Class! Free GATORNET-Fastest Internet in town! For more info: www.ForRentNearUF.com 3-25-20-2 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd fIrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 5-10-11-34-2 _FALL RENTAL4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-In Available 3-18-11-10-2 3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood. 1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available 5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352359-1270 3-25-11-15-2 Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to Oaks Mall. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes. Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by 4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum. Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo. call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmai.com 3-22-11-10-2 1 BR/1 BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/ mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-1110-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BAApts 3 BLKS TO UF & Downtown! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BAApt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H &Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 3-31-11-15-2 $385-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets, W/D included, furnished common area. 352.514.3398. 3-31-15-2 *March Madness!* Luxury 2/2s for Fall College Park--across from UF! Starting @ $550/room Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee! 352-371-7777 3-31-11-13-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT. Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty 352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2 MIDTOWN -WALK TO CLASS *2BR/1 BA, privacy fence, screened porch $700/$350 each 01 BR avail now $450/mo. Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-2211-5-2 3 Bed House $695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF Great Deal, Won't last long! photos at rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379 3-22-11-5-2 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA House Wood floors, large screened-in back porch, jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352) 258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st. 3-22-11-5-2 HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large enclosed patio, utilities -cable -internet included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave 395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2 ****4/2 3962 W University Ave.**** Living room, dining room & family room, close to campus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place, screened porch, Avail Aug1, $1400 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place**** 3/2 living, diningfamily rooms.All appliances, W/D, closeto campus, largeyd. Small petsOK Avail Aug.1, $1325 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****4/3 18 NW 36th St.**** Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1400 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ONW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/Ig loft Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800 *2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937 3-22-5-2 *******STU DENTS****** 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments available for August. All close to campus. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-2011-26-2 2/1 Across from VA Hospital. $550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/ $100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-2211-5-2 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 4-20-10-26-2 1* Gainesville Student Rentalscim --------Near UF ----gainesvillestudentrentals.com @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 @4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 @4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 @4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-30-11-10-2 3bedroom $509 Amazing townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/ dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-3772801 4-20-25-2 3bedroom $509 All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2 Trying to find a place to live stressing you out? TREND VProblem Solved! Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com 4-20-24-25 UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. Plasma TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/mo Aug on. Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211 3-23-11-5-2 2BR/iBA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo. Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot. Inc water, -mobile home lot $260/mo 352376-5887 4-20-11-24-2 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice, bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwasher, garage, fenced yard, landscaped. No pets. Avail Aug 16th -1 year. 2806 NW 16th Ave. $1690/mo. 352-665-8166 Iv mssg. 5-12-1126-2 *Walk to UF* 2,3,4,5 bedrooms Avail Aug walk2uf.com 4-20-24-2 ****4 BLKS to UF/Historic House***** Cute, charming 3 bd/2 bth house, hrdwood, tile, central AC, off street parking, W/D, patio, small pets OK, $1350/mth, avail Aug 1102 NW4th Ave, call 828.216.2565 3-24-5-2 I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Don't wait! Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY! After Spring Break, there are less than 6 weeks left in the semester! It's FAST & EASY! Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $325 Summer Sublease May-July for Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4, Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer, utilities included $325! Many bus routes. allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3 $729/mo new arlington square summer-sublease mayl-aug15 spacious studio, cable/ internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact Steve 754.264.9500 melvin flynt 01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3 FRoommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Roommate wanted New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bedroom in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles from UF $550/month includes utilites & WiFi Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 3-29-10-4 Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF, W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease. Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740 angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com 3-22-5-4 Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street parking$450.00/mo.includes all utilities, wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4 HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable, internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200 NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762 3-22-5-4 by Linda Thistle 2 7 _4 9 6 8 4 9 3 7 5 9 8 1 2 5 2 1 6 1 7 5 6 4 3 4 18 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. DIFFICULTY THIS WEEK:** Moderate * Challenging *** HOO BOY! 2011 King Features Synd., Inc.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 9 FRoommates Real Estate Real Estate Furnishings Cmputers MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 poolside condo at Countryside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rates, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 850 585 4405, 386 676 9703, nukken1@aol.com 3-31-11-10-4 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. Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 AFFORDABLE LUXURY NEW CONSTRUCTION NEAR UF, SHANDS, LAW SCHOOL 2Bed/3 Full Baths + Office. Granite Counters, 2 Direct Bus Stops to UR. Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home. Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than 2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave message. 3-18-11-5-5 OPEN SUN., 1-3 PM. Exquisite 3BR/3BA, 2277 sq.ft. Craftsman home at 2351 NW31st Place for sale in Townsend. Crown molding, coffered ceilings, leaded glass doors, gourmet kitchen (granite counters & stainless appliances), custom cabinets, spa baths & more. $299K. MLS 31880. Call Jackie Erney at Prudential, (352) 328-1266. 3-18-1-5 ALABAMA WATERFRONT GRAND OPENING-4/2 only-2 for 1 SALE! Buy $39,900 Waterfront lot, get RV lot ABSOLUTELY FREE! Direct Gulf access; Limited supply. (888)392-9944 3-18-1-5 Furnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED -KING -$200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 **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. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 Furniture for sale-Like New. Reasonable! UF Student Graduating. Queen Bed, Triple Dresser & Chest, 2 Night Stands, Liv. Room-Sofa, Love Seat, Desk Workstation & Leather Chair, TV Stand, Cocktail Table. $1,500 call 954-275-4008 3-31-11-10-6 CASH PAID for Laptops Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops Joel 336-0075 vww.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 L For Sale *@@PARKING@@ Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALE Charlie -352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 RUG LIQUIDATION SALE! 75% Off Every Rug. FREE SHIPPING/BUY NOW. 200,000 Rugs Must Go www.eSaleRugs.com (866)647-3965 3-18-1-10 AlliliDi am a DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653 3-18-1-10 Wltcycles, Mopeds New Life Community Chapel New Life Community Chapel Westside Park Rec. Center Sundays at 10:30 AM www. newlifecommunitychapel.org phone:(352)214-4462 Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Student Center Your home away from home Friday Night Live! Services & Shabbat Dinner. 7:30pm Fall/Spring 352-336-5877 2021 NW 5th Ave (5 blocks north of the stadium) www.JewishGator.com Grace United Methodist Sunday Worship 8, 9 S 10:45 9325 W. Newberry RD. 352-332-8770 gracefl.org cnaylor@gracefl.org www.gracepassport.org Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church "Commit thy way unto the Lord" Worship Services Sundays-9am. Sunday School-i 1:00 am Bible Study Tues. -Noon & 6pm 630 NW 2nd St Gainesville, Fla 32601 352-372-4872 Rev. Geraldine McClellan, Pastor Transportation Available Trinity United Methodist Contemporary "Trinity United Methodist Contemporary: Fridays at 6:35pm, Sundays at 8:15, 9:40, and Zion Ev. Lutheran Church 11am. 4000 NW 53rd Ave. 1700 NW 34th St. 376.6615 Gainesville, FL 32653 www.TrinityGNV.org Phone: 352-376-9940 Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Wesley United You are always welcome! Methodist Church (M J4QSunday School 9:30am Worship (blended) 10:45am Gator Wesley Center Potato bake I1st Sunday of each United Method Campus Min. month. www.gatorwesley.com p 826 NW 23rd Ave Worship -Sundays @ 1 1 a.m. Bible Study Wednesdays @ 7pm 1380 W. University Ave Glen Springs Glen Springs Church of Christ Experience a loving spiritual family filled with grace and God's word. Please join us on Sundays, College Bible Class: 9:00am Worship Assembly: 10:00am and Wednesday Evenings College Bible Class:7:30pm For more Info, Call 352.378.8031 or www.knowmyJesus.com University City Church of Christ Gators for Christ campus ministry college group meets at University City church on Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 7pm -practical application from God's word, plus service projects, large group events, free meals, and much more. (directions and events calendar at www.gatorsforchrist.org) MT Covenant Presbyterian Church 1001 NW 98th Street "Loving God by Serving Others" www.covenantpresbyterianchurch.org -covenantpresb580@bellsouth.net Sunday Worship 10:00am Small Group Bible Studies on Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays First Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship: 8:30 Ef 10:55am College Ministry Trajectory Wednesday Nights: 7:30pm -Discipleship Studies, recreational activities, Missions and Evangelism! "Set the Trajectory of Your Life on Christ." College Cafe: Free Home cooked meal after 10:55am Service. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church Kanapaha Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship: 8:30am Free breakfast/Contemporary Worship 9:50am Sunday School for all ages 11:00am Traditional Worship in historic Kanapaha Sanctuary Archer Road at 75th Terrace for more info, call 352-378-9080 or go to www.kanapaha.net Diu~m m ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 0 alligator *****New Scooters 4 Less***** HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www' NS4L .com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOWservice rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 ***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale! All models between $200 -$400 off! All come with one year parts and labor warranties! Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast! 352-376-6275 ww.GatorMoto.com 4-2011-35-11 UI EAutos FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S *Running or not!@ *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS SOver 17 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @215-7987 4-20-70-12 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 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS Titles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12

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10, ALLIGATOR m FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 IAutos Wanted Help Want Help Wanted Help Wanted **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKS Call Anytime 352-339-5158 3-31-10-38-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans Over 150 vehicles in stock! 352-338-1999 4-20-67-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-67-12 We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc. Bring your title and get CASH TODAY! Call Gary at 352-682-8838, email dlimotors@yahoo.com or stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-2012 Wanted LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed! VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: ORides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. *Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 3-25-11-70-13 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. BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at vww.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 Gator Tail Dancers Now Hiring Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14 Summer Jobs 0 $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 -August 6. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 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 (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 4-20-20-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 UF Survey Research Center Hiring for Spring Semester Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES $8.50-$9.00/hr + Bonus Great Resume Builder (352)-392-2908 Ext: 105 720 S.W. 2nd Ave Suite 156 3-25-11-21-14 Earn $1000 to $3200 per month to drive our cars with ads. www.AdCarDriver.com 3-25-11-20-14 Great deal! Brand new home, perfect for college student, quiet community. 3 bed, two bath. Wont last. 699/mo Call 904-992-0141 3-18-11-10-14 HOME HEALTH AGENCY now hiring RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT & PTA, OTA to fill PRN or FT positions. Great pay. 352-284-2336 or send resume to 352-373-2254. Work available now. 4-1-11-20-14 Lifeguard-Certification Required $12.00/hour. Weekend Work. State Mental HIth Treatment Fac Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-3118-14 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is seeking a full-time Nurse Manager. The ideal candidate will have the following skills / experience: -Current and valid license in the State of Florida as an RN -Experience with Memory Support -One to three years experience in a geriatric setting -One to three years management experience -Excellent interpersonal skills -Please see www.thevillageonline.com/jobs for more information! 3-28-11-14-14 CARE GIVER needed for Autistic 24 year old man. $12-$14 per hour Experience or training with special needs a plus. Email oc4444@bellsouth.net or fax to 352 371 3320 3-18-11-5-14 Web Design Internship in busy marketing department $10 hr. & monthly travel stipend Ocala, Florida 352.291.4537 ext. 7444 humanresources@otowfl.com DFWP/EOE 3-18-11-5-14 P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required. Must have reliable transportation have experience with kids under 3, patience, creativity. Email nannyforfam@gmai.com. 3-18-115-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANT PT or FT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmai.com 3-21-11-5-14 Love writing? Looking for writers for original articles & product descriptions for multiple IT websites. Earn up to $150-$300/ wk from your location. Must have excellent grammar & writing skills. 626-602-5254 4-12-11-20-14 Remedy Staffing now offers Free Video Resumes. Add to you Facebook profile, Linkedin and many other social sites. Call 672.6080 x-3 or email stephenw@remedystaff.com to schedule. 4-12-11-20-4 Bookkeeper -PT for immigration law firm. 5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 Receptionist -PT for immigration law firm. 28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus. Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 2 6 7 4 3 8 5 9 5 9 7 8 6 4 2 3 7 4 8 5 6 9 3 2 6 5 3 7 2 9 8 4 3 2 9 4 8 5 6 7 9 8 6 2 7 3 4 5 6 7 3 9 5 4 2 8 4 5 2 8 3 7 9 6 City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions Competitive pay in great work environment! Apply online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14 Horse experience? Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as our therapy program grows. Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714 3-21-11-4-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedicated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-22-11-5-14 Hairdresser needed at Headlines in Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at 375-7833 for more information. 3-22-11-5-14 VIDEO SPECIALISTwanted at the University of Florida Center for Instructional Technology and Training. Video position requires expertise with sound, video and lighting equipment as well as Adobe Premiere. Position is full time and future Teams position is possible. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. standik@ufl. edu, online application at http://wvw.citt.ufl. edu/employment.php. 3-22-11-5-14 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @352371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14 Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time), starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr afterwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email resume to nannyforfam@gmai.com. 3-2211-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT 15-40 hrs/wk -M-F, 9am-6pm. $7.25/hr. Excellent Word, typing, internet & Excel skills. Indicate available hours, major, graduating semester. OMA.office@yahoo.com 3-18-11-3-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near 1-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW39th Ave & 1-75 3-29-11-10-14 PT/FT PINCH-A-PENNY Retail Associate Florida's largest retail pool supply store is seeking upbeat, motivated, charismatic individuals to join their crew! This individual must have flexible work hours within the week, including and not limited to the weekends, and holidays etc. Customer service is a given,and pool knowledge is a plus! Individuals must be able to lift 40lbs, punctual, & 18 years or older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14 BARN HELP Sundays only in exchange for lessons or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 4-20-26-14 PT NANNY needed M-F start by MAR 28; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk; travel w/ mom; 3yr old / 10 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-2311-5-14 by David L. Hoyt -1 1 2 3 0 4 5 0 0 6 0 0 CLUE ACROSS ANSWER 1. Grumpy ABRYCB 5. God of love D P U I C 6. Accept, follow A D B I E 7. Crammed in EEDDGW CLUE DOWN ANSWER 1. Mark of approval HTACCE 2. Pacify AAPEEPS 3. Behest D I N B D I G 4. Threaten P D E M I N CLUE: This man was only 19 when he landed BONUS the TV gig that launched his career. Complete the crossword puzzle by looking at the clues and How to play unscramim the answers. When the puzzle is complete. unscramble the circled letters to solve the bONUS. R~danN 9lnr9-g ruedwl-d--Ira uirng-Q g9eoddV-03 Jg969e( c 2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc. r90PtM-vL 9P! V-V9 PMdnj-Vg Rg9gE-V :GA1tAGNV & Hoyt Designs All Rights Reserved. Send comments to TMS -435 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, 1ii. 60611 or DLHoyt@aol.com. 8 3 4 2 9 5 6 7

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 11 C J Help Wanfted l Help Wanted HZ panted Services personal Account Director/Project Manager wanted for Gainesville web design company. Web design/marketing experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-3014 Web Designerwanted for Gainesville web design company. Outstanding graphic design, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, XHTML & CSS experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-30-14 Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XML experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 5-2411-30-14 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is looking for CNAs and LPNs to join our team. Experience in Assisted Living is preferred. Part time and PRN available. Competitive salary and a great working environment. For more information or to apply, please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs The Village is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. 5-17-11-27-14 First Care of Gainesville No Appointment Needed! RTS (352) 373-2340 #5 & #43 4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10 www.firstcareofgainesville.com The Village, an upscale retirement community, is hiring! Multiple part time and full time Life Coach positions available in both Independent and Assisted Living. Come and be a part of our growing team! These positions play a support role in planning, organizing, and implementing our life enrichment program that promotes total health and wellness of each resident living here at The Village. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting group programs with strong interpersonal skills. Understanding and passion for working with older adults is a must. In addition to experience with social programs, individuals with a theology background and/or fitness experience are encouraged to apply. please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs 5-17-11-27-14 PROPERTY MANAGER PT -Friendly, energetic person. Requires good communication skills, sales &/or mgmt. exp. & computer knowledge. Great benefits. Must be avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC 2770 NW43rd St., Ste. B DFWP 4-20-11-24-14 LEASING AGENT PT Friendly, energetic person. 20-30 hrs./wk. Exp. preferred. Hourly & bonus. Must be avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC 2770 NW 43rd St., Ste. B DFWP 4-20-11-24-14 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 Hardly a walk in the park 5 "American 9 Provoke 13 Russo of "Tin Cup" 14 Heavyweight fight? 15 Snoring cause, perhaps 17 Lodging surplus? 19 Settles in 20 Versace creation? 22 Blotter letters 25 However, contracted 26 Bygone Chrysler 27 Target of a military press 29 Animal rights org. 31 Penn et al.: Abbr. 32 Backed up, in a way 35 Quad building 37 Misplaced Yogi and Smokey? 42 Limo occasion 43 Maker of pianos and bikes 45 Pacific salmon 49 Scholarship drive donor 51 Carnival starting point? 52 Blood specification 54 "Gotchal" 57 Hydroelectric structure 58 Plant at Sotheby's? 61 Busted 62 Investment in fine fabric? 66 acid 67 "Night" author Wiesel 68 Way-back-when time 69 Coatrack items 70 Just slightly 71 Classic theater name DOWN 1 What's a little past due? 2 Name fit for a king? 3 Tonsillitis M.D. 4 "Felicity" star Russell 5 Thomas of the NBA 6 Maker of tires and tennis balls 7 Present opening? 8 Silicon Valley city 9 Grammy category 10 Met expectations? 11 Supplement 12 Reveals 16 Clubs: Abbr. 18 One of two authorized U.S. Phone carriers 21 Close at hand 22 Flap 23 __ Ration 24 Designer Gucci 28 "My country 30 Swelling 33 Additive sold at Pep Boys 34 Pembroke or Cardigan dogs 36 Start of an apology 38 View from Edinburgh 39 Band aid? 40 Bust 41 2000 World Series stadium 44 Ready for battle 45 Army attack helicopter 46 Cloverleaf component 47 Duff 48 Pleasure trip, and a hint to this puzzle's theme 50 Flowering plant used for food by the Aztecs 53 Yucatan youngsters 55 Hoofed it 56 Roker and Rosen 59 Bank deposit? 60 About 10 trillion kil. 63 Valentine symbols 64 '80s-'90s Honda model 65 Critical ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE: BTEN GEKKO GIAISH AU D I I X N A Y R U L E BR IT I SH E LE VA T O R AFTER AWE ETHER A SIL PR En F OOT W E AR INS E R T COU E EE RAG R 10 ALTE EGIA DS L U LIU RID sUB KEE PE R B 0 S T IN S P I R I T S ORE N I S Y S LOXE X P E L H I TCHH I KERS R I D E OPIE EF I LE A P ES T E AR HTEST Y ENS xwordeditor@aol.com 03/18/11 03/18/11 Child Care Director -Part time 1+ year experience with school age children Strong leadership & communication skills Sundays 9am-noon. $13-$15/hr, DOE Must be CPR & first aid certified Apply in person: M-F 8am-4pm United Church of Gainesville 1624 NW 5th Avenue www.ucgainesville.org 4-1-11-11-14 Good family looking for FT nanny. Must be responsible, enthusiastic, and nurturing. Great compensation. Job may be split between 2 people if needed. Serious replies to gnvnanny@gmail.com 3-18-11-1-14 MOTHER'S HELPER FOR 5AND 7YR OLD. M-F 2:30-5:30. Student of sp. needs with exp pref. Loving, good driver, reliable car must. Good pay + std mileage. Send resume and references to alligatornanny@gmail.com 3-24-11-5-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer! Summer Camp, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Cleaning/Maint., Drivers. Applications at www.suncountrysports.com. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info. Camp interviews begin 3/22! 3-24-11-5-14 SMOKERS NEEDED .to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on smoking. Compensation will be provided! If interested, call 336-406-3706 or email us at uflsmokelab@gmail.comv 3-28-7-14 WAITPERSON Experienced, full service. Evenings & weekends. Apply in person 3-Spin, NAPOLATANO'S, 606 NW 75th St. 3-2311-4-14 17 DRIVERS NEEDED! 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Sports FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIigatorSports.org Brantley ready for clean slate in 2011 m THE QUARTERBACK IS A MORE NATURAL FIT IN UF'S PRO-STYLE OFFENSE. By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer aberry@alligator org Perhaps more so than any other player on Florida's roster, John Brantley entered the spring practice season in need of a fresh start. The quarterback struggled throughout a dis. appointing junior season, throwing more interceptions (10) than touchdowns (nine) and seemingly never finding his comfort zone in Urban Meyer's spread-option offense. The Gators have only had one spring practice under offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and the new coaching staff, but there already appears to be a new sense of optimism surrounding Brantley as Florida's signal-caller. "I'm not saying that I know everything right now, but I'm getting more comfortable with it," Brantley said. "We're a long way from where we want to be, but it was a good start yesterday." Heading into the offseason, Brantley's future at Florida appeared to be up in the air, as he said he would reevaluate his future with the Gators and rumors circulated about him transferring. But he never left, he said Thursday, and he is hoping to leave his poor performance and lack of confidence behind him. "That's the past. I've moved on," Brantley said. "That's what's good about this new coaching staff. You start anew, start from scratch and build from there." Weis and head coach Will Muschamp said they expect Brantley to simply manage the game as a traditional drop-back passer throwing out of a pro-style offense, something that is better suited to his abilities. Brantley's experience won't guarantee him a starting spot, and the three quarterbacks on the Gators' spring depth chart -Brantley, Tyler Murphy and Jeff Driskel -are learning the new system at an even pace. "We're all at the same level, so we're all helpSpecial to the Alligator/ UF Communications ing each other," Brantley said. "There's a lot Florida quarterback John Brantley, looking for a fresh start after a disapSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 pointing 2010 season, throws UF's first spring practice Wednesday. If you want to dance, heed warnings or prepa H ey man, I hate to ruin your vacan't rob our office. quently. It's not cation, but we got a problem." We're firemen, not tough guys. We can't catch us napping On the phone is my partner threaten anybody. Dom's had a casual apThe first week in Italy. An FDNY captain, he's on his first vaproach to violence since first grade. He always new player beats cation in six years. But a bookmaker is never had a screw loose. $32,000. We pa) on holiday. Our first "lay downs" are small. We eat the no problem. "Dominick got arrested last night." losses or settle things ourselves. But as the ofBill O'Connor The second w He says, "How bad is it?" "I can't talk over the phone. Come back to the states. It's pretty bad." Dominick's our muscle. When gamblers "lay down," he changes their minds. Our office has a 50-50 deal with Dom. We sell him bad debt. How he collects is his business. He makes a buck, and people learn they fice grows, so do the problems. Red, my other partner, comes up with a new player: "Karl bets everything -hockey, basketball, football, you name it. Karl sends it in.", We're established. We have 300 players. We've been in action five years. We welcome high rollers. Our line is sharp and updated freConfessions of a New York Bookie sports@alligator org New staff's enthusiasm 0 excites UF By TYLER JETT Alligator Staff Writer tjett@alligator org Solomon Patton sees one major difference with Florida this year: "The swag is back." Patton, a sophomore wide receiver, said he is more excited about the team now than he was at this point last year, when he enrolled a semester early to participate in spring practices. The most important reason for this enthusiasm, he said, is the attitude of the team's new coaching staff. "Our generation, we call it'swag,' and I feel like the whole coaching staff has got swag," he said. "They bring swag to us. That just makes us play Football a good, swagged-out Fotalattitude." In particular, Patton is eager to work with Aubrey Hill, his new position coach. Hill, who played at Florida from 1991-94, comes to Gainesville after three seasons with Miami. Last year, the Hurricanes' two leading receivers, Leonard Hankerson and Travis Benjamin, caught 115 passes for 1,899 yards. The Gators' most prolific pass-catchers, Deonte Thompson and Trey Burton, combined for 70 catches for 780 yards. Patton noticed Miami's receivers looked relaxed on the field, something SEE RECEIVERS, PAGE 16 re to pay the piper easy to ,Red's us for y him, eek, he beats us for $18,000. We pay him, no problem. The third week, we beat him for $40,000. He says, "Go f*** yourself." Big problem. Someone loses and cries poverty, it's understandable. Someone's in over his head, no one wants to get tough. We want our money, and we don't want to lose a customer. We work out installments. No juice, just a payment plan. Gambling's an addiction. Things happen. It's part of the business. But Karl's a thief. He beat us for 550,000 in two weeks. Now, Karl loses $40,000, and he's not even making an excuse. By telling us to shag off, Karl's saying you're not connected. You're nobody. I ain't paying. We have to find out is whether or not Karl's a gangster. If he's a made guy, we're screwed. SEE BILL, PAGE 16 Keep an eye on www.alligator.org/bracket_2011 for live scoring updates in our online NCAA Tournament bracket challenge. Sports editor Adam Berry lost one Sweet Sixteen team (13-seed Belmont) but accurately picked underdogs Morehead State and Richmond. Florida jumps coach Dick Booth was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation National Men's Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year on Thursday. Booth's jumpers scored 30 of the Gators' 52 points in the indoor national championship. Check out our website all weekend for updates from the Gators' second NCAA Tournament game, including beat writer Greg Luca on our Twitter (@alligatorSports) and columnist Adam Berry (@adamdberry), who will be courtside in Tampa.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 0 ALLIGATOR, 13 UF looks to end year with NIT title By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer The Gators have something in common with their opening-round opponent in the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Friday. Both teams, Florida and UMBC, foresaw themselves playing for a championship at season's end. But that usually means NCAA, not NIT "UMBC is a very talented and well-coached team," Florida coach Amanda Butler said. "They have first-team all-conference members in their starting five. They have some players who can really score. "They've also played great competition. Like several teams, they are probably surprised they aren't in the NCAA Tournament." Butler was likely referring to her own squad, at least a little bit. Women's H o w e v e r, Basketball Butler and the Gators (18-14, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) aren't letting a somewhat disappointing season damper their spirits heading into Friday's matchup with the Retrievers (20-11, 13-3 America East) at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell Center. "We knew that we were a postseason team when the year began, and twists and turns throughout the season have brought us here," Butler said. "We're excited about having an opponent to prepare for and to have a team to focus on in practice this week." Florida won two games over Tournament teams down the stretch, Harrison Diamond / Alligator Florida women's basketball coach Amanda Butler isn't letting an often disappointing regular season affect the Gators' NIT preparation. and after a loss to Tennessee in the The Gators made it to a field of second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Butler said she thought Florida deserved to be in the field of 64. 64, and while it's not the one they originally envisioned, their sights remain set on capturing a championship this season. Gators women recover from slow start, in 10th after Day I By MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer After a rough morning at the 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Florida bounced back to finish the first day in 10th place with 53 points. Junior Sarah Bateman had the Gators' highest finish of the day, taking sixth place (22.15) in the 50-yard freestyle finals, improving on her eighth-place standing in the preliminary round. Bateman received All-American honors but said she wishes her time had been better. "I was happy with the 50 free, but I knew I could have gone faster like I did at SECs," she said. Junior Shara Stafford received honorable mention All-American honors for her fourthplace (22.45) finish in the "B" finals of the 50 free. The award was her seventh career AllAmerican award, tying a team best. Freshman Elizabeth Beisel also placed in the finals and received All-American honors, taking eighth place (4:42.18) in the 500 free. The Gators missed the "A" finals in both relays, which UF coach Gregg Troy said would be instrumental to the team's success. The team of Bateman, Stafford, freshman Ellese Zalewski and sophomore Jamie Bohunicky finished first in the 200 free relay "B" finals. Meanwhile, Beisel, Bateman, Stafford and freshman Hilda Luthersdottir took sixth in the "B" finals of the 400 medley relay. "The team competed hard today, but it just wasn't enough," Bateman said. "We have to swim much better tomorrow." Troy agreed his team needs to step up if it wants to win another NCAA title, but he said he was happy with the results at the end of the day. "We swam a lot better tonight than we did this morning," Troy said. "We have to regroup, come back tomorrow and race tough. We have a long ways to go." After Day 1 last season, when UF went on to win their first national championship in 28 years, Florida was in fourth with 107 points. Day 2 of competition begins today at noon. There will be five individual swimming events, two swimming relays and one diving competition Apply now for Student Advisory boards Applications are now out to serve on the following student committees: the O'Connell Center Advisory Board, the Recreational Sports Board, and the Reitz Union Board of Managers. Serve UF, gain valuable leadership experience, and help make decisions that benefit all students at UF. 2011 Student Advisory Board Applications can be downloaded from http://w wNkNwk.Lfsa.Litl.edu under the "Recent Updates" section. Terms for year student advisory board are anl entire school year (Fall 20 11I to .Spring 2012). Qualifications include being a full-time UF student (12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate), a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and not Turn in hard copy app] ications (and a typed resume) to tile Office of tile Vice President for Student Affairs in 155 Tigert Hall by Monday, March 21 at 4 pm. If you have questions. please see the application for more details or email Dr. Jeanna Mastrodicasa at i mastro_ utll. edit. Florida dominates UCSB in every facet of game H OPS, from page 1 we re on a mission. The next hurdle UF faces in trying to reach its goal is a contest Saturday against seventh-seeded UCLA, which beat No. 10-seed Michigan State 78-76 immediately after Florida's win. To prepare despite the quick turnaround, the Gators returned to their hotel rather than sticking around to scout their next opponent in person. Macklin said the team would hold a meeting late Thursday or early today to hear the scouting report on their next adversary. That leaves the Gators with one practice session, which Donovan hopes will be enough following three days of strong focus and preparation prior to UCSB. "These guys understand what's at stake," Donovan said. "They realized what happened today, the margin of victory -that's not going to be the case next game. "They got their legs under them, and they've seen the atmosphere and got a win. Now, can we come back and .have the same kind of focus we've had the last three Parsons days?" That strong week of practice led to UF dominating UCSB in almost every statistical category. The Gators scored at will, amassing a 58.1 shooting percentage. The team was equally stout on the defensive end, holding the Gauchos to just 27.3 percent from the field en route to a 43-19 halftime lead. Amid rampant criticism that the team didn't deserve a No. 2 seed, Florida did everything it could to prove itself against inferior competition. "We wanted to focus on winning and block out what people were saying," sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said. "We just wanted to come out and play our best game both offensively and defensively." Join Shakespeare in the Park as we ~MNIFIOI 4 March 17, 18, 19 @ 6:30 pm March 20 @ 2:00 pm [RF: The Plaza of the Americas Magic! Murder! Innuendo! You don't want to Nmss It

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 There is far more action happening in the Florida sports world this weekend than spring football practice and the NCAA Tournament. W h a t's o n th e W e b Check out our website at alligatorSports.org for more on the following stories. Track and Field Indoor season ends, outdoor campaign set to begin After junior jumper Will Claye dominated during Florida's 2011 NCAA Indoor Championship, the Gators are preparing for the outdoor season, which starts this weekend in Orlando. Florida will send eight athletes from the women's team to compete in the Black and Gold Challenge. Men's Golf Gators looking to regain old form A sixth-place finish in February's John Hayt Invitational and a third-place showing at the Bandon Dunes Championship have left the Florida men's golf team searching for answers. The Gators are looking to rediscover the form that helped them start their spring campaign with three consecutive tournament titles. No. 5 Florida is looking to get back on track this weekend at the Schenkel Invitational. Softball Walton sees Coyle as Gators' next star Tim Walton has coached some great players in his career -Stacey Nelson, Kim Waleszonia, Francesca Enea, Stephanie Brombacher and so on. But UF softball's all-time winningest coach feels he has a future star in freshman shortstop Cheyenne Coyle. The California native has started all 28 games, displaying her powerful bat and smooth glove early in her Florida career. Coyle and the rest of the No. 2 Gators will travel to take on Ole Miss this weekend. Tennis No. 13 men's team falls to No. 3 USC at home For the fourth time this season, Florida showed its weakness against a top-ranked opponent, dropping a tight 4-3 match to Southern California. The No. 13 Gators (11-4, 4-0) came out strong Thursday evening, winning two of the three doubles matches to claim the first point over the No. 3 Trojans (14-2). Hopes were high at Linder Stadium at that point, with one of the largest home crowds of the season on hand to watch Florida battle the two-time defending national champions. Lacrosse Gators to test undefeated home start Saturday Behind a frenzied attack that has simply outrun its opponents and a stingy defense that has allowed only 7.2 goals per game at home, No. 10 Florida (71) has jumped out to a perfect 6-0 start at Dizney Stadium. Despite piling up several wins against lower competition, Gators will face a true test at home on Saturday at 1 p.m against No. 11 Syracuse. UF seeks to improve timely hitting By TOM GREEN Alligator Writer tgreen@alligator org Despite being the top-ranked team in the nation and getting off to the program's best start since 1992, coach Kevin O'Sullivan has one concern about his squad heading into Southeastern Conference play. When No. 1 Florida (15-2) travels to Baton Rouge, La., to open a three-game series against No. 8 LSU (16-1) tonight at 7, O'Sullivan hopes his team can overcome a problem that has plagued it the last two games: leaving runners on base. "If you ask any coach at any level, it's one of those things: Good teams hit with runners in scoring position. They have a better approach, they don't pull off; they're aggressive early in the count." Kevin O'Sullivan UF baseball coach Over the last two games -an 8-6 win against Rhode Island and a 5-4 extra-inning victory against FSU -Florida has stranded a combined 25 men, including a season-high 13 against the Seminoles. "I don't know how you work on it, to be honest with you," O'Sullivan said. "It's a frustrating thing. .I think if you did that 10 times in a row, you'll probably lose nine out of the 10." While he might not know how to fix the problem, Florida's skipper understands why his team is struggling to plate those runners. He believes the Gators need to do a better job not falling behind in the count and getting quality at-bats in those situations. Two times each against URI and FSU, UF ended an inning with the bases loaded. Florida also stranded runners in scoring position in eight other innings. In the bottom of the ninth against FSU, Brian Johnson singled to lead off the inning, and pinch runner Paul Wilson stole UF second baseman Josh Adams said the Gators have been working on situational hitting in practice, hoping to strand fewer baserunners. second and moved to third on a Second baseman Josh Adams wild pitch. However, Florida squandered the opportunity, as the next three batters went down in order. Those missed chances nearly cost the Gators against the Rams and the Seminoles. Florida could have easily secured both games or put them out of reach with a couple of quality at-bats in those situations. "If you ask any coach at any level, it's one of those things," O'Sullivan said. "Good teams hit with runners in scoring position." "They have a better approach. They don't pull off. They're aggressive early in the count." said the only way to get over the hump is through repetition. The Gators have recently been working on situational hitting in practice against their own pitchers, he added. But the senior knows his team can't continue to blow those scoring opportunities if it hopes to open SEC play with a big series win in Baton Rouge. "We got lucky," Adams said of the last two games. "Against really, really good teams, they're going to take advantage of that. "And we'd be lucky to come out with a win if we leave that many runners stranded again." Rosa Taveras / Alligator Stafi Florida ready to defend SEC title By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer By making a conscious effort to push tomorrow out of their minds, the Gators have strived tirelessly to avoid jumping ahead of themselves throughout the season. But the time to focus on the Southeastern Conference Championships is finally here, and it's become their top priority. No. 1 Florida, the defending SEC champion, will compete in what its gymnasts call the "funnest meet ever" on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. On top of facing six conference squads, the stage set for the competition will present a different surface beneath the gymnasts' bare feet. The SECs are performed on a podium, which is a raised, championship-style floor that has bouncier equipment, requiring the gymnasts to work arduously to control their bodies on the springy surfaces. Sophomore Ashan6e Dickerson remembers being introduced to the format for the first time in last year's SECs. "It was hard trying to get used to it," Dickerson said. "Once the first event was over, you knew what you had to do, and it was fine after that." UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the athletes will have to make adjustments, including backing up their runs on vault so they don't overshoot. They will also have to be extra careful not to gain too much moGymnastics mentum, causing them to go out of bounds on their floor routines. Although the Gators don't have a podium to practice on in their home practice facilities, the team held a mock meet this weekend to mimic the upcoming competition as well as possible. Compared to the intrasquad meets the gymnasts have performed in all season, Faehn said Saturday's was phenomenal. "Normally when we have an intrasquad, there's a little bit less energy because it's not the actual competition," Faehn said. "It didn't happen this time. They were really up., And being "up" is something UF will have to squeeze every last drop out of come 5 p.m. Saturday. With the podium, the teams have to stay in a designated corral, separating the performing athlete from her cheering teammates. This stains the usual screaming huddles in which the Gators engulf the performing gymnast after the close of her routine. "You're on a stage and it's your show time," sophomore Liz Green said. "Even though our team has to stay in a corral down on the podium, it's kind of like you try to be as loud as you can." But fellow sophomore Marissa King said Saturday's competition will ultimately come down to the fine details and polish of the routines, a focus of the entire season. "We have the gymnastics in the bag," King said. "We know the gymnastics skills, we know our routines. "Really, it's just about focusing on those small details because our bodies can do it, it's just the concentration and the focus that we need to be able to do those skills perfectly."

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16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 Senior QB trusts Weis' experience, knowledge FOOT, from page 12 of confusing things going on right now with this offense just because it's all new to us, but we're just going to try to help each other and become the leaders." But Brantley has quickly BILL, from page 12 Then, we need to know if he's crazy. If he's crazy, how crazy? My partners and I don't do crazy. Dominick takes care of the hard cases. If he's a tough guy, we have to hope he's not as crazy as Dominick. This puts the odds back in our favor. I introduced Dom to my partners two years ago. He was making small talk as we drove across the Bronx in my partner's Honda Prelude. "Yeah, you see that tree over there in that park? Whatta beating me, Gobbo and Dodo put on some mook by that tree. We beat this guy for 30 minutes. What a tough prick. He smiled while we beat him. I kicked that pnck until my foot hurt. He just kept smiling. When we got done beating him, I couldn't sleep. His smile haunted me. It's all I could think about. I knew I had to kill him. "So, Dodo drove me down here five or six times. Finally, one night we see him alone by that same tree. So, we drive by I use my uncle's hunting rifle, and I shoot him in the head. Boom, right over there by that tree." My partner shoots me a nervous look. I avoid his staring eyes by looking out the passenger window at the buildings lining the six-lane road we're cruising. My mind drifts. Instead of thinking about the sociopath in the back seat, I focus on the architecture. The Grand Concourse was the ChampsElys6es of the Bronx. The boulevard runs through the center of the West Bronx from 138th Street and Mott Avenue, past Yankee Stadium, all the way up to Moshulu Parkway The H-Type apartment buildings enclosing the roadway were designed to resemble the Moorish architecture of Spain. These SMARTPHONE CENTERS We buy iPhones and cell phones Get Cash Today! @p004 I I taken to his new position coach, speaking highly of his knowledge, reputation and r6sum6 -particularly in developing quarterbacks like Brady Quinn and Tom Brady. "Coach Weis is a genius with the offense, and he's going to do great things here," Brantley said. "You can put a lot of trust in his hands because he knows what he's doing. He's Football got the track record to show it." And Brantley's teammates are picking up apartments once housed luminaries such as Babe Ruth and Milton Berle. The only semblance of celebrity left in these once-fashionable apartment buildings are the neighborhood's famed drug dealers. Ethnic minorities, on rent control, now inhabit these fine examples of Art Deco architecture. The Grand Concourse no longer resembles the Champs-Elys6es. The center island of maple trees with grand apartment buildings lining both sides of the boulevard has disappeared. Also gone are the middle class, the neighborhood stores and the architects' dream. At the moment, I want to be in Paris anywhere but inside this car. I'm forced back to the problem at hand. My intuition warns me that a halo's only a short distance from a noose. Things have been good. We're due for a fall. Dominick is borderline psychotic. I intend to exploit his disorder for my own benefit. No good can come of this. A Bronx maxim: You've got to be a standup guy. You can't screw your friends. Afraid of blowback, I've used Dom sparingly. His sheer workmanlike approach to violence boggles my mind. Dominick emanates perpetual foreshock. His dispassionate, distant dead eyes never blink. Although not intimidating in size, you know any confrontation with him will have to be to the finish. He's telling a story about how he secured work for his cousin. "I tell my foreman, 'Put my cousin to work.' My foreman says, 'I don't need anybody right now.' "I said, 'My cousin needs a job.' He said, 'You deaf? I don't need anybody' "I went up on the roof, maybe 12 floors, see him down below, pick up a cinder block and drop it. I missed his head by two feet. on his excitement for a fresh start in 2011. "You really can't tell right now from this first practice, but I feel like Brantley, he's loving this offense," sophomore receiver Andre Debose said. "He's loving every second of When he looked up at the roof, I saw him shaking. I smiled and wagged my finger at him. 'He put my cousin to work."' I say, "Holy shit, man, how did you get so close to him without hitting him?" He shoots me a look like I asked him to split the atom: "What do you mean so close? I tried to kill him." His indifference to consequence, moral or otherwise, would stun Attila the Hun. He shocks me. And I'm not the everyday citizen. Blinky, my partner, warns me, "I don't care how long you've known him. We can't use this guy. He's crazy." He's right, yet our problem cries for Dominick's expertise. First, a preliminary question: Who does Karl know? We find out he's not connected. One last chance to get our money the easy way, I call him at home. "This problem won't go away." "You're dealing with serious people." "What do you think we're playing games?" All fruitless. I send Dominick. In the nightclub business, when you hire a doorman, you hire a gentle giant. You don't want problems. In the bookmaking business, illusion is not enough. Threats must be backed up by cold efficiency. I should have heeded Blinky's warning. The last dance approaches. The fiddler will have to be paid. Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran,former Bronx firefighter and pub and restaurant owner. He is currently a journalism major at UF and a standup comic. The irreverent and acerbic O'Connor performsfree standup around Gainesville. 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We Inform. You Decide. VOLUME 105 ISSUE 47 FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Todayvisit www.alligator.org Florida senior quarterback John Brantley (right) is ready for a fresh start in the Gators’ new offensive system under Charlie Weis after a disappointing junior season in 2010. See Story, Page 12.March soreness: Iowa clinic says there’s no better time for a vasectomy WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — A West Des Moines clinic’s ad campaign hits below the belt by urging sport fans to indulge in some alternative March madness: Have a vasectomy on Thursday or Friday then spend the weekend recovering while watching NCAA tournament basketball. Iowa Clinic marketing executive Jessica Grant tells the Des Moines Register that the campaign is designed to appeal to men whose partners want them to get the snip and who complain they spend too much time in front of the TV. The ad reads, “After your vasectomy: Stay on couch. 32 games in two days. Return to work on Monday.” Urologist Dr. Mark Kellerman says he thinks the campaign is “a great idea.” The clinic performed 102 vasectomies in March 2010 when the ads debuted. This month, 129 are scheduled.— THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunny 85/50FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 7 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12 UF 79 UCSB 51 By GREG LUCAAlligator Staff Writergluca@alligator.orgTAMPA — After three seasons without an NCAA Tournament victory, the Gators worked their way back into the win column in dominating fashion. Second-seeded Florida started hot and never yielded, routing No. 15-seed UC Santa Barbara 79-51 on Thursday in the St. Pete Times Forum. “It was huge,” senior center Vernon Macklin said. “Us being able to come out and get this victory and, most importantly, be able to keep playing. 84-75 over Ohio State victory secured a second straight national title. Coach Billy Donovan said the rebuilding process has been following the 2006-07 season. challenging,” Donovan said. “It’s also been very, very rewarding being a part of a group of guys and trying to help them understand what it takes to win at this level and the strides that they’ve made from their freshman year until now.” Seniors Chandler Parsons, Alex Tyus and Macklin each rebreaking a streak that threatened to span each player’s entire career. all more focused on taking the next step. good,” said Parsons, who nearly recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in just 27 minutes. “But one game. “We want to make some noise. And it feels good right now, and we’re going to celebrate, but we can’t get too happy because Gators breeze by Gauchos, to face UCLAMatt Tripp / Alligator Staff OBITUARYBy MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Writer Senior Stacie Lavender touched more lives during her time at UF than she may ever have realized. Shands at UF early this week to see Lavender, who was hospitalized after suffering head injuries Saturday while learning to drive a motorcycle. Lavender, a 21-year-old UF senior, died Tuesday. She was taken off life support after doctors said there was no chance of recovery, said Hanan Schwefel, the director of Krishna lunch in Gainesville and Lavender’s friend and co-worker. Lavender was learning to drive her boyfriend’s motor cycle Saturday when she fell and hit her head on a stair well at a Gainesville apartment complex, according to police. She was wearing a helmet. “The nurses at the hospital told us that they had never seen so many people come for a single patient at a single time ever,” said Vanessa Guerrero, a childhood friend of Shands Hospital. People werein circles with guitars and talking about how much she [affected] their lives.”Friends remember student as adventurous, givingSEE HOOPS, PAGE 13 SEE LAVENDER, PAGE 5 “The nurses at the hospital told us that they had never seen so many people come for a single patient at a single time ever.” Vanessa Guerrero childhood friend of Lavender’s Bask etball

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 105 ISSUE 47 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 TODAYFORECAST WHAT’S HAPPENING Brown Bag Lunch Series: Human Trafficking Today, 11 a.m. Plaza of the Americas Studio 31:8 is a group of local artists who bring awareness to sex trafficking through art. Their artwork is showcased and sold in local coffee houses, galleries and arts festivals, and 50 percent or more of the proceeds are used to help organizations that fight sex trafficking. Lunch Event: The First Gainesville Rugby St. Patrick’s Golf Tournament Saturday, 1 p.m. West End Golf Course Entry is $35 for individuals or $120 for a team of four. Registration includes the green fee, a cart and a reception. For more details, go to http:// gainesvillerugbyclub.com/ golf.htm. Hypnotize Your Friends! Saturday, 6 p.m. Jennings Hall Watch or be a part of the show as hypnotist Rich Alexander presents a one-of-a-kind 90-minute comedy hypnosis performance. Come out and enjoy the show as well as an assortment of free refreshments, including cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, cupcakes and cookies. This event is presented by the InterResidence Hall Association. Admission is free to all UF students. Spring BBQ Islam on Campus Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Lake Wauburg South Join IOC for its annual spring barbecue. Come have fun in the sun with free food, soccer, volleyball and more. Feel free to invite your friends and family. Admission to Lake Wauburg is free with a Gator 1 Card. Tae Kwon Do Forms Seminar Sunday, 5 p.m. Southwest Recreation Center, Activity Room 2 All levels of experience are welence and natural philosophy. Admission is $5 for the public and free for members. “A Village Called Versailles” Tuesday, 8 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium Co-Sponsored with AASU. “A Village Called Versailles” is a documentary that tells the story of a tight-knit group of Vietnamese Americans in New Orleans who over came the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina only to have their homes threatened by a government-imposed toxic landfill. Hustle for Humanity 3K/6K March 26, 8 a.m. UF Commuter Lot The top three runners in the men’s and women’s divisions will each win a prize. T-shirts will be provided to the first 25 people who register, and food will be provided for all participants after the race. Register online at http://active.com/ running/gainesville-fl/hus tle-for-humanity-3k6k-2011. It costs $15 to pre-register and $20 on the day of registration. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an e-mail with “What’s Happening” in the subject line to ebehrman@alligator. org. Please model your submissions after above events. come. Master Dan Levenson is a seventh-level black belt. Dan, from Tampa, instructs at Martial Arts America. Because he has to drive all the way from Tampa and back on Sunday, a $5 donation would be appreciated to help cut travel costs. It is requested but not mandatory to wear a uniform. For more information, contact Tommy Goode at goodet@ufl.edu or Sara Drumm at sdrumm@ufl.edu. “The Changing Character of the Transatlantic Security Relationship” Panel Discussion Monday, 6:30 p.m. Pugh Hall Ocora Peter Hobbing from the Centre for European Policy Studies will be joined by Zachary Selden from UF, and Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, from Elizabethtown College, Penn., to discuss the international political role of the EU. The EU’s actions on both internal security initiatives and exter nal security collaborations become increasingly important to the rest of the world. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean, Paul D’Anieri, will be moderating. RISK Cinema Film Screening by Jeanne Liotta Tuesday, 7 p.m. Harn Museum of Art “The Sublime is Now” screening of various works and lecture. Liotta makes films and other ephemera, including music photographs, works on paper and live projection performances. Her latest body of work takes place in a constellation of mediums at a curious intersection of art, sci-SUNNY 85/50 SUNNY 86/52 SUNNY 86/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 84/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 85/56 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 THEY WILL PERFORM “MACBETH” TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON THE PLAZA OF THE AMERICAS.By JEANNA ARROYOAlligator Contributing Writer In most instances, shields, hubcaps and baseball bats are best reserved for scrapyards For some UF students, it’s just another day Park has chosen to set the play in a war-torn, The play will still feature the same char acters, prose and plot, but will have a newer, said there was a lot of debate on which play to because of their slapstick humor and relatable annual production on the Plaza of the AmeriBy MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Writer Gainesville Police Department’s reduced accidents by 14 percent when said, but there wasn’t any money for Now Raulerson, part of the GPD ida Department of Transportation for with new equipment and more manto drive around or park near streets that are known to have more crashes the road once they know police are for drivers who speed and follow the the cars He went before the Gainesville City Commission on Thursday to GPD wants funding to focus on car accidents “We’re trying to offer the authentic Shakespeare.”Joseph Sweeney Shakespeare in the Park President Gainesville Cit y Commission Shakespeare group turns plaza into Globe Theatre

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SHE WILL PERFORM AT THE THOMAS CENTER ON APRIL 11.By KAT BEINAlligator Staff Writer Jill Burton pushes her voice through her throat in different tones. It’s soft, then louder, then softer again. It sounds like a didgeridoo. It can’t be compared to Beyonce, but that’s not the point. Burton is a vocal performance artist, and for the past 40 years, she’s explored the ways in which the power of voice can affect an audience emotionally, mentally and spiritually. She doesn’t sing prepared pieces, but improvises a tonal “oh” sound, like a shaman leading a religious ritual. She uses her voice to tap into her listeners and alter their state of mind. She’ll be joined by three others at the Thomas Center on April 11 for a performance she hopes will be a profound and transformational experience. “We’re going to invite the audience to go on a journey with us to areas of their own consciousness that they may not be aware of,” she said. an 18-year-old student at Santa Fe College. She said her professor, Betty Keig, helped put her in touch with her inner artist. She’s lived in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Miami and, most recently, Sitka, Alaska, honing her talents and perfecting her craft. Last year, she was featured as an artist-in-residence for a month-long tour sponsored by the Improvisor Journal, which focuses on musical improv performance. She was also hailed as “one of the great foundation improvisors of America.” Burton knows her style of singing is anything but mainstream. Nevertheless, she believes the advent of the Internet and modern advancements in communication have helped bring a worldwide community of vocal performers together. Beyond her performances, Burton runs transformational voice workshops and teaches private sessions for people interested in learning to sing more than just pop songs. She said most prospective students contact her through Facebook. She said she’s ecstatic to watch a new generation of vocalists take a strong interest in the art form she’s spent her life exploring and expanding. “It’s really exciting to me to see so many young people being engaged,” she said. “It’s very gratifying, actually being involved in this movement for 40 years It’s kind of wonderful.” 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011Max Reed / Alligator StaffJill Burton, a vocal performance artist, poses inside the Thomas Center where she will be performing with three other artists on April 11. Vocalist doesn’t need words to elicit emotionsBy SARAH POSERAlligator Contributing Writer MTV will hold an open casting call Satur ing polite and start getting real for season 26 of “The Real World.” The open casting call will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mother’s Pub and Grill. “We always have good luck in Gainesville,” said Damon Furberg, supervising casting director for ‘The Real World.’ “We have gone there for as long as I can remember.” It takes about 3 months, Furberg said, to do 35 or 40 casting calls for one season. Candidates are narrowed down in rounds of in“We want to see everyone who shows up, so we pace ourselves accordingly,” Furberg said. All casting directors have different ways of interviewing applicants. Some play party games while others throw out a debate topic. TJ Goodman, co-owner of the pub, said MTV called him about three weeks ago to propose the offer. “My business partner and I still have no idea why we were chosen,” he said. “It was an honor.” Furberg said producers often choose locations by interviewing students about their favorite places to go. Applicants are required to bring a photo ID and a recent picture of themselves. Applicants must be over 18 and “appear to be between the ages of 18 and 24.” Anyone unable to attend the open call can still apply online. For more information visit bunim-murray.com/rwcasting. ON CAMPUSBy SKYLAR RAMSEYAlligator Contributing Writer With candles in hand, 250 people gathered at the Reitz Union Amphitheater Thursday night to remember the lives affected by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan last week Megan Vu, president of the Asian American Student Union, said it’s important to not just feel connected to the victims but also to each other in a spirit of unity in caring for Japan. “I think everybody in The Gator Nation can see the potential that we have to make a huge impact,” she said. Hope for Japan, a new UF organization, hosted the vigil and is meant to help provide disaster relief to Japan. Anthony Ray-Reynolds, Student Body vice president-elect and an executive board member for Hope for Japan, said that after Spring Break there were many student organizations that wanted to make a difference. “The biggest thing that stands out to me is how quickly we got the ball rolling,” he said. “A lot of times in the wake of a disaster there is a long process before things start up.” Taketo Nakao, a graduate assistant for UF Multicultural Diversity and Affairs, said UF students need to work together to support Japan. He said the group is making paper cranes and collecting donations to send to Japan. The group hopes to raise $5,000 within the next two weeks. “You can care in so many different ways,” Nakao said.250 honor quake victimsBy MELANIE BRKICHAlligator Contributing Writer The brothers and owners of Designer Greens restaurants in Gainesville and Or lando opened a third restaurant, Kay Bros. BBQ, during Spring Break. The restaurant, located at 1620 W. University Ave., is just down the street from the sandwich and salad joint they opened two years ago. Doors opened March 9, and within the barbecue restaurant was nearly at maximum capacity, seating about 50 people inside and 16 on the patio. He said he was pleasantly surprised, especially because the brothers had done no formal advertising other than a banner outside. day,” Kay said. According to employees, the extensive preparation paid off. Cashier Kacey Over street, a UF sophomore, said the restaurant operates similarly to Tijuana Flats, emphasizing quick service. Customers order at the counter and their food brought out to them by cashiers clad in denim cut-offs and cowboy boots. Darren Kay, 25, said he thinks his brother “wanted the Jessica Simpson look.” Instead of a hot sauce bar, the restaurant features a bar of eight different bar beque sauces that the brothers tested and perfected themselves, including a Kentucky Bourbon, Kansas City and traditional Memphis sauce. Eddie Gilley, 49, a minister at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, had lunch there rib combo was “very tasty” as he licked “I eat barbecue everywhere I go,” Gilley said. “If they can keep this up, I think they’ll do real good.” BBQ joint opens near UFThe casting call will be at Mother’s Pub Ne ws Local Ar ound Gainesville “A lot of times in the wake of a disaster there is a long process before things start up.” Anthony Ray-Reynolds Student Body Vice President-Elect

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5Special to the AlligatorStacie Lavender, a UF senior who sustained head injuries while learning how to ride a motorcycle Saturday, died after being taken off life support Tuesday. Her family will attend her graduation ceremony on April 30 and will be presented with her diploma. Maria Linares / AlligatorHooters, located at 3265 SW 34th St., usually decorated by the restaurant’s colorful chairs and tables, is now empty. The restaurant and sports bar is closed until further notice. Lavender volunteered at the Krishna lunches on the Plaza of the Americas Lavender, a sociology major and women’s studies minor who grew up in West Palm Beach, would have graduated in May. She planned to become a paramedic. Her family will be attending the graduation ceremony on April 30 and will receive her diploma. Lavender and Guerrero had been friends since they were 2 years old. They were surrogate sisters, Lavender’s sister Emily Keene, 29, said. Lavender’s mother died when she was 13, and Guerrero’s mother helped take care of her while Keene completed her degree at the University of Central Florida. “We were like the three amigos, and then my mom left and then Stacie left,” Keene said. “I know they’d want me to be strongand I’m going to try to do that.” Guerrero remembers how giving Lavender was. When Guerrero was about to give nals early to make sure she could be there. son is not even 2 and he still knows who she is,” Guerrero said. “It was sad, but when we came up to her apartment, he saw her door and started saying, ‘Stacie, Stacie.’ I was like, ‘Honey, she’s not here.’ He had me look through the whole house for her.” Lavender served Krishna lunch on campus as a volunteer and later an employee for Gainesville Krishna House, offering vegetarian food and a smile to everyone who walked through the line, Schwefel, the Krishna lunch director, said. Many people knew Lavender as “the blonde from Krishna lunch,” he said. He remembered Lavender telling him about a time when a group recognized her one night and did a Hare Krishna chant for her. “We as Hare Krishnas believe in reincar nation. At some point the body stopsand we move to a new body. Her soul is in a better place,” he said. “At the same time, I feel sad because I lost a good friend.” Sarah Manesh, Lavender’s roommate, said when Lavender wanted to do something, she just went out and did it, even if no one came with her. Manesh plans to try to live her life that way, too. Saba Rahman, a UF senior who lived with Lavender during their sophomore year in Murphree Hall, said she would miss her friend’s adventurous spirit. When Rahman called her at 2 a.m. one day last year and asked Lavender to go skydiving with her, she didn’t ask any questions. She just said yes, and she wantplane. “I’m not just sorry for the friendship that I’ve lost, but I feel a lot of pity for the people that aren’t going to meet her,” Rahman said. “She crammed a lot of living into 21 years. She really, really did.” LAVENDER, from page 1 THE FRANCHISE OWNER DID NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT.By HANNAH WINSTONAlligator Writer If you planned on eating Hooters’ famous wings anytime soon in Gainesville, think again. Earlier this week both the Gainesville and Ocala locations of the sports bar closed, leaving only signs in the windows to let customers know. The local franchises were two of nine total restaurants to close because of expired license agreements, according to Alexis Aleshire, Hooters of America spokeswoman. Aleshire wrote in an e-mail that both Owl’s Eyes Inc., owner of seven Hooters in the Southeast, including the ones in Ocala and Gainesville, and WOSG LLC, had not met requirements to uphold their temporary license issued by Hooters. She said that neither company kept up with compliance with the agreements or payments that were due to Hooters of America. She did not detail what those agreements were. She also did not reply when asked how much money was owed or how many jobs were lost with the closing of the nine locations. “We regret that Owl’s Eyes’ and WOSG’s noncompliance with their obligations has led to the closing of these restaurants and we intend to consider the markets affected for new Hooters development in the future,” she wrote. Aleshire also said that the change had nothing to do with the new owners of Hooters of America, Chanticleer Holdings, an investment company. Instead, she pointed to a long-term issue with both franchises. Representatives from Owl’s Eyes could not be reached for comment. Hooters restaurant in Gainesville closes abruptly Ne ws Local “We as Hare Krishnas believe in reincarnation. At some point the body stops and we move to a new body. Her soul is in a better place. At the same time, I feel sad because I lost a good friend.”Hanan Schwefel director of Krishna lunch in Gainesville

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The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page). They must be typed, double-spaced and must include the just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458.6, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011Opinions Reader response Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgColumnALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinionEditorial Paul Runnestrand EDITOR Elizabeth Behrman Joshua Saval MANAGING EDITORS Cynthia Despres OPINIONS EDITORToday’s question: Are students’ FCAT scores a reasonable indicator of a teacher’s ability? Thursday’s results are unavailable due to technical problems.Smaller issues not federal concernsThe economy is in the tank. Unemployment is stagnant. The budget crisis has brought us to the brink of a government shutdown. Libya is burning, and Egypt is still in turmoil. Last week, President Obama responded to this swirling mayhem by pouncing with laser-like precision and cided needs addressing above all the rest. Of course, I am talking about the issue of bullying in schools. president hosted a summit at the White House to focus on this problem. The course of the discussion featured many of the predictable and stale platitudes about how bullying over race, physical features or sexual orientation lead to bad grades and suicide. Bullying is bad. I get it. However, that is not the issue here. This episode sheds light on two primary problems with big government. First of all, this is not a federal issue. The president, duties. The men and women who have been elected and appointed to perform those duties were selected because of their perceived ability to competently and faithfully execute them. As the federal government has expanded, the duties have become muddied, and the focus has been lost. Washington bureaucracy has exploded to the point where the bounds set around the jurisdiction of the federal government have been obliterated, and the dureached the point where Washington talks about obesity, bullying and health care as much as securing our borders, stabilizing the economy and stopping terror ism. The peripheral functions the government has asproblems that really matter. Secondly, this illustrates the problems that occur when the federal government assumes responsibility for issues that are best left to the smallest government possible. As a conservative, I am a major proponent of small government. The concept of small government comprises two major principles. eral government should be as small and unobtrusive as possible. The second is that smaller governments citizens than larger governments. That is, state and municipal governments are more intimately linked with the everyday lives of those within their jurisdictions and thus should have greater control than the federal government over the laws and codes that maintain or der within a community. According to this principle, a teacher is the head of classroom government, and a principal is the head of school government. In the past, such individuals were given the freedom to establish and maintain order and discipline within their jurisdictions. Thanks to frivolous lawsuits and warped conceptions of child psychology, however, higher governments have stepped in and stripped away these rights. This has severely limited the control that teachers and principals have over their jurisdictions and the freedom they have to deal directly with problems such as bullying. If the federal government were to mind the business for which it was designed, it would do less to create problems that it then deems necessary to step in and Bob Minchin is a fourth-year electrical engineering major. His column appears on Fridays. We expect half of our readers will have a massive hangover when they see this, so we’ll make it short. And by short, we mean the same length as every other week. That’s right: Although the streets ran green with beer last night, your friends at the Editorial Board were hard at work on this week’s we-didn’t-realize-everybody-in-a-10mile-vicinity-of-a-bar-has-Irish-blood edition of...Darts & LaurelsWe aren’t the only ones who took notice of all the green. Governments the nation over have been trying to scale back spending. While the politicians’ hearts may be in the doubt — we’ve been questioning many of their choices for programs to cut. We’re giving you fair warning: Republicans may want to stop reading now. To begin, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut all federal funding to NPR. Although the measure is unlikely to pass in the more temperate Senate, we’re wor ried by the party-line voting to strip money from a valuable public resource. That’s why we’re aiming a DART at House Republicans. Apparently, $1 million is too much to pay for one of the few reliable news sources our most isolated citizens can access. In the same economic vein, Wisconsin’s governor got his way last Friday with a union-busting bill that ends collective bargaining for public employees. What good is a union without such an ability? That’s why we’re lobbing a DART at Scott Walker and his pals. Not only have they hurt the people of their state, they’re also setting a precedent for others around the nation. The harm they’ve done to teachers and students may surpass the damage of a merit-based pay law in our state. largely by students’ FCAT scores, which we recognize as meaningless garbage. If you think students’ critical thinking is at a low point now, wait until teachers’ bottom lines are dictated by the test results. Because we became stupider by merely thinking about that prospect, we’re pinning a DART on state lawmakers. We haven’t doused Americans’ need to learn yet, however. In fact, our curiosity is alive and well. We aren’t just paranoid in the wake of Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear issues. Sure, some on the west coast are making a run for iodine pills. But for the most part, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and their constituents are asking about our nuclear power plants. Even if it is born of fear, we think a genuine interest in how we receive our power is always welcome. Knowledge is a powerful weapon, after all. That’s why we’re giving a LAUREL to nuclear power experts. Thanks for walking us through the issue in words we can understand every day for the past week, even if you had to deal with cable news anchors. You’ve started an important discussion we needed to have. As you can tell— other than St. Patty’s Day— this week’s been sobering for us. But in the spirit of hope, LAUREL and our condolences to the people of Japan. Here’s hoping for a brighter week, Gators. Bob Minchinletters@alligator.org

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ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning,freeHBO/showtime *Oxford Manor*(352) 377-2777 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-1 The Life. The Look. THE LANDINGS. 2/2.5 Townhomes 3/3 & 4/4 Flats Call us at 352-336-3838! 4-20-70-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.www.ApartmentsInGainesville.com4-20-70-1 Student friendly 2/2’s and 4/4’s 42” TV in EVERY apt Text ‘GP’ to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-1 All-inclusive private suites ***4/4s @ $409*** Ask about our Apple TV special! Start your summer here!!! 2 pools, 2 bus routes, tons of amenities LexingtonCrossingUF.com Call today! 373.9009 4-20-10-70-1 **ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY** Almost Full for Fall! 2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available Direct Bus Route to Campus! www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696 4-20-10-70-1 Gainesville Place Apts 4 BUS ROUTES TO UF! 4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive ONLY $449 per person! (352) 271-3131 -GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-1 The PolosAlready have roommates? ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES* 2/2: From $541/person 3/3: From $432/person 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Incl. Call Eric Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or CampusWalkUF.com 4-20-70-1 2/2’s & 3/3’s RMM Match HUGE Walk In Closet Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld 4-20-10-70-1 Starting @ $375 per bedroom All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities 2 blocks from UF! www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-20-42-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Walk to UF. Avail. 8/15 $900/mo. call 877-833-2865 3-25-11-10-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-1 Furnished 4bedroom4bath condo,W/D/ Dishwasher for 2011-2012 starting Aug16 1/2mi from UF on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave between UF and Butler Plaza $325/mo ++ per student 352-586-6468 3-29-11-10-1 Looking 4 nice female roommate Asking $405/mo util/cable incl. Call Gloria @ 4075723637. No smokers,alcohol,overnight guests or pets please. 2B/2BA! 3-18-11-3-1 Great 4/4 condo available immediately less than 5 miles from Campus. Washer/Dryer, balcony, in gated building. Furnished or not depending. On bus routes 9 & 35. Call 813368-5325 for viewing or details. $350/month 3-25-5-1 $504/month sublease available starting May 1. 4 BR 1.5 bath apartment less than a minute from campus. Only 2 other roommates. Amenities included up to $120/month. Full sized kitchen, living & dining room. E-mail kellyn797@gmail.com 3-21-11-2-1 QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $350. Small 2br $375 372-6881, 213-3901 4-20-10-70-2 CLOSE TO EVERYTHING!! SPACIOUS 1050 Sqft 2BDR ONLY $299/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 4-20-10-70-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 4-20-10-70-2 1/1 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome 1 MONTH FREE Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 4-20-10-70-2 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 4-20-10-70-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $649 3br for $799. Free UF parking. 352-376-4002 4-20-10-70-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood flrs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 4-20-10-70-2 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 Live the 180 Lifestyle! 4-20-10-70-2 ELLIE’S HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Pick THE LAURELS for FALL!1 & 2 Flats, 3/3 TH w/Cable @ $815 24hr gym*Tanning *Gated*Pet Friendly thelaurelsuf.com 352.335.4455 4-20-10-70-2 *ESCAPE THE ORDINARY* 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 Townhomes!! FREE Cable w/HBO and Showtime All Amenities plus FREE Tanning Gated*Pet Friendly*Fitness Classes www.thelaruelsuf.com 352-335-4455 4-20-11-70-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location – Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 4-20-10-70-2 2/2 and 3/3 Townhomes From $360/person! Available NOW and August! 377-2801*cobblestoneuf.com 4-20-70-2 1,2,3,4 BR’s – Move in now or August! Huge floorplans! * Water/sewer incl! Washer/Dryers! * Pets Loved! Cardio * Pools * Tanning * Tennis 376-2507 * bivenscove.com 4-20-10-70-2 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 Madison Pointe NW 23rd Blvd 1s, 2s and 3s from $699 Free Tanning, Pool, Gym Gated and Pet Friendly 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info! 4-20-70-2 Washer/Dryer in Every Apartment 1/1's from $719 2/2's from $839 3/3's from $954Includes Internet352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-2 UNBELIEVABLE!! 1 br-ONLY $449 Immed M/I Only 5 left!! Call today! 352-376-1248 4-20-11-70-2 HUGE floor plans! 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 4-20-10-70-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4’s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 4-20-70-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 4-20-10-70-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 4-20-10-70-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 4-20-10-70-2 FOX HOLLOWGated Entry “Renovation Celebration” 1 BR Starting at $499 7301 W Univ Ave Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3 352-332-3199 www.foxhollowgainesville.com Text: foxhollow@65374 4-20-10-70-2 WALK TO UF! 1BR $425Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2’s and 3/2’s * Pets Loved! Pools * Cardio * Tanning * Tennis Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 * biketouf.com 4-20-10-70-2 BRIDGELIGHT1 BR Loft Style starting at $495 mo. M-F 1-6 Sat. 10-2. 3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221 www.bridgelightapts.com Text: bridgelight@65374 4-20-10-70-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 4-20-10-70-2 Sun Bay & Sun Key 1.1 from 475 2.1 from 550 Walk to campus; 8 short minutes on the bus pet friendly! full time grads no deposit for 1.1 352.376.6720 352.376.7041 4-20-10-70-2 Sun Harbor 2.1.5 townhome 600 675 1 month free on 650. 8 minutes to campus on bus; walk to campus pet friendly 352.376.7041 or 352.376.6720 4-20-10-70-2 $500-$600 clean, spacious PRIVATE, apt. for calm, stable, mature person in quiet area, greenspace/trees; pvt patio, near UF & dntn, bus. 1825-1826 NW 10th st. 352-376-0080, 352-284-3873; postj@bellsouth.net 4-2010-70-2 Pine Rush Villas 1/1 *$449 2/1 *$569 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit Near UF and Oaks Mall Ph. 375-1519 www.gremco.com 4-20-10-70-2 The Cottages on Market Street 2BR/1BA apt $500 mo; No Dep, No Fee's UF or SF Full-Time Students Bike to Campus, Walk to Starbucks Tommy 352-339-1965 4-20-10-70-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $799 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 4-20-10-70-1 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 4-20-11-67-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD PLasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 4-20-11-67-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-250-6149 3-31-11-58-2 The Retreat at Madison Pointe 2/2 with Vaulted ceilings & W/D. No move in fees and $500 off March! Garage included. Gated Community. 2701 NW 23rd Blvd 352-372-0400 MadisonPointe.org Text MADISON to 47464 for more info!! 4-20-66-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, new carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $600/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352215-3160 3-24-11-40-2

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $425, 2 BR $535. 352-335-0420 3-3111-43-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $475, 2BR $575 352-335-0420 3-31-11-43-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-111-42-2 www.10houses.com 2 & 3 bd HOUSES for Aug. 1 Cent H/AC, W/D, quiet areas Bike to UF 352-316-0154 or nancy@10houses.com 3-25-11-22-2 Courtney Greens 1/1 *$549 *Rate includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit *Brand New Energy Efficient appliances* Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 Homestead Apartments 2/1 *$599 2/2 *$699 *Rates includes 1 month free!* Pet friendly No weight limit Close to main postal facility & shopping. Ph. 376-0828 www.gremco.com 4-20-11-39-2 *FIND THE PERFECT APT*100+ Floorplans! Skip the Bus! Walk to Class! Free GATORNET–Fastest Internet in town! For more info: www.ForRentNearUF.com 3-25-20-2 Duplex, Duckpond, CHA, carport, carpets, ceiling fans, quiet, trees, large yard, $700mo, 920 NE 6th Ave., 376 0080; 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net 3-31-11-20-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 5-10-11-34-2 ***FALL RENTAL*** 4,5,6+ Bdrm Houses for Rent Call Eric @ 352-682-7424 Ask abt Family Discounts Immediate Move-In Available 3-18-11-10-2 3BR/2BA, 1940sq.ft. Quiet neighborhood. 1.5 miles from U.F. Large fenced yard, wood floors, 2 car garage, and sun room. Available 5/1. $1100/month. 3936 SW 3rd Ave. 352359-1270 3-25-11-15-2 Large 1/1 in quiet neighborhood next to Oaks Mall. Walk to shops, bus routes, cafes. Screened porch, lots of storage. Move in by 4/1 get one month free. 1 yr lease minimum. Discount for longer leases. Rent $500/mo. call 305-992-2832 or pazos.lu@gmail.com 3-22-11-10-2 1BR/1BA, 5 blocks from Shands & UF. Quiet complex, parking, walk-in closet, W/D. $550/ mo. Call 317-2642 or 371-9520 3-23-1110-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com ST. CROIX APTS: $475 per Month 2BR 1BA Apts 3 BLKS TO UF & Downtown! 840 Sq. Ft. Large Rooms, Plenty of Parking, Central H & Air, Laundry Fac. Carpet, Pets Allowed. 829 Sw 5th Avenue. CIRCE APTS: 2BR 1BA Apt 3 BLKS TO UF New Carpet $450/Mo $600 Deposit Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht. 216 SW 12th Street. GRAD II Apts 1BR 1BA 1BLK TO UF Central H & Air, Laundry On site. $500/Mo 1236 Sw 4th Avenue $600 Deposit 3-31-11-15-2 $385-rooms available in beautiful 4/4 condo in SW Gville. Incl. cable and internet. 5 mins from UF and Butler Plaza. Walk-in closets, W/D included, furnished common area. 352.514.3398. 3-31-15-2 *March Madness!* Luxury 2/2s for Fall College Park--across from UF! Starting @ $550/room Sign w/in 48 hrs, Waive leasing fee! 352-371-7777 3-31-11-13-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty 352-332-6566 3-22-11-6-2 MIDTOWN WALK TO CLASS 2BR/1BA, privacy fence, screened porch $700/$350 each 1BR avail now $450/mo. Call 352-335-4790 or 352-214-3369 3-2211-5-2 3 Bed House $695/mo w/Porch & Walk to UF Great Deal, Won't last long! photos at rentalworkshop.com 352-226-3535 and 813-347-9379 3-22-11-5-2 1700 sq ft 3BR/2BA HouseWood floors, large screened-in back porch, jacuzzi, W/D, corner lot $1400/mo Call (352) 258-9116 to see. Available Aug 1st. 3-22-11-5-2 HUGE 1 BR apt for quiet mature person Dine-in kitchen, carport space, large enclosed patio, utilities cable internet included, no pets. $750 2046 NW 14th Ave 395-6250 or 332-1429 Kathy 3-29-11-10-2 ****4/2 3962 W University Ave.**** Living room, dining room & family room, close to campus, all appliances, W/D, hot tub, fire place, screened porch, Avail Aug1, $1400 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place****3/2 living, dining ,family rooms. All appliances, W/D, close to campus, large yd. Small pets OK Avail Aug.1, $1325 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 ****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1400 333-9874 or 317-7346 4-5-11-15-2 NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/2BA apt, w/lg loft Tile flr & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike flr $800 2BR/2BA, some w/woodlike flr. All w/new BR carpet. $600-635. Gated patio, trees, flood lts. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937 3-22-5-2 *******STUDENTS******1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments available for August. All close to campus. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 4-2011-26-2 2/1 Across from VA Hospital.$550/mo. $300 dep. No dogs, cats ok w/ $100 one time pet fee. 352-634-5175 3-2211-5-2 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 4-20-10-26-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800 4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500 4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 4/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300 3-30-11-10-2 3bedroom $509 Amazing townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/ dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-3772801 4-20-25-2 3bedroom $509 All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 4-20-11-25-2 Trying to find a place to live stressing you out? Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com4-20-24-25 UF 7 blks, 4BR/3BA, 2 masters, POOL, HOT TUB, 2500sf, 2 prchs, 5 car park, responsible students or professionals only. Plasma TV incl. May-Aug $1775/mo; $2375/mo Aug on. Summer only option or yr lease. 352-222-0211 3-23-11-5-2 2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo. Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot. Incl water, mobile home lot $260/mo 352376-5887 4-20-11-24-2 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice, bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwasher, garage, fenced yard, landscaped. No pets. Avail Aug 16th 1 year. 2806 NW 16th Ave. $1690/mo. 352-665-8166 lv mssg. 5-12-1126-2 Walk to UF2,3,4,5 bedrooms Avail Aug walk2uf.com 4-20-24-2 ********4 BLKS to UF/Historic House******* Cute, charming 3 bd/2 bth house, hrdwood, tile, central AC, off street parking, W/D, patio, small pets OK, $1350/mth, avail Aug 1102 NW 4th Ave, call 828.216.2565 3-24-5-2 I’VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a Don't wait! Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY! After Spring Break, there are less than 6 weeks left in the semester!It's FAST & EASY!Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $325 Summer Sublease May-July for Gainesville Place Apartments.1/1 in a 4/4, Comes fully furnished with washer and dryer, utilities included $325! Many bus routes. allison.lynch@yahoo.com 3-21-11-7-3 $729/mo new arlington square summer-sub lease may1-aug15 spacious studio, cable/ internet, washer/dryer, furnished, contact Steve 754.264.9500 melvin_flynt_01@yahoo.com 3-22-5-3 Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 4-20-70-4 Roommate wanted New 2/2.5 Fully Furnished except for bedroom in Grantwood Condominiums 2.5 miles from UF $550/month includes utilites & WiFi Contact Kourtney 352-422-1448 3-25-10-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING, Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-26-11-78-4 Gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, pool side, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils included. $400/mo. No deposit required. 863634-1893. Available immediately. 3-29-10-4 Master Bd/priv. bath in 2/2 apt. $475 all inclusive. Furnished, easy commute to UF, W/D. Get $25 off rent. w/ 12mo lease. Call/Txt Angie (786)239-2740 angie.colombia_86@yahoo.com 3-22-5-4 Walk to UF from a 4bd/2ba NW house.Male or female.No pets/smoking.Free off-street parking$450.00/mo.Includes all utilities, wifi,security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease. 727-726-2915 3-22-11-5-4 HANDYMAN SPECIAL Share 2BR/2BA MH in Hidden Oaks. Furn rm incl elec, ph, cable, internet. Close to UF, bus, shopping. $200 NR dep. $400/mo. NS, NA, ND. Handyman can work off most. Caged pets ok. 331-0762 3-22-5-4

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 9 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 poolside condo at Countryside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 850 585 4405, 386 676 9703, nukken1@aol.com 3-31-11-10-4 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-20-70-5 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 4-20-70-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!THE PALMS – New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 4-20-70-5 1997 3br/2ba Fleetwood mobile home. Located in Whitney Park on hwy 411 in Gainesville. Carpet and appliances less than 2yrs old. $18,500. call 352-327-5986 leave message. 3-18-11-5-5 OPEN SUN., 1-3 PM. Exquisite 3BR/3BA, 2277 sq. ft. Craftsman home at 2351 NW 31st Place for sale in Townsend. Crown molding, coffered ceilings, leaded glass doors, gourmet kitchen (granite counters & stainless appliances), custom cabinets, spa baths & more. $299K. MLS 31880. Call Jackie Erney at Prudential, (352) 328-1266. 3-18-1-5 ALABAMA WATERFRONT GRAND OPENING-4/2 only-2 for 1 SALE! Buy $39,900 Waterfront lot, get RV lot ABSOLUTELY FREE! Direct Gulf access; Limited supply. (888)392-9944 3-18-1-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-20-10-70-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-20-10-70-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-20-10-70-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-20-70-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-20-70-6 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 4-20-70-6 **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. 4-20-70-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-20-70-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-20-10-70-6 Furniture for sale-Like New. Reasonable! UF Student Graduating. Queen Bed, Triple Dresser & Chest, 2 Night Stands, Liv. Room-Sofa, Love Seat, Desk Workstation & Leather Chair, TV Stand, Cocktail Table. $1,500 call 954-275-4008 3-31-11-10-6 CASH PAID for LaptopsParts & Repair Mac & PC laptopsJoel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-10-70-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-20-10-70-7 PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 4-20-10-70-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-20-10-70-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 4-20-70-10 RUG LIQUIDATION SALE! 75% Off Every Rug. FREE SHIPPING/BUY NOW. 200,000 Rugs Must Go www.eSaleRugs.com (866)647-3965 3-18-1-10 DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route 25 Machines and Candy All for $9995.00 All Major Credit Cards Accepted (877)915-8222 AINB02653 3-18-1-10 WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 4-2070-11 New Scooters 4 Less HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER SERVICENew Scooters 4 Less has LOW service rates! Will service any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-20-10-70-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-2010-70-11 ***GatorMoto*** HUGE new scooter sale! All models between $200 $400 off! All come with one year parts and labor warranties! Hurry, the most popular colors are going fast! 352-376-6275 www.GatorMoto.com 4-2011-35-11 FAST CASH FOR ALMOST ANY CARS Running or not! NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 17 yr svc to UF students Call Don @ 215-7987 4-20-70-12 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-20-70-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 4-20-70-12

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 HEADLINERS SAGGING?POWER WINDOWS DON’T WORK? On site avail. Steve’s Headliners 352-226-1973 Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 4-20-70-12 I BUY CARS & TRUCKSCall Anytime 352-339-51583-31-10-38-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 92 Eagle Talon $1699 89 Ford Bronco II $1499 97 Pontiac Transport $1499 96 Chevy Blazer $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Cadillac Deville $1999 95 Ford Explorer $1999 98 Ford Expolorer $1999 97 Lincoln Town car $1999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 98 Landrover Discovery $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $4999 99 Ford F150 $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit check Move vehicles $500 & up! 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 02 Dodge Neon $4500 00 Chevy 3500 $5900 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 Ford Taurus $6999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $7999 04 Kia Sorento $8999 03 Nissan Altima $9999 352-375-9090 4-20-70-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans Over 150 vehicles in stock! 352-338-1999 4-20-67-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Bring W2 and drive home today! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, & Vans 30 Day Warranty 352-375-9090 4-20-67-12 We Buy Cars, Trucks, Vans, SUV's, etc... Bring your title and get CASH TODAY! Call Gary at 352-682-8838, email dlimotors@yahoo.com or stop by 3535 North Main Street. 3-30-2012 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE’S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-20-70-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-20-70-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 3-25-11-70-13 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 information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-20-10-70-14 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 4-20-1070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandy’s Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14 Gator Tail Dancers Now Hiring Call 352/672/1892 3-29-10-60-14 Summer Jobs $2100 Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counsel ors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 13 – August 6. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267. 4-20-11-66-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 4-20-20-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 UF Survey Research Center Hiring for Spring Semester Telephone Interviewers: NO SALES $8.50-$9.00/hr + Bonus Great Resume Builder (352)-392-2908 Ext: 105 720 S.W. 2nd Ave Suite 156 3-25-11-21-14 Earn $1000 to $3200 per month to drive our cars with ads.www.AdCarDriver.com 3-25-11-20-14 Great deal!Brand new home, perfect for college student, quiet community. 3 bed, two bath. Wont last. 699/mo Call 904-992-0141 3-18-11-10-14 HOME HEALTH AGENCY now hiring RN, LPN, PT, OT, ST, RT & PTA, OTA to fill PRN or FT positions. Great pay. 352-284-2336 or send resume to 352-373-2254. Work avail able now. 4-1-11-20-14 Lifeguard-Certification Required $12.00/hour. Weekend Work. State Mental Hlth Treatment Fac Call Grady Carthon(352)264-8248 3-3118-14 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is seeking a full-time Nurse Manager. The ideal candidate will have the following skills / experience: Current and valid license in the State of Florida as an RN Experience with Memory Support One to three years experience in a geriatric setting One to three years management experi ence Excellent interpersonal skills -Please see www.thevillageonline.com/jobs for more information! 3-28-11-14-14 CARE GIVER needed for Autistic 24 year old man. $12-$14 per hour Experience or training with special needs a plus. Email oc4444@bellsouth.net or fax to 352 371 3320 3-18-11-5-14 Web Design Internship in busy marketing department $10 hr. & monthly travel stipend Ocala, Florida 352.291.4537 ext. 7444 human_resources@otowfl.com DFWP/EOE 3-18-11-5-14 P/T babysitter wanted for fun 2 yr old, now through fall. $12/hr, refs/resume required. Must have reliable transportation have experience with kids under 3, patience, creativity. Email nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-18-115-14 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT or FT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: snpohani@gmail.com 3-21-11-5-14 Love writing? Looking for writers for original articles & product descriptions for multiple IT websites. Earn up to $150-$300/ wk from your location. Must have excellent grammar & writing skills. 626-602-5254 4-12-11-20-14 Remedy Staffing now offers Free Video Resumes. Add to you Facebook profile, Linkedin and many other social sites. Call 672.6080 x-3 or email stephenw@remedystaff.com to schedule. 4-12-11-20-4 Bookkeeper PT for immigration law firm. 5-10 hrs/wk. Proficient in Quick Books Pro. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 3-22-11-5-14 Receptionist PT for immigration law firm. 28 hrs/wk. Bilingual Spanish-Engl a plus. Proficient in MS Office. 1 yr commitment. Resumes to robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com.3-22-11-5-14 Beginning Tennis Instructor (part time), starting in April. $30 per hr, $15 each hr afterwards. 15 minutes from campus. Email resume to nannyforfam@gmail.com. 3-2211-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT 15-40 hrs/wk M-F, 9am-6pm. $7.25/hr. Excellent Word, typing, internet & Excel skills. Indicate available hours, major, graduating semester. OMA.office@yahoo.com 3-18-11-3-14 LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT Servers wanted, Experience required. Apply in person between 1:30 pm and 6 pm at 7038 NW 10th place near I-75 and Newberry Rd or 9513 NW 39th Ave & I-75 3-29-11-10-14 PT/FT PINCH-A-PENNY Retail Associate Florida's largest retail pool supply store is seeking upbeat, motivated, charismatic indi viduals to join their crew! This individual must have flexible work hours within the week, including and not limited to the weekends, and holidays etc. Customer service is a given, and pool knowledge is a plus! Individuals must be able to lift 40lbs, punctual, & 18 years or older. 352-332-2933 3-22-11-5-14 BARN HELPSundays only in exchange for lessons or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 4-20-26-14 PT NANNY needed M-F start by MAR 28; min 2 wks/mon for 40hrs/wk; travel w/ mom; 3yr old / 10 mon; $12/hr; exp; good refs; Noah's Ark Nanny e-mail resume,pix, & schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-2311-5-14 City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions Competitive pay in great work environment! Apply online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14 Horse experience? Volunteers needed for horse/barn care as our therapy program grows. Kaley1999@aol.com (352) 494-1714 3-21-11-4-14 Quality child caring center is looking for dedi cated people who love working with children. FT/PT, exp. required and a CDA, AA or BA in education. Benefits available with FT. Call 377-2290 or 373-1481 3-22-11-5-14 Hairdresser needed at Headlinesin Thornebrook Village. Take over clientel and handle walk-ins. Come by or call Jane at 375-7833 for more information. 3-22-11-5-14 VIDEO SPECIALIST wanted at the University of Florida Center for Instructional Technology and Training. Video position requires expertise with sound, video and lighting equipment as well as Adobe Premiere. Position is full time and future Teams position is possible. Pay starts at $15.00 per hour. standik@ufl. edu, online application at http://www.citt.ufl. edu/employment.php. 3-22-11-5-14 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR , 11 Account Director/Project Manager wanted for Gainesville web design company. Web design/marketing experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-3014 Web Designer wanted for Gainesville web design company. Outstanding graphic design, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, XHTML & CSS experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com 5-24-11-30-14 Web Programmer wanted for Gainesville web design company. ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, HTML, XML experience required. Email resume to hr@352media.com. 5-2411-30-14 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is looking for CNAs and LPNs to join our team. Experience in Assisted Living is preferred. Part time and PRN available. Competitive salary and a great working environment. For more information or to apply, please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs The Village is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. 5-17-11-27-14 The Village, an upscale retirement community, is hiring! Multiple part time and full time Life Coach positions available in both Independent and Assisted Living. Come and be a part of our growing team! These positions play a support role in planning, organizing, and implementing our life enrichment program that promotes total health and wellness of each resident living here at The Village. The ideal candidate will have experience conducting group programs with strong interpersonal skills. Understanding and passion for working with older adults is a must. In addition to experience with social programs, individuals with a theology background and/or fitness experience are encouraged to apply. please visit www.thevillageonline.com/jobs 5-17-11-27-14 PROPERTY MANAGERPT Friendly, energetic person. Requires good communication skills, sales &/or mgmt. exp. & computer knowledge. Great benefits. Must be avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC 2770 NW 43rd St., Ste. B DFWP 4-20-11-24-14 LEASING AGENT PTFriendly, energetic person. 20-30 hrs./wk. Exp. preferred. Hourly & bonus. Must be avail. wknds. Apply in person CMC 2770 NW 43rd St., Ste. B DFWP 4-20-11-24-14 Child Care Director Part time 1+ year experience with school age children Strong leadership & communication skills Sundays 9am-noon. $13-$15/hr, DOE Must be CPR & first aid certified Apply in person: M-F 8am-4pm United Church of Gainesville 1624 NW 5th Avenue www.ucgainesville.org 4-1-11-11-14 Good family looking for FT nanny. Must be responsible, enthusiastic, and nurturing. Great compensation. Job may be split between 2 people if needed. Serious replies to gnvnanny@gmail.com 3-18-11-1-14 MOTHER'S HELPER FOR 5 AND 7 YR OLD. M-F 2:30-5:30. Student of sp. needs with exp pref. Loving, good driver, reliable car must. Good pay + std mileage. Send resume and references to alligatornanny@gmail.com 3-24-11-5-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer! Summer Camp, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cheer, Dance, Cleaning/Maint., Drivers. Applications at www.suncountrysports.com. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for info. Camp interviews begin 3/22! 3-24-11-5-14 SMOKERS NEEDED ...to participate in a study assessing the effects of various activities on smoking. Compensation will be provided! If interested, call 336-406-3706 or email us at uflsmokelab@gmail.comv 3-28-7-14 WAITPERSONExperienced, full service. Evenings & weekends. Apply in person 3-5pm, NAPOLATANO'S, 606 NW 75th St. 3-2311-4-14 17 DRIVERS NEEDED! Top 5% Pay! Excellent Benefits New Trucks Ordered! Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR. (877)2588782 www.meltontruck.com 3-18-1-14 Between High School and College? Over 18? Drop that entry level position. Earn what you're worth!!! Travel w/Successful Young Business Group. Paid Training. Transportation, Lodging Provided. (877)6465050. 3-18-1-14 Drivers Earn Up to 39/mi HOME SEVERAL NIGHTS & WEEKENDS 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: (800)5725489 Susan ext. 227 Pam ext. 238 SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC 3-18-1-14 DRIVERS-OTR Experienced? $1000 Sign On-O/O's & CO. Need New Career / Guaranteed Job? Offering Sponsored Training at FFE Driver Academy, Fort Worth, TX. (800)569-9232 recruit@ffex.net 3-181-14 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 4-20-70-15 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 4-20-09-70-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-20-70-15 SPRING HAS SPRUNG The time is now to have your lawn & shrubs look their best. Call PROGREEN at 3780069 to schedule an appointment today progreenflorida.com 3-31-36-15 INSURANCE WE REPRESENT OVER 100 COMPANIES. HOME, AUTO, LIABILITY. WHY PAY MORE? www.sunshinestateinsurance.com Trusted Choice Agency 352-371-9696 3-31-20-15 Microwave Oven Repair SpecialistSince 1997. (352) 804-1113 4-20-11-2615 $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital. com 3-18-1-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (888)203-3179, www.CenturaOnline. com 3-18-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769. 3-18-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app’t (optional $20 fee) All Women’s Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 4-20-70-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-20-70-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 4-20-70-16 Unplanned Pregnancy? Consider Adoption. Living, Medical & Counseling Expenses Paid. Private & Confidential. Call Atty. Ellen Kaplan 1-877-341-1309 (FL Bar #0875228) 7-22-11-100-16 CPR training is back! Need CPR/AED or 1st Aid? Meets internship requirements FloridaHeartsaver.org (352)575-0119 4-8-20-16 FREE HIV TESTING (mouth swab) for UF students GatorWell Health Promotion Svs. Call 273-4450 for appointment. 3-18-115-16 Internal Medicine doctors at the University of Florida are currently looking for people with poorly controlled Type 2 (adult onset) diabetes who may also have low Vitamin D level for a clinical study. The study will look at the effect of Vitamin D replacement on improving your diabetes control. Study-related medical care and monetary compensa tion may be provided for your time. Please contact Karen Brezner at 352-273-8661. 3-30-11-11-16 PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? A childless energetic, spiritual, committed couple seeks to adopt. Financially secure. Healthcare professionals. Expenses paid. Gil & Dave (888)580-ADOPT (2367). FL Bar#0150789 3-18-1-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app’t (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-20-70-18 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 4-20-70-18 What's your "Plan B"?Go to www.sambellgreen.com then call Sam at (352) 316-2955 4-20-37-18 IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY Marriage Green Cards, Natz, H1B Visas www.RuthImmigrationLaw.com (904) 425-8078 4-4-14-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Casting call for feature film: The Best Western Gateway Grand at the Northwest quadrant of the intersection of I-75 and exit 390. April 2nd, 9am 4pm. Please visit www.SwampTales.us for more information. 4-1-11-13-20 Get Your Ad Noticed Here and in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida for One Low Rate. Advertising Networks of Florida, Put us to work for You! (866)742-1373 www.floridaclassifieds.com 3-18-1-20 Campbellton v. Unknown Respondents. 14th Judicial Circuit Ct/Marianna. Condemning Agent authority over Florida contractuallyprovided voting rights in Publix; foreign mutual insurance companies; mutual funds. Respondents contesting by 3-31-11 will be removed from action. Full info: www. 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SportsFRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org TRACK AND FIELD NEWS BRACKET CHALLENGE ONLINE Keep an eye on www.alligator.org/bracket_2011 for live scoring updates in our online NCAA Tournament bracket challenge. Sports editor Adam Berry lost one Sweet Sixteen team (13-seed Belmont) but accurately picked underdogs Morehead State and Richmond. Check out our website all weekend for updates from the Gators’ second NCAA Tournament game, including beat writer Greg Luca on our Twitter (@alligatorSports) and columnist Adam Berry (@adamd berry), who will be courtside in Tampa. Florida jumps coach Dick Booth was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Assocation National Men’s Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year on Thursday. Booth’s jumpers scored 30 of the Gators’ 52 points in the indoor national championship. THE QUARTERBACK IS A MORE NATURAL FIT IN UF’S PRO-STYLE OFFENSE.By ADAM BERRYAlligator Staff Writeraberry@alligator.orgPerhaps more so than any other player on Florida’s roster, John Brantley entered the spring practice season in need of a fresh start. The quarterback struggled throughout a disappointing junior season, throwing more inter ceptions (10) than touchdowns (nine) and seemMeyer’s spread-option offense. The Gators have only had one spring practice under offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and the new coaching staff, but there already appears to be a new sense of optimism surrounding Brantley as Florida’s signal-caller. “I’m not saying that I know everything right now, but I’m getting more comfortable with it,” Brantley said. “We’re a long way from where we want to be, but it was a good start yesterday.” Heading into the offseason, Brantley’s future at Florida appeared to be up in the air, as he said he would reevaluate his future with the Gators and rumors circulated about him transferring. But he never left, he said Thursday, and he is hoping to leave his poor performance and lack “That’s the past. I’ve moved on,” Brantley said. “That’s what’s good about this new coaching staff. You start anew, start from scratch and build from there.” Weis and head coach Will Muschamp said they expect Brantley to simply manage the game as a traditional drop-back passer throwing out of a pro-style offense, something that is better suited to his abilities. Brantley’s experience won’t guarantee him a starting spot, and the three quarterbacks on the Gators’ spring depth chart — Brantley, Tyler Murphy and Jeff Driskel — are learning the new system at an even pace. “We’re all at the same level, so we’re all helping each other,” Brantley said. “There’s a lot Brantley ready for clean slate in 2011“Hey man, I hate to ruin your vacation, but we got a problem.” On the phone is my partner cation in six years. But a bookmaker is never on holiday. “Dominick got arrested last night.” He says, “How bad is it?” “I can’t talk over the phone. Come back to the states. It’s pretty bad.” Dominick’s our muscle. When gamblers “lay down,” he changes their minds. sell him bad debt. How he collects is his business. He makes a buck, and people learn they threaten anybody. Dom’s had a casual aphad a screw loose. losses or settle things ourselves. But as the ofRed, my other partner, comes up with a new player: “Karl bets everything — hockey, basketball, football, you name it. Karl sends it in.” We’re established. We have 300 players. high rollers. Our line is sharp and updated frequently. It’s not easy to catch us napping. new player beats us for $32,000. We pay him, no problem. The second week, he beats us for $18,000. We pay him, no problem. The third week, we beat him for $40,000. He says, “Go f*** yourself.” Big problem. Someone loses and cries poverty, it’s under standable. Someone’s in over his head, no one wants to get tough. We want our money, and we don’t want to lose a customer. We work out installments. No juice, just a payment plan. Gambling’s an addiction. Things happen. It’s part of the business. But Karl’s a thief. He loses $40,000, and he’s not even making an excuse. By telling us to shag off, Karl’s saying you’re not connected. You’re nobody. I ain’t paying. a gangster. If he’s a made guy, we’re screwed. By TYLER JETTAlligator Staff Writertjett@alligator.orgSolomon Patton sees one major differ ence with Florida this year: “The swag is back.” Patton, a sophomore wide receiver, said he is more excited about the team now than he was at this point last year, when he enrolled a semester early to participate in spring practices. The most important reason for this enthusiasm, he said, is the attitude of the team’s new coaching staff. “Our generation, we call it ‘swag,’ and I feel like the whole coaching staff has got swag,” he said. “They bring swag to us. That just makes us play with a good, swagged-out attitude.” In particular, Patton is eager to work with Aubrey Hill, his new position coach. Hill, who played at Flor ida from 1991-94, comes to Gainesville after three seasons with Miami. Last year, the Hurricanes’ two leading receivers, Leonard Hankerson and pass-catchers, Deonte Thompson and Trey Burton, combined for 70 catches for 780 yards. Patton noticed Miami’s receivers New staff’s enthusiasm excites UFSpecial to the Alligator / UF Communications Florida quarterback John Brantley, looking for a fresh start after a disap Bill O’ConnorConfessions of a New York Bookiesports@alligator.org If you want to dance, heed warnings or prepare to pay the piperSEE FOOTBALL, P AGE 16 SEE RECEIVERS, P AGE 16 SEE BILL, P AGE 16 Fo otball

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By MATT WATTSAlligator Writer The Gators have something in common with their opening-round opponent in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on Friday. Both teams, Florida and UMBC, foresaw themselves playing for a championship at season’s end. But that usually means NCAA, not NIT. “UMBC is a very talented and well-coached team,” Florida coach Amanda Butler said. “They have players who can really score. “They’ve also played great competition. Like several teams, they are NCAA Tournament.” Butler was likely referring to her own squad, at However, Butler and the Gators (18-14, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) aren’t letting a somewhat disappointing season damper their spirits heading into Friday’s matchup with the Retrievers (20-11, 13-3 America East) at 7 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. “We knew that we were a postand twists and turns throughout the ing an opponent to prepare for and to have a team to focus on in practice this week.” Florida won two games over Tournament teams down the stretch, and after a loss to Tennessee in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, Butler said originally envisioned, their sights remain set on capturing a championship this season. FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 13 Harrison Diamond / AlligatorFlorida women’s basketball coach Amanda Butler isn’t letting an often disappointing regular season affect the Gators’ NIT preparation. UF looks to end year with NIT title Wo men's Bask etball we’re on a mission.” The next hurdle UF faces in trying to reach its goal is a conTo prepare despite the quick turnaround, the Gators returned to their hotel rather than sticking around to scout their next opponent in person. Macklin said the team would hold a meeting late Thursday or early today to hear the scouting report on their next adver sary. That leaves the Gators with one practice session, which focus and preparation prior to UCSB. “These guys understand what’s at stake,” Donovan said. “They realized what happened today, the the case next game. “They got their legs under them, and they’ve seen the atmosphere and got a win. same kind of focus we’ve had the last three days?” That strong week of practice led to UF dominating UCSB in almost every statistical category. The Gators scored at will, amassing a 58.1 shooting percentage. The team was equally stout on the defensive end, holding 43-19 halftime lead. Amid rampant criticism that the team didn’t deserve a No. 2 seed, Florida did everything it could to prove itself against inferior competition. were saying,” sophomore guard Kenny Boynton said. “We just and defensively.” Florida dominates UCSB in every facet of game HOOPS, from page 1Parsons UF SWIMMINGBy MELISSA PENDER Alligator Writer After a rough morning at the 2011 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championday in 10th place with 53 points. Junior Sarah Bateman had the Gators’ highher eighth-place standing in the preliminary round. Bateman received All-American honter. I could have gone faster like I did at SECs,” she said. mention All-American honors for her fourthfree. The award was her seventh career Alltaking eighth place (4:42.18) in the 500 free. relays, which UF coach Gregg Troy said would The team of Bateman, Stafford, freshman Ellese Zalewski and sophomore Jamie Bohuand freshman Hilda Luthersdottir took sixth wasn’t enough,” Bateman said. “We have to Troy agreed his team needs to step up if it he was happy with the results at the end of the day. this morning,” Troy said. “We have to regroup, a long ways to go.” After Day 1 last season, when UF went on years, Florida was in fourth with 107 points. events, two swimming relays and one diving competitionGators women recover from slow start, in 10th after Day 1

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By TOM GREENAlligator Writertgreen@alligator.orgDespite being the top-ranked team in the nation and getting off to the program’s best start since 1992, coach Kevin O’Sullivan has one concern about his squad heading into Southeastern Conference play. When No. 1 Florida (15-2) travels to Baton Rouge, La., to open a three-game series against No. 8 LSU (16-1) tonight at 7, O’Sullivan hopes his team can overcome a problem that has plagued it the last two games: leaving runners on base. Over the last two games — an 8-6 win against Rhode Island and a 5-4 extra-inning victory against FSU — Florida has stranded a combined 25 men, including a season-high 13 against the Seminoles. “I don’t know how you work on it, to be honest with you,” O’Sullivan said. “It’s a frustrating thing. I think if you did that 10 times in a row, you’ll probably lose nine out of the 10.” While he might not know how per understands why his team is struggling to plate those runners. He believes the Gators need to do a better job not falling behind in the count and getting quality at-bats in those situations. Two times each against URI and FSU, UF ended an inning with the bases loaded. Florida also stranded runners in scoring position in eight other innings. In the bottom of the ninth against FSU, Brian Johnson singled to lead off the inning, and pinch runner Paul Wilson stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. However, Florida squandered the opportunity, as the next three batters went down in order. Those missed chances nearly cost the Gators against the Rams and the Seminoles. Florida could have easily secured both games or put them out of reach with a couple of quality at-bats in those situations. “If you ask any coach at any level, it’s one of those things,” O’Sullivan said. “Good teams hit with runners in scoring position.” “They have a better approach. They don’t pull off. They’re aggressive early in the count.” Second baseman Josh Adams said the only way to get over the hump is through repetition. The Gators have recently been working on situational hitting in practice against their own pitchers, he added. But the senior knows his team can’t continue to blow those scor ing opportunities if it hopes to open SEC play with a big series win in Baton Rouge. “We got lucky,” Adams said of the last two games. “Against really, really good teams, they’re going to take advantage of that. “And we’d be lucky to come out with a win if we leave that many runners stranded again.” FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 15 What’s on the WebThere is far more action happening in the Florida sports world this weekend than spring football practice and the NCAA Tournament. Check out our website at alligatorSports.org for more on the following stories.Track and FieldIndoor season ends, outdoor campaign set to begin After junior jumper Will Claye dominated during Florida’s 2011 NCAA Indoor Championship, the Gators are preparing for the outdoor season, which starts this weekend in Orlando. Florida will send eight athletes from the women’s team to compete in the Black and Gold Challenge.Men’s GolfGators looking to regain old form Hayt Invitational and a third-place showing at the Bandon Dunes Championship have left the Florida men’s golf team searching for answers. The Gators are looking to rediscover the form that helped them start their spring campaign with three consecutive tournament titles. No. 5 Florida weekend at the Schenkel Invitational.Softball Walton sees Coyle as Gators’ next star Tim Walton has coached some great players in his career — Stacey Nelson, Kim Waleszonia, Francesca Enea, Stephanie all-time winningest coach feels he has a future star in freshman shortstop Cheyenne Coyle. The California native has started all smooth glove early in her Florida career. Coyle and the rest of the No. 2 Gators will travel to take on Ole Miss this weekend.Lacrosse Gators to test undefeated home start Saturday Behind a frenzied attack that has simply outrun its opponents and a stingy defense that has allowed only 7.2 goals per game at home, No. 10 Florida (71) has jumped out to a perfect 6-0 start at Dizney Stadium. Despite piling up several wins against lower competition, Gators will face a true test at home on Saturday at 1 p.m against No. 11 Syracuse. TennisNo. 13 men’s team falls to No. 3 USC at home For the fourth time this season, Florida showed its weakness against a top-ranked opponent, dropping a tight 4-3 match to Southern California. The No. 13 Gators (11-4, 4-0) came out strong Trojans (14-2). Hopes were high at Linder Stadium at that point, with one of the largest home crowds of the season fending national champions. Rosa Taveras / Alligator Staff Max Reed / Alligator StaffUF second baseman Josh Adams said the Gators have been working on situational hitting in practice, hoping to strand fewer baserunners. UF seeks to improve timely hitting “If you ask any coach at any level, it’s one of those things: Good teams hit with runners in scoring position. They have a better ap proach, they don’t pull off; they’re aggressive early in the count.”Kevin O’Sullivan UF baseball coachBy ALLISON BANKOAlligator Writer By making a conscious effort to push tomorrow out of their minds, the Gators have strived tirelessly to avoid jumping ahead of themselves throughout the season. But the time to focus on the Southeastern Conference priority. No. 1 Florida, the defending SEC champion, will compete in what its gymnasts call the “funnest meet ever” on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. On top of facing six conference squads, the stage set for the competition will present a different surface beneath the gymnasts’ bare feet. The SECs are performed on a podium, which is a raised, quiring the gymnasts to work arduously to control their bodies on the springy surfaces. Sophomore Ashane Dickerson remembers being intro“It was hard trying to get used to it,” Dickerson said. UF coach Rhonda Faehn said the athletes will have to make adjustments, including backing up their runs on vault so they don’t overshoot. They will also have to be extra careful not to gain too much momentum, causing them to go out of Although the Gators don’t have a podium to practice on in their home practice facilities, the team held a mock meet this weekend to mimic the upcoming competition as well as possible. Compared to the intrasquad meets the gymnasts have performed in all season, Faehn said Saturday’s was phenomenal. “Normally when we have an intrasquad, there’s a little bit less energy because it’s not the actual competition,” Faehn said. “It didn’t happen this time. They were really up.” And being “up” is something UF will have to squeeze every last drop out of come 5 p.m. Saturday. With the podium, the teams have to stay in a designated corral, separating the performing athlete from her cheer ing teammates. This stains the usual screaming huddles in which the Gators engulf the performing gymnast after the close of her routine. “You’re on a stage and it’s your show time,” sophomore Liz Green said. “Even though our team has to stay in a cor ral down on the podium, it’s kind of like you try to be as loud as you can.” But fellow sophomore Marissa King said Saturday’s and polish of the routines, a focus of the entire season. “We have the gymnastics in the bag,” King said. “We know the gymnastics skills, we know our routines. “Really, it’s just about focusing on those small details because our bodies can do it, it’s just the concentration and the focus that we need to be able to do those skills per fectly.” Florida ready to defend SEC title Gymnastics

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16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 Senior QB trusts Weis’ experience, knowledgeof confusing things going on right now with this offense just because it’s all new to us, but we’re just going to try to help each other and become the leaders.” But Brantley has quickly taken to his new position coach, speaking highly of his knowledge, reputation and rsum — particularly in developing quarterbacks like Brady Quinn and Tom Brady. “Coach Weis is a genius with the offense, and he’s going to do great things here,” Brantley said. “You can put a lot of trust in his hands because he knows what he’s doing. He’s got the track record to show it.” And Brantley’s teammates are picking up on his excitement for a fresh start in 2011. “You really can’t tell right I feel like Brantley, he’s loving this offense,” sophomore receiver Andre Debose said. “He’s loving every second of it.” FOOT, from page 12Then, we need to know if he’s crazy. If he’s crazy, how crazy? My partners and I don’t do crazy. Dominick takes care of the hard cases. If he’s a tough guy, we have to hope he’s not as crazy as Dominick. This puts the odds back in our favor. I introduced Dom to my partners two years ago. He was making small talk as we drove across the Bronx in my partner’s Honda Prelude. “Yeah, you see that tree over there in that park? Whatta beating me, Gobbo and Dodo put on some mook by that tree. We beat this guy for 30 minutes. What a tough prick. He smiled while we beat him. I kicked that prick until my foot hurt. He just kept smiling. When we got done beating him, I couldn’t sleep. His smile haunted me. It’s all I could think about. I knew I had to kill him. times. Finally, one night we see him alone by that same tree. So, we drive by. I use my head. Boom, right over there by that tree.” My partner shoots me a nervous look. I avoid his staring eyes by looking out the passenger window at the buildings lining the six-lane road we’re cruising. My mind drifts. Instead of thinking about the sociopath in the back seat, I focus on the architecture. The Grand Concourse was the Champslyses of the Bronx. The boulevard runs through the center of the West Bronx from 138th Street and Mott Avenue, past Yankee Stadium, all the way up to Moshulu Parkway. The H-Type apartment buildings enclosing the roadway were designed to resemble the Moorish architecture of Spain. These apartments once housed luminaries such as Babe Ruth and Milton Berle. The only semblance of celebrity left in these once-fashionable apartment buildings are the neighborhood’s famed drug dealers. Ethnic minorities, on rent control, now chitecture. The Grand Concourse no longer resembles the Champs-lyses. The center island of maple trees with grand apartment buildings lining both sides of the boulevard has disappeared. Also gone are the middle class, the neighborhood stores and the architects’ dream. At the moment, I want to be in Paris — anywhere but inside this car. I’m forced back to the problem at hand. My intuition warns me that a halo’s only a short distance from a noose. Things have been good. We’re due for a fall. Dominick is borderline psychotic. I intend No good can come of this. A Bronx maxim: You’ve got to be a standup guy. You can’t screw your friends. Afraid of blowback, I’ve used Dom sparingly. His sheer workmanlike approach to violence boggles my mind. Dominick emanates perpetual foreshock. His dispassionate, distant, dead eyes never blink. Although not intimidating in size, you know any confrontation with him will have how he secured work for his cousin. “I tell my foreman, ‘Put my cousin to work.’ My foreman says, ‘I don’t need anybody right now.’ “I said, ‘My cousin needs a job.’ He said, ‘You deaf? I don’t need anybody.’ see him down below, pick up a cinder block and drop it. I missed his head by two feet. When he looked up at the roof, I saw him him. “‘He put my cousin to work.’” I say, “Holy shit, man, how did you get so close to him without hitting him?” He shoots me a look like I asked him to split the atom: “What do you mean so close? I tried to kill him.” His indifference to consequence, moral or otherwise, would stun Attila the Hun. He shocks me. And I’m not the everyday citizen. Blinky, my partner, warns me, “I don’t care how long you’ve known him. We can’t use this guy. He’s crazy.” He’s right, yet our problem cries for Dominick’s expertise. First, a preliminary question: Who does One last chance to get our money the easy way, I call him at home. “This problem won’t go away.” “You’re dealing with serious people.” “What do you think we’re playing games?” All fruitless. I send Dominick. In the nightclub business, when you hire a doorman, you hire a gentle giant. You don’t want problems. In the bookmaking business, illusion is not enough. Threats must be I should have heeded Blinky’s warning. will have to be paid. Bill O’Connor is a Vietnam veteran, former BILL, from page 12his team struggled with, he said, because former receivers coach Zach Azzani micromanaged his players. Last August, several receivers praised Azzani for being so detail-oriented, but their feelings soured as the season progressed. “Coach [Azzani] was on top of you the whole time,” Patton said. “Everything you did, he was on top of you the whole time. Coach Hill, he backs off a little bit. He’s more laid-back. He lets you be who you are.” THOMPSON NOT IN THE SLOT: On the preliminary depth charts handed out to the media Monday, Thompson was listed as the team’s slot receiver. With new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis relying more on two-receiver packages, putting Thompson in the slot would imply his playing next season. “I think that was a misprint,” he said Thursday. “I haven’t been in the slot yet.” Instead, Thompson said he has been working at the two standard receiving spots while Frankie Hammond Jr. lined up in the slot Wednesday. Thompson not limited to slot position RECEIVERS, from page 12Patton Fo otball