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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011


Complex to boot residents


The Bartram needs repairs


By MEREDITH RUTLAND
Alligator Writer

The Bartram was Marissa
Gainsburg's home, her personal
resort.
She thought she'd live there
until graduation, but now she
and the other 500 residents are
scrambling to find somewhere
else to live.
Gainsburg, a journalism junior
at UF, doesn't want to move, but
she doesn't have a choice.
The Bartram told its residents
Monday that leases would not be
renewed, and many of them are
set to end Aug. 31.
The complex, which is home to


many UF graduate and law stu-
dents, needs repairs to the roof
and the outsides of buildings be-
cause they were not built proper-
ly, and management doesn't want
to do the repairs with people in
the buildings.

"I'm really frustrated, but
more than anything I'm
sad. I don't want to leave
The Bartram."
Marissa Gainsburg
resident at The Bartram

"We're still in a state of dis-
belief," Gainsburg said. "I'm re-
ally frustrated, but more than


anything I'm sad. I don't want to
leave The Bartram."
The news comes as a byprod-
uct of a lawsuit The Bartram filed
against the construction company
that built the complex.
The apartment management
has decided it will not wait un-
til the lawsuit is finished to start
repairs, but is not known when
construction will start or end.
Gainsburg said she wishes she
was warned earlier in the semes-
ter to sign a lease elsewhere.
But she said there are other
people in a worse situation, in-
cluding students who work in the
management office.
"You have to look at it this
way: These people are out of a job
now," she said. "There are fami-
SEE APARTMENT, PAGE 4


Cellphones may


be a health risk

By CLAIRE MILLER
Alligator Contributing Writer

A device that connects the world could in fact be damag-
ing to our health.
A recent study from the National Institutes of Health re-
ported that low levels of radiation emitted from cellphones
are shown to affect the brain.
The research, published in The Journal of American Med-
ical Association, demonstrated that weak radio-frequency
signals from cellphones can alter brain activity.
Public It shows a 7 percent increase of brain activity,
Health nearest to where the phone antenna is located.
However, researchers still are uncertain if
the effects are harmful.
Professor Emeritus of neuroscience Christiana Leonard
said it's difficult to imagine what the short- and long-term
effects are.
"The report is cause for concern, given the industry's re-
peated assurances that there are no effects," Leonard said.
She suggests animal studies should be used to investigate
whether permanent tissue characteristics can be seen after
long-term use and whether the two are proportional.




STATE

Chestnut sponsors


gay rights legislation


By MORGAN WATKINS
Alligator Writer

When talk turns to discrimina-
tion, state Rep. Charles Chestnut IV
:, [.11.. i ,- Gainesville's lead.
The Democratic representative
from Gainesville has announced his
plans to co-sponsor a bill that would
establish a statewide anti-discrimi-
nation policy in which people could
not be mistreated based on their sex-
ual orientation or gender identity.
Gainesville passed a similar city
ordinance in 2009 that included
transgender people among those
protected from discrimination in
employment, housing and other
arenas.
"In the city of Gainesville, I'm
protected," said Mallory Wells,


public policy director for Equality
Florida, a state advocacy group for
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
der people. "I'm lucky that I live in
Gainesville, but I shouldn't have to
be lucky. I should be protected al-
ways.
Equality Flor-
ida helped draft
the legislation,
which is called the
Florida Competi-
tive Workforce
Act, Wells said. In
the Florida House
Chestnut of Representa-
tives, it is known as House Bill 361
and is in the Business and Consum-
er Affairs Subcommittee.
In the state Senate, it is called
SEE CHESTNUT, PAGE 4


* Amanda Butler
(right) came to UF
hoping to establish
the Gators as a na-
tional powerhouse,
but she has yet to
lead the women's
basketball program
to that level in
four years.
See Story, Page 17.


New Jersey bakery blows top, covers cars and buildings in flour


ENGLEWOOD, N.J. - People might
have thought they were part of a recipe
when a northern New Jersey bakery blew
its top and shot a cloud of flour over cars
and buildings.
Acting Englewood Fire Chief Gerald
Marion says a pipe became loose at the
top of the La Esperanza Bakery silo as
flour was being pumped into the building
on Tuesday.


Some people thought there was an ex-
plosion as flour filled the air and coated
several adjacent buildings.
A spokesman for La Esperanza Bakery
told The Record newspaper that it lost
probably less than 10 bags of flour from
the 20,000 pounds that were being deliv-
ered.
The pipe has been resealed.
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Campus Earth Day Celebration
Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Plaza of the Americas
Come hear UF President
Bernie Machen's annual State
of Sustainability address as
well as the presentation of
the Sustainable Solutions
Awards.
Learn more about sustain-
ability on campus. For more
information, please visit
www. sustainable.ufl.edu/
EarthDay.

Dance Marathon 2011
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Stephen C. O'Connell Center
Dance Marathon is finally
here. Eight hundred dancers
will stay awake and on their
feet for 26.2 hours to raise
money for the Children's
Miracle Network at Shands
Children's Hospital.
The event concludes Sunday
at 2 p.m. with the closing cer-
emony.
For more information, visit
floridadm.org.

Upstart
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Reitz Union Auditorium
Instructors from the New
York Film Academy will be
visiting UF for a free five-
hour workshop. The event is
open to all levels of experi-
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APARTMENTS, from page 1


Radiation clears


local iodide stock

By NATALIE TEER
Alligator Contributing Writer

Although Gainesville is 3,000 miles away from the west
coast, where radiation is expected to first make landfall in the
continental U.S., local health food stores are sold out of potas-
sium iodide.
Health officials say if radiation were to reach the U.S., peo-
ple should consume this product to protect their thyroids from
radiation.
Radioactive iodine may be released into the air after a radio-
logical or nuclear disaster. The thyroid gland cannot tell the dif-
ference between stable and radioactive iodine and will absorb
either. If someone takes potassium iodide, his or her thyroid
gland will :..-:- . .i..-. ., II of stable iodine.
This blocks the radioactive iodine from entering the thy-
roid but only lasts for 24 hours before another dose needs to
be taken.
Sunflower Health Foods, 87 SW 34th St., has just started re-
plenishing its potassium iodide stock.
"When the tsunami first hit, we were
National wiped clean, and so were our distributors,"
News said RichAlexander, a Sunflower employee.
Alexander's customers aren't buying the
product for themselves. Many are sending it to their family
and friends in California.
"I had one woman come in, put her hand behind the bottles
and rake all of them into her shopping basket," he said.
Alexander said the woman has family members living on
the west coast who haven't been able to find potassium iodide
in any form.
Mother Earth Market, located at 521 NW 13th St. and 1237
NW 76th Blvd., has been sold out of the product for two weeks.
The location on 13th Street has a shelf full of special orders that
are being held in the back for specific customers. The supple-
ment specialist at the location on 76th Street said her shelves
were empty as well, even though she had just received a ship-
ment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging
Americans not to begin ingesting potassium iodide unless in-
structed to do so by emergency management officials or public
health officials.


Rodriguez and his sister renewed their lease ear-
lier in the year.
It expires in January, and the apartment manage-
ment promised to make accommodations for them
and any other resident whose lease expires after the
summer.
"Hopefully that means they'll find us an apart-
ment," he said.
Gainsburg is on a waiting list for the nearby
Wildflower Apartments, but she said she prob-
ably won't find as nice of a place for the same $620
monthly rent.
She said her rent was a great deal for the features
it included, like granite countertops, a tranquility
garden and a 24-hour gym.
"It's too good to be true," she said. "Of course
there's a problem."


The Bartram apartment complex, located at 2337 SW Archer Rd., on Wednesday afternoon. The com-
plex has stopped renewing leases to empty the buildings for roof repairs.


STATE

More prison privatization in Florida Senate budget


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


TALLAHASSEE - State pris-
ons in an 18-county area of South
Florida would be turned over to
private companies under the state
Senate's proposed budget bill - if
the companies want them.
That's the rub, Sen. Mike Fasa-
no said Tuesday.
The New Port Richey Repub-
lican, who chairs a subcommittee
overseeing prison spending, said
a major prison company has told
him that it doesn't intend to bid.
"They told me it's too costly


to take over the existing prisons,"
said Fasano, who is now locked in
a high-states dispute over the issue
with Budget Committee Chairman
JD Alexander. The budget propos-
al awaits final approval in Alexan-
der's committee.
Fasano is philosophically op-
posed to privatizing public safety
services but said he's also worried
companies will "cherry pick" the
best and newest prisons and leave
older ones that cost more to main-
tain and operate in the public sec-
tor.
Fasano's panel proposed a


prison budget without the privati-
zation element, but Alexander uni-
laterally added it to the proposed
$69.8 billion
spending bill as
a cost-cutting
measure before
it was published
Monday.
"Certainly
it's saving sub-
Fasano stantial sums of
money and in many cases is very
successful, other cases less so," Al-
exander said. "Private folks have
shown the ability to adapt better in


some situations, sometimes not."
Six Florida prisons are current-
ly operated by three private com-
panies.
"I don't believe that private is
always better than public," Alex-
ander said, but he added that hav-
ing both would provide a good
measuring stick. He expects to cut
spending by at least 7 percent at
each prison that is privatized.
Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said
he chose South Florida because it
has more large population centers
that can better handle disruptions
in employment. Prisons in rural ar-


eas often are the major employer in
their communities.
Fasano said he will try to get
the privatization provision pulled
out of the appropriations bill when
the Budget Committee considers
it Thursday, but it'll be difficult to
oppose the chairman.
"Whether I have the votes or
not I don't know," Fasano said. "I
have to at least stay consistent with
my beliefs."
The prison privatization plan
isn't part of a proposed House
budget that will be heard in com-
mittee on Wednesday.


There are 55 local policies in Florida prohibiting sexual discrimination


CHESTNUT, from page 1


Senate Bill 346 and is in the Judiciary Committee.
The House version of the bill is authored by state Rep. Scott
Randolph, a Democrat from Orlando, while the Senate version
is by state Sen. Nan Rich, a Democrat from Weston.
The bill isn't a new idea for Florldlans. Fifty-five local polh-
ces have been passed in the state prohibiting discrimination
based on sexual orientation or gender identity, including
Gainesville, according to Equality Florida's "Winning Equal-
ity" pamphlet about the organization and its goals.


"Most people tell you it's a really common-sense piece of
legislation, and individual legislators do have concerns but
we're not seeing widespread opposition to it," Wells said.
Most of legislators' concerns are economic rather than reli-
gious, she said.
Local Kenneth Kidd, an associate professor in the
News UF Enghsh department with expertise in lesbian
and gay studies, said in an email interview that
the bill should find support among Democrats and representa-
tives from urban areas such as Orlando and Miami.
He is unsure how much opposition it will face. Much of


it depends on how the bill is perceived by legislators and the
public.
"In the past, even anti-discrimination legislation has been
misrepresented as 'special interest' or 'gay advocacy' rather
than an attempt to ensure that LGBTQ citizens can't be fired
for being gay... so I'm always cautious," he said.
Kidd said he hopes lawmakers understand that they have
an obligation to democracy and to equal and fair treatment of
citizens when considering anti-discrimination bills.
Chestnut could not be reached for comment as he was in
legislative session.


lies that live at the Bartram who have little kids who
now have to find another place, too."
Apartment management could not confirm
whether any Bartram employees will lose their
jobs.
Jonathan Rodriguez doesn't know where he and
his dogs will go.
Many people who lived at The Bartram were dog
lovers, said Rodriguez, a biology sophomore at UF
There is a dog park at the complex where his
dogs, Farah and Aaralyn, could run around.
He said he is upset with the corporate manage-
ment.
"How do you build a place and not check if it's
up to regulation?" he said.


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Pop culture writer Klosterman speaks to students

About 100 attended the event on campus commercials are actually a good mons of ESPN and Snook se
thing while watching sports on pistachios.


By KAT BEIN
Alligator Staff Writer

Chuck Klosterman is not the
average public speaker.
Once when giving a book read-
ing, his fans came to the event
early. Instead of drinking coffee
while they waited, they dropped
acid.
"I guess I'm not a literary au-
thor," he said. "I bet this wouldn't
happen to Salman Rushdie."


He treated the 100 in atten-
dance to a candid and open dis-
cussion about everything from
internships with Charlie Sheen to
reality versus "realness" to how
fun it is to be a journalist.
Though Klosterman has writ-
ten for publications such as Spin,
Esquire and GQ, he's most fa-
mous for his books, such as "Sex,
Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and
"Eating the Dinosaur," where
he writes about popular culture,


music, film, sports and the gen-
eral "soundtrack to being alive."

- began his pre-
sentation by
treating the
audience to a
live reading of
something he
lust wrote about
Klosterman reality and how
one's perception of it is affected.
In the piece, he argued that


television, used Ricky Gervais'
insulting Golden Globe jokes as
a means to discuss differing lev-
els of reality and perception, and
joked about consumers' irrational
beliefs that they have a personal
effect on televised games they
watch at home based on whether
they stand up to cheer.
After the reading, he took
questions from the audience and
spoke about his thoughts on the
new Radiohead album, Bill Sim-


lling


"It doesn't really bother me at
all," he said. "I mean, can Snooki
sell out?"
Justin Plemmons, 20, said he
liked what Klosterman had to say,
though it wasn't what he expected.
"I thought a lot more than I
thought I would," he said. "He
doesn't think like a 38 year old
... I think he'd be annoying to his
kids."
Klosterman was paid $10,000
for his appearance.


African Student Union to host annual showcase Saturday


* THE EVENT STARTS AT 7:30 P.M.

By COURTNEY STEINBERG
Alligator Contributing Writer

The African Student Union will host the
39th annual showcase Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in
the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.


The evening will feature a variety of per-
formances, including African dancers, a play,
storytellers, a fashion show and a choir.
This year, the show will feature live music
and spotlight local Africans who have made a
difference in their communities.
"The songs they play are songs that most of
our parents listened to when they were grow-
ing up, so I want to see how people react," said


ASU President Hanns Frimpong.
The ASU will provide free, authentic Af-
rican food. Audience members also can win
prizes if they correctly answer
On trivia questions about African
Campus countries.
Two former ASU presidents,
Rilwan Ajayi and African artist Conphidance,
will co-host the event.


Because the show is on campus for the first
time in its history, Ajayi said it will impact stu-
dents more this year.
"I'm excited for the Student Body to get a
dose of a mini world tour of the continent of
Africa," he said.
"People need to know that there's more to
the country of Africa than just what people see
on TV."


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Editorial

Young Gun

Rubio returns to spotlight,

demands reforms

Remember Marco Rubio?
For a rising Republican star, he has kept quiet
since arriving in Washington - until this week.
After writing an op-ed for Wednesday's issue of the Wall
Street Journal, he's come out with guns blazing on raising
the national debt ceiling. Rubio says his vote is contingent
on the government's efforts to tackle larger issues, such as
long-term debt and the reformation of Medicare and Social
Security. Considering the nation may hit the ceiling within
the next month, his demands seem unreasonable. But, of
course, that's why his base backed him. He may have GOP
support, but Rubio is no moderate out to play nice.
We respect the will to stand for what he believes, but we
would like to know what he would change that wouldn't
lose him his job. Changing Medicare is likely to spell po-
litical suicide for the Florida senator. He may even tick off
seniors in the short term: If the debt tops out without ris-
ing the ceiling, Social Security and Medicare checks could
be coming in the mail later than planned. We also question
Rubio's priorities.
As of now, we could use a temporary solution as we
cope with the larger and underlying issues at hand one at
a time. Rubio's biting off more than he can chew, but we'll
give him some credit for trying to make Congress address
entitlement funds, a topic that it's been dodging for years.
All in due time.


Supersize Lawsuit


In case you haven't
heard, our favorite ob-
noxiously large super-
market chain is pleading
its case in front of the U.S.
Supreme Court as it tries
to avoid the largest job bias
class action lawsuit ever.
We don't know yet if Wal-
mart actually will go to trial
over claims of sexism on
the job, but we do know the
court is split along gender
and there are an incredible
number of variables to keep
in mind when considering a
lawsuit with some 1.6 mil-
lion people involved.
We hate to say it, but Jus-
tice Antonin Scalia made a
point Wednesday when he
pointed out that Walmart
can't be held accountable
for the actions of rogue
managers who refused to
promote women.
Is the problem rooted in
corporate culture or in in-
dividual mindsets? Can a


company be held liable for
the way some of it employ-
ees act?
The women's attorney
brought up another ques-
tion - this time about the
company's perception of
women as less aggressive
in their jobs.
According to the attor-
ney, this idea led to fewer
women being given man-
agement positions, but
we're skeptical the corpo-
rate training was the only
reason. A plethora of ob-
stacles exist when moving
up with an organization,
and to place the blame for a
disparity in the ratio of men
to women squarely on the
company's shoulders seems
a little ridiculous. We're
aware sexism is alive and
well, but the women's at-
torney will have to present
better evidence to convince
us of Walmart's wrongdo-
ing.


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as a recent poll showed that Gov. Rick Scott has an
approval rating of just 32 percent. On an assortment
of issues from education funding to reductions in state
workers' salaries, the governor simply is in the wrong.
With everyone from janitors to judges receiving pay
cuts, the governor decided that 10 new department heads
warranted pay raises of $20,000, from the Department of
Business and Professional Regulation to the Department
of Health. All the while, these departments face position
cuts of 115 and 880, respectively.
It appears the only people Scott talked about who will
do more with less will be the teachers because he and the
state legislature worked in collusion to pass the merit-pay
plan last week.
The merit-pay plan is flawed and simply will reward
teachers for teaching in areas with students of higher so-
cloeconomic status and punish those who teach students
of lower socioeconomic standings. The nonpartisan Urban
Institute concluded the positive effects of merit pay are
short-lived. "By and large, the school districts we exam-
Ined did not succeed at implementing lasting, effective,
monetary or non-monetary incentive plans." However,
the study did conclude that an increase in divisiveness
and decrease in morale harmed the teachers significantly.
Even in the private sector, the trend has gone from merit-
based pay earlier in the decade to a set salary schedule.
Another interesting item Scott is pushing for is manda-
tory drug testing for welfare recipients and random drug
tests on state employees. Although these plans sound
great on paper, the governor has not explained who is go-
ing to pay for the drug testing of state employees. (How-
ever, cabinet members and the state legislature are ex-
empt!) The federal government outlines that the need for


random drug testing is neces-
sary only in cases where public
safety is the No. 1 priority, such
as for drivers. The state already
had some trouble for a legisla-
tion that was struck down in
Chad Mohammed 2004. With regards to the testing
letters@alligator org of welfare recipients, a Michigan
court ruled that testing an indi-
vidual without reason for suspicion violates the Fourth
Amendment.
It's noteworthy that Scott recently had shares in an ur-
gent care company he founded named Solantic. One of
Solantic's specialties is drug testing, and the governor's
motion to remove a conflict of interest was to transfer his
shares to his wife.
However, the most interesting part of this entire situ-
ation has to be that while Rick Scott is pushing for drug
testing welfare recipients, he failed to create a prescrip-
tion-drug monitoring program that private companies
donated to fund, citing it was an intrusion on privacy. The
reality is the prescription abuse in Florida is incompara-
ble to any other state, as doctors in Florida prescribe 10
times more oxycodone pills than every other state in the
country combined, according to the Drug Enforcement
Agency. However, maybe it's how Scott plans to create
tourism jobs, because people from as far away as Tennes-
see and Texas flock to the state to purchase pills.
It's quite troubling to see that Scott claims to be a man
of the people and supportive of smaller government when
all visible so far are kickbacks for his cronies borne on the
backs of students, teachers and the working man.
Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering
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UWire

Rebecca Black is on her way to be the worst pop singer in history


y now, everyone and their mothers have heard of Re-
becca Black. She exploded onto the internet two weeks
ago with her song "Friday" and its accompanying
video.
Many have already dubbed it the worst pop song of all
time and for good reason. Black's voice sounds like a de-
mon straight out of auto-tune hell. The lyrics include such
poetic gems as, "Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today
is Friday, Friday," and the video seems like a cheesy parody
of itself.
Black's breakout success represents everything that is
wrong with the modern recording industry.
Oh, and don't forget the awkwardly placed rap portion in
the middle with a guy talking about swerving around school
buses. Who is this guy, and isn't he a bit old to be going to
parties with 13-year-olds? He has a moustache.
The song's become a viral car crash - awful to listen to
but impossible to turn away from. It's garnered 61 million
views (and counting) on YouTube, 37,000 downloads on
iTunes and has already been covered by the Jonas Brothers.
It's also baffled the music media, leaving some to wonder
if it was all actually some kind of Borat-esque joke criticiz-
ing the recording industry itself. FR. .11 1,, Stone called it "an
unintentional parody of modern pop," while Time maga-
zine deemed it "a whole new level of bad." Other criticisms
weren't so polite - one YouTube comment urged Black to
"go cut yourself and die."
Ouch, that's painful to hear. Then again, though, so is the
song.
Black has taken a lot of criticism from, well, practically


Jarrod Barry everybody over the song, and while
UWire some of it might be deserved, a lot of it
seems misdirected.
For instance, she didn't write the
song. In fact, she had very little to do with its final outcome
at all. Most of that is the result of Ark Music Factory, a record
label of sorts, which Black's mother paid $2,000 in exchange
for the recording and video of one of two songs.
Black chose "Friday" because, as she told The Daily
Beast, "The other song was about adult love - I haven't ex-
perienced that yet."
She talked about the background of the song on "Good
Morning America," where, far from the anti-Christ of music
some have pinned her as, she actually comes off as a sweet
kid only in a little over her head.
When one critic complained, "I hate her voice. It's go-
ing to be stuck in my head forever," Black responded with
a childish grin. "Well, I think that's an accomplishment, you
know?" she said.
"Even if someone doesn't like it, it's still stuck in their
head. That's the point of it, a catchy song."
If anyone deserves criticism for this whole debacle, it's
Black's mother and the producers. Anyone who would pay
$2,000 for her daughter to have a record deal should have
her head checked.
And any songwriter who would write a song about
whether to sit in the front or backseat should have his or
her fingers chopped off to protect the world from anymore
aural assaults.
Black has learned a few important lessons from her 15


minutes of fame - lessons all of us in our look-at-me culture
would be wise to heed.
For one, when out for the public to see, expect some
amount of criticism in return. This is especially true in the
world of music, in which people's tastes and views are as
personal as religion.
That's part of the reason for the ferociousness of the back-
lash. Music is an intimate thing for many people. Right or
wrong, they take music this bad as a personal insult.
For them, "Friday" sums up everything wrong with to-
day's music industry in a single, four-minute sample.
An even broader lesson, though, is this - when we seek
out fame, sometimes we find it, but not for the reasons we
want. It's a lesson many reality TV stars have learned the
hard way: It's easier to become famous for something bad
than something good. In the quest for stardom, overnight
popularity is more often found with infamy than dignity.
Luckily for Black, the Internet has the attention span of
a hyperactive 12-year-old on a sugar high. Things are for-
gotten as quickly as they blow up, so Black will fade away
pretty soon, which is probably best if she ever wants to be a
serious singer.
Maybe she can try again in a few years, this time with
decent producers and a song that doesn't involve singing
the days of the week.
Until then, she should probably just laugh along with the
crowd.
After all, there's a certain amount of pride in having sung
one of the worst pop songs ever.
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more beneficial in the long run. (Above) Will Love, 21 and a sophomore sports management major at Santa Fe
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Study: Self-compassion could boost grades
By SHELBY WEBB "The students who scored higher in self-com- essarily [stressful] because they're shorton time,"
avenue contributing writer passion weren't so derailed by the experience," Long said. "It's because it's such a dauntingtask,
said Dr. Kristin Neff, who authored the study. and we talked ourselves into studying or working
What do you do when you fail a midterm? "Whenyou'rereallystressedyoutendtobeharsh- by being horrible to ourselves."
Some say they criticize themselves for mistakes er on yourself out of habit, when you should actu- Instead of beating yourself up after a slip-up,
they made, and some say they were lazy. But new ally be kindest to yourself during those stressful Long advises doing something enjoyable and re-
research is leading psychiatrists to urge people situations," she said. juvenating.
to practice a new wave of thinking: self-compas- Neff, who is also an assistant professor at the "Then figure out how you can plan differently
sion. University of Texas, believes low self-compassion and stick to that plan so hopefully you'll do better
Self-compassion is the ability to be kind to can also hinder one's academic career because the nexttime," Long said.
and understanding of oneself, even in the face of it coincides with a heightened Despite this advice, some students believe
personal failure. When people accept the reality fear of failure. self-criticism is the only way to learn from mis-
that they are human and couple that with self- "You're not going to take takes.
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high in this trait are less depressed and anxious, an excuseforfailing," Neff said. Although he believes he'd be less stressed if
and they may be better at achieving goals like "It can be really damaging in terms of academic he stopped criticizing himself after making mis-
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Having high self-compassion can also help one port you need to take risks in learning." would suffer.
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compassion, Achievement Goals, and Copingwith ease another serious problem of procrastination, beating yourself up over it," he said.
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New report shows cellphone reception getting worse


By BRITTANY BRAVE
avenue writer


Hello, can you hear me now?
If there's a roof, four walls and a floor nearby,
you probably can't.
After reaching its peak performance between
2003 and 2009, the quality of cellphone recep-
tion has worsened within the last six months, ac-
cordingto J.D. Power and Associates.
The culprit is an increase in indoor calls and
cellphone traffic, said Kirk Parsons, senior direc-
tor of wireless services with J.D. Power and Asso-
ciates, a global marketing information firm.
The report, called "The 2000 Wireless Quote
Quality Performance Study Line One," covered
27 U.S. regions and recorded cell phone quality
based on the frequency of problem incidents for
every 100 calls.


Accordingto a New York Times article, Wash-
ington, D.C., was ranked the most problematic
with 18 incidents for every 100 calls made. Pitts-
burgh and Cincinnati were about three times
better with the best performance in the nation.
Florida cities, such as Tampa and Miami,
scored eight and 14 respectively, Parsons said.
People are changing calling patterns and
communicating more regularly, and that in-
crease has reduced the likelihood of clear re-
ception, Parsons said. With applications and
text messaging, consumers are playing with new
data in different places, he added.
Florida, in particular, is prone to the "Leaves
Effect," where the increase of plant and leaf
growth interferes with cellphone reception. It's
also prone to the "Usage Effect," where cell-
phone activity reaches an all-time high due to
things like weather extremities, causing recep-


tion to suffer.
The more problems people experience, the
less happy they are, Parsons said.
"And the more likely they are to spend less
money and switch their carriers," he added.
As AT&T and T-Mobile prepare to join forces,
Parsons said time will decide how successful
the merger is. The union will require a lot of en-
gineering, and how customers will be affected
could depend on how well the companies inte-
grate their software and technology.
Stacey Harth, spokeswoman for AT&T, said
the merger could benefit customers by providing
them with enhanced and extended coverage.
Before, AT&T covered 80 percent of U.S. cell-
phones, Harth said. Its convergence with T-Mo-
bile will increase that figure to 95 percent by the
end of 2013, with smaller cities and rural areas
being the most affected by the addition.


In 2010, AT&T added more than 500 cell
sites to North Florida, 32 of which were installed
in Alachua County. The cell sites increase recep-
tion capacity for AT&T users, and Harth said, "it's
like adding an extra lane to a busy highway for
traffic."
Verizon Wireless has consistently reported
the lowest number of problem incidents, Par-
sons said, but that should not excuse customers
from doing research.
When making a purchase, he said consum-
ers need to consider more than the company:
Location, price, competition and how they plan
to use their phone in everyday life should also
factor into to their decision.
"Be an educated consumer and do your
homework," he said. "There is variation in the
markets where you're at and where you live, so
make an educated decision."


Nick to revive 'All That,' 'Rocket Power' in the fall


By KELLY RICHARD
avenue contributing writer

From 1996 to 2000, children and teens alike watched Nickel-
odeon's Kenan and Kel concoct hare-brained schemes, while Kel
harbored an undying affection for a particular carbonated bever-
age.
Students in college today watched this show and others on Nick
in the '90s, including "All That," "The Adventures of Pete & Pete,"
"The Amanda Show," "Clarissa Explains it All," "Rocket Power,"
"Rugrats" and "Salute Your Shorts."
Dueto popular demand and morethan 9 million Facebookfans
of '90s Nick shows, the network will launch a programming block,
dubbed "The '90s Are All That!," on TeenNick, beginning this fall
and runningfrom midnight to 2 a.m.
"There is an entire generation of young people who literally grew
up on these great 1990s series, and many of them have been vo-
cal about wantingto see and experience these shows again," Keith


Dawkins, senior vice president, general manager of Nicktoons and
TeenNick, said in a press release.
These shows are being aimed at 20-somethings - the largest
part of the population with disposable incomes, which advertisers
love, said David Painter, instructor of the UF course TV & American
Society.
"I think they'll be extremely popular," Painter
said.
Ashley-Marie Bodor, a Santa Fe College
sophomore, said she used to enjoy "All That,"
"The Amanda Show," "Kenan & Kel" and "Ru-
grats."
"I like the factthatthe 'Rugrats' never aged,"
she said.
Although she would like to see Tommy and Chuckie on an ad-
venture together again, she said she wouldn't payfor it, as many of
the shows are available online and on Netflix.
However, Painter said, whether airingvia TeenNick or streaming


online, Nickelodeon will still make money because it won't have to
pay for syndication rights.
"Like Nick at Nite, it's very inexpensive because they already
own the shows," Painter said.
Jackie Moon, a UF civil engineering senior, doesn't have the
TeenNick channel, and she said she wouldn't pay to add it just to
watch childhood shows again.
She said she's watched shows from her youth on the Disney
Channel, but they aren't entertaining to her now that she's an
adult.
"'Clarissa Explains It All' was the only show my sister and I
agreed on as kids," Moon said.
Moon most remembers the "Secret Spot" episode of "Rocket
Power," where "shoobies," tourists sporting shoes on the beach,
invade and kick sand into potato salad.
It is normal for generations to reminisce about their childhood,
Painter said.
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Often use this column as a platform to rant about recent gam-
ing news, and for that I am truly sorry. This is why you never
should give a weekly column to a person who shouts his opin-
ions at the TV. That being said, there has been a surplus of news
in the gaming industry lately, and it's important to be up-to-date
on the often ridiculous headlines journalists use. Here's some of
the most interesting industry news:
*Sony sues hacker, kicks sand in his face
Have you hacked your PS3 recently? Or do you perhaps own a
jail-broken iPhone? If so, Sony may be out to get you. The multina-
tional tech company has sued a hacker named GeoHot, a minor
Internet celebrity, for posting the software necessary to jailbreak
an iPhone and a PS3. GeoHot, whose real name is George Hotz,
posted the root key for the console in January, which would allow
the user to run his or her own software, play pirated games and
generally have complete control over the system. If Sony wins the


suit, it could set a precedent potentially
allowing the prosecution of anyone who
hacks his or her phone or system, regard-
less of whether it's legally bought.
*Sony challenges Apple, announces
hybrid smart phone/gaming system
JF In other Sony news, the company an-
Andrew Wyzan nounced in February the arrival of the Ve-
columnist rizon-exclusive Xperia PLAY, a "PlayStation
Certified" smart phone that would have a
slide-out controller. The controller is simi-
lar to the PlayStation DualShock, sportingtwo analogtouch pads,
a D-Pad and the four shape-button scheme. With 50 games esti-
mated for the phone's launch and other future titles announced,
(including "Dungeon Defenders," made by Gainesville's very own
Trendy Entertainment), the company seems serious about con-


tendingwith the iPhone. A quick question to readers: Who remem-
bers the N-Gage? It was a cross between a phone and a Game
Boy Advance, made by Nokia and pretty much the most stupid
thing ever made. Could this phone share the same fate?
*Ubisoft looking to hire excessive fan boy of "Assassin's
Creed"
If you happen to be an English major and know about the "As-
sassin's Creed" series, the job of a lifetime may await you. Ubisoft
Montreal is lookingto its fan base to hire a writer who can compile
the game's universe into an encyclopedia for the series. The ency-
clopedia would cover all iterations of the franchise, including the
games, books, comics and an animated short film. The post on
Ubisoft's blog, http://ubiworkshop.com, indicates this is a legiti-
mate job offer that pays real money (historyjunkies should ask to
be paid in Florins), and anyone can send in submissions highlight-
ing his or her writing skills.


UF grad aims to inspire with new

A author Steven D. Cohen isn't satisfied enough with you change minds."
buying his new book, "Lessons From The Podium: Public But it was not only in the classroom
Speaking as a Leadership Art." construct his thoughts on the nature
No: Cohen, a 2004 UF alumnus, is on a mission not only to hen combined the lessons he'd learn
inspire you with this slim volume but also to endow you with nars with the examples he saw during
the same ability to "change hearts and change minds." he attended multiple concerts.
"Every student and professional has a passion, and some- "I just love music: classical, jazz,
times that passion is hidden," he said. "What I want to do [with "When I'd go to concerts, I noticed how
this book] is provide them the opportunity to make their pas- sic and public speaking were. The idea
sions come alive." your notes to people; everything that c
The work Cohen has penned is a quick read (it's a little is music, and there's a powerful comb
more than 100 pages long), but the brevity of the text ensures think like a musician, you can lead."
a more direct and approachable message. In a world where we are reminded c
Cohen understands that his audience, students and young erful the art of spe
professionals, often are crunched for time and do not have the than the example s
luxury of reading dense texts that dissect the science of public dent), this book can
speaking and are the primary go-to guides on the market. the crippling nerves
Instead, Cohen has outlined in his book various realistic even our most eloqu
parallels that the reader may draw on to better understand and grant them the
the power that speech can have on the masses, compartmen- message without fe
talizing his message into five simple segments: Lead Through so allows the speakE
Speech, ConnectWith Your Audience, Use YourVoice, Construct heard.
Memorable Messages and Deliver Specialized Speeches. "I want people to walk awayfrom thi
After graduating from UF, Cohen attended Harvard Univer- Cohen said. "I want to make them feel
sity to pursue a master's degree in public policy. It was there, book provides an opportunity to lear
while he was teaching a graduate seminar on speaking, that really need but is not often taught in
he first began to theorize the concepts of speech that he would It gives you a new power, which I call
later publish in his book. That's what matters: If you can get pe
"When I listened to these students, I realized they had big your message across, then you've got
dreams, and I wanted to give them the power to sell them," need for the real world."
he said. "Speech gives you the power to change hearts and


book


where Cohen began to
of public speaking. Co-
ed from teaching semi-
Shis leisure time where

R&B, etc.," Cohen said.
Similar performing mu-
is that you want to give
homes out of your mouth
nation there. If you can

continuously of how pow-
ech is (look no further
et by our current presi-
help take anyone from
that so often sabotage
gently written speeches
ability to convey their
ar or hesitation. Doing
her's true message to be

s book feeling inspired,"
empowered to act. This
n about something you
undergraduate classes.
'exercising leadership.'
ople to listen to you, get
ten out of UF what you

- CARTER LYLES


Downtown bars give taste of local art


By MICHELLE KLUG
avenue contributing writer

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday
night, thousands of people flock to down-
town Gainesville's bar scene. Students
and locals alike cram into watering holes
for many reasons: to socialize with friends,
to look for romance, to dance and, let's
face it, to drink.
But a few of downtown Gainesville's
bars are offering patrons a taste of some-
thing they may not have expected: local
art.
If you walk into Alcove, a small bar nes-
tled in between Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar
and Main Street Billiards, the atmosphere
takes you into a translucent euphoria. As
the indie music and low chatter pumps in
your ears, your eyes adjust to the glow of
the low lights and the craft beer entices
your taste buds. Your eyes are drawn to
one of the many original works of art that
line the walls. It's impossible notto ponder
these pieces, and this setup is not by ac-
cident. Alcove's second purpose, after be-


ing a bar, is to display local art.
Evan Yavelberg, owner of Alcove, said
art is a big part of his life and has shaped
the way he runs his business.
"It's an experience when you come to
Alcove," Yavelberg said. "You feel like you
are walking into a piece of art."
If you happened to be standing out-
side of 110 S. Main St. at night, you could
see through the windows to the Alcove
sign, which is a piece of artwork in itself.
Yavelberg commissioned a friend to make
the piece, which incorporates different-
colored shapes of stained class placed
asymmetrically and illuminated, to give off
a vibrant feel. It draws patrons, like moths
to a bright light, into Alcove for a cocktail.
Yavelbergsaid he admires professional
artists and wants to help them in any way
he can. He said he often is approached by
local artists or will seek them out to dis-
play their work. He has displayed abstract
paintings, figurative works and photogra-
phy.
He has one piece displayed behind the
bar that he created, which doesn't get ro-


tated, and a piece by Gainesville artist Ted
Lincoln is also a permanent fixture.
Other recently opened bars around
downtown Gainesville have followed suit.
The Bull, bakery and coffee house by day,
craft beer bar and gallery by night, rotates
local art in its establishment.
Recently opened Tall Paul's Brew
House, at 10 SE Second Ave., intends to
adopt a similar approach to displaying
art.
"We plan on showcasing many pieces
of local art at Paul's," said Tall Paul's co-
owner Jeff Hickey. "It's important to us,
as a member of the downtown bar com-
munity, to expose people to Gainesville's
artists."
Paul's is 4,500 square feet and has
lots of empty wall space, which the own-
ers hope to festoon in local art for their
customers' enjoyment.
"People want something to look at
other than blank walls or beer ads," Hick-
ey said. "Having the art gives customers
something to discuss as well as addingto
the atmosphere."






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To calm mind, tai chi emphasizes form and breathing
By ROBERT IMFELD it allows all of that other mind stuff to fall away, the legs and raising the arms. above knees, shoulders above hips and ears
avenue contributing writer which is very relaxing for the mind." If you are panicking over an exam or a proj- above shoulders - and your knees are slightly
Kerkhoff explained that chi is energy and ect, tai chi can help. bent. While inhaling, keep your palms facing
Tai chi chuan, more commonly known as tai that everyone is born with his or her own "When we go through a stressful time, if down, bend your elbows and slowly raise your
chi, is an ancient Chinese form of martial arts. unique level of original energy, which is why we're aware that our breathing has changed arms in front of you and no higher than your
It uses a series of slow movements designed some people have boundless energy and oth- - maybe gotten more rapid, shallow, uneven shoulder height. Then, while exhaling, in one
to strengthen the body, increase flexibility and ers never seem to have enough. The chi is - then we can very quickly with our aware- slow movement, bringyour arms in toward you,
calm the mind. located in an energy center called the lower ness shift to slow, deep tai chi breathing," she bend your knees and lower your arms. Return
Barbara Kerkhoff has been practicing it for tan tien (pronounced DON-dee-en), which is a said. to mountain pose, and repeat the movement
14 years and instructed it for 12 years. couple of inches below the navel and a couple One movementyou can doforfiveto 10 min- until you feel calm and clear.
"Just to do the normal things we do to get of inches toward the center of the body. utes every day isthe liftingwater form. Start off If you're interested in learningtai chi, check
through the day keeps the mind quite busy Called yang in short form, Kerkhoff's cho- in mountain pose, which means your feet are out classes at the School of Tai Chi Chuan (da-
and jittery," she said. "Doing tai chi, because sen tai chi utilizes 38 movements that involve hip-distance apart and your joints are stacked vidbole.com) and the Gainesville Wellness
you're focusing on the form and the breathing, shifting body weight between the legs, lifting above one another- knees above ankles, hips Center (gainesvillewellness.com).


the fu


American

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tastiest, freshest chicken wings
come from Wingzone on Univer-
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been delivering to your door &
have amassed a huge following
from Gainesville residents & UF
students. They also deliver shrimp,
chicken fingers, salads, sides and
thick, juicy 1/2 Ib burgers with their
patented wedge fries. Great food
delivered to your door day & night.
352-377-2473

Gator Dawgs
We have 26 styles of hot dogs
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Check out our full menu at Ga-
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vegetarian & vegan options. We
are located at 1023 W University
Ave. 378-4353


Breakfast &
Lunch

Bagels
Unlimited
Serving Gainesville for over 25
years. BU is a tradition of sorts.
We offer many
breakfast platters cooked fresh,
featuring omelettes, eggs any
style, large pancakes, French
Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of
bagels and a large assortment of
spreads. Also available are tofu
and tempeh. Over 100 bottles
of hot sauce are available for
sampling.
224 SW 34th St. - 34th St. Plaza
Open every day from 6:30am-3pm

W III IIIIIIl


Cuban

Virtually Cuban
Serving authentic Cuban food in
Gainesville since 2004, we are
a full service restaurant with a
relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy a
beer or our house sangria imported
from Spain while listening to Latin
music. We offer sandwiches on
Cuban bread, hot entrees, home-
made desserts, and coffee. (352)
336-4125 Visit us at
www.virtuallycuban.com.
Located on: 2409 SW 13th St.

Frozen Treats

D'Lites
Emporium
Healthy never tasted so good!
D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice
cream in Gainesville-REALLY-and
is the only low-calorie soft serve with
NO artificial sweeteners. We rotate
over 100 delicious creamy flavors
(see this week's at www.gatordlites.
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diet taste. We also feature a whole
array of cookies, chips, and various
grocery treats that appeal to Atkins�,
Weight Watchers�, and other
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make shopping at D'Lites a special
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the Marketplace Plaza at NW 16th
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Market or at the Shoppes of Williston
at S.W. 34th Street and Williston Rd.
(next to Publix) 375-4484
I Find us on Facebook!

Karma Cream
We serve the only 100% organic
ice cream in town! We also have
an impressive selection of organic
vegan ice cream, baked goods, fair
trade coffee, tea, organic beer, &
free Wii. Mon-Fri 8am-lam. Sat-Sun
12pm-1am.
1025 W. University Ave.


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Indian

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Tues-Sun lunch buffet; 11:30am to
2:30pm, Dinner; 5:30pm to 9:30pm,
2109 NW 13th street. Ph: 352-375-
5980 www.tajgrillncurry.com (sun-
buffetby2getldrink)

Italian

Fresco
Neighborhood
Italian
ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI
ON MONDAY NIGHT! Fresh,
homemade food all day, everyday.
Build your own pasta. Create your
own pizza. Try Fresco To Go. We
serve beer & wine. We are not a
chain, and it shows! Located at 34th
& Archer. 377-3484.
Frescoitalian.com


Manuel's Vintage
Room
Offering innovative Italian-themed
cuisine & the finest wine list in town,
- discover Gainesville's best kept
dining secret at this family owned
downtown bistro. Now offering
early guests 20% off the entire bill
Sunday & Tuesday-Thursday from
5:00-6:30(some restrictions apply.)
Ask about our monthly wine dinners
& catering options, for both in-house
& off-site options. 6 South Main St.
(352)375-7372.


Jamaican

Caribbean Spice
Jamaican Dishes! Lunch Special:
Patty, coco bread, cake & soda
$4.45. M-F 11am-5pm Sa 11am-
3:30pm 1121 W University Ave.
352-377-2712

Caribbean Queen
Offering jerk chicken, curry, goat
and oxtail. Opened Mon thru Thurs
11 am-7:30pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-
11:45pm Sun 10:30am-8:30pm
Located at 507 NW 5th Ave 352-
374-8111

Mexican

Boca Fiesta
COME CHECK OUT THE
COOLEST SPOT DOWNTOWN!
3 Full Bars! Full Service Restaurant!
Kitchen open late every single
night! Billiards, Ping-Pong, Live
Music, Strong Drinks & Burritos!
www.bocafiesta.com
352-336-taco
232 se 1st st Downtown


Vegetarian

Book Lover's
Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Natural, organic, fair trade, meals,
sandwiches, soups, home-baked
desserts. Specials: Cupcake
Mon., Southern Cooking Tues.,
Greek Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs
6pm. MO-TH 11 am-9pm, Fri-Sun
11am-8pm. 505 NW 13th St.
384-0090

Green Mango
The best Indian food in Gaines-
ville. Serving Gainesville since
1991. Offering many vegan dish-
es. We are specialized in catering
any group size. Offering cooking
class starting January 17th 6:30-
8:30pm every Mon. Limited seats
- call now to register. Call Nalini
at 352-514-3398. Open 7 days
serving lunch and dinner. Call
352-505-6200


Organic


The Jones
Gainesville's own independently
owned community restaurant
dedicated to bringing sustainable,
local, and organic food to the table.
Oh, and it's really yummy.
Herbivores, carnivores, & omnivores
welcome! NOW SERVING DINNER
EVERY NIGHT! New hours: open
every day 8am-10pm. Check out
our facebook page for specials
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352.373.6777

Pizza

Leonardo's Pizza
of Millhopper
Great Chicago Style pizza. Quick
Slices also Available all aftemoon.
On the way To and From Santa Fe
College. On the corner of NW 16th
Blvd. and 43rd Street. Tear this out
for 20% OFF meal. 4131 NW 16th
Blvd. IN MILLHOPPER SQUARE.
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352-332-3199
www.foxhollowgainesville.com
Text: foxhollow@65374
4-20-10-70-2


WALK TO UF! @1 BR $425
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2


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For Rent
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* 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


BRIDGELIGHT
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $515 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 4-20-
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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 $829
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 bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
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.
Garage included. Gated Community.
2701 NW23rd 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 352-
215-3160 4-7-11-50-2

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 3-31-
11-43-2

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 off-
street parking, all appliances incl W/D, DW.
Rent directly from owner. Special terms
avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 4-1-
11-42-2

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

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


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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 1BA1BLKTO 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. yttek@hotmail.com 4-5-
11-16-2


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.
4-5-11-15-2

****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
4-20-11-26-2


****3401 NW 7th Place****
3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.All appliances,
W/D, closeto campus, large yd. Small pets OK
Avail Aug.1, $1325 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
4-20-11-26-2


****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
4-20-11-26-2


*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
4-5-15-2

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


Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/is
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


For Rent
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SGaine k Studalent ReItals

---------- Near UF --------
gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1800
@4/3 house 3514 nw 7 place $1500
04/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500
04/2 house 610 nw 34 terrace $1300
4-13-11-20-2

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

bedroom $509/person
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

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

LARGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice,
bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dish-
washer, 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

Several cute & clean houses & apartments
available for August, located in quiet NW
areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $600
per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395;
Anita@cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com
4-1-11-10-2

Two blocks from UF Stadium
3 Bed 1 Bath, 1 Bed 1 Bath,
and Studio. Available Summer and/or Fall
352-377-2930 4-1-11-10-2

2BR HOUSE 3 biks from UF/Sorority Row/
Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/heat, wd
firs, DW, fenced, pets ok, plenty of parking!
Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $850
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2

3BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/Sorority
Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/
heat, W/D, DW, fenced, pets maybe, plenty
of parking! Avail Aug 16th - 1 yr. $1335
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2

HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 blks from UF/
Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area din-
ing rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, wd
firs, W/D, DW, pets maybe, parking! Avail
Aug 16th - 1 yr. $2350 352-665-8166 Iv mssg
5-12-11-25-2

Large 4BR/2BA HOUSES 2 blks from UF/
Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, w/
dining room, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, plen-
ty of parking! . Avail Aug 16th - 1 yr. $1980
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2

SPRING SPECIAL!
Quiet 1bd 1ba 827sq ft loft.
SW G'ville on RTS 10 min on freeway from
SFC
Just renovatd. swim pool, exercise room.
$425mo call 472-6491 or 474-0841 4-1-
11-10-2







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For Rent
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3BR/3BA House, fenced yard, close to UF,
open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, new tile,
carpet, fixtures. W/D, lawn, and pest control
incl. Small pets allowed, avail Aug, $1350/
month. 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com
4-8-11-15-2


SAVE SOME GREEN! Fall specials
3 BR 1 mile to UF. $895 for WHOLE apt!
W/D, H20, sewer, gas incld.
Sign by April 1st to get this AWESOME deal
2700 SWArcher Rd 373-2700 4-1-9-2


PET'S PARADISE
$390 - $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-05-
11-10-2


**3/2 515 NW 51st St.**
Near GHFC vaulted ceilings, all appliances,
W/D, garage, small pets ok. Avail. Aug 1,
$1225 333-9874, 317-7346 4-20-11-21-2


TOP QUALITY - GREAT LOCATIONS
Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF cam-
pus - on N & E sides. Year lease, begin-
ning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M
Properties. 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2


GREAT LOCATION - GREAT PRICE
2BR/1BA apts on Univ Ave across from UF
Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec, cent
H/AC, $600/mo K&M Properties 372-1509
4-20-11-21-2


www.Bellaproperties.net

3/2 with study. Walk to UF, hardwood floors,
fireplace, 2 car garage, full service tour
335-5424
4-20-20-2


WALK TO UF! ONE MONTH FREE!
3 blocks from Campus. New 2/2 Condo-each
room has private bath + gourmet kitchen &
laundry & parking. $650 per rm. mollydh@
aol.com 614-288-6730 4-1-11-7-2


www.BellaProperties.net

Palm Villas - luxury graduate apartments in
a small and quiet complex. 2 BR/2 BA avail-
able for $465 per BR. Call to tour 335-5424
4-20-20-2.


WALK TO UF
3 Bed 2 Bath House in upscale Golfview
Estates near Law School & Athletic fields.
$1400 mo. Aug 1. Call (305) 788-4103
4-20-11-19-2


WALK TO UF. START SUMMER OR FALL

OStudios $425--$40001 BR/1 BA $550-$450
*2BR $850-$800 1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP.
Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com
4-20-11-20-2


Duckpond area HOUSE Aug.1
Large 3/1, W&D, Cent. H/AC
wood fls, nice yard, quiet
$1100 Bike to UF
352-316-0154 www.10houses.com
4-1-11-6-2


MIKE'S HOUSES - 352-665-7316
Exc cond - Close to UF Pets OK - fenced yards.
*3/2 $1250 621 NW 35th St.
@4/3 $1250 611 NW 36th Terr
*3/2 $1150 630 NW 34th Terr. 4-7-11-10-2


Newly renovated 2BD/2BA, two-story 1340
sq. ft. townhouse available at $925. Includes:
New wood floors, new carpet upstairs, new
washer/dryer, new kitchen appliances, fire-
place, pool. Millhopper area, next to Fresh
Market, Leonardo's, and other great eateries!
Contact Jon at 352-275-6644. 4-4-11-5-2


Fantastic 3/2 House - Only 9 blocks to UF!!
Large bedrooms, great neighborhood, wood
floors, fenced back yard, off the street park-
ing, Freshly painted bright interior. Aval. now,
1200.00 + Sec. Deposit. 909 NW 9th Ave.
Call Chad 407-230-2423 4-12-11-10-2


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LIVE ON UF LAKE
2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Large
den/3rd BR, hardwood floors, W/D, pool,
canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/UF, bus stop.
$1190/mo. Call 407-832-1458 4-20-11-
16-2

Near UF. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home. Florida
room w/ inground jacuzzi. W/D. All tile floor.
2-car attached garage, storage shed. Walk
to grocery & shops. Avail Aug 10. $1499/mo
904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net
4-6-11-5-2



Subleases


Don't wait!
Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY!
The last issue for the spring
semester will be on April 20th!

It's FAST & EASY!
Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds

$750/mo OBO Windsor Hall.Summer A/C
or B. Movein early. Furnished, secure,pool,
all utilities inc. Walk to UF.No roomies. Your
own apt! Parking avail. Call 954-821-1446
or radurier@bellsouth.net for info. 6-2-11-
30-3

1/1 in a 4/4 @ Gainesville Place for Summer.
$424/month, all-inclusive, fully-furnished,
wireless in apartment, 42" TV, close to bus
stops. 2 rooms available. Contact Marcella
at 954-854-2503 or mpatino@ufl.edu. 3-31-
5-3

Affordable & Spacious 1/1 avail. May 1
700 sq. ft. with upgraded tile floor
Bel Air @ Hidden Lake
Interested call 219-951-2047
Or email mcowen20@gmail.com 4-1-5-3

$399/mo. 2BR/2BA at Campus Lodge! Fully
furnished and utilities are included. Available
May till August. Females Preferred. Call 321-
890-7565 for more info. 3-31-2-3

$325 Gainesville Place Apartments, 1/1 in a
4/4- large bedroom with personal bathroom.
Lease runs from May 1st to August 3rd. Fully
furnished, washer and dryer, utilities includ-
ed $325 a month! Call Allison 904-327-0519
4-5-11-5-3


S 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

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

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 4-5-11-15-4

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
4-5-15-4

MOVE IN NOW- Need 1 male student to share
4/4 poolside condo at Countryside. Easy com-
mute 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

2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Country-
side condo. $435/mo/room - utils incl. Direct
bus to UF 3 mis. Pool, exercise room,
nicely furn. 3rd Fir. W/D, wireless. Flo 352-
357-9656, or 352-636-4814 4-20-11-23-4


i1 Roommates


I am looking for a male roommate who is
very nice and easy to get along with. Asking
$300/mo which includes util & Dish Network
TV. If interested, call Joe at 331-4239 or 352-
682-9412 4-8-14-4


MOVE IN AUGUST-Need 1 female stu-
dent to share clean 2/2 furnished condo in
Rockwood Villas. Easy commute UF/SFC on
bus rte. No pets/smoking. $450/mo. includes
all utilities, W/D. Yrly lease. Text 727-494-
4503, surfinbean@gmail.com 4-4-11-7-4

1 roommate needed in 4/4 at Gainesville
Place for Fall 2011/Spring 2012. $510/month
OBO. Bus Route to UF, pools, tanning, all
inclusive furnished, free parking!
call (850)255-3832 email jgardner@ufl.edu
3-31-5-4


Male, grad student/instructor preferred for
small furnished apt on side of private home
close to UF. Cable, internet, patio, safe. No
pets. One person only. Avail Aug. $475/mo
incl utils. 352-336-5808 4-1-11-6-4


Female to rent room in 3/2 beautifully updat-
ed condo in quiet, attractive development,
private bath, w/d, walk-in closet, swimming
pool, weight room, on bus route $425 + 1/3
util Avail Aug (727)455-4204 4-5-11-5-4

STUDENTS NEEDED - TOWNHOUSE
W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus
route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727-
729-1561 4-20-15-4



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 373-
Find (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 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

Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
Alligator Classifieds.


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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


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points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50-
point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words
are in the Official SCRABBLE" Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW
For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to
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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



Electronics

CASH FOR ELECTRONICS
WORKING OR NOT!
Xbox, iTouch, Computer Repairs
www.techmodo.co
Techmodo (352)872 5881
6450 SWArcher Rd By the Beef'O Brady's
4-6-7-8






***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 EQUIPMENTAUCTIONS
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

Only for Students ofUF!
Win an Apple iPad 2 right now!
Go to www.giftnitro.com
Win a free Apple iPad2!
4-13-11-5-10



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FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
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*****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





2010 PEACE SPORT
$400 cash. 5 months old, runs great.
352-575-4254 3-31-11-5-11




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


First Care of
Gainesville

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


***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-
11-35-11


Autos



FAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS *
ORunning or not!*
*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
4-20-70-12

**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
4-20-11-72-12


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


ACROSS
1 *One way to
reach a superhero
9 Blind slat
15 Concurred about
16 Lower, for now
17 Ogled
18 Skinned
19 One of two O.T.
books
20 When Donne is
done for the day?
21 Genesis outcast
22 Go by
23 *2008
Republican
hopeful
27 Focus of some
trips
28 Justice
Sotomayor
29 Unsatisfactory
marks?
30 Explain
32 Fiona, after
Shrek's kiss
34 *Roll-fed toy
36 Fertilizer
component
39"1 cant explain it'
43 Imitated
44 Old 51-Across
devices
45 The Simpsons"
shopkeeper
46 *Musical about
rock's 4 Seasons
49 Benjamin et al.:
Abbr.
50 Give pieces to
51 Trial site,
perhaps
52 Jai
53 "The
Executioner's
Song" Pulitzer
winner
55 Burlesque act
59 Show up
60 Some feelers
61 Viewed to be
62 Its season starts
today; its
equipment starts
the starred
answers

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dance with
costumes


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3 Crime of betrayal
4 Stylish waves
5 Cad
6 "How peculiar"
7 Tishby of "The
Island"
8 Head M.D.?
9 Horse warming
up, say
10 Bridge opener,
briefly
11 Take for a chump
12 Chemical
bonding number
13 Winning numbers
14 Flights that often
span two days
20 LAX posting
22 Chest ripple
23 Transform eerily,
in sci-fi
24 to one's neck
25 Link with
26 Donald's second
ex
28 Coming and
going spots: Abbr.
31 Carloads
32 Others, in
Oaxaca
33 Proceeds
35 Sharp competitor


36 Hefner garb
37 Work
38 Unhappy home
inspection find
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41 Like some film
effects
42 Sorority letters
44 Flow back
47 The Vampire
Diaries" heroine
Gilbert


48 Play places
49 Secondary
strategy
52 Chick chaser?
54 Quarterback
Dawson
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56 Actress Gasteyer
57 Some Windows
systems
58 Epitome of
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03/31/11


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


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
4-8-11-70-13


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What's black and white and read all over??
The Independent Florida Alligator
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largest college newspaper in the country
by applying to be a

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If you are a UF or SFC student
available to work 15-20 hours a week
this spring, and are eager to gain
valuable sales experience,
stop by the Alligator,
1105 W. University Avenue,
to fill out an application and
class schedule or email resume to
soconnor@alligator.org.
We will contact you for an interview
opportunity to get your career jump started!
EEO/AA
4-20-11-23-14


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ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings or investing
money.

BARTENDING
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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 4-20-10-
70-14


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-
1226 sandysresale.com 4-20-10-70-14


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


o**ATTENTION SMOKERS !00
o*Do you want to quit smoking?0*
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


STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM
Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-20-
11-65-14


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


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


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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

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

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


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

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 Designerwanted 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

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

Child Care Director - Part time
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

SPANISH TRANSLATOR
Gleim Publications is looking for candidates
that can translate accounting material from
English to Spanish. Must be native Spanish
speaker who spent formative years and high
school in their native country. Four year ac-
counting degree.

Please apply online at
http://www.gleim.com/employment. 4-5-11-
10-14






16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011


Wil Help Wanted


TECH SUPPORT
LINUXADMIN
SALES REPS
ADMIN ASST

Please apply online at
http://www.gleim.com/employment. 4-5-11-
10-14


Help Wanted at Gun Club.
Exp shotgun/firearm safety, Wed, Fri, Sat,
Sun - noon to pm schedule. Call Mr Clay
352-372-1044 GatorSkeetandTrap.com
4-20-11-21-14

RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
FOR LANGUAGE STUDY! Participation
lasts 1 hour, pays $5 Starbucks giftcard.
Must be native English speaker. Interested?
Please contact: ufaphasialab@gmail.com or
(352) 273-3714 for information.
3-31-11-5-14

FT NANNY NEEDED late AUG for lyr;
2 boys 10&14;$12/hr; ~ 30 hrs/wk;+few
overnights/wkd; must be exp/prof/ref/
Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-31-
11-5-14

SCOOTER/MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC
PT/FTjobs available. Experience
W/ 2 & 4-stroke motors a must!
Inquire within or call 336-1271
Collin@NS4L.com 4-20-16-14

Seeking FT sales/customer service repre-
sentative. Responsible for covering phones,
identifying/selling business solutions to cur-
rent and potential customers, processing or-
ders, and other miscellaneous office duties.
Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines
and problem solve a plus. 2+ years exp pre-
ferred. Must be able to work M-F 9:30AM-
6PM. Email resume to
Employment@elitesoftware.com.
3-31-11-5-14

Vet Tech - Experienced Only - Full Time
Exp. w/restraint, medical protocol, client ed-
ucation. Flexible hrs. incl. weekends, good
comm. skills, computer exp. Email resume
to timberviewpetclinic@yahoo.com 4-1-
11-5-14

Zen Cart administrator/ Designer
P/T-F/T. Pay commensurate with experi-
ence. HTML and programming skills a plus.
Email resume to: tony@mcknight.ws 4-1-
11-5-14

Camp Counselors
Part time and full time positions open im-
mediately & over the summer. Must be 18
or older and good with children. Apply with
resume online at www.GirlsPlace.net 4-8-
11-10-14

$15 for a 90-minute study. To participate, you
should have grown up in a Spanish-speaking
country & become fluent in English when you
came to the US for school. Contact Sabra
Pelham at spelham@ufl.edu to sign up!
4-11-10-14




Ga-T svillle
Health & Fimness
Obtain valuable experience for your future.
If you are hardworking & enthusiastic GHF
wants to meet you! We will be holding a
Job Fair for the following positions:

Floor Instructors
Housekeepers
Kid's Club Attendants
Receptionist
Zwurly's (Cafe Attendant)
Internships for the Summer Semester

No prior experience necessary to apply
Apply at 4820 Newberry Road

Thursday, March 31st
Friday, April 1st
10-2pm
3-31-11-3-14


J W I Help Wanted


CAREGIVER TO LIVE-IN with elderly lady.
Room, board, salary. Gainesville. Must have
driver's license, good driving record and be
able to pass background & drug test. Call
Connie 352-792-2743 4-5-11-5-14

Computer Programming Internship
Work with local small business to
Expand online presence, update &
build websites, and network. Web
Design experience required.
Collin@NS4L.com for more info. 4-20-16-
14

Sitter/Tutor starting May 2nd, 3:15p to 6:30p
MTWF with some late nite and Sunday hrs
for 2 kids, ages 9 & 13. Prefer female with
strong math and organization skills. Includes
transporting kids. Call 332-6465. 4-1-11-3-
14

Mobile Waiters Needed - Immediate
Interviews. Weekend shifts available.
Make your own schedule, flexible hours,
avg. $10-$14/hr. Must have own car, cell
with texting, must be 21+. Email resume to
blatendresse@d-d-i.com, call 888-334-9675
ext. 0, or go to www.d-d-i.com 4-1-11-3-14

Receptionist/file clerk/runner for busy law
firm. Must be organized, motivated, profes-
sional w/positive attitude, reliable transpor-
tation, p/t. Resume, cover letter w/available
days/times: hrmb1204@yahoo.com 4-4-
11-3-14


Services


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-20-70-15


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 378-
0069 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 Specialist
Since 1997. (352) 804-1113 4-20-11-26-15


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EServices

ARC Lifeguard Training
Starts Now!! Don't miss out.
Floridaheartsaver.org 352 575-0119 5-10-
24-15


NOW OPEN
IMAGES SALON
1020 NW 23rd Ave, Suite D
Gainesville, FI 32609
Manicures $12,Pedicures $12
Haircuts $18 and much more
For appointment 352-872-5565
3-31-2-15






HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
4-20-70-16

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 0
(mouth swab) for UF students
GatorWell Health Promotion Svs.
Call 273-4450 for appointment.
4-4-11-5-16


PerSonals


HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua 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


WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun - Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 468-2255
12-7-141-21


Want to make a connection?
Place your ad here to look for someone to
share a common interest with or for your true
love

SWM, 55, financially secure veteran. Health
insurance plus disability check and trust fund
included and, the meds go great with beer.
Call Chuck 215-5665 3-31-1-19


SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTS
Open To Public We-Fr-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk
Skeet - Trap - Olympic Trap -5 Stand
gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-15-10-95-21

Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville * Better Prices
Better Fields * Better Call 371-2092
4-20-10-70-21


Now you can easily
submit your classified ad Lost & Found
for print andlor web editions
right thru our website! Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
Just go to found section. Be kind to someone who's lost
www.alligator.org/classifieds what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
Visa and Mastercard accepted.


I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!


LOST DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA
Panasonic SDRH40 42x
Any info call or text (850) 543-3762
REWARD $400 4-20-26-25


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Gators getting healthy at right time as NCAAs draw near


By ALLISON BANKO
Alligator Writer

In the week that flowed into the Southeastern Confer-
ence Championships, freshman Mackenzie Caquatto was
ready to go.
She had an impressive performance in the intrasquad
competition, and her energy was high heading into the
SEC meet.
But a mere five days before the championships, she
rolled her ankle in practice Monday.
Frustrated, she asked herself, "Why me? Why now?"
The team's trainer, Stacey Higgins, said a rolled or
sprained ankle is the most common injury, not only in
gymnastics and sports, but in everyday life.
"That's just how people are built in general," Higgins
said. "You take a sport where they have no shoes, and
you're going to get more of that."

"Being able to have Macko in on two events
and having her prepared and ready to do four
events for nationals is our goal."
Rhonda Faehn
Florida gymnastics coach

Because of her ankle, Caquatto, who posted one of the
top all-around scores of the season, could only compete
on bars in SECs.
However, Caquatto was lively in practice this Tues-
day, her ankle almost fully healed, and she is set to return
to beam in this weekend's NCAA North Central Regional
Championships in Denver.
"Being able to have Macko in on two events and hav-
ing her prepared and ready to do four events for nationals
is our goal," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said.
After a second-place finish at SECs March 19, Faehn


Matt Tripp/ Alligator statt
Florida freshman gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto is recovering from a rolled ankle that limited her to only competing
on bars in the Southeastern Conference Championships last weekend.
admitted her team wasn't fully healthy during competi- fearing ankle pain.
tion. Even Faehn herself was under the weather that week-


Caquatto had an ankle injury, all-around star Ashan6e end, she said.
Dickerson had a stomach flu, and Marissa King was suf-


SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 20


Riggs vies for spot


By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
aberry@alligator org

For years, Will Muschamp
has fought the idea that he
doesn't use small corner-
backs, and Cody Riggs has re-
belled against the notion that
he has to be big to play well.
Listed at 5-foot-9 and 166
pounds, Riggs is part of a
three-man competition with
junior Jeremy Brown and
senior Moses Jenkins for the
starting cornerback spot op-
posite Janons Jenkins, and
Muschamp isn't letting the
sophomore's slight frame


keep him out of the picture.
"Everyone gets caught
up in size, height and things,
and I've been labeled as a guy
that loves height by people
that recruit
Against us,"
Muschamp
said Tuesday.
Football It's not about
how tall you
are. It's about
if you make plays or not.
"Sure, we'd love to have
a 6-3 corner, but is that real-
istic? How many of those are
out there? I don't see many
of them. It has nothing to do
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18


End of the dance: A new road opens


S" an, am I glad to see
you."
In my mind's
eye, Blinky is clad in blue, astride a
horse and blowing a bugle.
My partner and I speed from
Kennedy Airport, over the Tnbor-
ough Bridge and up the Major Dee-
gan to the Westchester detention
center.
We bail Domiick out, and he
gives us his version of what hap-
pened the night of the bust.


Dom and Frankie Pazzo drive to
the designated park in Westchester
to pick up the money.
Karl, the deadbeat, waits out-
side his car in the parking lot. When
Dom and Pazzo show up, he tells
them there's no money. He doesn't
have one dollar. Nada. Zip.


S Then, Karl
rants, "Now
you're going
to kill me,
aren't you?
"Aren't
Bill O'Connor you? You're
Confessions of a going to kill
me. Say it.
New York Bookie Say you're
sports@allgator org going to kll
going to kill
me."
Dom says, "What the f*** are you
talking about, kill you?
"Why did you drag us all the
way up here if we're not going to
get paid? No one's going to kill you.
We want our money."
Karl says, "Just tell me you're go-
ing to kill me. I know you're going
to kill me."
Dom says, "Shut the f*** up, No
one's going to kill you. We want to
get paid. You need a f***ng beating,


but no one's going to kill you."
Bingo. It's like he tripped an
alarm in hell.
The parking lot lights up likeYan-
kee Stadium. Hordes of Westchester
police and troopers charge out of
the woods wielding shotguns and
assault rifles.
A voice roars over a bullhorn,
"Put your hands in the air. You're
under arrest. You have the right to
remain silent."



Months later at the trial, we find
out Karl stumbled on one of life's le-
gal rackets.
He busts bookmaking opera-
tions. It's a Godsend for a compul-
sive gambler. He sends it in, and
when he wins, he collects.
When he loses, "Go f*** yourself.
SEE BILL, PAGE 20


* Florida's Alex Cercone was named the Southeastern
Conference Women's Tennis Freshman of the Week, the
league announced Wednesday. UF seniors Stephanie
Brombacher and Megan Bush were nominated for the
Lowe's Senior CLASS and Davis awards, respectively.


SThe Florida softball team's Wednesday matchup against
South Florida was canceled due to inclement weather, and
the Gators will play this weekend at Kentucky. The Gators
women's tennis team's match against Baylor was also can-
celed due to rain and will not be made up.


PI] RE1-ITS


Previous question:
Who will win the Final
Four?


Kentucky
UConn
VCU
Butler


Percent (Votes)
59% (38)
23% (15)
14% (9)
3% (2)
64 TOTAL VOTES





18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011


Seniors Bruder, Bush, Paculba selected in NPF draft


* KELSEY BRUDER WILL JOIN TIM
WALTON AND FRANCESCA ENEA ON
THE USSSA PRIDE.

By STEPHEN SHEEHAN
Alligator Writer

When their careers at Florida come to a
close, seniors Kelsey Bruder, Megan Bush and


Aja Paculba will take their talents to the Na-
tional Pro Fastpitch organization this summer
after being drafted on March 18.
All three plan on playing for their respect
tive franchises but are not eligible to sign until
the collegiate season ends.
Bruder was the top Gator chosen, as the
USSSA Pride selected her with the first pick of
the second round (fifth overall).
The senior outfielder has filled in flaw-


lessly for Francesca Enea in left field and ranks
fourth on the team in batting
� average (.412) and second in
slugging percentage (.794).
Bush, enjoying a career year
Softball with a .453 average and 16
home runs, was selected sixth
overall by the Akron Racers.
Selected 17th overall by the NPF Diamonds,
Paculba rounds out the talented trio that has


made it to the Women's College World Series
every year since they came to UF in 2008.
The second baseman ranks third in both
batting average (.414) and slugging percent-
age (.750) while committing only two errors.
The trio will join former Gator Francesca
Enea, who was taken ninth overall last year.
Enea and UF coach Tim Walton led the
Pride to its first NPF Championship last sea-
son, defeating the Chicago Bandits.


Harrison adjusting to center


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for the second starting cornerback job opposite Janoris Jenkins.


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FOOTBALL, from page 17

with that. It has to do with playmak-
ing ability, and Cody's been very
productive throughout the spring.
I'm very pleased with where he is."
Muschamp pointed to two of his
former players, Jerraud Powers and
Jonathan Wilhite, as examples of his
willingness to start smaller defen-
sive backs.
Both are listed about an inch-
and-a-half taller than Muschamp re-
membered them, but Powers played
under Muschamp at Auburn and
started 10 games for the Indianapo-
lis Colts last year.
The 5-foot-11 Wilhite, mean-
while, is currently on the New Eng-
land Patriots roster.
Hoping to add another success
story to Muschamp's list, Riggs has
sought guidance from Jenkins, who
is advising the cornerbacks while re-
covering from shoulder surgery.
"It's very heated," Riggs said.
"We're all working together for
who's the other starter opposite Jan-
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Despite the abrupt nature of the
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excited that it's finally happening."
The position requires more re-
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The Gator Substandard


Women's hoops becoming an oddity among UF sports


By MATT WATTS
Alligator Writer

Clearly dehned or not, there is a stan-
dard of excellence encompassing
Florida athletics.
When Amanda Butler was hired to re-
place Carolyn Peck as the women's basket-
ball coach in 2007, UF held the national title
in both men's : :-l . rl: :II and -... rl: :i I - the
first academic institution to do so.
"It's part of being a Gator, is that excel-
lence and being the best," Butler said.
Currently, the men's basketball, ::-..I: :II
softball, men's golf, gymnastics, lacrosse,
men's and women's swimming/diving,
men's and women's tennis, and men's track
and held are ranked nationally.
The - .. tl: il, I. I :I. I: :11 and soccer teams
were also ranked in the top 25 of their re-
spective polls at season's end. . .II-, 11. II and
soccer contended for national titles, and the
men's track team just won another national
championship.
But the women's :.:I . rl: ;: I team was not
recognized in any poll all year and has been
nationally ranked just one season during
Butler's time as coach.
"Even though we haven't crossed that
threshold quite yet, it's dehnitely going to
happen," Butler said. "We know we're go-
ing to make it happen, and that's what we're
1d .lli, on."
In all sports combined, Florida has more
Southeastern Conference titles than any oth-
er school in conference history with 198, in-
cluding 53 since 1999-2000. Florida has also
won 40 tournament titles that aren't counted
toward the official numbers.
Every women's program on campus has
at least three SEC championships - except
-. I _ rl: :,II
The Florida women's. rl .- :II team was
established right before Gerald Ford signed
Title IX into law in July of 1975. But it's also
the only Gators sport, major or minor, to
have never won a SEC championship.
Where does that put the women's basket-
ball team among sports at UF?
"Obviously it's an indication that we
have a long way to go," Butler said.
Butler cited the difficulty of the SEC as a
hindrance but remained conhdent that Flor-
ida's time is near.
"Almost every other team has compet-
ed in their respective Final Fours or what-
ever, but we haven't," Butler said. "There's
a couple things. Our league is incredibly
hard every year top to bottom. Mississippi
State's the last-place team in our league, but
it's a big freaking deal to beat them because
they're good.
"There's a climb there and a grind there
that I think is hard for people to appreciate
from the outside," Butler said. "But at the
same time, there's this excitement because
it's going to happen."



While the beginning of Butler's tenure at
Florida has had its ups and downs, people
around the program have reason to believe
she is making strides.
Junior guard and co-captain Jordan Jones
pointed to men's coach Billy Donovan's re-
cent statement that you can't win, and win
big, without first experiencing heartbreak.
"When you look at the big picture of


things, you can't experience success until
you experience failure," Jones said. "I think
it's something to build on, not just for the
rest of this season, for the rest of our careers
here."
Jones also said she isn't concerned with
the number of transfers the Gators have ex-
perienced over her time here.
"We have young players who haven't
gotten their head down this year at all,"
said Jones, who transferred to Florida af-
ter spending her freshman season at South
Carolina. "They haven't pouted about play-
ing time. The attitudes of our younger play-
ers this year are much different, specihcally,
than the ones who transferred."
Apart from lone senior Ebonie Crawford,
the entire current roster is scheduled to re-
turn for Butler's fifth season at the helm, and
Butler said she wants this group to lay the
foundation for the future.
"Twenty years from now, no matter how
many SEC Championships, national cham-
pionships, Final Four appearances that Flor-
ida has, there's going to be a frst, and that
first can never be taken away from you,"
Butler said. "The second isn't any less spe-
cial. But the frst is (what makes people ask),
'When did they get good? When did that
-, jl : .- ,, -
Jones said Butler and the Gators are on
the right path.
"You can't expect to build a program
overnight in the SEC," Jones said. "You have
Tennessee, who's been at the top for 80 years
or whatever it is.
"We want to play for her. Not just her but
this coaching staff."



UF lost eight games by six points or less,
including four by two points or less, during its
regular-season schedule this year.
Florida gave up a 16-point lead in the sec-
ond half against Georgia and a 10-point lead
with fewer than six minutes to go against Ken-
tucky. The Gators never held a lead n a two-
point loss to cellar-dweller Ole Miss and gave


up a 10-point halftime advantage at Alabama.
UF even lost to Brown, one of seven wins
for the Ivy League team, and dropped a game
at Hampton by 15 points after leading at half-
time. Florida lost eight of 10 games in a span of
a month, including a 103-97 double-overtime
loss to Vanderbilt.
It's not unreasonable to believe Florida
should have finished better than it did.
"It's a tough season where there have been
a couple losses that could have gone differ-
ent," Stewart said. "Let's say our Georgia
game, our Vandy game, our Kentucky game
- DePaul, Florida State. Even fve of those
wins, we would be ranked top-something and
people would be in here celebrating what are
we doing right and what's so great about this
program.
When asked if the blame for close losses
rests on the shoulders of the head coach, But-
ler said, "Yeah. No question."
Former Florida guard Trumae Lucas said
Butler struggles in close games.
"I feel like under pressure she kind of
cracks. I'll keep it there," Lucas said. "I feel like
she has her moments of being a good coach.
But she hasn't had that much experience as a
head coach."
Butler's only previous head coaching expe-
rience was at Charlotte for two years.
"I guess people feel like that if you played
in your past that you can just come up and
coach a D-I team to championships," Lucas
said.
But Jones disagreed with Lucas about But-
ler's coaching under pressure, saying, "I think
she loves it.
"She'll call a timeout at the end and she'll
pump us up. She'll be like this is it. I don't
think she cracks under pressure at all."
"I'm the first person to examine the deci
sons that we made," Butler said. "There's
a million different things that you question
yourself about, and you try to get better at it."
Sitting at 14-13 after losing its fourth game
in a row, Florida strung together three straight
wins to close out its regular-season schedule.
Two of those games were contested until
the final minutes, helping erase memories of


Saj Guevara/ Alligator
Florida coach Amanda Butler walks off the floor following a 61-59 loss to Ole Miss on
Feb. 3. The Gators lost nine games by six points or fewer this season.


the tough losses earlier in the year. Florida
then won two straight to start the WNIT, and
Butler talked about how the Gators were play-
ing their best -:: I .rl: :ll and how much her
young team progressed.
Next up was a third-round game against
Charlotte, Butler's former team. Florida had
never lost to Charlotte in fve previous meet-
ings.
In a rematch of the Preseason WNIT, But-
ler and the Gators traveled to North Carolina,
where Florida squandered a 17-point lead in
the second half.
Charlotte won 81-77 in overtime, ending an
up-and-down season for the Gators.



In April 2007, when Butler signed a six-
year contract worth $1.2 million in base salary
plus incentives, UF athletics director Jeremy
Foley said he sought a coach in the mold of
Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer.
Butler, a fery 5-foot-8 former Gators point
guard and assistant coach, took over a program
that won just nine games the year before.
"The University of Florida has enjoyed a lot
of success with young, talented coaches and
those were the characteristics we were looking
for in the person to lead our women's basket-
ball program. We found that person in Aman-
da Butler," Foley said in a 2007 press release.
And Butler herself wasn't shy about her
goals for the program.
"We're going to open up the Lady Gator
women's history book, and we're going to
write new chapters," she said during her n-
augural press conference. "That is certainly
something we aspire to do. That's something
we will do."
The Gators went on a run of seven straight
NCAA Tournament berths from 1993-1999 and
made trips to the Big Dance in 2000 and 2002
under former coach Carol Ross. They returned
in 2004 and 2006 under Peck.
Butler was the point guard for Florida's
first-ever NCAA Tournament team and an
assistant when the Gators went to their only
Final Four in 1997-98.
In 2006-07, when Peck was fired after a sea-
son featuring 22 losses, including 13 straight,
she left behind a roster with three proven
players in Sha Brooks, Marshae Dotson and
Depree Bowden.
When the three were seniors in 2008-09,
Brooks and Dotson finished among the top-
seven scorers in the SEC. The trio helped guide
Florida to its first NCAA berth since 2006. UF
was knocked out in the second round by even-
tual-champion Connecticut and hasn't been to
the tourney since.
The Gators finished 15-17 last season, 20-15
this season, and have gone to three WNITs in
four years under Butler.
"I think we've not completely rewrit-
ten (the history books)," Butler said recently.
"We've certainly had some good seasons and
we've made tremendous strides. But that's not
what we're shooting for."
Through a UF spokeswoman, Associate
Athletic Director Lynda Tealer declined an
interview request to assess Butler's perfor-
mance.
"We want to win championships. We want
to be the best in the .:. h.v , " Butler said.
"We've still got that to accomplish."
While it may not be the one Butler envi-
sioned on that day in 2007 when she was brim-
ming with confidence, she believes a suitable
ending is still possible.
"I didn't have a timeline. I just wanted us
to try and get better every day, and I think
that we've done that," Butler said. "I think
that we've recruited kids that are putting us
in position to do what we think we're capable
of doing. It's a process, and we're in the midst
of it."






20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011


Late-season injuries not an


unusual obstacle for Gators


GYM NASTICS, from page 17

But with a week off from competi-
tion and the regional meet in sight,
Faehn said the team is looking much
better - and much healthier.
Dickerson said she is feeling a lot
better, Caquatto's ankle is mended and
King will be able to perform the double
layout in her floor routine.
Faehn admitted a long season with
a hefty load of competitions makes the
tall end of the year difficult for the gym-
nasts both physically and mentally.
Caquatto was used to performing in
elite gymnastics, where she had about
five competitions a year. She said com-
peting almost every weekend has been
a big change and an even bigger chal-
lenge.
"Taking all the hard landings, it does
take a toll on your '_. ..] "she said. "By
this time of the season, everyone's just
like,'We've got to make it through.'"


Because of the fatigue, Faehn said,
the coaching staff also has to be espe-
cially careful regarding its training de-
cisions at this point of the season.
"If they don't train, they're not able
to get the numbers in," Faehn said. "If
they're not able to get the reps in, then
they lose confidence.
"They still have to be able to do it,
but we have to be smart also combining
short training days with mental imag-
ery and really focusing on the mental
aspect of it as well."
But Faehn made it clear this occurs
every single year across the board in
gymnastics, no matter which team it is
or how many gymnasts are dinged up
heading into the postseason.
E .', I 1:- .1 is in the same boat," she
said. "It's those athletes that are strong
enough mentally and physically to be
able to push through this hard time
that are the ones who are going to be
the most successful."


Matt Tripp/ Alligator statt
Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn, right, said she and her assistant coaches have to
be especially careful in making their personnel decisions given how dinged up her squad is.


BILL, from page 17


I'm not paying."
Then, off he trots to the D.A.
Karl's a real citizen.


Now, Karl's soliloquy makes sense.
"You're going to kill me. Aren't you?"
IfDom was packing a piece, he and Frankie
would be facing attempted murder charges
now. The Senate-seeking D.A. would have
more fodder to feed the Westchester papers.
This cheese-eater, Karl, was a gambler
who came up short. Rather than work out a
payment plan, he ran to John Law with this
scheme.
Nice racket. This rat picks up about
$20-large per week until he loses.
After he loses, Karl baits and provokes
whoever collects. Although this "to catch a


thief" method of law enforcement works, I
doubt its standard procedure. Only an ambi-
hous D.A. would put it in play.
Ironically, years later, the D.A.'s Senate
plans are squashed because of her husband's
ties to organized crime.



The tab on Dom and Pazzo's legal fees
comes to $120-large, which we split $40,000
each. We are also out the $50,000 this weasel
beat us for before the arrest, plus the $40,000
he lost and refused to pay.
This economic disaster, combined with our
near pinch and a new mayoral election in New
York, convinces us it's the time to bequeath
bookmaing back to the gangsters.
When we started five years ago, David Din-
kins was mayor of New York. Dinkins played
tennis and mopped his brow frequently at
press conferences but couldn't find shit on the
bottom of his shoe.


New York's new Mayor, Rudy Giulian, a
former D.A., made his reputation as a crime
buster. He vows to break the back of orga-
nized crime. His re-election depends on it.
So, I change identities. I go from "Guido
the gangster" to "back-of-the-lne Fred."
No longer strutting, I melt into the huddled
masses.



In five years of bookmaking, I never ad-
dressed my gambling problem.
I used bookmaking to stop losing, not to
stop gambling. The more I won, the more juice
I needed.
Half a decade of fear and futility convinces
me that bookmaking belongs in my rearview
mirror. I'll drive in a new direction.
The road ahead will be anything but
smooth. I'll carry all my old friends: alcohol-
ism, drugs, gambling and manic depression.
Then, an unexpected hitchhiker comes


along to add more confusion to the tempest.



My mania's optimistic. Despite being laid,
re-laid and parlayed, I'm down but not dis-
gusted.
Slippery slopes are one thing, but I was
halfway over Niagara Falls.
I'm not in jail.
My sickness stares at the sunny road ahead
and spurs a scheme.
Maybe I don't have to give up my lifestyle.
Maybe I can give up bookmaking, yet still
make piles of money.
Oddly enough, lightning strikes.
I have a brainstorm.
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 highly irreverent and acerbic
O'Connor performs free standup in various loca-
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the independent florida the Avenue P Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 56 We Inform. You Decide. Complex to boot residents The Bartram needs repairs By MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Writer The Bartram was Marissa Gainsburg's home, her personal resort. She thought she'd live there until graduation, but now she and the other 500 residents are scrambling to find somewhere else to live. Gainsburg, a journalism junior at UF, doesn't want to move, but she doesn't have a choice. The Bartram told its residents Monday that leases would not be renewed, and many of them are set to end Aug. 31. The complex, which is home to many UF graduate and law students, needs repairs to the roof and the outsides of buildings because they were not built properly, and management doesn't want to do the repairs with people in the buildings. "I'm really frustrated, but more than anything I'm sad. I don't want to leave The Bartram." Marissa Gainsburg resident at The Bartram "We're still in a state of disbelief," Gainsburg said. "I'm really frustrated, but more than anything I'm sad. I don't want to leave The Bartram." The news comes as a byproduct of a lawsuit The Bartram filed against the construction company that built the complex. The apartment management has decided it will not wait until the lawsuit is finished to start repairs, but is not known when construction will start or end. Gainsburg said she wishes she was warned earlier in the semester to sign a lease elsewhere. But she said there are other people in a worse situation, including students who work in the management office. "You have to look at it this way: These people are out of a job now," she said. "There are famiSEE APARTMENT, PAGE 4 THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 Cellphones may be a health risk By CLAIRE MILLER Alligator Contributing Writer A device that connects the world could in fact be damaging to our health. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health reported that low levels of radiation emitted from cellphones are shown to affect the brain. The research, published in The Journal of American Medical Association, demonstrated that weak radio-frequency signals from cellphones can alter brain activity. PubliC It shows a 7 percent increase of brain activity, Health nearest to where the phone antenna is located. However, researchers still are uncertain if the effects are harmful. Professor Emeritus of neuroscience Christiana Leonard said it's difficult to imagine what the shortand long-term effects are. "The report is cause for concern, given the industry's repeated assurances that there are no effects," Leonard said. She suggests animal studies should be used to investigate whether permanent tissue characteristics can be seen after long-term use and whether the two are proportional. STATE Chestnut sponsors gay rights legislation By MORGAN WATKINS Alligator Writer When talk turns to discrimination, state Rep. Charles Chestnut 1V is following Gainesville's lead. The Democratic representative from Gainesville has announced his plans to co-sponsor a bill that would establish a statewide anti-discrimination policy in which people could not be mistreated based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Gainesville passed a similar city ordinance in 2009 that included transgender people among those protected from discrimination in employment, housing and other arenas. "In the city of Gainesville, I'm protected," said Mallory Wells, public policy director for Equality Florida, a state advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. "I'm lucky that I live in Gainesville, but I shouldn't have to be lucky. I should be protected always. Equality Florida helped draft the legislation, whichis called the 4 Florida Competitive Workforce Act, Wells said. In the Florida House Chestnut of Representatives, it is known as House Bill 361 and is in the Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee. In the state Senate, it is called SEE CHESTNUT, PAGE 4 New Jersey bakery blows top, covers cars and buildings in flour ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -People might Some people thought there was an exhave thought they were part of a recipe plosion as flour filled the air and coated when a northern New Jersey bakery blew several adjacent buildings. its top and shot a cloud of flour over cars A spokesman for La Esperanza Bakery and buildings. told The Record newspaper that it lost Acting Englewood Fire Chief Gerald probably less than 10 bags of flour from Marion says a pipe became loose at the the 20,000 pounds that were being delivtop of the La Esperanza Bakery silo as ered. flour was being pumped into the building The pipe has been resealed. on Tuesday. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 THE AVENUE 8 CLASSIFIEDS 12 Thunder storms CROSSWORD 15 72/50 SPORTS 17 visit www.alligator.org Jordan Streetzel / Alligator Kloster-phobia Author Chuck Klosterman responds to questions from the audience in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom on Wednesday night. Klosterman is a noted pop-culture writer. He has written for Spin, Esquire and GQ and is the author of "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and "Eating the Dinosaur." Amanda Butler (right) came to UF hoping to establish the Gators as a national powerhouse, but she has yet to lead the women's basketball program to that level in four years. See Story, Page 17.

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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 News Today Campus Earth Day Celebration Friday, 11:30 a.m. Plaza of the Americas Come hear UF President Bernie Machen's annual State of Sustainability address as well as the presentation of the Sustainable Solutions Awards. Learn more about sustainability on campus. For more information, please visit www. sustainable.ufl.edu/ EarthDay. Dance Marathon 2011 Saturday, 11:30 a.m. Stephen C. O'Connell Center Dance Marathon is finally here. Eight hundred dancers will stay awake and on their feet for 26.2 hours to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's Hospital. The event concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. with the closing ceremony. For more information, visit floridadm.org. Upstart Saturday, 1 p.m. Reitz Union Auditorium Instructors from the New York Film Academy will be visiting UF for a free fivehour workshop. The event is open to all levels of experience. Learn about the filmmaking process from these top professionals. Fick CD Release Show Saturday, 10 p.m. 1982 Bar SMARTPHONE CENTERS We buy iPhones and cell phones Get Cash Today! BloodDrive Ends Thursday M rch 31 University o1 Florida Campus LIFEsouh CommunityBloodCenters TODAY THUNDER STORMS 72/50 FRIDAY SUNNY 79/56 Local band Fick will be releasing their new EP, Futureshock, at 1982. They will be joined by Eight Track Automatic, Far Away Planes and Black Box Jungle. $6 cover charge, $8 for under 21. African Student Union Showcase Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ReitzUnionGrandBallroom It is free and open to the public. This event showcases African culture from various regions of the continent. There will be a fashion show, dancing, storytelling, free African food and much more. University Gospel Choir Spring Gospel Extravaganza Concert Sunday, 7:30 p.m. University Auditorium Join the University Gospel Choir for the Annual Spring Gospel Extravaganza. There will be special guests such as the UCF Gospel Choir, the 13th Disciple and many more. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 11 OPENING AUGU S T 2011! For more information and to schedule a tour: continuum@housing.ufl.edu I 352.327.3040 I www.housing.ufl.edu/continuum III 1i i 425 WEST UNIVERSITY AVE rj 77

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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 Radiation clears local iodide stock By NATALIE TEER Alligator Contributing Writer Although Gainesville is 3,000 miles away from the west coast, where radiation is expected to first make landfall in the continental U.S., local health food stores are sold out of potassium iodide. Health officials say if radiation were to reach the U.S., people should consume this product to protect their thyroids from radiation. Radioactive iodine may be released into the air after a radiological or nuclear disaster. The thyroid gland cannot tell the difference between stable and radioactive iodine and will absorb either. If someone takes potassium iodide, his or her thyroid gland will become full of stable iodine. This blocks the radioactive iodine from entering the thyroid but only lasts for 24 hours before another dose needs to be taken. Sunflower Health Foods, 87 SW 34th St., has just started replenishing its potassium iodide stock. "When the tsunami first hit, we were NatOIeta wiped clean, and so were our distributors," News said Rich Alexander, a Sunflower employee. Alexander's customers aren't buying the product for themselves. Many are sending it to their family and friends in California. "I had one woman come in, put her hand behind the bottles and rake all of them into her shopping basket," he said. Alexander said the woman has family members living on the west coast who haven't been able to find potassium iodide in any form. Mother Earth Market, located at 521 NW 13th St. and 1237 NW 76th Blvd., has been sold out of the product for two weeks. The location on 13th Street has a shelf full of special orders that are being held in the back for specific customers. The supplement specialist at the location on 76th Street said her shelves were empty as well, even though she had just received a shipment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans not to begin ingesting potassium iodide unless instructed to do so by emergency management officials or public health officials. The complex has about 500 residents APARTMENTS,from page 1 lies that live at the Bartram who have little kids who now have to find another place, too." Apartment management could not confirm whether any Bartram employees will lose their jobs. Jonathan Rodriguez doesn't know where he and his dogs will go. Many people who lived at The Bartram were dog lovers, said Rodriguez, a biology sophomore at UF. There is a dog park at the complex where his dogs, Farah and Aaralyn, could run around. He said he is upset with the corporate management. "How do you build a place and not check if it's up to regulation?" he said. Rodriguez and his sister renewed their lease earlier in the year. It expires in January, and the apartment management promised to make accommodations for them and any other resident whose lease expires after the summer. "Hopefully that means they'll find us an apartment," he said. Gainsburg is on a waiting list for the nearby Wildflower Apartments, but she said she probably won't find as nice of a place for the same $620 monthly rent. She said her rent was a great deal for the features it included, like granite countertops, a tranquility garden and a 24-hour gym. "It's too good to be true," she said. "Of course there's a problem." -77 A I The Bartram apartment complex, located at 2337 SW Archer Rd., on Wednesday afternoon. The complex has stopped renewing leases to empty the buildings for roof repairs. More prison privatization in Florida Senate budget THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE -State prisons in an 18-county area of South Florida would be turned over to private companies under the state Senate's proposed budget bill -if the companies want them. That's the rub, Sen. Mike Fasano said Tuesday. The New Port Richey Republican, who chairs a subcommittee overseeing prison spending, said a major prison company has told him that it doesn't intend to bid. "They told me it's too costly to take over the existing prisons," prison budget without the privatisome situations, sometimes not." said Fasano, who is now locked in zation element, but Alexander uniSix Florida prisons are currenta high-states dispute over the issue laterally added it to the proposed ly operated by three private comwith Budget Committee Chairman $69.8 billion panies. JD Alexander. The budget propos4 spending bill as "I don't believe that private is al awaits final approval in Alexana cost-cutting always better than public," Alexder's committee. measure before ander said, but he added that havFasano is philosophically opit was published ing both would provide a good posed to privatizing public safety Monday. measuring stick. He expects to cut services but said he's also worried C e rt a in1 y spending by at least 7 percent at companies will "cherry pick" the it's saving subeach prison that is privatized. best and newest prisons and leave Fasano stantial sums of Alexander, R-Lake Wales, said older ones that cost more to mainmoney and in many cases is very he chose South Florida because it tain and operate in the public secsuccessful, other cases less so," Alhas more large population centers tor. exander said. "Private folks have that can better handle disruptions Fasano's panel proposed a shown the ability to adapt better in in employment. Prisons in rural areas often are the major employer in their communities. Fasano said he will try to get the privatization provision pulled out of the appropriations bill when the Budget Committee considers it Thursday, but it'll be difficult to oppose the chairman. "Whether I have the votes or not I don't know," Fasano said. "I have to at least stay consistent with my beliefs." The prison privatization plan isn't part of a proposed House budget that will be heard in committee on Wednesday. There are 55 local policies in Florida prohibiting sexual discrimination CHESTNUT, from page 1 Senate Bill 346 and is in the Judiciary Committee. The House version of the bill is authored by state Rep. Scott Randolph, a Democrat from Orlando, while the Senate version is by state Sen. Nan Rich, a Democrat from Weston. The bill isn't a new idea for Floridians. Fifty-five local policies have been passed in the state prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, including Gainesville, according to Equality Florida's "Winning Equality" pamphlet about the organization and its goals. "Most people tell you it's a really common-sense piece of legislation, and individual legislators do have concerns but we're not seeing widespread opposition to it," Wells said. Most of legislators' concerns are economic rather than religious, she said. Kenneth Kidd, an associate professor in the News UF English department with expertise in lesbian and gay studies, said in an email interview that the bill should find support among Democrats and representatives from urban areas such as Orlando and Miami. He is unsure how much opposition it will face. Much of it depends on how the bill is perceived by legislators and the public. "In the past, even anti-discrimination legislation has been misrepresented as 'special interest' or 'gay advocacy' rather than an attempt to ensure that LGBTQ citizens can't be fired for being gay. so I'm always cautious," he said. Kidd said he hopes lawmakers understand that they have an obligation to democracy and to equal and fair treatment of citizens when considering anti-discrimination bills. Chestnut could not be reached for comment as he was in legislative session.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Pop culture writer Klosterman speaks to students About 100 attended the event on campus By KAT BEIN Alligator Staff Writer Chuck Klosterman is not the average public speaker. Once when giving a book reading, his fans came to the event early. Instead of drinking coffee while they waited, they dropped acid. "I guess I'm not a literary author," he said. "I bet this wouldn't happen to Salman Rushdie." He treated the 100 in attendance to a candid and open discussion about everything from internships with Charlie Sheen to reality versus "realness" to how fun it is to be a journalist. Though Klosterman has written for publications such as Spin, Esquire and GQ, he's most famous for his books, such as "Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs" and "Eating the Dinosaur," where he writes about popular culture, music, film, sports and the general "soundtrack to being alive." Klosterman Klosterman began his presentation by treating the audience to a live reading of something he just wrote about reality and how one's perception of it is affected. In the piece, he argued that commercials are actually a good thing while watching sports on television, used Ricky Gervais' insulting Golden Globe jokes as a means to discuss differing levels of reality and perception, and joked about consumers' irrational beliefs that they have a personal effect on televised games they watch at home based on whether they stand up to cheer. After the reading, he took questions from the audience and spoke about his thoughts on the new Radiohead album, Bill Simmons of ESPN and Snooki selling pistachios. "It doesn't really bother me at all," he said. "I mean, can Snooki sell out?" Justin Plemmons, 20, said he liked what Klosterman had to say, though it wasn't what he expected. "I thought a lot more than I thought I would," he said. "He doesn't think like a 38 year old .I think he'd be annoying to his kids." Klosterman was paid $10,000 for his appearance. African Student Union to host annual showcase Saturday 0 THE EVENT STARTS AT 7:30 P.M. By COURTNEY STEINBERG Alligator Contributing Writer The African Student Union will host the 39th annual showcase Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The evening will feature a variety of performances, including African dancers, a play, storytellers, a fashion show and a choir. This year, the show will feature live music and spotlight local Africans who have made a difference in their communities. "The songs they play are songs that most of our parents listened to when they were growing up, so I want to see how people react," said ASU President Hanns Frimpong. The ASU will provide free, authentic African food. Audience members also can win prizes if they correctly answer On trivia questions about African C4afl i& countries. Two former ASU presidents, Rilwan Ajayi and African artist Conphidance, will co-host the event. Because the show is on campus for the first time in its history, Ajayi said it will impact students more this year. "I'm excited for the Student Body to get a dose of a mini world tour of the continent of Africa," he said. "People need to know that there's more to the country of Africa than just what people see on TV." UFStudentsj on/y $4, Melody of Rhythm with Be1a Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Three of the most limitless creators and composers in musical history share an unprecedented array of projects and pairings that touch on every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world. Sponsored by DHARMAM.11f&s LMR University of Florida Performing Arts is sponsored in part by University of Florida Student Government. Tickets are available at the Phillips Center Box Office in person, or by calling (352) 392-2787. Tickets also available at all Ticketmaster outlets, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Stressed? Assess your workload, prioritize, follow through and reward yourself. GatorWell Health Promotion Services 273-4450 gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu Gerard donated in his mother's name. His gift provided shelter for the Tyler family after a fire. Support the Red Cross and save a life, starting with your own. Call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org +American Red Cross The Alligator has sales intern positions available for the Summer and Fall semesters. You will receive classroom training, firsthand sales experience, and an opportunity to improve your communication skills. You must currently be enrolled in classes to apply. This resume builder offers a flexible schedule with a minimum of 10 hours per week. allg ato"" 'r Or-

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 Young Gun Rubio returns to spotlight, demands reforms R emember Marco Rubio? For a rising Republican star, he has kept quiet since arriving in Washington -until this week. After writing an op-ed for Wednesday's issue of the Wall Street Journal, he's come out with guns blazing on raising the national debt ceiling. Rubio says his vote is contingent on the government's efforts to tackle larger issues, such as long-term debt and the reformation of Medicare and Social Security. Considering the nation may hit the ceiling within the next month, his demands seem unreasonable. But, of course, that's why his base backed him. He may have GOP support, but Rubio is no moderate out to play nice. We respect the will to stand for what he believes, but we would like to know what he would change that wouldn't lose him his job. Changing Medicare is likely to spell political suicide for the Florida senator. He may even tick off seniors in the short term: If the debt tops out without rising the ceiling, Social Security and Medicare checks could be coming in the mail later than planned. We also question Rubio's priorities. As of now, we could use a temporary solution as we cope with the larger and underlying issues at hand one at a time. Rubio's biting off more than he can chew, but we'll give him some credit for trying to make Congress address entitlement funds, a topic that it's been dodging for years. All in due time. Supersize Lawsuit In case you haven't heard, our favorite obnoxiously large supermarket chain is pleading its case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as it tries to avoid the largest job bias class action lawsuit ever. We don't know yet if Walmart actually will go to trial over claims of sexism on the job, but we do know the court is split along gender and there are an incredible number of variables to keep in mind when considering a lawsuit with some 1.6 million people involved. We hate to say it, but Justice Antonin Scalia made a point Wednesday when he pointed out that Walmart can't be held accountable for the actions of rogue managers who refused to promote women. Is the problem rooted in corporate culture or in individual mindsets? Can a company be held liable for the way some of it employees act? The women's attorney brought up another question -this time about the company's perception of women as less aggressive in their jobs. According to the attorney, this idea led to fewer women being given management positions, but we're skeptical the corporate training was the only reason. A plethora of obstacles exist when moving up with an organization, and to place the blame for a disparity in the ratio of men to women squarely on the company's shoulders seems a little ridiculous. We're aware sexism is alive and well, but the women's attorney will have to present better evidence to convince us of Walmart's wrongdoing. a ll e independent ftorida al gao 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 wiii be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, styie and iibei Send letters to ietters@aiiigatororg, bring them to 1105W University Ay or send them to P0 Box 14257, Gainesvi Iie, FL 32604-2257ooiumns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Oaii 376-4458 Opinions Today's question: Are you Wednesday's question: Do you religious? support U.S. action in Libya after Obarma's Monday night speech? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion )o 40q MI NO G IV C U~c, ME G )\JiI L m p\e CS -NDW L t 0 Scott for cronies, not average Floridian seem to be in fair company with writing this article, as a recent poll showed that Gov. Rick Scott has an approval rating of just 32 percent. On an assortment of issues from education funding to reductions in state workers' salaries, the governor simply is in the wrong. With everyone from janitors to judges receiving pay cuts, the governor decided that 10 new department heads warranted pay raises of $20,000, from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to the Department of Health. All the while, these departments face position cuts of 115 and 880, respectively. It appears the only people Scott talked about who will do more with less will be the teachers because he and the state legislature worked in collusion to pass the merit-pay plan last week. The merit-pay plan is flawed and simply will reward teachers for teaching in areas with students of higher socioeconomic status and punish those who teach students of lower socioeconomic standings. The nonpartisan Urban Institute concluded the positive effects of merit pay are short-lived. "By and large, the school districts we examined did not succeed at implementing lasting, effective, monetary or non-monetary incentive plans." However, the study did conclude that an increase in divisiveness and decrease in morale harmed the teachers significantly. Even in the private sector, the trend has gone from meritbased pay earlier in the decade to a set salary schedule. Another interesting item Scott is pushing for is mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients and random drug tests on state employees. Although these plans sound great on paper, the governor has not explained who is going to pay for the drug testing of state employees. (However, cabinet members and the state legislature are exempt!) The federal government outlines that the need for random drug testing is necessary only in cases where public safety is the No. 1 priority, such as for drivers. The state already had some trouble for a legislation that was struck down in Chad Mohammed 2004. With regards to the testing letters@alligator org of welfare recipients, a Michigan court ruled that testing an individual without reason for suspicion violates the Fourth Amendment. It's noteworthy that Scott recently had shares in an urgent care company he founded named Solantic. One of Solantic's specialties is drug testing, and the governor's motion to remove a conflict of interest was to transfer his shares to his wife. However, the most interesting part of this entire situation has to be that while Rick Scott is pushing for drug testing welfare recipients, he failed to create a prescription-drug monitoring program that private companies donated to fund, citing it was an intrusion on privacy. The reality is the prescription abuse in Florida is incomparable to any other state, as doctors in Florida prescribe 10 times more oxycodone pills than every other state in the country combined, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. However, maybe it's how Scott plans to create tourism jobs, because people from as far away as Tennessee and Texas flock to the state to purchase pills. It's quite troubling to see that Scott claims to be a man of the people and supportive of smaller government when all visible so far are kickbacks for his cronies borne on the backs of students, teachers and the working man. Chad Mohammed is a second-year chemical engineering major. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 Rebecca Black is on her way to be the worst pop singer in history By now, everyone and their mothers have heard of Rebecca Black. She exploded onto the internet two weeks ago with her song "Friday" and its accompanying video. Many have already dubbed it the worst pop song of all time and for good reason. Black's voice sounds like a demon straight out of auto-tune hell. The lyrics include such poetic gems as, "Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today is Friday, Friday," and the video seems like a cheesy parody of itself. Black's breakout success represents everything that is wrong with the modern recording industry. Oh, and don't forget the awkwardly placed rap portion in the middle with a guy talking about swerving around school buses. Who is this guy, and isn't he a bit old to be going to parties with 13-year-olds? He has a moustache. The song's become a viral car crash -awful to listen to but impossible to turn away from. It's garnered 61 million views (and counting) on YouTube, 37,000 downloads on iTunes and has already been covered by the Jonas Brothers. It's also baffled the music media, leaving some to wonder if it was all actually some kind of Borat-esque joke criticizing the recording industry itself. Rolling Stone called it "an unintentional parody of modern pop," while Time magazine deemed it "a whole new level of bad." Other criticisms weren't so polite -one YouTube comment urged Black to "go cut yourself and die." Ouch, that's painful to hear. Then again, though, so is the song. Black has taken a lot of criticism from, well, practically Jarrod Barry everybody over the song, and while UWi re some of it might be deserved, a lot of it seems misdirected. For instance, she didn't write the song. In fact, she had very little to do with its final outcome at all. Most of that is the result of Ark Music Factory, a record label of sorts, which Black's mother paid $2,000 in exchange for the recording and video of one of two songs. Black chose "Friday" because, as she told The Daily Beast, "The other song was about adult love -I haven't experienced that yet." She talked about the background of the song on "Good Morning America," where, far from the anti-Christ of music some have pinned her as, she actually comes off as a sweet kid only in a little over her head. When one critic complained, "I hate her voice. It's going to be stuck in my head forever," Black responded with a childish grin. "Well, I think that's an accomplishment, you know?" she said. "Even if someone doesn't like it, it's still stuck in their head. That's the point of it, a catchy song." If anyone deserves criticism for this whole debacle, it's Black's mother and the producers. Anyone who would pay $2,000 for her daughter to have a record deal should have her head checked. And any songwriter who would write a song about whether to sit in the front or backseat should have his or her fingers chopped off to protect the world from anymore aural assaults. Black has learned a few important lessons from her 15 minutes of fame -lessons all of us in our look-at-me culture would be wise to heed. For one, when out for the public to see, expect some amount of criticism in return. This is especially true in the world of music, in which people's tastes and views are as personal as religion. That's part of the reason for the ferociousness of the backlash. Music is an intimate thing for many people. Right or wrong, they take music this bad as a personal insult. For them, "Friday" sums up everything wrong with today's music industry in a single, four-minute sample. An even broader lesson, though, is this -when we seek out fame, sometimes we find it, but not for the reasons we want. It's a lesson many reality TV stars have learned the hard way: It's easier to become famous for something bad than something good. In the quest for stardom, overnight popularity is more often found with infamy than dignity. Luckily for Black, the Internet has the attention span of a hyperactive 12-year-old on a sugar high. Things are forgotten as quickly as they blow up, so Black will fade away pretty soon, which is probably best if she ever wants to be a serious singer. Maybe she can try again in a few years, this time with decent producers and a song that doesn't involve singing the days of the week. Until then, she should probably just laugh along with the crowd. After all, there's a certain amount of pride in having sung one of the worst pop songs ever. The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia U. via UWIRE The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc. Publisher of 0the independent florida alligator and I ator.w announces the opening for the position of GRADUATE STUDENT With experience in Journalism (as an unpaid member) of the Board of Directors The application for this position is available at the reception desk at the entrance of the first floor of The Alligator Building at 1105 W. University Avenue, each weekday between 1:00 and 4:00pm from now until April 5. Part of the application consists of short essays in answer to specific questions. Applicants should pick up applications far enough in advance to allow enough time to complete them by the deadline of 4:00pm by April 6. More information is available for an applicant's mandatory reading at the time an application is picked up. Applicants should allow themselves 10 to 15 minutes of reading time when picking up an application. The application must be returned to the same office before 4:00pm April 6. This is an absolute deadline. All returned applications will be copied and available to be read at The Alligator building prior to the selection meeting. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at The Alligator offices in a meeting open to the public, Friday, April 15 beginning at 2:00pm. Applicants must be present to be considered. Applicants must be currently enrolled, degree-seeking college or university students. Board of Directors applicants cannot be current or recent past employees or trainees of Campus Communications, Inc. Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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theAvenue thursday, march 31, 2011 give 'you' a break 0 To make yourself, don't break yourself: Although many may be tempted to beat themselves up after they believe they've failed at something, a new study indicates that showing yourself a little love after experiencing a supposed personal failure could be more beneficial in the long run. (Above) Will Love, 21 and a sophomore sports management major at Santa Fe College, poses for a picture. Study: Self-compassion could By SHELBY WEBB "The students who scored higher in self-comavenue contributing writer passion weren't so derailed by the experience," said Dr. Kristin Neff, who authored the study. What do you do when you fail a midterm? "When you're really stressed you tend to be harshSome say they criticize themselves for mistakes er on yourself out of habit, when you should actuthey made, and some say they were lazy. But new ally be kindest to yourself during those stressful research is leading psychiatrists to urge people situations," she said. to practice a new wave of thinking: self-compasNeff, who is also an assistant professor at the sion. University of Texas, believes low self-compassion Self-compassion is the ability to be kind to can also hinder one's academic career because and understanding of oneself, even in the face of personal failure. When people accept the reality that they are human and couple that with selfsympathy and kindness, they have high levels of self-compassion. According to new research, self-compassion isn't just a feel-good exercise. People who score high in this trait are less depressed and anxious, and they may be better at achieving goals like kicking a bad habit or acing a test. Having high self-compassion can also help one cope with stress more effectively. One study, "Selfcompassion, Achievement Goals, and Copingwith Academic Failure," analyzed how students at the University of Texas dealt with disappointment after they failed their midterm exams. it coincides with a heightened fear of failure. "You're not going to take that interesting course if you think you're going to fail, or maybe you'll put off studyingtill the last minute so you'll have an excuseforfailing," Neff said. "It can be really damaging in terms of academic motivation if you really don't give yourself the support you need to take risks in learning." Thinking positively can also help students ease another serious problem of procrastination, said Tina Long, a health promotion specialist at GatorWell. "Procrastination for most students is not necboost grades essarily [stressful] because they're short on time," Long said. "It's because it's such a dauntingtask, and we talked ourselves into studying or working by being horrible to ourselves." Instead of beating yourself up after a slip-up, Long advises doing something enjoyable and rejuvenating. "Then figure out how you can plan differently and stick to that plan so hopefully you'll do better the next time," Longsaid. Despite this advice, some students believe self-criticism is the only way to learn from mistakes. "When I fail I usually beat myself up because I probably didn't study the right way or didn't work hard enough," said Justin Zacharias, a 20-yearold UF student. Although he believes he'd be less stressed if he stopped criticizing himself after making mistakes, Zacharias said he believes his performance would suffer "It can't be that important to you if you're not beating yourself up over it," he said. If you want to learn more about self-compassion or test your self-compassion levels, visit http://self-compassion.org. PG 9: If you've had it with dropped calls and poor cellphone reception, you're probably not the only one. Read about a recent report that shows cellphone reception is getting worse. Also, if you think TV's gone down the tube since the '90s, think again: Nickelodeon announced it's bringing back old programs like "All That" and "Rugrats." PG 10: See how you can get a taste of not only a good drink at local downtown bars but also a taste of local culture. PG 11: Learn about tai chi chuan the last installment of the Avenue's Gainesville Meditation Center Guide. *Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning with Fifth Avenue. *Learn about the new website http://worthlessgators.com. *Get ready to laugh: Local comedy troupe Ugly Step Children makes its debut this week. LISTEN: "Friday" by Rebecca Black If you don't want to spend 99 cents downloading it, check it out on YouTube. Trust us: It's too funny not to listen to. SEE: Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal stars in this action thriller as a decorated soldier given the opportunity to change the past. He goes back in time again and again to find the bomber of a Chicago train in eight minutes. WATCH: "Chaos" series premiere, 8 p.m. Friday on CBS Looking for a new program? Try "Chaos," a show about CIA agent spies defying the tight ropes of government control. "Rush Hour" Producer Brett Ratner directed the pilot, meaning the comedic drama is sure to be a hit. GO: Dance Marathon, 11:20 a.m. Saturday to 2:12 p.m. Sunday Come watch hundreds of dancers stay standing for the Children's Miracle Network in the O'Connell Center this weekend. Stop by to get inspired, see the events or donate to the cause. by LAUREN GOLD

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thursday, march 31, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 9 technology New report shows cellphone reception getting worse By BRITTANY BRAVE avenue writer Hello, can you hear me now? If there's a roof, four walls and a floor nearby, you probably can't. After reaching its peak performance between 2003 and 2009, the quality of cellphone reception has worsened within the last six months, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The culprit is an increase in indoor calls and cellphone traffic, said Kirk Parsons, senior director of wireless services with J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information firm. The report, called "The 2000 Wireless Quote Quality Performance Study Line One," covered 27 U.S. regions and recorded cell phone quality based on the frequency of problem incidents for every 100 calls. Accordingto a New York Times article, Washington, D.C., was ranked the most problematic with 18 incidents for every 100 calls made. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati were about three times better with the best performance in the nation. Florida cities, such as Tampa and Miami, scored eight and 14 respectively, Parsons said. People are changing calling patterns and communicating more regularly, and that increase has reduced the likelihood of clear reception, Parsons said. With applications and text messaging, consumers are playing with new data in different places, he added. Florida, in particular, is prone to the "Leaves Effect," where the increase of plant and leaf growth interferes with cellphone reception. It's also prone to the "Usage Effect," where cellphone activity reaches an all-time high due to things like weather extremities, causing reception to suffer. The more problems people experience, the less happy they are, Parsons said. "And the more likely they are to spend less money and switch their carriers," he added. As AT&T and T-Mobile prepare to join forces, Parsons said time will decide how successful the merger is. The union will require a lot of engineering, and how customers will be affected could depend on how well the companies integrate their software and technology. Stacey Harth, spokeswoman for AT&T, said the merger could benefit customers by providing them with enhanced and extended coverage. Before, AT&T covered 80 percent of U.S. cellphones, Harth said. Its convergence with T-Mobile will increase thatfigure to 95 percent by the end of 2013, with smaller cities and rural areas being the most affected by the addition. In 2010, AT&T added more than 500 cell sites to North Florida, 32 of which were installed in Alachua County. The cell sites increase reception capacity for AT&T users, and Harth said, "it's like adding an extra lane to a busy highway for traffic." Verizon Wireless has consistently reported the lowest number of problem incidents, Parsons said, butthatshould not excuse customers from doing research. When making a purchase, he said consumers need to consider more than the company: Location, price, competition and how they plan to use their phone in everyday life should also factor into to their decision. "Be an educated consumer and do your homework," he said. "There is variation in the markets where you're at and where you live, so make an educated decision." Nick to revive 'All That,''Rocket Power' in the fall By KELLY RICHARD avenue contributing writer From 1996 to 2000, children and teens alike watched Nickelodeon's Kenan and Kel concoct hare-brained schemes, while Kel harbored an undying affection for a particular carbonated beverage. Students in college today watched this show and others on Nick in the '90s, including "All That," "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," "The Amanda Show," "Clarissa Explains it All," "Rocket Power," "Rugrats" and "Salute Your Shorts." Due to popular demand and more than 9 million Facebook fans of '90s Nick shows, the network will launch a programming block, dubbed "The '90s Are All That!," on TeenNick, beginning this fall and runningfrom midnight to 2 a.m. "There is an entire generation of young people who literally grew up on these great 1990s series, and many of them have been vocal about wantingto see and experience these shows again," Keith Dawkins, senior vice president, general manager of Nicktoons and TeenNick, said in a press release. These shows are being aimed at 20-somethings -the largest part of the population with disposable incomes, which advertisers love, said David Painter, instructor of the UF course TV & American Society. "I think they'll be extremely popular," Painter said. Ashley-Marie Bodor, a Santa Fe College sophomore, said she used to enjoy "All That," "The Amanda Show," "Kenan & Kel" and "Rugrats." "I like the fact that the 'Rugrats' never aged," she said. Although she would like to see Tommy and Chuckie on an adventure together again, she said she wouldn't payfor it, as many of the shows are available online and on Netflix. However, Painter said, whether airingvia TeenNick or streaming online, Nickelodeon will still make money because it won't have to pay for syndication rights. "Like Nick at Nite, it's very inexpensive because they already own the shows," Painter said. Jackie Moon, a UF civil engineering senior, doesn't have the TeenNick channel, and she said she wouldn't pay to add it just to watch childhood shows again. She said she's watched shows from her youth on the Disney Channel, but they aren't entertaining to her now that she's an adult. "'Clarissa Explains It All' was the only show my sister and I agreed on as kids," Moon said. Moon most remembers the "Secret Spot" episode of "Rocket Power," where "shoobies," tourists sporting shoes on the beach, invade and kick sand into potato salad. It is normal for generations to reminisce about their childhood, Painter said. "It's a feeling of nostalgia," he said. PEACE CORPS teaches. live, learn, and work overseas. apply now for our 2012 jobs. paid benefits. paid grad school. us citizens only. www.peacecorps.gov/352.273.1530 pe~s! Friday, April I Events begin at 10 AM FREE drawstring bags to first 500 tans! Saturday, April 2 Events beg in at 9 AM -Tickets --$10 Adults -$5 Children/Seniors -$1 UF students with ID Back-to-Back Men's Indoor National Champions SFriday & Satut av Ppepsi Pery Beard Track at James G. 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10, ALLIGATOR thursday, march 31, 2011 30tamer Bait Erhing up on recent gaming news often use this column as a platform to rant about recent gamsuit, it could set a precedent potentially tendingwith the iPhone. A quick question to readers: Who rememing news, and for that I am truly sorry. This is why you never allowing the prosecution of anyone who bers the N-Gage? It was a cross between a phone and a Game should give a weekly column to a person who shouts his opinhacks his or her phone or system, regardBoy Advance, made by Nokia and pretty much the most stupid ions at the TV. That being said, there has been a surplus of news less of whether it's legally bought. thing ever made. Could this phone share the same fate? in the gaming industry latelv and it's important to be un-to-date *Sonv challenges Apple announces *Ubisoft looking to hire excessive fan v of "Assassin's on the often ridiculous headlines journalists use. Here's some of the most interesting industry news: *Sony sues hacker, kicks sand in his face Have you hacked your PS3 recently? Or do you perhaps own a jail-broken iPhone? If so, Sony may be out to get you. The multinational tech company has sued a hacker named GeoHot, a minor Internet celebrity, for posting the software necessary to jailbreak an iPhone and a PS3. GeoHot, whose real name is George Hotz, posted the root key for the console in January, which would allow the user to run his or her own software, play pirated games and generally have complete control over the system. If Sony wins the hybrid smart phone/gaming system In other Sony news, the company anAndrew Wyzan nounced in February the arrival of the VeColumnist rizon-exclusive Xperia PLAY, a "PlayStation Certified" smart phone that would have a slide-out controller. The controller is similar to the PlayStation DualShock, sportingtwo analogtouch pads, a D-Pad and the four shape-button scheme. With 50 games estimated for the phone's launch and other future titles announced, (including "Dungeon Defenders," made by Gainesville's very own Trendy Entertainment), the company seems serious about conCreed" If you happen to be an English major and know about the "Assassin's Creed" series, the job of a lifetime may await you. Ubisoft Montreal is lookingto its fan base to hire a writer who can compile the game's universe into an encyclopedia for the series. The encyclopedia would cover all iterations of the franchise, including the games, books, comics and an animated short film. The post on Ubisoft's blog, http://ubiworkshop.com, indicates this is a legitimate job offer that pays real money (historyjunkies should ask to be paid in Florins), and anyone can send in submissions highlighting his or her writing skills. UF grad aims to inspire with new book Author Steven D. Cohen isn't satisfied enough with you buying his new book, "Lessons From The Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art." No: Cohen, a 2004 UF alumnus, is on a mission not only to inspire you with this slim volume but also to endow you with the same ability to "change hearts and change minds." "Every student and professional has a passion, and sometimes that passion is hidden," he said. "What I want to do [with this book] is provide them the opportunity to make their passions come alive." The work Cohen has penned is a quick read (it's a little more than 100 pages long), butthe brevity of the text ensures a more direct and approachable message. Cohen understands that his audience, students and young professionals, often are crunched for time and do not have the luxury of reading dense texts that dissect the science of public speaking and are the primary go-to guides on the market. Instead, Cohen has outlined in his book various realistic parallels that the reader may draw on to better understand the power that speech can have on the masses, compartmentalizing his message into five simple segments: Lead Through Speech, Connect With Your Audience, Use YourVoice, Construct Memorable Messages and Deliver Specialized Speeches. After graduating from UF, Cohen attended Harvard University to pursue a master's degree in public policy. It was there, while he was teaching a graduate seminar on speaking, that he first began to theorize the concepts of speech that he would later publish in his book. "When I listened to these students, I realized they had big dreams, and I wanted to give them the power to sell them," he said. "Speech gives you the power to change hearts and change minds." But it was not only in the classroom where Cohen began to construct his thoughts on the nature of public speaking. Cohen combined the lessons he'd learned from teaching seminars with the examples he saw during his leisure time where he attended multiple concerts. "I just love music: classical, jazz, R&B, etc.," Cohen said. "When I'd go to concerts, I noticed how similar performing music and public speaking were. The idea is that you want to give your notes to people; everything that comes out of your mouth is music, and there's a powerful combination there. If you can think like a musician, you can lead." In a world where we are reminded continuously of how powerful the art of speech is (look no further than the example set by our current president), this book can help take anyone from the crippling nerves that so often sabotage even our most eloquently written speeches and grant them the ability to convey their message without fear or hesitation. Doing so allows the speaker's true message to be heard. "I want people to walk awayfrom this book feeling inspired," Cohen said. "I want to make them feel empowered to act. This book provides an opportunity to learn about something you really need but is not often taught in undergraduate classes. It gives you a new power, which I call 'exercising leadership.' That's what matters: If you can get people to listen to you, get your message across, then you've gotten out of UF what you need for the real world." -CARTER LYLES Downtown bars give taste of local art By MICHELLE KIUG avenue contributing writer Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, thousands of people flock to downtown Gainesville's bar scene. Students and locals alike cram into watering holes for many reasons: to socialize with friends, to look for romance, to dance and, let's face it, to drink. But a few of downtown Gainesville's bars are offering patrons a taste of something they may not have expected: local art. If you walk into Alcove, a small bar nestled in between Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar and Main Street Billiards, the atmosphere takes you into a translucent euphoria. As the indie music and low chatter pumps in your ears, your eyes adjust to the glow of the low lights and the craft beer entices your taste buds. Your eyes are drawn to one of the many original works of art that line the walls. It's impossible notto ponder these pieces, and this setup is not by accident. Alcove's second purpose, after being a bar, is to display local art. Evan Yavelberg, owner of Alcove, said art is a big part of his life and has shaped the way he runs his business. "It's an experience when you come to Alcove," Yavelberg said. "You feel like you are walking into a piece of art." If you happened to be standing outside of 110 S. Main St. at night, you could see through the windows to the Alcove sign, which is a piece of artwork in itself. Yavelberg commissioned a friend to make the piece, which incorporates differentcolored shapes of stained class placed asymmetrically and illuminated, to give off a vibrant feel. It draws patrons, like moths to a bright light, into Alcove for a cocktail. Yavelbergsaid he admires professional artists and wants to help them in any way he can. He said he often is approached by local artists or will seek them out to display their work. He has displayed abstract paintings, figurative works and photography. He has one piece displayed behind the bar that he created, which doesn't get rotated, and a piece by Gainesville artist Ted Lincoln is also a permanentfixture. Other recently opened bars around downtown Gainesville have followed suit. The Bull, bakery and coffee house by day, craft beer bar and gallery by night, rotates local art in its establishment. Recently opened Tall Paul's Brew House, at 10 SE Second Ave., intends to adopt a similar approach to displaying art. "We plan on showcasing many pieces of local art at Paul's," said Tall Paul's coowner Jeff Hickey. "It's important to us, as a member of the downtown bar community, to expose people to Gainesville's artists." Paul's is 4,500 square feet and has lots of empty wall space, which the owners hope to festoon in local art for their customers' enjoyment. "People want something to look at other than blank walls or beer ads," Hickey said. "Having the art gives customers something to discuss as well as adding to the atmosphere."

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thursday, march 31, 2011 *ALLIGATOR, 11 To calm mind, tai chi emphasizes form and breathing By ROBERT IMFELD avenue contributing writer Tai chi chuan, more commonly known as tai chi, is an ancient Chinese form of martial arts. It uses a series of slow movements designed to strengthen the body, increase flexibility and calm the mind. Barbara Kerkhoff has been practicing it for 14 years and instructed it for 12 years. "Just to do the normal things we do to get through the day keeps the mind quite busy and jittery," she said. "Doing tai chi, because you're focusing on the form and the breathing, it allows all of that other mind stuff to fall away, which is very relaxing for the mind." Kerkhoff explained that chi is energy and that everyone is born with his or her own unique level of original energy, which is why some people have boundless energy and others never seem to have enough. The chi is located in an energy center called the lower tan tien (pronounced DON-dee-en), which is a couple of inches below the navel and a couple of inches toward the center of the body. Called yang in short form, Kerkhoff's chosen tai chi utilizes 38 movements that involve shifting body weight between the legs, lifting the legs and raisingthe arms. If you are panicking over an exam or a project, tai chi can help. "When we go through a stressful time, if we're aware that our breathing has changed -maybe gotten more rapid, shallow, uneven -then we can very quickly with our awareness shift to slow, deep tai chi breathing," she said. One movementyou can doforfiveto 10 minutes every day is the lifting water form. Start off in mountain pose, which means your feet are hip-distance apart and your joints are stacked above one anotherknees above ankles, hips above knees, shoulders above hips and ears above shoulders -and your knees are slightly bent. While inhaling, keep your palms facing down, bend your elbows and slowly raise your arms in front of you and no higher than your shoulder height. Then, while exhaling, in one slow movement, bringyour arms in toward you, bend your knees and lower your arms. Return to mountain pose, and repeat the movement until you feel calm and clear. If you're interested in learningtai chi, check out classes at the School of Tai Chi Chuan (davidbole.com) and the Gainesville Wellness Center (gainesvillewellness.com). S the gutfrbo American WingZone EVERYBODY knows the biggest, tastiest, freshest chicken wings come from Wingzone on University Ave. Since 1991 they have been delivering to your door & have amassed a huge following from Gainesville residents & UF students. They also deliver shrimp, chicken fingers, salads, sides and thick, juicy 1/2 lb burgers with their patented wedge fries. Great food delivered to your door day & night. 352-377-2473 Gator Dawgs We have 26 styles of hot dogs to choose from. Chicago, Heart attack, Frito, Colombia, etc. Even create your own. Our burgers are prepared daily and cooked to order. Our fresh deli sandwiches come with over 1/4 lb of meat. Check out our full menu at GatorDawgs.com. Several delicious vegetarian & vegan options. We are located at 1023 W University Ave. 378-4353 Breakfast & Lunch Bagels Un limited Serving Gainesville for over 25 years. BU is a tradition of sorts. We offer many breakfast platters cooked fresh, featuring omelettes, eggs any style, large pancakes, French Toast, Knishes, 17 varieties of bagels and a large assortment of spreads. Also available are tofu and tempeh. Over 100 bottles of hot sauce are available for sampling. 224 SW 34th St. -34th St. Plaza Open every day from 6:30am-3pm Cuban Virtually Cuban Serving authentic Cuban food in Gainesville since 2004, we are a full service restaurant with a relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy a beer or our house sangria imported from Spain while listening to Latin music. We offer sandwiches on Cuban bread, hot entrees, homemade desserts, and coffee. (352) 336-4125 Visit us at www.virtuallycuban.com. Located on: 2409 SW 13th St. Frozen Treats D'Lites Emporium Healthy never tasted so good! D'Lites has the lowest calorie ice cream in Gainesville-REALLY-and is the only low-calorie soft serve with NO artificial sweeteners. We rotate over 100 delicious creamy flavors (see this week's at www.gatordlites. com) that are diet-friendly without the diet taste. We also feature a whole array of cookies, chips, and various grocery treats that appeal to Atkins@, Weight Watchers, and other dieters. Our every day daily specials make shopping at D'Lites a special value! Come weigh your options at the Marketplace Plaza at NW 16th Blvd. and 43rd St. (next to the Fresh Market or at the Shoppes of Williston at S.W. 34th Street and Williston Rd. (next to Publix) 375-4484 Find us on Facebook! Karma Cream We serve the only 100% organic ice cream in town We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goods, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer, & free Wii. Mon-Fri 8am-1 am. Sat-Sun 12pm-1am. 1025 W. University Ave. C J P 3 3 C a L 3 Indian TAJ Grill TAJ Grill & Curry, Authentic Indian food in Gainesville. Our very special menu offering wide choice of veg & meat entrees with any spice level. Tandoori grill dishes are already popular. We do cater for any group size also banquet for small parties, Tues-Sun lunch buffet; 11:30am to 2:30pm, Dinner; 5:30pm to 9:30pm, 2109 NW 13th street. 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Tear this out for 20% OFF meal. 4131 NW 16th Blvd. IN MILLHOPPER SQUARE. 376-2001 U I Vegetarian Bo k Lover's Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine. Natural, organic, fair trade, meals, sandwiches, soups, home-baked desserts. Specials: Cupcake Mon., Southern Cooking Tues., Greek Wed 6pm, Ethiopian Thurs 6pm. MO-TH 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun 11am-8pm. 505 NW 13th St. 384-0090 Green Mango The best Indian food in Gainesville. Serving Gainesville since 1991. Offering many vegan dishes. We are specialized in catering any group size. Offering cooking class starting January 17th 6:308:30pm every Mon. Limited seats -call now to register. Call Nalini at 352-514-3398. Open 7 days serving lunch and dinner. Call 352-505-6200 Fo mr inoraio onIS th uidt al li ", -.. gillliiiiiiiiiiii 5|i "" $

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Classifieds THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org/classifieds For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished furnished unfurnished 0 unfurnished $445 per bedroom-All inclusive! 3/3 TH!! Roommate match avail <1 mi from UF! Huge 24hr gym! free tanning, free HBO/showtime Call 352.377.2777 4-20-10-70-1 The Life. The Look. THE LANDINGS. 2/2.5 Townhomes Starting @ $940 Includes Internet & Cable www.TheLandingsUF.com 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! 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! ww.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 Polos ALL-INCLUSIVE LIVING* 3/3: From $444/person 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 4-20-10-70-1 2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO 4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Ind. 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 Full size W/D Pet Friendly Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incid 352-374-3866 HiddenLakeUF.com 4-20-1 0-70-1 Starting @ $375 per bedroom All inclusive! S Furnished Cables Internet S Utilities 2 blocks fro m UF! www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098 4-20-42-1 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 REDUCED RENT FOR QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL WILLING TO SHOW APTS. IN QUADPLEX. NEWLY REHABBED & FURNISHED 2 BDRM w/W/D. ENTAILS MINOR DUTIES. NORMALLY RENTS $735/ MO. CALL 727-423-9463 4-8-11-13-1 Rm in scholars' haven 1 mi north of UF, woods, housewares, W/D, piano, internet, cable, phone, pkg. Elegant. $400+util. 352262-3957 casamarta64@yahoo.com. 4-111-3-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse. Walk to UF. Avail. 8/15 $900/mo. call 877-833-2865 4-13-11-10-1 4BR/4BA Countryside @ Univ Apt furn. Asking $380/mo. All brms avail. beg. 8/1. Rent inc. cable and wireless internet+util package for elec/water. Contact Chris at 941726-2204 or raginriv@ufl.edu w/ any ques 4-14-11-11-1 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 $300/mo ++ per student 352-586-6468 4-13-11-101 uFor Rent ynfurished _J 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 4-20-1 0-70-2 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 ortwo bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595-up. 352-5382181. 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 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 *@@PARKING@@@ Private, 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 SPO LO S Now Including Internet! 352-335-7656 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 2/2.5 TH $699 4/2.5 TH 1 month FREE W/D included Pets welcome 352-332-7401 thegardensuf.com 4-20-70-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym vww.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 & H20 Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 4-20-10-70-2 rHow To Place A Classified Ad: Corrections andacell-ations: Hov To Pla e A c3 assiti d A : Cancelltionis:iiCacllatFIDiis:8a -4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. O n line :w/ Visa or Master d at w iga g /Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND with any In Person: By Mail: When Will Your Ad Run? corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE Cash, Check, MC, or Visa FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. 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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 13 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent unurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 4-20-10-70-2 -1 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 4-20-10-70-2 WALK TO UF! 1 BR $425 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 4-20-10-70-2 MA GIC MAZE @ H 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 BRIDGELIGHT 1 BR Loft Style starting at $515 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 COVER IT UP J K I F D A X V H D T Q O M J H F C Y A H Y C A W U R P N L J H F S C I T E M S O C D B Z X V T R Q A R O O M O K I H F D L B Z P P R Y L V W V T R Q ON I E S L K I E C I H F C A Y D(H X E E E P D A I R P I E C E)U Z P U O T S W L I E V V B U S R P D I A D N A B K R Q K S A M E G O N T M K S N A L F U O M A C I A T R U C M T Find th listed words in tic diugram. Thc\ run in all directions forward, backward, up. down and diagonally. Band-Aid Bedspread Camouflage Conspiracy Cosmetics Cover-up Curtains Eye patch Hairpiece Lid Makeup Tablecloth Tarp Toupee Veil @ 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. All rights reserved. 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 $829 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. 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 4-7-11-50-2 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 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 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. aprieve@aol.com 538-1550 5-10-11-34-2 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 feel 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. yttek@hotmai.com 4-511-16-2 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 1 st. 4-5-11-15-2 ****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 4-20-11-26-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place**** 3/2 living, dining family rooms.AI appliances, W/D, closeto campus, largeyd. Small pets OK Avail Aug.1, $1325 -333-9874 or 317-7346 4-20-11-26-2 ****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 4-20-11-26-2 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 4-5-15-2 *******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 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 Gainesville Student Rentals .-.------Near UF -------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 @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 4-13-11-20-2 3bedroom $509/person Amazing townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/ dryer. Cobblestone Apts. Call now: 352-3772801 4-20-25-2 3bedroom $509/person 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 Problems Solved! Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com 4-20-24-25 2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo. Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot. Id water, -mobile home lot $260/mo 352376-5887 4-20-11-24-2 LARGE 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. 5-1 2-11-26-2 *Walk to UF* 2,3,4,5 bedrooms Avail Aug walk2uf.com 4-20-24-2 Several cute & clean houses & apartments available for August, located in quiet NW areas near UF/Downtown. Rates from $600 per month. Call/Text Anita: 352-575-4395; Anita cozygator.com; www.cozygator.com 4-1-11-10-2 Two blocks from UF Stadium 3 Bed 1 Bath, 1 Bed 1 Bath, and Studio. Available Summer and/or Fall 352-377-2930 4-1-11-10-2 2BR HOUSE 3 biks from UF/Sorority Row/ Norman Hall/Shands area, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, fenced, pets ok, plenty of parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $850 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 3BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/Sorority Row/Norman Hail/Shands area, cent AC/ heat, W/D, DW, fenced, pets maybe, plenty of parking! Avai Aug 16th -1 yr. $1335 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks from UF/ Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area dining rm, remodeled baths, cent AC/heat, wd firs, W/D, DW, pets maybe, parking! Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $2350 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 Large 4BR/2BA HOUSES 2 biks from UF/ Sorority Row/Norman Hall/Shands area, w/ dining room, cent AC/heat, wd firs, DW, plenty of parking! .Avail Aug 16th -1 yr. $1980 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 5-12-11-25-2 SPRING SPECIAL! Quiet 1 bd 1 ba 827sq ft loft. SW G'ville on RTS 10 min on freeway from SFC Just renovatd. swim pool, exercise room. $425mo call 472-6491 or 474-0841 4-111-10-2

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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 For Rent For Rent unfurnished unfurnished Uiommates 3BR/3BA House, fenced yard, close to UF, open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, new tile, carpet, fixtures. W/D, lawn, and pest control incl. Small pets allowed, avail Aug, $1350/ month. 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 4-8-11-15-2 SAVE SOME GREEN! Fall specials 3 BR 1 mile to UF. $895 for WHOLE apt! W/D, H20, sewer, gas incid. Sign by April 1st to get this AWESOME deal 2700 SWArcher Rd 373-2700 4-1-9-2 PET'S PARADISE $390 -$650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 4-0511-10-2 **3/2 515 NW 51st St.** Near GHFC vaulted ceilings, all appliances, W/D, garage, small pets ok. Avail. Aug 1, $1225 333-9874, 317-7346 4-20-11-21-2 TOP QUALITY -GREAT LOCATIONS Upscale, 1 & 2 BR apts. 1 block to UF campus -on N & E sides. Year lease, beginning summer or fall. Sorry, no pets. K & M Properties. 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2 GREAT LOCATION -GREAT PRICE 2BR/1 BA apts on Univ Ave across from UF Stadium & O'Dome. Modern, all elec, cent H/AC, $600/mo K&M Properties 372-1509 4-20-11-21-2 www.Bellaproperties.net 3/2 with study. Walk to UF, hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 car garage, full sevice tour 335-5424 4-20-20-2 WALK TO UF! ONE MONTH FREE! 3 blocks from Campus. New 2/2 Condo-each room has private bath + gourmet kitchen & laundry & parking. $650 per rm. mollydh@ aol.com 614-288-6730 4-1-11-7-2 www.BellaProperties.net Palm Villas -luxury graduate apartments in a small and quiet complex. 2 BR/2 BA available for $465 per BR. Call to tour 335-5424 4-20-20-2. WALK TO UF 3 Bed 2 Bath House in upscale Golfview Estates near Law School & Athletic fields. $1400 mo. Aug 1. Call (305) 788-4103 4-20-11-19-2 WALK TO UF. START SUMMER OR FALL OStudios $425-$40001 BR/1 BA $550-$450 *2BR $850-$800 1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gv1132601@gmai.com 4-20-11-20-2 Duckpond area HOUSE Aug.1 Large 3/1, W&D, Cent. H/AC wood fls, nice yard, quiet $1100 Bike to UF 352-316-0154 ww.10houses.com 4-1-11-6-2 MIKE'S HOUSES -352-665-7316 Exc cond -Close to UF Pets OK -fenced yards. @3/2 $1250 621 NW 35th St. @4/3 $1250 611 NW 36th Terr @3/2 $1150 630 NW 34th Terr. 4-7-11-10-2 Newly renovated 2BD/2BA, two-story 1340 sq. ft. townhouse available at $925. Includes: New wood floors, new carpet upstairs, new washer/dryer, new kitchen appliances, fireplace, pool. Millhopper area, next to Fresh Market, Leonardo's, and other great eateries! Contact Jon at 352-275-6644. 4-4-11-5-2 Fantastic 3/2 House -Only 9 blocks to UF!! Large bedrooms, great neighborhood, wood floors, fenced back yard, off the street parking, Freshly painted bright interior. Aval. now, 1200.00 + Sec. Deposit. 909 NW 9th Ave. Call Chad 407-230-2423 4-12-11-10-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE 2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Large den/3rd BR, hardwood floors, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/UF, bus stop. $1190/mo. Call 407-832-1458 4-20-1116-2 Near UF. Beautiful 4BR/2BA home. Florida room w/ inground jacuzzi. W/D. All tile floor. 2-car attached garage, storage shed. Walk to grocery & shops. Avail Aug 10. $1499/mo 904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net 4-6-11-5-2 57jsublases Don't wait! Place Your Sublease Ad TODAY! The last issue for the spring semester will be on April 20th! It's FAST & EASY! Go to: www.alligator.org/classifieds $750/mo OBO Windsor Hall.Summer A/C or B. Movein early. Furnished, securepool, all utilities inc. Walk to UF.No roomies. Your own apt! Parking avail. Call 954-821-1446 or radurier@bellsouth.net for info. 6-2-1130-3 1/1 in a 4/4 @ Gainesville Place for Summer. $424/month, all-inclusive, fully-furnished, wireless in apartment, 42" TV, close to bus stops. 2 rooms available. Contact Marcella at 954-854-2503 or mpatino@ufl.edu. 3-315-3 Affordable & Spacious 1/1 avail. May 1 700 sq. ft. with upgraded tile floor Bel Air @ Hidden Lake Interested call 219-951-2047 Or email mcowen20@gmail.com 4-1-5-3 $399/mo. 2BR/2BA at Campus Lodge! Fully furnished and utilities are included. Available May till August. Females Preferred. Call 321890-7565 for more info. 3-31-2-3 $325 Gainesville Place Apartments, 1/1 in a 4/4large bedroom with personal bathroom. Lease runs from May 1st to August 3rd. Fully furnished, washer and dryer, utilities included $325 a month! Call Allison 904-327-0519 4-5-11-5-3 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 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 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 4-5-11-15-4 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 4-5-15-4 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 4405,3866769703, nukken1@aol.com 3-31-11-10-4 2BR/2BA avail now in 4BR/4BA Countryside condo. $435/mo/room -utils incl. Direct bus to UF 3 mis. Pool, exercise room, nicely furn. 3rd FIr. W/D, wireless. Flo 352357-9656, or 352-636-4814 4-20-11-23-4 I am looking for a male roommate who is very nice and easy to get along with. Asking $300/mo which includes util & Dish Network TV. If interested, call Joe at 331-4239 or 352682-9412 4-8-14-4 MOVE IN AUGUST-Need 1 female student to share clean 2/2 furnished condo in Rockwood Villas. Easy commute UF/SFC on bus rte. No pets/smoking. $450/mo. includes all utilites, W/D. Yrly lease. Text 727-4944503, surfinbean@gmail.com 4-4-11-7-4 1 roommate needed in 4/4 at Gainesville Place for Fall 2011/Spring 2012. $510/month OBO. Bus Route to UF, pools, tanning, all inclusive furnished, free parking! call (850)255-3832 email jgardner@ufl.edu 3-31-5-4 Male, grad student/instructor preferred for small furnished apt on side of private home close to UF. Cable, internet, patio, safe. No pets. One person only. Avail Aug. $475/mo incl utils. 352-336-5808 4-1-11-6-4 Female to rent room in 3/2 beautifully updated condo in quiet, attractive development,' private bath, w/d, walk-in closet, swimming pool, weight room, on bus route $425 + 1/3 util Avail Aug (727)455-4204 4-5-11-5-4 STUDENTS NEEDED -TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727729-1561 4-20-15-4 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 wm.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 Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the Alligator Classifieds. COVER IT UP H y C (S\C\IXTA/M S O/t L P I S I P H A 1 /11 C E U E E E/ T/ I V BI A ID A E G A L F U C T (S N I A T R U & 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 www.pcrecycle.biz 4-20-1 0-70-7 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 Electronics CASH FOR ELECTRONICS WORKING OR NOT! Xbox, iTouch, Computer Repairs ww.techmodo.co Techmodo (352)872 5881 6450 SWArcher Rd By the Beef'O' Brady's 4-6-7-8 01 Fo 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 Only for Students ofUF! Win an Apple iPad 2 right now! Go to www.giftnitro.com Win a free Apple iPad2! 4-13-11-5-10 Motorcycles Moeds ***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 BRAND SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada 0le2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. 1Oi K 5 03 Zio L1i E1 O1 U1 03 F4 Li i i H4 Si PAR SCORE 195-205 FO BEST SCORE 307 TIFr Triple Word Score HC1 RACK 2 HC1 RACK 4 1st Letter Double UR RACK TOTAL ME LIMIT: 20 MIN DIRECTIONS: Make a 2to 7-letter word from the letters in each row. Add points of each word, using scoring directions at right. Finally, 7-letter words get 50point bonus. "Blanks" used as any letter have no point value. All the words are in the Official SCRABBLE" Players Dictionary, 4th Edition. SOLUTION TOMORROW For more information on books, clubs, tournaments and the school program go to www.scrabble-assoc.com or call the National SCRABBLE* Association (631) 477-0033. 03-31

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 U tc ycles, Mopeds UJ cycles, Mopeds Aut Help Wanted Help Wanted *****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 2010 PEACE SPORT $400 cash. 5 months old, runs great. 352-575-4254 3-31-11-5-11 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 4-2010-70-11 First Care of Gainesville No Appointment Needed! ATS (352) 373-2340 #5 & #43 4343 Newberry Road, Suite 10 www.firstcareofgainesville.com ***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 KIIAutos OFAST CASH FOR ALMOSTANY CARS S ORunning 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 **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 4-20-11-72-12 Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 *One way to reach a superhero 9 Blind slat 15 Concurred about 16 Lower, for now 17 Ogled 18 Skinned 19 One of two O.T. books 20 When Donne is done for the day? 21 Genesis outcast 22 Go by 23 *2008 Republican hopeful 27 Focus of some trips 28 Justice Sotomayor 29 Unsatisfactory marks? 30 Explain 32 Fiona, after Shrek's kiss 34 *Roll-fed toy 36 Fertilizer component 39 "1 can't explain it" 43 Imitated 44 Old 51-Across devices 45 "The Simpsons" shopkeeper 46 *Musical about rock's 4 Seasons 49 Benjamin et al.: Abbr. 50 Give pieces to 51 Trial site, perhaps 52 Jai 53 "The Executioner's Song" Pulitzer winner 55 Burlesque act 59 Show up 60 Some feelers 61 Viewed to be 62 Its season starts today; its equipment starts the starred answers DOWN 1 masqu. dance with costumes 2 A good while back 3 Crime of betrayal 4 Stylish waves 5 Cad 6 "How peculiar" 7 Tishby of "The Island" 8 Head M.D.? 9 Horse warming up, say 10 Bridge opener. briefly 11 Take for a chump 12 Chemical bonding number 13 Winning numbers 14 Flights that often span two days 20 LAX posting 22 Chest ripple 23 Transform eerily, in sci-fi 24 to one's neck 25 Link with 26 Donald's second ex 28 Coming and going spots: Abbr. 31 Carloads 32 Others, in Caxaca 33 Proceeds 35 Sharp competitor 36 Hefner garb 37 Work 38 Unhappy home inspection find 40 African plain 41 Like some film effects 42 Sorority letters 44 Flow back 47 "The Vampire Diaries" heroine Gilbert 48 Play places 49 Secondary strategy 52 Chick chaser? 54 Quarterback Dawson 55 "Super!" 56 Actress Gasteyer 57 Some Windows systems 58 Epitome of slipperiness ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE.:" A V 1 0 N E A L A P A T H L I N I R A 0 1 N A B E S L A S H L A R U E G R U IN T O G EEML A NDLA DY T R A0 S HE R S A M P A N L E A A A ESITIE A M L I BR A L AIPI I IS L AZU L I 0 R A L S S A GAN K E N OESIE W S A T U R N S LY EISITEE UR A S IA L A VIAILIAMP RA N T B ER E T L A ST LAU GH A ND RIEMAIR OS E S E A R O S AISERIE N E E A R N xwordeditor@aol.com 03/31111 03/31/11 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 a -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 4-8-11-70-13 g the independent florida alligadtor What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be a PAID SALES REP If you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to soconnor@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA 4-20-11-23-14 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 vsw(w.gleim.com/employment 4-20-1 070-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ 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 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@gmai.com 4-20-20-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 4-2011-65-14 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 18-14 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 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 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo ( 352-371-4000. 3-31-11-12-14 BARN HELP Sundays only in exchange for lessons or boarding at Hunter/Jumper facility. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED 352-359-4149 4-20-26-14 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 forGainesvilleweb 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 MANAGER PTFriendly, 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 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 SPANISH TRANSLATOR Gleim Publications is looking for candidates that can translate accounting material from English to Spanish. Must be native Spanish speaker who spent formative years and high school in their native country. Four year accounting degree. Please apply online at http://www.gleim.com/employment. 4-5-1110-14 12 3 4 5s6 17 8 9 10 1112 13 14 19 2021 2E 23 124 25 27 2329 30 31 32 33 34 3s 36 37 38394 41 42 43 44 45 7647 48 49 s0 51 s2 53 55 56 s 57 s58 61 f 2 B2 Steve salitan (0i2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 W Help Wantd Help Wanted Services Personals EvenNotices TECH SUPPORT LINUX ADMIN SALES REPS ADMIN ASST Please apply online at http://www.gleim.com/employment. 4-5-1110-14 Help Wanted at Gun Club. Exp shotgun/firearm safety, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun -noon to pm schedule. Call Mr Clay 352-372-1044 GatorSkeetandTrap.com 4-20-11-21-14 RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE STUDY! Participation lasts 1 hour, pays $5 Starbucks giftcard. Must be native English speaker. Interested? Please contact: ufaphasialab@gmai.com or (352) 273-3714 for information. 3-31-11-5-14 FT NANNY NEEDED late AUG for lyr; 2 boys 10&14;$12/hr; -30 hrs/wk;+few overnights/wkd; must be exp/prof/ref/ Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume,pix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 3-3111-5-14 SCOOTER/MOTORCYCLE MECHANIC PT/FT jobs available. Experience W/ 2 & 4-stroke motors a must! Inquire within or call 336-1271 Collin@NS4L.com 4-20-16-14 Seeking FT sales/customer service representative. Responsible for covering phones, identifying/selling business solutions to current and potential customers, processing orders, and other miscellaneous office duties. Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and problem solve a plus. 2+ years exp preferred. Must be able to work M-F 9:30AM6PM. Email resume to Employment@elitesoftware.com. 3-31-11-5-14 Vet Tech -Experienced Only -Full Time Exp. w/restraint, medical protocol, client education. Flexible hrs. incl. weekends, good comm. skills, computer exp. Email resume to timberviewpetclinic@yahoo.com 4-111-5-14 Zen Cart administrator/ Designer P/T-F/T Pay commensurate with experience. HTML and programming skills a plus. Email resume to: tony@mcknight.ws 4-111-5-14 Camp Counselors Part time and full time positions open immediately & over the summer. Must be 18 or older and good with children. Apply with resume online at www.GirlsPlace.net 4-811-10-14 $15 for a 90-minute study. To participate, you should have grown up in a Spanish-speaking country & become fluent in English when you came to the US for school. Contact Sabra Pelham at spelham@ufl.edu to sign up! 4-11-10-14 Gainesville Health & Fitness Obtain valuable experience for your future. If you are hardworking & enthusiastic GHF wants to meet you! We will be holding a Job Fair for the following positions: Floor Instructors Housekeepers Kid's Club Attendants Receptionist Zwurly's (Caf6 Attendant) Internships for the Summer Semester No prior experience necessary to apply Apply at 4820 Newberry Road Thursday, March 31st Friday, April 1st 10-2pm 3-31-11-3-14 CAREGIVER TO LIVE-IN with elderly lady. Room, board, salary. Gainesville. Must have drivers license, good driving record and be able to pass background & drug test. Call Connie 352-792-2743 4-5-11-5-14 Computer Programming Internship Work with local small business to Expand online presence, update & build websites, and network. 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Sports THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.alligatorSports.org Gators getting healthy at right time as NCAAs draw near By ALLISON BANKO Alligator Writer In the week that flowed into the Southeastern Conference Championships, freshman Mackenzie Caquatto was ready to go. She had an impressive performance in the intrasquad competition, and her energy was high heading into the SEC meet. But a mere five days before the championships, she rolled her ankle in practice Monday. Frustrated, she asked herself, "Why me? Why now?" The team's trainer, Stacey Higgins, said a rolled or sprained ankle is the most common injury, not only in gymnastics and sports, but in everyday life. "That's just how people are built in general," Higgins said. "You take a sport where they have no shoes, and you're going to get more of that." "Being able to have Macko in on two events and having her prepared and ready to do four events for nationals is our goal." Rhonda Faehn Florida gymnastics coach Because of her ankle, Caquatto, who posted one of the top all-around scores of the season, could only compete on bars in SECs. However, Caquatto was lively in practice this Tuesday, her ankle almost fully healed, and she is set to return to beam in this weekend's NCAA North Central Regional Championships in Denver. "Being able to have Macko in on two events and having her prepared and ready to do four events for nationals is our goal," UF coach Rhonda Faehn said. After a second-place finish at SECs March 19, Faehn Matt Tripp/ Alligator Stat Florida freshman gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto is recovering from a rolled ankle that limited her to only competing on bars in the Southeastern Conference Championships last weekend. admitted her team wasn't fully healthy during competifearing ankle pain. tion. Even Faehn herself was under the weather that weekCaquatto had an ankle injury, all-around star Ashan6e end, she said. Dickerson had a stomach flu, and Marissa King was sufSEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 20 Riggs vies for spot By ADAM BERRY Alligator Staff Writer a berry@a Iligator org For years, Will Muschamp has fought the idea that he doesn't use small cornerbacks, and Cody Riggs has rebelled against the notion that he has to be big to play well. Listed at 5-foot-9 and 166 pounds, Riggs is part of a three-man competition with junior Jeremy Brown and senior Moses Jenkins for the starting cornerback spot opposite Janoris Jenkins, and Muschamp isn't letting the sophomore's slight frame keep him out of the picture. "Everyone gets caught up in size, height and things, and I've been labeled as a guy that loves height by people that recruit against us," Mus champ said Tuesday. Football "It's not about how tall you are. It's about if you make plays or not. "Sure, we'd love to have a 6-3 corner, but is that realistic? How many of those are out there? I don't see many of them. It has nothing to do SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18 End of the dance: A new road opens jjn, am I glad to see you." In my mind's eye, Blinky is clad in blue, astride a horse and blowing a bugle. My partner and I speed from Kennedy Airport, over the Triborough Bridge and up the Major Deegan to the Westchester detention center. We bail Dominick out, and he gives us his version of what happened the night of the bust. U U U Dom and Frankie Pazzo drive to the designated park in Westchester to pick up the money. Karl, the deadbeat waits outside his car in the parking lot. When Dom and Pazzo show up, he tells them there's no money. He doesn't have one dollar. Nada. Zip. Bill O'Connor Confessions of a New York Bookie sports@alligator org Then, Karl rants, "Now you're going to kill me, aren't you? A r e n't you? You're going to kill me. Say it. Say you're going to kill me.", Dom says, "What the f*** are you talking about, kill you? "Why did you drag us all the way up here if we're not going to get paid? No one's going to kill you. We want our money." Karl says, "Just tell me you're going to kill me. I know you're going to kill me." Dom says, "Shut the f*** up, No one's going to kill you. We want to get paid. You need a f***lng beating, but no one's going to kill you." Bingo. It's like he tripped an alarm in hell. The parking lot lights up likeYankee Stadium. Hordes of Westchester police and troopers charge out of the woods wielding shotguns and assaul"t rifles. A voice roars over a bullhorn, "Put your hands in the air. You're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent." U U U Months later at the trial, we find out Karl stumbled on one of life's legal rackets. He busts bookmaking operations. It's a Godsend for a compulsive gambler. He sends it in, and when he wins, he collects. When he loses, "Go f*** yourself. SEE BILL, PAGE 20 E The Florida softball team's Wednesday matchup against South Florida was canceled due to inclement weather, and the Gators will play this weekend at Kentucky. The Gators women's tennis team's match against Baylor was also canceled due to rain and will not be made up. Previous question: Who will win the Final Four? Florida's Alex Cercone was named the Southeastern Conference Women's Tennis Freshman of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. UF seniors Stephanie Brombacher and Megan Bush were nominated for the Lowe's Senior CLASS and Davis awards, respectively. Kentucky UConn VCU Butler Percent (Votes) 59% (38) 23% (15) 14% (9) 3%(2) 64 TOTAL VOTES

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18, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 Seniors Bruder, Bush, Paculba selected in NPF draft 0 KELSEY BRUDER WILL JOIN TIM WALTON AND FRANCESCA ENEA ON THE USSSA PRIDE. By STEPHEN SHEEHAN Alligator Writer When their careers at Florida come to a close, seniors Kelsey Bruder, Megan Bush and Aja Paculba will take their talents to the National Pro Fastpitch organization this summer after being drafted on March 18. All three plan on playing for their respective franchises but are not eligible to sign until the collegiate season ends. Bruder was the top Gator chosen, as the USSSA Pride selected her with the first pick of the second round (fifth overall). The senior outfielder has filled in flawlessly for Francesca Enea in left field and ranks fourth on the team in batting average (.412) and second in slugging percentage (.794). Bush, enjoying a career year Softball with a .453 average and 16 home runs, was selected sixth overall by the Akron Racers. Selected 17th overall by the NPF Diamonds, Paculba rounds out the talented trio that has made it to the Women's College World Series every year since they came to UF in 2008. The second baseman ranks third in both batting average (.414) and slugging percentage (.750) while committing only two errors. The trio will join former Gator Francesca Enea, who was taken ninth overall last year. Enea and UF coach Tim Walton led the Pride to its first NPF Championship last season, defeating the Chicago Bandits. Harrison adjusting to center migazor rie rnozo Florida sophomore cornerback Cody Riggs, center, is competing with Jeremy Brown and Moses Jenkins for the second starting cornerback job opposite Janoris Jenkins. FOOTBALL, from page 17 with that. It has to do with playmaking ability, and Cody's been very productive throughout the spring. I'm very pleased with where he is." Muschamp pointed to two of his former players, Jerraud Powers and Jonathan Wilhite, as examples of his willingness to start smaller defensive backs. Both are listed about an inchand-a-half taller than Muschamp remembered them, but Powers played under Muschamp at Auburn and started 10 games for the Indianapolis Colts last year. The 5-foot-11 Wilhite, meanwhile, is currently on the New England Patriots roster. Hoping to add another success story to Muschamp's list, Riggs has sought guidance from Jenkins, who is advising the cornerbacks while recovering from shoulder surgery. "It's very heated," Riggs said. "We're all working together for who's the other starter opposite Janoris, but we're all just working hard for that spot." HARRISON MOVING TO CENTER: Jonotthan Harrison hadn't played center since his freshman year of high school, so it's easy to understand why the sophomore -still listed as a guard on Florida's roster -was a little surprised when his coaches asked him to switch positions without providing a reason. Harrison, who started at guard in the Outback Bowl, has been playing center for UF in spring practice. Despite the abrupt nature of the change, he said he is enjoying it. "I was shocked, but I was excited at the same time," Harrison said. "I heard bits and pieces about me playing center before, and I'm just excited that it's finally happening." The position requires more responsibility, vocal leadership and play recognition than guard, all of which Harrison is still acclimating to, so he sought the advice of former Gator Mike Pouncey for help adjusting to his new role. "He said you just really have to go hard, study and get in your playbook," Harrison said. the Avenue ve .1 BESTJEWELRYa LOAN pawn brokers Thursday alliga523 NW 3rd Ave. (352) 371-4367 THIS WEEK SHE MADE PAELLA WORKED ON HER FLAMENCO MOVES IITH HER HOST FAMILY AND TURNED IN .,,."''USACE HAT AR E Y OU D bING t HIunrEEUSA CN Discover where you'll study abroad at usacunredu9 9 o a k GRADUATION 2011 .The Last Chomp 77 The Alligator's 2011 o Graduation Section. Perfectfor advertising gifts, products, and services suitable for graduates. Run Date: April 11th Deadline: April 6th ... alligato 811gatr*

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 19 The Gator Substandard Women's hoops becoming an oddity among UF sports By MATT WATTS Alligator Writer Clearly defined or not, there is a standard of excellence encompassing Florida athletics. When Amanda Butler was hired to replace Carolyn Peck as the women's basketball coach in 2007, UF held the national title in both men's basketball and football -the first academic institution to do so. "It's part of being a Gator, is that excellence and being the best," Butler said. Currently, the men's basketball, baseball, softball, men's golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, men's and women's swimming/ diving, men's and women's tennis, and men's track and field are ranked nationally. The football, volleyball and soccer teams were also ranked in the top 25 of their respective polls at season's end. Volleyball and soccer contended for national titles, and the men's track team just won another national championship. But the women's basketball team was not recognized in any poll all year and has been nationally ranked just one season during Butler's time as coach. "Even though we haven't crossed that threshold quite yet, it's definitely going to happen," Butler said. "We know we're going to make it happen, and that's what we're dwelling on." In all sports combined, Florida has more Southeastern Conference titles than any other school in conference history with 198, including 53 since 1999-2000. Flonda has also won 40 tournament titles that aren't counted toward the official numbers. Every women's program on campus has at least three SEC championships -except basketball. The Florida women's basketball team was established right before Gerald Ford signed Title IX into law in July of 1975. But it's also the only Gators sport, major or minor, to have never won a SEC championship. Where does that put the women's basketball team among sports at UF? "Obviously it's an indication that we have a long way to go," Butler said. Butler cited the difficulty of the SEC as a hindrance but remained confident that Florida's time is near. "Almost every other team has competed in their respective Final Fours or whatever, but we haven't," Butler said. "There's a couple things. Our league is incredibly hard every year top to bottom. Mississippi State's the last-place team in our league, but it's a big freaking deal to beat them because they're good. "There's a climb there and a grind there that I think is hard for people to appreciate from the outside," Butler said. "But at the same time, there's this excitement because it's going to happen." While the beginning of Butler's tenure at Florida has had its ups and downs, people around the program have reason to believe she is making stndes. Junior guard and co-captain Jordan Jones pointed to men's coach Billy Donovan's recent statement that you can't win, and win big, without first experiencing heartbreak. "When you look at the big picture of things, you can't experience success until you experience failure," Jones said. "I think it's something to build on, not just for the rest of this season, for the rest of our careers here." Jones also said she isn't concerned with the number of transfers the Gators have experienced over her time here. "We have young players who haven't gotten their head down this year at all," said Jones, who transferred to Florida after spending her freshman season at South Carolina. "They haven't pouted about playing time. The attitudes of our younger players this year are much different, specifically, than the ones who transferred." Apart from lone senior Ebonie Crawford, the entire current roster is scheduled to return for Butler's fifth season at the helm, and Butler said she wants this group to lay the foundation for the future. "Twenty years from now, no matter how many SEC Championships, national championships, Final Four appearances that Florida has, there's going to be a first, and that first can never be taken away from you," Butler said. "The second isn't any less special. But the first is (what makes people ask), 'When did they get good? When did that happen?"' Jones said Butler and the Gators are on the right path. "You can't expect to build a program overnight in the SEC," Jones said. "You have Tennessee, who's been at the top for 80 years or whatever it is. "We want to play for her. Not just her but this coaching staff." U U U UF lost eight games by six points or less, including four by two points or less, during its regular-season schedule this year. Florida gave up a 16-point lead in the second half against Georgia and a 10-point lead with fewer than six minutes to go against Kentucky. The Gators never held a lead in a twopoint loss to cellar-dweller Ole Miss and gave up a 10-point halftime advantage at Alabama. UF even lost to Brown, one of seven wins for the Ivy League team, and dropped a game at Hampton by 15 points after leading at halftime. Flonda lost eight of 10 games in a span of a month, including a 103-97 double-overtime loss to Vanderbilt. It's not unreasonable to believe Florida should have finished better than it did. "If's a tough season where there have been a couple losses that could have gone different," Stewart said. "Let's say our Georgia game, our Vandy game, our Kentucky game -DePaul, Florida State. Even five of those wins, we would be ranked top-something and people would be in here celebrating what are we doing right and what's so great about this program. When asked if the blame for close losses rests on the shoulders of the head coach, Butler said, "Yeah. No question." Former Florida guard Trumae Lucas said Butler struggles in close games. "I feel like under pressure she kind of cracks. I'll keep it there," Lucas said. "I feel like she has her moments of being a good coach. But she hasn't had that much experience as a head coach." Butler's only previous head coaching experience was at Charlotte for two years. "I guess people feel like that if you played in your past that you can just come up and coach a D-I team to championships," Lucas said. But Jones disagreed with Lucas about Butler's coaching under pressure, saying, "I think she loves it. "She'll call a timeout at the end and she'll pump us up. She'll be like this is it. I don't think she cracks under pressure at all." "I'm the first person to examine the decisions that we made," Butler said. "There's a million different things that you question yourself about, and you try to get better at it." Sitting at 14-13 after losing its fourth game in a row, Florida strung together three straight wins to close out its regular-season schedule. Two of those games were contested until the final minutes, helping erase memories of Saj Guevara/ Alligator Florida coach Amanda Butler walks off the floor following a 61-59 loss to Ole Miss on Feb. 3. The Gators lost nine games by six points or fewer this season. the tough losses earlier in the year Florida then won two straight to start the V/NIT, and Butler talked about how the Gators were playing their best basketball and how much her young team progressed. Next up was a third-round game against Charlotte, Butler's former team. Florida had never lost to Charlotte in five previous meetings. In a rematch of the Preseason WNIT, Butler and the Gators traveled to North Carolina, where Florida squandered a 17-point lead in the second half. Charlotte won 81-77 in overtime, ending an up-and-down season for the Gators. U U U In April 2007, when Butler signed a sixyear contract worth $1.2 million in base salary plus incentives, UF athletics director Jeremy Foley said he sought a coach in the mold of Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer. Butler, a fiery 5-foot-8 former Gators point guard and assistant coach, took over a program that won just nine games the year before. "The University of Florida has enjoyed a lot of success with young, talented coaches and those were the characteristics we were looking for in the person to lead our women's basketball program. We found that person in Amanda Butler," Foley said in a 2007 press release. And Butler herself wasn't shy about her goals for the program. "We're going to open up the Lady Gator women's history book, and we're going to write new chapters," she said during her inaugural press conference. "That is certainly something we aspire to do. That's something we will do." The Gators went on a run of seven straight NCAA Tournament berths from 1993-1999 and made trips to the Big Dance in 2000 and 2002 under former coach Carol Ross. They returned in 2004 and 2006 under Peck. Butler was the point guard for Florida's first-ever NCAA Tournament team and an assistant when the Gators went to their only Final Four in 1997-98. In 2006-07, when Peck was fired after a season featuring 22 losses, including 13 straight, she left behind a roster with three proven players in Sha Brooks, Marshae Dotson and Depree Bowden. When the three were seniors in 2008-09, Brooks and Dotson finished among the topseven scorers in the SEC. The trio helped guide Florida to its first NCAA berth since 2006. UF was knocked out in the second round by eventual-champion Connecticut and hasn't been to the tourney since. The Gators finished 15-17 last season, 20-15 this season, and have gone to three WNITs in four years under Butler. "I think we've not completely rewritten (the history books)," Butler said recently. "We've certainly had some good seasons and we've made tremendous strides. But thafs not what we're shooting for." Through a UF spokeswoman, Associate Athletic Director Lynda Tealer declined an interview request to assess Butler's performance. "We want to win championships. We want to be the best in the country," Butler said. "We've still got that to accomplish." While it may not be the one Butler envisioned on that day in 2007 when she was brimming with confidence, she believes a suitable ending is still possible. "I didn't have a timeline. I just wanted us to try and get better every day, and I think that we've done that," Butler said. "I think that we've recruited kids that are putting us in position to do what we think we're capable of doing. It's a process, and we're in the midst of it."

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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011 Late-season injuries not an unusual obstacle for Gators GYMNASTICS, from page '7 But with a week off from competition and the regional meet in sight, Faehn said the team is looking much better -and much healthier. Dickerson said she is feeling a lot better, Caquatto's ankle is mended and King will be able to perform the double layout in her floor routine. Faehn admitted a long season with a hefty load of competitions makes the tail end of the year difficult for the gymnasts both physically and mentally. Caquatto was used to performing in elite gymnastics, where she had about five competitions a year. She said competing almost every weekend has been a big change and an even bigger challenge. "Taking all the hard landings, it does take a toll on your body," she said. "By this time of the season, everyone's just like, 'We've got to make it through."' BILL, from page 17 I'm not paying." Then, off he trots to the D.A. Karl's a real citizen. U U U Now, Karl's soliloquy makes sense. "You're going to kill me. Aren't you?" If Dom was packing a piece, he and Frankie would be facing attempted murder charges now. The Senate-seeking D.A. would have more fodder to feed the Westchester papers. This cheese-eater, Karl, was a gambler who came up short. Rather than work out a payment plan, he ran to John Law with this scheme. Nice racket. This rat picks up about $20-arge per week until he loses. After he loses, Karl baits and provokes whoever collects. Although this "to catch a Because of the fatigue, Faehn said, the coaching staff also has to be especially careful regarding its training decisions at this point of the season. "If they don't train, they're not able to get the numbers in," Faehn said. "If they're not able to get the reps in, then they lose confidence. "They still have to be able to do it, but we have to be smart also combining short training days with mental imagery and really focusing on the mental aspect of it as well." But Faehn made it clear this occurs every single year across the board in gymnastics, no matter which team it is or how many gymnasts are dinged up heading into the postseason. "Everybody is in the same boat," she said. "It's those athletes that are strong enough mentally and physically to be able to push through this hard time that are the ones who are going to be the most successful." thief" method of law enforcement works, I doubt its standard procedure. Only an ambitious D.A. would put it in play. Ironically, years later, the D.A.'s Senate plans are squashed because of her husband's ties to organized crime. U U U The tab on Dom and Pazzo's legal fees comes to $120-large, which we split $40,000 each. We are also out the 550,000 this weasel beat us for before the arrest, plus the $40,000 he lost and refused to pay. This economic disaster, combined with our near pinch and a new mayoral election in New York, convinces us it's the time to bequeath bookmaking back to the gangsters. When we started five years ago, David Dinkins was mayor of New York. Dinkins played tennis and mopped his brow frequently at press conferences but couldn't find shit on the bottom of his shoe. Matt Tripp/ Alligator Stat Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn, right, said she and her assistant coaches have to be especially careful in making their personnel decisions given how dinged up her squad is. New York's new Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a former D.A., made his reputation as a crime buster. He vows to break the back of organized crime. His re-election depends on it. So, I change identities. I go from "Guido the gangster" to "back-of-the-line Fred." No longer strutting, I melt into the huddled masses. In five years of bookmaking, I never addressed my gambling problem. I used bookmaking to stop losing, not to stop gambling. The more I won, the more juice I needed. Half a decade of fear and futility convinces me that bookmaking belongs in my rearview mirror. I'll drive in a new direction. The road ahead will be anything but smooth. I'll carry all my old friends: alcoholism, drugs, gambling and manic depression. Then, an unexpected hitchhiker comes along to add more confusion to the tempest. U U U My mania's optimistic. Despite being laid, re-laid and parlayed, I'm down but not disgusted. Slippery slopes are one thing, but I was halfway over Niagara Falls. I'm not in jail. My sickness stares at the sunny road ahead and spurs a scheme. Maybe I don't have to give up my lifestyle. Maybe I can give up bookmaking, yet still make piles of money. Oddly enough, lightning strikes. I have a brainstorm. Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran,former Bronxfirefighter and pub and restaurant owner. 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