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VOLUME 105 ISSUE 77


SPublished by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.


Scott to UF: It's ti

UF sees $12 million slashed


By JOEY FLECHAS
Alligator Staff Writer

A broken air conditioning sys-
tem, a hole in the roof and a busted
water chiller.
The cost of these would-be re-
pairs, after Gov. Rick Scott vetoed
roughly $12 million in funding for
UF Thursday, would not come out
of state funds.
Instead, the university will have
to somehow foot the bill.
"We might have to make some
very tough decisions," said UF
spokeswoman Janine Sikes.


"However, we recognize the
state of Florida is in a very
difficult economic situation."
Bernie Machen
UF President

Scott vetoed a record $615 mil-
lion dollars from the state budget
before signing it, including about
$5.3 million for routine maintenance
and repairs at UF and $500,000 for a
statewide brain tumor research pro-
gram based at the McKnight Brain
Institute.


me to tighten
The veto includes $6 million for
a research and academic facility at
Lake Nona in Orlando - a project
that has already broken ground. $5.3 million for
UF President Bernie Machen is-
sued a statement Thursday stress- $6 million for La
ing the importance of these projects
and disappointment that they won't
be funded. $369,000 for W
He also acknowledged the diffi- and radio station
culty of budgeting in tough times.
"However, we recognize the $500,000 for Sta
State of Florida is in a very difficult McKnight Brain I
economic situation, and the Legis-
lature and the Governor faced hard $34,000 for Sout
choices," he said. "Hopefully, these munity Health Ca
projects will be funded when the Nursing
revenues return."


your belt

Gov. Scott's Vetoes:

maintenance and repairs of existing facilities

ke Nona Research and Academic Facility

UFT-TV and WUFT-FM, UF's public television
s

atewide Brain Tumor Registry Program at the
institute

thwest Alachua County Primary and Com-
ire Clinic, a project run by the UF College of


Locals remember


those who died


serving the U.S.

* VETERANS FOR PEACE ERECT MEMORIAL.

By MICHAEL SYKES
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace erect-
ed more than 6,000 tombstones along a mile of North-
west Eighth Avenue between Northwest 34th Street and
Northwest 23rd Street this Memorial Day weekend.
The tombstones, which stood in rows of four, with 6
inches between columns and 4 feet between rows, were
part of a memorial to United States soldiers who have
died in the wars in Afghanistan since 2001 and Iraq since
2003.
This is the fifth year the memorial has been displayed,
and as the number of casualties continues to
Local climb, it will not be the last, said Scott Cam-
News 11, president of Veterans for Peace Chapter
14.
There's nearly 200 feet of space between the last stones
placed and a sign that reads "Afghanistan 2012" in ex-
pectation of next years' victims.
It took about 30 minutes for some to walk the trib-
ute, stopping every so often to look at unfamiliar names
and handwritten messages along the way. But for Anita
High, it took longer.
"Your mom misses you like crazy," High wrote on the
stone of her nephew Randolph A. Sigley, 28, who was
killed April 18, 2010 in Afghanistan.
SEE MEMORIAL, PAGE 12


* Florida short-
shop Nolan Fonta-
na and the Gators
baseball team cap-
tured their first SEC
Tournament title
since 1991 after
beating Vanderbilt
5-0 on Sunday in
Hoover, Ala.
See Story, Page 13.


Snakes on a train terrify passengers in Vietnam; owners apparently escaped


HANOI, Vietnam - Railway officials
have discovered snakes on a train in Viet-
nam - highly venomous king cobras in
bags under a seat.
Railroad official Pham Quynh says
passengers were terrified when four doth
bags containing the writhing cobras were
spotted Friday. The snakes were alive but
had their mouths stitched shut.
Quynh says the exact number of snakes
was unclear but the bags weighed 100


pounds (45 kilograms).
Security staff removed the cobras,
which were likely destined for restaurants
in Hanoi. Their owner apparently escaped
in the chaos.
Snake meat is considered a delicacy in
Vietnam, but cobras are protected by law.
Quynh says the cobras were given to
forest rangers who released them into the
wild Saturday after no one claimed them.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Today

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


Jonny Shiver / Alligator
Walking tall
Leah Gaddis, 10, left, and Kelsie Mizzell, 8, middle, play around as Summer Gaddis, 11, slaps five with a
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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

News Today


NATIONAL
No good humor in frosty Pa.
frozen treat feud
UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Police
are hoping the threat of losing their
permits will be enough to thaw the
frosty relationship of two Pennsyl-
vania ice cream truck drivers ac-
cused of trying to run each other
off the road.
The Herald-Standard of Union-
town reports police told the rival
vendors to chill out after a dispute
Wednesday night.
Authorities say the wife of one
vendor told police the other man
tried to run her husband off the
road.
The implicated ice cream driver
disputes the woman's account,
saying it was her husband who
tried to force him off the road.
He also claimed the man had
returned his good humored hello
by shouting an expletive.
Patrolman Thomas Kolencik
says he warned both drivers the
city could explore revoking their
permits if they can't get along.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Wash. board nixes colon
cancer 'butt' billboards
KENNEWICK, Wash. - A
health board in Washington state
has reversed itself and voted
against endorsing a colon cancer
awareness campaign that uses bill-
boards saying, "What's up your
butt?"
The Tn-City Herald reports that
Wednesday's vote by the Benton
Franklin Health District in Ken-
newick, Wash., was in response
to complaints the ads are in poor
taste.
The butt : III:.. : .. were earlier
displayed in Yakima to raise col-
orectal cancer awareness and en-
courage people to get screened for
the disease.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Pa. man knocks out wall,
pulls plane from basement
CAMP HILL, Pa. - Lots of
houses have a two-car garage. Dan
Reeves' had a one-airplane base-
ment.
Until, that is, the central Penn-
sylvania man knocked out a wall
to get it out.
Reeves spent the past nine
years building a two-seat airplane
in the basement of his Cumberland
County home.
The plane arrived in pieces via
mail but eventually it became way
too big to get up the steps.
So Reeves dug a trench down
to the foundation and took out a
wall. Reeves pulled the plane out
Wednesday using a truck, a chain
and some neighbors.
Onlookers were drawn to the
spectacle by the "Airplane Re-
moval Wednesday" sign put up on
Reeves' porch.
Reeves tells The Patriot-News
of Harrisburg he spent $40,000 on
the plane and about $5,000 on the
excavation.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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STATE
400-plus stung by jellyfish
on central Fla. beach
COCOA BEACH - More
than 400 people have suffered
jellyfish stings over the holiday
weekend on a central Florida
beach.
Brevard County Ocean Res-
cue Assistant Chief Eisen Witch-
er says legions of jellyfish called
mauve stingers washed ashore
from the Atlantic, primarily
around Cocoa Beach.
Witcher says more than 200
people suffered stings to their
legs, arms and torsos on Satur-
day. More than 200 more people
suffered similar stings Sunday.
No major health problems were
reported.
The reddish-colored jellyfish
have purple barbs that sting. Life-
guards offered victims sprays of
vinegar to neutralize the stinging
cells. Witcher recommended that
swimmers apply Benadryl to
itching or painful welts.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Teen accused of stabbing
man at N. Fla. mud bogs
INGLIS - North Florida au-
thorities say a 15-year-old boy fa-
tally stabbed a man fighting with
his father over engine revving at
a mud bog.
According to the Levy Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old
Roderic Sparks was stabbed Sat-
urday at the Horse Hole Creek
mud pits in Inglis.
Deputies say the teen's father
had been arguing with Sparks
about revving his engine when
the two men began physically
fighting. The teen allegedly
joined in and stabbed Sparks in
the upper torso.
Sparks died at a hospital.
Deputies say bystanders blocked
the teen's vehicle to prevent him
from leaving before authorities
arrived.
The teen faces a manslaugh-
ter charge. Deputies say they re-
trieved the knife from the mud.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Police: Drive-by shooting
leads to chase, crash
CLEARWATER - Authori-
ties in the Tampa Bay area say
a vehicle involved in a drive-by
shooting led police on a chase be-
fore crashing into a building.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's
Office says deputies saw shots
fired from the vehicle Sunday
night at a 21-year-old man in
Largo. He was hospitalized with
a gunshot wound in the upper
right thigh.
The deputies chased the ve-
hicle when it fled the scene. At
one point, deputies deployed
stop sticks which deflated the
vehicle's front right tire. The ve-
hicle careened into a Clearwater


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business, damaging a plywood
display.
Deputies said one passenger
fled the scene. Three others in the
car were arrested.
Authorities are looking for the
fourth suspect.
Deputies said they also re-
covered two guns that had been
thrown from the vehicle.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Miami slam poet killed
outside his cafe
MIAMI - Authorities are in-
vestigating the death of a poetry
slam champion who was gunned
down outside his North Miami
cafe.
The North Miami Police De-
partment says Willie Lee Bell Jr.
had just closed The Literary Caf
and Poetry Lounge early Sunday
when he was shot r. 11. :'g,:.
Police say the men did not take
any of Bell's possessions, which in-
cluded cash and jewelry. Police do
not currently have a motive.
The 47-year-old Bell, whose
stage name was Will Da Real One,
has been featured on Def Poetry
Jam.
Police are asking anyone with
information about the shooting
to call Crime Stoppers at 305-371-
8477.
- THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Orlando installs meters for
donations to homeless
ORLANDO - The city of Or-
lando has installed 15 meters in-
tended for donations to the home-
less.
The red, orange and blue digital
stations look like parking meters,
but they're not. Coins dropped
into them go to the Central Florida
Commission for Homelessness.
The nonprofit group aims to end
homelessness by helping people
become self-sufficient.
The stations were donated by
a parking-meter manufacturer.
They can be found in high-traffic
downtown spots like Amway
Center and Lake Eola Park, areas
frequented by panhandlers.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
says the donation stations give
people an alternative way to con-
tribute.
But Cathy Jackson, an advocate
for the homeless, says the meters
wrongly equate homelessness
with panhandling. She says the
meters should be part of a bigger
plan to help the homeless.
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


The Alligator strives to be
accurate and clear in its news
reports and editorials. If you
find an error, please call our
newsroom at 352-376-4458
or send an e-mail to editor@
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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Meyers pursues printing

* CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN BY THE END OF and Laser Kaplan. Other r
SUMMER dent senators and the enti
ecutive Committee.
By GABRIELA ROSIAS King and Kaplan assig
Alligator Contributing Writer gather formation from e
ing and computing needs
Student Body President Ben Meyers' mission to ex- and students. Once the req
pand free printing on campus is underway. committee will also choose
The inaugural meeting of his Free Printing reach those needs.
Task Force took place Friday in the Reitz Union. During a speech at the
Meyers said free printing has been a part of Student sweeping ch
Government platforms many times before, and the Local vices.Heexp
initiative is something students have needed for a News ping CIRCA,
ong time. computer lab
long time.
"For the first time, we not only have the motivation d equppig new facit
instead of the Dell machine
to complete it and see it done, but the ability to do so," i the labs.
he said. "For the first time, we [will] have the funding The project will be fur
to pursue a project like this." attained from last year's
He stressed the importance of making sure every attained from last yearcent
student's needs were represented.ent pn
He said his initial approach will be to research the Although all student p
to the Activity and Service
areas on campus where access to computers and print- ting funding, Meyers said
ing will be most critical. Then he will create a plan that He said the turnover t
He said the turnover t
addresses these needs and put the plan into action. minimal and hopes to beg
The committee is led by co-chairmen Jacob King of the summer.
of the summer.


pledge
members include seven stu-
re Student Government Ex-

ned task force members to
ach college about its print-
by talking to IT managers
uirements are assessed, the
the best course of action to

meeting, Meyers discussed
ranges to UF's computer ser-
lored options such as drop-
who currently manage the
s and give student support,
:ies with Apple computers
es that are commonly seen

ided from the $1.3 million
Activity and Service Fees,
:rease.
objects have to be presented
Fee Committee before get-
he was not concerned.
ime for the project will be
in construction by the end


UF ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Florida Ultimate falls in tourney


By CLARE LENNON
Alligator Writer

Florida Ultimate failed to defend
its Ultimate Frisbee national cham-
pionship, suffering two losses Fri-
day and Saturday at the 2011 USA
Ultimate nationals tournament in
Boulder, Colo.
In pool play, the team lost to the
University of Wisconsin 12-10 and
Luther College 14-13 before knock-
ing off the University of California,
Santa Cruz 15-11.
A 15-12 loss to the University
of Washington eliminated Florida
Ultimate from the championship
competition, sending them to the
consolation rounds.
In their consolation matches,
Florida Ultimate lost to the Univer-
sity of Virginia 15-7 and the Univer-
sity of Illinois 12-11, finishing the
weekend with a 1-5 record.
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give the younger players more ex-
perience and playing time.
In the championship final Mon-
day, Carleton College knocked off
the University of Wisconsin 11-5.
Last year, Florida Ultimate de-
feated Carleton's team 15-12 to win
the championship.
Brodie Smith, the team captain at
the time, was the runner-up for the
Callahan Award, which is awarded
to the most valuable player each
year.
Gaines said that repeating a
championship is difficult in any
sport, including ultimate. He attrib-
uted the losses to a lack of '-'.
and life in the play.
"We just came out flat," he said.
"Against the level of competition
we played, you can't do that and ex-
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v:a.:.I. n.1,,- . II.. - captains Cole Sulli-
van and Alex Hill, had been in Boul-
der a week before the tournament to
get used to the altitude change and
practice.
"Against the level of com-
petition we played, you
can't do that and expect to
win."
Alton Gaines
Team captain

Sullivan said the team couldn't
handle the altitude change. Florida
Ultimate had won five of six tourna-
ments going into the championship.
Sullivan said the team was expect-
ing another championship and felt
disappointed about the outcome.
"Great year but horrible finish,"
he said.

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Trustee Talk

Members of UF's Board of Trustees' Committee on Education
Policy and Strategy held an informational conference call Friday to
discuss academics and a tuition hike in anticipation of the Trust-
ees' June 9 meeting. The university will ask the Board of Trustees to
recommend a 7 percent tuition increase for approval by the Board
of Governors. This will bring the total tuition increase up to 15 per-
cent - the maximum allowable under state law - in an effort to
decrease the current budget gap from $54 million to $30 million.
The Board will also be asked to approve a new bachelor's
program in international studies, approve applications for ten-
ure and promotions, select someone to have access to the
university's classified material and approve UF's work plan.
The work plan is a new effort requested by the Board of Governors
in which each public state university submit a report that includes
information such as university statistics, a list of budget requests
for the next legislative session and a list of five goals for the next
two to three years.

UF's five goals include:

1. Improving baccalaureate retention and the graduation rate
* UF's graduation rate improved from 58 percent to 64 percent from
2008 to 2009.
* UF Provost Joe Glover said the goal now is to understand that phe-
nomenon and try to maintain the upward trend.

2. Expanding distance education and electronic platform courses
* uF Piesident emnie Macnen Ias cited the expansion of distance
education as an important source or revenue tfo the university , that
ma, become :Lucial as state budget cuts continue to loll in
* Last ,ea I.IF made $5, million from enrollment in distance educa-
tion
* 3iover discussed the possibility of Ceating 24 general education
electives that wiii be available statewide on an electronic piatfoi m This
may be one Of the Iequests made fo0 the 2012 legislative session

3. Improving access to education through the creation of the new
spring/summer cohort of students
* This is a new group of students who will only be enrolled in on-cam-
pus classes duringthe spring and summer semesters.
* The policy is expected to bring about 2,000 new students to UF and
will begin in January 2013.

4. Completing the Florida Innovation Hub
* Tie huD is a tacihty that wiii support sta t.uip companies lased on
UF iseaicn it iiill be part of the 40.acre innovation SCiuae beingcon.
sti ucted neai SW Second Avenue

5. Completing the research center at Lake Nona
* Lake Nona is an estimated $61 million, 60,000-square foot research
facility being constructed in Orlando.
* Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a $6 million fund designated for the project,
leaving UF searching for additional funding in order to complete con-
struction.
* Machen has previously addressed the possibility of putting the proj-
ect on hold in the face of recent budget cuts.
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4, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


UF RESEARCH

Officials break ground on new $45M research facility

By EMILY MORROW
Alligator Writer

UF broke ground Thursday on its new Clinical and Trans-
lational Research Building, a $45 million, 120,000-square-
foot complex expected to be completed by January 2013.
The facility will work to streamline the transition of medical
research from the lab to the doctor's office by centralizing re- gap %
search currently scattered around campus.
"Scientists working in the new building will accelerate dis- tS
cover and translate it into practice," said Dr. Marco Pahor,
director of the UF Institute onAging, one of the programs that .
will be housed within the new building.
The building will also contain the Clinical and Transla-
tional Science Institute and the departments of blostastics,
biomedical informatics, epidemiology and health outcomes .
and policy.
The facility is expected to create about 175 new jobs.
A $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health,
alongside $30 million of UF funds, will pay for the facility.
The university expects to recoup its money through dona- r-
tions and research. - "
The building's design incorporates environmentally ' --
friendly features such as the use of low-emission building '
materials as well as light sensor and water conservation tech- - ' .
nologies. -.-
These design features will exceed the Leadership in En-
ergy and Environmental Design program's requirements to . .
reach the highest rating for green building- Platinum Plus. .
Dr. David Nelson, the director of the UF Clinical and "- .
Translational Science Institute, said the facility will contain .
a broad range of research, including investigations on aging, . . . "
cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, muscular dystro- Max Reed/ Alligator
phy and rare diseases. UF President Bernie Machen, with officials involved in the construction of the Clinical and Translational Resea
"[It is] an effort that will reach well beyond the corner of Building, pose for the groundbreaking Thursday at the northeast corner of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Dri
Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand," he said.


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JOPLIN, Mo. - Exactly a week after Joplin was
nearly leveled by the deadliest tornado to strike the
U.S. in decades, President Barack Obama visited the
Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises
of help.
Obama came face to face Sunday with the legions
of homeless, consoling the community as it remem-
bered the more than 130 people killed in the storm.
The memorial service erupted in cheers when Obama
said, "I promise you your country will be there with
you every single step of the way," a pledge he extend-
ed to all parts of the nation raked by violent storms
this season.
Hundreds stood in Joplin's Cunningham Park for
a moment of silence at 5:41 p.m. - to mark the first
report of the tornado - surrounded by wrecked cars
and twisted poles. Many in the crowd wore white T-
shirts emblazoned, "Joplin's Heart Will Sing Again."
"We will rebuild Joplin," City Manager Mark Rohr
told the crowd. "You have my word on it."
The Joplin tornado was the worst to hit the United
States in decades. Hundreds were injured, and 39
people remained unaccounted for as of late Sunday.
There are four more people whom family members
have reported as deceased, but those deaths haven't
been, .n.: Ill, confirmed.
Air Force One flew over a massive swath of brown
- a land of flattened houses and stripped trees - on
its approach to Joplin. On the ground, the destruction
was even more stark and complete. Obama confront-
ed painful sights at every turn and said nothing in his
life measured up to what he saw this day.
Yet he spoke, too, of redemptive moments, the
stoicism of the community and tales of plain luck.
He told a story of a man he talked to who had taken
a chicken pot pie out of the oven, heard the storm
was coming, hid in a closet and "came out without


a scratch." Obama celebrated the spirit of volunteers
who have flocked to Joplin to help, the pickup truck
owners who ferried people to the hospital and the
citizens who lined up for hours to donate blood to
people they don't know.
"You've demonstrated a simple truth," he told the
service, "that amid heartbreak and tragedy, no one is
a stranger. Everybody is a brother. Everybody is a sis-
ter. We can all love one another."
Obama got a notably warm reception in this con-
servative part of Missouri. His remarks were tailored
for a religious service, with quotes from Scripture,
references to the love that binds people to each other,
and comments on the essential goodness of human-
ity. The stories of the storm lead us to "put aside our
petty grievances," the president said. "There are he-
roes all around us, all the time. So, in the wake of this
tragedy, let us live up to their example: to make each
day count."
Before the service, Obama's motorcade pulled
into a neighborhood where downed
National trees cleaved open houses, roofs
News were stripped or blown off, cars
were cratered and splintered wood
was everywhere. He saw nothing in-
tact, but rather small domestic sights - a view into a
room with a TV still in place, a recliner sitting amid
rubble, a washer-dryer standing next to a decimated
house. American flags were planted here and there
in the mess.
To those working at the scene, the president said:
"We appreciate everything you guys are doing. God
bless you." One volunteer told him that people were
coming in from other states to help in any way they
could.
"This is notjust . ..... , :,_.-d " Obama said. "This
is a national tragedy, and that means there will be a
national response." He said: "We are going to be here
long after the cameras leave."


Staff
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City officials talk


two-in-one election


* OFFICIALS HAVE UNTIL
OCT. 1 TO DECIDE.

By LISA JARDIM
Alligator Contributing Writer

Gainesville residents might
have to wait a little longer to find
out the day they are supposed to
vote for their future leadership.
There has been talk of the
city hosting its spring elections
in conjunction with the Florida
presidential primary, which is
slated to take place Jan. 31. Do-
ing this, proponents say, would
save the city money and lead to
a higher voter turnout for city
elections, which have been dis-
mal in recent years.
In a recent city commission
meeting, Elizabeth Waratuke,
an assistant city attorney, said
having the city election with
the presidential primaries could
lead to a reduction as high as
$200,000.
According to the city's cur-
rent ordinance, a date for the
city election must be selected by
July 1.
However, one of the provi-
sions in the election bill signed
by Gov. Rick Scott last week
may hinder the selection of that
date.
Normally, the date selection
for the presidential preference
primaries in Florida is decided
by the legislative during the


legislative session, but the bill
stated that the date will now be
decided by a selected commit-
tee.
The committee has until Oct.
1 to make a decision.
Alachua County Supervi-
sor of Elections Pam Carpenter
said in a recent interview that
the city could wait until the state
decided on a date to make its
decision.

"We are having an
election whenever the
state says we are having
one."
Pam Carpenter
Supervisor of Elections

"We are having an election
whenever the state says we are
having one," she said. "If the
city chooses to piggyback, they
will need to have their informa-
tion in to us in a time frame that
will allow us to go to print with
our ballot."
A shorter time period, Car-
penter said, will tighten the time
line to reserve 1i. ll ,,- locations
and train poll workers, which
could potentially increase the
overall election budget.
Despite Tallahassee formali-
ties, the City Commission has
unanimously passed an ordi-
nance that puts the election date
on Jan. 31.


Back from Europe, Obama con-


soles tornado-ravaged Missouri






TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5


Midtown gets crafty as summer business slows


Max Reed/ Alligator Staff
Stephen Alford, with Alford's Affordable Services, poses after touching up Tijuana Flats' storefront. Tijuana
Flats, as well as other midtown restaurants and bars, are seeing fewer customers in the summer months.


* BUSINESSES TURN TO
USING PROMOTIONS.

By KELLI FOLSE
Alligator Contributing Writer

The summer heat has arrived.
Students have fled the city, and the
midtown business drought is on.
During the fall and spring se-
mesters, Tijuana Flats, located
on University Avenue, normally
makes $20,000 a month, said man-
ager Nick Roland. When summer
rolls around, the number plum-
mets to $1,000.
Since the restaurant is not open
late, it doesn't draw business from
the bar scene, Roland said. So, dur-
ing these months, the business
leans on its promotional tools:
Taco Tuesdays, buy-one-get-one-
free specials, an online newsletter
and discounts for faculty and pub-
lic servants.
The Italian Gator, a small pizza
stand just down the road, has been
utilizing a new strategy to stop the
summer bleeding - lots of free
stuff.
The restaurant has started us-
ing tools like Groupon to try to lure
customers to its service window,
said general manager Damon Bai-
ley.


By doing so, he said, the restau-
rant is avoiding the same fate as its
neighbors.
They have also introduced a
VIP Lunch Club Card, valid Mon-
day through Friday between 11
a.m. and 3 p.m., which offers a free
soda or bottled water with the pur-
chase of two slices of pizza.
"It's taken a bit of time for the
steam to build up," said Bailey,
"but it's been pretty good - a really
big relief."
Even a larger entity like Miller
Lite is trying to find ways to boost
sales during the slow season.
One way Miller Lite has tried
to generate business is by creat-
ing a Taste Points system. Points
are given out in bars or printed on
cases of Miller Lite. Customers can
redeem prizes online with a certain
number of points.
The company has also tried to
promote sales by transforming its
promotional models into "Liteg-
uards" by having them wear com-
pany-branded bathing suits and
whistles out to the bars.
One such model, Nicole Von-
derhaar, said the Liteguards have
been a hit with bar-goers.
"People will get all excited and
say things like 'Are you guys real
life guards? Because I think I need
saving,'" she said.


NATIONAL

Tech mogul pays bright minds not to go to college


SAN FRANCISCO - Instead
of paying attention in high school,
Nick Cammarata preferred to read
books on whatever interested him.
He also has a gift for coding that
got him into Carnegie Mellon Uni-
versity's esteemed computer science
program despite his grades.
But the 18-year-old programmer
won't be going to college this fall. Or
maybe ever.
Cammarata is one of two dozen
winners of a scholarship just award-
ed by San Francisco tech tycoon Pe-
ter Thiel that comes with a unique
catch: The recipients are being paid
not to go to college.
Instead, these teenagers and
20-year-olds are getting $100,000
each to chase their entrepreneurial
dreams for the next two years.
"It seems like the perfect point in
our lives to pursue this kind of proj-
ect," says Cammarata of Newbury-
port, Mass., who along with 17-year-
old David Merfield will be working
on software to upend the standard
approach to teaching in high school
classrooms.
Merfield, the valedictorian of his
Princeton, N.J., high school class,
is turning down a chance to go to
Princeton University to take the fel-
lowship.
Thiel himself hand-picked the
winners based on the potential of
their proposed projects to change
the world.
One winner wants to create a
mobile banking system for the de-
veloping world. Another is work-
ing to create cheaper biofuels. One
wants to build robots that can help
out around the house.
The prizes come at a time when
debate in the U.S. over the value of
higher education has become heat-
ed. New graduates mired in student


loan debt are encountering one of
the toughest job markets in decades.
Rising tuition and diminishing pros-
pects have led many to ask whether
college is actually worth the time
and money.
"Turning people into debt slaves
when they're college students is re-
ally not how we end up building a
better society," Thiel says.
Thiel made his fortune as a co-
founder of online payment service
PayPal shortly after graduating
from Stanford Law School. He then
became the first major investor in
Facebook. In conversation and as
a philanthropist, Thiel pushes his
strong belief that innovation has
stagnated in the U.S. and that radical
solutions are needed to push civili-
zation forward.
The "20 Under 20" fellowship is
one such effort. Thiel believes that
the best young minds can contribute
more to society by skipping college
and bringing their ideas straight to
the real world.
And he has the shining example
of Facebook to back up his claim.
Thiel's faith in the world-changing
potential of Harvard dropout Mark
Zuckerberg's idea led him to invest
$500,000 in the company, a stake
that is now worth billions.
Still, the Zuckerbergs of the tech
industry are famous because they
are the exceptions. Silicon Valley is
littered with decades worth of failed
tech start-ups.
Vivek Wadhwa, director of re-
search at Duke University's Center
for Entrepreneurship and a writer
for TechCrunch and Bloomberg
Businessweek, has assailed Thiel's
program for sending what he sees
as the message that anyone can be
Mark Zuckerberg.
"Silicon Valley lives in its own


bubble. It sees the world through
its own prism. It's got a distorted
view," Wadhwa says.
Thiel says the "20 Under 20"
program shouldn't be judged on
the basis of his own educational
background or even the merits of
his critique of higher education. He
urges his critics to wait to see what
the fellows achieve over the next
two years.
According to data compiled by
the Georgetown University Center
on Education and the Workforce,
workers with college degrees were
laid off during the Great Recession


at a much lower rate than workers
without degrees. College graduates
were also more likely to be rehired.
But for fellowship recipients like
John Burnham, 18, such concerns
pale next to the idealism of youth.
At his prep school in western Massa-
chusetts, Burnham started an alter-
native newspaper to compete with
the school's official publication.
Now his ambitions have grown.
Burnham believes that the
world's growing population will
put an unsustainable strain on the
planet's natural resources. That's
why he's looking to other worlds to


meet humanity's needs.
Specifically, he believes that min-
ing operations on asteroids could
hold the key. For the next two years,
he'll be studying rocket propulsion
technology and puzzling through
the economics of interplanetary re-
source extraction.
"This fellowship is so much of a
better fit for my personality than I
think college would be," Burnham
says. "When you get an opportunity
of the magnitude of this fellowship,
I couldn't see myself being able to
wait."
-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


AP Photo
In this May 27, 2011 photo, John Burnham, one of two dozen recipients of a unique scholarship, walks
past a space mural on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral.






6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


Editorial

He Did It Again!

But then again, it's Rick

Scott (he tends to do this)

This isn't even fun anymore.
Typically, we'd thumb our noses to authority over
any kind of miscarriage of budgeting, but this one's
just too easy. It sucks the joy right out of it.
Now, Gov. Rick Scott is just pissing us off.
Scott, a member of the so-called "party of no," solidified
himself as the "governor of no" when he vetoed a record
$615 million from the budget.
This translates into a loss of about $12 million of fund-
ing for UF, a figure that leaves some university projects in
limbo.
Money for a statewide research effort on brain tumors?
"Sorry, thanks for playing."
Some cash to help out a local community health clinic run
by UF's College of Nursing?
"No soup for you!"
A little dough to fix stuff when it breaks?
"Nah trick nah!"
The shocker was that $5.3 million for maintenance and
repairs. That forces UF officials to make tough decisions
should a situation arise where serious repairs to infrastruc-
ture are needed.
We better hope this unbearable heat doesn't knock one of
our air conditioning systems out, or this place may start to
feel like a real swamp.
We know the tired logic behind his hatred of spending:
You can't just throw money at the problem.
Well, Mr. Scott, you can't horde your way into prosperity,
either.
We understand cuts have to be made and not everything
is going to survive those cuts. Perhaps the research and aca-
demic facility at Lake Nona can stand to be put on hold for
now.
But vetoing funding for programs that actually have some
scientific standing is no way to go about digging a technolo-
gy-and-innovation-starved state out of the hole it's in.
Focusing on the results, a method Slick Rick is quick
to support, involves taking time and yes, spending a little
coin.
So he refused to fund what he considers "wasteful spend-
ing." But not only does he insult the importance of local
projects, but he turns the signing of the budget into a mem-
bers-only party.
When he signed the budget at The Villages Thursday, a
group of Democrats was unceremoniously ejected from the
proceeding.
Sorry, liberals. No to you, too!
Sumter County sheriff's deputies said the event was "pri-
vate" as they kicked the group out.
Problem is, it wasn't.
Scott's people maintain that it was a public event. The Vil-
lages Daily Sun, the local newspaper, advertised it as such.
The deputies had received their instructions from a spe-
cial assistant to Scott, Russ Abrams, who refused to talk to
the press on the issue.
Guess there is a new sheriff in town.
A Scott aide made a stupid mistake that makes his boss
look like partisan schoolboy sitting in his tree house with a
big sign nailed on the side: NO DEMS ALLOWED!
Well, Scott doesn't really need much help with project-
ing that image. He's already etched himself into Florida's
history as a incredibly unpopular man with stubborn and
highly unreasonable beliefs about how to cope with budget
issues.
For a man who daily rapes the state of Florida, "no" is
just another word in the way of the red pen.


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Column

Leave it to prophets to ruin a good party
spending doom arrived May 21, 2011. At least the Mayans give us an ex-
Well, it's May 31, 2011, and I see no demons rising tension to Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:11 p.m.
from the ash mounts of hell. Personally, I give more credence to
We have had our fair share of disasters in recent years: them. At least their guess is based
Y2K, anthrax scares, SARS, AIDS, Bird Flu, tsunamis, ty- on the sun's alignment in the center
phoons, earthquakes and global economic meltdowns. Now of the Milky Way for the first time in
we have tornadoes in the Midwest going completely Charlie Shea Ford 26,000 years rather than the writings
Sheen. So maybe God is PMSing at least a little bit. Expect his letters@alligator org of old desert scribblings where num-
wrath to i:.i .,ll-I.. ..:. once His menstruation starts, and trust bers written in the book by the author
me, God has quite a heavy flow. were meant to be interpreted differ-
What is the fascination with the world ending? Are our ently than how they were written.
lives so boring that people actually "hope" for some type Fundamentalists, however, believe the Bible is meant to
of cosmic shitshow to make things more interesting? What be taken word for word - except the numbers in it. Those are
makes you think you are awesome enough to interpret His meant to be "interpreted."
"Word" to the exact date? Don't you suppose that God "Shea, wouldn't the rest of the Bible be open to interpreta-
would be pissed at you for thinking you are arrogant enough tion then?"
to even consider the possibility that you could decipher His I 1 -*-. Just the numbers in it."
super-secret plan? "What about the Book of Numbers?"
Give Him some credit. What point is there in divinity if "Shut up or you will burn in hell!"
there is no mystery or overarching badassery? A belief in a I was under the impression that perhaps a miscalcula-
Christian God should support his eternal dominance, the tion would instill Camping's followers with a little humility.
type that turned jabronis into pillars of salt. They would have bought thousands of party hats and noise-
And what about the surprise? God planned a surprise makers only to be terribly disappointed at their inability to
party for the past 7,000 years for Jesus on Earth with plenty wear them proudly on their Savior's return in May.
of fireworks and demon smashing, and you have the audac- Do they lose their faith? Do they continue going to work
ity to ruin it? as if nothing happened? Of course not. Obviously Jesus was
Why don't you just take the first piece of cake for yourself busy, so he had to reschedule. No biggie.
while you're at it, ya big dick? Attention everyone. The physical Rapture will now be
What is more frustrating is the fact that these are based October 21, 2011. Make sure to set the event in your Google
on undeniable "proof." Harold Camping has stated that one calendar.
day for the Lord is obviously a thousand years. Since the As for me, I cannot side with a group of people who try
flood occurred in 4990 B.C., the spiritual apocalypse would to avoid the fun of killing demons. Have fun floating up to
definitely come 7,000 years later in 2011. Heaven naked while I curbstomp the spawn of Satan.
The date of May 21 is represented by 722,500 days af- Or perhaps I'll wait for the Mayan destruction. At least
ter the crucifixion. Determined by 5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17. there was an entertaining movie about that.
These numbers were selected of course because they were Shea Ford is a psychology senior at UF. His column appears on
religiously symbolic. Tuesday.
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Letter to the Editor
Gov. Scott is killing education one penstroke at a time
When Gov. Rick Scott announced his budget proposal in
February, the word education " was notably absent from the
political event. And when he did roll out his education bud-
get proposal, it called for slashing already underfunded public
schools by more than 10 percent.
The education budget approved by the Legislature did not
cut schools as deeply as the governor recommended, but it was
almost as irresponsible. Teachers and other school employ-
ees will lose their jobs, programs will be drastically cut, and
schools will be closed. Florida's classrooms cannot be protected
from these decisions.
On Thursday at his political event announcing what items
he would veto out of the state budget, the governor made a
big show of saying he was putting money back in the schools'
budget. It was a politically expedient message for a governor
with plummeting poll numbers but also a cruel suggestion
for school employees who face layoffs and furloughs and for
school children who attend Florida's inadequately funded
school systems.
This Legislature handed out more than $300 million in tax
cuts in a year while the education budget was slashed. The
governor lobbied hard for these tax cuts, but didn't lift a finger
to prevent the real harm that will be caused by cuts in educa-
tion and health and human services.
Andy Ford is president of the Florida Education Association.


Column

Lost in the sauce: A hitchhiker's (hazy)


Igulp a frosty mug of Pabst, wink at Gerry and ask, "Hey
Hank, when are you going to start serving blacks in here?"
Mueller's steel eyes glare at Gerry and me. He sneers
then spits out a robotic response.
"As soon as I find someone stupid enough to eat them."
I give Gerry my "holy shit" look.
Less than three miles from Charleston Air Base, Mueller's is
run, and owned, by two German racists, Hank and Jim. They
won't serve blacks and don't like whites.
It's 1968 in South Carolina, yet nobody has heard of the
Orangeburg Massacre.



"Why not come to Jacksonville this weekend?"
Gerry's smile invites larceny. "My pal Waldo and me will
take you to a joint that makes the best Singapore slings in Flor-
ida."
Blessed with teeth like Chiclets, premature-gray hair, and a
tall athletic build, Gerry wows the chicks, but I'm not bottom
feeding. I hang out with him because he drinks like a dying
man.
"I don't know, Gerry," I say. "I'm strapped."
"Don't be a pussy," he fires back. "Crash and eat at my
house. You only need booze money."
"Besides," he adds, "my sister's a piece of ass"
"You're using your sister for bait?"
"She'll like you man. Take her to the movies. See how it
plays out."



Asleep on the couch at Gerry's house, I hear a rumbling in
the kitchen. I open one eye and spy Gerry's drunken old man
pissing into the refrigerator.
I eat out the entire weekend.



The next night finds Gerry, Waldo and I sitting on stools in
the promised oasis. We're pounding Singapore slings. Within
two hours, it's painfully obvious I'm out of my league. I can't
keep pace and am fading fast.
When closing hour rolls around, I'm useless protoplasm
that Gerry pours into Waldo's car.
For the second straight night, rumbling startles me out of a
coma-like sleep.
"This one's alive. He's moving."
A bright light hits my eyes. I try to make sense of that last
sentence. My jaw feels as if Joe Frazier knocked me out. I regain
my senses and spit out crumpled enamel like so many bits of
sand.
I see only the car's roof. My head rests on the seat and my


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knees on the floor.
An oak tree mushrooms from the
car's hood. The car's fenders embrace
the tree. To my left sits a mangled steer-
ing wheel, and the windshield has dis-
appeared.
Don't move. Piece it together, what
the hell happened? What did Waldo say


before you passed out?
"You'll like this baby. I got it for a
song. Let me show you what it can do."
Tossed through the missing windshield like two duffel
bags, Gerry and Waldo are dead. Veins that pumped gin and
blood hours before are now wrapped in body bags and lifted
into an ambulance.
I start to feel each limb: delicately, slowly, hazily. My arms
are fine. My legs are fine. No leaks. No sign of blood.
I look at the paramedic examining my chest, then the E.M.S.
bus.
How can this be? My two friends are dead, and except for
broken enamel, I'm unscathed.

* U U

My drunkenness saved my life. When my chin hit the dash-
board, my teeth absorbed the full-force of the crash. Miracu-
lously, I was knocked cold.
"Fifteen years on the job, I never saw anyone walk away
from a wreck that bad," the state trooper said.

* U U

My disease won't nourish mourning. Gerry got a bad break,
the luck of the draw.
After his death, I resume gambling, drinking and drug-
ging.
In 1966, Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" depicted
two murderers hitchhiking. They're determined to kill the next
Good Samaritan who picks them up.
The book's grizzly murders haunt my psyche the way
"Jaws" haunts future generations. One night after a bad bout
with booze at Mueller's, I hitchhike the short ride back to
base.
It's well past 2 a.m., but cars still stop along this short strip
for servicemen. So despite the rain, and imagined menace, I de-
cide to "thumb it."
A pick-up truck pulls over. I leap into the passenger seat.
"Thanks a lot man," I tell the driver. "I really appreciate you
stopping."
I size up my benefactor through bleary eyes and note the
hands on the steering wheel look like canned hams. The driver
doesn't acknowledge my presence. He slowly accelerates back
onto the main drag.


guide to alcoholism
"I was only out there a couple of minutes when you came
along. I'm just going up the road to the air base," I say.
Still the taciturn driver stares straight ahead.
"I've been in Charleston almost two years, but I'm from N.Y.
i.. ' 1,. 11. You from around here?"
Still nothing, he just stares into the night's deluge. The black-
ness smothers the deserted road.
I begin to feel antsy.
Most people pick up hitchhikers for company. They break
up the monotony of a long trip, or, in my case, help out some-
one in a jackpot. This guy's different. He's mute. He hasn't
turned his head or taken his two giant mitts off the wheel.
F**k him. I combat silence with silence. It's no skin off my
ass. At least I'm out of the rain. Soon, I'll be back in the barracks.
I resign myself to silence.
The stillness doesn't last.
"You really didn't learn a thing from that accident in Jack-
sonville. Did you?" the stranger says.
What the f**k!?! What did he say? Did I hear this guy right?
I gotta be f*****g drunk. He couldn't have said that."
"Excuse me? What did you say?"
The driver turns, his face stolid. He says nothing. Bug-eyed,
he stares through me, not at me.
My heart races, I'm terrified. I'm just a kid. I turn away.
The windshield wiper's cadence beats time with my heart's
palpitations. I calculate.
If I jump out of a car moving 55 mph, can I survive? When I
hit the ground, will I be all right to run?
The storm worsens. The road ahead appears as sleek as a
seal's back. Momentarily, the stranger focuses on the curves of
the road.
Less than a mile from the base, I start to shake and sniffle.
Finally the truck slows and comes to a halt outside the en-
trance to the base The driver turns again, stares then waits a
month before he chants one bone-chilling sentence.
"Nice night for a murder."
I spring the handle on the door and bolt. I don't offer him
a " thanks" or a "f**k you." I never hear the truck accelerate. I
don't look back.
Nice night for a murder? Was he playing a game? What was
that stuff about Jacksonville? How did he know?
Good or bad, my mania forbids lingering. My brain hops
like a frog on speed. I reflect on both incidents but refute mysti-
cal explanations.
He said Jacksonville taught me nothing. He was right, but
I'll learn.
Unfortunately, my new professors speak Vietnamese and
wear black pajamas.
Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran,former Bronx firefighter
and pub and restaurant owner. O'Connor is currently a journal-
ism major at UF and a standup comic. The irreverent and acerbic
O'Connor performs free standup around Gainesville.


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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


ALLIGATOR
www.alligator.org/classifieds


"I For Rent
furnished

$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
8-15-11-25-1



The Landings
All-Inclusive 3/3's
ONLY $459
$49 Signing Fees
www.TheLandingsUF.com
352-336-3838
8-15-25-1


1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
www.ApartmentslnGainesville.com
8-15-25-1








Student friendly 2/2's and 4/4's
42" TV in EVERY apt
Text 'GP' to 47464 for more info!
8-15-25-1

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
8-15-11-25-1


"ALL INCLUSIVE LUXURY**
Almost Full for Fall!
2BR/2BA w/Roommate Matching Available
Direct Bus Route to Campus!
www.EnclaveUf.com 376.0696
8-15-11-25-1


Gainesville Place Apts
4 BUS ROUTES TO UF!
4/4 Furnished & All-Inclusive
ONLY $449 per person!
(352) 271-3131 -- GainesvillePlace.com
8-15-25-1


For Rent


For Rent
furnished


Qr The _



at Santa Fe
Leasing 4 Summer & Fall
Great Specials & New Amenities!
All Inclusive & steps from SFC
Starting @ $359 352.379.9300
8-15-11-25-1


1 BR 1 BAfurn apt on horse farm in Williston.
Includes util, garb, water, pest, cable, park-
ing, cent H/A, W/D, tile. NS. Refs checked.
$800/mo. Avail 1st/2nd week in May. Call
Cindy 352-443-2016. 6-9-11-10-1


GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR REDUCED
RENT. Fully furnished or unfunished up-
graded 2 Bdrm apt w/ W/D Need mature,
handy adult to occasionally show apts (other
3 currently occupied) and do minor chores.
Requires less than 4 hours/mo. Normally
rents for $735/mo. Negotiable Sorry no pets.
Call 727-423-9463. 6-9-11-9-1


4BR/4BA Countryside Apt furnished. Asking
$375/mo. 2 brms avail, beg. 8/1. Rent inc.
cable and wireless internet + util package for
elec/water. Contact Chris at 941-726-2204
or raginriv@ufl.edu w/ any questions. 5-31-
6-1


4br/4bath-$1400/month-All INCLUSIVE
Cable/Internet/Utilities($175 cap)
Fully furnished-32" HDTV in Common room
Countryside Apartments-Available 8/1/11
954.682.8352 or maggator@ufl.edu
6-2-6-1


Furnished,4bedroom,4bath,W/D, 1st
floor,$350/room, 3800 SW 20th Univ Terrace
West, includes utilities Steve 352-586-6468;
room-mate matching 7-5-11-10-1


$375-Well-maintained 4/4 SW Gville condo
avail, starting summer or fall. Less than 10
mins. from UF/Shands/Butler Plaza! RMM
match, indiv. leases, private bath, walk-in
closets, W/D, on 2 bus routes. Internet/cable
included. Call 352.514.3398. 8-26-11-25-1


2BR/2.5BA Townhouse.
Walk to UF. Avail. 8/15


The Polos $850/mo. call 877-833-2865 6-14
Roommate Matching Available
212 only $538/month per person I--
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com For Rent
8-15-11-25-1 u furnished


2 BLOCKS TO UF-$335/MO
4BR Fully Furn + All Utils. Incl. Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty, 219-2879 or
CampusWalkUF.com 8-15-25-1

2/2's & 3/3's RMM Match
HUGE Walk In Closet
Full size W/D * Pet Friendly
Prem Cable & Hi Speed Intrnt Incld
352-374-3866 * HiddenLakeUF.com
8-15-11-25-1

Starting @ $375 per bedroom
All inclusive! * Furnished
* Cable * Internet * Utilities
2 blocks from UF!
www.campuswalkapt.com 352-337-9098
8-15-11-25-1


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


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QUIET, CLEAN.
LOTS OF GREEN
1br $350. 2br $400 372-6881, 213-3901
8-15-11-25-2


** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2


1/2 2nd MONTH'S RENT!!
SPACIOUS 1285 Sqft 3BDR
ONLY $256/BED
www.arborpark.com
CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275
8-15-11-25-2



Now Leasing for Fall!
Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs
www.arlingtonsquare.org
Downtown apts from only $619
Check availability today! 338-0002
8-15-11-25-2


For Rent
l unfurnished

1/1 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome
1 MONTH FREE
Frederick Gardens
Call (352) 372-7555
8-15-11-25-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner.
538-2181 Iv message 8-15-10-25-2

Pinetree Gardens
2/1 Town home w/ w/d for $579
3br for $729.
Limited Availability. 352-376-4002
8-15-11-25-2


Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 8-15-10-25-2

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!
8-15-11-25-2

3 Bedroom Houses Starting at $1235
Move In today. Park Near UF Free!
Call 352-371-7777
8-15-11-25-2

*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
8-15-11-25-2

Spanish Trace
2/1- 1000 sq ft- $629
Great Location - Butler Plaza
Call 352-373-1111
8-15-11-25-2


2 BR starts at $1029
3 BR starts at $1219
Amazing townhome, includes:
Cable w/ HBO and Showtime
Cobblestone Apts. Call Now!
352.377.2801 8-15-25-2

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
8-15-11-25-2

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!
8-15-25-2



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One Month FREE!
Move In by June 15th
352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com
8-15-11-25-2




fiddenVillage
1/1 's Starting at $489
Water and Sewer Incl.
352-376-1248
8-15-11-25-2


For Rent
unfurnished

2/2.5 TH * $699
4/2.5 TH * 1 month FREE
W/D included * Pets welcome
352-332-7401 * thegardensuf.com
8-15-25-2



No Move-In Fees
1/1's from $659 * 3/2's from $799
FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym
www.aspenridgeuf.com
352.367.9910
8-15-11-25-2


Relaxing Upscale Apartments
2/2 Town homes & 3/3 Flats
Individual Leases, Steps to Campus
Internet, Cable & H20 Included
Furnished Units Available
379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com
8-15-11-25-2



College Manor
Studios from $505
Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111
8-15-11-25-2


Gainesville Place Apartments
Student friendly 4/4's
Only $409 per person!
www.GainesvillePlace.com
8-15-25-2


Action Real Estate Services
Houses to Condos
1-4 BR, Starting at $450
www.action-realtors.com
352-331-1133 ext 114
8-15-11-25-2



Studios starting at $509
Across from UF
Call 352-371-7777
8-15-11-25-2


Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.
Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no
pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info.
8-15-11-25-2


AVAILABLE NOW & FALL
Studio $410 @1BRs $425-495 * 3BRs $630
Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387
www.Gore-Rabell.com 8-15-11-25-2


!! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !!
* 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts!
* 2/2's and 3/2's * Pets Loved!
* Pools * Cardio * Tanning * Tennis
* Washer/Dryers * HUGE Floor Plans!
* 377-7401 * biketouf.com
8-15-11-25-2


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
8-15-11-25-2


3/2 House Available Immediately
Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants
Free UF Parking!
352.371.7777 8-15-11-25-2


For Rent
Sunfurnished

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
8-15-11-25-2


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
8-15-11-25-2


Pine Rush Villas
Sign a lease by 4/30 and enter to
win a FREE YEAR OF RENT!!
Pet Friendly No weight limit
Near UF and Oaks Mall
352-375-1519
8-15-11-25-2


Greenwich Green
2/2 for $829
Patio and Storage Closet
Call 352-372-8100
8-15-11-25-1


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
8-15-11-25-2


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 8-15-11-25-2


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!!
8-15-25-2


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
7-14-11-73-2


Courtney Greens
1/1 *$559 *Rate includes 1 month free!*
Pet Friendly No weight limit
*Brand New Energy Efficient appliances*
Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com
8-15-11-25-2


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
8-15-11-25-2


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
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"-1 For Rent
unfurnished

SPACIOUS 2BR/2BAAPT.
Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler
Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty
305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 6-2-
11-31-2

2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo.
Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot.
Incl water, - mobile home lot $260/mo 352-
376-5887 8-15-25-2

****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
6-9-11-36-2

****3401 NW 7th Place****
3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.All appliances,
W/D, closet campus, large yd. Small pets OK
Avail Aug.1, $1295 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
6-9-11-36-2

****4/3 18 NW 36th St.****
Close to campus, all appliances,
W/D, central heat/air
Avail. Aug 1, $1300 - 333-9874 or 317-7346
6-9-11-36-2

*NW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/1.5BA apt, w/Ig loft
Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800
*2BR/1.5BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new
BR carpet. $590-625. Gated patio, trees, flood
Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937
6-2-34-2

*******STUDENTS******
1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments
available for August. All close to campus.
Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 8-15-
11-25-2

Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/1s
3 blocks to UF - GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550
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
8-15-10-25-2


For Rent
unfurnished




' Gainesle Student Re mtas.

------------ Near UF ------
gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408
@5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1700
@4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500
5-31-11-32-2

bedroom $509/person
All inclusive townhome with everything in-
cluded! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture &
washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now:
352-335-4455 8-15-11-25-2


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352-375-8256
8-15-25-2


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,
$1195 333-9874, 317-7346 6-9-11-31-2

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 8-15-11-25-2


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
8-15-11-25-2


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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
8-15-11-25-2.


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 gvl132601@gmail.com
7-28-11-22-2


CON DOS.JACKSONSQUARE.US
Luxury condos 3 blocks North of UF
352-870-9453
8-15-25-2


Walk or Bike to Campus!
1,2,3,4 & 5 BR houses & condos available.
Campus Realty 352-692-3800
rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-28-11-
34-2


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
5-31-11-16-2


Clean small efficiency Quiet.Wash/dry on
prem.Wat/Sew incl NS No Pets.1/2m south
UF/Shands,2 bus routes.$399/m.Same fur-
nished $410/m 352-262-2871 Owner/agent
8-2-11-30-2


Baxter House Near Campus 1013 SW 4th
Ave. 4BR/2BA, custom designed, two story
brick home, W/D, new H A/C, hardwood
floors & walls. Much more $2,300/mo + until.
275-1259 ATucker458@aol.com 5-31-11-
8-2


1103 SW 6th Avenue Rear, 2-story brick, 1/2
block to UF, 4BR + 2/3BA, remodeled open
design, W/D, Disp, 2 A/C units, DW,MW
parking, backyard, NPets, NS. Fall $2,100 +
util. 275-1259, ATucker458@aol.com 5-31-
11-8-2


Post Apartments - 352 376 0080. 352 284
3873. postj@bellsouth.net
Clean, spacious, private apts. for calm, quiet,
stable, mature persons.
*Duckpond duplex - 920 NE 6th Ave. $700
Carport, large yard, big trees, burglar bars,
WDH, CHA, carpet.
01808 - 1830 NW 10th St.- 1 and 2 bed-
rooms. $500-$650. Private patio with lock
gate, large yard, big trees, carpet.
*1700 SW 16th Ct.- 1 and 2 br Condos $550
- $650 1 block from Shands 8-15-11-25-2


"F-For Rent
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Pinnacle Point large 2 bedroom townhouse
just minutes from UF & Butler Plaza. All of our
units are newly refurbished with all new ap-
pliances, tile, carpet, paint, light fixtures and
more! Call today for specials 352-373-7578
8-15-11-25-2


LUXURY 3/2 CREEK'S EDGE CONDO
Quiet upstairs condo. 1300 sf. Like New, Ig.
rooms, hardwood floors, upgraded
kitchen and appl. W/D. Mins to campus on
direct bus rt. $975 727-463-0560 6-30-11-
14-2


LUXURY DOWNTOWN CONDO!
Stylish City living in Regent's Park
Beautiful, huge and quiet!
Two story, 3BR/2.5 bath, w/garage
Avail in Aug @ $1600/mo.
Call Union Properties at 373-7578.
8-15-11-25-2


507 NW 39th Rd 1/1 $725-hardwood floors,
porch, w/d, pets-Y!, no pet fees, walk in
closets, fence, close to everything Newberry
& 39th rd, Avil now. MUST SEE beautiful
unit. 305-586-8255 smwhitel4@yahoo.com
6-9-11-9-2


3BR/1BA house available August in SW
Gainesville. Central heat/AC, hardwood/
tile floors, washer/dryer, carport, Florida
room, private fenced backyard with patio,
pet-friendly. $900/month. ph. 352-318-1053
6-16-11-12-2


3&4 bedroom homes avail in NW Gainesville.
Mins to UF and Santa Fe. Ideal for students/
families. Pets Welcome! Avail Aug 5.

3331 NW30th PL 3bed/2bath $975
3321 NW30th PL 4 bed/2 bath $1175

Call Ricky for more info 352-284-5119 6-7-
11-8-2


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
2 large rooms w/private baths. 10 min to UF.
Large home, quiet neighborhood. $550/mo +
utils per room. Cable, W/D, hardwood floors.
5 mins to busline. Call 352-284-0979 6-30-
11-13-2


1 MONTH FREE * NO APPLICATION FEE
* Apts Starting at $350 * Pets OK! *
Call Today.
Meadowcrest Apts. 352-378-3988
meadowcrest@wbsproperties.com
6-14-11-10-2


1/1 w/ private gated court yard in small quiet
complex. Prefect for the serious student or
quiet proffesional small pets ok. $450 mnth
call: 352 377-2150 6-16-11-10-2


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For Rent
unfurnished

1/1 Campus Edge
3rd floor, very calm. Washer, dryer, dish-
washer, stove, fridge, microwave, overlook-
ing the pool, gym. $699/m, Avail July 352-
262-2871 Owner Agent 7-14-11-16-2


OCharming 2BR 1 BA Cottage Blocks to UF
2703 NW 2nd Ave. Central h/a, laundry
with w/d, large private screened porch. No
Pets, Avail August. Grandaddy oaks. $875/
mo. 1st last $500 security. 352-332-5836
6-16-11-10-2


POOL HOUSE
4BR/3BA 2816 W Univ Ave 1 mi to UF.
Fenced-in nice backyard. W/D, DW. Avail now.
$1500/mo summer, $1600/mo fall NEG.
327-2931, 376-6183 6-16-11-10-2


The Landings
2/2.5 Townhome
ONLY $940
Includes Internet & Cable
www.TheLandingsUF.com
352-336-3838
8-15-21-2


Very nice Rockwood Villas Townhouse
3/3 for only $900.00/month-Great deal!
Large bedrooms, updated appliances,
Washer/dryer, 2 pools, lots of parking
Call Jared at (941) 737-6997 6-30-11-10-2


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 9. $1399/mo
904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net
6-16-11-8-2


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105 NW 30th St, 2200 sq ft, 3BR/2BA+ bo-
nus rm w/ bath, carport, Ig yard, pet-friendly,
12 biks to stadium, bus rte 5, 34, 43. $1700/
mo 352-281-7932 6-2-11-4-2


2BR HOUSE. Super nice, tile floors, A/C,
W/D hook-up, fenced yard, on bus route,
close to UF & SFC. $650/mo, flex lease. 914
NW 40th Ave. Call for info 352-318-8822
6-7-11-5-2


Great 3/2 House w/crpt & w/d (1100sqft)
Rent $1050/month with lease
Pets allowed :) Available June 1st
Contact Kathryn: kesamai@gmail.com
4102 NW 21st Terrace Gville, FL 32608
7-14-14-2


2BR/1 BA APARTMENT
7129 SW45th Place. $525/mo
No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114
6-30-11-10-2


HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 biks 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. $2175 352-665-8166 Iv mssg
8-15-11-21-2


LARGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice,
bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwash-
er, ice, garage, fenced yard, landscaped.
No pets. Avail Aug 16th - 1 year. $1590/mo.
352-665-8166 Iv mssg 8-15-11-21-2


1/1 POOLHOUSE
Across from Shands W/D Pets OK
Gym Tanning Utilities Gated Entry Incl.
725 sq ft. Reduced Rate $925/mo
Avail August 937-626-9882 5-31-11-3-2


LAKEWOOD VILLAS
Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm floor plans starting
at $635. Washer/Dryer, Fitness Center,
Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Sauna etc.
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-4
700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314
www.lakewoodvillas.com
text (Lakewood)@65586
8-15-11-20-2







10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


" 1 For Rent
unfurnished


SPYGLASS
Individual Leases. Furniture Pkgs. incl.
Washer/Dryer, FREE Hi-Speed internet.
Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit.
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
701 SW26nd Blvd 888-267-5078
www.spyglassapts.com
text (spyglass) 65586
8-15-11-20-2


UPPER WESTSIDE /

NANTUCKET
1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. Granite counters.
Parking avail. Walk to campus & stadium.
For info. call 352-872-4644
upperwestside@cmcapt.com
text: upperwestside@65374
8-15-11-20-2

2/2 ROCKWOOD VILLAS, $750, NEAR
MALL & UF. LOTS OF PARKING, CORNER
UNIT, HAS OWN W+D D.AGUIRRE.
AZOCAR@GMAIL.COM OR 347.878.9072
AVAILABLE JULY 1. 7-5-11-10-2

2/1 duplex in Tower Oaks Glen
Cent A/C, laundry room w/ W/D, on bus
route. No pets. $525/mo , 1st month + last
month. 6900 SW 21st Lane (352) 514-9698
6-7-11-4-2

DOWNTOWN STUDIO/GARAGE APT
416 SE 2nd St. Off-street parking, privacy.
Near main bus station. H20/sewage provid-
ed, window A/C, space heat. $420/mo. 1st,
last, sec. Call 373-6551 7-5-10-2


2BR HOUSE
Private yard. Small dog OK. $650/mo 6200
SW 13th St. 352-372-6881 or 352-213-3901
6-7-11-4-2

LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR
PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pris-
tine Bivens Arm condo. Large den/3rd BR,
hdwd firs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to
Shands/UF, bus stop. $1190/mo. 407-832-
1458 6-28-11-8-2

Quiet spacious 2 bed 1 bath house on large
fenced corner lot,screen porch, washer/dryer
hookup,pet fee,lease $750 available june 1
1123 NW 31st ave call 352 475 1586 6-9-
4-2


4bed/4 bath condo available on
7/31. $275 per person.1.5 miles
from UF; on bus line. All appli-
ances &some furniture included.
Call J. Erney at 352-328-1266. 7-7-11-10-2


F! Roommates

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
8-15-25-4


COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00
MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE
IN COST. WE DO SEMESTER 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/mo. Includes all utilities, wifi,
security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease.
727-501-3485 5-31-11-33-4

STUDENTS NEEDED - TOWNHOUSE
W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus
route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727-
729-1561 5-31-20-4

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 352-
682-9412 6-2-10-4

350/mo 2 blocks from campus
Close to downtown
814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com
6-30-11-14-4


j| Roommates


MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA
pool home near UF. Safe area across from
Plaza Royale. Bus rte. No alcohol or drugs.
$325 + 1/3 util. 2 rms available 5/13. No pets.
371-3837 6-7-11-9-4

ROOMMATES WANTED! 2 student girl
roommates looking for 1-2 roommates to
share 4 bed/2 bath home. W/D,kitchen/din-
ing/living/family rooms, side patio, fenced in
yard $500/month everything included. Great
location within 5 miles of campus!
Call Megan, (386)441-8208. 6-7-7-4

$350 moves you in! No deposit or last months
rent. Mature male student to share furnished
4/2. FR, LR, W/D, maid service, yrd man, 5
min from UF, new kitchen, big yard. No pets,
non-smoker. (813) 362-7729 or 362-7881
6-7-11-5-4

Male college student wanted for gated
4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own
BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, ear-
ly stop on UF bus rte. Utils incl. $400/mo. No
deposit 863-634-1893 6-30-11-10-4

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 352-357-9656, or 352-636-4814
6-30-11-10-4

Grad student looking for female students
in fully furnished 4/4 condo at Countryside.
$425/month. Includes cable/internet, utilities,
W/D. On 2 bus routes. Contact Megan 727-
542-8155. 6-16-11-6-4


r Real Estate

NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF
For Info on ALL Condo for Sale,
Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or
Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551
8-15-25-5

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
8-15-25-5

WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN!
THE PALMS - New Ultra-Luxury Condos.
Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric
Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879
8-15-25-5


Perfect 2/2 Townhouse 3.5 miles UF
$135,500. Master bdrm upstairs. New A/C,
kitchen appliances, siding, and much more.
Pictures, ect at Realtor.com MLS #319897.
352-376-9756 6-16-11-9-5


BED - QUEEN - $120 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand,
new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will
deliver. 8-15-11-25-6

BED - FULL SIZE - $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 8-15-11-25-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT - $400
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-372-
7490 8-15-11-25-6

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. 8-15-25-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850
(352) 372-7490 8-15-25-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846
8-15-25-6


J m 1 Furnishings


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 8-15-25-6

**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.
8-15-25-6

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. 8-15-25-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard,
Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell,
can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-15-11-25-6


F computers

CASH PAID for Laptops
Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops
Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz
8-15-11-25-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-15-11-95-7

A+ Mobile PC Repair
Our technicians provide fast and thorough
computer repairs, at an affordable price.
We come to you. (352) 212-1220
APlusMobile@rocketmail.com
9-2-11-30-7





***PARKING@@@
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 8-15-10-25-2

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more.
All individuals interested in bidding go to:
surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370
8-15-10-25-10


GOATS FOR SALE
Charlie - 352-278-1925 8-15-25-10





***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM**
FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER
REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM
& AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE
PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 8-15-
25-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service!
Great Scooters, Service & Prices!
118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271
www.NS4L.com
8-15-11-25-11



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
8-15-11-25-11



**SCOOTER RENTALS**
Rent for a day, week, month or semester.
Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271
www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-15-
11-25-11

STAND OR SIT S POWERFUL MOBILITY
15-20 mile range, 15-20 mph. Easy to take
apart. 300 lb capacity, 500 watt - battery op-
erated Excellent for Campus & Fun $975 &
up. Call today J&S Assoicates 352-339-5158
6-30-11-9-11


I nl Motorcycles, MopedsJ WII


***Road Rat Motors***
Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator
Grads! New scooters starting at $899. lyr
Parts AND labor warranties included. 376-
6275 RoadRatMotors.com 8-15-11-20-11

Road Rat Motors is Gville's #1 service facility.
We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups
available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest
turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we
know how to treat our customers! 376-6275
8-15-11-20-11






CARS - CARS Buy6Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
8-15-25-12


WE BUY JUNK CARS
Titles Only. Call KT
352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 8-15-11-
25-12


**HEADLINERS SAGGING?**
POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK?
On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973
Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville
8-15-25-12


I BUY CARS & TRUCKS
Call Anytime 352-339-5158
6-30-11-65-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
60 day payoff
On cash vehicles
Pay off time negotiable
352-338-1999 8-15-95-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
All vehicles $0 down!
No credit check
Cash vehicles $1000 and up!
352-338-1999 8-15-95-12


92 Eagle Talon $1499
89 Ford Bronco II $1299
94 Ford Taurus $1299
01 Mits Montero $2999
352-338-1999 8-15-95-12

96 Cadillac Deville $1999
00 Hyundai Elantra $1999
98 Ford F250 $2500
96 BMW318TI $3999
352-338-1999 8-15-95-12


99 Ford F150 $3999
02 Chevy Blazer $4999
01 Chevy Silverado $5999
98 Dodge Durango $6999
352-338-1999 8-15-95-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
Certified vehicles
No credit checks
Move vehicle $500 & up!
352-375-9090 8-15-95-12

SUNRISE AUTO SALES
No credit check, buy here pay here
Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans
30 day warranty
352-375-9090 8-15-95-12


Autos


04 Ford Taurus $5999
02 Chevy Camero $6999
03 GMC Sonoma $6999
05 Chevy Monte Carlo $6999
352-375-9090 8-15-95-12

05 Saturn Ion $7999
02 Nissan Xterra $8999
05 Chevy Trailblazer $9999
05 Toyota Camry $10,999
352-375-9090 8-15-95-12











St. Francis House is a
homeless shelter and soup kitchen
located in downtown Gainesville
and we are looking for help
from volunteers like you.
St. Francis House is in need of donations
such as personal hygiene items
and household cleaners such as
bleach and liquid Lysol.
If you are interested in helping,
please contact
Denise Fanning at (352) 378-9079
or by e-mail at
sfhcoor@stfranchis.cfcoxmail.com


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold * Diamonds * Gems * Class Rings
* ETC * Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009.
8-15-25-13

Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's lost
what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


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
8-15-25-13

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
6-2-11-25-13






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


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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11


ill Help Wanted


BARTENDING
$300 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 8-15-10-25-14


F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, sal-
ary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352-
371-4000. 6-2-11-8-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and computer science needed for
various positions. Flexible schedules and
competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more
at www.gleim.com/employment 8-15-10-
25-14


$STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$
For gently used clothing/accessories & fur-
niture. No appt.necessary! - Sandy's Savvy
Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St.
372-1226 sandysresale.com 8-15-11-25-14


Sll Help Wanted


***ATTENTION SMOKERS !00*
OO**Do you want to quit smoking?O*
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
5-31-72-14


City of Gainesville Parks/Rec
Dept. is now hiring for seasonal
recreation and aquatics positions
Competitive pay in great work
environment! Apply online today



ATTN SMOKERS!!!!
Need participants for study assessing the
effects of various activities on smoking.
COMPENSATION provided. Call 336-406-
3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com
5-31-13-14


(352) 377- 0383 r a . s.. 4488 NW 6th St.
www.cityautorepair.com Gainesville, FL 32609
Facebook* R
"Where we treat you like family"
All of your auto repair needs.

We pick you up & drop you off.

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


ACROSS
1 McCartney
bandmate
6 Minimal effort
10 "It seems to me,"
online
14 Fax predecessor
15 Makes collars,
say
16 Armstrong on the
moon
17 Port of call
19 Hindu royal
20 Rip to shreds
21 City near Lake
Tahoe
22 Inner Hebrides
isle
23 Switch settings
24 Readily
interchangeable,
fashionwise
27 Bygone deliverer
29 "Rabbit, Run"
author
30 Office copy
31 Aid for a ref's
review
34 Original
Dungeons &
Dragons co.
35 Office fund for
minor expenses
38 Held a hearing,
say
41 Give a rude
awakening to
42 African capital
contained in its
country's name
46 Easily bent
48 Ochoa of the
LPGA
49 Head locks
53 Upsilon follower
54 Bozo, in Bath
55 Take it easy
56 Place for a snow
blower
57 Barrel of laughs
58 Horseplay, and a
hint to the starts
of 17-, 24-,35-
and 49-Across
60 Pacific island
half?
61 Masterful server
62 "Fame" singer
David, 1975
63 Attends to, as a
dry stamp pad
64 Terrier type
65 Jokes around


DOWN
1 Largest of the
Virgin Islands
2 "Separate Tables"
dramatist Rattigan
3 Four-time Indy
500 winner
4 Senate majority
leader Harry
5 Prescriptions, for
short
6 County northeast
of London
7 Insurance giant
8 Beatles concert
reaction, often
9 Uncanny gift, for
short
10 Encroachment
11 Wasn't kidding
12 Takes by force
13 Ending for pay
18 Ireland, in poetry
22 Identity thief, e.g.
24 Dada pioneer
25 Russian
assembly
26 "I've Grown
Accustomed to
Face"
28 Swabbing tool
31 R-V connectors
32 Lille lily
33 Mo. to see Dracula


By Gail Grabowski and Bruce Venzke
(c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.


36 Pooch in Oz
37 "Ben- "
38 Dashboard abbr.
39 Walking-on-air
feeling
40 Craft using the
element Sn
43 Reunion
attendees
44 Come into some
money, maybe
45 Answered
affirmatively


47 Tough
watchdogs
48 Disney girl who
adopted Stitch
50 Shepherd's
charge
51 Comfy-cozy
52 Actress Woodard
56 Plumlike fruit
57 Baseball stat
58 Coll. helpers
59 Word after a
transitive vb.


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J ll Help Wanted


FT prof NANNY needed NOW $15/hr;
3 kids under 5;M-F 48hrs;+OT/ wkds; grads
welcomed; refs/bkkg ch; billing. Span/Eng;
long term; Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail
resume, pix, to gnv@nanoneone.com
6-7-11-14-14

Net Enforcers is looking for a FT Junior
Applications Developer. Excellent
Benefits. Please email resume to
ahjobs@intersections.com. EOE.
www.netenforcers.com 6-28-11-14-14

SUMMER WORK
GREAT PAY, $14.50 base/appt
PT/FT openings avail.
Customer Sales/Service,
Will train, conditions apply
all ages 17+ CALL NOW
(352) 505-9241
6-2-11-8-14

HIRING ALARM DISPATCHER
24/7 monitoring center w/part-time, day, eve-
ning & overnight shifts currently available
email ddamiano@cpss.net or fax 352-491-
3617 8-15-11-25-14

Exp. PRESSURE WASHING person w/ truck
to pull trailer, pc, internet, cell; flexible hrs,
part or full-time 'as needed', good pay. Only
serious/dependable candidates, please. 352-
870-6017 / shaneman@symo.com 6-16-11-
12-14

HTML Programmer (Part Time)

This part-time, entry level position primar-
ily involves working on websites and online
publications for our clients using HTML, CSS
and basic image manipulation. We code web-
sites by hand (no visual website generators
such as Frontpage), so at least entry level
to intermediate HTML and CSS skills are re-
quired. Graphic design and layout skills may
be helpful, but are not necessary since most
of the work involves adding content to exist-
ing websites. About 20 hours per week with
flexible scheduling. The position does have
the potential for long term growth into other
positions within our company.
www.oandp.com/careers 5-31-11-6-14


BARN HELP
EXPERIENCE A MUST. In exchange for les-
sons or boarding; or will pay the right person.
Hunter/Jumper facility. 352-359-4149 6-2-
11-5-14


LaFiesta Restaurant
Now hiring hostesses, servers, cooks & dish-
washers. Apply after 2pm 7038 NW 10th PI
6-9-11-8-14

MARKETING POSITION - PT PERSON
M-F DAILY - 20-30 HOURS WEEKLY -
STARTING $8.00 HOURLY BASED ON
EXPERIENCE. MUST BE DEPENDABLE
AND HAVE EXCELLENTCOMMUNICATION
SKILLS. MUST BE PROFICIENT IN EXCEL
AND WORD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS.
EMAIL:WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM
5-31-11-5-14

AUTOCAD - PT PERSON M-F DAILY
- 30-50 HOURS WEEKLY- STARTING
$9.00 HOURLY BASED ON EXPERIENCE.
MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND GOOD
KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC AUTOCAD. 1
MILE FROM CAMPUS. EMAIL: WELLS@
RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM 5-31-11-5-14


WAITPERSON NEEDED
Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Apply
from 2:30 to 4pm at 1624 SW 13th St. No
calls please 6-2-11-5-14

HOUSEKEEPING - CLEANING JOB
All around cleaning & laundry. FT available
Mon-Fri, 10am - 5pm. $7.50/hr, experience
and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323
for more info and interview. 6-16-8-14

FT NANNY NEEDED JUNE 1ST: $13/hr;
5 kids 4-12; 45 hrs/wk; M-F;
must be exp/prof/ref/ commit lyr+
Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume,pix,
schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com
6-2-11-4-14


j ll Help Wanted


PT Assistant Manager position for non-profit
organization's Thrift Shop. Some retail ex-
perience reqd. Must be able to work flexible
days/hours. Refs reqd. Please email resume
to office@gainesvillejrleague.org 6-9-11-
5-14


OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office.
Approx 25 hrs/wk, afternoons and some Sat
mornings. Tasks include taking rent pay-
ments, answering phone, filing, writing let-
ters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting
pay $7.50/hr. Good PT job for student.
Please send resume and cover Itr to
rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please.
8-15-11-20-14


CLERICAL/TECHNICIAN POSITION
Full Time
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Specialists
3603 NW98th St. Suite A 6-16-5-14







IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
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Crabs, camels and lumberjacks usher in summer


By JONNY SHIVER
Alligator Contributing Writer

PALATKA - The salty aroma of fresh
seafood churned in the cool breeze blowing
across the St. Johns River as children laughed
and screamed out of joy or fear - and some-
times both - as carnival staff pushed mo-
bile thrill rides to their limits.
About 40,000 people enjoyed the sun-
shine, vendors, entertainment and rows of
seafood at the 23rd annual Blue Crab Festi-
val in Palatka on Sunday.
The festival, which occurs on Memorial
Day weekend every year and lasts Friday
evening through Monday, offers something
for everyone, said event chairwoman Carla
Jayne Morris.
Free entry, entertainment, parking and
affordable food helped make this particular
Sunday one of the best the festival has seen
in years, she said.
For $10, those in attendance could catch
a quick glimpse of Palatka from a few hun-
dred feet above the St. Johns River in a he-
licopter.
Five dollars bought a camel ride, with the
option of choosing 7-year-old Joe or Lula-
bell, the 8-year-old camel.
The camels were introduced last year and
are back by popular demand, Morris said.
I ... -: I._. flock down here to see the cam-
els," she said.
The camels are the product of three gen-
erations of animal trainers. The Riders fam-
ily, from Citra, have been training animal
stars for decades.
The family has trained animal superstars
that have appeared in movies such as "Ace
Ventura: Pet Detective," "Evan Almighty"
and the upcoming "Zookeeper," which fea-
tures a camel named Shorty.
Entertainment wasn't limited to just
kids.
For the older crowd, the Budweiser beer
tent sold ice-cold brew all day while popu-
lar tribute bands played under the adjoining
tent.
The live music tent kicked off Sunday's


line-up with chef-hat-wielding Sauce Boss
who not only fires up his guitar but also
cooks his own special recipe gumbo on stage
for audience members.
Popular tribute bands The Hendrix Expe-
rience and Led Head rocked the stage in the
evening, with Motor City Josh headlining
the stage at 10:30 p.m.
The International Paul Bunyan Lumber-
jack Show, new to the festival, showcased
axe-throwing, chainsaw-wielding, i..-..ll-
ing lumberjacks as they chopped, sawed
and balanced on a floating log in a show of
precision and brawn.
The show, led by Lee LeCaptain, has
traveled across five continents to show off
the skills of the lumberjacks tossing axes at
a target, carving tiny chairs from a log us-
ing only a chainsaw, and carefully balancing
themselves on a floating log while running
in place as if from a cartoon.
The lumberjacks raced manpower
against machine in an epic battle between
a gas-powered chainsaw and
Local the 60-tooth wood-eating beast
NeWS known as a crosscut saw in
which two men, one on each
end of the saw, push and pull as the razor-
sharp teeth rip through the tough cedar log.
The man-powered saw won the round
with a time of only 34 seconds to cut through
the roughly 12-inch log.
But people like Ron Ruggles and Man-
anne Ferrara, of Orlando, didn't drive all the
way up to Palatka for the entertainment.
Instead, they drove up for the thing the
event is named for - the food.
"We wanted to get up to our 011L.. -1 in
blue crab," Ruggles said.
About 40 food vendors were on hand to
serve up a hefty menu of crawfish, alligator,
fish, traditional grease-pit fair food and sev-
eral versions of blue crab.
Ferrara said her only complaint was that
most of the downtown shops were closed.
"This may be the only reason I ever come
to the town," she said as she broke apart an-
other crab leg.
At the sight of Ferrara standing up from


Riley Kennerly, 5, of St. Augustine, rides the back of Lulabell, an 8-year-old camel, at
the Palatka Blue Crab Festival this weekend.


her shaded table next to the main entertain-
ment stage and a mechanical bull,
Ruggles had only one thing to say: "More
napkins honey, we're running out."
About 200 vendors gathered to sell a
wide variety of items from hair accessories
to custom-built cedar furniture.
Youth : :-._ : II teams came to sell snacks
and drinks, eagerly awaiting donations to
help buy equipment or travel to tourna-
ments.
Michelle Rider, the arts and crafts coordi-
nator, said the vendors, some of which will
make upwards of $15,000 over the course of
a weekend, are required to hand-craft most
of what they sell.
Morris said the Palatka Chamber of
Commerce estimates the festival to have a
$4.2 million economic impact on the com-


munity.
"You can't get a motel room in Palatka,"
she said. "Last night you'd have to sleep in
your car.
People have traveled from as far away as
Texas for the blue crab, she said.
The festival closed Monday with a parade
and memorial service for veterans, along
with the Ducks for Bucks duck race.
The race proceeds benefit the Palatka
New Vision Lion's Foundation.
The festival's turnaround, after nearly
being axed last year due to a lack of funding
has been a tremendous accomplishment for
Morris and the nearly 75 volunteers it takes
to host the festival, she said.
"Seeing the crowd - seeing everybody
smiling and having a good time," she said,
makes all of the hard work worth it."


Visitors left pictures, flags and writ-


ten messages for fallen soldiers

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When a person writes a message on one of the
stones, the VFP knows the stone was visited and
decorates it with a flag each year, Camil said. In
the first year, there were 12 stones with flags for
soldiers with local ties.
This year, there were more than 70 stones
with flags from around the country.
Aymen Almarrani, 20, an Iraqi student study-
ing at Santa Fe College, put a picture and a poem
at the stone of Peter Neesley, 28, of Grosse Point
Farms, Mich., on behalf of Neesley's mother and
sister.
Almarrani never met Neesley when he was
alive but has a unique tie to him.
Almarrani worked as a translator for the U.S.
Army and the Iraqi Society for Animal Welfare.
He said soldiers like Neesley often befriend
stray dogs in Iraq and don't want to leave them
behind when they come home. The ISAW works
to get those pets shipped to the soldiers in the
United States.
Neesley had mentioned his two dogs, Mam-
ma and Borris, to his family while he was in
Iraq.
After Nessley was killed, the dogs were left
behind without anyone to look after them. Nee-
sley's family requested the dogs be brought
home and Almarrani was the one responsible


-


ily.
"It was piece of Peter," Almarrani said. "It
felt great to bring them [home]."
Other people who visited the memorial had
no direct ties to those on the stones, but said see-
ing them all spread out along the mile of road
gave the lives lost overseas a new perspective to
people here.

"You drive past, and it just keeps going."
Evan Webb Stuart
UF Student

"You drive past, and it just keeps going," said
Evan Webb Stuart, 22, a UF student.
Kirk Anthony, a VFP volunteer, said he un-
derstood some wars had to be fought, but he
wished more people would come out and show
respect for the people who fought those wars
and paid the ultimate price.
Anthony's son, Mark DeFord, 25, did two
tours in Iraq and has been out of the Marines for
10 months.
DeFord said he hopes the display will prevent
the need for memorials like this in the future.
"When our generation's making policy, their
kids will be in a similar d-. :1, " he said, "if we
allow it to happen."


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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


ALLIGATOR
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UF BASEBALL

Gators win tourney, earn No. 2 seed
JESSE SIMONTON
Alligator Staff Writer
jsimonton@alligator org

After a steamy, emotional, rollercoaster
weekend, No. 1 Florida exited Hoover, Ala.,
with its first Southeastern Conference Tourna
ment trophy since 1991 and a No. 2 overall na-
tional seed in the 2011 NCAA Baseball Tourna-
ment.
The NCAA announced the field of 64 on-,.
Monday, and the Gators, one of eight national -
seeds, will host the Gaminesville Regional start- .
ing Friday in McKethan Stadium. .
Despite capturing the SEC Tournament
Championship and reclaiming its top ranking,
Florida was dealt an arduous draw as Miami
and Jacksonville come to town this weekend.
"This tme of year it's not who you draw,
it's how you're playing," Florida coach Kevmin
O'Sullivan said. "Every Regional is tough."
UF will play No. 4-seed Manhattan at 4 p.m.
Friday, while the No. 2-seed Hurricanes and
No. 3-seed Dolphmins play at noon.
"Great teams," senior second baseman Josh
Adams said. "JU came min here and beat the
brakes off of us. Miami is hot right now."
The Gators swept the'Canes min March while
Jacksonville demohlished UF (11-2) two weeks '
ago.
The Gators return home after a wild week-
end where they played five games min four days,
watched one of their best players go down min a
freak accident and looked on as two forgotten
pitchers potentially threw themselves back into
the mix.
Florida beat Vanderbilt 5-0 for a school-re-
cord 11th shutout min the championship Sunday,
winning the tournament with dominant relief
pitching and aggressive base running. AP Photo
Gators relievers combined for 18 punch-outs
and a 1.97 ERA over the ive games, while Flor- Florida shortstop Nolan Fontana celebrates UF's first Southeastern
Conference Tournament title since 1991 after the Gators shutout Van-
SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 derbilt 5-0 Sunday at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.


Former walk-on vital to WCWS run


Junior tops UF in average, steals


By BRYAN HOLT
Alligator Writer

Michelle Moultrie was going to at-
tend Florida no matter what.
But instead of being just another
finance major who graduated in the
top 10 of her high school class, she de-
cided to take a chance on one of the
several sports she played growing up
in Jacksonville.
"I came to [UF's softball] camp just
to get coach [Tim] Walton to see me,"
the center fielder said.
Walton had a gut feeling about


what he saw from Moultrie and invit-
ed her back to try out for the team.
Three years later, the former walk-
on is now a leadoff hitter and one of
the key components on a
Gators squad making its
fourth-consecutive trip
to the Women's College
Softball World Series.
But it didn't always
feel like the junior would
reach this point.
Moultrie's freshman year was filled
with nerves and an ongoing battle to
translate her raw athleticism into re-


fined skills.
She batted .261 and was nowhere
near the defensive juggernaut Florida
fans have grown to love in 2011.
"She was very, very unsure of her-
self when she first got here," left field-
er Kelsey Bruder said.
"She would catch the ball and just
let it pop right out of her glove."
Now, Moultrie is a reliable fielder
and an absolute pest for opposing
teams both with the bat and on the
basepaths.
She has hit in 55 of UF's 62 games
and reached base in all but two con-
tests.
SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 15


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Shelley Meyer into an
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Tressel may have
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slap the NCAA.
Tressel has more skeletons in his closet
than Tony Soprano, but the NCAA refuses to
admit they too are in cahoots with the mob.
Tressel is a cheat, but he's far from the
only one. The NCAA has operated in back
alleys with seedy characters just as long as
Pat Dye, Ron Meyer and Tressel have been
around.
They've dragged their feet long enough,
the time has come to address student versus
athlete.

* U U

Lauren Embree's awe-inspiring effort to
propel the Gators women's tennis team to a
NCAA Championship was as good as any
performance Tim Tebow ever had at Flori-
da.
Yeah, I said it.
Embree's valiant comeback from down
4-0 against one of the country's best players,
in the chick's home arena, was incredible.
SEE JESSE, PAGE 15


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Previous question: Of the five
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Megan Bush
Stephanie Brombacher
Aja Paculba
Kelsey Bruder
Tiffany DeFelice


Percent
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25%
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


Gators finish strong in prelims, fill 26 spots for finals


LaCaze sets steeplechase mark


By JOHN BOOTHE
Alligator Writer

Even though Florida's track and
field athletes only needed to crack the
top 12 in each event to advance from
the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds,
UF coach Mike Holloway didn't let the
Gators run on cruise control.
With 26 slots filled for the NCAA fi-
nals held in 10 days, Florida not only
secured a throng of potential scorers to
send to Des Moines, Iowa, it also sent a
message with how it qualified.
"You can't coast, you get yourself
in trouble trying to be cute this time of
year," he said.
Over the three days in Bloomington,
Ind., the Gators had seven top qualify-
ing marks.
"We preach being ready at this time
of year, the championship time of year,
and so that's what we're doing now,"
Holloway said.
"It's not a surprise to anyone in this
program or anybody associated with
the program or knows us well. This is
the time of the year that we look to ex-
cel."
The No. 2 men's team goes into the
outdoor championships with 16 scoring
opportunities - four more than it did
in 2010 when it lost by one point to No.


1 Texas A&M.
Athletes like senior sprinter Ter-
rell Wilks and jumpers Will Claye and
Christian Taylor will be competing in
multiple events.
UF's heavy-hitters will have to bal-
ance the team's goals with individual
glory.
"The main idea I have is winning as
much as I can," Taylor said.
"But in the big scheme of things, it's
scoring as many points as I can towards
that team title. So if I could get into
many events, I can contribute. We're all
going for the national title."
The top NCAA qualifier in the tri-
ple jump, Taylor will also
bounce between compet-
ing in the long jump and
running the second leg
Track of the men's 4x100 relay
team.
With fellow jumper Omar Craddock
failing to reach the finals after battling
through a bruised heel, Taylor said it's
going to be difficult moving forward
without the third piece of Florida's her-
alded jumping trio.
"We're a strong group and whether
we're winning or losing, we're sticking
together," Taylor said. "And it's impor-
tant for him, and for us, to realize that
this isn't the end. We still have USAs


and Omar is still going to be practicing
with us."
Holloway said the emphasis over
the next week is to get the team rested
up and mentally recharged to compete
again for the fourth time in just over a
month.
The No. 23 women's squad also
overcame a missed qualifier to close the
weekend strong with eight slots filled
for the finals.
In the final turn of the 400m run,
freshman Ebony Eutsey made a rookie
mistake, running outside her lane.
She was immediately disqualified af-
ter advancing to the semifinals.
As Holloway coached Eutsey
through the learning experience, fellow
underclassman Cory McGee immedi-
ately picked up the slack with a runner-
up finish of 4:26.53 in the 1,500m.
"I think that some of the freshmen
who came in this year, you look at Eb-
ony, Darshay [Davis], Brittany [Harrell]
and a few of us, we all just have atti-
tudes where we get after it every day.
... We're definitely bringing something
else to the table," McGee said.
Florida had three freshmen athletes
qualify along with junior Genevieve
LaCaze, who tore through 3,000 meters
of track, hurdles and water obstacles in
the quickest time in UF history Friday
for a fourth-place finish in the steeple-
chase.


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After sitting out a combined 110 games this season
with injuries, the "Big Two" from Florida's 2000 NCAA
Final run finally hit the court to help out Miami's "Big
Three" against Chicago. Udonis
Haslem had 23 points, 23 rebounds
and five assists in the Heat's 4-1
series victory over the Bulls in the
Eastern Conference Finals, while
Mike Miller finished with 21 points,
25 boards and three assists. While
Haslem Miller and Haslem's playing time
has increased, Corey Brewer's impact with Dallas is
hitting a standstill. The two-time NCAA Champion with
the Gators was on the court for just five minutes during
the Mavericks' Western Conference Finals series victory
over Oklahoma City in five games.


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In his last competition two weeks ago at the Charlotte
Ultraswim Grand Prix, former Florida swimmer and
andAbb W Olympian Ryan Lochte had his best
showing in the pool during the
S200-meter backstroke against U.S.
teammate Michael Phelps. Lochte
Siled Phelps going into the second-
S turn but was ultimately overcome
natona by the 16-time gold medalist who
Lochte touched the wall just over a second
faster. Lochte will next be competing in the Santa Clara

Invitational from June 16-19.


The Southeastern Conference is hold-
ing its annual conference meetings this
week in Destin and coaches, athletic
directors and school presidents will
discuss some important legislation pro-
posed by commissioner Mike Slive. Here
are three of the biggest things to keep
Slive an eye on.



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Christian Taylor will compete in three events at the
NCAA Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa.


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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15


UF TENNIS

Embree withdraws from semifinals with injured toe


By THOMAS NASSIFF
Alligator Writer

Lauren Embree pulled out a magical
performance to will the UF women's ten-
nis team to a national championship last
week, but the sophomore ran out of steam
just short of an individual singles cham-
pionship.
Embree continued to steamroll oppo-
nents after her comeback win on Wednes-
day sparked the Gators to their fifth na-
tional championship. She advanced to the
semifinals of the NCAA Singles Tourna-
ment against Stanford's Stacey Tan before
having to withdraw due to injury.


Embree withdrew right before playing
the third set.
Coach Roland Thornqvist said a nail
had come off one of Embree's toes, and
skin issues on the toe were too painful for
her to continue after splitting the first two
sets.
"Lauren's been such a warrior but [Sun-
day] she was forced to retire," Thornqvist
said. "She's the toughest player I've ever
had the pleasure of coaching."
The loss ended a stellar 2011 campaign
for Embree which saw her rebound from
wrist surgery in phenomenal fashion. The
loss Sunday was her first of the season, as
she ended the year with a 28-1 mark.


"She had a great run, with lots of things
to be proud of this year," Thornqvist said.
"This is obviously dis-
appointing, but I know
she'll be motivated to do
even better next year."
In Gators men's tennis,
S I Alexandre Lacroix's ca-
reer at UF ended, but he
Embree didn't go down without
a fight.
Although he was upset early in singles
action, Lacroix and partner Sekou Bangou-
ra Jr. made a deep run to the semifinals of
the doubles tournament.
The Gators duo finally saw their season


end Sunday to Stanford's Bradley Klahn
and Ryan Thacher.
"Like [Saturday's match in the quarter-
finals], I felt like it was Alex and Sekou's
best match of the year," coach Andy Jack-
son said. "Our guys played better than
yesterday, but the level of the team we
played was much better today."
Jackson said Stanford was "just too
good" in the end, as Lacroix and Bangoura
fell despite winning the first set.
Lacroix ended his career as the win-
ningest player in UF history with 214 ca-
reer victories. The senior also tops UF's
record books for most doubles wins with
104.


Walton said Moultrie's attention to de-


tail contributed to her speedy evolution


SOFTBALL, from page 13


Matt Tripp/ Alligator
Michelle Moultrie is on pace to break the single-season batting aver-
age mark. The junior has already set the steals record with 28.


She broke the program's single-season steals re-
cord by swiping 28 bases and has not committed
an error since Florida's 16-3 loss to UCLA in last
season's WCWS.
Walton credits her improvements to how well
she absorbs coaching and instruction.
About halfway through last season, he told her
she was hitting too many fly balls.
"I don't think she hit another home run, and I
don't think she hit but two more balls in the air the
rest of the year," he said. "She's very literal."
In 2011, the junior, hitting .431 on the year, is also
on pace to shatter All Gardiner's UF single-season
batting average record of .407.
When asked to assess Moultrie's performance on
Saturday, Walton got emotional.
"You can't assess," he said before composing
himself. "She's better than anyone could ever ex-
pect. ... I just can't believe that one individual could
be that good in such a short period of time."
Since Florida's bats heated up in the deciding
Game 7 of the regional matchup with UCLA, Moul-
trie - along with sophomore Brittany Schutte -
has been the primary fuel.
In three games, she has gone 6 for 11 with four
stolen bases.
Four of her hits and three of her stolen bases
have come in the first inning.
"We can count on her to do what she needs to
do," Bruder said. "Whether it's bunt or slap, she's
going to get on base."
Moultrie admits she has surprised herself during


her three years at Florida.
She said where she's at now is the result of
coaching and working on little things - aspects of
softball she never previously thought could be part
of the game.

"She's better than anyone could ever
expect. ... I just can't believe that one indi-
vidual could be that good in such a short
period of time. ...To see her now, she's
a game-changer. ... If you could take five
more Michelles, we'd never lose. "
Tim Walton
UF softball coach


"I've just got to praise God for the abilities that
He's given me," she said. "I never thought that I'd
come this far."
"To see her now, she's a game-changer," Walton
said.
"She makes every play offensively. She makes
every play defensively. ... She's someone special.
...If you could take five more Michelles, we'd never
lose."

Gators get regional honors: Hannah Rogers, Brittany
Schutte, Megan Bush and Kelsey Bruder were named
first-team selections for the 2011 Louisville S- ...- '/
National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast
Region Team.
Moultrie and Aja Paculba were selected to the
second team.


JESSE, from page 13


Her performance epitomized and ex-
emplified what it means to never give up.
If Muschamp is going to get the Gators
back on top, he should show a highlight
film of Embree's performance and say,
"This is guts. This is guile. This is how you
respond when you get hit in the mouth."
Then he should turn the lights out and
walk out of the room. Boom.



The No. 1 Gators : :i-..: :II team has a
heck of a road to get back to Omaha.
Miami sits in their Regionals. Knock
out the 'Canes for the third straight sea-
son and a showdown with Georgia Tech is
likely lurking in the Super Regionals.
Florida won its first SEC Tournament


Championship since 1991 but just one na-
tional seed since 2000 has won the College
World Series.
I think that streak ends this season, but
right now, I don't see the Gators as being
the ones to break it.
Florida is as talented as any, but its tal-
ent is in numbers not sheer studs.
Volume can win you 45 games - I don't
know if it can win you a title.
The Gators have struggled against other
team's aces (Palazzone, Grey, Garvin, Bax-
endale and Meyer all steam-rolled UF's
bats), and in the postseason, you rarely
get to beat up on a bushel of relievers on
a Sunday.
Florida's Back-End Boys are nasty, but
as John Smoltz said watching the Braves
flameout again and again in the playoffs,
bullpens don't win you championships,
they only lose them.


The team needs its offense to rediscov-
er its "Gators Swag." (Their moniker, not
mine.)
They won in Hoover without contribu-
tions from their big guns.
But Florida will not get to Omaha if
Zunino, Tucker and Maddox hit 10 for 57
(.175) with no long balls and just four RBIs
in a Regional.



I do think juniors Nick Maronde and
Anthony DeSclafani made themselves a
heap of money this past weekend at the
SEC Tournament.
Maligned for much of the season, Disco
had two strong outings in Hoover, Ala.,
lighting up the radar gun and flashing his
powerful right arm.
His career-best appearance against


Georgia might have single-handedly
moved him into the second or third round
of June's MLB Draft.
The southpaw Maronde has been out-
standing all season (1.72 ERA), and he
again displayed his electric stuff that
teams salivate over.
Maronde pitched three times in the
tourney, mowing hitters down like they
were fresh off a JV squad.
Although I doubt he becomes a closer
in the big leagues, he's projected to get se-
lected in the first three rounds.
Pitching has dominated the majors in
recent years and teams have put a pre-
mium on power arms. Both of UF's hard-
throwing relievers should cash in.



Scottie Pippen is an idiot. 'Nuff said.





16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011


DeSclafani, Panteliodis toss solid appearances over the weekend


BASEBALL, from page 13
ida played a small-ball approach,
swiping 11 bases.
But the weekend was marred by
an emotional Saturday.
Before Florida and Georgia


squared off, UGA's Jonathan Tay-
lor - the outfielder who is partially
paralyzed after a violent collision
with a teammate earlier this season
- was honored before the game.
Moments later, UF lefty starter/
designated hitter Brian Johnson was


involved in his own scary scene.
The southpaw was hurt in a
freak play in the first inning, taking
a throw from catcher Mike Zunino
to the back of the head.
Johnson threw a wild pitch that
skipped off Zunino's mitt, and the


UF's Brian Johnson is day-to-day after being hit by a throw from catcher Mike Zunino on Saturday at the
SEC Baseball Tournament. The sophomore was briefly knocked out and suffered a mild concussion.


SEC Player of the Year attempted to
nail out a runner advancing to sec-
ond, but instead, drilled Johnson,
immediately knocking him uncon-
scious.
The sophomore lay lifeless for
several minutes, but he regained
consciousness and was taken to a
local hospital. Johnson suffered a
mild concussion but all tests were
negative and he was released.
"It's one of those accidents you
never want to see happen," said
Zunino, who was visibly shaken af-
ter the play and was comforted by
Adams and Bulldogs coach Dave
Perno. "It was very reassuring to
see him in the hotel."
Sunday, Johnson was in the dug-
out for UF's title-game victory, and
according to O'Sullivan, is day-to-
day, and his availability this week-
end is unknown.
"We're going to let the doctors
handle it and the medical staff,"
UF's manager said. "I'm going to
stay totally out of it. With these head
things, there's a process you need to
-. .11.. We're not going to get in-
volved with it, and we're going to
let our medical staff handle it."


One silver lining for the Gators
was that Johnson's injury did set the
stage for Anthony DeSclafani's spir-
ited performance.
After an inconsistent regular sea-
son, the hard-throwing junior was
phenomenal in instant relief. The
righty pitched a career-high 7.2 in-
nings, frustrating a UGA team that
had shelled him earlier this season.
"It was great for [Disco] to have
an outing like that," Adams said. "It
gets his confidence back up. That's
the thing about pitching in tourna-
ment play, if you don't have con-
fidence you're not going to throw
well."
In Sunday's championship, Alex
Panteliodis got the start and pitched
with renewed vigor as well. After
toying with mediocrity all season,
the southpaw tossed 5.1 scoreless
innings, looking his best since being
UF's ace in 2010.
The junior displayed renewed
velocity and veteran moxie, stifling
the SEC's best hitting team.
"He definitely stepped up in a
time we needed him" Adams said.
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Sthe independent florida Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc of Gainesville, Florida VOLUME 105 ISSUE 77 We Inform. You Decide. TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 Scott to UF: It's ti UF sees $12 million slashed By JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writer A broken air conditioning system, a hole in the roof and a busted water chiller. The cost of these would-be repairs, after Gov. Rick Scott vetoed roughly $12 million in funding for UF Thursday, would not come out of state funds. Instead, the university will have to somehow foot the bill. "We might have to make some very tough decisions," said UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes. "However, we recognize the state of Florida is in a very difficult economic situation." Bernie Machen UF President Scott vetoed a record $615 million dollars from the state budget before signing it, including about $5.3 million for routine maintenance and repairs at UF and $500,000 for a statewide brain tumor research program based at the McKnight Brain Institute. ne to tighten The veto includes 56 million for a research and academic facility at Lake Nona in Orlando -a project that has already broken ground. $5.3 million for UF President Bernie Machen issued a statement Thursday stress$6 million for La ing the importance of these projects and disappointment that they won't $369,000 for W be funded. $6,0 o He also acknowledged the diffhand radio station culty of budgeting in tough times. "However, we recognize the $500,000 for Sta State of Florida is in a very difficult McKnight Brain I economic situation, and the Legislature and the Governor faced hard $34,000 for Sout choices," he said. "Hopefully, these munity Health Ca projects will be funded when the Nursing revenues return." your belt Go. Scott's Vetoes: maintenance and repairs of existing facilities ke Nona Research and Academic Facility UFT-TV and WUFT-FM, UF's public television s tewide Brain Tumor Registry Program at the nstitute hwest Alachua County Primary and Comre Clinic, a project run by the UF College of Locals remember those who died serving the U.S. VETERANS FOR PEACE ERECT MEMORIAL. By MICHAEL SYKES Alligator Contributing Writer The Gainesville chapter of Veterans for Peace erected more than 6,000 tombstones along a mile of Northwest Eighth Avenue between Northwest 34th Street and Northwest 23rd Street this Memorial Day weekend. The tombstones, which stood in rows of four, with 6 inches between columns and 4 feet between rows, were part of a memorial to United States soldiers who have died in the wars in Afghanistan since 2001 and Iraq since 2003. This is the fifth year the memorial has been displayed, and as the number of casualties continues to Local climb, it will not be the last, said Scott CamNews il, president of Veterans for Peace Chapter 14. There's nearly 200 feet of space between the last stones placed and a sign that reads "Afghanistan 2012" in expectation of next years' victims. It took about 30 minutes for some to walk the tribute, stopping every so often to look at unfamiliar names and handwritten messages along the way. But for Anita High, it took longer. "Your mom misses you like crazy," High wrote on the stone of her nephew Randolph A. Sigley, 28, who was killed April 18, 2010 in Afghanistan. SEE MEMORIAL, PAGE 12 Snakes on a train terrify passengers in Vietnam; owners apparently escaped HANOI, Vietnam -Railway officials have discovered snakes on a train in Vietnam -highly venomous king cobras in bags under a seat. Railroad official Pham Quynh says passengers were terrified when four cloth bags containing the writhing cobras were spotted Friday. The snakes were alive but had their mouths stitched shut. Quynh says the exact number of snakes was unclear but the bags weighed 100 pounds (45 kilograms). Security staff removed the cobras, which were likely destined for restaurants in Hanoi. Their owner apparently escaped in the chaos. Snake meat is considered a delicacy in Vietnam, but cobras are protected by law. Quynh says the cobras were given to forest rangers who released them into the wild Saturday after no one claimed them. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today FORECAST OPINIONS CLASSIFIEDS CROSSWORD SPORTS 2 6 8 11 12 Jonny Shiver / Alligator Walking tall Leah Gaddis, 10, left, and Kelsie Mizzell, 8, middle, play around as Summer Gaddis, 11, slaps five with a festival volunteer on stilts during the Palatka Blue Crab Festival on Sunday. See more, page 12. Florida shortshop Nolan Fontana and the Gators baseball team captured their first SEC Tournament title since 1991 after beating Vanderbilt 5-0 on Sunday in Hoover, Ala. See Story, Page 13. Partly cloudy 93/69 visit www.alligator.org

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2, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 News Today No good humor in frosty Pa. frozen treat feud UNIONTOWN, Pa. -Police are hoping the threat of losing their permits will be enough to thaw the frosty relationship of two Pennsylvania ice cream truck drivers accused of trying to run each other off the road. The Herald-Standard of Uniontown reports police told the rival vendors to chill out after a dispute Wednesday night. Authorities say the wife of one vendor told police the other man tried to run her husband off the road. The implicated ice cream driver disputes the woman's account, saying it was her husband who tried to force him off the road. He also claimed the man had returned his good humored hello by shouting an expletive. Patrolman Thomas Kolencik says he warned both drivers the city could explore revoking their permits if they can't get along. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wash. board nixes colon cancer 'butt' billboards KENNEWICK, Wash. -A health board in Washington state has reversed itself and voted against endorsing a colon cancer awareness campaign that uses billboards saying, "What's up your butt?" The Tn-City Herald reports that Wednesday's vote by the Benton Franklin Health District in Kennewick, Wash., was in response to complaints the ads are in poor taste. The butt billboards were earlier displayed in Yakima to raise colorectal cancer awareness and encourage people to get screened for the disease. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pa. man knocks out wall, pulls plane from basement CAMP HILL, Pa. -Lots of houses have a two-car garage. Dan Reeves' had a one-airplane basement. Until, that is, the central Pennsylvania man knocked out a wall to get it out. Reeves spent the past nine years building a two-seat airplane in the basement of his Cumberland County home. The plane arrived in pieces via mail but eventually it became way too big to get up the steps. So Reeves dug a trench down to the foundation and took out a wall. Reeves pulled the plane out Wednesday using a truck, a chain and some neighbors. Onlookers were drawn to the spectacle by the "Airplane Removal Wednesday" sign put up on Reeves' porch. Reeves tells The Patriot-News of Harrisburg he spent $40,000 on the plane and about 55,000 on the excavation. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY 93/69 WEDNESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 92/70 400-plus stung by jellyfish on central Fla. beach COCOA BEACH -More than 400 people have suffered jellyfish stings over the holiday weekend on a central Florida beach. Brevard County Ocean Rescue Assistant Chief Eisen Witcher says legions of jellyfish called mauve stingers washed ashore from the Atlantic, primarily around Cocoa Beach. Witcher says more than 200 people suffered stings to their legs, arms and torsos on Saturday. More than 200 more people suffered similar stings Sunday. No major health problems were reported. The reddish-colored jellyfish have purple barbs that sting. Lifeguards offered victims sprays of vinegar to neutralize the stinging cells. Wither recommended that swimmers apply Benadryl to itching or painful welts. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Teen accused of stabbing man at N. Fla. mud bogs INGLIS -North Florida authorities say a 15-year-old boy fatally stabbed a man fighting with his father over engine revving at a mud bog. According to the Levy County Sheriff's Office, 24-year-old Roderic Sparks was stabbed Saturday at the Horse Hole Creek mud pits in Inglis. Deputies say the teen's father had been arguing with Sparks about revving his engine when the two men began physically fighting. The teen allegedly joined in and stabbed Sparks in the upper torso. Sparks died at a hospital. Deputies say bystanders blocked the teen's vehicle to prevent him from leaving before authorities arrived. The teen faces a manslaughter charge. Deputies say they retrieved the knife from the mud. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police: Drive-by shooting leads to chase, crash CLEARWATER -Authorities in the Tampa Bay area say a vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting led police on a chase before crashing into a building. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office says deputies saw shots fired from the vehicle Sunday night at a 21-year-old man in Largo. He was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the upper right thigh. The deputies chased the vehicle when it fled the scene. At one point, deputies deployed stop sticks which deflated the vehicle's front right tire. The vehicle careened into a Clearwater THURSDAY 'Al SUNNY 92/70 FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 94/70 SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 96/71 business, damaging a plywood display. Deputies said one passenger fled the scene. Three others in the car were arrested. Authorities are looking for the fourth suspect. Deputies said they also recovered two guns that had been thrown from the vehicle. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miami slam poet killed outside his cafe MIAMI -Authorities are investigating the death of a poetry slam champion who was gunned down outside his North Miami caf6. The North Miami Police Department says Willie Lee Bell Jr. had just closed The Literary Caf6 and Poetry Lounge early Sunday when he was shot repeatedly Police say the men did not take any of Bell's possessions, which included cash and jewelry. Police do not currently have a motive. The 47-year-old Bell, whose stage name was Will Da Real One, has been featured on Def Poetry jam. Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 305-3718477. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Orlando installs meters for donations to homeless ORLANDO -The city of Orlando has installed 15 meters intended for donations to the homeless. The red, orange and blue digital stations look like parking meters, but they're not. Coins dropped into them go to the Central Florida Commission for Homelessness. The nonprofit group aims to end homelessness by helping people become self-sufficient. The stations were donated by a parking-meter manufacturer. They can be found in high-traffic downtown spots like Amway Center and Lake Eola Park, areas frequented by panhandlers. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer says the donation stations give people an alternative way to contribute. But Cathy Jackson, an advocate for the homeless, says the meters wrongly equate homelessness with panhandling. She says the meters should be part of a bigger plan to help the homeless. -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Alligator strives to be accurate and clear in its news reports and editorials. 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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 3 Meyers pursues CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN BY THE END OF SUMMER By GABRIELA ROSIAS Alligator Contributing Writer Student Body President Ben Meyers' mission to expand free printing on campus is underway. The inaugural meeting of his Free Printing Task Force took place Friday in the Reitz Union. Meyers said free printing has been a part of Student Government platforms many times before, and the initiative is something students have needed for a long time. "For the first time, we not only have the motivation to complete it and see it done, but the ability to do so," he said. "For the first time, we [will] have the funding to pursue a project like this." He stressed the importance of making sure every student's needs were represented. He said his initial approach will be to research the areas on campus where access to computers and printing will be most critical. Then he will create a plan that addresses these needs and put the plan into action. The committee is led by co-chairmen Jacob King By CLARE LENNON Alligator Writer Florida Ultimate failed to defend its Ultimate Frisbee national championship, suffering two losses Friday and Saturday at the 2011 USA Ultimate nationals tournament in Boulder, Colo. In pool play, the team lost to the University of Wisconsin 12-10 and Luther College 14-13 before knocking off the University of California, Santa Cruz 15-11. A 15-12 loss to the University of Washington eliminated Florida Ultimate from the championship competition, sending them to the consolation rounds. In their consolation matches, Florida Ultimate lost to the University of Virginia 15-7 and the University of Illinois 12-11, finishing the weekend with a 1-5 record. Alton Gaines, a management Join Our Team printing pledge and Laser Kaplan. Other members include seven student senators and the entire Student Government Executive Committee. King and Kaplan assigned task force members to gather information from each college about its printing and computing needs by talking to IT managers and students. Once the requirements are assessed, the committee will also choose the best course of action to reach those needs. Dunng a speech at the meeting, Meyers discussed sweeping changes to UF's computer serLocal vices. He explored options such as dropNews ping CIRCA, who currently manage the computer labs and give student support, and equipping new facilities with Apple computers instead of the Dell machines that are commonly seen in the labs. The project will be funded from the $1.3 million attained from last year's Activity and Service Fees, which saw a 15 percent increase. Although all student projects have to be presented to the Activity and Service Fee Committee before getting funding, Meyers said he was not concerned. He said the turnover time for the project will be minimal and hopes to begin construction by the end of the summer. graduate student at UF and team captain, said the team used the two following consolation matches to give the younger players more experience and playing time. In the championship final Monday, Carleton College knocked off the University of Wisconsin 11-5. Last year, Florida Ultimate defeated Carleton's team 15-12 to win the championship. Brodie Smith, the team captain at the time, was the runner-up for the Callahan Award, which is awarded to the most valuable player each year. Gaines said that repeating a championship is difficult in any sport, including ultimate. He attributed the losses to a lack of energy and life in the play. "We just came out flat," he said. "Against the level of competition we played, you can't do that and expect to win." A Biotest From Nature forLfe Plasma Donors Needed Now Please help us help those coping with rare chronic, genetic diseases. 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The university will ask the Board of Trustees to recommend a 7 percent tuition increase for approval by the Board of Governors. This will bring the total tuition increase up to 15 percent -the maximum allowable under state law -in an effort to decrease the current budget gap from $54 million to $30 million. The Board will also be asked to approve a new bachelor's program in international studies, approve applications for tenure and promotions, select someone to have access to the university's classified material and approve UF's work plan. The work plan is a new effort requested by the Board of Governors in which each public state university submit a report that includes information such as university statistics, a list of budget requests for the next legislative session and a list of five goals for the next two to three years. UF's five goals include: 1. Improving baccalaureate retention and the graduation rate UF's graduation rate improved from 58 percent to 64 percent from 2008 to 2009. UF Provost Joe Glover said the goal now is to understand that phenomenon and try to maintain the upward trend. 2. Expanding distance education and electronic platform courses UF President Bernie Machen has cited the expansion of distance education as an important source of revenue for the university that may become crucial as state budget cuts continue to roll in. Last year, UF made $58 million from enrollment in distance education. Glover discussed the possibility of creating 24 general education electives that will be available statewide on an electronic platform. This may be one of the requests made for the 2012 legislative session. 3. Improving access to education through the creation of the new spring/summer cohort of students This is a new group of students who will only be enrolled in on-campus classes duringthe springand summer semesters. 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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 Officials break ground on new $45M research facility By EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer UF broke ground Thursday on its new Clinical and Translational Research Building, a $45 million, 120,000-squarefoot complex expected to be completed by January 2013. The facility will work to streamline the transition of medical research from the lab to the doctor's office by centralizing research currently scattered around campus. "Scientists working in the new building will accelerate discovery and translate it into practice," said Dr. Marco Pahor, director of the UF Institute onAging, one of the programs that will be housed within the new building. The building will also contain the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the departments of biostatistics, biomedical informatics, epidemiology and health outcomes and policy. The facility is expected to create about 175 new jobs. A $15 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, alongside $30 million of UF funds, will pay for the facility. The university expects to recoup its money through donations and research. The building's design incorporates environmentally friendly features such as the use of low-emission building materials as well as light sensor and water conservation technologies. These design features will exceed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program's requirements to reach the highest rating for green building -Platinum Plus. Dr. David Nelson, the director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, said the facility will contain a broad range of research, including investigations on aging, cancer, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and rare diseases. "[It is] an effort that will reach well beyond the corner of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand," he said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOPLIN, Mo. -Exactly a week after Joplin was nearly leveled by the deadliest tornado to strike the U.S. in decades, President Barack Obama visited the Missouri city to offer hope to survivors and promises of help. Obama came face to face Sunday with the legions of homeless, consoling the community as it remembered the more than 130 people killed in the storm. The memorial service erupted in cheers when Obama said, "I promise you your country will be there with you every single step of the way," a pledge he extended to all parts of the nation raked by violent storms this season. Hundreds stood in Joplin's Cunningham Park for a moment of silence at 5:41 p.m. -to mark the first report of the tornado -surrounded by wrecked cars and twisted poles. Many in the crowd wore white Tshirts emblazoned, "Joplin's Heart Will Sing Again." "We will rebuild Joplin," City Manager Mark Rohr told the crowd. "You have my word on it." The Joplin tornado was the worst to hit the United States in decades. Hundreds were injured, and 39 people remained unaccounted for as of late Sunday. There are four more people whom family members have reported as deceased, but those deaths haven't been officially confirmed. Air Force One flew over a massive swath of brown -a land of flattened houses and stripped trees -on its approach to Joplin. On the ground, the destruction was even more stark and complete. Obama confronted painful sights at every turn and said nothing in his life measured up to what he saw this day. Yet he spoke, too, of redemptive moments, the stoicism of the community and tales of plain luck. He told a story of a man he talked to who had taken a chicken pot pie out of the oven, heard the storm was coming, hid in a closet and "came out without .-. Max Reed/ Alligator Staff UF President Bernie Machen, with officials involved in the construction of the Clinical and Translational Research Building, pose for the groundbreaking Thursday at the northeast corner of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive. City officials talk two-in-one election .OFFICIALS HAVE UNTIL OCT. ITO DECIDE. By LISA JARDIM Alligator Contributing Writer Gainesville residents might have to wait a little longer to find out the day they are supposed to vote for their future leadership. There has been talk of the city hosting its spring elections in conjunction with the Florida presidential primary, which is slated to take place Jan. 31. Doing this, proponents say, would save the city money and lead to a higher voter turnout for city elections, which have been dismal in recent years. In a recent city commission meeting, Elizabeth Waratuke, an assistant city attorney, said having the city election with the presidential primaries could lead to a reduction as high as $200,000. legislative session, but the bill stated that the date will now be decided by a selected committee. The committee has until Oct. 1 to make a decision. Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Pam Carpenter said in a recent interview that the city could wait until the state decided on a date to make its decision. "We are having an election whenever the state says we are having one." Pam Carpenter Supervisor of Elections "We are having an election whenever the state says we are having one," she said. "If the city chooses to piggyback, they will need to have their information in to us in a time frame that According to the city's curwill allow us to go to print with rent ordinance, a date for the city election must be selected by July 1. However, one of the provisions in the election bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott last week may hinder the selection of that date. Normally, the date selection for the presidential preference primaries in Florida is decided by the legislative during the our ballot." A shorter time period, Carpenter said, will tighten the time line to reserve polling locations and train poll workers, which could potentially increase the overall election budget. Despite Tallahassee formalities, the City Commission has unanimously passed an ordinance that puts the election date on Jan. 31. a scratch." Obama celebrated the spirit of volunteers who have flocked to Joplin to help, the pickup truck owners who ferried people to the hospital and the citizens who lined up for hours to donate blood to people they don't know. "You've demonstrated a simple truth," he told the service, "that amid heartbreak and tragedy, no one is a stranger. Everybody is a brother. Everybody is a sister. We can all love one another." Obama got a notably warm reception in this conservative part of Missouri. His remarks were tailored for a religious service, with quotes from Scripture, references to the love that binds people to each other, and comments on the essential goodness of humanity. The stories of the storm lead us to "put aside our petty grievances," the president said. "There are heroes all around us, all the time. So, in the wake of this tragedy, let us live up to their example: to make each day count." Before the service, Obama's motorcade pulled into a neighborhood where downed trees cleaved open houses, roofs News were stripped or blown off, cars were cratered and splintered wood was everywhere. He saw nothing intact, but rather small domestic sights -a view into a room with a TV still in place, a recliner sifting amid rubble, a washer-dryer standing next to a decimated house. American flags were planted here and there in the mess. To those working at the scene, the president said: "We appreciate everything you guys are doing. God bless you." One volunteer told him that people were coming in from other states to help in any way they could. "This is not just your tragedy," Obama said. "This is a national tragedy, and that means there will be a national response." He said: "We are going to be here long after the cameras leave." Back from Europe, Obama consoles tornado-ravaged Missouri 7 A 4 a

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 5 Midtown gets crafty as summer business slows BUSINESSES TURN TO USING PROMOTIONS. By KELLI FOLSE Alligator Contributing Writer The summer heat has arrived. Students have fled the city, and the midtown business drought is on. During the fall and spring semesters, Tijuana Flats, located on University Avenue, normally makes $20,000 a month, said manager Nick Roland. When summer rolls around, the number plummets to $1,000. Since the restaurant is not open late, it doesn't draw business from the bar scene, Roland said. So, during these months, the business leans on its promotional tools: Taco Tuesdays, buy-one-get-onefree specials, an online newsletter and discounts for faculty and public servants. The Italian Gator, a small pizza stand just down the road, has been utilizing a new strategy to stop the summer bleeding -lots of free stuff. The restaurant has started using tools like Groupon to try to lure customers to its service window, said general manager Damon Bailey. By doing so, he said, the restaurant is avoiding the same fate as its neighbors. They have also introduced a VIP Lunch Club Card, valid Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., which offers a free soda or bottled water with the purchase of two slices of pizza. "It's taken a bit of time for the steam to build up," said Bailey, "but it's been pretty good -a really big relief." Even a larger entity like Miller Lite is trying to find ways to boost sales during the slow season. One way Miller Lite has tried to generate business is by creating a Taste Points system. Points are given out in bars or printed on cases of Miller Lite. Customers can redeem prizes online with a certain number of points. The company has also tried to promote sales by transforming its promotional models into "Liteguards" by having them wear company-branded bathing suits and whistles out to the bars. One such model, Nicole Vonderhaar, said the Liteguards have been a hit with bar-goers. "People will get all excited and say things like 'Are you guys real life guards? Because I think I need saving,"' she said. Tech mogul pays bright minds not to go to college SAN FRANCISCO -Instead of paying attention in high school, Nick Cammarata preferred to read books on whatever interested him. He also has a gift for coding that got him into Carnegie Mellon University's esteemed computer science program despite his grades. But the 18-year-old programmer won't be going to college this fall. Or maybe ever. Cammarata is one of two dozen winners of a scholarship just awarded by San Francisco tech tycoon Peter Thiel that comes with a unique catch: The recipients are being paid not to go to college. Instead, these teenagers and 20-year-olds are getting $100,000 each to chase their entrepreneurial dreams for the next two years. "It seems like the perfect point in our lives to pursue this kind of project," says Cammarata of Newburyport, Mass., who along with 17-yearold David Merfield will be working on software to upend the standard approach to teaching in high school classrooms. Merfield, the valedictorian of his Princeton, N.J., high school class, is turning down a chance to go to Princeton University to take the fellowship. Thiel himself hand-picked the winners based on the potential of their proposed projects to change the world. One winner wants to create a mobile banking system for the developing world. Another is working to create cheaper biofuels. One wants to build robots that can help out around the house. The prizes come at a time when debate in the U.S. over the value of higher education has become heated. New graduates mired in student loan debt are encountering one of the toughest job markets in decades. Rising tuition and diminishing prospects have led many to ask whether college is actually worth the time and money. "Turning people into debt slaves when they're college students is really not how we end up building a better society," Thiel says. Thiel made his fortune as a cofounder of online payment service PayPal shortly after graduating from Stanford Law School. He then became the first major investor in Facebook. In conversation and as a philanthropist, Thiel pushes his strong belief that innovation has stagnated in the U.S. and that radical solutions are needed to push civilization forward. The "20 Under 20" fellowship is one such effort. Thiel believes that the best young minds can contribute more to society by skipping college and bringing their ideas straight to the real world. And he has the shining example of Facebook to back up his claim. Thiel's faith in the world-changing potential of Harvard dropout Mark Zuckerberg's idea led him to invest $500,000 in the company, a stake that is now worth billions. Still, the Zuckerbergs of the tech industry are famous because they are the exceptions. Silicon Valley is littered with decades worth of failed tech start-ups. Vivek Wadhwa, director of research at Duke University's Center for Entrepreneurship and a writer for TechCrunch and Bloomberg Businessweek, has assailed Thiel's program for sending what he sees as the message that anyone can be Mark Zuckerberg. "Silicon Valley lives in its own bubble. It sees the world through its own prism. It's got a distorted view," Wadhwa says. Thiel says the "20 Under 20" program shouldn't be judged on the basis of his own educational background or even the merits of his critique of higher education. He urges his critics to wait to see what the fellows achieve over the next two years. According to data compiled by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, workers with college degrees were laid off during the Great Recession at a much lower rate than workers without degrees. College graduates were also more likely to be rehired. But for fellowship recipients like John Burnham, 18, such concerns pale next to the idealism of youth. At his prep school in western Massachusetts, Burnham started an alternative newspaper to compete with the school's official publication. Now his ambitions have grown. Burnham believes that the world's growing population will put an unsustainable strain on the planet's natural resources. That's why he's looking to other worlds to meet humanity's needs. Specifically, he believes that mining operations on asteroids could hold the key. For the next two years, he'll be studying rocket propulsion technology and puzzling through the economics of interplanetary resource extraction. "This fellowship is so much of a better fit for my personality than I think college would be," Burnham says. "When you get an opportunity of the magnitude of this fellowship, I couldn't see myself being able to wait." -THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In this May 27, 2011 photo, John Burnham, one of two dozen recipients of a unique scholarship, walks past a space mural on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral. Max Reed / Alligator Staff Stephen Alford, with Alford's Affordable Services, poses after touching up Tijuana Flats' storefront. Tijuana Flats, as well as other midtown restaurants and bars, are seeing fewer customers in the summer months.

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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 He Did It Again! But then again, it's Rick Scott (he tends to do this) T his isn't even fun anymore. Typically, we'd thumb our noses to authority over any kind of miscarriage of budgeting, but this one's just too easy. It sucks the joy right out of it. Now, Gov. Rick Scott is just pissing us off. Scott, a member of the so-called "party of no," solidified himself as the "governor of no" when he vetoed a record $615 million from the budget. This translates into a loss of about $12 million of funding for UF, a figure that leaves some university projects in limbo. Money for a statewide research effort on brain tumors? "Sorry, thanks for playing." Some cash to help out a local community health clinic run by UF's College of Nursing? "No soup for you]" A little dough to fix stuff when it breaks? "Nah trick nah]" The shocker was that $5.3 million for maintenance and repairs. That forces UF officials to make tough decisions should a situation arise where serious repairs to infrastructure are needed. We better hope this unbearable heat doesn't knock one of our air conditioning systems out, or this place may start to feel like a real swamp. We know the tired logic behind his hatred of spending: You can't just throw money at the problem. Well, Mr. Scott, you can't horde your way into prosperity, either. We understand cuts have to be made and not everything is going to survive those cuts. Perhaps the research and academic facility at Lake Nona can stand to be put on hold for now. But vetoing funding for programs that actually have some scientific standing is no way to go about digging a technology-and-innovation-starved state out of the hole it's in. Focusing on the results, a method Slick Rick is quick to support, involves taking time and yes, spending a little coin. So he refused to fund what he considers "wasteful spending." But not only does he insult the importance of local projects, but he turns the signing of the budget into a members-only party. When he signed the budget at The Villages Thursday, a group of Democrats was unceremoniously ejected from the proceeding. Sorry, liberals. No to you, too! Sumter County sheriff's deputies said the event was "private" as they kicked the group out. Problem is, it wasn't. Scott's people maintain that it was a public event. The Villages Daily Sun, the local newspaper, advertised it as such. The deputies had received their instructions from a special assistant to Scott, Russ Abrams, who refused to talk to the press on the issue. Guess there is a new sheriff in town. A Scott aide made a stupid mistake that makes his boss look like partisan schoolboy sitting in his tree house with a big sign nailed on the side: NO DEMS ALLOWED! Well, Scott doesn't really need much help with projecting that image. He's already etched himself into Florida's history as a incredibly unpopular man with stubborn and highly unreasonable beliefs about how to cope with budget issues. For a man who daily rapes the state of Florida, "no" is just another word in the way of the red pen. a ll te independent forida CJ Pruner EDITOR Joey Flechas Josh Isom MANAGING EDITORS The Alligator encourages comments from readers Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (about one letter-sized page) They mustbe typed, double-spaced and must include the author's name, classification and phone number Names will be withheld if the writer shows just cause We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel Send letters to letters@aligatororg, bring them to 1105 W University A or send them to PO Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome Questions? Call 376-4458 Opinions ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinion f~L~t~i~jRThit 1Rd4dCoN Leave it to pro ph ets to ruin a good pa rty mpending doom arrived May 21,2011. At least the Mayans give us an exWell, it's May 31, 2011, and I see no demons sing tension to Dec. 21, 2012 at 11:11 p.m. from the ash mounts of hell. Personally, I give more credence to We have had our fair share of disasters in recent years: them. At least their guess is based Y2K, anthrax scares, SARS, AIDS, Bird Flu, tsunamis, tyon the sun's alignment in the center phoons, earthquakes and global economic meltdowns. Now of the Milky Way for the first time in we have tornadoes in the Midwest going completely Charlie Shea Ford 26,000 years rather than the writings Sheen. So maybe God is PMSing at least a little bit. Expect his letters@alligator org of old desert scribblings where numwrath to be full-force once His menstruation starts, and trust bers written in the book by the author me, God has quite a heavy flow. were meant to be interpreted differWhat is the fascination with the world ending? Are our ently than how they were written. lives so boring that people actually "hope" for some type Fundamentalists, however, believe the Bible is meant to of cosmic shitshow to make things more interesting? What be taken word for word -except the numbers in it. Those are makes you think you are awesome enough to interpret His meant to be "interpreted." "Word" to the exact date? Don't you suppose that God "Shea, wouldn't the rest of the Bible be open to interpretawould be pissed at you for thinking you are arrogant enough ton then?" to even consider the possibility that you could decipher His "Nope. Just the numbers in it." super-secret plan? "What about the Book of Numbers?" Give Him some credit. What point is there in divinity if "Shut up or you will burn in hell!" there is no mystery or overarching badassery? A belief in a I was under the impression that perhaps a miscalculaChristian God should support his eternal dominance, the bon would instill Camping's followers with a little humility. type that turned jabrors into pillars of salt. They would have bought thousands of party hats and noiseAnd what about the surprise? God planned a surprise makers only to be terribly disappointed at their inability to party for the past 7,000 years for Jesus on Earth with plenty wear them proudly on their Savior's return in May. of fireworks and demon smashing, and you have the audacDo they lose their faith? Do they continue going to work ity to ruin it? as if nothing happened? Of course not. Obviously Jesus was Why don't you just take the first piece of cake for yourself busy, so he had to reschedule. No biggie. while you're at it, ya big dick? Attention everyone. The physical Rapture will now be What is more frustrating is the fact that these are based October 21, 2011. Make sure to set the event in your Google on undeniable "proof." Harold Camping has stated that one calendar. day for the Lord is obviously a thousand years. Since the As for me, I cannot side with a group of people who try flood occurred in 4990 B.C., the spiritual apocalypse would to avoid the fun of killing demons. Have fun floating up to definitely come 7,000 years later in 2011. Heaven naked while I curbstomp the spawn of Satan. The date of May 21 is represented by 722,500 days afOr perhaps I'll wait for the Mayan destruction. At least ter the crucifixion. Determined by 5 x 10 x 17 x 5 x 10 x 17. there was an entertaining movie about that. These numbers were selected of course because they were Shea Ford is a psychology senior at U. His column appears on religiously symbolic. Tuesdays. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. 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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011E ALLIGATOR, 7 Gov. Scott is killing education one penstroke at a time When Gov. Rick Scott announced his budget proposal in February, the word "educaton" was notably absent from the political event. And when he did roll out his education budget proposal, it called for slashing already underfunded public schools by more than 10 percent. The education budget approved by the Legislature did not cut schools as deeply as the governor recommended, but it was almost as irresponsible. Teachers and other school employees will lose their jobs, programs will be drastically cut, and schools will be closed. Florida's classrooms cannot be protected from these decisions. On Thursday at his political event announcing what items he would veto out of the state budget, the governor made a big show of saying he was putting money back in the schools' budget. It was a politically expedient message for a governor with plummeting poll numbers but also a cruel suggestion for school employees who face layoffs and furloughs and for school children who attend Florida's inadequately funded school systems. This Legislature handed out more than $300 million in tax cuts in a year while the education budget was slashed. The governor lobbied hard for these tax cuts, but didn't lift a finger to prevent the real harm that will be caused by cuts in education and health and human services. Andy Ford is president of the Florida Education Association. Lost in the sauce: A hitchhiker's (hazy) Igulp a frosty mug of Pabst, wink at Gerry and ask, "Hey Hank, when are you going to start serving blacks in here?" Mueller's steel eyes glare at Gerry and me. He sneers then spits out a robotic response. "As soon as I find someone stupid enough to eat them." I give Gerry my "holy shift' look. Less than three miles from Charleston Air Base, Mueller's is run, and owned, by two German racists, Hank and Jim. They won't serve blacks and don't like whites. It's 1968 in South Carolina, yet nobody has heard of the Orangeburg Massacre. "Why not come to Jacksonville this weekend?" Gerry's smile invites larceny. "My pal Waldo and me will take you to a joint that makes the best Singapore slings in Florida." Blessed with teeth like Chiclets, premature-gray hair, and a tall athletic build, Gerry wows the chicks, but I'm not bottom feeding. I hang out with him because he drinks like a dying man. "I don't know, Gerry," I say. "I'm strapped." "Don't be a pussy," he fires back. "Crash and eat at my house. You only need booze money." "Besides," he adds, "my sister's a piece of ass" "You're using your sister for bait?" "She'll like you man. Take her to the movies. See how it plays out." Asleep on the couch at Gerry's house, I hear a rumbling in the kitchen. I open one eye and spy Gerry's drunken old man pissing into the refrigerator. I eat out the entire weekend. U U The next night finds Gerry, Waldo and I sitting on stools in the promised oasis. We're pounding Singapore slings. Within two hours, it's painfully obvious I'm out of my league. I can't keep pace and am fading fast. When closing hour rolls around, I'm useless protoplasm that Gerry pours into Waldo's car. For the second straight night, rumbling startles me out of a coma-like sleep. "This one's alive. He's moving." A bright light hits my eyes. I try to make sense of that last sentence. My jaw feels as if Joe Frazier knocked me out. I regain my senses and spit out crumpled enamel like so many bits of sand. I see only the car's roof. My head rests on the seat and my knees on the floor. An oak tree mushrooms from the car's hood. The car's fenders embrace the tree. To my left sits a mangled steering wheel, and the windshield has disappeared. Bill O'Connor Don't move. Piece it together, what letters@alligator org the hell happened? What did Waldo say before you passed out? "You'll like this baby. I got it for a song. Let me show you what it can do." Tossed through the missing windshield like two duffel bags, Gerry and Waldo are dead. Veins that pumped gin and blood hours before are now wrapped in body bags and lifted into an ambulance. I start to feel each limb: delicately, slowly, hazily. My arms are fine. My legs are fine. No leaks. No sign of blood. I look at the paramedic examining my chest, then the E.M.S. bus. How can this be? My two friends are dead, and except for broken enamel, I'm unscathed. U U My drunkenness saved my life. When my chin hit the dashboard, my teeth absorbed the full-force of the crash. Miraculously, I was knocked cold. "Fifteen years on the job, I never saw anyone walk away from a wreck that bad," the state trooper said. U U My disease won't nourish mourning. Gerry got a bad break, the luck of the draw. After his death, I resume gambling, drinking and drugging. In 1966, Truman Capote's book "In Cold Blood" depicted two murderers hitchhiking. They're determined to kill the next Good Samaritan who picks them up. The book's grizzly murders haunt my psyche the way "Jaws" haunts future generations. One night after a bad bout with booze at Mueller's, I hitchhike the short ride back to base. It's well past 2 a.m., but cars still stop along this short strip for servicemen. So despite the rain, and imagined menace, I decide to "thumb it." A pick-up truck pulls over. I leap into the passenger seat. "Thanks a lot man," I tell the driver. "I really appreciate you stopping." I size up my benefactor through bleary eyes and note the hands on the steering wheel look like canned hams. The driver doesn't acknowledge my presence. He slowly accelerates back onto the main drag. guide to alcoholism "I was only out there a couple of minutes when you came along. I'm just going up the road to the air base," I say. Still the taciturn driver stares straight ahead. "I've been in Charleston almost two years, but I'm from N.Y. originally. You from around here?" Sbll nothing, he just stares into the night's deluge. The blackness smothers the deserted road. I begin to feel antsy. Most people pick up hitchhikers for company. They break up the monotony of a long trip, or, in my case, help out someone in a jackpot. This guy's different. He's mute. He hasn't turned his head or taken his two giant mitts off the wheel. F**k him. I combat silence with silence. It's no skin off my ass. At least I'm out of the rain. Soon, I'll be back in the barracks. I resign myself to silence. The stillness doesn't last. "You really didn't learn a thing from that accident in Jacksonville. Did you?" the stranger says. What the f**k!?! What did he say? Did I hear this guy right? I gotta be f*****g drunk. He couldn't have said that." "Excuse me? What did you say?" The driver turns, his face stolid. He says nothing. Bug-eyed, he stares through me, not at me. My heart races, I'm terrified. I'm just a kid. I turn away. The windshield wiper's cadence beats time with my heart's palpitations. I calculate. If I jump out of a car moving 55 mph, can I survive? When I hit the ground, will I be all right to run? The storm worsens. The road ahead appears as sleek as a seal's back. Momentarily, the stranger focuses on the curves of the road. Less than a mile from the base, I start to shake and sniffle. Finally the truck slows and comes to a halt outside the entrance to the base The driver turns again, stares then waits a month before he chants one bone-chilling sentence. "Nice night for a murder." I spring the handle on the door and bolt. I don't offer him a thanks" or a "f**k you." I never hear the truck accelerate. I don't look back. Nice night for a murder? Was he playing a game? What was that stuff about Jacksonville? How did he know? Good or bad, my mania forbids lingering. My brain hops like a frog on speed. I reflect on both incidents but refute mystical explanations. He said Jacksonville taught me nothing. He was right, but I'll learn. Unfortunately, my new professors speak Vietnamese and wear black pajamas. Bill O'Connor is a Vietnam veteran,former Bronx firefighter and pub and restaurant owner. O'Connor is currently a journalism major at UF and a standup comic. The irreverent and acerbic O'Connor performs free standup around Gainesville. HANGOVER 2 WKL4kt h C>K

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LOTS OF GREEN 1br $350. 2br $400 372-6881, 213-3901 8-15-11-25-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-7-09-167-2 1/2 2nd MONTH'S RENT!! SPACIOUS 1285 Sqft 3BDR ONLY $256/BED www.arborpark.com CALL TODAY!! 352-335-7275 8-15-11-25-2 Now Leasing for Fall! Arlington Square & Wisteria Downs www.arlingtonsquare.org Downtown apts from only $619 Check availability today! 338-0002 8-15-11-25-2 1/1 East at $495 ALL Pets Welcome 1 MONTH FREE Frederick Gardens Call (352) 372-7555 8-15-11-25-2 Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 8-15-10-25-2 Pinetree Gardens 2/1 Townhome w/ w/d for $579 3br for $729. Limited Availability. 352-376-4002 8-15-11-25-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UR. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv msg 8-15-10-25-2 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! 8-15-11-25-2 3 Bedroom Houses Starting a $1235 Move In today. Park Near UF Free! Call 352-371-7777 8-15-11-25-2 *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 8-15-11-25-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$629 Great Location -Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 8-15-11-25-2 2 BR starts at $1029 3 BR starts at $1219 Amazing townhome, includes: Cable w/ HBO and Showtime Cobblestone Apts. Call Now! 352.377.2801 8-15-25-2 1,2,3,4 BR's -Move in now or August! Huge floorplans! Water/sewer inci! Washer/Dryers! Pets Loved! Cardio Pools Tanning Tennis 376-2507 bivenscove.com 8-15-11-25-2 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! 8-15-25-2 r-F0~ IL 3! One Month FREE! Move In by June 15th 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 8-1 5-11-25-2 idden~V411age 1/1 's Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 8-15-11-25-2 2/2.5 TH $699 4/2.5 TH 1 month FREE W/D included Pets welcome 352-332-7401 thegardensuf.com 8-15-25-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1's from $659 3/2's from $799 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym vww.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 8-15-11-25-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H20 Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 ww.MuseumWalk.com 8-15-11-25-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 8-15-11-25-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4's Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 8-15-25-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 8-15-11-25-2 Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 8-15-11-25-2 Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts. Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 8-15-11-25-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 @1BRs $425-495 S 3BRs $630 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 8-15-11-25-2 !LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK!! 1 /1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2's and 3/2's Pets Loved! Pools *Cardio *Tanning *Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 biketouf.com 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 Pine Rush Villas Sign a lease by 4/30 and enter to win a FREE YEAR OF RENT!! Pet Friendly No weight limit Near UF and Oaks Mail 352-375-1519 8-15-11-25-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $829 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 8-15-11-25-1 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 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 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!! 8-15-25-2 WALK TO UF & MIDTOWN 3 & 4BR HOUSES from $1375/mo. Free offstreet parking, all appliances incl WID, DW. Rent directly from owner. Special terms avail. dalyproperties.com or 359-3341 7-14-11-73-2 Courtney Greens 1/1 *$559 *Rate includes 1 month free!* Pet Friendly No weight limit *Brand New Energy Efficienl appiances* Ph. 375-3077 www.gremco.com 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 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 6-9-11-43-2

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 9 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent finished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT. Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $750/mo. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 6-211-31-2 2BR/1BA, 1/2 month free. $380-$425/mo. Mobile home w/ central AC/heat, shaded lot. Inc water, -mobile home lot $260/mo 352376-5887 8-15-25-2 ****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 6-9-11-36-2 ****3401 NW 7th Place**** 3/2 living, dining ,family rooms.All appliances, W/D, closeto campus, largeyd. Small petsOK Avail Aug.1, $1295 -333-9874 or 317-7346 6-9-11-36-2 ****4/3 18 NW 36th St.**** Close to campus, all appliances, W/D, central heat/air Avail. Aug 1, $1300 -333-9874 or 317-7346 6-9-11-36-2 ONW 39 Ave Huge 3BR/1.5BA apt, w/Ig loft Tile fir & nice carpet. Bright, wdlike fir $800 *2BR/1.5BA, some w/woodlike fir. All w/new BR carpet. $590-625. Gated patio, trees, flood Its. Part utils pd. Bus rte. 373-8310, 219-3937 6-2-34-2 *STU DENTS* 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses and apartments available for August. All close to campus. Most pets accepted. Call 870-2760. 8-1511-25-2 Renting Now and for Fall!! We have REAL 1/1s 3 blocks to UF -GATORNEST 575 sq ft, $550 300 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 8-15-10-25-2 Gainlesville Student Rentalsi ------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 @5/3 house 630 nw 36 street $1700 @4/2 house 1534 nw 54 drive $1500 5-31-11-32-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels Apts. Call now: 352-335-4455 8-15-11-25-2 STILL SEARCHING? ET REND 1.@Problems gohedl Call 352-375-7104 today! trend4rent.com 8-15-25-25 *WALK2UF.COM* Location, Location, Affordable 352-375-8256 8-15-25-2 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, $1195 333-9874, 317-7346 6-9-11-31-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 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 8-15-11-25-2 BRAND SCRABBLE' is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @e2011 Hasbro. Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. 01 U1 Ti Li P3 S1 B3 E1i 1 Oi U M3 Ti T1i Ai Ei 1 P3 DWE1ED Ai U Si a C PAR SCORE 145-155 BEST SCORE 206 Double Word Score 3rd Letter Triple HC1 RACK 2 E-1 RACK 4 RACK 4 FOUR RACK TOTAL TIME 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 callthe National SCRABBLE* Association (631) 477-0033. 05-31 WWWBELLAPROPERTIES.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 8-15-11-25-2. 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 7-28-11-22-2 CON DOS.JACKSONSQUARE.US Luxury condos 3 blocks North of UF 352-870-9453 8-15-25-2 Walk or Bike to Campus! 1,2,3,4 & 5 BR houses & condos available. Campus Realty 352-692-3800 rentals.campusrealtygroup.com 7-28-1134-2 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 5-31-11-16-2 Clean small efficiency Quiet.Wash/dry on prem.Wat/Sew incl NS No Pets.1/2m south UF/Shands,2 bus routes.$399/m.Same furnished $410/m 352-262-2871 Owner/agent 8-2-i11-30-2 Baxter House Near Campus 1013 SW 4th Ave. 4BR/2BA, custom designed, two story brick home, W/D, new H A/C, hardwood floors & walls. Much more $2,300/mo + util. 275-1259 ATucker458@aol.com 5-31-11 8-2 1103 SW 6th Avenue Rear, 2-story brick, 1/2 block to UF, 4BR + 2/3BA, remodeled open design, W/D, Disp, 2 A/C units, DWMW parking, backyard, NPets, NS. Fall $2,100 + util. 275-1259, ATucker458@aol.com 5-31 11-8-2 Post Apartments -352 376 0080. 352 284 3873. postj@bellsouth.net Clean, spacious, private apts. for calm, quiet, stable, mature persons. ODuckpond duplex -920 NE 6th Ave. $700 Carport, large yard, big trees, burglar bars, WDH, CHA, carpet. @1808 -1830 NW 10th St.1 and 2 bedrooms. $500-$650. Private patio with lock gate, large yard, big trees, carpet. 01700 SW 16th Ct.1 and 2 br Condos $550 -$650 1 block from Shands 8-15-11-25-2 Pinnacle Point large 2 bedroom townhouse just minutes from UF & Butler Plaza. All of our units are newly refurbished with all new appliances, tile, carpet, paint, light fixtures and more! Call today for specials 352-373-7578 8-15-11-25-2 LUXURY 3/2 CREEK'S EDGE CONDO Quiet upstairs condo. 1300 sf. Like New, Ig. rooms, hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen and appl. W/D. Mins to campus on direct bus rt. $975 727-463-0560 6-30-1114-2 LUXURY DOWNTOWN CONDO! Stylish City living in Regent's Park Beautiful, huge and quiet! Two story, 3BR/2.5 bath, w/garage Avail in Aug @ $1600/mo. Call Union Properties at 373-7578. 8-15-11-25-2 507 NW 39th Rd 1/1 $725-hardwood floors, porch, w/d, pets-Y!, no pet fees, walk in closets, fence, close to everything Newberry & 39th rd, Avil now. MUST SEE beautiful unit. 305-586-8255 smwhite14@yahoo.com 6-9-11-9-2 3BR/1BA house available August in SW Gainesville. Central heat/AC, hardwood/ tile floors, washer/dryer, carport, Florida room, private fenced backyard with patio, pet-friendly. $900/month. ph. 352-318-1053 6-16-11-12-2 3&4 bedroom homes avail in NWGainesville. Mins to UF and Santa Fe. Ideal for students/ families. Pets Welcome! Avail Aug 5. 3331 NW 30th PL 3bed/2bath $975 3321 NW 30th PL 4 bed/2 bath $1175 Call Ricky for more info 352-284-5119 6-711-8-2 AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 2 large rooms w/private baths. 10 min to UF. Large home, quiet neighborhood. $550/mo + utils per room. Cable, W/D, hardwood floors. 5 minsto busline. Call 352-284-0979 6-3011-13-2 1 MONTH FREE NO APPLICATION FEE Apts Starting at $350 Pets OK! Call Today. Meadowcrest Apts. 352-378-3988 meadowcrest@wbsproperties.com 6-14-11-10-2 1/1 w/ private gated court yard in small quiet complex. Prefect for the serious student or quiet proffesional small pets ok. $450 mnth call: 352 377-2150 6-16-11-10-2 .1-1 ---Y -Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of the largest human blood drop formations in the country. LifeSouth's North Florida district needs just as many donors per week to meet the need of our community hospitals. Be a part of something big and give blood today. For more information, call 888.795.2707 LIFEc tith or visit www.lifesouth.org. nmtl e 1/1 Campus Edge 3rd floor, very calm. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, overlooking the pool, gym. $699/m, Avail July 352262-2871 OwnerAgent 7-14-11-16-2 OCharming 2BR 1 BA Cottage Blocks to UF 2703 NW 2nd Ave. Central h/a, laundry with w/d, large private screened porch. No Pets, Avail August. Grandaddy oaks. $875/ mo. 1st last $500 security. 352-332-5836 6-16-11-10-2 POOL HOUSE 4BR/3BA 2816 W Univ Ave 1 mi to UF. Fenced-in nice backyard. W/D, DW. Avail now. $1500/mo summer, $1600/mo fall NEG. 327-2931, 376-6183 6-16-11-10-2 The Landings 2/2.5 Townhome ONLY $940 Includes Internet & Cable www.TheLandingsUF.com 352-336-3838 8-15-21-2 Very nice Rockwood Villas Townhouse 3/3 for only $900.00/month-Great deal! Large bedrooms, updated appliances, Washer/dryer, 2 pools, lots of parking Call Jared at (941) 737-6997 6-30-11-10-2 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 9. $1399/mo 904-534-6982, kencarmgravs@comcast.net 6-16-11-8-2 0000 HOUSE 0000 105 NW 30th St, 2200 sq ft, 3BR/2BA+ bonus rm w/ bath, carport, Ig yard, pet-friendly, 12 bilks to stadium, bus rte 5, 34, 43. $1700/ mo 352-281-7932 6-2-11-4-2 2BR HOUSE. Super nice, tile floors, A/C, W/D hook-up, fenced yard, on bus route, close to UF & SFC. $650/mo, flex lease. 914 NW 40th Ave. Call for info 352-318-8822 6-7-11-5-2 Great 3/2 House w/crpt & w/d (1100sqft) Rent $1050/month with lease Pets allowed :) Available June 1st Contact Kathryn: kesamai@gmai.com 4102 NW 21st Terrace Gville, FL 32608 7-14-14-2 2BR/1 BA APARTMENT 7129 SW 45th Place. $525/mo No pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 6-30-11-10-2 HUGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE 2 bilks 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. $2175 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 8-15-11-21-2 LARGE 4BR/2BA HOUSE. Extremely Nice, bike to UF, central AC/heat, W/D, dishwasher, ice, garage, fenced yard, landscaped. No pets. Avail Aug 16th -1 year. $1590/mo. 352-665-8166 Iv mssg 8-15-11-21-2 1/1 POOLHOUSE Across from Shands W/D Pets OK Gym Tanning Utilities Gated Entry Incl. 725 sq ft. Reduced Rate $925/mo Avail August 937-626-9882 5-31-11-3-2 LAKEWOOD VILLAS Large 1, 2 & 3 bdrm floor plans starting at $635. Washer/Dryer, Fitness Center, Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Sauna etc. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun 12-4 700 SW62nd Blvd 877-781-8314 vvw.iakewoodviiias.com text (Lakewood)@65586 8-15-11-20-2

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10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 For Rent Roil~h l ~ T O F r Rnien Roommates Furnishings Motorcycles, Mopeds Autos furnished I M 1 SPYGLASS Individual Leases. Furniture Pkgs. incl. Washer/Dryer, FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 701 SW26nd Blvd 888-267-5078 vww.spyglassapts.com text (spyglass) 65586 8-15-11-20-2 UPPER WESTSIDE I NANTUCKET 1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. Granite counters. Parking avail. Walk to campus & stadium. For info. call 352-872-4644 upperwestside@cmcapt.com text: upperwestside@65374 8-15-11-20-2 2/2 ROCKWOOD VILLAS, $750, NEAR MALL & UF. LOTS OF PARKING, CORNER UNIT, HAS OWN W+D D.AGUIRRE. AZOCAR@GMAIL.COM OR 347.878.9072 AVAILABLE JULY 1. 7-5-11-10-2 2/1 duplex in Tower Oaks Glen Cent A/C, laundry room w/ W/D, on bus route. No pets. $525/mo 1st month + last month. 6900 SW 21st Lane (352) 514-9698 6-7-11-4-2 DOWNTOWN STUDIO/GARAGE APT 416 SE 2nd St. Off-street parking, privacy. Near main bus station. H20/sewage provided, window A/C, space heat. $420/mo. 1st, last, sec. Call 373-6551 7-5-10-2 2BR HOUSE Private yard. Small dog OK. $650/mo 6200 SW 13th St. 352-372-6881 or 352-213-3901 6-7-11-4-2 LIVE ON UF LAKE PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS/GRAD. 2BR/2BA pristine Bivens Arm condo. Large den/3rd BR, hdwd firs, W/D, pool, canoe. Walk/bike to Shands/UF, bus stop. $1190/mo. 407-8321458 6-28-11-8-2 Quiet spacious 2 bed 1 bath house on large fenced corner lot,screen porch, washer/dryer hookup,pet feelease $750 available june 1 1123 NW 31st ave call 352 475 1586 6-94-2 4bed/4 bath condo available on 7/31. $275 per person.1.5 miles from UF; on bus line. All appliances &some furniture included. Call J. Erney at 352-328-1266. 7-7-11-10-2 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 8-15-25-4 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $385.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED, NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMESTER 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/mo. Includes all utilities, wifi, security system, Available 8/1 yearly lease. 727-501-3485 5-31-11-33-4 STUDENTS NEEDED -TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Call 727729-1561 5-31-20-4 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 6-2-10-4 350/mo 2 blocks from campus Close to downtown 814-440-3325 or jfidorra@hotmail.com 6-30-11-14-4 MATURE PROFESSIONAL Share 3BR/3BA pool home near UF. Safe area across from Plaza Royale. Bus rte. No alcohol or drugs. $325 + 1/3 util. 2 rms available 5/13. No pets. 371-3837 6-7-11-9-4 ROOMMATES WANTED! 2 student girl roommates looking for 1-2 roommates to share 4 bed/2 bath home. W/D,kitchen/dining/living/family rooms, side patio, fenced in yard $500/month everything included. Great location within 5 miles of campus! Call Megan, (386)441-8208. 6-7-7-4 $350 moves you in! No deposit or last months rent. Mature male student to share furnished 4/2. FR, LR, W/D, maid service, yrd man, 5 min from UF, new kitchen, big yard. No pets, non-smoker. (813) 362-7729 or 362-7881 6-7-11-5-4 Male college student wanted for gated 4BR/4BA Countryside condo, poolside, own BD & BA, W/D, cable, hi-speed internet, early stop on UF bus rte. Utils incl. $400/mo. No deposit 863-634-1893 6-30-11-10-4 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 352-357-9656, or 352-636-4814 6-30-11-10-4 Grad student looking for female students in fully furnished 4/4 condo at Countryside. $425/month. Includes cable/internet, utilities, W/D. On 2 bus routes. Contact Megan 727542-8155. 6-1 6-11-6-4 Real Estate NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UF For Info on ALL Condo for Sale, Visit wm.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 8-15-25-5 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 8-1 5-25-5 WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN! THE PALMS -New Ultra-Luxury Condos. Granite, Huge Closets, Pool, Call Eric Leightman, University Realty 352-219-2879 8-15-25-5 Perfect 2/2 Townhouse 3.5 miles UF $135,500. Master bdrm upstairs. New A/C, kitchen appliances, siding, and much more. Pictures, ect at Realtor.com MLS #319897. 352-376-9756 6-16-11-9-5 UiFurnishings BED -QUEEN -$120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 8-15-11-25-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 8-15-11-25-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 8-15-11-25-6 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. 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 8-15-25-6 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 8-15-25-6 *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. 8-15-25-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 8-15-25-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 8-15-11-25-6 ***Road Rat Motors*** Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. lyr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 8-15-11-20-11 Road Rat Motors is Gville's #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 8-15-11-20-11 04 Ford Taurus $5999 02 Chevy Camero $6999 03 GMC Sonoma $6999 05 Chevy Monte Carlo $6999 352-375-9090 8-15-95-12 05 Saturn Ion $7999 02 Nissan Xterra $8999 05 Chevy Trailblazer $9999 05 Toyota Camry 352-375-9090 8-15-95-12 $10,999 MF_ utosWanted 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 8-15-25-12 WE BUY JUNK CARS CASH PAID for Laptops Titles Only. Call KT Parts & Repair Mac & PC laptops 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 8-15-11Joel 336-0075 www.pcrecycle.biz 25-12 8-15-11-25-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS **HEADLINERS SAGGING?** Network specialists POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? We buy computers and laptops On site avail. Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973 Working and Non-working Google: Steve's Headliners, Gainesville 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 815-25-12 8-15-11-95-7 A+ Mobile PC Repair Our technicians provide fast and thorough computer repairs, at an affordable price. We come to you. (352) 212-1220 APlusMobile@rocketmail.com 9-2-11-30-7 1 F For Sale *@@PARKING*** Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 8-15-10-25-2 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway. bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 8-15-10-25-10 GOATS FOR SALE Charlie -352-278-1925 8-15-25-10 Motorcycles, Mopeds ***WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM** FULLSERVICE MOTORCYCLE -SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 8-1525-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** HUGE Selection. Scooter Sales & Service! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 8-15-11-25-11 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 8-15-11-25-11 **SCOOTER RENTALS** Rent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-1511-25-11 STAND OR SIT S POWERFUL MOBILITY 15-20 mile range, 15-20 mph. Easy to take apart. 300 lb capacity, 500 watt -battery operated Excellent for Campus & Fun $975 & up. Call today J&S Assoicates 352-339-5158 6-30-11-9-11 I BUY CARS & TRUCKS Call Anytime 352-339-5158 6-30-11-65-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 60 day payoff On cash vehicles Pay off time negotiable 352-338-1999 8-15-95-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES All vehicles $0 down! No credit check Cash vehicles $1000 and up! 352-338-1999 8-15-95-12 92 Eagle Talon $1499 89 Ford Bronco II $1299 94 Ford Taurus $1299 01 Mits Montero $2999 352-338-1999 8-15-95-12 96 Cadillac Deville $1999 00 Hyundai Elantra $1999 98 Ford F250 $2500 96 BMW 318TI $3999 352-338-1999 8-15-95-12 99 Ford F150 $3999 02 Chevy Blazer $4999 01 Chevy Silverado $5999 98 Dodge Durango $6999 352-338-1999 8-15-95-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES Certified vehicles No credit checks Move vehicle $500 & up! 352-375-9090 8-15-95-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES No credit check, buy here pay here Cars, SUVs, Trucks & Vans 30 day warranty 352-375-9090 8-15-95-12 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Denise Fanning at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfranchis.cfcoxmail.com LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 8-15-25-13 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone who's lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND. UF GRAD PAYS MORE for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 8-15-25-13 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 6-2-11-25-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. YCRBIL BRAND GRAMS SOLUTION S1 U B3 P3 Li Oi Ti RACK 1 = 72 T 1 1 M3 O Ui Ti RACK 2 = 65 P3 Ei Ti N1 i A1 RACK 3 = 59 03 P1] 3 Ui S RACK 4 = 10 PAR SCORE 145-155 TOTAL 206 SCRABBLE" is a trademark of Hasbro in the US and Canada. @2011 Hasbro Distributed by Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 11 l a Help Wanted Help d J C[ aeHelp Wanted Health Services BARTENDING $300 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 8-15-10-25-14 F/T Legal Secretary/Office Administrator, salary negotiable. Call Carrillo & Carrillo @ 352371-4000. 6-2-11-8-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 8-15-1025-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! -Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 372-1226 sandysresale.com 8-15-11-25-14 OSOATTENTION SMOKERS!000 OODo you want to quit smoking?@@ Smokers needed to participate in a smoking cessation study. You may be compensated. Call UF Smoking Lab & Clinic (352) 8706509 or email: ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 5-31-72-14 City of Gainesville Parks/Rec Dept. is now hiring for seasonal recreation and aquatics positions Competitive pay in great work environment! Apply online today at www.cityofgainesville.jobs 7-12-11-5-14 ATTN SMOKERS!!!! Need participants for study assessing the effects of various activities on smoking. COMPENSATION provided. Call 336-4063706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 5-31-13-14 (352) 3770383 4488 NW 6th St. www.cityautorepair.com Gainesville, FL 32609 ~F~b~kREPAIR Fac___ "Where we treat you like family" All of your auto repair needs. We pick you up & drop you off. Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis ACROSS 1 McCartney bandmate 6 Minimal effort 10 "It seems to me," online 14 Fax predecessor 15 Makes collars, say 16 Armstrong on the moon 17 Port of call 19 Hindu royal 20 Rip to shreds 21 City near Lake Tahoe 22 Inner Hebrides isle 23 Switch settings 24 Readily interchangeable, fashionwise 27 Bygone deliverer 29 "Rabbit, Run" author 30 Office copy 31 Aid for a ref's review 34 Original Dungeons & Dragons co. 35 Office fund for minor expenses 38 Held a hearing, say 41 Give a rude awakening to 42 African capital contained in its country's name 46 Easily bent 48 Ochoa of the LPGA 49 Head locks 53 Upsilon follower 54 Bozo, in Bath 55 Take it easy 56 Place for a snow blower 57 Barrel of laughs 58 Horseplay, and a hint to the starts of 17-, 24-, 35and 49-Across 60 Pacific island half? 61 Masterful server 62 "Fame"singer David, 1975 63 Attends to, as a dry stamp pad 64 Terrier type 65 Jokes around DOWN 1 Largest of the Virgin Islands 2 "Separate Tables" dramatist Rattigan 3 Four-time Indy 500 winner 4 Senate majority leader Harry 5 Prescriptions, for short 6 County northeast of London 7 Insurance giant 8 Beatles concert reaction, often 9 Uncanny gift, for short 10 Encroachment 11 Wasn't kidding 12 Takes by force 13 Ending for pay 18 Ireland, in poetry 22 Identity thief, e.g. 24 Dada pioneer 25 Russian assembly 26 I've Grown Accustomed to Face" 28 Swabbing tool 31 R-V connectors 32 Lille lily 33 Mo. to see Dracula at your door? 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Span/Eng; long term; Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resume, pix, to gnv@nanoneone.com 6-7-11-14-14 Net Enforcers is looking for a FT Junior Applications Developer. Excellent Benefits. Please email resume to ahjobs@intersections.com. EOE. www.netenforcers.com 6-28-11-14-14 SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY, $14.50 base/appt PT/FT openings avail. Customer Sales/Service, Will train, conditions apply all ages 17+ CALL NOW (352) 505-9241 6-2-11-8-14 HIRING ALARM DISPATCHER 24/7 monitoring center w/part-time, day, evening & overnight shifts currently available email ddamiano@cpss.net or fax 352-4913617 8-15-11-25-14 Exp. PRESSURE WASHING person w/ truck to pull trailer, pc, internet, cell; flexible hrs, part or full-time 'as needed', good pay. Only serious/dependable candidates, please. 352870-6017/shaneman@symo.com 6-16-1112-14 HTML Programmer (Part Time) This part-time, entry level position primarily involves working on websites and online publications for our clients using HTML, CSS and basic image manipulation. We code websites by hand (no visual website generators such as Frontpage), so at least entry level to intermediate HTML and CSS skills are required. Graphic design and layout skills may be helpful, but are not necessary since most of the work involves adding content to existing websites. About 20 hours per week with flexible scheduling. The position does have the potential for long term growth into other positions within our company. www.oandp.com/careers 5-31-11-6-14 BARN HELP EXPERIENCE A MUST. In exchange for lessons or boarding; or will pay the right person. Hunter/Jumper facility. 352-359-4149 6-211-5-14 LaFiesta Restaurant Now hiring hostesses, servers, cooks & dishwashers. Apply after 2pm 7038 NW 10th PI 6-9-11-8-14 MARKETING POSITION -PT PERSON M-F DAILY -20-30 HOURS WEEKLY STARTING $8.00 HOURLY BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND HAVE EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS. MUST BE PROFICIENT IN EXCEL AND WORD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS. EMAIL:WELLS@RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM 5-31-11-5-14 AUTOCAD -PT PERSON M-F DAILY -30-50 HOURS WEEKLYSTARTING $9.00 HOURLY BASED ON EXPERIENCE. MUST BE DEPENDABLE AND GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC AUTOCAD. 1 MILE FROM CAMPUS. EMAIL: WELLS@ RIDGWAYTRUSS.COM 5-31-11-5-14 WAITPERSON NEEDED Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse. Apply from 2:30 to 4pm at 1624 SW 13th St. No calls please 6-2-11-5-14 HOUSEKEEPING -CLEANING JOB All around cleaning & laundry. FT available Mon-Fri, 10am -5pm. $7.50/hr, experience and good attitude preferred. Call 256-3323 for more info and interview. 6-16-8-14 FT NANNY NEEDED JUNE 1ST: $13/hr; 5 kids 4-12; 45 hrs/wk; M-F; must be exp/prof/ref/ commit lyr+ Noah's Ark Nanny; e-mail resumepix, schedule to gnv@nanoneone.com 6-2-11-4-14 PT Assistant Manager position for non-profit organization's Thrift Shop. Some retail experience reqd. Must be able to work flexible days/hours. Refs reqd. Please email resume to office@gainesvillejrleague.org 6-9-115-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office. Approx 25 hrs/wk, afternoons and some Sat mornings. Tasks include taking rent payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $7.50/hr. Good PT job for student. Please send resume and cover Itr to rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please. 8-15-11-20-14 CLERICAL/TECHNICIAN POSITION Full Time Please apply in person Institute of Veterinary Specialists 3603 NW 98th St. Suite A 6-16-5-14 F 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 8-15-25-15 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 8-15-11-25-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 8-15-25-15 www.UFMoverGuys.com Licensed & Insured 0 Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading 0 Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 8-15-11-31-15 BANNERS -SIGNS -VEHICLE WRAPS PLAQUES -AWARDS -FULL COLOR -GIANT PHOTO ENLARGEMENTS Top Quality -Fast Service -Low Prices SignMasters -signpower.com -335-7000 9-30-59-15 NEED A LAWYER? SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 10-28-74 15 ADVANCED CLEANING & JANITORIALSO 30 years exp. 0 Prompt s Dependable Detailed cleaning at low rates. 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12, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 Crabs, camels and lumberjacks usher in summer By JONNYSHIVER Alligator Contributing Writer PALATKA -The salty aroma of fresh seafood churned in the cool breeze blowing across the St. Johns River as children laughed and screamed out of joy or fear -and sometimes both -as carnival staff pushed mobile thrill rides to their limits. About 40,000 people enjoyed the sunshine, vendors, entertainment and rows of seafood at the 23rd annual Blue Crab Festival in Palatka on Sunday. The festival, which occurs on Memorial Day weekend every year and lasts Friday evening through Monday, offers something for everyone, said event chairwoman Carla Jayne Morms. Free entry, entertainment, parking and affordable food helped make this particular Sunday one of the best the festival has seen in years, she said. For $10, those in attendance could catch a quick glimpse of Palatka from a few hundred feet above the St. Johns River in a helicopter. Five dollars bought a camel ride, with the option of choosing 7-year-old Joe or Lulabell, the 8-year-old camel. The camels were introduced last year and are back by popular demand, Morris said. "People flock down here to see the camels," she said. The camels are the product of three generations of animal trainers. The Riders family, from Citra, have been training animal stars for decades. The family has trained animal superstars that have appeared in movies such as "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "Evan Almighty" and the upcoming "Zookeeper," which features a camel named Shorty. Entertainment wasn't limited to just kids. For the older crowd, the Budweiser beer tent sold ice-cold brew all day while popular tribute bands played under the adjoining tent. The live music tent kicked off Sunday's line-up with chef-hat-wielding Sauce Boss who not only fires up his guitar but also cooks his own special recipe gumbo on stage for audience members. Popular tribute bands The Hendrix Experience and Led Head rocked the stage in the evening, with Motor City Josh headlining the stage at 10:30 p.m. The International Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, new to the festival, showcased axe-throwing, chainsaw-wielding, log-rolling lumberjacks as they chopped, sawed and balanced on a floating log in a show of precision and brawn. The show, led by Lee LeCaptain, has traveled across five continents to show off the skills of the lumberjacks tossing axes at a target, carving tiny chairs from a log using only a chainsaw, and carefully balancing themselves on a floating log while running in place as if from a cartoon. The lumberjacks raced manpower against machine in an epic battle between a gas-powered chainsaw and Local the 60-tooth wood-eating beast NewS known as a crosscut saw in which two men, one on each end of the saw, push and pull as the razorsharp teeth rip through the tough cedar log. The man-powered saw won the round with a time of only 34 seconds to cut through the roughly 12-inch log. But people like Ron Ruggles and Marianne Ferrara, of Orlando, didn't drive all the way up to Palatka for the entertainment. Instead, they drove up for the thing the event is named for -the food. "We wanted to get up to our elbows in blue crab," Ruggles said. About 40 food vendors were on hand to serve up a hefty menu of crawfish, alligator, fish, traditional grease-pit fair food and several versions of blue crab. Ferrara said her only complaint was that most of the downtown shops were closed. "This may be the only reason I ever come to the town," she said as she broke apart another crab leg. At the sight of Ferrara standing up from Riley Kennerly, 5, of St. Augustine, rides the back of Lulabell, an 8-year-old camel, at the Palatka Blue Crab Festival this weekend. her shaded table next to the main entertainment stage and a mechanical bull, Ruggles had only one thing to say: "More napkins honey, we're runrng out." About 200 vendors gathered to sell a wide variety of items from hair accessories to custom-built cedar furniture. Youth baseball teams came to sell snacks and drinks, eagerly awaiting donations to help buy equipment or travel to tournaments. Michelle Rider, the arts and crafts coordinator, said the vendors, some of which will make upwards of $15,000 over the course of a weekend, are required to hand-craft most of what they sell. Morris said the Palatka Chamber of Commerce estimates the festival to have a $4.2 million economic impact on the community. "You can't get a motel room in Palatka," she said. "Last night you'd have to sleep in your car. People have traveled from as far away as Texas for the blue crab, she said. The festival closed Monday with a parade and memorial service for veterans, along with the Ducks for Bucks duck race. The race proceeds benefit the Palatka New Vision Lion's Foundation. The festival's turnaround, after nearly being axed last year due to a lack of funding has been a tremendous accomplishment for Morris and the nearly 75 volunteers it takes to host the festival, she said. "Seeing the crowd -seeing everybody smiling and having a good time," she said, makes all of the hard work worth it." Visitors left pictures, flags and written messages for fallen soldiers MEMORIAL, from page 1 for reuniting Mamma and Borris with their fan When a person writes a message on one of the stones, the VFP knows the stone was visited and decorates it with a flag each year, Camil said. In the first year, there were 12 stones with flags for soldiers with local ties. This year, there were more than 70 stones with flags from around the country. Aymen Almarrani, 20, an Iraqi student studying at Santa Fe College, put a picture and a poem at the stone of Peter Neesley, 28, of Grosse Point Farms, Mich., on behalf of Neesley's mother and sister. Almarrani never met Neesley when he was alive but has a unique tie to him. Almarrani worked as a translator for the U.S. Army and the Iraqi Society for Animal Welfare. He said soldiers like Neesley often befriend stray dogs in Iraq and don't want to leave them behind when they come home. The ISAW works to get those pets shipped to the soldiers in the United States. Neesley had mentioned his two dogs, Mamma and Borris, to his family while he was in Iraq. After Nessley was killed, the dogs were left behind without anyone to look after them. Neesley's family requested the dogs be brought home and Almarrani was the one responsible m1ily. "It was piece of Peter," Almarrani said. "It felt great to bring them [home]." Other people who visited the memorial had no direct ties to those on the stones, but said seeing them all spread out along the mile of road gave the lives lost overseas a new perspective to people here. "You drive past, and it just keeps going." Evan Webb Stuart UF Student "You drive past, and it just keeps going," said Evan Webb Stuart, 22, a UF student. Kirk Anthony, a VFP volunteer, said he understood some wars had to be fought, but he wished more people would come out and show respect for the people who fought those wars and paid the ultimate price. Anthony's son, Mark DeFord, 25, did two tours in Iraq and has been out of the Marines for 10 months. DeFord said he hopes the display will prevent the need for memorials like this in the future. "When our generation's making policy, their kids will be in a similar display," he said, "if we allow it to happen." Six thousand tombstones line Northwest Eighth Avenue in memory of fallen U.S. soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars on Memorial Day.

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Sports TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 ALLIGATOR www.aIligatorSports.org Gators win tourney, earn No. 2 seed JESSE SIMONTON Alligator Staff Writer jsimonton@aIigator org After a steamy, emotional, rollercoaster weekend, No. 1 Florida exited Hoover, Ala., with its first Southeastern Conference Tournament trophy since 1991 and a No. 2 overall national seed in the 2011 NCAA Baseball Tournament. The NCAA announced the fheld of 64 on Monday, and the Gators, one of eight national seeds, will host the Gainesville Regional starting Friday in McKethan Stadium. Despite capturing the SEC Tournament Championship and reclaiming its top ranking, Florida was dealt an arduous draw as Miami and Jacksonville come to town this weekend. "This time of year it's not who you draw, it's how you're playing," Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan said. "Every Regional is tough." UF will play No. 4-seed Manhattan at 4 p.m. Friday, while the No. 2-seed Hurricanes and No. 3-seed Dolphins play at noon. "Great teams," senior second baseman Josh Adams said. "JU came in here and beat the brakes off of us. Miami is hot right now." The Gators swept the 'Canes in March while Jacksonville demolished UF (11-2) two weeks ago. The Gators return home after a wild weekend where they played five games in four days, watched one of their best players go down in a freak accident and looked on as two forgotten / pitchers potentially threw themselves back into the mix. Florida beat Vanderbilt 5-0 for a school-record 11th shutout in the championship Sunday winning the tournament with dominant relief pitching and aggressive base running. AP Photo Gators re evers combined fo p nh -Flou Florida shortstop Nolan Fontana celebrates UF's first Southeastern Conference Tournament title since 1991 after the Gators shutout VanSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 derbilt 5-0 Sunday at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. Former walk-on vital to WCWS run Junior tops UF in average, steaks By BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer Michelle Moultrie was going to attend Florida no matter what. But instead of being just another finance major who graduated in the top 10 of her high school class, she decided to take a chance on one of the several sports she played growing up in Jacksonville. "I came to [UF's softball] camp just to get coach [Tim] Walton to see me," the center fielder said. Walton had a gut feeling about what he saw from Moultrie and invited her back to try out for the team. Three years later, the former walkon is now a leadoff hitter and one of the key components on a Gators squad making its fourth-consecutive trip to the Women's College Softball World Series. But it didn't always feel like the junior would reach this point. Moultrie's freshman year was filled with nerves and an ongoing battle to translate her raw athleticism into refined skills. She batted .261 and was nowhere near the defensive juggernaut Florida fans have grown to love in 2011. "She was very, very unsure of herself when she first got here," left fielder Kelsey Bruder said. "She would catch the ball and just let it pop right out of her glove." Now, Moultrie is a reliable fielder and an absolute pest for opposing teams both with the bat and on the basepaths. She has hit in 55 of UF's 62 games and reached base in all but two contests. SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 15 Introducing a brand new spin on a sportswriting staple ike Lupica shoots from the lip. Pat Dooley strokes the back nine, and Bill Simmons writes 10,000-word mailbags. Everybody has a gimmick. I want some of that action. So I bring you, "Musings Courtesy of A Mouth From The South." 0 U U Not since Mr. Rogers has a dude in a sweater vest been on TV this much. Jim Tressel disgracefully resigned from Ohio State on Monday, sending Shelley Meyer into an Jesse Simonton epileptic trance. Tressel may have Simon Says eluded full-blown hujsimonton@alligatororg miliation because the NCAA is expected to slam Ohio State, but someone needs to b**** slap the NCAA. Tressel has more skeletons in his closet than Tony Soprano, but the NCAA refuses to admit they too are in cahoots with the mob. Tressel is a cheat, but he's far from the only one. The NCAA has operated in back alleys with seedy characters just as long as Pat Dye, Ron Meyer and Tressel have been around. They've dragged their feet long enough, the time has come to address student versus athlete. Lauren Embree's awe-inspiring effort to propel the Gators women's tennis team to a NCAA Championship was as good as any performance Tim Tebow ever had at Florida. Yeah, I said it. Embree's valiant comeback from down 4-0 against one of the country's best players, in the chick's home arena, was incredible. SEE JESSE, PAGE 15 E The Florida men's golf team heads to Stillwater, Okla., today for the NCAA Championships. Check out alligatorSports.org for a preview of the fifthseeded Gators' quest for a title. Previous question: Of the five accomplished senior softball players, who was your favorite during her four-year career as a Gator? Megan Bush Stephanie Brombacher Aja Paculba Kelsey Bruder Tiffany DeFelice E After a well-received first edition featuring host Jesse Simonton at the helm, the alligatorSports podcast is back again this week. Stars Matt Watts, John Boothe and Bryan Holt are back to discuss Gators athletics and much, much more. Subscribe and download on iTunes. Percent 31% 25% 18% 17% 8% 99 TOTAL VOTES

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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 Gators finish strong in prelims, fill 26 spots for finals LaCaze sets steeplechase mark By JOHN BOOTHE Alligator Writer Even though Florida's track and field athletes only needed to crack the top 12 in each event to advance from the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds, UF coach Mike Holloway didn't let the Gators run on cruise control. With 26 slots filled for the NCAA finals held in 10 days, Florida not only secured a throng of potential scorers to send to Des Moines, Iowa, it also sent a message with how it qualified. "You can't coast, you get yourself in trouble trying to be cute this time of year," he said. Over the three days in Bloomington, Ind., the Gators had seven top qualifying marks. "We preach being ready at this time of year, the championship time of year, and so that's what we're doing now," Holloway said. "It's not a surprise to anyone in this program or anybody associated with the program or knows us well. This is the time of the year that we look to excel." The No. 2 men's team goes into the outdoor championships with 16 scoring opportunities -four more than it did in 2010 when it lost by one point to No. 1 Texas A&M. Athletes like senior sprinter Terrell Wilks and jumpers Will Claye and Christian Taylor will be competing in multiple events. UF's heavy-hitters will have to balance the team's goals with individual glory. "The main idea I have is winning as much as I can," Taylor said. "But in the big scheme of things, it's scoring as many points as I can towards that team title. So if I could get into many events, I can contribute. We're all going for the national title." The top NCAA qualifier in the triple jump, Taylor will also bounce between competing in the long jump and running the second leg Track of the men's 4x100 relay team. With fellow jumper Omar Craddock failing to reach the finals after battling through a bruised heel, Taylor said it's going to be difficult moving forward without the third piece of Florida's heralded jumping trio. "We're a strong group and whether we're winning or losing, we're sticking together," Taylor said. "And it's important for him, and for us, to realize that this isn't the end. We still have USAs and Omar is still going to be practicing with us." Holloway said the emphasis over the next week is to get the team rested up and mentally recharged to compete again for the fourth time in just over a month. The No. 23 women's squad also overcame a missed qualifier to close the weekend strong with eight slots filled for the finals. In the final turn of the 400m run, freshman Ebony Eutsey made a rookie mistake, running outside her lane. She was immediately disqualified after advancing to the semifinals. As Holloway coached Eutsey through the learning experience, fellow underclassman Cory McGee immediately picked up the slack with a runnerup finish of 4:26.53 in the 1,500m. "I think that some of the freshmen who came in this year, you look at Ebony, Darshay [Davis], Brittany [Harrell] and a few of us, we all just have attitudes where we get after it every day. .We're definitely bringing something else to the table," McGee said. Florida had three freshmen athletes qualify along with junior Genevieve LaCaze, who tore through 3,000 meters of track, hurdles and water obstacles in the quickest time in UF history Friday for a fourth-place finish in the steeplechase. coffiftno m dIL ]L z-co NBA After sitting out a combined 110 games this season with injuries, the "Big Two" from Florida's 2000 NCAA Final run finally hit the court to help out Miami's "Big Three" against Chicago. Udonis Haslem had 23 points, 23 rebounds and five assists in the Heat's 4-1 series victory over the Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, while Mike Miller finished with 21 points, 25 boards and three assists. While Haslem Miller and Haslem's playing time has increased, Corey Brewer's impact with Dallas is hitting a standstill. The two-time NCAA Champion with the Gators was on the court for just five minutes during the Mavericks' Western Conference Finals series victory over Oklahoma City in five games. Men's Swimming In his last competition two weeks ago at the Charlotte Ultraswim Grand Prix, former Florida swimmer and sri: Olympian Ryan Lochte had his best showing in the pool during the 200-meter backstroke against U.S. teammate Michael Phelps. Lochte S led Phelps going into the secondturn but was ultimately overcome by the 16-time gold medalist, who Lochte touched the wall just over a second faster. Lochte will next be competing in the Santa Clara Invitational from June 16-19. John Boothe and Rosa Taveras / Alligator Staff The Southeastern Conference is holding its annual conference meetings this week in Destin and coaches, athletic directors and school presidents will discuss some important legislation proposed by commissioner Mike Slive. Here are three of the biggest things to keep an eye on. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Rosa Taveras and Matt watts / Alligator Statt Max Reed/ Alligator Staff Christian Taylor will compete in three events at the NCAA Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa. SEC Spring MLeetings Slive

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 U ALLIGATOR, 15 Embree withdraws from semifinals with injured toe By THOMAS NASSIFF Alligator Writer Lauren Embree pulled out a magical performance to will the UF women's tennis team to a national championship last week, but the sophomore ran out of steam just short of an individual singles championship. Embree continued to steamroll opponents after her comeback win on Wednesday sparked the Gators to their fifth national championship. She advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Tournament against Stanford's Stacey Tan before having to withdraw due to injury. Embree withdrew right before playing the third set. Coach Roland Thornqvist said a nail had come off one of Embree's toes, and skin issues on the toe were too painful for her to continue after splitting the first two sets. "Lauren's been such a warrior but [Sunday] she was forced to retire," Thornqvist said. "She's the toughest player I've ever had the pleasure of coaching." The loss ended a stellar 2011 campaign for Embree which saw her rebound from wrist surgery in phenomenal fashion. The loss Sunday was her first of the season, as she ended the year with a 28-1 mark. "She had a great run, with lots of things to be proud of this year," Thornqvist said. "This is obviously disappointing, but I know she'll be motivated to do even better next year." In Gators men's tennis, Alexandre Lacroix's career at UF ended, but he Embree didn't go down without a fight. Although he was upset early in singles action, Lacroix and partner Sekou Bangoura Jr. made a deep run to the semifinals of the doubles tournament. The Gators duo finally saw their season end Sunday to Stanford's Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher. "Like [Saturday's match in the quarterfinals], I felt like it was Alex and Sekou's best match of the year," coach Andy Jackson said. "Our guys played better than yesterday, but the level of the team we played was much better today." Jackson said Stanford was "just too good" in the end, as Lacroix and Bangoura fell despite winning the first set. Lacroix ended his career as the winningest player in UF history with 214 career victories. The senior also tops UF's record books for most doubles wins with 104. Walton said Moultrie's attention to detail contributed to her speedy evolution Matt Tripp/ Alligator Michelle Moultrie is on pace to break the single-season batting average mark. The junior has already set the steals record with 28. SOFTBALL, from page 13 She broke the program's single-season steals record by swiping 28 bases and has not committed an error since Florida's 16-3 loss to UCLA in last season's WCWS. Walton credits her improvements to how well she absorbs coaching and instruction. About halfway through last season, he told her she was hitting too many fly balls. "I don't think she hit another home run, and I don't think she hit but two more balls in the air the rest of the year," he said. "She's very literal." In 2011, the junior, hitting .431 on the year, is also on pace to shatter Ali Gardiner's UF single-season batting average record of .407. When asked to assess Moultrie's performance on Saturday, Walton got emotional. "You can't assess," he said before composing himself. "She's better than anyone could ever expect. .I just can't believe that one individual could be that good in such a short period of time." Since Florida's bats heated up in the deciding Game 7 of the regional matchup with UCLA, Moultrie -along with sophomore Brittany Schutte has been the primary fuel. In three games, she has gone 6 for 11 with four stolen bases. Four of her hits and three of her stolen bases have come in the first inning. "We can count on her to do what she needs to do," Bruder said. "Whether it's bunt or slap, she's going to get on base." Moultrie admits she has surprised herself during her three years at Florida. She said where she's at now is the result of coaching and working on little things -aspects of softball she never previously thought could be part of the game. "She's better than anyone could ever expect. .I just can't believe that one individual could be that good in such a short period of time. .To see her now, she's a game-changer. .If you could take five more Michelles, we'd never lose. Tim Walton UF softball coach "I've just got to praise God for the abilities that He's given me," she said. "I never thought that I'd come this far." "To see her now, she's a game-changer," Walton said. "She makes every play offensively. She makes every play defensively. .She's someone special. .If you could take five more Michelles, we'd never lose." Gators get regional honors: Hannah Rogers, Brittany Schutte, Megan Bush and Kelsey Bruder were named first-team selections for the 2011 Louisville Slugger/ National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Southeast Region Team. Moultrie and Aja Paculba were selected to the second team. JESSE, from page 13 Her performance epitomized and exemplified what it means to never give up. If Muschamp is going to get the Gators back on top, he should show a highlight film of Embree's performance and say, "This is guts. This is guile. This is how you respond when you get hit in the mouth." Then he should turn the lights out and walk out of the room. Boom. U U U The No. 1 Gators baseball team has a heck of a road to get back to Omaha. Miami sits in their Regionals. Knock out the 'Canes for the third straight season and a showdown with Georgia Tech is likely lurking in the Super Regionals. Florida won its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1991 but just one national seed since 2000 has won the College World Series. I think that streak ends this season, but right now, I don't see the Gators as being the ones to break it. Florida is as talented as any, but its talent is in numbers not sheer studs. Volume can win you 45 games -I don't know if it can win you a title. The Gators have struggled against other team's aces (Palazzone, Grey, Garvin, Baxendale and Meyer all steam-rolled UF's bats), and in the postseason, you rarely get to beat up on a bushel of relievers on a Sunday. Florida's Back-End Boys are nasty, but as John Smoltz said watching the Braves flameout again and again in the playoffs, bullpens don't win you championships, they only lose them. The team needs its offense to rediscover its "Gators Swag." (Their moniker, not mine.) They won in Hoover without contributions from their big guns. But Florida will not get to Omaha if Zunino, Tucker and Maddox hit 10 for 57 (.175) with no long balls and just four RBIs in a Regional. I do think juniors Nick Maronde and Anthony DeSclafani made themselves a heap of money this past weekend at the SEC Tournament. Maligned for much of the season, Disco had two strong outings in Hoover, Ala., lighting up the radar gun and flashing his powerful right arm. His career-best appearance against Georgia might have single-handedly moved him into the second or third round of June's MLB Draft. The southpaw Maronde has been outstanding all season (1.72 ERA), and he again displayed his electric stuff that teams salivate over. Maronde pitched three times in the tourney, mowing hitters down like they were fresh off a JV squad. Although I doubt he becomes a closer in the big leagues, he's projected to get selected in the first three rounds. Pitching has dominated the majors in recent years and teams have put a premium on power arms. Both of UF's hardthrowing relievers should cash in. U U U Scottie Pippen is an idiot. 'Nuff said.

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16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 DeSclafani, Panteliodis toss solid appearances over the weekend BASEBALL, from page 13 ida played a small-ball approach, swiping 11 bases. But the weekend was marred by an emotional Saturday. Before Florida and Georgia squared off, UGA's Jonathan Taylor -the outfielder who is partially paralyzed after a violent collision with a teammate earlier this season -was honored before the game. Moments later, UF lefty starter/ designated hitter Brian Johnson was involved in his own scary scene. The southpaw was hurt in a freak play in the first inning, taking a throw from catcher Mike Zunino to the back of the head. Johnson threw a wild pitch that skipped off Zunino's mitt, and the UF's Brian Johnson is day-to-day after being hit by a throw from catcher Mike Zunino on Saturday at the SEC Baseball Tournament. The sophomore was briefly knocked out and suffered a mild concussion. SEC Player of the Year attempted to nail out a runner advancing to second, but instead, drilled Johnson, immediately knocking him unconscious. The sophomore lay lifeless for several minutes, but he regained consciousness and was taken to a local hospital. Johnson suffered a mild concussion but all tests were negative and he was released. "It's one of those accidents you never want to see happen," said Zunino, who was visibly shaken after the play and was comforted by Adams and Bulldogs coach Dave Perno. "It was very reassuring to see him in the hotel." Sunday, Johnson was in the dugout for UF's title-game victory, and according to O'Sullivan, is day-today, and his availability this weekend is unknown. "We're going to let the doctors handle it and the medical staff," UF's manager said. "I'm going to stay totally out of it. With these head things, there's a process you need to follow. We're not going to get involved with it, and we're going to let our medical staff handle it." One silver lining for the Gators was that Johnson's injury did set the stage for Anthony DeSclafani's spirited performance. After an inconsistent regular season, the hard-throwing junior was phenomenal in instant relief. The righty pitched a career-high 7.2 innings, frustrating a UGA team that had shelled him earlier this season. "It was great for [Disco] to have an outing like that," Adams said. "It gets his confidence back up. That's the thing about pitching in tournament play, if you don't have confidence you're not going to throw well." In Sunday's championship, Alex Panteliodis got the start and pitched with renewed vigor as well. After toying with mediocrity all season, the southpaw tossed 5.1 scoreless innings, looking his best since being UF's ace in 2010. The junior displayed renewed velocity and veteran moxie, stifling the SEC's best hitting team. "He definitely stepped up in a time we needed him" Adams said. "He looked like the old Alex. He was locked in." OF Daniel Pigott .583, 7 for 12 with six runs, one RBI and six stolen bases After a torrid weekend, the junior was named the MVP of the SEC Tourney, becoming just the fifth player to receive the award in school history. SS Nolan Fontana .187, 3 for 16 with five runs, one homer and six RBis. Fontana played flawless defense and plated the game-winning RBI in a must-win 3-2 victory against Georgia, sending the Gators to the championship game with Vanderbilt. OF Bryson Smith .409, 9 for 22 with two runs, three RBis and two stolen bases In UF's second game of the tournament, Smith went 4 for 5 and tallied all three of his RBis in the 6-0 shutout over Alabama. P Hudson Randall 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 8 IP, four hits and two strikeouts In his lone start of the tournament, Randall dominated Alabama and was compared to MLB great Greg Maddux by Crimson Tide coach Mitch Gaspard after the sophomore toyed with the Tide's bats for eight scoreless innings. John Boothe and Rosa Taveras / Alligator Staff Hui 1Z UQ10Q 110z Uioi Barber is more than just a great barber shop! Call beauticians Peggy and Tina for summer specials on ladies' cuts, highlights, waxing and morel Walk-ins Welcome Appointments recommended after noon Call today! 379-4686 t The e U E& ri HOUSE Wednesdays -Ladies Night Free wells and Drafts* $3 Pitchers Live DJ Wednesdays -Ladies Night Free wells and Drafts* $1.50 Longnecks DJ Ruby in XS Wednesdays -Ladies Night Free wells and Drafts* $5 Domestic Pitchers starts at 6pm see bartender for details TRIVIATUESDAYS Win a $50 bar tab 10 PM, NO COVER The L y