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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 7 We Inform. You pecide. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
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Some kind of night
UF student Lisa Aukerman sings her revised version of "Some Kind of Wonderful" accompanied by rock 'n' roll
band Kansas. The group performed at Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity's house during a rush event Wednesday.
Elections may hamper computer lab
By DAVID COHEN
Student Government may have to
throw a glitch into the accessibility of a
popular computer lab for a few days to
make sure the Fall election runs smoothly.
SG Supervisor of Elections Daniel
Maland said he needs nine more comput-
ers to implement secured-site online vot-
ing Sept. 27 and 28 and he may have to
take the machines from SG's computer lab
on the, third floor of the Reitz Union.
"No matter what the computer lab will
not be closed in its entirety to students,"
he said. "I can't eliminate [borrowing
some computers] as an option right now
as much as I'd like to. This is Plan Z.
Borrowing from one area (of campus) is an
extremely difficult process."
However, Maland said he is confident,
that with the help of the CIRCA computer
pass attack is
expected to give
See story, pg. 26.
labs and the University Registrar, the situ-
ation will be resolved.
"I think it's going along great," he said
of the transition to online voting. "As of
right now we are directly on target to have
- it implemented this Fall."
"I think it's going along great. As
of right now we are directly on
target to have it implemented
SG supervisor of elections
In late Summer,. Student Senate passed
the secured-site online voting initiative
allowing students to vote by computer
at designated polling locations on cam-
pus and is expected to save SG $30,000
each election. The Senate rejected "unse-
cured-site" online voting, which would
Available from Commercial News Providers"
have allowed students to vote from any
computer, on campus or'off, using their
Maland said the new system calls for
about 50 polling-station computers that
run Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0.
Student Body President Joe Goldberg
said he would approve removing the
computers if it ensures the voting system
will be ready for later this month.
"I think that we have a mandate by
the student body to do online voting,"
he said. "I think it's unfortunate that.we
don't have all the resources to do that, but
we have been asked to make that happen.
We're going to make that happen in what-
ever way we can."
Goldberg said the apparent lack of
resources.was caused mostly by the prox-
imity of the legislation to election time but
added the new election system is worth
possible growing pains.
"It's a step in the right direction," he said.
* Student Government kicks off the
Fall election season as the Gator
and Impact parties begin seeking
candidates for the 46 open Student
Students seeking to represent their
peers can apply in the Reitz Union
today, Friday or Tuesday.
See story, pg. 4.
OPINIONS 6 '
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* AS FLORIDA QUICKLY GROWS LARGER THAN
EVER, IT MAY NEED ANOTHER UNIVERSITY.
By JOHN W. COX
Alligator Contributing Writer
Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis and even
Katrina can't scare them away. The Sunshine State is
still the place to be.
A projected population increase of more than 2 mil-
lion people in the next five years may make a new state
university a necessity, a UF professor said.
UF is already feeling the pressure with a freshman
class of about 550 more students than expected.
"There are various areas in the state where students
don't have good access to higher education," said
Grant Thrall, a UF economic geography professor,
who was hired by the board that oversees the State
University System to analyze- the demand for higher
Thrall submitted a report to the Florida Board of
Governors outlining the importance of a new univer-
Student "It is a necessity if our objective is to
Life provide higher quality education," Thrall
said. "It's not uncommon that a very good
student has to go away to Orlando or
The Board was not looking to create competition
for UF but rather a supplement, Thrall said. A new
university would target good students who couldn't
get into UF.
Good students who cannot get into UF do not have
fair access to other reputable universities, he said.
Central Florida is not the only area affected by these
issues. Most population increases will occur in South
Florida, Thrall said.
"If we're going to have access to higher education in
the state, there will have to be more branches of already
existing campuses or new campuses," Thrall said.
UF has been impacted already by an increase in
student enrollment. Each year, admissions officials
must estimate how many students they should accept
in order to bring in the desired number of freshmen.
If for some reason their estimate is off, for example,
when the Bright Futures Scholarship Program first
began, they may end up with more students than the
university can manage.
The estimates are never exact because officials
never know how many of the accepted students will
decide to attend.
"The yield rate was pretty phenomenal," said Albert
Matheny, UF's director of Academic Advising.
Of the 22,000 applications for the Summer and Fall
terms, 12,000 students were accepted, Matheny said.
The normal yield rate for the Summer term is much
SEE ENROLLMENT, PAGE 8
2, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Poll: Public divided on
whether humans evolved
Americans are divided on whether
humans and other living things
evolved over time or have existed in
their present forms since the begin-
ning of time, according to a new poll.
People on both sides of the ar-
gument think students should hear
about various theories, however.
Nearly two-thirds of those in a
Pew Research Center poll, 64 per-
cent, said they believe creationism
should be taught alongside evolu-
tion a finding likely to. spark
more controversy about what is
taught in the schools.
That controversy could be re-
lated to the difficulty of measuring
public sentiment about teaching
evolution, creationism or the more
recent concept of "intelligent de-
sign," a Pew official said.
AASU to hold assembly
The Asian-American Student
Union will hold its annual assembly
tonight, focusing on how stu-
dents can become activists, AASU
President Sandy Chiu said.
The doors will open to the
University Auditorium at 6 p.m.,
and the show will start at 6:30.
Main speaker Jack Ong, an
activist, writer and actor, will ex-
plain what it's like to be an Asian
Pacific American in the media.
Ong will discuss "his struggle
as an Asian ... in the predomi-
inantly white industry" of en-
tertainment, said Peter Nguyen,
assembly co-director for AASU.
The event is co-sponsored by
Accent, Student Government's
Students don't have to be
Asian to-attend, Nguyen said.
Following the show, organi-
zations will table on Turlington
Plaza and free pizza will be hand-
ed out. The event was designed
for freshmen to see what AASU
organizations offer, he said.
Chiu said the Chinese
American Student Association,
Korean Undergraduate Student
Association, Vietnamese Student
Organization, Filipino Student
Association and Health-Educated
Asian Leaders will .feature dance
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
SG election season begins with ethics vows, slating
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Students seeking to represent their peers in
the Senate can apply in the Reitz Union today,
Friday or Tuesday.
The 46 open Senate seats represent resi-
dence halls and off-campus zip codes.
The first step to being slated, or tapped to
run with an SG party, is qualifying, which will
take place in Room 346. of the Reitz Union to-
day and Friday and in Room 288 on Tuesday.
Prospective senators must have a 2.0 GPA, a
12-credit undergraduate or 9-credit graduate
courseload and a clean conduct record on
Qualified students can then interview with
the Gator or Impact party, the only two slat-
ing candidates for the Fall election. Gator will
interview in Room 347 today and Friday and
Room 276 on Tuesday. Impact's interviews
will be in Room 355 today, Room 349 on
Friday and Room 277 on Tuesday.
Qualifying and interviewing both go from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students who do not interview, or who
interview and are not slated, can run indepen-
dently. All candidates must attend a manda-
tory election meeting Sept. 7.
Student Government kicked off the Fall
election season Wednesday with a first-of-its-
kind meeting to ensure the two parties run
Impact and Gator party leaders met with
Supervisor of Elections Daniel Maland on
The supervisor watched party representa-
tives read the SG election codes, asking them
to affirm after each section that they under-
stood the contents.
"Ignorance is no longer an excuse," he said.
Students had pled ignorance to accusations
of foul play in the Spring elections, he said.
Maland swore to hold
,Student the parties accountable for
.ti. ,,any violations committed
The statutes prohibit campaigning in class-
rooms, door-to-door campaigning on campus
.and promising benefits to a student or organi-
zation in exchange for political support.
Dean of Students Gene Zdziarski also
spoke at the meeting.
"Last year's elections were a bit of a chal-
lenge," he said, noting a state official told him
Florida elections were simpler than UF's.
Zdziarski said he wanted to see an ethical
campaign without people being "threatened,
coerced and harassed."
Maland said members of the election com-
mission were cornered and threatened by
party members during last Spring's election,
according to accounts he had heard.
"Horrible, horrible things were done,"
Maland said. "They won't be taken lightly."
The two parties also begin reviewing can-
didates for Student Senate seats today.
Gator spokesman Thomas Philpot said his
party offers the more experienced leaders.
"You're going to see a considerable advan-
tage in the experience and the ideas that The
Gator Party is able to offer," he said.
Impact President Thomas Jardon said his
party will try to "turn no one away."
"Our main intent is to make sure SG repre-
sents all students fairly and equally," he said.
Impact's platform has three tenets: "real"
online voting, responsible spending of student
money and the end of legacy positions in SG.
Jardon said SG should "spend less on lob-
bying trips to (Washington) D.C." and more
on free printing, Sunday bus service and wire-
less access throughout campus.
Gator's platform has not been finalized,
but Philpot said the party will continue to pur-
sue last Spring's objectives. These include free
online music, campus wireless access, gym
towels and improved readership programs.
The Voice and Access parties also regis-
tered for the Fall election, but representatives
said they were only securing the party names.
"I felt pretty bad last year when it was
taken for political reasons," Access President
Ansell Fernandez said. "We're looking to get
Access back to the way it was."
Fernandez said he has not yet decided
whether he will support a party.
Voice President Peter Gruskin said his
party is "with Impact and Progress."
"We don't want to split up the.non-Gator
vote," Gruskin said.
Students Interested in Snident Senate
candidacy, can apply for 11 seats representing
on-campus housing and 35 seats representing
Step One: Qualifying
Today and Friday Room 346
Tuesday Room 288
9 a mT,. 10 5 p.m.
Step Two: Interviewing
The Gator Party Impact Party
Today Room 347 Today Room 355
Friday Room 347 Friday Room 349
Tuesday Room 276 Tuesday Room 277
9 a.m to 5 om 9 a m. to 5 p.m.
For more Information call SG at 392-1665.
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Credit-card surcharges affect students' bottom lines
UF: No profit gained from 'convenience fee'
By BOBBY KEITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
There's a banner hanging above
the back entrance of Criser Hall that
states, "Students enter here to pay
Maybe it should say, "Students
enter here to avoid paying extra."
Since July 26 a fee of 2.6 percent
has been added to all online credit-
card payments made on ISIS for all
student. fees and "account-receiv-
able charges." This encompasses
everything UF students owe to the
university, including parking fines,
infirmary charges and tuition.
Students have only two ways to
avoid paying the fee: pay online with
an electronic check or wait in line at
S113 Criser Hall and pay in person.
Making the trek to Criser Hall will
spare students the extra charge.
"I had to come here in person
because it cost, like, $77 more to
pay [tuition] online," said graduate
student Tiffany Lightner, 22. "I also
had to park illegally."
UF implemented the additional
cost in order to offset processing fees
charged to the university.
The trip to Criser Hall may be
difficult for some students who
don't live near campus.
Jeff Grant, 23, is taking all his
classes through the Internet in
Naples and is not required to set
foot on campus all semester.
"This could be a real hassle for
me," Grant said.
About 22 percent of UF students
paid their fees on ISIS with credit
cards last year, said Stuart Hoskins,
senior associate controller at UF.
Graduate student Leila Noriega,
24, decided to pay in person this
year to avoid the added cost.
"It doesn't make much sense
why they just decided to charge us,"
But Hoskins said it does.
The revenue generated through
the "convenience fee," he said, will
go directly to the credit-card compa-
nies and to'the contracted outsourc-
ing company, which is a middleman
that processes ISIS transactions. UF
will not profit from the fee, Hoskins
As a result of the charge, students
will no longer be able to use their
VISA credit cards to pay tuition on
ISIS, creating another potential in-
convenience for many students.
"It doesn't make much
sense why they just decid-
ed to charge us."
UF graduate student
VISA doesn't allow surcharges to
be added to the consumer's bill by
any merchant, said Randa Ghnaim,
spokeswoman for Visa USA.
"Other universities have stopped
using VISA for the same reason,"
Ghnaim said. "It's a rule that we
require every merchant to follow."
As a result MasterCard and
American Express are the only two
remaining credit cards students can
use on ISIS.
Hoskins said VISA would still be
accepted if the service charge were a
flat rate, such as $10 per transaction,
instead of a percentage.
"We couldn't decide on a flat fee
that would be appropriate to use
for both a parking ticket and your
tuition," Hoskins said.
He said most UF students receive
grants and scholarships, and their
fees are paid out within the first
weeks of the school year. These
students receive deferments and are
not required to pay until November.
But even then the same rules will
apply for all students.
Despite stern statute ISIS surcharge likely not illegal under Florida law
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
UF's new. online credit-card usage fee has
raised the question of whether or not it is legal
to charge students more money depending on
how they pay their tuition.
Florida Statute 501.0117 states a seller "may
not impose a surcharge on the buyer or lessee for
electing to use a credit card in lieu of payment by
cash, check or similar means, if the seller or lessor
accepts payment by credit card."
However, the statute "does not apply to the
offering of a discount for the purpose of induc-
ing payment by cash, check or other means not
involving the use of a credit card, if the discount
is offered to all prospective customers."
Calls to UF's General Counsel and
University Financial Services for comment
were not returned Wednesday.
The statute also makes exceptions for sur-
charges on approved state or federal tariffs.
UF law professor Christopher Peterson said
the statute, despite some ambiguous wording,
probably would allow the surcharge.
"It's more likely than not that section
501.0117 does not apply to the university
because the charges in question are imposed
pursuant to an approved state tariff," he said.
The cost of operating a public university like
UF is covered only in part by tuition, he said.
"Every student at this university gets a
generous subsidy from the taxpayers of the
state," Peterson said.
"Those students who were paying by cred-
it card were being more generously subsidized
by the taxpayers than students who paid by
cash or check," he added.
Florida is one of 10 states to prohibit
credit-card surcharges, according to Bankcard
Holders of America.
Like UF local restaurants and gas stations
are charged by credit-card companies to pro-
cess transactions, and in return they charge
customers small fees to offset the cost from
credit- and debit-card usage.
Taco Bell charges drive-through customers
99 cents per debit-card transaction, and Gyro's
Falafel Plus on Southwest 13th Street charges
customers 25 cents to use their debit card and
50 cents to use credit cards.
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6, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Bush administration cut
funds for hurricane plans
More than two days after Hurricane Katrina hit New
Orleans, the city is in worse shape than during the
Thousands of people are trapped in the city. Water has
broken through levees, causing the Mississippi River and Lake
Pontchartrain to flood the town's famous streets. Everything is
contaminated, and citizens are without food and water.
Most shocking, officials say dead bodies will soon cause
disease to spread through the, lake that was once a town. With
every street becoming a canal of its own, people are trapped in
houses drowning in water. Current predictions put the death
toll into the thousands.
We all knew that someday this would happen. Some areas
of New Orleans are two meters below sea level; it resembles a
soup bowl just waiting for someone to ladle in the liquid. Every
time a hurricane even points in the direction of the Gulf, people
talk about how New Orleans could disappear like Atlantis.
So why is the aftermath such a fatal mess?
The -blame first goes to the Bush administration. Since
2001 the federal government has reduced drastically fund-
ing to the New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. That means the halt of plans for hurricane-proof
levees and studies into how to withstand Category 5 hur-
In the 2006 fiscal year alone, the Corps received a $71.2-
million reduction in federal funding.
Where did those five years of extra funding go? Probably
much was diverted to homeland security, the fight against
terrorism and the war in Iraq.
Now officials are floundering in what they repeatedly call
a "logistical nightmare." Of course it's a logistical nightmare,
but funds should have gone to help plan for it.
Instead, it's a guessing game. The latest idea is to drop
five-ton sandbags into the 400-foot breach in the London
Avenue Canal. If that doesn't work, officials are planning to
lower pieces of concrete highway.
But the federal government isn't the only one to blame for
this operation's shortcomings.
New Orleans officials only began evacuating the city a
day before the hurricane struck, despite the- lack of roads
leading out of town. Pictures of the evacuation showed cars
in stopped traffic, with people loitering on the highway.
This exodus wasn't nearly efficient enough.
Furthermore, residents without transportation were left to
Mother Nature. Herded into the highly inappropriate Louisiana
Superdome, families waited in darkness as the roof of their "safe
haven" ripped off and water seeped underneath the doors.
Now officials are planning to move the thousands still
stranded in the Superdome to the Reliant Astrodome in
Houston, 350 miles away. About 15,000 refugees a day will be
removed from the city. They say they'll do it by bus in a city 80
percent covered in water.
Wouldn't this have been easier before the hurricane struck?
Of course evacuating such a big city is never easy, and no
one likes to leave home unless it's certain a hurricane is going
to hit. However, officials had decades to plan-for such an event.
They knew it would happen one day each generation just
hoped it wouldn't be its problem. Now it is.
When the tsunami hit Asia last fall, everyone balked at the
lack of organization after hundreds of villages and towns were
washed out. No one thought such chaos could happen in the
Western world, especially the United States.
Hopefully, officials will continue to focus their energy on
evacuating survivors. The damage to the city was sealed before
the hurricane even hit.
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Party labels grow r
CNN's "Crossfire" is dead. Long live "Crossfire."
While the summer death of CNN's long-running
and groundbreaking shout-at-you political debate
program inspired mourning in news junkies and ovations
from media critics, such as Comedy Central's sharp-tongued
Jon Stewart, don't shed too many tears for Robert Novak or
the rest of the "Crossfire" gang.
They'll no doubt find employment on any one of the other
approximately 19,000 debate programs, where they will con-
tinue to further the public discourse. In the manner of Cicero
and Caesar. By shouting vulgarities at each other.
Of course the great irony in all this is that the flunkies and
hacks on these shows burst capillaries in-defense of politi-
cians who long ago abandoned the core values on which they
Your Paul Begalas and James'Carvilles will argue with fe-
rocity for liberal ideals and programs that vanished from the
political discourse during the Reagan administration. The
Democratic Party hasn't nominated a truly liberal candidate
for the presidency since George McGovern. Walter Mondale,
Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry they
were never the acolytes, of the far left that Republicans por-
trayed them to be.
The modem Democratic Party has descended so far into
cowardice and middle-of-the-roadism that. it seems surreal
for left-wing pundits to defend it with more passion than it is
willing to display in defending itself.
However, never let it be said that irrational ardor is a
partisan quality. You find on the right, too, many who will
preach with obvious sincerity on the virtues of small govern-
ment and in the next breath ferociously defend the Patriot
Act and President Bush's misadventures in Iraq.
Where in the platform of the classical Republican Party is
it written that conservatism is manifested in aggressive and
Andrew Bare unnecessary foreign wars?
Speaking Out Where were small-government
republicans, so anxious in the '80s to
eviscerate the Department of Education, when the president
pushed through the No Child Left Behind Act? This piece
of education legislation established new layers of obnoxious
and obtrusive federal standards for schools at the local and
Those Republicans exist, yes, but they find themselves
-bound and gagged by their party's leadership, which has
sold out the once-laudable principles of the RepublicaniParty
to the religious right.
So be it. Their extremist allies have delivered on their side
of the bargain, spearheading electoral eviscerations over the
past several years. But in the deal the soul of the Republican
Party has been torn asunder and sold for scrap to those more
interested in preventing two men from committing to a le-
gally recognized monogamous relationship than the virtues
of small government.
There. was a time when Republicans believed the fed-
eral government should not interfere if a corporation wanted
to... well, do anything up to and including kidnapping citi-
zens and using their bodies to fuel machinery.
There was a time when Democrats were society's irratio-
nal dreamers, demanding the piss-pots ran with naught but
And now the party of Lincoln is dedicated wholeheart-
edly to making gay citizens second-class citizens. And the
party of FDR no longer has the backbone to resist them.
Those expecting the Rs and Ds next to our representative's
names to mean something find that they only mean that an R
stands for a Bushite, and D is an Amorphous Blob Man.
Principle is dead. Long live obsequiousness.
Andrew Bare is a journalism junior
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Letters to the Editor
SG should fund readership program
I am appalled that Student Government
is going to abandon the extremely successful
USA Today and New York Times readership
program. The readership program has brought
international and national news to UF students,
which papers like the Gainesville Sun and other
local papers on campus are lacking.
So students are going to be able to get the
Sun, complete with its disappointing student
section, but not the New York Times or USA
Today? The difference in the grammar alone
is reason enough to bring us the New York
Times rather than the Sun. Additionally stu-
dents can get the Sun's information for free in
the Alligator (local and campus news), but not
international or national news.
Also, I am extremely disappointed SG is
spending $67,187 to advertise itself but refuses
to spend that money on services that actually.
help students. What exactly are they advertis-
ing anyway, SG's existence? The best way to
do that is to give students services they use
and enjoy like the readership program, not TV
commercials saying how great SG is.
The Gator Party promised to "bring SG to
every Gator," but it seems like one of the most-
used services actually will be taken away from
students by the Gator Party.
Students had say in road construction
In Tuesday's column "Students should
have more say in UF issues," Scott Gilton
should have checked his facts before he started
Although I agree with most of what he
said, his comments on the construction of
Second Avenue were careless. Spend five min-
utes on the Internet and you'll find out that
Second Avenue is State Road 26A. It is a state,
not a city, project.
Second, they're not idiots. They do think of
the timing of construction, and it is scheduled
for completion in 465 days. It's hard to fit that
into a summer.
If you want to "have more say," go to the
public meetings! There were several boards
announcing the open house at the Women's
Club along Second Avenue regarding the
Take a little-time and you'll find out a lot.
Freedom isn't achieved through force
In Wednesday's Alligator Matthew Melone
gave a stark appraisal of the situation the
United States now finds itself in Iraq, and
went into some detail of what would happen
in the event of an American pullout. He said
Iraq would be a 'terrorist breeding ground' ourselves in the fact that each student studies
torn by civil war, disrupting the entire region. music with a full-time faculty member rather
To remain in Iraq is untenable; to leave is than with graduate assistants.
disastrous. What a mess! Although our enrollment has not increased
I wonder why Melone did not speak up much over the past few years, the quality of
and air these possibilities before the invasion musician scholars accepted into the School of
of Iraq that he, as last year's president of the Music has increased considerably, as has the
so-called Freedom Foundation supported. It number of students we are unable to accept.
appears he thinks the problem is not that in- For the general student on campus, each
vading Iraq was a stupid idea, but that the U.S. year we offer numerous opportunities in both
occupation of Iraq is remarkably unpopular at performance and academic classes. Many of
home and abroad. our performance groups are open to non-ma-
Of course freedom is never achieved by jors. Hundreds more non-music majors can
military occupation. Real freedom requires 'learn about music in non-performance classes
democracy, equality and justice concepts such as jazz history, theory, literature and mu-
that aren't forced at the point of a soldier's sic history. We've come a long way from "of-
bayonet. fearing only two courses for non-majors."
As for audiences at our performances,
John Dryden it is indeed true that at certain events, the
BCN number of attendees is small. However, for
many of our events, we are seeing increased
Music program offers class, concerts attendance. Student groups such as the Jazz
Thank you for your article in The Avenue Band, the Orchestra, the Wind Symphony,
last Thursday, "Music students lack promo- Symphonic Band, Jacare Brazil, University
tion." I would like to take this opportunity to Choir, as well as other music groups, enjoy
expand on somelarge audiences.
expand on some of the facts you presented in I hope your readers will take the time to ex-
your article. plore these opportunities. Take a course. Join a
As for the number of majors, we screen band. Attend some concerts. We look forward
very carefully students entering into music
to better ensure they will be successful in a to seeing you.
very competitive profession. We also pride John A. Duff
Director, School of Music
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Center serves as local haven for hurricane victims
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin, director of the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University, leads a
prayer for victims of Hurricane Katrina on Wednesday evening in the Lubavich-Chabad Jewish Center.
Rivkin and his family left New Orleans last week, following evacuation orders.
By JULIA CARVALHO
Alligator Contributing Writer
As the effects of Hurricane
Katrina become more serious
with each day that passes, the
Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Center
in Gainesville is working to keep
the hope and faith alive.
Tulane University's Chabad
Director Rabbi Yochanan Rivkin,
who left New Orleans last week
with his wife and four children,
created a temporary command
post at the center, through which
hurricane survivors can communi-
cate with relatives and find nearby
Rivkin and Rabbi Berl Goldman,
director of the center, led a small
prayer service Wednesday evening
for those still in New Orleans. It
began, "Deliver me, 0 God, for the
waters have reached unto my soul."
Goldman said Rivkin and his
wife, Sarah, have been working
day and night to help people
who have left New Orleans to
get in touch with nearby Chabad
centers. They are also serving as
messengers, sending e-mails or
calling people whose relatives
they have been able to reach in
Today, for example, a woman
was able to reach Rivkin to say she
had made it out of New Orleans to
Alabama. Rivkin immediately sent
the girl's grandmother an e-mail.
"We're talking about mind-
numbing devastation," Rivkin said
and stressed that faith is comfort-
ing when dealing with disasters
"Faith helps show that life is
more than just material posses-
sions," he said.
The Rivkins have attended con-
ferences in Gainesville in the past
and decided last week they would
come here when New Orleans re-
ceived an evacuation order.
Though they thought it would
be only for a few days, they are
now unsure of when they will go
The Rivkins said their family of
six will stay with relatives in New
York if they are unable to return
soon to New Orleans.
Officials: Sharp increase in UF student body may be related to Meyer
ENROLLMENT, from page 1
higher, with a yield of about 76 percent
last year. In the Fall it's about 50 percent.
But this year about 7,200 students enrolled,
making the yield rate about 3-percent high-
er for both Summer and Fall compared to
the previous year.
Students' better understanding of the
advantages of the. Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship may have influenced the high-
er number of students, he said.
The new Gators Head Football Coach
Urban Meyer's arrival also may have
contributed to the increase in enrollment,
"I really believe that that has something
to do with it," Matheny said.
More students attended UF after the
basketball team's appearance in the 2000
NCAA Final Four and the football national
championship in 1997, he said.
Thrall said UF's new president and its
attempt to increase academic prestige also
may have played a role.
The recent influx of freshmen at UF has
created pressure on the dorms, said Norb
Dunkel, director of Housing and Residence
"We knew about three months ago that
the numbers were ahead of any previous
year," Dunkel said.
Student There are about 148 tem-
Life porary triples, or dorm rooms
housing three students instead
of the usual two, he said. Three
hundred more students are on a waiting list
to get in, Dunkel said.
UF freshman Richard Precious is living
in one of the triples.
"They didn't really tell me how long this
was going to be," he said. "I just applied for
housing too late."
Precious shares a desk with one of his
roommates and finds room on the floor and
under the bed to keep his belongings.
"It's a cramped lifestyle," he said.
Precious and his roommates have not
unpacked because the room is so crowded.
"They call it a temporary, but it's basi-
cally permanent," he said.
The only advantage is lower rent for the
room, Precious said.
"It basically sucks," he said. "I can't wait
until one of my roommates gets out."
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In the Southeastern Conference, the javelin throw
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By GABRIELLA VIGIER
Many in America believe The Man is watching
them. History proves the government not only did
that, it kept files on them, too.
Most people never see their files, but UF fine arts
professor Arnold Mesches went a step further.
Through the Freedom of Information Act, he
obtained his FBI file and turned it into an internation-
ally acclaimed art show called "The FBI Files." The
show opened last Friday in the University Gallery on
Southwest 13th Street and Southwest Fourth Avenue
in Building B of the Fine Arts Complex. It will run
through Oct. 7.
Mesches discovered he was being watched by the
FBI in the mid-1940s. The government based its ac-
tions on the belief that Mesches was involved in com-
munist, un-American activities, he said.
"The first page of the report I got was dated Oct. 5,
1945," he said.
Mesches was well-aware he was being followed,,
along with many other people.
"There were hundreds of thousands of people be-
ing followed back then," Mesches said. "Everybody
knew they were being followed. You'd see them in
cars, and you'd wave at them. You knew who they
Mesches started his written requests to see the file
around 1997 and finally received the 760-page file in
early 2001. The exhibition at University Gallery is the
presentation of this file in the form of collages, paint-
ings and drawings.
"I think that is what art is," Mesches said. "It's tak-
ing something personal in your life and turning it into
an artistic statement."
Mesches uses vibrant colors to display memros
and files placed alongside different media images of
the past 22 years like an image of Rosa Parks on her
famed bus ride and an image of Marlon Brando from
"The Wild One."
"I took images that worked aesthetically," Mesches
said. "That was more important than anything else."
When Mesches received his file, many of the
important names and incriminating details were re-
dacted, or blacked out. Mesches said he believes that
these black slashes add to the work's beauty.
Opening night for "The FBI Files" attracted an au-
dience of more than 150 people, which Amy Vigilante,
University Gallery director, said she was very happy
"I love it," Vigilante said. "I think Arnold has done
a brilliant job."
Barbara Jo Revelle, creative photography professor,
said she was not surprised by the exhibition's immedi-
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
Susie had a bad night last night.
She really pissed someone off liter-
At least that is what local band
Pissing on Susie thinks.
"It's just a name," lead singer and
guitarist, Silo said. "It has nothing to do
Susie's nonexistence aside, this
punk band has a promising future that
all started -with the usual: sex, drugs
and rock 'n roll.
"I'm a high-school dropout as well
as a recovering coke and heroin ad-
dict, so basically without music there
is nothing," Silo said. "I don't want to
work a 9-to-5, so if I don't make it into
music, I won't make it at all."
Like Madonna and Prince, Silo goes
by only one name. He also feels his mu-
sic is more truthful than others because
of his tainted past.
"I hate it when people write about
what they don't know," Silo said. "I
did what I had to in the past to get a
needle in my arm, and some bands
write about it when they are living on
This "all or nothing" approach has
been working quite well for the trio.
Neither the bassist nor drummer
share the same background as Silo,
"When I was 10, I1 would stay up all
night watching my dad play," said Nick
the 17- :. aS >'.- .
myself not caring about what other
The three might be in different
walks of life, but their passion for mu-
sic holds them together.
"Playing music is like meeting
someone and having a conversation,"
Silo said. "I've never been in another
band where we connected so much.
I pour so
.: .find :- ';t. much
year-old in our music for themselves, emotion
bassist. i n t o
Although i. -' : S ,': ; about." w h a t
Sessions can barely I play
see a R-rated movie, his music .'. USie band this
does not reflect his age. -band."
"As long as someone can find --: After a
something in our music for themselves, two-year streak as
that's what it's really about," Sessions a band, but only six. shows as a
said. three-piece, the band foresees much
Roger Cohen, the 24-year-old promise for itself. With a show at Eddie
drummer, recently moved down to C's on Sept. 1, Pissing on Susie sees no
Florida from Massachusetts to take a other bladder problems in the future.
new job, but he considers the drums "If we're touring around all the
his passion, time, paying our bills and playing
"Drums were really the only thing music," Cohen said, "that would be
I had the self-discipline to practice," enough for me."
Cohen said. "It is the only thing I find
Members of local band Pissing on Susie, with a name like an R-rated movie, practice for their upcoming show,
which is scheduled for tonight at Eddie C's.
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10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Opposite music styles attract at Common Grounds
It's interesting how music
from what seems like two
completely different realms
can co-exist within one person's
musical fancy. Really, choosing a
favorite is hard. Although we all
have our preferences, you can't
settle for just one type.
So for the afflicted people
who fall into. the category above,
shake hands with local alt-coun-
try great Swayze (yes, greats and
local in the same sentence!) as the
band teams up with the indie-
punk style of Jet By Day Sept. 5 at
"We're really only concerned
with the songs being good," said
Jesse Zeigler, guitarist and vocal-
ist of Swayze.
Zeigler couldn't have put the
band more in a nutshell if, well, it
was in.a nutshell.
The group, for those who
haven't seen or heard them al-
ready, are an acoustic alt-country
quartet, complete with intricate
harmonies by Ziegler .and Wade
McMullen (on bass), intertwining
guitar melodies alongside Andy
Kulick and multi-instrumen-
talist Mike Maines, who plays
pedal steel guitar, trumpet and,
well, whatever he can when it's
Besides the time that Sufjan
Stevens and the Fiery Furnaces
dominated Ziegler's ears, the
group has been working on new
material any chance it can. It
debuted a song or two at its past
show at the Civic Media Center.
"New stuff is definitely
happening but happening
slowly. Our practice and record-
ing schedules are far from rigor-
ous, so patience
is an impor-
virtue. We have
eight or nine'
new songs with
at least a rough
track or two down on tape,"
Zeigler said. "I'm happy with the
way that most of the new stuff is
Ever since the group released
its first full-length, "A Shame
Play," a year ago, it's gone sans
drummer, and it's going to keep
it that way. It's better that way,
honestly. The "home" feeling of
the songs comes through, the lyr-
ics aren't bashed over by swirls
of cymbals, and frankly, the
music itself is
Marshall Terry actually heard
Marshall Terryinstead of just
Playlist listened to.
email@example.com The group
is releasing a
EP with Warren Hixson and
ASPE due out this September
on Arkain Records. On that and
at this show, fans can hear why
Swayze is the best act of its kind
Jet By Day ... Jet By Day ...
What to say? Well, the band
travels a lot, playing tons of
shows alongside groups such
as Braid and Jucifer with loud,
anthem-like punk sounds topped
off with vocals that rival those
of Hoobastank and Relient K.
Whether or not that's a good
thing or a bad thing depends on
the listener, of course. The songs
are non-stop rock blasted from
stacks of amps, probably turned
up to 11.
Let's recap: Splendid acoustic
melodies, pedal steel guitar, loud
indie-punk, both in the middle of
their Florida/Georgia tour with
each other. Loud, then mellow.
Opposites attract, right?
Walk of shame no longer embarrasses; embrace morning-after look
It's often called the walk of shame the
tousled-hair, wrinkled-clothes, morn-
ing-after return trip to the apartment in
front of God, friends and roommates. But I
think.it's a misnomer.
Shame is so rarely involved. In my
experience it should be called the walk of.
awkward situations at an hour too early
for quick thinking or social recovery.
The first time I slept over with the guy
I'd been seeing earlier in the summer, I
made a quick, easy escape in the morning
without seeing his roommate, who is his
Feeling inspired for being up so early
and wanting to take the day on full charge,
I headed to Starbucks for a coffee fix.
-In my still-sweaty-from-dancing-the-
night-before clothes and with my hair
standing on end, I went in to find a former
writing professor waiting for his drink in
front- of me.
He says hello and tells
me he's impressed I'm
up so early, adding that
it's very atypical for a -
"I didn't sleep in my
own bed last night, and so
I had to leave early," I said boldly.
He looked me over, starring specifically
at my disheveled hair for a moment, then
No shame. Instead, I felt empowered to
show this part of my life to someone who
had a narrow view of my life.
More recently the first time my guy
slept over at my place with my new, and
random, roommates, he walked out of my
room in the early morn-
Mr. Lube ing to find one of them
Risqu6 Business on the couch.
firstname.lastname@example.org I stayed in bed, so
my "walk of shame"
was much later. My
walk started from my
bedroom, and ended with cereal in my
In my pajamas I braved looks from my
roommate who probably was still contem-
plating the implications of a male leaving
my room in the early morning.
Again, I felt no shame.
This Sunday morning I had a new, but
still shameless, walk.
I was at his place. He left early to go to
work, and I set my cellular-phone alarm to
get up an hour later. I planned to be up
and out before his roommate/ex had to
leave for work.
As I turned off the alarm, loud banging
followed an attempt to open the locked
bedroom door. I got dressed and was shuf-
fled out with forceful politeness by the ex.
That morning, I walked with my eyes
low and my head down, but not for shame.
I walked self-consciously out of the apart-
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Horns play at Shammy
Band names are sometimes deceiving.
In fact, much of the time it seems
band names don't make any sense.
But they have to mean something, right?
Local Gainesville band, The French
Horns, has a perplexing name in that none
of the four band members plays the French
"My wife played the
French horn in middle
school," says drummer Josh
Ney. "That's pretty much
where our name came from." .
The way the band chose
its name gives great insight
to the type of group they are. The indie pop
band, comprised of Ney; Steve Clay, guitar
and vocals; Dan McCoy, bass; and Jesse
Long, violin; is laid back, which makes the
songs easy to listen to.
The bands' front man, Clay, is the shy
one. The onstage banter comes from behind
the drum set where Ney sits on his vintage
"We're not the typical band," Clay said.
"We are different, and we do songs in styles
you won't hear other bands do."
An album, with a yet-to-be-determined
title, is in the making. The band records
from a home operation in a relaxed environ-
ment similar to its practicing habits.
"We practice one or
Vera two times before the
Hadzi-Antich show," Clay said. "We try
and set most of our time
Playvlist aside for recording our
The bands single,
"Amy L," will be released
in a couple months by Clairerecords, and
the full album soon After that by a record
label in Japan Quince Records.
Come see The French Horns live at The
Shamrock Friday night for a $5 cover if
you are under 21 years old and $3 if you're
over. The show kicks off with the band
Lyndon and finishes up with the band Pet
Naked girls, wild strip
If you like bizarre thrillers with
more twists and turns than
curly fries, then I've got the
comic for you. Unbeknownst to
some, comics, like movies and mu-
sic, have many genres. They're not
all spandex and superheroes.
Best of all,' with the book
"Girls" there are no strings at-
tached: You don't .have to be a
huge comic book fan with de-
cades of knowledge under your
belt to read it. The book "Girls,"
from Image Comics, is created by
the very talented Jonathan and
Joshua Luna, known for their in-
ventive superhero book "Ultra."
Set in quiet, rural Pennystown,
the story centers around Ethan, a
nice-enough guy with some seri-
ous issues with women. (Maybe
you can relate.) After a big blow-
up at the local bar, something
strange happens. Ethan loses his
cool, there's a large .boom, win-
dows shatter and he leaves in
quite a huff.
It's not long before he nearly
runs over a disoriented woman,
wandering in the road (who just
happens to be naked and hot, by
Naturally, Ethan does his best'
to help the girl, but things sort of
spiral out of control from there.
The Luna broth-
ers continue to
Karolena add layers and
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out to a bigger
"Girls" was originally intended
to be a 12-issue maxi-series, but it
rocked so hard with the first issues
that it's been announced that the
book will be an on-going title with
a definite ending.
So, just like "Reading Rainbow,"
you don't have to take my word
for it. Issue No. 4 hit stands Aug.
17, so hop out to a local comic
shop and see for yourself, but it is
for mature readers, so don't buy it
for your little brother.
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12, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
AUDIOLO C` o
Munkeez prove funky, 30 Seconds trapped by funk
Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz
Muzik & Productions
Munkeez Strikin' Matchiz
brings it big time in its decidedly funky debut,
Monkeez Strikin' Matchiz keeps the fight
alive for all things funky.
"BananAtomic 'Mass," is a straight-ahead
record. The first track, appropriately titled
"The Mission," declares: "To extend to you
some funk is our only desire." I must relay,
mission accomplished. The subsequent 10
songs bring the funk relentlessly, in a way that
feels retro but never old.
Along with that, it also serves up some-
thing truly special: a historic collaboration
featuring three generations of legendary
musicians. In a wonder to behold, "Wreck
It" features Bo Diddley, Chuck D and Bernie
Worrell. Something that has to be heard to be
believed is the sheer force behind Bo Diddley,
whose rough growl is just as powerful as it
was 50 years ago. Even Chuck D's famous
boom of a voice is left sounding shallow next
to his. Underneath Bo and Chuck trading raps,
Bernie Worrell lays down the keys that bring it
its funky edge.
In a testament to the band, the rest of the
record is not simply blown away by the his-
toric nature of "Wreck It." It stays away from
the major fault of bad funk records in which
the same inane phrase is repeated for infinite
periods of time. The Munkeez keep vocal and
horn arrangements tight and explore their
grooves without it feeling forced.,
- A highlight track, "Doin' What We Got
To," brings a guitar-heavy sound straight from
classic funkadelic. The song also personifies
the simple but effective political messages
funksters love to bring, all while being exceed-
ingly fun to dance to.
"BananAtomic Mass" brings the funk and
a historic track that will keep maggot-brains
happy until the mothership lands. Buy it lo-
cally at Hyde & Zeke Records, No Future
Records and CD Warehouse.
H 30 Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie
M ir Virgin Records America
... 30 Seconds To Mars again fails
to find its niche. Its sopho-
more album, "A Beautiful Lie," features
throwaway post-grunge garbage that only
sees the light of day because of its famous
frontman Jared Leto.
Though I respect his artistic aspirations,
he's in a role simply typecasts himself into
an angsty 20 something and offers little that
The problem with 30 Seconds To Mars
has always been an ironic one: it's extremely
bland. Its model lead singer does more than
fail to exploit his good looks; he hides from
them. This I find kind of silly. Almost every
single successful rock band in history has
some sort of iconic lead singer.
Even when the band is not performing, it
set a tone for its music by the way it simply
conducts-itself. With 30 Seconds, almost all
of what can be picked up has to be from the
Unfortunately, the songs are extremely
vague. Leto is sad. Leto is angry. That's just
about the extent of his range.
What's worse is the overproduction of its
sound, which is slick but ungraceful. There
are overdubs and vocal effects, which result
in something extremely sanitized despite Leto
wailing and screaming on top of it all.
Thankfully, at only 10 tracks, "A Beautiful
Lie" is on the short side. With any hope it
will be 30 Seconds' last, because its 15 sec-
onds is twice over.
"Sin City" DVD lacks behind-the-scenes, disappoints
Frank Miller (II)
Walk down the right,
back alley in Sin
City, and you can find anything.
Anything except a worthwhile
DVD, that is.
Visually beautiful, emotionally
captivating and groin-bustingly
violent, "Sin City" has something
for everyone. Based on a line of
graphic novels penned by the as-
tonishingly talented Frank Miller,
"Sin City" was without a doubt
one of the biggest movies of the
year. The $74 million, it made
domestically at the box office can
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attest to that.
And it really did earn every
Director Robert Rodriguez, of
"Desperado" and "Once Upon
a Time in Mexico" fame, did an
excellent job of bringing the comic
to life without losing the essence of
the novels themselves, a very im-
portant factor in any comic-book
movie. Can we say "Catwoman?"
This element was especially
vital to Miller, who had originally
refused to give up the rights to
any of his works. Rodriguez shot
the opening sequence of the movie
and sent the finished footage to
Miller, who was so impressed he
immediately approved the film
and signed on as co-director.
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Filmed entirely in front of a
green screen, Rodriguez and Miller
produced the most accurate comic
book adaptation to date.
The movie was
frame the same as
the novels, which
used the comics
as storyboards for the film. The
movie was presented in black
and white with splashes of color
here and there, mimicking the art
of the comic. The effect is visually
Interestingly, because of the use
of the green screen, Nick Stahl's,
character the Yellow Bastard was
actually painted blue because yel-
low would have reacted negatively
with the green.
With so much going on behind
the scenes, one
Kevin -would expect
Mahadeo to find a pleth-
ora of-extras in
the special fea-
of the DVD.
Unfortunately, we don't get
any of this.- No special-effects
featurette, no commentary from
the cast and crew, no extended
or deleted scenes (of which there
are many because Rodriguez and
Miller shot the entire comic and
then edited for time) and no hid-
den Easter-egg extras.
But worry not; salvation is on
In a recent interview with DVD
Review, Rodriguez informed us
that a "Sin City: Special .Edition"
will be hitting shelves around
December. And this edition will
be packed full of goodies, the
coolest of which is having all three
stories in their entirety on separate
discs, so it'll be like watching three
separate movies, and the oddest of
which is the "Ten Minute F***ing
School." Yeah, you read me.
Why bother with the recent
release then? Don't. If you really
want to just watch the movie, rent
it and hold out for the special edi-
no e'cuLses. .,
Take no excuses.
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iPods offer distrac-
tion, delight, danger
T hey can be seen all around
campus their presence in-
dicated by thin, white cords
sticking out of random purses,
jean pockets and backpacks. They
supercede stereotypes. Mohawk-
donning punk rockers and pink-
Lacoste-wearing frat boys alike
gotta have 'em.
iPods have become more than
a trend. iPods make it possible for
a person to listen to his or her spe-
cific music choice whenever and
wherever he or she likes.
Apple calls iPod the "digital
music revolution," and it is ex-
With more than 21 million
iPods sold worldwide, iPod is
the world's most
music player. *,
UF reflects these ..
stats; students '
toting iPods -
clipped on their
belt loops are
While walking to class can be
seen person after person walking
to the beat of their own music on
UF senior Nathan Easley, who
has 1,900 songs on his iPod, said
he enjoys the convenience of his
"I listen to it in my car and
when I'm walking around cam-
pus," he said. "You can listen to
exactly what you want, when you
But Christiane Kaminsky, a UF
health science senior who enjoys
the 682 songs on her iPod, found
that the iPod has decreased her-
safety while she is walking to
"I think I am more prone
to getting clipped by a biker,"
Kaminsky said. "Those suckers
come out of nowhere."
Despite the risk Kaminsky
continues to walk to a beat all her
"It lets me focus on something
else besides how unbearably hot it
is outside," she said. --
Through weather and accident-
prone bikers, UF iPod owners
trod on. The most obvious place
to observe the obsession that is
iPod is on an RTS bus.
"I would dread taking the bus
if I didn't have my iPod," UF
senior Duke Romkey said. "I'd
probably resort to randomly star-
ing at people for entertainment."
Romkey has 908 songs on his
iPod and had just listened to
"Blood Brothers" by Papa Roach.
Heather Britton, a UF psychol-
ogy senior who calls herself an
aspiring iPod owner, said the only
reason she doesn't have an iPod
yet is because she isn't ready to
shell out the $299 for the constant-
ly evolving iPod
Melissa iPods have
Filipkowski expanded from
Avenue Writer their original
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ers to download
thousands of songs quickly. They.
now offer fun, color LCD screens,
photo-storage capabilities and can
even pick up digital radio stations
"I wouldn't know where to
start," Britton said.
UF even has its own podcast,
enabling the millions of iPod
owners across the world to tune
in to the university's news and
From here the iPod can only,
evolve further as the technology
continues to develop.
It is only a matter of time be-
fore iPod owners can download
,movies and watch digital-quality
TV from the convenience of their
Kaminsky said she believes
that while this is definitely the
foreseeable future for the iPod, it
might be a little bit more danger-
ous for her while walking on cam-
pus if both her hearing and sight
"I probably wouldn't even
make it across the street," she
Courtesy of Apollo Quartet
Local band Apollo Quartet is a tight-knit group of friends. Together since 2002, the band recently put
out a CD titled "The Eleventh Hour" with producer J. Robbins.
Apollo creates personal beats
The- band will play
Friday at The Side Bar
By VERA HADZI-ANTICH
Notes and lyrics scribbled on a page do not
hold the promise of quality music.
There's so much behind.the me- "i yO
chanics of music. to hear
Some bands have it, and many 'n' roll tt
bands crave it.
Local rock band Apollo sound like
Quartet reaches that personal cutter rock ba
level where each instrument our show. W
does more than just create har-
monies they create something
the members themselves would Wes
listen to. Apolli
Apollo Quartet is comprised of
members Sam Marine (guitar), Wes Jones,
(guitar/vocals), Josh Jenkins (bass), and Chris
They have been rocking together since about
Jones and Marine have played together since
they were about 11 years old in their hometown
of Vero Beach.
The other members came along once they ar-
rived in Gainesville.
"Our parts mesh well together," Jenkins said.
"We mesh together almost surgically."
The lyrics are written by Jones, and the music
is put together through a few different methods-
guitar riffs can inspire a song, lyrics or a success-
ful jam session.
"We are four musicians," Jones said. "All of us
are self-taught musicians except for Josh,
want who has had some lessons."
oud rock The band put together a CD
named after its title track, "The
it doesn't Eleventh Hour."
their cookie- The 10-track album was
nds, come see recorded with producer- J.
Robbins, former guitarist and
re a breath of vocalist of the band Jawbox..
"That was like working with
Tom Cruise for us," Jenkins
"You know, like Tom Cruise
would be for other people. Tom Cruise
in the music world."
Apollo Quartet is playing Friday at The Side
Bar along with One Drop and Gavin Castleton of
Gruvis Malt for a $5 cover.
"If you want to hear loud rock 'n roll that
doesn't sound like other cookie-cutter rock bands,
come see our show," Jones said.
"We're a breath of fresh air."
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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Devil provides escape for less-than-newspaper price
In the orange-and-blue sprawl of
Gainesville, minutes away from campus,
Devil's Millhopper State Park offers any
who take the short drive a break from the
amalgamation of traffic and quizzes. Better
yet, this journey will be cheap.
Fellow student, adventurer on a budget,
extremely time-constrained traveler, jaded
resident who whines that there isn't anything
to do in Gainesville, this column is for you.
Let me be your guide to all that is inexpensive
and removed from Archer Road.
Instead of buying this Sunday's paper, I
visited one of Florida's most famous sink-
For only $1 per person, or $2 for as many
friends as you can pack into your Honda, you
can visit the Devil's Millhopper. When head-
ing west on Northwest 39th Avenue, turn right
on Northwest 43rd Street, left on Northwest
54th Avenue and right into the park entrance.
The visitor's center is a short walk from
the parking lot. As a sci-
ence major, I felt compelled
to stop and watch the short
video. I learned there is
actually a Florida Sinkhole
Research Institute; wa-
ter eating through the
limestone created the
Millhopper thousands of years ago; and it
would be more fun to be an Indian princess
than a student.
Feeling educated I followed a sign point-
ing toward a nature trail. The wide dirt path
looped through the forest and offered a bench
about every 100 feet. Several giant butterflies
dipped through the humid air. Flowers and
bushes with bright berries lined the trail.
Other than the occa-
Diana Jo sional family, lone wan-
Diana Jo derer or couple walking
Godfrey a dog, I was alone on
C;I';.hap B :, t the trail. After a week
i"'. .'" '."" ':.:. of crowded classes, the
solitude was refreshing.
Armed with bug spray,
it would have been ideal to sit with a book.
Thoreau would be pleased with this quiet
place's proximity to the city.
An Indian legend states that the constant
flow of water is the tears of braves the devil
trapped and turned to stone as they tried
to rescue their princesses the devil had
kidnapped. Settlers in the area named the
sinkhole because it resembled the hopper
they used to feed grain into their gristmills.
Old bones and teeth at the bottom of the hole
were evidence enough to conclude the deep
hole fed unfortunate bodies straight to the
Despite its malevolent name, visiting the
Devil's Millhopper was a peaceful experience.
Whether you're looking for a new place to jog,
a serene retreat from the city or a unique place
to take a date, this is your place. Just don't take
your swimsuit expecting a rope swing that's
a whole different, now defunct, sinkhole.
Groovy-chill gives way to beatnik fashion movement
This fall designers and run-
ways in New York are fet-
tered with the boho-chic
And right on is our own public
What, you may ask, is boho-
Well my style-challenged broth-
ers and sisters, boho is short for
bohemian, and it's chic because
Can you dig it?
In case you still aren't sure
what's boho-chic, I've put together
I call it Four Ways to Spot a
1. Tiered skirt: These are usually
long and consist of many layers.
As of late the most common
is white, but you can find some
wicked DayGlo colors, too.
2. Beads: Big, small, multi-
stranded and long, these fashion-
able necklaces don't just stand for
love and friendship anymore.
They do their own thing.
3. Peasant blouses: A folkloric
shirt often ruffled and tying at the
collarbone, just like in the fairy
4. Tooled leather belt: .Worn
over a peasant blouse or tiered
skirt, these wide accessories are
hip and hard to miss.
The trend peaked this sum-
mer with ultra-feminine, super
laid-back threads made of light,
flowing materials like silk, cotton
In the fall
you'll see heavi-
er and more
rich and far-out
The weather .
will give way to
velvet, satin, fur
However, here's a little fash-
ion 411 that just might blow your
I heard that style in the next
couple of months is going to do a
180 and flash back to the Beatnik
Rooted in the '50s, the Beat look
now thrives in the ultra under-
,Ph,:i 4., of emo and hip-
Fchinn a fln-Cfn
. of rock 'n roll
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and gothic, this
bag is mixed
with a small
dose of Audrey Hepburn chic.
Elements of the new style in-
clude drainpipe skinny jeans, baker-
boy caps, loose-fitting sweaters that
fall off the shoulder and flat-kneed
boots in everyone's favorite anti-
You emo cats get ready because
you're about to go mainstream.
But don't go on an ego trip
against the establishment, man.
Everyone deserves to get his or
Just because it sounds like
boho-chic will be left for the
squares, your Fashion a Go-Go
doesn't discriminate, and neither
Explore both looks, mellow out
and go with the flow.
In fact I'm so chill, I think I'll go
play the bongos.
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David's caters to the Gators
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16, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Pianos rock once again
,, ators flocked to the club Abbey
Road last Thursday for the tri-
,,.lumphant return of the original
Alligator Rocks crew with its gut-bursting
renditions of classic bar songs and scandal-
ously suggestive parodies.
"It's exciting to be back," said pianist
Mark King, who lives in Orlando and will
b.,e traveling to Gainesville
once a week for shows.
"I jumped at the op-
Mike Scott, director
of entertainment for the
new downtown club, said
bringing the dueling pianos back was a
King and a revolving group of about
five piano players will perform Thursday
-nights. He says he hopes to bring in as
many fans as Alligator Rocks did.
"We used to have it jammed," King
Alligator Rocks dosed in 2003 after
being sold and is now home to Jewells, a
billiard lounge and pub.
Abbey Road, formerly known as Brick
City, is part of a new "downtown enter-
tainment experience" that combines three
different atmospheres into one all-inclusive
New owner Randy Grinter already has
revamped and refurbished what was once
Martini's and 238 West, now Ace of Clubs
and Oceanr Avenue, respectively, and has
big plans for the future.
While Abbey Road will feature shows
by local bands in ad-
Julia Carvalho edition to the dueling
Writ pianos, Ocean Avenue
Night Writer will be more of a high-
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Ace of Clubs has a
more lounge-like feel to it, with big velvety
couches and tables to chill around.
Grinter also plans on eventually open-
ing a restaurant in the area with the help of
the former owner of Casino's Pizza.
Grinter makes good use of a huge,space
with his new venture, and college students
will appreciate the variety the three clubs
offer for just one cover.
As for the former Alligator .Rocks
groupies, they will be happy to see that
Abbey Road has maintained the loud, sing-
along atmosphere, albeit with a slightly less
Ellis' 'Lunar' a rare find
usually can't stand or stomach, for
that matter Bret Easton Ellis' work.
"Less Than Zero" left me bored (oh,
look at all the spoiled coke heads.)
"American Psycho," while an interest-
ing concept, struck me as lazy, obnoxious
and too over-the-top (though I love the
2000 film version). So imagine my sur-
prise when I picked up Ellis' latest offer-
ing, "Lunar Park," and actually liked it:
The .story starts off
simply enough with J
Ellis charting Bret -
Easton Ellis'"'. rise to
literary and popular
fame, as his eventual
plummet with terrific
irony (something he painfully lacks in
his earlier books) and hilarious exag-
Having struck bottom Ellis returns
to a former love, actress Jayne Dennis.
He marries her, moves to the suburbs
with his son and stepdaughter (note
that the real Ellis .lives in Manhattan
and is childless and single), takes up
teaching and tries (and-fails) to clean
up his act. It's then that things begin to
get a bit weird.
What follows comes straight out of
a Stephen King novel.
A toy bird comes to life, a serial
killer copycats the deeds of "American
Psycho" Patrick Bateman, a number of
young boys begin to go missing, and
the family dog meets a sudden, grue-
some fate. All of these -happenings
seem to be connected in some way to
Ellis' dead father.
Everyone around. Ellis blames the
events on his own chemical addictions
and utter egomania.
To say anything-more would serve
to give the entire book
lames Fleming Ellis employs the
Off the Press meta-fictional trick-
email@example.com series that have been
in Western literature
in recent years, but
"Lunar Park" is still a surprisingly
clever, honest and even sensitive book,
especially given Ellis' previous work.
I still don't think he's that-great of
Stylistically, many of the themes and
ideas he pursues here are interesting
and, to some-measure, unique. For once
Ellis attempts to write an entertaining,
thoughtful and genuine novel rather than
trying to shock and sicken his readers.
In short if you have a high toler-
ance for weirdness, violence and gore,
and are looking for something at least
relatively stimulating to read, pick up
Eddie C's: live music, Alphabet City, Pissing On
Susie, the untimely death of... 10 p.m.
Studio Percussion (519 NW 10th Ave): classes,
Hand Drumming and Shona Marimba, 7-9 p.m.,
Florida Museum of Natural History: Museum
Nights, "Natural Curiosity: Artists Explore
Florida" Gallery, 5-10 p.m.
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art: Museum Nights,
"Toulouse-Lautrec: Artist of Montmartre" Gallery,
Gainesville Community Plaza Concert: "Let's Go
Downtown" Plaza Series, 8 p.m., free
Gainesville Community Playhouse: theater, "The
Subject Was Roses," 8 p.m.
Reitz Union: Gator Nights: Theatre Strike Force,
Putt-Putt Golf, Cosmic Bowling, 6:30 p.m.- 2
a.m., free refreshments at midnight
The Atlantic (15 N Main St): live music, Chiisai-Oto,
On*tic, AwesomeNewRepublic, 9 p.m.
Eddie C's: live music, Junkie Rush, Bad Cat, Mama
Trish, 10 p.m.
Damon's Downtown: live music, Unusual Suspects
Blues Band, Puddin, 8 p.m.
The Hippodrome State Theater: play, "Mere
Mortals: Six One Act Plays," 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Gainesville Dance Association: class, Israli Dance,
Trinity United Methodist Church (4000 NW
53rd Ave): exhibit, "People, Places and Pets"
Reitz Union Cinema: free movie, "Clerks," 8 p.m.,
Common Grounds: live music, Swayze, Jet by Day,
The Purple Porpoise: live music, TBA, No
Prouto, Low Income Braket, 9 p.m.
Reitz Union Cinema: free movie, "Clerks," 8 p.m.,
Eddie C's: karaoke, 11,000 Songs, 8 p.m.
Harn Museum of Art: exhibit, "Pleasures of Paris:
A Century of Photographs," 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Matheson Museum (513 E University Ave.): exhibit,
"60th Anniversarybf the End of World War II," 9:
30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Common Grounds: live music, Against Me!, The
Exit, William Elliott Whitmore, doors open at 9
Gainesville Dance and Music Association Studio:
class, Irish Dance, 6-7 p.m. (beginner), 7-9 p.m.
FUS Restaurant and Lounge (10 SW Second St.):
event, Wine and Cheese featuring Live Jazz!,
Gainesville-area band follows footsteps, gives people voice
It is nothing new: Public Enemy, N.W.A.,
KRS-One and, to some extent, even
the Beastie Boys all have socially and
politically charged material, describing or
decrying the misdeeds or ignorance of the
government with sharp beats and heated,
conscious rhymes. What is new, however, is
one of these kinds of groups emerging from
the Gainesville area.
"We try to report on the things we see in
front of us the suffering of all people in
hopes to raise awareness and inspire com-
monality in others who might be suffering
the t2me," said Voice of the People's emcee
Marley Montano, aka The Messenger.
Admittedly,, Gainesville is not one of the
most problem-plagued cities in America,
nor does it have a cool abbreviation like the
CPT of Compton, but that hasn't slowed
down the conscious hip-
hop group. u
"You could certainly
go about your business '
at a club or at a party as
we perform in the back-
ground," said Montano. '
"But if you stop to listen
for even a moment, you will be most defi-
nitely drawn in."
The group is mainly comprised of
Montano and Hector Galvez (Etch One)
with bringer of beats DJ Kenfolk, Kenny
Johnson. The group initially came together
when Montano linked up with Johnson via
an online music forum. That connection
sparked a partnership that
attracted many other mu-
David Low sicians who have worked
Playlist with Voice of the People.
firstname.lastname@example.org "When you have that
many talented and most
people onstage, you can't
help but be touched and/or moved by what
is being shared with you," Montano said.
Though not nearly as "gangsta" as simi-
lar groups of the genre, Voice of the People
does not aim to be hardcore. With influences
ranging from John Lennon to Common,
Voice of the People still conveys powerfully
the hardships of the every man, but with a
more positive outlook and jazzy melodies.
Having just independently released its
first group album, "What We're Feeling,"
the group looks forward to performing live
and growing in every respect.
"Our live performance is very energetic,
exciting and engaging," Montano said. "It's
something you can watch from beginning to
end and never get bored with."
Voice of the People will be perform-
ing Sept. 2 at Common Grounds. Until
then check them out on the Internet at
BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
U For Rent 3
It's not too late!
Escape the dorms this spring!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE Cable w/HBO + SHOW*Alarm*Sauna
Gated*24hr Gym*FREE Tan*Close to UF!
Leasing for SPRING*377-2777
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands-
Now as low as $355 monthly
inc all utilities ph 336-9836
Private Bed/Bath, in 3/3 Apt.
$489 for all utilities, furn, & internet
BETTER THAN THE DORMS
Roommate matching from $430
Townhouse style*Furnished*Alm Utilities
Pool*Gym*Hot Tub*Free Tanning
Call for specials! 372-8100
HUGE *AFFORDABLE 1, 2 & 3BR
Spiral Staircase Skylight
Pool 2 Tennis Cts
Indvi lease & Utility Pack
Now and Fall 377-7401 12-7-72-1
Close to UF
FREE Roommate Match
FREE CABLE, FREE Utilities
FREE Alarm FREE Furniture
FREE Tanning, W/D, PC Lab
24-hr Gym, Gated Entry'
Only $485, 372-0400
1 MO FREE w/ indiv. lease. Countryside, 1
mi from UF. 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA, Furnished
incl 51" TV, cable, DSL, washer/dryer, pool,
fitness center, $425/mo. Call 352-281-4588
**Countryside 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. $425
util, cable, alarm, dsl incL W/D. On bus rts 9
& 35. Individual leases. Call 407-620-1555
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
One Month Free + Free Internet, Cable,
W/D, PC Lab, New Gym, 3 Bus Stops and
Roommate Match! The Best Student Living
and a Fun Community! Going Fast 271-3131
* For Rent
Walk to SFCC
Roll out of bed and
$399 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
UF Living At Its Best
4/4 & 3/3 from $385 Incl. all util., cable, &
internet. On UF bus routes. Free roommate
match. MaCor Realty Inc. 352-375-8888
WALK TO UF!
2BR/2.5BA townhouse near University &
NW 8th. W/D, small pets ok. $750/mo. Call
Furnished in Oxford Manor. Call Danny 407-
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA. Walk to UF. Utils,
cable, int, W/D incl. Balcony, pool, 3 fir. Live
w/fem grad student. NS. Price neg 863-738-
Countryside 4BR/4BA $375/mo W/D, gym
and pool, T1 internet, bus 9 & 35. Can be
unfurnished -if preferred. Individual lease
length neg. Call Victor at 352-337-9747 or
4BR/2BA WATERFRONT HOME on 2000-
care lake. Recently customized. Fireplace,
pvt. 750 ft dock, short/long-term lease. 386-
Phoenix 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. 1100 sq. ft.
$300/mo + 1/2 uitl. Pets ok. Smoker ok. Bike
to UF. Large closet, ceiling fan. Move in now.
No kids. Call Amanda 338-1489 9-8-5-1
NS and dog-friendly roomates wanted
IMMEDIATELY! New leather sofas and ap-
pliances, wireless, W/D, clean living, friendly
environment w/direct bus route and biking
distance to campus. 2 room availability.
Everything-incl. for $420/mo. 386-795-5888
Designated drivers are the greatest
1 For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-7-72-2
5 BR House at UF
Wood Floors, W/D,
Screened porch, Pets Ok.
3 Blocks to UF
OPEN WEEKENDS 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Need a Rental Home or Condo?
Need A Tenant?
CALL THE BEST!
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS"'
Property Mgmt/Rentals 352-335-0440
Full Service Sales 352-377-8899
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $469
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
-A HOME FOR FALLI-
* HUGE floorplans
* 1, 2 & 3 BRs $530-735!
* Sparkling pools & more!
* Bike to UF Pets okl
* Open wkends 335-7275
DOWNTOWN-ONLY 2 UNITS LEFT
3/3 avil NOW & Studio avail Oct.
Daily $pecials!! 338-0002
*SUN BAY APTSO
*Some furnished avail*O
**Walk or Bike to Campus 0*
1-1 $460/mo*02-1 $520/mo
www.sunisland.info 00* 376-6720
U For Rent
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $375 $450, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-7-72-2
A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!
* Stress free living! Great rates!
S1 BR from $460 2BR from $530
* Beautiful pools/courtyards
* Walk/bike to tUF Pets ok
* Open Weekends! 372-7555
SEPARATE FROM THE COMMON PLACE
Luxury 2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA
W/D incl. *FREE Cable*Alarm*
24hr. Gym* FREE Tan* Close to UF
Museum Walk 379-9255
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR 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 12-7-72-2
GET $$$ OFF RENT! 2&3 BR
FREE UF Parking
Open wknds, 376-4002 12-7-72-2
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. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-7-72-2
There's no place like home!
Make us yours! *
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
FREE Cable*w/HBO & SHOW*Alarm*Sauna
Gated*24hr Gym*FREE tan*Close to UF!
Leasing for Spring *377-2777
***Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
UI For Rent
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students,
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
TRIPLE YOUR SAVINGS!
HUGE Townhouse only $1025
Fall Specials on Now! 372-8100,
*Location, Location, Location*
1 BR $589, 2BR $639, near Butler Plaza,
but park 'FREE @ UF.
Alarms, some utilities, pets welcome!
WOOD Floors at UF
Pets ok, central air.
Free parking, 1 blk from stadium.
Open Weekends 371-0769
HOUSES AT UF
2 and 3 BRs from $690
W/D HU, Fenced in
Open Weekends 371-7777
LIVE STUDY PLAY
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
*Sign today & save over $1050*
HUGE 1 BRI Move-in Today
Tennis, b-ball, pool, alarm
376-4002, open wknds
call about specials 12-7-72-2
You can't go wrong with FREE
FREE n UF Parking FREE W/D
2BR/1.5BA townhome $669
Alarms, pets welcome, move-in today!
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**2/2 TWHN Avail. Now**
* 1.9 mi to UF~W/D*Garages
* Free Cable w/HBO & Showtime
* Free Tanning-Comp. Lab
* Pets welcome-Private dog park
* Luxury Living 377-2801
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 12-7-72-2
**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 0* $735/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 0* $695/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $695/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $599/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
WANT THINGS FREE?
FREE CABLE*FREE INTERNET
RENT REBATE FOR FALL
HUGE THREE BEDROOM!
CALL TODAY! 372-8100
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials*377-7401 12-7-72-2
INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOW AND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
Available Summer & Fall
Studios & 1BRs $350 to $750
2BRs & 3BRs $425 to $850
Gore-Rabell Real Estate, Inc.
Historic house, lots of charm. Hardwood firs.
Blocks to downtown. Studio $400/mo. 1BR
$500/mo. 306 NE 6th St 338-0803, 379-4952
Historic Apartments. Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces, SE
Historic District. 1, 2 & 3 BR w/water, sewer
$475/mo. 1st, last, security. No dogs please.
378-3704 9-15-15-2 -
University Terrace Gainesville
University Terrace West
9 Month Individual Leases
W/D, Pool & Utilities $325-$350/mo.
Union Properties 373-7578
1 & 2 BRs Avail August!
1BR $439- 2BR $539
August FREE *
Pine Rush Apts 375-1519
1 BIG ENOUGH FOR 21
1/1 flat 750 sq ft. Porch/balcony. Monitored
alarm. Friendly community. Pool*tennis*bbal
l*racquetball*FREE gym* no pet restrictions.
6 BLOCKS FROM UF. New owners. Aug
Free 4BR/2BA duplexes. All appliances incl.
DW, W/D. Cent heat/AC. New ceramic tile &
carpet. Approx 1300 sq ft. $1000/mo. Call
Cari? at 377-3852 or dalyproperties.com
l- For Rent
Looking for a home? We have the
LARGEST selection of single family rent-
als in Gainesville. With over 100 properties
currently available, we're sure to have some-
thing to fit your style and budget. Visit our
website at www.edbaurmanagement.com,
or call us to find your new home today 352-
375-7104 ex 2.
*UPPER CLASS Students*
Perfect place to study!
FREE cable w/ HBO/Show
Gated entry*Computer lab
Wireless poolside*FREE Tanning
Close to UF & Butler Plaza on bus rte
2BR/1 BA duplex w/huge. fenced back-
yard. $630/mo 3829 SW 37th St. $100 off
September. 352-371-5805 9-1-19-2
VILLAGE LOFT APTS.
1BR LOFT APTS. 650 &750 sq ft. Starting
@ $490 mo. Quiet, wooded setting. FREE
monitored alarm system. 6400 SW 20th Ave.
Call 332-0720 9-30-21-2
*003 BLOCKS TO UFISO0
120 NW 10th St. *** Historic 3BR, remod-
eled kitchen & bath, lofts, porch, W/D, cent
H/AC $975 neg Ed Baur Mgmt 375-7104
1 MONTH FREE RENT 2BR
2BAs remaining in 4BR apt, indiv. leases,
furnished rooms, $425/room
4000 SW 23rd Atreet #6-305
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CHEAP RENT! 3BR 1BA house
CH/AC, large kitchen, w/d hookups,
$625/rent, 503 A NW 19th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
$500 OFF 1st MONTHI Downtown 4BR 2BA
house w/Living & family rooms, fireplace,
parquet floors, washer/dryer, $1050/rent
1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
$795 4BR Older, remodeled 4/2 house.
Close to UF & SFCC. Pvt, fenced yard. W/D,
satellite, possible pets, partly furn. On bus
line. No cash dep for students w/good credit.
Zoned MF Legal for 4/roommates Lease
2 bd/2ba, NW area, Central H & A/C, ceiling
fan, dish washer, W&D, 2 car garage, fenced
back yard. Close to Oaks Mall and North
Regional. Ready for Aug. lease. $860. No
section 8. Call 352-375-6754 9-30-33-2
3bd/ 2ba, NW area. Clean and spacious.
Fenced back yard. Central H & A/C. Ceiling
fans. W/D hookups. Car port. Close to law
school. Ready for Aug. lease. Call 352-375-
6754. No section 8. 9-30-33-2
Colonial Oaks SW 2BR/1.5BA, minutes
from shopping/UF, washer/dryer/screen
porches. $550 edbaurmanagement.com
375-7104 ex 2. 12-7-72-2
Spacious NW 3BR/2BA minutes from UF,
wood floors, den with fireplace, large back
patio, great for barbeques, washer/dryer.
$1100 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
ex 2. 12-7-72-2
Greenleaf 2BR/1BA $600/mo + dep. refs
req'd. Central H/AC. all appliances incl. 378-
3943/331-1414. No pets. 9-1-10-2
3BR/3BA COUNTRYSIDE APT.
Close to UF on bus rt. W/D, utils, cable w/
HBO,DSL incl. $400/rm/mo. No dep. Female
only. NS. 954-680-0918, 954-328-2021 9-
S For Rent
i U unfurnished
Village West Apartments
800 NW 18th Ave
Ask about UF Parking Decal
Union Properties 373-7578
636 NW 26th Ave..
1or 2 BRs $535-$625/mo
Ask about UF Prarking Decal
Union Properties 373-7578
Large country home. 3 acres, 'huge oak
trees, bike or bus to UF & Shands. Efficiency
w/hdwd floors $400/mo. Garbage, water &
cable incl. Share utils. Pets ok 376-6886,
2/1 ground floor, newly renovated $525
(12 mo), $575 (9 mo). H20 incl. Avail. 15
Aug. Rick 407-841-3040. 9-6-10-2
BLOCKS TO UF! Spacious 3BR 2BA, Bonus
room, Wood floors, fireplace, lawn svc,
Screen porch, w/d hookups, $1475/rent
1741 NW 6th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKING DIST TO UF! 3 BR 2 BA,
Parquet floors, carport, screen
porch, w/d hookups, $875/rent
600 NW 36th Drive
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1 BR/1 BA condo close to UF
New appliances. Call 352-213-3943 9-7-
3/2 PARTY HOUSEAVAILABLE
2 bed/1 bath condo for rent $650.00 per
month. On 10-minute bus route, small pets
OK. Call Stacey 352-256-6361. 9-21-20-2
Mill Run condo, very nice. 2/2. Close to UF,
1000 sq ft, W/D hkups, ceramic tile. Great
deal @ $625/mo in such a great location.
Call Sergio @328-1459 9-7-10-2
HOME OR OFFICE
3 and 1.5 NW area Close to banks, busi-
nesses andshopping centers. Central Ht and
A/C. Private driveway and space for parking.
Call 352-375-6754. No section 8. 9-30-27-2
FREE MONTH'S RENT
2BR/2.5BA townhome. New tile, carpet &
paint. W/D, sec system, 1.5 mi to UF in NW.
$750/mo (pets ok) Available immediately.
Call 352-219-6340 9-16-15-2
Brighton Park 2/2 TH with W/D. Quiet stu-
-dent community w/pool, close to campus.
Rent $825/mo. Security $700. Call 318-3194
Iv. msg. 9-2-7-2
Walk to UF & Shands. 2/2 $800/mo inci wa-
ter, sewer, pest control, washer/dryer, DSL,
newly renovated condo 871-1365 leave mes-
ONE GREAT HOUSE LEFT!
1801 NW 38th Dr,"3/2
DW, W/D $.945
2 mi to UF, walk to Publix, on bus line
377-5988 or 352-514-1257 9-9-11-2
3912 SW 37th St. 3BR
Great location, wood floors, newly painted,
off-street parking $900/mo
Campus Realty 692-3800 9-8-10-2
907 NW 11th Ave.
4BR/2.5BA, wood floors, W/D, spacious-inte-
rior, large yard. $1200/mo
Campus Realty 692-3800 9-8-10-2
NEW & AFFORDABLE!
Remodeled 3/1 house in nice NW area near
UF. New: kitchen/bonus rm, bath, tile/carpet,
appliances, W/D. Central AC, big yard. $900/
mo 305-297-4827 9-15-15-2
U For Rent
4/BR/2BA House $950
3BR/2BA in FL park w/lawn svc $1500
3BR.1,5/BA in SE $650
3BR/1 BA duplex downtown $600
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 9-16-16-2
Close to Campus
Available new, 2BR/1 BA apt.
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 9-16-16-2
4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2BR/2BA apts 110 NW 9th Terr. Sec system,
W/D, high ceilings, energy efficient, good
parking pets ok $700/mo Mitchell Realty
Free extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor PLan W/D Hook-ups
& DW. 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 12-7-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650.sq ft 1 BR
1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats
Discounted Rates Starting.@ $380 & $480
Close to Santa Fe, UFE& 1-75 332-5070 12-
4BR/3BA unfurnished house near campus,
fenced backyard, new carpet, washer, dryer,
$1050/mo 321-624-6417 Available immedi-
ately, rent starts Sept 1st. 9-8-10-2
Homes near UF!
3BR/2BA, wd firs, 2635 W. University Ave.
3BR/2BA, wd firs, 1141 SW 9th Rd.
Starting at $1150/mo
Union Properties 373-7578 9-9-11-2
U ( For Rent
4/3 & 3/2 HOUSES Walking distance to UF.
Newly remodeled. W/D, carport and huge
yard. Call 352-283-2828. 9-9-11-2
LARGE YARD W/CANOPY OAKS! 3BR/
1.5BA w/washer/dryer, central air, hardwood
floors, close to UF, $975/mo, 1115 NW 14
Ave, call 514-0518 9-8-10-2
1/1 CONDO 4 BLOCKS to UF -
Near HSC, sorority row. Brand new kitchen,
tile firs, patio, cent AC,Off-str parking, $600/
mo inci water, swr, garbage
1st, last, sec. Avail now. 352-222-6344 9-
ACROSS FROM O-DOME
Lg 4Br/3BA house, many amenities. $1600/
mo no pets. K&M Properties 352-372-1509
Charming 2BR/1BA cottage w/sunroom.
Large yard, alarm, new bath, 10 min from
-UF in.quiet neighborhood. $800/mo 1st, last,'
security 481-5545, Iv message. 9-1-6-2
Pets free, 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse near
UF and Shands. Fenced yard, deck, dish-
washer, W/D, Central Heat/AC, beautiful
tile, $750/mo. Available now. Call Shannon
NW 39th Ave. Nice 2BR/2BA + loft. With
Wood Laminate floor 0 Lg., open, bright.
Light.carpet 0 Good neighborhood, conve-
nient Patio, gate, trees $590-$610 0
Call 373-8310. 9-6-8-2
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005m ALLIGATOR, 19
* 2BR/2BA avail NOW S
Only $570. No deposit, Ig kitchen, poolview,
gym, patio, great bus route & much more.
Call Flo 352-371-6846 or Evelyn 407-496--
SEPTEMBER RENT FREE
3BR/2BA house near Duckpond. CH/A, W/D,
Mexican tile and wood firs, close to UF, great
for grad students. 2101 NE 7 Ter. $980/mo.
No dogs please. 256-3916 9-1-5-2
NEAR LAW SCHOOL 3/1, $1200/mo. lst,
last, sec. Pref grad student. No pets, W/D
hook up, DW, wood firs, cent A/C, gas heat,
trees. Call Tom >8pm or wkd 954-529-4031
MOVE IN SPECIAL 3BR1BA. 1 block to
UF. 1227 SW 4th Ave. Spotless, extras incl.
$1000. Cent H/AC 352-331-0590, 514-5060
3BR/2BA newly renovated condo. Close to
UF & mall. No pets. Smoke-free. $1000/mo +
dep. Phone: 850-496-0367 or.352-336-6421
BRANDYWINE spacious 2BR/2BA
Ground floor, end unit. Newly renovated.
$650/mo, H20 included. Avail now. 328-
Walking distance to UF!
Completely renovated studio
Condos in Prairiewood less than
1 mile to campus. $450.
Call 215-5155/215-5506 9-30-25-2
Looking for an Apartment???
THE LEASING CONNECTION
1608 NW 1 st Avenue
Located right behind the Florida Book Store
Plenty of FREE PARKING
FREE Apartment and Housing
Call 352-376-4493 or visit
Casablanca West townhouse, 1000 sq ft.
2BR/1.5BA, screened rm, W/D, pool, bus
route. Avail Aug. $650/mo. Call 352-359-
1 MONTH FREE
$460/mo, 1/1 apt, no deposit. Close to UF
& swimming pool. Call Bob 352-264-7740,
Share w/two other student in 3BR/2BA
duplex. BR are large. Cable avail, on bus
rte. Near UF Large fenced backyard. Pets
permitted w/one time fee. $325/mo + 1/3
util. Whole flat $850/mo 475-5772, 246-9070
Beautiful, brand new Sorrento Subdivision.
2192 sq ft 4BR/2BA 2056 NW 47th PI.
4.6 miles from UF. $1550/mo + sec dep.
www.gatorpads.com or 284-0316 or 281-
SPARROW CONDO SW location. A cute
1BR/1BA condo w/ loft, foyer, living/dining
room .combo, clubhouse, pool, bball, exer-
cies rm, tennis ct. Close to UF & on busline.
$575/mo, 1st& last. $300 dep. 352-278-6048
I I I I
2/1 w/office. Close to Butler Plaza. Great
layout, lots of windows, awesome neighbors,
very clean, pets welcome. Available end of
W Sept. $569/mo. 305-491-4371 9-6-5-3
0 [ For Rent
Rent 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA; 6 to 12 mo lease
available; all utilities incl, cable, ethernet, W/
D. Near pool. Info 786-412-9337. 9-14-10-2
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo per room. Pets ok. Call
3207 W University Ave. $1600/mo
Furnished + pool table, W/D, 2 car garage,
off-street parking, tile floors.
Campus Realty 692-3800 9-13-8-2
217 NW 35th St 3BR/3BA $1050/mo
Ceramic tile, large fenced yard, W/D, dish-
washer, carport, lawn care incl. Excellent
Call Campus Realty 692-3800 9-13-8-2
Affordable 3BRs close to UFI
1418 NW6th PI.
W/D, fenced yard, private parking $950/mo
625 NW 10th Ave.
Private parking, W/D hu, Ig yard $900/mo
Campus Realty 692-3800 9-13-8-2
LUXURY 1 BR/1BA overlooking creek
Washer/Dryer. Ready for immediate occu-
pancy. Near Sam's Club, on bus line. Close
to UF $560.
Andree Realty 375-2900 9-30-21-2
FUNKY LOFT APARTMENT
behind Leo's 706. Walk to UF & downtown.
$375/mo 333-2918 leave message 9-12-7-2
0 1 Subleases
Apt for Sublease.
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1100 sq. ft. dswhr, A/C,
W/D. Call Melissa 378-5993 9-2-11-3
Luxury apt. Available immediately. 3BR/3BA
$1200/mo + $25/dog. 4700 SW Archer Rd.
W/D, pool, gym. Looking for someone to
take over lease. 1st month + deposit free.
Call 373-7736 9-2-9-3
! AVAILABLE NOW !
All inclusive sublease for female
$480/mo OBO @ Gainesville Place
Contact Amanda 727-637-7077. 9-1-7-3
2BR/2:5BA Arbor East townhouse $655/mo
tile floors extra storage close to UF, Shands
& shopping 1st month free 1002 sq ft pets
welcome. Call 373-1828. 9-8-10-3
1 BR Unfurnished 1 yr. lease at Oxford Manor
end-unit must go! BELOW LEASE $. Call
904-739-7455 or 386-328-9876. 9-8-10-3
2BR/2BA w/full size W/D hook-up, util rm,
balcony overlooking lake, Rocky Pointe Apts.
3100 SW 35th PI Apt 2D. W/D also for sale.
Pets allowed. 1st mo rent 1/2 price. Monthly
rent $674. Contact Jamie 352-213-0885
Sublease Available Sept 1 2BR/2BA
Townhouse $645/mo. Towne Parc. Apt 1301.
352-375-3072 Ask for Matt 9-2-5-3
1BR Apt to sublet through Dec. Sundowne
Apts. Windmeadows Blvd near Butler Plaza.
theater. Move in Sept 8th. Rent w/water
$440/mo. Call Brett. 352-491-0959 9-2-5-3
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA at Melrose Apts Close
to UF on great bus rte. Great Roommates!
W/D, util, cable, internet included. Only
$395/mo! Contact Henry at 352-804-8554
Melrose Apt. 1000 SW 62nd Blvd. 1BR furn
in 4BR/4BR, W/D in unit. All utilities free,
ethernet. 1st class weight roon & gameroom,
2.pools, tennis. 2nd fl woods view. Sublet
to Dec 31st. $450/mo neg. 954-816-0888
4 month sublease/fall semester
Full kitchen, pool, hot tub & gym.
Unfurnished. No deposit/no security.
$865/mo. Call Ross 352-871-3483. 9-6-5-3
1 or both rooms in 2BR downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo per room. Pets ok. Call
1BR apt 3 blks behind Swamp Restaurant.
Lease ends 8/16/06. $539/mo. 352-371-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-7-72-4
M/F roommate wanted for 2/1 apt. Lg bed-
rooms, cable, hi speed internet. $350/mo.
Call William at 514-9320. Walking distance
to stadium. Still available 9-2-20-4
1 male roommate needed serious students
to share 3BR/2BA house. Located South of
UF on Williston Rd. W/D, cable, wireless
DSL. $395/mo + 1/3 utils. Call 258-9116
$1.95 small room. Close to UF & SFCC Great
house, great roommates. Close to UF. W/D,
dsl. Possible pets. Lease. ALSO Large room
$250/mo No cash dep for UF & SFCC stdt
w/good credit. Call 371-9409 9-15-28-4
Unfurn BR for rent in brand new, spacious
condo w/2 F, UF students. NW 55th St. Call
Lisa for details @ 352-514-1763. 9-30-21-4
F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte. W/D.
$475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area furnished,
tile firs. 904-386-6485 or email@example.com
M/F Nonsmk & clean to share 2/1.5 twnhs
w/ 20yr pre-vet M. No cats pls. W/D, DW, full
kitchen, tile, pool. SW 20th Ave. $350 + 1/2
utils. 828-775-8807. 9-8-14-4
Roommate needed for 2/1. M/F quiet. Rent
$350/mo + 1/2 utilities hi speed internet.
Southfork condos. No pets. Avail now. Call
Sergei at 246-1775. 9-6-1Q-4
$250/mo + 1/3 utils
3BR/2BA for F at Boardwalk. Close to UF on
bus rte, Ig pool, tennis cts, fitness rm, dsl,
cable & internet. 1 yr lease. Mike 352-316-
6219 or firstname.lastname@example.org 9-6-12-4
1BR/1BA available in 3/2 mobile home on
bus line. $300/mo + 1/2 utilities. Call 352-
Share 2BR/2BA Mobile Home. Clayton Est.
$150 dep, $275/mo 1/2 GRU ph/cab & satt.
incl. Will trade rent 4 work 4 minor home
improve. Near shop, bus, Oaks Mall. Caged
pets ok. Police clear req. 333-2444 Donna
Rental to share w/ male roommate. 6 mi.
from UF. 2BR/2BA condo in nice complex.
Avail immediately. 2nd floor, privacy. $450/
mo incl utils, W/D. References required. Call
1 male wanted to rent room in nice clean
3BR/2BA house 4 miles to campus $350-
375/mo + 1/3 util. Call Ryan 850-261-3571
3rd ROOMMATE NEEDED furn 3/2 home
on 39th Ave. Resp & clean M/F share w/2
guys. Digital cable, wireless net, W/D. $400/
mo + 1/3 utils. Call 561-951-3654 9-7-1Q-4
2 roommates needed, M or F, to share a
great 4/1 house with 2 easy-going female UF
students. Off University Ave, 5 min walk to
campus, wood floors, W/D, porch. $275/mo
+ 1/4 util. 352-359-3044 or email@example.com
Spacious IBR avail in 3BR/2BA house. All
utils incl + wireless hi-spd internet svc. Off
bus rt. $525/mo. Available immediately. Call
Roommate wanted; responsible female grad/
prof, share Ig house w/retired lady, NW, 2 min
SFCC/Publix, quiet n/hood, all utilities, $450,
372-5634, Iv mess. 9-8-10-4
Student needed for 1 unfurnished BR/BA
in 2BR/2.5BA condo. $450/mo incl utilities,
hi-speed internet, cable, WD. Call Tim at
SPRING LEASE 4BR/4BA CONDO.
$410/mo everything incl. Countryside Apts.
Female only non-smokers looking for a fun
roommate! Contact Jackie (831) 924-1520
Male roommate needed for 2/1 in
Brandywine. $282/mo + shared utils. $282
deposit. New paint, no pets. Month-to-month
lease avaialbe. common area furnished. Call
Roommates bring a friend. Share utils.
Houses on East University Ave. Bike or bus
to class. $475-550 + sec & last mo. Available
now. Call 352-375-4250 or 745-0785. 9-
3BR in 4BR/2BA house $350/mo each +
part utils. Pet fee. 15 min to UF. Contact
Denise 407-509-4574 or Jen 352-495-8068
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE. GREAT LOCATION!
1 Open BR. No Security Deposit!!
Approx. $325/month + 1/4 Utilities!
Wood Floors. Big Closet & Huge Kitchen
Call 352-395-6788. By 34th St. & 8th Ave.
8 BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS 4BR/2BA Co-ed
house w/huge private deck, W/D, TIVO, pool
table, $400/mo Incl utils, cable, hs internet.
Call David 352-870-7726 9-8-10-4
1BR/1 BA AVAILABLE
in NEW 2/2.5 townhouse. Everything NEW+
W/D. $430 + 1/2 utils. Call 352-870-2506 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 9-8-10-4
Female student to join 2 females for your
own BR in attractive 3BR house near ~'"'
8th Ave, 3mi. from UF on bus rt. #43, tile/
hardwood, $275/mo + 1/3 GRU&HSInternet-
digital cable, avail Sept, 222-1125 or 332-
Prof. student seeking quiet neat roommate
for 2BR/2BA furn. apt in Hampton Oaks.
Internet, cable, W/D, pool, exercise room,
etc. $425/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 954-540-1905.
2BR/2BA CONDO- Nice, gated community.
Own -parking space, on bus route, close to
UF, own W/D, community pool, racquetball
court, clean. $430/mo incl utils, cable inter-
net. M/F. 561-809-0892. 9-9-10-4
Master BR, walk-in closet, private bath, in
townhouse 2 miles from UF campus. No
parking restrictions. 7th Street Station. $400/
mo, utils incl. Pets ok. Call 954-579-0862,
available immediately. 9-1-5-4
Room in NW home. $350/mo incl utils &
DSL. No pets mature male non-drinker/
smoker. Avail immed (flex). Scott 335-8209
Beautiful Countryside Room 1BR/1BA in
4BR/4BA available NOW! First stop on bus
route, high speed internet, dig cable, util in-
cluded. $450. wood floors, washer/dryer. Call
Nicole 352-328-4551 Aug 24. 9-9-10-4
REDUCED and Ready NOW! M/F a.ent to
share 2/1.5 twnhs w/21yr pre-vet M. Animals
welcome! 1/2 mi to UF, 2 story W/D, DW, full
kitchen, tile, pool, SW 20th Ave $325/mo +
1/2 uti 352-871-7460 9-6-7-4
F roommate for la(ge 3BR/2BA townhouse
only 1 mile to UF. $450/mo all utils, dig cable
& hi spd net incl. Pool. Call 954-298-7591 or
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20, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Room in 2BR/1BA condo 2 blocks from
campus, 1 block south of Mellow Mushroom.
Wood floors, washer dryer, parking. $450/
mo, cities included. Call Zac for more info
Large 2BR condo. Quiet neighborhood.
Beautiful area. Female student or profes-
sional only to rent 1 unfurn BR. Now thru
Dec. $575/mo incl utils. Cent AC, W/D, pool.
Private owner 305-853-7070 9-2-5-4
Need roommate who doesn't suck! Oak
Forest'2BR/2BA HUGE fast & safe 2 mi ride
up 13th St to UF. $350 + util. Nice & quiet
area. Call Steve @ 386-299-8366 9-2-5-4
Female roommate for NW 39th Ave home,
$475/mo, all utilities incl, fully furnished,
private BR, internet; W/D, avail. ASAP, more
info. 870-5291 9-8-7-4
Dorm Life Suck?
Female roommate wanted to share new 4/4
Oxford Terrace condo 2 blocks from UF near
Sorority Row. Furnished private BR and
bath, all util. & internet, W/D, reserved park-
ing. $550/mo. Call Rebecca (850) 774-9792
Modern apt. furn/unfurn 4/4, 3 min drive to
campus. Bus stop in front of apt. Living area
furn. Amenities & digital cable internet incl.
$400/mo 305-562-3190 9-13-10-4
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED for 2BR/
2BA apt. 3515 SW 39th Blvd. $425/mo + 1/2
utils. Cable free. Call at 335-5024 or email
me email@example.com 9-6-5-4
$385/mo + utils. SW area. Room in furn
house w/4 UF upperclassmen. 3 mi from
campus. Internet & cable incl. Immediate
occupation. Please call Regan at 305-495-
1BR avail now. 5 min to UF. Free dig cable,
$300/mo + 1/3 util. Female or male, non-
smoker. 352-332-2234, 352-514-1441 9-
M/F responsible student to share 3BR/2BA
home in quiet NW area. $300/mo + 1/3
utils. Call 352-303-6128 or 727-458-2737
**AVAILABLE NOW!** Wanted: Quiet,
NS, seriuos student/grad, bwn bedroom and
bath in furnished condo, hike or bus-to UF
$425 + 1/3 utilities 375-1971 9-6-5-4'
2 share 2BR downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF & library. $350/
mo. Month-to-month or longer lease okay.
Pets okay. Call 262-1351 9-15-11-4
2 FEMALES NEEDED for spacious 4BR/
2BA home in Northwood Pines Sub. NS,
no pets $350/mo + 1/4 utils each. Call Holly
@ 352-384-3905 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Male/Female, NS, grad student/professional
needed for 2BR/2BA apt in The Laurels. Dog
ok. $465/mo + 1/2 utils. Call Josh 336-3931
Grad, upper classman wanted for large
3BR/3BA condo in Rockwood Villas. I-net,
cable & util incl. $440/mo Keith 727-457-
Just remodeled 4BR/3BA home close to
campus. Nice neighborhood. Need 2 more
roommates. Fully furn, incl big TV, new BR
furn, W/D. Big porch, fenced backyard, ball
hoop. New carpet, tile, paint. Cable & inter-
-net incl, split utils. $350-375/mo NS. No pets.
Call 386-212-1578 9-7-5-4
PLANS CHANGE? 1BR/1BA in 3BR/2BA
house. Fully furnished, in Tower Rd area.
$37i/r1o all included. Call 941-321-4447
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO. 4BR4BA: 1BR/
1BA avail now. Ethernet, util incl. W/D, nicely
furn, secure. Exercise/pool. Direct bus UF 3
mi.$455/mo/room. Vanessa 352-217-3464,
Flo 352-357-9656 or 352-636-4814. 9-30-
2 roommmates for 3BR/2BA house.
Furnished home. Small pets allowed.
$300/mo (negotiable) incl all util. Avail Now!
Clean, quiet. Contact Linda @ 561-843-1886
Grad roommates needed for 4BR/4BA condo
@ Univ. Terr. G'ville. A/C, W/D, pool, bus stop
in front, pvt bath. Available now. $325/mo +
share utils. John 786-436-1657 9-8-5-4
Beautiful home in trees on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, Ig yard, cats welcome. $340 + utils.
0 1 Real Estate
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-7-72-5
Existing condos & luxury condos near UF
at affordable prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or call
today Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus
Realty Group 9-30-27-5
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5
UNIVERSITY TERRACE CONDO
4BR/4BA, 3 leases signed for next year. Call
for details 407-620-1555 9-30-28-5
House for sale 2BR/1BA. Near-new condi-
tion. 2000 sq ft under roof. Huge back screen
balcony. 2134 SW 14th St. Less than 1/2
mile-to Shands/JF. $159,900. 352-256-4033
or 707-803-4890. 9-6-10-5
2 bed/ 1 bath condo on 10-minute bus
route. Only $89,900. Call Kenny Gibbs with
Campus Realty (352)494-0012. 9-21-20-5
CUSTOM-BUILT VICTORIAN 3BR/2.5BA,
2,600 + sq ft on 1 acre corner lot w/deeded
access to Lake Santa Fe $339,000-Debra
Oberlin, REALTOR ERA Trend Realty 225-
TOWNHOME FOR SALE. 2BR/2BA w/study
loft, Berber carpet, fenced-in yard, near UF &
Archer Rd, on bus rte. Call 514-9161 ask for
For Sale byOwner!!
Vintage 4BR/2.5BA home. Wood floors,
fireplace, laundry, CH/A. Near UF at 907 NW
11th Ave. (behind Applebees). $258K. Call
333-2918 leave message 9-12-7-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-7-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 12-7-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516 12-7-
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500,-must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-7-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. Brand new, all unused in box. Sell
$160 can deliver.
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-72-6
BEDS 0 Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 0 Single sets $39 OKing
sets $99 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 *queen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**
Brand name matching sets 'not used or re-
furbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory!
A better product at a better price. Wholesale
Furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
Archer Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-7-72-6
Bedroom Set Brand New! Still in boxes! HB
- $125, NS- $75, Dresser $135, Mirror $75,
Chest $135. Can Deliver. (352) 264-9799
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 Brand New! Loveseat $170 Still
in package, never used. Can Del. 376-1600
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All. wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-7-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New-Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
Washer & Dryer leasing $160/semester or
$300/year. Call 352-318-3721 9-30-32-6
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
**Full $90 Queen $110 King $170"**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$115 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6
Futon $160 Solid Oak Mission Style with
plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box.
Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-7-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-7-72-6
3 yrs old, like new, floral print. $3Q0. Call 373-
twin bed $75, dorm fridge $45, dining. room
table w/ 4 chairs $75, nice sofa $85, dresser
w/ mirror,$75, 19" color TV $45, 27" color TV
$85, VCR $30, lawn mower $50. Call 335-
Bed-FULL size orthopedic pillowtop mattress
and box set. Brand New. Still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $90. Call 352-317-
WaterBed King size, waveless, complete
set up, six drawer pedestal, headboard,
siderails, heater, everything, clean, $250
OBO 352-514-1800 email@example.com
SOLID PINE DINING TABLE, 6 CHAIRS
72" x 32". Refinished. $375. Call 352-372-
WASHER & DRYER
Call for details 305-775-5387 9-2-5-6
72" DOUBLE BED PULL OUT COUCH.
BROWN AND BEIGE DESIGN. $250 OR
BEST OFFER. 376-3884 9-2-5-6
Bedroom set. 2pc, light oak, twin bed with
drawers & dresser with mirror. Great condi-
tion. $250. Call 379-2798 9-2-3-6
Large used corner desk with computer
station. Requires assembly: Hardware.and
manual present. Call 378-8371 9-2-3-6
Furniture sale. Sofa (Broyhill) $150, coffee &
end table (wood) $80, dinette with 6 chairs
(wood) $125, computer table $25. Call for
info 318-,4233 9-2-2-6
Treadmill; little used. Has handrail, upper
bodyarm, console and 4- monitors; incline
and safety clip. Owners manual. Cost $600;
Sell $200 OBO. 378-3586 9-6-3-6
Love Seat Couch full sized bed
Just $150 both
Call 374-8451 9-8-5-6
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BOTH EXCELLENT CONDITION
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Oakwood/
glass, 36" TV size $300/OBO
Call 561-315-8737 or 352-375-4604 9-6-3-6
HIGH-END TAN LEATHER
Queen sleeper/sofa + chair + ottoman
Gently used must see!
352-372-2117 $250 OBO 9-2-2-6
W& 7A + amputer LeEC
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Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min .response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES 0 SERVICE S PARTS
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We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
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Pent 4 comp sys w/warr (Dell, IBM, HP)
Starts at $259. Emac G3 800mhz/256 MB/40
GB HD $475, Imac G3 all in 1, firewire USB,
e-net, loaded $275. Laptops as low as $199
DSL/wireless ready. 352-494-2355 9-8-5-7
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GATOR CAR ALARMS Take, a bite out of
crime $99.95. Installed FREE. Gainesville's
oldest car alarm and car stereo specialty
store. 373-3754 Audio Outlet. 12-7-84-8
Car stereo, car alarms, mobile video, mobile
navigation, custom wheels and tires, and
automobile performance at Sound Depot &
Performance. 374-7700 sdp-alligator.com.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Town 0
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 12-7-72-9
Used not abused. From basic transportation
to highend stuff. All styles. Great prices. 5
blocks from UF in College Park. 870-8693
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-72-10
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by Bob Brackin
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
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RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10
60 sec to UF. Many spaces avail. $37.50/mo
or $150/semester. Call for decal. 538-2454
COMMERCIAL BBQ GRILL ON TRAILER w/
2 doors 120 gal size tank $800. Bob Hanson
386-752-0209 eves. 9-8-10-10
3 Blks from UF. Call for prices 359-1811
PARK AND RIDE: Bike, bus or walk from
the SW Downtown Parking Garage -- only
5 minutes from campus! Call the City of
Gainesville at 334-5074 9-7-5-10
55 gal saltwater reef tank
$750 OBO. Micah 359-4873 9-8-5-10
5 Motorcycles. Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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*Swamp CyclesO Save $$$ on gas, ride to
class! Largest selection of Ebikes, scooters
& accessories. Free delivery, 1-yr warranty,
best cust. service 534 SW 4th Ave 373-8823
Scooters from $599. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-7-72-11
CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-376-9096
Please leave a message.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
352-336-1271 www. newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11
2000 SUZUKI GSX 600 KATANA
blue, good condition, 9k miles, additional
parts $3400. Call Wayne @ 352-215-2321
MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTER; 2005 SUZUKI
DL 1000, 5mo old, 4k, 4 yr warr, adult owned,
$7500, 372-5634 Iv mess. 9-8-10-11
MINI-BIKES NEW IN BOX,47cc
very fast. Top speed b/t 35-40 mph. These
are professional models, have two to sell,
$300 each or $550 for both. 941-400-8189
Scooter Retro 50cc
Brand new. 0 miles. 4-cycle, liquid cooled,
clear taillight & turn signal lenses. This
scooter is black & silver and very unique and
attractive. $1295 352-262-4673. 9-2-7-11
SUZUKI SAVAGE 650 LS 2001
Excellent small cruiser. 3900 miles. Belt
drive. Black & chrome. Excellent condition.
New tire. Perfect 1st cruiser. $2950 Call 262-
BUELL S-3 THUNDERBOLT '97
6000 miles, Vance & Hines exhaust, im-
maculate condition. Very fast & fun. $3950.
Call 262-4673. 9-2-7-11
2000 Yamaha Road Star MM Ltd Ed Head
Turner & Easy Parking 4K Miles, Tons of
Chrome & Leather V&H Pipes $15k in Bike
Must Sell $8k OBO Call Joe 352-225-1669
NEW SCOOTER 4 stroke 49cc
Elec start engine. Reaches 50mph, makes
80-100 mpg. Front disc brakes, remote
ignition & alarm. $1150. Call 352-219-3950
2004 Vento Scooter. Gator blue. Like new.
Only 1200 miles. Includes helmet, chain and
lock. Paid $1300, asking $1000. 352-213-
*2004 Pink Scooter*
49cc, 500 miles. $750 OBO
Call 352-373-1054 9-6-5-11
ONE TEMPEST SCOOTER
cc, 35 mph, less than 100 miles.
$850 OBO. 352-335-7223 or 386-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
ORunning or not!*
*NEED HONDA; TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
-m Running or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
1999 Mitsubishi Mirage DE sedan automatic,
A/C, burgundy with gray cloth, power every-
thing, 69k, clean, $4900 OBO 352-514-1800
1995 OLDS ACHIEVE
4-door, auto, cold A/C, 131k miles. Looks
and runs great. $1450. 215-7987. 9-6-10-12
98 WH CAMARO 2 DR 100K mi. Looks
great, runs great. Needed truck. Asking
$4899. Call 352-318-7890 9-14-15-12
1999 CADDY STS
Loaded with extras. Under 100k miles. call
377-1234, please leave message $8900
* HONDA CIVIC LX 97 107k mi. Needs A/G-
compressor $3700. 0 HONDA ACCORD
93 10th Anniversary 74k mi. Excellent cond
$3900 01 YAMAHA XT 225, 8K Perfect
$2200. Rich or-Gik @ 373-8238 9-2-7-12
99 MITSUBISHI GALLANT second owner,
good condition 128k mi, $2800/OBO. Call
1995 MERCURY MYSTIQUE GS
A/C, auto, airbag, power steering. Looks
great! $1500 OBO 352-846-5139 9-2-6-12
2003 Ford Ranger Edge V6 3.0L, 5 Speed,
15k Miles, Step Side MP3 CD Premium
Sound, Excellent Condition Must Sell $12500
OBO Call Joe 352-225-1669 9-2-10-12
2002 PORCHE BOXTER
$34,000. 22k miles. Call 352-359-3626 9-
97 YELLOW HUMMER H1
40k miles. $40,000. Call 352-359-3626 9-
1999 FORD MUSTANG .
Whie, V6, automatic, cruise, leather, CD, PL,
PW, anti-theft. Only 13,300 miles, must see!
$8700 neg. Call 352-367-8686 9-2-6-12
02 NISSAN XTERRA
SE, Supercharged V-6, 6-disc changer.
Excellent condition. Price neg. Call Tom 561-
99 HONDAACCORD EX coupe
6 cyl, all power, spoiler, exc cond. $9600/
OBO Call 3591505 9-2-6-12
1995 Buick Skylark Gran Sport
MINT, Red, 68K miles, Cold AC
Power everything, Sunroof, Garage-kept
Driven by nice lady since new. $4200
Gainesville 332-8991 9-6-5-12
2000 VW Jetta GLS VR6.
Midnight blue, black leather interior. Good
contion, with all the options, incI, 6-CD
changer, PW/mirrors/moohroof and more.
96,000 highway miles. 514-0867 9-7-5-12
NISSAN ALTIMA GXE 99
Black, automatic, all power, A/C, CD, 89k
mi, Asking $4200. Contact 352-846-5358 or
79 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL
All original power windows, locks & seats.
Leather interior. Runs great looks great
$3850/OBO. Call Martin 407-416-7091 9-
'94 Ford Escort, manual
$1200/OBO Call 281-3016 9-8-5-12
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Flexible Hours, E-mail required
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Mortgage lender has immediate sales posi-
tions avail for college students seeking prof
work exp. No exp req. $8-9/hr + bonus, flex
hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F at 1900 SW
34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
Would you like to be your own boss, work
your own hours, and make unlimited in-
come? Call Emma @ 352-871-4489 or e-mail-
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w/strong MS Excel/Word, communication
skills. Knowledge of SEO, PPC and affiliate
management a plus. Flex schedule. Base
pay + bonuses. Fax resume 800-967-5140
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF Starting $6.15/hr
DRIVERS $8-15/hr, and FLYERERS. PT
easy schedule. Please call 2-5pm 378-2442
or fill out application at California Chicken
Grill 2124 SW 34th St. Mon Fri. 12-7-72-14
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. All to start
today! 378-3312 9-20-20-14
Five Star Pizza Downtown/Tower Road now
hiring all positions for fall and spring. In store/
driver. Great pay w/ great atmosphere. Apply
@ 210 SW 2nd Ave 375-5600 or 600 NW
75th St. 333-7979 10-3-37-14
Find a job today at one of over 60 restau-
rants, bars or hotels. Cooks, delivery driv-
ers, bartenders, housekeepers, servers.
In high demand. 9-30-33-14
Now hiring PT/FT COOKS & CASHIERS.
Apply in person. Tower Rd. & 13th St. loca-
"Licensed" Security Part Time
Fri/Sat 9PM til 2AM $7/hr
Apply'9FM Tues-Sat Traders
2212 SW 13th St 9-6-14-14
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people.
Customer svc exp helpfull. For more info.
Call Meghan 379-3663- 9-8-15-14
F/T and P/T for hotel. Hourly & bonus.
Weekdays & wkends. Friendly attitudes
w/good customer svc skills. Apply in person:
4021 SW40th Blvd. 9-8-10-14
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS
Apply between 2 & 4 Mon-Fri, Calico Jack's
3501 SW 2nd Ave Creekside Mall 9-7-14-
Sun Country Sports is hiring. Many posi-
tions available. Office staff, after-school
counselors, bus driver, fitness coordinator,
gymnastics/tumbling coaches & rockwall.
staff. Both locations. 4010 NW 27th Lane
and 333 SW 140th Terr. 9-2-11-14
Contestants wanted for Reality Television
Serious applicants apply. 9-16-20-14
TCBY now hiring all shifts.
Apply at 34th St. store in the Crispers Center.
MOVERS WANTED. Need driver's license.
Apply in person" at 505 NW 53rd Ave. At
GATOR MOVING & STORAGE. Mon-Fri
HIRING EXCELLENT NOTETAKERS
in UF's 50 most popular classes. Apply in
person, located across from The Swamp in
the UF Plaza. Interviews only. 9-6-10-14
FOOD SERVICE JOBS
Gator Dining Services located on the UF
Campus is hiring for cashiers, cooks, line
services and dishwashers. Flex hours,
competitive pay and a great working envi-
ronment. Apply at Gator Dining Services,
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd or online at
Psychiatric Aides $22,612 annually. Shift
work. Rotating days off. Requires comple-
tion of 30 semester hours of college with 5
classes in Social/Behavioral Sciences. Apply
online at: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com.
May contact Lori Ross at 352-264-8250. An
EEO/AA employer 9-16-18-14
FORGET COLLEGE. Beer, parties and fun.
Ready to get serious? Free online business,
real estate, self-defense and empowerment
courses. Success.org. 9-20-20-14
The Pantry, Inc.- Welcome back students!
The Southeast's largest and fastest growing
Convenience Store Chain is now hiring for all
positions'in the Gainesville area. We'll work
-around your schedule! *We. offer paid train-
ing, immediate benefits, Excellent, starting
pay, career opportunities, vacation pay, and
direct deposit. (*To those who qualify) Call
Joe at (904) 219-4804 to schedule an inter-
view. EOE/M/FN. 9-6-11-14
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
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Looking for an OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT.
Available M, W, F 10-3 and weekends. No
experience required. Will train.
Please email resume with cover letter to
Wanted for interesting project involving alter-
nate energy vehicle. Need EE and/or physics
MS/PhD. Part-time. Patent pending. Contact
Bill Lassiter 386-659-1902. 9-7-10-14
Part-time kitchen help wanted for Asian res-
taurant. Prefer students with good attitude
and reliability. Call 352-514-6404 between
2-5pm daily. 9-7-10-14
Vibrating condom company seeks college
reps to sell our product during "Safe Sex Is
Fun" campaign period. To help spread the
good vibes, call Rachel at 720-837-3527 or
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-VARIOUS
LOCATIONS-JOBS BEGIN August 15, 2005
* ACTIVITY LEADERS-$10/hr-Bach.
Desired or successful exp. or training work-
* AIDE-$7.61/hr-HS or equiv. exp. as
teacher aide or combo of training and exp.
* CENTER AIDE-$8.67/hr-HS or equiv.exp
& training working w/handicapped children.
Hours required-M,T,Th,F- 1:45-5:30, Wed.-
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED-
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 9-7-10-14
Accepting applications for fall sem. Looking
for 21+ yr old w/clean driving record w/class
D license. Agriculture background pref, for
"delivery & loading farm supplies. FT/PT.
Hours can be flexible. Call 472-6050. Also
looking for utility people. 9-7-10-14
FEMALE N/S companion to care for 22yr
old disabled female. Must be UF student.
Work hrs Sat &Sun 2pm-8pm. $8.50/hr +
mileage reimbursement. Must have reliable
car. Wknd wk poss. Job duties incl toileting,
assisting w/reading, trans to PT. Jerry 377-
PT help at the Gainesville Beach Club in the
Oaks Mall. Must be outgoing & clean-cut.
Retail exp a must. POS knowledge a bonus.
Gatorfood.com. Can earn anywhere be-
tween $8-$15/hr. Set your own schedule. For
info contact: 379-3663 9-8-10-14
WINGZONE now hiring DELIVERY
DRIVERS. $8-14/hr. Flexible schedule. Cool
boss, fun atmosphere. Apply in person 923
W. UniversityAve. 9-15-15-14
Parttime for weekends Pick up application
at 4701 NE 40th Terrace 32609 9-8-10-14
ZAXBY'S on 43rd St.
Now hiring all positions all shifts, contact.
Boris between 2pm-5pm 352-376-8700 9-
Great pay. Travel bonus and sales training
Now Hiring: Outgoing, motivated characters
to promote, sell and staff our HS grad trip
vacations. 877-725-0705 9-16-16-14
LOOKING FOR A PARTTIME JOB?
Merchandise sales. Earn $100-$200 working
2-3 hrs. Home games only, prior to kick-off.
Contact 321-277-5523 8-321-5-14
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. Suite 106
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
3 eves 6-9 pm + 2 weekend shifts
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Must work winter break
Now Hiring for Fall 2005 Experienced
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Apply at SmokinNotes.com 9-2-7-14
Waitress needed for The Harvest Moon
Cafe. Work hrs Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5-11 and Sunday 10-2. Call 352-591-2131
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
needs part-time help, flexible weekday hours,
plus 2-3 Saturdays per month. Please' bring
in a resume to 2020 NW6th St. 9-9-11-14
We know you are smart, but can you work
HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring.
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
avail. Apply in person any Gainesville loca-
PT office help, hrs 7am-5:30pm, M-F. various
hours available. Good driving record. Exp
w/AutoCAD, Excel, Word helpful. $7.50/hr
to start. Call Wells @ 352-219-1183 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 352-371-3316
AutoCAD PT person. M,W,F, 7am-5:30pm.
Various hrs poss. $8/hr. Must be dependable
& good knowledge of basic AutoCAD. 1 mi.
to campus. Call Wells 352-219-1183, email:
email@example.com, fax 352-371-3316
PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT NEEDED.
No experience necessary. Weekends, night
sleepover-morning routine. Will not interfere
w/school. Good exp for medical field. Call
332-5810 or 376-1611 ext 4970 9-2-7-14
YMCA Bus Drivers Needed. Must have valid
CDL and good driving record. Need to be
available from approx 12pm-5pm M-F. Apply
in person at 5201 NW 34th St. Immediate
Taco Bell (YUM...brands!)
We are the BOLD CHOICE!l
Come join us, today!
FREE MEAL incentives
Now what do YOU offer?
You make a BOLD CHOICE
and contact us to discuss the details
with our Restaurant Gen. Managers:
Edie @ 3408 SWArcher Rd 372-0453
Michelle @ 826 W University Ave 373-2949
Martin @ 2224 NW 13th St 374-4335
Christine @7410 Newberry Rd 332-1238
Kevin @ Reitz Union location 372-1747
AM nannies! After school nannies
Tues-Thur nannies! M-W-F nannies!
14 Jobs avail immediately: Great $ for exp.
Noah's Ark Nanny:-352-376-5008 9-8-10-14
PT/FT NANNIES NEEDED
Good $ for exp: grad student welcomed.
,bkgd ck: 21 REAL$ jobs avail NOW.
Noah's Ark Nanny 352-376-5008 9-8-10-14
Part-time help wanted servers or hosts.
Prefer students with good attitude and
reliability for lunch. Call 352-222-8293. 9-
Now hiring. No experience required. Apply at
1702 W. University Ave. 9-1-5-14
EXP LEASING CONSULTANTS/MANAGER
Please apply within or call 377-6700
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.
0 .k Hi .,,.,. k
Oak Hammock offers a stable, consistent
work environment with steady hours, com-
petitive wages, a full benefit package and
opportunity to work in an upscale Retirement
Community. Experience preferred; but we
will train people who possess a positive
Waitstaff-FT & PT
Performs a variety of services in the dining
room including waiting on assigned tables,
taking orders, sets tables, buses tables.
Dishwasher FT & PT
Familiarity with dishwashing equipment and
applicable sanitation guidelines.
Apply in person:
5100 SW 25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is DFWP/EOE!
5100 SW25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Outgoing & reliable? Great team & bonuses.
PT & FT avail. Fax res, cover & avail sched
to 376-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Accounts receiveable/front office assistant
for Dermatology office. Experience preferred
but will train motivated individual for assis-
tant manager position. Ideal for business,
accounting, or similar major. Prefer two year
commitment. FT (M-F, 8-5) or PT minimum
28 hrs/wk. Fax resume to 352-332-2966
Receptionist/front office assistant for
Dermatology office. Must have excellent
organization and communication skills. FT
M-F, 8-5 or PT at least 30 hr/wk. Insurance/
retirement benefits available. Medical office
experience desired but will train motivated
person. Fax resume to 352-332-2966 9-
Wannabe a SCUBA Professional? SCUBA
Diving Pro Internship available. Check with
the UF Career Resource Center or call: 870-
1839 after 6pm. 9-8-10-14
FILE CLERK/ERRAND PERSON: Mon-Fri
1 PM-5PM for busy engineering firm. Must be
extremely reliable & have reliable transporta-
tion. $6.50/hr + mileage. Come by 2209 NW
40th Terrace Suite A or call 352-372-1911
$6.50/HR. PART-TIME Call Sandy's
Consignment Boutique. 372-1226 9-9-
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2 Help Wanted W Help Wanted
Fill out app: GatorHospitalityJobs.com.
Receive offers from over 100 restaurants &
hotels. Also needed: delivery drivers, manag-
ers &Jiousekeeppers. 9-30-25-14
Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, grass
roots, marketing person for up and coming
bar and restaurant Parttime pref exp but not
necessary. Apply at 3545 SW 34th St. or call
DRAG NC3C FLY1
UISHI S&KE COMPANY
"Rolls and Bowls"
Our latest concept Call 375-5944
Zul's Frozen Lemonade
has finally arrived in the
Swamp! Now hiring workers
for all home football games.
Starting Sept. 3rd. $7-20/hour.
Call Phil for more information
Salon coordinator. Escape Day Spa & Hair
Studio P/T employee needed. Book appts,
answer telephones & perform office duties.
Fax resume to 352-335-2445 or call 352 335-
FOOD SERVICE JOBS
Gator Dining Services located on the UF
Campus is hiring for supervisors, cashiers,
cooks, line servers, and dishwashers. Flex
hours, competitive pay and a great working
environment. Apply at Gator Dining Services,
B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd or online at
Infinite Energy, a rapidly expanding
natural gas marketer with a large customer
base, has an immediate need for SALES
REPRESENTATIVES (inbound- and out-
bound calls). Flexible schedules. Need more
info go to www.infiniteenergy.com. Respond
by fax 352-240-4146 or email your resume to
Horse farm needs part time afternoon and
weekend help. Duties include feeding,
cleaning stalls. Must have prior experi-
ence and be responsible. Call 472-2991
Energetic Mascot needed,
10 hours a week + game days, $8/hr. 284-
FT/PT person needed for EMBROIDERY
BUSINESS. No experience necessary.
Call STRICTLY EMBROIDERY 375-6767
Help Wanted Apply in Person
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders
5717 SW Tower Rd. 9-9-9-14
Casher, PT, approx 25 hrs/wk Mornings,
afternoons or evenings.
Ada's Clothes Repair
GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY!
Park Place Car Wash looking for hard work-
ers for all positions. Cashiers (must have full
day availability) & lineworkers (am 8:30-1 &
pm 12-6 shifts) 15-40 hrs-your choice. Great
work environment. Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd
across from Home Depot. No calls please.
HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM. In need
of volunteers to help with various activities.
Horse experience a plus, not necessary.
email@example.com. 352-377-6390, 495-0533
Advanced Technologies is seeking applica-
,tions for FULL/PART TIME Lab Technician
in the area of environmental testing with
B.S. or Associate Degree in Sciences. A
part/full time position is also available for
office assistant. Please email your resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 352-378-0322
Make Money By Watching TV
OK, truth be told, you won't make any money
watching TV, but it doesn't have to cost you
much either. Upgrade to Cox Digital Cable
for as little as $7/mo. Add a Digital Video
Recorder and record your TV classes. Hey,
that could help you get a job someday! 888-
Oak Hall School seeks two highly motivated
individuals to coach in the schools volley-
ball program for students in grades 6-8.
Interested individuals should have volleyball
experience and be available after school
hours beginning at 3:15. Contact, Carl
Martin at 332-3609 or CMartin@OakHall.org.
Please be prepared to provide a resume and
participate in a background check. 9-2-5-14
Oak Hall School seeks a highly motivated
individual to serve as a facility administrator
for home athletic events. Interested individu-
als should be available after school hours
beginning at 3:15. Contact, Jeff Malloy at
332-3609 or JMalloy@OakHall.org
pared to provide a resume and participate in
a background check. 9-2-5-14
Now hiring servers & prep cooks. Experience
& Spanish speaking a plus. FT apply in per-
son M-F 2-5pm. 2409 SW 13th Street 336-
Babysitter needed-afternoons part-time
housework and homework help! 692-4740
LEG-A-Z SOCCER ACADEMY SEEKS U-
18 Male & female soccer players for state
cup club team. Please call 377-6088 or
email email@example.com. Website
Intelligent, detail-oriented programmers
with working experience in ASP.NET,
VB.NET, C#, or CSS/HTML wanted for
flexible, PT employment. Email resumes to
Full time position in chem lab. BS in chem-
istry desired. Metals experience desired.
E-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax
Entry level, PT positions for analytical
lab, need to work Tuesday-Saturday flex-
ible hours. 10-6pm, email resume to
Available from Commercial News Providers"
1 fll Help Wanted 3 I Help Wanted
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making
& smoking. If interested, come to the
Psychology Bldg room 397 or call 392-
0601 ext297 12-7-68-14
Concerts Banquets Sports Event
Need extra money? Want to work sporting
events, concerts, and other fun events?
Learn while you work! We are now hiring
student assistants to work various events:
offering flexible schedules. Great reference.
Great experience. Make life long friends.
Apply @ Rm 1302 at the O'Connell Center.
Applications due by Sept 6th. 9-6-5-14
Looking for student with high academic
standards and good golf skills to provide
transportation, after-school care, homework
help and help foster golf skills for 11-year-old
girl. 2 to 3 afternoons a week, 3:30 until 5:
30. Must have reliable transportation. $10 an
hour. Call 352-336-2399. Leave brief sum-
mary of qualifications on answering machine
and we will return your call. 9-1-3-14
Looking for student with high academic
standards and piano skills to provide trans-
portation, after-school care, homework help
and piano mentoring for 11-year-old girl. 2 to
3 afternoons a week, 3:30 until 5:30. Must
have at least 5 years of piano experience
and reliable transportation. $10 an hour.
Call 352-336-2399. Leave brief summary of
qualifications on answering machine and we
will return your call. 9-1-3-14
Five Star Pizza on Tower Road. Now hiring
experienced pizza makers and phone per-
sonnel. Apply in person 600 NW 75th Street
Childcare needed in my home for 2 yr old, 4
or 5 days per week. 8:30 to 4:30. Previous
childcare for toddlers. Resume, references
& own transportation required Call 318-4755
Sales Assistant: Duties to include data
entry, bookkeeping and customer service.
MSWord, Excel, & Quickbooks exp. needed.-
Part time 20-30 hrs wk. Send resume to
jobs@cyberchem. com. 9-6-5-14
Loving, reliable babysitter needed for
Newberry family. 2 (sometimes 3) days/wk
7am-5pm. Female, NS, with own transporta-
tion. Fall/spring commitment. Call 352-258-
9216 Lv. msg. 9-7-5-14
Part time. Duties: type, file, copy, fax, com-
puter. Some patient interaction. Mail resume
to SCB, 6400 Newbery Rd. #301 Gainesville
LOT -PERSON Full or part time. Must be
hard-working, dependable, w/clean driving
record. Apply in person only @ Southeast
Car Agency 39th Ave. 9-7-5-14
Apply at KOTOBUKI 1702 W. University Ave.
Full time chemist, course work &/or lab expe-
rience in quantative & instrumental analysis
required. GC experience required. MS or
HPLC experience desirable. Send email re-
sume email@example.com. 9-14-10-14
Help wanted for after-school activities &
wkends. 2-4 hrs for 14 yr old boy w/autism,
ADHD, MH (high-functioning). Exc oppor-
tunity for special ed and/or health-related
students: $7/hr + mileage. Page 276-1061
NANNY wanted to pick up 8 yr old at school
and watch her and 7 yr old brother approx 20
hrs/wk. Possible some light housework 1:30-
6pm, Mon, Wed, Thrus. 1:30-10pm on Tues.
Call Pat at 352-214-7896 9-7-5-14
Now hiring PIZZA MAKER/CASHIER
Exp preferred. Apply @ Italian Gator 1728 A
W. University Ave. Also hiring for 2nd location
in High Springs. 9-7-5-14
Natural Foods Dept. Stock Clerk FT & PT
shifts. Heavy lifting required, Need to be
available holidays. Apply within 515 NW 23
Ave. G'ville. DFWP. 9-9-7-14
OPUS. CAFE COFFEE BAR
Work @ a fast-paced coffee bar near cam-
pus. Searching for dependable students to
work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & af-
ternoon weekday shifts available. Call Joel @
352-376-4823 for more info. 9-6-4-14
Competitive cheer team needs male coach.
Experienced in tumbling and stunting. Call
Positions available for full or part itme in
sales. Gator Fever in Butler Plaza 692-5597
or 692-4472 9-14-10-14
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MAJOR Skilled
& Very Experienced. Handle maintenance
- improvements for a 20 acre residence in
Alachua. Work w/tractor, lawnr equipment,
pool & upkeep of 2 houses. 7 hrs/wk. Flex
sched $11/hr + gas Email summary of
work exp & refs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Busy optometrist office needs part time
help. Must be available Tues & Thrus 10am
to 3pm. Weekends also. Will train. Good
people skills a must. Email resume & hours
of availability to: humanresources@starlinge
Herbal Manufac Co opening for CUSTOMER
SERVICE MANAGER. Please fax resume
to 386-462-3396 or call 386-462-0026 9-
TEACHER ASSISTANT needed for JEWISH
DAY SCHOOL. 8:30-1pm. Must have experi-
ence w/children. Call 376-1508 x 110 for
more information. 9-6-3-14
SPIN CYCLE hiring energetic outgoing bicy-
cle enthusiast. Part time experienced sales,
customer service, etc.. Drop off resume @
424 W. University Ave Downtown 9-6-3-14
WANTED Honest, energetic, hard-working
individ to assist customers w/high quality
sporting goods merchandise. Min 1 yr com-
mitment. Hring for PT (20+ hours) Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1.504 NW 13th St. No calls.
SITTER for elderly lady confined to nursing
center. Someone to chat with and to keep
company. 2 evenings per week, to give fam-
ily a break. 4-9pm, Thurs & Sun. No nursing
skills needed. 9-15-10-14
Help wanted for general house & yard main-
tenance. Part-time flexible hours. Must have
cell phone & vehicle. $8/hr or higher. Call
333-2918 leave message. 9-6-3-14
Female floor help wanted. Small retail busi-
ness across from campus. Part time 18-25
hrs/wk. 375-6462 9-6-3-14
U1 Services 3
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory _& concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-7-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres lighted arena round pens -stan-
dard & oversized- exp help 12x12 stalls 1-
352-472-2627 or Iv msg @ 339-2193 Owner
on premisis 35+ yrs exp..Lessons avail.
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding Lessons/English *
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 12-7-72-15
U 11 Services
**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics 0 Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 eyerglade-eqestrian.com 12-7-72-15
GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
Jump start your job search at
AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
English as 2nd language
Reading, Composition, Conversation
Experienced educators. Reasonable fees.
Tel: 352-335-9400 9-30-27-15
Individuals or small groups.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
Stringing If anybody can string rackets low,
EZ Tennis can string them lower. Ready in
24hrs. Express stringing avail upon request.
We have more string than all local stores
combined, please stop by or call 372-2257
Why buy mart-cheap rackets? You can
upgrade at EZ Tennis & pay less. Stqk wast-
ing money. Our name is EZ and out game
is Tennis. Call them and call us. 372-2257
Rackets Tennis Racquetball Squash
Badmitton Table Tennis. Lowest prices in
town. EZ Tennis will gladly beat lower inter-
net prices. Call us at 372-2257 10-21-42-15
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
Pasture space now available. Riding rings,
round pen, large pasture, near trails.
ROCKY CREEK FARMS. 386-462-4311.
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 9/5/05.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
Car hot? Lose your cool!
Call Rick-I'm quick! RICK'S MOBILE AUTO
A/C, All Freons-oils, computer diagnosis
40 years experience 213-2665
MATH TUTOR 7 years of experience? B.S.
in Engineering, ,U.F. English/Spanish. Call
Francisco @ 352-494-8582 or 377-2526
Sliding Scale Rates. 9-8-10-15
GAINESVILLE HOME THEATER
Big screen TV, projectors, surround sound,
Install from $2300. 335-6338 9-8-5-15
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1 mil Entertainment I M II
URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
New Location Students NoAppt Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4343 Newberry Rd. #10, 373-2340
Most Il-s Accepted, Hours M-F 8am-6pm
ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
'All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8 15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
"SEVERE QRY EYE?"
New therapy being studied! If you qualify to
participate in this research you will get free
evaluation, medication, and be reimbursed
for your rime. Call Dr. Levy @ 331-2020 for
"PINK EYE?" Participate in a study to treat
bacterial conjunctivitis. Qualified participants
will bet free evaluation, medication & be
reimbursed for their time. Call Dr. Levy @
331-2020 immediately 12-7-71-16
IN Typing Services 3
SAME DAY SERVICE: Transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service. 18 yrs
exp. 24-.hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
RESUMES $25 & up.
DOUBLE-SPACED REPORTS $2.50/pg.
COVER LETTERS, ENVELOPES, ETC.
Call days/eves 256-1042; email@example.com
Anonymous HIV Antibody Testing
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 12-7-72-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW13 St.
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again '818 W. University Ave. 373-1800
Big stores cannot touch our stringing in qual-
ity and price. Please ask their clerks about
EZ Tennis. Why wait for 3-5 days on strining.
With us 1 day max! Call us at 372-2257 10-
In terms of Tennis, big stores make EZ
Tennis look good. We are lower than them
in prices faster in stringing stock better
quality rackets can explain or recommend
products to customers better. Tell your
friends about EZ Tennis. Call us at 372-2257
Tell your friends about EZ Tennis. If you have
any questions, please talk to us. Our goal,
to have the lowest prices on rackets in the
world. Please help us and your friends to
achieve this goal. Bring the lowest price u-.
find.. Call us at 372-2257 10-21-42-18
Become More Beautiful
Add years to life. Free proof: PASR, Box
312144, Atlanta Georgia 30331. 10-5-35-18
Up All Night with Someone Special?
Well, if you accidently overslept and missed
a TV class, don't worry. With Cox Digital
Video Recorder, you can record your TV
classes and watch them on your schedule
- even pause and replay live TV. Store up
to 50 hours of programs. 888-269-9693.
THE BIGGEST POSTER SALE. Biggest and
Best Selection. Choose from over 2000 dif-
ferent images. FINE ART, MUSIC, MOVIES,
MODELS, HUMOR, ANIMALS, PERSON-
ALITIES, LANDSCAPES, MOTIVATIONAL,
PHOTOGRAPHY. MOST IMAGES ONLY
$6, $7 AND $8. SEE US AT Reitz Union
Colonnade ON Monday Aug 29th thru
Friday Sept 2nd, 2005. THE HOURS ARE
9AM-5PM. THIS SALE IS SPONSORED
BY Reithz Union Arts and Crafts Center
I2 1 Connections
Must have lots of free time for rehersals
and your own travel money for the first year.
We're going on a big musical tour in about
one year. Seeking bass player & keyboard-
ist by ear. Children's music for The Learning
Castle TV show. Angelina 352-333-8588
Event Notices 3
Computer Skills Challenge I am looking for
students interested in helping produce a pilot
for a t.v. game show. The game involves
the use of computers, the internet and con-
testants. I am trying to find out if the game,
computer skills challenge, is a game that stu-
dents find interesting and would like to par-
ticipate in. The object of the game is to find
out who can use a computer and the internet
to answer questions or solve problems faster
than anyone else. A contestant might know
the answer but they must find the answer on
the internet. The questions can come from a
certain area or cover all areas. I am hoping
the computer lab will get involved and maybe
allow their computers to be used. It can
be competition among individuals, classes,
departments or different schools. Contact
Hilbert M. McDougal
12509 Running River Rd S.
Jacksonville, Fl 32225
2 I Entertainment 3
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
10 min to UFL. Private 3 acres: Sleeps 8
4BR/3.5BA, kitchen, great room, porches,
hot tub, gas grill. Ideal for family/adult cou-
ples $500/day 352-371-7922 9-21-15-21
Spring Break 2006. Travel with STS,
America's #1 Student Tour Operator to
Jamaica, Cancun, Acapulco, Bahamas and
Florida. Now hiring on-campus reps. Call for
group discounts. Information/Reservations
1-800-648-4849 or www.ststravel.com ARC
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***EUROPE $757 RT*-**
Travel planning for students. Train & cruises
also available Gator Country Travel (just off
campus) 373-1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg.
No. ST-18264 12-7-72-22
***WEST COAST $177 RT***
Tours packages & more. Los Angeles,
Seattle & more! Call for best rates. Gator
Country Travel (just off campus) 373-1992
FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-18264 -12-
***AIRFARE $157 RT***
Summer & fall specials. NYC, DC, Philly,
New Eng & more! Gator Country Travel (just
off campus) 373-1992 FL Seller of Travel
Reg. No. ST 18264 12-7-72-22
$$ Looking for single game & season tickets
- home and away. Paying top dollar. Call 877-
Loyal Gator Fan NEEDS FOOTBALL TIX
All Home/Away Games
Call 352-871-0146 9-16-16-22
Need 2 or 4 GATORSNOLS tickets for Sept
17th...Please call 864-270-1900 or email Sh
Gator Alumni: needs 2 UF vs Tenn game
tickets. Will pay top $ 1st game in. 5
years. Please call 917-744-5750 or email;
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-
(DOB 5/24/77); 5'04',
120 Ibs, Black Hair,
Alttempted First Degree Murder with
a Firearm, Shooting into an Occupied
Attempted Murder. Possession of a
controlled Substance, Possesion of
Cannabis with Intent to Sell or Deliver,
and Flee Attempt to Elude a Pollce
Call (352) 372-STOP
and Beaches daily trips.
$40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP
Relax and save. Reserve now!
GMG TRANSPORT Runways
20 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus R unw ays
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
Miami Bus Service
$40 R/T W.P Bch, Pomp, FT. L, Miami
SDepartures: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30 pm
Your roommate hasn't done the dishes in
How long?! Find a better dishwasher in the
PITT BULL PUPS
ADBA Registered.. Champion bloodlines,
various colors. Call 386-497-1329, 386-867-
0L Lost & Found
FOUND: Dog female tan & white markings -
pointer mix? on Wed 8/24 NW area 3 mi west
of 1-75 near Pine Hills Estates & Broadmoor.
Call to identify 352-332-1451 9-1-3-25
LOST: MALE JACK RUSSELL TERRIER
near university. White w/tri-color face.
Microchipped. REWARD $500. Call 352-
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 25
Young Gators rely on experience
* UF'S CORE IS MADE UP
By BRYAN JONES
The UF volleyball team
has its sights set on the num-
ber 15 as in a 15th consecu-
tive Southeastern Conference
title. But in order to achieve
its goals, the key number for
the Gators may be five.
Last year's recruiting class
was ranked No. 2 nationally
by prepvolleyball.com. The
then-freshmen group con-
sisting of Marcie Hampton,
Angie McGinnis, Kari
Klinkenborg and Kisya
Killingsworth saw extensive
playing time in what UF
coach Mary Wise described
as the "trickle down" from
the injury to opposite hitter
After taking a medical
redshirt last season, McCr-ay
will retain her sophomore
status, making the group
even stronger and deeper.
Now, all five of UF's
sophomores are starters this
season, meaning they com-
prise roughly 71 percent of
the starting lineup. That
means the team's ability to
rebound from a somewhat
disappointing season in 2004
and contend for a national
title rests, in large part, on
the shoulders of the Gators'
version of the "Fab Five."
McGinnis, last season's
SEC Freshman of the Year,
feels more confident after
getting a year under her belt.
"I'll be a lot more con-
fident because I know the
opponents and I've already
played against them," she
said. "I know the game a
little more than I did last
year. I think the team's con-
fidence as a whole will be a
lot higher than last year."
UF's senior captains,
reigning SEC- Player of the
Year Jane Collymore and
defensive specialist Rachel
Engel, fill the other two start-
Collymore said she be-
lieves the experience the
younger players gained on
the court last season and in
this spring could have a
major impact on the Gators'
ability to improve upon last
year's 28-5 record.
"I think experience is the
big difference," Collymore
said. "We were inexperi-
enced on certain levels last
year. The team as a whole
is more experienced and
three of us have competed
at international events and I
think there's nothing that can
substitute for that."
McCray said she expects
big things this season as UF's
youthful, but gifted, core
continues to develop on the
"Our expectations are
high," she said. "I feel like
our whole team knows that
we have great talent. The
players who were young and
inexperienced last year have
a year under their belt and
they're ready to play."
With UF's season opening
win against Jacksonville on
Monday night, the Gators
improved their all-time record
against the Dolphins to 13-
0. This is nothing out of the
ordinary for the Gators, who
have dominated their in-state
rivals over the course of their
history. UF is 108-20 all-time
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After Angie McGinnis (9) came to UF as part of a star-stud-
ded high school class, the sophomore is already a key ingre-
ident to the Gators.
against its Florida foes, and
they are 51-2 during the Mary
Monday's season opener
marked the freshman debut
of Gainesville native Kelsey
Bowers of Gainesville High.
Bowers played sparingly,
recording three kills and a
block assist, but she was able
to display the energy and
quickness that her coaches
have been raving about.
"What you saw in Kelsey
was some aggressive play
and her foot speed," Wise
said. "How fast she is- I
think it is going to be really
fun to watch her develop not
only over four years, but
even just this season."
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Tradition of easy opener may be tested by Wyoming
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Wyoming's pass attack is expected to give UF's revamped secondary
trouble. Jarvis Herring believes the Gators' secondary is underrated.
By ERIC ESTEBAN
Alligator Staff Writer
A favorable trend is about to
end for UF.
In past years, the Gators' first
game had traditionally led to
an easy opener to prepare for
Tennessee. While Wyoming may
not play in a strong conference,
the Cowboys' impressive finish to
2004 has the projected Mountain
West champions filled with self-
confidence for Saturday's game.
The Cowboys finished 7-5 last
year and played the role of under-
dog in a 24-21 bowl game victory
against UCLA. With 19 starters re-
turning, Wyoming was optimistic
throughout fall camp. But it's the
team's strengths and the Gators'
weaknesses that have Cowboys
coach Joe Glenn excited.
"I think [we] know we are
going into a tough place to play
against a good football team, but
at the same time we feel that after
the last game we played last year
that we have some confidence
about who we are and what we're
doing," Glenn said.
Glenn faced UF coach Urban
Meyer twice while Meyer coached
at Utah, giving Glenn a chance to
see Meyer's offense first hand.-
At the same time, Meyer is well
aware of Wyoming's weak points
and will try to exploit a suspect
"Is it an advantage? [Utah]
scored 42 on us last year so I don't
know if I'd call it an advantage,"
Glenn said. "We know the offense,
but getting it stopped is another
Wyoming will attack the
Gators' most untested group, the
secondary, with its spread-offense
aerial attack led by senior quarter-
back Corey Bramlet.
Bramlet threw for 2,409 yards
and 12. touchdowns last season
and has earned praise from
"Bramlet may be the top quar-
terback we face this fall," Meyer
said. "He's an excellent player."
"Bramlet may be the top
quarterback we face this
fall. He's an excellent
UF football coach
He may not grace the cover of
Sports Illustrated or draw serious
preseason accolades, but Bramlet's
arm will test a Gators' secondary
that is high on potential, but low
in experience. Aside from starting
cornerback Dee Webb, no other
comer on the team has ever start-
ed a game. Senior Vemell Brown
played well enough in the fall. to
earn the other starting comer spot,
but the nickel-and-dime coverage
packages remain untested.
Freshman Avery Atkins, soph-
omore Reggie Nelson and junior
Reggie Lewis have yet to register a
play in their collegiate careers and
will have to grow up quickly in
order to stop the likes of Wyoming
receiver Jovon Bouknight.
Bouknight, who finished 2004
with 63 catches for 1,075 yards
and seven touchdowns, is the
third leading active receiver in the
NCAA in career receiving yards,
However, UF starting free
safety Jarvis Herring isn't too
"I'm not worried about our sec-
ondary, and I think it's one of our
strengths," Herring said. "Nobody
knows it yet, but they'll see."
The Cowboys return a strong
secondary led by junior comer-
back Derrick Martin. Martin
finished 14th in the nation with
17 passes defended last year and
will have his hands full with the
Gators' talented receiving corps.
Wyoming's rushing offense
is hindered by injuries and the
Gators' revamped defensive
front could shine. Linebacker Earl
Everett is expected to play after
dealing with a sore neck for the
past week. He should help UF's
blitzing attack that will try to put
pressure on Bramlet.
Senior defensive end Jeremy
Mincey said UF's defensive line
unit, which Meyer recently called
the most improved position on the
team, is confident that they'll be
able to stop Wyoming's attack.
"I really feel like they are going
to come in here confident, play as
hard as they could and expect to
win," Mincey said.
But can Wyoming pull off the
"I doubt it," Mincey said with
Not just Urban legend, the Swamp Things strike fear in opponents
Just go nuts.
Or at least that's what Coach Urban
Meyer wants from you.
Meyer's message is clear to the newly
christened student section: "Go nuts. Help
us win a game and I think you can."
A new year and a new coach should
equate to a new mentality in the newly
christened the Swamp Things student sec-
tion, and that responsibility falls squarely on
you, the average student.
A long time ago in a student section far,
far away, the Swamp boasted a home-field
advantage to be reckoned with. From 1990 to
2001, the Gators lost just five games at home,
making the Swamp one of the most feared
venues in the nation. Players and coaches
had a swagger and bravado to them. No
matter whom the Gators faced each week,
opponents were genuinely scared to make
a trip to Gainesville and that was largely in
part to Steve Spurrier's dedication to mak-
ing it that way.
"You tell Coach Fulmer that the Swamp
is -going to be loud this year...as loud as
it's ever been," said Spurrier prior to the
Tennessee game in 1997.
Honestly, there's no reason why the stu-
dent section can't be crazy like it once was.
While students were mired in the hell-on-
earth that was the Zookster, that time has
come and gone and it's time to make some
Here are some guidelines to follow to
make the Swamp Things one of the rowdiest
sections in the nation:
Wear your Swamp. Thing shirts. No one
likes rocking the cut off tee to showcase the
gun show more than I
do. Nobody. But when
I went to Knoxville
last year, I noted how
the disciples of Jed.
Eric Esteban Clampett all wore the
Tenacious E same orange nation
t-shirt in the student
firstname.lastname@example.org Between the
section. Between the
moonshine and constant hollering of Rocky
Top, it was a hopping hootenanny Skoal
-It's all about the defense. The second an
opposing team quarterback lines up under
center, don't be alarmed by the drunken fool
screaming at the top of his lungs, for he is on.
the right track. A solid portion of the Swamp
belongs to students, so be sure to make noise
when the time is right. Hell, go down right
"Howard Dean" on anyone close to you to
show your passion for Gators football.
-Mr. 2-Bits reigns supreme. Women want
him and men want to be him. Eighty-three
years young, George Edmondson burst out
of retirement several years ago in order to
keep the crowd going. While rumors have
it that he's preparing a special harness to
dangle off the comers of the Swamp with
his patented whistle and laminated sign,
Edmondson truly rules with an. iron fist
when it comes to game days.
It's time to reclaim your stadium. If
there's one thing I know, it's that Meyer
and this team will do everything possible to
bring the noise back to the Swamp. So just
-keep that mentality...it's the Swamp, where
only Gators get out alive.
* Freshman Megan Kerns, who led
the Gators with a goal and assist
in the soccer team's season open-
ing win against Drake, will miss
4-6 weeks with meniscal damage.
I1984: Miami defeats UF in Tampa 17-i0.
After tying LSU the next week, UF wouldn't
lose another game, finishing the season
9-1-1. UF may have had a shot at a national
title, but the Gators were on probation.
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drove home to help his family after Hurricane Katrina.
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The Gators may have escaped the
path of a hurricane so far this year, but
that doesn't mean UF isn't willing to
help the cause.
UP announced Wednesday that it
would donate $75,000 of its Pay-Per-
View revenue from the. Wyoming
game to the American 'Red Cross in
order to aid victims of Hurricane
"The effects of Hurricane Katrina
are nothing short of tragic and we
know. there is a tremendous need
for assistance," UF athletics director
Jeremy Foley said. "Floridians en-
dured four hurricanes last year and
understand the amount of work the
affected areas have in front of them.
Our thoughts- and prayers are with
those who have been so severely
impacted by this devastating hur-
One UF player took the news
of Katrina personally. Senior safety
Deshawn Carter finally heard from
his family Wednesday morning after
not knowing if Katrina affected the
Carter is from Hammond, La.,
which is about 30 minutes away from
Fortunately, it was mostly good
news for Carter.
"Basically everything is fine," he
said. "There's no flooding. A lot of
trees are blown down, a lot of power
lines. The power went out, so that's
why they weren't able to contact me."
Carter said his family's shed was
damaged, but the house was fine.
He said at one point he called UF
coach Urban Meyer and told him he
was going to drive home to make sure
his family was all right, but he didn't
because he wouldn't have gotten that
That left him watching TV like
"The effects of Hurricane
Katrina are nothing short of
tragic and.we know there is
a tremendous need for as-
UF athletics director
"It's been horrible," Carter said.
"The only thing I could do was watch
the news and hope and pray for all
families and make sure I don't see my
family on there."
KICKERS CONFIDENT: Meyer
wouldn't name a starting tailback,
backup quarterback or kicker
He said the starting, kicker would
be a game-time decision.
The kicking competition is between
junior walk-ons Eric Nappy and-Chris
Hetland. Freshman Jonathan Phillips
was also in the mix but he failed to
"We've been kicking really well,
but neither one of us has really came
out and been perfect," Hetland said.
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Both Hetland and Nappy said they
have been kicking well in streaks.
They said they'd each have three or
four good days, then they'd nriss an
easy kick and the other would pull
ahead for the starting job.
Regardless, they remained confi-
"I'm not worried about either one
of us right now," Nappy said. "Not
to diss the other guys, but v. defi-
nitely the two most capable to handle
AND THE WINNER IS: Meyer
will receive his. national Coach of
the Year award tonight, given by
the Fiesta Bowl, the.Football Writers
Association of America and the Eddie
Last year Meyer led Utah to an un-
defeated season. The Utes became the
first non-BCS school to participate in a
BCS bowl game, crushing Pittsburgh
"Honestly I wish [I had received
the award] sometime last year be-
cause that's old news," Meyer said.
"I'm very appreciative of it, especially
it being the Eddie Robinson award."
THIS AND 'THAT: Defensive.
tackle Javier Estopinan pulled a
muscle and-was wearing a boot dur-
ing Wednesday's practice. Meyer said
he won't be ready this weekend but
may return in time for Louisiana Tech
the following Saturday. Linebacker
Earl Everett returned to contact drills
Wednesday and will be ready to play
Saturday, Meyer said.
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UF icon Spurrier debuts with new team tonight
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The world's largest tug-of-war
will be held in Florida living rooms
For the first time in three years,
Steve Spurrier Gainesville's
Golden Boy and UF's 01' Ball
Coach will coach college foot-
ball. For the first time in 16 years,
Spurrier will coach a college foot-
ball team besides the Gators. At
7:30 p.m. EDT, Spurrier leads UF
conference rival South Carolina
against Central Florida. Tune in
and grab a snack. But for whom
will you cheer?
"I'll watch the game and root
for Coach Spurrier every day of
the week until the one day he
plays Florida," said ex-UF receiver
Chris Doering, who played under
Spurrier from 1992-95. "I'm a Gator
and I have no split allegiance when
it comes to that. The University of
Florida is my school and I hope
they pound South Carolina when
they play them."
You'll have a more difficult time
convincing today's Gators to sup-
port Spurrier. When asked what
interest they would have in the
game, most players said they will
watch mainly because the game is
the season's first.
"It doesn't really matter if Steve
Spurrier is there or not," wide re-
ceiver Dallas Baker said. "I can't
say that I have deep feelings for
him '*om a coaching standpoint,
but I respect him because of the
things he accomplished."
Redshirt senior center Mike
Degory, one of the few remain-
ing players recruited by Spurrier,
could care less.
"It's great to have him back in
college football, but Coach Meyer's
our coach, and it was a long time
ago when Coach Spurrier did
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watch? I don't know. I have a game
to focus on this week."
The best way to describe local
sentiments about the man who
resurrected a dormant UF program.
is guarded curiosity. Or perhaps
Rooting for Spurrier may be
easier tonight when the Gamecocks
face a non-conference opponent. In a
few weeks, however, South Carolina
morphs into a virtual enemy for
Gator Nation. Even UF athletics di-
rector Jeremy Foley, who calls him-
self a fan and friend of Spurrier, ad-
mits he won't be chummy-chummy
with Spurrier once that happens.
"Do I call Phil Fulmer during
the season? Obviously [Spurrier's]
the coach of one of our opponents,"
Foley said. "We'll be watching him
with interest but we're compet-
ing with .him now. That doesn't
mean we don't shake hands or we
wouldn't have a beer together, but
we're competitors right now and
that's just the way it is."
Foley found himself at the center
of a national Spurrier saga toward
the end of the 2004 season. After
former coach Ron Zook was fired
during the season, fans and media
began speculating that Spurrier
would consider a return to the
Swamp. Instead, Foley hired Utah
coach Urban Meyer.. And in the
end, it seems like the odyssey's out-
come satisfied both UF and South
"If I went back there, I'd be do-
ing something I'd already done,"
More fun, or more gun?
For now, at least for one day,
all eyes are focused on the lead
Gamecock. Can Spurrier overcome
12 arrests of former or current play-
ers? Will the Cock-n-Fire work in a
more athletic and offensively-wary
Southeastern Conference? Can
Spurrier win more games than he
"I hope we play like winners
play," Spurrier said. "Don't beat
yourself. Don't do the careless
things that cause you to lose. We're
going to try our best to accomplish
those goals as we go through the
Despite South Carolina's semi-
depleted team mostly composed
of players recruited by former coach
Lou Holtz UCF could be in trou-
ble. The Golden Knights finished
last season 0-11 and have lost their
previous 15 games.
"I think for games like this, there
are no big speeches needed," UCF
coach George O'Leary said. "If you
have any blood in your system,
you're going to be ready to play."
Though Spurrier will be favored
in his first game back, his long-term
project is a treacherous one. South
Carolina has won just three bowl
games and has only recorded one
10-win season (1984) in its .his-
tory. Its only conference title of any
sort occurred in 1969, when the
Gamecocks played in the Atlantic
UF legend still lives
No matter what he does, or
doesn't do, no matter how he flops
- or resurrects South Carolina's
place in the SEC no honest man
can deny Spurrier's lore at UF.
He quarterbacked the -Gators
from 1964 to 1966, winning the
Hesiman Trophy in '66 after vol-
unteering to kick the game-win-
ning field goal against Auburn. He
returned to UF as a quarterbacks'
coach and of course in 1990,
when he finished his first season
as UF's head coach with the SEC's
best record. The Gators would win
their first six conference titles under
Spurrieri Gainesville would never
be the same.
"He used to say, 'You can't take
rings away from me,'" Foley re-
called. "And when I first got here
people could only dream about the
type of program that he built. Back
then all anybody wanted to do was
win one SEC championship, and he
"They didn't talk about national
championships until he got here. He
raised the bar and he created what
Florida football is all about. No one
will ever forget about him. Ever."
The Associated Press contributed
to this report.
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