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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 24


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005


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By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

In a potential violation of Student Government election
codes, houses on fraternity row have large advertisements
draped over their walls supporting and stating authoriza-
tion by The Gator Party.
SG election codes dictate that "posters may not exceed
352 square inches," about 19 inches by 19 inches. Several of
the displays on fraternity houses span entire floors.
All the banners read that they are paid political advertise-
ments of Gator Party Treasurer Brian Seel. The codes require
that the person named on the banner authorize "the creation
of, disbursement of, or payment for" that banner.
But Seel said he had nothing to do with the displays.
Campaign material also needs the authorization of
Supervisor of Elections Daniel Maland, who said he never
approved the banners.
Maland contends that the banners are not "posters" and
are therefore not subject to the 352-square-inch requirement.
This defense jars with Maland's statements at an Aug. 31
meeting with party officials, during which he reviewed the
election codes with them and warned of penalties ranging
from restricted campaigning to disqualification.
"Watch what you do; be careful what you do," he said at
the time. "Ignorance is no longer an excuse."
During the meeting, Maland said Fraternity Row is con-
sidered off campus because Greek organizations bought the
land from UF in the 1990s.
Thus, it is not under the ju-
risdiction of SG statutes.
The Office of Greek
Life and University Police
refuted this argument
Monday. When asked again
about the advertisements,
Maland said he would ask
the houses' occupants to
Students can vote at any take down any signs that
of the following locations: violated codes.
In a later phone inter-
Residence Halls: view, he again asserted
Beaty Towers the advertisements were
Broward exempt from statutory re-
Murphree strictions, arguing that the
Springs displays are not posters.
Merriam-Webster Online
Other Sites: Dictionary defines a poster
Computer Science as "a bill or placard for post-
Engineering CIRCA Lab ing often in a public place."
Reitz Union- Maland filed the first
Smathers Library East official election complaint
Norman Hall Monday against Impact can-
Levin College of Law didate Victor Bard, running
Southwest Recreation Center for the Broward-area seat.
Founders' Gallery at Shands
Veterinary Medicine Building SEE ELECTION, PAGE 5


Though tail-
back DeShawn
Wynn has been
seeing the bulk
of UF's carries,
he has not estab-
lished himself
as the Gators'
primary back.
See story, pg. 14.


Kim Klement/ Alligator
Downtown dancing
Jacare Brazil exhibits Brazilian music and dance at the fourth annual Downtown Latino Festival. The
festival, held by the Chamber of Hispanic Affairs, featured several free musical performances Saturday
afternoon.





Hurricanes spur energy advisory


* CONSERVATION NOW CAN
LOWER FUTURE BILLS.

By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Gainesville Regional Utilities is urg-
ing students and residents to conserve
electricity.
"We already have a shortage of
natural gas due to Hurricane Katrina,
and Hurricane Rita further reduced the
amount available," GRU spokesman
Dan Jesse said.
Many oil refineries and platforms
along the Gulf Coast have been shut
down because of the recent hurricanes.
"If people don't cut back, prices will


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continue to rise in the future," Jesse
said. "What they do now affects prices
later."
GRU suggests students and resi-
dents turn up the thermostat setting,
turn off lights and fans when leaving a
room, close curtains and blinds to keep
out the heat, and lim-
Around it washer, drier and
Gainesville dishwasher use.
"If the use of elec-
tricity stays down,
we won't have to worry about the
shortages because we'll just keep the
coal [generators] running," Jesse said.
Natural gas fuels GRU's generators
after its coal generators are running at
capacity. During high-demand periods
such as hot afternoons, the natural-gas
generators are used.


* Human Rights
Awareness on
Campus won a
$10,000 grant in
May. Four months
later, the group has
yet to see a dime
of it.
See story, pg. 4.


Turn to pg.
6 for a special
announcement,
addressing the
controversy
surrounding an
editorial cartoon
published in the
Alligator.


Some students plan to follow GRU's
suggestions.
UF student Carmen Bustillo said
she and her three roommates are go-
ing to turn off lights and the television
when they are not being used.
"We're doing this for everybody's
sake," Bustillo said. "The more people
that do it, the less likely prices will go
up for all of us."
But many students do not plan to
alter their habits unless there are huge
electricity rate increases.
UF accounting major Josh Wiseman
said he still plans on using his hot tub
and television the same amount.
"I don't pay for that stuff anyway,"
he said. "My parents do."
The advisory was released Friday
and was renewed Monday.


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Fugitive sex offender caught
A convicted sex offender
who fled Gainesville while on
probation was arrested in North
Carolina, according to the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Edgar Baughn Bird, 43, re-
moved his monitoring device last
Monday and eluded police until-
Thursday, when he was arrested
by U.S. Marshals at a makeshift
tattoo parlor in Sanford.
Bird's criminal history includes
robbery and child molestation, ac-
cording to police reports.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Study-abroad programs send students into new waters


By TIM HUSSIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students looking to earn credits
overseas: Your ship may be call-
ing.
The Study Abroad Fair, this
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on the Reitz Union Colonnade, of-
fers students the chance to learn
far from home.
For. Erika Short, a 65-day trip
across the globe with the Semester
at Sea study abroad
Student program was the ex-
Life perience of a lifetime.
Freezing cold in
the middle of June,
she awoke at midnight to see the
sun disappear below the Icelandic
horizon.
"It was beautiful the sun set-
ting over the ocean," said Short, an
industrial and systems engineer-
ing major. "I got used to getting
up early and sitting on the back
of the ship to watch the sun rise or
set. I won't be able to do that many
more times in my life."
Among the many study abroad
summer programs available,
Semester at Sea took 500 students,
including two from UF, to eight
different countries in northern
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- nothing else," Short said.
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as research assignments, home-
work and discussions.
They also had the opportunity
to do programs in the countries
themselves, mixing academics
and culture, creating a real-world
learning environment.
The field programs in Short's
classes took her to a Caterpillar,
Inc. machinery fabrication plant in
Russia and a shipyard in Poland.
"It's a pretty hands-on ap-
proach to learning," she said.
Susanne Hill, the International
Center's study abroad coordinator,
said students get a global under-
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as Semester at Sea.
"They get a different perspec-
tive after they have experienced
how the program has widened
their horizons," Hill said.
The International Center at UF
awards $75,000 a year in scholar-
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she said.
From seeing a rainbow while
mountain hiking in Ireland to
climbing the Eiffef Tower in Paris,
Gordon said she had many unique
experiences that will stay with her.
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STUDENT LIFE

Group strikes out on grant


By ANGELA CASTELLANOS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Human Rights Awareness on Campus
won a $10,000 grant in May. Four months
later, the group has yet to see a dime of it.
The Darfur Activism Award, provided
by the Reebok Human Rights Foundation
and mtvU, was awarded to. the best start-
up student organization focusing on raising
awareness of the genocide in Darfur. To
receive the money, however, the winning or-
ganization had-to be a federally registered,
501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
After only a month of existence, the
group was barely a student organization
- let alone a tax-exempt, nonprofit one
- when its president, Nikolas Wolfe, en-
tered the contest on a whim in April 2005.
When the 501(c)(3) status became an issue
in receiving the grant, the group consulted
Student Legal Services but without success,
Treasurer Rochelle Meddoff said.
"They simply told us we were not large
enough or established enough to handle the
responsibility," she said.
Wolfe paid about $200 of his own money
to gain the group's certification as a Florida
nonprofit organization and to show inten-
tion of gaining 501(c)(3) status. The group
hoped this would mean the grant money
would be released.
However, Reebok still insists on federal
registration, which involves a 52-hour appli-
cation process followed by an eight-month
application review.


But that may change after Student Sen.
Ramone Looby directed the group to the
Student Government business manager last
week, who promised to help with the grant.
"In the 20 minutes I spent with him, I was
able to get more done than I hid in the past
six months," Meddoff said.
"They (Student Legal Services)
simply told us we were not large
enough or established enough to
handle the responsibility."
Rochelle Meddoff
Human Rights Awareness treasurer

SG is researching options for the orga-
nizati6n, helping it get the most amount of
grant money in the least amount of time,
Meddoff said.
One option is finding a religious group to
agree to be the organization's fiscal sponsor
and take the check on their behalf.
Without this help, she said, the group
may not have seen the money until
September 2006.
Because the-organization began in March
2005, it has yet to receive funding from SG.
"We do everything out-of-pocket at this
point," Meddoff said.
The 1,300.1etters concerning the genocide
in Darfur have since grown to around 4,000
handwritten letters from students. and fac-
ulty, and- the group now has 416 people on
its listserv.


LGBT-ally frat in works


By DIANA MAZZELLA
Alligator Writer
dmazzella@alligator.org

A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
der co-ed fraternity is in the planning
stages at UF.
Organizer and UF sophomore Davier
Rodriguez said he wanted to join a frater-
nity but thought one that supported the
LGBT community was needed at UF.
LGBT organizations exist on campus,
but he thought they didn't have the broth-
erhood and closeness of a fraternity.
Established fraternities that welcome
LGBT members still may make them feel
like they are a minority in the group, he
said.
Aftersixmonths of research, Rodriguez
is holding meetings to determine the type
of fraternity that could form.
He originally planned to create a men-
only fraternity that supports the LGBT
community, which would mirror already
existing chapters in the nation.
But after an LGBT assembly two
weeks ago, women expressed interest.
If Rodriguez was to create a co-ed fra-
ternity supporting the LGBT community,
it would be more complicated because no
such organizations currently exist, he said.
If he sees interest in a co-ed fraternity, a
new national organization would have to


be formed, which could take five years.
Before the fraternity can be created,
Rodriguez would need to find out how
many people would join.
Having both an LGBT fraternity and a
sorority is another option, he said.
UF junior Chris Harper said he was
interested in being a part of a fraternity
like the one Rodriguez is trying to create
because he liked the idea of brotherhood.
He thought being in a fraterni-
Greek ty would give him more social
Life opportunities.
Rodriguez said he expects
positive and negative responses.
"There will be a lot of opposition in
the beginning," he said. "Several fraterni-
ties on campus.. .have rejected members
because they are LGBT," he said.
The response from the LGBT com-
munity will decide if this fraternity comes
into being, he said. He has heard a posi-
tive response from at least 25 people.
Gator Gay-Straight Alliance member
Jonathan Keane said although he is not
interested in joining a fraternity some
people he knows might want to join one.
"I think it could be very popular with
the right people in it," he said.
Being a part of the LGBT community
would not be required to join the fraterni-
ty, which would also be a haven for thdse
who want to learn about the community.


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Container policy


remains the same

COMMISSIONERS URGE PRUDENT ENFORCEMENT.

By KIMBERLY GOUZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Gainesville City Commission did not amend the contro-
versial open-container policy Monday after discussing the strides
that police have made in protecting local residents.
Commissioner Warren Nielsen described the gameday envi-
ronment in years prior to the crackdown on the open container
policy.
"I would see fights. I would see blood. I would see people'
acting in code violation," Nielsen said. "I can still close my eyes
and see people sitting on the curb bleeding from the altercations
taking place."
Nielsen said the penalty for an open container of alcohol
should be strict enough that it cannot be ignored but added that
it is within the police department's discre-
Gainesville City tion to limit the number of fans who are
S- Commission arrested.
:, O "We have to make sure that when people
come to Gainesville that they ... are treated
with dignity and respect," he said.
Commissioner Jack Donovan proposed that signs warning
of the open-container law be posted along University Avenue,
if feasible.
Nielsen said that periodic discussion of the open-container
law is prudent, and the commission would continue to adjust its
position if needed.
I "This is an important tune-up, and.we need to do'it."
It is unfortunate that a "few jerks" are causing problems that
stain the whole community, Commissioner Ed Braddy said.
Student Government Lobby Coordinator Thomas Philpot said
the discussion provoked by the arrests of Tennessee fans at the
Sept. 17 home football game will affect police interpretation of
the law.
"Even if the law hasn't changed on paper, I think that a clear
message has come out of this discussion," Philpot said. "I think
you'll see more of a.move toward evaluation of the policy on a
case-by-case basis."


Andrea Morales / Alligator
Sigma Chi Fraternity displays a large banner supporting The Gator Party during election week.

Supervisor files complaint against Impact


ELECTION, from page 1


Maland said an assistant saw Bard campaigning
door-to-door in Broward, which election codes forbid,
and gave him a warning.
When Bard was caught a second time, Maland
said, a complaint was filed against him. His hearing
will take place tonight at 9 p.m.
"None of this ever happened," Bard said of
Maland's account. He said he .delivered a stack of
Impact T-shirts to supporters who had requested
them. "I was always escorted by the people who
wanted me on that floor."
Bard said he was never spoken to by anyone bhut


his Resident Assistant on the second floor, who told
him that if he was door-to-door campaigning, he
should stop.
Impact spokesman Adam Roberts said in a phone
interview that the fourth-floor Broward RA who re-
ported the complaint is a member of the Tau Kappa
Epsilon Fraternity. The Gator Party candidate for the
Broward seat is a Tau Kappa Epsilon pledge.
Generally, party leaders said they have been keep-
ing each other in check rather than filing complaints.
For example, Impact President Thomas Jardon
said he saw a Gator Party banner on the SG-funded
poles in the Plaza of the Americas.
He called Maland, and Gator Party members took
the banner down within 11 minutes, Jardon said.


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6, ALLIGATOR I TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005

Editorial


Vote today

Unlike Impact, Gator's

platform is not feasible
I|he Editorial Board has weighed in on this week's Student
| Government election.
Now it's your turn.
We didn't want to use this space to talk about something that
would distract you from voting today and Wednesday. That job
goes to the columnists.
One more time, we want to make our position clear.
We support the Impact Party. We would marry the Impact
Party. We might even be convinced to have 12 children with the
Impact Party.
But today we're going to focus on The Gator Party, just to
amuse ourselves and take up space.
However, before the fun, we want you to get all the facts
straight on how to go about this voting thing.
There are 12 on-campus voting locations. Everything will
be done on computer. For the first time, you can vote at any
of these locations, which will include Turlington Hall, the Reitz
Union and Library East, and not be tied down to one precinct.
Apparently, this has given SG officials a reason to eliminate
three polling places. It's probably because they couldn't steal
enough computers from campus.
Seriously, why didn't they just let students-vote on their
home computers? That is apparently too economical and easy.
Don't be tricked when you enter the Union. Voting is on the
third floor. It is not on the first. Hopefully there will be signs, but
you never know with these sneaky SG people.
You might have to go through a booby trap filled with
sharp objects and torture devices, all bought with your tuition
money.
Don't be deterred. However, you should to bring a wooden
stake and silver bullets as safety precautions.
Now that you've been primed for the quest before you, we
shall turn to why this all shouldn't end in a vote for Gator.
First off, they'll never implement true onlin ng. All
they talk about is how dangerous it would be to enable voting
through GatorLink accounts.
A big argument is that this would lead to block'voting, or
one person entering the votes for a group of people. Gator also
argues that if you could vote on any computer, someone could
stand behind you.
Then we guess absentee ballots should be outlawed too.
Furthermore, if we can pay our tuition, sign up for classes
and look up our financial aid through the system, we can cer-
tainly vote with it.
But these points have all been made before.
The issues Gator is fighting for are perhaps even more trou-
bling in their infeasibility.
Officials want to dose sections of University Avenue for foot-
ball games. This is a city issue. If SG represents only the small
section of campus that votes, we can't see Gator convincing the
city that traffic should increase just because some people want
to walk in the street.
Gator also wants to "increase movement toward" getting
"green" buses. We don't even know what this means. Are Gator
candidates going to symbolically walk toward a green bus? It's
just so vague and confusing.
If they mean that they'll try to fund that huge project, then
that's just a little ridiculous.
But the most frightening Gator platform issue is their prom-
ise of biweekly lunches with SG officials.
This is an issue of mercy. More bureaucratic meetings are the
last thing on our minds. Not even free food can draw us to such
torture.
Of course, we probably wouldn't be invited.


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Alligator will take steps to improve trust


When we print Andy Marlette's cartoons, as with
every time we decide to print someone else's
opinion in the Alligator, our motives are genuine.
I don't believe I've ever seen Marlette fail to make his.
points. In any event, people are entitled to their opinions,
which are the keystones of American life.
But sometimes, good intentions lead us where we don't
expect to go. We did not foresee the hurt and offense many
would feel on the basis of a single word, or a single opin-
ion, or a series of opinions.
Our critics are correct: we must always take responsi-
bility for our actions.
There are those who remember a time, more than I
ever could, when racially sensitive statements would have
been silenced, dominated and tinged with violence.
To those who felt real pain upon viewing these car-
toons, I apologize.
But the cartoon has stirred up so many feelings, I can-
not regret that all this has happened.
The controversy proves that our community has polar-
ized on the discussion of'race-sensitive issues so much, it
interferes with constructive cooperation and continuing
dialogue. Talk in some places has devolved into raw hate
and a whole lot of empty rhetoric.
The Alligator certainly is not innocent in this course of
events. As a source of news and opinions for the entire
campus, we must be committed to inform from the most
educated positions we can have.
We plan to set an example for the university by keeping
these issues in the spotlight, now that they are exposed.
We have taken some of the first steps, with the help of
administrators and campus groups, and I invite everyone
to suggest ways the Alligator can make this a learning
experience for all.
First, we must take steps beyond the typical open houses
and speeches in reporting classes to encourage fresh, di-
verse voices to speak with the Alligator.


We're reopening our doors.
Apply as a writer or an edito-
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have a significant say in what the
national UF community reads on
a daily basis.
Mike Gimignani Let this also be an invitation for
Editorial Notebook comments from anyone who has
mgimignani@alligator.org held back opinions in the past, or
who sees wrongs- being commit-
ted in our community.
-The Alligator's job is to expose injustice for the benefit
of everyone. We try very hard right now to do this; but
we must try even harder in future, and for that we need
your help.
I am confident the changes we make to our approach
will lead to widespread discussion and growth among
students, faculty and staff.
On the other hand, I know Marlette wouldn't agree to
change his opinions for sensitivity reasons. In fact, there
are many readers, not separated by race, gender or status,
who consider it wrong for us to temper anyone's opinion
for the benefit of anyone else.
I wish there were a simple truth I could deliver
which will satisfy all angles of this debate, but it's not
the Alligator's job to tell anyone what to say or how to.
say it.
As a newspaper editor, I can tell you that censorship
of any kind is dangerous to everybody. Remember that
many cases of genocide and oppression started in censors'
hands.
I remember an Alligator columnist who two years ago,
after another cartoon drew ire from campus groups, put
the paper's dilemma in perspective: "When free speech
goes, the first people to suffer are minorities."
That sage advice came from Marlette himself.
Mike Gimignani is editor of the Alligator.


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

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 7


Column

Focus needs to return to Iraq


I'm going to be insensitive. In fact, I'm
probably an absolute jerk.
But it's time we get our minds and
the national media to turn away a little
from the hurricanes and return to the fact that
we're in a war with no end in sight.
Don't get me wrong: The victims of Katrina
and Rita have all my sympathy. I'm not saying
we shouldn't continue our donations, but it's
time to split our focus.
The anti-war movement should build
momentum now that our nation has had
the chance to see the bumbling response to
Katrina. It's been four years since Sept. 11,
2001, and our Department of Homeland
Security is still so inadequately prepared that
we don't even need an international terrorist
to show the lack of real plans to real disasters.
And who's to say that the same thing hasn't
been happening in Iraq? Bush has shown that
unless the public and media continue to view
his policies under microscopic scrutiny, things
fall apart faster than a Hollywood romance.
And how have things been faring in Iraq?
The latest debacle features the Iraqi constitu-
tion, which will go to a referendum Oct. 15.
The constitution is anything but secular,,
enshrining Islam as the official state -religion
and stating that no law can be passed which,
contradicts the rules of Islam. Didn't hear


Amy Eisinger any mention of women?
Left Out That's because the con-
letters@alligator.org stitution leaves out any
statement of their rights
entirely. We should be ashamed that the occu-
pying multi-national forces that helped draft
this constitution allowed these pseudo-repre-
sentations of democracy to slide.
But not all focus on the war has been lost.
Last weekend, anti-war rallies were held in the
United States and in London. At least 100,000
citizens gathered in Washington. In London,
10,000 protesters took to the streets Saturday,
topping the number of troops Britain has sta-
tioned in Iraq by 1,500.
Why aren't these stories still making head-
lines across the nation? Have Americans and
media alike become bored with a seemingly
pointless war?
Try talking "boredom" to the- families of
the 1,900 members of the U.S. Armed Forces
whose lives have been lost since the war be-
gan. This war remains just as serious as ever,
and our lack of attention won't make it disap-
pear like a bad dream at the break of dawn.
If we want to see a stop anytime soon, it's
going to have to come from an informed and
outraged public.
Amy Eisinger is an English and classics junior.
Her column appears on Tuesday.


-Letters to the Editor
Air show wastes fuel in gas crisis
I would like to thank the federal
government and the U.S. Navy for yet
another act of irresponsibility.
We are being told to cut back
on fuel usage and only drive when
necessary. Gasoline prices went up
because yet another hurricane was
threatening our Gulf Coast on the
same day oil prices dropped $2 a bar-
rel. Yet the Blue Angels can afford to
burn thousands of dollars' worth of
aviation fuel that our tax dollars pay
for, while select individuals and local
government profit from the parking
and $15 admission fee.
Thank you, U.S. Navy, for lead-
ing the way in the government's
conservation policy while our fuel
prices continue to soar and the U.S.
Government does nothing to curb the
price increases.
I guess conservation is only for the
private sector, not the government.
John D. Kotsay
Gainesville resident



One kind act reveals Impact's
true commitment to UF students
When I first got to Gainesville, all
I could think about was football and
wild parties. Little did I know how
serious Student Government is at UF.
The other day while walking
through Turlington Plaza, I noticed
many people from both the Gator and
Impact parties. At first I had no due


who these people were, and my gut
instinct was to avoid them. When I
walked past the tower, I dropped sev-
eral dozen loose note cards I was car-
rying to class. It was pretty windy that
day, and after a night of sleep depriva-
tion, I was just about ready to have a
breakdown right then and there.
But just as the cards fell across
the pavement, someone in a red
shirt from the plaza across the street
pointed at me and yelled something
out loud to the others. While I reacted
to the scream with a sigh of confusion,
half a dozen red shirts sprinted across
the street, one almost getting hit by
a moving car, and they descended
around me to pick up my note cards.
I didn't know what to say. I was
caught off guard by their kindness. I
figured they'd start to butter me up,
but no one did.
So I asked them about their party.
I'm no expert on SG and probably
never will be, but one thing I know for
sure is that if these Impact kids would
sprint more than a hundred feet to the
rescue of just one student, one student
who may not have voted for them
or voted at all, then you just have to
cut across all the red tape and all the
rhetoric. It's not about who promises
you the biggest things or who pledges
to work the most hours. What counts
is who's ready to help you in the here
and now with no strings attached.
I'm voting Impact, and I hope you
will too.
George Bunker
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svc, Screen porch, w/d hookups, $1475/rent
1741 NW 6th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 9-30-28-2

3/2 PARTY HOUSEAVAILABLE
NOW. 904-710-3050
9-30-28-2

HOME OR OFFICE
3 and 1.5 NW area Close to banks, busi-
nesses and shopping centers. Central Ht and
A/C. Private driveway and space for parking.
Call 352-375-6754. No section 8. 9-30-27-2


907 NW 11th Ave.
4BR/2.5BA, wood floors, W/D, spacious inte-
rior, large yard. $1200/mo
Campus Realty 692-3800 10-6-30-2

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, UF & 1-75 332-5070 12-
7-71-2

4/3 & 3/2 HOUSES Walking distance to UF.
Newly remodeled. W/D, .carport and huge
yard. Call 352-283-2828. 9-30-26-2


NW 39th Ave. Nice 2BR/2BA Gated patio,
trees. $510-$525., Extra large 2BR/2BA+
loft. With Laminate wood pattern floor good.
architecture, good neighborhood convenient
$610-$6250 Call 373-8310. 9-27-22-2


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I For Rent
unfurnished

NEAR LAW SCHOOL 3/1, $1200/mo. 1st,
last, sec. Pref grad student. No pets, W/D
hook up, DW, wood flrs, cent A/C, gas heat,
"trees. Call Tom >8pm or wkd 954-529-4031
10-10-25-2

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 1st Avenue
Located right behind the Florida. Book Store
Plenty of FREE PARKING

FREE Apartment and Housing
Locator Service

Call 352-376-4493 or visit
www.TheLeasingConnection.com
9-30-25-2

LUXURY 1BRJIBA 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


SEPT FREE! 1BR Great value!
Only $449/mos $150 Deposit
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
THE WOODS 0 375-3077
9-30-20-2

S1st MONTH FREE! 2BR 2.5BA
TH in Kensington South, high
Ceilings, dining room, washer/dryer, pool-
$850/rent 3901 SW 20th Ave #105
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com
9-30-19-2


O 1 For Rent
S unfurnished

Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath with study
$750/mo wood floors yard service
316 N.W. 20th Ave. Green Tree Realty, Inc.
Barbara 317-4392. 10-3-20-2

Melrose Bay furnished 3 bedroom 2 bath
2200 sq. overlooks Lake Sante Fe
$2400/mo Seminole Ridge Rd. Green Tree
Realty, Inc. Liz 258-2437. 10-3-20-2

Downtown Alachua 3 bedroom 2 bath large
home $895/mo, garage,
Green Tree Realty, Inc. Barbara 317-4392
10-3-20-2

Cute 1 bedroom 1 bath with study, new ap-
pliances $495/mo 304 N.W. 19th Ave. yard
service, Green Tree Realty, Inc. Barbara
317-4392. 10-3-20-2

Nice home 3BR/2BA
Central AC, tile floors, carport, fenced yard,
W/D hookup. 328 SE 70th Street. $870/mo.
Pets neg. Sec. alarm. Avail immed 316-1637
9-30-17-2

Near Campus Large 1 BR/1 BA $450/Mo
1 BR/1 BA Historic Area $325/Mo
4BR/2BA 1 Acre Lot $1100/Mo
Pear Tree Realty, Inc.
Realtor 335-3802 10-10-20-2

4BR/2BA Double Carport, 2200 sq. ft. ter-
razo/ tile and carpet floors, inside laundry
room, large. fully equipped kitchen, near
schools, churches, & shopping. $1200/mo
3708 NW 16th Ave. 352-376-2547 9-30-14-2


1 BR/1 BA Condo
Close to UF. New appliances. Call 352-213-
3943 9-27-10-2

New 1430 sq. ft. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Master suite. Pool, hi- spd. internet, security
system. New appliances. Near UF. $1000/
mo. Call 954-755-1728, 561-912-6223 9-
27-10-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

3BRs for rent in a 4BR/2BA. $250/mo each.
Off Williston Rd. Contact Jen 352-495-8068
or 407-947-9748 or Denise 407-509-4574
9-27-10-2

Efficiency apt. in quiet NW, perfect for prof
or grad student, $395, includes all utilities
& cable, avail Nov. 1 377-1868 6-8 PM 9-
30-12-2.

Casa Blanca West townhouse, 1000 sq. ft.
2BR/1.5BA, screened rm, W/D, pool, 2 bus
routes, avail Aug. $650/mo Call 352-359-
2594 9-28-10-2

1 BR w/ pvt gated courtyard
Small quiet complex located at 3320 SW
23rd St. Starting at $395/mo. Pets arranged.
Call 377-2150. Please leave a message;
9-29-10-2

3BR/2BA newly renovated condo. Close
to the mall. No pets. Smoke-free environ-
ment. $1000/mo + deposit. Call 336-6421
9-29-10-2

SPECIAL REDUCED
3/1 1 Block to UF
1227 SW 4th Ave.
Remodeled, central heat/AC, wood floors,
clean. $975 Call 352-514-5060 9-30-10-2

3BR/Pvt BA. Available 1/1/06. 6-12 month
lease. Perfect for grad/intl. students.
Sparkling. Furn/unfurn. Large home in
Kirkwood. $400-$500 +util. 352-375-6996 or
352-284-0979 10-7-15-2


La Mancha Apts.
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases within
walking distance. of UF! Swimming pool,
laundry facilities, private parking, Make your
life easier today! Short term leases avail-
able! Call Campus -Realty today 692-3800
10-17-20-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

CLOSE TO CAMPUS
Available now!
2BR/1BAApt. $475
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 12-7-64-2

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. $950/
mo. 305-297-4827 10-18-15-2

1st MONTH FREE
BRADISSEN PLACE Brand new construc-
tion. Large 2BR/2BA condo. W/D, patio area.
Close to Archer Rd. & UF. $725/mo. On UF
bus route. 317-5060 or 332-0841 10-4-10-2

DUPLEX 2BR/1BA. New tile, new carpet,
new paint, cent AC/heat, W/D hk up. Walk/
bike to UF. 408-NW 5th Ave. Unit A. $750/mo
+ utils. 1st/last & sec. www.gatorpads.com
284-0316 or 281-0733 10-5-10-2

Rent With Us Today,
Buy With Us Tomorrow!





Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
,www.BosshardtPM.com
Ask About Our Lucrative
Tenant Rewards Program!
2BR/2BA Haile Condo $900/mo
2BR/1BA Near UF $475/mo
3BR/2BA Duckpond $795/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
12-7-50-2

Female 1 room in 3BR/3BA @ Univesity
Glades, 2 bus rts, W/D, internet, 24hr gym,
can do short term lease, + free desk! $400/
mo all inclusive OBO email izard83@ufl.edu
or call 386-299-1547 10-5-10-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

HISTORIC APARTMENTS Ceiling fans,
hardwood floors, high ceilings, some w/
fireplaces. SE historic district. Firsts last,
security. 2BR & 2BR w/study $600-$800/mo.
NO dogs please 378-3704 10-20-20-2"

1BR/1BA. No lease, on bus line, quiet neigh-
borhood, next to park, fresh carpet & paint.
No pets. $385/mo + $385 security Call 374-
7175 9-29-5-2

1 Room available in a beautiful & r,,n
house. Comes w/wood firs, pool, workout
room, W/D, dsl, maid & great roommates.
Call Justin 336-1271 10-14-16-2


CAMPUS REALTY
Great homes for rent in the UF area!
352-692-3800
www.campusrealty.org/rentals
10-5-10-2

IN-HOUSE HOUSING DIRECTOR
for UF Fraternity. Not paid. Free room &
board. Need to fill position ASAP. Call 305-
338-2006 9-28-3-2

1 MO FREE w/indiv lease OXFORD TERR.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA- $425 mo.
DSL, W/D, FURN AVAILABLE
Lv message 904-838-7587 10-7-10-2

2BR/1.5BATownhouse in Mill Run. $700/mo;
W/D hookups, pool and private balcony.
Hardwood floors + ceramic tile. Extra stor-
age. On bus line. Call Kenny 352-316-2168
10-10-10-2

*Large affordable apartments*
2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH w/W/D. No pet restrictions!
Pool, Gym, B-ball, Tennis, Racquetball, UF
parking. Available Jan 2006 @ (352) 332-
7401 12-7-49-2


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REDUCED RENT!
2/2 $6301mo NO DEPOSIT! Very clean,
great.,floorplanl 34th/Archer Rd. area.
Available nowl Call 772-453-3053 9-29-
5-3

1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA W/D unit Utilities
included. Free cable + internet $400.00/mo
obo. Jan 2006 thru July 2006 Call Lauren @
850-324-3394 10-10-10-3

1BR in 4BR/2BA w/ 3 nice girls $350/month
or %got. Start lease 12-18 of Jan. Univ.
Commons. Close to campus. Call Danielle
262-909-2132 10-3-5-3


U Roommates -

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
'Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-7-72-4

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

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 apena13@ufl.edu
9-30-32-4

COUNTRYSIDE CONDO. 4BR4BA: 1BR/
1BA avail now. Ethernet, util ihcl. 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-
26-4

Looking for female for 1 BR/BA in 3 BR/3BA
Apt at Rockwood Villas. Hi-spd internet &
cabl4.On UF busline. All utils. incl. for $500/
mo Rent. 407-970-0720 or 407-421-3121.
9-27-10-4

1 Male roommate needed. Serious student
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
10-14-20-4

** 3BR/2.5BA Roomate needed in Cricket
Club. Allergy-free environment, covered
parking available, on bus rt. Incl. clubhouse,
pool, gym, laundry in gated community, $450/
mo incl. utils. Jodi 494-0405 10-10-15-4

Rockwood Villas 1BR/1BA Avail in 3/3
Condo. $400/mo +utils. Close to campus
& on bus route. Call Karly at 352-514-1617
Leave msg. 10-4-10-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near Library. downtown. $285-$360/mo +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 10-3-10-4

Beautiful home in tress on quiet street near
UF. Quiet for study. Gourmet kitchen, fire-
place, hi-spd DSL internet, cable TV, W/D,
cent A/C, large yard, cats welcome. $340+
utils. 352-271-8711 .10-3-10-4

Rooms. $75-$85 P/W utilities color tv max
cab. w/m on bus r/t. 3 mi from Univ Ave +
Main St. But rent + utility. (negotiable) for one
day work. 376-0384 for all info. 10-4-10-4
Roonimate needed: 1BR, private bath.
House on 441 just outside Gville. Rent $250
plus half cable & utilities. Porch, garage, gat-
ed community. Females only. Pets allowed.
Call Sara 352-359-0839 9-27-5-4

DUCKPOND AREA: 1BR in 3BR house
w/living & dining rm, kitchen, garage, front
& backyards. $300/mo + util. 352-256-3800
9-28-5-4

1/1 AVAILABLE
in NEW 2/2.5 townhouse. Everything new +
W/D. $430/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 352-870-2506
or email apt4rent06@yahoo.com 9-28-5-4


Roommate needed for 3BR/2BA apt in SW
20th Ave now. $300 + 1/3 util. On UF busline.
Hi-spd inet, pool &TV cable. Free UF parking.
Call 219-7309, probook2003@yahoo.com
10-5-10-4
M/F Roommate for unfurnished room in 4BR/
4BA condo. W/D, DW, full kitchen, pool, bus
line, close to UF. $325 + shared util. Available
now. John 786-436-1657 10-5-10-4
Student roommates wanted to share newly
remodeled 4BR/3BA 2200 sq ft house.
DirecTV, wireless network, parking, lawn svc,
security, near UF on bus line. $375/mo ttils
incl. Call Chris 283-3464 10-6-10-4
1BR available now. 5 min to UF. Free dig
cable, $300/mo + 1/3 util.Female or male
non-smoker. 352-332-2234, 352-514-1441
10-6-10-4
Room in spacious 3BR/2BA home. 3 blocks
from NW 43rd St. & 16th Ave. near SFCC &
UF. W/D, hi spd inet. Rob 494-2565. $300/
mo + utils. 10-13-15-4
Rooms for rent: Large, 'clean house. Close
to campus. High speed and cable. Large
yard. Two car garage and porch area. Rent
$425. For more info call Tre at 352-328-8878
9-29-3-4
1 Bdrm w/bath available in 2BR apt. 307 SW
16th Ave. $305/mo+1/2 utilities. Call Adam at
219-2433 10-3-5-4 -


Real Estate

Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
C(LASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
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-
JACKSON SQUARE .
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
TIRED OF RENTING?
I can help you find a house or condo
in the UF area. Call Brett Wherry -
at 352-412-8662
Century 21 Classic Properties 352-331-2100
10-14-30-5
JUST BUILT 4B/4B LUXURY CONDO
NEAR SORORITY ROW-2 BLKS FROM UF
ALLAPPLIANCES GREAT INVSTMT OPP
PRVT OWNER-MUST SELL-$265K
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 904-838-7587
10-7-10-5


t^ Furnishings ..

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
352-377-9846 12-7-72-6
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 12-7-72-6


CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $185 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-7-72-6
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $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
12-7-72-6
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. .Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
7-72-6
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332 9899

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 Single sets $39 *King
sets $99 0 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
12-7-72-6
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 *queen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
12-7-72-6
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
12-7-81-6 .
**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
Brian 12-7-72-6
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
12-7-72-6
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
12-7-72-6
Dinette Set $125 Brand New. 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333

Sofa $225 Brand New! Loveseat- $170 Still
-ir package, never used. Can Del. 376-1600
12-7-72-6
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.
264-9799 12-7-72-6

DIAL-A-WASHER
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.
12-7-72-6


BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12- new, still in plasticwith warranty. Can deliver.
7-72-6 $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.
12-7-72-6
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
12-7-72-6
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
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
12-7-72-6

FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 12-7-59-6

Used Appliances
Washers/Dryers, Refrigerators & Stoves
$125 each (352)378-4578 10-12-20-6

PVC PATIO SET
6 pieces, fair condition, white & green flow-
ers. $150. 352-374-8451 9-28-5-6


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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-
7-72-7

Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075.12-7-72-7

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working .
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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12-7-69-7

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Service on all PC MAC and Networks. 1204
NW 13th St, Ste #10. 352-337-2500 12-7-
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We offer Flat Rates as low as $25 for minor
onsite repair. Unbeatable prices. No hourly
charges ever. www.computersunited.net
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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
stbre. 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.
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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
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SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 12-7-72-9
YIKES BIKES
Used hot abused. From basic transportation
to highend stuff. All styles. Great prices. 5
blocks from UF in College Park. 870-8693
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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-72-10
ANTHOLOGY
by Bob Brackin
containing
"Gainesville Stories"
www.bobbrackin.com 11-18-60-10
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW.13'th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10
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SALTWATER REEF TANK
$750 obo Micah 359-4873 9-8-5-10


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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
I HONDAS, CHEWVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
Motorcycles, MopeuS For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
72-12


** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-7-72-11
*Swamp Cycles* 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
www.swampcycles.com
12-7-72-11
***SOLANO CYCLE***
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.
12-7-88-11
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th 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
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Get your U.M X-speed 50 Scooters; only
scooter with a 3 year parts & labor warranty.
RPM Motorcycles, Inc. 518 SE 2nd St,
Gainesville 377-6974
9-28-15-11

Suzuki Katana 600cc 1999
19k mi. Runs great, good cond. Black $3300
407-590-6184 9-27-5-11

YAMAHA 2003 SCOOTER
Cream and Black Vino. Plus helmet. 710
miles. Almost new. $1250. Call 352-336-
3675 9-28-4-11

Autos

*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sel lTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-7-72-12
**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
Call Ray 352-284-8619
12-7-72-12
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-7-72-12


MAZDA PROTEGE 5 Sporty Hatchback
Wagon 2002, automatic, 50,800 miles, great
condition, 2L, A/C, CD, AM/FM, front air
bags, alloy wheels, yellow w/black interior,
large cargo space. $8995 Tel 352-219-0236
9-28-10-12

1997 ISUZU RODEO
126k, $2800. Call 359-8499 9-27-3-12

MAZDA MIATA'97
New paint & top, 77k miles, AC, 6CD, runs
great. $6450/OBO. Call 352-472-5310 or
dobingod@hotmail.com 9-29-5-12

1988 HONDA CIVIC WAGON
Runs good, AC, AM/FM/Cassette, blue, 4
door, stick shift $600. Call 371-6900 9-30-
4-12

GREAT STUDENT CAR!
1993 Toyota Corolla, 145k
AM/FM/CD, 30-35MPG, new tires,
'no repairs needed, $1,200 Call Chris 514-
5735 10-4-5-12


Wanted


LOCAL ARTIST, NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 12-7-72-13

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
9-30-53-13

Blind lady needs health majors interested
in walking at lease three times a week. Call
352-219-6948. Thanks. 9-30-53-13


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

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-7-72-14

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-7-72-14


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CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tap: 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $200. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 12-7-72"-14
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
7-72-14
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Butd1ess/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 12-7-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
7-72-14
BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-72-14
SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
12-7-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
12-7-72-14
Mortgage lender has immediate positions
avail for college students. No exp req. $8/hr
+ bonus, flex hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F
at 1900 SW 34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above
credit union) 12-7-72-14 .
Would you like to be your own boss, work
your own hours, and make unlimited -in-
come? Start your own AVON business for'
just $10. Call Emma @ 352-871-4489 or
e-mail avonbyemma@hotmail.com. 12-7-
72-14
Internet Marketing Specialist Detail oriented
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
10-31-66-14
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

-DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. All to start
today! 378-3312 10-4-30-14
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
www.GatorHospitalityJobs.com I
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 -'
MOVERS WANTED. Need driver's license.
Apply in person at 505 NW 53rd Ave. At
GATOR MOVING & STORAGE. Mon-Fri
9-30-28-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on. Surveys.
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CASH!!
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
makgvit! 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.
12-7-72-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Earn between $10-$20/hr!.
Gatufood.com
Flexible Schedule, Great Opportunity.
For info contact Meghan 379-3663 10-10-
32-14

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
Mon-Fri 9:30am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
3 eves 6-9 pm + 2 weekend shifts
or
Sat 12pm-6pm + Sun 2pm-8pm
Must work winter break
12-7-71-14


Lg Property Management Co Now Hiring
PT & FT Leasing Agent (Sales) & FT
Asst Manager openings. Great team, train-
ing, bonuses. Fax res, cover & avail sched
to 376-6269 or hr@trimarkproperties.com
12-7-71-14

COOKS NEEDED
Fill out app: GatorHospitalityJobs.com.
Receive offers from over 100 restaurants &
hotels. Also needed: delivery drivers, manag-.
ers & housekeeppers. 9-30-25-14

VIRTUALLY CUBAN
Now hiring servers & prep cooks. Experience
& Spanish speaking a plus. FT apply in per-
son M-F 2-5pm. 2409 SW 13th Street 336-
4127 10-10-30-14

Attention Smokers!
Earn about $61hr. 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 ext 297 12-7-68-14

Finance company needing office assistant
& collections associate. Young, progessive
company w/ advancement & bonuses. 25
hrs/wk. Start immediately. Fax resume to
352-378-4156.10-31-41-14

Call center needs telephone agents for all
shifts 24 hours. 1830 NE 2nd St. Apply in
person M-F 9am-4pm. 12-7-66-14

PT & FT GROUNDS & EXT MAINT
Pickup & care of bldg & grounds. Great mgmt
team, benefits, training. Must have auto. Fax
res, avail sched to 376-6269
hr@trimarkproperties.com 12-7-63-14

Female smokers, thin, feminine who
enjoy smoking socially needed for confi-
dential phone interview. Selected callers
earn $50. Leave name and number, your
call will be returned. 661-255-3940 10-
10-21-14

Attention Smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to participate
in a smoking cessation study. If interested
Se-mail the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic.
ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com or call 328-
4944-9-3-15-14

HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS
Earn up to $12-14/hr:
Call California Chicken Grill 378-2442
12-7-59-14

YMCA Get paid to play!
Do you like to work with children? The YMCA
is now accepting applications for
Afterschool counselors. Multiple locations
throughout Gainesville. Need to be
available from approx. 1pm-6pm. Apply in
person at 5201 NW 34th St. Immediate
Openings 9-30-14-14


INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE!
Get paid after FREE training classes
Exciting new multimedia grade booster!
Bright, enterprising -All majors/years
email now happygrades@bellsouth.net
9-24-8-14

NURSING STUDENTS/CNA's
Private care of elder in rehab & private home.
Call 352-332-0394 for appt. & interview.
Flexible hrs. & favorable salary. 9-27-10-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$10-15/hour DRIVERS
INSIDERS
$35-$50/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com 12-
7-65-14

Responsible student wanted for babysitting
in my home. Approx 3-4 afternoons per
week. References necessary. Please call
222-1532 for questions. 9-27-10-14


Marketing Internship: Leading mobile soft-
ware company is looking for energetic and
hard working individuals for a marketing
internship. The position will include market
research, as well as promotional material
development. Interested candidates please
send your resume to jobs@usbmis.com 9-
28-10-14


Do you want to work at an airport? Apply to-
day at University Air Center or call 335-4681.
Night shift and customer service positions
available immediately. 9-28-10-14

HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring. ,Cash
paid daily. Drivers & inside workers needed.
Flexible schedule. Full & part time avil. Apply
in person at any Gainesville location. 9-28-
10-14

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program
in Linguistics is looking for people to par-
ticipate in a listening experiment. You can
earn $10/hour by participating in a study
of the perception .of speech sounds from
foreign languages. If you are interested in
participating, please contact Jenna Silver
(jenlsilver@yahoo.com) 9-28-10-14

FT asst Mgr/FT or PT Leasing Agt. Great
customer Svcs skills. Able to handle busy
env. Some Sats req'd. Apply at 1902 SW
42nd Way or fax resume to 352-375-4434
Ventura Apts. 9-28-10-14

CUSTOMER SERVICE FT
Reps and Mgrs.
Will Train.
FAX 815-301-8667
careers@bytheplanet.com 9-28-10-14

HORSE FARM Barn chores in exchange for
living accommodations. Silver Ridge Stables,
Micanopy. 361-1454. 9-29-10-14

NOW HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS
PT/FT Nights & Weekends.
Apply at any Pizza Hut
$12-$14 an hour. 9-30-11-14

FOOD SERVICE JOBS
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus is hiring! Positions start at $7.30 an
hour. Full and part time positions available,
no experience needed. Flex hours and a
great working environment. Apply at Gator
Dining Services, B73 Reitz Union, Museum
Rd or online at www.gatordining.com 9-29-
10-14

Classic -Fare Catering, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for banquet staff super-
visiors. Flexible hours, competitive pay and a
great work environment. No experience nec-
essary, we will train. Apply in person and the
Classic Fare Catering Office located on the
first floor of the Reitz Union or apply online at
www.gatordining.com 9-29-10-14

GREAT PAY FOR PEOPLE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers'
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availabil-
ity) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6)
shifts available. 15-40hrs. your choice. Great
work environment. Apply in person. 7404
NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 10-7-15-14


BLIMP GROUND CREW
MUST be willing to travel full time.
Have no criminal background,
Have clean driving record and be drug-free.
Also see CAREER BUILDER Key word
Blimp Ground Crew or call Steve Adams
407-363-77771 9-30-10-14

KARATE INSTRUCTOR
to teach @ Gainesville's Premier Facility
352-331-3557 9-30-10-14

*EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE*
Needs part-time help, fleible weekday hours,
plus 2-3 Saturdays per month. Please bring
in a resume to 2020 NW 6th St.
10-10-15-14
Research Associate
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
(AGTC), a development-stage biotech com-
pany dedicated to developing Adeno-associ-
ated virus (AAV) based gene therapies for the
treatment of acquired and inherited genetic
diseases, is seeking a full-time Research
Associate. The Research Associate will be
responsible for upstream process develop-
ment of adherent and suspension cell culture
and viral vector production, scaling to bio-
reactors, downstream unit operations, and
process monitoring, control, and automation.
Requirements: -BSc or MS in chemical en-
gineering, biochemical engineering, micro-
biology, or. related discipline with 2-5 years
(for BSc) or 0-2 years (for MS) of relevant
experience. The successful candidate will
be a highly motivated, self-starter able to
work with minimal supervision on multiple
tasks within the context of a face-paced,
multi-disciplinary team. Extensive hands
on experience with bioreactor cell culture
and/or viral production required. Familiarity
with process monitoring and control software
and interfacing process equipment is highly
desirable.
AGTC offers .competitive salaries based
on experience, with a full range of benefits.
EOE. AGTC maintains a drug free work- -
place. Please send CV or resume to: Dr.
David Knop, Applied Genetic Technologies
Corporation, 12085 Research Drive, Suite
144, Alachua, FL 32615; via facsimile (386)
462-0875, Attn. Dr. David Knop, AGTC; or e-
mail to: dknop@biotech.ufl.org. 9-27-5-14

MARIO & LUIGI'S PIZZA
Now hiring flyer distributors $7.50/hr; Drivers
$10-12/hr; Pizzamakers $7/hr. Apply at 3458
W. University Ave. Call 376-6433 or 871-
3368 9-27-5-14

SICK OF YOUR JOB?
Get paid what you're worth while working for
yourself. Take control! Calf 1-800-626-0669.
www.endgamenow.com 10-4-10-14
PT help wanted 15-25/hr/wk. The Village
Market & Coffee Shop located in Haile
Village Center. Apply within. 380-0111
Directions only. 10-4-10-14

WAREHOUSE MGR F/T
SHIPPING CLERKS F/T
For major internet retailer.
FAX 815-301-9667
careers@bytheplanet.com 9-27-5-14

CASHIER/CUSTOMER SERVICE
Self-motivated & energetic. PT evenings at
the mail. 6-9 Mon-Sat. Call Shannon 284-
2959 9-27-5-14

SALES CLERK
$6.50/hr part time..Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 9-27-5-14


HOUSEKEEPER WANTED.
Students for part time cleaning. 8-11 hrs
per week. $10 hour. 339-1761 after 7p. 9-
27-5-14

IVEY'S GRILL needs part-time dishwasher/
prep cooks Fri, Sat & Sun 7:30am to 5pm
AND Thurs, Fri & Sat 4pm to 11pm. Apply
in person @ 3303 W. University Ave. Closed
Monday. 9-27-5-14

COURIERS NEEDED
FTIPT. Seeking: positive attitude, reliabe,
responsible, organized drivers. Need valid,
clean license, commit to 2(+) semesters/
6mos. We provide: company cars, cell
phones, flexible schedules, networking
opportunities w/area's most prestigious
firms. Fax resume: 378-1594, attention, Ed
Simmons. 9-27-5-14


Advanced Technologies & Testing Lab is
seeking applications for Full/Part Time
Office Assistant and Lab Technician/
Chemist. Please email your resume to
attl@bellsouth.net or fax to 352-378-0322
9-28-5-14

PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person. Windmeadows Apt. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP. 10-7-12-14

Customer Service Sales Stock
Apply in person 7100 W. University Ave.
10-5-10-14

MAUI TERIYAKI
Now hiring PT/FT COOKS & CASHIERS.
Apply in person Tower Rd. & 13th St. loca-
tions. 10-13-16-14

Nurse/Medical assistantforbusy Dermatology
office. Ideal position for health related major.
Part-time position 16-20 hrs/wk. Minimum 1-
year commitment. Experience preferred but
willing to train motivated person. Fax resume
352-332-2966 9-28-5-14

THE GATOR SHOP
*1702 W. University Ave. $6.15/hr. Retail/
warehouse work. 9-29-5-14

NANNY
needed for 3 yr ol. Mon-Fri 2:30 5:00 pm.
References req. 371-3210 please Iv mssg.
9-27-3-14 ,

PT HANDYMAN
HONEST, HARDWORKING. $7/hr. Call 377-
5555 9-28-4-14

Get Paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Now paying drivers $800-$3200 a month,
Pick up your free car key today.
www.freecarkey.com 11-8-35-14

Seeking a part-time Power Point Specialist
with a minimum of two (2) years experience
creating high-level PowerPoint presenta-
tions. Must be able to deliver superior quality
work at fast turnaround times. Must follow
our clients' format requirements. Hard-work-
ing self-starter with exceptional attention to
detail, consistency, and style. Excellent PC
knowledge and good math skills are helpful.
Experience in Marketing, and/or Advertising
is a plus. Please send resume w/cover letter
to rachaelwilkerson@adsam.com 9-29-5-14

Taco Bell (YUM...brands!)
We are the BOLD CHOICEII
Are You?
Come join us, today!
We offer:
Flexible schedules
Latenight availability .
Multiple locations
CHAMPS recognition
Pre-Teamer Rewards
FREE MEAL incentives
Career Opportunities
Customer Maniacs
HOURLY POSITIONS
AVAILABLE
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
Chris @ 2224 NW 13th St 374-4335
Christine @ 7410 Newberry Rd 332-1238
Kevin @ Reitz Union location 372-1747
10-6-10-14


CASHIER
part time. CLASSIC CAR WASH
3010 SWArcher Rd. 9-29-5-14

Make a lot of MONEY. Our personal devel-
opment course will make sure of it. Call the
EXTREME TEAM for details. 1-800-570-
0609 www.parrdoneright.com 9-29-5-14

SPIN CYCLE hiring energetic outgoing bicy-
cle enthusiast. Part time experienced sales,
customer service, etc. Drop off resume @
424 W. University Ave downtown. 9-30-6-14

IN-HOUSE HOUSING DIRECTOR
for UF Fraternity. Not paid. Free room &
board. Need to fill position ASAP. Call 305-
338-2006 9-28-3-14 ,


COOK/BROILER WANTED
Apply @ The Sovereign Restaurant, service
entrance 12 SE 2nd Ave. after 2pm. 9-28-
3-14

Part time flexible hours. Must be versatile
from mowing to cleaning to fixing. Starting
pay $6-8/hr. Leave clear telephone number
& brief message 373-1690 9-28-3-14

NOW HIRING DAYTIME SERVER. Shift is
Mon-Thurs. 10am-3pm. ALSO, SPECIAL
EVENT SERVERS AND FRIDAY NIGHT
SERVERS. Apply in person at Hillel at the
University of Florida, 2020 W. Univ. Ave.
9-30-5-14

WEB DESIGNER WANTED
Experience in HTML, PHP, SQL & Graphic
Design a must. Call Dave @ 352-870-7467
9-30-5-14

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Gainesville office expanding
Internet Researchers needed
FT 9am-6pm (M-F) PT Negotiable
Resumes@NetEnforcers.com 9-30-5-14

MARK Representatives needed. Earn up to
40% on everything you sell. Make money
while in school; buy, sell, fundraise. Be your
own boss, work flexible hours. Call Emma @-
352-871-4489 12-7-50-14

SCHOOL: Asst. Teacher & Substitute
Teachers needed. Stop by 8505 NW39 Ave.
to apply- see Millhopper.com for details.
10-3-5-14

Beautiful 1BR Cottage on Warmblood
Breeding Farm. Horse board/rent exchange
for work. Must have experience with mares
and foals. Micanopy. 591-2474 10-10-5-14


ACT NOW- TRAVEL FREE!-
Social, love to travel, itching to party
more? Be an On-Campus Spring Break
Representative for STA Travel, and rack up
FREE Travel or commission! Join us and
reap the benefits that STA Travel provides,
as the world leader in student travel! Contact
352-338-0068. 9-27-1-14




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Brian Keith

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Black Male
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185 Ibs, Black Hair,
Brown Eyes

Wanted for:
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Warrants for Possession of a
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Worthless Check

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Get a job in a rewarding and
exciting atmosphere!

Gainesville Health & Fitness Centers
are hiring for the following positions:

Receptionist
Floor Instructor
Kid's Club Attendant
Housekeeping

Deadline to fill out application
October 7, 2005

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Sports
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2005


ALLIGATOR
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Gators backs still vie for position


By ANDREW ABRAMSON and
v4 LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writers

Although DeShawn Wynn may
have become the first player in UF
history to score four touchdowns


twice in his career after accomplish-
ing the feat against Kentucky, both
head coach Urban Meyer and run-
ning backs coach Stan Drayton said
the Gators will use a committee of
running backs for now.
Despite Wynn's four-touchdown


Though tailback DeShawn Wynn has seen the bulk of UF's carries, he has yet
to establish himself as the Gators' primary back.


performance, Meyer said no running
back has raised himself to a high
enough level to justify 20 to 25 carries
a game.
Drayton said Wynn will get
the majority of the carries against
Alabama, but he hasn't made the po-
sition his own yet.
"We have a bunch of guys who
bring a lot to the table," Drayton
said.
"Right now, that is what's helping
this football team win ball games, and
we're going to play that card until
there's a guy who says 'Hey this is my
position...and you have to go through
me to get it.' Right now we have guys
working through that mentality but
we're not quite there yet."
After being buried on the bench
behind Wynn and true freshman
Kestahn Moore, Skyler Thornton
- who finished the 2004 season as
UF's No. 2 back is once again the
backup tailback, at least for now.
Meyer said Thornton handled his
demotion well, which has helped him
persevere and reclaim a spot in the
lineup.
"There are a couple ways to handle
not playing," -Meyer said. "One way
is to make phone calls and pout and
stick your lower lip out, and those
guys will continue not to play. That,
or you can be like our guy Skyler
Thornton, who, to be honest with
you, did that for a couple weeks.
Then Skyler thought, 'You know
what? This is not working. This lower
lip stuff might have worked when I
was 6 years old to get my jelly beans
or something like that, but its not get-
ting me on the field.'"
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15


UF not haunted

by 'Bama ghost

somewhere, Bear Bryant is doing tight little
360s in his coffin.
Forget the six national championships
to which Bryant led Alabama during his 24-year
tenure.
To a new generation of SEC players, the
Crimson Tide might as well trade in their el-
ephant mascot for a brontosaurus.
Forget about the 12 national and 21 SEC
championship trophies tucked inside Bryant-
Denny Stadium in
Tuscaloosa.
Talking Bama foot-
ball to a 20-something
collegiate star in this day
and age is like discussing
all-time most-influential
Bryan App bands with my associ-
App-etite ate columnist Louis
for Receptions Anastasis.
bapp@alligator.org For the record,. Louis,
The All-American Rejects
couldn't tote the Rolling
Stones' collective jock.
And so it goes with a group of Gators riding
a dangerously intoxicating four-game winning
streak.
"Alabama football, 30 or 40 years ago, was
the thing," UF center Mike Degory said. "They
have the tradition-rich program just like we
do."
That's kind of like Iraqi President Jalal
Talibani comparing himself to George
Washington.
Contrary to the beliefs of many Gators fans,
people played football before 1990.
A decade's worth of SEC titles six to be
exact and a national championship pales in
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Gators knock on wood for Leak's streak; Tartt in hunt to start at guard


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SUPERSTITIOUS GATORS: Shh.
Keep it down about quarterback
Chris Leak and his interception-
less streak.
After four games, Leak has
thrown nine touchdowns but has
yet to be picked.
Just don't mention the streak


inside UF's locker room.
Monday, a reporter asked
Meyer about whether the streak
is similar to a no-hitter in base-
ball when the players stay away
from the pitcher.
Responded Meyer: "Why
would you say that? We don't
want you here.
"I'm going to start calling you
Shelly Meyer."
Joking aside, Leak's efficiency


rating should face its hardest test
to date Saturday when he squares
away against Alabama and its
soft zone coverage.
Still, one can't help but won-
der: Is it possible for a quarter-
back to go an entire season with-
out throwing an interception?
Said center Mike Degory after
knocking on the wood of a po-
dium: "We'd like to try."


THIS AND THAT: UF has announced


that the Oct.


Tartt


8 homecoming
game against
Mississippi
State will kick-
off at 12:30 p.m.
Meyer loved
what he saw
from offensive
lineman Jim
Tartt when he


Washington against Kentucky.
Despite the fact that Washington's
hyperextended elbow has healed,
Meyer will wait until after this
week's Bloody Tuesday to an-
nounce which combination of
Tartt, Washington and Drew
Miller will start at the guard
positions.


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comparison to what Alabama has accomplished. I don't care if
it did happen before the creation of the forward pass.
Steve Spurrier might be a god in Gainesville, but Bryant was
the Zeus of all pigskin.
In Degory's defense, though, he's actually the most prag-
matic Gator to .speak at the team's weekly press conference
Monday. He actually showed reverence for the Tide.
Defensive end Jeremy Mincey, not so much.
Mincey, a Statesboro, Ga., native, knows all about Alabama-
style football.
"Smash-mouth," Mincey said.
Still, Mincey spouts the kind of hubris unheard of since the


days of Achilles, or at least the Fun-N-Gun. Considering the
win against Tennessee, Mincey likes UF's chances on Saturday.
"We were a couple mistakes from beating the crap out of
them," said Mincey of the Volunteers. And since "Tennessee
has more talent than Alabama on both .sides of the ball,"
Mincey claims the Tide "shouldn't be a big problem."
It seems that for Mincey, the swagger Zooked into exile for
three years has returned.
"I think so. I honestly think so," said Mincey of whether UF
has regained its swagger. "I just see the confidence when we go
to practice. There's confidence everywhere. From the snapper
. to the kick-returning position, everybody is confident of what
they are doing, and it's starting to grow more and more." .
It's funny what one half of perfection against Kentucky can
do to a team's confidence.
Ever the realist, however, Degory isn't about to bust out his


pimp walk.
As one of few holdovers from the closest thing to a Gators
dynasty, Degory knows four games don't amount to much.
"The swagger comes with a lot of walking," Degory said.
"It's coming. Obviously [a win] would help out. [We'd] have a
little hitch in our step, maybe, but not a swagger."
He knows a 'Bama team with perhaps the toughest defense
the Gators' still-unproven offense will.face this season is backed
up by an offense with the potential to put up some numbers.
He knows that the Swamp isn't the only SEC facility to host
50,000 rabid fans in a spring scrimmage.
Degory doesn't want to incite the ghost of Bear Bryant.
On second thought, neither does Mincey.
Before wrapping up his interview session Monday, the de-
fensive end offered one final disclaimer: "I love Bear Bryant,
by the way."


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Gators offense to get major test from Crimson Tide


'Bama tied for tops in SEC with 13 sacks


By ERIC ESTEBAN
Alligator Staff Writer
eesteban@alligator.org

In the days leading up to UF's season-
opener against Wyoming, Coach Urban
Me r drilled the same mantra in each
of his players heads: Put an emphasis
on preparation and it will pay off on
Saturday.
Now more than ever, the Gators must
live up to Meyer's challenge on the prac-
tice fields, preparing for arguably the most
talented .defense they will see all year
against No. 15 Alabama on Saturday.
"This is going to be a big time test,"
Meyer said. "They are experienced, and


A m


they have a lot of players back on de-
fense."
With nine starters returning from a de-
fensive unit that finished second in the na-
tion in total scoring last season, Alabama
Coach Mike Shula has the personnel to run
with UF's speedy spread offense.
The Tide's greatest strength on defense
is their secondary, which was the No. 1
pass defense in the country last year.
"I feel good about the way our corners
are playing," Shula said. "They'll be tested
more this week than any other time this
year, and we need all three of them play-
ing well."
Alabama's secondary has been on lock-
down so far this year, giving up only 144.8


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yards a game through the air.
However, with a combined opponent
record this year of 4-9, Alabama is look-
ing for credibility with each chance it gets
on the field, senior defensive end Jeremy
Mincey said.
"I think they capitalize on their oppo-
nents mistakes," Mincey said. "They take
full advantage of them."
Alabama ranked first or second .in the
Southeastern Conference in scoring, pass-
ing and total defense last year and 2005
has proven to be no different behind one
of the SEC's strongest linebacker corps.
Senior DeMeco Ryans, the Tide's top re-
turning tackler, is one of the SEC's best at
stopping the run from the strong side spot.
Ryans is quick off the edge and plays best
when used in blitzing situations.
Along with Ryans, linebackers Freddie
Roach and Juwan Simpson will be looking
to stop the Gators run.
And apparently, Simpson isn't too con-
cerned about the Gators' passing game ei-
ther, despite UF quarterback Chris Leak's
319-yard performance against Kentucky.
"I'm one of those guys I've got to see
it for myself," Simpson told the Columbus
Ledger-Enquirer. "If he goes out and de-
stroys a team, he gets my respect. But he
hasn't faced us yet."
Leak will be facing a defensive scheme
that has given problems to the spread of-
fense system in the past.
Primarily utilizing a 4-3 stock defense,
Alabama defensive coordinator Joe Kines'
use of the 3-3-5 could be the difference
maker.
"They are running the odd, three-
down front around 75 or 80 percent of the
time, and we have a history of struggling
against that mentality," Meyer said. "Out
west, that was all you saw."
The advantage to running a 3-3-5 is the
added flexibility a solid safety could bring
to a table.
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defense to adjust by preparing for the
rush, blitzing from different places or fall-
ing back to defend the pass with the extra
defensive back.
In addition to talent and a proven
scheme on defense, Alabama will hope
to rattle a UF team from which no player
has ever played a collegiate game in
Tuscaloosa.
UF has dealt with crowd noise before,

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to players of just how tough it will be to
achieve success on offense.
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best team we face so far and they probably
have the best defense we'll face," offensive
lineman Jim Tartt said. "Their secondary
will be the best we face yet."


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