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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
Growl promoters reach out to all Gators
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By BRIDGET CAREY and
Alligator Staff Writers
The first-ever Gator Growl Ticket
Chomp will swarm over -the North
Lawn of the Reitz Union this afternoon,
reminding students to buy tickets to the
nation's largest student-run pep rally this
Today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., BUZZ
100.5 FM will broadcast a special live
show offering several free Growl pro-
motional items, to get students psyched
about the rally, which stars comedians
Greg Giraldo and Wayne Brady.
"It's something that I came up with
'cause I feel like the students don't really
have an outlet to really learn about Gator
Growl," said Christopher Chase, director
of public relations for Growl.
In the past, Growl organizer Florida
Blue Key has been criticized by students
for not appealing to their interests.
"I wasn't impressed at all with last
year's show," sophomore Buck Merritt
said. "Hopefully, it will be better this
Brady, who has appeared on ABC's
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and the
Comedy Central hit "Chappelle's Show,"
and Giraldo, a renowned New York
stand-up comic, are the featured come-
dians this year because their material is
geared toward young adults.
"We're trying to showcase comedians
that students are more familiar with,"
said Sharon Connell, FBK office admin-
She added that even though not all
15,000 discounted student tickets have
sold yet, students typically wait until the
last minute to buy tickets.
"It's (Gator Chomp) something
that I came up with 'cause I
feel like the students don't
really have an outlet to really
learn about Gator Growl."
Gator Growl director of public relations
Friday night's event has more than
2,000 discounted student tickets remain-
ing as of Monday afternoon.
FBK officials said they believe this
year's Growl ticket sales will exceed last
The promotional team behind Growl
has reached out to different parts of the
community, including elementary stu-
"We want Gators of all ages to come to
the show," Chase said.
SEE GROWL, PAGE 10
Cancer center planned
* SHANDS HOPES TO BEGIN CON-
STRUCTION NEXT YEAR.
By ALEXIS LLOYD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Shands at UF announced Tuesday
plans to open a cancer hospital across
from its main facility to treat all types of
cancer patients using the latest technol-
The facility will enable Shands to see
almost 7,000 more patients per year.
"This cancer hospital is all about
the patient being able to come to one
facility where all of the cancer-care ser-
vices that patients may need surgery,
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, new
diagnostics, getting blood tests done
- can all be done in one place," said
Shands Cancer Center Director William
Stratford May Jr.
* UF safety Kyle
Jackson fails to
Brown on a 65-
catch during the
Gators' 31-3 loss
to the Crimson
See story, pg. 18.
The $250 to $300 million-cancer cen-
ter will provide 200 private rooms and
a variety of healthcare services geared
toward cancer patients, including diag-
nostic and therapeutic oncology care.
The center will create 1,000 new jobs as
The cancer center will allow Shands
to respond to the challenge of educating
The challenge "is to
On educate young physicians,
CaIpUS nurses, pharmacists and
dentists in the best environ-
ment for patients in need of care," said
Tim Goldfarb, Shands IIealthCare chief
Construction is scheduled to begin
August 2006, and the center should
open its doors to patients approximately
3 years later, depending on weather and
UPD: Campus crime down
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
Rape, burglary and car theft on cam-
pus are on the decline, according to the
University Police Department's "UF
Together for a Safe Campus" crime report.
Only liquor-law violations increased
drastically, from 132 UPD arrests in 2003 to
222 arrests in 2004.
The report also provides information
to improve student and community safety
"The crime rate has been falling in the
last 10 years or so," said UPD spokesman
Lt. Joe Sharkey. "I think it's an important
publication that we want students to be
In 2003, six rapes were reported on
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campus property, compared to the four
that were reported in 2004, according to
The number of bur-
glaries declined from 55
in 2003 to 33 in 2004, the
"The most important
thing that students can
do is protect them-
selves," Sharkey said.
Sharkey The report includes
information on crime
prevention programs and services.
The statistics are in compliance with
a federal law named the Jeanne Clery
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and
Campus Crime Statistics Act, which re-
SEE CRIME, PAGE 10
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Alternative Breaks offers opportunity for service
* A TRIP AIDING HURRICANE
RELIEF IS IN THE WORKS.
By DAPHNE CHARLES
Alligator Contributing Writer
A homeless man led Liliana
Bustamante and the other partici-
pants to the middle of nowhere. It
was a place to sleep, she said. That
night, she woke up shivering from
"My leaders kept saying,
'It's OK, one more night,'" said
Bustamante, 20, a microbiology se-
nior. "I was thinking how there are
others who don't have an endpoint,
who go through that every day."
Bustamante, membership co-
ordinator for Florida Alternative
Breaks, was recalling a FAB experi-
ence from last year.
The program allows UF students
to participate in a year-long com-
mitment to community service,
leadership and social change, ac-
cording to its Web site.
FAB Director Tyler D'Andrea
said the program also sends indi-
viduals during Spring Break on
trips of intensive community ser-
vice and reflection about service.
"We strive to get UF students
out of their bubble out of the UF
campus bubble and expose them to
social issues that are prevalent in
. our nation, that they wouldn't get
in their normal, privileged daily
lives," he said.
This year, FAB organizers are
contemplating having two inter-
national trips instead of one and
also having trips that service areas
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Student be available starting
Life Thursday at the Center
for Leadership and
Service in the Dean of Students
Office as well as on the program's
Web site, www.dso.ufl.edu/cls/fab.
The information session is Oct.
11 at 7 p.m. in AND 34, and applica-
tions are due Oct. 21. Spring Break
trips will take place March 11-19.
All the issues addressed in the.
program exist in the Gainesville
community, he said, because the fo-
cus is for participants to bring what
they learn back home.
"Overall, it's to open up stu-
dents'. eyes to the daily social
injustices our nation experiences
that you don't see in the news, you
don't read in the newspaper and
you don't experience growing up
in a privileged community or edu-
cational system," he said.
He said every trip has two lead-
ers and a maximum of 12 partici-
D'Andrea has been on three trips
thus far, he said. His first year, he
was a participant in a low-income
housing trip to Huntsville, Ala.; his
second year, he was a site leader for
an urban poverty trip to Atlanta,
Ga. For his third year, he was a site
leader for an equity and education
trip to Jackson, Miss.
On the wall of his apartment
hangs a large world map. On the left
side of the map are framed pictures
of his family. On the right side are
framed pictures of the children he
worked with on his last FAB trip.
"That was actually one of the
hardest trips to leave," he said.
On that trip, he worked in a
second-grade classroom in a low-
"At the end of the week, the
class secretly wrote me goodbye
cards and the teacher bought me a
cake," he said.
"It was so touching to me that
I meant so much to them and they
felt that I made a difference in just
that one week."
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UF holds security sessions a
By KARl M. TARR
Alligator Contributing Writer
Computer viruses cost UF almost $2 million
in lost resources in 2003, according to a study
conducted on the August attacks against its
Local and national presenters will address
issues like prevention and education at the sev-
enth annual Information Technology Security.
Awareness Day on Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the
Reitz Union Auditorium.
"You can go sit down at a booth,
type in your password and see how
quickly a hacker can guess it."
acting director of information technology,
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Anyone interested in security awareness can
attend this free event presented by security ex-
perts from the FBI, Microsoft, Cisco and McAfee.
Topics will range from hacking to forensics.
Besides the usual crowd of information-tech-
nology professionals, general users will have
,topics geared toward them, said John Polefko,
the director of information technology for the
College of Fine Arts.
"One topic this year, for example, is identity
theft, which has the potential to affect anyone,",
Eric Olson, assistant director of the Dudziak-
McClintock Business Technology Center, said
the event brings in speakers from outside UF
with new viewpoints and up-to-date informa-
tion on security risks.
"The most important thing is protecting the
data we have: student records, grades, sensitive
information. We have a responsibility to do ev-
erything reasonable to protect that information,"
Attendees can visit vendor booths set up
outside the lecture halls with demonstrations
of security software and how easily hackers can
break into security systems.
"You can go sit down at a booth, type in your
password and see how quickly a hacker can
guess it," said Dan Cromer, acting director of
information technology for the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Many information-technology professionals
agree the average person does not know how to
adequately protect themselves.
Croner, a UF graduate, said he remembers
the feeling of invincibility younger people have.
"My experience is that most students have
that feeling of 'It won't happen to me,'" Croner
said. "It's just a young person's attitude."
Event spokeswoman Julia Emko cited three
basic ways students can protect themselves.
"Have one strong password, use the current.
updates by Microsoft and install an antivirus
software program," Emko said.
McAfee is one such program available for
free to all UF students.
Olson compared using the Internet to visiting
the city of Amsterdam there is a broad lack of
understanding about the risk.
"There is a dark side, and it is important to
know what you are doing," Olson said.
One afternoon session on identity theft is
geared specifically toward students. However,
anyone can benefit from attending the event,
"Even if you are an art major, I can't think of
any job that doesn't have some use of comput-
ers," he said.
ITSA Day is free and open to the public.
No advance registration is required. For more
information, visit www.itsa.ufl.edu or call 392-
UF reaches TurningPoint
By STACEY WROBLE
Alligator Contributing Writer
What are radio-frequency waves,
That was the answer for the new, more
cost-efficient personal-response system
technology implemented at UF this Fall.
A technology first used in interactive
game shows and corporate circles has
gradually extended its market to higher
While the technology has been used
sporadically in UF classes for the past few
years, it has been adopted as the single
system throughout campus, with instal-
lation in.26 classes.
In using the TurningPoint system, a
professor accesses a PowerPoint slide
featuring a multiple-choice question
and projects the slide onto the overhead
screen. Students select their answers by
pressing the number or letter on their
individual keypads that corresponds to it,
which is then sent to a receiver via radio-
In an instant, the receiver gathers all
of the responses sent and tabulates the
results in PowerPoint.
"The TurningPoint system had the best
feature set and the slickest interface of any
of the other products we looked at," ex-
plained UF academic technologist Mark
McCallister. "It was the most well-inte-
grated product, with the most commonly
used presentation tool: PowerPoint."
Radio-frequency technology is more
efficient than infrared in its ability to
receive response signals instantaneously,
regardless of the number of signals sent.
Additionally, its installation and upkeep
require less effort on the part of UF's aca-
"With the old systems, infrared receiv-
ers had to be installed in multiple areas of
the classroom; as many as a half dozen re-
ceivers. They were difficult to deploy into
classrooms quickly," McCallister said.
To students, TurningPoint's most
appealing feature may be its business
model. TurningPoint keypads retail at an
average of $33.50.
"TurningPoint's receivers are more
expensive, but it's a one-time charge,"
geology professor and member of the
personal response selection committee
Matthew Smith said. "Once you buy the
clicker, it's yours; you can use it for as
long as you want. With [other models
we were considering] you'd pay a much
smaller up-front cost, but then have to
pay a semester fee each semester you
registered the clicker."
In the past, students enrolled in several
classes that used separate methods of per-
sonal response had to purchase different
remotes dictated by class requirements.
Those infrared receivers were sold at an
average of $20.
Andrea Morales. AlIlgator StaHt
Saving the day
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around 11:30 a.m. in an abandoned house at 14 NE 10th St. The cause
remains unknown, according to GFR spokeswoman Shauna Traub.
Fast to help Darfur survivors
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By CHERYL CLARKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Human Rights Awareness on Campus
wants the UF community's Thursday lunch
The group is asking UF students and
staff to donate the money they normally
would spend on one meal or luxury item,
such as a recreational activity, to Darfur Fast,
an event organized to help genocide survi-
vors in Darfur, Sudan.
Darfur Fast will mark the anniversary of
the first time President Bush used the word
genocide to describe the situation in Darfur,
HRAC President Nikolas Wolfe said. -
"We have to do something once we use the
word, otherwise it's null and void," he said.
The money donated at Darfur Fast will
be given to the United Nations World Food
Programme, an organization that distributes
food to refugee camps.
Students from Stanford and Brandeis
universities created Darfur Fast; which has
grown to include more than 70 universities
nationwide. With the involvement of com-
panies and individuals, the event's fundrais-
ing goal has been pushed up to $10 million,
Donation locations will be set up on
the Reitz Union Colonnade, the Broward
Hall area and Anderson Hall on Thursday.
HRAC will also table today at the Union to
distribute information about Darfur as well
as encourage students to sign pledge sheets
to get involved in Darfur Fast.
Vanessa Toolsie, a UF junior and HRAC
member, said the genocide in Darfur has
been going on for two years, and nothing
substantial has been done until now.
She said that more than
On 3.5 million people are starv-
Campus ing and 2.5 million have been
HRAC Secretary Ashley Rahing said she
wishes more UF students knew about the
genocide in Darfur.
"The fast is only for a day, but there are
hundreds of thousands of refugees who are
starving every day," she said. "If there is any
way we can help, why shouldn't we?"
Those who have been displaced now live
in camps in Darfur, where many have died
of starvation, Wolfe said. The camps have
become like concentration camps because
they're overcrowded and the refugees have
no place to go.
HRAC is a nonprofit organization that
promotes activism and raises awareness
about humanitarian issues.
For more information bout the situation
in Dartur v'.Lt -\ v.darturtast.org.
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6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
Service follows corporate
trend on campus
Telemarketers call us at home. Pornography stuffs our
e-mail. Credit-card offers overflow from our mailbox.
Now UF officials are trying to get us to give up our
one private form of communication cell phones.
A new text-messaging service is now available to students
for free through Mobile-Campus, an advertising company. The
service allows the university to send emergency messages to
students and gives student organizations a way to communi-
It's free to students and student organizations. And it's not
being forced upon anyone; students must sign up and are able
to choose which organizations' messages they want to receive.
But there are a few catches.
First of all, students must pay for the incoming text mes-
sages. Since the service has only been running for a couple of
weeks, this cost isn't likely to be exorbitant. But if the service
grows to the size it aims, it might be. more than students
Secondly, the whole thing is paid for by advertisements.
Businesses pay Mobile Campus to circulate their ads to stu-
Admittedly, only two such messages a day are allowed to
each student. Subscribers pick which companies to receive ads
from, and every advertiser is required to give rebates.
We're not saying there aren't good intentions all around
or that some students might not benefit from the service.
But this school is getting a little corporate.
The university gets millions of dollars to place Pepsi
machines on campus. Advertisements are everywhere, when
concerts come to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. And plas-
ma screens that play repeating videos now adorn the walls of
the Reitz.Union food court, thanks to Mobile Campus.
With the text-messaging service, the university will even
receive a cut of the advertising revenue.
So we guess UF's motives weren't purely emergency
Why is an academic institution beginning to rely more
heavily on the corporate world?
We hate to say it, but it's because our tuition is so low and
our government is too stingy.
Just like public high schools have taken to opening their
doors to the money of fast-food joints and snack foods,
public colleges are taking the initiative of raising the budget
through corporate inclusion.
UF President Bernie Machen wants to improve UF. That's
not going to happen with the fiscal pittance that comes
through this university's door.
Ever seen a private school with such overwhelming ad-
You won't, because those students pay tens of thousands
of dollars, and those administrations can afford to pay for
services rather than barter for them.
We're poor, and we have accept it.
Public universities are like the free software we download
from the Internet: They're cheap, so we have to deal with the
So students can sign up for the text-messaging service if
they want to help the university's plight.
As for us, we think student organizations can reach us
quickly enough through e-mail.
We can't really imagine a message from any club that is so
urgent that it can't wait for us to check our inboxes.
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Space exploration worthy of attention
Too often; the most amazing discoveries are the ones we
You're forgiven if you haven't been paying dose
attention to the Cassini-Huygens effort, a joint mission of
NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space
The spacecraft, Cassini, and the probe, Huygens, gar-
nered media attention when they launched on Oct. 15,1997.
They briefly flew back into the public eye when they arrived
at their destination, Saturn, on July 1 of last year.
On Jan. 14, the Huygens probe successfully landed on
Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
And on Sept. 24, Cassini performed fly-bys of two other
moons, Tethys and Hyperion. Remarkable photos taken
of the moons' surfaces by the spacecraft can fail to delight
only the most cynical. In a rather admirable move, NASA
has placed video of the Hyperion flyby on its Web site,
See anything on the nightly news? Read anything in your
In so many ways, we live in an extraordinary scientific
age. We're mapping the human genome and finding new
and exciting paths to curing crippling diseases. Every day
seems to bring new discoveries.
But something is missing.
Space exploration used to be the crown jewel of science,
the ultimate symbol of man's limitless capacities. But where
children once dreamed great dreams of exploring the uni-
verse, enthusiasm and childish joy have been replaced by the
coldly mechanistic cost-benefit analyses of accountants.
Yes, it's been a rough time to be a fan of space exploration.
'With the tragic loss of the shuttle Columbia and its crew in
2003, and the assorted technical issues plaguing the aging
shuttles since the disaster, it has become increasingly difficult
to find officials willing to spend billions on space travel.
But we must.
The practical benefits of exploration are many, but they
admittedly don't balance out the
But men are not accountants.
400- Men are explorers, and explorers
are not always constrained by the
strict logic of unforgiving numbers.
Andrew Bare It is curiosity that is the spark of
The Bare Truth humanity, the trait that makes us
email@example.com human. It is curiosity that drives us
to greatness and propels us along
the timeline of history.
The men and women of NASA are but personifications of
the noblest inclinations and instincts of mankind. From the
astronauts to the janitors, these are the explorers of our age.
These are our Balboas, our da Gamas.
And as those explorers faced the cynical cackling of bitter
men without curiosity and without hope, so do our modem,
heroes. We have too many who can not see beyond the black
and red inks of accounting books,. who cannot imagine the
joy of discovery and new knowledge.
We are asked, "What are the benefits of space explora-
We have a chance to know more tomorrow than we do
What is a nobler mission?
On Sept. 19, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin out-
lined a plan to return man to the moon by 2018. NASA
plans to use this as a springboard for an eventual journey
Griffin and the rest of NASA should be greeted with just
Go to the moon, go to Mars, go to Pluto and beyond. Go
and expand the very limits of our imagination.
Go. Remind us of what it means to be human.
Andrew Bare is a journalism senior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Editorial unfair to pep rally
he Editorial Board's comments in Monday's
Alligator pertaining to Gator Growl were
unfair arid didn't tell the whole story. The
Alligator is entitled to its opinion about Florida
Blue Key and Gator Growl. Regrettably, I believe
our opinions often diverge.
FBK thinks Gator Growl is a wonderful
opportunity for students to get real-world ex-
perience while upholding an 80-year tradition.
The Alligator seems to think Growl and FBK -
which are run by students should be run like
a Fortune 500 company. Unfortunately, by being
student-run, we sometimes make mistakes, as
the Alligator occasionally makes mistakes, like in
The editorial asked, "Is it a coincidence that
most senators are members of [FBK]?" The fact is
only 10 to 15 percent of senators are in FBK a
runmber that hardly constitutes "most senators."
The Alligator also stated that the "entire situ-
ation reeks of mismanagement and fiscal non-
sense." This year, FBK cut nearly $200,000 from
the Gator Growl budget to make the show more
fiscally responsible. Is this fiscal nonsense?
Additionally, the Alligator has consistently
argued that Student Government subsidizing
student tickets is wrong and a mismanagement
of funding. To put on a show the students and
alumni have come to expect, Growl costs a lot
of money. In order to have a balanced budget,
ticket prices have to be higher. This leaves two
options: We can cut the comedians, fireworks
and technical aspects of Gator Growl and charge
$5 to $10 for everyone to come see the band and
cheerleaders, or we can charge $18 to everyone
and SG can help subsidize the cost for students,
Brian Roof allowing Growl to remain
Speaking Out the best student-run pep
rally in the world. Plus,
the SG money never even touches an FBK bank
The Alligator said that most students aren't
even going to buy the subsidized tickets; as of
Friday, there were nearly 13,000 student tickets
sold, surpassing last year's total figure a week
early. Even if the last 2,000 students decide not to
attend, the SG money will never come to Growl.
Finally, the Alligator claims'that Gator Growl
has not lived up to its reputation in recent years.
The 2002 Cosby Growl had a sell-out crowd. The
show in 2003 had around 40,000 people, which
is about normal for Growl. Last year's show,
unfortunately, came after four hurricanes hitting
Florida, our football team losing to Mississippi
State and our coach being fired. It is hard to have
huge ticket sales after those circumstances.
Those who did attend still saw a great show.
FBK is not perfect when it comes to running
Gator Growl, as the Alligator is far from perfect
when it writes editorial opinions. Both are run,
however, by students who make rookie mis-
I think it is time for the Alligator to stop
throwing stones from their glass house on
University Avenue and start supporting Florida
traditions and student involvement'rather than
finding the negative in every positive. Right now
there are 500 students working around the dock
to ensure the best Growl ever.
With that: Let the Gator Growl!
Brian A. Roof is president of Florida Blue Key and
a UF law student.
Letters to the Editor
Filibuster important to balance
I believe many people (namely
Republicans) have illusions as to
the nature of our government, and
I believe they should be enlight-
The claim that a president has
the absolute right to shape our
Supreme Court is as ridiculous as
the claim that Republicans have
never filibustered or blocked a
. nominee. In fact, Republicans
blocked far more nominees dur-
ing President Clinton's terms than
Democrats have during President
Bush's. Historically, Republicans
have used the filibuster far more
' often than Democrats.
This is not a damnation of the
blocking of nominees or the use
of the filibuster. Both are impor-
tant because both exercise the
intentions of our founding fathers,
which were as much to protect the
minority from the majority as vice
versa. It is the Republicans who,
now in power, have disrespect
for the procedures of our govern-
ment (a disrespect that extends
beyond judicial nominees). It is
the absolute right of Congress to
"advise and consent." Put simply,
that means the right to say "no" to
an unqualified nominee (or a crazy
one, such as Robert Bork).
This system is called checks
and balances, for those who didn't
Cracker cartoon makes a
shameful, empty racism charge
The Alligator opinion page is
looking more like a graffiti wall
these days. Tuesday's "cracker" car-
toon was not clever or insightful in
any way. I understand that Marlette
thinks his niche is edgy satire, but
that's no excuse to abandon civility.
The cartoon did nothing but level
an empty, shameful charge of rac-
ism at the university's president. It
was almost as tasteful as Marlette's
blundering attempts to make humor
out of disaster in the immediate af-
termath of Hurricane Katrina.
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UF's Bacon wants to give namesake the sixth degree
By BRIDGET CAREY
Alligator Staff Writer
Kevin doesn't want you to know his last
Practically every time he says it, he is
But it's not all bad.
When phoning in a restaurant reservation,
he gets the best tables. And when he applies
for a job, employers never forget him.
Such is the life of Kevin Bacon.
For the UF engineering junior and student
senator, having a celebrity name is more often
a burden than a blessing.
Every time he introduces himself to some-
one, he'll hesitate to say his last name. "Hi, I'm
Kevin." A nearby friend will interrupt "His
name is Kevin BACON."
There's always a laugh.
"I know every joke that's coming," he said.
There are numerous responses, and they've
been the same since he was a kid. There hasn't
been a new quip thrown at him in years, he
"Is Kevin Bacon your favorite actor?"
"Hey, I saw you in '.Footloose!'"
"Do you have six degrees of separation
between Kevin Bacon?"
The laughs and dreaded chatter about his
name always follow.
But it's not funny for Bacon. It's his name.
"I can't see it objectively," Bacon said. "I
have nothing to laugh at. It feels like they are
Six Degrees of Kevin BacoJ74J
Kevin Bacon arenas UF in Gains'ille,
.%here Keanu Reeves was reCruted D,
Luicder in "The D,2 l'Is Advocate.'
But in "Consirtirne,' Keanu Reeves
fiusht The furce of dar ness saring Rachel
Weisz along the wa',
Rachel Welsz went on to spur Ralph
Flennes' quest through Africa in "The
Ralph Flennes will terrorize the w;3rd-
ing world as. Lord \.,ldemor in "Harr, PotTer
and the Goblet .t Fire' alongside Alan
Rickman' Professor Snape
Kevin Costner made trouble for Alan
Rlckman. the Sne nn ,-rf Notningrham. as
'Robin Hood: Prir,:e or Thieest."
in his role as .3a disriS anorne.,, Kevin
Costner dug into itre sassination of "JFK
with Hollywood's Kevin Bacon.
laughing at me."
But depending on his mood, he'll make an
effort to grin and try to be a good sport.
"I have to pretend it's still funny," he said.
The 20-year-old talks seriously about his
name. He strives to be an individual, wanting
to be remembered for more than a famous
He's been active in the Benton Engineering
Council and Student Government, and last
Spring he was elected as a student senator for
the Impact Party.
In Senate chambers every Tuesday night,
Bacon is taken seriously. He's garnered the re-
spect of the nearly 90 other SG representatives.
Bacon doesn't hesitate to speak up about a bill
and has taken part in authoring a few.
During the announcement of the SG elec-
tion winners Sept. 29 at the Orange & Brew,
with most everyone sporting either a Gator
Party or Impact Party T-shirt, Bacon stood out
from the crowd, wearing a black suede cow-
boy hat and an orange Innovate Party T-shirt
from Spring 2004.
But when he steps away from SG, it's back
to the usual quips.
When roll is called in class, professors can-,
not suppress the urge to call out his full name.
He compares the annoyance to waiting at
a red light in the middle of the night. He sits
and takes it.
"My first name is Kevin Bacon," he said.
"It's almost like I don't have a last name."
Understanding the annoyance
There are rare instances when someone
doesn't make the celebrity connection.
His girlfriend of five months, Student Sen.
Adelle Fontanet, said she didn't know who
Kevin Bacon, the actor, was when she was first
introduced to Bacon.
After they began hanging out, Fontanet
said she was surprised at Bacon's annoyed
reaction to his celebrity name.
"People think it's funny. Why don't you
think it's funny?" she would ask him.
But after seeing how his name gets laughs
three or four times a day, she understands.
"It definitely annoys him," Fontanet said.
Not a fan
The actor is a pop-culture icon for a few
reasons, but one that pops into many heads
is the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon."
The object of the game is to connect any ac-
tor to Kevin Bacon in six or fewer degrees of
Jennifte Walker Alligatoi
Student Sen. Kevin Bacon sits outside Senate chambers Tuesday night. On a daily ba-
sis, the engineering student is compared to his actor namesake and nemesis.
But Kevin Bacon, student, isn't trivia savvy.
He said he was never interested in seeing if he
could connect to a movie star.
To answer another popular question, Kevin
Bacon is not a Kevin Bacon fan. He hasn't even
As a gag gift from high school friends, he
received the soundtrack to the film. The CD is
still in its plastic wrapping.
"What am I being remembered for?" Bacon
asks. It's disconcerting to know that through-
out his life, he sticks in everyone's mind as the
guy with the same name as that actor, he said.
"That has nothing to do with who I am."
Actor or sandwich?
When learning his name, some suggest it
was a cruel joke of Bacon's parents.
But in 1985, his parents didn't think it
would be a big deal, Bacon said.
Bacon's mother wanted to name him Kevin
because it was a strong, Gaelic name meaning
"handsome one," he said. His father said he
wanted to name him Mickey. His mother won,
and he became Kevin Luke Bacon on April 19,
At the end of his high-school career, Bacon
decided he would start telling people his
name was Mickey when he got to UF. If every-
one knew him as Mickey, he thought, perhaps
he could be taken more seriously and be seen
as an individual.
But after more thought, Bacon realized that
many names are shortened into nicknames
friends give. For instance, Jennifer becomes
Jenny. Patrick becomes Pat. If his friends short-
ened Mickey, he'd be Mick. Mick Bacon.
"I was between a McDonald's sandwich
and an actor," he said. "I figured I would stay
with the actor."
No laughing matter
It's a battle Bacon will continue to fight for
years. The jokes will continue to pour in, and
Bacon will continue to prove he's more than a
famous name. He still doesn't laugh along.
"I'm not a good sport," he said.
He wishes he could feel the same excite-
ment as others do when they learn of his name
for the first time.
When the comments pour in, as expected,
he stands there with an unimpressed attitude.
and brushes it off. He has no choice.
"Hey, Kevin Bacon," they say. "I saw your
He's heard that one before, too.
"I wish people could know how unoriginal
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Author talks about
By DONNA MITRANI
Alligator Contributing Writer
Columnist Craig Crawford spoke
about the ongoing battle between
politicians and the media to about a
dozen listeners at the UF Bookstore
on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The purpose of Crawford's
lecture was to discuss his new
book, "Attack the Messenger: How
Politicians Turn. You Against the
Media," which came out this month.
Crawford wrote the 40,000-word
book in 30 days for news consum-
ers, students and people trying to
find the truth, he said.
The book was inspired by an
interview that took place in 1988 be-
tween CBS' Dan Rather and the vice
president at the time, George Bush,
In the interview, Rather wanted
to ask questions focusing on Bush's
involvement in the Iran-Contra
Affair, but the Bush campaign had
anticipated this and prompted.him
to verbally attack Rather.
The interview ended up with
Rather and Bush yelling at each
other, and the story's focus shifting
from the Iran-Contra Affair to the
pair's televised fight.
The interview marked the point
when bad relations between politi-
cians and the media escalated from
conventional warfare to nuclear
warfare, Crawford said.
"Sometimes you have to
get people angry to get
people to open up."
He said the public should al-
low the media to be rude rather
than make it an issue every time a
&reporter asks tough questions and
"Sometimes you have to get
people angry to get people to open
up," Crawford said.
He then discussed the public's
dislike of the media and said his
book includes polling data that
proves public distrust of the in-
Part of the problem is that the
media doesn't stand up for itself,
he said. Crawford cited the media's
Hurricane Katrina coverage as an
example, in which many members
of the media have been criticized for
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In-an attempt to increase student ticket sales for Growl this
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Tennis, b-ball, pool, alarm
376-4002, open wknds
call about specials 12-7-72-2
You can't go wrong with FREE
FREE Rent, FREE UF Parking FREE W/D
2BR/1.5BA townhome $669
Alarms, pets welcome, move-in today!
Spring leases Avail.
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
All the extras! Almost gone!
Call for specials 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 00** $735/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00** $695/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $695/ mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft 00*$599/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet .
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 376-2507
Its Never Too Early!
Huge 2 and 3 Beds for January!
Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok
Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
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INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOW AND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Servides
University Terrace Gainesville
University Terrace West
W/D, Pool & Utilities $300-$325/mo.
Union Properties 373-7578
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.
MTl Ed Baur
*UPPER CLASS Students*
Perfect place to study!
FREE cable w/ HBO/Show
Gated entry*Computer lab
Wireless poolside*FREE Tanning
FREE 1st MONTH 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
OCTOBER FREE! Downtown 4BR 2BA
house w/Living & family rooms, fireplace,
parquet floors, washer/dryer, $1.050/rent
1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
412 WALK TO UF OCTOBER FREE -
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
3/2 PARTY HOUSE AVAILABLE
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 1BR
1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75 332-5070 12-
NW 39th Ave. Nice 2BR/2BA Gated patio,
trees. $510-$525.0 Extra large 2BR/2BA+
loft. 1,ith Laminate wood pattern floor good
architecture, good neighborhood convenient
$610-$6250 Call 373-8310.10-5-28-2
NEAR LAW SCHOOL 3/1, $1200/mo. 1st,.
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 954-529-403T
1st MONTH FREE! 2BR 2.5BA
TH ia.Kensington South, high
Ceilings, dining room, washer/dryer, pool
'$850/rent 3901 SW 20th Ave #105
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Near Campus Large 1BR/1BA $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
BRAND NEW 1430 SQ. FT.
2BR/2.5BA townhouse. Master suite. w/
private terrace. Pool, hi-spd, i-net & sec sys
hk-ups. New appliances. Near UF off 13th
St. $995/mo. 954-755-1728, 561-912-6223
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
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
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
2BR/1 BA Apt. $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
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,
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Condo, House & Townhouse Rentals
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 386-299-1547 10-5-10-2
HISTORIC APARTMENTS Ceiling fans,
hardwood floors, high ceilings, some w/
fireplaces. SE historic district. First, last,
security. 2BR & 2BR w/study $600-$800/mo.
NO dogs please 378-3704 10-20-20-2
1 Room available in a beautiful & clean
house. Comes w/wood firs, pool, workout
room, W/D, dsl, maid & great roommates.
Call Justin 336-1271 10-14-16-2
Great homes for rent in the UF area!
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/1.5BA Townhouse 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
*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-
NEW Development NEW Construction
1.5 mi. from UF. 2BR/2.5BA. W/D incl.
Cabana & pool. Avail immediately. Contact
MaCor Realty, Inc. 352-375-8888 11-30-
1 Room in 3BR/2BA Home. w/2 professional
students. 6 blocks from campus. $350/mo.
Male or female, Pets OK. Call 258-1995
Cute 1 bedroom 1 bath, high ceilings, yard
service, washer/dryer 428 N.W. 10th Ave.
$495/mo. Green Tree Realty call Barbara
Unfur. home for rent 2 bedroom 1 bath with
study, wood floors, extra large laundry room,
yard service 316 N.W. 20th Ave. $750/mo
Green Tree Realty call Barbara 317-4392
1 BR/1BA $425/mo Walk to UF/
Shands 379-3779 10-5-5-2
Going, Going, GONE!
2BR/1BA only $675 -
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
** BRAND NEW 2/2 APTS **
Includes washer/dryer, alarm system,
contemporary cabinetry, front porch,
great bus route, SW area. Pets ok.
Call 317-8150 for details & showing. One left!
Whispering Pines like cottage in the woods.
3/2, fireplace, priv. yd., wood deck, garage,
great schools, 10 min UF, $1300/mo. Year.
lease. 1st/Last deposit. Call (321) 297-5455
GREENLEAF 2BR/ 1BA
$595/ mo + dep., Refs req'd. Central H/AC.
All appliances incl. 378-3943/331-1414. No
ADORABLE 2BR/1.5BA COTTAGE
on bus line. W/D hkups. No dogs. 2943 NW
6th St. $599/mo 215-7199 10-14-10-2
4/3 Walking distance to UF
Newly remodeled-W/D. Carport and huge
yard. Call 352-283-2828 10-31-20-2
7222 SW 45th PI. $500/mo, $500 sec dep.
No pets. 386-462-0994 10-18-10-2
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 @
1BR in 4BR/2BA w/ 3 nice girls $350/month
or negot. Start lease 12-18 of Jan. Univ.
Commons.. Close to campus. Call Danielle
Office Space available in the Executive
Center. Professional Environment. As low
$150/MO! Please call Shawn Moss at
352-505-4564 today for more information.
2BR/1.5BA Townhouse 4 blocks from
UF Utilities included. October free.
$550/mo or negot. Cell 352-562-2600,
email@example.com Oct. 2005 thru July 2006
FREE RENT Until 12/31/05. Sublease avail-
able now thru 8/06. 1BR/1BA in furn 2BR
G'ville Place Apt. $590 for all utils, cable tv,
internet. Close to UF. Great amenities incl
balcony. Call Ashley 352-213-7858. 10-
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
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. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
1 Male roommate needed. Serious student
to share 3BR/2BA house.'Located s6uth of
UF on. Williston Rd. W/D, cable, wireless
DSL, $395/mo +1/3 utils. Call 258-9116
** 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
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near Library downtown. $285-$360/mo +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 10-10-15-4
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, large yard, cats welcome, $340+
utils. 352-271-8711 10-10-15-4
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. 10-18-20-4
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
how. 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 utils
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
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
1 Bdrm w/bath available in 2BR apt. 307 SW
16th Ave. $305/mo+1/2 utilities. Call Adam at
Female roommate needed: furn 1BR/1BA
avail IMMEDIATELY in 3BRP3BA Campus
Lodge apt w/priv. bath, walk-in closet, util.
incl. $519/mo 954-829-6741 10-18-15-4
1 Female needed for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
@ Countryside. $425/mo incl. utils., cable,
internet, furnished. Avail NOW Call 727-510-
1BR w/pvt. BA
NE Gainesville. Quiet neighborhood. $300/
mo + 1/2 utils. 1,st/last/$200 security. Home
375-5377, wk 373-6066 ask for Sue!
NS Graduate student for own room and
bath in large quiet home 8 blocks north of
stadium. Share with two serious grad stu-
dents. No party animals. $525/mo includes
util, wireless, cable and W/D. 727-433-0229
** SPECIAL **
$250/Mo (Reg 300) + Util. Female for own
Rm. in 3BR/2BA House 1/2 Mi. to UF Near
Shands, on bus route. Furn, W/D, DSL. Jen
371-6228 PIs Ive msg 10-13-10-4
4BR/4BA COUNTRYSIDE APT.
Close to UF on bus rt. W/D, utils, cable w/
HBO,DSL incl. $390/rm/mo. No dep. Female
only. NS. 954-680-0918, 954-328-2021 10-
1 male roommate needed for 4/4
BRAND NEW condo by Sorority Row.
$475/mo + 1/4 util, furn, W/D,
DW, pvt bath, DSL. 3 blocks from
UF. Call Dave @ 954-821-6229 10-14-10-4
Student/young prof roommate wanted for
new 3BR/2BA house. About 15 mins to cam-
pus. Fenced yard, pets neg. $390/mo incl
satellite, internet & utils. Ready for immedi-
ate .move in. 561-346-7059 or 352-224-1607
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attractive 3BR house near NW 8th Ave,
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id, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
tio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
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isting condos & luxury condos near UF
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spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
th state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
ic Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5
TIRED OF RENTING?
I can help you find a house or condo
in the UF area. Call Brett Wherry
at 352-412-8662 ,
antury 21 Classic Properties 352-331-2100
(DOB 5115/59); 5'10",
210 Ibs, Brown Hair,
Felony Violation of Probation
Warrant for Grand Theft 3rd Degree
and 2 Counts of Sexual Offender
Fail to Report to FDLE and to the
Department of Motor Vehicles
Call (352) 372-STOP
JUST BUILT 4B/4B LUXURY CONDO
NEAR SORORITY ROW-2 BLKS FROM UF
ALL APPLIANCES GREAT INVSTMT OPP
PRVT OWNER-MUST SELL-$265K
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 904-838-7587
3BR/1BA/Den, 1314 sq ft, remodeled,
tile floors, new carpet, near Eastside HS,
$89,900. Financing avail! For appts, call Ms.
Eddie today @ 352-505-4564 office, 407-
722-4093 cell. 10-5-5-5
Beautiful 3BR/2BA Close to campus. Central
AC/H, 1700 sq. ft, new paint in/out, new
carpet & tile, separate living rm, dining rm.
& family rm, screened back porch, new
lights & plumbing fixtures. 590 NW 54th Terr.
$205,000 Call 333-9874 10-17-10-5
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
CONDO FOR SALE
2BR/2BA Updated throughout. On direct bus
route 10 mins from campus. Call 305-962-
0382 for more info. 10-11-5-5
l F 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
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. 12-7-72-6
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
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. New, in box. $160 332 9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-72-6
BEDS Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
0 Queern sets $89 0. Single sets $39 eKing
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. twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 @queen sets $149
Joking 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.
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $90 Queen $110 King $170"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets n6t 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.
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
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
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
FUTONS O BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av,
New 0 Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 12-7-59-6
Washers/Dryers,- Refrigerators & Stoves
$125 each (352)378-4578 10-12-20-6
I CO puters
a& rA4 10-f8 CA&1
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
.House/dorm 59 min response. No /.'lrig'
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 12-7-72-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
Car stereo, car alarms, mobile video, mobile
navigation, custom wheels and tires, and
automobile performance at Sound Depot &
Performance. 374-7700 sdp-alligator.com.
f Bicycles ..
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 *
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
by Bob Brackin
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10
For Sale 55 gal
SALTWATER REEF TANK
$750 obo Micah 359-4873 9-8-5-10
Size 4 white satin: Never used. Tiara, 2 piece
veil, under garment, bustier, jewelry. Perfect
dress. Mary (352)514-0799 10-12-10-10
1995 Fleetwood Southwind motor home.
Only 19k miles, 35ft, wide body. Onan
generator, hydraulic jacks, front & rear air,
-. many optional amenities. Nearly new cond.
$35,000 neg. 352-472-4174, 352-246-6314
BEER SIGNS & CLOCKS
for sale. Call Brian 494-2100 10-7-3-10
-7-67 -l otorcyC'esoes
12-7-69-7 I Motorcyclesi Mopedsl
- computer/laptop repair
- virus, spyware, hardware _.
- $10 discounts, cheapest!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980
G'ville Computer Repair
Service on all PC MAC and Networks..1204
NW 13th St, Ste #10. 352-337-2500 12-7-
I Book G4 14 inch. screen. $1000 OBO.
(352) 372-5634 10-11-8-7
722 S. Main 0 The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
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
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
*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
Scooters from- .$599. Largest selection
KYMCO, Ventd, 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.
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mI Motorcycles. Mopeds) | Wanted -Help iWanHelp Wanted j -r f WntedI ]
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11
'05 SUZUKI DL 1000
V Strom 4yr. warr. $7500/ OBO. (352) 372-
2005 RX8 SCOOTER
Low miles, alarm & remote start. $999. Call
2001 HONDA 929RR Erion
Only 4600 miles, mechanically flawless,
carbon fiber exhaust, rear fender eliminator,
new rear tire. Please call for other details.
Asking $5500 OBO. Call 386-937-2621
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not*l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
Running 8r 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-
2002 Mustang GT 5 Speed. Beautiful car.
Must sell to pay bills. Sacrifice at $10,900.
(352)372-6494 OR (904)504-7767 10-5-
White 105k mi. Needs minor work $2700
OBO. 281-3459 10-11-5-12
MAZDA MIATA '03
Silver/black, showroom condition. Only 3600
miles. $16,400 352-840-0320 Ocala. 10-
2001 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE ES
sedan automatic, A/C, green with -gray cloth,
power everything, 76k, clean, $5600 OBO
352-514-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org 10-
CHEVY CAMARO '95
V6, automatic, cold A/C, 166k miles. 2nd
owner, well maintained. Recently serviced.
Must sell. $2200 OBO. 352-283-9644 10-
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.
Blind lady needs health majors interested
in walking at lease three times a week. Call
352-219-6948. Thanks. 10-14-63-13
Join the barefeet match making club. For
those who believe true beauty lies in the foot.
Write PO Box 815, Lawtey, FL 32058 Or call
(904) 782-3509 10-10-5-13
*21 Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal 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
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR, tape. 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-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ 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-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
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 email@example.com. 12-7-
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
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
Find a job today at one of over 60 restau-
rants, bars or hotels. Cooks, delivery driv-
ers, bartenders, housekeepers, servers.
In high demand. 10-31-55-14
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
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.
Earn between $10-$20/hr!.
Flexible Schedule, Great Opportunity.
For info contact Meghan 379-3663 10-10-
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
Sat 12pm-6pm + Sun 2pm-8pm
Must work winter break
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Now hiring servers & prep cooks. Experience
& Spanish speaking a plus. FT apply in per-
son M-F 2-5pm. 2409 SW 13th Street 336-
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 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
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
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-
Attention Smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to participate
in a smoking cessation study. If interested
e-mail the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic.
email@example.com or call 328-
HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS
Earn up to $12-14/hr.
Call California Chicken Grill 378-2442
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-7-65-14
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
*EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE*
Needs part-time help, flexible weekday
hours, plus 2-3 Saturdays per month. Please
bring in a resume to 2020 NW 6th St.. 10-
PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person. Windmeadows Apt. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP. 10-31-28-14
Customer Service Sales Stock
Apply in person 7100 W. University Ave.
Now hiring PT/FT COOKS & CASHIERS.
Apply in person ..Tower Rd. & 13th St. loca-
Get Paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Now paying drivers $800-$3200 a month.
Pick up your free car key today.
Taco Bell (YUM...brands!)
We are the BOLD CHOICE!!
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 SW Archer 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
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 @
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
STABLE MANAGER/BARN WORKER
wanted 4 days/week 10 stalls, + afternoon
feed/turnout Board offset possible. Call 352-
Now hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS at Dirty
Birds 1802 W. University Ave. 352-271-9555..
Also 'looking for NEW BANDS. Dropi off
TRADE ROOM CLERK INTERN
Infinite Energy, Gainesville-based natural
gas marketer has an immediate opening for
a part time (from 8:00 am to 12:00) TRADE
ROOOM CLERK. University student with
strong analytical and computer skills in
Word, Excel and Internet. Need more details
- Go to WWW.INFINITEENERGY.COM.
Expected hiring range $7.00 $7.70 (top
of range max of $10.50/hr) Respond by fax
(352) 240-4146 or email wehavejobs@infinit
eenergy.com EOE/AA/MFDV 10-11-10-14
for busy leasing office. PT including nights &
weekends. Please fax resume to 384-3982
Looking for reliable, motivated people for
busy leasing office. PT including nights &
weekends. Please fax resume to 384-3982
PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP
wanted for Asian restaurant.. Prefer stu-
dents with good attitude and reliability. Call
352-514-6404 between 2-5 pm daily. 10-
WANTED EXPERIENCED SERVERS AND
HOSTESSES for fine dining Asian restaurant
looking for lunch availability, reliable, friendly.
Call 222-8293 10-11-10-14
Full Time OPS Web Designer: HTML, CSS, k
Photoshop; Dreamweaver, Flash. $10-
12/ho6r. Send cover letter, resume, URL
of digital portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Krishna Lunch Program P/T and F/T kitchen
help positions available for persons clean,
punctual, and able to handle physical labor.
$6.15/hr. Email email@example.com or
call 336-4183 10-5-5-14
Seasonal or full time help needed at busy i.
ham store. Previous deli experience helpful.
Flex shifts available. $7-8/hr. Apply at 3832 i'
Newberry Rd. 10-5-5-14
JIMMY JOHN'S SANDWICHES. DELIVERY
DRIVERS, IN SHOP, MANAGERS. All shifts.
PT/FT. Apply in person. 1724 W. University
Pre-school teaching positions available. Full
& part time. Above average starting salary
and benefits. Fax resume 386-462-2839 OR
Call 386-418-1213 10-5-5-14
NOW HIRING PT/FT SERVERS
Daytime preferred. Call 352-871-4381 Mon
to Fri between 2pm & 4pm. 10-7-7-14
Brinks authorized dealer is looking for top
sales person. Lead program, top commis-
sion and support and training. Set your own
hours. Excellent job for college students.
5 JOBS now
$8/hr and up.
NOAH'S ARK 376-5008 10-12-10-14
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S .Help Wanted
king a Software Tester/Developer/QA
on to plan and manage testing pro-
.es for software in development, execute
cases, assist with preparing test plans
scripts, and other testing duties. Must
onstrate a strong work ethic including
dance and productivity above average.
mum 2 years of experience in software
ramming/testing and AA/AS degree
ired. Familiar with PL/SQL and C/C++.
$45,000/yr with good benefits. Submit
me and salary requirements via email
(ground check required. 10-12-10-14
) Weekly guaranteed. Stuffing enve-
s. Send a self addressed stamped
lope to SCARAB Marketing 28 East
.son 10th Floor Suite 38, Chicago, IL
NCH ADDICTION LINGERIE is NOW
NG FOR ALL POSITIONS: Sales, sales
ager, promotion staff and entertainers!!
ly today! 819 W. Univ. Ave, The fun place
ork and shop! 10-6-5-14
;AL A/G CHURCH NEEDS WORSHIP
DER/ KEYBOARDIST. Contemporary
is. Paid position. Call Pastor Terry, 352-
5433 or472-7736. 10-13-10-14
avior Personal Care Assistant for 19 yr.
autistic male. Great opportunity for spe-
ed. or psych major. Must be energetic
ble, physically fit. ABA preferred. Fax
me to 375-4268. 10-6-5-14
m Operator/Data Entry Clerk PT posi-
available with growing company. $8/hr
t. Must pass background check & drug
Fax resume to 376-9236 Attn: CS. 10-
0* ~ >lI~
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S Help Wanted
DRIVER FOR FLOWER SHOP WANTED
Must have own car. Available late afternoons
some weekends. Apply in person 635 NW
13th St. Ste C. 10-7-5-14
ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc., a
growing small business that offers a variety
of environmental services, has an immediate
opening for a Part-time Project Accountant/
Responsibilities include analyzing and man-
aging monthly financial, preparing reports
utilizing Wind2 project budgeting and reports
software, and preparing customized project
invoices using Crystal.
A.S. or B.S. degree in accounting or finance
preferred, related experience.desired includ-
ing experience with government contracts
and GSA schedule.
References required. A cost accounting test
will be administered to all applicants who
progress to the second phase of the inter-
Please send resume in confidence to:
JACK/JILL OF ALL TRADES
Woman w/bad back needs household help
inside & out. $8-10/hr. Tower Rd area. 275-
4335 Iv msg. 10-5-3-14
SERVERS, BARTENDERS, BUSSERS,
HOSTESSES at ARKADIA RESTAURANT
Exp pref. Please apply in person 3545 SW
34th St. Tues-Sat 2-4pm. past Kangaroo gas
station on east side of 34th St. 10-14-10-14
In house pharmacy tech/courier wanted
part-time for large medical practice. No
driving required but must work Mondays
and Thursdays. Pharmacy student or ex-
perience preferred. Please email resumes
to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 224-2478
3 weekends per month. Occasional week-
nights. 4 children. References & transpor-
tation required. E-mail:email@example.com
PT YARD WORK
$9/hr. Exp. w/equipment preferred. Call
Sebastian 339-3156 10-17-10-14
Part-time positions for students. with demon-
strated experience in one or more of: NET,
OSX, Linux, Open GL, or Bioinformatics.
Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nuclear Pharmacy Services business of
Cardinal Health has an immediate opening
in Gainesville for a CUSTOMER SERVICE
ASSISTANT. This healthcare position is pri-
marily involved in processing orders, pack-
ing material for shipment and in performing
pick-ups and deliveries (company vehicles).
This job will allow you to work non-traditional
hours between 4 AM and 12 noon M-F aswell
as rotating weekends.
Qualified candidates should have a high
school education or GED, a valid driver's
license with a clean record, and the ability
to lift 50 lbs. Please contact Shirley Phillips
at 352-336-1575 between the hours of 10
amand 2 pm OR email her at shirley.c.philli
Cardinal Health offers competitive com-
pensation and full benefits, including stock
purchase and 401K, Candidates will be re-
quired to pass a background check and drug
screen. EOE, M/F/DN 10-10-5-14
Camp Wag-A-Lot Doggie Daycare Now
Hiring! E-miail CampWagALot@aol.com for
more info. Experience a must! 10-11-5-14
Female companions to care for 22-yr old fe-
male disabled person for multiple time slots.
M,W,F (2:30-8:30pm) T,R (2:30-8:30pm, Sat
(11am-8pm), Sun (11am-8pm). Job duties
inci assistance w/toileting, laundry, read-
ing, computer work, bedtime preparations
& trips to various appts & social activities.
Applicants must be UF students in food phys.
condition & have reliable transportation.
Excellent working conditions in new, luxuri-
ous home. $9.00/hr. Call Jerry at 377-1306
$20 Cash for 1 hr. Focus Group!
Convenient on-campus location.
UF students only. Email name,
yr, & phone # UFFocusGroups@yahoo.com
Groups being held ASAP, so email today!
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for experienced, profes-
sional waitstaff and bartenders for a new
bistro. Must have exceptional customer
service skills and a knowledge of wines. Pay
is based on experience, we offer competitive
benefits and a great working environment.
Apply online at www.gatordining.com 10-
For authentic New York-style hand-tossed
pizza. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. $9/hr
to start. Tues-Fri, 2-10pm. Call 745-0456
Cat Furniture factory workers needed. Call
Molly and Friends @ 337-1535. Good pay,
good job for students. Ask for Ryan. Shop
I i exp. helpful, not necessary. 10-11-5-14
o WANTED: MATH TUTOR
to work with college student preparing for
f t. -% the CLAST test, must have exp in Alg, Trig,
4 Fractions. $12/hr 2-3x/wk Call 352-281-2699
. Help Wanted
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. is
currently looking for energetic, motivated, re-
sponsible Donor Scheduling Representatives
to help maintain the community blood supply.
Representatives will. be responsible for
contacting donors via telephone. This is a
part-time, late afternoon/evening position. To
apply, please call (352) 224-1741 after 5pm
Monday through Thursday and leave a mes-
sage. EOE/DFWP 10-11-5-14
SPECIAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED
A student w/disabilities at UF needs assis-
tants 3 days/wk 1 hr/day. Fur further details,
please email Kenneth at email@example.com.
Litigation Paralegal w/2+ years exp. Self
starter, immediate opening, full time, salary
comment w/experience. Fax resume to: 352-
Clerical position available at Law Firm.
15-20 hrs/wk. Must be proficient w/
computers,detailed oriented, self-starter. Fax
resume to: 352-375-4444. 10--18-10-14 .
Flex schedule. Out-going a must. 375-6462
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 0 Lessons/English 0
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 466-4060 12-7-72-15
**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics 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 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-7-72-15
*-* GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast Service 0 Low Prices
Jump start your job search at
AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *"
Plaques S Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
U 1 Services
Individuals or small groups.
Experienced, excellent. ',
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. Stop wast-
ing money. Our name is EZ and our 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
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
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MaocKg tie Gi
academics jump-starts Young's UF career
By NICK ZACCARDI
n a team chock-full of scoring
it, yet devoid of a true super-
Jessica Young fits in perfectly.
he senior forward has four
s this season and a lone goal,
;he's not griping over playing
aung has just two goals in her
e career at UF, but that's two
than she expected to get four
ie graduated from Neptune
h Fletcher High in 2002, a
team all-state member of a
[I Four squad.
ut that wasn't good enough
for high-profile colleges to take a
look at her.
"Really, in soccer, it's differ-
ent unless you're really a big star
player," Young said. "You kind of
have to do your own recruiting. I
sent letters out and videosout."
A Gators fan growing up, most'
of those letters were addressed to
Gainesville and UF coach Becky
"I sent her a video and my pro-
file, and basically it was just me
kind of being persistent," Young
said. "[Stressing that] 'I'm going to
be at this tournament, and come to
Through scheduling mix-ups,
the UF staff couldn't make it to
any of Young's club games, only
managing to watch her on the high
By the time UF had seen her
and Young made the decision to
come to UF, it was too late for a
Brains over brawn
That didn't deter Young,, who
had been playing soccer since she
"So then I said to myself, 'Well
I need to get in academically,'" she
said. "I wasn't a scholarship ath-
lete, so the coaches said, 'You can
walk on now and we'll see how
Getting in academically pre-
A ~ *AL
Andy Apicella / Alligator
are senior forward Jessica Young could take shots at SEC opponents, she had to score admission into
Despite not receiving an athletic scholarship, she persisted unit gaining admission academically.
sented a bigger challenge.
"What I did was early admis-
sion because I wasn't sure whether
or not I was going to get a scholar-
ship," Young said. "So you receive
your admittance [letter] early and I
was flat-out denied."
A fighter, Young wasn't ready
to give up and fall back on other
schools like Texas, Florida State or
"I take everything kind bf as a
lesson," she said. "I don't do pity
parties for me. It was kind of like
where do you go from here? What
are my options now? You've just
got to fight for whatever it is that
The aspiring Gator found her
battlefield when a family friend
informed her of UF's appeals
process. Young began working
harder in high school, improving
her grade-point average from 3.5
to 3.8 and accumulating leader-
ship positions in soccer and other
extra-curricular activities. Young
even took the SAT three times to
improve her score.
That, combined with an inter-
view with an admissions officer,
gave Young hope of making it
"We were proud that she didn't
give up and stuck with it," said
Young's father Stuart. "She did
what she needed to. do. She per-
Soccer was put on the back-
burner, as working toward
academic admission to UF took
Young's full attention. Still, Young
continued pestering Burleigh.
"I always kept touch with Becky
and just told her kind of what was
going on with me," Young said. "I
probably did send her an e-mail
when I wasn't accepted, and then
when I was going to try and ap-
peal. [She said,] 'Ok, just let me
know how it goes.'"
Burleigh held a spot on the
team for Young, even though it
wasn't a given that she would
make it through the appeal.
"The fact that she really wanted
to be a Gator made a big impact
on us," Burleigh said. "It's always
great to have people here who un-
derstand the rivalries, who bleed
orange and blue before they get
here. She certainly was like that
and that helps a lot in the recruit-
Next on her agenda after
squeezing into UF academically,
Young had to walk on to the de-
fending Southeastern Conference
Coming in as a preferred walk-
on, Young's athletic battle wouldn't
scale the same heights as her aca-
"There are preferred walk-ons
and there are tryouts," Young said.
"Preferred walk-ons are basically on
the team. So it wasn't necessarily a
tryout versus somebody different
who tries out. It was more of a
tryout personally than it was in the
Young made the team, but didn't
collect a single start until this sea-
"The fact that she really
wanted to be a Gator made
a big impact on us."
UF soccer coach
"I love it," Young said about
coming off the bench. "If anything,
when you're off [the field] playing
offense, you can always play hard
defense. That's always something
I've been able to do, it's a mental-
Instead, her role on the team
serves a bigger purpose than tal-
Young is one of three captains
on the team this season, and she
has earned it, Burleigh said.
"I just think there's a ton of
respect for her on this team,"
Burleigh said. "She always goes
out of her way to help people,
whether it's freshmen or up-
perclassmen. That makes them
With her collegiate career wind-
ing down, Young has started look-
ing to the future, which will start
with a year off from school.
She is looking at the public ser-
vice field, either joining the Peace
Corps or the Carter Center. The
center, started by President Jimmy
Carter, aims toward advancing
human rights and alleviating suif-
"My intentions are eventually
to go into grad school for psychol-
ogy," said Young, who majors
in psychology and anthropol-
ogy. "Life experience before then is
pretty important. Peace Corps and
the Carter Center each have altru-
istic motives. I want to serve, help
people that are in need."
Looking back on the experi-
ence, Young can take satisfaction
in what she has accomplished.
"I didn't expect this," she said.
"It's not about soccer anymore
at this point, it's more about life
because it's been this psychologi-
cally, emotionally and physically
taxing experience. I've learned so
much and gained so much from it.
That's what I have to take with me
the rest of my life." -
secondary seeks confidence; defense to retain scheme, personnel
'FENSE, from page 18
When our free safeties, corners and
ng safeties are not making the plays
they have all year, you have a harder
a playing the style of defense we play,"
All problems aside, the secondary re- there just isn't anyone else, Herring said.
mains confident, Brown said. "Depth was a problem, so you can't re-
"All the mistakes that happened on ally do anything," he said. "You just have
Saturday are mistakes that could be cor- to make them better."
rected," Brown said. "We came back and Although both touch-
corrected them on Monday." Gators downs came on zone cov-
Cornerbacks coach Chuck Heater said Defense erage, that won't change
they just have to get back out and play to the way UF schemes defen-
build their confidence back up.. ,sively. .
As far as making any personnel changes, Heater said UF must use both zone
and man coverages to stay ahead of the
"It doesn't matter what defense you
play; you have to execute it," Heater said.
"You have to make the play that's what
is asked of you in every defense no matter
what it is, man or zone."
Otherwise, a defense can go from "one
of the best" to "not very good" in 'one
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2005
Gators secondary struggles with zone
B SAFETIES LOOK TO RE-
COVER FROM LOSS.
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
All it took was two plays.
Two long touchdown plays
by Alabama, and before Tide
receiver Keith Brown can turn
a short pass into a 65-yard
touchdown, UF's secondary is
suddenly in question.
"Up until this point, they
were one of the best secondaries
in the country," Coach Urban
Meyer said. "A couple of great
throws and a couple missed
tackles, and now we're not a
very good secondary."
How did this happen?
The Gators were in zone
coverage on both plays, even
though Meyer prefers a man-
And both were because of
mistakes by sophomore free
safety Kyle Jackson.
The first play was an 87-yard
bomb to Alabama's speedy
Tyrone Prothro, who was being
covered by cornerback Vernell
Brown off the line. Prothro ran
apost route and ended up by
himself behind Brown around
the UF 45-yard line. Jackson
was nowhere to be found.
"They found a hole in the.
zone," Brown said. "The free
safety was supposed to be back
I Im Uasey / Algator Emanr
UF safety Kyle Jackson fails to catch Alabama receiver Keith Brown on a 65-yard touchdown
catch during the Gators' 31-3 loss to the CrimsonTide.
On that play, strong' safety
Jarvis Herring was playing
up. Although it appeared that
Prothro beat Brown, that wasn't
the case because it was zone
"The way you cover that
position, he was already so far
away, so [Brown] was in perfect
shape," Herring said. "Even if
Vernell wasn't there, it was the
On the second play, quar-
terback Brodie Croyle threw a
short slant to Brown 7 yards off
the line of scrimmage. Brown
ran past Dee Webb, but Jackson
was back and should have been
able to make a tackle. He over-
pursued and took the wrong
angle and Brown ran toward
the middle of the field, leaving
a handful of UF defenders chas-
ing after him as he crossed the
SEE DEFENSE, PAGE 17
Meyer criticism excessive despite 'Bama blowout
Were any of you naive enough to
book passage to Pasadena in
I hope not. Domestic airlines have
enough troubles on their hands without
fielding cancellation requests from disillu-
sioned and fickle football fans.
Is anybody out there that surprised that
- oh my God UF actually lost a game?
Did any of you really believe that the
Gators would blaze a westward trail to the
Rose Bowl just because of a new coach?
Don't count on Urban leading your
imaginary wagon train.
"[People were saying] we're going to
Pasadena after we beat Tennessee," Meyer
said. "I don't even know where Pasadena is.
I don't worry about that."
Then man cranks out 17 consecutive
.'in; while dominating the Mountain West
Conference, and he's suddenly the second
coming of Spurrier. And why did Gator
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Nation consider it
essential to deify the
coach? Just to martyr
him when he didn't
live up to their ri-
Bryan App only five games into
App-etite the season?
for Receptions Of course, it hurt.
email@example.com The 31-3 elephant
bitch slap UF sus-
tained on Saturday
smarted worse than Tyrone Prothro's busted
leg. Well, that's if your name isn't Mike
Shula. Great call, Coach.
The thrashing seemed to prove the .pre-
season hypotheses of Meyer naysayers far
and wide: The gimmicky spread option won't
work against the speed of SEC defenses.
Now, it's all aboard for message-board
zealots, trying to railroad a promising young
coach out of town. Some are even suggesting
* Following a third-place finish at
the Notre Dame Invitational, the
UF men's cross country team was
ranked No. 13 in the country in
the latest coaches' poll.
that the O1' Ball Coach still would return to
UF if not for Athletics Director Jeremy Foley.
Because a bare-chested 300-pound, 45-
year-old man, who spends his day with
one Cheeto-stained hand toggling between
Bangbus and Gator Country and the other
firmly tucked inside his BVDs, isn't exactly
a reliable source.
Still, no matter how invalid, the gos-
sip relates an underlining sense of panic
throughout at least a. large and I definitely
mean that in more ways than one segment
But here's something other than a Slim
Jim to chew on: Not so long ago, another UF
coach was annihilated in his first big-time
His name was Steve Spurrier.
After Spurrier defeated perennial pow-
SEE APP, PAGE 19
* 1985: The No. 11 Gators defeat No. 8 LSU,
20-0, in Baton Rouge. Running back Neal
Anderson threw a 51-yard touchdown pass
and rushed for 123 yards to break the UF
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
UF captain Jarvis Herring obvi-
ously didn't want to lose against
Alabama Saturday, but he said it
served a purpose.
"Some of the stuff [Coach Urban
Meyer] talks about sometimes, the
guys finally really bought into it,"
Herring said. "Some of the stuff he
tells us, you think 'this isn't true' or
'this can't be real.'
"We're figuring it out now.
Everything he says, it comes true."
Herring said a lot of the younger
players couldn't understand what
Meyer was saying until they actu-
ally experienced such a bad loss.
"Coaches know from experience,
but players don't know because
they're not old enough or mature
enough to understand about certain
things you have to do to consistently
get victories," Herring said.
That being said, Herring felt
like a highly-contested game, not
Alabama's 31-3 domination of UF,
would have made the Gators listen.
"We needed a wake up call,"
Herring said. "We didn't need to
lose that bad, though. We got our
PRACTICE NOT TOUGHER: Meyer said
he isn't any more intense in practice
after losses. In fact, he's tougher on
his players after they win.
"I learned this a long time ago,"
Meyer said. "You coach them the
same pretty much, but you even
turn it up more when you win.
When you lose, you have to fix the
problems. When you win, you think
you have all the answers."
WHO'S YOUR DRADDY?: UF center
Mike Degory was named a semifi-
nalist for the 2005 Draddy Trophy by
The National Football Foundation
and College Hall of Fame.
The Draddy Trophy recognizes an
individual as the absolute best in the
country for his combined academic
SEE GATORS, PAGE 19
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Degory finalist for Draddy award
APP, from page 19
erhouse Alabama, 17-13, in his second game as
coach in 1990, Gators fans proclaimed a changing
of the guard in the SEC.
Less than a month later, No. 5 Tennessee em-
barrassed No. 9 UF, 45-3, in Knoxville. Sound a
After Meyer's Gators knocked off the
Volunteers, hopes ran as high as ever.
Now, because of one loss albeit a blowout
- the man can't coach?
Please. Consider what he's working with. This
was a 7-5 team last season.
Could you imagine Ron Zook's Gators doing
anything but peeing themselves during the sec-
ond half of the Tennessee game?
To adapt a Zookism, the Gators are getting
tougher and tougher.
And if this team responds to adversity like
the 1990 UF squad, which finished the season 9-
2, Meyer deserves a Gator Nation of indentured
With the parity found in the SEC today, one
loss to a western division team at that means
little. With a leg up on Tennessee, it wouldn't
be shocking to see the Ga tor- in Atlanta come
So hop off those message boards and start
rebooking those flights.
GATORS, from page 18
success, football performance and
exemplary community leadership.
Degory is one of 184 semifinal-
ists and was nominated by UF. He
is majoring in physical education
teaching with minors in educa-
tion and business. He is also very
involved in the community, as he
has been named to-the Southea- tern
Conference: Good iWorks Te am
Degory sat out Tuesday's prac-
tice with minor ankle and knee
injuries, but will likely return today,
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the LSU game next week, the Gators
have found hotel accommodations
in Lafayette, La., about an hour from
When Tennessee played LSU on
Sept. 26, the Volunteers were forced
to fly to Baton Rouge on game thy
and leave that night.
Meyer said that was more fea-
sible for the Vols since it was a night
game, but the Gators play at 3:30
p.m. on Oct. 15.
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Albert the Alligator made his debut in the Homecoming Game.
The name of the 2 mile run that begins at the Percy Beard Stadium before the Homecoming Parade is