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Gainesville preps for Wilma
Storm could hit
by the weekend
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
and CHERYL CLARKE
Alligator Contributing Writers
In preparation for Hurricane Wilma's
potential landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast,
UF, the city of Gainesville and the Red
Cross are planning for the worst.
University officials will monitor
Hurricane Wilma, but they don't antici-
pate the hurricane will hit Gainesville, UF
spokesman Steve Orlando said.
Wilma, which had winds of 160 mph
as of 7:43 p.m. Wednesday, is predicted to
hit Florida's southwestern coast Sunday
as a weaker hurricane, according to the
National Hurricane Center Web site.
Gainesville is stockpiling resources in
case the hurricane changes course.
"We make sure we have adequate fuel
supplies for our emergency vehicles and
make sure our public works department
ensures water-pumping stations in flood-
prone areas are adequately protected,"
said Robert Woods, spokesman for
Gainesville's city manager.
To prepare for potential disaster, the
North Central Florida chapter of the
American Red Cross asked for volunteers
to staff shelters and distribute food.
-Volunteer coordinator Kathleen Aust
O'Shea said the chapter offers shelter to
the South Florida population that gravi-
tates north during hurricane evacuation.
O'Shea said the chapter does not usu-
ally open its shelters for long periods of
time, but it will help however it can.
SEE WILMA, PAGE 7
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By JUSTIN RICHARDS
UF President Bernie Machen petitioned' a judge
Wednesday to dismiss the lawsuit filed against him
by a university instructor, and force his accuser to pay
UF's legal fees.
.Charles Grapski, the instructor who sued Machen
on Oct. 5 for failure to comply with Florida public re-
cords laws, said Machen's petition
"I'm very disappointed in Bernie
i. Machen and the University of
SFlorida that they would take the low
road rather than comply with the
Slaw," he said.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
-h was not aware of Machen's motion
Machen as of Wednesday evening.
There will be a hearing on this matter at the Alachua
County Civil Justice Center at 2 p.m. today.
The court petition contends that Grapski misled the
court in the complaint he originally filed.
It states that Grapski, in alleging that Machen re-
sponded to public records requests by saying no such
records existed, failed to mention some documents
Machen's office did provide.
Regarding an e-mail from Grapski that requested
all of Machen's e-mails from June 2, Wednesday's
motion stated "there is no evidence" Machen received
Grapski's e-mail request.
Machen attached to his motion a stack of documents
he allegedly provided to Grapski.
But Grapski said he never received many of the at-
tached documents, speculating that UF has forgotten
which documents they provided to him and acciden-
tally made public documents it originally withheld.
Man accuses G'ville Police of brutality after arrest
* POLICE SAY DEVIN DAVIS
GRABBED A GUN.
By JEFF SIRMONS
Alligator Staff Writer
A 21-year-old man is com-
plaining that Gainesville Police
Officers beat him, an accusation
GPD officials have denied.
Devin Davis, a local sales
manager charged Sunday with
a felony count of resisting arrest
with violence, reached for an
officer's gun after he was maced
and taken to the ground, reports
it turns into a
Davis said he suffered injuries
to his head, ribs and legs. Police
took him to the hospital after the
incident, which occurred in front
of Jewells Billiard Lounge, 108 S
Davis said he was maced
while trying to leave the scene,
but the police report states offi-
cers used pepper spray after he
twice approached them "aggres-
The arresting officer, James
McCollum, pushed Davis away
from another officer before he
SEE GPD, PAGE 8
* After showing
a keen abil-
ity to play in a
at Nease High,
Tim Tebow is
playing for UF.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
E The sex was safe
outside the Reitz Union
on Wednesday when
students gathered for
the third-annual Sex on
the Lawn, which strove to
combine serious talk with
some NC-17 fun.
See story, pg. 4.
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This is the first-ever DUI
checkpoint run by UPD, said-
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UFers have Sex on the Lawn 5
By CASSIDY MILLS
Alligator Contributing Writer ,
The sex was safe outside
the Reitz Union on Wednesday
when students gathered for the
third annual Sex on the Lawn.
The event was hosted
by Vox: Voices for Planned
Parenthood and focused on the
sexual health and reproductive
needs of students.
A pifiata filled with can-
dies and lubricant, plastic
penis models and a colorful
vagina were some of the items
used to educate students who
A volunteer dressed in an
alligator costume also roamed
the sidewalks near the tent,
passing out free condoms.
The event featured sexual
trivia, giveaways and an op-
portunity for students to speak
with a representative from
The contests included a
blindfolded race to put con-
doms on plastic models and
an opportunity to guess how
many condoms were in a large
jar. The winner received the
Staci Fox, vice president
of client services at Planned
Parenthood, said that most
student questions involved
"College students are
most at risk for viral sex-
ually transmitted infec-
tions. One in every four
students carries HPV, the
vice president, Planned
Parenthood client services
"At least half of the preg-
nancies in the U.S. are un-
planned," Fox said. "And the
likelihood of people not using
birth control on a college cam-
pus is high."
Fox recommended that stu-
dents always use bAckup con-
traception but said no scientif-
ic evidence has been released
proving antibiotics decrease
the effectiveness of hormonal
birth control, contrary to what
many students have been told
in the past.
Fox warned that in addition
to pregnancy, sexually trans-
mitted diseases are rampant
on college campuses.
"College students are most
at risk for viral sexually trans-
mitted infections," Fox said.
"One in every four students
carries HPV, the human papil-
HPV.can cause genital warts
and cervical cancer.
Although HPV is very com-
mon, Fox said that HIV is rare
"We've been testing since
1997, but we just don't see
[HIV] on college campuses,"
Fox said the local Planned
Parenthood office sees about
10,000 patients annually and
offers students easy access to
tests for sexually transmitted
diseases and pregnancy.
-Planned Parenthood is also
the largest abortion provider
in the country and offers sev-
eral forms of birth control
to women at reduced rates
without requiring a physical
Vox Treasurer Jessica Ducey
said her organization held the
event to help students under-
stand the issues out there and
the options available to them if
they face a problem.
Tricia Coyne / Alligator Staff
Sanschy Merlin and Jessica Casseus can't help but laugh as they play the
Condom Game at the Sex on the Lawn educational fair on the Reitz Union
North Lawn on Wednesday.
Hearing loss on the increase
* THE CONDITION IS MADE MORE WORRI-
SOME DUE TO WIDESPREAD IPOD USE.
By KRISTEN JIMENEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
As portable music players have become so ubiqui-
tous as to go virtually unnoticed on campus, so does
their increasing potential to cause hearing loss, experts
A recent study by Purdue University scientists
*found that noise-induced hearing loss is 'increasing
among college students, and the combination of new
technology, popular pastimes and booming nightlife
contribute to the risk factors UF students may face.
"College students often have greater exposure to
loud music and other sounds over extended periods of
time because they frequently go to clubs, concerts and
football games and listen to portable music devices at
high levels," said Michelle Colburn; director of clinical
audiology at the UF Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Hearing loss is usually a gradual process that goes
unnoticed, as it can begin with temporary shifts in
hearing that seem to go away after a day or so.
After going out to a club or concert, students might
experience what feels like a slight fuzziness or ringing
in their hearing, which actually may mean damage to
the inner ear, Colburn said.
"Cells can recover when there is a temporary shift
in hearing, but after repeated exposure to noise ... the
cells recover less and less until there is permanent, ir-
reversible damage," she said.
While the risks of noise exposure in dubs and
concerts have long been an issue, the increasing use of
portable music devices is a fairly recent phenomenon
that further increases susceptibility to hearing loss.
Colbum said listening to music that isn't especially
loud for long enough can cause permanent damage.
"When I was in college, we listened to Walkmans,
but the batteries would die fairly quickly," Colburn
said. "These new iPods stay charged for hours, in-
creasing the amount of time students are listening to
Sheridan Martin, an. audiologist with the UF
Speech and Hearing Center at Shands, said it is im-
portant for students to be aware of the volume.
"When you are wearing headphones, if you can't
hear a conversation next to you, then your music is too
loud," Martin said.
Hearing loss also can affect students academically.
"Students who are suffering from partial hearing
loss will have difficulty understanding professors
who speak quickly or with an accent, especially in the
large lecture halls here at UF," Martin said.
Tinnitus, or constant noise in the ears and head, is
another problem associated with noise that can hinder
students academically, said Patrick Antonelli, profes-
sor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology
the study of ear, nose and throat disease at UF.
"Tinnitus is the inner ear's equivalent of chronic
pain and can be very disruptive to daily activities be-
cause it is most noticeable in quiet environments, such
as studying in the library," Antonelli said.
Martin said another detrimental effect of hearing
loss is that it can cause students to stop being social.
"When you have to constantly ask people to re-
peat themselves it becomes embarrassing. You get to
a point where you don't want to do it anymore and
begin to withdraw from social interactions," he said.
As hearing deteriorates with age, this isolation
causes many to suffer from depression and other
health problems, Colburn said.
"It can really turn into a vicious cycle," she said.
The experts agreed that students don't pay enough
attention to noise-induced hearing loss because it
doesn't have noticeable effects most of the time.
"Hearing loss is an invisible handicap it's kind
of like sunburn," Martin said. "People don't take pre-
cautions to prevent it until it's too late and they are
stuck with something permanent."
Martin said students can take breaks to step out-
side and "rest their ears" when they go out to clubs,
and the best thing to do is to wear foam ear plugs at
clubs or concerts;
"The music actually sounds less distorted, and
most people won't even notice you're wearing them,"
Audit gives insight
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
UF got back its own report
card with a list of 25 sugges-
tions to improve the universi-
An audit performed by
Florida's auditor general for-
mally submitted in August
analyzed how UF conducted
business in 2004 and the first
three months of 2005.
Each finding came with a
recommendation by the auditor
general. Corrective measures
began before auditors finished
their assessment, said Ed
Poppell, UF's vice president of
finance and administration.
While some issues are easy
to fix, others will take years.
"At some point, we'll have
a complete business documen-
tation," Poppell said. "But it's
Finding No. 24 in the audit
stated that UF acted "dearly
without statutory authority"
when it charged certain intemar
tional students $50 per semester
to cover the cost of tracking
them beginning Fall 2002.
Following the attacks of
Sept. 11, 2001, the Department
of Homeland Security started
the tracking system, known
as the Student and Exchange
Visitor Information System.
UF's written response to the
finding stated Florida Statutes
and a 2003 Board of Governors
resolution justified the fee.
Poppell said the 2004 audit
stood out from previous ones,
which are performed every two
years, because it took place dur-
ing a major business operations
"We made the largest conver-
sion of business processes in the
university's history by installing
Administration i n g
that we've never had," he said.
The system, called myUFL
systems, is designed to perform
UF's accounting, human re-
sources, payroll and other busi-
ness functions. that once were
performed by the state.
Not all employees were
properly trained to use myUFL
systems, and the system' itself
had several flaws, such as incor-
rect data retrieval and the ability
of certain employees to initiate,
approve and make payments to
themselves, the audit stated.
Following findings of mis-
placed assets and late vendor
payments, UF has vowed to
take stronger inventory and use
more vendor discounts.
"We look at audits as being.
a positive evaluation of how we
do business," Poppell said.
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Dictator's trial is Iraq's
next step to legitimacy
The newest reality show just hit Iraqi television.
Saddam Hussein's trial began in Baghdad on
Wednesday, with all the drama and egotism of a
Iraqi citizens sat glued to their television screens, and
protesters yelling for Hussein's release lined the streets.
Hussein took advantage of the exposure.
When the judge asked his name, he refused to answer,
instead accusing the judge of illegitimacy.
He insisted the court was not valid because it was not
erected under his power as president of Iraq.
He complained about officials making him wait for the
trial to begin.
He carried a Quran and quoted passages about perse-
vering in the face of adversity.
And most telling of his political shrewdness, he pub-
licly scuffled with guards who attempted to grab his arms
and escort him out. He won the fight and walked inde-
We just hope Iraqis think this facade is as pathetic and
funny as we do.
Because if they don't, this trial stands to do the opposite
of what it aims: burying the idea of Hussein's power in
It will be a battle between Hussein and the current gov-
ernment for public opinion.
In order for the government to win public trust, those
watching must see Hussein humbled and defeated.
One judge in the case is fit for the task. Rizgar Ameen
al-Saedi, a Kurd, stood his ground against the defiant
Hussein and allowed cameras to focus on him, despite the
threat of insurgent violence once his face was known.
Such an act of bravery certainly helps tear down some
of Hussein's claim to power.
We can only hope that when the trial continues Nov. 28,
the entire process will appear as controlled as the judge.
Audio problems plagued the three-hour session, pre-
venting some Iraqi officials and reporters from hearing
the entire proceeding, according to The New York Times.
Reporters who were not admitted to the court were prom-
ised a video feed of the hearing, only to be disappointed
by technical difficulties.
Such fumbles don't befit a government trying to estab-
lish authority. Officials instead must create a seamlessly
fair and just trial.
Some organizations claim the United States and the
Iraqi government hastily threw together evidence for a
speedy trial, but we hope Wednesday's dress rehearsal
alerted officials to any weaknesses in the proceedings.
This trial could mark a great step for the government
toward legitimacy or could further divide an already frac-
And the new Iraqi government must hold the bulk of
the responsibility for the public to accept the rulings. Thus
far, it is widely known that Americans orchestrate the af-
fair, leaving the court looking like a puppet.
A puppet won't get a country to follow its lead.
Hussein will continue to put on the airs of a fearsome
dictator, and Iraq's new leaders must fight him at every
step with strict justice and competence.
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ns once again turned to Florida. of America's hurricane alley?
ov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sens. Mel Martinez There will be a spill, and Florida's residents and fragile
.l oppose offshore drilling. Unfortunately, it ecosystem will never be the same just so wealthy politi-
even a united political front in Florida can cians and oil gurus can save less than a cent at the pump
ring ram of big oil business forever, while filling up the tanks of their gas-guzzling luxury
atoriums prohibiting oil drilling expire in SUVs.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 7
Storm may ruin public relations student conference
By TRAVIS SCHEFT
Alligator Contributing Writer
To attend a national Conference
in iarnu this weekend, more than
1,000 public, relabionri students
paid at least $275, which could
get washed away in the storm this
weekend along with the conference.
If Hurricane Wilma remains a
major storm and on course for South
Florida, the conference must be can-
celed, said Jennifer Robinson, fac-
ulty adviser to the Public Relations
Student Society of America.
"The hotel's contract does not
make provisions for reimburse-
ments in the event of natural disas-
ters," Robinson said. "That means
the money that the students paid,,
which has already been used to buy'
perishable food and rent space, will
be impossible to recover."
This year's conference, held at
the Fontainebleau Resort,, runs from
Saturday to Tuesday, when Wilma is
forecasted to land in Florida.
If the event is canceled, it will
not be rescheduled until next year,
"For them to cancel the event
now would be absolutely terrible,"
said Brent Steinberg, the chapter's
"Four of our students have been
working for -wer a year to put to-
getherthe entire program."
Students have paid $275 for ad-
mission to. the conference, $150 for
the hotel and $55 for the bus ride.
"That's potentially $480 that
would vanish just because a hur-
ricane decided to hit us, and even
more for students who have to fly
in," Steinberg said.
"I can't afford for this con-
ference to be canceled."
liana Echevarria is one of the 73
students who signed up to attend
the conference and one of 45 still on
schedule to take the chapter's bus to
"I can't afford for this conference
to be canceled," she said. "Not only
did I pay all that money to get there
and attend, but I also dry cleaned all
my clothes and bought a $400 busi-
In the event that the conference
should be canceled after the group
arrives in Miami, Robinson said
they'd probably just stay at the hotel.
"I just confirmed that in the event
of an emergency, the hotel has plans
in place," she said.
Steinberg has other plans.
"If we get down there and the
event is canceled, I plan on getting a
full tank of gas and lots of alcohol,"
he said. "On second thought, I might
get a little water too."
Local Red Cross seeks volunteers to staff shelters, distribute food
WILMA, from page 1
"We're here for emergency purposes," she
said. "If family service is needed, "we'll help
them financially or put them up in'hotels."
The chapter has assisted more than 720
families since Katrina struck by providing
shelters and hotel accommodations, she said.
If necessary, UF will open shelters, in-
cluding the Reitz Union and the Southwest
Recreation Center. They are meant for resi-
dents in the immediate area because people
who come to Gainesville usually have family
or check into a hotel, but the university will
not turn people away, Orlando said.
The city also provides shelters once it be-
comes apparent there is a need, Woods said.
If the storm does come to Gainesville, UF of-
ficials will make the decision to cancel classes
and dose the university.
"We don't want to wait too long and leave
people in harm's way, but we don't want to do
it too soon because it is a big deal," he said.
UF sophomore LaDaun Jackson said she's
more concerned with how Wilma will affect
"Any time something like this happens
in this country, gas prices go up," she said.
"Gainesville is no exception to that rule."
Orlando recommends that students who
had plans to go south this weekend stay
"I think right now the best thing to do is
to keep an eye on the storm and pay atten-
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Photos stolen from hall
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ the timeframe that the theft occurred to
Alligator Writer University Police, reports state.
firstname.lastname@example.org "The only way anyone could have
entered the building is through keys or a
Three photographs valued at $3,000 Gator 1 Card," Hoffman said.
were stolen Monday night from Frazier- The photographs were taken from the
Rogers Hall, located on campus next to lobby areas.
the Florida Museum of Natural History on There are no cameras in the building.
Museum Road. Hoffman said the depart-
Ralph Hoffman, coordinator of re- Public ment may look into getting
search programs for the Agricultural and y- video surveillance in the
Biological Engineering Department, left future.
the building at 6:30 p.m. and returned There are other photographs by Moran
Tuesday at 6 a.m. to discover three photo- in the building that could have been
graphs by John Moran had disappeared, taken, he said.
"This is the first instance of theft that Fingerprints were found at the crime
we've had," Hoffman said. "I don't know scene.
why anyone would want to steal the pho- UPD spokesman Lt. Joe Sharkey said
tographs." officers are investigating the theft.
Hoffman said several students and Hoffman said he thinks whoever stole
staff -have access to the building at night the photographs is not a part of the d e-
with their Gator 1 Cards. apartment.
Hoffman said he will submit a list of "I don't know how anyone would
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Davis "aggressively came toward"
McCollum, which is when he was
An officer then tried to handcuff
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was twisting his body too much.
Police brought Davis to the ground
in a "controlled manner," but still
couldn't handcuff him because he
continued resisting, according to the
"He (Davis) was fighting
through it all I watched the
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Davis then grabbed an officer's
The officer told Davis to "let go of
my gun," several times, and only did
so to be handcuffed.
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He said he was "slammed to the
concrete and punched repeatedly for
He said he wasn't violently resist-
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from the police."
There is a possibility he could
have grabbed the gun by accident as
he was trying to block the punches,
Davis said he was never told to let
go of the gun, and said officers told
him he touched a gun after he was
Chase Summers, manager of
Jewells, sided more with the police
"He (Davis) was fighting through
it all I watched the whole thing,"
There were about 200 witnesses,
the report states.
Davis said he drank alcohol but
"not to the point bf being belliger-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
E iCOOIK LOVERS PARADISE
Torr o! monnolithic book-
cases crammed i.lith cla--.:al
and contcripirar', literature line
the perimeter o:'t the room .longI
with .untles- di-pla., tables
-portir-, nmuords o.t magaaz'ine-
- a bblihph:le s dream
Srudentr and Gam-ne -.vile-area
book lo\ er are LikcE to make
rare di-cvceres fr.,om theb wall-
o-w all -.eiectch'rn at thle Alachua
Count, Lib.rar' District's Friends.
ot the Librarv Fall Book Sale.
.-hich run-s Saturdav through
Bear ining .. Saturday' at *- a m .
book s-ale- o-chaiiu oman Billie
Staff and an armn' of 250 volun-
teers will open the book hou-se
door-, located at 430 N Main St
toh hundreds' of literary\ enthus-i-
Locals are hoping to take
advantage of the sale'-s massive
selection ot bargain merchandise
donated throughout the year.
'"We offer about 3010.000 used
books. magazines. CDDs and post-
ers with a majority of items rang-
ing in price from 25 cents to $5.'
"There i-s somethmg at the sale
for e\ er one "
For book lover- platminig to
attend the -ale fo.r the tir.t time
Staff reco.'mniLmcnd arrovi.; eallv,
to beat the crods and bringing
b'L,\.e to aitel, tote littrar' trea-
People take out their places-
on Fridal and briii- chairs- and
b,:,\es ith their nanmc on them
It -.a e their -pots Start -.lid
The line ot customer- aiihnm
ti .;.t it- i- t,,piall' tw block'
During the 'ear. volunteers
price -ort and arrange donated
g...-d_ into more- than 5f cat-
egoric-. including a collectorss
comer. t\ here cutomler- w ill
tind rare fir-_t-edit,,n book-'. and
cullechblez at low price-
Customers can take ad\ antage
ot b..ok -pecial- on hall-price
Tu'-da', and 10 cent Wednesda'.
LUF fre-hman Melis-.a Nlunkel
volunteered tor a -imdiar Friends
ot the Librar- e\ent in Tampa
and plan- to attend the Alachua
County sale for the fir-t time
"I volunteered a few times tor
community sern ice hour-. and
I've seen people come in and
spend hundreds of dollars on 50
cent paperbacks and textbooks..
"There was one woman who
kept a -preadsheet of all the
books she owned and -he had
so man', book- that -he couldn't
remember which ones s-he'd al-
Munkel a theater major. hopes'
toi hnd books to add to her grow -
min personal collection a- well as
pla- th it pertain t'- her major
MoN-tlv I'm looking for all
tho-e boo>k- that are mu-t-read
lil.e Faulkner and Vonnegut."
Nlunkel said 'I'm looking for
play-. to, s'-, I can be a little more
literate m regard to mv malor"
Hailed as the largest used
book 'ale in the Southeast Stafl
said the Friends oft the Librar\
managed to raise nearly f2510 -000
last \ear and more than $1 inul-
lion since the sale's inception 51
All proceeds from the sale
tund local literacy\ projects and
support the Alachua Counts
After each sale, the Friend. ot
the Librar'. book hous-e close- tor
a week and volunteer- begin to,
plan for the -prmng .ale ir. April.
Volunteers are still needed tor
Saturday, s-ale and can contact
Ltz lone- at 37b-nt41 to sign up
for a shilt
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David Brush, co-chairman of Alachua County Library District's Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, cat-
egorizes books for this weekend's sale. The event has taken place annually for 51 years.
Local band will celebrate new disc Saturday night
* MORNINGBELL RELEASES
SECOND ALBUM THIS YEAR.
By MATT CLEAR
There was a four-year gap be-
tween the release of New Order's
"Get Ready" and "Waiting for the
Sirens' Call" albums. My Bloody
Valentine? We're still waiting for the
follow-up to 1991's "Loveless," and
probably will be forever.
Gainesville's Morningbell is
about to buck the trend by releasing
its second album in less than a year.
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The band's debut full-length,
"Learning by Musical Montage,"
arrived last December to critical
acclaim. After an eventful year in-
cluding a show with Robert Sledge,
bassist for Ben Folds Five, an ap-
pearance on NPR and countless
shows in Gainesville and around
Florida, the band is about to cap it
all with "Forgetting to Wake Up,"
due out Saturday.
Singer-guitarist Travis Atria, also
the group's principal songwriter,
said there's no secret to writing
so many songs in a short space of
"It just happens," he said, shrug-
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The process certainly hasn't
been forced or rushed; the group
could afford the luxury of scrapping
"maybe six or seven songs." There's
no.danger of any filler here.
The new album shows continued
musical maturation from the band,
who arrived in Gainesville playing
Hendrix-style blues-rock, before
progressing to Flaming Lips-esque
psychedelic pop, which character-
ized its last record. Things have
"It's a lot more jazz-influ-
enced," offered keyboardist Stacie
Fans can rest assured that a
changing sound does not equate to
a dip in quality, however.
As Atria said, "We're better at
everything now. Playing, writing,
even recording techniques. The
whole thing fits together better."
To mark the occasion, the band is
holding a CD-release party Saturday
at the Atlantic, 15 N Main St., which
Atria promises will be the biggest
show they've ever done.
"We're pulling out all the stops,"
Atria said. "We're pulling out stops
that haven't even been invented
The show presents an extra chal-
"It [expletive] sucks,
Pierce Brosnan, on being
dumped as 007 after four
successful films, to Premiere
lenge for the band as it will only be
its second with new drummer Evan
Mitchell, -although they have been
practicing hard to get him up to
speed and are evidently ready and
excited about the show.
Clearly, the band isn't about to
rest on its laurels.
They've already started thinking
about album number three, said
bassist Eric Atria, Travis's brother.
"Right before we finished this
one, this idea struck Travis and we
all just sat in the living room and
talked about it, and we all got ex-
cited about it," he said. "It's under
wraps though, hush-hush."
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Lecture highlights local haunts
By JUNE CAPPIELLO
Avenue Writer 9 ,0
It's that time of year again the
time for horror flicks, haunted
houses and ghost stories around the
And if you want to know more
about ghosts and inexplicable phe-
nomena, there's no better authority
than Andrew Nichols.
He said he's seen ghosts, but he
opts to 'call them "recurrent local-
Nichols, who has investigated
600 cases of ghosts, hauntings and
other paranormal phenomena, will
present a lecture at SFCC from 7 to 9
p.m. Oct. 31.
He teaches courses on psychol-
ogy and psychotherapy at City
College and is an adjunct professor
at SFCC for parapsychology and
In his lecture, "Ghosts, Hauntings
and More," Nichols will talk about
interesting cases he has encoun-
tered such as his investigation at the
Dragsholm Castle in Denmark.
The 800-year-old castle, which is
now used as a hotel, has been the lo-
cation for recurring sightings of Den
Hvide Dame, or The White Lady.
"I actually observed an appari-
tion, which is rare," Nichols said..
"It was at night, and at the time
I was the only person staying in the
There were other people at the
restaurant on the first floor, he
said, but he was the only one on the
fourth floor, where the apparition.is
It is the same floor that the skel-
etal remains of a woman who was
entombed in the wall more than 400
years ago can be seen through a hole
in the wall.
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The Hippodrome Theatre Is one of the places ghost hunter Andrew Nichols has investigated. Nich-
ols says that most ghost sightings, appear between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., with a peak at 1 a.m.
But sightings only account for 27
percent of cases, Nichols said.
Most are auditory.
Nichols remembers one case in
which a strange wailing sound was
heard almost every night.
Upon investigation, he was able
to track it to a piece of pipe that
made an eerie wailing sound when
the wind blew in a certain direc-
"A lot of the time it's squirrels
in the attic or branches scratching
against windows combined with
overactive imaginations," Nichols
said of non-paranormal causes.
In fact, 87 percent of cases report-
ed are accounted for by "something
else," he said.
Nichols teaches a six-week
course titled "Ghost Hunter" at
SFCC, which teaches the basic skills
for paranormal field investigation
and how to detect non-paranormal
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Although most cases reported
in the Gainesville area are private
residences, Nichols has investigated
well-known locations thought to be
He has come to both the Herlong
Mansion in Micanopy and the
Hippodrome State Theatre.
He has also collected data about
apparition sightings and found that
encounters peak between 10 p.m.
and 3 a.m., with a particular peak
at 1 a.m.
He has also found that women
are three times more likely to report
a sighting than men.
"August is actually the peak time
for apparition sightings," he said.
"And surprisingly, October is the
For more information on Nichols'
lecture, "Ghosts, Hauntings and
More" call 395-5193.
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However, when Burton decided
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Last year, more than 3,500 people roamed Haile's
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The first Oktoberfest was a five-day royal wed-
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Since then, it has grown into a billion-dollar
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In Munich, festivities begin with a shout from the
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Summer comic accentuates relationship drama
By KAROLENA BIELECKI
Take some Mod kids throw in some
scooters, set your story in 1988 Los
Angeles, and it appears you have the
recipe for success.
But in the case of Eric Stephenson and
Jamie McKelvie's "Long Hot Summer,"
you're sorely mistaken.
"Long Hot Summer" is the story of
two friends named Ken and Steve. Ken,
the least liked in their group of hipster
friends, manages to pick up this gorgeous
Ashley meets Steve, who is a sharp
dresser and has
.0 **F beautiful blue eyes.
S I Before long, Ashley
and Ken cease to be
S I -l an item. Steve and
S l Ashley hit it off and
Steve betrays his
' fi E friend. Or does he?
i slI S* That's it, in a nut-
shell. It's the kind
of story your friend would tell you, and
you'd just roll your eyes because you don't
want to hear about the drama.
Eric Stephenson, who has been in the
comics industry for over 10 years, and
Jamie McKelvie, who has contributed to
many other projects in the past including
"Hopeless Savages," have created a graph-
ic novel without any life. It's only saving
grace is the era it's set in, because I have to
admit, McKelvie's art is pretty fun.
The man can draw a mean scooter and
set of go-go boots. But when it comes to
the 1988 scene the story is placed in, it's
The book could have been more con-
temporary and nothing about the story
Perhaps this was Stephenson's inten-
tion, to show that time doesn't change
anything between friends or relationships.
If it was, there's really no proof of it.
Sure, it's a real story about real people
and no one's wearing any spandex, but
that's not where it faults.
None of the characters are endearing.
You just don't care about what happens
"Long Hot Summer" hit shelves in
September as a small black-and-white
graphic novel from Image Comics.
If you think it sounds good because you
dig soap operas or like to see men act catty,
I implore you to check it out, but I feel it
But it will only put you out about eight
bucks, so even if you hate it, you can't be
too bitter about it.
New Franz repetitive, unique; Neil Young de-stresses
You Could Have it So
With a lead singer
whose edgy voice is reminiscent of
Jim Morrison and a Jet-like jumpy
tone, Franz Ferdinand's second
album is promising, though some-
'times repetitive. The band varies
its tempo, but its constant beat
tends to sound a little rehearsed in
the first three songs and continues
to do so throughout the CD.
The guitar style gives the album
a total Doors feel, and frontman
Alex Kapranos isn't too shabby
But the cheesy lyrics, such as,
"I love the sound of you walking
away," in the song "Walk Away,"
just make me hurt for the band's
hot sound that has absolutely
nothing to say.
"Walk Away" makes you
bounce and bob your head, and it's
great for party background music
because it's never boring.
As for sitting and ponder-
ing the world, Franz Ferdinand
should leave that to emo kids like
.Dashboard Confessional's Chris
"Fade Together" will make you
a little misty eyed, and the chords
cleverly lead into the chorus in
hopes of fading "together" and
"forever." The Scotland-based
band and its newest album has
had huge success in the UK, and
also a good reception in the United
States, where they are on tour.
Although the album is repeti-
tious, the sound is unique. Make
sure you don't intend to sleep to it,
though. That won't happen.
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Picture blue skies,
a beach and the greatest ham-
mock ever. This man will lull you
into an amazing de-stress zone
that most college students can't
Brass instruments and a har-
monica combine with guitar and
drums to give legendary Neil
Young's newest album a cool
Songs like "It's a Dream,"
which features violins in the
background, let Young's listeners
visualize the prairie wind he is
Even though his chord pro-
gressions are predictable, the
music is so calming that you
don't want to turn it off.
It can get a little quicker and
racier on songs like "Prairie
Wind," the number that gives
the album its name, but Young
puts you right in the Midwest
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magazine, Neil Young proves he
isn't too old to write hits, and he
isn't young enough to confuse
the meaning of true happiness.
Looks like he still has that
heart of gold that got him into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and the Canadian Music Hall
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14, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
Grad student proves animals have problems too
~~A;rWON'T (OQtE OOT
You're not the only one who
Meet the shark with poor body
image, the skunk that claims to
drink only socially but isn't fool-
ing anyone, or the anti-Semitic
kitten. Animals have problems
.com is a Web comic by Zach
VandeZande, a 24-year-old
English graduate student at
Sam Houston State University in
Huntsville, Texas. VandeZande
started the Web comic in June.
"I was sitting around feeling
particularly bad about myself
and the other comic I was doing
at the time," he said.
"I doodled a little shark on my
piece of paper. Then, on a whim, I
had him say 'Oh God! I'm so fat!'
and the rest is history."
VandeZande takes sugges-
tions for animals, problems, and
animals with problems from
people who visit his site.
"I'm still at the point that I can
personally respond to every one
of them, and I think that's pretty
important," he said.
VandeZande isn't the only
one taking comics to the Internet.
Chris Ashurst, a Gainesville
resident and Java programmer
for a local insurance company,
has created a free program
called Chalupa, available at http:
chalupa.telestatic.net, to help
people get their Web comics
"I recognized the fact that
whilst a lot of talented artistic-
types are pretty handy with pen
and ink, they more often than not
know very little about putting to-
gether a Web site with their work
on it," Ashurst said.
Ashurst said he feels Web
comics are the next logical step
for comic strips.
"I know a lot of people that
will do a scan of their local daily
just to see what
Cathy is up
to, or what
will do next.
So why wait
until the next day, when there's
already a fully indexed archive of
all your favorite comics probably
online and waiting for you?" he
Web-based comics seem to free
up the artists' creativity as well.
"It's almost like in'indepen-
dent music, where- there is a
sense of 'us against them' rather
than internal competition in the
scene," he said.
VandeZande said he enjoys
taking the reader's expectations
and throwing them out the win-
"Chinchilla, that was super
hard to draw, so I drew a chimi-
changa instead," he said.
Jessica Hyman, 18, a freshman
at SFCC, found Animalshavepro
blemstoo.com after clicking on a
link in a friend's away message a
few months ago.
"It is really random and just
silly," she said, "which is why.I
Hyman, who reads another
Web comic, CtrlAltDelete, daily,
said she is. drawn to Web comics
because they are fun.
"How many kids read comic
books as a child and wanted
to make their own?" she said.
Karolena easier than find-
Bielecki ing something
Get Graphic in a comic book
email@example.com shop," she said.
Mitchell, a 20-
year-old junior studying new
media at UF, is a fan of Web
comics like Penny-arcade.com
and CtrlAltDelete. He also said
the Internet has advantages over
"Web comics can cover sub-
jects that would otherwise be
inappropriate or unappealing to
people reading the Sunday pa-
per," Mitchell said.
VandeZande's Web comic isn't
making him a millionaire, but it
does have its rewards.
"It's a great big ego trip,"
VandeZande said. "Seriously,
though, when I get someone tell-
ing me that they get to work early
to read it, that kind of crap just
Check it out at www.animals
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 15
Battle! prepares for war at Midtown tonight
T e rallying cry rang out like Riley Kenny (guitar), Bill Kurtz back to Florida from Boston. Linking sensation of sound. Guitars bark again," Kenny said. "If we want to
assembly of rhapsodic (guitar), Kevin Casey (bass) and Jim up with Bruce, the duo began the and chug out riffs that rattle like write a song about prank calls, we
cornets: Johnny, get your Bruce (drums) all had previously search for a guitarist and bassist and a rabid war machine. Brown's do it. If we want to write a song
gun. Attracting thousands, men been involved -with bands playing finally found each with Kenny and vocals are especially vicious, about all the sketchy people -that
answered the call of duty, which heavy music, but no other group Casey, respectively. With such a primal sound, one walk the streets of Gainesville, we
was to them a glamorous, heroic fully satisfied any of the current What resulted might expect the do it. Simple as that."
fight against the Hun. Of course, Battle! members. was a self-released David Low same old type of This attitude gives the band
only when they were huddled in the the mus EP titled "You're lyrics that usually.
trenches, mortars falling, rifles blaz- Playlist come part and an appropriate approach to its
ing, did they realize their naivete. tard," Kenny said. "We bring many All Dead To Me." firstname.lastname@example.org parcel with such 'music. When asked about its
War does not sound like a jubilant influences to this, including hard- Shortly after the music; however, live performances, the band sim-
parade. No. It sounds more akin to core punk, thrash, speed and death release, second Battle! does not ply stated, "We destroy towns."
Gainesville's hardcore band, Battle! metal, screamo and many others." guitarist Kurtz joined the band, dredge up the status quo of hardcore If true, Gainesville will be In, ruins
Forming ranks in February 2005, Brown initiated Battle!'s for- coming all the way from Boston. song crafting. tonight at about 9 p.m., with the
Battle! band members James Brown mation through networking on Battle!'s seven-track, "You're "Our songs aren't the cliche epicenter of the destruction at
(lead vocals, not Godfather of Soul), MySpace.com as he was moving All Dead To Me" is a brutal pre- topics that are sung over and over Midtown, 919 W University Ave.
Chapel Hill band combines rock 'n' roll with deep South
By RACHAEL RYALS
Editor's note: Southern Culture On The
Skids was scheduled to perform with
locals Dbl Wide Friday at Abbey Road, but
the show was canceled due to the threat
of Hurricane Wilma. Other Florida tour
dates were canceled as well.
Southern Culture on the Skids' music has
been called everything from geek-surf rock
to psychedelic honky-tonk, but drummer
David Hartman just calls the music "fun."
The music has a little bit of everything,
from country and rock to surf and soul,
A big influence was the variety of music
on AM radio that the band grew up listen-
The South is also a big influence. Songs
like "Doublewide," "Carve the Possum"
and "White Trash" all celebrate the Southern
culture the band grew up in.
Lyrics are laced with Southern good-
ies like corn liquor, learning to dance in
Mississippi, white trash and dirt track
If the lyrics are not enough to entertain
you, the bands' rock 'n' roll music with a
At times, the music sounds like Elvis
playing the Ramones. At other times, im-
ages of Chuck Berry playing Outkast come
Picture Patsy Cline meets The Beach Boys
or any other Frankenstein combination, and
you can imagine why people are continually
making up new names for the music.
Southern Culture is a stylish bunch who
are as fun to look as to listen to.
Bassist Mary Huff brings out her best
beehive wigs, shortest skirts and flashiest
go-go boots, while the gentlemen, Hartman
and guitarist Rick Miller, are nerd-cool with
plaid pants, "pork pie" hats and checkered
Another thing you may notice besides
the very'stylish vintage outfits is the drum-
mer standing up while playing.
"My hemorrhoids are so bad," Hartman
There is never a dull moment while inter-
viewing or watching SCOTS.
Luckily for Gainesville, Southern Culture
stops by our fair city on every tour.
The band, which formed in Chapel Hill,
N.C., in 1985, has eight full-length albums
including the new "Mojo Box."
The official Web site brags that "Only
the best 'natural' ingredients available were
used in the making of Mojo Box.
It is just what the doctor ordered. Listen
twice daily and repeat as necessary."
Hartman said even after all the years of
making music, somehow the band continues
to write songs that rock.
"The end result, it always ends up sound-
ing like a Southern Culture on the Skids re-
cord, no matter what the process," Hartman
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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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Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
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$325 to $575
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Union Properties 373-7578
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*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
1 MONTH FREE[ Downtown 4BR 2BA
house w/Living & family rooms, fireplace,
parquet flMors, washer/dryer, $1050/rent
1525 NE 6th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
4/2 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 HOUSEAVAILABLE
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 Affordablel 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-
1st 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
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. 561-912-6223, 954-755-1728,
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3BR/1 BA Duplex $600
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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
*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-
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
Going, Going, GONEII
2BR/1BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248 -
4/3 Walking distance to UF
Newly remodeled. W/D. Carport and huge
yard. Call 352-283-2828 10-31-20-2
$380 only per mo. Private BR & BA. Very well
maintained unit. Laundry room facilities, full
kitchen. Includes all util + DSL. 10 min from
UF. 954-830-8468. email@example.com
3BR/2BA at NW area. Central Ht/Ac and ceil-
ing fans. Fenced back yard and car port, spa-
cious and clean. Ready for short term lease
(4 to 6 months). $950. Call 352-375-6754.
(no section 8th). 11-3-20-2
3BR/1.5BA plus an extra space at the NW
area. Central Ht/Ac and ceiling fans. Fenced
back yard. Carpet and tile. W&D hook ups.
Clean and spacious. Ready to move-in.
$850. Call 352-375-6754. (no section 8th).
Duplex 2BR/1 BA. New tile, New carpet, New
paint, cent AC/heat, W/D,hk up. Wallk/bike
to UF. 408 NW 5th Ave. Unit A $695/mo.,
Ist/last/sec. www.gatorpads.comr. 284-0316
or 281-0733 10-20-10-2
Huge 1 BR/1 BA 1000 SF (Incl. garage)
15 sec. Walk to UF & 13th St/Univ. Ave
Garage, wood floors & tiled Kitchen
Next to UBS and Mellow Mushroom
$500 +dep. 373-0006 10-25-10-2
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
Near Law School 3-1. $1200/mo
lst/Last/Sec Pref Grad Std. No Pets, W/D
Hook up, Dish, WD Firs., Cent: A/C, Gas
Heat, Trees Call Tom >8PM or Wkd. 954-
Spring semester lease. 1Br/1Ba in 4Br/4Ba
condo. Beautiful wood floors, washer/dryer,
$425 ALL included. Cable, HBO, internet
(352) 328-4551 10-27-10-2
2 Rms. All w/Screened Balconies. $250/mo.
Located between UF & SFCC. W/ Bus Route.
Close to Mall & NFRMC. On site W/D, Pool,
Gym, Tennis, and Other amenities. Sparrow
Condo (352) 514-3425 10-20-5-2
3BR/2BA home in Capri, 2 car garage, alarm,
fenced backyard, pool, gym, tennis, and
more $1250/mo or negot, move in today. Call
392-5989 or 646-238-4156 10-20-5-2
MILL PONDI 2BR/2BA Patio home,
Vaulted ceilings, screen porch, garage,
newer carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent
368 NW 48th Boulevard
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
3207 W. University Ave.
Furnished + pool table, W/D, 2 car garage,
off street parking, tile-floors.
Campus Realty 692-3800 10-28-10-2
Large NW 3BR/2BA near downtown/UF,
wood floors, cent a/h, fireplace/den,
2000+sf., $1100, extra BR/BA for $1i0 more
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 ex 2
1731 NW 6th Street 12-7-35-2
Reasonably priced NW 3BR house,
1200sf, washer/dryer, den, eat-in kitchen,
garage, large maintained yard $720
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1731 NW 6th Street 12-7-35-2
Talismar, SW 1 BR near vet school & hospi-
tals, cent h/a, enclosed courtyard, includes
water & trash, $375 ebaurmanagement.com
375-7104 ex 2 1731 NW 6th St. 12-7-35-2
Colonial Oaks,, SW 2BR/1.5BA TH,
convenient to shops, UF, 1-75, two
screened porches, washer/dryer $550
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 ex.2
1731 NW 6th St. 12-7-35-2
3BR/2BA. Large living room, dining room,
den, screened room. wood floors, A/C, W/D,
..pirvacy fence. NS, no pets. 1140 NE 10th
Ave. $850/mo. Call 213-6374 or 375-6854
1/1 in DUCKPOND
$500/mo. 1/1/06 7/31/06. 304C NE 6th St.
W/D on site. Contact Melissa at 813-310-
9152, or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-31-10-2
1 Room Available in a beautiful and clean
house. Comes w/wood firs., pool, workout
room, W/D, DSL, maid, & great roommates.
No deposit or lease required. Call Justin 336-
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20thAve. 11-2-10-2
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U For Rent
BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
2BR, 1.5 TOWNHOUSE
Patio, privacy rear, amenities, bike to cam-
pus 386-328-6229 Iv msg or cell 386-972-
4647. $475 + deposit. 11-7-14-2
2 GREAT HOUSES IN NW
3/2 Tile & carpet, fenced yd, WID, DW + den
$895 each. 1801 NW 38th Dr. Avail now:
1315 &tV 39th Dr. Available Nov 1. 352-219-
6453 or 352-514-1257 11-4-12-2
COBBLESTONE APT FOR RENT 2/2l!!
1275 sq ft. Free HBO & cable. W/D, porch,
townhouse style. 1.9 mi to UF. Pool view,
walking closets, tanning bed FREE. $1004/
mo. Call 561-602-0195. Pet Friendly. 10-
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CHERRY TREE SUBDIVISION
3BR/2BA, 1-story, 2 car garage, quiet street,.
screened porch, fenced yard, fireplace,
vaulted ceilings. Near Norton Elementary.
$1475/mo. Bob 954-383-0552 11-2-10-2
Bike to UF. 2BR/1.5BA. New kitchen. Close
to Shands. $495.00 sec WiD hookups. Call
Karen 317-4006. 3204 SW 24 Way. Agent.
FREE MONTH'S RENT 2BR/2.5BA town
home. New tile entire first floor, new carpet
entire second floor & new paint in all. W/D,
1.5 mi. to UF in NW. $750/mo (pets ok) Avail.
irfmed. Call 772-708-7048 11-9-21-2
all Subleases -
Sublease @ COUNTRYSIDE!
1Br/1 Ba. in 4Br/4Ba condo..
$400 all included!!
(352) 328-4551 10-27-10-3
LargeTl/1), two-houses from Norman Hall
on SW 6th Ave., carport, additional closet
w/sink, fireplace, gated covered porch, walk
to class in 10. $500 Call Jody 352-281-5666
Studio Apt avail behind Butler Plaza from
Nov 2005 to July 2006. First mon free, sec
dep and sub fee req. Rent $419/mo and util
sep. Contact 262-2471 10-21-5-3
. 1BR/1BA House .across the street from
campus off Univ. Available late Dec., assume
lease until 8/06. $415/mo. Length/price ne-
got. all Will @ 352-562-1191 email@example.com
Spacious 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA townhouse.
Close to campus on bus rt 20. Pets welcome.
24-hr gym, pool. W/D in unit. Free internet.
$350 + 1/2 utils/OBO. Males only. Contact
Katie 352-213-5425 10-31-10-3
Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in a
2BR/2BA Furnished, all utils. incl., high spd.
internet, 5 HBO channels, W/D, no pets.
Available ASAP. $479/mo 352-514-7741 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 10-31-10-3
ARBOR APT. 1BR/1BA apt. All new carpets
& appliances. Available Jan. to May. MUST
SUBLEASE $390/mo OBO. Call 321-695-
New 2BR/2BA apt. Available now! Lease
ends in July. No deposit and one free month
of rent! Located at Hampton Oaks behind the
mall. $865/Mo. Contact Anna 228-547-0872
or 253.,988-3584 10-24-5-3
APT FOR SUBLEASE
SunBay Apt. 1BR/1BA $460/mo. Keep de-
posit. Must sublease ASAP. Lease ends Dec.
Opt to renew. ONLY $230 for Nov. Call Nick
Countryside @ University Condo. 2
bedrooms available in 4BR/4BA for
$425/ea. Cable, water, elec incl except
phone..Call Irvin 904-610-0967 or email
Cute 1BR/1BA. 1 of 3 apts in house on
3 acres on Archer Rd. Available now or
January. Pets welcome, no extra charge.
$400/mo incl cable + 1/4 utils. Call Anna at
Melrose 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Furnishings,
utils, internet & cable included. W/D in unit.
B-ball, V-ball, tennis, 2 pools, spa, fitness
room, game room & computer lab. $367/mo
Available Dec Aug 916-295-4090 10-25-
5. 1 Roommates 3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-?777
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
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. 11-1-30-4
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 10-20-21-4
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
4BR/4BA COUNTRYSIDE APT.
Close to UF on bus rt. W/D, utils, cable w/
HBO,DSL incl. $390/rrm/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 R
$475/mo + 1/4 util, furn, W/D,
DW, pvt bath, DSL. 3 blocks from
UF. Call Dave @ 954-821-6229 1l
W ,. It
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
Female student fo join 2 females for own BR
in attractive 3BR house near NW 8th Ave,
3mi from UF on bus rte. #43, tile/hardwood,
$275/mo+ 1/3 GRU & HSInternet-digital
cable, avail now. 381-5597 or 332-3852
Unfurnished BR for rent in brand new spa-
cious condo w/2 female UF students. NW
55th St. Call Lisa for details @ 352-374-6636
3BR/Pvt BA. Available 1/1/06. 6-12 month
lease. Perfect for grad/intl. students.
Sparkling. Furn/unfum. Large home in
Kirkwood. $400-$500 +util. 352-375-6996 or
Furn apt $325mo utilities sublet
Melrose college complex, parking
priv bath, washer/dryer, bus
share w 3 others, pool, 1-75
btw Archer + Newberry (954)732-1863 10-
$250 Nice large room in cool house near
UF. DSL, W/D, big fenced yard, great stu-
dent roommates, good study atmosphere.
Flexible lease 371-9409 10-31-15-4
Male roommate for 1 room in 2BR/2.5BA in
Victoria Station. Share kitchen, family rm.,
W/D. Community pool. $450/mo + utilities.
Avail Jan. 1 Call 954-303-1104 or 954-242-
4633 email@example.com 11-8-20-4
Great neighborhood: 2of 3 BR's avail: $360,
$400, $500 (pvt BA &entrance) + 1/3 utils.
Bright space, hi ceilings, carport Perfect for
artist or kind, responsible. persons. 374-7038
Looking for a 3rd Female Roommate to
share beautiful 3BR/2BA condo within
Cypress Point. All util. inc., internet & cable.
On bus route 20. Close to mall. $400/mo.
Call Lauren (352)871-3831 10-21-7-4
THE LINKS @ HAILE PLANTATION i
ow. 1BA furn. in 2BR/2BA apt., 1st floor, hi
walk-in closet, W/D, cable, water & hi s
M/F to share w/3 UF students. No party ani-
mals please. 4Br/3Ba house. Newly remod-
eled. Close to UF. Fully furn. incl. W/D, cable,
i-net, You Pay 1/4 utils. $350/mo $250 Sec
dep. No pets/NS. Avail. Now 386-212-1578
Roommate needed for 3Br/2Ba apt in SW
20th Ave Now. $300 +1/3util. On UF busline.
HI-spd intnt, pool & TV Cable. Free UF pk.
Call 219-7309. firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 3BR/3BA avail in
4BR/4BA Jan 1. Ethernet & util incl. W/D,
nicely furn, secure. Exercise/pool, direct bus
to UF 3 min. $465/mo/room. Vanessa 352-
217-3464, Flo 352;,636-4814 10-31-11-4
1BR. avail NOW 5 min. to UF. Free digital
cable. $300/mo + 1/3 util. Female or male,
non-smoker 352-332-2234, 352-514-1441
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
$250/mo + 1/3 until
Roommate wanted. 1 room in 3BR apt.
Archer & 34th St. area. Please call 514-4565
Female roommate wanted for 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse. Oak Forest Apts. Call Felisha @
M/F roommate for unfurnished room in 3BR/
3BA. W/D, DW, pool, tennis, fitness, close to
UF. $270 + shared util. Available Nov. 1st.
Terry 352-262-7778 10-25-5-4
Female roommate, student preferred,
needed to share with other female student
in a 2BR/1 BA house. Avail in Nov. Hardwood
floors, W/D, fenced backyard near Ward's.
$325/mo + 1/2 util. Pets ok. 352-283-6304
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! 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 10-31-48-5
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5
internet. incl. AWESOME view. $550/mo Call
0-21-15-4 Joe 352-258-3642 10-26-10-4
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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II| Real Estate
l iFurnishings M Bj For Sale
CONDO FOR SALE
2BR/2.5BA, 1176 sq. ft. Built in 2002.
$150,000. Call Tony Nguyen at 407-
738-2168.-For more details please visit
Nice and clean .office space at NW area
includes 3/2, full kitchen and 2BA. Central
Ht/Ac and ceiling fans. private drive way and
rear parking space. Near banks and post of-
fice. Call 352-375-6754 10-20-10-5
3bdrm/1bth/den, 1314 sqft., remodeled,
tile floors, new carpet, near Eastside High
School, $89,900. Financing Available. For
appts. Ms. Eddie today at 352-505-4564 of-
fice, 407-722-4093 cell. 10-25-13-5
ARCHER Two story 3x1 home on 5.4 flat,
green, usable acres cross fenced barn
- paddock two 12x40' new steel storage
units many extras. AHHR @ 352-250-5138
SHERWOOD FOREST 4 2.5 1. Douglas
built home. This is the best of the best with
dozens of extras magnificent home priced
right! AHHR @ 352-250-5138 for full details.
BIG LAKE SANTA FE 2X2X2 Lake Front
Home. Boat house pier private slip boat
barn treed beautiful elevated and land-
scaped lot. AHHR 352-250-5138 11-2-10-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-7-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
'w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 12-7-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
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
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
BEDS Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 S 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.
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 Squeen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New -Location* 140'NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**
Brand name matching sets not used. or re-
furbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory!
A better product at a better price. Wholesale
Furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
Archer Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can 'Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-7-72-6
Bedroom Set Brand New! Still in boxes! HB
$125, NS $75, Dresser $135, Mirror $75,
Chest $135. Can Deliver. (352) 264-9799
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 Brand New! Loveseat $170 Still
in package, never used. Can Del. 376-1600
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-7-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
"Full $90 Queen $110 King $170*"
Orthopedic pillow-top -sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$115 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. 'Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846, 12-7-72-6
Futon $160 Solid Oak Mission Style with
plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box.
Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-7-72-6
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-7-59-6
LA-Z-BOY DOUBLE RECLINER
Color is blue. $200 For more information call
Rolly at 357-239-6989 10-21-10-6
NICE SINGLE BED
Mattress, boxspring & frame. Nearly new.
COST PAY FOR THIS AD. 331-2987 10-
.4 A+amTputEr aEwE
*'; We- Make" Mouse- CA&U!
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek.
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
Cash Paid Laptop. PCs
SALES 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
352.219.292 8 .n
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-
a l Electronics
722 S. Main 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
Car stereo, car alarms, mobile video, mobile
navigation, custom wheels and tires, and
automobile performance at Sound Depot &
Performance. 374-7700 sdp-alligator.com.
'Scooters from $599. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th t.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-7-72-11
CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-376-9096
Please leave a message.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11
2004 Keen 202T Scooter
935 miles. Yellow and black. Tag & title
included. Owned by UF grad. 45-50 mph.
$700/OBO. Call after 5pm at 870-7714 10-.
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr s.vc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12
Continued on next page.
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 U.ensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, 'Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10
Like to drink cheap beer?
Everything you need to drink draft beer $400.
Call 352-494-4399 10-24-7-10
*Pair of turntables. One Techniques Fine
Culture, one Gemini TT 2000 and one car-
rying coffin. In good shape $250 040 gallon
aquarium w/wrought iron stand $50 Call
Alexa 281-1588 10-26-5-10
*NEW GATOR LOGO ITEM*
Cool Hand Painted Bamboo Curtains.
Excellent for dorm, home, party room or gift!
GO TO; www.pikopro.com
BEER MIRRORS collectibles. NEON,
BEER LIGHTS & more. ALSO have used
Maytag WASHER works fine; asking $100
on washer, make offer on signs, etc. Call
481-9370 aft 5:30. 10-20-2-10
Save $100's on Tavertine or granite for your
next job/project. Call Joel at 359-3216 at
Jackson LLC. 11-2-10-10
| Motorcycles, Mopeds
** 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
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
20, ALLIGATOR a THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
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 or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
2001 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE ES
sedan automatic, A/C, green with gray cloth,
power everything, 76k, clean, $5600 OBO
352-514-1800 email@example.com 10-
HONDA ACCORD '93 EX. 5 spd, A/C, CD,
crusie. Power windows, locks, and moon
roof. 2nd owner, 134k mi. Runs well. $2,800
OBO, 335-8789 10-20-7-12
1993 Saturn Gold 4DR, 4 cyl., 5 speed, am/fmr
stereo, a/c, 108K miles. Excellent condition
and great on gas. Asking $2000 OBO. Call
352-377-5191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '02
1.8L. Automatic. AC. Power windows and
door locks. 43,200 miles. $7600 OBO Call
2002 Honda Accord EX Coupe
43K Miles Excellent Cond: Auto A/C, CD,
moon .roof, steal at $12,000 OBO Call 352-
FORD TAURUS GL WAGON 96
1 owner, 105k mi, 3 ltrN-6, 20-28 mpg, 3rd
seat, automatic. Good condition. $3000/
OBO. Call 352-495-3324 10-24-5-12
1998 DODGE NEON
Black, manual, 17" rims, reliable and
clean. Great on gas. 106k miles. $2,000
OBO Call 352-359-5399 or e-mail
96 CHEVY CAMARO
Straight, green, AC, tinted windows, airbags,
keyless entry, AM/FM/CD, $3500/OBO 352-
*WE PAY CASH*
For unwanted vehicles
Any year, make, model, mileage, condi-
tion. Free towing. Up to $250 for junkers
*M 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
TraWsport 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. 10-28-73-13
WANT TO BUY
BROKEN XBOX, PSP, DS
*fl Help Wanted J
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! $250. 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 NW6th 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 ExcelA/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
J^U Help Wanted
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.
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Sruvey Research Center
M-F 9:30am-gpm 408'W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
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
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
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
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-7-65-14
Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard
workers for all positions. Cashiers (fullday
availability) & lineworkers. (AM 8:30-1) &
(PM 1,2-6). Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd. Across
from Home Depot. No phone calls please.
PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person. Windmeadows Apt. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP. 10-31-28-14
Get Paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Now paying drivers $800-$3200 a month.
Pick up your free car key today.
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 @
Now hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS at Dirty
Birds 1802 W. University Ave. 352-271-9555.
Also looking for NEW BANDS. Drop off
Up to $300/shift. Many Positions Avail.
No exp. req. FTIPT. 1-80b-806-0082 ext
) m i Help Wanted
1HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
avail. Apply in person 3105 SW 34th St.
PART TIME WAREHOUSE POSITION
AVAIL National company, flexible hours.
(M-F) 20-25 hrs/wk. Apply in person at
3005 SW Williston Rd or send resume:
for 3 yr. old and 1 yr. old. $10/hr. Non-smoker.
Refs. required. 246-5430 10-20-3-14
DEMOCRATIC CALL CENTER
Phone reps. needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus. 352-
371-5888 X 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Drive.
PT CLEANING SERVICE
Flexible hours. Great for college students.
Excellent pay. No exp. nec. 378-8252 10-
Tutors needed at local schools for No Child
Left Behind Program. Hourly rate is $10-25.
Must be available after school or Saturdays.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Now hiring experienced -LINE COOKS.
Competitive salary, paid vacation, insurance.
Full or part time availability. Apply in person
to Rafferty's Restaurant. 3410 SW Archer
Rd., Behind the CVS. 10-25-10-14
Earn between $10-$20/hr! Gatorfood.com
Flexible schedule, great opportunity.
For infor. contact Meghan 379-3663
I will pay well for your time to help student
taking Finance FIN 3403.
Fax 352-335-8566 or e-mail to
20-25 hrs./wk. 1PM-7PM Availability.
Personality plus. Fax resume 332-0895
CASHIER PT, approx. 25hrs./wk. Mornings,
afternoons or evenings. ADA'S CLOTHES
REPAIR 336-0164 12-7-35-14
Local Church Looking for Nursery Attendants
Sunday 7:30AM-12:30PM $10/hr. Contact
Pastor Mike Lozano @ (352) 378-2915
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed. .13th St.
Dominos now hiring 10 drivers. Closing driv-
ers earn $100 to $125 each night. Apply @
2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337 11-2-15-14
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus is looking for experienced, profes-
sional waitstaff for a new bistro. Must have
exceptional custohner service skills and a
knowledge of wines. Pay is based on experi-
ence, we offer competitive benefits and a
great working environment. Apply online at
Classic Fare Caterihg, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for baquet staff and
supervisors. Flexible hours, competitive pay
and a great working environment. No experi-
ence necessary, we will train. Apply in person
at the Classic Fare Catering Office located on
the first floor of Reitz Union or apply online at
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for experienced, profes-
sional full and part time bartenders. Must
have exceptional customer service skills and
a knowledge of wines. Pay is based on ex-
perience, we offer competitive benefits and
a great working environment. Apply online at
*21 Help Wanted I
Are you America's Next TOP Personality?
Earn $70 for a 5 hour event!
Promoting brands by
and demonstrating products to
consumers. Part-time, weekends,
and typically 4-6 hours. Apply online
Now Hiring Cooks, Apply Between 2 & 4
Mon-Fri, Calico Jacks 3501 SW 2nd Ave
Creekside Mall. 10-27-10-14
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8+ while having fun! Positions begin
immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our website.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then go
to Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. NO
RESUMES.) Nights and weekends a must.
18+ only. 10-21-6-14
DELIVERY PERSONS WITH VEHICLE
WANTED to distribute telephone directories
throughout G'ville area. For more info call
1-800-388-8255 x80542 10-26-9-14
Great Environment/Wknds./Fle,;. Hrs
No Phone Calls/Must Have Experience
E-mail references to
Service Coordinators for ARSG, large co. w/
int'l clients. Facilitate repairs b/t enduser, tech
& dealer. Enthusiastic, strong phone & com-
puter exp. for growing Gville firm. MF 85 ben-
efits. Resume to email@example.com
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 5 pm
Monday through Thursday and leave a mes-
sage. EOE/DFWP 10-21-5-14
(DOB 1/1/79); 5'03",
160 Ibs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of Probation
Warrant for Possession of a
Call (352) 372-STOP
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 21
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is
looking for a mature and dedicated individ-
ual to fill a part time position as Call Center
Operator. Position responsibilities will include
answering telephones, data entry and other
receptionist duties. The postioh will require
some nighttime hours as well as weekends.
Applicants should fax a cover letter and
resume to Sharra Luke @ 352-334-7763 or
fill out an application at 4039 West Newberry
Road, Gainesville, FL 32607. EOE/DFWP
PT inventory control, flexible hours.
Great job for students! Will work around
class schedule. Apply at Concessions
Office, South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium next to the Gator Sport Shop.
PT Supervisors needed. Days, nights,
weekends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job!
Apply at Concessions Office, South End
Zone Ben Hill next to the Gator Sport
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE/BILLING CLERK
For site work construction office. Quickbooks
experience preferred. Ideal for business or
accounting major. Flexible hours. $8-$12/hr
Call 335-1711 10-21-5-14
GATORFOOD.COM is seeking an enthusi-
astic energetic individual for a PT Advertising
Sales position. If interest please contact
Meghan @ 379-9600 for details 10-21-5-14
STA Travel, the world's largest student travel
.organization, has a full time travel advisor
position open in our U of FL branch. The ide-
al applicant thrives in customer service and
sales, is well traveled and PC proficient, has
a student mentality, and enjoys a challenge.
Salary $16,000 + commission. Interested
applicants should email a cover letter and
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-21-5-14
LEGAL ASSISTANT for P/I Law Office.
Will train bright, energetic recent college
grad. Fax resume to Lynn 352-335-2272
PAINTER 02B Kids is hiring a painter. Apply
at 6680 W. Newberry Road or any location,
or call 338-9660 x 14 for info. 10-21-5-14
02B Kids is hiring a director for our gymnas-
tics program. Apply at 6680 W. Newberry
Road or any location, or call 338-9660 x14
for info. 10-21-5-14
AFTER SCHOOL COUNSELOR OR
SCIENCE TEACHER 02B Kids is hiring!
Apply at 6680 W. Newberry Road or any
location, or call 338-9660 x 14 for info.
Mid-day hours and on weekends. $8/hr.
Deputy & UF Professor employers. Email:
EXPERIENCED LOAN OFFICER NEEDED
Office space included. Up to 65% commis-
sion. Call 352-505-4564 or email: contacts
NO DEGREE REQUIRED. $10/hr. Call Josh
for details.-352-258-0496 10-24-5-14
INTERNS PR or COMMUNICATIONS
Help publicize www.foxliberal.com. ALSO
GRAPHIC STUDENT. Design polital t-shirts.
Flexible hours, work @ any location. Some
pay. 371-9409 10-24-5-14
Office Assistant/Courier: Full-Time Position.
Must possess typing and computer skills and
be proficient in MS Excel & Word.
Good organizational skills a necessity.
Courier and delivery responsibilities included
- must have reliable transportation, some-
times heavy lifting. Position available imme-
diately. Fax resume with contact information
to 377-6602. Attn:Gina. 10-24-5-14
JIMMY JOHNS SANDWICHES
DELIVERY DRIVER, IN SHOP, MANAGERS.
All shifts PT/FT. Apply in person 1724 W.
University Ave. G-ville 10-24-5-14
ALL POSITIONS NEEDED
Some exp. necessary. ON THE BORDER.
Apply in person. 3100 SW Archer Road
Managing partner for a national e-commerce
website. Exc opportunity for anyone will-
ing to work PT in exchange for a Ig equity
percentage. Exp w/internet marketing, SEO
& affiliate mgmt pref. email@example.com
NEEDED. Looking for responsible, orga-
nized, enthusiastic individuals. Email resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-20-3-14-
New Scooters 4 Less is looking for a part
time mechanic. Must have knowledge of 2 &
4 stroke engines. Training provided. Relaxed
and fun environment. Call 336-1271 to set up
an interview. 11-18-24-14
Help wanted for dishwasher/food prep. FT or
PT evenings only, starting at $7.00/hr. Apply
within 418 E University Ave. M-Th:, 1-3pm.
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program
in Linguistics is looking for people to par-
ticipate in a listening experiment. You can
earn $10/hr by participating in a study
of the perception of speech sounds from
foreign languages. If you are interested in
participating, please contact Jenna Silver:
Answer multi-line phone, greet visitors,
schedule appointments, filing, and additional
duties as assigned. Must be willing to work
out class schedule with other part-time re-
ceptionist to ensure coverage of office from
8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Must be willing to work
during University breaks. 20 hours per week.
Must be at senior standing in Fall 2005 and
have a minimum 3.0 GPA. PC skills and
knowledge of basic office equipment, i.e. fax
and copy machine helpful. Email resume to
email@example.com or fax to 392-7962.
. Salary is $9.00/hour. 10-26-6-14
GRAPHIC DESIGNER needed for monthly
real estate publication. Must have experi-
ence in Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop and
Quark Xpress. Web experience preferred.
Flexible hours and work schedule. FAX
resume and cover letter to (352) 472-7122
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 10-
FT Veterinary Receptionist
Call for information 318-1247 11-3-11-14
Part-time Positions for Analytical Lab. Need
to work Monday Friday. Flexible hours at
lease 5 hours per day. Email resume to
PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER.
Downtown preschool needs nurturing af-
ternoon assistant teacher. Must have exp
w/young children. Excellent working environ-
ment. 376-1818 10-26-5-14
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM VARIOUS
* ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr Bach.
Desired or successful exp or training
* AIDE $7.84/hr HS or equiv exp as
teacher aide or combo of training and
exp working w/children.
Hours required M,T, Th,F 1:45 5:30, Wed
- 12:30 5:30 pm
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED BACK-
GROUND CHECK CONDUCTED -AA/EOE..
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters, & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 10-21-2-14
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Gators set to move Nelson to natural safety position
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
The Reggie Nelson to cornerback experi-
ment appears to be coming to a screeching
halt. Nelson, a two-time first-team all-state
safety in high school, is moving back to his
The Gators' coaching staff decided to make
the switch in both an effort to get the best play-
ers on the field and to try to fix what has been
one of UF's biggest weaknesses on defense
this year-the free safety position.
"We need to evaluate how to get him on
the field and we're looking at the best way
to do that," cornerbacks coach Chuck Heater
said. "You need to find a way to get your best
players on the field. He needs to get on the
field and play."
Heater stopped short of saying Nelson
would definitely start, but UF's other free
safeties have given up crucial big plays this
season, namely against Louisiana State and
Alabama the Gators' only two losses.
Nelson's role has increased weekly, but he
only played 28 of 72 plays against LSU.
The fact that the Gators are off this week-
end gives the coaching staff time to work with
'Nelson on some fundamentals at.the position,
Nelson will replace Kyle Jackson, who was
"We need to evaluate how to get
him on the field and we're looking
at the best way to do that."
UF cornerbacks coach
out of position for two big Alabama touch-
The Gators tried using Tony Joiner to start
off the game at free safety against LSU, but the
Tigers beat him for a touchdown on their first
possession and Jackson returned.
"A few big plays that got to us those two
games they killed us big time," strong
safety and team captain Jarvis Herring said.
"That would've been the difference in us
winning the game, really, but that's some-
thing you have to deal with in football."
Herring has been critical of what he calls "the
other safety" since the Alabama game. Coach
Urban Meyer also pointed out the fact that the
safety play other than Herring has been awful.
According to Heater, Jackson has made some
plays this season, but he hasn't been consistent
"You can point to a lot of plays he's igade,
but it is a position where there's not alot of
room for error," Heater said. "The mistakes
you make at that spot, the errors you make
there, usually show up on the scoreboard."
Gator on record pace
* ENGEL EXCELS AT SUR-
PRISING POSITION SWITCH.
-By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer -
You won't hear the public ad-
dress announcer in the O'Connell
Center say her name very often. She
has but 3 kills all season, and has yet
to record a block.
But if the old adage that defense
wins championships is true, then
the UF volleyball team's 2005 season
may just rest on the broad shoulders
of senior captain Rachel Engel. If
you don't know who Engel is, she is
the girl who resembles anything but
a volleyball player.
She is the ultimate hustle player.
The one who can routinely be seen
tumbling and diving all over the
court with reckless abandon. And
she is the catalyst of UF's defense.
Engel is on pace to break the SEC
record for digs in a single season.
But two years ago, it looked as if she
would be spending most of her col-
legiate career on the bench.
Engel came to UF as a setter,
but finding playing time behind
incumbent setter Lauren Moscovic
proved to be difficult. When the
Gators signed a major recruit Angie
McGinnis to take over the reigns of
the position in 2004, Engel realized
her chances of achieving consistent
playing time were slim.
So after her sophomore season,
the seldom-used 5-foot-6 setter
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Wise said that while it is not un-
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"Normally, I don't think there is
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is somebody who could do it,"' Wise
said. "That's the unusual twist ."
Engel. won the starting job at-
libero last season despite having no
prior experience at the position, and
she excelled beyond Wise's expecta-
tions. Engel set school records, com-
piling 510 digs for the season, while
averaging 4.25 digs per game.
At her current pace of 5.49 digs
per game this season, Engel is on
pace to shatter her own school re-
cord and the SEC record.
Engel, however, who does not
keep track of her statistics at all, had
no idea she was on a record pace.
"I really don't know what that
is," Engel said. -
Engel said she had always en-
joyed the defensive aspects of the
game, and making the transition
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Rebuilding with Youth
Donovan tries to bring back the press
* GATORS WILL TRY TO
BRING BACK STYLE THAT
WAS SUCCESSFUL IN 2000.
By DAN TREAT
It doesn't seem like so long
ago that pressing was synony-
mous with Billy Donovan and
With the likes of Justin
Hamilton and Teddy Dupay
harassing defenders, the Gators
gained a reputation as an aggres-
sive, swift-footed squad.
Led by a frontcourt com-
prised of Udonis Haslem and
Brent Wright, the UF press was
something to fear.
That style of play aided the
2000 team that went to the na-
tional championship game be-
hind a stellar, aggressive defense.
It might not have been Nolan
Richardson's famed "Forty
Minutes of Hell," but it was ef-
fective for UF.
In the past few years, how-
ever, Donovan has shied away
from using the press for any
significant length of time.
He pointed to personnel as a
reason the press hasn't been as
prevalent as in the past.
"A guy like David Lee
last year, a guy like Anthony
Robe.T.son, they sometimes had
a tough time playing through
fatigue," Donovan said.
"I couldn't really press as
much with those guys, especially
coming into late game situations
because we needed those guys
Others pointed to team con-
ditioning as a reason as to why
the Gators haven't been playing
defense all 94 feet of the court
"I think my freshman year we
weren't in good enough shape
to press," junior Chris Richard
said. "But this year, I think we'll
press a lot."
"When you're pressing,
you have to have guys who
have a great threshold
pain-wise to be able to
play through fatigue. We
have a very, very tough
team when it-comes to
playing under fatigue,
Coach Billy Donovan
According to Donovan, it's
the level of physical pounding
that players are able to take that
will allow his team to play de-
fense across the whole floor.
"When you're pressing, you
have to have guys who have a
great threshold pain-wise to be
able to play through fatigue,"
"We have a very, very tough
team when it comes to playing
under fatigue, playing tired."
With the Gators having just
10 players on scholarship, the
question will naturally be raised:
does this team have the depth
and physical ability to press?
If you ask the players if they
can run the press, they'd respond
with an emphatic yes
"Conditioning this year was
tough," Taurean Green said.
"I mean, that's the main thing,
we've got to -be in shape if we
want to press and run up and
down the court."
Donovan believes that the
team has the ability to ratchet up
the full-court intensity.
"I would like to do it, and I
think that we'll have a team that
will be able to do it," Donovan
"But I don't know if we're go-
ing to be able to press 40 minutes
non-stop all the time.
"But I also think that we'll
be able to -do a little bit more
with the pressure, because of the
make-up of these guys individu-
UF sophomore Corey Brewer,
undoubtedly the Gators' spark
plug on the defensive end, often
guards the opposition's inbouds
man and then breaks off .to trap
the ball handler.
Perhaps Brewer most of all
hopes that Donovan decides
to unleash the press on the
"I hope so," Brewer said.
"We all like to run and press,
but it's going to be up to coach,
Alllui.atur ri rlluto
Corey Brewer is'UF's defensive spark plug on a team that Coach Billy
Donovan says may press more than in recent seasons.
Gators roster full of young, but talented players
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* LOSS OF LEE, ROBERSON AND
WALSH OPENS UP SPOTS FOR
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Hungry. They might only have one
senior and they may be young, but
if the Gators are one thing, they are
hungry heading into this season of
"It's a hungry, starving team, ready
to go," sophomore forward Joakim
Noah said. "I'm hungry to prove the
world that we're ready to play the
Sounds admirable. Sounds impres-
But unless your name is Kobayashi,
you'll need at least a fork and a knife to
eat your food.
UF packs an athletic, fun-filled
punch this year, but the question is,
"How far will it get them?"
Perhaps it's telling that when Coach
Billy Donovan addressed the media for
the first time last week he didn't say the
wr1 "expectons" once.
Maybe it's because Donovan's team
is. so inexperienced that setting a bar is
Then again, it could be because this
team has the potential to ambush a
number of teams.
"I feel like we're
going to surprise a
lot of people," sopho-
more forward Corey
Brewer said. "People
are going to talk, but
we just have to prove
ourselves on the
Donovan court." .
ESPN, often quick
to toot UF's whistle in years past,
- which included\many top 10 pre-
season rankings has this youthful
squad ranked a surprising No. 32 in its
Some may call the ranking absurd
considering that the team has lost op-
tions one, two and three in David Lee,
Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh.
Others may say it's a little low consid-
ering how the Southeastern Conference
is still down.
The funny thing is that both parties
are right. UF will be about as unpredict-
able as it gets.
Its newfound defense gives the
Gators the intangibles to upset
Alabama. At the same time, UF's lost
experience could result in a loss to a
team like Florida A&M.
"There's a lot of questions about this
team but I feel like we're hungry and
ready to go," Noah said.
There seems to be a lot of restrained
excitement with these players. You ask
Brewer about his ability to put up silly
point totals, about how he's different
from last year when he was already
pretty good and he responds:
"I feel like I've made a lot [of im-
provement], but we'll have to see once
the games start."
You ask Noah about his improve-
ment offensively and he answers, "I
think we'll see once the season starts
and then you can write all about that."
It seems like the Gators are keeping
one collective secret:
We're going to be way better than
They'll be worse than you think on
some nights and better than you think
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 25
Gators lose starting pitcher to Tommy John surgery
* LOCKE ELECTED TO UN-
By Tim Casey
Alligator Staff Writer
The UF baseball team has been
back at work since Oct. 3, looking
to improve on the best season in
Gators history. "
If the Gators are to return to the
College World Series, they will have
to do so without the pitcher who
started the opening game of the
championship round against Texas.
Stephen Locke underwent
Tommy John surgery Sept. 26
and will miss the entire 2006 sea-
son, coach Pat McMahon said
"I think it was a very tough deci-
sion for he and his family to make,"
McMahon said. "I wanted him to
know what the best thing was for
him and his career.
The procedure was elective,
meant to strengthen T !.e's elbow
and also remove a bone spur from
the left-handed pitcher's elbow. The
bone spur existed prior, to Locke's
UF debut. The elbow ligament was
"I knew we had a real good
chance to have a good season again,"
Locke said. "I knew I had a real big.
shot to have a big role in the pitch-
ing staff. I had to decide whether I
could squeeze through another year
or have the surgery."
"I knew we had a real gpod
chance to have a good
Following a series of conversa-
tions with coaches and family, Locke
decided to undergo Tommy John
surgery along with removing the
"We all met together, all the
coaches and [team trainer John
Barrett], and we decided this was
the best thing for me and for the
team," Locke said. "If I got hurt dur-
ing the season, I might miss part of
the next season."
A ligament was taken from
Locke's right knee and inserted into
his left elbow.
Locke is wearing a brace on his
arm that mechanically restricts how
much he can bend and extend his
He said he will not be able to
throw a baseball for at least six
months, and won't be able to pitch
for a year.
"I don't know why anybody
would want to go through this, it's
no fun at all," Locke said.
Locke was selected as a
Collegiate Baseball Louisville
Slugger Freshman All-American af-
ter posting a 5-2 record in 16 appear-
ances last season. Locke had an ERA
of 4.04 in 64.2 innings. He struck out
46 batters and allowed 14 walks.
"It leaves a big spot in the pitch-
ing staff," Locke said. "I hope to be
a good resource to the guys who are
pitching, try to give them advice.
"With the guys we have on this
team, we're going to score a. lot of
"With any kind of pitching, we'll
win a lot of games. I'd rather be out
there doing all the practice drills
than sitting on the bench."
Columnists argue whether NBA dress code is racial or professional
The interest is down, TV ratings are
suffering, and why?-
Because fans don't believe they can
relate to today's generation of hip-hop
hoopsters. So leave it to Commissioner
David Stern to hire Republican cam-
paign strategist Matthew Dowd (a for-
mer Karl Rove guy) to help him figure
out how to bring the good 'ol white
folks back to the stands.
Solution: Let's make the.players look
"proper". No more throwback jerseys,
chains, hats, or any of the apparel that-
makes NBA players unique.
It seems that Stern and Dowd have
come to the conclusion that the NBA is
too black to sell it as a viable product.
In the end the strategy may work. The
good ol' fans may see a "cleaner" or
"less-ghetto" product, but the dress
code is racist, plain and simple.
Last year, I covered the Olympic
basketball trials in Jacksonville while
working on a story
about the youthful-
ness of the NBA and
S the league's image
Andrew One of the
Abramson most fascinating
Drew's Control interviews I ever
email@example.com conducted came
from a 10-minute
conversation with Allen Iverson, who
believed that fans don't like seeing
black men with little education making
millions of dollars.
Why else would NBA ratings con-
tinue to suffer? There are plenty of tal-
ented stars in the league right now, and
there's never been so much parity.,
Stem's great at selling the NBA,
but if he's become so desperate to sell
his product that he's turned to a race-
driven dress code, I've-lost all respect
for the commish.
Ah, the race card.
Use it like the Visa Platinum if
you're short on cash in Vegas.
Use it like the; "I was horribly sick
with some weird strain of the bird flu,"
excuse when you. sleep through your
midterm. We are in a time, yes, when
race is an unfortunate lingering issue
in some facets of society. The NBA
dress code is not one of them.
Spearheaded by the Stephen Jackson/
Andrew Abramson non-profit "Wear Wife-
Beaters to Work" campaign, we are being
led to believe that the NBA's recent move
to banish sleeveless shirts, shorts, jerseys,
headgear, chains and headphones is racist.
I would do anything to watch
Jackson apply for a job at Microsoft
where you can, of course, see Bill Gates
. strutting with a manhole cover dan-
gling from his neck on most days.
I would pay money to watch Jackson
run for Senate where wearing a pink
tie would be considered maverick.
The idea here,
and this may be
some people, is
Anastasis associations, ac-
Louis in the Bullpen cording to world-
firstname.lastname@example.org wide norms, en-
force dress codes
that uphold the standards of decency
around the workplace.
This is not racist. This is profes-
sional. And just listen to what a not-
so-white NBA players are saying about
"We are going to have fun, but this
is a job and we should look like we're
going to work," LeBron James told the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
But hey, if you disagree, that's fine.
Just wear your Gators shirt to your first
day of work and tell me how it goes.
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UF hopes to involve TE more
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Tight end Tate Casey runs a route against Alabama on Oct. 1. After
scoring four touchdowns last season, he has become a nonfactor.
* LAST YEAR'S FRESHMAN
STAR MAY GET MORE LOOKS
IN COMING WEEKS.
By ERIC ESTEBAN
Alligator Staff Writer
He's never been the go-to guy,
but sophomore tight end Tate
Casey has struggled to even get a
look from Chris Leak despite in-
creased playing time throughout
the past several weeks.
Casey, who has three catches
for 28 yards on the year,-hasn't
recorded a catch in the past two
weeks even though he lined up
at wide receiver several times
against Louisiana State.
After practice on Wednesday,
Meyer reiterated that not only
is there is a role for Casey in the
Meyer also pointed out that
he had also coachedproductive
numbers out of the position in
"He just has to get a little bet-
ter, and we are trying to get him
more and more involved," Meyer
"He's been playing a.lot more,
but we just haven't gotten him
the ball. [At Utah] we had a
Mackey [semi]-finalist two years
ago [given to the nation's top
tight end] so there is a big time
place for a guy like that."
"He just has to get a little
better, and we are trying
to get him more and more
involved. He's been play-
ing a lot more, but we just
haven't gotten him the
Coach Urban Meyer
In Utah's offense in 2003, Ben
Moa had 26 catches for 366 yards
and three touchdowns in Casey's
current U-back position.
With wide receivers Chad
Jackson, Dallas Baker and
Jemalle Cornelius seeing a brunt
of the passes coming from Leak,
one of his favorite targets at the
beginning of the year made his
Wide receiver Andre Caldwell,
out for the year with a broken
leg, was all smiles following
Wednesday's practice and is re-
covering well from his injury.
"Yeah, he's on crutches, so it's
just when his hip gets stronger,"
"He's starting to gain his
weight back and working out
again so it's good to see him. We
miss that guy."
This and That
With right guard Jim Tartt
out with an ankle sprain, junior
Steve Rissler moved back into the
spot after starting at the position
against Mississippi State...
Offensive lineman Ronnie
Wilson will take a redshirt this
year, Meyer said...
True freshman wide receiver
David Nelson, who has not
played a game this year, contin-
ues to progress in practice, but
Meyer remains undecided as to
whether to burn his redshirt or
"He was a long ways away
and you can just see him through
drills and making plays," Meyer
said. "I can tell he's going to be a
good player here."
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UF still in race for top QB
By NICK ZACCARDI
at the Tebow house is ice cream
Tim's flavor of choice?
Edy's cookie dough.
From his demeanor on his
weekly off day, one wouldn't
think that St. Augustine Nease
High quarterback Tim Tebow
is in the middle of a recruiting
Then you see his mail on
the kitchen counter, a photo of
Alabama quarterback Brodie
Croyle and a Southern California
newsletter blanketing a pile for-
merly stuffed into the family's
Gator helmet mailbox.
Tebow, the star of the first
televised high school game on
ESPN2 and an upcoming ESPN
special, is the top-rated quarter-
back yet to verbally commit toa
Rest assured, somewhere un-
der that mound is a Gainesville
postmark, possibly a photo of
Chris Leak struggling with Coach
Urban Meyer's Spread 'N' Shred
Though Tebow's recruiting
journey may just be beginning,
he still hasn't made an official
recruiting visit. UF and Alabama
headline a list of eight schools
that he's whittled his decision
Other schools include USC,
Florida State, Miami, Louisiana
State, Michigan and Iowa.
If Tebow does choose the
Gators, Meyer may have Danny
Wuerffel to thank.
"I grew up .a Florida fan,"
said Tebow, who has a picture
of Wuerffel in his room and
followed the 1996 National
Tebow's mother, Pam, said
that Wuerffel is her son's hero.
"I was looking for a role
model, an athlete who also exem-
plified the character qualities that
I wanted in my son," Pam Tebow
said. "Growing up Gator fans, he
was a natural hero."
With UF's Heisman Trophy
winner long gone, the new-look
Gators have also made an impact,
"I like Coach Meyer, he's re-
ally a good coach," he said. "I
like [offensive coordinator Dan]
Mullen. I like their whole coach-
* Tebow likes the offense too,
which enables him to use his 6-
feet-3, 225-pound frame to run
"The coaches teach it really
well and run it so good," Tebow
Tebow ran for 1,266 yards'
last season at Nease and broke
Anquan Boldin's state record for
career touchdowns with his 137th
Tebow's only affiliated with.
Nease on the field, however.
Tebow, along with his four sib-
lings, have been taught by his
mother at home.
At the center of controversy in
northeast Florida since he burst
onto. the scene as a sophomore,
Tebow's non-traditional school-
ing opened up the debate of
whether home-schooled students
can play high school sports.
"I think home schoolers
should be able to play football,"
Tebow said. "They're just stu-
dents, just like everybody else."
The current Florida High
School Athletic Association rule
permits home-schooled students
to play at an area high school as
long as it,is located in the same
But Tebow is focused on re-
cruiting right now.
His college choice, which he
wants to make by the end of
his season, will come down to
coaches and comfort.
"I'm looking at coaches, who-
ever they respect," said Tebow,
whose season could be over by
Nov. 11 or as late as Dec. 10. "I
want to find a place I really feel
comfortable with and I really fit
Alabama and UF have the
Tim's parents both gradu-
ated from UF, and two of his four
siblings enrolled there. The dose
location to home also plays a fac-
tor, Tebow said.
"It will play a role," he said.
"But it won't be as big of a role
as some people think. If it comes
down to it, and we think a couple
places are equal, then we'll say
'Look, this one's closer.'"
UF already has top signal-call-
ers, with Leak likely to return and
SEE TEBOW, PAGE 28
Justin Yurkanin/ St. Augustine Record
After showing a keen ability to play in a spread offense at Nease High, Tim
Tebow is considering playing for Urban Meyer at UF.
Gators learning to win and lose, fans demanding instant gratification
Urban Meyer, welcome to Gainesville. A.
city of 95,447, filled with people who
will worship you when you win and
spit on your name when you lose.
I can't believe all the garbage spewing from
fans this week. Some of the more comical sug-
gestions include: firing offensive coordinator
Dan Mullen, reducing Meyer's $2 million
salary, and (my favorite) hoping Chris Leak
will transfer so that Josh Portis can take over
Right, let's give the keys to the offense
to a guy who thinks run first, pass second
and managed to throw an interception in the
Mississippi State game where he only passed
The Gators stand at a disappointing 5-2
mark for the year, but more importantly, they
stand at the crossroads.
* With UF's free safeties struggling, junior
cornerback Reggie Nelson a star safety
in high school and at junior college has
been moved from cornerback to his natu-
ral position. See story, page 23.
Despite being em-
barrassed by Alabama
1 4 and exposed by
..' Louisiana State, UF can
l ^ still salvage their sea-
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Farzad Safi Georgia.
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Jeremy Mincey really,
impressed me after the Alabama loss.
He didn't give the cliche response most
athletes do after a blow-out. No, he accepted
that the Crimson Tide were far better that day
"We're not going to take the game against
Alabama as a loss," Mincey said. "We're going
to take it as a lesson."
UF women's tennis star Jennifer
Magley announced that she will
graduate in December and pursue
a pro career.
Legendary NFL coach Paul Brown once
said, "Winning a football game is the best feel-
ing in the world because the joy lasts a whole
On the same token, losing hurts for a whole
week too. Meyer's tears after the LSU game re-
vealed just how much a loss can hurt even the-
most stoic of professionals. -
Losses hurt in the short term, but I think
a loss can be more valuable than a win in the
long run. Just look to recent Gators' history for
In 1995, the Fun-n-Gun was in prime form
and the Gators' offense had teams beat before
the first quarter was finished.
That year, the Gators embarrassed Peyton
Manning and Tennessee 62-37 in the Swamp
en route to the national championship game.
* The 1995 Fiesta Bowl was hardly a party
E 1984: It didn't seem like a big-deal at
the time, but Cincinnati safety Urban Meyer
makes his only appearance in the Swamp,
as the Bearcats fall to the Gators 48-17.
for anyone in orange and blue, however, as the
Nebraska Cornhuskers humiliated the Gators
62-24, thanks to an NCAA record 524 yards of
rushing in the game.
The loss must have been painful, but the
Gators rebounded with an even stronger
squad in 1996.
UF's loss was critical because it was only in
the aftermath of that defeat that the Gators fig-
ured out the final pieces of the championship
puzzle that had eluded them for so long.
It may not be as soon as fans would like,
but I honestly believe that Meyer will figure
out what's ailing the offense and have UF
Spreading 'N' Shredding in no time.
So while you're whining about how much
the offense sucks, remember this: Champions
are not born, they are made..
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28, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2005
Gators find coverage in punter
By IAN FISHER
_Alligator Staff Writer
Gators trivia: Who was the
first player Coach Urban Meyer
mentioned after UF's 21-17 loss
to Louisiana State?
Hint: it wasn't DeShawn
Wynri who won the starting tail-
back job following that game.
If you said Eric Wilbur, you
probably watched the postgame
But Wilbur it was, and Meyer
praised him because it was the
second week in a row that the
Gators' punter and punt cover-
age team had'a big game.
"Punter is one of the difficult
positions because I like going out
and doing my job," Wilbur said.
"But you also have to look at
it as whenever I'm out there, that
means our offense didn't do their
Wilbur was forced to punt
the ball 10 times against LSU.
He averaged 43.2 yards each, hit
three inside the 20-yard line, and
drilled two that went for more
than 50 yards.
Against Mississippi State on
Oct. 8, Wilbur punted the ball six
times. Five of those times, Wilbur
punted the ball inside the MSU
Twice, his punts were downed
at the Bulldogs' 1-yard line.
Wilbur- said seeing that is as
close as he gets to the feeling of
a touchdown without actually
"That's part of our plan to win
- field position," Wilbur said.
"If we put it inside their 10, they
have a 3 percent average chance
of getting any points out of that,
so that helps our defense out tre-
"Punter is one of the dif--
ficult positions because I
like going out and doing my
job, but you also have to
look at it as whenever I'm
out there, that means our
offense didn't do their job."
Then if they go three-and-out,
we're getting the ball around the
Wilbur has already hit 13
punts inside the opponents' 20-
yard line in seven games. As a
freshman in 2003, he only did
that 16 times, so he is on pace
to break that career high. Part of
that is because of UF's new punt
formation, the shield, in which
more players are free to run
down the field in coverage. Three
players block directly in front of
Wilbur, while seven are on the
line of scrimmage.
Although the formation was
sometimes criticized, it has
recently shown the coverage re-
sults that Meyer chooses to use
it for, pinning opponents deep on
their side of the ball.
"We have four to six guys
running downfield full speed
pretty much untouched, so if I
get a decent, hangtime, they're
right on top of the return man,"
"I have full faith in my punt
team and the protection and I
know that they're going to do
But Wilbur has only come on
strong recently because he was
hurting earlier in the year. He
went into the'season recovering
from a knee injury, then injured
his back against Kentucky, the
game in which the Gators had
their only blocked punt this'year
when a block was missed
He said he is back to 10 per-
"The first couple of weeks I
wasn't playing very well and
I just started getting my confi-
dence back coming off an injury,"
"I was feeling good, but I just
had to get over a mental barrier
of stop protecting myself think-
ing it still hurts."
The only thing that hurts now
is the field position for UF's op-
ponents after Wilbur punts.
Andy Apicella, Alligator
If Eric Wilbur is punting it means UF's offense is struggling, but his key
punting in recent weeks has kept the Gators afloat.
UFl's current quarterbacks, another recruit provide competition for Tebow
TEBOW, from page 27
Josh Portis waiting in the wings.
Add in the verbal commitment
of Jevan Snead, scout.com's No. 8
rated quarterback in the nation, and
Tebow would have to fight to see
reps on the practice field.
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"Everywlere you go, there's go-
ing to be competition," Tebow said.
"You can't be afraid of it. Fldrida
does have great quarterbacks, but if
I go there I'll compete really hard."
. Less than three weeks ago, the
Crimson Tide defeated the Gators
with Tebow in attendance, where
Alabama fans actually chanted
Tebow's name at one point, Pam
Alabama coach Mike Shula al-
ready plucked a couple of Tebow's
high school teammates, a receiver
two years ago and a linebacker in
"They're good friends, but it's
kind of like the family with the
University of Florida," Tebow said.
"That's part of their jobs as play-
ers for their teams to help recruit.
They're always putting things here
Shula was also the only head
coach to make it out to Tebow's most
. important regular season game, a ri-
valry matchup on Oct. 7.
Meyer had obligations for Gator
Growl, but said he would try his
best to come see the game, Pam
Tebow said. UF sent a coaching crew
headed by Mullen instead. Meyer
won't be able to see Tebow this
weekend; the quarterback will take
his first official visit to Tuscaloosa.
"We're still going to schools and
games," Tebow said. "We're just
enjoying the process, not trying to
rush it, but just trying to have fun
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