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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 49


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005


Fraternity remembers Brown Appeals court

By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer t
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Thomas Oliver Brown's fraternity members re-
member him as a hard worker, a valued friend and By GABRIELLA VIGIER
a "car fanatic." Alligator Contributing Writer
Brown was beaten to death Saturday night by
five men outside Jacksonville Landing, which was After the political sting of Harriet
hosting a UF-University of Georgia football game Miers' withdrawal from her nomination
afterparty, said Ken Jefferson, Jacksonville Sheriff's to the Supreme Court, President Bush an-
Office spokesman. nounced Monday that his next candidate is
Police found him unconscious two blocks federal appeals court judge Samuel Alito.
away from the deafening cocktail party. He died at Alito is seen as a conservative ally based on his re-
Shands Jacksonville within the hour. cord in court, which includes supporting spousal
Brown's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity brothers said consent for abortion.
they dubbed the 6'2" building construction senior Bush picked a candidate that is almost an
p Paul Bunyan, after the legendary lumberjack giant, exact replica of colorful and
more for the respect he drew from his peers than for controversial Associate Justice
his physical stature. Antonin Scalia, said Fletcher
"He wasn't confrontational. He never looked N. Baldwin Jr., a UF law school
for any trouble," fraternity President Steve Greene professor.
said. "He was a great role model for guys like my- "He looks like Scalia
self that were younger guys in the house." straight down the line, except
His fraternity brothers said Brown was as de- for his personality," he said.
voted to his friends as he was to cars. ABaldwin added that Alito's
For a week and a half, fraternity member James Atopersonality is more likable.
personality is more likable.
White's '87 Chevrolet Camaro wouldn't start with- He also said he believed the president picked a
out an engine jump. For a week and a half, Brown candidate with more experience than his previous
started White's car every morning so his brother selection Harriet Miers.
could get to work. Alito received his Bachelor of Arts degree at
"Ninety percent of the time if you wanted to Princeton University and earned a law degree at
look for TB, he was under the hood of his car," Yale University. He has served on the U.S. Court
member Michael Kastanek said. of Appeals for the Third Circuit since 1990.
Added Greene, "He would've continued to do If Alito obtains the position; he will be the fifth
that, I'm sure, for the rest of his life." Roman Catholic on the Supreme Court.
His dream, they said, was to work for Porsche "That doesn't speak well for Roe v. Wade,"
in Germany. He was so determined to be an expert -Baldwin said.
mechanic that he taught himself to weld, White The professor mentioned a case in which Alito
said. upheld a Pennsylvania law that requires wives to
Greene said Brown was also dedicated to his inform their husbands of a planned abortion.
family. He used to return to his hometown, Merritt Conservatives are enthusiastic about Alito's
Island, and help his mother with a family business.
Luanne Dietz/ Alligator Brown was named fraternity brother of the year SEE ALITO, PAGE 5
Beta Theta Pi member David Runyon helps paint a mural in memory of
his fraternity brother, Tom Brown, on Monday on the 34th Street wall. SEE BROWN, PAGE 5



Gainesville Fire Rescue facing shortages due to budget


* OFFICIAL SAYS CITY MUST
ALTER 'PATTERN OF NEGLECT'
TO KEEP UP SERVICE

By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Firefighter Lt. Brad Tschomrn
spends about a third of his life at
the fire station. He calls it his sec-
ond home.


But he's upset when manda-
tory overtime keeps him from
his first home, with his wife and
children.
However, with record employ-
ee shortages facing Gainesville
Fire Rescue, firefighters like
Tschorn don't have a choice.
"My family doesn't like it
because it messes up schedules
like picking up the kids from
school things I'm supposed to


do when I'm not here (at work),"
Tschorn said.
The department must pay
larger salaries for overtime, but
the budget Gainesville gives the
department is
Around not sufficient,
Gainesville firefighter and
union president
Lt. Jeffrey Lane said.
GFR can't buy new equipment
or build a new fire station with


the budget shortage, he said.
The last station was built in 1984,
Tschorn said.
"This department is in a cri-
sis," Lane said. "If the city doesn't
change its pattern of neglect, the
fire department will suffer, and
the citizens will suffer."
Lane said that after Sept. 11,
2001, GFR's responsibilities have
increased to include dealing with
hazardous materials and con-


ducting urban search and rescue.
However, GFR has fewer em-
ployees than in the early '70s,
Tschorn said.
"We are much smaller than
we've been in the past," Lane
said. "So we're having to do
much more with much less."
He estimated that over 50 per-
cent of overtime is mandatory.

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Sixty-six bicycles
were reported stolen on
campus from Sept. 1to
Oct. 26 up from only
24 in the same period
last year- and police
are turning to students to
help lower the crime rate.
See story, pg. 5.


* After spending two
seasons as a reserve
guard, junior Lee
Humphrey enters
tonight's exhibition
opener as one of the
Gators' key players.
- Humphrey spent the
off-season improving
his all-around game.
See story, page 16.


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5-Alpha Chi Omega- 29
6- Alpha Delta Pi- 20
7- Chi Omega- 18
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Sororities Percentage .
1- Kappa Kappa Gamma- 38%
2- Sigma Kappa- 35%
3-Alpha Omicron Pi- 27%
4- Alpha Chi Omega-2 1%
5- Chi Omega- 16%
6- Phi Mu- 15%
7-Alpha Delta Pi- 10%
8- Kappa Delta- 8%
9- Delta Gamma- 8%
10- Pi Beta Phi- 7%


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Alpha Gamma Rho- 2
Alpha Tau Omega- 1
Delta Upsilon- 8
Kappa Sigma-4


Fraternities Total Donations
1- Lambda Chi Alpha- 71
2- Pi Kappa Phi- 61
3- Delta Upsilon- 43
4-Alpha Gamma Rho-41
5- Phi Sigma Kappa- 27
Tied for 6th
6- Beta Theta Pi- 20
6- Kappa Sigma- 20
7- Delta Tau Delta- 1 8
8- Zeta Beta Tau- 14
9- Tau Kappa Epsilon- 11
10- Phi Kappa Tau- 9
Donations
Lambda Chi Alpha- 13
Phi Sigma Kappa- 1
Pi Lambda Phi- 1
Sigma Phi Epsilon- 1


Fraternities Percentage
1- Delta Upsilon- 102%
2- Alpha Gamma Rho- 95%
3- Pi Kappa Phi- 73%
4- Lambda Chi Alpha- 63%
5- Phi Sigma Kappa- 32%
6- Tau Kappa Epsilon- 24%
7- Beta Theta Pi- 20%
8- Delta Tau Delta- 19%
9- Kappa Sigma- 17%
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SFCC treats kids, local charities


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Alligator Contributing Writer

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Elgin said.
Elgin, 11, along with more


than 5,000 other trick-or-
treaters, attended the 11th
annual Halloween celebra-
tion at the zoo for the ad-
mission price of one canned
good per person.


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Kenton Reynolds, 6, hesitates before digging into a cauldron of "goo" at the SFCC Teaching
Zoo's "Boo at the Zoo" on Monday evening. The event provided a safe alternative to tradi-
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assistant director of the zoo.
"I think that the most im-
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the 12 candy stands through-
out the zoo, where kids can
get yummy snacks."
Bireline said that the
Halloween-themed games
and decorations are a main-
stay of the event, along with
a tour of the zoo, which was
decorated with orange and
blue Christmas lights. This
year's theme, Superheroes,
added some changes.
"We have a Spiderman in-
side the zoo," Bireline said.
Bireline said the idea for
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students who had wanted
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Because of the young
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"We decided to provide
a safe environment for the
kids who wanted to go trick
or treating," Bireline said.
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Study, sleep or smoke a peace pipe
in a tepee this week in the Plaza of the
Americas.
Students in UF professor John
Moore's Plains Indians anthropology
class divided into two "families" and
constructed a Cheyenne tepee Thursday
to encourage students to think about
other lifestyles.
The tepee took two hours to build
and is made of long lodge-pole pine
trunks, chokecherry-
On wood stakes and covered
Campus with muslin.
"The whole point of
the class is for the students to see that there
are other ways of living and behaving that
are different from what we do in the U.S.,"
Moore said.
Women in the Cheyenne Indian tribe
assume dominant roles in many respects.
"They own everything," Moore said.
"The women in this society own the te-
pees and make a lot of decisions that men
make in other societies."
The class will smoke a peace pipe in the
tepee today, and tentatively, a Cheyenne
Indian from St. Augustine will attend.
"The pipe is passed around so every-
one participates," Moore said. "We are
going to pray about the health and well-
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By OLIVIA ORMOS
Alligator Contributing Writer

Kyle Maynard does not think in
terms of limitations but accomplish-
ments.
Maynard was born with a rare
disorder called congenital amputa-
tion. He does not have arms below
the elbows and legs below the
knees.
Despite the challenges he con-
fronts each day, he lives with a
positive mentality and motivational
attitude that inspires people around
the world.
Maynard is scheduled to speak
at 8 p.m. today in the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom about his new book
"No Excuses: The True Story of a
Congenital Amputee Who Became
a Champion in Wrestling and in
Life."
Despite Maynard's physical
differences, he was one of the top
wrestlers in -Georgia during his
senior year of high school. After
the 2004 Georgia State Wrestling
Championships, Maynard com-
pleted his high school
On season with a record
Campus of 35-16. Continuing
his success, Maynard
now wrestles at the University of
Georgia.
"When I first competed in wres-
tling, I lost 35 matches without a
win," Maynard said in a phone in-
terview. "This was one of the times
where I wanted to give up, but I had
my family and friends supporting
me, and I felt that it was possible."
One of Maynard's long-term
goals is to open up fitness centers
to help people meet their physical
goals, he said.
Maynard's motto of "It's not what
I can do, but what I will do," helped
him win ESPN's ESPY award as Best
Athlete with a Disability in 2004.
Since childhood, Maynard's
father stressed self-reliance,- often
telling his more sympathetic wife,
"If he does not figure out how to eat
on his own, he's going to starve," ac-
cording to Maynard's Web site.
Maynard figured out how to eat
on his own and now can easily eat
with standard silverware. He also
can type 50 words a minute with the
ends of his limbs.
"I think the fact that my parents
wanted me to do things on my own,
whether it was eating, dressing
or showering, helped me grow,"
Maynard said. "I grew up like that,
and now I've been living in a town-
house with my friends on my own
for the past two years."
Maynard said he recently mod-
eled for an Abercrombie & Fitch ad-
vertisement that appeared in Vanity
Fair and The New York Times:
"My family, friends and the
girls I have dated have all seen me
as normal, so I don't see any more
challenges than anyone else faces,"
Maynard said. "Everywhere that I
go, I try to express that everything
is possible, and if you don't give ex-
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Five men arrested in brother's beating


Campus theft up


By CHRIS B. HIATT
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sixty-six bicycles were re-
ported stolen on campus from
Sept. 1 to Oct. 26 up from
only 24 in the same period in
2004 and police are urging
students to be cautious.
There were also 57 per-
.sonal property thefts in that
time span, according to a
University Police Department
report released last week.
"A criminal is a criminal,"
UPD Sgt. Henry Spurlin said.
"At one point, there was a
man parking his van inside the
(UF) Welcome Center stealing
bikes and throwing them into
the back. We did catch him,
but God knows how long he
had been doing it."
Spurlin said students can
deter theft by properly pro-
tecting their property.
"If you leave your laptop
on a desk and get up to go to
the bathroom, you gave them
the opportunity," Spurlin
said. "You can't take away
anyone's desire or ability, but
you can take away the oppor-
tunity."
Bicycles are the most fre-
quently stolen items on cam-
pus, Spurlin said.
Most of the thefts occurred
in the area north of Museum


Road and east of Gale
Lemerand Drive, according to
the report.
"People either don't lock
their bikes, or they use a cable
lock which can be cut eas-
ily," he said. "If you have a
Kryptonite U-Lock, it's very
difficult."
Kryptonite locks can be
purchased at most bicycle
shops for about $17.
"You can't take away
anyone's desire or abil-
ity, but you can take
away the opportunity."
Sgt. Henry Spurlin
University Police spokesman

Students can also register
valuable items with. UPD.
While it won't prevent be-
longings from being stolen,
it could aid in their recovery,
Spurlin said.
"You can virtually register
anything with a serial num-
ber," he said.
Spurlin advised students
to report all on-campus thefts
to UPD.
"The key to having your
property recovered is report-
ing it to the police in a timely
manner," Spurlin said.


BROWN, from page 1


for the 2003-04 school session, dur-
ing which he served as administra-
tive vice president.
Several fraternity members set
out to paint Brown a memorial on
the 34th Street Wall on Monday
"As much as he's done for us
for the last three years," White said,
"this is just a little bit of what we
can do in return... just a fraction."
The plan for the mural includes
the words, "Once a Beta, always
a Beta," and a painting of Paul
Bunyan.
Brown's funeral date has not yet
been set, but Greene said he plans
to hold a memorial for him.
"The mood in the house has
been pretty dismal for the last day
and a half," Greene said. "We're
just sticking together."


Dean of Students Gene
Zdziarski said his office would
help coordinate a memorial.,
"For a weekend that was such a
high for so many in the university
community, this really is a disap-
pointing, saddening end," he said.
Students can
contact the DSO
or the Grief
Counseling
Center, both lo-
cated in Peabody
Hall, to receive
therapy from
Brown a licensed psy-
chologist.
"It's different than losing a
grandparent or a person that is
older because there may be a level
of expectation there," Zdziarski
said. "For some, it's a realization of
their own mortality."
Patrol officers received a call


about a fight after Saturday's foot-
ball game. Brown was alone and
not breathing when police found
him near 550 Water St.
Responding to reports of at-
tackers riding away in a taxi, po-
lice tracked the cab and arrested
the five men inside. Jacksonville
residents Jeremy Lane, 21, Alex
Canzano, 21, Casey Schuurman, 19,
and Mark Foss, 18, and Ponte Vedra
Beach native Jeffery Groncziak, 19,
are charged with Brown's murder.
A surveillance tape recorded the
five assailants beating Brown.
Fraternity memberAaron Simon,
who said he knew Brown for four
years, echoed the dean's sentiment.
"You never imagine you'll go
through something like this in col-
lege because you're hanging out
with people so young," he said.
The Associated Press contributed
to this report.


Divisive Miers spurs conservative choice


ALITO, from page 1


nomination, including Jacqueline Johnson, the presi-
dent of UF Law School Republicans.
"My personal opinion is that the court will be bet-
ter off," Johnson said. "It will certainly be more con-
servative than when it was with [Justice Sandra Day]
O'Connor."
Johnson agreed that Miers was too divisive and had
little support even from her own party. She also said
she wasn't surprised that a conservative got the nod.
"After the whole Miers fiasco, I think the president
felt the pressure for the next pick to be more conserva-
tive," she said.
Democrats are not pleased at the prospect of an-
other conservative judge on the Supreme Court.
"I think most congressional Democrats will oppose
Alito's nomination because of his right-wing views,"


said Brendan Moore, political chair of UF College
Democrats. "This nomination shows once again that
President Bush is more interested in pleasing his right-
wing base than picking a moderate justice."
Moore also said he finds the difference between
Republican reaction to the nominations of Miers and
Alito interesting.
National "I think its ironic that conserva-
News tives are now calling for an up or
down vote on Judge Alito when
just a few days ago they refused to do the same for
Harriet Miers," he said. "I'm curious to see if moder-
ate Republicans stand by their principles and ask the
tough questions that need to be asked."
Johnson also said that like Chief Justice John Roberts,
he should obtain the position of justice with ease.
"I have no doubt about it. Unless they uncover that
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Editorial


Supreme relief,

Bush's new nominee

better option than Miers
The abortion-crusading, secular-obsessed, liberally
slanted core of the Editorial Board wants to scream in
bone-crushing agony at the thought of a new Supreme
Court justice nicknamed "Scalito."
But reason triumphs over heart in our reaction to Bush's
latest Supreme Court nominee, Sam Alito, who earned
his nickname because of similarities to ultra-conservative
Justice Antonin Scalia.
After Harriet Miers thankfully fled the scene, Bush was
left with a tall order: find a candidate with a paper trail
that satisfies both his neo-con buddies and his liberal op-
ponents.
From the information we have on Alito thus far, we're
satisfied with Bush's choice. Not happy, not ecstatic and not
jumping for joy, but fairly relieved. We're even tempted to
claim that this entire situation has proven the effectiveness
of our political system. A grossly inexperienced candidate
was chased away, and a qualified judge took her place.
Alito's past opinions reveal a judge unafraid of dissent
and committed to a thorough examination of the law. We
would hope every judge follows this criterion, but Bush's
past two candidates were so inexperienced that we never
knew how they would act.
Alito appears to be a strong proponent of free speech.
Citing the First Amendment, he once voted to strike down
a public school policy that extended to speech that was not
vulgar or school sponsored.
In another case, he supported the motion that the
Establishment Clause was not violated when a city hall put
up a manger, a menorah and several secular decorations.
Despite the fact that the American Civil Liberties Union was
the one that took the case to court, we think it's an example
of Alito doing his job well. Sometimes that ACLU does get
a little overzealous.
Alito's interpretation of law is undoubtedly conserva-
tive. But this is not enough to shoot down a qualified can-
didate. Bush is going to nominate a conservative, just as a
more liberal president would nominate a liberal. All we can
hope for is someone who is fair. Alito seems to qualify.
However, Democrats are already up in arms over Alito's
dissenting opinion on a case about abortion. He voted to
uphold a Pennsylvania law that required married women to
notify their husbands before having an abortion.
We don't agree, but we're not going to pick up the
pro-choice pitchforks just yet. Although we think couples
should be left alone to figure out their communication prob-
lems, Alito's ruling is in the realm of understandable. An
egg is nothing without the sperm.
And no one should prematurely pin Alito as a hardcore
conservative judge. In another case, he sided with Planned
Parenthood and voted to strike down a New Jersey statute
that prohibited late-term abortions.
That's not a decision made by someone who is a reli-
gious-right fanatic.
Unless stronger evidence of Alito's evil comes to light,
Democrats will have a hard time keeping such a candidate
out of the Supreme Court.
And their plight will be even more hopeless if they lash
out against Alito because he is not a woman.
If Bush doesn't nominate a qualified woman, we have to
accept that we're out of luck. The real decision at this point
is whether Alito is up for the job, not whether he fits into an
ideal vision of equality.
And for the record, Scalia has disagreed with at least one
of Alito's rulings, giving us some hope that the nominee
doesn't live up to his nickname.


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Presidents can't be
A Then Mario plummets to his death for the last time,
!/ unable to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's
Vdastardly claws, one can hit the reset button on the
Nintendo, and all will return to normal.
Unfortunately, American presidents don't have the luxu-
ry of living in the fictional Mushroom Kingdom.
Since World War II, every second-term American presi-
dent has faced career-threatening adversity during his time
of service. Some didn't even wait for the "sophomore jinx"
and instead decided it would be easier to sully a presidency
without having to go through all that reelection business.
But presidents must recognize that Americans are sur-
prisingly sympathetic when their leaders overcome their
pride and admit their mistakes.
During the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, John F. Kennedy
funded about 1,500 United States-trained Cuban exiles to
invade Cuba in an attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro and
prevent the spread of communism. The mission was a ca-
tastrophe, and Kennedy was forced to trade $53 million in
food and medicine for the surviving exiles' release. And even
worse, it forever screwed the American people out of some
good Cuban smokes.
However, Kennedy took full responsibility for the di-
saster and apologized to the American people. He set an
important precedent that many presidents unfortunately
failed to follow.
Following Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam-cursed presi-
dency, Richard Nixon found himself the main subjett of an
investigation into his role in an illegal cover-up of the break-
in at the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.
The investigation exposed an administration rampant with
corruption and resulted in the president's impeachment.
However, Nixon's "I am not a crook" plea was a pretty im-
pressive attempt at reverse psychology.
In his initial response to the uncovering of the Iran-Contra
Affair, Ronald Reagan vehemently denied selling arms to Iran
in exchange for the release of American hostages and then


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afraid to apologize
diverting that money to Nicaraguan
insurgents. Eventually, his response
changed: "A few months ago, I told
the American people I did not trade
arms for hostages. My heart and my
best intentions still tell me that's
Aaron Blye true, but the facts and the evidence
Blye's Eyes tell me it is not." Somehow those
letters@alligator.org damn facts and evidence get you
every time.
And last but not least, how can
anyone forget the Monica Lewinsky scandal? The fact that
an Oval Office hummer almost got Bill Clinton kicked out of
office is absurd. The Republican Party was stupid for investi-
gating the president's private life, and Clinton was stupid for
lying about it under oath.
But amazingly, when the president changed his tone
from "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" to
"Indeed, I did have a relationship with Miss Lewinsky that
was not appropriate," his approval ratings shot up faster
than Hugh Heffner's blood pressure at a Playboy Mansion
pool party.
Unlike many other presidents, Reagan and Bill success-
fully sought forgiveness from the American people and
became two of the most beloved presidents of the modem
era.
Now, only a year into his second term, President Bush is
up a creek with a toothpick for a paddle, unable to counter
a current of unaccountability. FEMA's response to Hurricane
Katrina was a disaster. Harriet Miers withdrew her nomina-
tion to the Supreme Court. Vice President Cheney's chief of
staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was just indicted. And the Iraq
War keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny.
Mr. President, it's time to check your hubris at the door.
Aaron Blye is a political campaigning graduate student. His
column appears on Tuesday.


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Guest column

Reality of politics forces parties to incorporate many views


Would like to take issue with the opinions expressed
in Monday's column, "Liberals' crisis worse than
Republicans'," in which Matt Melone makes the assertion
that liberalism is now "little more than a puzzling blend of
race demagoguery, extreme feminism, hare-brained environ-
mentalism, European-style socialism and pacifism."
If you ignore the intentionally inflammatory language,
Melone is dearly trying to claim that American liberal
thought and the Democratic Party are schizophrenic. This
would be significant if it weren't for the fact that all major
political parties suffer from the same condition. In order for a
party to build a large voting base, it must incorporate various
viewpoints and find ways to cater to extreme voices.
The Republican Party itself is a puzzling blend of ex-
treme Christian fundamentalism, laissez-faire capitalism,
social Darwinism and neo-imperialism. But ask the average
Republican for his or her opinions, and you're likely to find

Letters to the Editor


J. Rhett someone far more moderate and unin-
Aultman terested in many of these ideas.
Speaking Out It's no different on the left.
Melone says that the only ideological
liberal leader is comedian Jon Stewart,
and liberals have no heroes except Michael Moore and Cindy
Sheehan.\I would love to ask Melone who the grand ideologi-
cal leader for the right is.
It's not President Bush, since Congress periodically dis-
agrees with him. It's not a congressional leader because it
takes considerable effort 'to gain Republican majorities on
major votes. Who is it? Just like any other political party,
the Republican Party consists of a diverse membership that
must be brought to consensus through effort and negotiation.
That's what politics is.
Regardless, it seems the only real ideological leader and
hero to whom the right can universally point is Ronald


Reagan, which is largely due to mythmaking efforts by his
party. Young Republicans are not likely to be aware of his
policies and work while he was president.
Furthermore, the left has not been languishing for 30 years,
as Melone claims. Perhaps Melone was visiting another planet
from 1992 to 2000, but Bill Clinton was president then, and he
was beloved in ways Bush will never be. The American right
didn't feel strongly supportive of Bush in 2000 but was united
in the fact that he wasn't Al Gore. It's true that the Democrats
need stronger leadership, organization and a more lucid plat-
form, but Melone has clearly missed the point.
Look g at the splinter in a liberal's eye, he's ignored the
tree in his own, and he's ignored fundamental facts of history
and truths of political science.
Perhaps the next time he wants to shake pom-poms for the
right, he should first learn how the game is played.
J: Rhett Aultman is an engineering graduate student.


Libby indicted for lying, not for leaking
CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity
First let me say that I do not sift through
your paper looking for something to write in
about. In fact, I've never written to you in the
six years I have been here.
Nevertheless, when I read the third sen-
tence of Matt Melone's column, "Liberals'
crisis worse than Republicans'," I nearly fell
out of my chair.
Melone writes, "Vice President Dick
Cheney's chief of staff has been indicted for
leaking the name of a CIA operative." Wrong!
I don't know who is to blame Melone, the
editor or the credulous UF population but
when Melone can print a completely incorrect
statement in your paper it makes for a very
sad Alligator. I am sure 90 percent of your
readers will take this inaccuracy as fact, lead-


ing to the further mental deficiency of this fine
institution.
As. correctly written in your editorial,
"Lewis 'Scooter' Libby has been indicted for
lying about his involvement in leaking the
name of CIA operative Valerie Plame" to a
grand jury. I am sure many ignorant people
may not understand the difference, but there
is a huge one.
Most importantly, however, is how Melone,
a journalism and political science junior, wrote
a column without getting the simple facts cor-
rect in the first three sentences. I would love to
hear his explanation.
As for the Alligator, please be more selec-
tive in your columnists.
Perhaps they could take a simple fact-
checking quiz before leaking their opinions
into your paper.


Thank you, and keep up the generally great
work.
Kevin E. Kane
Graduate research assistant


Liberal values of equality, peace relevant
The difficulty in being a liberal stems not
from some weak ideology but from being
forced to confront a right that characterizes
everything we value as "extreme."
It's not extreme to acknowledge and con-
front the racial inequality that exists, when
almost half of black children live below the
poverty line. It's not extreme to question
complacency regarding women's rights, when
our culture is such that an FBI estimate claims
only 37 percent of rape victims feel they can


report the incident to the police. It's not ex-
treme to value the relationships people have
and believe that they do not need our gener-
ous permission to marry. It's not extreme to
care about protecting our environment when
policymakers are actively destroying the only
planet we have. It is neither weak nor extreme
to be motivated by peace, equality and justice
rather than money, misguided morality and
fear of change.
Matt Melone calls liberalism "irrelevant,"
when most students would be hard pressed to
remember when it was more relevant.
Being a liberal today is not easy, but we
.owe it to those who. fought before us for ev-
erything we value today to continue the battle,
popular or not.
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Number of firefighters on trucks reduced to three, standards lowered


FIRE, from page 1


The shortages are so bad that
GFR had to lower standards, Lane
said. Most departments require
four firefighters on each fire truck;
Gainesville reduced the number
to three.
"This department is in a
crisis. If the city doesn't
change its pattern of ne-
glect, the fire department
will suffer, and the citizens
will suffer."
Lt. Jeffrey Lane
Gainesville firefighter

But GFR officials don't want to
lower standards too much because
they are rated by ISO, a company
that analyzes risks in businesses.
Lane said if Gainesville's rating
lowers one more rank, commer-
cial insurance rates will double.
Lane said he informed City
Manager Russ Blackburn of GFR's


crisis when he took office this
summer.
However, Blackburn recently
changed the organizational
structure so GFR officials an-
swer to Assistant City Manager
Barbara Lipscomb instead of
himself.
"Typically, assistant city man-
agers don't manage fire depart-
ments," Lane said. "People's life,
health and property should be
No. 1 on the City Commission."
In a prepared statement to
Lane, Blackburn stated that
although the assistant city man-
ager will work on the day-to-day
issues, he still plans to work
with GFR and interim Fire Chief
William Northcutt.
But Lane said he believes
Blackburn is passing his respon-
sibilities to an assistant so when
GFR's problems grow, he will
not be blamed.
"I see him as putting distance
between the problem and him-
self," he said.
"The assistant city manager
will be the scapegoat."


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Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 12-7-72-2


SUN ISLAND
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
www.sunisland.info
12-7-72-2

PARK AT UF
Huge 2/2s from $625
Laundry on site, central ac.
Pets ok, private balconies.,
Open Weekends 371-0769
12-7-72-2

AVAILABLE JANUARY
Studio and 1BRs From $529
Across From UF, Pets Ok.
Laundry on Site, Wood Floors Avail
Open Weekends 371-7777
12-7-72-2

LIVE STUDY PLAY
Luxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
Aerobics, W/D, Gated, PefFriendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
12-7-72-2

Tremendous Townhome
2BR/1.5BA townhome for only $679
Includes W/D and Alarm
Pets welcome, move in today!
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
12-7-72-2


Spring lease Avail.
3/3 townhouse
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
All the extras Almost gone!
Call for specials 377-2801
12-7-72-2


Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
373-4244 UF bus line #20 12-7-72-2


*1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 0* $735/mo
2BR/2BA Flats 00 $695/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft *0 $695/ mo"
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $599/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$300 off deposit 0 376-2507
12-7-72-2

Its Never Too Early!
Huge 2 and 3 Beds for January!
Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok
Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
12-7-72-2

NEWLY RENOVATED
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401*
12-7-72-2

ENORMOUS 3BR
Avail for Current and Fall
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Ind lease, Furn & Util Avail
Great Specials*377-7401 12-7-72-2

INDIVIDUAL LEASES AVAILABLE
NOWAND FALL SEASON
Convenient UF access
$325 to $575
Action Real Estate Services
352-331-1233 12-7-72-2

Countryside
University Terrace Gainesville
University Terrace West .
Individual Leases'
W/D, Pool & Utilities $300-$325/mo.
Union Properties 373-7578
www.rentgainesville.com
12-7-72-2

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12-7-72-2

*UPPER CLASS Students*
Perfect place to study
FREE cable w/ HBO/Show
FREE GARAGE*ALARM*WD
Gated entry*Computer lab
Wireless poolside*FREE Tanning
1,2&3brs*338-0003
12-7-72-2

NOVEMBER FREE 3BR 1BA house
CH/AC, large kitchen, w/d hookups,
$625/rent, 503 A NW 19th Lane
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-4-59-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-4-52-2

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

Free extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor PLan W/D Hook-ups
& DW. 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 12-7-71-2


Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650 sq ft 1BR
1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75 332-5070 12-
7-71-2

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
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-4-44-2

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

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Over 30+ Private Homes Available!
Call Today: 371-2118
12-7-50-2

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

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-
42-2

Going, Going, GONE!I
2BR/1 BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
12-7-45-2

$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. www.revictory@aol.com
11-3-20-2

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).
11-3-20-2


STUDIO APT.
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Shrt
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
12-7-39-2

Near Law School 3-2. $1200/mo
1st/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-
529-4031 11-10-20-2


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S For Rent
U unfurnished

MILL POND! 2BR/2BA Patio home,
Vaulted ceilings, screen porch, garage,
newer carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent
368 NW 48th Boulevard
(,drl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.TurlingtonRealEstate.com 11-4-15-2

Large NW 3BR/2BA near downtown/UF,
wood floors, cent a/h, fireplace/den,
2000+sf., $1100, extra BRIBA for $100 more
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 ex 2
1731 NW 6th Street 12-7-35-2

Reasonably priced NW 3BR house,
I'z30sf, washer/dryer, den, eat-in kitchen,
garage, large maintained yard $720
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 ex. 2
1731 NW 6th Street 12-7-35-2

Talismar, SW 1BR 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

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-
1271 11-18-24-2

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 20th Ave. 11-2-10-2

BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
373-4423 www.maximumre.com
8-16-131-2

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 .
32 Tile & carpet, fenced yd, W/D, DW + den
38S5 each. 1801 NW 38th Dr. Avail now:
1315 NW 39th Dr. Available Nov 1. 352-219-
6453 or 352-514-1257 11-4-12-2

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

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.
immed. Call 772-708-7048 11-9-21-2

Trenton 3BR/2BA doublewide
Clean, no pets. $550/mo. 1st, last, security.
352-542-8540/210-1888. 11-4-7-2

*********Walk to UF********
2BR/1BA in older house behind Leo 706,
upstairs hardwood floors, utilities included
with rent, pets arranged $490/mo Greg 214-
3291 11-8-10-2

*** CUTE, CLEAN, QUIET ***
Stylish 2BR/2BA SW apt, W/D, alarm, sky-
light, mirrored living room, front porch great
bus rte., pets okay. Avail Jan., $640/mo.
Call 317-8150 for showing and information
11-28-20-2

4BR/2BA House
1904 NW 6th St. Easy bike ride to UF/
downtown. W/D & fenced yard $1,200/mo
Call now for a discount on Nov. rent!
352-428-5925
11-17-15-2

DUPLEX 2BR/1BA. New tile, new carpet,
new paint, central AC/heat, W/D hk up.
Walk/bike to UF. 408 NW 5th Ave. Unit A.
$695/mo. 1st/last &sec. www.gatorpads.com
284-0316 or 281-0733 11-9-10-2

Townhouse 2BR/1.5 BA. Fenced yard,
V\t^D hook-ups, Pets ok. Monthy rent $625.
3936 SW 26 Ter. Apt. B. Call Candy or David
352-371-3473. 11-10-10-2.


l. -For Rent
unfurnished

Available May several units within 1/2
mi of UF campus or closer. $300-310
1BR/1BA $395-415, 2BR/2.5BA $725,
2BR/1 BA $700. Sec dep. No pets. Contact
sor20@yahoo.com or Iv msg 352-870-7256
12-7-29-2

HISTORIC APTS Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces.
SE historic district. First, last, security. 2BR
&2BR w/study 2-2BR Houses in NW Dntn.-
$600-800/mo No dogs please. 378-3704
11-30-20-2

Only 7 blocks from campus.
Available now! Completely remodeled 1BR
duplex. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
11-4-5-2

Walk to UF 2BR.1BA duplex, cent A/C,
private parking, 922 SW 6th Ave. $520
Edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 12-7-
27-2

1 Blkto UF! 1BR/1BAApt
$470/MO 1236 SW 4th Avenue
Central Heat & Air. Carpet. Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
4-4-2

3 Blks to UF! 1BR/1BAApt.
$470/MO 1029 SW 3rd Avenue
Central Heat & Air. Carpet. x-tra room.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
4-4-2

2 Blksto UF!2BR/1BAApt.
$530/MO 408 NW 15th Street
Window A/C Nat. Gas ht. Wood Floors
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
4-4-2

1 BLKto UF! 2BR/1BAApt.
$550/MO 216 SW 12th Street
Windown A/C, Nat Gas ht., wood floors
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
4-4-2

INDIVIDUAL AND SEMESTER LEASES
AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Convenient UF access $375 to $620/mo
Action Real Estate Services 352-331-1133
1-15-31-2

VILLAGE LOFT APTS. 1BR Loft apts.
650-750 sq. ft. Starting @ $490/MO. Quiet,
wooded setting. FREE monitored alarm
system. 6400 SW 20th Ave. Call 332-0720
11-30-21-2

SUMMIT HOUSE APARTMENT
1BR/1BA$425/mo
Walk/Bike to Shands or UF
Call 379-3779 11-7-5-2


Subleases 3


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
icheng@bellsouth.net 11-1-10-3

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 11-1-
10-3

2BR/2BA VERY SPACIOUS
for $612/mo. Available now!!! 352-494-3844
11-3-10-3

SPACIOUS 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA town-
home. Sublease for 9 mo. in Towne Parc.
Free hi-spd internet. Only $375/mo. MUST
SUBLEASE. Contact Jason 352-213-3668
11-7-10-3
2BR/2BA TOWNHOME. All amenities in-
cluded. $958/mo. Available for spring. Start
date negotiable. Please call 352-283-3603.
11-1-5-3

FREE -RENT Until 12/31/05. Sublease
avail now thru 8/06. 1BR/1BA in furn. 2BR
Gainesville Place Apt. $590 for all utils, cable
tv, internet. Close to UF.,Great amenities
incls. balcony. Call Ashley 914-826-7171
11-10-11-3

Massive one bedroom flat available im-
mediately in Boardwalk apts. November
FREE. $630/month for 850+ sq. ft. Perfect
for couple! Come see! Lydia 352-318-4240.
11-3-5-3


1BR/1BA on SW 16 Ave. Sublease from
Dec. to May $480/mo. Cat friendly, no dogs
please. Call 352-870-2163 or e-mail:
sundayzhang7878@yahoo.com 11-3-5-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA in Gainesville Place
for spring. 2 swimming pools, tennis courts,
soccer field. $435/mo- everything included.
Cable, hi speed internet. On bus line. Female
only. Call 813-363-8412. 11-10-10-3

1 month free 1 BR/BA apt. at Frederic Garden
$460/mo. Pets allowed. Close to UF and bus
route 24hr. maint. Call 373-8235 Before
-2pm or e-mail rabikp2000@hotmail.com
11-4-5-3

Spring and summer sublease at The Estates.
I bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment Great
price. Includes everything. Female or male.
305-342-5157 11-7-5-3


Roommates

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-38383
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-7-72-4

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-7-72-4

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
apena13@ufl.edu 11-14-62-4

Rooms. $75-$85 P/W utilities color tv max
cab. w/m on bus r/t. 3 mi from Univ Ave +
Main St. But rent + utility. (negotiable) for one
day work. 376-0384 for all info. 11-16-40-4

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
11-3-28-4

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
11-1-20-4

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
11-7-23-4

3BR/Pvt BA. Available 1/1/06. 6-12 month
lease. Perfect for grad/intl. students.
Sparkling. Furn/unfurn. Large home in
Kirkwood. $400-$500 +util. 352-375-6996 or
352-284-0979 11-15-41-4

$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 12-1-35-4

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 kvabraham@aol.com 11-8-20-4

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. probook2003@yahoo.com
11-3-15-4

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
11-8-15-4

Furnished room w/ private bathroom.
University Terrace Gainesville.. W/D, A/C,
cable, internet. $350/mo. Call 352-472-9778
or 305-299-3485 11-10-14-4

Roomate wanted 3BR/3BA furnished house.
Wood floors. Looking for quiet, clean person.
$400/mo. Utilities included $200 deposit. Call
352-745-1552 11-30-23-4


J 1 Heal Estate


DUCKPOND/Creekview/nice house. Large
BR $400; medium BR $350 + 1/3 utilities.
High ceilings bright space, wood firs, carport.
Perfect for art, gardening, studying, good
housemates, fun. Now or Jan 374-7038
11-4-7-4

1 Female needed for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
@Countryside. $425/mo incl. utils., cable,
internet, finished. Avail NOW! Call 727-510-
9346 11-9-10-4

LIVE DOWNTOWN! Want open-minded,
clean/fun/young prof/grad student to share
new/lux 3BR/3BA condo. $600/mo + 1/3 util
7 or 12 mo lease Avail 01 JAN/Scott 262-
7899 11-7-8-4

CAMPUS LODGE Room for lease.
PRICE NEGOTIABLE. Incl. furniture, utils,.
pvt. bathroom, big screened TV, resort-style
pool & 2 great roommates. Available Dec.
Call 407-227-4170. 11-3-5-4

Avail Dec 2 rooms in large house, 1
blk from 13th & University, $300 + split
util, sec dep. NS, no pets. Contact
gvll1132601@gmail.com or leave message
at 352-870-7256 12-7-29-4

1/1 available in 2/2. 1/2 furnished. Museum
Walk. Male/female. 2 story. DW/WD/pool/
tanning/parties. Laid back, clean per-
son ASAP 732-670-1821 $500 +1/3 util.
11-4-5-4

ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near the Library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 11-4-5-4

M/F roommate wanted for 1BR/pvt. bath in
3BR/2BA apt. w/2 females. W/D, cox internet
& cable. Avail. Jan.- early Aug. $345 +1/3 util.
Call 407-222-4266 11-21-15-4


$245/MO Rent, Male N/S
Quiet private home
Archer Rd. Location
Sec. Deposit +1/2 electric
Info. 375-6393 11-7-5-4


3BR/1BA -1 BLOCK TO UF
1227 SW 4th Ave. Apt. 1
Perfect location. Perfect condition.
Need 1 or 2 roomates. Split $1135/mo
Call 352-514-5060 or 904-716-1609
11-7-5-4

Roomates needed for 4BR/4BA condo.
Close to UF on bus rt. Incl. W/D, utils, wire-
less internet, cable $425/rm/mo w/$125 sec
dep. Contact @ 407-719-1699 12-7-26-4 .

LIVE AT COUNTRYSIDE
2 rooms for rent in 4BR/4BA unit. Rent only
$400/mo incl utils, cable, internet.& furnished
living area. Call 352-870-8459 for more de-
tails. 11-15-10-4


a Real Estate


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 11-30-19-5

JACKSON SQUARE
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium.- Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5

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
11-2-10-5


SHERWOOD FOREST 4 2.5 1. bouglas
built home. This is the. best of the best with
dozens of extras magnificent home priced
right! AHHR @ 352-250-5138 for full details.
11-2-10-5

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

Nice 2BR/2BA Brandywine Condo.
1226 sq. feet. A couple of miles to the
University. New carpet. Asking $96,000.
Call 222-5143 11-14-15-5

JUST BUILT 4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NEAR SORORITY ROW- 2BLKS FROM
UF ALL APPLIANCES- GREAT INVSTMT
OPP PRVT. OWNER-MUST SELL-$265K
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 904-838-7581
11-14-15-5


Furnishings


BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-7-72-6

BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
352-377-9846 12-7-72-6

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

BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12-
7-72-6


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


Sofa $185 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-7-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-7-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-7-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set witable,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
7-72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332 9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-72-6

BEDS 0 Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 0 Single sets $39 *King
sets $99 0 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
12-7-72-6

MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 twin
sets $89 Ofull sets $129 Oqueen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
12-7-72-6

Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes," desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
12-7-81-6
"BEDS- ALL BRAND NEW**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195*
Brand name matching sets not used or re-
furbished. Still in plastic, direct from -factory!
A better product at a better price. Wholesale
Furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
Archer Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
Brian 12-7-72-6


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Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
12-7-72-6

Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-7-72-6

Bedroom Set Brand New! Still in boxes! HB
- $125, NS $75, Dresser $135, Mirror $75,
Chest $135. Can Deliver. (352) 264-9799
12-7-72-6

Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333

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

Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-7-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-jiolders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 12-7-72-6

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
*Full $90 Queen $110 King $170"**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-7-72-6

BED- 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.
12-7-72-6

Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6

Futon $160 Solid Oak Mission Style with
plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box.
Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-7-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-7-72-6


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Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-7-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031

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

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

FUTON, Queen
Like new condition. Light colored wood.
$600, includes 2 futon covers. Contact: 352-
256-1478. 11-1-5-6

Queen bed (mattress, box + frame) bought
new Feb '05. $110; desk w/hutch $35;
dining room (table + 4 chairs) $60; micro-
wave $25; lamp $5. Call Oscar 381-1961,
opicon@ufl.edu 11-1-3-6

BEIGE COUCH AND ARM CHAIR
for sale. $175 for both. Red slipcover for
couch and red striped slipcover for chair
included. Call 321-432-8314 11-4-4-6


Computers



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12-7-72-7

Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
7-72-7

Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 12-7-72-7

"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-7-72-7


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12-7-69-7

GATORNERD.COM
- computer/laptop repair
- virus, spyware, hardware
- $10 discounts, cheapest!
- home/dorm 352-219- '.*80
12-7-69-7

G'ville Computer Repair
Service on all PC MAC and Networks. 1204
NW 13th St, Ste #10. 352-337-2500 12-7-
53-7

Spyware/virus removal special $59. Laptop
memory upgrade $50+. Stop paying too
much for computer repairs. Fixed rates as
low as $30. Call today for a free estimate.
352-494-2355 www.computersunited.net
11-1-5-7


DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
12-7-72-8


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..
12-7-72-8


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In the market f6r 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

YIKES BIKES'
Used not abused. From basic transportation
to highend stuff. All styles. Great prices. 5
blocks from UF in College Park. 870-8693
12-7-72-9

WANTED: Road Bike
Call with size + components 316-1164
11-3-5-9


5G For Sale

PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
- Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Qan leave mssg. 12-7-72-10

ANTHOLOGY
by Bob Brackin
containing
"Gainesville Stories"-
www.bobbrackin.com 11-18-60-10

PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of Bar
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft beer
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensils.
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gville
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10


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*NEW GATOR LOGO ITEM*
Cool Hand Painted Bamboo. Curtains.
Excellent for dorm, home, party room or gift!
GO TO: www.pikopro.com
11-15-20-10

TtLES,
Save $100's on Tavertine or granite for your
.next job/project. Call Joel at 359-3216 at
Jackson LLC. 11-2-10-10


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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-7-72-11

*Swamp Cycles* Save $$$ on gas, ride to
class! Largest selection of Ebikes, scooters
& accessories. Free delivery, 1-yr warranty,
best cust. service 534 SW 4th Ave 373-8823
www.swampcycles.com
12-7-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $599. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-7-72-11

CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES
SCOOTERS, or dirt bikes in ANY condition,
Running or not. titles or not. Prompt pick up.
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
12-7-88-11


*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW67th Place
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11


SCOOTER, 50cc, SUZUKI POWERED 2005
Oil ingection, lots of storage. Brand new,
never used. Over 100 mpg. Park anywhere.
ONLY $895 262-4673 11-8-10-11

VERUCCI SCOOTERS for sale 49cc 4
stroke electric start. Remote alarm & ignition.
Reaches 45-50 mph. Makes 80-100mpg. 1
new blue $1500, 1 used yellow $1000, Call
352-219-3950 11-22-15-11


Autos

*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @215-7987 12-7-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-7-72-12

**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
Call Ray 352-284-8619
12-7-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-7-72-12

Best Cars Lowest Prices
www.39thaveimports.com
12-7-72-12

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

*WE PAY CASH*
For Cars & Trucks
Any year, make, model, mileage, condi-
tion. Free towing. Up to $250 for junkers
Call 407-756-9100
12-7-34-12

2000 FORD FOCOS SE SPORT
Silver, 5-spd, 34mpg, A/C, AM/FM/CD,
remote keyless entry, alloy wheels, tinted
windows, alarm. 72k mi. Great cond $4750/
OBO. 352-328-1075 orxinguo@ufl.edu. 11-
7-10-12

1994 Toyota 4x4 pickup DX X-cab V6. 3.0,
Rhinoliner, topper, AC, CD/mp3, Yakima
rack, trailer hitch, tinted windows, man trans,
182 K $4700 Call 352-281-2485. 11-3-5-12


Wanted' :


LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
JEWELRY. 373-9243 12-7-72-13
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church orSt.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
11-14-83-13

Blind lady needs health majors interested in
walking at least three times a week. Call 352-
219-6948. Thanks. 11-14-83-13

WANT TO BUY
BROKEN XBOX, PSP, DS
352-317-6601 12-7-36-13


I ]l Help Wanted 3

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.qpm
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! -2-
7-72-14
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/
employment 12-7-72-14
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
7-72-14
BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
12-7-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
352-378-9204
12-7-72-14
Mortgage lender has immediate positions
avail for college students. No exp req. $8/hr
+ bonus, flex hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F
at 1900 SW 34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above
credit union) 12-7-72-14


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S HeWanted HelpWnted
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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-,fail avonbyemma@hotmail.com. 12-7-
72-14

HIRING KITCHEN STAFF Starting $6.15/hr
DRIVERS $8-15/hr, and FLYERERS. PT
easy schedule. Please call 2-5pm 378-2442
or fill out application at California Chicken
Grill 2124 SW 34th St. Mon Fri. 12-7-72-14

wwV.GatorHospitalityJobs.com
Apply online today. At one of over .100
RESTAURANTS, BARS OR HOTELS. Apply
.for any position today. 11-30-76-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to-join. Click on Surveys.
12-7-72-14 ,

CASHII
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.
12-7-72-14

Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9:30am-9pm 408 W University Ave.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
12-7-71-14

Attention Smokers!
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

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

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.
ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com or call 328-
4944 9-3-15-14

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

GATOR DOMINOS
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
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 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW 4th Blvd. Across
from Home Depot. No phone calls please.
12-7-55-14

PART TIME LEASING AGENT
Apply in person. Windmeadows Apt. 2712
SW 34th St. DFWP. 11-30-49-14

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

MARK Representatives needed. Earn up to
40% on everything you sell. Make money
while in school; buy, sell, fundraise. Be your
,wa boss, work flexible hours. Call Emma @
352-87-1-4489 12-7-50-14

Bartending Jobs
Up to $300/shift. Many Positions Avail.
No exp. req. FT/PT. 1-800-806-0082 ext
1516 12-7-41-14

HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
avdil. Apply in person 3105 SW 34th St.
11-4-20-14


DEMOCRATIC CALL CENTER
Phone reps. needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus. 352-
371-5888 X 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Drive.
11-7-20-14,

CASHIER PT, approx. 25hrs./wk. Mornings,
afternoons or evenings. ADA'S CLOTHES
REPAIR 336-0164 12-7-35-14

$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

Are you America's Next TOP Personality?
Earn $70 for a 5 hour event!
Promoting brands by .
Distributing samples/brochures
and demonstrating products to
consumers. Part-time, weekends,
and typically 4-6 hours. Apply online
www.eventsandpromotions.com
11-15-23-14

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

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program
in Linguistics is looking for people to par-
ticipate in a listening experiment. You can
earn $10/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:
jenlsilver@yahoo.com 11-2-10-14

FT Veterinary Receptionist
Call for information 318-1247 11-3-11-14

WANTED Waitstaff and kitchen personnel
at The Clubhouse Grille. 5112 NW 34th St.,
across from the YMCA. Between the hours of
2 &4pm M-F. 11-2-10-14

SALES ASSOCIATE FOR GROUPS
Previous hotel sales experience preferred.
Hourly & bonus. Apply in person: 4021 SW
40th Blvd. 11-2-10-14

VOLUNTEER COACHES
needed for youth co-ed basketball pro-
gram- GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A
DIFFERENCE. Call 334-5053 11-1-7-14

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS NEEDED.
Earn $$$. Officiate youth basketball games.
Basketball officials clinic. Nov 16 6-8pm.
Call.393-8751 for more info. 11-1-7-14

PT DRIVER AVAILABLE
National company. Mon-Fri. Apply in person
@ 3005 SW Williston Rd or send resume to
kunietis@rexelusa.com 11-7-10-14

NANNIES NEEDED,
JOBS START @ NOON
20 to 30 hrs per week, 4 jobs $$$
Noah's Ark Nanny 376-5008 11-7-10-14

SUCCESSORIES Oaks Mall
We're looking for motivated people to join our
team! PIT, flexible scheduling. Apply at store
331-5900 wemotivate.com 11-1-5-14

TCBY on 34th St.
NOW HIRING ALL SHIFTS.
Apply in person. 12-7-28-14

Brinks authorized dealer looking for top
sales person. Lead program, top commis-
sion. Support/training. Set your own hours.
Excellent job for college student. Call 1-866-
427-4880. 11-8-10-14

TUMBLING INSTRUCTOR
needed at Tumblemania in High Springs.
Call 386-454-1779 for more info. 11-8-10-14

FIVE STAR PIZZA on Tower Rd.
Now hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS. Flexible
hours. Closing shifts earn over $100.
Apply in person 600 NW75th St. 11-8-10-14

Nanny needed M-F Full Time
for twin girls at the beginning of the year.'
References required. 262-4437 11-8-10-14


ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Part Time Criminal Justice Tech
Advanced technical clerical/
record work associated w/inmate
records. 20-30 hrs/week.
Starting salary: $10/hr+benefits
HS/GED, 18+yrs, Type 30 CWPM
Deadline: November 4, 2005'
2621 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
(352)367-4040
11-1-5-14

LOCAL A/G CHURCH NEEDS WORSHIP
LEADER/KEYBOARDIST. Contemporary
songs. Paid positions. Call Pastor Terry, 352-
472-5433 or 472-7736 11-8-10-14

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE/BILLING CLERK
for sitework construction office. Quickbooks
exp. pref. Ideal for business or account-
ing major. Min 20hrs/wk. Call 335-1711
11-1-5-14

Are you energetic and motivated? Are you
looking for a flexible holiday job? LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, Inc. is cur-
rently seeking part-time Donor Scheduling
Representatives to help maintain the com-
munity blood supply. Evening and weekend
shifts are available. To apply, please call
(352) 224-1741 after 5pm Monday through
Thursday & leave a message. EOE/DFWP.
11-17-16-14

Catering Help
Wait Staff/Dishwashers/Bartenders
Great Environment/Wknds/Flexible Hours
No Phone Calls/ Must Have Experience
Email refs. to events@sweetwaterinn.com
11-2-5-14

SALES ASSOCIATE
JW Furniture seeks M/F energetic, motivated
employees that are commission driven.
Contact AlexCutler 305-766-6339 11-2-
5-14


Major Internet Retailer
Customer Svc., sales, shipping,
advertising, marketing, graphics,
programmers, photography, etc.
www.bythepranet.com/careers.htm
11-2-5-14


PIZZA MAKER
for authentic New York-style hand-tossed
pizza. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY $10/hr
to start. Tues-Fri, 2-10Opm. Call 745-0456
11-2-5-14

CASINO'S PIZZA
is now hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS. Come by
and fill out an application at 1710 SW 13th
St. 372-4848 11-30-19-14

SHIFT WORK 7/24, 365
We can work with your schedule. Contact
David Armstrong 386-462-1016 11-2-5-14

Seeking recent grads/current students in
Psy, Sp Ed or other realted field to work with
children and adults with autism. $10/hr. Call
Mark at 332-8588 11-1-3-14

Want a job that has flexible hours, makes
unlimited income, and is tons of fun?
Become a sales rep selling
the hottest styles in silver and handbags.
Call Rebecca at 305-677-9500
11-1-3-14

RECEPTIONIST FULL TIME Medical recep-
tionist for busy Gainesville research center.
Medical Manager Experience a plus. Salary
commensurate w/exp. Fax resume to 352-
331-8345. 11-4-6-14

IVEY'S GRILL needs dishwashers. Shifts are
Tues thru Sun 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Thurs
thru Sat 4:30 pm thru 11:30 pm. Apply in per-
son. Closed Mondays. 11-3-5-14

Student Supervisors/Managers:
Start building or add to your resume! Gator
Dining Services, located on the UF Campus,
is looking for Student Supervisors/Managers.
Pay is $8-1 Ohr. based on experience. We of-
fer competitive pay, benefits and a great
working environment. Apply at Gator Dining
Services, B73 Reitz Union, Museum Rd.
or online at www.gatordining.com 11-14-
10-14


Inventory Position:
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for a full time inven-
tory person. Qualified applicant will have
experience with data entry, inventory, cash
handling and sales reporting. Must possess
strong computer and customer service
skills. This position will also help with other
general office duties. We offer competitive
pay, benefits and a great working environ-
ment. Email resume with salary require-
ments msmorgan@ufl.edu or apply online at
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005

Walsh to face difficult test as professional


Wise retracts comment


By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Writer


UF volleyball coach Mary Wise said
she was merely joking when she accused
Tennessee coach Rob Patrick of throwing
a match against the Gators earlier this
season.*
During a radio broadcast following
L UF's 3-2 loss to Tennessee on Sunday,
Wise said Patrick threw a match against
the Gators earlier this season by bench-
ing one of his star players, a move that
may have thrown off UF's game plan in
their next meeting.
On Monday, Wise apologized for
the comment which was published
on alligatorSports.org saying anyone
that saw her being interviewed would
have known she was joking, although it
wasn't clear over the radio.
"I regret saying anything that takes
away from Tennessee and the perfor-
mance of their players yesterday," Wise
said. "I know that I need to choose my


words more carefully because my facial
expressions aren't broadcast on the ra-
dio."
Tennessee's 3-2 victory against UF
marked the third time in two seasons
that the Gators lost in five games to the
Volunteers. Tennessee is the only team
to defeat the Gators in a regular season
conference match since 1994.
"I sensed it was com-
Gators ing, an ambush," Wise
Volleyball said on the radio after the
match. "You don't nor-
mally see this in college
athletics. It was like they threw the game
back in Gainesville by not playing [star
libero Amy] Morris.
"We found out later Morris didn't
even know she wasn't playing. It shows
that they set everything up."
The Gators will continue their road
trip on Friday, taking on Alabama before
traveling to Auburn on Sunday. Should
the Gators win both matches, they would
clinch their 15th consecutive SEC title.


WALSH, from page 16


heck out of the ball."
In 66 minutes of preseason action,
Walsh has scored 16 points. His four 3-
pointers, in addition to his four steals,
captured Coach Stan Van Gundy's eye.
"He's played well," Van Gundy said.
"Matt's a tough, competitive kid who re-
ally knows how to play the game and has
shot the ball well at times. He's got a real
confidence about him."
Nobody expected Walsh to forego
his senior season at UF, let alone make
an NBA roster. When he and fellow UF
guard Anthony Roberson failed to get
drafted, ESPN college basketball analyst
Jay Bilas publicly chided them. But it
was Walsh who purposely refused to be
drafted in the second round by as many
as five teams to avoid being sent over-
seas. Miami soon signed him to a par-
tially guaranteed $1.2 million, two-year
contract. Roberson, meanwhile, earned a
spot on Memphis' roster.
"I let my play do the talking," said
Walsh, who averaged 14.1 points while
totaling 192 3-pointers at UF. "I don't


need to point anything out to anybody."
So instead of spending his summer
in Gainesville, Walsh soaked up South
Beach and heeded advice from future
Hall-of-Famers like O'Neal and Miami
guard Gary Payton.
But now comes the hard part.
"Your whole entire life you've been
involved in situations in high school and
college and elementary
school playing basket-
ball," UF coach Billy
Donovan said. "Now,
all of a sudden, it goes
to 'Wow, I'm on a team,
but I'm not even play-
Donovan ing; I'm not even dress-
Doning.'
But he has survived the cuts. And so
whatever happens will suit Walsh just
fine.
"For now, I have to handle it," he said.
"I'll do anything it takes for the team
to get better. If that means going hard
against Dwayne Wade every day in prac-
tice, then that's what I'll do, but I'm still
going to be. trying hard to get better and
get into a position where I can help this
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 15


UF looks to Humphrey to ease losses of star players

HUM PHREY, from page 14


Alligator File Photo
Junior guard Lee Humphrey dribbles past Alabama forward Evan Brock dur-
ing the Gators' 85-54 win against the Crimson Tide on February 5.


Humphrey takes to effortlessly fall through
the net.
He's been so good, in fact, that
Donovan called him as good a pure shoot-
er as he's been around in his 10 years in
Gainesville.
It came as no surprise to those who
had been following the Gators when he
knocked down a buzzer beater in the SEC
Tournament his freshman year to down
Alabama.
It was a shot which Humphrey called
his best individual moment at UF.
His shots and playing time, however,
have always been limited because of other
personnel on the floor.
Humphrey started down the stretch his
freshman year after Christian Drejer quit
the team to play professionally in Europe,
and filled in amicably when Matt Walsh-
went down with a foot injury midway
through last season.
That experience should help Humphrey
as he moves into a full-time starting role
this season and becomes one the lineup's
veteran players.
"When Christian left and when Matt
[was injured I was] able to get in there quite
a bit [and that experience is] definitely go-
ing to pay off this year," Humphrey said.
"Anytime you get in game situations like
that it should help."
And with the departures of Walsh and
Anthony Roberson, both of whom made
NBA rosters this week, a deep shooting
presence is exactly what the Gators need.
"I think Lee's game has gotten bet-
ter and that's what we need out of him,"
Donovan said.
"Walsh and Roberson aren't here, and
it's time for him to come into his own a
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Humphrey


expands game

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Writer

Some of his teammates trained, some of them werit
home and others went to class or worked on their jumper.
Lee Humphrey traveled halfway around the world.
Literally.
As part of the Sports Reach Program, Humphrey trav-
eled with seven other Southeastern Conference players,
including Chuck Davis of Alabama, as part of a 7-day,
7-game tour of China last May.
"We played in seven different cities and we got to see
a whole lot of China," Humphrey said. "I got to see all
different parts of China and got to see some pretty cool
places, so it was a lot of fun."
Humphrey averaged 12.9 points per game in the
Orient, and he saw some time at point guard, a position he
will likely be asked to play occasionally as the Gators open
their exhibition schedule tonight against Embry Riddle at
the O'Connell Center.
"With the way our hand is dealt right now he's going to
play some point," UF coach Billy Donovan said.
Donovan also said that Humphrey's development as
a ball handler was necessary as he evolves into a more
complete player.
"I felt like last year Lee really got one-dimensional,
where most of his shooting and most of the things he did
offensively were just catch and shoot," Donovan said. "I
thought for him to grow as a player he was going to have
to spend a lot of time in the off-season gettingconfidence ...
. handling the ball."
While Humphrey may be transitioning into somewhat
of a different role, he will
Who: Gators vs. Embry likely still be defined by his
Riddle jump shooting.
What: Exhibition game It has become such a
Where: O'Connell phenomenon over his first
two seasons that the crowd
Center seems to expect every shot


When: Tonight at 7 p.m.


SEE HUMPHREY, PAGE 15


Walsh survives Miami roster cuts


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

Matt Walsh sports a trim hair-
cut, which coincidentally reveals a
receding hairline.
Could this be the same player
loved by the Gators for his over-
flowing blond locks and hated by
the Southeastern Conference for
the same?
Sure, but now that Walsh has
officially made the Miami Heat's
15-man roster, it's time to let the
hair grow.
"I cut it because people had a
perception of me with my old hair
which was totally untrue," Walsh
said. "Now I've got a month's
worth and it's going to get long."
Miami announced that Walsh
had survived its roster cuts
Monday, but it was a move the
guard had expected all along.
In fact, he did not even formu-
late a backup plan in case the Heat
released him.
Since Miami lost three-point
shooters Damon Jones and Eddie
Jones in free agency and trades
,during the off-season, Walsh be-
lieves his outside shooting can
help the Heat.
"Shaq [O'Neal] and Dwayne
Wade demand so much attention.
so you need guys that can spot up
for threes and I think I can provide
that," Walsh said.
What Miami also loves is
Walsh's basketball sense. His reck-
less .abandon on the court while at
UF typified his on-the-court per-
sonality. Even if Walsh wasn't the
quickest or most athletic player, he
would do everything he could to
compensate with aggression and


Victor Baldizon / NBAE via Getty Images
Former UF forward Matt Walsh, now with the Miami Heat, dribbles
upcourt at the American Airlines Arena on October 10 in Miami.
basketball smarts. time," said Heat power forward
"He's defending well taking Udonis Haslem, also a former
charges, diving on loose balls and Gators star. "And he's stot the
being in the right place at the right SEE WALSH, PAGE 14


Manson, Wynn proving that two-back system will work for Gators


With the way UF ran the ball against
Georgia, the Gators should finally
have their running back situation
settled. The two-headed beast that is DeShawn
Wynn and Markus Manson must get the ball.
They racked up 158 combined yards
Saturday, which is the most by two backs
since they amassed 169 against Louisiana
* Tech, which, lets face it, doesn't actually count
for anything.
But against a stingy Georgia defense, they
both had great games, and this is why they
should both be the featured backs.


1. Southern California.977
2. Texas .973
3. Virginia Tech .929
4. Alabama .870
5. UCLA .787
16. UF .415


Two weeks ago, Coach Urban Meyer de-
dared that DeShawn Wynn was the Gators'
running back. I had disagreed with him all
season about giving Wynn all the carries while
Manson sat there and watched. -
Yeah, yeah, yeah- he couldn't hold the ball
in practice. But he did in games, and every
time he touched it, it seemed like he went for
10 yards.
Manson is the fastest back the Gators have;
Wynn is the most powerful. They complement
each other like lamb and tuna fish, if you will.
(OK, spaghetti and meatballs it is.)


*Offensive coordinator Randy
Sanders, who spent the past 17
years on Tennessee's coaching
staff, resigned on Monday. UT's of-
fense ranks 108th in the nation.


"That was about as
well as two tailbacks
can complement each
other," Meyer said. "I
was really excited about
Markus Manson."
Ian Fisher Me too, except I've
Extra lannings been excited about
ifisher@alligator.org him for longer. Meyer
finally sees it. The key
to a successful run-
ning game will be utilizing both Manson and
Wynn.


E 1969: UF quarterback John Reaves at-
tempts a school record 66 passes. An NCAA
record nine of the passes were intercepted
in UF's 38-12 loss to Auburn.


Manson got his chance, and he ran with it,
averaging more than 5 yards a carry just like
Wynn.
Chris Leak brought up a recent example of a
two-back attack working in the SEC: Auburn's
Ronnie Brown and Cadillac Williams last year,
who are both playing on Sundays now.
Can they be that good? There's only one
way to find out.
It's time to end the running back juggling.
It's time to embrace both Manson and
Wynn and see how good they can really be.


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