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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005


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By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org

Starting Fall 2006, UF students
may finally have access to city-bus
service seven days a weel< after the
Transportation Access Fee Committee
voted finanimously in favor of a mo-
tion to extend Regional Transit System
services to include Sundays.
The motion, which was proposed
during the committee's Tuesday
afternoon meeting, calls for a tuition-
funded Transportation Fee increase of
57 cents per credit hour,
Student raising students' total
Life transportation costs 'from.
$4.24 to $4.81 per credit
hour.
"I think all of us (on the commit-
tee) could explain the increase in fees'
by saying the services and enhance-
ments are necessary," said committee
Chairman Bob Miller.
In addition to Sunday bus service,
the committee's proposal includes
provisions that will extend other RTS
services on certain routes with high
triderships.
Later Gator A, an evening route
which circulates between the Reitz
Union and the Downtown Community
Plaza on Wednesdays through
Saturday, will add an additional bus
by Fall to accommodate new service
hours on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Bus routes 20, 12, 35 and 13, which
are heavily utilized, will also see be-
tween four and 10 hours of extended
service time by next Fall.
"RTS is the fourth largest bus ser-
vice in the state," Miller said. "We're

SEE TRANSPORT, PAGE 9


UF defensive
tackle Marcus
Thomas rubs his
belly in anticipation
of a safety during
the third quarter
of the Gators'
35-9 win against
Mississippi State
on Oct. 8.
See story, pg. 17.


Panel, mother address race issues


By DIANA MAZZELLA
Alligator Writer
dmazzella@alligator.org

A part of Gainesville was
in New York City on Tuesday
night.


- About 200 people heard
how Amadou Diallo, an im-
migrant from Guinea who was
working to, pay for his educa-
tion, was killed by four white
police officers in 1999 in the
Bronx.


His mother, Kadiatou
Diallo, told his story and
suggested how the problems
of racial profiling and police
brutality can be solved during
a speech at Emerson Alumni
Hall.


Kadiatou Diallo discusses her son's death at an event hosted by the Institute of Black Culture in
Emerson Alumni Hall. Diallo has become a national spokeswoman against racial profiling.


"There is not a single day
that will go by without me
thinking of my son Amadou,"
Diallo said.
He was shot 19 times by
police, she said.
"The four officers who dis-
charged their guns that night
thought they had found a
rapist they were after," stated
the program from the forum.
"Amadou was unarmed and
carrying only a wallet and a
pager."
She said he "never stood
a chance" because the police
officers did not see him as hu-
man.
At the time he was killed, he
had $9,000 saved up and was
enrolled in college, she said.
After the news of her son's
death, Diallo trekked to New
York to find justice, but said
she was unsuccessful.
She said the four officers
were not convicted in a crimi-
nal court, though an apology
was issued.
Diallo. said her son's mes-
sage to her today would be
. "Mom, I deserve to Jive. Why
wasn't I given the chance?"
A panel of UF employees
and a representative from
Gainesville Police presented
their views on the issues be-
hind her son's death and took
questions from the audience.

SEE DIALLO, PAGE 9


Students return to South Fla. aftermath


By KIMBERLY GOUZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Prepared to battle food lines, gas short-
ages and curfews, dozens of UF students
made the six-hour trek to South Florida on
GMG Transport to help their families clean
up Hurricane Wilma's mess.-
"I was surprised to see all the trees and
fences down," said Michelle Arrazcaeta,
a first-year advertising major from West
Kendall. "When I was driving north (toward
Broward County), all of the traffic lights
were out. There were cops everywhere to


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monitor the traffic."
Arrazcaeta said her family received
power soon after the storm, and the struc-
tural damage to her house
was minimal. -
She said her friends in
nearby Coral Springs got
Hurricane power Sunday, but many
Wilma others in Broward might be
without power until Nov. 22.
According to a Florida
Power & Light press release, that date has
been moved up to Nov. 8 in parts of Miami-
Dade County and Nov. 13 for Broward and


* Most visitors
wouldn't expect
to find a poster
of blonde female
wrestlers in white
G-strings on the
wall of a nursing
home.
See story, pg. 4.


8 Lance Dalton
didn't live
long enough to
graduate from
UF, but because
of him, 7-year-old
Raymond might.
See story,
pg. 8. ,


Palm Beach counties; as well as areas north
of Kendall Drive in Miami-Dade.
UF Research Facilities in South Florida
were damaged in the storm, and one of
them, located in Belle Glade, is still without
power, said Waldemar Klassen, professor of
Tropical. Research at the Tropical Research
and Education Center in Homestead.
One of his colleagues' research onpapaya
and banana trees was hurt by the storm.
"He's essentially lost a year of work,"
Klassen said. "That's a lot ... down the
tube."'
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Collegiate wrestler boasts strength all his own


By OLIVIA ORMOS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Kyle Maynard was the world's strongest
teenager.
Despite being born with incomplete
limbs, he bench-pressed 240 pounds even
before he became a champion wrestler for
the University of Georgia.
Maynard spoke to a crowd of more than
800 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on
Tuesday night about how he learned to live
with his rare deformity and excel at nearly
everything he has attempted
On through positive thinking.
Campus "I've tried to live my life
without excuses, having a pos-
itive attitude and not giving
up," Maynard said. "My parents wanted
to treat me as normal, and that is the way
I see myself."
As a child, Maynard, who suffers from a
disorder called congenital amputation, felt
that prosthetic arms and legs only impaired
him. He realized he didn't need extra bag-
gage such as the spoon he would wrap
around his arm.
Maynard said his grandmother would
take him to the grocery store, make him say
hello to people and shake their hands.
He recalled a time in church camp when
he and his friends pulled a prank on beach-
goers by putting ketchup on his limbs and
faking a shark attack.
Everyone has obstacles to overcome,
Maynard said, but they can overcome any-
thing regardless of what it is.


"My heroes are the people that provide
service for others, like soldiers, people who
provide for disaster victims and the environ-
ment, police officers or anyone who shares
their time to help other people," he said.
He said wrestling taught him about
work ethic and feels blessed to be a part of
it. To this'day, he has never been pinned.
"I wanted to become state champion se-
nior year, and I gave up hanging out with
friends to practice," he said. "I was totally
focused, and I wanted to be there and the one
sitting up on the podium with the medal."
Local Buchholz High School wrestling
team was in the audience, having skipped
practice to hear Maynard's speech.
"He's a big influence and gives us in-
spiration to try harder," said team member
Drew Carlton, 14. "It's so amazing how he
overcame so many obstacles and became
such a great wrestler. You can kind of relate
it to life, and [it] gives you hope."
The audience circled in, standing on
chairs to watch Maynard demonstrate
his favorite wrestling moves, especially
his jawbreaker, a move he uses to try to
separate his opponent's jaw using the end
of his arm.
UF freshman Paul Mahle, Maynard's
demonstration partner, said Maynard was
strong, quick and did most of the normal
wrestling moves in a modified way.
"Wrestling him was a humbling experi-
ence, and every high school wrestler knows
who he is, and the coaches use him for
motivation," Mahle said. "If that was a real
match, it would have been a good match."


After his speech, Kyle Maynard signs books and chats outside the Reitz Union Grand Ball-
room. Though he was born with a rare disorder, he has become a champion athlete.
Maynard said he likes to remember "Everyone has got to pull the cookie out
there-are ways to get around any obstacle, of the jar, and I just had to learn a different
and he tries to stay focused on what he can way," he said.
do instead of what he can't. Student Government's speakers' bu-
He wasn't going to watch his friends reau, Accent, paid Maynard $7,500 for his
have fun from the bleachers, he said. appearance.


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Like a rolling stone, Gainesville man stays on course


* TEENAGE INJURY DOESN'T KEEP
HIM FROM WORK, ENJOYING LIFE.

By HEATHER RAPP
Alligator Contributing Writer

Most wouldn't expect to find a poster of
blonde female wrestlers in white G-strings on
the wall of a nursing home.
Then again, at 38 years old, Michael Dubois
isn't a typical nursing-home resident.
Dubois has lived at University Place Care
and Rehab Center since he was a teenager.
"I took a dare that I shouldn't have done,"
Dubois said of the accident that left him
paralyzed. "But when you're 16, you do crazy
things."
He dove off a dock headfirst with his
hands behind his back into a lake that was 5
feet deep.
He broke his neck, and is confined to a
wheelchair with minimal movement in his
arms.
But while the accident shattered his verte-
brae, his life remains intact.
Dubois said he loves his position as a
customer-service specialist at Target in Butler
Plaza. For 10 years, the Fargo, N.D., native has
answered phones, checked prices and assisted
customers.
"In helping us all keep an upbeat, positive
attitude, he's fantastic," said Target assistant
manager Chad Williams.
Since 1990, Dubois has volunteered at two
local schools. With no children of his own, he
affectionately calls the pupils his "kids."
He is a teacher's aide at Lawton Chiles
Elementary School and an assistant physical-
education coach at Kimball Wiles Elementary
School.
John Stobbie, Lawton Chiles' physical-
education coach, said Dubois offers the kids
words of encouragement during their mile
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Though confined to a wheelchair, Michael Dubois works at Target, as well as with
children at Lawton Chiles and Kimball Wiles elementary schools.


Another series of photographs also keeps
the soft-spoken man company: that of his
nurse and friend, Heidi Grant.
"She's been a mom to me since I lost mine
back in '87," he said.
He said Grant is attending UF to become
a licensed registered nurse. With few visitors
and no family he can turn to, she is an impor-
tant part of his life.
Dubois' father died in March, and he said
his three brothers and two sisters in Ocala
have all but forgotten about him.
"They usually only call me if they want
something," he said.
His family isn't the only place he's ostra-
cized, he said.
"Some people treat me the same and other
people like you've got a disease," Dubois said.
"They look at you funny."
People driving by will often lean out the
window to curse at him in his wheelchair.
But Dubois said he's doing just fine.
He uses his Jazzy brand motorized wheel-
chair to visit the Oaks MIlall or Butler Plaza
several times a week, though Dubois discov-
ered that 6 1/2 mph doesn't always carry him
across intersections fast enough.
On July 25, Dubois was hit by a car as he
traveled down 34th Street. He was flung from
his wheelchair and broke both his legs.
The 10-second crosswalk lights might be
adequate for able-bodied individuals, but
they're too short for others, he said.
"It needs to be at least 30 seconds or so,"
Dubois said, "because it takes that long for a
wheelchair to get across."
He said his lawyer plans to speak with city
officials about making this change.
Despite his daily battles, he still finds hope
in his surroundings.


runner before his injury. comics on his computer desktop. Framed class Duboi said he see outer pe
"When I'm working with the kids, they pictures line the top of his television, visible similar injuries who just succun
keep me young," he said with a smile. from the bed that takes up nearly all of his circumstances.
He displays his lifelong love of Spiderman curtained-off room. "That's what made me fight a k
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Alligator Writer
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Living in a neighborhood full of drugs,
abuse, neglect and poor education is com-
mon for the kids Annie McKoy sees every
day.
As executive director of Gainesville's
Phoenix Center, McKoy said she was thrilled
when members of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
volunteered to'play kickball with the cen-
ter's'underprivileged children.
The community- center, located at 3412
S$W 26th Terrace, helps keep children and
teenagers off the streets by offering comput-
er and arts-and-crafts classes and tutoring,
among other after-school activities.
Iota Phi Theta plays a tremendous role
in helping McKoy with mentoring the boys
and girls at the center, fraternity member
Rafael Dominguez said.
"A lot of the kids' parents are usually
working two or three jobs, and this is a
good place for them to come rather than
stay home by themselves;" Dominguez
said.
As a. regular volunteer, Dominguez
spends time reading-to 9-year-old Eunice
Bray. Eunice said he helps her get good
grades.
"They make me feel happy," Eunice said
of the fraternity members. "It's fun when,
I play games and they let me be on the
team."


Dominguez said the fraternity has been
volunteering for two years twice a month to
set a good example for the kids.
Another organization that lends a
hand to the center is the Family Christian
Association of America, a nonprofit organi-
zation, which sponsors the center by paying
its rent.
"I appreciate the help I get from fra-
ternities and other groups because
the city does not provide money to
employ staff."
Annie McKoy
executive director, Phoenix Center


However, FCAA does not provide funds
for outside activities, such as bowling and
skating, that McKoy and other volunteers do
with the children.
McKoy pays for some events out of'her
own pocket.
"I appreciate the help I get from fraterni-
ties and other groups because the city does
not provide money to employ staff," McKoy
said. "I'm glad to see that there are people
who care."
McKoy, who volunteers three hours a day
at the center, adopted two girls from a moth-
er whose parental privileges were revoked.
"I want to see as many kids as possible
have the opportunity of a good life and to
grow up to be good citizens," McKoy said.
"If I had the money and a bigger place, I
would take all the kids home."
McKoy said she had to adopt the girls be-
cause she saw how bad their situation was,
and she wanted to save them from it.


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By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

Some UF students paint themselves orange
and blue for football games, but for a game
against Florida State University two years ago,
a group of students went green.
Gainesville Regional Utilities had the stu-
dents advertise its green-energy program in
2003 with green body and hair paint and GRU
T-shirts.
For marketing techniques such as the green
students, direct mailings, newspaper advertise-
ments and bumper stickers, GRU received a
national award in Texas last week.
GRU Marketing Specialist Margaret
Crawford accepted the Green Power Beacon
Award for the marketing of the GRUgreen
Energy program, which seeks to promote
the consumption of energy from renewable
sources.
. "We're very excited," Crawford said. "This
is the second award we've won for our green
energy program."
Through the program, customers can give a
monthly donation to support renewable-energy
technology in Gainesville.
GRUgreen uses gas produced by decompos-
ing garbage at the Alachua County Southwest
Landfill, as well as wind and solar energy.
UF building construction professor Charles
Kibert, director of the Powell Center for
Construction & Environment and sponsor of
UF's Environmental Action Group, supports the


program but would like to see GRU make more
progressive innovations and take more risks.
"I think the program is a good first step, but
it needs to go a lot further a lot faster," he said.
GRU deserves the awards for its efforts, he
said, but he wants GRU to sell green energy at
the same price as regular energy, which is pro-
duced from sources like coal and natural gas.
However, Crawford said GRU is content
with the status of the pro-
Around gram.
Gaunesville "Currently, we are pretty
happy," she said. "We would
just like more customers to
participate in the program."
The president of UF's Environmental Action
Group, Justin Bangs, said he commends GRU
for its award, but he is wary of its motivation.
- "The program is a public-relations program,".
Bangs said. "Their outward message isn't how
they're trying to get a new coal generator."
Groups such as the Environmental Action
Group and the Alachua County Environmental
Advisory Committee oppose the proposed coal*
generator.
"GRU may have this program, which is
somewhat successful, but the big picture is
that the situation isn't all that great," he said.
GRU also won an award from the American
Public Power Association for the design and
content of its annual financial report, which
customers can receive on request.
"We're very proud of it because we put
a lot of effort into our annual report," GRU
spokesman Dan Jesse said.


Stephen Liverpool of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity wrestles with Prince McKay during a
game of kickball at the Phoenix Center on Tuesday.


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6, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2005

Editorial


Grisly politics

Images of fetuses

degrade discussion
Walking to class has become entirely too boring for
the Editorial Board. It's all trees, squirrels and
Hare Krishnas.
To mix it up a bit, there's one thing we would love to
make a permanent fixture on campus. We feel this would
really add to meaningful conversations between students.
How about more signs of dead, bloody fetuses? And
could we dismember them, just to make the photos a little
more interesting? And why don't we manipulate their body
parts into certain poses to make it more artistic?
The Reproductive "Choice" Campaign came to
Gainesville on Tuesday, showcasing these tactics and re-
minding us just how physically sick we are of the abortion
argument's extremism.
Publicly displaying graphic images of aborted fetuses
on trucks and airplane banners is hardly an intelligent way
to garner support. Instead, it tu.iers the gap between the
anti-abortion and abortion-rights movements by disgusting
everyone.
Those-fighting to end abortion should be angrier at this
effort than those fighting to keep abortion legal. Forcing
such imagery on the general public reeks more of righteous
extremism than of thoughtful discussion.
The campaign is the creation of the Center for Bio-Ethical
Reform, an organization that claims to fight for "the right to
life for the unborn, the disabled, the infirm, the aged and all
vulnerable peoples through education."
But its Web site only mentions 'campaigns that focus
on abortion. One project involves placing large images of
fetuses with quoted scripture near churches not actively
fighting abortion.
Who is this going to help?
Organizers claim the campaign is a success but admit
their tactics are unpopular. Following the misleading
fashion of politics, they measure success by the number of
people visiting their Web site.
Many who visit the site do so .for the same reason they
visit various other Web sites exhibiting gruesome pictures:
morbid curiosity. That doesn't equal support.
Lobbying groups must begin to realize that campaigns
don't work like advertisements. Shocking does not sell be-
liefs; shocking sells shoes and cars.
We're further disturbed by the apparent secrecy that sur-
rounds the photos. After perusing numerous newspaper ar-
ticles on the group, we couldn't find a detailed explanation of
how the photos were obtained. Some articles quoted leaders
of the groups refusing to reveal their sources, instead insist-
ing they got them from unnamed abortion clinics.
If you're going to claim these pictures are fetuses of very
specific ages (every photo includes an age in weeks), then
it's in your best interest to reveal where you got them.
It sounds as if these people illegally obtained them, or
perhaps even doctored them. Is that ethical?
Such extreme measures aren't needed in an already fierce-
ly heated debate. This effort seems more like an opportunity
to enact revenge on "sinners" than to educate the public.
Showing children such images is not constructive.
And selling T-shirts and business cards with pictures of
the fetuses furthers the notion that this group capitalizes on
the macabre rather than adds to the discussion.


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Guest cc r

Cynicism ignores positive
ome centuries ago, Francois-Rene de
Chateaubriand, a French author and politician,
told a colleague, "You are not superior just because
you see the world in an odious light."
Too often we forget that. Too often we become so en-
tangled in the atrocities of the world, so overwhelmed
by our seemingly innumerable woes, that the mere Andrew Ban
thought of optimism seems quaint and laughable. The Bare Truth
For Americans, the rest of the world often seems letters@allgator.or
to be a mere compilation of tragedies, death on top of
death on top of death a neverending series of fail-
ures. Feeding children, curing disease, halting wars,
these are difficult enough without even thinking about experience or mu
spreading democracy. a combination th;
The recent past has only fed the increasing pessi-. produce tragedy.
mism of this country. Unfortunately, when we say "this A number of s
country," we increasingly mean "the left." Because in by warlords or re
(justifiably) opposing the Iraqi war or criticizing the And unfortun
conduct of the war on terror, many Democrats and other allowed to run in
leftists have descended to a level of cynicism that's no But the creati
better than the rah-rah jingoism of Fox News. an evolutionary
What we've forgotten is that cynicism is not a virtue; Magna Carta han
it's a trait forced on us by necessity. We've begun to take its liberality. The
so much pride in our sneering pessimism that it doesn't spring but holds
occur to us that good can still be done. ruling document
We live in a world of death and destruction and tyr- to be a through
anny, but we also live in a world where great things can None of the al
happen. approval of the
In war-torn and poverty-stricken Liberia, young And there must
citizens carried George Weah, a former soccer star, to from an opposite
a first-place finish in the initial round of their extraor- But for the le
dinary elections Oct. 11. Weah will face Ellen Johnson- inherent in nasce
Sirleaf in a runoff election Nov. 8. governments coi
The government of Afghanistan announced two tion, is intellect
weeks ago the results of successful parliamentary elec- tutes a betrayal c
tions. Sixty-eight of the 249 seats went to women. Andrew Bare is
Other historical dictatorships have taken the initial on Wednesday.


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possibilities
steps toward free governance.
Iraqi voters approved a new con-
stitution Oct. 15 and will choose
their parliamentary representa-
tives in December. Palestinians
are ironing out the details of their
e own parliamentary elections.
None -of these cases would
necessarily make inspiring ad-
ditions to, a "Democracy .on the
March" film. Weah is exception-
ally popular but lacks political
ch in the way of formal education. It is
at has; in the past, shown a tendency to

eats in the Afghan elections were won
ligious fundamentalists.
ately, the terrorist group Hamas will be
the Palestinian elections.
on of a democracy is almost always
process, not a revolutionary one. The
dly resembles a modern.constitution in
Declaration of Independence was in-,
no force of law. And we forget our first
, the Articles of Confederation, proved
y ineffective attempt.
above should be read as a Pollyanna-ish
Bush administration's foreign policy.
always be room for healthy skepticism
on party.
ft to close its eyes to the possibilities
ent democracies, simply because those
ne into being during this administra-
ially dishonest. And worse, it consti-
f the very ideals of liberalism.
a journalism senior.-His column appears


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 7


Democrats must start asking what they can do for America


John F. Kennedy once said, "Ask not what
your country can do for you but what you
can do for your country."
In the past century, these are arguably
great words uttered by a Democrat. Unless
of course, you are partial to, "I feel your
pain." However, looking at the. state of my
party, it seems as though these words are lost
on Democrats. In fact, the motto these days
might as well be, "Ask not what your country
can do for you ... but, wait, what else is there?
I forget."
Our party is split down the middle, half
demanding with clenched fists that its needs
be met while the other half feels its pain.
Ours used to be the party that asked what


Mike Belle the most crucial needs
Speaking Out 'of our fellow Americans
were and how we could
help.
Now those who strong-arm our party ask,
"What are the issues that concern me, and
how can I get other Americans to care?"
Sadly, I'm almost as afraid to stand up to
the female lobby in my party as I am of the
corporations that back the Republican Party.
But it's time for one of us to say something.
Forty-four million Americans have no
healthcare, no way of protecting themselves
from a lifetime of physical suffering. The poor-
est of our working poor see their pay stay the
same every year while their dollars become


less and less valuable. They are now choosing
between a roof over their head, transportation
to work, food to keep them on their feet and
medicine to keep them alive.
Roe v. Wade has been decided for more
than 30 years and re-decided dozens of times
since. But when the war drums beat in our
party, when fear drives us to the polls, it is
still this issue. For my entire life, it has been
this issue that defines the Democratic Party, 'as
if America would be heaven on earth as long
as women can have abortions through the end
of time.
Even the women of our nation must long
for something greater. After all, 48 percent of
women voted with the Republicans in 2004,


and they aren't offering anything to anyone.
Women of the Democratic Party, our fate is
in your hands. I humbly ask you: When will
this be over? For how long will Republicans
be allowed to ring this Pavlovian bell to see
all Democrats foam at the mouth? When will
Roosevelt's great words, "We have nothing to
fear but fear itself," ring true instead? When
can we turn our attention to the visionary
heights of which John and Bobby Kennedy
eloquently spoke?
When will you stop asking us what to do
for you and ask what you can do'for the rest
of our nation?
Mike Belle is a UF alumnus and former may-
oral candidate.


Letters to the Editor
Republicans not all extremists
Throughouthis column Monday,
Matt Melone contrasts Republicans
with liberals. Given the tone of the
piece, I don't know if this was done
for effect, if this reflects Melone's
considered views on the way po-
litical views line up in the United,
States or if it was a slip. It is worth
pointing out, however, that this is
an inaccurate and, I think, harm-
ful way of characterizing our
political divisions. One can point
to obvious exceptions like Sen. Joe
Lieberman (a hawkish Democrat,
who, if he doesn't qualify as a con-
servative in Melone's sense, is defi-
nitely not a liberal) and Sen. Arlen
Specter (a moderate Republican,


much to his discredit in the eyes
of his conservative colleagues),
though I don't think that these sorts
of "cross-category" political posi-
tions are all that uncommon.
This, kind of categorization has
the destructive effect of reinforc-
ing the widely held opinion that
the Republican Party is just a party
for conservatives. That may reflect
a wish of Melone's, but I think it's
neither accurate nor healthy for the
party. Regardless of one's political
views, one shouldn't hope for the
political parties in the United States
to be so narrowly defined, given our
commitment to a two-party system.
Additionally, as a Republican
partisan, I would expect Melone


would not want to char
Republican Party as
ing to people with mor
political views or even li
on some matters.




Liberals all talk, no rea
"The editorial page
was littered -with ind
Matt Melone's recent as
liberalism is irrelevant.
to his column ranged
tions of Bush's failure
appropriately to the
Katrina disaster to To


'acterize the recent indictments to the need for
unwelcom- liberalism's dedication to fight rac-
*e moderate ism and help victims of rape. One
beral views letter-writer asserted that liberals
are "motivated by peace, equality
Steve Reber and justice." .
6LS First of all, the response to
Katrina was the fastest response
to a hurricane in recorded history.
Newspapers were littered with
al action articles days before the hurricane
yesterday hit about residents who had cho-
ignation at sen to stay in New Orleans and
sertion that about how police were allowed
Responses to commandeer vehicles to get the
from asser- willing out.
to respond Secondly, like many conserva-
Hurricane tives, I have no argument against
m DeLay's rapists being shot on sight, let


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alone imprisoning rapists for life
without exception. I have a feel-
ing you'd be more likely to find
a liberal trying to "understand"
and "rehabilitate" repeat sexual
offenders than trying to keep them
behind bars where they belong.
As for' being motivated by
peace, equality and justice: con-
gratulations. Motivation is great,
but it's just the first step. Scream
"peace, equality and justice" all
you like, but unless you have
what it takes to make some tough,
unpopular decisions and do some-
thing about it, your views are
worthless.
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BURYING KATRINA'S HATCHET


UF professor

aided cleanup

By ASHTON GROSZ
Alligator Writer

Once the storms passed and the
waters receded, Mississippi families
gathered in cemeteries among the
displaced burial plots and tried to
identify bones scattered about de-
molished caskets.
As the man overseeing portable
morgues for the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Jason Byrd
understood their concerns.
"That was almost as much stress
on families, knowing someone is
deceased, and now their burial plot
is just gone," Byrd said. "[Even
more so] than having a member of
the family gone."
However, once the team ex-
plained FEMA's intentions to restore
remains to their proper caskets, Byrd
said people were generally satisfied
and even willing to tell the workers
what clothes and casket their rela-
tives were buried in.
Such descriptions made it easier
for workers to match scattered parts
and for Byrd to do his job as the chief
of operations for FEMA's Disaster
Mortuary Operational Response
Teams.
In late September, the forensic en-
tomologist and UF professor spent
two-and-a-half weeks in .Gulfport
and Biloxi, Miss., two cities ravaged
by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


.
Danny Ghitis/Alligator
Professor Jason Byrd answers questions during a forensic anthropology exam. Byrd put his knowledge
to the test in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, where he helped identify remains.


His duties included recovering
cemeteries, identifying human re-
mains, patrolling beaches for corpses
washed up on shore and assisting
teams with missing-person reports.
Among the chaos Byrd saw
was downtown Gulfport, which
was peppered with more than 50
Chiquita Banana trucks that blew in
from the port.


In one small community, three
400-foot barges traveled a quarter of
a mile inland before they stopped.
"You know, you wake up in the
morning and basically see an ocean-
going vessel in your front yard,"
Byrd said.
While working there, he saw
hundreds of locals camped outside
their homes.


In some places, infrastructure
was so badly damaged that workers
could not get to families to retrieve
remains.
"We had situations where people
basically stayed with their deceased
relative or spouse or whatever for
days," he said.-
It was an emotionally stressful
environment where people toler-


ated as much as they could handle
without breaking down, he said.
It was Byrd's sixth disaster
response and worst in terms of
devastation.
He said he received an average
of 20 reports a day, and the death
toll has reached 1,200 to date.
However, that number is far
less than the tens of thousands
predicted dead immediately after
Katrina.
At the onset, there was a real-
ization that as many as 100 sets
of remains would need to be pro-
cessed each day within each of the
portable morgues if the death toll
reached its original estimates.
Quadrupling the output of
the portable morgues, which are
designed to process about 25 bod-
ies in 12 hours, was "a complete
impossibility with the federal re-
sources that currently exist," Byrd
said.
Had the initial death toll materi-
alized, he said it's likely that, for the
first time ever, the country would
have had to dig mass graves.
Byrd wQrked from 4 a.m. to 10
p.m., but he said the rougher the
conditions for the 1,500 FEMA
workers in Mississippi, the higher
the morale.
Until tents arrived, the team
slept on racks in refrigerated trucks
designed to store remains where
temperatures inside reached 38
degrees.
"To do the job you have to have
a certain disposition; a -sense of
humor. That's sort of your protec-
tive mechanism for what you do,"
he said.


Auction ei
By ADRIANNA C. RODRIGUEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Lance Dalton didn't live long
enough to graduate from UF, but
because of him 7-year-old Raymond
might.
Dalton died at the age of 20 after
a final relapse of Ewing's sarcoma, a
cancer he battled for years. -
Although Dalton only lived
through the middle of his junior year,
his friends are keeping his memory
alive at UF through a weeklong auc-
tion ending today on the Reitz Union
Colonnade, started to help Dalton's
family pay medical bills in late 2003.
"Lance was the type of person
you wish everyone had a chance
to meet," said Brian Lorenzetti, 23,
Dalton's former roommate and one
of the auction's founders. "Lance re-
ally had a passion for helping others.
This auction is one way for people to
come together for that passion."
Lorenzetti and fellow mem-
bers got the idea for the auction in
October 2003 while walking through
the Reitz Union on their way back
from visiting Dalton, who was re-
ceiving treatment at Shands at UF.
Dalton was very involved in the
dub and had served as treasurer be-
-fore relapsing.
"He didn't really care about
his pain," Lorenzetti said. "He just


nds today
wanted to make sure his family was
taken care of."
In three-and-a-half weeks and
with little experience coordinating
auctions, the club members gathered
donated items, arranged the auction
and raised more than $5,000 for
Dalton's family.
After the auction, the club pre-
sented the money it raised to the
family at the hospital.
"It was an amazing moment,"
Lorenzetti said.
On A few weeks later,
CampUS on Nov. 7,2003, Dalton
died.
Lorenzetti has remained involved
in Friends for Life at UF and in
the auction. He is traveling from
Orlando for the live auction.
'Til be 60 years old, and if still
there's someone to put it together, I'll
be there," Lorenzetti said.
Last year's auction raised .more
than $4,000. This year's auction ends
today on the Colonnade from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m., and will include Kaplan
tutoring certificates, an autographed
football and gift certificates.
This year, the money raised will
go to Raymond, a cancer patient
from Interlachen. He loves video.
games, SpongeBob SquarePants and
Spiderman, silent-auction co-chair
Katie O'Neill said.
The club's goal is to raise $6,000.


ON CAMPUS

Asian American event begins


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

At the opening ceremonies for UF's Asian
American Kaleidoscope Month Tuesday night,
about 50 attendees got a glimpse of multiple
spectrums of issues and patterns affecting the
Asian American community.
Three members of "zero3: stage and spoken
word superheroes" gave guests a sample of the
issues to be discussed throughout the month.
Performances included stereotypes characteriz- .
ing Asian Americans as spastic and angry, poetry
and a true story of a hate crime.
"Our No. 1 priority, and my No. 1 priority, is
to educate and inform everybody about Asian
American issues in an entertaining and educational
way," director Andrea Ranada said.
The theme for this year's Kaleidoscope events
is "Amplify!" The month will feature commenta-


"Our No. 1 priority, and- my No.
1 priority, is to educate and in-
form everybody about Asian Ameri-
can issues in an entertaining and
educational way."_
Andrea Ranada
director of Kaleidoscope Month

tor and author of "The Karma of Brown Folk"
Vijay Prashad, comedian Eliot Chang and music
journalist and scholar Oliver Wang.
Prashad will speak Thursday at 7 p.m. in the
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Kaleidoscope Month will continue
Wednesday with a candlelight vigil in the Reitz
Union Amphitheater at 7 p.m. to honor victims of
recent hurricane and earthquake disasters.


Power expected: bck in two weeks


M IAM I, from page 1

Klassen said some of the
faculty at his research facility
are still without electricity. His
facility got power Tuesday.
"I'm sure they'll be delight-
ed to come to work now that
we have electricity," he said.
"I'm sure some will come in
just to take showers with warm
water."
Hurricane damage in South


Florida prompted Mission
Harvest, a Jacksonville-based
organization, to donate 120,000
pounds of food, water and toys
to the area, said U.S. Air Force
Maj. Steve Schack, who led the
distribution.
By Saturday -night, all that
was left of the supplies were
four cartons of Kickapoo Joy
Juice, sent from Virginia, and
a box of gently used stuffed
animals..
Just before the volunteers
, packed up, a man, Ovy Addeh,


reached into the box and re-
trieved a toy truck, two stuffed
animals and a puzzle box. He
walked over to a carton of
Kickapoo Joy Juice and pulled
out two bottles, grinning sheep-
ishly at the Chinese character
on the label.
"People are in need in this
area," Schack said, adding that
Saturday was the second day
in a row his squadron had been
volunteering since 8 a.m.
"I've been hearing a lot of
'God bless you's," he said.






WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 9


Notes for profit


may violate law


By JESSICA GAVILAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Note-taking companies of-
fer a way for students to catch
up on classes they may have
missed for a price.
But some professors are
upset with companies such
as Einstein's Notes and
Smokin' Notes, saying the
companies exploit their work
for profit.
"These are facts, theories
and concepts that the profes-
sor has learned and studied,
and in many cases researched
and published," said
Laurence B. Alexander, Law
of Mass Communications
professor. "Taking it as is
and reselling it is a violation
of that person's intellectual
property."
Alexander said he feels no
harm would be done if the
note-taking companies put to-
gether their own notes to sell
to students.
"They simply go into the
classroom and take the work
that has already been done by.
the professor and resell it," he
said. "They're not contribut-
ing anything to it."
Note-taking companies are
potentially violating the copy-
right of a professor's work by
getting it for free and reselling
it at a profit without permis-


sion, Alexander said.
"If you really want to
be honest about it, seek the
professor's permission before
you take the theories and
research that they're using,"
he said.
However, one local note-
taking company has been
speaking with professors
about their practices.
Ryan Dix, the creator of
Smokin' Notes, said his note-
taking staffhas established a
good relationship with almost
all of the professors of the
seven business classes they
deal with.
"We talk with many of
them on a weekly basis and
check in with them periodi-
cally," Dix said. "It's an im-
portant relationship for us to
have."
Dix said his company dif-
fers from others because more
time, attention, money and
resources are spent to put its
notes together.
Rather than having just one
student take notes, Smokin'
Notes has an entire team for
each class the company offers,
consisting of several students
and a specialist with extensive
knowledge in the area.
"We do a lot of fact-check-
ing," he said. "There are a lot
of steps in the process."
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Smokin'Notes, one of many local note-taking companies, uses
a team of students and an expert to compile student study
guides in each class the.company offers.
Einstein's Notes refused to William Rossi said he agrees
comment. with Dix and sees no problem
Dix said he- feels Smokin' with such companies.
Notes benefits professors, stu- "In my personal case, I'm
dents and the university. really about students learn-
UF Principles of ing," he said. "That's my only
Entrepreneurship professor concern and focus."


Senate urged


to represent

By DAVID COHEN
Alligator Writer
dcohen@alligator.org

A Florida politician told Student Senate on
Tuesday night that it holds a "sacred trust"
with UF students and that it should overlook
party politics to fight for those without a voice.
Secretary of the Florida Agency for Health
Care Administration Alan Levine, a UF alum-
nus and former student senator, said UF's stu-
dent legislative body is similar to the state's.
"Once you enter public service, you rep-
resent everyone," he said, calling UF a micro-
cosm of society.
Levine also said Florida is prepared for the
avian flu. "I don't foresee it becoming a prob-
lem in Florida," he said.
Student "I'd keep watching the
Government news on that though."
In other Senate news, a
Graduate Student Council bill asking Senate
for $20,000 to increase conference grants for
Spring 2006 passed the first of two readings,
"We don't have the money to keep up with
the demand," said former Graduate Student
Council president Mike Bowen.
The money would be used to fund 80 travel
grants at $250 each, adding to the already
$100,000 budget. Bowen said a typical confer-
ence costs $971 in travel expenses, and most
students pay the full amount.
About 380 grants were allocated during fis-
cal year 2004-05, but this year 400 grants have
already been budgeted.
Bowen said a student can only have one
grant each year from the fund.
Academic departments often tout the sup-
port given to students during recruitment.
Also at Senate, Student Body President
Joe Goldberg announced the gym wipes that
Student Government promised for UF's recre-
ational facilities are available for use.
Next Tuesday, Senate will meet at the Levin
College of Law in Room 180.


Panelists criticize methods, motives of law enforcement in Gainesville


DIALLO, from page 1


Professor Kenneth B. Nunn of the Levin
College of Law asked audience members
to think about how they would feel if their
relatives were in a foreign country and
were killed by the police.
William D. Mercer Jr., a Student Legal
Services assistant general counsel, said he
thinks a contributing factor to these issues


is that police either do not know the law or
choose not to follow it.
UF law professor Michelle Jacobs said
much of police misbehavior is intentional.
Officers act one way in Haile Plantation
and another in downtown Gainesville.
GPD Capt. Tony Jones said beneficial
changes have been made in the department
since he started working there in 1975.
Now Gainesville has a "full-service
community-oriented policing strategy"'


and officers attend regular meetings with
the community.
He told attendees who expressed com-
plaints against the department to report
them and discuss them with him or another
appropriate government official.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgendered Affairs Director Tamara
Cohen said she participated in a demon-
stration in New York City after Diallo was
killed.


She said individuals should pursue jus-
tice and that she hopes community action
can occur before a tragedy.
UF sociology' professor Karen Parker
said minorities are needed in the criminol-
ogy field.
Nunn said a larger issue is behind the
problems of racial profiling and police
brutality.
"The main problem is racism in
America," he said.


New bus services may require additional fees out of UF students' pockets


TRANSPORT, from page 1,

leading Gainesville into a level of
service that they've never had be-
fore."
Along with that service, howev-
er, come additional costs for UF stu-
dents, many of which require them
to pay for services that are also
frequently utilized by Gainesville's
residential population.
Some of the 10 Sunday bus
routes proposed by RTS will
run through areas that are not
densely populated by students,
as pointed out by Miller at an-
other Transportation Access Fee
Committee meeting Monday.


"I slept on that last night, and
I didn't like it at all," said Student
Body Treasurer and committee
member Lindsay Cosimi. "I couldn't
live with myself (if students were
paying for other Gainesville resi-
dents' bus services)."
However, Miller emphasized
that after a brief lead-in period of
one or two years, RTS will begin
funding a portion of the services.
"We want the city to step up and
take their fair share after two years,"
he said. "[Two years] certainly gives
them plenty of time to begin that
planning process."
Additionally, the committee will
apply for a grant from the Florida
Department of Transportation to


"I slept on that last night,
and I didn't like it at all. I
couldn't live with myself (if
students were paying for
other Gainesville residents'
bus services)."
Lindsay Cosimi
Student Body treasurer

help fund Sunday bus services, but
a representative from RTS empha-
sized Monday that there is no guar-
antee DOT will honor the group's
request.
If DOT officials choose to comply
and grant money for extended bus
services, the maximum: amount it


will allocate for the service is ap-
proximately $160,000, or half of its
total cost of $312,635.
Even if the grant is received, UF
students still will pay an additional
57 cents per credit hour in trans-
portation fees by Fall 2006, which
Inter-Residehce Hall Association
President and committee member
EJ Walicki said "is pretty much
average."
Miller added that although the
fee raise may seem drastic, it's rea-
sonable considering the rising costs.
of gas and the various new services
it will fund.
"You remember last year (when)
very little, if anything, was added,"
he said.


If the committee had decided
against funding new services, the
fee would still have been raised by
37 cents to accommodate rising gas
prices and other regular costs, Miller
said.
Unlike other student fees, the
Transportation Access Fee is not
regulated by Florida statutes and
thus is not subject to increase
limitations like the 95-cent cap
on Athletic, Health and Activity
& Service fees.
UF's Board of Trustees, the
university's highest governing
body, will review the proposal
and determine whether the
committee's recommended fee
increase will be instated.






10, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2005


AIDS forum speakers offer hope after diagnosis


* SPEAKER ENCOURAGE
EDUCATION, CAUTION.

By KATE WILKINSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Seventeen years on crack co-
caine, seven trips to rehab, five years
of prostitution, an abusive husband,
losing her children and several jail
sentences feature in Patricia Colson's
life story.
But there is hope in her future,
she said, because she has AIDS. The
disease gave her a reason to turn her


life around and share her experience
with others.
She said her life's purpose now is
telling people it is possible to have
.a normal and productive life while
living with AIDS.
"I'm doing it," Colson said. "I'm
doing it."
Colson was one of five speakers
who took part in a forum called
"AIDS: Not just a statistic" held in
the Graham Hall recreation room
Tuesday afternoon.
The forum emphasized AIDS
education to the about 50 people in
attendance.


Colson said she broke from her
cocaine addiction after she tested
HIV positive in 2001. Later, she be-
came a devout Christian.
C.J. Merrill, a real estate agent,
said he found out he had HIV in
1987 and has been dealing with the
disease since. He said
On living daily with high
CampUS drug dosages and
closely monitoring his
health has been difficult.
"There were times I was taking
up to 30 or 33 pills over a day's pe-
riod," Merrill said.
Americans have a false sense of


security about AIDS, he said. They
shouldn't ignore the disease and say,
"It's not going to happen to me." .
He emphasized the importance
of having safe sex and using con-
doms in order to prevent the spread
of AIDS. Many students think using
a condom is awkward at first, but it
becomes easier, he said.
"It's like riding a bicycle. Once
you get used to it, it's not hard at all,"
Merrill said as the crowd cheered.
People are always going to have
sex because it's fun, said Michael
Rajner, who was diagnosed with
AIDS 10 years ago. He encouraged


the audience to make a habit of
wearing condoms.
"Make a game out of it, make
it fun, make it interesting," said
Rajner, who is sexually active.
Angela Pretto, a mother and
grandmother, has lived with AIDS
for 23 years. When she was first
diagnosed, she said discrimination
from healthcare professionals and
the community occurred every day.
She credited God with giving
her the mission of educating people
about AIDS so she can give others
hope that they can live even if they
have been diagnosed.


STUDENT LIFE

UF students honor life, death on Mexican holiday


By CASSIDY MILLS
Alligator Contributing Writer

The Day of the Dead is alive in Gainesville.
El Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, The
Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday cel-
ebrated Tuesday and today that honors both,
the lives and deaths of deceased relatives
and friends.
The MexicanAmerican StudentAssociation
will host an event to commemorate the holiday
tonight at 7 at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino
Cultures, also known as La Casita.
The event will feature dancing skeletons, a
luminary service, food and music.
Zannon Garza, MASA president, said al-


though the holiday is in remembrance of the
dead, it is a celebration of life.
"It's hard for people to understand how we
can celebrate death," Garza said. "But there is
a time for mourning, and the main purpose of
the event is to end the mourning and celebrate
the life that person had."
Garza said the holiday is especially mean-
ingful to her this year because a member of her
family died recently.
"My mother's family is still in Mexico, and
they will honor the date," she said. "It's special
because we'll be celebrating on the same day-
but in different countries."
Garza said enthusiasm for the event has
increased since last year, and the addition


"We want to get people who are
not Mexican to attend so that they
can learn and understand what
the holiday is about."
Zannon Garza
MASA president

of a luminary service has encouraged more
participation.
Garza said the service is important to the
community because it symbolizes the lives'
that were lost in the Gainesville area.
Garza stressed the event is for students
from all cultural backgrounds.


"We want to get people who are not
Mexican to attend so that they can learn and
understand what the holiday is about," she
said.
Anai Nava, vice president of MASA, said
college students from other backgrounds
appreciate the holiday even if they do not
understand it.
Nava's grandfather died this year, so the
holiday takes on a new significance, she said.
She said the occasion is something she en-
joys because it's like a party.
"You never see anyone crying," Nava said.
"People may be sad that their loved ones aren't
there, but everyone is still happy because those
who passed away aren't suffering."


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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. Short
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' p, Dish, WD Firs., Cent. A/C, Gas
Heat, Trees Call Tom >8PM or Wkd. 954-
529-4031 11-10-20-2
MILL POND! 2BR/2BA Patio home,
Vaulted ceilings, screen porch, garage,
newer carpet, washer/dryer, $825/rent
368 NW48th Boulevard
Carl 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 BR/BA for $100 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
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 NW6th 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
3/2 Tile & carpet, fenced yd, W/D, DW + den
$895 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 NW6th 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,
W/D hook-ups, Pets ok. Monthy rent $625.
3936 SW26 Ter. Apt. B. Call Candy or David
352-371-3473. 11-10-10-2

Available May several units within 1/2
mi of UF campus or closer. $300-310
1BR/1BA $395-415, 2BR/2.5BA $725,
2BR/1BA $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 BIk to UF! 1BR/1BAApt
$470/MO 1236 SW 4th Av
Central Heat & Air. Carpet.
Call Merrill Management In
4-4-2


GATOR PLACE CONDOS
2BR/1 BA New carpet. Nice, quiet. Short term
lease available $600/mo. 373-0874. Broker.
11-16-10-2

WALK TO CAMPUS/MIDTOWN BARSll
College Park studio. Avail spring. Very
clean, renovated, awesone locationI Util
incl. Call Cat 352-514-1237 11-23-15-2

La Mancha Apts.
Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases, within
walking distance of UF! Swimming pool,
laundry facilities, private parking. Make your
life easier today! Short term leases avail-
able! Call Campus Realty today! 692-3800
12-7-25-2

Campus Realty
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
www.campusrealty.org/rentals
12-7-25-2


3207 W. University Ave
Furnished + pool table, W/D, 2 car garage,
off-street parking, tile floors. Campus Realty'
enue 692-3800 12-7-25-2


Laundry Fac.
c. 372-1494 11-


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 Blks to 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

BRAND NEW 1430 SQ FT 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Master suite w/private terrace.
Pool, hi spd internet & security system hook-
ups. New appliances. Near UF off 13th St.
$950. Call 561-912-6223, 954-755-1728
12-7-25-2

Lg 1BR/1 BA avail spring in 2/2 Royal Palms
luxury apt. 2 min walk to UF Walk-in closet
big balcony/porchswing, W/D, free inet,
alarm, new & quiet. Lg kitchen, all appl $589/
mo renewable 305-725-8885, 954-907-5900
11-23-15-2

MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3BR units. Available now. Starting @
$380/mo. 332-5070, 331-8225 12-7-25-2


U I -Subleases


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


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 11-16-20-3

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 11-8-
15-3

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

FREE RENT Until 12/31/05. Sublease
avail now thru 8/06. 1BR/1BA in fum. 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


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1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA in Gainesville Place
for spring. 2 swimming pools, tennis courts,
soccer field. $435/mo- everythi ngq nqluded.
Cable, hi speed internet. On bus lin8,. 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 atThe Estates.
I bedroom in a 3 bedroom apartment Great
price. Includes everything. Female or male.
305-342-5157 11-7-5-3

250 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!
College Park sudio, util, incl, clean, walk
to the bars For spring. Call Cat 352-514-
1237 11-23-15-3

Spacious 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA Apartment.
On 13th St. Landings Apartment complex.
$360 + utilities. Other roommates male.
Contact Scott 352-514-4356 11-30-20-3

Female @ Univ Comons bedroom in a
4BR/2BA furnished $340/mo plus util or
negotiable. Available Jan 1. Call Shari @
407-341-8760 11-8-5-3

ADORABLE, SPACIOUS COTTAGE W/
BACKYARD. Great neighborhood w/lots of
trees. 10 min walk from UF. Avail Jan-Aug
with renewal otion. $425/mo 359-1544 11-
8-5-3

SICK OF YOUR DORM/ROOMMATES?
Studio apt avail spring, College Park. 2
blocks from campus. Very clean! Call
Catherine 514-1237 util incl. 11-23-15-3


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1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA W/D in unit utilities
included. Free cable & ethernet. $469/mo.
Female inquires only. Call Lauren @ 850-
324-3394 Great Female Roommate 01/06-
07/06 11-16-10-3

HAMPTON OAKS -2BR/2BA Apt. Great
amenities. DW, W/D, fitness ctr., pool, spa
& security system. Very clean. $865/mo. Call
954-540-1905 .11-8-5-3




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

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

F NS grad/prof heeded 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
apenal3@ufl.edu '11-14-62-4

Roorns. $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


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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

$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/1BA 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

DUCKPOND/Creekview/nice house. Large
BR $400; medium BR $350 + 1/3 utilities.
High ceilings bright space; wood firs, carport.
Perfect for 'rt, 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





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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
bik 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 rodmates. 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. Inc. 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
1 M/F needed to fill room in spacious 3BR/
2BA house. $300/mo + 1/3 utils. On #12 bus
route. Hi-speed internet. Call Amanda 336-
4722 11-16-10-4

NEED A GOOD ROOMMATE?
Huge 2BR/2BA, 1100 sq. ft. Only $400/MO.
Includes cable+net+util. Short ride up 13th
St. to UF Call Steve @ 386-299-8366,
11-8-5-4




Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tr-, 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 Infornmatlon,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or caH
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 mld-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5
ARCtHER 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. 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.
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 INOSTMT
OPP PRVT. OWNER-MUST SELL-$265K
ELEVATOR ON PREMISE 904-838-7581
11-14-15-5

2BR close to campus, quiet, wood floors,
wooded lot, close to bus line 114, 900. Call
Rich Giambrone, Watson Realty 215-8815
11-8-5-5



aui 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,-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirrqr, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(35.2) 372-7490 12-7-72-6

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

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

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

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

BEDS 0 Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 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 Tempepedsi
Save 50% & more. Other close-oul. 0 ln
sets $89 *full sets $129 Oquen asI $140
*king sets $189 Student diseOun apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. fW dsetl.
12-7-72-6

Beds, Futons, Furniture, Kng K0fy teS
$299; new sofas for $299; oak %Wes 11;,
sofa & loveseat $399; dMnl-1 dsks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW Oh St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 31237-3400
12-7-81-6


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**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**
Brand name matching sets not used or re-
furbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory!
A better product at a better price. Wholesale
Furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
Archer Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
Brian 12-7-72-6

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. ,an 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-holders, 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

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 Dis6ount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New OUsed Buy Sell 12-7-59-6

BEIGE COUCH AND ARM CHAIR
for sale. $1.75 for both. Red slipcover for
couch and red striped slipcover for chair
included. Call321-432-8314 11-4-4-6


Computers 3


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


cV^A+ Vr1JutEr ael
W& mak ffOli .a. CA&!
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

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






352.219.2980t .
12-7-69-7

GATORNERD.COM
- computer/laptop repair
- virus, spyware, hardware
- $10 discounts, cheapest!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980
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
11-8-10-7



|1 Electronics


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


X cBicycles


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
S Best Prices in Town S
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 /


For Sale


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


* For Sale


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

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

TILES
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.
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 NW 67th Place
352-336-1271 www.newscooters4less.com
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11

SCOOTER, 50cc, SUZUKI
POWERED 2005 Oil injection, lots of stor-
age. Over 100 mpg. Park anywhere. ONLY
$795 262-4673 12-7-25-11

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


*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call 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


1 I1


Autos


*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 FOCUS 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. 352-328-1075orxinguo@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

1995 Mazda 626 Sedan 5-speed, A/C,
CD Stereo, green, power everything,
129k, clean, $1,900 OBO 352-514-1800
frankiev@bellsouth.net. 11-15-9-12


*ll Wanted


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

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

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

This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings

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

Animal Care Tech looking for. hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents: Will
train, PTto 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 Schedulel Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex-4081 Call nowl 12-
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


*l Help Wanted


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-72-14

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

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
NEW DONORS
'Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St.
352-378-9204
12-7-72-14

Mortgage lender has immediate positions
avail for college students. No exp req. $8/hr
+ bonus, flex hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F
at 1900 SW 34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above
credit union) 12-7-72-14

Would you like to be your own boss, work
your own hours, and make unlimited in-
come? Start your own AVON business for
just $10. Call Emma @ 352-871-4489 or
e-mail avonbyemma@hotmail.com. 12-7-
72-14

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


www.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


-TRUCK DISPATCH
COORDINATOR
Orlando, FL
Provide operational coordination and
administrative support for all scheduled/non-
scheduled truck runs-Research, evaluate,
justify and purchase trucking services by
competitive bid process; implement runs and
monitor.carrier service performance.
Must have HSD/GED, 2 years' experience
dispatching and scheduling trucks, working
knowledge of DOT regulations, be able to
perform basic cost/benefit analysis and
have an understanding of truck rates and
charges. Supervisory or Lead experience
preferred; Bachelor's or Associate's degree
in Business, Transportation, or Logistics.
Hours: Variable. Salary: $34,500-$44,850/
Annually (Paid Bi-Weekly)
Send resume to ABX33@airrecruit.com.




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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2005 U ALLIGATOR, 15


MH Help Wanted


Attention Smokers!
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making
& smoking. If interested, come to the
Psychology BIdg 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

Get Paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Now paying drivers $80 -$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
own boss, work flexible hours. Call Emma @
352-871-4489 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
avail. 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 fo r a 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


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

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

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 NW 75th 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

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

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 Alex Cutler 305-766-6339 11-2-
5-14

Major Internet Retailer
Customer Svc., sales, shipping,
advertising, marketing, graphics,
programmers, photography, etc.
www.bytheplanet.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, 2-10pm. 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

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 $8-10hr. 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-
I 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
www.gatordining.com 11-14-10-14


Accounts Receivable:
Gator Dining Services, located on the UF
Campus is looking for a full time office'per-
son. Hours are M-F 8:30-5pm. This person
, will manage cash on account, work closely
with the catering department to ensure all in-
voices go out promptly, post incoming checks
to the corresponding invoices and help with
other general office duties. Must possess
strong computer and customer service skills.
We offer competitive pay, benefits and a great
working environment. Fax resume with sal-
ary requirements to 352-392-9787 or email
to msmorgan@ufl.edu 11-14-10-14

Psychiatric Aides $22,612 annually. Shift
work: Rotating days off. Req completion of
30 sem or 45 qtr hrs of college w/5 courses in
Soc/Behav Sci. Apply:: https://peoplefirst.my
florida.com; Lori Ross at 264-8250. EEO/AA
11-4-5-14

ALPHA OMICRON PI
needs a few good men.
Best food on campus. Call 378-9032 .11-
4-5-14

Painters needed immediately. No 'experi-
ence necessary. Flexible hours. Great
pay. Call Thomas 786-385-9232 or E-mail
tommycobb@aol.com 11-7-5-14

CSR Needed!
To coordinate service via the phone to our
nat'l clients, techs & homeowners. Gnvl of-
fice, training, benefits, FT/PT, great pay. Fax
352-336-4218 call 352-258-3854 11-3-3-14

PHONE SALES
Can you talk the talk & close the slae? Call
us! We have warm leads & high commissions
for the motivated salesperson in our Gnvl of-
fice. Training, FT/PT, benefits. Fax 352-336-
4218, call 352-258-3854 11-3-3-14

Exactech, Inc
A Great Day in the O.R.

MEETING & EVENT SPECIALIST to co-
ordinate corporate meetings for regional,
international & domestic meetings & events,
support tradeshow management and sales
training. Will also maintain event material
storage areas. Marketing, Public Relations
degree and 2 year experience in Corporate
Marketing preferred. Must have excellent
computer, written and oral communication
skills. Send cover letter, resume and salary
history to -human.resources@exac.com To
learn more about Exactech and this opportu-
nity please visit www.exac.com. 11-7-5-14


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Part time, flexible hours. General office
skills & common sense required. Email
getajob@progifts.com or call 332-3833 or fax
resume to 332-8252 -Attn John or Shannon.
11-7-5-14

Do you work with the public? Are you 18
years or older and work at lease 20 hours
per week? If so, you may earn up to $50 for
completing daily surveys online over five
work days as part of a UF Management
Department study of emotions of customer
service employees. For details and sign-up
information, visit www.ufstudies.net. 11-4-
4-14'


Honey Baked Ham Co is now hiring holiday
counter and light production people. 20-40
hrs/wk. Starting pay $6.50/hr. Apply in per-
son 618 NW 60th St (Behind McDonalds on
Newberry Rd) Call 331-1253 11-16-10-14

Money for College
The Army is currently offering sizeable bo-
nuses of up to $20,000. In addition to the
cash bonuses, you may qualify for up to
$70,000 for college through the Montgomery
GI Bill and Army College Fund. Or you could
pay back up to $65,000 of qualifying student
loans through the Army's Loan Repayment
Program. To find out more, call 362-335-
5600 11-2-1-14

NANNY/MOTHER'S HELPER
for infant twins, 3 yr old. Help w/care,
light housekeeping, errands, Availability
during winter break a plus. 335-8001 or
sitterjob@cox.net. 11-8-5-14

GATOR DOMINO'S is now hiring delivery
experts and outgoing, friendly customer
svc. reps. Apply online or at our Jonesville
location at 14300 W. Newberry Rd. No exp
Necessary. Will train the right people! 11-
16-10-14

TRAVELADVISORS
STA Travel, the world's largest student travel
organization, has immediate openings for
travel advisors at our UF branch. Ideal can-
didates are passionate about travel, thrive
in customer service and sales and are PC
proficient. Desire to learn and can-do attitude
required! $16K base + bonus & benefits.
FULL TIME ONLY. Email cover letter and re-
sume to Mandy. mmorrissey@statravel.com
11-8-5-14
PIZZA MAKERS FLYER DISTRIBUTORS
AND DRIVERS NEEDED. Apply at 3458 W.
University Ave. 3PM'-3AM MARIO & LUIGI'S
PIZZA Flexible schedule 376-6433 11-29-
18-14





AAASTORAGE
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2005


ALLIGATOR
www.alligatorSports-org


Defensive tackle finds friend in belly

THOMAS CREDITS IMPROVED DE- .
FENSE TO SPECIAL 12th MAN.

By ERIC ESTEBAN
Alligator Staff Writer
eesteban@alligator.org

The Gators' defense might want to be careful ..
about being penalized for too many men on the .'
field because Marcus Thomas has been playing
with an extra little buddy his belly.
In fact the belly has become a separate per- ..
son. Just call him Scoop, Thomas' preferred i "
nickname.
"Players were [making fun of me] trying to .'. ?.
tell me how big I had. gotten, calling me 'fat
boy' and everything," said Thomas, a defen-
sive tackle and anchor of UF's defense said.
"Sometimes the belly tries to tell me which way
the play is going."
For first-year starter Steven Harris, playing
next to Thomas has made life a lot easier in the
trenches thanks to the added weight the junior .
has piled on without sacrificing speed.
"He has one of these moves if it's third-
and-1, or something like that, he tries to. get
the crowd hyped and slaps on. his belly,
Harris said. "The first time I saw it, I was a
little thrown off by it, but now he does it a lot
more."
He may be listed at 6-foot-3, 285 pounds in'
the media guide, but. after going undergoing
surgery in the off season to fix a herniated disc
in his back, it's more like 305, Thomas said. .
"I put on the weight after the surgery be-
cause I wasn't really able to move around," W0
said Thomas, who prefers steak as the food of Tim dasey/ Alligator Staff
choice for Scoop. UF's Marcus Thomas rubs Scoop, his belly, during the Gators' 35-9
SEE BELLY, PAGE 19 win against Mississippi State. on Oct. 8.



UF MEN'S BASKETBALL

Donovan disappointed with second half


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Writer

Tipping off the season against
a Division II NAIA school, the
outcome of UF's first exhibition
game was decided. around the
time it was scheduled.
And with the Gators charg-
ing to a 53-17 halftime lead after
a 30-4 run, things seemed to be
going exactly as UF coach Billy


Donovan had planned.
The second half, however,
was an entirely different story,
as the Gators outscored Embry-
Riddle just 33-31 to- win the
game by an 86-48 final.
After the game, Donovan
was displeased with his team's
performance after the break.
"As pleased as I was with
them in the first half, I was
that disappointed in the second
half," Donovan said. "I thought


we really showed a sign of im-
maturity."
Exhibition Hoops While
Errbry Riddle 48 the Gators
UF 86 shot. 55
percent for
the game,
including knocking down 10
3-pointers from a line that was a
foot farther back than usual due
to experimental rules, they were
also sloppy with the ball, turn-
ing it over 20 times.


"Our lack of focus, or im
maturity, or I don't know wha
it was, but we never got into
flow," Donovan said. "Ever
time we got a defensive sto]
we really made some poor deci
sions on the break, which tool
the energy and the steam ou
of our basketball team in m'
opinion."
The team's sour second hal


Defending the


SEC's stature,
B oring. Terrible. Unwatchable.
No, this isn't a tirade about the
abomination of competitive sport that
is the NBA, but good guess.
These are just a few words national
pundits have used to describe Southeastern
Conference football this season.
Apparently, the conference's smash-
mouth style hasn't exactly wowed the hype-
mongers:
They've been too tainted by the offensive
circus acts of USC and Texas not to men-
tion inexplicably infatuated with a 5-2 Notre
Dame team to recognize a legitimate and
competitive football conference when they
see one.
Some have the SEC ranked behind the
ACC and Pac-10. In a word: ridiculous.
Here's an interesting little nugget for
the talking heads to
chew on: Four of the
country's top-0l de-
fenses come from the
SEC, three of which
Alabama, Auburn
Bryan App and UF are in the
App-etite top-five nationally.
for Receptions No .wonder why
bapp@alligator.org only three games in the
last three weeks have
been decided by more than a touchdoI
No wonder why the average margin of
victory in the SEC this season is less than
two touchdowns that's including games
like South Carolina-Kentucky (44-16),
Auburn-South Carolina (48-7) and UF-
Kentucky (49-28).
Ranking in at No. 35, USC represents the
cream of the Pac-10 defensive crop.
It's easy to hang 50 on the scoreboard
every game when the Andi Mixtape Tour
showcases more defensive tenacity than
your entire conference.
Ddes anybody really think the two-time
err ... one-and-a-half-time defending
national champion Trojans could sustain
their 30-game winning streak facing SEC-
caliber defenses week in, week out?
Doubtful, especially considering their
t trend of late-game rallies to put away the
a likes of Arizona State and Oregon respec-
y tively Nos. 106 and 53 in defense nationally.
p Pulling off back-to-back wins in the SEC
i- after trailing 13-0 during the first half would
k be difficult, to say the least.
it The national media needs to remember
y that this is football, not figure skating.
Points aren't assessed for style and fi-
If nesse.


SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 19


SEE APP, PAGE 19


NBA
Nuggets 91
Spurs 102
NCAA Football
UAB 37
Memphis 20


SNBA: Pacers vs. Magic
Sun Sports, 7 p.m.

*NCAA Football: UConn vs.
W. Virginia ESPN2, 7230 p.m.


E 2002: QB Rex Grossman completes a
UF-record 36 passes as the unranked Gators
upset No. 5 Georgia, 20-13. It was the Bull-
dogs only loss, preventing them from a shot
ata national title.


E UF volleyball coach Mary Wise has been
named future president of the American
Volleyball Coaches Association. She will
be president-elect in 2006 and '07 before
taking over as president in 2008 and '09.


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NBA

High-stakes season begins for Heat


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
,iiar.::,r Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

ORLANDO How's this for pres-
sure? Miami either wins the NBA cham-
pionship, or the season is a failure. That's
what happens when you add big names
like Antoine Walker, Jason Williams and
Gary Payton to a team already boasting a
Shaquille O'Neal-Dwyane Wade one-two
punch. So are the Heat flinching?
"I'd like to think we're going to be
a pretty good team, but we still have
to fight," O'Neal said following the
Heat's final preseason game against
Orlando on Thursday. "We still have to
go through Indiana and Detroit. It's go-
ing to be a tough fight but we accept all
challenges."
Tonight, in what will be the beginning
of one of the most intriguing storylines
in the NBA, Miami plays Memphis in
its 2005-06 season opener. Coincidentally,
the game will feature five former Gators:
Williams, Udonis Haslem, Matt Walsh,
Mike Miller and Anthony Roberson.
Miami nearly reached the NBA finals
last season with a banged-up O'Neal for


much of the season, not to mentionWade,
who struggled through a rib injury. But
instead of staying with the same entou-
rage, Heat president Pat Riley brought in
a bevy of new players.
They are a talented bunch for sure, but
considering that the NBA has yet to allow
the use of more than one basketball dur-
ing. games, the Heat
could have -issues.
Walker, Williams and
Payton all thrive with
the ball in their hands.
So do O'Neal and
Wade.
"The chemistry
is good even though
O'Neal we've only been to-
gether for a couple of weeks," O'Neal
said. "Guys are getting along, moving the
ball well. Nobody wants to be the leading
scorer in the league, so I don't think we're
going to have any ball problems. We'll be
fine."
So far, the new bunch has paid lip ser-
vice to the idea of checking its egos, but
it remains to be seen whether the players
will actually put that thought into prac-
tice. Save the team's 104-90 win against


I the Magic, players have looked confused.
Williams and Walker haven't been sure
when to shoot. Payton has struggled at
knowing how often he should dump it
into O'Neal and when he should attack
the basket.
"Offensively, I think we're starting to
get an understanding of what our team
is," Coach Stan Van Gundy said. "It's
just continuing to trust each other and
move the ball. It's not a matter of doing
something new, just a matter of playing
better together."
"[We can be] as good as we want to
be," Williams said. "As long as we put
our minds together and do what coach
asks us to do, we'll go as far as we want."
Once forward James Posey returns
from a sprained right thumb in a couple
of weeks, the Heat should have one of
the deepest benches in the NBA. Walker,
Payton and Alonzo Mourning should
all be part of the second squad, giving
Miami hope that as long as there is chem-
istry, there will be Ws.
"We're going to get our nine, 10 core
guys that we're going to go with every
week," O'Neal said. "And hopefully
we're going to be a hard team to beat."


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Added weight brings big plays, laughs to team


BELLY, from page 17


"It kind of stuck with me and
never left me."
Thomas, who has started ev-
ery game this season, was a force
in the Georgia. backfield. He re-
cording six tac kes including one
for a loss of tw6 yards-
"If he makes a play, we say good
play both of you all, his helmet and
his belly," Harris said.
He and his belly have become
quite the pair, but teammates have
made it a habit of recognizing the


big tackle's increased size and im-
proved technique.
"We tease him all the time about
how can you stop both of them,"
linebacker Brandon Siler said. "He
gets in the backfield a lot, so he's
made a big difference."
While Thomas' physical pres-
ence in the interior of the line has
made an impact on what Coach
Urban Meyer has been able to do
with the defense, the tackle also
has doubled as a vocal leader in
a defensive front still gathering
experience in the Southeastern
Conference. Harris and defensive


end Jarvis Moss are relatively
new to the front-four rotation
and Thomas has used his experi-
ences to benefit those still in the
learning process.
"He's given me a lot of point-
ers so being inside with him is
good for me," Harris said.
The belly may have enabled
Thomas to have his way with
opposing offensive linemen, but
it's also become a smash hit with
the ladies.
"[Girls] love it, and they rub
on it first," Thomas said. "It's
like a teddy bear."


APP, from page 17

And don't forget that the SEC features a national-best*
five teams Alabama, LSU, Georgia, UF and Auburn
- in the top 25.
That stat alone speaks volumes about the confer-
ence's depth a depth that should be apparent after a
pair of upsets last weekend courtesy of the Gators and
Gamecocks.
Parity. When did that become such a bad thing?
But there is good news for all the SEC haters.
If effortless scoring and stale competition is what you
crave, the NBA season has tipped off.


Humphrey, Noah dominate offensively; team struggles with turnovers in win
out for a game-high 21 and 10 rebounds, Sophomore forward Corey Brewer commit- right after them tomorrow. I really do, and
BAS DKETBALL, from page 17. while Lee Humphrey added 15 points on 5- ted five turnovers while scoring 7 points. they know it.
of-9 shooting from beyond the arc. And although the Gators' second-half "To me, this is what this is all about right
took the sails out of a pair of stellar offensive "[Noah] was pretty awesome," performance was less than impressive, now. I don't think, 'Oh my God, this can't
performances by players experiencing their Humphrey said. "He rebounded great, went Donovan was actually happy that UF strug- change. This is the end all. This is where we're
first game as regular fixtures in the starting to the glass, and he runs the floor really well gled after halftime. at as a basketball team.' Our guys played a
lineup. and showed how much skill he has." "I'm happy they did that in the second great, great first half.. .I just didn't like our fo-
Joakim Noah, who averaged just 3.5 points Despite his impressive offensive perfor- half," Donovan said. "Because you know cus after then because to me as a coach, it gives
per game in his freshman campaign, broke mance, he also turned the ball over six times. what? I've got all the ammunition to go me something else to get on them about."


You may qualify to participate in a Phase 1 (single dose) clinical
research trial of an investigational drug being developed for possible use
in diabetes.

The study involves 4 out-patient visits andcparticipants will be
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For further details please contact:
Karen Brezner
Clinical Trial Coordinator
Endocrine division
University of Florida DO NOT apply
Tel: (352) 846 2234 if you have diabetes.
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20, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2005


at the


From high to low, dress to casual, footwear gets detailed with buckles, shine,
beads and more. Here are just a few of our favorite styles for the season!
Ladies' 6-10 M.


western


SGianni Bini "Hanley"
in blue, pink, camel, fudge,
pink or black suede. $99,


ilitz









Nina "Getaway"
in silver, gold, bronze
or black fabric. $69.


fmocs


Nina "Vanilla"
in silver, gold or red
paisley fabric. $99.


BC "Beyond"
in brown leather. $49.


Register for your chance to
WIN A CARNIVAL CAMOBSEAN CRUISE FOR TWOI
(a value of $20001 Register lhrougn 11 5 05, in the Ladies' Shoe Dept.
No purcnase necessary. See store for details


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If a selection isn't available at your local Dillard's,
we'll gladly order it from one of our other stores.

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DILLARD'S ASSOCIATES affected by Hurricane Katrina
or Hurricane Rita, please call 1.800.493.7952 We want to help.


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Antonio Melani
"Bailey"
in fudge leather.
$119.


Donald J. Pliner "Jildor"
in brown cobra print wiih
olive upper leather. $290.
In select stores.


Cole Haan
"Morgan"
in black leather;
$195.
In select stores.


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