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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15,2005


ADMINISTRATION

UF instructor



refiles lawsuit

By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Writer
jrichards@alligator.org

A UF instructor refiled his lawsuit against President
Bernie Machen on Monday with a heavily amended com-
plaint, after his initial lawsuit was dismissed last month.
On Oct. 5, Charles Grapski sued Machen for failure to
comply with public-records laws, alleging that Machen
withheld public documents about Gator Growl funding
that Grapski requested.
Circuit Judge Robert Roundtree dismissed Grapski's
lawsuit Oct. 20. He ruled that Grapski misled the court by
neglecting to mention the documents that Machen's desig-
nee, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin,
did provide him.
In Grapski's amended lawsuit, he states that the docu-
ments Telles-Irvin provided him with were the results of
a separate request. He maintains that Machen produced
none of the documents the law required him to.
Many of the documents he sought from Machen were
e-mails, all of which Grapski said Machen deletes upon
reading.
Florida Statutes state that "all documents... regardless
of the physical form, characteristics, or means of transmis-
sion... in connection with the transaction of official busi-
ness" are open for public inspection.
The statutes require officials to keep such records, and
legal justification is required to withhold or destroy them.
UF's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information rates
the openness of states' governments in various categories,
on a one-to-seven scale, seven being the most transparent.
UF was graded with a five for computerized commu-
nication. Utah, Machen's state of origin, was rated three in
the same category.
Machen had never been challenged on public-records
laws in Florida before Grapski's lawsuit.
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist lauds the im-
portance of public records on his Web site.
"Florida is renowned for putting a high priority on the
public's right of access to governmental meetings and re-
cords," the site states, adding that "open government pro-
vides the best assurance of government that is responsive
and responsible to the needs of the people."

A pricey request
UF history senior Thomas Mott, who describes him-
self as an "interested party" in Grapski's lawsuit, was
asked Nov. 3 to pay $149.74 for documents he sought in
a request nearly identical to one of Grapski's.
On Sept. 29, he asked Telles-Irvin for all records regard-
ing the funding of Homecoming, Student Government's
proposal to subsidize Gator Growl tickets with student-
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The face of Gainesville's homeless
His belongings on his bicycle, D.J. Jones watches musicians from a bus bench at the Homeless Night Out
event held downtown last week. noting that his sole interest was the hot soup. See photo story, pg. 12.


City makes donation to homeless


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

The Gainesville City Commission is
willing to distribute up to $210,000 to local
organizations that show a need for addi-
tional funds to fight homelessness.
Commissioner Rick Bryant proposed
this as an alternative to Commissioner
Jack Donovan's $585,500 plan for a home-
less shelter and winter services because he
doubted the plan's effectiveness.
"Our job is to be objective," Bryant said
in response to Doriovan's report. "I think
it's very critical that we have the facts."
Bryant urged a vote after Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan suggested the commis-
sion allocate the $210,000 to local organi-
zations. The vote was unanimous.
"Do we feel more charitable toward
people who have been hit by a hurricane
than who have been hit by their hus-


bands?" Hanrahan asked.
If granted, the $210,000 would come
from reallocated property taxes.

CITY OF LIGHTS: The City Commission
will contribute $10,000 to the UF College
of Fine Arts for a lighting design exhibit
in Gainesville.
Gainesville City UF students and
Commission professionals will
create energy-ef-
ficient artistic lighting to increase safety
and draw residents to public spaces.
The Civic Lights Urban Lighting
Design Exhibition, planned for February
2007, will be the first of its kind in the
United States. Designers will model it
after an annual event in Sweden.
"We hope that it will become an annual
event, as it is for several cities in-Europe,"
Dean of the College of Fine Arts Barbara
Korner said.
Faculty from the College of Fine Arts,


College of Engineering and architecture
department attended the meeting to
show support for the interdisciplinary
project. Chris Machen, UF President Bernie
Machen's wife, also attended the meeting.

TOWING COST MAY INCREASE: Ultimate
Towing requested permission from the city
to raise the roam-tow rate from $76 to $90.
Katherine Smaha, the company's law-
yer, said the increase was necessary be-
cause of higher fuel and insurance costs.
But Commissioner Chuck Chestnut ex-
pressed concern that the towing company
could be exaggerating its needs.
"What happened in a year's time?"
Chestnut asked. "We turned it down last
year, and they wanted $80 then."
The issue will be addressed at
Thursday's Public Safety Committee
meeting at 9 p.m., and the City
Commission will make a decision at its
Dec. 12 meeting.


After transfer-
ring from Marshall,
Jason Williams
dominated SEC
opponents with his
scoring and unique
passing ability,
but troubles off
the court doomed
his stay at UF. See
story, pg. 23.


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Gainesville
residents and UF
students can soon
search for new four-
legged friends with
the click of a mouse,
thanks to a county
Web site.
See story, pg. 9.


* Student Senate,
which controls
about $12 million in
tuition-funded stu-
dent money, wants
you to come to its
meetings.
If you can find them.
See story, pg. 5.


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cash case

By CHRIS HIATT
Alligator Contributing Writer

Counterfeit money used at Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium last weekend
has been turned over to the Secret
Service to be investigated as a
federal case, a University Police
Department official said.
The Jacksonville field office of
the U.S. Secret Service was noti-
fied of several phony bills passed
during the UF-Vanderbilt football
game, and that office is investigat-
ing the incident. Keri Rosov, the
Secret Service agent coordinating
the investigation, said his office is
accustomed to counterfeit cases.
"We routinely get counterfeit
currency in excess of a thousand
or a couple of thousand a week,"
Rosov said.
Although he was not autho-
rized to discuss the ongoing inves-
tigation, Rosov said the incident,
while small, would be important
if it were linked
Aro nd with others in
Gailnesvlle the area.
"That would
be something we would pursue
vigorously," he said.
UPD spokesman Lt. Joe
Sharkey said last weekend's
counterfeit bills were the first
such documented occurrence on
campus.
"Thankfully, our jurisdiction
has never seen counterfeit money
before," Sharkey said.
However, Rosov said that
counterfeit currency is not new to
the Gainesville area.
Soon after the game, the
University Athletic Association
alerted UPD that counterfeit bills
had been circulated in the sta-
dium. They were identified after
the stadium was closed, including
three $100 bills and two $20 bills,
all of which were immediately
handed over to police.
"We performed evidentiary
services, taking photos and the
names of those who identified the
currency," Sharkey said. "Since it's
a federal case, it has been turned
over to the Secret Service."
Counterfeit currency has in-
consistencies in the paper used
to.print the money, as well as the
ink used to print serial numbers,
according to the Secret Service
Web site.
For example, U.S. currency is
printed on paper with tiny blue
and red fibers throughout, and a
counterfeit bill would show blue
and red print marks attempting to
mimic them.
Anyone with information re-
garding counterfeit bills is asked
to contact Rosov's office at (904)
296-0133.







4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15,2005


Officials cannot explain delinquent elevator licenses


* A STATE OFFICIAL SAID THE
REITZ UNION HAS NOT PAID
INSPECTION FEES.

By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Writer
llewis@alligator.org

For three years, every elevator
in the Reitz Union bore an operat-
ing license that expired in 2002, but
Union officials say they still don't
know why the state did not provide
any new elevator certificates until
two weeks ago.
The Department of Business
and Professional Regulation, which
oversees 43,000 Florida elevators,
provided records stating that prior
to Oct. 25, the Union had not paid
inspection fees in two years.
Failure to pay fees prevents el-
evators from being issued renewed
certificates, said Geoff Luebkemann,
director for the Division of Hotels.
and Restaurants.
However, Mike Mironack, direc-
tor of operations at the Union, said
he received information that indi-
cated the Union has always been in
compliance with state laws.
According to another employee
at the elevators' -regulatory depart-
ment, Mironack said, the Union
has paid all its inspection fees since
2002.


Andrea Morales / Alligator Staff
Inspection certificates for elevators in the Reitz Union, such as the one shown above, were updated two
weeks ago. The previous-licenses expired in 2002.


"I think there might have been
a delay in the inspector notifying
the state (about inspections per-
formed)," he said.
In 2001, the Florida Legislature


enacted a law requiring businesses
to hire private elevator inspectors
instead of utilizing state inspectors,
a change that Mironack said could
have caused some problems with


acquiring up-to-date certificates.
"My guess is in that transition,
there was a possibility that things
could have been lost in translation,
because you're dealing then with


a middle person," he said. "We've
never been informed that we have
fines pending or anything like that."
Luebkemann said his depart-
ment knew the Union was break-
ing the law by failing to display
renewed certificates, but did not
charge fines due to other recent leg-
islative changes.
In 2003, the Florida Legislature
enacted a law requiring elevators
to receive annual inspections, and to
follow a standard called a "current
satisfactory inspection."
"We did not levy fees in this
instance, as we tried to work
with a pretty massive change,"
Luebkemann said. "We are in the
early stages of attacking the rest of
this delinquent problem."
Elevator-law violations are sub-
ject to a fine of up to $1,000 each, he
said, and 250 violations were identi-
fied and fined in the past fiscal year.
Although Mironack acknowl-
edged that some violations have
been found in past Union elevator
inspections, all elevators passed
their October inspection and now
display current certificates.
He also said he hopes to become
further involved in future elevator
inspections.
"That's what I'm. trying to do,"
he said, "is figure out where did the
process fail, and how to refine that
process so that this does not occur."


STUDENT LIFE

Internships often necessary for employment after UF


By CHRISTOPHER HIATT
Alligator Contributing Writer

The key to success after college is getting
professional experience before you leave.
In UF's College of Journalism and
Communications, each department recom-
mends having at least one internship before
graduation, if not two.
Internships can be paid or unpaid, and stu-
dents can work as little as 100 hours or as many
as 300 hours a semester for academic credit.
Kathleen Kelly, chairwoman of the
Department of Public Relations, holds a semi-
nar each semester in which she emphasizes
the importance of internships. At the seminar


earlier this month, she stressed the importance
of finding a paid internship.
"We are past the point where internships
are slave labor," she said.
Kelly also feels that companies that don't
pay their interns are unfair to those who can-
not afford to work for free.
The average wage for a paid intern in the
public-relations department last semester was
$8 an hour, and wages ranged from $6.15 to
$16.50 an hour, Kelly said.
UP brings professional alumni to speak to
students about their careers and experiences.
Stephanie Sinclair, a photographer for
Corbis in New York City, spoke to journalism
students Nov. 3, describing her success as a


"We are past the point where in-
ternships are slave labor."
Kathleen Kelly
Public relations department chair

photographer and journalist.
In her lecture, she also discussed her life in
the Middle East during the United States-led
invasion of Iraq. Throughout her career as a
student at UF, Sinclair said it was her experi-
ence outside the classroom that made the
difference.
"I had basically two years of experience by
the time I graduated," she said, after recount-
ing weekends spent sleeping on a newspaper's


couch. "It pays off to really work hard and go
the extra mile when others won't."
Sinclair, who graduated in 1998, got a job
at the Chicago Tribune immediately following
graduation.
While not all UF departments have in-
ternship programs like those of the College
of Journalism and Communications, all stu-
dents do have access to the Career Resource
Center, located on the first floor of the Reitz
Union.
Students can register to receive notifica-
tions of visiting corporations, post resumes
for companies to view online and participate
in resume and interview critiques. There are
more than 1,300 internship listings annually.


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Speaker examines unpopularity of Asian hip hop


By DIANA MAZZELLA
Alligator Writer
dmazzella@alligator.org

Maybe it's because they're
Chinese. Or just that their music is
awful.
Oliver Wang, a music writer for
National Public Radio, Vibe, Wax
Poetics and Village Voice, gave
some explanations Monday night
as to why Asian American hip-
hop artists have not made it in the
United States.
"It's easy to say
On it's racism, but maybe
CalmpUS you suck," he said.
He casually dis-
cussed the main Asian American
figures in the genre and why they
couldn't seem to make it in the
industry.
There's Joe Bataan, who sang
Latin style but was African and
Filipino American and came out
with "Rap-O Clap-O" in 1979, he
said.
Then there was Fists of Fury that
included artist Cyat, which stood for
"cute, young Asian terrorist."
Fury took the approach of
making race an issue and talked
about revolution in at least one
of its songs, but whatever the
group's message, Wang said it


had rhyming difficulties.
Wang mentioned racial au-
thenticity in hip hop and how
those artists who are not black are
seen as posers.
Other artists, including
Mountain Brothers, did not make
race an issue. But Jin, a later artist,
made race important in his songs,
Wang said.
"Jin's Chineseness is front and
center," Wang said.
He said it is a technique that
mentions race outright so that it
can't be discussed by detractors
later on.
Wang said the industry cannot
be expected to change because of
one superstar, but change comes
from the bottom first.
He said he didn't know why
some groups fail and. others suc-
ceed and noted that it is difficult
for Asian artists to break into the
American market.
Georges Augustin, a UF linguis-
tics senior, said he thought some of
the music that Wang played to the
audience of about 40 was not of the
best quality.
"Some of it was definitely not up
to hip-hop par," he said.
He said he was "a little surprised
that there were Asian American rap
artists from way back."


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Oliver Wang, a music writer forseveral outlets including the Village Voice, talks Monday night about how
Asian American hip-hop artists have not become popular in the United States.


Asian American Student Union
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agreed with Wang's- point that
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Student Senate wants you to come to its
meetings that is, if you can find them.
Senators plan to meet at various locations
on campus in the coming months, such as the
Ham Museum and a UF basketball court, to
increase student participation. But some.
students say moving the gathering from its
traditional Reitz Union location could be a'
deterrent for students to attend.
Senate President John Boyles said he
moved last week's Senate meeting from
the Union to the Levin College of Law in an.
effort to increase student involvement and
show senators a different part of campus.
However, Senate Secretary Glenda
Frederick, who has worked with SG since
1986, said she did not see more students
than usual at last week's meeting.
"Whether or not it's successful, I really
couldn't say," she said, noting that previous.
administrations also have held meetings
outside the Union.
The new meeting location was advertised
in SG offices, at previous Senate meetings
and in e-mails to senators and organiza-'
tional chairs, but was not included in UF's
Wednesday Update.
"I don't know where they are," UF
chemistry sophomore James Smith said
about Senate meetings. "I don't see them
advertised at all. If they want people to
come, they should advertise it like they do
for elections."
He said Senate should be held in the
same location every week, in case he ever-
did have the urge to go.
Sen. Christopher .Eklund said moving
Senate meetings could hurt the Senate,
rather than help.
"If -it makes it harder for students who
aren't senators to attend Senate meetings,
then it makes Senate more insulate," Eklund


said. "If senators are not connected to the
student body as a whole, then they are not
representatives anymore. It's antidemocratic
if a governing body is not representative of
the populace."
Boyles said the Dec. 6 meeting at Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium will be in the Wednesday
Update, but Sen. Laura Gonzalez said she
doesn't know if that will make a difference.
"Maybe we should try fliering," she said.
Eklund said Boyles' philosophy might be
more effective if it were reversed.
"It may be that it would be better to en-
courage senators to attend campus events
than moving Senate around campus," he
said. "Senate meetings are
". long, -and they're often
boring."
Gonzales said she nev-
er finds meetings dull.
o "Ithink that's a matter
of perception," she said.
Eklund said that
Boyles streamlining Senate meet-
Boyles ings is a catch-22.
"You have to allow time for debate, but
Senate meetings that run over three hours
become tiresome for everyone," he said.
Sen. Josh Weiss said he thinks Boyles is
on the right track because Union parking is
"absolutely absurd."
Sen. Jason Lutin 'said a maximum of
about five non-SG affiliated students some-
times show up to Senate meetings, "unless
they want something."
Sen. Allison Cullin said she almost forgot
that last week's Student Senate meeting was
at the UF law school.
"Finding the classroom was a little dif-
ficult," Cullin said. "I have such an autopilot
to drive to the Union."
She said the meeting was the first time
she had been to UF's law school and gave
her a better grasp of what goes on there.
"At least I'm not completely clueless,"
she said. "It was fun."






6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2005

Editorial


Rampant hate

Protester's anti-gay views

accepted by many
M oving from one prick to another, the Editorial Board
would like to leave Jared Hernandez and his pig roast
alone for a moment and pick up the story of David
Miller.
Miller showcased his innovative version of Turlington Plaza
preaching Friday by focusing on his disdain for homosexuality.
Responding to a call claiming that Miller was disturbing
classrooms, University Police handcuffed and held him in a
police car for 30 minutes.
After continuously refusing to stop his crusade, Miller was
let go and continued his ranting for another hour.
We detest Miller's message and deplore his tactics, but this
incident leaves much to be questioned about selective free
speech.
Plaza preachers tell us to go to hell on a daily basis. They
shout that our morals are corrupt and our souls condemned.
They claim that their religion triumphs over others. And many
of them insist that being gay is a sin.
These preachers disrupt our lives every day. Some of us.
jump into the debate. Others watch with morbid curiosity. Most
simply ignore the fuss. Very few are convinced.
But these guys are rarely asked to leave. Similarly, police sel-
dom interfere with noisy protests. And we like it that way; we
like to see the crazies, the radicals and the justified protesters on,
campus. It's part of what makes a university interesting.
What's so different about Miller? Someone bothered to call
the police and report the disturbance.
Was this right? Should Miller have been held in handcuffs
when he was arguably doing exactly what legions of idiots have
done before him?
Probably not, but we can't muster up too much sympathy
for the crusader of such hatred.
Instead, we'd like to address the problem behind the action.
Miller stands out because his message is widely accepted.
Radical preachers don't represent the majority of religious
followers. But Miller was spewing the garbage that too many of
our peers silently believe.
The existence of the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender Affairs and his daughter's university-mandated
training in sensitivity sparked Miller's protest. Since its rela-
tively recent inception, the office has been in a more difficult
position than any of the multicultural affairs offices. Although
racism battles are still being fought, homophobic ideas are ac-
cepted by much of society. For proof, simply refer to the effort
to ban gay marriage.
The reason is reflected in one of Miller's statements: "I be-
lieve the homosexuals are using the residence halls as a recruit-
ment tool to get more individuals into their group."
Miller's paranoia leads to the overall validation for open
prejudice: choice. If gay students can recruit others to be gay, it
means being gay is a preference. And if it's a preference, it can
be stopped.
Thus, the office continues to act in the shadows. Many gay
students are afraid to come out publicly, and it seems as though
many administrators are afraid to take the next step for equal
rights namely same-sex partner benefits.
With all the anti-gay students and residents in Gainesville,
it's hard to lobby effectively
But we'd like to see the conversation take place loudly on
campus rather than behind closed doors.
And so the Editorial Board thinks police should leave pricks
like Miller alone if they aren't abusing students. Not only is talk-
ing loudly not a crime, but such rants reveal viewpoints that are
accepted by many.
And if students can't see what kind of hatred exists, how will
they know to fight against it?


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Opinions


Column

Democrats taste a
wise old sage once said, "I think I can, I think I can, I
think I can," and he did..
After five years in the doldrums, the Democratic
Party put in a performance that Thomas the Tank Engine
would be proud of, and as a result won the governorships
of New Jersey and Virginia in last Tuesday's off-year elec-
tions. And for the icing on the Democrats' donkey-shaped
cake of chocolate goodness, California voters played
Sarah Connor to the Governator's cybernetic army of bal-
lot initiatives.
So strike up the band and let the bubbly flow, Democrats
- you've just won two elected offices you already had!
But even if the governors' mansions in New Jersey and
Virginia were already painted a charming shade of azure,.
these victories will give Democrats the momentum they
need to gear up for the 2006 midterm elections. State victories
may be meaningless on a national level local elections are
generally local matters but that won't stop the Democrats
from celebrating as if it was a presidential win.
Despite having been beaten like a cheap Mexicah pifiata.
during the last five years, the Democrats were able to fifially
deliver a donkey hoof to the Republican Party's elephant
backside, and that deserves some attention.
The Democrats' victory in New Jersey should be a win by
default merely because the state shares a border with New
York, but their win in Virginia was impressive.
Even though governor-elect Tim Kaine rode the coattails
of popular Democratic Governor Mark Warner, President
Bush won 54 percent of the votes in Virginia during the 2004
presidential election. The last time a Democratic presidential
nominee carried the state was in 1964.
President Bush's embarrassingly low approval rating
may have slightly influenced Tuesday's elections, but the
Democrats' victory in Virginia proved that a Democratic


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smidgen of victory
candidate can provide a clear mes-
sage that resonates with all types of
voters.
Republican nominee Jerry
Kilgore tried to rally his base by
declaring himself "the pro-gun,
Aaron Blye anti-tax, limited government, anti-il-
Blye's Eyes legal immigration, pro-public safety,
letters@alligator.org pro-death penalty, culture-of-life,
trust-the-people conservative," but
Virginians were more interested
in issues that would affect their everyday lives. As current
Governor Warner explained, voters preferred candidates
who dealt with questions that governors "actually spend
98.percent of their time working on," like the budget, health
care, education, transportation and job growth.
"They don't care if it's Republican or Democratic. They
want to see stuff done," he said.
Warner and Kaine understood the need to convey a dear
message and a vision of governance in a way that the major-
ity of the Democratic Party has yet to figure out.
When Tim Russert, senior vice president of NBC News,
recently asked Democratic National Committee Chairman
Howard Dean what the Democrats stand for, Dean said it
was not the Democrats' job to give out specifics when they
have no control in the House or Senate. Instead, their job is to
stop a "corrupt and incompetent administration."
As comedian Bill Maher .says, "Republicans are the party
of bad ideas, and the Democrats are the party of no ideas."
The Democrats in Virginia have some ideas. Dean
should get Warner on the phone 2008 is just around the
comer!
'Aaron Blye is a political campaigning graduate student. His
column appears on Tuesday.


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


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Today's question:
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Monday's question:
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Guest...

Democratic Party making a comeback in public opinion


According to some of the Alligator's regular Opinions
columnists, the Democratic Party is just about
finished. Yet, while it's true that the Democratic Party
is far from perfect, the columnists' misrepresentation of facts
doesn't constitute solid evidence that the nation's most stable
party is in a state of demise.
Regrettably, Democrats haven't been as forceful as they
should have been in certain situations. They didn't capitalize
on the weaknesses of the Republican Party during the 2004
presidential race, and they certainly didn't emphasize the ir-
rationality of the war in Iraq. The Democrats were too apathetic
- until now. Recent aggressive moves have recharged the en-
ergy of the party and revitalized America's long-lost liberal
spirit with it.
For instance, Democrats are once again taking control of
the Senate. And it's about time. Senate Minority Leader Harry
Reid called for a "closed session" of the Senate on Nov. 1 to
focus national attention on intelligence inaccuracies surround-
ing the Iraq war. Since then, the media has been relentless in


,--: to .
Hard work isn't all there is to success
Is Chris New complaining about the lazy
immigrants who dean his tables when he
stumbles out of Chili's? What about those
lazy Mexican immigrants who mow the lawns
around town? Or maybe he is referring to
the lazy day laborers who are building office
buildings and homes across America?
Maybe he's too young to remember the
'90s, when the federal government cut welfare
programs in favor of workfare programs.
Obviously, he needs to stop reading fairy
tales like "Atlas Shrugged" and start living in
the real world, where there is more to success
than what he calls hard work. He'll discover.
that working hard won't get you past the lazy


Alison Nadle asking Republican leadership how.
Speaking Out and why intelligence may have been
falsified. The Republicans' technique of
labeling its critics as "unpatriotic" and
"immoral" is no longer stopping truthful and justified political
attacks. The Democrats are finally pointing fingers and asking
questions, and America wants answers.
Democratic criticism isn't limited to the unlawful manipula-
tion of intelligence. The party is also focusing on other scandals
that have emerged from the depths of the "Grand Old Party"
in conjunction with the Senate investigation. Deputy White
House Chief of Staff Karl Rove continues to be blasted for the
leak involving CIA agent Valerie Plame. Vice President Dick
Cheney and his chief of staff are also being investigated. House
Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been indicted for both money
laundering and conspiracy. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is
under investigation for possibly violating insider trading laws.
The corruption has become .so pervasive that President
Bush felt it was necessary to create a mandatory seminar on


capitalists who can afford to buy favors.
As an engineering student, New may
see himself as Hank Rearden or Francisco
d'Anconia, fighting against those who steal
from his hard work.
More than likely, he's just another looter
who prefers to pass the buck instead of look-
ing in the mirror.
If he wants to do something about the lazy
immigrants, then he shouldn't do business
with people who employ them. Until then,
he'll blame the poor, illegally employed guy
who mops up after his messes. -
Ric Carrasquilla
UF alumnus


ethics for his top officials. America's trust in the so-called moral
party is faltering, and rightly so. In its stead, citizens are turning
to Democratic leadership.
The transition is evident in several of last week's voting
results. In New Jersey, Jon Corzine, the Democratic candidate
for governor, won by a 53-44 margin. In the conservative state
of Virginia, Democratic candidate Tim Kaine beat out the
Republican opposition. Even popular Republican Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger saw each of his four initiatives rejected by
California voters in a referendum. All of these votes were
believed by analysts to be a barometer of national political at-
titude, and all unabashedly echoed liberal sentiment.
The Democratic Party is far from decline: If anything,
Democrats are enjoying a rebound that can partially be attrib-
uted to the egregious faults of their opposition but also to their
own hard-line policies.
Whatever the reason, it's clear that the Democrats are now
America's chosen party.
Alison Nadle is a political science freshman.


SALSA pig roast was a positive contribu-
tion open to the entire UF community
Thursday's cover article failed to accurately
portray SALSA's pig roast..
The pig roast was open to all students. The
event was publicly advertised throughout the
law school and Latino communities. E-mails
were sent, flyers were posted, and public an-
nouncements were made.
Additionally, a banner advertising the pig
roast as a SALSA event hung in front of stu-
dent Sen. Jared Hemandez's house, located
across from the law school, the entire game
day. Hundreds of students attended the pig
roast over the course of the day.


At no time did I feel that I or any other
student was excluded from attending the pig
roast.
The pig roast is an annual celebration
hosted by SALSA, one of the law school's
oldest cultural organizations. SALSA provides
resources to Latino law students while pro-
moting cultural diversity.
This year's pig roast stayed true to that
mission. I believe the Alligator is punishing
Hemandez for positively contributing to the
UF community by volunteering his own home
as a location for the event.
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expansion
By ALEXIS LLOYD
Alligator Writer

UF will unveil its campus
master plan for the next 10 years
at an informational workshop
Wednesday.
Planners anticipate a need for
land conservation projects.
"A main focus was to keep
those green spaces, in between
new areas.for those involved in
transit and keep some walkable
areas too," project planner Linda
Dixon said.
Ed Poppell, UF vice president
for finance and administration,
agreed that land conservation
is the most important aspect of
UF's development over the next
10 years.
"We are more sensitive to con-
servation and the need to invest
in those conservation areas,"
Poppell said. "Everyone has put
in a lot of hard work on this cre-
ative and caring vision for UF."
The plan proposes dedicating
an additional 40 acres of land to
conservation, bringing the total
to 440 acres of UF's 2,000-acre
campus.
UF Dixon
Administration said she
hopes
people from broad ranges of
interests attend the workshop,
which will be held from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. at Emerson Alumni Hall.
"People who are passionate
about the long-range future of
UF should come out," Poppell
said.
All maps and plans proposed,
by the university will be avail-
able to the public at the Florida
Community Design Center
through December.
The process is guided by state
statutes, which require universi-
ties to revisit their master plans
at least every five years.
The current plan at UF runs
through 2010.
UF works with Gainesville's
city government to establish
where UF should grow.
"Wisely, we have potential to
grow the campus and allow it
to continue to grow for years to
come," Dixon said.
"The building footprint allows
for exponential growth while
preserving our other conserved
land areas."
' A public hearing will be held
by mid-December, during which
community members will have
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AROUND GAINESVILLE

Web site allows potential pet adopters to see animals


By SHARILYN WISKUP
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gainesville residents and UF
students can soon search for new
four-legged friends with the click
of a mouse.
Alachua County Animal Services
expects to finish a Web site this
week that will allow pet adopters
to see animals online before adopt-
ing them.
"I can't explain the satisfaction
when I see pets walk out the door
and get adopted," said Bob Ryan,
program coordinator.
Ryan said he has a passion for
cats and dogs and enjoys playing
matchmaker for them with the right
owners.


The software will make auto-
matic updates within an hour or
half-hour, depending on the num-
ber of animals coming in each day,
he said.
UF freshman Marinalouise
Herrera said she assists at the shelter
because she misses her high school
internship, which involved drawing
blood, performing dental work and
spaying and neutering animals.
"I love watching and being a part
of the surgeries," Herrera said.
College has been a tough adjust-
ment for Herrera, she said, because
she grew up with 17 animals: seven
dogs, two cats, two sugar gliders,
two guinea pigs, one ferret, one bird,
one fish and her favorite pet of all,
Mr. Sniffles, her hairless rat.


"I can't explain thi
faction when I se
walk out the door
adopted."
program c

Students like Herrer
the shelter and volunteer
ing, playing with and
animals before they ari
Ryan said.
"It was fun because
give them some love an(
which is something they
to get enough of," Herrer
Some animals resort t


e satis- measures because they have been
locked in cages for so long.
e petS Ryan calls this behavior "kennel
and get fever."
Once adopted, aggressive be-
havior can be treated, said Dr. Terry
Bob Ryan Curtis, an animal .behaviorist who
coordinator works in the Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital at UF.
Scan it "I work with the best possible cli-
a wan sh- ents," Curtis said. "My job is easier
r wash- because owners are willing to do
.grooming whatever it takes to improve behav-
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I ot to Curtis and Herrera enjoy work-
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don't attention, able to build strong rapports with
a saidem their two- and four-legged clients.
a said. Herrera's favorite days at her
o desperate internship came when a 6-week-old


teacup Yorkshire terrier visited for a
checkup.
"It was cool being able to watch
him grow," Herrera said. "I got to
know the owner, and whenever she
came in we would talk."
Herrera said she misses having
the same kind of animal contact
she had back home and admits to
watching the Discovery Channel
and Animal Planet.
When Herrera has a place of her
own in Gainesville, she said she
will immediately adopt a pet, if not
several.
"I believe that animals make
you a more caring, loving and un-
derstanding person," she said. "I
wanted to help them the way they
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STUDENT HEALTH

Drug potency may be genetic


By RACHEL CEREGHINO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Blondes may have more fun, but new research
shows that redheads can take the pain.
According to researchers at UF and McGill
University, the gene that causes red hair and fair skin
also plays a role in how some people respond to the
painkiller pentazocine, a drug similar to morphine.
Several past studies suggested that redheads might
be more difficult to anesthetize, but there was no scien-
tific evidence to support this hypothesis.
"Before those studies came out, there was this sort
of clinical lore that said redheads are different," said
Roger Fillingim, an associate professor at UF's College
of Dentistry.
Jeffrey Mogil, a neuroscientist at McGill University in
Quebec, is the study's lead investigator. He identified a
mutant version of the gene melanocortin-1 in mice.
Everyone has melanocortin-1, but a variant of it is
responsible for causing red hair and in 65 percent of
redheads fair skin.
After running pain-tests on mice carrying the gene
variant, Mogil observed that female mice received sig-
nificantly more relief from pentazocine than males.
Mogil contacted his colleague Fillingim to see if he
would be interested in conducting a study.
Fillingim had been studying gender differences and
pain, but he was skeptical that red hair played a role.


"Honestly, I really didn't believe anything would
work," he said. "I didn't think what [Mogil] found in
mice would actually be translated into humans, but it
worked out pretty well."
Fillingim's work at UF consisted of exposing men
and women, redheads and otherwise, to-a device that
causes pain.
"Before those studies came out, there
was this sort of clinical lore that said
redheads are different."
Roger Fillingim
UF College of Dentistry associate professor

Participants were asked to push a button when they
began to feel pain. Next they were given either pentaz-
ocine or a saline placebo, and the exposure was repeat-
ed. Researchers measured the participants' response
times both with and without the drug or placebo.
The study showed that naturally redheaded fe-
males experienced greater pain relief from the drug
than other participants.
According to the doctors, pentazocine doesn't work
in blondes and brunettes because the common occur-
ring variant of melanocortin-1 produces a protein that
blocks the drug. In redheads who carry the rare form of
the gene, the protein isn't doing its job, so the drug can
work unhindered.


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tuition money, and the relationship between UF and Florida Blue
Key, Inc., a private leadership honorary.
"I'm interested in finding out how the university is using the
money that it has and that Student Government has," he said.
"They're charging me $150 to make
U F it difficult for me to actually get these
Administration records."
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said
Mott was charged 15 cents per page for copies of the documents
and $135.79 for the labor of Telles-Irvin and her assistant.
Florida Statutes allow requestors to be charged for "extensive
use of clerical or supervisory assistance." Fifteen cents is the maxi-
mum fee that statutes allow for copied documents.
Because UF does not comment on pending legal matters,
Orlando declined to say why Mott was charged for a request that
Grapski was not charged for.
Mott said Telles-Irvin named an "exorbitant fee" either because
the request caused her great difficulty or because she is trying to
"hide something."
Mott said that he plans to pay the fee when he can afford it.
"I'm a full-time student. I don't have $150 lying around to
spend on 93 pages of documents," Mott said. "It's almost like a
punishment."


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Sororities collect


cans for charity


By KYLIE CRAIG
Alligator Writer
kcraig@alligator.org

The Panhellenic Council
is hosting the first-ever
Mighty Gators food drive
this week, collecting
canned goods for Bread
of the Mighty, a local food
bank.
"There is an extreme
need right now because
of the hurricanes because
a lot of the cans for lo-
cal people went out-of-
state," Panhellenic Service
Director Gillian Russell
said.
The drive began
Monday with collections
being made with the help
of local elementary schools
and Panhellenic Council
sorority members.
Sorority members
will collect donations at


the Publix on 34th Street
and Second Avenue from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until
Thursday.
Russell said Monday's
collections were a success.
"I have a whole trunkful
of cans in my car," Russell
said, after picking up the
donations from Publix.
"We're really,
Greek obviously very
Life pleased with the
amount."
Donations from sorority
members are being made at
all council houses during
the week. Council mem-
bers will volunteer Friday
at the Bread of the Mighty
warehouse to help sort do-
nations.
Bread of the Mighty is a
local affiliate of America's
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HLocal homeless tell their stories


"I'm rich, too," Pat Hicks, left, jokes to Charles, a
manic-depressive friend who lives in a tent similar
to Hicks'. "I got a tent, a quart over there, a piece
of beer here, a little bit of cigarettes and I fly a
sign sayin', 'Homeless, please help me.'" An abu-
sive father lead to Hicks leaving home at 13 to
ride freight trains from Mississippi to California.
He spent 18 months in Vietnam, where he lost his
teeth and was battered by shrapnel on his hands,
pictured above. After he left the Army, Hicks had
a nervous breakdown when his wife and daughter
died in a car accident. He has been homeless
since, living in a tent in the woods off a beaten
path near 13th Street.


A Duiiet Trom nis orotners snoigun pierce
Herald Bryant's lower lip, shattering his left
cheek. It missed his brain by centimeters. He
was i3 and is now 49 and homeless after
spending 15 years in prison.


Johnny Lesh, homeless for 10 years, sits on the curb in the
Downtown Community Plaza, eating hot soup minutes be-
fore leaving to tend to his "business:" a quart of beer wait-
ing half-full around the corner. "Staying drunk every day is.
good enough," Lesh said. "Trying to get enough to eat is good
enough. Trying to have a place to sleep is good enough, but
that's not a life."


"I spent 15 years locked up, and the only thing I wanted
to do when I got out was to go and live in the woods." So
he did. Scott Stephenson, 41, said he has had two of his
tents cut up by Gainesville Police in the two years he has
been homeless.. "They're the Gestapo. Dude, they just
hate us." He said the corner.of 13th Street and University
Avenue belongs to him. He lives off beer and lobster, crab
and steak scavenged from a Winn-Dixie trash container
near his eight-person tent in the woods. "I need any kind
of escape anything that will just kill reality," he said
as he swigged from a quart bottle snug inside a brown
paper bag. "For me, that's what I do."





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*UNIVERSITY TERRACE WESTe
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278-9347 11-21-25-1

2/2 Laurels Apt *
Avail by Dec. 0 On UF bus route Will give
free stuff away w/apt Nice deal. 377-3264
12-7-36-1

DUCKPOND w/LOFT BR
Adorable 1/1 apt. for female grad student.
$550/mo utils incl. No pets. Avail now 339-
4222-tv nisg. 11-22-20-1

Grad Student Roommates Wanted
Huge 3BR house in very quiet neighborhood
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11-30-21-1

LARGE FULLY FURNISHED ROOM in a
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514-3409 11-16-10-1


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10 min from UF. For serious female student,
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376-9960 11-16-10-1

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Lovely, efficiency apt. All utilities included-
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pets, non-smoker. $450/mo. Call 352-745-
2287 11-17-6-1

LEXINGTON CROSSING
Spacios, clean, .1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Spring & summer. Great amenities. $450/mo
incl all utils. or negotiable. Call 305-742-5608
11-16-5-1

Nice studio for rent or work exchange on
warmblood farm in Micanopy. Partially
furnished. Beautiful setting. Rural, private.
Pets, horse board ok. Avail Dec 1st. Please
call 352-591-2474 11-23-10-1

Countryside 4BR/4BA. $375/mo Bus 9 & 35.
T1 internet connection, gym & pool. Ind lease
length neg. Can be unfurn if pref. Call Victor
352-33T-9747 or 786-385-3971 11-23-8-1

1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA for spring 400 for all
util, cable, tivo, internet, fully furnished, 3
pools, fitness room, tennis, amazing room-
mates. Call 201-456-2803 11-18-5-1

M/F, NS, Grad student/Professional wanted
to recent gorgeous furn room in new home.
1.5 mi to Shands. Kitchen, living room, faun-
dry facilities included. $425/mo + share utils.
Call 336-5450 or 954-328-2863 12-7-15-1

FIRST MONTH FREE
Sublease available now-May 2006 Apt fully
furnished (4/2). Great female roommates.
Within 1 mi from UF. Rent $390 + util. 305-
318-1040 11-21-5-1

Fully furn. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA in Campus
Lodge. Huge gym, tanning, biggest pool in
G-ville, bball, carwash, screened patio w/fan,
stadium seating to watch 2TVs! Incls. fast
internet, cable w/HBO, all util. incl. elec. Nice
furnished! Discount $439 neg. 727-743-7926.
11-18-4-1

For Rent
unfurnished

OQUIET,- CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-7-72-2

ACROSS FROM UF
1BRs from $460
Laundry on site, pets ok.
Central Air, walk in closet.
Open Weekends 371-7777
12-7-72-2 -

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Starting @ $489
Pet friendly, Pool
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1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
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MOVE IN JANUARY
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3/3 Luxury Avail. Now
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Close to UF Law, & SW Rec.
Call 352-379-9255 12-7-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60,
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Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-7-72-2

HUGE apt! HUGE value! 2BR avail. NOW!
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Pool, tennis, alarm, close to everything!
FREE UF parking, pets welcome!
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12-7-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
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***Beautiful and New***
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$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
www.sunisland.info
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Across from UF
W/D, Alarm, DW
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Open Weekends 371-0769
12-7-72-2
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12-7-72-2
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All the extras! Alrfiost gone!
Call for specials 377-2801
12-7-72-2

Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
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**1BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats 00 $839/mo
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2BR- over 1100 sq ft 00 $725/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
12-7-72-2
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Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok
Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
12-7-72-2

NEWLY RENOVATED
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HUGE 1& 2BR* Pool
Skylights* 1.5 miles to UF
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12-7-72-2

ENORMOUS 3BR
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Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 MI 2 UF
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Cabana & pool. Avail immediately. Contact
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42-2

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Move in TODAY! 376-1248
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60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
12-7-39-2

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1200sf, washer/dryer, den, eat-in kitchen,
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1 Room Available in a beautiful and clean
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No deposit or lease required. Call Justin 336-
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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
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'1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
'2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
300 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
73-4423. www.maximumre.com
-16-131-2

:REE MONTH'S RENT
BR/2.5BA NW townhome. New tile 1st fir,
arpet 2nd fir & paint. W/D, 1.5 mi to UF
725/mo pets ok Avail now 772-708-7048
2-7-38-2

** CUTE, CLEAN, QUIET ***
tylish 2BR/2BA SW apt, W/D, alarm, sky-
ght, mirrored living room, front porch great
us rte., pets okay. Avail Jan., $640/mo.
all 317-8150 for showing and information
1-28-20-2

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

UPLEX 2BR/1BA. New tile, new carpet,
ew paint, central AC/heat, W/D hk up.
Valk/bike to UF. 408 NW 5th Ave. Unit A.
695/mo. 1st/last &sec. www.gatorpads.com
84-0316 or 281-0733 11-28-20-2

vail Dec several units within 1/2 mi of UF
ampus or closer. Efficiency $325 1BR/1BA
420, 2BR/2.5BA $725, ZBR/1BA $600. Sec
ep. No pets. Contact gvll32601@gmail.com
r Iv msg 352-870-7256 12-7-29-2

ISTORIC APTS Ceiling fans, hardwood
oors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces.
E historic district. First, last, security. 2BR
2BR w/study 2-2BF? H1`6es 8inr NW Dntn.
600-800/mo No dogs please. 378-3704
1-30-20-2 .

Valk to UF 2BR.1BA duplex, cent A/C,
private parking, 922 SW 6th Ave. $520
dbaurmanagement.com 375-7104. 12-7-
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onvenient UF access $375 to $620/mo
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,coded setting. FREE monitored alarm
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Pool, hi spd internet & security system hook-
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$950/mo. 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 appi $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

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

WALK TO CAMPUSIMIDTOWN BARS!!!
College Park. studio. Avail spring. Very
clean, renovated, awesone location! 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
692-3800 12-7-25-2

4BR/2BA HOUSE
New carpets 1800 sq. ft. Walk to Law School.
$1200/mo. Gore-Rabell Real Estate 378-
1387 www.gore-rabell.com 12-7-24-2


One mile to campus-& Shands 2BR/1.5BA
Avail. Jan. IstWood floors, W/D, clean,
no pets, sm, 1038 SW 6th Dr. $600/mo
239-898-9317 1-31-40-2


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2 Rms. Both w/screened balconies. $275/mo.
Located between UF & SFCC w/ bus route.
Close to Mall & NFRMC. On site W/D, pool,
gym, tennis and other amenities. Sparrow
Condo (352) 514-3425 11-17-10-2

Close in. Lots of green space. Large 4BR/
2BA Home Screen porch. No pets. $300/MO
Call(352)378-9220 or 213-3901 12-7-24-2

OAKBROOK CONDO
Large, exlcusive 2/2. W/D. Walk/ride to
campus. Available Jan 1. $800/mo. Call 378-
2627 or 466-3797 12-7-21-2

AVAIL. JAN OR EARLIER
Large, Modern, Clean 4BR/3BA house 1
block North of UF. Many amenities. Zoned ok
for 4 roommates. $1600/mo. No Pets. K&M
Properties 372-1509. 11-30-16-2

AVAIL. JAN.
Great Location & Price. 1&2 BR. Apts. 1
Block from. UF on North & East side of cam-
pus. Priced $440-$575/mo. No pets. K&M
Properties 372-1509. 12-7-21-2

Spacious 1/1 with carport, gated, covered
porch, fireplace. 2 houses from Norman Hall
on SW 6th. Available Nov-July $500/mo,
1st, last + security. Call Jody 352-281-5666
11-14-5-2

CLOSE TO UF
*4BR/3BA house hdwd firs, DW, W/D, cent.
H/AC, fireplace, carport $1400/MO 1562
NW 18th St. 06 blocks to UF. 4BR/2BA
newly renovated patio home 1300 sq ft. tile
firs, cent H/AC, W/D, DW, faux wood blinds
$1000/MO 1421 NW 6th Place. *Close to
Balyhoos 3BR/1.5BA house hd. wd. firs.,
DW, W/D, cent H/AC, fenced yard, $850/MO
303 NW 36th St. 03 blks. from UF- 2BR/1BA
apt. Cent H/AC, security entrance $550/MO
incl water 125 NW 10th St. 0 Carol 377-3852
11-22-10-2

One or both rooms in 2BR DOWNTOWN
APT. Quiet neighborhood. CLOSE TO
SHANDS, UF, & LIBRARY. $350/MO per
person. Pets OK. Call 262-1351 11-30-14-2

Female roommate wanted 4BR/2BA. W/D.
Located behind Norman Hall/near Sorority
Row. Lots of parking. Wireless' internet.
$302.50 + utilities 352-359-0440 11-16-5-2

1/1 of 3/3 avail. Util & DSL, wash/dry, tele-
phone, 'big screen HDTV, alarm @ house
(no tow). $375 all included. Call Sergio @,
305-801-5809. Also ask about X-Box mod-
ding 11-16-5-2

CUTE, CLEAN, CHEAP!
1BR cottage in convenient NW area. Pvt
fenced yard, A/C, furn or unfurn. Avail
immed. $390/mo 378-4684 11-16-5-2

2BR/1 BA DUPLEX for rent. Newly remodeled
and new appliances. W/D hk-up. Hawthorne
Rd. SE 46th Terr. $600/MO, $600 dep. Call
352-258-8806 11-28-10-2

10 x 13 BR in 4RM house. Big pool & fire-
place. 1mi from campus $400/MO +utilities.
Includes.W/D. Avail. Spring/Summer A & B.
Contact: mangoneg@ufl.edu 11-17-5-2

BRAND NEW
Apartment Buildings
Close to UF & Shopping
2BR/1.5BA condos W/D hookups
$700/MO 494-9045 or 494-2173
11-28-10-2

WALK TO CLASS! Nice 2/1 house with big
fenced yard. W/D. 716 NW 4th Ave. $700/mo
evenings 472-9273, mobile 494-3154 or
email billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
11-29-10-2

$380 only per mo, private BR &'BA. Very well
maintained unit. Laundry oom facilities, full
kitchen. Includes all util & dsl. 10 min from
UF. 954-830-8468 www.revictory@aol.com
11-29-10-2

WALK TO CAMPUS!
2BR/2.5BA apt Behind sorority row. $1075/
mo. W/D, DW, alarm. Parkside II. Pets ok
Allie 407-466-7524/Katherine 850-699-2950.
11-18-5-2


3BR/2BA Near Duckpond. Lg living room,
dining room, den, screened room, wd firs,
A/C, W/D, privacy fence. NS., no pets, 1140
NE- 10th Ave. $850/mo. Call 213-6374 or
375-6854 11-18-5-2


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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
Female for 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 Avail Dec Aug 916-295-4090
11-16-20-3

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
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

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

2 roommates for 2/1.5 townhouse. Bike to
UF. SW 13th St. Call Jonah (561)706-8041
Semi-quiet area w/balcony & W/D fac. Pets
welsome. 11-17-10-3
Nice 1 BR/ 1 BA loft apartment, no room-
mates. 2701 SW 13th St. Available Nov 1-
July 30, rent free in Nov. $615 mo +util. Pets
Addl. fee. 239-281-4411. 11-18-10-3
1 BR in 4BR/2BA apt. @ ROYAL VILLAGE
5 min from campus. Furnished with WID.
$440/mo. Call Atiya 352-338-9980 11-21-
10-3.

0*0SWALK TO UF*@O@
1 BR in 4BR/2BA house across from stadium
$3",S1'm:. utils. Avail Jan-Aug. Newly reno-
vaied WVD, new appl. Call 352-262-7887
11-21-10-3
1 or both rooms in 2BR .Downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo per room. Pets ok. Call
262-1351 11-30-14-3


1 BLKto UFI 2BR/1BAApt
$550/Mo 216 SW 12th Street
Window A/C, Nat Gas ht. Wood Floors
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
18-5-2
1 Blkto UF! 1BR/1BAApt
$470/Mo 1236 SW 4th Avenue
Central H &Air, Carpet, Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
18-5-2
NW 1BR house. Freshly painted interior.
1000 sq. ft. Two window AC's and space
heat. Several multi-use rooms. Some pets
okay 1936 NW 31st Ave. $450 Jim 375-1590
11-21-5-2
1 BIk to UF! Across from Stadium
2 ROOM Efficiency w/shared bathroom
$285/Mo. Call Merrill Management Inc.
372-1494 11-16-2-2
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12-7-15-2

PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee 2BR
'townhome. Fireplace, privacy fence, new
carpet, modern appliances, ceiling fans, CH/
AC, 1000 SW 59 Terr. Private owner. Please
leave detailed msg. $450/mo 352-331-2099
11-21-5-2


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1 BED/1 BATH in a 3/3 at University Glades.
Currently only 1 roommate. Walk-in closet,
ALL utils, cable, internet incl. Furnished -
$480 Erik 954-651-0086 12-2-15-3

1/1 in 2/2 avail. in Oxford Manor
w/i closet, priv bath, w/d, quiet
great gym, close to Shands, shops
$405 month plus half utilities. Female only.
352-328-5880 or kes208@ufl.edu 11-22-
109-3

ROYAL VILLAGE 2BR in 4BR/2BA apt.
Cable, H20, elec, i-net incl. Jan -Apr. $435/
ea/mo. Close to campus! Next door to g-,
pool. Call Summer 813-382,5438 11-16-6-3
3 Block to campus. Available Spring & sum-
mer $315/mo. 1BR in 3BR/2BA Great room-
mates! Call 352-262-1796 11-15-5-3

Piccadilly Apt. 1.BR/1BA. Dec 20th lease
til Aug 2006. Dec paid, $100 off Jan.
Aliemay@aol.com or 252-412-2873 11-
16-5-3

ROYAL VILLAGE-APT Blocks from campus.
1BR/1BA in 4BR/2BA, furn, W/D in unit,
utils, cable internet incl.. Pool, parking decal,
game-room, $440/mo. Avail Dec thru Aug.
2 MO FREE RENT. Kevin 407-619-5734
12-7-17-3

Roommate needed for house 2 blocks N of
campus. $450/month + util. female only. call
8137856641. 12-5-15-3
Apartment available for spring semester
$370/mo. Includes 1BR w/BA attached in
4BR apt at University Club Apts. Would live
w/3 great female roommates. Call Kathleeen
@239-293-1593 11-18-6-3

Available now 1 BR in 4BR/2BA large newly
renovated house w/hottub, hardwood floors.
Close to campus. $490/mo incl util. 3 great
roommmates. Call Tina 772-631-1581 11-
23-9-3

1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt in The Estates.
Available Jan $545/mo OBO. Utils incl.
Close to clubhouse & pool. W/D, DW. Pets
welcome. Call 352-373-4720 11-28-10-3

Estates spring/summer sublease. 1 bedroom
in 3 room apt. Own bath, washer, dryer, all
utilities included. New weight room & pool.
Fully furnished. Internet DSL 305-342-5157
11-17-5-3

**@*WALK TO UF@*@*-
Spacious poolside STUDIO just $489/MO:
Water, -sewer, trash pick-up, pest control
incl. Call 246-8678 for move in specials
11-23-9-3

CAMPUS CLUB 1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA
Utilities included. W/D in unit, fumished, free
cable & ethernet, $390/MO. Avail Jan.-Aug
ng8or@yahoo.com 11-28-10-3

Female @ University Commons 1BR in a
4BR/2BA fumished $340/MO plus util. or
negotiable. Available Jan 1 Call Shari @407-
341-8760 11-17-5-3

Flippin' sweet 2BR/2BTH apt.
Available Jan 1, W/D in unit
Great bus route, 9 and 34
One month free rent!
Call Matt (352) 328-9268 GOSH! 11-28-
10-3

New 2BR/2BA apartment available Dec 15.
Lease ends in July. No deposit and one free
month of rent! Located at Hampton Oaks be-
hind the mall. $865/mo. Contact Anna 228-
547-0872 or 253-988-3584 11-18-5-3

Spacious room in University Commons. Rent
is $385 a month which includes furnishing,
utilities, electricity and cable. Sublease avail-
able 1/06 to 8/06, I will pay for January rent!
11-18-5-3
1BR in 4BR/2BA house 1 block to campus
w/3 females. $400 + utilities available J6n-
June. Spacious w/large front porch. Call
Julie @ 352-262-8601. 1128 SW 1st Ave
11-18-5-3
Downtown 2/1 house, wood floors, walk to
campus, CH/A, pvt parking, high ceilings, no
dogs. lst/last/sec. $670/mo. 226 NW 3rd
Ave. 359-8499 11-21-5-3


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2BR/2BA 1st floor apt in Boardwalk Apts.
Avail now-7/31/06. Split floorplan, sunken
living rm, storage, sliding glass door to
deck $695/mo. 1st mo rent is neg. Call
Jwlie @ 239-839-7404 11-21-5-3


al Roommates

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

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

F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 .mi to UF on bus rte.
W/D. $475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area*
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
apena13@ufl.edu 11-30-77-4

Rooms. $75-$85 P/W utilities color tv max
cab. w/m'on bus r/t. 3 mi from Univ Ave +
Main St. But rent + utility. (negotiable) for one
day work. 376-0384.for all info. 11-16-40-4

Available 1/1/06. Large room w/private bath.
6-12 month lease. Perfect for grad/intl. stu-
dents. Sparkling. Furn/unfurn. Large home in
Kirkwood. $400-$500 +util. 352-375-6996 or
352-284-0979 11-18-41-4

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
11-18-37-4

$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

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

6 CKPOND/Creekview/nice house. Large
BR $400; medium BR $350 + 1/3 utilities.
High ceilings bright space, wood firs, carport.
Perfect for art, gardening, studying, good
housemates, fun. Now or Jan 374-7038
11-18-16-4

Avail Dec 2 rooms in large house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep.
NS, nro pets. Contact gvll32601@gmail.com
or leave message at 352-870-7256 12-7-29-
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


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

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

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.
Irkludes cable+net+utll. Short ride up 13th
St. to UF Call Steve @ 386-299-8366 11-
16-10-4

1 Room Avail. for Female w/shared BA. in
3BR/2BA Apt. $250/mo +1/3 util. DSL, bus
route, and more. Call Mike 352-316-6219 or
ffmike2508@aol.com 11-17-10-4

3BR/2BA Northwood Pines house 1300 sq.
ft. Large fenced yard, $300/mo per room, 2
r4omates needed. Available now. Call 472-
1412 11-17-10-4


M/F NS for own BR/BA in very large, quiet
and CLEAN home. 8 blocks North of cam-
pus. Sorry no pets/partiers. Pref. graduate/
professional student. Cable, wireless, W/D
& all utils. included $525/MO 727-433-0229
11-17-10-4

Looking for a female roommate for Lg. BR in
beautiful new house. Huge pool. Pvt fence,
close to UF & SFCC. Internet, HBO cable, &
util. incl. $500/mo avail. Jan. Call Jacqueline
352-395-7462 or 941-780-3526. 11-23-13-4

1 male roommate needed for 4/4 BRAND
NEW condo by Sorority Row. $475/mo
+1/4 until, furn., W/D W,D pvt bath, DSL. 3
blocks from UF. Call Dave @ 954-821-6229.
11-21-10-4

M/F roommate for unfurnished room in 4BR/
4BA condo. W/D, DW, full kitchen, pool, bus
line, close to UF $325 + shared util. Avaiable
now. John 786-436-1657 11-14-5-4

2 share 2 BR Downtown apt. Newly remod-
eled. Close to Shands, UF & library. $350/
mo. Month-to-month or longer lease okay.
-Pets okay. Call 262-1351 11-30-14-4

ROOM FOR RENT in 2BR/2BA VINTAGE
VIEW condo. Quiet, clean community. Great
location. Patio, fireplace, garage, cable,
phone, wireless internet. Rent $495. Matt
407-702-8019 11-23-10-4

Museum Walk Immediate Avail. 4 F
1/1, kitchen, furn living rm, Ig
closet, dining rm, balcony, sky
light, across from campus. util.
incl. $595 Abigail 941-400-3430. 11-17-5-4

Near Law School. 1 BR/1 BA avail for fe-
male non-smoker in 2BR/2BA condo. 24hr
workout center, pool, tennis, W/D, bus route,
parking, etc. $400/mth + 1/2 utilities OBO. Jill
@ 803.466.8586 or jmdeibert@gmail.com
11-17-5-4

M/F Roomate for Spring Semester
3BR/2BA House $375 +1/3 of utils. Close to
UF near 34th & Univ. Friendly neighborhood
& fun roomates! 904-234-4774 11-17-5-4

Law school 0.5 mi, law/grad student for very
nice 5/4 home with law students. Must be
neat, clean, N/S. Includes cable, W/D, wifi,
all utils $550. Available Jan 1. 202-236-4330
12-7-16-4

STUDIOUS, CLEAN, NICE
Female roommate wanted large BR in
2BR/2BA Heritage of Gainesville Apt. Pets
ok. $445/mo. Util Included! 904-591-4727
11-18-5-4

Extra large room, private entrance in quiet
wooded neighborhood off Archer Rd. W/D,
shared bath/kitchen. NS, Must be great with
cats. $350 + 1/2 electric. 352-335-1212 Iv
msg 11-18-5-4

Female roommate for large 3BR/2BA town-
house w/pool. Only 1 mile to UF. $450/mo all
utils, cable & hi-spd net incl; Call 954-298-
7591 or amyb@ufl.edu. 12-7-16-4

Grad student roommate wanted 2BR/1.5BA
in quiet neighborhood. On bus route 10 min
from campus. $280/mo + 1/2 utils. Between
16th Ave & Main St. Call Ana 352-283-6498
or Shaira 352-283-9827. 11-21-5-4


$250 MO RENT, Male N/S
Quiet private home
Archer Rd. location
Sec deposit + 1/2 electric
Info 375-6393 11-16-2-4


1 M Roommate to share 3BR/3BA
Apt. The Estates (The Exchange)
$504/mo. furnished,pvt. bath,dsl
close to UF, Available 1/1/06
561-706-9809 or nmb2boca@aol.com 11-
30-10-4

Female roommate for quiet 3BR/2BA in Oak
Park Village. Rent $400. Includes utilities
and DSL. Call Kelly @336-0053 11-21-5-4

Room in fully furnished home, near. down-
town. Must be mature, clean and cool. No
pets. $300 +1/2 utilities. W/D Avail. Dec. 1
Contact Kyle 213-3998 11-21-5-4

Male/female for 1BR/1BA in 3BR/BA Oxford
Manor. $350 +1/3 utils. W/D, all kitchen
amenities incl. Free hi-speed internet. Cable
incl. w/free HBO & Showtime. Contact Chris
352-359-2540 or e-mail woods@ufl.edu
11-30-10-4

FEMALE for 1BR in 2BR downtown two-
story house $350/MO. Must love dogs. Call
352-219-8442 11-18-4-4

1/1 AVAILABLE
In NEW 2/2.5 townhouse. Everything new +
W/D. $430 + 1/2 utilities. Call 352-870-2506
or email apt4rent06@yahoo.com 11-21-5-4

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





Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
$38-2181 Iv mssg 12-7-72-5

Existing condos & luxury condos near UF
at affordable prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com. or call
today Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus
Realty Group 11-30-19-5

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

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

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

Newly renovated 2/2 condo in SW student-
friendly pool community. Screened porch,
bonus room, W/D. FSBO $124,900. http:
//members.cox.net/mbmallard/ Call 219-
8306 11-16-5-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Own your own condo for under $100k.
2BR/1.5BA. New Kitchen &appliances, W/D.
Close to UF. Call Scott @ 352-359-1678
11-23-9-5


3BR/1BA/den. 2010 SW 43rd Terr.
Remodeled. Tile floors, new carpet, near
Eastside HS $89,900. Lease option avail.!
For appts, Ms Eddie today at 352-505-4564
office, 407-722-4093 cell. 11-18-5-5

SHELLROCK VILLAS
2BR/1.5BA condo. Completely remodeled.
New appliances. New wood, carpet, tile
floors. $122,500. FSBO. Call Brian @ 352-
334-5045 12-7-16-5


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

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

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490.12-7-72-6

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

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

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


BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ ki(-
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, che.
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can d
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $14!
(352) 372-7490 12-7-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian !eaih-
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Ret
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-98;
12-7-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/tab
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. Ne
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $11C.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 1.
7-72-6

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

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

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

MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedi
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 tA
sets $89 *full sets $129 Oqueen sets $1,
*king sets $189 Student discounts app
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We delivi
12-7-72-6

Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sE
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $1(
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks,
on sale *New. Location* 140 NW 6th
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-34'
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BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
rthopedic pillow-top sets.
Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**
rand name matching sets not used or re-
irbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory!
better product at a better price. Wholesale
furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
rcher Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
rian 12-7-72-6

ed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
inty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
2-7-72-6

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

bedroom Set Brand New! Still in boxes! HB
$125, NS $75, Dresser $135, Mirror $75,
;hest $135. Can Deliver. (352) 264-9799
2-7-72-6

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

;ofa $225 Brand New! Loveseat- $170 Still
i package, never used. Can Del. 376-1600
2-7-72-6

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

lot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Vaterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
rgy efficient With warranty. Free Delivery.
64-9799 12-7-72-6

*BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
*Full $90 Queen $110 King $170" *
)rthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
latching sets not used or refurbished. Still
i plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
2-7-72-6

.ED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
ess and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
ew, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
115 352-377-9846: 12-7-72-6


MOST WANTED


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Monthresso

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Black male, 44 years
old (07127/61),
5'07", 175 lbs.,
black hair, brown eyes

Wanted for:
Perry is currently Wanted for
dealing in stolen property and
theft first degree misdemeanor.


ALACUVA COUNTY

CRIME

STOPPERS

Call (352) 372-STOP


Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
12-7-72-6

Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846.12-7-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queen Pillowtop $275. Sofa/end tables/
coffee table $400 all bought in Sept.
Aliemay@aol.com or 252-412-2873 11-
16-5-6

MOVING SALE. Beds, futon, lamps, dress-
ers, tables, chairs, book shelves, night-
stands, computer desk, irons, electric fan,
TV set, CD player, computer, printer, cable
modem, and many more Call 352-328-1075
11-21-5-6


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12-7-72-7

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

Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES 0 SERVICE S PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 12-7-72-7

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






352.21929. 0 iSO wm.'*m
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

NOTEBOOK Toshiba 15" Satellite. Month
old:. Fast Celeron M 1.6 512mb, 60GB,
P'Shop, Office XP & lots more. Job supplied
new, so will sacrifice $685 359-4796 11-
17-3-7


** 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


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DISCOUNT HI-FI
722 S. Main 0 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


Bicycles .

In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
* Best Prices in Town
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 12-7-72-9

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


* For Sale


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

ANTHOLOGY
by Bob Brackin
containing "Gainesville Stories"
www.bobbrackin.com 3-31-120-10

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

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


1999 YAMAHA R6 rare blue-red-shite
coloring, perfect for campus! Polished
frame/muffler. Email cheilman@ufl.edu for
info/pics. Must pay rental $3700 352-283-
1484 12-6-15-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or notl*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12


CARS -CARS Buy9SellSTrade
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


*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

1998 DODGE NEON
Black, manual, 17" rims, reliable and clean.
Great on gas. 106k miles, new battery,
new motormount.. $1750/OBO. Call 352-
359-5399 or email @ yceevo@hotmail.com
11-16-5-12

99 PONTIAG FIREBIRD
White, T-top, loaded, excellent condition,
ground effects package, sound system w/2
12" subwoofers, 92k $7500/OBO, 352-359-
1522 11-16-5-12


1999 NISSAN SENTRA SE
PW/PL, sunroof, CD player, spoiler, ABS
brakes, automatic. New starter, J.belt, spark-
plugs, rear brakes & battery. Fairly new AC.
83k miles. $6000 OBO 384-3811 11-29-
10-12


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


Wanted


VERUCCI SCOOTERS for sale 49cc 4
stroke electric start. Remote alarm & ignition.
Reaches 45-50 mph. Makes 80-100mpg. 1
new blue $1150, 1 used yellow $1000, Call
352-219-3950 11-22-15-11

SCOOTER 2004 with less than 1000 miles.
Runs great. Perfect for around campus.
$650 OBO. Call for details 352-246-5656
11-14-5-11

93 Honda CBR 600
yellow/black, 37k, runs great, F3 body, ex-
haust, needs minor bodywork. $2100obo
352 428-8938. 11-15-3-11

2004 Trimumph Daytona 600cc 3,000miles.
Still under factory warranty $5,200 OBO Call
352-256-2558 11-28-10-11


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 jneetings.


Sthe independent florida

alligator

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER

The Independent Florida Alligator is seek-
ing an individual whom will have the sole
responsibility for operations of our computer
systems. This individual will be involved
in the planning and implementation of our
technology, and must be able to communi-
cate and work with students and staff. Must
have experience with Linux (Fedora Core3),
Samba3, Apache, Sendmail, Squirrelmail,
Mailscanner Spamm and virus), Http and
IP table updates. Familiar with Dell Power
Edge Servers Raidi, a plus. Good network-
ing skills to support up to 100 machines.
Must be able to troubleshoot and repair
PC hardware and software. This is a full
time position with the largest student-run
newspaper in the country. Please send your
resume and salary requirements to Campus
Communications, Inc. P 0 Box 14257,
Gainesville, FL 32604-2257 attention Vern
Bean or email to vbean@alligator.org. We
are an equal opportunity employer.

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

Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ .reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F.'1 2-7-72-14

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 -todayl No sales, opinion research
-only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
7-72-14


Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay,_oin
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.c6m/
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.L2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
7-72-14


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$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Motorcycles, Mopeds HONDAS, CHES, TOYOTAS, ETC.
72-12For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
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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.
11-30-93-13

Blind lady needs health majors interested in
walking at least three times a week. Call 352-
219-6948. Thanks. 11-30-93-13

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


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] Help Wanted


BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
N.tpxperience 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

Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
F, $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

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 o'r 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 Carl
Now paying drivers $800-$3200 a month.
Pick up your free car key today.
www.freecark'ey.com 12-7-49-14


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. FTIPT. 1-800-806-0082 ext
1516 12-7-41-14


) Help Wanted


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

New Scooters 4 Less is looking for a part
time mechanic. Must have knowledge of 2 &
4 stroke engines. Training provided. Relaxed
and fun environment. Call 336-1271 to set up
an interview. 11-18-24-14

SALES ASSOCIATE FOR GROUPS
Previous hotel sales experience preferred.
Hourly & bonus. Apply in person: 4021 SW
40th Blvd. 11-17-10-14

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


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

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-
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 11z14-10-14

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

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


SHelp Wanted
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O .al H-ammo k

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

Waitstaff (Full-time & Part-time)

Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement
community. No experience necessary
willing to train; flexible schedules offered
and guaranteed hourly rate of pay.

Apply in person:
5100 SW 25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Careers@oakhammock.org
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Fax: 352-548-1049
11-17-10-14

Computer person for front page web site and
other computer and web related work. Work
from your location. 1-800-707-8899 $10/hour
to start 11-17-10-14

Document Production Coordinator for en-
gineering firm. MS office PC proficiency
a must. Experience with deadlines, multi-
tasking a must. EOE. Send inquires to
taust@golder.com. 11-14-5-14


mil Help Wanted


STORE MANAGER
Join BEALLS OUTLET and discover a great
fit for your career in our GAINESVILLE
LOCATION. We offer excellent benefits.-
Call our Jobline at 1-800-250-9206 ext. 6020
EOE www.beallsoutlet.com 11-14-5-14


BABYSITTER
Responsible, reliable adult to babysit infant
in our home M, W, F 9-4:30 spring semester.
Call Brandi 375-2064 11-15-5-14

YOU NEED EXTRA CASH,
WE NEED YOUR HELP!







The Well-Oiled Machine

FLEXIBLE DAYTIME HOURS
4 to 5 hours, 2-5 days a week
Available Immediately
No experience necessary.
Earn $6.50-$9.00 with BONUS potential.
MANY CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
IN GAINESVILLE
Call 800-598-9850 x 783
www.jiffylubesoutheast.com
FT and Mgmt positions also available.
11-22-10-14


) a Help Wanted


Health Educator- PT with benefits Healtl
Educator for prevention program. Must b(
committed to sex ed & working with at-ris
populations. Position open until filled. 'E1E
Send Resumes: Planned Parenthood 91,
NW 13 St. Gainesville, FL 32601 11-16
5-14

Personal care attendant needed. No experi-
ence necessary. Live in, or PT. A weekend
night, sleepover, morning routine: Will nc
interfere with school. Good exp. for Tre.a
cal field. Call 332-5810 or 376-1611 x. 497.
11-17-7-14

BEEF O'BRADY'S now hiring Fi
EXPERIENCED MANAGERS. Mail resum;
to 4810 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 3381:
or call Don @ 863-581-7979 11-16-5-14

Morning shift at driving range 4 days/wk 8ar
to noon. Must be able to work through holi
days. Hit all the balls you want. Apply at 600
SW Archer Rd. 11-16-5-14

FT CLINICAL COORDINATOR to. manag,.
practioner's schedule, increase efficiency l
assist w/insurance. Strong customer svc
computer skills necessary. Ability to multi
task req. Exp pref or will train right candidate
Please email resumes to medicalresumel(0
yahoo.com, fax 352-332-0161 11-16-5-14

Wanted: Experienced hostess for fine dinini
Asian restaurant, looking for lunch availabii
ity, friendly, reliable, hardworking and dinne
shfts also. Call 222-8293 11-16-5-14


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

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

DELIVERY PERSONS W/VEHICLE
WANTED to distribute telephone directories
throughout. G-ville area. For more info Call
1-800-388-8255 x. 80542 11-14-7-14


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I Help Wanted


Joking for self-motivated sales people. Make
p to $3000/mo working part time. Call
:.- @ 352-494-2519 or email resume to
isenberg@aoimedia.com 11-14-3-14

Ar*Education Retail Store**
seeking PT help. Please bring in a resume
2020 NW 6th St. Flexible weekday hours.
2-7-18-14

VEB PROGRAMMER
sp, asp.net, vb script, c#, SQL knowledge.
mail resume to:hr@352media.com 11-
*4-3-14

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Sr Web development company. Email re-
imeto: hr@352media.com 11-14-3-14

ADVANCEDD FLASH DEVELOPER
,.ith strong graphic design, animation
id ActionScript skills. Email resume to:
@352media.corm 11-14-3-14

:ww.easy5minutebiz:com. Do you have
'minutes a day? Earn $1000s from any
cai.:.r.I No selling! Join FREE and give
a try! apply at: www.easy5minutebiz.com
1-17-5-14

art-time flexible hours. Must be versatile
om mowing to cleaning to fixing. Starting
'ay $6-8/hr. Leave clear telephone number
brief message 373-1690 11-16-4-14

VEB DESIGNER WANTED
xperiance in HTML, PHP, SQL & Graphic
esign a must. Call Dave 352-870-7467.
1-28-10-14

utoCAD PT person M-F daily. 30-50 hrs/
,eekly. $10.50/hr. Must be dependable &
: ve good knowledge of baric' i toC" D 1 mi
':3fiTLpu' : Er-, ll w:oll', i. gW.t I,| ..'.:,:.m
r call Wells @ 219-1183 11-23-9-14

EWELLS NOW HIRING
security, Bartenders, Promotional help.
pply in person, Mon. thru Fri. 108 S. Main
t. 3-5pm 11-17-5-14

Jork your own hours.
greatt opportunity for anyone. -
lake monthly residual income w/ 20 yr. old
company PT/FT hours. Call 352-258 -2111
1-17-5-14

iegis Salon NOW HIRING in Oaks Mall.

HAIRSTYLIST
lease call 331-1114 11-15-3-14


[l Help Wanted


NOW HIRING
Concerts*Banquets*Sports Events

Need extra money? Want to work sporting
events, concerts, and other fun events?
Learn while you work! We have flexible
schedules. Great references. Great experi-
ence. Make life. long friends. Apply.@ Rm
1302 at the O'Connell Center. Applications
due by Nov 15th. 11-15-2-14

SALES ASSOCIATE
JW Furniture seeks M/F energetic, motivated
employees that are commission driven.
Contact Alex Cutler 305-766-6339 11-17-
5-14

CHILDRENS/MATERNITY STORE
Part time customer svc. help needed. Must
have retail exp. Must work well w/children.
Weecycle 5240 NW 34th St. 352-376-2212
11-16-4-14

EXP. PHP DEVELOPER
Comfortable in SQL, Linux, Macs & Open-
Source, 20 hrs/wk $10/hr. Apply Andrew
Schmadeke 217-502-4694, schmad@glenn-
abbey.com 11-18-6-14

LEASING AGENTS FT/PT
Experience a must. Royal Village Apts. 352-
338-0202 e-mail resume: weloveUFstudents
@yahoo.com 11-28-10-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Earn between $10-$20/hr!
Gatorfood.com
Flexible schedule. Great Opportunity
For info contact Meghan 379-3663
11-28-10-14

PT COMPUTER SUPPORT POSITION
Business office looking for an end user
computer support person to assist w/office
software & work station issues. Position will
serve as internal help desk. Position requires
strong computer & people skills. Flexible
schedule to fulfill 20-25 hrs/wk during office-
hours of 8AM to 6PM. Please fax resume to
352-371-3710 11-17-5-14

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.myf
lorida.com; Lori Ross at 264-8250. EEO/AA.
11-18-5-14

MEDICAL OFFICE PT Daily, afternoons &
early evenings. Computer skills req. Send
resume to 6400 W. Newberry Rd, Suite 301,
Gainesville, 32605 11-29-10-14


I il Help Wanted M Help Wanted


Apartment Hunters now accepting applica-
tions. Looking for energetic, outgoing people
who like to have fun at their job. Customer
service exp a plus. Eve & wkends req Flex
scheduling. Apply at 1310 W University Ave.
11-18-5-14

The Florida Book Store is hiring for tempo-
rary cashiers for Spring Semester Back to
School. Applicants, with previous cashier-
ing and customer service experience are
preferred. Applicants must be available and
in town during the following times: Friday,
December 2nd thru Sunday, December 18th
for training and the first two weeks of Spring
Classes (Monday, January 9th- to Friday,
January 20th) to work. There is no working
required during the holiday break. Apply
in person at 1614 W. University Avenue
and complete an application. interviews
will be given on Monday November 28th
and Wednesday November 30th. Equal
Opportunity Employer. 11-14-11-14

WANTED
GOOD EARS FOR A HEARING STUDY
Please contact Kim @ 392-0601 ext 380 or
kdf1108@ufl.edu. Payment is $10/hr. 12-
7-15-14

COOKS NEEDED
Fill out application online at
www.gatorhospitalityjobs.com.
Apply for any position today. 12-7-15-14

MAJOR INTERNET RETAILER
Various positions in IT, Business Dev.
and Customer Service. Flexible sched-
ules. Competitive pay. Learn more at:
www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm or call
352-367-8600 9am-6pm EST. 11-21-5-14

WAREHOUSE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
P/T or F/T flexible schedules, competitive
pay. Fax 815-301-8667 or call 352-367-
8600 11-21-5-14

MEMORABILIA COMPANY in Alachua is
looking for reliable flexible person to help
in our shipping, & photography depts. 15-40
hrs/wk., $7.50/hr. Telephone: Rick 800-344-
9103 11-21-5-14

NEED TUTORS
for business &/or technical classes @ UF. No
-exp req'd. Will pay good $$$ for good candi-
dates. Call 352-359-1602 11-30-10-14

Research Positions Open
Gainesville office expanding
Internet Researchers needed
FT 9am-6pm (M-F) PT Negotiable
Resumes@NetEnforcers.com 12-7-15-14


FULL TIME and PART TIME POSITIONS
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES


INFINITE ENERGY, A NATURAL GAS MARKETING COMPANY
LOCATED IN GAINESVILLE, AND FLORIDA'S 34 T LARGEST
PRIVATELY HELD COMPANY WITH' $470,000,000 IN ANNUAL
SALES HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR

OUTBOUND AND INBOUND TELEPHONE SALES
REPRESENTATIVES

THAT CAN WORK FROM 20.TO 40 HOURS PER WEEK
EXPECTED STARTING RANGE: $7.00 TO $7.70 (TOP
OF RANGE MAX OF $11.00) PLUS COMMISSION.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION WITH INFINITE
ENERGY, PLEASE FAX YOUR RESUME TO HUMAN
RESOURCES AT 352-240-4146 OR EMAIL TO
wehavejobs@infiniteenergy.comn

WE ARE LOCATED RIGHT OFF OF TOWER ROAD7001 SW 24Tm AVE,
GAINESVILLE, FL 32607 EOE/AA/MFDV


Part-time help

Banyan Biomarkers Inc.
(www.banyanbio.com) is looking for part
time help (10-20 h/wk) flexible hours; for
scientific database entry, reference database
management and other admin. functions.
Science and computer skills required. The
successful candidate will gain invaluable
experience working in a dynamic biotech
company environment. We are located at the
BDI in Alachua (http://www.biotech.ufl.org/).
We are looking for a highly motivated and
mentally mature individual.

For inquiries contact Barbara Fellows at
386-462-6699 or bfellows@banyanbio.com
12-1-10-14

GREAT PAY TO PLAY..
seeking native French speaker
to play with our two girls
who miss Switzerland.
Flexible Hours. Call 371 7559 11-21-5-14


*^ Services

AAASTORAGE
Close To UF, Convenient
4x4x4 $20/mo
4x8x8 $35/mo
533 SW2nd Ave. 377-1771
12-7-72-15

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-7-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-7-72-15

** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com
12-7-72-15

HORSE BOARDING peaceful spacious
30 acres lighted arena round pens -stan-
dard & oversized- exp help 12x12 stalls 1-
352-472-2627 or Iv msg @ 339-2193 Owner
on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons avail.
.12-7-72-15

SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM
Quality Boarding 0 Lessons/English 0
Parties Alachua County's oldest & finest
horse farm 0 466-4060 12-7-72-15

**AUTO MALL SERVICE DEPT**
Complete Auto Service
Imports & Domestics Cars & Trucks
Discount for students. Call 352-380-0033
www.automallgainesville.com
12-7-74-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-7-72-15

*** GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters 0 Exhibits Awards
Top Quality Fast Service s Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-2-61-15

Jump start your job search at
www.college-resumes.com
12-7-72-15

AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques 0 Name'Badges o Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-2-61-15

FINANCE TUTOR
Individuals or small groups.
Experienced, excellent.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
12-7-72-15


0MU Services

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-7-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve, classes avail. Next class 11/28/05.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
12-7-71-15

NEED GAS?
Car hot? Lose your cool! -.
Call Rick-I'm quick! RICK'S MOBILE AUTO
A/C, All Freons-oils, computer.diagnosis
40 years experience 213-2665
12-7-71-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion, 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center 12-7-43-15

MATH TUTOR
7 Years of experience. B.S. in Engineering,
UF. English/Spanish. Call Francisco @352-
494-8582 OR 377-2526 Sliding Scale Rates
11-15-25-15

*VIDEO REVIEWS for YOUR CLASSES*
24-hr access. Study at your own pace
Our professors rated highly by their students
00** Packages starting at just $10 **
www.streamingtutor.com
11-22-15-15-

French married'woman, 23 yrs propose to
take care of your kids. Exp (France) volun-
teer at Shands (pediatrics). No driver license.
Call 352-328-9908 11-16-5-15


*^| Health Services D

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

URGENT CARE/WALK-IN MEDICAL
New Location Students No Appt Needed!
FIRST CARE OF GAINESVILLE
4343 Newberry Rd. #10, 373-2340
Most Ins Accepted, Hours M-F 8am-6pm
12-7-72-16

ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com
1-9-72-16

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
12-7-72-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8.- 15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $991
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199.
12-7-72-16

"SEVERE DRY EYE?"
New therapy being studied! If you qualify to
participate in this research you will get free
evaluation, medication, and be reimbursed
for your rime. Call Dr. Levy @ 331-2020 for
evaluation. 12-7-71-16
FEELING STRESSED?
OVERWHELMED? UNHAPPY?
** I CAN HELP YOU 00**
Call today for your free initial consultation.
David Cox, PhD, LMHC, 352-378-3000
12-7-40-16

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption. advice. expenses
paid if needed. choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866). 303-1573
12-7-25-16


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*21 Health Services 3

Want to lose weight?
Stop smoking? Gain confidence for what
YOU want to do and improve your lifestyle
today @ purelymotivation.com 11-16-7-16
Liida's On-Line Therapy: Affordable &
Confindential. If you're ready to talk-then visit
NOW. lindasonlinetherapy.com 11-16-5-16
FREE NUTRI-PHYSCIAL, Know Your
Supplement Need. Liquid vitamin supple-
ments that work, fast delivery, high concen-,
tration. www. validproducts.unfranchise.com
11-17-5-16
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*21 Typing Services 3

SAME DAY SERVICE: Transcription, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service. 18 yrs
exp. 24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
11-21-5-17

*| Personals

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
University Opticians
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
12-7-72-18
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair. -
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
12-7-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. -
1107 SW 2nd Ave 373-7070
12-7-72-18
Fj SHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 12-7-72-18

VEGETARIAN?
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
10-9 384-0090
12-7-72-18
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
INVENTORY. Cash paid for DVDs. Hear
Again 818 W. University Ave. 373-1800
12-7-72-18
Need a card or letter? Sharing a burden
gets you through it; or perhaps you know
a deserving child who would like a birthday
card. Campbell Box 13101 Jax. 32206-detail
12-5-35-18


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Connections


Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love

Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 12-7-52-19


W I Event Notices


IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!.

There will be a meeting for
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
Those who have lost a loved one to suicide
Wed, Nov 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm at
The Alachua County Crisis Center at
218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, Florida.
Call 264-6789 if you have any questions
11-16-3-20


Entertainment



SPRING BREAK
SPRING BREAK ADS
WILL APPEAR
IN THIS SECTION
3-10-50r21

FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
352-338-8408
12-7-72-21


BAHAMAS SPRING BREAK
CELEBRITY CRUISE!
5 Days From$299! Includes Meals, Taxes,
Entry To Exclusive MTVu Events,
Beach Parties With Celebrities
As Seen on Real World, Road Rules!
On Campus Reps Needed!
www.SpringBreakTravel.com
Promo Code 32. 1-800-678-6386
FL Seller of Travel Reg. #ST34486
2-15-81-21

CANCUN,ACAPULCO, JAMAICA
From $499
Travel With America's Largest & Ethics
Award Winning Spring Break Company!
Fly Scheduled Airlines,
Free Meals, Drinks, Biggest Celebrity
Parties!
On-Campus Marketing Reps Needed!
www.SpringBreakTravel.com
Promo Code 32. 1-800-678-6386
FL Seller of Travel Reg #34486
2-15-81-21


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BAHAMAS
PLATINUM PACKAGE
Spring Break Exclusive
$189 5-Days/4-Nights
$239 7-Days/6-Nights


Prices include:
Round-trip luxury cruise with food.
Accommodations on the island at
your choice often resorts.
Free V.I.P. party package upgrade!
Appalachia Travel
1-800-867-5018
www.BahamaSun.com
WE WILL BEAT ANY PACKAGE PRICE!
Cancun from $499
FL Seller of Travel Reg #ST85585
3-3-89-21

VIRTUALPURSUIT.COM
Have our members compete to date you!
Decide who your friends date!
.11-23-40-21

ROCKYCREEK PAINTBALL
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better Call 371-2092
12-7-45-21
Shotgun Sports Skeet Trap Bunker-
Open To Public Wed Sat Sun 1-6PM
Guys-Gals-Families-UF Students-Special
Discounts Memberships Safety Training.
Pro-Shop Rentals Reloading Available
Gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
11-16-20-21

BEST UFO DOCUMENTARY
Award Winner. www.spacioussky.com
11-18-10-21

Tickets


***EUROPE from $377 RT***
Travel planning for everyone. Train, cruises,
hotels, tours. Gator Country Travel (just off
campus) 373-1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg.
No. ST-36232 12-7-72-22


*** WEST COAST from $1'97 RT**
Tours, packages & more. Los Angeles,
Seattle, S.F., S.D. & more! Gator Country
Travel (just off campus) 373-1992 FL Seller
of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232 12-7-72-22
***EAST COAST $137 RT***
Fall & holiday specials. NYC, DC, Philly, New
Eng & more! Gator Country Travel (just off
campus) 373-1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg.
No. ST 36232 12-7-72-22
Loyal Gator Fan NEEDS FOOTBALL TIX
$$$ FSU $$$
Call 352-871-0146 11-23-62-22


Information Systems
Manager
The Independent Florida Alligator is
seeking an individual whom will have
the sole responsibility for operations of
our computer systems. This individual
will be involved in the planning and
implementation of our technology,
and must be able to communicate and
work with students and staff. Must .
have experience with Linux (Fedora
Core3), Samba3, Apache, Sendmail,
Squirrelmail, Mailscanner Spamm
and virus) Http and IP table updates.
Familiar with Dell Power Edge Servers
Raid 1, a plus. Good networking skills
to support up to 100 machines. Must
be able to troubleshoot and repair PC.
hardware and software. This is a full
time position-with the largest student
run newspaper in the country. Please
send your resume and salary require-
ments to Campus Communication Inc.
PO Box 14257 Gainesville, Fl 32604-
2257 attention Vern Bean or email to
vbean@alligator.org. We are an equal
opportunity employer.
the indpnd florida .
alligator


ALL GATOR TICKETS
WANTED
Paying Top $$$
Local and Confidential
1-800-611-7053
11-23-52-22

GATORLINE.com
need extra football tickets?
want to sell your extras? 11-23-35-22

GATOR TIX WANTED
TOP $$ PAID. Local 1-877-596-1234 11-
30-13-22


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GMG TRANSPORT 14-5-24
20 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
12-7-72-23 POUNDI


Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.


Rides


Miami Bus Service
$40 R/T W.P Bch, Pomp, FT. L, Mian
Departures: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30 pm
335-8116 www.miamibusservice.com
12-7-72-23

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Furry, fi
roommate
or pet pro


feathery, scaly...no, not yo
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ducts here in the Pets section
or.

AP BLUE PITS
DBA papers. 2 females, 1 ma
Must sell. Call 352-870-7775 1


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:WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

iantos shows scoring ability in exhibition victory


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Writer

-arolyn Peck wants Danielle Santos to
,elfish.
'I told her at the beginning of the year,
we're losing Tamia and Tashia from the
[meter, where am I looking for the scor-
from?'" said the UF women's basketball
2. "She said, 'Me?' I said, 'You're exactly
it.' That is the mentality that I expect
n her for every game."
[he senior guard lived up to Peck's
ectations on Monday in the Gators' 96-
/vin against the Miami Sunis, scoring 12
its in just 25 minutes..
3antos added a team-leading six assists
ai regular starting point guard Sarah


Lowe coming off the bench, but she is not
looking to pass.
"I think that I do play better when I'm a
scoring threat, even if I'm not shooting the
ball," Santos said. "If I'm looking to score
and not just thinking pass, pass,.pass, I think
that decreases a lot of my turnovers that I
have because I'm looking at other things and
not just one thing."
Her scoring presence became apparent
in 2003-04, when she averaged 9.1 points
per game, starting every contest as a sopho-
more.
Her numbers took a tumble last season as
she battled a stress fracture in her right foot
that caused her to miss 10 games.
Santos started the first nine games then
came off the bench after recovering from


the injury. She averaged 10 minutes less a
game and saw her scoring drop to less than
7 points per contest.
.,.. "Last year was kind
of tough for me," Santos
said. "Coming off an in-
jury, it's hard getting back
in the flow of things, but I
feel like I worked hard and
got better. This year I don't
even worry about that."
Santos Heading into her final
season at UF, Santos has
been overshadowed so far by Brittany Davis
and Dalila Eshe, who have teamed to form a
potent inside scoring option.
Davis and Eshe have combined for 92
points in two exhibition games.


The play of the two forwards has shifted
the offense away from Santos, but she isn't-
worried.
"I don't think there's any pressure on
anybody," Santos said. "As long as they're
hitting them, I'm going to keep getting it to
them."

DYE HURT AGAIN: Guard Kim Dye fell to
the floor and was carried off the court i4
the second half of Monday's game with
an injury to her left leg, which she injured
last season.
Peck said the injury status of Dye, who
tore her left ACL in January, was unknown.
"Paul Kinney, our trainer, is taking a look
at her," Peck said. "They're going to take her
[Tuesday] and have some tests done to see."


lilliams broke records, rules in Gainesville


WILL, from page 23


ifornia forest fire.
'Have you heard about this white
from Marshall? I heard he is the
:passer in college basketball."
'Who's this Jason Williams kid?
ar he's good but that he carries
ie heavy baggage-"- .. .
before Williams played one game
UF, he had already left campus
cause of his class workload.
'The problem with Jason is that
Doesn't want to go to school any-
re," said Donovan in February
7.
Ihen, once he returned, he was
pended for missing too many of
spring classes.
After sitting out two exhibi-
L games and the season opener,
liams cracked the lineup against
istal Carolina. Anot-so-impressive
formance prompted the following
uments from Donovan:
'He ran our team at Marshall
ch, much better than he's doing
it now. It's not the Southwest Rec
iter anymore. We're playing for
I right now."
After a 75-72 Georgia loss,
liams refused to shake hands with


"There's things that he has
brought upon himself that
caused people to write or
say things or create an im-
age [of him]."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

the Bulldogs.
During the next game, against
Arkansas, he refused to participate in
a team huddle.
Donovan suspended him for one
game.
Record setter
Yet the entire time, everyone
.knew Williams' game was so re-
fined it was ludicrous. Eventually,
Williams rebounded and emerged
as the starting point guard.
On Dec. 3, 1997, he dished 17 as-
sists against Duquesne, still a school
record.
Then, Williams had arguably the
best 11 days of any Gator in school
history.
On Feb. 1, 1998, Williams helped
the Gators stun No. 7 Kentucky in
Lexington, scoring 24 points on 8-
of-10 shooting.


On Feb. 4, he recorded seven
steals against Mississippi State, still
a record at the O'Connell Center.
On Feb. 11, he drained eight
3-pointers against Auburn, also a
standing O-Dome record.
Yet every other game was seem-
ingly intertwined with pouting.
Every day, Williams served mind-
boggling ball handler as the appetiz-
er and head case as the main course.
Little did people know about
Williams' real wild streak.
On Feb. 17, UF booted Williams
* out for good, citing the violation of
an unspecified team rule. Reports
suggested he couldn't kick a mari-
juana habit.
And so the legend or infamy
depending on who you were -
of Williams escalated. Some loved
him. Others hated him.
"There's things that he has
brought upon himself that caused
people to write or say things or
create an image, or put him in a
box that labels him," Donovan said
recently. "All that does is push him
farther away from those kind of
people."
The Williams' roller-coaster ride
had barely begun its initial ascent.
The saga continues on Wednesday.


Guard already starring

RANKINS, from page 22

saw, he wasn't sold on Rankins until he met him after
the Georgia North-South All Star game.
"As much talent as he has, what really sold me on
him was his great personality and minanners," Mowry
said. "He is the kind of kid who looks you straight in
the eyes when you talk to him and has a firm hand-
shake." -
.While Rankins could have attended four-year
schools such as Jacksonville State or Hawaii, as well
as junior college basketball powerhouse Redlands
Community College in Oklahoma, he decided on
Santa Fe because of its proximity to his home in sub-
urban Atlanta and his relationship with Mowry and
his staff.
On a team that lost seven of its top 10 players, it
didn't take Rankins long to make an impact. In his a
second collegiate game, he helped the Saints improve
to 2-0 by scoring a team-high 21 points.
But don't think Rankins is content with his situa-
tion.
While he's overcome tremendous obstacles, he be-
lieves his basketball career is just getting started.
"I want to transfer to a four-year school," he said.
"I am not satisfied with where I am right hiow and I
will do whatever I have to do to succeed."


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RaSFCC MEN'S BASKETBALL

Rankins overcomes rough past


By RYAN MOSS
Alligator Writer

Stories of children growing up
in the streets and being exposed
to drugs, violence and gangs aren't
uncommon. Unfortunately, many
of these kids are swallowed up by
the deadly lifestyle.
' But a few of the lucky ones make
it out. They are the ones who refuse
to be held down while doing any-
thing and everything possible to
succeed.
That list includes NBA stars
Allen Iverson, Amare Stoudemire
and Stephon Marbury.
Add Tracy Rankins to that list.
Rankins, a freshman guard for
the Santa Fe Community College
men's basketball team, grew up in
a rough neighborhood in Queens,
N.Y., without the guidance of ei-
ther of his parents.
"At a young age I was exposed
to drugs," he said. "When I was
12, I was around the streets doing
whatever I wanted. I had no one to
tell me what to do."
Rankins' mother was not a part
of his life and his father had passed
away, leaving young Rankins a
virtual orphan. He bounced in and
out of foster homes and, at times,
was raised by relatives. He was
separated from his brother and two
sisters.
"My life was rough," he said. "I
was running nowhere fast."


HOOP DREAMS
Rankins found refuge from the
streets on the basketball court. He
watched as his older brother domi-
nated the courts at Royal Wilkins
Park in New York City.
Rankins, just 9 years old at the
time, began his basketball career.
"My life was rough. I was run-
ning nowhere fast."
Tracy Rankins
SFCC freshman

While his brother ended up
"getting caught up in the streets,"
Rankins had his own motivation in
the form of his older sister.
He realized that you could come
from the streets and still make it.
"She was in the same situation
as me and she ended up going to
college at St. John's University. So I
said if she can do it, so can I."
At 15, Rankins received a
blessing in disguise. One of his
mother's sisters, Linda Hicks, saw
hi- -trugile- irn Net. ': Yrk City and
intervened. She became his legal
guardian and moved him away
from thedangers of a big city down
to the country in Douglasville, Ga.,
a suburb of Atlanta.
"I was looking forward to get-
ting away," he said. "I thought
there was no way [Georgia] could
be as bad as [New York]."
SOUTHERN PRIDE
For the first time in his life,


Rankins had a stable home envi-
ronment, and he was raised with
tough love. At first, Rankins was
homesick, but once he started play-
ing basketball, everything began to
fall in place.
"When I first met him he was a
freshman with a funny accent from
New York," said Joby Boydstone,
Rankins' high school coach. "But I
knew he was a good player."
Rankins thrived under
Boydstone at Douglas County
High. He helped lead the school
to back-to-back Region 4 Quad A
titles during his junior and senior
years.
"He played a key role in our
success," Boydstone said. "He had
energy which fit in our fast-break
style offense. He brought his New
York style game."
By his senior year Rankins was a
star, named to the Class AAAA All-
State first team and ranked as the
fifth-best point guard in Georgia by L
www.scout.com.
Boydstone believes Rankins
rough upbringing kept hinm moti-
vated throughout high school. L
"It gave him the drive and desire
to accomplish his goals," he said.
IMMEDIATE IMPACT
Santa Fe entered the picture after
an assistant coach who saw Rankins
play passed along video footage to
head coach Chris Mowry. Tim casey/ Alligator St
Although Mowry liked what he SFCC freshman guard Tracy Rankins shows off his ball-ha
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Editor's Note: This is the first of
a two-part feature on the tur-
bulent ride of former UF guard
Jason Williams.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
:1 Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

ORLANDO Jason Williams
nearly sneaks out of the locker
room
\ i th a quick shower in the books
after Miami's final preseason game,
he scurries to the trainer's room
where, in his mind, he will not be
-een Where he can be approached
only by teammates.
He slips on a grey button-down
hirt, well-creased beige pants and
Shiny, black Oxford shoes.
He thinks he is alone. Alone until
:a reporter catches a glimpse of him.
-The media dash ensues. They want
to ask him about his, be-.t game yet
in a Heat uniform Ei ,ht assisL-s tour
*steals, seven rebounds -- enough
statistical fodder to spawn a cheery
inter. -e. out of most players. And
X hLami even won.
\ l dliams, his panther and dragon
tattoos concealed by his shirt, hur-
nes to his locker, his back turned to a
pack of trailing reporters.
; I don't have any individual ex-
'pectati .:.r." Williams says.
We .:an be as good as we want
to be."
"M'v job's real easy. Those guys
rebound and give me the ball and
then I just have to pick and choose
hi he to go to."
After four questions, the entou-
rage has run out of ammunition. Or
are the', i:ebtr-akerc.'
One reporter ;swtches gears.
las:'n wr-hat do you cher-
bLh about ,,our days at Florida?
SObviou:t-ly it didn't go quite as you
planned but what did you enjoy
about going to college there?"
"I cherished getting kicked out of
school Williams snaps after several
-se.crnds. of silence. "It was a great
thing I became a millionaire."
Rebel with a cause
lason Chandler Williams, or
i-Dub on the court, has dazzled or
hrazzled NBA players and fans for
e ght ,ears now. You've seen his
%wav', dirty blond hair zoom up and
dow\Ti our TV screen. You've seen
hi la .-dropping behind-the-back


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passes and his "Whoa where
did the ball go?" fake wraparounds.
You've also seen hordes of turnovers
and the fallout from his drug habits.
In seven games with Miami,
the latest team to gamble on him,
Williams is averaging 12.3 points
and 4.4 assists.
But before the point guard ever
splashed, onto the professional cir-
cuit, Williams was just one of 40,000+
UF students. Or so he hoped.
UF coach Billy Donovan discov-
ered the West Virginia country boy,
while at Marshall's helm: Donovan
heard about Williams' ridiculous
handles and his high school al-
ley-oops to Randy Moss. He heard


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about how Williams painted a
square target on an outdoor wall as
a youngster to endlessly practice be-
hind-the-back passes. And Donovan
was willing to take a chance.
But after averaging 13.4 points
for Marshall during the 1995-96
season, Williams watched as UF
hired Donovan. By that time, the
two had built such a strong bond
that the point guard was not about
to let the coaching change separate
a friendship.
So Williams sat out.a year before
receiving his opportunity to play for
UF in the 1997-98 season.
Gossip flared faster than a
SEE J-WILL, PAGE 21


Brown injury takes


heart out of defense-
fter, the Gators defeated Vanderbilt two weeks ago,
Vemell Brown mustered a big smile. It's not often that
he's not smiling.
Even after breaking his leg in the first half of that game, he
was still happy; the Gators won.
But they also gave up 42 points. Then they gave up 30 to
South Carolina.
The Gators looked as if they had solidified their defensive
identity after defeating Georgia 14-10.
They gave up an average of only 14 points per game in their
first eight games.
Then, against Vandy, the unthinkable happened. Brown
went down.
Since then they've given up 72 points.
It's no coincidence that the Gators'
defense has fallen apart.
Vernell Brown was not only the best
cover comer in a man-to-man defense,
.but also he was also the heart of the
| stout UF defense.
He was titled the "Face of Florida
lan Fisher Football" by Urban Meyer before the
Extra lannings season started.
ifisher@alligator.org It was a constantly smiling face.-
Now the defense is faceless and
heartless.
All that is left is a big hole where Brown was.
Dee Webb? Please.
I'm not blaming Webb for the loss, but if Brown were
healthy, the Gators would not have lost. It's that simple.
Need proof?
Take South Carolina's second touchdown drive.
Webb commits a 15-yard penalty on Sidney Rice, giving the
Gamecocks first down at the UF 27-yard line. Rice also has 36
yards against Webb on this drive.
On second-and-goal at the 2-yard line on the same drive,
Webb commits a pass interference penalty on Rice in th& end
zone. Had he not, it would have been third-and-goal from the 2
instead of first-and-goal from the 1..
Maybe the Gamecocks would have scored, or maybe UF
would've held them to a field goal; It's impossible to say.
The biggest play Webb goofed on became another big play
for Rice. Blake Mitchell hit him short, and Webb missed a tackle
on him, as did Kyle Jackson. He goes for 64 yards, and then the
Gamecocks score another touchdown on the ensuing play.
Had Brown been healthy, it would've been Brown and
Reggie Nelson right there instead of Webb and Jackson.
Another Webb pass interference went for 15 yards on a
South Carolina field goal drive, setting them up for its last 3
points.
That is 17 total-points that could've been as little as three
realistically. Once again, the loss is not Webb's fault by any
means.
But if the heart and face-of the team could've played, the
Gators would've won.
And on that face. would've been one of the biggest smiles
ever.

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S1997: Steve Spurrier and the No. 12
Gators defeat South Carolina 48-21 in
Columbia. A year after winning the national
title, the Gators finished just 10-2 and de-
feated Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.


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ESPN2, 7 p.m.

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