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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005
By IVETTE MENDEZ
If it were up to a UF professor, fewer
students would be eligible for the Florida
Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
David Denslow, a UF economics profes-
sor, co-wrote a 461-page report stating the
Bright Futures scholarship should be harder
to obtain so it could last longer.
"Right now, you have to be more or less
literate," he said about the qualifications for
The Florida lottery pays for the scholar-
ship, and the state budget is constrained by
other programs including
Medicaid, the pre-kin-
amendment and maintain-
ing jails, he said.
"We are going- to
fall further and further
behind," he said about
Denslow Bright Futures funding.
The amount used on
these programs restricts the amount that can
be put into education.
"We were concerned that the state might
be avoiding some issues," Denslow said.
The report analyzed many aspects of col-
lege funding and tuition from an economic
Denslow also supports raising tuition at
UF, saying the university's goal to be Top
10 is not realistic with tuition and financing
UF tuition eventually will lower the
quality of the school because classes are
getting larger and faculty don't have the
resources to individually address students,
If the legislature allows schools to charge
higher tuition, the legislature ends up pay-
SEE BRIGHT, PAGE 4
* Joakim Noah will
return home tonight
as UF faces Wake
Forest in New York's
Garden. He has
dreamed of playing
at The World's Most
since his childhood.
See story, pg. 25.
UF lab studies 'the meat we eat'
* THE UNIVERSITY'S MEAT PROCESSING CENTER -
OFFERS CLASSES ON NUTRITION AND HYGIENE.
By CHRISTA WAGERS
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF's Meat Processing Center handles everything from
the farm to the fork when it comes to meat.
As part of the Department of Animal Sciences, meat lab
staff strive to educate both students and the community
about meat in the small processing plant, where mostly
cattle and pigs are slaughtered, cut and sold to individuals
The meat lab is located off Shealy Drive just south of
campus and has been selling meat since the late 1980s.
Michael Lamb, a 22-year-old political science major,
worked at the meat lab for a year.
"I look at my experience at the meat lab as
On the biggest learning experience I could ever
Campus have," Lamb said.
Before working at the meat lab, Lamb was
scared to eat his meat rare. Now, with a better knowledge .
of meat processing, he prefers it rare.
Because technology has pushed society away from pro-
duction and toward consumption, few Americans know V,
what they are eating, especially when it concerns meat,
The processing center offers five classes on meat. ANS .
2002, "The Meat We Eat," which is open to all students,.
is an overview of meat nutrition, grading, selection and .
The center is inspected by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. Byron Davis, one of three full-time staff em-
ployees at the meat lab, said the center also gives free tours
to the public.
"It's kind of like your house," Davis said. "If you keep
your house clean, you don't mind if anyone comes to see it."
The tour shows how the animal is killed and processed
before it becomes a cut of heat.
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
"It's more like a disassembly line," Davis said. Tom Estevez, 45, saws the side of a pig that was slaughtered
SEE MEAT, PAGE 7 Tuesday morning in half at UF's Meat Processing Center.
House offers boost to area homeless
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
In a warm, bare room, Iman
McCullough lies on a couch waiting for a
phone call from the Florida Department of
Children & Families.
She hopes that DCF's assistance will
be able to provide herewith the chance she
said she never had.
McCullough, 27, has no job or house
and two small children Destin, 1, and
Destiny, 3 with another baby due Dec.
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6. She is one of the women receiving
temporary accommodation at St. Francis
House, 413 S Main St.
She moved from Atlanta to Gainesville
three months ago in hopes that her family
would help support her, but they didn't.
Now her name lingers on a state wait-
"I'm just trying to figure out what to
do," she said. "All I have is my children."
McCullough is one of about 900 home-
less people in Alachua County, said Kent,
Vann, executive director at St. Francis
senior adviser to the
Israeli prime minister,
will defend his belief
in Israel's responsibili-
ties as a democracy in
the Middle East at UF
See story, pg. 5.
House. Among them are 90 families,
which include single or expectant moth-
The average age of a homeless person
in the United States is 9 years old, and
most have never had a home, he said.
St. Francis accommodates about 18
people on average, and usually about 26
on a cold night, Vann said, providing them
with food, clothing, a shower and shelter,
as well as job and learning programs.
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Religious beliefs waive vaccinations for students
* EXEMPTIONS ARE MADE Diane Pecora, a nurse special- "There's nothing mandated "There's nothing mandated by of Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's
ON A CASE-BY CASE BASIS. ist for UF student immuniza- the church that says you cannot Witness. "Some -medicines are
By WILL AFFORD
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF may say students need the
needles, but exceptions can be
made for those who answer to a
Before attending UF, all stu-
dents are required to show they
have received measles, rubella,
Hepatitis B and meningitis vac-
The exception is when a stu-,
dent is granted a religious ex-
tions at the Student Health Care
Center, has talked with many of
the students who have requested
"Exemptions are case-by-
case," Pecora said. "In the past,
students have actually stated
they are 'the governor of their
[bodies]' and therefore decline
vaccines, or they are 'chemical
free' and wish to remain so."
However, throughout the ma-
jor religions, it is difficult to find
a group that opposes or forbids
Historically, the Christian
Scientist faith has been contro-
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you cannot have immu-
nizations. Each Christian
Scientist would handle that
differently based .on their
Ocala First Church of Christ, Sci-
versial because of cases in which
parents would deny medical
treatment for their children, in-
stead relying on faith-based heal-
ing through prayer.
have immunizations," said Rob
Vanderlike, spokesman for First
Church of Christ, Scientist in
Ocala. "Each Christian Scientist
would handle that differently
based on their different beliefs."
One religion that does forbid
certain medicines based or- be-
liefs is the Jehovah's Witnesses
Many vaccines are made by
using animal cells to grow virus-
es, and this process has had com-
plications within the Jehovah's
Witnesses' belief system.
"The Bible says not to take
blood," said the Rev. Larry Clark
derived directly from blood.
Clark said he was immunized
as a child and that his children
.The request for religious ex-
emptions from immunizations by
students is a personal matter for
However, these choices can
put the student body at higher
If students were to travel to
an undeveloped country and
they had not been immunized,
they could come back with the
measles or rubella virus, Pecora
Denslow: State scholarship
program too easy to attain
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ing the tuition for Bright Futures students, but the state can
limit the scholarship, he said.
Theresa Antworth, director of the state scholarship and grant
program, said there will be sufficient funds for Bright Futures
as long as the legislature continues to appropriate funds for it.
Last year, about $268 million of the $1 billion
available from the lottery was awarded in scholar-
Student ship money to students; The rest of the funds were
Life used for other educational programs.
Antworth said the legislature discusses changes
to qualification standards every year, but no changes have been
made since it was enacted.
"I think they are pretty committed to the current standard,"
The effect of more students receiving the scholarship is that
less money will be given to other educational programs.
"That is the result of it being so successful," Antworth said.
The report was commissioned by the Jessie Ball DuPont
Foundation, a charitable organization that deals with political
policy in Florida.
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SG and students
chat over lunch
By STEPHEN MAGRUDER
More than 100 students ate up the chance to grab free food
Wednesday as they chatted with Student Government leaders.
The lunch event, held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
President's Dining Room on the fourth floor of the Reitz Union,
allowed students to casually address SG officials one-on-one
about student-group budgets, on-campus
S dining, student fees and parking, among
S, Journalism student Trevor Freimuth, like
many of the students who trickled in and
S out, said he was there for the free food but
wanted to learn more about the officials in
charge of more than $11 million in student
"The role of Student Government is a bit
vague to me," he said. "I can't find aniy correlation to myself in
them they just kinda handle my money."
SG Advocacy Director Kyle Epting said the lunch was the
first of what leaders plan as monthly informal dining sessions
with Student Body President Joe Goldberg, Vice President
Joyce Medina and Treasurer Lindsay Cosimi.
The lunch started with students asking questions one at
a time but quickly broke up into smaller group discussions,
which all three officials said they preferred.
"That's just how I am. I'm very informal," Cosimi said.
She said she hoped students attending the meetings would
see that SG leaders are no different from other students.
Several trays of sandwiches, a vegetable platter, a large
basket of chicken strips, various desserts and assorted Pepsi
products were available until about noon.
Officials said that, in the future, the event most likely would
be reduced to a 90-minute session so enough food will be avail-
able to feed the initial rush of students.
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Israeli adviser to address beliefs
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
The senior adviser to the Israeli
prime minister, will defend his be-
lief in Israel's responsibilities as a
democracy in the Middle East at
"He works in the government,
so of course he's pro-Israel,"
said Josh Sachs, co-coordinator
for Caravan for Democracy, the
group funding Ra'anan Gissin's
visit. "But if you mean by being
pro-Israel he's anti-Palestine, then
that's not true. I am obviously
pro-Israel, but I think this is a good
way to show there's a chance for
a Palestinian democracy and that
Israel and Palestine can exist side-
"Ithink this is a good way to
show there's a chance for a
Palestinian democracy and
that Israel and Palestine
can exist side-by-side."
Caravan for Democracy co-coor-
Gissin worked as a strategic
analyst and spokesman for the
Israeli Defense Forces during the
late '70s and most of the '80s. In
1991, Gissin advised members
of the Israeli delegation at the
Madrid Conference for Peace and
participated in negotiations in the
Though unaware of Gissin's
visit to UF until Tuesday, Nakba
'48, a UF group advocating
Palestinian rights, argues against
Caravan for Democracy's claim
that Israel is "the only democracy
in .the Middle East" and plans to
boycott the event on the Reitz
Union Colonnade on Thursday.
"Israel is not a democracy,"
said David Reznik, vice president
of Nakba '48. "A state that up-
holds the majority of a cultural or
ethnic group is undemocratic and,
I would even go so far as saying,
is apartheid. This speaker is an
embodiment of Israeli repres-
The speech will be in the Reitz
Union Rion Ballroom at 7 p.m.
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"Students will walk away from this class with confi-
dence to find a job in a field they feel good about," said
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United States can help
image with torture bill
W e lose trust in President Bush almost every day.
His stubborn behavior, thinly veiled lies and
alarming inability to address problems within
his administration cause us to doubt how well our govern-
ment really is protecting the United States.
But while Bush constantly tests our patience,
Republicans sometimes emerge as a reasonable group.
The anti-torture bill has illuminated this division be-
tween moderate Republicans and the insane executive
branch. The bill, championed by Republican Sen. John
McCain, would ban torture of prisoners in U.S. custody
Most senators wisely support the move how could
anyone deny that torture is bad? but Bush and Cheney
are fighting against it.
The bill is largely for show torture is already banned
by several international agreements. But the implementa-
tion of such a law would send an important message to the
world during a time when U.S. interrogation methods are
under serious attack.
We're not experts on public relations, but even we know
it's political suicide to oppose banning torture. Why is the
Bush administration fighting the bill so publicly? Cheney
even tried to add a provision that would exempt the CIA.
But most of the CIA's actions are already secret, and laws
already broken. Why play by the rules now?
The most popular argument against the bill is that
torture is needed in "ticking timebomb" situations, when
officials must get information out of an informant to stop
imminent attacks. In this case, some argue, torture of one
prisoner could save hundreds or thousands of innocent
But how do we know when this situation arises?
Officials can easily claim they thought the danger was im-
minent. The exception to the rule might become the rule.
Writing an exemption to the rule within the law opens
dangerous doors. It could turn this bill from a positive
message into a justification for torture.
The war on terrorism is a war of ideas, and the United
States is struggling to keep up an image of goodwill and
Although officials might consider the bill pointless or
damaging, they can't oppose it without losing ground
ideologically. And appearing as the savior to Saddam
Hussein's devil is increasingly important in Iraq. When
our image becomes smeared with questionable ethics, we
empower the insurgents we fight.-
Furthermore, prisoners under torture will say anything
to stop the pain. It's uncertain whether such methods actu-
The United States' image is under attack. Abu Ghraib
left the world questioning how many U.S. soldiers exercise
methods of torture. Rumors of secret CIA prisons made us
wonder what was being done in places invisible to the law.
And the recent acknowledgement that the United States
uses phosphorus bombs gave human-rights groups a rea-
son to suspect civilian endangerment.
The torture bill isn't really about stopping torture. It's
about showing the world that our government is against
torture and dedicated to cleaning up its image.
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On Friday morning, a woman called the Starbucks
that I manage and demanded some of our cups
be removed immediately.. She said the cups had
a quote on them that was extremely offensive, and she
didn't want her teenage daughter or any other patron to
see such distasteful material. She said she had already
written to the company, voicing her complaint, but she
was calling all nearby stores in an attempt to have the
cups removed as soon as possible.
At this point, my curiosity was aroused. What could
good-natured Starbucks possibly have put on a cup that
could have caused this much controversy? Was it a vul-
gar word? Was it something about dirty, trailer-rocking
sex? I could hardly wait.
But when I found the quote that had this customer's
panties in a bunch, I was shocked. The first line read,
"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it
for so long."
In an era saturated with diversity, it seems as though
our society. is still plagued by overwhelming intoler-
ance and ignorance. I speak only for myself, though I'm
certain there are many who would agree, when I say
this absolute disrespect for human beings disgusts me. I
find bigotry toward any person or group based on their
gender, sex, race, class, ethnicity or sexual orientation
The woman who complained about the quote was
terrified of having her daughter see it. But why was she
so scared? Did she think her daughter was going to read
the quote, catch the infamous queer virus and become
Pardon my naivete, but I was completely unaware
that homosexuality was a disease, and a contagious
Sbedded in society
Amie Ward one at that. I wonder if they have
U-Wire a vaccine out for that yet? Maybe
if I hurry, I can get it this year with
my flu shot.
My remarks are condescending and patronizing, and
that is exactly what I mean them to be. Sadly, this is the
kind of whacked-out mentality that too large a portion
of our population is walking around with today. I fear
that the complaining customer's daughter, along with
numerous other young adults, are going to, continue to
be raised by closed-minded families that condone preju-
dice like another would advocate brushing one's teeth
three times a day.
Homophobia is socially constructed. Boys and girls
are expected to behave in particular ways and are
harshly criticized when they falter even slightly.
Gender and sex are not the same thing, but because
our culture has historically linked femininity to females
and masculinity to males, we have been raised to be-
lieve these factors are assigned and inseparable. This
is why little girls can't play war and Barbie dolls can
never touch the hands of a young boy. It just wouldn't
Being raised with these biases translates to discrimi-
nation in a variety of contexts.
These uneducated mindsets are the reason why
well-groomed men and male figure skaters are "fags"
and women with short hair who play a sport other than
cheerleading are "dykes." These attitudes are disgust-
ing, nauseating and vile.
Change is necessary that much is obvious.
However, making a change must start with you.
Arnie Ward attends the University of Maryland
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Students perform all work not
handled by the full-time staff.
They begin by learning how to
keep the area clean during and
after the kill and later help with leadership, has worked at the
specialized activities, such as the meat lab for five years.,
actual cutting of meat. During Spring, Estevez vis-
Brian Estevez, who has an ited Archer Elementary School
undergraduate degree in animal in conjunction with the Florida
sciences and is working on his. Agriculture in the Classroom
master's degree in agricultural program to teach pupils how to
make beef jerky.
"I think people should be edu-
cated younger," Estevez said.
Alvin Warnick, 84, worked at
UF for 47'years helping produc-
ers make a more efficient meat
product. Warnick researched the
genetics behind meat tenderness
and needed a place to slaughter
"If we had not had a meat
laboratory here, my work would
have been greatly hindered,"
St. Francis shelter tries to counteract Gainesville's mean-to-homeless reputation
HOUSE, from page 1
On cold-weather nights, when
the temperature drops below 45
degrees, as many as 200 people will
walk into the shelter seeking food or
other help. Last year, there were 69
cold-weather nights, Vann said.
"It doesn't matter if you are a
man, woman, child or senior," he
said. "We will take
r- '2 '. '. :.' Vann noted
that the Salvation
Army only takes men, and that
other shelters discriminate as well.
All a person needs to stay at St.
Francis is police clearance, which
means a person must show some
form of identification to Gainesville
Police to verify that he or she has no
This requirement is what keeps
most people from being able to stay
at St. Francis, Vann said.
According to the National
Coalition for the Homeless 2004 an-
nual report, Gainesville is the fifth
"meanest" city in the country to-
ward homeless people. And Florida
ranks second among states.
In some places, laws exist against
camping, panhandling and loitering
that the report stated were enacted
specifically to target the homeless. ,
"I always try to be nice to home-
less people," UF junior Jennifer
Lamen said. "But I have seen the
occasional college student mess
Gainesville City Commissioner
Jack Donovan said the coalition's al-
legations are "extremely arbitrary."
He added that Gainesville is one
of the cities that realizes the federal
government isn't going to address
the issue. Just this week, the com-
mission approved the donation of
up to $210,000 to local organizations
benefiting the homeless.
The average person stays at
St. Francis for about two weeks,
Vann said. Because St. Francis is
designated as a special use shelter,
not a permanent one, residents are
evicted after 90 days.
"Alot of them are very hardwork-
ing," he said. "They just need a little
boost to get them back on their feet."
McCullough is scheduled to
leave St. Francis House sometime
this week. She said she plans fo live
with her mom in Gainesville while
waiting for support from the state.
"Things 'were real bad for a
while," McCullough said. "But it's
all up from here."
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
Cheryl Kennedy, 46, a volunteer at St. Francis House, serves salad, rice, fried chicken, beans, two slices
of tomato and Kool-Aid. St. Francis staff serve food daily to the homeless and hungry.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005
Gainesville holds fourth annual music festival
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
A .erie ,r rer
list when you i,:re running out Ot
e\cuLes to drink l'Pabt Blue Ribbon for
three da;s straight it s time for The Fest
4 A staple ot G.iine-. ille s music com-
munity, for the past tour ',ears attendees.
-hould brace themselkes tor the sequel
to last -.ear s The Fe-t 3, also known as-,
three more da,.s ,:.t tillnii down "
For those out .t the- know. The Pest i-,
a \earl, multiple-, enue, multiple-style
niu-ic tebti'al that IIll feature down-
toin Gain-e_'. i,, ho-Itting 111 bands at
s '. enu-es ,tor thrc,: da. : straight thi_-
That what it i onr paper, but it's
_ much more than that. said Tonm
W\\eubender Fest ma.'teiniund 'I think
it's a big taamnl ri-urion Bands trom
Ga.nme ille tra., i- a lht and bands from
c'. er,. here el-e travel to' Ga.nesville. So
it s ,uid .'t a hi-me.:'mnig
Band; nonim as. t:ir a- Sweden have
booked theit fihght- t>' Gainesvxile, at-
tendees troma.s far a- Japan and Germany-
have reser\ ed pa-ss.- Big acts this year
include Ted Leo + the Pharmacists,
Against Nie' The bouncing Souls, The
;oniie 0.own aruio r,
Matt Bellinger, Planes Mistaken for Stars' guitarist, plays last year's Fest 3 at Common
Grounds on Oct. 31. This year's Fest features 111 bands at 6 different venues.
Epo ie: plus mni.n, ha.-ndl; that ma', be-
'comle -onme ot ,our111 r tai orite_
Mltt Sweehtinc three-', eir record-
hii Ildr for being in the most Fest bands.
said it'.. Games. ill, as a host that attract-
so mani, people
Ev;erybod', s nice and so friendly
Sweeting said 'There's a party every late
rught There s a smnng face in the morn-
ing There s stood everywhere. People just
ha'. tng run and getting along the whole
0 er halt of the' band- attending have
molded their current ti'urs just to make it
to The Fest.
"The Bouncing Souls -* weren't going to
tour.' \\embender said 'They're play-
inig a c-ouple _h.:h, on the %vwa\ up andi
a couple on the i ., aio\, n 11 it a-n t
for this. everyone wioiuld be lust sitting
What separate- The Fe.t trom larger
festi, al- like Hellest
fact that it r not held
in the middle of a
field, but um the heart
of Gainesville and its mu-
sic. community Shows take place
at downtown venues like Common
Grounds and The Atlantic. Weinbender
created The Fest with the attendees in
mind, giving them something to do the
"1 hated going to festivals and being
stuck for three days in one field watching
bands It you don't like that band. what
do you do? You walk a\wa and o,u 'till
hear them and you're walking around
Imerchandise) tables Weinbender said
"There's no pretenion it doesn t
seem lik a rock--t.r ftstnial he added
"Ever', one ju-t hal itg a good time and
we tr. to make it part,, A- long_ pe,-
pie come \ ith a pi.iti% e attitude the', re
going to lea'. e happy and po'siti e
01 :course, when you put a few thou-
-and people in downt.i n Gain-es ill
iwho drink from a seeirngl' ne er-end-
ing stream ot beer. things get mtere.tting
Last year, attendees were scaLng walls
to cet into full venues. jumping ott the
s.econd-floor balcony into the pool at the
Game -,ille Lodge and slip n sldmg
down ihat Weumbender claims to be the
"world s largest slip 'n slide "
'I definitely saw a gu', pee into his
(,.oa ni mouth last ,eear on the porch ot
Com-imon Grounds in the middle of the
afternoon htvie." VWeinbend..-r said "It
ne. er gets Out of hand There's never
tights at The Fest "
Last ',ear's problem of people not
being able to get into headlining sho\.
su:chi as the Blood Brothers and Against
NMe!, has been
0A remedied by
'- ",t,..:, k \\e don t have.
.. nue bic. enough in
Ga ine-' ile \Veinbrier '.cid It -
either that or mo\e it to a feld and I
don't want to move it to a held It 4 gross
out in the field."
Today tickets can be purchased in
cash for S35 at Wayward Council until
midnight. No tickets can be purchased
Friday, but 300 Fest passes w ill be avail-
able Saturday at Vavyward Council from
noon to 6 p ni tor $35 Some shows will
hai. tickets available at the door. Check
thetestfl corrm tor more information.
The Fest's most common band member aspires to play for every group
By JACQUELINE DAVISON
MNitt S'. eetu-,ri: mnijht is i. eU
b,- i, ti he Gu.irniJe-- B,:,ok ot
Gairie, s JJe Re.c.'rds F..'r three
*,e.:r- h- :, accompliphed tLhe teat
':t beu-ig a member ,;t the most Feet
L.:,t ,'ear SM'.eetng r..a- a part
of fie bands .Aahole Parade,
Strikeforce Diablo, True North,
Deadiur._ and Stre-stace He man-
aeed to pla'i i th all ot them in the
I think 1 lust a.m ri a lo. ct bt hands
and all the bands ;:anrit to play The
Fest Si ee-ani said.
Duruim The month leading up to
last l\ear s The Fest 3. Sweeting had
been on tour with one of his bands.
True North making it unrealisihc to
"I get back and there's-a bunch
K' (:If weud runin-
,. nmg around.
and I ha'e to
40-W find mn mend
to figure out
to play %, here
Sweeping ev e r o n e
going to be"
Sw meeting sa
"So it was just kind of a mess."
Sweetmng unfortunate\ t% iW
onlv be able to play itiLh hour
bands thi- year due to a Deadsure
techru.:alht He came close to per-
.tomJun i ,~th SL\ but it didn't come
I dl:firutel: have it in n',
sighLs he -ajd It s definitely do-
able W \h-it I want to do s, hate mi,
own iho'w ,. here its like. 10 bands.,
ani I play in every single band
That's my dream."
Catch Matt Sweeting
playing at The Fest 4
True North Saturcla. The
Atlantic, 11:40 p.m.
Stressface SuncJa. Common
Grounds, 7 p.m.
Strikeforce Diablo SunLda,
Common Grounds, 7:40 p.m.
Asshole Parade Suncla\, CluD
Red, 8:10 p.m.
U Devastated that The Fest 4
has taken over Gainesville for
the weekend? Check out the
Improv festival instead. See
story, pg. 11.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 0 ALLIGATOR, 9
Club Red picks up
By RACHEL RYALS
As quickly as local music
venue Midtown opened- in the
former Purple Porpoise location,
it has been shut down.
Midtown owner Joe Lezcano
said he did not want to let The
Fest 4 down, but he had to close
the venue because the expenses
were too high.
"We were losing more than
gaining," Lezcano said.
One problem for the venue
was the fact that a liquor license
never came through Nov. 1 as
was promised in the rental sales
pitch, Lezcano said.
"Just selling beer doesn't cut
it," he said.
A new location for Midtown
should open in January, Lezcano
said, but he cannot say where
because no papers have been
The Fest 4 will not be affected
by the loss of one of its venues,
event organizer Tony Weinbender
The bands scheduled to play
at Midtown have been shifted to
Club Red, 102 SE Second Place,
in the Sun Center. Club Red,
which has been open for only one
month, has about the same ca-
pacity as Midtown, Weinbender
Club Red owner Reese Brown
said he books shows three months
in advance and had to change a
whole weekend's worth of shows
to accommodate The Fest 4.
"We thought about it and de-
cided to help out," Brown said.
"They really needed the venue,
and we wanted to help."
For more details in the change
of venues or any other Fest ques-
tions, visit thefestfl.com.
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Souls teach others how to rock
Bouncing Souls Live
S The Bouncing Souls'
new live, double-
disc recording is too good to be
used as you would an average
album. Instead, bands should pick
it up and consider it a step-by-step
inspirational "Chicken Soup for
the Punk Soul" guide on how to
Step 1: Don't bother warming
up a crowd. The beauty of the
Bouncing Souls is they grab you
right away without apologizing.
The first two songs on the first
disc, "Here We Go" and "Sing
Along Forever," are anthemic and
immediate. Top-40 artists would
kill to be so legitimately catchy.
Step 2: Intimately know your
fans and your music. The songs are
about how they could be you and
you could be them, and even songs'
that are just about making songs.
"Kids and Heroes" has the crowd
interaction Green Day strives for.
Once the Souls hit a breakneck
pace, they refuse to let up.
Step 3: Pay homage to your
past. Old tracks like "Joe Lies"
showcase a much younger group,
made up of guys from New Jersey
who intuitively know a great riff
when they play it. A collection
like this makes it obvious that the
Bouncing Souls is one of the few
bands that were good from the
Step 4: Have fun. What could
possibly be a more satisfying live
experience than hearing every-
one sing back to you, "I like your
mom and it's not so bad/I want to
marry her and become your dad?"
The band constantly interacts with
each other and the audience, par-
ticularly on the second disc.
Step 5: Be'consistent. Every sin-
gle track on "Bouncing Souls Live"
is full of energy and excitement.
Unlike the case for most double
albums, in this collection neither
disc lags behind the other. Each
is a quality recording of a band at
its tightest, celebrating 19 years of
Bear vs. Shark
Equal Vision Records
indie band Bear vs.
Shark swaps instru-
ments and sounds like it was
concocted on eBay, with four of
its five members playing multiple
Part Fugazi and part At the
Drive-In, the band has high-en-
ergy, driving appeal with infinite
live potential. The first track on *
"Terrorhawk" showcases the
band's ability to maul its prey live
through unconventional melodies
set against basic song structures.
Oddly, th6 band's choice of
less obvious chords and strangely
formed hooks and accents, as heard
in "5, 6 Kids" makes it all the more
enjoyable, though sometimes the
band goes overboard with its noisy
The song "India Foot" is like the
Beatles' "Revolution 9" compressed
into 25 confusing seconds.
The band's choice of song
titles on "Terrorhawk" is also
bizarre, ranging from- "The Great
Dinosaurs with Fifties Section".
to the strangely serious "I F****d
- The band reaches its peak with
"Song About Old Roller Coaster,"
which features the most focused-
guitar track on the album along
with the most honest vocals and a
solidly driving bass line.
"Rich People Say Yeah Hey
Hey" wraps up the album just like
it began: full of energy from a band
with a lot of promise in the not-so-
Author dreams up next Civil War
A- merica is a war zone.
SAt least it is in Brian Wood's
L new monthly comic from
Vertigo, "DMZ," which depicts the second American
Civil War. Issue No. 2 makes its way to Gainesville on
"'DMZ' is absolutely my way of talking about
some aspects of current events, although very fiction-
alized," Wood said in an interview.
"At its core, it's a book about people.
People placed in horrible circum-
stances, but firmly 'people stories,'
or 'New York stories."' t
Manhattan is a demilitarized
zone crunched between New Jersey,
where the free armies lie entrenched, and what's left
of the U.S. government to the east.
Matty Roth is an ignorant undergrad and-intern for
a Nobel Prize-winning journalist who dares to enter
the zone and broadcast from the city cut off from the
After the cease-fire abruptly, well, ceases, Matty
finds himself stuck in the zone, his entire crew dead.
With the help of a resident, Zee, Matty lives to see
another day and decides to stay in the zone and show
the world the challenging lives of Manhattan's inhab-
Bill Hatfield, 52, manager of Florida Bookstore
Volume II, which sells comic books, said that he
picked "DMZ" because he tries to read most of the
new titles that come through the store.
"I found it interesting, although a little sketchy in
the background," Hatfield said. "It kind of implies
that the entire United States is Long Island, and the
rest of the country are the free states, although I'm
sure that's not the case."
Wood said he has encountered "a very vocal mi-
nority" who say the story is very "left," that Wood is
like Michael Moore forcing his "message" and that
"DMZ" is "incredibly antagonistic."
But Wood said he is confused by this accusation as
the first issue of the book portrays both sides of the
conflict as equally nasty and sheds little light on the
bigger picture behind the violence.
"If the book is taking a firm stand in anything, it's a
general anti-war, anti-violence stance, and that's a po-
sition I suspect the vast majority of the world agrees
with," he said.
Painting the grim picture of war-
Karolena trodden New York City is Riccardo
Bielecki Burchielli, an Italian artist making
Get Graphic his American comic book debut,
firstname.lastname@example.org and Wood couldn't be more pleased.
with the results.
"For a guy that's never set.foot in
NYC, not yet anyway, he's off and running, doing a
great job," Wood said. "'DMZ' is such a world-build-
ing project: set in the future, in a very different sort of
reality than what exists now, and he's really helping
me build that world."
So how long will Matty, the ultimate embedded
journalist, avert death on a monthly basis?
"I firmly believe that all stories need to come to an
end, and eventually 'DMZ' will, but I hope to keep it
going for a number of years," he said.
Wood, who lives in New York, said he loves the
city even though he's decimating it page by page..
"I hope non-New Yorkers can get a feeling from
the book about the city, about the diversity of
people and story and my real love for the place,"
Hatfield said he would recommend "DMZ" to
"I enjoyed the art, and I like having strong female
characters," Hatfield said. "I'm interested in seeing
the second issue."
OFF THE PRESS
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
ST've liked Umberto Eco's work- ever since I
I was about 15. I read his novel, "The Name
of the. Rose," in one mind-bending week-
end, and I've been hooked ever since.
I'm not aware of any other contemporary novelist ca-'
pable of being simultaneously as intelligent and downright
entertaining as Eco. Every novel is an artistic and intellectual
delight (a word I rarely ascribe to a piece of literature, so
take heed), and his latest, "The Mysterious Flame of Queen.
Loana," is no exception.
Eco's narrator is Yambo, a 60-year-old antiquarian
bookseller in Milan who suffers from a form of segre-
gated amnesia. He can't even remember his own face in
Though his entire past has been erased from his mem-
ory, Yambo's textual past, his knowledge of history and
the arts, is left perfectly intact. This makes him capable
of quoting Shakespeare, Dante and Rimbaud in their
original languages at random and at length, though he
still can't recognize his
James own wife.
SJames With his memory
Fleming gone, Yambo sets out
Off the Press to rebuild and recall his
life through- the many
books he has read.
He returns to his childhood home and discovers a trove
of old comic books, magazines, adventure stories, news
articles, movie stills and records that he figures must have
enchanted him as a boy. He goes on to consume them yet
again in an effort to rediscover himself.
What's really cool (yet another. word I rarely ascribe
to a. piece of literature) .is how Eco provides samples
throughout the novel of Yambo's reading materials, in-
cluding entire pages from children's books and frames
from old comic books.
Of course Yambo's desperate experiment proves ulti-
mately to be something of a failure, for it's not his per-
sonal memory that he's able to rebuild but the collective
memory of his entire generation.
But to what does it all amount? To be honest, I'm not
sure. And I'm not sure I want to be sure.
In one respect, Eco seems to remind us how much
we're tied up in what we've consumed, how our popular
diversions go far beyond mere entertainment, serving to
make us who we are in some fashion or another.
On the other hand, the novel also strikes me as a love
story of sorts.
Eco's novel reminds us that, like Yambo, we tend to
love what we possess, what entertains us and stimulates
At the end of the novel, the fantasy figure of Queen
Loana serves as a counterpart to Lila, Yambo's first love,
whose face he can no longer recall.
I can't help wondering if it's actually the other way
around, if the impossible fantasy figure of Queen Loana is
truly Yambo's long-lost first love.
I don't know % hlat to make of it all, and that's exactly
what's so great about Eco, both in this novel and others.
He doesn't provide simple, ready-made conclusions to
the ideas he presents and relationships he forges.
This is the kind of novel you read with an open, clear
mind, willing to make your own conclusions only to
change them along the way.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 ALLIGATOR, 11
Get in line now- the new Xbox 360 is coming to town
By BRETT KELMAN
Bill Gates might not be able to move
Christmas, but he's made Nov. 22 look a lot
That magic day will be the first in a chain of
release dates that will make Microsoft's Xbox
360, the most advanced video-game console
ever, available for the worldwide.
While international console releases are
normally staggered by months, Microsoft
will attempt an unprecedented feat with the
360. The new system will become available in
North America, Europe and Japan all within a
period of three weeks.
Globally, that means 360s come sooner for
all. Locally, it means dedicated gamers may
have to wait.
"When a new system comes out, people
always end up waiting," said Rhino Video
Games Marketing Director Eric Oria.
"And.there are not going to be a lot of these
Oria said the international release will Wars" films. On Nov. 22, he plans to spend
lessen the number of 360s in the first shipment, eight hours lingering outside Best Buy to get
and while he couldn't divulge how many 360s his hands on one of the first Xbox 360s.
Rhino would have for sale, he admitted that "I've already waited five years for the next
some customers would walk away empty- 'gen' systems," he said. "I want to have it
handed. I've already waited five first. The sooner the better,"
"Mybiggestconcernismeet- years for the next 'gen' sys- And while you might think
ingalltheexpectations,"hesaid teams. I want to have it first. Diaz has the Xbox bug as bad
This theme of demand clobber- The sooner the better as it gets, others are worse.
ing supply seems to run ram- When the PS2 came out,
pant down Archer Road. Dallas Diaz Don Harris, 30, of Gainesville,
Best Buy will stock the UF freshman was offered $400 for his spot
most systems in town. at the front of the line and he
Even Wal-Mart, whose Archer refused. This time around,
Road location will have 75 Xbox 360s avail- Harris is so serious about getting a 360 that
able for sale at exactly midnight, is expecting he would not reveal where he plans to buy
an all-night rush. Sales associate Mike Jaber his system for fear of flooding it with other
said gamers who hope to buy one of those first buyers. .
consoles should get in line at 9 the evening Oria will also be caught up in the opening-
before. day rush.
It all may sound like a lot of waiting, but UF "You'd think working for Rhino corporate,
freshman Dallas Diaz digs this kind of stuff. you'd get a free 360, but that is just not the
He has-camped out for the PS2 and hung case. And I'm not going to buy one off our
out for the midnight showings of two "Star shelf and take one from a customer," he said.
Oria later added that he would probably buy
his Xbox 360 from Wal-Mart, since it will have
a separate supply that will be, incidentally,
available 10 hours earlier.
But even more daunting than the rarity of
the 360 is the possibility that these first few just
might not work.
UF architecture major David Ettinger
bought an original Xbox right after its release,
and he says it freezes and won't run newer
games. He is one of many Xbox owners who
bought their consoles immediately and claim
their Xboxes are "glitchier" than those of later
Courtney Schwind, a public relations con-
tact for Xbox 360, said that "Microsoft does not
comment on rumors or speculation."
Still, problematic 360s are a viable concern.
Wal-Mart has had an Xbox 360 set up for
preview play for almost a month, but Jaber
said it only worked for three days before it
broke, and two Microsoft technicians have
been unable to fix it.
"It isn't a good sign," he said.
Eddie C's hosts first ever Gainesville Improv Festival
By MELISSA THOMPSON
Chicago and New York City have
long been heralded as the meccas of
improvisational comedy. Not for
long. Gainesville is edging in on the
national improve action.
The first Gainesville Improv
Festival will kick off at 8 tonight at
Eddie C's, 1315 S Main St.
Through Saturday night, the na-
tional festival will showcase premier
improve talent as 15 comedy troupes
from across the country take to the
"You can go to any town and see
an improve show, but the sheer num-
ber of people performing improve
in Gainesville is huge compared to
most cities," co-executive producer
Skyler Stone said.
The festival is 'the brainchild of
Stone and co-executive producer
Tom O'Donnell. Both men recognize
Gainesville as the growing center of
improve comedy in Florida and hope
to expand the city's recognition na-
tionwide by starting the festival they
plan to hold annually.
"Gainesville is really a unique
environment to learn improve be-
cause we approach it like we are
training for an Olympic sport or a
religious rite," O'Donnell said.,
Each of the five shows will fea-
ture three comedy troupes perform-
ing 25-minute sets showcasing a
variety of improve styles.
Audience members will be able
to make suggestions for a "Whose
Line is it Anyway?" style of short-
Other styles in the lineup are
sketch comedy and long-form
improve where the troupes will act
based on a single suggestion from
"It's almost like improvising a
one-act play," Stone said.
Stone and O'Donnell are alumni
of UF's Theatre Strike Force im-
provisational troupe. According
to Stone, students who participate
in the improve class as well as the
comedy club are provided with
superior training that enables them
to go on to more prestigious improve
hubs such as Chicago's Second City
and New York's Upright Citizens
Stone has directed Theatre Strike
Force's touring troupe, the Sunday
Group, for five. years and praises
the Gainesville improve community
for its dedication to teaching the un-
"You can come to Gainesville
not knowing anything and advance
farther in improve because there is
always something going on and
someone willing to teach you,"
On Saturday, students and the
Gainesville community can take
advantage of an improve workshop
at noon and 2:30 p.m. for $20.
The workshops will feature guest
instructor Jeff Griggs from Chicago.
Griggs, a veteran of the professional
improve scene, teaches comedy
workshops for a living.
"We have 10 instructors who will
be covering everything from basic
improve concepts, such as listening
and scene work, to more compli-
cated concepts such as long-form
improvisation," O'Donnell said. "So
there will really be something for
According to Stone, the work-
shops offer quality training at bar-
"You can go to another city and
pay at least $50 for a professional
workshop," Stone said.
"We're flying a professional in
from Chicago, and participants will
only pay $20."
Ultimately, Stone said he will
measure the festival's success
through audience reaction.
"It'll be successful as long as ev-
eryone has a good time," he said.
Stone and O'Donnell hope to
have the festival annually to pay
back Gainesville's improve com-
munity for everything it has taught
"Skyler and I learned our craft in
Gainesville. We are extremely proud
of that," O'Donnell said. "We will
always do anything we can to help
continue to grow the improve com-
Gainesville Improv Festival
Eddie C's, 1315 S Main St.
When: Today Saturday 8 p.m.
Tickets for the festival are available at the door and are $7 for students
and $10 for general admission. Passes available for $28, a listing of
performers and show times can be found on the festival's Web site at
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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
Potter fans restlessly anticipate the fourth film
By BRETT KELMAN
Feel the pre-movie magic in the air.
Ecstatic fans have spent weeks preparing for their fourth
cinematic trip to Hogwarts. On Friday, both Regal Gainesville
Cinema 14 in Butler Plaza and Gator Cinemas in the Oaks
Mall Plaza will begin showing "Harry Potter and the Goblet
The cinematic adaptation of the fourth book in the largely
popular series by J. K. Rowling.
UF history major Daniel Elwart said he, like many of his
fellow fans, has reread the book again in preparation for see-
ing it on the big screen. Elwart is founder of the Facebook.com
tribute group "I've Read The Harry Potter Books, Instead of
Waiting For The Movies."
"I read the books all the time, whenever I get a spare min-
ute," he said. "I'm just glad this movie is PG-13, because the
book is much darker."
According to Felipe Pimentel, manager of the Blockbuster
Video located on Archer Road, all three of the previous Harry
Potter films have been flying, no pun intended, out of the store
Pimentel said that Blockbuster normally stocks large num-
bers of a film immediately after its release, then sells off un-
needed copies as the movie becomes old news. But with the
Harry Potter films, Blockbuster held onto its extra copies in
anticipation of their becoming popular again as sequels were
"We know people will see exciting trailers and want to
check it out and catch up," he said.
In fact, the buzz is so big that besides sending employees
garbed in Hogwarts attire to each movie theater on Friday, lo-
cal costume shop Center Stage Costumes & Magic has ordered
more Harry Potter costumes so it can supply fans who want to
dress up for the film.
Daniel Radcliffe, as Harry, and Emma Watson, Hermione, embrace in fear. The cinematic adaptation of the fourth
Harry Potter novel "Harry Potter and,the Goblet of Fire" opens in the United States Friday.
Surprisingly, Sarah Hensley, assistant manager of Barnes &
Noble, said she hasn't noticed a significant spike in sales of the
"Goblet of Fire" book in response to the movie.
"I think a lot of people already caught the Harry Potter train.
When you're already on top, it's hard to surge any higher," she
Hensley explained that anyone who would have bought
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" in preparation for the
movie probably did so to prepare for the sixth book in the
series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," released in
Hensley still expected to sell a. lot of copies of "Goblet of
Fire" the last few days before the film's release. She also men-
tioned she had noticed a sudden boom in the sales of a separate
fantasy series, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S Lewis, which
she attributed to the action-packed trailer now appearing in
But one UF student no longer needs movie prep.
Potter superfan Hannah Castillo already saw "Goblet of Fire"
at a fan sneak preview in Miami, but she plans to see it again
on opening day
Hesitant to reveal spoilers, she -did promise that
the crucial "graveyard scene" every avid read-
er is waiting to see is portrayed absolutely right.
"I just hope people can keep in mind it's only a two-hour movie
and like an 800-page book," she said.
Coffee fuels UF students
By CHAN TRAN
Some of us can't wake up without it. Some
of us can't study if we don't get it. When the
final exam is less than 10 hours away, stu-
dents often turn to a good cup of caffeine, and
luckily, there are plenty of cafes in Gainesville
where students can study and drink coffee.
Good coffee doesn't necessarily imply a
White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino from
Starbucks. Students can get a freshly brewed
cup from places like a book shop, an organic
coffee company or a random kiosk.
The smell of books and tofu greets cus-
tomers at Book Lover's Cafe. The vegan- and
Krishna-friendly restaurant inside the store
brews organic, fair-trade coffee. Organic
coffees are grown without the chemical pes-
ticides and fertilizers that are often used on
large commercial plantations.
While the coffee selection may be small,
Book Lover's Caf6 has plenty of studying
space inside and outside the store. Aside
from the music playing faintly through the
speakers, Book Lover's Caf6 reminds me of
a library where people will shoot you dirty
looks if you raise your 6-inch voice.
If organic is your cup of coffee, Sweetwater
Organic Coffee Company is Florida's first
and only organic and fair-trade coffee roaster.
Fair-trade means workers are guaranteed
Gainesville Coffee Shops
Book Lover s Cafe
505 NW 13t-r, St.
Sweerwater Organic Coffee Company
120''2 NE Eignt Ave.
Made s Classic Cafe
412 V Unioersiti Ave.
101, SE Secordl Plac.,
2020 NW 13in St.
Bay Island Coffee Company
3270 SW 35th Blvd.
a fair price for their labor to earn a living
wage and their communities benefit as well,
. according to Sweetwater Organic Coffee's
Web site. The coffees come from around the
world Indonesia, East Timor, Ethiopia and
Central and South America.
Sweetwater was opened only as a whole-
sale company, but it is in the process of turn-
ing into a coffee bar. In the meantime, custom-
ers are welcome to a complimentary cup from
the free-sample pot.
Late-night studying won't happen at
Sweetwater Organic Coffee, though. The
shop doses at 5 p.m.
For the nearest off-campus coffee shop,
Deja Brew, inside Target Copy, is open every
day until 12:30 a.m. If the humming sound
of the copy machines doesn't faze you, Deja
Brew provides some studying space with its
high bar stools and tables. However, the num-
bers of chairs and tables is limited.
Although nothing too extraordinary, Deja
Brew does serve specialty coffees like vanilla
lattes and chocolate raspberry mochas along
with its regular brewed house coffee.
Maude's Classic Caf6 caters to the social
facet of drinking coffee. With live jazz music
on some nights, outdoor seating and wittily
named gourmet desserts, Maude's is for the
relaxed, chilled crowd or the post-dinner-and-
a-movie daters. At Maude's, it's all about the
atmosphere and the Berliner (cocoa, coffee,
vanilla ice cream and whipped cream).
North on 13th Street is Coffee Culture.
Located next to Gainesville High School,
it appears to be a hangout for the younger
crowd, but there are plenty of booths for
Those often pressed for time can get a
cup via drive-through at Bay Island Coffee
Company, the "random" kiosk in Butler
Coffee shops in Gainesville are more than
studying rooms and social gatherings. They
provide the resources to help you pass that
Eddie C's, comedy: Gainesville Improv Festival, 8-11 p.m.
University Auditorium, concert: UF Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., free
Florida Museum of Natural History, Museum Nights: "In Search of the Giant
Squid" exhibit, 6-8 p.m., free
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Museum Nights: "Asian Art: Culture
and Context" and "Sense, Style, Presence: African Arts of Personal
Adornment," 6-8 p.m., free
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, live music: Bobby Shakespeare, Go-Go Pod, Mr.
Antonym, On*Tic, r_garcia, 7 p.m., free
UF School of Music Room 120, concert: UnBalanced Connection 34,
"Quantum Mechanics," 7:30 p.m., free
The Pontiac Tavern, live music: Omi Ajamu Trio/Quartet, 7-10 p.m.
McGuire Pavilion Black Box Theatre, play: "Dating & Mating in Modern.
Times," 8 p.m.
University Auditorium, live music: Ahn Trio, 4 p.m., $35/$30/$25/$10
.McGuire Pavilion Black Box Theatre, play:.Dating & Mating in Modern Times,
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, opera: "Madame Butterfly," 7:30
University Auditorium, concert: Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m., free
Reitz Union Cinema, movie: "Cinema Paradiso," 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., free
-Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, performance: "Chi.," 7:30 p.m., $35/
Eddie C's, karaoke: 8-11 p.m., free
Eddie C's, live music: Canne, Hell Within, I Killed The Prom Queen,
14, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2005
Life-threatening illness renews band's musical zeal
O mi Ajamu's life-threaten-
ing encounter stimulated
her vocal chords.
After Ajamu survived an an-
eurysmal dilatation sometime
near 2000, said she became recon-
nected with the importance of
music in her life.
"When I came out of it, I felt
better than I had in years," said
Ajamu, vocalist for the Omi
Ajamu Trio. "It was truly a new
lease on life.".
Ajamu and her longtime friend
Howard Wapner, who plays
piano/guitar in the band, started
playing jazz music together
around the time of Ajamu's re-
lease from the hospital.
"After her recovery, she knew
she needed the music," Wapner
said. "She has the talent, and she
needed to bring that talent to the
Ajamu, mother of -eight chil-
dren and grand-
mother of 17,
grew up with-
music in her life.
a central activ-
ity in the home,"
Ajamu, classically trained in
piano and knowledge of music
theory, first encountered jazz and
blues music when she stumbled
across an open jam session. She
took the stage and started sing-
ing some traditional songs she
took a step away from her classi-
"The guys at the jam were
like, 'How does she know those
songs?'" Ajamu said. "It was'like
I didn't even
Vera remember that
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email@example.com until we started
the book (of
songs to play)."
Ajamu not only sings tradi-
tional jazz and blues music but
performs some of her original
work. She put her own words
to a song called. "Footprints" by
In this song, she sings about
things that have happened in
"We are here doing what we
are ushered to do," Ajamu said.
"When we leave here, we leave
our mark our footprints."
Ajamu said she feels a special
connection with jazz as a form of
"A lot of people think jazz
is about a bunch of people sit-
ting in a room looking strange,"
Ajamu said. "You need to get to
the point where you understand
the expression of it. There is no
such thing as a wrong note. It's
the ability to make all notes and
There is a chance to experi-
ence the emotion Ajamu refers to
Friday at the Pontiac Tavern, 232
SE First St. The Omi Ajamu Trio
will start at about 7 p.m.
"This is perfect for right after
work," Wapner said. "No cover,
nice meal, nice atmosphere and
wonderful jazz it's something
The Pontiac Tavern's diverse
menu and intimate setting mesh
well with the trio's music.
"This place is so nice," Ajamu
said. "I get a peaceful vibration
Who: Omi Ajamu Trio
Where: Pontiac Tavern,
232 SE First St..
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
New play chronicles women's dating, mating woes
A hot Latin mama, an in-your-face
Jewish girl, a Friday night televi-
L ion watcher, an actress with an
abusive boyfriend and a proud, plus-sized
black woman. These are the main players
in Elizabeth Wong's "Dating & Mating in
Modem Times," opening Friday at the Black
The play consists of 11 monologues per-
formed by 10 very different women who
describe unique situations with men -in in-
triguing and provocative ways. "
"In essence, it's 11 different plays in one,"
said director Kevin Marshall, who is also
director of the UF School of Theatre and
The play starts off with the discussion of
ejaculation and ovulation and ends with an
ode to the penis.
Marshall said the play
is wicked-naughty and
follows the school's mis-
sion of diversity, discovery
The performance ad-
dresses a number of modem dating dilem-
mas: online romance, speed dating, jealous
boyfriends and falling for men who turn out
to be gay.
"I could have done a much safer play, but
I felt it was important to stretch ourselves,"
The coziness of the
Gabriella year-old Black Box Theater,
Vigier which seats 200, adds a
Curtain Call sense of intimacy to the
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The setting also enhanc-
es the .play's minimalist
realism. The only props in the performance
are a rollaway desk and chair interchanged
"To only have the audience to relate to is a
new, dynamic experience," said Robyn Berg,
who plays Arlene in the first monologue.
The play strives to address the difficulties
women face when dealing with the opposite
"What I want people to take away from
this are the. struggles of women dating," said
Cancice Alexis Newsum, who plays Jojo.
Marisol Sdnchez-Biez, Rosaura, agrees,
hoping the entire audience will get some-
thing out of the performance.
"I think it is to open up minds," she said.
"It's not just a bunch of chicks talking."
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FREE Tanning, W/D, PC Lab
24-hr Gym, Gated Entry
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Avail by Dec. 0 On UF bus route Will give
free stuff away w/apt Nice deal. 377-3264
DUCKPOND w/LOFT BR
Adorable 1/1 apt. for female grad student.
$550/mo utils incl. No pets. Avail now 339-
4222 Iv msg. 11-22-20-1
Grad Student Roommates Wanted
Huge 3BR house in very quiet neighborhood
across from Royal Park Plaza. Inc All Utils,
cable, phone, W/D. $450/mo 352-375-2662
ROOM IN A HOUSE W/BIG YARD
10 min from UF. For serious female student,
NS. All included $400/mo Short term ok. 352-
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring Leases Available!
Only $275/mo w/ethernet, util, parking, fur-
nished, one block from campus! 377-4269.
Lovely, efficiency apt. All utilities included-
Quiet setting. 15 minutes from university. No
pets, non-smoker. $450/mo. Call 352-745-
Spacios, clean, 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA.
Spring & summer. Great amenities. $450/mo
incl all utils. or negotiable. Call 305-742-5608
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
352-337-9747 or 78.6-385-3971 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. Kitchefi, living room, laun-
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-
U For Rent
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
Students & Graduates! Live close to UF &
SFCC! $465/mo. All .included. New appli-
ances & furnishings. Avail Jan 06. Leave
msg 386-795-5888 12-1-10-1
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA in Gainesville Apts. W/
D, bed, desk and gated community. $400/MO
utils. incl. Bus #34 comes inside complex.
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-7-72-2
ACROSS FROM UF
1 BRs from $460
Laundry on site, pets ok.
Central Air, walk in closet.'
Open Weekends 371-7777
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* HUGE floorplans! Great Pools!
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* 1BR $550 2 BR $595!
* Bus or bike to UF 335-7275
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1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping; bus
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allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-7-72-2
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* Walk/bike to UF 372-7555
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Call 352-379-9255 12-7-72-2
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Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-7-72-2
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Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
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Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome.
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Spring lease Avail.
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
All the extras! Almost gone!
Call for specials 377-2801
Total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
A/C, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
mowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
appt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
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**1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL**
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats ** $839/mcd
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2BR- over 1100 sq ft ** $725/ mo
1 BR-over 800 sq ft ** $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 376-2507
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Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
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f Ed Baur
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No deposit or lease required. Call Justin 336-
One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util. pd. $360/mo, unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20thAve. 12-7-34-2
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2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
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carpet 2nd fir & paint. W/D, 1.5 mi to UF
$725/mo pets ok Avail now 772-708-7048
*** CUTE, CLEAN, QUIET ***
Stylish 2BR/2BA SW apt, W/D, alarm, sky-
light, mirrored living room, front por6h great
bus rte., pets okay. Avail Jan., $640/mo.
Call 317-8150 for showing and information
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!
DUPLEX 2BR/1BA. New tile, new carpet,
new paint, central AC/heat, W/D hk up.
Walk/bike to UF. 408 NW 5th Ave. Unit A.
$695/mo. 1st/last &sec. www.gatorpads.com
284-0316 or 281-0733 11-28-20-2
Avail Dec several units within 1/2 mi of UF
campus or closer. Efficiency $325 1BR/1BA
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dep. No pets. Contact email@example.com
or Iv msg 352-870-7256 12-7-29-2
HISTORIC APTS Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fiteplaces.
SE historic district. First, last, security. 2BR
&2BR w/study 2-2BR Houses in NW Dntn.
$600-800/mo No dogs please. 378-3704
Walk to UF 2BR.1BA duplex, cent A/C,
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AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Convenient UF access $375 to $620/mo
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VILLAGE LOFT APTS. 1BR Loft apts.
650-750 sq. ft. Starting @ $490/MO. Quiet,
wooded setting. FREE monitored alarm
system. 6400 SW 20th Ave. Call 332-0720
BRAND NEW 1430 SQ FT 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse. Master suite w/private terrace.
Pool, hi spd internet & security system hook-
ups. New appliances. Near UF off 13th St.
$950/mo. Call 561-912-6223, 954-755-1728
Lg 1 BR/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 kitclien, all appi $589/
mo renewable 305-725-8885, 954-907-5900
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3BR units. Available now. Starting @
$380/mo. 332-5070, 331-8225 12-7-25-2
WALK TO CAMPUSIMIDTOWN BARSII
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
Great homes for rent in the
UE area! 352-692-3800
3207 W. University Ave
Furnished + pool table, W/D, 2 car garage,
off-street parking, tile floors. Campus Realty
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. 1st Wood floors, W/D, DW, clean,
no pets, sm, 1038 SW 6th Dr. $600/mo
Close in. Lots of green space. Large 4BR/
2BA Home Screen porch. No pets. $800/MO
Call (352)378-9220 or 213-3901 12-7-24-2
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
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
CLOSE TO UF
*4BR/3BA house hdwd firs, DW, W/D, cent.
H/AC, fireplace, carport $1400/MO 1562
NW 18th St. 6 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. Carol 377-3852
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 11-17-5-2
Close to UF & Shopping
2BR/1.5BA condos W/D hookups
$700/MO 494-9045 or 494-2173
WALK TO CLASS! Nice 2/1 house with big
fenced yard. W/D. 716 NW 4th Ave. $695/mo
evenings 472-9273, mobile 494-3154 or
$380 only permo, private BR & BA. Very well
maintained unit. Laundry room facilities, full
kitchen. Includes all util & dsl. 10 min from
UF. 954-830-8468 email@example.com
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.
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
1 BLK to UF! 2BR/1BAApt
$550/Mo 216 SW 12th Street
Window A/C, Nat Gas ht. Wood Floors
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
1 Blk to UFI 1BR/1BAApt
$470/Mo 1236 SW4th Avenue
Central H & Air, Carpet, Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
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
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BRAND NEW CAMPUS VIEW CONDO
2 minute walk Shands. 3BR/3BA $550/mo/
room. Alarm, W/D, Beautiful view: Available
now. Call 561-994-2146 11-22-5-2
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2BR/1BA apt in older house next to
University Ave and 7th Terr. Pets ok, some
utilities included. $475/mo Greg 214-3291
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2/1 Close to UF/Downtown. New interior,
clawfoot tub $650/mo Drive by! Call 352-
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.
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Near Law School 3/1, $1200/mo. 1st, last,
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hook up, Wood floors, cent A/C, gas heat,
trees. Call Tom >8pm or weekends 954-529-
EFFICIENCY w/Util included
$575/Mo tile floors, includes Washer/Dryer
Cable/Internet. Very Nice. Near Law School
729 NW 22nd St. Call Jed Merrill
352-538-7968 or 352-372-1494 11-23-5-2
250 STEPS FROM CAMPUS!
College Park sudio, util, incl, clean, walk
to the bars! For spring. Call Cat 352-514-
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
HAMPTON OAKS -2BR/2BA Apt. Great
amenities. DW, W/D, fitness ctr., pool, spa
& security system. Very clean. $865/mo. Call
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
1BR in 4BR/2BA apt. @ ROYAL VILLAGE
5 min from campus. Furnished with W/D.
$440/mo. Call Atiya 352-338-9980 11-21-
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1BR in 4BR/2BA house across from stadium
$335/mo + utils. Avail Jan-Aug. Newly reno-
vated, W/D, new appl. Call 352-262-7887
1 or both rooms in 2BR Downtown apt.
Quiet neighborhood. Close to Shands, UF,
& library. $350/mo per room. Pets ok. Call
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
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
Roommate needed for house 2 blocks N of
campus. $450/month + util. female only. call
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-
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
Nice 1 BR/ 1 BA loft apartment, no room- Spacious
mates. 2701 SW 13th St. Available Nov 1- Water, se
July 30, rent free in Nov. $615 mo +util. Pets incl. Call
addi. fee. 239-281-4411. 11-18-10-3 11-23-9-3
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poolside STUDIO just $489/MO:
wer,- trash pick-up, pest control
246-8678 for move in specials
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CAMPUS CLUB 1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA
Utilities included. W/D in unit, furnished, free
cable & ethernet, $390/MO. Avail Jan.-Aug
Female @ University Commons 1BR in a
4BR/2BA furnished $340/MO plus util. or
negotiable. Available Jan 1 Call Shari @407-
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-
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 253-968-3584 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!
1BR in 4BR/2BA house 1 block to campus
w/3 females. $400 + utilities available Jan-
June. Spacious w/large front porch. Call
Julie @ 352-262-8601. 1128 SW 1st Ave
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 1t121-5-3
2BR/2BA 1st floor apt in Boardwalk Apts.
Avail now-7/31106. Split floorplan, sunken
living rm, storage, sliding glass door to
deck $695/mo 1st mo rent is neg. Call
Julie @ 239-839-7404 11-21-5-3
Female @ The Laurels apts in a 2BR/2BA.
Spacious living area. Rent is $465/mo. Avail
Dec 15th. DEC IS FREE. Pets welcome. Has
2 porches, gym, pool, tanning bed. 813-367-
Guys, 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Melrose avail
Jan-Aug. Furnishings, cable, Ethernet, W/D,
utils included. Quiet/clean roommates. Short
bus ride to campus. Rent is only $325! Call
1BR/1BA new, 1st fir apt. Move-in ready.
Quiet, behind Butler Plaza, pool, fitness,
internet, clubhouse $589/mo, elec only. 373-
1111, 338-1943 12-7-14-3
1 l Subeases
1BR/tBA in 3BR/3BA, W/D, rent $345/mo
+ 1/3 util. Available now! 352-213-5479-
Female roommate needed for Santa Fe
Pointe apts room: furnished, utils, pvt bath-
room, pool, gym & tanning booth. Market
value $439 but it's yours for $399/mo only!
Lease runs Jan-July 06. Call 305-336-3245
FIRST TWO MONTHS FREE 2BR/1BA in
College Park. Available 1/06 tro 7/06. Walk
to class and the bars. $835/mo. Call Brandon
@ 352-235-2800 or email email@example.com
First month's rent free! 2/1 apt behind
Chipolte on NW 15th St. Walking distance to
campus and bars. Pets welcome. W/D facility
and pool. Call Eric 352-514-6190 1-9-15-3
1BR/1BA in 3BR/2BA, W/D, cable & wore-
less internet, near to SW Rec. $280 + 1/3 util.
Avail in Dec, one month free, Call Xu @ 352-
275-6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 11-22-5-3
WALK TO CLASS! 1BR in 4/2.5 house. Pool,
washer/dryer, dishwasher, lots of space,
parking, private entrance. Available spring.
Mike 352-2.19-8080 11-29-7-3
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO 3BR/3BA avail in
4BR/4BA Jan 1. Ethernet & util incl, W/D,
nicely furn, secure. Exercise/pool direct bus
UF 3 mi. $465/mo/room. Vanessa 352-217-
3464, Flo 352-636-4814 12-7-14-3
Spacious 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA at Lexington
Crossing. Fully furnished, everything includ-
ed. Female only. Great rommmates $450/
mo. Call Jackie 813-624-2677 11-22-5-3
LIVE DOWNTOWN! Arlington Square town-
house-style 2BR/2BA apt avail. Jan. '06.
Quiet bldg/end unit close to UF + busses.
Call Chris 352-246-9048 12-7-14-3
Jan 2006 Gainesville Place. All inclusive,
furnished, W/D, private bath. $495/mo, but
only pay $395! email@example.com or
Avail Dec 19 thru Aug 10. Only pay rent from
Jan-July! $395/mo all utils, cable, inet incl.
Furnished, W/D. Campus Club 1BR in 3BR/
2BA apt (share bath). Female only. Contact
1 bed/1 bath in a 2 bed/2 bath, close to com-
pus & bars on Univ $480/mo + util. Free inter-
net, 1/06 8/06. Call Cara @ 727-804-6932
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 12-7-14-3
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
$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
DUCKPOND/Creekview/nice house. Large
BR $400; medium BR $350 + 1/3 utilities.
High ceilings bright space, wood firs, carport.
Perfect for art, gardening, studying, good
housemates, fun. Now or Jan 374-7038
Avail Dec 2 rooms in large house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep.
NS, no pets. Contact email@example.com
or leave message at 352-870-7256 12-7-29-
M/F roommate wanted for 1BR/pvt. bath in
3BR/2BA apt. w/2 females. W/D, cox internet
& cable. Avail. Jan.- earlyAug. $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
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
) 1 Roommates
Chill, laidback roommate for large 2/2.5
townhouse in Casablanca w/hammock, high
speed, W/D, $350 + utilities. Leo 352-372-
1894. Avail now. 12-1-10-3
Clean, quiet 2BR 1.5BAApt by Jan 1 to July
31, renewable 1044 sqft, pool, tennis, laun-
dry Brookwood Terrace NW 23 Blvd $650/
MO No deposit, 336-0449 11-22-5-3
1 or 2BR & BA fully-furn'd in 3/3 townhouse
- Arlington Square; downtown; walk'g dis-
tance 4m restr's, bars; shrt. drive to UF. Beg
Dec./Jan. @ $300/mo+ elec. 305-975-0015
Campus Club Apt 3BR/2BA direct bus to UF
Near Butler Plaza T3/cable TV, furnished,
pool/gym. $385 utilities incl. Spring/summer.
Male only. Call 954-871-7037 11-23-5-3
2BR/2.5BA only $730/mol!l
Jan-July 06' 2yr old townhouse in
Kensington South Apts. on 20th Ave. Hi-
Speed Broadpand I-net & W/D incl!
352-256-4907 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Club Apts.
Male or Female
Included: hi-spd. int., cbl., pool, elec, water,
furnished. Can move in Jan. 1 ONLY $446
Contact AbRebLee@aol.com 12-1-10-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
-students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-7-72-4
F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte.
W/D. $475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
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
STUDIOUS, CLEAN, NICE
Female roommate wanted large BR in
2BR/2BA Heritage of Gainesville Apt. Pets
ok. $445/mo. Util Included! 904-591-4727
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
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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 11-
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 email@example.com
FEMALE for 1BR in 2BR downtown two-
story house $350/MO. Must love dogs. Call
3BR/2BA Northwood Pines house 1300 sq.
ft. Large fenced yard, $300/mo per room, 2
roomates needed. Available now. Call 472-
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
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 util, furn., W/D, DW, pvt bath, DSL. 3
blocks from UF. Call Dave @ 954-821-6229.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
a Roommates 3
In NEW 2/2.5 townhouse. Everything new +
W/D. $430 + 1/2 utilities. Call 352-870-2506
or email email@example.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
3BR/1BA- 1 BLOCK to UF
1227 SW 4th 1 or 2 rooms available.
Perfect location. Perfect condition. Need 1 or
2 roommates. Split $1135/mo.
Call 352-514-5060 or 904-716-1609 11-
1 BR avail in 3BR/2BA apt. $273/MO Aspen
Ridge Available Jan. 1st. W/D & DW. Call
Now! 813-390-3355 11-18-3-4
1 Room in 4BR/4BA Countryside
Apt. Close to UF on bus rt. W/D utils., cable
w/HBO, and DSL incl. $400/MO No deposit.
Female only NS. Call 954-680-0918 12-
ROOM FOR RENT! Walking distance to UF
on bus route- EVERYTHING INCLUDED
except phone! $500/MO Split.rent w/a friend.
For more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Female needed for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
@ Countryside. $425/MO incl. utils, cable,
internet, furn., AVail NOW! Call 727-510-
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED. 2BR/1BA
and garage $390 + utils. Share.w/1 female
UF student. House close to campus. 1216
NW 16th Ave. 457-1813 11-22-5-4
3BR/2BA 2000+ sq. ft. furnished house.
Parquet wood floors, gourmet kitchen, 5 min-
ute bike to campus. Looking for quiet, clean
person. $425/mo utilities included + $200
deposit. Call 352-283-4571 or 352-494-8189
Non-smoker grad., phD or Christian female
preferred. Own room & bath in 2/2 condo in
SW area by park. $375 plus 1/2 elec. Basic
cable phone & pest incl. LM 375-0084 11-
M/F roommate for 4BR/3BA house on 34th
St & University. $300/mo + 1/4 util. Avail Dec
1st. Great roommates. Call Anthonly 222-
SPRING LEASE 4BR/4BA condo $410/mo -
everything incl. Countryside Apts. Female
only non-smokers looking for a fun room-
mate! Contact Jackie 813-924-1520 12-
Male roommate needed. Serious student.
.House close to UF. Easy access to 1-75/
Santa Fe. W/D, internet. $450/mo all utils
included. Call Mike 386-235-5400 or 386-
Female roommate needed. 4BR/4BA @
Countryside. Own BA & large closet. Secure.
All amenities. $410/mo utils included. Call
Mike 386-235-5400 or 386-676-9703 12-
HOUSE DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM UF
STADIUM. 3BR/1BA Must be clean. Move-
in at end of Dec. Call ASAP 352-317-0433
1 room w/screened balcony, share BA for
female. $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
Looking for a 3rd female student roommate
to share beautiful 3BR/2BA condcprithin
Cypress Point. All util incl internet + cable.
On bus route 20. Close to mall. $400/mo.
Call Lauren 352-871-3831 11-29-5-4
$230 mo + 1/2 util. Lg bedroom in 2 bedrm
apt. Wood floors, 10 ft ceilings, private, cov-
ered parking. 5 min walk to UF. Quiet area.
Clean roommate. Vintage style! Call 865-
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20, A-EIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2005
0 1 Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers.Wlastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-7-72-5
Existing condos & luxury condos near UF'
at affor.ble prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or call
today Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus
Realty Group 11-30-19-5
Spectacular university views. Walk to UF &
the stadium. Classic New Orleans appeal
with state-of-the-art luxury. Reserve today.
52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
Eric Wild 870-9453 12-7-80-5
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
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
2BR/1.5BA condo. Completely remod-
eled. New appliances. New wood, carpet,
tile floors. $122,500. FSBO. Call Brian @
352-262-3006, Iv msg or 352-334-5045
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
mattreS& box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 12-7-72-6
BED King Pillowtop mattress & box springs.
Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never
been used, in plastic with warranty. Sell
$170. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver..12-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $185 Brand new in .pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail, Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-7-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $160 332 9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-72-6
BEDS Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
* Queen sets $89 0 Single sets $39 *King
sets $99 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
J t i f i ; i :
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 *queen sets $149
*king sets $189 Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953. We deliver.
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; .new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets.
**Full-$100 Queen-$130 King-$195**
Brand name matching sets not used-or re-,
furbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory!
A better product at a better price. Wholesale
Furniture Dealer (3205 SW 40th Blvd. off
Archer Rd.) 376-1600. Ask for Rachel or
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with-war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic; w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-7-72-6
Bedroom Set Brand New! Still in boxes! HB
- $125, NS $75, Dresser $135, Mirror $75,
Chest $135. Can Deliver.. (352) 264-9799
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 Brand New! Loveseat $170 Still
in package, never used. Can Del. 376-1600
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br: New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-7-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free -Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $90 Queen $110 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$115 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $325 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-72-6
Futon $160 Solid Oak Mission Style with
plush mattress. All brand NEW still in box.
Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-7-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL-Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-7-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $90 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-7-59-6
I II Furnishings- -
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
WASHER AND DRYER 4 SALE:
Kenmore Brand Older model washer works
great. Dryer needs heating element. Power
cord included. $200. Sell as a set only 352-
224-8093 11-22-5-6 MA M:Vi
W A4Mak& House CcA&'
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES 0 SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 12-7-72-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12 -. .r9.
- computer/laptop repair
- virus, spyware, hardware
- $10 discounts, cheapest!
- home/dorm 352-219-2980
G'ville Computer Repair
Service on all PC MAC and Networks. 1204
NW 13th St, Ste #10: 352-337-2500 12-7-
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-
722 S. Main 0 The Red Bldg
WE ARE CHEAPER
GATOR CAR ALARMS Take a bite out of
crime $99.95. Installed FREE. Gainesville's
oldest car alarm and car stereo specialty
store. 373-3754 Audio Outlet. 12-7-84-8
Car stereo, car alarms, mobile video, mobile
navigation, custom wheels and tires, and
automobile performance at Sound Depot &
Performance. 374-7700 sdp-alligator.com.
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 0
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 12-7-72-9
J violorcycies, viopeas
Used not abused. From basic transportation
to highend stuff. All styles. Great prices. 5
blocks from UF in College Park. 870-8693
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to U
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-53.
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-72-10
by Bob Brackin
containing "Gainesville Stories"
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
l Motorcycles. Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
- Q swim
*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
I ***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.
*NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS*
New location now open 1901 NW 67th Place
Best prices in Gainesville. Owned by Gator
grads. Will beat all Gainesville competitor's
prices on similar models. 12-7-84-11
SCOOTER, 50cc, SUZUKI
POWERED 2005 Oil injection, lots of stor-
age. Over 100 mpg. Park anywhere. ONLY
$795 262-4673 12-7-25-11
VERUCCI SCOOTERS for sale 49cc 4
stroke electric start. Remote alarm & ignition.
Reaches 45-50 mph. Makes 80-100mpg. 1
new blue $1150, 1 used yellow $1000, Call
2004 Trimumph Daytona 600cc 3,000miles.
Still under factory warranty $5,200 OBO Call
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I Motorcycles, Mopeds] M
1999 YAMAHA R6 rare blue-red-shite
coloring, perfect for campus! Polished
frame/muffler. Email email@example.com for
info/pics. Must pay rent! $3700 352-283-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
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Best Cars Lowest Prices
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For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
*WE PAY CASH*
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Any year, make, model, mileage, condi-
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359-5399 or email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
1999 NISSAN SENTRASE
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83k miles. $6000 OBO 384-3811 11-29-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
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TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
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THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
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Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
Blind lady needs health majors interested in
walking at least three times a week. Call 352-
219-6948. Thanks. 11-30-93-13
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Call 800-598-9850 x 783
FT and Mgmt positions also available.
Personal care attendant needed. No experi-
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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
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and guaranteed hourly rate of pay.
Apply in person:
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Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
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an interview. 11-18-24-14
SALES ASSOCIATE FOR GROUPS
Previous hotel sales experience preferred.
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Are. you energetic and motivated? Are you
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is now hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS. Come by
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PIZZA MAKERS FLYER DISTRIBUTORS
AND DRIVERS NEEDED. Apply at 3458 W.
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to 4810 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813
or call Don @ 863-581-7979 11-23-10-14
**Education Retail Store**
Seeking PT help. Please bring in a resume
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WEB DESIGNER WANTED
Experience in HTML, PHP, SQL & Graphic
Design a must. Call Dave 352-870-7467
AutoCAD PT person M-F daily. 30-50 hrs/
weekly. $10.50/hr. Must be dependable &
have good knowledge of basicAutoCAD. 1 mi
to campus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Wells @ 219-1183 11-23-9-14
JEWELLS NOW HIRING
Security, Bartenders, Promotional help.
Apply in person, Mon. thru Fri. 108 S. Main
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Work your own hours.
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JW Furniture seeks M/F energetic, motivated
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Contact Alex Cutler 305-766-6339 11-17-
EXP. PHP DEVELOPER
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LEASING AGENTS FT/PT
Experiesse a must. Royal Village Apts. 352-
338-0202 e-mail resume: weloveUFsUtdents
Earn between $10-$20/hr!
Flexible schedule. Great Opportunity
For info contact Meghan 379-3663
PT COMPUTER SUPPORT POSITION
Business office looking for an end user
computer support person to assist w/office
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work. Rotating days off. Req completion of
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MEDICAL OFFICE PT Daily, afternoons &
early evenings. Computer skills req. Send
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Gainesville, 32605 11-29-10-14
Apartment Hunters now accepting applica-
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MAJOR INTERNET RETAILER
Various positions in IT, Business Dev.
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MEMORABILIA COMPANY in Alachua is
looking for reliable flexible person to help
in bur shipping & photography depts. 15-40
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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
Banyan Biomarkers Inc.
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time help (10-20 h/wk) flexible hours; for
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Science and computer skills required. The
successful candidate will gain invaluable
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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
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seeking native French speaker
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Flexible Hours. Call 371 7559 11-21-5-14
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Office Mgr./Admin Asst.-
Afternoon hours. People-person w/good
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LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTORANT is look-
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7038 NW 10th Place behind Red Lobster
Female companions to care for 22yr. old
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or call 333-9000. 11-22-4-14
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Gator Dining Services needs experienced
professionals for weekend and night posi-
tions. Pay based on experience, flexible
hours. Apply at Gator Dining Services, B73
Reitz Union, Museum Rd or online at
- 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 $8-10 hr 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 12-1-10-14
Catering Sales Coordinator:
Classic Fare Catering, located on the UF
Campus, is looking for a full time Catering
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Heavy typing, filing and excellent phone
skills required. Must possess strong com-
puter, customer service skills and the ability
to multi-task. Menu & party planning experi-
ence a plus We offer competitive pay, ben-
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FT Asst Mgr/FT or PT Leasing Agt
Great customer service skills, able to handle
busy environment. Some Sats required.
Apply at 1902 SW 42nd Way or fax resume
to 352-375-4434 Ventura Apts. 11-22-4-14
Designer needed for websites, e-newslet-
ters, and other related e-marketing methods.
Nationwide archery coaches organization
located in Newberry provides instructor
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Candidate will design training websites,
produce e-newsletters and other internet-
based promotional materials. No experience
in archery required. Work from city or in
Newberry office, flexible part-time hours.
Email resume and work samples to
Close To UF, Convenient
533 SW 2nd Ave. 377-1771
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
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30 acres lighted arena round pens -stan-
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352-472-2627 or Iv msg @ 339-2193 Owner
on premisis 35+ yrs exp. Lessons avail.
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EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
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x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
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All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
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MATH TUTOR 7 years experience. BS
in Engineering,. UF English/Spanish. Call
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The Independent Florida Alligator is
seeking an individual whom will have
the sole responsibility for operations of.
our computer systems. This individual
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exp. 24-hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677
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Alachua County Health Dept. Call
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SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480.
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
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
1107 SW2ndAve 373-7070
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 12-7-72-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
CLEARANCE SALE All CDs must go -
100,000+ CDs on sale $5.99. Ten for $50.
We need more room for our GIANT DVD
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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
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2005
UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators to take on Wake in NYC
By DAN TREAT
Before Billy Donovan was the dean
of Southeastern Conference coaches,
before he lead UF to the Final Four or
a SEC Tournament championship, he
was a stock broker.
For six months between his play-
ing days in the Continental Basketball
Association and before joining the
coaching staff at Kentucky with Rick
Pitino, Donovan spent his time, as he
describes it, in a room with a stack of-
It was an experience during high
school, however, that set him on a dif-
"My high school was right next
to a Long Island Railroad station,"
Donovan said. "And I could remember
all the time guys just lined up in rows
waiting for the train doors to open
up, and in the middle of February,
December, January-it's freezing out
there. You can see the smoke from
"The Garden is another
arena. [It's still] 94 feet, two
goals, ten people. We can go
play it in a park and it will be
the exact same basketball."
"I just said 'Everyone looks so mis-
erable, like no one's happy, everybody
is miserable every day. And I just said
I don't want to do this, this is not what
I want to do."
That led Donovan to an assistant's
job at Kentucky, a head coaching gig
at Marshall and eventually the head
job at UF.
And for the third time in Donovan's
tenure, the job has led him back to the
financial capital of the world as the
Gators prepare to square-off against
No. 18 Wake Forest tonight in the
semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer
The Deacons are coming off
less-than-impressive wins against
Mississippi Valley State and George
Mason-the latter in overtime-in
their regional last week.
They are also dealing with the
early departure of guard Chris Paul,
who was selected by the New Orleans
Hornets with the 5t pick in the NBA
"Wake Forest has lost some really
good players," Donovan said. "When
Tim Casey Alligator Statt
Coach Billy Donovan earns a technical during the Gators' win against
Albany on Thursday. He's returning home to New York tonight.
you lose an NBA top-five pick as your
point guard, there's always going to be
On Friday the Gators -will face ei-
ther Syracuse or Texas Tech.
Bobby Knight -led Indiana to a
victory against Syracuse in the 1987
NCAA title game, and Syracuse de-
feated Billy Donovan's Providence
squad in the National Semifinals to get
to the title game.
This weekend provides a reunion
between the three.
And while the Gators may be the
least regarded team of the four, they're
eager to crash the party.
"Why not?" senior Adrian Moss
said after he was asked if UF can win
the tournament. "Executing our style
of play, we're going to run, we're going
to press, we're going to defend, we're
going to rebound and we're going to
be unselfish.. We do that, [and] we can
And for his part, Moss isn't buying
into the hype surrounding Madison
"I'm from Texas, so the Astrodome
is the big thing for me," Moss said.
"The Garden is pretty much another
arena to me...I went my freshman
year, it smells like old beer to me."
Moss said whathe most remembers
is wanting to take the Jimi Hendrix
poster off the wall on the way to the
locker room because he's a big fan.
When it boils down to it, Moss said,.
the players are still playing the same
"The Garden is another arena," he
said. "[It's still] 94 feet, two goals, ten
people. We can go play it in a park and
it will be the exact same basketball."
Random thoughts fill
Tenacious E's brain
d you hear that? I swore I heard the Century
power play the old-school WWF Undertaker
L theme song after the Gators' conference hopes
were tombstoned in Columbia. Cue Steve Spurrier with
urn and Paul Bearer ensemble, because here are some
random thoughts of the week.
mWith a campus and football team reeling about the
disappointment of yet another season without a trip to
Atlanta, I choose to look at the glass as half full.
When the griping is all said and done, Coach Urban
Meyer is still in his first year in the toughest college
football conference in the nation with only one class of
players that he recruited for his ideal system.
Fans' expectations called for
Ithe Rose Bowl at the beginning
of the season, but the reality of
4 the situation is this for Gator
Nation: quit hating.
The football team has its own
Eric Esteban issues to deal with, but at this
Tenacious E rate of complaining, it could turn
Tenacious E into the next Alabama and Bear
firstname.lastname@example.org Bryant situation, where no coach
is good enough for a program
disillusioned with title hopes,
but really engulfed in a lack of leadership.
It wasn't Meyer who missed key tackles and com-
mitted 11 penalties, and while he should be blamed for
slow dancing through an offensive drive late, it's up to
the players to step their game up for FSU and head into
the bowl/recruiting/spring season on a high note.
N UF won't be in a conference championship, but
on Dec. 3 history will be made. The Miami Hurricanes
will likely play against the Florida State Seminoles
once again, but this time it'll be in Jacksonville for the
ACC Championship. Honestly, does Jacksonville call
this the World's Largest Outdoor Criminal Party? Will
complimentary orange jump suits be passed out at The
Landing before the game? Are all 14 of Miami's fans
going to attend the game or will they even be aware
it's happening? Did Bobby Bowden get his 16 hours of
sleep last night? These are things I need to know.
i Tonight will be the first chance for everyone to
get a look at the real Spread'n'Shred on campus the
men's basketball team. When the unranked Gators tip
off at 7 p.m. on ESPN against No. 18 Wake Forest, it is
safe to say this team will be more fun to watch then the
Roberson-Walsh-Lee centered group of a year ago.
Coach Billy Donovan sports four sophomores and
a junior in his starting lineup, but without the afore-
mentioned trio, the Gators are playing a new fast-break
conducive brand of Billy Ball.
Through two cake-walk games, UF is playing un-
selfish basketball, getting assists on 71.1 percent of their
field goal attempts. It was a normal occurrence for cen-
ter Al Horford or small forward Corey Brewer to start
the fast break, and Chris Richard looks like he can be
a force off the bench. If shooting guard Lee Humphrey
can continue to shoot lights out from beyond the arc (9-
14), it will be interesting to see how this team does with
their first challenge of the year.
SThe Santa Fe Community College
men's basketball team struggled
early, but outscored Melbourne by 18
in the second half en route to a 76-
57 victory on Wednesday. Torrance
Walker led SFCC with 21 points.
E The NCAA placed South Carolina
football on three years probation
for violations under former coach
Lou Holtz. The 'Cocks will lose four
scholarships but will remain bowl
P 2001: In Steve Spurrier's final game
against FSU as UF coach, the Gators defeat
the Seminoles 37-13. A we6k later they
would face Tennessee with national title
hopes, and fall 34-32 in the Swamp.
*Basketball: UF vs. Wake Forest
ESPN, 7 p.m.
*Syracuse vs. Texas Tech
ESPN, 9 p.m.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 25
Noah returns home in a starring role
By DAN TREAT
The first Ali-Frazier fight in
Willis Reed limping onto the
:ourt in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA
Mark Messier lifting the
3tanley Cup high over his head
Joakim Noah is all too familiar
with the legendary status of the
building 'that he will be playing
As a teenager, he lived just
20 blocks away from Madison
As a child living in France, he
had attended games with his fa-
ther when they were vacationing
in New York.
Tonight, Noah will have his
chance to live the dream and
make his mark on New York's
"That's everybody's dream
in New York is to play in the
Garden," Noah said. "Even when
I talk about it with some of the
guys, they don't re'ize how big
it is to play in an arena with so
much tradition. Muhammad Ali
fighting there, all the great games
over there, there's just so much
Noah was bom in the Big
Apple to 1978's Miss Sweden
Cecilia Rodhe and 1983 French
Open Champion Yannick Noah,
a recent inductee into the Tennis
Hall of Fame.
Noah moved across the Atlantic
Ocean to Paris when he was 3, only
to return to the Big Apple 1D years
And despite his natural athleti-
cism, he wasn't very polished as a
"He was pretty raw," said Bill
McNally, who coached Noah for
two years at Poly Prep Country
Day School in Brooklyn. "But he
was very enthusiastic, and you
could tell that he was athletic,
and he was very coordinated. But
in terms of basketball skill and
basketball I.Q., that wasn't really
Noah already stood 6-foot-6
When he transferred to Poly Prep
for his sophomore year from the
United Nations International
- School, but McNally said it was his
effort and willingness to learn that
most aided in his development.
"He's the hardest worker I've
ever had," McNally said. "He was
like a sponge. He really wanted to
learn every little drill, every little
thing he could do to get better."
McNally credited a tremendous
amount of Noah's desire to his
"He kind of has an individ-
ual athlete's approach to a team
game," McNally said. "I think
that's a big asset to him.
"His father being such a great
tennis player if you're a tennis
player, it's not like you have other
people around you to push you as
much. It's got to really come from
inside, and I think his self-motiva-
tion is a big part of his develop-
- And his background also
landed him the nickname of "The
Noble One" as he played along-
side NBA players Ron Artest,
Jason Terry and Jamaal Tinsley at
New York's famed Rucker Park
this past summer.
"It's a great experience every
single time playing in New York,"
Noah said. "They have a survival-
of-the-fittest mentality, and I feel
like being out there for a month
definitely helped me get my swag-
ger back. It was just a great oppor-
A Tough Start
That swagger may have evapo-
rated last season when Noah
saw little action in UF's crucial
games down the stretch and
barely played in the Southeastern
Conference and NCAA tourna-
UF coach Billy D6novan re-
members Noah's disappointment.
"He was a kid at the end of
last year that was completely
devastated, and he was very, very
emotional," Donovan said. "He
was so competitive and passion-
ate and he wanted to play."
Noah's play earlier in the
season had been slowed after
he contracted mono, and he was
also buried behind David Lee, Al
Horford and others on the depth
After not playing in UF's
NCAA opening-round victory
against Ohio, he watched film
with'Donovan in his hotel room,
distraught that he didn't get an
opportunity to play in the game.
"I told him last year when we
were sitting in the hotel room,
'Jo, this season is going to end,'"
Donovan said. "And David Lee is
going to be gone, and right now
it's about you learning, it's not
about you getting playing time..
"He wanted to play, but he
understood why he wasn't...and
I think ever since that talk, his
focus has totally changed because
I think he realizes that [he's] going
to be relied upon now."
Now, with Noah being counted
on to produce on a night-in night-
out basis, he has responded in the
early going. He poured in a career-
high 17 points against Albany last
week to secure UF's place in The
World's Most Famous Arena.
"I've been dreaming about this
for a long time," Noah said after
that game. "It's finally here, and
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Bruno Silva can only watch as
Joakim Noah goes for the layup
in UF's exhibition win against
West Florida on Nov. 4. After
a year on the -bench, Noah is
a starter and has a chance to
it's just a great feeling to be able
to go home. I'm going to need a
budget for tickets."
His enthusiasm for the experi-
ence has not been lost on his team-
"That's all he's been talking
about ever since we beat Albany,"
Taurean Green said. "In the locker
room, he was like, 'We're going to
New York! We're going to New
And since Noah already
plays with heightened emotions,
Donovan is concerned that he may
try to do too much in front of the
"He is a guy I'm somewhat
concerned about," Donovan said.
"I think anytime a player goes
home for the first time and you get
a chance to play in front of family
and friends, sometimes you really
add some pressure on yourself.
"Jo's an excitable guy, and I
think he can sometimes get too
emotional. So keeping him on
an even keel here will be impor-
For a kid from New York, how-
ever, there is nothing bigger than
playing on this stage, and Noah,
who received about 35 ticket re-
quests, will be living the dream the
next two days:
"That's the dream, for a New
York City kid to play in..the
Garden," said McNally, who will
be attending both games. "You
grow up going there, and obvious-
ly Joakim would go there to watch
the Knicks, so that's kind of like
the Mecca of New York City. That's
the ultimate court to play on.
"I think for a kid from New
York, if they could play anywhere
in the world, that would be where
they would play "'
Tim Casey. Alligator Statl
Joakim Noah muscles his way to the paint in UF's exhibition win against Embry-Riddle on Nov. 1. Noah's
hometown family and friends can watch the New Yorker up close tonight when the Gators face Wake
Forest at Madison Square Garden in the semi-finals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
26, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2005
Swimmer making waves at UF
By RACHEL ROBINS
As he leaps into the water, he takes
one deep breath and focuses only on
the wall ahead. Once he finishes the
race, he gets out of the pool, quietly
goes about his business and jumps in
This is a typical scenario for UF
swimmer Darian Townsend. Traveling
under water, Townsend has gone
almost unnoticed as he has become a
premier athlete on UF's swim team,
and that suits him just fine.
"I am quiet, focused, calm, and I try
not to let things bother me," Townsend
A sophomore, Townsend was part
of the South African 4x100 freestyle
relay team that took gold and broke a
world record at the 2004 Olympics.
"It was unbelievable just to qualify,
and to win a gold medal and break a
world record," Townsend said.
As a high school student, Townsend
dabbled in many sports besides swim-
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Genetically, however, it was almost
predetermined that he would compete
in water polo and swimming. His
mother is a swimming instructor and
his dad played water polo. Eventually,
Townsend had to decide which parent's
passion to pursue whole-heartedly.
"Even though swimming is small,
water polo ig even
smaller in South
to focus on swim-
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Soon, his coach
Townsend in South Africa e-
mailed UF, and then
Townsend began corresponding with
UF by e-mail.
"I am not a cold climate person, so
Florida was a logical place," he said.
Becoming a United States resident
and a UF student was not an easy tran-
sition for the now 21-year-old athlete.
"I miss my mom's food," Townsend
Adjusting to UF's coaching staff
wasn't any easier.
"If I had a bad day in South Africa,
they left me alone," Townsend said.
"Here coaches let me know I am having
a bad day and don't leave me alone."
However, Townsend said that he
now understands the coaches here and
the situation has improved.
"He's very intense and directed,"
UF swimming coach Gregg Troy said.
"He knows what he wants to do and is
very much a perfectionist."
Townsend also has figured out how
to balance sports and academics.
He wakes up before the crack of
dawn and practices twice a day once
at 6 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. He also
likes to fall asleep to Nip/Tuck.
However, there are days when he's
just like every other UF student. He at-
tends UF football games, although he
admits he leaves early.
After college he hopes to compete in
the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and then
turn professional. One person already
thinks that Townsend will leave perma-
nent waves in UF's swimprogram.
"He has the skills to be the best,"
Troy said. "He is just scratching the
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Seniors say 'bye' to 0-Dome
By BRYAN JONES
As the volleyball fans at the
O'Connell Center showed their
appreciation for four years of hard
work and success, tears began to
stream down Jane Collymore's
"It was emotional," said the
two-time All-American. "I told
Myself that I wasn't going to cry,
but when I stepped out there it felt
Collymore and fellow senior
captain Rachel Engel were hon-
ored prior to last Sunday's match
against Mississippi State-the last
regular season home match of their
"Both of them are playing the
best volleyball of their careers,
which is exactly what we want as
coaches-by their senior year to be
playing their very best volleyball,"
"As I told their parents when
their parents talked before the
match about how much they
are going to miss being here, I
said, 'I'll know when I will really
miss them-next year, come next
August when they are not on the
Presented with framed replica
jerseys, the O-Dome fans roared in
appreciation for the two seniors.
"We. just want to really
go out, play hard and try
to let them go out with a
UF opposite hitter
"You get chills in a situation like
that," said Engel, who is on pace to
break the Southeastern Conference
record for digs in a season.
But don't try telling Wise they
have played their last home game.
"We hope not," Wise said.
Should the Gators impress the
selection committee for the NCAA
Tournament, UF would host the
opening rounds of the tournament,
which would give Collymore and
Engel an opportunity to clinch a
Sweet 16 berth in their O'Connell
The Gators will head. into the
SEC Tournament with the knowl-
edge that an impressive showing
would all but seal the deal.
"Our seniors have been so spe-
cial to us throughout their whole
careers," opposite hitter Amber
McCray said. "We just want to re-
ally go out, play hard and try to let
them go out with a bang."
Collymore's goals for the
Gators range far beyond being an
NCAA Tournament host, however.
Collymore thinks this could be the
-team that finally brings UF its first
"This team is the best I have
played on," Collymore said. "
[Winning a national champion-
.ship] is something Florida has
never done, and everyone wants to
go out saying that they have done
something that no other team has
been able to do. That would be a
great legacy to leave behind."
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Wake Forest: Eric Williams Sr., 6'9" 280 pounds, 20.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg.,.
If someone can put Noah in his place, it's Williams. An efficient post player who can
back down defenders in his sleep, the meaty power forward should have his way
5 with Noah. Expect Wake Forest to look inside all game long.
Florida: AI Horford So., 6'8" 235 pounds, 7.5 rpg., 2.0 bpg., 4.0 apg.
Horford hasn't done anything emphatic so far, but he continues to provide the
blue-collar work the Gators need in the interior. The center will have an adequate body
to bang against in Kyle Visser but Horford should do just fine against Wake Forest.
^4 Wake Forest: Kyle Visser Jr., 6'11", 244 pounds, 8.0 ppg., 7 rpg., 1 bpg.
Visser will tower over Horford, but his 6-foot-11 frame is deceiving. A scrappy player,-
Visser prefers jumpers over hook shots although his post game scoring has been on
the rise. Don't expect much in the points department, but Visser could give Horford
fits at times.
Florida: Corey Brewer ;,.:. ,' 1 c- r j, c. .: c : r.,e
Wake Forest: Trent Str ckland 1.- '-. ..:., 0,r,,ig 1o. t 11_T is
ir: r ,, r, 1 r: 1 G ra..i r. t, i f, n.r r, ., r i.oportun hty to prove he ca.. n score.
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Florida: Lee Hurean Gphreen 177 pounds, 14.5 ppg.,.643 3PT%, 2.0 sapg.
', L r Green has started h is season nicely.,, passing first yet knocking of Coach Billy Donovan,
l- H,.,' needed. ThebI reai surprise occurred during the St. Peters season right on target. Though his
r,,,against Wake Forest when Green will be asked to c,. oportunityto prove he can score
Wake Forest: Jusictinael Dray r 6'2" 94 p .ou .,nds, 4.ppg.,2.apg., 6 .0 torpg.
S' F illing in Chris Paul's sneakers would be or,. mir rr is entering his first season with
'' Gray won't be phased. Moving from shooting guard to po sitting outlastyear. Drum isats
dt h,.,s r ed dribble penetration. Add goodi. ~ii- v i, at Presbyterian, he managed
rida is a young teFlorida Taurean Green Stial, so6'0" 177 pounds, 7.a ppg., 5.test eapg., 2.in thspg.
f. Green has started his season nicely, passing first yet knocking down open jumpers when
season. On pap needed The real surprise occurred duefng he St. Peters season opener w held
'a defending, NCAA scoring champ Keydren Clark to just 11 points. It doesn't get any easier
against Wake Forest when Green will be asked to control the dangerous Justin Gray.
Wake Forest: Justin Gray Sr. 62" 194 pounds, 13.5 ppg., 6.5 apg., 6.0 topg.
Deacons'Filling in Chris Paul's sneakers would be a formidable taskfor almost anybody. ButJustin
veteranGray won't be phased. Movingfrom shooting guard to point guard, Gray could give UF fits
solid defense and Gray poses a plethora of problems.
Florida is a young team with plenty of potential, so this is a perfect test early in the
season. On paper, it looks like the Gators could defeat Wake Forest. However, the
Deacons' top two players are seniors and you can never underestimate
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