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VOLUME 99 ISSUE 69
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2005
Sweeping under Machen's feet
Longtime janitor earns $15K 1C 3
By JUSTIN RICHARDS somebody starts tomorrow, and
Beneath the chambers of UF
President Bernie Machen, a less
famous man keeps the administra-
tion's palace gleaming with mops
"Nobody wants to go to a
messy school," said Cartrell
Robinson, the ground-floor custo-
dian at Tigert Hall.
Machen spends' his typical
morning meeting with administra-
tors in poshly furnished offices.
Meanwhile, Robinson is two floors
below using a pumice stick to
scrape mildew from porcelain.
Before any administrators ar-
rive, Robinson has been in Tigert
for hours. He wakes at 3:30 ev-
ery morning to be at work by 5
Robinson said he has worked in
UF custodial services for 14 years
and makes only 96 cents an hour
more than a brand-new custodian.
"I don't think that's fair," he
said. "You have 14 years in, and
you're not making much more
Including paid holidays,
Robinson makes roughly $15,500
per year about two weeks' pay
He received a 3.6 percent raise
this year, a policy he said has not'
"That doesn't amount to
much," he said.
Meanwhile, a $75,000 bonus
for Machen passed its first level of
approval by the Board of Trustees,
UF's highest governing body, on
The stipend would be his sec-
ond since taking office in 2003, and
he is eligible for a $225,000 bonus
Despite the pay, Robinson said
he loves his job especially be-
cause of its benefits.
For every week Robinson
works, he receives six hours of
vacation time, which he usually
spends with his family.
SEE ROBINSON, PAGE 13.
Jenny Harnish / Alligator
Cartrell Robinson mops the floor of Tigert Hall, where UF President Bernie Machen and his administra-
UF may set tuition rate
* THE UNIVERSITY HAS MADE
WRESTING TUITION CONTROL
FROM THE STATE A PRIORITY.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
UF is looking to make a name for
itself nationally, as members of the
university's highest governing body
work to extend their power on the
state front by gaining authority to set
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees
Committee on Government Relations
on Thursday afternoon, the power to
control tuition rates was named one of
the university's top priorities on its leg-
islative agenda alongside issues such
as salary increases, health insurance
for graduate students, and the Florida
Bright Futures scholarship.
"We have, right now currently,
the lowest tuition rate of any AAU
(Association of American Universities)
school," Government Relations
Chairman Carlos Alfonso said. "We
want the control (over rates)."
In addition to setting undergraduate
tuition rates for Florida residents, the
Board also wants the ability to control
rates for graduate, professional and
The Board of Governors, which over-
sees Florida's 11 public universities, is
due to discuss the issue of whether to
transfer power at its January meeting.
SEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 13
City mulls annexing SFCC
By ALEXIS LLOYD
Twenty signatures sent to the City of
Gainesville may result in the annexation
of 1,400 acres into the city limits.
SFCC, part of Interstate 75 and some of
the surrounding communities could ben-
efit from the annexation with enhanced
bus, police and urban services, said Karen
Snyder, city strategic planner.
"The major benefit will be increased
bus services through [Regional Transit
System] to those areas," Snyder said.
The proposed new bus route would
run from the Oaks Mall, down Newberry
Road, up Fort Clarke, over 23rd Avenue to
SFCC, creating a 20-minute bus route at
the main transportation hub.
"The bus route would improve bus
service, take some cars off the road and
have less traffic congestion," said Barbara
Lipscomb, assistant city manager.
The bus-system services, including
buses and drivers, will be fully funded by
revenue generated in that area. However,
SFCC students would still be required to
pay bus fares.
"Next year, the city will be trying to
pass a legislative bill to have SFCC stu-
dents to be similar to UF and have an
activity fee built in to pay for transporta-
tion," Lipscomb said.
dents in the
area, she said.
The proposed annexation would af-
fect more than 5,000 Alachua County
The area is characterized by a mix of
single-family housing developments,
apartment complexes and commercial
"The residents in the area that are
registered voters will make the decision
SEE CITY, PAGE 11
* UF junior running back
Sklyer Thornton rushes for
3 yards past Mississippi
State linebacker Clarence
McDougal during the
penultimate play of the
Gators' 35-3 win against
the Bulldogs on Oct. 8. It
was Thornton's final carry
of the season.
See story, pg. 28.
other than a
Students donned red
ribbons and gathered on
the Reitz Union Colonnade
on Thursday, acknowledged
globally as World AIDS Day,
to raise awareness and show
support for people living with
See story, pg. 5.
* UF aerospace engineer-
ing sophomore Johnny
Yanchunis camped out
for 18 hours Thursday in
his quest for the record
books as he who has
attended the most Chik-
fil-A grand openings.
See story, pg. 10.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Election nominees unclear
By DAVID COHEN
Afew UF students have said they are interested
in the highest offices of Student Government, but
parties still aren't quite sure who they plan to run
in next Spring's election.
Thomas Jardon, Impact Party president dur-
ing this Fall's elections, said the party is sup-
porting Sen. Jared Hernandez, a UF law student.
However, Jardon said he was unsure if Hemandez
would run with the party.
"Yes, we think that Jared would make the best
student body president," Jardon said.
He said Hernandez's "depth and breadth of
experience" and "willingness to think for himself"
make him a good candidate.
He said Impact plans on "scouring" campus
for vice president and treasurer candidates.
However, Adam Roberts, former spokesman
for the Impact Party during the Fall election, said
Jardon does not represent the entire party and de-
cisions have not been made.
Hernandez said "many student leaders" have
expressed support for him.
Former Student Senate President Diane Kassim-
said if she runs, it will be to "preserve the ideals"
of the Access Party of 2004.
"I am running for student body president if the
students need me to run for student body presi-
dent. I have a genuine concern for the integrity,
character and motivation of the current candidates
that aspire to be student body president."
"I'm always about important change," she said.
Sources tell the Alligator
.- jA9l that Senate President John
Boyles will run for president.
But Boyles said he didn't
.-. ** i want to talk about Spring elec-
tions just yet.
"It's just illegal right now,"
he said. "It's not fair territory to
Boyles talk about in a public way. It's
just too far away."
Boyles could not cite a specific statute stating it
is illegal to say he is considering a run for office.
He is too busy worrying about duties in his
current position, such as issues concerning the es-
tablishment of a campus-improvement committee
and transportation improvements, he said.
Interfraternity Council President John Dicks
said he thought about running for an executive
office earlier in the semester but he might go out
of state for law school.
He said he will help his father, John L. Dicks,
run for a Florida Senate seat this summer. John L.
Dicks is the mayor of Plant City.
Book fair raises funds
By CHERYL CLARKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Draped with brightly col-
ored displays of books like
"Clifford the Big Red Dog" and
"The Chronicles of Narnia,"
the Norman Hall Terrace Room
brought readers back, to their
The Scholastic Book Fair, a two-
day event sponsored by the UF
Student Reading Council, serves
as both a fundraiser for a school
damaged by Hurricane Katrina
and a way for students and teach-
ers to stock up on holiday gifts.
The money raised at the book
fair will be donated to the New
OrlasnDesire Street Academy,
which was forced to relocate this
Fall after the storm.
"We had people come in ear-
lier who actually sat down and
started reading," said Rebecca
Blount, president of the council.
Some spent almost half an
hour flipping through books in
the discount boxes or on the best-
sellers table, she said.
Senior Litza Lopez said she
found books that she wanted
to have in her
On classroom after she
"These are my
five novels, and I have a stack of
eight picture books," she said.
Lopez, who also sat on the
floor to read some of the books
she picked out, said the book fair
carried a lot of books for cheaper-
The book fair will continue
today starting at 8 a.m. and will
end with a children's book raffle
at 8 p.m. in the Norman Hall
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4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2005
Downtown ice-skating rink ushers in holiday spirit
By MARIA LAVERGHETTA
Alligator Contributing Writer
"Look at me like you're going to
kiss me," Don Yontz said, holding
an infrared thermometer.
Yontz, owner of the travel-
ing ice-skating rink that opens
in downtown Gainesville today,
measured the temperature of her
"Eighty-five you must not
like me," he said.
The small device, though not
traditionally used to measure body
heat but ice temperature, is es-
Tim Hussin, Alligator Staff
Ed Armstrong, ice rink installer, adjusts antifreeze strips to seal a gap in the ice rink at the Downtown
Community Plaza in preparation for today's opening.
sential to Yontz's work at the rink.
That, and a lot of electricity.
For the past two years, a $25,000
generator has provided electrical
power to the chiller, a device that
keeps the ice of the rink frozen.
This year, a $50,000 transformer
was installed on the Downtown
Community Plaza next to the
Alachua County Courthouse.
The city invested in electric-
ity for the rink in affirmation of its
plans to continue to host the tem-
porary skating palace every holi-
day season, said Laural DeWild,
events coordinator of the city's
Department of Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs.
The ice has to be constantly
monitored using the infrared ther-
mometer and other devices. But she
said with electricity, which is more
consistent than. a generator, leaks
and breaks in the ice shouldn't be a
problem this year.
She said she remembers when a
leak prevented skaters from using
half the rink one day last year.
"I've seen blind dates, I've seen
proposals," she said. "People have
a good time."
Music education major Melanie
Driscoll said she skated at the rink
with her fellow sisters of Sigma
Alpha Iota Sorority last year.
"The best part was watching
friends fall," she said.
Yontz said he loves the atmo-
sphere of his rinks and his job. Once
a professional ice skater, he decided
he wanted to own and manage
his own rinks, so he put himself
through refrigeration school.
He now owns and operates tem-
porary seasonal rinks in Atlanta,
Around Beach, Las Vegas
Gainesville and Gainesville
and said it pro-
venue for both families and college
"It's a good place for them (col-
lege students) to go besides a hotel
room," he said.
University of Georgia graduate
Walt Thompson, the 23-year-old
rink manager, has worked at the
rink since his freshman year of high
school and said that working there,
electricity willing, is a great time.
"How can you -not get in the
holiday spirit when you are ice
skating?" he said.
Admission to the rink will cost
$6, plus $2 to rent ice skates. The
rink will be open until Jan. 1. Hours
vary depending on the night of the
week; visit gvlculturalaffairs.org
for more information.
Programs aim to end Alachua County's homelessness
By JULIA CARVALHO
Alligator Contributing Writer
A 10-year plan to eradicate homelessness
was presented by Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan and Alachua County Commissioner
Rodney J. Long on Thursday.
"The time.has come to seriously and pro-
actively address this issue," Hanrahan said to
about 70 citizens at the Martin Luther King Jr.
The program, called GRACE for Gainesville
Region/Alachua County Empowerment,
includes specific plans to "dose the front
door" by preventing and reducing homeless-
ness and "open the back door" by increasing
support services and providing housing for
the approximately 1,000 homeless people in
Seven different committees are working
on issues such as safety, physical and mental
health, substance abuse, sustainable housing
and financing for the program.
The plan, which joins 205 other 10-year
plans around the country, has been in the
works since last March, when the first Alachua
County Homelessness Summit created, five
committees to determine goals and strategies.
- Since then, the number of committees has
grown to seven, and more than 100 volunteers
- including local business owners and the
homeless themselves have taken part in the
creation of the program's first draft. It will be
formally presented Dec. 15 to a joint session of
the city and county commissions.
"The time has come to seriously
and proactively address this issue."
Philip Mangano, executive director for
the United States Interagency Council on
Homelessness, told the audience how lucky
they are to have leaders who care about
"The county and the city are working
together. That's a good thing," he said. "In
too many places, such a partnership is non-
Homelessness needs to be ended not
managed or accommodated, Mangano said.
The hardest part of the program will be get-
ting people to resist the status quo, the belief
that the best way to get rid of homeless people
is to shuffle them around, Mangano said.
"Change is hard to accept, isn't it? Only
a wet baby wants change," he said, drawing
laughter from the audience as he glanced at
Hanrahan, who has an 11-week-old daughter.
"It's a living document," he said. "Don't
worry about perfection now. It'll get more
perfect with time."
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 E ALLIGATOR, 5
To being an us' for once
S Students raise awareness
By RACHEL LEWINTER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Campus groups and event
throughout UF and Gainesville o0
Thursday and continuing this week
end aim to instill the idea of "n(
day but today," from the Broadwar
musical-turned-feature film "Rent,
regarding HIV and AIDS.
While "Rent" glimpses into
year in the life of a group of artist
struggling in the shadow of AIDS
poverty and drugs, it has inspired
people with its message of livin1
every day to its fullest by addressin1
a disease often treated as taboo.
Dec. 1 marked World AIDS Day
a global event to unite every-
one in a mission to increase
awareness, education and
fight prejudice since its incep-
tion in 1988.
The number of people liv-
Sing with HIV has passed 40
million a new record ac-
cording to a report released
last month by the World Healt
Organization and UNAIDS, th
Joint United Nations Program o:
HIV and AIDS.
More than 100,000 of their
live in Florida, which has consist
tently ranked No. 2 in the natio.
for incidence of HIV infections
said Spencer Lieb, senior epidem
ologist at the Florida Department
Health's Bureau of HIV/AIDS. Lie
highlighted trends related to th
disease during a speech Thursday
the UF Health Professions, Nursin
and Pharmacy Complex.
"To put these numbers int
perspective, there is one new infe
tion case every six seconds and on
death every 10 seconds," he said.
This year an estimated 4.9 mi
lion people became infected wit
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Since the first World AIDS Da
different themes have reflected pr
vailing issues affecting people with People, Progressive Black Men and
HIV and AIDS. Last year's theme the Jamaican American Student
was "Women, Girls, HIV and AIDS," Association teamed up to encour-
a response to the growing number of age students to get tested for HIV,
n women with the disease. handing out information, male
This year's theme is "Stop AIDS: and female condoms and locations
o Keep the Promise," a plea to politi- of free testing on the Reitz Union
y cans and governments around the Colonnade on Thursday.
- world to keep the promises they Rodney Gammons, a 21-year-
have made to combat AIDS. old senior who is a member of
a It is equally important to look to Progressive Black Men, said if people
s- local communities. have sex, they should make it safe.
, Thursday on the Reitz Union "I think abstinence is the best
d Colonnade, members of the World choice," he said. "Even though I'm
g AIDS Awareness Committee, a UF not, I try to be."
g group, sported bright red stickers Gammons said the most impor-
that read, "DEAD: Five people die tant thing for his group is to educate
y of HIV/AIDS every minute." people about the disease and its ef-
fects. Be safe and don't harm
It comes down to self-respect, others, he said.
self-responsibility Many events commemo-
soci repo sirating World AIDS Day are
and social responsibility, planned for the coming days.
Sasha Muradali Today the African
WorldAIDS Awareness Committee member Students' Union hosts its first
Triple "A" Kickoff, which it
Committee President Jenfer plans to hold annually, at 7:
Committee President nn 30 p.m. in the Health Professions,
SOrtiz, 21, said UF doesn't have an Nursing and PharmacyAuditorium.
e AIDS education program, which is The free event will feature speakers,
why the committee was started. poets, musicians, dancers and food
"AIDS has global ramifications and will aim to raise awareness of
That will eventually affect us if we global AIDS with a major focus on
Don't do something about it," Ortiz its impact in Africa.
n said. "It's a much larger scale than I Saturday from9ic a.m. to4p.m.
S Orthink people understand."he num at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and
Srtiz said that because the num Suites, 2900 SW 13th St., will be a
b ber of people withAIDSin the United Surviving and Thriving Conference.
e States is lower than overseas, people Admission is $20 for students.
e do not think it's their problem. The World AIDS Marathon, the
Too many people are scared to first marathon in Gainesville in more
g get tested because there's a negative than 20 years, will take place Sunday.
stigma associated with AIDS, which Visit worldaidsmarathon.com to
t committee member Sasha Muradali information.
- said is unfortunate because more of- ree and for more inforV testing is
ten than not, is too lately the time available at Planned Parenthood,
l- those people find out. 914 NW 13th St., from 9 a.m. to noon
"It comes down to self-respect, every Tuesday and Wednesday.
self-responsibility and socialrespon- Alligator contributing writer
y, sibility," Muradali said. Stephanie Lewis contributed to this
Y The Gator National As'ociation tephanie Lewis contributed to this
By JENNIFER FREIHOFER
Students donned red ribbons
and gathered on the Reitz Union
Colonnade on Thursday to raise
awareness and show support for
people living with the disease.
In honor of the 18th annual
World AIDS Day, UF's chapter of
the Student Global AIDS Campaign
asked students to write promises to"
fight the epidemic on red slips of
"I promise to wear a condom,"
The slips will be linked together,
made into the shape of a ribbon and
sent to the organization's national
office in Washington, A).C.
Campaign member Anthony
Sochet said he hopes the project.will
encourage U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (R-
Tenn.), who has opposed increases
in federal funding for global AIDS
programs, to allocate more money
to the Global Fund, a fund created
to finance the fight against AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria.
"We want to let him know we're
going to keep our promise. How
about you keep yours?" Sochet said.
About 50 students gathered for a
forum co-hosted by UF's chapter of
the NAACP, Progressive Black Men
and the Jamaican American Student
Association on Thursday evening to
discuss AIDS education, statistics
and living with the disease.
Patricia Colson, 50, was a crack
addict for 17 years and suffered
from alcoholism, depression and
spousal abuse. She was diagnosed
with HIV in 2000. She said the best
form of prevention is control.
"I wasn't thinking dearly. I was
only thinking about that next hit,"
she said. "This is the consequence of
On SFCC professor
the importance of
"HIV don't care where you come
.from, your GPA, what kind of car
you got," he said. "HIV travels. HIV
got a BMW."
' He said there is a six-month
window for HIV tests, meaning
that they can only detect the disease
if it has been contracted more than
six months before the test is done.
Still, he said, frequent testing is
Colson said some people treated
her differently after her diagnosis,
but she realized her life was not over.
"It's just living. At dinner I take
my pills, and that's it," she said.
"HIV is not a death sentence."
Jenny Harnish / Alligator
Patricia Colson speaks about her battle with HIV and drug addiction
at Little Hall on Thursday night.
for the. Advancement of .Colored
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
Andres Coulter, a UF junior majoring in family, youth and community sciences, gets tested Thursday dur-
ing World AIDS Day on Turlington Plaza.
Campus, local groups plan AIDS Day events
6, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005
With less than a week left of classes, the Editorial Board
was preparing to drive home for the holidays. We had
packed our bags, finished our final papers andused the
last of our money to fill the gas tank.
But our plans were thwarted when we realized that get-
ting home would cost almost $20 on the Florida Turnpike.
And we didn't want to take U.S. Highway 27. That road is
We were outraged. Does the Turnpike's upkeep really
cost 7.5 cents per mile, per car, per trip? It's just another
way for The Man to keep us down.
However, we stopped short of taking advantage of the
gap in the toll system, through which SunPass users can
cut their costs down by skipping a toll. Instead, we've de-
cided to hitchhike home and face the risk of seedy drivers.
We're just that dedicated to our ethics, even if The Man is
a crook who wants to rob us blind.
So empty your pockets, light up a cigarette and lament
the state of our government as we begin this week's edi-
tion of ...
Darts & Laurels
The Turnpike might lighten our wallets, but legal theft in
Gainesville will bleed us dry. We shoot a higher-gas-prices-
paycheck DART to the Gainesville City Commission for
approving an $8 hike in towing rates Monday.
We understand why the towing companies constantly
try to raise their fee: They're glorified criminals. Paying
a visit to their offices feels like walking into the bowels of
The City Commission should protect our interests. Gas
prices and insurance costs do not come close to justifying
an $84 fee. If upkeep has increased a little, towing compa-
nies should take the chunk out of their high profits. We're
sick of this roam-towing anarchy.
It's time for us to put up a fight and booby-trap our
But if we can't overcome the towing terror, the women
of Gainesville have at least triumphed over the sexual lies
of the opposite gender.
The women of the Editorial Board bestow a we-knew-
the-truth LAUREL to sex educator Jay Friedman for
bursting the myth of blue balls. Anyone who's been pres-
sured to finish the job because of this "medical" reason
can now sit back and laugh while the guy squirms. It's a
We also enjoyed Friedman's oversized condoms. That's
always fun education.
Finally, we present a despite-popular-belief-the-
to Student Government for continuing the New York
Times/USA Today Readership Program. It's the best thing
to come out of SG and actually educates the student body.
But SG never gets off that easy.
We also throw a why-can't-the-idea-of-a-sustainable-
budget-enter-the-heads-of-those-in-charge DART at SG
.for funding the $45,000 program from reserves for the
third year in a row. We want a plan worked out for the
future that doesn't include last-minute solutions.
However, if officials are going to spend reserves so
spontaneously, this program is better than other possibili-
SG could have decided to pay for more issues of The
jj the dependent forida
Scott Gilton, Andrew Meyer
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Abortion issue demands compromise
here is probably no issue in American society as
divisive as abortion.
It's almost impossible to find two people with
the same views on the subject because there are so many
difficult moral considerations involved.
As shown by a case before the Supreme Court, there
are also few issues in which it is more important that
both sides work together.
I have my own opinion on abortion, and I won't
apologize for it. I don't agree with the general concept
for three simple reasons:
I don't think it's possible to know when life begins,
,so I think it's unconscionable to choose a random point
in the pregnancy as the standard.
I don't think there is any such thing as a "right to
choose" to end your unborn child's life any more than
I think there is a right to choose to end your teenager's -
life, a criminal's or anyone else's in a situation when
self-defense doesn't come into play.
And I don't think pregnancy is some sort of punish-
ment you can appeal because you didn't intend for it to
But I don't claim to have everything figured out. I am
on especially shaky ground when it comes to early term
pregnancies presenting unavoidable threats to mothers'
lives, so I don't know if I can deny them that option.
None of my. opinions matter, in this case. Regardless
of moral disputes, there's one thing we all can agree on:
The decision to abort should not be made lightly.
That choice requires knowledge of the risks involved,
as well as an attempt to understand the emotional im-
pact in the aftermath.
That's why minors need to have some sort of dia-
logue with a parent or guardian about abortion before
they make their decisions.
Both sides debating this issue need to work together
to ensure this dialogue occurs without undue risk to mi-
nors' health. The Supreme Court
case regarding New Hampshire's
law likely will be the standard
against which this idea is judged
in the foreseeable future.
For the most part, the law has
Matt Sanchez the right idea. It requires minors
In Moderation to inform their parents but does
firstname.lastname@example.org not require parental consent.
I agree with opponents,
though, that the law needs care-
ful reconsideration to ensure it is narrowly tailored to
accomplish its purpose.
The law includes an exemption for minors who are
in life-threatening danger, but it doesn't provide for less
immediate, but equally severe, situations.
In those cases, we need to put the decision as to
whether parental notification must be sacrificed to
preserve a minor's health where it should be: in the
Approval from a judge is not an option. Our legal
system is not capable of handling such medically sig-
nificant cases at the necessary speed.
We can't afford to let this entire law die because of
one overbroad point.
As cliche as it may sound, there is too much at
Our society will never reach a consensus on abor-
There are too many factors involved, and there are
too many unshakable beliefs on both sides.
But while the debate rages on among the politically
opinionated, we need to make sure the conflict doesn't
eliminate compromises necessary to the well-being of
those caught in the middle.
* Matt Sanchez is a journalism senior. His column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Should the City Commission have
approved the towing rate hike?
Thursday's question: 64% YES
Should UF offer domestic-partner
benefits to employees? 8936% NOTALVOTES
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Letters to the Editor
Cartoon incorrectly insinuates that cul-
tural groups on campus are competing
It is unfortunate that Andy Marlette has
once again decided to use a cartoon to try to
ignite tensions between cultural groups on
The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
der community at UF fully supports Asian
American students in the quest for an Asian
Pacific American Affairs director.
We believe that such a director would
serve not only the Asian American commu-
nity but the entire campus community, just
as the LGBT Affairs director serves the en-
tire campus community including Asian
American students and not just the LGBT
We do not have to accept a model por-
traying various cultural and ethnic groups
as kids fighting over limited gifts; instead,
we choose to see each other as allies in the
struggle to improve our campus climate for
Pride Student Union President
South Asian American Student Alliance
Asian American Student Union President
Director of LGBT Affairs
Resident's resent of students baseless
Gerald J. Bodoh's resentful letter Thursday
perfectly represents the origin of tensions and
misunderstandings between the UF commu-
nity and the rest of Gainesville.
It is evident that Bodoh has a bias against
college students. According to him, and based
on his own assumptions, my parents pay
.my expenses because I won't "get off my ass
and work." What an educated, rational argu-
ment. It would perhaps interest him to know
that I work an average of 65 hours a week all
Summer and am currently working here in
Gainesville merely to cover the bare minimum
of my college expenses, as I receive nothing
from my parents.
As for scholarships, such as Bright Futures,
Mr. Bodoh seems to think he pays for those as
well. He does no such thing unless he plays the
Florida Lottery, which is entirely his choice.
Gainesville and UF coexist based on an
educated, constructive and open dialogue, the
mutual benefits of which create a greater and
more united community. Bodoh's attitude rep-
resents a backward step in this process.
Gainesville is a college town, Mr. Bodoh. If
you have an aversion to college students based
on unfair generalizations and it seems clear
that you do I can only suggest you open
your mind or move elsewhere.
Marriage is not a Christian concept; it's
a foundation for societies everywhere
Ashley Goforth's letter in Thursday's
Alligator ("Goldberg should not worry about
Baxley") suggests that marriage is an exclu-
sively Christian concept, but nothing could be
further from the truth.
Marriage is an institution that has been a
part of human culture for thousands of years
and is found almost universally across the
globe in countless cultures and religions. To
further one's own personal views by sug-
gesting otherwise is to ignore the history of
The state has a vested interest in support-
ing the institution of marriage, as it provides
the foundation for a healthy society. This
commitment, unique among human relation-
ships, is the cornerstone of the family unit, the
bedrock of the community. The family bond
provides support beyond that provided by
even the closest of friendships; it is the greatest
and last line of defense in a diverse but all too
often disconnected society.
I encourage Ms. Goforth to continue to
fight for equal rights among those of all per-
However, attacking the institution of
marriage is a poor and misguided way to go
Earth's age based on facts, not books
Having read Richard DeZego Jr.'s com-
ments Thursday, I feel I must respond to
someone who seems to believe geology is
bunk. DeZego wonders if the earth is really
billions of years old. Oddly enough, there is
a real science that has been investigating the
age of the Earth and its composition for a long
time. Since men started wondering about the
strange creatures they found trapped in rocks
in the British Isles, people have used the scien-
tific method to try and determine just what the
Earth is made of and how it formed.
The religious folks out there with a funda-
mental bent might like to point to Arch Bishop
Usher's daim that the Earth is only a few
thousand years old based on the timeline of
genealogies contained- in the Old Testament.
But the Arch Bishop was using a single book
on which to base his assertions and not the
evidence in the rocks around him.
The world may not be exactly four billion
years old, but because of a fact called radioac-
tive decay, geologists and geophysicists have
an educated guess as to the Earth's age.
There is plenty of research that has gone
into this subject if DeZego would care to look
at a little of it, but I think that he may already
believe he is correct and won't bother to go
find out for himself.
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It's on for student dancers
By KATE WILKINSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Students can get served
somewhere other than a res-
taurant this weekend.
The members of UF's
Breakdancing Sports Club
will host the third annual
Saturday, Icing on the Break,
at the Unified Training
Center in Gainesville.
The event will show-
case the breakdancing club
members' skills at popping,
locking and house dancing.
The breakdancers, known as
Bboys and Bgirls, will com-
pete in two-on-two battles
and test out their freestyle
moves, routines and foot-
Anyone is welcome to
sign up to battle it out with
dancers of all skill levels.
Those who have been
dancing for less than a year
can sign up for beginner
Club President Raul
Quintana said about 300
people came to the competi-
tion last year.
"People come from all
over to be at this event,"
Quintana said. "We had
people from Savannah, (Ga.,)
Tampa and Orlando who
traveled to com-
On pete last year."
Campus He. said he
the same number will come
out this year.
Rebecca Hunniford, a
sophomore majoring in
mathematics, said when she
,went to the breakdancing
event last year, she thought
the dancing was crazy.
"Every time you see it, it's
different," Hunniford said.
"Everyone has their own
style and their own moves
that they bring to the com-
petition. That's what makes
breakdancing so unique."
The competitors will
judge who moves on to the
next round. Winners will re-
ceive custom-made plaques.
DJ BMF, of Orlando, and
DJ LOKI, of Gainesville, will
be supplying the hip-hop,
funk and soul music for the
Members of the UF Hip
Hop Collective will also help
run the event.
. Doors open at 5 p.m. for
dancer warm-ups and open
dance floor time. Partners
can register to dance for the
battles until 6 p.m.
Battles begin at 7 p.m.,
and the event will run until
about 11 p.m..
Unified Training Center
is located at Southwest
Eighth Street and University
Avenue. Admission is $5 at
the door with a UF ID and $7
for general admission.
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Student pursuing record
By MARVIN HALELAMIEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Johnny Yanchunis is going for
the record books as having at-
tended the most Chik-fil-A grand
This is no easy task. The UF
aerospace engineering sophomore
camped out for 18 hours Thursday
at The Villages for his 11th overall
grand opening, making him second
only to Dan Booher, of Maryland,
who has attended 13, said Cindi
Pickett, spokeswoman for Chik-
But Yanchunis could catch up;
there is nearly one grand opening
each week. Besides, there are plenty
of side benefits.
At the grand opening, he earned
52 more Chicken Sandwich Combo
cards to bring his total to 572 cards
worth $2,860 in all.
"I mean think about it: I'll never
have to pay for Chick-fil-A again,"
"I think I only eat at Chick-fil-A
- Chick-fil-A and Ramen."
To get the combo cards, partici-
pants had to stay in the parking lot
and be at their numbered spot dur-
ing line checks. Anybody not pres-
ent was disqualified.
Despite the cold December eve-
ning, Yanchunis said the trip was
Driving to so many of the open-
ings, he has become a recognizable
face to some of the Chick-fil-A man-
"I've met you several times be-
fore," said Chick-fil-A President Dan
Cathy, as he shook Yanchunis' hand.
He smiled when Yanchunis told
him this was his 11th opening.
Cathy said he attends almost
every opening, which is about one
every week. So he spends a lot of
time with the company's most fer-
He said the openings allow him
to connect-with the customers and
show his appreciation.
"It creates a lot of buzz in the
community," he said.
A local disc jockey hosted an eve-
ning filled with line dancing, trivia
games and a hula-hoop contest.
Throughout the night, employ-
ees offered attendees chicken nug-
gets, brownies, drinks and chicken
Yanchunis described the meat as
larger and tastier than the normal
chicken sandwiches. He said the
chicken is thicker at the openings..
"You'd have to go to an opening
to get food this good," he said as he
savored his first bite.
Since the campers had a lot of time
on their hands, they played video
games, dominoes, solitaire and even
four-square lined with duct tape.
Yanchunis and his friends cre-
ated a makeshift entertainment cen-
ter equipped with foldable chairs,
blankets, sleeping bags and, most
importantly, a 19-inch TV.
The TV caught the attention of
WESH 2 News reporter Eryka C.
Marvin Halelamien Alligator
After waiting in the parking lot of the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant for about 18 hours, Johnny Yanchunis
(center) orders Thursday with one of his 52 free Chicken Sandwich Combo cards, handed out at openings.
She filmed a brief segment and
said the TV made waiting outside
in the cold weather "a little more
One of Yanchunis' friends,
Dennis Perez, 19, joked that the TV
reporter should have interviewed
Yanchunis because he could be like
Subway's Jared, except his health
probably hasn't improved from his
Yanchunis checked his choles-
terol before Thanksgiving. To his
surprise, his health was normal.
Even though he eats at Chick-
fil-A every day, his weight has
remained the same. He used to eat
there three times a day, but then cut
back to twice a day. Some employees
knew him by name.
The coupons are meant for
Chicken Sandwich Combos, but
they can also be substituted for
foods of comparable cost.
So he sometimes orders salads or
wraps instead of chicken. He once
got six cartons of milk.
His mini fridge is packed with
Chick-fil-A products. He stockpiles
extra food for Sundays when Chick-
fil-A is closed.
He said refrigerated chicken
sandwiches are surprisingly good.
Apple campaign ends today
By DELIA RIVERA ZABALA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Apples are no longer just a part of UF stu-
At the end of Fall and Spring semesters,
they come back in style with Apple for You,
a campaign sponsored by Campus Diplomats
that delivers apple-decorated notes to faculty
.members, professors and staff with messages
from students wanting to show appreciation.
Students can fill out notes on tables locat-
ed on Turlington Plaza and the Reitz Union
Colonnade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
"The point of the event is to give thanks
to those who deserve it," said Maggie Tan,
an accounting graduate student and Campus
Diplomats member. "We want to make it
a more welcoming place. With more than
40,000 students on campus, some can feel a
The campaign, which delivered 600 mes-
sages last Spring, is one of the organization's
most popular and about 15 students fill out
notes each hour.
Tan said since the campaign is so close to
winter break, "real apples have never been
used because they might rot."
The group uses different materials every
year, like filling apple-shaped containers with
candy or delivering magnetic clips in the form
of an apple.
Tan said professors sometimes think they
are part of a joke when "apples" are delivered.
"We get mixed reactions," Tih said.
"Sometimes they are grateful and say we
have made their day."
She said some people -send notes be-
cause they are too embarrassed to talk to
professors, while others send anonymous
"I still haven't seen a message that is
straight-up sucking up to the professors,"
"The point of the event is to give
thanks to those who deserve it."
Campus Diplomats member
Students have different reasons for send-
ing the notes, such as letting professors
know who they are.
"I decided to do it because I feel a lot of
professors don't notice the students," said
Kristin Cullen, an anthropology student
who just transferred from SFCC.
Cullen said she believes that when a pro-
fessor makes time for students, he or she de-
serves the appreciation because many others
are too busy working on other projects.
"It's frustrating to be in a class of 500 and
not be recognized," Cullen said.
Celine Patel, member of the organiza-
tion, said she doesn't know of instances
where Diplomats had to deal with negative
Rare maps come to UF
* LIBRARY CURATORS WAITED
SEVEN YEARS FOR SET.
'By STEPHANIE LEWIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Two rare maps of Africa that date
back to the 1600s have been added to the
UF Map & Imagery Library and are on
display until next week.
The maps are a vital part of car-
tographic research materials for the
library, already among the Top 5 larg-
est academic libraries for maps in the
The additions are extremely prized
articles, according to experts in the field,
and will be on display through Dec. 7.
on the first floor of the Marston Science,
The two maps were purchased from
a dealer in New Hampshire and will
eventually be encapsulated to-allow-
professors and students to handle them
without risk of damage, said UF librar-
ian Peter Malanchuk.
Malanchuk, an African and po-
litical science bibliographer, works in the
Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections at UF.
"These maps are special things that
' are prized, but they are to be used, and
they are not just for graduates either.
It is for undergrads and instructors as
well, for instruction and presentation
purposes," he said.
The library staff never gave up the
hope of obtaining these maps and wait-
ed seven years because they completed
a set, he said.
Completing the first set of the
library's half-million maps is a map by
John Speed titled "Africae described,
the manners of their habits and build-
It is the first printed English map of
Africa, prepared in 1626 and published
in Great Britain in 1631.
The addition of the second map,
titled "Western side of Africa: Typus
oranrum maritmarum guinae, mani-
congo & angolae ultra" by Jan Huygen
van Linschoten, brought the library's
total map collection to 500,001.
Van Linschoten was a
On well-known Dutch voy-
Camhpus ager who used this map
for precise information
regarding Portuguese sea routes to the
East, which greatly influenced Dutch
The maps were purchased using con-
tributions from Madelyn M. Lockhart
and Elizabeth Harrer in memory of her
Most of the rare African maps have
been scanned and may be viewed on-
line. Duplicate copies of the maps can
also be sent -to the university's sister
' These type of advancements improve
the prestige of UF, Malanchuk said.
All 500,001 maps and other resources
located in the library such as atlases,
reference books, CD-ROMs, aerial pho-
tographs and remote sensing images are
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The annexation would affect
fire and police coverage of the
area. If the city annexes the area,
the county would still cover it, but
the city would pay the county for
Snyder said that most opposi-
tion to annexations in the past has
risen from these two entities.
"It will end up where the city
will pay the county additional
revenue because the county will
be coming into the city limits
more often," she said.
If annexed, the Gainesville
Police Department would add 10
more officers to its force.
Snyder said the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office tends to
oppose annexations because they
lead to reduced revenue.
"There will be less area that
they'll have to cover so they'll be
able to take his resources and put
them other places," Snyder said.
Utility surcharges on water,
wastewater and gas are removed
for renters within the city limits.
There is an additional 10 percent
surcharge on electricity and 25
percent on water and wastewater
outside of the limits.
"There's a possibility the rent-
er's utility bill may be reduced,"
However, homeowners may
only break even with this ben-
efit because the city has increased
Lipscomb said the city has not
received any opposition to the
Area Proposed for Annexation
Proposed NW Annexation
City of Gainesville, FL
Proposed Annexation Area (1400.05 acres)
Michelle Stewart/ Alligator Staff
annexation, but she said this is
probably because the city just an-
nounced the proposition.
"We are looking at a Spring
election somewhere in March or
April," Lipscomb said. "Anyone
that would oppose it, I imagine,
would get more interested in it
during the Spring."
Only .registered voters in that
area are able to vote on the an-
nexation, and they must register
30 days before the vote is carried
"Everyone needs to be a voting
and contributing member to their
community," said Daniel Jones,
a UF statistics junior and former
SFCC student. "This is especially
true for the students who live in
The proposed bus route will
help students at SFCC and UF,.
Jones said. In the future, students
who do not have a'car can look
into that area because of the in-
creased bus services.
"I was a Santa Fe student first,"
he said. "I am still extremely con-
nected to Santa Fe, and I care
about Santa Fe and its students."
Jones will act as a liaison for UF
and SFCC student governments
and the city to help provide infor-
mation about the annexation.
"It is key that students get the
message that they need to register
to vote in Alachua County," said
Bob Woods, public information
officer for the Office of the City
Manager. "Students' votes are
going to be very critical in this
issue. They represent a significant
number of voters in that area. If
they want their voices heard, it
becomes very important for them
More than 630 properties are
located in the annexation and
Would bring about $2 million in
new revenue to the city in the
first year, according to the urban
Woods warned, however, that
this doesn't mean the city will
earn $2 million from this annexa-
"It is important to remember
this is not a windfall for the city '
he said. "There is just enough
funds for that area. It is not like
the [city] is going to have some
huge financial benefit."
Tiana Williams and Chris Caffie, of Fort Clarke Middle School catch
the bus at SFCC in order to make it home.
SGainesville would also provide
public works services, including
mosquito control and assistance
with stormwater and drainage is-
sues in the area.
"During all the hurricanes last
year, there were many areas with
flooding issues," Snyder said.
"We would be able to provide
our city's stormwater manage-
ment programs that would be
able to address those drainage
Once the area is annexed, it
will officially be incorporated into
"It's amazing how many peo-
ple believe they live in the city of
Gainesville because their address
says Gainesville, when in actual-
ity they are in part of the unin-
corporated part of the county,"
She said it makes sense for
SFCC to be in the city since it al-
ready shares so many ties.
"We have a good working re-
lationship with Santa Fe," Snyder
said. "It will just enhance the
relationship even more if it were
inside the city limits."
If the annexation is approved,
the area- affected will become
part of the city limits in Fall
"[The City of Gainesville] sees
it as a win-win for everybody,"
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Purchased papers still punishable as plagiarism
By JESSICA RIFFEL
A 30-page paper on nuclear physics that is
"100 percent free of plagiarism" can be bought
and delivered in three days.
SameDayResearch touts that it can write
any paper and, for a higher fee, have it deliv-
ered by e-mail in as little as three hours.
This type of plagiarism has added'to UF's
problem of academic dishonesty, and it is
especially difficult to regulate since the es-
says are custom written, Director for Student
Judicial Affairs Ken Gassiot said.
"It makes it difficult in terms of being able
to take care of violations that are occurring,"
However, Albert Matheny, associate dean
of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
said students should be wary of the papers
they receive through such companies.
"They do recycle the papers," he said.
"Students run a great risk thinking it's an
And if it's not completely unique, students
can be caught through computer programs
set up by companies such as Tumritin, which
many UF professors use.
"All professors have access to it and use it
frequently," Matheny said. "I have known peo-
ple to use it and catch students plagiarizing."
If caught,'students can work it out with
their professor to receive the determined
grade penalty, or they can be sent to Student
Gassiot said students can choose to have
their cases heard before the Student Conduct
Committee, which is run by students, faculty
and staff, or the Student Honor Court, which
is more formal and completely student-run.
Approximately 68 student-dishonesty al-
legations have been filed this semester, but no
student has been expelled from the university,
However, students have been expelled in
Matheny recognized a profound similarity
between a student's unattributed work and an
author he had used in his dissertation.
"He was kicked out of UF, and I never saw
him again," he said.
SameDayResearch eliminates its liability by
stating on the Web site that customers cannot
turn in purchased essays to their professors.
"We shall assume no responsibility for any
acts of plagiarism that you may engage in," ac-
cording to the Web site. "Our custom written
papers can only be used as reference sources."
"It's just not worth it. Put in your
own time, and put in your own
Student Judicial Affairs director
Gassiot said that research paper companies
that make such statements "obviously know
that students get in trouble" for using their
"They put that 'don't turn it in to your
professors' part to cover themselves," he said.
"And in the event that it's turned in, they're
Another company, Essay Relief, offers
"completely non-plagiarized" papers for as
little as $9.95 for each page, but the company's
Web site also states the papers are for "as-
sistance use only" and must be referenced in
However, in an e-mail, the company's cus-
tomer service representative said otherwise.
"Once a piece of work is sold, it becomes
the property of the customer, and we do not
have any right on it," the e-mail read. "You can
use it as a reference paper or turn it in as it is
and hence, utilize it as per your requirement."
There is another. option for the budget-
conscious college student Have a friend write
A UF psychology major said she wrote an
essay for a friend because it was a useless as-
signment that wouldn't have taught her friend
"I knew it would be easier for me to write a
paper than it would be for her, so I decided to
help a friend in need," said the student, who
wished to remain anonymous.
And while this form of plagiarism is fairly
difficult to catch, students should not risk be-
ing expelled, Gassiot said.
"It's just not worth it, "he said. "Put in your
own time, and put in your own work"
Lobbying firm hired to represent university's interests in Washington
TRUS I -LS, from page 1
Alfonso and Jane Adams, UF's
vice president of university rela-
tions, also announced the recent
selection of a firm that will rep-
resent the university's interests at
Barbour Griffith & Rogers, a
Washington, D.C.-based public af-
fairs firm, will begin lobbying for
UF in 2006.
"We've hired these guys (be-
cause) they're of the highest repute
in Washington," Alfonso.said.
The firm's responsibilities will
include garnering federal support
for UF, representing the school on
public policy issues and enhanc-
ing the university's visLibiity in
Dan Murphy, one of UF's new
Washington representatives who
has worked beside U.S. Sen. Mel
Martinez, said his firm will ensure
that UF will "really begin to be up
there with Top 10 universities."
Studerit Body President Joe
Goldberg expressed concern over
recent decreases in the amount of
federal financial aid awarded to stu-
dents, a problem which Murphy said
his firm might be able to help fight.
During a joint meeting of the
Committee on Finance and the
Committee on Audit & Operations
Review, Vice President of Health
Affairs "Doug Barrett discussed
PeopleAdmin, a newly purchased
program that will alleviate some
issues with UF accounting software
PeopleSoft that caused various
problems in the past.
However, Barrett said the
university will easily be able to
track new staff and. faculty appli-
cants with the implementation of
Vice President for Human
Resources Kyle Cavanaugh said
the program is expected to cost
about $40,000 per year. in addition
to some initial training costs during
the first few months.
"It's relatively inexpensive
in the scheme of implement-
ing technology," he said, add-
ing that about 200 universities
have already bought the new
Although the program will aid
UF's data system in one respect,
Barrett said many PeopleSoft prob-
lems still don't have solutions.
"A significant amount of educa-
tion will need to be done in order to
achieve our goal of using PeopleSoft
all across the university," he said.
The Committee on Governance
voted in favor of awarding UF
President Beinie Machen a $75,000
bonus he will receive this January.
UF President Bernie Machen checks his cell phone during a Board of Trustees committee meeting Thurs-
In a recent review of his perfor- in his communication skills. The entire Board will take a
mance, the Board praised Machen "I've learned some things (from final vote on whether to approve
for his leadership qualities but em- the Board review), and I plan to fol- Machen's bonus at its meeting this
phasized the needfor improvement low up on them," Machen said. morning.
Long before administrators arrive, janitor spends hours cleaning offices and halls
ROBINSON, from page 1
He takes his three children to theme parks in Central
Florida and Chuck E. Cheese's in Jacksonville.
Robinson said he prefers the early hours he works be-
cause he can spend afternoons with his kids and his wife of.
10 years after they finish school and work.
That wasn't the case five years ago, when he worked a
shift from 3 p.m to rrudrnght stripping and waxing floors
with a heavy buffer machine.
"That's a much harder job," he said.
At his ground-floor job, Robinson said he and his co-
workers have little trouble keeping the hall spotless.
"We pretty much keep it up to the standards," hesaid.
Robinson starts his pre-dawn mornings in the employee
lounge, mopping the floor and wiping the tables. The bath-
rooms come next.
Then he cleans the offices before any of their occupants
He uses lemon furniture polish to make the desks glisten.
He trashes the coffee grounds and lunch-break leftovers in
the office kitchenette.
Last, he takes to the hallways with a mop and bucket.
The whole routine is performed twice before Robinson
clocks out at 1.30 p.m.
He said his internal dock is set so that even on weekends
he can't sleep much past 6:30 in the morning.
Beyond the traditional broom, vacuum, mop and
bucket, Robinson's arsenal is a chemistry set of cleaning
He has several bottles of cleaner one each for porcelain,
furniture, glass and germs as well as a scraper to unstick
gum wads and dean elevator tracks, a caustic
On powder for cleaning water fountains, a feath-
Campus ered toilet brush for urinals (or a "Johnny mop"
in custodian-speak), orange-and-blue feather
dusters and a steel cleaner for elevators and doorknobs.
."That's what makes it shine," Robinson said.
Between tasks, Robinson said he often passes Machen in
the halls, and they exchange a "Good morning" or "How
And that's the extent to which the lives of the two men in
Tigert Hall overlap.
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Lowe happy to be home
By NICK ZACCARDI
Sarrh Lowe-, was asked
some of the toughest ques-
tions currently facing America
at her Rhodes Scholarship in-
terviews in Birmingham, Ala.,
but her biggest dilemma was
finding a way to keep in touch
with the Gators.
So in the middle of prepar-
ing answers for questions like
what the biggest moral dilem-
ma in the United States is, her
opinion on Title IX and where
she sees herself in 10 years, all
Lowe could think about was
the final score of the Gators'
The senior guard didn't
make the final cut of 32 schol-
ars who get to study abroad at
Oxford University in England
next fall, but she was relieved
nonetheless the Gators
went 2-0 in her absence.
"I was so pissed," said
Lowe, -who will lead the
Gators (4-1) in front of a home-
town crowd in Philadelphia
for Saturday's game at- No.
18 Temple (6-0). "My com-
puter ended up not working,
so I wasn't able to listen. But
[sports information director
Kathy] Cafazzo was sweet
enough to text me at every
media timeout. I knew it was
going on for the most part for
UF's first game, an 83-57
win against St. Francis (NY) on
Nov. 18, came during a dinner
for the Rhodes finalists, but
Lowe forgot her text messag-
Once the meal was over,
she came back to find the score
and summary in a series of
"There were some very
there, and it was cool
to be just around other
highly accomplished col-
The second game of the
Seton Hall Classic, a nail-bit-
ing 52-48 win against the host
Pirates, went down while
Lowe was soaring at 30,000
On the way back to
Gainesville, Lowe didn't miss
However, she did regret not
being able -to don the orange
and blue and join her team in
a post-game shopping spree in
"Just not being there [with
the team] was a very tough ex-
perience for me," Lowe said.
"It's a thing that I probably
would never want to do again.
But at the same time, it was
one of these experiences that I
had to do, and I learned from
and I grew from it.
"My team is like my family,
and it was just really tough
not being with them this
After the initial interview,
Lowe endured another round
of questioning the next day.
Afterward, Lowe and the
rest of the students competing
for the program used their free
time to watch football in a con-
"I've never been in that sort
.of environment before aca-
demically," Lowe said. "There
were some very talented
individuals there, and it was
cool to be just around other
highly accomplished college
After a couple hours of de-
liberation, the results were in.
Unlike the Gators' game out-
comes, this answer wasn't the
one Lowe was looking for.
However, for somebody
who gets down on herself for
not making A's, Lowe took the
"I was definitely bummed
for a couple hours, there's no
doubt about it," Lowe said. "I
invested myself in this for the
past three months of school,
sacrificing in other areas to
put myself in this situation.
However, at the same time,
there's a lot that's said and ev-
erything happens for a reason,
and I truly believe in that."
Top UF recruit prepares for
By NICK ZACCARDI
The Tim Tebow experience is coming to
Paraded around the country to the big-
gest college football games of the season,
Tebow's final stretch begins today.. -
In a span of 12 days, Tebow will travel
from his home in northeast Florida to Los
Angeles and possibly Miami.
Then, he will star in his own special in
front of a national television audience on
ESPN on Dec. 14, highlighted by his college
Tebow, rivals.com's top-rated dual-threat
quarterback recruit out of St. Augustine
Nease High (11-2), plays in the state semifi-
-nals tonight at home, a 90-minute drive from
Gainesville, against Pace High (13-0).
Should Nease win, it would play in
Miami for the Class 4A state championship
on Dec. 10.
Holding onto the ball will be the key to
advancing, Tebow said.
"When you turn the ball over, you lose
games," he said. "It's something coach
stresses. We know we have to hold onto the
ball. If we do that, we should be in position
to win games. It's something we've worked
Andy Apicella/ Alligator Staff
Sarah Lowe pushes past Stetson guard Sharnesha Smith on Sunday. Heading
back to her hometown Saturday, Lowe is relieved to be reunited with UF.
on all through the playoffs."
Hours after tonight's game, Tebow will
board a plane headed to Los Angeles for the
UCLA-Southern California game on an offi-
cial visit with the Trojans.
The trip will mark his
final college visit. He lists
Alabama, UF, Louisiana
State and Michigan in ad-
dition to USC as possible
"-- final destinations.
Experts believe the
Tebow race is down to UF and
Alabama, and Tebow is familiar with both
visit to USC
He's been to both schools at least three
times this fall, including a visit to UF dur-
ing last week's win -against Florida State,
where fans chanted his name in unison at
At his high school game last Friday,
Nease fans displayed a poster readable from
the field at Nease's stadium that said "Gator
Nation Needs You!"
But 12 days away from his nationally
televised decision, Tebow's focus is on his
final high school home game.
"It's crazy to think this is going to be
my last game playing here," Tebow said.
"Hopefully we can go out with a bang."
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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS OF GREEN
SPACE. Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
ACROSS FROM UF
1BRs from $460
Laundry on site, pets ok.
Central Air, walk in closet.
Open Weekends 371-7777
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line,'and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $375 $450, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-7-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
* Stress free living! Great rates!
S1 BR from $479 2BR from $549
* Beautiful pools/courtyards* Pets OK
* Walk/bike to UF 372-7555
3/3 Luxury Avail. Now
Roommate match for Jan.
24hr. Gym, Comp. Lab, Tan
Close to UF Law, & SW Rec.
Call 352-379-9255 12-7-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-7-72-2
HUGE apt! HUGE value! 2BR avail. NOW!
1,2 & 4 BR units avail Jan '06
Pool, tennis, alarm, close to everything!
FREE UF parking, pets welcome!
pinetreegardens.com or call 376-4002
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included; fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $495-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-7-72-2
There's no place like home!
Make us yours!
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
*Close to UF!*Lease for SPRING*377-2777
"Beautiful and New***
2BR/2BA & 3BR/3BA LUXURY
FREE High-Speed Internet
FREE Monitored Alarm
W/D plus TVs in every kitchen
** ELLIE'S HOUSES -*
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
1.1 from $480.00 2.1 $530.00
$99 deposit for Grad students
999 SW 16th Ave phone # 376-6720
414 Townhome for Fall
Across from UF
W/D, Alarm, DW
From $550 per BR suite
Open Weekends 371-0769
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 19
E For .Reint
Studio and 1 BRs From $529
Across From UF, Pets Ok.
Laundry on Site, Wood Floors Avail
Open Weekends 371-7777
LIVE STUDY PLAY
jxury 1/1, 2/2 flats & 3BR/3BATownhomes
Free Cable w/ HBO/Sho, Tan, 24 hr gym,
aerobics, W/D, Gated, Pet Friendly, Alarms
*The Laurels, 335-4455*
Now leasing for January 2006
1 br for $595 or 3br for $870
2br townhome with W/D for $669
Alarms, park FREE @ UF, Pets welcome
pring lease Avail.
able w/HBO, tanning, gym
II the extras! Almost gone!
all for specials 377-2801
total Elec, 2 & 3 Bedroom, $395-$550, cent
IC, pool, tennis, B-ball waste, pest, lawn
lowing. 251b pet $15/mo. M-F 10-6 or by
ppt. Alamar Gardens 4400 SW 20th Ave.
73-4244 UF bus line #20 12-7-72-2
-1 BR & 2BR BEAUTIFUL"
NEW kitchen, tile, carpet, paint
3BR/2BA Flats ** $839/mo
2BR/2BA Flats ** $725/mo
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
Its Never Too Early!
Huge 2 and 3 Beds for January!
Cable W/D Pool Gym Pets Ok
Pre-leasing for 2006! 372-8100
Affordable, Quiet living
HUGE 1& 2BR Pool
Skylights 1.5 miles to UF
Furn Avail 377-7401 *
wail for Current and Fall
'ool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
nd lease, Furn & Util Avail
ireat Specials*377-7401 12-7-72-2
For Rnt, '5~~ 77R~t
Countryside Rent With Us Today, L Mlanch Ae rstS
University Terrace Gainesville Buy With Us Tomorrow! La M ancha Apts.
University Terrace West Enjoy all-inclusive individual leases. within
Individual Leases 31 3 walking distance of UF! Swimming pool,.
W/D, Pool & Utilities $300-$325/mo. laundry facilities, private parking. Make your
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375-7104 ex 2. Call Today: 371-2118 3207 W. University Ave
12-7-50-2 Furnished + pool table, W/D, 2 car garage,
D' 'i4 Ed Ba r Woff-street parking, tile floors. Campus Realty
*Large affordable apartments* 692-3800 12-7-25-2
2/2.5 & 4/2.5 TH w/W/D. No pet restrictions!
M nQagemen Inc. Pool, Gym, B-ball, Tennis, Racquetball, UF 4BR/2BA HOUSE
*UPPER CLASS Students*
Perfect place to study!
FREE cable w/ HBO/Show
Gated entry*Computer lab
Wireless poolside*FREE Tanning
Free extended Basic Cable! Pets Welcome!
1000 sq ft Split Floor PLan W/D Hook-ups
& DW. 1BR/1BA & 2BR/2BA Available. Call
Now 372-9913 12-7-71-2
Amazingly Affordable! HUGE 650 sq ft 1 BR
1000 sq ft 2BR Townhouses & Flats
Discounted Rates Starting @ $380 & $480
Close to Santa Fe, UF & 1-75 332-5070 12-
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
2BR/1BA Apt. $475
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 12-7-64-2
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
parking. AMVaIable Jan 2006 @lUUO ( 2) 332-
Going, Going, GONE!!
2BR/1 BA only $675
Spacious floor plan, Quiet atmosphere
Move in TODAY! 376-1248
60 Sec. walk to UF. 1 or 2 rooms. Short
term avail. $350 & up. Call 352-538-2181
Reasonably priced NW 3BR house,
1200sf, washer/dryer, den, eat-in kitchen,
garage, large maintained yard $720
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 ex. 2
1731 NW 6th Street 12-7-35-2
Talismar, SW 1BR near vet school & hospi-
tals, cent h/a, enclosed courtyard, includes
water & trash, $375 ebaurmanagement.com
375-7104 ex 2 1731 NW 6th St. 12-7-35-2
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.
Calf Charlie "Whitey" Webb. 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 12-7-34-2
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
FREE MONTH'S RENT
2BR/2.5BA NW townhome. New tile 1st fir,
carpet 2nd fir & paint. W/D, 1.5 mi to UF
$725/mo pets ok Avail now 772-708-7048
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 12-7-27-2
Avail Dec several units within 1/2 mi of UF
campus or closer. Efficiency $325 1 BR/1BA
$420, 2BR/2.5BA $725, 2BR/1BA $600. Sec
dep. No pets. Contact email@example.com
or Iv msg 352-870-7256 12-7-29-2
Walk to UF 2BR.1BA duplex, cent A/C,
private parking, 922 SW 6th Ave. $520
Edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 12-7-
* ~ em
INDIVIDUAL AND SEMESTER LEASES
AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER SEASON
Convenient UF access $375 to $620/mo
Action Real Estate Services 352-331-1133
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
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3BR units. Available now. Starting @
$380/mo. 332-5070, 331-8225 12-7-25-2
New carpets 1800 sq.ff. 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. 12-7-21-2
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
2BR/1 BA DUPLEX for rent. Newly remodeled
and new appliances. W/D hk-up. Hawthorne
Rd. SE 46th Terr. $600/MO, $300 dep. Call
Close to UF & Shopping
2BR/1.5BA condos W/D hookups
$675/MO 494-9045 or 494-2173
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PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee 2BR
townhome. Fireplace, privacy fence, new
carpet, modern appliances, ceiling fans, CH/
AC, 1000 SW 59 Terr. Private owner. Please
leave detailed msg. $450/mo 352-331-2099
Near Law School 3/1, $1200/mo. 1st, last,
security. Pref grad student. No pets, W/D
hook up, Wood floors, cent A/C, gas heat,
trees. Call Tom >8pm or weekends 954-529-
Male for room in 2BR/2.5BA in Victoria
Station. Shared kitchen, family room,
washer/dryer. Community pool. $425/mo
+ utilities. Avail Jan 1. Call 954-303-1104
or 954-242-4633, or firstname.lastname@example.org
1st MONTH FREE! 2BR/2.5BA -
TH in Kensington South, high ceilings, dining
room, washer/dryer, pool, $850/rent
3901 SW 20th Ave #105
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
***0.8 MILES TO UF***
Studio apt in historic house near downtown.
Laundry & parking outside front door. $325/
mo 404 SW2nd St. 214-9270 12-7-12-2
Countryside @ University. 2BR/2BA avail in
4BR/4BA for $350/ea. All util, high-speed net
and W/D incl indiv leases. Call Josh at 813-
545-2245 or email@example.com 12-7-12-2
Rent 2BR/2BA in 4BR/4BA 6 to 12 month
lease, 1BR furn/1BR unfurn.; utilities incl.
Cable, ethernet. W/D. Near pool. Info 305-
979-7862 OR 786-412-9337 12-7-11n.
MODERN CRACKER HOUSES FOR RENT
1BR/1BA $650 and $550. In private wooded
cul-de-sac near downtown. W/D included.
115 & 125 SE 10th St. Call Peter 316-6667
4 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS
2BR/2BA apt $700
Short term lease ok.
3BR/1 BA duplex downtown $600
Mitchell Realty 374-8579 x 1 12-7-10-2
STEPS TO CAMPUS!
Avail Jan-Aug 2006 2BR/2BA $880/mo +
free hi-speed internet. Clean, quiet, great
management. Call 386-689-8613 12-7-9-2
DUCKPOND 2BR near Thomas Center.
Wood floors, fireplace, porch, W/D, bay
window. Available 1/1/06. $800/mo. 1 year
lease. Call 352-377-6562. New paint and
1 BlktoUF!1BR 1BAApt
$470/Mo 1236 SW 4th Avenue
Central H & Air, Carpet, Laundry Fac.
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 12-
1 Blkto UF! 2BR 1BAApt
$550/Mo 216 SW 12th Street
Window A/C, Nat Gas ht, Wood Floors
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 12-
1215 SW4thAve. 2BR/1 BA Duplex.
Walk to campus. $595/mo..
1st MONTH FREE. Call 335-3577
ALACHUA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES,
Licensed Real Estate Broker. 12-7-8a2
1802 NW 7th Street. 2BR/1 BA Duplex. W/D
hk-up, $600/mo, $600 deposit, $25 applica-
tion fee. Call 352-378-0212 12-7-8-2
2 STORY COUNTRY HOUSE
3BR/2BA, large living rm, separate dining
rm, zoned commercial, ideal home/office on
SW Williston Rd. near Shands/VA. $875. Call
Kathy 215-1728, Lisa 372-9000 1-20-17-2
* APPLY NOW NO APPLICATION FEE *
3 blocks to UF. Gator Nest Apts.
1BR/1BA 300 NW 18th St $405/mo.
Call 352-371-3636 12-7-8-2
ADORABLE 3 BR 1.5 BA! Great
House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $850/rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO UF! Cute 2 BR 2 BA
House close to downtown, wood
Floors, updated kitchen & baths,
Washer/dryer, 2 sceen porches,
$900/rent, 216 NW 14th Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Strickland College Cottages Apts. 17 SW
24th St. Across from law school & Wilberts
Store. 2BR/1BA, 2 car, 2 people. Pet ok,
Wash, Dryer CA/H. $1200/rno. 338-3244,
468-2638 Unfumished.house 12-7-6-2
GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY for GREAT
HOUSE ON LAKE. 20 min from G'ville. Easy
drive. $700/mo. Call 481-4421 for info. 12-
2BR/2BA apt. $695/mo
Contact 321-282-8080. Pets allowed. 12-
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20, AJLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2005
U 1 For Rent
1BR available in 4BR/4BA @ Countryside.
Incl all utils + internet. Exercise/pool, direct
bus UF 3 miles. $450/mo 352-483-1052 or
Spacious immaculate 3BR/2BA home in fam-
ily neighborhood very close to UF. Central
heat/air, W/D hook-up, dishwasher, lovely
fenced yard. $850/mo 378-4684 12-7-5-2
Large master bedroom w/private bath in
spacious 3BR/2BA home to share with only
one other person. Close to UF. Great family
neighborhood. Immaculate. $390/mo 378-
4684. Avail now. 12-7-5-2
off SW 23rd Street. $395/Mo. Private court-
yard. Call 665-6333 12-7-5-2
Walk or bike to UF. Recently renovated 3
bedroom/1 bath house with laundry/storage
room and fenced yard. 920 NW 7th Ave.
$750/mo. Call Todd @ 256-3826 or B.J. @
871-7203 for info 12-7-4-2
Walking distance to UF. W/D. Quiet neighbor-
hood, lovely garden. Avail Jan 1st. $650/mo
incl utils. Call 871-3224 12-7-4-2
A large 3BR/2BA house. Walk to UF.
Hardwood floors, screened porch, fenced
yard, W/D, furnished. Avail 1/7 to 4/10. Rent
negotiable. References. 377-2399 12-7-4-2
A Holiday Special!
REGENCY OAKS APARTMENTS
3230 SWArcher Road
Newly renovated one bedrooms
(W/D available in some units)
Also available, 2/2 & 3/2 available
Starting from $499
3020 SW Archer Road
One & two bedrooms apartments
available starting at $499
ROCKY POINT APARTMENTS
3100 SW 35th Place
1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments available
All properties conveniently located within
walking distance of shopping, restaurants
and bus lines and UF.
COUNTRY GARDENS APARTMENTS
2001 SW 16th Street
1 & 2 bedroom available Starting $550
Walking distance to Shands, VA Hospital,
Veterinary School, and UF
3BR/2BA HUGE HOUSE
New BAs. Walk to campus. Mint cond., wood
firs, on Univ. Ave. W/D, eat-in kitchen. Jan
1st. Call 954-270-4000 or 954-290-5657
3BR/1BA house less than 1 block from 0
Dome. 123 NW 20th Dr.. -Beginning in Jan.
$1600/mo Call 317-3238. 12-7-4-2
1BR/1BA for rent SUNDOWNE APT. Great
location behind Butler Plaza. $469/mo. Call
352-219-0441. ASAP Must go! 12-7-4-2 .
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. 12-7-4-2*
OCONDOO 3BR/3BA furn, pool, tennis, bus
rte, W/D, fridge, Oaks Mall near. lyr+ $1100/
mo, *HOME* 3BR/2BA 1 car garage,
fireplace, gorgeous 1+ acres, young prof,
area $1350/mo. Trippe Realty 538-1133.
6 BIks to UF. Patio home. 4 parking spaces,
newly remodeled, 3BR/2BA, den, ceramic
tile, new carpet, W/D, DW, microwave hood,
faux blinds, CH/AC, 1300 sq ft. $850. Short
lease avail. 1421 NW 6th PI Carol 377-3852
Mobile Home (3BD/1 BA) for rent Located at
SW 20th Ave. Central air. Include water and
electricity. $300/mo each Call Erik anytime
407-575-0088. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMPTON OAKS -2BR/2BA Apt. Great
amenities. DW, WID, fitness ctr., pool, spa
& security system. Very clean. $865/mo. Call
****WALK TO UFOOOO
1BR in 4BR/2BA house across from stadium
$335/mo + utils. Avail Jan-Aug. Newly reno-
vated, W/D, new apple. Call 352-262-7887
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
Downtown 2/1 house, wood floors, walk to
campus, OH/A, pvt parking, high ceilings, no
dogs. lst/last/sec. $670/mo. 226 NW 3rd
Ave. 359-8499 or 904-829-3410 12-7-15-3
1BR/1BA new, 1st fir apt. Move-in ready.
Quiet, behind Butler Plaza, pool, fitness,
internet, clubhouse $589/mo, elec only. 373-
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
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
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! firstname.lastname@example.org or
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 email@example.com 12-7-14-3
Campus Club Apts.
Male or Female
Included: hi-spd. int., cbl., pool, elec, water,
furnished. Can move in Jan. 1 ONLY $420
NEGOTIABLE Contact AbRebLee@aol.com
Get your privacy. 1 BR/1 BA in a 3BR/3BA apt.
Furnished except BR. Utils incl. Avail 12/16.
Oxford Manor, close to UF. $440/mo. 2 pools,
hottub, free tanning, wt rm, game rm & much
more. Short term lease ok. 386-547-9131
Rooms in 3/2 house avail. Jan Jun. Quiet,
fenced,. Close to bus or 10 min bike ride.
Mostly furn. $390-420/rm+utils. Prefer grads.
Call 734-330-5022 ******** 12-5-10-3
3BR/3BA LEXINGTON CROSSING Luxury
Apts. All 3 subleases avail Jan. Fully furn.
Free util, inet, cable, W/D. $465/mo ea. Call
3/3 TH, MADISON POINTE $1206, "dance
pole" (optional), 1700 sq ft, pool, .pets wel-
come, tan bed, some furn, gated,- garage,
W/D. Melissa 256-5883 12-7-12-3
3BR/3BA LEXINGTON CROSSING Luxury
Apts. All 3 subleaes avail Jan. Fully furn free
until, inet, cable, W/D. $465/mo ea. Call 352-
3 rooms in huge home by Stonewood. Hi-
speed, W/D, cable, fireplace, tons of space.
No deposit. Avail now,. Dec, or Jan. ~$400
+ utils. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. 12-
CF Subleases 3
CAMPUS CLUB 1BR/1BA in 4BR/3BA Jan
thru Aug. $385/mo Furn, 1st, fir, next to
bus stop & pool, w/2 great female room-
mates. email@example.com or 352-262-8492
INCREDIBLE 4BR/4BA apt w/1 room
avail, for spring. Lexington Crossing. Fully
furnished. Well decorated. $5000 entertain-
ment system. $450/mo MUST SEE! 359-
FREE RENT Until 12/31/05
Sublease avail now thru 8/06 1BR/1BA in
furn 2BR G-ville Place Apt. $590 for all utils,
cable tv, inet. Close to UF. Great amenities.
Incl balcony. Ashley 914-826-7171 12-7-
BEAUTIFUL APT. One or. both bedrooms
in 2BR/1BA in 34th St & Archer Rd. Area.
$315/rm Pets ok. Avail immediately Call Erin
Sublease for female roommate $410 in-
cludes rent/utilities/cable w/HBO/ethernet.
From Jan. Aug. No crdt. check/no deposit.
Free' tanning Call Jenn 407-466-0967 12-
1 BR/1 BA VICTORIAN STYLE APT
Great location. Incl parking & water. Pets ok.
215 NE 3rd St. 283-0581 12-7-9-3
1 mile from campus. Great location, close to
shopping & more. Asking $475/mo Jan thru
July. Call Steve @ 318-0314 12-2-6-3
Oxford Manor 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA for $380
OBO. Furn, utils, internet, W/D, cable, includ-
ed, gated comm. big gym. Close to UF! Rent
for spring and summer. firstname.lastname@example.org or
* ASPEN RIDGE 0
Spacious 1BR/1BA furnished. Only $670/mo
instead of new rate $700/mo. Perfect for cou-
ples! Avail Jan. Call 305-898-7751 12-7-7-3
FEMALE @ UNIV. COMMONS
1 bedroom in a 4BR/2BA. Furnished. $340/
mo plus until or negotiable. Available Jan 1.
Call Shari @407-341-8760 12-7-8-3
2BR/1 BA available 1/1
2 blocks to campus. $819/mo. Call 352-317-
5185 or 954-304-3792 12-2-5-3
2BR/1BA apt availalbe Jan-July 06.. $560/
mo. Corner unit w/view of point. Rent in-
cludes water/sewer/trash. Pool/gym. Rent
Negotiable. Call 352-337-8347 12-7-8-3
WALK TO UF
2BR/1BA only $709/mo!!! 2 blks to UF.
Behind Swamp. Huge rooms 10x20 Get
up to $300 back. Please call Sab 871-3099
SUBLEASE: No deposit. 3BR/2BA apt.
1 mile from UF campus. Spacious, great
amenities. Only $795/mo. Avail 12/1. 271-
Sublease 1BR in a townhouse. SW20th Ave.
W/D, Hi-spd internet are availalbe. 2 bus
rts 20 & 21. 10 min to school. Suprmarket
is nearby. Ask for $250 + 1/3 utils, no dep.
Pease contact 352-262-6912 after 5pm.
CAMPUS CLUB NS, F, wanted for 1BR
w/pvt BA & walk-in closet in 3BR/2BA. Nicely
furn, utils, ethernet, TV incl., W/D in unit.
Take 6ver $478/mo. Avail Jan to Aug 11,
2006. Call 954-557-5993 12-7-6-3
Spacious 1BR in 3BR/3BA at Tivoli apts.
Fully furnished. $380/mo. 5 min from UF.
Pool/workout room. Available Dec 15. Call
1 ROOM IN 3BR HOUSE
1 minute walk from law school & bus stop.
2718 SW 3rd Place. $400/mo + utils. 305-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. All utils, cable,
internet incl. Semi-furn. Avail Jan thru July.
$400/mo. Call 352-256-4331 12-7-6-3
IMMEDIATE move in! One bedroom massive
apt. in Boardwalk. $630 a month. I pay Dec.
utilities! Call Lydia 352-318-4240. No move
;n fees 12-2-3-2
Ua Subleases ) Subleases
1BR/1BA LOFTAPT. in Malibu Cove. Behind
Norman Hall. Laundry facilities, parking,
water incl. Avail Dec or Jan. $545/mo. Call
Live Downtown! Avail immediately shared
townhome in Arlington Square. 1 or 2 bed-
rooms avail each w/private bath. $450/$470
+ util. Call 561-706-9796 12-7-6-3
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt in The Estates.
Available Jan $535/mo OBO. Utils incl.
Close to clubhouse & pool. W/D, DW. Pets
welcome. Call 352-373-4720 12-7-6-3
2BR/2BA sublease available Dec
Cobblestone Apartments #W159
$971 lease ends July 31, 2006
Study rm, laundry, kitchen, more.
Call Jenny 352-514-2560 12-7-5-3
AMAZING 1BR/1BA Gainesville Place- very
clean & amp; new, great roommates, all utili-
ties incl. Great price, close to campus, avail.
til Aug, 407-538-2953 12-7-5-3
In new 2/2.5 Townhouse. Everything new +
W/D. $430 + 1/2 Utils. Call 352-870-2506 or
email email@example.com 12-7-5-3
Campus Club Apt 3BR/2BA direct bus to UF
T3/cable TV furnished pool/gym, $380 flat
avail. Jan to Aug male only GREAT DEAL.
Call 954-871-7037 ASAP. 12-7-5-3
1 BR/1 BA in College Manor, next to business
school, avail now thru Aug. 1st 2 mos free,
some free furniture, $500/mo, assume lease.
Pets OK. Call 850-832-1538. 12-7-4-3
$395/mo Gainesville Place Apts. Private
room/bath. Have moved, family emergency.
Sublease until July 1, 2006. Contact Sarah
at 226-0048 or 331-9080 12-7-4-3
1BR/1BA Vaulted Ceilings W/D Dishwasher
Unfurn. $660/mo. Call 352-359-6615. Avail.
1BR in 3BR/2BA apt. 1 mile to campus.
Fitness etc, tennis, pool. $225/mo + utils.
Avail Dec thru July. Call Marisa @ 404-395-
The Estates (The Exchange) 1BR/1BA
in 3BR/3BA near campus fully furn.,
free cable,, dsl, utilities. Jan 1-Aug 7th.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-706-9808 12-
Countryside @University Condo 2 Bedroor
avail, in 4BR for $425/ea Cable, water, ell
incl. except phone. Call Irvin (904) 610-091
or email email@example.com. 12-7-4-3
Campus Lodge 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4Bi
Vaulted ceiling. Friendly female roommate
Cherrywood furn, fabulous amenities. Plea.
call Jackie 561-716-7781, 941-713-87f
Sub-Let Appt. from Jan-May 2006, mu
be approved by original leaser & d
posit required. Furnished move in on
SERIOUS $300. 1 blk UF + parking ini
firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-629-63;
Campus Club Spring sublease pvt. BA ful:
furn. utils. incl. $418/mo. Move in as ear;
as mid Dec. Call Alexis @ 786-325-993
Everything a student could need.
large, quite, upstairs rm w/2 closet1
100 steps to campus. W/D, sunroof
Room semi-furn. $512.50/mo contaj
1st MONTH FREE! 2BR/2BA vintage.hous
in downtown. Wood floors, private yard
parking. 8 min. bike to campus/ 4 min. wal
to downtown. 113 NW 4th Ave. $885/mo nr
dogs. 379-9401 or email@example.com 12-1
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 UI
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all arm-r,
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.L
message. Private Owner 12-7-72-4
F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAN[
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rtg
W/D. $475 + 1/2 util/mo. Common arei
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 o
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 21
a ll Roommates
) all Roommates ] 5 l Real Estate
Parker Road Baptist
300 SW 122nd St. Gainesville,
FL 32607 Pastor Gordon Keller
332-4991. 9:45 Sunday School
Worship @ 11am t 6pm.
Wednesday Worship @- 7pm.
6:45pm Youth WOW
First Baptist Church
425 W. University Ave. Downtown
and Distinctive! Sunday Worship
11:00 am Bible Study 9:30 am
Christian Study Center
Offenng classes, reading groups,
lectures and more. Home of
Pascal's coffee house. For more
information ,'lit our website at
112 11W 16th St. 379-7375
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NtE Fir t Street
Sunday Services 8am. Holy Comin-
munion 8am, 10:30am. Educa
'ion Hour 9:15am.
Holy Communion 6pm.
Wednesday Ser rice 12:15pm
Healing and Holy Communion.
Sunday Service: 10:30 am.
Wednesday College Bible Study,
8:00pm. 2640 NW 39th Ave; 352-
First Lutheran Chu
1801 NW 5th Ave, Litu
cat Service at 8:30am
11am. Upbeat Praise S
vice at 11am. Sunday F
Lunch for college stude
The Family Chur
The Family Church is
multi-cultural Christian C
with great music, relevant
sages, casual dress, at
friendly people. Service
are Saturdays at 7pm and
days at 10am. 1022 SW 1
Street, Gainesville. Free
available to college stud
for more info. ext.1
Church of Chris
College Mnisu.ry meets
Uni ersity City Churc
Bible Study Sunday at 9:
and Wednesday 7pm
wesley Foundation Meet
Presbyterian Church 141
univ Ave. Unit #2
Sunday Worship 10:30am
For more Info: 372-818
Avail Dec 2 rooms in large house, 1 blk from
13th & University, $300 + split util, sec dep.
NS, no pets. Contactgvll32601@gmail.com
or leave message at 352-870-7256 12-7-29-
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 12-7-16-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near the Library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 12-7-15-4
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-
1 Female needed for 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
@ Countryside. $425/MO incl. utils, cable,
internet, furn., Avail NOW! Call 727-510-
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
Female Pebble Creek, 3BR/2BA $333/mo
+ 1/3 util, furnished common area, no pets,
very close to campus & SW Gym. Call 786-
2 FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED.
Gorgeous large 4BR fully furn home. 0.15.
mi from UF. Pets allowed $500/mo. Call 561-
289-4759 or 561-212-3153 12-5-10-4
Spacious 1BR avail in 3BR/2BA house. All
utils incl + wireless hi spd internet svc. Off
bus rt. $500/no. Available immediately. Call
352-283-2005 or 352-317-8080 12-7-12-4
FINS/NP Grad, quiet, clean, to share 3BR/
2.5BA Casablanca East furnished condo with.
1 other FS. Nice unit by pool, W/D, screen
rm. $530 + 1/2 utils, no maint fee or water bill.
***ROOMMATES NEEDED ASAP***
To share w/grad student. 3BR/2BA. New
townhome. Bus to UF, pool, gym, volleyball,
tennis, gated. $350 + utils. Call 727-644-
.0435 or email@example.com. 12-7-10-4
MUSEUM WALK. 2-story. ASAP. 1/1 avail-
able in 2/2. 1/2 furn DW, W/D, pool, tanning,
parties. Male/female. Laidback. $500 1/3 util.
Steven 850-960-8486 12-7-9-4
2 rooms available in 3BR/2BA house.
Furn or unfurn w/ nice yard on 34th St.
Upperclassmen or grad student. No pets.
$375/mo/each + util. Call 239-707-4113
1Br/1Ba in 2/2.5 condo on 13th St. Dec 20.
1 mile to campus, $450/mo, everything
included. Wireless HS, W/D, big closet 352-
Looking for remale for 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BA
apt at Rockwood Villas. Hi-spd internet &
cable. On UF busline. All utils incl for $500/
mo rent. 407-970-0720 or 407-421-3121
2 rooms available ASAP: Newly renovated
large home 4BR/2BA, deck, hot tub, 1/2 mi
from Campus Lodge. Covered carport, $500/
mo. incl utils. No smoking. 352-516-1940
Female student to join 2 females for own Br
in attractive 3BR house near NW 8th Ave.
<3mi. from UF on bus rte. #43, tile/hardwood,
$275/mo + 1/3 GRU HSInternet-digital cable,
avail now. 381-5597, 332-3852 12-7-6-4
Roommate wanted to share 3BR/2BA 2000+
sq. ft. furnished house. Parquet wood floors,
gourmet kitchen, 5 min bkie to campus.
Looking for quiet, clean person $350/mo
+ 1/3 utils. 352-494-8189, 352-283-4571
Roommate Wanted, prefer F, to share 3/2
home 3 mi from mall w/1 other F, $650 furn &
all util incl. W/D, fence, hs internet, Must like
dogs. Nice neighborhood, new home. Jen
494-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Male grad student wanted for 4BR/2BA
house. Only one other roommate. 2700 sq
ft. $500/mo incl everything. Call Steve 318- "
Non-smoking female roommate wanted. Nice
3BR/2BA house. Call Melissa 706-766-5682
for info. Starting Jan.'2006 1-13-10-4
Male, serious UF 'student looking for furn/
unfurnished BR/BA January-end of April.
M/Female roommates. No parties, NO smok-
ers. email@example.com 12-7-5-4
M/F roommate for own room/bath in 4/4
condo. Pool, busline, W/D, full kitchen.
Available- now. $325 + Shared utils. John
WALK TO UF one bedroom available for
spring/summer in a 3 bedroom apt. Private
bath, walking closet, full kitchen, washer/dryer
only 2 yrs old! Call 772-485-2659 12-7-5-4
Great house. Great roommates. Great
neighborhood. Close to campus, huge yard,
furnished or unfurnished. $375 + 1/3 util.
SPRING & SUMMER. Must rent clean safe
big house. 2BRs avail of 3BR. Off Newberry
Rd. W/D, DW, garage, $375/mo OBO. Call
Lauren @ 352-262-6463 12-7-4-4
Room w/loft in 2BR/2BA luxury condo.
Spacious living & nicely furn, every amenity,
2 mi to UF on bus rte. Beautiful area, pool,
tennis, close to food & shop. Incl. cable, W/D,
wifi, all utils. $500/mo Derek 386-871-7330.
Female room to lease in 3 BRApt. Located in
beautiful Hidden Lakes $420/mo pvt BA, Sec
sys, etc. Call 941-524-9098 12-7-4-4
1 BR Avail Now 5 min to UF. Free Digital .
Cable $300/mo + 1/3 util. Female or male
non smoker. 352-332-2234, 352-514-1441.
Roorhmate Needed for Fall semester in
4BR/3BA house. Big house w/deck & pool, 5
mins. from.UF. Rent is $400/mo. Call Tom @
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 12-
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find ,.,
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-7-72-5
Existing condos & luxury condos near UF
at affordable prices. For more information,
visit www.mattpricerealtor.com ;r call
today Matt Price 352-281-3551 Campus
Realty Group 1-31-21-5
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 SE 43rd Terr.
Remodeled. Tile floors, new carpet, near
Eastside HS $89,900. Lease option avail.!
For appts, Ms Eddie today at 352-505-4564
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
JUST BUILT 4BR/4BA LUXURY CONDO
NEAR SORORITY ROW-2 BLKS FROM UF
ALL APPLIANCES GREAT INVESTMENT.
$265K NOV/DEC ONLY RENT S500 BR.
ELEVATOR ON PREMISES 904-838-7581
Live in 1, let the other 3 pay the rent. 4-
2bed, 1.5-bath townhouses. All appliances
included, open kitchen. Well maintaigpd and
fully rented. $235,000. 371-6478/cell 494-
Condo For Sale. 2BR/2.5BA Brighton Park
condo in desired SW location minutes from
Shands & UF. Townhouse with two master
suites. Built 2000. $157,900. Call 386-424-
GIGANTIC 2-DAY Auction December 1 & 2,
2005 Montgomery, AL. Dumps, truck trac-
tors, skidders, feller bunchers, log loaders,
farm tractors, crawler loaders & tractors, mo-
tor graders & scrapers, rubber tired loaders,
excavators, backhoes. J.M. Wood Auction
Co. Inc. (334)264-3265. Bryant Wood AL Lic
Auction! 347+/- acres, offered divided,
Early County, GA. Excellent farm & hunt-
ing land. Thursday, December 15, 2:
00pm. Rowell Auctions, Inc. (800)323-8388
www.rowellauctions.com 10% BP GAL AU-
North Carolina Gated Lakefront Community
1.5 acres plus, 90 miles of shoreline. Never
before offered with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing. Call (800)709-
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLINA. ESCAPE
THE HEAT IN THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC. Homes, Cabins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMA(;Real
Estate, Murphy www.cherokeemorintainre
alty.com Call for Free Brochure (800)841-
Coastal Southeast Georgia Large wooded
water access, marsh view, lake front, and
golf oriented homesites from the mid $70's
Live oaks, pool, tennis, golf. (877)266-7376.
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22, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2005
ESCAPE TO YELLOW TOP MOUNTAIN,
Western NC. Easy Access, Paved Roads,
Privacy, Gated, Awesome views! Acreage
w/creelk. & log cabin shell from $89,900.
Financing Available. (828)247-0081. 12-
Coastal Living at it's Best- Brunswick County,
North Carolina. Homes and homesites. CALL
NOW! (800)682-9951 Coastal Carolina
Lifestyle Inc www.coastalcarolinalifestyle.in
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS North Carolina
Where there is: Cool Mountain Air, Views &
Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www:realtyofmurphy.com. 12-2-1-5
GRAND OPENING SALE Phase 2. Lake
View Bargains! Water access from $34,900
w/ FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO CLOSING
COSTS! Sat & Sun 12/10 & 12/11. Huge pre-
construction savings on beautifully wooded
parcels at 34,000 acre lake in Tennessee.
Enjoy unlimited water recreation.Surrounded
by state forest. Lakefront available. Excellent
financing! Call now (800)704-3154 x 701.
NC MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN on mountain
top, unfinished inside, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby, no traffic, $89,900
owner (866)789-8535 www.NC77.com. 12-
OWN A LAKEFRONT RETREAT Private
community on the TN/KY border. Just 1-1/2
hours to Nashville. Spectacular views of Lake
Barkley. 1 to 6 acres from the $40s. New to
Market. Call (866)339-4966. 12-2-1-5
TN WEEKEND RETREAT ACREAGE New
lake community close to Chattanooga &
Knoxville. Limited number of private boat
slips. Community lake access and amenities.
1/2 + acres from $40K. Call (866)292-5769.
OWN A PRIVATE MOUNTAIN RETREAT
Spectacular gated riverfront mountain com-
munity near Asheville, NC. 1-8 acre build-
ing sites from the $60s. Borders National
Forestfommunity lodge & river walk. Call
NEW MEXICO -16 acres $24,990 Scenic.
region, views, canyons, trees, rolling hills,
wildlife. Enjoy hunting, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great access. 100% financ-
ing Call (914)232-5100. 12-2-1-5
U | Furnishings
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-7-72-6
BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $85. Call
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 $990 From estate sale. Safe pine bunk
bed $109. 376-0939/378-0497.
CALL-A-MATTRESS 4370 SW 20th Ave.
MEMORY FOAM same as Temperpedia.
Save 50% & more. Other close-outs. 0 twin
sets $89 *full sets $129 Oqueen 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**
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 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 12-7-59-6
Couch & Loveseat for sale
$100 for both OBO. 372-2557 12-2-3-6
Seat everybody at the table with this
TABLE & 10 CHAIRS
$750 firm. 352-514-1667 12-7-5-6
GIGANTIC SALE TVs, DVDs, printers,
furniture, kitchen appliances, pots & pans.
Saturday, Dec 3rd, 9am-12pm. Haile
Plantation follow signs from Tower Rd. Call
350 Like new
52-376-10 FULL SIZE MATTRESS SET
Wholesale Warehouse, AS SEEN ON TV. for sale. $150 Negotiable Call 352-494-1043.
Low overhead HUGE savings! Brand New 12-7-4-6
Name Brand Sets! Don't be fooled by other
ads. Cheaper price means cheaper product!
CALL BRIAN 12-7-72-6 Computers J
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 $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$100- BRAND NEW Futon mat-
tress, still in package! Sold with oak Futon,
both for $170. Can Deliver 352-494-0333
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 ma s. All brand NEW still in box.
'Can delivelr"52-333-7516 12-7-72-6
Car stereo, car alarms, mobile video, mobile
navigation, custom wheels and tires, and
automobile performance at Sound Depot &
Performance. 374-7700 sdp-alligator.com.
TV 57" HITACHI XWX
Rear projection 18 months left on transfer-
able warranty excellent condition $1600.00
I" "Bicycles ..
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a. fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds.
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
Many to choose from
0 Best Prices in Town 0
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W University Ave 12-7-72-9
Used not abused. From basic transportation
to highend stuff. All styles. Great prices. 5
blocks from UF in College Park. 870-8693
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-72-10
by Bob Brackin
containing "Gainesville Stories"
< j7A+ dEfputEr FEk
Wa- W AMa-tiotws-C41.k'
Computer HELP fast! A+ Computer Geek
House/dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator Discount
w/student ID. M/F Cert MCSE technicians.
333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 12-
Cash Paid Laptop PCs
SALES SERVICE PARTS
www.pcrecycle.biz 336-0075 12-7-72-7
"COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS"
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
t 9352 .. 1..
- 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-
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
-wa pop 4b
PARTY SUPPLIES: Complete line of B
Supplies, glassware, beer taps, draft be!
equipment. Professional Cooking Utensil
R.,W. Beaty Co. 4322 NW 13th St, Gvil
RWBEATY.COM 376-5939 12-7-71-10 ,.
CANDY VENDING BUISNESS FOR SALE
70 machines placed. Includes supplier
Immediate income $500/mo. Easy part-tirr'
job. $10k. Call 352-665-0551. 12-7-6-10
SEWING MACHINE $50;
DRESS MAKERS' DUMMY .$80.
Call 335-3959 12-07-5-10
Holiday Shop Online
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Dire:
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock wit
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Deliver.
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335. 12-2
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earl
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All fc
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALI
US: We will not be undersold! 12-2-1-10
SAWMILLS from only $2,795.00 Conve(
your LOGS TO VALUABLE LUMBER witi
your Norwood portable band sawmill. Lo.
skidders also available. www.norwoodindui
tries.com -Free information: (800)578-136:
ext 300N. 12-2-1-10
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005 U ALLIGATOR, 23
lrple Martin Housesfromwww.SKMFG.com
now available at the World's Largest
-la.ier -i, Pet Department, $19.97, for a
ire nei you, call (800)764-8688. 12-2-
'L STEEL BLDGS! UP TO 50% OFF!!
ignreered for Hurricane Coast! Ship
.c0or, Direct for quick delivery. 24x30 Up
C100.2001 Call Now! (800)499-6401 Eddie.
-. 1. I0
Motorcycles. Moped s
S SCOOTERS **
S RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
S SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Swamp Cycles* Save $$$ on gas, ride to
lat 3' Largest selection of Ebikes, scooters
Accessories. Free delivery, 1-yr warranty,
est cust. service 534 SW 4th Ave 373-8823
cooters from $599. Largest selection
,YMCO. Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
r,eEr Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
:.38-8450 solanocycle.com 12-7-72-11
W 1 Motorcycles. Mopeds In
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 NW67th 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
Daytona 600cc 3,000miles. Still under fac-
tory warranty $5,200 OBO 352-256-2558
1999 YAMAHA R6 rare blue-red-shite
coloring, perfect for campus! Polished
frame/muffler. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for
info/pics. Must pay rent! $3700 352-283-
SCOOTER-Red Viaggio, 49cc, 4-stroke en-
gine w/elec start & alarm. No license needed,
gets 80 mpg and reaches, 45 mph. Only 1
yr old-like new. $900/OBO 352-235-2800,
email email@example.com, ask for Brandon.
2005 NINJA 250
Low miles, good way to get around campus.
$2500/OBO. Call 328-6047 12-7-6-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-7-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
**FAST CASH PAID**
For CARS & TRUCKS
Running or Not 1990 & up only
Sell or Trade Welcome
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Best Cars Lowest Prices
Im| Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! the independent florida
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. g a o r
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 12-7-
*WE PAY CASH*
For Cars & Trucks
Any year, make, model, mileage, condi-
tion. Free towing. Up to $250 for junkers
1999 NISSAN SENTRA SE
PW/PL, sunroof, CD player, spoiler, ABS
brakes, automatic. New starter, belt, spark-
plugs, rear brakes & battery. Fairly new
AC. 83k miles. $6000 OBO 384-3811 12-
2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
sedan automatic, A/C, green with gray cloth,
power everything, 76k, clean, $5,500 OBO
352-514-1800 firstname.lastname@example.org 12-
1991 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
High miles but runs well. No A/C. $700/
NEGOTIABLE. Call 367-1589. 12-2-5-12
92 TOYOTA CELICA GT 5-speed white,
AC, PS, PB, PL, PW, tint, air bag,'sunroof,
many new parts, dash mp3 w/warranty.
Runs amazing, interior immaculate. 126k mi
$3200 must sell 352-281-6685 12-7-8-12
GATORMAX USED CARS
Buy, Sell, Trade We Finance
As low as $899 down $49.99 a week
1991 CHEVROLET CAPRICE
4 sale. 89k original miles, strong eng & trans.
Candy paint. New starter & plugs. No dents.
Fast car. Very reliable. $3000 OBO. Call 352-
2000 SILVER HONDA HYBRID INSIGHT
1 owner car. Great commuter vehicle 70mpg.
Asking $5,500 352-219-2285 12-7-6-12
CHEVY LUV '82
Running condition. $300. Call- 335-3959
1998 NISSAN ALTIMA
114k miles, white ext, beige int. Good
cond. '$4500. Call 850-380-2821,
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: GOLD,
DIAMONDS, GEMS, CLASS RINGS, ETC
TOP CASH $ OR TRADE. OZZIE'S FINE
-JEWELRY. 373-9243 12-7-72-13
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGER
The Independent Florida Alligator is seek-
ing an individual whom will have the sole
responsibility for operations of our computer
systems. This individual will be involved
in the planning and implementation of our
technology, and must be able to communi-
cate and work with students and staff. Must
have experience with Linux (Fedora Core3),
Samba3, Apache, Sendmail, Squirrelmail,
Mailscanner Spamm and virus), Http and
IP table updates. Familiar with Dell Power
Edge Servers Raid1, a plus. Good network-
ing skills to support up to 100 machines.
Must be able to troubleshoot and repair
PC hardware and software. This is a full
time position with the largest student-run
newspaper in the country. Please send your
resume and salary requirements to Campus
Communications, Inc. P 0 Box 14257,
Gainesville, FL 32604-2257 attention Vern
Bean or email to email@example.com. We
are an equal opportunity employer.
the independent florida
What's black and white and
"read" all over???
The Independent Florida Alligator
and you can be part of the sales team of
the largest college newspaper in the
country by applying to be come an
(this is a non-paid spring position
requiring 12-15 hours per week
possibly leading to a paid sales position)
If you are a UF or SFCC student available to
work both spring & summer and are eager
to gain valuable sales experience, stop by
the Alligator. 1105 W. University Avenue, to
fill out an application and a class schedule
by Dec 2, 2005. We will contact you for an
interview opportunity to get your career jump
started! EEO/AA. 12-2-3-14
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-7-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $6.50/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-7-72-14
CNA CLASS: Learn @ your own time and
pace. Everything you need to be a CNA and
pass the state exam is on VCR tape. 95%
pass the state exam the 1st time! $250. Call
800-566-4913 Hrs: 12N to 5PM 12-7-72-14
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On-going volunteer needed: Blind lady
needs trans on Sundays only to Mass @
Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St.
Augustine Catholic Church. For more info
call 219-6948. I live in the Tower Rd area.
WANT TO BUY
BROKEN XBOX, PSP, DS
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture >-
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, E-mail required
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have.
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St.
Mortgage lender has immediate positions
avail for college students. No exp req. $8/hr
+ bonus, flex hrs. Apply in person 2-7pm M-F
at 1900 SW 34th St Ste 206 (2nd fir above
credit union) 12-7-72-14
Would you like to be your own boss, work
your own hours, and make unlimited in-
come? Start your own AVON business for
just $10. Call Emma @ 352-871-4489 or
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-7-
HIRING KITCHEN STAFF Starting $6.15/hr
DRIVERS $8-15/hr, and FLYERERS. PT
easy schedule. Please call 2-5pm 378-2442
or fill out application at California Chicken
Grill 2124 SW 34th St. Mon Fri. 12-7-72-14
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F 9:30am-9pm 408 W University Aye.
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd
Call center needs telephone agents for all
shifts 24 hours. 1830 NE 2nd St. Apply in
person M-F 9am-4pm. 12-7-66-14
Attention Smokers! Do you want to quit
smoking? Smokers are needed to participate
in a smoking cessation study. If interested
e-mail the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic.
email@example.com or call 328-
HIRING DELIVERY DRIVERS
Earn up to $12-14/hr.
Call California Chicken Grill 378-2442
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.15 $7.15/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations., 12-7-65-14
Continued on next page.
24, AtLIGATOR E FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2,2005
i llf -Help Wanted J ,,l.Watinted
.iHrip~ ted" 1 ,p Wante6d-
Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard
workers for all positions. Manager. Detailer.
Cashiers (fullday availability) & Lineworkers.
(AM 8:30-1) & (PM 12-6). Apply: 7404 NW
4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No
phone calls please. 12-7-55-14
Get Paid To Drive A Brand New Car!
Now paying drivers $800-$3200 a month.
Pick up your free car key today.
MARK Representatives needed. Earn up to
40% on everything you sell. Make money
while inr school; buy, sell, fundraise. Be your
own boss, work flexible hours. Call Emma @
Up to $300/shift. Many Positions Avail.
No exp. req. .FT/PT. 1-800-806-0082 ext
**Education Retail Store**
Seeking PT help. Please bring in a resume
to 2020 NW 6th St. Flexible weekday hours.
WEB DESIGNER WANTED
Experience in HTML, PHP, SQL & Graphic
Design a must. Call Dave 352-870-7467
GOOD EARS FOR A HEARING STUDY
Please contact Kim @ 392-0601 ext 380 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is $10/hr. 12-
Fill out application online at
Apply for any position today. 12-7-15-14
Research Positions Open
Internet Researchers needed
FT 9am-6pm (M-F) PT Negotiable
Hiring for spring rush Orange & Blue
Textbooks is seeking PT/FT help for upcom-
ing semester rush. Good people skills & reg-
ister exp pref. Stop by store @ 309 NW 13th
St. for details and applications. 12-7-12-14
Law Siddent Needed to research case/
legislative history develop constitional is-
sues FI Baker Act Flex Time-no office e mail
Teach me web site construction flex time e
mail email@example.com 12-5-10-14
COMPETITIVE YOUTH SOCCER
COACHES Req. coaching license or 3-5
years exp. & ability to make 2 yr comittment.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2-
PT entry level web programmer needed for
small web company. Should be profficient in
hand-coded html (no generators). Graphics
exp., asp or java script programming are a+
but not essential. See www. medianerds.com
NANNY FOR 2 YEAR OLD
in North Marion County. 45 hours/wk.
Experience & references a must. Call 352-
224-8943 after 4pm to set up interview.
HEALTH & FITNESS COMPANY
Top 50 year US company expanding in US
& globally, Asian marketing. Benefits, flexible
schedule, PT/FT. 373-5295 12-7-9-14
RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
Year-round hourly work
No Experience Necessary
$8 an hour to start
Apply online at RGISINV.COM or
by phase at 1-888-242-RGIS 1-17-15-14
Seeking NS elem ed or kid-friendly UF student
w/own trans to care for charming 18-mo old.
Guaranteed 4hr pay/wk. $10/hr. Main times:
Mon &/or Th AM. Need 3 refs (non-family)
Wait Staff/Dishwashers/Bartenders. Great
No Phone Calls/Must Have Experience
Email refs to: email@example.com
for bookkeeping. Will train. Part-time. Select
your own hours. Resume to Dr. Levy:
YMCA Get paid to play!
Do you like to work with children? The YMCA
is now accepting applications for Afterschool
counselors. Multiple locations throughout
Gainesville. Need to be available from ap-
prox. lpm-6pm. Bus Drivers Needed. Must
have valid CDL and good driving record.
Need to be available from approx. 12pm-
5pm M-F. Apply in person at 5201 NW 34th
St. Immediate Openings! 12-7-8-14
ATM, an environmental consulting firm has
immediate opening for a FT HR Assistant in
its growing Corporate Gainesville office.
Support HR management with major em-
phasis in recruiting. Work experience with
applicant tracking, screening and interview-
ing highly desired. Must have strong interest
and skills as a HR generalist in a technical
setting. Bachelor's degree in business, engi-
neering or related field preferred.
-ATM offers competitive compensation and
benefits and the opportunity to work in a
team-oriented environment. Some travel
Submit resume and salary requirements by
fax (375-0995) or email HR@AppliedTM
.com Must include Job C0509.
ATM is a drug free/smoke free workplace.
We are an equal opportunity workplace and
encourage diversity in the workforce.
PART TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
for Gainesville law office. Flexibel hours. Call
BARISTA TRAINEE WANTED
for busy espresso bar near mall. Excellent
pay and training. Email contact info w/wk
references, dates & contacts, to Doug at
Volunteer riders to help exercise show
quality horses. 15 min from Oaks Mall.
Exp only. References. 352-332-5297 or
MEDICAL OFFICE EXP
for Pre-Med or grad student. 20-25 hrs/wk.
Call 373-4107 12-7-7-14
MAJOR INTERNET RETAILER
Various positions in IT, Business Dev.
and Customer Service. Flexible sched-
ules. Competitive pay. Learn more at:
www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm or call
352-367-8600 9am-6pm EST 12-7-7-14
FEMALE STUDENT W/DISABILITY
needs female personal aid to help w/daily
living needs:. Daytime hrs Mon-Thurs $9/hr.
Contact Alex 904-814-6790 12-7-6-14
HIGH SPRINGS. property maintenance,
part time in PM. $9.00 hr, send qualifications
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave
message 1-800-707-8899. Must have trans-
portation. 20 min drive. 12-7-6-14
Part time. Call our new and existing cus-
tomers in AM from your location. DSL,
Newer computer required. $9 hr + bonus.
Send qualifications or 1-800-707-8899. See
High School Diploma, at lease 1 yr exp work-
ing w/children, must be able to work shift-
work, weekends, and holidays, call between
9am & 1pm 352-378-7074. 4025 NE 1st Terr.
G'ville, FL 32609 12-7-6-14
AFTER-SCHOOL CARE. 3 bright, creative
kids 6, 8, 9. Need car w/3back seatbelts,
refs & no cat allergies. 3:45-6pm. Mon-Fri.
Homework, trampoline, bikes. 373-7899.
NOW HIRING SERVERS
Apply between 2 & 4, Mon-Fri. CALICO
JACK'S 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Creekside Mall
PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER NEEDED
Outgoing personality. Beginning in January
for Jewish Day School. Mon Fri, 2pm-6pm.
Call 376-1508, ext 110 12-7-6-14
GREEN SPARROW CHINESE
RESTAURANT (Haile Plantation) is look-
ing for DELIVERY DRIVERSIKITCHEN
HELPERS. Call 352-871-5771. Visit
www.green-sparrow.com for location.
Help wanted for the serious hard-working
& trustworthy. General labor, yard work,
& heavy lifting $7/hr. Carpentry, electric,
roofing & plumbing repair starting at $8/hr.
NEGOTIABLE 376-6183 12-2-3-14
Oil. TI i.. moc'k
Oak Hammock at the University of Florida
Waitstaff (Full-time & Part-time)
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement commu-
nity. No experience necessary willing to train;
flexible schedules offered and guaranteed
hourly rate of pay.
Apply in person:
5100 SW 25th Blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
NANNY FOR TODDLER
Our home 3 days 20/hrs wk. Ref & amp; Exp
a must. Call 505-6212 to set up interview.
NANNIES FOR SPRING
Lots of positions open
-NANNY AGENCY 376-5008
EARLY pm NANNIES
Start @ 12:00
CHRISTMAS EVE NANNY
Good $$$: Fun Kids!
Inquire @ Noah's Ark
Nanny Agency 376-5008
EVEN MORE NANNY JOBS!.
3 TU/TH nannies needed now
good $$ for exp care
Nanny Agency 376-5008
Spring Internship Accounting Students
needed for busy CPA Firm, who are reliable,
detail oriented and able to multi-task. Should
possess strong organizational skills, out-
standing phone etiquette, outgoing person-
ality and professional experience. Previous
computer experience necessary (Word
and Excel). 15-20 hours/week minimum.
E-mail resume availability to Rachel at
TGI FRIDAYS is now hiring ALL POSITIONS.
Apply in person 3598 SW Archer Rd. Mon
thru Thurs between 2 & 4 pm or anytime
online at: Fridays.com Holiday/daytime
availability required. 12-7-5-14
Harry's now hiring experienced
LINE COOKS, HOSTESSES, BUSERS
Apply between 2:00 4:00 pm. 110 SE 1st
PART TIME ADMIN ASST POSITION
AVAIL NATIONAL Elect. Supply Co.
Hours 8am-lpm M-F APPLY AT 3005 SW
WILLISTON RD OR SEND RESUME:
Energetic, dependable & outgoing recep-
tionist needed. M-W-F in busy NW hair
salon. Headlines. Call for details 375-7833
MAKE MONEY SURFING THE INTERNET.
Details and contact info at:
H 0 T E '- -" '" i :.
Full or part time banquet servers
Full or part time restaurant servers.
Line cooks & banquet cooks.
Apply in person or call 377-4000
THE BAGEL BAKERY
384-9110. Energetic, smiley people wanted
$6.50/hr for line people, $7.50/hr for bakers.
5 STAR PIZZA
Pizza makers must be available to work
late nights and weekends. Experience pre-
ferred. Apply in person. 2300 NW 39th Ave.
HORSE FARM -
Alachua 8am-noon, 5 mornings incl Sat &
Sun. Feed horses, clean paddocks & stalls,
chainsaw & tractor work. $6.75 to start 352-
871-2523 or 386-462-9943 12-7-4-14
NOW HIRING @ ALL LOCATIONS
Apply in person @ Thornebrook Village or
34th St/Archer Rd. Store. 12-7-4-14
Earn about $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making
& smoking. If interested, come to the
Psychology Bldg room 397 or call 392-
0601 ext 297 12-7-4-14
Full time & Part time. Must be customer-
oriented & dependable. Good Pay! Must be
available through holidays. Leave Message
for Andy 1-888-463-1954 ext.205 12-7-4-14
Coming January NAPOLATANOS will re-
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Donovan could be fastest UF coach to reach mark
HOOPS, from page 27
nounced my name," Donovan said.
"They probably did, but I was prob-
ably too nervous and too uptight."
Aftef moving on to UF, Donovan
spent his first two seasons trying to
craft the program in his image, .and
the early growing pains resulted in
two sub-.500 years.
In is third year, however, the
Gators burst on the scene, making
it to the Sweet 16 where they fell to
Gonzaga by just 1 point.
The next year, however, was leg-
UF made a surprising run all the
way to the NCAA title game, falling
to Michigan State.
But despite his success, Donovan
doesn't view the wins as belonging
"People say 'OK, you've got (200
wins)," Donovan said. "I don't have
"Mike Miller does, Udonis
Haslem does, Taurean Green does,
(Joakim) Noah does, every guy that's
here, it's more them and it's more the
school. I happen to be the leader, but
"We're just going out on Sat-
urday as just another game,
play hard and get another
I've never looked at it- like it's my.
record or these are my wins."
Donovan's current players are
largely unaware of the history they
are about to make for their coach.
"I don't think anybody on the
team even knows thatt" Green said.
"We're just going out on Saturday as
just another game, play hard and get
And Donovan would be reaching
those 200 wins faster than any other
coach in school history.
Norm Sloan is the only other
Gators coach to even win 200 games
Donovan said beginning his ca-
reer at such an early age might lead
to an eventual early retirement.
"I know there's going to come a
time in my life where I'm going to
say, 'This is old,'" Donovan said. "It
happens to everybody, and I think
my time is going to happen a lot
earlier than most, because I started
a lot earlier.
"I think 40 in this profession is
relatively young, but at 50 years old,
it would be interesting."
However, Donovan said he would
like to establish more of a basketball
tradition at UF.
"I'm happy here, I love it here,
and the people have been great to
me, but do I want to be here ten
years from now?," he said. "If ,that
happened, I wouldn't be upset; I
don't have a different agenda.
"I would love to be able to look
back and say, 'You know what, with
our players and with our coaching
staff, we built something over a 20-
year period that is now special.'"
Gators to face K-State
VOLLEY, from page 27
"[Sophomore setter] Angie [McGinnis] took
care of running the offense, and our players
The Gators will face Kansas State in the
second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday
night. It will be the final home match for
Collymore and senior libero Rachel Engel.
The Kansas State Wildcats defeated Florida
A&M 3-1 in the other first round match at the
"[Kansas State] will be one of the best serv-
ing and passing teams that we'll play all year,"
Wise said. "I am'very impressed with both as-
pects of their game.
After losing in the second round to Stanford
last season, the Gators might step into the game
with a little something to prove.
"Maybe a little more than last year, we're
pumped to get a win in the second round,"
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onovan prepares for 200th win as Gators' coach
I MILESTONE COULD COME
AGAINST UCF ON SATURDAY.
By DAN TREAT
So much has changed in the last 10
ears. Republicans have taken control of
congress gas prices have doubled and cell
'hones have replaced pagers on people's
One thing that hasn't changed, howev-
er, is Billy Donovan's status as UF's head
Donovan coached his first game in
Gainesville at age 30 with just two years of
head coaching experience.
On Nov. 22, 1996, UF defeated Central
Florida 80-63 to pick up the first win of
Donovan's tenure. Ten seasons later, he's
seeking another milestone against UCF.
On Saturday, Donovan will go for his
200th career victory at UF when the Gators
face UCF at the O'Connell Center.
"It's gone by quickly here," Donovan
!said. "It's hard to believe how quick it's
gone by for me, but it's been a blast."
Donovan has come a long
way since growing up on
Men's Long Island, becoming a na-
Basketball tional figure in his playing
days as "Billy the Kid" at
Providence, playing briefly
in the NBA for the New York Knicks and
serving five years as a Kentucky assistant
before being hired as the head coach at
Marshall at the ripe old age of 28.
"There was a great passion for sports
at Marshall," Donovan said. "You ook at
what Jim Donnan.did there football-wise,
even basketball-wise we had a couple of
games my first year where we had 10,000
His first game on the sidelines was any-
thing but the choreographed and elaborate
pregame ceremonies that take place at UF.
"Heck, I don't even know if they an-
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 26
UF overpowers FAU in NCAA opener
By BRYAN JONES
The match was probably finished before it began, but
t didn't feel like it even lasted that long.
The No. 4 UF volleyball team made quick work of
ktlantic Sun champion Florida Atlantic (29-3) in the
Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
Senior outside hitter Jane Collymore recorded 14 kills
as the Gators breezed past Florida Atlantic Thursday.
NCAA Tournament, winning their 16th consecutive
In one of their most lopsided victories of the season,
the eighth-seeded Gators defeated FAU 3-0 (30-19, 30-
15, 30-14) in less than 90 minutes Thursday night at the
"In the NCAA tournament, you'll take any win, any
way it comes," Coach Mary Wise said. "And it was extra
special to do it in such a good way."
FAU got off to a strong start in, game one, jumping out
to an early 7-6 lead. But from that point on, the Gators
"Florida started off serving a little bit easy, which defi-
nitely helped us," Owls Coach Jody Brown said. "When
you are not used to playing a team of that caliber, you get
out in front of them and you think 'Hey, we're beating
somebody,' and the next thing you know, those teams are
used to coming back.
"They are used to fighting every day. We needed [to
play] more teams that really press us, that are going to
get in our face and hit the ball back at us. And this year,
we didn't have a lot of that."
UF knew it would have to shut down Owls' outside
hitter Kelly Paiva, who typically accounts for most of
And despite surrendering 14 kills to Paiva, the Gators
did just that.
Paiva hit just .036 on 55 attempts.
"She played well, but Florida is just a great team,"
The Gators also had the support of the home crowd
behind them, an advantage they do not take for granted.
"We'd like to think that they were glad to be back,"
Wise said. "What we now have is a volleyball-savvy,
"They have come out for years, and they love to see
good volleyball, and we were glad to see that."
Senior outside hitter Jane Collymore led the Gators
with 14 kills on .367 hitting.
The Gators hit a stellar .430, while holding FAU to
.049. -No UF player hit below .300 for the match.
"It was a very solid performance as indicated by the
numbers," Wise said. "We were low-error and very good
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 26
Tave you seen them?
Shooting four and five stars are dotting
Li the Gator Nation skyline.
Have you heard about them?
Stars so bright, stars so ahead of schedule that
Urban Meyer reportedly slept for 15 hours last
Unless you've been
living under a garnet and
gold rock, you've probably
Recruits are coming to
'' Gainesville. Many of them.
And good ones.
Louis They're coming to a team
Anastasis that has three losses. To a
Louis in the Bullpen team that hasn't played in
email@example.com a Southeastern Conference
title game in five years. To
a team that, at times, has
looked more lost on offense than Green Day at a
Republican national Ccnvention.
So how about one collective, "Huh?"
"We knew kind of going in that Florida was
going to have a great class," said Jamie Newberg,
a national recruiting analyst for scout.com. "But
what has transpired since the Florida State game
has been pretty amazing."
A 27-point blowout. A regular-season ending
smash. A -recruiter's equivalent of winning the
What has happened since Saturday is abso-
lutely silly. Absolutely astounding.
Seven players committed during the span of
five days. And Meyer didn't even have to use lob-
ster and Escalades to do it.
"I think that game Saturday obviously had a lot
to do with a bunch of guys wanting to be here right
now, and that's a real positive," Meyer said.
Seven more players. That brings the count of
early UF commitments to 19 (about 10-12 more
slots scholarships remain). That's enough talent
SEE ANASTASIS, PAGE 28
* UF senior Mike Degory is one U NCAA Volleyball Tourney (Rd 2) 2000: UF win its final SEC title to date, R See page 16 for a story on Sarah Lowe's
of six finalists for the Rimington Kansas State vs. UF defeating Auburn 28-6 for the conference Rhodes Scholarship interview. Also, get
Trohpy, given annually to the O'Connell Center, Tonight, 7. crown. The Gators would go on to lose to the scoop on Tim Tebow one of the top
nation's top center. The winner U Men's Basketball : UCF vs. UF Miami in the Sugar Bowl 37-27. quarterback prospects in the nation who is
will be announced on Dec. 8. O'Connell Center, Saturday, Noon considering playing for the Gators -,as he
prepares for the high school state semis.
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28, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2005
Thornton considers transferring
By IAN FISHER
Alligator Staff Writer
After a frustrating season, junior run-
ning back Skyler Thornton is contemplat-
ing his future with the Gators. If he trans-
fers, he would have to sit out a year before
playing for another Division I-school he
could play for a Division I-AA school with-
Thornton has carried the ball just 20
times this season and hasn't had a carry
since the Mississippi State game on Oct. 8.
He said this season isn't what he expect-
ed it to be. He was competing for a starting
job before the season kicked off, and at one
point during the summer, UF coach Urban
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UF junior tailback Sklyer Thornton rushes for 3 yards against Mississippi State
for his final carry of the season. It could be his last carry as a Gators back.
Meyer said Thornton was the top back out
of a group that included DeShawn Wynn,
Markus Manson and Kestahn Moore.
Heading into UF's bowl game,
Thornton is No. 4 on the depth chart.
He doesn't know why he hasn't gotten
more of a chance, he said.
Thornton was a highly ranked recruit
out of LaGrange, Ga., often compared to
former Auburn star and current Tampa
Bay Buccaneers rookie Cadillac Williams.
But he has never gotten extended playing
He carried the ball 55 times for 230
yards in 2004, and he finished that season
as Ciatrick Fason's backup. This year, he
only recorded 98 yards.
Thornton said he hasn't looked into
any other schools yet, but it's something he
"I'll have to see after the season," he
LEAK FILES WITH NFL: Quarterback Chris
Leak has filed papei-work with the NFL's
Draft Advisory Committee to see where
he would likely be drafted as a junior.
The papers wouldn't bind Leak, but
Meyer said it is mostly for insurance pur-
EXTRA PRACTICES: One positive aspect
about going to a bowl game is the extra
practice for younger players, Meyer said.
He said it gives the coaching staff a chance
to work with freshmen who are going to
play next year. The Gators will have 15
practices.before the bowl game.
However, he has to use the practices
more toward bowl preparation at some
"That's a fine line," Meyer said. "You
have to maintain a positive attitude, but
you don't ever want it to be punishment
for finishing strong."
ETC: Starting cornerback Vernell Brown,
who broke his fibula against Vanderbilt
and hasn't played since then, told Meyer
that he'll be ready to play in UF's bowl
"He says he's going to play," Meyer
said. "He told me three weeks, but that's
not verified by our doctors. He deserves to
play in a bowl game."
Defensive end Ray McDonald had an
MRI on his knee, but no decisions have
been made about his status.
ANASTASIS, from page 27
to make Kentucky an SEC contender next
year. That's enough for a team of its own.
Five-star, 4.4-second 40-yard dash phe-
nom Jarred Fayson could run quarterback
for the revitalized Spread 'n' Shred. Four-
star running back Chevon Walker could
handle tailback. Four-star studs Damian
Williams, Justin Williams and Bryan
Thomas are your three receivers. And how
about some blocking from 6-foot-5, 335-
pound behemoth Carl Johnson and 6-foot-
3,344-pound monster Maurice Hurt.
You want defense? At 6-foot-4, five-star
Mr. Do-It-All Jamar Hornsby can play
.safety. St. Augustine's speedy Jacques
Rickerson fits right in at corner. And just
to be unfair, the Gators have Larry Grant at
linebacker. The 6-foot-3 linebacker report-
edly runs a 4.45 40-yard dash. Sheesh.
"They've got a lot of momentum -
they're filling needs, and it only looks like
it's going to keep going," Newberg said.
Wait, there's more recruiting to be done?
Scout.com ranks UF's early class as fourth
in the country. For those of you keeping
score at home, that's better than LSU,
Auburn, Ohio State and USC. Apparently,
that's not good enough.
Not for Meyer and Co., a group of
recruiters so adept at their skill that Ron
Zook's classes are beginning to look like
Troy State material.
Because you may have heard of this
Tim Tebow quarterback fellow from St.
And recruiting often works like domi-
noes. Start the chain reaction and it can't
Not only does Tebow hold a gazillion
ties to the Gators as is, but he now has a
mind-numbing recruiting class to whisper
sweet seductive phrases in his ear.
"With Tim, I had the feeling two and
a half weeks ago that Alabama was the
team to beat," Newberg said. "But with all
the Florida ties and his parents, I certainly
think Florida is the team to beat."
Or has he already made his decision?
"This leads you to believe that maybe
these guys know something we don't re-
ally know," Newberg said.
It's a secret no longer. Mix yourself some
Urban Bourbon because next year's fresh-
man class will be fantabulous.
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