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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006
UF recruiting class falls to No. 2 behind USC
* TWO VERBAL COMMITS
SPURNED THE GATORS FOR
By BRYAN JONES
On one hand, National
Signing Day was pretty unevent-
ful for Coach Urban Meyer and
The two best prospects left
on UF's board signed elsewhere,
and at the end of the day, the
Gators gained one highly touted
player, only to lose another to,
one of their bitter rivals. Meyer
On the other hand, Wednesday
marked the end of Meyer's first class
season, a class
made up entire-
ly of Meyer's
in to imple-
was regarded as the best
in the nation by most major re-
cruiting 'publications until late
Wednesday night. But late com-
mitments to Southern California-
.pushed the Trojans to No. 1
in rankings by Scout.com and
Still, Meyer was excited about
his group's potential.
"Chuck Heater, our recruiting
coordinator, said, 'A couple got
away today, which kind of stings
a little bit. But if I had told you
a month ago you'd have [Tim]
Tebow, [Percy] Harvin, Mon
Williams, and we kind of put the
puzzle together, would you take
that?'" Meyer said. "Heck yeah,
we'd take that."
SEE SIGNING DAY, PAGE 5
By STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ
A homeless man tried to steal
money by ramming the forks of a
small tractor through an automated
teller machine on Wednesday, accord-
ing to an arrest report.
Duard Augustus Benson, 39, was
caught on a security video driving a
Bobcat tractor into an ATM at 1122
NE 16th Ave.
He caused $30,000 worth of dam-
age, according to the report.
"I have been a police officer for 20
years, and this is the first time I have
seen someone use a Bobcat to enter
an ATM," said Gainesville Police
Detective Charles Dorminey. "This
was not a well-thought-out crime."
Benson stole the tractor from
inside a building at Keith Muller
Dorminey said Benson was work-
ing for the company when he drove
the tractor into the small Florida
Credit Union building.
Most Bobcat vehicles typically
SEE ATM, PAGE 5
Lee discusses hardships of film
By OLVIA ORMOS
'Spike Lee, wearing a white cap and red-
framed glasses, entered the stage at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center in front of about 2,000
people Wednesday night to speak for Black
He passed along a warm, welcome from-
Gators basketball alumni David Lee, who is a
member of the New York Knicks.
Accent, UF's speakers bureau, and Black
History Month 2006 sponsored
On the event, which totaled about
Lee focused on the hardships of
being a black filmmaker and the importance of
his family's support.
"You gotta be better if you're a person of col-
or," Lee-said. "If you're just as good as a white
Person, you're not good enough."
He spoke of the time in America when slaves
were castrated, whipped or hung if they were
caught reading or writing.
"Despite that, if you knew how to read and
write, it was your duty to pass this on to get us
out of thisbondage," Lee said.,
His grandmother was adamant about educa-
tion. She sacrificed her social security checks
to send her grandchildren to college, but Lee
didn't kriow what he wanted to study.
"Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., I had no idea
I wanted to be a filmmaker," he said. "I wanted
to be a baseball player for the Mets. But I had a
better chance of hitting the lottery than playing
pro ball, so that ended real quick."
The summer before his junior year, his elec-
tives were exhausted, and he had to pick a ma-
jor. He chose to take pictures:
"People looked at me like I was crazy be-
cause no one knew of any black directors mak-
ing films," Lee said. Alex Koyler/ Alligator
Lee also spoke of the general change in cul- Film director Spike Lee speaks to a large crowd Wednesday at the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center about his childhood in the Bronx and his rise to fame.
SEE LEE, PAGE 8 For more photos, visit www.alligator.org.
prospect C.J. Spiller
shocked UF and
FSU fans by com-
mitting to Clemson
on Wednesday. But
UF commit Mon
Williams thinks the
Gators will be just
fine without Spiller.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 S ALLIGATOR, 3
SG ELECTION ISSUES
SG parties have yet to commit to campaign platforms
* TODAY IS THE LAST DAY
TO REGISTER A PARTY.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS and -
Alligator Staff Writers
Students dreaming of a ca-
reer in Student Government will
have many parties to choose
from this Spring, but so far there
is little to distinguish one option
from the next.
Today is the last day to reg-
ister SG parties, and although
at least nine organizations have
been registered, not all have
committed to running candi-
Those parties officially run-
ning executive candidates in-
clude Swamp, Unite and Team:
Most Valuable Party. But with
only one day left before students
can apply to run with a party,
none of those organizations has
developed a platform.
In this election's early stages,
the parties' main talking points
are similar: The three major
contenders seek to involve more
people in SG.
"I think most everyone's going
to feel the same way about issues,"
said John Boyles, the Swamp
Party's Student Body presidential
Party officials said they are tak-
ing a wait-and-see approach and
will select a slate of Student Senate
candidates before formulating
"I think most everyone's
going to feel the same way
Swamp Party's Student Body
The winners of Spring's election
will control more than $11 million
of students' money.
Boyles, who is also president
of Student Senate, said he feels
it would be unfair to develop a
platform before potential Senate
candidates get a chance to voice
The Swamp Party plans to ask
potential candidates about issues
concerning them, Boyles said, so
that everyone on the slate will have
a chance to contribute ideas to the
Unite Party officials said they
plan to do the same, though their
party is pushing one controversial'
initiative: Internet voting in SG
Unite wants Internet voting that,
would let students vote anywhere
there is Internet access. As of now,
SG holds elections through voting
at designated computers on cam-
pus. Internet voting would elimi-
nate the need to spend thousands
of dollars hiring poll workers to
monitor the computers, Unite Party
leader Adam Roberts said.
"Any student can make a dif-
ference," Roberts said, adding that
one vote can make or break an
Making SG accessible to more
students is also a goal of MVP, a
party with a ticket topped by UF
tennis player Ryan Sherry and
Gators linebacker Brandon Siler.
MVP Chairwoman Andrea
Guttag said she wants her party's
platform to be determined by stu-
dents in and out of SG.
"We can take ideas from people
who don't necessarily have the
time or ambition (to slate)," she
How they're alike:
The Swamp Party, Unite Party and Team: Most Valuable
Party all want to increase involvement in Student
Government, a theme stressed in last Spring's election by
the successful Gator Party.
How they differ:
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2006
Returned frat seeks pledges
* DELTI CHI GARNERS INTEREST AFTER
REMOVAL FROM CAMPUS IN 1999.
By KYLIE CRAIG
Delta Chi, which returned to campus last
week after a nearly seven-year hiatus, has
developed a solid following.
The fraternity started recruitment and
gave out seven bids to potential new mem-
bers in its first week.
Nearly 40 students attended the infor-
mational sessions hosted by Delta Chi on
Monday and Tuesday nights.
At the meetings, Rusty Williams, leader-
ship consultant for the fraternity, and Reed
Davis, director of expansion, discussed Delta
Chi's history and membership requirements.
Students are required to have a GPA of 2.5
in order to affiliate and must go through an
eight-week associate-membership period.
Davis spoke about the benefits of going
Greek, noting that although only 1 percent to
2 percent of the world's population is Greek,
"Fortune 500 CEOs are almost all Greek."
Students signed up for one-on-one in-
terviews with Williams following the meet-
UF freshman Blake Livingston said he is
interested in joining Delta Chi because of the
"It seemed like they're going to respect
me," Livingston said. "It's not like one of
those fraternities where they're going to
treat you like a second-rate citizen for the
rest of the semester."
Williams said he's pleased with the turn-
out so far, adding that he is looking for stu-
dents "who would hold Delta Chi near and
dear to their heart."
Delta Chi founded its UF chapter in 1927.
The organization was removed from cam-
pus by UF in 1999 and by its international
headquarters in 2001 after violating several
student conduct codes.
Williams will. continue recruiting on
campus until March 3 and will be tabling
on Turlington Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
The fraternity will also host two more
informational session Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at 8
p.m. in the Reitz Union Room 361.
Work causes traffic
By BOBBY EAGLE
Alligator Contributing Writer
Road construction in southwest
Gainesville has resulted in traffic de-
lays and adverse effects on local busi-
nesses, but officials say the benefits
will outweigh the costs.
Lanes have been closed on
Southwest 13th Street to resurface
the road and. add bus stops, side-
walks and curbs, said Chip Skinner,
project spokesman for the Florida
Department of Transportation.
"Motorists will have a better ride
with the new asphalt in place," he
But lane closures have resulted
in long lines of traffic. The lines are
longest during the morning and af-
ternoon rush, Skinner said.
Southwest 13th Street is being ren-
ovated in conjunction with the resur-
facing of Williston Road. Skinner said
both projects should be completed
this spring. Motorists should instead
use Southwest 34th Street and Main
Street, he said.
Riders on certain bus routes will
also be delayed. Route 13, which
runs from UF to the Alachua Career
Center, and Route 16, which runs
from UF to Sugar Hill Apartments,
are the routes most affected, said
Regional Transit System marketifig
coordinator Theresa Harrison.
Riders who want to beat the de-
lays should ride
Around the buses earlier,
Street have also suffered, said Arby's
general manager Rusty Landers.
Arby's, a fast food restaurant locat-
ed along Southwest 13th Street, has
seen fewer customers lately because
of the lane closures, he said.
"It has affected people's decision
on whether or not to stop," Landers
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
Homeless man stole tractor from Gainesville construction company
ATM, from page 1
travel at speeds of approximately
4 to 12 mph, according. to the
Bobcat Web site.
"Bobcats are not easy to oper-
ate," Dorminey said. "They're
very tricky, so it had to be some-
one that knew how to operate
Labor Finders, a .company
that helps homeless and unem-
ployed people find jobs, hired
Benson to work for Keith Muller
Keith Muller said he did not
know anything about the inci-
dent and refused to comment.
Benson had been working for
Keith Muller Construction for
more than a month and had no
previous incidents at the com-
pany, Dorminey said.
However, Dorminey said
Benson has a history of burglary.
Benson told police he was not
the man in the photo taken from
the security video, according to
However, at the time of his
arrest, Benson was wearing
the same sweatshirt and jacket
caught on video, according to the
Police also said Benson has ex-
cellent skills operating Bobcats.
"He knew exactly where the
tractor was before he took it and
that the keys were inside the ma-
chine," Dorminey said. "With all
the evidence we had, we knew
it had to be someone who knew
how to get in the building."
Meyer: Tebow, defeating FSU gave Gators early recruiting momentum
SIGNING DAY, from page
Despite being chock full of talent,
Meyer was also impressed with the
academic standings of his recruits. All
but one player is on pace to qualify
academically, and Meyer believes the
one in concern will likely qualify as
"They are high-character people,
and this is critical and should be criti-
cal to [UF],"Meyer said.
By early afternoon, the UF recruit-
ing class essentially had topped out
with 27 commitments. Running back
C.J. Spiller, who had UF in the mix
until the very end, declared at a press
conference Wednesday that he was
Offensive lineman Andre Smith,
whose final list of schools included
UF, Alabama, USC and Louisiana
State, opted for the Crimson Tide in
front of a television audience.
The biggest disappointment, howev-
er, was probably the loss of cornerback
Patrick Robinson. The skilled defensive
back out of Miami Gulliver Prep, who
verbally committed to UF on national
television Jan. 25, had a last-minute
change of heart and spurned the Gators
in favor of Florida State. He will join
wide receiver Damon McDaniel at FSU
after the Gators' potential logjam at the
receiver position caused him to rethink
his verbal commitment to UF.
The best news UF received was that
Mon Williams, rated the No. 13 run-
ning back in the country by ESPN.com,
finally announced that he would sign
with the Gators.
Meyer was also relieved to see that
the rumors surrounding Harvin's pos-
sible defection to USC were not true.
Harvin, the best player in the nation,
according to Rivals.com, faxed his let-
ter of intent to UF as planned.
"Speed, I think that is the first
thing you look at [with Harvin],"
Meyer said. "Competitiveness he
is a guy that will fight you. He is a
guy that is just tremendous. He is the
person that you flip on the tape and
watch three plays and you move on to
the next one and you say he's as good
of a football player and skilled athlete
as there is in America."
Of course, players like Harvin,
and ultimately the No. 2 recruiting
class in the nation, may never have
been a possibility for the Gators if not
for the signing of Tebow, one of the
nation's premiere quarterbacks, and
one season-defining victory against
the Seminoles, Meyer said.
"Some teams get momentum later,
some earlier," he said. "Ours was with
the win over FSU, and then when Tim
Tebow said he was going to be a
Gator. It knocked probably 10 to 14
guys in the hole right after that. That
was a big part of this whole class. He
did a great job selling this' program,
too. He was a recruiting fool. He loves
Florida, and he is a leader."
But even as recruiting season has
just come to an end, Meyer won't
have much time to reflect on this class
before going to work on next year's
group of prospects.
"We have already started recruit-
ing, texting and working and going
after them next year," Meyer said. "So
it has already begun."
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threatens free press
When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed
its editorial cartoons Sept. 30, it probably anticipated the re-
Abdel Moeti Bayoumi, a theology professor at Al-Azhar
University in Cairo, explained: "Those cartoons are very of-
fensive to every Muslim feeling and to Islam as a religion. Do
you expect Muslims to remain silent or rise to defend their
The cartoons in question all depict the Islamic prophet
Mohammed. The most controversial drawing features the
prophet wearing a turban containing a bomb with a lit fuse.
The paper commissioned the works because it was con-
cerned about self-censorship by cartoonists. It decided to
tackle the problem head-on.
Any depiction of the Muslim prophet is strictly forbidden
by Islamic tradition.
The backlash was as brutal as it was immediate.
That October, ambassadors from 11 Muslim countries
.protested to Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Rasmussen refused to even meet with them, saying, "It is a
basic principle of our democracy that a prime minister cannot
control the press."
The incident is quickly growing into a, catastrophe as
Muslim countries around the world boycott Danish goods.
Jyllands-Posten has since apologized for offending Muslims,
but it was too late.
In a show of solidarity, other newspapers around the world
have reprinted the cartoons.
Eventually, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Louise Arbour got involved. "I find alarming any behaviors
that disregard the beliefs of others. This kind of thing is unac-
ceptable," she wrote.
The uproar continues.
We support peaceful protests of the cartoons, and we
support private boycotts of the paper. People have a right to
express their displeasure with offensive material. The obvious
intent of the newspaper was to provoke a reaction. It has suc-
Now people should be giving their feedback.
But countrywide boycotts of everything Danish have a dif-
ferent motive. Most Danish companies had nothing to do with
the publication of the offensive cartoons.
The probable intent of the boycotts is to force the Danish
government to rebuke Jyllands-Posten.
And we're not okay with that. You can't punish a country
for having a free press.
Free expression is absolutely critical to a well-functioning
society. Without the right to unhindered expression and com-
mentary from the press, a nation simply can't function.
Sometimes those expressions will be unkind. Sometimes
they will be callous. Sometimes they will be utterly offensive.
And maybe printing the cartoons was a bad idea.
But regardless of the statement made, the right to print it
must remain sacrosanct.
Now is the time for newspapers to climb up on top of their
soapboxes. The free press must be defended.
We also note that the governments calling the loudest for
restrictions against the Danish press are the ones that have
already suppressed their own.
Perhaps Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda,
put it best when he said, "It is the absolute right of the state to
supervise the formation of public opinion."
We've never believed him.
And we hope the rest of the world won't either.
the independent florida
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t's no secret that Republicans prefer small government min protest over the course of
and market solutions. more than a year. But they were
But a recent investigation by The New York Times stonewalled and eventually reas-
reveals that Bush has allowed private organizations to signed.
dictate our foreign policy and diplomacy. .. This is just one more example
Haiti's tumultuous history is complex and tragic. of the administration's blind
In 2004, it only took about 200 rebels to force Haiti's Mike Day loathing of government and naive
president into exile. There was no military to stand in the Word of the Day trust in private industry. In Haiti,
mob's way it was disbanded a decade ago after it had email@example.com Bush took this ideal to the realm
conducted its own coup. of foreign policy: He contracted a
What makes this disaster even more frustrating is the private and partisan organization
knowledge that the administration was complicit in the to formulate U.S. policy in Haiti. As a result, the United
affair. States failed to speak with coherence and catalyzed a
While the Department of State voiced official U.S. pol- coup.
icy through its ambassador, it also funded a pro-democ- The Department of State is an unwieldy, bureaucratic
racy organization called the International Republican behemoth. It has enough secretaries, undersecretaries,
Institute, which worked closely with opposition groups, assistants and analysts to make its own small country. It
Such a duality of public and private American diplomacy is also notoriously slow to -change.
sounds like a great idea and isn't uncommon in practice. Therefore, it.is important that the administration con-
In Haiti, the problem arose when both facets claimed to suit with private organizations and think tanks. And it
speak for the same administration and then said conflict- should continue to fund these organizations as they help
ing things. build healthy democracies.
On one hand, the ambassador spoke to the Haitian We should never, however, be so afraid of govern-
government and opposition groups about compromise ment's effectiveness and efficiency that we outsource
and negotiations. On the other, IRI's leader in Haiti its foreign policy responsibilities to a private institution.
openly opposed the government and discouraged the Adam Smith did say the market was equalized by an "in-
opposition from conceding on its demands. He may have visible hand." But we should never fund an organization
even aided in the organization of the coup. that will undercut our policy objectives and leave us with
Pro-democracy nonprofits are typically charged only blood on our invisible hands. This is a misplaced exten-
with promoting democratic ideals and practices. Ever sion of the small government philosophy.
trusting in private enterprise, Bush allowed IRI to go fur- At an IRI fundraiser, the president said democracy
their. As a result, the group told the opposition that their building is a "growth industry."
advice, not the ambassador's, was Washington's official It's not an industry at all. And when Republicans try
posture. In the end, efforts at reconciliation and peace to bring a market-based approach to foreign policy, they
were undercut, and violence ensued. will fail.
It cannot be said that the administration was unaware Mike Day is a political science senior. His column appears
of IRI's unruliness. Multiple diplomats sounded alarms on Thursdays.
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Letters to the 7
BlackBerry lawsuit shows flaws in system
Tuesday's article about the woes of
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion
("Berry Blackout") reveals serious failings in
our patent system.
The BlackBerry is an innovative handheld
Its success and rapid adoption shows just
how useful these gadgets are.
NTP the company suing BlackBerry's
maker, produces nothing. Zip. Nada.
RIM develops a great new product and
successfully brings it to market. NTP collects
patents and sits on them, like landmines,
until an unexpecting tech innovator steps
Patent protection is designed to provide
extra incentive for innovators to bring their
product to market.
The goal of the patent system is to encour-
age innovation, not hinder it.
By granting too many patents without
concern for the quality of the application, the
Patent and Trademark Office has encouraged
a wild land grab.
Now entrepreneurs can't take two steps
without treading on someone else's territory.
Then the lawyers come out, and it's all
Students who want cool tech gad-
gets or a chance at starting a business in
the future should support patent reform
now. Organizations like the Public Patent
Foundation and the Electronic Frontier
Foundation are advocating for our interests.
We should give them our attention and our
For more information, visit
www.pubpat.org or www.eff.org.
President, Florida Free Culture
Horse slappers deserve punishment
I really cannot believe that two separate,
supposedly intelligent students slapped a
police officer's horse and expected to get
away with it.
As punishment, I suggest 20 hours of
community service washing and grooming
Calvary (the assaulted horse), and not ne-
glecting his stall, of course all under proper
I also suggest that these students stay
away from the rear of the horse. He may de-
cide to slap back.
Bible should have literal interpretation
If misinterpretation of the Bible is "a
breath of fresh air" to Amy Thomas, she may
want to get out more often.
I might also suggest that she not con-
tradict herself if she wants to effectively
promote one side of an issue. If "men with
prejudices against ancient societies wrote
the Bible," how are we to figuratively con-
clude anything accurate about what they
Personally, I do not believe the Bible is
going to effectively draw legal lines of mo-
rality for society. Unfortunately, that is in the
hands of the politicians.
I would also advise any more self-pro-
claimed Bible scholars to actually make ac-
curate statements about its material. Perhaps
reading the book would be a good start'.
City police should be after criminals
News of the two confrontations be-
tween students and Gainesville Police
Department's horses in front of the Market
Street Pub last month prompts an im-
mediate question for Gainesville's finest:
Whatever happened to chasing the really
Bush hasn't delivered on oil promises
One point in the Alligator's piece on the'
State of the Union address was Bush's pledge
to liberate us from Middle Eastern oil. I was
disappointed that political science professor
Michael Heaney failed to point out this has
been one of Bush's pledges in every State of
the Union since 2002. Bush'has failed us.
SIgnore Bush's invasion of Iraq and his
failure to address Middle Eastern peace until
it was too late. Look at our oil sources. He
snubbed Canada by canceling visits to our No.
1 supplier of oil. His State Department gave
its tacit approval-to a failed coup in our No. 2
supplier, Venezuela. He has bungled relations
with Mexico, one of our major suppliers.
The Republicans trumpet Iraqi oil, but
the United States has been unable to secure
the pipeline. The last I heard, Iraq was in the
Middle East. Maybe Bush should take a geog-
February 17, 2006
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8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2006
UF loses attorney to Duke
* BERNARD HAS BEEN AT
UF FOR 30 YEARS.
By JOHN W. COX
One of UF's highest-rank-
ing officials announced she
will take a position at Duke
University this summer.
Pamela Bernard, vice presi-
dent and general counsel for the
university, will end a 30-year
relationship with UE
'"My time here at the
University of Florida has in
many ways prepared me for
this role at Duke," said Bernard,
who will also serve as vice
president and general counsel
at Duke. Her job at Duke starts
UF officials will now quickly
organize a search committee to
find a replacement for UF's top
An interim substitute will
be appointed until the univer-
sity can find Bernard's full-time
replacement, UF Provost Janie
Bernard was selected from a
pool of almost 500 candidates,
said Duke law professor Paul
Haagen, a member of the search
The team sifted through the
hundreds of candidates and
submitted four names to Duke
President Richard H. Brodhead
to make the final decision.
"My time here at the
University of Florida has
in many ways prepared
me for this role at
UF vice president
"(The search) was literally all
over the country," Haagen said.
"Her name kept coming up."
Duke, a private institution in
Durham, N.C., was ranked as
the nation's fifth-best university
by U.S. News & World Report
magazine in its 2006 edition of
America's Best Colleges.
Bernard, who makes
$215,000 a year at UF, said
although she will miss the uni-
versity and the many relation-
ships she has formed over the
years, she looks forward to the
challenges she will face at Duke.
Duke officials would not reveal
her new salary.
"Pam has been a valuable
contributor to the university
for approximately 24 years, and
we will miss her," UF President
Bemie Machen wrote in a let-
ter to faculty and staff. "At the
same time, we're also happy
for her and the opportunity at
Duke. We know she'll do a
great job for them."
Bernard received her bache-
lor's degree in political science
from UF in 1977 and her law
degree in 1981 from UF's Levin
College of Law.
She has served as vice presi-
dent and general counsel since
Bernard is also a past presi-
dent of the National Association
of College and University
Attorneys and received the
Service Award in 2004.
"That's the magnitude of
our loss," Fouke said. "She will
be hard to replace."
Lee discovered his love of films in college
LEE, from page 1
ture, and he compared today's definition of
ghetto with that of his generation.
"You got mad love if you were an athlete,
mad love if you could talk to the ladies and
mad love if you were intelligent," Lee said.
"But that is not the case today. Crack has
Lee gave the acronym B.C.A.C. for "Before
Crack and After-Crack," expressing his disap-
pointment in the way drugs have taken over.
Aside from culture, he discussed his pro-
fessional achievements and his pride in his
"Many filmmakers look at their films like
they do children, just like parents love their
children equally," he said. "But under the
cover of darkness in the midnight hour, if
they were being honest, they would say I love
all my children equally, but I might like one
more than the other. For me everything came
together on 'Malcom X.'"
He mentioned his new film, "Inside Man,"
staring Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster,
and his new HBO documentary on Katrina
called "Levees Be Broke."
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Sol was done eating the leaves, he asked for something sweet. Os-
borne suggested a freshly picked tangerine.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Final days for H
By BECCA GOLDMAN
Frank Edmondson purchased his first
kilt in celebration of the 20th Annual
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on
Saturday. The garment combines the tra-
ditional kilt with present-day functional-
ity, adding pockets for cell phones and
other modem attachments.
The Utiliilit is just one of the items you'll
find strolling through rows of merry mer-
chants at the Alachua County Fairgrounds
this weekend. Admission is half-price for
students Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and
the fair will be open Saturday and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Edmondson, 34, said he has worn kilts
in the past but never owned one. When
asked what he would wear with his new
Utilikilt, he said, "Not much. A T-shirt and
a pair of rim boots."
Edmondson is a Hoggetowne veteran
who starred in the human chessboard as
a knight for 12 years. This year, the Tampa
resident said he came strictly as a spectator.
"It's really more people-oriented here,"
\ ',* a
Edmondson said. "There's a wide-open,
All of the comedians, belly dancers and
entertainers are some of the best on the
circuit, said Linda Piper, fair coordinator
for the City of Gainesville Department of
Parks,- Recreation and
Cultural Affairs. Wfe -'
"We anticipate break
breaking all records, as
we do every year," as we do i
Last year, more than 50,000
people attended the fair, Piper said. After
two decades, jousting and live chess are
still Hoggetowne staples.
The .Thieves' Guilde puts on the live
chess game every year. With 65 characters,
the game follows the classic tale of Robin
Hood fighting to win Lady Marian's hand,
said Tim Neelands, captain of the guards
and producer of the human chess game.
"They're real weapons," he said.
"There's always a potential for someone to
get really hurt."
.The group starts practicing six months
before the fair.
Tom McCarthy/ Alligator
Moira, played by Miranda Brookes, fights Catherine, played by Shannon Singley,
during a battle between Robin Hood's Merry Men and the Sheriff of Notting-
ham's entourage at the 20th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.
"Auditions start in September,"
Neelands said. "We look for strong actors
who are willing to get very physical."
You can catch Robin Hood and his
Merry Men twice a day at the living chess-
board between archery demonstrations
and falconry shows.
The "Birds of the Gauntlet" runs four
times a day starting at 11:30 a.m. Master
falconer Kitty Carroll dem-
onstrates how these
ng all records, birds of prey were
used for hunting in
yearr medieval times. The
Linda Piper birds are available
for pictures after
the show and fly freely
during demonstrations. However, they
have never attacked an audience mem-
ber, Carroll said.
"We've just had fly-offs," she said.
"It takes a good, solid year of training."
The falcons, hawks and owls live
with Carroll and her husband at their
13-acre home in Live Oak, where the
couple also runs a falconry school.
Carroll has been practicing falconry
since 1974 and said she knows how
costly maintaining the show can be.
"The permits to do this are extensive,"
she said. "Last year we spent close to
$52,000 on the business."
Accipiter Enterprises splits the year
in half, traveling to both agricultural and
"People love owls," Carroll said. "Owls
are the perennial favorite."
Turkey legs are another avian treat at
the fair. The massive hunks of bird can
be found benched in the hands of nearly
every fairgoer. If the salty meat makes you
thirsty, the Hogtown Brewers willbe selling
beer and mead.
"My only concern was that we weren't
serving Budweiser," said 54-year-old Sue
Smith, of the Hogtown Brewers. Smith also
is a nationally certified beer judge.
The dub is dedicated to exploring the
art of home brewing and turning people on
to "good beer," she said.. This year's beers
include Guinness, Harp and Bass. For a
sweeter alternative, the mead is a ferment-
ed honey wine from Illinois, she said.
Legally, the dub cannot sell its home-
brewed beers but instead offers informa-
tion on how to get started. The money
the Brewers make is split with the city of
Gainesville and donated to charities like
Habitat for Humanity.
The fair is the cub's only fundraiser, but
the booth makes more money than most of
the vendors combined, Smith said.
"I come out here every year," she said.
"This is a two-weekend party."
For more. information on the
Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, visit
Group tries to
t preserve the
% medieval days
By JOANNA BLAZ
I" Avenue Writer
Visitors at the Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire have the opportunity to play
"Barron's Quest," a new game spon-
sered by Amtgard, where participants
|^ obtain dues after performing fun and
occasionally embarrassing tasks.
"My favorites were the military guys
Swho sang Tm a little teapot," said
SRobin Keiman, a member of Amtgard, a
nationwide society dedicated to recreat-
ing medieval and fantasy eras.
Amtgard is best known for competi-
tive battles in which they use foam-cov-
ered replicas of medieval weapons.
Barry Guertin, a UF faculty member
and a knight in Amtgard, describes the
group's weapon play as high-speed tag.
"[Although] the game is not meant
W to simulate actual medieval combat, -
we want people to get into the spirit,"
Guertin said. "Wearing a T-shirt and
jeans would defeat the purpose."
Some members of Amtgard are very
aware of the need for authentic-looking
Medieval garb for the battles.
"I'm not really into the fighting,"
said Keiman, who spent about 12 hours
sewing her outfit for the fair. "I enjoy the
socialization and the crafts."
S Besides the foam-weapon battles, ',
A Amtgard has many participants inter-
ested in preserving the medieval spirit
through the arts. Amtgard holds art
contests, singing and dancing competi-
tions and workshops on building armor.
These activities bring people together -
and have made Amtgard a huge social
event where some people have met their
"I met my husband through
Amtgard," said Annalisa Hordemann,
UF graduate and industrial engineer.
"There's vets, nurses, engineers, people
all across the board."
SEveryone is encouraged to play
and members' ages range from 14 to
40. Amtgard members recruit most of
their players from their demonstrations
at the annual Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire. They practice every Sunday at the
Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park.
* In last week's BreakThru
Radio story, we reported the
Web site incorrectly. Check
out BreakThru Radio on
M In 1912, the world's first movie
stuntman, Frederick Rodman Law,
performed on a newsreel, jump-
ing off the Statue of Liberty with a
"There are times here I have leeway
to spaz out because I'm a successful
artist, but I really am trying my best
not to be a jerk."
l on self improvement, to Entertainment
* People eat more food on Super Bowl
Sunday than any other day of the year
except for Thanksgiving.
10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2006
Raunchy author visits
By DANIELLE SIBILIO
The man who is not afraid to do what-
ever he wants and tell the whole world
about it is coming to Gainesville.
Tucker Max, New York Times best-sell-
ing author and Internet celebrity, will be
at Gator City, 1728 W. University Ave., on
Monday to promote his new book, "I Hope
They Serve Beer in Hell." He will be sign-
ing books from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be
The book, a continuation of his stories
found at www.tuckermax.com, includes
new ones that are not posted on the site.
Max's stories are often vulgar, and some
might find them offensive, but his readers
admire that he doesn't care what people
think of him.
"He says a lot of controversial things,
but I think I mainly enjoy it because I
feel that people get way too worked up
over the little things in life,"said Pouya
Abdollahzadeh, 21, a Spanish and philoso-
phy student at UF.
When the Web site first started, it was
filled with names and pictures, but now
Max has switched to using pseudonyms.
"I can be completely and totally hon-
est about everything, and I don't have to
worry about the repercussions," Max said
in a telephone interview.
However, not everyone is fond of the
"I thought his stories were funny un-
til I met him and realized he was just as
arrogant and immature as he was in his
stories," said Lisa Aukerman, 20, a junior
Max argues that he isn't rude to people
"I don't ever feel bad about making fun
of people who deserve it," Max said.
A peek at performers
By WILL AFFORD
For a taste of what Tuesday's show at
the Common Grounds has to offer, check
out these albums.
The Plastic Constellations
The'Plastic Constellations' "Crusades"
captures the energy and aggression of
punk rock, with the attention to rhythm
that made Fugazi so groundbreaking.
Staccato breakdowns and anthem-like
choruses over shredding guitars comprise
the meat of the album, but the quieter
moments accent the crescendos of shout-
ing and pounding, which lead to a fairly
dynamic sound overall.
Swearing at Motorists
"Last Night Becomes This Morning,"
the latest from twosome Swearing
At Motorists, features gritty, confes-
sional lyrics. The kind that can only
come from the acceptance that'after 10
years on the road, you're still playing
for crowds smaller than the line at the
DMV, but you're doing what you love,
so that's just fine.
With some parts indie-pop, some
parts folk and some just simple rock
'n' roll, this recording is eclectic but
consistently sincere. The only things
missing are the hooks that would drive
the lyrics home.
Nevertheless, this is a solid album.
So for $12, it's a show worth seeing..
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 a ALLIGATOR, 11
One-nighters to learn from
T without mom and dad sleeping nearby,
there's never been a better time to go
-- out. Or, more appropriately, to invite
At least 43 percent of college students
have had a one-night stand, according to U
Magazine's recent college sex survey. And I'll
go ahead and admit it I'm one of them.
A one-night stand is "sexual activity
with another person intended for
one night only," according to Magha
urbandictionary.com. However, I've
learned that sometimes a chance en-
counter with a mysterious stranger
can leave you with more than
smeared mascara. Here are my four
one-night stands, and how they
changed me. Don't worry; I told my
dad I was writing about these.
The stupid, risky one: This is one that I do
not recommend. After bonding over the Czech
language, red wine and techno (romantic,
I know), I asked Stand #1 to see his pierced
member. A red light should have gone off.
With multiple tattoos and piercings, this guy
dearly wasn't concerned with erring on the
side of caution. Although I handed him a con-
dom, I should have personally made sure that
it reached its pierced destination. I later found
it unused under my bed, but it was too late.
Tattoo man had long gone, but had left behind
a nasty infection. I now make sure to take m4-.
ters into my own hands, literally.
The encounter with a real grown-up: At 29,
Stand #2 was ten years my senior. Compared
to my dating pool up until then, he was wiser,
sexier and more confident. A real man. Our
Saturday brunch turned into afternoon shop-
ping, and after he accompanied me to a holiday
party, I joined him at his home.
McDowell For the first time, I decided I quite
liked being a young woman.
The one that I turned down: It
really is never too late to callit off
and send him home. If you don't
feel right and you just aren't into
J it, that's okay. You don't owe him
anything. I realized it's a lot easier
to fight the feeling of obligation
than to feel regret later.
The one that turned into a full-fledged
love affair: This one I do recommend. A
cosmomag.com poll found that only 66 per-
cent of respondents thought a one-night stand
could turn into long-term love. There's no rea-.
son why 100 percent shouldn't believe its pos-
sible. The important lesson here is to remember
that what you do and say is permanent, and
your liaison with sexy online guy just might
surprise you, hopefully in a good way.
Easy math relieves pain
All it takes to understand the life of
a UF nursing student is some simple
Three hours spent in class Monday
and Tuesday equals six "[A nurse] if
total. Take that six and everyone.
add three more hours for ever
research and two more son that the
for a clinical lab. To that knotr in tim
total add 15 hours spent Camill
in the hospital for hands- UF nurs
on patient training, and
the grand total of sched-
uled hours per week is 26.
So for third year nursing student
Camille Hanson, life tends to get hectic.
Hanson admits she spends most of
her time reading books big enough to
crush a small-man, but feels it's worth it.
"[A nurse] is important to everyone,"
she said. "They're the person that the
family gets to know in times of trouble."
While a patient may spend the bulk of
their insurance on doctors' fees, Hanson
said the real connection is between a
nurse and patient.
"We are the ones who judge the feel-
ings and concerns of a patient," she said.
The hospital hours are meant to
supplement everything that the nursing
students, learn in the classroom because
important to it is sometimes difficult
to apply school lessons to
ey're the per- real-life situations.
family gets to Hanson describes
s of trouble." her future line of work
as "very humanistic"
Hanson and sees nursing as an
g student opportunity to alleviate
pain and make a real dif-
ference in future patients' lives.
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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2006
Harn pavilion offers classy art and food
By KATIE BURNS
Last October, UF's Samuel P. Ham Museum
of Art began a new provision of service that
would ensure a savory experience as well as an
Thanks to the Camellia Court Caf6, hungry
visitors no longer need to travel in search of
The caf6 is the first dining area in the UF
Cultural Plaza, which also includes the Florida
Museum of Natural History and the Phillips
Center for Performing Arts.
The eatery is part of the recently completed
6,500 square foot Mary Ann Ham Cofrin Pavilion
and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday however, it remains open until
9 p.m. Thursday for Museum Nights. A spa-
cious indoor dining area and additional outdoor
seating provide views to the south and west.
The menu offers a variety of soups, salads,
sandwiches and desserts. Tapas, small dishes
meant for sharing, are available after 2 p.m. Most
main items average
around $8, and weekly
lunch specials are avail-
Gail Doniger, Gator
Dining employee said
the addition of a res-
taurant was an impor-
tant step for the Ham
"We wanted to keep
with the rest of the mi
ums. We want to expi
Gator Dining employee
"We wanted to keep up with the rest of the
museums," she said, noting that larger met-
ropolitan museums and some local ones are
known for their restaurants. "We want to expand
Doniger and company currently enjoy a large
lunch crowd of mostly faculty and tourists. They
hope to see an increase in students, she said, es-
pecially with future plans to accept Gator 1 Cards
Christine Hale, director of marketing
S and public relations for the Ham Museum,
use- said a $3.2 million gift by David and Mary
and Ann Ham Cofrin and their family made
the addition possible.
Senior security guard Sam Saxon said
e the area for the new addition was origi-
nally expected to be a sculpture garden,
but contributors decided on a pavilion
instead. He said there are plans to continue to
put outdoor sculptures around the museum
and expand to the west.
"The area is designed to take very large
sculpture and very large art," Saxon said. "At
this point, we've barely scratched the surface
ikf umans have insatiable t
appetites for anything i
aesthetic: beauti- s
ful clothes, beautiful people,
beautiful places and beautiful }
things. Kathy St
Every day we Kathy
seek to surround
ourselves with a
ality. Why do you .
think they put those
magazines right by
the checkout line at the grocery 5
store? After the ugliness of
shopping-cart warfare down
the Easy Mac aisle in a college i
liquid Ginger Asian Grille
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind H.ppCdriomT Suncenter
Downtown) Pan-Asian sesi,'od ste-ks3. and
stir-fry in a relaxing upscale atmosphere Try our
wide selection of exotic martinis and hot teas.
Open for lunch Sur-Fri and Dinner every nite 5-
10:30pm, Call 371-2323 for a reservation.
David's Real Pit BBG
Voted #1 In Gainevillc and Ired in 'Where the
Locals Eat' a- best place in Cainesville for Ribs
& BBO. David's says come on in for breakfast,
lunch or dinner. Adult size portions for adult
size appetites. Oai.'.d caters to the Gators.
Open 7am-9prn Mfvn-5;rt a-n9prmrn Sun We
ara licaed at 5 121 A rNW ?29,' Avs 1352)
373-2002. Da.,o's 8BOQ aieiers the best BBe
anywhere in Gainesville with Gatorfood.com
Gourmet food at student prices! Over 100
selections of Xir.,-s, sta rtunrj 1 9. a bottle.
Wine testing Wed. and Fri. at 4pm. Three half
glasses only $5.95. Open 11 am-11 pm Mon-
Thurs, and until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Call 376-0000 for reservations or check the
web at www.leonardos706.com.
Cafe Gardens has been just across from the
UF Campus since 1976. This quaint landmark
establishment with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or gathering. Don't
miss the Friday wine tasting 6-8pm. Open 7
days. Lunch meetings catered. Daily Lunch &
Drink Specials. -Live Music Nightly- Call 376-
2233 1643 NW lst Ave.
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine prepared with all
natural ingredients. Organic food, smoothies end
juices. Amex/Visa/ATM 10am-9pm. 505 NW
Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake, cheesecake... over 20
handmade desserts... 3445 W. University 371-
Where eating well means eating healthy...
Gainesville's best chinese food. Now with more
sizes available with more vegetarian options. As
always, generous portions, fast service & super
lunch/dinner combos. FREE DELVERY
613 NW 18th Ave. 372-4282.
Full menu and specials a
1011 W. University Ave. 11-10 Mon-Sun 336-
5323. We have the best Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus,
Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef or chicken.
Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery -
at 2401 SW 13th St., 372-4995. We sell
hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine tobacco and halal
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in Gaineeville.
Other best of awards include: salad, dessert,
martini, wine list. 3443 W University Ave. -
Mildred's Big City Food
rMeal., miada from scratch with organic local
produce fresh meats & seafood, daily baked
r.-ead; & desserts by G.anr,- elle's most awarded
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*se food. martini, wine list, wine bar, dessert
& service. 3445 W. University Ave. -
3830 W. Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal Park
Plaza (next to Gator Dockside) Enjoy sushi, rice
bowls, noodle bowls, and bento boxes. Try our
Boba Tea with over 30 different flavors. First
in Gainesville in a trendy, hip atmosphere. Open
everyday 1 lemrn O:30pm. Carry-out or dine-in
checkout our menu at Gatorfood.com,
You've'had the rest, now try the BEST Mexican
food in Gainesville. Loved by Gators past and
present. Best homemade salsa in town. Open 7
days a week for lunch and dinner 1723 SW 13th
St. Take out and catering available. Live music
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
Serving Gainesville since 1976. Made to order,
made from scratch. Many vegetarian & vegan
items available. Open 7 days, 1 am-1 Opm. 16
NW 13th St. 378-5948. wwwburritobros-com
Gainesville's premiere spot for southern style
home-cooking. Featuring fresh greens, macaroni
and cheese, fried chicken, pork chops, and more.
Lunch buffet Tues. & Fri., 11 am-3pm. Breakfast
Sat. & Sun. 7am-1 Oam. Saturday seafood buffet
11 am-pm. Sunday buffet 1l rn-apm. 1218 N.
Main St Call 371-8008.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006 I ALLIGATOR, 13
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arget for beauty. Always
ly where there is demand.
church learned that 1,000
ago. There's nothing bet-
ter to draw medieval
workers in from
the mud fields than
to erect a towering
S cathedral, complete
with stained glass
windows. We all
crave a little beauty
in our lives. Here's
chance to satisfy your
insatiable appetite, for
ty or otherwise, with ed-
Materials: Baking sneet, foil,
cookie cutters, Pam spray. Life
Savers, a chopstick
1. Cover baking sheet with foil, and
then spray with Pam.
2. Spray inside of cookie cutter
with Pam and place on cookie
3. Fill mold with single layer of
4. Bake at 250 degrees for 10
minutes or unul melted.
5. Remove from oven, cool three
minutes and use a chopstick. to
poke a hole for string.
6. Cool thoroughly, then remove
from mold and hang with string
NYC act to grip Common Grounds
< The Hold Steady
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By DAVID LOW
What is The Hold Steady made
of? Barroom tales and a whole lot of
ale that's what The Hold Steady is
But don't mistake The Hold Steady
for just a bar band when they play the
Common Grounds on Tuesday.
Within those tales lay a wealth of
pertinent social content, not always
perceptible on the first pass. The
booze, however, just makes for some
damn fine rock 'n' roll.
SAnswering the phone, Craig Finn
doesn't seem like the rough-and-
tumble, beer-laden, scene-weary front-
man you'd expect to be greeted by. He,
along with lead guitarist Tad Kubler,
is tired of the cold wind of New York
City. Both are looking forward to
warmer climates on their transnational
tour supporting their sophomore ef-
fort, the widely acclaimed "Separation
Sunday," released last May.
Being ranked high up on numerous
lists for 2005's best albums, including
the No. 2 position in The New York
Times and the No. 10 spot in Spin
Magazine, The Hold Steady is grate-
ful for such lofty comparisons to Bruce
Springsteen and the Replacements.
"There are things that we do that
differentiate us from them," Finn
said. "But look, if you're going to be
compared to someone, then those are
two of the greatest rock-and-roll bands
ever, so I'm feeling pretty good."
With such an ambitious-album, The.
Hold Steady is ready to take their mu-
sic to the southeastern United States,
an area unfamiliar to them.
"The southeast is one of the places
we missed last tour," said Kubler.
"I'm always hearing how Gainesville
has such an awesome music scene,
The Hold Steady is.also known for
its live.performances, which involve a
lot of alcohol for the pure purpose of
"Lately, I barely drink anything un-
til about 10 minutes before we play,"
said Finn. "Then I literally drink as
much as I can."
As for The Hold Steady's future,
Kubler summed it up the best: "More
rockin'! More beers!" More rock-
ing and more beers are in store for
S-:-.,-.; -- .. -.
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Plans and Cetierin a.ailaole rjf Campus uJ'ing
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Gnuisv!lle E, prerrer e Hook'.ar Lounge. A
landmark. since 1980 3cSr ..In. lunch & dinner
in our gbJs- atr-ium cr- dine by our fireplace,
Famous for our Earir-ArlA'inj Aings burgers,
steaks, and yr cs Larg- mrdll.ar cianeiri menu.
Drink specials daily. Enjo., ou- coz1 --oo'ah
Lour.get- We sell inly tt fin chest of p'pea- natural
charcoal and premium or a wcco Sdau rda', r.iIrc
belly dancing perform-cTirce Call fo-.r details
mon tues 11 am.'ioprn
wed fri 1 Iarn-midnright
sat noon -ndnight
closed sunday 378-5179
1120 university ave. Next to Bank of America
The best Cuban food in town! Located at 2409
SW 13th St Virtually Cuban Restaurant. &
Internet Cafe is open for lunch & dinner and
specializes in authentic Cuban food. Serving a
variety of sandwiches pressed on fresh Cuban
bread. Rope Vieja, Chicken Fricasse, Roast Pork,
Bistec de Palomilla are just a few of the en-
trees. Also available are Cuban pastries, coffee
products, croquettes, flan, tamales, plantains,
and other Cuban delicacies. Open M-F 11 am-
10pm, Sat. 9am-3pm, Sun. 12-4pm..
For a complete menu please visit our website
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fish, steak, chope, salads, and assrts. Live jazz
7. 30rr Monday and T,.ur _- s un.a. brunch
1 (30am featuring Internationte brunch buf
fet with r,-.%' .en.dngn mimosas starting at 1:
OOpm. Open 5-1 Ipm Mon.-Thurs. Open until
midnight Friday and st urd,- ;- Sunday brunch
10C.30rrm. dinner 4-1 1pm. Call 378-2001 for
reservations or carry-out Ofr visit our website at
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Happy Hour specials all day every> Cre t blood
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14. ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Quartetto perform at UF C a end d a r
During the 2004 to 2005 concert
Season, UF hosted the Emerson,
STakacs, Juilliard and Kronos
string quartets, four of the biggest names
in the genre.
The Tokyo String Quartet will soon be
on the list of world-renowned string quar-
tets that have visited UF when it performs
Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the University
The, quartet has been to Gainesville
before but not in recent years,
said Kikuei Ikeda, who has been Jay G
the group's second violinist for
more than 30 years. f"
The Tokyo String Quartet
is known for promoting both
classical and contemporary
repertoire. Saturday's concert
will reflect that attitude and will
feature music by Schubert, Bartok and
"We like to put classical, romantic and
modem together so it's a variety," Ikeda
Like most of Bartok's music, his "String
Quartet No. 1" can be hard to come to
terms with at first.
"Bartok is not an easy repertoire," said
Michael Blachly, director of UF Performing
Arts. "But Bartok with the Tokyo String
Quartet would be the best way that you
could hear it."
The concert will end with Brahms'
"String Quartet No. 3." It is almost always
a crowd pleaser, Ikeda said.
"Brahms is one of the most popular
composers," he said. "He touches you in
Despite its name, the Tokyo Quartet is
based in America. The musicians are on
the faculty of the Yale School of Music,
and the group is the quartet-in-residence
at the university.
The quartet often gives concerts heav-
ily attended by students, and these are
often the players' favorite audiences,
"I believe the younger generation is
much more open to the mod-
ernm contemporary music," he
said. Music such as the Bartok
quartet is not as shocking to
younger ears as it is to those of
the older generation who nor-
mally attend classical concerts,
The musicians perform the
"Paganini Quartet" on a set of instruments
made by the legendary Stradivarius and
once collected by the great violin virtuoso
Niccolo Paganini, Ikeda said.
Each instrument has its own unique
sound, but when you play them together,
it's kind of magic," he said.
The Tokyo Quartet tours extensively
each year, performing 90 to 100 concerts
in addition to making recordings. UF
Performing Arts had to work hard to book
the concert, reserving the date two years
in advance, Blachly said.
Concert tickets for the general public
and for students are still available. For
more information, call the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts box office at (352)
Florida Museum of Natural History, Ham Museum of Art, Museum Nights:
Students get in free at museum, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., free
Orange and Brew, live music: Bear, Umoja Orchestra, Voice of the People, 9 p.m.,
free, all ages
"the gallery" Reitz Union 2nd floor, reception: "Artlessness," display of UF student
digital art, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, cultural step show: Step Afrika, Black History Month
event, 9 p.m.
University Auditorium, live music: Tokyo String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $10 for stu-
Eddie C's, Super Bowl Party: Super Super Bowl Party, 5 p.m., free
Orange and Brew, Islam on Campus: Islamic Jeopardy, students and faculty learn
about Islam, play educational game designed like Jeopardy, 5 p.m.
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3BR/2BA Flats $839/mo ..
2BR/2BA Flats O* $725/mo
2BR- over 1100 sq ft 0* $725/mo
1BR-over 800 sq ft O* $625/mo
Close to UF, beautiful, quiet
High-speed wireless internet
$450 deposit 0 376-2507
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
HUGE*AFFORDABLE*1,2 & 3BR
Starting atjust $639
Pool*Tennis Cts*1.5 Mi 2 UF
Indiv lease & Util Avail
Call Now 377-7401*
CLOSE TO CAMPUS
3BR/1BA Duplex $600
MITCHELL REALTY 374-8579x1 4-26-72-2
**Afforadable and Quiet*
1/1, 2/2.5 TH& 4/2.5 TH
Spacious floorplans in great location.
FREE gym membership.
FREE parking across from UF.
Leasing for Fall 2006 (352) 332-7401
Going, Going, GONE!!
2BR/1BA 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
BIG & CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq. ft. $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also avail.
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16, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2,2006
Uj For Rent
a l unfurnished
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
LET US PAY YOUR BILLS UNTIL FEB 1ST
Large 1 and 2 bedrooms. Free water, sewer,
pest control. Open.Saturdays. Ventura Apts.
1902 SW 42nd Way 352-376-5065 2-6-
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. Large room
w/pvt BA 6-12 mo lease. Perfect for grad/intl
students..Sparkling furn/unfum Ig home in
Kirkwood. $350-$450 + uitl. 352-375-6996
or 352-284-0979 2-6-20-2
Near Law School 3-1, 1-1 1st & last. Pref.
grad std. No pets, W/D hook up, dish, wd.
firs., cent A/C, gas heat, trees. Call Tom
>8PM orwkd 954-529-4031 2-7-20-2
Newest Countryside condo, 4BR/4BA. Avail
fall. Sec. sys., scr porch, common area furn,
W/D, hi spd inet, all utils pd. $400/mo Entire
unit avail. $50 off first month's rent if lease is
signed in Jan. 904-509-8074 904-571-0860
1, 2, & 3 BR Flats
FREE Alarm; FREE WD, PC Lab
24hr Gym, Screened Porch, Pets OK
FREE Tanning 372-0400
2/2 Flats & 3/3 TH's w/Garage
FREE Tanning*FREE Alarms*Pool
FREE WD*Cyber Cafe*Gated Entry
24hr Gym*We Love Pets
.ONLY 1.5 miles to UF 372-0400
********WALK TO UF********
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706. Large living room area. Pets arranged.
Some utilities included $580/mo. Call Greg
3BR HOUSE. 2 car garage, W/D, fenced, 15
min to Shands & UF. Call Ashley 305-323-
9742. $900/mo. Northwood Pines 6413 NW
3,th Terr. 2-8-20-2
2 Rooms For Rent, close-to UF, $350/month
plus utilities, 4BR/2BA, Fenced yard, hard-
wood floors, with garage. 1206 NW 36th
Street, GVL. Call 352-495-9085 2-9-20-2
Newly Remodeled at UF
1 and 2 BR's from $599
Pets ok, Laundry on site.
Wood Floors avail.
Leasing for Fall 371-7777
ACROSS FROM UF
2BR's from $599
Central Air, Pets'ok:
Reserve for Fall 371-0769
*NW 39th Ave. Lg 2BR/2BA fancy loft
w/costly laminate floor, wood pattern. Good
neighborhood. $620-$630 ONice NW
2BR/2BA, gated patio, trees. $530-$540
*Roommate share 2BR $300-350 373-8310
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $375 to $620/MO
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
wvr give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus
routes. All at a rate that won't break your
bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 4-
August 1- 1 BIk. to UF
3BR/1BA. 1227 SW 4th Ave. Fresh Paint,
Nfwly refinished wood firs., spotless, CH/
AC, extras $1160/mo. Call 352-331-0590,
514-5060 cell. 2-3-25-2
J I unfurnished
1BR & 2BR/1BA with W/D, central heat/air,
dishwasher, ceramic tile, private patio, pets
arranged. Off SW 34th St. Near bus rt. From
$545. 377-1633 2-28-31-2
Historic Apartments, Ceiling fans, hardwood
floors, high ceilings, some w/fireplaces. two
2BR & 2BR + study $789/mo & 1 BR $470/mo
incl utils. 1st, last, sec. No dogs please 378-
3704 2-13-20-2 -
Gator Place 2br/1ba condo, newly renovat-
ed, d/w, hkups, near ShandsNet School/bus
lines edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
SW Lg 1br, lba. Walk-in closet, d/w, w/d
hkups, near Shands, Vet School & UF, $395
- $425 edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104
NW 2,3,4 brs, houses from $700 Mo,
Call us, we'll find your New Home.
edbaurmanagement.com 375-7104 4-26-
Great 3 BR home next to UF. Wood floors,
screened porch, cent H/AC, 104 NW 7th
Terr. $1200/mo. Will discount to Aug. Call
* ~ ** CheapAA 1A ***
1 BR Apts. Near UF & downtown. Starting @
$395/mo. Avail. Now. Others Available. Call
Apartment Bargain Shoppers.
Check out our spacious 1 &2 BR. units &
compare the $$. Our location, price & size
will have you puzzled.
Call ahead to avoid waiting 376-1248.
Walk to UF/Dntn Two 3BR/1BA houses Oak
House 301 NW 8th St $900/mo W/D hkp.
CA/H.Garden House. 310 NW 8th St. $700/
mo, Lg fenced yd. W/D hkp. New paint &
firs..Rental Workshop 870-0904, 318-4553.
Luxury 1 bedroom 1 bath
in Creekside Villas on busline
Washer/dryer hookups. New carpet
new paint only $550 mo
Andree Realty 375-2900
Walk To Class
2br, 1 ba excellent condition
909 SW 6th Ave
Pets OK $450
Andree Realty 375-2900
1/1, 2/2, & 3/2 Villas with backyard
Newly Renovated, Full Appliances
FREE cable w/HBO & Showtime
Starting at $428/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN (3866)
COZY 3BR/2BA Convenient to UF, Shands,
VA & SFCC. Great NW location on cul-d-sac.
Fenced yard, W/D. New heat & air, carpet,
windows, non-smokers. Pets negotiable.
$900/MO 262-9131 2-3-10-2
Spacious 3BR/2BA house available immedi-
ately. Large, fenced-in backyard. High-speed
internet capable. Living & dining room furnish
available if needed. $950/mo. No sec dep.
Call Meghan at 352-871-6922 for more info
Luxury Townhouses 2/2.5. Spacious units
in gated community. Golf & Country Club.
W/D, Alarm, Garage. Pet friendly. Rent starts
$995/mo. Call 352-359-4438. 2-7-10-2
EFFICIENCY in quiet NW neighborhood.
All utils/cable incl. $395. Call after 5:30 PM."
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!
3 & 4 Bedrooms for Fall!
FREE UF PARKING, tennis,
Affordable, Pool, Pets, Alarm
*Quiet Living, GREAT PRICE*
1BR/1BA & 3BR/2BA flats
W/D, Alarms, Pet Friendy
Close to UF, Shopping & Restaurants
Aspen Ridge, 367-9910.
CLOSE TO UF, SHANDS & VET SCHOOL!
2BR 1.5BATH, ceramic tile, w/d hookups,
$575/rent, 3925-A SW 26th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
ADORABLE 3BR 1.5BAI
Great House, 2 living areas, washer/dryer,
Ceiling fans, newer carpet, $850/rent
2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
SPACIOUS 2BR HOUSE! Living &
family room, den, fireplace, w/d hookups,
Deck, $675/rent, 711 NW 54th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
On all 2BR/1BA. 1/2 off Feb. rent!
Water, sewer, pest control, trash incl. Pets
OK. Ventura Apts. 1902 SW 42nd Way.
Open Sats. 10-5. 376-5065 2-28-21-2
MORE FOR YOUR MONEY
1, 2, & 3 BR Apartments Starting @ $380.
352-331-8225 or 332-5070. 4-26-57-2
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Charming 4/2 with hardwoods, deck, sun-
room for $1,300. W/D, fridge, dishwasher
incl. Fenced yard by park, pets OK. Call
832-496-7899. See http:infotube.net/133597
for more. 2-6-5-2
PALMETTO WOODS, 3BR/3BA, garage, tile
floors, W/D, month-to-month lease $950/mo.
Avail 2/1/06, drive by 3815 NW 21st Dr., then
call 378-5467 2-6-5-2
Destiny Condos- Brand NEW!
1 BR/1BA;tile, W/D, dishwasher
1220 NW 1stAve- Walk to UF!
Call for pricing.Campus Realty 692-3800
Historic Downtown Area
2BR/1BA, $450/mo, central H/AC, balcony,
Peartree Realty, Inc.
REALTOR 335-3802 2-21-15-2
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA, hot tub, screened
back porch, fenced yard, wash/dryer provid-
ed, big house 3413 NW 8th Ave, 339-2342,
Avail Aug 1 Studio/1 BR home. One block
from campus. Very nice, wood floors, fire-
place. 106 SW 12th St. Call 339-2342 $500/
mo. Wash/dryer provided. 2-7-5-2
Avail Aug 1 5BR/2BA home very nice, quiet
road. Wood floors, wash/dryer provided,
fireplace, $1600/mo 1803 SW 43rd Ave: Call
339-2342. Call for directions. 2-7-5-2
Avail Aug 1 5BR/3BA short walk to campus,
wood floors, wash/dryer provided, big back
yard. 518 NW 15th St. $1750/mo Call 339-
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA home. Ceramic tile
throughout, fenced yard, pets ok. $1225/mo
1330 NW 39th St. Call 339-2342 for direc-
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA Big house on private
fenced yard, ceramic tile floor throughout,
pets ok. 2100 NW 8th Ct. $1350/mo 339-
2342. Call for directions. Wash/dry provided.
4BR/2BA home avail Aug 1. Nice private lot,
fireplace, tile floors, washer/dry provided,
garage. 2606 NW 34th St. $1375/mo 339-
Avail Aug 1 4BR/2BA nice house, fireplace,
wood floors, wash/dryer provided 1105 NW
10th Ave. $1525/mo. Call 339-2342 2-7-5-2
Avail Aug 1 4BR/3BA home is just 2 years
old, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, washer/dryer.
2108 NW 8th Ct. Call for directions 339-2342
a For Rent
ONLY 7 BLOCKS FROM CAMPUS.
Available now. Completely remodeled. 1BR
Duplex. 1313 NW 7th Ave. Call 871-6413
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE in Pickwick
on Archer & 34th New kitchen & W/D.
Community pool. Very clean. On bus route.
Close to shops & university! 305-244-5249
BLOCKS TO UFI 4BR houses from $1500/
MO, 3BR houses from $1075/MO, 2BR apts
from $4951MO, 1BR apts from $450/MO.
Owner operated. See dalyproperties.com
or Call Carol 377-3852 2-28-19-2
Brand new condo- Destiny, 1220 SW 1st
Ave, #202-Walk to UF. 1BR/1BA, tile,
washer/dryer. $625/mo. Call Campus Realty
Apartments Available Now
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ROCKWOOD 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE w/
loft. Gated courtyard, close to UF. End unit.
W/D incl. Screened back porch. $900/MO
Flex. lease. 407-701-2995 2-15-10-2
Spacious 1BR/BA in a 4BR/BA. Aptartment
in The Landings on SW 13th ST. $360/mo
plus utils. Call Scott at 352-514-4356. Avail.
Live Downtown! Avail Immediately! Shared
townhome in Ailington Square. 1 or 2 bed-
rooms avail. Each w/private bath $450/470
until Call 561-706-9796 2-9-20-3
1BR for rent in 4BR house wood floors, W/D
big fenced yard. Walking distance to UF &
downtown. $363/MO +1/4 util: 311 SW 3rd
Ave. Call Michelle 352-870-5126 AVAIL
Female @ Melrose Apt. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA. W/D in unit cable, int, utils included.
Fitness center, pool, spa, bball, vball, ten-
nis, computer room & game room. Jan-Aug.
$367/mo 916-295-4090 2-8-15-3
Countryside @ University Condo. 2 bedroom
avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Water, elec
incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-610-0967 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 2-8-15-3
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1 ROOM in 3BR HOUSE
1 minute walk from law school & bus stop.
2718 SW 3rd Place. $400/mo + uitls. 305-
UNIVERSITY COMMONS 1 BR in 4BR/2BA.
High Ceilings, W/D, pool, gym. Cable wire-
less internet & util. incld. Close to UF &
shopping centers. Sum C May-Aug. Female
$355/Mo. Call 786-683-4282. 2-7-10-3
2 BR/2.5 BA. Townhouse @ The Gardens.
$669/mo. Free gym membership, part furn
common area, balcony & small porch. Quiet
neighborhood. Call 352-219-1620. 2-7-
1 BR furnished apt-style w/bath & kitchen
$510/mo util. incl. Windsor Hall. Behind
Norman Hall. Call 561-716-1842 2-7-10-3
Female, 1BR in 2/1 now, Home Stead Apt.
Quiet and tidy, furn. w/new carpet. Close to
shopping and campus. On bus route. $299/
mo. + 1/2 utils. Contact email@example.com,
352-378-9237 (H) or 386-462-6309 (L) 2-
1 BR/ 1BA. Sunbay Apt. First Floor,
Duck Pond View, Minutes from Campus;
Downtown, $400/mo, Avail. 4/1-8/1, 500
square ft., Quiet Area, No Pets. Contact
Sergio 305-926-9048. 2-9-10-3
Private 1BR/1BA apt in a 3/3 at University
Glades. Elec, water, sewage, trash, pest,
24/7 maintenance, cable tv, ethernet & W/D
incl. Furnished; walk in closet. 954-651-
* FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED*
Close to campus in Windsor Hall. One
bed/bath. Full fridge. Laundry down the hall.
Small kitchen in room. Call 256-264-4118 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. 2-3-5-3
1 mo FREE! Cambridge Apt 1BR/1BA in
3BR/3BA $465/mo. Everything included ex-
cept phone. W/D, DSL, comp lab, pets OK.
Avail. May 7 352-682-6195 2-6-5-3
1BR apt avail 3/1 7/31 $569/mo. Arbor
Lofts 1824 NW3rd PL. Close to Campus and
shops on University. Parking outside door,
quiet, skylight, loft apt. 786-371-6000
1ST MONTH FREE
1BR w/private BA @ The Cambridge. $495/
mo. Call 239-455-3347 2-10-8-3
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 17
Sublease for F at Melrose Student Suites.
Private bed and bath in a 4BR apt. $394,
everything incl. Call 904-206-0551 or 258-
Sublease until end of September. 1BR apt at
Sunrise. Close to UF, Shands, VA. Avail Feb
6th. $459/mo. Call Vlady at 386-454-7574
Luxurious Apt. 4BR/4BA in Gainesville Place
Phase 2 $480/mo incl. all utils. Maids service
& hi-spd intemet. For Male. Close to UF Call
HUGE 1BR/1BA Apt. Avail. May 1st. 3 BIks.
from campus. Across from stadium. W/D,
wood firs., courtyard. Call 321-508-9413.
Female- Only for 1/1 in 2/2 in Country
Gardens Apt. by VA Hospital. $330/mo. with
$250 deposit. Available Now! Please call
Anita 646-284-2595 or complex office at
1st MONTH RENT FREE SHORT TERM
LEASE Lease begins now 8/06. The
Cambridge Apts. Spacious room, own bath.
Near campus on bus rte. Randi 305-519-
1285 for more info. 2-22-15-3
1BR/1BA Close to UF & Shands
$425/MO lease ends June Ist
Feb. rent free w/no deposit
Call 352-200-1189 & leave msg. 2-8-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet: Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-26-72-4
F NS grad/prof needed for 1BR in BRAND
NEW 2/2 condo. 2 mi to UF on bus rte.
W/D. $450 + 1/2 util/mo. Common area
furnished, tile firs. No pets. 904-386-6485 or
Dedicated student to share 2BR/2BA town-
house. Large BR, huge living space, pool;
fireplace. Cable TV, wireless, W/D, utilities
incl. Must be neat & responsible. $450/mo.
352-376-9756. email@example.com 2-6-20-4
Roommateswanted for 3/2.5 townhouse.near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $350 and $380, utilities included. Call
363-0143 or 363-0144 or email bobthegoat
Need roommates! 4BR/2BA $350 + shared
utilities. Furnished, large clean house w/
huge yard. 3 miles from UF. High speed +
cable. Girls or guys./ Call Tre at 352-328-
M/F to share w/3 UF students. No party
animals. 4BR/3BA house. Newly remodeled.
Close to UF. Fully furn. incl. W/D. Incl. cable,
internet, you pay 1/4 utils. $350/mo $250 sec
dep. No pets/NS Avail now 386-212-1578
Need roommates for my huge home! Choose
master BR or reg. room. Fun home w/ W/D,
bar, hi-spd, cable, big porch! Near UF, 2 bus
rts..~$400+ utils. firstname.lastname@example.org 2-8-20-4
Room for rent. 307 SW 16th Ave. $310/MO,
$100 deposit, 1/2 cable + uttls. Hi spd. inter-
net & furnishings available. Pool & laundry
room very close. Call Adam @ 219-2433
Room available ASAP in 2/2 Vintage View
Condo. Quiet, clean community. No pets, no
smoking $495/MO. Call Matt 407-702-8019
REDUCED! M/F student to share 2/1.5 twhs
w/WL 21 year old M student. Animals wel-
come! W/D full kitchen, pool SW 20th Ave.
$325 +1/2 utils (828)775-8807 2-2-15-4
Rockwood Villas 1BR/1BA Available in
3BR/3BA condo. $400/MO + utils. Close to
campus & on bus route. Call Karly at 352-
514-1617 Leave msg. 2-17-20-4
Available immediately Lg room w/pvt bath. M/
F, 5 min to UF. Sparkling home in Kirkwood.-
6-12 mo lease. W/D, nicely decorated-new
paint, furn/unfurn. $350 -$450/mo + util. 352-
375-6996 or 352.-284-0979 2-6-10-4
BR w/pvt BA conv location, quiet park-side,
NE home. Serious student female NS,
mature, responsible, quiet, clean. No pets.
Easy bike/drive to UF/dntn. Can fum if need.
$500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3998
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
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Furnished master suite in large home
Pool community near UF/Shands. Non-
smoking professional only.-Utils, cable &
garage. $450/mo. 376-7632 2-6-10-4
M/F Roommate wanted for 3/2 house. 3rd
bed used as office. Must like pets. Other pets
considered. $425 +1/2 utils. off of SW 35th.
Countryside Condo 2BR/2BA avail in Jan in
4BR/4BA. Ethernet & util. incl, W/D, nicely
furn. secure. Exercise/pool. Direct bus UF- 3
mi. $465/mo/rm. Vanessa 352-217-3464. Flo
352-357-9656 or 352-636-4814 or 357-9656
Tired of living in an apartment?
We need a 4th roommate in big 2500 sq ft
house 1.5 miles to UF off 16th. Easy access
to Santa Fe. 65" HDTV, DSL, satellite.$400/
mo + 1/4 util. 352-373-4560 2-8-10-4
Bivens Forest 2BR/2BA townhouse in quiet
neighborhood. Close to Shands, less than 1
mi to UF. NS, F, responsible student or prof.
$450/mo incl everything. Pool off back patio,
newly remodeled. 954-857-5618 2-28-24-4
BR/BA in 2BR/2.5BA townhouse $450/ mo,
wireless, cable, util. incl. W/D, 1 mi to UF,
bus rt, pool, call Katrina 305-389-5733 or
Luxury room for rent. Downtown, right
above Dragonfly Sushi. Master BR in
3BR/3BA 2 story condo available. $729/mo
EVERYTHING included. Call Anthony at
Room for Rent 1 Block from UF!!
4BR Townhouse- Own Bathroom.
Right Behind Norman Hall.
CallAndrew 352-514-4895: 2-2-5-4
Summer Roommates needed. Spaces newly
.furnished, 4 BR house walking distance from
campus. Call 561-213-6126. 2-2-5-4
M/F, NS grad student/professional needed
for 2BR/2BA apt in The Laurels. Dogs OK.
Rent is $465 + 1/2 utilities. Call Josh 359-
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
near library downtown. $285-$360/rm +
utilities. Free internet access. Short term. No
pets. No smoking. 378-1304 2-3-5-4
2 Roommates needed!. 4BR/2BA house
w/fun & clean UF students. Furnished
house (.8 miles from campus). $375/mo &
1/4 utilities. To contact please call 941-650-
Female roommate wanted share 3BR/2BA
home. Partially furnished, W/D, 1st MONTH
FREE. $100 sec. dep. Then $250/mo share
utils. No lease. 10 mi from G'ville off Hwy
121. Call Karen 352-226-6863. 2-13-10-4-
Female roommate for 3/2 house in beautiful
NW house, incl. utils. Quiet, responsible,
clean. Pool, wkout room avail. $475 850-
566-4711 or 374-2039. 2-13-10-4
M/F Rommate for house on 34th St. and
University Ave. $300/mo and 1/4 utilities.
Great roommates. Available now. Call
1 room available ASAP: Newly renovated
large home 4BR/2BA, deck, hot tub, 1/2 mi
from Campus Lodge. Covered carport, $400/
mo. incl. utils. No smoking. 772-631-1581
M prof/grad wanted for 1 BR in classy down
house. 302 NW2nd ave. Near UF, wood firs,
cable internet, cent heat/ac. $266 +1/3 util!
Mike at 256-4745 2-13-10-4
1 BR avail in large NW home. Recently
renovated. 3 mi to UF and SFCC. 4BR/2.5
BA w/ all the amenities. Owner occupied,
$325/mo + utils 518-322-1514 or 352-215-
Large master bedroom w/ private bath in 2
BD/2BA condo in NW G'ville. W/D, Cable,
Intemet, Bus Route. M/F to share With 21 yr
M. $400/mo Util. included. Call: 352-284-
Need female roommate to share 2BR/1BA
apt. $250/mo + 1/2 utils. Call 256-6389 2-
a1 1 Roommates
Room in 2BR/1BA 1 block so th of Mellow
Mushroom, 2 blocks from NW corner of UF
campus. Wood floors, washer, dryer, CA,
DSL, piano, off-street parking. $400/mo, util
included. Call Zac 352-281-9900 2-14-10-4
1 BR Avail. Now for spring & summer. 5 min.
UF. Free Dig. Cable, $300/mo + 1/3 util.
Female or Male non-smoker. 352-332-2234
or 352-514-1441 2-14-10-4
1 M/F to Fill 1BR/1BA in a 3BR/3BA apt in
The Polos. Directly on bus routes 36, 35 &
9. Great amenities and management Only
$300/mo + 1/3 utilities. Call Mark at 904-477-
ROOMMATE WANTED Beautiful house
across the street from campus. Pool, huge
yard, pool table & bar room. Negotiable rent
call Tim 352-226-6722 -2-8-5-4
One female roommate needed for master BR
in 4BR/3BA house. Large walk-in closet. On
the corner of NW 34th & 8th. $380/MO Call
HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY
30 mins. to UF, 20 mins. to Santa Fe
4BR72BA. Will share with female, no party
animals, quiet, clean, responsible. E-mail:
ROOM FOR RENT
On 13th Imi. from UF and Shands. Modern
student furnished home private queen bdrm
and bath $450 all is included William 305-
Furnished 1BR/1BA in condo. Flexible lease.
$350/MO + utils. & 1/2 maintence fee. Please
call Kristine @352-572-5819 2-13-8-4
Roommates wanted for 4BR/3BA brand new
home, W/D, $360 + shared utilities. 8 min.
from UF Law School, prefer professionals/
UF postdoctors & students. Call 333-7521
after 6 PM or email@example.com
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Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
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patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
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52 units available. Starting in mid-300's. Call
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new development. Reserve today. Call Eric
Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
FREE LIST OF HOMES
Campus Realty Group 4-26-72-5
Casablanca East 2BR/2.5BA 1,088 sq. ft.
Carpet, & tile, new ref & dw, ceiling fans
screened porch, internal laundry room.
Partially fumished. 5 min from UF. $143,900.
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO for sale. 4BR/4BA.
Good condition! By basketball courts and
gym. Bus 9 & 35. $189,900. Please call
Cesar at ERA Trend Realty 870-8459. 2-
ROCKWOOD VILLAS -By owner 3BR/3BA
townhouse on bus route. Close to University
& mall. W/D, tile floor & more. Very well main-
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J3 Real Estate
4BR/3BA House 10 min from UF. Perfect for
student that wants to live rent-free. Home
warranty incl $186,500. Call Aaron Compean
with ERA Trend Realty. Count on Compean
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COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA CONDO FOR
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steps from pool. A must see! Only $193,000.
Please call Cesar ERA Trend Realty 870-
Nice 2BR/2BA mobile horn in Oak Park
Village. Convenient to campuS .813-967-
5176Asking $16,500. 2-7-5-5
BED-Queen, orthopedic, extra thick, pillow-
top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still
in plastic. Sacrifice $110. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-26-72-6
BED FULL'SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
MICROFIBER SOFA& LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 4-26-72-6
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. 4-
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 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 4-26-72-6
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 4-26-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 4-26-72-6
Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
BRAND NEW FURNITURE
Mattress Sets $169
5pc. Bedroom Sets $495
And Much More! Delivered to your door!
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Or call (352) 376-1600 4-26-72-6
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 4-26-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
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Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-0333
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both
for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-0333 4-
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 4-26-72-6
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 $80 Queen $100 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.
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-26-72-6
FUTON $80 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-26-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
not Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-26-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
FUTONS BEDS FURNITURE
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 4-26-72-6
FUTON & 2 REFRIGERATORS
* Mission style, wood/metal frame $100
* 4.3 cu ft- 1 white, 1 stainless $75/each
Call 352-239-6989 2-3-10-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 4-26-63-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets
$99 *from estate sale. Safe pine bunk bed
$109. 376-0939/378-6005 Call-A-Mattress
4370 SW 20th Ave. 4-26-63-6
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8 ft Slate Pool Table
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trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
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caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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to: 331-8345. 2-2-10-14
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WORSHIP LEADER / KEYBOARDIST.
Contemporary songs. Paid position. Salary
of $60/wk. Ascendent of God Church. Call-
Pastor Terry, 352-472-5433 or 472-7736
for 3-doctor office. Transcription experience
necessary. Fax resume: 352-378-1828 2-
Office Assistant FT, Quick starter, multi-
tasker, detailed, computer skills, versatile,
daring, stamina, varied outside physical
work. Resume to 626 NE 1st St, 32601 or
AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted for
all activities & couselor positions. Nursing
positions available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
with a safe quaility experience that will stay
with forever. Let us do the same for you.
Visit website, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22
Safe drivers needed.
$12-15/hr. February 13 and 14. Call 372-
for freelance work in web design, graphic
design & coding. Please call Ashley @ 352-
ATTENTION DESIGN/ART STUDENTS
PT Merchandiser Position Avail. $10/hr. Flex
schedule. Contact Ms. Burton @352-378-
HUNGRY HOWIES is now hiring
Cash paid daily. Drivers & inside workers
needed. Flexible schedule. Full & part time
availalbe. Apply in person 3105 SW 34th St.
NOW HIRING VALET ATTENDANTS
FT & PT. Must be avail to work midday at
lease 2x/wk. Must be customer oriented &
dependable. Call or Iv msg for Andy 1-888-
463-1954 ext 205. 2-3-4-14
Wanted: full time managers. Apply in person
1724 W. University Ave. G'ville. 2-7-10-14
Students; the YMCA needs you! Join .our
customer service team. Applicant must
have proven customer service and computer
experience. Flexible hours, fun atmosphere.
Staff needed for Spring and Summer semes-
ter. Please apply in person at our Northwood
YMCA location. For directions please call
374-9622 DFWP/EOE 2-3-7-14
WAREHOUSE AND SHIPPING
Major Internet Retailer. FT- flexible schedule,
competitive pay plus bonus. Learn more at:
www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm. Fax 815-
301-8667 or call 352-367-8600 2-2-5-14
INSIDE SALES REPS FT
Major internet Retailer, No cold calls. Sales
and Computer experience preferred. Will
train. Salary plus bonuses. Fax 815-301-
8667 or call 352-367-8600. 2-2-5-14
Male companion for HS student who loves
sports. Needs to be friendly, .dependable,
have car and be avail. 2:30-5:30, M-F. $13/hr
Call Morrisons 335-3663. 2-2-5-14
ENTREPRENEURS NEEDED FT
Enterprise Management Program.
Business, marketing or ad background. Will
train. Salary, plus bonuses. Call 352-367-
8600 9am-6pm EST. 2-2-5-14
Technician Needed FT/PT
A.M. a mrnt.
Institute of Veterinary Spec.
Please apply in person
7520 W. University Ave. 2-2-5-14
Summer Camp Positions & More! Download
an application at www.suncountrysports.com
and then call 331-8773 or 378-8711. 2-9-
Customer. Service Sales Stock. Apply in
person 7100 W. University Ave. or 5010 NW
34th St. 2-24-20-14
for research lab, degree preferred,
FT/PT, $9-$15/hr. Email resume to:
Bookkeeping asst/Admin asst. for non-profit
org. FT w/excellent benefits. Computer skills
& good org skills req. Knowledge ofACCPAC
accounting helpful. Please send resume:
CILNCF attn: Collette 222 SW 36th Terr.
G'ville, FL 32607 or fax 352-378-5582 2-
$6.50/hr. PT .Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 2-10-10-14
Would an extra $3000 per week work
for you? It's easy when you know how.
Gators, Almost Gators, Ex-Gators,
Wannabe Gators &
For Part Time Inside Sales at
Salary and Commission.
Flexible daytime hours.
Call Brad at 331-8837, ext 3125 between
5pm and 7pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays,
or send resume to
Earn money for the beach this summer.
Earn at least $6/hr. Smokers are needed to
participate in a study on decision making &
smoking. If interested come to 397 in the
Psychology Building or call 392-0601 ext
for Valentine's. Apply in person 635C NW
13th St. 2-3-5-14
P/T LEASING AGENT
from 12-7pm needed. Good customer ser-
vice and sales skills required. Fax resume to
352-332-0895. 2-6-5-14. --
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Growing mortgage company hiring PT pro-
cessors and telemarketers. Flexible hours,
no exp. required, only a willingness to learn
and have a positive attitude.
352-379-7981 EOE 2-6-5-14
Morning help needed 8 am-12 working on
driving range. Hit all the golf balls you want.
Apply at 6007 S Archer Rd. 2-6-5-14
FT/PT Mon-Sun. Flexible hours. Friendly
customer service skills req. Call Andy 888-
463-1954 ext. 205 2-13-10-14
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Friendly customer service skills, req. Call
Andy 888-463-1954 ext 205 2-13-10-14
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dependable. Call or leave message for
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Summer Counselors Wanted
Counselors needed for our student travel
and pre-college enrichment program, middle
school enrichment, and college admissions
prep. Applicants must be 21 years old
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license. We need: Mature, Hardworking,
Energetic individuals who can dedicate 4-7
weeks mentoring and supervising teens. To
recieve information of apply, please visit our
website: www.summerfun.com or 1800-645-
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STuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends. No
previous exp. necessary. Will train $7/hr.
Email resume and availability to
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Flexible hours, Great pay
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Licensed Agent Jack Beach & St. Aug
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MICANOPY ANIMAL HOSPITAL
is hiring technicians to work Mon-Thurs.
PM's & Fri. AM's. Fax resume to 352-466-
4267 or call 466-0067 for info. 2-7-5-14
Niurse needs sitter for infant. Varied evening
shirts 2-3 days a week. Infant experience
required. References requested.Call Sara at
528-6925 or 850-459-3812 2-22-15-14
Money for SPRING BREAK!
First step: student loan processor. $400-
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AUNTIE ANNE'S PRETZELS is seeking a
mature person for flexible hours 18-30 pr
wk. Apply in person, Food Court in The Oak
Data collection, typing skills, and hi-speed
internet connection required. Email qualifi-
cations to firstname.lastname@example.org 2-2-3-14
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Hiring servers, kitchen, drivers, pizza mak-
ers. Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 352-335-
AMAZING SUMMER at PA coed children's
overnight camp. Men & Women wanted
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Nursing positions available too. Good Salary.
Internships Available. We provide campers
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Visit web site, www.campnockamixon.com to
schedule on campus interview for Feb 22.
Local mailer needs reliable individual.
Flexible hours. Thorough perception of
Microsoft Excel required. Call Tito 9 AM-
Noon 377-8400 or Fax resume to 377-0691.
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20 min. drive from campus. Tutors must have
federal work-study work perfnit. Contact Sally
for sched at 352-384-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Need PT help with
Flex. hrs. Call Ken 352-339-1746. 2-3-3-14
Looking for PT responsible help for
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Own transportation a must. Call 352-378-
7013. Lv. Msg. 2-14-10-14
Breeding facility needs hard workers to care
for snakes and rodents. PT and FT positions
available. Will train. Call 495-3075 2-8-5-14
Project assistant for small book business in
Alachua. Must know web design, understand
shopping cart sites, maintain data base, cre-
ate bi-weekly newsletter $9/hr, 10hrs/wk.
email resume to email@example.com
Lifeguard needed 300 Club
Red Cross or WSI cert. required. 10-15 hrs/
wk. Contact Josh @339-2199 2-8-5-14
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(352)224-1741 after 5pm Monday through
Thursday & leave a message. EOE/DFWP
400 counselors & instuctors needed!
Co-ed summer camps in Poconos, PA.
Top salary, travel paid, best staff.
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SUMMER JOBS starting at $200 per week
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canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
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(inspection, sorting & pricing).
20-40 hours per week, schedule flexibility
required. Apparel, thrift/consignment
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High School diploma/equivalent; and excel-
lent customer-service skills are required.
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Great benefits package Please e-mail
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Applicants considered must successfully
complete our comprehensive background,
driver's and drug screen check.
Graphic designer needed. Gatorfood.com
looking for talented, creative & experienced
people. Must be familiar with Quark Express.
Looking for FT and PT. Please contact David
Computer Engraver to layout and run
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tion shop environment. Also positions for
part time web development and computer
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UF looks to rebound from blowout against Auburn
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
The day after, the UF women's
basketball team went through it all
Following their 92-55 .loss to
Georgia on Sunday, the Gators (15-
,33-4 Southeastern Conference) got
together and watched a watered-
down version of the game tape
modified by coach Carolyn Peck.
Watching the tape served as
a study guide for tonight's game
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against Auburn (12-8, 3-4 SEC) in
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"Actually, watching film, to
me, is how I learn," senior guard
Danielle Santos said. "I was eager to
watch the film."
Senior forward Brittany Davis
said the team focused on handling
the. ball at the top of the key and
"Its never easy to put something
like that away," she said. "You just
have to learn from it and move
"It can't get any worse than
Georgia. I think we're go-
ing to start going up from
Sunday's loss brought back
memories for Peck.
"We made mistakes [Sunday]
that our senior class made as fresh-
men," she said.
Seniors Sarah Lowe, Dalila Eshe,
Davis and Santos were there when
UF went 9-19 and 1-13 in the SEC in
Peck's first year.
"Obviously, you do remember
some of those times," said -Davis
of the 2002-03 season. "We've been
through that before, the seniors and
Coach Peck, so we know how to get
through that and what we need to
do so it doesn't continue."
UF also faced Auburn after a
blowout loss three years ago.
The Gators fell at Tennessee 79-
40, then followed up with a home
loss to Auburn four days later.
This year, the Gators have a little
bit more to play for.
UF is currently tied for sixth
in the league with Auburn and
Vanderbilt. With seven games-left
in the SEC, including ones against
No. 3 Louisiana State and No. 5
Tennessee, the Gators can't afford to
repeat their mistakes.
"It can't get any worse than
Georgia," Santos said. "I think we're
going to start going up from here."
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UF Football 2006 Signing Class
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the right tools to make the Wheel turn.
Well, the Bronze Age has arrived, and the tools are read-
ily available. In theory, Meyer obtained just about every-
thing he needs to run a true spread attack in the SEC.
He has a quarterback in Tebow that ran the option in
high school in between photo shoots and TV appearances,
and a Reggie Bush-esque star in Harvin that can dominate
an opponent with his feet or his hands a player born to
thrive as Meyer's H-back (seriously, it says that on his birth
Throw in a few talented, speedy offensive linemen with
size that should be able to run the complex zone-blocking
scheme, a couple of explosive running backs with that
extra boost to take it the distance and a slew of receivers
that could probably catch footballs blindfolded with their
hands tied behind their backs, and Meyer possesses the
most intriguing offense in the SEC.
Once again, this is all in theory. Remember, it was once
an accepted theory that the world was flat and Elton John
Now comes the grueling part the waiting game. An
off-season already seems like a lifetime for football fans,
but it will take several off-seasons before the nation's No. 2
recruiting class attempts to take the world by storm.
Tebow, Harvin, Mon Williams, Jarred Fayson and the
rest of tomorrow's potential stars might see limited action
this season for the most part, they'll sit and watch Zook's
recruits try to master Meyer's offense once again.
Then again, I heard Tebow has the power to fast-for-
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2006
Spiller spurns UF for Clemson; Williams signs on
WILLIAMS IS EXPECTED
TO CONTEND FOR A START-
ING SPOT IN THE SPRING.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS and
The whispers floating through-
out the Union County High
gymnasium revolved around one
question: Where will C.J. Spiller
Meanwhile, in Mesquite, Texas,
a Horn High running back posed
a much simpler question.
"Who is he? I don't know
Spiller, really," he said. "If he does
commit, then that will help us."
Gainesville, meet Mon
Williams, Spiller's antithesis.
Spiller, the glitzy running back,
attracted a movie-star following
for his collegiate announcement
Williams, the unheralded Texas
back, made his decision before a
Modest Horn High congregation.
Spiller, heralded as the South's
most prolific back in the 2006
class, stunned the better part of
northern Florida by slipping on
a Clemson cap. Williams, the back
with the Eddie George-like run-
ning l le. just wanted to ask one
"What position does Spiller
At 10 a.m., Williams an-
nounced he will attend UF. Then,
at 10:30 a.m., it was Spiller pro-
nouncing the word "Clemson" to
a bedazzled school auditorium.
"I decided early this morning,"
Spiller said. "I just went with my
He went with his heart as gar-
net-and-gold spectators mingled
with orange-and-blue onlookers.
So when Spiller slid a piece of pa-
per with the word "CLEMSON"
to mother Patricia Watkins, she
began to cry. And the crowd,
when Spiller informed them of
his destination, fell silent before
breaking into a reserved cheer. It
was supposed to be Gainesville or
Tallahassee. Instead, Spiller chose
a northern path he said was based
on the faith in the Tigers' coaches.
But subtract Spiller's hoopla
and you get Williams a back who
can fly, block and even pound.
"Ideally, you'd like to have a
nice combination of speed and
size, and I think Mon Williams
gives us that," UF coach Urban
Meyer said. "He's a 100-meter
guy, so he's got the speed and the
athleticism. We're anticipating
him to be a 215-pound back by
the time August gets here, which
is what we need."
The Gators expect Williams
to battle for the starting spot im-
mediately. And judging by fellow
Texas native Kestahn Moore, who
started UF's first game as a fresh-
man last season, he should get
every opportunity to do so.
Moore impressed during the
Outback Bowl, racking up 88
yards on 13 carries. But he, along
with UF backs DeShawn Wynn
and Markus Manson, failed to
show much promise on up-
the-gut running plays. Though
speedy, Williams is a back who
"You should see him on film,
'cause you'll see him run over
guys," Horn coach Don Payne
said. "Then you'll see him run
away from guys."
Still, for UF, Williams' potential
cannot dissipate the confusion of
watching a player like Spiller
slip away. Spiller, combined with
cornerback Patrick Robinson, who
rescinded his verbal commitment
with UF to sign with Florida State,
had Meyer scratching his head.
"The first thing you think is,
'Why?' or 'What the heck was
that?' or 'Where did that come
from?' which I'm sure a lot of
people said, including myself,"
Not even a friendship with
quarterback Tim Tebow, the foun-
dation of Meyer's recruiting class,
could persuade Spiller to choose
"Me and Tim we are going
to continue to be close friends,"
Spiller said. "He was just con-
gratulating me when we talked
about it earlier."
On the flipside was Williams,
who planned to celebrate
Wednesday night by being with
his family. As for his next move?
"I can't wait to prove every-
body wrong," Williams said.
With football coach Buddy Nobles at his side, running back prospect C.J. Spiller announced his commit-
ment to Clemson in a press conference at Union County High. UF had hoped to add Spiller, Scout.com's
No. 4 running back, to the class of 2006.
Meyer's capability to recruit top-notch talent brings hope to Gators
Jesus, Moses, please step aside Tim
Tebow and Percy Harvin have arrived.
It's time to pre-order your 2008 BCS
champion T-shirts. They've already begun
Production in sweatshops across Indonesia
- let's just hope those kids know the differ-
ence between an alligator and-a crocodile.
I heard unconfirmed Internet rumors that
STebow and Carl Johnson walked across Lake
Alice early this morning. Halfway across
the lake, Tebow threw a touchdown pass to
Harvin, still attending high school classes in
A year after Urban Meyer's Gainesville
canonization gave Gators fans a glimpse of
brig'ight, Meyer's performance in his first
full recruiting season at UF has the Gator faith-
ful ready to time-travel a year or two into the
future to watch Tebow
i and Harvin pour 70
points on Southern
Cal in the national title
In reality, we have
absolutely no idea how
Andrew these high school kids
Abramson will perform at the next
Drew's Control level, but many experts
email@example.com that are paid to watch
Friday night football
for a living have come to a consensus: UF
racked in the most talent on Wednesday other
than the Trojans.
The few fans who questioned Jeremy
Foley's decision to end the Ron Zook era,
believing the Zooker's recruiting ability was
reason enough to save his job, have officially
joined the rest of the Gator Nation in denying
the Zook years ever existed.
And why not be optimistic? Aside from a
masterful performance in fraternity brawling,
the Gators haven't come close in recent sea-
sons to touching schools like USC and Texas
in anything. Yet Meyer and his staff convinced
some potential superstars that Gainesville is
the nation's football hot spot.
Now comes the interesting part. Meyer's
offense looked inept against those tough,
speedy defenses of the upper-echelon SEC
teams. It took a scaled-down approach for
quarterback Chris Leak to have any success,
and the Gators still couldn't get it done against
South Carolina in the game that should have
propelled UF to the SEC Championship
Critics slammed the Spread-n-Shred of-
fense that worked so brilliantly at Utah,
claiming there was no way it could ever work
in the SEC the conference already had an of-
fensive madman from Gainesville reinvent the
wheel, and lightning never strikes twice.
The Meyer loyalists said he simply needed
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Boston College (15)
*Women's basketball: Auburn vs.
UF O'Connell Center, 7 p.m., Sun
MAdmission free for UF students
S1994: DeLisha Milton records the first
triple-double in UF history with 11 points,
11 rebounds and 10 steals in 23 minutes
against Bethune-Cookman. The Gators won
at home 86-34.
5. Notre Dame
3. Florida State