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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 1


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006


AROUND GAINESVILLE


Primary races gear up with early voting


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer

Students registered to vote in Alachua
County can east their ballots early for the Sept.
5 primary elections.
Early voting began" Monday, and 179
people showed up at the polls. It will continue
through Sept. 3.
Early voting locations include the
Supervisor of Elections Office, the Millhopper
Branch Library and the Tower Road Branch
Library.
Voters can come in between 9 a.m. and
5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays to take
part in the election. There are limited hours for


Saturday and Sunday voting.
Pam Carpenter, the Alachua County
Supervisor of Elections,- said the first day of
the early voting went well and urged every-
one to vote.
"Every voice is important," Carpenter said.
"Have a voice in how your government is run
and how your future is created."
Registered voters in this election will
choose a candidate from their political
party to continue on to the general election.
Republicans can vote for a U.S. senator and
chief financial officer, and Democrats can vote
on attorney general, sheriff and county com-
missioner positions.
Both parties will vote for governor and
lieutenant governor, state senator and state


representative.
Nonpartisan candidates, including school
board and Judicial Circuit Court, will also be
elected.
"Every voice is important. Have a
voice in how your government is run
and how your future is created."
Pam Carpenter
Alachua County supervisor of elections

Students who are registered to vote outside
of Alachua County can request absentee bal-
lots for their district by phone, mail or at the
Supervisor of Elections office.


Since the busy Labor Day weekend is right
before the primary election, Carpenter encour-
aged people to vote early.
She also said students could make voting
a pregame activity before the first UF football
game on Sept. 2.
Although people who register to vote in
Alachua County after Aug. 7 cannot vote in
the primaries, they can vote in the general
election on Nov. 7. New registered voters must
have their information submitted before Oct.
10 to be eligible.
Voter registration forms are available at
the Supervisor of Elections office, and some
Publix and Alachua County library locations.
Visit www.elections.alachua.fl.us for more
information.


Fresh faces
From right, first-year students J. Danielle Qaiyyim, a social and behavioral sciences major, and
Veronica Jones, a biology major, shop for the books they need for this semester's classes Tuesday
afternoon at the UF Bookstore.


UF glimpses goal


of reaching Top 10

By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
SAlligator Writer
ehillaker@alligator.org

UF is now just three spots away from its Holy Grail becoming
one of the country's Top 10 public universities as judged by U.S. News
& World Report.
The university jumped to No. 13 in this year's rankings, which
were released last week, thanks to a decrease in its student-faculty
ratio and a more favorable peer assessment from other institutions,
UF officials said.
But while the ranking is higher than last year's, UF is still behind
or tied with 16 other institutions on the list the same number as
last year.
UF The Board of Trustees, UF's highest governing
Academics body, spends every meeting discussing strategies
to break into the Top 10, but UF officials seem to
have sobered about the importance of the U.S.
News & World Report rankings.
"The rankings receive a lot of attention and publicity, but we're
after excellence," said Provost Janie Fouke. "That's our goal."
UF officials use the rankings as a benchmark over time, said Manny
Fernandez, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and they should be put
into perspective. Some people hate the methodology U.S. News uses
to judge universities, which pits large and small institutions against
each other and does not account for every facet of a university.
"But people do listen to them," Fernandez said.
Therefore, UF President Bernie Machen has been working toward
breaking into the Top 10 public institutions since he arrived at UF in
2004.
For the past two years, UF has sat at No. 16. This year, the univer-
sity made the second biggest jump of any of the top 20 public institu-
tions, after the University of Texas at Austin.
SEE TOP 10, PAGE 33


* UF Coach Urban
Meyer continues to
stress the impor-
tance of building
a great program
in Gainesville.
However, actually
getting to that level
has proved chal-
lenging.
See story pg. 55.


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N Engineering senior
Sarah Fisk never
thought she'd be a
beer lover, but a sum-
mer internship at
the Anheuser-Busch
brewery in Jacksonville
made a convert of her.
See story, pg. 29.


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News Today


ON CAMPUS
The Rev. Al Sharpton signs
to speak at UF on Sept. 12
The Rev. Al Sharpton, a con-
troversial speaker and former
Democratic presidential candi-
date, will speak at the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center on Sept. 12 at 8
p.m.
Accent, Student Government's
speakers bureau, and the Black
Student Union are sponsoring his
speech.
Sharpton, who is being paid
$24,000 for his appearance, was
chosen for his speaking skills and
the strong messages he can deliver,
said Accent Chairman Andrew
Brown.
"We brought him in because
we thought he was a good
voice," Brown said. "He is the big
Democratic, liberal speaker of the'
year."
Sharpton will discuss voter
apathy, black issues, politics, the
midterm elections and other is-
sues, Brown said, adding that
Sharpton's reputation as a contro-
versial speaker made him a highly
desirable choice for Accent.
"We love it," Brown said.


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"Whether you agree with him or
not, you're going to learn some-
thing from this night."

-JOEY CHINDAMO

ON CAMPUS
Sen. Bob Graham visits UF
to watch governor debate
Sen. Bob Graham will be in
Gainesville today to-watch the
guberatorial debate between
Rod Smith and Jim Davis on
PBS, alongside UF students.
The former U.S. senator
will meet students and watch
the debate between candidates
for the Democratic nomina-
tion in the Reitz Union, Room
282, said Jason Lutin, Student
Government lobbying coordina-
tor who worked with Gators for


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Graham, a longtime former
U.S. senator and former governor
of Florida, has endorsed Davis for
governor.
The debate will take place in
Tampa and air on PBS from 8 p.m.
to 9p.m.


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UF research funds hit record half-billion-dollar mark


By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Writer
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At a time when research dollars are
stretched thin by demand, UF raked in a
record $518.8 million in research funding in
2006.
The increase, up from around $490 million


last year, was driven by biomedical research more than just graduate and faculty research.
and funding from the National Institutes of Undergraduate students in physics, genet-
Health and a $12.7 million increase in private ics, biology and other science
industry funding, said Win Phillips, UF's vice UF classes can also be sure their
president for research. This is the first time UF Research professors are at the forefront
has taken in more than half a billion dollars in of their fields, Phillips said.
research money. UF's Health Science
These research dollars, banked over the Center accounted for just over half of the
past fiscal year that ended June 30, will fund university's total research dollars, with its six


colleges receiving a record $271 million, ac--
cording to a press release.
The university's Institute on Aging re-
ceived a total of $5.4 million to study how
exercise can prevent disability in the elderly
and stroke victim rehabilitation.
"We often talk about being a large research
university, and this is what that is all about,"
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Fraternity's growth begins with breaking ground


By JOEY CHINDAMO
Alligator Writer

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
members signified the birth of a
new era Monday night by shovel-
ing sand and celebrating a more
comfortable place to call home.
For their second event during
Rush Week, fraternity members
held a ceremony to commemorate
the groundbreaking of their new
chapter house.
Several officials and
Greek students with ties to
AEPi scooped sand onto
the posts of a graphic
rendering of the new house,
which stood several feet away
from the old building that will be
demolished.
The fraternity's new home will
cost an estimated $2.1 million,
and construction is expected to be
completed by Fall 2007.
The fraternity's current house
was built in the 1950s.

The price of chapter change
AEPi's national chapter is
footing the bill for the new house
and partnering with Emperor, a
company that will help finance,
build and manage it.
"It's time for a renovation,"
said Arthur Portnoy, president of
UF's AEPi chapter.


Andrea Morales / Alligator Staff
Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity brothers unveil the proposed design for their renovated house at a ground-
breaking ceremony Monday night.


"Times are changing," he said,
"and to meet the needs of the
brothers is exactly why we're
building this house. It's time for
a change, and AEPi is ready and
committed to make that change."
The new house will feature 44


single bedrooms, 22 bathrooms
and five common areas, said
Douglas Boneparth, the fraterni-
ty's recruitment vice president.
"It will have a computer room,
a lounging area and a chapter
room," Boneparth said. "We'll


have to be creative for the other
two common areas, but it's just
nice to know we have a lot of
space."
Agnew Architects designed
the new house, and Alexander
Construction will build it. Both


firms are based out of South
Carolina.
Boneparth said the frater-
nity would not be building a new
house without the UF adminis-
tration's confidence in the Greek
community, and its confidence in
AEPi as an individual fraternity.
"They obviously support us in
expanding our growth and our
legacy here on campus, and we're
very grateful that our'university
is backing us 100 percent on this
project," Boneparth said.

Support for the investment
The Office of Sorority and
Fraternity Affairs fully supports
the project and hopes that the ini-
tiative will serve as an example
for other chapters on campus,
said Chris Bullins, who directs
the office.
"Most of the chapter houses
are 35 to 50 years old and are in
need of significant work," Bullins
said. "We hope that this spurs a
movement for other chapters to
make similar investments."
Along with AEPi, several of
UF's other Greek organizations
are investing in new homes or
renovating old ones.
Those groups include Delta
Delta Delta Sorority, Kappa
Sigma Fraternity and Kappa
Kappa Gamma Sorority.






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Editorial


Speak up

AHigator invites students

to join conversation
pinions are like bathrooms: Everybody has one, some
of them stink, and if you're going to share either of
them, college is the perfect time to do it. Just don't
forget your flip-flops.
You may not have noticed, but the world didn't take a
summer vacation these last few months. From Joe Lieberman
to JonBenet to Bernie Machen, who just moved off campus
- party at Bernie's! there are plenty of things on which to
opine, these days.
And that's where you come in.
Maybe you think the Turlington preacher is a lunatic.
Maybe you think he's a genius. Hell, maybe you are the
Turlington preacher, and you finally learned how to read.
Whatever the case may be: If you've got an opinion, we want
to hear it.
So stop by the Alligator's open house this Friday. We're
looking for weekly columnists, cartoonists and three to five
brave souls for our Editorial Board. No experience necessary,.
just strong views and "willingness to share them.
There will also be pizza. Delicious, delicious pizza.
Aspiring columnists should bring a 550-word sample
column. Would-be cartoonists should bring you guessed it
- a sample cartoon. Everyone else should just come hungry. If
you can't make it, send an e-mail to letters@alligator.org.
Not interested in a staff position? You can still voice your
opinion with a letter to the editor (150 words) or a guest col-
umn (550 words). You can send those to letters@alligator.org
too.
Like any school, UF has its share of controversies. But ev-
erybody seems to agree on one thing: the Alligator is too ...
something. Too liberal, too conservative, too long, too short.
Not enough local coverage, too much local coverage. The
crossword is too hard! Too easy! There should be two cross-
words!
We've heard it before. Like any student newspaper, the
Alligator is the sum of its parts and that's you, the student
body. So make yourself heard. Be outrageous. Be funny. Be
controversial. Just be at our office this Friday. We'll see you
there.



Politics vs. science


Good news, nerds:
The Department of
Education awards
"Smart Grants," worth up
to $4,000, to undergrads in
hi-tech fields. Physicists,
chemists, engineers and
mathematicians all qualify
for the program. But if
you're studying evolution-
ary biology, you're out of
luck. That's because earlier
this year, evolutionary biol-
ogy disappeared whoops!
- from the list of eligible
majors.
The Department of
Education says the deci-
sion wasn't political, but it
wouldn't be the first time the


White House put partisan-
ship above science. Earlier
this year, a NASA climatolo-
gist accused administration
officials of censoring stud-
ies on global warming to
please conservatives, many
of whom deny that climate
change is real.
George W. Bush made
waves last year when he
defended the teaching
of "intelligent design,"-
a watered-down form of
creationism. With his track
record, it's hard to see this
as anything but the latest
battle in the far right's War
on Darwin and on sci-
ence itself.


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New year, new opportunities for Alligator


It's been 100 years since the first issue of the news-
paper that was to become the Independent Florida
Alligator. Printed on the first day of classes in 1906,
it began a tradition that has grown as the student body
multiplied from a little more than 100 members to
nearly 50,000.
Just as the university reflected on its so-called 150th
anniversary three years ago, we here at the Alligator
have found it educational to look back on our past.
For about 67 of our 100 years, we were part of the
university. For the last.33 years, we've been indepen-
dent, off-campus and truly student run.
Our mission didn't change after the paper went inde-
pendent in 1973, when editor Ron Sachs printed a list of
abortion clinics in protest of outdated Florida law. It just
became clearer, because independence was the closest
thing to a guarantee that students would receive an un-
filtered message. Without professors, administrators or
student senators looking over our shoulders, we could
tell it to you straight.
That was the idea, at least. Because we're indepen-
dent, we've been able to reveal things to you that we
couldn't otherwise, such as the university's under-the-
radar move to give domestic partner benefits to faculty.
In hindsight, we can see that Sachs' decision to tuck
that insert into the day's paper was a good one.
But we can also see that other decisions have not
yielded the same worthwhile results. Sometimes we
let our sovereignty impede our good judgment just
because we can doesn't mean we should.
We've let you down by breaking the trust that we have as
a representative of the students, by not covering important
stories or by printing material that offends without cause.


To those students who were
offended by the cartoon we ran
a year ago: We let you down. To
those students who didn't mind
the cartoon: We let you down
anyway. The cartoon, if nothing
Stephanie Garry else, was a distraction from what
Editorial Notebook a student newspaper ought to
smgarry@alligator.org be doing, watching out for tu-
ition hikes, Student Government
spending and condo conversions
that push you out of your apartments.
These are the stories we've been focusing on in the
new year and will continue to cover this semester.
But we can't do it alone." We need you to read the
paper, join the debate, even join the staff. If we're not
writing about what's important to you, let us know
by sending writing to letters@alligator.org. Better yet,
come to our open house. It's on Friday from noon to 5
p.m. in our office at 1105 W. University Ave. There will
be pizza, newspaper chat and all the information you
need to become a columnist, writer, photographer or
designer.
Today, on the real 100th anniversary of the Alligator
and the University of Florida, I'm inviting you all to
become part of a paper of consequence. I can't prom-
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chance.
We hope that with plenty of student input, we can
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First-year students experience joys, pitfalls of UF experience


It was early on a Friday morning. The halls of my dorm were
silent. Those who had partied hours before were nestled
away in their dark little rooms. I had just awoken from a
slumber so serene, I thought nothing could disturb me.
I was wrong.
As I made my way to the bathroom and entered a stall, I
was surprised (to say the least) to find someone's half-digested
Italian dinner staring me in the face. Luckily, I caught a whiff
of the not-so-happy meal before my half-slumbering self sat
down on the seat.
Generally, at home, I try to aim for the toilet. But this bath-
room barf opened my eyes; I was in college now. Folks won't
always think about what they do (or, in this case, where they
do it).
Now, I know that the initial UF experience isn't all about the
parties, after-parties, and "walks of shame" the next morning.
(There's the pre-gaming, too). However, there are other, dare I
say, more important things to worry about.
There's the move-in, those lovely first days during which


Kristin you see the best and worst of your new
Bjornsen floormates and their families. The halls
Bjornisen are filled with shouts from whiny new
Speaking Out students complaining that they didn't
bring enough clothes, but brought too
many family members to help move them in. Aunt Agnes just
didn't need to be there.
Arid then there's the issue of the diseased shower stalls. No
one knows what you'll catch if you go barefoot, but it must
be bad, as everyone is afraid to enter without rain boots and a
poncho.
But I think the greatest fear for freshmen isn't the shock of
moving in or the new load of schoolwork they must commit
themselves to. It's the notorious "Freshman 15," made pos-
sible by all-you-can-eat breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the
Broward and Gator Comer dining centers\I suppose that, as
the new "babies" of the campus, there's a little baby fat to be
expected. But, as Ellen DeGeneres says, "We don't need to be
eating all we can eat." Thankfully, the gyms on campus are free
to use if you can find a vacant machine to work out on.


The biggest challenge I've experienced so far hasn't been
tackling the tomes I've had to read, or trying not to catch
athlete's foot in the shower. Its the memorization of names.
If I surveyed the student body, it wouldn't surprise me to
find that 50 percent of female freshmen at UF go by the name
Stephanie (or Stephani, Stefani, Stephunee... the list goes on).
The only things worse than girls with the same name are
girls with the same faces, outfits and hairstyles. Faces will begin
to blend after a week. Fortunately, there are plenty of people
with plenty of personality, even among the Stephanies.
Positive sides of the university do exist.
Take class, for example. Now it's optional. If that 8 a.m.
chemistry class is just too much to handle in the morning,
Mom and Dad won't be there to badger you into going. Keep
in mind, however, that you're paying for the classes you take.
Don't fool yourself into thinking you can buy the grades.
If you hold onto that mentality, its time to wake up and
smell the vomit. Welcome to UF!
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SUMMER CATCH-UP

SG's No. 2 position unfilled


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
More than a month has passed since Student
Government's No. 2 officer resigned her position,
and top SG officials say students should expect a
new vice president sometime early this Fall.
Matt Chamoff, who serves as Student Body
President John Boyles' press secretary, said Boyles
and Student Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley will ap-
point an interim vice president in early Fall.
Senators must approve Boyles' choice for vice
president before he or she can take office.
Former Student Body Vice President Lydia
Washington resigned in July for academic reasons.
In her absence, Boyles and Moseley held a forum to
interview potential candidates for her replacement.
But Chamoff said Boyles decided to wait until
Fall to make his decision in order to bypass univer-
sity rules. They require an interim vice president to
enroll in at least one credit hour during the semester
he or she is appointed.
About five of the candidates in Boyles' applicant
pool were not registered for summer courses.
Boyles initially said he hoped the UF administra-
tion would agree to overlook the rules, bu' Chamoff
said Monday that Boyles has decided to put off his
decision until Fall so that he will not have to con-
sider Summer credit requirements.


By then, every candidate in his applicant pool
will be registered as a full-time student.
But not every SG leader agrees with Boyles.
"It's ironic," Unite Party leader Josh Simmons
said. "The fact that the vice president resigned for
being ineligible, but his possible chosen candidate is
currently ineligible. It makes you wonder if he has
any respect for the statutes at all."
"I think he [Boyles] needs to take the
amount of time that is necessary to
make this decision. I believe he's do-
ing the right thing."
Keith Hardwick
Swamp Party leader

Chamoff also said Boyles and Moseley want
to appoint a replacement as soon as possible. But
Moseley said that aside from some preliminary dis-
cussions, he and Boyles have not narrowed down
their list of 15 vice presidential candidates.
Some student leaders see the delay as a precau-
tion.
"I think he needs to take the amount of time that
is necessary to make this decision," Swamp Party
leader Keith Hardwick said of Boyles. "I believe
he's doing the right thing."


Growl reverts to pep


By KIM CRUTS
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF leadership group Florida
Blue Key will invite students
and alumni to "Relive the
Tradition" of Gator Growl this
Fall at the Swamp, which will
serve as the setting for the 83rd
annual Homecoming pep rally.
"This year, we want it to be
just like a traditional pep rally
of the past," said Eric White,
Gator Growl Producer.
The Oct. 6 event is billed by
organizers as the world's larg-
est student-run pep rally.
This year it will feature co-
median Jim Gaffigan, famed
for his riffs on Hot Pockets and
pale skin.
Gaffigan will pocket $40,000
for his 25 to 30 minute skit,


White said.
Gabriel Iglesias, a former
contestant on NBC's "Last
Comic Standing," will open for
Gaffigan.
White said the theme of
this year's event, "Relive the
Tradition," is meant to reflect
Growl's long
history of
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talent to UF.
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known for
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go back to getting people who
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SUM i E CATCH-UP

Improved Library West opens after three years' work


By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Alligator Writer

An expanded and renovated Library West
opened its doors to the public Aug. 2, after
nearly three years of work that cost UF $30
million.
"I've been walking through this building
for the better part of a year and a half most
of the time without elevators," said Bill Covey,
the interim director of library support ser-
vices.
The old library was 117,000 square feet,
and 60,000 square feet were added in the ex-
pansion.
The old structure, which was renovated,
is six floors high. The expansion was added
to the north side of the building and is three
floors.
Upon passing through the library's revolv-
ing doors, escalators lead to the second floor,
where the walls are curved and paneled in
hickory a difficult design for the builders to
achieve, Covey said.
Several new computers line the circulation
desk, and a glance out the southern windows
reveals a perfect panorama of Century Tower,
the University Auditorium and the sea of
green that is the Plaza of the Americas.


Back the other way, hallways head north
and hundreds of shelves appear. Exposed
pipes and vents decorate the ceiling.
Polycarbonate sheets are suspended above
the shelves to diffuse the fluorescent light, a
method that helps preserve the books.
West University Avenue comes into view,
a sight that only gets better with each rising
floor. Spacesaver-brand shelves offer compact
storage of books, and they are expanded and
condensed with the touch of a button.
Floor integrity was an issue during the
construction, Covey said. In the old portion
of the building, compact storage is only on the
ground floor.
Books in the library put more stress on
structure than do cars in a parking garage,
Covey said.
About 55 tractor trailers of steel were
brought in for the shelves, with two more
trucks full of bookends alone.
With 855,000 books on the shelves, the
space is only half full. A functional capacity
is about 80 percent, according to Covey, or 1.5
million books.
"It's never a finished project," Covey said.
"We don't want to have it all full."
Desks and chairs populate the free space.
Armchairs have cupholders and swiveling


desks on either side, and computer stations
also stand among the crowd.
There are about three times as many com-
puters as before the renovation, and about
four times as many seats as were in the old
library.
"It's never a finished project. We
don't want to have it all full."
Bill Covey
interim director of library support services

"We wanted it to look modern, not dusty
and old like most people think of a library"
Covey said. "We're trying to make this an
inviting place that's comfortable and easy to
use."
But Library West is still a work in progress.
An official opening ceremony will not be
held until late Fall, but Covey said that the
library is 90 percent complete, and many little
things will be "appearing" over the course of
the Fall semester.
Construction of an Aramark-operated
Starbucks on the ground floor started in July
and will continue until October. Aramark is
the contractor that provides UF's food ser-
vices.


During a meeting in July, construction of-
ficials said that the Starbucks work would not
interfere with library operation.
But Covey said there is no budget to fund
the 24-hour study area that would accompany
the cafe.
Minor installations of wiring, window
glass and shelving in various places around
the building are expected over the next few
weeks.
But parking at Library West is virtually
nonexistent.
UF transportation officials said in July that
parking for library patrons will not be an op-
tion, save for a few handicap spaces.
UF' librarian Jana Ronan is the program
director for outreach instruction and under-
graduate library services.
She has been working for the university
since 1994. She and her co-workers moved
into Library West's new offices in May
After working with book retrievals, where
students used the online catalog to select
books from the stored collection, she said she
missed the serendipity offered by a physical
library.
"Its good to see people lose themselves in
the shelves."


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Students camp on steps to be first in Library West


By GABRIELA GONZALEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

Eric Schackne and Filup
Molina refused to settle for sec-
ond and third.
The UF seniors said they want-


ed to stand out at the "metropolis-
like" university, so they decided
they would be first to enter UF's
newly renovated Library West
when it reopened to the public
Aug. 2.
To achieve their goal, Schackne
and Molina camped out in front


of the library the night before its
opening so they could be the first
ones inside the next day.
Under a self-assembled gaze-
bo, they sat on two foldout chairs
with three gallons of Crystal
Light Peach Tea and a bag filled
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Psychology student Eric Schackne and microbiology student Filup Molina, both in their fourth year, play
the game "Guesstures" during a 14-hour stay outside Library West with hopes of being the first inside.


Skippy peanut butter.
"Not many people can say they
were the first to do anything. Even
doing the smallest thing is a big
deal," Molina said.
At 12:03 a.m., the quest to make
the history books began.
Schackne and Molina set up
shop in front of the library's main
entrance. Two battery-powered
fans kept them cool, and an elec-
tronic.game of Guesstures provided
entertainment during their quest to
become pioneers.
SBut the adventure was not only
about being the first, Schackne said.
This was about passion.
"If you are passionate about
something and other people see
that, then they will start to un-
derstand your passion, and they
too will be passionate," Schackne
said.
The enthusiasm needs to be
brought back to libraries, Molina
said.
"After all, the written-word is
one of the biggest milestones to
ever occur," Molina said.
Passionate and ready to read,
the two UF seniors stuck their
ground the concrete sidewalk
right outside the library's main
entrance and rested in their
sleeping bags as they waited for
their big moment to arrive.
But like any great moment,
it could not be reached without
challenge.


At 3 a.m., Schackne and Molina
were awoken by the bright flash-
light of one of four University
Police officials standing in front
of them.
After a brief explanation of
their mission to the officers and an
impressive rundown of the campus
rules which permit camping out,
as long as campers are not in an
enclosed tent the seniors dodged
removal from the premises and
continued their mission.
"I think they rec-
Sumrmer ognized how serious
CatCh-1p we were about en-
deavors, and in the
end they offered their support and
best wishes," Schackne said.
Morning broke soon after, and
before the guys knew it, a crowd
of about 50 had formed behind
them and the grand opening was
minutes away.
At 1 p.m., positioned in front
of the silver revolving doors,
Schackne and Molina roared with
excitement as they entered Library
West side by side.
Cameras flashed simultane-
ously as library staff members
and reporters took pictures of the
duet's victory hug and dramatic
collapse to the floor.
They had made it. They were
the first.
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SUMMER CATCH-UP

Lease dispute delays Corners


By MORGAN LEIBY
Alligator Contributing Writer

More than a year has passed since
demolition began, but construction,on
the $180 million University Comers
project is being further delayed by a
lease dispute with Starbucks.
"Time is certainly of the essence,"
said Alex Patton, a University Comers
representative, insisting that his com-
pany is determined to get the project
back on schedule despite the dispute.
University Comers is planned as
mixed-use development of businesses
and upscale residential units.
Increasing construction costs,
Patton said, are a major incentive to
complete the development, situated
on the comer of Northwest 13th Street
and West-University Avenue, on time.
Progress has been slowed repeat-
edly, however, by problems with de-
molition and arguments over leases-I
Demolishing a church on the prop-
erty had caused the most recent delay
before the Starbucks issue arose.
University Comers had decided


to recycle the church's parts and
debris instead of discarding them,
which was a lengthy process. Now
demolished, a newer problem has
taken its place.
"The church is completed,"
Patton said, "but Starbucks is an is-
sue now."
"I believe there were 17
leases; 16 were resolved.
We'll be breaking ground as
soon as possible."
Alex Patton
University Corners representative

No Starbucks or University
Comers employees would comment
on specifics of the dispute. Patton
said only that Starbucks is declining
to abandon its lease on the University
Comers site.
It is another in a series of conflicts
between the real estate firm and ten-
ants over leases.
The company struck deals with


many tenants of Gator Plaza, which
is slated for demolition, but some
insisted on staying to fight for their
storefronts.
Maul Teriyaki was the most recent
business to be forcibly evicted, leav-
ing Starbucks the last one refusing
to vacate.
University Comers terminated
Maui's lease in January after failed
negotiations, and the matter is now
being hashed out in court.
A press release about Maui's evic-
tion on the University Comers Web
site quoted Frank Darabi, managing
partner of the developers, as saying
the restaurant was trying to "hold
the project captive to their unjusti-
fied demands."
Starbucks is now the last occupant
obstructing the development's prog-
ress. But despite the delay, Patton
is optimistic about his company's
odds.
"I believe there were 17 leases;
16 were resolved," he said. "We'll
be breaking ground as soon as pos-
sible."


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Tickets for the upcoming Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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About 8,000 tickets were sold the morning they went on
sale, said Lynda Reinhart, assistant director of the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center, where Petty and his band will play.
Tickets for the public went on sale at 10 a.m., July 22.
About 870 tickets were sold during the fan-
Summer cub presale July 18 at 10 a.m. and the local
',:-.;.-'M radio presale July 21 at 10 a.m., Reinhart
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$59.50, and seats with a side-stage view and upper-level
seats were $49.50, plus service charges.
The concert is set for Sept. 21 at 7:15 p.m. The Strokes
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UF to cut Merit money


Reduced funds

start Fall 2007
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
UF's hefty National Merit Scholarship
package was what lured Roxana Bell, an
English and biology major from Indiana, to
Gainesville for her education. But now that
UF has made large cuts to that program,
Bell said her younger brother Ronnie
might not be able to join her at UE.
Starting Fall 2007, UF will be making
massive reductions to its popular National
Merit Scholars program, reducing its
in-state awards package from $22,000
to $5,000 and its out-of-state grant from
$38,000 to $17,000.
UF provost Janie Fouke said the univer-
sity invested $8 million for National Merit
scholarships last year. Now that UF is
luring top-notch students, Fouke said, the
university can decrease its National Merit
package and funnel some of the $8 million
toward other programs, like the need-
based Florida Opportunity Scholarship.
"Most people think that people come


to the university because of the quality of
the university, not because of the size of the
check you write the student," Fouke said.
UF will continue to offer a program that
grants in-state tuition fees to out-of-state
students who are on the National Merit
program, Fouke said. UF spent about $2
million on the program last year.
Last year, UF spent more money on
National Merit Scholars than 93 percent
of other American universities, Fouke
said. FSU and other schools set a cap on
the number of National Merit Scholars
they accept.
Changes to the scholarship program
will not apply to students already enrolled
at the university, Fouke said.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa, an associate di-
rector of UF's honors program and a city
commissioner, said she supported the de-
cision to cut scholarships.
"I actually think that we're able to
recruit extremely well, regardless of
the students with merit scholarships,"
Mastrodicasa said.
She said she assumed the decision was
made to allow UF to fund more need-
based scholarships and help the university
reach its goal of becoming a Top 10 public
research institution.


Serial flasher nabbed


in covert operation


"Most people
think that
people come
to the univer-
sity because of
the quality of
the university,
not because
of the size
of the check
you write the
student."
Janie Fouke
UF provost


By MINDY MORRIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
After two years of exposing
himself to female jbggers, the "se-
rial flasher" finally landed in police
custody this summer.
Margio E. Castillo, a 30-year-old
resident of Summerfield, was ar-
rested in July after police officers
from around Alachua County con-
ducted an undercover operation to
trap him.
Between 2004 and 2006, 18 wom-
en filed police reports saying a man
had exposed his genitals to them
while they were jogging. In the past
few months, his encounters have be-
come more aggressive, said Sgt. Art
Adkins of the Gainesville Police.
In an effort to find the flasher, the
University Police, Gainesville Police
and the Alachua County Sheriff's-
Office disguised female officers as
joggers to lure the man's attention.
On the first day of the operation,
officers noticed a blue, four-door


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matched the vehicle description
reported by several of the flasher's
victims.
Officers recognized the same
car on the second day, and they
watched the man inside park and
peer from the comer of a building at
one of the undercover joggers.
"He saw one of our officers
watching him, and he gotback in his
car and drove away,"
Summer Adkins said.
Catch-Up Police pulled over
Castillo, the man
inside the Buick, and asked him to
come in for questioning. Castillo
obliged, and later admitted to detec-
tives that he had frequently exposed
himself to women in the Gainesville
area before going to work.
"He said it was a stress reliever,
and he thought it was funny,"
Adkins said.
Castillo estimated that he has
flashed between 100 and 300 wom-
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* THE DATA WILL BE USED
IN HEALTH AD CAMPAIGNS.

By MELISSA THOMPSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

"Sober is Sexy!" couldbe headed
for a makeover.
Many UF freshmen believe be-
ing a Gator involves studying hard
and partying harder, said Virginia
Dodd, an assistant professor for
the department of health education
and behavior.
"For many of the students, we
believe this involves the idea that
students drink a lot," she added.
"It's the wrong idea."
Dodd will lead a team of UF
researchers in a two-year study
beginning this Fall. Dodd and her
team will investigate first-year
students' attitudes toward high-
risk drinking with a $283,745 grant
awarded by the U.S. Department of
Education in June.
Data from the study will be
used to create social marketing
and health advertising campaigns


warning UF students of the conse-
quences of high-risk drinking.
"Our goal is to not stop drink-
ing altogether," said Dodd, the
principal investigator for the study.
"Our goal is to help students drink
responsibly."
The study targets first-year stu-
dents because they are in a state of
transition and are more vulnerable
to the social consequences of alco-
hol. However, the messages will
relate to all students, said Tavis
Glassman, project director for the
study and coordinator for alco-
hol and other drug prevention
at GatorWell Health Promotion
Services.
He said about 70 percent.of first-
year students drink, and about 44
percent of those students engage in
high-risk drinking.
High-risk drinking involves
consuming five or more drinks for
males or four or more drinks for
females in one sitting, he said.
"Research shows that once you
get over five drinks, people start
doing things to compromise their
health," he said.


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Students begin to experiment
with other drugs and engage in
unplanned sexual acts under the
influence, he said.
.Matt Capriotti, a UF freshman,
said he thinks freshmen have been
exposed to alcohol long before they
enter college, so it may be difficult
to change an established drinking
culture among first-year students.
"It doesn't start in college," he
said. "It's something people have
already started doing."
He said he thinks
Summer students already
Catch-u p know the short-term
effects of drinking
and is skeptical that a new cam-
paign would deter many students
from abusing alcohol.
"People know, and it's a choice,"
he said. "Rubbing it in peoples'
faces won't change the way they
think."
In the Fall, researchers will
administer two sets of surveys via
e-mail to about 2,500 randomly
selected first-year students, Dodd
said.
This month, researchers will also


conduct focus groups with students
who drink regularly, as well as
those who do not drink, she said.
"We will probably put a flier out
in residence halls.asking for general
focus group participants," she said.
During focus group discussions,
Dodd said researchers will explore
what students think are the costs
and benefits of drinking.
She said she hopes to design the
first set of new health messages,
similar to UF's "Sober is Sexy!"
campaign, by December and dis-
tribute the messages through radio
spots, newspaper advertisements
and other methods.
Past research showed seven out
of 10 UF students in a survey of
1,000 found drunk people less at-
tractive, she said.
This data lead to UF's most
recent "Sober is Sexy!" campaign,
which targets the social norms of
drinking through a series of dating-
tip posters, she said.
Although the campaign targets
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"We're trying to say, 'No, what
we're telling you is what's happen-
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said.
Glassman said that in the past,
the health-care field used scare tac-
tics to reduce drug abuse.
"Literature shows students are
more concerned with immediate
consequences and benefits rather
than long-term issues," he said.
The new campaign will high-
light short-term affects of excessive
alcohol consumption like weight
gain, violence and poor academic
performance, Dodd said.
"It's a much more targeted ap-
proach, and it's one aimed at their
perceptions at what it means to be a
student," she said.
UF was one of 12 institutions
chosen for the grant out of 100 ap-
plicants.
"I think, and some of the grant
reviewers think, that we have a
good chance to create health mes-
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 17


Stadium overhaul aims for 'grand football entryway'


By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer
Ifranco@alligator.org

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the
centerpiece of UF's campus, will
undergo a $12 million to $15 mil-


lion expansion early next Spring,
paving the way for what officials
hope will be a "grand football
entryway."
"Basically all our sports have
a front door so to speak, but


football does not have that," said
Greg McGarity, the University
Athletic Association's senior
associate athletics director for
internal affairs. .
In June, UAA officials con-


The southwest corner of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will see renovation after the end of this year's football
season.


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ducted a three-day planning
session for renovations to the
stadium's southwest corer.
The plan also includes an ex-
pansion of the weight room and
a renovation of football coaches'
offices.
"You get to the football offices
through a maze of stairs and there
is no entry that announces, 'Here
is Florida football,'" he said.
Other sports venues such
as. for basketball greet visi-
tors more impressively, McGarity
said.
The estimated $15 million
expansion will be financed with
UAA money and private dona-
tions.
The UAA hired RDG Sports,
an Iowa-based architecture firm,
to design the project.
Project manager Bahar
Armaghani said the construction,
which will take place at the cor-
ner of Gale Lemerand Drive and
Stadium Road, will likely cause
minor inconveniences, such as
temporary lane closures.
UAA officials insisted the. in-
conveniences will be minimal.
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The stadium has undergone
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million expansion in 2003, which
added 2,900 luxury club seats,
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press level and
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the O'Connell Center.
Four video replay boards will
replace the scoreboards currently
adorning the four comers of the
arena's interior.
'The project will cost almost $3
million.
The -replay boards will be
on display high above the
Indianapolis' RCA Dome floor,
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Sunday bus service begins


* SG PUSHED FOR SUNDAY BUSES, AND
THE SERVICE IS FINALLY HERE.

By DANIELLA OTALORA
Alligator Contributing Writer
No longer will Sunday be a day of rest for
those who depend on the bus for transportation.
The Regional. Transit System will begin
Sunday service starting this Fall.
Beginning Aug. 27, nine bus routes will run
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, said Theresa
Harrison, RTS marketing and communication
specialist.
The Sunday service has been a part of the Five
Year Transit Services Plan and was initially sup-
posed to start in 2009.
However, the date was pushed up because
Student Government officials emphasized the
need for Sunday service.
"Student interest in providing service
changed the transit for an entire community,"
Harrison said.
The Florida Department of Transportation
proposal lasts two years and will cost $652,270.
The department will pay 50 percent of the cost;
the rest will be paid with the UF Transportation
Fee, which every student must pay.
After two years, the department will stop


funding because it only provides seed money
for the program. Much of the funding for RTS
comes from the state.
In February, the Gainesville City Commission
supported reviewing the contract when the
FDOT money runs out in two years.
Students are responding positively to news
of the new service.
"I never understood why the buses didn't
run on Sundays in a college town where a lot of
students depend on public transportation UF
student Samuele Marziale said.
"I need the buses to run on Sundays, so I can
go to work and the grocery store,
Summer and not depend on my friends,"
Catch-up he added. "I'm very.,pleased that
Sunday service is being initi-
ated."
He said he wants it to be so successful that it
will continue to grow.
A new bus route, No. 25, was intended to-
begin this year, but Harrison said that students
changed the priority of RTS toward Sunday
service instead. Route 25 will run from the UF
campus to the Gainesville Regional Airport, ac-
cording to Harrison.
Within the Five Year Transit Services Plan, si-x
more routes are listed; but their future remains
uncertain. Bus assignments are based on need
and available resources, Harrison said,


Mayor to run again


By ADAM AMIR
Alligator Contributing Writer
Hoping to serve the city three
more years, Gainesville Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan has filed for
re-election.
She submitted the paper-
work to the Alachua County
Supervisor of Elections on July
26, although ballots will not be
cast until early March of 2007.
Hanrahan said she would use
another three years in office to
help fight notorious issues like
roam towing.
"I worked to increase re-
quirements of tow companies,"
Hanrahan said. "Things like ac-
cepting credit cards and giving
change are long overdue."
Area redevelopment and the
-environment will also remain
prominent issues on Hanrahan's


agenda.
"My own perspective is that
with a major research university
like UF, the edge of campus and
downtown should have bet-
ter dining, shopping and more
work opportunities," she said.
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Alachua Democrats say they
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Old co-op gets new trustee


CLO alumni win

lawsuit, influence
By ELIZABETH WATSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

An Alachua County judge has named the
Collegiate Living Organization's Alumni
Foundation trustee of the organization.
In July, Circuit Judge Toby S. Monaco
appointed the CLO Alumni Foundation suc-
cessor trustee in the best interest of the trust,
according to the court documents.
"We are very enthusiastic that our alumni
foundation has been named trustee," CLO
President Philip Gilbo said on July 24.
This comes after a judge named UF the
trustee of CLO in March and subsequently
repealed the decision.
UF was named trustee after citing fire
inspection violations and necessary improve-
ments to make the facilities safe.
Since UF threatened to shut down CLO in
January, the organization has established the
CLO Alumni Foundation and raised funds to
repair the facilities.
"The alumni foundation has come in and
hit the ground running and made those im-
provements," UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said.
After witnessing the improvements being
made by the alumni foundation, UF sup-
ported this organization being named trustee,


Orlando said.
"This was something we agreed on going
into it," Orlando said. "We're glad it's hap-
pening. We know they have the resources."
Now that the decision is final, CLO's lead-
ership is grateful for their resources.
"What this means is that we now have an
experience-based pool of members who have
experienced living in CLO," Gilbo said of the
alumni foundation. "If we have a question,
we can go to them."
UF agrees with the CLO. Alumni
Foundation being named trustee and will
continue to influence where the organization
is headed.
"We really won't have lever-
Summer age, but we will continue to be
S..' ,..,-,i, involved," Orlando said.
UF has signed a coopera-
tion agreement with CLO that
requires that all residents be UF students,
that the UF Student Financial Affairs office
reviews applications to make sure applicants
qualify financially and that the university has
permission to inspect the property for compli-
ance issues, Orlando said.
In addition, a representative from the UF
housing office will be present at CLO's alum-
ni advisory meetings, Orlando said.
CLO welcomes the presence of UF officials
at these meetings.
"We now have a positive relationship with
the university, and we want to keep it that
way," Gilbo said. "We are proud to be associ-
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 21


Hub to reopen in Spring


* RENOVATIONS COST $8 MILLION
AND INCLUDE WIRELESS INTERNET.

By MARION RAMIREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

UF students will see another construction
zone fence come down in Spring, when the
renovated Hub reopens.
The central campus building is scheduled
to be open on Feb. 13, UF officials said.
The estimated $8 million renovation will
be the new home for the International Center,
Academic Technology offices and group
study areas which include walk-up Internet
access stations, wireless Internet, videocon-
ferencing suites and a Starbucks, said Bahar
Armaghani, the Hub project manager.
"It's going to be very nice and very useful
to students," she said.
The 72,000-square-foot project, which be-
gan last June, is on schedule, she said.
The funds from the renovation come
from the International Center, Academic
Technology, the UF administration and stu-
dent tuition.
In 2004, UF received about $13 million
from the Capital Improvement Trust Fund,
which is used to pay for new and improved
student facilities and is made up of student
tuition from past years, said Robert W. Miller,
associate vice president for finance and ad- -
ministration.
About $2 million will come from the
tuition-funded pool for student space in the
Hub, Armaghani said.
A proposal for the revamped Hub's stu-
dent space to be a 24-hour study area is still
in the works, she said.
"It would be really cool if there was a 24-
hour Internet cafe," said Gabrielle Ferro, a UF


economics junior. "It would be even more
convenient for students whose Internet con-
nection goes down and they need to write a
paper due the next day."
The International Center, which provides
services for international students and man-
ages the university's study abroad programs,
will take up about half of the Hub's first floor,
said Dennis Jett, the center's dean.
The center, now located in both Grinter
and Peabody halls, needs more office space.
The center is limited and is unable to add
more staff to provide international services,
he said.
Moving to the Hub will give the
International Center a more central location
on campus, allowing the center to better
serve students and faculty, he
Summer said.
With all the space in the
Internet cafe, Jett hopes the
area will provide more interaction between
international students and American stu-
dents, he said.
"The new Hub can provide a hangout
space, allowing students to work together in
groups," he said.
The new International Center will have
eight flat-screen televisions, carrying feeds
from CNN and television stations from other
countries.
Academic Technology, which includes
the UF Computing Help Desk, is currently
located on the fifth floor of the Computer
Science and Engineering Building. Academic
Technology will have offices on entire
second floor of the newly renovated Hub,
Armaghani said.
Academic Technology is a large orga-
nization with services distributed all over
campus. Bringing its services to the Hub will


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Autumn Willis, 20, eats Chick-fil-A at the Hub Food Court in front of the location of the
new Quiznos Express, which opened in late July.


free up much-needed space for academic use,
allowing the department to expand its pro-
gram, Fedro S. Zazueta, director of the Office
of Academic Technology, wrote in an e-mail.
Built in 1950, the Hub will keep its origi-
nal exterior appearance. New windows will
be the only change to the Hub's exterior,


Armaghani said. The newly renovated Hub
will also be considered "green," meaning the
building will be energy-efficient, and recy-
clable materials will be used in the project.
The Quiznos addition to the Hub Food
Court is a separate project from the overall
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SUMMER CATCH-UP


UF gains limited power from state to set tuition


* CERTAIN RATES ARE NO
LONGER SET BY THE STATE.

By LYNDSEY LEWIS
SAlligator Staff Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org

UF will now have the ability to
set tuition rates for graduate, profes-
sional and out-of-state students a
major victory'for UF officials who
believe that higher tuition will im-


prove the quality of the university.
Although the university has con-
trolled those rates for the past year,
the power to set rates is now written
into state law, allowing a maximum
yearly tuition increase of 10 percent.
UF's Board of Trustees has spent
months working to wrest per-
menant control of the rates from the
Legislature, and at a June 15 meet-
ing of the board's Committee on
External Relations, members con-
gratulated themselves on success.


"It was the best legislative ses-
sion that we have ever seen and
ever had," Board
of Trustees
Chairman Manny
Fernandez said.
University ad-
ministrators have
made no secret
of their goal to
Fernandez increase tuition
rates a mea-
sure they say is necessary to propel


UF into the ranks of the nation's top
public institutions.
Trustees at the meeting did not
linger on the possibility of higher
rates. Instead, they celebrated their
recent victories in Tallahassee.
Jane Adams, UF's vice president
of university relations, credited UF's
administrators and lobbyists for the
legislative sweep.
"We were fortunate to have sup-
port in a lot of different areas," she
said.


In addition to granting UF trust-
ees partial control of tuition, the
Legislature approved eight major
UF projects and granted the univer-
sity $111 million of Public Education
Capital Outlay money. PECO fund-
ing is used for construction projects
at Florida's public universities.
Newly funded projects include
UF President Bernie Machen's
pet project, the Institute for the
Advanced Study of Emerging
Pathogens.


SUMMER CATCH-UP

New building to promote studies in public service


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Contributing Writer

This fall, UF will begin construction on
a new building that will house an institute
founded by one of the university's most fa-
mous alumni.
The new building, Pugh Hall, will house
the Bob Graham Center for Public Service in
addition to the Samuel Proctor Oral History
Program and the department of African and
Asian languages and literatures.
The center, named after former U.S. Sen.
and Florida Gov. Bob Graham, will focus
on encouraging and supporting students to
explore the areas of government and public
service. It will focus on public leadership,
the Americas and the federal Department of
Homeland Security.
It is expected to completed by November


2007.
The interior of the hall will feature admin-
istrative offices, an auditorium and a public
speaking venue.
According to the design narrative for the
building, there will be an open space in the
center of the building "bounded by sitting
areas, gathering spaces and work areas in-
spired by the Forum at the Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University."
Howie Ferguson, the Pugh Hall project
manager, said that during the day the venue
will function as a cafe where students can
socialize and study, but two to three nights
a week that will change. The room will be
cleared of all its furniture, students will gather
in the cleared area and along the perimeters of
the volume on the second and third floors, and
a renowned government or public official will
give a short presentation followed by a ques-


"We're always excited to work
for the university because of the
impact it has on the community.
Most of us who work here gradu-
ated from there."
Annette Cornwell
Perry staff member

tion-and-answer session with the students.
Ferguson says that the goal for this build-
ing is to bring prestigious speakers to interact
with UF students. It was what Graham want-
ed for his alma mater after teaching as a fellow
at Harvard's Kennedy School.
The total cost of Graham's wish is estimat-
ed to be slightly more than $11.2 million.
A donation of $6.5 million was given by


alumnus Jim Pugh and his wife, Alexis, to give
the Graham Center a home.
Pugh, a developer from Orlando, met
Graham as a Sigma Nu Fraternity brother dur-
ing their time at UF.
The state has agreed to match the Pughs'
donation to assist with the funding of the
building. The remaining 10 to 15 percent of the
funding will come from federal grants.
Charles Perry Construction Inc., which has
built six other buildings for UF, will construct
Pugh Hall.
"We're always excited to work for the
university because of the impact it has on the
community," said Annette Comwell, a Perry
staff member who is associated with the con-
struction of Pugh Hall. "Most of us who work
here graduated from there."
Pugh will be bounded by Dauer Hall to the
north and Newell Hall to the south.






WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 23


SG renews funds


for Campus Sun


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org
Student Government of-
ficials are paying big bucks to
continue feeding UF students'
appetite for campus news.
At a July meeting of the
Student Senate, lawmakers
decided to funnel $46,000 of
student money from SG re-
serves toward the Gainesville
Sun Readership Program,
which provides UF students
with thousands of copies of an
edition called the Campus Sun
each weekday.
The Campus Sun contains
similar news content as its
counterpart, along with a stu-
dent section featuring articles


and photographs by UF stu-
dent journalists.
"I would say, if anything,
you're getting more out of the
campus edition than you are
out of the regular edition,"
said Sen. Kevin Reilly, who
helped write the legislation
calling for an-
Summer other year of the
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Senators
began funding
the Sun's UF edition in 2005,
when they spent $46,000 to
jumpstart the program and
provide 1,000 newspaper
copies each day during the
Summer semester. During the
Fall and Spring semesters,
2,500 copies of the paper are
available on weekdays.


SUMMER p

Machens make historic move


By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Alligator Writer
Dan Helm had no idea the president moved in
across the street.
"I'll have to be on my best behavior," joked the UF
political science student.
UF President Bernie Machen made a historic move
to an off-campus house last month, away from the
eyes and ears of curious campus dwellers, away from
the sights and sounds that accompany life on busy
West University Avenue.
Macher announced his plan to move at the June
meeting of the university's Board of Trustees. UF's
governing body had to amend the president's contract
to OK the move.
"Anybody that's been there doesn't want to live
there," said Chris Machen, the president's wife and
UF's first lady. "It doesn't feel like your home. It's
made for entertaining, not to live in."
The Machens' new residence sits on tree-lined
property on a quiet stretch of Northwest Eighth
Avenue, about a mile from the President's Mansion
on campus.
According to Alachua County Clerk of Court
records, the Machens paid $828,800 for the two-bed-
room, three-bathroom house. Records state it was built
in 1971.
Machen is the first UF president to take up perma-


nent residence off campus in the mansion's 53-year
history.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the official
residence was occasionally the target of late-night
harassment. Unwelcome cars would come into the
circular driveway, and passengers would yell and
throw things.
"It's just nuts over there," Orlando added.
The mansion will be the site of all "official enter-
taining," just as it was in the past, Machen wrote in
S an e-mail.
In addition, UF organizations
Scan sign up to use it for their own
S events because he and his wife are
S no longer living there, he wrote.
K "This should result in even more
Suse of the house for university ac-
S tivities," he wrote.
Machen Roslyn F. Levy, an agent with
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors, said the houses in the president's new neigh-
borhood were built from the 1950s to the 1970s, and
some residents are the original owners. Other resi-
dents are families with roots in the area.
Some nearby'houses, however, are smaller, and
students may live there, Levy said.
"It's just lovely," she said, referring to the Machen
residence, adding that it has one of the most beautiful
yards in Gainesville.


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By NANCY FISHGOLD
Alligator Contributing Writer

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three children by running her over
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Anthony Artell Little, 30, inten-
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This Bid Day, no bulls will run


By LAUREN WILSMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Since 2002, the excitement of
sorority recruitment at UF has
ended with a highly publicized
countdown called the "Running
of the Bulls." But those bulls are
about to come to a screeching
halt.
Following a grueling week
of recruitment activities each
August, a blaring horn an-
nounces the unveiling of the
much-awaited Bid Day cards,
which hold the name of the
Panhellenic Council chapter
each woman has been invited
to join.
More than 1,000 women in
sundresses tear open their cards
on Norman Field. Their reac-
tions to the news, which range
from euphoric to devastated,
leave some girls stampeding
to their new chapter home and


others charging back home.
This year, the event has been
cancelled indefinitely after of-
ficials cited concerns about the
throngs of spectators eager for
tears and drama.
"If people are going to come
participate, they need to come
for the right reasons," said
Anthony Crenshaw, an assistant
director of the
Summer Office of Sorority
Catch-up and Fraternity
Affairs. "To some
degree, having people come to
make fun of women in our com-
munity is not necessarily in line
with our values."
Each year, hundreds of
spectators fill Norman Field's
.parking garage in hopes of
catching a glimpse of young
women at their worst crying
in disappointment or falling as
they run.
Bid Day is supposed to be a


celebration, Crenshaw said, and
should be nothing short of a
great day for women joining the
Panhellenic community.
In keeping with the council's
values, a recruitment team
called for change.
"We want recruitment to be
this fostering environment that
promotes leadership, not push-
ing people down," said Kelly
Riggs, the Panhellenic Council's
membership vice president.
Women participating in
recruitment this August will
receive their bid cards inside
classrooms in Norman Hall.
Upon receipt of their bids, only
those who want to leave the
classroom will be escorted to
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After receiving bids, dis-
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counselors will be on hand to
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Rolling's en

By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Alligator Contributing Writer

It would seem that convicted serial
killer Danny Rolling has nowhere else to
go but the executioner's table.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court de-
nied a request to review Rolling's death
sentence, thus ending his lengthy federal
appeals process.
. Rolling admitted to killing five
Gainesville college students at the start of
the 1990 Fall semester.
By the time his death sentence was
handed down in 1994, DNA evidence had
long since linked him to the murders.
But a death warrant has yet to be
signed by Gov. Jeb Bush.
On June 12 the U.S. Supreme Court
ruled that a Florida death row inmate has
the right to challenge lethal injection as
cruel and torturous. Lower federal courts
are reviewing the issue.
Before the ruling, Bush said he would
postpone all executions indefinitely.
The stay will remain in place, regard-
less of the Rolling decision, said Kristy
Campbell, a Bush spokeswoman, add-
ing that it is "premature to speculate"
how long it will be before the issues are
resolved sufficiently in the courts.
As for the recent Rolling decision,
State Attorney Bill Cervone said he was
surprised how quickly the court denied
his request, as he had expected process-
ing and deliberation to take months.
"I think it's absolutely ludicrous that
someone who admitted guilt is still mak-
ing claims of this sort 15 years later," he
said. "It's clear to me that they found no


- if not near is long


merit (in his argument)."
Because of the controversy in the
lower federal courts over lethal injection
issues, Cervone said a death warrant may
not be signed for Rolling until as late as
spring of next year.
By then, Bush will no longer be gov-
ernor.
But Cervone said the governor need
not rush to sign a warrant for Rolling's
execution now, because the convicted
killer is likely to file any number of last-
minute appeals, anyway.
"I think it's absolutely ludicrous
that someone who admitted
guilt is still making claims of
this sort 15 years later. It's
clear to me that they found no
merit (in his argument)."
Spencer Mann
state attorney

Those who were involved in the in-
vestigation 16 years ago have moved on
in their careers, but memories of Rolling,
now 52, don't fade.
The first two murders were uncovered
the afternoon of Aug. 26, 1990 on the
Sunday before Fall classes started.
Spencer Mann was the public infor-
mation officer for the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office in 1990. He now works at
the State Attorney's Office.
"We were anticipating a great Fall, and
then the bottom dropped out," he said.
He described the working relationship


among law enforcement agencies and
UF as "intricate," and he said then-UF
President John Lombardi "took the bull
by the horns."
As public information officer, Mann
said he answered 600 phone calls a day
from all over the world.
He slept in the office and sent his
family to his wife's parents' house to be
safe, Mann said. He recalled groups of
students fortressing themselves in their
apartments, taking turns keeping watch.
Mann said that Rolling's appeals are
frustrating for law enforcement and vic-
tims' families.
"What they're looking for is justice,
and so are we," he said.
Sadie Damell, then a lieutenant
and now a retired captain running for
Alachua County sheriff, was the public
information officer for the Gainesville
Police Department in 1990.
She said the appeals process is "hor-
rifically long and unnecessary" and "a
waste of money and time."
Lethal injection is one of the most
humane ways to put someone to death,
she said.
Phyllis Mgek was the associate dean of
students in 1990 and retired in 2001 after
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26, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006


Free grad health plan debuts


By LYNDSEY LEWIS.
Alligator Staff Writer
lewis@alligator.org

UF will offer free health insurance to some of its
graduate students by January, university President
Bernie Machen announced in June.
The GatorGradCare plan, which is expected to cost
from $6 million to $7 million, will be available to about
4,500 of UF's graduate students,
Individual recipients will not pay any premiums
on the plan, and students with spouses, children or
domestic partners will be eligible for health care at a
reduced rate.
Machen unveiled the plan at a Board of Trustees
meeting, emphasizing its potential to lure talented
students to the university.
"It's a huge effort, and I think the University of
Florida will be in a great spot next year as we go out
and recruit new graduate students using this plan,"
Machen told trustees.
Kyle Cavanaugh, UF's vice president for human
relations and one of the plan's key organizers, said
he expects "virtually all" eligible students to enroll
for the plan, including the university's research and
graduate assistants.
Research grants and contracts will cover about half
of the program's cost, he added, but UF is preparing
to foot the rest of the bill during GatorGradCare's first


year.
Machen said the program is worth its hefty price
tag.
"We basically borrowed money from other places
to fund this for the upcoming year," he said in an in-
terview, although he didn't name specific sources.
After UF nurtures GatorGradCare through its early
stages, Machen and the tnistees hope the Legislature
will start picking up the tab.
State officials refused to pay for
the project during the most recent
legislative session, but Machen
S assured trustees that UF "will go
I back this year and try to get this
funded."
In the meantime, members of
Graduate Assistants United are cel-
Cavanaugh ebrating the plan, which they said
marks a victory several years in the
making. GAU represents UF's graduate assistants.
"It's been a long time coming," said Victor
Romano, GAU's chief negotiator. "UF is going from
a university that has substandard health insurance to
one that's very competitive with our peers."
Cavanaugh echoed Romano's sentiments, adding
that GatorGradCare will allow UF to go "toe to toe"
with other universities of similar size and caliber.
Alligator writer Lindsey Franco contributed to this
report.


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By JAMES RIGNEY
Alligator Contributing Writer

Library West has finally
opened its doors, but students
hoping to enjoy a latte in the
new facility will have to wait
until the middle of Fall.
Construction of the library's
Starbucks caf6 started on July
31, said Bahar Armaghani, the
project manager and quality
assurance coordinator.
"If everything goes right,
we should have it done by
the first week of October," she
said.
She said both Starbucks
and the university have held
up the project, as Starbucks
has been working to meet
UF codes, as well as making
sure the library's caf6 fits the
company's own standards.
The contractor constructing


the coffee shop also had to get
permits for demolishing the
existing space.
Then, the contractor had to
obtain permits to remodel it
into a Starbucks.
Armaghani said project
managers are attempting to
accelerate the caf6's opening.
"SuWe are try-
Summer ing to beat the
''-- schedule by
one week and
have it done by the end of
September," she said.
But Bill Covey, interim
director for support services,
said he thinks that goal may
be tough to meet.
"I think that might be a lit-
tle premature in terms of how
fast it can be done," he said. -
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struction to last until at least
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SUMMER CATCH-UP

Wear and tear prompt makeover for 'french fries'


By JAMES FRENI
Alligator Contributing Writer

The sculpture "Alachua," more
affectionately known as "the french
fries" among UF students, is in need
of a makeover.
The 32-feet, 6,000-pound stain-
less steel and aluminum structure,
which looms outside the Marston
Science Library, has suffered scuff-.
ing, graffiti, carvings and fading, ac-
cording to the UF condition report,
which is filed every two years.
Repairs have been planned,
but the height, placement and
magnitude of the piece have made
for a challenging renovation, said
Chris Arters, the UF Physical Plant
Division's maintenance specialist.
. The sculpture's towering yellow
rods dwarf the 20-foot UF painting
booth, making repairs to the sculp-
ture inside the booth impossible,
Arters said.
The last time it was repaired was
in 1990 to weld a weather crack. The
repair was made directly on the as-
sembled structure.
The division is searching for a
conservation specialist to repair the
sculpture but has yet to find one
who can accommodate, it.
This is not the first time
"Alachua" has left UF personnel
stumped.
With its construction in 1987, the
sculpture became one of UF's most
controversial public art pieces in
recent history.


The sculpture "Alachua" more commonly referred to as the "french fries" near the Marston Science
Library is undergoing a renovation.


The aluminum structure pro-
voked distaste from high-ranking
UF officials and students that was
echoed in Florida newspapers like
The Gainesville Sun, The Florida
Times-Union and even The Miami
Herald.
As quoted in the three newspa-


pers, then UF Provost Robert Bryan
said that if he had not been ill the
week before its construction, he
would have chained himself to the
site to keep the "junk-metal" struc-
ture from being erected.
In a Sun article, many confused
students deemed the piece "the


french fries from hell" not knowing
what the structure was intended to
portray.
The artist who created
"Alachua," John Henry, defended
his work, saying the controversy
denoted great art.
Oaklianna Brown, UF coordina-


tor for the Art in State Buildings
Program, said that public art is hard
to swallow at first glance, but that in
time it will become part of the fabric
that can define an entire people.
"You can't imagine campus with-
out it," Brown said of "Alachua."
"That shows that is has been accept-
ed and reveals the power of art."
But many students still wonder
what it is.
"Meet at the french fries,"
UF alumna Azita Alidai said.
"Everyone knows the french fries,
but no one knows what it is or why
it's yellow."
Yellow, Henry said, is a contrast
color that is made for highly struc-
tured pieces.
"It makes a presence," he said.
"It's the color for the kind of piece
that would be memorable."
The piece was inspired by a per-
sonal collection of Henry's artwork.
The yellow rods of "Alachua" are
like a Chinese puzzle, he said.
"If the welding were removed
from each piece, The rods would
support themselves and stand in
the same position," he said. "It was
a challenging piece and became a
turning point in my life."
When asked about his feelings
toward the sculpture's fast-food
nickname, Henry said he didn't
care.
"Let's just change the name
to 'french fries' from now on.
Names aren't important, it's how
it looks."


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28, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006


UF's seal replaced by revamped monogram logo


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
UF decided to freshen up its
image this Summer with a new
logo that cost about $2,500 to
create.
The new design, which fea-
tures a monogram of UF's initials
in place of the university seal,
was unveiled in July and will be
used on campus and in UF ad-
vertising. Some forms of the logo
will include the university mar-
keting slogan "The Foundation
for the Gator Nation."
For the past 10 years, UF's
logo featured the university seal,
which looked like the picture on
the Florida state flag. Joe Hice, an
associate vice president for mar-


keting and public relations; said
that seal could be hard to see and
use in special designs.
"It just seemed to make sense
to take that seal that's very com-
plicated and kind of look and
do a monogram with UF," Hice
said.
The monogrammed look was
not the only image considered
for UF's new logo. Other design
choices included a couple with
UF's Century Tower and one
with an alligator symbol.
But UF's University Relations
department wanted to use a
simple logo with fewer design
elements. The new signature is
supposed to be based on how
people view the university, Hice
said.


When people ask Hice where
he works, he said, he always
responds with "either 'at the
University of Florida' or 'I work
at UF."
The logo will be printed on
business cards, university signs,
vehicles, letter-
Summer heads and enve-
S lopes. It will also
appear in the uni-
versity's publications and print
and television ads.
But Hice added that univer-
sity employees will not have to
buy new stationary with the logo
until they run out of older sup-
plies.
William McKeen, chairman of
UF's journalism department, said
he preferred the old logo and


thought it had a "distinctive"
design. "I'm just not sure that
the university logo or that kind
of identity needs to be changed,"
he said. "There could always be
more visibility. I think I'd focus
more on what we have, as op-
posed to changing the look and
confusing our identity."
McKeen specifically did not
like the UF monogram in the
logo.
"We have enough acronyms


and abbreviations in the world;
why not just put the University
-of Florida up there?" he said.
UF graduate student John
Wright said he liked the old
logo better because he thought it
looked more professional.
"The seal is on the old one,
while the new one doesn't really
have the seal at all," Wright said.
UF's old seal will still be used
,on diplomas and other official
documents.


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MY SUMMER VACATION

An intern at Busch, UF student converts to brew


Editor's note: This is the first
in a series of columns in which
students narrate their summer
experiences.
I'm 22 years old, and I enjoyed
my first beer this summer. I've
always been disgusted by the
smell and taste, but after eight
months in the world of beer, I
came around.
In spring of last year, I toured
the Anheuser-Busch brewery in
Jacksonville with the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers. I
didn't want to go. The place reeked
of beer and yeast.
But as soon as I saw the bot-
tling part of the plant, I knew that
I wanted to work there.
My dad's a U.S. Coast Guard
mechanic, so I've grown up
around machines my whole life,
and I've developed a fascination
with them. All the plant's equip-
ment and conveyers captivated
me, and I was hooked.
I applied at a September career
fair, and in January I started an
eight-month internship oversee-
ing projects in Busch's packaging
department.
There's a big rivalry between
the packaging and brewing
departments. Brewers say, "We
make the beer. All you can do is
screw it up."
The brewhouse is filled with
enormous stainless steel kettles,
cookers and storage tanks. I used
to think all beer was the same
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brewhouse that every Busch beer
is different.
The "flagship" brands, such as
Budweiser and Michelob Lager,
are made with. more flavorful
barley. Beers like Natural Light
are made with a cheaper grade of
barley, mixed with rice.
All beers are bottled, canned
or kegged in the packaging build-
ing. Packaging has three bottling
lines, three canning lines and one


keg line.
The keg line has the plant's
only robots. These large claw-'
arms locate kegs on the conveyor
and lift them onto pallets.
Sometimes when I wasn't
working, I would just go stare
at the labelers. They stick labels
onto a spinning wheel of beers,
gluing three labels each onto 15
beers every second.
The largest project I worked


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most of whom were male, were
of course beer lovers.
August Busch IV, president of
Anheuser-Busch Inc., can distin-
guish between beers of the same
brand that were brewed in different
factories. He gets "head feel" from
drinking a flawed beer. No one re-
ally knows what "head feel" is, but
chemical analysis always proves
him right.
A United Way representative
once visited the plant to pitch
his charity to us, and during our
meeting he said, "I've been to
many businesses, and I've never
seen anyone open a cooler full of
beer and say, 'Go for it.'"
So, naturally, my co-workers
teased me for drinking "girly
drinks" instead of beer when we
went out.
Halfway through my intern-
ship, executives visiting from
corporate headquarters took us
to dinner and ordered Bud Light
for everybody. I didn't want to
disrespect the vice president of
engineering, so I suffered through
my first beer.
"This scenario repeated, and
eventually, the bitter taste that
once repulsed me became a familiar
pleasure.
Now I always have a six-pack in
my fridge, and I often drink a beer
when out to dinner with friends. My
favorites are Michelob Ultra Amber
and Budweiser Select both
Anheuser-Busch beers.
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30, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006


Calm follows club shooting


* FIVE WERE INJURED WHEN A CONCERT
AT 238 WEST TURNED VIOLENT.

By NANCY FISHGOLD
Alligator Contributing Writer-

After a downtown concert turned violent, cub em-
ployees and police officers said that they do not expect
further safety threats anytime soon.
At least six bullets were fired into the audience at
238 West, a downtown nightclub, on July 2. Florida-
based rapper Plies was performing when his micro-
phone was cut off, upsetting him and his posse, and
spurring them to open fire on the crowd of about 1,000
people.
While there were no fatalities, five audience mem-
bers were injured and taken to Shands at UF
But Gairesville Police officers and nightclub
employees agree that the shooting was an isolated
incident and that Gainesville remains a safe place for
all club-goers.
Although police said they raised security in the
past weekend, Lt. Wayne Ash of the Gainesville Police
said he does not expect another shooting anytime
soon.
"That was a very unusual circumstance for down-
town," Ash said.
Jason Rockhill, who owns the downtown concert
venue Common Grounds, said he believes the inci-


dent was likely a result of mismanagement.
"If you look at the whole night and each step
taken, the whole situation could have probably been
prevented," Rockhill said. "It all comes down to how
you run your shows."
Rockhill said security at Common Grounds is typi-
cally low-key, because aggressive security tactics tend
to create problems.
"Security is there," Rockhill said of Common
Grounds. "But its not an intrusive part of your
night."
Other downtown locales such as The Market Street
Pub and Side 'Bar also have more re-
Summer laxed security policies.
Catch-up "We check IDs and look them over,"
said Jorge Fors, the main security guard
at Side Bar. "As long as they're not too intoxicated or
too aggressive, they can come in. You just use your
best judgment."
Market Street security guard Jordan "Gooch"
Gross said that in the eight months he has been work-
ing at the dub, he has never encountered a problem
with customers.
"I've never seen a real punch thrown," Gross said.
"We usually just ask disorderly people to leave."
Fors, the Side Bar security guard, added that per-
formers do not get any special security treatment at
the bar.
"We don't treat the bands any differently than the
customers," Fors said.


UF bags donations


Money will aid

tumor research
By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer

Shands at UF and UF's
School of Medicine recently
received a total of more than
$8 million in donations, which
will be used to aid tumor and
cancer research and treatment
centers.
The Lillian S. Wells
Foundation, a Fort Lauderdale-
based organization that con-
tributes to medical programs,
donated $5 million dollars to
UF's neurology department.
The state will likely match the
gift with a dollar-for-dollar
donation.
Dr. William Friedman,
chairman of UF's neurology


department, said the money
will pay for two "world-class"
medical neuro-oncologists to
join the staff at the McKnight
Brain Institute. These new em-
.ployees will research ways to
treat brain and spinal tumors.
"It is possible in the next
few years that we will be one
of the very best brain tumor
research centers," Friedman
said.
Friedman has collaborated
with the Wells Foundation on
medical programs for the past
20 years, but he said this is one
of the larger contributions the
organization has made.
The Shands at UF Auxiliary,
a group of women who raise
money and work for the hos-
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32, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2006


Rush Week promotes familiarity, easy transitions


* THE INFLUX OF RUSHEES
ARE COURTED BY HOUSES.

By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@alligator.org

Forget the stereotypes Greek
recruitment is not about being
spanked or covered with rotten
food.
Instead, UF students hoping to
join a fraternity or sorority this Fall
are being wooed with parties, meet-
ings and events designed to make
for an easy transition into Greek life.
Though UF is home to four
Greek councils, only the Panhellenic
Council a group of sororities -
and the Interfratemity Council are
holding official events this week;
Male rusheess" are invited to
play Frisbee, smoke hookah, make
sundaes and participate in other ac-
tivities where they can meetbrothers
and become familiar with fraternity
houses.
Women hoping to join sororities,
on the other hand, spend their week
attending scheduled meetings that
teach them about chapters through
activities like watching videos and
making crafts for a chapter's phi-
lanthropy.
Each day of sorority recruitment


Andrea Morales / Alligator tatt
Theta Chi Fraternity brothers mingle with potential rushees at a barbeque social at the fraternity house
on Monday night. Fraternities are organizing Rush events to open Greek doors to interested students.
requires young women to wear a join a sorority chapter. Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity President
different type of outfit, ranging from While female recruits spend Ryan Sullivan said there is no dress
casual sundresses to formal wear. their week in a structured setting, code for the events at his fraternity
On the sixth day of recruitment, fraternities promote a more relaxed and that students talk about what-


the women receive an invitation to


environment.


ever they want: sports to life in the


house.
While the number of rushees var-
ies from house to house, Phi Delta
Theta Fraternity Rush Chairman
James Contestable said that on any
given night, there could be between
120 to 150 rushees at the fraternity's
evening activities. But they could
see up to 600 different faces on a
given day.
But like other Greek organiza-
tions, Phi Delta Theta only accepts
a limited number of new members
each year.
Each fraternity has a different
set of standards for accepting new
members, but Contestable said fra-
ternities generally look for people
who can "bring something to the
house."
"[Phi Delta Theta] looks for
very outgoing, very involved
people who have attributes and
are special," he said.
Kevin Reilly, president of
Theta Chi Fraternity, said he
never thought he would become a
member of the Greek community.
However, he said, he could not
pass up the chance to join an or-
ganization that reflected his own
values.
"It teaches how to become a
gentleman, be a good Gator and
helps you mature," he said of
fraternity life.


ROBERT PRIMACK, 84

Education professor was a tough, outspoken pioneer


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer

Retired College of Education professor
Robert Primack died Aug. 12 at the age of 84.
His wife Alice, a UF librarian for 33 years,
said Primack's death was "peaceful," and
"just the way he would have wanted it."
Primack was having a "wonderful week,"
Alice said, as one of his letters to the editor
about President Bush's leadership had been
published in The New York Times.
The couple had been married for 30 years
and had met at the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of Gainesville.
Two of their children are now teachers:
Eric, 29, teaches special education in Austin,


Texas, and Mary-Anne, 27, teaches English
to at-risk students in Thomasville, Ga. Their
third child, Glenn, 26, is a computer specialist
at Shands at UF
Primack retired in 1997 at the age of 76.
He taught the undergraduate course "Social
Foundations of Education," required for edu-
cation majors.
His wife said people viewed him as an
outspoken scholar and a tough teacher, but he
was also fair.
She said he would worry that he was giv-
ing too-low grades to his students, whom he
would constantly challenge to be actively
involved.
Primack would encourage his students
to read the newspaper daily so they could


discuss current events in class. Some students
told Primack that he had gotten them started
on a lifelong habit of learning, which Primack
felt was important for teachers.
"He lived a lot longer than he ex-
pected to. Thank heavens."
Alice Primack
wife of Robert Primack

After graduating high school at the age of
16, Primack attended the City College of New
York and was interested in theater.
Soon after, he followed a friend to New
Jersey and worked on a chicken farm for
several years. It was there that he attended


discussion groups arranged by the farmers,
which piqued his interest in social issues, his-
tory and politics, Alice said.
He went back to school at Monmouth
University and began teaching to support
himself. He earned his doctor of education
and later became a professor at UF's College
of Education in 1965.
Primack would play poker with other
faculty members and loved racquetball, Alice
said. He even challenged students to play him
in racquetball, and if they won, they would get
an A in the class.
"Some did challenge him," Alice said, but
he was never beaten.
"He lived a lot longer than he expected to,"
Alice said. "Thank heavens."


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Jump in rank stems from peer review


Counsel spot filled


By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer
Ifranco@alligator.org

A seasoned legal expert will take
over as UF's top attorney this year,
but not before she steps down from
her post at one of the country's most
renowned universities.
Jamie Lewis Keith was recently
named UF's vice president and gen-
eral counsel, and will start working
at the university this October.
She now leads the primary legal
office at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology as its senior counsel
and managing director for environ-
mental programs and risk manage-
ment.
At UF, Keith will lead a team of 10
attorneys that provides legal advice
to the university about issues rang-
ing from real estate to athletics. Her
annual salary will be $245,000.
"From a legal perspective, she
brings amazing depth to the posi-
tion," said Kyle Cavanaugh, chair-
man of a committee that searched for
candidates. "Her energy, her passion,
her style was just absolutely conta-
gious during the search process."
As general counsel, one of Keith's
primary tasks will be securing pat-
ents for UF researchers.
She will succeed interim Vice
President and General Counsel


Barbara Wingo, who also made a bid
to earna permanent post as general
counsel.
Although Wingo was one of the
final four candidates in the search,
UF leaders chose Keith for her expe-
rience at MIT and her strong govern-
ment background.
Since 2004, Keith has been a
board member for the Council
on Governmental Relations, a
Washington-based organization
that represents
research universi-
ties.
She said she
also gained expe-
rience represent-
ing a public entity
when she sertsed
Cavanuag as general co insel
of a state agency
during a Massachusetts governor's
administration.
However, working for a public
university entails a whole new set
of challenges, she said. Because UF
is a public institution, the university
must maintain a strong relationship
with state lawmakers and other pub-
lic officials.
"There are additional complexi-
ties in representing a public uni-
versity, but that just makes the job
more interesting," Keith wrote in the
e-mail.


TOP 0O, from page 1


Aside from bragging rights, an increase in
the U.S. News rankings could be a draw for
prestigious faculty and high-achieving students.
Eventually, it could also mean higher-paying jobs
for UF graduates, Fernandez said.
U.S. News gave UF an overall score of 59 out
of 100 a one-point increase from last year. The
score is based on student-faculty ratio, financial
resources, other institutions' opinions and gradu-
ation and retention rates.
While UF's faculty-student ratio is still the
highest of any university in the top 20, it de-
creased this year from 23:1 to 21:1.,
The ratio went down because UF officials
counted more teaching staff than they had in
previous years, Fouke said.
After re-examining the rules, they realized
they could count lecturers and nontenure-track
faculty, she said.
But UF's high ratio still keeps UF barred from
the Top 10, Fernandez said, because UF needs
more and better faculty, a costly request.
To get the money, Machen and UF trustees
have set their sights on controlling undergradu-
ate in-state tuition rates.
Machen wants UF, which is ranked No. 49 out
of all major research institutions, to be able to set
its own tuition, separate from Florida's 10 other
public universities.
UF has the lowest tuition $3,026 for a 30-
credit course load of any university ranked in
the top 20, Fernandez said.
No other state with a competiti-ely ranked
public university mandates the same tuition for
all of its public schools, he said. Instead, the other
states have one flagship university for which
they concentrate funds and support.
In effect, UF needs an additional $150 million


to $200 million more in tuition per year, she said.
That works out to anywhere between $4,100 and
$5,500 per student.
"We're not talking about 5 percent increases
in tuitions," Fouke said. "That's not going to get
us $200 million."
Another contributing factor in UF's jump in
the rankings was a better peer assessment, which
Fouke termed "thrilling."
"I think people think more highly of us," she
said.
The better assessments could come from a va-
riety of factors, like more doctoral and'postdoc-
toral students at other universities, the NCAA
basketball championship, or the university's new
branding campaign.
But the bottom line is that more people know
about UF, Femandez said.
The journey to the Top 10 is a slow process,
Femandez said, and people should not expect
such a large jump next year. This year's increase
also doesn't mean UF can't slip back a notch, he
said.
UF's mission focuses more on a general direc-
tion toward excellence, and he hopes to break
into the Top 10 within the next five to seven
years.
"I don't think this is something you live and
die on every year," he said.

How UF Stacks Up
No. 13' National public university
according to U.S. News & World Report
rankings
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Princeton Review's "Best 361 Colleges"
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Soda sales up on anniversary of Pepsi adoption


By MARIA CLAUDIA ANGARITA
Alligator Contributing Writer

It has been just more than a year since UF accepted the Pepsi
Challenge and ended its long-term relationship wiith Coke,
trading Sprite for Sierra Mist and giving Starbucks another
foothold on campus.
Jim Morgan, UF Business Services Division director, said the
change from Coca-Cola to Pepsi has been very positive and has
resulted in a 37 percent increase in sales so far.
Switching suppliers provided the university with an ad-
ditional $10 million profit. The $30 million contract will keep
Pepsi on campus for the next 10 years.
"One of the major reasons for this increase is that two-thirds
of Pepsi vending machines are bottles," Morgan said, "It's
more practical; it's what people want, and according to what


-is going on the marketplace, probably in five years you're not
going to find a can anywhere."
Pepsi replaced Coke everywhere on campus, including in
the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
food services operations and almost 600 vending machines.
"Pepsi has done an excellent job servicing the machines. At
the beginning it was difficult because, of course,
Summer they had problems trying to accommodate the
..- *.: *''. large account," said Jerry Meriwether, assistant
director of UF's Business Services Division. "But
it all improved after they had a time frame to
adjust to the campus."
At the time of the decision, university officials carefully ana-
lyzed what the different vendors could do for the university,
and determined that Pepsi's options were the best for UF.
They proposed different graphics on the front of the vend-


ing machines to showcase UF's academics, sports and research,
Morgan said.
"In the agreement Pepsi included that if UF were to win a
national championship or do anything special, they would do
something special on the bottles and cans in all of the state of
Florida," Morgan said.
After UF's 2006 NCAA men's basketball championship,
Pepsi commemorated the victory on their cans and bottles,
and for the football season beginning this fall, Pepsi is ready to
celebrate UF's 100 Years of Florida Football.
The university conducted a review of sales on campus, es-
pecially in vending machines. Aquafina water accounted for 60
percent of the sales.
The findings have encouraged Pepsi and the Business
Services Division to look at healthier options of products that
they plan to promote in the future, he said.


New Senate president vows to 'unite these chambers'


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
llewis@alligator.org

Student senators chose a veteran lawmaker
as their new leader in June and took another
step toward approving Student Government's
$12 million budget.
Mike Patrone, a former Senate executive,
was elected to lead senators through the Fall
election under promises to work tirelessly for
students and "unite these chambers."
"We've got several political parties in this
room, and the Senate president should work
to bring those parties together," he told legis-


lators.
Patrone won his seat with the Gator Party
last Fall and served as the Senate's No. 2 of-
ficial until late March.
He replaced Lauren Mierley, who resigned
at an earlier meeting.
Though Patrone. resisted making a bid
for the'presidency earlier this year, officials
expressed confidence in his ability to lead the
Senate.
"I've always thought that you will do an
incredible job," said Student Body President
John Boyles, who served with Patrone as a
Senate executive. "I couldn't be more proud
of anybody"


After selecting Patrone as their new leader,
officials grappled with-Student Government's
budget for the upcoming year, which is fund-
ed by more than $12 million
of student money.
Senators decided to ap-
prove a set of final budget
S.cuts, but some officials ar-
S gued there was more work
to be done.
Sen. Gavin Baker sug-
Patrone gested eliminating SG's
$4,200 awards budget.
Most of that money is used for the end of the
Spring semester, when SG "officials receive


gifts at a banquet.
Sen. Ryan Nelson also advocated changes
to the spending plan, suggesting senators
should cut funding from several SG agen-
cies and eradicate the Senate's $2,300 budget
entirely.
However, officials ultimately decided to
stick with the original spending plan.
"This is the leanest budget there has been
in an SG administration for a long time," said
Student Body Treasurer Ryan Moseley.
Student lawmakers have been trimming
costs for months since SG officials were tasked
with eliminating a $309,000 shortfall in next
year's budget.


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SUMMER CATCH-UP

UCF president gets raise, praise


By ELIZABETH ZADEZENSKY
Alligator Contributing Writer

The University of Central Florida's
president was approved for a 40
percent pay raise in late July, making
him the highest-paid president of any
public university in the state.
Trustees at UCF granted John C.
Hitt, 65, a new three-year contract
that guarantees him a $450,000 base
pay and a $100,000 bonus for the
2005-2006 academic year.


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As UCF's fourth president, Hitt
has conferred more than 103,000 de-
grees, about two-thirds of the uni-
versity's total. He is readying the
campus for a football stadium and a
medical school, which is scheduled
to be completed by 2009.
Since Hitt has been president,
enrollment at UCF has doubled,
research has tripled and doctoral
graduates have quadrupled, said
Linda Gray, assistant vice president
for news and information at UCF.


SJonn hlr UCF president
Enrollment: 45,090
Ba4. .aIari. $450,000
Tol.jai om .no soiir,: $907, 929
Birne Macncn. UF president
Enrollment: 49,650
Ba3e .al3rv $404,000
Total c.npnr..alion 5822,600
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Total comp.r.aihon-" 1542.600
S.. T.K. Wetherell, FSU president
Enrollment: 39,652
Base salary: $300,545
Total compensation: $512,000


S ............................... Judy Genshaft, USF president
Enrollment: 43,591
Base salary: $359,856
. H Total compensation: $471,524

Cassandra Bianco and Kate Murray/ Alligator Staff


This sharp increase in salary
could spark a salary race for the
top among university presidents,
Gray said.
The pay increase and new con-
tract were based on a performance
review by James Koch, former pres-
ident of Old Dominion University.
Koch has evaluated more than 40
college and university presidents
over the past 10 years.
"Dr. Hitt ranks among the top
two or three most effective presi-
dents in this large group and, all
things considered, may well be the
most effective and productive presi-
dent I ever have evaluated," Gray
said that Koch wrote in his report.
With a base pay of $405,000, UF
President Bernie Machen's salary
places him as the second-highest
paid president in the state. Machen
has a very competitive salary pack-
age, said Manny Fernandez, the
chairman of UF's Board of Trustees.
In order to keep Hitt at UCF and
give him a salary that reflects his
work of 14 years as president, Koch
felt Hitt should be making a salary
comparable to the top presidents in
the country, Gray said.
Top presidents around the coun-
try make between $400,000 and
$700,000 according to the report.
"He is worth every penny," Gray
said.


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By MELISSA THOMPSON
Alligator Contributing Writer

In an effort to recover costs and assess the system's
usage, UF began charging a fee for its GatorLink
Dialup Services last month.
As of January 2005, about 4,000 students, faculty
and alumni used the GatorLink Dialup Service to ac-
cess UF computer accounts and check their e-mails,
said Marc Hoit, UF's interim chief information officer.
Use of the dial-up service dropped more than 50
percent in the last two years, causing service mainte-
nance to become costly.
Summer UF pays about $200,000 to run the
Catch-up service each year, which Hoit said
"isn't, in my mind, a justifiable expense
for such a small number of users."
He said the money could better be spent on im-
proving wireless connections and labs.
Dial-up users will be charged $5 each month,
which includes 3,600 minutes of connection time.
They will be charged 1 cent for each minute over the
base amount.
The plan, enacted on July 5, was created to re-
duce part of the $4 million deficit in UF Information
Technology expenditures and to-assess demand for
. dial-up services, Hoit said.
In December, Hoit plans to re-evaluate demand for
dial-up service and the costs recovered from the fees.


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Digital developments change cheatingtactics

Digital developments change cheating tactics


ByALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Contributing Writer

Economics professor David Denslow
remembers when students sneaked sticks of
gum with answers written on them into his
tests.
But as communication technology becomes
sleeker and slimmer, students have new cheat-
ing r tib n to chew on.
University students around the nation
have begun using cell phones, personal data
assistants, preprogrammed calculators, iPodg
and the Intemet to cheat on tests and assign-
ments.
Though it is widespread, electronic cheat-
ing has not been reported as a major problem
atUF yet.
UF faculty and staff say they are concerned
and are keeping their eyes open to prevent
electronic cheating from becoming a problem
at the university.
Denslow prevents students from cheat-
ing by barring the use of programmable
calculators on his exams. He thinks electronic
cheating has become easier, but students have
always found creative ways to get around the
rules.
"Probably I should give more attention to


cheating than I do," Denslow said. "I don't like
going out and policing students."
Director of Student Judicial Affairs Ken
Gassiot said there have been no reported cases
in which students used electronic devices to
cheat in the past academic year.
"It's just been lucky that we haven't en-
countered students who need to cheat or get
an academic advantage on an exam or quiz
or something like that using those sorts of
things," Gassiot said. "It just seems like it's
been, more than anything else, more tradition-
al methods, things like having a note card."
Marc Hoit, UF's associate provost for infor-
mation technology, said he thinks electronic
cheating isn't a problem, so long as faculty
are aware of whether students are behaving
suspiciously or using banned devices during
tests.
- "The old-fashioned ways of writing on
a piece of paper and sharing notes or doing
those kinds of things are not a whole lot differ-
ent than the technology ones," he said.
Hoit said cheating is "harder to catch"
when students use cell phones to send text
messages under their desks, but he added that
it's not much different than when students
pass notes to each other.
The best. way to prevent cheating is to


make exams where students have to write
essays or show how they solved a problem-
when answering a question, he said.
Faculty and staff are also fighting plagia-
rism at UF. Eight cases of plagiarism were re-
ported to the Department of Student Judicial
Affairs in February, and seven cases were
reported in March. Gassiot said it is becoming
easier for students to plagiarize material from
the Intemet, particularly as
society becomes more "con-
venience-oriented."
S ~The time and effort
.. needed to adequately read,
research and write academ-
.- ic papers can be stressful,
" O.:- Gassiot said.
Hoit "It's easier just to copy
and paste from the Internet,
or look online and try to find someone else's
paper on the same topic," he said.
Teachers can check student papers
by asking them to send digital copies to
Turnitin.com, a database that searches for how
many times sections are repeated in part or
word-for-word. Searching for parts of a paper
in Google or other search engines can also
work, Gassiot said.
Students enrolled in classes that solely


use WebCT, the university's online platform
for courses, are required to take tests in the
CIRCA computer lab, Hoit said. Computers
in these labs are monitored by proctors and
restricted from accessing the Internet.
But some WebCT classes allow students to
test online through the Web site, treating them
like open-book exams.
"Most people believe that if you do an
open-book test and the student doesn't do the
work and were to cheat on the exam, that the
outcome will take care of itself," Hoit said.
Joan Herrera, an adjunct assistant professor
with the department of zoology, said a student
told her one of their classmates was using a
cell phone to cheat on an exam a few years
ago. She makes students in her classes turn off
all electronic devices before tests or risk taking
a zero on the exam. But she could not think of
a definite way to stop students from cheating
with technology.
"I think the only way I could imagine is to
not allow students to use any devices in class,"
Herrera said.
Daniel Getter, a civil engineering major,
said using cell phones and other electronic
devices to cheat is not common at UF
"When a problem takes over two pages to
solve, cheating is not a problem," Getter said.


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23,2006 E ALLIGATOR, 37


Fuel research lauded


Leaders praise

UF's progress
By JAMES RIGNEY
Alligator Writer

Sen. Mel Martinez and other leaders
praised UF's efforts to research and de-
velop alternative energy sources at an
energy forum Aug. 15.
"UF is very well-positioned to be the
leading university in [alternative ener-
gy research], not only in Florida but I
think in the world/, Martinez said.
Other prominent lawmakers, in-
cluding UF President Bernie Machen,
U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, state Sen.
Mike Bennett and Gainesville Mayor
Pegeen Hanrahan, also attended the
forum at Emerson Alumni Hall last
week.
The event, titled "Florida's Road


to Energy Independence: The Promise
of Alternative Fuels" also featured
experts in energy policy, UF scientists
and representative from utility com-
panies.
Martinez said students have an im-
portant role to play in energy matters.
"Innovation and scientific know-
how is one of the ways we will become
less reliant on foreign sources of en-
ergy," he said. "You
UF see that here at the
University of Florida
and young, bright
minds can put themselves toward that
effort."
The main energy alternative -dis-
cussed at the forum was biomass elec-
tricity generation.
Biomass is the waste from forestry
productions, yard waste from homes
and agricultural waste that can be
made into energy.


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From left, U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez and UF President Bernie Machen
spoke on Aug. 15 about the university's efforts toward developing alternative energy.


5 student political parties register for SG elections


* PARTY NAMES VARIED
FROM 'ACTION' TO 'PANTS.'

By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer

As Student Government elec-
tion season kicks off, SG's newest
political parties are focusing their
efforts on increasing student out-
reach.
Five political groups the
Action, Swamp, Progress, Impact
and Pants parties had regis-
tered for the September elections
as of Tuesday afternoon.
Representatives from the
Action Party,'birthed from an


outreach organization founded
this Summer called Florida Blue
Lightning, said they intend to ad-
vocate student involvement.
Action Party official Leslie
Veiga said the reason for the
transformation is, that Florida
Blue Lightning was "met with
some resistance" when it tried to
bring information to the Student
Senate's attention.
"All of SG, in most cases, are
more concerned- about going to
Senate meetings and Swamp
afterward rather than the stu-
dents," said Thomas Jardon,
Action Party leader.
Because of tight restrictions
set forth in SG law, none of the


"All of SG, in most cases,
are more concerned about
going to Senate meetings
and Swamp afterward
rather than the students."
Thomas Jardon
Action Party leader

five parties could release their
platforms as of Tuesday. But a
leader from the Swamp Party,
which was created last Spring,
said his organization plans to
Gauge student opinion before
compiling an official platform.
Swamp Party leader Keith
Hardwick said his party plans to


discuss platform ideas with stu-
dents during casual information
Sessions.
"I want the students to come,
feel relaxed and talk about what
they want," Hardwick said. "We
want to gather everyone's opin-
ions and capture their interests."
He said during Swamp's last
campaign, he and other party
members met in the Reitz Union
and spoke to students about what
they wanted from SG.
However, unlike Action or
Swamp, the Pants Party plans
to focus on having fun and fea-
turing a platform that opposes
issues on other platforms, said
Bruce Haupt, the party's vice


presidential candidate.
He said the party supports
legacy and promised positions.
It also intends to create more
cabinet seats.
"We might seem like a joke,
but we're a serious joke. We're
not just flying by the seat of our
pants. We're not backing down,"
Haupt said.
Representatives from the
Progress and Impact parties said
they will not run candidates for
the Fall election, which will be
held Sept. 26 and 27.
Half of the Student Senate
will be elected this semester, as
well as a new Student Body vice
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Candidates prepare for primary


By. VINCENT M. MASSARO
Alligator Writer
Less than two weeks remain
before voters cast their ballots in
Florida's primary election and
make a critical decision to winnow
the number of candidates for gover-
nor from four men to two.
During these frenzied final
weeks f campaigning, the four gu-


bematorial candidates are busy on
the campaign trail, securing support
for the Sept. 5 primary election.
So far, the candidates have
largely steered clear of UF, which
holds more than 49,000 students on
the state's largest campus. But the
four men running for the statehouse
- Democrats Jim Davis and Rod
Smith and Republicans Charlie Crist
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Smith, the state senator who rep-
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interview that he wants to lift UF to
a position of national eminence.
"I wouldn't try to convince
people that I'm not unabashedly.
Gator," said Smith, a graduate of the
university's Levin College of Law.
Gator pride aside, Smith outlined
his plan to strengthen the entire
State University System, adding that
he favors an increase in the number
of need-based scholarships.
In a July interview, Smith spoke
of stabilizing education costs for
undergraduate students and in-
creasing graduate-level tuition to
enhance programs.
Smith applauded today's col-
lege students who work to support
Florida's political candidates, saying
such support taught students how
to practice public service in a way
that is "instructive" and "immedi-
ately rewarding."
Four student organizations at UF
are online and on foot, working to
help the gubernatorial campaigns of
their respective candidates.
The four men are campaigning
to replace Gov. Jeb Bush, who has
served two consecutive terms and is
required by law to step down.
Andrew Fadale, who heads
Gators for Crist, is stumping for
Florida Attorney General Crist, the
frontrunner in the GOP primary
The attorney general's passion for
-Florida resonates 'with students,
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"We're just going to try to get as
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Tampa, wants-to make higher edu-
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students, said campaign spokes-
woman Danae Jones.
Davis; who leads Smith in voter
polls, wants to make sure college
graduates are not entering the job
market with high debt, especially
with the state's ever-rising living
costs, Jones said.
The congressman would work to
increase need-based scholarships if
elected, she said, adding that aid is
especially needed for students who
plan on becoming teachers.


S From the other side of the politi-
cal divide, the Gallagher campaign
echoed a need for a stronger high
school education, so high school
graduates are more prepared for col-
lege-level work.
Gallagher's education plan is to
"build from the bottom up," cam-
paign spokesman Greg Williams
wrote in an e-mail. "We need to
be successful in transforming our
schools, raising our graduation rate
and giving every child a solid aca-
demic foundation."
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UF videos win prizes


* THE GATOR NATION CAMPAIGN
HAS WON THREE ACCOLADES.

By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer

UF visitors can now say they have been
welcomed into the Gator Nation with an
award-inning film.
"The Undergraduate" and "The
Making of the Undergraduate," a two-part
film shown to prospective students in UF's
Welcome Center, is one of the three public
relations videos for which UF has won
awards in the past six months.
The university has won seven awards
in total for three videos in its Gator Nation
advertising campaign, which kicked off
last September. "Boundaries," a Web ad-
vertisement featuring UF President Bernie
Machen, and ,"Go Gators," a television
commercial, also won awards.
"The Undergraduate" and its counter-
part make up a recruitment video designed
to resemble a movie trailer and making-if
feature.
"Since last August, we've paid special
aLu ation to the quality of our commu-
nications, because we were launching
our Gator Nation theme," UF Marketing
Director Karen Willis said.
"The Undergraduate" earned four
awards: the Florida Public Relations
Association's Golden Image Award, the
Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation
from the Public Relations Society of
America, a Telly Award and a gold medal


from the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education.
Willis said about 25,000 people see "The
Undergraduate" and "The Making of the
Undergraduate" each year.
"I think it's been a tremendous boost for
us to be able to compete on a national plat-
.form with our communications vehicles,"
she said.
"Boundaries," the Internet commercial
that launched the Gator Nation campaign,
won an Addy award from the Gainesville
Advertising Federation. "Boundaries"
shows Machen riding a motorcycle out
of Gainesville and placing
Summer Gator Nation signs around
Catch-up the country and world,
eventually going to the
moon.
Quinten Eyman, a senior broadcast pro-
ducer with the University Relations News
Bureau, said the ad campaign's creators
wanted to show that the Gator Nation
stretches far beyond Gainesville.
Willis said she hasn't heard any negative
responses to the Gator Nation campaign,
because it focuses on academics.
"Go Gators," a television spot that often
ran during football games last Fall, won a
Telly Award and a national Addy Award.
The commercial plays.on the "Go Gators"
mantra, featuring people encouraging one
another to "go cure cancer" or "go to outer
space."
"We want the people here on campus
to be proud of what their university repre-
sents and how it is presented to the external
world," Willis said.


Women's gym transforms


By CASSANDRA BIANCO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Soon, UF students will be able to take
courses with titles like "Masculinity and
Suburbia" in a renovated building that
willbecome the first of its kind on campus
- and in the nation.
The first building to be named after
a woman at UF opened in July. Kathryn
Chicone Ustler Hall is also the first build-
ing dedicated to women's studies on a col-
lege campus in the United States, said the
dean of the women's studies center.
Dean Angel Kwolek-Folland, director
of the Center for Women's Studies and
Gender Research, said the faculty mem-
bers highly anticipate the move into the
building, which is located off Fletcher
Drive near the Racquet Club. The renova-
tion cost $4.5 million.
For the past 27 years, the professors' of-
fices and students' classes were scattered
across campus.
"To actually have a program like
women's studies on the main campus,"
Kwolek-Folland said, "it's a very big
statement about the administration of the
college (and UF's) support for the idea of
women's and gender studies."--
In the Fall, the center will offer courses
such as Transnational Feminism, Women
and Poverty, Ecofeminism, and Women


and Moder Hebrew Fiction.
The hall has a unique setup with an
open lounge for studying on the gym's
original floor. Foreign language classes
will also be held in the classrooms.
Kathryn Chicone Ustler donated about
half of the building's $4.5 million renova-
tion cost, and the state of Florida matched
the remaining construction budget,
Kwolek-Folland said.
Ustler, a 1961 alumna who majored in
sociology, is a native of Orlando and fol-
lows a tradition of giv-
ing back to the univer-
sity. Ustler's father was
one of the organizers
of the Gator Boosters
program in the 1950s,
and her brother is a for-
mer president of Gator
Kwolek-Folland Boosters.
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the 1919 brick structure, which is on the
National Register of Historic Places. A se-
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in reconstruction. When the old Women's
Gym closed, .officials predicted the renova-
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Sheriff candidates take students into account


By VINCENT M. MASSARO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Alachua County Sheriff Steve
Oelrich announced in July that he
will resign Sept. 29 to run for a state
Senate seat.
SAn interim sheriff will be ap-
pointed by the governor to serve
after Oelrich leaves and before a
new sheriff is elected in November
to serve a two-year term.
Oelrich said in a telephone
interview that he's grateful to UF
students for their support over the
years, even though he graduated
from FSU.
"All in all, I think the sheriff's
office has a good relationship with
University of Florida students," he
said.
Among the five candidates run-
ning to replace Oelrich, each have
similar ideas for the office's student-
centered policies.
Sadie Damell, a Democrat, de-
-scribed the student population in
Alachua County as its "lifeblood"
and stressed that an open dialogue
between the community and its law


enforcement is vital.
Emery Gainey, a Republican en-
dorsed by Oelrich, said he wants to
protect the "student experience."
Democrat Bill Davis said,
"Students are just as important
as any other resident in Alachua
County."
The candidates- are concerned
with the conflict that may arise
when students and non-students
live in the same
Summer neighborhoods, and
Catch-Up they recognize the
need for balance in
these areas.
The candidates agreed that law
enforcement's primary role is to en-
force law and maintain safety.
However, educating citizens
about the sheriff's office also ranks
as an important priority.
Democrat Lonnie Scott said he
thinks education is lacking.
He said he wants to work with
students to solve common prob-
lems, adding that law enforcement
alone cannot resolve the issues.
"I want to open up dialogue," he
said. "I don't think citizens want just


a monologue."
Gainey said, "Law enforcement
and students not communicating is
a recipe for disaster."
He said he plans to continue
the policy of working with student
organizations, adding that he wants
the voice of the sheriff's office to be
present in student communities.
Darnell said that she will work
to make students less vulnerable
to victimization and, in turn, more
responsible.
Meanwhile, Democrat Butch
Jones plans to make structural
changes that the other candidates
aren't talking about.
If elected, he said he hopes to
unify the sheriff's office with the
Gainesville Police Department to
save money and make the county's
operations more efficient.
Also, he said he plans to decen-
tralize the agency into a number of
substations in different county com-
munities.
"Everybody has a unique issue,"
he said. "Whatever the unique issue
is for the students, we're going to be
there to address it."


Republican Jeff McAdams, who
is listed among the other candidates
on the Alachua County Supervisor
of Elections Web site, said that he is
no longer running for sheriff due to
other commitments.
However, he said he has a great
rapport with UF students, citing
his work with Student Government
over the years. He said that it's
important for law enforcement to
explain why it does what it does


and that he prefers education to
confrontation.
But McAdams said he is not
satisfied with the status qu'br what
the candidates are proposing.
He expressed concern that stu-
dents sometimes feel like outcasts. If
it weren't for students, the commu-
nity wouldn't be what it is, he said.
"I want to bring vision to Alachua
County," he said. "I'm going to do it
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rooms furnished, W/D, free internet, very
nice! Call Tarah 941-705-0778 8-25-9-1


U For Rent
furnished

ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BR/3BA furnished
condo. Pool, bus rte, tennis, cable. Oaks
Mall. $495/room/mo. All incl. Prefer grads.
$1175 + utils for all. 352-379-0819 or 321-
297-5455 cell. 8-23-5-1

4BR/4BA in UNIVERSITY TERRACE
SOUTH on 34th Street. Great Deal. Only
$375/mo everything included. Call Kevin
561-313-6992 8-23-5-1

* 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY APTO
Tower & Archer Rd. On bus line. Private.
Linens, dishes, utils, cable for TV incl. NS,
no pets, female pref. $450/mo + $250 dep.
Betty 372-1191 8-23-5-1

Special Deal Close UF!
Rent this completely renovated 4BR/2BA
apt. Just 2 blocks from campus at below
market rates. Fully furnished, with DSL, util,
cable & wireless internet incl. 352-278-1106
8-24-6-1

Studious NS female needed to share 2/2.5
luxury condo. Close to UF, on bus line,k no
pets. $550/mo + 1/2 utils. 352-362-1679
9-1-10-1

Condo for rent. 2BR/2BA w/ loft, furn, pool
& tennis court in Monticello. Excellent cond,
may sublease. Close to campus & bus. 550
NW 50th Blvd. $1100/mo + utils. Contact
Crystal 352-316-3822. 8-25-5.1

Room in house close to Duckpond. Common
areas furnished. W/D & DW, fenced yard.
Avail now. $400/mo, utils & basic phone incl.
$100 dep.,reqd. 338-0562, 904-829-1082/
day, 904-797-5487/eve. robinsj@fcti.org.
8-29-5-1

1/1 Condo for Fall. Enormous size & very
private. Fully furnished. Includes TV, 2 twin
beds, sofa-bed & dishes. Easy bike ride to
UF & Shands. $599/MO 352-331-3241 or
757-753-4683 9-6-10-1

New Hailey Gardens Condo on SW 42nd
Way. Female roommate needed in 2BR/
2.5BA $425 first/last + $300 deposit. HOA
fee included. Partially furnished. Call 386-
212-2422 or 386-426-1340 8-29-5-1

Room available in The Estates. 4BR/4BA
duplex apartment. Fully furnished. $525/MO
'Call Josh 386-804-6911 8-29-5-1

$450/BR includes utilities, DSL, phone, W/D.
2BRs avail in 3BR/1BA house. 10 minutes
from UF, 5 minutes from mall. Share house
with Christian male. 352-281-2005 8-29-5-1


U For Rent
unfurnished

*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901.12-6-72-2

STUDENT HOUSING
Studios from $405
Wood Floors, Utilities included.
Walk to UF!
Open Weekends 371-7777
12-6-72-2

LYONS SPECIAL
$99 1st month's rent
377-8797
12-6-72-2

Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $499
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
12-6-72-2

JANUARY AVAILABILITY!
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Affordable Rates!
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2

Coming Soon Downtown!
New Luxury Living at its Finest!
Studios*One Bedrooms*Three Bedrooms
Opening late 2006! 338-0002
12-6-72-2

*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus*e
1-1 $480/moiO2-1 $540/mo
www.sunisland.infoOO0376-6720
12-6-72-2

1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF Located
off SW 20th Ave. $419 $495, 'incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066.12-6-72-2

MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Beautiful Pools/Courtyards!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2

*CLOSE TO EVERYTHING*
Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats
Starting at only $1034 with many freebees.
FREE cable w/HBO & Show
Fitness Center*Tanning*Pool*Pets
Leasing NOW/FALL*379-9255
12-6-72-2


S For Rent
unfurnished

Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old, House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer Aduded.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-6-72-2

1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR AUGUST!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com
12-6-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2 .

*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
NEAR PERFECT!*
1BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BATH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
12-6-72-2


BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
12-6-72-2


*r ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
352-215-4990 1-8-168-2

3BR HOUSE AT UF
W/D Hook ups, carport
$470 per BR. backyard
717 NW 34th St.
Open Weekends 371-0769
12-6-72-2

Absolutely Amazing *
Luxury 2/2 & Roommate Match
Private BA, FREE Cable HBO/Sho, Tanning
HUGE 24Hr Gym, W/D, Alarm, Gated,
Call for SPECIALS. 335-4455
12-6-72-2


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G I For Rent
unfurnished

*""FIDO FRIENDLY""
1 br $609, 2br $669, 3br $895
Near Butler Plaza Spacious Alarms
Include, some utilities* Park FREE @UF
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111.
12-6-72-2

LIVE A LUXURY
LIFESTYLE
Space..Amenities..Location..
Male Roommate Match $522 all inclusive
1.5mi to UF/close to SFCC
wyvieobblestoneuf.com 377-2801
12-6-72-2

Close, Comfy, Cute
1, 2, 3, or 4BR apts available NOW or Fall.
Flats or Townhomes, some w/ w/d hook-ups
Gym, Bball, Tennis, 2 pools, 1 mi to UF
www.BivensCove.com or Call 376-2507
12-6-72-2

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
12-6-72-2

SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER .
Huge 1, 2, & 3BRs
$629, $729 & $849
1.3 Mi to UF Pets Ok
352-377-7401 12-6-72-2

Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
12-6-72-2


STUDIO APT
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
6-72-2

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.
373-446.www.maximumre.com
8-15-168-2

We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
12-6-72-2

"*SIZE MATTERS"*
HUGE.2/2 Flats w/ Attached Garage
20 ft. cathedral ceilings *Screened in Porch
WD*Fully Equipped Kitchen*FREE Tanning
FREE Alarm*24hr Gym w/ free weights
Pet Friendly*Gate Entry*372-0400
12-6-72-2


Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will 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
12-6-72-2

ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS
Get a bargain on 1 & 2 BR units!
Great location, price & size!
Just a few left! 376-1248
12-6-72-2

2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR FALL!
2 bedroom unit with W/D!!!!!
AMAZING SPECIALS!!!!!
Pool, pets welcome, tennis, alarm
376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com
12-6-72-2


Save $$ NOW *
3/2 flats starting @ $895
\~,&D, alarm, Pets OK, QUIET,
ave $ TODAY. Call 367-9910
12-6-72-2


For Rent
unfurnished

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313'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
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
12-6-72-2

HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS, OR
TOWNHOUSES Walk/bike/bus to UF. Neat,
clean good quality. Visit www.gatorpads.com
for available units or call 281-0733 or 284-
0316. 8-23-58-2

SAVE $$$, GET MORE!
3BR/2BA for less than $300/person
. B-ball, Comp lab, Gym, FREE UF parking
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
12-6-72-2

FORGETYOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 12-6-72-2-

*AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, W/D, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
12-6-72-2

1 AND 2BR APTS
available in downtown Historic district.
Ceiling fans, central heat/air. No dogs. first,
last, sec. 378-3704 9-14-15-2

Fall Rentals walk to UF
Studios $385,
1BR $450
Gore Rabell Realty 378-1387
www.gore-rabell.com
12-6-72-2

Summer sublease. 1BR/1BA unfurnished.
Recenly remodeled. Next to pool. Walk to
campus & bars. 1518 NW 4th Ave. Apt F.
Please contact College Park Apts. 371-7777
8-23-24-2

*** 0.8 MILES TO UF***
2BR Historic house. Near downtown. Wood
firs, high ceilings. W/D. Pets considered.
$650/mo. 214-9270. 12-6-72-2

**VERY QUIET 2Br/1Ba CONDO**
Pool. Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental,
Vet Med, Health Sci, etc. & heart of UF Grad
or profl pref $845/mo. Cat friendly, 262-0444
9-1-23-2

PET'S PARADISE $395 tp $625/mo. No app
or pet fee. 2BR avail now. 6738 SW 42nd PI
townhouse. Some with fireplaces, privacy
fences & dogwalk. 4501 SW 71st Terr, 825
SW 62 Terr, short lease some units 331-2099
8-23-11-2


NANTUCKET WALK
Luxury 2/2 condos
Avail Aug 2006 For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
www.nantucketwalk.com
386-462-7179
8-31-31-2


Walk to Shands, vet school, VA, 2BR $650/
mo. 1700 SW 16 Ct Pvt condo owner in
former Summit House Apts. Pool, CHA, laun-
dry, quiet, very spacious, carpet, clean, avail
now. 376-0080, 284-3873 8-31-18-2


ACTION REALTY
Individual and Semester Leases
Available immediately.
Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo
352-331-1133
www.action-realtors.com 9-29-30-2


1 BLOCK TO UF
* 3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1175/mo.
Contact Michael 331-2100 8-31-23-2

Perfect two bedroom home all up-dated with
W/D hook-ups. CA/H 2 miles to campus.
$650/mo plus $650 security 1023 NW 30th
Ave. 352-215-8815 8-25-12-2


uFor Rent
a II unfurnished


2BR/1BA 2nd story apt in historic Gville
house, 10 min walk to UF, W/D incl, Ig
fenced yd, plenty of parking, sec sys, newly
renovated. 716 NW 4th Ave. $675/mo, some
utils incl billconradconstruction@yahoo.com
352-472-9273 8-24-10-2

BIG HOUSE ON BIG LAKE
15 mins from UF. Beautiful 4BR/4BA. LR
w/ glass walls FP. W/D, DW. Great for fac-
ulty or grad students $1600/mo. Call owner
359-8245 or Watson Realty 352-335-0440.
8-25-11-2

SUPER CHEAP APT!
Great location next to campus
Incl DSL, utils & cable, w/ or w/o furn
1 yr sublease starts in Aug.
Call 305-318-5816
8-28-12-2

Walk to UF Law School. Lg 3BR/2BA
house, tent H/A, wood floors, FL rm,
study; $1325/mo: 13 NW 26th St..
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104. 8-31-15-2

Downtown 3BR, cent H/A, Ig kitchen
w/breakfast nook, wood floors, fenced
yard; $995/mo: 326 SW 3rd Ave.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104. 8-31-15-2

Brand new condo near dwntwn & UF,
spacious 2BR/2BA w/balcony, W/D, walk-
in. closets; $1200/mo: 810 NW 19th Ave.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104. 8-31-15-2

ATTN GRAD STUDENTS!
Need a quiet spot? 1BR apt in Waldo in
newly remodeled historic house. $550/mo
+ utils 1st/last & sec. Refs req'd. Easy
drive to Gville. Call 352-378-2141 Iv mssg.
8-25-10-2

-WALK TO UF/SHANDS!!!*
Short term lease avail. Oakbrook 2BR each
w/own bathroomW/D in apt & more!Move-in
special. $850/MO Call 219-3222 8-25-
10-'2

1BR/1BA No lease, Glen Springs area.
Sunny courtyard. On bus line. Quiet neigh-
borhood next to park. New paint, new carpet.
Free water. $410/mo + $410 sec deposit. No
pets. Call 374-7175 8-25-9-2

1BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD
2 miles from Shands &' VA. Pets arranged.
352-377-2150 8-23-9-2

A+ 2BR Condo close to UF
Bike/Bus/Walk to UF
Balcony, W/D & Amenities
Won't last! Call 665-4106
8-31-13-2

3BR/2BA house. Spacious, efficient homes
with updated kitchen, tiled floors, biking
distance to campus. Large fenced yard. Pet
friendly. 352-372-4768 8-31-12-2

House on Suwannee River w/clear spring
in back yard. Belle FLA, 3BR/2.5BA, WD
hookup, screened porch, central H/AC, quiet
wooded area, large fenced yard $800/MO
352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873 8-31-12-2

Large room in NW home $375/MO
includes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer
mature, male grad student/professional,
non-drinker/smoker. Avail 8/1- flexible. Call
Scott 335-8209 8-29-10-2


3BR/3BA in Rockwood Villas- W/D hookups
on bus route, 2 pools, tennis & v-ball courts.
Pets okay. $1050/mo + security deposit.
863-287-7060 8-31-12-2

2BR/2.5BA townhome in quiet Haile
Plantation neighborhood. W/D, high ceil-
ings, wooded paths and golf-course view.
First/last and sec. $975/mo. No pets. Call
352-246-5716. 8-29-10-2

WALK TO CAMPUS from this brand new
1BR condo. 1 blk from campus 13th St &
University. Fully equipped. New appliances.
Never before lived in. Covered parking, cor-
ner unit. (904) 398-0038. 8-29-10-2

NEAR SCHOOL, NEAR PLAY GREAT
LOCATION. 2BR/2BA condo, pool, RTS bus
stop. Archer Rd. near 23rd. Annual Lease.
Furnished or unfurnished. Such a deal! 904-
398-0038 8-29-10-2


For Rent
unfurnished

JONESVILLE 3/2/pool.
Barn, pasture, horses allowed. Close to
Publix, mall, UF $1290/mo. lst/last/security/
utilities. 352-246-6056 8-31-11-2

2BR/2BA at THE SPARROW'S CONDOS.
No9 pets allowed. W/D, pool, gym.'Large BR
$900/mo + utils. First, last & security. 386-
747-9509. 8-25-7-2

Creek's Edge Condos, 2 avail, new from
the walls out, 3BRs, all new kitchen & baths
w/ceramic tile, walk to campus, free garbage
pickup, water, sewer & pest control New fit-
ness ctr, balcony & patio. Huge closets all.
around. $425/mo/room. Call 631-880-2230;
631-734-5935 8-23-5-2

IDEAL LOCATION!
1 BLOCK TO UF!!
2 BR/2BA apt. Living room, kitchen w/ dining
area. 352-377-4530. 8-29-9-2.

Unfurnished townhouse for rent, 2BR/2.5BA
Brighton Park, 34th/ Archer Rd. Available
08/09/2006. Or roommate to share. Please
call Mai. 904-994-0280, 904-962-2065. 8-
-23-5-2.

4BR/1BA "Blossom House" $8501mo
close to UF. Cent HIAC, enclosed porch,
large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
tos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call
352-870-0904, 352-318-4553. 8-23-5-2

COBBLESTONE
2BR/2BA CONDO 9 month lease. Tanning,
gym, hottub, pool. $1050/mo. Call 352-871-
3552 8-23-4-2

*ADORABLE DOLLHOUSE 2.5 miles to UF
2BR/1BA, large fenced yard
Friendly NW neighborhood.
Remodeled, fresh carpet/paint. $650
Call 352-DREAM-IT!* 8-28-7-2

********WALK TO UF*****4**
2BR/1BA in older brick house behind Leo
706. Large living room area, pets arranged,
some utilities incl. $550/MO Call Greg 214-
3291 8-23-4-2

*******BUDGET HOUSE*******
2 or 3BR/1 BA. Older house, large fenced
yard, 2304 NE 14th St. Next to old Moose
Lodge. Only $550/MO 1st, last, deposit Call
Greg 214-3291 8-23-4-2

HAILE VILLA
Pvt BR/BA & porch; own entrance. No
kitchen. Microwave, fridge, water & elec
provided & access to W/D. Ideal for grad/prof
student $400/mo. Lease not nec. 246-7037
8-29-7-2

2BR/2BA apt $635/mo. Available now. 1 yr
lease. On bus rte #16. Located 1 mile from
campus. Will cover security deposit. Pets al-
lowed. Call 954-422-3256 8-25-5-2

CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA
New paint & carpet, W/D, inside UF campus,
walk to Shands or class, immediate occu-
pancy. Asking $950/mo. One month free
954-439-2301 8-25-5-2

402 NW 3rd Ave 4BR/2BA
1800 sq ft New appliances
$1500/mo 352-378-6003 9-1-10-2

2/1 house 1 mi to campus. Wood floors, W/D,
screened porch, privacy fence, new cent AC/
H. Quiet neighbors. $1100/mo. 622 NW 8th
PL. Call 870-2318. 8-23-3-2

FUNKY LOFT APT
Behind Leo's 706. Walk to UF & downtown,
W/D incl. $375/mo 338-7670. 8-23-3-2

1BR/1BA 3 BLOCKS to UF/SHANDS
All tile, newly remodeled, very clean, WD,
eat-in loaded kitchen, big BR/walk-in closet,
nice views, large living room, icemaker, DW,
CH/A, no pets, NS. $675/mo.352-362-6410
8-28-5-2

WALK TO UF!
1BR/1BA with hardwood floors, huge bath!
Available now! $500/mo. 108B NW 7th ST.
Call Sara @ 407-484-8056 or Suzie @ 692-
3800. 8-28-5-2

2BR/1 BA poolside apt across street from VA/
Shands $800/mo. Spacious kitchen, laundry,
on bus route. 1700 SW 16th Ct. Call 813-
786-8529. 8-28-5-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

1BR/1BA 650 sq ft. Kitchen w. fridge, DW,
stove. Pvt patio, located within walking
distance to campus by Sorority Row. Call
843-270-6391. 9-5-10-2

Luxury Townhouses at Greens 2BR/2.5BA
spacious unit in gated community. Golf
and country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/MO
Call 352-359-4438 9-15-17-2

4BR/2BA house near UF.
Available NOW. $470/mo/rm
Females only. 3631 NW 19th St.
Affordable & quality. W/D & diswasher
Call 954-980-7290 8-29-5-2

2BR/1BA Cottage. Central H/AC. Fenced
pasture & horse sail. Very quiet. Avail 9/1. 1/
2 mile W of 1-75 off Williston Road. $500/MO
Call 372-0507 for more info. 8-29-8-2

2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME.
Huge yard $575/MO
Email for info mh575@cox.net 8-29-5-2

1BR in 2BR DOWNTOWN APARTMENT.
Quiet neighborhood. CLOSE TO SHANDS,
UF, & LIBRARY. $400/MO. Pets ok.
Call 262-1351 8-29-5-2

CAMPUS EDGE CONDO: New Conversion.
2BR/2BA, pool, W/D, DW, on bus route.
$900/MO Handicapped accessible.
Call 352-284-8743 9-6-10-2

NEED to get out of lease.
2BR phenomenal deal. Deal of a lifetime.
Right near campus. Call 352-318-4464
8-25-3-2

1 or 2 bedrooms available in a
house off 34th Kim 219-1890
9-6-10-2

Pickwick Park
3BR/3BA townhome
Washer/dryer connection
$850 per month
375-1111 .8-29-5-2

48 NW 21 Dr. Comfortable furn rm.Quietfsafe
area w/clubhouse (pool, gym, bball, tennis)
-15'to UF or bus rt 8. NS. No pets. $350 incl
utils, clubhouse key, use of W/D, TV. 336-
3572 Mr. Fernando. 8-25-3-2


SSubleases


DEAL OF THE CENTURY
2, 3, or 4BR apts, a stone's thrbw from UF.
Fully furn or unfurn. Incl. DSL, utilities, cable
& more. Call 305-318-5816
8-28-12-3

2 BR/ 2BA condo w/ DW. 6+ month lease
$800/mo for 6 months, $750/mo for 1 year.
2508 SW 35th PL, Apt #32, Gainesville, FL
32608. Gated community. 561-251-1022.
8-29-12-3

1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA apt. Female upper-
classman preferred. W/D, pool, gym, pets
OK. Avail now $330/mo + 1/2 utils. Call
Angela 407-929-0260. 8-30-10-3

SUBLEASE 1 year. $459/mo. 1BR unfur-
nished. Easy to keep. 3751 SW 20th Ave.
Call 371-7220. 8-23-4-3

Avail NOW! 1 year lease. $490/MO
Gainesville Place 1/1 in 4/4
Male only. Includes ALL UTILITES.
Fully furnished, W/D, DW, AC.
Call Matt 954-701-4441 8-25-6-3

1 BR/1 BA APT AT THE WOODS
No deposit. $480/mo. 803-479-2833. 8-
24-5-3

LOTS OF SPACE
1BR + study/bonus rm, private bath.
Lakewood Villas 2BR townhome on bus
route. $395 obo + 1/2 utils, cable, internet.
Pets OK, furn avail. Cell: 786-547-8311. 8-
23-3-3

Subleasing 1 BR w/ BA in a 2/2 at Oakbrook
Walk located across the street from UF! Utils
incl, fully furnished, and maid service 2x/mo.
$590/mo, willing to negotiate. Call Andrew,-
954-579-0289. 8-29-7-3








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SSubleases


FALL SUBLEASE
Spacious 1BR in 2BR apt. Walk-in closet,
private bathroom. Minutes from UF. $430/mo
305-725-3901. Females only. 8-28-5-3

GREAT SUBLEASE FOR SEPT 1ST Large-
clean 1BR apt Hawaiian Village. Close to UF.
Only $200 deposit, rent only $510/mo. Great
deal! ALSO FREE COUCH comes with. Call
Kevin 562-2938 8-28-5-3


1BR/1BA w/study in Camelot Apts. Across
from UF 34th & University. 1 year sublease
until 7/31/07 $695/MO includes internet.
Call 352-262-1385 8-29-5-3

1BR in 2BR DOWNTOWN APT.
Quiet neighborhood.
CLOSE TO HANDS, UF & LIBRARY.
$400/MO Pets okay. Call 262-1351
8-29-5-3


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Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-6-72-4

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4

1BR/1BA available in 3BR/2BA house in
SW neighborhood. 3 miles west of 1-75. NS,
clean, responsible, grad/upperclassman/
professional. No pets. W/D, hi spd internet
& cable. $450/mo util incl. 514-8580 8-23-
24-4

Countryside at the Univ, 23rd & Williston,
3 roommates needed for 3rd fir 4BR/4BA
condo. Separate leases $420/mo (utils incl.)
common area furn, W/D, pool, b-ball, park-
ing, gated, great bus svc. Dan 352-328-1574
8-23-15-4

BR/pvt BA conv loc, quiet, park-side NE
Gville home. Seek serious F student, NS,
mature, responsible, quiet, clean. No pets.
Easy bike/drive to UF/dntwn. Furn if need
$500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3098.
8-31-19-4


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Pet friendly. Big house near UF. Female stu-
dents preferred. W/D, A/C, big fenced yard,
parking. $295 per room 371-9409 9-6-10-4

Roommate wanted, Male. 3BR house. Haile
Plantation. Available immediately. $450/mo.
Call 772-285-0708 8-31-15-4

$325/room + 114 util. 4BR/4BA. Private
bath, walk-in closet, WID, balcony, pool.
See photos: www.rent'.-l=-rkshop.com.
Close to campus + very ,ice. Call 870-
0904 or 318-4553. 8-23-14-4


THE POLOS
Female for 1BR/1BA in 3/3. FULLY
FURNISHED. On bus route $425 + utilities.
Von 386-937-2402 8-24-10-4

Walk to UF. Huge old remodeled classic.
Individual room leases. W/D, A/C, wired,
huge fenced yard. Pet friendly. $295-$310/
mo + $35/pet. EZ parking and move-in costs.
371-9409 8-25-10-4

2 rooms in 4/2, quiet family, neighborhood. 1
blk from UF bus. 10 min to UF. All utils incl.
$465/mo. Fully furn, tastefully decorated.
Laundry rm & large kitchen. 954-803-4346 or
352-372-1890. Females only, no bad habits
9-6-16-4

Share completely renovated Spanish/
mission-style 4BR/2BA home in quiet, safe
neighborhood. Hardwood floors, fireplace,
Ig fenced yard, W/D. Less than 1.5 mi to UF
& 7 mi to SFCC. On busline. All utils, cable,
hi-spd wireless incl. $400-450/mo + sec.
Avail 8/5. 561-312-0074 or 561-254-1638.
8-28-10-4

M, grad student pref for 1BR w/pvt BA in
4BR/4BA condo. W/D rm, full kitchen, Walk-
in closet, 2nd flr w/balc, close to UF on 2 bus
lines. Nice pool & plenty of open parking.
Avail Aug 1-July 31.1 John 786-436-1657
8-28-11-4

$225/MO + UTILITIES
Sante Fe student needs roommate.
Dogs welcome. 2 mi from UF
Room partially furnished. Call 386-547-6724
8-23-6-4

Female roommate wanted for 2BR/2BA
townhouse in Hapton Oaks furnished except
BR. Vaulted ceilings, near mall, interstate,
and school. Call Jamie 258-3076. 8-23-6-4


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ROCKWOOD VILLAS 3BR/3BA furnished
condo. Pool, bus rte, tennis, cable. Oaks
Mall. $495/mo/room. All included. Prefer
grad. $1175/+ utils for all. 352-379-0819 or
321-297-5455 cell. 8-23-5-4

Roommate wanted in spacious 3BR/2BA
house near SW corner of UF On multiple
bus rts. Cable, hi-speed internet, all ameni-
ties in a cozy home. $400/mo + 1/3 utils. Call
386-852-6840 8-23-5-4

1BR in 4BR/3BA. Available Aug 1, 2006. 3
min drive-from UF. Beautiful house with wood
flooring, huge yards and spacious bedrooms.
Pets welcomed. $400 + 1/5 utils. Call 305-
479-5075 8-24-6-4

Share 2BR/2BA MH, Clayton Est 688
Queens Rd. $150 N/R dep. $300/mo or'$75/
wk + 1/2 GRU. Handyman can work off por-
tion. Sat TV/HBO/Show/Starz. Need vehicle.
Caged pets OK. Police ID req. Only interest
apply. Donna 331-3666. 8-23-5-4

Male wanted for 3/1 house. 2 min from Univ
+ 13th. W/D, A/C, tiled, fenced, priv. entry,
unfurn, yard. $395/ mo 1/3 cable, util, net.
Very clean. 561-212-5283. 8-23-5-4

Avail Aug. 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA at Hampton
Oaks. $400 + 1/3 utils. Minutes from Oaks
Mall, bus stops. W/D, pool, jacuzzi. Call
352-514-2757. 8-23-5-4

Room for rent in 2BR condo. Short drive
to UF or SFCC. Private bath, nice shared
kitchen, common areas, laundry room, and
back yard. $450/mo, utils incl. For more
info call 386-717-0262, leave a message.
8-23-5-4

To share 3BR/2BA house. A/C, fireplace,
large yard. Fantastic SW location. $290/mo
+ utils. Prefer grad student or older. 352-
332-1053. 8-28-8-4

Tranquil living in a woodsy home close to UF
with the conveniences of office incl wireless
dsi, garden, pool, huge yard, big oaks trees
and enormous Florida room, washer,dryer,
dishwasher for $375/mo + until 336-9242
8-23-4-4

Female roommate needed 1BR in 2BR/2BA..
Responsible, quiet, clean. $500/mo utils incl.
Rockwood Villas Condo. Close to bus, conv
to UF/SFCC, shopping. Pool, vball, & tennis
cts 904-230-8647, 904-386-3253 8-24-5-4

NS, F wanted. Share 2BR/2BA condo in qui-
et SE area (Treehouse Village) on bus line.
2 pools & fitness center. Newly remodeled &
furn (except BR). W/D. Avail now. $430/mo
incl utils + dep.'321-266-7069, 321-725-4475
8-24-5-4

ROOMMATE WANTED
1BR available in 3 Bedroom house. 4 blocks
from campus. Great location! $450/MO, All
utilities are included. Call Adam @ 765-2f5-
4997 or Kyle @ 765-215-1677 8-24-5-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED *FOR A
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA HOUSE $350 +1/2
UTILITIES. BIG SPACE, QUITE, CLOSE TO
SFCC. FOR MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE
CALL 352-262-3914 8-24-5-4

Female roommate needed for coed 4BR/3BA
house 1 block from Butler Plaza. $380/MO,
W/D incl. util, cable & internet. On bus route.
352-281-0099 8-31-10-4

2 Grad students looking for female student
roommate for 3 BR/2BA furnished house on
Rails to Trails. Barn and pasture for a horse.
$450/mo + utils. Flexible lease. Avail now.
Call 352-359-1252. 8-24-5-4

2 males need 3rd quiet student/prof room-
mate to share 3BR/2BA mobile home in
Alamar Gardens. $500/mo incl everything
except phone. W/D, DW, big living rm w/35"
TV, internet, many extras. Call 495-8280
8-25-5-4

***Private & Luxurious***
2BR Avail in 3BR/2.5BA house. NW Gville.
Spacious. Full Kitchen & W/D, garage avail
$400 + 1/3 utils. Call Chrissy 954-649-2690.
8-31-9-4

Roommate needed for 2BR/2BA fully furn
condo. Quick bus ride to campus. $470/mo
includes everything. Call 850-621-0010.
8-25-5-4


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Roommate wanted for nice, clean female in a
2/2 townhouse;available immediately. $400/
mo all utilities included. Must like animals.
Call 239-225-5259. 8-25-5-4

AWESOME DEAL!!! 34th & University.
HUGETH w/2 Ig BR's avail: 1 w/walkin clos-
et, other w/ own BA. Side porch, screened-in
patio, garage, W/D, DW, lots of storage
space. $400/mo + 1/3 utils. 904-806-2470
9-1-10-4

ROOMMATE WANTED
3BR/2BA house $450/mo. Near campus. For
info call 305-525-6469. 8-25-5-4

*4BR/2BA house 0 10 min from UF*
NW Gville off 34th St 0 Grad/prof
preferred 0 Lg pvt backyard 0 Cable
W/D internet Furn common areas
$500/mo util incl 0 386-852-9247 8-28-5-4

2BR avail in 4BR/2BA less than a mile from
UF. Mature/responsible M/F. $550/mo +
utils. 1 yr lease. Pool, cable, wireless inter-
net, W/D, Forest Ridge, quiet neighborhood,
covered garage available. 239-272-0130
9-5-10-4

ONE ROOM AVAILABLE
HURRY IT WON'T LAST
4BR/2BA, over 2300 sq ft
Bike or walk to campus
Call Eric 352-246-6265 9-5-10-4

1BR/1BA available in 3BR condo in
Marchwood. 2 female roommates. Cable,
DSL, pool. Room unfurnished. $400 + utili-
ties. Call Bianca 352-514-4124. 8-28-5-4

1BR/1BA (furn or not) avail in 3BR/2BA
house N of Haile, new neighborhood, close
to 1-75. NS grad student/prof pref. No dogs.
Hi-spd net, W/D, fenced yard, spa, all ameni-
ties incl. $550/mo all inclusive. 745-2378
8-28-5-4

Private Bedroom, shared bathroom avail-
able ASAP. $315/mo + 1/2 utilities in 2/1
Homestead Apt. 352-359-0374. 9-5-10-4

Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA
furnished townhouse. Next to pool. Close to
Oaks Mall. $550/MO which includes cable,
internet, and utilities. Call 386-795-4360
9-6-10-4

2 rooms for rent. Near NW 34th & 39th.
Kitchen/laundry/pool. Cable modem, wi-fi,
furnished. $475/mo, first month negotiable.
Call 375-6153 after 6pm 8-29-5-4

Female responsible non-smoker student
roommate needed for 2BR/2.5BA condo.
$475/MO Near Archer & 1-75. Call 904-642-
1857 or 904-655-2949 9-6-10-4

DUCKPOND 1BR in 3BR/1BA house with
living & dining room, kitchen, garage, front &
back yard. $300/MO +1/3 utils 352-213-5408
or 352-378-3679 8-29-5-4

Responsible grad student/adult to share con-
do in NW Gainesville. Fully furnished. Close
to everything. $525/MO all inclusive, secu-
rity deposit. References required- shown by
appt. 371-2933 or 727-421-0807 8-29-5-4

2 share 2BR DOWNTOWN APARTMENT.
Newly remodeled. CLOSE TO SHANDS,
UF, & LIBRARY. $400/MO MONTH-TO-
MONTH OR LONGER LEASE OKAY. Pets
okay. Call 262-1351 8-29-5-4

1 Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA
house $475/MO includes all utils. Close to
SFCC & UF, located off 34th. Large backyard.
Wood floors. W/D. Garage. Quiet neighbor-
hood. Call 352-562-5882 8-29-5-4

Wanted female non-smoker to share 3BR/
2BA house. 1 unfurnished room avail in
furnished house. 15 min from UF 5 min from
SFCC. $400/MO includes utils, TV & internet.
No pets. Quiet area. Call 352-206-0543
8-31-7-4

BR available in nice, quiet NW home.
Seeking responsible, clean roommate. $400/
MO includes high speed. internet, cable,
phone, utils. Call 352-258-4701 8-29-5-4

Charming house in great SW location 4BR/
2.5BA. We would like one more female for
August. Modern Ig kitchen. Living area, nice
front and rear yards with deck. W/D, new AC,
$330 + security. Call Megan 813-610-7698
8-28-4-4


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Two laid back grad students seeks a
proflgrad female to share new home. WID,
hi-speed internet. Have two cats. Ltoher
pets. No smokers. $375 +113 utilities. Call
352-215-2454 8-28-4-4

1 or 2 roommates needed for 4BR/2BA
house across from law sch6ol- 46SW 25th
St. Please call Ashley 321-403-7646 $500/
mo w/o utilities. New everything. W/D. Must
like dogs! Ready NOW. 8-25-3-4

Male roommate wanted. College p du-
plex, 15th & 5th Ave. $475/mo. Deposit & 1st
month covered. Move in now. No pets. Call
407-277-6125 or 407-754-8039 9-6-15-4

Large 2BR/2BA, 2 blocks from campus.
Quiet area. $450/mo incl all utils, cable,
internet. Common area furn. 407-661-1911
9-6-10-4

Roommate Wanted. 2 Females looking for
tidy female. 2 miles from UF Very close bus
stop. No pets, no smoking. $495/mo incl
utils. 561-452-5505. 8-29-5-4


aII .Real Estate


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

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5

PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
-12-6-72-5







BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices'starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
12-6-72-5


Great homes close to UF
STOP Renting. Buy now.
.FREE LIST OF HOMES
www.Homes-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group 8-23-24-5


Hot Student Condos Near UF
Save Thousands When You Buy Now
FREE LIST OF UF CONDOS
www.Condos-Near-UF.com
Campus Realty Group 8-23-24-5

LOOKING TO BUY A CONDO?
Do your homework; check out:
www.CollegeCordominiums.com.
One stop shop with direct links to sites.
Fast, Free, & Easy. LOOK HERE FIRST.
8-23-24-5







INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900).
Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet.
Med, Health Sci., etc. & heart of UF $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Call Tom Bellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
5375. 9-29-50-5


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Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
availat priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,03's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5

GRADUATING?
Need to sell your house or condo?
Call Kate today! Recent UF grad, student
housing specialist. Kate Wallis, ERA Trend
Realty, 359-1112. 8-23-24-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Why waste $$ on an apt.? Invest in a home
of your own! Call Kate Wallis, ERA Trend
Realty, 359-1112. Seller Pays commission!
8-23-24-5



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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
9-29-50-5

Stunning 2 BR/1.5 BA condo. New tile,
carpet, and paint. Minutes to UF, shop-
ping, 1-75, and on the bus route. Priced at
$119,000. Call American Dreams Realty,
LLC at452) 338-7505 8-23-24-5

A place to build your dream home. This 4.39
S.- lot has endless potential. Low taxes &
minutes to Gainesville. Priced at $110,000.
Call American Dreams Realty, LLC at (352)
338-7505 8-23-24-5

Be marveled by this 2 BR/1.5 BA, condo.
Equipped with corner fireplace, a screened
in -porch, simulated wood floors, & alarm
system. Priced at $121,900. Call American
Dreams Realty, LLC (352) 338-7505 8-23-
24-5

This 3BR/2BA split-plan home located in the
Orlando area. A must see. Horre is close
to shopping and zoned for GREAT schools.
Priced at $324,900. Call American Dreams
Realty,LLC (352) 338-7543 8-23-24-5

CLOSE TO CAMPUS, ON BUS ROUTE.
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2BR/1BA.
$104,900. Call Matt Price, Campus Realty
352-281-3551. 8-23-24-5

Pre-/Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
352-219-2879 12-6-72-5








GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS: A gated
community of loft-style condosw/ 2 BR & 2
BA, vaulted ceilings, pool, close to campus
& Butler Plaza. Priced from the $130,000's
to the $140,000's. Call Adam Vaisman at
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
264-3800 or 222-7260. 8-23-24-5

GOLF/GATED Like-new 3BR/2.5BA 2-story
townhome fully furn, tile floors, screened
porch,- rage, near SFCC Just reduced
$219K. Call Roz @ Coldwell Banker MM
Parrish Realtors 352-870-9100 or 373-3583
8-23-24-5 -. -- - -


Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
12-6-72-5

2005 GENERAL SIZZLER MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA Doublewide 24x44. Like new con-
dition. W/D, ref, elec range, fans. On lot in
Oak Park Village off Archer Rd. $34,000. Call
772-287-0820 or 772-260-1933 8-25-15-5

New Preconstruction'Condos For Sale
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes on bus route, close
to UF/Shands, near Archer Rd off of 34th St,
on 35th PL Offering at $179,900. Contact
Cheryl Hartley or Debbie Diamond 352-
331-3828, 352-258-3906, or 352-316-6868
8-31-14-5

*CONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE*
2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile &
wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller.
Cell 352-562-4091 frankffv@hotmail.com
8-28-10-5

NEW CONSTRUCTION
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF
Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 8-31-11-5

LOCATION-5 MIN TO.UF
3BR/2BA, garage, wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing. House in excellent condition. Possible fi-
nancing. By appt. 3642 NW 7th PI. $257,500.
352-373-6080 or 352-281-4774 9-8-14-5

CAMPUS EDGE 2BR/2BA. New paint & car-
pet, W/D, inside UF campus, walk to Shands
or class, immediate occupancy, can move
in pending closing $170,900 954-439-2301
8-25-5-5

HOME FOR SALE BY OWNER
Beautifully restored 2-story Victorian-style
home; 3BR/3.5BA, wood floors, large shady
.lot near UF 928 NW 11th AVe. $269K. 338-
7670 8-23-2-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent.
Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig
www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott
Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678
10-16-18-5

Why Rent when you can Buy?
1, 2 and 3BR Condos from the $120's, Only
1.8 miles from UF Campus, Up to $10,000
in Buyer's Incentives Come discover Creeks
Edge today! www.creeksedgecondos.com -
352-374-2003. 8-28-5-5

Condo 2BR/1.5BA Townhouse 930 sq. feet
Sweetwater Pines in NW Gainesville. New
carpet, paint, appliances. On bus route.
$89,000. Drive by 5315 NW 20th Way
Call 352-214-5601 8-29-5-5

WATERFRONT
Clearwater Lake in Hawthorne. 900 sq ft.
Completely remodeled. Dock & boat ramp.
$225K. Call 352-481-5433. 8-29-5-5

NW 1BR/1BA luxury. condo, new appliances
inci wash/dry'cent air upstairs unit wooded
view minutes to UF 1923 NW 23rd Blvd.
Rustic Springs $104,900. $92 assoc dues
incl water/gar/pest control. 352-318-7982
9-6-10-5


Furnishings 3


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

BED FULL SIZE ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top
mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic
w/warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $75. Call
352-377-9846 12-6-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. Sacrifice
$550 352-372-7490 12-6-72-6

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


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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
12-6-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6

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

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

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 12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799


BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
376-1600

BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
12-6-72-6

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
12-6-72-6

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


BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
352-264-9799 12-6-72-6

Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789

Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600

FUTON-$80- PRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package; Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
12-6-72-6

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

Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, .110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 12-6-72-6

**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.
12-6-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6

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

Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6


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FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6

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

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

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
12-6-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6

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 12-6-72-6

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!
12-6-72-6


*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
12-6-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
12-6-72-6


Sofa nice $75, full size bed $50, twin bed
$40, window AC 6000 BTU $65, new car-
pet 12x12 $75, 19" color TV $35. Like new
electric stove $75, dining table $45. Call 335-
5326 8-25-11-6

REFRIGERATOR, White,
Dorm size, 20W20D34H,
Practically new, $100
Call 665-4106 for Details
8-31-13-6

* HOME ENTERTAINMENT CENTER in
perfect condition!
* DRYER- works like new!
GREAT PRICE!
For information call 305-318-5816 8-23-3-6

POOL TABLE
Beautiful 8' light wood-with leather pockets,
slate, 1 yr old, been in storage. Need to get
rid of.. Cost $1200 bought for $1800. Call
352-359-2357 8-25-5-6

QUEEN SIZED WATERBED
Frame with drawers. New zip mattress pad,
heated. Sheets included. $150. Call 352-
538-1343. 8-23-3-6

QUEEN SIZE SLEEPER SOFA
Excellent condition. Floral pattern, muted
colors. $500. Call 352-495-1815 after 5 pm.
8-29-7-6


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w/bed frames practically new. $100 each
- Call 904-753-0099. 8-23-3-6

DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6

Queen sofa/sleeper matching loveseat & ac-
cent pillows. Scotchgard, excellent condition
mattress like new. $550. Get coffee table for
free 352-381-3514 8-29-5-6


SComputers

CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
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333-8404,
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
352-371-2230
www.gainesvillecsi.com
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12-6-72-7

GATORNERD.COM
Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
Fix it for $44
Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
8-23-21-7

GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Free Estimates
352-337-2500 12-6-72-7

The Ultimate Upgrade's a Call Away
Turn your computer into the ultimate
online machine with one call to Cox
Communications. Sign up for Cox High
Speed Internet for the area's fastest online
connection up to 9 megs a second. Email,
Web space, spam blockers, anti-virus, the
works. 1-888-269-9693 8-25-3-7







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I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!



*il Bicycles

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

NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-6-72-9

2 Adult 720 Trek Bicycles. 21 speed.
Excellent condition. Multi-positional handle
bars, removable toe clips, extra acces-
sories included $100/Each 386-462-5323,
386-462-6198 8-29-5-9



a ll For Sale

PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10

FOR SALE
BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN
Visit my website
www.bobbrackin.com 9-1-41-10

PERSONAL & DORM SECURITY
Stun Guns, Pepper Spray, Hidden Safes,
Door and Window Alarms. Same Day
Shipping. www.tbotech.com/ifa 8-23-22-10

Used Restaurant equipment for sale.
Call Ken for current selections.
352-359-3095
8-31-12-10


12 For Sale


PARKING
60 seconds from UF Taking new applica-
tions. Fall semester $190/4months 538-2454
8-29-9-10

MAYTAG STACKABLE
Washer w/gas dryer. New, great condition.
Please leave message 215-1651 $300. 8-
23-5-10

Stop Rape In It's Tracks! Pepperspray
protection is key. Buy 3 get 1 FREE!
www.eisencorp.com 8-23-5-10

EMPTYING HOUSE: 5 aquariums, 20-75
gal. $15-$100. 70-gal snake tank $75; sever-
al desks, dressers, 7.5'industrial easel $100.
Items near UF. 352-495-1949 8-23-2-10

HOTDOG CART
Many extras. Will help you thru all license &
permits. State-approved. Call 333-6610 or
352-472-1237 8-28-5-10

*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
12-6-72-10

CAMPBELL AQUARUIUS ORGAN
CONSOLE with bench. Two tier w/
entertainment sounds & swinger rhythms.
Dark wood. Like new. $500/OBO Call 378-
5622 8-29-5-10

Alachua Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store
2317 SW 13th Street
Mon-Sat 10am 6pm
We sell furniture, clothing, appliances, &
building supplies. All proceeds go to
Habitat for Humanity a nonprofit organization
that build homes for family in need.
In-kind donations are tax-deductible
15% Student Discounts. We offer pick-ups.
Call Rhonda 378-4663
PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING.
8-23-1-10

GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS!
Compare 24 bookstores instantly!
S&H and taxes automatically calculated
Try it today! http:llwww.bookhq.com 9-
27-25-10


I R Motorcycles, Mopedsj

** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE; PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-6-72-11

Swamp Cycles
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and more!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
8-23-24-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
12-6-72-11

***GatorMoto***
New'06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of'combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
12-6-72-11

**CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, in ANY condition new or used.
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
8-23-24-11


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****Save Money On Gas****
Vespa style Scooters from $899
Free Helmet for UF Gators
Free Shipping to Jacksonville
Credit Cards & PayPal
Call Now 1-877-883-2295
www.gatorvespa.com
8-29-6-11

Blue & Black 2004 Vento Scooter
2,000 miles Good condition. Scooter lock &
key included. $1000/OBO Call Daniella 352-
262-7523 8-30-11-11

2004 YAMAHA YZF600R
Less than 4K miles, silver/black. Very clean.
Great condition. $5000/OBO. Call 352-284-
9357 8-23-5-11
SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11

1997 SUZUKI GSE500
Blue, good condition, runs perfect. 16k miles.
$1099/OBO. Call Mark @ 352-672-2343 9-
1-10-11

2002 SUZUKI 1200 BANDIT
Very clean, midnight blue paint, runs great!!
Asking $4200 orWILL CONSIDERTRADING
FOR?? Call 338-7670. 8-23-3-11

HONDA CT70 REPLICA 2005
Runs great, looks great. Like new condition.
$1275 OBO. 352-384-0987 8-28-5-11

2005 50cc Red, runs perfect. Like new condi-
tion. Luggange rack. Great student transpor-
tation. 3 miles on it! $1100 OBO. 384-0987
8-28-5-11

Viaggio RX 50
Great Condition. $750, OBO. Call Jonathon
703-598-4394 8-28-5-11

Like New Gator Gas Scooter
Less than 200 miles incl 2 helmets, many
extras. $1300. 215-1729. 8-28-5-11
2004 Zip R3i Scooter; Very reliable, fast &
clean; Just serviced; new tires & battery; 2
helmets included. 4,000 miles; Paid >$1400
Asking $950 407-402-6387 9-1-8-11

Scooter 2006 Verucci Viper
150cc Only 475 mi like new. Asking $1500.
Send email for pics: muscooffla@alltel.net.
Local Call: 386-496-8390 8-29-5-11

GatorMoto
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11 -

2002 Scooter 49cc
Pearl grey color, 175 miles on motor,
looks & runs great $675. 466-1026 8-
29-5-11

2 scooters 1 is 2005, 150cc green. 500 mi
like new. Orig $1800, asking $1200. Other
is 2005 49cc, United Motors, silver, under
manuf. warr. Just svcd" 1100 mi, exc cond.
Orig $1500, asking $1000. 954-290-8303
8-31-7-11


WII Autos


*FAST CASH PAID. FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yrsvc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12'

CARS -CARS BuySSellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-6-72-12

****FAST CASH****
Clean. Running or Barely Running
CARS, TRUCKS
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
12-6-72-12


. Autos


OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-6-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-749-8116 ext 4622 8-23-
24-12

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

www.39thaveimports.com
12-6-72-12

91 AUCURA LEGEND
124K miles. In fair condition $2,300 OBO.
Please call for more info. 352-316-5683
8-24-5-12

93 CHEVY BERETTA
$1000/OBO. Serious inquiries only. Call 352-
219-0441-8-30-6-12

73 Merz 450SEL Classic 4 door sadan. Silver
with blue leather 83,000 miles, don't miss this
one of a kind! Only $3900 in excellent condi-
tion Call 352-214-5601 8-29-5-12


0* Wanted

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

Gardening Companion, wanted for blind lady
on Saturday mornings would need transpor-
tation to go to Angel Gardens hopefully living
in the Tower Road area. Call 352-219-6948
8-23-76-13

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 8-23-76-13

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25--
72-13

"BLACK SHEEP" Research study. Are you
the black sheep of your family? The desig-
nated "wrong" one who is, criticized, belittled,
ostracized? Scape-goated? I would like to
interview you about this phenomenon. Real
names not used in book. Call 352-332-0514
8-23-22-13

Blind lady living in the Tower Road area,
needs responsible volunteer walking com-
panion to walk with her late evenings when it
is cool. Would prefer females. Call 352-219-
6948 8-23-8-13

WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches.

CA$H PAID!!
904-415-3294 or email:jcol1105457@aol.com
8-31-26-13

*MARINE OFFICER PROGRAM*
201 Southeast 2nd Ave, unit 205
352-264-7830
WWW.MARINEOFFICER.COM
10-2-28-13


*2 Help Wanted

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

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14


) .e1 Help Wanted


Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call ,-9024
between 9-4 M-F 12-6-72-14

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
12-6-72-14

Phone survey interviewers want Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
6-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
oup team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 1.2-6-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
6-72-14

BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
12-6-72-14

GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
8-23-24-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-61dtj14

$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
12-6-72-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact David 379-3663
8-23-97-14





PA-RDIGM
ffear wsta s
Need a Summer Job??
Leasing Consultant, PT & FT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 X301
email: employment@teamparadigm.com
www.teamparadigm.com
12-6-72-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
2442 12-6-72-14 .

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-_
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
10-31-41-14


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Drake, Jr.
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M Help Wanted


*DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fas~3sh & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 9-7-10-14

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in per-
son M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St. Email
resume: tdb@callust.com, fax: 371-9523
8-23-29-14

PT CLEANERS
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Excellent pay. Call 378-8252 8-23-24-14

CASH!I
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
12-6-72-14








S Need a Summer Job???
Maintenance Tech's, FT & PT
Exp. apartment maintenance pref.
Groundskeepers/ Janitorial, FT & PT
Exp. power equip & landscaping.
Become a Part of Team Paradigm.
EOE, DFWP
220 N Main St
352-375-2152x301
email: employment@teamparadigm.com
www.teamparadigm.com
12-6-72-14

G8RBAY.COM
*Get paid & have fun. *Flexible hours &
competitive $ OeBay experience preferred
*Transportation required *Resume to
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 8-23-49-14

Teach, ek and troubleshoot using Adobe
Premiere Pro. Experienced editor only. Must
be reliable. In-home office. 332-0515, 332-
0514. $8/hr. 8-23-23-14

$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
9-29-95-14

SECRETARY NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT &
FT available. For info call Dave @ 379-3663
8-23-23-14.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible people. Great pay. Career op-
portunity. Room for advancement. For info
call Dave @ 379-3663 8-23-23-14

WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14

INVESTOR SEEKS APPRENTICE
8-16k/per mo.
Call now 1-866-807-6117 8-23-23-15

TCG PHONE REPS
Needed ASAP, evening & weekends. Must
be artiduWe & reliable. 371-5888 ext. 111 or
4112 NW 22nd Dr. 12-6-72-14

.SOCCER COACH
Competitive teams 2 yr commitment, license
& exp required for head coaches. 352-379-
5979 or Contact@gainesvillesoccor.org.
8-23-18-14

LANDSCAPERS
for comi-cial properties needed FT only.
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
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$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
12-6-72-14

WE NEED GOOD HELP!!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty
manufacturing. Some experience helpful
8-23-13-14

KITCHEN MANAGER*
Exciting new downtown restaurant
looking for experienced KM
call 321-388-4254 or email
gvlrestaurant@gmail.com
8-31-19-14

FT or PT (flexible hours) legal secretary for
small business litigation firm. Computer skills
required. Send resume to PO. Drawer 1168,
Gainesville, FL 32602, or fax (352)375-6249
8-31-18-14

FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272. Attn:
Lynn. 8-25-13-14

Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
St. 9-7-20-14

PART TIME WORK
$14.00 base/appt
Flexible schedules, resume bldr, customer
sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 372-
6697 8-31-15-14

WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
PT, flexible hours, exp helpful, pay $7-10/hr.
Call 339-4600 8-23-8-14

THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is
looking for part-time OPS help for sum-
mer and fall. Must be able to work football
gamedays. Hours are flexible but require at
lease 4-hour blocks. Duties include customer
service, cashiering, mail orders and working
events. Applications can be picked up in the
Sportshop located in the north endzone of
the football stadium. 8-31-14-14

All positions open. $7-9.00/hr. Weekday or
weekend. PT or FT. Split shift or a 40 hr
week. Looking for sandwich makers, food
prep, cashiers & counter persons. Heavenly
Ham, 3832 Newberry Rd. 8-29-13-14

SPEAK GERMAN?
A loving, dependable person is needed to
assist work-at-home mother. Exp w/children
a plus. Flex hrs, good pay, long term pos.
NS, must have own transportation. 222-1786
8-28-13-14

Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center.
M-F. 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
Must work eve/wknd. 12-6-78-14

!! DISC JOCKEY I!
New club opening soon
need club/ top 40/ dance DJ
Call 321-388-4254 or
email: gvldj@aol.com. 8-31-13-14

LAW OFFICE RUNNER
needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence preferred. Fax resume to 352-376-
4645. 8-31-13-14

Sun Country Sports is hiring.
Staff is needed in the following areas:
Gymnastics/Tumbling/Cheerleading/Dance
instructors, After School counselors,
Office Staff, Parties, Group Events and
More! Management positions available
as well! Download your application at
www.suncountrysports.com and bring it to
either location. We look forward to meeting
you! 8-25-9-14


Sports memorabilia mail order business
seeks someone who knows sports, is a
fast typer and has good general computer
knowledge. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
knowledge a plus. Must have Ebay experi-
ences. Between 20 & 40 hours a weeks,
$8.50/hr. Students welcome 800-344-9103
8-31-12-14


DO YOU WANT A GREAT PAY RATE?
Are you caring & dependable? Seeking
LPNs, CNAs, HHAs & homemakers. Please
call 1-800-309-1157 or 1-800-825-9873
9-6-15-14

Hardware Engineer for fabless semiconduc-
tor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits, tution
reimb, more. BSEE/CS/CE with networking
(IP/TCP/UDP) exp in setup and config.
Good comp skills, Excel, exp with data
reduction and statistical analysis. More
info at www.intellon.com. Resumes to:
resumes@intellon.com 9-6-15-14

ASSOC APPS ENGINEER for fabless semi-
conductor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits,
tuition reimb., more. BSEE with networking
(IP/TCP/UDP), power supply exp, bench-
work, soldering, familiar with test equip. (os-
ciloscopes, spectrum analyzer, multimeter).
Prof. in Windows, Windows Office.
More info www.intellon.com.
Resumes to:resumes@intellon.com 9-6-
15-14


PICTI RE FRAMER
PT custom framing experience preferred.
Mature, math skills a must. The Great
Frame Up 4144 NW 16th Blvd. 373-5400
8-30-10-14
Local nurse seeking a

CAMBODIAN TUTOR
for learning Khmer. 352-514-8565 Iv mssg
8-29-5-14

PT Positions available for optometry of-
fice. Must be available mall hours. Apply at
Lenscrafters in the Oaks Mall next to Macy's.
8-23-5-14

* Accounting Assistant
" Shipping Tech
* Maintenance Tech
* Landscaper
* Tech Support
* Aviation Assistant
* Marketing/Sales
* Wordprocessor
Resume to hr@gleim.com www.gleim.com.
9-7-15-14
Fast-paced sports memorabilia co. in
Alachua is looking for reliable, flex person to
work in our shipping dept. 16-20 hrs/wk @
$8/hr. Tel. Rick 800-344-9104. 8-31-11-14

FT Nannies needed: 30-55 hrs,
LO, grad student welcomed, good $
in-home exp. required, must like outdoors
Noah's Ark Nanny 376-5008. 9-1-11-14


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Plan ahead: NOAH'S ARK
NANNY 376-5008. 9-1-11-14

LOTSA NANNIES NEEDED
AM/ PM/ MWF/ TTH
Noah's Ark Agency 376-5008. 9-1-11-14

The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking
volunteers to become Crisis Line Couselors.
Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided.
This is an opportunity to impact lives of fel-
low community members and to gain life-
enhancing communication skills. The next
training class begins Saturday, September
16th, 2006. Please contact All Martinez at
352-264-6782 or visit http://crisiscenter.alac
hua.fl.us for more information. 9-15-21-14

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grill
Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110
SE 1st St. Downtown Gainesville. 372-1555.
8-23-5-14

Need an energetic and responsible babysitter
to take care of 2 kids after school: MTTF:
1:30 pm W: 12:30 pm util 5 pm. Contact
mbelanger@dental.ufl.edu. 8-23-5-14

5 Star Pizza on Tower Rd
Now hiring delivery drivers. Great pay, flex-
ible hours. Closing drivers earn $125/shift.
600 NW 75th St. 8-30-10-14







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Positions available. FT/PT in sales
Gator Fever Archer Rd
692-4472 or 692-5597 8-31-10-14

OS* FINE ART SALESO*
Russell Grace Images seeks person-
nel to staff kiosk @ Oaks Mall. Inquire:
sauer789@cox.net 8-28-7-14

CAFE GARDENS
is seeking clean qualified non-smoking
persons for greeters, wait staff, & kitchen
positions. Apply in person 1643 NW 1st Ave.
8-23-4-14

COMPUTER PROGRAMMER MS SQL
Server, .NET (ASP, ADO, VB), MS ACCESS
- VBA. Sorry no newbies. highly skilled only.
Call Jun Consulting 336-9607 9-7-14-14

SERVER
Experienced & friendly. Apply in person be-
tween 2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS 606 NW
75th St. 8-31-10-14

NANNY for 8-mo-old twins weekdays, 20-
30 hours/week. Infant experience a must.
E-mail sitterjob@cox.net with qualifications
and references. 8-24-5-14

PT/FT mechanic wanted at
NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS $8/hr
Experience w/2 stroke & 4 stroke motors a
must. 336-1271 or email info@NS4L.com
9-18-20-14


Business Internships Avail.
Gain valuable experience helping customers,
organizing, managing, shipping orders, mar-
keting, and morel Email info@NS4L.com
9-18-20-14

PT LAB TECHS NEEDED FOR ROUTINE
MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. TUESDAY
AND THURSDAY A PLUS, EVERY OTHER
SATURDAY A MUST. SEND RESUME TO
janies@abcr.com or Fax to 352-378-6483
8-31-10-14

In-home Personal Care Attendant needed
for disabled university professor, to start
ASAP $10/hr, private pay. 3.5 hrs mornings,
1.5 hrs evenings. No exp, will train. No lifting
over 30 Ibs. Must be intelligent, responsible,
and cat-tolerant. Various shifts avail. E-mail
jaaron@unm.edu. 8-23-3-14

PT RECEPTIONIST
needed for busy salon. Must be friendly,
efficient & have neat appearance. Apply in
person. Gallery of Hair Design. 5109 NW
39th Ave. 8-24-5-14

Installation Helpers Wanted in GNV $12-14/
hr, M-F 8-5. CAT5 Sec./fire alarm exp. Need
to have own tools, professional appearance.
For more info, please call 904-223-2024
8-24-5-14

Childcare needed. We are looking for a warm
& energetic person to take care of our 2 &
4 yr old children 2-3 days per week. Mainly
12:30-4:30pm, occasionally Mon AM $8/hr.
Bkground check & refs required 331-8821
8-24-5-14


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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr-Bach.
Desired or successful exp. or training
working w/children.
AIDE-$784/hr-HS or equiv. exp. as
teacher aide or combo of training and
exp. working w/children.
Hours required-
M,T,Th,F-1:45-5:30, Wed-12:30-5:30 PM
DRUG TESTING REQUIRED
BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED
AA/EOE
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 8-23-4-14

BARN HELP
needed immediately. Weekend only.
Experience with horses a must. $7/hr. Call
352-472-2991. 8-25-6-14

I video tape legal proceedings for use in the
courtroom. I am looking for PT general office
"help 8-10 hrs on weekends. I am located 2 mi
from Micanopy exit off 1-75. Job. pays $8/hr
+ travel time. If interested please call 352-
538-0073 or email ecourtvideo@aol.com
8-23-3-14

DRIVER FOR CHILDREN
Driver wanted for late afternoon to drive
middle school children to activities. Pay per
trip. Call 336-2493. 8-25-5-14

FISH LOVERS WANTED!!
Sales opportunity for tropical fish lover.
Experience preferred, training program.
FT/PT, flex hrs. Modern fish-only pet
store. Work w/great people. Bring resume
to AQUATROPICS 2100 SW 34th St.
Gainesville. Attn: Karen.9-1-10-14

Part-time Office Assistant
for Gainesville law office. Flexible hours.
Call 371-4000. 8-25-5-14

PRE-SCHOOL ASSISTANT TEACHER
Needed for Jewish Day School. 2-6 pm
Mon-Fri. Call 376-1508 x 110 for more info.
8-25-5-14

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED PT
in afternoon hours for pediatric office W of
Tower Rd. Please fax resume to 352-332-
2394. 9-1-10-14


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KITCHEN HELP, EXPO OR DISHWASHER
Reliable, hardworking, opportunities for ad-
vancement part-time or full-time pay starts at
$7/hr. 222-8293. 8-23-3-14
Helper wanted for HOUSE RENOVATION
& UPKEEP (PAINTING, LANDSCAPING,
ETC.) PT, flexible hours. Must have car & cell
phone. Pay rate of $7.00/hr minimum, higher
for skill & exp. Call 338-7670. 8-23-3-14
UF faculty member needs help with
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
$8/hr. Weekends. Email jschert@gru.net.
8-23-3-14
TEMP HELP NEEDED doing office work at
CINTAS CORP. $8/hr start in Sept. 352-
328-4962 for more info. 8-31-9-14

CHOOSE YOUR HOURS
Work from any computer. Involves market-
ing and property evaluations. See "Jobs" at-
www.WeCanBuyAnyHouse.com. 505-4296
8-25-5-14
CHILDCARE 3 bright, creative kids 7, 9,
10. Some afterschool Occasional evenings
& overnight. Need car w/3 back seatbelts,
flexibility, references, no cat allergies. 373-
7899 8-23-2-14
REITZ UNION AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES
HIRING: Crew members to help set-up and
operate audio, lighting, and cinema projec-
tion equipment. Fill out an online application
available at www.union.efl.edu/jobs/. Note:
You MUST select "Productions Productions
Tech Support" as your FIRST choice. You
MUST be a registered UF student to apply!
9-1-9-14
WAREHOUSE STAFF!
PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500
8-25-4-14
EVENT SUPERVISORS
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 8-25-4-14
CASHIERS NEEDEDII
PT Cashiers needed. Teller Exp. Preferred.
Days, nights weekends. Flexible hrs. Great
2nd Job! Apply at Concessions Office,-South
End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to
the Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500
8-25-4-14


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DRINK SELLERS NEEDEDIIII!!
All Gator Home Football Games. Join the ex-
citement and make money too! Here's How
... Attend a sign up meeting in the-South End
Zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, enter at gate
18, on Aug. 19th or Aug. 26th at 10am. You
must have a Photo ID and $7.50 to purchase
required shirt. 8-25-4-14
BEN & JERRY'S seeks outgoing motivated
individuals with their own transportation.
Must thrive in a fast-paced working environ-
ment & appreciate cleanliness & organiza-
tion. Scoopers average $8.50thr. Email
resumes to: jen@gainesvillesbesticecream.
com 8-28-4-14
The Reitz Union Productions Department
is now accepting applications for Student
Assistant positions. Productions employees
work in a fast-paced environment setting
tables, chairs, staging and audio-visual
equipment for events in the Reitz Union.
Opportunities for advancement are avail-
able in our growing department. Apply
online at: www.union.ufl.edu/jobs, and list
"Productions" as your first choice of employ-
ment. 9-1-5-14
Looking for eductaion student for after-school
care. Hours flexible. Must be available to pick
up from school @ 1:45pm (12:30 on Wed) in
SW neighborhood. We need homework help
& general supervision for busy, bright 4th
grade girl. $ negotiable. Call 352-538-7590
or fax info to 352-332-6414 8-23-2-14

FABRICATION & ASSEMBLY
of Olympic Rowing Shells. PT. Rowers
welcome Call Little River Marine 378-5025.
8-25-4-14

RECEPTIONIST
needed for very busy salon. Full or part-time.
Call 372-4568 8-29-5-14
FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com
Great pay, great opportunity, benefits
PT, Flexible schedule
For info call Dave @ 379-3663 9-7-12-14
Learn how to effectively invest in real estate
to achieve amazing results. Gainesville
Group meets weekly. Action oriented results
- Earn 10-15K/mo. Click a mouse and buy a
house. 9-13-10-14
000 HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM 000
in need of volunteers to help with vari-
ous activities. Horse experience a plus,
not necessary. Horseshelpingpeople.org
Hippopt@aol.com 352-331-3966, 495-0533
9-5-10-14
Country home/office needs reliable person
for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time.
Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000
9-5-10-14
DRIVER FOR MIDDLESCHOOLER
Reliable driver wanted to drive 12 yr old boy
from school to home or soccer. Pay pertrip.
Call 514-0229. 8-29-5-14

GINNIE SPRINGS
PT Positions Available All Areas
Apply in person. Call 386-454-7188. 8-
23-2-14






Marketing Research Analyst
Flexible, part-time positions for motivated
persons to conduct customer surveys, follow
up on product installations, and interview
contacts in current customer base. Must
have great telephone & solid computer
skills. Excellent entry position foIu.,np into
high tech sales and service. $10/hour. See
www.barrsystems.com. Non-smoking/drug
free Well Workplace. Send resume to:
hr@barrsystems.com or fax to HR, 352-491-
3141. NO CALLS/EOE 8-28-5-14

COOK & CASHIER P/T & F/T.
Apply in person: MAUI TERIYAKI
600 NW 75th Street 9-8-12-14


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Sil Help Wanted


MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
is now accepting applications for all posi-
tions. Plgase apply at 3832 Newberry Road
or 3443 SW Archer Road or at moes.com
9-13-15-14

NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR YOUR
CLASS? Opportunities at The Dignity Project
in auto or computer repair; develop/teach
computer classes; or work in after school
program. Call Coach at 371-6792 8-29-
5-14

Nanny to help care for 14 month old and be
a part of a loving family. Exp, own transporta-
tion, light housekeeping required. Non-smok-
er, 30-35 hrs/wk. Prefer Ed or Psych major.
References required Call 352-332-9811
8-29-5-14

COMMUNITY SERVICE THRU
AMERICROPS. Learn auto or computer
repair or work in afterschool program, PR/
mkting 900hr/1yr service commitment + PT
(18 hrs/wk) +weekly living allowance + edu-
cation financial award. Call Coach 371-6792
8-29-5-14

PIZZA MAKER
For authentic New York- Style hand tossed
pizza. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. $10/hr
to start. Tues-Friday, 2-1Opm Call 745-0456
9-6-10-14

FT VB/ASP.NET programmer needed.
Full benefits. Please email resumes to
jobs@gothicsoftware.com
No phone calls please. 8-28-4-14

WEB DEVELOPER- Develop custom web
applications using Photoshop, Flash, HTML,
CSS, PHP and/or Java. Austin Michael
Internet Solutions. 352-367-8525 or email to:
resumes@austinmichael.com 8:29-5-14

Glassware Technician needed for analytical
micro lab. Must be able to work Monday -
Friday 8-5 and be able to lift up to 50lbs. If in-
terested please apply at ABC Research 3437
SW 24th Ave. or email janies@abcr.com
9-6-10-14

FARAHS ON THE AVE. NOW HIRING
FT & PT waitron exp & days a must.
Apply Monday-Thursday 2-4
1120 West University Ave. 8-29-5-14

TEACHERS AIDE
for Charter High School.
$10/hour 7:30AM to 3PM
Call 495-3326 ask for Mary 8-29-5-14

Make Money by watching TV. OK, truth be
told, you won't make any money watching
TV, but it doesn't have to cost you much
either. Upgrade to Cox Digital Cable for as
little as $8/MO. Add a Digital Video Recorder
and record your TV classes. Hey,, that could
help you get a job someday! 1-888-269-9693
8-25-3-14

Tutors needed for 1 on 1 tutoring elementary
school students 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/hr.
15-20 min drive from campus. UF Federal
work study work permit required. Volunteers
welcome 352-384-1155, st23@cox.net
8-29-5-14

REAL ESTATE AGENTS to list and sell
pest control businesses in the USA. Previous
business experience helpful. On going train-
ing period. Minimum commission $10,000.00.
See our web site: pestcontrolbiz.com, email
resume and questions to alwoodward@pest
controlbiz.com 8-29-5-14

STUDENT NEEDED FOR DRIVING
CHILQDRBN (12,14) FROM SCHOOL/
ACTIVITIES. Reference and background
check required. Have own car and safe re-
cord. 352-374-9652 (evenings) 8-29-5-14

Nanny for our 8 year old girl and 4 year old
boy. We need a responsible, friendly fun-lov-
ing individual to care for our two children.
1:30-6:00 M, T, TH & F and 12:30-6:00 on
Wednesday to pick up children from school
and watch them in our residence. Must love
childrernbe certified in CPR, provide refer-
ences and undergo a background check,
Qualified persons email us at
ehellkamp@bellsouth.net 8-29-5-14


Soil Help Wanted


You deserve the best and so do we! Come
join our team of the best caregivers in town.
Gain experience working with the elderly.
Starting pay is $7.75/hour. Call our 24 hour
job hotline for more information at 331-8253
9-6-10-14

Brand Protection Agency
Legal letter representatives needed
for our Gainesville office.
Pay starts at $8/hr. FT 9AM-6PM M-F
Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Resumes:dbusch@NetErforcers.com
9-6-10-14

O'CONNELL CENTER
NOW HIRING

CONCERTS*BANQUETS*SPORT EVENTS

Applications now being taken. To gain valu-
able experience at a job with flexible hours,
apply TODAY at Room 1302 at the O'Connell
Center. Positions available for Usher,
Security, and Technical. Great opportunity, to

work with other students as.well as a chance
to learn new skills. Last day applications ac-
cepted: August 28th. 8-28-4-14

Imagine Learning Center 352-371-5450
'Infants thru Preschool
Taking applications from reliable, creative
individuals w/previous childcare experience
to join our teaching staff. 8-29-5-14


SALES CLERK
$6.50/hr, part-time. Call Sandy's
Consignment Boutique 372-1226 9-6-10-14


CLASSIC CARWASH
3010 SW Archer Rd. Now hiring guys & gals
for cashiers & wash positions. 9-6-10-14

AUTO & FLAT GLASS
WINDOW TINTER
needed ASAP Exp necessary. Great pay.
Air-cond shop. Call Steve 352-359-2063
9-6-10-14







NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popular classes. Apply in person. Located
across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Office employees editing
experience a plus. Office help needed. Work
from your location. Need experienced person
to write chapter summaries. Apply in person
only. 9-6-10-14

Oak Hall School is seeking highly energetic
and motivated individuals to fill coaching va-
cancies in the school's middle school volley-
ball program. Interested applicants should
have knowledge of the game of volleyball
and a love of teaching kids. Applicants must
have availability for practice in the after-
noons and be able to accommodate a 12-15
game schedule. Please forward resumes
to Cari Martin, Varsity Volleyball Coach at
CMartin@OakHall.org in order to set up an
interview. 8-29-5-14

YMCA FALL EMPLOYMENT

We are currently seeking dedicated, ener-
getic, people-oriented individuals to fill the
following positions:
Afterschool Counselors (Gainesville,
Lake City and Crescent City)
Alachua Afterschool Site Director
Afterschool Bus Drivers (Gainesville,
Lake City, Crescent City)
Part Time Maintenance Staff (Gaineville)
Front Desk Agents (Gainesville, 12-4pm,
M-F)
Childwatch Attendants (Gainesville)
Apply in person
Northwood YMCA 5201 NW 34th St 352-374-
9622 EOE DFWP 8-29-5-14

SERVER
Upsale restaurant. Base pay plus
great tips. Call 352-328-7170
8-25-3-14


SHelp Wanted


COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50 while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then go
to Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. NO
RESUMES.) Nights and weekends a must.
18+ only. 8-30-6-14

PIT POSITION at a WOMEN BIO-MED
RESEARCH COMPANY.
Grad Student or Major in EE,
CISE, ME, Graphic Art.
Fax 1 page resume to Mary at 375-6111
9-6-10-14


LIFEGUARDS NEEDED
part time @ 300 Club. Must be certified.
Contact Josh @ 339-2199 8-23-1-14


HOUSEKEEPER
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
9-6-10-14

SALES CLERK
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. University Ave. Downtown
372-7922 8-29-5-14

Project Manager/Office Administrator

Project Manager/Office Admin. for psychol-
ogist's private practice and training institute
in Alachua. Strong people/computer skills
Microsoft Office & Internet. Dreamweaver
Sa plus. Fun Environment. $11/hr. 28 hr a wk.
Mon Thurs. Email resume to scliett@accel
eration.net. 8-29-5-14

Marketing/PR

Part Time Marketing/PR handle web
site creation, web content management,
and internet marketing for psychologist's
workshops and book publishing project in
Alachua. $14 hr. 7hr/wk. Email resume to
scliett@acceleration.net. 8-29-5-14 -

Brand Protection Agency
Internet Researchers needed
for our growing Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr FT 9am-6pm (M-F)
Exp. in MS Office, and Internet.
Resumes: dbusch@netenforcers.com 9-
6-10-14


TUTOR WANTED
for high school 11th grade. Algebra & other
subjects. Evenings non-smoker. $10/hr. Call
352-262-6515 8-29-5-14


Looking for student with high academic
standards and good golf skills to provide
after school care, homework help and help
foster golf skills for 12 year old girl. 2 after-
noons a week, 3:30- 5:30. Must have reliable
transportation. $10/hour. Call 352-336-2399.
Leave brief summary of qualifications on
answering machine & we will return your
call. 8-25-3-14

Looking for student with high academic stan-
dards and piano skills to provide after-school
care, homework help and piano mentoring
for 12 year old girl. 3 afternoons a week, 3:30
until5:30. Must have at least 5 years of piano
experience and reliable transportation. $10 an
hour. Call 352-336-2399. Leave a brief sum-
mary of qualifications on answering machine
and we will return your call. 8-25-3-14

INTERIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT/
SALESPERSON needed for assisting de-
signer w/ presentations, floor sales, custom-
er services, and other general duties. Must
be able to work flex schedule w/ weekends.
Fax resume with sal req. to 352-335-3990
8-29-5-14

STOCKPERSON needed. Must be de-
pendable, hardworking, and able to fol-
low-directions. Must be able to work flex
schedule w/ weekends. Fax resume with
sal req. to 352-335-3990 8-29-5-14


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FOIL HI-LITES,
1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
8-23-24-15

* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
* Boarding $275/mo Lessons/English 0
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
466-4060 12-6-72-15

ARE YOU TOO BUSY?.
HOME MANAGEMENT SERVICE
Do you need help with buying groceries,
cleaning, laundry, ironing, running errands,
yardwork, power-washing, painting, and/or
small repairs. Call 275-4335 Leave a msg.
8-23-16-15

Experienced Mom and Teacher will care
for one child in our home near Millhopper
Library. Daily outings. Fenced backyard.
AuntiStefi@yahoo.com 374-8561 8-25-
15-15


***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
Specializing" in African-American hair.
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
Healthy hair specialist. Call 377-0026 or 514-
3086. 5 SE 12th St. 10-31-59-15

GET EVERYTHING DONE
Excellent service. House cleaning, dogsit-
ting, errands, groceries, cooking. All with a
smile. Call 352-283-6820 9-7-15-15

ENGLISH TUTORING
Experienced teachers will give private les-
sons in English grammar, pronunciation &
composition. Call 352-335-9400 9-29-31-15


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EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x
160' riding ring, round pen &jump paddock.
Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 sepa-
rate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-3175
everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-6-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15

** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com
12-6-72-15

FINANCE TUTOR
Individuals or small groups.
Experienced, excellent.
375-6641 Harold Nobles
8-23-24-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 9/11/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
12-6-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-6-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & .amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15

GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS *
Custom Posters Exhibits 0 Awards
Top Quality Fast Service Low Prices
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-6-71-15

AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques S Name Badges Cups Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-6-71-15


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TRUST YOUR BEST FRIEND WITH US.
Excellent equine care. Jump field, ring,
round pen. 20 minutes from campus.
References available. Call for info 352-591-
4867 8-28-5-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15


*21 Health Services

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

ABORTION/ABORTION by PILL (RU-486)
IV sedation, Student Discount.
Well Woman Care & Birth Contgol
Bread & Roses Women's Health Ctr
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com
8-23-24-16

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
S12-6-72-16

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573
12-6-72-16

THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Only $99!
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
12-6-72-16


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

GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
12-6-72-18

FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
Ave 375-3752. 12-6-72-18

VEGETARIAN?
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
10-9 384-0090
12-6-72-18

*Family Chiropractic*
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
373-7070
12-6-72-18

When you're stuck out in Oz
and you need cash to get home,
click your heels three times
and think of Best Jewelry and Loan.
523 NW 3rd Ave. Call 371-4367 NOW!
9-6-34-18

The end of the term
and the end of your rope,
Best Jewelry and Loan is
the needy Gator's hope!
Cash for anything! 371-4367
9-6-34-18







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When cash is low
and the bills seem out of reach,
Best Jewelry and Loan
is the surfer's "Pawn Beach."
Call 371-4367 NOW!
9-6-34-18

Surf on down to "Pawn Beach"
when the tide seems too high.
We're your summer cash friends
so your blues will be all sky! .
Sell us your scrap gold 371-4367
9-6-34-18

When the heat is on
and it's bucks that you need,
Best Jewelry and Loan
your requests we will heed.
Fast cash for fast times! 371-4367
9-6-34-18

The surf's up at "Pawn Beach"
we're all making the scene.
If you're in need go see Rich,
Best Jewelry and Loan's got the "green"
Call Rich NOW! 371-4367
9-6-34-18

-Planning to liquidate
stereos, TV's, instruments and tools?
See Rich at Best.
He'll give cash for your jewels.
Close to campus! Call 371-4367
9-6-34-18

You need the money
to do what you will.
Rich at Best Jewelry and Loan
has the cash for those bills.
Best pawnshop in town! 371-4367
9-6-34-18

SELL ME YOUR CLASS RINGS & BROKEN
CHAINS. We pay more for jewelry in good
shape! Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers.
523 NW 3rd Ave. 371-4367 or 371-GEMS.
9-6-22-18

PAY A TON FOR THOSE BOOKS?
Put them on line NOW and sell for top $$$
next term!!! Visit BuyMyTextbooks.biz
today 9-11-10-18

PRIVATE AFTER HOURS CLUB
Have somewhere to go besides home.
Private memberships available $25 ($50 af-
ter Nov. 1st) Theme Parties, Socials, Special
Events. Call Alex 335-6338. 8-25-4-18

SHOE SALE
Excellent shoe selection Many styles on.
sale! Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics,
Savony many more. Best running shoes
& service in town. Lloyd Clarke Sports ,1504
NW 13th St. 9-1-8-18

BACKPACK SALE
All Jansport backpacks on sale now. Lifetime
guarantee. Great selection. Briefcase mod-
els & laptop carriers too. Lloyd Clarke.Sports
1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 9-1-8-18

INTRAMURALS!
One stop shopping here. Cleats (all sports),
equipment, apparel, uniforms & printing.
Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1504 NW 13th St. 372-
7836 9-1-8-18


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here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love

Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
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ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!


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Bunker-Open to Public-Wed-Fri-Sat
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Training-Pro-Shop-Ammo-Rentals
'Gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044
8-23-92-21



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Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
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Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
352-338-8408
8-23-24-21



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In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better. Call 371-2092
4-25-143-21


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Spring Break destinations! Best deals I
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Great group discounts. ARC Exempt. 10-
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Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
the Alligator. -.


ADOPT A LAB
All colors & ages avail. Labrador Retriever
Rescue of Florida 1-866-464-5227 8-31-
11-24


Go to: www.pbcgatorcluD.com for etaills.
8-24-2-21 BALL PYTHON
w/complete set-up. 2 1/2 yrs old. Good pet
ST I40 gal tank, heat light, etc. $100. Call 352
Tickets 514-6557 8-25-3-24
GMG TRANSPORT
***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages*** 23 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Local travel agency offers cruise specials, Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse Lost & Found
resorts, guided excursions for everyone. $40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP
Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373- 336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232 12-6-72-23
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and Beaches 5 daily trips.
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ALL HOME/AWAY GAMES. 352-871-0146. RUNWAYS. Travel Better. -
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polkadots. Lost @ Swamp Restaurant over
5/26 & 5/27 weekend-late night. Contents
have sentimental value. Wallet w/photos,
keychain, etc. Keep cash if any. Please
call 941-794-0245 w/any info. Heartborken.
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SOCCER

Hat trick highlights new-look Gators in


* UF RETURNS JUST 16 PLAYERS
FROM LAST SEASON.

By RACHEL ROBINS
Alligator Writer

Despite Friday night's rain, soccer fans
lingered, clutching their autographed post-
ers, hoping it will portray a national champi-
onship team by season's end.
In its Orange and Blue Scrimmage, the
UF soccer team put on a show for those
brave enough to watch. The Orange staged
a comeback in the final period to upend the
Blue 4-3. KeLeigh Hudson scored twice for
the Orange, while junior Stacy Bishop and
sophomore Ameera Abdullah pitched in one
goal apiece.
The scrimmage was divided into three
30-minute periods with 7-minute breaks in
between. Yet it was the player who didn't
play who could have the greatest impact on
UF's chances this season.
Senior Melanie Booth will redshirt due to
her commitment to the Canadian National
Team. Her absence leaves a glaring hole in


the lineup.
Booth started all 20 games last season and
received numerous awards throughout the
season, highlighted by an All-Southeastern
Conference First Team recognition.
"We have a lot of brand new players, as
you can see, and it will be a totally different
look than last year," UF coach Becky Burleigh
said. "And you know Mel's not here, so
somebody else will have to step up. It's just
one of those things."
One of the girls who could help fill the
void is Hudson. Alternating between the
Orange and the Blue, Hudson recorded an
unorthodox hat trick. She scored six goals
last season.
"It was great for KeLeigh to have a hat
trick," Burleigh said. "KeLeigh took the
spring off and focused this summer on really
getting fit and really changed her body and
her mindset. The work that she's put in has
really paid off."
UF has adopted the following philoso-
phies for the upcoming season: play hard,
play smart and play together. Hudson has
embraced these tenets, impressing Burleigh
and the others.


"We're just making sure that everybody
communicates and make sure that the fresh-
men are not shy to talk to us," Hudson said.
"Everybody needs to be a leader, vocally
and out there on the field playing wise."
This will have to be the case, consider-
ing that UF returns just 16 players from
last season. Two players transferred during
the spring in order to get
a head start on the other
S10 freshmen. However,
Burleigh expects the entire
class to take on a leader-
ship role right away.
"Our expectations are
5 the same for [the fresh-
Hudson men] as they are for the
seniors," she said. "Get
in, score goals, get assists and make things
happen."
UF opens its season Friday at home
against defending national champion
Portland, which ranked No. 1 in the country
by the National Soccer Coaches Association
of America.
The freshmen should play immediately.
"We're just trying to play a little bit differ-


scrimmage

ent style this year and it's been effective so
far," Burleigh said. "It doesn't matter what
age you are; it matters what you bring to the
table, and these freshmen are bringing a lot
to the table."
Hudson also seems to be confident in the
new players.
"[The chemistry] is great," Hudson said.
"They came in and clicked right away, Their
personalities and the way that they're play-
ing makes our team feel really good about
this upcoming season."
Others feel that way as well. UF is
ranked No. 18 by the NSCAA and No. 11 by
SoccerBuzz.com despite returning just seven
starters. Burleigh thinks the rankings might
reflect her team's productive off-season
more than its turnover.
"I think [their off-season experience] has
been great," she said. "The whole scrim-
mage was a really positive experience for us.
Players showed up in terms of being physi-
cal. Nobody was backing out of tackles, and
also mentally it was a great game."
Friday's season opener against Portland
is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the James G.
Pressly Stadium.


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UF FOOTBALL

Surgery leaves James out of action for four weeks


;.By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

Running back Brandon James
will miss four weeks after under-
going arthroscopic surgery on his
left knee Tuesday.
Tie 5-foot-7 James, a speedy
player who had been promised
playing time at tailback and
special teams, tore the meniscus
in his knee during Monday's
practice.
"We'll need to get him back
ASAP," UF coach Urban Meyer
said. "That's the part of the job
that's awful, especially for guys


like him that love the game.
Brandon James loves football.
He's going to be back, though.
He's a young guy:"
The Gators have now suf-
fered surgery-related injuries to
four players: James, linebacker
Jon Demps and offensive line-
men Ronnie Wilson and Maurice
Hurt.
Demps tore th& same ACL
that caused him to miss most of
the 2005 season. He will undergo
surgery and redshirt.
Wilson, UF's starting right
guard, fractured his ankle and
will miss at least the first couple


of weeks of the season.
The good news, if any, is that
Hurt has already lost the cast
off his fractured leg and had
his stitches re-
moved. He has
begun rehab-
bing in a pool
and could be
back in a Week.
Also, re-
ceiver Andre
James,
Caldwell's -fe-
ver worsened from 101 degrees
Monday to 103 degrees Tuesday.
"He's going to practice [to-
day]," Meyer said. "He sort of


could have went [Tuesday]."
UF's training staff has
tweaked with the shoe of offen-
sive lineman Phil Trautwein to
alleviate soreness in his left foot.
Trautwein, a starter at left tackle,
hasn't practiced since Saturday
and could miss two more days.

CALDWELL TO RETURN PUNTS:
Caldwell can only wonder,
"What if?"
"I feel like if I would have
[returned kicks] all of last season,
that I would have had a good
chance to return one [for a touch-
down]," Caldwell said.


So, to make up for the games
he missed because of a broken
leg, Caldwell is taking his speed
to the ,punt return unit. He will
help compliment a group that in-
cludes James, Reggie Nelson and
Jarred Fayson. Despite suffering
his 2005 season-ending injury on
a kickoff return, Caldwell was
not against returning kicks this
season.
"It was a freak accident, so it's
not something that I'm worried
about," he said. "But if [Meyer]
didn't put me there, he's obvi-
ously got a lot of other players
that can make plays."


New schedule features

Ohio State match-up

HOOPS, from page 55

The two games that stand out are matchups with
Kansas and Ohio State, two teams anticipated to be
ranked in the top 5.
The Gators will face Kansas in the Las Vegas
Invitational on Nov. 25, the same day as the UF-
Florida State football game.
Ohio State, which may not have top recruit Greg
Oden ready (wrist surgery), comes into the O'Connell
Center on Dec. 23.
"Teams are getting away from playing home-
and-home, and they're getting much, much more
interested in playing neutral site games," Donovan
said..'And that's not something that's good for fans
on both campuses. We wanted to come up with some
type of home-and-home situation against a really big,
quality opponent that people could identify."
The Gators will face the Buckeyes on the road next
season.
Also on UF's early season docket are meetings with
Providence, Florida State and Alabama-Birmingham.
The Gators are scheduled to appear on national
television nine times (six more than last season), in-
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UF still not great


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org
What is greatness?
There is no dear-cut way of
answering, but that won't stop UF
from trying. Perhaps U.S. Justice
Potter Stewart said it best in 1964
when he described'pornography. as
"I know it when I see it."
"We are nowhere near a
great program. That is not
a shot at UF. That is the
reality."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

So while greatness mightbe some
kind of opposite to obscenity, the
dear consensus within the UF camp
is it doesn't see it (greatness) yet.
"We are nowhere near a great
program," Coach Urban Meyer said.
"That is not a shot at UF. That is the
reality"
For Meyer, being great is the rea-
son a coach invests all his efforts into '


a college team. In fact, he has even
formulated the steps that a program
must take to become great.
At the bottom, you have teams
with egotistical players who play for
perks or just to make it to the NFL.
Next, you have good teams
- teams on the verge of being great.
And once you've been great for a
long time, you can be called a great
program.
The Gators are still scaling this
pyramid. And while its pinnacle
- strings of championship seasons
and accountable players is still
years away, UF hopes to become a
great team sooner rather than later.
"I definitely feel a sense of ur-
gency and that we're on the verge
of getting there," senior linebacker
Earl Everett said. "Like Coach was
saying: He feels the team is heading
in the right direction. We're a lot fur-
ther this year at this point than we
were last season in all aspects. We're
almost clicking on all cylinders."
That seems to be the thinking
,here: that UF.is on the cusp.,Yet that
is exactly where it willremain unless
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 57


Jason Henry/ Alligator
Coach Urban Meyer continues his attempt to return UF football to the level of success it enjoyed in the
1990s. However, Meyer said the Gators still have a long way to go.


Donovan postpones signing


* COACH SAID HE FELT GUILTY SIGN-
ING AN EXTENSION AFTER THE TITLE.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

It's no great secret that UF coach Billy
Donovan plans to remain with the Gators
for the long haul; he's said it himself sev-
eral times.
But what's news is that Donovan de-
cided to postpone the signing of his con-
tract extension because he felt guilty about
sending the wrong message to his players.
Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey
Brewer all had the chance to be first-round
picks in the NBA Draft but passed in order
to return, and that sacrifice is the kind of
thing that Donovan wants people to focus
on.
"There is a part of me that doesn't feel
right when I see some of ourplayers make
sacrifices like they did financially to come
back and play here, and for me to take ad-
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ball team," Donovan said. "For me, I am
going to sign a long-term contract, but I am
going to do it at the right time."
Entering his 11th season as coach,
Donovan has racked up 226 wins, two
Southeastern Conference Tournament
titles and a national title.
He said he is committed to remaining at
UF for as long as he is welcome, but now is
not the proper time to sign a
new deal.
Men's "I do love the University
-.: *.i::.l. ~: of Florida," Donovan said.
"I am very appreciative be--
cause this school has done
great things for my family and me and has
always been very proactive. I would love
to be here at the University of -Florida as
long as this administration, Jeremy Foley
and the school wants me here."
He added that he would probably sign a
deal sometime in the next few months.
The Gators have also announced the
schedule for the 2006-07 season.

SEE HOOPS, PAGE 54


,f "I don't know if he's the guy who
ran for president Dukakis? but
o__ he killed us."
Ron Gardenhire
Minnesota manager, after
_. i Baltimore's Nick Markakis hit three
homers Tuesday.


Issues abound at practice


H ere are some quick-hitting
takes on recent UF football
practice developments:

+ Tailback DeShawn Wynn has
battled fever, stomach problems and
a sore shoulder throughout the past
two weeks. We have yet to verify the
rumor that while recuperating in bed,
the 238-pound Wynn tripped over his
sheets andaccidentally ingested a bowl
of spaghetti on the bedroom floor.
Coach Urban Meyer, along with
running backs coach Stan Drayton,
continues to bemoan the fact that
tailback Markus Manson runs with
his feet spaced too widely apart. Last
season, Meyer scolded Manson for
carrying the football too low. In recent
developments, Coach Billy Donovan
gave Tennessee native Lee Humphrey
a timeout for speaking with a Southern
accent. Also, the Rev. Al. Sharpton
shoved UF coach Pat McMahon into his
Hummer and blasted his "Speak with
conviction, often with attrition, even if
you just suffered an affliction," tape for
speech improvement.
+ Marcus Thomas and Joe Cohen
are behemoths. I would not be sur-
prised to hear that they patrol the Ocala
National Forest naked during their
free time, scaring all the other animals


1995: UF suspends lineman Ernie
Badeaux six games after he, "punched a
victim in the back of his head with a closed
fist." According to the police report, Badeaux
punched a stranger for no reason.


away while
scouring for
edible acorns.
Thomas'biceps
measure 24
inches around,
Louis the best on the
Anastasis team, he said.
Louis in the Bullpen Cohen looks
lanastasis@alligator.org like he swal-
lowed a whole
boar during the
off-season and has 22-inch biceps, sec-
ond on the team, according to Thomas.
Praise the Lord that Meyer has
speedsters Andre Caldwell, Reggie
Nelson and Jarred Fayson returning
punts. It always was kind of pathetic
watching Vemell Brown (don't blame
him he did everything else right)
and Chad Jackson master the 2-yard
punt return last season. Jackson specifi-
cally perfected this. His trademark was
the nonchalant fair catch. By the end of
the season, I think Jackson could pull
off a fair catch with a defender as cose
as 10 yards away.
+ Meyer continues to rave about
cornerback Tremaine McCollum. This,
I have to see to believe.
Fine, so watching McCollum prac-
tice with twin brother Jermaine might
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Meyer seeks balanced classes


FOOTBALL, from page 55

it actually survives a season having ac-
complished the necessary goals.
"I would say we have to win an SEC
championship that's where we can
start," Everett said.
Titles can define greatness on paper,
but that hardly does justice to the term.
This is because greatness does not
start with production but ends with it.
First, Meyer believes each class should be
equal in size from top to bottom.
"Great programs do not have 20
seniors then seven sophomores, eight ju-
niors, and 34 freshmen," Meyer said. "We
need 18, 18, 18, 18 to be a great program
- you will always have fluctuations in
a program flow, but not where we are at


right now."
To be great, UF must also ensure
every player grasps the responsibilities
- on and off the field asked of them.
This is why Meyer uses a Leadership
Committee comprised
of accountable players
who police the unruly
ones. This is why
Meyer insists play-
ers not discuss their
NFL potential with
the media during the
season.
Meyer Of course, having
obedientplayers who cannot play counts
for little. Fortunately for UF, it has started
to develop the necessary balance.
Said wide receiver Cornelius Ingram:
"I know we still have a ways to go, but I'
have a good feeling about it."


BULLPEN, frompage 55


qualify as cute for the first three minutes you
see them together. But the two always steered
Ron Zook's ship of "Blue-Chip Studs Who
Have Never Done Anything." I can't neces-
sarily explain why this has been the case, but
it has. You would think that after four years,
a cornerback would sort of figure out what
needs to be done: You have a receiver in front
of you, you follow him, you bat down or in-
terceptballs thrown his way. If you're speedy
- the McCollums certainly are you have
no excuses. Maybe they just haven't gotten it.
Still, if Tremaine somehow ends up starting
any game this year, I expect lightning to im-
mediately strike Markell Thompson, after


which he tries out for and makes an NFL
team.
The search is on for the next Face of
Florida Football.
Facial malfunctions seem to pose the
steepest hurdle in succeeding Vernell
Brown.
"You couldn't touch my hair," said line-
backer Earl Everett when asked if he would
clean up the dreads to be nominated.
Here's what I'd do: honor the player who
legitimately boasts the most handsome face.
My girlfriend continues to question my sex-,
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Shaq and Tyson Ritter, but I vote for Chris
Leak solely in Platonic fashion.
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Tebow ready, but should he replace Leak in pressure situations?


T im Tebow, it's time to take off the
gtraing wheels.
A series or two in the first half
against Southern Miss or mop-up duty in the
fourth quarter against Central Florida won't
give the freshman quarterback the experience
he needs.
That won't prepare him for Tennessee,
Florida State or Georgia. Tebow needs to pick
up valuhle playing time late in big games to
get something out of his first season.
First of all, UF needs Tebow to gain the
experience because he's all but been handed
the starting job for 2007 and will have to come
in this year if Chris Leak goes down.
My colleague might say giving Tebow a
series instead of Leak is absurd, but it's cear
why Coach Urban Meyer recruited him -
because Tebow can run the spread offense.
He played in a similar wide-open attack-
ing offense in high school under a former
college coach, graduated early after passing.
Pam Tebow's physics exam and has spring
and summer practices under his belt.
He's certainly not being treated like a first-
year player either.
UF allowed Tebow to skip the first sum-


Nick Zaccardi
Nick-el Coverage
nzaccardi@alligator.org


mer practice, attended
mostly by incoming
freshmen, to get ready
for the Gators' second
workout that night
with the big boys.
So let's see what
this fresh-more can do
- -and I don't mean
against Southern Miss
or Central Florida,


with a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Sure, that kind of play will help calm
Tebow's jitters. He has dreamed of playing
at the Swamp since his childhood days when
he stared at the poster of idol Danny Wuerffel
draped over his bed.
But after seven months of preparation
and two appearances that will get Meyer
more points with the fans than in the Bowl
Championship Series, Tebow should not be
handed a cap and clipboard.
When the Gators hit Rocky Top, I want
Tebow to feel the pressure knowing he will
be counted on to help the Gators win.
If he doesn't break a sweat, the training
wheels won't come off.


Y you've got to be kidding me, right?
On one hand, you have a quarter-
back who has thrown for 8,271 yards
and 65 touchdowns and quarterbacked UF
to wins against its three biggest rivals in
2005.
On thedother, you have a lefty whose most
memorable action as a Gator was throwing a
touchdown pass with his feet beyond the
line of scrimmage in the spring game.
And you're telling me that the freshman
should play in critical situations?
Don't get me wrong, I don't have a prob-
lem with Tim Tebow getting playing time.
He is the backup quarterback and getting
him some game experience is important in
case Chris Leak gets hurt.
That should be the only motivation.
Last I checked, 2006 isn't a dress rehearsal
for 2007.
Last I checked, these Gators are a le-
gitimate contender for the Southeastern
Conference championship, maybe even a
national championship.
So why in the world would you want
an inexperienced freshman playing with all
that'on the line, as opposed to a senior who


Dan Treat
Dan in Motion
dtreat@alligator.org


has started 33 games
the past three seasons
and is poised to break
almost every passing
record in school his-'
tory?
Obviously Meyer
is concerned about
the future, but he's not
going to mortgage the
present and insult the


seniors on the team who have busted their
backsides for the past four years to get his
freshman signal-caller a few plays in pres-
surized situations.
If you need evidence that early playing
time does not make or break a freshman,
consider another lefty who recently spent
his first season sitting behind an experienced
four-year starter.
In fact, he wasn't even the backup quar-
terback, but the backup holder.
That freshman played in just three games
and didn't throw one pass.
The senior was Carson Palmer, and the
freshman was Matt Leinart.
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Offensive Outlook
Expect a surprisingly good year from the Crimson Tide. Alabama
returns nine of 11 starters, though losing quarterback Brodie Croyle
to the NFL and Tyrone Prothro (broken leg) leaves openings for
new stars to shine. Sophomore John Parker Wilson, who threw 11
passes last season, will try to replace Croyle. Alabama returns All-
Southeastern Conference second-team running back Kenneth Darby
and second-team wide receiver D.J. Hall. The Crimson Tide's other
starting receiver, Keith Brown, showed promise in the Cotton Bowl by
catching five passes for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Defensive Outlook
Can you say drop off? The nation's top scoring defense in 2005 (10.7
points per game) lost seven starters. Teams won't have a field day
against the Crimson Tide, but their defense isn't staunch either.
First-team preseason All-SEC cornerback Ramzee- Robinson and
second-team linebacker Juwan Simpson anchor a unit that lost four
players to the first five rounds of the NFL Draft. But the line will act as
the strength of the defense.

Schedule
Last year's record: 10-2

2006 schedule:

Hawaii: Sept. 2
Vanderbilt: Sept. 9
Louisiana-Monroe: Sept. 16
@ Arkansas: Sept. 23
@ UF: Sept. 30
Duke: Oct. 7
Mississippi: Oct. 14
@ Tennessee: Oct. 21
Florida International: Oct. 28
Mississippi State: Nov. 4
@ LSU: Nov. 11
Auburn: Nov. 18


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QB:-C
WR: B
RB:A
OL: B
DL: C
LB: C
CB: C
S: D
Special teams: F


RB Kenneth Darby, SR.
The 5-foot-11 senior would make a great
poker player if he doesn't cut it in the NFL.
That's because he's a tough read notjust
for opposing defenses.
His quotes from SEC Media Days sound like
he'd been listening to former Yankees catcher


Yogi Berra.
"Runs that should be easy I try to make them look
hard," Darby said. "I like to have fun, so the hole may be there, but
at the same time I'm going to try to do something spectacular and
make it look hard. But nothing I ever do is hard. I make it look easy."
As baffling as that sounds, Darby has disrupted just as many
SEC defenses as tape recorder rewind buttons in his three years at
Alabama.
He is the active-career leader in the conference in rushing yards
(2,489) and with another 1,000-yard season will become the first
Crimson Tide back to post three consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns.
He is.seventh on Alabama's career rushing list, 1,076 yards behind
Shaun Alexander's school career rushing record.
But enough with the statistics. Darby's presence might mean the
most. Having the senior-play behind quarterback John Parker Wilson
will take pressure off the passing game.
"If he's on his game, we're a much better football team; we're a
much more dangerous football team," Alabama coach Mike Shula
said. "We're going to need that, week in and week out."


Alabama will ROCK because John Parker Wilson has help around him. Kenneth Darby can be counted on
for 1,000 rushing yards and receivers D.J. Hall and Keith Brown will prove reliable.

Alabama will GET ROLLED because expectations are too high. Bear Bryant isn't coaching. Mike Shula is.
Croyle isn't playing quarterback. An inexperienced sophomore is. The nation's top defense isn't returning.
A mediocre one is.


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Offensive Outlook
A risky enterprise. The word crapshoot comes to mind. At quarterback,
two veterans will try to fight off freshman phenom Mitch Mustain,
whose former high school coach has taken over as the Razorbacks'
offensive coordinator. Casey Dick had the leg up in training camp,
but missed several practices with a bad back. In his absence, Robert
Johnson split first-team snaps with Mustain. Darren McFadden's rise
to become an All-Southeastern Conference running back halted when
he dislocated a toe in a fight outside a club. He could miss the first
month of the season.

Defensive Outlook
The country may find out how much the defense has improved
in Arkansas' opener against Southern California. Last year, the
Razorbacks gave up 70 points to the Trojans. This season, Sam
Olajubutu leads a revamped linebacker corps. Jamaal Anderson
should take over as the top defensive end. At the other end spot,
Anthony Brown returns from a knee injury. Tackles Marcus Harrison
and Keith Jackson form one of the best tandems in the SEC. Chris
Houston returns as a shutdown cornerback alongside Matterral
Richardson.

Schedule
Last year's record: 4-7

2006 schedule:.

Southern California: Sept. 2
Utah State: Sept. 9
@ Vanderbilt: Sept. 16
Alabama: Sept. 23
@ Auburn: Oct. 7
Southeast Missouri State: Oct. 14
Mississippi: Oct. 21
Louisiana-Monroe: Oct. 28
@ South Carolina: Nov. 4
Tennessee: Nov. 11
@ Mississippi State: Nov. 18
LSU: Nov. 24


Football Preview

Position Grades
QB: C
WR: C
RB: B
OL: B
DL: C
LB: B
CB: B
S: C
Special teams: C


Impact Player Spotlight
LB Sam Olajubutu
*The senior posted 118 tackles and 4.5
sacks last year, but it's understandable if
the casual fan can't correctly pronounce his
name.
For one thing, his last name isn't conventional
it has three Us. It also may be tough to notice
Shim in the stadium or on the TV screen because
of his undersized 5-foot-9frame.
He's Arkansas senior linebacker Sam Olajubutu, a preseason first-
team All-SEC pick. C -
And Olajubutu which can be shortened to 'Butu thinks he
should be a household name.
"I think I'm up there with the best of them," he said of the top SEC
linebackers.
And why not?
The weak-side defender finished third in the SEC in tackles last
season, earning honorable mention All-America honors.
"Sam Olajubutu has been the heart and soul of our defense,"
Arkansas coach Houston Nutt said. "I love his leadership. He's taken
ownership of our team."
Little of the blame for the Razorbacks' 4-7 record last season can
be placed on Olajubutu.
He racked up 14 tackles against Southern California, 16 at
Alabama and 18 against Auburn, all Arkansas losses.
"You got to look through the height; you got to look to the heart,"
Nutt said. "He has a big, big heart. I love his work ethic, his attitude.
It's contagious."


Arkansas will ROCK because it caught a break in scheduling. Sure, the Razorbacks open with Southern
California, but at least they host the Trojans this year. They skip UF and Georgia, instead playing Utah
State, Southeast Missouri State, Louisiana-Monroe and Mississippi at home.

Arkansas will GET ROLLED because nobody can lead the offense. The constant pressures of a three-
pronged quarterback controversy will haunt whoever takes the snaps. Running back Darren McFadden
has character and health issues and receiver Marcus Monk took a step down in 2005 after a fabulous
freshman season.


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Gators stamp their passports


By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Several members of the UF volleyball team
mixed a little business with pleasure this summer
when they experienced life outside of the Gator
Nation as members of various national teams.
Sophomore Kelsey Bowers and redshirt fresh-
man Kristina Johnson traveled with the USA Selects
teamto Argentina with UF assistant head coach
Nick'Cheronis from May 30 through June 10.
Besides playing volleyball, Bowers said she had
time to go shopping and visit the cities of Mendoza
and Buenos Aires.
"It was awesome. It was just so cool to
get some playing experience with some
really great players from other schools,
and then just to see New Orleans."
Marcie Hampton
UF volleyball player

She also attended an outdoor picnic with Johnson
on their last day there and experienced salsa dancing
from afar.
"They actually picked people out of the crowd,
and I luckily was not chosen," Bowers said. "It
would have been- a scene. We were both sitting in
the comer like, 'Gosh don't pick us,' but it was fun
to watch."
Junior Angie McGinnis packed her bags and
headed to Colorado Springs, Colo., to train with the
USA National Team from mid-May until the end of
June.
Unlike her teammates, McGinnis didn't have the
luxury of free time to experience much besides vol-
leyball.
"They. practice twice a day from 8 a.m. until 12
p.m., and then they have a couple-hour break, and
then you have another three-hour practice in the
afternoon and then you lift and condition after that,"
she said. "So you basically eat, sleep and play vol-
leyball You get Sundays off, but then you want to
sleep.i
Meanwhile, juniors Marcie Hampton and Kisya
Kilingsworth traveled with Coach Mary Wise to
New Orleans to compete on the USA Volleyball
National A2 Team from May 22 to May 30.
"It was awesome," Hampton said. "It was just so
cool to get some playing experience with some really


great players from other schools, and then just to see
New Orleans."
Hampton was humbled by the experience since
much of the area is still recovering from the destruc-
tion Hurricane Katrina caused in August 2005.
"A lot of places were unlivable," she said. "You
could still see so much damage. It was really sad, and
you kind of feel like everyone's forgotten about it be-
cause it was a year ago, but it's still so bad."
While their teammates were scattered about the
globe, two Gators players experienced summer
bummers.
Freshman Janine Williams hurt her knee at the
High Performance Tournament in July and had to
undergo surgery. She is still recovering and was un-
able to compete in the Orange and Blue Scrimmage
on Saturday.
"It's too bad because she had worked so hard
- enrolling in school in January and putting herself
in a position to see lots of playing time," Wise said.
Junior Kari Klinkenborg kept her company on the
sidelines since she is still recovering from an ankle
injury she sustained during Christmas break.
"With every injury, you can't predict exactly the
time frame, but we really thought [Klinkenborg
would] be back by this point," Wise said. "If we have
her by the start of the [Southeastern Conference sea-
son]; if she's completely healthy with an ankle which
she's never played on, it'll be worth it."
The duo was sorely missed by their teammates
during the scrimmage.
"You could tell so badly they want to be playing,"
Hampton said. "I've been injured before, and I know
it sucks to watch people play because you want to be
out there playing, too. I think they'll come back just
as strong as ever, so we're excited to get them back."
CHILLING WITH THE HOMES: Of the 13 players
on UF's roster, four attended high school in the
Gainesville area.
Williams, Hampton and freshman Elyse Cusack
attended P.K. Yonge while Bowers graduated from
Gainesville High.
"When we first arrived here back in the early
1990s, what we hoped was that we could recruit in
Florida and that there would be enough talent in the
state of Florida to help us win SEC Championships,"
Wise said. "Little did we know at the time that we
would be talking about talent on this side of 39th
Avenue to help us win an SEC Championship. We're
pretty excited about the Gainesville natives who will
be playing in the O'Connell Center."


Tim Casey/ Alligator
With seniors Jane Collymore and Rachel Engel gone and Kari Klinkenborg
injured, UF will rely heavily on Marcie Hampton (above).


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