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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 7
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
Free T-shirts commemorate wrong year
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
As an avid Gators football fan,
UF student Steve Galantis knew
his beloved team never scored any
touchdowns in the year 26.
But according to his new Gators
T-shirt, which Galantis picked up
with a football ticket Tuesday, UF's
renowned team was slated for a sea-
son that very year.
"I was just kind of shocked,"
said the chemistry junior, who re-
ceived his shirt for free as a Gators
season-ticket holder. "What kind
of screening processes were these
shirts put through before they were
This is the second year that
PepsiCo, which has a contract'
with UF, has given out free Gators-
themed T-shirts to UF students with
season tickets. Last year's shirts
featured the number 2005 printed in
Roman numerals, but at the bottom
of the new shirts are the numerals
XXVI which translate to 26, not
Mark Gajda, UF's student-ticket
manager, said about 21,500 T-shirts
were printed with the error. The first
batch of students arrived to pick up
their tickets and T-shirts at Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium on Tuesday.
About 20 percent of the shirts
had been given out before students
and UF staff members at the stadi-
um spotted the error, said Mike Hill,
who oversees market-
On ing for the University
After the mistake
was pointed out, officials halted
distribution of the shirts. In addition
to the wrong Roman numerals, Hill
added, the T-shirts also featured a
Pepsi logo with inverted colors.
"That was a printing error," Hill
said of the incorrect globe logo ap-
pearing on: the-shirts. "The proof
was correct for that, and the printer
made an error."
The leftover shirts will be sent
back to Pepsi's T-shirt printer, Hill
SEE T-SHIRTS, PAGE 8
Boxes of misprinted T-shirts are wrapped up to be hauled away in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Wednes-
day. The T-shirts were supposed to be handed out with student tickets.
Friends, family mourn
By STEPHANIE GARRY and JAMES
Alligator Staff Writers-
Carmen Valero-Aracama went walk-
ing with her husband in the shaded
bamboo clusters of Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens on Saturday. She returned there
Wednesday to mourn his death.
More than 100 people followed a
winding garden path and trudged across
dewy grass to gather in remembrance
of McNair Bostick, 34. Bostick was fa-
tally injured on his bike Sunday evening
when a car struck him on Southwest
Florida Highway Patrol did not re-
turn repeated calls Wednesday, but the
driver of the vehicle, who FHP identified
to The Gainesville Sun as Andrew C.
Day, 18, said he had "no comment at this
time on the advice of the county" when
reached at his home.
* UF defensive line-
men Ray McDonald
(left) and Marcus
careers. Now, the
hope to finish col-
lege with a bang.
See story, pg. 31.
At the memorial, mourners gathered
in a semicircle around the Bostick and
Valero-Aracama families, who sat in
plastic chairs and took turns telling sto-
ries about the UF agricultural engineer-
ing doctoral student. With no podium,
stage or microphone,
they each stood to
describe Bostick. He
was a man, they said,
who loved plants
and his family.- es-
pecially his 10-month
old son, Luca more
Bostick than anything else.
"He was such a
wonderful husband," Carmen said. "He
loved me so much."
She said her husband would care for
Luca in the mornings while she caught
up on sleep. Balancing his son on his hip,
he watered his garden and waved to the
SEE BOSTICK, PAGE 8
Qualifying process begins
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Each of Student Government's newly
registered political parties is hoping to
run a full slate of senators for the Fall
election, giving 'students 141 chances to
get involved in SG.
But first, those students must sign up
for the chance to run.
The qualifying process for SG elections
begins today at 9 a.m. in the Reitz Union
and will last until 5 p.m. Students can
continue signing up Friday and Tuesday.
Anyone hoping to run must fill out
a form and a waiver to allow for "an
administrator or university official" to
review his grade point average, said
Supervisor of Elections Brian Aungst. SG
hopefuls are required to have a minimum
overall GPA of 2.0 and be registered as a
Earlier this year, two top SG executives
resigned from their positions because
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UF's first home foot-
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their grades were not high enough to
meet university standards.
After signing up to run, students
must decide whether to make a bid as an
independent candidate or with a party.
Each party will have a room dedicated to
interviewing potential candidates for the
"I personally think it's unfair to
create a platform at this time
that's made up by a few party
Swamp Party leader
Swamp Party leader Keith Hardwick
is among several Swamp officials who
will be holding interviews with Senate
and vice presidential hopefuls for the
The Swamp Party has not yet released
SEE SLATING, PAGE 8
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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
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Business Courtyard, 5 p.m.
The Business Administration
College Council hosts a stu-
dent -organization fair for
students of any major to meet
leaders of business organiza-
tions and business students.
Free pizza and soda provided.
Ham Museum, 5 p.m.
Free admission to the mu-
seum, open late, with catered
UPD has open house today
The University Police are offer-
ing free pizza and ice cream along
with safety information today.
UPD's Community Services
Division is holding the open house
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at its head-
quarters on the comer of Newell
Drive and MuseumRoad.
The open house is a part of
UPD's effort to provide students
with personal and property safety
information, according to the press
Radio station WYKS will be at
the open house, and free pizza,
soda and Ben & Jerry's ice cream
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Action Party sets goals
Under the weather
Chemistry junior Eric Toeder wipes sweat from his brow and shields the rain
with a newspaper while waiting in line for football tickets Wednesday. Tropical
Storm Ernesto weakened and brought slight rainfall to the Gainesville area.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Student Government's newly registered
Action Party attempted to reach out to stu-
dents Wednesday evening by holding an
informational forum about the Student
Senate and party goals.
About 25 students attended the hour-
long forum in the Reitz Union, where party
officials described SG's three branches,
how to get involved in the organization
and what it takes to become a student
Party officials explained their ideals of
fiscal responsibility and relevance within
SG, and they also went over the Action.
platform and a proposed student bill of
Forum leaders emphasized that their
event represented the first time an SG po-
litical party had compiled a platform and
party goals by the first day of campaign-
ing, which was Wednesday.
No officials from competing parties
Swamp and Pants attended the forum.
Swamp Party leader Keith Hardwick de-
clined to comment about the forum during
a phone interview.
Action President Thomas Jardon said
in an interview that in order to spread
the word about his party and its platform,
more informational forums must be held.
"I'd like to hold one of these at every
residence hall location on campus," Jardon
said. "To target off-campus students, we
could co-host pool parties with some
of the major apartment complexes in
The party plans to publicize its plat-
form and proposed bill of rights across
campus in a variety of ways, said Action
Party Chairman Ryan Nelson. Officials
will distribute information by posting on
the party's Facebook.com group page,
sending press releases to local newspapers
and handing out glossy fliers to students
"I'd like to hold one of these at
every residence hall location on
Action Party president
Gavin Baker, a Unite Party senator who
also helped draft Action's platform and
proposed bill of rights, said it's important
to inform students about party goals.
"Always, campaigns are about the
same things: the name, logo, candidates
and a pithy slogan," Baker said. "On our
shirts, we're hitting on the ideas of our
Nicole Bennett, an advertising junior
who attended the forum because Baker
invited her to the event through Facebook,
said she admired Action's ideas and
planned to volunteer with the campaign.
"I like their platform, the bill of rights
and the fact that they want to make SG
open to all students," Bennett said.
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By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
An organic agriculture major is
debuting this Fall at UF, becoming
one of only three such programs in
The increasing demand for
organic food, which is produced
without any chemicals or artifi-
cial pesticides, has clashed with a
decrease in experienced workers
in the industry, UF professor Dan
"With Florida being such a
large producer of horticul-
tural products, we really
hope to meet the needs
of the industry by hav-
ing more students in-our
Coordinator for the horticultural
"Our intention is putting job-
ready students out on the market-
place that can meet that demand,"
said Cantliffe, the chairman of the
horticultural sciences department.-
There are thousands of acres
where organic citrus is grown in
Florida, he said, making UF an ide-
al university to house the program.
The other two institutions that
offer similar majors this Fall are
Colorado State University and
Washington State University.
Three students are enrolled for
this semester in UF's program, said
Melissa Webb, the academic sup-
port services coordinator for the
horticultural sciences department.
"With Florida being such a large
producer of horticultural products,
we really hope to meet the needs of
the industry by having more stu-
dents in our major," she said.
Cantliffe said he hopes that in
two years or so, there will be about
30 students in the program.
Webb said, "We'd be thrilled
with 100 students if we can get
About 12 students are enrolled
in the organic agriculture minor,
which started last Fall.
Webb said that while the depart-
ment is using its Web site and other
means to get the word out about
the major, the program's attributes
probably speak for themselves.
"We really think our courses
are probably going to be the No. 1
draw," she said.
Many consumers believe organic
food is healthier or even tastes bet-
ter than food grown by traditional
methods, though both views are
unproven, Cantliffe said.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 5
Roadwork halted on game day
By DREW HARWELL
Gator football fans may have to
sit in traffic.on the way to Saturday's
football game, but it won't be due
to the road construction on West
Chip Skinner, spokesman
for the Florida Department of
Transportation, said the construc-
tion that has closed a lane on the
avenue will stop Friday afternoon
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Andrew Stanfill / Alligator
Traffic stalls in the westbound lanes of University Avenue as it approaches
the construction at the intersection with Gale Lemerand Drive.
for the busy weekend of the first
Gators' football game of the season.
The project will continue
Monday and will pause again the
following Friday for the Gators
game against the University of
The project, which began in
August 2005, includes rebuilding
the Hogtown Creek Bridge, resur-
facing and widening parts of West
University Avenue, and adding
sidewalks on both sides of the av-
enue, Skinner said.
He also said a traffic signal is
being installed at the merging of
West Newberry Road and West
But for some drivers the project,
which has brought traffic to a crawl,
has only been a headache.
Beth Thornton, a UF Foundation
employee, said she got to work 15
minutes late Wednesday because of
the lane closures.
She said she routinely encoun-
ters heavy traffic near the intersec-
tion of West University Avenue and
Gale Lemerand Drive.
Cari Ealey, a UF senior, said the
lane closure was not a problem
during the summer when fewer
students were in Gainesville.
But now, she says, the lane clo-
sure has caused West University
Avenue to be "always backed up."
The state and federally funded
project has cost $16.2 million,
Skinner said, approximately
$600,000 more than the original
The extra money was spent on
the redesign of the Hogtown Creek
Bridge and some conflicts with util-
The project is scheduled to end
in the spring of 2007.
to be spruced
By DOMINICK TAO
Weeds, trash and crumbling fences are the first
things some visitors see when they roll into Gainesville
on one of its several main entry roads something city
officials want to change.
The Gainesville City Commission, wary of giving
visitors a negative first impression, recently approved
a plan called Gainesville Clean and Green to dean up
the major gateways into Gainesville.
"Our main entry corridors don't often convey the
best image," said city spokesman Bob Woods. "We
want to take pride in these areas."
The project, still in its early stages,
Local will tackle the problem of keeping city,
News county and private property around
main entry roads, like West Archer Road
and U.S. Highway 441, in good condition.
Although Woods acknowledged other areas in the
city need resources to look presentable, such as East
Gainesville, he doesn't expect Clean and Green to di-
vert funds from other beautification projects.
He said the city plans to accomplish this objective
in part by coordinating city and county maintenance
standards, which often differ.
A longstanding obstacle to keeping these areas
dean has been private property owners near entry
roads who show disinterest in maintenance, accord-
ing to a city document. Privately owned fences lining
some entry corridors have been left to deteriorate, ac-
cording to the document.
Teresa Scott, head of Gainesville's Public Works
Department, said one potential tool to cut down on
disheveled-looking private property is new city or-
Mickie Mackenzie, executive director of Keep
Alachua County Beautiful, said her organization plans
to participate in the project.
Although no timeline is set, Mackenzie said volun-
teers in Keep Alachua County Beautiful plan to begin
work in south Gainesville by improving medians on
PepsiCo grants $1.1 million for UF's obesity research
* THE GRANT ALLOWS FOR
By KEN SCHWENCKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
A UF psychology professor on
a mission to improve America's
eating habits will be joined by the
makers of Pepsi.
On Tuesday the PepsiCo
Foundation announced. a $1.1 mil-
lion grant to professor Carolyn
Tucker's Family Health Self-
Empowerment Project, which aims
to reduce obesity among minorities.
"This program was particularly
interesting to us because it provides
an alternative model to individual
change," PepsiCo spokeswoman
Lynn Markley said.
The project, set to begin in
September, will focus on promoting
healthy lifestyle choices to minori-
ties, according to a UF press release.
Latin communities over-in-
dex in obesity."
"African-American and Latin
communities over-index in obesity,"
said Markley. "We need to provide
tools to help these communities
change their lifestyles to become
The program was initially set to
involve families from Gainesville
and Ocala, but the grant will allow
Tucker to extend her work to more
than 600 volunteer families across
the United States.
Participants will monitor their
food intakes, activity levels and
television habits, and attend five
workshops addressing healthy
preparation of ethnic food, stress
and depression management.
"The workshops are the first of
their kind in that they will involve
families teaching families and ad-
dress the big problem of getting
motivated and staying motivated,"
Tucker said in the press release.
A potential outcome of the proj-
ect is a DVD of the workshops for
"We believe we are part of the so-
lution, and through these grants we
hope to make a difference in these
communities," Markley said.
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Get your free books
online while they last
Bookstores, eat your heart out.
On Wednesday, Google Book Search which allows
users to read entire books online began offering free
downloads of undergraduate staples like "Pride and Prejudice,"
"Hamlet" and Machiavelli's "The Prince."
Most of the books available on Google Book Search come
from university libraries that agreed to go digital. The University
of California, for example, contributed 34 million books earlier
this month. UF isn't a part of the project, but it should be.
Everybody loves free stuff, but college students who read
more books and make less money than almost anyone have
an especially good reason to use this new tool. Imagine keeping
just half of the money you spend on books. Y could buy a lot
of stuff with all that cash. Okay, a lot of beer. But we're getting
off the subject.
Sadly, a group of copyright holders is suing Google for in-
fringing on their intellectual property rights. Damn those copy-
right holders. They took away Napster, they took away "The
Grey Album," and now they're coming for your free books.
Here at the Alligator, we don't know if Google Book Search
is 100 percent legal or not. We're not lawyers. But we say, get
your free books while the getting's good. Just be careful.
Hopefully, we won't have to run a story someday about
students facing humongous fines, prison time or a firing squad
for illegally downloading a book. But who knows? The music
industry has turned plenty of Napster fiends into horrifying
cautionary tales. There's no reason Barnes & Noble couldn't do
the same thing.
For now, we just hope that Google Book Search that's
books.google.com, people gives students everywhere a fair
chance in the everlasting battle between college bookstores and
decent human beings. Come on $25 for 100 pages? We de-
serve better than that.
In praise of TAs
Ah, teaching assis-
tants. TAs. What
would UF be with-
out them? Just imagine the
chaos: classes untaught, tests
ungraded, professors emeriti
crying because their diapers
need changing. What a
It's no secret that UF de-
pends on graduate students
to function. Does it hurt our
standing in the college rank-
ings? Probably. But tenured
professors aren't exactly
dying to teach introduc-
tory classes. Besides, for the
most part, TAs do a pretty
Not that you'd know it
from the paychecks they
get. At UF, some TAs make
as little as $8,000 a year -
not much, even for a gradu-
ate student. By comparison,
a fry cook at McDonald's
makes about $12,800 a year
before taxes. And he gets
If UF expects graduate
students to keep teaching
and doing research like
bona fide professors and
they do, Top 10 or no Top
10 then the university
should pay TAs a decent
It wouldn't even cost
much. With the money UF
spent on its branding cam-
paign last year, you could
give every TA in, say, the
history department a $2,000
raise and still have a few
thousand dollars left over.
But then, all TAs do for
UF is teach. The brand-
ing campaign, on the
other hand, made UF the
"Foundation for The Gator
Nation." If that's not money
well spent, what is?
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Tuition hikes hurt out-of-staters most
'm excited. One of my best friends from Georgia will be
attending UF with me next year. If he can, that is. You
see, as much as he would love to be here, and although
he's certainly qualified, there remains one major obstacle
to his attending UF: money.
My friend falls into that ambiguously defined (and
constantly put-upon) group of people known as the
middle class: I belong to the same group, and so do
Our parents don't make enough money to pay for
100 percent or sometimes even half of our col-
lege expenses. But we're not scraping the bottom of the
barrel either, so the government won't be helping us
To qualify for Federal Pell Grants, two-earner.house-
holds must make below $30,000 a year in most circum-
stances. But the average American worker earns more
than $37,000 a year. That's not a lot, but it's enough to
deny his kids government assistance for college.
To make a long story short, we members of the mid-
dle class are screwed when it comes to getting financial
aid without going into debt. Hell, unless you're in the
top 1 percent of your high school, you can hardly get a
scholarship these days without displaying "significant
need." This is why most people spend their college
years in their home state, where tuition is cheaper.
So what does all this have to do with UF? A lot.
Recently, the state of Florida granted UF the power to
set and regulate its own tuition rates, instead of letting
the Legislature decide. Combine that new freedom with
UF President Bernie Machen's sure-to-be-expensive
quest to elevate UF into the Top 10, and you've got a
guaranteed rise in tuition. Machen and the Board of
Trustees say they'll need millions to accomplish their
Daniel goal meaning a tuition increase
.Burroughs of anywhere from $1,100 to $2,500
Speaking Out a year.
Now, if you're a Floridaresident,
this might not be particularly terrible for you. Bright
Futures probably won't pay for everything if tuition
goes up, but it will at least soften the blow. A little.
But for out-of-state students like myself, higher tu-
ition will really hurt. Thankfully, I have a scholarship
- but think about those who don't. What about the
students who want to be here, who can be here and who
already have just enough money to make it happen?
What about them?
This is just one example out of many that we should
consider before we start raising tuition willy-nilly.
I'm all for attending a Top 10 public university.
There's no denying that people look at that stuff. But
consider this: UF got to be No. 13 among public univer-
sities, which is no small feat, while keeping its tuition
under control. So why start drastically raising prices
Money, after all, is never the only solution to a prob-
lem and in the end, a ranking is just a ranking. If
UF continues to steadily improve itself, as it has over
the last couple of years, a higher ranking will come by
In the meantime, out-of-state students who bring
Gainesville some much-needed diversity and already
pay more than anyone shouldn't be discouraged
from attending UF by high tuition. We should not be so
obsessed with impressing U.S. News & World Report
that we turn, away qualified students from different
Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy and history freshman.
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Letters to the Editor
Rental fees hurt middle class too
I am disturbed by recent comments made
by City Commissioner Rick Bryant concerning
the increase in landlord rental permit fees.
In case the City Commission doesn't know
it, not all renters are students. I am one of those
renters, and I vote in Gainesville. The property
in many areas of northwest Gainesville are
seriously overvalued which, coupled with
increasing interest rates, makes it almost
impossible for many middle-class citizens to
purchase a home.
As a result, many choose to live outside
of Gainesville rather than take on the finan-
cial burden of living in the city. Now the
City Commission has chosen to increase the
financial burden of those currently renting in
Gainesville, which will force more residents
out of the city.
This is not a crackdown on renters. This is
a thinly veiled scheme to increase city revenue
without raising property taxes. If you want to
crack down on city code violators, increase the
fines for those who are violating.the codes, not
the entire population of renters in Gainesville.
Rental fees a fair compromise
After reading Dominick Tao's article in
Tuesday's Alligator concerning landlord fees,
it is quite evident that Tao failed to research
the issue prior to writing his story. Allow me
to clarify the issue and my actions.
In July, Gainesville's Community
Development Committee recommended in-
creasing the landlord permit fee from $84 to
Though I agreed that city code violations
were a serious problem, I had problems with
the massive fee increase being proposed. I
feared that the increase would be passed on to
law-abiding renters, many of whom live on a
Based upon my objection, we reworked
the proposal so that irresponsible landlords
and renters would pay more and law-abid-
ing citizens would be spared such a drastic
increase. But the city attorney informed me
that a graduated plan couldn't be used as part
of the permit fee.
So my staff proceeded to work on a pro-
gram that would encompass the Community
Development Committee's recommendations
while still working to meet the concerns that I
had raised concerning affordability. They put
together a plan that meets the needs of our
stressed neighborhoods while increasing the
fee to only $177.
To categorize me as being against all single-
family neighborhood renters flies in the face of
reality and certainly isn't warranted by my
actions. I think it was quite evident to every-
one in attendance at Monday's meeting that
I supported the proposal to place the greatest
burden on city-code offenders not renters
Gainesville city commissioner
New English faculty hires justified
I was confused by Professor Melvyn New's
comments in the Alligator on Tuesday. I am
honestly at a loss as to which recent hires in
the English department are "insane."
Was it the African and African-American
studies professors? The new media professor?
Perhaps the new children's literature hire? Or
maybe our hire of another professor focusing
on gay and lesbian studies?
Perhaps New is unaware that the depart-
ment hosts a one-of-a-kind annual conference
on comics and another on game studies to
say nothing of our well-established confer-
ences on Marxism and children's literature.
Or maybe he has not read the latest issue of
ImageTexT, the country's only peer-reviewed
journal focusing on comics and animation.
But what I find truly dismaying is that New
blamed the current budget crisis on efforts to
foster exciting research in these underfunded
fields. To publicly upbraid his colleagues
seems as unprofessional as it is unwarranted.
Bike riders' manifesto
While Jessica Holland's guest column
Wednesday did touch on several valid points,
I'm rather concerned by her comments to "ig-
norant bicycle riders."
Those of us who pedal are grateful for the
bike lanes throughout Gainesville. However,
bicycle traffic is not restricted to these lanes,
which are sometimes sporadic. Though le-
gally considered drivers, we bicyclists may
travel via sidewalk, and we have all the rights
and duties applicable to pedestrians.
More importantly, regular car traffic often
decides to use bike lanes as turning lanes, an
extra shoulder or even parking spots mak-
ing bike lanes dangerous to bike riders. These
lanes are also one-way, so if a cyclist needs to
make a left turn, he or she must either risk
waiting in traffic or temporarily travel the
somewhat safer sidewalks.
Maybe those inconvenienced pedestrians
should take note of this while they strut across
town, ignoring both bicycle and motorized
traffic with headphones over one ear and a
cell phone to the other.
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Surgical luminary to join medical school's staff
New director a front-runner in transplant surgery
By LINDSEY FRANCO
A top researcher and surgical director at
the University of Virginia recently joined the
highest ranks of the UF College of Medicine's
Dr. Curtis Tribble has been named vice
chairman of the department of surgery and
chief of its division of cardiothoracic surgery.
Tribble will oversee the entire department
of surgery and train high-level medical stu-
dents practicing cardiothoracic surgery, which
is surgery of the heart, lungs or throat. In 1991,
he helped perform the first lung transplant in
the state of Virginia.
"One of the things I've always had a pas-
sion for is trying to improve the kind of care
we deliver to our patients," Tribble said.
He said his primary goal at UF is to op-
timize surgeon-patient relationships and
empower patients to take an active role in
Tribble will also spearhead research stud-
ies, and he is currently focusing on a study
involving artificial heart pumps that resemble
the insides of jet engines. .
William Cance, chairman of UF's depart-
ment of surgery, said he was "ecstatic" that
Tribble joined the UF staff.
"Curtis is the most highly sought-after
division chief in cardiovascular surgery in the
country," Cance said of his new colleague.
Cance said the former
UF UVA luminary nabbed
Research virtually every education
and teaching award at the
Tribble has extensive clinical and academic
experience in the field. After graduating from
the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine,
he began postdoctoral training at UVA and
served on the faculty there for 19 years. He
helped launch the university's heart-trans-
plant program and has served as its surgical
director for the past 18 years.
"I really came from a great university com-
munity, world-renowned for its academic
village, and I'm looking forward to using
that philosophy and that environment here,"
Tribble will soon guide aspiring surgeons
and dive into medical research, but for now he
is discussing collaboration efforts with other
UP faculty, recruiting lab groups and listening
to the Red Hot Chili Peppers on his iPod Nano
in his leisure time.
UF student described at garden memorial as loving husband, father
BOSTICK, from page 1
neighbors from their campus home
at University Village South.
After earning her doctoral degree
last year, Carmen decided to stay
home with Luca. She would report
to Bostick during the day about the
child's developments, like when he
learned to eat Cheerios.
Carmen said she would look at
her son every day and remember
"My heart is broken, but I have a
beautiful son to help me carry on,"
Bostick's father, Welch, described
in the storytelling drawl of a South
Carolinian how a troubled, aimless
boy grew into a passionate man. In
high school, his parents hired tutors
for him. In college, he shocked them
by tutoring other students in math.
He discovered his passion for plants
when he served as an environmen-
tal counselor at a summer camp in
Bostick later studied in Japan.
"That's where he met -" Welch
said, fiddling with his cane and cry-
ing, "his lovely bride-to-be."
Bostick hated to wear a coat and
tie, his father said, which fit his ca-
reer in agriculture well. But when he
married Carmen in her homeland
of Spain, he wouldn't sit down for
fear of wrinkling his suit, said his
mother, Sara Jane.
Bostick's wedding day was one
of the two proudest moments in his
life, along with the birth of his son,
Sara Jane said. The third would have
been earning his doctoral degree.
Julie, Bostick's older sister, came
to Gainesville with her family
after her brother's death. She told
the crowd about their childhood
together in Greenville, S.C.: their
typical love/hate relationship,
climbing the giant magnolia tree in
their grandmother's backyard and
sledding when it snowed.
Just lately, Julie said she had
taken up cycling. When they rode
together, he avoided high-traffic
"He was so careful," Julie said.
"He was looking out for his family"
James W. 'im" Jones, his major
professor, said Bostick set himself
apart by becoming an unassuming,
steady leader in the lab.
"We'll all miss him, but we'll
remember him dearly," Jones said.
"He'll always be my student in my
Bostick's department will discuss
bike safety in Frazier Rogers Hall,
Room 122, at 1 p.m. Friday.
Parties hope to run full list of candidates in elections, boost involvement
SLATING, from page 1
a platform for the Fall election, to be held
Sept. 26 and 27.
"I personally think it's unfair to create
a platform at this time that's made up by a
few party leaders," he said.
But Action Party leader Tommy Jardon
said he wants students to interview with
the party because of its platform.
He said students should join a party
for its ideals and not simply because they
know people who work for the group.
Unlike the Swamp and Action parties,
the Pants Party is looking for students
the more mainstream parties may find
"We're not just looking for people who
think SG is a joke," party leader Jordan
Carney said in the release. "We want those
who aim to be the joke of SG."
the most qualified and responsible candi-
The standards are different for the
"Be fun, be genuine, be anything you
want to be," Carney said in the release.
"Just so long as you're not an unpleasant
Swamp and Action are both looking for person who sucks at life."
Pepsi to replace free shirts
for student ticket holders
Kate Devine, farm service supervisor at Morningside Nature Center, harvests field corn Wednes-
day morning. Field corn grown there is not meant for human consumption, but for the animals
on their living history farm.
TSHIRTS, from page 1
said, and all students with sea-
son tickets will receive corrected
shirts by the end of September. In
the meantime, students can still
pick up their football tickets.
"No one lost their lives here.
It was a T-shirt production error,"
Hill said. "The athletics asso-
ciation is not out any money, and
neither are students."
Pepsi will pay for all the
new T-shirts, which Hill said
would probably be given out the
week before the Gators football
game against the University
of Alabama. That match-up is
scheduled for Sept. 30.
Hill added that he did not
know how much money the T-
shirt error will cost Pepsi, and
officials from the company could
not be reached Wednesday.
The soft-drink giant signed
a multi-million dollar contract
with UF in 2005, but Hill said the
Gators T-shirts have nothing to
do with it.
"This is above and beyond
their agreement with the
University of Florida," he said. "I
think what's disappointing is that
Pepsi, who is a tremendous part-
ner of the University of Florida,
is in a position where it has to
spend these additional dollars to
correct the mistake."
Hill said the company's ad-
vertising group designed the
shirts, which feature two UF foot-
ball helmets facing each other.
The UAA's marketing de-
partment reviewed the T-shirt
design in April, he said, but no
one noticed the error in Roman
"I would term this as a collec-
tive mistake and a failure in the
proofing process," Hill said.
But even the corrected shirts
are not guaranteed to please
Henry Avendano, a UF mar-
keting junior who picked up a
football ticket Tuesday, said he
preferred last year's Gators T-
shirt design to the new one.
"This year, it doesn't even
have 'Swamp Things' written
on it," Avendano said, referring
to the name of Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium's student section.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
Velveteen Pink to play free show
Their synth-pop funk grooves
make me want to slap booties and
pull hair. In fact, some songs sound
like they are the long-lost sound
track to some seedy '70s skin flick
starring Dirk Diggler.
Perhaps it's unwise of
Gainesville's City Commission to
allow Velveteen Pink to perform
Friday night in the
"Let's Go Downtown"
Plaza Series, but noth-
ing can be done to
stop it now.
"The show down-
town is going to be
hot and sweaty," said
singer Timothy J.
Deaux has a powerful lust for
"I love her and consider myself
a lucky man to be involved," Deaux
explained. "She's like the faithful
mistress who waits up late for you
to come home and make love to her
in the middle of the night. One day
I will miss her dearly. But for now,
I'll enjoy our time together."
The thought of the quartet gy-
rating and swaying back and forth,
dripping with perspiration to their
sultry, sexed-up grooves as small
children and geriatrics gaze in con-
fused wonderment is a frightening
vision to wrap my brain around.
Though they might not be
Gainesville's most talented collec-
tion of musicians, they are perhaps
the best-known and most-adored.
They'veonly been together since
April 2005, but they have wasted
no time garnering attention. Just
months after forming, Velveteen
Pink won Gainesville's vaunted
Battle of the Bands competition.
Its initial success had a lot to do
with the band members' balance
and belief in each other.
"We are a close-knit team and
have an incredible amount of con-
fidence in each other's potential,"
Their act is chock-full of gim-
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micks, such. as matching outfits
and nose-candy sunglasses. But the
gimmicks don't appear contrived;
rather, they seem natural expres-
sions of the group's collective
personality. The band is a bit hard
to take seriously. But I don't think
brooding, punk/emo seriousness is
the carrot they're chasing.
Besides, in an
industry full of tal-
ent chomping at the
bit to crack into the
mainstream, a gim-
mick isn't a bad way
to market oneself and
- Plaa, leave a lasting impres-
sion on viewers.
The band gauges
the success of its
performances on the size and lon-
gevity of the crowd on the dance
floor, as well as by how much fun
the band's members have while
Their appearance on mtvU cer-
tainly gave them a higher profile.
"It was fun, but we never saw
anything coming of that," said
drummer Nicholas Robbins, 23.
"We're not an MTV band. We're
a dirty, gigging road band. You
always think those kind of things
could maybe help you out. But the
last thing we need is some punk/
emo label telling us what to do."
Maintaining artistic control and
surviving the life of a "dirty, gig-
ging road band" can bear a huge
strain on band members.
"I'd like to find a way to live off
of music before it completely sucks
the life out of me," Robbins la-
mented. "Ilove playing music, but
sometimes it don't love me back.
We like to chase gallant, mythical
stallions that can never be tamed.
Nobody's ever seen 'the perfect
show,' but we know if we're having
fun that we must be headed in the
Velveteen Pink's dance card is
full for the entire semester. They
have shows lined up nearly every
weekend. They're taking their act
1. Judge and Jury, by James Patterson and
2. Ricochet, by Sandra Brown
3. Into the Storm, by Suzanne Brockmann
4. Angels Fall, by Nora Roberts
The group has no intention of
slowing down anytime soon.
"It would be near impossible
to find a better group of players
to work with," Robbins said. "I
think we all realize that we've got
something special and that sticking
together is our best option."
Deaux is a firm believer that
their success is just the beginning.
"We all understand that in order
to come anywhere near achieving
our goals, it is going to take a lot of
sweat, pain and fear," he said. "But
we're poised and focused. We're
taking our vitamins every day."
Gainesville residents can see
Velveteen Pink's pain and fear
come to life Friday, without spend-
ing a dime. The Downtown Plaza
series is free of charge.
The mixture of rampaging
children, stunned senior citizens
and Velveteen Pink is bound to pro-
vide by far the best value in town.
"I hope some little kids don't
get hurt," Robbins joked. "When
parents bring their children to the
plaza, they like to run around and
get rowdy. It should be a good old
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10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
A call for writers
W matter how excit-
ing your relationship
Might be, if you're with
someone for any given
amount of time, you're bound
to get a little bored not that I
would know anything about that,
but it's what I've heard.
So you know
do to keep
I love hearing
about your romantic
escapades (or lack l
It's almost always incredi-
bly interesting and perplexing.
No two situations or people
are alike, and there's no end to
the amount of talking and ana-
lyzing that can be done over
even the smallest detail, which
is clearly why no popular tele-
is without its share of sexy
So you won't be surprised
to hear that I'm ready for a
change and I bet you are
I'm bored with myself,
and thanks to those who have
written, I know you have an
I would love to hear more
IcDowell from you your
opinions, your ad-
vice, your problems
and your best tips
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Improv comedy brought to Reitz
By LORI M. FINKEL
Avenue Contributing Writer
Before you pregame for the bars tonight, make sure
to do a little mental pregaming with UF's biggest and
best improve comedy group, Theatre Strike Force. The
Troupe will be performing tonight at the Orange and
Brew on the ground floor of the Reitz Union at 9 p.m.
This show, the first of the season, is expected to
run for an hour and a half and will rely entirely on
the energy of those attending, so it will be up to you
to decide just how much fun you and the rest of the
audience are going to have.
Not only is this group the largest college improve
group on campus, but also in the nation.
If you still aren't sold, keep in mind that there is no
cover to get in.
Theatre Strike Force, which began in 1989, per-
forms at least once a month. If you're worried you'll
be catching a repeat of an old show, don't be.
"Even if you've seen us perform before, it's improve
it's a different show every time," said Theatre Strike
Force President Jamison Webb.
Tonight's show is put on by the Comedians and
Lecturers Committee, a subcommittee of the Reitz
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kick into high gear by hosting more acts than ever
before and luring big names and national acts to the
union. Watch for fliers posted around campus.
The first set activity on the committee's agenda
is the hosting of a regular comedy series. On the off
nights of the board's biweekly music series, the Local
Brew, the Comedians and Lecturers Committee plans
to hold a comedy series every other week. It will be
similar to the scene found at Coconuts Comedy Club,
but this one will be geared toward UF students, and
you won't have to drive as far.
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Norsemen's live improve act Friday at 10 p.m. at the
Orange and Brew.
Though they aren't affiliated with Theatre Strike
Force, this comedy troupe contains many of the same
members and much of the same social and political
humor. Just make sure to check out the latest news
in the Alligator before you go so you'll understand
exactly what it is you're laughing at.
If you think you're funny and want to perform
your shtick in the comedy series, you can contact the
co-chair of the Comedians and Lecturers Committee,
Ryan Wierenga, at email@example.com.
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Gainesville performer experiments during shows
By SHEM FLEENOR
The world is not yet his oyster,
but Tom Miller has turned it into
He's a throwback to Dada, an
artistic movement spawned from
the ferocious horror of World War
I. Dada artists saw the concept of
humanity crumbling. As a result,
they consciously defied realism by
accentuating the absurd and the
"The worst thing about the mu-
sic scene in Gainesville is that not
too many people experiment or take
risks," said local performance artist,
"Frog," who often performs with
Miller. Frog refused to reveal his
If Miller is anything, he is an ex-
perimental risk taker.
Every Monday night at The
Shamrock Irish Restaurant & Pub,
Gainesville residents can see Miller
and his cohorts gallivanting and
prancing around the prison-cell-
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From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Miller
makes his audience squirm in their-
seats, flinch, laugh and cringe.
"I've asked countless times for
the Miller girls, but I guess we're
not good enough," he said, "They
did make a banner for the show
with my name on it, but there are
Every second of the show is de-
signed to transport the audience to
the deepest recesses of their subcon-
scious. For some, the performance
seems to be part entertainment, part
Miller once brought a live lobster
to the show. He had the audience
name and subsequently bond with
the crustacean. Then he cooked, dis-
sected and ate it in front of them.
It's been said that the purpose
of art is to provoke. Miller has the
concept down to a science.
Musically, his sound has been
shaped by a plethora of virtuosos,
from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to
He's played with some of the
world's most influential artists, in-
eluding the "Originator" of rock 'n'
roll, Bo Diddley.
He started off as aboy in Hialeah.
Miller took up the piano at age 3. He
started acting at age 15. He hasn't
looked back since. He's recorded
more than 40 discs of original mu-
In 1984, life's journey took
him north on Florida's Turnpike
to Gainesville. He immediately
integrated himself into the music
scene as the bassist for a band called
With a bass in his hands, he's
proficient in jazz, blues and rock.
But if you were to check out the
tunes posted on his MySpace.com
profile, you'd hear eclectic, soulful,
ocean, intimate, intricate jams.
His sound spans a wide spec-
trum. There are hints of African-
tribal, jazz, blues, rock and even
electronic production. His song
"Automobile" sounds like it could
be tacked on the end of an Eagles
album. His song 'Jumped" sounds
so much like Pink Floyd, you might
be tempted to simultaneously watch
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He's methodically turned his
surroundings, both animate and
inanimate, into his canvas.
Perhaps his broadest venture is
his $1 million challenge.
Anyone who has navigated
the intersection of 13th Street and
University Avenue in the past year
has seen beggars toting signs lever-
aging sympathy and human decen-
cy against cynicism and American
Eye contact seems to somehow
lead to hands digging through
pockets for loose silver.
Miller has taken this concept to a
new high or maybe low, depend-
ing on how you look at it.
He's set out to get a wealthy
benefactor to give him a cool mil-
In return, the benefactor receives
nothing other than the satisfaction of
knowing that he or she has contrib-
uted to art.
"That's $10 million in return
from the universe by way of kar-
ma," he said.
What would Miller, the strug-
gling artist, spend the money on?
"I'd use the money to live an
extravagant lifestyle, complete
with fancy cars, expensive living
arrangements, and heavy drinking
and drug use," according to his Web
site. "I'll use the money for all things
very important to a great artist. I'll
also use the money to get sex, make
art, record music and purchase lob-
An anonymous donor recently
helped him purchase a Suzuki
Boulevard motorcycle worth more
Turning his world into a canvas
is dearly starting to pay off. Miller is
confident that every artist's dream of
receiving both a long-term spiritual
and financial reward will one day
be his reality surreal as it may be.
Every Monday night at Shamrock
he receives his spiritual reward.
To date, he's holding his breath
for that seven-figure payday.
"I've actually had several inqui-
ries," he said. "Ifts only a matter of
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 13
Moefest raises funds to benefit Hippodrome Theatre
By DAVID LOW
When you think of benefit
music events, you may imme-
diately think of Michael Jackson
and other essential '80s pop stars
singing "We Are the World."
If you didn't before, well, now
you do. Sorry.
When it comes to benefiting
the Hippodrome Theatre, how-
ever, you might want to go with
a more contemporary and less
creepy method than employing
the King of Pop.
Teaming up with Common
Grounds, the Hippodrome took a
more down-to-earth approach.
Together, they arranged for a
Moefest show to give the benefit
Timo Casamassa / Alligator
Band Marino dances on stage during.Moefest, a benefit show at the Common Grounds, to raise funds
for the Hippodrome Theatre.
proceeds to the theater.
Moefest is three-day event in
which local bands play shows
in live music clubs around
Organized by booking agent
and radio disc jockey Moe
Rodriguez, Moefest is in its sixth
year of existence.
helped us out a
lot over the years," The intent w
said Michael student audi
Pensky, member of the shows [t
the local indie rock thea
band March to Chris'
May. "Moe asked Hippodrome
us to play the dire
Friday night show
and we could not refuse. We were
very excited to play at Common
Grounds, and the show was a
great success. We had many peo-
ple show up and all of the bands
The Hippodrome had been
a beneficiary of the show once
before, during the summer be-
fore the start of the Fall 2006
"The intent was to attract
student audiences to go to the
shows [to support the theater],"
said Hippodrome development
director Chris Sobbing. "We had
surprising success among stu-
dent-aged audiences, consider-
ing it was summer."
Moefest incorporated another
Hippodrome benefit with a show
at Common Grounds this past
Saturday, with a lineup featuring
Dear and Glorious
s to attract Band Marino and
nces to go to Look Mexico all
support the chosen personally
er]. by Sobbing.
bbing "Funding has
development been getting tighter
tor and tighter for
the theater," said
Sobbing. "All the
benefit proceeds went toward the
arts. We're expanding the base-
ment so we can do more shows
The Moefest Hippodrome
benefit raised about $1,200 in one
So don't let those dollars go to
waste. Get out and see a play or a
.film. Even if you're not cultured,
give off the appearance that you
are. That's all that really matters,
right? I mean, we are the world.
Let's at least make it look good.
Deli offers rare experience
Shyes,thegreatreturtoGainesville, until I discovered the joys of the 43rd
the land of orange and blue, where Street Deli & Breakfast House. There are
- we survive on ramen noodles and actually three in town, and only one is
frozen dinners. Nothing says delicious like actually on 43rd Street. But the one I en-
high sodium levels. joy most is on the south side of Williston
For those of you returning this year, Road, just west of Interstate 75.
welcome back. You might already know Now, judging by the name, one might
this column from the Summer editions think this is an ordinary sandwich shop.
of the Alligator. For those eager, bright- But it is far from it.
eyed freshmen who are just tuning in, The best thing about the 43rd Street
welcome. Deli? Well, aside from being the best place
Let me tell you that ramen noodles and in town for breakfast, it's a place where
frozen dinners are not so good for you. the waitresses still call you "hon" and
There's enough sodium in there to pre- know their regulars by name;
serve a dead cow for months. Ken Peng where the menu is filled with
Fear not though, Ken will delicious goodies, such as an
help you in your quest for ever-changing variety of stuffed
food that won't kill you ... as French toast topped with every-
quickly. -- thing you can imagine; where
For starters, there are a few you can find a dish called "The
places around campus that do ft Big Boy" on the menu. Any
a fairly decent job of satisfy- dish named after me must be
ing the stomachs of studious good, especially one that comes with eggs,
pupils. bacon, sausage, potatoes, ham and bread
Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice on the for less than $10.
comer of University Avenue and 13th If you don't feellike rolling out of bed
Street has long been a favorite for starv- early to get their breakfast and believe
ing, on-the-go students. me, it's worth it you won't have to wor-
Chipotle Mexican' Grill, across ry. The 43rd Street Deli serves breakfast all
University Avenue, is another popular day Sunday and until the early afternoon
spot, especially when they give away free every other day. So one of these weekends,
burritos. instead of waking up to your roommate's
On campus, there are the popular, but burnt eggs and soggy waffles, or making
terrible, dining halls and the Little Hall ramen, give the 43rd Street Deli a shot.
Express (which has very good fries). Then Your kidneys will thank you for it.
there are the places that are popular with Again: welcome back, dear friends,
students for who knows what reasons, but and I hope this little space in the Alligator
which serve up over-priced, not-so-ap- will help expand your culinary minds
pealing foods. I won't get into those, throughout the course of the year. Dig out-
Now I know what you freshmen are side the norm, and you will be pleasantly
saying: "Gee! I really miss mom's home surprised at what good food Gainesville
cooking!" has to offer. Except for Chinese food.
Ah yes, I know how you feel. 'Twas There's no good Chinese food in town. It's
a problem of my own not too long ago terrible, but ... that's another column.
Common Grounds, live music: Smoking Popes, Criteria, 10 p.m., $10 0 0
Books Inc., meditation classes: Sahaja Yoga meditation classes. 7-8 p.m., free
Ham Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History: Museum Nights at the Harn,
5-10 p.m., free refreshments provided, open to the public
Downtown Community Plaza, live music: "Let's Go Downtown" Plaza Series presents
Velveteen Pink, 8-10 p.m., free
The Side Bar, live music: 100.5 The Buzz and Glory Days Presents!, The Duppies, Spencer
Garn Organ Trio, DJ Hiebel, 9 p.m., $5
Tim & Terry's Music & More, live music: Weirdstock Festival featuring Adam's Out, A
Woman's Weapon, Bacon Machine, Umoja Orchestra, Jared Whitham, time to be an-
Backstage Lounge: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free
Unified Training Center, dance lessons: Tribal belly dance. 6-7 p.m.
14, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
Swamp a novel eatery
Seeing a Gator means more
than just being the cream
- of Florida's crop. It means
more than being smarter than your
cousin at Florida State University. It
means you are a part of a legend.
Especially as football season
commences, what better way to cel-
ebrate this feat than to eat
at a legendary Gainesville Nathan
Restaurant was founded
in 1994. The historic
building in which it re-
sides was built in 1915 as
the home of a UF profes-
sor. But after it burned
down in 1993, the owners restored
it, and the one of the most unique
and atmospheric college-town res-
taurants was bom.
It is just about impossible for me
to describe the menu in a few short
words because the restaurant has
such a great combination of variety
and tradition. You can start with the
basic loaded cheese fries or chicken
tenders, or you can mix it up and
A STYLE FOR EVERY STORYTM
order some of their specialty ap-
petizers such as Swamp specialty
wings tossed in a soy-butter-basil
sauce. They also have some unique
specialty drinks if you're over 21.
Their wide range of salads in-
cludes traditional garden, Greek or
Caesar salad, as well as others you
will probably never see
elaraja anywhere else: Patti's
turkey salad, which fea-
Stures homemade cran-
berry vinaigrette, and
the Bimini salad, which
includes a grilled grouper
fillet, mango salsa and
S raspberry vinaigrette.
This place knows how
to do seafood, steak and chicken.
You can get a Cuban sandwich or
a Parmesan steak sandwich with
homemade mashed potatoes for
There. Now you have every
reason to check this place out. It's
a Gainesville landmark, it's within
walking distance of just about every
dorm or hall, and its excellent service
compliments an excellent menu.
Web site promotes
poor image of self
S jogging into MySpace.com on Sundays makes me laugh.
Not a ha-ha laugh, but the kind that subconsciously pro-
tects the soul from a jolt. The laugh is a defense mecha-
nism to cover my sadness.
I spend Sundays jogging, swimming, playing a bit of soccer
Logging into MySpace on Sunday evening makes me laugh
because it's a reminder that many people spend Sundays trolling
obscure pictures of strangers.
When my brother, a struggling indie musician, introduced
me to MySpace, I thought it was great. I cover musical acts in
Gainesville, so I found it to be an efficient way to hear songs and
Shem Fleenor get some background on local talent.
I still think it's great because of that, but
I'm beginning to ask myself if MySpace is
worth the strain it puts on my soul and
Sunday now symbolizes getting ran-
Sdom "friend" requests from scantily clad
E girls flexing seductive poses. One girl
had more pictures of her ass than her face.
What does that tell you about her sense of self?
I was raised by my mother, a shy, soft-spoken woman who
worked two jobs in order for me to have the opportunity to be a
Sadly, I seem to respect women more than most women do.
There's something wrong when I'm more offended than
females are by seeing girls in bikinis being doused with cham-
It makes my heart ache.
The messages I received Sunday went as such:
Girl A calls herself, "Its all about me," (please note that she
forgot the apostrophe in it's.) She has platinum blonde hair and
sports a skimpy black bikini. The poor girl only has 137 "friends."
Ninety-five percent dudes.
Girl B, "Jasmine" looks just like girl A, only with a deeper
fake tan. She wants to give me the dubious honor of being friend
Sorry Girl B, I'm one of a kind not friend 7,500 something.
Please refrain from thinking that a tiny picture of my head
gives you the illusion of popularity, fame, friendship, solicitation
rights or whatever.
My friends are judged on simple criteria. If I have tleir phone
number memorized -they are my friend.
Sorry MySpace, but just for now, I need my space.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
kicks off at Harn
By STEPHANIE SNYDER
On Thursday night, the Ham
Museum and the Florida Museum
of Natural History kicked off the
first Museum Nights of the new
"Museum Nights is designed
to allow students access to mu-
seums after hours due to busy
schedules and whatnot," said
Tracy Pfaff, development coordi-
nator for the Harn Museum.
The event included free
food and refreshments and an
interactive -gallery talk titled
"Everything Old is New Again,"
with Ham Director of Education
Bonnie Berau. .
In her talk, Berau challenged
museum visitors with questions
about particular pieces of art.
"We come to museums .not
only to learn about art, but
ourselves," Bemau said as she
guided visitors .from Anita
Huffington's bronze sculpture
"Kore" to Stephen Antonakos'
"Ancient Athens," a piece con-
sisting of wood, neon and gold
UF freshman Cherysh Kemp, a
first-time visitor to the museum,
said that without the tour she
"wouldn't have gotten much of
"It's very enlightening and
gives you perspective on your
own personality," Kemp said.
UF graduate student Karen
Conn thought the interactive
gallery talk was "well-done" and
"I think that art is important
to know the connection to human
experience," Conn said. "You are
connected by so many degrees to
art with the knowledge that you
UF sophomore Denton Clark
was convinced to go to Museum
Nights by a group of friends.
"I'm trying to experience more
of the school," Clark said. "I
think it's really great. I wish more
people would take advantage of
the opportunity. It's free, and so
Marvin malelamien / Alligator
Chris Meyer, 22, and Rachel Ward, 21, walk through an exhibit during Museum Nights on Thursday. Mu-
seum Nights takes place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with free refreshments.
many things aren't free." Rainforest will offer free admis- works.
There will be Museum Nights sion to students with Gator 1 ID "Also, I'd be sure to tell them
events taking place throughout cards, about the free hors d'oeuvres,"
the course of the semester. In Clark said he would encour- he joked.
October, the Florida Museum age his other friends to go in the Museum Nights take place
of Natural History's Butterfly future by mentioning his favorite every Thursday night.
Tailgating easy on a budget
t all starts Saturday.
You know what I'm talking
about. The crowds, the chants, the
football, the screams, the chomps and the
most orange and blue you will ever see in
Not to mention one of the greatest aspects
of any football game: tailgating.
You'll already be donating two bits, four
bits, six bits and a dollar to the Gators, so
you'll probably have to do your tailgating
on a budget.
Whether you're new to UP or just didn't
quite master the art of tailgating last year, a
new season means it's time for a
newer, cheaper pregame strategy. Jen
First. step: Save money on food
by mooching off UF alumni. Just
because they graduated 30 years
ago doesn't mean our graduates
don't know how to preparty. Head
toward any one of the 40-foot RVs.
parked across every available
space on campus, and you'll find the big-
gest smorgasbord of tailgating essentials:
hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, sandwiches,
chili, brownies, soda and beer. Most alumni
parties are so large that you'll likely go un-
noticed as you do a keg stand or two with a
If want to host your own tailgating party,
bring what you can from home and make it
yourself. Sandwiches are easy to serve, along
with cut-up vegetables and dip made with
sour cream and dip flavoring. If you're crav-
ing cooked meat between a bun, a portable
minigrill from Wal-Mart only costs around
$30 and can last you the whole season. Buy
everything in bfilk and share with neigh-
boring tailgaters it makes the menu a lot
For beer drinkers, consider getting a keg if
your party is big enough. Forty dollars split
between 10 or more people isn't a bad price
You'll save money if you bring your own
dishes, cups and silverware, but who re-
ally wants to clean up after a football game?
Splurging on disposable plates and cups is
worth the cheap cost.
Step two: Create your own Gators gear.
An overpriced cotton polo that has a UF logo
stitched above the breast pocket isn't the only
way to show school spirit. A plain white T-
shirt with "Go Gators!" scribbled
Pfaff in permanent marker sends the
same message. As long as you're
wearing some orange and blue,
you'll blend in just fine.
S Step three: Provide your own
entertainment. Tailgating isn't
tailgating without footballs,
Frisbees and even a game of
Twister. Don't worry about bringing high-
tech equipment like miniature TVs or satellite
radios that's what our favorite RV-driving
alumni are for, remember?
Step four: Most importantly, arrive early.
There's really no money saving involved, but
getting on campus three or four hours before
the game starts is a tailgating no-brainer. As
long as you live relatively close to campus,
it's best to save money on gas and just walk
to the stadium. Traffic will be horrendous
as it is, and drivers do a different kind of
tailgating on the road the kind that pisses
Kick off this year's football season the
right way the free way. It's never been
greater to be a cheap TailGator.
Bar offers retro ambiance
By KELLY SEREIKAS
f it hasn't already, dancing in
Gainesville will get old. Every place
has the same playlist usually a
mix of the latest tunes by Beyonce and
Snoop Dogg. There's only so many
times you can "drop it like it's hot" be-
fore sending out an SOS for something
more original. It's time to be different.
Every Wednesday at The Atlantic,
you can twist, shout, shake and shim-
my to a mixture of Motown, rhythm
and blues, soul and '60s dance music
at the nightclub's weekly Twist and
My first night at Twist and Shout, I
didn't expect to know the songs, but I
found myself singing along.
And when I didn't know the
words, I just danced. While you may
hear songs you've never heard, you'll
definitely hear songs you've always
The Atlantic doesn't have the typi-
cal bar atmosphere. It's very mellow
and eclectic. They have neon beer
signs, strings of lights, unique paint-
ings, football, darts and a big-screen
Television that plays classic films on
Rather than looking for intoxicated
girls to hook up with, people are there
just to have a good time with a diverse
group of people.
You'll see trendy kids wheel up
on their bicycles (their cropped hair-
cuts and skinny jeans radiating cool),
you'll notice the quasi-trendy (their
Hot Topic'shirts not quite succeeding
at their attempts for vintage flair), and
those who really aren't very trendy at
But the judgment hierarchy holds
no ground here. We are all united for
one thing dancing. The only judg-
ment left is whether to "mash potato"
or "do the twist."
Those other clubs attract too many
guys sporting gelled hair, reeking of P.
Diddy's newest fragrance and busting
unforgivable moves. While the music
at these clubs leaves minimal -room
for creative expression, it's perfect for
groping and grinding. At The Atlantic,
on the other hand, you can express
yourself, free of pressure to get too
And don't spend too much time get-
ting ready. Come as you are. Primping
isn't necessary, because dance moves
trump designer names.
After dancing for five minutes,
sweat will seep from your every pore.
If it gets the best of you, check out the
And you might want to grab a beer
on the way out, because the bar serves
$1 pints. Remember that you "can't
buy me love," but at this price you can
afford to buy a drink for the cutie you
were dancing with.
You may be tired when they play
the final song and turn out the light,
but you'll also be wishing every night
was Twist and Shout night. This place
is more about the music and dancing
than getting trashed, so tip your bar-
tender well. You'll probably be seeing
her next week.
The Atlantic is located at 15 N. Main
St., across from The Top Restaurant.
There is a $2 cover charge for those
21 and up and $4 for everyone else.
For more information, visit The
Atlantic's Myspace.com Web page at
16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
Former Planet traded to Kuiper Belt Asteroids
By TODD PORTNOWITZ
Late on Aug. 24, Coach Earth
of the Solar System Planets made
the bold and controversial deci-
sion to trade Pluto, after 76 years
of team loyalty, to the Kuiper Belt
The Asteroids were ec-
static. Another member of team
Asteroid, Xena, remarked "It will
be a huge benefit to have another
big man on the squad, and I really
think Pluto will fit in perfectly
with our guys."
On the other side of the belt,
some of the Planets are not so
happy. Neptune whined all morn-
ing, "It can get cold out here.
Pluto was one of my closest pals.
I really wish Earth would have
brought it up with the rest of us,
you know, seen how we felt about
it. I'm going to miss him."
Coach Earth claims he's been
mulling over the trade for years,
but pressure from the fans has
caused some hesitation.
"In the end," Earth admitted,
"he just couldn't round out his
game. I know the fans are upset
that they can't use their 'my very
educated mother just served us
nine pizzas' cheer anymore, but
a solar system is only as strong
as its weakest planet, and Pluto
had to go."
(One recent suggestion for the
revamped mnemonic, submitted
by Mitch Ryder from Helena,
Mont., is "my very educated
mother just served us nothing ")
Team recruiter and astronomer
Mike Broi n w\ho picked up \ena
and Quaoar for the Kuiper Belt.
agreed with the decision clatm-
ing that ii Pluto can play for the
Planets, then there are at least 14
other guys who can do the same.
Pluto has opted not to com-
ment, staying way, way out of the
The only remark he's been
willing to make is a neutral one:
"I'm not going to change my
game. I'm going to stick to my
orbit and just keep doing what
:On the other hand, Pluto's
only moon, Charon, is irate.
"This is garbage," Charon roared.
'The Kuiper Belt Asteroids are
a bunch of chipped-up, wiped-
out, wannabe Planets. The Solar
System might as well drop us on
a boat and ship us to hell. We're
Asteroids now. You just wait until
I'm a free agent. I want revenge. I
the guide to
Cafe Gardens has been just across
from the UF Campus since 1976.
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
wine tastings 6-8pm. Open 7
days. Lunch meetings catered.
Daily Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly- Call 376-2233
1643 NW Ist Ave.
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. this Fall 3830 W.
Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal Park
Plaza (next to Gator's Dockside)
Enjoy sushi, rice bowls, noodle
bowls, and bento boxes. Try our
Boba tea with over 30 different
flavors. First in Gainesville in a
trendy, hip atmosphere. Open ev-
eryday 1 lam-10 30pm. Carry-out
or dine-in. Check out our menu at
Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
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Brew serves the finest coffee in
town Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more.
All served to you by a friendly and
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Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake,
cheesecake.. over 20 handmade
3445 W. University Ave.
Mildred's Big City Food
Meats made from scratch with
organic local produce, fresh meats
& seafood, daily baked breads
& desserts by Gainesville's most
awarded chef. Consistently voted
best chef, menu, salad, seafood,
martin, wine list, wine bar, desert
& service. 3445 W. University Ave.
Ice Cream *
We offer delicious, low-fat yogurt,
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frappe chillerl Visit us at one of our
3 locations- 3102 SW 34th St.,
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Marble Slab Creamery
Best ice cream in town! We have
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ice cream cakes, and other ice
cream specialties Visit us at 3420
SW Archer rd, next to Blockbuster
in Butler Plaza. 352-395-7523
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices, Amex/Visa/
ATM 10am-9pm. 505 NW 13th St.
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and salads.
We make 20-25 flavors fresh
daily, ensuring the utmost
freshness and wide variety.
Come check us out in downtown
Gainesville next to Harry's.
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge A landmark since
1980. Serving lunch & dinner in
our glass atrium or dine by our am
fireplace. Famous for our award-
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros Large Mediterranean
menu. Drink specials daily. Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge. We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco.
Saturday night belly dancing
performances. Call for details.
mon tues 1 lam- 10pm
wed fri 11am- midnight
sat 11am- midnight
Closed Sunday 378-5179
1 120 university ave. Next to
Bank of America.
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gaines-
ville. Loved by Gators past and
present. Best homemade salsa in
town. Open 7 days a week for
lunch and dinner. 1723 SW 13th
St Take out and catering avail-
able. Call 376-6989
Burrito Brothers Taco Co.'
Hang out on the nicest patio in town
while enjoying the best made to order,
made from scratch Mexican food.
Serving Gainesville for 30 years.
1402 West University Avenue behind
the Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days, IAM to 10PM/
Liquid Ginger Asian Grille
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Downtown) Pan-Asian seafood,
steaks, and stir-fry.in a relaxing
upscale atmosphere. Try our wide
selection of exotic martinis and
hot teas. Open for lunch Sun-Fri
and Dinner every night 5-
10:30pm. Call 371-2323 for a
Where eating well means eating
healthy... Gainesville's best chi-
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available with more vegetarian
options. As always, generous por-
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dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-
4282 or 380-9076. Full
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Consistently voted best burger in
/ Gainesville. Other best of awards
/ include: salad, dessert, martini,
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S3443 W. University Ave.
1011 W. UniversityAve. 11-
10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Baba, Grape Leaves
& Gyros beef or chicken. Fresh
% smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th
ST., 372-4995. We sell hookahs,
parts, charcoals, fine tobacco and
Delicious traditional Vietnam-
ese cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Banh-Cuon,
Banh Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-Noi.
Enjoy great food at great prices.
Big new room! Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn
downtown. Dine in or take out.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
1228 W. Univ. Ave.
For more information on
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Quality shows offer excuses for socialization
iInu audClllalds / II1 CaLUr
Nathan Bond of Band Marino sings Saturday at a Hip-
podrome Theatre benefit show at Common Grounds.
n our society, it seems that there
is a certain stigma attached to
S going places alone.
For instance, if you eat in a restaurant
by yourself, you must be desperately
lonely. If you go to a movie by yourself,
you have absolutely no friends. This
may or may not be true. Either way, I'm
here to help kind of.
Let's pretend that you're new to
Gainesville. Let's also pretend you
don't really know anyone yet. Also,
your roommate is into Dave Matthews,
while you, on the other hand, actu-
ally enjoy music (so long, most of my
would-be readers). You want to go to a
show, but are self-conscious about walk-
ing downtown alone, among the herd of
No one is spared feelings of self-
consciousness. To help alleviate them,
my first morsel of advice is to arrive at
the show at least an hour after the doors
open. At that point, the venue will start
to fill up, and it's easier to stand there
without feeling alienated. Also, you
may be lucky enough to miss the crappy
Conversely, arriving late will keep
you from claiming a front-row seat,
seeing good opening bands and finding
I had a free ticket to see Mates of
State last semester, but I couldn't go
simply because I left late and couldn't
find a parking spot. I drove
home alone. This, of course, David
wasn't such a bad thing, as I
can stand no more than two
of their songs in a row before
my head explodes from the
excessive joy and cuteness. .
I digress. The point is this:
If you really like the band,
get to the show as early as you can.
A little awkwardness is nothing next
to the power of the Force ... I mean, a
good show ....
Speaking of good shows, Gainesville
has just about one major hot spot for
them Common Grounds. Now I'm
sure my editors are going to catch some
flak from other venues (if they don't
edit this out entirely), but just. look at
the shows lined up there: Xiu Xia, Tapes
'n Tapes, Wolf Eyes, Girl Talk and Jedi
Mind Tricks. Clearly a strong list when
compared with lineups that include
Flickerstick (that band from the VH1
reality show, "Bands on the Run," that
no one remembers) and some Guns N'
Roses tribute band.
I recommend Common
Grounds for shows featuring
relatively well-known artists,
but I still encourage going to
all the other venues to support
local music. Good recovery,
My last piece of advice is
to talk to people. The open-
ing topic of, conversation is easy the
headlining act. From there, you can
move on to other things or continue
to discuss music without feeling like a
Don't be surprised if you make some
friends and never go to a show alone
again. Not that there's anything wrong
Celebrate with mj!
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1 AND 2 BRAPTS
available in downtown Historic district.
Ceiling fans, central heat/air. No dogs. first,
last, sec. 378-3704 9-14-15-2
-** 0.8 MILES TO UF***
2BR Historic house. Near downtown. Wood
flrs, high ceilings. W/D. Pets considered.
$650/mo. 214-9270. 12-6-72-2
**VERY QUIET 2Br/1 Ba CONDOS@
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Vet Med, Health Sci, etc. & heart of UF. Grad
or profl pref $845/mo. Cat friendly. 262-0444
PET'S PARADISE $395 to $550/mo. No app
or pet fee. 2BR avail now. Some with fire-
places, privacy fences & dogwalk. 4501 SW
71st Terr, 825 SW 62 Terr, short lease some
units 331-2099 9-7-21-2
Luxury 2/2 condos
Avail Aug 2006 For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo
1 BLOCK TO UF
3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1175/mo.
Contact Michael 331-2100 8-31-23-2
Walk to UF Law School. Lg 3BR/2BA
house, cent H/A, wood floors, FL rm,
study; $1325/mo: 13 NW 26th St.
Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St
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
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
I For Rent
1 BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD
2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged.
A+ 2BR Condo close to UF
Bike/Bus/Walk to UF
Balcony, W/D & Amenities
Won't last! Call 665-4106
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
3BR/3BA in Rockwood Villas- W/D hookups
on bus route, 2 pools, tennis & v-ball courts.
Pets okay. $1050/mo + security deposit.
Barn, pasture, horses allowed. Close to
Publix, mall, UF. $1290/mo. Ist/last/security/
utilities. 352-246-6056 8-31-11-2
402 NW 3rd Ave 4BR/2BA
1800 sq ft New appliances
$1500/mo 352-378-6003 9-1-10-2
WALK TO UF!
1BR/1BA with hardwood floors, huge bath!
Available now! $500/mo. 108B NW7th ST.
Call Sara @ 407-484-8056 or Suzie @ 692-
1BR/1BA 650 sq ft. Kitchen w. fridge, DW,
stove. Pvt patio, located within walking
distance to campus by Sorority Row. Call
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
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
1 or 2 bedrooms available in a
house off 34th Kim 219-1890
3BR/2BA W/D, fenced in a quiet neighbor-
hood. Fireplace, first, last security deposit
required. $950/mo. 5413 NW 30th Terrace. If
interested, contact Ashley @ 305-323-9742
ROOMS IN GREAT HOUSE 494-2565
2BR in 4BR/3BA house with yd. $300/$325
2406 NW47th Terr. Near SFCC and UF. W/D
NewAC, 1/4 low util & hi-speed internet.
1st, Last Deposit. 373-7578 or 328-6308
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo,
gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, par-
tial furnish if needed (couch/loveseat/
dressdwr/2 full bed in 2 rooms) $1600/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, 1530 sq ft,
new carpet & paint; eat in kitc, fireplace, DW,
W/D. Fenced. Avail 9/1. $1200/rho 3908 SW
6th PI. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St. 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 2 car garg, 2560 sq ft
formal Lr/Dr,-Fam room, Bkfst Bar; lots of
cabinet/counter space, DW, W/D, huge pa-
tio, fenced yard w/irrig. $1450/mo 1944 SW
48 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Townhouse 3BR/2BA news ceramic tile, car-
pet & appliances; avail 8/25; Greenleaf 6922
SW46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhse/pool/tennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
2 story country house 3BR/2BA,.large living
room, separate dining room, zoned commer-
cial, ideal home/office on SW Williston Rd,
near Shands/VA, $925. Call 215-1728 Kathy
or 372-9000 9-15-17-2
1 I For Rent
CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2BR/2BA
Vaulted ceilings, quiet, full appliances incl
W/D. Inside UF campus. Walk to Shands or
class. 352-359-0263 9-1-7-2
3 BLOCKS FROM UF
2BR. $800/mo incl water & trash, $400/per
BR. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, laundry on-
site. Call Kim, 494-6009. 320 #3 SW 10th St.
Only 1 unit avail. 9-12-10-2
*NEED TO GET OUT OF LEASE*
Beautiful 1BR/1BA + study fm. 10th Ave.
Rent $675/mo. Incll utils. Pool & free laundry
services on premises. Call Cynthia 219-7799
1 MONTH FREE -WALK TO UF! 3BR 3BA
& 4BR 4BA duplex starting at $1350/rent,
w/d hookups & lots more! 801 NW 3rd Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc, 372-9525
SEPTEMBER FREE! Spacious 3BR 2.5BA
TH, gated community newly renovated
2 screen porches, w/d hookups, pool & lots
more, $1000/rent, 501 SW 75th St#A-14
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
BIKE TO SHANDS! 1st Month free
3BR 2BA, wood floors,
Large screen porch, 2 car carport, dining
room, $1200/rent, 1740 SW 37th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF! 1st month free!
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, w/d hookups, $1100/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE@
Capstone Quarters, fumished
2BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd #4004N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Cute 3BR 1BA house, sunroom,
2 car carport, fenced yard, w/d hkups,
$850/rent, 3317 NW4th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
*NW39th Ave Large 2BR/2BA-+ loft w/costly
laminated wood-looking flodr, cent AC, car-
peted, open, bright, good neighborhood
$650-660. Nice *2BR/2BA, patio w/gate,
trees, part utils pd. $550-560. Call 373-8310
HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage, shaded, fenced
yard. NW area $1050/mo. Charlie 352-548-
4837 or Denny 352-317-5030 9-1-5-2
Cute one bedroom apt with study, freshly
painted 304 NW 19th Ave. $525/mo Green
Tree Realty, Inc. Call Barbara 317-4392 9-
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath with study,
yard service, freshly painted 310 NW 20th
Ave. $750/mo. Green Tree Realty Inc. Call
Barbara 317-4392. 9-25-20-2
Brand new 3 bedroom 2 bath house double
garage with fireplace 1700 sq ft $1395/mo.
2165 NW 49th Ave in Sorrento. Green Tree
Realty, Inc: Call Barbara 317-4392 9-25-
4BR/4BA at Countryside. $380/MO individu-
ally, incl. all utilities, cable TV, internet, phone.
On the bus route of 9&35. Pool view, new
carpet, Washer/dryer, secured system. Gym,
volleyball & basketball courts, pool &jacuzzi.
352-235-4762. firstname.lastname@example.org 9-
Separate studio apt. on Warm Blood
Breeding/Training farm in Micanopy. $550/
mo +utils. Some work/exchange &/or horse
board avail for experienced person. Nice at-
mosphere; great experience. 352-591-2474
PLENTY OF SPACE
JUST STEPS TO NORMAN HALL.
ONLY $555 A MONTH
ROOM FOR STUDENT IN
4BR/2BA HOME. $300/MO
Free util +cable+laundry Call 562-4008
Rooms available in 3BR/3BA University
Club. Only $490/mo/each! Includes utils,
cable, internet, furniture. Rent FREE until
Oct. More info call 954-651-0903/954-296-
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
S For Rent
CLOSE, CUTE & CHEAP
1BR/1BA apt. across from Butler Plaza.
Walk/bike to campus on bus rte. Only $4271
mo. Pets ok. 371-5805 9-13-10-2
Remodeled 3/2 garage new carpet, only 6
min to UF, no pets. 4408 NW20th Dr. $1050/
mo. Dep $1050. Marc 213-2933. 9-6-5-2
Condo 4 Rent avail. Aug 10.
Woodside Villas off Tower Rd.
2BR/2BA, Pool, Crtyrd/field area
outside back door. $900/mo + sec.
Pet ok w/deposit. 386-931-0882 9-13-10-2
$850 per month
Please call 375-1111 9-7-5-2
Eff, 1, 2BR
110 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
2/2 condo w/screened patio, large kitchen
w/bar. Close to UF, off Archer Rd. 3425 SW
29th Terr. $750/mo. Please call 317-5060 or
Available now 2BR/1BA in triplex. $600/mo.
1st, last & $400 security. Small pets ok. Call
332-5585 leave message. 9-14-10-2
1BR in 3BR apartment, unfurnished: $400/
mo, utilities not included. Madison Pointe
Apartments. Contact James Trinidad at 284-
Will be moving to new house. Looking to
sublease beautiful luxury townhouse apt @
Hampton Oaks. Can move in this Sept. Free
last month rent, just pay sublease transfer
fee. If interested call (352) 333-9765 9-7-
1BR/1BAin 3BR/3BR at Lexington Crossing.
Male wanted. Fully furnished, full utilities,
W/D, gym. 9 month sublease. $480/mo. Call
Countryside @ University Condo 2 bed-
rooms avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable,
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or email email@example.com
1 MONTH FREE SUBLEASE 1 BLOCK TO
US 1BR/1BA apt. Free parking avail now till
08/30/07 $480/mo. Call Taree 352-281-7284
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt at Cabana Beach
apt. Poolview. $594 for 9 months. $524/mo
for one year, furnished. Call Floridan 352-
Huge 1BR in 4BR house, roommates rarely
around. Large fenced yard, right downtown
and mins from UF. Can do lyr, semester, or
shorter. $350/mo, can negotiate. 678-644-
2/1 Piccadilly apt.
Sublease from 9/15/06 07/31/07
$690/mo. 376-2483/284-9892 9-7-5-3
Female roommates needed in condo 1 mile
from UF, $425/MO includes cable, internet,
utilities, pool + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route, 262-2871 9-21-20-4
1BR available in new townhous.w/fun-lov-
ing roommates. Cable w/HBO, phone, DSL,
sireless, and all amenities. $350 + 1/3 util.
Female roommate for 4/2 newly renovated
home, fenced, quiet, 1.5 miles from UF. W/D,
DW, refridge, stove & micro. All utils + hi
spd wireless, cable TV include. $450/mo +
deposit. 1-561 254-4959 9-7-10-4
Continued on next page.
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. Fum if need
$500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3098.
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
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
Female roommate needed for coed 4BR/3BA
house 1 block from Butler Plaza. $380/MO,
W/D incl. util, cable & intemet. On bus route.
***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.
AWESOME DEAL!!! 34th & University.
HUGE TH w/ 2 Ig BR's avail: 1 w/ walking 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
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
ONE ROOM AVAILABLE
HURRY IT WON'T LAST
-4BR/2BA7over 2300 sq ft
Bike or walk to campus
Call Eric 352-246-6265 9-5-10-4
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 fol 2BR/2BA
furnished townhouse. Next to pool. Close to
Oaks Mall. $550/MO which includes cable,
internet, and utilities. Call 386-795-4360
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
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 & intemet.
No pets. Quiet area. Call 352-206-0543
Male roommate wanted. College Park 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
THE POLOS: Female for lbr/lba in 3/3.
Includes: HS internet, phone w/own # & long
dist, prem cable, utilities, furnished. $550.
Von 352-373-2994 9-7-10-4
20, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
2 female roommates needed for 3/2 condo
in Creeks Edge. Furnished W/D, cable, HS
intemet. $625 incl everything. 2nd floor, pool,
tennis, 24hr gym, park-like setting! 772-979-
Female roommate needed for room in
Greenwich Green. Private BA. Rent around
$530/mo. Call 727-501-2554 9-8-10-4
1BR/1BA in a'2/2 in Marchwood. W/D, cable
tv, HSI, pool. Close to UF/Butler Plaza, bus to
campus. $500/mo util included. Call Amber
.A roommate wanted to share 2BR/2BA
condo near UF. Rent is $475. Utilities not
included. Ph 352-303-3368 9-29-24-4
**FEMALE NEEDED for a.4BR/2BA**
Furnished condo in LaMancha. 3 blocks from
campus. Utilities, cable & internet included.
$385/mo 359-4445 9-1-5-4
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 9-21-20-4
Female Roommate Wanted! 2/2 condo in
Capstone Quarters. $475/mo incl furn, utils,
condo fees, pvt bath. Non-drinker/smoker
& no pets. Call Taneisha @ 904-616-3454
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-291-6554
Spacious 1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA apt at
Stoneridge. Avail now. $355 + 1/3 utils. Quiet
and neat female grad student roommates.
Convenient bus. W/D. Mature and respon-
sible. Call 870-9073, 273-5245 9-1-3-4
Roommate wanted for 4BR/2BA House.
Great location at 930 SW 8th Ln Walk to
class! Spacious property with yards. Call
321-604-1114. $375/mo + 1/2 utils. 9-6-5-4
2 FEMALES looking for 3rd to share 3BR/
3BA condo approx 1 mi from campus. $250/
mo + 1/3 utils each. Please call Erin 352-316-
.ublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 8-31-1-4
Male CHRISTIAN needed to share room in
house on 1st Ave. $165 + util. Call Brendan
Private locked rooms $85 P/W with color
TV. East side town. Call 376-0384. For all
FREE LITTLE APT. (one person) rent, elec,
cable, C/TV, water. For 3 days work around
apt. Call 376-0384 for all details any 3 day
p/week. Male or female. No hard work. 9-
Need a girl roommate 2BR/2.5BA condo
at Casablanca for fall/spring term. Great
bus route comes every 5 mins. Located 1 mi
from Univ. Only $550/mo incl everything. Call
Elina at 786-493-9069 anytime. 9-14-10-4
Male student needing 2 roommates in
Greenwich Green Apts.SW 39th Blvd Close
to UF and SFCC. 3BR/2BA apt semi-furn.
Very good condition. $500/mo incl utils. Call
386-931-1942 or 386-437-2918 9-7-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri,,gr 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.matt4gcerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
Ck 0. 15^v y
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
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-
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.
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000'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
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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).
Pre-/Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
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.
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 9-11-25-5
New Preconstruction Condos For Sale
2BR/2.5BA Townhomes on bus route, close
to UF/Shands, nearArcher 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
OCONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE*
2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile &
wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller.
Cell 352-562-4091 email@example.com
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF.
Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 9-15-21-5
I Real Estate
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. $237,500.
352-373-6080 or 352-281-4774 9-29-29-5
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
NW 1BR/1BA luxury condo, new appliances
incl 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. 352-318-7981
WALNUT CREEK 3/2, pefect condition, 2
years new. Over 1500 sq. ft., luxury master
suite, 2 car garage and maintenance free
yard. Convert part of your RENT money into
HOME EQUITY. Reduced to $214,900. Call
Harold at (352) 373-2207 to see. 9-1-7-5
IMMACULATE 3BR/3.5BA townhouse, over
1,700 sq. ft, each BR has walk-in closet
& private bath. Convenient NW location.
$264,900 EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS
352-505-5700 9-7-10-5 .
ONLY $219,900 & no assoc. fees! Updated
NW 3BR/2BA home with separate fam-
ily & living rooms, fireplace, 2-car garage,
screened porch & large corner lot. EXIT
REALTY PRODUCERS 352-505-5700 9-
AFFORDABLE & PRIVATE 3BR/2BA 1997
Nobility on 2 very private acres. Open floor
plan & screened porch. ONLY $89,900.
EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS 352-505-5700
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 V2 bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00'
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Oral representation cannot be relied upon
as correctly stating representations of the
developer. For correct representations,
make reference to the documents required
by Florida Statutes section 718.503 to be
furnished by the developer to buyer.
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
1BR/1BA condo 2 miles to UF
Ground floor, quiet & attractive.
Inexpensive living $79,000 386-462-3066
1994 SWMH, 14'x50', 2BR, 1BA. Roofover,
2 wings, 2 steps & skirting. $8,000 cash.
Located on SW 20th Ave. Alamar Garden.
Lot rent $205/mo. Lawn care included. 352-
Condo 2BR/1.5Ba townhouse 930 sq ft
Sweetwater Pines in NW Gville. New carpet,
paint, appliances, on bus route $85,000.
Drive by 5315 NW 20th Way. Call 352-214-
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
Sa l Furnishings
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. -Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 Pillowtop mattress & box
springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new,
never been used, in plastic with warranty.
Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12-6-72-6
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian feather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $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
BED $100 NEVER USED Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New Kingl 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEWI MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
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.
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
llI Roommates Real Estate
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 9-6-72-7
a u Furnishings
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
Bedroom Set- $300 BRAND NEW. Still
in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2
Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
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
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
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 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!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
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-
Dorm size, 20W20D34H,
Practically new, $100
Call 665-4106 for Details
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
LA-Z-BOY RECLINER in excellent condi-
tion $75 262-1999. 0 SOFABED QUEEN
SIZE $100 262-1999. 0 SOFABED FULL
SIZE showroom mint conticion $400. 8-
SOFA SLEEPER & LOVESEAT
Excellent condition! A must See!
Lovers, for your romantic nights...gorgeous
queen size dark cherry wood WATER BED.
Mirrored ceiling w/drawers on both sides.
$350/OBO. Black FUTON 9-inch layer
mattress $150. 373-3736 9-6-5-6
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We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
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**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.
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-
.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 $1395,
Send email for pics: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Call: 386-496-8390 9-13-15-11
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
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
0000 WIN A FREE SCOOTER 00*
GatorMoto will give away a scooter to the
person or organization that refers the most
people to purchase a scooter from us.
Contest runs until Sept. 22nd Call 376-6275
for more info. 9-21-20-11
S- SCOOTER YAMAHA VINO 125cc, 2005
Only 2k miles, adult owned, 2 passenger,
S" Goes 60mph. will get 80mpg excellent con-
edition, 4 cycle, runs perfect. Only $1,650.
M" Motorcycles, Mopeds) *E
SCOOTER HYOSUNG SENSE 50CC,
GOES 45MPH., only 700 miles, 2 passenger,
disc brake, very smooth, powerful, and high
quality scooter (not Chinese) Like new cond-
tion, only $995 352-262-4673 8-26-4-11
KAWASAKI ELMINATOR 125cc, 2002
3K miles, red & black, 5 speed, excellent
condition, runs perfect. Really nice bike,
great for beginners! Cruises at 60 mph. Only
$1,350 352-262-4673 9-1-7-11
YAMAHA SPORT BIKE, YZF600R, 2000,
10k miles, D&D full exhaust system, 2 fresh
Avon tires, never dropped, runs flawless,
super clean fast bike, only $3,450 352-262-
YAMAHA DUAL SPORT/ENDURO XT225R,
2003, ON/OFF ROAD, STREET LEGAL dirt
bike, one adult owner, only 1,100 miles, like
new, nevertaken off road, driveANYWHERE!
Only $2,450. 352-262-4673 9-1-7-11
KAWASAKI KZ 650LTD (standard) 1981,
NEW PAINT, REBUILT CARBS, 28k MILES,
everything works, 4' cylinder, runs good,
looks good. Dependable transportation. Only
$1,200 352-262-4673 8-26-4-11
SCOOTER 50cc 2004
4 stroke. Goes 45 mph. Looks'& runs perfect,
like new. Only $895. 262-4673 8-31-3-11
SCOOTER 50cc, 2004,
goes 45mph, 2 passenger, 4 cycle, lots of
storage, low miles, perfect condition. Only
$895. Call 262-4673 9-1-3-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running -
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
2000 MERCURY MYSTIQUE LS
V6 leather, cold AC, full records $3500/OBO.
02 FORD FOCUS
Great condition. Good gas mileage. AC,
6-disc CD $6800/OBO Call 828-371-8474
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financedcvehicle
96 Nissan Sentra 1999 352-338-1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499 12-6-72-12
92 HondaAccord 1999 352-338-1999
90 Audi 1999
95 Mazda Protege 1999
92 Cadillac 299
91 Lincoln 299 12-6-72-12
87 Volvo 1499 352-338-1999
78 Chevy PK 999
84 Conversion Van 1999
97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999
95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. 74,000 miles,
great condition. $3500 or best offer. Call Lior
03 HONDA CIVIC SI
32.5K Miles, great condition, $12,500/OBO
For more information please call:
01 Ford Exp Sport Trac 4WD, <63K miles,
Black w/Gray A/C LIKE NEW. Hard Tonneau
Cover w/Bed Extender. Tow Hitch. Recently
Detailed Inside & Out. $12,000 OBO 352-
2005 HONDA REDUCED! $19,600. Take
over loan and make your own payments at
Credit Union 412 NW 16th Blvd. Gainesville.
LX 4dr, 4 cyl, blk. Cloth seats 481-6197 9-
1995 FORD ESCORT $959/OBO. 149k
mi, green, runs good, good gas mileage,
A/C,CD. Call between 9-10pm 682-1610
1993 Cherolet Cheyenne Pickup C1500
White, good tires, power steering & brakes.
Looks and runs great. Recent tune-up and
all routine preventive maintenance. 124,680
miles. $1600. Call Jerry at 352-466-9"17
73-Merz 450SEL classic 4 door sedan, silver
with blue leather 83,000 miles, Don't miss
this one of a kind, only $3900 in excellent
condition. Call 352-214-5601 9-7-5-12
THEAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady 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 9-1-70-13
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living ir
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches.
904-415-3294 or email:email@example.com
*MARINE OFFICER PROGRAM*
201 Southeast 2nd Ave, unit 205
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WANTED: CHEVY PICKUP 1988-1998.
1990 Silverado 1500 standard cab preferred.
Immediately for 2 hour stationary engineer-
ing study.475. Leave message indicate ve-
hicle ID#. Found on left corner of dashboard,
windshield, or door. 375-8710 9-1-5-13
The St. Francis House located at 413 S. Main
St. in Gainesville has an URGENT need for
volunteers. The St. Francis House serves
Men, Women, and Families w/children that
are hom@rss and/or hungry. Please start
making a difference today and call (352)378-
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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
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You can be part of the sales team of
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country by applying to become an
This is a non-paid position requiring
12-15 hours per week, possibly
leading to a paid position.
If you are a UF or SFCC student and
are CURRENTLY ENROLLED
IN FALL CLASSES and
are eager to gain valuable sales
experience, stop by The Alligator
1105 W. University Avenue
to fill out an application and class schedule
by Tues Sept 5th. We will contact you
for an interview opportunity
to get your career jump started!
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
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 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! leam @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
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For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash oirthe Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2966 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Staes, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any ofthe 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$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
Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Tom 379-3663
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
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 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Private dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 9-7-10-14
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 Classroomt
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
$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)
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT &
FT available. For info call Tom @ 379-3663
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
TCG PHONE REPS
Needed ASAP, evening & weekends. Must
be articulate & reliable. 371-5888 ext. 111 or
4112 NW22nd Dr. 12-6-72-14
for commercial properties needed FT only.
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
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
Exciting new downtown restaurant
looking for experienced KM
call 321-388-4254 or email
FT or PT (flexible hours) legal secretary for
small business litigation firm. Computer skills
required. Send resume t6 P.O. Drawer 1168,
Gainesville, FL 32602, or fax (352)375-6249
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272. Attn:
FT.and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
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
PART TIME WORK
Flexible schedules, resume bldr, customer
sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 372-
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
$7-9.00/hr. Weekday or weekend. PT or
FT. Split shift or a 40 hr week. Looking for
food prep, delivery drivers. Must be able to
lift 75 Ibs. Heavenly Ham, 3832 Newberry
Housekeeper wanted. Loving, dependable
person needed to assist work-at-home mom.
Exp w/children & knowledge of German a
plus. Flex hrs, good pay, long term pos. NS,
must have own transportation. 222-1786
$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
Mustwork eve/wknd. 12-6-78-14
I! DISC JOCKEY!!
New club opening soon
need club/ top 40/ dance DJ
Call 321-388-4254 or
email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 8-31-13-14
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence preferred. Fax resume to 352-376-
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
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
Hardware Engineer for fabless semiconduc-
tor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits, tuition
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:
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:email@example.com 9-6-
* Accounting Assistant
* Shipping Tech
* Maintenance Tech
* Tech Support
* Aviation Assistant
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org www.gleim.com.
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
$$ NANNY JOBS $$
Start now/ FALL
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 Ali Martinez at
352-264-6782 or visit http://crisiscenter.alac
hua.fl.us for more information. 9-15-21-14
5 Star Pizza on Tower Rd
Now hiring all positions. Closing drivers earn
$135/night. 600 NW75th St. 9-6-14-14
Positions available. FT/PT in sales
Gator Fever Archer Rd
692-4472 or 692-5597 8-31-10-14
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
Experienced & friendly. Apply in person be-
tween 2 & 5pm. NAPOLATANOS 606 NW
75th St. 8-31-10-14
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
Business Internships Avail.
Gain valuable experience helping customers,
organizing, managing, shipping orders, mar-
keting, and more! Email info@NS4L.com
PT LAB TECHS NEEDED FOR ROUTINE
MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. TUESDAY
AND THURSDAY A PLUS, EVERY OTHER
SATURDAY A MUST. SEND RESUME TO
email@example.com or Fax to 352-378-6483
FISH LOVERS WANTED!!
Sales opportunity for tropical fish lover.
Experience preferred, training program.
FT/PT, flex hrs. Modem fish-only pet
store. Work w/great people. Bring resume
to AQUATROPICS 2100 SW 34th St,
Gainesville. Attn: Karen.9-1-10-14
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED PT
in afternoon hours for pediatric office W of
Tower Rd. Please fax resume to 352-332-
TEMP HELP NEEDED doing office work at
CINTAS CORP. $8/hr start in Sept. 352-
328-4962 for more info. 8-31-9-14
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!
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
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 9-1-9-14
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
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-
FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Great pay, great opportunity, benefits
PT, Flexible schedule
For info call Tom @ 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
00* HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM 00*
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
Country home/office needs reliable person
for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time.
Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000
COOK & CASHIER P/T & F/T.
Apply in person: MAUI TERIYAKI
600 NW 75th Street 9-8-12-14
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MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL
is now accepting applications for all posi-
tions. Please apply at 3832 Newberry Road
or 3443 SW Archer Road or at moes.com
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
For authentic New York- Style hand tossed
pizza. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. $10/hr
to start. Tues-Friday, 2-10pm Call 745-0456
Glassware Technician needed for analytical
micro lab. Must be able to work Monday -
Friday 8-5 and be able to lift up to 501bs. If in-
terested please apply at ABC Research 3437
SW 24th Ave. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutors for 1:1 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, email@example.com
You deserve the best and so do we! Come
jdin 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
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.
$6.50/hr, part-time. Call Sandy's
Consignment Boutique 372-1226 9-6-10-14
3010 SWArcher Rd. Now hiring guys & gals
for cashiers & wash positions. 9-6-10-14
AUTO & FLAT GLASS
needed ASAP. Exp necessary. Great pay.
Air-cond shop. Call Steve 352-359-2063
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
P/T FEMALE STUDENT
Women's biomedical corp. Major in EE,
CISE, ME, etc. Fax 1 page resume to Mary:
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. University Ave. Downtown
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 9-
On-Site Director needed for small early
childhood NAEYC Accredited program.
Bachelor's degree minimum. Experience
required. 352-377-2290 9-7-10-14
Gymnastics, Dance, Science
Teachers wanted at 02B Kids!
Apply at any location
or call 352-338-9660 x 18
Apply: 6680 W. Newberry Rd.
or any location
JPGators. Friendly, outgoing persons for day
and night shifts. 3-5 days per week. Apply at
JPGators 1605 SW 13th St. No phone calls
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great
$$$! Serious workers only! Apply in person 5
SE 2nd Ave 9-8-11-14
Looking for a job with opportunities for ad-
vancement. Zaxby's on 43rd and Archer are
now hiring for cooks, cashiers, & manage-
ment. Contact Boris or Dean @ 338-0555
between 2pm & 4pm. 9-7-10-14
Part-time production assistant to work
mornings, evenings, or weekends. Must
have reliable transportation. For more
information, please e-mail your availability to
is now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th Place. Anytime after 2PM
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic people w. flexible
schedule. PT & FT available for info. Call
Tom @ 379-3663 9-7-10-14
DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED
PT. Clean driving record needed. Call Brian
at Boston Seafood 335-7933 9-6-10-14
for a 264 unit apartment complex. Experience
preferred. Please call Charise at 352-333-
9922 or fax your resume to 352-333-9928
Experienced Notetakes and Editors
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
for busy doctors office. Afternoons. Mon thru
Fri 1-5pm. Fax resume to 352-377-9577 8-
Looking for a job with opportunities for ad-
vancement. Zaxby's on 43rd and Archer are
now hiring for cooks, cashiers, and manage-.
ment. Contact Boris or Dean @ 338-0555 in
between 2PM and 4PM 9-7-10-14
We want to start 30 people. All majors wel-
come. Sales/service, PT/FT conditions apply
Work behind the scenes in theater produc-
tions, concerts, and dance performances at
the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts!
The Center is now hiring for technical crew
positions. Odd shifts and weekend work is
mandatory. Paid training and opportunities
for advancement. To schedule an interview,
please call 392-1900 ext. 310 Aug. 23rd thru
Sept. 5th Please do not apply in person. This
is part time work. 9-7-10-14
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Donor Scheduling Representatives needed
to help maintain the community blood sup-
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contacting donors via telephone and setting
up appointments to donate whole blood. This
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req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
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BARN HELP experience.necessary clean-
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20 mins from UF. Will trade for lessons at
hunter/jumper farm. Call 495-6819 9-8-
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now hiring in-store & drivers. Across from
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Major Internet Retailer
Various positions in IT. Business Dev
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Mature individual with high IQ
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Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
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call 392-06-01 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
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Office Assistant Immediate, part-time
position, approx. 20hrs/week. Spreadsheets
& general office duties. $10/hr. Send resume
(& times available) to: Florida Gas Utility,
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7100 W. University Ave. Full time/part time. '
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ProGifts Gainesville's leading supplier of pro-
motional items and branded apparel is hiring.
We offer flexible hours, competitive pay and
are located,close to Santa Fe Community
FT Inside sales: Will be responsible for
handling incoming sales inquiries as well as
contacting old accounts and generating new
accounts. Must be energetic, have excellent
phone skills and strong computer skills.
Warehouse Help needed: FT-PT must have
good computer and phone skills. Will be
responsible for handling all incoming and
outgoing shipments. Will also be responsible.
for handling all customer service issues that
pertain to shipping.
Admin assistant: Will be responsible for fill-
ing, answering phones, contacting vendors
for product and pricing information and
assisting our sales reps. must have good
phone and computer skills.
High energy person to help with child care
needs in the afternoon. Ideally someone
with child development background for fun
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For more information visit us at
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@ 352-332-3833 9-1-5-14
Babysitter needed immediately for 9 month
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assistance. Background check will be per-
formed. Must like animals and be non-smok-
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Call Dan Mixson, BELK 331-3535 ext 220
THE BAGEL BAKERY
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Looking for motivated, reliable person w/
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Flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errande
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SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTOR
seeking reliable LABORERS. Will train.
Transportation required $8-10/hr. Fax appli-
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DRIVER FOR CATERING.
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THE GATOR SHOP & GATOR SHOP
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Busy automobile dealership hiring appoint-
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Nursing, pre PT, pre OT, pre med students
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Stephanie 339-6916 9-13-10-14
Farm manager wanted for horse-assisted
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Catering positions availablewith Gainesville's
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UF/Santa Fe courses. Special courses
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needed 2-4 days/wk. Experience w/2-yr old,
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Must have exp. Apply in person 635 NW 13th
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26, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
Auburn running back has sights set on Heisman
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Kenny Irons would make a
For example, he maintains a
"I'm going to win the Heisman
Trophy and run for 200 yards ev-
ery game," said the running back
in a phone interview.
He also sees a way in which his
party can improve.
"I still need to work on my
blocking," Irons said.
And he never forgets to thank
"If he breaks a 70-yard ruin in
practice, he'll thank everybody,"
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Auburn receiver Courtney Taylor
said. "He'll thank everybody on
the field, then he'll walk to the
sidelines and probably thank the
coaches for calling the play."
Meet Mr. Irons, Auburn's 1,000-
yard rusher and Heisman hopeful.
He draws comparisons to NFL
running back Deuce McAllister. He
enters his senior season poised to
turn Cadillac Williams and Ronnie
Brown into archaic figures. After
all, if it weren't for the two former
Auburn greats, Irons would have
enrolled at Auburn right out of
high school. Instead, he decided to
attend South Carolina. He almost
never made it on the collegiate
"Coach [Lou Holtz] never really
gave me a chance," Irons said. "All
I needed was a shot."
As far as football destiny goes,
one could argue Irons had even
fewer career choices than Eli
David Senior, Irons' father,
played with the Detroit Lions.
Leroy and Gerald Irons, two
uncles of David Senior, played
in the NFL as well. Two of David
Senior's cousins play in the NFL
today: Paul with Cleveland and
Grant with Oakland.
Irons has played football since
he can remember. So has brother,
David. In high school, it was Irons
who blocked as a fullback for
David, the running back. David at-
tended Butler County Community
College (El Dorado, Kan.) before
making it to Auburn where he
would become an All-Southeastern
Conference cornerback. As for
Kenny? He loved Auburn, but
the Tigers were loaded at running
The Dacula, Ga., native opted
for South Carolina instead Irons'
freshman season came and \\ent
quietly. That was fine with him
- so long as he could get a chance
during his second year. Little did
Irons know that Holtz had prom-
ised the starting job to local favor-
ite Demetrius Summers.
"If he breaks a 70-yard run
in practice, he'll thank ev-
erybody. He'll thank every-
body on the field, then he'll
walk to the sidelines and
probably thank the coach-
es for calling the play."
Knowing that Williams and
Brown were on their way out, the
dejected back enrolled at Auburn
In just his first scrimmage
the following year, Irons broke a
61-yard run. The Tigers defense
"I remember one practice it was
raining, and he about tore both of
my ACLs," recalled Will Herring,
Auburn's All-SEC linebacker.
"When he planted, I think I did the
splits or something. It was kind of
Highlighted by a 218-yard
performance against LSU, Irons
rushed for at least 100 yards in
eight games last season. He fin-
ished with 1,293 rushing yards and
Off the field, Irons has always
made plenty of noise as the team
His favorite gag is convincing a
teammate he has a parking ticket.
"I tell them, 'The police are over
there right now. They're going
to arrest you,'" Irons explained.
"Then they're like, 'Are you.for
real? Are you serious? Am I go-
ing to jail?' They think someone is
coming to take them away off the
Other times, Irons is just plain
goofy. Taylor, the receiver, remem-
bers when he and Irons went to
watch "Little Man" at a theater in
"There were parts that I didn't
think were even funny, and he was
the loudest person there laugh-
ing," Taylor recalled. "Everybody
was turning around looking at
There's nothing silly about
Irons' game, though. His style is
deadly, yet difficult to describe.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound back
runs straight up, chest-high but
has no problems breaking tackles.
"He doesn't look like a great
running back at times," Auburn
coach Tommy Tuberville said. "But
all of a sudden, he'll come out of
the pack and still be running."
Irons and David also a senior
- could become the only brothers
in NFL history to both go in the
first round of the same draft.
Meanwhile, Irons has no prob-
lem acknowledging the Heisman
hype. In fact, he hopes to one day
be mentioned among the likes of
NFL greats Walter Payton, Gale
Sayers and Herschel Walker. And
he flaunts a calculated vengeance
for those who still do not believe.
"They said last year I did good
because they didn't know about
me and I surprised them," Irons
said. "So now when my number's
called, I know I have to make ev-
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Returning juniors take freshmen under their wings
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Brandon Powell might need a new phone
The UF freshman constantly gets bom-
barded by calls and text messages from his
"My phone is blowing up all morning and
all day," Powell said. "They're making sure
we do the right things."
UF's national championship starting five
of Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Corey Brewer,
Lee Humphrey and Taurean Green have
earned their right to haze the four freshmen.
You almost expect these kinds of athletes to
act snotty and aloof. But these players as
S- they have already proven in so many ways
The upperclassmen alternate responsibili-
ties for making sure the freshmen get up for
class and hoops-related activities. But there's
so much more to it than that.
"If I'll mess up on a play or something
we'll stop playing right there and [they
help me] get it down the right way no mat-
ter how long it takes," said Powell, a shooting
guard. "They just make sure you understand
Powell, Jonathan Mitchell, Marreese
Speights and Dan Werner round out UF's
freshmen a solid group similar to the
Gators' junior class when it arrived two years
According to Scout.com, Powell was the
only freshman of the four who did not merit
four-star recruit status.
In the minds of UF's veterans, this matters
"As guys that have been through the
battles if we don't give advice to the fresh-
men, that would be selfish on our part," Noah
said. "David Lee, Matt Walsh and Anthony
Roberson all those guys did that to us
when we came in, so that's part of it."
A native of Mount Vernon, N.Y., Mitchell
had mingled with Noah in New York City
Andy Apicella / Alligator before he came to Gainesville.
UF junior center Joakim Noah gives advice to Taurean Green here but has spent "He's like God up there," Mitchell said.
much of his summer mentoring the four incoming freshmen. "He could pretty much write his own ticket."
Former Gators back in town
By BRIAN STEELE
Normally, the road team isn't
familiar with its surroundings.
Especially when the two teams have
never played each other before.
However, when Fresno State
comes to play the No. 10 UF soccer
team Friday, that won't be the case.
While none of the Bulldogs' players
may be familiar with the Gators' pro-
gram, the coaches certainly are.
Fresno State coach Steve
Springthorpe, a former UF assistant
who helped guide the Gators to three
Southeastern Conference Tournament
titles in five years, has reshaped
the Bulldogs' program. Last year,
Springthorpe took a No. 5 seed into
the conference tournament and sliced
through the competition, earning his
team an automatic bid into the NCAA
Tournament for the second time in
Also, assistant coaches Thomas
Chestnutt and Christine Johnson both
have UF ties. Chestnutt was an intern
and Johnson is a former player.
"[Springthorpe] knows us a lot
better than we know him," UF coach
Becky Burleigh said. "Steve was a
great coach when he was here with us.
I think he's organized. He has a good
work ethic and knows how to bring a
While some old faces will be
returning, its the newest faces that
have made an impact for the Gators.
In UF's last game
Ashlee Elliott and
S had an influence
on all three UF
goals, whether by
goal or assist.
Burleigh "I think
we've gelled as a team really well,"
Napolitano said. "[The upperclass-
men have taught us] the physicalness
of the college game. We weren't used
to that right away, and they helped us
get used to the speed of play in the
Those new faces will be depended
upon more this weekend, as the
Gators will be without junior forward
KeLeigh Hudson. Burleigh said the
results of Hudson's MRI on her knee
were unknown, but she did say she
would not be available this weekend.
Hudson recorded a hat trick in the
Orange and Blue Scrimmage.
Still, the veterans of the team have
full faith in the new-faces.
"I just feel like this year has been
different," defender Ashley Harris
said. "There's a lot of team chemistry.
Whether or not we're ofi the bench or
out there playing, it's just all for the
team. Our results show that."
BISHOP WINS FIRST AWARD AT UF:
The Gators have had their sites set
on Stacy Bishop since she was in
After two years at LSU, the UF
coaching staff finally got its wish.
Bishop won SEC Offensive Player
of the Week. In her first regular season
match at UF, Bishop scored the tying
goal against then No. 1 Portland.
"We knew she was a good player
back [when we recruited her],"
Burleigh said. "It was just a matter
of the needs of the team. I think it's
worked great that she wasn't able to
play last year and got a chance to sit
and watch. That always gives you a
"Everybody would think that [Noah
is] this big-headed superstar, but I see him
work hard on and off the court even in the
classroom and he does the right things,"
Mitchell continued. "He kind of leads the
way for us freshmen. He was obviously the
Most Outstanding Player for the NCAA
Tournament and got all these awards, but
at the end of the day, he came back to the
University of Florida."
The freshmen have hit their share of ob-
"He's like God up there. He could
pretty much write his own ticket."
UF forward on Joakim Noah
Mitchell dislocated his thumb Friday
when it became tangled in Brewer's jersey.
Then there's Werner, who recently
smashed his knee on the dashboard of his sis-
ter Jennifer's car. Werner has seen only limit-
ed action in practice because of the sore knee.
Oh, and the 6-foot-7 forward has learned
about UF's shot-blockers the hard way.
"[Maybe I should] go up a different way
or pump fake or maybe just step outside and
shoot the three," Werner said.
Some day maybe as soon as next season
- the freshmen may share the same campus
suite and create their own clique like the cur-
rent junior class. Until then, the two groups
will spend as much time together as pos-
"Any time we go somewhere we go to-
gether," Powell said. "Anytime we go out to
eat we go together. They hold it down even
when we don't have any money. Going out is
never a problem."
Well, maybe sometimes.
"It's kind of funny because many people
don't know who I am," Mitchell said. "I just
kind of drift back and just kind of evaluate
everyone approach [the juniors] with all
the signing autographs on the shirts and
the sneakers. I'm just kind of like, 'Wow.
People really love Florida basketball here in
II Iu qw I VUl r
Hawaii road trip
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
Hawaii may not be a paradise for the Gators this
The No. 5 UF volleyball team will face
some of its toughest competition of the
Gators year at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic in
The Gators will play No. 7 Hawaii,
No. 10 UCLA and Colorado in three con-
secutive days beginning Friday.
"It's as difficult a schedule as we've ever had,
to play these quality of teams on three consecutive
nights," UF coach Mary Wise said Monday. "Our feel-
ing was we could do that, and will it not help us in [the
Southeastern Conference]? It has to."
The Gators (2-0) will have to fight fatigue through-
out the tournament. This will begin with the adjust-
ment of their sleep schedules to local time upon ar-
Wise and the staff will try to keep the players awake
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28, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006
McGinnis named Player of the Week; injuries keep three others out
VOLLEYBALL, from page 27
as long as possible, or at least through din-
"Its a meal that you wouldn't want to
videotape because we're all just trying to
keep our heads out of the food plates," Wise
said. "But, you know what? They're college
students, and weird sleeping hours is part
of their routine."
Junior, outside hitter Marcie Hampton
said she will "pop some sleeping pills" on
the plane to fight jet lag.
UF will also reduce practice time during
"We're not really jumping or doing any-
thing strenuous, so we won't be tired before
the game," junior opposite hitter Amber
McCray said. "It's more going to be talking
about the game plan and watching film."
The Gators will also have to deal with
Hawaii's ultra-enthusiastic fan base. Wise
expects more than 8,000 fans at UF's Friday
night match against the Rainbow Wahine.
"They have like a cult following," Wise
said. "They're rock stars the Hawaii vol-
leyball players are."
Hawaii coach Dave Shoji will look for his
900th win Friday against UF. The Wahine
opened their season with two five-game
wins against No. 19 Pepperdine. The Gators
will face Hawaii at 1 a.m. EDT.
UF will take on UCLA at 10:30 p.m.
Saturday and, face Colorado at 8:30 p.m.
MCGINNIS HONORED BY
SEC: Angle McGinnis was
named the SEC Player of
the Week on Monday. She
posted a triple-double
,- (assists, digs and kills)
cGinni against Utah on Saturday.
"She had a shot the other night
which I've never seen," Wise said.
"She's t tt ype of athlete in that she
can take what the defense gives her,
and I think there are potentially more
triple-doubles in Angie McGinnis' future."
INJURY UPDATE: Junior middle blocker Kari
Klinkenborg's reconstructed ankle was eval-
uated Tuesday, but she continues to wear a
Senior outside hitter Stefanie Douglas is
day-to-day with tendonitis in her knee and
is not expected to play.
Wise expects freshman outside hitter
Janine Williams to return from a knee injury
..after the weekend.
Because of Williams' and Douglas' in-
juries, Wise turned to sophomore middle
blocker Kisya Killingsworth to compensate
by acting as-an outside hitter in some situ-
"We're trying to create a hybrid posi-
tion," Wise said. "There's not many players
you can do that with, ahd my challenge is:
Don't mess her up."
ANTONIO, from page 31
Carolina game last year. The
Gators average starting field
position was their own 21, while
the Gamecocks went on to win in
large part because they started on
average at their own 39.
It's pretty basic: The shorter
the field, the shorter you have to
go to score.
But besides field position, a
big special teams play can ignite
a team and its fans. Who knows
how many games Reggie. Bush
changed at Southern. California
because of his big-play ability?
Meyer knows there is a prob-
lem, but I question how much
his players do. He said players
lacked enthusiasm in the return
game last season, and they didn't
"buy in" to it. Meyer promises
changes this year, but why should
we expect any different?
The return game will depend
-largely on Jemalle Cornelius,
Andre Caldwell and Percy
Harvin. The trio is more than ca-
pable of having multiple touch-
down returns, but it hasn't yet.
And while all three possess the
speed and athleticism to make it
happen, they will still need good
blocking. Last year, Caldwell and
Cornelius were both injured on
missed blocking assignments.
If the Gators want to score
more effectively this year, the re-
turn game will have to step it up.
No one knows for sure if it
will happen. The laws of prob-
ability, though, are on UF's side.
As for the returners, when
asked if the streak would end
this year, each responded:
Cornelius: "For sure."
Caldwell: "Oh yeah. Just wait
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With Rick Clausen departed, Erik Ainge will be the starter at
quarterback from day one. David Cutcliffe, who served as the Vols'
offensive coordinator from 1993-99; returns this year in the same
role after serving as head coach of Ole Miss from 1999-2004. With
Ainge in his third year, he will have a trio of experienced receivers
to throw to in Robert Meachem, Bret Smith and Jayson Swain. Each
caught more than 20 balls last season. Arian Foster is the primary
option attaillack, having rushed for 879 yards and five touchdowns
his freshman year. Left tackle Arron Sears, a first-team All-SEC choice
in the preseason, anchors the offensive line.
Tennessee was among four SEC teams that ranked in the top 10 in
total defense in 2005, checking in at No. 6 by giving up less than 300
total yards per game. This year, it has to replace three starters on
the defensive line but will be anchored at that spot by tackle Justin
Harrell. Two of Tennessee's projected starting linebackers missed
time during spring camp due to injury. This position is still up in the
air. Jason Allen was selected in the first round by the Miami Dolphins
this year. However, the Vols return plenty in the secondary, with safety
Jonathan Hefney being the best of the bunch.
Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC)
Air Force: Sept. 9
UF: Sept. 16
Marshall: Sept. 23
@ Memphis: Sept. 30
@ Georgia: Oct. 7
Alabama: Oct. 21
@ South Carolina: Oct. 28
LSU: Nov. 4
@ Arkansas: Nov. 11
@ Vanderbilt: Nov. 18
Kentucky: Nov. 25
Jf r Impact Player Spotlight
SDT Justin Harrell, SR.
Turning on the TV last December made
defensive tackle Justin Harrell sick.-
S For the first time in Phil Fulmer's tenure,
players weren't putting on pads and
S knocking each other around in preparation
S for a bowl game as Christmas approached.
Harrell and his teammates found
themselves exactly where they didn't want to be: home for the
)all Preview holidays.
S"We definitely had a lot of downtime where we would just sit
and think about the season," Harrell said. "It was a bad taste.
It's something you don't get used to playing at Tennessee, being
Grades at home in December and January."
Harrell tried to watch some bowl games, but the fact that he
QB: B wasn't goingto play in one himself quelled his interest until the
QB: BCS games rolled around. He could only think about what might
RB: B have been.
WR: B Tennessee's defense was ranked sixth in the nation last year,
O: i but the Volunteers sputtered to a 5-6 record, their worst since
OL: B 1988.
DL: B Now Harrell, who was the defensive MVP of the Cotton Bowl
LB: B two years ago and tallied 7.5 tackles for loss last season, leads a
Vols defense that lost three starters on the defensive line.
S: B+ The Volunteers' goal: Get that bad taste out of their mouths.
CB: B+ "Tennessee isn't used to being 5-6, so it was definitely a
growing experience," Harrell said. "The only way we're going to
Special teams: B get that taste out of our mouths is to go out and win ballgames."
Tennessee will ROCK because it wants redemption. Despite winning a national title in 1998, one sub-par
season was all Phil Fulmer needed to find himself on the hot seat. The players will be hungry to prove
that 2005 was an aberration.
Tennessee will GET ROLLED because of team turmoil. Players insist that there is more discipline now than
there has ever been, but two Volunteers were kicked off the team in the off-season and three more nave
been suspended for various off-field reasons.
Jennifer LaBrie and Dan Treat/ Alligator Staff
The loss of Jay Cutler is going to hurt the Commodores immeasurably.
The No. 11 pick in April's NFL Draft was the SEC Offensive Player of
the Year in 2005; his cannon and playmaking ability carried this team
through much of last season. Redshirt sophomore Chris Nickson has
been given the starting nod, but redshirt freshman Mackenzi Adams
and Arizona-transfer Brian Kovalcheck should both play. Whoever
lines up under center will have a legitimate target in sophomore
Earl Bennett, who was named first-team AII-SEC in the preseason.
Other receivers will likely have to step up, however, as Bennett will be
subject to constant double-teams.
Vandy's defense is fairly solid up the middle, led by middle linebacker
Jonathan Goff, who had 63 tackles in 2005. That's probably the
best that can be said about a defense ranked near the bottom of the
conference in most defensive categories last year. The Commodores
ranked 11th in total defense, allowing 393.7 yards per game, and
registered just 14 sacks the fewest in the league (Auburn led with
39). The loss of Moses Osemwegie at outside linebacker only further
weakens a defensive unit that will have new faces at five positions.
Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC)
@ Michigan: Sept. 2
@ Alabama: Sept. 9
Arkansas: Sept. 16
Tennessee State: Sept. 23
Temple: Sept. 30
@ Ole Miss: Oct. 7
@ Georgia: Oct. 14
South Carolina: Oct. 21
@ Duke: Oct. 28
UF: Nov. 4
@ Kentucky: Nov. 11
Tennessee: Nov. 18
7 Impact Player Spotlight
WPl~ FWR l R
Special teams: C
The student section at the Swamp was
half-empty bythe time Earl Bennett caught
a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to draw
Vanderbilt to within one point of the Gators
Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson was
preparingto go for two and the win before he
saw the yellow flag lying on the field.
After catching the pass, Bennett did a brief end zone dance
- mild at best yet the referee threw the penalty flag anyway. The
events resulted in a 15-yard penalty and negated any chance of
going for the win.
Said Johnson: "This little lady, I don't think she had anything to do
with Vanderbilt, I think she was from Minnesota she said 'Coach,
the Southern Baptists allow more dancing than what Earl did.'"
That touchdown catch was one of two on the night for Bennett,
and one of nine he had during Vandy's final four games, in which he
amassed 545 receiving yards.
Ironically, the UF game might have been his worst of the stretch.
He torched South Carolina for 204 receiving yards, scored five
touchdowns against Kentucky and had 167 yards receiving against
Tennessee, including every yard on the Commodores game-winning
drive that kept the Vols out of a bowl game.
Johnson expects more of the same this year, despite the focus
being squarely on Bennett's back.
"We've gotto be creative in getting Earl the ball, tryto figure out
ways," Johnson said. "We can't just let people double team him, get
up there and bump-and-run."
Vanderbilt will ROCK because of favorable scheduling. The Commodores do not have to play LSU or
Auburn, and have easy opponents in Duke, Temple and Arkansas State.
Vanderbilt will GET ROLLED because it's still Vanderbilt. Cutler's 2005 team was Vanderbilt's best shot
to have a winning record. The Commodores haven't been to a bowl since 1982 and have had just three
winning seasons since 1968.
Jennifer LaBrie and Dan Treat/ Alligator Staff
Jennifer LaBrie and Dan Treat! Alligator Staff
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30, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
Friendship kept duo from giving up
LINEMEN, from page 31
ing to return too soon. It could have been the last of
"He could have easily gotten down and said,
'Man, I'm not going to be able to make it anymore.
With these kfiees, nobody is going to want me,'" said
Thomas, who has been roommates with McDonald
since their sophomore seasons. "But I didn't let him.
I said, Just get back and show them.'"
Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison chal-
lenged McDonald as well.
"I asked him, 'Ray, do you want to be a big-time
player?' And he said, 'Yes,'" Mattison recalled. "So I
told him, 'Well then, you have to [rehab] diligently,'
and that's what he's done."
'Thomas, on the other hand, mulled entering the
NFL Draft during the off-season. However, Mattison
talked him out of it.
"I felt strongly that he wasn't dose to where he
could be, health-wise," Mattison said. "I think he has
all the ability; I think he has all the intangibles that
the pros are going to look for. But its a matter of pro-
duction. It's a matter of going onto that field every
single game and showing people what you have."
Conjoined at the heart by crushing injuries, the
two linemen that once split 100 chicken wings at
a local Hooters decided to return for their senior
Bookending two careers
The two always watch game film together, and
it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the
"We have little competitions trying to figure out
who gets off the ball the fastest," Thomas said. "We
watch on film to see which one of us can hit another
lineman first. And we always race at practice."
There's one department where Thomas dares not
"I can't touch him when he eats," Thomas said.
"He'll pile up all sorts of junk on his plate, eat it all
"He can be as good as there is."
UF co-defensive coordinator on Ray McDonald
and none of it shows."
Saturday,.McDonald and Thomas hope to begin
capping two careers that, so far, have tasted more
like moldy bread than a crispy chicken wing.
If they can remain healthy, there is no telling what
the duo can accomplish.
"'He can be as good as'there is," Mattison said of
McDonald. "All that is going to be determined on
what kind of shape he's in and how it all pans out."
As for Thomas?
"If he stays healthy and performs at the level of
his ability I think hell be one of the top nose guards
in the country," Mattison said.
Meyer praises Cornelius
NOTES, from page 31
"I'm 42 years old and I've
never had to deal with those is-
sues," Meyer said. "In the past
year and a half, those are issues
that he's put himself into. That's
all his personal business but I
really like the way the team has
rallied around him."
Asked about Harris' playing
status Saturday, Meyer respond-
ed: "I'm not sure yet."
A redshirt senior and a starter
on last season's team, Harris was
dismissed from most of spring
camp for personal reasons which
included academic problems.
He has since improved his
"I like the fact that he's going
to be a graduate at the University
of Florida," Meyer said. "That
means a lot .to these players.
Whether he plays or not ever is
really not that important when
you look at the grand scheme of
things. He's a better person be-
cause we've helped him.
"The University of Florida has
helped Steven Harris become a
CORNELIUS DUBBED MOST
VALUABLE: Meyer called senior
receiver Jemalle Cornelius the
most valuable player on the
Cornelius will start at receiver
with Dallas Baker and Andre
Caldwell, but it is his role on
special teams that sets him apart
from his teammates.
Meyer will start Cornelius as a
kickoff returned and punt blocker
as well as play him on the kickoff
"It would be hard to say to
he's not the most valuable player
on the team," Meyer said.
It's not nice
to fool with
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006
Senior D-linemen bond
through injuries, obstacles
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Marcus Thomas could have quit. Ray
McDonald didn't let him.
"When I had my back surgery [in 2005], I
thought it was over with," Thomas said. "I was
thinking about quitting, but he was on me try-
ing to help me, trying to keep my head up."
McDonald could have quit .one year later,
but there was Thomas returning the favor.
"There were some days I just didn't want
to do the rehab," McDonald recalled. "But he
would always motivate me and tell me, 'Keep
your head up. You need to do this. You need to
do that. You told me not to give up on my back
so that I could still play, so now its time for me
to do the same thing for you.'
"We were just a shoulder for each other to
For UF, Thomas and McDonald are two
sets of musculature for its defense to lean on.
The Gators enter the 2006 season with hopes
of fielding what should be one of the country's
elite defensive lines perhaps even the best in
But if any of this talk is to make the leap from
paper to reality, it will be because of Thomas
and McDonald the story of a five-year friend-
ship that could climax with simultaneous 2006
Band of Brothers
They are seniors now. They were freshmen
in 2003. Thomas, a defensive tackle, became
the first true freshman to start on the line since
Johnnie Church and David Barnard did so in
1992. McDonald also a tackle at the time -
had redshirted the previous season, but started
12 games and totaled 54 tackles in 2003.
The two players roomed together on every
road trip. Their conversations always centered
around a constant topic.
Gators "All we would ever talk
...... about was how good we could
be on the field," Thomas said.
"We just felt such a tight connec-
tion- us being both freshmen- and we began
challenging each other."
But the script abruptly turned sour. Thomas
underwent back surgery after his sophomore
season. He would play during 2005 like noth-
ing had happened, like he was healthier than a
Granny Smith apple. Thomas even joked about
his friend Scoop the name he had given to his
belly. But in reality, he had never fully recovered
from the surgery.
McDonald hardly fared better. He partially
tore his right ACL against Tennessee. He would
partially tear his left ACL as well after attempt-
SEE LINEMEN, PAGE 30
Tim Casey/ Alligator
UF defensive linemen Ray McDonald and Marcus Thomas leaned on each other
through their injuries and now look to end their careers on a positive note.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Hoping to offset a rule change that
will reduce the number of plays during
Southeastern Conference games, the
Gators anticipate emphasizing their
"You have playmakers, so you want
plays," Coach Urban Meyer said. "It
will be a little bit of a trial and error,
I'm sure, but we're going to try to be
The SEC has announced the follow-
ing rule changes: The game clock will
now start on an initial kickoff rather
than when the first player touches the
kicked ball. Also, referees will no lon-
ger wait for a snap to start the game
clock after a dead ball. Instead, they
will start the cock after placing the
ball down and granting the ready-for-
play signal. There are two exceptions:
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following a timeout or if the play ends
"I'm very upset about that whole
deal very upset," Meyer said. "People.
are trying to change the game for some
Meyer has formulated a specific
that he will relay
to the offense at the
beginning of certain
defensive tackle Steven Harris' situ-
ation for the first time this fall camp.
Monday, Harris admitted he has
fathered a 2-year-old daughter and'
two 4-month-old sons. The children
are from two different women.
*Ten years after UF's only na-
tional championship in football,
alligatorSports will look back
Friday on the 52-20 Sugar Bowl
win against Florida State.
Gators return game looks to score
A lot of things have happened since
the Gators returned a kick or punt
or a touchdown.
Ron Zook has come and gone.
George W. Bush was elected president
Pluto was a planet, and then it wasn't.
Yeah, it's been a while.
In fact, the last time UF had a punt or
kick returned for a touchdown was when
Lito Sheppard took a pair of punts to the
house against Middle Tennessee State in
As funny as it sounds, ask Coach Urban
Meyer about the drought and see if he
laughs. You can feel him cringe every time
a reporter asks him about the statistic.
"At Florida, that shouldn't happen,"
Meyer said about the return game. "It
should be a freak show with what you're
able to recruit here."
He's right. Miami and Florida State re-
cruit the same players as UF, but they don't
seem to have any trouble returning kicks.
Former Hurricanes speedster Devin
Hester ran six back in his three seasons at
S2002: UF receiver Taylor Jacobs racks up
a school record 246 receiving yards in the
Gators opener against Alabama-Birming-
ham. The game a 51-3 win was the first
for former coach Ron Zook.
Going, going, Gonzo
Miami. That's six
more than the en-
tire UF program,
in case you're
You can talk all
you want about
Chris Leak's arm,
the lack of an
and the depleted offensive line, but field
* position will play as much of a role in scor-
ing as anything this year maybe more.
True UF's average starting field
position was tops in the Southeastern
Conference last season, but this statistic is
The Gators average field position was
thanks in large part to a defensive punt
return unit that allowed just 3.3 yards per
return the best in school history and sec-
ond nationally not the return game.
And anyone who says field position
isn't important didn't watch the South
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ECollege football: South Carolina
vs. Mississippi State
ESPN, 8 p.m.
ECollege football : Boston College
vs. Central Michigan
ESPN 2, 6 p.m.
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