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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006


Free T-shirts commemorate wrong year


By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org


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
mass-produced?"
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


2006.
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
Campus AthleticAssociation.
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
RIGNEY
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
WillistonRoad.
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
Thomas have
battled injuries
throughout their
careers. Now, the
healthy seniors
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


STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Qualifying process begins


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org -,

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
full-time student.
Earlier this year, two top SG executives
resigned from their positions because


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traffic on Saturday for
UF's first home foot-
ball game. See story,
pg. 5.


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
Student Senate.
"I personally think it's unfair to
create a platform at this time
that's made up by a few party
leaders."
Keith Hardwick
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
organization.
The Swamp Party has not yet released

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Akeem is the name of the fic-
tional prince in scenes performed
at the Black Student Assembly on
Tuesday. We reported otherwise in
Wednesday's Alligator.

McNair Bostick was 34. We re-
ported otherwise in Wednesday's
Alligator.

Arturo Armand was not unani-
mously voted in as interim vice
president at Tuesday's Student
Senate meeting. Student Sen.
Ryan Nelson was opposed. We re-
ported otherwise in Wednesday's
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3


ON CAMPUS

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
Alligator.Writer
jchindamo@alligator.org

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
senator.
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
rights.
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
Gainesville."
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
campus."
Thomas Jardon
Action Party president


on campus.
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
campaign."
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
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Demand


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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 country.
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
Cantliffe said.
"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
major."
Melissa Webb
Coordinator for the horticultural
sciences department

"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
them."
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
Alligator Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

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
University Avenue.
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
Central Florida.
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
University Avenue.
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
budget.
The extra money was spent on
the redesign of the Hogtown Creek
Bridge and some conflicts with util-
ity lines.
The project is scheduled to end
in the spring of 2007.


City entryways


to be spruced

By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Writer
dtao@alligator.org

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-
dinances.
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
Waldo Road.


PepsiCo grants $1.1 million for UF's obesity research


* THE GRANT ALLOWS FOR
NATIONWIDE RESEARCH.

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.


"African-American and
Latin communities over-in-
dex in obesity."
Lynn Markley
PepsiCo spokeswoman

"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


more healthy."
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
national distribution.
"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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Book bonanza

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
nightmare.
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
good job.
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
free food.
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
wage.
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
most students.
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
anytime soon.
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
now?
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
default.
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
states.
Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy and history freshman.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Reader response
Today's question: Should TAs Wednesday's question Due totechni-
teach fewer classes at UF? cal difficulties, the results of Wednes-
day's question are not available.
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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.
Ed Salsberry
Gainesville resident
/-


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
$233.
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
fixed budget.
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
in general.
Rick Bryant
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.


Philip Sandifer
6LS



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.
Andrew Sarafan
2EG


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Surgical luminary to join medical school's staff


New director a front-runner in transplant surgery


By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer
Ifranco@alligator.org

A top researcher and surgical director at
the University of Virginia recently joined the
highest ranks of the UF College of Medicine's
surgical staff.
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
recovery.
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
university.
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 said.
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
her husband.


"My heart is broken, but I have a
beautiful son to help me carry on,"
she said.
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
the mountains.


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


areas.
"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
heart."
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
unsavory.
"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-
dates available.
The standards are different for the
Pants Party.
"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


Morning Harvest
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
numerals.
"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
everyone.
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.








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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
guitarist/bassist/
singer Timothy J.
Deaux, 26.
Deaux has a powerful lust for
Gainesville.
"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,"
Deaux said.
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
playing.
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
right direction."
Velveteen Pink's dance card is
full for the entire semester. They
have shows lined up nearly every
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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
time."
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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


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do to keep
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through you!
I love hearing
about your romantic
escapades (or lack l
thereof).
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-
vision show/movie/scandal
is without its share of sexy
intrigue.
So you won't be surprised


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to hear that I'm ready for a
change and I bet you are
too.
I'm bored with myself,
and thanks to those who have
written, I know you have an
opinion.
I would love to hear more
IcDowell from you your
opinions, your ad-
vice, your problems
and your best tips
and ideas.
If you hate what I
have to say, great! Let
me know. If you're
single and loving it, perfect.
If you're getting married next
week, tell us about it.
Every other week, I'd love
to feature what you have to say
in Sex on the Avenue. Write me
at advice@alligator.org to sub-
mit your best guest column,
and look forward to reading
what other students have to
say about sex on campus this
Fall.


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.
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Union Board. This semester, the committee plans to
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.
SWant more free comedy? You can catch The.
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 rww37@ufl.edu.


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Gainesville performer experiments during shows


By SHEM FLEENOR
Avenue Writer
The world is not yet his oyster,
but Tom Miller has turned it into
his canvas.
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
implausible.
"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
government name.
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
misspellings."
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
psychotherapy.
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
Frank Zappa.
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-
sic.
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
Plastic Age.
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
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"The Wizard of Oz."
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
capitalism.
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-
lion, scot-free.
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-
ster dinners."
An anonymous donor recently
helped him purchase a Suzuki
Boulevard motorcycle worth more
than $3,500.
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-
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Moefest raises funds to benefit Hippodrome Theatre


By DAVID LOW
Avenue Writer

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
Gainesville.
Organized by booking agent
and radio disc jockey Moe
Rodriguez, Moefest is in its sixth
year of existence.
"Moe has
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
Common Grounds
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
sounded great."
The Hippodrome had been
a beneficiary of the show once
before, during the summer be-
fore the start of the Fall 2006
semester.
"The intent was to attract
student audiences to go to the
shows [to support the theater],"


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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
Physician, Fick,
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
down there."
The Moefest Hippodrome
benefit raised about $1,200 in one
night.
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.


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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,
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Velveteen Pink, 8-10 p.m., free
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Garn Organ Trio, DJ Hiebel, 9 p.m., $5


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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
establishment?
The Swamp
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
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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
the side.
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
and reading.
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
sanity.
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
Gator.
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-
pagne.
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
7,569.
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.
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Museum Nights


kicks off at Harn


By STEPHANIE SNYDER
Avenue Writer

On Thursday night, the Ham
Museum and the Florida Museum
of Natural History kicked off the
first Museum Nights of the new
school year.
"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
leaf.
UF freshman Cherysh Kemp, a
first-time visitor to the museum,
said that without the tour she
"wouldn't have gotten much of
[the art]."
"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
"interesting."
"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
have."
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
one place.
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
first-generation Gator.
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-
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larger.
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
for booze.
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
people off.
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
Avenue Writer

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
Shout night.
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
loved.
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
Wednesday.
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
all (me).


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
dose.
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
patio.
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
www.myspace.com/shoutandtwist.







16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006




Former Planet traded to Kuiper Belt Asteroids


By TODD PORTNOWITZ
Avenue Writer

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
Asteroids.
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
spotlight.
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
I'm doing"
: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
want Armageddon."


the guide to


American


Cafe Gardens
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.

Japanese

Bento Cafe
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
Gatorfood.com. 377-8686.


Coffee

Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
be a slop on everyone's list. Deja
Brew serves the finest coffee in
town Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more.
All served to you by a friendly and
knowledgeable staff. Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a week,
so you will have plenty of time to
enjoy your favorite drinks. Hope to
see you there! 1412 W. University
Ave in the Target Copy Building.
372-6169


Desserts
m -.s.u", c.-


Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake,
cheesecake.. over 20 handmade
desserts.. 371-1711
3445 W. University Ave.
www.mildredsbigcityfood.com

Fresh Food

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.
371-1711
www.mildredsbigcityfood.com


Ice Cream *

TCBY
We offer delicious, low-fat yogurt,
cokes, smoothies, and ice cream of
many varieties Come try our new
frappe chillerl Visit us at one of our
3 locations- 3102 SW 34th St.,
1039 NW 76th Blvd., 2441 NW
43rd St

Marble Slab Creamery
Best ice cream in town! We have
non-fat yogurts, smoothies, shakes,
ice cream cakes, and other ice
cream specialties Visit us at 3420
SW Archer rd, next to Blockbuster
in Butler Plaza. 352-395-7523

Vegetarian

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.


Gelato

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.
www.thegelatocompany.com
352-262-9627

Hookah Lounge
Farah'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.

Mexican

El Toro
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


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Mexican


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/
352-378-5948 /
www.buritobros.com

Asian

Liquid Ginger Asian Grille
& Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Hippodrome Suncenter
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
reservation.

Chinese

Golden Buddha
Where eating well means eating
healthy... Gainesville's best chi-
nese food. Now with more sizes
available with more vegetarian
options. As always, generous por-
tions, fast service & super lunch/
dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-
4282 or 380-9076. Full
menu and specials@
GoldenBuddhaSpecial.com


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Burgers

SThe New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in
/ Gainesville. Other best of awards
/ include: salad, dessert, martini,
wine list.
/ 3 \31-4418
S3443 W. University Ave.
www.mildredsbigcityfood com

Mediterranean

Gyros Plush,
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
halal meat.
Vietnamese

Saigon Legend
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.
Catering available.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
11:30am-9pm. 374-0934,
1228 W. Univ. Ave.



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the guide to dining out,
please contact
Natalie Kent
alligator advertising,
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 E ALLIGATOR, 17



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.
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
drunken kids.
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
opening act.
Conversely, arriving late will keep
you from claiming a front-row seat,
seeing good opening bands and finding
parking.
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.


Low


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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,
David.
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
pretentious hipster.
Don't be surprised if you make some
friends and never go to a show alone
again. Not that there's anything wrong
with that....


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study requires that you come to our clinic up to 5 times over a
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2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Comiputers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13. Wanted 18 Personals .23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate -10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event Notices 25 Lost & Found

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l For Rent
S unfurnished

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

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

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

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com
Convenient Bus Route!
12-6-72-2

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

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

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

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

PET'S PARADISE $395 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

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

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

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

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
375-7104. 8-31-15-2

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

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


I For Rent
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1 BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD
2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged.
352-377-2150 9-22-21-2

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

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

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

JONESVILLE 3/2/pool.
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-
3800. 9-5-10-2

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


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

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
9-6-10-2

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
9-7-10-2

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
9-7-10-2

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


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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
8-31-5-2
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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2

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
www.turlintgtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2


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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2

*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
9-1-5-2

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-
25-20-2

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-
20-2

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. kingcchan@yahoo.com 9-
1-5-2

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
9-12-10-2

LOFTAPTARTMENT.
PLENTY OF SPACE
JUST STEPS TO NORMAN HALL.
ONLY $555 A MONTH
loftuf@yahoo.com 9-12-10-2

ROOM FOR STUDENT IN
4BR/2BA HOME. $300/MO
Free util +cable+laundry Call 562-4008
9-5-5-2


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-
9295 9-7-5-3


alU Roommates


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

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


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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

Pickwick Park
3BR/3BA townhome
washer/dryer connection
$850 per month
Please call 375-1111 9-7-5-2

MEADOWCREST APARTMENTS
Eff, 1, 2BR
$375 -$575
110 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville
352-378-3988 9-7-5-2

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
332-0841 9-7-5-2

Available now 2BR/1BA in triplex. $600/mo.
1st, last & $400 security. Small pets ok. Call
332-5585 leave message. 9-14-10-2


Subleases 3


1BR in 3BR apartment, unfurnished: $400/
mo, utilities not included. Madison Pointe
Apartments. Contact James Trinidad at 284-
3629 9-7-10-3

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-
10-3

1BR/1BAin 3BR/3BR at Lexington Crossing.
Male wanted. Fully furnished, full utilities,
W/D, gym. 9 month sublease. $480/mo. Call
954-701-8850 8-31-5-3

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 icheng@bellsouth.net
9-7-10-3

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
9-1-5-3

1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt at Cabana Beach
apt. Poolview. $594 for 9 months. $524/mo
for one year, furnished. Call Floridan 352-
328-6164 9-6-5-3

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-
1140 9-7-5-3

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.
386-397-6775 9-8-11-4

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


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ao Roommates

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.
8-31-19-4

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
9-6-16-4

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

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

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
9-1-10-4

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

ONE ROOM AVAILABLE
HURRY IT WON'T LAST
-4BR/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
9-6-10-4

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

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
8-31-7-4

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
9-6-10-4

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


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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-
5646 9-7-10-4

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
.321-591-7067 9-7-8-4

.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 ttandt@ufl.edu or 904-291-6554
9-13-10-4

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-
1063 9-5-3-4

.ublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
www.MetroRoommates.com
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
407-721-1006 9-5-3-4

Private locked rooms $85 P/W with color
TV. East side town. Call 376-0384. For all
details. 9-7-5-4

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-
7-5-4

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


SReal Estate


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

Quad-, Tri,,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.
12-6-72-5


Ck 0. 15^v y
CosAcos IUI*rk(ur^
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
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INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900).
Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet.
Med, Health Sci., etc. & heart of UF. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Call Tom Bellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
5375. 9-29-50-5


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).
9-29-50-5 S

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
352-219-2879 12-6-72-5

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

2005 GENERAL SIZZLER MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA Doublewide 24x44. Like new con-
dition. W/D, ref, elec range, fans. On lot in
Oak Park Village off Archer Rd. $34,000. Call
772-287-0820 or 772-260-1933 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
8-31-14-5

OCONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINE*
2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile &
wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller.
Cell 352-562-4091 frankffv@hotmail.com
9-12-20-5

NEW CONSTRUCTION
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
10-16-18-5

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
9-6-10-5

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-
7-10-5

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
9-7-10-5

NEW CONSTRUCTION





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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
Fall completion
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.
Contact Agent
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
www.venture-realty.com
11-30-65-5

1BR/1BA condo 2 miles to UF
Ground floor, quiet & attractive.
Inexpensive living $79,000 386-462-3066
9-19-15-5

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-
338-8250 9-6-5-5

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-
5601 9-7-5-5


1 Furnishings


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-
377-9846 12-6-72-6


Sa l Furnishings


MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. -Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

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

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

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

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6

Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets
$299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169;
sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all
on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St
Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400
12-6-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sofa $225 BRAND 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
12-6-72-6

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

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

**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-6-72-6

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


llI Roommates Real Estate


CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
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.
12-6-72-6

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

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

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

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

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
S12-6-72-6

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!
12-6-72-6

*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.
12-6-72-6

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

Sofa nice $75, full size bed $50, twin bed
$40, window AC 6000 BTU $65, new car-
pet 12x12 $75, 19" color TV $35. Like new
electric stove $75, dining table $45. Call 335-
5326 9-5-17-6

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

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-
31-5-6

SOFA SLEEPER & LOVESEAT
Excellent condition! A must See!
$500.
352-375-1473 9-1-7-6

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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Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
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Computer Solutions Inc
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12-6-72-7

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

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-6-72-7

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


S Electronics


Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.


0 1 Bicycles 1

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

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


121 For Sale


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

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

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

*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only.$5991
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory. kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
12-6-72-10

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

STUDENT PARKING
85-100 dollars for the Fall semester. 2 minute
walk to campus. Stop by at 405 NW 13th St.
Across from ABC Liquor 352-374-7700
9-1-7-10

GOOD DEALS ON CUSTOM BUILT HOME

WOOD BARS
Visit: www.ybwoodworking.com 9-1-5-10

ULTIMATE BOWFLEX
NEARLY NEW
352-577-4370 $550 9-1-5-10


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****** PS2 000***
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10

* Maytag. WASHER $40 0 TOASTER
OVEN $6 0 4 Beautiful BARSTOOLS $101
each 0 DAYBED w/Linens & Shams $80 *
Stand-alone MIXER w/bowls $15 386-462-
1348 8-31-2-10


ANTHOLOGY
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
www.bobbrackin.com 12-6-67-10


| Motorcycles, Mopedsj

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

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

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
12-6-72-11

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

**CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES **
SCOOTERS, in ANY condition new or used.
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
9-8-35-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11

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

.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: muscooffla@alltel.net.
Local Call: 386-496-8390 9-13-15-11

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


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


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.
352-262-4673 9-1-7-11


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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-
4673 9-1-7-11

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

SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
-www.swampcycles.com
12-6-66-11


M Autos


*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

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

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

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

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
12-6-71-12

BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

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

2000 MERCURY MYSTIQUE LS
V6 leather, cold AC, full records $3500/OBO.
352-514-7416 9-1-7-12

02 FORD FOCUS
Great condition. Good gas mileage. AC,
6-disc CD $6800/OBO Call 828-371-8474
8-31-5-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12


Autos


SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financedcvehicle
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12

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

FOR SALE!
1995 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. 74,000 miles,
great condition. $3500 or best offer. Call Lior
@305-710-5166 8-31-5-12

03 HONDA CIVIC SI
32.5K Miles, great condition, $12,500/OBO
For more information please call:
772-538-5420 9-1-5-12

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-
378-3627 9-11-10-12

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-
6-5-12

1995 FORD ESCORT $959/OBO. 149k
mi, green, runs good, good gas mileage,
A/C,CD. Call between 9-10pm 682-1610
9-6-5-12

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
9-7-5-12

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


Wanted

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

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

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
9-1-70-13
WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches.

CA$H PAID!!
904-415-3294 or email:jcol105457@aol.com
8-31-26-13

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

The St. Francis House located at 413 S. Main
St. in Gainesville has an URGENT need for
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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
12-6-72-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Tom 379-3663
9-22-21-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
2442 12-6-72-14

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
10-31-41-14

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

CASH!!
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.
12-6-72-14

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

SECRETARY NEEDED
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT &
FT available. For info call Tom @ 379-3663
9-22-21-14

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

LANDSCAPERS
for commercial properties needed FT only.
VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & CLEAN
BACKGROUND A MUST. Exp preferred. Call
352-222-1904 8-31-21-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
12-6-72-14

WE NEED.GOOD HELP!!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty
manufacturing. Some experience helpful
8-31-18-14


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

FT or PT (flexible hours) legal secretary for
small business litigation firm. Computer skills
required. Send resume t6 P.O. Drawer 1168,
Gainesville, FL 32602, or fax (352)375-6249
8-31-18-14

FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272. Attn:
Lynn. 9-1-18-14


VALET ATTENDANTS
FT.and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.12-6-70-14

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

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

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
Rd. 9-13-23-14

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
9-8-21-14

Telephone Interviewing
NO SALES
$7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS
Apply @ UF Survey Research Center
M-F. 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave
Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105
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: gvldj@aol.com. 8-31-13-14

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

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

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

Hardware Engineer for fabless semiconduc-
tor co in Ocala. FT with full benefits, 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:
resumes@intellon.com 9-6-15-14


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


* Accounting Assistant
* Shipping Tech
* Maintenance Tech
* Landscaper
* Tech Support
* Aviation Assistant
* Marketing/Sales
* Wordprocessor
Resume to hr@gleim.com www.gleim.com.
9-7-15-14

Fast-paced sports memorabilia co. in
Alachua is looking for reliable, flex person to
work in our shipping dept. 16-20 hrs/wk @
$8/hr. Tel. Rick 800-344-9104. 8-31-11-14

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

$$ NANNY JOBS $$
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

SERVER
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
9-18-20-14

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

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


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-
2394. 9-1-10-14
TEMP HELP NEEDED doing office work at
CINTAS CORP. $8/hr start in Sept. 352-
328-4962 for more info. 8-31-9-14

REITZ UNION AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES
HIRING: Crew members to help set-up and
operate audio, lighting, and cinema projec-
tion equipment. Fill out an online application
available at www.union.efl.edu/jobs/. Note:
You MUST select "Productions Productions
Tech Support" as your FIRST choice. You
MUST be a registered UF student to apply!
9-1-9-14

WAREHOUSE STAFFII
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
9-1-9-14
EVENT SUPERVISORS!!
PT Supervisors needed. days, nights week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 9-1-9-14
CASHIERS NEEDED!!
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
9-1-9-14

The Reitz Union Productions Department
is now accepting applications for Student
Assistant positions. Productions employees
work in a fast-paced environment setting
tables, chairs, staging and audio-visual
equipment for events in the Reitz Union.
Opportunities for advancement are avail-
able in our growing department. Apply
online at: www.union.ufl.edu/jobs, and list
"Productions" as your first choice of employ-
ment. 9-1-5-14

FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED
Gatorfood.com
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
house. 9-13-10-14

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
9-5-10-14

Country home/office needs reliable person
for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time.
Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000
9-12-15-14

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
9-13-15-14

Nanny to help care for 14 month old and be
a part of a loving family. Exp, own transporta-
tion, light housekeeping required. Non-smok-
er, 30-35 hrs/wk. Prefer Ed or Psych major.
References required Call 352-332-9811
9-6-10-14

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

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 janies@abcr.com
9-6-10-14

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, st23@cox.net
9-6-10-14

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
9-6-10-14

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

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

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

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







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

P/T FEMALE STUDENT
Women's biomedical corp. Major in EE,
CISE, ME, etc. Fax 1 page resume to Mary:
375-6111. 9-13-10-14

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

SALES CLERK
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. University Ave. Downtown
372-7922 9-6-10-14'

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


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
9-1-7-14

Preschool Teachers
02B Kids!
Apply: 6680 W. Newberry Rd.
or any location
9-1-7-14

BARTENDERS/WAITSTAFF/COOKS
JPGators. Friendly, outgoing persons for day
and night shifts. 3-5 days per week. Apply at
JPGators 1605 SW 13th St. No phone calls
please. 9-1-7-14

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




PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Part-time production assistant to work
mornings, evenings, or weekends. Must
have reliable transportation. For more
information, please e-mail your availability to
production_assistant@hotmail.com
9-1-5-14

LA FIESTA
is now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th Place. Anytime after 2PM
9-14-15-14

EXECUTIVE/PERSONALASSTANT
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

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED
for a 264 unit apartment complex. Experience
preferred. Please call Charise at 352-333-
9922 or fax your resume to 352-333-9928
8-31-5-14




NOW HIRING
Experienced Notetakes and Editors
Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com
9-7-10-14

PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
for busy doctors office. Afternoons. Mon thru
Fri 1-5pm. Fax resume to 352-377-9577 8-
31-5-14

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

SEPTEMBER OPENINGS
$12.50 base/apt
We want to start 30 people. All majors wel-
come. Sales/service, PT/FT conditions apply
352-372-6697- 9-22-21-14

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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Security Staff Needed Now!
$7.00 hour
Help residence halls be safe.
Info & applications available
at security office in Beaty East
392-2161 x 10125 for more info
9-7-10-14


TCBY Now hiring
Apply in person at Thornebrook Village
Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14

EGO FASHIONS in Union Street Station is
now hiring exp. and fashion oriented sales
associates for fall. Drop off resume. 201
SE 2nd Ave. Suite 111 Call 352-337-6678
9-7-10-14

In-Home TUTOR wanted for High School
Writing/Reading Comprehension. Previous
experience preferred. Call 275-2062 8-31-
5-14

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers seeks
Cord Blood/Marrow Technical Coordinator.
Duties include maintaining equipment, co-
ordinating internal audits and assisting with
external audits, implementing and maintain-
ing-training records, entering new donors
into database, collecting and processing
cord blood, reviewing paperwork with cord
blood donors, coordinate marrow donations
and deliver marrow after donations. Must
have excellent written and oral communica-
tion skills. Health or blood banking experi-
ence preferred. BA/BS in science or related
field required. Please submit cover letter
and resume to smcartechine@lifesouth.org.
Background check required. EOE/DFWP. 9-
1-6-14

Donor Scheduling Representatives needed
to help maintain the community blood sup-
ply. Representatives will be responsible for
contacting donors via telephone and setting
up appointments to donate whole blood. This
position has a monthly bonus and a start-
ing pay of 6.50/hr. Evening positions from
5-9 are available. To apply, please fill out an
application at LifeSouth Community Blood
Centers, 4039 Newberry Road. EOE/DFWP.
9-1-6-14


GATORS WANTED!
We pay for your opinions.
Visit http://www.easystudentjobs.com 9-8-
10-14

Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or hr@trimarkproperties.com
12-6-70-14

BARN HELP experience.necessary clean-
ing stalls & feeding. Mornings or evenings.
20 mins from UF. Will trade for lessons at
hunter/jumper farm. Call 495-6819 9-8-
10-14

Part-Time Computer/Network Support
Tech, Students only, flexible hours,
great experience! Email resume to
resume.submit@actcfl.org or contact Shane
Sapp at 352-264-6934 9-8-10-14

GIRLS CLUB hiring PT Drivers. Must have
class C or B CDL or be willing to obtain.
Clean driving record required. Call 373-4475
8-31-5-14



PREMIER
PRODUCT IONS

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS
* Full-time in office representatives
* Needed to place orders and
* Handle walk-in clients
Send resumes to sjsacks@hotmail.com 8-
31-5-14

SALES REPS
Will be working with:
* Studet Organizations
* Local Businesses -
* City of Gainesville Departments
* Community Events
Will be working on outside sales. Send
resumes to Premier sjsacks@hotmail.com
8-31-5-14


FALL & SPRING INTERNSHIP POSITIONS
* Marketing/PR
* Management
* Adv/Fin
Interns must determined to exceed our and
their own expectations. Send resumes to
Premier sjsacks@hotmail.com 8-31-5-14



Interested in a career in entertainment?
Want to be a distributor of your favorite
music? Looking for an opportuntiy to make
money in a field that excites you? Respond
Attn: Scott at gatordownloads@gmail.com
8-31-5-14



PITA PIT
now hiring in-store & drivers. Across from
campus: Apply within. 9-9-10-14



****CASTING CALL****
PRENTICE HALL VIDEO PRODUCTION. All
Ethnicities needed, ages 22-55. Send name,
age & photo to alison@yournextvideo.com
8-31-5-14



Experienced retail associates/managers
needed for retail gas station. $8-11/hr + com-
mission. Exceptional candidates may qualify
for other benefits. Call now for interview 333-
7577 9-6-5-14



Major Internet Retailer
Various positions in IT. Business Dev
Customer Service. Flex schedules.
Competitive pay. Leam more at:
www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm 9-1-5-14



Computer Geek Wanted PT or FT
Mature individual with high IQ
Ability to porblem solve a plus.
Will train the right person. No dorks.
e-mail: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14



Marketing Geek Wanted FT
Mature individual with high IQ
Sales orAd experience a plus
Will train the right person
email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14



Indside Sales Reps.
For major internet retailer.
Will Train. Sales exp a plus.
FAX 815-301-8667
Email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14



Administrative Geek Wanted FT
Mature individual with high IQ.
Finance or bookkeeping exp a plus
Will train the right attitude.
email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14



Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building,
call 392-06-01 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
Ilocey/smokers.mht-for more infor.
9-25-20-14



Office Assistant Immediate, part-time
position, approx. 20hrs/week. Spreadsheets
& general office duties. $10/hr. Send resume
(& times available) to: Florida Gas Utility,
fax 334-0789 or email jhodge@flgas.com.
9-1-5-14


PINCH-A-PENNY
7100 W. University Ave. Full time/part time. '
Sales Associate. Apply in person. 9-11- Classifieds..
1-14 Continued on next page.


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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
College.

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
and educational time.

For more information visit us at
www.progifts.com/jobs.php or call Shannon
@ 352-332-3833 9-1-5-14

Babysitter needed immediately for 9 month
old. 9-1 almost every day including week-
ends. Mother works out of home, but needs
assistance. Background check will be per-
formed. Must like animals and be non-smok-
er. Salary negotiable. Contact 514-6600
9-1-5-14

EARN EXTRA MONEY
Wanted: friendly, outgoing people w/ dynam-
ic personalities to demonstrate fragrances.
Call Dan Mixson, BELK 331-3535 ext 220
9-1-5-14

THE BAGEL BAKERY
is now hiring for Fall $6.50/hr fr line work-
ers. $7.50/fr for bakers. Flexible schedules.
Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110
9-5-5-14

PT LEASING CONSULTANT
Looking for motivated, reliable person w/
great customer service skills.
Contact Brooke 376-4493 or fax 384-3982
9-5-5-14

HELPER PT
Flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errande
& minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear mes-
sage 373-1619 9-5-5-14

SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTOR
seeking reliable LABORERS. Will train.
Transportation required $8-10/hr. Fax appli-
cations to 352-495-2223. 9-5-5-14

OPUS CAFE- COFFEE BAR
Work at a fast-paced coffee bar near cam-
pus. Searching for dependable students
to work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning &
afternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim
352-262-0822 for more info. 9-5-5-14

DRIVER FOR CATERING.
Weekdays, great hours and pay. Reliable &
friendly. Own car. Apply in person between
2-5pm NAPOLATANO'S 605 NW 75th St.
9-5-5-14

TutorGator.com
Now registering tutors.
Make money at your schedule! No reg. fee.
9-5-5-14

0** SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
12-6-68-14







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l I Help Wanted


CABOT LODGE
is now seeking FRONT DESK AGENTS.
Great pay. Great benefits. Apply in person at
3726 SW 4h Blvd. 9-5-5-14

THE GATOR SHOP & GATOR SHOP
WAREHOUSE Apply @ 1702 W. University
Ave. Gamedays required. PT. Call 352-376-
0940 w/questions. 9-6-5-14

Busy automobile dealership hiring appoint-
ment setters, greeters and a receptionist.
Smiling v&Ss and friendly attitudes are a
must. Apply at Gainesville Ford. 3333 N Main
St. Ask for Megan. 9-13-10-14

Nursing, pre PT, pre OT, pre med students
needed for part time caregiving positions for
home care of an elderly woman $11/hr. Call
Stephanie 339-6916 9-13-10-14

Farm manager wanted for horse-assisted
therapy program. Horse experience & ability
to perform maintenance required. Exchange
for housing, less than 15 min from UF.
Horseshelpingpeople.org has complete job
description. 9-13-10-14

No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
HearAgain CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
9-6-5-14

PART TIME -LAW CLERK POSITION
AVAILABLE 20+ hours/week. Hands-on
experience in real estate law. Strong work
ethic a must. Experience preferred. Please
fax or e-mail resume to Kim at 240-3219 or
kim@mblawoffices.com 9-6-5-14

Catering positions availablewith Gainesville's
best catering company. PT catering staff &
delivery drivers for morning & evening shifts.
Flexible hours for enthusiastic people who
want a fun job loaded with opportunity and
variety. Apply at 904 N. Main St. 9-13-10-14

TutorGator.com
UF/Santa Fe courses. Special courses
(Exam reviews, dancing, etc.) 9-5-5-14

NANNY
needed 2-4 days/wk. Experience w/2-yr old,
dependable transportation, & references
required. $8/hr. 331-4587 9-7-5-14

I video tape legal proceedings for use in the
courtroom. I am looking for PT general office
help 8-10hrs on weekends. I am located 2
miles from Micanopy exit off 1-75. Job pays
$8/hr + travel time. If interested, please call
352-538-0073 oremail ecourtvideo@aol.com
9-7-5-14


FLORAL DESIGNER
Must have exp. Apply in person 635 NW 13th
St. Suite C. 9-7-5-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT
Immediate opening. Fax resumes to: 352-
384-1116 9-14-10-14

HANDY PERSON/FARM HELPER
PT, 12-15hrs/wk, flex hrs; looking for depend-
able, hard working, detail oriented person
w/excellent references, starting pay $8.50/hr
+ gas $$. Send resume to skking@gator.net
9-11-5-14

OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT
Immediate opening. Fax resumes to: 352-
384-1116 9-14-10-14

ARE YOU GAINESVILLE'S
FUNNIEST'ERSON?
Local production company searching for tal-
ents to perform in skits a la Trigger Happy &
Ali G. Contact funnygainesville@yahoo.com
9-1-2-14

Homework coach for 13-yr-old girl -4-5
days/week, flexible late afternoon hours.
Help with middle school academics and or-
ganizational skills, some driving. Must have
own transpcation and good driving record.
$8.00/hour plus mileage. Great opportunity
for someone who loves kids. 335-7529 9-
8-4-14


e Help Wanted

Gainesville Call Center Seeks Callers SLEE
Board
Local company is seeking trustworthy, Alachua
enthusiastic people to staff a call center. If 466-4060
you like talking on the phone, are reliable
and can relate well to people, this may be ***ECL
the job for you. Part-time evening hours and Specializ
competitive pay in a high-energy environ- Relaxers,
ment. Interested persons call 352.359.0165 Healthy h
or e-mail admin@phones-intel.com for more 3086. 5 S
information or to apply. 9-7-5-14


PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturing & installation com--
pany. Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
9-14-10-14

PT RECEPTIONIST
Exp preferred but not required. Apply within
376-1373 9-7-10-14

PT RECEPTIONISTS Mon & Tues, 9am-
6pm. $11.50/hr. Excellent customer service
skills required. Fax or email resume: 352-
374-9911 or derrick.talbot@condostore.com.
COLDWELL BANKER THE CONDO STORE
9-7-5-14

UF student needed for
5 hrs each Saturday for
HOUSECLEANING $8/HR.
Reply to Debby: dharris@gru.net w/resume.
9-7-5-14


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

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

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

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

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 9/11/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
12-6-72-1'5

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

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

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

AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS *
Plaques 0 Name Badges Cups 0 Etc.
Best Selection In Town
www.signpower.com
SignMasters 335-7000
9-6-71-15

FOIL HI-LITES,
1/2 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
10-13-36-15


Services


PY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
ng $275/mo Lessons/English 0
County's oldest & finest horse farm.
S12-6-72-15

LIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
ing in African-American hair.
Color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
air specialist. Call 377-0026 or 514-
E 12th St. 10-31-59-15


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

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

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

Babysitter available $10/hr. 20 y/o female UF
student tons of exp. & great refs! CPR/first
aid. Call/email Brandy 386-852-6591 or
brandy_486@yahoo.com 9-7-10-15

Woodfloors by Wayne House
Free estimates. Quality craftmanship
Installation Refinish 0 Laminate
Call today 352-505-3319
8-31-5-15

MATH TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
9-8-10-15

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Need a cheap photographer for your
wedding? Call 305-970-1619 or e-mail
stepstreasured@yahoo.com ---9-5-5-15

*PASTURE BOARD YOUR HORSES
We feed or you feed. 5 miles of trails adja-
cent to property. Near Newberry 352-472-
8248 9-6-5-15

HORSE BOARDING


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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Covered, lighted arena. 40-stall bam. All
welcome. Much more. Call 331-9069 9-


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

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
12-6-72-16

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

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


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SAME DAY SERVICE: transciption, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677.
9-7-10-17


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SELL ME YOUR CLASS RINGS & BROKEN GOLF DISCS
CHAINS. We pay more for jewelry in good Awesome selection of Frisbee Golf Discs. All
shape! Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers. plastics- DX, Pro, Champion, Star, Tye-Dye.
523 NW 3rd Ave. 371-4367 or 371-GEMS. We have the good stuff Ultimate Discs too!
9-6-22-18 Only 1 miles north of UF on 13th St. Lloyd
PAYA TON FOR THOSE BOOKS? Clarke Sports. 372-7836 9-1-7-18
Put them on line NOW and sell for top $$$
next termil! Visit BuyMyTextbooks.biz Connections
today! 9-11-10-18
SHOE SALE Want to make a connection? Place your ad
Excellent shoe selection Many styles on here tb look for someone-to share a common
sale! Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, interest with or for your true love
Savony many more. Best running shoes
& service in town. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 Chat live free,-gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
NW 13th St. 9-1-8-18 Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
BACKPACK SALE live with others. 12-6-72-19
All Jansport backpacks on sale now. Lifetime
guarantee. Great selection. Briefcase mod- VIDEO E-MAIL
els & laptop carriers too. Lloyd Clarke Sports Retail from $9.95
1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 9-1-8-18 helloworld.com/us/rob633
Afiliate from $69.95
INTRAMURALS! vmdirect.com/rob633
One stop shopping here. Cleats (all sports), Got Skin? 633rob.com
equipment, apparel, uniforms & printing. Bring student ID 4 complimentary "Clearing
Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1504 NW 13th St. 372- Treatment". 352-380-0744 9-13-10-19
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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR Rocky Creek Paintball
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? In Go Better Prie
In Gainesville Better Prices
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL aese
ANNOUNCMENT? PLACE YOUR AD Better Fields Better. Call 371-2092
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD 4-25-143-21
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED 4--14
FREE FIREARM SAFETY CLASS Travel with STS to this year's top 10
September 16- 8 AM-12 noon Spring Break destinations! Best deals
GatorSkeetandTrap.com352-372-1044 guaranteed! Highest rep commissions. Visit
9-15-16-20 www.ststravel.com or call 1-800-648-4849.
Great group discounts. ARC Exempt. 10-
THE BIGGEST POSTER SALE. Biggest 31-50-21
and Best Selection. Choose from over
2000 different images. FINE ART, MUSIC,
MOVIES, MODELS HUMOR. ANIMALS, Tickets
PERSONALITIES, LANDSCAPES, MOTIVA-
TIONALS, PHOTOGRAPHY.
MOST IMAGES ONLY $6., $7 AND $8.
SEE US AT Reitz Union Colonnade ON ***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages***
Monday Aug 28th thru Friday Sept 1 st, 2006 Local travel agency offers cruise specials,
THE HOURS ARE 9A.M. 6 P.M.. THIS resorts, guided excursions for everyone.
SALE IS SPONSORED BY Reitz Union Arts Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373-
and Crafts Center. 9-1-8-20 1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232
12-6-72-22
S Entertainment LOYAL GATOR FAN
Needs football tickets
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET ALL HOME/AWAY GAMES. 352-871-0146.
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301 12-1-74-22.
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
12-6-72-21 Sell your tickets


2 GATOR FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS
FOR SALE Upper Endzone Section 329 row
24, seats 13 & 24 Please email if interested.
pjgator@gmail.com 9-1-5-22

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GMG TRANSPORT
23 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com
12-6-72-23
JACKSONVILLE INT'LAIRPORT
and Beaches 5 daily trips. .
$40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 12-6-72-23

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Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your


Top dollar paid. 352-871-5027. 12-1-74-22 roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL or pet products here in the Pets section of
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres UF ALUMNI SEEKS the Alligator.
Call for the best group Yates! 2-4 TICKETS FOR MOST HOME GAMES AD PT A LAB
352-338-8408 Located in Sarasota. Please Call Joe @ 941- ADOPT A LAB
S12-6-72-21 223-3535 8-31-5-22 All colors & ages avail. Labrador Retriever
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Auburn running back has sights set on Heisman


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

Kenny Irons would make a
great politician.
For example, he maintains a
consistent platform.
"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
his constituents.
"If he breaks a 70-yard ruin in
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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
stage.
"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
Manning.
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
back.
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."
Courtney Taylor
Auburn receiver

Knowing that Williams and
Brown were on their way out, the
dejected back enrolled at Auburn
in 2004.
In just his first scrimmage
the following year, Irons broke a
61-yard run. The Tigers defense
wasn't thrilled.
"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
embarrassing."
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
13 touchdowns.
Off the field, Irons has always
made plenty of noise as the team
prankster.
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
practice field."
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
July.
"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
us."
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-
erybody pay."


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Returning juniors take freshmen under their wings


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

Brandon Powell might need a new phone
plan.
The UF freshman constantly gets bom-
barded by calls and text messages from his
upperclassman teammates.
"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
are different.
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
things."
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
ago.
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
little.
"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."

SOCCER


Former Gators back in town


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

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
school history.
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
group together."
While some old faces will be
returning, its the newest faces that
have made an impact for the Gators.
In UF's last game
against Kennesaw
State, Freshmen
Ashlee Elliott and
Angela Napolitano
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
college game."
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
high school.
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
different perspective."


However ...
"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-
stacles, however.
"He's like God up there. He could
pretty much write his own ticket."
Jonathan Mitchell
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-
sible.
"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
Gainesville:"


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Hawaii road trip

By JOSH ARMSTRONG
Alligator Writer
jarmstrong@alligator.org

Hawaii may not be a paradise for the Gators this
weekend.
The No. 5 UF volleyball team will face
some of its toughest competition of the
Gators year at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic in
Volleyball Honolulu.
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-
rival.
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-
nertime.
"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
the weekend.
"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.


Sunday.


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
protective boot.
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-
ations.
"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:
Harvin: "Definitely."
Cornelius: "For sure."
Caldwell: "Oh yeah. Just wait
and see."
Well, we all are. Have been.
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Offensive Outlook
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.

Defensive Outlook
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.

Schedule
Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC)


2006 schedule:

California: Sept.2
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


Foott


Position


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


Offensive Outlook
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.

Defensive Outlook
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.

Schedule
Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC)

2006 schedule:

@ 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


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Position Grades
.QB: D
RB: C
WR: C+
OL: B
DL C+
LB: B
S: C-
CB: C
Special teams: C


ennett, SO.


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
last November.
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.


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Friendship kept duo from giving up


LINEMEN, from page 31


ing to return too soon. It could have been the last of
McDonald.
"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
seasons.


Bookending two careers
The two always watch game film together, and
it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the
opponent.
"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
challenge McDonald.
"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."
Greg Mattison
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
grades.
"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
better person."

CORNELIUS DUBBED MOST
VALUABLE: Meyer called senior
receiver Jemalle Cornelius the
most valuable player on the
Gators.
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
team.
"It would be hard to say to
he's not the most valuable player
on the team," Meyer said.


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By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.rog

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
lean on."
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
school history.
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


breakout seasons.

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
lanastasis@alligator.org

Hoping to offset a rule change that
will reduce the number of plays during
Southeastern Conference games, the
Gators anticipate emphasizing their
hurry-up offense.
"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
up-tempo."
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:


MLB
Florida 6
St. Louis 13


San Francisco
Atlanta


following a timeout or if the play ends
the quarter.
"I'm very upset about that whole
deal very upset," Meyer said. "People.
are trying to change the game for some
reason."
Meyer has formulated a specific


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hurry-up package
that he will relay
to the offense at the
beginning of certain
drives.

MEYER COMMENTS
ON HARRIS:
Wednesday, Meyer
commented on


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
- twice.
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
2000.
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.


Antonio Gonzalez
Going, going, Gonzo
nzaccardi@alligator.org


Miami. That's six
more than the en-
tire UF program,
in case you're
keeping track.
You can talk all
you want about
Chris Leak's arm,
the lack of an


every-down back
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
deceiving.
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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the independent florida Nt officall asscated with the Uniest of Foid Published by Campus Commuications, Inc. of Gainsville, Florida VOLUME 100 ISSUE 7 We IiUI Iu eide. THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Free T-shirts commemorate wrong year By LYNDSEY LEWIS Alligator Staff Writer Ilewis@aligator.org 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 season that very year. "I was just kind of shocked," said the chemistry junior, who received his shirt for free as a Gators season-ticket holder. "What kind of screening processes were these shirts put through before they were mass-produced?" This is the second year that PepsiCo, which has a contract with UF, has given out free Gatorsthemed 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 2006. 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 stadium spotted the error, said Mike Hill, who oversees marketOn ing for the University Campus Athletic Association. 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 appearing onthe 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 Wednesday. The T-shirts were supposed to be handed out with student tickets. Friends, family mourn By STEPHANIE GARRY and JAMES RIGNEY Alligator Staff Writers Carmen Valero-Aracama went walking with her husband in the shaded bamboo clusters of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on Saturday She returned there Wednesday to mour 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 fatally injured on his bike Sunday evening when a car struck him on Southwest Williston Road. Florida Highway Patrol did not return 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. At the memorial, mourners gathered in a semicircle around the Bostick and Valero-Aracama families, who sat in plastic chairs and took turns telling stories about the UF agricultural engineering doctoral student. With no podium, stage or microphone, they each stood to describe Bostick. He was a man, they said, wh loved plants penally his 10-month old son, Luca -more Bostick than anything dlse. "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 STUDENT GOVERN ENT Qualifying process begins By JESSICA DaSILVA Alligator Writer jdasilva@aligator.org 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 full-time student. Earlier this year, two top SG executives resigned from their positions because 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 Student Senate. "I personally think it's unfair to create a platform at this time that's made up by a few party leaders." Keith Hardwick 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 organization. The Swamp Party has not yet released SEE SLATING, PAGE 8 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" P1 Construction projects along West University Avenue will be halted this weekend in order to ease traffic on Saturday for UF's first home football game. See story, pg. 5. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 9 CLASSIFIEDS 18 Partly CROSSWORD 25 cloudy SPORTS 31 90/73 visit www.alligator.org 4he R~cyco UF defensive linemen Ray McDonald (left) and Marcus Thomas have battled injuries throughout their careers. Now, the healthy seniors hope to finish college with a bang. See story, pg. 31.

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2, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 News Today WHAT'S HAPPENING Business Bash Warrington College of Business Courtyard, 5 p.m. The Business Administration College Council hosts a student -organization fair for students of any major to meet leaders of business organizations and business students. Free pizza and soda provided. Museum Nights Ham Museum, 5 p.m. Free admission to the museum, open late, with catered refreshments I PUBLIC SAFETY UPD has open house today The University Police are offering 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 headquarters 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 release. 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 3 ON CAMPUS AlCtion Pr'oarty sets g-foa s By JOEY CHINDAMO Alligator Writer jchindamo@aIigator.org Student Government's newly registered Action Party attempted to reach out to students Wednesday evening by holding an informational forum about the Student Senate and party goals. About 25 students attended the hourlong 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 senator. 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 rights. Forum leaders emphasized that their event represented the first time an SG political party had compiled a platform and party goals by the first day of campaigning, which was Wednesday No officials from competing parties Swamp and Pants attended the forum. Swamp Party leader Keith Hardwick declined 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 Gainesville." The party plans to publicize its platfosm 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 campus." Thomas Jardon Action Party president on campus. 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 campaign." 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. 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. E A

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 5 Roadwork halted on game day By DREW HARWELL Alligator Writer dharwell@alligator.org 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 University Avenue. Chip Skinner, spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said the construction that has closed a lane on the avenue will stop Friday afternoon 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 Central Florida. The project, which began in August 2005, includes rebuilding the Hogtown Creek Bridge, resurfacing and widening parts of West University Avenue, and adding sidewalks on both sides of the avenue, Skinner said. He also said a traffic signal is being installed at the merging of West Newberry Road. and West University Avenue. 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 encounters heavy traffic near the intersection 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 closure 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 budget. The extra money was spent on the redesign of the Hogtown Creek Bridge and some conflicts with utility lines. The project is scheduled to end in the spring of 2007. PepsiCo grants $1.1 million for UF's obesity research THE GRANT ALLOWS FOR NATIONWIDE RESEARCH. 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 million grant to professor Carolyn Tucker's Family Health SelfEmpowerment 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 minonties, according to a UF press release. "African-American and Latin communities over-index in obesity." Lynn Markley PepsiCo spokeswoman "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 more healthy." 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 addresseing 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 address the big problem of getting motivated and staying motivated," Tucker said in the press release. A potential outcome of the project is i DVD of the workshops for national distribution. "We believe we are part of the solution, and through these grants we hope to make a difference in these communities," Markley said. 4 f .I 4 I .I 6 1 so ~ .1 40 0 I *? .' 14 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" City entryways to be spruced -By DOMINICK TAO Alligator Writer dtao@allgator.org Weeds, trash and crumbling fences are the first things somevisitors see when they roll into Gainesville on one of its several main entry rQads -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, Loc will tackle the problem of keeping city, News county and private property around main entry roads, like WestArcher 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 divert 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, according to a city document. Privately owned fences lining some entry corridors have been left to deteriorate, according 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 ordinances. 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 volunteers in Keep Alachua County Beautiful plan to begin work in south Gainesville by improving medians on Waldo Road. 1% ,% .If 0 0 0 0 % t 09 0

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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Editorial Book bonanza Get your free books online while they last B ookstores, 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. You 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 infringing on their intellectual property rights. Damn those copyright 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 tumed 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 deserve better than that. In praise of TAs h, teaching assistants. TAs. What would UF be without them? Just imagine the chaos: classes untaught, tests ungraded, professors emeriti crying because their diapers need changing. What a nightmare. It's no secret that UP depends on graduate students to function. Does it hurt our standing in the college rankings? Probably. But tenured professors aren't exactly dying to teach introductory classes. Besides, for the most part, TAs do a pretty good job. 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 graduate student. By comparison, a fry cook at McDonald's makes about $12,800 a year before taxes. And he gets free food. 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 wage. It wouldn't even cost much. With the money UP spent on its branding campaign 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 UP is teach. The branding campaign, on the other hand, made UF the "Foundation for The Gator Nation." If that's not money well spent, what is? the independ ent florida aliatij-lor Stephanie Garry rP ae Ramsey EDITOR OPINIONS EDITOR Ashton Grosz MANAGING EDITOR The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 word ohot one letter-sized page). They mutt e typed. doule-spaced and must include th, authors earne, classitictiot and phone number. Name m il 5, b withheld if tht write, shoot just 00000. We reserve the right to edit to, tees, grammar, style nd libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.or b5g tOem to 1105 W. University Aue., or send them to P.O. to 14257, Gainesille, FL 329End.22h7.Colomes of about 4t0 mords about original topics and editorial cartoons are alto welcome. Questions? Coil 376-4458. Spinions ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinions 66C "Copyrighted Material Syynd icated Content 4 Available from Commercial News Providers" aq P % Guest column Tuition hikes hurt out-of-staters most I '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 most students. Our parents don't make enough money to pay for 100 percent -or sometimes even half -of our college expenses. But we're not scraping the bottom of the barrel either, so the government won't be helping us anytime soon. To qualify for Federal Pell Grants, two-earner.households must make below $30,000 a year in most circumstances. 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 middle 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 htve 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 Florida resident, 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 tuition 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 universities, which is no small feat, while keeping its tuition under control. So why start drastically raising prices now? Money, after all, is never the only solution to a problem -and in the end, a ranking is just a ranking. If UP continues to steadily improve itself, as it has over the last couple of years, a higher ranking will come by default. 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 states. Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy and history freshman. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: Should TAs Wednesday's question: Due to techno teach fewer classes at UF? cal difficulties, the results of Wednesday's question are not available. Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org % -W4, 4

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 7 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. Iam 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 financial 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. Ed Saisberry Ga'inesville resident 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 increasing the landlord permit fee from $84 to $233. 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 fixed budget. Based upon my objection, we reworked the proposal so that irresponsible landlords and renters would pay more and law-abiding 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 percent fee. So my staff proceeded to work on a program 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 singlefamily neighborhood renters flies in the face of reality and certainly isn't warranted by my actions. I think it was quite evident to everyone in attendance at Monday's meeting that I supported the proposal to place the greatest burden on city-code offenders -not renters in general. Rick Bryant 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 department hosts a one-of-a-kind annual conference on comics and another on game studies -to say nothing of our well-established conferences 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. Philip Sandifer 6LS Bike riders' manifesto While Jessica Holland's guest column Wednesday did touch on several valid points, I'm rather concerned by her comments to "ignorant 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 legally 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 -making 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. Andrew Sarafan 2EG Souvenir Edition! More than 60.000 people will be coning to Gainesville during the weekend-long event. Thoy will be looking for places to eat, sleep, celebrate and buy souvenirs. Get their attention by advertising in the Alligator.

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8, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 Surgical luminary to join medical school's staff New director a front-runner in transplant surgery By LINDSEY FRANCO Alligator Writer ifranco@alligator.org A top researcher and surgical director at the University of Virginia recently joined the highest ranks of the UF College of Medicine's surgical staff. 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 students 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 passion 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 optimize surgeon-patient relationships and empower patients to take an active role in recovery. Tribble will also spearhead research studies, 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 department 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 r virtually every education and teaching award at the university. 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-transplant program and has served as its surgical director for the past 18 years. "I really came from a great university community, world-renowned for its academic village, and I'm looking forward to using that philosophy and that environment here," Tribble said. Tribble will soon guide aspiring surgeons and dive into medical research, but for now he is discussing collaboration efforts with other UF 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 her husband. "My heart is broken, but I have a beautiful son to help me carry on," she said. 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 environmental counselor at a summer camp mi the mountains. Bostick later studied in Japan. "That's where he met -" Welch said, fiddling with his cane and crying, "his lovely bride-to-be." Bostick hated to wear a coat and tie, his father said, which fit his career 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 areas. "He was so careful," Julie said. "He was looking out for his family" James W. "Jim" 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 heart." 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. the Pants Party is looking for students the most qu the more mainstream parties may find dates availa unsavory. The stan "We're not just looking for people who Pants Party. alified and responsible candible. dards are different for the He said students should join a party think SG is a joke," party leader Jordan "Be fun, be genuine, be anything you for its ideals and not simply because they Carney said in the release. "We want those want to be," Carney said in the release. know people who work for the group. who aim to be the joke of SG." "Just so long as you're not an unpleasant Unlike the Swamp and Action parties, Swamp and Action are both looking for person who sucks at life." Pepsi to replace free shirts for student ticket holders hr 11 tx tUniversity of Florida," he said. "I T-SHIRTS, from page 1 think what's disappointing is that said, and all students with season 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 association 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 Tshirt 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 Pepsi, who is a tremendous partner 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 advertising group designed the shirts, which feature two UF football helmets facing each other. The UAA's marketing department reviewed the T-shirt design in April, he said, but no one noticed the error in Roman numerals. "I would term this as a collective mistake and a failure in the proofing process," Hill said. But even the corrected shirts are not guaranteed to please everyone. Henry Avendano, a UF marketing junior who picked up a football ticket Tuesday, said he preferred last year's Gators Tshirt 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. Morning Harvest Kate Devine, farm service supervisor at Morningside Nature Center, harvests field corn Wednesday morning. Field corn grown there is not meant for human consumption, but for the animals on their living history farm.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 w ALLIGATOR ww.alIlIigator~org/avenu e Velveteen Pink to play free show on the road throughout the 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'sGoDowntown" Plaza Series, but nothing can be done to stop it now. "The show downtown is going to be w hot and sweaty," said guitarist/bassist/ E singer Timothy J. Deaux, 26. Deaux has a powerful lust for Gainesville. "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 gyrating and swaying back and forth, dripping with perspiration to their sultry, sexed-up grooves as small children and geriatrics gaze in confused wonderment is a frightening vision to wrap my brain around. Though they might not be Gainesville's most talented collection of musicians, they are perhaps the best-known and most-adored. They've.only been together since April 2005, but they have wasted no time garnering attention. Just months after forning, Velveteei 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 confidence in each other's potential," Deaux said. Their act is chock-full of gimmicks, such. as matching outfits and nose-candy sunglasses. But the gimmicks don't appear contrived; rather, they seem natural expressions 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() W ent chomping at the bit to crack into the mainstream, a gimmick isn't a bad way to market oneself and -w Pla leave a lasting impression on viewers. The band gauges the success of its performances on the size and longevity of the crowd on the dance floor, as well as by how much fun the band's members have while playing. Their appearance on mtvU certainly gave them a higher profile. "It was fun, but we never saw anything coming of that," said drurmner 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, gigging 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 lamented. "I love 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 right direction." Velveteen Pink's dance card is full for the entire semester. They have shows lined up nearly every weekend. They're taking their act Mitchell, 23. 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 spending a dime. The Downtown Plaza series is free of charge. The mixture of rampaging children, stunned senior citizens and Velveteen Pink is bound to provide 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 time." -SHEM FLEENOR I Looking to break in to the fastpaced world of entertainment journalism? The Avenue is currently taking applications for fall writers. For more information, e-mail avenue.editors@gmail.com. "it wasn't crazy crazy, but we didn't go out in the Ferrari to read scriptures." Jamie Foxx, to David Letterman, on partying with Colin Farrell during filmIng of "Miami Vice' 1. "Invincible"-$17,031,122 2. "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"$8,122,642 3. "Little Miss Sunshine"-$7,371,263 4. "Beerfest"-$7,031,228 5. "World Trade Center"-$6,473,299 NY Times 1. Judge and Jury, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross 2. Ricochet, by Sandra Brown 3. Into the Storm, by Suzanne Brockmann 4. Angels Fall, by Nora Roberts

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10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 A call for writers matter how exciting 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 what I do to keep Maghan myself occupied? I. live vicariously through you! I love hearing about your romantic escapades (or lack thereof). It's almost always incredibly interesting and perplexing. No two situations or people are alike, and there's no end to the amount of talking and analyzing that can be done over even the smallest detail, which is clearly why no popular television show/movie/scandal is without its share of sexy intrigue. So you won't be surprised to hear that I'm ready for a change -and I bet you are too. I'm bored with myself, and thanks to those who have written, I know you have an opinion. I would love to hear more McDowell from you -your opinions, your advice, your problems and your best tips and ideas. If you hate what I have to say, great! Let me know. If you're single and loving it, perfect. If you're getting married next week, tell us about it. Every other week, I'd love to feature what you have to say in Sex on the Avenue. Write me at advice@alligator.org to submit your best guest column, and look forward to reading what other students have to say about sex on campus this Fall. Imrov 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 improv 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 improv 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, performs 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 improv -it's a different show every time," said Theatre Strike Force President Janison Webb. Tonight's show is put on by the Comedians and Lecturers Committee, a subcommittee of the Reitz Union Board. This semester, the committee plans to kick into high gear by hosting more acts than ever before and luring big names and national acts to the uruon. 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. Want more free comedy? You can catch The Norsemen's live improv 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 rww37@ufl.edu. To compete in today's job market, you need experience And the more experience you have to offer future employers, the better But how can you get a job that W givyeyouexperience wheftyou need experience to get a job? 7 o 2K '7fPt~ The Alligator gain valuable sales e You will learn the ne If you can w applications. You in largest independent be your firstt step to Application 1105 W. Un Fri offersstudents just like you that opportunity. You will xperience through personal contact with clients wspapet businessfrom a hands-on perspective. ark Fall and Spring semesters then we're taking ust be enrolled in Fall classes, Join the staff of the college newspaper in the nation. Let The Alligator warr a Qiecefufll fuiture ns are available at The Aligator, iversity Ave. Application deadline: day, September 8th at 4pm -4482 if yo u haveany ~questions ,, Atingle Ar

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12, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Gainesville performer experiments during shows By SHEM FLEENOR Avenue Writer The world is not yet his oyster, but Tom Miller has turned it into his canvas. 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 implausible. "The worst thing about the music 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 government name. If Miller is anything, he is an experimental 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-cellsized stage. S5lan of Whey .029.00 Free Workout with this ad! 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For some, the performance seems to be part entertainment, part psychotherapy .Miller once brought a live lobster to the show. He had the audience name and subsequently bond with the crustacean. Then he cooked, dissected 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 Frank Zappa. He's played with some of the world's most influential artists, inciuding the "Originator" of rock 'n' roll, Bo Diddley. He started off as a boy 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 music. 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 Plastic Age. 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, clean, intimate, intricate jams. His sound spans a wide spectrum. There are hints of Africantribal, 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 INCOMING! SHOWS! HEADS UP! DOORS AT B UEJ RPul p qHOW AT 10 with CRITERIA $W RiEp 100.5 THE BUZZ Back To School Bash FREE SHOW papercranes, Lyndon FREE SHOW E:THE DRA FTEx HOT WATER MUSIC DOORSAT 9 Retisooic ex Bluetip/Garden Variety) SHOW AT 10 Riddle of teel $6 with Whole Wheat Bread, i ~oores Show at 7 $15 GOT YOUR BEAT T-SH IRT? Get yours tomorrow at Emerson Alumni Hall DAM until Done! FREE for the first 500 SAA members with membership card. Spnsredl by HERFF JONES www.herffjones.com/college 352-392-9533 -www.ufalumni.ufl.edu "The Wizard of Oz." 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 leveraging sympathy and human decency against cynicism and American capitalism. 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, depending on how you look at it. He's set out to get a wealthy benefactor to give him a cool million, scot-free. In return, the benefactor receives nothing other than the satisfaction of knowing that he or she has contributed to art. "That's $10 million in return from the universe by way of karma," he said. (p What would Miller, the struggling 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 lobster dinners." An anonymous donor recently helped him purchase a Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle worth more than $3,500. Turning his world into a canvas is clearly 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 inquiries," he said. 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 13 Moefest raises funds to benefit Hippodrome Theatre By DAVID LOW Avenue Writer When you think of benefit music events, you may immediately 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, however, 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 i mo uasamassa / Migaror 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 Gainesville. Organized by booking agent and radio disc jockey Moe Rodriguez, Moefest is in its sixth year of existence. "Moe has 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 the band March to Chris May. "Moe asked hpodrome us to play the dir Common Grounds 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 people show up and all of the bands sounded great." The Hippodrome had been a beneficiary of the show once before, during the summer before the start of the Fall 2006 semester. "The intent was to attract student audiences to go to the shows [to support the theater]," IF e at Sc d eC said Hippodrome development director Chris Sobbing. "We had surprising success among student-aged audiences, considering it was summer." Moefest incorporated another Hippodrome benefit with a show at Common Grounds this past Saturday, with a lineup featuring Dear and Glorious Physician, Fick, s to attract Band Marino and nces to go to Look Mexico -all support the chosen personally er]. by Sobbing. bbing b "Funding has evebopment been getting tighter to and tighter for the theater," said Sobbing. "All the benefit proceeds went toward the arts. We're expanding the basement so we can do more shows down there." The Moefest Hippodrome benefit raised about $1,200 in one night. 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 :r A hyes,the greatreturnto Gainesville, the land of orange and blue, where we survive on ramen noodles and frozen dinners. Nothing says delicious like high sodium levels. For those of you returning this year, welcome back. You might already know this column from the Summer editions of the Alligator. For those eager, brighteyed freshmen who are just tuning in, welcome. Let me tell you that ramen noodles and frozen dinners are not so good for you. There's enough sodium in there to preserve a dead cow for months. Ken Fear not though, Ken will help you in your quest for food that won't kill you .as quickly For starters, there are a few places around campus that do a fairly decent job of satisfying the stomachs* of studious pupils. Leonardo's Pizza by the Slice on the corner of University Avenue and 13th Street has long been a favorite for starving, on-the-go students. Chipotle Mexican Grill, across University Avenue, is another popular spot, especially when they give away free burritos. On campus, there are the popular, but terrible, dining halls and the Little Hall Express (which has very good fries). Then there are the places that are popular with students for who knows what reasons, but which serve up over-priced, not-so-appealing foods. I won't get into those. Now I know what you freshmen are saying: "Gee!lI really miss mom's home cooking!" Ah yes, I know how you feel. 'Twas a problem of my own not too long ago -until I discovered the joys of the 43rd Street Deli & Breakfast House. There are actually three in town, and only one is actually on 43rd Street. But the one I enjoy most is on the south side of Williston Road, just west of Interstate 75. Now, judging by the name, one might think this is an ordinary sandwich shop. But it is far from it. The best thing about the 43rd Street Deli? Well, aside from being the best place in town for breakfast, it's a place where the waitresses still call you "hon" and Peng know their regulars by name; where the menu is filled with delicious goodies, such as an ever-changing variety of stuffed French toast topped with everything you can imagine; where you can find a dish called "The Big Boy" on the menu. Any dish named after me must be good, especially one that comes with eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, ham and bread for less than $10. If you don't feel like rolling out of bed early to get their breakfast -and believe me, it's worth it -you won't have to worry. The 43rd Street Dell serves breakfast all day Sunday and until the early afternoon every other day So one of these weekends, instead of waking up to your roommate's burnt eggs and soggy waffles, or making ramen, give the 43rd -Street Deli a shot. Your kidneys will thank you for it. Again: welcome back, dear friends, and I hope this little space in the Alligator' will help expand your culinary minds throughout the course of the year. Dig outside the norm, and you will be pleasantly surprised at what good food Gainesville has to offer. Except for Chinese food. There's no good Chinese food in town. It's terrible, but .that's another column. I e nd a r Common Grounds, live music: Smoking Popes, Criteria, 10 p.m., $10 01 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 Ham, 5-10 p.m., free refreshments provided, open to the public 08.31 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 09.01 Hippodrome Theatre, film: "The Motel," 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m., $6.50 09.02 -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 announced, free 09.03 Common Grounds: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free 09.04 Backstage Lounge: Karaoke, 10 p.m., free Unified Training Center, dance lessons: Tribal belly dance. 6-7 p.m. 09.05 ii

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14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Swamp a novel eatery emg a Gator means more order some of their specialty apthan just being the cream petizers such as Swamp specialty of Florida's crop. It means wings tossed in a soy-butter-basil more than being smarter than your sauce. They also have some unique cousin at Florida State University. It specialty drinks if you're over 21. means you are a part of a legend. Their wide range of salads inEspecially as football season cludes traditional garden, Greek or commences, what better way tocelCaesar salad, as well as others you ebrate this feat than to eat will probably never see at a legendaryGainesville Nathan Telaraja anywhere else: Patti's establishment? turkey salad, which feaThe Swamp tures homemade cranRestaurant was founded berry vinaigrette, and in 1994. The historic the Bimini salad, which building in which it reincludes a grilled grouper sides was built in 1915 as fillet, mango salsa and the home of a UF profesraspberry vinaigrette. sor. But after it burned This place knows how down in 1993, the owners restored to do seafood, steak and chicken. it, and the one of the most unique You can get a Cuban sandwich or and atmospheric college-town resa Parmesan steak sandwich with taurants was bom. homemade mashed potatoes for It is just about impossible for me the side. to describe the menu in a few short There. Now you have every words because the restaurant has reason to check this place out. It's such a great combination of variety a Gainesville landmark, it's within and tradition. You can start with the walking distance of just about every basic loaded cheese fries or chicken dorm or hall, and its excellent service tenders, or you can mix it up and compliments an excellent menu. Web site promotes poor image of self ogging into MySpace.com on Sundays makes me laugh. Not a ha-ha laugh, but the kind that subconsciously protects the soul from a jolt. The laugh is a defense mechanism to cover my sadness. I spend Sundays jogging, swimming, playing a bit of soccer and reading. 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 Shemn 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 sanity. Sunday now symbolizes getting random "friend" requests from scantily clad 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 Gator. 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 champagne. 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 7,569. 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 their phone number memorized -they are my friend. Sorry MySpace, but just for now, I need my space. A STYLE FOR EVERY STORY TM SHE WEARS LEVI'So SKINNY JEANS THE HE WEARS LEVI'S" ORIGINAL SLIM STRAIGHT JEANS Find your Levi's* style at GOODYs today! Butler Plaza Central, 3724 SW Archer Road www.shopgoodys.com/mylevis

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 15 Museum Nights kicks off at Harn By STEPHANIE SNYDER Avenue Writer On Thursday night, the Harn Museum and the Florida Museum of Natural History kicked off the first Museum Nights of the new school year. "Museum Nights is designed to allow students access to museums after hours due to 'busy schedules and whatnot," said Tracy Pfaff, development coordinator for the Harn Museum. The event included free food and refreshments and an interactive --gallery talk titled "Everything Old is New Again,". with Harn Director of Education Bonnie Bernau. In her talk, Bernau 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 consisting of wood, neon and gold leaf. UF freshman Cherysh Kemp, a' first-time visitor to the museum, said that without the tour she "wouldn't have gotten much of [the art]." "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 "interesting." "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 have." 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 vmarvin laieamien / Alligator Chris Meyer, 22, and Rachel Ward, 21, walk through an exhibit during Museum Nights on Thursday. Museum Nights takes place every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with free refreshments. many things aren't free." There will be Museum Nights events taking place throughout the course of the semester. In October, the Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest will offer free admission to students with Gator 1 ID cards. Clark said he would encourage his other friends to go in the future by mentioning his favorite works. "Also, I'd be sure to tell them about the free hors d'oeuvres," he joked. Museum Nights take place 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 one place. 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 biggest 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 unnoticed as you do a keg stand or two with a first-generation Gator. 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 craving 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 bulk and share with neighboring tailgaters -it makes the menu a lot n larger. ~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 for booze. You'll save money if you bring your own dishes, cups and silverware, but who really 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 Tshirt 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. Step three: Provide your iwn entertainment. Tailgating isn't tailgating without footballs, Frisbees and even a game of Twister. Don't worry about bringing hightech 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 people off. 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 Avenue Writer 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" before 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 shimmy to a mixture of Motown, rhythm and blues, soul and '60s dance music at the nightclub's weekly Twist and Shout night. 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 loved. The Atlantic doesn't have the typical bar atmosphere. It's very mellow and eclectic. They have neon beer signs, strings of lights, unique paintings, foosball, darts and a big-screen television that plays classic films on Wednesdays. 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 haircuts 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 all (me). But the judgment hierarchy holds no ground here. We are all united for one thing -dancing. The only judgment 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 close. And don't spend too much time getting 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 patio. 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 bartender 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 www.myspace.com/shoutandtwist.

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16, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 Former Planet traded to Kuiper Belt.Asteroids By TODD PORTNOWITZ Avenue Writer Late on Aug. 24, Coach Earth of the Solar System Planets made the bold and controversial decision to trade Pluto, after 76 years of team loyalty, to the Kuiper Belt Asteroids. The Asteroids were ecstatic. Another member of team Asteroid, Xena, remarked "It will be a huge benefit to have another big man on the squad, and I really American, Cafe Gardens Caf6 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 NightlyCall 376-2233 1643 NW 1st Ave. Japanese Bento Cafe Look for our new location oni Archer Rd. this Fall! 3830 W. Newberry Rd. 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Call 376-6989 mother just served us nothing.") Team recruiter and astronomer Mike Brown, who picked up Xena and Quaoar for the Kuiper Belt, agreed with the decision, claiming that if Pluto can play for the Planets, then there are at least 14 other guys who can do the same. Pluto has opted not to comment, staying way, way out of the spotlight. The only remark he's been willing to make is a neutral one: "I'm not going to change my Mexican 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, 11AM to 10PM 352-378-5948 www.burritobros.com AsianLiquid Ginger;Asian Grille & Teahouse 101 SE 2nd PL (Behind Hippodrome Suncent r Downtown) Pan-Asian seafood, AM steaks, and stir-fry in a relaxing upscale atmosphere. Try our wide selection of exotic martinis and hot teas. 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University Ave. www.mildredsbigcityfood.com editerranear Gyros Plus 10 11 W. University Ave. I110 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We have the best Falafel, Tabouli, Hlmmus, Baba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th ST., 372-4995. We sell hookahs, parts, charcoals, fine tobacco and halal meat. Vietnamese Saigon Legend Delicious traditional Vietnamese 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. Catering available. Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm. 374-0934, 1228 W. Univ. Ave. the e"ide to di"i"e out, aligator advertising, 376.4482 the independen. florida alhAtir A7 _TT zktiL A 9

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 E ALLIGAyOR, 17 Quality shows offer excuses for socialization Nathan Bond of Band Marino sings Saturday at a Hippodrome Theatre benefit show at Common Grounds. n our society, it seems that there is a certain stigma attached to 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. 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, actually enjoy music (so long, most of my would-be readers). You want to go to a show, but are self-conscious about walking downtown alone, among the herd of drunken kids. No one is spared feelings of selfconsciousness. 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 opening act. Conversely, arriving late will keep you from claiming a front-row seat, seeing good opening bands and finding parking. 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, Davi 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: w 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 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 d Low L Grounds for shows featuring relatively well-known artists, but I still encourage going to all the other venues to support local music. Good recovery, David. My last piece of advice is to talk to people. The opening 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 pretentious hipster. Don't be surprised if you make some friends and never go to a show alone again. Not that there's anything wrong flak from other venues (if they don't with that. A Published Friday,'Octob6r 20' Deadline September 15, 2006 -Revisit the openings of the University of Florida -Stories and photographs since 1906 '-R -Reproduction of our first issue of the University News -Printed on heavier whiter stock -35,000 Anniversary issues distributed in the Alligator -3,000 distributed to banks, and government institutions -Color available at regular rates. Call Alligator Advertising at 352.376.4482 for more information A-i.> U a a 2006 % 1 4 ActI ride Purchased advertising inches do not count toward contracts. No other discounts apply except for cash bydeadline. The Hippodrome State Theatre presents Moonlight and Magnolias A fast-paced comedy that takes us behind the scenes for a look at how Hollywood power players created one of the most beloved films of all time'"Gone with the Tind.1 "Frankly, my dear, one funny play." Tickets nowl Opens ep t ember 8 Redced price previews sept. 6 & 7 TbHPoasud4 is, D~ iiel,Dgt T .ip on, d Sby the C~ ofO. evelo me a Gingivitis (Gum Irritation) Research Study The University of Florida Periodontal Disease Research Clinic is seeking individuals for a research study that will examine gingivitis (gum irritation, redness, swelling, or bleeding). The study requires that you come to our clinic up to 5 times over a 19-week period. You may be eligible if: -You are at least 18 years of age. You are in good general health. -You have at least 16 natural teeth (including 8 in the front) -You must have Gingivitis (gum irritation, redness, swelling, or bleeding) Eligible participants will have photos taken of their gums and receive an oral examination, a product kit and financial compensation of up to $125.00. A select group of people will receive a dental cleaning. If interested please call our office at (352) 2736675 between 8 AM and 1 PM M-F for more information.

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Classifieds THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/class For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished furnished unfurnished unfurnished unfurnished SICKW SHARING A BATHROOM?* Get your own this fall! 2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly Leasing for FALL*377-2777 12-6-72-1 NEED ROOMMATES?! All Inclusive 3's and 4's FREE Roommate Matching FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 12-6-72-1 Just Bring Your Clothes Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok All we need is you! 372-8100 www.greenwichgreen.net 12-6-72-1 Budget Living in Style 1, 2, & 3BR HUGE Starting at $629 Pets OK 377-7401 or www.Boardwalkapt.com 12-6-72-1 1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts. www.ApartmentsinGainesville.com 12-6-74-1 GET YOURS! Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest PC lab New 24 hr GYM* Located in the heart of G'ville! From $499 352-271-3131 12-6-72-1 $400 Rebate Roll Out of Bed & Into Class $439 Gets you all this! Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable w/HBO,,FREE UTILITIES, W/D, Roommate match. 379-9300 12-6-72-1 School Is Stressful We're the Cure New Mgmt, Raising the Bar .On Student Living! New Furn Pckgs available! 2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites All Inclusive! All Luxury! Time to make the move. LexingtonCrossingUF.com .and start living! 373-9009 12-6-72-1 BE EXCLUSIVE In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's Furnished and all utilites Only $555 Roommate Match Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 12-6-72-1 Super Clean Studio Walk to Shands Annual lease As low as $375 monthly Incl alt utilities Phone 336-9836 12-6-72-1 Roommate needed starting July 1st at Capri Nice and quiet neighborhood, pool, tennis & basketball court, furnished. Call Nick at 352870-2323 9-1-25-1 New luxury 3BR/2.5BA townhome. Near SFCC. Golf, gated. $1200/mo. Avail 8/10/06. Call Leslie 954-309-0856 9-29-38-1 Studious NS female needed to share 2/2.5 luxury condo. Close to UF, on bus ine,k no pets. $550/mo + 1/2 utils. 352-362-1679 9-1-10-1 1/1 Condo for Fall. Enormous size & very private. Fully furnished. Includes TV, 2 twin beds, sofa-bed & dishes. Easy bike ride to UF & Shands. $599/MO 352-331-3241 or 757-753-4683 9-6-10-1 $450/BR includes utilities, DSL, phone, W/D. 2BRs avail in 3BR/1BA house. 10 minutes from UF, 5 minutes from mall. Share house with Christian male. 352-281-2005 9-1113-1 **WALK TO CAMPUS** 1 female for condo in LaMancha. 4BR/2BA indiv lease. Fully furn, utils ind $385/mo. Call 278-9347 www.bogartproperties.com 9-7-10-1 $350/Mo utilities included. Cable, internet, great pool, great location, W/D, tanning beds & weight room. Close to campus. 275-9744 9-5-5-1 QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE. Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo. 01BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2 AVAILABLE JANUARY Across from UFI Studios and 1 BRs From $405 Open Weekends 371-7777 12-6-72-2 LYONS SPECIAL $99 1st month's rent 377-8797 12-6-72-2 Wake up & walk to UF Studios & 1 bedrooms Starting @ $499 Pet friendly, Pool *Come See! 372-7111* 12-6-72-2 JANUARY AVAILABILITY! 1 & 2 BRs -HUGE Floorplans! Water/Sewer includd! Pets OK Affordable Rates! Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2 Coming Soon Downtown! New Luxury Living at its Finest! Studios*One Bedrooms*Three Bedrooms Opening late 2006! 338-0002 12-6-72-2 OSUN ISLAND APTO **Walk or Bike to Campusee 1-1 $480/mo.2-1 $540/mo www.sunisland.info*0S376-6720 12-6-72-2 1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus tine, and just a few miles from UF. Located off SW 20th Ave. $418 -$495, nct water, sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-6-72-2 MOVE IN JANUARY! Affordabel & Quality Too! Great Rates! Pets OKI Beautiful Pools/Courtyards! Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2 *CLOSE TO EVERYTHING* Our Luxury 2BR Town Homes & 3BR Flats Starting at only $1034 with many freebees. FREE cable w/HBO & Show Fitness Center*Tanning*Pool*Pets Leasing NOW/FALL*379-9255 12-6-72-2 Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With -Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 12-6-72-2 1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR AUGUST! FREE UF PARKING Pool, tennis, bball, alarm WE LOVE PETS! 376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com 12-6-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2 *NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY NEAR PERFECT!* 1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH Close to UFI*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning Leasing for FALL 377-2777 12-6-72-2 BEAUTIFUL AND NEW Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets Only 1.5 miles to UF 2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person Hidden Lake 374-FUNN 12-6-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4880 1-8-168-2 3BR HOUSE AT UF W/D Hook ups, carport $470 per BR. backyard 717 NW 34th St. Open Weekends 371-0769 12-6-72-2 Absolutely Amazing Luxury 2/2 & Roommate Match Private BA, FREE Cable HBO/Sho, Tanning HUGE 24Hr Gym, W/D, Alarm, Gated, Call for SPECIALS. 335-4455 12-6-72-2 ****FIDO FRIENDLY"* 1 br $609, 2br $669, 3br $895 Near Butler Plaza Spacious *Alarms Includes some utilities* Park FREE @UF www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111 12-6-72-2 Spring Leases Available 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym Roommate match! All the extras! Call for specials 377-2801 12-6-72-2 Close, Comfy, Cute 1, 2, 3, or 4BR apts available NOW or Fall. Flats or Townhomes, some w/ w/d hook-ups Gym, Bball, Tennis, 2 pools, 1 mi to UF www.Bive"sCove.com or Call 376-2507 12-6-72-2 THE LUXURY YOU WANT. AT THE PRICE YOU NEED Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets Why spend more? 372-8100 12-6-72-2 SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER Huge 1, 2, & 3BRs $629, $729 & $849 1.3 Mi to UF Pets Ok 352-377-7401 12-6-72-2 Be the BIGGEST on the block! 1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets! Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401 12-6-72-2 STUDIO APT 60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2 rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 126-72-2 We Love Pets 1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D Gated Bntry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck 24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400 12-6-72-2 Live at a Legend! The Polos of Gainesville will give you the best college experience with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room, and many more amenities! Minutes from UF, shopping and Shands. On all major RTS bus routes. All at a rate that won't break your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656 12-6-72-2 How To Place A Classified Ad Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M -F, 8am -4pm. No refunds or In Person: By Mail: When Will Your Ad Run? credits can be given. Cash, Check, MC, or Visa Use forms appearing weekly in The Classifieds begin TWO WORKING DAYS Alligator errors: Check your ad the FIRST day it runs. Call 373-FIND Alligator. Sorry, no cash by mail. MC, after they are placed. Ads placed at the with any corrections before noon. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY REThe Alligator Offic Visa or checks only. UF Bookstore may take THREE days to SPONSIBLE FORTHE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. 1105 W. University Ave. '352) 373-FIND appear. Ads may run for any length of Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be M-F, 8am -4pm By Phone: given after placing the ad. Changes called in after the first d y will not Payment by Visa or MasterCard ONLY. time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, be further compensated. UF Bookstore at Reitz Union M -F, 8am -4pm but there can be no refunds or credits Customer error or changes: Changes must be made BEFORE M -F, 8am -6pm, Sat. 10am -5pm By Fax: (352) 376-3015 .for cancelled ads. NOON for the next day's paper. There will be a $2.00 charge for minor changes. 1 tar Rent. Furnished 6 Furnishings I11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Uomputers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets 3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13. Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides 4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Conne tons 24 Pets 5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Event NOfices 25 Lost & Found All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination." We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby infomed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. -All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimination in emplfment (barring legal exceptions) because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, familial status, age, or any other covered status.,This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through the type of advertising that is know as "personal" or "connections" whether or not they actually appear under those classic cations. We suggest that any reader who responds to that type of advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information. .Although this newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 19 For Rent For Rent For Rent For Rent furnished unfurnished ununse nunishedL Ro6mimates ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS! Get a bargain on 1 & 2 BR units! Great location, price & size! Just a few left! 376-1248 12-6-72-2 2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR FALL! 2 bedroom unit with W/D!!!!! AMAZING SPECIALS!!! Pool, pets welcome, tennis, alarm 376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com 12-6-72-2 *Save $$ NOW* 3/2 flats starting @ $895 W/D, alarm, Pets OK, QUIET, ave $ TODAY. Call 367-9910 12-6-72-2 MINUTES FROM UF!!! 3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm 4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 12-6-72-2 SAVE $$$, GET MORE! 3BR/2BA for less than $300/person B-ball, Comp lab, Gym, FREE UF parking www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111 12-6-72-2 FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES! Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft. FREE gym membership and FREE cable 352-332-7401 12-6-72-2 *AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS* 2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym, PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly, All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show, Filling fast for Fall 377-2777 12-6-72-2 1 AND 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 firs, high ceilings. W/D. Pets considered. $650/mo. 214-9270. 12-6-72-2 OOVERY QUIET 2Br/1 Ba CONDOS Pool. Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet Med, Health Sci, etc. & heart of UF. Grad or profit pref $845/mo. Cat friendly. 262-0444 9-1-23-2 PETS PARADISE $395 to $550/mo. No app or pet fee. 2BR avail now. Some with fireplaces, privacy fences & dogwalk. 4501 SW 71st Terr, 825 SW 62 Terr, short lease some units 331-2099 9-7-21-2 NANTUCKET WALK Luxury 2/2 condos Avail Aug 2006 For Sale or Lease Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street www.nantucketwalk.com 386-462-7179 8-31-31-2 ACTION REALTY Individual and Semester Leases Available immediately. Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo 352-331-1133 www.action-realtors.com 9-29-30-2 1 BLOCK TO UF S 3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1175/mo. Contact Michael 331-2100 8-31-23-2 Walk to UP Law School. Lg 3BR/2B3A house, cent H/A, wood floors, FL rm, study; $1325/mo: 13 NW 26th St. Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St -375-7104. 8-31-15-2 Downtown 3BR, cent H/A, Ig kitchen w/breakfast nook, wood floors, fenced yard; $995/mo: 326 SW 3rd Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St -375-7104'. 8-31-15-2 Brand new condo -near dwntwn & UF, spacious 2BR/2BA w/balcony, W/D, walkin closets; $1200/mo: 810 NW 19th Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com. 1731 NW 6th St -375-7104. 8-31-15-2 1 BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD 2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged. 352-377-2150 9-22-21-2 A+ 2BR Condo close to UF Bike/Bus/Walk to UF Balcony, W/D & Amenities Won't last! Call 665-4106 8-31-13-2 3BR/2BA house. Spacious, efficient homes with updated kitchen, tiled floors. biking distance to campus. Large fenced yard. Pet friendly. 352-372-4768 8.31-12-2 3BR/3BA in Rockwood VillasW/D hookups on bus route, 2 pools, tennis & v-ball courts. Pets okay. $1050/mo + security deposit. 863-287-7060 8-31-12-2 JONESVILLE 3/2/pool. Barn, pasture, horses allowed. Close to Publix, mall, UF. $1290/mo. lst/last/security/ utilities. 352-246-6056 8-31-11-2 402 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 NW 7th ST. Call Sara @ 407-484-8056 or Suzie @ 6923800. 9-5-10-2 1BR/1BA 650 sq ft. Kitchen w. fridge, DW, stove. Pvt patio, located within walking distance to campus by Sorority Row. Call 843-270-6391. 9-5-10-2 Luxury Townhouses at Greens 2BR/2.5BA spacious unit in gated community. Golf and country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet friendly. Rent starts @ $995/MO Call 352-359-4438 9-15-17-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO: New Conversion. 2BR/2BA, pool, W/D, DW, on bus route. $900/MO Handicapped accesible. Call 352-284-8743 9-6-10-2 1 or 2 bedrooms available in a house off 34th Kim 219-1890 9-6-10-2 3BR/2BA W/D, fenced in a quiet neighborhood. Fireplace, first, last security deposit required. $950/mo. 5413 NW 30th Terrace. If interested, contact Ashley @ 305-323-9742 9-7-10-2 ROOMS IN GREAT HOUSE 494-2565 2BR in 4BR/3BA house with yd. $300/$325 2406 NW 47th Terr. Near SFCC and UF. W/D New AC, 1/4 low util & hi-speed internet. 1st, Last Deposit. 373-7578 or 328-6308 9-7-10-2 Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo, gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, partial 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/mo 3908 SW 6th Pl. 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 patio, 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, carpet & appliances; avail 8/25; Greenleaf 6922 SW 46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St -375-7104 12-6-71-2 Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl clubhse/pool/ltennis/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 commercial, ideal home/office on SW Williston Rd, near ShandNA, $925. Call 215-1728 Kathy or 372-9000 9-15-17-2 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 onsite. 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. InclI utils. Pool & free laundry services on premises. Call Cynthia 219-7799 8-31-5-2 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 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 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 www.turlintgtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 BIKE TO SHANDS! Ist 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 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 WALK TO UF! 1st month free 3BR 1 BA house, wood floors, Carport, w/d hookups, $1100/rent, 126 NW 10th Street Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 1st MONTH FREE@ Capstone Quarters, furnished 2BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer, $750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd #4004N Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 Cute 3BR IBA house, sunroom, 2 car carport, fenced yard, w/d hkups, $850/rent, 3317 NW4th Street Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 9-1-5-2 ONW 39th Ave Large 2BR/2BA + loft w/costly laminated wood-looking flodr, cent AC, carpeted, open, bright, good neighborhood $650-660. Nice *2BR/2BA, patio w/gate, trees, part utils pd. $550-560. Call 373-8310 9-1-5-2 HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage, shaded, fenced yard. NW area $1050/mo. Charlie 352-5484837 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 925-20-2 Cute coftage 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 9-2520-2 4BR/4BA at Countryside. $380/MO individually, 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. kingcchan@yahoo.com 91-5-2 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 atmosphere; great experience. 352-591-2474 9-12-10-2 LOFT APTARTMENT PLENTY OF SPACE JUST STEPS TO NORMAN HALL. ONLY $555 A MONTH loftuf@yahoo.com 9-12-10-2 ROOM FOR STUDENT IN 4BR/2BA HOME. $300/MO Free e-l+cable+laundry Call 562-4008 9-5-5-2 CLOSE, CUTE & CHEAP 1BR/1BA apt. across from Butler Plaza. Walk/bike to campus on bus rte. Only $427/ mo. Pets ok. 371-5805 9-13-10-2 Remodeled 3/2 garage new carpet, only 6 min to UF, no pets. 4408 NW 20th 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 Pickwick Park 3BR/3BA townhome washer/dryer connection $850 per month Please call 375-1111 9-7-5-2 MEADOWCREST APARTMENTS Eff, 1, 2BR $375 -$575 110 NW 39thAve, Gainesville 352-378-3988 9-7-5-2 2/2 condo w/screened patio, large kitchen in/bar. Close to UP, off Archer Rd. 3425 SW 29th Terr. $750/mo. Please call 317-5060 or 332-0841 9-7-5-2 Available now 2BR/1BA in triplex. $600/mo. lst, 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 2843629 9-7-10-3 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 9-710-3 1 BR/1 BA in 3BR/3BR at Lexington Crossing. Male wanted. Fully furnished, full utilities, W/D, gym. 9 month sublease. $480/mo. Call 954-701-8850 8-31-5-3 Countryside @ University Condo 2 bedrooms avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable, water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904610-0967 or email icheng@bellsouth.net 9-7-10-3 1 MONTH FREE SUBLEASE 1 BLOCK TO US 1 BR/1 BA apt. Free parking avail now till 08/30/07 $480/mo. Call Taree 352-281-7284 9-1-5-3 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt at Cabana Beach apt. Poolview. $594 for 9 months. $524/mo for one year, furnished. Call Floridan 352328-6164 9-6-5-3 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. 678-6441140 9-7-5-3 2/1 Piccadilly apt. Sublease from 9/15/06 -07/31/07 $690/mo. 376-2483/284-9892 9-7-5-3 Rooms available in 3BR/3BA University Club. Only $490/mo/each! Includes utils, cable, internet, furniture. Rent FREE until Oct. More info call 954-651-0903/954-2969295 9-7-5-3 11 Roommates Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake :74-3866 12-6-72-4 Female roommate for one/two female UF students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second walk to UF. Old house charm with all amenities. Avail Now. $400 -up. 352-538-2181.Lv message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4 BR/pvt BA conv loc, quiet, park-side NE Gville home. Seek serious F student, NS, mature, responsible, quiet, clean. No pets. Easy bike/drive to UF/dntwn. Furn if need $500/mo incl utils & HS net. Mary 378-3098. 8-31-19-4 Pet friendly. Big house near UF. Female students 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 UP bus. 10 min to UF All utils incl. $465/mo. Fully furn, tastefully decorated. Laundry rm & large kitchen. 954-803-4346 or 352-372-1890. Females only, no bad habits 9-6-16-4 Female roommate needed for coed 4BR/3BA house 1 block from Butler Plaza. $380/MO, W/D incl. util, cable & internet. On bus route. 352-281-0099 8-31-10-4 ***Private & Luxurious*** 2BR Avail in 3BR/2.5BA house. NW Gville. Spacious. Full Kitchen & W/D, garageavail $400 + 1/3 utils. Call Chrissy 954-649-2690. 8-31-9-4 AWESOME DEAL!!! 34th & University. HUGE TH w/ 2 Ig BR's avail: 1 w/ walkin closet, other w/ own BA. Side porch, screened-in patio, garage, W/D, DW, lots of storage space. $400/mo + 1/3 utils. 904-806-2470 9-1-10-4 2BR avail in 4BR/2BA less than a mile from UF. Mature/responsible M/F. $550/mo + utils. 1 yr lease. Pool, cable, wireless internet, W/D, Forest Ridge, quiet neighborhood, covered garage available. 239-272-0130 -9-5-10-4 ONE ROOM AVAILABLE HURRY IT WON'T LAST 4BR/2BA, over 2300 sq ft Bike or walk to campus Call Eric 352-246-6265 9-5-10-4 Private Bedroom, shared bathroom available ASAR $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 9-6-10-4 Female responsible non-smoker student roommate needed for 2BR/2.5BA condo. $475/MO Near Archer & 1-75. Call 904-6421857 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 & internet. No pets. Quiet area. Call 352-206-0543 8-31-7-4 Male roommate wanted. College Park duplex, 15th & 5th Ave. $475/mo. Deposit & 1st month covered. Move in now. No pets. Call 407-277-6125 or 407-754-8039 9-6-15-4 Large 2BR/2BA, 2 blocks from campus. Quiet area. $450/mo incl all utils, cable, internet. Common area furn. 407-661-1911 9-6-10-4 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 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 townhouspw/fun-loving roommates. Cable w/HBO, phone, DSL, sireless, and all amenities. $350 + 1/3 until. 386-397-6775 9-8-11-4 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 Classifieds. Continued on next page.

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20, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 Roommates Real Estate Real Estate Furnishings Furnishings 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! 772-9795646 9-70-4D 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 321-591-7067 9-7-8-4 .A roommate wasted to share 2BR/2BA condo near UP. 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 ttandt@ufl.edu or 904-291-6554 9-13-10-4 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 responsible. 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')63 9-5-3-4 ublets and Rooms Available All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities Browse available Rooms FREE! www.MetroRoommates.com 1-877-For-Flent (367-7368) 8-31-1-4 Male CHRISTIAN needed to share room in house on 1st Ave. $165 + util. Call Brendan 407-721-1006 9-5-3-4 Private locked rooms $85 P/W with color TV. East side town. Call 376-0384. For all details. 9-7-5-4 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. 97-5-4 Need a girl roommmate 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 codition. $500/mo incl utils. Call 386-931-1942 or 386-437-2918 9-7-5-4 Real Estate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone. Please Call 373-Find Quad-, Tri,,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. 352538-2181 lv 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.mattrcicerealtor.com or Call Today, 352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty. 12-6-72-5 3 k5eC 5< vse BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans appeal with state-of-the-art luxury. 20 units still available. Prices starting in the Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453 12-6-72-5 INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House Condos, newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900 (au-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 352-3725375. 9-29-50-5 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 352377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire, contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5 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 minutes. Prices starting in the low $100,000s. For more info visit www.Cazabella.com or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475). 9-29-50-S Pre-IConstruction Pricing nextto campus! Oxford Terrace Il -Walk to UF from a brand new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate 352-219-2879 12-6-72-5 Duckpond Condo -Spacious and toally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1. 12-6-72-S 2005 GENERAL SIZZLER MOBILE HOME 3BR/2BA Doublewide 24x44. Like new condition. W/D, ref, elec range, fans. On lot in Oak Park Village offArcher 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, near Archer Rd off of 34th St, on 35th PL Offering at $179,900. Contact Cheryl Hartley or Debbie Diamond 352331-3828, 352-258-3906, or 352-316-6868 8-31-14-5 OCONDO FOR SALE IN BRANDYWINES 2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile & wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller. Cell 352-562-4091 frankffv@hotmail.com 9-12-20-5 NEW CONSTRUCTION Luxury 2Brf2.5BA townhome. Close to UF. Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus Realty. 352-281-3551 9-15-21-5 LOCATION-5 MIN TO UF 3BR/2BA, garage, wood floors, vaulted ceiling. House in excellent condition. Possible financing. By appt. 3642 NW 7th Pl. $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 10-16-18-5 NW 1 BR/1 BA 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 inn! water/gar/pest control. 352-318-7981 9-6-10-5 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 family & living rooms, fireplace, 2-car garage, screened porch & large corner lot. EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS 352-505-5700 97-10-5 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 9-7-10-5 NEW CONSTRUCTION GRANTWOOD CONDOMINIuM 2508 SW 35th Place A gated community located minutes from the Univemity of Florida Campus, Shands and downtown Gainesville 2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans, Units Starting at $174,900.00' Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs Fall completion 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. Contact Agent Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888 www.venture-realty.com 11-30-65-5 1BR/1BA condo 2 miles to UF Ground floor, quiet & attractive. Inexpensive living $79,000 386-462-3066 9-19-15-5 1994 SWMH, 14'x5', 2BR, lBA. Roofover, 2 awings, 2 steps & skirting. $8,000 cash. Located on SW 20th Ave. Alamar Garden. Lot rent $205/mo. Lawn care included. 352338-8250 9-6-5-5 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 352-2145601 9-7-5-5 hFurnihin 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 352377-9846 12-6-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$350 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-3727490 12-6-72-6 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 12-6-72-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail cost. New, in boxes. Can deliver. 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 12-6-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 126-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899 DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6 Beds, Futons, Furniture, King Sealy sets $299; new sofas for $299; oak futons $169 sofa & loveseat $399; dinettes, desks, all on sale *New Location* 140 NW 6th St Morrells Furniture Outlet. 352-378-3400 12-6-72-6 BED -$100 NEVER USEDI 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 376-1600 BED -$75 for Mattress Set. Brand New, Still in plastic -never slept on! Can deliver if you need. Call 494-7789 12-6-72-6 Bed -All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top mattress & box set. Still in plastic with warranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799 12-6-72-6 Bed -$100 All New Full size orthopedic mattress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ warranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6 BEDROOM SET -$395 BRAND NEW! Still in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror.chest avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver 352-264-9799 12-6-72-6 Dinette Set -$125 Brand New 5 pc set in box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789 Sofa -$225 BRAND NEW MICROFIBERI Still in package! Will sell with loveseat -$395 for set! Can Del. 376-1600 FUTON-$80BRAND NEW Futon mattress, still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789 12-6-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8' All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1795.00 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v energy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery. 264-9799 12-6-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**' Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-6-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516. 12-6-72-6 Bedroom Set$300 BRAND NEW. Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6 BEDS* FURNITURE. FUTONS LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av. New 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. 352376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6 MEMORY FOAMSame as Temperpedic Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. Student discounts apply. 4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver! 12-6-72-6 OBeds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49 Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 OKing sets $99 Strom estate sale. 376-0939/3786005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave. 12-6-72-6 BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE Quality furniture at reasonable prices. Morrells Furniture Outlet, 140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400 Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com 12-6-72-6 Sofa nice $75, full size bed $50, twin bed $40, window AC 6000 BTU $65, new carpet 12x12 $75, 19" color TV $35. Like new electric stove $75, dining table $45. Call 3355326 9-5-17-6 REFRIGERATOR, White Dorm size, 20W20D34H, Practically new, $100 Call 665-4106 for Details 8-31-13-6 DIALA -WASHER Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1 year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6 LA-Z-BOY RECLINER in excellent condilion $75 262-1999. 0 SOFABED QUEEN SIZE $100 262-1999. 0 SOFABED FULL SIZE showroom -mint conticion $400. 831-5-6 SOFA SLEEPER & LOVESEAT Excellent condition! A must See! $500. 352-375-1473 9-1-7-6 Lovers, foryour romantic nights.gorgeous queen size dark cherry wood WATER BED. Mirrored ceiling w/drawers on both sides. $350/OBO. 0 Black FUTdN 9-inch layer mattress $150. 373-3736 9-6-5-6 CASH PAID For Laptops Sales/Service 336-0075. Power Supplies & Drives. 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 21 Computers Bicycles O motorcycle, 7 'Autos A+ Dafnpjter UEEki 333-8404 Computer Heip! Now! 4-25-144-7 Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 4-25-144-7 1-8-118-7 Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed Computer Solutions Inc 352-371-2230 www.gainesvillecsi.com Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7 12-6-72-7 GATORNERDCOM -Computer/laptop repair Virus, spyware, hardware -Fix it for $44 -Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-6-72-7 GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR Service On PC and MAC Student Discount on Labor Free Estimates 352-337-2500 12-6-72-7 El ectroniCS Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town* SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 12-6-72-9 For Sale PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10 FOR SALE BOOKS BY BOB BRACKIN Visit my website www.obbrackin.com 9-1-41-10 Used Restaurant equipment for sale. Call Ken for current selections. 352-359-3095 8-31-12-10 *** CHEAP POOL TABLES *** Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables with ball returns in stock now for only .$5991 Available with red, green, or blue felt. Includes accessory. kit. Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742 12-6-72-10 GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS! Compare 24 bookstores instantly! S&H and taxes automatically calculated Try it today! http:ffwww.bookhq.com 927-25-10 STUDENT PARKING 85-100 dollars forthe Fall semester. 2 minute walk to campus. Stop by at 405 NW 13th St. Across from ABC Liquor 352-374-7700 9-1-7-10 GOOD DEALS ON CUSTOM BUILT HOME WOOD BARS Visit: www.ybwoodworking.com 9-1-5-10 ULTIMATE BOWFLEX NEARLY NEW 352-577-4370 $550 9-1-5-10 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 0g0000 PS2 ggggg0 3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit gamessome w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call 352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10 Maytag. WASHER $40 0 TOASTER OVEN $6 0 4 Beautiful BARSTOOLS $10/ each 0 DAYBED w/Linens & Shams $80 0 Stand-alone MIXER w/bowls $15 386-4621348 8-31-2-10 ANTHOLOGY A book by Bob Brackin includes "Gainesville Stories' www.bobbrackin.com 12-6-67-10 a MOtorCyCles, Mopedsi ** SCOOTERS ** RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 12-6-72-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $699. Largest selection KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St. 338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Providing excellent service and new scooters at great prices! 1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271 NEW website www.NS4L.com 12-6-72-11 ***GatorMoto*** New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties included with extended warranties available. Our staff has over 15 years of combined experience selling and servicing motor scooters. Stop by our state of the art facility today at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11 **CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES ** SCOOTERS, in ANY condition new or used. Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442 Please leave a mesuge. 9-8-35-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups. Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11 1997 SUZUKI GSE500 Blue, good condition, runs perfect. 16k miles. $1099/OBO. Call Mark @ 352-672-2343 91-10-11 .2004 Zip R3i Scooter; Very reliable, fast & clean; Just serviced; new tires & battery; 2 helmets included. 4,000 miles; Paid >$1400 Asking $950 407-402-6387 9-1-8-11 Scooter 2006 VeruCCi Viper 150cc Only 475 mi -like new. Asking $1395. Send email for pics: muscooffla@alltel.net. Local Call: 386-496-8390 9-13-15-11 GatorMoto Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work on any brand of scooter and we have some of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups available and free estimates given for all repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St (SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11 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. Org $1500, asking $1000. 954-290-8303 8-3 1-7-11 0000 WIN A FREE SCOOTER696O 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 SCOOTER YAMAHA VINO 125cc, 2005 Only 2k miles, adult owned, 2 passenger, Goes 60mph. will get 80mpg excellent condition, 4 cycle, runs perfect. Only $1,650. 352-262-4673 9-1-7-11 SCOOTER HYOSUNG SENSE 50CC, GOES 45MPH., only 700 miles, 2 passenger, disc brake, very smooth, powerful, and high quality scooter (not Chinese) Like new condtion, 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 $3,450 352-2624673 9-1-7-11 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 65OLTD (standard) 1981, NEW PAINT, REBUILT CARBS, 28k MILES, everything works, 4 cyclinder, 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 .SWAMP CYCLES 534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and Morel l Best Prices and Customer Service!! www.swampcycles.com 12-6-66-11 FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL ORunning or not! *NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12 CARS'-CARS Buy*Sell*Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Mdin St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-6-72-12 ****FAST CASH**** Clean. Running or Barely Running CARS, TRUCKS Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only Call Ray 352-284-8619 12-6-72-12 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 SELECT MOTORCAR THE YELLOW BUILDING 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 www.selectmotorcar.us 12-6-72-12 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 12-6-71-12 BEST CARS S LOWEST PRICES WE BUY CARS www.39thaveimports.com 12-6-72-12 2000 MERCURY MYSTIQUE LS V6 leather, cold AC, full records $3500/OBO. 352-514-7416 9-1-7-12 02 FORD FOCUS Great condition. Good gas mileage. AC, 6-disc CD $6800/OB1O Call 828-371-8474 8-31-5-12 SUN CITYAUTO SALES Buy Here. Pay Here We finance anyone No credit check 352-338-1999 12-6-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 0 down and up 2000 discount on any financed vehicle 30 day warranty on any financedvehicle 352-338-1999 12-6-72-12 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 Honda Accord 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 FOR SALE 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. 74,000 miles, great condition. $3500 or best offer. Call Lior @ 305-710-5166 8-31-5-12 03 HONDA CIVIC SI 32.5K Miles, great condition, $12,500/OBO For more information please call: 772-538-5420 9-1-5-12 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 352378-3627 9-11-10-12 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 96-5-12 1995 FORD ESCORT $959/OBO. 149k mi, green, runs good, good gas mileage, A/C,CD. Call between 9-10pm 682-1610 9-6-5-12 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'e7 9-7-5-12 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 'Wanted THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Transport patients to/from treatments Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record & attend training session. Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info. 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 2196948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 9-1-70-13 LOCALARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2572-13 ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living ir, the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer companions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS. Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948 9-1-70-13 WANTED: SEC rings, jerseys, watches. CA$H PAIDM 94-415-3294 or email:jcol105457@aol.com 8-31-26-13 MARINE OFFICER PROGRAM. 201 Southeast 2nd Ave, unit 205 352-264-7830 WW.MARINEOFFICER.COM 10-2-28-13 Classifieds Continued on next page.

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22, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 "WantedpW HelprWanted Help Wanted Help Wante WANTED: CHEVY PICKUP 1988-1998. 1990 Silverado 1500 standard cab preferred. Immediately for 2 hour stationary engineering study.-,$75. Leave message indicate vehicle ID#. Found on left corner of dashboard, windshield, or door. 375-8710 9-1-5-13 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 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 homess and/or hungry. Please start making a difference today and call (352)3789079. 9-6-5-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings the independent florida ailigitor What's black and white and "read" all over??? The Independent Florida Alligator You can be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to become an ADVERTISING INTERN 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 EEO/AA .9-5-3-14 LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, 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! learn @ your own time & pace. All you need to be a CNA & pass the state exam is on VCR tape. I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out: www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913 12-6-72-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 126-72-14 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/ employment 12-6-72-14 $$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$ For gently used brand name Clothing/accessories & fumiture $Cash onthe Spot$ SANDY'S No appt necessary 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 126-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local StoSes, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, Training Provided Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 12-6-72-14 GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys. 12-6-72-14 GATOR DOMINOS $10 -15/Hour DRIVERS $6.40 -$7.40/Hour INSIDERS $35K-$50K/year MANAGERS Apply online at www.gatordominos.com Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14 $100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed 13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hiring 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to $125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University. 377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337 12-6-72-14 DRIVER OPPORTUNITY Gatorfood.com Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your own schedule. Fun environment, great opportunity. For info contact Tom 379-3663 9-22-21-14 DELIVERY DRIVERS Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP $6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 3782442 12-6-72-14 GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availablity) & line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work environment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No calls please 10-31-41-14 *DANCERS NEEDED* Private dance co. Great for students. Great pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start today! 378-3312 9-7-10-14 CASHnI Tired of sifting around w/out it? Sit here & make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105 NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info. 12-6-72-14 $10/HOUR + BONUS Mortgage lender has immediate openings for college students for telephone sales positions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW 34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union) 9-29-95-14 SECRETARY NEEDED Gatorfood.com is looking for personable, responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT & FT available. For info call Tom @ 379-3663 9-22-21-14 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 NW 22nd Dr. 12-6-72-14 LANDSCAPERS for commercial properties needed FT only. VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & CLEAN BACKGROUND MUST. Exp preferred. Call 352-222-1904 8-31-21-14 EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Best part-time job you'll ever have NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2ni Donation. DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St 352-378-9204 12-6-72-14 WE NEED GOOD HELP!! Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat Fumiture Company 337-1535. Good pay! Good job for good workers. Light duty manufacturing. Some experience helpful 8-31-18-14 KITCHEN MANAGER Exciting new downtown restaurant looking for experienced KM call 321-388-4254 or email gvlrestaurant@gmail.com 8-31-19-14 FT or PT (flexible hours) legal secretary for small business litigation firm. Computer skills required. Send resume t6 P.O. Drawer 1168, Gainesville, FL 32602, or fax (352)375-6249 8-31-18-14 FULL TIME LEGALASSISTANT Position available. Need at least 2 year commitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272. Attn: Lynn. 9-1-18-14 VALET ATTENDANTS FT.and PT. Must be customer oriented & dependable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954 ext 205.12-6-70-14 Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be able to work weekends, breaks and holidays. Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th St. 9-7-20-14 PART TIME WORK $14.00 base/appt Flexible schedules, resume bldr, customer sales/svc, will train, conditions apply, 3726697 8-31-15-14 THE OFFICIAL GATOR SPORTSHOP is looking for part-time OPS help for summer 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 lbs. Heavenly Ham, 3832 Newberry Rd. 9-13-23-14 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 9-8-21-14 Telephone Interviewing NO SALES $7.50/hr ($8 Bi-lingual) + BONUS Apply @ UF Survey Research Center M-F. 9am-9pm 408 W University Ave Suite 106, Tel. 392-2908 x105 Must work eve/wknd. 12-6-78-14 It DISC JOCKEY It New club opening soon need club/ top 40/ dance DJ Call 321-388-4254 or e-mail: gvldj@aol.com. 8-31-13-14 LAW OFFICE RUNNER needed PT. Reliable transportation, experience preferred. Fax resume to 352-3764645. 8-31-13-14 Sports memorabilia mail order business seeks someone who knows sports, is a fast type and has good general computer knowledge. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knowledge a plus. Must have Ebay experiences. Between 20 & 40 hours a weeks, $8.50/hr. Students welcome 800-344-9103 8-31-12-14 DO YOU WANT A GREAT PAY RATE? Are you caring & dependable? Seeking LPNs, CNAs, HHAs & homemakers. Please call 1-800-309-1157 or 1-800-825-9873 9-6-15-14 Hardware Engineer for fabless semiconductor 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: resumes@intellon.com 9-6-15-14 ASSOC APPS ENGINEER for fabless semiconductor co in Ocala. FT with full. benefits, tuition reimb., more. BSEE with networking (IP/TCP/UDP), power supply exp, benchwork, soldering, familar with test equip. (osciloscopes, spectrum analyzer, multimeter). Prof. in Windows, Windows Office. More info www.intellon.com. Resumes to:resumes@intellon.com 9-615-14 Accounting Assistant Shipping Tech Maintenance Tech Landscaper Tech Support Aviation Assistant Marketing/Sales Wordprocessor Resume to hr@gleim.com www.gleim.com. 9-7-15-14 Fast-paced sports memorabilia co. in Alachua is looking for reliable, flex person to work in our shipping dept. 16-20 hrs/wk @ $8/hr. Tel. Rick 800-344-9104. 8-31-11-14 FT Nannies needed: 30-55 hrs, LO, grad student welcomed, good $ in-home exp. required, must like outdoors Noah's'Ark Nanny 376-5008. 9-1-11-14 $$ 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 fellow community members and to gain lifeenhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, September 16th, 2006. Please contact Ali Martinez at 352-264-6782 or visit hftp://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 NW 75th 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 SERVER Experienced & friendly. Apply in person between 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 9-18-20-14 Business Internships Avail. Gain valuable experience helping customers, organizing, managing, shipping orders, marketing, and more! Email info@NS4L.com 9-18-20-14 PT LAB TECHS NEEDED FOR ROUTINE MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS. TUESDAY AND THURSDAY A PLUS, EVERY OTHER SATURDAY A MUST. SEND RESUME TO janies@abcr.com or Fax to 352-378-6483 8-31-10-14 FISH LOVERS WANTED! Sales oppurtunity for tropical fish lover. Experience preferred, training program. FT/PT, flex hrs. Modern fish-only pet store. Work w/great people. Bring resume to AQUATROPICS 2100 SW 34th St, Gainesville. Attn: Karen.9-1-10-14 RECEPTIONIST NEEDED PT in afternoon hours for pediatric office W of Tower Rd. Please fax resume to 352-3322394. 9-1-10-14 TEMP HELP NEEDED doing office work at CINTAS CORP. $8/hr start in Sept. 352328-4962 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 projection equipment. Fill out an online application available at www.union.efl.edu/jobs/. Note: You MUST select "Productions -Productions Tech Support" as your FIRST choice. You MUST be a registered UF student to apply! 9-1-9-14 WAREHOUSE STAFF! PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job for students Will work around class schedule. 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 EVENT SUPERVISORS PT Supervisors needed. days, nights weekends. 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 CASHIERS NEEDEDn 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 9-1-9-14 The Reitz Union Productions Department is now accepting applications for Student Assistant positions. Productions employees work in a fast-paced environment setting tables, chairs, staging and audio-visual equipment for events in the Reitz Union. Opportunities for advancement are available in our growing department. Apply online at: www.union.ufl.edufjobs, and list 'Productions" as your first choice of employment. 9-1-5-14 FLYER DISTRIBUTOR NEEDED Gatorfood.com 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 house. 9-13-10-14 @00 HORSE THERAPY PROGRAM @00 in need of volunteers to help with various activities. Horse experience a plus, not necessary. Horsesbelpingpnople.org Hippopt@aot.com 352-331-3966, 495-0533 9-5-10-14 Country home/office needs relible person for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time. Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000 9-12-15-14 COOK & CASHIER P/T & F/T. Apply in person: MAUI TERIYAKI 600 NW 75th Street 9-8-12-14 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers"

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 23 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted p WAtI Help Wanted MOE'S SOUTHWEST GRILL is now accepting applications for all positions. Please apply at 3832 Newberry Road or 3443 SW Archer Road or at moes.com 9-13-15-14 Nanny to help care for 14 month old and be a part of a loving family. Exp, own transportation, light housekeeping required. Non-smoker, 30-35 hrs/wk. Prefer Ed or Psych major. References required Call 352-332-9811 9-6-10-14 PIZZA MAKER For authentic New YorkStyle hand tossed pizza. EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. $10/hr to start. Tues-Friday, 2-10pm Call 745-0456 9-6-10-14 Glassware Technician needed for analytical micro lab. Must be able to work Monday Friday 8-5 and be able to lift up to 50bs. If interested please apply atABC Research 3437 SW 24th Ave. or email janies@abcr.com 9-6-10-14 Tutors for 1:1 tutoring elementary school students 1-4afternoonslwk$9.50/hr. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Federal work study work permit required. Volunteers welcome 352-384-1155, st23@cox.net 9-6-10-14 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 3a1-8253 9-6-10-14 Brand Protection Agency Legal letter representatives needed for our Gainesville office. Pay starts at $8/hr. FT 9AM-6PM M-F Exp. in MS Office, and Internet. Resumes:dbusch@NetEnforcers.com 9-6-10-14 SALES CLERK $6.50/hr, part-time. Call Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226 9-6-10-14 CLASSIC CARWASH 3010 SWArcher Rd. Now hiring guys & gals for cashiers & wash positions. 9-6-10-14 AUTO & FLAT GLASS WINDOW TINTER needed ASAP. Exp necessary. Great pay. Air-cond shop. Call Steve 352-359-2063 9-6-10-14 NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS The Perfect Work Study Program Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most popular classes. Apply in person. Located across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza. Interviews only. Office employees -editing experience a plus. Office help needed. Work from your location. Need experienced person to write chapter summaries. Apply in person only. 9-6-10-14 P/T FEMALE STUDENT Women's biomedical corp. Major in EE, CISE, ME, etc. Fax 1 page resume to Mary: 375-6111. 9-13-10-14 HOUSEKEEPER Family looking for a housekeeper. MonFri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to schedule an interview, please call 256-3323 9-6-10-14 SALES CLERK Friendly & dependable person for men's clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train Stop Fashion, 2 E. University Ave. Downtown 372-7922 9-6-10-14' Brand Protection Agency Internet Researchers needed for our growing Gainesville office. Pay starts at 8.00/hr FT 9am-6pm (M-F) Exp. in MS Office, and Internet. Resumes: dbusch@netenforcers.com 96-10-14 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 9-1-7-14 Preschool Teachers 02B Kids! Apply: 6680 W. Newberry Rd. or any location 9-1-7-14 BARTENDERS/WAITSTAFF/COOKS JPGators. Friendly, outgoing persons for day and night shifts. 3-5 days per week. Apply at JPGators 1605 SW 13th St. No phone calls please. 8-1-7-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great $$$! Serious workers only! Apply in person 5 SE2nd Ave 9-8-11-14 Looking for a job with opportunities for advancement. Zaxby's on 43rd and Archer are now hiring for cooks, cashiers, & management. Contact Boris or Dean @ 338-0555 between 2pm & 4pm. 9-7-10-14 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Part-time production assistant to work mornings, evenings, or weekends. Must have reliable transportation. For more information, please e-mail your availibility to production-assistant@hotmail.com 9-1-5-14 LA FIESTA is now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES, COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person 7038 NW 10th Place. Anytime after 2PM 8-14-15-14 EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL ASSTANT Gatorfood.com is looking for personable, responsible, entusiastic 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 HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for a 264 unit apartment complex. Experience preferred. Please call Charise at 352-3339922 or fax your resume to 352-333-9928 8-31-5-14 6' mmm",dots NOW HIRING Experienced Notetakes and Editors Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 9-7-10-14 PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST for busy doctors office. Afternoons. Mon thru Fri 1-5pm. Fax resume to 352-377-9577 831-5-14 Looking for a job with opportunities for advancement. 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 SEPTEMBER OPENINGS $12.50 base/apt We want to start 30 people. All majors welcome. Sales/service, PT/FT conditionS apply 352-372-6697 9-22-21-14 Work behind the scenes in theater productions, concerts, and dance performances at the Phillips Center for the Performing Artsl 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 Security Staff Needed Now! $7.00 hour Help residence halls be safe. Info & applications available at security office in Beaty East 392-2161 x 10125 for more info 9-7-10-14 TCBY Now hiring Apply in person at Thornebrook Village Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14 EGO FASHIONS in Union Street Station is now hiring exp. and fashion oriented sales associates for fall. Drop off resume. 201 SE 2nd Ave. Suite 111 Call 352-337-6678 9-7-10-14 In-Home TUTOR wanted for High School Writing/Reading Comprehension. Previous experience preferred. Call 275-2062 8-315-14 LifeSouth Community Blood Centers seeks Cord Blood/Marrow Technical Coordinator. Duties include maintaining equipment, coordinating internal audits and assisting with external audits, implementing and maintaining training records, entering new donors into database, collecting and processing cord blood, reviewing paperwork with cord blood donors, coordinate marrow donations and deliver marrow after donations. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Health or blood banking experience preferred. BA/BS in science or related field required. Please submit cover letter and resume to smcartechine@lifesouth.org. Background check required. EOE/DFWP. 91-6-14 Donor Scheduling Representatives needed to help maintain the community blood supply. Representatives will be responsible for contacting donors via telephone and setting up appointments to donate whole blood. This position has a monthly bonus and a starting pay of 6.50/hr. Evening positions from 5-9 are available. To apply, please fill out an application at LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry Road. EOE/DFWP. 9-1-6-14 GATORS WANTED! We pay for your opinions. Visit http://www.easystudentjobs.com 9-810-14 Sales & Leasing Agent Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule to 376-6269 or hr@trimarkproperties.com 12-6-70-14 BARN HELP experience necessary cleaning stalls & feeding. Mornings or evenings. 20 mins from UF. Will trade for lessons at hunter/jumper farm. Call 495-6819 9-810-14 Part-Time Computer/Network Support Tech, Students only, flexible hours, great experience! Email resume to resume.submit@actcfi.org or contact Shane Sapp at 352-264-6934 9-8-10-14 GIRLS CLUB hiring PT Drivers. Must have class C or B CDL or be willing to obtain. Clean driving record required. Call 373-4475 8-31-5-14 PRODUCTIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS Full-time in office representatives Needed to place orders and Handle walk-in clients Send resumes to sjsacks@hotmaii.com 831-5-14 SALES REPS Will be working with: Studet Organizations Local Businesses City of Gainesville Departments Community Events Will be working on outside sales. Send resumes to Premier sjsacks@hotmail.com 8-31-5-14 FALL & SPRING INTERNSHIP POSITIONS Marketing/PR Management Adv/Fin Interns must determined to exceed our and their own expectations. Send resumes to Premier sjsacks@hotmail.com 8-31-5-14 Interested in a career in entertainment? Want to be a distributor of your favorite music? Looking for an opportuntiy to make money in a field that excites you? Respond Attn: Scott at gatordownloads@gmail.com 8-31-5-14 PITA PIT now hiring in-store & drivers. Across -from campus. Apply within. 9-9-10-14 ****CASTING CALL**** PRENTICE HALL VIDEO PRODUCTION. All ethnicities needed, ages 22-55. Send name' age & photo to alison@yournextvideo.com 8-31-5-14 Experienced retail associates/managers needed for retail gas station. $8-11/hr + commission. Exceptional candidates may qualify for other benefits. Call now for interview 3337577 9-6-5-14 Major Internet Retailer Various positions in IT. Business Dev Customer Service. Flex schedules. Competitive pay. Learn more at: www.bytheplanet.com/careers.htm 9-1-5-14 Computer Geek Wanted PT or FT Mature individual with high IQ Ability to porblem solve a plus. Will train the right person. No dorks e-mail: careers@bytheplanet.com 8-1-5-14 Marketing Geek Wanted FT Mature individual with high IQ Sales orAd experience a plus Will train the right person email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14 Indside Sales Reps. For major internet retailer. Will Train. Sales exp a plus. FAX 815-301-8667 Email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14 Administrative Geek Wanted FT Mature individual with high IQ. Finance or bookkeeping exp a plus Will train the right attitude. email: careers@bytheplanet.com 9-1-5-14 Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour. Smokers are needed to partidipate in a study on decision making & smoking. If interested, come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building, call 392-06-01 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/ llocey/smokers.mht for more infor. 9-25-20-14 Office Assistant -Immediate, part-time position, approx. 20hrs/week. Spreadsheets & general office duties. $10/hr. Send resume (& times available) to: Florida Gas Utility, fax 334-0789 or email jhodge@flgas.com. 9-1-5-14 PINCH-A-PENNY 7100 W. University Ave. Full time/part time. Sales Associate. Apply in person. 9-1110-14 ProGifts Gainesville's leading supplier of promotional items and branded apparel is hiring. We offer flexible hours, competitive pay and are located,close to Santa Fe Community College. FT Inside sales: Will be responsible for handling incoming sales inquiries as well as contacting old accounts and genrating 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 al incoming and outgoing shipments. Will also be responsible for handling all customer service issues that pertain to shipping. Admin assistant: Will be responsible for filling, 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 and educational time. For more information visit us at www.progifts.com/jobs.php or call Shannon @ 352-332-3833 9-1-5-14 Babysitter needed immediately for 9 month old. 9-1 almost every day including weekends. Mother works out of home, but needs assistance. Background check will be performed. Must like animals and be non-smoker. Salary negotiable. Contact 514-6600 9-1-5-14 EARN EXTRA MONEY Wanted: friendly, outgoing people w/ dynamic personalities to demonstrate fragrances. Call Dan Mixson, BELK 331-3535 ext 220 9-1-5-14 THE BAGEL BAKERY is now hiring for Fall $6.50/hr jlr line workers. $7.50/fr for bakers. Flexible schedules. Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110 9-5-5-14 PT LEASING CONSULTANT Looking for motivated, reliable person w/ great customer service skills. Contact Brooke 376-4493 or fax 384-3982 9-5-5-14 HELPER PT Flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errande & minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear message 373-1619 9-5-5-14 SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTOR seeking reliable LABORERS. Will train. Transportation required $8-10/hr. Fax applications to 352-495-2223. 9-5-5-14 OPUS CAFECOFFEE BAR Work at a fast-paced coffee bar near campus. Searching for dependable students to work between 18-24 hrs/wk. Morning & afternoon weekday shifts available. Call Tim 352-262-0822 for more info. 9-5-5-14 DRIVER FOR CATERING. Weekdays, great hours and pay. Reliable & friendly. Own car. Apply in person between 2-Spin NAPOLATANO'S 605 NW 75th St. 9-5-5-14 TUtorGator.Com Now registering tutors. Make money at your schedule! No reg. fee. 9-5-5-14 @O SOCCER COACHESSSS needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams. Experience required. License preferred for comp. For info: contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979 12-6-68-14 Classifieds. Continued on next page.

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24, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Help Wanted Help Wanted services Personals Personals CABOT LODGE is now seeking FRONT DESK AGENTS. Great pay. Great benefits. Apply in person at 3726 SW 4th Blvd. 9-5-5-14 THE GATOR SHOP & GATOR SHOP WAREHOUSE Apply @ 1702 W. University Ave. Gamedays required. PT. Call 352-3760940 w/questions. 9-6-5-14 Busy automobile dealership hiring appointment setters, greeters and a receptionist. Smiling vrftes and friendly attitudes are a must. Apply at Gainesville Ford. 3333 N Main St. Ask for Megan. 9-13-10-14 Nursing, pre PT, pre OT, pre med students needed for part time caregiving positions for home care of an elderly woman $11/hr. Call Stephanie 339-6916 9-13-10-14 Farm manager wanted for horse-assisted therapy program. Horse experience & ability to perform maintenance required. Exchange for housing, less than 15 min from UF. Horseshelpingpeople.org has complete job description. 9-13-10-14 No jobs available, but we pay cash for CDs and DVDs! (Oh, and We sell them too.) Hear Again CDs & DVDs 818 W. University Ave, 32601 9-6-5-14 PART TIME -LAW CLERK POSITION AVAILABLE 20+ hours/week. Hands-on experience in real estate law. Strong work ethic a must. Experience preferred. Please fax or e-mail resume to Kim at 240-3219 or kim@mblawoffices.com 9-6-5-14 Catering positions availablewith Gainesville's best catering company. PT catering staff & delivery drivers for morning & evening shifts. Flexible hours for enthusiastic people who want a fun job loaded with opportunity and variety. Apply at 904 N. Main St. 9-13-10-14 TutorGator.com UF/Santa Fe courses. Special courses (Exam reviefs, dancing, etc.) 9-5-5-14 NANNY needed 2-4 days/wk. Experience w/2-yr old, dependable transportation, & references required. $8/hr. 331-4587 9-7-5-14 I video tape legal proceedings for use in the courtroom. I am lonkling for PT general office help 8-10hrs on weekends. I am located 2 miles from Micanopy exit off 1-75. Job pays $8/hr + travel time. If interested, please call 352-538-0073 oremailecourtvideo@aol.com 9-7-5-14 FLORAL DESIGNER Must have exp. Apply in person 635 NW 13th St. Suite C. 9-7-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT Immediate opening. Fax resumes to: 352384-1116 9-14-10-14 HANDY PERSON/FARM HELPER PT, 12-15hrs/wk, flex hrs; looking for dependable, hard working, detail oriented person w/excellent references, starting pay $8.50/hr + gas $$. Send resume to skking@gator.net 9-11-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT Immediate opening. Fax resumes to: 352384-1116 9-14-10-14 ARE YOU GAINESVILLE'S FUNNIESfYTERSON? Local production company searching for talents to perform in skits a la Trigger Happy & Ali G. Contact funnygainesville@yahoo.com 9-1-2-14 Homework coach for 13-yr-old girl 4-5 days/week, flexible late afternoon hours. Help with middle school academics and organizational skills, some driving. Must have own transpcdation and good driving record. $8.00/hour plus mileage. Great opportunity for someone who loves kids. 335-7529 98-4-14 Gainesville Call Center Seeks Callers Local company is seeking trustworthy, enthusiastic people to staff a call center. If you like talking on the phone, are reliable and can relate well to people, this may be the job for you. Part-time evening hours and competitive pay in a high-energy environment. Interested persons call 352.359.0165 or e-mail admin@phones-intel.com for more information or to apply. 9-7-5-14 PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE for blind manufacturing & installation com-pany. Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 9-14-10-14 PT RECEPTIONIST Exp preferred but not required. Apply within 376-1373 9-7-10-14 PT RECEPTIONISTS Mon & Tues, 9am6pm. $11.50/hr. Excellent customer service skills required. Fax or email resume: 352374-9911 or derrick.talbot@condostore.com. COLDWELL BANKER THE CONDO STORE 9-7-5-14 UF student needed for 5 firs each Saturday for HOUSECLEANING $8/HR. Reply to Debby: dharris@gru.net w/resumen 9-7-5-14 Services IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-6-72-15 HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve memory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits. Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis. Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15 ** BELLY DANCE ** Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio For Fun &Fitness 384-9200 www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 12-6-72-15 EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER The countryclub for horses & owners. Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump paddock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-5913175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-1 Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training Services can get you certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve classes avail. Next class 9/11/06. Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details. 12-6-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-6-72-15 TLC HORSEBOARD All facilities & amenities: quality instruction. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15 *** GREAT BANNERS & SIGNS ** Custom Posters 0 Exhibits Awards Top Quality Fast 0 Service 0 Low Prices www.signpower.com SignMasters 335-7000 9-6-71-15 AWARDS & PERSONALIZED GIFTS Plaques Name Badges Cups Etc. Best Selection In Town www.signpower.com SignMasters 335-7000 9-6-71-15 FOIL HI-LITES, 1/2 head $65. Full head $85 Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25 HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431 10-13-36-15 SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM e Boarding $275/mo Lessons/English 0 Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm. 466-4060 12-6-72-15 ***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE*** Specializing in African-American hair. Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more. Healthy hair specialist. Call 377-0026 or 5143086. 5 SE 12th St. 10-31-59-15 GET EVERYTHING DONE Excellent service. House cleaning, dogsitting, errands, groceries, cooking. All with a smile. Call 352-283-6820 9-7-15-15 ENGLISH TUTORING Experienced teachers will give private lessons in English grammar, pronunciation & composition. Call 352-335-9400 9-29-31-15 IMMIGRATION LAW Marriage Visas -Employment Visas Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15 Babysitter available $10/hr. 20 y/o female UF student tons of exp. & great refs! CPR/first aid. Call/email Brandy 386-852-6591 or brandy_486@yahoo.com 9-7-10-15 Woodfloors by Wayne House Free estimates. Quality craftsmanship Installation 0 Refinish 0 Laminate Call today 352-505-3319 8-31-5-iS MATH TUTOR First hour FREE. 10 years of experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 9-8-10-15 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Need a cheap photographer for your wedding? Call 305-970-1619 or e-mail stepstreasured@yahoo.com 9-5-5-15 PASTURE BOARD YOUR HORSE@ We feed or you feed. 5 miles of trails adjacent to property. Near Newberry 352-4728248 9-6-5-15 HORSE BOARDING Covered, lighted arena. 40-stall barn. All welcome. Much more. Call 331-9069 920-15-15 MAGIC HANDS TO WASH, VACUUM & WAX YOUR CAR. From $35-90. Call Juan 352-328-8498 to make an appointment. 9-7-5-15 ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) GUNS! GUNS GUNS! 1800 Gun Inventory Over 500 handguns in stock Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair. Reloading Supplies 466-3340 Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer 8mi. South of G'ville on 441 12-6-72-18 FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES. We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop lt 6. WE ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ Ave.375-3752. 12-6-72-18 VEGETARIAN? Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St. 10-9 384-0090 12-6-72-18 *Family Chiropractic* Since 1977. Two blocks from UF. 373-7070 12-6-72-18 When you're stuck out in Oz and you need cash to get home, click your heels three times and think of Best Jewelry and Loan. 523 NW 3rd Ave. Call 371-4367 NOW! 9-6-34-18 The end of the term and the end oflyour rope, Best Jewelry and Loan is the needy Gator's hope! Cash for anything! 371-4367 9-6-34-18 When cash is low and the bills seem out of reach, Best Jewelry and Loan is the surfer's "Pawn Beach." Call 371-4367 NOW! 9-6-34-18 Surf on down to "Pawn Beach" when the tide seems too high. We're your summer cash friends so your blues will be all sky! Sell us your scrap gold 371-4367 9-6-34-18 When the heat is on and it's bucks that you need, Best Jewelry and Loan your requests we will heed. Fast cash for fast times! 371-4367 9-6-34-18 The surf's up at "Pawn Beach" we're all making the scene. If you're in need go see Rich, Best Jewelry and Loan's got the "green" Call Rich NOW! 371-4367 9-6-34-18 Planning to liquidate stereos, TV's, instruments and tools? See Rich at Best. He'll give cash for your jewels. Close to campus! Call 371-4367 9-6-34-18 You need the money to do what you will. Rich at Best Jewelry and Loan has the cash for those bills. Best pawnshop in town! 371-4367 9-6-34-18 J J6SLE "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content W Health Svice Available from Commercial News Providers" ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-6-72-16 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential, compassionate adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed. Choose life! www.america nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000 (727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 303-1573 12-6-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $99! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-6-72-16 Typing Services SAME DAY SERVICE: transciption, typing, apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters, flyers, ads, logos. Resume service -17 yrs exp. 24 hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677. 9-7-10-17 .I

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 25 personal Personals Event Notices Entertainment Ticks SELL ME YOUR CLASS RINGS & BROKEN GOLF DISCS CHAINS. We pay more for jewelry in good Awesome selection of Frisbee Golf Discs. All shape! Best Jewelry & Loan Pawn Brokers, plasticsDX, Pro, Champion, Star, Tye-Dye. 523 NW 3rd Ave. 371-4367 or 371-GEMS. We have the good stuff -Ultimate Discs tool 9-6-22-18 Only 1 miles north of UF on 13th St. Lloyd PAY A TON FOR THOSE BOOKS? Clarke Sports. 372-7836 9-1-7-18 Put them on line NOW and sell for top $$$ next termtlt Visit BuyMyTextbooks.biz Connections today! 9-11-10-18 o i SHOE SALE Want to make a connection? Place your ad Excellent shoe selection -Many styles on here td look for someone-to share a common sale Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, interest with or for your true love Savony -many more. Best running shoes & service in town. Lloyd Clarke Sports 1504 Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the NW 13th St. 9-1-8-18 Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great way to meet cool people and it works. Chat BACKPACK SALE live with others. 12-6-72-19 All Jansport backpacks on sale now. Lifetime guarantee. Great selection. Briefcase modVIDEO E-MAIL els & laptop carriers too. Lloyd Clarke Sports Retail from $9.95 1 mi N of UF on 13th St. 9-1-8-18 helloworld.com/us/rob633 Afiliate from $69.95 INTRAMURALS! vmdirect.com/rob633 One stop shopping here. Cleats (all sports), Got Skin? 633rob.com equipment, apparel, uniforms & printing. Bring student ID 4 complimentary "Clearing Lloyd Clarke Sports. 1504 NW 13th St. 372Treatment". 352-380-0744 9-13-10-19 7836 9-1-8-18 r-----E .e *0 0 0 M 0 1. For Rent: Furnished .14. Help Wanted __.2. For Rent: Unfurnished _15. Services S 3. Sublease: House/Apt -16. Health Services -4. Roommates .17. Resumes/Typing Services 5. Real Estate -18. Personals 6. Furniture/Household Items -19. Connections 7. Computers -20. Events/Notices 8. Stereos/Electronics -21. Entertainment 9. Bicycles _.22. Tickets __10. ForSale -23. Rides __11. Mopeds/Mstsrcycles .24. Pets I .12. Autos -25. Lost & Found ._.13. Wanted J MASTERCARD J VISA EXP. DATE CREDIT CARD# Zj3 <" 0 mn> --A to 0 ITI Cf z1 JJ > m IT IT 9) N OFFICE USE ONLY SpChgt Cone -_____ ______ oec By (Circle One) 1 Day.$6.00 2 Days.$11.00 3 Days.$14.00 4 Days.$17.00 5 Days.$20.00 Additional Days $2.00 each Days = $ Additional Lines $2.00 each line, each day ___Add'I Lines = $ _.IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR Rocky Creek Paintball ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? In Gainesville Better Prices DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL Better Fielns Better Call 371-2092 ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD 4-25-143-21 HERE AND GET IT NOTICED FREE FIREARM SAFETY CLASS Travel with STS to this year's top 10 September 16 -8 AM-12 noon Spring Break destinations! Best deals GatorSkeetandTrap.com352-372-1044 guaranteed! Highest rep commissions. Visit 2 GATOR FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS FOR SALE Upper Endzone Section 329 row 24, seats 13 & 24 Please email if interested. pjgator@gmail.com 9-1-5-22 9-15-16-20 www.ststravel.com or call 1-800-648-4849. Great group discounts. ARC Exempt. 10uuU THE BIGGEST POSTER SALE. Biggest 31-50-21 and Best Selection. Choose from over 2000 different images. FINE ART, MUSIC, MOVIES, MODELS HUMOR. ANIMALS, Tickets G IG T.RANSPO R PERSONALITIES, LANDSCAPES, MOTIVATIONALS, PHOTOGRAPHY. 23 Yrs. as the Official So. Fl. Bus MOST IMAGES ONLY $6., $7 AND $8. Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse SEE US AT Reitz Union Colonnade ON ***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages*** $40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP. Monday Aug 28th thru Friday Sept 1st, 2006 Local travel agency offers cruise specials, 336-7026 www.GMGTRANS.com THE HOURS ARE 9A.M. -6 P.M. THIS resorts, guided excursions for everyone. 12-6-72-23 SALE IS SPONSORED BY Reitz Union Arts Gator Country Travel (ust off campus) 37312_6-72-23 and Crafts Center. 9-1-8-20 1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232 JACKSONVILLE INT'LAIRPORT 12-6-72-22 and Beaches -5 daily trips. $40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP G [hI Ente rtainm ent LOYAL GATOR FAN RUNWAYS. Travel Better. 411 4; L~., -www.rnwy.com 800-578-6929 12-6-72-23 VV I VL a IC eS 0 WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET ALL HOME/AWAY GAMES. 352-871-0146. EVery Sat & Sun -Hwy 301 12-1-74-22. 15 min from Gainesville 486-2255 12-6-72-21 Sell your tickets Top dollar paid. 352-871-5027. 12-1-74-22 FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres UF ALUMNI SEEKS Call for the best group rates! 2-4 TICKETS FOR MOST HOME GAMES 352-338-8408 Located in Sarasota. Please Call Joe @ 94112-6-72-21 223-3535 8-31-5-22 Cr 0. 0. 0 -3 W~ II M-M--M--M--M6 M-M i SPets Furry, feathery, scaly.no, not your roommate.pets. 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26, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 Auburn running back has sights set on Heisman By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer lanastasis@alligator.org Kenny Irons would make a great politician. For example, he maintains a consistent platform. "I'm going to win the Heisman Trophy and run for 200 yards every 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 his constituents. "If he breaks a 70-yard run in practice, he'll thank everybody," "Copyrighted Material 0 !Syndicated Content 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 caring the play." Meet Mr. Irons, Auburn's 1,000yard 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 stage. "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 Manning. 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 attended Butler County Community College (El Dorado, Kan.) before making it to Auburn where he would become anAll-Southeastern Conference cornerback. As for Kenny? He loved Auburn, but the Tigers were loaded at running back. The Dacula, Ga., native opted for South Carolina instead. Irons' freshman season came and went 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 promised the starting job to local favorite Demetrius Summers. "If he breaks a 70-yard run in practice, he'll thank everybody. He'll thank everybody on the field, then he'll walk to the sidelines and probably thank the coaches for calling the play." Courtney Taylor Auburn receiver Knowing that Williams and Brown were on their way out, the dejected back enrolled at Auburn in 2004. In just his first scrimmage the following year, Irons broke a. 61-yard run. The Tigers defense wasn't thrilled. "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 embarrassing." Highlighted by a 218-yard performance against LSU, Irons rushed for at least 100 yards in eight games last season. He finished with 1,293 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Off the field, Irons has always made plenty of noise as the team prankster. 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 going to jail?' They think someone is coming to take them away off the practice field." Other times, Irons is just plain goofy. Taylor, the receiver, remembers when he and Irons went to watch "Little Man" at a theater in July. "There were parts that I didn't think were even funny, and he was the loudest person there laughing," Taylor recalled. "Everybody was turning around looking at us.'' 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 problem acknowledging the Heisman hype. Infact, 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 everybody pay." ST I F S AN Pubdrc reRSc PtES A

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 27 Returning juniors take freshmen under their wings By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer lanastasis@aligator.org Brandon Powell might need a new phone plan. The UF freshman constantly gets bombarded by calls and text messages from his upperclassman teammates. "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 Joakin 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 they have already proven in so many ways are different. The upperclassmen alternate responsibilities 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 matter how long it takes," said Powell, a shooting guard. "They just make sure you understand things." 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 ago. 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 little. "As guys that have been through the battles -if we don't give advice to the freshmen, 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." SOCCER Former Gators back in town F By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Writer bsteele@aligator.org 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' program, the coaches certainly are. Fresno State coach Steve Springthorpe, a former UF assistant who helped guide the Gators to three Southeastern Conference Toumament 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 school history. 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 group together." While some old faces will be returning, it's the newest faces that have made an impact for the Gators. In UF's last game against Kennesaw State, Freshmen Ashlee Elliott and Angela Napolitano had an influence on all three UF goals, whether by goaI or assist. Burleigh "I think we've gelled as a team really well," Napolitano said. "[The upperclassmen 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 college game." 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 newfaces. "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 on 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 high school. 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 different perspective." However "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 obstacles, however. "He's like God up there. He could pretty much write his own ticket." Jonathan Mitchell 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 sister Jennifer's car. Werner has seen only limited 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 current junior class. Until then, the two groups will spend as much time together as possible. "Any time we go somewhere -we go together," 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] ivith all the signing autographs on the shirts and the sneakers. I'm just kind of like, 'Wow. People really love Florida basketball here in Gainesville:'" acesrou gt Hawaii road trip By JOSH ARMSTRONG Alligator Writer jarmstrong@aligator.org Hawaii may not be a paradise for the Gators this weekend. The No. 5 UF volleyball team will face /^ some of its toughest competition of the Gafdrs, year at the Hawaiian Airlines Classic in V01ey6001 Honolulu. The Gators will play No. 7 Hawaii, No. 10 UCLA and Colorado in three consecutive 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 feW1ing 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 throughout the tournament. 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28, ALLIGATOR U 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 dinnertime. "It's 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. U will also reduce practice time during the w weekend. "We're not really jumping or doing anything 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 volleyball players are." Hawaii coach Dave Shoji will look for his 900th win Friday against U. The Wahne opened their season with two five-game wins against No. 19 Pepperdine. The Cators will face Hawaii at 1 a.m. EDT. laP will take on UCLA at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and face Colorado at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. MCGINNIS HONORED BY SEC: Angie McGinnis was named the SEC Player of the Week on Monday. She posted a triple-double (assists, digs and kills) against Utah on Saturday. "She had a shot the other night which I've never seen," Wise said. "She's that type 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 evaluated Tuesday, but she continues to wear a protective boot. 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' injuries, Wise turned to sophomore middle blocker Kisya Killingsworth to compensate by acting as-an outside hitter in some situations. "We're trying to create a hybrid position," 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 problem, 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 capable of having multiple touchdown 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 return game will have to step it up. No one knows for sure if it will happen. The laws of probability, though, are on UF's side. As for the returners, when asked if the streak would end this year, each responded: Harvin: "Definitely." Cornelius: "For sure." Caldwell: "Oh yeah. Just wait and see." Well, we all are. 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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 29 Offensive Outlook 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 at tailback, 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. Defensive Outlook 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. Schedule Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC) 2006 schedule: California: Sept.2 Air Force: Sept. 9 UF: Sept. 16 Marshall: Sept. 23 @ Memph-is: Sept. 30 @ Georgia: Oct. 7 Alabama: Oct. 21 @ South Carolina: Oct. 28 LSU: Nov. 4 @ Arkansas: Nov. 11 @ Vanderbilt: Nov. 18 : Kentucky: Nov. 25 TIm Football Preview Position Grades QB: B RB: B WR: B OL: B DL: B LB: B S: B+ CB: B+ Special teams: B pact Player Spotlight DT Justin Harrell, SR. Turning on the TV last December made S defensive tackle Justin Harrell sick. --For the first time in Phil Fulmer's tenure, players weren't putting on pads and k1: nocking each other around in preparation for a bowl game as Christmas approached. Harrell and his teammates found themselves exactly where they didn't want to be: home for the holidays."We definitely had a lot of downtime where we would jus4 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 at home in December and January." Harrell tried to watch some bowl games, but the fact that he wasn't going to play in one himself quelled his interest until the BCS games rolled around. He could only think about what might have been. Tennessee's defense was ranked sixth in the nation last year, but the Volunteers sputtered to a 5-6 record, their worst since 1988. Now Harrell, who was the defensive MVP of the Cotton Bowl two years ago and tallied 7.5 tackles for loss last season, leads a Vols defense that lost three starters on the defensive line. The Volunteers' goal: Get that bad taste out of their mouths. "Tennessee isn't used to being 5-6, so it was definitely a growing experience," Harrell said. "The only way we're going to 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 teamin the off-season and three more have been suspended for various off-field reasons. Jennifer LaBrie and Dan Treat / Alligator Staff Offensive Outlook 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 All-SEC in the preseason. Other receivers will likely have to step up, however, as Bennett will be subject to constant double-teams. Defensive Outlook 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, a-nd 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. Schedule Last year's record: 5-6 (3-5 SEC) 2006 schedule: 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 L-515 E rlrr Football Preview Position Grades .QB: D RB: C WR: C+ OL: B DL: C+ LB: B S: CCB: C Special teams: C pact Player Spotlight WR Earl Bennett, SO. The student section at the Swamp was half-empty by the time Earl Bennett caught a touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to draw Vanderbilt to within one point of the Gators last November. Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson was preparing to go for two and the-win before he saw the yellow flag lying on the field. After catchingthe 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 got to be creative in getting Earl the ball, try to 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 hot 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

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30, ALLIGATOR U 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 McDonald. "He could have easily gotten down and said, 'Man, I'm not going to be able to make it anymore. With these knees, 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, 'Jist get back and show them."' Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison challenged 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 close to where he could be,health-wise," Mattison said. "I thinkhe has all the ability; I think he has all the intangibles that the pros are going to look for. But it's a matter of production. 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 seasons. Bookending two careers The two always watch game film together, and it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the opponent. "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 challenge McDonald. "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 Canbe as good as there is." Greg Mattison 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 he'll 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 issues," 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 responded: "Im 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 grades. "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 because we've helped him. "The University of Florida has helped Steven Harris become a better person." CORNELIUS DUBBED MOST VALUABLE: Meyer called senior receiver Jemalle Cornelius the most valuable player on the Gators. 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 returner and punt blocker as well as play him on the kickoff team. "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 Mother Nature. RECYCLE F X D NEW

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Sports THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2006 ALLIGATOR www.aligatorSports.org Senior D-Iinemen bond through injuries, obstacles By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer lanastasis@alligator.rog 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 trying 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 it's time for me to do the same thing for you.' "We were just a shoulder for each other to lean on." 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 school history. 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 friendship that could climax with simultaneous 2006 breakout seasons. 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 connectionus 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 nothing 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 attemptSEE 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. UF to counter new rule By LOUIS ANASTASIS Alligator Staff Writer lanastasis@alligator.org Hoping to offset a rule change that will reduce the number of plays during Southeastern Conference games, the Gators anticipate emphasizing their hurry-up offense. "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 up-tempo." The SEC has announced the following 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 longer wait for a snap to start the game dock after a dead ball. Instead, they will start the clock after placing the ball down and granting the ready-forplay signal. There are two exceptions: MLB Florida 6 St. Louis 13 San Francisco 3 Atlanta 5 following a timeout or if the play ends the quarter. "I'm very upset about that whole deal -very upset," Meyer said. "Peopleare trying to change the game for some reason." Meyer has formulated a specific hurry-up package that he will relay to the offense at the beginning of certain drives. MEYER COMMENTS ON HARRIS: Wednesday, Meyer commented on defensive tackle Steven Harris' situation 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. Gators return game looks to score 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 -twice. 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 2000. 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. S"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 recruit 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 t 2002: UF receiver Taylor Jacobs racks up a school record 246 receiving yards in the Gators opener against Alabama-Birmingham. The game -a 51-3 win -was the first for former coach Ron Zook. Antonio Gonzalez Going, going, Gonzo nzaccardi@ailigator.org Miami. That's six more than the entire UF program, in case you're keeping track. You can talk all you want about Chris Leak's arm, the lack of an every-down back and the depleted offensive line, but field position will play as much of a role in scoring 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 deceiving. 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 second nationally -not the return game. And anyone who says field position isn't important didn't watch the South SEE ANTONIO, PAGE 28 ECollege football : South Carolina vs. Mississippi State ESPN, 8 p.m. ACollege football : Boston College vs. Central Michigan ESPN 2, 6 p.m. 1 Ten years after UF's only national championship in football, alligatorSports will look back Friday on the 52-20 Sugar Bowl win against Florida State. Meyer

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