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Five Years Later
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
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Trustees Leak's career night propels Gators
U UF LOOKS READY FOR VOLS
AFTER SHREDDING UCF.
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
At this rate, 50 passing touchdowns
By LINDSEY FRANCO in one season doesn't sound all that
Alligator Writer absurd.
Ifranco@alligator.org The preseason goal set by UF quar-
terback Chris Leak just might come to
Starting this Fall, stellar test scores won't fruition, thanks in part to a four-touch-
offer the same payout they used to at UF down performance in the Gators' 42-0
UF's Board of Trustees approved a plan win against Central Florida.
Friday that will significantly cut award mon- UF's offense exploded at-the Swamp
ey for new in-state and out-of-state National Saturday on a humid evening when the
Merit scholars and finalists at the university, defense quietly equaled maybe bet-
UF will award $5,000 to in-state National tered Leak's performance.
Merit scholars and finalists this Fall, while With a trip to Tennessee looming five
out-of-state- award recipients will receive days away, the Gators' offense seems to
$17,000 and out-of-state fee waivers, be at its best since Ron Zook replaced ,
In-state National Merit Steve Spurrier.
students who already at- Zook's Illinois team, by the way, lost
tend UF receive $24,000 33-0 to Rutgers on Saturday.
over four years, while "The big question last year was:
out-of-state students get 'How was I educated in my first year
$40,000 and out-of-state at Florida?'" Coach Urban Meyer said.
fee waivers. The new cuts "And the answer to that is: 'Four, five
will not affect awards for or six big plays win a game.'"' F
Alfonso students already enrolled The No. 7 Gators (2-0), which posted
at U. their first shutout since 2001, got that
"We are going to be awarding finalists, and more against the Golden Knights.
just not awarding them at the level we have Leak, who has seven touchdowns
been in the past," trustee Carlos Alfonso said through two games, set a career high
at a board meeting Friday. with 352 passing yards.
The cuts could eventually save the uni- And the Gators look much bet-
versity an estimated $5 million to $8 million ter than they did before last season's
a year, said Alfonso, the head of a Tampa- Tennessee game.
based architectural firm. "We're faster than we were a year
UF President Bemie Machen also ex- ago," Meyer said. "Hopefully, we have
pressed his support for the decision, more firepower." Tim Casey/ Alligator Staf
SEE MERIT, PAGE 4 S o when did the Gators begin pre- Gators quarterback Chris Leak scrambles during UF's 42-0 shutout of Centra
SEE FOOT, PAGE 4 Florida. Leak finished with a career-high 352 passing yards.
Hamster owners cheer for rodents rolling to victory
* A LOCAL PETCO PARTICIPATED IN.
NATIONAL EXERCISE-BALL RACES.
By NICOLE CARDASSI
Alligator Contributing Writing
"On your mark, get set, go!" shouted
Jackie McCarthy, a general manager at Petco,
just before Chocolate, Speedy, Mogwi and
to record the first
two Gators sacks
of the season. UF
blanked UCF 42-0
for its first shutout
See story, pg. 15.
Butterscotch rolled down their tracks.
Petco stores across the nation hosted their
annual Hamster Ball Derby on Saturday, and
the company's West Newberry Road location
Before the races, the hamsters were allotted
30 minutes to warm up, and owners attempt-
ed to get them running down the miniature
track in the right direction.
"At first he started running backwards,"
Traffic accident injures 3 students on game day
Students from SFCC and the University of Central
Florida were injured Saturday in a car crash on West
University Avenue, according to Gainesville Police.
Ross Newman, a 22-year-old SFCC student, was
driving westbound on University
Online Avenue when 22-year-old UCF student
EXCIISIe Brooke Patsolic's car hit his as he tried
to turn southbound, police said.
Two of Patsolic's three passengers were trans-
ported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Newman was also hospitalized with head injuries.
Newman was issued a citation for careless driving.
said Skyler Giovanni, Mogwi's owner. "But as
long as someone is in front of him, he will run
the right way."
In order to participate,
Around each hamster was required
Gainesville to have its own hamster
ball, a device the hamster
runs inside of, allowing it to roll down the
The setup evoked a NASCAR atmosphere,
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with its four tracks lined up side by side and
surrounded by black-and-white checkered
flags and start and finish lines.
The audience, ranging from a black poodle
named Gidgett to a family wearing matching
T-shirts in support of their hamster, was a
bit different from a typical NASCAR crowd,
SEE RACE, PAGE 4
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 13-
2, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
National Moment of Silence
UF campus and Gainesville
Regional Airport, 8:46 a.m.
UF observes a moment of
silence for the fifth anniver-
sary of Sept. 11, 2001, at the
time the first plane -hit the
north tower of the World
Trade- Center. Music will be
performed on the university's
carillon, and the flag near,
Tigert Hall will be flown at
Plaza of the Americas, 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
The Civic Media Center
partners with other progres-
sive organizations to present
Radical Rush, an alternative
way for students to get in-
volved, featuring demonstra-_
tions, speakers, poetry and
Tirlington Plaza, 11 a.m.
The Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish
Student and Community
Student Group and the
Jewish Student Union offer
students the opportunity to
do a good deed in remem-
brance of Sept. 11, 2001.
Sept. 11 Remembrance
Plaza of the Americas, noon
The College Republicans
hold a ceremony with
speakers and a reading of
the names of the dead.
Reitz Union, Room 122,
noon to 2 p.m.
The Swamp Party holds a
workshop to-include stu-
dents' ideas in its platform
for the Fall elections.
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Faculty look to leave CLAS
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
A week after UF's largest college laid out
plans to climb out of debt, the leader of the
Faculty Senate said instructors feel demoral-
ized in the face of proposals to reduce faculty.
At a Friday meeting of the Board of Trustees,
Faculty Senate Chairwoman Danaya Wright
said some faculty members in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences the college that
recently faced a multimillion-dollar debt are
alreadylooking for otherjobs.
"They're horribly demoralized."
Faculty Senate chairwoman
Although college officials do not plan to lay
off any current faculty members, some vacant
faculty posts will stay unfilled to save money.
"If you stick around, you're going to get
a huge amount of work dumped on you,"
Wright said in an interview after the meeting.
Wright acknowledged' after the meeting
that the Board of Trustees, which is UF's high-
est governing body, is not in charge of oversee-
ing college budget problems. However, she
said, trustees should be concerned about UF
faculty members' feelings toward their jobs.
"They're horribly demoralized," Wright
said. "They feel if it's CLAS today, it could be
any college tomorrow."
Faculty members also feel as if they can't
trust "shared governance," a system in which
administrators and faculty members both con-
tribute to decision-making at UF.
University officials disregard shared gov-
ernance when it becomes convenient, such
as in budget planning, Wright said after the
"The problem is faculty were not involved,"
she said. "That's not shared governance."
Board chairman Manny Femandez said
after the meeting it would be impossible for
him to gauge whether UF's faculty members
On Friday morning, he said, he ate break-
fast with six faculty members, and none of
them expressed concerns about CLAS's plans.
Since 2001, the board has increased salaries
and benefits for faculty, Fernandez said.
The university as a whole is moving in the
right direction, he added from the country's
top 20 public institutions to its Top 10.
"Let's just not step backwards," he said.
UF Student Body President John Boyles
told board members that students, too, are
concerned about faculty and department cuts
in addition to larger class sizes.
"Our students are scared about what's go-
ing on with faculty," he said in an interview
after the meeting. "I'm hoping well come up
with something a little different."
Fans bleed for victory
* GATORS WILL COMPETE
WITH VOLUNTEERS IN SPIRIT-
FUELED BLOOD DRIVE.
By DENITA CLARA CLARK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Gator fans can compete against
the University of Tennessee's foot-
ball fans to show their school spirit
in a blood drive this week.
LifeSouth Community Blood
Centers' "What Colors Do You
Bleed?" drive is a four-day competi-
tion between UF and the University
of Tennessee to see which school
can garner the most blood donors.
"The competition -came about
because Medic Blood in Tennessee
challenged us to see who could
show the most school spirit," said
Christine Evans, a donor recruiter
at LifeSouth. "We stepped up to the
LifeSouth will be counting, do-
nors from its two campus bloodmo-
biles, temporary setups in residence
halls and at both off-campus loca-
tions on Northwest 13th Street and
The winner will be announced
"We're hoping to draw from 100
to 150 donors a day," Evans said.
In addition to the trophy the
winning school will receive, each
donor will get a
Student "What Colors Do
Activism You Bleed" T-shirt,
and a chance to win
a Miami Dolphins pennant auto-
graphed by Wade Smith, according
to a press release.
"Come out and show your sup-
port for your team," Evans said.
Donors can participate at the
local centers Monday from 9 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday through
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Donors should eat well and drink
plenty of fluids, according to the
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Money to go toward need-based aid
MERIT, from page 1
The cuts "will allow us to use that money for
other things," he said.
Money saved from the cuts will help pay for
graduate education and need-based financial
aid for undergraduates, Machen said. However,
officials said they don't yet have any specific aid
programs in mind.
Still, some UF officials said Friday that the cuts
are too severe.
Trustee Joelen Merkel said the large decrease in
award money could deter National Merit scholars
from applying to the university.
Alfonso acknowledged the cuts could be a
risky move for UF, but he said the trustees would
closely monitor UF's admissions office to ensure
top-tier students continue to show interest in the
"We're taking a calculated risk that this won't
affect the quality of our admits," Alfonso said.
Machen said UF's current
On National Merit program comes with
a hefty price tag. Additionally, he
said, the university already boasts
thousands of qualified applicants who don't need
money to entice them.
"It might deter some who are coming just for
the money, but the pool is already more than we
can handle now," Machen said.
Bigger means better at Petco hamster derby
RACE, from page 1
Glenn and Pam Allison,
along with their daughter Aja,
9, arrived at the event wear-
ing T-shirts labeled "Team
Butterscotch." The shirt dis-
played a picture of Aja's ham-
ster, Butterscotch, who is named
for the color of his fur.
Round one began and
Butterscotch came in first.
Chocolate came in last when he
ran in the wrong direction.
"He had to go to the bath-
room," said owner, Caron Rowe,
as she took Chocolate from his
ball. "I think that was the prob-
By round two, a new com-
petitor had arrived.
"Thunder Foot is here to take
you all down!" shouted Dan
Fitzpatrick, a UF' student who
attended the derby to support
his friend's hamster.
Thunder Foot, though,
looked more like a mouse than
a hamster. He had his own min-
iature hamster ball, but when
round two began he froze.
"Thunder Foot is here to
take you all down!"
"I don't think he heard 'go,'"
said Fitzpatrick. "We need to
work him out, or just buy a big-
Fitzpatrick said he was wor-
ried that the other hamsters
would be bigger, and he com-
pared Thunder Foot to an NFL
running back that needed to
avoid a 300-pound linebacker.
By the last round, it was
down to Chocolate and Speedy.
They were off. Speedy began
with a quick start, but just as
he was about to reach the finish
line, Chocolate zoomed ahead.
Chocolate received a blue
first-place ribbon, a small track
and a new pink hamster ball.
All competitors received
participation awards. Speedy re-
ceived a take-home track, along
with a second-place ribbon.
Third- and fourth-place winners,
Mr. Whiskers and Butterscotch,
also received tracks.
"We want people to know
that it's fun to have pets,"
McCarthy said. "It's not just
about dogs and cats there are
Vols on UF's mind Saturday
FOOT, from page 1
paring for the Volunteers?
"I'm thinking about Tennessee
right now," safety Tony Joiner
said after the game. "I started
thinking about them the minute
the game was over."
UF's offense practiced under a
silent cadence last week and played
the same way against UCF all in
preparation for the upcoming rau-
cous Volunteers crowd. The plan
seemed to work just fine at home.
Freshman receiver Percy Harvin
took a short crossing route up the
sidelines for a 58-yard score early in
The Gators put 27 points on the
board during the second quarter,
extending their formidable lead to
34-0 at the half.
"The second quarter was dy-
namic," Meyer said.
Running backs DeShawn Wynn
(8-yard run) and Kestahn Moore
(28-yard run) and receivers Dallas
Baker (10-yard catch) and Andre
Caldwell (25-yard catch) found the
Caldwell needed to be helped
off the field after his first grab when
he was sandwiched between two
"He's still not Bubba Caldwell,"
said Meyer, referring to the re-
ceiver's playmaking ability before
breaking his leg against Tennessee
"He's still not that same dy-
UF's defense pitched its first
goose egg since a 2001 Mississippi
"Shutouts are hard to get," said
Meyer, emphasizing the obvious.
The Gators' defense bettered its
performance frorh week one and
ranks second in the nation in points
allowed per game (3.5) behind
football Steven Harris re-
turned after miss-
ing the opener against Southern
Miss to disrupt the UCF attack.
Thomas recorded UF's first two
sacks of the season.
"He makes a big difference
we call him The Mule," said
Joiner, who tackled UCF running
back Kevin Smith for a safety in the
third quarter. "No. 44 that's the
guy you can always count on to put
pressure on the quarterback. He
did that tonight."
As for the offense?
"Our goal is to be the fastest
team in America," Meyer said.
"We're certainly not there yet, but
we're in the upper part."
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5 years later
Sept. 11 passes into
W hat happened on Dec. 7, 1941? Give up? That
was the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. How
about April 19, 1995 does that ring any bells?
It should. It was the day Timothy McVeigh bombed the
federal building in Oklahoma City.
Okay, here's an easy one. What happened on Sept. 11,
Everybody knows the answer to that. Nineteen men,
armed only with box cutters, committed the worst act of
terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil. They mur-
dered almost 3,000 people civilians, mostly and blot-
ted out the New York City skyline with columns of black
smoke. Who could forget that?
Tens of thousands of Americans lost parents, children,
siblings or friends on that day. Millions more cowered
in front of televisions and computer screens, storefront
windows and cubicle radios, praying for the chaos to end.
Praying for their loved ones to make it home safe.
Sept. 11 was a dark day in American history. Maybe
even the darkest. But now, on its fifth anniversary, it's time
to stop reliving that day. It's time to move on.
Moving on doesn't mean forgetting, of course.
Americans will always remember Sept. 11 --especially
our generation, which came of age politically when the
twin towers collapsed. But after the denial, the anger and
the depression, we're finally ready to take off our mourn-
ing clothes and get on with our lives. And not a moment
In the last five years, the White House has invoked the
attacks to justify everything from the Patriot Act to domes-
tic wiretapping the to the war in Iraq. Everything changed
on Sept. 11, they tell us, and we can never go back to a
Sept. 10 mentality. Which is true. But we don't have to live
every day like it's Sept. 12, either.
Yes, terrorism is still a problem. A big problem. But we
have other problems too, the same ones we had before
Sept. 11 the attacks didn't change that. Thirty-seven
million Americans still live in poverty. Forty-six million
have no health insurance. The sooner we remember that,
Think of it this way. Your chances of dying in a terror-
ist attack are trivially small statistically insignificant, in
fact. But every year, millions of Americans go without the
health care they need because they can't afford it. So why
is terrorism still at the top of the agenda?
Because of Sept. 11, of course. Before the dust cleared in
Manhattan, our priorities had changed. Our leaders prom-
ised us a new national mission the global war on terror
and everything else faded into the background. With
bodies still lost in the rubble, we were happy to accept. It
seemed like a good idea at the time.
But now five years, two wars and one presidential
election later Americans have the opportunity to recon-
sider Sept. 11. Was it a tragedy? Of course. An act of war?
Definitely. But was it the beginning of a totally new phase
in American history? Did it have to eclipse everything else
in our political discourse? Well, maybe not.
That's why today should be the last anniversary of
Sept. 11. Let's put that day where it belongs in the his-
tory books, next to Pearl Harbor and Timothy McVeigh
and retire it as a political football. The victims of Sept.
11 deserve that, at least.
S the independent florida
Stephanie Garry Jake Ramsey
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Students must do more than just talk
Imagine that you live in a country where an insur-
gent army is growing an army composed mostly
The revolutionaries' recruitment tactics go as fol-
lows: Soldiers storm a small community, armed with
high-powered rifles, and kidnap as many young chil-
dren as they can.
They take the children a safe distance from the vil-
lage. Then one child is hacked to pieces with a machete
right in front of the others, who are told to follow orders
or meet the same fate. The new recruits are initiated.
Just imagine it. For protection, the children all
around your small town mostly orphans have
to travel each evening to your village. There, you and
some others stay up most of the night, rifles hoisted
over your shoulders, watching the children.
Each night as you fight fatigue, you tell yourself that
if the insurgents try to take these little ones sleeping
underneath your watchtower for protection, they will
have to kill you first. There is talk of the international
community getting involved, of the United Nations
stepping in and doing something. Yet each night you
go on guarding.
Now imagine that people in America have heard
of the crisis in your country. Finally, they decide they
must act. What is their action? In the name of solidarity,
they sleep outside on a Friday night, on the concrete
entrance to their college's "Welcome Center." They call
it raising awareness.
The problem is, the children in your village don't
need awareness. They need safety.
Recently, members of Amnesty International at UF
hosted a glorified slumber party to raise awareness
of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda. What did
.they do to help the situation in
Uganda? Nothing. Absolutely
This column is not about the
S.' c crisis in Uganda, but the ideolog-
ical one here in the United States.
Gerald Liles Somehow we take it for granted
The Liles Files that awareness inevitably leads
email@example.com to action. We find the two so
inextricably linked that they are
practically synonymous. But this
is a disastrous' misconception. Awareness very often
elicits no action at all. Just ask the man guarding hun-
dreds of children in Uganda he's out there tonight.
Right now, my sister Michelle is doing what she can
to help the people in Piswa and Kapchorwa, two towns
in southeastern Uganda. She's doing more than just
raising awareness. She's out there, taking action herself.
This is vital.
Telling others about a crisis while not doing anything
about it yourself communicates a message: This situa-
tion has not inspired me to act. With student groups tak-
ing this stance, how do we ever expect anyone to act?
Of course, not everyone who wants to help out
Ugandans has to fly across the ocean. Nor is spreading
the word useless or inherently bad. However, there are
many problems many right here in Gainesville that
we "dialogue" about endlessly, but never confront.
I respect the ideals Amnesty International stands for.
But whenever you discover any wrong, no matter how
great or small, you must evaluate what you can actually
do to fight it. Otherwise, despite your good intentions,
you're contributing to the passive acceptance of it.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion junior.
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Alumni-only tailgates ruin UF tradition
Since the beginnings of Gator football,
students and alumni alike have celebrated
their love for the orange and blue in a nearly
cult-like tradition. At UF, tailgate parties
draw generations of Gator fans together in
a family-like atmosphere unrivaled by any
However, UF President Bernie Machen
is on a mission to dismantle this ritual by
reserving parking lots and land for "paying
alumni only." Are we not paying students?
We shell out thousands in tuition each year
- and now Machen wants us to pay more.
To add insult to injury, the reserved area
is left unused by "paying alumni." For two
weekends in a row, fewer than a dozen cars
parked in a reserved lot suitable for 90 vehi-
cles. It seems Machen closed the lots for rea-
sons other than accommodating additional
alumni, who clearly are not interested.
UF thrives on alumni participation. But
by restricting our privileges as students,
this new policy makes it unlikely that many
Gators of our generation will donate money
as alumni. In other words, when we're gone,
we're gone for good.
U.S. must stay out of world's business
Five years have passed since the attacks
of Sept. 11, 2001; The question remains:
Why did it happen?
The answer is twofold. The United
States has a history of manipulating and
even openly controlling governments in
other countries. Also, American corpora-
tions have an iron grip on much of the
To truly rid ourselves of new threats,
we must convince the government of the
United States to respect the right of foreign
nations to elect their own governments -
and to allow those governments the right
to make their own decisions concerning
Even if we withdraw our troops from
the Middle East, it will be an empty ges-
ture unless we also withdraw the millions
of dollars in aid that we give to oppressive
governments in that region.
* U [
Brett Gelsomino UF excluded minorities until the '60s
5BA I write in response to Patrick Barrett's
column last Thursday.
In his column, Barrett stated that racial
preferences in admissions have been the
policy of UF and other institutions for
But racial preference has actually been
the practice of UF for centuries. UF was
founded in 1853, yet it was not until the
late 1960s that any racial diversity ap-
peared in the student body or faculty. For
roughly 120 years, there was a whites-only
admissions policy at UF.
Terry L. Mills
associate dean for minority affairs
CLAS budget cuts hurt research efforts
UF President Bernie Machen wants to
turn UF into a premier research school.
But recent budget cuts proposed by the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will
see the research abilities of departments
like English, philosophy and mathematics
almost completely stifled.
Teachers will have less time for re-
search, new teachers won't be brought in
to replace retiring ones, and funding for
graduate students will be cut.
So my question to Machen is this: Your
words say one thing, but your actions are
saying another. Which should we be lis-
Sharpton a great speaker, leader
Contrary to a letter in Friday's issue, UF
students have the opportunity on Tuesday
to see one of the greatest speakers of our
time, the Rev. Al Sharpton. He is the best
speaker Accent has brought to our campus
in my time:at UF.
Sharpton is a beacon of light for the
impoverished, the unemployed, and the
African-American community at large.
I don't care if you disagree with his pol-
itics. I've seen him speak once before, and
I was absolutely blown away. Sharpton is
funny, smart and charismatic.
It's sad when some members of our stu-
dent body can't acknowledge an amazing
leader just because his ideas don't fit in
their narrow-minded worldview.
Are you up on the
latest news from
the UF community?
Don't forget to look for
your campus news source.
This Tuesday in
The Independent Florida Alligator
Get on the inside.
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M, grad'student pref for 1BR w/pvt BA in
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Avail Aug 1-July 31. John 786-436-1657
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$400/mo includes utils, TV & intemet. No
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Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
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$275 + 1/2 UTIL
Female only..Move-in Sept 3rd. 2/1 to share.
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1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA at BOARDWALK.
Clean responsible roommate wanted. Rent
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.1BR/1BA avail in 3BR condo in Marchwood.
2 female roommmates. Cable, DSL, pool.
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Call Bianca 352-514-4124 9-12-5-4
SFCC Students looking for responsible,
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Discounted: $345/mo/rm. Most utils paid.
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FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED FOR
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UTILITIES. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD ON
W. UNIVERSITY NEAR ROYAL PARK
THEATERS 352-870-6172 9-15-7-4
Non-smoking female professional or grad in
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1 LARGE BR in 3BR/2BA house 1/2 mi from
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1502 NW 17th St 9-14-5-4
M/F, NS to share 2BR/2.5BA Southfork Oaks
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$345/mo + 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Evan 335-
Male roommate to share 2BR/1 BA.
Close to UF Campus. $400/MO
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condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
SI1 Real Estate ) 0 I Real Estate
0I Roommates ] I Roommates
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
2005 GENERAL SIZZLER MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA Doublewide 24x44. Like new con-
dition. W/D, ref, elec range, fans. On lot in
Oak Park Village offArcher Rd. $34,000. Call
772-287-0820 or 772-260-1933 9-11-25-5
*CONDO FOR SALE INWBRANDYWINE@
2/2 in excellent condition. Ceramic tile &
wood flooring. 1225 sq ft. Motivated seller.
Cell 352-562-4091 email@example.com
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF.
Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 9-15-21-5
LOCATION-5 MIN TO UF
3BR/2BA, garage, wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing. House in excellent condition. Possible fi-
nancing. By appt. 3642 NW7th PI. $237,500.
352-373-6080 or 352-281-4774 9-29-29-5
TIRED OF RENTING?
Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent.
Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig
www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott
Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678
NW 1BR/1BA luxury condo, new appliances
incl wash/dry cent air upstairs unit wooded
view minutes to UF 1923 NW 23rd Blvd.
Rustic Springs $104,900. $92 assoc dues
incl water/gar/pest control. 352-318-7981
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University 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
Oral representation cannot be relied upon
as correctly stating representations of the
developer. For correct representations,
make reference to the documents required
by Florida Statutes section 718.503 to be
furnished by the developer to buyer.
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Mumane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
1BR/1BA condo 2 miles to UF
Ground floor, quiet & attractive.
Inexpensive living $79,000 386-462-3066
CREEKS EDGE Condominium Community
1, 2 and 3BR Condos from the low 100s.
SOnly 1.8 miles from UF Campus, Up to
$10,000 in Buyer's Incentives Hurry in over
50% sold out! www.creeksedgecondos.com
Nice i 3R/1.5BA Woodside Villas condo 750
sq.ft. Near UF, new roof, new appliances,
swimming pool. Smoke & pet-free. Owner
pay AHS contract. Appliance incl. warranty
$96,000 Contact 219-2173 or 359-3222
2BR/2BA condo in Woodside Villas 1070 sq.
ft. Near UF. New roof, swimming pool, smoke
& pet free. Owner pays carpet replacement.
AHS contract. Appliances incl. warranty
$126,000 Contact 219-2173 or 359-3222
For sale by owner:
MEDITERRANIAN STYLE HOME 3BR/2BA.
10 cleared acres with beautiful trees in
Newberry. adjacent to preserve w/5 miles
of riding trails. $450,000 Call 472-8248 9-
BELOW MARKET VALUE!
3BR/3.5BA NW home,
1,772', 1-car gar. $184,900
EXIT REALTY PRODUCERS
0 1 Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 35S,972-7490
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. C6st
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Cap de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style-frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
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1 i Furnishings ) Computers
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficiently ith warranty. Free Delivery:
"BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUE-I New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL .size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 fromn estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
.140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Sofa nice $75, full size bed $50, twin bed
$40, window AC 6060 BTU $65, new car-
pet 12x12 $75, 19" color TV $35. Like new
electric stove $75, dining table $45. Call 335-
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
* Black glass-top kitchen table set$100,
* Black & gcid-leaf book shelf $40,
* Black & glossy pine 600 CD shelf with CD
Call Paul @ 352-316-3795 9-11-5-6
Armoire/Entertainment unit. Real oak wood.
Holds 36" TV. $250/OBO.
Recliner/Snuggler. Multi-print $200/OBO
Both excellent condition: Call 352-472-1514
*Like new"QUEEN SIZE pillowtop mat-
tress, box springs & headboard $150; 02
wood-grained ENDTABLES $40; *Framed
ARTWORK; *VACUUM cleaner $10. Call
495-5944 or 284-4332 9-13-3-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
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Computer Help! Now!
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.
0*i For Sale
*** 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 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
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- Virus, spyware, hardware
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- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
LAPTOPO HP DV1580SE, 4 months old,
WinXP, 1.8Ghz Pentium M., 1GB RAM,
100GB HD, DVD-RW, 14" Ultra Brite screen,
DVD remote, wireless internet, 3yr warranty
$1500 352-538-1473 9-11-2-7
5 l Electronics
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
In the. market for a new set of wheels or just
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Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
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NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
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SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
LIKE NEW MGX 21-SPEED
ladies bike. $90. Alloy Linear Pullbrakes. Call
352-495-5944, 284-4332 9-13-3-9
5 For Sale
Private,. Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve nowl Reasonable rates. 352-538-
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CHEAP FURNITUREOGREAT CONDITION
05 Disc Stereo OMaghogany bookshelf
*Table lamp 0 Wire storage rack 0 Fan
OLock box Call 732-642-3958 9-18-10-10
94 MAZDA MIATA $4000
8k miles. Needs work on A/C & driver's
window. Call 331-4721. Ask for Leah. 9-
Double B-flat St. Petersburg Tuba
In good condition. Comes with soft carrying
case and mouth piece. $1500 352-514-5114
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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*****
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NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
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at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
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
Scooter 2006 Verucci Viper
150cc Only 475 mi like new. Asking $1395.
Send email for pics: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SLocal Call: 386-496-8390 9-13-15-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups.
available and free estimates given for all:
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
**** WIN A FREE SCOOTERSOOS
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
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
1998 SUZUKI SAVAGE
motorcycle $2000/OBO. 863-443-0784 9-
il Motorcycles, Mopedsl Mil
2004 YAMAHA YZF600R
$5500/OBO. 2k miles. Never been dropped,
garage-kept whole life. Call 410-274-1554
SWEET '79 SUZUKI GS850
Only 15,225 original miles. ONLY $1400
New seat +extras. Clean title in hand.
FOR SALE $999
Contact 786-229-7009 (Mike) 9-15-5-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
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
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-
1999 KIA SPORTAGE 4x4
Great condition. All power. $2500. 378-9077
TOYOTA CAMARY 4 door 1994 Cold air
conditioning, stereo, 4cy with automatic tran-
simission, runs great. All service has been
done. $3850 352-284-1047 9-11-5-12
Honda Civic Del Sol 1995, Cold Air
Conditioning, power windows, locks, rear
window, factory AM/FM cassette, 4 cy engine
with Automatic Transmission, runs & drives
great. Only 92K miles $5950 352-284-1047
Honda Prelude, '92 $2,800
Very good condition, 5 spd. manual, 2 doors,
179k mile, new AC & radiator, power sun
roof and windows, day phone 352-392-7923
Automatic, A/C, power windows and locks,
and CD player. 99,000 miles, but runs very
well $2,999 OBO Call Will @ 504-338-9647
VW VANAGON VAN 87
SILVER MANUAL, 4 CYL, BED IN REAR.
$999/OBO. CALL 352-562-2811 OR EMAIL:
94 CAMARO 5SPD
CD, Flowmaster exhaust, real clean car.
Asking $3400. Call 850-445-0197 9-14-5-12
amp/Subwoofer combo Phoenix Gold
XS2300-300 watt AMP w/carpet enclosed
JL Audio 12" subwoofer $550 352-538-1473
1993 TOYOTA TERCEL
Aqua, 2 dr, 89k, AC, New Battery & Tires.
$1750 OBO. Call Tim at 352-278-0569 9-
1993 Toyota 4-runner
New brakes, tires and front end
Great stereo and XM ready
Excellent running condition
175,000, $3900 9-15-5-12
'95 GEO PRISM
93,000 miles, AC, CD/stereo, Great gas mile-
age. $2,200. 256-5099 9-15-5-12
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 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 9-18-70-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC T6p Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
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
*MARINE OFFICER PROGRAM*
201 Southeast 2nd Ave, unit 205
FILM & MEDIA STUDIES STUDENTS:
I have several scripts/screenplays/works
of fiction that I have written available to be
made into film or altemate media. Please
email Dr. Beth-Anne Blue if interested at
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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use.
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving put personal .infor-
mation or arranging meetings
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needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645. 9-29-33-14
* Accounting Assistant
* Shipping Tech
* Maintenance Tech
* Graphic Designer
* Softward Developer
* Tech Support
* Aviation Assistant
Resume to email@example.com www.gleim.com.
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
PT/FT mechanic wanted at
NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS $8/hr
Experience w/2 stroke & 4 stroke motors a
must. 336-1271 or email info@NS4L.com
Business Internships Avail.
Gain valuable experience helping customers,
organizing, managing, shipping orders, mar-
keting, and more! Email info@NS4L.com
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
Country home/office needs reliable person
for odd jobs, yard work, errands. Part time.
Begin $8.50/hr. Call Sebastian 591-3000
COOK & CASHIER P/T & F/T.
Apply in person: MAUI TERIYAKI Benefits
include free meals! 600 NW 75th St.
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
Tutors for 1:1 tutoring at-risk elementary
school students 1-4 afternoons/wk $9.50/
hr. 15-20 min drive to UF. UF Federal work
study work permit required. Volunteers
welcome 352-384-1155, firstname.lastname@example.org
P/T FEMALE STUDENT
Women's biomedical corp. Major in EE,
CISE, ME, etc. Fax 1 page resume to Mary:
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. UniversityAve. Downtown
is now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th Place. Anytime after 2PM
We want to start 30 people. All majors wel-
come. Sales/service, PT/FT conditions apply
TCBY Now hiring
Apply in person at Thornebrook Village
Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14
Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or email@example.com
now hiring in-store & sandwich artists. Fun
energetic & fast-paced. Great py. Apply to-
day, serve today. Across from campus. Apply
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/
llocey/smokers.mhtfor more infor.
7100 W University Ave. Full time/part time.
Sales Associate. Apply in person, 9-11-
Now registering tutors.
Make money at your schedule! No reg. fee.
0** SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Busy automobile dealership hiring appoint-
ment setters, greeters and a receptionist.
Smiling voices 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 339-6976 9-14-10-14
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
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
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
Must have exp. Apply in person 635 NW 13th
St. Suite C. 9-14-10-14
OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT
Immediate opening, Fax resumes to: 352-
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 email@example.com
OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED PT
Immediate opening. Fax resumes to: 352-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturing & installation com-
pany. Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
OFFICE HELP No exp, flex hrs, $6.50/hr.
Should be computer savvy, haids on, in-
ternet search, learn new software, typing,
Word/Excel. Indicated class standing & shy
you need this job. Fax 375-4591 9-15-10-14
*Now Hiring" All Positions*
Mon-Thurs, 2p-5p, 7p-9p
201 W University Ave. Rooftop
Downtown. Apply in Person 379-4900
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
FULL OR PART TIME
rfJST BE MECHANICAL
BERTIE HEATING &
AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
1730 NE 23rd AVE GAINESVILLE, FL
interest in Special Ed to assist a 3yr old at
home & pre-school. Call George 352-514-
for Wed & Fri nights. Call 336-4673 to set up
PHOTOSHOP EXPERT WANTED.
Photoshop expert needed'to optimize digital
landscape photos for local artist. Portfolio-of
work would be great but not required. Good
pay for good results! 352-379-4952 9-18-
PERFECT PT JOB.
Evening sales rep, no experience necessary.
$7-10/hr gtd. Paid training, paid weekly.
Flexible schedule 352-377-2573 9-18-
PART TIME GROUNDSKEEPER
M-Thu 3-6 Sun 10-5. Start $10 per. hr.
Private school. Background check. Clean
cut atmosphere. Apply 8505 NW 39th Ave.
Business students needed. 20hrs/week flex-
ible schedule. Work on several ventures.
GeospatialTech, homeland security consult-
ing, international staffing, gville night club
(club red), software development, e-mail:
PT billing clerk needed-for medical office.
Math & or financial skills, effective communi-
cation w/employees & patients, independtly
motivated, team worker, responsible, trust-
worthy, computer skills & ability to follow
through required. Fax to 352-332-0161 or
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition & books cost you an arm and a leg?
Can't afford to put gas in your car?
WE'VE GOT THE ANSWER
TO YOUR MONEY PROBLEMS
Part time & full time telephone sales posi-
tions available immediately! Positions pay
Hourly wages PLUS commission. Flex'day &
night time hours available. Send resume to
Find more information at
Gardener sought for 3 hrs/wk.
$12.50/hr. Tools provided. Call Hamilton
at 262-2731 9-12-4-14
Wanted M,W,F 10-3 for busy optometrist of-
fice. Fax resume/CV and availability to 248-
Make money selling a unique marketing
service.Work PT/FT. Huge earnings poten-
tial. Visitwww.promo2cell.net/2/ or
Call 1-866-689-4922 9-14-1-14
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring servers with smiling faces. Please
apply at 5240 NW 34th St., across from the
MARKETING PEOPLE NEEDED
ChompMepWs.com is looking for energetic
people. Great pay, flexible schedule, part-
time, bonuses. For more info call Dave @
Sales exp. a plus, not necessary .
Commission based, flexible schedule
For more info call Chris @ 814-574-7770
PT NANNY JOB.
For 1 & 3 year old. References required. Non-
smoker, good pay. Email email@example.com
THE HONEY BAKED HAM CO. & CAFE is
now hiring for front sales & sandwich prep.
Approx. 20-25 hours, $7/hr starting pay.
Apply in person 618 NW 60th St. (Behind
McDonalds on Newberry Rd.) 331-1253
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for. its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then go
to Creamery and choose Job Center (ap-
plications only; include email address. NO
RESUMES.). Nights and weekends a must.
18+ only. 9-13-5-14
Join Team SunState!
Senior Mainframe Systems Operator
Exp operating in a centralized computer
environment (financial institution exp pref).
Episys/Symitar exp ideal. Good AIX or UNIX
skills, working knowledge of UNIX systems
security. Conducts data processing and sup-
ports primary information systems. Performs
revisions, changes to systems, hardware,
software & reports. Rotating on-call duties.
Two yrs bus sys ops exp, PC software, MS
Office exp req..Application required and
available at www.sunstatefcu.org. Fax app to
386-462-7823. DFWP, EOE. 9-20-10-14
Now Hiring for ALL KITCHEN POSITIONS.
Apply Mon-Fri, 2 &.4pm 3501 SW 2nd Ave.
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450 Infants
thru pre schoolers is now taking applications
from reliable, creative individuals w/ childcare
experience to join our teaching staff Hiring
openers schedules from 7:30am M-F
HELP WANTED DISHWASHER OR EXPO
for downtown restaurant. Apply in person be-
tween 1 & 3 pm Mon thru Fri 101 SE 2nd PI.
Suite #118. 371-2323. Pay starts at $7.25/hr.
We provide the car. Good hourly wages +
tips. Make $10-12/hr clear. Apply in person
w/clean driving record & open availabliltiy @
1702 West University Ave. Apply Today! Start
The Phonetics Laboratory in the Program in
Linguistics is looking for people who:
1. are 18-30 years old
2. spoke only American English growing up
(so did their family)
3. never had any speech or hearing prob-
You can earn $10/hour by participating in
a study of the perception of speech sounds
from foreign languages.
If you are interested in.participating, please
contact Melissa landoli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RED ONION GRILL
now-hiring exp cooks & servers. 3885 NW
24th Blvd. Uptown Village. 9-12-3-14
FREE RENT female student w/disabilibty
needs live-in female to help w/everyday liv-
ing tasks. 5 nights a week. Plus salary. Start
ASAP thru May. Call Alex @ 904-814-6790
Great opportunity for psych, special ed, or
applied behavior majors. Gain experience
in autism intervention w/19yr old. Contact for
hours & pay. 256-2002 Fax resume to: 375-
Applications now being taken. To gain valu-
able experience at a job with flexible hours,
apply TODAY at Room 1302 at the O'Connell
Center. Positions available for Usher,
Securtiy, and Technical. Great opportunity to
work with other students as well as a chance
to leam new skills. Last day applications ac-
cepted: Sept 11th. 9-11-2-14
iI Help Wanted J 1 Help Wanted
Dragonflv Rolls 'N Bowls EVENT SUPERVISORS
i Quick casual restaurant now hiring ambi-
tious, energetic, ;friendly, and reliable
team members for CASHIER & PREP po-
sitions, PT & FT. Competitive pay!!! Apply
in person at 3117 SW 34th St. #1, University
Towne Center (next to Carrabbas). No calls
Onsite Career Fair
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q is currently hiring
for servers and will be having an On-Site
Career Fair on Wednesday, September
13th at the following location: 9213 NW 39th
Avenue, Gainesville, FL. To find out more
about this smoking' opportunity, representa-
tives will be on-site taking applications from
10am to 4pm. 9-11-2-14
HELP BUSINESS IS GREAT!
Need part-time & full-time sandwich artists.
Apply in person Reitz Union Subway 9-14-
HOGAN'S GREAT SANDWICHES now hir-
ing exp sandwich makers, counter help &
bartenders. Accepting applications. Fri 9/8,
Mon 9/11, Tues 9/12. (from 9am to 11am)
5156 SW 34th St. Publix Plaza 9-12-3-14
for 2-yr-old in home near UF for 3 days/wk
(7:30-6:30) year round. Required: bilin-
gual Spanish/English, car, refs, maturity.
Comtpetive salary., 377-9367 9-13-4-14
wanted for gynecology office. Must be
certified. Fax resume to 352-332-7095. 9-
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company
High volume, up-scale dining restaurant now
hiring ambitious, energetic, friendly, and
reliable team members for CHEF, SUSHI
CHEF, PREP COOK and DISH. PERSON
positions, PT & FT Exp preferred.
Competitive payl!! Apply in person at 201
SE 2nd Ave #104, Union St. Station. No calls
Brand Protection Agency '
Legal letter representatives needed
for our Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr FT 9am-6pm (M-F)
Exp in MS Office, and Internet.
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: email@example.com 9-
YAMATO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
now hiring servers.Apply in person @ 526
NW 60th Street. 332-4466. 9-14-5-14.
Work on Campus!!!
Aramark Gator Dining is Hiring for Immediate
Availabilities Including EXPEIIENCED
Other available positions include: Coffee
Baristas, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks,
Servers, Clean Team, Dishwashers and
Food Service Workers. Apply online at
www.gatordining.com or in person at the
Raquet Club Dining Center (Fletcher Dr.)
Must pass background check. EEO/Drugfree
PT inventory control, flexible hours: Greatjob
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South End
Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the
Gator Sport Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500
PT Supervisors needed, days, nights, week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! Apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop (352) 375-4683 x6500 9-15-5-14
For 2 boys, ages 6 & 3. Usually 1 night/wk +
additional hrs possible. Prior exp or educa-
tion related to special needs children pref
but not required. Please call 376-1516.
FULL TIME LEGALASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 yr com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn:
All Shifts. 10-2,2-6 & weekend. Call Shannon
@Ada's 284-2959 12-6-60-14
Can you program, design and develop cus-
tom websites? Do you have professional
experience? Would you like to work with
an award winning company? Please send
a resume by 9/22/06. We are hiring now!
ABC FINANCIAL is one of the Largest Equip-
ment Finance companies in the US. Make
extra $$ in your spare time. Take advantage
of our phenomenal growth. Start your future
career today. Cary K 800-226-9222 ext 275
HORSE SITTER/GROOM PT (American
saddlebred stable beginner knowledge of
this breed required.) Must be dependable,
have some horse exp & refs. Some overnight
stays @ farm req. 352-317-1892 9-13-3-14
Flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errands
& nimor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear mes-
sage 373-1690 9-15-5-14
PT CAMPUS REPS
Grad students preferred. $2,000-4,000/year
w/very little effort. Call Denise Moore 1-8007
449-8680 ext 151 9-22-10-14
PT days for adorable 2 yr old. Must have
reliable transportation. Some housekeeping.
References required. 376-3246 9-15-5-14
needed for busy salon. Must be freindly,
efficient & have neat appearance. Apply in
person: Gallery of Hair Design 5109 NW
39th Ave. 9-15-5-14
DO YOU LOVE WORKING WITH KIDS???
WORK IN OUR AFTERCARE PROGRAM.
HAVE FUN-GREAT HOURS $8/HOUR.
OAK HALL SCHOOL 332-1452 9-15-5-14
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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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
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Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
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.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
'Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15
FOIL HI-LITES,. ..
112 head $65. Full head $85
Hair extensions, shampoo, cut;style$25
HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English *
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
Specializing in African-American hair.
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
Healthy hair specialist. Cal.377-0026 or 514-
-3086. 5 SE 12th St. 10-31-59-15-
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
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Frarcisco at 352-494-8582
Need a cheap photographer- for your
wedding? Call 305-970-1619 or e-mail
*PASTURE BOARD YOUR HORSES
We feed or you feed. 5 miles of trails adja-
cent to property. Near Newberry 352-472-
Covered, lighted arena. 40-stall barn. All
welcome. Much more. Call 331-9069 9-
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1I, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 13
UF/Santa Fe courses. Special courses
(Exam reviews, dancing, etc.) 9-19-15-15
| Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
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) 525-3057
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
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ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
IV Sedation, Student Discount
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
Typing Services 3
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
U^| Personals 3
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
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop'til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 W Univ
b do ( 9- I
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
PAY A TON FOR THOSE BOOKS?
Put them on line NOW and sell for top $$$
next term!!! Visit- BuyMyTextbooks.biz
Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love
Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 12-6-72-19
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Bring student ID 4 complimentary "Clearing
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ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
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FREE FIREARM SAFETY CLASS
September 16 8 AM-12 noon
WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
'Rocky Creek Paintball
In Gainesville Better Prices
Better Fields Better. Call 371-2092
Travel with STS to this year's top 10
Spring Break destinations! Best deals
guaranteed! Highest rep commissions. Visit
www.ststravel.com or call 1-800-648-4849.
Great group discounts. ARC Exempt. 10-
e l Tickets
***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages***
Local travel agency offers cruise specials,
resorts, guided excursions for everyone.
Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373-
1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST-36232
LOYAL GATOR FAN
Needs football tickets
ALL HOME/AWAY GAMES. 352-871-0146.
Sell your tickets
Top dollar paid. 352-871-5027. 12-1-74-22
***** FOR GATOR GAMES! *****
2/3 on Lake Wauburg-3 acres, furnished 10
mins to stadium-will.rent for each game or
the season. 352-258-3861 9-29-20-22
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RENT PEYTON'S PLACE!
(his old pad) Luxury downtown loft for 9/16
UT game! Sleeps 4. Walk to stadium!! Info-
photos: 310-877-5653, firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 Yrs. as the Official So. FI. Bus
Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
and Beaches 5 daily trips.
$40 ONE WAY or $65 ROUND TRIP
RUNWAYS. Travel Better.
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Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
MALE BLUE PIT PUPPY
7 weeks. UKC & ADBA. Asking $400-
$600w/papers. De-wormer incl. Call 352-
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LOST: Purse small, light blue w/white pol-
kadots. Lost @ Swamp Restaurant over 5/26
& 5/27 weekend late night. Contents have
sentimental value. Wallet w/photo, keychain,
etc. Keep cash if any. Please call 941-794-
0245 w/any info. Heartbroken. 9-15-10-25
CAT FEMALE TABBY
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Stoneridge Apts nigh of Sept 5th. Call 321-
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UF defensive tackle Marcus Thomas sacks Central Florida quarter-
back Steven Moffett for the second time during the 42-0 UF win.
Alligator Staff Writer
Ray McDonald wasn't kidding
when he said UF's defensive line
wanted to leave its mark. Marcus
Thomas wasn't joking when he
said the Gators' starting defensive
line would be scary good.
With its four starters on the
field for the first time all season,
UF's line suffocated and frus-
trated Central Florida, pitching the
school's first goose egg since a 52-0
Mississippi State shutout in 2001.
The Gators won 42-0.
"Our front seven I think
- is the best in the country," safe-
ty Tony Joiner said. "They kind of
showed a glimpse of it tonight, but
we didn't really do as good as we
wanted on defense.. But hey, we
got the job done."
How about some 2006 firsts.
The Gators recorded their first
sacks of the season Thomas tak-
ing credit for both.
UF notched its first safety since
last season's Mississippi State
game. Joiner tackled UCF running
back Kevin Smith for a 3-yard loss
in the end zone, putting the Gators
up 36-0 in the third quarter.
And the Gators plain stymied
the Golden Knights offense.
Central Florida totaled just 132
passing yards and 21 rushing
When the Gators weren't sack-
ing Steven Moffett, they were
hounding him or smashing him
just after he released the ball.
"I don't how many sacks we got,
but there should have been a bunch
more," Coach Urban Meyer said.
Thomas had two weeks of pent-
up energy for the contest. Despite
missing the season opener because
of disciplinary issues, he quickly
demonstrated Saturday why he
was a preseason All-Southeastern
"Our front seven I think
- is the best in the coun-
try. They kind of showed a
glimpse of it tonight, but
we didn't really do as good
as we wanted on defense.
But hey, we got the job
"I can't deem him a great player
yet because I don't think he is I
think he's a very good player, but
he loves the game of football and I
think it's contagious," Meyer said.
"Everybody makes mistakes,
but he's a leader for the team and
the team looks up'to him. He's a
leader in the right way now."
All things considered, Meyer is
not sold yet on his defensive line.
"During the summer, a lot of
people said this was going to be
one of the greatest defensive lines
here I disagree," Meyer said.
"Those front sevens in the '90s
won championships. [However],
this front seven has a lot -of po-
tential, and tonight they kind of
played like it."
TURNOVER WOES: UF committed
four-turnovers against the Golden
Knights. If the Gators repeat that
performance against Tennessee,
"well lose next week," Meyer said.
Freshman receiver Percy Harvin
became the first offender when he
fumbled after taking Chris Leak's
shovel pass 21 yards. Leak signed
his name to the turnover petition
when his potential touchdown
pass to Cornelius Ingram was
tipped and intercepted. Backup
quarterback Tim Tebow pitched
in a fumble and interception of
NOT-SO-SPECIAL TEAMS: UF kicker
Chris Hetland has not attempted
one field goal in the first two games.
What's even more concerning for
Meyer and Co. is that UF can't seem
to kick the gimmes through the up-
rights either. The Gators' ailed on
two extra points Saturday giving
them three such blotched plays in
"I'm going to have a major dis-
cussion with the young people here
because that's a concern," Meyer
said during his Sunday teleconfer-
ence. "I have to talk to them, but we
have to get that organized."
Leak's brilliance continues to go unnoticed, pay your duesalready
D id you notice that Chris Leak threw
for 352 yards and four touchdowns
Saturday night? Because for a minute
there, I thought I was the only one.
Sure, heap praise on Percy Harvin and
Andre Caldwell; they certainly deserve it after
their spectacular individual efforts, despite
Caldwell dropping a couple of passes;
But the relatively small amount of attention
that has been paid to Leak's hot start this year
is baffling. For whatever reason, people don't
seem to appreciate the fact that one of the
nation's best quarterbacks is playing in their
It tmay have to do with the Relief that Urban
Meyer is still trying to put a square peg in a
round hole with Leak in this offense, but that
isn't the case. Make no mistake: This is Chris
Meyer has enough faith in him to allow
him to script the Gators' first 12 plays of the
game, a far cry from where he was a year ago.
"Last year he nodded at us," Meyer said.
"Now, he scripts the plays. That's Chris Leak's
And maybe the opponent was UCF, but
Leak looked spectacular Saturday night.
Those 352 yards were a career high and
would have been significantly higher had sev-
eral very catchable balls not been dropped.
The touchdown pass he threw to Caldwell
with time ticking away at the end of the first
half was a perfect strike. For the second con-
secutive week, his lone interception wasn't
entirely his fault.
Yet after the. game,
I was asked about the
performance of many
11 players, Harvin, Tim
Tebow and Marcus
Dan Treat Thomas, among others.
Dan in Motion Not one person men-
email@example.com tioned Leak.
There are those who
see the mobility Tebow
brings to the table and scream for him to play.
I'll admit Tebow looked pretty damn
good in his one drive with the first team, but
Leak didn't do too badly for himself in the
On more than one occasion, Leak saw a
hole up the middle and took off. Four rushes
for 16 yards might not scare anyone, but it's an
And as a drop-back passer, Leak is second
to none. A quick check of the stats shows that
Leak is tied for the national lead in touchdown
passes with seven and is fourth in passing
yards with an even 600. As it stands, Leak
is poised to set the school records for both
career passing yardage and completions.
That's ahead of guys like Danny
Wuerffel, Steve Spurrier, Rex Grossman,
Shane Matthews and Kerwin Bell.
When their names are mentioned, no
one doubts that they are Gators legends.
So why isn't it the same with Leak?
Your guess is as good as mine.
* 1971: The Gators fall to Duke 12-6 in
a game held at Tampa. The Doug-Dickey
led UF team finished with a mediocre 4-7
record and did not win a game until the
Gators upset Florida State six weeks in.
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Officials keeping secrets, theori
By VINCENT MASSARO
An American cruise missile struck the Pentagon. Secretly planted
explosives took down the twin towers. Flight 93 landed safely in
Five years later, a growing number of conspiracy theories accuse
the U.S. government of having delivered a self-inflicted blow on Sept.
According to a Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll published -
last month, more than a third of Americans suspect that federal officials
assisted in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so
the United States could go to war in the Middle East.
UF law professor Mark Fenster is the author of the book
"Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture." He
said Americans' frustration with the war in Iraq and with the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina has caused them to question the official explana-
tion of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Immediately after the attacks, Fenster said the country seemed to
rally under a flagpole, giving deference to political and military au-
thorities. But since then, that sentiment has run out.
This "lag time" is nothing new in the development of conspiracy
theories, he said, noting that such theories became popular a few years
after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
This time, the Interet has been the mother medium for the boom in
conspiracy theories. Most of them suggest'that the government some-
how orchestrated the attacks and a subsequent cover-up.
Fenster said this explanation is paradoxical.
"The strange thing about it is that they're reading the administra-
tion's incompetence ... and they're contemplating the possibility that
this administration is unbelievably competent," he said.
A conspiracy theory, he said, provides "a nice, coherent way of ex-
plaining a set of events that otherwise seem really complicated/'
One of the most widely circulated items is the video "Loose
Change," which combines many of the Sept. 11 conspiracy theories.
It's a really powerful film," Fenster said. "It's a fine piece of pro-
"Loose Change" was created by 22-yee
was released last year. Now in its second edi
on Google Video. Set to hip-hop music, it la
The video suggests, among other things
calls were faked using a voice-morphing te<
the hijackers named in the attacks are still a]
Also, the video suggests stock market
motivation for a conspiracy.
Local artist Tom Miller will show "Loot
Shamrock Irish Restaurant & Pub around I
regular 10 p.m. variety show.
Miller said enough time has passed since
can ask serious questions that have not bee
ment "without feeling guilty about it."
He criticized the Bush administration f
since Sept. 11 and its ceaseless evasion of qt
"I'm just interested in questions that h-
said. "I'm more of a skeptic than a conspiracy
Oren Reich, the creator of a Faceboo
claims of a Sept. 11 conspiracy, said it's r
attacks were carried out by
Muslim extremists. That
would follow the pattern CON
of anti-Americanism in the
Middle East, he said. A s
"I think it's stupid to jump que.
to the conclusion that there's
an elaborate conspiracy," he COf
Reich, a political science
sophomore at UF, said such
a complex conspiracy would
require the discipline of too CO!
many people. scie
"I've never been tempted
to ask, 'What really hap-
pened?'" Reich said.
Traveling students unfazed
By ALEX TIEGEN
Frank Cabrera finds safety in statistics.
The odds were against him dying in a terror-
ist attack like those of Sept. 11,2001. Still, danger
was on his mind when he enrolled for UF's
study abroad program in Morocco last summer.
"At first I was like, where am I headed?" he
Cabrera's interest in learning more about
a country that he mostly understood through
the media encouraged him to fly from familiar
Miami to Northern Africa.
Those. interested in
Hill said students realized study abroad
could help them prevent history from repeating
"In order to maybe avoid a second 9/11, all of
us need to gain a better global understanding,"
Hill said. "And what better way to gain a global
understanding and understand other cultures
than by going there."
UF in Fez, Morocco, is UF's only faculty-
led study abroad program to an Arab nation.
Enrollment in this program rose steadily after
Sept. 11. Students have also chosen to enroll in
independent study abroad programs in Jordan
and Israel. UF approval is required in order to
receive credit or fi-
studying abroad have "In order to maybe avoid a second 9/11 nancial aid for these
shown resilience amid all of us need to gain a better programs.
post-Sept. 11 paranoia. Over the globa understanding."The Morocco
five years since Sept. 11, study -SusanneHill program attracts
abroad enrollment has grown steadily high- students interested in Arabic -
er, International Center officials said. language courses, Hill said.
Center officials expected study abroad enroll- Cabrera, an economics major studying
ment to drop after the Sept. 11 attacks, but they Arabic, said he almost never felt threatened
were happy to be wrong, said Susanne Hill, during his time in Fez. The only time he was
coordinator for study abroad services. After a concerned was when two Moroccans sharing his
brief plateau in enrollment from 2001-02, it grew cab noticed that he was American and started a
to a record high in the 2004-05 academic year. heated political discussion in Arabic.
Dennis Jett, dean of the International Center, However, Cabrera found 'that most
said Sept. 11 made students realize that terror- Moroccans were friendly toward American
ism can happen within America's borders, tourists and Western culture, if not toward the
"The real point of 9/11 is that terrorism can American government:
affect you anywhere," he said. "You're not par- "One of things that surprised me was the
ticularly safer staying in the United States than mix of traditional and modem life," he said.
you are going abroad." ."I'd see mothers and daughters walking down
In a poll taken at a Study Abroad Fair three the street. The mother would be wearing a tradi-
weeks after the attacks, center officials found tionalhijab, and the girl would be wearing Dolce
few students who were concerned about air & Gabbana."
Bell tower rallies students to
By VINCENT MASSARO
UF freshman Jeff Lacher was the first on his floor
in Reid Hall to wake up. The rest of the guys were
He turned on the news and started to get ready for
a midmorning class. He froze when he saw the TV
Lacher immediately woke his neighbors and told
them to turn on the TV.
What surprised him, though, was that no one in his
dormitory showed panic or fear.
"People really came together," said Lacher, who
graduated from UF last year with a business degree.
"People asked, 'What can I do to help?'"
His floormates began brainstorming fundraising
ideas. Some looked into driving to New York City.
A few blocks northwest, Turlington Plaza was de-
serted. Bright orange fliers littered the campus, stating
in big bold letters: "Classes have been canceled until
Tropical Storm Gabrielle was forming in the Gulf of
Mexico. It drizzled on the UF campus for most of the
UF officials released a statement at about 12:30 p.m.
announcing classes were canceled; after state officials
informed the presidents of Florida universities that
they could dose their schools.
Although many offices in the Reitz Union cosed,
the Food Court and Student Government offices re-
mained open, with increased security and a police van
in the parking lot.
Later in the afternoon, Cent
er Lee Cobb had an idea. He g
and headed to the heart of cam
For more than two hours, h
on the UF carillon. He never
"It was an opportunity for
thing," he recalled. "People nee
they needed to feel healing."
He chose music like "A
"The Star-Spangled Banner," '
Country, Tis of Thee."
Cobb, then a master's stude
at UF, explain.
Campus with patriots
.,-'~.i '. Europe during
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Hundreds of students w
LifeSouth Community Blo
At that time, no one knew
was, but people wanted to do
help, said Carolyn Quintanilla
Blood Centers district director
-Street office, where donations v
Scott Jarrell, who was in cha
collection site, said collections
nearly midnight, when supplies
"People stopped what they
donate," Jarell said.
r-old Dylan Avery, and it
tion, it can be downloaded
its nearly 90 minutes.
that passenger cell phone
hnology and that many of
hd insurance plunders as
;e Change" tonight at The
midnight. It will follow his
the attacks that Americans
i answered by the govern-
)r its lack bf transparency
ven't been answered," he
.com group that opposes
auch more likely that the
w of Web sites has emerged
morning the official story of the
SSept. 11 attacks.
iry Tower carillon play-
athered his sheet music
i played patriotic songs
played the same song
me maybe to do some-
led to feel patriotic ,and
nerica the Beautiful,"
Deep River" and "My
it in organ performance
ed that the carillon his-
used to instill people
n and it was played in
; market days and dur-
>w, a crowd had gath-
aited in line outside
)d Center's Civitan
exactly what the need
anything they could to
. She was at the 13th
rere taken until 2 a.m.
rge of the Broward Hall
at Broward lasted until
were doing and came to
Terrorist attacks destroy
the north and south
towers of the World Trade
Sept. 13,2001 1
The White House an-
nounces a connection
between the Sept. 11
attacks and Osama bin
Oct. 26, 2001
The Patriot Act becomes
Oct. 7, 2001
The U.S. military begins
air strikes, on Afghanistan.
Jan. 29,2002 (
In his State of the Union
address, President Bush
Says America faces an
"axis of evil" that com-
prises Iraq, Iran
and North Korea.
May 30,2002 4
A ceremony is held in New
York marking the end
of the recovery effort at
March 20,2003 4
The U.S. military invades
June 25,2004 I
"Fahrenheit 9/11" is
July 22, 2004 4
The 9/11 Commission
publishes its findings on
the failures of the CIA and
FBI to prevent the terrorist
April 28, 2006 4
The film "United 93" is
Aug. 9,2006 4
Oliver Stone's "World
Trade Center" is released.
Aug. 31, 2006 4
The New York City Health
guidelines for treating and
detecting illnesses related
to the Sept. 11 attacks.
President Bush announc-
es that 14 terror suspects
secretly detained by the
CIA have been trans-
ferred to Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba. Among the
suspects is Khalid Shaikh
Mohammed, thought to
be the mastermind of the
Sept. 11 attacks.
01 Arab world especially sensitive to America's pain
-n Jordan, the attacksof-Sept. 11,2001, seemed to us yet another
Crime in a chain of recent atrocities. The Arab world could re-
Llate to the attacks in two ways: Many times innocents have died
in our conflicts, and we too have sustained transgressions against
the sanctity of our symbolic and religious Buildings.
On Sept. 28,2000, Israeli politician Ariel Sharon, the then-oppo-
sition leader, entered Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem with soldiers
and policemen. It was a provocative move against one of the three
holiest places of worship in Islam.
This was on my mind and those of my friends when we saw
the American buildings fall.
It was a little bit after 4 p.m. Jordan time that day, and I was at
my house in Amman. I was watching TV when I suddenly saw
smoke rising from a building. I remember the speechless man
Son TV. It was shocking to see these crimes against a civilization's
In my high school the next day, the principal gave a speech
condemning the crimes.
I recall talking with my friends between classes and during the
2 break. All of them felt sadness and anger about the transgressions
against these buildings that provide protection and well-being
for the United States, as they felt before about the transgressions
against our buildings that we use to worship God.
--Worldwide, the-Middle East may be
the region best able to understand the
Americans' loss of their beloved inno-
cents. We experience such loss ourselves
I saw people celebrating injordan
Khader because the terrorists had "smacked the
Abualhayjaa arrogance of Imperialism" by attacking
Perspectives America. I told them, "People, it's two
oe pct 11 buildings. The United States is continent-
on Sept. 11 sized it is not our tiny, almost city-state
These people were a minority. Most of us were deeply sympa-
thetic toward America.
After I came to UF in 2004, someone on Turlington Plaza tried
to tease me: "You bombed two of our buildings ha ha we
bombed two of your countries."
I said: "It is not.funny. Our innocents are worth no less than
As Muslims, we perceive someone who killed a soul without
justice as if he harmed all of humanity.
Khader Abualhayjaa is a mechanical engineering junior. He lived in
Jordan until 2002.
Stadium treated as terror target after 9/11
By ALEX TIEGEN
When two planes crashed
into the World Trade Center
on Sept. 11, 2001, football
season had just begun at
UF. The attacks prompted
university .officials to think
hard about protecting the
university's most densely
Chip Howard, assistant
athletics director of opera-
tions and facilities, said the
attacks made him anxious
about the nearly 85,000 fans
that Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
could hold at the time.
"I think maybe we were
naive to think that a sports
venue couldn't be targeted,"
Since 2001, UF officials
have heightened security
throughout campus. Besides
the stadium, officials were
especially concerned that
terrorist groups may use the
university's own high-tech
facilities against UF's teem-
Additional squads were
assigned to patrol UF's
nuclear reactor a small
training unit for engineering
students and water treat-
ment facilities. Officials wor-
ried that a saboteur could
contaminate UF's water sup-
ply, said University Police
Capt. Jeff Holcomb.
In late 2005, an ABC
News special suggested that
terrorists could use UF's
nuclear reactor to wreak
radioactive havoc on cam-
pus. The camera panned a
full view of Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium as an announcer
suggested that Osama bin
Laden would find the venue
a ripe target.
UF officials responded
that the report was exagger-
ated. The plant's 10- to 15-
'foot-thick concrete walls and-
other precautions protected
it from assault, they said.
University spokesman Steve
Orlando said the chances of
the plant succumbing to a
terrorist attack are slim to
Concrete and iron barri-
ers were constructed near
the stadium entrances to
prevent attacks from car
bombs. Traffic flow near the
stadium was restricted on
The stadium also expanded
its. list of prohibited items.
Security officials now conduct
backpack checks. They watch
on magazines in an engineer-
ing-department mail room
prompted a visit from the
Gainesville Fire Department's
Hazardous Materials Unit.
The powder turned out to be
the benign compound barium
But one of the biggest
changes in campus security
has been the frequency of calls
from students and staff who
none. the stadium and its perimeter suspect danger. Calls report-
"The plant is designed for suspicious visitors, such as ing criminal behavior have
to survive basically a plane people wearing heavy coats on increased since Sept. 11, 2001,
crashing into it," he said. Holcomb said.
Security officials have .. .; .. .,.. "I think the population.
concentrated most of taut us to do is expect the'unexpected." has made it somewhat safer,
their resources on the- -Chip Howard because they're more willing
stadium. to contact law enforcement
Spending on stadium warm days. and basically assist us in assist-
security rose from approxi- After the attacks, University ing them," he said.
mately $500,000 pre-Sept. 11 Police trained officers to rec- Holcomb said he could
to $1 million, Howard said. ognize and treat hazardous not recall any calls reporting
More bomb sweeps were materials such as anthrax. The suspected terrorist activity,
scheduled before games. department received reports though.
Over several meetings with of mysterious white powder The department's actions
stadium staff, UPD officers on campus in the weeks fol- have been mostly preventa-
recommended methods to lowing Sept. 11, but none of it tive. Holcomb said the attacks
beef up security. was anthrax, he said. Some of made UPD view every struc-
S"The one thing that law the material was actually baby ture on campus as a Prtential
enforcement taught us to do powder. "Who five years ago would
is expect the unexpected," Last Fall, white powder have thought that someone
would have flown a jumbo jet
into a building?" he said. "And
I think that makes us be more
aware of any type of vehicle
or method of terrorism can be
used to attack. It increased the
need to be aware of your sur-
Jennifer Harnish / Alligator
Alachua County Deputy Michelle Jones inspects UF student Sarah Ruff's bag as she enters
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before Saturday's game against the University of Central Florida.
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International enrollment rising despite fee debacle
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
In the past five years, the U.S. govern-
ment has kept a keen eye on students visiting
America to study.
Foreign students applying to UF faced
two added difficulties: a more rigorous visa
application process and a new fee that paid
for a federal program that
would track their.activity.
The International Student
Fee, as it came to be known,
stirred controversy on cam-
pus. But Dennis Jett, dean
of UF's International Center, said the visa
process, not the fee, was detrimental to UF's
international student enrollment.
- After Sept. 11; 2001, international student
enrollment -throughout America -decreased.
At UF in Fall 2003, 134 fewer international
students attended the university than had
the previous Fall.
Jett attributes the 2003 enrollment dip
to new requirements imposed-on visa ap-
plicants, all of whom had to attend live in-
terviews at the U.S. embassies in their home
But enrollment has since rebounded and
reached record numbers for the 2005-06 aca-
After Sept. 11 some students from China,
India and Lebanon were accepted to UF but
were denied a visa to enfer the United States
-International Student Services Coordinator
Debra Anderson wrote in an e-mail
"We are seeing far fewer denials but even
(recently) we have had student visas denied:
one from Jordan and two from Pakistan," she
In addition to visa obstacle. UF inter-
national students learned in Fall 2002 that
UF was charging a $50-per-semester fee to
cover UF's implementation of Student and
Exchange Visitor Information System, a fed-.
eral monitoring program that track- interna-
tional students' financial records, educational
pro'gre-,s and international
UF's decision angered
many student., who
called the fee racist.
-Demnf ett In Fall 2005, UF Provost
Janie Fouke rescinded the
fee. Her decision ended three years of
UF initially charged the fee because the
Patriot Act mandated that all .universities
implement the monitoring system by 2003: .
The federal government collects $100 from
international students when they apply for
visas to fund the monitoring program, SEVIS.
But to implement it at UF, the International
Center had to buy computers, hire more
personnel and incur other expenses, which
added up to about $250,000.
Jett said that at the time, the only vi-
able way to cover the prorani. s costs was
to charge a $50 fee to the studentss who ben-
efited from the service."
But international .tudent_ felt the $50
fee was discriminatorv. prote-ted UF's deci-
sion and \worked with Student Gov ernment
and Graduate As.i-tants United to write a
Student Senate resolution against it.
Students wanted to present the resolution
to the Board of Trustees at a meeting in March
2005, but they were not allowed to speak.
They took to the streets with picket signs
to show UF and its 13 trustees how they felt.
Todd Reynolds, who was co-president of
Graduate Assistants United from 2004-06,
said the fee conveyed a message to interna-
tional students that they were a low priority
for the university.
UF officials acquiesced, eliminated the fee
and absorbed the $250,000 cost of SEVIS into
the university's budget.
"If the federal government makes it more
expensive for students to come to the United
States, it is one; thing, but the university
shouldn't put a fee on the backs of the stu-
dents it's trying to attract," Fouke said.
Jett said UF international students im-
merse the student body in a multicultural
environment so they can better compete in
the global economy.
UF officials also stress that international
students are key to UF's research programs.
"If you want to do the best research in the
world, you have to get the best researchers in
the world," Jett said.
A year after the fee was rescinded,
Reynolds said new international students
might not know about it, but older students
remember, are skeptical of UF and are wait-
ing to see how the university's international
workers will be treated in the future.
"(The fee) is part of UF history," Reynolds
said. "And where we are today is the product
But Jett believes the $50 fee left no legacy
"People have forgotten already," he said.
International Student Enrollment at UF
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Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
What co ; is it today?
After the attacks, the Department of Homeland Security
developed a chart that matched America's terror risk with
ane of five colors. Last week, we asked students to name
the color that designated America's current risk. The correct
answer was "yellow."
SG official in inner circle of Army response
B y midafternoon on Sept. 11,
2001, my fellow officers and I
realized that we would soon
be putting our training into practice
on battlefields all over the world.
In the summer and fall of that
year, I was a brand-new military
intelligence officer- in the U.S.
Army. As is custom, I was attend-
ing my specialty training at base
On the day of' the attacks, the
entire base was locked down, and
every soldier was ordered to report
to a central location. Once there, we
huddled around a radio and listened
.. A few days later, after the initial
shock of the attacks dissipated, the
intelligence community faced quite
an identity crisis. Senior intelligence
Alex Hadjilogiou -"How could
Perspectives on this have
Sept. 11 happened?"
everyone was overcome by an in-
credible sense of unity, shared mis-
sion and patriotism.
Since I had top-secret clearance,
I was assigned to an intelligence
committee that was charged with
reviewing intelligence procedures
throughout the military. My com-
mittee made recommendations to
senior officials on how to better
share intelligence among different
agencies, how to improve army lin-
guist training and how to increase
human intelligence collection.
After my work on the committee
was complete, I was assigned to a
counterterrorism unit as a platoon
leader. I deployed overseas twice in
support of the war on terrorism. My
unit's specialty was aerial reconnais-
sance with emphasis on commu-
nications and imagery intelligence.
Frankly, I have never seen a
group of people so unselfishly
focused and dedicated as the intel-
ligence community in the weeks
after Sept. 11. It was an honor to be
associated with such an exemplary
group of Americans.
Alex Hadjilogiou is chancellor of the
Student Honor Court.
Terror too familiar in student's homeland
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
in Sept. 11, 2001, I1 was inmy native Kosovo, and
was visiting a friend.
When I got to her house the first thing she
said was, "Have you heard that terrorists attacked two
buildings in New York?"
She was sitting by a TV watching CNN. The second
thing I heard from her was, "They say bin Laden did it."
My first thought was, "Why would someone do such a
For a couple of minutes I watched CNN. I saw the
World Trade Center collapsing. Iwas shocked. I was also
ver surprised thatpeople immediately thought that bin
Laden did it.
I remember for the next couple of weeks this event
was all people talked about in Kosovo. The country had
just gotten out of war two years before this happened,
and the people of Kosovo had already been through
very difficult experiences. I re-
member people saying, "Is this
ever going to stop?" and, "Why
can't people just realize that
peace is the best for all of us?"
I also remember people from
Amra Zejneli the opposite side saying, "Well,
Perspectives let America see how it is when
on Sept. 11 someone collapses their build-
ings. That's what they did to
us just two years ago." They
were referring to the NATO bombing of Serbia and
Montenegro in the spring of 1999.
But whoever did it, I am very against it. They cer-
tainly should be punished for all the lives taken and all
the destruction done.
Amra Zejneli is a journalism sophomore.