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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 21
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... ....... ..... THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
State tuition hike awaits student input
* A STATE GOVERNING BODY TOOK
TUITION HIKES OFF ITS AGENDA.
By CHAD SMITH
The organization that oversees Florida's
public universities won't be raising under-
graduate tuition today at least not be-
fore students have a say in the matter.
The Board of Governors, which is
meeting today at the University of South
Florida in Tampa, scrapped a 7 percent
tuition hike from its agenda so it can get
more student input on the issue, said
board spokesman Bill Edmonds.
UF administrators constantly voice
their support for increases, but Edmonds
said that Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of
"The board is not dodging the is-
sue. It's going to take it up."
chancellor of the State University System
the State University System, wants to dis-
cuss the tuition hike with student govern-
"The board is not dodging the issue,"
he said. "It's going to take it up."
The board should vote on the matter at
its next meeting, on Nov. 16, he said.
UF leaders argue that the university
needs tuition hikes in order to improve.
"I've been on record before about the
fact that UF needs substantially more
money if it is to meet current student
needs," UF Provost Janie Fouke wrote in
an e-mail Wednesday.
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Student Government liaison Barbara Cineas, second from left, directs the four vice presidential candidates to
their respective podiums prior to the debate Wednesday evening at the Reitz Union Auditorium.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Candidates smiled their way
through a Student Government
debate Wednesday night, but
none of the four contenders
vying for SG's No. 2 office ad-
dressed major issues like tuition
Instead, the candidates run-
ning for Student Body vice presi-
dent lingered on topics like their
SG experience and how to reach
out to multicultural organiza-
tions on campus.
About 30 students mostly
party supporters wearing uni-
form T-shirts attended the
vice presidential event, which
was hosted by the Black Student
Union. Swamp Party chairwom-
an Barbara Cineas, who also acts
as BSU's liaison to SG, organized
the debate. As the SG liaison, she
said, she tries to be "as unbiased
BSU President Billy
Holcombe, who served as the
debate's moderator, said BSU
gathered a list of student con-
cerns to address at the debate.
Cineas said BSU gave the
candidates a chance to "speak
whatever" and address any
issues they found important
during their introductions and
UF students will vote
Tuesday and Wednesday for a
new vice president and about
half the members of the Student
When asked how he would
reach out to UF's cultural stu-
dent organizations, Chris Chase,
the Action Party candidate, said
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 4
SFCC students get hands-on help in $7.2M complex
Medical program bolstered
By DREW HARWELL-
SFCC wants students in their
new classrooms to focus.less on
the blackboard and more on the
At SFCC's new $7.2 million
Health Sciences Complex, there's
an operating room where stu-
dents assist their teachers dur-
ing fake operations. Synthetic
wrists lay on hospital beds so the
students can practice injections,
and there are nursing labs with
mannequins that make vomiting
The two-story building, which
covers 45,000 square feet at
SFCC's northwest campus, was
created to increase enrollment
in the medical programs, said
Rita Sutherland, director of the
college's nursing programs.
Demand for medical profes-
sionals is increasing as health-
care occupations nationwide
suffer shortages, SFCC spokes-
woman Julie Garrett said. She
predicts enrollment will increase
by 10 percent each year for the
next two years with the extra
space provided by the complex.
Santa Fe holds classes for
Community four different
College medical pro-
phy, cardiovascular technology,
nursing and surgical technology.
Students in the practical nurs-
ing program can test for vital
signs on "patient simulator"
mannequins. Students in the
surgical technology program can
watch as their instructor tends to
artificial wounds and gives man-
nequins smeared in fake blood a
second chance at life.
Diane May, the lead instructor
of the surgical technology pro-
gram, called the new building a
"The students love it," she
SEE SFCC, PAGE 8
E UF defensive tackle
Marcus Thomas has
reportedly violating the
abuse policy for a
second time. He met
with university officials
Wednesday to appeal.
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Local high school student
arrested on drug charges
A student at Buchholz High
School was arrested for possession
of more than 80 grams of mari-
juana Wednesday, according to an
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School resource deputies ar-
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after a student told a teacher the
boy had marijuana on campus and
was trying to sell it to students, ac-
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Deputy Scott Shiskin searched
the student and found the drugs.
When he interviewed the boy, the
student admitted to bringing the
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to the release.
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with intent to distribute marijuana,
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia, the release stated.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
UF applicants defy nationwide decline in SAT scores
By MEGAN HERON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Although SAT scores nationwide
are down seven points, UF appli-
cants seem to be beating the odds.
According to the Office of
Admissions, the average score at UF
actually went up 10 points, bringing
the average between 1220 and 1390.
Albert Matheny, head of UF's
academic advising center, said the
average score for the 2006 freshman
class was about 1300.
If the SAT score declined, UF's
average scores of first-year students
didn't reflect it, he said.
Starting this year, the College
Board, which administers the SAT,
changed the format to include a
writing section and to increase the
exam's overall length.
Scores are now graded out of
2400 points rather than 1600.
Amy Hinkson, an associate di-
rector of admissions at UF, said the
writing section was not yet consid-
ered in the admissions process and
that UF focuses primarily on grade
point average when considering
Though SAT scores do have
value, she believes that if a student
can excel in the classroom they can
do well in college. GPA, not the
SAT, is the direct reflection of good
grades, she said.
Advertising junior Angie Soto
agrees. She said that a student's ac-
tivities and GPA should be sufficient
for a college application.
The nationwide decline is attrib-
uted to the new format of the test.
Jeff Olson, research director of
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions,
explained in a phone interview that
the test has changed considerably.
The critical reading section, for-
"I think the most important
thing for people to keep in
mind is what the test has
just gone through."
research director of Kaplan Test
Prep and Admissions
merely the verbal section, underwent
the biggest changes. Scores on this
section saw the biggest drop of five
Scores on the math section, which
did not change as significantly, saw
a drop of only two points.
"I think the most important thing
for people to keep in mind is what
the test has just gone through," he
said. "It's not really surprising that
the scores wouldn't line up perfectly
with where they were in the past."
Olson suggested that students
try to increase endurance before tak-
ing the exam.
He said the new exam is longer
than many of the tests students take
to attend graduate law or business
school, and that for nine out of 10
students, the new SAT is the longest
test they've ever taken.
Jewish Student Union hosts party to ring in New Year
* AT THE GROG HOUSE, STUDENTS
CELEBRATE ROSH HASHANA EARLY.
By ELIZABETH CASES
Alligator Contributing Writer
While most 2006 New Year's resolutions
have long been forgotten, some UF students
will renew those vows this weekend.
To celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish
New Year, the Jewish Student Union is host-
ing a party tonight at the Grog House Bar and
Grill, 1718 W. University Ave.
Jewish Student Union President Grant
Hubsher said the start of the Jewish New Year
is the perfect time for students to socialize.
"I am excited to attend the event," said Peri
Brodsky, an art history senior. "This is a great
way to celebrate the Jewish New Year and
meet other Jewish students at UF."
The purpose of the event is to provide Jews
with a social atmosphere to celebrate the up-
coming Jewish New Year, Hubsher said.
The celebratiorl will resemble a New Year's
party, with a countdown to midnight and
party hats and horns for attendees, he said.
The JSU executive board came up with the
idea because it wanted something the student
body could relate to and have a good time
with, he said.
"Also, the New Year theme is something
that most Americans relate to as being a fun
time," Hubsher said. "Now it is the Jewish
New Year that we are celebrating."
JSU expects a good
Multicultural turnout of more than 250
AffalM students because Rosh
Hashana does not officially
begin until Friday night, he said.
Rosh Hashana kicks off the High Holy
Days, a 10-day celebration that concludes
with Yom Kippur on Oct. 2, a day devoted
to fasting, prayer and repentance. Campus
Rabbi Jonathan Siger said Rosh Hashana is
the Jewish celebration of the world's birthday.
Jews believe that at this time of year its neces-
sary to take stock of behavior, make amends
and meditate on ways to improve over the
About 6,000 undergraduate and 1,000
graduate students at UF are Jewish, Siger
"I think any opportunity to reach out
to students and get them involved in the
Gainesville and UF Jewish community is a
great thing," said Jackie Ginzburg, president
of the Lubavitch-Chabad Student Group.
The event is free and begins at 10:30 p.m. It
is open to all UF students.
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
Cop-killer executed after 23 years on death row
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Sean O'Dell, of Ormond Beach, prays outside of the Florida State Prison in Raiford during a vigil for convicted
murderer Clarence Hill, who was executed Wednesday at 6 p.m.
UF No. 5 for research enterprise
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Stanford University, UF was recognized Wednesday
for promoting research that translates into business dol-
UF was ranked No. 5 in a study conducted by the
Milken Institute, a California-based economic think tank.
The study graded universities based on how their research
is applied in the real world.
"We have a fantastic research institution," said Win
Phillips, UF's vice president for research. "The faculty is
very productive and creative and it's the same faculty
that teaches the students."
The report based its rankings on four factors: the num-
ber of patents and licenses registered between 2000 and
"The faculty is very productive and creative
- and it's the same faculty that teaches the
UF's research vice president
2004, how much money UF makes on the licenses, and the
number of start-up companies that use UF patents.
UF issued 78 patents and 72 licenses last year.
UF's ranking "is perhaps surprising to many," the
institute's report said.
Because MIT has been around longer and California
schools are lumped together, some people may be sur-
prised that UF is ranked so highly, Phillips said.
"But I'm not," he said. "We belong here."
Committee examines budget issues
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
As UF's largest college confronts a
massive debt, officials finalized a new
committee Wednesday to explore dif-
ferent ways the university could divvy
up its money.
The 10-person committee will
examine how other universities like
UF distribute their money, and it will
make recommendations to Provost
Janie Fouke at the end of the semester.
"We'll look at different models to
8 1 is a better approach
for this campus
that will help us
better use resources
in ways that fulfill
Fouke our quality and
core academic values," said Bob Jerry,
committee chairman and dean of UF's
Fouke had planned to look into
UF's budgeting process since she ar-
rived in 2005. The new committee was
not spurred by the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences' debt, she said.
"CLAS isn't the only one that feels
under-resourced for what we expect
them to do," she said. "This is a uni-
Fouke also wants to allow colleges
more say in their budgets, she said.
By JAMES RIGNEY
Clarence Hill was put
to death by lethal injection
Wednesday night after 23 years
on death row.
Hill, who was charged with
the murder of Pensacola police
officer Stephen Taylor during.
a robbery attempt, was pro-
nounced dead at 6:12 p.m.
He was strapped to a gur-
ney and covered with a white
sheet for the procedure. He
wore a head covering as part of
his Muslim faith.
The witness room was
quiet, except for the loud hum-
ming of an air-conditioning
unit, as witnesses, including
Taylor's family, Hill's attorney,
prison officials and reporters,
watched Hill die.
A medical professional ad-
- ministered sodium pentothal,
pancuronium bromide and
potassium chloride. The first
drug is a sedative, the second
paralyzes the inmate and the
third causes a fatal heart at-
Hill's eyes closed at 6:02
p.m. and did not open until
medical personnel in bright
UF marks 100
years in Alachua
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
One hundred years ago this semester, church bells
sounded all over Gainesville even to the outskirts of
town and the new University of the State of Florida as
state officials honored the opening of Florida's flagship
On Friday, Gainesville's bells will sound again to
honor that occasion for the centennial anniversary of
UF's opening in Alachua County.
"The original dedication ceremony was a big event,"
said Carl Van Ness, university historian.
On It was so big that the city government
Campus shut down, along with many businesses.
"Thousands of people trudged down to
campus," Van Ness said.
At 10 a.m., Century Tower's carillon will play for
five minutes, followed by speeches in the University
Auditorium. UF President Bernie Machen and Gainesville
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan will speak on the university's
future, just as officials did 100 years ago.
A tour of important landmarks on UF's campus, led
by Van Ness, will leave after the speeches.
Officials will also bring items to place in a time cap-
sule, which will be displayed in the UF Special and Area
Study Collections in Library East.
VP candidates debate spending for student organizations, avoid tuition
DEBATE, from page 1
he planned to meet once a month with the organizations to
ensure that their needs are being met.
-Independent candidate Nina DeJong spoke about working
with SG Cabinet officials to assess organizations' needs, while
Swamp Party candidate Arturo Armand promised to continue
attending organizations' events. Pants Party candidate Bruce
Haupt said SG is not as diverse as it should be.
"Yeah, there are people of different races, but (SG) courts the
Greeks, and it courts the student organizations," Haupt said. "I
think in general, SG doesn't reach out to the normal student."
The candidates butted heads over how SG should spend
student money particularly for itself.
During a private banquet in Spring, SG officials spent thou-
sands of dollars of student money on themselves for prizes like
shadow boxes and gavel plaques.
"Leadership is an award itself," Chase said, adding that he
hopes to drastically reduce SG's award funding.
But Armand, the Swamp candidate, said SG officials de-
serve their awards.
"There are a lot of people who put a lot of time into Student
Government," he said.
blue jumpsuits opened them at
6:11. He was pronounced dead
a minute later.
Prison officials said Hill
didn't eat his last meal of soft
tacos, the meal all the inmates
at Florida State Prison received
Wednesday. Officials said Hill
did not ask for a special meal.
spokesman for the prison, said
the execution went as planned.
Officials said Hill was calm
The Supreme Court granted
Hill a reprieve
S -. in January, but
News he was denied
only four justices out of the five
needed voted in his favor.
Taylor's cousin, Gary Mace,
said Hill's execution ended
many agonizing years for
"This does not close the
book for us," he said. "This
only turns the page and begins
a new chapter."
Hill was the 62nd person ex-
ecuted at Florida State Prison
since 1976, according to prison
The Associated Press contrib-
uted to this report.
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6, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
Root of all evil
New SG budget wastes
more than ever
N ext year, Student Government will spend $12.6
million the biggest SG budget in UF's history.
Think about it. Twelve million, six hundred thou-
That's about $250 for every student at UF. That's free
books, a new iPod, five and a half tanks of gas, or a dozen
cases of decent beer any of which would be more useful
to the average student than SG. It's sad, but it's true.
We're not saying SG should disband, of course. But
who really benefits from all that spending? Not students.
Not the university. That leaves SG itself the lucky 400,
give or take a few, in the Swamp Party, Student Senate and
agencies like Accent. Those, guys make out like bandits.
They get T-shirts. They get awards banquets and trips
to Tallahassee. They get cushy jobs to pad their resumes.
And what do you get? The bill. Thanks for playing our
If you want an example of SG's fundamentally reptilian
nature, consider last Thursday's Senate meeting. It was a
real horror show.
After a spirited debate on the new budget, Sen. Gavin
Baker proposed spending $3,200 out of the SG awards
fund on something else for a change.
Come on, Baker argued, SG spends more money pat-
ting'itself on the back than it does on any student group.
So why not share the wealth?
Oh, Gavin. You silly, silly man.
In a move that shocked precisely no one, the Senate
voted down Baker's suggestion. Those glittering trophies
at the SG awards banquet don't pay for themselves, after
all. John Boyles laughed maniacally, lit a cigar with a hun-
dred-dollar bill and then put it out in a kitten's eye.
Okay, maybe we made that last part up. But still, there's
no excuse for spending so much and delivering so little to
ordinary students. The sooner SG figures that out, the better.
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Axis of weasels
S o the Swamp Party
supports "fair tuition
policies." Thank God.
For a minute, we were afraid
they'd come out for unfair
tuition maybe a $500 fee
for men over 6 feet tall, or
double the standard rate for
women named Emily. That
would have been bad.
Of course, the question
remains what does "fair
tuition" mean? Are tuition
hikes fair? Are they unfair?
What's the deal? .
You'd think Keith
Hardwick, the president of
Swamp, could clear things
up. Sadly, no.
"We're not pro-raising
tuition and not con-raising
tuition," he says. Thanks,
Keith. Very illuminating.
What about the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences?
Does Swamp support the
plan? Well, maybe.
If elected, Swamp can-
didates promise to demand
- with a strongly worded
letter, no doubt "the
necessary resources and
faculty" for CLAS to "ensure
students' academic prosper-
ity." Thanks, guys. We really
appreciate it. But how many
professors are necessary for
us to prosper academically?
How many can CLAS afford
to lose? Any of them? All of
Them? Who knows?
Unfortunately for UF,
Swamp's position on every
important issue is just as
slippery. They won't say
what they really think be-
cause they probably don't
know themselves. That's a
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I don't normally agree with UF President Bernie
Machen's policies, but I am glad.to see him finally
take some action against the growing National Merit
Scholar problem at this university. It seems I can hardly
walk down the street or enroll in a class without bump-
ing into one of those smug bastards.
And it's high time, too. In 2001, UF recruited 166 of
those mama's boys. By 2003 it was up to 224, and when
2005 rolled around we h.ad 230. You don't need a fancy
"merit scholarship" to see that this number is getting
bigger every year!
Perhaps you doubt the seriousness of the problem.
You sit there in the false security of some history class
and think, "It won't happen to me. That stuff is going
down like a thousand miles away, in the honors pro-
Then, before you can react, a hand goes up behind
you. In an instant, the class discussion is enriched sig-
nificantly by a thoughtful. and stimulating observation
from you guessed it one of Them.
Go ahead and scream. No one will hear you over the
wild'applause of your classmates. Just don't say I.didn't
Let's be real here who wants to attend a school
choked with high achievers? Who wants all those nerds
clogging up the clubs? Have we forgotten what college
is about? And think of all the money we're saving.
"Sure," you might say. "Selling a large portion of our
prestige for a few million a year is a great deal."
And you're right. But it doesn't stop at the 79 per-
cent cut to each newly recruited National Merit Scholar.
Here's the beautiful part: We save 100 percent on each
sap who doesn't come here at all!
Grin and Barrett
Okay, so we're all relieved that
we won't have to deal with many
more of these National Merit
types. And it'll be nice once the
stink of dedication and high test
scores leaves our classrooms for
good. But maybe just maybe
- we can do even more.
Right now, the message to
these scholars is pretty clear:
We don't care if you come here
But maybe we could change the message from one of
simple indifference to one of open hostility, of malice.
Something like "you're not welcome here" over a skull-
We could even have theme weeks with "Punch-the-
Merit-Scholar Tuesdays" and effigy burnings.
The question you need to ask yourself is: How big of
a problem are you going to let this become before you
get up and act? Were you going to wait until we led the
nation in National Merit Scholars? Because for a while
there, it looked like that might happen.
Look, if we beat this thing, it's gonna be through
sheer grit and determination. We have to be vigilant at
all times. If you see a National Merit Scholar in a class,
jab him in the ribs with a pencil. Walking on campus?
Trip him up. At the dining hall? Spit in his sandwich.
The point is that UF has to become a truly caustic
environment, and that starts with all of us. Let's keep
these kids in other universities, where they belong.
Patrick Barrett is a Russian junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
tional Merit Sc
on: Should UF Wednesday's que.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 7
City reaches out to UF students
I read Daniel Burroughs' col-
umn on Wednesday and agreed
with much of what it said.
UF President Bernie Machen
has stated his desire to bridge
the town-gown divide, as have
the mayor's office and City Hall.
Expanding the UF campus into
East Gainesville has been a prior-
ity. The city's plans to revitalize
East Gainesville have included
UF in the mix. But I also agree
that new ideas, like the ones
from Atlanta that Burroughs
mentioned, could help the local
One issue of particular signifi-
cance is that UF-owned property
isn't subject to local property tax,
as it is state-owned and tax-
exempt. Investing some of that
vast savings which costs the
city tremendous revenue back
into the community would seem
to be an appropriate move on.the
I have been working on reach-
ing out to UF students to explain
what downtown has to offer oth-
er than the bar scene. I've reached
out to SG and other groups to let
them know that we have great
outdoor facilities that could be
incorporated into UF program-
ming. I'm eager to co-sponsor
events with UF, as well.
I commend Daniel Burroughs
for looking outside the boundar-
ies of UF and seeing some room
for positive change. I wish more
students had his vision.
Gainesville Department of Parks
Reitz dispensers on the way
On Wednesday, the Alligator
rebuked SG parties for making
"ridiculous campaign pledges"
that "never materialize." One of
the promises mentioned in the
editorial regarded medicine dis-
pensers in the bathrooms of the
But if the editorial board had
been at Wednesday's Reitz Union
Board of Managers' meeting or at
the Senate meeting the day before,
they would have heard my initial
proposal and consequent report
to Senate that these dispensers
are in fact "materializing."
I detailed the pricing, stocking
and maintenance of medicinal
vending machines for eight to
12 Reitz Union restrooms. The
proposal was well-received, and
Reitz Union officials are eager to
move forward with implementa-
tion. The only remaining impedi-
ment is administrative red tape.
Covering all the perceived in-
justices on campus and through-
out the world might give the
Alligator's editorial board a seri-
ous headache, but I think I've got
a solution for that.
Swamp senatorial candidate
Privatize CLAS to save cash
The recent fracas about the
College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences is more like a tempest in
a teapot than a real crisis.
The problem of CLAS over-
spending its budget is due to
inadequate budget allocation
rather than mismanagement of
Instead of blaming the CLAS
departments for a problem that
was created in Tigert Hall, stu-
dents should blame the admin-
Before it was privatized as an
independent corporation, Shands
Hospital was a money-losing
enterprise too, just like CLAS
- and because of a similar bud-
The University Athletic
Association is another integral
part of our university that op-
erates as a corporation distinct
from Tigert Hall.
Both Shands and UF athletics
are recognized as national lead-
ers in their respective fields and
they keep all revenues within
their budgets and separate from
Privatizing CLAS into a similar
independent corporation would
solve many of the college's prob-
lems. Two of the largest CLAS
departments, mathematics and
English, were recently reviewed
by external consultants who
gave them high marks and rec-
ommended more faculty hires,
Now is the time for CLAS to
rid itself of the commissars in
Tigert Hall, with their manufac-
tured crises and Soviet-style five-
year plan. Privatize CLAS now,
and keep tuition dollars where
Food Science & Human Nutrition
Torture is real, like it or not
Jessica Holland's column in
Tuesday's Alligator was well-
written, thoughtful and demon-
strated that at least one student
at UF is thinking.
Needless to say, I was sur-
prised and rather puzzled when
I read the first few lines of
David Streeter's letter attacking
I wonder if Streeter is unaware
of the torture that took place at
the American military prison in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. What
happened there was a shock to
all Americans because we all
once believed our country was
not guilty of such deeds. But, of
course, we were.
The United States is still using
torture in formerly secret over-
seas prisons. And our govern-
ment condones it.
If anyone is naive, it's Streeter,
8, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
Summit discusses sullied springs
By DOMINICK TAO
Fresh water across the state is
threatened because people are pollut-
ing Florida's natural springs, state of-
ficials said Wednesday.
Leaders from local governments in
central Florida came to High Springs
to learn more about protecting the tril-
lions of gallons of fresh water coursing
underneath the state.
More than 50 people from the com-
munity attended the Springs Protection
Summit, hosted by the Santa Fe Springs
Working Group in Alachua County.
Fay Baird, the group's coordinator,
said the summit couldn't have come at
a better time.
"We're going to have to take some
action soon," she said. "The springs are
changing fast, and they're changing in
the wrong direction."
The Floridan aquifer, the under-
ground system of caves and porous
rocks that feeds springs across the state,
is being threatened by new land devel-
opment across the state, Baird said.
"The springs are changing
fast, and they're changing in
the wrong direction."
Santa Fe Springs Working Group
"Alachua County uses more fertil-
izer on their lawns than on agriculture.
It drains right into the aquifer," said
Mark Sexton, Alachua County spokes-
Sexton said more pollution seeps
into the ground as more people crowd
into a particular area.
The summit focused on ways to
keep springs underground clean by
making changes such as installing
homes with better-sealed septic tanks.
Still, Baird said trash on the surface of
spring-fed rivers and lakes is an issue.
-"We've got a little bit of a trash
problem on the Santa Fe River," Baird
said. "It's a world-class river people
shouldn't throw their trash out when
they go out in their canoe."
John LaManna, the webmaster of
FloridaCaveDiver.com, said he has
seen some recent effects of pollution,
such as dead fish in caves.
LaManna said some Floridians have
heard and understood the summit's
"Don't leave anything, take care of
the caves. After all, it's your drinking
water," he said.
Complex offers space
SFCC, from page 1
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The complex's construction, which began in
August of 2005, lasted 11 months. Besides the
building's $7.2 million cost, an additional $800,000
was spent on medical equipment for the classroom,
Garrett said. Most of the money came from grants.
The complex has
Santa Fe been open since Aug.
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Sutherland said. About 25 full-time and 15 part-
time teachers teach in the building, and on average
70 students use the complex's facilities every day.
A dedication Wednesday outside the complex
featured speeches from SFCC President Jackson
Sasser, the construction team and leaders in the
health science programs. Attendees were also able
to tour the building.
According to a SFCC dedication handout, more
than 10,000 students have graduated from the
health sciences programs in 40 years.
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UF students, one a baseball player, is geared toward teenagers and aims
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a remote 33,000-acre ranch and have obstacles.
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No, it wasn't "The Real World." vidual and team extreme sports or
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their every move, it was nothing like rock climbing, shooting a .44-caliber
"The Real World," "Survivor" or any gun and eating bull intestines, for
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"Ultimate Choice," which aired money.
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eight young adults who had over- with a discussion, about what fears
come hardships in their lives as they and emotions they each suppressed
lived and performed in competitions to finish the stunt and how they've
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at the end of June. lives.
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The cast performed in com-
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The first episode of the sea-
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by Jennifer Pfaff them meeting each other for
the first time at the Jacksonville
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Nhadya Salomon and Gators senior They then flew to Arizona, where
infielder Brandon McArthur were they stayed in a hotel overnight be-
part of that group. fore departing for New Mexico the
Unlike most reality shows, they next day.
weren't there to drink, party, fight or The episode concluded with
hook up with each highlights of the next show, which
other, involves a hang gliding competition.
They were brought In later episodes, viewers will
together to share sto- learn of every cast member's per-
ries and experiences, sonal story of overcoming adversity
to bond with and and hardships in life.
: learn from each other, Salomon was raised in a single-
S1 and to inspire young parent minority home, and another
viewers to live with cast member conquered a drug ad-
faith, understanding diction.
and compassion. McArthur, 21, struggled with a
"It's not like near-death injury after being punched
any other show," in the head nearly three years ago, re-
Salomon, 19, said.. sulting in a myriad of brain complica-
"We go through tions, including a blood clot that led
a lot of the same to brain swelling.
issues (as cast After undergoing three surger-
members on oth- ies and a medically induced coma,
er reality shows), and losing 5 percent of his brain,
but it shows that McArthur recovered remarkably, re-
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-learning basic functions like walking
and talking. He returned to the base-
ball field as if he had never left.
Through his obstacle, McArthur
said, he discovered God, which
helped him overcome anger he had
built up from the incident. He re-
turns to the rehabilitation center at
Shands Vista, where he was treated,
to speak to patients and guests and
inspire them to have faith and never
"God obviously brought me back
to earth for a reason," McArthur said.
"I was supposed to die. I'm not even
supposed to be here. Not only did he
bring me back, but he brought me
back to be here and speak to people,
and that's what really got me going."
Salomon and the other seven cast
members had to pass a two-round au-
dition before being cast on the show,
but McArthur was approached by an
"Ultimate Choice" producer about
participating on the show after he
learned of McArthur's faith-inspired
"I broke down really hard while I
was telling (my story on the show),
and I can say that I haven't ever re-
ally broken down on that," McArthur
said. "There was just something about
it that it hit down really deep inside
of me, what I was able to overcome
and be the person that I am now ...
it was tough, and I'm sure I'm going
to catch some heat from some of the
baseball guys because I broke down
pretty bad while telling my story, but
it was meaningful."
By sharing adversity stories,
Salomon said the cast members were
able to learn from and grow close to
McArthur said he met friends for
life on the show.
But despite bonding quickly,
Salomon said fights and drama still
arose, mainly resulting from cast
members' competitive natures.
"It's not all fun and games,"
Salomon said. "There were fights,
bickering, lovey-dovey time. We go
through everyday problems like ev-
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Salomon said she returned from
New Mexico having learned more
about herself and having realized not
to take life for granted after hearing
the other cast members' stories.
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anyone that's been through what
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It's official: Reality TV has swept the nation.
America enjoys its role as peeping Tom, eagerly viewing the
lives of those who choose to have their most intimate moments
Though "Jackass" might have been one of the forerunners of
reality TV mania, the show's co-creator Johnny Knoxville wants
no part of it.
"I could care less about reality TV," he said. "I watch news
and whatnot, some bull riding, the occasional Simpsons."
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ploits of real-life people, Knoxville would argue that what they
do has nothing to do with reality TV or art.
SIn fact, Knoxville definitely does not want "Jackass" to be
"F-- that," he said. "I hope it's not art."
"Jackass: Number Two" is set to hit the-
aters Friday. The decision to make another
"Jackass" film was bom from discussion
with the film's director, Jeff Tremaine. The
realization that they didn't necessarily have
to do more outrageous stunts was part of the
decision to make a new film.
Knoxville "We don't have to top it," Knoxville said.
"We just have to be funny."
The new film also incorporates new doses of pain.
S"It hurt like hell," Knoxville said.
However, pain is nothing new to him. As a child, Knoxville
suffered from asthma. When he was 8 years old, he was simul-
taneously afflicted with the flu, pneumonia and bronchitis.
S This combination nearly killed him. He would later joke that
, surviving it convinced him that he was invincible and gave him
confidence to perform his "Jackass" stunts. However, Knoxville
is still not immune to anxiety when preparing for a stunt.
"I just sit in my car and kind of zone out and try not to think
about what's going on," he said.
t According to Knoxville, gayness is an essential component
of the hilarity of the new "Jackass." The film incorporates more
anal beads, dildos, naked men and dwarves than the first.
SFocus on these elements perhaps led to the decision to have a
transsexuals-only screening of the new film in New York City.
"Why not screen it for a bunch of trannies?" Knoxville said.
"They loved it. We had fun."
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lows of grimacing laughter to audiences.
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 11
Killah Priest of Wu-Tang to perform at 1982 Monday
By SHEM FLEENOR
I was 17 years old the first time I heard
Killah Priest's prophetic, razor-sharp lyrics.
His words reflected a man struggling to be
"royal and wise" in a world where he was sur-
rounded by darkness, drugs and crime.
The first time I heard his commanding,
acutely structured words was on a lazy sum-
mer day in Melbourne (not Australia). It was
one of those days when you take a road trip
by losing your mind and driving in circles for
12 hours straight, periodically stopping off at
hotel pools, the Atlantic Ocean and Indian
River for a swim.
In those 12 hours, we listened to Killah
Priest's anachronistic song "Basic Instructions
Before Leaving Earth" 12 times.
Needless to say, my interview with Priest
meant a lot to me.
To Priest it was hardly a footnote. I lost
my voice screaming into the phone, trying to
make him hear the questions I had so carefully
planned to ask him in the days leading up to
the dangling conversation. He was at a New
York nightclub where he'd performed earlier
in the evening.
Luckily, the depth of my knowledge of
him and the fine articulation of my questions
M. ..- -
seemed to gradually win him over.
The now-iconic gem, "Basic Instructions
Before Leaving Earth," was tacked at the end
of GZAthe Genius' classic solo debut, "Liquid
Swords." The track was so witty and unpre-
dictable that it convinced Geffen Records to
"That track was just me writing down
my life," Priest said. "It was just one of those
things that had to happen."
GZA helped bring his ("Basic nst
young friend Walter Reed, later
known as Killah Priest, into the Leaving Ea
industry. me writing
"Where we grew up it was It was just
like a kung fu movie," Priest things that h
said. "We-would just roam
around neighborhoods bat- Killat
tling. There's so many styles. mu
You have to constantly sharpen
He was able to stay ahead of his game by
letting his flow come naturally.
Like a master chess player, he's always had
a knack for seeing several moves ahead of op-
"I'm able to picture things in my head,"
Lyrically, his biggest artistic influences are
Rakim and Big Daddy Kane.
With Rakim and KRS-One on hiatus, Priest
might inherit the mantle of the most socially
conscious emcee in the business.
"I'm definitely ready to hold that torch,"
His first album, 1998's "Heavy Mental,"
caught fire. It debuted at No. 24 on pop
charts. It's the antithesis of modem day hip-
hop, which reeks of self-indulgent greed and
rth") was just
down my life.
one of those
ad to happen.
His debut was such a suc-
cess that the bar was raised
higher than the Tower of Babel.
His follow-up projects also
were critically acclaimed.
He sees his new album
"The Offering," due out in
November, as the natural evo-
lution of "Heavy Mental."
"That's why I said, 'Stop
the tape ... Stop it!'" He was referring to the
end of the title track to "Heavy Mental," a
stripped-down, eerie, esoteric song, naked of
a beat. The track sounds like a finely woven,
Ecclesiastes-like testimonial prophecy.
"I just had so much to give on 'Heavy
Mental,'" he said.
He promises the new album is more of the
"I know how to treat a listener," he said.
"I emcee for people who sit down, close their
eyes and focus. Hip-hop is hypnosis. I can
take you to outer space. I can take you to inner
Priest's new project benefited greatly
from Nas' lyricism. "The Saints" features 16
luminescent bars set to a dark beat. Perhaps
Nas' most recognizable bar is where he idiom-
atically proclaims, "I'm hotter than the bullet
that went into Abe Lincoln. The page is the
inkoholic attic for drinking."
"Nas loved it," Priest explained. "He heard
the track, jumped on it and just spit. He's one
of the greatest emcees ever."
I asked Priest to compare and contrast
himself and Nas, another of Brooklyn's fabled
battle rappers. He paused for a moment,
searching for words.
"We're cut from the same cloth, let's put it
that way," he said.
He feels the new album, "The Offering,"
is universal particularly the sorrowful
track dedicated to his grandmother, who died
recently and was integral in helping the em-
cee spiritually develop. He feels that anyone
who's ever loved and lost can relate to it.
Gainesville residents can relate to him
Monday at 1982 Bar. The show is the last of
Priest's tour promoting "The Offering." He's
scheduled to choke the mic at 11 p.m.
The Hippodrome State Theatre
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the guide to
I r r
Caf6 Gardens has been just across
from the UF Campus since 1976.
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
wine tasting 6-8pm. Open 7
days. Lunch meetings catered.
Daily Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly- Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1st Ave
Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Hippodrome Suncenier Downtown)
Pan Asian seafood, steaks, and
srir-fry in a relaxing upscale
atmosphere Try our wide selection
of exotic martinis and hal leas
Open for lunch Sun-Fri and Dinner
every night 5-10:30pm Coll
371.2323 for a reservation
Fresh, wholesome, Authentic
Southeast Asian cuisine. Elegant
atmosphere, exceptional service
Equipped for group presenlahtons.
private room available. Drink
specials Monday-Wednesday 2
for 1. 10', discount for Seniors,
UF and Shands Largest selection
of vegelarian/vegan options. Deli-
cious food at reasonable prices.
Serving lunch and dinner daily.
3610 SW 13th SI. 376-8998
Breakfast, Lunch. Dinner, Eat-in,
Take-out, Drive-Thru, Catering
or Tailgating Everybody loves
David's BBQ because unlike
ordinary BBQ places, David's
cooks over a real WOOD fire!
Eat where the locals eat! Voted
# I BBQ in Gainesville! Approved
caterer for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm
Sunday's open at 8am Drive Thru
'hi 9 30 pm seven days' 352.
373-2002 Have David's BBQ
delivered by Gatorfood corn
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in
Gainesville. Other best of awards
include salad dessert martini
3443 W. University Ave
Where eating well means eat-
ing healthy .. Gaineiville's best
Chinese food Now with more size
available with more vegetarian
options As always, generous por-
tions. fast service & super lunch/
dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave 372.4282
oa 380.9076 Full menu and spe-
Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
be a stop on everyone's list Deja
Brew serves the finest coffee in
olwn! Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
Drinks, gourmet pastries and more
All served to you by a friendly an
Knowledgeable staff Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a wee
T, so you will have plenty of time to
.i enjoy your favorite drinks Hope tc
see you there 1 412 W University
Ave in the Targel Copy Building.
Restaurant & Internet Cafe 2409
T SW 13th St 3364 i 25 Serving
Gainesville's best Cuban food sine
S2003. Virtually Cuban serves all
the Cuban Classics Ropa Vieja,
Chicken & Yellow rice, Picadillo,
Chicken Fricase & Palomilla Steaki
to name a few are served up with
your favorite sides like sweet
plantains, black beans, yuca. and
few other Cuban favorites
We also offer a variety of
sandwiches pressed & hot on fresh
Cuban bread, assorted pastries,
Cuban coffee and appetizers. So,
you love Cuban food or are missim
home, you have to try Virtually
Cuban! Your Grandmother ain't
got nothing' on usi Mon-Sat I lam.
61pm www virluallycubun corn
Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 1 1 years'
European chocolate cake,
cheesecake over 20 handmade
desserts. 371. 711
3445 W. University Ave.
Mildred's Big City Food
Meals made from scratch with or-
ganic local produce fresh meals
s' & seafood, daily baked breads.
& desserts by Gainesville's most
Awarded chef. Consistently voted
best chef, menu, salad, seafood,
S martini, wine list. wine bar, desert
& service 3445 W. University
The Gelato Company
SThe Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paniris, sandwiches. and salads
We make 20-25 flavors fresh
d daily. ensuring the utmost
freshness and wide variety
k, Come check us out in downtown
Gainesville nexl to Harry's
> www.thegelatocompany cam
Serving gourmet pastas
California pizzas, fresh fish.
sieak, chops salads and
desserts. Live jazz 7 30pm
Monday and Thursday Sunday
e brunch 10-30am featuring
international brunch buffet with
never-ending mimosas starting at
1 00pm. Open 5.1 1pm Mon.-
s Salurday. Sunday Brunch 10-
30am. Dinner 4.1 1pm Call
378-2001 for reservations or
a carry-out. Or visit our website or
www leonardos706 cam
ig Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge A landmark since
1980. Serving lunch & dinner in
our glass arrium or dine by our
fireplace Famous for our award.
winning wings, burgers, steaks.
and gyros. Large Mediterranean
menu Drink specials daily Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge. We sell
only the finest of pipes natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Saturday night belly dancing
performances Call for details
mon t lues 1 lam- 10pm
wed fri 1I am midnight
sat I I am midnight
Closed Sunday 378.5179
1 120 university ave Next to
Bank of America
Marble Slab Creamery
Best ice cream in town! We ` j
have non-fat yogurts, smoothies,
shakes, ice cream cakes, and
other ice cream specialties! Visit
us at 3420 SW Archer rd, nexttto
Blockbuster in Butler Plaza. 3o2-
We offer delicious. low fat yogurt,.
cakes, smoothies, and ice cream
of many variehesl Come try our
new frappe chillerl Visit us at one
of our 3 locations 3102 SW 34th
SI, 1039 NW 76th Blvd. 2441
NW 43rd St
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. Ihis Fall! 3830 W.
Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal
Park Plaza (next to Gator's
Dockside) Enioy sushi, rice bowls,
noodle bowls, and bento boxes.
Try our Boba tea with over 30
different Flavors. First in Gaines-
ville in a trendy, hip atmosphere.
Open everyday 11am-10:30pm.
Carry.out or dine-in. Check out
our menu al Gatorfood.com.
1011 W. University Ave. 11-10
Mon-Sun 336-5323. We have the
be r Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus,
Bcba, Grape Leaves & Gyros-
beef or chicken; Fresh smoothie
bar & Baklava. Pita Bread Bakery
at 2401 SW 13th ST., 372-
4995. We sell hookahs, parts,
charcoals, ine tobacco and halal
Burrito Brothers Taco
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
made to order, made from
scratch Mexican food. Serving
Gainesville for 30 years. 1402
West University Avenue behind
the Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days. 11AM to 10PM
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gaines-
j ville Loved by Gators past and
p. present. Best homemade salsa in
/ town. Open 7 days a week for
Such and dinner. 1723 SW 13th
SSt. Take c'ufand catering avail-
able. Coll 376-6989
Take a trip to
1974, we've been dishing out
high quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads.
And yes, we deliver. Dom. Buck-
ets $7, Mon. Trivia 9pm $. Try
our $5.95 Munch Special. 1209
W. University Ave. 367-0012.
Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty committing? Let
your tastes roam without fear
of censure. Our appetizer-sized
and priced tapas, inspired by
cuisines the world over, will have
you partaking of more than one
dish at a meal. Share orders with
friend and send your tastes on a
world tour. We're operated by
award-winning staff of Steve's
Cafe Americain's Courtyard. 12
West University Ave. 377-9468
Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices, Amex/
Visa/ATM 10am-9pm. 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnam-
ese cuisine with popular Asian
favorites as well. Pho, Banh-Cuon,
Banh Xeo, Banh Tom Ha-Noi.
Enjoy great food at great prices.
Big new room Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn
downtown. Dine in or take out.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:30pm, Sun
1228 W. Univ. Ave.
0 lIe independeut florida
"For more information on the guide to dining out, please
contact Natalie Kent alligator advertising, 376-4482
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 13
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, play: 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage *
Blockhead," 8 p.m., $7 for students
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, concert: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Strokes, 7:15 p.m.
Reitz Union Cinema, film: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., free
Common Grounds, live music: The Fueld By Ramen Tour featuring Paramore, Cute Is What We
Aim For, Hits The Lights, This Providence, 7 p.m., $10
Hippodrome Theatre, film: "Mendy: A Question of Faith," 7 p.m., 9 p.m., $6.50
Hogan's Heroes, live music: Steve Slocum, 7 p.m., free
Side Bar, live music: Soulphonics (formerly The Elements), Voice of the People, 9 p.m., $6
Common Grounds, live music: Mason Jennings, Jennifer O'Conner, 10 p.m., $12
Hippodrome Cinema, film: The Latina Women's League Film Festival presents "Machuca," 2
Wild Iris Books, live music: Marce, 7 p.m., $5
Downtown Plaza, film: "The Dark Crystal," 7:30 p.m., free
PETCO at The Oaks Mall, pet adoption: Pet Network outreach adoption, 1-5 p.m.
1982 Bar, live music: Whole Wheat Bread, Killah Priest, Supervillains, Shortfuse, 9 p.m., $8
Reitz Union Cinema, film: "An Inconvenient Truth," 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., free
The Venue, live music: Rusted Root, Trevor Hall, 7 p.m., $17
Unified Training Center, dancing: Tribal belly dance, 6-7 p.m.
Westside Park Recreation Center, dancing: Hogtown Heelers weekly clogging, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Flings do not fulfill like love
orority girls are an interesting ani-
In my estimation, nine out of
10 confuse "Sex and the City" with real-
ity. Some debutantes assume casual sex is
rampant in the gritty city and that, since I
lived in New York, I must be schooled in
the art of whoring.
Surely, many sisters are virtuous, hon-
est, good women just not the ones at-
tracted to me.
Truth is, casual sex is much
more prevalent in Gainesville Shem F
than in New York.
The City-is such a vicious,
menacing place that people
tend to cling to the first sane
person they can get their
Gainesville is just the op-
Some sorority girls I've had the dubi-
ous honor of shacking up with have boy-
friends whom they "love."
The only reason they cheat is to distract
themselves from the thought of Dearest
doing the same.
It's a vicious cycle, particularly among
the wealthy, because many of them have
an abundance of free time.
Many also eat pharmaceuticals and
drink heavily, which further adds to their
These "princesses," who are "daddy's
little angels" by day and devils after the
sun sets, are as much a part of Gainesville
as oak trees.
They love telling their girls about
their latest conquests more than any guy
Gainesville's culture reminds me of-a
Rilo Kiley song. In the chorus of "Portions
for Foxes," Jenny Lewis belts out, "The
talking leads to touching, and the touch-
ing leads to sex, and then there is no mys-
The song seemed overly simplistic un-
til I moved to Gainesville, where matters
of the heart seem far less complex
enor than in the City.
Fortnight flings and one-night
stands are beneficial because they
lead to short surges in creativ-
ity and don't last long enough to
S cause separation anxiety.
But forfeiting bits of my eter-
nal soul in exchange for a few
hours of gooey action is not a good deal
at all, especially when the action is sloppy,
emotionless, mechanical and passionless.
These little devils do deserve credit,
though. They've made me evolve to a
place I never imagined.
I miss cuddling and watching girlie
movies. (I remember renting "Failure to
Launch" it was both horrifying and
Though I swore off monogamy forever,
I've since come to realize that being in
love with your partner is the only real way
to enjoy sex to fullest capacity.
So maybe the problem isn't with the
Greek system; perhaps it's with the lack of
monogamy in these parts.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
; For Rent
*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
-2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Intemet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
New Mgmt, Raising the Bar
On Student Living!
New Furn Pckgs available!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxury!
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
B | For Rent
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
NEW LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA
townhome. Near SFCC. Golf, gated. $1200/
mo. Avail NOW. Call Leslie 954-309-0856
Make Sure it's FULLY Furnished
Couch, bed; end tables, blah, blah, blah.
Make sure they've got what you REALLY
need -Cox High Speed internet! Included
w/rent at the best apartment complexes.
Ask before you sign. Then upgrade to Digital
Cable and Digital Telephone for the ultimate
Student needs roommate to share 2BR/2BA
private Windsor Park condo just 1.5 miles
to UF Steps to Bus/Pool/Gym/Tennis/Comp
Lab. $495 call Cameron 352-381-7362 10-
$399/MO EVERYTHING INCL.
Free internet, free cable. Across from cam-
pus. Pool, tanning bed, weight room, clean,
quiet. Call 352-275-9744 9-21-5-1
01 ROOM EFFICIENCY *Available now.*
Tower & Archer Rd. on bus line, private,
linens, dishes, utils, cable for TV incl. NS, no
pets, female pref $450/mo + $250 dep. Betty
*QUIET. CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2
Across from UF!
Studios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
S For Rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $499
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2
Now Available Downtown!
Luxury Poolside One Bedroom
Alarm*Walk-in closet*Pets OK
Stay Out Late & Walk Home!
Call today-don't wait! 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $500/moOO2-1 from $550/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF. Located
off SW 20th Ave. $419 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-6-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
-Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12 6-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
I For Rent
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES -**
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
3BR HOUSE AT UF
W/D Hook ups, carport
$470 per BR. backyard
717 NW 34th St.
Open Weekends 371-0769
Absolutely Amazing *
Luxury 2/2 &.Roommate Match
Private BA, FREE Cable HBO/Sho, Tanning
HUGE 24Hr Gym, W/D, Alarm, Gated,
Call for SPECIALS. 335-4455
HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
Spring Leases Available
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Roommate match! All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanniig* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1, 2, &3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
BW For Rent
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long"372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis,. HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS!
Get a bargain on 1 & 2 BR units!
Great location, price & size!
Just a few left! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
Save $$ NOW*
3/2 flats starting @ $895
W/D, alarm, Pets OK, QUIET,
ave$ TODAY. Call 367-9910
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 15
S For Rent
j 1 unfurnished
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
*AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, W/D, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
avail now. Fireplace, privacy fence, W/D
hook-up. 4501 SW 71st Terr. Townhouse
6738 SW 42nd PI. $550-$625. Short lease
avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099
Individual and Semester Leases
Convenient UF access. $420 to $575/mo
1 BR APT W/PVT GATED COURTYARD
2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged.
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo,
gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, par-
tial furnish if needed (couch/loveseat/
dressdwr/2 full bed in 2 rooms) $1600/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, 1530 sq ft,
new carpet & paint; eat in kitc, fireplace, DW,
W/D. Fenced. Avail 9/1. $1200/mo 3908 SW
6th PI. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St. 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 2 car garg, 2560 sq ft
formal Lr/Dr, Fam room, Bkfst Bar; lots of
cabinet/counter space, DW, W/D, huge pa-
tio, fenced yard w/irrig. $1450/mo 1944 SW
48 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Townhouse 3BR/2BA news ceramic tile, car-
pet & appliances; avail 8/25; Greenleaf 6922
SW 46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhse/pool/tennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
WALK TO UFI 1st MONTH FREE 3BR 3BA
& 4BR 4BA ,starting at $1200/rent,
washer/dryer, alarm system & lots more!
801 NW 3rd Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UFI 1st month freely
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, w/d hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE@
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd #4004N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Cute one bedroom apt with study, freshly
painted 304 NW 19th Ave. $525/mo Green
Tree Realty, Inc. Call Barbara 317-4392 9-
Cute cottage 2 bedroom 1 bath with study,
yard service, freshly painted 310 NW 20th
Ave. $750/mo. Green Tree Realty Inc. Call
Barbara 317-4392. 9-25-20-2
Brand new 3 bedroom 2 bath house double
garage with fireplace 1700 sq ft $1395/mo.
2165 NW 49th Ave in Sorrento. Green Tree
Realty, Inc. Call Barbara 317-4392 9-25-
CLOSE TO UF
3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1000/mo.
Contact Michael 331-2100 10-5-20-2
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Campus Edge 3BR/2.5BA
FREE RENT until 1/1/07
With a year lease $1250/mo
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NW3BR/2BA, minutes to UF, wood floors, re-
modeled kitchen, large great room, fireplace;
private back yard, 2 car garage, 2257 NW 11
Ave, $1400. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th, 375-7104 9-29-14-2
Great for shoestring budget, 2BR, pets OK,
newly remodeled, close to UF, 2030 SE 45
Terr, $550/mo. Edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 9-29-14-2
Student roommates needed in newly-remod-
eled 4/3 2200 sq ft house. DirecTV, wireless
DSL, parking, security, near Bus Route
2. $375/mo all incl. Relaxed atmosphere,
great for new students. Call Chris 283-3464
000*05 MIN TO UF*****
3BR/2BA, garage, FL room, wd firs, vaulted
ceiling. Exc cond. No pets. Avail now. 3642
NW 7th PI. $1250/mo. 352-373-6080 or 352-
2/1.5 twnhs 1/2 mi to UF/Butler Plaza on bus
rt 20/21. W/D HkUp, DW, balcony, 1,200 sq
ft! Tile, pool. Pets ok. $700/mo + 1 mo secu-
rity. 352-871-7460 Avail Now. 9-26-10-2
3BR/2BA, W/D, fenced in a quiet neighbor-
hood. Fireplace. First, last & security deposit
required. $950/mo 6413 NW 30th Terrace. If
interested contact Ashley @ 305-323-9742
All new 3/2 apt in NW with washer/dryer,
pool. 24 hr fitness. $1100 month. Main bus
line. 1.5 miles to UF. Call Mike Hastings,
REALTOR, Dawn Realty 352-538-1092
4BR/1BA "Blossom House" $750/mo.
Close to UF. Cent H/AC, enclosed porch,
large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
tos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call
352-870-0904, 352-318-4553 9-22-7-2
Walk to UF, 2 bed/1 bath, 2 pools, Available
today. All new tile, bathroom, kitchen. Cat
Friendly. $745/month 262-0444 10-12-20-2
Walk to campus! 2 bedroom 1 bath down-
stairs apartment. 403 SW 10th Street.
Freshly painted & wood floors thru out.
Campus Realty 692-3800 9-21-5-2
*NW 39th Ave. Lg 2BR/2BA + Ig loft w/costly
laminated wood-looking floor, C/AC, carpet-
ed, good neighborhood, convenient $660-
670.*Nice 2BR/2BA, patio w/gate, trees,
part utils pd $560-570 373-8310, 219-3937
2/2 condo w/screened patio, large kitchen
w/bar. Close to UF, off Archer Rd. 3425 SW
29th Terr. $750/mo. Pleease call 317-5060 or
CHEAP RENT! 2BR 1.5BA townhouse,
W/d hookups, 1st month free, $475/rent
5320-C NW 20th Court
Carl Turlinton Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 2BA with
2 car carport, w/d hookups, $895/rent
3224 NW 48th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDSIUF 2BR
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
w/d hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CLOSE, CUTE & QUIET
Studio apt across from Butler Plaza on
bus rt near UF & shopping. Only $379/mo,
$350 sec. dep. Pets ok. Call 352-371-5805
2 story country house 3BR/2BA large living
rm, separate dining rm, zoned commercial,
ideal home/office on SW Williston Rd, near
Shands/VA, $925. Call 332-1429 Kathy or
2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv msg. 10-9-15-2
ROCKWOOD VILLAS TOWNHOUSE
1BR/1Ba in a 2BR/2BA. Tile/wood floors,
W/D, pets welcome, close to UF. $350/mo.
Call 352-231-3941 9-26-5-2 -
For Rent For Rent
S unfurnished unfurnished
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
Female roommates needed in condo 1 mile
from UF, $425/MO includes cable, internet,
utilities, pool + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route, 262-2871 9-21-20-4
5 For Rent
OAK GLADE APTS
Spacious 1BR apt. Sublease until Dec. W/D
connection. Enclosed courtyard. $565/mo.
Please call 352-262-9023 please Iv mssg.
3741 SW 17th Place
4BR/2BA, BRAND NEW. $1300/mo. Call for
showing. 954-817-9101 9-26-5-2
2BR/1BA COTTAGE Cent H/AC. Fenced
pasture & horse stall. Very quiet avail 9/1. 1/
2 mile west of 1-75 off Williston Rd. $500/mo.
Call 372-0507 for more info. 10-3-10-2
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
1BR/1BA No lease. Glen Springs area, on
bus line, enclosed courtyard, quiet neighbor-
hood, next to park. $420/mo + $420 sec dep.
Newer carpet, newer paint, free water. No
pets. Call 374-7175 9-27-5-2
Apartments Available Now
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2BR/2BA Loft Woodside Villa Condo
Pool, Parking, O/S field, quiet, new paint &
appliances. Near stores $800/MO +sec. Pets
welcome w/dep. Call Alexa 386-931-0882
LOCATION/NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL
NOW 2/1 Apts, less than a 5 min walk to
campus, bus routes, off street parking. $520-
$600. 338-2769/494-1188 9-26-4-2
U l Subleases
DEAL OF THE CENTURY
2, 3 or 4BR apts, a stone's throw from UF.
'Fully furn or unfurn. Incl DSL, utilities, cable
& more. 352-256-2530 9-29-15-3
Room in 4/2, W/D, great location NW 15th St,
full kitchen, pets allowed. $325/mo for rent
+ utilities! Call 772-285-9434. Now-end of
220 NW 16th St.
No transfer fee. 352-262-3596 9-22-5-3
1BR in 2BR/BA avail in Campus. Walking
distance to UFL Gym. Cable & wireless are
free. No deposit. Lots of buses passing by.
Ask for $350/mo + 1/2 elec. Call 352-262-
6912 after 6pm. 9-25-5-3
MASTER BR in 3/3. Great location near
Shands in Oxford Manor. Utils incl. Furn.
Avail next semester. Call 305-323-8198 9-
The Woods Aps. Lease thru 1/31/07 @ $500/
mo. Call Scott @ 352-455-6629 9-27-5-3
FREE RENT- FIRST 2 MONTHS!
Room for rent in a new 3BR/2BA house in
SW Gainesville. All utilities included FOR
ONLY $500/MONTH! WI int. cable, electric.
Call 763-843-4998 9-27-5-3
A roommate waited to share 2BR/2BA
condo near UF. Rent is $475. Utilities not
included. Ph 352-303-3368 9-29-24-4
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 9-21-20-4
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BAat
$450/mo + 1/2 electric. Call 727-742-9083
2 females looking for 3rd in 3BR/3BA condo
in prime residential area. 15 min from UF.
Close to Park & Ride. Large kitchen & liv-
ing rooms. Patio. Internet, cable TV, W/D,
community pool. $425/mo 727-399-0574
Wanted female non-smoker to share a 3BR/
2BA house. 1 unfurn room avail in furnished
house 15 min from UF. 5 min from SFCC.
$400/mo includes utils, TV & internet. No
pets. Quiet area. Call 352-206-0543 9-29-
Non-smoking female professional or grad in
luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool. Close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 ot 258-
Master BR/BA in 2/2 behind mall. Nice gay
couple needs responsible M/F for fall/spring.
Common area furn. Pet friendly. $370/mo +
util. 352-284-6845 9-22-9-4
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA at BOARDWALK.
Clean responsible roommate wanted. Rent
$382/mo + 1/2 cable & utils. Call 979-422-
M, grad student pref for 1BR w/pvt BA in
4BR/4BA condo. W/D rm, full kitchen, Walk-
in closet, 2nd fir w/balc, close to UF on 2 bus
lines. Nice poool & plenty of open parking.
Avail Aug 1 July 31. John 786-436-1657
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse
near NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, ten-
nis, and DSL. $450, utilities included. No
pets. Call 363-0143 or 363-0144 or email
robertwaelder@bellsouth net 9-29-12-4
$325 room + 114 util. Private bath, walk-in.
closet, W/D, balcony, pool. See photos
www.rentalworkshop.com. Close to cam-
pu & very nice. Call 870-0904 or 318-4553.
LOOKING GLASS APTS.
For FALL semester. Roommate (m or f) to
share 2BR/2BA. Steps from UF Campus
NW 15th Terr $560 + 1/2 util. per month. Call
Simon at 786-554-1096 9-21-5-4
I Need a Roommate!!
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA furn
townhouse. Next to pool. Close to Oaks Mall.
$500/mo which inclds cable, internet, & utils
up to $100. Call 386-795-4360 10-5-15-4
Roommate needed in 3/2.5 TH in Huntington
Lakes just minutes from SFCC. Grad student
& non-smoker. $350/mo + utils. Call 352-
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable wHBO/SHO 954-483-4597 9-25-6-4
1 BR/1 BA MASTER BR
in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent
$400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email
Large room w/kitchen privileges, pvt Ba,
double closet, furn w/trundle bed, dresser,
TV. W/D. NS. Month-to-month teancy.
$375/mo + 1/3 utils & cable TV. Sec dep &
re-f reqd. Avail 10,'" 23 01!i oLr 302-.4448
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/mo incl all utils. large yard, quiet neigh-
borhood. Call Mike 372-7387 10-2-10-4
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16, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
2BR/2BA gated communtiy. Pool, racquet
ball court, W/D incl. Great bus route. Close
to UF. Non-smoker. $485/mo incl utils up to
$80. Call 561-809-0892 9-26-5-4
Female to share 2BR, SW 66th Place. $325
+ internet; W/D, carpeted. Large closet. Lots
of green space. After 10/6. $250 dep., 1 mo.
Adv. (no lease). No pets/smoking. 561-909-
Female to share 2BR/2BA Campus Edge
Condo. Steps from UF. Full kitchen, W/D,
new carpet & paint,- handicap accessible,
pool, gym. $450/mo + util. 352-328-5981
1 BR/1 BA avail in 3BR condo in Marchwood. 2
female roommates. Cable, DSL, Pool. Room
unfurnished. $400/OBO + utils. If you called
before, another room just became available.
Call Bianca 352-514-4124 9-27-10-4
House 3BR/2BA in quiet NW neighborhood
newly updated, yard w/deck & grill, W/D/D.
Unfurnished BRs $350-400/mo + utils.
Non-smoker, prof/grad student preferred
258-3673, 494-0100, email@example.com
Female roommate needed for room in
Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent around $530/
mo. Call 727-501-2554 10-4-10-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-2.-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
INCREDIBLE LOCATION! Summit House
Condos, newly renovated 1 & 2 BR units
starting at $99,900 (as-is at $86,900).
Steps away from Shands, VA, Dental, Vet.
Med, Health Sci., etc. & heart of UF. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Call Tom Bellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-49V7. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5
Uil Real Estate
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF.
Ready for fall. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 9-29-31-5
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
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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Oral representation cannot be relied upon
as correctly stating representations of the
developer. For correct representations,
make reference to the documents required
by Florida Statutes section 718.503 to be
furnished by the developer to buyer.
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
0000* CREEKS EDGE 000**
Condominium Community 1, 2 and 3BR
Condos from the low 100s. Only 1.8 miles
from UF Campus, Up to $10,000 in Buyer's
Incentives Hurry in over 50% sold out!
Land for Sale Just Reduced
1/2 acre in Interlachen, FL, 30 min from UF.
This is two 1/4 acre lots, live on one and rent
one. Low taxes and good schools. $22,500.
Call 352-337-0967 9-27-10-5
3BR/1BA, 1 car gar houses 1927, 1945,
1951,1957, 1963,2003 NW 31stAve. 3 mi N
of UF. Currently leased/ready for occupancy
in 2007. Well-built. Cent H/AC, priced: $132-
135k Broker/owner 331-0590, 514-5060 cell.
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
I a l Furnishings
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. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian 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
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
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 37t-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!
OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality fumiture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
0 Nice ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, large
$75, OSOFA nice $75, 0 full size BED $50,,
0 new CARPET 12x12 $75, 0 19" color TV
$35., 0 dining TABLE $45. 0 LAWNMOWER
$50. Call 335-5326 9-26-35-6
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
WHITE FUTON DBL/TWIN BUNK BED.
NEW CONDITION PERFECT FOR DORM
ORAPT! BED ONLY- PD. $465. SELL $300.
0 Leather Couch & Love Seat $150 0
Washer & Dryer $200 0 Solid Wood Futon
Couch & Futon Loveseat $200 Solid Wood
Dining Room Set w/4 chairs. $100. Call
Steve and make an offer at 210-365-7470
0 LARGE OAK DESK 5'drawers & 2 files
w/lock & key $75. 0 WATERBED softside
waveless headboard pedestal w/six drawers
$100. 0 DINETTE setw/4 chairs $25. 0 Call
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.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
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- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- 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
HP Pavilion:AMD Athlon Processor 906
MHz, 256 mb of RAM, 45 GB Hard Drive,
DVD players & CD burner/player, 4 USB
Connections, Windows XP, Microsoft Word,
Excel & Publisher. Comes with a 19" Color
Monitor and HP Photo Color Printer. $500 for
all. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-7
Intel Custom-Built Computer:
Pentium III Processor, 996 MHz, 256 mb of
RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, 4 USB Connections,
DVD Player, CD Burner, Windows XP
Microsoft Word, Excel & Publisher. Includes
17"AMW Flat-Screen Monitor & Canon Color
Printer, keyboard & mouse. $400.00 for all.
Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-7
a ll Electronics
VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
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0 1 Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN).
Practically new. Men's Bike $65. Women's
Bike $65. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-9
ELECTRIC BICYCLE KITS
and E-SCOOTERS TOO!
MOUNTAIN BIKE MAN'S
Schwinn High Timber. Chrome Moly front
suspension, Shimano STX. 17/18" frame.
Like new. $175. Call 352-222-8841 9-26-
1 For Sale 3
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
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some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
Trailer: Wooden bottom with metal mesh
ramp- 4 years old. Locally made. Sturdy.
$500. Call 219-6294. PowerZone Olymic
Weight Set: Bench, leg attachment. Comes
with weights. $750. Call 219-6294. Gold's
Gym Free Weight Set with Stand: 10 Pounds
to 40. $150. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-10
GE frost-free 16 cubic ft. Cools well, clean.
Warranted. Delivered. $200. 213-2665 10-
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RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
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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
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
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534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of .
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
2005 50CC X-SPEED SCOOTER.
Carefully maintained. Alarm & Remote start.
2300 mi. Includes strong lock and motor-
cycle helmet. $1000 OBO. 904-472-7474
2006 BLUE KAWASAKI NINJA250R
Less than 3 months old. Like new! Less than
1k miles. $3500. 352-331-4559 9-27-10-11
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or used
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
Yamaha 2004 Vstar Classic 650cc, 2-tone
blue, saddle bags, sissy bar, 2494 mi, kept in
garage. Great Shands commuter w/highway
power. $4800. Call Dave h-378-9624, cell
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
ORunning or not!* -
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade
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
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WE BUY CARS
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We finance anyone
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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
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
97 HONDA PRELUDE
Green, loaded. One owner. 98,000 miles.
Must see! $6500/OBO. 538-5170 9-22-
93 FORD EXPLORER Eddie Bauer
98k miles, runs great, excellent stereo,
$3500/OBO. Call 352-514-6195 9-28-5-12
2006 Hyundai Tiburon
3 months old. Moving to snow country must
sell. $15,500. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-12
1995 Chevy Blazer
All leather and electric, towing pkg. $3,500.
Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-12
1982 Pontiac Firebird TransAm
Newly upholstered, rebuilt engine. Nice mus-
cle car. $2,300. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-12
2000 CHEVY S10
Auto A/C, new tires, ext cab, 2.7 It, flex fuel,
stereo CD, 70k miles. Good cond. Runs
great. Need to sell. Ask $6800. Call 335-
3959 Iv msg. 9-22-5-12
1998 Toyota Corolla VE (Green) 80500 mi;
automatic, AC, CD player/AM/FM stereo, 4
new tires, power steering, excellent condi-
tion. Price $5000 OBO. Call 561-254-1673
2000 MERCURY MISTIQUE LS
V-6, leather, cold AC, full records.
$3500/OBO. Call 352-514-7416 9-26-5-12
97 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
Low miles, excellent shape, $4500. Call 352-
95 Honda Del Sol Convertible
Excellent shape. -Automatic. 70,000 mi
$5500. Call 372-2548 9-26-5-12
93 NISSAN SENTRA
Standard shift, 4 cylinder, has oil leak but still
runs. AC works. $400. 332-8256 9-27-5-12
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 10-2-70-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
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* ETC Top 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*
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mi[ Help Wanted
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn between $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Tom 379-3663
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$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person..7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
21 eHelp Wanted
* Accounting Assistant
* Shipping Tech
* Maintenance Tech
* Graphic Designer
* Software Developer
* Tech Support
* Aviation Assistant
Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org www.gleim.com.
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.
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, email@example.com
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. UniversityAve. Downtown
$10/HOUR + BONUS $12.50 base/apt
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for We want to start 30 people. All majors wel-
college students for telephone sales posi- come. Sales/service, PT/FT conditions apply
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in 352-372-6697 9-22-21-14
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
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Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14
Gatorfood.com is looking for personable,
responsible, enthusiastic, fun people. PT &
FT available. For info call Tom @ 379-3663
WANTED: GOOD EARS-
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 1s2-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954,
Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
FOOD PREP & DELIVERY DRIVERS
M, W, F 8am to 3pm. Three shifts available.
Starts @ $7.50/hr. Heavenly Ham 3832
Newberry Rd. 9-27-33-14
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
needW? PT: Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645. 9-29-33-14
Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
!locey/smokers.mht for more infor.
Now registering tutors.
Make money at your schedule! No reg. fee.
*** SOCCER COACHESOSO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
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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
FULL OR PART TIME
MUST BE MECHANICAL
BERTIE HEATING &
AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
1730 NE 23rd AVE GAINESVILLE, FL
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-
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.
Resumes: dbusch@NetEnforcers.com 9-
) Help Wanted
Need work experience wlyour degree?
Loving, caring individuals needed to assist
developmentally disabled adults with life
skills in a group home setting. PT nights and/
or weekends; $8/$8.50 per hr. 1 yr related
experience and /or education required. Apply
atArc of Alachua County, Inc. 3303 NW83rd
St. 8am-4pm M-F. 9-21-5-14
Now hiring for all kitchen positions. Apply
Mon-Fri between 2 & 4pm. 3501 SW 2nd
i11 Help Wanted
Brand Protection Agency
Internet Researchers needed
for our growing Gainesville office.
Pay starts at 8.00/hr FT 9am-6pm (M-F)
Exp in MS Office and Internet.
Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org 9-
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
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
ABC FINANCIAL is one of the Largest Equip-
ment Finance companies in the US. Make
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PT CAMPUS REPS
Grad students preferred. $2,000-4,000/year
w/very little effort. Call Denise Moore 1-800-
449-8680 ext 151 9-22-10-14
LifeSouth Community Blood Center is
hiring energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting blood
and platelet donors by phone and schedul-
ing appointments. The starting pay is 6.50
/hour with immediate earning potential up to
11. 50/hour. Please fill out an application at
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039
Newberry Road, or call 224-1740 before 5
pm. EOE/DFWP 9-25-10-14
Fax resume to 384-1116 9-25-10-14
Do you want a great pay rate?
Are you caring & dependable?
Seeking LPNs, CNAs, HHAs & homemakers.
Please call 1-800-309-1157 or 1-800-825-
Please call 378-2001 9-26-10-14
FULL TIME PAID LEGAL INTERN
wanted for Gainesville criminal defense law
office. Fax resume to 374-6771 9-26-10-14
PART TIME VIDEOGRAPHER
needed to video tape legal proceedings for
use in the courtroom. Will train & provide
equipment if needed. Must be available
days. Send inquires to email@example.com
AutoCad, PT/FT person Mon-Fri, 30-50
hrs/wk. $9/hr. Must be dependable & good
knowledge of basic AutoCad. 1 mi from cam-
pus. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Wells @ 352-219-1183 9-27-10-14
SEARS, OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE. 9-
Group Home Manager
Rewarding & gratifying experience oppor-
tunity managing a group home for develop-
mentally disabled adults. Excellent growth
potential w/competitive salary & benefits.
4 yrs related education and/or experience
in human service required. Management or
supervisory experience preferred. Apply at
Arc of Alachua County, Inc. 3303 NW 83rd
St. 8a-4p M-F or fax resume & cover letter to
Residential Habilitation Technician
) M*l Help Wanted
$6.50/hr. Parttime. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 9-28-10-14
JEWELLS hiring now for BARTENDERS,
WAITRESSES, BEERTUB, SECURITY,
MANAGER. No exp necessary. Apply in
person:108 S Main. 5-10pm, M-F or email:
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring re-
sume to: 2020 NW6th ST. 10-5-20-14
$5,842 FREE cash grants. Never Repay!
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Energetic, serious, hard-working individuals
to assist customers with high quality sporting
goods merchandise. We're looking for the
best. Full and part time opportunities. No
phone calls. Min 1 year commitment. Lloyd
Clarke Sports 1504 NW 13th St. 9-22-5-14
SCANNING LEGAL DOCS
College student needed for project at law
firm scanning large amount of legal docu-
ments. Email resume: robjac@myimmigrati
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Customer Support Technician
Local medical software company seeking
part/full time support technicians. Must have
strong technical background and excellent
communication skills. Experience with PDAs
or working toward technical degree a plus
(CIS, DIS, ENG). $7/hr. Send resume to
PT Administrative Assistant: dependable,
computer knowledge required, flexible hours.
Email resume: admin@americandreamsrealt
Real Estate Agent Wanted:FT/PT individual
who is honest, dependable, hard working,
willing to learn new things, & enjoy work-
ing with the public. License required. Email
Part time, nights & weekends for local ser-
vice station. Must have good people/phone
skills, Apply in person @ 1521 NW 13th St.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Two pre-law students needed to share
responsibilities in the Gainesville branch
of a Tampa law firm. Excellent opportunity
for hands on experience in the legal field
prior 'to clerking. Focus on civil litigation.
Requirements include 60 wpm typing and
quick thinking. Salary negotiable. Direct
contact with attorneys and courts. We will
make class schedules cohesive with office
hours. Please send resume to the attention
of Kristin Mattson, Assistant to Michael S.
Rywant, Esq. at the below address.
Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton,
P.A.109 N. Brush Street, Suite 500
Tampa, Florida 33602 9-29-10-14
Seek BABYSITTER for adorable 2 year old.
Want someone energetic, imaginative, will-
ing to read, play and help our son develop.
Good vocabulary and a smiling personality a
must. Tues, Wed, Thurs. Hours negotiable.
$8.00 per hour. Call 870-0008 9-27-7-14
WATER AEROBIC INSTRUCTION
needed at Gainesville Health & Fitness
Center. If you have swimming exp. Call Cara
@ 377-4955 ext 603 for more information.
SALES PEOPLE WANTED
Flex schedule. Great for college students.
Earn $300 + per week. Call Steve 215-1451
Light typing. Filing. Answer phones. 372-
Planting, mowing and mulching. Student
needed for lawn and garden care. Flexible
hours. Home located in Alachua. Pay com-
mensurate with experience. Fax resume to
Mac expert to assist writer/artist on con-
sulting basis. Need help with OS 9.2 and
10, software, photo/art programs. $15/hr
for sessions 1-3 hours + $5 travel. Please
describe experience, skills, knowledge.
Nanny needed PT, temp for 2 weeks. Care
for 2 children, 5 & 8, for approx. 4 hrs in the
afternoon/evenings, M-F. $10/hour. Will need
to pick up children from school, prepare light
meals, & help w/ homework. Must be respon-
sible, have own car and valid driver's license.
References please. Call 352-317-0352
* SALES CLERKS AND *PROMOTIONAL
(dressing in costumes holding signs & pass-
ing out flyers) 10-30 hours. Call 375-6462
PART TIME AUDITOR ON CAMPUS
with National company. Please contact Troy
Taylor @ 904-783-0260 ext 147. 9-26-5-14
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great $!
Serious workers only! Apply in person 5 SE
Available from Commercial News Providers"
* | Help Wanted
The Gainesville Inn & Suites is seeking an
energetic, highly motivated individual to
fill the asst manager position. Applicants
must have prior hotel exp. Fax resume:
352-224:2197 or call Marcel 407-319-1204
In-Home TUTOR wanted
for High School Essay Writing/Composition.
Previous experience needed. Call 275-2062
Mon thru Fri. Full-time & part-time. Great pay.
Good work references. Apply 1049 Museum
Rd. Call 336-1700. 10-11-15-14
Apply at 6680 W. Newbery Road
02B Kids Alachua!
Apply at 15500 NW 152nd Lane
or call 338-9660 x 18 9-27-5-14
Independent living skills trainer or recre-
ational therapist/aide. PT. Provide basic
independent living skills, education to clients
w/disabilities, conduct needs assessment,
provide instruction on using public transpor-
tation. Flexible hrs. Fax or email resume to
Willliam Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax
WANTED Server & Kitchen Helper
Apply 2-4:30 @ SAWAMURA JAPANESE
STEAK HOUSE. 1624 SW 13th Street
MUSIC & DRAMA DIRECTOR
02B KIDSI Apply at: 6680 West Newberry
Road or Call 338-9660 x 18 9-27-5-14
$5,842 FREE cash grants. Never Repay!
FREE grant money for School, Housing,
Business, Real Estate. For listings 1-800-
509-6956 extension 806 9-27-5-14
FT Salary + Commission
Fax resume to 352-374-7293
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
* THOMAS REPORTEDLY HAS STRUGGLED'
KICKING A MARIJUANA HABIT.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
UF has suspended senior defensive tackle Marcus
Thomas indefinitely for a violation of team rules,
Coach Urban Meyer said after Wednesday's practice.
"He is suspended from all team activities," Meyer
said. "There is no timetable. I have a-
heard all-this stuff, but there is noth-
ing set in stone." I I
The absence of UF's premier
tackle could seriously hamper the -'
team's chances of competing for a .
National title, let alone winning the'
.. Southeastern Conference. :
Meyer According to published reports,
Thomas tested positive for mar-
juana twice between the middle of July and the end of
His mother, Sheila Mote, has reportedly challenged
the second test result on grounds that her son was not
given ample time to cleanse his system of the initial
Thomas met with UF officials throughout the day
Wednesday to discuss a possible appeal. According
to published reports, the school's Substance Abuse -
Committee (appointed by UF President Bernie
Machen) suspends an athlete for 50 percent of the
stue~t's season following a second offense. However,
the committee allows athletes to appeal to UF Athletics ..
Director Jeremy Foley, provided they can generate. 4
some evidence that might rescind the original ruling.
"He is suspended, but the whole situation is under
review," said Meyer, who added that Thomas will miss
a minimum of two games. "It's under evaluation." ..
Heavy weight Thomas is listed at 296 pounds Tim asey Alliator Staff
- can increase the length of time the marijuana lingers m Casey/Alligator Staff
in someone's body. But it is unlikely this variable alone UF senior defensive tackle Marcus Thomas takes a break during fall camp.
Thomas has been suspended indefinitely for reportedly failing two drug tests.
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 21
Harvin could play limited role against UK
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
Freshman wide receiver Percy
Harvin, who left Saturday's game
at Tennessee with a sprained ankle,
could see limited action this week-
end, UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"He is the kind of guy that
won't play the. whole game,"
Meyer said. "He can't play 50
plays, but a guy like that can play
10 or 20 plays."
"He can't play 50 plays, but
a guy like that can play 10
or 20 plays."
UF football coach, on Percy Harvin
Meyer said that freshmen
Jarred Fayson and Brandon James
could take on roles similar to
Harvin's and may even see some
action out of the backfield with
Running back DeShawn Wynn
was in a boot earlier this week, but,
Meyer is confident that he will
play as well.
"He had a sprained ankle, and
he is battling through it," Meyer
said. "He practiced all day today,
and he'll be good to go."
YELLOW BELLY: Defensive end
Jarvis Moss was wearing a yellow
jersey in practice Wednesday, but
Meyer said it was not cause for
"He is just a sissy," Meyer
joked. "No, he has a little bruised
shoulder. He is fine."
With Thomas out, the Gators
will rely more heavily on Moss.
Although the junior has yet to
record a sack, Meyer named Moss
the Co-Defensive Player of the
Game against Tennessee.
He said that other players are
benefiting from the attention op-
posing offensive lines pay to Moss.
SEE NOTES, PAGE 22
office it to say, Marcus Thomas is
no Lee Humphrey.
UF's senior defensive tackle
can officially be taken out of the run-
ning for the Southeastern Conference
Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an award
given to Humphrey last season.
Had Thomas earned that honor, he
would have learned by now that it's
beneficial to take notes in and out of
Here are Wednesday's notes for
anybody who missed class:
Gator Nation learned in the morn-
ing via message boards that Thomas
was in trouble.
As the day rolled along, more and
more information started piling in.
Multiple sources cited that Thomas
had failed a
d:a. drug test and
lo % could be sus-
pended for as
many as five
Nick Zaccardi Urban Meyer
Nick-el Coverage said Thomas
email@example.com would not play
his suspension would last for multiple
Something tells. me that won't
greatly affect Kentucky's 20-plus-point
Had Thomas taken his notes in the
spring, he could have avoided this.
In class Feb. 11, we learned that UF
receiver Kenneth Tookes accidentally
fired a rifle belonging to Dee Webb at
Webb's apartment. Nobody was hurt
and no charges were filed; yet Webb,
who left UF early for the NFL Draft,
still felt consequences financially.
It's no coincidence that Webb's draft
stock subsequently fell from first-day
potential to Mr. Irrelevant territory.
Now Thomas is on the brink of
turning into this season's Webb.
Rumors swirled that Thomas
would leave early for the NFL along
with Webb, but he decided to return for
his senior season instead.
At SEC "Media Days, reporters
voted him onto the preseason All-SEC
Multiple Web sites had Thomas
in the first round of 2007 NFL Mock
Then Thomas missed the season
SEE NICK, PAGE 22
1996: Tennessee quarterback Peyton
Manning passes for 492 against the Gators
but cannot pull out the victory. The No.2
Volunteers lost to No. 4 UF 35-29. Manning
never defeated the Gators.
EUF's Lindsay Sundell has been
named the Southeastern Confer-
ence's Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week.
Today" s.... question:. I:. "'.'."_:'.'. :.'.. ;_ -.-ea 's den.ied _"-_: _
Today's question: If Thomas' appeal is denied, Percent. IVotesJ
how many games should UF suspend him for?
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.)
Wednesday's question: Which college football
coach will be the first to be fired? (See right for
L. Coker 33% (122)
R. Zook 30% (111)
C. Amato 29% (108)
S. Croom 5% (20)
E. Orgeron 3% (11)
372 TOTAL VOTES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 21
Wildcats air attack resurges with Woodson at helm
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
A quick check of Kentucky's
passing statistics reveals a big rea-
son why the Wildcats finished 2005
a dismal 3-8.
Kentucky manufactured just
.1,845 passing yards, or 168.8 per
Perhaps a more telling number
is six as in six touchdown passes,
the Wildcats' grand total last sea-
Even though he started every
2005 game and led the team in total
offense, junior quarterback Andre'
Woodson still had to battle sopho-
more Curtis Pulley for playing time
heading into 2006.
However, just three games into
the year, it seems that Wildcats
coach Rich Brooks made the right
choice by sticking with Woodson.
He has already thrown nine
touchdown passes to just one in-
terception and was just named the
Southeastern Conference Offensive
Player of the Week.
Woodson threw for 290 yards,
three touchdowns as the Wildcats
stomped on Mississippi 31-14 last
Saturday. The quarterback has
helped run Kentucky's record to 2-1,
marking the first time since 1987 the
Wildcats have started SEC play with
Woodson hopes to lead Kentucky
to a respectable showing against UF
"I am extremely pleased with
the passing game production,"
Brooks said. "Our pass blocking is
better than it was a year ago. Andre'
[Woodson] is obviously making
much better decisions, not only
throwing the football but getting rid
of it and trying to avoid some sacks.
It's nice to see him get the honor of
being the SEC Offensive Player of
"[Andre' Wooc ,,1] is obvi-
ously making much better
decisions throwing the
Several factors have contributed
to Woodson's sudden success, but
a major credit has to go to Randy
Sanders, Kentucky's new quarter-
He was jettisoned by Tennessee
coach Phillip Fulmer after serving
on the Volunteers' staff since 1989
and was the offensive coordinator
and quarterbacks coach from 1999
"I think Coach Sanders has
helped him a lot," Kentucky wide
receiver Keenan Burton said. "He
brings a lot of experience to the
table; he's coached some great, great
quarterbacks in the past, and that
helps a lot."
Although two of Kentucky's
opponents this year, Ole Miss and
Texas State, weren't exactly Bowl
Championship Series material, in-
state rival Louisville certainly was.
The Wildcats were pasted 59-28
Kentucky quarterback Andre' Woodson looks for an opening against Mississippi last Saturday. Woodson
has helped quell a quarterback controversy by passing for nine touchdowns in the early season.
against the Cardinals, but Woodson
still threw for 231 yards and three
scores, including an 80-yarder.
The difference this year, accord-
ing to his teammates?
"I just feel like Andre is more
confident," Burton said. "And I just
feel like he's making some great
And those players are now ready
to fight for Woodson.
"Everyone's mindset is to pro-
tect Andre' or anyone that is play-
ing back there," offensive lineman
Michael Aitcheson said. "Andre' is a
special individual who has matured
over the summer by putting in the
extra time to watch film and train,
which makes him a great leader on
Gators captain seeing red as UF heads to Auburn
By RACHEL ROBINS
All Shelley Lyle will be able to do Friday
night is cheer.
While the rest of the No. 24 UF soc-
cer team (4-3-1) will start Southeastern
Conference play with an 8 p.m. match
against No. 17 Auburn, Lyle will be as-
signed the position of benchwarmer.
"I never sit the bench well, especially if
I have to sit the whole game," said Lyle, a
transfer from Virginia Commonwealth. "I
am trying to be the best cheerleader I can."
In the Gators' 1-0 loss to No. 5 North
Carolina last Sunday, Lyle received a yellow
card at the 87:32 mark. She was given a red
card only 15 seconds later.
She was consequently ejected for the re-
mainder of the game.
"The first card, I can't even remember
if it was a hard tackle or going for a head
ball," Lyle said. "So, [the official] gave me
a yellow card, and I think it was for maybe
multiple fouls more than it was for that one
foul because everyone says looking back, it
definitely wasn't worth a yellow card.
"Then came the second yellow, which I
was pretty much in shock by. It was just a
50-50 ball. I was just shocked that there was
two and a half minutes left, and he would
have thrown me from the game for some-
thing like that those happen in multiple
games multiple times, yet he decided that
was the one to send me out for."
SUF coach Becky Burleigh recognizes it
will be hard replacing Lyle.
"We will definitely miss her," Burleigh
said. "She is one of our captains, and she's
someone who holds our team together a bit.
We'll maybe drop [Stacy] Bishop back into
the midfield or maybe change our align-
ment a little bit."
Last year, the Gators edged the Tigers in
the regular season 2-1 in
Gainesville but couldn't
repeat that success in
the SEC Tournament.
Auburn defeated UF 2-1
in the opening round.
i.. TfThe loss ended a
streak of nine consecu-
Lyle tive UF appearances in
the SEC Tournament
"[Burleigh said,] 'We need to get pumped
up because this is the team that kicked us
out last year," Lyle said. "'Every SEC game
UF hasn't defeated the Tigers in Auburn
since Oct. 24, 1999. The Gators' overall re-
cord against Auburn in Alabama is 1-3-1.
However, Bishop, who has yet to play
in an SEC game, doesn't think the environ-
ment will play a role.
"We need to win the SEC, and there is not
a team that we should lose to," she said.
SThe Gators play at Alabama on Sunday
at 2 pm.
Lyle will anxiously await the Alabama
game because of the obvious: She will re-
turn from her red card.
"I've never played in the SEC, so I am
looking forward to this competition and just
to play some teams, but more importantly
just come out with my team and play our
game," Lyle said.
INJURY UPDATE: Junior forward KeLeigh
Hudson, who suffered a grade-two right
MCL sprain almost a month ago, has par-
ticipated in regular practice this week.
According to Burleigh, Hudson played
a little in last weekend's games against
Duke and North Carolina. Burleigh expects
Hudson's minutes to increase this weekend
Doctor: Weight, frequency can lengthen marijuana detection period
FOOTBALL, from page 20
would have kept the drug in Thomas' body for three to
four weeks, as Mote reportedly said happened.
"It is general knowledge for a physician that marijuana
will stop showing up one to seven days later. But moderate
or heavy use in a chronic smoker might show up a month
later," said Dr. Quirino G. Orlandi, a cardiologist with the
Minneapolis Heart Institute.
Regardless of details, the situation bears the following
consequences for the Gators: UF could be without Thomas'
services during a heinous stretch that includes consecutive
games against Alabama, LSU, Auburn and
S Georgia. In just two games, he recorded
seven tackles and a team-best three sacks.
..-.- He was suspended for the season opener
Football for what was believed to be his first mari-
After Wednesday's practice, reaction to
Thomas' suspension ranged from concerned to casual.
"My feelings are geared more towards feeling bad
for him and how it is going to affect the rest of his life,"
linebacker Brandon Siler said. "I care about Marcus, and
I think that he is definitely oneof my boys and I love him
Added lineman Ray McDonald, Thomas' roommate:
"Everybody needs Marcus Thomas on their team. He takes
pressure off of you because when he's in there, they double
him and I'll come free. And then if they double me, he'll
get free. He's somebody we're going to need, but someone
behind him is going to have to step up. We just have to
keep on trucking."
To cope with Thomas' absence, the Gators will move
McDonald from end to tackle and will start Derrick Harvey
in McDonald's former spot.
22, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,2006
Wilson could return against Alabama
NOTES, from page 20
WILSON GETTING CLOSER: Offensive lineman Ronnie
Wilson, who suffered a fractured ankle in August, has
almost recovered from the injury.
Wilson has returned to practice, and Meyer said the
guard is very cose to being game ready.
"If I was a doctor, he could play this week," Meyer
said. "But I am not. So maybe next week."
Wilson's return will force the coaching staff to make
a difficult decision.
Meyer has been extremely happy with the play of
tackle Carlton Medder, who earned a starting spot as a
result of Wilson's injury.
Drew Miller has played for Wilson at right guard
while Medder has started in Miller's right tackle spot.
"I think we'll know more next week," Meyer said.
"Medder has done a heck of a job hanging in there.
"He did it against Tennessee and graded out as a
champion. So we are not sure what we are going to do."
NICK, from page 20
opener against Southern Miss.
Thomas said he sat out to give
some of the reserves playing time
and that he wasn't suspended.
Funny that Meyer didn't rest
Dallas Baker to give Nyan Boateng
more playing time. Interestingly
enough, Meyer didn't bench
Brandon Siler in favor of Ryan
Now, reports suggest Thomas
missed the first game because of his
first failed drug test.
Not only can we not trust
Thomas' off-field activities, but we
can't even believe what's coming
out of his mouth anymore.
Few believed Thomas when he
gave his excuse for missing the first
game, but writers printed it anyway.
As much as it hurts a writer's cred-
ibility, it's worse for everybody who
picked up the paper and read what
came out of Thomas' mouth.
A simple "No comment" would
have served better than lying to
every well-informed Gators fan in
Though he returned with a su-
perb game against Central Florida,
recording two sacks, he has dug
himself an even bigger hole with
This time, we have expert testi-
mony that he failed a drug test his
mom reportedly said so.
Thomas can't make excuses if
and when he addresses the issue.
Forget the media and fans;
what's worse for him is what NFL
teams will do when they find out
Some coaches can forgive a play-
er for messing up once, but multiple
screw-ups raise more questions.
Even if Thomas deans up his act,
this will scar him come April.
I don't know what you did
Marcus, but I hope for your sake
- it was worth a million dollars.
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Road-weary Gators find solace in friendly confines"
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The song "S.O.S." blared in the
O'Connell Center as the Gators charged
onto the court to warm up, but the play-
ers hardly needed the distress call.
The No. 10 UF volleyball team (9-2,
2-1 Southeastern Conference) swept
Auburn (30-19, 30-21, 30-15) Wednesday
"This was a team that really
needed to play at home."
UF volleyball coach
The Gators welcomed the win after
their unexpected loss to South Carolina
"We needed this little boost of confi-
dence and to play in front of our fans,"
junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton
said. "It's good to know they still love us
and haven't given up on us."
SAfter traveling more than 1,200 miles
in a span of six days last week,. UF coach
Mary Wise believed that the more famil-
iar setting helped tremendously.
"This was a team that really needed
to play at home," Wise said. "As many
matches as we played in a 10-day span
- it took its toll. We had a total team ef-
fort tonight. Considering the number of
matches we played in the last 10 days,
I'm really proud of this team for playing
with so much energy."
UF opened the first game with a kill
from junior setter Angie McGinnis, who
later added three more and finished with
1.000 hitting percentage.
She finished with 34 assists, eight
digs, six kills and sixblocks.
McGinnis increased her total career
blocks to 203, just two short of the UF
record for career blocks by a setter, held
by Jen Sanchez.
The second game was a much closer
battle, as UF and Auburn tied seven
times before UF went on a 6-1 run after
an Auburn timeout.
The Gators dominated game three
from the start as they jumped to an 8-2
lead that was boosted by redshirt fresh-
man middle blocker Kristina Johnson.
Momentum surged for the Gators
after Johnson recorded kill followed by
a huge block.
"She was highly motivated in game
three because she was threatened by
her head coach that if she didn't block
a ball, she was going to sit the bench,"
Entering the match, Johnson aver-
aged 2.12 kills per game on a .467 hitting
Against Auburn, she slammed down
eight kills on .571 hitting percentage and
added two blocks.
"K.J.'s performance she did awe-
some, and that's what's so great about
this team because on any given night, it
can be any one of us leading in blocks or
kills," Hampton said.
The Gators held Auburn to a -.034 hit-
ting percentage and committed far fewer
errors than their opponents (10-36).
"Blocking balls will create unforced
hitting errors," Wise said. 'Tonight, we
did a lot of good things, and as a result
we won in three."
The victory was just another notch
on the belt for Wise, who was honored
before the match for her 500th career vic-
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