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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 25
Not officially associated with the University of Florida
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
Fall SG election gets off to a fiery start
S ~.,,. By JOEY CHINDAMO
The first day of Student Government's Fall election
M.. 'i ended with relatively few glitches Tuesday, save for a few
miscast votes and a small fire at a polling location.
t A total of 3,638 votes were cast at the 21 polling loca-
tions across campus, said Brian Aungst, SG supervisor of
This is the first SG election in more than a year in which
voters have used paper ballots.
Aungst said there were very few glitches during the
election's first day, when students voted for about half the
members of the Student Senate and a new vice president.
The election will continue
Student Government today.
Elections On Tuesday, Aungst said,
"There was a fire in the law
school and we had to evacuate."
"I was there at the time, so the poll workers and I
i:" grabbed the ballots and the ballot boxes and went outside,"
he said, adding that they returned later.
Aungst said the "biggest concern" was students who did
,. Inot use the appropriate address to vote.
Students who have not updated their addresses on the
-myUFL Web site had to fill out a slip of paper verifying
their residence, Aungst said.
All the address papers must be verified for accuracy, he
-, 4 said.
Jason Henr Alliglor At the Beaty Towers polling location, which serves
Family Housing and Beaty residents, poll workers distrib-
Ryan Bentivegma votes on a paper ballot in the Reitz Union on Tuesday. Students' last chance to vote in Fall Student uted some Family Housing ballots to Beaty residents before
Government elections is today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at polling locations throughout campus. SEE VOTING, PAGE 9
Who is this Rutger guy?
By ALLISON MYERS
Alligator Contributing Writer
Rutger loves mathematics.
At least the sticker says he does.
Scattered around campus, simple
notes proclaiming such things as, "I
partied with Rutger," are leaving
students scratching their heads.
The mysterious man behind the
mayhem is Kurt "Rutger" Myers, a
freshman from Tampa.
The stickers were a lighthearted
idea that emerged from Myers' de-
sire to build up a network of friends
"I just wanted it to be like, 'Who
is this guy?'" Myers said.
Although not all of the stickers
"When I was in high school,
everyone pretty much knew
who I was. When I found out
I was going,to UF, I wanted to
keep that going. So I figured
what better way than with
Kurt "Rutger" Myers
are completely true, all of them are
at least half true.
"The catchphrases came from
suggestions from friends," he said.
"I do care and understand, but I
SEE RUTGER, PAGE 9
is struggling this
season, but the
expect him to
the Gators. See
story, pg. 20.
Dems unite on city steps
By MELISSA JACOBS
Gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis and
former opponent Rod Smith stood on the steps
of Gainesville's City Hall on Monday to show
a united front in the Democratic Party's effort
to elect Davis.
Davis and Smith who lost to Davis in
the Sept. 7 primaries told a crowd of about
50 students, supporters and fellow politicians
that, if elected, Davis would bring much-need-
ed change to Florida.
Despite Smith's loss, he said Monday he
is wholeheartedly supporting Davis in his
"Please do not be misled or somewhat
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misconstrued that somehow my support for
this campaign is any less than 100 percent,"
said Smith, a former adjunct professor at UF's
Levin College of Law. "I
believe that Charlie Crist
S' ought not be the governor
S Smith lauded Davis'
goals to reduce insurance
rates statewide and modify
Gov. Jeb Bush's current plan
Davis on education.
wrong with a state that is second in the nation
on what it spends on prisoners, and 41st in the
nation on what it spends on students," Smith
SEE DAVIS, PAGE 5
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Music Building, Room 146,
College of Fine Arts musicol-
ogy lecture series presents
"Saga Marista and Kabbalah:
The result of Marlos Nobres'
most recent compositional
An Evening of Science and
Orange and Brew, 6 p.m.
Women in Science and
Engineering host kickoff event
and information session.
Plaza of the Americas Picnic
Plaza of the Americas, 6 p.m.
Student Alumni Association
hosts pizza picnic.
Alcohol Insanity Tour
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Panhellenic Council presents
speaker Wendi Fox.
The Morning-After Pill Fight
Physics Building, Room 1002,
Gainesville women dis-
cuss the Food and Drug
Administration's decision to
make the morning-after pill
Study abroad fair held today
UF students are encouraged to
become global Gators today at the
Study Abroad Fair.
More than 60 programs will be
showcased at this year's event, on
the Reitz Union Colonnade from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Katherine Hawes, a study
abroad adviser at the UF
International Center and the co-
ordinator of the fair, encourages
every student who is considering
studying abroad to stop by.
"The more planning and
research done in advance, the
smoother a study abroad will go,"
Hawes suggests that students
coming to the fair stop by the
welcome table first to get informa-
tion about each program and have
the opportunity to talk with study
Tables lining the colonnade
will have information on the study
abroad programs offered to stu-
dents. Students and staff who are
familiar with each program will be
on hand to answer questions.
Each year about 1,800 UF stu-
dents study abroad all over the
world, Hawes said.
"Studying abroad is a great way
to gain international experience,
learn a new language, meet new
people and learn about culture,"
Facebook opens to public
A couple of weeks after
Facebook.com said it would allow
anyone with an e-mail address to
join, the networking Web site fi-
nally opened its doors to the world
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People can join the site by as-
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Some students at UF reacted
to the news by oiing priv ac
concerns, saying that Facebook
was becoming as "creepy" as
MySpace.com which does not
require users to be part of exclu-
Computer engineering senior
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change was "junk," because he
anticipates getting spamr and
friend requests that he does
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members as of Tuesday after-
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of this group was a failure,"
wrote a member of the group.
Another member of the
group complained that she had
received a friend request from a
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Fan wins contest
By ANDREW GASDICK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Kenny Zaron's heart raced
while he waited to cheer on the
Gators when they ran onto the
Although Zaron's name isn't
on any Gators roster, he felt like
part of the team after winning the
Alltel Wireless "My Own Game"
Zaron, a sports management
senior, submitted a 50-word es-
say describing why he should be
selected. As a finalist, Zaron set to
work canvassing the campus for
student votes. He relied heavily
on friends, family and his girl-
friend to get the word out.
"I pretty much did what I
would have done if it was me in
the contest," said Brett Adams,
After the weeklong voting
drive, Zaron received a call from
an Alltel representative, who said
he'd won the grand prize: an MP3
player, a flat-screen high-defini-
tion TV and VIP treatment for him
and 10 friends at the UF-Kentucky
lady called up
'- and told me
I won, I must
S have asked her
a couple times
to make sure,"
Zaron Zaron said. "I
sound as excited as I was."
Zaron's pregame VIP experi-
ence culminated when he and his
friends got to greet the team with
cheers as they stormed the field.
"The entire prize was to be on
the field when the team runs out
of the tunnel," Zaron said. "How
do you top that?"
Plaza sleepout faces trouble
* THE HOMELESSNESS EVENT MAY HAVE
A CURFEW AT BUSINESSES' REQUEST.
Students interested in attending November's
"Homeless Sleepout" on Gainesville's
Downtown Plaza shouldn't Dumpster-dive for
pajamas just yet.
The event, ,which was held last November,
raised concerns with the Downtown
Redevelopment Advisory Board, which said
the event encouraged the homeless to sleep il-
legally on the plaza overnight and scared away
patrons from downtown businesses.
The "sleepout" was started last year as a
way for local residents to experience a night as
if they were homeless. Local politicians, citizens
and homeless slept on the plaza and then woke
up to a breakfast the following morning.
Jim Hencin, Gainesville's block grant man-
ager, said the event was scheduled to take place
this year on Nov. 8, but due to pressure from
business leaders, the event may only last until
11:30 p.m. in accordance with the park's closing
The Gainesville City Commission on
Monday decided that, because the event would
not run overnight, they didn't need to vote for
or against the sleepout.
Instead, City Manager Russ Blackburn will
decide whether the event planners would be
issued a permit for the plaza.
"We should not interfere with that freedom
of self-expression," said Commissioner Craig
Lowe. "It does call attention to the plight of the
homeless, who do need help."
After the commission passed the decision to
Blackburn, local officials presented a Gainesville
Police report on crime in the
Around downtown area.
, .. : GPD Community Relations
Coordinator Sadie Darnell and
Capt. Willie Washington deliv-
ered the report that concluded crime downtown
rose 55 percent between January and the end of
March. During this period a homeless shelter at
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church downtown al-
lowed the homeless to stay overnight.
Darnell and Washington said that while citi-
zen complaints did increase during that period,
they could not establish a definite link between
the homeless and the increase in crime. Darnell
and Washington said the increase could have
been linked to downtown's bar scene, an in-
crease in area police patrols or violence against
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Costumed anime enthusiasts unite at conference
By JAMES RIGNEY
Labeed Choudhry, president of
GatorAnime, explained what to expect at last
weekend's Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006 Con,
billed as the biggest anime gathering in the
First of all, it's called a "Con," not a con-
vention. Second, he said, "Watch out for the
There is a campaign to educate Con guests
aboutbathing at least once a day. The "dos and
don't" section of the event's program advises
guests: "Do wash your hair, brush your teeth,
and bathe every day."
Choudhry also said to avoid the cross-
dressing "cosplayers" (an amalgam of "cos-
tume" and "player"). In the convention center
there were at least a dozen bearded Japanese
"Three-hundred pound guys shouldn't be
dressed up as schoolgirls," Choudhry said.
Fifteen members of the GatorAnime
group made the five-hour trek to Atlanta
on Thursday night. The Con opened Friday
morning in the Renaissance Waverly Hotel &
Cobb Galleria Centre.
The first thing that strikes a first-timer is
the horde of weapon-wielding cosplayers in
the convention hall.
Some held homemade wooden swords
taller than themselves,
posing as Final Fantasy Three-Ahun
VII's Cloud, Others car-
ried wooden crosses
and spears. One man dressed uI
wore a Dance Dance
Revolution control pad
like a smock.
The weapons policy was prominently
posted throughout the conference center:
"Metallic weapons such as swords, knives,
daggers and bayonets are prohibited in
convention area. This includes sheathed
swords. Whips and loose metal chains are
also not allowed."
From the hotel lobby, foot traffic flowed
into Artists' Alley, where artists 'set up
tables to sell drawings and music. Past
Artists' Alley was the Dealers' Room.
There, merchants from around the world
peddled swords, imported video games,
stuffed animals, action figures, kimonos,
Japanese pop music and other wares.
Jay Stone, 15, and his mom, Terri, were
shopping for swords Friday. Jay is an aspir-
red pound guys pher and Terri,
47, is an ele-
)ULDN' BE mentary school
as schoolgirls, teacher who en-
torAnime president weapons. They
had more than
10 swords in their house already.
Terri told her son that one large blade
looked as if it could cut down a charging
horse on a battlefield.
Elsewhere in the Dealers' Room, anime
voice actors and animators attracted long
lines of fans waiting to have their pur-
chased items signed.
Fans attracted attention, too.
Cosplayers dressed as Mario, Luigi,
Link from The Legend of Zelda, Sailor
Moon, various Pokemon characters and
other anime icons were asked to pose for
Those who stayed at the Waverly were
treated to 24 hours of anime programming.
Late at night, one 18-and-older room
showed "hentai" animations that featured
submissive girls being assaulted by ten-
tacled monsters. Hentai is Japanese anima-
tion that features sexually explicit material.
The convention cleaned up in the morn-
ing, and Saturday was the busiest day of
A baby-products convention was tak-
ing place in the same convention center. It
was common to see large furred creatures
wielding swords walking past new parents
In the center's Jocks & Jills Sports Grill,
sports fans in Georgia jerseys watched as
costumed adolescents passed by.
"What's going on?" a man at the bar
asked. The bartender explained it was an
anime convention. The man looked puzzled
for a second, then went back to his beer.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
The Student Senate chose two of its
own. lawmakers Tuesday night to re-
ceive awards at a banquet that will take
place this Spring.
Nine senators were nominated for
the John Michael Stratton Award for
Outstanding Senator and the Paul
Clark Memorial Award for Outstanding
Sen. Fei Long won
the award for best
senator, while Sen.
Lauren Asher clinched
the award -for best
.' ...*-. committee chairwom-
an. Asher heads the
Long and Communications
Long and Asher will not receive
prizes to go with their new titles until
Spring's Student Government banquet.
Their awards will be paid for with stu-
Earlier in the meeting, Alachua
County Sheriff Stephen Oelrich ad-
dressed student legislators about his
campaign for the state Senate.
He expressed his support for higher
tuition at UF because he expects it to
raise the university's prestige.
"I want to make sure we make this
college the prestigious college that
you all can observe and identify with,"
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Smith rallies behind former challenger for governor
DAVIS, from page 1
said. "We ought to swap that."
Davis followed Smith's
introduction, saying he and
Smith have spent countless
hours together on the cam-
paign trail, but this was the first
opportunity they had to speak
from a unified front.
"As our good friend (lieu-
tenant gubernatorial candidate)
Daryl Jones said, 'This is not
a race for governor, this is a
mission,' and this mission will
succeed because Daryl and
Rod and I will work together
and make it happen for every
Floridian in this state," Davis
Davis said he has a plan to
reduce the burden on taxpay-
ers. He wants to stop the infla-
tion of insurance and property
taxes, which has resulted from
the state trying to balance its
budget, he said.
He also wants to change
the use of the Florida
Test from a "political weapon"
to a "diagnostic tool."
"Charlie Crist says stay the
course," Davis said. "We do
not believe that folks want to
stay the course on the cost of
insurance in their home and
Andrea Morales / Alligator Staff
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis and former candidate Rod Smith talk to
reporters after a press conference Tuesday afternoon in front of City Hall.
business. We do not believe
that people want to stay the
course on crushing real estate
taxes. We do not believe that
Floridians want to stay the
course on our failure to invest
in our children and our schools.
The state is ready for change
and we are going to give them
change six.weeks from today."
Gainesville Mayor Pegeen
Hanrahan, Florida Democratic
Party chairwoman Karen
Thurman and members of
UF's Gators for Davis organi-
zation attended the speeches
"This is exactly the mes-
sage that Florida wants one
that affects us most," said
sophomore Zach Moller, vice
president of Gators for Davis.
"Jim Davis is a candidate who
is reaching out to Gainesville,
as well as to students across
the state, and a candidate that
is determined to make the
changes we have all been look-
ing forward to for quite some
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6, ALLIGATOR l WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
SG vote kicks off real
The Fall Student Government election ends tonight at
8 thank God but if you think election season is
winding down, think again. It's just getting started.
For the next 41 days, would-be governors, senators and sher-
iffs will spare no expense in singing their own praises and
telling you what a bunch of jerks their opponents are. You can't
hide. Whether it's a TV commercial, a radio spot or a highway
billboard, they'll get you somehow.
Not even the Internet is safe. Starting this month, political
candidates can buy ad space on Facebook.com. They can even
set up profiles, just like you so don't be surprised if Rep:
Katherine Harris "friends" you next week. Her interests include
Jesus Christ and Johnnie Walker Red Label, in case you were
wondering, and her favorite book is "Chicken Soup for the
Of course, Facebook won't get young people involved in
politics. It seems nothing will.
SWe've Rocked, Rapped, Folked and Square-Danced the
Vote. Remember Vote or Die? 50 Cent promised to come to your
house, ring your doorbell and murder you on the front porch if
you didn't pull a lever on Election Day, but did you? Probably
But why? Why doesn't our generation seem to care about
the House, the Senate or the president? We fight the wars they
start. We pay taxes and get federal education loans. In a couple
of decades, we'll have to pay down the huge debts they run up.
So vote now or regret it later, people.
The good news is that its not too late. If you're not registered
to vote, you've still got two weeks to register. In the meantime,
get informed. Get involved. Join the College Democrats, the
College Republicans hell, join the College Fascists if you
see them tabling on Turlington Plaza. Just do something. You'll
thank us later.
Priorities out of whack
A year ago, the
was home to at least
15,000 people. With no food
or clean water, no way out
of New Orleans and no-
where else to go, victims of
Hurricane Katrina poured
into the stadium, looking
for shelter. Some stayed for
as long as a week.
Now, one year and $186
million later, the Superdome
is up and running again. The
Saints played their first real
home game since Katrina on
Monday night and beat the
Falcons 23 to 3. Big deal.
New Orleans is still a
mess, football or no foot-
Less than half of the
pre-storm population has
returned to the city and
many who have come back
still live in emergency trail-
ers. Most homes still lack
electricity. Six of the nine
hospitals in New Orleans
are still closed. So are 34
percent of public schools.
But hey are you ready
for some football? It is a
Monday night party, after
Last month, on the
one-year anniversary of
Hurricane Katrina, every-
one from George W. Bush
to New Orleans Mayor
Ray Nagin promised to
rebuild the Big Easy. Good
But fixing the Superdome
with $115 million in federal
funding while the rest of
New Orleans rots seems
like a bad way to start.
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Knock it off with the cyn
or the last couple of weeks, UF has focused on
Student Government. Which party is best? Which is
worst? Who should I vote for? Should I vote at all?
These are important questions, but I see a bigger prob-
lem with the entire thing. Instead of worrying about the
shortcomings of each particular party which, in the
long run, are irrelevant we should think about what we Daniel Burro
can do to change that. But we don't. Dan Demar
What I want to address is our serious overabundance letters@alligator
of cynicism and impatience. That's the reason SG is a
lame duck. That's the reason our national government Rome wasn
continues to become ever more ridiculous, election to bu
So let's give it a rest already. people serving
I can't help but respect SG. Do I like everything national politic
they've done so far? Hell no! My God, ev
I think the recent budget legislation was a total crock. That's the p
But do you know the major difference between those changes overni
who involve themselves with SG and those who sit back That said,
and point out its shortcomings? It's the willingness to because a mac
try. doesn't meet
I'll illustrate my point. Who's smarter: the incompe- mean it's brok
tent moron who gets his way, or the person who lets would like, I u
him and simply complains about it later? I'll give you Let's not be
another. Who're the bigger fools: the impotent, big- we lose the ab
spending SG officials, or the apathetic and overly cyni- progress. And
cal students who allow them to take office? es to do sometl
Just something to think about next time you mouth won't come by
off about elections. Ultimately,
I realize it's easy not to care, and I also realize the in the "real wo
importance of not taking everything too seriously. But instantly. If we
we've gone overboard when we take nothing seriously, apathetic when
then deride those who do. Daniel Burro
Cynicism is a waste of everyone's time if action appears on Wed?
The other problem is that our
society our generation espe-
cially is addicted to expedi-
ency. If something doesn't work
now right the hell now then
ughs it must be broken. We want in-
d stant action and instant results.
rorg Never mind that some things by
their very nature take time.
't built in a day. It takes more than one
ild an effective SG. It takes multiple
multiple terms in office to build a solid,
en Easy Mac takes 3.5 minutes to cook.
art that loses people. The only thing that
.ght is the date.
we should try to understand that just
:hine, a system or a political structure
expectations immediately, that doesn't
en. If my computer runs slower than I
pgrade it. I don't toss it out the window.
so caught up in our own cynicism that
ility to fix our own problems and make
when we finally get off our sarcastic ass-
hing about it, let's remember that change
the time the ballot hits the box.
things like college elections don't matter
rld." But people's attitudes don't change
're apathetic now, we'll probably still be
it really matters: once we leave UF.
ughs is a philosophy freshman. His column
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should Tuesday's question: Is fixing the
RTS have a bus route to the CLAS debt UF President Bernie
Gainesville Airport? Machen's responsibility?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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Letters to C.e- ..:
UF, CLAS both headed in wrong direction
I am an emeritus professor of English who
came to UF in 1981 as one of the first in a series
of senior hires designed to create a nationally
prominent department. I was lured in part by
UF's ambition to become one of the leading pub-
lic universities in the country an ambition I've
heard repeated countless times over the years.
But now, needless to say, I believe that not only
the English department, but the entire university
is headed in the wrong direction. The liberal arts
are the foundation of any great university, and
the English department is the flagship of the hu-
manities. There is no great university without a
first-rate English department. The present plans
for the department will damage it irreparably.
What bright undergraduate will want to come
here for an advanced degree? Who will want
to hire doctoral graduates from such a compro-
Perhaps UF can no longer sustain strong pro-
grams in the humanities, much less continue to
build stronger ones. If that is the case, the admin-
istration should accept the fact that UF is going
to be second-rate and stop talking about compet-
ing with major public universities that receive
proper financial support from more enlightened
states. The combination of the university's ambi-
tions with its proposed cuts in the humanities is
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By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
A finance magazine has named
UF the country's No. 2 best value
in public colleges, behind the
University of North Carolina at
At $3,200 a year, UF has the
lowest tuition of any school listed
in Kiplinger's Personal Finance
magazine's top 10 best values.
The magazine is based out of
Washington, D.C., and focuses
on family and business finances.
The University of California, San
Diego ranked at No. 8 charg-
es double UF's tuition.
But the magazine looks at more
than raw tuition costs to rank the
universities. Instead, it ranks
them by what a student actually
has to pay to attend factoring
in financial aid.
According to Kiplinger's, in-
state students at UF pay $3,200 in
tuition and fees plus about $6,800
for books and living costs. But the
price drops to about $6,400 after
factoring in the
UF average need-
aid package. But
according to UF, in-state tuition is
Another Florida school, New
College, dropped one spot from
last year to No. 6 in the rankings.
The school costs about $11,000 to
Almost two-thirds of the
magazine's scoring weight comes
from academic quality, which is
measured by factors such as stu-
dent-faculty ratio and the number
of students in last year's fresh-
man class who scored 600 points
or above on the math and verbal
components of SAT.
UF Provost Janie Fouke said
the university does well in many
areas except the student-faculty
ratio. With UF's current prices,
the university could -double its
tuition and still compete in these
rankings, she said.
"That's probably what we need
to do," Fouke said about doubling
tuition. More money would help
UF decrease its student-faculty
"Students deserve a better stu-
dent-faculty ratio," she said. "We
do well and will continue to do
well even if our tuition is higher."
The Board of Trustees, UF's
highest governing body, already
has control of graduate and out-of-
state tuition. There is currently no
indication that the state will hand
over control of in-state tuition to
the university, Fouke said.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9
Freshman's sticker campaign grabs attention
RUTGER, from page 1
haven't saved a life yet."
The Rutger craze has gener-
ated huge success for Myers,
"A lot of people have added
me on Facebook because of the
stickers," he said.
To date, Myers has befriend-
ed more than 1,020 people on
the popular networking Web
site, and plans to expand that
number even further.
"When I was in high school,
everyone pretty much knew
Stu ent who I was," he
Life said. "When I
found out I was
going to UF, I
wanted to keep that going. So
I figured what better way than
Octavian Cantilli, Alligator
Kurt "Rutger" Myers has friended more than 1,000 people on
Facebook.com after having planted stickers with his nickname
on them all over campus.
Before coming to UF, Myers
had tried stunts like this before.
Originally, he wanted to use
fliers but decided that stickers
would last longer.
Myers hopes that having
thousands of contacts will
come in handy in the future,
as he eventually would like to
start a business, he said.
His quest has not been with-
out controversy, however. Two
of four Facebook groups dedi-
cated to Myers are decidedly
"I think it's awesome,"
Myers said. "When I saw the
first anti-Rutger group had
been created, I joined it imme-
diately and invited like 900 of
my friends to join, too."
It wasn't long before the
group kicked him out, he said.
"I don't know why it both-
ers people," Myers said. "I'm
just trying to have a good time
After the stickers began
appearing on light poles and
newspaper boxes, the anti-
Rutger groups began encour-
aging members to remove the
"A lot of the people in the
anti-groups are actually my
friends, but then there are a
bunch of people who really
seem like they don't like me,"
Myers said."I really am just try-
ing to have a good time."
Although he has no immediate
plans to litter the campus with
more stickers, other things might
be used instead, he said.
Addresses spur confusion
VOTING, from page 1
the mistake was pointed out, said Jordan McBee, an economics
junior. McBee is running for the Beaty seat with the Swamp Party.
Both the Beaty seat and the Family Housing seat are uncon-
Aungst was notified of the problem Tuesday morning, and he
said the error affected fewer than 25 students.
"We contacted every student affected, and it was a very negligible
amount of votes," Aungst said. "Plus, (the affected students) live
there, so they can just go back and vote."
For some students, the task of going to'a polling location was still
an inconvenience in itself.
Sue Reiber, a nursing senior, said she liked the voting process bet-
ter during last year's Fall and Spring elections, when students voted
with computers around campus.
"I found that it was more convenient because you could (vote) at
any polling location," Reiber said.
She added the polling locations for off-campus students were not
located near her classes, causing minor inconvenience.
Alligator writer Jessica DaSilva contributed to this report.
If you live on campus, vote at:
Keys. Springs. Tolbert. Graham, Hume. Lakeside,
Murphree. Broward. Jennings, Rawlings. Beatv Towers.
Yulee. Corry Village, Southwest Recreation Center,
If you live off campus, vote at:
College of Law. Southwest Recreation Center,
Communicore, Norman Hall, Reitz Union. New
Engineering Building, Turlington. Matherly
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
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RETURNS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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BECOME A UF FIJI.
Phi Gamma Delta (nicknamed Fiji) is looking for gentlemen who excel
in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics, and community service to
restart its "Tradition of Excellence" at UF.
Join us at one of the following 20-minute info sessions to learn more:
Wednesday, Sept. 27..........Reitz Union Room 286..........6:30pm & 7:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 28..........Reitz Union Room 346......... 12:00pm & 1:00pm
Thursday, Sept. 28..........Reitz Union Room 284..........6:30pm & 7:30pm
If you want to make the most out of your UF experience:
Contact Kurt Niebuhr or Dennis DitullioQat (859) 797-6599
or email@example.com and visit our website at www.phigam.org.
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OSUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
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sewer, pest control & garbage. Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066. 12-6-72-2
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Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
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2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
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2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals 23 Rides
4 Roommates. 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
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Call for specials 377-2801
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PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
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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
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
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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-
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Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhse/pool/tennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
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Il For Rent
U 1 unfurnished
WALK TO UFI 1st MONTH FREE 3BR 3BA
& 4BR 4BA starting at $1200/rent,
washer/dryer, alarm system & lots more!
801 NW3rd Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2 BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SW Archer Rd #404N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealesatat.com 9-29-24- 2
WALK TO UF! 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
CLOSE TO UF
3416 NW 7th Ave. 3BR/2BA $1000/mo.
Contact Michael 331-2100 10-5-20-2
Campus Edge 3BR/2.5BA
FREE RENT until 1/1/07
With a year lease $1250/mo
20+ Properties Availablel
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modeled kitchen, large great room, fireplace,
private back yard, 2 car garage, 2257 NW 11
Ave, $1400. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
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Great for shoestring budget, 2BR, pets OK,
newly remodeled, close to UF, 2030 SE 45
Terr, $550/mo. Edbaurmanagement.com
1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 9-29-14-2
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,
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8 I unfurnished
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large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
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352-870-0904, 352-318-4553 9-29-12-2
Walk to UF, 2 bed/1 bath, 2 pools, Available
today. All new tile, bathroom, kitchen. Cat
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*NW 39th Ave. Lg 2BR/2BA + Ig loft w/costly
laminated wood-looking floor, C/AC, carpet-
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685.*Nice 2BR/2BA, patio w/gate, trees,
part utils pd $560-575 373-8310, 219-3937
CHEAP RENTI 2BR 1.5BA townhouse,
W/d hookups, 1st month free, $495/rent
5320-C NW 20th Court
Carl Turlinton Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 2BAwith
2 car carport, w/d hookups, $895/rent
3224 NW48th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDSIUF 2BR
1BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
w/d hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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/1.5BAtownhouse 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 10-3-10-2
OAK GLADE APTS
Spacious 1BR apt. Sublease until Dec. W/D
connection. Enclosed courtyard. $565/mo.
Please call 352-262-9023 please Iv mssg.
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
I1 For Rent
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
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
VINTAGE VIEW TOWNHOUSE
Approx 1700 sq ft. 3BR/2.5BA, screened
porch & garage. $995/mo. Lutz Realty Group
- 352-373-2605 10-2-7-2
3 BLOCKS FROM UF
2BR. $800/mo incl water & trash. $400/per
BR. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, laundry on
site. Call Kim 494-6009. 320 #3 SW 10th St.
ONLY 1 UNITAVAILABLE 10-5-1.0-2
Beautiful, Historic Baxter House
2 blocks from campus near campus town at
1013 SW 4th Avenue, 4 large BR/2BA, wood
floors, walls staircase, barrel ceilings, fire-
place, sunny enclosed porch, DW, W/D, new
HA/C. $530/month + utilities. 352-275-1259
MILL RUN CONDO
SW 20th St. 2BR/2.5BA. Perfect
for roommates. Pool, bus route, W/D.
$850 per month. 904-382-0286
Apt for rent in Brandywine condos on Archer
Rd 2BR/1BA. Within 5 mi of UF, Shands,
Buler Plaza, Regal Movie Theater & 1-75. Tile
in kitchen, liv rm & BA, carpet in BRs. Back
porch. Please call 352-262-2828 9-28-5-2
Bellamy Forge 2/1.5, clean, new kit/baths,
W/D, pool, tennis, pest, water inc. & more.
1st-last, -sec. No pets, smoke free. $900/mo.
1BR apartment w/private gated courtyard.
2 miles from Shands & VA.
Pets arranged. 352-377-2150 10-23-20-2
Historic Baxter House
1013 SW 4th Avenue
Located less than 2 blocks from campus,
this unique, two-story, historic home has 4
bedrooms and 2 baths and 1800 sq.ft. As
one would expect from a luxury home of this
era, it includes wood-paneled walls, barrel
vaulted ceilings, private sunroom, large
bedrooms, hardwood floors, washer & dryer,
fireplace, new HA/C, built-in shelves, sun-
room, and is alarm system ready. Available
immediately for $2,120/month + utilities
Call today and ask for Bob Tucker at 275-
1259 Email: ATucker458@aol.com 10-10-
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
BRAND NEW EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA
condo for rent. Avail now! Off Archer Road
& 34th Street. $900/mo. Call 352-745-6938
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
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. 9-28-8-3
SMASTER BR in 3/3. Great location near
Shands in Oxford Manor. Utils incl. Furn.
Avail next semester. Call 305-323-8198 9-
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
*Perfect Spring Sublease*
Beautiful 1/1 apts. Only a 2 min walk to
business classes! Hardwood floors! Avail
mid-Dec. $639/Mo. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to sublease whole unit: 2BR/2.5BA
beautiful luxury townhouse apt @ Hampton
Oaks. Can move in this Oct. Free last month
rent, just pay sublease transfer fee'.inter-
ested call (352) 333-9765. 10-11-14-3
2BR/1BA in Sun Bay (SW16th Ave.)
From October 1 (10months) $565/mo +elec.
First month FREE. Some stuff free too.
Call 352-376-5942 (after 7PM) 9-29-4-3
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
A roommate wanted to share 2BR/2BA
condo near UF. Rent is $475. Utilities not
included. Ph 352-303-3368 9-29-24-4
2 females looking for 3rd in 3BR/3BA con-
do in prime residential area. 15 min from
UF. Close to Park & Ride. Large kitchen &
living rms. Patio. Internet, cable TV, WID,
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-
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 flrw/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 + 1/4 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.
I Need a Roommate!!
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA furn
townhouse. Next to pool. Close to Oaks Mall.
$500/mo which inclds cable, intemet, & utils
up to $100. Call 386-795-4360 10-5-15-4
1BR/1BA MASTER BR
in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent
$400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/mo incl all utils. large yard, quiet neigh-
borhood. Call Mike 372-7387 10-2-10-4
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
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,2006
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 Biasfca 352-514-4124 9-27-10-4
Female roommate needed for room in
Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent around $530/
mo. Call 727-501-2554 10-4-10-4
Male UF student looking for roommate.
Great house, 1 block from campus. $600/mo.
Call Chris 610-212-3210 10-5-10-4
Female roommates needed in condo 1 mile
from UF, $425/mo includes cable, internet,
utilities, pool, + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route. 262-2871 10-20-20-4
Liberal male roommate, NS, for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Furn, close to Shands & UF. $450/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg. 9-29-5-4
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 10-20-20-4
Lg. room w/kitchen privileges pvt BA.
Double closet, finished w/trundle bed,
dresser, TV, W/D, NS, 1st, & last. $375/mo
+1/3 utils. & cable TV. $100 sec. deposit .&
refs req. Avail 10/1 384-0111 or 692-4448
Room for rent'
$330/mo. + 1/4 utilities
University Terrace Gainesville
Contact Kendall Barnes
386-365-2304 ASAP 10-3-5-4
M/F, NS to share 2BR/2.5BA Southfork Oaks
townhome (near Target) Unfurn master BR
w/pvt BA avail. W/D, no pets, student or prof.
$345/mo + 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Evan 335-
i,.. your house, condo, acreage, mobile-
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
ckron 5 are
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~sellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
* II Real Estate
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
.utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new 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 NW 7th PI. $237,500.
352-373-6080 or 352-281-4774 9-29-29-5
TIRED OF RENTING?
Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent.
Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig
www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott
Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678
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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.
SVenture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
0**** CREEKS EDGE *****
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
1/1 condo in peaceful setting. $90,000 new
tile, very cute and cozy. Perfect for a student
who wants to invest. Close to 441. Please
call 352-376-7803. 9-28-5-5
*00005 MIN TO UF**OOO
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
SMICROFIBER 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 wlwarranty. 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 Kingl 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEWI MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still.in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
) all Furnishings
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 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
.Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
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*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Nice ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, large
$75, *SOFA nice $75, 0 full size BED $50,,
new CARPET 12x12 $75, 0 25" color TV
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Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
., g Aili. TAP' E CM5 LAMMOWER
$50. Call 335-5326 9-29-38-6
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6 1-8-118-7
* FUTON SET, frame, mattress & cover.
Wood, exc cond $125.
* TV ENTERTIANMENT CENTER, black,
holds large TV. Photos posted on craigslist
w/ad. 352-246-3615 9-27-3-6
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
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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
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
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
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
GET CHEAP TEXTBOOKS
Compare 24 bookstores instantly!
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00000* PS2 0000*0
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
0 1 Motorcycles, Mopeds]
Yamaha Seca II 1992 600cc
Black.ln good condition & runs great. Less
than 11K miles $2000. Call 352-258-0134
BRAND NEW SCOOTER -
50cc Scooter. Call Bryan 631-513-1824 9-
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CA,9
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSell@Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS e LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
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-
BOOKS FOR SALE
Thousands of used books in all categories.
13201 CR 2054 newer downtown Alachua.
Every Wed. noon-7pm or by appt. 378-6370
l Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
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
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
. E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
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
MOPED 50cc 4 stroke 800 miles 2006
Asking $950 352-375-2031
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
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
1988 VOLVO 240 WAGON
Great utility station wagon for around town.
Moving must sell $1000 or best offer. 352-
Continued on next page.
96 Nissan Sentra 1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499
92 Honda Accord 1999
90 Audi 1999
95 Mazda Protege 1999
92 Cadillac 299
91 Lincoln 299
14, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
SADIE DARNELL4 SHERIFF
"The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
SADIE DARNELL4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster Convertible.
Titanium exterior. Black all leather interior.
5 speed.'Extended warranty.
34,000 miles $20,000 10-16-20-12
Fix-up Corolla '91
Excellent interior, 4 tires and chrome rims.
Wrecked front. Great for parts. $800 OBO.
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:
* Gold *" Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* 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*
201 Southeast 2nd Ave, unit 205
WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
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for details. 12-6-72-14
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between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
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For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS -
$6.40- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd flr above credit union)
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 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 our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
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 Spanish/English bilingual speakers
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645. 9-29-33-14
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, 2E. University Ave. Downtown
TCBY Now hiring
Apply in person at Thornebrook Village
Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14
Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*** SOCCER COACHESOOO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
HearAgain CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
FULL OR PART TIME
MUST BE MECHANICAL
BERTIE HEATING &
AIR CONDITIONING, INC.
1730 NE 23rd AVE GAINESVILLE, LF.
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 yr com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn:
ABC FINANCIAL is one of the Largest Equip-
ment Finance companies in the US. Make
extra $$ in your spare time. Take advantage
of our phenomenal growth. Start your future
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) ll Help Wanted
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call
Wells @ 352-219-1183 9-27-10-14
Now hiring for all kitchen positions. Apply
Mon-Fri between 2. & 4pm. 3501 SW 2nd
$6.50/hr. Parttime. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 9-28-10-14
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring re-
sume to: 2020 NW 6th ST. 10-5-20-14
Find a Job. Get Great Deals.
Movies, Games, & More.
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
*21 Help Wanted
Dependable, computer knowledge required,
flexible hours. Email resume:
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.
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
Light typing. Filing. Answer phones. 372-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 15
m1 Help Wanted ) 1 Help Wanted ) Help Wanted
PLANTING, MOWING AND MULCHING.
Person needed for lawn and garden care.
Flexible hours. Home located in North Gville
area. $10/hr. Fax resume to 386-462-7935
BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great $!
Serious workers only! Apply in person 5 SE
2nd Ave. 10-10-15-14
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
(DOB 08/22/68); 5'08",
200 Ibs, Black Hair,
with Deadly Weapon
and Fail to Appear on
Call (352) 372-STOP
MUSIC & DRAMA DIRECTOR
02B KIDS! 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
Technician Needed FT/PT
Tues a must.
Please apply in person
Institute of Veterinary Spec.
7520 W. University Ave. 9-28-5-14
PT LABORER, ASSISTANT, HANDYMAN
& YARDWORKER. Reliable transportation.
$8-10/hr depending on experience 376-3246
Wendy's at Shands is nowhiring for all shifts
for Fall term. Competitive starting pay with bi-
annual raises, paid vacation, meal benefits
and flexible schedules. Ideal for students
living on or off campus. Weekend availability
highly desirable. Stop by and fill out an ap-
plication today! 10-19-20-14
Immediate Openings Gainesville Area:
*PT Custodian -
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
*Custodial Contract Supervisor:
FT with Benefits
*Rest Area Contract Supervisor
at Paynes Prairie Rest Area.
FT with Benefits -
Call and leave message with Carla Davis
at 352-274-1717 or Lynn Briant at 386-527-
8948 DFWP/EOE/M/F/D/V, Equal Access
Earn $7 an hour handing out flyers!
Wanted: On-campus flyer team for UF and
Santa Fe campuses. Please call 378-3064
for more information. 9-28-5-14
Campus Reps Needed!
New, fun Gaineville business looking for hard
working UF and Santa Fe students to be on-
campus reps to help advertise. Performance
based pay. Call 378-3064 for more informa-
FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE
OFFICE MANAGEMENT I ADMIN.
ASSISTANT. MUST BE FOCUSED,
INDEPENDENT & RELAIBLE. SEND
COMFORT INN WEST
Now hiring PT Front Desk and Night Audit.
Flexible scheduling, please apply in person
3440 SW40th Blvd. 9-28-5-14
AUTOCAD DRAFTING. PART TIME
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE M-F. MECHANICAL
AND ARCHITECTURAL KNOWLEDGE.
KNOWLEDGE OF SOLIDWORKS
HELPFUL. MUST BE DEPENDABLE.
CAMEO DEVELOPMENT CORP. E-MAIL
RESUME TO LAKOTAINDUSTRIES@YAH
OO.COM, CALL (352) 375-4139 EXT. 106.
AUTO LEARN & EARN
Community svc thru AmeriCorps. Be a me-
chanic, learn auto repair. 900/hrs/1 yr com-
mitment 18 hrs/wk + wkly pay + cash edca-
tion award. Call Coach, 371-6792 9-29-5-14
3 NEW NIGHTCLUBS
BARTENDERS, SHOOTERS COCKTAIL
SERVERS, BEER TUB, PROMOTERS,
DJ'S, BANDS, FILM CREW, CASHIERS,
MC'S, DANCERS, MODELS. INTERVIEWS
TO BE HELD 9/26 9/28 9/29 10/2 10/4 4-
8PM CLUB MIAMI/ TEXAS BULL BUMP
NYC 238 WEST UNIVERSITY BLVD,
Potential earnings between $14-$20/hrl
Make your own schedule. Fun environment,
great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663
i 7 1. H N It I fl 14 I I IN 1
Technical Support Specialist position
requires a B.S. degree in Business or
Engineering or equivalent professional
experience in a manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of and experience in Lean/
Progressive Manufacturing and Quality
principles. Provide technical; conduct
standard cost & capacity analyses; prepare
project feasibility studies & plans. Prepare
justifications and recommend capital equip
investments. Provide cross-functional Project
Management support to other areas of the
business, measure and report on Business
Unit results in Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety
and Moral. Constructively participate in a
team based work environment.
Regeneration Techniologies processes
and sterilizes human tissue into allograft im-
plants for orthopedic, oral maxillofacial, uri-
nary and cardiovascular surgeries. For more
details, please visit www.rtix.com or apply in
person; Reception Building. 11621 Research
Circle, Alachua, FL 32616 Monday Friday
8am-5pm. EOE/AA DFWP 10-2-5-14
PT Receptionist needed for busy salon.
Must be friendly, efficient & have
neat appearance. Apply in person.
Gallery of Hair Delign.
5109 NW 39th Ave. 10-2-5-14
Office Assistant fast paced child care center.
Must be computer literate. Good phone,
organizational & people skills a must. FT,
comp salary & benefits. Fax resume: 352-
846-0503, email@example.com, no calls pis.
PT HELP NEEDED
THE VILLAGE MARKET & COFFEE SHOP.
Haile Plantation. Call for directions only 380-
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
FARAHS ON THE AVENUE
Now hiring exp prep cook & dishwashers.
Part time. Apply M-Thurs 2-4, 1120 W. Univ
Come to work with a smile! Atris Technology
seeks a full time cheerful customer and
network support technician. This position
requires excellent oral communication skills
and a customer first attitude. Your.duties
would include telephone/e-mail/on-site
support and implementation of custom soft-
ware, hardware and infrastructures at local
& remote customer sites. Software testing
& documentation as necessary is also re-
quired. Successful candidates will travel and
possess ability to perform under pressure.
Primary technologies you'll work with include
our custom suite of financial applications,
MS Windows 2000/2003/XP, Linux, Cisco
routers, HP switches, VPNs, Tis, etc. The
ideal candidate would have at.least 2 years
experience in an IT environment and a drive
to learn new technologies. Since 1996, Atris
Technology has been an innovation leader
in the financial software sector. If you're
interested in a career growth position & a
strong compensation package with a high
paced technology firm, email or fax resume
& salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org or (352)
Entry Level Accounting. Accounts
Receivable responsibilities include daily
invoice review; research, verify and process
credits; -post payments; prepare bank state-
ments and assist with collections. Accounts
Payable Responsibilities include process-
ing invoices; distributing weekly payment
batches; maintaining invoices and files; and
reconciliation vendor statements. Knowledge
of Windows based office productivity tools,
and a high school diploma is required.
Send cover letter, resume and salary his-
tory to email@example.com. For
more information about Exactech, Inc. and
this opportunity please visit www.exac.com
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53L- 3-D0 3 '+0 wwW.IUtISaW.cUI I 12-O-2 -1U
ITIVtL MATH TUTOR
"" v "First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
merica's #1 Travel Magazine is looking 10-6-40-15
for a motivated individual to sell National
Advertising. Earn $10,000 for a single
sale! No experience necessary. (You just
have to know people in high places!) For
more information, call Rod at 352-284-7445.
Advertising Sales Reps Be part of the
exciting world of Internet Marketing!
GatorSavings.com is seeking energetic pro-
fessionals with strong customer service and
computer skills. Outside sales exp a plus.
Weekly earnings potential $1,000 to $1,500.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or
fax 352-264-7705. 10-3-5-14
G l Services
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
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
MATH TUTOR UF Masters
Call for appt. Leave Message 376-2351.
Beginner to Advanced $26/hr. Hank Wilcox
UF, Santa Fe courses. Special courses
(exam reviews, dancing etc.) 9-28-5-15
H l HealthServices ,
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
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Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
Ladies, get fit, get fun, get nature! *
Ride San Felasco bicycle trails with Don as
your guide! Tighten up and lighten up! Only
$2 entrance fee. Call 352-215-7987
OYou need assertiveness training also!*
Continued on next page.
Event Marketing Rep needed to execute bar
promotions and events in Gainesville, man-
age staff, inventory, budget and reporting
for 8-10 wk. liquor promo. Must have trans-
portation, computer, credit card. Work from
your location, excellent pay. Send resume to
3010 SWArcher Rd Now hiring guys & gals.
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. Foi more info or to
schedule an interview; please call 256-3323
TO TEACH AGES 4-12 FUN SCIENCE S
PT, 10-15hr/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
able a must. 333-0108 apply online
Ellis World Alliance Corporation is seek-
ing a qualified Administrative Assistant/
Receptionist for an international construction/
engineering firm. This position ensures that
our clients consistently have a positive and
welcoming experience and requires a "will
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Columnists debate whether race played a factor in fans' booing of Leak
In 1991, Michael Jackson released a con-
troversial song and video for "Black or
Part of the song states the obvious: "It
don't matter if you're black or white."
Funny how things come full circle.
Chris Leak, UF's starting quarterback
and Heisman Trophy candidate, con-
siders Michael his favorite artist. Now,
more than ever, Leak might want to sing
his ideal's lyrics for strength.
Before you continue, you must do me
a favor: Put aside your biases and social
viewpoints on race.
Now, let me say this: As a Caucasian
watching the Swamp accost Leak on
Saturday, and as a reporter who has cov-
ered Leak and the Gators for three years,
race was a factor.
Not the primary factor. Maybe not
even the secondary factor. But it was
there nonetheless clear as day, yet as
shrouded as night.
Because the Swamp did not just boo
Leak halfheartedly. If you were there,
you know that the jeers seemed to start
on cue. They were concerted. They were
vicious. They were intentional.
If you were there, you also noticed
how the brunt of the boos came from the
UF alumni. And it's no secret that older
people in Florida maintain a different
view on race than younger generations.
Of course, we all know that Ingle
Martin, who is white, was booed in favor
of Leak in 2003. Well, I've got news for
you: Martin wasn't a Heisman candidate,
and the Gators weren't undefeated.
When a majority of home fans boo
their own star quarterback, there is
something peculiar in the works. Some
say the boos were
for Meyer. My
question is: What
is the need for boo-
ing a coach who is
replacing one good
LOuis quarterback with a
Anastasis great one?
Louis in the Bullpen Just consider
firstname.lastname@example.org one Alligator edi-
torial in Tuesday's
paper, in which an attending fan wrote,
"I overheard one fan wishing Leak
would break his rib cage."
So what does this statement have to
do with wanting Tebow to stay in the
Most of us cannot bear the possibility
that humans could possibly be riddled
by racial motives when deciding who
they would like to lead the Gators to the
Yet this is the exact reality we are fac-
ing when discussing Leak versus Tim
Tebow. Black quarterback and white
quarterback. An out-of-state North
Carolinian and a homegrown Christian.
When Mike Freeman wrote that some
UF fans didn't want to see Leak break
Danny Wuerffel's records because of his
skin color, I laughed. Not anymore.
It seems like nobody will even admit
they booed Leak in the first place. That's
OK. Those of you who would rather
have a white quarterback do well at UF
than a black one know who you are.
Which is why Michael wrote the fol-
lowing lyrics in that controversial song;
lyrics that now apply to Leak:
"Don't tell me you agree with me
when I saw you kicking dirt in my eye."
he comments by Louis in the Bullpen
The boos weren't for Chris Leak.
Leak's teammate said so. UF coach Urban
Meyer said so. Most importantly, the fans said
While other players side-stepped the ques-
tion regarding what happened when Tim
Tebow exited in the game and Leak entered,
wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius did provide
"I guess they want to see [Tebow] run the
ball more," Cornelius said.
No mention of Leak.
From watching what happened, it seemed
like the fans reacted spontaneously to the sub-
No matter who was replacing Tebow, be it
Leak, Jarred Fayson or even Percy Harvin, the
jeers would have came down.
They wanted to see Tebow make another
20-yard run or stiff-arm another defender to
I can't blame them.
Though Tebow has yet to prove himself
with his arm like Leak has, the Gator Nation
has embraced his die-hard, head-first mental-
He's the anti-Leak. Leak slides 1 yard short
of a first down, and Tebow stays in bounds to
gain an extra yard.
That attitude may cause him to suffer a seri-
ous injury down the road, but that column's for
That's not to say the Gator Nation hates
Leak. Everybody should know by now that the
senior gives UF the best chance to win.
If the fans were booing anybody, it might
have been Meyer for making the decision.
"I think they were booing me," Meyer said.
"Someone said that, I
think my wife she's
smarter than anybody
she said, 'Don't
"',-- ) worry about the booing
Nick Zaccardi because they were boo-
Nick-el Coverage But the fans are the
email@example.com only ones who can tell
the real story, and they
turned out in record numbers Monday to re-
count what happened.
The alligatorSports.org poll question
Monday had 1,202 total votes, the most in the
poll's short-lived history.
It asked what fans' feelings were on Leak
Sixty-one percent of voters were angry with
the boos. More importantly, 30 percent said the
boos were not for Leak.
Only three percent agreed with the booing
So, 91 percent of online users disagreed
I'd prefer not to address the race issue, but
since my colleague brought it up, I'l voice my
Here's why race has very little if any-
thing to do with it:
Three years ago, fans booed Ingle Martin, a
white quarterback, in favor of Leak, the fresh-
man stud at the time.
Just last year, fans raved about Josh Portis, a
black quarterback, to challenge Leak.
Last Saturday after the game, fans cheered
Leak after he finished an ESPN interview as
he ran off the field pointing his index finger
in the air.
When that happened, I didn't see any fans
pointing back with a different finger.
SThe 1928 Gators squad is considered the first Dale Van Sickel, the Gators were a fast and slick
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C o n rover S The one loss, however, was not without The Gators charged that Tennessee had soaked
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Tennessee in the season's final game, UF would be a warm front had melted the turf, resulting in the A
invited to play in the Rose Bowl. muddy conditions.
An invitation may have already been extended to In either case, Tennessee won the game 13-12,
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'Bama tailback looks to bounce back against Gators
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
With former quarterback Brodie Croyle gone and wide re-
ceiver Tyrone Prothro still recovering from a broken left leg he
suffered against UF last season, Alabama knew it would need
its star running back to step up in 2006.
Four games into the season, the Crimson Tide are still wait-
"He's been a marked man before we even went into the sea-
son," Alabama offensive coordinator Dave Rader said. "So we
need to help him out a little. No one wants it to happen more
With Alabama (3-1) set to play against the No. 5 Gators (4-0)
in Gainesville on Saturday, the Crimson Tide will likely need
& a much better performance from run-
'o 1r0-- 6- ning back Kenneth Darby in order to
6, 3 S have any chance to pull off the upset.
iIA -C-hi Darby is the Crimson Tide's leading
rusher, with 258 yards on the ground,
but he is averaging just 3 yards per
carry and has failed to get into any kind of rhythm this season.
He also has yet to find the end zone in 77 carries.
With Darby struggling, Alabama coach Mike Shula has
considered the option of giving more carries to backup tailback
Jimmy Johns, whose average of 5.2 yards per carry is more than
2 yards higher than Darby's. Shula insists, however, that it is no
knock on Darby..
"KD's a guy who's been a bell cow for us," Shula said.
"We've always kind of gone with the guys who have hot
hands. It's something we'll look at."
In fact, Shula said some of the reasons for Darby's lack of
success are not in the running back's control.
"The productivity, or the lack of it, wasn't just 34 (Darby's
number)," Shula said. "Sometimes, on the offensive line, we
had a couple miscommunications ... You don't make a decision
on a certain player here or there based on one guy if there are
Regardless of how he is playing this year, the Gators are
preparing for the Kenneth Darby who rushed for 1, 242 yards
in 2005. The same Kenneth Darby who rushed for 101 yards in
Alabama's 31-3 thrashing of UF.
"He's still that same back," UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"I think they have a couple of new linemen. I think they've
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Alabama senior running back Kenneth Darby runs against the Gators during UF's 31-3 loss to the Crimson Tide last
season. Darby rushed for 101 yards in that game, but he is struggling this season.
played some pretty good teams. But he's still the same kid."
The UF players aren't buying into Darby's struggles, either.
"Darby's a pretty good running back," linebacker Earl
Everett said. "He's probably one of the better running backs
that we're going to face this year."
Darby will face his toughest test of the early season
Saturday, as UF's run defense is ranked first in the Southeastern
Conference and fourth in the.nation. The Gators are holding
opponents to just 42 rushing yards per game and an average of
1.8 yards per carry.
"We take a lot of pride in that," UF defensive end Jarvis
Moss said. "That is our goal every week ... to stop the other
team's running game."
Despite the odds, Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson
is confident Darby will break out of his slump.
"They're probably not as good numbers as he wants them
to be," Wilson said. "Hell bounce back, and we're hoping this
week he gets over the hump."
Meyer hopes to keep practice dry with indoor facility
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
and NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writers
Still aggravated by the rain that spoiled
his team's routine Sept. 19, UF coach Urban
Meyer said a plan could be in the works for an
indoor practice facility.
"I think we're going to get an indoor [fa-
cility]," Meyer said. "[UF athletics director
Jeremy Foley and I] talked about it a bubble
or something. We need something to practice
Saturday, Meyer blamed himself for a
sloppy 26-7 Kentucky win.
When torrential rain hit Gainesville for
several hours one week ago, the coach had
his players practice in the O'Connell Center
"Obviously, we don't have an indoor fa-
cility, so there was no preparation that took
place on Tuesday," Meyer said. "We can't have
UF's routine was thrown off course, and
the Gators did not watch film like they usu-
"That won't happen again," Meyer said:
"That's not fair to our players or our coaches.
That's the first time it ever happened.... That
was a coaching error."
WILSON CONTINUES TO IMPROVE: Right
guard Ronnie Wilson practiced yet again
Tuesday and should play Saturday against
"He practiced today, but they had him
limited," Meyer said. "He certainly can't play
a whole game, but he'll certainly be in the
Wilson fractured his left ankle during fall
camp. Drew Miller has started in his place.
quently started in Miller's
natural right tackle posi-
tion. Meyer has not com-
mitted to whether Medder
will eventually surrender
his starting spot to Wilson.
Also, freshman receiver
Wilson Percy Harvin practiced in
a limited role. Harvin con-
tinues to recover from a left high ankle sprain
and will play against Alabama.
UTILITY MAN: Brandon James isn't so special
The Mighty Mouse freshman turned heads
as a kick returned, then on punt returns.
Now, the St. Augustine native is getting his
chance at running back.
"Today, we played him at some tailback,
so there's a chance," Meyer said in reference
to James possibly getting carries against
Alabama. "He's got to take care of that ball.
That's the biggest thing with him is taking
care of it. He's elusive, and he's fast. Hell be
involved in the tailback position."
Since returning from a right tom meniscus,
James has averaged 9.4 yards per punt return
and 20 yards on three kick returns.
He had one touchdown called back on a
penalty and was tripped by the Tennessee
punter on another return against the
'Volunteers two weeks ago.
N 1997: UF defeats Kentucky 55-28. Quarterback
Doug Johnson threw five touchdown passes, three
to wide receiver Jacquez Green. Green caught 10
passes for 139 yards. Running back Fred Taylor
rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns.
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Today's question: Did race play a factor in the
fans' booing of Chris Leak? (Cast your vote on
Tuesday's question: How will the UF football
team fare during its treacherous four-game
stretch? (See right for results.)
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