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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 27
SPublished by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
in CLAS debt
By CHAD SMITH
In an effort to tackle the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences' multimillion-dollar debt, a graduate student
demanded on Thursday that UF's Board of Trustees make
its business investments public.
Charlie Grapski, a political science doctoral candidate,
said the university's highest governingbody should invest
more money in UF, rather than in private corporations.
About 150 people, mostly CLAS graduate students,
attended a forum Thursday evening to express their
concerns over the college's five-year plan to climb out of
The plan calls for reduced faculty, money and teaching
assistants in four CLAS departments English, mathe-
matics, philosophy and religion and
the elimination of the Department of
Germanic and Slavic Studies.
College dean Neil Sullivan agreed
with Grapski, saying UF's investment
strategy "needs to be addressed."
CLAS has known about its bud-
get problems since about June 2003,
Sullivan Sullivan said. The growth of the
university has put a strain on CLAS
- UF's largest college and kept it in the red, he said.
Because 80 to 85 percent of the college's budget pays
for faculty, staff and teaching assistants, he said, some
personnel cuts are necessary.
Grapski stressed that faculty reductions may not be the
only issue facing CLAS.
While tuition has gone up, he saidthe quality of the
university has gone down. Grapski said the main problem
with UF is its business-minded attitude.
Most UF trustees hail from business backgrounds, he
Another graduate student brought up the impact that
budget cuts would have on class sizes, which she said was
a criterion for U.S. News & World Report's university
Sullivan said he doesn't want to have classes with few-
er than 14 students, but classes that require an "intense"
student-teacher relationship should have as few students
as possible. For example, he said, poetry classes require
stronger bonds between instructors and their students.
Sullivan said Provost Janie Fouke told him in mid-July
that the college had to have a debt plan by Sept. 1.
Due to the short time frame, he said, the plan was put
together without enough faculty or student input. But he
added that there would be future forums to gather more
"We're all in this together," he said.
* The No. 5 Gators
will be out for
they hook up
with Alabama on
Urban Meyer said
he hopes the home
crowd will give UF a
See story, pg. 19.
Tim Hussin, Alligator StaH
Sophomore ROTC student Drey Dailey carries sophomore Will Lindberg in a buddy carry drill on Lake Alice
Field on Thursday. Freshmen and sophomore cadets practiced drills, including dodging paintball fire in the
woods. Cadets participate in weekly lab in addition to classroom work and early morning physical training.
Campus cruise ends in arrests
By JAMES RIGNEY
Two people were arrested near
Smathers Library and charged with
driving a stolen vehicle after they ran
a red light on University Avenue early
Thursday, police said.
Steven Hancock, 31, of New
Port Richey and Sarah Palonder, 20,
of Palm Harbor were arrested by
University Police Department officers
after they discovered two were driv-
ing a car stolen from New Port Richey;
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according to a police report.
They were on their way to
Pennsylvania, according to the report.
In the report, Palonder said she
didn't know Hancock but was trav-
eling with him to move to that area.
She told police she did not know the
vehicle was stolen.
Palonder said that she and Hancock
spent the night at a friend's house
Tuesday and then left Wednesday
night, the report states.
They pulled into a gas station in
Gainesville, and Palonder took the
wheel despite having a suspended
*With the power of
UF President Bernie
Machen behind her,
first lady Chris Machen
has taken up campus
environmentalism as a
See story, pg. 4.
license, according to the report.
UPD officer Brian C. Norman
said that when she was first pulled
over, Palonder was "yelling out the
She told police she was looking
for a hospital "because of lumps on
her ovaries," the report said. Palonder
was taken to the hospital and released
at about 3:30 a.m., the report states.
Police found knives, including a
switchblade and a steak knife, in the
trunk, along with several orange tab-
lets. Norman wrote that he identified
the tablets as methadone.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
2, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
S the independent florida
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 27 ISSN 0889-2423
Reitz Union, 6 p.m. to midnight
Popcorn and sodas, "Superman
Coffeehouse, Theatre Strike
Force and free breakfast
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Black Student Union holds
a formal as part of BSU's
Reitz Union Meeting room,
Translation Studies Program
presents Kirk Anderson, of-
ficial speaker of the American
Commuter Lot, 10 a.m.
March of Dimes Collegiate
Council holds a fundraising
walk to benefit premature
Greeks for Life
Flavet Field, 2 p.m.
Greek councils and Florida Blue
Key hold Greek blood drive
and field day.
H4H Bowlin' and Billiards
Reitz Union Gameroom, 3 p.m.
University Habitat for
Humanity holds first social of
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Health Fest targets alumni
Gator fans can watch the
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learn about their health.
The Academy. of Student
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from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on
the Reitz Union Colonnade.
Students and pharmacists
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tests to find out if patients have
diabetes, high cholesterol, heart
problems or osteoporosis.
"With high cholesterol and
diabetes, people often go a long
time without knowing they have
it," said Kayla Stoneman, a UF
The festival is mostly aimed
at the alumni who will come for
the football game, she said.
"Many people only seek
health care when there is a prob-
lem," said Dr. Maxine Hinze, of
UF's College of Nursing. "They
might not know they're walk-
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
UF brings portable planetarium to East Gainesville
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Tonight the stars will be out in
East Gainesville. --
For the first time, UF is looking to
forge its ties with the city by bring-
ing astronomy to minorities and
"They're not used to coming
to the observatory," said Veronica
Donoso, an organizer of the event.
"So we're going to bring the obser-
vatory to them."
The event is at JosephA. Williams
Elementary School at 6:30 p.m.
Activities will include a portable
planetarium, which will be able to
produce realistic images of the stars.
There will also be' performances
by an Argentinean dance group,
African drummers and the school
chorus, she said.
Food will be available for pur-
chase, and proceeds will aid in the
restoration and revival of the his-
toric Eastside Cotton Club building,
"They're not used to com-
ing to the observatory."
which was once host to famous mu-
sicians, including James Brown.
Stephen Eikenberry, a professor .
of astronomy, believes UF needs to
increase its presence throughout the
city of Gainesville.
"East of Main Street, the so-
cioeconomic background of the
students is very different," he said.
"Typically they have not had a good
relationship with UE This could be a
Sigma Phi Epsilon holds sorority dance for good cause
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Dancers from 16 UF sororities packed into
the Venue on Thursday night, where they
primped and preened for Sigma Phi Epsilon
Fraternity's Surf Frenzy Line Dance.
The competing sororities raised money
ahead of time for the event, which Sig Ep or-
ganizers say is the biggest charitable event on
campus. On Thursday night, sorority women
participated in a dance competition.
Surf Frenzy raised $18,000 last year, said
event director Patrick Dunnigan.
The bulk of the money raised Thursday
will go toward the Florida Camp for Children
and Youth with Diabetes, a nonprofit organi-
zation that provides education
Greek and support for diabetic children
Life and teenagers.
The rest of the proceeds will
benefit the Surfrider Foundation, which helps
protect and restore Florida's beaches.
Sig Ep brother Chris Bucciarelli said that
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children from the camp to the beach, where
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First lady keen on green efforts
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Chris Machen, an avid supporter of UF's sustainability effort, sits in
the President's Home on Wednesday.
By CHAD SMITH
Chris Machen may not have a
Tigert Hall office or the six-figure
salary of the UF president's clos-
est advisers, but she has some-
thing more valuable: his ear.
Machen, UF's first lady,
teamed with her husband Bernie
in his crusade to make UF's
campus more environmentally
"I'm nofa poster child for this
thing," she said in a Wednesday
interview at the president's
house. "This is really something
that I absolutely believe in and
am totally passionate about."
Machen said she played a key
role .in convincing her husband
to address campus sustainability,
which is an effort to lessen hu-
mans' environmental impact.
Sustainability can be as simple
as recycling a soda can or as
complex as constructing a large
building that won't require much
lighting or air conditioning.
When Machen and her hus-
band moved out of the presi-
dent's house this summer, she an-
nounced she wanted to convert it
to a "green" building.
Machen serves on UF's
Sustainability Committee, the
centerpiece of her efforts. The
group consists of professors and
experts aiming to increase sus-
tainability efforts on campus.
"I'm not a poster child for
this thing. This is really
something that I absolutely
believe in and am totally
UF first lady
Though Machen admits she's
not an expert, her last name can
help the committee get things
At a recent committee social,
Machen requested the meal con-
sist of free-range chicken and
beef, which are allowed to graze
freely before slaughter.
She said she has always been
concerned with preserving the
environment and has been recy-
cling for more than 30 years. She
also enjoys spending time out-
doors particularly riding her
horse, Zippy, which she said she
doesn't get to do nearly enough.
Now that the Machens have
three young grandchildren, she
worries about the world they will
grow up to live in.
"It's such a cliche, 'I'm doing
this for my kids or my grand-
kids,'" she said. "But when you
actually have grandkids, you
really start thinking about those
Educating people especially
children is vital to the success
of the program, she said.
"We need to catch these kids
young," she said.
Her 3-year-old grandson,
Noah, is on the right track: He
already knows which bin is for
bottles and which one is for pa-
"That's a habit that will be
with him for his life," Machen
She realizes it will take time to
educate the university commu-
nity about her efforts, let alone
meet UF's goals for a sustainable
Her husband said he wants
to free UF's campus of all solid
wastes by 2015.
The university currently recy-
cles about 36 percent of its waste.
"We're going to make great
strides," she said. "We'll have to
see whether we get it to zero. But
it won't be for ladk of trying."
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Swamp to tackle tough issues with most Senate seats
* SWAMP PARTY CREDITS WIN TO
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Now that the Swamp Party has muscled its
way to another election victory, newly elected
officials have a heavy workload to tackle.
The party which took all but two avail-
able Senate seats in this week's race has to
accomplish its unfulfilled Spring goals, as well
as the ones listed on its newest platform.
Swamp Party President Keith Hardwick
said the organization is ready to begin work
on the issues that students can connect with.
"We're ready to sit down and start tackling
the tough issues like tuition, the (College of
Liberal Arts and
Student Government Sciences) debate
and the bus sys-
Hardwick credited Swamp's overwhelm-
ing victory to the "positive campaigning" that
candidates and supporters used during the
weeks leading up to the election, which took
place Tuesday and Wednesday.
"A campaign based on fact and truth is
always going to prevail over a campaign
based on complaints and negative tactics,"
But officials from opposing parties defend-
ed their campaigns.
Action Party President Tommy Jardon said
his group which won just two seats in the
election tried a campaign tactic that was dif-
ferent from previous "challenger" parties.
"We tried to do what they did but with an
honest, realistic alternative," Jardon said. "We
tried to come up with ways to spend student
money to serve students and not add more
money to the SG budget."
Nina Dejong, who took second place in
the vice presidential race as an independent
candidate, said she is very disappointed with
the election results.
"We're disappointed because it shows that
the machine works as well as it ever has,"
Dejong said. "I've gotten so much support ...
but I didn't do this for a reward. I did this for a
message, and I think people got the message.
Well, one-fifth of the voters got the message."
Although former Pants Party candidate
Bruce Haupt did not end up a winner in his
bid for the vice presidency, he said he was
impressed with his party's efforts.
"I got a couple of campaigners to pudding
wrestle, I danced around and made an ass of
myself for a week and a half, and I made some
kick-ass shirts it was definitely worth it,"
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Gainesville gets reality TV show
By LINDSAY HUBBARD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Reality shows like "Survivor,"
"Real World" and "America's Next
Top Model" have paved the way
for a new era on network televi-
sion in the past decade, and another
one is ready to spice up the TV in
Gainesville Television is
Gainesville's first televised news
and entertainment magazine. It of-
fers up a sexy, funny and informa-
tive take on student life.
With aspirations of producing
future shows for the Travel Channel,
Michael Scott, a UF graduate with a
degree in telecommunication pro-
duction, said he wanted to make
a great show with big goals "a
show where people learn some-
GTV, which Scott produces and
co-hosts alongside Janell Wheeler,
takes its audience into the stories
of various Gainesville landmarks.
Wheeler and Scott talk with fresh-
men about their transitions, follow
the lives of student athletes and
meet with local bands while incor-
porating a reality show style.
"It's like a cooler, hipper, funnier
Travel Channel show," Scott said.
"I'm trying to make it more thanjust
girls dancing on tables."
Jenna Cohen, a telecommunica-
tion senior, said she watches reality
shows generally four to five times
"I think the concept of the show
sounds fun," Cohen said. "Everyone
loves to see their town on TV."
The show is scheduled to air
Sunday at 10:30 p.m. on Cox
Communications, Channel 21.
"We want to make the show look
good to represent Gainesville well,"
Scott said. "We are very passionate
about making a top-notch program,
one that can inform as well as enter-
On certain weeks, groups of stu-
dents are followed around campus
or on a night out on the town to
explore Gainesville nightlife.
With the show on track, Scott
expressed his excitement and con-
fidence for the premiere of the first
Cohen, however, expressed her
concern, but she said she would still
tune in for it.
"It's like a cooler, hipper,
funnier Travel Channel
"Unfortunately, because it's not
on a national network, I'm not sure
if enough people will know about
it," Cohen said. "This is the first time
I've heard about it."
With a lot to come for the upcom-
ing season, a premiere party will be
held Saturday night at Rehab, a local
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Episodes will be available to down-
load and view after they air.
"Exposure is going to be big for
everyone involved," Scott said. "The
goal is to blow everyone away."
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Gainesville residents will celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's
birthday with a banquet and a concert Sunday night.
The ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the India
Cultural and Education Center.
Dinesh Shah, a professor emeritus who
M u Iticultura I grew up near Gandhi's home in India, said
AffaBi' the ceremony will honor Gandhi's legacy as
a leader. Ghandi used nonviolent means to
protest the British occupation of India.
"He said it's not just important that your goals are noble,
but that the means of achieving those goals are noble," Shah
The concert will feature live Indian musicians who play the
santoor a hammer dulcimer with 70 strings and the tabla
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It's all over but the crying.
In this week's Student Government election, the Swamp
Party took 45 out of 47 Senate seats. Independent vice pres-
idential candidate Nina DeJong took 22 percent of the vote
impressive, but not enough to unseat Student Body Vice
President Arturo Armand. The Action Party took a beating,
plain and simple.
And the Pants Party? Pants just took it easy. No sense in
getting worked up over nothing.
Once again, UF decided to join the ranks of one-party
states from Cuba to Belarus to North Korea. And why not?
It worked for the Soviet Union. We just-hope Supreme
Leader make that Student Body President John Boyles
will be just and wise. He and Armand have a lot of work
But for now, let's take one last look at the crazy, the ri-
diculous and the sublime in this week's SG election. And
then let's never speak of it again hopefully, the night-
mares will stop soon. Anyway, come along for this week's
edition of ...
Darts & Laurels
We hit the ground running with a you'rd-killing-us-in-
side DART for whoever comes up with the songs, signs
Sand slogans for SG parties. Come on. We don't expect
Mozart, but Swamp's chant "We want the Swamp!
Better vote that Swamp!" is an atrocity somewhere be-
tween Watergate and the bombing of Hiroshima. George
Clinton is rolling over in his ... well, his house, we guess.
But he's probably not happy.
And don't think you're getting off the hook, Action.
Sure, "Get some Action" would be a pretty clever motto -
if you weren't a bunch of virgins fromthe Honors College.
But did you have to promise "Actionable" platform points
too? And Student Senators who will "take Action"? We
get it, guys. At least you didn't sing "(I Can't Get No)
Satisf-Action." If you did, the Rolling'Stones might have
launched a class "Action" lawsuit against you. Zing!
Next, we slide a thanks-for-helping-us-meet-our-dead-
line LAUREL to SG Supervisor of Elections Brian Aungst.
We disagreed with his decision to use paper ballots who
didn't? but at least Aungst is punctual. Sort of. He prom-
ised us election results by midnight and, give or take 15
minutes, he actually delivered. Amazing! Somewhere, pigs
The rest of SG could learn a thing or two from Aungst.
Not about-ignoring students' wishes they've already got
that down to a science. No, we're talking about sheer com-
petence. Most SG appointees couldn't govern themselves
out of a wet paper bag, but at least Aungst can do his job.
It can't be easy to count 7,187 ballots in four hours, even if
you do know the results in advance.
Speaking of which, we pass a grudging well-that's-
democracy-for-you LAUREL to UF's fraternities and so-
rorities, whose members put down their Natty Lite and
self-tanning spray, respectively, long enough to get out
there and vote. Of course, they only did it to avoid a trip to
the dreaded "spankatorium" those paddles hurt! but
that's more than you can say about most students.
Turnout is always lower in Fall elections, but 14 percent
is just pathetic especially considering that 15 percent of
UF is Greek..Coincidence? Probably not.
But don't worry. We're done lecturing you. Just don't
come crying to us when John Boyles becomes Student Body
President-For-Life, erects statues of himself across campus
and starts wearing military fatigues. That sounds like fun.
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Campus preacher distorts Jesus' words
If there's one thing I love about walking across cam-
pus on my way to class, it's being told that I'm going
to burn eternally in the fires of hell. Thank you, Joey
But who does he think he is? Standing there with his.
opinions hanging out and his shirt tucked in, wearing a
grin like Moses parted his hair.
Our newest Turlington preacher is a 23-year-old gradu-
ate of the University of Pennsylvania. So why isn't he do-
ing something productive?
"I wouldn't be out here doing what I'm doing if I didn't
believe it with all my heart," Johnsen said.
But why is it that I've yet to see an ounce of heart in
Johnsen's propaganda? Why promote religion as a flame
retardant and not a spiritual reckoning?
Johnsen's sign reads, "Those that believeth not the son
shall not see life but the wrath of God abideth on him."
Hmm. Preaching Christianity through fear seems back-
ward. That would be like George W. Bush promising four
more years of economic turmoil and war in the Middle
East during his 2004 campaign. Who would vote for that?
Wait a second. Maybe these guys are on to something.
I will admit, Johnsen is rather subdued compared
to fellow and previous Turlington saints. These humble
Christians come to campus with signs the size of sails
strapped to their backs. May God let there be a wind
strong enough to blow one over. These signs damn ho-
mosexuals, sports fanatics, people who talk to pets exces-
sively, people with tattoos excluding Christian tattoos
- and so on, ad nauseam.
Fanatics. Religious tattoos are legit? Where are these
Last Spring, I stopped by to listen to one wacko's rant.
He asked bystanders how certain
they were of their place in heaven.
Thirty percent? Thirty-five? This
gross treatment of spirituality
offends even the sympathetic be-
liever. These methods don't con-
Todd PortnowitZ vert. They avert.
Witz's Wit The only thing semi-inspira-
firstname.lastname@example.org tional is Johnsen's commitment.
There is no question there, but if
he truly believes in his message,
he would edit, consider input and reaction, and adapt.
When Johnsen does provoke a reaction from students,
it is more often a message of displeasure concerning his
This leads me to believe that his sign-holding is an act
of ego and not one of compassion.
Some of the pleas for Christianity that continue to
inspire come from the words of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R.
Tolkien. Rather than prop a sign on their shoulder day
after day, these men created entire worlds through their
belief. Dante proved that even hell has poetry.
.I'm officially daring you, Joey, to preach love, study
theology, write fiction, write nonfiction and channel your
energy to inspire, not fearmonger. I'm all for passion and
freedom of speech, but UF is a diverse campus. If the stu-
dent body is as tired as I am of seeing their fates attached
to the end of your signpost, I advise you make better use
of your time. This life is too valuable.
Getteth off our campus. Get a life, and quit selling the
one after it.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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SG provides leadership opportunities
In his Wednesday column, Daniel
Burroughs seemed to have the best of inten-
tions. However;T believe that Burroughs ei-
ther doesn't fully understand what Student
Government does or doesn't understand its
impact on the student body.
SG's main function revolves around
money. It budgets funds to keep student
organizations running, ensure that guest
speakers visit Gainesville and send organi-
zational leaders to conferences.
As treasurer of the Board of College
Councils and a student senator, I saw first-
hand how organizations spend money and
the great things they are able to do with SG
People's lives are truly changed by the
opportunities afforded them through the
budget process. Students' futures have often
been molded by traveling to a particular
conference, networking at an organization-
sponsored event or meeting the visiting ora-
tor who knows-the perfect graduate school
for their field of study.
I think it is incredibly shortsighted of
Burroughs to say that being involved in
campus politics is mere practice for the "real
world." It demeans the literally mil-
lions of UF students and alumni who have
been positively influenced by the work of
I agree that students should be involved
and educate themselves on the campus
political process, but not because SG is a
mere dress rehearsal for the world outside
Armand ignored opponents in speech
I was a non-Greek Action Party candidate
for District A, so my campaign for office was
more symbolic than practical. Like the other
200 or so candidates and party support-
ers who huddled around the Orange and
Brew waiting for the election results, I was
shocked. The Swamp Party victory was the
textbook definition of impressive, and I wish
the best for them.
But after the well-deserved chants, cheer-
ing and celebratory dances, there was one
thing Swamp vice presidential -candidate
Arturo Armand forgot. What about the
efforts of his opponents Bruce Haupt,
Nina Dejong and Chris Chase? Amid all the
celebration, what did Arturo say? "I don't
know what to say, y'all."
I hold no animosity toward Arturo, but
a quick "my opponents ran a great race"
would have been more classy. There needs
to be some appreciation for individuals
- especially party leaders who support
the betterment of Student Government, win
Hey UF: Leak boos not that important
As paying spectators, UF fans deserve a
good game. They're allowed to be unhappy
if they don't get what they deserve, and they
should be respected by their team if they
are unhappy. If fans boo their own team,
something is wrong but not necessarily
with the fans.
The relationship between a team and its
fans is a two-way street. As much as fans
are obligated to support the team, the team
is just as obligated to give the fans a good
game. I'm not saying the boos directed at
UF quarterback Chris Leak were right but
I'm not sure they were wrong, either.
As the starting quarterback for a nation-
ally ranked team, Chris Leak can certainly
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Alligator Contributing Writer
Paul Doering had no idea what
UF's Academy of Distinguished
Teaching Scholars was until a col-
league nominated him for it.
"I put my portfolio together so
that they would have no choice but
to induct me," said Doering, a pro-
fessor in the College of Pharmacy.
"Otherwise, they didn't know me
from Adam's house cat."
Provost Janie Fouke announced
Friday the induction of Doering and
four other professors into the acad-
emy for a three-year term.
The inductees will serve on an
advisory board for faculty devel-
opment. Their responsibilities will
include writing for the University
Center for Excellence in Teaching
newsletter and serving as mentors
Gregory Ulmer, another induct-
ee, is an English professor who has
been teaching for 34 years.
"It is an honor to be selected,
considering the quality of my col-
leagues," he said.
Nominees' philosophies are con-
sidered in the selection process.
Inductee James W. Lynch said he
believes effective teaching has two
components: It should convey the
knowledge and skill that will make
students successful, and it relies on
Doering, who has taught for
31 years, emphasized a mutual
respect that makes students more
apt to learn and him more apt to
personally enjoy "seeing life go on
in someone's head grasping a
"It is an honor to be
selected, considering the
quality of my colleagues."
Each of the inductees was
awarded $15,000 to be distributed
over three years.
Both Doering and Ulmer plan
to invest the funds in personal
technology. Lynch said he prefers to
spend these funds on travel. He is a
professor in the College of Medicine,
where he treats cancer patients, con-
ducts clinical research on lymphoma
and mentors interns.
Linda Behar-Horenstein is the
fourth inductee this year. A profes-
sor in the College of Education,
her teaching and research interests
include educators' use and applica-
tion of curriculum knowledge.
Rick Rudd, the fifth inductee,
is an associate professor at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
The inductees' names will be dis-
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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
SW46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St-375-7104 12-6-71-2
Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhse/pool/tennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
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
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2 BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd #404N
Carl Turlington RealEstate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealesatat.com 9-29-24- 2
WALK TO UFI 1st month free
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 Available!
NW3BR/2BA, minutes to UF, wood floors, re-
modeled kitchen, large great room, fireplace,'
private back yard, 2 car garage, 2257 NW11
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 NW6th St. 375-7104 9-29-14-2-
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" $700/mo.
Close to UF. Cent HIAC, enclosed porch,
large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
tos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call
352-870-0904, 352-318-4553 10-6-17-2
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
CHEAP RENT! 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 2BA with
2 car carport, w/d hookups, $895/rent
3224 NW 48th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372'-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDS/UF 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
ShandsNA, $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 1.0-3-10-2
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
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 10-5-10-2
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
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 Jan!*
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
JUST OFF OF 34TH St ON 19TH AVE.
Possible roommate situation. 4BR/2BA
Brand new. $1300/mo. Call for showing. 954-
LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED
AVAILABLE NOW 2/1 Apts, less than a 5
min. walk to campus, bus routes, off street
parking. $520-$600. 338-2769 / 494-1188-
3BR/2BA HIDDEN LAKES
NW 72nd Place All amrenitites. Large rooms.
Walk in closets, large enclosed back porch,.
Call 352-371-2530, 682-9116, or 418-0096
HISTORIC DUCKPOND 2BR/1.5 BA, amaz-
ing location only blocks to downtown, 508
NE 4th Ave a steal at only $625 per month.
Call 379-4952 for appointment. 10-11-10-2
*Walk to UF 4BR/2BA. C H/AC. Center Rec
room. $1400/mo. 1845 NW5th Ave *Duplex.
1BR, great room, hdwd firs. 2715 SW 31st
Terr. $450/mo O1BR home. $500/mo 2911
SW 31st Terr. Betty Hilgendorf 373-3321
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-
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $450, utilities included. No pets. $424
for Ig., $375 for small rm 363-0143 or email
robertwaelder@bellsouth net 10-6-17-4
$325 room + 1/4 util. Private bath, walk-in
closet, WID, 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, internet, & utils
up to $100. Call 386-795-4360 10-5-15-4
1BR/1 BA 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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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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
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. If inter-
ested call (352) 333-9765. 10-11-14-3
2BR/1BA in Sun Bay (SW16th Ave.)
From October 1 (10months) $5651mo +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
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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
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, intemet,
utilities, pool, + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route. 262-2871 10-20-20-4
Liberal male roommate, NS, for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Fum, 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
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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-
Male student needs 2 roommates in the
Greenwich Green Apts. SW 39th Blvd, close
to UF & SFCC. 3BR/2BA semi-furn, inci W/
D, cable, DSL. Very good cond, $450/mo incl
utils. Call 386-931-1944 or 386-437-2918
House 3BR/2BA in quiet NW neighborhood
newly updated, yard w/deck & grill, W/D/D.
Unfurnished bedrooms $350-400/mo + utils.
Non-smoker, prof/grad student preferred.
258-3673, 494-0100, firstname.lastname@example.org
LA MANCHA ROOMS FOR RENT
1 BLOCK TO UF. $475/MO
Free DSL, utils,.& cable 284-7304 10-4-5-4
Female roommate needed! To share 2BR/
2BA condo right behind Butler Plaza. 8 min
to UF. Bus route, great condition. Utilities'
included. It's only $500. A must see!! 786-
M, grad student pref for 1BR w/pvt BA in
4BR/4BA condo. W/D rm, full kitchen, Walk-
in closet, 2nd flr w/balc, close to UF on 2 bus
lines. Nice pool & plenty of open parking.
Avail now. John 786-436-1657 10-5-5-4
U l Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, 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
(DOB 08/22/68); 5'08",
200 Ibs, Black Hair,
with Deadly Weapon
and Fail to Appear on
Call (352) 372-STOP
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.
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.
Cnal Tom Bellucci or Steve Clark at Coldwell
Ranker M.M. Parrish Realtors at 352-372-
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 9-29-50-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new 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 NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 10-13-41-5
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
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!
000**5 MIN TO UFOO**s
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
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Condo for sale. 2 BR 1 Bath. Fully renovated.
NEW: Beautiful hardwood laminate floors,
ceramic tile, silver metallic appliances, wood
cabinets, window treatments, air handler,
hot water heater. Some furniture included if
desired. Located in Brandywine off Archer
Road. Close to campus. $95,000. (813) 785-
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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
*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down/E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East, LLC Auction Bus. License:
AB2509, Mark Bulziuk Auctioneer License:
AU3448, Jeff Johnston Auctioneer, License:
AU3449, Stacey Mauk Auctioneer License:
GULF COAST Auction: Sat., Oct 14th
(Shrimp Festival Weekend) houses, con-
dos, range $200k-$1m on/off water. Lots,
residential, & commercial on/off water.
Development tracts 20-40 +/- acres, AL
1932 www.targetauction.com Target Auction
Auction- 341+/- acres 4 great farms offered
in 12 tracts. Mitchell County, GA., Saturday,
October 14, 10am. Rowell Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium, GAL
AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 9-
ABSOLUTE AUCTIONS- Waterfront,
Luxury Home Longboat Key on Saltwater
with Dock, VACANT LOT Northport, 2
Lakefront Homes, Aviation Comm., Hidden
River home/airport hangar, many more. No
Minimum, No Reserve. Neal VanDeRee
Auctioneer, www.vanderee.com (941)488-
PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile.&
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call our Factory for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832. 9-29-1-5
FOR SALE BY OWNER -- 2BR condo, St.
Petersburg. 1 mile from Gulf of Mexico/
Don Cesar. On Isla Del Sol golf course.
Completely furnished. $370,000. Call
Beautiful Victorian home in Live Oak, FL.
Totally renovated with upgrades, near
schools and shopping. This is a true must
see! $239,500 Call J.W. Hill, Lic RE Broker
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 9-29-1-5
NEW HOMES in OCALA, FL Pre-
Construction Pricing, Zero Down for
Investors, Realtor Inquiries Welcome. Call
Kinder Homes at (352)622-2460 or www.ln
20 acres with pond near State & Nat'l parks.
Camp, Fish, Hunt. $89,900 owner fin. $4995
down (800)352-5263 Florida Woodland
Group, Inc. Lic RE Broker. 9-29-1-5
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE
HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 9-29-1-5
With Tennessee's Beautiful Lakes &
Mountains, you are sure to find the perfect
spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines,
Gables & Gates (865)388-7703, (865)777-
9191 www.nancygaines.com 9-29-1-5
SAVANNAHAREA DESIRABLE RICFMOND
HILL LAKE COMMUNITY 1 TO 3 ACRE
LOTS from $79,900 Gated entrance, great
schools. Lakefront and Marshfront avail-
able. Premium amenities package. Excellent
financing. PRE- CONSTRUCTION SALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH CALL
FOR MORE INFO! (888)525-3725 X 1796.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS- Gated
community with spectacular views, public
water including fire hydrants, DSL accessi-
bility, paved roads, nearby lakes; preselling
phase IV $35,000+ (800)463-9980 www.theri
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
Prime North Florida hunting properties from
60 acres to 480 acres. Starting at $3,000 per
acre. Call J.W. Hill, Lic. RE Broker (888)821-
1+ ACRE TN HOMESITE 1.8 ACRES large
lot with nice view, level building site on top.
Stone outcroppings for natural landscaping.
Pond on the east side. Close to large state
park. Only $89,900! Call (866)292-5769.
ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breathtaking
mountain view & river parcels. 1 to 8 acres
from the $80's Nature trails, custom lodge,
river walk & much more. 5 min. from town.
VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN unfinished
inside, view, trees, private, large creek and
river nearby, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535
GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA Captivating
mountain-views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @ $39,900. Log home
kits @ $39,900. Limited availability. Call
(888)389-3504 X 700. 9-29-1-5
New, Pre- Construction Golf Community-
Coastal Georgia. Large lots w/deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views. Gated, Golf,
Fitness Center, Tennis, Trails. Oak Park,
Docks. $70k's $300k (877)266-7376
Waterfront Wilmington, NC Historic Port City
Coastal Development The Bluffs on the Cape
Fear. Fastest Growing County in NC. Grand
Opening October 21. Direct Ocean Access.
Preconstruction incentives to call now.
www.thebluffsnc.com (866)725-8337 Cape
Fear Bluffs, LLC Broker. 9-29-1-5
Western New Mexico Private 36 acres
$52,990 Trees, mtn views, wildlife, borders
state land. Horseback riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, get away, for retire-
ment. Electricity. 100% financing. NALC
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-
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12, ALMGATORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
A |l .Furnishings
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500,v.arifice $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! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.'
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW*
"Full $8Q,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 h4w 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 e FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *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
$60., 0 dining TABLE $45. LAWNMOWER
$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
***MULTI-FAMILY MOVING SALE6OS
Sat, Sept 30th from 8-noon. Victoria Circle
in Haile Plantation 3009 SW 94th Terr. Wide
variety of furniture, children's items, clothes,
books, Electronics, tools & much more! 9-
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives'
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
A"1omnput r 1EEhi
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
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
3.52.2 19.2M980Q 2 n rd
- 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
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.
Finders Keepers? If you find something, you
can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost &
found section. Be kind to someone who's
,lost what you've found. Call 373-FIND.
* "Copyrighted Material
Available from Commercial News Providers" I
40M 46 p O- 4 m
Practically new. Men's Bike $65. Women's
Bike- $65. Call 219-6294. 9-29-11-9
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
ELECTRIC BICYCLE KITS
and E-SCOOTERS TOO!
a l For Sale
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 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
*al For Sale
*00000 PS2 00***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"
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 near downtown Alachua.
Every Wed. noon-7pm or by appt. 378-6370
Tools, Fishing, Boat. 905 NW 15th Ave. 9-
Sidekickz w/ Charger & Case
Good condition. $165. Call Mike 352-256-
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I I 1 For Sale
1 *l1otorcycles, Mopeds])
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
STEEL BUILDING SALE! MANUFACTURERR
DIRECT Since 1980!" Other sizes. Example:
35'x50'x17' $9900 (no door). Quick delivery.
25'x40'x14' $5800 (Limited Qty.) Front end
optional. Pioneer. (800)668-5422. 9-29-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free (888)393-0335. 9-29-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 9-29-1-10
VENDING ROUTE: All Snacks/Candies,
Drinks, Energy Drinks Too! All Brands. All
Sizes. Great Equipment. Great Support.
Financing Available with $7,500 down.
Tom: (877)843-8726 AIN #BO2002-037.
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr. James
Jackson, Interim Pastor 332-
4991. 9:45 Sunday School Wor-
ship @ 11am & 6pm. Wednesday
Worship @.7pm. 6:45pm Youth
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W
University Avenue. Sunday: Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00, College Monday Night
Christian Study Center
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascal's coffee house. Mon-
112 NW 16th St.~379-7375
For more information visit
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 12:15pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Fall Semester 7:30 pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
(5 blocks north of the stadium)
Hillel Jewish Student
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conservative
and Reform, followed by a free
glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner! We
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The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints
Does God answer prayers? Can I
be with my family forever? Come
worship Christ Sun. 10:00am,
Wed. 7:00pm 1220 SW 5th Ave.
First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
Meeting at Presbyterian Student
Center 1402 W Univ. Ave.
Sunday Worship 10:30am;
Thursday Contemporary Worship
For more info: 372-8183 or
The R:,:k ,-,f Ganesville
The P..-: ,k : n:n drJ, n.:.min-r
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Let us be v:,,.i h.:.me an is' tir:'m
home. Services are Saturday night,
6pm or Sunday 10am. 9818 SW
24th Avenue. Call 331 ROCK or
visit www.therockonline.org for
m-,:,r derl.uJ F r .: im'pu: j-: FiT e:.
Offering truly open and inclusive
Christian worship. Sunday worship,
10:15am 1st Wednesday Taize, 6:
30pm 11604 SW Archer Road for
info, call 352-376-1100 or visit
Down Walls Building Up Hope"
Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. $1 home cooked sup-
pers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Theology on tap, Thursdays at
8pm at Stubbie's Pub downtown.
1402 W. University Ave. 376-7539,
The Family Church
The Family Church is
multi-cultural Christian Church
with great music, relevant mes-
sages, casual dress, and
friendly people. Service times
are Saturdays at 7pm and Sun-
days at 10am. 2022 SW 122nd
Street, Gainesville. For info on
college career happenings visit
www.origins242.com Call 352-
332-6459 for more info. ext.19
University City Church of
www.gatorsf.-:hr: ri:r .:ri C'.:i.i,.
ministry me:r: jr i.lri r i ,. r-
Church of C In: r bit : :ic
Sunday at 9: ~.n, irn. r c.JIne ,.
at 7pm- plus service projects and
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS 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
** SCOOTERS **
SRPM 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 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
***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
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-
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone 4,;
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
96 Nissan Sentra 1999 352-338-1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499 12-6-72-12
92 Honda Accord 1999 352-338-1999
90 Audi 1999
95 Mazda Protege 1999
92 Cadillac 299
91 Lincoln 299 12-6-72-12
87 Volvo 1499 352-338-1999
78 Chevy PK 999
84 Conversion Van 1999
97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999
95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12
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
SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERtEF
'The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
SADIE DARNELL 4 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 Call 870-7121 10-17-21-12
Fix-up Corolla '91
Excellent interior, 4 tires and chrome rims.
Wrecked front. Great for parts. $800 OBO
352-380-0634 10-3-5-12 .
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.,-ugustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-16-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
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14, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
J 1 eHelp Wanted
S ill Help Wanted
] ill Help Wanted
) ll Help Wanted
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
I Help Wanted
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$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
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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 fir 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 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
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
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. UniversityAve. Downtown
TCBY Now hiring
Apply in person at Thornebrook Village
Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14
Sales & Leasing Agent
Bdnuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover &. avail schedule.
to 376-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*** SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youthteams.
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.)
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
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
career today. Cary K 800-226-9222 ext 275
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
PT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:
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.
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What started promising, rapidly transformed into a nightmarish case of deja vu.
LIF quarterback. Cnris Leak hooked up witn wide receiver Atndre Caldwell for a 64-yard touchdown pass less than a minute into the game. but that was just about
the only thing the Gators had to cheer about all game.
Led by a rejuvenated Kenneth Darby and five UF turnovers, the Crimson Tide trampled the No. 5 Gators, rolling to a 30-7 victory.
Despite UF's early scoring. the Gators weretmotionrall out of the game by the end of the first quarter.
Pernaps the Gators should nave known the stars were out of alignment when Leal look the first snap of UF's second possession and rushed for a 15-yard gain.
shaking several defenders and charging into tacklers head-first before being brought down.
On tne very neti play. Leap tried to find a flat-footed Caldieil, but Alabama safety Marcus Carter jumped the mute, returning the interception 52 yards for the
After an Alabama punt, Leak was hit hard by Alabama defensive end Wallace Gilbrry on UF's very next play from scrimmage. Leak fumbled and the ball was
picked up by Crimson Tide linebacker Juwarn Simpson and returned 15 yards for Alabama's second touchdown.
One UF play from scrimmage later, tailback DeShawn Wynn fumbled. Leak unsuccessfully attempted to scoop the ball. Instead the Crimson Tide recovered and
set up a field goal and a 17-7 Crimson Tide lead as the first quarter care to a close.
But UF's turnover woes wouldn't stop there. Leak threw an interception on the Gators' first drive of the second quarter, which led to another Alabama field goal.
The Cnmson Tide added another field goal late in the quarter and tool- a 23-7 lead into nalfhme.
As awful as Leak's performance was, it might nave been an even tougher game for Wynn.
Following back-to-back 100-yard games. The senior actually went backward more than he went forward, rushing nine times for -12 yards. An average of -1.3
yards per carry.
Leak was JF's leading rusher with 4 yards on three carries.
Darby rushed for 122 yards.
While Darby's fourtn-quaner Touchdown essemially sealed the victory for Alabama, the Gators attempted to add a
touchdown with less than a minute left to try to leave the field with some prde.
But with UF on the Alabamia 1-yard line, Wynn fumbled for the second time and Alabama ran the clock out.
Despite the lopsided score, the Crimson Tide only put up 202 yards of total offense and only mustered 76 passing yards
out of starting quarterback John Parker Wilson. The Gators had 150 yards of total offense, despite Leal throwing for
158 yards .
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18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
Defense leads UF
Meyer hoping crowd noise helps Gators
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
In Southeastern Conference vol-
leyball, UF's opponents are usually
the ones circling their calendars.
Not this time.
"We've earmarked this week-
end as one of the most challenging
of th0'eason because we have to
go to Kentucky, a much improved
Kentucky," Coach Mary Wise said.
"Then we have to come back here
and play Tennessee, a team that
has beat us three of our last four
The Gators' main focus Friday
will be containing Kentucky junior
middle blocker Nicole Britenriker,
who ranks second in kills in the
"It's really important to focus on
her," junior outside hitter Marcie
Hampton said. "If we stop her,
we have a good chance of beating
Luckily for the Gators, sopho-
more middle blocker Kelsey
Bowers is on their side.
Bowers was named SEC
Defensive Player of the Week on
Monday for her performances
against Auburn and Alabama. She
accumulated seven blocks against
the Tigers on Sept. 20, and four
days later, she blocked 10 balls
against the Crimson Tide.
UF has dominated the front line
by tallying double figures in blocks
for five consecutive matches.
"If Kelsey and Kristina [Johnson]
will continue to block balls and we
can get point production out of
Kisya [Killingsworth], it's a pretty
formidable lineup," Wise said.
The Gators should have no
ing point pro-
duction out of
who has led
the team in kills
in the last four
for the Tennessee match at 1 p.m.
Sunday will be challenging, but
the Gators aren't concerned about
a lack of preparation.
"I think it has to do a lot with
how we act on Saturday," Bowers
said. "Getting a lot of rest and mak-
ing sure that our time in the gym
[is spent] practicing ... on what we
need to work on."
In 2005, Tennessee downed UF
in a five-game Knoxville match,
snapping UF's streak of wins
against unranked opponents at
Wise and the rest of the team
look forward to avenging that loss
by playing in the O'Connell Center.
"Sunday's match at home will
be one of the highlights of the home
season for our fans, and I hope we
can have as good a crowd as we did
[against Alabama]," Wise said.
FOOT, from page 19
field day with Jackson, who to-
taled just 50 yards receiving and
was crushed on several routes.
Then, as the game ended, fans
chanted: "Hey Florida, we just
beat the hell out of you!" Many
Bryant-Denny Stadium regulars
said that game was the loudest
the place has ever gotten.
Fortunately for UF, the
Gators play their rematch at
home. It won't hurt that UF is
much improved while Alabama
(3-1, 1-1 SEC) has regressed.
"The atmosphere we went
into last year it's our respon-
sibility to have the same type of,
atmosphere here at the Swamp,"
Meyer said. "We're going to be
ready, and I want our fans to be
ready We have to make this the
most difficult stadium in the na-
tion to play in on Saturday."
Unlike last year, UF has some
healthy playmakers to work
with. The Gators have a running
PICKS, from page 19
about eight piles produced in an eight hour period."
If you do the math and we did it adds up to a
total of 1,088 pounds of dung that have to be cleaned up
every 8 hours.
Holy crap indeed. On to the picks!
Leading off for the third week in a row with a 32-8
record with a lead slimmer than he has ever been is Dan
"I've got pillows for hands and an even bigger one for
a stomach" Treat, who secretly thinks we'll stop writ-
ing fat jokes if he makes fun of himself about it. Not a
chance in Hell, Dan.
In the two hole with a 30-10 record is sports editor/
schnapps suckler Louis "This chicken sandwich is
grilled so it's healthy" Anastasis, who gives his girl-
friend a rug burn every time they make out.
Hitting third with a 27-13 mark is alligatorSports.org
editor/Zook apologist Nick "I'm never driving again"
Zaccardi, whose idea of a perfect Friday night is mak-
ing fantasy football trades and dreaming about Tim
game, safeties who can tackle
and a coach who understands
what it takes to win in the SEC.
Despite being 15-point un-
derdogs, the Crimson Tide still
boast plenty of pride.
"Pretty much, [the Gators]
aren't giving us any respect,"
Alabama receiver D.J. Hall told
the Tuscaloosa News. "They
think because we're playing at
Florida it's going to be a huge
difference. But the grass is green
on every field except Boise."
In the dean-up spot with a 25-15 mark is assistant
sports editor/lightweight Bryan "Band geeks dig me"
Jones, who is quickly becoming a world-class connois-
seur of ratty T-shirts.
And in last place in the picks but first place in intra-
office love affairs, with a piss-poor 23-17 record, is staff
writer Antonio "Call me Tony" Gonzalez, who drains
the fryers at McDonald's every night so hell be able to
grease up his hair in the morning.
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
SITE: The Swamp, Gainesville
KICKOFF: Saturday 3:30 p.m.
TV/RADIO: CBS/WRUF AM850
I the elephant s#@! has hit the fan
this week at the alligatorSports
Brand Picks Column.
We wanted to honor Alabama and
its elephant mascot, Big Al, so we
turned to someone who knows more
about what life is like for an elephant
than anyone: Jennifer Murphy, educa-
tion curator at the Montgomery Zoo in
Ironically born and -raised in
Gainesville and a graduate of UF,
Murphy is happy to report that her
plump pachyderms are doing just fine.
"They're pretty easy to handle
because they view it as a challenge to
them," said Murphy, who overlooks
one male and three females. "But they
are still wild animals, so you always
have to keep in mind that at any time
they could have a temper tantrum or
turn dangerous, which they haven't at
our zoo. We've been very lucky."
Through their training method of
positive reinforcement, the elephant's
handlers are able to train them to do
what is known as "squeezing." The
elephants walk into a chute, where a
hydraulic system encloses and immo-
bilizes them, allowing their handlers to
do some sort of work on them.
As a reward for this behavior, they
are given food.
And oh, do they enjoy their grub.
In a typical day, each animal is fed 10
pounds of grain and six gallons of fruit.
They also split six bales of hay in addi-
tion to an assortment of pine, bamboo
and water willow.
So with all this consumption, you'd
think that it might lead to, um, diges-
You'd be right, as Murphy said they
only digest about 20 percent of what
they eat, leaving the remaining 80 per-
cent to be pushed out the back end.
"We measured a shovelful one time,
and a shovelful weighs 17 pounds,"
Murphy said. "And it took eight shov-
elfuls to pick up one pile, and there are
SEE PICKS, PAGE 18
Gators looking to turn tide on 'Bama
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
UF can't forget the throat slash-
ings and mock Gator chomps.
"You remember that kind of
stuff," receiver Jemalle Cornelius
The Gators can't forget that
long bus ride away from the sta-
dium, away from disaster.
"You really wouldn't expect
anyone to talk or speak," defen-
sive end Jarvis Moss said. "[All
we could do was] let the coaches
lead us and let us know where
we go from there. It was kind of
embarrassing for everybody, our
whole school, our team and our
The No. 5 Gators were decimat-
ed 31-3 by Alabama last season.
The road loss destroyed the
Gators (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern
Conference) on so many levels that
it cannot be simply omitted from
memory. Not unless they can ex-
act some type of vengeance in the
Swamp on Saturday.
"We didn't show up ready to
play," linebacker Earl Everett said.
"[They] pretty much'dragged us
into the ground. They wanted it
more than we did. They came out
ready to play, and we didn't. The
most prepared team is going to
Some of the fallout from that
dreaded Alabama game included:
Alligator File Photo
UF quarterback Chris Leak is pinned down by the Alabama defense during the Gators' 31-3 loss
against the Crimson Tide in 2005. The Gators will look to avenge the loss Saturday at the Swamp.
The end of the Spread 'n'
Shred. UF could not move the ball
against the Crimson Tide by using
Meyer's traditional spread offense
schemes. This game was the first
step in getting Meyer to retool his
Key injuries. Quarterback
Chris Leak's shoulder was
crushed. He took pain-killing
injections before the next two
games and never seemed as fluid
until late in the season. Cornelius
sprained his ankle and wasn't the
same for weeks.
Humiliation. UF's No. 1
receiver, Chad Jackson, made his
first and only return to his home
state. But Crimson Tide fans had a
SEE FOOT, PAGE 18
SThe UF soccer team will face Georgia on
Friday and Tennessee on Sunday. Be sure to
check out alligatorSports.org for a preview
of this weekend's games, as well as cross
country and tennis coverage.
M 2001: The Gators blank Mississippi State
52-0 in Spurrier's final season at UF. The
Gators didn't record their next shutout until
earlier this season against Central Florida, a
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Today's question: What will be the outcome of
Saturday's game between UF and Alabama? Hetland
Thursday's question: Who is most to blame for Meyer
UF's kicking woes? Rowley
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Alligator, Friday, September 29, 2006
Haitian corner survives poverty, violence
By LOUIS ANASTA!
Alligator Staff Write
His bulletproof vest is his smile.
Hardier than Kevlar, his radianc
shootings he has witnessed.
"It's kind of normal [to see people
"But I'm not going to be scared of an
Wondy Pierre-Louis' nourishmen
More satisfying than the McDona
first two years of high.school,.his
kept him full. Always kept his mine
slept on a mattress on the floor. Alw
dence that God would prevail. It dro
bugs on his apartment floor. It nudg
inner voice that countered:
You cannot make it. You will rot in
in Haiti. You will never get your vis
Pierre-Louis does not know sa
does not know him. And so, un-
derneath the 4.3 speed and the
dreadlocks of the UF freshman
cornerback, lies an oddball. An
unorthodox, bubbling personal-
ity. Pierre-Louis has always refused
to capitulate to the pressures of the
world and the violence of his home;
He could have been killed in Hai
adhered to the streets of that Haiti.
Naples. He could have settled for
acted like the average human, gone
convenient route. But why be born
life? Pierre-Louis has always lived lif
A Caribbean beat.
SIS The teenager's living conditions soon deteriorated.
er His door hung off its hinges. His clothes resided in
g a plastic bag. His refrigerator housed spoiled food. His
kitchen was devoid of any pots, pans or cups. His shower
lacked a curtain. There was no TV, table, chairs or couch.
:e has deflected the And with no sheets and just a blanket, Pierre-Louis slept
on a mattress by the bugs that roamed his floor. Yet he
e get shot]," he said. still had a radio. He still had his trophies strewn about
Lything." his floor. And he still possessed an indomitable spirit that
t is his smile, could hardly be shaken.
wild's he relied on his "I thought it was tight because I was the only one liv-
exuberance always ing in there," said Pierre-Louis, who compared the total
d off the fact that he space of the shack to someone's average living room. "I
'ays gave him confi- didn't prefer anything better. It was all good."
ve him to ignore the Buddy Quarles hardly agreed. The Lely cornerbacks
ed him ahead of the coach drove Pierre-Louis home one day. When he ar-
rived, a frog jumped out of the shack and attached itself
Naples. You will stay onto Pierre-Louis' shirt.
a. You will never see "He wouldn't go into his house," Quarles said. "I fi-
nally got the frog off him, and then I opened the creaky
dness and sadness door and stared at the wide-open fridge door. I asked
him, 'What do you have to eat
k .* s .in there?' He said, 'I've got
people just start running and shooting, nothing to eat.'"
S bad. Mold, dust, dearth of es-
If you go outsidesentials. Quarles himself had
you better know where you're going." grown up in that same decrep-
WONDYPIERRE-LOUi it, threadbare neighborhood. But
and. even the homes on Hardee Street
ti. He could have were not as tattered as Pierre-
an neighborhood in
less. He could have
the easy route, the
.g, dull, apathetic to
fe to a different beat.
LIVING IN SHACKLES
The mother of a middle-class Haitian family, Dessece
moved Pierre-Louis and his brother John to Naples in
2002. Life was decent in Haiti, but it could have been bet-
ter. It was certainly supposed to be better.
The two brothers found a shack in a rundown Haitian
neighborhood and started from scratch. They had the
bare essentials: a home, paid rent (sent by their mother)
and schooling (nearby Lely High).
They also had something else: football.
John, the older brother, helped introduce Pierre-Louis
to the sport. Lely cornerback Fritz Jacques now with.
Kent State turned off the lights.
"The first time I got hit, I was knocked out for like
five minutes," Pierre-Louis said. "They just put me back
there and said, 'Run the ball.' I thought everybody was
. on my team."
But Pierre-Louis had a secret: goats.
The 14-year-old had chased them to pass the time in
Port-au-Prince. It was a popular game on the island. The
children would restrain the animals before suddenly let-
ting them loose. Whoever was timed pouncing on a goat
the soonest became a local hero. Pierre-Louis was good at
this little diversion. He was fast scary fast. And he had
also played soccer. Had a helluva leg, he did.
So Pierre-Louis shook off the blackout, strapped on
his honest-to-goodness smile and said, "Bring it."
He was playing football soon: mainly cornerback but
also receiver, punter and kicker. Yup, he could punt and
kick more on this later.
The English language came easily to the Creole-
speaking Haitian. He learned it at practice. He learned
it watching "That's So Raven" on the Disney Channel.
It was the only show he has ever religiously followed.
After six months of the program, Pierre-Louis had essen-
tially mastered his new language.
And he loved his neighborhood. Because while it was
inhabited by Haitian families who could only afford low
rent and the bare necessities, it also teemed with football
"We had fun; we was from the hood," Pierre-Louis
When they weren't playing backyard football, they
were throwing block parties. It was a wholesome good
time sparked by Pierre-Louis' joviality.
But just two and a half years into his U.S. stay, the un-
expected happened. John moved to New York to look for
work. He left his younger brother as the sole proprietor
of the 25-by-25-foot shanty.
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"Pretty nasty, pretty dirty," Quarles said. "It was
pretty sad. It was gross. It should have been tor down.
"The place was falling to pieces. It was very primal. I
said, 'You can't live here no way. You've got to go.'"
Quarles then approached his wife and divulged the
situation at hand.
"You have to trust me on this one," Quarles told her.
The family succeeded in taking Pierre-Louis in. The
teenager fit in snugly. The very next day, he was playing
basketball with Quarles' three children, all younger than
10 at the time.
Pierre-Louis did everything the Quarleses did. He
accompanied them to church: He rode his first roller
coaster at Disneyworld.
Quarles even taught him responsibility. When the
assistant coach first asked Pierre-Louis to take out the
trash, he vivaciously agreed.
"He always had a smile on his face," Quarles said,
compelled to restate the obvious over and over. "He's
always happy. Even when he's down, he's smiling."
HAITIAN CHAOS, AMERICAN FOOTBALL
While Pierre-Louis was living a reinvigorated life-
style, conditions deteriorated in his native country.
A rebellion during February 2004 tore Haiti apart.
Rebels were determined to oust President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide. The civil war ravaged the already impoverished
nation. When the rebels approached Port-au-Prince, they
sacked and burned the store of Pierre-Louis' mother.
Unexplained. Unprovoked. Unbelievable.
"They would go walking around burning everything
they find. They dumb," Pierre-Louis recalled in his
trademark Caribbean accent. "They didn't,only bur
our store, but other places, too. They were just doing bad
things just because they didn't want the president."
Supreme Court Chief Justice Boniface Alexandre
eventually succeeded Aristide, but it was too late. The
country had been decimated. U.S. Marines and United
Nations troops were called in to restore order.
Two years later, Haiti has failed to recover. The
country is the least developed of any in the Western
Hemisphere. It ranks 153rd out of 177 countries in the
U.N.'s Human Development Index.
Yet in Florida's safe haven, Pierre-Louis continued to
blossom. Still largely a novice at the game, the corer-
back burst onto the football scene as a junior.
Gifted with incredible speed and a 37-inch vertical
leap, Pierre-Louis made his splash playing against Cape
-Lely coach Chris Metzger remembers how Pierre-
Louis challenged Cape Coral's two blue-chip receivers.
He members the corerback jumping to an incred-
ibly high apex to intercept one ball. When Pierre-Louis
landed, he juked his way to the opposite side of the
field, avoided some tackles and scampered for a 43-yard
Photos by Tim Casey Alligator Staff
UF freshman cornerback Wondy Pierre-Louis works out during the Gators' first sum-
mer practicee on Aug. 6. PJerre-Louis had to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery
during the summer before being able to participate at full speed.
Photos by Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Above: Pierre-Louis readies himself for some action
on the kickoff team against Kentucky. The corner re-
corded his first career tackle during the game.
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Kentucky game. The cornerback said he will start on
the kickoff and punt teams against Alabama on Sat-
"We said, 'Wow this kid is special,'" Metzger said.
Pierre-Louis caught two interceptions as a junior
and returned both for touchdowns. He recovered two
fumbles and recorded 36 tackles. He also burnt up the
track; Pierre-Louis won the Class 4A state titles in the
long jump and triple jump. He would nail numerous
40-yard field goals during his career and also made for a
"I would do everything," Pierre-Louis said. "I would
do kickoffs, then I would punt the ball like 55 yards."
Urban Meyer and the Gators soon took notice. UF
swayed Pierre-Louis away from West Virginia. Then
Haiti intervened. The country demanded that he return
after his graduation. Haiti wouldn't grant him a visa.
LOCKED UP AT HOME
"I didn't want to let my son go," Quarles said. "I told
him, 'Don't give up. You've gotten this far. What you've
done to get here that's not a normal person.' Then I
told him, 'If something happens and you get stuck there,
I'm coming after you. I promise.'"
In June of this year, Pierre-Louis headed to Haiti
shrouded in uncertainty. It was estimated that he had a 10
percent chance of obtaining the visa he so crucially desired.
If the government decided to reject his paperwork on a
whim, he would never play for the Gators. The situation
reminded Pierre-Louis of his time in Haiti as a youngster.
Peril and poverty abounded.
His mother never allowed him to leave the'house.
Someone i wouldd drive him to school, and someone
would be waiting to bring him back as soon as school
ended It is only while describing his country's condition
th:.t Pierre-Louis speaks louder, faster, excitedly.
It is that dangerous," he said. "You get outside and
Son ne'. er know what could happen to you. I would just
;leep iand eat If yoi walk down the street, people just
stai t riuuuni and shooting. You don't know who's shoot-
ing to. it'- ad If you go outside, you better know where
1,.n re gCoin
Pierie-Loui-. wouldn't even feel safe buying grocer-
I fou nd people to buy me food some girls," he said
%% ith a1 clortle
A rmirla.l oon materialized itself in the form of UF
,secondji\ coach Chuck Heater. The Gators dispatched
Heater to travel to Port-au-Prince and
intervene. Then the coach discovered
the following: 53 Americans had been
kidnapped in Haiti in 2005, and 20 more
had been kidnapped in the vicinity of the
capital's airport during March.
"You start learning more about what
you're dealing with and you're like,
'What an idiot [I am],'" Heater said.
Still, he flew to the country and was
stealthily transported to the Pierre-Louis
household. He hardly dared venture
"I just remember looking out of the
second floor of the house one morning
and on the right was a lady walking with
a bucket on her head and getting water
'from the well," Heater said. "On the left
W was a shack with a lady and three kids."
The coach pleaded with the U.S.
Embassy and the Haitian government.
He left the country a cautious optimist.
Then it happened. They granted Pierre-
Louis the visa.
"We definitely think God had a plan
for Wondy," Metzger said.
THE NEXT DEION?
When Meyer removed the black stripe from his
freshman's helmet in August, Pierre-Louis was you
guessed it all smiles.
"I busted my ass on kickoffs and special teams," he
said that day. "And at cornerback, I was lighting people
up. This means I'm going to play."
Reggie Lewis and Ryan Smith hdve a monopoly on
cornerback playing time, but Pierre-Louis has already
made an impression on Meyer's special teams. Pierre-
Louis said he will start on the kickoff and punt teams
"He looks at me like I have six heads sometimes when
I'm explaining stuff to him, but he can run," Meyer said.
"He's begging me to play and I love that. We're going to
get him involved."
Pierre-Louis.recorded his first tackle against Kentucky
by zooming'down the field on a kickoff.
He is still a raw talent, a blueprint for future success
waiting to burst out of a shell.
"He could be in the pros in three years," Quarles said.
"In fact, he could be one of the best DBs to ever play foot-
ball. It's his fault if he isn't."
Quarles says this in complete seriousness. He played
against former NFL great cornerback Deion Sanders
when the two were on Pee Wee teams in the Naples area.
Dare we say it? Yes, we do.
"Deion has nothing on Wondy I'm telling you right
now," Quarles said. "I'm not saying this because I'm
close with him, either. That kid is an athlete. I've seen
Deion play, and Wondy is one of those special kids."
He's certainly gifted, this jumble of joy and life. H6 is
a different player, a different person.
He does not know what "Family Guy" or "The
Simpsons" are. He does not use a computer and does not
watch TV unless there is football on. He received his first
cell phone just months ago.
What is the saying ignorance is bliss? A cliche, but
in Pierre-Louis' case, a way of life.
Teammates say he always lifts their sprits when
they're down. All you have to do is see him dance.
He always tells Lewis, "You gotta have rhythm."
Retorts Lewis: "If he can't do anything else, at least
he can dance."
Pierre-Louis is amazed by little in the U.S. He is
mostly boggled by UF's medical staff.
"Here at Florida if you get hurt, they take care of
you right on the spot," said Pierre-Louis, eyes wide open,
portals intoA virgin soul that has always marched to the
beat of the syile.
4, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2006
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