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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 29
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3,2006
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006
Brown's brothers unsatisfied with verdict
By JAMES RIGNEY
Members of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity are
not satisfied with Friday's verdict for one of
the men charged in connection with the death
of their brother Thomas Brown, who was fa-
tally beaten after the Florida-Georgia game in
Jacksonville last year.
Jeremy Lane was convicted of aggravated
battery on Friday, after a four-day trial at the
Duval County Courthouse.
Prosecutors attempted to charge Lane, 22,
with second-degree murder, a crime with a
maximum penalty of life in prison.
But the jury compromised between the
prosecution's request and the defense's call
for a simple battery conviction, said Assistant
State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda.
"We were disappointed in the verdict, but
we all accept that we agree to live by the rule
of law," said de la Rionda, who prosecuted
Jordan See, one of Brown's Beta Theta Pi
brothers, said the fraternity members were
disappointed in the less severe charge.
"I'm upset because he didn't get What he
deserved," said See, who called Brown one of
his closer friends in the house.
See said he skipped classes to attend all
"I'm upset because he didn't get
what he deserved."
friend of Brown
of Lane's trial. He said he is looking forward
to attending the next two trials to support
Lane's sentencing hearing will be sched-
uled Oct. 23. Aggravated battery has a maxi-
mum penalty of 15 years in prison, according
to the Duval County clerk of court's office.
Cases are still pending against Mark
Foss and Alex Canzano, the two other men
Between 12 and 15 fraternity members
attended parts of the four-day trial, See said.
Brown's family and friends were present at all
phases of the trial, de la Rionda said
"I'd like to take a moment and commend
all of them, especially all the college students
taking time out of their busy schedule for a
good friend who was killed," de la Rionda
Brown's family did not comment on the
trial because a judge ordered them not to until
all three trials are completed, said Brown's
father, Thomas J. Brown.
Lane's defense attorney could not be
reached, despite numerous calls.
Law school feels
effect of economy
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* APPLICATIONS FOLLOW
A CYCLICAL PATTERN.
By EMILY RISI
Alligator Contributing Writer
A strong economy is luring
recent graduates into the job
market rather than into graduate
programs, according to a UF law
The law school has seen a
decline in applicants during the
past four years, despite rising
The law school received about
3,500 applications in 2002 com-
pared with almost 3,000 in 2005
and 2,700 in 2006, said J. Michael
Patrick, the assistant dean of
admissions at the Levin College
"In the middle of decades
when the economy is doing well,
people are looking for graduate
programs and focusing on their
MBAs," Patrick said. "If you look
back into the '90s and '80s, you
will find that applications were
up in law school in the beginning
(of the decades), down in the
middle, and thenback up toward
Despite the declining number
of applicants, Patrick said the
same number of students will be
admitted to and graduate from
Linda Calvert Hanson, the
assistant dean for career services
at the law school, identifies the
strong economy as a factor in the
The decline echoes a nation-
wide trend, she said.
"There can be a combination
of factors influencing any decline,
including changes in the econo-
my," Hanson said. "For example,
applications increase when the
job market is tighter, as students
decide to attend graduate school
to defer enter-
UA ade ing into the
said that as a result of increasing
admission standards, potential
law students are self-selecting out
of the pool.
"This more realistic expecta-
tion by applicants can explain the
decrease in applications while the
credentials of the entering classes
remain strong," Hanson said.
In past years, the school ac-
cepted applicants in two sessions;
around 200 students entered in
the Fall and roughly another 200
in the Spring.
However, in 2006 the school
eliminated the process of admit-
ting a Spring class, and increased
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 3
Syrian ambassador discusses frayed ties with U.S.
Diplomat supports peaceful resolution
By ALEX TIEGEN
He also tried to counteract what
he considers negative stereotypes
He said his country was a
The American government new ally of the United States
betrayed Syria when it invaded after the first Gulf War, but their
Iraq, the Syrian ambassador to the honeymoon ended when America
United States told a Gainesville ignored Syria's warnings that an
audience Monday night. American invasion would desta-
"We believe that occupation is bilize the Middle East.
evil," he said. "Nothing good will America opened a "Pandora's
come of it." box of woe" on Syria and other
Imad Moustapha spoke about Arab nations the day it invaded
Syria's relationship with America Iraq, he said.
and other Arab countries during a "The situation there is in the
speech in Emerson Alumni Hall. realm of nightmares," he said.
"And there is no exit strategy in
the near future."
Every U.S. president since
Richard Nixon visited Syria's
capital, except Bush, he said.
Denying accusations that
Syria let insurgents into Iraq after
the U.S. invasion, he noted that
Saddam Hussein was an enemy
Annie Higgins, faculty ad-
viser for the Arabic Cultural
Association, said the ambassador
showed guests a more positive
side of Syria.
"Many Americans don't even
think Syrians can write," Higgins
"The situation there is in
the realm of nightmares."
Moustapha -told his audience
that Syria's population is 20 per-
cent Christian. And the country's
vice president is female.
Higgins said the American me-
dia focus on wartime issues, such
as the country's support of Hamas
and Hezbollah, when covering
But Moustapha, a -former
administrator at Damascus
University, said he will keep
supporting those groups until a
peaceful way to resolve the Arab-
Israeli conflict is found.
"Why do I believe that peace
will form eventually?" he said.
"Because there is no other alter-
Israel doesn't have the resourc-
es to keep occupying the Golan
Heights area bordering Syria, he
said. When Israel retreats from the
territory, Syria will offer peace.
The ambassador's visit
was sponsored by UF's Arabic
Cultural Association and the UF
UF researchers work to save endangered butterflies
* RARE BUTTERFLY BREED MAKES A
COMEBACK WITH UF'S HELP.
By CARLOS BAEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Miami blue butterfly, an endangered
species once thought to have been extinct, got
a second chance after researchers from UF re-
leased approximately 400 captive-bred larvae
into Biscayne National Park.
The conservation program aimed at saving
the Miami blue started in 2002 when a status
survey was done throughout South Florida to
see how many of the butterflies remained in
When the species was listed as endan-
gered by the state of Florida, UF researchers
received funding from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission to start
a captive-breeding population, said Jaret
Daniels, an assistant professor of entomol-
ogy in UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences and assistant director for research
at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and
The captive-breeding program, which
started from approximately 100 eggs collected
from the only remaining wild population at
Bahia Honda State Park, continues to increase
with each new generation, Daniels said.
These captive-bred populations produced
the farvae that were introduced into Biscayne
National Park. The park was chosen because
it was once part of the Miami blue's natural
habitat and because the proper host plants for
the larvae grow there.
While satisfied with the release, Daniels
knows that the Miami blue still has a long
way to go.
"It's easy to get overly excited about releas-
ing a number of organisms and saying that
this species is going to be recovered in the
near future, I don't think that's quite the case,"
Daniels said. "This is just a small step forward
for recovering this species."
Along with more releases in the future,
the next step is to monitor the populations
that have been released and to see if they are
breeding and increasing in number, Daniels
Although UF researchers are leading the
captive-breeding program, other agencies are
involved with saving the Miami blue.
The National Park Service, the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission and
the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, along with other partners, are
working together with UF researchers to
make sure that this butterfly has a bright fu-
ture, Daniels said.
"We're definitely not working in a vacuum
here," Daniels said. "We're working with
some very wonderful partners and also other
funding organizations which have helped
support this project over time."
All of the partners working together make
it a very unique conservation project that is in
many ways a good model for other projects
dealing with endangered species, Daniels
The public can witness the Miami blue
captive-breeding program at the inaugural
Florida Butterfly Festival in Gainesville tak-
ing place Oct. 14 and 15, hosted by the Florida
Museum of Natural History and other com-
The Butterfly Rainforest will be open, and
the festival will include a photo contest, lec-
tures, nature walks and other family-oriented
activities, said Paul Ramey, assistant director
for marketing and public relations for the
Florida Museum of Natural History.
Although this is the festival's first year,
Ramey has high expectations for it in the
"There are other butterfly festivals around
the country, and we'd like to become as big as
those," Ramey said.
When people come to the Butterfly
Festival in October, they can participate in
family-friendly activities, view the labs at the
McGuire Center and see what the stages of the
Miami blue captive-breeding program.
"It's kind of a living exhibit to showcase
what UF is doing and for people to better un-
derstand.that we're working strongly to help
conserve this butterfly," Daniels said. "It's a
very good icon for trying to conserve what's
left of wild Florida (and) keep it around for
generations to come."
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
The endangered Miami blue butterfly is surviving with the help of UF researchers, who
released about 400 larvae into Biscayne National Park.
City officials discuss best ways to combat low standards
By DOMINICK TAO
Despite rumors of a showdown,
the Gainesville City Commission
and the Alachua County School
Board amiably discussed how the
city can improve public education.
At a Monday meeting, county
education officials told city commis-
sioners that they could help alleviate
conditions such as poverty that lead
to poor academic performance.
"We've got these kids for only six
or seven hours a day," said Jackie
Johnson, the school board's spokes-
woman. "What goes on in homes
and neighborhoods has a big impact
on school performance."
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan and the
commissioners said that improving
pupils' extracurricular life is key for
both the pupils and the community.
"A very high percentage of
other problems like homelessness
and poverty are from kids who
have (fallen) out of the system,"
The mayor said she requested
this special joint meeting partly be-
cause school board members came
to her with concerns over low mi-
nority graduation rates.
"is what happens
to the 48 per-
cent of African
aren't making it
Hanrahan to graduation."
Mel Lucas, the
school board's director of research
and evaluation, told commissioners
that -:omneschools receive poor state
-standardized test grades -despite-ef--
forts to improve because of the state
"They place an extremely heavy
weight on our most extremely chal-
lenged students," he said. "For in-
stance, scores of the lowestperform-
ers are counted multiple times."
For example, he said although
Gainesville's Eastside High School is
ranked one of the best in the nation,
it received a "D" grade last year by
the state's board of education.
Eastside High School received
high national rankings partly be-
cause of the number of Advanced
Placement tests its students take: -
Commissioner Jack Donovan
said helping a school's struggling
students wasn't a bad thing.
"Our highest-achieving students,
I am willing to bet, come from the
most well-to-do families," he said.
"I like the state's emphasis on how
our lower-achieving students are
SJohnson, the school board's
spokeswomen, said in order to stop
problems that start outside of the
classroom, the school system needs
the city's help.
"We can't do it alone," she said.
"We just can't." -
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4, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3,2006
Odd lecture prompts suspicion
By CHAD SMITH
A UF faculty member was sus-
pended after delivering a giddy lec-
ture that has raised some eyebrows.
Administrators, suspicious that
John Hall was intoxicated during
a Sept. 5 class, have put Hall on
paid leave. His Sept. 7 lecture was
cancelled, and he was replaced the
Hall, who has been lecturing for
the Warrington College of Business
since 1988, was one of the college's
three teachers of the year during the
1995-96 academic period. He could
not be reached for comment.
During the controversial lecture,
Hall displayed excitement about his
topic as he discussed the application
of ancient texts to modem manage-
He wondered aloud how old Sun
Tzu's "The Art of War" is. When
a student suggested he check the
copyright on the ancient text, Hall
fell into a brief bout of hysterics.
This scene was included in a
four-minute highlight reel of the lec-
ture that was posted on the comedy
Web site Break.com.
Hall's lectures are posted online
for the students in his large class.
The Sept. 5 lecture was linked to on
YouTube.com and on VH1's "Best
Week Ever" blog.
At some points in the video, stu-
dents at the front of the class were
looking around at each other and
Complaints by some of Hall's
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Hall college's admin-
istration are look-
ing into the incident to determine
whether Hall will be fired.
Graduate student James Van
Scotter, a teaching assistant in the
course, said Hall is very easygoing,
and it is not unusual for him to joke
around with the class.
He said Hall is a "natural"
teacher because he's been lecturing
for so long.
Hall told Van Scotter that he has
been stopped by former students
while traveling in Japan.
"He's taught so many students,
he's practically famous," Van Scotter
Van Scotter was not in the class-
room during the lecture, but he said
he has seen some of the video.
SHe said he has not spoken with
Hall since the lecture.
"I hope he's OK," he said.
Van Scotter said the class, which
starts at 8:30 a.m., enrolls about
1,480 students. Amy Brownlee took
over the class Sept. 12. Brownlee also
taught the course over the summer.
Josh Simmons, an economics and
mathematics sophomore, is taking
Hall's class for his business admin-
Simmons said he hadn't seen the
lecture until he heard rumors that
Hall had taught the class drunk.
After watching the video, he was
fairly certain the rumors were true,
"I don't want to jump to conclu-
sions, but it was definitely obvious
that something was amiss," he said.
Simmons, who has never met
Hall, said he is a "colorful charac-
ter" in class, but the Sept. 5 lecture
was much different. He said Hall's
slurred speech, rambling and "er-
ratic behavior" were very unprofes-
"I don't think he should be teach-
ing after that," Simmons said.
Simmons said that though Hall's
behavior was unprofessional, he
found the lecture amusing.
The end of the lecture, when Hall
said, "See you Thursday," was espe-
cially ironic, he said.
Police look into
By JAMES RIGNEY
Police are investigating several cases of possible sexu-
al battery after three women told police they believe they
may have been drugged at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
house Saturday night, police said Monday.
The women did not know each other and arrived at lo-
cal hospitals independently, said Sgt. Keith
Public Kameg, Gainesville Police Department
_.' "_:_: spokesman. He said police believe more
women may not yet have come forward.
"One case is suspicious, two is coincidental and three
cases are significant," he said.
The women, two 18-year-old UF students and one 17-
year-old from an "out-of-county" high school, said they
were at the fraternity house on University Avenue on
Saturday night, Kameg said.
The two UF students told police they drank some beer
and the 17-year-old said she drank Pepsi, Kameg said.
They told police they thought they had been drugged
because they woke up hours later, not remembering what
had happened, he said.
Kameg said that at this time police are not alleging any
crime, but are investigating for possible sexual battery.
Detective Sgt. Ray Barber said GPD normally sees a
few cases of possible sexual battery in a two-week period,
but he called the three cases a "weird circumstance."
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
JAMES M. DAVIDSON, 72
Former agriculture VP helped college in hard times
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Whenever any faculty member
was sick at the Institite of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, James. M.
Davidson always called to see if he
could do anything even when he
himself was sick, said a colleague.
Davidson, a former UF vice
president of agriculture and natural
resources died Sept. 26 at age 72. His
memorial was held Sunday.
"He really viewed everyone
who worked for IFAS as part of his
extended family, and he wanted to
make sure that family had charac-
ter," said Joe Joyce, UF's associate
vice president of agriculture and
Davidson spent much of his
career working with IFAS, UF's ag-
ricultural research center, but retired
"He really put a high value
former associate of Davidson
in 1998 due to his illness.
While vice president, he hired
Chris Waddil, the first female dean
at IFAS. She is now a director of two
IFAS research and education centers
in South Florida.
"It was a decision that had cer-
tain risks to it," Waddill said. "There
were not many female deans in agri-
culture at that time."
- He saw IFAS through tough ad-
ministrative problems, she said.
"He was a man of integrity and
someone you could really trust,"
In 1974, he joined the faculty and
researched how fertilizers and pes-
ticides travel through soil.
After he retired, Davidson cre-
ated an endowment to help gradu-
ate students pay travel expenses to
"He really put a high value on
students," Waddill said.
Davidson was inducted into the
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame in
2005 and received other accolades.
"He's one of those individuals
that's special in your life," Joyce
Survey: In sex, UF misses mark
SHCC probing UF sex ed
By GISELLE MAZUR
Alligator Contributing Writer
Trojan has evaluated UF's
sexual education programs and,
according to the condom pro-
vider, the university is only about
As a result, UF's Student'
Health Care Center is taking a
closer look at sexual education.
In the survey, Trojan graded
100 colleges and universities on
their sexual health services.
UF only received a 2.0 on a 4.0
scale and was ranked 49th out of
According to Trojan, schools
were graded in seven categories,
including condom availability,-
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sexually transmitted infections
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Life grades schools on
can be found on campus, at what.
cost and whether they come with
instructions for use.
UF provides free condoms at
all GatorWell offices, the Student
Health Care Center, the pharmacy
and GatorWell health huts.
On average, UF gives out
50,000 free condoms a year
- about one free condom per
Trojan also gave the university
a below-average score for HIV
and STI testing and information.
The score is calculated according
to the availability and location of
tests and information provided
about what tests are offered and
how much they cost.
"It's important for students to
have knowledge of their sexual
health," said Vladimir Oge, a UF
health promotions specialist.
Trojan graded Web sites based
on how easily sites are found and
navigated, how informative they
are about services offered, STI
information and information on
how to communicate with the
SThe SHCC Web site includes
all of this information, as well as
where to find free condoms and
the GatorWell health huts, Oge
UF only received a "C" on this
part of the survey.
As far as attempts to improve
UF's score, Oge said, "We are re-
ally committed to improving our
services and are always looking to
our student population."
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UAA gets $6 million
while CLAS starves
W hen we're short on cash, we dig through our couch
cushions for loose change yesterday, we found a
hairpin, a stick of gum and a Sacagawea dollar. It's
not that lucrative, obviously, but it's enough to keep us in Egg
McMuffins and cheap beer. We're happy.
Of course, UF does things a little differently. At last Friday's
Gator Gala, the university charged alumni an arm and a leg
- actually, $50,000 a table to mill around the Stephen C.
O'Connell Center in tuxedos and fancy dresses. The theme
was "vintage black tie." Some of the men bore a striking re-
semblance to Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Monopoly guy top
hats and monocles tend to have that effect but they paid with
good old American greenbacks, not orange $500 bills. By the
end of the night, UF had raised more than $6 million.
Great idea, right? Round up a bunch of rich people, feed
them a chicken dinner and then sit back and couilt your mil-
lions. It's genius. But guess where the money's going. Go on,
take a guess.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences? Nope. The market-
ing campaign? Negative. The secret Swamp Party slush fund?
Wrong again. Give up? Its going to the University Athletic
Association. For athletic scholarships. That's right. UF cuts
the CLAS budget, slashes National Merit Scholarships and
then raises $6 million so that some corn-fed linebacker from
Nebraska who can't even spell SAT, let alone pass it can
attend UF for free. Sorry, but we don't quite get it.
If UF wants to reach the Top 10 some time this century, the
administration should start paying attention to variables that
really matter like class sizes and median test scores and
leave the football team to its own devices. Besides, UF's team
is already ranked way ahead of Penn State University's. That's
more than you can say for UF itself.
Hey, remember the
Taliban? They were
the bad guys in
that country we invaded
before Iraq. That's right,
Afghanistan. Or was it
Kyrgyzstan? We can never
Anyway, those Taliban
types are back, and boy, are
they pissed. They've been
rioting, growing opium and
oppressing women like they
never left the place and
now they're killing the good
guys right and left. You'd
almost think they won the
war, not us. As if!
So knock it off, Taliban.
Nobody likes a sore loser.
Except, it seems, Senate
Majority Leader Bill Frist.
He flew to Afghanistan
on Monday, where he met
with American and Afghan
soldiers before announcing
that we should brace
yourself negotiate with
OK, those weren't his
exact words. He said, "You
need to bring them" the
Taliban "into a more
transparent type of govern-
But still. Getting rid of
the Taliban was the whole
point of the invasion, right?
It was called "Operation
Enduring Freedom," not
Freedom and then the
Taliban comes back." Right?
It's almost like Frist is
saying we lost. But come on.
It would take a real jerk of
a president to lose two wars
at the same time not to
mention a few spineless,
rubber-stamping idiots in
Congress. And what would
Bill Frist know about that?
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Ticket scalping law
here is a terror consuming UF. Worse than tuition
hikes, Student Government cronyism, and arse-
nic-laced Krishna Lunch all rolled into one. OK,
maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit. But still, scalping
tickets for Gators sports is pretty high up there on the
list of Things Wrong With UF.
Yes, I'm aware of the economic argument. I'm an eco-
nomics major I could probably talk your ear off about
supply, demand, consumer surpluses and a couple of
other factors that would bore the average person to
tears. And the abolition of the scalping law has made
ripping students off so much easier.
What I'm talking about is something stronger than
all the economic advantages combined: This is a ques-
tion of morals.
Two years ago, things were a little different. Because
of a new lottery system, among other reasons, there was
actually a surplus of student season tickets after the lot-
tery. Therefore, everyone who entered the lottery won
- and then there was even a second round so students
who didn't try the-first time around had another op-
But this year," demand was definitely higher than
supply for student season tickets. This means a lot of
people who genuinely wanted to plunk down $70 for
tickets did not actually get them. But a decent number
of people probably got tickets just so they could turn
around and sell them to make an easy profit.
So here's the problem: It's not fair to overcharge your
fellow students, plain and simple. Yet this is happening
all over campus every week.
A few weeks ago, before we played the University of
Central Florida an unranked team we faced for the
unfair to students
first time some students sold
their tickets for $100 each.
d It's hard to imagine what
people are expecting for next
week's Homecoming game
against No. 9 Louisiana State
Jessica Holland University, a team with which
Jess Suggests we have a history and upon
firstname.lastname@example.org which we are hoping to exact
some revenge. A quick check
on the Internet shows that some
people are actually asking for $250 a ticket.
Most students myself included just cannot af-
ford to spend that kind of money. Gators sports are sup-
posed to let the biggest fans see their team play for a fair
price. That's why student football tickets are $10 each,
no matter which team we're playing in the Swamp.
I was fortunate enough to win the lottery for season
tickets, but I know die-hard fans who weren't so lucky.
So when I couldn't attend the UCF game, I sold my
ticket for a mere $20. I could have sold it for $50 or $60,
easily. But then True Gator Fan A wouldn't have been
able to attend the game, just because he had less money
to spend on a ticket than True Gator Fan B. And that's
I don't mean to say that the people who pay high
prices for tickets aren't True Fans. If they weren't, they
probably wouldn't want a ticket in the first place. But it
is not fair to fill the student sections of Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium with the highest bidders. Leave that for the
people who can afford it: the alumni.
Jessica Holland is an economics and German junior. Her
column appears on Tuesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should ticket
scalping be legal?
Monday's question: Should Don-
ald Rumsfeld resign as Secretary
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 7
Prescription drug abuse rampant among college students
Perhaps students should be required to
take a blood test before sitting down
for an exam. I know that sounds dra-
conian and maybe a little implausible
- but we have to do something.
Regrettably, the academic arena is begin-
ning to follow the example of professional
sports, where athletes try to gain an unfair
advantage by using illegal and sometimes
dangerous drugs to enhance their perfor-
mance. Anyone who has lived in a dorm
knows that students use attention deficit
and hyperactivity disorder drugs such as
Ritalin and Adderall as study aids.
More and more, college students seem
to want a degree even if earning that
degree comes at the cost of real learning. In
other words, the end is more important than
the means. This attitude leads to-cheating,
which more than half of .all students admit-
ted to in a 1991 survey. It's gotten much
worse since then.
Our generation's lack of respect for rules,
its apparent disregard for the ideals of fair-
ness and hard work, has also led to another
form of cheating abusing prescription
drugs like Ritalin to stay awake and focus
during long periods of studying.
One expert said: "Everyone can benefit
from Adderall's performance-enhancing ca-
pabilities. This often gives nonprescribed
users an unfair advantage."
The gap between students using study
aids and those who try to succeed on their
own merits has created an uneven playing
field that desperately-needs to be leveled.
Of course, there would be no problem
with study aids like Ritalin and Adderall -
everyone could take them and have an equal
opportunity to succeed except for the fact
that these drugs have negative physical and
Adderall is a stimulant. It raises both
heart rate and blood pressure. Taking it
without a prescription, as so many students
do, is dangerous. It speeds up the metabo-
lism, causes sleeping
Ryan problems and can
Hagaman render users incapable
Speaking Out of driving or operating
ADHD drugs are
also physically and emotionally habit-form-
ing. They create a powerful chemical de-
pendency. After taking Adderall or Ritalin,
some students feel they can no longer study
without the pills.
This is clearly a serious problem among
college students, one that should be ad-
dressed in every clinic and psychologist's
practice. Should doctors write so many
prescriptions for ADHD medication, or are
students just looking for an easy way out?
Do parents tacitly encourage Ritalin and
Adderall abuse? Do professors?
The only way to overcome this trend is
for everyone the people writing prescrip-
tions and the people receiving them to
have a change of conscience and realize that
abusing prescription drugs is dangerous
and wrong. Otherwise, we'll just medicate
ourselves into a stupor.
There's still some hope for us. If thera-
pists evaluated their patients better instead
of just giving them pills and if students
decided that academic achievement is some-
thing to be valued and truly earned, then
maybe this trend would change.
Then again, if professional sports are any
indication, our generation is just warming
up to performance-enhancing drugs. We
haven't hit the Barry Bonds phase yet.
The best way to eliminate both the dan-
gers and the unfair advantages that result
from taking such medications is to eliminate
the overprescribing of ADHD medication.
This would at least lessen the number of
students who sell their pills for profit. A
small victory, maybe, but a step in the right
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Christianity itself relies on fear
I want to respond to Todd
Portnowitz's column and some of the
reactions it provoked. Ask Joey Johnsen
whom he talks to the most. Hell tell
you its an atheist who heads a campus
free-thought group. Ask him who that
person is, and he'll tell you it's me.
On several occasions, I've chal-
lenged Joey to defend his positions. But
he can't he can only assert them.
In her Monday letter, Christine
Miller admits, "If Johnsen is preach-
ing Christianity through fear ... then
so is the Bible itself." Exactly. Bravo for
your honesty, Christine. I wish more
Christians would admit this.
If Joey and those like him only have
dogma to offer, let them continue to do
so. We expect no less from a worldview
based on ancient superstitions, myth
and lore. But if they have more to offer,
then in the words of Isaiah "come
now, let us reason together."
Atheist, Agnostic and Freethinking
Congress protects, needs pages
I am a former congressional page
who served Rep. Dan Miller during
the. 2002-03 school year. I am writ-
ing in response to Monday's editorial
concerning former Rep. Mark Foley's
involvement with former pages. While
I do not intend to condone Foley's ac-
tions or those of the House leadership, I
want to make a few facts dear concern-
ing the page program.
First of all, pages live in a secure
residence hall guarded by two full-time
Capitol Police officers. They are pro-
tected by swipe cards and metal detec-
tors. Page supervisors devote all their
time to providing a safe opportunity
for pages to take part in our nation's
Pages do not simply fetch "coffee
and bagels" for congressmen, as the
editorial suggested. Their duties stretch
from serving on the House floor to
answering phone calls or delivering
reports to various offices. During these
jobs, pages sometimes find themselves
interacting with members of Congress.
But unless one considers conversation
with a group of five or more pages
"flirting," the interaction between
members and pages is innocent.
'It is important to note that pages'
conduct beyond their year of appoint-
ment is not the concern of the House
leadership. While Monday's editorial
suggested that Foley exchanged sexu-
ally explicit e-mails with current pages,
that is simply not true. The page pro-
gram has too many safeguards in place
to allow such interaction. For instance,
in order to leave the residence hall at
any time, we were required to have
a "buddy" and sign a log indicating
where we were going and our expected
time of arrival.
Although I am deeply saddened
by the recent events concerning Mark
Foley's behavior with former pages, I
am concerned that the program that
has given many high school juniors an
extraordinarily unique experience will
unjustly suffer and possibly disappear
following the investigations and deci-
sions by House leaders.
8, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3,2006
After 10 years, note taking still pays student bills
SSOME SAY THE NOTES
PROVIDE UNFAIR HELP.
By DREW HARWELL
Taking notes helps students get
A's, but it also helps pay the bills for
some UF students.
For years, Gainesville businesses
have been creating and distributing
study guides to thousands of stu-
dents several times a year.
Jessica Higgins, an English and
linguistics senior, was enrolled in
UF's History of Jazz course during
the Spring semester when she saw
an advertisement for note takers.
"I figured it'd be nice to earn
money taking notes," she said.
When she applied at Smokin'
Notes, the staff reviewed her resume
and grade point average and ad-
ministered three tests on grammar
and editing. Smokin' Notes founder
Ryan Dix said potential note takers
are sometimes asked to submit notes
taken in other classes for evaluation.
Higgins attended class every day
and spent about eight hours every
week typing and organizing notes.
"I would take notes in class and
organize later," she said. "It helped
me to organize my basic thoughts."-
At the end of the week, she
would submit them to the Smokin'
S Notes editors, who
Student would combine the
Lfe notes with those of
other students in the
class and research other material.
Dix said editors spend more than 20
hours reviewing each study guide
before printing it.
Although some believe the notes
help students unfairly, she says they
are a good way for confused stu-
dents to study before the test.
"The notes are a study guide,"
she said. "If they're more efficient,
then why not?"
Aside from claims that the notes
unfairly help slacking students, the
packs have also come under fire for
stealing from professors.
In a 1996 lawsuit, UF claimed a
note-taking company called A-Plus
Notes infringed upon professors'
copyrights by printing lecture notes.
The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled
against UF and said students' notes
aren't professors' intellectual prop-
Ten years later, the note-taking
business at UF is still profitable.
Einstein's Notes sells notes for 28
different courses this semester, and
Smokin' Notes offers notes for nine.
Drew Wolski, an accounting se-
nior, buys the notes for his Principles
of Marketing and Principles of
Management classes. He said that
although he attends the lectures and
takes his own notes, the packs are a
good and cheap study supplement.
"The notes are very detailed," he
said. "I could get by without watch-
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By ANDREW SWENSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Local Cingular Wireless custom-
ers may no longer need to shout
into their phone, listen to "can you
hear me now" or search for signal
strength like it's the Holy Grail.
According to Kelly Starling, a
spokeswoman for Cingular, the
company is working to improve
Gainesville's notoriously poor ser-
"It's really frustrating when
you are trying to talk to a
professor on the phone
and you have to run around
the neighborhood trying to
get better reception."
In an e-mail interview Starling
wrote, "You should see improve-
ments within days concerning the
dropped and failed calls."
The network team is ordering
equipment to address the current
capacity issue. During the past two
weeks Cingular has experienced
congestion on cell sites that service
UF, she said.
Cingular has numerous cell sites
in the Gainesville area, including
two on UF's campus, so the lack of
sites is not an issue with the poor
signal. The issue is one of capacity
specific to the Gainesville area.
Cell sites can be phone towers, a
monopole or a set of antennae built
on top of an existing structure.
This year Cingular has invested
about $340 million into its Florida
network. That investment includes
adding new cell sites and integrat-
ing the former AT&T Wireless and
Cingular networks, Starling said.
Cingular's current ad campaign
may be slightly misleading to the
average consumer. It has been tout-
ing itself as the nation's leader in
fewc-t dropped caTl and promoting
its "Allover Network."
Telephia, a research company, re-
ported that during an extensive na-
tionwide test of major wireless car-
riers, Cingular dropped the fewest
number of calls across the country.
Cingular, upon hearing this, began
advertising with more aggression,
citing Telephia-as "the leading inde-
pendent research company."
A spokesman for Telephia said
Cingular had a statistically signifi-
cant lower dropped-call rate than
the competition across some mar-
kets and time periods. But it had no
knowledge of how Cingular reached
In a study by Consumer
Reports"magazine, Cingular was
criticized for static and dropped
Cingular to strengthen signal
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is not surprised that Cingular's ads are trying to talk to a professor on get better reception," he said.
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the Fall class size to 400 students.
Hanson said that out of the 2,711 ap-
plications received in the Fall 2006, 447
students were accepted, constituting
one of the program's largest classes.
"Importantly, the credentials of this
class are higher than ever in terms of
their median LSAT and undergraduate
GPA," she said. "So, the decrease in ap-
plications had no impact on the size or
quality of the admitted student body."
According to the law school's 2006-
07 prospectus, the students admitted
into the school in 2005-06 had a median
grade point average of 3.59 and a 159
median LSAT score.
The college gives substantial weight
to scores when considering students
Students must also include a re-
sume, personal statement and letters
of evaluation in their applications.
Evaluations are made regarding the
student's writing skills, breadth of
studies, and life and leadership experi-
Although the number of applicants
is on the decline, Hanson said she does
not think it will affect the value of the
current students' degrees.
"In my opinion, the key factors
that influence the value of the law
graduate's degree are the reputation of
the law school, the quality of the edu-
cational program and the type of skills
and.practical experiences gained by the
student during their tenure," she said,
"not the number of applicants."
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University Relations Office
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of the University of Florida
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APA another way
to have campus say
,Asembly is the
Florida's ad isony,
service group for
professional staff :
Formed in the
spring of 2003, Diane Craig
the APA consists
of all TEAMS A employees and faculty
members who are nor included in the
Faculty Senate for a tortl membership
of about 2,100 employees.
'Top university leaders and adminis-
trators increasingly are seeking out the
APA for input on a number of campus
Staff opinion surveys
A recent major focus of. PA has
been to improve internal communica-
rions across campus and to increase
learning opportunities for profes-
sional staff. This past summer APA
partnered with Human Resource
Services to present seminars on
nonreappomiment and flexible work
schedules. And in August. APA
Sponsored guided walking tours of
the newly reno ated Libran \V'est for
On Oct. 12. ,MA will hold the
first of several Lunch and Learn
events designed to promote open
and timely discussion of important
campus issues. The tirst speaker in
the series is Danava \'right. chair of
the Faculty Senate. who will ;peak
on shared governance. APA members
should look for registration details for
this and other APA-sponsored events
APA meetings are held monthly
and the standing APA committees are
human resources, internal communica-
tions, survey and community service.
For more information about
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2006-200" meeting schedule and
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Homecoming steeped in 100 years of tradition
Encouraged to "Relive the Tradition."
members of the Gitor Nation can celebrate
Homecoming 2006 with festivities high-
lighting 100 veair of Florida football and
the 10-vear aniversiry of the Gatort' fir-t
Most Uni'vcrsicx of Florida offices v.ill
be closed Fridai- for the celebration, which
v, ill get under wa\- at 11 a m. with the an-
nual Gar:r Gallop.
Gairor Gallop, a two-mile run starting
at the Percy Beard Track. is a chance for all
members of the Gitor Natron including
pers, to bc a pirt of the official escort for
the Homecoming parade The race contin-
ues down Southwest Second Avenue onto
Unilersin Avenue and finishes iust before
13th Street. Awards w dl be given to both
the male and female winner,
The S3rd annual Homecoming parade
swill follow at noon beginning it (Gal
Lcmerand Drive and ending at Main
Street. More than 100.000 people are
expected to line the rtreers to show their
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those who, cannot
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No Homecoming is complete without Albert and Alberta.
ion. will begin at
p.m in Ben Hill
Griffin Stadium. Conmdians Jun Gaftigin
and Gabriel Igk.sas are ,chedulcd to perform
in what is billed i, a famdl friendly event.
S\\e re really tr ing to bring it back to
its roots, -aid Lauren Fackender. president
of Florida Blue Key '\e want to take it
back to the feel of a pep ralh and charge
it with Gator spirit
In a ne-. addition to the event. itu-
dent athletic reims will be introduced
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After all ihsc high-aciuon
events Gator tIan are invited
4 p.m., Center for Exercise Science talk on "Thermo-
kinetic Control of Mitochondrial Oxidative Phos-
phorylation. Functional Implications," Wayne Willis,
Arizona State University, Florida Gym. Room 1
11 a.m., Gator Gallop, two-mile race kicks off noon
Homecoming parade, Percy Beard Track
7:30 p.m., College of Fine Arts recital with saxophon-
ist Pat Meijhan, University Auditorium
7:30 p.m., UF International Center talk 'War With Iran:
Avoidable or inevitable," Sanam Vakil, McCarty Hall
C, Room 100
to relax the next
day before the
big game against
University at the
Barbecue held in
are $8 in ad-
vance and while Jim Gaffigan
Hill's Bar-B-Que & Catering, they will be
treated to performances by the cheerlead-
ers, the Dazzlers, and Albert and Alberta.
A tradition for more than 80 years, UF
homecoming dates back to 1923 when
President A.A. Murphree suggested the all-
male students invite their fathers to campus
to learn about the university.
Students organized intowhat is now
known as Florida Blue Key and came
together to plan a "Dad's Day" in the fall
with a football game as the main event.
The day was a success and continued
the following year with a new name and
"Homecoming" was born.
By Panagiota Papakos
7:30 a.m., Community Campus Council Break-
fast, Reitz Student Union, Arredondo Room
7:30 p.m., Symphonic Band concert, University
Florida Museum of Natural History
"Biodiversity: A Biologist's Perspective,"
exhibit featuring scientific illustrations by UF
botany doctoral student Camila Pizano, on
display through Dec. 10
"Jim Roche's Motorcycle Maps' on display
through Nov. 9 at University Gallery, with talk
at 7 p.m., Oct. 13
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11
UF researcher given prestigious professorship from Poland
Eva Czarnecka-Verner may have the
most unusual academic bragging rights on
the University of Florida campus.
She received her professorship from a
head of state.
The UF microbiology researcher
. received Poland's most prestigious profes-
sorship, called the Belvedere. It recognizes
a lifetime dedicated to scientific research,
education and society.
Czarnecka-Verner, who works for the
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
went to Warsaw in June, where she was one
of about 100 academic leaders to receive
professorships at Polish universities from
President Lech Kaczynski.
Poland is one of the few countries where
elite professorial nominations come from
the head of state.
The presidential palace ceremony
included ornate decorations, elaborately
designed food, historic 17th- to 19th-cen-
tury paintings in rooms with gigantic col-
umns and much pomp and circumstance,
on Florida landscapes
Fred Gratto, a 21-year veteran landscap-
er at the University of Florida, will share
some of his campus landscape techniques
during a presentation at 3:30 p.m., Wednes-
day, Oct. 11, in Room 347 of the Reitz
Student Union. In "The Campus Land-
scape and.What It Means to You," Gratto
will show how some landscape techniques
used on the UF campus may be translated
to back yards across north Central Florida.
The free program is sponsored by the
Grounds Department of the UF Physical
Plant. For additional information, contact
Gratto at 392-1148 or email@example.com.
UF teaching academy
names five new members
Linda Behar-Horenstein, professor,
College of Education; James W. Lynch,
professor, College of Medicine; Gregory
Ulmer, professor, College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences; Rick Rudd, former associ-
ate professor, IFAS; and Paul Doering,
distinguished service professor, College of
Pharmacy, are the newest members of the
University of Florida Academy of Distin-
guished Teaching Scholars.
This year's awardees will serve for three
years on the faculty development advisory
"Dressed and Adorned: The Art of Costume"
exhibit featuring a selection of costumes on
display through Nov. 3 at Grinter Gallery
Harn Museum of Art
6 p.m., "Marsden Hartley, Transatlantic Mod-
ernism and Region: From Provence to Maine,"
talk by Donna Cassidy, Uni- -
versity of Southern Maine
for the Ham Museum o
Collection" on display
through Oct. 29
"There was this humongous room, with
a crystal chandelier.... A lush carpet ... just
incredible," she said.
SAs female professors received their
congratulations, they were given three
long-stemmed roses and a kiss on the hand
Czarnecka-Verner, whose research has
focused on heat stress in plants, remembers
a "burning drive" to be a scientist at age 16.
Her life's work could eventually help
scientists engineer plants that are more
resistant to heat or cold. She and other UF
scientists also have been working to create
plants that could signal-by changing *
colors-the presence of explosives.
Czarnecka-Verner arrived in the United
States from Poland in 1981, her suitcase
filled with two pairs of jeans and stuffed
with her doctoral thesis and scientific
publications. Six months later, her home
country was under martial law.
She's proud of the achievement, but
seems equally happy about the connection
she's established between UF and Adam
board, developing programs and workshops
that. enhance the professional careers and
experiences of faculty. Members retain the
title of Distinguished Teaching Scholar and
continue to be a part of the academy upon
completion of their terms.
The scholars program was founded in Au-
gust 2004 as a way to reward and utilize the
most effective educators. Selection is highly
competitive and based solely on merit.
Nominations for the next group are due
by Jan. 16. No e-mail nominations will be
accepted. Copies of the nomination form
and required materials may be downloaded
Book brings UF history to life
the 100" anniversary
of the opening of the .
University of Florida i l
in Gainesville, Julian
Pleasants, director of
the Samuel Proctor Oral
History Center, has
written "Gator Tales:
An Oral History of the
University of Florida."
The new University Press of Florida book
combines history with serious and humor-
ous recollections from faculty, administra-
"Marsden Hartley: American Modern," col-
lection of work from 1908-1941, on display
through Dec. 31
SSchool of Theatre and Dance presents
"Waiting for Godot," Nadine McGuire The-
atre and Dance Pavilion; Sundays, 2 p.m.;
weekdays, 8 p.m.
7:30 p.m., UF Symphony Orchestra presents
Eva Czarnecka-Verner, University of
Florida microbiology researcher, accepts
congratulations from Poland's President
Lech Kaczynski on receiving the Belvedere
Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where
she's agreed to teach an intensive molecular
genetics course once a year and hopes to
encourage students to follow her here to
By Mickie Anderson
tors, athletes and students, and weaves a
tapestry of personalities and key participants
in the evolution of UF from a small provin-
cial campus to a major university.
UF receives $250,000
in faculty career grant
The University of Florida is among five
universities to receive the 2006 Alfred P
Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility.
Each award includes a $250,000 accel-
erator grant that will enable the universities
to expand, promote and enhance flexible
career paths for faculty. The awards recog-
nize research universities for their leader-
ship and accomplishments in implement-
ing groundbreaking policies and practices
supporting career flexibility for tenured and
UF will use its award in part to in-
troduce initiatives designed to establish
additional policies, stimulate cross-cam-
pus discussions, standardize practices and
encourage career flexibility choices.
The awards program was sponsored
by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation and
-conducted by the American Council on
Education (ACE) with support from the
Families and Work Institute. The other
universities to receive awards are Duke
University, Lehigh University, University of
California (Berkeley and Davis campuses)
and University of Washington.
7:30 p.m., Mikel Rouse "The End of Cinematics"
7:30 p.m., Dance Alive National Ballet presents
"Sesame Street Live: Super Grover! Ready for
Action" performs three shows: 10:30 a.m. and 7
p.m., Oct. 10; and 7 p.m., Oct. I1
Homecoming, no classes
Open enrollment begins
for sick leave pool
Open enrollment for the University
of Florida sick leave pool continues
through Tuesday. Oct. 31. for qualiy-
ing employees who have accumulated
at least 64 hours of sick leave. The
minimum balance requirement is pro-
rated for part-time employees. NMem-
bers who have exhausted all of their
leave hours for personal, catastrophic
iniury or illness may draw on the pool
with approval from the sick leave pool
commirree. Applications are available
online at www.hr.ufl.edulforms/
benefits/slpapplication.pdf or at any
Human Resources office. For more
information, contact Central Leave
Administration at central-lea ve@'ufl.
edu or 392-5'32.
The deadline to nominate an
outstanding University of Florida
employee for a Superior Accomplish-
ment Award is Tuesday, Oct. 31. Now
in its l'rh year. the awards program
recognizes academic personnel and
TEAMS and USPS employees who
make the extra effort to contribute to
their fields of service. Nominations
should consider work done from Aug.
1. 2005. to July 31, 2006.
For information on the program
and the nomination criteria or to
download nomination forms, visit
the \Web at www.hr.ufl.edu/saa/
defaut.htm. Self-nominations are
for international educator
The deadline for colleges to -ubmit
nominations for the Internatonal
Educator of the Year Avward is'Tues-
day. Oct. 31. The award recognizes
outstanding international endeavors
by University of Florida faculry. Most
colleges may submit nominations for
two av.ards one tor untenured or
newly tenured faculty and one for
senior faculty. The Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. the College
of Liberal Ars and Sciences. and the
College of Medicine may nominate
rwo faculty members for each award.
Direct questions and nominations to
Dennis Jett at djert@'ul.edu or 392-
5323. ext. 501.
Don't forget ...
0 Open enrollment runs through
Oct. 18. Contact University Benefits
at 392-1225 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
i The UF Communiry Campaign
ends Oct. 6. Visit www.ufcc.ufl.edu
for more information.
Send submissions for publication
consideration at least two weeks in
advance to email@example.com.
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*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
SGet your own this fall .
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
1, 23, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTIUTIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful-
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fall!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxury!
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
For Rent For Rent
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
NEW LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA
townhome. Near SFCC. Golf, gated. $1200/
mo. Avail NOW. Call Leslie 954-309-0856
Make Sure It's FULLY Furnished
Couch, bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah.
Make sure they've got what you REALLY
need -Cox High Speed Internet!.Included.
w/rent at the best apartment complexes.
Ask before you sign. Then upgrade to Digital
Cable and Digital Telephone for the ultimate
Student needs roommate to share 2BR/2BA
private Windsor Park condo just 1.5 miles
to UF Steps to Bus/Pool/Gym/Tennis/Comp
Lab. $495 call Cameron 352-381-7362 10-
*1 ROOM EFFICIENCY *Available ni
Tower & Archer Rd. on bus line, p
linens, dishes, utils, cable for TV incl.
pets, female pref $450/mo + $250 dep
Sick of sharing a bathroom?
Get your own this fall
Roommate Matching!*Close to UF!
*Cable*Sauna*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Gated*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
O1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2
Across from UF!
Studios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $499
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2
Now Available Downtown!
Luxury Poolside One Bedroom
Alarm*Walk-in closet*Pets OK
Stay Out Late & Walk Home!
Call today-don't wait! 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $500/mo**2-1 from $550/mo
1 & 2BR apts. convenient to shopping, bus
line, and just a few miles from UF Located
off SW 20th Ave. $419 $495, incl water,
sewer, pest control & garbage.-Sorry no pets
allowed. Call 335-7066.12-6-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-6-72-2
1& 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
**k ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or"
3BR HOUSE AT UF
W/D Hook ups, carport
$950 a mo. Pets welcome.
Large backyard, dining room area.
Open Weekends 371-7777
There's no place like home!
Make us yours!
1BR*2BR*3BR TH*Furn. Avail.
*Close to UF!*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
Spring Leases Available
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Roommate match! All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1, 2, & 3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
BUY IT. SELL T. FIND IT. 373-FIND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006
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Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with'Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS!
Get a bargain on 1 & 2 BR units!
Great location, price & size!
Just a few left! 376-1248
S2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
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1 -For Rent: Furnished 6 Furnishings 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 16 Health Services 21 Entertainment
2 For Rent: Unfurnished 7 Computers 12 Autos 17 Typing Services 22 Tickets
3 Sublease 8 Electronics 13 Wanted 18 Personals -.23 Rides
4 Roommates 9 Bicycles 14 Help Wanted 19 Connections 24 Pets
5 Real Estate 10 For Sale 15 Services 20 Eveht Notices 25 Lost & Found
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not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. All employment opportunities advertised herein are subject to the laws which prohibit discrimina-
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*AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
PETS PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
avail now. Fireplace, privacy fence; W/D
hook-up. 4501 SW 71st Terr. Townhouse
6738 SW 42nd PI. $550-$625. Short lease
avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo,
gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, par-
tial furnish if needed (couch/loveseat/
dressdwr/2 full bed in 2 rooms) $1600/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St
-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.conm 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/poolltennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
WALK TO UF! 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 Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
S For Rent
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!
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 H/AC, 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
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
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
w/d hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
2BR/1.5BAtownhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv msg. 10-9-15-2
ROCKWOOD VILLAS TOWNHOUSE
1BR/1Ba in a 2BR/2BA. Tile/wood floors,
W/D, pets welcome, close to UF. $350/mo.
Call 352-231-3941 10-3-10-2
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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
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,
fireplace, sunny enclosed porch, DW, W/D,
new HA/C. $530/month per person + utili-
ties. 352-275-1259 or ATucker458@aol.com
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, wasiter & dryer,
fireplace, new HA/C, built-in shelves, sun-
room, and is alarm system ready. Available
immediately for $2,120/month + utilities
Call today and ask for Bob Tucker at 275-
1259 Email: ATucker458@aol.com 10-10-
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
BRAND NEW EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA
condo for rent. Avail now! Off Archer Road
& 34th Street. $900/mo. Call 352-745-6938
JUST OFF OF 34TH St ON 19TH AVE.
Possible roomniate situation. 4BR/2BA .
Brand new. $1300/mo. Call for showing. 954-
LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED
AVAILABLE NOW 2/1 Apts, less than a 5S
min. walk to campus, bus routes, off street
parking. $520-$600. 338-2769 / 494-1188
3BR/2BA HIDDEN LAKES
NW 72nd Place All amenities. Large rooms.
Walk in closets, large enclosed back porch,.
Call 352-371-2530, 682-9116, or 418-0096
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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 NW5thAve Duplex.
1BR, great room, hdwd firs. 2715 SW 31st
Terr. $450/mo O1BR home. $500/mo 2911
SW 31st Terr. Betty Hilgendorf 373-3321
Separate studio apt on warmblood breeding/
training farm in Micanopy. $550/mo + utils.
Some work/exchange &/or horse board
available for experienced person. Nice at-
mosphere; great experience. 352-591-2474
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
Room for Rent-Sublease
$300/month + 1/4 Utilities
University Terrace Gainesville
Please Contact Kendall Barnes
ASAP 386-365-2304 10-3-5-3
a Roommates )
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
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. $4251mo 727-399-0574
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
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
1 BR/1 BA MASTER BR
in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent
$400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email
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, internet,
utilities, pool, + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route. 262-2871 10-20-20-4
Liberal male roommate, NS, for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Furn, close to Shands & UF. $450/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg. 10-6-10-4
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 wlkitchen 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
M/F, NS to share 2BR/2.5BA Southfork Oaks
townhome (near Target) Unfum master BR
w/pvt BA avail. W/D, no pets, student or prof.
$345/mo + 1/2 utils. No lease. Call Fvan 335-
Male student needs 2 roommates in the
Greenwich Green Apts. SW 39th Blvd, close
to UF & SFCC. 3BR/2BA semi-furn, incl W/
D, cable, DSL. Very good cond, $450/mo incl
utils. Call 386-931-1944 or 386-437-2918
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 fir 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
Walk to UF! Efficiency apt in beautiful vintage
home 1.5 blocks from campus, AC, W/D, full
kitchen, no lease necessary, $325/mo until .
352-375-1474, 352-367-9128 10-6-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond: House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, 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
OCTOBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900
(as is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Friday (10/6)
from 2-4:00, or Sat (10/7) & Sun (10/8) from
10-1:00. Contact Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498
or Steve Clark 352.328.8311at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375
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14, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3,2006
a l Real Estate 3
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,Q00'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 10-31-72-5
Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within 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..
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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
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 10-13-41-5
EII Real Estate
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
000**5 MIN TO UFO****
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
] 1 Furnishings
BED $100 NEVER USED Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
6 4W f. 4w -
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *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
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* Nice ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, large
$75, *SOFA nice $75, full size BED $50,,
* new CARPET 12x12 $75, 25" color TV
$60., dining TABLE $45. LAWNMOWER
$50. Call 335-5326 10-4-41-6
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
S A"+ computer GEEk
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
(DOB 12/01/73); 5'07",
155 Ibs, Black Hair,
Felony Violation of Probation
Warrant for Burglary of Dwelling
with Battery, Kidnap, Resist or
Obstruct Officer without
Violence,Expired DL 4 Months or
More and Driving While License
Suspended or Revoked
Call (352) 372-STOP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 15
- 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
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.
8 1 Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
ELECTRIC BICYCLE KITS
and E-SCOOTERS TOO!
0I 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 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
000**0 PS2 ***000
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
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*| For Sale
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
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
Sidekickz w/ Charger & Case
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
Good condition. P165. Call ivkroe 352-256-
2970 10-3-3-10 $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
V Motorcycles, Mopeds 12-6-71-12
J BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
**wA SCO S **UU
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 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
Yamaha Seca II 1992 600cc
Black.In good condition & runs great. Less
than 11K miles $2000. Call 352-258-0134
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
SMust have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-16-
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
Ell Help Wanted
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
96 Nissan Sentra 1999 352-338-1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499 12-6-72-12
92 Honda Accord 1999 352-338-1999
90 Audi 1999
95 Mazda Protege 1999
92 Cadillac 299
91 Lincoln 299 12-6-72-12
87 Volvo 1499 352-338-1999
78 Chevy PK 999
84 Conversion Van 1999
97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999
95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12
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"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
2001 TOYOTA ECHO
Auto, A/C, Kenwood CD, tinted windows, one
owner, very clean, 88K miles, $6200 OBO.
97 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER
9-passenger minivan, 150,000 miles.
Excellent condition. Cold AC & good tires.
$3500. Call Jackie 466-9247 or cell 339-
4 dr, auto, 106K mi, new CV, sunroof, $3,800/
OBO. Call 352-672-1240 10-5-3-12
1999 TOYOTA COROLLA IN GOOD
RUNNING CONDITION. NEED MINOR
REPAIRS. PRICE IS FLEXIBLE. IF
INTERESTED, CALL DEBBIE 352-376-2077
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NOTES from page 20
will play Saturday.
Harvin has struggled to recover
from the left high ankle sprain he
suffered against Tennessee two
weeks ago. However, his absence
from the Alabama game has
somewhat accelerated the healing
Meyer said Harvin should be
close to 100 percent for LSU.
"I prayed and hoped it wouldn't
[take this long]," Meyer said. "But
I've coached football for a long time,
and I know high ankle sprains are a
The Gators have kept receiver
runs and trick plays to a minimum
since the injury occurred.
NELSON HONORED: Junior safety
Reggie Nelson has been named
Southeastern Conference Defensive
Player of the Week for his efforts
against Alabama. His 70-yard in-
terception return for a touchdown
clinched UF's win. Nelson has four
interceptions this season, tied for the
MUM ON THOMAS: Nearly two
weeks have passed since defensive
tackle Marcus Thomas was sus-
pended indefinitely, and there's still
no word on when he might return.
Monday, Meyer said he is not
involved in Thomas' situation.
NICK-EL, from page 20
not have Superman as his backup
It doesn't scare me, but it con-
cerns me, not because of Tim but
because we have two scholarship
quarterbacks," Meyer said.
Tebow's short-yardage runs ap-
pease the fans but also jeopardize
If Tebow gets hurt again, Meyer
will face the decision of making
Butch Rowley or Jarred Fayson his
Then the prospect of entering
2007 with a quarterback who has
had three major injuries in the last
four years can't be bright.
From what Meyer has seen so far,
he has nothing but confidence that
Tebow can .run through defenses
instead of sliding or ducking out
of bounds like most quarterbacks
"The one thing about Tim is he'll
usually win that battle," Meyer
One day he could run into the
wrong defender or get hit in the
wrong spot, just like he did two out
of his three years at Nease.
SUFrhas LSU and Auburn com-
ing up. The Kentuckys and Central
Floridas of the college football
scene don't return until Nov. 4 at
Both Tigers have to be.foaming at
their mouths to get a free shot on a
When third-and-short comes up,
how confident are you that Tebow
will win that battle?
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UF offense yet to take year-two leap
FOOTBALL, from page 20
head coach at Utah and Bowling Green has
yet to come to fruition at UF.
The Gators struggled early against
Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.
And if UF has any hopes of defeating No.
9 LSU, No. 2 Auburn and No. 10 Georgia in
its next three games, the offense must come
to life at least to a degree.
"We don't like [Leak] getting hit.
He's a fragile guy, you know."
UF left tackle
Last year, the Gators defense forced five
turnovers against LSU, but UF lost because
its offense could not capitalize. Meyer said
he is now running an offense more like his
Bowling Green attack than his Utah one.
"[Last season], we kind of came up with
the idea of, 'Let's move the chains a little bit;
let's play some great defense," Meyer said.
Center Steve Rissler said the changes UF
has made on offense will be the difference in
"We have changed a little bit," Rissler
said. "We've put in a few different protec-
tions to help [out on blitzes]. We'll bring in
a receiver to help block or keep Billy Latsko
in to help block.
"We've changed the schemes up a little
bit, and that should help when they're
bringing all that pressure."
Leak had little time to throw against LSU
last season and has been hit hard a few times
in UF's first five.games.
And when Leak is hit, the Gators linemen
take it to heart.
"We don't like him getting hit," left tackle
Phil Trautwein said. "He's a fragile guy, you
Despite the changes in the offense, the
subsequent confidence will be measured by
points scored the primary cause for that
late meeting almost a year ago.
"They blitzed us, they hit our quarter-
back, and in hindsight, we would have done
it differently," Meyer said.
Different is what the UF offense is all'
about this year.
It has different personnel, different plays
and now, with a different game plan against
LSU, the Gators expect a different outcome.
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UF shredded spread after LSU loss
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
After a disappointing 21-17 loss to LSU
last season, UF coach Urban Meyer called
the offensive coaches to his house for a late-
Meyer and his coaching staff started
at about 10 p.m. and worked past 2 a.m.,
drawing up plays on anything they could
find napkins, papers, old notebooks
- writing anything that popped into their
heads to solve the Gators' offensive woes.
Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
UF receiver Dallas Baker duels with LSU safety Jesse Daniels during the Gators' 21-17
2005 loss. After the game, the Gators retooled their offense.
"We sat there with a little fan going,"
Meyer said. "That was a late one. We just
tried to draw plays.
"We put in a counter. We put in a stretch.
I just started grabbing things and draw-
It took losses against Alabama and LSU
to spark Meyer to change from a spread-
offense to a more traditional, pro-style of-
fense suited better for quarterback Chris
"We sat there with a little fan go-
ing. That was a late one. We just
tried to draw plays. We put in a
counter. We put in a stretch. I just
started grabbing things and draw-
UF football coach
Plays for fullback Billy Latsko and tight
end Tate Casey positions that had been
phased out under Meyer's original spread
- became integral parts of the offense.
Meyer has kept spread formations at a
minimum with Leak, and the Gators have
gone 9-1 since.
This year, UF has new tools like quarter-
back Tim Tebow, receiver Percy Harvin and
healthy speedsters Andre Caldwell and
Jemalle Cornelius that allow the Gators to
tinker with both the true spread and the
And with a second year of experience
under Meyer's system, the Gators say the
offense has grown.
"The guys understand and anticipate
better," Leak said. "Guys are not thinking
but just reacting.
"And if you do that, you play faster,
which gives you an advantage of executing
the offense the way you want to."
However, the offensive explosion that
Meyer showed in his second season as
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 19
Wynn's still sore, questionable for LSU
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Urban Meyer hopes starting
tailback DeShawn Wynn will
be able to play against LSU on
However, for now, you can
consider Wynn questionable.
right knee dur-
Football ingthe firsthalf
of the Alabama
game and did not return.
"There's a chance he'll play,"
Meyer said. "The one good thing
is that treatment will help it.
We need DeShawn Wynn. He's
played very well for us."
Wynn's knee has been consid-
erably sore since Saturday. Meyer
called the ailment a "pain injury,"
meaning that Wynn's LSU sta-
tus will depend on his tolerance
If the senior can't go, the Gators
will entrust most of their carries to
sophomore Kestahn Moore.
- "He always brings his lunch
pail to practice, he's a blue-collar
guy, he's very accountable and he
runs real hard," Meyer said. "His
best football is still ahead of him."
HARVIN TO RETURN: Electric
freshman receiver Percy Harvin
SEE NOTES, PAGE 18
race yourselves, Gators fans.
Tim Tebow isn't the perfect
He won't answer your prayers.
He won't always convert on third-
The freshman quarterback's weapons
so far this season his legs and feet
- may also be his kryptonite.
In addition to
a state title and
a Mr. Football
-_ serious injuries
a broken leg
Nick Zaccardi and a sprained
Nick-el Coverage ankle that- took
firstname.lastname@example.org nearly a month
to fully recover
from while at
In Nease's homecoming game of
Tebow's sophomore year, he broke his
leg, yet still finished the game as the
Panthers lost on a last-second field goal.
Though many focused on Tebow's
toughness, the 6-foot-3 signal caller
remembered the play that ended his
"I was rolling left, I planted my foot
and I was throwing off of it, and I got hit,"
Just last year, Tebow hurt himself
On Oct. 21, he sprained his ankle on a
similar play and did not start again until
a playoff game Nov. 18.
"It was like a quarterback draw up the
middle, and pretty much the same thing
[happened],'Tebow said. "I was planting
off one foot, got hit."
Both injuries came when teenagers
smaller than Tebow hit him low.
Just imagine what could happen if an
LSU or Auburn defender wants to imitate
former Steelers defensive lineman Kimo
Von Oelhoffen's hit on Carson Palmer
I've covered Tebow's games on and
off since his first jamboree in a Nease uni-
form, and something I learned from day
one was that he won't shy away from
contact with a linebacker or defensive
His mentality hasn't changed much
- if at all in the last three years.
And if Coach Urban Meyer continues
to put Tebow in a position where he takes
on defenders one-on-one and tries to stiff-
arm his way through tacklers, he might
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i 0 _
"I don't think there's anyone that can
make him mad."
UF receiver, on Chris Leak's cool
1936: The Gators nudge past The
Citadel 20-14 in their season opener.
However, the Josh Cody-led UF team fin-
ished 4-6 and did not score any points
in four-of its games.
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