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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2006


Higher tuition may deter 'Bright' students


By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Writer
ehillaker@alligator.org

Greg Hutchings had waited until the
last moment 11 p.m. the day before the
deadline to decide which
special college he would attend.
pOrt He was accepted to Cornell
University, Georgia Institute of
Technology and Rensselaer Polytechnic


MULTICULTURAL

HSA hands


out crowns
* STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT
ARTURO ARMAND JUDGED THE EVENT.

By FRANCESCA DeGIROLAMI
Alligator Contributing Writer

Cries and whistles filled the room as the
new Mr. and Ms. Hispanic Student Association
were crowned last night at HSA's annual pag-
eant.
Frankie Gonzalez, the new Ms. HSA, and
Davier Rodriguez, the new Mr. HSA, cel-
ebrated with friends in the in the Reitz Union's
Rion Ballroom, which was two-thirds full at
the event's height.
"This has been a stressful but fun experi-
ence," Rodriguez said.
The 19 contestants competed in different
categories,, including casual wear, profes-
sional wear and a cultural creativity segment
which demonstrated each contestant's unique
Hispanic culture.
Rodriguez, who represented Cuba, wore a
black costume with red and yellow ruffles on
the sleeves during his dance routine.
Gonzalez represented Puerto Rico and per-
formed a monologue titled. "Mami's Making
Mambo," which expressed her love and ap-
preciation for her culture.
"This year the contestants worked harder
than any previous year," HSA President Jessica
Klahr said. "This is the first year that we've
had a cultural talent portion."
Arturo Armand, Student Body vice presi-
dent and former HSA president, returned to
judge the event.
"It was really great to go just go back and be
a part of it," he said.


Institute, all ranked above UF, which sits
at No. 47 in U.S. News & World Report's
national institution rankings.
"Basically, the deciding factor boiled
down to money," said Hutchings, a UF
engineering freshman in the honors pro-
gram.
"I was just playing the game to see how
much each of the schools was going to of-
fer me," he said.
Cornell had offered him a hefty scholar-


"Bright Futures certainly was
something that changed the face
of the undergraduate population."
Albert Matheny
associate dean of student affairs.,

ship package. Without the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship, Cornell, with its
$31,881 out-of-state base tuition, would
have been his cheapest option.


Anarew tannll / Alligator
A contestant for Ms. Hispanic Student Association performs a belly dance as part
of Hispanic Heritage Month in the Rion Ballroom on Tuesday night.


He ultimately chose UF over the Ivy
League, and he is now in the Facebook.com
group, "I Go To UF Because it's Free,"
which has 3,505 members.
UF President Bernie Machen has made
it clear he wants to raise tuition cur-
rently set at $3,330 including fees. Last
week, Machen spent two days traveling
and lobbying legislators in their county of-
fices to try to convince them to get behind
SEE TUITION, PAGE 5


Fraternity


suspended


after party
By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Staff Writer
jriffel@alliagtor.org

Police investigations have found no
indication of sexual battery in the cases
of three women who told police they
believe they were drugged at a Pi Kappa
Alpha Fraternity barbecue on Saturday.
UF became aware through the in-
vestigation that the fraternity had held
an unauthorized event. Because alcohol
was served at the event and served to
minors, the Dean of Students Office
placed the fraternity on interim suspen-
sion Tuesday until the inves-
P s tigation is completed, UF
Spokesman Steve Orlando
said. Pi Kappa Alpha will
not be able to host any functions until
the suspension is lifted, he added.
Gainesville Police Department in-
vestigators are waiting for toxicology
results to determine if the women were
drugged, said GPD spokesman Sgt.
Keith Kameg.
The women, two 18-year-old UF stu-
dents and one 17-year-old high school
student, told police Sunday they thought
they might have been drugged because
they blacked out, waking up hours later
with no memory of what happened.
After GPD completes its investiga-
tion, UF's Student Judicial Affairs will
conduct its own, Orlando said.
Alligator writer James Rigney contrib-
uted to this report.


* UF tackle Marcus
Thomas returned
to the practice
field Tuesday for
the first time since
being suspended
indefinitely. There
is speculation
he could play
Saturday.
See story, pg. 16.


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UF lures scientists


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SBy CHAD SMITH
Alligator Writer
csmith@alligator.org

Are you an out-of-work biology
researcher? Looking for a swampy
work environment conducive to
breeding bacteria?
UF may be the place for you.
UF was named the eighth-best
place to work for academics in the
life sciences by the readers of The
Scientist magazine.
The most important factor for
survey respondents was personal
fulfillment. Runners-up included
peer relations and tenure proce-
dures.
UF Provost Janie Fouke said the
"fantastic" people at the university
are the main reason for the high
ranking.
UF dropped in the rankings
from last year, when it was named
fourth best.
Only three other institutions
were ranked in the top 10 both
years St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital in Memphis,
Tenn.; the J. David Gladstone
Institutes in San Francisco; and
Vanderbilt University.
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researchers.
St. Jude was chosen as the No. 1
place to work.
UF was one of three public
universities in the top 10 along
with Ohio State
University,
ranked No. 3,
and Michigan
State University,
ranked No. 7.
"That's good
Fouke company to be
in," Fouke said.
UF spokesman Steve Orlando
said professors know that UF is a
strong research institution where
they know their work will be sup-
ported financially.
The "good quality of life" in
Gainesville probably also contrib-
uted to the ranking, Orlando said.
It's a good place to live and
raise a family, he said, and also
has a small-town atmosphere
with a lot of perks, such as close
proximity to beaches.
Fouke said the ranking is "an-
other piece of evidence that this is
a great place to work and a great
place to live."


Pipe organ repair


a complicated fix

By RACHEL STRANGE
Alligator Contributing Writer

The University Auditorium has been missing its main at-
traction since the pipe organ was struck by lightning at the
start of the semester. The inconvenience will cost about $30,000
to fix.
The damage was discovered when a music student turned
the organ on and all the notes played at once. Organ students
called it the "Phantom of the Organ Loft."
Laura Ellis, music professor and university organist, said
the lightning fried the electric switching system that controls
the air that moves through individual pipes. The phenomenon
was caused by a short in the electrical current.
The organ is broken into five divisions, Ellis said, but each
division is connected with vertical wiring that
stretches to the top of the auditorium. After
On consulting with Martin Uman, who runs the
Campus lightning research lab at UP, each division will
be horizontally wired and more isolated to resist
lightning damage.
But fixing the organ is more complicated than it seems,
Ellis said. Each pipe organ is unique, so the parts will be made
on demand and installed by experts from Solid State Organ
Systems based in Virginia. She expects the parts to arrive by
the end of October, and the technicians to finish installing them
after two to three weeks.
"It really is a treasure of an instrument," Ellis said.
John Duff, director of the UF School of Music, called the
incident unfortunate and estimated the cost of repairs in the
low- to mid- $30,000 range. The funds for the repairs came from
various sources in the music department.
Until repairs are made, students who want to practice
playing the organ must go to one of the three churches close
to campus.
"The auditorium is a critical part of the historical part of
campus," Duff said. "The organ is one of the most important
aspects, and we want to see that history up and running."






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Financial aid drops for students displaced by storm


By STEPHANIE SAINTONGE
Alligator Contributing Writer

For some UF students, fighting
for financial aid is a routine event.
For those affected by Hurricane
Katrina, it has become an ongoing
battle.
Duke Carter, a sophomore from
New Orleans, has only received a
fraction of the financial aid he re-
ceived last year.
"I'm dead broke," said Carter,
whose parents' income dropped
since Katrina ravaged the Gulf
Coast in August 2005.
UF has offered him loans to
pay for the rest of the expenses his
financial aid reward fell short on.
Over the summer he accumulated
a $3,200 debt from loans he used to
pay for tuition and housing, which
is why he is reluctant to take any
more loans.
Katrina destroyed his house,
and his family has yet to rebuild.
They are currently living in trailers
provided by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency.
Carter is not the only student
from New Orleans who has experi-
enced problems with financial aid.
Daniel Wallace, a computer sci-
ence engineering junior, said he too
was only rewarded part of the finan-
cial aid he normally gets.
His home was also destroyed,
and his family is also living in a


Duke Carter, Daniel Wallace and Lawrence Guimont, originally from New Orleans, saw Hurricane Katrina
devastate their parents' homes. They have financial problems after a lag in receiving financial aid.


FEMA trailer. Debris still fills the
streets of his old neighborhood,
which lacks electricity. He, like


Carter, has only been offered loans Guimont, also of New Orleans, is
to alleviate his financial need. still struggling as a result of the hur-
His roommate, Lawrence ricane.


"Three weeks into the semester
and I still haven't gotten any aid,"
Guimont said. He was randomly
selected for a process called verifica-
tion, in which students must turn in
all their tax information, as well as
their parents', before any govern-
ment financial aid money is released
to them. Getting the necessary
forms, such as the W-2 tax form, is
difficult because of Katrina, he said.
All three students said they do
not understand the reason for the
change in their financial aid.
Associate director of financial aid
Richard Wilder said the decrease in
aid could be due to the students'
not being treated as disaster victims
anymore.
Immediately following the hur-
ricane last year, some students'
financial aid was re-evaluated in or-
der to "help them in a time of crisis,"
Wilder said. The same was not done
this semester, however.
Meanwhile Carter, Wallace and
Guimont have to find other ways to
pay for their expenses.
Carter said his financial situation
is no better now than it was right
after the disaster.
UF helped out immediately fol-
lowing the hurricane, he said, but
now it seems like victims of Katrina
have been forgotten.
"After a year, the people (in New
Orleans), my family in particular,
are still struggling," Carter said.


Rosy toilet paper a welcome alternative, survey says


* NEW, PATTERNED PAPER WILL HIT
CAMPUS BATHROOMS SOON.

By BRYNN HUYSMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer

White, two-ply toilet paper, patterned
with flowers, is now replacing the rough,
one-ply toilet paper that once occupied
bathrooms all over campus.
All bathrooms in academic buildings
are receiving a makeover, including softer,
rose-imprinted toilet paper and paper


towels, and new soap dispensers, said
Derrick Bacon, assistant director of the
Physical Plant Division.
Along with new dispensers, the bath-
room renovations will also include new
foam soap.
The idea of bathroom renovations was
prompted by surveys that are sent out to
some of the UF staff in the Spring, Bacon
said.
"The ladies didn't like the rough, one-
ply toilet paper," he said.
In the summer of 2006, the division put
out a bid to acquire a contract with a new


company that offered softer toilet paper,
as well as paper products made from 100
percent recycled paper, said Bacon.
By July, a company called Clean World
Inc., based out of Jacksonville, was cho-
sen.
The division will purchase the new
supplies based on customer
On usage.
"- '.-: In the last fiscal year, about
$380,000 was spent on bath-
room paper and soap products, Bacon
said.
Clean World Inc. recently started in-


stalling the new products on the west side
of campus.
More than 20 buildings have already
been completed, he said.
The division's goal is to have the entire
campus completed by Christmas, exclud-
ing campus housing, the Reitz Union and
the football stadium, he said.
Carly Roach, a sophomore English ma-
jor, said she noticed the "fluffy foam soap
and patterned toilet paper" in McCarty
Hall A.
She said the changes make her feel bet-
ter about using on-campus bathrooms.


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Senate debates ESPN welcome, honors professor


* ONE STUDENT SENATOR DECRIED
THE RESOLUTION AS 'USELESS.'

By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

Good-byes were put on hold until next
Tuesday's Student Senate meeting, when
lawmakers will be able to validate this Fall's
election results.


The Senate was given another week in
its current form because the results were not
validated 24 hours before Tuesday night's
meeting.
Senators passed two resolutions that hon-
ored an animal sciences professor who died
in September and welcomed ESPN College
GameDay to UF.
A resolution does not become Student
Government law; it merely expresses the
Senate's opinion.
The first bill, which commemorated


animal sciences professor and adviser Don
Sloan, passed unanimously.
.At the end of the meeting, Sen. Justin
Sharpless told senators that a copy of the
resolution would be sent
.Student to Sloan's family.
S:,' 3 .: Legislation regarding
College GameDay did
not pass as smoothly,
however.
Before the bill was brought before the
legislative body, Sen. Ryan Nelson spoke


against it.
"I have never seen a resolution more use-
less than welcoming ESPN College GameDay
to UF," Nelson said. "We're wasting our time
by even talking about it."
But Senate President Mike Patrone, author
of the bill, offered a rebuttal.
Patrone argued that it was OK for the
Senate to address lighthearted issues from
time to time: "Were we wasting our time
when we congratulated the basketball
team?"


Frugal students choose UF over Ivy universities

TUITION, from page 1 somebody listens," he said. tuition covered by the program wo


UF's tuition push.
That effort undermines the free ride
that entices students like Hutchings,
one of the stellar recruits whom
Machen's administration hopes to at-
tract.
Since 1997, when Bright Futures
first became available, the SAT scores
of freshmen enrolling at UF have
sloped upward.
"Bright Futires certainly was some-
thing that changed the face of the un-
dergraduate population," said Albert
Matheny, associate dean of student af-
fairs. "The quality of the undergradu-
ate population jumped dramatically."
Students who could've gone to
Duke or Vanderbilt instead came to UF,
he said.
But administrators say UF has be-
come good enough to attract top-tier
students who are willing to pay a
price.
"Students and their parents are
smart," Machen said. "They're going to
look at value."
Machen is lobbying the Legislature
to give UF the power to set its own tu-
ition, which the state now controls.
Legislators' reactions have been
"mixed," he said.
"I'm going to keep trying until


UF already sets tuition
state and graduate studei
wants to increase under
ition and hire more faculty
UF's student-faculty ratio.
Administrators say U
class sizes are the only third
back in its climb to the top
News rankings.
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in the nation. It indic
it's worth more than p
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To achieve his goals, I
have to convince legislat
over control of tuition.
He said this should be
granted exclusively to I
he tells legislators, UF is
echelon than its public cou
Florida. Florida State Univ
110, is the closest Florida pi
sity to UF in the U.S. News
With tuition control, th
would charge more money
Bright Futures covers.
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for out-of-
nts. Machen
graduate tu-


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on the verbal and math sections of the SAT


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no longer attend the university for free.
And the 12,500 UF students who get
75 percent of their tuition paid for will


to decrease have to pay more out of pocket.
s b d Provost Janie Fouke said in an
F's bloated earlier interview that Floridians need
g holding it
of the U.S. to change their perception of higher
education: Everyone is not necessarily
entitled to a free education.
ue school Fouke has said doubling tuition
ates that would be enough to fill the gap be-
tween UF and other schools.
>eopie pay "We're the highest-value school in
the nation," she said. "It indicates that
Janie Fouke it's worth more than people pay for."
UF provost The push into Top 10 U.S. News
rankings began under former UF
President John Lombardi, who ran the
Machen will
acrs to han university from 1990 to 1999. But it was
ors to hand
Machen who turbocharged the effort,
a privilege said Matheny.
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in a higher the Bright Futures scholarship and
mterparts in made UF a better bargain for bright
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Editorial


Cover-up

House should launch full

investigation of Foley
T his Mark Foley scandal gets worse and worse.
Not only did the former congressman send sexually
explicit messages to current and former pages, he actu-
ally left the House chambers during a vote on appropriations
for the war in Iraq, no less to have cybersex with a high
school student. Then he zipped up, left his office and voted.
Gotta support the troops.
But that's not all. In a different flurry of instant messages,
Foley promised alcohol to a former page. "You're not old
enough to drink," he said, so "we may need to drink at my
house so we don't get busted." Right, congressman. So you
don't get busted.
As bad as Foley looks and he looks pretty bad the
real villains here are Republican leaders in the House of
Representatives. They knew about Foley and did nothing for
at least a year. Maybe even longer. In 2001, a Republican staffer
told pages to "watch out" for the Florida congressman, but the
leadership sat on its hands.
Even now, with Foleygate in every newspaper, they're trying
to cover it up.
The chief of staff for Rep. Tom Reynolds chairman of the
National Republican Congressional Committee offered ABC
News a deal. Don't publish those dirty instant messages, he
said, and well give you an exclusive story on Foley's resigna-
tion. ABC turned him down.
There's no question Republicans will pay a political price
for their actions and inactions in the Foley affair. The
Washington Times, one of the most conservative papers in
America, has already called for House Speaker Dennis Hastert
to resign. He should, but that's not enough. Who knows what
the rest of the House leadership knew or when they knew it.
So launch an investigation now, Republicans, or forfeit whatev-
er claim you had left to being the party of family values. Won't
somebody please think of the children!


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Exposure to booze stops binge drinking


'Trojan
Great. Now UF has
one more ranking to
obsess about. Trojan
- yes, the condom people
- evaluated UF's sex educa-
tion programs and gave us
a 2.0 on a four-point scale.
That's right, a C.
We don't get it. First of
all, most freshmen get all
the sex education they'll
ever need by living in the
dorms. Don't walk in if
there's a coat hanger on the
doorknob they should
tell you that at orientation.
After all, there are some
things you just can't unsee.
Like your roommate, two
freshmen and a pot of beef
Stroganoff. We still have
nightmares about it.
Besides, when it comes
to sexual health care, UF


Stephanie Garry
EDITOR
Ashton Grosz
MANAGING EDITOR


man!'
does a good job.
Worried about sexually
transmitted diseases like
the human papillomavirus?
Head over to the clinic,
get a couple of shots and
- presto! you're vac-
cinated. Or you could just
live in a sorority house.
You'll build up a tolerance
eventually.
Joke! Joke! But seriously,
the Trojan survey was more
than a little unfair.
UF even flunked the
test for condom availabil-
ity. But the Student Health
Care Center and GatorWell
already provide free con-
doms about 50,000 a
year at locations across
campus. What else do they
have to do? Put them on for
you?


Jake Ramsey
OPINIONS EDITOR
Tom Durrenberger
Anuradha Pandey
EDITORIAL BOARD


ust when I thought I'd left useless tests where they
belong in high school UF comes and smacks
me with one of its own. I'm talking about the alco-
hol assessment that all first-year students must take on
MyStudentBody.com.
At first, I thought it would be some quick waste of
15 minutes of my life. I was wrong. After spending that
much time just getting through the introductory phase,
I was directed to more than a dozen articles that I must
read and be tested on.
But wait! There's more! To enforce the "necessity"
of this exam, I won't be able to register for classes until
I've completed it. At this point I feel we've gone over the
edge.
Don't be mistaken. This has nothing to do with the test
itself or the time it takes. I can find a million less-produc-
tive ways to spend an hour, believe you me. What I have
a problem with is the principle of the matter and the rea-
soning behind it.
In case you didn't already 'know, UF is supposedly
pretty stem when it comes to alcohol something about
trying to smash the "party school image."
If that sounds like a ridiculously impossible feat, it's
because it is. Wake up! This is UF. You can't lave almost
50,000 students and not be a party school. In this town,
there is plenty of access to beer, whiskey, vodka or what-
ever else may tickle your fancy.
What UF and America at large seem to not under-
stand is that no number of threats, mandatory tests or any
other such policies will ever do much to combat alcohol
abuse. It just doesn't work.
Why, you ask? It's because forbidden fruit is the most
tempting. It's a fact of human nature. I could point to a


t simple box, one you see and ignore
every single day, and say, "Do not
open it under any circumstance."
Inevitably, you'll suddenly want
to open it. It never fails.
l Burro hs But that's what always hap-
Daniel Burroughs pens in quasi-puritanical societies
Dan Demands like ours. Drug crimes are at such
letters@alligator.org an alarming level because we do
our best to squash drug use alto-
gether. Likewise, promiscuity and pornography are so'
widespread because our ridiculous religion-based beliefs
demonize sex so much it has become insanely tantaliz-
ing.
Alcohol is no different. The prohibitionists may not
have kept alcohol banned outright, but they've done
enough damage as is. At some point, someone thought
we could have a wonderful society if we made alcohol il-
legal. And so they did. Does anyone remember what that
led to? Can you say Mafia? What about contempt for the
law?
I understand the need for UF to keep order on campus,
sure. But if nothing changes in our perception of alcohol,
those efforts will be in vain, and alcohol abuse will stay
as high as ever.
Look, if you want to combat alcohol, the fight will
have to start at home. Parents, give your teenagers alco-
hol (within reason, of course) while they're still young.
Exposure is key. If you take away the mystery, alcohol
becomes mundane and let's face it, mundane just isn't
very cool.
Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy freshman. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


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Let-t rs to the Editor
Criticism of Gator Gala, athletes unfair
After reading "Gala Madness" yesterday,
I was appalled. Comparing budget cuts in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with
fundraising efforts by the University Athletic
Association is like comparing apples and or-
anges unless you account for the $34.4 mil-
lion dollars the UAA has contributed to UF
since 1990 to fund academic endeavors.
While the predicament CLAS faces is
a very unfortunate one, you can't point to
the success of an entirely separate entity
- the UAA and its privately operated Gator
Boosters to explain why CLAS is under-
funded. Besides, has the Alligator consid-
ered the positive impact a thriving athletic
program has on UF? It's no coincidence that
the Top 10 universities in national all-sports
rankings are all exceptional institutions like
Stanford University, Duke University and the
University of Texas.
Most importantly, I was disgusted that the
Alligator referred to "corn-fed" linebackers
"who can't even spell SAT." Sure, student
athletes at UF are not held to the same admis-
sion requirements as traditional students, but
they certainly aren't dummies. In fact, 186 UF
athletes earned a spot on the SEC Academic
Honor Roll last year. Believe it or not, many
athletes leave UF knowing how to spell SAT


- 91 percent of them, to be exact. That's the news again when the administration decides
percentage of student athletes who gradu- to take formal action. There is no reason I
ated last year. should read about it when it is not news.
Kate Wallace William Foster
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Lay off Hall until investigation wraps up Coverage of possible battery spotty
John Hall is a distinguished professor After reading The Gainesville Sun's clear,
who acted abnormally at one lecture. Let's direct article about the alleged sexual bat-
wait to pass judgment until the investiga- tery at the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity house,
tion ends. I picked up the Alligator.
I have a friend whom the Shands staff To my dismay, the story was buried on
was convinced was a crack addict close to the fourth page with no clue in the headline
overdosing. But the only drug she consumed regarding a fraternity party, Pike, possible
was Sudafed, as prescribed by the Student drugging or possible sexual assault of the
Health Care Center. Two years ago, I nearly three young women. More importantly,
got in trouble for intoxication when I reacted the Alligator neglected to mention that the
poorly to Afrin, an over-the-counter nasal police are looking for other cases from that
decongestant. These things happen. night.
But instead of waiting for official word Why do I write? I happen to be a local
on the investigation, Chad Smith dredged mother in her 50s. Having lived most of my
up half-month-old allegations and sought life in college towns, I think it is imperative
comment from Josh Simmons. But Simmons that young people know what may be go-
only reviewed the material after he'd heard ing on around them. Potential witnesses of
that Hall was drunk meaning he watched events still have fresh memories that might
the video with bias. Does anyone else see a aid in clearing up the activities of the previ-
problem with this process? ous night.
This was news 20 days ago, and it will be The Alligator should have included


Sgt. Ray Barber's phone number (352)
334-2472 in its article and encouraged
witnesses to come forward.
Jane Adair
Gainesville resident



Preacher responds to campus critics
I'd like to respond to some of the recent
writings with respect to my campus preach-
ing. In his Friday column, Todd Portnowitz
asked of me, "So why isn't he doing some-
thing productive?" Actually, I can't think of
many things that are more productive than
preaching about receiving forgiveness and
eternal life through faith in the Lord Jesus
Christ. As Jesus said, "For what is a man
profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?"
Jesus died for our sins so that our souls
could be saved by God's grace through be-
lieving in him. Hell is scary, but it's real. We
shouldn't hide that fact. In Daniel Morgan's
Tuesday letter, he claimed this is a "world-
view based on ancient superstitions, myth
and lore." In reality, this is the timeless truth
of God from his word, the Bible.
Joey Johnsen
college preacher


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6th PI. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St. 375-7104 12-6-71-2

House 3BR/2BA, 2 car garg, 2560 sq ft
formal Lr/Dr, Fam room, Bkfst Bar; lots of
cabinet/counter space, DW, W/D, huge pa-
tio, fenced yard w/irrig. $1450/mo 1944 SW
48 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731.NW
6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2

Townhouse 3BR/2BA news ceramic tile, car-
pet & appliances; avail 8/25; Greenleaf 6922
SW 46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th St 375-7104 12-6-71-2

Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhselpoolltennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2

WALK TO UFI 1st MONTH FREE 3BR 3BA
& 4BR 4BA starting at $1200/rent,
washer/dryer, alarm system & lots more!
801 NW 3rd Ave
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-29-2


al For Rent
* 1 unfurnished

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
www.turlingtonrealesatat.com 10-6-29-2

WALK TO UF! 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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-29-2

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!
www.Bosshardtpm.com
352-371-2118
12-6-60-2

All new 3/2 apt in NW with washer/dryer,
pool. 24 hr fitness. $1100 month. Main bus
line. 1.5 miles to UF. Call Mike Hastings,
REALTOR, Dawn Realty 352-538-1092
10-11-20-2

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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-15-2

5 MINS TO SHANDSIUF 2BR
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
w/d hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-15-2


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'SHANDS AREA
2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv msg. 10-9-15-2

OAK GLADE APTS
Spacious 1BR apt. Sublease until Dec. W/D
connection. Enclosed courtyard. $565/mo.
Please call 352-262-9023 please Iv mssg.
10-6-13-2

Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
www.boardwalkapt.com
12-6-72-2

2BR/2BA Loft Woodside Villa Condo
Pool, Parking, O/S field, quiet, new paint &
appliances. Near stores $800/MO +sec. Pets
welcome w/dep. CallAlexa 386-931-0882
10-4-10-2

3 BLOCKS FROM UF
2BR. $800/mo incl water & trash. $400/per
BR. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, laundry on
site. Call Kim 494-6009. 320 #3 SW 10th St.
ONLY 1 UNITAVAILABLE 10-5-10-2

Beautiful, Historic Baxter House
2 blocks from campus near campus town
at 1013 SW 4th Avenue, 4 large BR/2BA,
wood floors, walls staircase, barrel ceilings,
fireplace, sunny enclosed porch, DW, W/D,
new HA/C. $530/month per person + utili-
ties. 352-275-1259 or ATucker458@aol.com
10-6-10-2

MILL RUN CONDO
SW 20th St. 2BR/2.5BA. Perfect
for roommates. Pool, bus route, W/D.
S $850 per month. 904-382-0286
10-5-10-2

Bellamy Forge 2/1.5, clean, new kit'baths,
W/D, pool, tennis, pest, water inc. & more.
1st-last, -sec. No pets, smoke free. $900/mo.
352-495-0101 10-9-11-2

1BR apartment w/private gated courtyard.
2 miles from Shands & VA.
Pets arranged. 352-377-2150 10-23-20-2

Historic Baxter House
1013 SW 4th Avenue
Located less than 2 blocks from campus,
this unique, two-story, historic home has 4
bedrooms and 2 baths and 1800 sq.ft. As
one would expect from a luxury home of this
era, it includes wood-paneled walls, barrel
vaulted ceilings, private sunroom, large
bedrooms, hardwood floors, washer & dryer,
fireplace, new HA/C, built-in shelves, sun-
room, and is alarm system ready. Available
immediately for $2,120/month + utilities
Call today and ask for Bob Tucker at 275-
1259 Email: ATucker458@aol.com 10-10-
10-2

Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
2/2*3/3*4/4
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
373-9009
12-6-42-2

BRAND NEW EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA
condo for rent. Avail now! Off Archer Road
& 34th Street. $900/mo. Call 352-745-6938
10-17-15-2

JUST OFF OF 34TH St ON-19TH AVE.
Possible roommate situation. 4BR/2BA
Brand new. $1300/mo. Call for showing. 954-
817-9101 10-4-5-2


LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED
AVAILABLE NOW 2/1 Apts, less than a 5
min. walk to campus, bus routes, off street
parking. $520-$600. 338-2769 / 494-1188
q* 10-4-5-2


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
10-4-5-2

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


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unfurnished

*Walk to UF 4BR/2BA. C H/AC. Center Rec
room. $1400/mo. 1845 NW5th Ave *Duplex.
1BR, great room, hdwd firs. 2715 SW 31st
Terr. $450/mo *1BR home. $500/mo 2911
SW 31st Terr. Betty Hilgendorf 373-3321
10-5-5-2

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
10-16-10-2

1 AND 2BR APTS
avail in downtown historic district. Ceiling
fans. Central heat/air. No dogs. First, last,
sec. 378-3704 10-24-15-2


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SINGLE BEDAPARTMENT PRACTICALLY
ON CAMPUS!!!. Windsor Hall, Building B;
SW 8th Street and 13th Street. A 20 minute
walk to the center of campus and only for
$650 a month. Cell Phone 561-901-8335
10-17-10-3

Looking to sublease whole unit: 2BR/2.5BA
beautiful luxury townhouse apt @ Hampton
Oaks. Can move in this Oct. Free last month
rent, just pay sublease transfer fee. If inter-
ested call (352) 333-9765. 10-11-14-3


U Roommates

Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
12-6-72-4


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, W/D,
community pool. $425/mo 727-399-0574
10-24-35-4

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

1BR/1BA MASTER BR
in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent
$400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email
yttek@hotmail.com 10-9-15-4

Female to share 2BR/2BA Campus Edge
Condo. Steps from UF. Full kitchen, W/D,
new carpet & paint, handicap accessible,
pool, gym. $450/mo + util. 352-328-5981
10-10-15-4

Female roommate needed for room in
Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent around $530/
mo. Call 727-501-2554 10-4-10-4

Male UF student looking for roommate.
Great house, 1 block from campus. $600/mo.
Call Chris 610-212-3210 10-5-10-4

Female roommates needed in condo 1 mile
from UF, $425/mo includes cable, internet,
utilities, pool, + more, beautifully renovated
and on bus route. 262-2871 10-20-20-4

Liberal male roommate, NS, for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Furn, close to Shands & UF. $450/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg. 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


*1 Roommates

Lg. room w/kitchen privileges pvt BA.
Double closet, finished w/trundle bed,
dresser, TV, W/D, NS, 1st, & last. $375/mo
+1/3 utils. & cable TV. $100 sec. deposit &
refs req. Avail 10/1 384-0111 or 692-4448
10-6-9-4


Male student needs 2 roommates in the
Greenwich Green Apts. SW 39th Blvd, close
to UF & SFCC. 3BR/2BA semi-fum,.incl W/
D, cable, DSL. Very good cond, $450/mo incl
utils. Call 386-931-1944 or 386-437-2918
10-4-5-4


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-
239-2740 10-5-5-4


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 +util.
352-375-1474, 352-367-9128 10-6-5-4


ROOMMATE WANTED
3BR/2BA house. $450/mo. Near campus.
For info call 305-525-6469 10-17-10-4


Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $480/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 10-17-10-4



S Real Estate



Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find


Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
352-219-2879 12-6-72-5



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.
12-6-72-5







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
12-6-72-5


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SReal Estate ) Real Estate


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 g.lark 352.328.8311at Coldwell
Banker M.I Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375
10-31-72-5


Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 10-31-72-5




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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
10-31-72-5

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.
12-6-72-5


NEW CONSTRUCTION
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 10-13-41-5

TIRED OF RENTING?
Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent.
Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig
www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott
Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678
10-16-18-5


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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 wilLpay 2% towards closing costs
Fall completion
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.
Contact Agent
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
www.venture-realty.com
11-30-65-5


*00005 MIN TO UF99990
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774 jab39@bellsouth.net
11-17-47-5

Condo for sale. 2 BR 1 Bath. Fully renovated.
NEW: Beautiful hardwood laminate floors,
ceramictile, silver metallic appliances, wood
cabinets, window treatments, air handler,
hot water heater. Some furniture included if
desired. Located ip Brandywine off Archer
Road. Close to campus. $95,000. (813) 785-
4841 10-5-5-5

Mobile home for sale. Single wide 3BR/2BA
Buck Bay MH Community, 1 mile north of
Hwy Patrol Station. Large screened porch,
cent H/AC, $10,999 cash or trade for equal
value travel trailer or towing vehicle. 352-
335-5996 10-6-3-5


l| Furnishings


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-
377-9846 12-6-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 12-6-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

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-
6-72-6

FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6

BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799

BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
376-1600

BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
12-6-72-6

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
12-6-72-6

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 NEWI Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
352-264-9799 12-6-72-6


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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
12-6-72-6

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.
264-9799 12-6-72-6

"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.
12-6-72-6

BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6

Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

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
12-6-72-6

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!
12-6-72-6

*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
12-6-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
12-6-72-6

Nice ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, large
$75, *SOFA nice $75, 0 full size BED $50,,
new CARPET 12x12 $75, 0 25" color TV
$60., 0 dining TABLE $45. 0 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


SComputers


CASH PAID-For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7


"AA+ A omnputEr Geh

333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help Fast A+Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
www.AComputerGeek.com 4-25-144-7






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Computer Solutions Inc
352-371-2230
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352.219.2980 pf.t. 'S.,
12-6-72-7

GATORNERD.COM
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7

COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
12-6-72-7

GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Free Estimates
352-337-2500 12-6-72-7


S Electronics


VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
10-5-15-8



*MJ 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)
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PARKING:
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
12-6-72-10

****** PS2 0*****
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10

ANTHOLOGY
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
www.bobbrackin.com 12-6-67-10

BOOKS FOR SALE
Thousands of used books in all categories.
13201 CR 2054 near downtown Alachua.
Every Wed. noon-7pm or by appt. 378-6370
10-18-15-10


SMotorcycles. Mopeds]

r* SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
12-6-72-11

***SOLANO CYCLE***
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
12-6-72-11

***GatorMoto***
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
12-6-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
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

GatorMoto
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

SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
12-6-66-11

***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or used
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
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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
284-9322 10-4-10-11

2000 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 955i
Black, custom molded flames. Single-sided
swing arm. Underseat exhaust. Power com-
mander. $4200/OBO. Call 352-870-8546
10-10-5-11

HYOSUNG RALLY PRIMA MOPED 2005
$950.1500 miles, 50cc, Bright red and pow-
erful. In excellent'condition. 352-375-9013
10-10-5-11


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*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 Buy*SellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
12-6-72-12

****FAST CASH****
Clean. Running or Barely Running
CARS, TRUCKS
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
12-6-72-12


Autos


OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
12-6-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
12-6-71-12

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

www.39thaveimports.com
12-6-72-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
S0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12

96 Nissan Sentra 1999 352-338-1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00OKia 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


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78 Chevy PK 999
84 Conversion Van 1999
97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999
95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12

SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
www.darnell4sheriff.com
11-7-32-12

SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
www.darnell4sheriff.com
11-7-32-12

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

2001 TOYOTA ECHO
Auto, A/C, Kenwood CD, tinted windows, one
owner, very clean, 88K miles, $6200 OBO.
386-454-8883 10-6-5-12

97 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER
9-passenger minivan, 150,000 miles.
Excellent condition. Cold AC & good tires.
$3500. Call Jackie 466-9247 or cell 339-
6494 10-4-3-12

HONDA ACCORD '96
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
10-9-5-12

1999 BMW 323i
$12,000. 86000 miles. Sedan, black
(exterior), champagne (interior). Manual
transmission. Call: Carlos @ 850-672-0734
10-10-5-12

2005 SCION XA RS1, 5 SPEED RED,
PWR ROOF, #197 OF 1550 MADE IN USA.
VARY RARE. 14,500 MILES. FACTORY
WARRANTY, BEAUTIFUL CAR. CELL: 717-
468-7460 10-10-5-12

2003 MITSUBISHI EXLIPSE GS
Extra clean. $7600/OBO. Call 352-256-3263
10-17-10-12

*FORD CONTOUR 98 4 dr, DR, TW, PL,
PS, SS new tires. Need AC repair. 116k mi
$1200.
*TOYOTA CELICA 91 auto, AC, 2 dr, good
cond. 142k mi. $1900. Call 352-372-3885
10-11-6-12


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WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
352-281-1571
10-9-20-13
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-16-
80-13

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
72-13
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
10-16-80-13



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DELIVERY DRIVERS
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2442 12-6-72-14
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
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Across from Home Depot. No calls please
10-31-41-14
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Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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.Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
12-6-72-14

WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
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371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
12-6-72-14

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12-6-72-14

VALET ATTENDANTS
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.12-6-70-14
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
12-6-78-14
SALES CLERK
Friendly & dependable person for men's
clothing & footwear. PT. Apply at Soul Train
Stop Fashion, 2 E. University Ave. Downtown
372-7922 10-4-25-14


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S* Health Services


TCBY Now hiring
Apply in person at Thornebrook Village
Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14

Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or hr@trimarkproperties.com
12-6-70-14

00* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
12-6-68-14

No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
HearAgain CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
10-31-44-14

FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 yr com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn:
Lynn. 10-6-20-14

ABC FINANCIAL is one of the Largest Equip-
ment Finance companies in the US. Make
extra $$ in your spare time. Take advantage
of our phenomenal growth. Start your future
career today. Cary K 800-226-9222 ext 275
10-6-20-14

EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring re-
sume to: 2020 NW6th ST. 10-5-20-14


GatorMoney.com
Find a Job. Get Great Deals.
Movies, Games, & More.
10-26-30-14


PT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:
Dependable, computer knowledge required,
flexible hours. Email resume:.
imin@americandreamsrealty.net. 10-13-
14

Real Estate Agent Wanted:FT/PT individual
who is honest, dependable, hard working,
willing to learn new things, & enjoy work-
ing with the public. License required. Email
resume: dd min@americandreamsrealty.net
10-13-20-14

BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA
Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great $!
Serious workers only! Apply in person 5 SE
2ndAve. 10-10-15-14

TEACHERS NEEDED
Mon thru Fri. Full-time & part-time. Great pay.
Good work references. Apply 1049 Museum
Rd. Call 336-1700. 10-11-15-14

BRIDAL CONSULTANT
Solutions Bridal
FT Salary + Commission
Fax resume to 352-374-7293
10-5-11-14

Wendy's at Shands is now hiring for all shifts
for Fall term. Competitive starting pay with bi-
annual raises, paid vacation, meal benefits
and flexible schedules. Ideal for students
living on or off campus. Weekend availability
highly desirable. Stop by and fill out an ap-
plication today! 10-19-20-14

3 NEW NIGHTCLUBS

BARTENDERS, SHOOTERS COCKTAIL
SERVERS, BEER TUB, PROMOTERS,
DJ'S, BANDS, FILM CREW, CASHIERS,
MC'S, DANCERS, MODELS. INTERVIEWS
TO BE HELD 9/26 9/28 9/29 10/2 10/4 4-
8PM CLUB MIAMI/ TEXAS BULL/ BUMP
NYC 238 WEST UNIVERSITY BLVD,
GAINESVILLE 10-6-10-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings between $14-$20/hr!
Make your own schedule. Fun environment,
great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663
10-27-24-14

PT HELP NEEDED
THE VILLAGE MARKET & COFFEE SHOP.
Haile Plaptation. Call for directions only 380-
0111 10-10-10-14


Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14

HOUSEKEEPER
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
10-10-10-14

ENTERTAINERS/INSTRUCTORS
TO TEACH.AGES 4-12 FUN SCIENCE 0
PT, 10-15hr/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
able a must. 333-0108 apply online
www.madsciencegainesville.com 10-10-
10-14

Ellis World Alliance Corporation is seek-
ing a qualified Administrative Assistant/
Receptionist for an international construction/
engineering firm. This position ensures that
our clients consistently have a positive and
welcoming experience and requires a "will
do" attitude! FT or PT. Perfect position
for communications, journalism, market-
ing or education major. Please forward
resume via fax to 352.548.4717or email to
aparrish@elliswac.com 10-10-10-14

NEWLY REMODELED TGI FRIDAYS is now
hiring ALL POSITIONS Apply in person 3598
SW Archer Rd. between 2 & 4pm or anytime
online at: Fridays.com. Weekday availability
required. 10-6-7-14

CALLCENTER LOOKING FOR CUSTOMER
SERVICE REPS. All shifts avail. Apply with-
in. Must type 30wpm correctly 1830 NE 2nd
St. 10-4-5-14

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER OPENINGS
$12.50 base/appt.
We want to start 30 people: All majors
welcome. Sales/service, PT/FT. Conditions
apply. 352-372-6697 10-30-23-14

LANDSCAPERS
for commercial properties needed PT/FT.
Valid driver's license & clean background
a must. Exp preferred. Call 352-222-1904
12-6-47-14


NEED CASH?
Hiring Drivers & In-store staff
Fill out an application in person at
Five Star Pizza 210 SW 2nd Ave.
10-17-14-14


BABYSITTER
Family looking for babysitter, Mon thru Fri,
Full time. For more info or to schedule an
interview, please call 332-6506 10-5-5-14

GRAPHICARTIST& IIS pro wanted. Start to-
day. Send your resume to michael@college
towntechnologies.com or call 843-816-5337
to set up an interview. 10-12-10-14

*DANCERS NEEDED*
Private dance co. Great for students, great
pay; fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 10-31-23-14

$5,842 FREE cash grants. Never Repay!
FREE grant money For School, Housing,
Real Estate. For listings 1-800-509-6956
extension 806 10-6-5-14

X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW 13th St. 11-30-40-14

Service Technician
Energetic custodian needed part-time.
Experience w/floor maintenance a plus. 5p-
11p, M-F; $6.40/hr. Must pass background
& drug screening. Apply at 3303 NW 83rd
Street 8a-4p, M-F. EOE 10-6-5-14

Direct Support Worker
Patient, caring individual needed to super-
vise & train a developmentally disabled adult
on a janitorial crew. M-F 3-9pm; Excellent
benefits; $8/$8.50hr. 2 yrs of education
and/or experience in related field required.
Must pass background & drug screenings.
Apply at 3303 NW 83rd St. 8a-4p M-F. EOE.
10-6-5-14


HOMEWORK TUTOR
for 7th grader with ADHD. Mon-Fri, 2 hour
minimum $8.00/hour. Mileage negotiable.
Experience with ADHD kids preferred. Call
472-9391 after 7PM. 10-13-10-14

PT BABYSITTER WANTED
Work from home mom needs help during the
day with 2 mo old daughter. Flexible hours 3
or more days a week. $8/hr. Previous child
care with references a must. 352-262-4418
10-6-5-14

GNV'S "PREMIER" MARKETING AGENCY
FINANCE INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE. MUST
BE ORGANIZED, DETERMINED AND
ABLE TO MULTI-TASK SEND RESUMES:
SJSACKS@HOTMAIL.COM 10-6-5-14

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS NEEDED
VB.NET/ASP.NET. Please email resumes to
jobs@gothicsoftware.com 10-6-5-14

SERVERS
Experience a must. Apply only in person
2pm-5pm @ Sovereign Restaurant 12 SE
2nd Ave. 10-4-2-14

HELPER WANTED HOUSE RENOVATION
& UPKEEP (PAINTING, LANDSCAPING,
ETC). Part time, flex hours. Must have car
& cell phone. Pay rate of $8/hr minimum,
higher for skill & experience. Call 338-7670
10-19-5-14

NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER
for 8 & 10 yr old. Help with homework, feed-
ing kids, drive kids to activities and house
cleaning. Call 352-372-3993 10-6-3-14

WE NEED GOOD HELP!!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Fumiture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty manu-
facturing. Some exp helpful. 10-10-5-14

THE BAGEL BAKERY
Now hiring for fall. $6.75/hr for linework-
ers; $8/hr for bakers. Flexible schedules.
Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110
10-10-5-14

IVEY'S GRILL
has openings for dishwasher/prep-cooks.
Tues thru Sun 7:30 am to 4 pm. Apply in per-
son @ 3303 W. UniversityAve. 10-10-5-14

SALES CLERK
Part time. Call Sandy's Consignment
Boutique 372-1226 10-17-10-14

BEEF O'BRADY'S 43rd St.
Now hiring experienced cooks/kitchen staff.
Flexible hours available No late nights.
Apply in person 1999 NW43rd St. Millhopper
Shopping Center. 10-11-6-14

THE GELATO COMPANY
Hiring scooper-sandwich line. Please call
352-262-9627 10-17-10-14

FRENCH ADDICTION
NOW HIRING!!! Sales, sexy singing tele-
grams, entertainers. Call for appointment
352-281-1968 10-6-3-14

Health and Money! Try the greatest vitamin
in the world. $1000 every time you get 20
people to try our amazing vitamins 1-800-
605-VITA; www.bestlavitamins.com. 10-
10-5-14

Lunch Receptionist
11-1 M-F
Multi-phonelines
Friendly Dependable
Call Larae @ 352-336-1594 10-10-5-14


l21 Services


IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-6-72-15

HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15


** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com
12-6-72-15

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen &-jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15

Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
12-6-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
12-6-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15

FOIL HI-LITES,
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Surging Gators climb into tie for first in Invitational

* MANUEL VILLEGAS SPARKED UF BY SHOOTING After two rounds, he sits at 1-over-par 141. Freshman Andres Echavarria is tied for 34th with a 145
A 1 OVER (71) ON TUESDAY. Sophomore Toby Ragland was able to improve on his (5 over) after shooting a 73 in the second round.
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He improved 13 shots to go even par in the second
round and has a collective 146 (6 over), which puts him
tied for 43rd.


The Gators start t e t ir an na roun to ay at 8
a.m., as they look to one-up Oklahoma State and gain
their first tournament win of the young season.


Coach Buddy Alexander couldn't help but feel a sense
of deja vu yesterday on the greens of Williamsburg, Va.
After 36 holes of golf, the Gators are now tied for first
place with last year's NCAA Champion, Oklahoma State,
at the PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational.
The Gators shot their second straight score of 281 (1
over) to put them 2 over for the tournament as they pre-
pare for the final 18 holes that await them today.
"We had another good day of solid golf and put our-
selves in a goqd position," Alexander said. "It's a great
opportunity for us to get into the frying pan tomorrow
and see what we're made of."
What was supposed to be a young team with grow-
ing pains suddenly has the 20-year coach thinking of the
National Champion 2001 team led by a sensational player
named Villegas.
-The Gators look like they're for real, and Villegas is
dominant.
But it's not Camilo, it's his brother, Manuel.
After a first-round performance where he shot 1 over
(71), junior Manuel Villegas went 2 under (68) and is now
tied for seventh place.
Villegas shot bogeys on the second and eighth holes
but countered it with three birdies on the front nine.;
Then, after bogeying holes 11 and 12, Villegas got hot
and was able to birdie three in a row.
Villegas' 11 birdies on the tournament lead the field.
Sophomore Billy Horschel stayed consistent and post-
ed his second straight even-par finish.
Horschel got the ball rolling early in the second round
by posting five birdies on the front nine.
After 36 holes, he is tied for 10th.
Following a sensational round when he posted a 68 (2
under), freshman Tim McKenney is tied for 13th after a
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SFCC leaves selfishness behind


* THE SAINTS HOOPS TEAM PRACTICED FOR
THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON SUNDAY.

By KARL HYPPOLITE
Alligator Writer

Coming off a disappointing 14-16 record. last season,
the Santa Fe Community College basketball team is a
prime example of addition by subtraction.
Losing all but four players from last season may be a
good thing, since selfishness pervaded last year's Saints
squad, sophomore point guard Tracy Rankins said.
"Last year, there was a lot of selfishness and indi-
vidualism; everybody was trying to do everything by
themselves," he said. "And honestly, we didn't have no
leaders, no teamwork and no chemistry."
Those sentiments were echoed by the other three
returning players, including Gavin Home, the team's
leading returning scorer at 8.8 points per game last
season. The 6-foot-8 forward felt that last season's team
didn't lack talent and that there were just too many self-
ish players.
"You have one bad egg, and it keeps carrying over
and carrying over," he said. "And that just effects the
whole team. That's just what happened, and the whole
team just self-destructed."
So far in preseason practices, Coach Chris Mowry is
pleased to see that his returning sophomores have taken
leadership roles on the team.
"They've done a good job as far as setting an exam-
ple," he said. "Some are more comfortable being vocal
leaders, and others are quiet kids that lead by example.


Whether it's been in the weight room or individual
workouts, I think they've set a good example of work-
ing hard."
Chemistry wasn't the only problem for Santa Fe last
season.
Mowry felt the Saints "couldn't put the ball in the
basket," as the team shot just 42 percent.
To try and make things a bit easier this season,
Mowry wants to play a little "Billy Ball."
"Florida is a team that definitely wants to use their.
depth to press," he said. "They use some different press-
es but certainly they want to be able to press.
"Last year, there was a lot of selfishness
and individualism; everybody was trying to
do everything by themselves."
Tracy Rankins
Santa Fe point guard

"Offensively, they're very good in transition. Their
big guys run as well as any big guys in the country. We
have some big guys that can run the floor well and some
guys who aren't as quick, but what we're looking for is
guys that will play hard all the time."
Mowry plans on using a 10-man rotation this season
to wear down opposing teams.
The team will be using full-court presses on defense
to force turnovers and will play up-tempo on offense.
The half-court offense will be similar to a Princeton-style
offense, with lots of screening, passing and cutting.
If all goes well, the Saints hope to march to the tune of
a 20-win season, Mowry said.


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LSU Tigers ranked No. 1 nationally in yards allowed, Gators No. 13


FOOTBALL, from page 16

Auburn 7, LSU 3, as Auburn yielded just
42 yards rushing in the game.
LSU, whom the Gators will face this
weekend, allowed Auburn to gain just 182
total yards, showcasing why it may have the
best defense in the country.
"TAey probably are the best," Strong
said.
LSU is ranked No. 1 in the country, in
yards allowed per game.
These numbers likely point to a defensive
struggle in the Swamp on Saturday. The two
defenses, however, vary in their strengths.
The Gators lead the conference in rush
defense, allowing just 50.2 yards per game.
On the other side of the coin, UF is just
10th against the pass, which could be a
serious problem against LSU's JaMarcus
Russell.
Checking in at 6-foot-6 and 252 pounds,
Russell is second in the nation in pass effi-
ciency.and has tossed 10 touchdown passes
against just one interception.
While UF's secondary produced three
turnovers against Alabama, the unit still
lacks depth and allows a lot of passing
yards.
According to UF coach Urban Meyer, the
Gators' ability to cover receivers largely de-


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UF end Jarvis Moss hits LSU's JaMarcus Russell during the Gators' 21-17 loss in
2005. The Gators and Tigers are two of the nation's top defensive teams.


pends how much they
pressure Russell.
"He can mix up
the coverage and
pass rush," Meyer
said. "Someone asked
me during the week
about our comers be-
ing exposed a little bit
because we don't have
much depth there.
"The correlation
between pressuring
the quarterback and


coverage is right on the dot."
LSU, on the other hand, has one of the
nation's best secondaries. It features a top-
flight pair of corners in Chevis Jackson and
Jonathan Zenon, in addition to All-SEC
safety LaRon Landry.
"They have two very good corners.
I think their corners are as good as
Alabama's," Meyer said. "Theii safeties
are dynamic guys that play around the
ball, and their numbers reflect that. They
have a lot of interceptions and a lot of
touchdowns. They're well-coached, they
have great personnel and they recruit very
well."
UF can stop the run. LSU can stop the
pass. Maybe UF linebacker Brandon Siler
reflects the attitude that each of these teams
and an increasing number of other teams
around the SEC have:
"If we play the way we can, we feel like
people shouldn't score on us."
UF must find a way to temper an LSU
pass rush that has battered quarterback
Chris Leak for the last three years. Against
LSU in 2005, Leak was sacked four times
and totaled just 107 passing yards. The
usually cool customer lost it during the
game.
"I remember one time, he got whacked
and he was like, 'What happened?' He got
mad," offensive lineman Phil Trautwein
said.


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Total defense ranking 1 13
Nards alloI-ar per e.iie l9,.4 4
Rush defense ranking 11 4
Rusr yards allo~nJr per ganie 69 2 50.2
Pass defense ranking 3 64
Pass yards allowed per game 124.2 197.8
Scoring defense ranking 2 4
Points allowed per game. 7.4 9.4

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Suspended Thomas back at practice

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

Depending on whom you asked, UF defensive
tackle Marcus Thomas may or may not have been
back practicing with the team Tuesday. I
But Thomas, who is suspended indefinitely for
a second substance abuse violation, worked out
on UF's 'practice field Tuesday.
However, Coach Urban Meyer said he prac-
ticed separate from teammates. The coach con-
tinues to deny knowing whether Thomas could
return for Saturday's LSU game.
"That's out of my hands. I don't know," Meyer
said. "[There is] nothing new on where we stood
before, as of today."
The last part of his statement may have been
the caveat, because according
to lineman, roommate and best
friend Ray McDonald, Thomas
may be back soon.
"I hope [he's back soon]."
McDonald said. "I' think he
has a meeting in a few days or
something like that; that, you
know,he could play this week,
Meyer next week or within the next
two weeks, so I hope that's the case."

INJURY UPDATE: Meyer said he was disap-
pointed with the Percy Harvin's lack of agility
at practice.
The freshman receiver hopes to be rebound from
a high ankle sprain and make an impact against
LSU.
"[He was] gimpy today," Meyer said. "I was
hoping h-'d be a little further advanced. Today's
Tuesday. He did a little bit but didn't do a full
practice today."
After suffering the ankle sprain against
Tennessee, Harvin came in for just one play
against Kentucky, and he didn't play at all against
Alabama.
Senior running back DeShawn Wynn, who
suffered a sprained right knee against Alabama
on Saturday, was not at UF's practice Tuesday. iEi 1~i-
Meyer said that UF strength and conditioning Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
coach Mickey Marotti said there's still a chance UF suspended tackle Marcus Thomas has returned to the practice field and
Wynn willbe able to play against LSU. could meet with school officials this week to see if he can play Saturday.


A legend both at UF and in the
NFL, Emmitt Smith still stands
as the best back in Gators history.
Hailing from Pensacola, Smith was a
consensus All-America selection in 1989, was
Named Southeastem Conference Player of the
Year and finished severnh In ball:irng for Hie
Heisman Trophy. It mar e
the second time in his
career he finished in th,:
top-10 in balloting for t-he _
award. ,,
He finished his UF
career with 3,928 yards
S- second in school
history and he led
the Gators in rushing
yards all three years
of his career. Smith. Emmitt Smith
was a first-team All- a..
SEC pick all three of 87
those years. R .
Smith holds the UF career
records for average rushing ro;l p.r g ,e
(126.7), 100-yard rushing game.n- 132 ,rij
rushing touchdowns (3'3. He adio' hoils tire
single-se asonr r.ecord- for
S. yardage (1.599) rouchi'donA
i- (14), a.',r.age iuih rJr.s er
game (145.4) and consecutive
100-yard games (8).
His 316 yards against New
Mexico and 96-yard touchdown run against
Mississippi State are also Gators records.
Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in
1990, played on three Super
Bowl championship teams
and is the NFL's all-time
leader in both rushing
yards and career rushing
touchdowns.


Jennifer LaBrie and Dan Treat / Alligator Staff


SEC defensive titans LSU, UF to clash in the Swamp


I UF IS RANKED FOURTH IN THE NA-
TION IN SCORING DEFENSE.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

This isn't your older brother's
Southeastern Conference any more.
Gone are the days of Steve Spurrier's
juggernaut offense and Peyton Manning
shredding opposing secondaries. In are


dominating defenses four of the nation's
Top 10 defenses in 2005, to be precise.
In 2006, these defenses are just as
strong.
UF is ranked fourth in the nation in
scoring defense, allowing just 9.4 points
per game.
But that same statistic leaves the Gators
ranked just fourth in their own confer-
ence, as Georgia, LSU and Auburn stand
directly in front of them.
"Within this conference, you have


"The coordinators in this league do
such a good job, so that's why you
probably have people not being
able to score."
Charlie Strong
UF co-defensive coordinator

so many schools where the guys are so
athletic," UF co-defensive coordinator
Charlie Strong said. "Guys do a good job,


the coordinators in this league do such a
good job, so that's why you probably have
people not being able to score."
The SEC's showcase game thus far
came when LSU traveled to Auburn in
mid-September.
Auburn is averaging 34 points per
game outside of the LSU game.
LSU is averaging 46.75 points per game
outside of the Auburn game.
The final score?
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15


MLB playoffs
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a 1997: The Gators hold Arkansas to
-56 rushing yards, a UF record for few-
est rushing yards allowed in a game. The
Gators recorded seven sacks, forced three
fumbles and held the Razorbacks to just
156 yards of total offense.


Today's question: Which SEC team has Percent (Votes)
fielded the most impressive defense so far? Satisfied 34% (165)
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.) More passing 31% (154)
More trick plays 18% (89)
Tuesday's question: What are your feelings More Tebow 8% (38)
,on Urban Meyer's current version of the Too bland 9% (43)
spread offense? (See right for results.) 489TOTAL VOTES


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