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2, ALLIGATOR S FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
Percy Beard Track at James G.
Pressly Stadium, 11 a.m.
Annual Homecoming 2-mile
foot race. $15 registration.
83rd Annmal Homecoming
University Avenue, noon
The parade starts at Gale
Lemerand Drive and ends on
Main Street. More than 100,000
people line the avenue to watch
bands and floats, led by the
band Sister Hazel.
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
Comedians Jim Gaffigan and
Gabriel -Iglesias perform at
what is billed as the nation's
largest student-run peprally.
Stephen C. O'Connell Center,
UF family and friends enjoy
food and music as the Alumni
and much more!
Association and the Florida
football team celebrate their
100-year anniversary. Tickets
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
GAME DAY SECURITY
No hike in crime expected
Police don't expect crime to
increase much, despite crowds
pouring into Gainesville for
Homecoming, said Gainesville
Police Department spokesman
Sgt. Keith Kameg.
"Without a doubt this is the
busiest weekend for GPD," he
For dubgoers' safety, extra
officers will be stationed down-
town, where Kameg said turnout
will probably hinge upon the final
score in Saturday's football game.
Homecoming attendees should
notify police of any fighting or bad
behavior, Kameg said.
"If you prove that you don't
play well with others, then we're
probably going to remove you
from the playground," he said.
University Police spokesman
Capt. Jeff Holcomb said his agency
isn't expecting a jump in crime.
He said that at this point, offi-
cers have experience with crowds.
"We've found our groove this
season," he said.
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Homegrown Sister Hazel will kick off parade, rally
*THE '90S STARS WILL SING
NATIONAL ANTHEM TONIGHT.
By CHAD SMITH
Ken Block left Gainesville one
day in the '90s after his band, Sister
Hazel, hit it big with a record deal.
He thought about never return-
ing, but the idea didn't feel right.
Gainesville is home for Block it
always has been and always will be.
A platinum record and more
than a decade of touring later, Block,
the band's lead singer and guitarist,
still feels that way.
Block and the rest of the band
will take part in UF's Homecoming
festivities today. All five band mem-
bers will serve as the grand marshals
of the Homecoming parade.
Later, Block and fellow band
member Drew Copeland will open
Gator Growl, UF's Homecoming
pep rally, with an a cappella rendi-
tion of the national anthem.
Like three of his bandmates,
Block attended UF, but he earned
his degrees elsewhere. Block and his
friends formed Sister Hazel in 1993
when they were still UF students.
In a telephone interview from
the band's tour bus somewhere
between Tupelo, Miss., and Oxford,
Miss. Block said his hometown is
constantly refreshed as musicians
and artists come to the area for its
artistic community. Additionally,
new students breathe life into the
city every year, he said.
Block, who has been perform-
ing around town since he was 12,
has seen Gainesville change a great
deal. Thousands of students now
alumni have come
Gator and gone, and the for-
GrOWi mer North-South Drive
is now named after a
But, he added, "The more it
grows, the more it stays the same.
"There's something very com-
fortable about it," he said.
Sister Hazel started out play-
ing at fraternity parties or in the
various dubs around town. He
and Copeland grew up going to
"We always feel like we're kind
of ambassadors of Gainesville and
the University of Florida, so it's
really nice to be asked and come
back," he said.
At every show they play
- whether in Boston or Eugene,
Ore.-- a fan will show up wearing
a Gators T-shirt or will give them the
Gator chomp, he said.
The guys are still big Gators fans,
Block said, and they get frustrated
when their gigs interfere with UF
"It was so bad the other day,"
he said, referring to UF-Tennessee
game on Sept. 16. The band's show
was at 8 p.m., just as the game was
getting under way in Knoxville,
To compromise, the band's man-
ager gave the guys updates, letting
them know the game's score from
the side of the stage.
Sister Hazel, whose sixth full-
length album, "Absolutely," comes
out Tuesday, rehearsed for its re-
cording sessions in Gainesville at a
studio off of Main Street, Block said.
He lives in Gainesville with his
wife and their three young children,
he said. Two of them go to the same
elementary school he attended.
"You don't get roots much deeper
than that," he said.
Student will offer medical aid while classmates party
By DREW HARWELL
As hundreds of people flood into
Gainesville for Homecoming, a UF student is
leaving town for one of the poorest and most
violent countries in the Western hemisphere.
Chris Bernard, a zoology junior, will be in
Honduras for a week starting today for a med-
ical mission trip with the Heart to Honduras
He and a team of medical personnel from
South Florida and Indiana will perform sur-
geries and organize clinics to help the people
of a small village called Canchias.
He will mainly assist with stitching wounds
during the operations, which will include her-
nia treatments and gallbladder surgeries.
Bernard says he won't mind missing the
"This situation blows everything out of the
water. You see how they live and how we live
and how small things in the U.S. are huge life-
altering things over there," he said. "I'l have
my own little homecoming when I come back
to the states."
In May, Bernard went to Haiti for 10 days to
assist in surgeries for the Mission: Haiti orga-
nization. On his first day in Haiti, his crew of
17 people hiked five miles to a mountain vil-
lage called Brale. They treated more than 350
people in a five-hour span.
Bernard assisted the surgeon and stitched
the cut, and he later helped amputate gangre-
"I'll have my own little
homecoming when I come back
to the states."
Bernard was recruited from his Fort
Lauderdale high school by UF's swim team.
During his freshman and sophomore years, he
swam so much he had time for little else.
He quit the team before junior year so he
could have more time for the relief trips.
"I'm happier now," he said. "I'm doing ex-
actly what I need to be doing in my life."
However, swimming has helped Bernard's
trip in some ways. Parents of swimmers from
the Gator Swim Club that he coaches have
donated medications, bandages and needles
for his trip.
His friends call him "Grandpa" because
they say he acts unusually mature for his age.
"They're going to be going crazy with the
Homecoming weekend, and I'll be in another
country," he said. "But I love what I do, and I
feel blessed every day for the opportunity."
4, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
S7 Gator tradjtion lt determine them AH
after the curtain fell on the 53rd annual Homecoming Pageant, only three women
remained, all with hopes of attaining the crown tonight.
With knees shaking and voices cracking, the three finalists blew a sigh of relief when
darkness took over the stage at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.
The hard part was over, at least for now.
To&A Ael is fa-
miliar with the pageant scene.
The senior nutritional science
major, from Orlando, already
holds the Black Student Union
Homecoming Queen crown and
Alpha Phi Alpha Miss Black and
However, she is more than
just a pretty face.
"Be comfortable in your own
skin," she said. "If you are com-
fortable in your own skin you
can do anything."
On campus, she has been in-
volved in Student Government,
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Savant, Florida Cicerones and
Black Student Union and cur-
rently serves as the Student
Government Cabinet Director
of Health Affairs and as vice
president and scholarship chair-
woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha
She says she has been most
proud of her role in SG's agency
STAAR, Students Taking Action
"When you work hard, peo-
ple appreciate it," she said.
But her involvement is not
of Deefield Beach, proves to be
just as impressive with her note-
worthy distinctions on campus
in academics, service and hon-
whe4s [the cow], ech
woman woud bte
Kelly Van Buskirk
"I'm so honored to be sur-
rounded by so many impressive
women," she said.
Van Buskirk, a political sci-
ence and family, youth and
community service senior, is in-
volved with such organizations
as Student Government, Ideal,
Chi Omega Sorority, Dance
Marathon, Campus Crusade
for Christ and the Florida
Cicerones, and serves as mem-
bership vice president of the
Cicerones and as a tutor at the
Office of Student Life.
Since coming to UF she has
logged in more than 750 service
By participating in service in
the Gainesville community, she
.,. Tonight, the three finalists for Homecoming queen, Tolu Adebanjo, Nina Vaghaiwalla and
Kelly Van Buskirk, will stand together one last time as contestants on the stage at Florida Field.
In the spotlight once again, each will eagerly await the final announcement:
"A4d th4 2006 UF H omc Que i...."
limited to campus.
She also serves as a Girl Scout
Troupe Leader and volunteers at
Al'z Place, a program through
Eldercare of Alachua County
that assists people with memory
"It you are C"fCt i
Despite the overwhelming
schedule, her efforts have not
gone unnoticed. She has re-
ceived several honors, including
membership in Order of Omega,
Anderson Scholars, Golden Key
International Honor Society,
Mortar Board Honor Society, the
National Society of Collegiate
Scholars and the UF Honors
Adebanjo's involvement in
the Homecoming Pageant re-
solves around her work hard
"I want to make an impact,"
she said. "It's nice to know that
all those women in the pageant
had the same mission."
is able to express how great it is
to be a Gator, she said.
Van Buskirk's passion for
service took her to Gulf Port,
Miss., in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina to offer relief.
She also studied abroad
this summer at the University
of Valencia, in Spain, to share
her infectious Gator spirit over-
Van Buskirk has also trav-
eled to our nation's capital as an
intern for the U.S. Congress and
The mission of Best Buddies
is to enhance the lives of people
with intellectual disabilities
by providing opportunities for
one-to-one friendships and inte-
Van Buskirk's honors include
the Share scholarship, Order of
Omega, J. Wayne Reitz Scholar,
Broward County Firefighters
Scholarship and Florida Blue
Key Honor Society.
The pageant allowed her to
collaborate with other remark-
able women on campus.
"It is a really good feeling to
know that no matter who gets
[the crown], each woman would
be genuinely happy for her," she
ci4en m /Vaordea, a senior political
science major from Ormond Beach, also studies East
Asian languages and literature.
"After graduation I plan to attend law school, focus-
ing on international law," she said.
During her time at UF, Vaghaiwalla has already
made an impact and encourages others to do the
"You don't have to get lost in the crowd," she said
as she recalls getting involved with organizations as a
"I really enjby going to the dorms as a student and
telling the freshman how to get involved," she said.
On campus, she is involved with Florida Blue Key,
Student Government and the Center for Leadership
"YVou. do't lve to et W t4t h4 cowd/."
She has also served as senator, member of the SG
constitutional revisions committee and site leader for
the Gator Plunge Service Project.
Vaghaiwalla serves as the chairwoman of the SG
Reitz Union Board of Managers and the founder of
Project HELP, a service organization that works with
with the Seva Sadan Society in Mumbai, India.
She also frequently travels to India to aid in service
programs such as Project HELP, the Seva Sadan Society
and the National Association of the Blind.
She speaks four languages fluently including
English, Spanish, Gujarati and Hindi, and has received
honors such as J. Wayne Reitz Scholar, Golden Key
Honor Society, Mortar Board Honor Society, President's
Honor Roll, the dean's list and the National Society of
She is an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
She attributes her multifaceted personality as a true
quality of all pageant contestants.
"Being up there with them [the other contestants]
inspires me," she said.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
Perks lure alumni cash
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Thousands of alumni return to
Gainesville each year to attend, the
Homecoming parade, Gator Growl pep
rally and the football game. Now they
have an opportunity to reconnect with UF
through a new alumni membership offer.
As UF's Alumni Association celebrates
its 100th anniversary, the group is mark-
ing the occasion with the offer of a special
membership called Centennial Life.
"When you go to UF and you graduate,
you have such great memories that when
you leave here, you long to come back,"
said Katie Seay, the director of member-.
ship and marketing for the association.
"Homecoming is such a great time to
come back and see the new buildings
on campus, see how the institution has
evolved and to reconnect and relive their
memories here at UF."
The special membership costs $875 for
singles and $1,075 for couples at the same
address. A typical life membership costs
$800 for singles and $1,000 for couples.
This year, alumni who become mem-
bers will each receive a brick to engrave
as they choose. The bricks will be paved
in the plaza next to Emerson Alumni Hall.
Alumni will also receive license plates,
lapel pins and other benefits of member-
"It's going to be a big deal to be a
Centennial Life member," Seay said.
The association still offers an annual
membership of $40 for singles and $50
for couples. Emerson is open 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. during the week and will be open
Saturday for four hours before kickoff for
people who want to become members.
"It's going to be a big deal to be
a Centennial Life member."
Alumni Association marketing director
Along with leadership honorary
Florida Blue Key, the Alumni Association
is co-sponsoring a barbecue in the Stephen
C. O'Connell Center two and a half hours
before kickoff. In addition, a pregame par-
ty for members will be held on the second
floor of Emerson.
'I think it's important for them to
support an institution that gave them the
foundation for a successful career and
life," Seay said.
Other benefits of being an association
member include discounts on hotels, car-
rental services, dry cleaning and restau-
rants; an electronic newsletter; a subscrip-
tion to UF alumni magazine Today; and an
automatic connection to Gator Clubs.
There are nearly 100 Gator Clubs
around the world. They organize vol-
unteer activities, throw game-watching
parties and provide networking opportu-
nities, Seay said.
Students buoy Growl tab
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Students heading to Gator Growl this
evening may notice their seats are a little
pricier than they were last year.
Student Government subsidized
student ticket costs for last year's pep
rally, but Growl officials said they want
to ensure that this year's show is "self-
The goal is to let ticket sales fully
cover the costs of the show, said Florida
Blue Key President Lauren Fackender.
FBK is a private leadership honorary that
sponsors the show, which is billed as the
world's largest student-run pep rally.
"We really want to show UF and the
Gainesville community that this is a show
that can sustain itself," Fackender said.
When the show does not break even,
FBK steps in to pay its shortfalls, she said.
But when the organization is forced to use
its reserves, she said, it "wipes us out."
Growl typically costs about $500,000,
Fackender said. That total covers every-
thing a spectator sees, including the per-
formers, the stage, the fireworks, security
and other elements.
However, ticket sales are not the only
source of revenue that pays for Growl,
Corporate sponsors, which include
both national companies and local busi-
nesses, also contribute a small percentage
of the.total costs, she said.
Growl producer Eric White said
corporate sponsors contributed about
$25,000 this year. But White said he ex-
pects corporate sponsorship totals to in-
crease as the show becomes "bigger, more
of a staple and family-friendly."
"National sponsors don't want to put
their name on an event that may be raun-
chy or offensive to children," he said.
Profits from past Growl shows also
aid in the start-up costs for the event each
year, Fackender said.
Gator "Last year the show did
Gro@l well, but in years where there
are uncontrollable circum-
stances, like hurricanes, it's more difficult
to make a profit," she said.
White said the key to calculating Gator
Growl's budget is the projection of 35,000
ticket sales each year. He said actual ticket
sales exceed the projection each year, re-
sulting in profits.
"Over the years, we set our budget
based on 35,000 tickets-sold," he said.
"Obviously, when we sold more than
that, that helped with start-up money for
the next year's show. The goal is not just
to break even but have some money for
the start-up costs next year."
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6, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
If you're like most students, you're probably wonder-
ing about those people outside. You know who we're talk-
ing about. The ones with the barbecued chicken, the cooler
full of beer and the white tube socks hiked all the way up.
Who are they, and what are they doing on your campus?
They're alumni, if you must know, and they're here
for Homecoming. We know, their music is terrible.
Unlistenable. But don't hate them. If anything, you should
They have jobs, the poor bastards. Real jobs, the kind
where they can't show up to work an hour late, hung
over and sporting a new lip ring. They have kids, young
enough to need help using the toilet or old enough to need
money for college. They have arthritis.
That's why they flock back to Gainesville every year,
like swallows to Capistrano or moths to an open flame.
Take your pick. Rich or poor, black or white, Greek or in-
dependent, they're all trying to remember something they
forgot between the minivan, the beer gut and the second
Some call it youth, but we have a better name for it. So
come along on a special sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll edition
Darts & Laurels
First, the sex. We kick things off with a never-been-
kissed LAUREL for America's teenagers, who despite
former Rep. Mark Foley's best efforts are having less
sex now than they were 10 years ago, according to a recent
Is it the abstinence-only health classes? The childhood
obesity epidemic? The abysmal state of modem R&B? We
don't know. All we know is, we're sick and tired of pay-
ing child support. Don't make the same mistakes we did,
Next, we roll up a fat, sticky LAUREL and pass it
- on the left hand side, naturally to John Hall of the
Warrington College of Business. Last month, Hall gave
a videotaped lecture that went a little, well, screwy. He
giggled. He rambled. He lost his place. He giggled some
At one point, he might have downed an entire bag of
Cool Ranch Doritos. Since then, he's become a minor ce-
lebrity, with clips of his performance making the rounds
on Web sites like YouTube.com.
We're not sure what Hall was on we have our sus-
picions, of course but whatever it was, we can't blame
the guy. It's hard enough to sit through a Principles of
Management lecture, let alone deliver one.
So here's hoping "the man" lifts Hall's suspension and
gives him back his class. Why? According to the syllabus,
next week's topic is "Dude, they totally faked the moon
landing." We'd hate to miss that.
Finally, in music news, we flick a they're-people-not-
accessories DART at Madonna, who toured Africa this
week and may or may not have adopted a child there. It's
a secret. The Material Girl is the latest rich, white celebrity
to contemplate snatching a child out of some poor, brown
country and the Alligator is getting tired of it. So here's
our message to Hollywood types everywhere: The Third
World is not your personal baby farm.
If you're overseas and looking for a souvenir, stick to the
basics. A T-shirt, maybe. A nice bottle of wine. Gonorrhea.
But please, leave the children out of it. Angelina Jolie,
we're looking in your direction. And if you insist on
adopting, say, a Chinese baby, at least have the decency to
pretend its yours, like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
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n our generation of political fogginess, appearance and
speech mean nothing. Through euphemism, blatant
misnaming see the Patriot Act and shameless
cover-ups, politics has sucked the humanity out of itself.
Mark Foley is but one flaming example.
Scarier than a resigned Foley is Florida's Republican
senatorial hopeful, Rep. Katherine Harris. This woman
walked off the set of "Walker, Texas Ranger," directly into
the political spotlight. Not only does Katherine Harris
cake on facial makeup to circus-act proportions, but she's
also an expert at applying political makeup. Harris keeps
a multishade stash of lipstick-tube euphemisms no
word leaves her lips without a little coloring.
Don't get caught voting for the charade.
Take for example the new national sales tax she's pro-
posing if elected or, as it fell from her lips, the "Fair
Fair? Is it fair for a lower-class family to pay the same
amount of taxes as, say, the Trumps? Yes, we're a capital-
ist society. Yes, there will always be sharks and minnows.
But why trap the minnows in a shark aquarium?
The Institute on-Taxation and Economic Policy esti-
mates that 80 percent of earners would see their taxes in-
crease under Harris' system with the richest 20 percent
catching a break. How will the rest of us pay for education
or purchase the goods that keep the economy stable?
I may be an'English major, but I'm pretty sure 80 per-
cent constitutes a majority. We don't have to bow to an
extremist like Harris. Hopefully, lower- and middle-class
families including their college-age children will
care enough about themselves to vote come November.
But this "Fair Tax" policy is just one of Harris' detri-
ments. She has also accepted illegal campaign donations
on two occasions. She headed the 2000 presidential vot-
ing recount mayhem. She even
claims the separation of church
and state is "a lie we've been told"
if that's true, then I suppose
S this country was founded on a lie.
Todd Portnowit Harris is proof of the old adage
od Wrni too many wrongs make an ex-
Witz's Wit treme rightist.
firstname.lastname@example.org If you think I'm just going to
town here because Harris has
produced enough slop and mud
to raise pigs in, well, you're semi-correct. But don't take
my word for it. Gov. Jeb Bush and Republican Party lead-
ers have made a last-ditch effort to replace Harris as the
party nominee. At least 15 of her campaign staffers have
flown the coop. In May, Bush himself said, "I just don't
think she can win."
So how did Harris save face? More makeup. She took
out her case of lie-shadow and advertised herself online
as officially endorsed- by the Republican Party. Now
Florida has the responsibility to keep Katherine Harris
out of office.
Don't worry, this isn't one of those "anybody but
her" cries, like we saw in the 2004 presidential election.
Running against Harris is incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson,
a moderate and established Democrat. He fights for the
income tax policies that Harris scorns. Nelson secured
$140 million in 2006 federal funds for Florida conserva-
tion projects. The man used to be an astronaut, for God
I must admit, though Katherine Harris appears to
have spent more time in outer space.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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.t' to the Editor
Animal cruelty goes beyond pat6
Lalee Sadighi's Tuesday col-
umn, "Give me liver or give me
death," is morally appalling.
Sadighi acknowledges the cru-
elty involved in producing foie
gras, but dismisses the fact on the
flimsy ethical grounds that we
don't ban the slaughter of other
animals for food. But no food fits
the definition of a delicacy better
than foie gras. It's unnecessary
and costly both in monetary
terms and in terms of pain and
Sadighi's article does reveal a
good point, though what is the
difference between slaughtering
other farm animals and produc-
ing foie gras? There is none. It
is also likely, as she argues, that
the reason the foie gras farms
are being targeted is due to their
scarcity and lack of political
power. But that does not excuse
the inhumane and cruel practices
necessary to produce this "deli-
It is unethical to argue that, be-
cause we are not ending all cruel-
ty, we should not end any cruelty.
I commend the state of California
and the city of Chicago for taking
steps to end animal cruelty.
What's wrong with Adderall?
"Prescription drug abuse ram-
pant among college students,"
Ryan Hagaman's Tuesday column,
drew more than one erroneous
SFor instance, I would love to
know how he found out that the
use of Adderall, when studying,
makes the user unable to retain
information after the test. If you
study, you learn. Duh. Adderall
doesn't change or negate this fact.
So if students use Adderall to help
themselves study and they learn
something in the process, why is
their knowledge not truly earned?
I thought the goal of college
was to leave with the intellec-
tual skills needed to succeed.
Is Hagaman also on a rampage
against coffee? Last I checked, the
crowd at Starbucks is pretty heavy
around exam time. Does this cre-
ate an unfair disadvantage for
students who are unable to drink
If Hagaman had written against
prescription drug abuse based on
the fact that it's illegal and unsafe,
he could have made a rational
argument. Unfortunately, this was
not the case.
Social pressure makes us drink
I strongly disagree with Daniel
Burroughs' Wednesday column,
which suggested that underage
drinking is popular merely be-
cause it's illegal. The prevalence of
underage drinking at UF is the re-
sult of social factors such as stress,
peer pressure and a desire for a
sense of belonging among young
students. The argument that un-
derage students drink because
they know they'll get arrested
doesn't make sense.
Furthermore, by using
Prohibition as an example for his
assumption, Burroughs relies on
false logic. During Prohibition,
there was a sudden demand for
alcohol because people knew
production of it would soon halt.
The increased sale of liquor re-
flected this panic. Applying the
"Pandora's box" theory to un-
derage alcohol consumption is a
naive. Burroughs is only fooling
Director should have cut video
Sure, John Hall's unusual busi-
ness lecture was a mistake. But
was it his fault the comic relief
for the day went too far? Where
was the director in all this? Hall's
behavior may have given the
students a laugh, but did no one
realize his inappropriate behavior
should have been stopped? Why
didn't the director step in and say
In my opinion, the director
should have stopped recording
Hall's lecture when it became ap-
parent that Hall was having an
off day. He or she should have
approached Hall and informed
him that class would be cancelled
for the day. Certainly, the video
should never have been posted on
John Hall deserves better. In
his many years of teaching at UF,
the poor man made one mistake.
Now he's being humiliated from
every angle. I would have hoped
that students, faculty and admin-
istrators at UF would, use better
judgment in maintaining a profes-
sional atmosphere in the classroom
- instead of turning one incident
into a circus.
Tough questions for diplomat
If Imad Moustapha, the
Syrian ambassador who spoke in
Gainesville this week, really wants
"a peaceful resolution" to the end-
less Arab-Israeli conflict, than why
does Syria support Hamas and
Hezbollah, two known terrorist
Another question: Why did
the Arabic Cultural Association
and the UF International Center
sponsor Moustapha's visit to
Gainesville? He represents a gov-
ernment that supports terrorists.
I hope the two UF organizations
that invited him aren't endorsing
8, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
Car influx causes delays
* GAINESVILLE POLICE PREDICT
40,000 MORE CARS ON THE ROADS.
By DOMINICK TAO
Cpl. Bill Billings has seen Gator game days
when bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate
75 has stretched for three exits.
"It's been backed up all the way to Archer
(Road) from Newberry Road," Billings said.
"But that was eight years ago."
Since 2002, when the Gainesville Police
Department began managing traffic on most of
the city's major entryways, Billings said he has
seen conditions improve.
That's good, Billings said, because he esti-
mates this year's UF Homecoming weekend
will mean about 40,000 extra vehicles in town.
"It's one of the busiest weekends of the
year," said GPD spokesman Sgt. Keith Kameg.
"Between the parade, the Growl and the game,
everybody at the department will be work-
Kameg said GPD, which is responsible for
managing traffic during UF football games and
other big events, will have 100 officers working
overtime on Saturday.
Even so, Kameg said, "Expect delays. The
games are getting bigger."
This weekend Billings will be responsible
for manually controlling the traffic signal on
Newberry Road near 1-75, helping vehicles
flow smoothly from the highway.
Billings advises drivers headed in the op-
posite direction, to just sit tight for a couple
extra minutes when they get caught at long
"It's one of the busiest weekends
of the year."
With on-campus parking usually full hours
before kickoff, many game-day visitors end
up paying a premium for private, off-campus
For $6, the Gainesville Regional Transit
System offers its "Gator Aider" park-and-ride
round-trip service from the UF Hilton to the
Oaks Malland the downtown parking garage.
Jesus Gomez, the RTS transit director,
said that because of the Homecoming parade
Friday, normal bus routes will be changed.
For a complete listing of the city's game-day
mass transit schedule, visit www.go-rts.com.
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By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
After 20 years of working at UF,
Melody Trapani will finally get a paid
UF has historically given its em-
ployees half a day to participate in
Homecoming activities. This year, the
university is paying them for a full
"I'm looking forward to exercising
and spending the day at the pool," said
Trapani, administrative assistant for
the Reitz Union.
Other institutions in Alachua
County also dose for the day. Part of the
reason, said Trapani, is that Gainesville
residents are big Gator fans.
"Children grow up wanting to be
Gators," Trapani said. "They don't
know how to speak, but they know
how to do.the chomp."
Alachua County School Board
member Eileen F Roy said that about
25 years ago, public schools used to
give students and employees half a day
off, but "it was just a waste." Parents
would pick up their children early to
see the parade, and traffic was terrible,
so schools switched to a full day off.
Kanapaha Middle School Assistant
Principal James Speer
LOCal said he will take his
News 4-year-old daughter,
Jalen, to the parade on
his day off.
"It's a family tradition," said the UF
SFCC started excusing students in
1989 and employees in 1991.
SFCC advertising freshman Juan
Pablo Chamorro said he is celebrating
his first Homecoming with out-of-
He enrolled in SFCC, hoping to
transfer to UF.
"I love it here," Chamorro said. "I
am super happy to be here."
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Clockwork construction will aid pep-rally planners
By JESSIE COLEMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
After the players cleared Ben
Hill Griffin, Stadium last Saturday,
another squad took the field.
Arthur Portnoy, technical direc-
tor for Gator Growl 2006, kicked off
setup for the pep rally immediately
after the game concluded.
Portnoy, also the technical direc-
tor for the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center, knows the importance
of meticulous planning for large
"You can't do a dress rehearsal
for a set," he said.
During the past week, about 12
semitrailer trucks have delivered
equipment to the stadium. More
than 300 student O'Dome employ-
ees set up stage,'light, audio, video
and pyrotechnic equipment.
But when the show ends,
Portnoy's most daunting work
In one sleepless night, he and his
crew will disassemble the set that
took almost a week to construct.
Kickoff takes place about 18 hours
after the pep rally ends, so there is
little room for error.
"Its like clockwork," Portnoy
said. "Things are very timed."
Teams of students in matching
T-shirts the red team handles py-
rotechnics, while the blue team deals
with lighting are assigned to take
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for tonight's Gator Growl.
apart different sections of the set.
Workers take precautions to pro-
tect the field, wearing tennis shoes
and staying on the sidelines as much
After working through the night,
Portnoy begins another workday
under the afternoon sun. He works
audio during the football game.
Alisha Blinck fondly refers to
an inch-thick stack of papers as the
"Bible for Gator Growl."
Blinck, the Growl show director,
has been compiling the minute-by-
minute itinerary of the pep rally
since January. Last week, the book
was about 75 pages long, and Blinck
predicted it would continue grow-
ing until the event.
The show book allots a minute-
specific time slot to every video,
performer and voiceover, and it
details the lighting and position of
Blinck watched the 2004 and 2005
pep rallies on DVD and reviewed
old show books to prepare.
During the show, she will be in
the skybox with the show book,
wearing headphones and directing
"Right now I'm praying for no
rain, but there are always plan B's,"
The comer office on the third
floor of the Reitz Union has become
a second-home for Eric White.
As Growl producer, White is in
charge. In the weeks leading up to
it, he arrived at the office by 8 a.m.
every day and docked in 12 hours
"I don't go to class," White said,
swiveling in his desk chair to smile
at fellow directors. "No, we go to
class and run back to the office."
White directs about 500 other
student volunteers. He has worked
at least 20 hours a week since he was
appointed last November.
"As soon as one Growl is over,
the next one starts being planned,"
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 11
Jokers jumped at
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Jim Gaffigan didn't make one
Hot Pockets joke at a press meet-
ing Thursday night but he did
say he gained 30 pounds for his
Gator Growl performance.
Both Gaffigan and Gabriel
Iglesias, tonight's Growl comedi-
ans, said they were excited to be
performing at the event billed as
the world's largest student-run
Gaffigan, who gained fame for
his riffs on Hot Pockets, is being
paid $42,500 for his appearance.
Iglesias will earn $16,000.
"There really isn't a comic
that's good that doesn't know
Gator Growl and doesn't want to
do it," Gaffigan said at the press
According to his Web site,
Gaffigan has been featured mul-
tiple times on late-night shows
such as David Letterman. He also
had two recurring roles on Fox's
"That '70's Show" and "Ed."
Gaffigan has also appeared in
commercials for Sierra Mist and
Saturn. Because his appearances
had such a dramatic effect on
sales, Business Week magazine
named him "Salesman of the
Year" in 1999.
Though he said the award was
embarrassing, it provided some
"fun in the family" and a joke at
"He knows how to bring
you to that line of inappro-
priateness and bring you
Gaffigan said his six older
siblings entered businesses with
advanced degrees, but only the
family comedian made it into the
Eric White, producer of Gator
Growl, said he chose Gaffigan to
make this year's rally a more fam-
"He knows how to bring you
to that line of inappropriateness
and bring you right back," White
To balance Gaffigan's act,
White said he brought in Iglesias
because he was more "interactive
The main influences for his
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Gabriel Iglesias, left, brought cookies to a Thursday press conference. "It's a nice little trophy" to be
asked to perform at Gator Growl, said comedian Jim Gaffigan, right.
performance come from "every-
day" people like his mother and
friends, Iglesias said.
He is best known from his
stint on NBC's reality show
"Last Comic Standing." He was
disqualified from the show for
breaking curfew and making
more than one monitored phone
call per day.
At the conference, Iglesias
said he messed up on the show
because he was going through
a breakup with his girlfriend.
However, he found stand-up
comedy therapeutic and has since
"It's cool," he said. "I'm doing
Gator Growl, and she's still work-
ing at Wal-Mart."
Though Iglesias said he
hasn't decided if he will attend
Saturday's football game against
Louisiana State University, he
knows whom to root for. And,
he added, the "name is on the
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Upscale condos cater to Gator alumni, parents
PARENTS SEE SWANKY LIVING AS A
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT.
By LINDSEY FRANCO
UF alumni are shelling out big bucks to
spend football game weekends in Gainesville
- and their checks aren't going to local hotels.
More and more alumni are buying upscale
condos within walking distance of UF's cam-
pus, and developers are happy to keep up with
"This provides a unique opportunity for
some of the more affluent Bull Gators and
alumni to basically come back and enjoy the
environment in a first-class, first-rate condo-
minium development," said Henry Rabell, a
University Comers sales representative.
Construction of the University Comers con-
dos, at the comer of West University Avenue
and 13th Street, is set to begin this Spring.
Condos will range from the high $400,000s
to about $800,000, but Rabell said University
Comers also offers an option for the more eco-
nomic buyer: the condo-hotel.
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with the owner. Condo-hotels range from the
low $200,000s to about $400,000 for larger units,
"It enables that Gator who is in town maybe
six to 12 days out of the year to own a condo, yet
have some sort of a cash flow so they're not just
paying for a condo to stay empty," Rabell said.
Aside, from weekenders, UF parents are also
investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to
secure lavish homes for their students.
A quarter of buyers at the year-old St.
Charles condominiums were alumni buying for
their kids, said Eric Wild, the community's sales
representative and property manager.
A two-bedroom condo at St. Charles costs
$200,000, while a two-bedroom condo at its ritz-
ier sister condo development, Jackson Square,
will cost $300,000. It draws an affluent clientele.
"They're not used to buying the Wal-Mart
version of everything," Wild said. "It's the same
reason they buy a BMW instead of a Toyota
- it's just the little niceties that make it better
The little niceties include 10-foot ceilings,
granite countertops, steel kitchen appliances,
ceramic floor tiles and French doors.
Jackson Square will sit three blocks north of
campus, and construction is due to be finished
by May 2007.
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Bonfire bonding sparks modern-day Homecoming
* HOMECOMING GREW OUT OF A
1923 DAD'S DAY CELEBRATION.
By GORDON VAN OWEN
Alligator Staff Writer
For more than 90 years alumni have been
coming back home to recall their glory years as
UF students. Their numbers have swelled into
a nation of followers, but in the university's
early years there wasn't much to celebrate.
Although thousands now return each year
for the monthlong series of events leading up
to UF's Homecoming game, only a handful
of alumni came to town in 1915 to watch the
Gators play Tulane University.
Five days before the game that year, then-
UF President Albert Murphree sent a letter to
the university's alumni, inviting them back to
campus for the football game. Most were un-
able to come due to time constraints.
A year later, 200 would journey to
Gainesville to watch the football team play the
University of Alabama.
In the years following, students began
staging pep rallies with bonfires the night
before the game. Each
Spotlight on the student was required
S iwamp to carry his weight in
wood to the bonfire.
Fireworks were soon added to the event's
By 1923, Murphree realized that student
and parental support would be vital to the
university's success. He tasked then-Dean B.C.
Riley to find a group of students to coordinate
the Homecoming events that year.
Riley brought together a group of student
leaders, ranging from the Student Body presi-
dent to the Alligator editor, to plan the event.
The group's solution was to host Dad's
Day, an event that allowed students to invite
their fathers to UF to learn more about the
campus and attend the football game.
Dad's Day was so popular that it became.
The next year, a procession of the
University Battalion became the forefather
of today's Homecoming parade. Members
would march from campus to downtown and
then back to campus.
The event evolved to include skits, musical
performances and speakers a variety show
to rouse campus spirit.
The pep rally eventually moved into the
stadium in 1932 and changed its name to
Gator Growl, now billed as the world's largest
student-run pep rally.
The name was changed to Homecoming
The first official parade was held in 1948
and was called "Florida on Parade." The
procession started downtown and marched
Now, UF's annual parade is the largest stu-
dent-run parade in the country and features
more than 160 floats that showcase student
organizations, local businesses, Gator spirit
and other supporters of the university.
It is broadcast on television throughout the
This year's Homecoming festivities began
nearly a month ago and will end tomorrow
with the football game against Louisiana State
Activities for this year include carnivals,
barbecues, talent showcases, beauty pageants,
fireworks and the parade.
Rivals' homecomings mirror Growl on smaller scale
By RENE PEREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
While many students at UF have
been reliving the Homecoming tra-
dition over the past few weeks, rivals
at other Southeastern Conference
schools have been celebrating their
homecomings in a similar fashion.
Louisiana State University, UF's
matchup in Saturday's game, fin-
ished its homecoming festivities last
The events included a 5K race,
carnival; pep rally and the football
game, said Angela Kopynec, mar-
keting chairwoman for LSU's home-
"Some students went with tra-
ditional superhero themes," she
said. "However, we also wanted to
highlight the fact that a lot of LSU
students helped out after Hurricane
LSU's homecoming week cul-
minated with a victory against its
historic rival Tulane University.
At the University of Georgia,
UF's biggest rival, the Bulldogs are
still preparing for their homecoming
festivities, which are scheduled to
start next week.
Events will include a 5K run,
street painting, a parade and the
football game. The 5K run will raise
money for charity, said Jill Courson,
UGA program adviser.
For street painting, students
and organizations get together and
"Homecoming is always
a very exciting time for
UGA program adviser
create various paintings to spread
school spirit in preparation for the
homecoming game, Courson said.
Perhaps UGA's most popular
event is the homecoming parade,
which includes local dignitaries, the
homecoming court, floats and mem-
bers of the athletic department.
"The parade typically draws in
about 3,000 people and really packs
downtown Athens," she said.
Although neither school's events
compare in size and scale to Gator
Growl, every event intends to boost
"Homecoming is always a very
exciting time for students," Courson
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Colbert to headline FSU pep rally, Gators jealous
By CHAD SMITH
Whether on the field or on the Homecoming
stage, UF and Florida State University always
seem to be competing.
Gator Growl, UF's Homecoming pep
rally, will feature up-and-coming comedians
Jim Gaffigan and Gabriel Iglesias tonight. At
FSU's PowWow pep rally, to be held Nov. 17,
satirical pundit Stephen Colbert is scheduled
General admission tickets sold out in
three days, said PowWow director John
That was the fastest PowWow sellout he
"Everybody's going crazy," he said.
Growl producer Eric White said Gaffigan
is being paid $42,500 and Iglesias $16,000.
Florida Blue Key, a private leadership honor-
ary, is sponsoring the pep rally. The total bud-
get of the event is about $500,000.
STo avoid violating FSU's contract,
Kruszewski said he didn't want to say how
much Colbert would be paid.
He will perform in front of about 8,500
people at the Tallahassee
Leon County Civic Center,
White said he anticipates
Growl's crowd to number
40,000. Despite attendance
differences, Colbert's sched-
uled performance has a few
Colbert Gators a little jealous.
Erica Naess, 22, a recent UF English gradu-
ate, said she's not going to Growl because she
had never heard of Gaffigan or Iglesias.
"If it was Stephen Colbert, I would have
been the first person in line for that," she said.
- She said she's been to several of UF's pep
rallies and enjoyed Bill Cosby's second Growl
appearance in 2002.
White said he wanted Growl to be more
of a family-friendly event to appease alumni,
who contribute to a large portion of ticket
sales. About 40,000 people attended Growl last
year, but only about 17,000 were students.
In the past, comedians with racy acts have
alienated some alumni who brought their
White expects Gaffigan to take his act
"right to edge of inappropriateness" and bring
it right back.
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At $15,000, Gator Growl fireworks spare nothing
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Pyrotechnician Chris Reitano
remembers watching a Fourth-
of July fireworks show when he
was 9 and knowing just What he
wanted to do when he grew up.
"(Other kids) wanted to be as-
tronauts," Reitano said. "I wanted
to shoot fireworks."
Today, Reitano is a general
manager of the Florida branch of
Pyrotecnico, a company that orga-
nizes fireworks shows for events
like football games or Gator
Growl, billed as the world's largest
student-run pep rally.
Reitano facilitates the produc-
tion of all fireworks shows in his
geographic area, which begins
south of the Florida state line and
includes the Caribbean.
For a show like Growl, hun-
dreds of different types of fire-
works are used, he said.
"Gator Growl uses almost ev-
ery type of firework designed," he
said. "We don't really leave any-
thing out for this particular type
Growl producer Eric White said
Friday night's fireworks show cost
UF's pep rally is such a big
event that it takes nearly a year to
prepare, Reitano said.
Pyrotecnico's Florida branch
provides the manpower and
orders the fireworks for Growl,
while, branches in Pennsylvania
and Louisiana provide the com-
puter system.and the sound track.
The Super Bowl is another
large-scale event that utilizes all
three of Pyrotecnico's
Gator main branches, Reitano
tion requires so much
dangerous labor that most fire-
works are built in China where
there are fewer safety regulations,
"There's always a bottom-line
danger of working with explo-
sives," he said.
But he added that he has never
experienced any serious accidents,
especially since the process of
shooting fireworks has become
"Gator Growl uses almost
every type of firework
designed. We don't really
leave anything out for this
particular type of show."
Today, a computer system and
an audio booth tell modules to
light the ignition source on a fire-
work using electric matches.
The controlled explosion pro-
pels the firework out of a tube and
transfers the ignition to the rest of
the firework, causing it to explode.
But Reitano said none of the
dangers bothers him. He said
deaths from fireworks are very
rare one in 540,000 exactly.
"Dying under the knife of a
doctor accounts for one in eight
deaths," Reitano said. "And
people think shooting fireworks is
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16, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
Tailgaters vie for votes
By DOMINICK TAO
Thousands of people who come to
Gainesville this weekend can do more than just
cheer for their favorite football team.
They can support and even contribute
money to their favorite political candidates.
State Sen. Walter "Skip" Campbell, who is
running for state attorney general, is one of the
candidates intown this weekend.
"AUF football game is actually an opportu-
nity to reach out to voters across the state," said
Jeff Garcia, Campbell's campaign manager.
"(Thousands of) alumni come to Gainesville
from all over Florida."
In fact, many political groups have been us-
ing Gator game days as campaign opportuni-
ties all season long.
"At pretty much every game, we've been
giving out thousands of bottles of water and
stickers," said Andrew Fadale, the chairman
of the UF student group Gators for Crist. "We
plan to do that again this weekend, of course."
Charlie Crist, the Republican candidate for
governor, came to UF's matchup against the
University of Southern Mississippi last month.
"He was out on Archer (Road) waving signs
and meeting people all around," Fadale said.
Crist's Democratic opponent, Jim Davis,
has also made his share of stops at UF, where
he earned his law degree.
"During the Kentucky game Jim Davis came
on by, and we had a tailgate with him," said
Gators for Davis President Will Anderson.
Davis and Crist most likely will not be in
Gainesville this weekend, said campaign work-
S ers for both candidates.
On Saturday, the
SDemocratic lieutenant gu-
bernatorial candidate, Daryl
Jones, will be watching the
game from the President's
Box in Ben Hill Griffin
Stadium, Anderson said.
Campbell "Candidates do like to
get out there and be seen,"
Homecoming weekend pro-
vides a unique campaigning opportunity.
"A lot of people don't realize this, but it's
the last Gator game day before the election,"
said Fadale. "It's our last chance to get the
word out to all the people who come here from
across the state."
Parade one of largest
By ANDREW TAN
SAlligator Contributing Writer
As thousands of people line West
University Avenue, hundreds more
will march, parade or float by.
This year's Homecoming parade,
slated as one of the longest in the
event's history, features more than 165
floats by organizations, businesses and
civic groups from UF and Gainesville.
Justin Stone, parade director, said
that more than 200 applications were
submitted, but not all were accepted
due to time requirements.
While some floats are being built in
other parts of the state, Danscompany,
a Gainesville dance group, is making
its own Cinderella float.
Garrett Bell, a volunteer who
handles publicity, said that the people
building their float had never built
one before, unless they did in high
school. She said this is the second year
Danscompany has had a float in the pa-
rade and their 12th year participating.
Their float budget was about $2,500,
which doesn't include the characters'
dresses. Cinderella, the Prince and the
Fairy Godmother each sport a costume
that costs about $2,000.
Rachel Meek, supervisor for
Gainesville Regional Utilities' float,
said it's been in the works for seven
weeks. She said it's tough recruiting
help because many work eight hours
a day before volun-
Parade "I'm ready for it
to be over," she said
with a laugh. "I'm tired."
The theme of GRU's float centers
on providing water to Gators for 100
years. Meek said the float has one of
UF's first buildings, Buckman Hall, on
one side and Gainesville's historic wa-
ter-pumping station, Boulware Springs
Waterworks, on the other side.
Stone said organizers have worked
hard this year.
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Free beer, clean toilets lure fans to student lawns
By NICOLE SAFKER
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It may seem like a regular tailgate par-
ty: kegs of beer, drunken people throwing
a football around and the smell of ham-
burgers on the grill.
For some UF students, however, it's
business as usual and a profitable busi-
ness, at that.
These students have been selling game-
day parking on their properties, cashing
in on the influx of out-of-town fans bat-
tling for the notoriously sparse parking in
Nathan Reid, an economics senior, has been
selling parking at his rental house at 103 NW
25th St. near the law school for four years.
Nathan Reid, an economics senior, sells parking to Brooke Arnold at his house on
Northwest 25th Street before the football game Saturday afternoon.
He advertises his parking with home-
made cardboard signs along his block
and in front of his house, and he also has
an advertisement on the popular online
classified site Craigslist.
Reid's lot usually reaches full capacity,
about 25 cars, right before the game starts.
He charges $10 for car parking and about
$100 for recreational vehicle parking. He
allows people to tailgate on his property
and stay overnight.
He shares the profit, which averages
about $400 each home game, with his three
roommates. It's enough to pay half his rent
during football season, he said.
In the neighborhoods next to campus,
neighbors compete against each other in
trying to draw the most parking custom-
Some people provide additional perks,
like free beer and clean restrooms, in
hopes of enticing customers, but many
fans consider price and proximity the big-
Residents closer to campus can charge
more for the convenience of their loca-
tions, but in neighborhoods like Reid's
that are relatively far from the stadium,
business suffers if the price is more than
$10, he said.
"People choose, to park here because
they can't find parking on campus," Reid
Near the stadium before the UF football
game against the University of Kentucky, a
sign advertising $20 parking beckoned fans
to "help support school, books, girls, beer."
This sign belonged to sport manage-
ment senior Michael Bush and economics
senior Corey Marshall, who rent neighbor-
ing houses at 2256 and 2260 W. University
They have been selling game-day park-
ing in the gravel lot surrounding their
houses for the past two years.
The two students rent their houses from
a landlord, but, like Reid, they get to keep
all the money they make from the parking
The neighbors usually park about 25
cars on their property and average about
$500 each game.
"Parking costs $20, but we sometimes
charge a little more for big
Student games," Bush said.
Although both of these lo-
cations are in the University
Context Area, the residents have not been
contacted by the city. In the University
Context Area near campus, off-street
parking is either strictly regulated or not
allowed because of the yard parking or-
"Gainesville is kind of hands-off on
game days," Reid says.
The ordinance is not enforced because
of an exemption for home football game
days, said Jim Garrett, the code enforce-
ment manager for the city.
This exemption allows residents to sell
parking at their own risk and park cars in
the entirety of their yard as opposed to
the 40 percent area they are normally al-
lowed to under the ordinance, he said.
"Neighborhoods were active in helping
design this ordinance," Garrett said.
18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
OFF THE AVENUE
Pregame rituals numb nerves
hen you think of a football player, you think
size, speed, strengths, weaknesses, perfor-
Smance and potential. It's easy to forget that
there's a person under all that padding not a robot
with a programmed attitude and the ability to play at
peak level every game.
Players go into every play a different person, each
time with different experiences and levels of pressure.
We've all had our share of nerves final exams,
papers due, strands of hair out of place on
first dates -but how do you prep yourself to Todd Po
play a game of no-reserves football in front of
90,000 fans and under the eye of the nation?
"I listen to crunk music," says defensive
end Jarvis Moss. "Lil' Jon, Rick Ross, Young
Dro, T.I. My anthem song for the season is
Rick Ross's 'Push It.' I like stretching and
jamming at the same time."
Like Moss, senior defense player Marcus Thomas lis-
tens to anything by Lil' Jon or Young Dro before games.
Music crunk or not is something that almost
everyone can relate to as a motivator, and rightfully so.
Does "Jock Jams" ring a bell?
Music, for instance, is essential in workout videos.
Imagine'Gilad in black spandex, exercising on the beach
in silence. I dare you.
Speaking of tight ends, junior Tate Casey listens
to country the night before a game. On game day, it's
AC/DC, Kiss and Marilyn Manson up until game time.
Dallas Baker, Gators wide receiver, takes the yin and
yang approach to pregame prep, first listening to "My
Hero," by the Foo Fighters followed by Pastor Troy's
"It's Too Late Now, We Ready!!!"
But music alone can't cut all the nerves. Kickers
sometimes face the most pressure of anyone. So how
does kicker Chris Hetland warm up?
Naturally, he takes a hot bath three hours before kick-
off. Now, I haven't taken a bath since elementary school,
but I imagine it's pretty relaxing.
tnowitz Another common technique is visualiza-
L tion. Moss imagines making big plays while
Anyone who played a recreational sport
in his or her youth has had a coach who sits
the team down in a circle to make "mental
passes" and "mind goals."
Superstition is another way players deal
with the stress of a big game. -
Casey ghost-signs his initials on one or both goal
posts before every game because, he says, "if there is one
place that I want to be, it's in the end zone."
I might have to start ghost-signing the girls I meet.
In all of these preparations the main tenet is routine.
Each player's particular music, rituals, prayers or
mantras constitute the routine that puts his mind at ease.
It reminds him that he's played big games before and
done well. Feeding the mind an illusion that a big game
is as natural as a birthday is what really settles nerves.
Intro act hopeful
By NICOLE ORR
Alligator Contributing Writer
Vivian Lamolli started her singing career in the garage and
has been singing practically since she could breathe.
Growing up, she used to audition her friends for girl bands
she hoped to form. Only the best made the cut.
"If they didn't get every lyric and move on point, they were
out," Lamolli said.
Nearly 10 years later, Lamolli, a sophomore political science
and theater performance major, has left her garage
Gator and ventured onto the stage.
Growl Lamolli has toured central Florida with the
Central Florida Student Choral Club and per-
formed with school and church groups, but her performance at
Gator Growl 2006 will be her first big gig as a solo artist.
"I am very honored and excited to sing at Gator Growl this
year," Lamolli said. "I'm kind of nervous about the crowd, but
I really feel blessed because God has given me such a great op-
portunity to share my voice with everyone."
In preparation for her performance tonight of "Torn" by
Natalie Imbruglia, Lamolli has warmed up her vocals each day,
taken vocal lessons twice a week and rehearsed twice a week
"I reallyjustpray that we put on a fantastic show," she said.
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Longtime worker marks new milestone in stadium
By CHRIS MIKELL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Few people can say that they
haven't missed a Gators home foot-
ball game in decades or that they've
bought a truck with money earned
from redeeming aluminum cans.
Then again, there are not many
people like Mike Smith.
"I've seen football coaches,
players, (university) presidents,
athletic directors and broadcasters
come and go," Smith said. "Not
to mention a lot of changes to the
As a concession worker at Ben
Spotlight on the Stadium,
football game in almost 30 years.
Smith, who was diagnosed as
mentally handicapped when he
was a baby, moved to Gainesville
from Detroit when he was young.
He began selling sodas at home
football games in 1976 at the age
"I've been in the same part of the
stadium the northwest comer of
the Swamp since I began," Smith
said. "And it's a lot of fun seeing
my closest friends for so many
In fact, to celebrate his 30th year
of Gator football, his co-workers
presented Smith with a poster filled
with pictures of him working at
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
"(The poster) says, 'Thank you,
Mike, for 30 years. Never missed a
home game," he said. "And in the
middle is a football (drawing) that
says, 'Congratulations, Mike, for
30 great years,' signed by Coach
"When I read this it brought a
tear to my eye," Smith said.
Coach Meyer is quite familiar
Smith frequently comments on
the "Gator Hotline" radio show,
which is broadcast every Thursday
from Beef 'O' Brady's.
"Recently, I told (Coach Meyer)
this was going to be my 30th year
at the Swamp and he told me,
'Congratulations,'" Smith said.
"And when I told him I hadn't
missed a game in 29 years, the au-
Smith is also well-known
After home football games, and
often during the week, Smith col-
lects aluminum cans from football
tailgaters and students for money
on the side, he said.
"My last collection I took in 500
pounds and got about 60 cents per
pound," Smith said.
Smith usually redeems his alu-
minum can collection at Gulf Coast
Metals Co. Inc. every six months,
once before his summer vacation
and again before Christmas.
"It helped with my summer va-
cation when I went up to Detroit to
see my family," Smith said.
Collecting aluminum cans
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Mike Smith, a concession worker at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, has not missed a single home football
game in nearly 30 years.
brings many rewards, Smith said,
referring to the 1997 Ford Ranger
XLT that he purchased in part with
his money from aluminum cans.
However, Smith cannot do it
Many people in the community
collect aluminum cans on his behalf
and Smith picks them up regularly.
"When you are in a business like
I am, you need breaks along the
way," he said.
Smith also receives support
from shoppers at Publix, his week-
day workplace, and from Trinity
United Methodist Church, where
he has been a member for 24 years
and serves as the official church
"I always try to do the best job
I possibly can, no matter what the
circumstances might be," Smith
He said he applies the same
mindset at football games.
"Rain, sleet, snow or whatever
- I want to do a good job."
20, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
Goalie nurses full schedule
Octavian Cantilli / Alligator
UF's Brittni Goodwin is working her way through nursing school
while trying to keep her starting spot as goalie.
By BRIAN STEELE
It's 8:30 in the morning, and Brittni
Goodwin walks into her nursing lec-
ture hall soiled. She is littered with
grass stains up and down her legs.
While Goodwin's fellow nursing
school students have just showered,
leaving an aroma of Herbal Essences
shampoo in the air, they send her in-
Why is Goodwin already sweat-
Shouldn't she have used the early
morning hours for studying?
Maybe. But that's only for the con-
ventional nursing student. Goodwin
is far from that.
Defying the typical path of the
sports management major a com-
mon choice among student athletes
- Goodwin has ventured on perhaps
the most rigorous academic path pos-
sible: nursing school.
Not to mention, she's also the
starting goalkeeper for the No. 21 UF
Student athlete at one of the na-
tion's largest public universities.
Member of a nationally ranked
Call it a hunch, but she doesn't
have time for Saturday morning car-
Most goalkeepers are worried
about their next save.
Goodwin, however, is worried
about the next life she may need to
"It's imperative, now that
schoolwork is even more precise and
refined," she said. "I have to utilize
every extra minute outside of soccer
"It's true before in my under-
grad [years] soccer was my No. 1
priority, but now I'm in a profession
where I have to know information or
people's lives are at stake. It's on even
Watching Goodwin rock out and
bob her head to Kiss' "Rock and Roll
All Nite" during pre-practice warm-
ups showcases her exuberant yet
Instead of being overwhelmed
with her schedule, Goodwin is as
put by backup goalie Katie Fraine
To the point where it even annoys
"I'm a laid-back person in other
aspects in my life," Fraine said. "But
in soccer, I'm not a laid-back person.
I'm a fighter. It's just been hard for
me to deal with that because train'-
ing with her, she's so laid-back and
"[But at the same time], I'm like,
'[We're still] fighting for every-
Want further evidence? Go back to
Goodwin's freshman season.
During the annual "Rookie
Review," where new Gators perform
a song and dance for returning play-
ers, Goodwin showed no shame.
She was the first player ever to
incorporate props and costumes into
UF coach Becky Burleigh called
her goalie "insane" afterward.
Beyond the needles of nursing
school and the looming comer kicks
of soccer, there's something that
helps Goodwin get through it all: her
She said her sister, Gina, who is
enrolled in law school at UF, is a huge
However, her real getaway comes
from a smaller member of her family:
her 2-year-old nephew, Seanan.
"Anytime life gets too chaotic, I go
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*SICK OF SHARING A BATHROOM?*
Get your own this fall!
2Br/2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townhms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Intemet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 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, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the heart of G'ville!
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fall!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxuryl
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
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
01 ROOM EFFICIENCY *Available now.*
Tower & Archer Rd. on bus line, private,
linens, dishes, utils, cable for TV incl. NS, no
pets, female pref $450/mo + $250 dep. Betty
Sick of sharing a bathroom?
Get your own this fall!
Roommate Matching!*Close to UFl
*Cable*Sauna*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Gated*Leasing for Springl*335-4455
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
01BR 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 APT*
**Walk or Bike t6 Campuse*
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
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
U For Rent
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
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!
Great bargains on 1 BR units!
$100 off first month's rent!!
Great location, price & size!
Only a few left! Ask about other specials!
Call today! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
S For Rent
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313'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!
*AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenitiesFree Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
avail now. Fireplace, privacy fence, W/D
hook-up. 4501 SW 71st Terr. Townhouse
6738 SW 42nd PI. $550-$625. Short lease
avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo,
gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, par-
tial furnish if needed (couch/loveseat/
dressdwr/2 full bed in 2 rooms) $1600/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, 1530 sq ft,
new carpet & paint; eat in kitc, fireplace, DW,
W/D. Fenced. Avail 9/1. $1200/mo 3908 SW
6th PI. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St. 375-7104 12-6-71-2
House 3BR/2BA, 2 car garg, 2560 sq ft
formal Lr/Dr, Fam room, Bkfst Bar; lots -of
cabinet/counter space, DW, W/D, huge pa-
tio, fenced yard w/irrig. $1450/mo 1944 SW
48 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Townhouse 3BR/2BA news ceramic tile, car-
pet & appliances; avail 8/25; Greenleaf 6922
SW 46 Ave. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th St 375-7104 12-6-71-2
Condo. Greens @ West End 2BR/2BA, wood
fir/ceramic tile, vaulted ceiling, W/D; incl
clubhse/pool/tennis/Bsktball, Golf $950/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2
WALK TO 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 SW Archer Rd #404N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UFI 1st month free!
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, wld hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
I For Rent
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 HIAC, enclosed porch,
large fenced yard, pet friendly. See pho-
tos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call
352-870-0904, 352-318-4553 10-6-17-2
Walk to UF, 2 bed/1 bath, 2 pools, Available
today. All new tile, bathroom, kitchen. Cat
Friendly. $745/month 262-0444 10-12-20-2
GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 2BAwith
2 car carport, w/d hookups, $895/rent
3224 NW 48th Place
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDSIUF 2BR
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
w/d hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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.
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
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
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.
1 BR apartment w/private gated courtyard.
2 miles from Shands & VA.
Pets arranged. 352-377-2150 10-23-20-2
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24, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006
Historic Baxter House
1013 SW 4th Avenue
Lotllted 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
Calloday and ask for Bob Tucker at 275-
1259 Email: ATucker458@aol.com 10-10-
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
BRAND NEW EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA
condo for rent. Avail now! Off Archer Road
& 34th Street. $900/mo. Call 352-745-6938
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
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
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
Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec. 1st,
Near campus in quiet residential area
Great for young prof./grad student
No pets. Email email@example.com
for pictures and more info. 10-11-5-2
Walk to UF
r. Luxury 2/2 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL.
NOW 2/1 Apts., less than a 5 min. walk to
campus, bus routes, off street parking. $520-
o L Subleases
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
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
FALL & SPRING SUBLEASE.
Spacious 1 BR in 2BR apt. Private BA,
walk-in closet, minutes from UF. Girls only.
Call Allie 305-725-3901 after 6PM
50 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
a II Roommates
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
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
1BR/1BA 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 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 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
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
(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
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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
3BR/2BA house. $450/mo. Near campus.
For info call 305-525-6469 10-17-10-4
Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr. James
Jackson, Interim Pastor 332-
4991. 9:45 Sunday School Wor-
ship @ 11am & 6pm. Wednesday
Worship @ 7pm. 6:45pm Youth
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W.
University Avenue. Sunday: Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00, College Monday Night
Antioch Baptist Church
3612 NW 177th Ave.
Dr. Jim Leftwich.'
Come worship with us!
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm
Christian Study Center
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascal's coffee house. Mon-
112 NW 16th St.~379-7375
For more information visit
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street.Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 12:15pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.
Your home away from home.
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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
1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA at Boardwalk. $382/
MO +1/2 cable & utils. Clean responsible
roommate wanted. Share w/male grad stu-
dent. $175 redec. fee, $150 sec. dep, $75 util
dep. Serious callers only Call 979-422-2222
Hillel Jewish Student
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conserva-
tive and Reform, followed by a
free glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner!
We also serve the only daily
gourmet Kosher lunch and dinner
in Gainesville. Join us for great
food, Shabbat, Jewish Programs
The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints
Does God answer prayers? Can I
be with my family forever? Come
worship Christ Sun. 10:00am,
Wed. 7:00pm 1220 SW 5th Ave.
First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NlW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
Meeting at Presbyterian Student
Center 1402 W Univ. Ave.
Sunday Worship 10:30am;
Thursday Contemporary Worship
For more info: 372-8183 or
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The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a a non-denomina-
tional Christian church for passion-
ate people pursuing their purpose
in life. Very fun, very relevant.
Modern dramas, dance and music.
Let us be your home away from
home. Services are Saturday night,
6pm or Sunday 10am. 9818 SW
24th Avenue. Call 331 ROCK or
visit www.therockonline.org for
more details. For campus activities,
Offering truly open and inclusive
Christian worship. Sunday worship,
10:15am 1st Wednesday Taize, 6:
30pm 11604 SW Archer Road for
info, call 352-376-11nn or visit
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Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. $1 home cooked sup-
pers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Theology on tap, Thursdays at
8pm at Stubbie's Pub downtown.
1402 W University Ave. 376-7539,
Grace Presbyterian Church
Come as you are!
Contemporary Worship Service 1st
and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 pm 3146
NW 13th St.
Call for a ride! 352-376-5654
The Family Church
The Family Church is
multi-cultural Christian Church
with great music, relevant mes-
sages, casual dress, and
friendly people. Service times
are Saturdays at 7pm and Sun-
days at 10am. 2022 SW 122nd
Street, Gainesville. For info on
college career happenings visit
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Master BR & BA in 2BR/2BA behind mall.
Nice gay couple needs responsible M/F for
Fall/Spring. Common area furnished.
Pet friendly $370/MO +util.
352-284-6845 or 985-507-3561 10-11-5-4
Single room in a two story house. Room has
private screened patio and access to fenced
back yard. Includes W.D, Walk to UF. $325
plus utilities. 386-527-6714 10-18-10-14
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a I 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
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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 Mumane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
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
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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.
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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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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).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444,.ext. 1.
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
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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-
4BR/4BA condo for sale by owner. UTW
SW20th Ave. Newly remodeled buildings.
W/D, dishwasher, pool, hot tub. On 2 bus
routes, close to campus, store, mall, 175.
Partly furnished. Call Maggie 561-445-2314
4BR/2BA 2 mi from campus. Starbucks &
movies across street. See flafsbo.com and
enter 0176. Call for appointment 378-9570.
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Developer Closeouts from $129,900.
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for free brochure (800)841-5868. 9-6-1-5
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
Ma KNs & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/-king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes: Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846.12-6-72-6
BED -$100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New Kingl 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BElf$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-
tressiet. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set[ Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*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.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
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A ll Furnishings
* Nice entertainment center, large $75 0
full size bed $50 0 electric vibrating recliner
$75 0 record collection over 500 LPs $95 0
portable sewing machine $40 0 lawn mower
$50. Call 335-5326 10-10-3-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
AAt 0Iomnputer 1eei-
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
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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
S 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Desktop Dell Optiplex Intel P4,
3GHz/504 MB 37.1 GB/CD-RW/DVD-RW
ViewSonic AirSync/15 in Flat Monitor/
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VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
DISH NETWORK FREE 4 Rooms! Over 240
Channels! FREE iPod Shuffle!.FREE Movie
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Call Now! (800)318-4039 9-6-1-8
a l 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
a Bicycles ]
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
21 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
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some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
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
2 FAUX STONE TABLES
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* PRECOR FULL SIZE TREADMILL
All in great condition. Call 375-6754 10-
2002 Custom 40' Endeavor Motor Home.
Fully loaded. $135k firm. Call 352-331-9614
Show your spirit with "University of Florida
Gators" on the whitewall of these tires. About
70% tread left. Size P255/70R16. $325
OBO. 321-297-0888 for details & pictures.
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
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VENDING ROUTE: All Snacks/Candies,
Drinks, Energy Drinks Too! All Brands. All
Sizes. Great Equipment. Great Support.
Financing Available with $7,500 down. Tom:
(877)843-8726 AIN #BO2002-037. 9-6-1-10
GOLF BUSINESS Play Lots of golf and
play better, tournaments played in US and
World Raise Money for charities Earn awe-
some income www.SGSPresentations.com
(800)861-9456 24/7 9-6-1-10
2006 MODEL BLOWOUT!!! Warehouse
Clearance Sale on the New Kayak Pool.
SAVE $ thousands on selected models limit-
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
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2005 Verucci Challenger.
400 miles. Yellow $400 Call 954-494-5665
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
** SCOOTERS **
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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
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1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or-ased
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
2000 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 9551
Black, custom molded flames. Single-sided
swing arm. Underseat exhaust. Power com-
mander. $4200/080. Call 352-870-8546
HYOSUNG RALLY PRIMA MOPED 2005
$950. 1500 miles, 50cc, Bright red and pow-
erful. In excellent condition. 352-375-9013
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
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Clean. Running or Barely Running
CARS, TRUCKS -
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEWS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
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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
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499
92 HondaAccord 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
SADIE DARNEL, ,rERIFF
"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
2001 TOYOTA ECHO
Auto, A/C, Kenwood CD, tinted windows, one
owner, very clean, 88K miles, $6200 OBO.
1999 TOYOTA COROLLA IN GOOD
RUNNING CONDITION. NEED MINOR
REPAIRS. PRICE IS FLEXIBLE. IF
INTERESTED, CALL DEBBIE 352-376-2077
352-338-1999 1999 BMW 323i
$12,000. 86000. miles. Sedan, black
(exterior), champagne (interior). Manual
transmission. Call: Carlos @ 850-672-0734
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-
2003 MITSUBISHI EXLIPSE GS
Extra clean. $7600/OBO. Call 352-256-3263
FORD CONTOUR 98 4 dr, DR, TW, PL,
PS, SS, new tires. Need AC repair. 116k mi
*TOYOTA CELICA 91 auto, AC, 2 dr, good
cond. 142k mi. $1900. Call 352-372-3885
1994 HONDA Civic Auto,
A/C, CD, tinted windows, clean, 146K miles,
Runs Great! $1850 Call Don 352-215-7987
2004 SUZUKI FORENZA
31,000 miles runs great! Keyless entry,
cruise control, 5,speed manual, A/C, CD,
AM/FM, safety features. $7895 Call 256-
1986 HONDA CIVIC
125K miles AC, 5 spd, runs good,
$750 OBO 871-8782 10-11-5-12
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE SEDAN, A/C, 5
speed, black w/gray cloth, aluminum wheels,
power everything, 107k, clean, $3,400 OBO
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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-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
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Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
WANT TO BUY
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speaker of English, w/normal hearing. Time
commitment about 1.5 2 hrs. Contact:
Maisa. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone:
352-392-2113 ext 292 10-12-5-13
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Nelson plays for sick mom
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
This night wasn't like the ones
she spent vomiting and fighting
the nausea and pain from the che-
motherapy. Or like the exhausted
ones when she stared at her with-
ered body in the mirror, wonder-
ing where her shiny, black hair had
gone. For Mary Lakes, it was a night
that didn't seem possible six months
earlier, when she lay on an operating
table praying that life could give her
time to relive her dream.
It was Sept. 9 when Lakes, 46,
saw her wish come true as she
was one of 90,210 to witness her
son, Reggie Nelson, live his dream
- playing football for the Gators.
Nelson, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound
safety, threw his mom a kiss and a
smile when he ran onto the field for
the game, a 42-0 win against Central
Florida. As he wore his No. 1 blue
jersey and she donned an orange
and blue Gator T-shirt, both were
prouder than any diehard fan in the
Swamp that night.
They had good reason to be in
high spirits, It had been a long road
of headaches and heartbreaks.
Lakes, a custodian at a Brevard
County high school whom students
call "Miss Mary," has been Nelson's
inspiration since he was a kid.
Growing up in Palm Bay,
Nelson always wanted to play for
the Gators. He fell just short of his
goal three years ago when he was
recruited by UF coach Ron Zook
but couldn't gain admission to the
school because his score on the ACT
didn't meet requirements.
Only after Nelson enrolled at
Coffeyville Community College in
Coffeyville, Kan., did he discover
that he had a learning disability that
could have allowed him to take a
different version of the test.
But Nelson, with the support of
his mother, enrolled with the hope
of redshirting his freshman year,
playing his second year and trans-
ferring to UF with better grades and
three years of eligibility remaining.
Plans quickly changed on Nelson's
first trip back home in October 2003,
two months after he had first left.
Nelson walked in the door and
saw his mother, who had lost her
hair and enough weight for him to
know something was wrong. She
looked ill, and not like a person does
while they are suffering from a com-
im rn asey. Allgaior lian
UF safety Reggie Nelson celebrates following UF's 28-13 win against Alabama. Nelson had even-more
reason to smile after the Central Florida game that his cancer-afflicted mother was able to attend.
mon cold or the flu. Lakes had breast
cancer, and it was spreading.
"He looked me straight up
and down and knew something
was wrong," Lakes said. "He said,
'What's wrong mama? What hap-
opened I couldn't bear to tell him on
the phone. He had so much to worry
about with school and football as it
was. I told him not to worry. That it
was in God's hands."
At first, Nelson thought of hang-
ing up his cleats for good to care for
his mother. Nelson finally returned
to Coffeyville at his mother's insis-
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UF looks for LSU payback
ADVANCE, from page 39
"Next time, we're going to take a full swing at whoever tries to
do that [to an emotional player]," Meyer said.
Defensive lineman Javier Estopinan, who didn't make the trip
because he redshirted last season, recalled seeing teammates cry
even after they deplaned in Gainesville.
"It's tough to bounce back from that,'
Much of UF's frustration emanated from
the way the LSU game unfolded. The Gators
forced five turnovers, but could not capitalize.
UF hit an offensive low under Meyer, prompt-
ing the coaches to retool the offense later that
4 A elot of guys felt like we let the seniors
Comelius down, especially as an offense, considering
the way the defense played and how many turnovers they got,"
receiver Jemalle Cornelius said. "It was a pretty sad atmosphere."
One advantage UF has over its 2005 team is a newfound poise.
"This is a different team you can tell," linebacker Brandon
Siler said. "You can see that when we get down, there's nobody
Needless to say, "Getting up for this game won'tbe a problem,"
with some persistence and a little luck, he an-
swered the phone. And then he caved.
"F*@! football," he said. "I got 800 angry cus-
tomers wanting alcohol right now. I'm busy."
On one last call, he finally screamed out his
prediction for the game:
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Gators hope to graze on Bulldogs in 'Cow Barn'
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
The Gators are hoping to be barnburners in
Starkville, Miss., this weekend.
The No. 8 UF volleyball team (12-2, 5-1
Southeastern Conference) faces Mississippi
State at 7 tonight in the "Cow Barn," a for-
mer animal husbandry-center and one of the
quirkiest venues in college volleyball.
"It's always one of the big jokes that we're
going to play in 'The Barn,'" said junior oppo-
site hitter Amber McCray.
But the jokes end when opposing teams
enter the arena, officially named Newell-
"It's a tough place to play in," junior out-
side hitter Marcie Hampton said. "It's dark
and drafty, and the ball moves really well in
Because of its rodeo-style design, the build-
ing also sports a massive 12,000 square feet of
The expansive court plays well to MSU's
servers, who prefer to stand as far from the
net as possible.
"Let's just say [that] in the O'Connell
Center, they would be out on Lemerand
Drive," Coach Mary Wise said. "They're that
far off the end line."
The long serve seems to work well for
MSU, as Bulldogs setter/outside hitter Eva
Kriegel has 20 more service aces than any UF
player. But the player receiving most of those
serves, freshman libero Elyse
Cusack, is not intimidated.
i I "It's just knowing that
you're a better passer than
Volleyball they're a server," she said.
"You've got to have that men-
The large court also keeps more balls in
play, meaning kills will be harder to come by.
"It can get a little frustrating," sophomore
middle blocker Kelsey Bowers said, "but
we've been working a lot on staying in [long
rallies], so I think it will make the game a little
bit more fun."
But as formidable a home-court advantage
as MSU has, it could be worse for the Gators.
Until 2004, the arena wasn't air-condi-
tioned, forcing teams to play in the hot, humid
"From the first day that they moved in, you
sensed that it really could be a neat volleyball
venue, but the lack of air conditioning made
it truly scary," Wise said. "You were just so
thankful to get out of there without an injury
because the floor was wet [from sweat]."
The court isn't the only thing unique about
MSU. Its foreign players make up half of the
Bulldogs' roster. Five players are from Eastern
Europe and one is from Australia.
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Nursing professors, teammates, coaches provide support
SOCCER, from page 20
over there, and he helps me to forget every-
thing," Goodwin said. "Being with my family
helps me out a lot."
Still, Goodwin also receives support from
people who are old enough to drive.
While some coaches would dissuade start-
ing goalkeepers from spreading themselves
too thin, Burleigh does not.
Burleigh actually wrote Goodwin a recom-
mendation letter for nursing school.
"[The coaching staff] has been work-
ing with me a while now," Goodwin said.
"[They're making] sure that they minimize
my conflicts because my nursing program is a
lot less negotiable than they are.
"It's surprising, because an NCAA
Division I program is not very negotiable to
Burleigh is hardly the only one to help her.
Goodwin said she's had nursing classmates
send her uploaded video files of lectures that
she's missed while on road trips. Goodwin's
teachers often announce her games during
lectures and, subsequently, many classmates
show up to her games.
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Goodwin's nursing advisor, Sharon
Bradley, a clinical assistant professor, said
the college normally doesn't include student-
However, she was certainly pleased
Goodwin could handle the school's demands.
"She really does want to be a nurse and
has a strong desire for that," Bradley said.
"She shows a lot of maturity in being able
to balance her requirements here and there.
She's very positive. She's always willing to
help others out. She communicates well with
all of us."
Cue Fraine. The freshman goalkeeper.
Nursing school or not, when Fraine is healthy,
she wants Goodwin's job.
"When I'm in school, nursing is the No. 1
thing on my mind, and that's what I have to
spend all my time on," Goodwin said. "Then
as soon as I walk through the practice gates,
nothing else matters. I feel like it was very
dear to me that it was going to be a competi-
tion and we were going to be fighting for the
Even with the competition, however,
there's been time for some shenanigans. Well,
"You watch her play she makes
everything look so easy. Which
is obviously intimidating to me,
because [while she's] making ev-
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ass off over here."
UF backup goalie
"[It's been fun- helping Fraine] but to an
extent," Goodwin said. "I joke with her all
the time, and I tell her that 'll help her on the
things that she has questions with as soon as
the season's over, like in spring, when I gradu-
Fraine admits that she would like to start
but still has great admiration for Goodwin and
S"You watch her play she makes every-
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You'd think that after going through that
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Goodwin has compiled 33 saves so far and
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Fraine has struggled somewhat.
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Seeing son play.a dream come true for Lakes
out season. He recorded 46 tackles,
becoming only one of eight Gators to
have more than 40. He also notched
fmor sacks. second on the team.
all those people it's very exhausting
and hard to be there. It's like playing
Lakes also staved with Nelson that
Although they were more than But while he was living his dream, weekend. She cooked him meals and
1,300 miles away, the two kept in it didn't quite seem the same without made him feel at home.
touch almost every day. his mother there, cheering him like she "Man, it felt real good to see my
"I talk to my mom 24/7," Nelson had done all through his childhood. mom up in the stands," Nelson said.
said. "My mom's my life and my best With the cancer not dissipating, "She gets sick and stuff, but she still
friend. Everything I do is because of Lakes underwent surgery in March to tries her best to come see me play
her. She's always in my mind." have her right breast removed. While "It was such a great feeling see-
While Lakes battled chemotherapy, lying on the operating table, it was ing her there more for her than for
Nelson led Coffeyville to a No. 3 na- then that she set a goal to see her son me. She's been through so much, just
tional ranking his sophomore year. He play again. She prayed to God to help to put a smile on her face meant the
was named National Junior College make it happen, shut her eyes and let world to me."
Athletic Association Player of the the doctors do the rest. Lakes is still in chemotherapy,
Week for his role in Coffeyville's and like many cancer patients
86-0 win over Independence "My mom's my life and my best fiend. a emance patents,
she has her good days and her
(Kan.) in the first round of the her. bad. But just because she can't be in
Region 6 playoffs. She's always on my mind. the stands doesn't mean she isn't
Nelson would receive his associate watching.
of arts degree in June 2005, allowing When UF played Tennessee on
him to transfer to UF. More important- At first, the operation was thought Sept. 16, Nelson had interceptions on
ly, he was now less than a three-hour to be a success. But before mother and S 16, Nelson had interceptions onga
drive from his mother. son could celebrate, news came back te st and last passes of the 7e.
"For him to be so cose to home, to that the cancer wasn't gone.y w e on ome o
his mom, helps him a lot," UF safeties The frustrations mounted from 18 aywas exhaustingenough
coach John Holliday said. months of bad news. But with the sea- fr L es inter
Lakes finally watched her son play son set to kick off in six months, Lakes got so excitethat I realized rein
at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in UF's was determined to get better. I got soexte th I reae idn
season opener against Wyoming last She endured countless chemother- have my oxygen tube on, she said.
year a lifelong dream for both of apy sessions, and her cancer subsided was running around screaming and
them. enough for her to make the trip to was so excited I gt hort of breath.
"I couldn't believe all the people Gainesville. But I was OK."
that were there," she said. "All those Sept. 9, six months after having As for Nelson, he already has four
people to see my son's team play. I surgery, Lakes accomplished her goal. interceptons i five games, a team
was so happy for him happy that She sat in the stands at the Swamp high.
he could do what he always wanted." cheering her son and the Gators as And although he has a year ofeli-
Theythought that was the first they pounded UC gibility remaining, many regard him
of many games thought that wast season, "My doctor is going to kill me as first-round pick in the NFL Draft
but it was he last. The cancer Lakes when he said. "He next season. Neither can be certain
thought was gone had returned, and wouldn't have let me go if I told him, abut other utu rem co nt
she was too ill to make the drive, so I didn't tell him. I pushed myself a their love for each other.constant
much less stand for a three-hour game little too much, but it was just excit- And that's enough to make it
in a crowd of people. ing to see Reggie play. I don't know through any da good or bad.
Nelson went on to have a break- if I'll be back this year because with through any day good or bad.
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UF RUN vs. LSU RUN DEFENSE
UF rushes for 167.2 yards per game; LSU allows 69.2 yards per game.
KEY PLAYERS: UF: Sr. TB DeShawn Wynn (64 attempts, 354 yards, 5.5 avg, 3 TDs), So. TB Kestahn Moore (30 attempts,
S160 yards, 5.3 avg, 2 TDs); LSU: So. LB Darry Beckwith (30 tackles, 3 TFL), Jr. DT Glenn Dorsey (23 tackles, 6 TFL).
I ANALYSIS: Wynn's status for the game is up in the air, but even if the senior does get in the game, expect him to play
second fiddle to Moore. Only UF has a better rush defense among SEC teams than LSU, which limited Auburn's Kenny
Irons to 2.8 yards per carry.
UF PASS vs. LSU PASS DEFENSE
UF passes for 271.2 yards per game; LSU allows 124.2 yards per-game.
KEY PLAYERS: UF: Sr. QB Chris Leak (1,240 yds. 14 TDs-4 INTs, 64.6 pct. 174.12 rating), Sr. WR Dallas Baker (27 rec.
448 yds. 16.6 avg. 5 TDs). Fr. WR Percy Harvin (8 rec, 145 yds. 18.1 avg, 1 TD); LSU: Sr. FS LaRon Landry 118 tackles. 1
INT), Jr. SS Craig Steltz (10 tackles, 4 INTs).
ANALYSIS: What a matchup. The league's second best pass offense against its best pass defense. The key here will
be Harvin, who changes the gameplan if he's healthy enough to be a factor. But UF coach Urban Meyer has not been
pleased with Harvin's slow return from a high left ankle sprain. While Landry has earned preseason All-America honors.
Steltz is tied with UF's Reggie Nelson for the league lead in picks.
LSU RUN vs. UF RUN DEFENSE
LSU runs for 144.6 yards per game; UF allows 50.2 yards per game.
KEY PLAYERS: LSU: Fr. TB Charles Scott (35 attempts. 214 yds, 6.1 avg. 5 TDsl. Jr. RB Jacob Hester (31 attempts.
140 yds. 4.5 avg, 4 TDs): UF: Jr. LB Brandon Siler (27 tackles, 5 TFL), Sr. LB Earl Everett 131 tackles, 2 TFL).
ANALYSIS: Five games into the season, and neither Alley Broussard nor Justin Vincent come in as key players for
the Tigers. Broussard is overweight, and Scott has passed Vincent on the depth chart. Only three teams in Division I
have allowed fewer rushing yards per game than the Gators.
it can g
LSU PASS vs. UF PASS DEFENSE
LSU passes for 267.4 yards per game; UF allows 197.8 yards per game.
KEY PLAYERS: LSU: Jr. QB JaMarcus Russell 11,246 yds, 10 TDs-1 INT. 70.4 pct, 188.4 rating. SI. WR Craig Davis 125
rec. 394 yds, 15.8 avg, 1 TD). Sr. WR Dwayne Bowe (21 rec. 353 yds. 16.8 avg, 3 TDs,. Jr. WR Early Doucet 118 rec. 272
yds, 15.1 avg, 4 TDs); UF: Jr. DB Reggie Nelson (14 tackles, 4 INTs). Jr. SS Tony Joiner 132 tackles, 1 INTi. 4
ANALYSIS: Meyer has to be losing sleep thinking nickelback Tremaine McCollum will have to cover one of LSU's three
star receivers. If any SEC quarterback has been more impressive than Leak this season, it may be Russell, who can
allegedly throw the ball 75 yards while on one knee. The Gators had three interceptions last week as cornerback Ryan
Smith broke out, but the Tigers may be too much for the UF secondary to handle.
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KEY PLAYERS: UF: Sr. Kicker Chris Hetland (0-3 FGs), Sr. Punter Eric Wilbur 115 punts. 41.3 avg, long 581. LSU: So. Kicker
Colt David (2-2 FGs. long 421. Sr. Punter Chris Jackson 114 punts, 43.4 avg, long 58(.
ANALYSIS: The Gators' special teams continued to have problems last week. Hetland missed another field goal. Wilbur
shanked a punt and return specialist Brandon James was replaced on punts by Nelson. LSU hasn't missed a field goal
this season and Jackson is an All-SEC-caliber punter.
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Changing speeds this week, the
alligatorSports Brand Picks Column
hit up a close neighbor to LSU.
We forgot about those crazy
Tigers fans in Baton Rouge and
turned east in Louisiana to the Big
Easy, where you'll find some'people
who had bigger things than football
on their minds this time a year ago
- and apparently still hold a grudge
against the college gridiron.
This week's guest is-New Orleans'
most famous Hurricane Katrina bar,
Johnny White's Sports Bar & Grill,
located on 720 W. Bourbon St.
Despite top winds of 130 mph
and the biggest storm surge in U.S.
history, the bar never closed during
or after the storm.
No power? No air conditioning?
Flooding? It didn't matter.
The bar had plenty of alcohol to
stay open 24 hours a day, like it had
the previous 16 years.
But even though it endured
tough times, it doesn't appear to be
a bar "where everybody knows your
We were looking for some insight
into this week's UF-LSU showdown,
but the afternoon bartender couldn't
care less about the SEC showdown.
Does he have an opinion on the
"No, I don't," the bartender said
with an un-New Orleans-like accent,
refusing to give his name.
"I'm busy. I don't have time for
Apparently, only the owner can
devulge such top-secret informa-
tion, he said.
And the owner only works from
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Repeated calls only left more
questions unanswered. But finally,
SEE PICKS, PAGE 33
UF hopes rematch a far cry from 2005
By LOUIS ANASTASIS ..
Alligator Staff Writer
Get out the hankies.
One year ago, LSU ripped UF's collective I
heart out of its chest.
The Tigers toyed with the Gators, teased Axe
them even gave them ample time to mount ;
one final fourth-quarter drive to pull out the ."
win. UF hung onto a strand of hope until the *
last seconds ticked off the dock.
Then the Gators died 21-17 in the stadium
they call Death Valley.
A good number of players openly cried. E
The realization that you have just lost your J
footing in the Southeastern Conference title IN I
race is a sobering thought.
Coach Urban Meyer sobbed while dis-
cussing the loss with reporters. The next day,
newspapers dubbed Meyer as "Urban Crier"
and "The 01 Bawl Coach."
"You won't see a guy after a tough loss
shake hands and just hugging everybody,"
said Meyer, who considers the loss to be one of
the toughest of his coaching career. "Football
players don't do that."
The no. 5 Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) look for re-
demption Saturday afternoon when they host
No. 9 LSU (4-1, 1-1 SEC).
The Gators' roster is loaded with a core of
seniors who understand one loss is all it takes
to doom championship hopes. If UF can some- .
how find away to win its next three games .
- LSU, Auburn and Georgia the Gators
will have a strong case for being ranked as one
of the nation's top two teams.
UF's seniors took the 2005 loss to LSU the
hardest. In particular, safety Jarvis Herring.
"He was a wreck," Meyer said. "His life
was ruined there for a minute."
Meyer took exception to the way a sports
information attendant whisked Herring out Tim Casey/AlligatorStaff
to speak to the media while he was still teary- UF coach Urban Meyer argues a call with a referee during the second half of his 21-17
SEE ADVANCE, PAGE 33 loss to LSU in 2005. Meyer and several of his players cried after the heartbreaker.
Thomas reinstated in time for LSU game
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The long-winded and still-con-
fusing Marcus Thomas saga ended
Thursday with a press release.
Conference tackle will conve-
niently play against No. 9 LSU
on Saturday after Coach Urban
Meyer stated Thomas is welcome
back onto the team.
The cryptic statement does not
specify whether UF's Substance
Abuse Committee approved or
denied Thomas' appeal of a sec-
ond substance abuse violation.
"The committee has heard an
appeal from Marcus Thomas and
made a recommendation to amend
his sanctions," Meyer said in the
statement. "The appeal process
followed the proper procedures
of the committee, which included
a recommendation that is made
independently by the committee
and then approved by the athlet-
ics director and president of the
university. Marcus still has some
work ahead of him, but he has
been granted the opportunity to
play in the LSU game."
Just more than two weeks ago,
failing a second
tered drug test.
,, However, his
Thomas Mote, contend-
ed the test was
related to Thomas' initial positive
test for marijuana.
UF's policy is to suspend stu-
dent-athletes for half of a season
for a second substance abuse viola-
tion. In light of the circumstances,
the details don't add up.
If Thomas tested positive a sec-
ond time, he should have been sus-
pended five to six games, per UF
policy. However, if his appeal was
accepted, he should have never
been suspended for two games.
The press release is ambiguous
as to what recommendation the
committee made and why. After
practice, Meyer said Thomas still
has "some obligations in the eve-
nings to take care of."
"I think he's a very good foot-
ball player," Meyer added. "I think
he's a good chemistry guy on the
team. He invested a lot in this
- 1913: The Gators pour on a hoops-like
144 points against Southern College (now
Florida Southern). To add insult to the
trouncing, Southern College did not score;
UF managed a record of just 4-3 that
Today's question: What was your first reaction Percent (votes)
to Marcus Thomas' reinstatement? (Cast your Leak 71% (288)
vote on alligatorSports.org.) Russell 21% (84)
Thursday's question: So far, who has been the Ainge 4% (17)
most impressive quarterback in the SEC? (See Woodson 2% (8)
right for results.) Other 01% (6)
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