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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
FRIDAY
Gator Gallop
Percy Beard Track at James G.
Pressly Stadium, 11 a.m.
Annual Homecoming 2-mile
foot race. $15 registration.

83rd Annmal Homecoming
Parade
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.

Gator Growl
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
7p.m.
Comedians Jim Gaffigan and
Gabriel -Iglesias perform at
what is billed as the nation's
largest student-run peprally.

SATURDAY
Alumni Barbecue
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1 p.m.
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3:30 p.m.

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
said.
For dubgoers' safety, extra
officers will be stationed down-
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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
Alligator Writer
csmith@alligator.org

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
university donor.
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
Homecoming events.
"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
football games.
"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,
Tenn.
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.


HOMECOMING

Student will offer medical aid while classmates party


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

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
organization.
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
Homecoming celebration.
"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-
nous toes.
"I'll have my own little
homecoming when I come back
to the states."
Chris Bernard
UF zoologyjunior

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."


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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
Gold title.
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
Sorority.
She says she has been most
proud of her role in SG's agency
STAAR, Students Taking Action
Against Racism.
"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-
ors.


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
hours.
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
impairment.

"It you are C"fCt i


"Tolu Adebanjo


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
Program.
Adebanjo's involvement in
the Homecoming Pageant re-
solves around her work hard
mentality.
"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-
seas.
Van Buskirk has also trav-
eled to our nation's capital as an
intern for the U.S. Congress and
Best Buddies.
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-
grated employment.
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
said.


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
same.
"You don't have to get lost in the crowd," she said
as she recalls getting involved with organizations as a
freshman.
"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
and Service.

"YVou. do't lve to et W t4t h4 cowd/."
Nina Vaghaiwalla

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
Collegiate Scholars.
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


ALUMNI

Perks lure alumni cash


By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Alligator Writer
ehillaker@alligator.org

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-
ship.
"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."
Katie Seay
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
Alligator Writer
jchindamo@alligator.org

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-
sustaining."
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,
Fackender said.


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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Editorial
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
pity them.
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
mortgage.
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
of...


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
survey.
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,
kids.
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
more.
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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Katherine Harris, the political Avon lady


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
Tax."
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.
letters@alligator.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
sakes.
I must admit, though Katherine Harris appears to
have spent more time in outer space.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears
on Friday.


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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
suffering.
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-
cacy."
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.
Elise Owens
UF alumna



What's wrong with Adderall?
"Prescription drug abuse ram-
pant among college students,"
Ryan Hagaman's Tuesday column,
drew more than one erroneous
conclusion.
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
caffeine?
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.
Amanda Netzler
4LS



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
himself.
Erik Voss
1LS



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
something?
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
the Internet.
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.
Amanda McKenzie
3JM

U U

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
groups? -
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
Moustapha's views.
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8, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006


Car influx causes delays


* GAINESVILLE POLICE PREDICT
40,000 MORE CARS ON THE ROADS.

By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Writer
dtao@alligator.org

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-
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"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-
ing."
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
traffic lights.
"It's one of the busiest weekends
of the year."
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With on-campus parking usually full hours
before kickoff, many game-day visitors end
up paying a premium for private, off-campus
parking spots.
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.


Holiday sweeps area


By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@ufl.edu

After 20 years of working at UF,
Melody Trapani will finally get a paid
Homecoming holiday.
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
day off.
"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
alumnus.
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-
town friends.
He enrolled in SFCC, hoping to
transfer to UF.
"I love it here," Chamorro said. "I
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GATOR GROWL

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
events.
"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
begins.
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
as possible.


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
each event.
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
the staff.
"Right now I'm praying for no
rain, but there are always plan B's,"
she said.
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
most days.
"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,"
White said.


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Jokers jumped at


Growl opportunity


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

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
pep rally.
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
conference.
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
his home.
"He knows how to bring
you to that line of inappro-
priateness and bring you
right back."
Eric White
Gator.Growl producer

Gaffigan said his six older
siblings entered businesses with
advanced degrees, but only the
family comedian made it into the
business magazine.
Eric White, producer of Gator
Growl, said he chose Gaffigan to
make this year's rally a more fam-
ily-friendly event.
"He knows how to bring you
to that line of inappropriateness
and bring you right back," White
said.
To balance Gaffigan's act,
White said he brought in Iglesias
because he was more "interactive
and high-energy."
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
moved on.
"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
check."


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By LINDSEY FRANCO
Alligator Writer
Ifranco@alligator.org

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
the demand.
"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
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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.
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Charles condominiums were alumni buying for
their kids, said Eric Wild, the community's sales
representative and property manager.
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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
gvanowen@alligator.org

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
repertoire.
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.
university tradition.
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
in 1936.
The first official parade was held in 1948
and was called "Florida on Parade." The
procession started downtown and marched
toward campus.
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
state.
This year's Homecoming festivities began
nearly a month ago and will end tomorrow
with the football game against Louisiana State
University.
Activities for this year include carnivals,
barbecues, talent showcases, beauty pageants,
fireworks and the parade.


SEC HOMECOMINGS


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
month.


The events included a 5K race,
carnival; pep rally and the football
game, said Angela Kopynec, mar-
keting chairwoman for LSU's home-
coming week.
"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
Katrina."
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
students."
Jill Courson
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
morale.
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Colbert to headline FSU pep rally, Gators jealous


By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Writer
csmith@alligator.org

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
to perform.
General admission tickets sold out in


three days, said PowWow director John
Kruszewski.
That was the fastest PowWow sellout he
could recall.
"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,
Kruszewski said.
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
young children.
White expects Gaffigan to take his act
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At $15,000, Gator Growl fireworks spare nothing


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

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
of show."
Growl producer Eric White said
Friday night's fireworks show cost
about $15,000.
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
GroWl said.
Fireworks produc-
tion requires so much
dangerous labor that most fire-
works are built in China where
there are fewer safety regulations,
he said.
"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
safer.
"Gator Growl uses almost
every type of firework
designed. We don't really
leave anything out for this
particular type of show."
Chris Reitano
pyrotechnician

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
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ELECTIONS 2006

Tailgaters vie for votes


By DOMINICK TAO
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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,"


he said.
Fadale said


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-
Homecoming teeringtohelp.
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
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Free beer, clean toilets lure fans to student lawns


By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer

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
Gainesville.
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-
ers.
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-
gest draws.
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
said.
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
Ave.
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
sales.
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-
dinance.
"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
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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
sipping Gatorade.
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
with guitarists.
"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
stadium."
As a concession worker at Ben
Hill Griffin
Spotlight on the Stadium,
Smith hasn't
missed a
single home
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
of 16.
"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
years."
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
Urban Meyer.
"When I read this it brought a
tear to my eye," Smith said.
Coach Meyer is quite familiar
with Smith.
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-
dience applauded."
Smith is also well-known
around Gainesville.
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


.' .. A ."
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
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
alone.
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


greeter..
"I always try to do the best job
I possibly can, no matter what the
circumstances might be," Smith
said.
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


Caring Hands


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
Alligator Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

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-
quisitive glances:
Why is Goodwin already sweat-
ing?
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
soccer team.
Let's recap:
Student athlete at one of the na-
tion's largest public universities.
Nursing school.
Starting goalkeeper.


Member of a nationally ranked
soccer program.
Call it a hunch, but she doesn't
have time for Saturday morning car-
toons anymore.
Most goalkeepers are worried
about their next save.
Goodwin, however, is worried
about the next life she may need to
save someday.
"It's imperative, now that
schoolwork is even more precise and
refined," she said. "I have to utilize
every extra minute outside of soccer
now.
"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
tiers now."
Hakuna Matata
Watching Goodwin rock out and
bob her head to Kiss' "Rock and Roll
All Nite" during pre-practice warm-
ups showcases her exuberant yet
laid-back personality.
Instead of being overwhelmed
with her schedule, Goodwin is as
put by backup goalie Katie Fraine
-just "chilling."
To the point where it even annoys
teammates.


"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
chilling.
"[But at the same time], I'm like,
'[We're still] fighting for every-
thing.'"
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
the routine.
UF coach Becky Burleigh called
her goalie "insane" afterward.
Strong support
Beyond the needles of nursing
school and the looming comer kicks
of soccer, there's something that
helps Goodwin get through it all: her
family.
She said her sister, Gina, who is
enrolled in law school at UF, is a huge
morale boost.
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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Lito Sheppard
199-01)


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David Little
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Sammy Green
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(96-98)
Ralph Ortega
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Jarvis Williams
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Fred Weary
194.97)


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David Galloway
177.80,


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John Barrow
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Alex Brown
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Huey Richardson
187-901


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Cris Collinswornn
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Ray Criswell
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Ray Graves
160-69)


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KICKER


Judd Davis
(92-94)
Jeff Chandler
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line. 1.5 miles to UF. Call Mike Hastings,
REALTOR, Dawn Realty 352-538-1092
10-11-20-2


4BR/1BA "Blossom House" $700/mo.
Close to UF. Cent 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
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-15-2


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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For Rent
unfurnished

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-
10-2

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

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

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
10-16-10-2

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

Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec. 1st,
Near campus in quiet residential area
Great for young prof./grad student
No pets. Email cool.apt@hotmail.com
for pictures and more info. 10-11-5-2

NANTUCKET WALK
Walk to UF
r. Luxury 2/2 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
www.nantucketwalk.com
386-462-7179
10-20-11-2

LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL.
NOW 2/1 Apts., less than a 5 min. walk to
campus, bus routes, off street parking. $520-
$600.338-2769/494-1188 10-12-5-2


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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
10-17-10-3

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
10-13-7-3

50 Roommates )

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

Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4


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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
10-24-35-4

Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse near
NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and
DSL. $450, utilities included. No pets. $424
for Ig., $375 for small rm 363-0143 or email
robertwaelder@bellsouth net 10-6-17-4

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

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

Female 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
10-6-9-4

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
10-11-10-4




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(DOB 12/01/73); 5'07",
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Brown Eyes

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Felony Violation of Probation
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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



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


Parker Road Baptist
Church
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
WOW

First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W.
University Avenue. Sunday: Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00, College Monday Night
Meals www.fbcgainesville.net

Antioch Baptist Church
3612 NW 177th Ave.
(386) 462-2768
Dr. Jim Leftwich.'
Come worship with us!
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm





Christian Study Center
of Gainesville
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascal's coffee house. Mon-
day-Friday 7:30am-midnight.
112 NW 16th St.~379-7375
For more information visit
www.christianstudycenter.org




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.





Lubavitch Jewish
Student Center
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
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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
10-11-5-4


Hillel Jewish Student
Center
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
and more...





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.
335-7894




First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NlW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
www.fallingupward.org 376.2062



University United
Methodist Church
Wesley Foundation
Meeting at Presbyterian Student
Center 1402 W Univ. Ave.
Sunday Worship 10:30am;
Thursday Contemporary Worship
8:00pm.
For more info: 372-8183 or
myuumc.com


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www.gatorsforchrist.org College
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at 7pm- plus service projects and
much more!

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,
visit www.rockuf.com

Trinity Metropolitan
Community Church
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,
www.pdcsc.org

Grace Presbyterian Church
PC (USA)
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
www.gpconline.org


The Family Church
The Family Church is
a nondenominational,
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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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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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
Fall completion
Oral representation cannot be relied upon
as correctly stating representations of the
developer. For correct representations,
make reference to the documents required
by Florida Statutes section 718.503 to be
furnished by the developer to buyer.
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
ContactAgent
Maria "Birdie" Pla Mumane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
www.venture-realty.com
11-30-65-5

Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5


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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
12-6-72-5







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
10-31-72-5


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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).
10-31-72-5

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
352-219-2879 12-6-72-5

Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444,.ext. 1.
12-6-72-5

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

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


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000005 MIN TO UFO9000
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, jab39@bellsouth.net
11-17-47-5

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

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
10-11-5-5

4BR/2BA 2 mi from campus. Starbucks &
movies across street. See flafsbo.com and
enter 0176. Call for appointment 378-9570.
OPEN HOUSE EACH SAT & SUN THRU
OCT from 1-4PM. 10-6-1-5

*LAND AUCTION* 200 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down/E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LANDAUCTION.com
NRLL East, LLC Auction Bus. License:
AB2509, Mark Bulziuk Auctioneer License:
AU3448, Jeff Johnston Auctioneer License:
AU3449, Stacey Mauk Auctioneer License:
AU3447. 9-6-1-5

GULF COAST Auction: Sat., Oct 14th
(Shrimp Festival Weekend) houses, condos,
on/off water. Lots, residential, & commercial
on/off water. Development tracts 20-40
+/- acres, AL 1932 www.targetauction.com
TargetAuction (205)425-5454. 9-6-1-5

Auction- 341+/- acres 4 great farms offered
in 12 tracts. Mitchell County, GA., Saturday,
October 14, 10am. Rowell Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium, GAL
AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 9-
6-1-5

AUCTION- Complete Operating 18 Hole Golf
Course and 67 +/- Developed Residential
Lots and Undeveloped Tracts. Saturday,
October 28. Details: ironhorseauction.com or
(800)997-2248 NCAL#3936. 9-6-1-5

Auction- 789+/- acres Offered in 39 tracts,
prime Cook County, GA real estate. Saturday,
October 14, 10:00 a.m. Rowell Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium, GAL
AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 9-
6-1-5


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PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call our Factory for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832. 9-6-1-5

$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 9-6-1-5

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2BR condo, St.
Petersburg. 1 mile from Gulf of Mexico/
Don Cesar. On Isla Del Sol golf course.
Completely furnished. $370,000. Call
(859)608-2213. 9-6-1-5

PALM HARBOR HOMES Modular, Mobile
& Stilt Homes 0% DOWN when you own
your land. Call for FREE color brochures
(800)622-2832. 9-6-1-5

20 acres with pond near State & Nat' parks.
Camp, Fish, Hunt. $89,900 owner fin. $4995
down (800)352-5263 Florida Woodland
Group, Inc. Lic RE Broker. 9-6-1-5

Low Wholesale Prices. Investor Lots 1/4, 1/2
and 1-full acre lots. 6, 7, and 13Acre Parcels.
Fully-platted and buildable. Highlands
and Hendry counties. Call Mr. Lawrence
(800)796-6569. 9-6-1-5

With Tennessee's Beautiful Lakes &
Mountains, you are sure to find the perfect
spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines,
Gables & Gates (865)388-7703, (865)777-
9191 www.nancygaines.com 9-6-1-5

Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
www.cinnamonshore.com, (866)891-5163.
9-6-1-5

Mountain Waterfront Sale. Lakefront home-
sites & condos w/boat slips on beautiful Lake
Chatuge in Western NC. Call now for Nov. 4
reservation. (877)234-8850 x.102. 9-6-1-5

North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 9-6-1-5

1+ ACRE TN HOMESITE 1.8 ACRES'arge
lot with nice view, level building site on top.
Stone outcroppings for natural landscaping.
Pond on the east side. Close to large state
park. Only $89,900! Call (866)292-5769.
9-6-1-5

ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breathtaking moun-
tain view & river parcels. 1 to 8 acres from
the $80's Nature trails, custom lodge, river
walk & much more. 5 min. from town. Call
(866)340-8446. 9-6-1-5

LAKE CUMBERLAND, KY PARCELS Just
$38,900. Off water parcels in exclusive gated
community. Driving range, tennis courts, hik-
ing trails & much more. Close to Buck Creek
Marina. Circle this ad & call: (866)462-8198.
9-6-1-5

LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. 5 to 138 Acres.
A limited number of spectacular parcels are
being sold at 30% below appraised value.
Located in Central FL w/ good access, utils,
survey, recent appraisal & exc fin. Call today
(866)352-2249 x 847. 9-6-1-5

VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN unfinished
inside, view, trees, private, large creek and
river nearby, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535
VA94.com. 9-6-1-5

GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA Captivating
mountain views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls.
Homesites starting @ $39,900. Log home
kits @ $39,900. Limited availability. Call
(888)389-3504 X 701. 9-6-1-5

LAKEFRONT REDEVELOPMENT
OPPORTUNITY! www.grandeharbor.info
All water- access homesites direct from the
developer. Most amenities already in. Far
below market value, from $79,900. Possible
18 mo NO PAYMENTS! Call Now! (888)BY-
LAKES. 9-6-1-5

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Western New Mexico Private 36 Acre Ranch
$52,990 Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,, pas-
tureland, close to BLM. Horseback riding,
hiking, hunting. Perfect for vacation, diver-
sifying your portfolio, retirement. Electricity.
10if financing. Additional parcels available.
(866)365-2825. 9-6-1-5

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront
Community. The Preserve at RiverSea.
Developer Closeouts from $129,900.
Incredible location. Far below market value.
18 month no payment plan. (866)213-6315.
Broker, Neighborhood Properties, LLC. 9-
6-1-5

LAKEFRONT LAND SALE LAKEFRONTS
FROM $29,900! TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS!
GRAND OPENING! TWO DAYS ONLY!
OCTOBER 28-29 Lake Access Parcel with
2,000 sf Log Cabin Package Only $59,900!
Call Now! (866)950-5263 Ext. 1705. 9-6-1-5

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE
HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 9-6-1-5


*X Furnishings


BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-6-72-6

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

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

CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Ma KNs & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516

Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
12-6-72-6

BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/-king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes: Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
12-6-72-6

DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
6-72-6

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

DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846.12-6-72-6

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

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

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

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

Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
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
352-264-9799 12-6-72-6

Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789

Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set[ Can Del. 376-1600

FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
12-6-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
264-9799 12-6-72-6

**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
12-6-72-6

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

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

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6

Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
12-6-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6

Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031

Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
12-6-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6

BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6

MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
12-6-72-6

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

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

DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6


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* 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


oA Computers


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


AAt 0Iomnputer 1eei-

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

Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
352-371-2230
www.gainesvillecsi.com
Referto this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7






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12-6-72-7

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

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

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

Desktop Dell Optiplex Intel P4,
3GHz/504 MB 37.1 GB/CD-RW/DVD-RW
ViewSonic AirSync/15 in Flat Monitor/
Laser Print-Scan/2003 Win XP Pro
$600 Heidi 283-5933; hbowman@ufl.edu
10-18-10-7


J1 Electronics


VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
10-12-20-8

DISH NETWORK FREE 4 Rooms! Over 240
Channels! FREE iPod Shuffle!.FREE Movie
Channels! FREE DVR! FREE HD Upgrade!
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


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NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
12-6-72-9


21 For Sale


PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10

*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by.today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
12-6-72-10

0000*0 PS2 00000*
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10

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

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

2 FAUX STONE TABLES
27 inch SQ 21 inch high Almond color Call
352-332-8748 or e-mail rblinfla@yahoo.com
$75 10-6-2-10

*HP DESK JET PRINTER
* BROTHER FAX, COPY & PRINTER
* PRECOR FULL SIZE TREADMILL
All in great condition. Call 375-6754 10-
6-1-10

*TAILGATE SPECIAL*
2002 Custom 40' Endeavor Motor Home.
Fully loaded. $135k firm. Call 352-331-9614
10-12-5-10

***000GATOR TIRES******
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.
10-12-5-10

What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. HabanaAve., Tampa FL
33607 (813)872-0722. 9-6-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 9-6-1-10

VENDING ROUTE: All Snacks/Candies,
Drinks, Energy Drinks Too! All Brands. All
Sizes. Great Equipment. Great Support.
Financing Available with $7,500 down. Tom:
(877)843-8726 AIN #BO2002-037. 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-
ed supply! FREE ESTIMATES Easy Finance
Fast Installation. Call (866)348-7560 www.k
ayakpoolsflorida.com. 9-6-1-10

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
www.rigidbuilding.com. 9-6-1-10

2005 Verucci Challenger.
400 miles. Yellow $400 Call 954-494-5665
10-11-5-11


Motorcycles, Mopeds)


***GatorMoto***
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
12-6-72-11


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


***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11

*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
12-6-72-11

SCOOTER SERVICE
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11

GatorMoto
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11

SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
12-6-66-11

***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.
10-26-30-11

2000 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 9551
Black, custom molded flames. Single-sided
swing arm. Underseat exhaust. Power com-
mander. $4200/080. Call 352-870-8546
10-10-5-11

HYOSUNG RALLY PRIMA MOPED 2005
$950. 1500 miles, 50cc, Bright red and pow-
erful. In excellent condition. 352-375-9013
10-10-5-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!O
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12

CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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****FAST CASH****
Clean. Running or Barely Running
CARS, TRUCKS -
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
12-6-72-12

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

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

BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

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

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

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


96 Nissan Sentra 1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499




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

2000 BMW Z3 Roadster Convertible.
Titanium exterior. Black all leather interior.
5 speed. Extended warranty. 34,000 miles
$20,000 Call 870-7121 10-17-21-12

2001 TOYOTA ECHO
Auto, A/C, Kenwood CD, tinted windows, one
owner, very clean, 88K miles, $6200 OBO.
386-454-8883 10-6-5-12
1999 TOYOTA COROLLA IN GOOD
RUNNING CONDITION. NEED MINOR
REPAIRS. PRICE IS FLEXIBLE. IF
INTERESTED, CALL DEBBIE 352-376-2077
10-9-5-12


352-338-1999 1999 BMW 323i
$12,000. 86000. miles. Sedan, black
(exterior), champagne (interior). Manual
transmission. Call: Carlos @ 850-672-0734
12-6-72-12 10-10-5-12


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

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

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

1994 HONDA Civic Auto,
A/C, CD, tinted windows, clean, 146K miles,
Runs Great! $1850 Call Don 352-215-7987
10-18-10-12

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-
682-0003 10-11-5-12

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
352-514-1800 frankiev@bellsouth.net. 10-
18-9-12


*H| Wanted


THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.

On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-16-
80-13

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
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ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
10-16-80-13

WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
352-281-1571
11-6-40-13

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE-STUDY
Adults who stutter & adults w/typical speech
needed for study of speech & language.
Must be at lease 18 yrs old & a native
speaker of English, w/normal hearing. Time
commitment about 1.5 2 hrs. Contact:
Maisa. Email: mhajtas@csd.ufl.edu. Phone:
352-392-2113 ext 292 10-12-5-13

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made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
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12-6-72-14

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$6.40- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
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Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14

$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers eam $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
12-6-72-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
Eam up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
2442 12-6-72-14

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
10-31-41-14

CASH!!
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
12-6-72-14

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

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


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EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
rest part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St
352-378-9204
12-6-72-14

VALET ATTENDANTS
FT a PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.12-6-70-14

University of Fjorida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
12-6-78-14

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

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

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

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

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

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


GatorMoney.com
Find a Job. Get Great Deals.
Movies, Games, & More.
10-26-30-14
PTADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT:
Dependable, computer knowledge required,
flexible hours. Email resume:
admin@americandreamsrealty.net. 10-13-
20-14
Real Estate Agent Wanted:FT/PT individual
who is honest, dependable, hard working,
willing to learn new things, & enjoy work-
ing with the public. License required. Email
resume: admin@americandreamsrealty.net
10-13-20-14

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

TEACHERS NEEDED
Mon thru Fri.Full-time & part-time. Great pay.
Good work references. Apply 1049 Museum
Rd. Call 336-1700. 10-11-15-14
Wendy's at Shands is now hiring for all shifts
for Fall term. Competitive starting pay with bi-
annual raises, paid vacation, meal benefits
and flexible schedules. Ideal for students
living on or off campus. Weekend availability
highly desirable. Stop by and fill out an ap-
plication today! 10-19-20-14
3 NEW NIGHTCLUBS

BARTENDERS, SHOOTERS COCKTAIL
SERVERS, BEER TUB, PROMOTERS,
DJ'S, BANDS, FILM CREW, CASHIERS,
MC'S, DANCERS, MODELS. INTERVIEWS
TO BE HELD 9/26 9/28 9/29 10/2 10/4 4-
8PM CLUB MIAMI/ TEXAS BULL/ BUMP
NYC 238 WEST UNIVERSITY BLVD,
GAINESVILLE 10-6-10-14
DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings between $14-$20/hrl
Make your own schedule. Fun environment,
great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663
10-27-24-14

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HELPER WANTED HOUSE RENOVATION
& UPKEEP (PAINTING, LANDSCAPING,
ETC). Part time, flex hours. Must have car
& cell phone. Pay rate of $8/hr minimum,
higher for skill & experience. Call 338-7670
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NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER
for 8 & 10 yr old. Help with homework, feed-
ing kids, drive kids to activities and house
cleaning. Call 352-372-3993 10-6-3-14

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

THE BAGEL BAKERY
Now hiring for fall. $6.757hr for linework-
ers; $8/hr for bakers. Flexible schedules.
Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110
10-10-5-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

IN HOME CHILDCARE NEEDED
for 4 month old. Prev. exp w/infants a MUST.
Please send experience, references & avail-
ability to babyg8r@gmail.com. Flexible hours
and competitive pay. 10-11-5-14


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CLASSIC CARWASH
3010 SWArcher Road.
NOW HIRING GUYS AND GALS.
10-18-10-14
HALLOWEEN STORE
sales clerk and promo positions available.
Directly across from Campus. Stop by or call
375-6462 NINA's Costumes 10-9-3-14
NANNY JOBS
Six jobs available in Gainesville NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency 376-5008
10-25-15-14
HOPE HOrses helping PEople
seeks horse-exp Asst. Farm Mgr; housing
for indiv and one horse provided.
Visit Horseshelpingpeople.org for info.
10-11-5-14
Wanted- Physical, occupational, and speech-
language therapists for equine-assisted ser-
vices at HOPE-HOrses helping PEople.
VISIT Horseshelpingpeople.org
10-11-5-14
Now hiring for ALL positions at
BOTH ZAXBY'S LOCATIONS
Contact Boris @ 338-0555 (Archer Road) &
Mike @ 376-8700 (43rd Street) 10-18-10-14
HOMEWORK COACH WANTED
for bright, very nice 8 yr-old boy in 3rd grade.
HasADHD & delayed visual perception & fine
motor skills. Flex hrs. Mon-Th & Sun. Email
elderme06@yahoo.com or call 331-8163
10-18-10-14


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PT DRIVING VEHICLES $8/HR
Must have good driving record. Call 352-373-
7535 10-12-5-14

FIVE STAR PIZZA
PIZZA MAKERS & DELIVERY DRIVERS
Must be available to work late nights & week-
ends. Apply in person at 2300 NW 39th Ave
10-13-6-14.

BIRKENSTOCK
Sales asscociates needed. Looking for fun,
outgoing, and responsible people. Flexible
hours, computer and web experience a plus!
Located in the Oaks Mall Plaza. Please
call 331-5008 or come by for an application!
10-12-5-14

ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO HAUL
FLOWERS? ClassATeams or Solos wanting
to team. Home Weekly. Top Pay & Benefits.
Call (800)428-0343. 9-6-1-14

Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS for
Central Florida Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. 9-6-1-14

DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE IT!
Solo, teams, owner operators, company
drivers, students, recent grads, regional,
dedicated, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be
21. CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778,
www.driveforcrst.com. 9-6-1-14


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$57K/yr Avg Minimum Pay? Our services
can help you prepare for the Postal Battery
Exam,'Find Out Howl Call Today For More
Information... (800)584-1775 Ref Code
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Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through
the government PT No Experience. Call
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W21. 9-6-1-14
DATA ENTRY! Work From Anywhere.
Flexible Hours. Personal Computer
Required. Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
700. 9-6-1-14
We have drivers projected to earn $56,000
this year! How much will YOU earn?
How much will YOU earn? Home weekly!
HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953
www.heartlandexpress.com.: 9-6-1-14


Driver- Now Hiring OTR & Local Drivers
*Earn $4,000 in bonuses your 1st year* New
Equipment *Premium Pay Package We
Care About Our Drivers! (877)882-6537.
9-6-1-14
SEEKING QUALITY LOG HOME
MANUFACTURER? Original Old Timer
Log Homes Needs Dealers in Your Area.
Protected Territory, High Commissions,
Stability/Support. Contact Mr. Henry
(800)467-3006 www.oldtimerloghomes.com.
9-6-1-14

Services

IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 12-6-72-15
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life' regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15


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

EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
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Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
12-6-72-15

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

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


* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
* Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English 0
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
466-4060 12-6-72-15


***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQ
-Specializing in African-Americ
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twis
Healthy hair specialist. Call Tames
377-0026 or 514-3086. 5 SE 12th
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positions at both Gainesville locations.

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IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15

MATH TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
10-20-50-15

MATH TUTOR UF Masters
Call for appt. Leave Message 376-2351.
Beginner to Advanced $26/hr. Hank Wilcox
10-9-20-15 .,

k*BRAZILIAN WAXING**
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352-375-3145 0 352-376-6008
10-26-20-15
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DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established
1977.*-6-1-15

AIRLINE MECHANIC Rapid training for
high paying Aviation Career. FAA predicts
severe shortage. Financial aid if qualify Job
placement assistance. CALL AIM (888)349-
5387. 9-6-1-15


ffd Health Services

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)

All Women's Health Center
ABORTION
Free Pregnancy Test.
RU-486 Available
378-9191
www.abortiongainesville.com
12-6-72-16

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed.-Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
12-6-72-16

THE TRUEYOUI
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
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12-6-72-16

ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486) .
IV Sedation, Student Discount
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com
12-6-63-16

Ladies, get fit, get fun, get nature! l
Ride San Felasco bicycle trails with Don as
your guide! Tighten up and lighten up! Only
$2 entnce fee. Call 352-215-7987
*Soi,' filled up! Call for Waiting List.*
10-18-25-16

Need an Affordable Dentist in Gainesvillel
Ocala? I can help you find a one and save up
to 80% on all dental procedures. Guaranteed!
11.95 for individuals/19/95 for entire house-
hold. Visit: www.everyonebenefits.com/
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Discounts are not insurance! 10-6-10-16

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
GET THE FACTS. GET TESTED FOR HIV
NATIONAL
LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY
Latinos continue to be affected, representing
1/5 of HIV/AIDS cases in our country.

FREE HIV TESTING DAY
(You do not need to be Latino)
Confidential HIV counseling & testing
Using the new OraQuick Advance
finger stick test wait only 20 mins for result
Monday October 16th from 5-8pm
The Alachua County Health Dept
224 SE 24th St. 352-334-7960
Call to schedule your FREE test.
Other health info & screening also available
10-16-10-16

THE GREATEST VITAMIN: We use the
highest grade of whole food vitamins,
chelated mineral, probiotics and vegetable
enzymes all in one vitamin. We also have
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A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple long to share their
love with your child. Stay at home mom &
prof dad promise a happy & secure future.
Expenses paid. Call our attorney, Stan
Brennx BAR #260101. Confidential.
1-800-362-9660
10-26-15-16


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*N Typing Services

SAME DAY SERVICE: transciption, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677.
10-17-10-17


WRI Personals

ANONYMOUS
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
GUNS!GUNS!GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
12-6-72-18
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
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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-


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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-


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his mother. Nelson finally returned
to Coffeyville at his mother's insis-
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ADVANCE, from page 39

eyed.
"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,'
Estopinan said.
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
;same night.
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
backing down."
Needless to say, "Getting up for this game won'tbe a problem,"
Siler said.


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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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sure no one gets in his son's way, even if it means
writing nasty e-mails to his son's co-workers.
Also leading off with a 36-14 record is master
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letproof vest is his pink shirt and whose radiance
is his hair-straightener.
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Gators hope to graze on Bulldogs in 'Cow Barn'


By JOSH ARMSTRONG
Alligator Writer
"?, jarmstrong@alligator.org

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.
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site hitter Amber McCray.
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enter the arena, officially named Newell-


Grissom Building.
"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
there."
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hardwood.
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
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Drive," Coach Mary Wise said. "They're that
far off the end line."
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MSU, as Bulldogs setter/outside hitter Eva
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player. But the player receiving most of those
serves, freshman libero Elyse
Cusack, is not intimidated.
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rallies], so I think it will make the game a little


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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-
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"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."
Competition within
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
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spend all my time on," Goodwin said. "Then
as soon as I walk through the practice gates,
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"You watch her play she makes
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because [while she's] making ev-
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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-
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Fraine admits that she would like to start
but still has great admiration for Goodwin and
her abilities.
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thing look so easy," Fraine said. "Which is
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"Even looking back now, I can't believe
that I did it," she said. "And I am still doing it
now, but it just broadens my horizons to what
I'm capable of. This program, this university
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my capabilities."
You'd think that after going through that
this summer, she'd be off her game. Not even
cose.
Goodwin has compiled 33 saves so far and
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Fraine has struggled somewhat.
The backup has allowed. 1.18 goals per
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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
Russian Roulette."
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.
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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.
ADVANTAGE: LSU


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.
ADVANTAGE: LSU


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.
ADVANTAGE: UF


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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.
ADVANTAGE: LSU
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SPECIAL TEAMS
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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ALLIGATOR
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Picks


Column


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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
name."
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
game?
"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
this crap."
Apparently, only the owner can
devulge such top-secret informa-
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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
lanastasis@alligator.org

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.
broke down.
"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
lanastasis@alligator.org

The long-winded and still-con-
fusing Marcus Thomas saga ended
Thursday with a press release.
The All-Southeastern
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,


Thomas was
indefinitely
suspended for
failing a second
school-adminis-
tered drug test.
,, However, his
mother, Sheila
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
program."


- 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
season.


MLB playoffs
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Yankees 3

Cardinals 2
Padres 0


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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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2, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 News Today. WHAT'S HAPPENING FRIDAY Gator Gallop Percy Beard Track at James G. Pressly Stadium, 11 a.m. Annual Homecoming 2-mile foot race. $15 registration. 83rd Annual Homecoming Parade 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. Gator Growl Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 7p.m. Comedians Jim Gaffigan and Gabriel -Iglesias perform at what is billed as the nation's largest student-run pep rally SATURDAY Alumni Barbecue Stephen C. O'Connell Center, 1p.m. UF family and friends enjoy food and music as the Alumni EDIIN Team Rosters! Opponent Features! Gator Features! Color Photos! and much more! aIu it a 44 alllgi*tor FORECAST TODAY SUNNY 92/63 SATURDAY SUNNY.' 84/55 Association and the Florida football team celebrate their 100-year anniversary. Tickets are $10. Football Game Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, 3:30 p.m. 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 said. For dubgoers' safety, extra officers will be stationed downtown, where Kameg said turnout SUNDAY SUNNY 81/55 MONDAY -ill SUNNY 83/58 TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 86/61 will probably hinge upon the final score in Saturdays 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, officers have experience with crowds. 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The Independent Florida Alligator. will he closed from I11 am2pm Today, Friday 10/6 for the Home Coming Parade the independent florida alligator UF ResponseCard Swap Get the latest ResponseCard "clicker' technology! AO0 Tuming Technologies and Thomson will be facilitating a ResponseCard swap on the UF campus Monday, Oct 9th thru Friday, Oct 13th. ALL students with a TurningPointlResponseCard RF.remote are REQUIRED to swap their old remote for a new remote EVEN if you just bought it for the Fall 2006 semester. Everyone with a remote needs to swap. When: Monday, Oct 9th through Thursday, Oct 12th 8:00am to 5:00pm. -Friday, October 13th 8:00am to 12:00pm. Locations where you can swap: -Next the Chemistry Auditorium Room CLB 130. -Reitz Union -Outside at the West Collonade Ground Floor (Near the Wachovia Bank and circular drive).

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 3 Homegrown Sister Hazel will kick off parade, rally ETHE '90S STARS WILL SING NATIONAL ANTHEM TONIGHT. By CHAD SMITH Alligator Writer csmith@alligator.org 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 returning, 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 members 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 rendition of the national anthem. Like three of his bandmates, Block attended UF, but he eamed his degrees elsewhere. Block and his friends formed Sister Hazel in 1993 when they were still UP 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 performing 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 forGroWl mer North-South Drive is now named after a university donor. But, he added, "The more it grows, the more it stays the same. "There's something very comfortable about it," he said. Sister Hazel started out playing at fraternity parties or in the various dubs around town. He and Copeland grew up going to Homecoming events. "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 football games. "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, Tenn. To compromise, the band's manager gave the guys updates, letting them know the game's score from the side of the stage. Sister Hazel, whose sixth fulllength album, "Absolutely," comes out Tuesday, rehearsed for its recording 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. HOMECOMING Student wil offer medical aid while classmatitates party By DREW HARWELL Alligator Writer dharwell@alligator.org 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 medical mission trip with the Heart to Honduras organization. He and a team of medical personnel from South Florida and Indiana will perform surgeries and organize clinics to help the people of a small village called Canchias. He willmainly assistwith stitching wounds during the operations, which will include hernia treatments and gallbladder surgeries. Bernard says he won't mind missing the Homecoming celebration. "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 lifealtering things over there," he said. "I'll 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 organization. On his first day in Haiti, his crew of 17 people hiked five miles to a mountain village 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 gangrenous toes. "I'll have my own little homecoming when I come back to the states." Chris Bernard UF zoology junior 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 exactly 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."

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4, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 By MELISSA HICK fter 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. 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: "Ad k 2006 LIF H Q4 4." To Ak iis familiar with the page scene. The senior nutritional science major, from Orlando, already holds the Black Student Union Homecoming Queen crown and Alpha Phi Alpha Miss Black and Gold title. However, she is more than just a pretty face. "Be comfortable in your own skin," she said. "If you are comfortable in your own skin you can do anything." On campus, she has been involved in Student Government, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Savant, Florida Cicerones and Black Student Union and currently serves as the Student Government Cabinet Director of Health Affairs and as vice president and scholarship chairwoman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She says she has been most proud of her role in SG's agency STAAR, Students Taking Action Against Racism. "When you work hard, people appreciate it," she said. But her involvement is not of Dee field Beach, proves to be just as impressive with her noteworthy distinctions on campus in academics, service and honors. 411 44/4 g4.sL4 '14Weia f4'15'lq' (0C4 4 It4 Kelly Van Buskirk "I'm so honored to be surrounded by so many impressive women," she said. Van Buskirk, a political science and family, youth and community service senior, is involved with such organizations as Student Government, Ideal, Chi Omega Sorority, Dance Marathon, Campus Crusade for Christ and the Florida Cicerones, andserves as membership 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 hours. By participating in service in the Gainesville community she 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 impairment. It rat "ca 4& 4 CO4 .0W4, 444 yo d0 44_54A1 Tolu Adebanjo Despite the overwhelming schedule, her efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has received 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 Program. Adebanjo's involvement in the Homecoming Pageant resolves around her work hard mentality. "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 overseas. Van Buskirk has also traveled to our nation's capital as an intern for the U.S. Congress and Best Buddies. The mission of Best Buddies is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employMent. 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 remarkable 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 said. a senior political science major fro Ormond Beach, also studies East Asian languages and literature. "After graduation I plan to attend law school, focusing on international law," she said. During her time at UF, Vaghaiwalla has already made an impact and encourages others to do the same. "You don't have to get lost in the crowd," she said as she recalls getting involved with organizations as a freshman. "I really enjoy 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 and Service. "Y4K. 4.4ve W~ 41 41 1 4L 610eW4/L -Nina Vaghaiwalla 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 Collegiate Scholars. 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.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5 ALUMNI Perks lure alumnmi cash By ELIZABETH HILLAKER Alligator Writer ehillaker@alligator.org 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 marking 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 membership 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 members 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 membership. "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 dea l to be a Centennial Life member." Katie Seay 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 party 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, carrental services, dry cleaning and restaurants; an electronic newsletter; a subscription to UF alumni magazine Today; and an automatic connection to Gator Clubs. There are nearly 100 Gator Clubs around the world. They organize volunteer activities, throw game-watching parties and provide networking opportunities, Seay said. Students buoy Growl tab By JOEY CHINDAMO Alligator Writer jchindamo@alligator.org 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 "selfsustaining." 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 everything a spectator sees, including the performers, the stage, the fireworks, security and other elements. However, ticket sales are not the only source of revenue that pays for Growl, Fackender said. Corporate sponsors, which include both national companies and local businesses, 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 expects corporate sponsorship totals to increase 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 raunchy 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 flOtf well, but in years where there are uncontrollable circumstances, 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, resulting 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. 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6, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Editorial If you're like most students, you're probably wondering about those people outside. You know who we're talking 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 pity them. 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 independent, they're all trying to remember something they forgot between the minivan, the beer gut and the second mortgage. 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 of. Darts & Laurels First, the sex. We kick things off with a never-beenkissed 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 survey. Is it the abstinence-only health classes? The childhood obesity epidemic? The abysmal state of modern R&B? We don't know. All we know is, we're sick and tired of paying child support. Don't make the same mistakes we did, kids. 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 more. At one point, he might have downed an entire bag of Cool Ranch Doritos. Since then, he's become a minor celebrity, 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 suspicions, 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-notaccessories 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. the independent florida alligator Stephanie Garry EDITOR Ashton Grosz MANAGING EDITOR Jake Ramsey OPINIONS EDITOR Tom Durrenberger Anuradha Pandey EDITORIAL BOARD The Alligator encourages comments from readers. Letters to the editor should not exceed 150 words (ahoot one letter-sized age). They must be tped, doule-spaced and must include the author's eame, classiftoo and phone enreher. Names oill he withheld it the writer shoos jostocaose. We tesetve the tight to edit tot length, grammar, style and lihet. heed letters to ieoorsali"gotor.org, htg them to 1105 W. University Ave., or seed them to Rh. Boo 1d257, Gaieesville, FL 32604-2257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 376-4458. Opinions wgo As Jitb% NW HN I WAS Youg0 AG6,) W HAP TO ?F /S) LPHILL$b'C?/U /N7T/f SNOW ALLIGATOR www.alligator.org/opinions YOU 7AY THATyW HOMWiMINh! FUT I AT 1fT Yd U ZA f' 5TAT AYS. NW I N ?ASTrAWI Column Katherine Harris, the political Avon lady 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 proposing if elected -or, as it fell from her lips, the "Fair Tax." Fair? Is it fair for a lower-class family to pay the same amount of taxes as, say, the Trumps? Yes, we're a capitalist 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 estimates that 80 percent of earners would see their taxes increase 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 percent constitutes a majority. We don't have to bow to an extremist like Harris. Hopefully, lowerand 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' detriments. She has also accepted illegal campaign donations on two occasions. She headed the 2000 presidential votTodd Portnowitz Witz's Wit letters@alligator.org 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 this country was founded on a lie. Harris is proof of the old adage too many wrongs make an extreme rightist. 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 leaders 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 conservation projects. The man used to be an astronaut, for God sakes. I must admit, though -Katherine Harris appears to have spent more time in outer space. Todd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears on Friday. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. Reader response Today's question: If North Korea tests a Thursday's question: Should the nuclear weapon, should U.S. leaders conUnited States build a wall along sider a military response? its border with Mexico? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org 49% YES 51% NO 80 TOTAL VOTES I

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 7 Animal cruelty goes beyond pat6 Lalee Sadighi's Tuesday column, "Give me liver or give me death," is morally appalling. Sadighi acknowledges the cruelty 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 suffering. Sadighi's article does reveal a good point, though -what is the difference between slaughtering other farm animals and producing 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 "delicacy." It is unethical to argue that, because we are not ending all cruelty, we should not end any cruelty. I commend the state of California and the city of Chicago for taking steps to end animal cruelty. Elise Owens UF alumna What's wrong with Adderall? "Prescription drug abuse rampant among college students," Ryan Hagaman's Tuesday column, drew more than one erroneous conclusion. For 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 intellectual 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 create an unfair disadvantage for students who are unable to drink caffeine? 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 press I strongly Burroughs' which sug drinking is cause it's ill Amanda Netzler 4LS sure makes us drink y disagree with Daniel Wednesday column, tested that underage popular merely beegal. The prevalence of underage drinking at UF is the result of social factors such as stress, peer pressure and a desire for a sense of belonging among young students. The argument that underage 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 reflected this panic. Applying the "Pandora's box" theory to underage alcohol consumption is a naive. Burroughs is only fooling himself. Erik Voss iLS Director should have cut video Sure, John Hall's unusual business -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 something? In my opinion, the director should have stopped recording Hall's lecture when it became apparent 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 the Internet. 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 administrators at UF would, use better judgment in maintaining a professional atmosphere in the classroom -instead of turning one incident into a circus. Amanda McKenzie 3JM Tough questions for diplomat If Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador who spoke in Gainesville this week, really wants "a peaceful resolution" to the endless Arab-Israeli conflict, than why does Syria support Hamas and Hezbollah, two known terrorist groups? Another question: Why did the Arabic Cultural Association and the UF International Center sponsor Moustapha's visit to Gainesville? He represents a government that supports terrorists. I hope the two UF organizations that invited him aren't endorsing Moustapha's views. Justin Brand SFCC student

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8, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Car influx causes delays *GAINESVILLE POLICE PREDICT 40,000 MORE CARS ON THE ROADS. By DOMINICK TAO Aligator Writer dtao@alligator.org 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 estimates 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 working." 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 opposite direction to just sit tight for a couple extra minutes when they get caught at long traffic lights. "It's one of the busiest weekends of the year." Kejth Kameg GPD spokesman With on-campus parking usually full hours before kickoff, many game-day visitors end up paying a premium for private, off-campus parking spots. For $6, the Gainesville Regional Transit System offers its "Gator Aider" park-and-ride round-trip service from the UF Hilton to the Oaks Mall and 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. Holiday sweeps area By ALEJANDRA CANCINO Alligator Writer acancino@ufl.edu After 20 years of working at UF, Melody Trapani will finally get a paid Homecoming holiday. UF has historically given its employees half a day to participate in Homecoming activities. This year, the university is paying them for a full day off. "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 close 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. 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10, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 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 director for Gator Growl 2006, kicked off setup for the pep rally immediately after the game concluded. Portnoy, also the technical director for the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, knows the importance of meticulous planning for large events. "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 employees set up stage,'light, audio, video and pyrotechnic equipment. But when the show ends, Portnoy's most daunting work begins. 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 "It's like clockwork," Portnoy said. "Things are very timed." Teams of students in matching T-shirts -the red team handles pyrotechnics, while the blue team deals with lighting -are assigned to take Student employees from the Stephen C. O'Connell Center construct the stage early Monday morning at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for tonight's Gator Growl. apart different sections of the set. Workers take precautions to protect the field, wearing tennis shoes and staying on the sidelines as much as possible. After working through the night, Portnoy begins another workday under the aftemoon 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-byminute itinerary of the pep rally since January. Last week, the book was about 75 pages long, and Blinck predicted it would continue growing until the event. The show book allots a minutespecific time slot to every video, performer and voiceover, and it details the lighting and position of each event. 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 the staff. "Right now I'm praying for no rain, but there are always plan B's," she said. The comer office on the third floor of the Reitz Union has become a secondfhome 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 clocked in 12 hours most days. "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," White said.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 M ALLIGATOR, 11 Jokers jumped at Growl opportunity By JESSICA DaSILVA Alligator Writer jdasiiva@alligator.org Jim Gaffigan didn't make one Hot Pockets joke at a press meeting Thursday night -but he did say he gained 30 pounds for his Gator Growl performance. Both Gaffigan and Gabriel Iglesias, tonight's Growl comedians, said they were excited to be performing at the event billed as the world's largest student-run pep rally. 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 conference. According to his Web site, Gaffigan has been featured multiple 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 his home. "He knows how to bring you to that line of inappropriateness and bring you right back." Eric White Gator Growl producer Gaffigan said his six older siblings entered businesses with advanced degrees, but only the family comedian made it into the business magazine. Eric White, producer of Gator Growl, said he chose Gaffigan to make this year's rally a more family-friendly event. "He knows how to bring you to that line of inappropriateness and bring you right back," White said. To balance Gaffigan's act, White said he brought in Iglesias because he was more "interactive and high-energy." The main influences for his ""mussi/ Aligatorbtan 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 "everyday" 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 moved on. "It's cool," he said. "I'm doing Gator Growl, and she's still working 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 check." Web: http://ufedge.eng.ufledu E-mail: ufedge@eng.ufiedu Phone: .877.8UFEDGE UniversIty of Florida E lectronic Delivery of Graduate Engineering

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12, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Upc oods ater to Gator alumni, parents PARENTS SEE SWANKY LIVING AS A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT. By LINDSEY FRANCO Alligator Writer Ifranco@aIigator.org 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 campus, and developers are happy to keep up with the demand. "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 condominium development," said Henry Rabell, a University Comers sales representative. Construction of the University Corners condos, at the corner 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 Corners also offers an option for the more economic buyer: the condo-hotel. With the condo-hotel, the owner signs a contract with a hotel management company, W gagainesvi tife re n ct/ileu, ince Boutique and Art Galery Ad 83 Phon./Fx (888) 379-4849 IGreat Mediterranean Cuisine I which rents out the condo and splits the profit with the owner. Condo-hotels range from the low $200,000s to about $400,000 for larger units, Rabell said. "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 ritzier 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 for them." 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. WORRIED CONFUSED NEED DIRECTION OVER 35 YRS EXPERIENCE Al1k00 Card Reading Reg. $40 Special vises You On Marriage, Business & Love ) 352-38 0-0091 -iu 4-E University Ave. Gainesvile Welcoe 3/.M/) f + 11L W. University Ave I Next to Bank of Amrnca I People like you Donate Plasma. 150 NW 6th St. Gainesville www.dciplasma.com occpaio: CICete Mnaer Special $10 Offer: 'T Hobbies: gardening, aerobics, laying on the beach. 'New Donors -Bring this ad Why onae Plsma for $5 extra on 2nd a 4th For the kids" you never know when a f little one will need it, donation 4;4 Bud Lighf: Pitdhero 4.Jager Bombj5 @ 0 GAMOR5

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 13 Bonfire bonding sparks modern-day Homecoming E HOMECOMING GREW OUT OF A 1923 DAD'S DAY CELEBRATION. By GORDON VAN OWEN Alligator Staff Writer gvanowen@aIigator.org For more than 90 years alumni have been comingback 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, thenUF President Albert Murphree sent a letter to the university's alumni, inviting them back to campus for the football game. Most were unable 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 Swamp to carry his weight in wood to the bonfire. Fireworks were soon added to the event's repertoire. 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 president 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. university tradition. 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 in 1936. The first official parade was held in 1948 and was called "Florida on Parade." The procession started downtown and marched toward campus. Now, UF's annual parade is the largest student-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 state. This year's Homecoming festivities began nearly a month ago and will end tomorrow with the football game against Louisiana State University. Activities for this year include camivals, barbecues, talent showcases, beauty pageants, fireworks and the parade. SEC HOMECOMINGS Rivals'. homecomings mirror Growl on smaller scale By RENE PEREZ Alligator Contributing Writer While many students at UF have been reliving the Homecoming tradition 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, finished its homecoming festivities last month. The events included a 5K race, camival, pep rally and the football game, said Angela Kopynec, marketing chairwoman for LSU's homecoming week. "Some students went with traditional superhero themes," she said. "However, we also wanted to highlight the fact that a lot of LSU students helped out after Hurricane Katrina." LSU's homecoming week culminated 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. 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14, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY Colbert to headline FSU pep rally, Gators jealous By CHAD SMITH Alligator Writer csmith@aIlligator.org Whether on the field or onthe 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 to perform. General admission tickets sold out in three days, said PowWow director John Kruszewski. That was the fastest PowWow sellout he could recall. "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 honorary, is sponsoring the pep rally. The total budget of the event is about $500,000. -To 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, Kruszewskisaid. Wite saidhe anticipates Growl's crowd to number 40,000. Despite attendance differences, Colbert's scheduled performance has a few Colbert Gators a little jealous. Erica Naess, 22, a recent UF English graduate, 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 young children. White expects Gaffigan to take his act "right to edge of inappropriateness" and bring it right back. SATURDAY AFTERNOONS IN-OFFIC WHITENINGS FOR A DAZZLING SMILE ON SAT NIGHT 3 WAYS TO GET BRIGHTER: THE STUDENT SPECIAL THE GRADUATE or get a Ph.D. in Smile-ology DIAL D-R-S-M-I-L-E PRESs 44 .50fe&" 13a stwe Dr. Bruce Larrick, DDS 201 SE 2.dI PL 'Nx oSams &Hp 372 0455 *Service *Repair Foreign -NDomestic Alternators -NStarters Discount Prices As Low As $21.95 /FREE ELECTRICAL CHECK./ With Purchase 508 8th Ave. E ART H VE TS Located Next Door to Earth Pets HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICINE &-ACUPUNCTURE (352)332 uNIVERSITY % OF FLORIDA BENEFITING PEACEFUL PATHS DOMESTIC ABUSE NETWORK Sunday, October 22nd, 2006 Commuter Lot, Gale Lemerand Dr. Registration begins at 8:30 am $15 before October 16, $20 after Registration forms and more information available at www.ufpanhelienic.com SUBS SO FAST YOU'LL FREAK JIMMY JIMMY 2220 SW ARCHER RD. -352.271.7600 JOHNS 1724 W. UNIVERSITY AVE. -352.375.7222 COM 4319 NW 6th St. A trfe352-372-6258 11CM COUSO RP I i5-5LHHH ait th 3,,ak.te Uto 50ay. GOLQ # e7 xm,/oo914 9/r/ Conenetly located for all of your aollisioan apair oeeds. Student discount for non-insurance repairs WOL' RAT EST SAND WICHDLVR. -Wwwwwwww ----------------mr @2006 JIMMY JOHN'S FRANCHISE. INC. Sin" 1983

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 15 At $15,00 Gator Growl fireworks spare nothing By JESSICA DaSILVA Alligator Writer jdasilva@alligator.org 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 astronauts," Reitano said. "I wanted to shoot fireworks." Today, Reitano is a general manager of the Florida branch of Pyrotecnico, a company that organizes fireworks shows for events like football games -or Gator Growl, billed as the world's largest student-run pep rally. Reitano facilitates the production 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, hundreds of different types of fireworks are used, he said. "Gator Growl uses almost every type of firework designed," he said. "We don't really leave anything out for this particular type of show." Growl producer Eric White said Friday night's fireworks show cost about $15,000. 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 computer systemand the sound track. The Super Bowl is another large-scale event that utilizes all three of Pyrotecnico's Gator mainbranches, Reitano Qrowg said.Fireworks production requires so much dangerous labor that most fireworks are built in China where there are fewer safety regulations, he said. "There's always a bottom-line danger of working with explosives," he said. But he added that he has never experienced any serious accidents, especially since the process of shooting fireworks has become safer. "Gator Growl uses almost every type of firework designed. We don't really leave anything out for this particular type of show." Chris Reitano pyrotechnician Today, a computer system and an audio booth tell modules to light the ignition source on a firework using electric matches. The controlled explosion propels 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 dangerous." "Comdo ComvcrsiomT" Latin Vilage Cafe Who are they kIdding? Breakfast and Lunch Why purchase an old apartment when Mon-Fri 7=30am to 3pM you can buy a RANiD NEW Sat 1 1:30am to 4pm townhome in a re5ort-style community for under $1 90,000? Prices start at $155,0001 I ,200 to I,800 square feet; Two t three bedroom plan; No emmer has5le hlvinri; Amenitie5 galore; G eRP [rnent New construction aroma! Min bies 52 years. & IaII frsta October 26 6 .m. to 8 p.m. Included Features Nine-foot/vaulted ceilminJs -Ceing fans in bedrooms Sound barrier walls GE ap'hances -Two-car garage SPrivate courtyard/lorch Amenities -Gbmmerinc pool -Tennis basketball court fitness center Clubhouse Lawn maintenance -Homeowners insurance Sorrento is located less than six miles from UF on a major KTS bus line off of N.W. 53rd Avenue between N.W. I 3th Street and N.W. 34th Street. Sorrento Welcome Center 2 181 N.W 52nd Place 352-374-49 10 Sales@emmergroup.com www.emmergroup.com Find your calling. Alligator Classifieds. [352]373.FIND alligaior ~uiI~r~tWO deTALWAP M ~ :1 The best value meal for your dollar. Guaranteed! 2017NE 27th Ave. North East industrial Parl IT'S SO SIMPLE. LACOST E ( Republic I a moss OPEN ATE -6678 .MED MEN S FASH ON Oc.THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN GAINESVILLE TO SHOP FOR BIG CrTY BRANDS jiffy Lube Signature Services Oil Change The Well-Oiled Mlachine For More information log onto: www.jiffylubesoutheast.com Finance$ not addling.up0? 500 plasma donors needed now! New donors earn $70* this week! *includes tetanus shot bonus ifqualifed Qualified specialty donors earn over $900* in three months. *payment amountsepending upon donation frequsency & progrm Must have valid n alonwh noo SS and local residency. Wal-ins = o appointment necessay. fNABI SIP4RAETCL I

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16, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 ELECTIONS 2006 Tai gaters vie for votes By DOMINICK TAO Alligator Writer dtao@alligator.org 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 in-town this weekend. "A UF football game is actually an opportunity 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 using Gator game days as campaign opportunities 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. 'Classic Carwash --dI 3010 SW Arhr Rd. 374-927_ JAMES PERSE TR I NA TUR K 352.271.5624 3832 Newberry Rd. Suite I A Gainesville, FIL 32607 "He was out onArcher (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 gameJimDavis 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 workers for both candidates. On Saturday, the Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial 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," he said. Fadale said Homecoming weekend provides 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." Fal e~i4 a 4 <*excludes textboo Parade one of largest By ANDREW TAN Alligator 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 parade and their 12th year participating. Go Their float budget was about $2,500, which doesn't include the charaters' 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 volunHomecoming teeringtohelp. 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 water-pumping station, Boulware Springs Waterworks, on the other side. Stone said organizers have worked hard this year. "The parade is just an amazing time," Stone said. without going broke! Like always. Like never before. R1 SATURNOfGAINESVILLE 3737 North Main Street, Gainesville Tel: (352) 395-6300 www.saturnofgainesville.com .~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Frenzy le -k5 ----5/ I

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 17 Free beer, clean toilets lure fans to student lawns By NICOLE SAFKER Alligator Contributing Writer It may seem like a regular tailgate party: kegs of beer, drunken people throwing a football around and the smell of hamburgers on the grill. For some UF students, however, it's business as usual -and a profitable business, at that. These students have been selling gameday parking on their properties, cashing in on the influx of out-of-town fans battling for the notoriously sparse parking in Gainesville. 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 Northwest 25th Street before the football game Saturday afternoon. He advertises his parking with homemade cardboard signs along his block and in front of his house, and he also has an advertisement on the popular online classifieds 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 customers. Some people provide additional perks, like free beer and clean restrooms, in hopes of enticing customers, but many fans consider price and proximity the biggest draws. Residents closer to campus can charge more for the convenience of their locations, 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 said. Near the stadium before the UF football game against the University of Kentucky, a cole Safker / Alligator sign advertising $20 parking beckoned fans at his house on to "help support school, books, girls, beer." This sign belonged to sport management senior Michael Bush and economics senior Corey Marshall, who rent neighboring houses at 2256 and 2260 W. University Ave. They have been selling game-day parking 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 sales. 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. We_ Although both of these locations 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 ordinance. "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 enforcement 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 allowed to under the ordinance, he said. "Neighborhoods were active in helping design this ordinance," Garrett said. IP A."-2> k '.4 ~2 168,894 FLAVOR COMBINATIONS. ISA 4,-

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18, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 OFF THE AVENUE Pregame rituals-numb nerves W A en you think of a football player, you think Size, speed, strengths, weaknesses, perforV mance 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, TI. 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 listens 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. Imagine7Gilad 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 Marily 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 thr&e hours before kickoff. Now, I haven't taken a bath since elementary school, but I imagine it's pretty relaxing. tnowitz Another common technique is visualization. Moss imagines making big plays while sipping Gatorade. 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. Advanced Hair Removal Skin Institute Bridging the Gap Between Day Spa &Dermatology Laser Hair Removal I Microdermabrasion .6lectrolysis off products >1 352.331.6797 Tower Hill OfficePark o 7550 W University Ave. Suite C FRI: k~eaZ tne LioCK Live DJ 8-1 OPIVi Free Euffet 7pm-Spm 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, Lamofli, 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 performed 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 opportunity to share my voice with everyone." In preparation for her performance tonight of "Tom" by Natalie Imbruglia, Lamolli has warmed up her vocals each day, taken vocal lessons twice a week and rehearsed twice a week with guitarists. "I really just pray that we put on a fantastic show," she said. Monday, October 16, 2006 Rundate Monday, October 23, 2006 Reach over 50,000 readers, looking for new apartments, condos, furniture, appliances, household items and much more! This section is for display ads onlyo run a classified ad on 10/23/06 in our daily ciassifieds, please call 373-463. Call your sales rep today! 376-4482 *1-4 Wl? in~form. you decide. r A Deadline.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 19 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 football 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 stadium." As a concession worker at Ben Hill Griffin Spotlightonthe Stadium, Smith hasn't missed a single home 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 of 16. "I've been in the same part of the stadium -the northwest corner of the Swamp -since I began," Smith said. "And it's a lot of fun seeing my closest friends for so many years." 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 Urban Meyer. "When I read this it brought a tear to my eye," Smith said. Coach Meyer is quite familiar with Smith. 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 audience applauded." Smith is also well-known around Gainesville. After home football games, and often during the week, Smith collects 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 aluminum 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 vacation when I went up to Detroi to see my family," Smith said. Collecting aluminum cans Tim Hussin / Alleator Staff 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, "When you are in a business like referring to the 1997 Ford Ranger I am, you need breaks along the XLT that he purchased in part with way," he said. his money from aluminum cans. Smith also receives support However, Smith cannot do it from shoppers at Publix, his weekalone. day workplace, and from Trinity Many people in the community United Methodist Church, where collect aluminum cans on his behalf he has been a member for 24 years and Smith picks them up regularly and serves as the official church greeter. "I always try to do the best job I possibly can, no matter what the circumstances might be," Smith said. He said he applies the same mindset at fMotball games. "Rain, sleet, snow or whatever -I want to do a good job."

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20, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Caring Hands Octavian Cantilli / Alligator UF's Brittni Goodwin is working her way through nursing school while trying to keep her starting spot as goalie. Goalie nurses full schedule By BRIAN STEELE Alligator Writer bsteele@alligator.org It's 8:30 in the morning, and Brittni Goodwin walks into her nursing lecture 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 inquisitive glances: Why is Goodwin already sweating? Shouldn't she have used the early morning hours for studying? Maybe. But that's only for the conventional nursing student. Goodwin is far from that. Defying the typical path of the sports management major -a common choice among student athletes -Goodwin has ventured on perhaps the most rigorous academic path possible: nursing school. Not to mention, she's also the starting goalkeeper for the No. 21 UF soccer team. Let's recap: Student athlete at one of the nation's largest public universities. Nursing school. Starting goalkeeper. Member of a nationally ranked soccer program. Call it a hunch, but she doesn't have time for Saturday morning cartoons anymore. Most goalkeepers are worried about their next save. Goodwin, however, is worried about the next life she may need to save someday. "It's imperative, now that schoolwork is even more precise and refined," she said. "I have to utilize every extra minute outside of soccer now. "It's true -before in my undergrad [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 tiers now." Hakuna Matata Watching Goodwin rock out and bob her head to Kiss' "Rock and Roll All Nite" during pre-practice warmups showcases her exuberant yet laid-back personality. Instead of being overwhelmed with her schedule, Goodwin is -as put by backup goalie Katie Fraine -just "chilling." To the point where it even annoys teammates. "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 chilling. "[But at the same time], I'm like, '[We're still] fighting for everythidng. "' 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 players, Goodwin showed no shame. She was the first player ever to incorporate props and costumes into the routine. UF coach Becky Burleigh called her goalie "insane" afterward. Strong support Beyond the needles of nursing school and the looming comer kicks of soccer, there's something that helps Goodwin get through it all: her family She said her sister, Gina, who is enrolled in law school at UF, is a huge morale boost. 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 .SEE SOCCER, PAGE 35

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22, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 CORNERBACK Steve Tannen (67-69) Lito Sheppard (99-01) SAF ETY Louis Oliver (85-88) Lawrence Wright -(93-96) LINEBACKER Alonzo Johnson w~ ermawhaa (81-85) 1 021 David Little (77-80) Sammy Green (72-75) SAFETY Bruce Bennett (63-65) Walter Mayberry (35-37) LINEBACKER '''Jeen'K ars= Ralph Ortega (72-74) DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE TACKLE Jac Youn ood llis Johnson (68-70) (91-94) Kevin Carter David Galloway ( 91-94)(77-80), WIDE RECEIVER TACKLE GUARD Carlos Alvarez Charlie LaPradd Jeff Zimmerman (69-71) (50-52) (83-86) Cris Collinsworth David Williams Larry Gagner (7-8)(8-8)(63-65) CENTER Jeff Mitchell (93-96) Cal Dixon (8891 QUARTERBACK HALFBACK Danny Wuerffel Emmitt Smith (93-96) (87-89) -Steve Spurrier Errict Rhett (64-66) (90-93) KICKER PUNTER Judd Davis Don Chandler (92-94) (54-55) Jeff Chandler Ray Criswell (98-01) (82-85) DEFENSIVE TACK Brad Culpeppe (88-91) John Barrow Bi LE DEFENSIVE END r Alex Brown (98-01) Huey Richardson GUARD TACKLE TIGHT END urton Lawless Lomas Brown Dale Van Sic (72-74) (81-84) (27-29) CGyennis Jason Odom Fergie Fergus (66-68) (92-9 (391) kel on WIDE RECEIVER Wes Chandler (74-77) Ike Hilliard FULLBACK Larry Dupree (62-64) John L. Williams (82-86) HEAD COACH Steve Spurrier (90-01) Ray Graves (60-69) 2 t ~r~1 ~2>2) (~t ~ ( 2 N ~ Kim Wilmath /.Alligator Staff CORNERBACK Jarvis Williams (84-87) Fred Weary (94-97) U.F DEPTH Cw=HfRT

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Luxury Poolside One Bedroom Alarm*Walk-in closet*Pets OK Stay Out Late & Walk Home!, Call today-don't wait! 338-0002 12-6-72-2 *SUN ISLAND APTO **Walk or Bike t6 Campus** 1-1 from $500/moO@2-1 from $550/mo www.sunisland.infoGOS376-6720 12-6-72-2 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! Beautiful Pools/Courtyards! 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 lv message 12-6-72-2 1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING! FREE UF PARKING Pool, tennis, bball, alarm WE LOVE PETS! 376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com 12-6-72-2 Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 second walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish. Short term available. Private Owner. $595up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2 *NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY NEAR PERFECT!* 1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH Close to UF!*Gated*24hr*Gyrn*Tanning Leasing for FALL 377-2777 12-6-72-2 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 12-6-72-2 ** ELLIE'S HOUSES ** Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 1-8-168-2 3BR HOUSE AT UF W/D Hook ups, carport $950 a mo. Pets welcome. Large backyard, dining room area. Open Weekends 371-7777 12-6-72-2 There's no place like home! Make us yours! 1BR*2BR*3BR TH*Furn. Avail. Cable*Gated*Sauna*24hr Gym*Tanning *Close to UF!*Leasing for Springl*335-4455 12-6-72-2 ""NOW Leasing" HUGE 2BRs available Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF Bball*Fitness*Pool*Pets OK Call 373-1111 12-6-72-2 Spring Leases Available 2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym Roommate match! All the extras! Call for specials 377-2801 12-6-72-2 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 12-6-72-2 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 12-6-72-2 SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER HUGE 1, 2, & 3BR Available January 1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly 377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com 12-6-72-2 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 12-6-72-2 STUDIO APT 60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2 rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 126-72-2 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, theywon't last long*372-0400 12-6-72-2 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 12-6-72-2 ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS! Great bargains on 1BR units! $100 off first month's rent!! Great location, price & size! Only a few left! Ask about other specials Call today! 376-1248 12-6-72-2 2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING! Pool, tennis, bball, alarm Free UF Parking! 376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com 12-6-72-2 MINUTES FROM UF!!! 313's from only $405 per Bdrm 414's from only $374 per Bdrm FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWflME FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses 336-3838 TheLandingsUF.com Convenient Bus Route! 12-6-72-2 January Availability! Affordable 1 BRs Pets OK*FREE parking by UF www.spanishtrace.org 373-1111 12-6-72-2 FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES! Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft. FREE gym membership and FREE cable! 352-332-7401 12-6-72-2 *AVOID UPSTAIRS NEIGHBORS* 2BRI2BA LUXURY Flat FREE Tanning, W/D, Huge 24 hr. gym, PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly, All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show, Filling fast for Fall 377-2777 12-6-72-2 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 Pl. $550-$625. Short lease avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099 10-19-51-2 Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo, gated, walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, partial 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 Pl. 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 patio, 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, carpet & 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/ltennis/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 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-29-2 1st MONTH FREE @ Capstone Quarters, furnished 2 BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer, $750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd #404N Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealesatat.com 10-6-29-2 WALK TO UF! 1st month free! 3BR 1 BA house, wood floors, Carport, w/d hookups, $995/rent, 126 NW 10th Street Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-29-2 Campus Edge 3BR/2.5BA FREE RENT until 1/1/07 With a year lease $1250/mo 20+ Properties Available! www.Bosshardtpm.com 352-371-2118 12-6-60-2 All new 3/2 apt in NW with washer/dryer, pool. 24 hr fitness. $1100 month. Main bus line. 1.5 miles to UF. Call Mike Hastings, REALTOR, Dawn Realty 352-538-1092 10-11-20-2 4BR/1BA "Blossom House" $700/mo. Close to UF. Cent H/AC, enclosed porch, large fenced yard, pet friendly. See photos at www.rentalworkshop.com. Call 352-870-0904, 352-318-4553 10-6-17-2 Walk to UF, 2 bed/i bath, 2 pools, Available today. All new tile, bathroom, kitchen. Cat Friendly. $745/month 262-0444 10-12-20-2 GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 2BA with 2 car carport, w/d hookups, $895/rent 3224 NW 48th Place Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-15-2 5 MINS TO SHANDS/UF -2BR 1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent, w/d hookups, new flooring Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525 www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-6-15-2 HANDS AREA 2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call 386-328-6229, lv 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 lv mssg. 10-6-13-2 Budget Living in Style Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now Pool, Tennis, @ W/D Pets Friendly 377-7401 mww.boardwalkapt-com 12-6-72-2 Beautiful, Historic Baxter House 2 blocks from campus near campus town at 1013 SW 4th Avenue, 4 large BR/2BA, wood floors, walls staircase, barrel ceilings, fireplace, sunny enclosed porch, OW, W/D, sew HA/C. $530/month per person + utilities. 352-275-1259 or ATucker458@aol.com 10-6-10-2 Bellamy Forge 2/1.5, clean, new kit/baths, W/D, pool, tennis, pest, water inc. & more. 1st-last, -sec. No pets, smoke free. $900/mo. 352-495-0101 10-9-11-2 1 BR apartment private gated courtyard. 2 miles from Shands & VA. Pets arranged. 352-377-2150 10-23-20-2 Classifieds. Continued on next page.

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24, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 For Rent,~s7 t~ unfurnished," Historic Baxter House 1013 SW 4th Avenue Lotated 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, sunroom, and is alarm system ready. Available immediately for $2,120/month + utilities Cal Ioday and ask for Bob Tucker at 2751259 Email: ATucker458@aol.com 10-1010-2 Live in Luxury *Leasing Now and Jan!* 2/2*3/3*4/4 Ind. Lease* All Inclusive 373-9009 12-6-42-2 BRAND NEW EXTRA LARGE 2BR/2BA condo for rent. Avail now! Off Archer Road & 34th Street. $900/mo. Call 352-745-6938 10-17-15-2 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 atmosphere; great experience. 352-591-2474 10-16-10-2 1 AND 2BR APTS avail in downtown historic district. Ceiling fans. Central heat/air. No dogs. First, last, sec. 378-3704 10-24-15-2 Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec. 1st Near campus in quiet residential area Great for young prof/grad student No pets. Email cool.apt@hotmail.com for pictures and more info. 10-11-5-2 NANTUCKET WALK Walk to UF Luxury 212 condos MODEL NOW OPEN For Sale or Lease Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street www.nantucketwalk.com 386-462-7179 10-20-11-2 LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL. NOW 2/1 Apts., less than a 5 min. walk to campus, bus routes, off street parking. $520$600. 338-2769 / 494-1188 10-12-5-2 Subteases Looking to sublease wholeunit: 2BR/2.5BA beautiful luxury townhouse apt @ Hampton Oaks. Can move in this Oct. Free last month rent, just pay sublease transfer fee. If interested call (352) 333-9765. 10-11-14-3 ASINGLE BEDAPARTMENT PRACTICALLY ON CAMPUS!!l. Windsor Hall, Building B; SW 8th Street and 13th Street. A 20 minute walk to the center of campus and only for $650 a month. Cell Phone 561-901-8335 10-17-10-3 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 10-13-7-3 mates, Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Cobblestone 377-2801 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-6-72-4 Female roommate for one/two female UF students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second walk to UF. Old house charm with all amenities. Avail Now. $400 -up. 352-538-2181.Lv message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4 2 females looking for 3rd in 3BR/3BA condo in prime residential area. 15 min from UF. Close to Park & Ride. Large kitchen & living rms. Patio. Internet, cable TV, W/D, community pool. $425/mo 727-399-0574 10-24-35-4 Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse near NW 39th Ave and 42nd St. Pools, tennis, and DSL. $450, utilities included. No pets. $424 for 1g., $375 for small rm 363-0143 or email robertwaelder@bellsouth net 10-6-17-4 1BR/1 BA MASTER BR in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent $400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email yttek@hotmail.com 10-9-15-4 Female to share 2BR/2BA Campus Edge Condo. Steps from UF. Full kitchen, W/D, new carpet & paint, handicap accessible, pool, gym. $450/mo + util. 352-328-5981 10-10-15-4 Female roommates needed in condo I 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 lv 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 priviledges pvt BA. Double closet, funished w/trundle bed, dresser, TV, W/D, NS, 1st, & last. $375/mo +1/3 utils. & cable TV. $100 sec. deposit & refs req. Avail 10/1 384-0111 or 692-4448 10-6-9-4 Male student needs 2 roommates in the Greenwich Green Apts. SW 39th Blvd, close to UF & SFCC. 3BR/2BA semi-furn, incl W/ D, cable, DSL. Very good cond, $450/mo incl utils. Call 386-931-1944 or 386-437-2918 10-11-10-4 15MOST WANTED Walk to UF! Efficiency apt in beautiful vintage home 1.5 blocks from campus, AC, W/D, full kitchen, no lease necessary. $325/mo +util. 352-375-1474, 352-367-9128 10-6-5-4 ROOMMATE WANTED 3BR/2BA house. $450/mo. Near campus. For info call 305-525-6469 10-17-10-4 Parker Road Baptist Church 3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr. James Jackson, Interim Pastor 3324991. 9:45 Sunday School Worship @ 11am & 6pen Wednesday Worship @ 7pm. 6:45pm Youth WOW First Baptist Church First Baptist Church 425 W University Avenue. Sunday: Bible Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 & 11:00, College Monday Night Meals www.fbcgainesville.net Antioch Baptist Church 3612 NW 177th Ave. (386) 46212768 Dr. Jim Leftwich. Come worship with us! Sunday Bible Study at 9:45am Worship Service 11am, Wednesday Service 6:45 pm Christian Study Center of Gainesville Offering classes, lectures, cinema, reading groups, and more. Home of Pascal's coffee house. Monday-Friday 7:30am-midnight 112 NW 16th St.-379-7375 For more information visit wwwchristianstudycenter.org Holy Trinity Episcopal 100 NE First Street Sunday Services SummerWorship Schedule Holy Communion 8am, l0am and 6pm. Wednesday Service 12:15pen Healing and Holy Communion. Lubavitch Jewish Student Center Your home away from'home. Friday Night Live Services & Shabbat Dinner. Fall Semester 7:30 pe. 352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave. www.JewishGator.com (5 blocks north of the stadium) Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls. 4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $480/ mo Everything included. Available immediately! 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 student. $175 redec. fee, $150 sec. dep, $75 util dep. Serious callers only Call 979-422-2222 10-11-5-4 Hillel Jewish Student Center This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join us every Friday night at 6:30pm. Your choice of student-led services: Orthodox, Conservadve 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 and more. 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. 335-7894 First Lutheran Church Anti Gravity Campus Ministry 1801 NW 5th Ave. Services @ 8:30 & 11 Free College Lunch After!!! www.fallingupward.org 376.2062 University United Methodist Church Wesley Foundation Meeting at Presbyterian Student Center 1402 W Univ Ave. Sunday Worship 10:30am; Thursday Contemporary Worship 8:00pm. For more info: 372-8183 or myuumc.com 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 University City Church of Christ wwwgatorsforchrist.org College ministry meets at University City Church of Christ. Bible class Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday at 7pmplus service projects and much more! The Rock of Gainesville The Rock is a a non-denominational Christian church for passionate 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 l0am. 9818 SW 24th Avenue. Call 331 ROCK or visit wwwstherockonline.org for more details. For campus activities, visit www.rockuf com Trinity Metropolitan Community Church Offering truly open and inclusive Christian worship. Sunday worship, 10:15am 1st Wednesday Taize, 6: 30pm 11604 SW Archer Road for info, call 352-376-1100 or visit www.mccgainesville.com "Teating Down Walls Building Up Hope" Presbyterian & Disciples of Christ Student Center Open, affirming and spiritually diverse. $1 home cooked suppers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Theology on tap, Thursdays at 8pm at Stubbie's Pub downtown. 1402 W University Ave. 376-7539, wwwpdmsc.org Grace Presbyterian Church PC (USA) 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 www.gpconline.org The Family Church The Family Church is a nondenominational, multi-cultural Christian Church with great music, relevant messages, casual dress, and friendly people. Service times are Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 10am. 2022 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville. For info on college career happenings visit www.origins242.com Call 352332-6459 for more info. ext.19 Alphonso Larry Watson Black Male (DO 12/01/73); 5'07", 155 Ibs, Black Hair, Brown Eyes Wanted for: Felony Violation of Probation Warrant for Burglary of Dwelling with Battery, Kidnap, Resist or Obstruct Officer without ViolenceEypired DL 4 Months or More and Driving While License Suspended or Revoked ALAItJA tOUNT CRIME STOPPERS Call (352) 372-STOP

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006M ALLIGATOR, 25 Real lEstate Rel Est at RI s Est ate REat RelEtate Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLA$SIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone. Please Call 373-Find NEW CONSTRUCTION ,LEXAND1 CRANTWOOD CONDOMINIUM 2508 SW 35th Place A gated community located minutes from the University of Florida Campus, Shands and downtown Gainesville 2 bedroom 2 1/1 bath town home floor plans, Units Starting at $174,900.00 Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs Fall completion Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by Florida Statutes section 718.503 to be furnished by the developer to buyer. Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc. Contact Agent Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888 www.venture-realty.com 11-30-65-5 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. 352538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5 PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES. SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today, 352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty. 12-6-72-5 ~cks-. 5CV YQ BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans appeal with state-of-the-art luxury. 20 units still available. Prices starting in the Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453 12-6-72-5 OCTOBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly renovated 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 10-31-72-5 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 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 352377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire, contact onsite office for info 10-31-72-5 Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk, bike or bus to any part of campus within minutes. 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 (352665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475). 10-31-72-5 Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus! Oxford Terrace Il -Walk to UF from a brand new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate 352-219-2879 12-6-72-5 Duckpond Condo -Spacious and toally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. 352-231-3444,.ext. 1. 12-6-72-5 NEW CONSTRUCTION Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus Realty. 352-281-3551 10-13-41-5 TIRED OF RENTING? Invest in yourself, don't wast money on rent. Seller pays commissions, not you! Visig www.yourgainesvillerealtor.com or call Scott Hancock, Campus Realty @ 352-359-1678 10-16-18-S Covance is looking fo healthy men, bet ages of 18 and 50, to in a clinical resear testing an investigal medication. To qualify you # a man, 18 to 5 Sin ood healt a noit-smoker V LUNE ORE Qualified p NEEDED F may also be EDIC AL compensate $650 for tin' RESEARCH. and travel. 00005 MIN TO UFS10000 3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling, fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing possible 3642 NW 7th Pl. $219,000 352-3736080 or 352-281-4774 jab39@bellsouth.net 11-17-47-5 Mobile home for sale. Single wide 3BRI2BA 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. 352335-5996 10-6-3-5 4BRI4BA 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 10-11-5-5 4BR/2BA 2 mi from campus. Starbucks & movies across street. See flafsbo.com and enter 0176. Call for appointment 378-9570. OPEN HOUSE EACH SAT & SUN THRU OCT from 1-4PM. 10-6-1-5 *LAND AUCTION* 200 Props Must be Sold! Low Down/E-Z Financing. Free Catalog (800)937-1603 www.LANDAUCTION.com NRLL East, LLC Auction Bus. License: AB2509, Mark Bulziuk Auctioneer License: AU3448, Jeff Johnston Auctioneer License: AU3449, Stacey Mauk Auctioneer License: AU3447. 9-6-1-5 GULF COAST Auction: Sat., Oct 14th (Shrimp Festival Weekend) houses, condos, on/off water. Lots, residential, & commercial on/off water. Development tracts 20-40 +/acres, AL 1932 www.targetauction.com Target Auction (205)425-5454. 9-6-1-5 Auction341 +/acres -4 great farms offered in 12 tracts. Mitchell County, GA., Saturday, October 14, 10am. Rowell Auctions, Inc. (800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium, GAL AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 96-1-5 AUCTIONComplete Operating 18 Hole Dolf Course and 67 +/Developed Residential Lots and Undeveloped Tracts. Saturday, October 28. Details: ironhorseauction.com or (800)997-2248 NCAL#3936. 9-6-1-5 Auction789+/acres -Offered in 39 tracts, prime Cook County, GA real estate. Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. Rowell Auctions, Inc. (800)323-8388, 10% buyer's premium, GAL AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 96-1-5S r ween the articipate study ional must be: 0 years old articipants d up to e Call Mon-Fri for more formation 877.871.9473 1014 Nw 571h Sieet, Ste. A, Gainesville, FL www.testwiththebest.com C VANT1CE PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale. 2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile & Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your Own Land!! Call our Factory for FREE Color Brochure. (800)622-2832. 9-6-1-5 $0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OKI Call Now! (800)749-2905. 9-6-1-5 FOR SALE BY OWNER -2BR condo, St. Petersburg. 1 mile from Gulf of Mexico/ Don Cesar. On Isla Del Sol golf course. Completely furnished. $370,000. Call (859)608-2213. 9-6-1-5 PALM HARBOR HOMES Modular, Mobile & Stilt Homes 0% DOWN when you own your land. Call for FREE color brochures (800)622-2832. 9-6-1-5 20 acres with pond near State & Nat'l parks. Camp, Fish, Hunt. $89,900 owner fin. $4995 down (800)352-5263 Florida Woodland Group, Inc. Lic RE Broker. 9-6-1-5 Low Wholesale Prices. investor Lots 1/4, 1/2 and 1-full acre lots. 6, 7, and 13Acre Parcels. Fully-platted and buildable. Highlands and Hendry counties. Call Mr. Lawrence (800)796-6569. 9-6-1-5 With Tennessee's Beautiful Lakes & Mountains, you are sure to find the perfect spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines, Gables & Gates (865)388-7703, (865)7779191 www.nancygaines.com 9-6-1-5 Gulf front lots $595k. Homes starting mid $300k. New master planned ocean front community on beautiful Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX. www.cinnamonshore.com, (866)891-5163. 9-6-1-5 Mountain Waterfront Sale. Lakefront homesites & condos w/boat slips on beautiful Lake Chatuge in Western NC. Call now for Nov. 4 reservation. (877)234-8850 x.102. 9-6-1-5 North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views & Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage. FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 9-6-1-5 1+ ACRE TN HOMESITE 1.8 ACRES-large lot with nice view, level building site on top. Stone outcroppings for natural landscaping. Pond on the east side. Close to large state park. Only $89,900! Call (866)292-5769. 9-6-1-S ASHEVILLE, NC AREA Breathtaking mountain view & river parcels. 1 -o 8 acres from the $80's Nature trails, custom lodge, river' walk & much more. 5 min. from town. Call (866)340-8446. 9-6-1-5 LAKE CUMBERLAND, KY PARCELS Just $38,900. Off water parcels in exclusive gated community. Driving range, tennis courts, hiking trails & much more. Close to Buck Creek Marina. Circle this ad & call: (866)462-8198. 9-6-1-S LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. 5 to 138 Acres. A limited number of spectacular parcels are being sold at 30% below appraised value. Located in Central FL w/ good access, utils, survey, recent appraisal & exc fin. Call today (866)352-2249 x 847. 9-6-1-5 VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN unfinished inside, view, trees, private, large creek and river nearby, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535 VA94.com. 9-6-1-5 GEORGIA/ NORTH CAROLINA Captivating mountain views, lakes, rivers, waterfalls. Homesites starting @ $39,900. Log home kits @ $39,900. Limited availability. Call (888)389-3504 X 701. 9-6-1-5 LAKEFRONT .PREDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY! www.grandeharbor.info All wateraccess homesites direct from the developer. Most amenities already in. Far below market value, from $79,900. Possible 18 mo NO PAYMENTS! Call Now! (888)BYLAKES. 9-6-1-5 Classifieds. Continued on next page. U I-~ ~~~ TV"e

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26, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Real Estate Furnishings Furnishings Bicycles MoOrcycles, opeds Western New Mexico Private 36 Acre Ranch $52,990 Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,. pastureland, close to BLM. Horseback riding, hiking, hunting. Perfect for vacation, diversifying your portfolio, retirement. Electricity. 100', financing. Additional parcels available. (866)365-2825. 9-6-1-5 COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA Waterfront Community. The Preserve at RiverSea. Developer Closeouts from $129,900. Incredible location. Far below market value. 18 month no payment plan. (866)213-6315. Broker, Neighborhood Properties, LLC. 96-1-5 LAKEFRONT LAND SALE LAKEFRONTS FROM $29,900! TENNESSEE MOUNTAINS! GRAND OPENING! TWO DAYS ONLY! OCTOBER 28-29 Lake Access Parcel with 2,000 sf Log Cabin Package Only $59,900! Call Now! (866)950-5263 Ext. 1705. 9-6-1-5 BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes, Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS. CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free brochure (800)841-5868. 9-6-1-5 Furnishings' BED -QUEEN -$100 ORTHOPEDIC Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-6-72-6 BED -FULL SIZE -$75 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-6-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT -$350 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-3727490 12-6-72-6 BED -KING -$170 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Nawe brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can deliver. 12-6-72-6 CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop Mat,*s & Box. All new still boxed. Cost $1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516 Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516 12-6-72-6 BEDROOM SET 7pc Cherry, Queen/-king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes; Can deliver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400 (352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6 DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table, 6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New, still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $4100. Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 126-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $14d 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 376-1600 BEV4i$75 for Mattress Set. Brand New, Still in plastic -never slept on! Can deliver if you need. Call 494-7789 12-6-72-6 Bed -All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top mattress & box set. Still in plastic with warranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799 12-6-72-6 Bed -$100 All New Full size orthopedic mattresset. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ warranty. 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 352-264-9799 12-6-72-6 Dinette Set -$125 Brand New 5 po 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-$80BRAND NEW Futon mattress, still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for $160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789 12-6-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8' All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell $1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1795.00 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v energy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery. 264-9799 12-6-72-6 **BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $80 Queen $100 King $170* Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-6-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6 BedAll New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516. 12-6-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard, 2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6 FUTON -$60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6 Pool Table -Gorgeous 8" All wood table. Leather pockets, Italian I" slate, carved legs. Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail $5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6 Hot Tub/Spa -$1295 Brand New Loaded! Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery, MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6 Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box. New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031 Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in pkg. Can del 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6 BEDS .FURNITURE .FUTONS LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av. New 0 Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 12-6-72-6 BED SETS CLOSEOUTS Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6 MEMORY FOAMSame as Temperpedic Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. Student discounts apply. 4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver! 12-6-72-6 OBeds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49 Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/3786005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave. 12-6-72-6 BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE Quality furniture at reasonable prices. Morrells Furniture Outlet, 140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400 Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com 12-6-72-6 DIALA -WASHER Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1 year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6 Nice entertainment center, large $75 40 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 NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS Best Prices in Town* SPIN CYCLE 373-3355 424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN) 12-6-72-9 'all For Sale,,, CASH PAID For Laptops Sales/Service 336-0075. Power Supplies & Drives. Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7 10 A4 00oUI-i na"~ U~eLi 333-8404 Computer Help! Now! 4-25-144-7 Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/ unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/ ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404. www.AComputerGeek.com 4-25-144-7 1-8-118-7 Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed Computer Solutions Inc 352-371-2230 www.gainesvillecsi.com Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7 -0 12-6-72-7 GATORNERD.COM -Computer/laptop repair -Virus, spyware, hardware -Fix it for $44 -Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-6-72-7 GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR Service On PC and MAC Student Discount on Labor Free Estimates 352-337-2500 12-6-72-7 Desktop Dell Optiplex Intel P4, 3GHz/504 MB 37.1 GB/CD-RW/DVD-RW ViewSonic AirSync/1 5 in Flat Monitor/ Laser Print-Scan/2003 Win XP Pro $600 Heidi 283-5933; hbowman@ufl.edu 10-18-10-7 Electronics VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today 352-225-1248. We buy broken systems. 10-12-20-8 DISH NETWORK FREE 4 Rooms! Over 240 Channels! FREE iPod Shuffle! FREE Movie Channels! FREE DVR! FREE HD Upgrade! Call Now! (800)318-4039 9-6-1-8 PARKING: Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10 *** CHEAP POOL TABLES *** Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables with ball returns in stock now for only $599! Available with red, green, or blue felt. Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742 12-6-72-10 *@S@@@0 PS2 0000@O 3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit gamessome w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call 352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10 ANTHOLOGY A book by Bob Brackin includes "Gainesville Stories" www.bobbrackin.com 12-6-67-10 BOOKS FOR SALE Thousands of used books in all categories. 13201 CR 2054 near downtown Alachua. Every Wed. noon-7pm or by appt. 378-6370 10-18-15-10 2 FAUX STONE TABLES 27 inch SQ 21 inch high Almond color Call 352-332-8748 or e-mail rblinfla@yahoo.com $75 10-6-2-10 OHP DESK JET PRINTER BROTHER FAX, COPY & PRINTER PRECOR FULL SIZE TREADMILL All in great condition. Call 375-6754 106-1-10 *TAILGATE SPECIAL* 2002 Custom 40' Endeavor Motor Home. Fully loaded. $135k firm. Call 352-331-9614 10-12-5-10 00900GATOR TIRESOSOO 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. 10-12-5-10 What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg 446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics Foundation, 3102 N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL 33607 (813)872-0722. 9-6-1-10 ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn $800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. CALL US: We will not be undersold! 9-6-1-10 VENDING ROUTE: All Snacks/Candies, Drinks, Energy Drinks Too! All Brands. All Sizes. Great Equipment. Great Support. Financing Available with $7,500 down. Tom: (877)843-8726 AIN #B02002-037. 9-6-1-10 GOLF BUSINESS Play Lots of golf and play better, tournaments played in US and World Raise Money for charities Earn awesome 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 limited supply! FREE ESTIMATES Easy Finance Fast Installation. Call (866)348-7560 www.k ayakpoolsflorida.com. 9-6-1-10 STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals. s Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50 x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885. www.rigidbuilding.com. 9-6-1-10 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 ***GatorMoto*** New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties included with extended warranties available. Our staff has over 15 years of combined experience selling and servicing motor scooters. Stop by our state of the art facility today at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11 ** SCOOTERS ** RPM MOTORCYCLES INC SALES, SERVICE, PARTS Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St. www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 12-6-72-11 ***SOLANO CYCLE*** Scooters from $699. Largest selection KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St. 338-8450 solanocycle com 12-6-72-11 *****New Scooters 4 Less***** Providing excellent service and new scooters at great prices! 1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271 NEW website www.NS4L.com 12-6-72-11 SCOOTER SERVICE New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups. Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11 GatorMoto Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work on any brand of scooter and we have some of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups available and free estimates given for all repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St (SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES 534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More! Best Prices and Customer Service!! www.swampcycfes.com 12-6-66-11 ***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES*** SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or-used Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442 Please leave a message. 10-26-30-11 2000 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 955i Black, custom molded flames. Single-sided swing arm. Underseat exhaust. Power commander. $4200/OBtO. Call 352-870-8546 10-10-5-11 HYOSUNG RALLY PRIMA MOPED 2005 $950. 1500 miles, 50cc, Bright red and powerful. In excellent condition. 352-375-9013 10-10-5-11 Autos, FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR* ORunning or not!* NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS *Over 10 yr svc to UF students OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12 CARS -CARS BuyOSell*Trade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.cow CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-6-72-12 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" 2005 Verucci Challenger. 400 miles. Yellow $400 Call 954-494-5665 10-11-5-11

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 27 Auto Autos Autos Wanted Help Wanted ****FAST CASH**** 92 Honda Accord 1999 352-338-1999 Clean. Running or Barely Running 9Q Audi 1999 CARS, TRUCKS -95 Mazda Protege 1999 Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only 92 Cadillac 299 Call Ray 352-284-8619 91 Lincoln 299 12-6-72-12 12-6-72-12 87 Volvo 1499 352-338-1999 OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000 8 Cvrion Van 1999 SELECT MOTOR CAR 97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999 THE YELLOW BUILDING 95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12 2715 N MAIN 377-1616 ______ _________ www.selectmotorcar.us SADIE DARNEL. .HERIFF 12-6-72-12 "The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS! thinking we were at when we created them." HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC. www.darnel4sheriff.com For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622 11-7-32-12 12-6-71-12 SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF "It is high time that the ideal of success BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES should be replace by the ideal of service. WE BUY CARS 1 www.darnell4sheriff.com WE BU CARS11-7-32-12 www.39thavemports.com 2000 BMW Z3 Roadster Convertible. 12-6-72-12 Titanium exterior. Black all leather interior. 5 speed. Extended warranty. 34,000 miles SUN CITY AUTO SALES $20,000 Call 870-7121 10-17-21-12 Buy Here. Pay Here We finance anyone 2001 TOYOTA ECHO No credit check Auto, A/C, Kenwood CD, tinted windows, one 352-338-1999 12-6-72-12 owner, very clean, 88K miles, $6200 OBO. 386-454-8883 10-6-5-12 SUN CITYAUTO SALES 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA IN GOOD 0 down and up RUNNING CONDITION. NEED MINOR 2000 discount on any financed vehicle REPAIRS. PRICE IS FLEXIBLE. IF 30 day warranty on any financed vehicle INTERESTED, CALL DEBBIE 352-376-2077 352-338-1999 12-6-72-12 10-9-5-12 96 Nissan Sentra 1999 352-338-1999 1999 BMW 323i 94 Nissan Sentra 1999 $12,000. 86000 miles. Sedan, black 90 Mazda 323 1499 (exterior), champagne (interior). Manual 95 Honda Civic 2999 transmission. Call: Carlos @ 850-672-0734 00 Kia Sephia 2499 12-6-72-12 10-10-5-12 Jj J5L E a N 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: 717468-7460 10-10:5-12 2003 MITSUBISHI EXLIPSE GS Extra clean. $7600/0E0. Call 352-256-3263 10-17-10-12 OFORD CONTOUR 98 -4 dr, DR, TW, PL PS, SS, new tires. Need AC repair. 116k mli $1200. *TOYOTA CELICA 91 -auto, AC, 2 dr, good cond. 142k mi. $1900. Call 352-372-3885 10-11-6-12 1994 HONDA Civic Auto, A/C, CD, tinted windows, clean, 146K miles, Runs Great! $1850 Call Don 352-215-7987 10-18-10-12 2004 SUZUKI FORENZA 31,000 miles runs great! Keyless entry, cruise control, 5 speed manual, A/C, CD AM/FM, safety features. $7895 Call 256682-0003 10-11-5-12 ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer companions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS. Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948 10-16-80-13 WANT TO BUY Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS 352-281-1571 11-6-40-13 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE STUDY Adults who stutter & adults w/typical speech needed for study of -speech & language. Must be at lease 18 yrs old & a native speaker of English, w/normal hearing. Time commitment about 1.5 -2 hrs. Contact: Maisa. Email: mhajtas@csd.ufl.edu. Phone: 352-392-2113 ext 292 10-12-5-13 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil1986 HONDA CIVIC ity for injury or loss arising from contacts 125K miles AC, 5 spd, runs good, made through advertising. We suggest that $750 OBO 871-8782 10-11-5-12 any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the 1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE SEDAN, A/C, 5 advertiser before giving out personal inforspeed, black w/gray cloth, aluminum wheels, mation or arranging meetings power everything, 107k, clean, $3,400 OBO 352-514-1800 frankiev@bellsouth.net. 10florida 18-9-12 What's black and white and "read" all over??? THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS Transport patients to/from treatments Must have valid driver's license, safe driving record & attend training session. Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info. On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine Catholic Church. For more info. call 2196946 1 live in the Tower Rd. area 10-1680-13 LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-2572-13 The Independent Florida Alligator You can be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to become an ADVERTISING INTERN This is a non-paid position requiring 12-15 hours per week, possibly leading to a paid position. If you are a UF or SFCC student and are CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN FALL CLASSES and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator 1105 W. University Avenue 1t5o nilut an application and class schedule by Friday, Oct. 6th. W will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started EEO/AA 10-6-15-14 "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS? Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be over 22, stable work history, clean driving record, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com for details. 12-6-72-14 -& Animal Care Tech looking for hard working person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Wi train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start at $7.00/hr. Pies hrs. Please call 495-9024 between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14 CNA CLASS: $2501 learn @ your own time & pace. All you need to be a CNA & pass the state exam is on VCfR'ape. I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out: www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913 12-6-72-14 Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start work today! No sales, opinion research only Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 126-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and IT needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/ employment 12-6-72-14 $$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$ For gently used brand name Clothing/accessories & furniture $Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt necessary 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 126-72-14 BARTENDING $250 A DAY POTENTIAL No experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14 SECRET SHOPPERS Needed for evaluations of Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters Flexible Hours, Training Provided Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254 12-6-72-14 GATORSNEEDJOBS.COM We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys. 12-6-72-14 GATOR DOMINOS -A $10 -15/Hour DRIVERS $6.40 -$7.40/Hour INSIDERS $35K-$50K/year MANAGERS Apply online at www.gatordominos.com Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14 $100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed 13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hiring 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to $125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University. 377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337 12-6-72-14 DELIVERY DRIVERS Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP $6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 3782442 12-6-72-14 GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availablity) & line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work environment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd. Across from Home Depot. No calls please 10-31-41-14 CASH!! Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here & make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105 NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info. 12-6-72-14 WANTED: GOOD EANS for participation in a hearing study. Please call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14 POLITICAL CALL CENTER Phone reps needed ASAP for Political Campaigns. 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28, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Hep Wanted Help Wanted H Help Wanted Help Wanted EARN $60 THIS WEEK! Donate Plasma & Save a Life $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ l*est part-time job you'll ever have NEW DONORS Bring this Ad and Earn an Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation. DC Biologicals 150 NW 6th St 352-378-9204 12-6-72-14 VALET ATTENDANTS FT anPT Must be customer oriented & dependable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954 ext 205.12-6-70-14 University of Florida Survey Research Center 408 W University Ave. suite 106 Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm 392-2908 ext. 105 $7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training $8.00 Spanish/English bilingual speakers 12-6-78-14 TCBY Now hiring Apply in person at Thornebrook Village Store. No phone calls please. 12-6-71-14 Sales & Leasing Agent Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule to 376-6269 or hr@trimarkproperties.com 12-6-70-14 000 SOCCER COACHESOOS needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams. Experience required. License preferred for comp. For info: contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979 12-6-68-14 No jobs available, but we pay cash for CDs and DVDs! (Oh, and we sell them too.) Hear Again CDs & DVDs 818 W. University Ave, 32601 10-31-44-14 FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT Position available. Need at least 2 yr commitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn: Lynn. 10-6-20-14 FINANCIAL is one of the-Largest Equipment Finance companies in the US. Make extra $$ in your spare time. Take advantage of our phenomenal growth. Start your future career today. Cary K 800-226-9222 ext 275 10-6-20-14 GatorMoney.com Find a Job. Get Great Deals. Movies, Games, & More. 10-26-30-14 PTADMINSTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Dependable, computer knowledge required, flexible hours. Email resume: admin@americandreamsrealty.net. 10-1320-14 Real Estate Agent Wanted:FT/PT individual who is honest, dependable, hard working, willing to learn new things, & enjoy working with the public. License required. Email resume: admin@americandreamsrealty.net 10-13-20-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIA Now hiring servers, delivery drivers. Great $1 Serious workers only! Apply in person 5 SE 2nd Ave. 10-10-15-14 TEACHERS NEEDED Mon thru Fri. Full-time & part-time. Great pay. Good work references. Apply 1049 Museum Rd. Call 336-1700. 10-11-15-14 Wendy's at Shands is now hiring for all shifts for Fall term. Competitive starting pay with biannual raises, paid vacation, meal benefits and flexible schedules. Ideal for students living on or off campus. Weekend availability highly desirable. Stop by and fill out an application today! 10-19-20-14 3 NEW NIGHTCLUBS BARTENDERS, SHOOTERS COCKTAIL SERVERS, BEER TUB, PROMOTERS, DJ'S, BANDS, FILM CREW, CASHIERS, MC'S, DANCERS, MODELS. INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD 9/26 9/28 9/29 10/2 10/4 48PM CLUB MIAMI/ TEXAS BULL/ BUMP NYC 238 WEST UNIVERSITY BLVD, GAINESVILLE 10-6-10-14 DRIVER OPPORTUNITY Gatorfood.com Potential earnings between $14-$20/hrl Make your own schedule. Fun environment, great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663 10-27-24-14 PT HELP NEEDED THE VILLAGE MARKET & COFFEE SHOP. Haile Plantation. Call for directions only 3800111 10-10-10-14 Earn $800-$3200 a month to drive brand new cars with ads placed on them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14 HOUSEKEEPER Family looking for a housekeeper. MonFri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to schedule an interview, pleEse call 256-3323 10-10-10-14 ENTERTAINERS/INSTRUCTORS TO TEACH AGES 4-12 0 FUN SCIENCE 0 PT, 10-15hr/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, dependable a must. 333-0108 apply online www.madsciencegainesville.com 10-1010-14 Ellis World Alliance Corporation is seeking a qualified Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist for an international construction/ engineering firm. This position ensures that our clients consistently have a positive and welcoming experience and requires a "will do" attitude! FT or PT. Perfect position for communications, journalism, marketing or education major. Please forward resume via fax to 352.548.4717or email to aparrish@elliswac.com 10-10-10-14 NEWLY REMODELED TGI FRIDAYS is now hiring ALL POSITIONS Apply in person 3598 SWArcher Rd. between 2 & 4pm or anytime online at: Fridays.com. Weekday availability required. 10-6-7-14 OCTOBER & NOVEMBER OPENINGS $12.50 base/appt. We want to start 30 people: All majors welcome. Sales/service, PT/FT. Conditions apply. 352-372-6697 10-30-23-14 LANDSCAPERS for commercial properties needed PT/FT. Valid driver's license & clean background a must. Exp preferred. Call 352-222-1904 12-6-47-14 NEED CASH? Hiring Drivers & In-store staff Fill out an application in person at Five Star Pizza 210 SW 2nd Ave. 10-17-14-14 GRAPHIC ARTIST & IIS pro wanted. Start today. Send your resume to michael@college towntechnologies.com or call 843-816-5337 to set up an interview. 10-12-10-14 *DANCERS NEEDED* Private dance co. Great for students. great pay; fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start today! 378-3312 10-31-23-14 $5,842 FREE cash grants. Never Repay! FREE grant money For School, Housing, Real Estate. For listings 1-800-509-6956 extension 806 10-6-5-14 X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER Now hiring, all shifts Apply in person 3510 SW 13th St. 11-30-40-14 Service Technician Energetic custodian needed part-time. Experience w/floor maintenance a plus. 5p11p, M-F; $6.40/hr. Must pass background & drug screening. Apply at 3303 NW 83rd Street 8a-4p, M-F. EOE 10-6-5-14 Direct Support Worker Patient, caring individual needed to supervise & train a developmentally disabled adult on a janitorial crew. M-F 3-9pm; Excellent benefits; $8/$8.50hr. 2 yrs of education and/or experience in related field required. Must pass background & drug screenings. Apply at 3303 NW 83rd St. 8a-4p M-F. EOE. 10-6-5-14 HOMEWORK TUTOR for 7th grader with ADHD. Mon-Fri, 2 hour minimum $8.00/hour. Mileage negotiable. Experience with ADHD kids preferred. Call 472-9391 after 7PM. 10-13-10-14 PT BABYSITTER WANTED Work from home mom needs help during the day with 2 mo old daughter. Flexible hours 3 or more days a week. $8/hr. Previous child care with references a must. 352-262-4418 10-6-5-14 GNV'S "PREMIER" MARKETING AGENCY FINANCE INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE. MUST BE ORGANIZED, DETERMINED AND ABLE TO MULTI-TASK SEND RESUMES: SJSACKS@HOTMAIL.COM 10-6-5-14 SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS NEEDED VB.NET/ASP.NET. Please email resumes to jobs@gothicsoftware.com 10-6-5-14 HELPER WANTED HOUSE RENOVATION & UPKEEP (PAINTING, LANDSCAPING, ETC). Part time, flex hours. Must have car & cell phone. Pay rate of $8/hr minimum, higher for skill & experience. Call 338-7670 10-19-5-14 NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER for 8 & 10 yr old. Help with homework, feeding kids, drive kids to activities and house cleaning. Call 352-372-3993 10-6-3-14 WE NEED GOOD HELP!! Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay! Good job for good workers. Light duty manufacturing. Some exp helpful. 10-10-5-14 THE BAGEL BAKERY Now hiring for fall. $6.75/hr for lineworkers; $8/hr for bakers. Flexible schedules. Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110 10-10-5-14 IVEY'S GRILL has openings for dishwasher/prep-cooks. Tues thru Sun 7:30 am to 4 pm. Apply in person @ 3303 W. University Ave. 10-10-5-14 SALES CLERK Part, time. Call Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226 10-17-10-14 BEEF O'BRADY'S -43rd St. Now hiring experienced cooks/kitchen staff. Flexible hours available -No late nights. Apply in person 1999 NW43rd St. Millhopper Shopping Center. 10-11-6-14 THE GELATO COMPANY Hiring 'scooper-sandwich line. Please call 352-262-9627 10-17-10-14 FRENCH ADDICTION NOW HIRING!!! Sales, sexy singing telegrams, entertainers. Call for appointment 352-281-1968 10-6-3-14 Health and Money! Try the greatest vitamin in the world. $1000 every time you get 20 people to try our amazing vitamins 1-800605-VITA; www.bestlavitamins.com. 1010-5-14 Lunch Receptionist 11-1 M-F Multi-phonelines Friendly Dependable Call Larae @ 352-336-1594 10-10-5-14 IN HOME CHILDCARE NEEDED for 4 month old. Prev. exp w/infants a MUST. Please send experience, references & availability to babyg8r@gmail.com. Flexible hours and competitive pay. 10-11-5-14 0 0 meOT -age ng Mess C)0 To the Girl With The Beautiful Blue Eyes: 0 *** We're going on tour, *** with an elephant band! *** Let's Go Gators, *** kick up some sand! SEIPPENHAUS: Our home away from home and the best eats this side east of the Mississippi! Thanks for everything, Ma' and Pa' Seipp! The DOME says: "So long as I have a parking space I'll be happy." Frank, Lisa & Coffee Boros say: "GO GATORS & GO WUFT-FM Classic 89!" JOEL HABERLI .yOU listenin'?! TTEWKFG: One of C89's finest! DOUG "The Honeyman" McGinnis: Don't forget to go to THE SALTY DOG for us! KING BABAR & QUEEN CELESTE say "Long Live Happiness.and GO GATORSI" In memory of GAIL GOODRICH: 4/19/2006 To GAM & AUNT BESSIE: Hope you enjoywatching the parade onTV! Love, "The Kids" THE BEASLEY'S from Boca Raton' Wish for ALL GATORS to have a Great Time! Wish we could be there with you this year. Just be sure to visit Burrito Bros for us while you're there! Oh, and get the sauce "on the side". Trust us. :) Islamorada Girl wrote: Very true, If only they knew we are not as crazy as we seem! Big huge ear scritches for Coffee, okay?

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 29 Help Wanted Help Wanted Help Wanted Services Services CLASSIC CARWASH 3010 SWArcher Road. NOW HIRING GUYS AND GALS. 10-18-10-14 HALLOWEEN STORE sales clerk and promo positions available. Directly across from Campus. Stop by or call 375-6462 NINA's Costumes 10-9-3-14 NANNY JOBS Six jobs available in Gainesville NOW. Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons. Noah's Ark Nanny Agency 376-5008 10-25-15-14 HOPE HOrses helping PEople seeks horse-exp Asst. Farm Mgr; housing for indiv and one horse provided. Visit Horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 10-11-5-14 WantedPhysical, occupational, and speechlanguage therapists for equine-assisted services at HOPE-HOrses helping PEople. VISIT Horseshelpingpeople.org 10-11-5-14 Now hiring for ALL positions at BOTH ZAXBY'S LOCATIONS Contact Boris @ 338-0555 (Archer Road) & Mike @ 376-8700 (43rd Street) 10-18-10-14 HOMEWORK COACH WANTED for bright, very nice 8 yr-old boy in 3rd grade. Has ADHD & delayed visual perception & fine motor skills. Flex hrs. Mon-Th & Sun. Email elderme06@yahoo.com or call 331-8163 10-18-10-14 PT DRIVING VEHICLES $8/HR Must have good driving record. Call 352-3737535 10-12-5-14 FIVE STAR PIZZA PIZZA MAKERS & DELIVERY DRIVERS Must be available to work late nights & weekends. Apply in person at 2300 NW 39th Ave 10-13-6-14. BIRKEN STOCK Sales asscociates needed. Looking for fun, outgoing, and responsible people. Flexible hours, computer and web experience a plus! Located in the Oaks Mall Plaza. Please call 331-5008 or come by for an application! 10-12-5-14 'ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO HAUL FLOWERS? Class ATeams or Solos wanting to team. Home Weekly. Top Pay & Benefits. Call (800)428-0343. 9-6-1-14 Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS for Central Florida Local & National OTR positions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits, competitive pay & new equipment. Need 2 years experience. Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity today. (800)741-7950. 9-6-1-14 DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE IT! Solo, teams, owner operators, company drivers, students, recent grads, regional, dedicated, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be 21. CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778, www.driveforcrst.com. 9-6-1-14 I F' II I vp a' INTERESTED IN A POSTAL JOB Earning $57K/yr Avg Minimum Pay? Our services can help you prepare for the Postal Battery Exam, Find Out How! Call Today For More Information. (800)584-1775 Ref Code #P5799. 9-6-1-14 Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through the government' PT No Experience. Call Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department W21. 9-6-1-14 DATA ENTRY! Work From Anywhere. Flexible Hours. Personal Computer Required. Excellent Career Opportunity. Serious Inquiries Only (800)344-9636 Ext. 700. 9-6-1-14 We have drivers projected to earn $56,000 this year! How much will YOU earn? How much will YOU eam? Home weekly! HEARTLAND EXPRESS (800)441-4953 www.heartlandexpress.com: 9-6-1-14 DriverNow Hiring OTR & Local Drivers *Earn $4,000 in bonuses your 1st year New Equipment *Premium Pay Package -We Care About Our Drivers! (877)882-6537. 9-6-1-14 SEEKING QUALITY LOG HOME MANUFACTURER? Original Old Timer Log Homes Needs Dealers in Your Area. Protected Territory, High Commissions, Stability/Support. Contact Mr. Henry (800)467-3006 www.oldtimerloghomes.com. 9-6-1--14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-6-72-15 HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve memory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits. Past life' regression. Learn self-hypnosis. Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH, NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15 ** BELLY DANCE ** Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio For Fun & Fitness 384-9200 www.ethnicdanceexpressions.com 12-6-72-15 EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER The countryclub for horses & owners. Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250' x 160 riding ring, round pen & jump paddock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19 separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-5913175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15 Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait? Express Training Services can get you certified under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos. Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06. Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details. 12-6-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-6-72-15 TLC HORSEBOARD All facilities & amenities: quality instruction. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762. Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15 FOIL HI-LITES, 1/2 head $65. Full head $85 Hair extensions, shampoo, cut, style $25 HAIR BY GLENDA (352) 258-8431 10-13-36-15 SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM e Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English 0 Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm. 466-4060 12-6-72-15 ***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE*** -Specializing in African-American hair. Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more. Healthy hair specialist. Call Tamesha or Pat 377-0026 or 514-3086. 5 SE 12th St. 12-6-85-15 ZaXby's is now accepting applications for hourly and salaried positions at both Gainesville locations. To apply, fax or email resumes to 706.559.6931 or wkennedy@zaXbys.com. Open interviews will be held at each location on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Great Benefits Top Pay 2424 N.X 434 St. W-vT3 -3710 5.W Archer Rd. I IMMIGRATION LAW Marriage Visas -Employment Visas Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq. 352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15 MATH TUTOR First hour FREE. 10 years of experience. Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582 10-20-50-15 MATH TUTOR UF Masters Call for appi. Leave Message 376-2351. Beginner to Advanced $26/hr. Hank Wilcox 10-9-20-15 **BRAZILIAN WAXING** -$45 (5th wax FREE) Attractions Spa & Tan 352-375-3145 0 352-376-6008 10-26-20-15 Do you need to RENT SPEAKERS? Maybed MICS for your organization? Having a BANQUET, PARTY OR MEETING? Call S.S.P. 352-281-2290 or visit www.soundsys temprofessionals.com. 10-27-20-15 EXPERT PROOFREADING AND EDITING for your thesis, dissertation, or term paper. Prompt, high-quality service. Just $2/page. www.proofpositivepapers.com 10-30-20-15 HOT FREE PARTY-LINF 1-712-858-5010 18+. LD toll only. 10-30-20-15 NEED A LAWYER? Protect Your Rights Now! Criminal. Personal Injury. Bankruptcy. Divorce. Labor Law. Hurt. Harassed. Immigration. Wills. ALL LEGAL MATTERS A-A-A Attorney Referral Service Private Trial Lawyers Statewide 24 Hours (800)733-5342. 9-6-1 -15 REFINANCING REPORT. WHAT BANKS DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW! Tampa -Refinancing your house is one of the most important financial steps you will take. Do not make needless mistakes that will cost you thousands of dollars and tie up your cash flow and wealth for years to come. Find out the TRUTH that banks and brokers do not want you to know. Call our automated 24 hour toll free line at 1-800-775-557#-hear a free recorded message and we will send you the FREE REPORT today that may save your financial future. Investors welcome. 96-1-15 REFINANCE/PURCHASE ANY CREDIT YOU are our Priority Bankruptcy, turndowns, stop foreclosures Residential/investors/ Commercial We get the job done "The Right Way" Call us Direct Lending Partners (866)574-7216. 9-6-1-15 I Buy Mortgage Notes. Find out how to.convert your local monthly payments to a large lump sum of cash. Old Note Quote. Call Today! (305)387-6780. 9-6-1-15 AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADEMY Start your driving career today! Offering courses in CDL A. Low tuition fee! Many payment options! No registration feel (866)889-0210 info@am ericasdrivingacademy.com. 9-6-1-15 HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT: Bulldozers, Backhoes, Loaders, Dump Trucks, Graders, Scrapers, Excavators; National Certification, Job Placement Assistance; Associated Training Services (800)251-3274 www.equi pmentoperator.com. 9-6-1-15 Heavy Equipment Operator CERTIFIED. Hands on Training. Job Placement Assistance. Call Toll Free (866)933-1575. ASSOCIATED TRAINING SERVICES, 5177 Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, Florida, 34461. 9-6-1-15 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Computers *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer provided. Financial Aid if qualified. Call (866)858-2121 www.onlineTidewaterTec h.com. 9-6-1-15 Classifieds. Continued on next page. "Copyrighted Material Syndicated Content Available from Commercial News Providers" k _ _ _ S

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30, AULIGATOR N FRIDAY,.OCTOBER 6, 2006 ervi es 'jHeAlth Service Event Notics Entetti-nfMertikes DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc. Only one signature required! *Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.*!-6-1-15 AIRLINE MECHANIC -Rapid training for high paying Aviation Career. FAA predicts severe shortage. Financial aid if qualify -Job* placement assistance. CALL AIM (888)3495387. 9-6-1-15 Health Services ANONYMOUS HIV ANTIBODY TESTING Alachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee) All Women's Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test. RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-6-72-16 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential, compassionate adoption advice. Expenses paid if needed. Choose life! mww.america nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1106-002-000 (727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057 12-6-72-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-6-72-16 ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486) IV Sedation, Student Discount Well Woman Care & Birth Control Bread & Roses Women's Health Center 352-372-1664 www.breadroses.com 12-6-63-16 S Ladies, get fit, get fun, get nature!@ Ride San Felasco bicycle trails with Don as your guide! Tighten up and lighten up! Only $2 entice fee. Call 352-215-7987 *So y filled up! Call for Waiting List.O 10-18-25-16 Need an Affordable Dentist in Gainesville/ Ocala? I can help you find a one and save up to 80% on all dental procedures. Guaranteed! 11.95 for individuals/19/95 for entire household. Visit: www.everyonebenefits.com/ 40396939 or call Nellie at 352-281-7228. Discounts are not insurance! 10-6-10-16 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. GET THE FACTS. GET TESTED FOR HIV NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY Latinos continue to be affected, representing 1/5 of HIV/AIDS cases in our country. 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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 K ALLIGATOR, 31 GATORS' ON XBO0X Forget the Fiesta Bowl. These Bill Gates Gators look primed for the Toilet Bowl -a squalid, unsanitary one at that. UF's national championship hopes evaporated in a flurry of field goals Saturday.Fueled by a Southeastern Conference record and NCAA t ecord-tying seven field goals, LSU trounced UF on its own turf 32-10 LSU senior placekicker Chris Jackson connected on allseven tries, nailing field goals of 4, 45, 33, 29, 41, 25 and even a career-long 57 yards. When asked if this simulation was somewhat inaccurate, Xbox representatives refused to comment. The Gators have now compiled a record of 2-5_in simulations on the Microsoft gamie console.One thing's for sure, though. "College GarneDay" has likely made its last trip to Gainesville. U F e nte red the ga me as 1-point underd ogs i n the Swaminp, buLt n ob ody ba rga ined for a 22-poi nt 1 oss thaIt eve n isiah Th omas would have struggled archestrating.-Nine seconds into the game, t was already over. On the opening kickoffr, UF watched freshman tailback R.J. Jackson 'Lake it to the house for a 91-yard touchdown return. "That was o ne of the m ost atmazi ng returns i've seen i n a 1 ong timena, ESPN a n alyst Lee Co rso sa id. UF quarterback Chris Leak continued to give every indication that he needs corrective lenses. He threw four interceptions and J --has looked uncomfortable all season on the Xbox console, Freshman phenomn Timn Tebow took over with 2:32 remain ng in the third quarter. Meyer ordered no torn-geswa?-aqatrbc rwo i is lyta Final Sc re resulted in 2 magical yards. Tebow struggled like Leak and threw two picks of his Own. Final ScoreLSU's JaMarcus Russell, however, completed 17 of his first 19 passes. The Tigers took advantaeoexlenfid poitint scr -n thi fisi possin.Te e 3 LSU 323 at halftime. Their first punt came with 4:30 remaining in the third quarter. LSU 82 LI~~~F's [one bright spot came during the~last play of the third quarter. Atoning for last season's pissor L promnce aeyKl ako coe paRselfml n UF 10 ran it back for a 78-yard score. The Gators would do little the rest of the way. UF players appeared numbingly shocked afterwe Mces. Perhaps it had something to do with a national championship not being one of his goals Louis Anastasis and Jennifer LaBrie/ Alligator Staff The advantage of a personal tutor .ONLINE! The Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies presents an innovative online experience in real estate pre-licensing education a Dynamic Video Instruction in a Live Lecture Format 1,000+ Comprehensive, Animated PowerPoint Slides Over 100 Interactive Quizzes and Practice Tests Complete Online Delivery I24/7 Accessibiy Get started on the road to an exciting career in real estate today. Visit our website and see what makes our program one of a kind! Stop your friends from driving drunk. FF:aiing Don't Give Up! Grades Don't Drop Outi On-TRAC College CoachIs College Tougher Than ing provides a unique You Thought? one-on-one, coaching @Failing Grades? pormt sityui *Feeling Overwhelmed? program to assist you in *Don't Know Where to getting back on track. Turn? On-TRAC College Coaching Visit our website: Www.on-trac.net Call: 866-5-on track 866-566-8722 57-' Get Back On Track with On-TRAC. '3'i' 1 Come w / wki at TCeILe rate' 25 year-k ofSeuvace 1981-2006 16 SW ltAverul Down, t d&5ocwn b 12th Prqiiwi~eh/arded, wortvhdoredk of docn kfl 'n2y% off aWAvedw&wX Trera4ovaCaeKsif p:. -4 1'.' 3~ Golden Fried Chicken Fingers I PRIN THIS (OPON AWP I IRECIEVE 51 A FREE REGULAR PRINk WIM TT TE P C/ASE OF A Off ROXJ VP. 1/20 L -----Q" 16 GARE P6AT19R.5 OPEN LATE 1 -WED 1030 -MINIOET URS-SAT: 10:50 -3:00 AM COME SEE US AT 1520 SW 15TH STREET Leteic 1630, lfDkif~ ydQ INT 1, 4 0I Traw3-2,t'iit HBI MromtsrfI 1 4s

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32, AiLIGATOR N FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 No.1 Hope Nelson plays for sick mom By ANTONIO GONZALEZ Alligator Staff Writer -agonzalez@amIigator.org This night wasn't like the ones she spent vomiting and fighting the nausea and pain from the chemotherapy. Or like the exhausted ones when she stared at her withered body in the mirror, wondering 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 transferring 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 comum tasey/ Augator TarT 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 happened?'I couldn't bear to tell him on the phone. 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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 33 PICKS, from page 39 UF looks for LSU payback ADVANCE, from page 39 eyed. 'Next time, we're going to take a fullswing 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," Estopinan said. 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, prompting the coaches to retool the offense later that sa"A lot of guys felt like we let the seniors Cornelius down, especially as an offense, considering the way the defense played and how many turnovers they got," receiver Jemalle Comelius 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 backing down." Needless to say, "Getting up for this game won'tbe a problem," Siler said. with some persistence and a little luck, he answered the phone. And then he caved. "F*@! football," he said. "I got 800 angry customers wanting alcohol right now. I'm busy." On one last call, he finally screamed out his prediction for the game: LSU 78, UF 0, making alligatorSports the real winner of the day for our perseverance in obtaining the pick. So, as it stands: alligatorSports 1, Johnny White's Sports Bar & Grill 0. On to the picks! Tied for first with a 36-14 record is the most paranoid drinker in the world, Dan, "My dad stalks fellow alligatorSports columnists who don't write as soft as me" Treat, whose father resembles Curtis Leak, Patricia Portis and Bob Tebow by making sure no one gets in his son's way, even if it means writing nasty e-mails to his son's co-workers. Also leading off with a 36-14 record is master of the fact error Louis "I maintain a girlfriend so people think I'm straight" Anastasis, whose bulletproof vest is his pink shirt and whose radiance is his hair-straightener. Batting third with a 32-18 record and trying reverse-psychology on Tim Tebow with his recent articles is Nick, "I don't want my baby running too 420 Nwl3st. Call 373-SURF Extended SaleHours-Fri&Sat'l0-7SunlO-5 interested in a Choesterol Study? Are you at least 18 years old WITHOUT heart disease OR diabetes? so you may qualify for a research study at UF. You will be provided with the following: -Physical exam Laboratory tests including cholesterol -Cholesterol lowering medication (this medication is FDA-approved) Compensation Please call 352-273-6180 or email zineh@ufl.edu for more information (/Is N~ 7 Take a moment of peace for yourself, everyday. Friendly advice from the alligator; much because he might get hurt," Zaccardi, who holds his breath every time No. 15 gets a touch -unless he's the one doing the touching. Batting fourth with a 30-20 record and gearing up for next week's road trip by saving all his cell phone's minutes for his leash-holder, I mean girlfriend, is Bryan "I cover myself with blankets when I sleep so I can whisper to my sweetheart" Jones, who will be lucky to make it to Georgia without going over his peak minutes. Rounding out the lineup with a piss-poor 2723 record is Antonio "I write crappy features for class then make them a tad less crappier for the Alligator," Gonzalez, who is the No. 2-ranked mute athlete prior to the inaugural running of the Deaf and Dumb Olympics. Gonzalez was originally listed as No. 1, but his ACME hair gel dripped onto the printout and al.tered the digit's appearance. LA AG Bi DT NZ Xbox Tex-Okla Tex Okla Tex Tex Okla Okla Tenn-"GA Tenn Tenn Tenn Tenn Tenn UGA Ore-Cal Cal Ore Cal Ore Cal Cai PSU-Minn PSU PSU Minn PSI PSU Minn MiuTU TTU Miz, TOU TTG fLU MIZZ lIndy-ll Indy III III Indy III III Vandy-Miss Miss Vandy Vandy Vandy Vandy Miss DAL-PHI PHI PHI DAL PHI PHI PHI BAL-DEN DEN DEN DEN DEN BAL BAL UF-LSU LA: SF 24-21; AG: UF 17-13; BJ: SF 21-20; DT: UF 14-13; NZ: LSU 20-17; X LSU 32-10 UBSATIONAL US 352.374.4830 3312 SW 35th Blvd. www.subsationalsubs.com *ADf ~ E~ I Extended Sale Hours -Fri & Sat 10-7 Sun 10-5 420 Nwl13st. Call 373-SURF

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34; ALLIGATOR .FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 Gators hope to graze on Bulldogs in 'Cow Barn' By JOSH ARMSTRONG Alligator Writer jarmstrong@aIligator.org The Gators are hoping to be bamburners 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 former 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 opposite hitter Ainber McCray. But the jokes end when opposing teams enter the arena, officially named NewellGrissom Building. "It's a tough place to play in," junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton said. "Its dark and drafty, and the ball moves really well in there." Because of its rodeo-style design, the building also sports a massive 12,000 square feet of hardwood. 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. 01 "It's just knowing that c you're a better passer than Volleyball they're a server," she said. "You've got to have that mentality." 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-conditioned, forcing teams to play in the hot, humid Mississippi air. "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. __ I D-P tti;SA A & Sou:-AY 9A -. 1511 inw 2nd St. -0 iy C STOP sTUDYING IN CORPORATE UUBLfuLE/t COME JOIN THE COMMUNITY YOU LIVE IN I -h oI 0leven 10% off al services* FREE Wt-F1 Beauty & Welness Da Andys 5 lipm IreI enp Dy 15% off all services* 0 GANI P A-IE & ES READS DAILY wWwW1ouchofheaven-f.com lvusdays & Wdsdays 10am6pm CO E _EA. SM HIES;, SODAS L, ,l D 4 IS D, M NDW CtES& ALADS 17733 West Newbrry Rd. Gainesville, Fl 32606 Isrt -VIDEORODEO SUDDENLY ORANGE AND BLUE IS APPROPRIATE FORMAL WEAR. Shop the best selection of Gator gifts & apparel. BOOKSTORES folletfcom ONUNE. ON CAMPUS. If you've ever had a sexually transmitted disease, you're living proof that you can catch AIDS. RALPH C. DAY D.D.S. JENNIFER M. DAY D.M.D, M.S. GENERAL DENTISTRY Students Welcome! www.drrday.com 1410 NW I3th Street Suite 8 352.376.8207 FAX 352373.7329 D E N T A L

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 1 ALLIGATOR, 35 Nursing professors, teammates, coaches provide support system for goalie SOCCER, from page 20 over there, and he helps me to forget everything," 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 starting goalkeepers from spreading themselves too thin, Burleigh does not. Burleigh actually wrote Goodwin a recommendation letter for nursing school. "[The coaching staff] has been working 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 begin with." 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. Here's a NEW way to buil4 your own gourmet meal You may think life is complicated enoi already, but we promise you'll like the choices we've added to our Pick a Pai selection. Now, you can pair up even of our delicious menu items. u;e 4, -~ m c Cup of any soup selection Half of any Classic sandwich Garden or small Caesar salad Half loaded potato Half of any flatbread However, the support has gone both ways inside the nursing school. Goodwin's nursing advisor, Sharon Bradley, a clinical assistant professor, said the college normally doesn't include studentathletes. 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." Competition within 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 competition and we were going to be fighting for the same spot." Pi g Even with the comp there's been time for some maybe. You watch her play everything look so is obviously intimid because [while she' erything look easy, I' ass off over etition, however, shenanians Aell ing my ass off over here." All night long No sleep for three months. That's what -she makes Goodwin grinded through this summer. easy. Which She took accelerated classes and played on a semi-professional team in Orlando. ati ng to me, "Even looking back now, I can't believe s] making evthat I did it," she said. "And I am still doing it m working my now, but it just broadens my horizons to what here." I'm capable of. This program, this university never ceases to help me realize the extent of Katie Frame my capabilities." UF backup goalie You'd think that after going through that this summer, she'd be off her game. Not even "[It's been funhelping Fraine] but to an dose. extent," Goodwin said. "I joke with her all Goc the time, and I tell her that I'll help her on the started things that she has questions with as soon as pressiv the season's over, like in spring, when I graduFrai ate." The Fraine admits that she would like to start game 0 but still has great admiration for Goodwin and respon her abilities. Th -"You watch her play she makes everymate thing look so easy," Fraine said. 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36, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6,2006 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 fouer sacks second on the team. all those people it's very exhausting and hard to be there. It's like playing Russian Roulette." lakes alsrt 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 m 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 seeWhile 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 nathen 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 friend. she has her good days and her (Kan.) in the first round of the 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 .gg m watching. of arts degree in June 2005, allowmg When UF played Tennessee on him to transfer to UF. More importantAt 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 Seta as nterse ptionsam n drive from his mother. son could celebrate, news came back the first and last passes of the game. "For him to be so close to home, to that the cancer wasn't gone. Watching on television some 700 his mom, helps him a lot," UF safeties The frustrations mounted from 18 miles away was exhausting enough coach John Holliday said. months of bad news. But with the seafor Lakes. Lakes finally watched her son play son set to kick off in six months, Lakes I got so excited that I realized I didn't at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in UF's was determined to get better. I b s dI season opener against Wyoming last She endured countless chemotherave my oxygen tube on, e sai 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 exited I got short of breath. "I couldn't believe all the people Gainesville. As r N as OKur 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. 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 of eliThey thought that was the first they pounded UC. gibility remaining, many regard him of many games together last season, "My doctor is going to kill me as first-round pick in the NFL Draft but it was the last. The cancer Lakes when he finds out," she said. "He next season. Neither can be certain thought was gone had returned, and wouldn't have let me go if I told him about their future. she was too ill to make the drive, so I didn't tell him. I pushed myself a But one thing remains 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 A h d o ba Nelson went on to have a breakif I'll be back this year because with ough any day, good or bad. -------------GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS 25% OFF any one GNC Product Cannot be corned Need cupo. Gift Certificate For Bke Racks Hitches -TrQ ers 4 3914 SW Archer RdUdetny only -valabl. at Buti.r Pl.za I .ti. Underbody Lights CSecal377-6020 Ex ,0107 $ 0 off itemGator Tailgate uppties ILst Gator Car AccessoNes Cusome pa4 sa x Not o omn e Orn .-Cars. 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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 M ALLIGATOR 37 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, 7'" 160 yards, 5.3 avg, 2 TDs); LSU: So. LB Darry Beckwith (30 tackles, 3 TFL), Jr. DT Glenn Dorsey (23 tackles, 6 TFL). 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. ADVANTAGE: LSU 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 (18 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. AD)VANTAOFLSU 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 TDs), 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 (31 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. ADVANTAGE: UF #U 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 (1,246 yds, 10 TDs-1 NT, 70.4 pct, 188.4 rating), Sr. WR Craig Davis (25 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 (18 rec, 272 yds, 15.1 avg, 4 TDs); UF: Jr. DB Reggie Nelson (14 tackles, 4 INTs), Jr. SS Tony Joiner (32 tackles, 1 NT). 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. ADVANTAGE: LSU SPECIAL TEAMS KEY PLAYERS: UF: Sr. Kicker Chris Hetland (0-3 FGs), Sr. Punter Eric Wilbur (15 punts, 41.3 avg, long 58). LSU: So. Kicker Colt David (2-2 FGs, long 42), Sr. Punter Chris Jackson (14 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. ADVANTAGE: LSU INTANGIBLES One could argue that this is thE first game this season that UF comes into overmatched in talent. But the Gators have the home field and ESPN's "College GameDay," not to mention whatever advantage it can gain from the pregame homecoming parade. ADVANTAGE: UF Jennifer LaBrie and Nick Zaccardi / Alligator Staff L

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2006 ALLIGATOR www.aIIigator.org/sports CIu n P0 ks C o Ull n SITE: The Swamp, Gainesville (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: Saturday 3:30 p.m. TV/RADIO: CBS/WRUF AM850 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 alchohol 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 name." We were looking for some insight into tis week's UF-LSU showdown, but the afternoon bartender couldn't care less about the SEC showdown. Does he have an opinion on the game? "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 this crap." Apparently, only the owner can devulge such top-secret information, 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 lanastass@alligator.org Get out the hankies. One year ago, LSU ripped UF's collective heart out of its chest. The Tigers toyed with the Gators, teased 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. The realization that you have just lost your footing in the Southeastem Conference title race is a sobering thought. Coach Urban Meyer sobbed while discussing 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 redemption Saturday aftemoon 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 somehow find away to win its next three games -LSU, Aubum 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 broke down. "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 to speak to the media while he was still teary SEE ADVANCE, PAGE 33 Tim casey / Alligator Staff UF coach Urban Meyer argues a call with a referee during the second half of his 21-17 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 Ianastasis@alligator.org The long-winded and still-confusing Marcus Thomas saga ended Thursday -with a press release. The AUl-Southeastern Conference tackle will conveniently 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 second 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 athletics 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, Thomas was e d definitely suspended for failing a second school-administered drug test. However, his mother, Sheila Thomas Mote, contended the test was related to Thomas' initial positive test for marijuana. UF's policy is to suspend student-athletes for half of a season for a second substance abuse violation. In llght of the circumstances, the details don't add up. If Thomas tested positive a second time, he should have been suspended 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 evenings to take care of." "I think he's a very good football player," Meyer added. "I think he's a good chemistry guy on the team. He invested a lot in this program." ii 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 season. MLB playoffs Tigers 4 Yankees Cardinals Padres 3 2 0 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) Other 1%(6) right for resulIts.) 403 TOiOTFS L Ar I I -MRSOMMUMMEW-T -ME --_,_ -_F, .k-

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