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Not officially associated with the University
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 34


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We Inform. You Decide.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006


UF shuffles



graduation



ceremonies

N A SPECIAL COMMENCEMENT WILL
HONOR ONLY GRADUATE STUDENTS.

By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
atiegen@alligator.org
This year's class of graduating students will par-
ticipate in an "experiment" in which UF administrators
divide and shuffle commencement ceremonies.
The most significant change is that graduate stu-
dents who previously graduated with their colleges
will be moved to a multicollege ceremony exclusively
for graduate students.
Both Fall and Spring ceremonies will change.
Fall ceremonies have historically combined under-
graduate and graduate students in two ceremonies
consisting of two groups of colleges. The College of
Engineering hosted its own ceremony
Since 2004, Spring commencement has honored
each college individually in ceremo-
UF nies that combined graduate and
Academics undergraduate students. Only the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
separated the two groups of graduates.
This Fall, there will be three commencement cer-
emonies two for undergraduates and one for gradu-
ate students.-
As always, professional colleges such as veterinary
medicine and law will hold their own.
Provost Janie Fouke, UF's chief academic officer,
said she has made the changes to acknowledge gradu-
ate student accomplishments specially. She said gradu-
ate student ceremonies are often more formal than un-
dergraduate ceremonies, which can be rambunctious.
She said it was not a cost-cutting measure. The
new arrangement is an "experiment," she said.
Administrators will decide how to proceed after gaug-
ing students' approval of the test.
R. Kirby Barrick, dean of the College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences, said he regrets that his college's cer-
emony will be changed.
Graduate students make up one-third of the
college's population, Barrick said. It is "inspirational"
to have them attend the same ceremony as the under-
graduates.
"Our preference would be to keep our old cer-
emony," he said.
Barrick said the college asked to keep things the
same, but he was told to see how the experiment went.
Hosting a ceremony that included graduate stu-


SEE GRADUATION, PAGE 9


Little lunger
David Brown, 9, practices with his fencing coach, Brian Harper, Monday at the Unified Training Center. Brown,
who placed ninth in his national age division last year, is training for this year's national championship.




FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fire alert system to get an upgrade


By DOMINICK TAO
Alligator Writer
dtao@alligator.org
In another move meant to avoid in-
creased property taxes for Gainesville
residents, the City Commission voted
unanimously Monday to move forward
in installing a modem paging system in
Gainesville Fire Rescue stations.
Commissioners voted to allow City
Manager Russ Blackburn to choose a com-
pany to provide the system hardware to
alert firefighters of emergency calls.
City officials have already allocated
$300,000 for the paging system to prevent
a drop in the city's fire insurance rating,
which would raise city property insurance.
JoAnne Rice, a GFR district chief, said
the upgrade, which could be installed by
early 2007, was critical.


"In the rescue business, seconds are cru-
cial," Rice said. "We need a system to take
us into the future."
It takes nearly a minute to alert all seven
local fire stations with the current VHF ra-
dio device, Fire Chief Bill Northcutt said.
"In the rescue business,
seconds are crucial."
JoAnne Rice
GFR district chief

Even though VHF stands for "very high
frequency," the current system is three to 26
times slower than the modem 800-mega-
hertz system that will replace it.
"Now, we will be able to do it in a single
digital blast," Northcutt said.
Rice, who relies on the alert system for


emergency call dispatches each day, said
the system is so outdated that calls some-
times don't even make it through.
"We've had a problem of it breaking
down quite regularly," she said.
The commissioners' decision elimi-
nates the chance that the International
Organization for Standardization will de-
grade the fire department's rating.
Insurance companies use the organiza-
tion's 10-point scale to help with risk as-
sessment in calculating insurance rates.
Bob Woods, the city's spokesman, said
not approving, the upgrade would result
in insurance rate increases to home and
business owners.. Representatives from lo-
cal insurance companies could not give an
estimate for the potential insurance hike.
"To be honest," Northcutt said, "we've
never gotten an agent to give us a straight
answer."


* UF defensive line-
man Ray McDonald
and the Gators
finally believe the
program is headed
in the right direc-
tion. The Gators are
No. 2 in the AP poll
and No. 3 in the
coaches' poll.
See story, pg. 20.


M Local law en-
forcement officers
pose with horses,
motorcycles and
dogs for a fund-
raising calendar
featuring men in
uniform.
See story; pg. 3.


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* Wal-Mart has intro-
duced a new plan in
Florida that will allow
customers to buy a
30-day supplies of
314 generic drugs,
each for $4. Target
said it is planning a
similar program.
See story, pg. 8.


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3


Local police flex for calendar


* AN OFFICER'S WIFE AIMS
TO UP RESPECT FOR COPS.

By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Ilewis@alligator.org

As the wife of a local police
sergeant, Fitz Koehler was tired of
watching people mistreat her hus-
band, so she hatched a plan to earn
him some respect.
She turned him into a pinup.
Rob Koehler is one of about 100
law enforcement officers featured
in his wife's "men in uniform"
calendar, which brings together of-
ficials from the Gainesville Police
Department and the Alachua
County Sheriff's Office.
Unlike other pinup calendars,
Koehler's glossy product doesn't
boast suggestive photos or scant-
ily cad models. In fact, some of the
"men in uniform" aren't men 'at all.
Instead of standing in provoca-
tive poses, officers hawk guns, sit on
motorcycles and smile aside police
dogs. Each month is accompanied
by a full-page photo of an official
donning police gear, as well as a box
of biographical information with
tidbits like marital status. Smaller
photos of ASO and GPD officials
line the tops of some pages.
Koehler said it's all part of her
effort to illustrate the importance
of law enforcement officers in the
community.
"It's nice for people to be nice to
them, and that's basically what mat-
ters to me," she said. "I made the cal-


endar wholesome, so it's appropri-
ate to hang in schools and churches
and homes and businesses."
Now, Koehler's wholesome cal-
endar is earning national acclaim.
The calendar was featured for
the second time on "Live with Regis
and Kelly" last month, after Koehler
mailed in photos of the stars' heads
superimposed onto burly officers'
bodies. The calendar was first tout-
ed on the show in July.
Six of the calendar's month pages
were shown on the air, she said.
"I'm very proud of the
project, and I just want law
enforcement to be treated
nicely at the end of the
day."
Fitz Koehler
police sergeant's wife

"Kelly was gushing all over the
place, and the audience loved it,"
she said. "Nobody TiVo-ed it, un-
fortunately."
Gainesville residents- are taking
not e of the calendar, too. Koehler
has earned the support of local busi-
nesses like Cloud 9 Spa Salon and
Gators Plus, which sell the calendars
for $10 a copy.
Koehler has 10,000 copies of her
calendar ready for sale.
Koehler said she hopes to raise
"as much money as possible" from
the calendars, which cost about
$15,000 to produce. Proceeds will
benefit the Reichert House and the


Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, two
programs designed to help troubled
children.
Pete King, a deputy with the
sheriff's office, is Mr. October 2007.
He said Koehler's charitable goals
were what prompted him to pose.
"That's the main thing, to help
support the kids," he said. "It was
done in good taste."
Koehler decided to pursue the
project last year, and she said three
photographers spent about two and
a half months shooting the pictures
in the spring.
Along with the 100 or so law en-
forcement officials, Koehler said the
calendar features four horses, nine
dogs and 12 motorcycles.
"It was a colossal task," she said.
"I'm very proud of the project, and
I just want law enforcement to be
treated nicely at the end of the day."
Officer Mike Denmark, of the
Gainesville Police, is pictured
leaning against a police car in the
calendar's main July photo.
"I've not heard anything but
positive feedback in the commu-
nity," he said. "Fitz just works real
hard, and she does a lot of good
things for us."
Koehler said she hopes the cal-
endar will inspire the wives of other
law enforcement officials to pursue
similar projects.
But now that she's caught the
attention of "Live With Regis and
Kelly," she's ready to take her cal-
endar to the national media's next
level.
"I'll be satisfied when we're on
the 'Today' show,'" she said.


National Coming Out Day brings LGBT events to campus


SA FORUM REACHES OUT TO THE
GREEK COMMUNITY TONIGHT.

By JESSICA PALOMBO
Alligator Contributing Writer

Students from three Greek councils will
speak tonight at a forum entitled "Greeks &
Homophobia."
The event, scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in the


Reitz Union Auditorium, will kick off a week
of activities revolving around Wednesday's
National Coming Out Day, said Charlene
Liu, administrative vice president of the
Multicultural Greek Council.
Liu said she hopes the forum will dispel
stereotypes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender students and the Creek system.
"UF, and especially the Greek commu-
nity, are still perceived as very conservative,


and there is homophobia," she said.
The forum will "show the Gainesville
community that not the whole Greek com-
munity is homophobic," she said.
Speakers from the MGC, the
Student Interfraternity Council and the
Lif National Pan-Hellenic Council
will share stories about their
positive and negative experiences as gay
students in the Greek community. The


forum's organizers hope to also have
a fourth panelist from the Panhellenic
Council.
Adelle Fontanet, president of the Pride
Student Union, said she hopes the forum
will start dialogue among UF students.
"There's a silence and a latent homopho-
bia within the Greek community," she said.
"No one likes to talk about it, so it never gets
any better."


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UF beats Harvard, Yale in business college rankings


* UF BOASTS THE RANKINGS, BUT
THE COLLEGE DOESN'T.

By JOEY CHINDAMO
Alligator Writer
jchindamo@alligator.org

UF is still a few spots away from becom-
ing one of the country's top universities,
but according to several recent rankings, its
Warrington College of Business is already
making the grade.


UF's master of business administration
program jumped to No. 13 in a survey con-
ducted by The Wall Street Journal, which
ranked schools based on how attractive they
are to corporate recruiters. The program was
previously ranked No. 27.
The MBA program also placed high in The
Princeton Review's newest edition of business
school rankings. For "Best Overall Academic
Experience," UF ranked at No. 6 ahead of
Stanford, Yale and Harvard universities.
Business schooladministrators said they're
proud of the high marks, but they said the


rankings alone "don't drive our programs."
"The external world places a certain level
of emphasis on (rankings)," said Alex Sevilla,
director of the college's MBA program.
Sevilla said the college does not pride itself
on rankings, but since they
U F are "visible to the external
world," they obviously
bode well for the college's
programs.
According to a press release, recruiters who
influenced The Wall Street Journal's rankings
were "especially impressed by UF's willing-


ness to go the extra mile in making their jobs
easier."
Sevilla echoed the sentiment.
"We place a lot of emphasis on building
relationships with these companies," he said.
Sevilla said he thinks that when students
are asked about UF's MBA program, which
he says is "run like a business," they look at
several factors: faculty quality, the program's
rigor, the quality of the program's students
and overall atmosphere.
"We're always willing to listen to stu-
dents," Sevilla said.


Narcissists strive for sexual pleasure, not intimacy


Study: Self-absorbed more likely to cheat


By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer

He can count her freckles with-
his eyes dosed. There are five, may-
be six on the left side and one very
unique one under her eye.
He can also tell you her favorite
animal is an elephant, and he can
even tell you why.
He hasn't shaved in two weeks
or cut his hair in more than four
months, but she doesn't mind.
Brian Bello and Kyle Donnelly


are two college students who say-
they care more about each other
than about themselves and that sex
is not the most important factor.
"I know that may not seem all
that normal," Bello said. "But I guess
we're just different."
Bello said he believes a relation-
ship is about companionship and
friendship. But according to a UF
study, other students may disagree.
The UF study, conducted on peo-
ple from ages 8 to 80, found that nar-
cissists are more interested in sexual


pleasure than lasting intimacy, with
college students among the highest
in that category.
Ilan Shrira, a UF visiting psy-
chologist, said
UF narcissism peaks
S- at adolescence
due to a positive
outlook on life.
"Students in college tend to have
very short-term relationships that
don't work out," he said. "They are
eager to just party and have fun,
which are strong characteristics of


a narcissist."
Shrira believes narcissists are
more likely to commit adultery and
use sex to improve their egos.
"Narcissists constantly think they
are on top .of the world," he said.
"They don't care who they dump
or get rid of, they always believe
there's someone else out there."
Shrira, along with Joshua
D. Foster, a University of South
Alabama social psychologist, and
W. Keith Campbell, a University of
Georgia social psychologist, con-
ducted two studies with a total of
485 undergraduate students at the
University of Georgia.


"More often than not, these
people seem to be interested in be-
ing your friend until they get dose
to you, then they only talk about
themselves," he said. "Even those
that are married use their spouse to
improve their self-image."
Shira said real-world experience
provides a new outlook on failure.
"After a while you realize you're
not as great as you once thought,"
she said.
Shrira said college students have
had more experience being with a
narcissistic person in the past than
others. The students said their part-
ners were mostly interested in sex.


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Center on Monday. Ambrose is gearing up for a skating contest Nov. 4.


By WHITNEY SESSA
Alligator Contributing Writer

When Ricky Mercure signed a lease with
Gainesville Place Apartments in spring 2005, he
drove through the open gates to his new home.
Now, almost two years later, those gates are
still wide open, not once having been used.
Mercure, a UF sophomore, isn't the only resi-
dent concerned about the quality of service and
safety at his or her apartment complex.
"A huge misconception that students and
their parents have is that high prices will
always equal high quality," said Kelly Teale,
an assistant manager at The Leasing Co. Inc.
"Especially when it comes to safety."
The cost of an apartment is not always repre-
sentative of how safe it is, she said.
"Parents will come in and say, TIl pay what-
ever it takes to keep my kid safe,' but what they
don't realize is that money isn't the determining
factor of how safe the apartment complex is,"
she said.
When looking for an apartment for their
children, parents usually make safety their top
priority.
SMost renters opt to pay extra for an apart-
ment in a gated community and are disap-
pointed once they realize the complex doesn't
use its gates regularly.
"What's the point of paying for an apartment
with a gate if they're not even going to use it?"
said Amanda Farbish, a marketing junior who
lives in Campus Lodge Apartments. "If you are
going to have it, you might as well be using it."
Campus Lodge never uses its gates, she
said, and a guard checks entrants maybe once
a month.
"When the guard is on duty he is only there
for a short time period and during strange
hours," she said. "He'll get there around 11:30
p.m. and will be gone by 2 a.m."
Students should be concerned, Teale said,
because more and more. crimes occur around
gated communities.
"Lately, I've heard of shootings and sketchy
things happening around gated complexes,"
she said.
The lack of security often worries many


apartment residents, especially females,
Mercure said.
"Guys might not mind as much, but girls
who walk alone to the Gainesville Place gym
at night are probably really bothered by it," he
said.
The reason these complexes are not regu-
larly using their gates is because management
is often more concerned with quantity instead
of quality, Teale said. With the influx of students
into Gainesville, many complexes are more con-
cerned with reaching maximum occupancy.
Thingssuch as managing a gate and repair-
ing it take a back seat to securing more leases,
she said.
"What's the point of paying for an
apartment with a gate if they're not
even going to use it?"
Amanda Farbish
UF marketing junior

Teale recommends that students who are
apartment hunting visit complexes at night to
get a true judgment of its safety.
"Go there on a Friday night, at 1 in the morn-
ing if you have to," she said. "Walk around and
see if its well-lit, if there's police cars and if you
feel comfortable. Go get your gut reaction, and
make your decision off of that."
While some complexes do not habitually use
their gates, others use them consistently.
Leah Sitkoff, a theater performance junior,
lives in The Laurels Apartments and says she
never has to question whether her complex is
using its guard gate.
"I know that when the gate is broken, even
residents at The Laurels can't be let in until they
have showed some form-of ID," she said.
The dependable security at The Laurels, she
said, was the deciding factor when it came to
choosing an apartment.
"When my roommate and I were looking for
an apartment, The Laurels' gate was the added
security that I needed," she said. "It goes down
every night at about 7 p.m., and after that visi-
tors have to be cleared through a guard. It also
gave our moms a peace of mind."






TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5


HEALTH

Stress falls on students


By ADRIAN MONTANEZ
Alligator Contributing Writer

When October comes around,
Halloween fever arrives, and the month
of candy, jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts kicks
off. But for UF students, it isn't all fun.
A real fear strikes students when this
season arrives, one more significant than
that imparted by seasonal pranks, scary
decorations or ghost stories. Midterm
season is beginning, and the added stress
that comes along with it can cause health
problems for some students.
"About this time of the year, students
just start coming in increasing numbers
all the way until the semester is over,"
said Beree Darby, a counselor with UF's
Student Mental Health Services.
Students complain of a variety of dif-
ferent issues that cause stress when they
come in for help at the Student Health
Care Center, including depression, rela-
.tionship issues, lack of time, and stress
from classwork and grades.
A person's physical condition can be
depleted by mental stress, which makes
keeping a positive mind-set all the more
important in staying healthy and perform-
ing well. Positive thinking releases chemi-
cals in a person's body and can physiologi-
cally improve them, she said.
"How you think makes a huge impact
in how you feel," Darby said.
Treatments can be given in a variety of
ways, as each student presents a different


case, with different stressors. Among the
most innovative of the treatments is self-
hypnosis, a technique that assists people
in dealing with their problems without the
immediate help of a therapist.
There are 10 common types of negative
thinking, known as cognitive distortions,
that increase stress levels. Each can be
treated to improve a person's mind-set
and, consequently, health. These distor-
tions include all-or-nothing, thinking,
emotional reasoning, labeling, and person-
alization and blame, Darby said.
"You just don't need to add a
headache to a schedule that
has you all nervous and studying
all the time."
Brad Sharkey
UF nuclear engineering major

Brad Sharkey, a UF nuclear engineering
major, has attended the sessions with the
Stress and Headache Reduction Training
Group at the SHCC and is planning on do-
ing it again this year.
"Last year I got sick right around the
time we got bombarded with tests," he
said. "It didn't make sense to me at first
that they were probably related. It's just
that stuff adds up, and you just don't
need to add a headache to a schedule that
has you all nervous and studying all the
time."


SG to say hello, goodbye


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org

After a week's delay, the Student
Senate will hold a double meeting tonight
to say goodbye to departing officials and
elect two new executives.
Sen. Josh Weiss said the first meeting
of the night is for people to say their fare-
wells, while the second is to approve Fall's
election results and select a new Senate
president and president pro tempore.
Senators help control more than $12 mil-
lion in student money.
Although the double meeting was
initially set for last week, the Student
Government Elections Commission did
not approve the election results in time for
the Senate to consider them.
Weiss, who has served as the Senate's
president pro tempore for the past few
months, is planning to make a bid for
Senate president this evening. Senators
will also elect a new president pro -tem-
pore, who is the Senate's No. 2 official.
Departing Sen. Ryan Nelson said the
goodbye speeches will probably drag on
for a while. The longest speech he has
heard lasted 40 minutes.
He said many goodbye speeches are
"full of hot air," unless they're geared to
offer advice to new lawmakers.


"I hope mine will do that," Nelson said.
"I've done a lot in these chambers, and I
would like my legacy to live on in these
new senators."
But Weiss said the speeches are impor-
tant to a lot of people.
"I think it's important for senators who
have been serving (more than) a year to
preserve the opportunity to make parting
remarks," he said. "But there have been
times when the speeches have gone un-
necessarily long."
Because Weiss is expecting a long
St e night, he advised his
tover ment parents, who are visit-
ing to watch the Senate
president election, to
rent a room in the Reitz Union Hotel.
"That way, as soon as it's over they can
just head up the elevator and go to bed,"
Weiss said.
Weiss is expected to run unopposed for
Senate president. No one has announced a
candidacy for president pro tempore.
The Senate's Information and
Communications Committee will also
be handing out about 30 "paper-plate
awards" at tonight's meeting, said com-
mittee Chairwoman Lauren Asher.
The paper plates are decorated with
drawings and pictures. The committee
will give them to senators who are leaving
and have made Senate more enjoyable.


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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006


Editorial


Decisions

As goes CLAS, so goes

the rest of UF
What's the purpose of a land-grant university like
UF? Is it to teach undergraduates? To take high
school kids, like pimply lumps of clay, and mold
them into well-rounded adults? Or is it to chum out doctors,
lawyers, middle managers and patent after patent after pat-
ent?
It's a tough question. But it lies at the heart of UF's big-
gest controversy the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and its $4.1 million deficit. So you might as well start think-
ing about it. No pressure.
The administration's five-year plan calls for cuts in
English and mathematics, CLAS' most important depart-
ments. They provide many of UF's mandatory courses,
some of its most distinguished faculty and, let's not
forget, the core of a university education. There are some
things any college graduate should just know. Calculus,
sadly, happens to be one of them.
Of course, the people in Tigert Hall don't see it that way.
To them, a top-10 university is all about job preparation
- getting you into that corer office, that law firm or that
new BMW. Then you give them some money and they name
a building after you. It's simple.
Or, better yet, you can invent something. A cure for
AIDS, maybe. Call it "Gator-AIDS," team up -with Pfizer
and sell it for $50 a dose then U.S. News & World Report
will have to show UF some respect. At least we'd outrank
the University of Texas, finally.
Don't get us wrong. Preprofessional education is impor-
tant. So is research. But teaching ordinary students to think,
read and write about important issues to be informed
citizens, in other words should be UF's first priority.
Unfortunately, if the administration's recent moves are any
indication, it's not.
UF President Bernie Machen, for example, says fixing the
CLAS deficit isn't his responsibility. He's wrong CLAS
is the biggest college at the university he runs. Besides,
Machen sat on his hands, year after year, while CLAS over-
spent its budget. Did he find out why? No. Did he increase
the college's funding? No. He didn't do jack.
In fact, after former Provost David Colburn stepped
down in 2004, Machen waited almost a year before appoint-
ing Janie Fouke to replace him. In the meantime, UF went
without its No. 2 official, its budget watchdog and CLAS
sunk deeper and deeper into debt. Big surprise.
So what can the administration do to save CLAS?
Actually, it's easy just increase the college's funding by
$5 million a year.
That's a lot of money, but it's chump change compared to
the university's multibillion-dollar budget. And the cost of
not fixing CLAS of losing professors, increasing class siz-
es and cutting academic programs will be much greater
in the long run. Just think about our ranking, Bernie.
Besides, if Machen and Fouke are serious about making
UF a nationally prestigious school, solving the CLAS prob-
lem should be their first task. Now is the time. Faculty in
the CLAS assembly voted last week to scrap the five-year
plan a good start but there's only so much that CLAS
Dean Neil Sullivan can do without more money.
Now it's up to Tigert Hall to find the money CLAS
and UF as a whole so desperately needs.


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Scrap Bright Futures for need-ba.sed aid


ince its creation in 1997, the Florida Bright Futures
Scholarship has been embraced by the public as a
way for Florida students to get a great education at a
highly if not completely discounted price.
But the cost of this program is quickly starting to out-
weigh the benefits.
More than 130,000 high school graduates from the
2004-05 school year are attending college on the state's dol-
lar, which costs the state more than $200 million a year. And
due to artificially low tuition rates, Florida's universities are
struggling to 'remain competitive. If something isn't done,
Bright Futures will pull the rug out from underneath the
very institutions it was created to build up.
Tuition accounts for only 3.5 percent of UF's total revenue.
This is appallingly low. By comparison, the University of
Virginia a top-10 university receives almost 25 percent
of its revenue from tuition. At the University of Michigan
- also top-10 more than 57 percent of revenue comes
from tuition.
This means that UF gets a lot less money than it should
if it wants to be competitive for a coveted spot on the top-10
list. This isn't UF's fault. UF President Bernie Machen has
been trying to raise undergraduate tuition for a few years
now, but the Florida Legislature won't let him higher
tuition might bankrupt Bright Futures.
Let'sdace it: Public colleges in Florida are dirt cheap. But
not all Florida residents are dirt-poor. In fact, many are far
from it. More than 50 percent of UF students come from
households earning more than $100,000 a year. Almost half
of UF undergraduates receive Bright Futures scholarships
that pay for at least 75 percent of their tuitions and fees. I'm
guessing there is a huge overlap between these two groups.
So take note, legislators: The Bright Futures program
should be revamped into a need-based scholarship. This


would allow the money-pressed
universities to. raise tuition and col-
lect more-funds without bankrupt-
ing the state. Our state university
System would be more financially
stable but would still give the stu-
Jessica Holland dents who most need financial as-
Jess Suggests distance the opportunity to attend a
letters@alligator.org quality institution.
One credit at UF costs about $73.
Let's theoretically raise that just 60
percent, to about $116 per credit. This would put UF on a
par with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
the university ranked "best-value" by Kiplinger's Personal
Finance.
If Bright Futures were need-based and didn't pay for the
richest 25 percent of possible recipients the students most
able to pay tuition out of pocket the state would save mil-
lions a year. This may seem like petty cash, but here's the
kicker: Thoserich students would then pay UF an additional
$35 million in tuition if prices were raised.
Hmm, $35 million across the board, just from one univer-
sity? Sounds pretty good to me. The College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences could even get out of debt!
Obviously, the program would have to be worked so it
doesn't crunch the already-strained middle class or families
with special circumstances. And there's no doubt that the
financial backgrounds of students at UF differ greatly from
those at, say, Florida International University.
But the Bright Futures program is struggling. Unless we
make some changes, the futures of Florida's high school
graduates just won't look so bright.
Jessica Holland is a German and economics junior. Her column
appears on Tuesdays.


The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.


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Good Samaritans provide example for all Gators
Kudos to the four students who stopped to assist a
fellow student in distress near the Stephen C. O'Connell
Center on Monday morning. When someone is lying
unconscious on the ground with his or her belongings
scattered everywhere, it's reasonably safe to assume
there's a problem. As I approached, it was shocking to
see how many people walked or drove past, each of
them looking, but not one of them stopping to help.
It's sad to realize that the same students who acted
together so passionately and quickly in response to
unwelcome Facebook.com changes can so easily ignore
a human being in need. While this kind of apathy may
be common in some places, it is certainly not what we
should expect on UF's campus.
Deborah Mayhew
assistant director
Engineering Student Affairs


Act condones detention of terror suspects
Last month, in its daily opinion poll, the Alligator
posed the following question: "Should suspected ter-
rorists be tried by military tribunals?" Unfortunately,
the Military Commissions Act, .which inspired the
question, went unnoticed in most newspapers. It ad-
dresses the United States' legal obligations to "unlawful
enemy combatants" the legal term for the people
we've detained and tortured over the past five years.
Unsurprisingly, the Military Commissions Act legalizes
these horrible actions. Shame on the Alligator for not
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Wal-Mart's low-cost drugs now offered statewide


By LESLEY-ANNE MARKS "I've never heard of anything
Alligator Contributing Writer like that (list) before," said Steve
Ferguson, a staff pharmacist at the
Students may now spend less Wal-Mart on Archer Road. "It is
on their generic prescriptions than amazing, especially this extensive."
on a pizza. According to Wal-Mart, the $4
Wal-Mart made a new prescrip- medicines are used to manage ill-
tion drug program available to the nesses such as allergies, diabetes,
entire state of Florida on Friday, four cholesterol and high blood pressure.
months earlier than planned. Under The new program covers both
the plan, 314 drugs can be bought at insured customers as well as those
$4 for each 30-day supply. who are not insured.
The company originally ran a Ferguson said he believes that
trial of the program in its Tampa Bay students will be able to take advan-
area stores and planned to expand it tage of the decrease in prices.
to the entire state in January. "I absolutely think there are


"I've never heard of any-
thing like that (list) before.
It is amazing, especially
this extensive."
Steve Ferguson
Wal-Mart staff pharmacist

things students could use," he said.
"There are lots of antibiotics and an-
tidepressants."
The savings will help the unin-
sured the most. Ferguson said that
a number of the higher-cost generic


prescriptions on the program's list
would cost anywhere from $25 to
$35 for an uninsured customer buy-
ing the prescription before the start
of the program. This equals a poten-
tial savings of up to $31.
Wal-Mart's rival, Target Corp.,
announced that it would follow suit
to remain competitive and that it
would start a similar $4 generic pre-
scription plan in its Florida stores.
Sue Himes, a pharmacist at the
Target on Archer Road, said the
catch of Wal-Mart's new program is
that it only covers a 30-day supply of
the generic drugs listed. That means


if a prescription comes in a 60- or 90-
day supply, the person cannot reap
the benefits of the price reduction.
Generic prescriptions already of-
fer savings over brand-name drugs.
"Generics are the best values,
so it is one way of showing we are
trying to take care of you as a health
care professional," Himes said.
The potential savings have
caught college students' attention.
"I would usually fill it at Publix
because I work there," said SFCC
student Signy Holdsworth. "I
would probably go get it filled at
Target now."


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Students object to altered graduation


* THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
HAS BEEN MOST VOCAL.

By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
atiegen@alligator.org

Darshi Bhatt, a senior in the College of
Engineering, is worried that her college's
commencement will lose its intimacy when
it is blended with other colleges' ceremonies
this Fall.
"The whole point of graduation is you
look around, and you feel nostalgic," she
said. Seeing administrators, faculty and stu-
dents from other colleges at this year's com-
mencement will make this year's ceremony
feel generic, she said.
Bhatt is chairwoman of the student
Engineering Advisory Council, which is
protesting the administration's recent deci-
sion to dissolve the college's private com-
mencement ceremony.
The college has been required join UF's
multicollege graduate student commence-
ment, which will be implemented this Fall.
Since 2002, the College of Engineering has
funded its own Fall commencement while
other colleges celebrated together.
Bhatt said she was looking forward to



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seeing students acknowledged by the heads
of their departments and hearing engineer-
ing graduates who have taken jobs with
leading businesses speak to the graduates.
She and other engineering students are
campaigning to preserve the college's pri-
vate commencement ceremony.
Priscila Silva, who represents the College
of Engineering in the Student Senate, said
graduate students make up about half the
college's population. The college doesn't
have a large enough population to host
its own ceremony without the graduate
students, she said, so it will have to join the
mass commencement.
Administrators
UF never asked engineering
':--".?:' students for their input
when they decided last
Spring to host graduate student commence-
ments, Silva said.
None of the three students on UF's
Commencement Committee are from the
College of Engineering.
Silva said she and other student sena-
tors spoke to Provost Janie Fouke about the
decision after they learned about it this Fall.
Fouke told them they would not be able to
change the administration's decision.
Officials should have warned students
about the changes to commencement cer-



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Fall


emonies when they made the decision to
shake up graduation last Spring, Silva said.
Then engineering undergraduates could
have chosen to graduate this Spring, Silva
said, when the college will host private cer-
emonies for undergraduates.
Jonathan Earle, associate dean of the col-
lege, said he supports the experiment but
hopes the college's private ceremony will
remain intact in years to come.
"One piece that I know will be lost is
exciting the undergraduates by showing the
graduates moving on," he said.
This Spring, undergraduates will gradu-
ate with their separate colleges, and gradu-
ate students will have their own ceremony
Silva said graduate students, who usually
graduate with undergrads in Spring, will be
welcome at the undergraduate ceremonies.
Silva proposed a Student Government
resolution asking the UF administration
to consider leaving the college's ceremony
unchanged. It was passed Sept. 19. Students
have created a Facebook.com group that
links to an online petition requesting sup-
port for their cause.
Bhatt said the students' main goal is to
preserve their ceremony.
"You have one graduation when you're
in college, and you don't want that to be an
experiment," Bhatt said.



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Undergraduate students will be divided into two
commencements by college. All grad students in
non-professional colleges will graduate together.
in one ceremony.

Spring

Every college will hold its own commencement
ceremony for undergrads. All grad students in
non-professional colleges will graduate together
in one ceremony.


Kim Wilmath / Alligator Staff


Shift aims to unite

graduate students


GRADUATION, from page 1

dents gave attendees a sense of academic unity
and graduate students a sense of loyalty to the
college, which pays for the event itself, he said.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has
held separate commencement ceremonies for
graduate and undergraduate students for two
years. The college has the largest graduating class
on campus, and there isn't enough room in the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center to host all the.stu-
dents and their guests, said Dean Neil Sullivan.
When the decision was made, Sullivan said,
faculty weren't sure the students would like the
idea. They were surprised to find the graduate
ceremony had high attendance.
"Parents liked to see their students get rec-
ognized in a direct, personal
way," he said.
,. Sullivan said he believes
S the new all-grad-student com-
N,' mencement could provide a
way for graduate students
throughout UF to unite.
"Having our masters and
Ph.Ds graduate with students
from other schools is a won-
derful opportunity," he said.
Fouke said students graduating in the Spring
can still attend their colleges' ceremonies.
Lindsey Collins, a graduate student pursuing
an English doctorate, said she isn't a "big fan"
of graduation ceremonies. She chose not to walk
with the rest of her class when she received her
bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in
Massachusetts. She also skipped the commence-
ment when she received her master's degree at
UF in 2002.
But it can be "scary" when the administration
makes changes like this without discussing the
plan with students, Collins said. Hosting a special
commencement ceremony shows the university
pays attention to graduate students, Collins said.
On the other hand, she said, a ceremony com-
bining graduate students from every nonprofes-
sional college could take too long.
"I can't imagine having a graduate ceremony
where every graduate's name is called," she said.


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Dean and Professor


Center for Student Involvement presents plenty of options


Whether your interest is jumping out of
airplanes as a sky diver or stretching your
mind and body into new horizons as a yoga
enthusiast or whether you like break danc-
ing, the Center for Student Involvement is
the place to start.
Housed on the third floor of the Reitz
Student Union, the center gives students a
chance to take a closer look at more than
650 organizations as well as leadership and
service opportunities.
"One of our goals is to increase student
involvement in meaningful activities," said
Kelli Romano, assistant director of student
involvement.
According-to a 2006 online survey of
3,000 University of Florida students, 57
percent reported
being involved in
campus activities.
Those who want
to be more active on
campus may choose
from activities in 13
categories including:
student government,
fraternities and-
sororities, or research
opportunities.
"It's important
for students to take
the time to explore
what's out there and
to make sure it is
something they are
really interested in,"
Romano said.
Students may also
browse a new Web
site (www.union.ufl.
edu/involvement) to
find lists of activities
or download ap-
plications for various
groups, including Anu Mather, left, R<
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student-run speaker's bureau in the nation.
Romano encourages students who are
unsure about how to get involved to-come
to the center for an involvement consul-
tation, a special service offered to help
students narrow the choices available.
The one-on-one consultations are run
by student members of IDEAL, the group
responsible for promoting involvement and
organizing-the student organization fairs
held each semester.
"Students often forget what they have
done over the years and we hope to make
that easier," said Romano, adding that the
center also provides a new online service to
help students keep track of activities in a


portfolio through GatorLink.
To encourage students to give back to
the Gainesville community, the center may
also refer students to the Center for Lead-
ership and Service in Peabody Hall, which
offers programs ranging from mentoring
local elementary school students to sum-
mer service trips to disaster relief areas.
However students choose to get in-
volved, Romano stresses they should decide
how they will balance their schedules
before making any commitments.
"There's no rush to get involved," she
said. "It's really whenever a student feels
most comfortable."
By Panagiota Papakos


Kristen tartlett
ohan Patankar, Sean Chanhan and Trina Chakravarty practice a traditional Indian dance called
members of the Indian Students Association, one of the hundreds of organizations across the
a that offer students any number of ways to be involved on campus.


Today
7.i0 p m LIF Internaional Centertalk "War
Wiiih Iran- AvoidLale or Ineitnable," Sanam
Vat.il. McC.arrt Hall C. Room 100
Oct. 11
7.30 a m Comnmunit, Campus Council
Breaktas[ featuring Universily Athleti:
Director Jeremv Foley Rei: Student Union,
Arredonrdo Ri-oni
7 30 p.m Syrrphonii Band concert,
University Auditorium
Oct. 13
12-50 p.m, School of Music convocation,
Universir,; Auditorium


Oct. 14
1 p.m., Pipe Orqan demonstration, University
Auditorium
Oct.15
3 [ m Carillon rei: al, ,
Century Towaer .
Oct.16
7-30 p m. School of
MusiL tac ulr, re,-s ltl.
Uriiversiry Audilorium
Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., "Implementing Shared Gover-
rance at UF," faculty development conversa-
tion, Emerson Alumni Hall


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When man and suit combine, it's "Molar Man" time!


It's a big tooth suit! Although it's
more commonly known as the College of
Dentistry's molar mascot to Charbel Klaib,
25, the senior dental student usually inside
the cavity-free tooth.
For more -
than two years,
when Molar 'r
Man is needed,
Klaib has left
his scrubs be-

costume's Lycra
undergarment
he calls a "bal-
lerina outfit"
and the molar Charbel Klaib is the man
body. behind the molar suit.
"It's like Power Rangers but not nearly
as cool," Klaib said.
Sometimes mistaken for a girl but never
for an incisor, Molar Man can be trusted to
make appearances at most dentistry events.
It's impossible to see who's inside the cos-
tume, but everyone knows that Klaib and
his Molar Man alter ego are one and the
same. Mainly because he and the mascot
are never seen together, Klaib said.
"You never see Superman and Clark


Creative land deal
aids UF, environment
A creative approach to protecting envi-
ronmentally sensitive land in north Central
Florida also will help establish a $2 million
endowment for the University of Florida's
Warrington College of Business and the
Florida Museum of Natural History.
Ken and Linda McGurn, of Gainesville,
have donated 216 acres of land around
Lake Tuscawilla, south ofMicanopy, and
a nearby conservation easement to the
University of Florida Foundation. The
foundation is selling the land and easement
to the Alachua Conservation Trust for $1
million and will combine the proceeds with
state and UF matching funds to pay for the
$2 million endowments. The money will
be used for research, technology, teaching
and other programs.
Alachua County Commissioner Mike
Byerly and his wife, Busy, also are con-
tributing the proceeds from the sale of a
conservation easement on their 37-acre
property to ACT as part of the overall
transaction. The proceeds from the Byerly
sale, along with the gift from the McGurns
to ACT, made the purchase of additional
land possible from the Thrasher family and

7:30 p.m., "Poverty and the Future of De-
mocracy in Latin America," Alejandro To-
ledo, Reitz Student UJni-in Grnid BEallrurom
Florida Museum of Natural History
"Biodiversity: A Biologist's Perspective"
through Dec. 10
Galleries
"Jim Roche's Motorcycle Maps" through
Nov. 9, University
Gallery


"Dressed and
Adorned: The Art of
Costume" through
Nov. 3, Grinter Gallery


Kent in the same room," he laughed.
Yes, but can Molar Man change in a
phone booth?
The molar costume might be a little too
big and the Lycra a bit too small, but the
shoes, Klaib said, are just right.
"Dr. Scholl's has nothing on these
shoes," Klaib said about the molar's big,
blue clown shoes.
Of all the dentis.'. AW"
events in which he'
performed, the
college's an-
nual "Give Kids a
Smile" is Klaib's
favorite mascot
adventure.
l-1I r h ,
a lot of fun
for me be-
cause it was all
kids and you're
at their level,"
Klaib said. a
According to Ti
Klaib, children
either love Molar
Man from the start, fear and then come to
love him, or just flat out cry in terror. They


also will fund a management endowment
for the entire 379-acre park.

Coinversationi to focus
on shared governance
The second discussion in the 2006 Fac-
ulty Development "Conversations About..."
series will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Emerson Alumni Hall.
The conversation will offer an opportunity
to discuss how successful implementation
of shared governance at the University of
Florida might be managed.
For additional information, contact
faculty development at 392-6004 or visit
the Web site at www.aa.ufl.edu/aa/
facdev/faculty_development/.

Study ranks UF tops
in technology transfer
The University of Florida is the top-per-
forming public institution at transferring
its research to the marketplace, according
to a major new study by the prestigious
Milken Institute.
A recent report by the California-based
economic think tank ranks UF fifth on the
institute's University Technology Transfer
and Commercialization Index. Only the

Harn Museum of Art
Oct. 12
6 p.m., "'1M rsden Hartley. Transatlaritr Modern-
sm arid Region From Provence to Maiiie.
Donna Cassidy University ot Southern MaNaire
Oct. 20
Noon, "Monuments, Museums and Memory.
Construciing History in Conrtenmprrary Mali,'
Mary Jo Arnold,. Smithsinian Insritution
"American Matrix: Contemporary Directions for
the Harn Mu:eum Collection" through Oct 29
Phillips Cioner
Oct. 11
7:30 p.m., Mikel Rouse "The End of Cinematics


also either hug, dance with his cuspids and
roots, or beat up Molar Man. That's where
it gets tricky. Klaib said he has to be careful
not to get punched in his "flirtation" or the
area between the roots of the tooth. Ouch,
talk about tooth sensitivity.
Despite the challenges of wearing the
college's mascot, Klaib enjoys being Molar
Man. Klaib said per-
forming as Molar -
Man has been
one of his most
memorable
dental school
experiences
Sand he plans
to continue
cultivating his
Molar Man alter
cgo at least until
cr iduation.
After that, an-
.-rher brave dental
student will as-
sume the Molar
Man identity,
and the legend in big, blue clown shoes will
carry on.
By Adrianna Rodriguez


Massachusetts Institute of Techhology, the
10 universities of the California system,
the California Institute of Technology and
Stanford scored higher than UF on the
index, which measured four components of
technology transfer: patents issued, licenses
executed, licensing income and startups.
MIT, Cal Tech and Stanford are private,
and California does not report on indi-
vidual institutions in its system.
To read more about the report, visit the
Web at www.milkeninstitute.org/.

Project expands
UF data storage
A joint project of the University of Flor-
ida's High-Performance Computing Center
and Obsidian Research could result in a boost
in UF's research data storage capability.
The project, which got under way earlier
this year, entails finding and implementing a
system to store the large amounts of informa-
tion gathered by UF researchers. Examples
include data sets generated by physicists in
the search for small particles. The next step in
the project is to make the high-performance
storage that kvas built over the summer ac-
cessible across UF via the 20 Gbps research
network put in place a year ago.

Oct. 13-14
7-30 p m Dan e AlIve rNaional Ballet s
Carmina Burara'
Oct. 15
1 p m Dance Alive National Ballets "Lady Bug"
4 p.m., Pianist Ivo Pogorelich

Oct. 13-22
School of Theatre and Dance's "Waiting for
Godot,". Black Box Theatre, Nadine McGuire
Theatre and Dance Pavilion; Sundays, 2 p.m.;
weekdays. 8 p.m

Oct. 20-22
Family Weekend 2006


Museum seeking
a few good diggers
The Florida lMuseum of Natural
Hi'torv need, help in .olleting fossil,
Ironi i m.jor site at the limestone
quarry northeai-t of Newberry. To date,
nearly\ 100 2-million-v\ar-old animal
slcitrons and -40 dit'frent species
live been found tr the site. The dig
runs from j' a.m. to 4:3(i p.m. daily\
through Dec. 20. \olunrcers must be
a1 lea IS and '.work a minimnl m of
three-hour shift For more ,nlorma-
tion, itir rthe \Xeb at rww.flmnh.
ufl.edu/vertpaleo/2006_dig.htm or
e-mail ihulbhrtf-tl mnh.url.edu.

Online job tracking
to undergo changes
Beginning MoNndda, Oct. 16. the
Uni' crsiry of Florida will introduce
Gatrr.rlob,. a ncv. onne lc ib appliia-
inin tracking slyrtem. The .. rcem
replace. L-Rectruii and .'.-ill be used to
post iob requisitions fior tifculr and
staff, including (PS 1' an arcies. To
le un more abour Giat, riob.:, ist the
W\ b at www.hr.uifl.edu/garorjobs/
or contact Donna Burdge at hurdg@c
ufl.edu.

UF saft y brochure
now available online
The UF Together t':-r a1 Sfe
Campus" 2010i safety br.-_chure i noii
av'ailabJe on rhe LUniversirn tf Florida
P:'-Lnce Dcparrrm:nt We\b siti nt
wnw.police.ul.edu The report in-
cludes 206,. 200-1 and 2005 ,t[nics
on reported crime that occurred on
campus, in cerraili off-c.unpu. build-
ings or pr'.pervr o". ned or controlled
b ULF .nd on public property s ihm.
or imimediarely adlacenr ro and ac-
ce'sible from the UF campus. It alio
include, po'licii:. on alcohol ind drug
use. crime preecntr on, seua.I. l as-ault.
the reporting of crimes, and other
personal and propetrr ratir- isues.
R,-qutur- lo'r hird copLei of the report
m.ia be rriad bh c--n.ail to updint'o,.L'
admin.ulH.c du.

Don't forget ..
~i" O-pn c nrollinenr t ,r benehts end;
Oct. I8. (C- ,rtct Lni,.crsar,- Bcn'r hrs
.it 302-1 225'> or bKnefrti-oifl.cdu for
m,.'re intf.orriaun ii.
d# Spring ctrm rte:book adopri-'n..
mist bc submirtcd b Fridai, Oct. 2-,
ar www.rexradoption.ufl.cdu.
4 d Adcanihe rgi.-iati.on Fur puiing sc-
nm'Lsrer b!lins Oc30. I.'rpire n o. b\
checking .iidiTs lioldJs and regiitriiuon
stjrr time; u the Regitra:toin Prep.ara-
tion ni'n im niin -. Link ,n 1ri s


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consideration at least two weeks in
advance to insideuf@ufl.edu.



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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2006


For Rent
S1 unfurnished

MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
414's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 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*
2BR/2BA LUXURY Flat
FREE Tanning, WID, Huge 24 hr. gym,
PC lab, Gated, Pet friendly,
All amenities,Free Cable w/HBO and Show,
Filling fast for Fall 377-2777
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 PI. $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, par-
tial furnish if needed (couch/loveseat/
dressdwr/2 full bed in 2 rooms) $1600/mo.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St
- 375-7104 12-6-71-2

House 3BR/2BA, 1 car garage, 1530 sq ft,
new carpet & paint; eat in kitc, fireplace, DW,
W/D. Fenced. Avail 9/1. $1200/mo 3908 SW
6th PI. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW
6th St. 375-7104 12-6-71-2

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


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For Rent
unfurnished


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

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

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 10-13-34-2

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

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 10-23-21-2

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

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

Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and 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








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Cute 2BR/1 BA 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 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


WALK TO CAMPUS!
1.5 miles to UF. Studio apt in Pairiewood.
Only $450/mo. Call 352-215-5155 10-13-
5-2

JUST REMODELED NW efficiency cottage
near downtown, enclosed courtyard, water
paid, $450. www.Edbaurmanagement.com
- 1731 NW 6th St. 375-7104 10-31-17-2

Spacious 2BR/1 BA in lovely historic building.
Walk to UF. High ceilings, hardwood floors,
fireplace. Immaculate & freshly painted.
$750/MO Water included. 378-4684
10-13-5-2

1BR/1BA townhouse AVAILABLE NOW. 3
different bus routes. Pets welcome. Walk-in
closets. Ample parking. Fenced in backyard.
Furnishing avail. Will give over deposit &
$100 to take over apartment 813-356-8346
10-20-10-2

ONW 39th Ave Ig. 2BR/2BA + Ig loft w/costly
laminated wd looking fir, cent AC, carpeted,
good neighborhood, convient $670-685
*Nice 2BR/2BA, patio w/gate, trees, part
utils pd. $560-575 373-8310, 219-3937
10-11-3-2

2BR/1.5BAAVAIL IN 3BR/2.5BA- Hawthorne
Reserves on Newberry Rd. Fireplace, 10 min
to UF, W/D, pool w/clubhouse, gym, alarm
system, all new appliances. $500/mo/rm Walt
954-328-8421 Avail Jan 1st 10-16-5-2


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 1352) 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

TIRED OF ROOMMATES? Looking for an
apartment to yourself, in a quiet enviorn-
ment? 1BR/1BA. 5 minutes to campus. Call
352-514-2614 for information. 10-20-10-3



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

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

2 females looking for 3rd in 3BR/3BA con-
do in prime residential area. 15 min from
UF. Close to Park & Ride. Large kitchen &
living rms. Patio. Internet, cable TV, WID,
community pool. $4251mo 727-399-0574
10-24-35-4

1 BR/1 BA MASTER BR
in 2BR/2BA avail immediately. Rent
$400/mo. Call 305-332-6566 or email
yttek@hotmail.com 10-16-20-4

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


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PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
0- NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
12-6-72-5


BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
12-6-72-5


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
wlPreferred 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


Liberal male roommate, NS, for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Furn, close to Shands & UF. $400/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg. 10-20-20-4

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
10-13-14-4

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


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

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

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

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 WD, Walk to UF. $325
plus utilities. 386-527-6714 10-18-10-14

1BR/1BA in townhouse in Haile Plantation.
$550/mo incl cable, internet & utils. Call 239-
410-786 10-13-5-4

2 females needed in a large 4BR Victorian
style house in Duckpond area. $550/MO.
Dogs allowed. Non-smokers. Nice neighbor-
hood. Internet, cable TV. Call 352-745-2939
10-13-5-4



9 | Real Estate

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

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


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

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


F- -
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. Pricesstarting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Baiker 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

NEW CONSTRUCTION







2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
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


S;UUN I KY ULUB LIVING
COLLEGE PRICES!
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services; Inc.
www.windsorparkatuf.com
10-31-16-5


S Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
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Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6

BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
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! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy 0 Sell 12-6-72-6

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


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Ut Furnishings

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 OSingle sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from 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

* Nice entertainment center, large $75 *
full size bed $50 0 electric vibrating recliner
$75 0 record collection over 500 LPs $95 *
portable sewing machine $40 0 lawn mower
$50. Call 335-5326 10-10-3-6


9 1 Computers

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


A+ ACGc nputEr Geeh

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
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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
378-4009, 607 NW13th Street
12-6-72-7


SComputers

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


* l 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


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

NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10

*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
12-6-72-10


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00000* PS2 000***
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10

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

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

OOO***GATOR TIRESOOOOO*
.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

Buick Century St Wagon 96, Prismacolor
marker set $32, Epsom stylus print/scan
$96, heavy wk table 5'L $77, office chair $50,
comp desk/hutch, wheels 5'h $95, bike $32,
fan 3'5"h $23, microwave $14 386-462-3071
10-13-5-10


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

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

GatorMoto
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
12-6-66-11

***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or used
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
10-26-30-11

2000 TRIUMPH DAYTONA 955i
Black, custom molded flames. Single-sided
swing arm. Underseat exhaust, Power com-
mander. $4200/OBO. Call 352-870-8546
10-10-5-11
HYOSUNG RALLY PRIMA MOPED 2005
$950. 1500 miles, 50cc, Bright red and pow-
erful. In excellent condition. 352-375-9013
10-10-5-11

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

2004 YAMAHA R6
Great shapes. Never been laid down. Power
commander kit system, & full titanium arada.
Less than 9,000 miles. Needs two new tires.
$4200 352-498-7691 10-16-5-11

HONDA VF750C MAGNA'94
4 cyl, 4 stroke, 750cc, 1-owner, excellent
condition, garage-kept. 49K miles. $3200.
Call 352-665-0629 to see. 10-16-5-11

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*Running or notl*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12

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

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

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

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

BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

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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 352-338-1999
94 Nissan Sentra 1999
90 Mazda 323 1499
95 Honda Civic 2999
00 Kia Sephia 2499 12-6-72-12

92 Honda Accord 1999 352-338-1999
90 Audi 1999
95 Mazda Protege 1999
92 Cadillac 299
91 Lincoln 299 12-6-72-12

87 Volvo 1499 352-338-1999
78 Chevy PK 999
84 Conversion Van 1999
97 Isuzu Rodeo 2999
95 Honda Passport 2999 12-6-72-12

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

1999 BMW 323i
$12,000. 86000 miles. Sedan, black
(exterior), champagne (interior). Manual
transmission. Call: Carlos @ 850-672-0734
10-10-5-12
2005 SCION XA RS1, 5 SPEED RED,
PWR ROOF, #197 OF 1550 MADE IN USA.
VARY RARE. 14,500 MILES. FACTORY
WARRANTY, BEAUTIFUL CAR. CELL: 717-
468-7460 10-10-5-12

2003 MITSUBISHI EXLIPSE GS
Extra clean. $7600/OBO. Call 352-256-3263
10-17-10-12
*FORD CONTOUR 98 4 dr, DR, TW, PL,
PS, SS, new tires. Need AC repair. 116k mi
$1200.
*TOYOTA CELICA 91 auto, AC, 2 dr, good
cond. 142k mi. $1900. Call 352-372-3885
10-11-6-12

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

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

1996 Geo Prizm LSi
1.6 Champagne. 5 speeds/Manual. 4 doors.
110 K miles. A/C. Runs great. $2200 OBO.
Call 352-246-8596 10-13-5-12

95 Honda Del Sol Convertable.
Excellent shape. Automatic. 70,000 miles
$5,500 Call 372-2548 10-23-10-12

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-
72-13


ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in

the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compsn-
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


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SPEECH AND LANGUAGE STUDY
Adults who stutter & adults w/typical speech
needed for study of speech & language.
Must be at least 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 10-13-5-13


MW Help Wanted


This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
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-
mation or arranging meetings

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, 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. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
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! 12-
6-72-14

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 12-
6-72-14

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
$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 hir-
ing 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 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 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 EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14


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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

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best 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 and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.12-6-70-14

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

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

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

00* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For infe:
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

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

PT ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:
Dependable, computer knowledge required,
flexible hours. Email resume:
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 I

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


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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
therm. 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 0 FUN SCIENCE S
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
OCT& NOV OPENINGS
$12.50 baselappt.
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

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

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

X-MARTADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW13thSt. 11-30-40-14

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
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
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. $6.75/hr for linework-
ers; $8/hr for bakers. Flexible schedules.
Millhopper location. Please call 384-9110
10-10-5-14

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


SEIl Help Wanted


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

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

CLASSIC CARWASH
3010 SWArcher Road.
NOW HIRING GUYS AND GALS.
10-18-10-14

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


E ll Help Wanted


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

WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
PT inventory control, flexible hours. Great job
for students! Will work around class sched-
ule. Apply at Concessions Office, South End
Zone-Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the
Gator SportShop. 10-13-5-14

Pre PT, Pre OT, Nursing students
Flexible hours for care of an elderly woman
requiring total care at home $12/hour. Call
Stephanie for more info 339-6976 10-20-
10-14

BARBERS & COSMETOLOGIST
ABSOLUTELYY HAIR***
1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304 10-
13-5-14

Health Benefits Reps Wanted- P/T- FIT
Work from Home. Set your own hours
Excellent income potential. Pays Daily. Must
have home office set up. Visit:
www.freedomathometeam.com/40396939
or call: Nellie (352) 281-7228 10-13-5-14

NATIONAL CALL CENTER is looking for
customer service representatives hiring all
shifts available. Apply within: 1830 NE 2nd
Ave. or email:cgonzalez@callust.com must
be able to type 30WPM 10-27-20-14

Clubhouse Grille across from YMCA.
Now Hiring waitstaff. Come between 2-4PM
MondayFriday for applications 10-20-10-14

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is look-
ing for dedicated individuals to fill a part time
8AM-1PM and full time positions as Call
Center Operator. Position responsibilities will
include answering telephones, data entry,
and other receptionist duties. The position
will require some nighttime hours as well
as weekends. Applicants should fax a cover
letter and resume to 352-334-7763 or fill
out an application at 4039 West Newberry
Road, Gainesville, FL 32607 EOE/DFWP
10-16-5-14


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This holiday season, .'-.I'-'.- \.1 ,i i-- for someone you love
and help ensure the survival of these unique animals. For $20,
"parents" receive an adoption certificate, a photo and
biography of their manatee and a membership handbook.
Your contribution will go toward efforts to help. protect
endangered manatees and their habitat.

Save the Manatee, Club 1-800-432-JOIN (5646)
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
www.savethemanatee.org
Your donation is tax-deductible
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LifeSouth Community Blood Center is hir-
ing energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting blood and
platelet donors by phone and scheduling
appointments. The starting pay is $6.50/
hour with immediate earning potential up to
$11.50/hour. Please fill out an application at
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039
Newberry Road, or call 224-1740 before
5PM EOE/DFWP 10-23-10-14



WmI 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-
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SEC FOOTBALL

Auburn LB returns from suspension


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUBURN, Ala. Tray Blackmon felt
even more helpless than his fellow Auburn
defenders in the last two games.
The redshirt freshman -linebacker, his
six-game suspension now lifted, can try to
give the 11th-ranked Tigers' beleaguered
defense a hand Saturday against No. 2-UF.
Blackmon will play his first college game
following the suspension for an underage-
drinking arrest in May.


"Watching my guys out there going
through some bad times, I kind of feel bad
because I feel like I let them and myself
down," Blackmon said. "I could be out
there trying to make a difference. I said
to myself that the way to take care of that
is when I do come back, to make a differ-
ence."
The Tigers (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern
Conference) could certainly use the help
after back-to-back struggles. They couldn't
stop Syvelle Newton and South Carolina's

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Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville had been embarrassed by the suspension of Tray
Blackman earlier this season, but the linebacker will return to play the Gators.


passing game, then allowed 279 yards
rushing in a 27-10 loss to Arkansas.
Blackmon's return prompts a shuffling
in the linebacking corps. A projected start-
er before his suspension, the former Parade
All-American is battling Merrill Johnson
for the No. 1 job at weak-side linebacker
after winning the job in the spring
The team's most experienced Lmeback-
er, Karibi Dede, will move from that spot
to the middle, where Johnson has been
starting. The Tigers are hoping for a spark
from the hard-hitting Blackmon, who
forced 13 fumbles in his final two seasons
at LaGrange (Ga.) High School..
"We've got some guys who can run-
around, but Tray has this knack of getting
to the ball and being so explosive on his
tackles," linebackers coach James Willis
said. "He brings an added dimension to
the.ballgame, so I think that will help us
out."
Blackmon was ordered to participate in
a 90-day pretrial program following his ar-
rest in LaGrange. Coach.Tommy Tuberville
suspended him and fellow linebacker
Kevin Sears for an unspecified number of
games for unrelated off-the-field incidents.
Sears .returned three weeks ago, while
Blackmon waited. The-6-foot, 210-pounder
finally got the good news Sunday.
"It made me feel good," Blackmonsaid.
"I've been waiting for that call all season.
I'm ready to contribute to the leann"
The Tigers still rank sixth nahonall) in
scoring defense but have given up a com-
bined 715 yards and 41 first downs the
past two games. Dede thinks Blackmon
can help change that.
"He's a big-time hitter, which is big for
momentum in a game," Dede said. "I'm
just anxious to see him get out there and
just clock somebody."
Blackmon didn't publicly complain
about the length of his suspension.
"When I came here, I gave all my trust
to the coaches that they were going to do
the right thing," he said. "I feel like if that's
how long it took, that's how long it took."
But Blackmon likes the timing of his
return, a chance to make his debut against
the Gators' Chris Leak and a high-powered
offense. How does it feel?
"I can't explain with words," he said.
"Football is what I do. That's paying for
my education. To not go out there and play
is hard for me. I just want to make some-
thing happen."


Tebow SEC Freshman of Week, Wilbur breaks school record


NOTES, from page 20


Eleven other players were
inducted into Meyer's weekly
Champion's Club.
On offense, Meyer named of-
fensive linemen Ronnie Wilson,
Carlton Medder and Steve Rissler
and wide receivers Jemalle
Cornelius and Dallas Baker.
Defensive linemen Joe Cohen
and Steven Harris, linebackers
Brandon Siler and Brian Crum

MOTION, from page 20


Mustain has thrown six touchdown passes
against five interceptions, but he is winning.
The No. 1 thing a quarterback has to do
is be a leader, and Arkansas is winning im-
portant games under Mustain's leadership.
Grade: B+
SWhich brings us to Tebow, who came in


and defensive backs Tony Joiner yards Saturday, passing Buster
and Reggie Lewis also made it. Morrison's record of 8,372.


SEC HONORS: Freshman quar-
terback Tim Tebow has been
named Southeastern Conference
Freshman of the Week.
Senior punter Eric Wilbur,
who had three punts of longer
than 50 yards Saturday, was
named the SEC Special Teams
Player of the Week.
Wilbur also broke the school
record for career punting


THE SKINNY ON SMITH: When
Meyer, then the head coach
at Utah, took his first look
at Smith, he nearly took his
frustration out on defensive
coordinator Kyle Whittingham
for suggesting they visit the
defensive back.
"I look at Kyle Whittingham
and I am about ready to take a
swing at him," Meyer recalled.


amid the most impossible of expectations.
I'll admit that I was wrong on this front.
I never thought that Tebow would play this
much of a role in the offense or make this
much of an impact on the games.
If UF coach Urban Meyer didn't have so
much trust in the young lefty, the Gators prob-
ably would have fallen to Tennessee and LSU.
He's meant that much to the Gators, who
have skyrocketed in both the polls and the


The cornerback barely
weighed 150 pounds and hardly
resembled a football player,
Meyer said.
"We redshirted him, he put
on some weight and then he was
one of the best comers I've seen
when he played for us at Utah,"
Meyer said.
Smith transferred to UF in the
off-season, and Meyer has been
happy with the comer's transi-
tion from the Mountain West
Conference to the SEC.


national consciousness.
Enjoy this version of Tebow while you can,
because he won't be inserted into games at
perfect times next year when he's the starter.
For now, he can run, he showed he can
throw, and he gives the Gators an emotional
lift every time he comes into the game.
Bottom line, if it is possible for Tebow to
exceed expectations, he has.
Grade: A


UF fan hype

addressed in

team meeting "


FOOT, from page 20.

team since 2001 and all has,
changed. What's the differ-.
ence?
"Attitude. Toughness.
Togetherness," Siler said.
UF's last senior class gradu-
ated a number of players who left
with bare knuckles. Standouts
like Jarvis Herring and Mike
Degory committed based largely
on the assumption that they
could win championships just
like Spurrier had in the '90s.
"I expected us to go 6-0, 8-0
and make it to SEC champion-
ship games," senior defensive
lineman .Ray
McDonald
said.
Now UF
finally has
a chance tdo
acc omplish
those goals.
McDonald And until that
opportunity is eliminated, the
undefeated Gators will be sur-
rounded by inevitable hype.
UF's players have already
begun dealing with a riled-up
student body that understand-
ably wants to tout their achieve-
ments, even if they are ephem-
eral.
"When you're walking +
around now, they might want to
stop you and take a picture with
you," McDonald said.
This is Meyer's worst fear.
Fans sometimes fuel the coach's
notorious Florida Nonsense;
Meyer is concerned that pub-
licity might get to his players'
heads.
He held a team meeting
Monday specifically to address
this topic.
"I'm worried about when
they leave here," Meyer said.
"You know the freshmen are out
there reading that stuff."
Meyer has challenged his up-
perclassmen to enforce an even-
keeled psyche.
"[But] I'll be very disap-
pointed right now if we really
needed to emphasize that," Siler
said. "I think this team is mature
enough. We've got 22 seniors,
and we're an older team to-
gether and tough. I don't think
that anyone's going. to go. off
being cocky or change their at- *
titudes."
Added McDonald: "We ap-
preciate when we read people
saying we're playing good and
doing good, but as far as run-
ning with it?
"We can't because we'll lose."


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No. 2 UF shedding mediocrity label

GATORS' PLAYERS WELCOME NO. 2 AP
S". POLL RANKING.

By LOUIS ANASTASIS
.. Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

S"Reparations for the Ron Zook era are cur-
.rently in progress.
i. Monday, Gators players reacted for the first
time to being ranked No. 2 in the Associated
Press poll and No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches
Poll.
Sentiments varied, but UF's upperclassmen
summed up team morale quite simply: This is
how things are supposed to be.
"It's big for the whole Gator Nation," line-
backer Brandon Siler said. "For Florida football
to be where we think and expect for it to be
I think it's big for everybody; not only for
the seniors but for me and the fans. That makes
you walk with your head held a little higher to
be a Gator.
"I feel like we're getting the Florida Gator
type of magic back."
Siler has perspective to work with. The
junior was a standout freshman on a 2004 UF
team that succumbed to just about every low
imaginable.
The Zook-led Gators finished 7-5 overalluand
4-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Gators
surrendered late leads to Tennessee and LSU in
what had become a blueprint for an anti-tough,
undisciplined team. Then Zook lost to lowly
Mississippi State 38-31 and was fired two days
later.
In three years under the beleaguered coach,
the Gators dropped six home decisions.
'::: From 1990 to 2001, UF had only lost a com-
bined five home games under Coach Steve
-"" Spurrier. He won six SEC titles and the school's
only national championship.
Finally, some of that mystique is slowly re-
T turning.
Tim Casey/AlligatorStaff Coach Urban Meyer has yet to lose at the
UF senior defensive lineman Ray McDonald and the Gators believe the pro- Swamp, the Gators have their highest-ranked
gram is finally headed in the right direction. SEE FOOT, PAGE 19



ESPN's 'GameDay' to cover UF again


By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
bjones@alligator.org

Apparently, Lee Corso and Kirk
Herbstreit didn't satisfy their Gators fix
Saturday.
ESPN's "College Gameday" will air live
from Auburn on Saturday, marking the
second consecutive week the crew has ap-
peared at a UF game.
The show will air from 10 a.m. to noon.


It will be the 23rd time the show has
appeared at a UF game, the most of any
school.


No. 2UF's game against
the No. 11 Tigers will air on
ESPN at 7:45 p.m.


UOOiULUil CHAMPION'S CLUB: UF
coach Urban Meyer
named offensive lineman Phil Trautwein
the offensive player of the game against


LSU, while cornerback Ryan Smith and
free safety Reggie Nelson were named co-
defensive players of the game.
Smith came up with two interceptions,
his third and fourth picks in two games.
However, Meyer was especially impressed
with Nelson.
"Reggie Nelson played maybe the best
football game I've seen a defensive player
play," Meyer said.
SEE NOTES, PAGE 19


Freshman QBs

make impacts

ong before most fans had ever
seen their faces or even seen
them play a down of actual
football, they knew their names, and
.the clamoring for the trio began.
Three of the highest-profile quar-
terback recruits of 2006 Tim Tebow,
Matthew Stafford and Mitch Mustain
- all elected to play their college
ball in the Southeastern Conference,
entering a pressure cooker where fan
expectations are not easily met and the
calls for the backups can come just as
quickly as the praise.
With the season halfway over, all
three have been incorporated into
their offenses differently, and it's time
for the midterm exams.
An early
enrollee at
Georgia, Texas-
native Stafford
was regarded
S by some as the
best freshman
Dan Treat -quarterback in
Dan in Motion the country, and
dtreat@alligator.org many Georgia
fans called for
him to start im-
mediately.
Stafford started the year behind
fifth-year senior Joe Tereshinski and
ascended to the starting role after
Tereshinski was hurt against South
Carolina, a game in which Stafford
threw three interceptions.
He led the Bulldogs to a win
against UAB, but he was pulled in the
second half against winless Colorado,
and redshirt freshman Joe Cox came in
to lead UGA to a 14-13 win. But Cox
sputtered the following week, and it
was Stafford who came in to lead the
Bulldogs to a win against Ole Miss.
Stafford hasn't tossed a touchdown
pass since the first game of the year,
and he has thrown four interceptions
in the interim. Grade: C
Mustain gave all Arkansas fans a
scare when he reopened his recruiting
before deciding to remain home and
play for the Hogs.
Teamed up again with high school
coach Gus Malzahn, who is now the
Razorbacks' offensive coordinator,
Mustain has won all four games that
he has started, and Arkansas is the
surprising leader of the SEC West.

SEE MOTION, PAGE 19


* 1914: Auburn blanks the Gators 20-0 in a UF
season opener that is played in Jacksonville. The
Gators were also shut out by Sewanee and Geor-
gia. However, UF inexplicably outscored its four
other opponents a combined 152-0.


* UF sophomore Ameera Abdullah has
been named the Southeastern Confer-
ence Offensive Player of the Week
after scoring the Gators' only goal in
their 1-0 Sunday win against Vandy.


Today's question: What record would the 2006 Percent (Votes)
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(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.) Ohio State 32% (161)


Monday's question: Which is the best remain- Michigan
West Virginia
ing undefeated team in college football? (See West Vr
right for results.)


3% (13)
1% (6)
1% (4)
497 TOTAL VOTES