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Rolling attempts to delay lethal injection


By JESSICA RIFFEL
Alligator Staff Writer
jriffel@alligator.org

After Gov. Jeb Bush signed his death
warrant last month, confessed serial killer
Danny Rolling has filed a last-ditch attempt
to overthrow his death sentence.


His attorney, Baya Harrison, filed an
appeal of the death penalty sentence with
the Florida Supreme Court on Monday, just
meeting this week's deadline.
He had filed a motion to overturn
Rolling's death sentence on Oct. 4 with the
District 8 Circuit Court, but Circuit Judge
Stan R. Morris denied it on Monday.


Harrison filed an appeal of that decision
the same day with the Florida Supreme
Court, giving them the same motion to over-
turn the death sentence.
Rolling, who pleaded guilty in 1994 for
the murders of five UF and SFCC students
in 1990, is scheduled to be executed by lethal
injection on Oct. 25, according to a death


warrant signed by Bush on Sept. 22.
The execution could be held off tempo-
rarily or permanently if there are any major
issues leading officials to believe he should
not be executed, said State Attorney's Office
spokesman Spencer Mann.
SEE ROLLING, PAGE 5


Homeless fight


plaza closure
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

For some Gainesville citizens, the Downtown Plaza is'
the closest thing to home. .
But if the city uses the plaza to hold equipment for the
construction of a downtown hotel, many homeless people
will be evicted from their daytime hangout.
County and city officials are discuss- .
Around ing a plan that would close the plaza for
Gainesville months and designate it as a staging area
for construction on an upcoming hotel.
The hotel Hampton Inn and Suites
- would be built at Southeast First Street and Second
Avenue. The construction would start in six months, and
the plaza would be closed for up to two years, according to I
a Sept. 26 City Commission meeting.
However, some believe the plan for the staging area is ;
just a convenient way to boot homeless from the plaza.
"There's a real cear sense that the decision to shut
down the Downtown Plaza is a way to deal with the home-
less problem," said Beth O'Grady, director for the Alachua
County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry.
According to O'Grady, about 1,200 people in Gainesville
this year have no permanent residence. Jeremiah Wilson / Alligato
"You gotta keep your head down and follow the rules," Kathryn Brown said Tuesday on Gainesville's Downtown Plaza.
SEE HOMELESS, PAGE 4 Brown, one of the many homeless people who frequent the plaza, would be affected if it's closed.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Newly elected senators sworn in at marathon meeting


By JESSICA DaSILVA
Alligator Writer
jdasilva@alligator.org
About 40 new student senators
were sworn into office. Tuesday
night, after departing officials said
their goodbyes at a double meeting
of Student Government's Senate.
The Senate, which helps control
about $12 million of student money,
selected two new executives during
its second meeting that night. The


new president and president pro
tempore, or No. 2 official, will
lead student lawmakers until mid-
Spring.
Each semester, the Senate holds a
double meeting in order to formally
conclude the terms of departing of-
ficials and usher in new leaders.
The Senate's election results
were not available by press time,
but Sen. Josh Weiss was expected
to win the presidency. His parents
traveled from Orlando to attend


their son's meeting.
"We're here
to support
him, whatever
happens," his
mother said be-
fore the meeting.
"Its going to be
interesting to see
Weiss the Senate in ac-
tion."
Sen. Pedro Morales also an-
nounced his candidacy for the


Senate's top office. No front-run-
ners had emerged for the pro tem-
pore seat by press time.
Before new legislators could be
sworn in, the Senate had to validate
the results of Fall's SG election.
Senators approved the results
unanimously at their first meeting.
Supervisor of Elections Brian
Aungst congratulated lawmakers
for increasing Fall's voter turnout,
which he said was the largest of
any past Fall election.


"This is because of you and
(your) campaigning," Aungst told
senators.
As Sen. Mike Patrone led his fi-
nal session as president during the
first meeting, he listed the body's
accomplishments from his term,
including passing what he called
"the most fiscally responsible (SG)
budget in years."
He also awarded several Senate

SEE SENATE, PAGE 4


The Gators won
a national title last
season, but they
are vowing not to
let that get to their
heads. Joakim
Noah won't even
guarantee that UF
will make the NCAA
Tournament.
See story, pg. 16.


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Plaza of the Americas, 8 a.m.
School of Architecture stu-
dents construct a lightweight
sukkah.

Twister Tournament
Reitz Union North Lawn,
5 p.m.
The American Medical
Student Association hosts
game of Twister with prizes.

UF Symphonic Band Concert
University Auditorium, 7:30
p.m.
Tickets are $3 for students, $5
for the public.

ON CAMPUS
Little Sesame Street fans
flock to O'Dome show
The O'Dome has attracted a dif-
ferent kind of fan lately. Instead of
Rowdy Reptiles, children are filling
the seats for Sesame Street Live.
This year's show, "Sesame
Street Live: Super Grover! Ready
for Action," strives to address cur-
rent issues influencing children
around the nation.
"This year's message was about
the importance of nutrition, sleep,
exercise and hygiene," said Jeff
Mensch, company manager of
Sesame Street Live. "For most kids,
the concert is their first experience
with theater, music, art and danc-
ing, preparing them for a social
environment."
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Hangin' around
With a handkerchief shielding her from the sun, anthropology senior Beka Jopling gets some
rest on the Plaza of the Americas during her three-hour break between classes on Tuesday.
Jopling was inspired to buy a lightweight hammock to carry around after she bought a heavier
one in Mexico.


I THE COFFEE COMPANY
CATERED SOME UF EVENTS.

By MEGAN HERON
Alligator Contributing Writer

Having found a place for its
product in stores such as Ben &
Jerry's, Mother Earth Market and
Mochanow, Gainesville's own
Sweetwater Organic Coffee Co. is
looking to UF's campus for its next
selling grounds.
The company, at 1331 S. Main
St., opened in February. Since
then, business has been booming.
Sweetwater sells to almost 30 com-
panies in Gainesville and dose to
50 in the state. It has clients in New
York, Georgia and Idaho.
The company became an of-
ficial UF vendor last month after
supplying coffee for events cele-
brating UF's 100-year relationship
with Gainesville.
It's now looking to make a deal
with Aramark, the university's
food supplier, to sell on campus,
spokeswoman Mindy Morris said.


Owners Chris Neumann and
Nora Edison are proud to be
Florida's only 100 percent fair-
trade roasting company. This
means the farmers growing the
coffee beans get reasonable wages
for their work. Fair-trade farms
also protect the environment: The
coffee plants are grown under the
shade of trees to avoid destroying
the forest, and instead of chemi-
cals, farmers use bees
Student as natural insecticide.
Life "We love that
we're doing the right
thing by the people
who grow it," Edison said.
Edison said she believes
Sweetwater has created a new
market in Gainesville. She said
that before the business opened,
it was nearly impossible to buy
organic coffee in Florida.
She said that for her and
Neumann, it has been a dream
come true.
"We have now made everyone
in Gainesville aware that organic
coffee can be the best coffee in the
world," she said.


GREEK LIFE

Gay students share stories of coming out to houses


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
atiegen@alligator.org

A panel of UF students spoke about
the trials and triumphs of belonging to
both Greek and gay communities at a
forum Tuesday night in the Reitz Union
Auditorium.
Three homosexual students and one ad-
vocate discussed coming out to their Greek


brothers and sisters. Panelists asked not to
be named because they had not come out to
the entire UF community.
Lisa Kendall, assistant director of
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, said she
hoped the forum would create a dialogue
between Greeks and gays at UF.
"There are people in sororities and fra-
ternities who are homophobic, and there
are many people in the (gay) community
who are Greek-a-phobic," Kendall said.


"There are many people in the
(gay) community who are Greek-a-
phobic."
Lisa Kendall
assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority
Affairs

A member of the Interfraternity Council
said he witnessed both prejudice and tol-
erance in his Greek organization. When


he came out this summer, not everyone
understood.
"Someone came up to me and said,
'Dude, but they're boobs,'" he said.
The panelists said that members of their
fraternities and sororities were generally
receptive when they came out. They said
they encountered more stereotypes about
closed-minded Greeks from gay students
than stereotypes about homosexuals from
Greeks.


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ON CAMPUS

Pope's remarks widened religious gap, students say


By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Alligator Writer
acancino@alligator.org

A crowd of about 40 people
gathered and grew Tuesday evening
at the Reitz Union Amphitheater
to discuss the pope's recent quota-
tion about Islam, which angered
Muslims at UF and around the
world.
Last month, during a speech
delivered at the University of
Regensburg in Germany, Pope
Benedict XVI quoted a 14th-century
Byzantine emperor who said "Show


me just what Mohammed brought
that was new, and there you will
find things only evil and inhuman,
such as his command to spread by
the sword the faith he preached."
Catholic Student Fellowship Co-
president Bobby Angel and Islam on
Campus President Abdulrahman
Hamad began the event with short
speeches on the issue.
Angel said that although
Catholics believe the pope to be the
successor of Saint Peter, one of Jesus'
apostles, "The pope is not God, he is
just a man like you and me."
He also said that he felt that the


quotation was taken out of context
by the media, and the media-spun
version is what angered Muslims.
Hamad said that whether the
pope meant it or not, his comment
widened the gap between Muslims
and Christians.
A student asked if Muslims saw
the pope and the West as two differ-
ent entities. Hamad responded that
they did because in their eyes, the
pope's comments, the war in Iraq
and editorial cartoons of the prophet
Muhammad last year were all part
of a crusade against Islam.
"From their perspective, it seems


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me."
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like the whole Western wi
ing as a front together," he
On the other hand
sophomore Fisnik Berishi
although Islam is peaceful
it has been "spread by th
just as Catholic conquista


>od, he the sword in Latin America. He
said that Albanians were oppressed
ou and by Turkish Muslims and forced to
change their names to Muslim ones.
y A l Hamad countered that the Turks
bby Angl never forced anyone to convert,
)wship co- although they did expand their bor-
president. ders by invasion.
Mechanical engineering sopho-
orld is act- more Steven Zehnder, who was
said. raised Catholic, learned the details
biology and repercussions of the pope's
Said that comments at Tuesday's event.
l, at times He said discussions like this
e sword," help students break out of their
dors used "Gainesville bubble."


Hotel construction may close plaza
HOM FI SS, from page Classic Caf, said the nearby construction
S, from page1 probably wouldn't hurt the restaurant's busi-
ness but would keep more people from visit-
ing downtown.
John Dean came to the plaza for the first "In l look ugly, and it's the first thing you
time on Aug. 15. As a homeless man, he has see when you come downtown," shesaid.
been using the plaza what he called "the Why take over the prettier areas?"
heart of the city" as a place to spend time Palladino said she was also disappointed
when he's notjob hunting. the plaza would no longer be the site of ice
Dean said the city's plan to use the plaza skating, as it has been before.
for the hotel construction is a veiled way to Michael Wainer, the general manager of
get the homeless out. He said he doesn't Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille across the street
think the city cares about homeless people, from the plaza, said the construction would
who will have nowhere to go if the plaza is be better in the long run for the downtown
dosed. area
"People need a place to go where they'll be "In the short term, there's going to have
safe during the day," O'Grady said. "That's a to be sacrifices from local businesses and the
safe place to go." people downtown," he said.
The homeless would not be the only Jim Hencin, Gainesville's block grant
Gainesville citizens affected. Citizens who at- contn to
manager, said the issue would continue to be
tended the concerts, fairs and seasonal events dicused at ity meetings. The schedule for
held in the plaza would have to go without discussed at city meetings. The schedule for
held in the plaza would have to go without construction and a plan to improve the plaza
them.itself will also be discussed, he said.
Kellie Palladino, a baker at Maude's "It's nowhere near a done deal," he said.


Lobbying coordinator gets "Sexy" shirt


SENATE, from page 1


leaders with gavels and other prizes.
SG lobbying coordinator Jason Lutin
received a shirt that read "Sexy."
Other senators gave personal
goodbye speeches during the night's
first meeting.
"I want to thank all of you," Sen.
Fei Long said. "Because of you, I could
help my constituents."
Some senators were more critical
during their farewell speeches.
SSen. Ryan Nelson, who concluded
his term Tuesday night, criticized
members of SG's Swamp Party before
another official cut him off.
"I'm done with all of this," Nelson


said before he left the Senate cham-
bers. "This is how the world ends
- not with a bang, but with a whim-
per."
Before goodbye speeches began,
Sen. Pedro Morales warned new sena-
tors about the anticipated length of
the upcoming, meetings. The Senate's
most recent double session in Spring
dragged until almost 3:30 a.m.
- clocking in at a total of nearly eight
hours.
"New senators," Morales said,
"you're probably not going to be need-
ed until two in the morning. You can
leave. Call me, and I'll let you know
when you need to be back."
Alligator Staff Writer Lyndsey-Lewis
contributed to this report.


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Lower court

denies all

four appeal

arguments

ROLLING, from page 1

He said a stay is possible,
but "there don't seem to be any
substantive issues that need to be
resolved."
Rolling's motion to overturn
the death sentence, which was
set in 1994, cites four reasons that
he should not be executed.
The response from Morris
denied all four arguments, citing
legal precedent for each.
The Florida Supreme Court
can make its own decision to
either deny the motion, refuse
to look at it; or accept the motion
and therefore
hold off the ex-
ecution.
According to
the motion filed
by Harris6n,
Rolling should
Roing not be executed
because death
by lethal injection is "cruel and
unusual punishment," because
it violates his First Amendment
right to free speech, because he
has not received public records
he requested and because a
recent report from the Florida
Bar cites several problems with
the state's current death penalty
system.
According to Morris' re-
sponse, the claim that lethal in-
jection is cruel and unusual has
been denied in several Florida
death penalty cases, so it should
not be invoked in this case.
The judge wrote that Rolling's
claim that the execution violates
his free speech assumes the injec-
tion will be administered incor-
rectly, leaving Rolling unable to
communicate any pain. Morris
refuted the argument because
there is no evidence that the in-
jection will be botched.
The Florida Bar report reason
was denied because the report
only makes recommendations,
not law, for the system. He also
wrote that it is "inapplicable" to
this case.
The reply states that the public
records Rolling is requesting will
not be given to him because he
had to have previously requested
them.
Rolling is now asking for re-
cords from the Florida Medical
Examiner's Office and the
Department of Corrections to
challenge the use of the chemi-
cals used to carry out the execu-
tion, according to Morris' reply.
Florida statute states that re-
cords requests are "not intended
to aid a defendant in delaying
execution," Morris wrote ,.


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6, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2006




Baby steps

SG voices engineering

students' concerns
This is awkward. Believe it or not, we're about to praise
Student Government. Seriously. It feels so wrong
in fact, we'll probably hate ourselves in the morning
- but for once, SG deserves it. So here goes nothing.
In a few months, UF Provost Janie Fouke will conduct
an "experiment." Instead of giving engineers their own Fall
commencement, as in years past, she plans to graduate them
alongside students from other colleges, including the massive
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Fouke made the decision
last Spring and you guessed it never consulted engineer-
ing students. Not one.
Now those students are upset. And who can blame them?
It's bad enough that UF made such a big decision without at
least warning the College of Engineering. But to cram budding
rocket scientists in with future waiters, record-store clerks and
hobos English majors, in other words is just offensive.
This is where the story takes a bizarre and delightful turn.
Sen. Priscila Silva, the engineers' representative in the
Student Senate, listened to her constituents. Wow, she thought,
they're pretty upset. So last month, she did something about
it. Silva proposed an SG resolution asking Fouke to give the
College of Engineering its own commencement.
There was no poll. No student survey. No blue-ribbon panel
or Fall commencement subcommittee. Silva saw a problem and
acted. By the way, her resolution passed. Wow, that was easy.
Chances are, this Fall's graduation will still unfold according
to plan Fouke's plan but at least now the administration
understands how students feel. And who knows? Maybe next
year, Fouke will remember Silva's resolution and decide that
her experiment failed. Unless, of course, all that stuff about
gauging student opinion was baloney which is certainly pos-
sible. But either way, it warms our bleeding hearts to see SG get
the lead out and actually speak up for students. Now if they'd
just move on to something important, we'd be thrilled.



Top-10 case study


Finally, some part of UF
is in the top 10. Is it the
law school? The medi-
cal school? The College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences?
Nope. Is it the football team?
Well, yes. But that's not what
we're getting at.
No, we're talking about
the Warrington College of
Business which, accord-
ing to The Princeton Review,
has the sixth best master
of business administration
program in America. Pretty
impressive.
How did this happen,
you ask? Apparently, by ac-
cident. The business school's
administrators are happy
with their standing, of
course, but they say rankings
"don't drive" their programs
- unlike a certain university
president we could name.


OK, we're talking about UF
President Bernie Machen.
You got us.
The lesson here is'clear.
Reaching the top 10 isn't
about huge endowments,
flashy fundraisers or expen-
sive marketing campaigns.
It's not about higher tuition,
either not really. In the
end, it comes down to the
basics: good teachers, com-
mitted students and an ad-
ministration that responds
to the-oncerns of both.
There's no reason
Machen's administration
can't deliver that and
more, if they convince the
state to let them raise tuition.
But unless they focus on the
fundamentals, all that money
won't buy them an ounce of
real success. We hope you're
taking notes, Bernie.


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Activism is more than just awareness


f there's anything I'm glad to see here at UF, it's not
only the free flow of ideas, but people's willingness,
to act upon them. Many of the student organizations
and events I've come across so far have been geared
toward one positive goal or another. I think that's awe-
some.
But despite my perhaps naive optimism, I can't
help but wonder if any of it will matter at the end of
the day.
For instance, I plan on taking part in the Ramadan
Fast-A-Thon next week. It's an event put on by Islam
on Campus which will ultimately help feed the hungry.
That's a wonderful thing, but what happens when the
Fast-A-Thon is over? We'll have done nothing to perma-
nently stamp out hunger.
This week is National Coming Out Week. That too
is great. I don't see why people make such a fuss over
sexuality, anyway. Still, the fact that we even need such
a thing underlines the problem of bigotry and hatred in
this country.
I could name several other examples, but I don't
want to sound pessimistic. The point is this: We can
dream a wonderful dream for a bright and shining fu-
ture as much as we want. But dreams without tangible
results are just that, dreams.
Let me ask. you a question. Why is the world so
screwed up? I'll tell you. A few people had a bunch of
really bad, harmful ideas and acted on them.
That probably seems like a grossly oversimplified
explanation of the world, but it's not. If you think about
it, the people we usually associate with evil Kim
Jong-II, Saddam Hussein, Dick Cheney tend to be
people of action.


Daniel Burroughs
Dan Demands
letters@alligator.org


Hatred is not just an idea
- it's an action. Greed, the
underlying cause of so much
poverty, is not just an idea
- it's acted out. Everything
that's wrong with the world is
the result of people's actions,
not their ideals.
The good news is that evil
people aren't the only ones
capable of action. Those who


want positive change are just as capable of making
things happen.
So now we must look at ourselves, we students at UF
in 2006. You've heard it before, and I'll say it again: We
.are the future. The question is, will we make it count?
We can have our "special weeks" and events till the
cows come home and I don't mean to detract from
anyone's efforts but if we don't make any real moves,
it won't matter.
How many times will you feed the hungry once you
leave UF? How much money will you give to charity
once you have the means to? How often will you vote
to make sure that your leaders do what you demand of
them? These are all important questions.
Our generation has a lot of great ideas. And our
ideas put us in a position to cause more positive politi-
cal, social and economic change than any group before
us. But let's not get so caught up in feeling good about
our events, "weeks" and "awareness" that we forget to
really act.
Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy freshman. His column
appears on Wednesdays.


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


Today's quest
combine this F
ate commence


on: Should UF Tuesday's question: Should
all's undergradu- Bright Futures be replaced by a
ment ceremonies? need-based scholarship?
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Letters to i(: E cci,
Portnowitz distorted Fair Tax figures
In his Friday column, "Meet Katherine
Harris, the political Avon lady," Todd
Portnowitz quoted a document published
in 2004 by the Institute on Taxation and
Economic Policy. The figures he cited were
inaccurate and misleading.
While it sounds like a highly accurate
source, ITEP's research does not actually
model the Fair Tax. The fact is the Fair Tax
would not raise 95 percent of Floridians'
taxes, but rather allow most everyone to
pay lower federal taxes by broadening the.
taxpayer base.'
Most citizens agree that the income
tax system is hopelessly broken. It costs
American taxpayers more than $265 bil-
lion a year in compliance costs alone
because it is so complex as to be almost
indecipherable. Americans who do .their
own taxes understand this.
The Fair Tax is a comprehensive pro-
posal that replaces all federal income
and payroll taxes with an integrated ap-
proach including a progressive national
retail sales tax and a rebate to ensure no
American pays federal taxes up to the
poverty level. To claim that the Fair Tax is
regressive is unfair.
The Fair Tax fixes the flawed federal tax


system in a way that is good for both sides
of the political spectrum and the nation as
a whole.
Ken Hoagland
communications director
FairTax.org



Sciences needed, not humanities
Tuesday's editorial illustrates the fun-
damental problem with UF's student body.
To assert that English and mathematics
are the most important departments in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
smacks of arrogance and ignorance.
The humanities provide a positive in-
tellectual outlet for those living in the lap
of luxury. However, Homer, Voltaire, Joyce
and Hemingway never built bridges, ir-
rigated cities and farms or developed the
vaccines, medicines and other technology
that have effected the modern civilization
we enjoy.
It's time the UF community stopped
ignoring its science and engineering dis-
ciplines. The unspoken solution to CLAS'
funding problems lies in relieving the sci-
ences of their Atlas-like role of supporting
the humanities. Let these disciplines rise


and fall on their own tangible and con-
crete merits. Could you really live your life -
without Edison, Pasteur, Salk, Roebling or
Bell?
Genay Jones
9LS



"Men in uniform" calendar: hot stuff
In response to Fitz Koehler's superhot
police calendar, I can only say one thing:
Thank you. Thank you for fulfilling the de-
sires I've kept inside for so long. Despite
the fact that all my encounters with the
Gainesville Police Department have result-
ed in condescension and blatant disregard
to my pleas for assistance, deep down, I've
always longed to learn of officers' favorite
qualities in women.
Now, thanks to this calendar, I can bet-
ter embody those qualities and perhaps
the next time I call GDP for help, I'll be the
type of woman who deserves the time and
effort of our "men in uniform."
And even though most of the calendar's
photos involve a smiling officer holding an
assault rifle or posing beside a snarling po-
lice dog, I'm sure those weapons are only
employed when necessary. Besides, noth-


ing could distract me from those bulging
biceps and shaved scalps. Yow!
Charlene Volpe
4LS



Bright Futures attracts good students
As a parent of a UF freshman, I dis-
agreed with Jessica Holland's Monday
column, which proposed making Bright
Futures scholarships need-based. It's true
that children from more affluent house-
holds in Florida tend to get higher grades
and test scores in high school meaning
most of those receiving 100 percent Bright
Futures scholarships come from higher-in-
come families.
Having said that, if UF excluded high-
er-income families from Bright Futures,
my daughter would have never gone to
UF. As a high-performing student, she had
scholarship offers from three other univer-
sities. Bright Futures allows UF to keep
top-quality students like my daughter
- in-state. If the program excluded high-
er-income families, many elite students
wouldn't even bother applying to UF.
Alan Gordon
parent of a UF student


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Capstone Quarters, furnished
2 BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SW Archer Rd #404N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealesatat.com 10-13-34-2

WALK TO UFI 1st month free
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, w/d hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 10-13-34-2


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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 SHANDSIUF 2BR
1BA 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




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-I For Rent
S unfurnished

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

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

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

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

HISTORIC DUCKPOND 2BR/1.5 BA, amaz-
ing location only blocks to downtown, 508
NE 4th Ave a steal at only $625 per month.
Call 379-4952 for appointment. 10-11-10-2

Separate studio apt on warmblood breeding/
training farm in Micanopy. $550/mo + utils.
Some work/exchange &/or horse board
available for experienced person. Nice at-
mosphere; great experience. 352-591-2474
10-16-10-2

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

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

NANTUCKET WALK
Walk to UF
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







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For Rent
Sunfurnished

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/1BA 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

*NW 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 wlgate, 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

Perfect for short or longer visits (business,
medical, vacation or town's special events).
Furn house 7 min. drive to Shands Hospital, 5
min. bike to UF Close to everything. Catering
avail upon request: Call 352-375-6754
10-24-10-2

Furnished or unfurnished short term lease.
Very clean 3BR/2BA house at NW area for
singles or couples with no children. No pets
allowed. Sorry Section 8 is not accepted.
352-375-6754. 10-24-10-2

2/2 DUPLEX
Close to university. New kitchen, wood floors,
washer & dryer, private backyard.
Campus Realty 692-3800 10-31-15-2

Leasing Luxury ll for Spring!
Close to campus*Great prices! 367-9910
Aspen Ridge Apartments
12-6-40-2


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Sunfurnished

JUST OFF 34th on 19th Ave.
Possible roommate situation. 4BR/2BA.
Brand new. $1300/mo. Call for showing 954-
817-9101 10-17-5-2

1BR/1BA NEAR CAMPUS.
All new appliances. Avail. Jan 1, 2007. $600/
mo. Call 904-687-0634 or 352-213-3943
10-17-5-2


i Subleases


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

A SINGLE BED APARTMENT 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


* Roommates


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

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

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


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

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 until
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 until .
352-284-6845 or 985-507-3561 10-11-5-4

Single room in a two story house. Room has
private screened patio and access to fenced
back. yard. Includes W.D, Walk to UF. $325
plus utilities. 386-527-6714 10-18-10-14

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

Roommate wanted to share 3/2 on 5 acres.
PETS/HORSES NEG. W/D, internet, utils all
incl. Close to SFCC & UF & hospitals. $545/
mo 352-278-0162 10-17-5-4


a* 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

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


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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCT
BLOCKS FROM UF Classic New
appeal with state-of-the-art lu
20 units still available. Prices star
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 87
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OCTOBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900
(as is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Friday (10/6)
from 2-4:00, or Sat (10/7) & Sun (10/8) from
10-1:00. Contact Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498
or Steve Clark 352.328.8311at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375
10-31-72-5


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





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


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


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



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


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


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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroorn'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

*****5 MIN TO UF*****
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








COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
COLLEGE PRICES!
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call fo?-office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
www.windsorparkatuf.com
10-31-16-5

For Sale-1998 MOBILE HOME
2BR/2BA, WID, fridge, large deck, shed,
small pets allowed. $14,500. 321-750-3598
10-19-7-5


0 Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6

BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
352-264-9799 12-6-72-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


A4f Comtputer GeI-

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

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






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Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
352-371-2230
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12-6-72-7

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

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


aII Computers


* Furnishings


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

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

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

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

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

* Nice entertainment center, large $75 *
full size bed $50 0 electric vibrating recliner
$75 0 record collection over 500 LPs $95 0
portable sewing machine $40 lawn mower
$50. Call 335-5326 10-17-8-6

** REFRIGERATOR
in excellent condition. $200.
00 WASHER
in excellent condition. $125.
284-1537 10-17-5-6


tll Computers


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



9 1 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

36 inch SONY TRINITRON TV
Very little use, awesome for sports, video
games, or home theater. Cost $1100 new,
asking $500. Call Joe 352-262-6258 10-
17-5-8


a l Bicycles


In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds

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


0 For Sale


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

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

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

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

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

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


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******GATOR TIRES******
Show your spirit with "University of -Florida
Gators" on the whitewall of these tires. About
70% tread left. Size P255/70R16. $325
OBO. 321-297-0888 for details & pictures.
10-12-5-10

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


SMotorcycles, Mopeds)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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XING 49cc Green SCOOTER
Price: $750. Average speed: 35-40 mph. 75-
90 mpg. Contact: Jerremy Miller 561-214-
1785, m111@ufl.edu. 10-17-5-11


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

CARS -CARS Buy0SellSTrade
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


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BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS

www.39thaveimports.com
12-6-72-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
352-338-1999 12-6-72-12
96 Nissan Sentra 1999 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
11-7-32-12


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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
P ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
72-13

ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
S 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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SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
www.darnell4sheriff.com
11-7-32-12

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

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

1989 CHRYSLER NEWYORKER
Landau good cond. 55k miles, new tires,
power windows and locks, leather seats.
$1500 OBO. Call Thomas at 352-988-3564
10-17-5-12

* IMPORT AUTO FOR SALE S
2003 LEXUS 430 SC!
Gorgeous black convertible, run flat tires,
33k mi. Excellent cond. $41,900 284-1537
10-17-5-12


*S 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.


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
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, PT to 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. 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

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 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
12-6-72-14

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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I l Help Wanted


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
10-24-20-14

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


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


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

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


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

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 NW 43rd St. Millhopper
Shopping Center. 10-11-6-14

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

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 SW Archer 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


) *I Help Wanted


HOMEWORK COACH WANTED
for bright, very nice 8 yr-old boy in 3rd grade.
Has ADHD & delayed visual perception &fine
motor skills. Flex hrs. Mon-Th & Sun. Email
elderme06@yahoo.com or call 331-8163
10-18-10-14

PT DRIVING VEHICLES $8/HR
Must have good driving record. Call 352-373-
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 Sport Shop. 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
OOeABSOLUTELY HAIRSos
1115 W. University Ave. 352-380-0304 10-
13-5-14


Health Benefits Reps Wanted- P/T- F/T
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 ableto type 30WPM 10-27-20-14

Clubhouse Grille across from YMCA.
Now Hiring waitstaff. Come between 2-4PM
Monday-Friday 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

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

BACKYARD BURGERS
Now hiring, part time & full time crew & man-
agers. Apply in person @ 3400 SW 34th St.
11-7-20-14

HOUSECLEANER NEEDED
2 visits per month. $25 per visit. Call Karen,
Tree City Properites. 352-373-2648. 10-17-
5-14

3 NEW NIGHTCLUBS

BARTENDERS, SHOOTER GIRLS,
COCKTAIL SERVERS, BEER TUB, PRO-
MOTERS, DJ'S, SECURITY, DANCERS,
MODELS. INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD 10/12
8PM SHARP CLUB MIAMI/ TEXAS BULL/
BUMP NYC 238 WEST UNIVERSITY AVE,
GAINESVILLE 10-12-2-14


1) Help Wanted


Can you program, design and develop cus-
tom websites? Do you have professional.
experience? Would you like to work with
an award winning company? Please -send
a resume by 10/20/06. We are hiring now!
jobs@352media.com 10-20-8-14

CALICO JACKS
Now hiring for all positions. Apply in person
M-F, 2-4pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave. 10-17-5-14

Two positions available- computer database
expert for data base entry and mailings and
administrative assistant. Must be seeking a
degree in this field and have strong refer-
ences. Christian Evangelistic Organization
- office 25 minutes south of University. MUST
HAVE STRONG REFERENCES. Email re-
sume to youthnow@aol.com 10-24-10-14

Looking for
CASHIERS AND COOKS
at SUBSATIONAL. SUBS, 3312 SW 35th
Blvd. Call at 352-374-4830 or post resume at
arorapkj@yahoo.com 10-16-4-14

DELIVERY DRIVERS
for FLOWER SHOP. Drive company van. PT
w/some weekends. Apply in person 635 NW
13th St. Ste C 10-17-5-14

Rapidly growing and innovative internet
company seeks technical writers and
data gatherers. Come and join our cutting
edge research team! Send resumes to
dbusch@netenforcers.com 10-24-10-14

02B Kids in-house marketing dept. seeks
professional with exp. in event coordination
(planning, scheduling, staffing, & executing
off-site & in-house events) & graphic design
(design, layout and creation of printer ready
posters, flyers, magazine ads, web ads, sig-
nage and retail). Adobe Illustrator. FT Some
weekends and evenings req. Fax resume:
352-338-9658 or call 352-338-9660 x 16.
10-13-3-14

BRIDAL CONSULTANT
Solutions Bridal
FT Salary + Commission
Fax resume to 352-374-7293
10-31-15-14



1 Services

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

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

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

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

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

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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14, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2006


Gators defense 'chained' together, key to success


* UF IS RANKED SECOND IN
THE NATION IN SCORING D.

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
agonzalez@alligator.org

UF linebacker Brandon Siler ran
out of the tunnel Saturday against
LSU sporting more than just his
normal pads.
Siler donned a long metal
chain that includes a nametag for
every member of UF's defense,
signifying the group's approach
to each game: togetherness and
toughness.
Siler said he made the chain
at the beginning of the season to
remind his team-
S mates how they
were supposed to
play, but he wore
Foot al it for the first
time in public be-
fore and after the
LSU game for extra motivation.
"The chain represents us as a
whole," Siler said. "It's hard to
break a chain when all the links
are together."
The UF defense, with Siler
leading the way, has followed
the same approach all season by
bending but not breaking.
Saturday, for instance, the
Gators surrendered 318 total
yards against LSU but only al-
lowed the Tigers to score 10
points seven of which came
after a UF turnover.
Despite all the hype that the


UF safety Tony Joiner, linebacker Brandon Siler and wide receiver Louis Murphy hold up Siler's chain
while singing the Gators' fight song after defeating LSU 23-10 on Saturday.


LSU defense received leading
into the game, it was the Gators
defense that left people talking
and UF players feeling disre-
spected.
"We felt like we were called
out," Siler said. "We went out
and played with a chip on our
shoulders."
The No. 2 Gators (6-0, 4-0
Southeastern Conference) now


boast the No. 1 scoring defense
in the SEC 9.5 points per game
- and are No. 2 nationally.
But perhaps more impres-
sive, the Gators have been nearly
unstoppable in the second half,
allowing just 16 points through
their first six games.
Coaches and players credit
the second-half success to the
strength and conditioning train-


ing that players endure to main-
tain the energy level they need
throughout the game.
Senior defensive lineman Ray
McDonald said the Gators have
been so dominating in the second
half that when teams do score, it
comes as a surprise to the whole
defense.
"It's a shock," McDonald said.
"It's kind of disappointing if


someone scores on us in the sec-
ond half. To be a great defense,
you can't let anyone score."
Co-defensive coordinator
Charlie Strong attributes the
defense's dominance to the expe-
rienced seniors.
Strong said he offers words of
encouragement at halftime, but
it's how his players respond to
him that's producing change.
"I tell them, 'We got to get go-
ing. We got to start making plays
and shut people down,'" Strong
said.
Besides thriving in the last 30
minutes, the Gators defense has
also shut down opponents once
it gets the lead.
The Gators battled back
against LSU, Alabama and
Tennessee, and once UF regained
the lead, it never surrendered it.
"Everybody's fighting and
struggling, and once you get up,"
Siler said, "it's kind of a sigh of
relief. It's like, 'All right, now
they got to score. It's not like
we have to score. They have to
score.'"
Still, the Gators defense feels
disrespected.
"They want to be the No. 1 de-
fense in the country," Strong said.
"That's what they talk about."
And should the Gators ac-
complish their goal, Strong said
he knows just where they'll be
come January.
"If we have the No.1 defense
in the country," he said, "we'll
be in Arizona [for the national
championship game]."


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WOMEN'S F S Er T. L

Seniors gone, UF starts 'fresh'


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

Four starters departed.
More than 59 percent of points vamoosed.
Almost 57 percent of rebounds gone.
And 70.8 percent of assists said, "Sayonara."
That's what the UF women's basketball team
must replace this year.
No longer will there be hustled flurries from
Brittany Davis. There are no more passing strikes
from Sarah Lowe. Long gone are Danielle Santos's
jump shots. Dalila Eshe's post moves? Wave good-
bye.
With just one returning starter and only one
double-digit scorer coming back, the Gators will
definitely have a different look this year.
And with a new look comes a new style of play.
A style of play that will consist of a higher-tempo
running scheme, UF coach Carolyn Peck said.
"We're going to have a little different look this
year," Peck said at UF's media day Tuesday. "Our
emphasis is going to be on our speed. We're going
to have to play great defense. We have to make re-
bounding an extreme effort for us."
However, that won't be easy. Last season, Davis
and Eshe combined for 26.2 points per game and
14.2 rebounds per game.
In order to alleviate the losses inside, the Gators
will run many three-guard sets, which may include
several defensive presses, Peck said.
Many of those pressing and up-tempo sets will
include the incoming freshmen. UF will feature a
whopping five freshmen on its team this year.
"The good part about having a young team is
they really don't know what to be afraid of," Peck
said.
Still, with that many newcomers, you'd think
chemistry would be a problem.
Apparently that's nothing a little bit of action on
rollerblades couldn't fix.
While Peck said having basketball players roll-
erblade isn't "something a basketball coach is crazy


about," she said it was still one of the best outings
for her players.
"We had a ball," isad for ward Marshae Dotson,
who was named to the Southeastern Conference
All-Freshman Team last year. "You know you can
get hurt, but it was just something really fun. We
still talk about it to this day. It was just like the fun-
niest thing ever. We eat together every day. We talk
to each other and try to go to games. [We try to]
make this feel like home. We're all a family."
"Our emphasis is going to be on our
speed. We're going to have to play great
defense. We have to make rebounding an
extreme effort for us."
Carolyn Peck
UF women's basketball coach

Although those team outings have been orga-
nized by some of the upperclassmen, the leadership
responsibilities are not just on them. Senior Kim
Dye, whom Peck lauded for her leadership abilities
several times, said she does not want to be known
as "the senior" or "the captain."
Even though Dotson said she admires Dye and
called her "my captain," she still agrees with the
overlying principle.
"We all can step up," Dotson said. "Everyone can
have their day on this team with something. We can
all be a leader with something."
One of the biggest leadership differences this
year has been second-team All-SEC sophomore
guard Sha Brooks. Both teammates and coaches
said Brooks has-become more vocal.
After being an unheralded freshman last year,
Brooks burst onto the scene last year. She was the
Gators' second leading scorer at 13.7 points per
game.
"I was real quiet," Brooks said. "But this year I'm
more vocal and I know what to expect after a year of
experience. [Being a leader] makes me realize how
much my team looks up to me.".


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'Gator boys' hungry right now


* UF VOWS NOT TO TAKE ANYTHING FOR
GRANTED THIS SEASON.

By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

After winning a national championship, the
Gators transformed into the kings of the jungle, and
the rest were just their prey.
Junior center Joakim Noah intends to keep it that
way.
"I want to beat them," Noah said. "I don't care if
they want to beat me. I want to beat them. It's like the
laws in the jungle. Does the lion get hunted? Does the
lion get hunted? No. The big lion never gets hunted.
The lion goes and hunts. That's just the way it is."
Hungry to start its season, the UF men's basket-
ball team will take its first chomps of the new season
Friday night when it returns to the O'Connell Center
for the first time since April for Midnight Madness.
With all five starters returning, fans' expectations
are soaring for the most anticipated season in UF
basketball history. But the players and Coach Billy
Donovan aren't buying into the hype.
"A year ago today, Iwas being asked by somebody
how I felt about being ranked 75th in the country,"
Donovan said at UF's media day Tuesday. "You can
go back to those conversations 365 days ago that we
talked about and it is all drama to me. ... The bottom
line is that my total focus is us getting better as a team
and trying to become a better team on the offensive
end of the floor and defensive end of the floor."
What a difference one year makes.
At the beginning of last season, pundits specu-
lated how UF would make up for the loss of its big
thrdee- David Lee, Anthony Roberson and Matt
Walsh with four sophomores and a junior in the
starting lineup.
"I'll never forget that how nobody believed in
us, and playing the first five, six games, the first 10
games, and the O'Dome being half full," Noah said.
Before the upcoming season, however, Nike was
knocking on the door with an NCAA Tournament
uniform proposition.


Donovan was impressed with how Noah handled
the offer.
"One of the people representing Nike said, 'You
know they're talking about doing NCAA tournament
uniforms for certain schools,'" Donovan said. "And
Joakim Noah said to the guy, 'Why are you talking
about that right now? We haven't been selected for
the NCAA Tournament. We don't even know if we're
going to the NCAA Tournament.' That, to me, tells
me he's in the right mindset."
Donovan said this level of humility will be a key
factor in the Gators' success this season.
They are off to a good start, because even though
the team received its championship rings Sept. 9 at
UF's football game against Central Florida, the play-
ers have hardly worn them.
"It's like the laws in the jungle. Does the
lion get hunted? Does the lion get hunt-
ed? No. TIhe big lion never gets hunted.
The lion goes and hunts. That's just the
way it is."
Joakim Noah
UF center

Senior Chris Richard said he has donned his ring
once, and Donovan hasn't worn his at all.
"I'm sure [Athletics Director] Jeremy Foley feels
great after paying for them," Donovan joked.
For all the glory that UF claimed last season, the
first title has proven to be a double-edged sword.
"If our guys' minds are flying around at 30,000
feet thinking that they are the best thing since sliced
bread, with that kind of arrogance, I guarantee our
team will be humbled very quickly," Donovan said.
"At the same time, I do not want them to lack confi-
dence, I do not want them to play in fear and I do not
want them to think that there is a big target on their
backs, because there is not."
So, for the Gators, it's back to 0-0.
"What happened last year is what happened last
year," Noah said. "It was a whole different season.
On paper we look great, and right now it's on us to
just play."


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Joakim Noah shows his appreciation to the crowd after the Gators' 77-
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FOOTBALL

Thomas works out individually, still has 'obligations'


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

UF defensive tackle Marcus
Thomas, who missed two games
after being suspended for a second
substance-abuse violation, returned
to the playing field in a big way
Saturday, leading the Gators with
eight tackles in their win against
LSU.
Thomas, however, has not re-
turned to the practice field in a big
way.
In the evenings, Thomas has


what Meyer terms "obligations,"
meaning that he arrives for practice
early and leaves prior to its conclu-
sion.
Meyer, however, said he is not
overly upset with Thomas right
now.
"Doghouse, no. He's got some
stuff he's got to do for himself,"
Meyer said.
According to Gators defensive
end Jarvis Moss, Thomas practices.
with the defensive line on certain
days and otherwise works by him-
self.
"I really don't know," Moss said.


"I see him a little bit out there doing
some stuff on his own, a little extra
since he was off
those few games
or whatever."
Moss said
that Thomas
still watches
film with the
defensive line-
Thomas men and gets
reps in practice,
but he doesn't feel like the different
practice routine will make much of
a difference.


INJURY UPDATE: A day after run-
ning back DeShawn Wynn guaran-
teed that he would play Saturday
against Auburn, Meyer was a little
less committal.
"Wynn jogged around and did
some things," Meyer said.
He was in full pads against LSU
but only came into the game as the
Gators were attempting to kneel
down and run out the dock on the
game's final series.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who
saw limited action against LSU but
caught two passes for 18 yards and
ran once from the tailback spot, con-


tinues to improve.
Harvin suffered a high left ankle
sprain against Tennessee and has
been limited in his effectiveness
since.
"He's probably 85 (percent), I'd
guess," Meyer said. "He says 95
(percent)."
Meyer also said that incorporat-
ing Harvin back into the offense
is critical this week against the
Tigers, who are coming off a 27-10
home loss to previously unranked
Arkansas.
"We have to," Meyer said. "I
think in this game we have to."


MLB Playoffs
Tigers
Athletics
NHL
Flyers,
Rangers


*1997: No. 14 LSU upsets top-ranked UF
28-21 in the Gators' first Southeastern
Conference loss since 1994. UF Quarter-
back Doug Johnson threw four intercep-
tions, one of which was returned for a
fourth-quarter touchdown.


Today's question: Which member of UF's
defense has impressed you the most this year?
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org)
Tuesday's question: What record would the
2006 Gators have if Ron Zook was still coach?
(see right for results)


Percent (Votes)
3-3 47% (255)
5-1,4-2 42% (227)
2-4, 1-5 6% (30)
winless 4% (22)
undefeated 2% (10)
544 TOTAL VOTES


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