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LUME ISSUE 41
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 41
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Suspended lecturer has history of rehab
MUF: DECISION TO FIRE HALL WON'T
DEPEND ON MEDICAL HISTORY.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS and CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writers
UF management lecturer John Hall, whose
bizarre classroom behavior prompted admin-
istrators to suspend him, has been admitted to
at least two substance-abuse clinics during his
roughly 18 years at the university.
But Hall's medical history will have no
bearing on whether UF eventually fires him,
an administrator said Tuesday.
"The only thing that has been taken into ac-
count right now is his performance," said Kyle
Cavanaugh, UF's vice president for human
resources. Because Hall is a senior lecturer and
not a professor, he is not eligible for tenure.
On Sept. 5, Hall delivered a morning lec-
ture to his Principles of Management class in
which he fell backward onto the stage laugh-
ing. A video of the lecture quickly circulated
"The only thing that has been
taken into account right now is
UF's vice president for human resources
on the Internet, spurring rumors that Hall was
under the influence of drugs or alcohol during
UF quickly suspended Hall, and an associ-
ate dean in the business college sent a letter
Oct. 2 to inform him about UF's intention
to fire him. The letter listed several reasons
for Hall's potential dismissal, including his
"bizarre" in-class behavior. Hall could not be
reached for comment by press time.
According to university documents and e-
mails, which were obtained through a public
records request, Hall spent about two and a
half months at a rehabilitation center in 2005.
SEE HALL, PAGE 5
Fitted for diversity
Anarew aanTi / alligator
UF student Grey Torrico works the runway during the Dominican Student Association's fashion show at the
Indian Cultural & Education Center on Wednesday night.
By EVAN DREXLER
Alligator Contributing Writer
walked down the catwalk and
dancers showed their stuff
Wednesday night in honor of
Hispanic Heritage Month.
The "Sensacion in the City"
fashion show, hosted by the
Dominican Student Association
and Hispanic Heritage Month or-
ganizers, promoted many diverse
fashions at the Indian Cultural &
Blinding strobe lights flashed
and Dominican-colored red, blue
and white balloons floated in the
air, while white screens projected
the silhouettes of dancers behind
Although the event had a
Hispanic flair, people of all nation-
"We have a little bit of every-
thing," said Francis Mejia, director
of the fashion show.
Participants hailed from Brazil,
Cuba, Colombia, the Dominican
Republic and many other coun-
tries, Mejia said.
Dillard's provided the clothing
for the event.
The fashion show was a new
event for the month's celebrations
this year, Mejia said.
Junior basketball player Al
Horford introduced the Grupo
Quisqueya dance group. Horford
M ut ulura I how proud
he is to be
"It feels good that we actually
have a Dominican association at
UF," Horford said.
But Horford's happiness didn't
"I'm really glad to be able to
represent all the Hispanic people,"
Hispanic Heritage Month
events close Friday at 8 p.m. in the
Rion Ballroom of the Reitz Union.
A surprise guest will be present,
A KILLER'S END
After detailed confessions, Rolling appealed for years
\Well before sunrise,on Aug. 24,
1 90I. a man wearing all black and a ski
mask climbed 16 wooden steps.
The\- led to the back door of
Vilhlamsburg Village Apartments'
unit No 11 !
-le d id n t need to use his 200-pound
Percy Harvin snuck
onto the practice
field when coaches
.from injury. Coach
Urban Meyer said
Harvin needs more
See story, pg. 24.
frame or the screwdriver he carried to
open the door. It was unlocked.
He wore the mask to inspire fear
and the black to hide any blood.
He was armed with a 9 mm pis-
tol and the same type of knife U.S.
Marines use to kill.
His name was Danny Harold Rolling.
He was a 36-year-old drifter from
Shreveport, La., and
he found two teenag-
ers sleeping inside.
They were 17-
Powell and 18-year-
old Sonja Larson,
both UF freshmen.
State rejects serial killer's latest appeal
Danny Rolling's latest appeal of his death sentence was re-
jected by the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday.
The state's highest court affirmed the ruling of Circuit Judge
Stan Morris, 'deciding that Rolling's death sentence should
The court's decision was issued in the name of the court as a
whole rather than by an individual justice, a move that usually
indicates the court does not view the issue as controversial.
Rolling's execution by lethal injection is scheduled for
Wednesday, but he could possibly delay it by taking his appeal
to federal court.
U UF held a ceremony
honoring its nuclear
reactor's switch to
fuel on Wednesday,
hoping to set an
example for the world.
See story, pg. 4.
walked in, he saw Powell asleep on a
downstairs couch. He stood over her but
did not wake her. Instead, the invader
crept into Larson's upstairs bedroom.
There, he paused.
According to court documents,
Rolling was trying "to decide which of
the girls he desired to rape,"
SEE ROLLING, PAGE 8
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United Nations Day
Gainesville Women's Club, 9:30
a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Gainesville chapter of the
United Nations Association
hosts a program on "Maternal
Health and Well-Being."
Reitz Union, Room 286, 10:30
a.m. to noon.
Professor and chair of sociology
at New York University, Dalton
Conley, speaks on "Africa's
Lagging Demographic (and-
Economic) Transition." Free
and open to the public.
SFCC Health and Wellness Fair
Northwest campus, Building
WA, Room 101, 10 a.m. to noon
The open house in the health-
care training center features
medical equipment to use and
faculty to answer questions
about careers in health care.
Lecturer, poet discusses
mixing of Hispanic cultures
Bobby Gonzalez, a lecturer and
poet, will speak to UF students
Thursday night about the birth of
Hispanic culture through the inter-
mixing of Spanish conquistadors,
black slaves, and American and
Sponsored by Lambda Theta
Alpha Sorority, La Casita and other
UF organizations, the speech be-
gins at 7:30 p.m. in the Computer
Science and Engineering Building,
Gonzalez's speech which
incorporates storytelling and spo-
ken-word poetry will address
how Spanish settlers and the en-
slaved Africans they brought with
them impacted the indigenous cul-
tures of the Americas, said sorority
member Kathy Valle.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Issue goes beyond UF
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Student senators passed a resolution
Tuesday to help UF's international stu-
dents bring their parents to graduation -
but the issue isn't limited to Gainesville.
Former Sen. Fei Long, the original
author of the resolution, initially wrote it
because of his own experiences. Long's
parents, who live abroad, were both
denied visas to come see their son's com-
mencement ceremony. They are appealing
But Sen. John Clayton Brett, who co-au-
thored the bill, said he knew "these prob-
lems were more widespread than that."
"(Long) explained to me that this was
not an isolated incident," Brett said. "Right
now, we're in the process of finding these
students and getting their story, because I
think it's one that needs to be polled."
When visa applicants are found ineli-
gible, Brett said, "official documents from
public institutions can be very helpful in
"About 20 percent of applicants who
are found ineligible are able to overcome
ineligibility," he said.
The resolution serves as an official
invitation from UF to the parents of inter-
national students, which could convince
embassies and consulates to grant visas to
Brett said international students make
up 6 percent of the UF student population.
It is unclear how many of those students
would be affected by the resolution.
"About 20 percent of applicants
who are found ineligible are
able to overcome ineligibility."
John Clayton Brett
UF student senator
Sen. Heshan llangkoon, another one of
the resolution's authors, said he wanted to
help international students celebrate their
commencements with their loved ones.
"Most of these students, they never
go home, never see their family," he said.
"This is the culmination of those five years
- a time to celebrate and a time to have
friends and family around for that celebra-
Cyclists ticketed more
By LACEY SISK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Cyclists beware: Campus police are
Speeding on Turlington Plaza or
running a red light on campus will cost
you about $2 more than it used to, and
campus police are patrolling en masse to
University Police began strictly
enforcing bike laws and raised its bike-
related ticket rates Oct. 1 because of a
recent trend in bicycle accidents through-
Over the past five years, Florida has
ranked in the top five nationally for rider
fatalities and injuries.
According to UPD, 4,820 bikes were
involved in crashes in 2004 in Florida;
719 of them were fatal. Statewide, the
highest percentage of victims were of
Although UF hasn't had many deaths,
bike-related injuries are a continuing
With such startlingly high figures,
UPD has been issuing more tickets, es-
pecially around high-traffic areas of the
"We want to try to cut down on the
number of bicycle-related injuries," of-
ficer Darin Gentry said.
Although the fine increases only
amount to a couple dollars, UF officials
hope the higher cost will en-
Public courage students to be more
Moving violations went
up from $121.50 to $123.50,
and the fine for running a red light went
from $186.50 to $188.50.
Moving violations include running
stop signs, traveling against the flow of
traffic and traveling down a one-way
street in the wrong direction.
Nonmoving violations, such as wear-
ing headphones, have increased with the
popularity of the iPod and will now cost
a cyclist $77.50.
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4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
New nuclear reactor fuel can't be used for bombs
mUF SAID THE SWITCH WAS
MADE AS A GLOBAL EXAMPLE.
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Scientists gathered Wednesday to
celebrate a fuel switch at UF's nuclear
reactor, which now uses low-enriched
uranium instead of highly enriched
The highly enriched variety could
be used to make dirty bombs, al-
though there was no risk that it could
have been used for weapons because
of UF safety precautions, officials said.
Instead, the switch was motivated by
UF's desire to serve as an example to
the rest of the world by converting its
fuel into nonweapons grade fuel, said
William Vemetson, UF's director of
The reactor, which is only used for
research purposes, is near Weimer Hall
and the Reitz Union North Lawn.
The switch comes at a time when
nuclear proliferation is a major inter-
national concern, as North Korea and
Iran's nuclear intentions may threaten
national security. UF's conversion is
part of the Bush administration's goal
to minimize highly enriched fuel.
"We're making the world more
safe and secure," said Jerry Paul, the
former deputy administrator of the
Department of Energy's National
Nuclear Security Administration.
UF marked the second domestic
conversion, and several other research
universities are expected to, follow
suit over the next couple years. The
conversion was paid for by a $425,000
grant from the Department of Energy.
The university originally used
low-enriched fuel when its nuclear
program began in 1959, but later,
highly enriched fuel was the only type
The recent switch back to low-en-
riched fuel began in February 2005,
several months before ABC aired a
report that UF's reactor had "gaping
The reactor is protected by 50 to 60
tons of concrete, and it would require
a crane and several hours of work to
get to the fuel.
After several months of planning
and security testing, the new fuel was
put into place Sept. 28. The old fuel
was shipped to the Savannah River
National Laboratory, a hazardous-ma-
terials holding site in South Carolina.
After more safety testing, the reactor
should be working in about a month
and a half.
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
William Vernetson, director of the UF training reactor, instructs engineers from around the country
before taking them on a tour of the reactor in the Nuclear Engineering Building on Wednesday.
Decaf may not resolve java jitters, UF study shows
* STUDY FINDS STARBUCKS COFFEE
HAS HIGHEST CAFFEINE CONTENT.
By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer,
Cassidy Fuller gets up at 6:45 a.m. every
Tuesday, dresses and heads to the nearest gas
station for a cup of decaf coffee before work
starts at 8 a.m.
Fuller, a UF mathematics junior, used to
drink caffeinated coffee before side effects
made her feel more "antsy" than she thought
was normal. But giving up the habit was not
"Without coffee I might just die," she said.
A recent UF study shows a reason behind
Fuller's craving for even this supposedly jit-
ter-free java. Researchers found that almost all
decaffeinated coffee contains some measure of
Professor Mark S. Gold, along with Brian
Fuehrlein, a UF medical student, purchased 10
decaf drip-brewed coffee beverages from nine
national chains or local coffee houses.
The samples were sent
UF to Bruce Goldberger, a pro-
Research fessor and director of UF's
William R. Maples Center
for Forensic Medicine, and tested for caffeine
content, Gold said.
According to the study, every serving but
one contained traces of caffeine, ranging from
8.6 milligrams tO 13.9 milligrams.
The highest level of caffeine was found
in Starbucks decaf espresso and brewed cof-
fee, and the lowest in instant Folgers Coffee
A typical cup of caffeinated coffee contains
about 85 milligrams of caffeine. Caffeine is the
most widely consumed drug in the world.
"Maybe now they will realize decaffein-
ated coffee is not the answer," Gold said.
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Executed inmate rejected sedative
By JAMES RIGNEY
Arthur Rutherford was executed Wednesday night at
the Florida State Prison.
His execution came after the Florida Supreme Court
rejected his appeal that lethal injection constituted cruel
and unusual punishment.
Rutherford, 57, was found guilty of the 1985 murder
of Stella Salamon, a 63-year-old Milton resident.
Rutherford, a heavy-set Vietnam veteran, was work-
ing as a handyman when Salamon hired him to make
some home improvements. She was later found dead,
bruised and naked in her bathtub.
Prison officials said Rutherford
declined to take a sedative before the
His last meal included fried green
tomatoes, fried freshwater catfish,
hush puppies and sweet tea, officials
At 6 p.m., a prison official asked
Rutherford if he had any last words.
Rutherford said he had none as wit-
nesses watched from behind a glass window.
He looked at the window and nodded at his spiritual
adviser, Rev. Dale Recinella, and then looked up at the
ceiling as a lethal concentration of chemicals flowed into
Rutherford, who had gray and white balding hair,
stopped moving at 6:02 p.m.
Minutes later, a prison official told the witnesses: "The
sentence of the state of Florida versus Arthur Rutherford
has been carried out at 6:13. Please exit to the rear at this
Rutherford's first scheduled execution, in January,
was postponed by the U.S. Supreme Court just minutes
before he was to be executed.
Rutherford was the second person executed in Florida
this year and the 62nd person to be executed since the
nine-year moratorium on executions was lifted in the late
centers in 2005
HALL, from page 1
It is not clear what type of addiction Hall
was being treated for.
In April of that year, he checked himself
into Hazelden, a center that treats patients
for drug and alcohol addiction. Hall spent
about a month at the center's Minnesota
location in Center City.
The next month, Hall entered another
Hazelden treatment facility in Newberg,
Ore., according to a memo he sent to a UF
He was dis-
UF charged from the
care program in
By fall of 2005, Hall was living in north
Georgia with his sister, where he reported
experiencing "severe.anxiety attacks."
That Fall, UF's business college placed
Hall on "professional development leave."
According to documents, Hall was set to
receive full pay during that time.
A memo sent to Hall last month listed
his base salary for the current school year
"So the bottom line is, I recognized
I needed help, sought it, and got it," he
wrote in an e-mail last year. "To me, this
is good news."
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Missing the point
Focus on CLAS policy,
not shared governance
At this week's Student Senate meeting, an associate
dean from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
made an apology. Sort of.
"We kind of let things go as business as usual," he said, "and
didn't include faculty and students" in CLAS' plan to get out of
debt. Damn right.
But let's get something straight. Shared governance
- among the administration, faculty and students is only as
good as the policy it produces.
The five-year plan is garbage. If a bunch of professors had
come up with it instead of CLAS Dean Neil Sullivan, it would
still be garbage. Likewise, a good plan is a good plan no matter
who puts it together. Its pretty simple.
Unfortunately, most people on this campus, students and
professors alike, don't see it that way. To them, it seems the pro-
cess of running UF who gets to sit on what committee and for
how long is more important than the end result. Their heads
are buried so deep in "Robert's Rules of Order," they can't see
what's right in front of them.
In this case, it's a plan to gut themost important departments
in the most important college at UE But instead of focusing on
how the five-year plan will hurt students and the university as
a whole, Student Government and the Faculty Senate whine
about shared governance. Boo hoo, nobody talked to us.
Well, get over it. The administration will never look at stu-
dents and professors as equal partners until they demand more
than just a seat at the negotiating table. So step up, SG. That
goes for the Faculty Senate, too. UF deserves an alternative to
the five-year plan and who better to give it to us than our
elected representatives? The ball's in your court now.
Another day, another
dal. This time, it's
Pennsylvania Rep. Curt
Weldon, accused of do-
ing favors for a Russian oil
company, a Russian aviation
firm and one Bogoljub Karic
- a Serbian businessman
with close ties to Slobodan
Milosevic. Yes, that Slobodan
In 2003, Weldon flew to
Belgrade, Serbia, to do lunch
with Karic and his brother,
who were barred from
visiting the United States.
because of their involve-
ment in well, war crimes.
No use beating around the
bush. Weldon was trying
to get them off the State
Department's blacklist so
they could do business in
That same year, the Karic
brothers paid Solutions
North America, a consulting
firm in Philadelphia, more
than $130,000. Who runs
Solutions North America?
Karen Weldon, the congress-
Coincidence? The FBI
doesn't think so. In fact,
federal agents raided Karen
Weldon's houses and her
office at Solutions North
America this week, looking
for proof that she sold her
father's influence to foreign
businesses. Weldon says the
investigation is a Democratic
conspiracy, but we're not
Like former Reps. Tom
DeLay, Randy "Duke"
Cunningham and Mark
Foley not to mention Jack
Abramoff Weldon is a typi-
cal product of the Republican
political machine. If one bad
apple can spoil the whole
bunch, what about five?
b the independent florida
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Behold your future without humanities
Once again, UF's administration is taking the ini-
tiative on improving our university, whether we
students like it or not. Despite whoops, I mean
"because of" increased interest and enrollment in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the humanities are
being downsized. Meanwhile, the sciences both within
CLAS and without are being expanded.
In other equally logical news, Southwest Recreation
Center is being dosed down because students are getting
Seriously though, CLAS is already the biggest and most
popular college at UF what if it continues to grow and
devours us all?
Besides, the humanities are so pass. The entire dis-
cipline is just an elaborate front orchestrated by middle
school social studies teachers. How else could they keep
reeling in their fat salaries and clogging up students' minds
- with crap like why the Civil War happened and who
I'm glad UF will-be on the front lines of the fight to clear
up the intellectual misunderstandings that are history, lit-
erature and foreign languages. Someday, we'll look back on
this period at UF as well, nothing. Because this "looking
back," as you call it, is nothing more than the dark art of
history, which will be punishable by death.
So switch on your virtual reality headsets and follow
ire. Imagine the utopia that awaits us the ease of print-
ing novels without plots, characters or even words. See how
convenient it will be to go to concerts where no music is
played and to listen to radio without any superfluous com-
mentary on society, culture or politics.
We will build the mightiest prisons never mind de-
termining who goes inside. And our army will be unstop-
pable, even without anything to preserve or attack. Foreign
relations will be a snap, because who even knows or
ing? Am I right?
Our new government will be
on the cutting edge of ignorance,
unhampered by the troublesome
and inconvenient past. With no
Patrick Barrett knowledge of Hammurabi. or our
Grin and Barrett Greco-Roman forebears, we'll be
firstname.lastname@example.org free to start over, to learn the les-
sons of millennia gone by, again
Best of all, abundant scientific research will ensure that
every university will be ranked No. 1. Cue the choir of
I slather on the sarcasm as thick as I can, but I wonder
how many of you agree with the first half of this column.
Make no mistake, the humanities are in decline not just
at UF, but in our society in general.
We hold technological innovation in extremely high
regard, so it's easy to forget about the less visible, less sci-
entific disciplines that shape our government and culture.
But they are indispensable the words we write are as
valuable as the computers we use to write them and spread
The sciences need the humanities, and vice versa. Either
without the other makes for a dark and unfriendly world
- and anyone who truly appreciates either side of the aca-
demic spectrum understands that every discipline comes
from the twin drives of creativity and curiosity.
So let's get together, scientists and historians alike, and
let CLAS grow. Abandon worthless rankings in favor of real
education and interests. Give UF's students the well-round-
ed educations they clearly want and badly need.
Patrick Barrett is a Russian junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Will Demo- Wednesday's question: Should
crats take the House of Represen- Danny Rolling be executed on
tatives in November's election? Wednesday?
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Letters to the Editor
Democratic Party breaks promises too
I can't tell if Wednesday's editorial blasts
evangelical Christians for being stupid
or the GOP for duping people into vot-
ing Republican. Either way, it shows the
Alligator's obvious liberal bias.
By the way, here's something the editori-
al left out: Democrats use welfare and hand-
outs to keep black voters on the plantation.
Why not write an article on their blind faith
in consistently voting for Democrats?
And why are evangelicals the only reli-
gious group the Alligator criticizes? I'd love
to see the opinions page treat other religions
with the same "tolerance" it employs when
Alligator unfair to evangelical Christians
The Alligator needs to grow up.
Wednesday's editorial, cleverly titled
"Suckers," says Republicans play evangeli-
cal Christians like "a big, stupid accordion."
Do you realize how childish that sounds?
I don't appreciate being told that my own
party laughs at me and I certainly don't
like being called a sucker just for being a
Editorial leaves evangelicals no choices
Apparently, the Alligator's definition of
"family values" was fabricated from liberal
talking points. The Ten Commandments, for
example, were a symbolic decoration on a
single courthouse not an actual suggestion
for the law of the land. And to say that God
wants "women in the kitchen" is as incorrect
as it is disrespectful to the Christian faith.
Besides, if Republicans can't deliver on
their promises to evangelical Christians, who
can? Sen. Hillary Clinton? Sen. Ted Kennedy?
The only logical solution you present is not
to vote. Brilliant. A standard sit-on-your-
rump-and-complain liberal solution. Nice
Burns addressed CLAS debt in depth
I opened Wednesday's Alligator and I
was thoroughly disappointed- On Tuesday,
the associate dean of the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences, Allan Burs, attended a
Student Senate meeting and gave a compre-
hensive overview of CLAS's five-year plan.
He covered the source of the college's debt,
why and how the plan was constructed, why
certain departments face cuts, why depart-
ment chairs should be replaced and what's
going to happen to class sizes.
Unfortunately, the Alligator decided to
report one small comment he made about a
subject that has already been beaten to death
- instead of answering the questions on
This approach doesn't enlighten readers
or serve the public. Rather than trying to
inform, the Alligator prefers to drive a wedge
between students and the administration
with biased reporting. When news coverage
leaves out information that could help stu-
dents understand what's really going on, it
does them a huge disservice.
All Americans should speak English
I disagree with Gaia Myers' Wednesday
letter. I was bom in and have grown up in the
United States, so why should I have to learn
another language in order to communicate
with immigrants? If anything, immigrants
should assume the responsibility of learning
English, as it is the most used language in this
country. If this nation is to have an official lan-
guage, I feel it should be the same tongue in
which our Constitution was written.
Don't let the Alligator tell you how to vote
You don't have to look at a calendar to
know that Nov. 7 is getting closer and closer.
So far this week, every issue of the Alligator
has played its role in partisan politics. I un-
derstand that politics these days are heavily
partisan, but I expect just a little more from
the Alligator. I can't help but think the edito-
rial board is taking advantage of a large body
of readers, most of whom are politically ill-
To the readers: Before buying into this
week's editorials, do some research of your
own. Don't just listen to biased newspapers.
They only tell you the stories they want you
to know and only give you a portion.of the
truth behind those stories. Read the Alligator,
but then go home and do your own research. I
guarantee you'll be shocked and appalled.
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SL D I've read plenty of letters in this space
8LS criticizing the humanities and advocating
the reduction of this great university to the
bare bones of the sciences. I've also seen a fair
number of engineers participating in this. As
an engineer myself, I'm appalled to witness
such blatant disengagement, apathy and
The best engineers out there are the ones
who understand and appreciate the role of the
humanities in our profession. Besides, what
kind of university would this be without the
humanities? What happened to this student
body? We can come together to yell at a foot-
ball game, but when the scholastic essence of
the "Gator Nation" faces its potential demise,
we fight amongst ourselves? That's not the UF
I've grown to love.
It's no surprise that those letters criticizing
the humanities were so poorly written. Please
just go to a vocational school if you think a
well-rounded student body is unessential.
Europeans friendly to most Americans
I have.to disagree with Michael Belinsky's
Tuesday column. Since 2001, I've traveled
extensively throughout the United Kingdom
- not to mention France, Spain and Ireland
-but I've never felt the need to mask or apol-
ogize for my nationality. Most Europeans may
have a low opinion of American politics, but
they're not so petty as to judge individual trav-
elers based solely on their country of origin.
Perhaps Belinsky should have spent less
time in his American sports bar and more
time talking to actual Brits about what they re-
ally think. Besides, I have clear proof that not
all Her Majesty's subjects hate Americans: I'm
married to one!
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8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Sixteen long years
ROLLING, from page 1
'It was .just after2p m on Oct 16, and
Richard Bryan had just returned from
the courthouse vault. In his left hand, he
clutched a blue evidence folder. Inside
were more than 40 photographs of three
gruesome murder scenes.
"This is something we haven't re-
ally looked at since the first appeals pro-
cess," Bryan said from behind his thick
He said this after seating three re-
porters at a small, round table on the
fourth floor of the Alachua County
Bryan warned the reporters of what
they were about to see: the only public
images of what Danny Rolling did to
five Gainesville college students 16
Bryan, the assistant clerk of the
Alachua County Courthouse, is the cus-
todian of these grisly records the same
photographs jurors saw before they unan-
imously voted in 1994 for Rolling to die.
The first picture in the folder, encased
in a dear plastic sleeve, reveals the same
16 steps Rolling climbed minutes before
he began his three-day spree of rape,
murder and mutilation in Gainesville, a
city described by residents as "charming"
Flipping through -the photographs,
the reporters saw the open back door
of Powell and Larson's apartment. They
saw pictures of the young women's re-
frigerator, stocked with a still-full bottle of
orange juice and a carton of Ben & Jerry's
Chunky Monkey ice cream. Then they
turned the page and saw the first body. It
was Sonja Larson.
Ricky Paules, mother of victim Tracy Paules, is com-
forted at the 2000 appeal trial of Danny Rolling's
jeath sentences for the murders of five students.
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Danny Rolling rests his head during the appeal trial for his death sentences in 2000.
"She hadn't even slept a whole night
there," said Larson's mother, Ada Larson,
in a recent interview. "It was her first Fall
semester. It was the first night she had
there in her apartment."
According to court documents, Rolling
"decided to kill Ms. Larson outright."
Rolling stabbed her to death after gag-
ging her with a double strip of duct tape.
He left Larson's body on a comforterless
mattress in a pool of her own blood, sur-
rounded by boxes of still-packed posses-
The killer then went downstairs to
rape and murder Christina Powell, who
was still sleeping on the couch.
In the crime scene photos, Powell's
hands are black and bloodied, most likely
because she was trying to defend herself,
said Bryan, who has been in charge of
the photos for almost as long as they
The pictures also show how her arms
were caked in dried blood except for
the places where her wrists were bound
with duct tape. These places look like
white bracelets on crimson skin.
In the attack, Rolling cut off Powell's
clothes. Her bra, in pieces, lay beside
After the rape, Powell was stabbed
five times in the back.
\hen Gaines\ dle Poli:e Department
patrolman Ray. Barber arrived at
Williamsburg Village Apartments on
Aug. 27, 1990, he figured it was just
another routine call involving parents
worried about their first-time college
Frank and Patricia Powell,
Christina Powell's parents, had driven
to Gainesville from their home in
Jacksonville because their daughter had
not called them in several days.
When nobody answered the door,
Powell's parents called an apartment
maintenance man, who called police.
When Barber and the maintenance
worker broke down the door of apart-
ment 113, Barber said one of his first
reactions was to keep the Powell family
"The maintenance guy got sick from
the smell," Barber said in a recent inter-
After ushering the family away,
Barber drew his gun and went inside.
"There were two dead girls in the
apartment. It was hard and dirty," he
Nine hours later, police would find
another body: that of Christa Hoyt, a 19-
year-old SFCC student who worked as a
part-time clerk for the Alachua County
Hoyt lived alone in a duplex apart-
ment on Southwest 24th Avenue.
The day before Hoyt was murdered,
Rolling watched her through the apart-
One evidence photo of the Hoyt mur-
der scene had been censored. It showed
only a single shoe-clad foot the rest
of the image had been cropped out. The
rest of the picture if it looked any-
thing like what court records describe
- would have shown a headless body.
Rolling had hidden himself inside
Hoyt's apartment. He broke in through
the rear sliding-glass door with a screw-
driver while Hoyt was gone, and hid
behind a bookcase.
Court records state that when Hoyt
came home, the killer "seized her, forced
her to the floor and immediately taped
her mouth and her hands." He then ter-
rorized her, raped her and killed her.
Rolling cut the head from Hoyt's
body and placed it on a bookshelf in the
After the third-body was discovered,
people in Gainesville were buying every-
thing with the word "lock" on it, as well
as guns, Mace and knives.
Sadie Darnell, the police department's
spokeswoman throughout the murder
investigation, said fear gripped the city.
"It was palpable. It was everywhere. It
was real," she said in a recent interview.
By the thousands, students left their
Gainesville apartments and went home.
Every hotel in the city was filled.
SArt Sandeen, UF's vice president for
student affairs when the murders took
place, said about 400 UF students never
Julie Basch, then an 18-year-old fresh-
man at SFCC, drove home to Orlando.
"I don't care if I lose out on anything,"
Basch said in 1990. "I just want to be
Lt. Ed Posey, who was a plainclothes
officer at the time, said police officers
would search their homes when they got
"It was fear. People would open their
doors with baseball bats and guns," he
Darnell said every gun store and
pawnshop in the city seemed to have its
firearm supply depleted.
Andrew Addess, a 17-year-old UF
freshman at the time, said he was going
to his hometown to pick up his shotgun.
"It was palpable.
It was everywhere.
It was real."
Gainesville Police Department
"I don't have it with me, but it's going
to be next weekend," he said.
Susan Blackburn, manager of
Blackburn Locksmiths, said dead bolt
sales nearly doubled in the few days af-
ter the killings.
Despite the pandemonium, UF
administrators did not shut down the
school instead, they extended dead-
lines, urged teachers to excuse absences
and opened up dorms for those who
thought it was safer to sleep on campus.
Damell said the few months after the
murders were a time of unity in the com-
"In the case of Gainesville, everyone
came together," she said.
For some students, this was literal.
Many decided it was safer to sleep in
The discovery of Manuel Taboada
and Tracy Paules' bodies on Aug. 28,
1990, proved again that there was reason
for their fear.
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former football player and UF student.
He was 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed
more than 200 pounds.
When police found Taboada's body
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 0
After he claimed 5 lives,
Rolling fights for his own
sprawled in his bed, he had been
stabbed at least 31 times. He was cut or
stabbed on his chin, neck, chest, abdo-
men, legs, arms and hands. According
to court records based on Rolling's tes-
timony, "Mr. Taboada struggled vigor-
ously ... against the attack."
Above Taboada's bed hung an
O'Brien-brand water ski. The white
walls around it where splattered with
Taboada's roommate was Tracy
Paules. She was a 5-foot-3-inch, 114-
pound brunette. She entered the room
as Rolling was killing Taboada then
she ran back out into her room and shut
the door. Rolling chased her and broke
"You're the one, aren't you?" Paules
asked when the killer entered.
According to court records, Rolling
"replied that he was the one."
Rolling then bound, raped and mur-
dered Paules. As in the other killings,
according to court documents, Rolling
"kept her alive a fairly long time before
He spent a total of more than three
hours in Taboada and Paules' apart-
ment, a ground-floor unit at Gatorwood
Apartments on Archer Road.
Today, Damell is no longer the po-
lice department's spokeswoman. The
30-year police veteran is no longer re-
quired to call Danny Rolling by name.
She would rather not say it.
Instead, she refers to him as "the
offender," or her personal preference,
Soon after the discovery of Christa
Hoyt's body, Darell received a phone
call from Spencer Mann, her counter-
part at the sheriff's office.
"Sadie," he said, "this is the big
Not long after that phone -call,
Darnell and Mann would be speaking
with hundreds of reporters every day
for the next several months.
Describing the media blitz on
Gainesville, Darnell said it was like
being bitten to death by thousands of
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as numerous as police cruisers on
Gainesville's streets even after more
than 100 officers and 50 Florida Highway
Patrol officers were brought in.
During the first few weeks of the
investigation, rumor control was dif-
Damell said the police task force set
up a hotline for residents to call that
would confirm or debunk any rumors
they heard. Some were:
The killer was really a pizza deliv-
eryman. "The local pizza places almost
went out of business," Damell said.
A medical intern or doctor was
Police had found more bodies and
kept them in the morgue without tell-
ing the public.
The killer was running around
with a machete at school-bus stops.
The killer was wearing a stolen
Danny Rolling left Gaines-dile after
police intensified their presence, but he
didn't travel far.
On Sept. 5, 1990, a little more than
a week after the last bodies were dis-
covered, the serial killer was arrested
in Ocala for robbing a Winn-Dixie su-
Then, months went by. The public
did not know Rolling was a suspect
until Jan. 25, 1991, when news reports
leaked that investigators had found a
Darnell said that immediately
after Rolling was arrested in .Ocala,
he was only scantly suspected in the
Until Rolling was indicted on Nov.
15, 1991 more than a year after he
had terrorized Gainesville a UF
freshman named Edward Humphrey
had been suspected by police, and de-
monized by the media.
"Humphrey was pretty much beat-
en to death by the media, using sources
close to the investigation," said John
Joyce, a murder task force spokesman,
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eight months after Humphrey first
became a suspect in August 1990. "We
don't want to ruin anyone's reputation
- that's not fair."
Damell said investigators scruti-
nized Humphrey because he was the
person most Gainesville residents
called in about.
"He was vocal about killing people.
He had scars on his face and exhibited
outrageous behavior," Damell said.
Humphrey was the perfect target for
media and the public.
But when the State Attorney's Office
filed its indictment against Rolling,
Humphrey was cleared of the killings.
"This figure, this scarred individual,
is a great guy," said George Humphrey,
Ed Humphrey's older brother. "He's
had tremendously bad luck."
In the months leading up to the in-
dictment, investigators shifted their fo-
cus to Rolling, although they kept quiet
with details as they gathered evidence,
including DNA samples from Rolling to
connect him with the semen and hairs
found at the crime scenes.
At 9 30 a.m. on Feb. 15, 1994, Danny
Harold Rolling stood before a half-
empty courtroom on the fourth floor of
the Alachua County Courthouse.
He pleaded guilty to killing the five
Gainesville college students.
"I have been running from first one
thing and then another all my life,"
Rolling said. "Whether from problems
at home or with the law or from my-
self. But there are some things that you
just can't run from, and this is one of
This was the first time any of the vic-
tims' family members had seen Rolling
Some of them bolted from the court-
Some were in tears.
Most clung to each other and cried
as Rod Smith, the lead prosecutor in the
case, read details about the killings.
"We now know who wasthe slayer
of the Gainesville students," Smith
said. "He didn't get a deal. He pled
because he did it."
Rick Parker, Rolling's public de-
fender, said his client "agonized" over
his decision to admit his guilt.
After the guilty plea, Rolling's case
went straight to the sentencing phase.
Arguments and testimony took more
than two weeks.
On March 24, 1994, the jury
was ready to announce its verdict.
Deliberation took about five hours. The
12 jurors unanimously recommended
that Rolling should die.
Family members gasped as the
death recommendations five in total
- were read.
Rolling, then 39, sat between his two
attorneys with his face down, occasion-
ally looking up to watch the reactions
of the victims' family members.
On the day Circuit Judge Stan
Morris sentenced Rolling to death,
following the jury's recommendation,
Mario Taboada stood up and pointed
at the man who killed his younger
"Five years!" Taboada screamed at
Rolling. "You're going down in five,
Twelve years later, Rolling is still ap-
pealing his death sentence.
In 190l Rollng filed hi first ap-
peal. It failed in 1997 when the Florida
Supreme Court rejected his arguments
and affirmed his death sentence.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to
review Rolling's case that same year.
In 1999, Rolling tried to have his
death sentence reduced to life impris-
onment. Florida's highest court af-
firmed the trial court's decision: Rolling
should be put to death.
Rolling appealed this decision in
On Feb. 9 of this year, the 11th
District Court of the United States up-
held the lower courts' decision: Rolling
should be put to death.
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court
again refused to review Rolling's case.
On Sept. 22, Gov. Jeb Bush signed
Rolling's death warrant.
Rolling appealed, but Judge Morris
upheld his original decision. Then
Rolling's attorney, Baya Harrison 11m,
sent the appeal to the Florida Supreme
On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme
Court justices upheld the lower courts'
decision: Rolling should be put to
Rolling is scheduled to die by lethal
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The mothers of several of the victims sat in the front row during the 2000 appeal trial of
Danny Rolling's death sentences.
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Ivy Kelley, left, and Carrie Tatgenhorst, right, look at motorcycle maps by artist Jim Roche at Friday's open house for his
exhibit "Dr. Curve's Favorite Roads" at the University Galleries. The show runs through Nov. 9.
Jim Roche exhibit honors classic Americana
By CAIT DEERY
Jim Roche's artistic presentation ex-
presses the originality of American so-
ciety and the small amount of diversity
that still exists among the signs, roads
and people in the heart of the country.
The University Galleries hosted a
reception Friday evening featuring the
collective exhibition of Roche's work.
"Sign Times," "Dr. Curve's Favorite
Roads" and "The Best of Jim Roche:
Multiple Voices 1986-1993" pay tribute
to individualism and classic Americana
through contemporary art.
The presentation, which premiered
Sept. 26, features a 140-foot panel of
various signs, 18 maps of backcountry
roads and a DVD of performance art.
"I tried in it to show the diversity
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in American advertising but also how
we have lost the choices we once had,"
There was a time during our his-
tory when our choices were abundant.
Today, Roche feels that those choices
seem limited to the Wal-Marts of the
Roche depicts this loss of individual-
ism in "Sign Times," a 12-panel presen-
tation of advertisements spanning the
1920s to the 1990s.
"You had many more varieties in
America because of small, home-owned
businesses, and the advertising reflects
that," he said. "Now, it's disappearing."
The visual exhibition is split in the
University Gallery, with the "Sign
Times" panels on one side and "Dr.
Curve's Favorite Roads," a series of 18
maps, lying opposite. Though divided,
SThe Gainesville Improv Fest,
featuring 22 local and national
acts and several workshops, runs
through Sunday. See story, pg. 14.
the two displays are linked.
"The signs you are seeing over here
are the kinds of signs you see on these
very rural roads," Roche said, pointing
to the framed drawings.
The maps are simple. Curvy lines of
black, red, green and orange show the
country roads close to the heart of Roche
and his fellow motorcycle enthusiasts.
"It doesn't really mean anything to
'anybody, but it means so much to me
and some of the bicyclists and other
friends," Roche said.
Fellow motorcyclist, UF President
Bernie Machen, was particularly inter-
ested in the exhibition.
"I think it's fabulous," Machen said.
"You know, my motorcycle is out there
Roche's work will be shown at the
University Galleries until Nov. 9.
"I mean, we all have buds, we all take
guy trips, but you take something very
S normal and you put it in a magazine,
and people start talking."
To People Magazine, on rumors that he and
Matthew McConaughey are gay.
By BRIANA O'SULLIVAN
Thousands of books, games, movies and post-
ers, divided into dozens of categories, will go up
for sale at low prices this Saturday at the Friends
of the Library Book Sale.
The sale runs Saturday through Wednesday.
On Tuesday, merchandise is slashed to half-price,
and on Wednesday, prices fall to 10 cents for ev-
The books, which are all donated by the com-
munity and local businesses, are organized on
cramped tables in the warehouse headquarters
of the Friends of the Library. Part of the sale's
charm is the unlikely unions found in the dose-
knit layout. Chick lit is just a few steps away from
military history, and novels by Douglas Adams
are a stone's throw away from books written in
A man came in with two DVDs, CDs,
daughters and went to records, games,
the media section. We and magazines
had movies for 25 cents are allup for sale.
and their eyes lit up. Magazines in-
c eluding one with
They had a dollar, and a smiling Gerald
they could buy movies. Ford plastered
on the cover
fill boxes near
Ann Hemme the "Collector's
Book Sale co-chairwoman Comer." Even
can be found
here, from old staples like "Warcraft II" to the
,more obscure "Monty Python's Complete Waste
And it's all cheap.
"The sale before last, I was just wandering
trying to straighten up (the tables)," said Ann
Hemme, a book sale co-chairwoman. "A man
came in with two daughters and went to the me-
dia section. We had movies for 25 cents and their
eyes lit up. They had a dollar, and they could buy
Most prices range from 25 cents to $3, though
some of the newer releases in fiction might be a
little more expensive.
The Friends of the Library gives back to
the community that patronizes its book sales.
Proceeds from the sale go to a variety of charities
in the Gainesville area and abroad. Such pro-
grams include "Snuggle Up-and Read," which
gives nursery-school children books with their
names in them. The sale also helps to fund the
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writer's Conference,
a major conference held in Gainesville every year.
The Friends of the Library also gives out mini-
grants from $200 to $500 to nonprofit organiza-
tions that help to promote literacy.
The Friends of the Library is located at
430 N. Main St. For more information, visit
i.. .- -,.=:^..
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ing for Godot," we said that Christopher
Rovente attended the University of Bir-
mingham. In reality, he attended Biming-
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19,2006 U ALLIGATOR, 11
Girl Talk heats up venue c le nd a r
By DAVID LOW
Gregg Gillis can be seen as a superhero
By weekday he's just an average Joe
working as a biomedical engineer. But by
weekend he transforms into Girl Talk an
often-shirtless wonder wielding a laptop full
of some of the best dance songs ever.
Girl Talk takes songs from nearly all
genres of popular music and perfectly mixes
them together to create what are arguably
brand-new songs. He mixes Neutral Milk
Hotel's "Holland, 1945" with J-Kwon's
"Tipsy" all over Jefferson Airplane's
"White Rabbit" bass line. Yeah, this kind of
thing has been done before. But Gillis does
it really well.
Gillis started Girl Talk
while he was going to college
in Cleveland in 2000, but his I've got like
first taste of sampling and on hand that
mixing various flavors of mu- and put toge
sic was in high school.
"When I was 18 years old, Greg
I was in this noise-pop group, Girl
and we would do all these
avant-garde songs and sam-
ple some pop songs," Gillis
said. "That's really where I
got my start sampling songs, and when the
other group ended I knew I wanted to make
a group using other people's music."
On "Night Ripper," Girl Talk's latest re-
lease, Gillis samples more than 150 different
artists, none of which legally cleared the use
of their songs. Though all the artists were
thanked in the liner notes, Gillis obviously
runs a high risk of lawsuits.
"Gregg doesn't really want to say any-
thing about the legal stuff on the record in
case something actually does happen," said
Kasey Price, Gillis' publicity agent.
Gillis doesn't seem outwardly concerned
about the threat of legal action.
"I usually make up songs while I'm do-
ing shows, and once I have a lot of ideas
piled up I'll usually sit down and get them
down," Gillis said. "Since I've been doing so
many shows lately, I've got a lot more stuff,
and I'm hoping to put out a 20-minute thing
Gillis has been touring for a long time
nearly six years but he is still working
his day job in his hometown of Pittsburgh,
and because of that, he only does shows on
"I've played a lot of shows, but mostly in
areas up North," Gillis said. "When 'Night
Ripper' got kind of big, though, I started do-
ing more shows everywhere."
I headed out to Common Grounds last
Friday to catch Gillis in action.
Gillis' live show is like a huge dance party,
during which he commonly undresses.
Gillis stepped on stage in a three-piece
suit and dark, wraparound shades. He's got
the starving geek look, but it works.
"Hey, I'm Girl Talk," Gillis said. "This is
a really big stage, and I plan on using every
inch of it. I hope you all will
use every inch of it too."
00 samples Before the first song was
I choose from over, Gillis had already
er on the fly. taken off his suit jacket, and
the nearly 40 people onstage
Gillis were a-sweatin' hard.
Talk Gillis used most of the
skeletal framework of the
songs off of "Night Ripper,"
but added different samples
"It's really tough," Gillis said. "I've got
like 200 samples on hand that I choose from
and put together on the fly, but I know which
ones go well together and when to mesh
The show went on without a hitch, until
things got a little too hot. Gillis actually cut
his hand on his laptop and, now shirtless and
soaked in sweat,.couldn't wipe the blood off
It took three people who were dry enough
to wipe down Gillis' computer.
"I owe you a slow dance," Gillis said to a
girl who helped.
But instead, Gillis launched into a cover
of Nirvana's "Scentless Apprentice," the only
song he sang.
After taking a psycho-killer hockey mask
from someone in the crowd and performing
a stage dive, Gillis left the crowd winded,
soaked and happy.
Hippodrome Theatre, play: "Alice in Wonderland," 8p.m., $15
1982 Bar, live music: This Day and Age, Rookie of the Year, Rory, Inkwell, 7 p.m. $5
over 21, $7 under 21
Common Grounds, live music: Holopaw, SwearingAt Motorists, Funkiller, 10 p.m., $8
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, comedy: Gainesville Improv Festival, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., $6 for
students, $8 for general admission. Runs through Saturday.
Backstage Lounge, live music: Soliloquists of Sound, Glue, X:144 & SPS, Prolyphic, 10 p.m., $5
The Side Bar, live music: The Most, Alphabet City, Barnacles, 10 p.m., $5
Tim & Terry's Music & More, live music: Stevie D and The No Shows, Cara del Gato, Thunder Over
Water, the Whiskey Dicks, TIM, 10 p.m., free
The Atlantic, live music: Leslie, Towers of Hanoi, 10 p.m., $5
Common Grounds, live music: Jedi Mind Tricks, R.A. the Rugged Man, Outerspace, 10 p.m., $10
The Side Bar, live music: Morningbell plays the Talking Heads, Inuit Jargon, Umoja Orchestra, 10
UF Band Shell, live music: The String Cheese Incident, 6 p.m., free
Backstage Lounge, live music: Empty Fifth's open mike, 7 p.n., free
The Side Bar, live music: Red Elvises, Once to Blame, Chicken Luv, 7 p.m., $8
Common Grounds, live music: Teddy Geiger, William Tell, Colourslide, 8 p.m., $12
The Shamrock Irish Restaurant & Pub, live music: Ironing, Hal McGee, Mr. Natural, 10 p.m., $3
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The Gelato Company offers great food, desserts
Sfter the UF football game against
Auburn, I realized I had to eat but
definitely didn't feel like eating fast
food. After having heard about The
Gelato Company and its late losing time, I
went to check it out. I don't think I could have
gotten a better balance of value and taste for
That night, they were offering a free small
cup of gelato to customers who bought a drink
with their meal. Although they were unsure of
how long this special would run, I highly rec-
ommend you go soon to see all of what this
cozy restaurant in the heart of Gainesville's
downtown night scene has to offer.
For dinner, they have authentic paninis with an appetizing avocado cashew spread.
(Italian toasted sandwiches) on wholesome Now, I'm not a big fan of tuna salad, buf the
focaccia bread. Ranging from salmon small cup of tuna salad I received
to salami to prosciutto, the fresh Nathan Telaraja with my order was the best I have
cheese and vegetables that accom- ever tried, in part because they
pany 'their bread are really what gave me just the right amount
make this restaurant stand out from to accompany my sandwich and
the rest (especially at 2:30 a.m.). jalapeno chips.
Their nonpanini sandwiches The Gelato Company makes
stray from the traditional Italian fla- 9 their gelato Italian ice cream
vors. The "Very Berry Turkey" mixes iiL that has half the fat and calories as
dried cranberries, turkey, Swiss regular ice cream, and much more
cheese, tomato and honey mustard mayon- flavor fresh every day. There are about 30
naise. Vegetarians will appreciate the "Garden flavors to choose from.
of Eden," which combines select vegetables Their sorbettos are made with nothing but
four pounds of fruit, water and sugar. I recom-
mend the limoncello sorbetto.
You can order a cup to go or dine in, and
you can even order by the pint, quart or gal-
lon. Their gelato mousse cakes are pricey, but
it's a great way to please four to 32 people
($80 for that last option). Pretty soon they will
be offering a wine and beverage selection as
For more information regarding flavors,
custom-order cakes or any other questions, you
can check out www.thegelatocompany.com or
call (352) 373-3153. With their location at 11 SE
First Ave., they are not that far away from the
northeast comer of campus.
Caf6 Gardens has been lust across
from the UF Campus since 1976
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
wine tasting 6-8pm. Open 7
days. Lunch meetings catered.
Daily Lunch & Drink Specials -Live
Music Nightly- Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1 st Ave.
Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Hippodrome Suncenter Downtown)
Pan-Asian seafood, steaks, and
stir-fry in a relaxing upscale
atmosphere. Try our wide selection
of exotic martinis and hot teas.
Open for lunch Sun-Fn and Dinner
every night 5-10-30pm Call
371-2323 for a reservation
Fresh, wholesome, Authentic
Southeast Asian cuisine. Elegant
atmosphere, exceptional service
Equipped for group presentations,
private room available Drink
specials: Monday-Wednesday 2
for 1. 10% discount for Seniors,
UF and Shands Largest selection
of vegetarian/vegan options Deli-
cious food at reasonable prices
Serving lunch and dinner daily.
3610 SW 13th St, 376-8998
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Eat-in,
Take-out, Drive-Thru, Catering
or Tailgating. Everybody loves
David's BBQ because unlike
ordinary BBQ places, David's
cooks over a real WOOD fire!
Eat where the locals eat! Voted
#1 BBQ in Gainesvillel Approved
caterer for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm
Sunday's open at 8am. Drive Thru
'til 9:30 pm seven days! 352-
373-2002. Have David's BBQ
delivered by Gatorfood.com
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in
Gainesville. Other best of awards
include- salad, dessert, martini,
3443 W University Ave
Where eating well means eat.
ing healthy... Gainesville's best
Chinese food Now with more sizes
available with more vegetarian
options As always, generous por-
tions, fast service & super lunch/
dinner combos FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave. 372-4282
or 380-9076. Full menu and spe-
cials@ GoldenBuddhaSpecial com
New Wok 88
Just 4 1/2 Blocks from campus
and $4 1/2 bucks for lunch Lunch
specials include rice and soda and
run until 3pm Dinner combos come
with eggroll and chicken, shrimp,
beef, pork, or tofu in a sauce of
your choice. Now serving pad
thai and tempeh. Over 100 dishes
available. Healthy food options,
friendly service, and free student
delivery. Open 7 days.
Call 336-6566 for delivery or pick
up. 421 NW 13 ST
(next to El India on N 13 ST)
Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
be a stop on everyone's list Deja
Brew serves the finest coffee in
town Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more
All served to you by a friendly and
knowledgeable staff. Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a week,
so you will have plenty of time to
enjoy your favorite drinks. Hope to
see you there! 1412 W. University
Ave in the Target Copy Building.
Restaurant & Internet Cafe 2409
SW 13th St, 336-4125 Serving
Gainesville's best Cuban food
since 2003, Virtually Cuban
serves all the Cuban Classics.
Ropa Vieja, Chicken & Yellow
rice, Picadillo, Chicken Fricase &
Palomilla Steaks to name a few
are served up with your favorite
sides like sweet plantains, black
beans, yuca, and a few other
We also offer a variety of
sandwiches pressed & hot on
fresh Cuban bread, assorted
pastries, Cuban coffee and
appetizers. So if you love Cuban
food or are missing home, you
have to try Virtually Cubani Your
Grandmother ain't got nothing'
on usi MonSat lam-6pm
Grapevine Deli, Inc.
The Grapevine Deli hired skilled
& licensed sandwich doctors to
diagose, cure and heal all
appetites We have fresh bread
delivered everyday for an ar-
ray of meat options on subs,
sandwiches, & wraps. We also
offer homemade chicken, tuna &
egg salads. One of our many fine
products is Boar's Head, the one
and only meat and cheese for
our sandwiches & party platters.
Along with our greal sandwiches,
-we offer a variety of world cof-
fees and Italian espresso drinks.
Bring your lap top & use
We are located kitty corner to
the Market Street Pub in the new
parking garage. Open Mon-Wed
7AM-5:30PM, Thurs & Fri 7AM-
5:30PM & 9PM-2AM & Sat 5:
Home of the Foot Long Gator Dawg
served on our New England hot
dog roll. Or choose your favorite
Dawg: we serve Chili Dawgs, New
York Dawgs, Slaw Dawgs, Sausage
Dawgs, Chicago Dawgs. Delicious
deli sandwiches served on our Kai-
ser rolls full of your choice of meat
and toppings. 1023 W University
SMildred's Big City Food
SBest of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake, cheese-
cake over 20 handmade des-
3445 W. University Ave.
j Fresh Food
Mildred's Big City Food
Meals made from scratch with
organic local produce, fresh meats
& seafood, daily baked breads
& desserts by Gainesville's most
awarded chef. Consistently voted
best chef, menu, salad, seafood,
martini, wine list, wine bar, desert &
service. 3445 W. University Ave.
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and salads.
We make 20-25 flavors fresh
daily, ensuring the utmost
freshness and wide variety.
Come check us out in downtown
Gainesville next to Harry's.
Open: Mon-Wed 10am-12am,
Thurs-Sat 1 Oam-3am, Sun 1 Oam-1 Opm
Serving gourmet pastas,
California pizzas, fresh fish,
steak, chops, salads, and
desserts. Live jazz 7:30pm
Monday and Thursday. Sunday
brunch 10:30am featuring
international brunch buffet with
never-ending mimosas starting at
1:00pm. Open 5-11 pm Mon.-
Saturday. Sunday Brunch 10:
30am, Dinner 4-11 pm. Call
378-2001 for reservations or
carry-out. Or visit our website at
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge A landmark since
ms 1980 Serving lunch & dinner in
our glass atrium or dine by our
fireplace Famous for our award.
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros. Large Mediterranean
menu. Drink specials daily. Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Saturday night belly dancing
performances Call for details.
mon ues 1 Iam- 10pm
wed fri I1 am- midnight
sat I1 am- midnight
Closed Sunday 378-5179
1120 university ave. Next to
Bank of America.
Marble Slab Creamery
Best ice cream in town! We
have non-fat yogurts, smoothies,
shakes, ice cream cakes, and
other ice cream specialties Mon -
Thurs 12.5pm buy one, get one
50'% off (original size only). Visit
us at 3420 SW Archer rd, next to
Blockbuster in Butler Plaza. 352.
the independent florida
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 13
Green Plantains serves unique Asian-Latino cuisine
- /ow that we're a few months into the
% school year, have you guys gotten
tired of pizza and ramen yet? Yeah,
I see you nodding your heads. I'm
sure you're pining for something original,
Fear not, my fellow hungry students: I've
done the hard work for you.
One day, I drove by the Green Plantains
Restaurant in the plaza on the corer of
Williston Road and 34th Street. Thinking it
was a salad restaurant, I figured I could order
a chicken salad and hope the meat would gets to try some of the food that has been en-
satisfy my craving. joyed by so many up north.
But I was wrong. Inside, I dis- The restaurant effortlessly
covered one of the most original Ken Peng blends Latin, Caribbean and
and delicious new restaurants in Asian notes to create some of
Gainesville. the most unique flavors I've ever
Although it isn't exactly tasted. Its Latino twist on conven-
pioneering, Green Plantains is tional Asian dishes like lo mein
Gainesville's first Asian-Latino res- a and- fried rice really make this
taurant. You heard me right. The l M. restaurant a gem.
cuisine has been popular in the The menu offers a plethora of
Bronx for many years, and now Gainesville delicious choices, including mojito grilled
chicken, churrasco steak, ropa vieja, mofon-
go and bourbon boneless ribs. You can even
get a combo with any of these Latin favorites
... served in a bento box.
The prices aren't bad, either. Only a hand-
ful of the dishes cost more than $10, and the
portions are generous. What more can you
ask for than original 'and delicious food,
served quickly and cheaply?
It's very bad when I find a great restaurant'
like this. I think all those amazing tostones
are going to usher in my imminent death.
the guide to
We offer delicious, low-fat yogurt,
cakes, smoothies, and ice cream
of many varieties1 Come try our
new frappe chillert Visit us at
one of our 3 locations: 3102 SW
34th St., 1039 NW 76th Blvd,
2441 NW 43rd St
Look for our new location on
Archer Rd. this Fall! 3830 W.
Newberry Rd. Suite 15 Royal
Park Plaza (next to Gator's
Dockside) Enjoy sushi, rice bowls,
noodle bowls, and bento boxes
Try our Boba tea with over 30
different flavors. First in Gaines-
ville in a trendy, hip atmosphere
Open everyday 1 aml10 30pm
Carry-out or dine-in. Check out
our menu at Gatorfood com
Known for tasty food and great
prices, we are proud to serve
the best cubans and ropa vieja
around. Open ill 2:30am W 5;
Located right downtown across
Latin Village Cafe
We guarantee the best value
meal for your dollar Now serving
mexican and caribbean goodies
BEST CUBAN SANDWICH in town
Only rest. to offer 'La Tripleta"
sandwich. We also serve palomilla;
ropa vieja; roast pork, spare ribs:
asopao; genuine "MOFONGO"
etc Lunch starts at S4.25, fish or
shrimp S7 95, combination platter
falitas S9.95. Call for more details,
335.6579 We will fax you a
La Fortuna Latin Market
There's a new Latin store &
restaurant in iowni Come taste the
unique Laf;n American dishes and
purchase your Latin groceries at
the same time Enjoy our daily hot
Latin menu and try different cuisines
from a different Latin country every
Saturday 125 NW 23 Ave Suite
#9 We also have Ria Envia (money
transfers) and notary services
101 1 W University Ave. 11-
10 Mon-Sun 336-5323. We
have the best Falafel, Tabouli,
Hummus, Babo, Grape Leaves
& Gyros-beef or chicken. Fresh
smoothie bar & Baklava. Pita
Bread Bakery at 2401 SW 13th
ST., 372-4995 We sell hookahs,
parts, charcoals, fine tobacco and
Burrito Brothers Taco
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
made to order, made from
scratch Mexican food Serving
Gainesville for 30 years. 1402
West Uniersity Avenue behind
the Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days, 11AM lo 10PM
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Gaines.
ville Loved by Gators past and
present Best homemade salsa in
town Open 7 days a week for
lunch and dinner 1723 SW 13th
St Take out and catering avail.
able Call 376-6989
Take a trip to
Smellowmushroom.com Sincl i
1974, we've been dishinglout I
high quality ingredients in all of
our specialty pizzas, monumental
hoagies, and scrumptious salads
And yes, we deliver. Dom Buck-
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S our $5.95 Munch Special. 1209%
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Fresh fruit smoothies, high protein
smoothies, even custom design
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Having diiculty committing? Let
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Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
prepared with all natural
ingredients. Organic food,
smoothies and juices, Amex/
Visa/ATM 1Oam-9pm. 505 NW
Delicious traditional Vietnam-
ese cuisine with popular Asian
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Enjoy great food at great prices.
Big new room! Family owned
restaurant. Next to Holiday Inn
downtown. Dine in or take out.
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9,30pm, Sun
1228 W. Univ. Ave.
14, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Guarding halts freedom
T here is a common trend
among men in relationships
- to attempt to "guard" their
girlfriends from the outside world.
This act is then misinterpreted in the
male mind as "chivalrous."
Wrong. It's pathetic. Just stop and
think about it for a second.
Boyfriends go to great lengths to
keep their partner away from
parties where they might Todd P
have "toju much fun," away
from other guys they might
be attracted to, away from
their girlfriends who might
plant promiscuous ideas in
their mind, away from study
abroad and other opportuni-
ties that will cause separation even
at their partner's expense. When they
do allow them to go to a party no-
tice I say "allow" here, as if anyone
has jurisdiction over anyone else's life
- they expect them to wear a sweat
suit and a hairnet.
I've watched friends bulldoze
countless relationships based on un-
founded jealousy. The solution? Let
down your guards.
Let the relationship take its course
and you'll save both you and your
partner valuable time. Think about it.
If the object of your love is out looking
for other love, your relationship isn't
working! Anyway, why would you
want it to work with someone who
doesn't want you? If it's
rtnowitz love, they'll want to be with
you, rest assured.
Telling your lover not to
go to a party or a friend's
place or an event just be-
cause you can't be there to
supervise is like saying,
"I suck so much that if she
sees someone else, she's going to leave
me for them." This is a degradation of
the self as well as a display of disre-
spect to your partner's free will.
I only use guys as an example here
because it's more common, but there
are girls just as guilty. Quit standing
Love should be an expansion of the
soul, not the cramming of it into the
dimensions of one selfish mind.
Improv fest ad-libs humor
By JOE HUNTER
Avenue Staff Writer
Tired of trite, scripted humor?
The Gainesville Improv Festival is your
The festival, which celebrates impro-
visational and sketch comedy, began
Wednesday night and runs
through Sunday. It features a
total of 22 local and national I'll tease
acts divided into blocks of we have
seven performances. two big na
"I'll tease you by saying we C
have already booked two big
national acts from Chicago," Sky
said Gainesville Improv Gainesvill
Festival co-producer Skyler co
Stone in a press release. "But
mum's the word after that."
The performances kicked off at 1982
Bar Wednesday night and will continue
today through Saturday at the Acrosstown
The Gainesville Improv Festival's mis-
sion is to coalesce the Gainesville improvi-
station scene with the national scene.
"The Gainesville Improv Festival is a top-
rate festival, with tons of charm in a great
environment," said David Christopher,
executive producer of the Miami Improv
Each performance will feature both an 8
p.m. and a 10 p.m. showing.
Prices for the Thursday
show are $6 for students
'ou by saying and $8 for the general
ready booked public. For the Friday and
onal acts from Saturday shows, the prices
are $8 for students and $10
icago. for the public.
er Stone The festival will also be
Improv Festival holding workshops from
producer 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday,
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, and from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m. Sunday. Prices range from $30 to
$75, depending on the workshop.
For more information, including a full
list and schedule of acts and clinicians
for the performances and workshops,
go to www.gainesvilleimprov.com or
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 15
The Draft marks new start for Gainesville band
By SHEM FLEENOR
Imagine putting your heart and soul into
a relationship for more than a decade. You
spend countless hours bonding, merging your
souls together. Then one day your partner
Bassist Jason Black, front man and guitarist
Chris Wollard, and drummer George Rebolo
were forced to find themselves after their
journey of more than 10 years when the now-
defunct Hot Water Music ended.
The trio followed their hearts from
Gainesville to Baltimore and rekindled their
relationship with their longtime producer
Brian McTeman. He helped them find a new
sound under the new band name The Draft.
On their early recordings, they worked
with Brian Baker, who made his bones in leg-
endary punk rock bands such as Minor Threat,
Dag Nasty and Bad Religion.
The eventual addition of guitarist Todd
Rockhill, formerly of the band Discount,
marked a change in the band's new identity.
Discount toured Europe with Hot Water
Music in 1999. The experience helped Rockhill
build chemistry with the Gainesville boys
- chemistry which lent itself to The Draft's
new album, "In a Million Pieces."
The title of the album is' appropriate be-
cause it is indeed a smash.
With Rockhill firmly in place, The Draft
wasted no time honing its new and improved
"I've seen The Draft live a We're no
couple of times, and I honestly artists wh
like what they're doing even a business
better than I liked Hot Water
Music," said Borealis front man goes again
James Austin. as artist
Though the praise was Jaso
warmly received, The Draft The Dr
was just trying to be the best it
"Our main goal was to make this record
as good as possible, at least within the realm
of possibilities," Black said. "That's really all
I think anyone can hope for. Aside from that
we also wanted to flesh out our own identity
as a new band. That's obviously going to take
more than one record, but we feel like we're
well on our way. We're definitely happy with
the new album, which is what matters most
The Draft is signed to the most recogniz-
able punk and hardcore label on the market;
As a result, many people label the quartet as
a punk or post-hardcore band. But what punk
band employs the sound of a xylophone?
The sound of "In a Million Pieces" is all
over the map, eclectic and
the type of thought-provoking.
would make It also rocks.
decision that The band knew that rede-
t we se fining its sound and changing
what we see its name had the potential to
c integrity. open it to harsh criticism
Black and even the loss of fans, but
Ft bassist its members followed their
hearts a fact never more
evident than in the melodic
anthem "Alive or Dead."
"We're not the type of artists who would
make a business decision that goes against
what we see as artistic integrity," Black said.
Three-fourths of The Draft is very much a
reflection of the local culture.
"I think Gainesville had a much larger effect
on me when I was younger," Black said. "I'm
sure it's still bleeding through into the things
we write today, but so much of what I listen to
today has very little to do with here, or even
punk rock. It's pretty hard to peg down what
exactly is influencing me these days. That said,
Gainesville is home, and home has a pretty big
effect on everything a person does."
The band is currently touring the West
Coast. After that, it's heading to Europe,
stopping in places like Paris; Madrid, Spain;
Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany.
"We'll probably be doing some East Coast
shows later on this year, but probably nothing
in Florida," Black explained. "It doesn't make
much sense to us to prolong the tour by a
couple of days to play spots two hours from
your house, you know?"
Gainesville residents wanting to check out
The Draft need to look no further than their
Last week, the quartet was featured on
MySpace.com along with TV on the Radio
and DJ Shadow.
Black is proud as a pig in slop with each
song on the album. He seems to find solace in
what may be his greatest artistic achievement.
He was admittedly scared when the de-
cade-long commitment with Hot Water Music
ended. But now it's clear that all things hap-
pen for a reason.
That reason is "In A Million Little Pieces."
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Westside Park area, quiet. No pets,
$990/MO, 1st, last, sec. Available 11/1
1525 NW 34 PI. Gainesville, FL. 32605
3/2 w/ beautiful fenced in yard. Bathrooms
newly redone. Nice large kitchen. Nice
hardwood firs. throughout. W/D. Covered
carport. $1000/mo. John 786-797-9783.
Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec 1st near
campus in quiet residentail area. Great for
young prof/grad student. No pets. Email
email@example.com for pictures and more
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
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1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 10-19-1-2
NEAR CAMPUS 1013 SW 4th Ave. 4BR/
2BA, 2 story. Gorgeous large home. W/D,
new H A/C, hardwood floors & walls. Many
more features $2120/mo + util. Call Bob 275-
1259; firstname.lastname@example.org 11-22-24-2
TWO AND THREE BRS APTS NOW
AVAILABLE. Lg Caps. SW location. 10 mins
from Oaks Mall and Archer Road, Butler
Plaza. Central heat and A/C, some have
private backyards. Rents from $510-$650
plus sec dep. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
1/1 nov or sooner $680 p/mnth no fees w/d
pool sauna hot tub huge fitness cntr free
aerobics classes free tanning walk-in closet
can furnished pet ok 327-1312 10-25-10-3
Avail ASAP! 1BR in 3BR, female only. Royal
Village, 3 biks to UF! $460/mo all util incl.
Clean & close, DW & W/D in unit. Katie
One or both bedrooms available beginning
Jan 1st in fully furnished, all inclusive 2BR/
2BA apt in Gainesville Place. $599/per room
but willing to negotiate. Call (305) 742-1564
or email email@example.com for more info. 10-
Only minutes from UF
for $510 a month
Call Christine 407-697-7177 10-20-5-3
Roommate needed for 3 BR apt
Available now until next fall. 727-324-7647
Private 1 BR/1BA @ THE WOODS APT.
Lease thru 1/31/07 @ $500/mo.
Call Scott @ 352-455-6629
Available October 26th. 10-30-10-3
1BR/1 BA Apt Jan 2007 $524/mo
2 blocks to Shands/campus
DW, fitness center, pets ok
at Country Gardens Apts.
Call Robyn 352-283-0962 10-24-5-3
1BR/1BA wWD hookup, screened porch & .
Very nice community. Available Dec 1. 813-
5 | Subleases
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
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
2 females needed in a large 4BR Victorian
style house in Duckpond area. $500/MO.
Dogs allowed. Non-smokers. Nice neighbor-
hood. Internet, cable TV. Call 352-745-2939
All-inclusive living; dishwasher, full washer/
dryer, pool. Immediate move-in. 352-373-
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
I NEED A ROOMMATE!!
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA
furnished townhouse. Next to pool Close to
Oaks Mall. $500/mo includes cable, internet,
and utilities-up to $100. Call 386,795-4360
ROOMMATE WANTED FOR 3BR/2BA
HOUSE. 2 miles from UF. $430/mo (ev-
erything included). Call Amy 352-219-5780
WALK TO UF & DOWNTOWN
Live in 4BR house w/porch & yard. 2BR
avail. Call 561-706-8041 10-27-10-4
3 non-smoking females looking for fourth in
4BR/4BA @ Cabana Beach. Great pool side
view. All amenities included. $525/mo nego-
tiable 352-262-6513 10-24-10-4
Roommate wanted to share furnished
4BR home in NW. 1.5 MI to UF.
$450/MO includes all utilities. Non-smoker.
No pets. Available 12/1 Call 352-284-0771
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cablewHBO/SHO 954-483-4597 10-24-5-4
LARGE ROOMS. NICE HOME
Wood floors, fireplace, W/D. Room $400 or
$450 w/own bath. Quiet neighborhood. 106
SE 71st Terr. Call 352-316-1637 10-31-10-4.
NS, F wanted to share 2/2 condo in quiet
SE area (Treehouse Village) on bus line. 2
pools & fitness center. Newly remodeled &
furn (except BR) W/D. Avail 12/1. $430/mo +
1/2 utils + dep. 321-266-7069, 321*iE5-4475
Great SW location, 4BR/2.5BA. Now avail-
able for two more female roommates.
Modern kitchen, Ig living area, nice front and
rear yards with deck. W/D, new A/C, $330
plus sec. dep. Call Megan 813-610-7698 or
Karl at 332-5030 11-2-10-4
Continued on next page.
18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
2/1.5 NICE CASABLANCA EAST TWNHSE
needs NS female. No pets please. $350/
mo + 1/2 utils. Negotiable move-in date.
firstname.lastname@example.org 562-1901 10-25-5-4
ROOMMATE NEEDED female seeking
same for 2BR/2BA smoke-free home near
UF. Game room, laundry room, deck, patio,
cable w/wireless internet. BR not furn. $390/
mo + split utils. 226-5220 10-25-5-4
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gaq.couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly
$370/mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-3561
8l 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.
_'.._ C k;o ,".- 3Ye
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting'in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
OCTOBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900
(as is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Friday (10/6)
from 2-4:00, or Sat (10/7) & Sun (10/8) from
10-1:00. Contact Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498
or Steve Clark 352.328.8311at Coldwell
Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375
Magnotii 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
)j ll Real Estate
,Ca I i .
Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Caaabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 11-3-55-5
I l ,: ~J T ', i 1 [ l_ ( .1 1 l l l ,l
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 V bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
**0005 MIN TO UFOO***
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, email@example.com
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
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.
For Sale-1993 MOBILE HOME
2BR/2BA, W/D, fridge, large deck, shed,
small pets allowed. $14,500. 321-750-3598
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
8 1 Real Estate
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can' deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size.
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver'
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $430 P352) 264-9799
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
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br: New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
*BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"*
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty, Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352 333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
OBeds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
Nice entertainment center, large $75 *
full size bed $50 electric vibrating recliner
$75 record collection over 500 LPs $95 *
portable sewing machine $40 lawn mower
$50. Call 335-5326 10-20-11-6
SOFA, LOVESEAT, CHAIR & OTTOMAN.
Great shape. $1200. Call day 333-6544; eve
372-6417; cell 494-6918 10-19-5-6
*1 Computers 3
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
V tpA+ a -ompuFtEr IGeh
Computer Help! Now!
U l Computers I
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dqrm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
352.2119.2980 0 ..d..m.
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7,
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
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.
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)
a l For Sale 3
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
Available from Commercial News Providers"
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 19
*** 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
00000* PS2 0000**
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
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
OOOO** 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.
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
ARE UNDER WAY
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/online/
Buick Century St Wagon 96, Prismacolor
marker set $32, Epsom stylus print/scan
$96, TV & video $50, office chair $50, comp
desk/hutch, wheels 5'h $95, fan 3'5"h $23,
microwave $14 386-462-3071 10-20-10-10
David's Bridal Wedding dress for sale $325.
Strapless, full length, white/red, size ten.
Comes with veil, slip and bra. Excellent
condition. Call M Nilsson 352-219-6992 if
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplusl
M I Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
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
.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
I -E l Motorcycles, Mopeds) M
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
SCall Ray 352-284-8619
Available from Commercial News Providers"
I I I I
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS e LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Mercedes 300c $2999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
92 Honda Accord EX $1999 12-6-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
96 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
91 Ged Metro $1499 352-338-1999
87 Volvo Sedan $2999
90 Audi Sedan $2999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999 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."
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
repairsLStop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
***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.
SCOOTER 50cc. 2004 4 cycle, 2 passenger,
disc brakes, super clean. Like new condition.
Barely used. Runs absolutely perfect. Only
150 mi. Goes 35-40 mph. Only $850. Call
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
SADIE DARNELL4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
95 Honda Del Sol Convertable.
Excellent shape. Automatic. 70,000 miles
$5,500 Call 372-2548 10-23-10-12
2005 SCION XA RS1, 5 SPEED RED, PWR
ROOF, # 197 OF 1550 MADE IN USA.
VERY RARE. 14,500 MILES. FACTORY
WARRANTY, BEAUTIFUL CAR. CELL: 717-
468-7460. $13,900 NEG. 10-20-5-12
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
NO PROBLEM. We finance & put you in
the car you want. Come to Gatormax at
12526 SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call
us at 352-495-9500 12-6-36-12
NEED A NEWER VEHICLE?
I can help. Call me, Larry Brasington, at
372-0313, Tomlinson Motors or visit website:
www.tomlinsonmotorco.com then call Larry
at 372-0313 11-2-15-12
2004 HONDA CIVIC AUTO COUP
25k, exc, blk, am/fm, ac, just serviced, move
forces sale, $14,750. 472-1797' 10-20-5-12
HONDA PRELUDE. 94
Good shape, new clutch, CD,
$2500 OBO. 352-373-3818 10-23-5-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
$50 MINIMUM DONATION
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
1988 JAGUAR XJ6
Black w/tan leather int, a beautiful classic,
low miles, well maintained, fully loaded
w/new upgrades, runs perfect, $2800/OBO.
Cell 727-417-3554 10-24-5-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
SMust 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 10-30-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
WANT TO BUY
Top prices paid for US gold, silver & col-
lectible coins. Also old currency & estate
coin collections. 352-359-3591 or 359-3592-
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
m i Help Wanted 3
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
-Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for'various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ 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-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any ofthe 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
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
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
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.
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.
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E ll Help Wanted
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Exira $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
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
Sales & Leasing Agent
Bonuses, great team. PT schedule incl Sat
req. Fax resume, cover & avail schedule
to 376-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*** SOCCER COACHESO9O
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
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
Find a Job. Get Great Deals.
Movies, Games, & More.
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-
Potential earnings between $14-$201hrl
Make your own schedule. Fun environment,
great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
Family looking for a housekeeper. Mon-
Fri, full time $6.75/hr. For more info or to
schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
OCT& NOV OPENINGS
We want to start 30 people:
All majors welcome. Sales/service, PT/FT.
Conditions apply. 352-372-6697
Private dance co. Great for students, great
pay; 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 SW13th St. 11-30-40-14
HELPEfKWANTED 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
$6.50-$7/hr + incentives Call Sandy's
Consignment Boutique 372-1226 10-24-
) ll Help Wanted
Six jobs available in Gainesville NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency 376-5008
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-
NATIONAL CALL CENTER is looking for
customer service representatives hiring all
shifts available. Apply within: 1830 NE 2nd
Ave: or email:firstname.lastname@example.org must
be able to 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 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
Now hiring, part time & full time crew & man-
agers. Apply in person @ 3400 SW 34th St.
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!
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 email@example.com 10-24-10-14
Rapidly growing and innovative internet
company seeks technical writers and
data gatherers. Come and join our cutting
edge research team! Send resumes to
FT Salary + Commission
Fax resume to 352-374-7293
Up to $8/hr depending on exp. Needs to be
motivated w/desire to advance. No calls, ap-
ply in person 65 S. Main (Next to Bar One)
ee*SUBWAY OAKS MALL**.
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries No grease
traps. Call 305-773-3592 11-9-21-14
Pro video producer now needs M/F talent
for events, ads & commercials. All welcome
PERSON NEEDED FOR
1 day per week for 3 hours. $8/hr. Close to
UF. Call 352-213-3943 10-19-5-14
Full time, 8:30-6:15, M-F. Non-smoker, tre-
ansporation req'd. Great pay. References
and exp a must. Call 352-284-0998 to apply.
COMFORT INN WEST
Now hiring PT night audit. Please apply in
person at 3440 SW 40th Blvd. 10-19-5-14
UF Alpha-1 Research Lab seeks PT (20hrs/
wk) OPS assistant for clerical & admin sup-
port work within our DNA & Tissue Bank
program. Previous computer/office work exp
pref. Starting pay $8-12/hr. Email resume:
9-1-1 Operator Trainee
Full time, 24/7 Shift Work, HS/GED,
18+yrs of age, type 35 cwpm &
successfully complete Criticall exam and
background investigation with drug test
and polygraph. A trainee position
involving attendance to a
Telecommunicator Trainee Academy for
the purpose of becoming a full-time
Telecommunicator 911 Operator.
Starting Salary: $10.00/hrly while in
training. $11+/hr upon successful
completion oftraining. State retirement;
health, dental plans, educational
Deadline: Open Until Filled
2621 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
$5842 FREE cash grants. Never Repay!
FREE grant money For School, Housing,
Business, Real Estate. For listings 1-800-
509-6956 extension 802 10-20-5-14
Female companion needed to care for 23
yr old female disabled person on Sats &
Suns, 3-8:30pm. -Duties include assistance
w/toileting, laundry, reading, computer work
& community outings. Applicants must be in
good physical condition, have reliable trans-
portation & cell phone. Excellent working
conditions in new luxury home. $10/hr. UF
student pref. Call Jerry Marquez 377-1306
Babysitter needed for afternoons, 15-20
hrs/wk. Reliable transportation a MUST.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent living skills trainer/recreational
therapist/aide PT. Provide basic indep living
skills ed to disabled clients. Conduct needs-
assessment, provide instruction on using
public trans. Flex hrs. Fax/email to William
Kennedy: email@example.com, fax 378-5582
PERFECT PT JOB
Evening sales rep, no exp. necessary.
$7-10/hr gtd. paid training, paid weekly,
Flexible schedule 352-377-2573
COFFEE ENTREPRENEUR WANTED
Busy hospital espresso kiosk seeks appre-
ciator of great coffee. Train to learn the busi-
ness of Specialty Coffee. Customer service
experience desired; Retail/Food Service
experience helpful; Entrepreneurial desire a
plus. Location near Oaks Mall, Thur & Fri
AM's & some weekends to train.
Email experience & references with
names, dates, details, and contact info to:
Meticulous cleaner and organizer for small
home and office. Excellent references 332-
5297. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
E l Help Wanted
Tuition and books cost you an arm & a leg?
Can't afford to put gas in your car?
WE'VE GOT THE ANSWER TO YOUR
Part time and full time telephone sales posi-
tions available immediately! Positions pay
hourly wages PLUS commission. Flexible
day and night time hours available.
Send resume to
Find more information at
www.TutorGator.com Now registering tu-
tors. No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. UF, Santa Fe courses and others.
Offer review sessions, salsa dancing, etc.
Respond to course requests online.
for elderly female, minimal care. Flexible part
time. SW of Gainesville. References and ex-
perience required. 332-5297 E-mail resume
to email@example.com 10-23-5-14
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
(AGTC), a development-stage biotech com-
pany dedicated to developing novel gene
therapies for the treatment of acquired and
inherited genetic diseases, is seeking a
full-time Research Associate. The success-
ful candidate will be responsible for genetic
modification of replication defective herpes
simplex virus type 1 (rHSV-1) used as a help-
er for the production of therapeutic recombi-
nant adeno-associate virus (rAAV), producer
cell line construction and characterization,
development and qualification of assays in
supporting the preclinical development of
AAV-based gene therapy products, as well
as preparation of technology transfer reports,
SOPs, and other summary documents.
BS or MS degree or equivalent in
Biological Sciences is required, in conjunc-
tion with a minimum of three years of proven
experience in molecular cloning, mammalian
cell culture, and PCR-based assay develop-
Sound technical background in design,
implementation, and qualification of assays.
Working experience in RNA analysis, and
adeno-associate virus (AAV) production and
purification is a plus.
Highly motivated, self-starter able to work
with minimum supervision on multiple tasks
within the context of a face-paced, multi-dis-
AGTC offers competitive salaries based on
experience, with a full range of benefits.
.EOE. AGTC maintains a drug free work-
place. Please send CV or resume to: Dr.
Guo-jie Ye, Applied Genetic Technologies
Corporation, 13706 Innovation Dr., room
109, Alachua, FL 32615; via facsimile (386)
386-462-7396, Attn. Dr. Guo-jie Ye, AGTC; or
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org 10-24-5-14
Some experience needed. Apply in person
only @ The Sovereign, 12 SE 2nd Ave after
2pm, Service Entrance. 10-20-3-14
RECEPTIONIST FOR MEDICAL SPA
$8/hr plus commission and treatments. Part
time up to 24/hr per week. Call 352-371-8337
Looking for enthusiastic person w/great
customer service! No exp necessary. Apply:
Dragonfly Rolls 'N Bowls
Quick casual restaurant now hiring ambi-
tious, energetic, friendly, and reliable
team members for cashier & prep cook
positions, PT & FT. Apply in person at 3117
SW 34th St. #1, University Towne Center
(next to Carabbas). Nd calls please. 10-
I ll Help Wanted
now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th PI anytime after 2pm..11-
Bright enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building,
call 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
!locey/smokers.mht for more info.
HOPE-HOrses helping PEople
seeks horse-exp Asst Farm Mgr; housing
for individual and 1 horse provided. Visit
Horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 10-25-
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645 11-17-21-14
SERVERS & DISHWASHERS
Wanted. Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse
- 1624 SW 13th St. No phone calls. Apply
within between 2-4pm. 10-25-5-14
YAMATO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
Now hiring SERVERS. Apply in person @
526 NW 60th Street. 332-4466 10-25-5-14
* | Services
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
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.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instrac-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15
* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
* Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English *
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
Specializing in African-American hair.
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
Healthy hair specialist. Call Tamesha or Pat
377-0026 or 514-3086. 5 SE 12th St.
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Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
$45 (5th wax FREE)
Attractions Spa & Tan
352-375-3145 0 352-376-6008
Do you need to RENT SPEAKERS? Maybed
MICS for your organization? Having a
BANQUET, PARTY OR MEETING? Call
S.S.P. 352-281-2290 or visit www.soundsys
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FREE TRIAL. ANY LEVEL.
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www.TutorGator.com Now open for stu-
dents. Search tutors for ALL UF and Santa
Fe courses for free! Get help: exam reviews,
problem solving sessions, computer pro-
gramming, salsa dancing,etc! 11-14-20-15
*I1 Health Services
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
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IV Sedation, Student Discount
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
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A warm, caring, loving, financially secure,
happily married couple long to share their
love with your child. Stay at home mom &
prof dad promise a happy & secure future.
Expenses paid. Call our attorney, Stan
Brenner, BAR #260101. Confidential.
THIS VITAMIN IS FORMULATED
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Go to www.dontforgettotakeyourvitamins.co
Since 2000. Student Special $40.
MA30418; MM11430. Call 318-0645
MB Typing Services
SAME DAY SERVICE: transciption, typing,
apps. Desktop pub: brochures, newsletters,
flyers, ads, logos. Resume service 17 yrs
exp. 24 hr turnaround. Connie 271-2677.
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUYHOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 12-6-72-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
with our height increasing insoles. Fits in
most shoes. http://americaninsoles.com
When you're stuck out in Oz
and you need cash to get home,
click your heels three times
and think of Best Jewelry and Loan.
323 NW 3rd Ave. Call 371-4367 Now!
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Want to run a live game? For $50/day you
get a felt poker table, set of chips, chairs &
deck. For more info call 352-283-2835 10-
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Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love
Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 12-6-72-19
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IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!
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Enter to win & get a sweet deal at:
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Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
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Call for the best group rates!
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Travel with STS to this year's top 10
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guaranteed! Highest rep commissions. Visit
www.ststravel.com or call 1-800-648-4849.
Great group discounts. ARC Exempt. 10-
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TICKETS FOR SALE
4 tickets to FL/FSU game. Section 28, Rows
43 & 45. Easy access to food/restrooms.
Asking $120Q/OBO. Cash only. Phone 352-
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Depart: Th & Fr 2:00 & 4:30PM/reverse
$40 r/t Mia-FtL/Pomp-WPB-FtP.
and Beaches 5 daily trips.
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* Pets 1
Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your
roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets
or pet products here in the Pets section of
Female purebred bom 2/20/06
Brown on brown. Up to 6 or 7 pounds.
(2I Lost & Found
FOUND: YOUNG, MALE DOG
Black w/light brown markings mix w/
Doberman? in Tanglewood Village Apts. on
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Oct 13th. Call Geography Dept 392-0494 to
***Cruises, Honeymoons, Packages***
Local travel agency offers cruise specials,
resorts, guided excursions for everyone.
Gator Country Travel (just off campus) 373-
1992 FL Seller of Travel Reg. NB. ST-36232
LOYAL GATOR FAN NEEDS
Sell your tickets
Top dollar paid. 352-871-5027. 12-1-74-22
Tix wanted Paying $100&up
Local pick-up, cash. 1-877-596-1234
WANTED UF vs GA TIX
Will pay top dollar. Jax buisness seeking
large quantity of tickets. Call Sharon or Kathi
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Monster-dunk highlights Powell's career
HOOPS, from page 24
little party, and she walked in on the party.
She tried to really whoop all of us, including
our friends. And our friends were running
out of the house all scared. It was just real
A couple of years later, he would be part
of a different team at Mitchell High, where
he became the all-time leader in three-
pointers, hinting 12 in one game alone.
But the 6-foot-3 guard lists slamming
on a 6-foot-9 forward as his biggest ac-
"My greatest accomplishment was
dunking on Jarvis Varnado (now at
Mississippi State)," he said. "I was on a
fast break and he tried to take a charge in
the middle of the lane, and I stepped on
his chest like Vince Carter and hung on the
rim. And I got a tech, but my coach really
didn't care because it was a magnificent
Powell has yet to make that happen
against 6-foot-ll Joakim Noah.
"I tried to, but he just got me," Powell
said. "But I haven't gotten a chance just
to really catch him, but when I do it, I'm
gonna tell you about it."
While Powell continues to plot his
next move against Noah, UF coach Billy
Donovan is doing some plotting of his
Scout.com lists Powell as a versatile
player able to knock down the three but
also finish strong to the basket.
"[Powell] has the ability, ath-
leticism and toughness to be that
type of defender for us. He gives
us a lot of athleticism and length
on the backcourt."
UF men's basketball coach
Donovan is more impressed with
Powell's defensive capabilities.
"He could end up being a real lock-
down defender for us on the perimeter,"
Donovan said. "He has the ability, ath-
leticism and toughness to be that type of
defender for us. He gives us a lot of athleti-
cism and length on the backcourt."
Powell said the most appealing aspect
of UF's program was the prospect of play-
ing for Donovan.
"Coach Donovan [is] a coach that will
not let you fail," Powell said. "He will
push you and get all he can out of you."
Coach confident in freshman duo
TENNIS, from page 24
and pushed Miami junior Audra
Cohen (ranked No. 1) 6-4, 6-3 in the
"Diana making the quarterfinals
with two good wins was pretty good
considering the lack of preparation,"
Thomqvist said. "Competing against
Audra Cohen despite not being able to
practice is pretty good."
A UF player to watch is freshman
Megan Alexander. The South Regional
Championships is Alexander's first
event since nearly defeating Cohen in
the Gator Fall Classic last month. The
freshman is excited to finally be back
on the court after the long layoff and
wouldn't mind seeing Miami's star
"I'd love to see Audra again,"
Alexander said. "Hopefully, I can get
back in there and get into a groove by
the next time I see her. I just love play-
ing in tournaments; I love the competi-
Thomqvist foresees big things
for the ever-confident freshman. The
coach has gone so far as to call her-nd
fellow freshman Csilla Borsanyi the
Alexander will-pair with Srebrovic
to form a doubles
duo Thorqvist be-
lieves can become
"one of the -top 10
.. teams in the ccyn-
wouldn't go that
Thornqvist far, she definitely
thinks they can be
a great team.
"I think it's going to be interesting,"
Alexander said. "We're going to have
to get used to each other in the first
couple matches. But we've practiced
out here since Saturday, and we played
really well together.
"I think she's a great doubles player,
and we can probably perform really
well. We definitely have a chance to
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2006
Dynamic freshman refused to sit through injury
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Urkan Meyer ordered Percy Harvin off the
Mickey Marotti, director of strength and
conditioning, ordered Harvin off the field.
Several coaches took their turns urging
UF's freshman receiver to relax as he recov-
ered from a left high ankle sprain. Harvin
"I would see Marotti grabbing him, saying,
'Get off the practice field. Get out,'" Coach
Urban Meyer recalled. "And [Marotti] would
follow him around, because as soon as he
turned his back, he would see [Harvin] out
If you were wondering whyit took Harvin
four weeks to return to full health, now you
know: Incited by his love for the game, he
pushed himself constantly throughout the in-
jury, perhaps to the detriment of his recovery.
"He was a mess," Meyer said. "He is an
emotional guy that loves football. Some guys
you don't worry about. When [some] guys get
hurt I hate to say this but I think guys
actually like to not practice. And that happens.
[But this] kid hates it. This kid wants to com-
pete. You see him on the sideline that kid
doesn't want to stand on the sideline."
Harvin sprained his ankle against Tennessee
and played minimally the next three games.
But against Auburn on Saturday, he averaged
18 yards-on four rushes in the first half. Then
he stopped getting the ball.
Th electric freshman had one rush after
Guard loves fi
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Brandon Powell doesn't need
the Gators. He has enough sib-
lings to create his own basket-
With four older brothers, two
younger brothers and three old-
er sisters, the 19-year-old bunks
near the bottom of the bunch.
Needless to say, Powell
learned pretty quickly that it
was going to be a battle to make
it in his household.
"It was always a challenge,
everything we did," Powell said.
"We woke up in the morning to
go to church, and we would try
to see who could get dressed the
It was this kind of competi-
halftime, a 6-yard loss when he tried reversing
field. The Gators did not throw him any passes
during the game.
"We're going to evaluate that to see if he
can touch it more," Meyer said. "I can't tell you
why he didn't get the ball more in the second
half. He's a playmaker and he needs to."
"You have to get the ball in your playmak-
ers' hands," quarterback Chris Leak said.
"We're going to evaluate that to
see if [Harvin] can touch it more. I
can't tell you why he didn't get the
ball more in the second half. He's a
playmaker and he needs to."
UF football coach
Harvin is to the Gators what sugar is to cof-
fee. UF is decent without him, but a whole lot
sweeter with him. In his first two games of his
career, Harvin totaled six rushes for 69 yards
and seven receptions for 132 yards, staggering
averages of 11.5 and 19 yards, respectively.
The Gators turned to more traditional
schemes during his, absence. This changed
One highlight reel play typified Harvin's
game-breaking abilities. During the second
quarter, he rushed to the right and was nearly
gang-tackled. But he quickly zoomed in the
other direction and eventually sprinted down
the left sideline for a 35-yard gain.
"I think he is a helluva player I know he
is a helluva player," Meyer said.
tiveness that drove Powell to
emerge as one of the leading
guards in Memphis, Tenn. He is
the only guard in the UF men's
basketball freshman class.
Growing up, Powell learned
from his brothers and sisters
what it was like to be part of a
team, especially when it came
to, pulling a fast one on their
When Powell was in the sev-
enth grade, he skipped school
with his brother and sister -
who were twins, then in eighth
grade because his mother left
for work early.
"We thought she wasn't go-
ing to come home because she
used to work and get off at 4,"
he said. "So we tried to have a
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23
"It was always a
thing we did. We
woke up in the
morning to go to
church, and we
would try to see who
could get dressed
Kim Klement/ Alligator
Freshman wide receiver Percy Harvin eludes David Irons against Auburn. Harvin
has returned to full health after insisting he practice through his ankle sprain.
UF looks to avoid slow start
By KARL HYPPOLITE
When you're a member of the UF
women's tennis team, anything short of
excellence is a disappointment. So if the
Gators have any intention of maintaining
this standard, UF must improve upon the
slow starts that plagued the squad in the
ITA All-American Tournament two weeks
Luckily for the Gators, UF has a chance
to redeem itself at the ITA South Regional
Championships beginning today
The four-day event serves as the qualifi-
er for the National Indoor Championships,
which is the second leg of the collegiate
Grand Slam. Two singles finalists and
one doubles champion from each of the
eight regions will advance to compete in
Columbus, Ohio, starting Nov. 2.
UF's doubles pairing of senior Nina
Suvak and junior Whitney Benik (ranked
No. 33) is a prime example of the slow
starts the Gators must remedy. In their
third-round match against Pepperdine's
Sylvia Kosakowski and Bianca Dulhgheru,
the duo fell behind 6-1, rallied to bring the
score to 7-6, but eventually lost 9-7.
Still, Coach Roland Thorqvist believes
the duo holds promising potential due to
its great chemistry. The
wild card, he said, is if the
players avoid slow starts.
"In a pro set, you can't
TenniS afford to fall behind," he
said. "If you're down 4-1,
it's not like you lose the first set and start
over. You've got to make up those three
games at some point in the next 30 or 40
minutes and eventually that's going to
catch up to you."
A bright spot in UF's last tournament
was junior Diana Srebrovic (ranked No. 9),
who played well despite missing practices
with a back injury. Srebrovic exceeded her
coach's expectations, in the tournament
SEE TENNIS, PAGE 23
1946: UF's Hal Griffin sets a school record by
returning a punt 97 yards in a 20-13 Homecoming
loss to Miami.
* UF golfer Sandra Gal is tied for fourth
after shooting a 3-under 69 in the first
round of the 2006 Women's World
Amateur Team Championship. The
event, which began Wednesday, is being
held in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Today's question: Which UF offensive player
needs to receive an increase in touches? (Cast
your vote on alligatorSports.org.)
Wednesday's question: Who will win the SEC
West? (See right for results.)
Auburn 73% (249)
Arkansas 26% (89)
LSU 1% (3)
Alabama 0% (1)
342 TOTAL VOTES