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One Hundred Years and Running
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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 42
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We Inform. You Decide. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006
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State denies Rolling all further appeals
By DOMINICK TAO
As the days before Danny
Rolling's execution pass away, so
do the serial killer's chances of
On Thursday morning, the
Florida Supreme Court received a
request from Rolling to delay his ex-
ecution. By the afternoon, the court's
seven justices had denied it and de-
clared that Rolling could no longer
appeal to Florida's highest court.
"At least as far as the Supreme
Court of Florida
ROLLIJNG is concerned, it's
execution over," said Fletcher
Baldwin, a UF law
professor and one of the prosecutors
during Rolling's 1994 murder trial.
"Unless the federal courts make
them do something."
Baldwin said the chance of a suc-
cessful appeal by Rolling in federal
court was "extremely unlikely."
One of Rolling's attorneys, Clyde
M. Taylor Jr., is still trying.
On Thursday at about the
same time the Florida Supreme
Court received a petition from
Rolling asking for death penalty
relief the 11th Circuit Court in
Atlanta received an "emergency
application" for Rolling to appear
before a federal judge and plead for
a stay of execution.
SEE APPEAL, PAGE 4
meets over beans
Republicans bow their heads in prayer before sitting down to dinner at the Fourth Annual Ronald Reagan Black
Tie and Blue Jeans BBQ at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in Newberry on Thursday evening.
* ELECTIONS DETER-
MINED EVENT'S TONE.
By JUSTIN RICHARDS
Alligator Staff Writer
Conservative politicians met
in the Canterbury Equestrian
Showplace in rural Newberry
on Thursday night to fill visi-
tors' hearts with the Republican
The Fourth Annual Ronald
Reagan Black Tie and Blue Jeans
BBQ, at which 350 Republicans
from throughout north central
Florida congregated, had a cer-
tain seriousness in an election
year. The trailers of beer that
usually accompany the event
were absent. Cowboy hats were
The Rev. Terry Law led the
attendees in prayer. He prayed
for President Bush, for U.S. sol-
diers in Iraq and for the blessing
of the barbecue chicken, pork,
baked beans and coleslaw that
were served in abundance.
"We thank you for the free-
dom we have in this wonder-
ful land," Law said as listeners
bowed their heads over red,
white and blue tables. "We pray
for the president of this country,
may you give him wisdom."
Republican campaigner Jeff
McAdams, the evening's master
of ceremonies, took the pulpit
and asked the new Republicans
in the arena to stand up. A few
rose from their seats.
One of those proud recruits
was Gene Morrow, who won
tickets to the event by calling
into the conservative talk radio
station 97.3 FM. The hosts had
asked callers to confess their
superstitions. Morrow, 56, told
the hosts that it's bad luck for
anyone in his house to vote
SEE BBQ, PAGE 5
Faculty Senate votes in favor of shelving CLAS plan
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
After almost an hour of debate,
the Faculty Senate approved a
resolution Thursday to set aside
the College of Liberal- Arts and
Sciences' five-year plan to revamp
The resolution serves as a way
to protest the lack of faculty in-
volvement in the plan's creation
and allow another plan to take
"I think it expresses the Senate's
concern about both the process
and the substance of the plan,"
said Danaya Wright, the Senate's
chairwoman. "They ... did their
The five-year plan cut funding
to several CLAS
- and put a
hiring freeze for
positions. It also
for graduate students.
The new resolution says that
because CLAS plays a vital role
in teaching UF students, cuts to its
programs could potentially affect
the majority of students' educa-
The controversy emerged after
a call to set aside the current plan
until more information could be
gathered about CLAS' budget
Several senators said they were
concerned that the college would
continue "bleeding" money if the
current plan was removed and an-
other plan.wasn't put into place.
"I think this is a storm in a
teacup," said Yngve Ohm, a chem-
istry professor who has been with
the university for 40 years. "Unless
we offer a concrete alternative to
SEE SENATE, PAGE 5
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Meyer (right) has
new NCAA clock
rules again after
Saturday when UF
managed 45 offen-
sive plays, the least
of Meyer's head-
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Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
New Gator families are in-
vited to a welcome reception
with refreshments and student
entertainment organized by
the Dean of Students Office.
Participants must preregister.
String Cheese Incident
Flavet Field, 6 p.m.
Jam band performs free for UF
Gainesville Improv Festival
Theater, 8 p.m.
The comedy group Bassprov
will perform. $8 for students
and $10 regular price.
Friends of the Library Book
House, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The five-day sale kicks off
with thousands of used
books, magazines, DVDs
and other items for sale.
Prices start at 25 cents to $3
and decrease each day.
The Florida Museum of
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Caribbean celebration to paint a picture of unity
ETHE TRADITIONAL PARTY
LASTS UNTIL DAWN.
By STEPHANIE SAINTONGE
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF will be painted in Caribbean
culture Saturday for Gainesville's
first J'ouvert celebration, hosted
by Iota Phi Theta Fraternity and
the Florida Caribbean Student
J'ouvert, which originated
in Trinidad, is a celebration of
Caribbean unity rife with food,
drinks and music not to mention
According to FCSA representa-
tive and J'ouvert co-coordinator,
Neville Sicard-Gregory, partygoers
should make sure to dress down
because by the end of the night ev-
eryone will be covered in paint.
The point of the paint is to rep-
resent a unity of all nations, said
Sicard-Gregory, an engineering
"If you look at all the flags in the
world, they allhave either red, green
or gold in them," he said. Those are
the most common colors used in
In some J'ouverts, oil and mud
are involved as well, but Sicard-
Gregory ensures that only paint will
be at this one.
will be held
Jeremy Jones, co-coordinator and
member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity,
said the undisturbed location will
allow the party to go on until it
dies out. J'ouvert is a French word
meaning "day open," so the idea is
to party until dawn.
Jones, an event management
senior, said it will be "deep 'in the
back," about a half-mile from the
Although J'ouvert celebrations
are held often in the Caribbean,
Miami and New York, one has never
been held in Gainesville.
Tickets are $15 in advance and
$25 at the event. The ticket includes
admission and unlimited drinks and
food for the whole night, Jones said.
They are expected to serve island
favorites such as jerk chicken, hard
dough bread, festival and dump-
In some Caribbean and South
American nations, J'ouvert starts
off Carnival, which is a celebration
that lasts several days. It is similar
to Mardi Gras, which is held right
before the Catholic season of Lent.
Part of the proceeds from the
party will go to the FCSA biannual
conference held in Gainesville Nov.
3 to 5. FCSA members from 35
Florida schools and six from outside
Florida will be coming for the week-
end to discuss Caribbean business
Caffeine in healthy doses aids metabolism, thought
By CHRISTOPHER YAZBEC
Alligator Contributing Writer
Consuming just the right amount
of caffeine could be a benefit, con-
trary to the myths of its solely nega-
tive health consequences.
"The good, appropriate level
(of caffeine) will help because it
will stimulate your thinking," said
W. William Chen, a professor and
associate dean in the College of
Health and Human Performance.
"Students need to keep moving and
be alert, and caffeine is very effective
in keeping you alert."
Debbie Muga, an office manager
for the Marion Brechner Citizen
Access Project in the College of
Journalism and Communications,
also uses the stimulant to her ad-
vantage, drinking three caffeinated
drinks daily to stay attentive.
"I have to have my caffeine in the
morning, or I get a headache so
I am a slave to caffeine," she said.
"But I think everyone who drinks
caffeine does it for that reason."
Consuming caffeine might also
"I have to have my caffeine
in the morning, or I get
a headache so I am a
slave to caffeine."
help people lose weight.
According to FitWise.com, a Web
site that provides tips for exercise
and diet, caffeine is the predomi-
nant active ingredient in many diet
pills. It speeds metabolism, which
helps convert fat to energy more
efficiently when exercising. As fat
is burned, blood sugar levels remain
higher for a longer period of time.
The brain functions exclusively on
glucose, and high blood sugar levels
Facilitated thinking and higher
metabolism explains why coffee is
popular among students and people
in think tanks, according to the site.
While caffeine can be an effective
stimulant for thinking and weight
loss, it does have several adverse
effects if used improperly.
Chen said one cup of caffeine
a day is a good amount, but more
than five cups a day can lead to ad-
"(Caffeine) is not too bad," Chen
said. "The problem is the misuse of
Caffeine keeps people awake so
it's helpful for students and faculty
facing various pressures, he said.
It is the most widely consumed
psychoactive drug in the world, ac-
cording to the Journal of Analytical
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A KILLER'S END
Collective memories of Rolling fade over time
By JAMES RIGNEY
Many longtime Gainesville resi-
dents dearly remember the fear they
felt in 1990, but many UF students
don't even recognize the name
Most of these students were in
preschool at the time of the murders,
and they have vague, second-hand
knowledge of the murders that ter-
rorized their college town.
UF students Anne Kendrick and
Christine Haughney said they heard
about the murders through hearsay
and stories their freshman year.
Art Sandeen, UF's vice president
of student affairs at the time of the
murders, said if students don't know
about the murders, it's because they
were children when it happened.
"All you have to do is look at
the demographics," he said. "Most
undergrad students were four, five
or six years old at the time of the
Sandeen, a College of Education
professor, said it's good many stu-
dents don't dwell on the details.
"I'm glad they don't have to
think about that horrific time as
part of their lives in the same way as
students who were here at the time,"
But some students do know.
Dylan Sweeney, 23, said he didn't
know much about the murders be-
fore coming to Gainesville.
Sweeney, a first-year physics
graduate student, said he wasn't
Alligator File Photo
Students pedal by a lone wreath hanging at the corner of West University Avenue and Southwest 13th
Street on Aug. 31, 1990. The wreath was in memory of the five slain UF students.
bothered when he recently learned
about the murders because "there's
so many on the news all the time."
He said he comes from a larger
city, Tacoma, Wash., where murders
are more commonplace. Sweeney
also said Ted Bundy, the infamous
serial killer, went to his high school,
so the concept of mass murderers
isn't shocking to him. Kaitilin Gross,
22, said she knows about the mur-
ders and Rolling's appeals, but she
believes many students do not.
Gross, a public relations major,
said when the Alligator ran a story
about the murders in April 2006
titled "Two UF students murdered;
death toll at 5," two of her friends
thought the stories were current.
One of those friends, Daniel
Benedict, 22, said he didn't know
any of the facts of the case and was
not familiar with Danny Rolling's
name prior to the mistake.
Self-described serial killer buff
Danielle Warner said that she knows
a lot about the murders but that
many other students are unaware.
Warner, 21, said her mother
knew about the murders because a
neighbor went to UF at the time.
"My mom told me, 'Oh yeah,
that's where they had that terrible
serial killer. Watch out.'"
Warner, a journalism major, said
many current students have superfi-
cial knowledge of the murders.
"I don't think many people
know why there is a memorial on
34th (Street)," she said, referring to
the painted memorial and the five
planted palm trees in the median
north of Archer Road.
Lifelong Gainesville resident
Charlie Bryant, 45, agrees with
Warner that many current students
aren't aware of the significance of
the memorial. She says it is obvious
students have forgotten the murders
because so many take risks.
"I see these little girls jogging at
6, 7, 8 at night by themselves," she
Bryant said she was raising two
teenage daughters at the time.
"My girls didn't go out with
friends until this guy was caught,"
she said, adding that many students
think they are invincible.
"They shouldn't live in fear,
but they should have their senses
heightened in this day and age,"
Court denied Rolling's appeal because the claim had just been reviewed
APPEAL, from page 1
At press time, no opinion from the federal
court had been issued.
Rolling's lawyers, Baya Harrison III
and Taylor, argued that because the Florida
Department of Corrections "secretly changed"
some protocols used in the lethal injection pro-
cess on Aug. 16 without notifying their client,
Rolling was entitled time to review the new
The Florida Supreme Court denied
Rolling's Thursday petition to put off his death
sentence because the justices "addressed the
same claim" when they reviewed the case of
Arthur Rutherford, another death row inmate,
who was executed Wednesday.
Robby Cunningham, a spokesman for the
Department of Corrections, said Rolling's law-
yers were mistaken in their latest argument.
"The procedure has not changed,"
Cunningham said. "The document was sim-
ply to clarify the execution procedure."
According to an e-mail from Craig Waters,
the Florida Supreme Court's spokesman,
Rolling's lawyers did not submit evidence of
the altered execution procedures to the court
along with their petition.
Baldwin said he suspects Rolling's ex-
ecution will be carried out as planned on
"Unless the defense can come up with
something marvelous," Baldwin said, "I don't
think they can do much."
Taylor and Harrison's latest attempts at
keeping their client alive come after a long his-
tory of attempts by Rolling a confessed and
convicted murderer with five death sentences
to his name to avoid execution.
Rolling's death sentence was set in 1994.
On Wednesday, the Florida Supreme Court
affirmed Circuit Judge Stan Morris's 1994
decision to sentence Rolling to death, just as it
did in 1997 and 1999. The U.S. Supreme Court
twice refused to review Rolling's case in
1997 and on June 26.
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BBQ, from page 1
Morrow, whose mother was liberal, was an un-
certain Democrat his whole life. He finally crossed
over last November.
Now the retired computer specialist from
Dunnellon, carries a voter registration card marked
He said the change occurred "not only in my
mind, but in my wallet."
Morrow and other attendees plan to make them-
selves heard this November. Election signs were
planted in colorful plots throughout the arena's dirt
floor, proof of the purposefulness of the evening.
"I think it's less of a party atmosphere and
more of a serious, get-down-to-business atmo-
sphere," said Matt Dean, president of the College
Republicans at UF.
After testimonials from an American soldier and
more from the Rev. Law, the keynote speaker, Iraqi
Gen. Georges Sada, took the stage. Sada worked
closely with Saddam Hussein.
He told the audience about how he was born
again in 1986 when American missionaries visited
him in the Middle East.
Sada, who once appeared on "The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart," was a trusted
Local adviser to Saddam, but the-former
News dictator made him nervous. Once, he
asked Sada to meet him in his office.
"In Iraq, when the president calls
for you, you think 'What did I do yesterday?"'
Saddam told him that he had contradicted
his president 18 times in front of other generals.
Saddam had evaluated those contradictions, he
said, and agreed that Sada was right on all 18
counts. So the dictator had called on Sada to invite
him to dinner.
At the far back of the arena, the people serving
pork for David's Real Pit BBQ looked conspicuous
among the cowboy hats and high heels. Their arms
were tattooed, their ears were pierced and their hair
Dave Hadden, a manager at the Gainesville eat-
ery, declined to say whether he aligned himself with
"We love all our customers equally," he said.
New plan must meet criteria
SENATE, from page 1
the program on the table, we're
acting like schoolchildren."
Other senators from. across
the university expressed solidar-
ity with the CLAS faculty.
"We should support our aca-
demic brothers and sisters," said
Mark Davis, a senator from the
College of Dentistry.
Two CLAS committees will
form to investigate how the col-
lege got into debt and how it will
fix the problem.
In a letter sent Tuesday to
the dean of the college and its
faculty, UF President Bemie
Machen and Provost Janie Fouke
acknowledged that there were
alternative ways to solve the
college's budget problems and
more faculty input would be
However, CLAS' current plan
must remain in place until a re-
vised version meets three condi-
tions: balance the budget in three
years, be clear and open in how
the budgeting will be done and
avoid using across-the-board
"We'll see how well CLAS ...
comes up with a plan," Wright
said after the meeting.
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Today, the Alligator celebrates its centennial. Sort of. The
University News, our direct ancestor, was founded in 1906
- but it didn't become the Florida Alligator until 1912.
Either way, we've had a good, long run. But will the
next hundred years be as kind to us? Will there still be an
Independent Florida Alligator in 2106? For that matter, will
there still be an independent Florida?
We don't know. But if the worst happens, if our civilization
should teeter and fall, whoever comes next will sift through
the rubble and wonder why? Why did this mighty "Gator
Nation" topple over at the height of its glory? Was it nuclear
war, government incompetence or something else entirely?
Luckily, we've prepared a handy guide to the coming
apocalypse no, a historical text for the archaeologists of
the future. You're reading it right now. So come along on a
special, end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it edition of ...
Darts & Laurels
We start with a we-can-rest-easy-now LAUREL for the
scientists at UF's nuclear reactor, who converted the reac-
tor's fuel to low-enriched uranium this week. The idea was
to stop using weapons-grade material good move, by the
way but that's not what earned them a laurel. No. Without
meaning to, those guys in white coats saved UF from a much
We're talking about gamma-ray enhanced, color-coordi-
nated Student Government supervillains, of course.
Imagine the horror SG with super powers. If he were
exposed to radiation, Sen. Josh Weiss would have the propor-
tionate strength and agility of a weasel. We can hear it now:
"My weasel sense is tingling!" There'd be no stopping him.
And Student Body President John Boyles? He would talk out
of his ass. Literally. Thank God UF shipped that highly en-
riched uranium off to South Carolina before it was too late.
Next, we hurl a how-are-things-on-the-short-bus DART
at the U.S. government, which seems too stupid to pro-
tect us from scary bad guys. For months, an enterprising
Washington, D.C., reporter asked all his interview subjects a
simple question: What's the difference between a Sunni and
a Shiite? The results, released on Tuesday, were disappoint-
ing. Willie.Hulon, head of the FBI's national security branch
- the man who's supposed to catch terrorists didn't
know. Neither did Rep. Terry Everett, the vice chairman of
an important intelligence subcommittee.
But the top prize goes to Rep. Jo Ann Davis, a Virginia
Republican who monitors the CIA's efforts to recruit spies
from within al-Qaida. The best she could do was, "The
Sunnis are more radical than the Shia. Or vice versa." Good
guess, Jo Ann! And she's pretty sure Osama bin Laden is a
Sunni "I may be wrong," Davis says, "but I think that's
right." Hey, one out of two ain't bad.
Speaking of complete idiots, we slide a Florida-State-will-
always-have-students LAUREL to Oliver Curry, a British
evolutionary psychologist, who says humanity will split
into two subspecies tall geniuses and short morons by
the year 3000. Good theory, Oliver, but we think it's already
starting to happen. How else do you explain Tom Cruise?
He was like that before Scientology. And what about George
W. Bush? He's the shortest president since Jimmy Carter.
Obviously, Curry's theory isn't without its shortcom-
ings Shaquille O'Neal hasn't won a Nobel Prize yet,
after all. But if the Bush administration and the Miami Heat
traded jobs, we can't see how the country would suffer. Dick
Cheney, meanwhile, would be the worst small forward in
the Eastern Conference, hands down. Maybe Curry's on to
something after all.
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Give teachers the respect they deserve
imagine if teachers were paid like UF coach Urban
Meyer. Imagine if they got press attention like Meyer,
got rewarded like Meyer for creating successful pro-
grams or got their own cheering section in the Alligator.
Of course, that's a fantasy here at UF. Our most famous
teacher is the one who falls flat on the stage midlecture.
The underfunded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is
just one symptom of a much greater disease: our nation's
lack of respect for teachers, teaching and education in
Sadly, our passion for knowledge is often lost in the
shadow cast by athletics, image, cutting-edge technology
and the great American dollar. Students pile on the escala-
tor and reach their degrees without ever taking a step of
their own. College has become nothing more than a means
of securing a higher-paying job.
Here at UF, the wealthy purchase new buildings, street
names, statues and stadiums but why support a facility
when you can supportwhat goes on inside that facility?
Professors, artists, poets and scientists need more than just
a roof over their heads. Remember the Renaissance? The
Medici? Their name lives on because their vision for a bet-
ter world went beyond new Astroturf.
Until we change our perspective on education, UF and
universities like it will continue to lack funds.
Our priorities concerning education are directly related
to the quality of teachers. When students have a true pas-
sion for the field they're studying, it's often the result of a
few good teachers who opened their eyes in high school.
How many of us chose our majors because of the passion
we recognized in former teachers?
But when you ask people what they want to be, how
many respond, "a teacher"? And when someone does, do
you snicker at them in your head?
I wouldn't blame you, given the
respect our culture has for teach-
V. ing which is reflected in the low
salaries most teachers get.
Of course, paying teachers
Todd Portnowitz more would prove to be a good
Witz's Wit move. But more rigorous criteria
email@example.com for prospective teachers wouldn't
hurt either, especially with greater
monetary incentives. Many profes-
sors have a master's degree or a doctorate, but what about
those teachers working in primary and secondary educa-
tion the foundation of our learning?
Newton, Galileo, Einstein, Freud, Plato these men
took the knowledge of their forebears, built upon it and
passed it down to the generations that came after them.
Even great men and women have always stood on the
shoulders of giants they learned about in the history
There's nothing more vital to the improvement of soci-
ety than education every river flows from it and back
into it. Accepting a smaller, weaker CLAS shows that UF
is not committed to this view.
I urge our deans, our provost and our president to ap-
proach the situation with a commitment to the teachers'
best interests then see what happens.
Pretend, if you have to, that you're fighting for the peo-
ple who articulate, dissect, write our stories, philosophize,
dig up the earth and share what they've found with the
rest of us. Pretend, if you have to, that a loss for teachers is
a loss for everyone because it is.
STodd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Should sus- Thursday's question: Will Demo-
pended lecturer John Hall lose crats take the House of Represen-
his job? tatives in November's election?
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Evangelicals deserve some criticism
Wednesday's editorial, "Suckers,"
provoked a lot of angry responses. But
what people should care about is all this
whining about the Alligator's "attack"
I don't see any other religious group
in this country attempting to pros-
elytize the nation all while lobbying
Congress and state governments to re-
strict the rights of Americans based on
their personal religious beliefs. That's
why Christians are such a keen target
for, well, any political pundit.
Besides, the letters written in re-
sponse to Wednesday's editorial don't
do much to improve the image of
evangelical Christians. One, by Phillip
Reynolds, said Democrats "use welfare
and handouts to keep black voters on
the plantation." What a racist remark!
Is Reynolds suggesting the Republican
Party is for white Christians only? It
sure reads like that.
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2-Delta ( 1.,11,n, i-'' 3-Delta Gamma-11% 2-Lambda Chi Alpha-45
3-Alpha Chi Omega-19 3-Phi Mu-1 1% 3-Alpha Tau Omega-29
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2-Lambda Chi Alpha-53%-
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held by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Thursday night. The 5-kilometer walk started and ended on the lawn
in front of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, moving along West University Avenue. The purpose of the walk is to raise money
and awareness for leukemia and lymphoma, with the ultimate goal being a cure.
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Study: Women's wardrobe choices reflect monthly cycle
Fashionability may correspond with fertility
By JORDAN LENTZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Stephanie Yelverton wakes up
every morning, she dresses according to
The art history sophomore said if she
feels really spontaneous and energetic, she
wears something more fashionable, some-
thing with a little pizzazz.
Marketing sophomore Kelsey Anthony
also said she-bases her clothing choices on
her mood. If she feels good when she wakes
up, she will dress with a bit more flair.
Anthony, like many college students, is
unaware of her ovulation times, but she
does feel more confident at different points
in the month a change that her wardrobe
While some women may not know the .
psychological or biological reasons that
underlie such variations, they continue to
dress more stylishly at certain times of the
Anew study suggests that young college
women frequently wear more fashionable
or flashier clothing and jewelry when they
are ovulating. Martie Haselton, a psychol-
ogy and communication studies associate
professor at the University of California,
Los Angeles, used a panel to judge wom-
en's attractiveness based on photographs.
The findings, which are available in the
Hormones and Behavior journal, disprove
the conventional notion that women are
unique among other animals in concealing
when they are most fertile.
Some animals change skin color, while
others produce a powerful scent when
ready to mate. Some animals have more
subtle ways of displaying fertility, said
UF associate psychology professor Julia
Many women are not aware when they
are most fertile, which usually occurs at
day 15 of the menstrual cycle, Graber said.
Kristen Goff, 19, said she usually gets
more dressed up and wears more makeup
a few weeks before menstruation but can-
not definitively attribute the change to high
The study photographed 30 university
students twice once during their fertile
phase and again during low fertility.
Sixty percent of the 42 men and women
who assessed the photographs for attrac-
tiveness judged the photo taken during the
women's fertile phase as more attractive.
The study did show that the women
photographed usually maintained the same
personal style, but with added embellish-
SOne woman studied wore loose knit
leggings and a tank top in both photos.
However, in her high-fertility photograph,
she wore a prettier tank top and more jew-
elry, Haselton wrote.
The study found that the fertile women
did not necessarily dress provocatively, but
the women did show a little more skin.
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2 miles from Shands & VA.
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JUST REMODELED NW efficiency cottage
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- 1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 10-31-17-2
1BR/1BA townhouse AVAILABLE NOW. 3
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Furnishing avail. Will give over deposit &
$100 to take over apartment 813-356-8346
2BR/1.5BAAVAIL IN 3BR/2.5BA- Hawthorne
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to UF, W/D, pool w/clubhouse, gym, alarm
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954-328-8421 Avail Jan 1st 10-30-15-2
Perfect for short or longer visits (business,
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Furn house 7 min. drive to Shands Hospital, 5
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avail upon request. Call 352-375-6754
Furnished or unfurnished short term lease.
Very clean 3BR/2BA house at NW area for
singles or couples with no children. No pets
allowed. Sorry Section 8 is not accepted.
Close to university. New kitchen, wood floors,
washer & dryer, private backyard.
Campus Realty 692-3800 10-31-15-2
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Aspen Ridge Apartments
JUST OFF 34th on 19th Ave.
Possible roommate situation. 4BR/2BA.,
Brand new. $1300/mo. Call for showing 954-
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
Individual Leases; Furniture Packages Incl.
Washer/Dryer; FREE Hi-Speed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd. 373-6330
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES AT GREENS
2/2.5, spacious unit in gated community.
Golf & country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
"HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE**
1BR/1BA big rooms water/sewer/trash inci,
onsite laundry. Close to UF w/free parking.
AVAILABLE NOW $584 Call after 5:00 or Iv
msg 937-239-0098 10-20-5-2
l For Rent
2BR/1BA 1500 square feet, multiple up-
grades, spacious, large BR. Pets arranged,
responsible applicants only, partially -fur-
nished available. $700/mo 514-6266 10-
Spacious, F only. 2BR/1BA + 1BR/1BA w/
screened balconies. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. Water,
disposal, pest. On-site W/D, pool, gym,
tennis & other amen. $650 352-514-3425
1525 NW 34 PI. Gainesville, FL. 32605
3/2 wl beautiful fenced in yard. Bathrooms
newly redone. Nice large kitchen. Nice
hardwood firs. throughout. WID. Covered
carport. $100/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
firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures and more
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/m0 + until. Call Bob 275-
1259; email@example.com 11-22-24-2
TWO AND THREE BRS APTS NOW
AVAILABLE. L-g.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
EFFICIENCY w/shared bathroom
Across from UF Stadium $300/mo
1830 NW stAvenue, Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 10-24-3-2
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Stop Fighting Traffic & Waiting on a Bus
2BR/1BA, 3 blocks to UF. Only $750/mo
Last One, Call Today! Kim 494-6009
Some Pets OK! 11-2-10-2
MILL RUN CONDO
SW 20th Ave. 2BR/2.5BA.
Perfect for roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D.
$850 per month. 904-382-0286
Bike to UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/gym
Unit is 1 year new. Move in ready
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 11-17-20-2
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 blks 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/1 BA @ THE WOODS APT.
Lease thru 1/31/07 @ $500/mo.
Call Scott @ 352-455-6629
Available October 26th. 10-30-10-3
1BR/1BAApt 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
U 1 Subleases
1 BR/1BA w/WD hookup, screened porch &.
Very nice community. Available Dec 1. $720/
mo. 813-763-0017 10-31-10-3
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
Avail ASAP! 1BRIBA in a 2BR/BA, female
only. Only mins from UF! $549/mo util. incl.
Spring/Summer sublease. Call Cathy 352-
Room for rent Sublease
$300/month Apt. 311
University Terrace Gainesville
Please contact Union Properties Inc.
Call 352-373-7578 10-26-5-3
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Furnished room for the spring semester!
In-house Bar and Game Room, HUGE back-
yard! Blocks from campus and Univ Ave!'
$365/mo, OBO. 904-716-9525 10-26-5-3
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-snmoker.
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,
cable wHBO/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, 321-725-4475
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
2/1.5 NICE CASABLANCA EAST TWNHSE
needs NS female. No pets please. $350/
mo + 1/2 utils. Negotiable move-in date.
email@example.com 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 gay couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly
$370/mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-3561
1BR/BATH Available in 3BR condo in
Marchwood: 2 Female roommates. Cable,
DSL, Pool. Room unfurnished. $400 + utili-
ties. Call Bianca 352-514-4124 10-26-5-4
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
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Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd flrs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 11-3-55-5
Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr. James
Jackson, Interim Pastor 332-
4991. 9:45 Sunday School Wor-
ship @ 11am & 6pm. Wednesday
Worship @ 7pm. 6:45pm Youth
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W
University Avenue. Sunday: Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00, College Monday Night
Antioch Baptist Church
3612 NW 177th Ave.
Dr. Jim Leftwich.
Come worship with us!
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm
Christian Study Center
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascal's coffee house. Mon-
112 NW 16th St.~379-7375
For more information visit
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Senices Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, l0am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 12:15pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.
Sunday Adult Electives, 9am.
Sunday Service, 10:30am.
Wednesday College Bible Study
(at Christian Study Center) at
7:30pm. 2640 NW 39th Avenue,
for more information call 352-
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.
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Fall Semester 7:30 pnm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
(5 blocks north of the stadium)
Hillel Jewish Student
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conserva-
tive and Reform, followed by a
free glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner!
We also serve the only daily
gourmet Kosher lunch and dinner
in Gainesville. Join us for great
food, Shabbat, Jewish Programs
First Lutheran Church
Ant Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
Church and Campus
Worship Sunday 10:25a.m.
Monday Night Study
Tuesday afternoon Lunch Bunch
Wednesday with the word 5:30
Meeting at Presbyterian Student
Center 1402 W Univ. Ave.
Sunday Worship 10:30am;
Thursday Contemporary :. lur.
For more info: 372-8183 or
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Pre-Construction Pricing Iext to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
The Farnmlv Ch.Lrch
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Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
The Rock of Gainesville,
The Rock is a non-denominational
Christian church for passionate
people pursuing their purpose in
life. Very fun, very relevant Mod-
ern dramas, dance and music. Let
us be your home away from home.
Services are Saturday night, 6pm
or Sunday 10am. 9818 SW 24th
Avenue. Call 331 ROCK or visit
www.therockonline.org for more
details. For campus activities, visit
Offering truly open and inclusive
Christian woi.i'p I-'r .:i ...:.r!iip,
10:15am st :lr.,:- -.- ., TI -e ..
30pm 11604 SW Archer Road for
info, call 352-376-1100 or visit
Down Walls Building Up Hope"
Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, affirming and spiritually
diverse. $1 home cooked sup-
pers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Theology on tap, Thursdays at
8pm at Stubbie's Pub downtown.
1402 W University Ave. 376-7539,
Grace Presbyterian Church
Come as you are!
Contemporary Worship Service 1st
and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 pm 3146
NW 13th St.
Call for a ride! 352-376-5654
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$20000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 10-31-72-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 V2 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
000005 MIN TO UFO****
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
UUUN I RY ULUB 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.
4BR/2BA, 2 miles to campus. Starbucks &
movies across street. See flafsbo.com &
enter 0176. Call for appointment 378-9570.
OPEN HOUSE EACH SAT & SUN THRU
OCT, 1-4pm. 10-20-1-5
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA Affordable
Homes in the Mountains. Affordable Homes,
Mountain Cabins and Land. CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIES
Mountain Waterfront Sale. Lakefront home-
sites & condos w/boat slips on beautiful
Lake Chatuge in Western NC. Call now for
Nov. 4 reservation. (877)234-8850 x.102.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New' master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 10-20-1-5
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE
HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 10-20-1-5
A LAND BARGAIN WYOMING 35 acres
- $49,900; 50 acres $59,900. Located 90
minutes east of Salt Lake in the foothills
of the Uinta Mountains. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Recreational paradise. EZ Terms. Call Utah
Ranches, LLC. (888)541-5263. 10-20-1-5
With Tennessee's Beautiful Lakes &
Mountains, you are sure to find the perfect
spot to call home. Call Nancy Gaines,
Gables & Gates (865)388-7703, (865)777-
9191 www.nancygaines.com 10-20-1-5
NORTH GEORGIA Lovely 7-acre retreat,
located on the Cherokee/Pickens County
Line. Has 600 ft. trout stream frontage in
rear, 5B/4BA house, pool, hot tub, pasture
& woodlands. Listed for $575,000. Ron
Zalkind, MetroBrokers/GMAC, (706)273-
BEAUTIFUL BLUE RIDGE, NC Mountain
Views. 8+ Acre Mountain Estate. Heavily
Wooded with Stream. EZ Financing-
$49,900. (800)230-6380, ext.120. 10-20-1-5
East Tennessee- Norris Lake 5.6 acre
wooded LAKEFRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot- $28,900 Call
Lakeside Realty @ (423)626-5820 Or Visit
LAKE LOT CLOSE OUT SALE Saturday,
November 11. We'll make your payments
for the 1st year! 3 ACRE LAKE ACCESS
ONLY $34,900. FREE BOAT SLIPS! On
spectacular 34,000 acre recreational lake in
Eastern Tennessee, Surrounded by state for-
est. Limited # available. Call today for early
appointment (800)704-3154 X 880, TN Land
Partners, LLC 10% down, balance financed
1 year @ 7.25% fixed, 1 year balloon, OAC,
payment $189.77/month. 10-20-1-5
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006
LIQUIDATION LAND SALE. 5 to 138 Acres.
A limited number of spectacular parcels are
being sold at 30% below appraised value.
Located in Central FL w/ good access, utils,
survey, recent appraisal & exc fin. Call today
(866)352-2249 x 847. 10-20-1-5
VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN unfinished
inside, view, trees, private, large cgeek and
river nearby, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535
View Western North Carolina, North Georgia,
Eastern TN, Real Estate. Excellent retire-
ment area. Very affordable homes, cabins,
land. Low taxes. Good paying jobs available.
All water- access homesites direct from the
developer. Beautiful East Tennessee Lake
Living. Most amenities already in. From only
$79,900. Possible 18 mo NO PAYMENTS!
Call Now! (888)BY-LAKES. Grand Vision Inc.
MOUNTAIN GOLF RESORT LIVING
Beautiful Blue -Ridge Mountain loca-
tion. Cashiers, NC. 70 degree July days.
Preconstruction event October 27- 29 dur-
ing leaf season, so call now to attend and
for more information. (888)743-2975 and
www.riverrocknc.com. Vision Rock LLS,
MYRTLE BEACH, SC OCEANSIDE- NEAR
BEACH GATED COMMUNITY $169,900-
$225,900 Exquisite 1 and 2 BR. Villas-
Prestigious Location Granite countertops,
Sunrooms, Walk-in closets Owners club-
house/ Fitness room/ Tennis Courts 90%
Financing for Qualified Purchasers Limited
Availability (800)382-3332 Open 7 days.
WATERFRONT RESORT LIVING
WILMINGTON, NC Historic Port City Coastal
Development The Bluffs on the Cape Fear.
Fastest Growing County in NC. Public Grand
Opening Oct 21. Direct Ocean Access.
Pre-construction incentives to call now.
www.thebluffsnc.com (866)725-8337 Cape
Fear Bluffs, LLC Broker. 10-20-1-5
AUCTION 2,500 Acres Timberland Bladen
& Sampson Counties, NC. Tues., Oct. 24,
6:00 p.m. 32 tracts from 2 to 200 acres.
Merchantable timber. Call for info. (800)479-
1763 NCAL8397 10% buyer's premium
John Dixon & Assoc. www.johndixon.com
ABSOLUTE AUCTION. Estates of
Cades Cove adjoins Great Smoky
Mountains National Park, Townsend,
TN, Saturday, October 21, 10:30 AM;
TN Lic. #62. 10-20-1-5
SELLING 182+/- ACRES AND HOME at
Auction, (SCHLEYCO. GA. NOV. 4) Offered in
Parcels, Pond, Two Creeks, Timber, Pasture
land, Wildlife and Equipment (866)300-7653
AUCTION By Order of the US Bankruptcy
Court Development Opportunity! 15830 CR
675, Parrish, Manatee County, FL 11AM,
Mon, October 30 Auction held on site 194+/-
ac equestrian center offered in 6 parcels
Preview: 12-4 Saturday, Oct 21 (800)257-
4161 Higgenbotham.com Higgenbotham
Auctioneers ME Higgenbotham, CAI AU305/
Liquidation Auction- Commercial Real Estate
plus personal property, selling separately.
October 26 10am. Rowell Auctions, Inc.
(800)323-8388 10% buyers premium GAL
AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 10-
Auction- Saturday, October 28, 10am,
Sportman's getaway. Home on lake &
cabin. 144+/- acres, divided, Worth Co.,
GA. 241+/- acres, divided, Mitchel Co., GA.
Great hunting. 10%BP Rowell Auctions, Inc.
GAL AU-C002594. 10-20-1-5
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Nowl (800)749-2905. 10-20-1-5
FOR SALE BY OWNER -- 2BR condo, St.
Petersburg. 1 mile from Gulf .of Mexico/
Don Cesar. On Isla Del Sol golf course.
Completely furnished. $370,000. Call
20 acres with pond near State & Nat'l parks.
Camp, Fish, Hunt. $89,900 owner fin. $4995
down (800)352-5263 Florida Woodland
Group, Inc. Lic RE Broker. 10-20-1-5
N. Fla 80 Ac $6200 per acre. Pines, hard-
woods & creek. Homesites, hunt or recre-
ation. (800)294-2313 Ext 1185 A Bar Sales,
Inc.7 days 7am-7pm. 10-20-1-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC.
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED- KING- $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
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. $130 (352) 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 NEWI 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 I
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 6 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 Deliverl
*Beds *Full 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 0
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
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
S -,t A+Oc nnputker GEcE
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
U 1l Computers
- 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
r- ---- - -
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
VIUtU ,IAVltMS KEPIR: ADOX, ADoX o6U,
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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 13
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
S For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes, accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
00000* PS2 00000*
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
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/surplus/
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US: We will not be undersold! 10-20-1-10
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you how I make $3,000 weekly form any
location. No MLM, NO Lies. Call: (888)657-
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w/ $7,500 Down. Tom: (877)843-8726, Local.
YOU WON'T SLEEP' TONIGHT! The
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tunity is coming 12/01/06. Preview at:
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through! FREE Pre-registration!! 10-20-1-10
2006 MODEL BLOWOUT!!! Warehouse
Clearance Sale on the New Kayak Pool.
SAVE $ thousands on selected models limit-
ed supply! FREE ESTIMATES Easy Finance
Fast Installation. Call (866)348-7560 www.k
M| Motorcycles, Mopeds 1*
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
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals. .
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50 10-26-30-
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
www.rigidbuilding.com. 10-20-1-10 1
il Motorcycles. Mopeds) *FAST C
** SCOOTERS ** NEED H
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC *Over 10
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS *Call Dor
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974 CA
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 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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H PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
RS. In ANY condition. New or used
ir not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
ll ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
ASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
IONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
yr svc to UF students
n @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
RS -CARS BuySellTrade
ean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
oyota, Honda, Nissan cars
N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
SMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITYAUTO 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 Jeeo Cherokee 4x4 $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999
91 Geo Metro $1499
87 Volvo Sedan $2999
90 Audi Sedan $2999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
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."
SADIE DARNELL 4 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
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
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-30-
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
M 11 Help Wanted
12-6-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
352-338-1999 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-
12-6-72-12 mation or arranging meetings
I m 1 Help Wanted
S-0 -W 0
4N- M -
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA. CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
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 tdam! 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 of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992: or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
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 NW4th 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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14, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006
M |1 Help Wanted
SMl l Help Wanted
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EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
-, NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Qall our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
As one of the most prominent academic
health systems in the entire Southeast,
Shands Healthcare can do more for your
life. Simply by allowing you to do more with
We're currently seeking an Exercise
Specialist with a Bachelor of Science in
exercise related field or science. Prefer
experience in an exercise related environ-
ment, assisting with exercise programs to
promote health and/or prevent disability or
Come work with people who are committed
to bringing out the best in you, as they do
the best work of their lives too. For brilliant
opportunities, amazing benefits, and more of
what you've been looking for all along, view
open positions and apply online now at:
TheBEST of LIFE
*00 SOCCER COACHES*OO
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.
Potential earnings between $14-$20/hr!
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 SW 13th St. 11-30-40-14
$6.50-$7/hr + incentives Call Sandy's
Consignment Boutique 372-1226 10-24-
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!
email@example.com 10-20-8-14 .
Two positions available- computer database
expert for data base entry and mailings and
administrative assistant. Must be seeking a
degree in this field ard have strong refer-
ences. Christian Evangelistic Organization
- office 25 minutes south of University. MUST
HAVE STRONG REFERENCES. Email re-
sume to firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
**eSUBWAY 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
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.
$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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 10-23-5-14
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 20/hr per week, Mon thru Thurs, 1-6pm.
Call 352-371-8337 10-24-5-14
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). No calls please. 10-
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,
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Bishop, brother reunited after Iraq duty
By RACHEL ROBINS
Soccer may be just a game, but
it can also mean so much more.
Junior midfielder Stacy Bishop
learned the hard way.
For Bishop, soccer has served as
a distraction and a rock some-
thing to prevent the tears.
Less than six weeks ago, Bishop's
brother, Brian, a Marine, returned
to the United States from Iraq. He
had been there eight months.
Soccer allowed Stacy to forget
about reality while her brother was
overseas. Or did it?
Like it was just yesterday
Brian was the one who first in-
troduced soccer to his little sister.
When his team needed more play-
ers one day, the 4-year-old Stacy
hopped right in.
She continued to play with the
boys until she could join a girl's
Their mother, Maryann, remem-
bers watching the two play in the
"She was probably tougher than
him but that definitely changed,
and he paid her back," Maryann
said. "I think it helped make her a
better player being able to take the
physicalness of it. She would get
mad at him, and then she would
play a better game. I still see that
when she gets mad at the opponent,
sometimes she'll play harder."
But when Brian enlisted in the
Marines after high school, their
days of playing recreational soccer
became nothing more than a trea-
Back to Reality
"It kills you inside, so I started
praying that day [I found out he
was leaving]," Maryann said. "It
was awful. People do it every day,
and I know that. So when I found
out about it, my stomach turned
and my heart sank. When I look
back, I still cry about it."
Bishop's father, Sonny, said the
news changed Stacy's world as
"I think Stacy realized that her
problems didn't seem as big when
she thought about where he was,"
Sonny said. "It was an experience
for all of us, and we are just proud
"I want to win a national
championship. I knew [UF]
was a team that I could do
Stacy, who describes herself as
shy and quiet, did her best to serve
as a rock for her family.
"I just tried not to think about it
because if I actually thought about
it, I would be really upset," Stacy
said. "So, I tried to not think about
it as much as possible."
Stacy would sometimes go
weeks without hearing anything
about her brother.
"I think I was better off not
knowing because if I knew some
of the stuff that did happen to
him I would have been even more
freaked out," Bishop said. "I just
stayed calm. I guess I kind of had
to with my mom. As it got closer to
him coming home, she got worse
Bishop's quiet leadership con-
tributed to her selection as one of
UF's three captains, who were cho-
sen by teammates.
"Stacy's a great leader just in the
alligatorSports ONLINE ^
It's the beginning of the end for four
Gators on the No. 15 UF soccer team
(10-4-2, 6-1-1 Southeastern Confer-
For four seniors, Kelli Eisenbrown,
Ansley Myrick, Ananda O'Neal and
Brittni Goodwin (who will graduate from
nursing school), tonight's game against
Arkansas at 7 will be the last time they
don orange and blue.
"[The team] has become like sec-
ond family to me," said Goodwin, UF's
starting goalie. "Personally, saying
goodbye to them I think is going to be
Coach Becky Burleigh said the four
have changed UF's team's mentality.
"They kind of single-handedly have
turned us around," Burleigh said. "They
have really set the culture on this team.
They decided what things they wanted
to make really important, and I think
they have done a great job with that."
Read the full
way that she plays," teammate Liz
Ruberry said. "She is always self-
less. She looks to obviously get her
job done, being a forward to score
goals, but she also tries to set other
people up, too."
A Tiger transforms into a
Bishop played for LSU her fresh-
man and sophomore years. She was
recruited by George Fotopoulos
and wife Danielle Fotopoulos
a former Gator. While at LSU
in 2003, Bishop was recognized
as the team's offensive MVP and
Louisiana Freshman of the Year.
She was also a member of the 2004
All-SEC Second Team.
When Bishop was a sophomore,
the Fotopouloses resigned as co-
head coaches of the team. The Land
0' Lakes resident decided to return
"I knew that LSU would be
good in a couple of years but not
in the time that I was going to be
there," Bishop said. "I want to win
a national championship. I knew
[UF] was a team that I could do it
As per SEC transfer rules,
Bishop sat out the 2005 season, an
excruciating absence from the sport
she loved. She has played with
determination this season, her first
with the Gators.
On Sunday at 1 p.m., Bishop
Swill finally get her first crack at the
Tigers as the Gators travel to Baton
"It's going to be weird playing
on the field thatI played on for two
years," Bishop said.
Her mother put it more bluntly.
"I don't think anybody wants
to transfer and then get beat by the
team they left," Maryann said.
The Fairy-Tale Reunion
Bishop did not know her broth-
er's status when the 2006 season
started. She made a habit of saying
a prayer for Brian during every
pregame national anthem. Then,
during games, she has channeled
her emotions to become one of the
team's most productive players.
As for the rest of her family,
Bishop's games have served as a
"For mre, it was a little bit of a
reprieve for a while, because when
you have your son in Iraq you think
about it 24-7," said Maryann, hold-
ing back tears. "So for an hour and
a half during the game, you weren't
thinking about it."
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Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff-
UFjunior transfer Stacy Bishop dribbles during a Georgia game that
she won in front of her brother, a Marine who served in Iraq.
Bishop ranks second on the Family Ties
team with seven goals. She leads Brian, along with Bishop's par-
the Gators in assists (5), total points ents, will make the trip to Louisiana
(19), shots (47) and, most impor- for Sunday's game. Her family has
tantly, game-winning goals (4). made a habit of attending most
"Stacy is one of the best play- games, even the road variety.
ers in the SEC," UF coach Becky "I do know she absolutely loves
Burleigh said. "To have her on our having him come to the games,"
side, as opposed to LSU, is awe- Maryann said. "I know she looks
some." forward to him coming."
One of Bishop's game-winning Brian is expected to be home for
goals couldn't have been scripted at least six months.
better. On Sept. 29, with Brian in at- "When I found out he was on his
tendance for the first time since re- way back, I was so excited he was
turning from Iraq, Bishop delivered out of Iraq," Maryann said. "My
the golden goal on a free kick in the thoughts turned to all those parents
99th minute against Georgia. of the boys and girls that were on
"I knew she was going to score," the way over there replacing him.
Brian said after the game. "I told Then I felt so bad for them because
everyone, 'Here it is. She is going I know what they're going to be
to score.'" going through for however many
Said Sonny: "I think it really months."
meant a lot to Stacy, and it meant a Hopefully, they will have a
lot to us for them to be together." happy ending, too.
Players hope to make up for 2004 performance at Islesworth Invitational
GOLF, from page 19
whose Gators tied for 11th on the course in
2004. "We obviously played poorly that year,
but that was a rag-tag group we took over
there and we just didn't do very well."
Of the five players competing this year,
only Villegas and Strickler participated in
Still, UF fields an improved team that
"The bottom line is that we need
to play our game and not worry
about everybody else."
UF golf coach
just ousted defending NCAA champion
"I hope a win gives them that confidence,"
Alexander said. "I hope it makes them believe
that they belong here and that they're capable
of competing with the best."
Horschel has been brilliant with a team-
leading six under-par rounds, while Villegas
has recorded two top-10 finishes of his own.
Ragland tied for 31st in UF's last tourna-
ment, but hopes to ride the momentum of a
final-round 69 (1 under). McKenney continues
to see plenty of action for a freshman, as he
will compete in his third tournament.
Strickler will participate for the first
time since the Carpet Capital Collegiate
Tournament on Sept. 15.
The Islesworth Invitational is a three-day,
54-hole event that features 18 schools.
"I just want our boys to do well,"
Alexander said. "It's a quality field, as was the
case with all our other tournaments, so I look
forward to that. But the bottom line is that we
need to play our game and not worry about
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006
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Meyer: Clock is ticking on new rules
S: -" .: '
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Urban Meyer reacts to a call against Auburn. Meyer
took exception to the paucity of plays during the game.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Urban Meyer used to dis-
like the new NCAA clock
rules. Now he loathes them.
The Gators had just 45
offensive plays to work with
against Auburn, the fewest of
Urban Meyer's head coaching
career. The Gators are averag-
ing 61 plays this season after
averaging 70 in 2005 a 13
This is quite the departure
from Meyer's offensive glory
days when he once used 100
plays to defeat Kent State 24-7
while at Bowling Green.
"It's awful," Meyer said.
"I think it will change, but I
don't know. It's not a good
rule it's a bad rule. It
changes the way you call a
game; it cheats the fans; it
cheats the players; it cheats
everyone involved in college
football. I've never seen any-
thing like it."
Most of Meyer's disgust
emanates from what hap-
pened during the first half
against Auburn. Except for
the one-play drive that cul-
minated in an Auburn safety,
the Tigers could not stop a UF
offense that scored every time
it touched the ball in the first
The catch? The Gators only
had four possessions. One of
the drives took all of 48 sec-
onds, a three-play series cul-
minating with a Tim Tebow
16-yard touchdown run.
"Offensively, it's kind of
tough when you have that
few plays," said quarterback
Chris Leak, who had just five
pass attempts at halftime.
to get into
[so to deal
with it] you
have to con-
During the off-season,
the NCAA Rules Committee
deemed that the game clock
should start at the moment
the ball is kicked off and
when referees grant the
ready-for-play signal follow-
ing a change of possession.
The changes were intend-
ed to shorten the length of
games. But while time spent
on the playing field has de-
creased, 2006 televised games
have run on par with the aver-
age length of games from past
This is due in part to more
television timeouts, more
instant-replay challenges and
an increase in early timeouts
by teams who struggle calling
plays with less time on the
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
Even though she pounded the Gators
with 35 kills in UF's only Southeastern
Conference loss, South Carolina's Shonda
Cole has yet to impress UF middle blocker
"She had just two good games against us
and against [Auburn]," Killingsworth said
of the Gamecocks outside hitter. "Yeah, she's
been in double figures a lot of times, but
they've lost a lot of those games."
UF coach Mary Wise has a different
look on the rematch that will pit Cole and
the Gamecocks (12-9, 5-5 SEC) against the
Gators (16-2, 9-1 SEC) tonight at 8.
Cole has had at least 20 kills in 10 matches
"What we should do is not give
up the ones we could have dug
or let another player have a ca-
UF volleyball coach
"She's gonna get her kills," Wise said.
"What we should do is not give up the ones
we could have dug or let another player
have a career night."
The match is the Gators' only oppor-
tunity to enact some SEC revenge, as they
have already defeated every other team in
"Any time you lose to a team, coming
[into the next game] you must beat them,"
What neither team should expect is a
match akin to the first meeting.
When South Carolina upset the Gators,
UF was in the process of experimenting with
a different look. The Gators used a piecemeal
rotation that they had practiced minimally
after UF lost freshman libero Elyse Cusack
to a left foot stress fracture three days before
"You couldn't imagine what that
Thursday-Friday was like when we got the
news that Elyse wasn't going to play tex-
ting players, trying to get out on the court to
practice and walk through rotations," Wise
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 18
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
At 6-foot-l0, 245 pounds,
Marreese Speights is a toddler.
Well, at least in basketball years.
As one of the four freshmen
on the UF men's
S basketball team,
Speights- did not
start playing the
Basketball game until his
Basophomore year of
His first loves were baseball and
football, but when he experienced
a growth spurt, his mother, Regina,
convinced him to try hoops.
In the 10th grade, Speights finally
made the transition.
He attended Gibbs High his
freshman and sophomore years,
then Admiral Farragut Academy his
junior year. Both schools are located
in St. Petersburg.
But Speights credits Amateur
Athletic Union for honing his skills
and tutoring him on the X's and O's
of the game. '
His senior year, he transferred
to Hargrave Military Academy in
Virginia, and recruiters began tak-
Speights had to readjust to anoth-
er school all over again, except this
time things were a little different.
"I was nervous when I went to
Virginia because I had never been
out of the state except for AAU -
for a long period of time," Speights
said. "When I first saw the school, I
was like, 'Damn, what did I get my-
self into?' It was a small town. I was
nervous and scared a little bit."
The center's biggest challenge
was adhering to a regimented
"You had to wake up at 6 every
day, go to breakfast, and then you
had 10 minutes of free time before
formation at seven," he recalled.
"Then you went to class from 8 to 12,
then practice, then mandatory tutor-
ing at night and lights out at 10."
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 18
N 1917: Coach A.L. Busser leads the Gators
to a 52-0 spanking at the hands of Tulane.
UF, which finished 2-4, was outscored 247-
47 during the season.
.-, 05 *61Yi$~)]llr O S Spppp
* UF linebacker Brandon Siler
was one of 10 players named as a
semi-finalist for the Butkus Award
on Friday. The award is given annu-
ally to the nation's top linebacker.
Today's question: Which UFfall sport, besides
rootall or mens noops, most interests you? Harvin
(Cast your vote online at alligatorSports.org.) Tebow
Thursday's question: Which UF offensive Cornelius
player needs to receive an increase in touches? ayson
(See right for results.)
Gators antsy to avenge lone SEC loss
411 TOTAL VOTES
18, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2006
Coach lauds O-lineman's potential
FOOT, from page 17
GUARDED RECOVERY: Meyer is
anything but shy when describ-
ing the potential of guard Ronnie
"He is going to be one of the
best linemen to ever play here, I
think," Meyer said. "That is how
much talent he
There is a dis-
"He has a long
Sway to go," Meyer
Despite being a starter before
fracturing his ankle during fall
camp, Wilson has yet to over-
take Jim Tartt for the starting left
guard job. You may recall Tartt all
but tackling Auburn's Quentin
Groves in the end zone, resulting
in a costly safety Saturday. Still,
Meyer said Wilson did not play
Drew Miller has filled Wilson's
natural right guard spot while
Carlton Medder has been playing
in place of Miller at right tackle.
Gators battling injuries to Cusack, McCray
VOLLEY, from page 17
said. "It couldn't have been any tougher."
Junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton said that
was no excuse for the loss.
"They came out firing on all cylinders. We didn't
prepare like we should have," she said. "It was no
fluke at all."
Tonight, the Gators look to continue an eight-
match winning streak with a relatively healthy
Cusack. The libero has recorded more than 10 digs
in every SEC game she's played.
Although the league-leading Gators have rolled
off five consecutive sweeps including Tennessee
and LSU Wise is hardly at ease.
"[There's] too much of a sea-
son left," she said. "If we had a
two-match lead with one match
to go, then I could relax a bit."
Also keeping Wise on her toes
are lingering injuries to Cusack
and junior opposite hitter Amber
McCray (left shoulder).
we "Staying healthy that's
a daily question mark on. our
team," Wise said. "And whether Amber practices or
not, whether Elyse practices, that's day-to-day."
McCray has somehow played some of her
best games this season while hurt, tallying 14 kills
against LSU and 13 against Tennessee.
Center having ups and downs
HOOPS, from page 17
But Speights and his team-
mates didn't go to sleep, and
they didn't just lie in their beds
They would run up and
down barrack hallways just
having fun and playing video
The students weren't sur-
reptitious enough. They were
caught on more than one occa-
"We'd have to do pushups
and walk around the bullring,"
he said. "It's like a big old box
that you have to walk around
in your uniform for an hour or
In his one season at Hargrave,
Speights averaged 17.9 points,
10.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists
Ranked as the No. 12 cen-
ter by Scout.com, chiefly for
his strength and toughness,
Speights had his sights set on
Memphis, Miami and UF:
He chose the Gators because
he felt they would give him the
opportunity to develop into a
UF coach Billy Donovan is
willing to take the time to nur-
ture Speights' natural talent.
"This is a great year for him
to play against the frontcourt
that he is going to be playing
against, because he does not
understand every day how hard
he is going to have to compete
against those guys to be effec-
tive," Donovan said. "There are
times that he looks really good,
and there are times when he
looks like a freshman.
"So his level of consistency
has been up and down, but he
has great potential and great
ability and is certainly a formi-
dable frontcourt guy. "
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Bullard all smiles after bizarre year
By BRIAN STEELE
LaToya Bullard's eyes are finally drying
After a year spent saturated in tears at
her home in NlMmphis Tenn the LiF point
guard i hrnai back in Gainmesv ll
In 20105. Bullard a-rn ed in Gainesville
as the prized piece ot heralded recruiting
,lass Her high school accomphilunentL
consume nearly one page of te?' t in the L~F
\ omen's basketball media guide
But then -ometluing happened that
Bullard could t e\plain she ine\ph':ab!\
uilured her back Whlether it %\ as at practice
or in the weight room or so:me% here else
he doe-sn't know
In September :of last .ear Bullard wiith-
dire. trim LTF and rrmsed the entue eas-on
Bullani returned to Memnphi and -started
"It 'was- tough i\ watching the team on TI
-he said [1 knewl that I could bring a strong
part to Lhe team but I could t do it because
I.1 m mjur.1 It -romebodv nu-sed a pa." I
would d ha\e helped them out or encoutraged
them but I couldn't "
.Ad.htionall.. Bullard had to deal with
a ",l)-nl.me -eparahbn beth\een Gadme-isille
and her home Although she said homesick-
nr.-. 1,as not an is-ue the !-i-trs-hnian and
teUll- Tenne-.-ee nabte Sha Brook". knew
the dis tance iiade it di licult
%\hen she \was here she \wa ahla.s,
home-.ick and I was- t,-o Bi.ookL- -aiid
That's the person I went to the most when I
WhTile Bullard -sad her tamii\ was a huge
support during the rehab prce s. she :till
yearned for the orange rubber in her hands.
Brooks said Bullard hates sitting down
Coach Carolyn Peck knew it as well.
"That's one lady that wants to be on
the floor more than anybody that I've ever
coached." Peck said.
\rhen asked it -he enter con-idered not
returrng to Ganes-vile Bullard'- rep!' u~ a
"[I knew] that I could bring a
strong part to the team, but I
couldn't do it because of my
LIF point guard
'I \\ a conu-ri. back -he said
.-Akd Lt -hr ica- ei er i\omerd about le-
gainmin her to>?ner le, el iot h.iies and peak
playing abilithv Bullaid repled 'No:
Not. Builard I- badi albeit in mnuted
tashion She A.till -it-s .tit Lccasional practice4-
to rest her back But an\ participabon Ls an
impri.\'nemnt o.,ver las-t -eason -n hen he ,\ as
n a dmtterent state
Bui.ird did not loice nri, ligibihth be-
cause ot her 21l0'5 dcparturEi and will sub.e-
quentl, enter LhJs season as a true freshman
Lu,:kd\i tor Bulla.d. L'F alleged tyle htb
her bethtr than the onr the Gators emplo.,ed
!ast -eas:n. .-ter losing lo-po-t maimst.Las
Dalila E-he and Brittan', Da-i LF ha- been
toured into a taster-paced runnmg.iattack
rl .,le ot ba ketball is run-and-bigun.
it 5 g.ioLng to be e\ibng Bullard said. Sha
Brooks -' hen I pars. her the ball. I almost
knows\ it'; an ass'-t. \hen I -see her -hooting I
can iluSt trnm around and go on the other end
and play defense."
Brooks considers Bullard her best friend.
She also foresees having fun with her best
friend alongside her in UF's retooled offen-
"When we're on the court, we know
how each other plays." Brooks said. "So I
know iw hen I'm on the court hle looking
tor me c:onstlntlh W\hen I ha;e the ball.
I'm aka. \ looking to, r her'
IVhen asked if fan- can expect to -ee
a lot of the Bro,-ok-Bullard combination
Peck s mouth curved into a -imule.
"Wo\uldn't that be a great .:ombma-
bo:n' she -aid That i- tht ..
we re hlookini'g fomaid to, ,~ '
diomng. \Ve just don t want .
to proceed too fast and t ''
[i.-e -want toi do tlungs-
the nr.ht %%a, ,
.Although Bullard .
-tdJ n.s-e- Oicasionaj
practic-,e. -enior kim i
Die toutL her presence
alln-l as mohb ath on
'I think she -etl
the ba icr et. ervone
D,-e said ".,ou nucht 0
:onmc ,.ut here and
be -iore or tued but
vou look at LaTova
and you'ree t, ;
fortunate She has- '
a coindibon and to
her it'- lust another
thing but to me it'r
*\Vo-.. you're "uch
an inmspraLtin.' S-he
never nakes it an
e'LC riue." i
Gators look to continue streak after unexpected win
MUF WILL PLAY IN THE
By ALDEN GONZALEZ
Winning is a funny thing.
It can mask deficiencies, make it
appear as if players are getting along
and in the case of the UF men's
golf team make a young team
But leading up to the Isleworth
Invitational in Orlando this Sunday,
Coach Buddy Alexander isn't
"Winning [the PING/Golfweek
Preview Invitational] was great be-
cause it showed to others that we're
capable of competing and that we're
a very talented team. But we're not
great yet," Alexander said.
Alexander has been wrong about
his team before, however.
After an impres-
sive win on Oct. 4,
when the Gators
shot a combined
272 (8 under) on the
Golf final day to claim
the lead, the 28-year
coach was surprised at how soon UF
picked up its first win.
"To be completely honest, I
didn't think we'd win so soon,"
Alexander said. "That was a very
difficult course, and I was pleasantly
surprised at how everybody stepped
up; especially in the last round."
What wasn't surprising was the
play of Billy Horschel. The sopho-
more claimed his second Golfweek
Player of the Week honors after
shooting a 63 (7 under) in the last
round and notching his second tour-
nament win of his collegiate career.
Horschel will accompanyvjunior
Manuel Villegas, sophomores Toby
Ragland and Will Strickler and
freshman Tim McKenney to the
par-72 golf course at the Isleworth
Country Club for UF's fourth tour-
nament of the season.
"That course is long, but it has
Bermuda greens, so the ball should
travel quicker," said Alexander,
SEE GOLF, PAGE 16
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Special Celebration Publication of
the independent florida
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by staying power
W e don't have much in common with that
band of merry men who produced The
University News or the first reporters who
cobbled together The Florida Alligator.
We'll never know what it's like to have the size
of our publication cramped by paper shortages, as it
was in World War II.
We'll never have a newsroom run only by men.
Women are no longer a novelty in the newsroom
- they're calling the shots. Three of the last four
editors have been women with more impressive
resumes than their male counterparts.
We'll never know the anger, confusion and
defiance that accompanied the Alligator's long battle
We're the staff of the Independent Florida
Alligator, the latest generation of a proud professional
bloodline that stretches back to the hardscrabble
days of the News.
The News folded after 11 issues, but its progeny,
The Florida Alligator and the Independent Florida
Alligator, have hung on for 100 years.
The Alligator has a colorful history, one that I,
a former editor, didn't fully appreciate until this
centennial project fell into my lap one morning in
Like the rest of my colleagues, I knew the basics
of Alligator independence, but I'd never learned
the whole story of how we ended up working from
a former fraternity house instead of a plush Reitz
After months of poring through Alligator and UF
archives, and dozens of interviews with the paper's
alumni, the nuances, twists and turns are familiar.
Independence came because there was one other,
unpalatable option: the death of the Alligator.
For a paper that always seemed to be fighting
- for access, for the First Amendment and, most
importantly, for survival this was not an option.
On the following pages, you'll hear from Alligator
alumni about what has changed during the paper's
century of coverage, such as the introduction of
women and minorities to the staff, and what hasn't,
such as the Alligator's deep commitment to open
government and public records laws.
You'll also see the way the Alligator has reported
the news for a century, and also how the Alligator
has, from time to time, become the news itself.
That news has changed too, from those early
collections of club meeting times and sports reports
to reporting that relies on pointed some would say
dogged questioning and in-depth investigations.
The Miami Herald once called us Florida's feistiest
little newspaper, after all.
During the weeks leading up to this special
centennial edition, two coworkers and I invited
ourselves to the pressroom at The Gainesville Sun,
where the Alligator is printed early each weekday
The Sun's pressmen were enthusiastic and
welcoming a reassurance that once the paper
leaves our exhausted hands each night, it's taken
care of until it reaches its readers.
At the dawn of its second century, the Alligator
faces a unique challenge. Its readers are turning
to the Internet for their news, and, once there, are
relying on unconventional sources, such as blogs.
Critics say the Internet will mean the death of the
The Alligator is enough of a chameleon to
seamlessly slip into whatever
new skin this century requires.
Survival is one skill the
Alligator mastered long ago.
Warren Kagarise, a
journalism senior is a former
editor of the Alligator and the
editor of this special section.
Co morwr n;},,
Turning the Page pg. 6
As the nation's largest college newspaper,
the Alligator has shaped and reported UF's
news for a century.
Off the Record pg. 10
Before they were part of the nation's journal-
ism elite, Alligator alumni walked their beats
and paid their dues.
A gator Sports pg. 13
When Gators athletes gained glory on the
fader;'-!0in o" '^K'pr'
c*'/ s firi.-; r
court, field or gridiron, Alligator reporters
and photographers were there to record the
The University News pg. 15
A reproduction of the first issue of The
University News, predecessor to The Florida
Alligator and Independent Florida Alligator.
Sales of justice pg. 22
The Alligator has many enjoyed successes in
the legal arena. Attorney Tom Julin, a former
Alligator editor, recounts the cases.
As you flip through this special
section, you'll notice a timeline
marking notable events during the
last century. Each event is divided
by color depending on its area of
Barber's hand shaped independence era
The Florida Alligator offices were in the basement of the
old Florida Union, now Dauer Hall. Ed Barber was a second-
semester UF freshman when he first entered those offices in
1963. Barber, however, was very different from the rest of the
staff: a married man with a young daughter. His family and
he lived in the converted Wolrd War II barracks on campus
known as FLAVET III where Flavet Field is today.
At 24 he also was older than the other Alligator staff
members, because he had served in the U.S. Coast Guard
before his wife, Judy, and he decided to come to UF. That
decision was to follow his first love, journalism. After years of
being on the staff of his high school newspaper, he was editor
in his senior year, and he was badly bitten.
His enthusiasm and hard work at the Alligator earned him
the position as a reporter, and in turn, the UF administration
beat chief, opinions page editor and executive editor. In 1965
he won a Hearst Writing Award, know as the collegiate
Pulitzer Prize, for an editorial he wrote in the Alligator.
Near the same time, he began to work in the Alligator
production department to help physically ready the
newspaper for printing each night. He was paid only $1 an
hour, but it was a lot more than the $10 each week he was paid
for being executive editor.
But while Judy Barber worked full time outside the
home, that and stretching the Alligator wages, still had to
be supplemented by Barber's continuing to sell his blood and
depending on the kindness of UF janitors. They would give
him partial rolls of toilet tissue when they replaced them with
new rolls. When asked what he did with those, he laughingly
said, "Used them in the normal course of events."
Judy had permission to bring home non-confidential
Sears the independent florida
We inform. You decide.
When Alligator Editor Walker Lundy, far background left,
became editor in 1964, he tacked a series of sheets near his
desk with the descending number of issues left. Shown is
the late night gang pretending to pull the last sheet down
as they put the last issue of'64 to bed.
waste white office paper that Barber used to type on the
reverse side for his class assignments. And two pounds of
hamburger, cooked with rice or noodles, plus different types of
Campbell soups would last them a week.
Barber continued on page 27
Henry Thompson Jr.
PljjiFO -Japanese W;lr
Belgium takes over
Congo Free State.
Henry Ford produces
1908 first Model T car.
Alaska elects a delegate
to US Congress.
19 The University News
Austria annexes Bosnia
I Albert A. Murphree
1909 succeeds UFs first
president. Andrew Sledd.
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored is People founded.
Through the years, the faces of the Alligator staff have
reflected changes at UF and nationwide. From those first
staffs comprised entirely of white men to rise of women
and other minorities in today's newsroom.
of the State of
Florida opens in
News is published
for the first time.
William H. Taft is
Union of South
Africa is formed
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The Florida Alligator
becomes UF's official
1912 Balkan Wars
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passes laws to
reserve 87% of
land for whites.
Arizona & New
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Wilson is U.S.
The Florida Alligator
photographs for the
heir tio Austrian
1914 World Wr I.
Panama Canal I The Florida
ParImrN CanusI 191 5 The Florida
opens. Alligator adds a
King of th
1917 British capture
becomes Baghdad and
e Arabs, Jerusalem.
Past and Present
Editors of the Alligator must do it all: They decide which stories run on page one, direct how the news
is reported, write headlines and most importantly see that the newspaper meets its final deadline
early each morning.
The names of Alligator Editors after The University News moved onto campus and its name was changed to the Florida Alligator:
G.P. Garrett (1912)
Sumter Leinter (1913)
H.L. DeWolf (1914)
R.L. Goulding (1915)
T.J. Swanson (1915)
R.L. Goulding (1916)
Ira McAlphin (1916)
A.L. Hatch (1917)
George Bailey (1917)
S. Stein (1918)
W.M. Tyler (1918)
Duke Williams (1919)
W.M. Tyler (1919)
Dewey E. Dye (1919)
H.G. Ford (1920)
Clifton Johnson (1920)
Truman Green (1921)
J.E. Willett (1921)
Pete Harris (1922)
F.W. Langworthy (1922)
W.R. King (1923)
K.K. Hanson (1923)
J. Hooper Wise (1924)
Gerald H. Bee (1924)
W.L. Carter (1925)
A.M. Laird (1925)
J. Lewis Hall (1926)
Alton Morris (1927)
B.H. English (1927)
W.L. Carter (1928)
Layton Dinning (1929)
G.W. Larimore (1930)
Bill Joubert (1932)
DeVane Williams (1933)
Julian Alford (1934)
E.A. Clay (1935)
Frank Foster (1935)
Bob Hoag (1935)
Bill Chambers (1936)
Tom Leonard (1937)
Joe Scales Jr. (1938)
Frank Klein (1938)
Malcolm McGlasson (1939)
J.W. Hamilton (1939)
Paul Holtzman (1940)
Jack Sweger (1940)
John Brown (1941)
Homer Hooks (1942)
W.E. Conklin (1943)
Ray Clamage (1943)
Jim Berry (1942)
Audrey Hewett (1943)
Richard Turner (1943)
Jack Woerpel (1943)
Eddie Kelly (1944)
Johnny Walker (1945)
Morty Freedman (1946)
Pen Gaines (1947)
Ted Shurtleff (1948)
Bob Browder (1949)
Jack Shoemaker (1949)
Bill Henry (1950)
John A. Baker (1950)
Jim McGinley (1951)
Paul Horton (1951)
Dana Bullen (1952)
Jim McGinley (1952)
Art Smith (1953)
George Bayless (1953)
Gene LeGette (1954)
Art Smith (1954)
Dan Hackel (1955)
Al Quentel (1955)
Bob Chalom (1956)
Don Bacon (1956)
David Levy (1957)
Don Allen (1958)
Lee Fennell (1958)
Joe Thomas (1959)
Dick Hebert (1960)
Jom Moorhead (1960)
Bill Curry (1961)
Neil Swan (1961)
Bill Curry (1962)
Tom Gibson (1962)
DAVID LAWRENCE JR.
Manyanne Awtrey (1963)
John Askins (1963)
Walker Lundy (1964)
John Askins (1964)
Ernie Litz (1965)
David West (1965)
Steve Vaughn (1965)
Ben Cason (1965)
Andy Moor (1966)
Drex Dobson (1966)
Gene Nail (1966)
EDDIE SEARS (1966)
Jim White (1967)
Steve Hull (1967)
Harold Kennedy (1968)
Harold Aldrich (1968)
Dave Doucette (1969)
Dave Reddick (1969)
RAUL RAMERIZ (1969)
Bob Fraser (1970)
SKaren Eng (1970)
Sam Pepper (1970)
Phyllis Gallub (1971)
RON SACHS (1971)
Steve Sauls (1972)
Randy Bellows (1972)
Editors after the newspaper became the Independent Florida Alligator
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Debbi Smith (1973) Jonathan Susskind (1982)
Jim Seale (1974) Adam Yeomans (1983)
David Smith (1974) IAN JOHNSON (1983)
Ron Cunningham (1975) Dana McElroy (1984)
Tom Shroder (1975) Broward Liston (1984)
Brian Jones (1976) Kyle Kulish (1985)
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Deborah Ibert (1977) Joshua Weinstein (1986)
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There are Alligators everywhere
- marching off the press with military
efficiency, zipping down conveyer
belts as far as the eye can see and
hustling across the cavernous room
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out from orange newsracks and greet
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the story begins for the Alligator, but
the paper's lifetime stretches back to
October 1906, when The University
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_ _he News, a student-run newspaper for the
UF community, was born on Oct. 19, 1906,
S the year the university first opened its doors
Today's stacks ofnewspapers are a testament
to the Alligator's endurance from a shaky beginning
as The University News, rebirth as The Florida Alligator
to, finally, hard-fought independence.
Today, the Alligator is the largest college newspaper
in the country.
About a month before the News debuted, UF or
the University of the State of Florida, as it was known
then opened. There were 102 students, all of them
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For the Alligator, history began in October 1906
when The University News was published for the first
time. The newspaper's single front-page story was a
week old, stale even by 1906 standards.
"The University News is an object of mystery and
intrigue," said UF historian Carl Van Ness, referring to
the News' murky origins and brief run.
Advertisements hawked cigars, typewriters and
menswear everything a Florida man could want.
News reporters had a jaunty writing style, and filled
the eight-page papers with inside jokes and bits of
"The University News," an advertisement in the
Nov. 9, 1906, issue began, "A college newspaper that is
sprightly, sparkling and fresh it comes to you twice a
month full of choice bits for your delectation."
Actually, the News printed on a more erratic
schedule, closer to once every two months than once
every two weeks. A yearlong subscription cost $1.
Less than a dozen issues of the News were produced,
and only a brittle handful remains preserved at Library
There is a common thread in those early issues, one
that remains a key part of the Alligator's DNA today:
The team, then called the Alligators, dominated the
front page of the News, even when its players could not
do the same on the gridiron.
But the News, which was not subsidized by UF,
struggled. In advertisements it pleaded for new
subscribers, and chastised others for neglecting to pay
The end was near for a publication its staff once
hoped would become an "excellent, snappy, newsy,
"The News struggled for a bare existence through
some 11 issues before it lost what little backing it had
and disappeared from the campus altogether, never to
return," the Alligator reported on Halloween 1931.
Records detailing the News' demise are incomplete,
and for a few fuzzy years near the beginning of the last
century, there was no student-run newspaper at UF.
Six years after the News' introduction, The Florida
Alligator premiered on Oct. 22, 1912. A summer edition
began three years later.
In some ways, the first-generation Alligator was not
a far departure from the News. Front pages were still
crammed with columns and awash in tiny type.
Under the direction of President Andrew Sledd, UF
continued to grow, though it remained a small, dusty
campus on the edge of a marsh. Malaria was common.
Accounts of YMCA, Glee Club and other student
meetings filled the pages of the biweekly paper.
"The political pot which has been boiling on this
campus since registration day has settled into a slow
simmer following the holding of annual or semi-annual
elections by most of the university organizations within
the past week," reads a page one story in October
Stories were dense, and read more like legal briefs.
"The paper didn't deal with anything controversial;
[it] just didn't press into things," then-UF historian
Samuel Proctor told the Alligator in 1996, when the
paper was commemorating its 90th year. "It was very
straightforward news. In one paragraph, it would write
the name of the club, the name of the building, what
they did, the names of the officers, and that was what
Proctor, who died last year, worked as an Alligator
reporter in the late '30s.
Readers were offered a reprieve in 1913, when the
Alligator published photographs for the first time
- some pictures of the football team and staid shots of
campus buildings such as Peabody Hall.
Despite the bucolic scene the Alligator painted of the
university's early years, a brewing conflict in Europe
would soon reshape campus.
"The War to End All Wars," as World War I was
called, reached across the Atlantic to UF long before
the United States joined the fighting. Many prospective
students "entered the training camps and received
commissions in the new national army," instead of
attending UF, according to the Oct. 10, 1917, Alligator.
The paper was not published during the fall of 1918,
said Van Ness, the UF historian, but was revived at
Amid the gloom and doom, Alligator editors found
humor in their surroundings.
"Advantages of a co-ed. summer term will cause
many to remain," winked a 1919 headline.
At LF i 'he "2- roi',rid in with exploding enrollment
In 1920, the university had 828 students; by the end
of the decade it had more than 2,000.
The Alligator grew as well literally. By the end
of the '20s, the paper was printed on sheets nearly two
feet tall and more than a foot wide.
UF freshman, known as "rats" by upperclassmen,
were skewed each week in the super-sized paper.
"Atrocities," a humor column, roasted the "rats" and
reveled in the period's arcane college humor.
Throughout the '20s, change came suddenly at
Florida's burgeoning university.
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Gators football, on a successful streak throughout
the decade, gobbled up Alligator space, while Student
Government, a concept students had been toying with
for years, became reality and UF's second president,
Albert A. Murphree, died in office.
A heart attack claimed Murphree in his sleep, and
the Alligator funneled UF's outpouring of grief onto the
Murphree's successor, John James Tigert, oversaw
a $500,000 football stadium expansion during those
heady, pre-Depression days. The first 30 rows built for
that stadium remain at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium today.
Perhaps in step with those booming times, the
Alligator carried an advertisement for The Old College
Inn on its front page during the summer of'21.
In 1929, the stock market collapsed, forcing a decade
that once roared to conclude with a whimper.
In the dark days of the Great Depression that
followed, the Alligator responded by publishing an
annual "Gripe and Grievance Edition," in which
students could complain about campus problems.
But the university, which still owned the newspaper,
fretted over possible lawsuits, and warned Alligator
editors they could be fined for any libelous remarks.
A week later, the Alligator griped that "campus big
shots" were the "true sons of Lucifer."
Those campus big shots grumbled as well, especially
about one issue that remains a sore spot 67 years later:
UF's mediocre national ranking.
At a banquet before Gator Growl '39, President Tigert
called UF a second-rate school and blamed the state for
being stingy, according to the Nov. 25 Alligator.
"Some of the best minds in our faculty have left
because of our inability to pay them what they could
get elsewhere," Tigert said.
Though Pr,:,hltiiti.an would keep alcohol illegal until
December of '33, Alligator advertisements tempted
readers with a "safe" alternative: the rich, smooth
flavor of Old Gold and
Despite the busted
economy, young men flocked
to Gainesville. "Huge
freshmen class enrolls,"
screamed a September 1934
athletics and academics
began demanding respect
for the first time.
In 1930, the UF boxing
team brought home the
university's first conference
title, thanks in part to
middleweight Stephen C.
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O'Connell, later a UF
president and the self-proclaimed "emancipator of the
Famed poet Robert Frost and The Yearling author
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings served as guest lecturers in
1938 and 1939. Rawlings who now has a dorm named
after her was UF's first female faculty member.
In the 1930s, long before UF and the Alligator
divorced, the paper and Student Government had a
Nowadays the rival organizations have turned
mudslinging into a verbal art form, but back then
SG and the Alligator had neighboring offices in the
basement of the Florida Union, now Dauer Hall.
The Alligator editor was elected by students, and
just below the Student Body president in the SG
Editor candidates represented political parties,
formulated platforms and campaigned for student
"Student elections were much more exciting then,
with a lot of political rivalry," UF historian Proctor told
the Alligator in 1996. "They tried to be very innovative.
One guy who was running was named Zych, and his
slogan was 'Vote for Frank Zych, you son of a bitch.'"
It *..1 OI.:t...l-~ 1942, and the Umted States had been
unexpectedly plunged into war 18 months earlier.
The Alligator called it "The World War," and the
paper's notices for government war bonds, military-
themed advertisements and a front-page column
titled "You and the War" reflected the changes on the
Ironically, an Alligator poll published four days
before the Pearl Harbor attack showed that more than
80 percent of students did not think the United States
should send planes and pilots to Europe.
Three days after the Japanese attack, the Alligator
issued a draft notice from Tigert. All Florida men over
age 21 were required to apply.
"You and the War" sought to simplify the global
conflict from answering questions about the Army's
physical requirements for recruits to assuaging combat
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The Army set up a troop garrison on the
UF campus, and military drills became a
The Alligator detailed scrap metal
drives, ROTC cadet promotions and
Tigert's November 1942 prediction that
the campus would "go khaki" the following
year meaning that students in uniform
would outnumber civilians.
When World War II ended three years
later, UFs enrollment leapt from about
3,200 to more than 7,000 students. All
told, the newly passed GI Bill would help
triple the number of UF students.
Those numbers were about to get an
even bigger boost.
A typical Alligator front page from the
'40s is a riot of war stories and heavy
headlines, all peppered with references to
Women and African-Americans were
still barred from attending UF, but part of
that policy changed in September 1947.
On Sept. 22, both UF and Florida
State University then the Florida State
College for Women went coed.
Within a year, 1,600 women had joined
the boys of old Florida.
There she was, busty and bashful in
her one-piece swimsuit, reclining above
the ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes and
She was the "Mystery Co-ed," and she
was a staple in the Alligator of the '50s.
Each week, a different woman her
face obscured was pictured in the
Alligator, and readers were tasked
to identify her with clues such as her
hometown, major and dorm.
The winner received four drive-in movie
passes and a carton of Chesterfields.
What better way to welcome UF's new
class of women than with a little friendly
The Alligator made room for women
on its staff, too, but female columnists
usually dished on social goings-on instead
of solid news.
Sports pages from this period are
packed wall-to-wall with tales of
fraternity intramurals, and the best
Gators stories received front-page play.
George Solomon, a UF alumnus and
now a Washington Post sports columnist
and ESPN's ombudsman, remembers
the Alligator's fawning coverage of the
Because there were no professional
sports teams in
Florida at the
was a prestigious
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columns for the
Alligator and worked as a freelancer for
larger newspapers across the state.
The football program earned its first
bowl game bid in 1952, but the joy was
tempered by the sudden death of UF
President J. Hillis Miller the following
Miller, who took over in 1947, lobbied
for more campus construction. During his
watch, Century Tower was built to honor
the hundreds of UF alumni and students
slain in World War II.
In 1959, the university's new health
science center was named in Miller's
honor. New colleges of medicine and
nursing added more students and
The official UF President's House
and Fraternity and Sorority rows were
constructed in the '50s, and the Alligator
accounts of the
building boom. "DoSOi K ft
the building that
provided fodder for dozens of stories.
J. Wayne Reitz succeeded Miller in
1955, emphasizing tougher admissions
standards and more dollars for research.
In September 1958, the first African-
American student was enrolled in the
UF College of Law. Reitz, who had a
close relationship with his students, is
credited for preventing racial tensions
from paralyzing campus.
But Reitz left another, controversial
The president played an important
role in UF's participation with the 1958
Johns Committee, a witch hunt that
investigated faculty and students at
Florida universities for gay or lesbian
Ultimately, nine UF faculty members
were forced to resign. Students targeted
by the committee were either expelled or
forced into psychiatric treatment.
The dark period foreshadowed the
coming decade. For the university and the
newspaper it owned, the honeymoon was
about to end.
"Dorms OK for shelters," the Alligator
declared on Oct. 24, 1962, the ninth day of
the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Radioactive fallout shelters, that is.
The pall of nuclear war lingered over
UF's campus, and the Alligator printed
students' shelter assignments as well as
a letter from Reitz
rsheltem" Headlines railed
stories detailed "Red"
troop movements and
letter writers wrung
their hands over
Cold War fears continued to dominate
the Alligator's coverage weeks after
the crisis had passed. Nov. 1 stories
speculated on the impact of atomic fallout
on Gainesville (minimal) and the amount
of firepower at the Navy's Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, base.
Relations between the Alligator and
Tigert Hall resembled those between the
United States and the Soviet Union.
At UF, the fall of 1963 was the
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The yellowed clippings and faded head-
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The rest unspools behind the scenes,
where young reporters bang keyboards,
push themselves past exhaustion and outrun
deadlines in their rush to get the paper out
For a century, this youthful crowd has been
on the scene with little more than a notebook
and a prayer.
Those reporters, so young when they raised
rabble at the Alligator, have moved on.
Some have died, and others have tossed
up their hands and left journalism in
exasperation. Many hung on, and they now
fill journalism's newsrooms and
The result? Three Pulitzer
Prize winners, a best-selling
novelist, a circuit court
judge, a U.S. congressman,
media executives, newspaper
publishers and educators all
claim the same professional
lineage: the Alligator.
"If I hadn't worked at the
Alligator, I don't know what I
would have ended up doing,"
said David Finkel, a Washington
Post reporter and Alligator
alumnus who won a Pulitzer
Prize last May.
The stories of Finkel and other alumni
compose a narrative that spans a century -
from the birth of the Alligator's predecessor,
The University News in October 1906, to
"What did I learn? Something about hard
work. Setting priorities. Getting things
right. Being fair. Listening. Learning,"
former Alligator editor and former Miami
Herald publisher David Lawrence wrote in
an e-mail. "It was a great head start toward
a subsequent 35 years in newspapering in
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Inquisitive, scrappy and occasionally
unrelenting, Alligator reporters received
a crash course in journalism's basics. The
routine was easy to follow: report, write, edit,
But inevitably, there were close scrapes
and bumps in the road.
Walker Lundy, who served as the
newspaper's editor in 1964 and retired as
the Philadelphia Inquirer's executive editor
39 years later, remembers a time when
the campus watchdog had a run-in with a
By Warren Kagarise
When Lundy was at the helm, the
Alligator occupied the basement of the old
Florida Union, now Dauer Hall. At midnight
each day, a campus guard made his rounds at
the union, kicking out the Alligator staff and
locking the building.
Alligator editors, still in the thick of
deadline one midnight, needed a solution, but
the watchman was not open to negotiation.
Lundy and his team, accustomed to
getting into places where they were not
welcome, found a remedy: They left a window
"Once the watchman was gone, the
smallest staff member would crawl through
the window and unlock the door," Lundy
Until the Reitz Union opened in
1967, the Alligator staff toiled in the
S damp Dauer Hall basement, but the
next generation of journalists wasn't
"I loved it from the minute I walked
in the door," said Margo Pope, who left
UF and the Alligator in 1970 and is now
associate editor at the St. Augustine Record.
"It was everything I thought a college
newspaper should be."
Because of the Alligator's aggressive
reporting and willingness to take on UF
administrators and Student Government
officials, tensions simmered between the
paper and its subjects.
Occasionally, that anger boiled over.
Administrators, then in control of the
on-campus newspaper, tried to reign in
the Alligator by halting stories and firing
"We were children of the '50s and '60s,"
said Yvette Cardozo, the Alligator managing
editor in Spring 1966 and now a successful
travel photographer. "We were the first
generation to wake up and realize that
authority figures didn't know everything."
But in taking on all of UF's
power brokers, Cardozo said,
hey were the paper left its flanks exposed:
"We did not leave ourselves any
UF administrators fired
rked at Cardozo for pranking the
.igaOr. Alligator's longtime enemy.
When reporters tipped off
re their Cardozo to a top secret Florida
Blue Key ceremony, she saw
ies. an opportunity to inject some
humor into the feud between
the Alligator and the then-all-
male leadership organization.
"I put on my best black
schoolteacher-type dress and marched in
there with my notebook," Cardozo said.
Furious members of the elite honor society
picked her up and hoisted her out the door.
David Klein, who worked at
the paper from 1973 to
1977, remembers UF
forcing Alligator reporters
from meetings, skirting
open government laws in
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While Klein was the police reporter,
another Alligator alumnus caused a
few headaches: Carl Hiaasen, then the
University Police spokesman.
"He was a fact to me, an annoying fact,"
Klein said of Hiaasen, now a Miami Herald
columnist and best-selling author.
Today, Klein is the publishing and
editorial director of Advertising Age, the
bible of the advertising and marketing
"There's nothing that comes up ever that
I didn't have to deal with in some way at
the Alligator," he said.
Hiaasen, meanwhile, has gone on to fame
as a columnist for The Miami Herald and
the author of bestselling novels such as
Tourist Season, Strip Tease and Skinny
His next novel, Nature Girl, hits store
shelves next month.
For Alligator staff members who lauded
and lambasted their subjects, there was
more to the news than stroked egos and
Reporters skipped classes, lost sleep,
fell in love and fueled their own ambition
by bringing home prestigious journalism
"The Alligator never thinks of itself as a
college newspaper," said Lynn Kalber, who
worked at the Alligator for two years in the
late '70s. Kalber now handles newsroom
administration at The Palm Beach Post.
Ambition aside, the Alligator also serves
a more practical role. It's an avenue for UF
students to earn experience, or at least
make some sense of college.
Bob Haiman transferred to UF from
the University of Connecticut in the late
1950s with grandiose notions of becoming
But humility intervened.
"I sort of had an epiphany one semester,"
said Haiman, a former St. Petersburg
Times executive editor and past president
of the Poynter Institute. "I thought I was a
good writer but not one with the potential
to become a great American novelist.
And I didn't want to be an OK American
"It was the single most signifi-
cant professional experience
I ever had. I can't emphasize
When Haiman graduated in 1958, he
took up the police beat at the St. Petersburg
Times. By the time he retired in 1983, he
had been executive editor for seven years.
That year, he became the president and
managing director of the Poynter Institute
for Media Studies, the St. Petersburg think
"Although I didn't have the kind of high-
profile career at the Alligator that others
did, it helped me develop my skills and my
craft as a nonfiction writer," said Haiman, a
former Alligator reporter and copy editor.
Joining the fraternity
Not all. journalism students could
easily scale the Alligator ranks. For some,
the staff members' terse reputation and
rundown newsroom were uninviting.
"I was scared to death," said Steve
Orlando, now UF's chief spokesman and a
former Tampa Tribune reporter.
In the fall of 1987, Orlando was a
student in Alligator alumna Jean Chance's
Reporting class, the last one at the College
of Journalism and Communications to use
Chance told him, "The only way to
succeed is to get to the Alligator."
So Orlando arrived in the newsroom on a
frenzied late afternoon.
The freelance editor rifled through a
stack of press releases.
"Here," she said, thrusting a piece of
paper at him. "Do this."
Orlando freelanced for the paper that
entire semester, typing his stories into
ancient computer terminals that had been
passed down from The New York Times via
The Gainesville Sun.
"I was writing a story on deadline, when
someone walked by and kicked out the
plug," Orlando said.
His lengthy story vanished.
Pope, the St. Augustine Record associate
editor, remembers another deadline
In 1966, Pope who covered men's
tennis was typing up a story when then-
UF President J. Wayne Reitz fired Alligator
editor Ben Cason.
A reporter walked through the newsroom
and announced that Cason was finished.
"What should I do?" Pope asked
"Just keep writing," came the reply.
Friction between Alligator editors and
UF administrators was not new. Lawrence,
later The Miami Herald publisher, had
been fired two years before, and Cardozo
would soon follow Cason out the door.
"All those firings came about because
they were trying to be a newspaper and
publishing news the university wanted to
suppress," Haiman said.
The event that would lead to the
Alligator's independence the 1971
decision to run fliers containing abortion
information was years away.
Walking a tightrope
In the meantime, editors and reporters
had other worries chief among them was
keeping their grade point averages afloat.
Cardozo said she slept only every other
night while working at the paper. Pope
jokes that she majored in the Alligator.
"I spent a lot more time focusing on the
Alligator than I did on my classes," said
Keith Moyer, a former Alligator section
editor who is now publisher of the Star
In his office at the Star Tribune, which
serves Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.,
Moyer keeps a photograph of himself sitting
at the Alligator city desk.
"People ask if that's me, and I say, 'Yes,
that's me,'" he said. "Even though in the
picture I have hair and I'm about a hundred
One day, Moyer's future wife walked
into the Alligator newsroom to drop off a
"We had Buddy Davis' editorial writing
class together and that cemented our
relationship," Marilyn Moyer said,
referring to deceased journalism professor
H.G. "Buddy" Davis.
Davis, a former Alligator "fraternity
editor" and columnist, won a Pulitzer in
Alumni continued on page29
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From the 1911 day UF's football team was coined the "Alligators" to Ron Zook's
firing and Urban Meyer's hiring, alligatorSports has always given Gainesville the
finest Gators coverage. While some student-run papers settle for a weekly story or
two on the football team, the Alligator continues to strive for in-depth coverage
of every UF sport. We've brought you "Sports Monday" for your post-weekend
football fix. In 2005, we launched alligatorSports.org in an effort to improve acces-
sibility to stories. We'll be there as the Gators men's basketball team attempts to
repeat as champions and even throughout the quest of UF's cross country team to
take it to the next level.
For a complete list, visit alligatorSports.org
A Reign of Destiny
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Glory Hallelujah Champs at Last
After 90 years of struggles and would-be championship seasons. it finally happened.
Still the only national football title to UF's credit, the Gators dominated the SEC. fell in
the season finale to Florida State and were fortunate enough to have a rematch with the
Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl. UF crushed FSU 52-20.
Not Enough Sugar
Trailing No. 6 Missouri 20-0 heading into the fourth quarter, UF's
first trip to the Sugar Bowl was quickly becoming an embarrassment,
Just when it seemed over, there came, as the Alligator put it, "[Steve
Spurrier] the slow speaking junior All-America." Spurrier fired three
touchdown passes putting UF back in contention. But the Gators
kept going for the two-point conversion, failing each time.
UF fell 20-18. Spurrier set five Sugar Bowl records and was named
MVP despite the loss.
Maybe they were swim-
ming in Gatorade be-
cause the UF swimmers
exploded in the 1984
Los Angeles Olympics,
capturing a total of 13
gold medals. Mike Heath
and UF swimming leg-
end Tracy Caulkins led
the way with three gold
March 17, 2000
A year after making it to the Sweet 16,
the Gators were about to bow out in the
first round to lowly Butler. Down 68-67
in overtime and with the clock about to
expire, Mike Miller hit a driving jumper
off the glass to give UF the win that
would eventually propel them to the
championship game. ESPN Classic still
airs the game. and SportsCenter recently
ranked it the ninth-best shot in NCAA
Equal Playing Field
The late '60s were a stunning time, and the Alligator pages were filled
with stories of racial wars, protests and a new age in the South. The SEC
was one of the last conferences to integrate, and in 1969, UF signed
its first black football player, Leonard George. Willie Jackson soon fol-
lowed and became the first black athlete to actually play a down.
A Woman's World
Pre-1972, women's sports received virtually no press. Right around
the time the Title IX legislation passed making it mandatory for uni-
versities to have an equal number of male and female athletes, the
Alligator coverage increased. The common story was one of a female
tennis player doubling up as a cheerleader.
Eventually women's sports would help UF become one of the best all-
around sports schools in the nation. Women's tennis, golf and soccer
would all win national championships, and basketball and volleyball
became top-notch sports.
UF scores 144 points.. in football
On one insane day in Gainesville nearly 100 years ago. UF football
coach G.E. Pyle led the Gators to score 22 touchdowns against
Southern College (now Florida Southern). The Alligator dubbed it
the highest scoring game ever for a game played in the South. Believe
it or not, it doesn't even touch the national record of 222 points
scored by Georgia Tech in a shutout trashing of Cumberland.
The Swamp Arrives
After UF's breakout season of '28, the Gators needed a large stadium to
accommodate the ever-growing fan base. The Alligator writers seemed
saddened that Fleming Field's "long and colorful history" was coming to
an end, though many great moments would be waiting at the state-of-
the-art Florida Field.
But some things never change, because the Alligator's headline a week
before read: "Campus Aroused Over Seating." It seems students weren't
happy with their allotted seats.
Mary Wise Hired
At the time. Wise's hiring as the new volleyball coach warranted just a
blurb in the sports section Little did the Gainesville faithful know. Wise
would turn the volleyball team into a national powerhouse But Wise still
hasn't won a national championship. The team's best finish to date was the
national runner-up season of 2003
A UF All-American
Defensive end Dale Van Sickle became the first All-American in UF history. From the
Alligator: Consolation for the Gator defeat at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers
came in the form of the 1928 All-American selection announced last night by the
Associated Press, with Dale Van Sickle earning a first team berth at the end."
Van sickle helped lead the Gators to an 8-0 record before being upset by the Volunteers.
For the season UF outscored its opponents 324-3 1.
Gators Net Championship
The Gators shocked the better part of
the men's college basketball universe
when they won the 2005-06 national
championship. Using a group of under-
rated players who fed off unselfishness
and chemistry. UF routed UCLA 73-57
en route to the school's first-ever na-
tional title and a 33-6 record. Joakim
Noah quickly became a household
name and face as he blocked six shots
against UCLA and was named Most
Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
Wilkerson top in the land
Brad Wilkerson could hit. Brad Wilkerson could
pitch. And the NCAA decided Brad Wilkerson
was the best player in college baseball for the
After batting .347 with 23 home runs and 70
RBI, Wilkerson won the Rotary Smith Award
given annually to the best player in the nation.
He was the first player at UF, and the first in the
entire state of Florida to ever win the award.
Wilkerson led UF to the College World Series in
his final season.
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Christian Dreier Departs
In the grand scheme of UF basketball, Drejer's shocking mid-season departure to Spain meant little. Drejer,
a highly sought prospect out of Denmark, turned out to be a talented, but underachieving forward at UF.
He shocked the college basketball world by departing his team less than a month before March Madness
to sign a lucrative contract in Barcelona. While the Gators would move on, Drejer's landmark exodus was
felt all over the NCAA, making teams much more weary of signing European players.
Maxwell nets the record
When Vernon Maxwell -
passed Ronnie Williams for Go6ors faol
UF men's basketball career
scoring record, it wasn't
mentioned in the Alligator's :-.
basketball headline. But just ai dump
two years later Maxwell, by M'S' .
far the UF's all-time leader .-
in points, would have his ;
title stripped by UF athlet-
ics director Bill Arnsparger.
The move was extremely
controversial and many
people involved with UF
basketball believe Maxwell's
records should be restored.
The Alligator continues to
recognize Maxwell as UF's
all-time scoring and steals leader.
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The Florida Flop
It left UF fans thrilled,
Miami fans outraged and
John Reaves a legend. UF
unlikely UF would get the -.
quarterback Reaves need-o -
ed e1 yards for the NCAAt
career passing yards re-
cord, but Miami, down
45-8 had the ball with I:
10 remaining. It seemed
unlikely UF would get the .
ball back, so Coach Doug G.I'
Dickey ordered the Gatos.
defense to fall to the
ground and allow Miami I d
to enter the end zone
UF did the get the ball. Reaves broke the record, and Miami fans
are still angry to this day.
The axe for The Zooker
Coaches have come and gone in UF football history, but Zook's extremely
public hiring and ousting made his career in Gainesville one of the most
memorable, and for all the wrong reasons. Zook's third and final season be-
came ESPN's favorite joke.
First, Zook was accused of threatening a fraternity after a mini-brawl between
frat members and football players. T-shirts reading "Zook for frat house presi-
dent" went on sale. Then, the Gators lost to Mississippi State, one of the
worst teams in Division I -A football. Two days later Zook was axed, although
he remained to coach out the reason of the season and actually went out on
a relatively respectable note.
Zook's Last Stand
FSU's stadium was renamed Bobby Bowden Field, but the already-fired Ron
Zook stole the show. The embattled Zook lead Uf to a surprising 20-13
victory against the Seminoles. In the process, Zook did what Steve Spurrier
never could win in Tallahassee.
King Steve Crowned
Spurrier passes, Spurrier kicks. Spurrier
runs, and Spurrier put UF on the map.
Spurrier became UF's first Heisman
Trophy winner. Purdue's Bob Griese was
considered the favorite much of the year.
but Spurrier came on strong in the end
and took home the coveted award.
Quarterback Danny Wuerffel wasn't
the biggest football story of '96 the
national championship topped all plots.
But Wuerffel did walk away with the na-
tion's top prize, winning lust the second
Heisman Trophy in school history.
Wuerffel passed for 3,625 yards and 39
In or out:
FSU's Lane Fenner Denied
Forty years later, FSU still hasn't forgot-
ten the controversial ruling that gave UF
a 22-19 victory against the Seminoles in
Tallahassee. To the day, it's considered a
nFSU victory in the Seminoles media guide.
With 17 seconds left FSU receiver Fenner
apparently caught the touchdown that
would have likely propelled the Seminoles
to victory. But the referee ruled Fenner out-
of-bounds, prompting a riot in Tallahassee
and jubilation in the UF locker room. On
Sunday photos in both the St. Petersburg
Times and Tampa Tribune appeared to show
Fenner in bounds.
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VOLUMBi I. GAINsSVIILB, PLORIDA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 to06. NO. 1.
OPENING OF UNIVERSITY.
Attended With elaborate Program and
Much Ceremony. i i
Speeches by Flridas Fasorite Smve--That of It o. NP.P Brya Being
Replete with Good Ponts is Reproduced for the
B enfit of eor Readers,
Thursday of last week was one
that will remain green in the metm-
ory of Gainesville people for a long
time to come. It was the day set
apart for the public celebration of
the opening of the University of
the State cf Florida in its new lo-
cation on the beautiful site one
mile west of the Court House, and
just over the city limits of Gaines-
ville. For several days the citizens
were engaged in preparing for the
event, the stores outside and In
were decorated profusely with the
colors of the University and ap-
propriate mottoes were in frequent
evidence. A large number of stu-
dents had already reported and
these wih their friends and rela-
tives added considerably to the
crowds upon the streets. The
Committee of Arrangements had
formulated an attractive program
of exercises, secured a fine band
and the ladies-as is always the
case-were active in promoting the
success of the day, by arranging a
reception with refreshments to be
enjoyed after the speaking. Short-
ly after dinner everyone began
wending their aa., toward the Un-
iversity grounds, and by three
o'clock. the hour set for rhe open.
iig of the pr- tn L.air.Crsltcr
9,5,i (la elscalt -,aelrtaa t.our-a hid
2Live uipSFc"am %. a U-l Lea '11y.
The large hall in one oif he coin
peeled bulldutgi was arranged for
ibe arcn'.1cn l d wnd pcke-d to
over towing, many being unable
to secure seats. After a benedic-
tion by the Rev. T. I' Iay of the
Presbyterian chnrci, tit Hlon. W.
W. Haripton, wao itrtrduced and
made one of the fittest welcoming
addresses ever listened to by the
people of Florida. It is to be re-
gretted that it is impossible to pub-
lish his remarks iu hill, for they
would make exceltientt reading and
a good reference for rising oratols.
Mr. Hampton class-d the day as
a "red letter" one in the history of
Gainesville and expressed his
pleasure in having the duty thrust
upon him of welcoming the dis-
tinguished gentlemen present, as
well as the sttalents. He hen re-
ferred to the birth of the Backham
bill, and the indignation of the
people at the tltotghts of losing
the time honored East Florida
Seminary with its many loving and
sacred memories. The people how:
ever accepting the inevitable then
bent their energies, under tihe
management of Muaor. W. R.
Thomas, W. N. Wilson and other
progressive men, to secure the
coveted prize of the new Universi-
ty. We won a glorious victory,
as is witnessed today by these
magnificent buildings, and lor
these "carved for eternity," he
was bidden to declare our fraternal
appreciation of tihe noble work
done by the Board of Control.
Mr. Hampton extended hearty
greetings to the student body and
extended them the hospitality of
the town, our homes and firesides,
and hoped that when they left the
University they would carry with
them a tender spot for GaineaviUe
end her people.
His Excellency. Gov. N. B-
Broward followed in an address
upon "Education and citizenship"
which delivered in that plain
convincive manner characteristic
of the speaker, and brought many
pljin every day, matters to the
fem and indelibly imprtm e them
in the mindsof his audience. Pres
idenit A. A. Mlrphree of the Flori-
da Formale College was the aext
speaker on the program, and
delighted every one with his orator-
cial display in handling the subject
"The U:-ity of the State School
System. Hou. N. P. Bryan,
Chairman of the Board of Control
had for his theme "The University
of the State of Florida," and we
were fortunate enough to secure a
greater part of his rentarks, which
we present to our readers. Mr.
"PFlorida, a a State, is sity-one yvers
old. The act of Congress which admit-
ted ler into the Unoun, recognizing the
value of elncation, alade provision for
two semintarie of learning, one east aud
oe west of the Saiwannee River. The
one east was located at Gaitesville; the
one west, at Titlahasei. The state then
proceeded to wander and roam in the
educational field for tixty year., having
establihed in that period of time, in ad-
ditlon to these memintariet, institutions of
learning, for the education of the white
children of the state, at Lake City, De-
Puolak Springs, Hartow and St. Peters-
burg, and made appropriation for at least
one other. Then came the Legislature
Long before, it hiat become apparent
that so many institutions of similar am,
parp-ee ar .1sOp. ere nor ctl' arTers-
eart, tial *-iS e -a-.1ar lit- .rrbla 1 .i
welt. Ilntra.1 of e r..rarnnu' at -i
tlead, re Eere tatsral tomprltf' *i i
tsllglioat, ith..ut l ystes,, tri t .t r, -
MR again erach elber, .n.1 il- a,, g. the
.ie r t. ri .e -s l.,ln c cIa.- r on
Iheir warfi. o.ur p.t' ialt as r.i..=
unprecedented, anomalous. Without
meaning, or asaoting to ly. that these
ilitotimon were of no beefit, but frank-
ly conceding that much good was accosm-
pliahed, I do asert that thia benefit was
at tenat ectional. if not local, in charac-
Then came the Buckman Bill, drastic
in its provisions, seemingly cruel to its
abolition features; but I verily believe
wise in theory and statesaan-like in
rerting these conditions which had
grown up anong ua. Its great central
Idea ia concentration.
And so we have come back to GDties
ville and Tallahassee for locat-on-.
Gainesville, beautiful in her sorround-
ings, patriotic, enthtuiastic, hig-heartedl
Oinesville opens wide her doors and
bids the boys of the State welcome.
Likewise ToIallhasae, tile favored
child of the slte, rich in history anri
iraoition, cultlretd ad refined, prenCes
to her bosom tihe girls of the State, and
tus them i welcome.
We have now a complete systenl of
ltucation, beginning in the primroar de
parunent of the gratmmar school, vro-
grcorstng through the high school, anil
elt;inrg in tlhe Florida Fertle College for
tlt grrli and the University of tie State
of lorida for the boys.
iWhere there have heretofore been A
few )ocalities asd sect:as vying with
each other for advantage asl prefermentt.
let all localities and all sections work to-
gether in harmnimy for the ndverntnfnet
of all the inistiotiont of higher ie~ dolnton
aupporttt by the Stare. 'Where then
have heretofore been li:terntea and dii-
cord: let there be rcuuonliation anm.
unity. Let's have peace.
"Blt." you tsk, "why not leave the
ease of higher education to Stetsou sadr
Rollinst and the others college and uni
veraiiea of thia and qther states?" Yon
say it is botren enough to pay the run-
ting expenses of the state, withioth being
called npoan and required to elocate
other peoples' chl'lren, Why tax for
this purpose? Why lhnvt a State U!nt-
versaty at all? VWly?
This is an olld question, hot the answer
to it I very plati atn s.litile. The
asue duty rests upon thie state to o1-o.
plete the education of lir rfan e citirin
al to begin It; cnl tie reares in Nxlth
cass i that an ilucntel motn ruiiasr a
better eittien than an rwinelut l lst or
"Au political por"ns inherent itt thie
peAipl." Ths country tis govurcld bit
th.e -wll d she peafte. am1 Is eIstr to
-haegrmad tgmenaser we--nathe h s-
Coned pled of the Ualverslty of florida.
teligent wills, treated mindt educated
intellects What power can be more
concerned in the existence and mcn-
tenance of thte condition than the gov-
ernment itelf- the State?
The state recognies private and see-
tarran colleges and univeritttes as vas-
atll co-ltboers it this great wore, and
'. > t barseju enes, hot' claims fcr *:
-.u ir.itllutiou arn rqua lmner5st In
i- v l I DJI Lfi c La I -r w l eli-.j
.vr elr.cnir o3 1r 01dllftiv1p
ta FJrcnlli staindl I ibf Real ni the
t.t-hern States in primary educatioo,
Sr she picpaes to stand the equal oi any
*a .i r ,r, collegiate and osiersity
This la the age of the specialist The
o-called learned profeuasons cao no
longer monopoly the the tchnict lntre-
ion of our colleges and universities. but
provision rmstalso be made for the cn-
pert in other callings, such as teaching,
engineenng, pharmacy and agricaltre,
The time is past when "a soft hand in a
kid glove" is the badge of a gentleman.
It is no longer andigRified to hlboe.
We, as a people, are pecllatrly depeod-
et upon skilled labor in almost every
calling of life.
From Pensacola on the west, in whose
splendid harbor can foat the varies of
the world, on down through the--as yet
--ndrained Evergladle, amd beyond to
Key West, the new Rate-way to the
countries sotth of us, Dame Nature boas
bestowed her choucest blessings. No
land possessed of superior natural re-
source is to be found on the face of, the
habitable globe. It wonld be easier to
mention the few we do not than to enum-
erate the many we do enjoy. Her
golden fruit and her leecy staple, greet-
ing each other on their way to the
nmarkct of the world; her climate, tee
coast, comnMerce, forea phosphate,
vegetables, fruit and agrienltural and
pastur lands, proclaim as a happy,
prosperous and contented people. .
With all these retoutres, Florida has
only began to be the great state she Is
drstioed to become. These reonaroes
will he developed by educated people;
.iy our own educated people if we ar
wisc; by educated people from elsewhere
tf we are not wise. Will our people
take advantage of these opportunities.
or will they be content to be servant
and deptndnte of other-? Will they 1
leader, or will they be unskilled day
Ltabrers? They winl I leaders, antl I
will tell you why. The people of this
state are inferior to no people in oleotal
and moral el
They had te pluck to meet, with ns-
complatioiug. plntudl patlenre. coarige
and determination, the dinaatrou, freeze
of 1I95, which swept away i- a inle
atght the ateruulatloae of a lIf-time of
inarl, pioneer work, and in a chort de
etle have utade the achblevmeots of the
present rival the glormi of tbe peat, tO I
withluro taking up a collection to r liece
their saBffed"i ither.
Theae people will t to it that their
chhilirc are equipped to take par t Ihe
.cire.ucxnts of the future. Thr4r sons
will hie lket-e In tie PlorIul of Lb f A
t-ur J*e4 a- thir ahelis hwris bIc
leader i the Florida of the past.
The purpose of this Uoiverity sl to
educate the young men of the state and
to asMsst this development.
And it is Intended that the notraction
here gien hall be eqoal to the best
saywbe e. We have a loyal hlardwork-
Ie faculty, specialist in the subjects
aa y -*h abr we halve -oitetet butiigAn
to geti a ng with until bthe .eal t-sor.
denti board and lodging are fNtauetin
at coat, and I think you waI agree with
me that a more excellent dormitory ean-
ot be fotnd anywhere. It hoa not been
the purpose of the board in charge to
erect showy, expensive buildiaga, but we
believe we have tpett the State'. money
wisely in plain, comfortable, atbslantial.
permanent structurmes The campos is
laid off with theieaof permaoancy. W
have ample groods for all present and
sfutre pirpoaeo. Other depariotents
will be added as needed.
Thie l a pabilc inoallttion for the bco.
et of all the people It makee no difl
ference how poor you are or how ric you
are, Jfat o you are a getileman un are
willing to work,
Ifa boy goes out of Plorida to get as
education now, it is becaous hrs wants to,
cad not beeauebe hau to or ouglt to do
The dvantages to a citizen of this
State of an edureaoq obtained tn it over
an edcatin obtained ott of it are vir
dent. \vl fIt he gets thbrogh, ha doesn't
feel like 'an 'tranger in a stange land "
Ue has ert q te acquaintance with men
who wilt be hia anbciates, for life. He
feels liktve is at home and has an in-
tertat in bia naitve State, her nstitatlons
and her people.
This, in hrief, is what theState through
her Univeiraty offers her young men.
ad i rretlu abe expects tham to be
uefutl, oorligt citiseAc. She csanot ask
more. They cannot afford to be lem.
It may be ggested that all this corl
momey. Of corse It does, but Ji is
worth iL f~Eucatio is cheap t at ay
pri. lnoan sth n e costly, the ex.
petsi thing. It ia always and every-
where true that the people who speud
mrnt to education are the richest, most
.pon rfil and neMt pIroreaive people;
while thU vici.es and crlamlnt classm
corealtnt exclslively froIm the Itgo-
rant people. I trnnree begets crime.
sore money will e s*put by the tampay
era this year in tbe pro-artion of c hir
nas int the two counties of Dural and
Hill)torogh alone, then ill be spent
by the tapayera to support thin pniveni
by wervug alt the forty-six comtiUc of
Another thtg: Sitee the paeaSge of
the SBoctma Bsl tib Gqvernmenrt of the
United 4atea h as pent vltly moe
mroey for tihe educarora of Floriba boy
than hare the taxpayer oe the Slate.
It anybody wanto to establish a t &rlt
hd this tLUakerity or eect a boildtg,
well aod gooi. t will be daly appitrea-
tedl a we wil am it aritur him. Bat
if sanc Send fairtans sif pas m by, we
will il malatat thitsate 11tat lt abIs a
to maer for hermwr.s
1tem Itso e Wm e i than namem-p.
Yontg men-o high character, with skill- lWhy, the people of Jacksonville. bh
ed hands and trained mind are worth lately stricken ly a great fire, only last
mome to the State than all the piled-up April gave out of their aecessitlt about
wealth of the merely rich. Yon cannot l15,1O1i,MIt to relieve suffering it far-away
oolk into the bright face of a Florida Ctlifo ai. Surely the people of lori
boy, poor ancd aceorrt though he nay out of the .buh r.tnc' c wshkih tbe
be..strggling to pay for his own educe. Lord has blersse them, will gladly con.
lion, determined to do r die, and prop- tribute to supply the ueceesities of their
heay the power for good, the service to own blood and lane.
Lh t:. ilntlr it.1 li I 1, jir thelr uIn I wouhl that I hlad the gift of oratory
his .y ard generafrom 'll and carrying conviction, to tie hearts of
I am aot one of those who fear that onr people that nianhoodti above money:
the people, represented to the Iegis l- that a good narte is rather to be chosen
ture, wilt rnarl to foster, support and then great riches; that "sound morals is
asitlain their public institution. Vou, the basis of grod citizenship; "thlt"
air, (turnltg to the Governor) are not the liberty hath no ablling place save in the
Governor of a miserly, niggardly people, intelligence of the people."
but of a people who have ever been con- "By their fruits ye sh-tl jge tbem'."
trolled in soch nlatters more by patriot- Tle hope and pride of thil University
stm than by veKlfihnes: more by great- will center in the young -iei, who now
hearted liberality than by ctlculating, and from time to ture h-erefter, a-ail
eloss-fisted stinginese themselves of the privileges here o
I believe the next Legislalore will freely tendered.
want to be satisfied that the appropria- May they represent her with credit
tion asked will be necessary for the pro- while here, and cwhe they leave, to re-
per equipment an, maintenance of the turn in the capacity of stlullns no more,
institutions tepiporarily unrer our care; may thy go forth, tith her ce tlificata
but I do not believe that we will be that they are worthy. well rqlripptid to
placed in the attittle of begging for the ltae their place as lea.lar "in tile
young ien and yoanlg women of the several pursits and professiolt of life "
State. May it soon be tie proud privilege of
Two years ago Only one out of several this Univeraity, though the i..lrumentrlt-
prloosed conltitutioinal amendments ity and by the mighty power or lhrt.
was adopted by the people, but that one great tlate, voiclnthe i the i thec people.
carried by trermeodouso majority; an it to lmlke it easily possible for every
was to tao thesnarlves, to raise the con- worthy young mal wtthin her hoters- to
atitutiosal millfge to aid in the cause of secure a furst clss UInivt rsity chlication.
public education. Continued on Third Page
TER unvicnam 11 1311W OOTOZ1it 19 iO
THE UNIVESY NIWS 7 h hat bth shall be given:
l~t 'e'll take it.
Palthad ami-mintly (on Frdday)
Mr. Day of Jacksaoville com-
A. cCL.nS VANS EDITO plains that his dog hs bean killed.
SAM A. SANBORtN -. ASSOCIATB vdently he believes that every
S$ubrCptio .00 yO rw ir daace dog should have his day and every
Day his dog.
In thus coming before the public
we have no apologies to offer, for This school never has had a
none are necessary. But we have newspaper; it may be a question
many thanx to give to the good whether or not it has one now.
people of Gainesville for their
hearty and loyal support of this We are all sometimes filled with
enterprise which they have deemed the best spirits one way or the
worthy of their assistance. We other. The most desirable kind at
were commended in our nndertak- this time, however, is good old
ing by Dr. Sledd, president of the college spirit.
University, and we have been en-
couraged by all patriotic college The Female College, at the last
men. In return we shall offer the hearing, had enrolled 136 of Plori-
best we have in each issue and da's fair damsels, representing
hope in the course of a few months, more tban thirty countlel Now
when we are in better running those Tallahasee Bean Brommels
order, to publish a paper unexcelled will purchase Hylers, Nannallys.
by any school. The students are etc., in a very strenuous manner,
the contributors, and from the we gnesa
students come almost our entire
support in this line. Anon, then This being our first assue, we
wil appear articles graciously have no exchanges to dip from;
given by the faculty or others in- but in the hereafter we hope to be
terested, but as a rule this paper in position to give yon the cream
wil be by the students, of the stu- of other college publications.
dents, and for the students.
Students, you are earnestly re- Our sisters at Tallahassee "bet
quested to write something for us to it" in the college publlcatior
your school paper. Who knows i'e by starting up last year; hI
whether you are a genius or not? we'll catch up with them by June
Nobody. The thing to do is to by printing curs bi-weekly whit
get down to it and write a story, they have theirs monthly.
an article, a poem, something We wish to call the attention o,
fnny, interesting, who cares so it ll of our eaders to the excellen
is of interest to the general public speed of Hn. P. Brya
Don't say that you desire no fame. of n
Grapes are not always sour that Chairn of the Board of Control
on the first page of this Issue. I
require a little working to obtain the slang, he made t ten .
them. Just do your best. Angels e n mde ten pi
could do no more. It is your duty
to try. Your duty to your college
whic Joters .Thisjonrnalwill seldom dabbL
which fosters you, your parents This journal will eldo dabb
who look for the best that is in politics, as we owe our existe
you, and to your God from whom to those dangerous things, and ,
come your talents, turn of the mighty crank or crankt
A school isn't worth much with- may mean the death of al of us.
out college spirit. A college news- We solicit and are very glad i3
pa. the bet ru lu In the Weoltadareery glatem i
world to engender this spirit, as o a
.. ..... esays or stories written by th
well as for advertising the school. essays or stories written byth
.A ,CLsUU ,I,| ,* ; t.'i ert fi
They realize the power of the sponsible for what is said thr
printer's isk. They see that they these columns aswe do not endorse
mlst put north their highest and all the ideas and opinions that have
best efforts to make a good show- been or will he expressed.
ing before the public. It causes We re always open to sug
e-od iva ly. and maker. beer gestion Or criticism.
We are in for, sad shall always:
The Florida College for women endorse athletics In any way we
advertises as embracing many can. We are great believers it
things, but we notice with regret good, clean athletic sports, aind ar
that University Students are not glad to give space in our columns
among the things so fortunate. to any matter which will advance
Is there any chance. Dr. Murphree? the cause. We call especial attend
tion to the article by Athletic Di
When yro get np in the morn- rector, Posythe, in this issue, and
ing and start to "come clean" for hearty endorse all that he says.
the day. repeat this with a sancti- Truly, a college is widely known
monious contortion of your physi- thru the men who represent her or
ogonmy. the field or in the parlor.
-Waa tin ..r 0-at wreuLd Itt ou.e i
It etr iowa tns wrl jn iti sa "Man can not live on bread
It may do you and your school alone," nor can a newspaper de
some good. pend on asubtriptions alone, bul
we do depend a good amount on
A University needs a publication them, as we are judged almost atl
about as bad as the Devil needs a together by our circulation. A
conscience. It can afford to do lla ar meant little to you. bu
without it as well as a fiddler can several of them come in handy is
do without his resin. We have running -a newspaper. Show the
the fiddle; help us supply the proper spirit by sending us your
resin, and wt will have some one dollar for a year's subscription,
Talk up the University News
All the students seem "tickled You can help us by talking good
to death" with Gainesvlle, and things aboot us. Only one dollar
the good people here are very so- per year fr a good, deam, spicy
thuanistic over the University. newsy, college publication. Sent
We can only hope for such har- to any address upon receipt of
monits accord forever, and w are price. vey student in the school
sore that such will be the case. ought to take this paer, as well
This is an ideal college town, and as all the patrons. Help us out,
we hope the school will stay right we can't ran a paper on sympathy.
here always. The Board of Zo. It ta money, and a plenty of it.
rol selected very wisely indeed. understand that a movement
We undenstaud that a movement
Some few are squirming under is on flot to Jorm a Dramatic Club,
the strict Military dacipline which and Glee Club. Don't let them
i being administered at the schoo drop tha fellows They are
in regular doses; bat there are something which every school
none who fail to reaie how much hold have There is excellent
of a man it makes of a fellow, "d material in the school for both, and
how much better it i to be under we should be able to put on the
ani irtn rule- than nnder noe at all. stage several plays, mistress, etc.,
w.- are glad to see that if there i. efheh the year is over. It is an-
ti, he any Military at all, it is the other means ol advertising your
right k&nml and no play. schoo. See to it at on
70 OUR ADVERTISERS
We believe that it pays to ad-
vertise; w are glad to see otber
people that do. We are grateful
to all who have placed their cards
in our paper, and we are sure that
they.will come out winners a
hundred fold. We urge all stu-
dents and those interested in this
journal to do their trading with
those who have patronized us.
They have helped you. students, by
helping your paper; now show
your proper spirit by helping them.'
Some firms of every kind of abui-
ness have given us support. Now
help them by giving your trade
over into their hands. Several
whom we have broached on this
subject have arrived at the conclu-
sionathat they are going to get all
the college trade anyhow, so let
them labor under this Impression
untit yon have undeceived them by
trading elsewhere. Look over
your paper before buying or come
to us and we will direct you aright.
That will be showing the proper
college spirit. That will he show-
ing those people that they can't
expect everything from you and
give you nothing. Cut the proper
caper and let your money go to
those who take an interest in
you more than to get what you
have. All contributions, sugges-
tions, subscriptios, advertisements
or other matter may be handed to
the editor on the street, mailed to
him, left at "The Oaks," or drop!
ped in The Elevator office, and all
will be gratftlly received.
for Ltve of Poodle.
anr Nlieolas Lou worthbetterksow
aa the President dasihter to getting the
Casinc as had as the otheir.metmbea
ofthe start set. IJst now according to
prs despatehbethe LXougwoths are very
mch disturbed over the fact that their
pet poodle, Manca, is losing bi hbair:
A very eminent physician has bee called
to atted "d-sote" ad atireuso eaftt
are being made to aves the b ir. A-
Nicbola Longawoth is viry hald himsadt
he can pbuaebly sympathige wii the
Say, old college g
Schum, don't cuss if
strings; just coe in
and we will (iveyou l
a new pair charng
it un to frioland |
SH YDE -rENC
W. C. Buie
Cold Drinks Confectionery,
Cigars and Tobaco.
W. M. JOHNSON
AND DEALERS IN
Palet MgaLd&Ns. 0r@gh' k S ais
Frw md ToMe kh&a.
RtaB FA IBB tbis Cotas 0* k
Agsac for tear's mles
Our Rug Department is brim
full of the latest creation in
Get out Prieme
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E CGON PANY.
ATTORNI AT LAW.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW
Practice a botb Federal and
Da. DEVERE B. MORRISS
OSfie over Marcn Eaedls.
Nothing But the Best
Oysters Steaks Ohops
CARTER AND LAYTON
wCYiES AI cIE1mMt Go s0s.
All repairing done prompt-
ly. Electrical work of
I13 West Union St.
4. K. BROOKS
Dry Goods, Shoae, etc.
NEW YOR RACKET
Baaeeot Stcea as arth
Vi... Irw ..r *'. -- IUW
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Sooth-east Cor. Square
L,. J. B h lrmn,
inj wBS rm. smiTHi
frym ticket to iie Sia
Special ate mad Mnts for Stadenat
115 Bast Union St.
1L IL DEAN
Only White Barber in Town.
POSTr OPPICB BUoc.
J. W. MGCUN & Go-.
SOUVENIR POST CARDS,
Agents Nnanallys'. ine Candies.
J. BODIFODB &- GO.
Fancy Goods, Toilet Artices,
Perfauses. esc. Agents Nun-
naly's -Pine cOndieat
104 E. Liberty Street
Ducks, Ten Pins and other Games
D. G. EDWARDS,
Livery, Sale and Feed Stables
Special Attention to University Men.
J. D. Matheson
.EsOn ANhD tA. THER STORN
For E-ise, Durability and Style
E8I6 QUWMY SnOE
For Men and Boys. Shoes of all
Grades at Right Prices.
Saunders & Earle
WEOLMS&AL AND FSTAtIL
Fencg and t6aple QueuPia
Queensware and Glassware
Agents For Leading Bicycles.
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Lowaey's Fine Candles
National Biscnit Co's Fine Cakes
CHAS. W. DUVAL
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1At e il sad asg fma
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na~h a" Ma4ns076 nla M-&,
vi.sad coatta. mva ..' trta,
Gabesilil -- Floeift
Draw. Soap. Bshom, Cob erf. ts.. School Boan sad baeh baSpHa.
A. J. VIDAL'S
Drug and Book Store
ar eet Male and Liberty Stre& GAINESVHtLA. lPouA
UV.IV.1SITY of PF.ORT A
A High Grade Institution for Young Men
Literary, Scientific and Engineering.
Strict Military Discipline.
Por Catalogue and information address
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MTF1ritfXa 31T. 1NTOI=;.0WltCy31O T
Novelties, Books, Stationery
Souvenirs, Sheet Pictures,
and Picture Frames ..
BUTJ uKJSOBB 16t.
N. F. DUTTON & CO.
Do a general banking business, buy and sell Foreign and Do-
mestic Exchange. The accounts of banks. baInks, corpor-
ations, farmers. merchants and others received on favorable
terms. Special facilities for making collections on all acelsl-
points in the United States.
UIPfERITY HEADB QUgATER
Books, Stationery Novelties,
Souvenirs, Cigars, Tobacoo,
Candies, Cold Driniks
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"oTrE UNWINSZlfT NXW maVInY. 6OUbM 10. 1906
Il 6 ~ OF fOOT-mL. inculcate control of temper, and
SYIJ.LA. FM lYWI Stilnti of pas- you..y it
aA r ssa, is detripnenental to a mauns studying
as a student, I challenge you to ex-
Neary ten years ago on a cold, anmte and compare the avfC*ge
drizly day, the writer of this ar- record of the foot balt players
tide stood In the grand stand at with the average of those who do
the Park in Columbia, and with not play-more than thib,' I assert
about nine-tenths of the lew Juu- that on the basis of percent, there
dried spectators present wondered are a large number of leading col-
what It al meant-what the twenty-_ lege men, leading students, priuci-
two stalwart young fellows, repre- pat officers, on the college foot ball
renting Clemson and the University team than in the rest of the school.
of South Corolina, were trying to I claim and submit to the records,
do as they stood about in the mud, that the men who play foot ball
tugging and struggling for the pos- make, as a *hole, better grades
session of what appeared to be a during foot ball months than dur.
huge, red mud ball. This was the ing the months of the session, due
first game of inter-collegiate foot to the regular habits required by
ball that the writer had witnessed- the training Code, and the activity
in fact one of thefirst played South of mind .that accompanies activity
of the North Carolina tine. of body.
The game ended by the score of I have no patience with the "arm
ten to five in Clemson's favor, and chair" foot ball critic-a self-ap-
those of as who knew a little of pointed hire, who, with dogmatic
base ball and nothing of foot ball, selfconceit, abuses s sport which
felt that our Champions had done he has not had the opportunity or
gloriously. We had already yelled perhaps the inclination to investi-
ourselves hoarse at we knew not-'gate. How often do we hear the
what,but not contented with this, adject i ves "brutal"'-"degrad-
at the termination of the game, ing"-"dangerous" applied to foot
members bf the faculty and the ball by perous who have never
students alike, plunged out into even seen a foot ball or a gridiron,
the gridiron, ankle deep in Carolina or know absolutely nothing of how
mud and slosh, and bore off the be- the game is played.
decked victors as if they had been How often this year have we
indeed conquering heroes. It made seen in our newspapers, lurid ali
no difference whether or not the peals to the legislature and college
game and its merits were under- authorities to stop a sport, that to
stood; it was enough to know that note their tone, you would imagine
oar College had been victorious was as dangerous as a Boer regi-
This game was the first of those ment or Japanese Sqnadr on.
"Pair Week Contests" in Columbia Legislation! what has a Legislature
which attract thousand of citizens to do with a college boy's sport?
and draw to the city thousands of It might as well arrogate to itself
visitors from all over the South. to the right to stop bicycling, row-
The growth and popularity of the nlg, base. ball or any other sport
game has indeed been phenomenal. which does not imperil the public
The writer left the field of the morals. The CoU'ge aurlorifis are
first of these contests convinced the proper ones to decide whether
that this game offoot ball had done or not participation in the game
more to unify the Clemson student interferes with the work of a
body; more to arouse college spirit student, and the action of every
and college pride, than all the ath- college of note and standing is not
lettic events in Clemson's history only allowing but encouraging
put together. He felt that the the game, leads to the conclu-
game had come to stay and to be -slon that its beneficial effects are
de ervedal the mos niportant of duly appreciated by bthre In a poasi
her athitle sport. ilut he had ion to know what la beat lor Ibh
some-howe a tell congratullory sludenrs dd that Ith inmains of
feeling that he did not belong to the ignorant and malcontents have
the team; he felt that, willing to no foundation in fact. It has been
lend his moral and financial sup- my good fortune to see foot ball in-
port, he would rather some one produced into two colleges-t have
else would do the playing for him. noted in both instances an increased
He tried to think of the many ad- interest in college life, an awaken-
vantages offered by base ball, in ing of college spirit, the greater
which he was then deeply interest- pride taken by students and gradu-
ed; its greater apparent gentility, ales in their Alma Mater. These
its comparative lack of danger; all two colleges have become known
in all, it seented a much nicer game in other states and toother colleges.
for a young gentleman to engage The students of different institn-
in. tions have been brought together
But fortunately our opinions are in a friendly combat, and an honor'
not like the laws of the Medes and ably, hard fought game creates a
Persians-a new session of base wholesome respect between the
ball six months in the distance, a different bodies of students which
great college outburst of foot ball could be brought about in no other
enthusiam; and a year from the way. To a young and growing
time, the writer had stood on the University like this, nothing could
grand stand, and witnessed the be or is of more value as an ad.
first contest for'footbaltsupremacy, vertising agency than its foot ball
foundhim there again ins capacity, teams-an advertisement in its beat
however, that did not permit of a sense- wherever. her foot ball teams
seat on the grand stand, have played, they have leit the im-
Since then I have been found in pression that Florida men are gen-
tne ranks of ball enthusiasts ready tlemen. It las been stated that
to believe anything good that is the atteondice at Vale and Prince.
said of the game, and to resent any ton is always affected by the results
Imputation on its character, of their great foot bal games. I
It has been my good fortune to heard some say, when this argu-
serve for nearly ten years in the ment was made in a college paper,
capacity of foot ball player, mana- that students drawn tu this way
get, and coach-to view the foot were not worth having, I must con
ball question from the standpoint fess I do not share this view: whieu
of ihe student and the instructor, a student meets a yonng man desir-
to teach the same men on the grid- ous of entering college, and is en-
iron and in the class room; and I deavoring to persuade him to enter
unhesitatingly make the statement Alma Mater, what does he dwell
based on these exceptional oppor. most upon? The excllence of his
tunities for learning both the good teachers, the advantages of the
and the evil of the game, that I courses offered? I think not
believe foot ball stands to-day as Would he not more likely speak to
the greatest man-making game on him of those things outside of the
the American Continent. View it regular routine of work, that go to
L.om any standpoint you please- make college lif attractive to the
the physical, the mental, the moral, average toungman-of the prestige
I am prepared to say and attempt of the foot ball and base ball teams,
to prove that it excites them all. of the success of their orators, of
If you say that foot ball is com- their College Glee Club-are not
paratively dangerous sport, I chal- these the'most likely themes npuni
lenge you to show that it is as fatal which the average students would
as bicycling, rowing, skating, or dwell? Nor does the fact that such
hors-back riding- -if you my it is arguments docile the debating cnn
brutal or brnutaUing, I say you didate, make the men any ktrI desir
kaow nothing of the very under- abie as college ntcriaLs.
lying principals ofthe game which I believe that athktttitsirt.htarv
not only an important but a tI1t
-nate plastL eVory -Etuing caloDL
I do not believe in all work and -*o
play for the student, even if tat is
the uanal nabesaary lot of cmot l -
strucotos I do not mean to be
understood as saying that athletic
sports should it in any way inter-
fere with the proper amount ofcol-
lege work and study, but I would
be understood to say I do not be-
lieve that these sh* d in terfe re
with a certain amount of athletic
sports. They should go hand in
band-both important and neces
sary, although by no means equally
so, both occupying a legitimate
place in the day, and in the
thoughts and heartsof thestudents.
The experiment of abolishing out
door athletics has been tried by
some few colleges, but let us re-
joice in that the light has again
dawned on most of them.
The game of foot ball trains the
mind and muscles together. The
movements of the game are as com-
plicated as any on the chess board,
which latter -rquires only the men-
tal efforts to be executed: a man
engaged in a game of foot ball is
taught the importance of perfect
obedience, and of combined and in
sttantneons action. It is not a
game where brute strenght alone
avails: a keen intelligence and an
indomitable courage must charac-
terize a successful fot bell player,
just as it mst a successful general.
Foot ball is no game for a fooll To
the initiate the struggling mass of
men on the gridiron may appear
senseless- man exhibitions of
brute force, but a slight knowledge
of the game reveals intricate com-
binations for offence and defense,
quick moving and shifting like the
colors in a kaleidoscope. The man
with the ball goes down, and a
mass of humanity are piled on top
of him-that is all thecasual looks
on sees, and from such on lookers
we hear that foot ball is a dange-
rous," game." But stop a moment
my friend, it may be romAg but not
dangerous. It is rough: that is.
its distinctive charm to young
Aci.ea, and a good -a-ny aider
Amercansa to. The heavy faBs,
the piling up one on top of the
other, while they might damage
you don't hurt these young fellows
who are trained and hardened to It,
But you say: "Some students up
North were killed while playing the
game." Did you notice in the
paper also that a sailing party was
drowned near Mobile: that Lieu-
tenant Dano Greene and his wile
skated into an air hole and were
drowned: that Dr. John Hopkinson.
the renowned physicist, was killed
by a fall from the Alpin slope: that
in Chicago a couple of bicyclists
collided andone wasfatally injured,
snd to cap all, an old gentleman
engaged in theproper and dignified
game oA croquet, stepped on a ball,
and injured his spine. You did
not notice these: or, if yon did, are
accidents in these sports so common
as compared to those in the much-
abused foot ball as to pass uncom-
mented upon even by you?
I need not carry the argument
further. Accidente--even death-
occur almost daily in almost every
department of sport or pleasure;
but if we should summarile all the
accidents that occur nl foot ball,
compare them with equally serious
accidents in other sports, I believe
the percent would be greater in
favor.of the former. I admit that
:or an outsider without previous
training preparation to step into
the-gridiron and engage with ma
who have had the necessary pre.
paration of, say a month of train-
ing experience, would go ,ery hard
with him, brit what you see the
average foot ball man endure, has
through a process of hardening be-
come entirely normal. Such physi-
cal hardness lasts a man through
life. The art of falling without a-
juring, the ability to swiftly coam-
bine thought and action: these
facilitiesacquired during a foot ba
season never entirely desert the old
players. Three montlsof foot ball
like a dip into thefabled fountain
of eternal youth.
Some of my readers may amile
and a cuae me of being a foot ball
enthusiast. So long the game
of luA hall helps to mse better
iaonsopeor students, stront-
i .RlM.anrsmacate i mind-
San fiul of energy. enthbaiam, and
an bqomiltable personal courage;
tan not easily downed by obstacles
or opposition; who cdtrol their
tempersand restrain thelrapetites,
who can deal honorable with a van-
qulshed adverary, and can take
victory moderately and defeat with-
out bitterness; spo log as I believe
that the game of foot ball does help
to make this kind of a man will I
feel honored by the title of a "foot
ball enthusiast." And as long as
football properly controlled and
regulated helps the student in his
college duties, instead of hindering
hih: gives zest and pleasure to
college life, make name and fame
lor the college on account of vie-
tories won, not only by skill and
prowess of the team on the gridiron,
but by their gentlemanly conduct
to the streets of the town where
thet play, in the hotel where they
quarter, and on the trains; so long
as it help to bring about a closer
bond ofaympathy between students
and members of the faculty by
creating an interest from the routine
dutis--so long as in all these ways
the heatfnterest of this and other
schools are advanced, and the cause
ofoducation aided in its highest
mission, which Is to make the best
me out of the material at hand, so
longwill I say for the game of foot
balk long may it live and prosper.
OfEPf"6 Of tMWuRSJTY
Frias FiI Page
At the closing of the exercises,
President of the University. Dr.
Andrew Sledd made the announce.
meat that the State Board of
Education had established a free
scholarship tobe known as "The
Trustee scholarship" that the
faculty had established another to.
be known as "The faculty scholar-
ship." and that the Gainesville
Board of Trade still another to be
known as "The Gainesville chol-
arhip." Each of these scholar-
hip4 has a face valuation of $100.
He alo stated that the bard of
COmr-al hand -.a4ad Iti twa baiid.
tsp aIready comppletod "Thomas
Hra and "Lgock n a ai"' in
honor of the two gentleman of
those names. In the evening the
young people of the city enjoyed
themselves by having a grand ball
in the Opera House.
Lo., har tam I A ptich or this,.
tMen odds add eds a liis flang by,
roan *4ong l -bg gathering
Pierd up b Fate fU trUar;
Soebouldy'.' a-out will ad wit,
S~b y'o Bsabts and his hair,
Dicuid caei fdtl oafair
Ble tnme. the Uootb. had ele i H;
MY gi--nuafd(tetr's ehh ald a e.
Ty tIeers my Iaathren nther a worne
PcIduiuaas p aes- es U tar;
Somebody's style, somebody's gslt.
Aslher body's T t and walst
Wih this ose' te pe tt coe's trait,
O' t'., sodat*t lack oe taste;
Feellag I never to ael,
A voe ts eia I 'had n voice,
PFals t.ieh thia ,fttar a th~ t
Uoatrdt> foiternl. toa\ y in,
Whi ndhiet wam oae.eabe get
AToWi let tb1 a oant eose batiU,
Therchor, tbhes iurtea or mftate,
To'rasholut I u.In bsqeqamti e
BuSa ptemasnr i the thinl I ha,
UtIbm fr what misnlikat tan
Ot the ashb o their as
Otat tonhe a sale of there o mss,
may bslonagt me, my miht ai,.
Ad= shall I"t aty scsi my oust?
t, hoad ur hrak, d tka heli and
hStae oand sle s m eronl tt t di e
Smi your Ltacd ad your esmmaadl
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wOBdl ia eitor while ai a palpt ro
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tatlass m second only to bfa ruewa -a
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bmaught him a traiddatding the win.
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'The Name MIea-np the Best"
T=E UNIV zTy BEW THUX"DAY. OCTOUNK 19. 1900
"Better watch out, here comes the News Man"
He's goen' to soak you In the slat If he can
Then, wbhrool sakdool It's you bor the plane.
Ills pitchfork le ready to hold you on the tie
A smill crowd enjoyed a large dran Footba Sdledea-l..jMapoe.
ile s trday night. With Mercer in Mao...............Oct. 0
ta eaynh Mso ............. Oct.
A n is m gratetl just before the ROiols Winter Park....... Nor. I*
sf" Gainesvll...... 3W
Spisig m ea in am. so d everybody
mmet tobe har goodt ime. IoothM l.
Mr. fl..el Ijdell, of ialt0o, G, is L.t Friday after" r elevn m
splatmid at (tl Bae BoSe. Me ws selected from the football squd, met the
at the Univerity hat Ter. and i think. Gainartlle town elever O the gridiron
a mgofreenterinhgn few days. at the bse all park. The victory wa
Store wood ad pumphin seeds will y7 for the Univenity, a from the
ot be itken in exchange for The News P thy kept the hnll going their way.
wt' these S for un. To touch-downs wre scored In the fErt
The Dse Debtig odety win meet half, md onea n the mod. Ony me
dl. e earned, bt Just a the two team
I Yoac ht got the football for, the oll the detaad yard to
.qd lookint "igty fl, tell you gabin.' the half back fmted and the
mo., and b, the date of the fint game ball te an the ground. Ina twinkltog
they'll show somebody thing or two. of the eye lark, tght half for the tow
The fatclty will hae a bicycle club team, had the boll and wa going down
petty so. Al of them will wrhee the field. Outdiatancin hib punrer
their way to the school. he planted the bll at the other end, and
Mr. Wm. Wheielr has been sporting scored a toeh.down. Then a goal left
asund in an automobile for the last few the game 16 for the University.
larvey McCormick, a great favorite Reception to University Moe.
Imo the boys, left Moeday to take his On Wednesday evening the good peo-
eamunilo as midshipmen eon the Tes- pie of the Baptist Chuich gave as tn-
asee. formal reception to the atndenta of the
Tes Hata Shoes. At 1~ J. Burkht's. University at the beautiful home of Mr.
Get the habitL .. Wlson no East Lberty street. Many
Mr. Bet Dal ha bought a new hone f the stdets were present as wenl
ad buggy with which to enjoy the th meJorityd the fatclty, and evy-
Shodymet e'wtboid. ed enjoyed the
mile-] year- evening to the limit.
TheI following from the Florida State Muic we s reto eredb r of the
cu a bese W^erbest gelktl. Re0 Motto was rendd by several of the
College e ere Herbert elkel, R qarete o
asRoy Danitls, Frank thrateld. young Walex and a quartette of young
uet Ames. Sam Sanborn -A Ctydd men favored the gathering with mogs,
enge Ame Sm sanbs A. Clye Mr. C os Caoa ang "Dearie." much
ma, PStanley Grambling, Earn. t Han- to he delight of his hearers.
tak, Tos H. :aoc 1k, Howell Sheet, the d it of h h arer
When all were pesenat, lce cram sod
"-a Koat JohnstoB. cykes were servel in the aspeous diingt
boy to he buying Y- halls by the yong Wad" of the towm,
in sat a nie walk of a rolo and a
s to ve. It*. a mighty not e artd 0t and the qnartette could not restrain a
r It's tghty t rax* l "Item. can't nothing like
ea wheel, tho', and. good nmore thi." After rfreshmoent an4 Ioial
e odered already. chats, box of Unversidad cigark found
Xr. Doald Marcon has decided to their way to the center table esd off
sagie and comeof of the water and again one to each student
bed wagon. At aboot ten thirty the reaptson w*
Por Fine clothing and Furnishing at over, and after expreadi their thanks
1. J. srkhim's. Cet the libit for an evening so pleasantly spent to
Metsa. Bert Dyal and R sell King Mr. Wilson and the receivig.comtuittee,
bat decided to remain anolooger in the the atdenls 'harrackward' went their
Uamnvrity, much to the rgrtt of their way, only hoping that such good timem
feirts. e'e every day ocentrens.
VoIng mor, werl yo tu rpeld ttl.
emotilg whoa. you oke sad round yo0 nomeO Shae of the Week.
weso hoar la Thitneednot onu Y don't hett.
gin, just call and get oe of our larnn Tip the Blarney aiome
dockl we have them so cheap that they A dollar fifteen in alelet-23.
my be had by .1i. I.. Smith. I'm rnilntt i.t! maint
Themany foun oad Mr. Kernt John- 48-23 for you twice.
sion regret very u ch that he bhm return All right, lady!
a. to Stetaoc. Our loa is Stetson'a H al Darem good joke; where did
ain. yon get ilt?
Mr. John King resigenn lat week It ain't tbl.
far the Uoi ity. He will euter Gee. ain't this i good old town?
4setra. Can't tell tin you try.
Mr. Bet yal has been seen driving
by this knowledge factory quite often of
te with a tasty selection of the fair seTs Whn i Was a Freshmanb
They found room for experimenting in All m oad of the ladder leading to
their gastronomical regions with peraim- what our ideas hold at perfletion eem,
moan and grnpe picked up in the wood, or *hqnld se em themselves to be the top
Together with rising' fnn and inttruc- most ronnd., till once they are reached,
tio everybody had s, enjoyable time, wheetpon all the glory that had cister-
asd moe enologic u t srena will happen ed around them is dnimtaed by those
a thne r fttiret. stages higher and not yet altatUed
Mr. Dosald Maceno, of Tallahasee. Thus it.was when I tesled in the obscnre
ht suddenly and silently last Wedne- ku of the "prep" that !'didtano lent
day nightbt tween ten thirty and day enchantment to the s'i" o the F'roa
#ght. No under hand work at all, ma.o. then. (a I thought) so far above
merely the beat way to pus a gnard sd me. At Itat when that long hoped for
change h diet. day did come, my atrnggles were ended,
Following party made Goti- I was a glorious C.llege Man, so I
tac luhe I ax. Simply beenme there etlned a clas, one
tal expedenit to AUnch ivernt on ldat thought. Awoe my hdu anessd as only
Swedcomey: H. swantellar Marc s to e for a week, bt for that o week
lor to Gunver, Cartern Hancock make as good, as una t ad s e coaed
Pelel. Stborn. Kirk. 1 d, Qas say maIn alive.
0i bles-sdays.! why were they destined
eua a. They visitea d the cty wt n toi edtso oon! why couhl not that self-
plant dpr made their o nale tgationsr l e."ated opi.ni- have psteed always.
tdents the Univertty of o r, edp higher, whol andty and pleasure it
e lowe are )bYo we wa entd yo, are i was to take from men a nr my dua that
gaine to h hae yo aven anunt to mae elf onfe hlAce that oaidultraeht on-
youn stay with uo a pleasant and ea S- dot which (hod n an ot e the ai.bm
pealiv e as con ible. Ca W nd ee ou to amy rese), might him te arlut me."
ine of shoes and hohiery, the beat and lft how painful ans the oprestion that
met up to sate found In the city fe nd wt s used Skno. te punlrcfu, soch aCollf
at wpics wor e trasoable than or lrtbe battingg," i to t oith st.eurch nakiog.
ites I.. C. ith focetd t e tilrel.sban and the reluirt-
topsn ar beconinig a feul thin e o i e f oteerpa n a Freshman. It is
G e- ar.il. t. Ihey have averaged about not oarl one har attained t'e heit of a
two week for a month ni.o. and Soteomot that Prea sn mee the on e"
well one I coming oCh tonight. When in what happened to him the year Lb
the nnforma come theet will be o a Mnil- for. Bt there t be no nestioa to
ltaev lp once month at the University the good dt doass
o, the ato ent only, the best features a your know, the purpose o Collee
o which hil he that there are to be no hasnco li to take out the weoar a paio
4ttet. Ofcr ryf PryF hme-; and sorely it
Attention UniAverity to ull line of eer Teits purpou. Let's haoe ms. a
iglov at I. J. Jiurkblm. (set the habit it at our UniveraitylJ It's have n
is't ask Fatty Whilddten if be ba more of thele Freshmen hanging 0 the
.tda the i.iasnr of Chillon or of yden s h s r.
W To sFam.i is to asve ohr Freshuatn'
When Fatr hear' that rosnnla noon,
hr emoss at the msth, gra`l a chaired
arol sil, it thru the slent .roa A. F.
b-re. Theo sll lt in a military pm- Young men onthe ampms ot d at yor
ta-re, te nighs heavilyy an pe ars piast the sports, we wouli glad to make you
p r'il shi, he rIser.st pas F-tt cotly orteis by having ynou p.ar
ho s iti.n antilthy Ir profanity, hut o. oar Ttnnis aun Spoting shos I,
he rI. .. io fy ll. l with fri4nsl C. Smith.
,irr, lit ., htrr him tip the larnsry,
lI yarars. anl ,lvucaSr the "nlmrhCs" The Newa covers Ia tealrv adr-
a*r report him. thing W ie and brings raet.
That Gomm rFey.
I sho. did lke thbt ae
game what them bos dne op ebrow
tl' Priday. I coe. her with Ted to put
him In chbols a, he tol' me o bow
thar was goin' to be a gane of football
o I come dewn with him to see one
cause I ain't nmaer none hem .
Walt, sir; The hut thing I uoowed
som filler with more pads o that Sal
ad looking a bow he was mad at
something, ran straight at a h of fel-
lera'and kicked the ball a hard as he
could drivM t. Thn all the .Olm r
together and Jamped ea the seller what
aught it-gum they didn't want him
to have it-hbt he wanted t, so be ran
and was almost getting away whe
somebody made a jump and grabbed
him by the legs and they ell down. and
all the other pied on like they wanted
to make ame of hu. Then somaebay
bowd a whistle, anod they got op like
they were aortor satisfy with that
romnd. and before yoen ad my seat,
they were all bottle *eah otl r like m
old samn. One fellrr nid something
'boot 7 come 11 and that 8 bhusine
Ted s always saying, and one feller
grabbed the bll nnder his am sad tied
to rn away down the field to breas up
the game, hbt another plocky lttle doi
grabbed him before he had got far aad
throwed him down and all of them piled
on agat-goea that felter didn't want
to rn no more. All the felles on the
outside were drunk and hollering and
the policeman must of had some too.
Bat the feler that was down homered
"dam, dam," and then they al got up
again. G they didn't lie profanity.
Every time one e lle feller wo
boller 7-11 fite, all d em would asre go
When it wus all over, I looked or Ted.
and he waa over with a crowd bonering
about Bum licker sad ail that sttf.
Somebody had my bat and came, but I
didn't care. I wae so glad somebody beat.
I'll suor see every football gamae I ca.
P. I ill be in often and wrote ya
me ore. Be share and send my pSr
to me, as I believe in coltefgc and their
Dixe Debasig Socety.,
Iast year the University bad two liter
ary soteties. Both were snall and un.
eatidfat ry. The 'todents realising
(hi, came together on the snt Wdaesm
an nighl of this school year. and cor,
bined Uth Ita amoetlts into os under
. noe ih ti. Utet.r Secry.
proding for two u to be known
s lhe D-lphimn ai thne -n l cskaa.
Tbh Iwo faclleta ur to debate gai
each other at regular lotarreala and ase
spirited orstorcl eooteats aa expected.
For president Mr. Samuel Babaora, of
Carrabelte. was elected. The eleeiion
of other officer was deferred oPit the
next regular meeting, as well a the
adoption of the conslitution and bylaws.
This paper will omttinlly keep is
touch with the work along this line.
The Univerity of thteState of Floria
ha. the following three frateonIles, aln
in nourishing good condition and prtov
Ings great benefit to the school: Alpha
Tan Omega, Rappa Alpha sod PI Kappa
Alpha. They an have excellent meet-
ing rooms down town, and fraterity
spirit ruoe high during this the spiking
Nelp for liaersity Stidenots.
The University of the State of Plorid
charges Florida students no aition fees,
and furnished board and lodging at
actual coat. This brings the cost of at-
tending the Instittion within nb o
almost every yomigm ma in the sate.
To provide a way, however, for very
poor students to enter the Untvernty,
President Siedd has appointed a com
mines on "Self Help." The duti of
this committee are to ocure, as far as
possible, remnneranits employment for
needy atndents. Already work baa been
found or several young men. or In-
stance e has been placed in charge of
the electric lights ud wiring, another is
employed to attend o laai carpentering
joub two are acting as jMltos, and
several nerve as waite In the man hall.
The work i not allowed to interfere with
their school dnlti. The pay varies c-
cording to the kind of emploment, but
in every case the tralent receives a frdr
compensation. Any eon wishing to ap-
ply for such a position, hold write to
Dr. J. Benton, chairman of this am-
rl addition to thta the president has
three sabolaahips of me huanded dol-
1o each to bettow asp" a ledy and
meritorious young men. One these is
given by the Ioard of TTde of the city
of G;inesaille, another by the Bard of
C;otrol of the Universaty, ad the third
by the faonity. Any oe wsbhing to
make applicatios for a scholarhb
Should write 6t Dr* Adrew Sldd, Pres'
ideat of the Un.ersity. In thia cosuec
tioa we hooMd lie to ay that we khow
of on charity move desaardg the atll
time Of philathroptis than h foated-
tag of aoch hbolashtps.
The Universty Nams wil oake it
appesmaeM u meonthlUy. the o a
and third Fritay.
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SIOWY BOASTS AND FROSTY WIS.
What our tirttherfriedo re Be-
9a12dg to tporeeace.
Cleveland, 0, Oct. 10.-Heavy,
wet msow, driven -by a high wind,
fell here today. The storm is the
moet severe since that of October 5,
1892 and is eeneral along the lake
Birmingham, Ala., October 10.-
A light frost fell throughout urorth-
ern Alabam this morning. Ten-
der vegetation it many places was
nipped by the frost.
Loisville. Ky., October 10-.
There has been a light fall of snow
bere today, and through the moun.
tain region of Kpetucky. This
breaks thu record for early snow
Memphis. Tenn., October 10.-A
light rast fell in the vidcnly
of lUemphi this morning. It is
nor believed that the cottor Is td-
jured by the fall of front.
ynlthia, Ky October 10,.-Tt
first snow of the season fell here
NXshv!lle. Tenn., October 10 -
A killing frost fel throoghsot this
section this morning.
ItellOw Fever he Cuba.
.Cienfuegos. Oct. 10.-CotL Bar-
nett has ordered the immediate ye.
moval of the American marines
from the city on account of the
appearance here of yellow fever.
The marines were taken on board
the ships. A yellow fever patient
came here from Crmcea where two
other cast are reported.
held for Crimissl C(ort.
Jacksonville, Oct. 9-At a pr
limiary trial held in the Minici-
pal Court of this city yesterday.
Alfred St. Clair Abrams of the
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becomes a daily
cey Harper wasn't a student photographer
any longer and had joined the career staff
of the Alligator in the production depart-
ment. He wore a long smock to protect himself
from the chemicals and hot wax that filled the
back room where the paper was put together.
The smock also provided a convenient place to
stash Exacto knives. When things weren't going
well, he hurled them at the ceiling, the walls and
The Alligator was a dangerous place.
Thursday already had been a tough day for a
20-year-old when Acey charged into my tiny of-
fice at the back of the long windowless room that
had been, at one time, a restaurant kitchen. He
closed the door behind him and smirked, "You're
not going to like this!"
Tim Smart, a dry witted student with an
impudent British accent, had been at UF's
Marineland campus that day. I had asked him
to go to Marineland because a source told me UF
President Robert Q. Marston and his council of
academic deans would be holed up there to de-
cide how to come to grips with one of the worst
budget shortages in school history.
Shutting down the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences was rumored to be under consideration.
Professors were scared. Students were worried.
Jimmy Carter was president. The misery index
was running high.
Florida's Sunshine Law, a piece of good gov-
ernment legislation from the late '60s, required
all boards or commissions of state agencies to
conduct their meetings openly, so I asked Smart
to refuse any request he might get to leave the
meeting. I wanted to know what UF was going
to do about the crisis and I wanted to put that on
the front page of the Alligator.
I thought Smart probably would be asked to
leave because Alligator reporters regularly had
been asked to leave UF meetings in prior years.
UF refused to accept that the Sunshine Law ap-
plied to it and it already had won a 1976 court
victory holding that the law could not be applied
to the student Honor Court because a federal law
required students' academic records to be kept
After the Honor Court ruling, we consulted our
attorney, Larry Turner, a longhaired, Bob Dylan-
loving, criminal defense lawyer. He had success-
fully defended Vietnam veterans against charges
that they planned to at-
tack the 1972 Republican
with automatic weapons
and explosives and was
not anxious to file an-
other suit against UF.
So we were left to slug
it out with UF on our
own and, as expected,
Marston asked Smart
to excuse himself from
the Marineland meet-
Marston that I had asked him to stay
and to report on whatever took place unless po-
lice physically removed him. Marston's PR man,
Hugh Cunningham, once a journalism profes-
sor for Dan Rather, called me. He asked that I
change my instructions to Smart.
"Marston Calls Editor lulin
Earlier in the day, I had ridden in a VW van
with Harper and writer Kathleen Pellegrino out
to a bar 10 miles east of Gainesville, the Leisure
Land Marine Lounge. The story was a bit un-
usual for the paper to cover, but we recently had
invested in a police scanner and did not want to
waste what seemed like a hot lead about a shoot-
When we arrived we saw a brown El Camino
with a black vinyl top parked next to a hearse in
the parking lot of the cement block building.
"My take home pay won't take me home," read
the sticker in the rear window of the El Camino.
The keys were in the ig-
nition. The car was locked. Undertakers soon
wheeled a body out on a gurney.
I told Cunningham I wanted Smart to stay
and to report the results of the meeting.
"President Marston is going to have to
label you irresponsible and unreasonable,"
Cunningham told me, "if you don't ask Smart to
Smart stayed throughout the four-hour meet-
ing, drove back to Gainesville, and wrote a page
one story that said things looked bleak for the
school. "'What are your options? Starve yourself
or shoot yourself,"' Smart quoted Architecture
Dean Mark Joroszewicz as commenting.
The Independent Florida Alligator had been
born five years earlier out of a dispute with
then-UF President Stephen C. O'Connell. Ron
Sachs, then the Alligator's editor, had decided
to publish a list of abortion referral clinics even
though a state law banned publication of such
When O'Connell learned of the abortion ar-
ticle before publication, he ordered the printer to
pull the information from the paper. After Sachs
subverted that order with a mimeograph ma-
chine and a gutsy staff that reinserted the article
after the paper already hit the stands, O'Connell
had Sachs arrested.
Sachs successfully challenged that law as
unconstitutional in the Florida Supreme Court,
but O'Connell could not stand the idea of UF
publishing a paper he could not control and so he
ordered the Alligator off campus.
Immediate loss of all university funding would
have stopped publication altogether. To avoid
that, UF agreed to buy space for official an-
The Florida Alligator Reporter Barry Judge R.A. 'Buzzy" Florida Supreme The Alligator sues UF The Alligator wins The Alligator The Alligator asks Judge
becomes the Klein becomes first Green rules that UF Court establishes to gain access to cor- access to University convinces judge to Chester Chance to de-
Independent Florida Alligator reporter must open its search that state universi- respondence between Police records of open photographs cide whether sex tapes
Alligator arrested while doing committee meetings to ties are required to the university and the crime victims on UF's of Danny Rolling's from a fraternity party
his job. reporters. comply with the NCAA regarding rule campus, victims to public should be released; he
Sunshine Law. violations. inspection, releases them.
U.S. Civil Rights
Act passed by
Steve Spurrier wins
the Heisman Trophy.
UF's Black Dr. Martin Luther King.
Student Union Jr. assassinated by a
established, white supremacist.
Emergence of the Black
1967 Reitz steps
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:ae pltghbaih:: O'Connell
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protests in U.S. against
Nixon is U.S.
U.S. astronaut Neil
Armstrong is first
man to step foot on
nouncements. This would guarantee the paper some
ad revenue and ensure that the UF administration
could continue to express its views in the paper. It
was a good compromise that made University Digest
a boring but regular ad feature.
"What won't I like?" I asked Harper. "This," he
said laying on my desk the page proof he had just
received for the following day's University Digest.
A bold two-deck headline at the top of the full-page
ad read: "Marston Calls Editor Julin 'Irresponsible,
An unsigned column underneath condemned my
refusal to ask Smart to leave the Marineland meet-
ing. It quoted Marston as saying, "There is no legal
requirement for the public or the press to be pres-
ent no less a journalist than Washington Post
executive editor Ben Bradlee has stated that man-
agement even government management must
be afforded the privilege of
meeting for certain matters
Harper looked anxious
to put his Exactos to use
on the Digest, Marston, a nswspp
Cunningham, or perhaps a newsi
me for causing a problem
that might create a hole nS
in the paper that he would
have to fill.
"Go ahead, run it," I told Harper and got to work
on an editorial to try to explain my actions. It as-
serted that Marston had acted in the best interests of
the school in allowing Smart to stay at the meeting.
Two years later, after numerous skirmishes over
the law including the arrest of Alligator reporter
Barry Klein for trespassing, UF ordered Terri Wood,
a former Alligator staff writer who had become edi-
tor of the law school newspaper, The Verdict, out of
a meeting of faculty members who were helping
Marston select a new law school dean.
As second year law students, Wood and I had
learned how to research the law and we convinced
ourselves and the Alligator, if not anyone else, that
Marston was not reading the Sunshine Law cor-
rectly. We had ourselves a perfect test case.
The Alligator, Wood and I filed suit to enjoin
Marston and Baldwin from closing meetings of the
search committee. Judge R. A. "Buzzy" Green tempo-
rarily enjoined the closure of search committee meet-
ings on April 2, 1980.
Judge Benmont Tench, father of one of the found-
ing members of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,
made the injunction perma-
nent a year later.
Two years after that, on
Dec. 1, 1983, the Florida
Supreme Court affirmed the
injunction, establishing that
state universities are indeed
required to comply with the
Sunshine Law. It had taken -
more than six years, but I
finally had vindication of my
M i -** f
Judge denies the The U.S.
Alligator access to Supreme Court
Dale Earnhardt's refuses to hear
autopsy the Alligator's
irresponsible and unreasonable decision. The award
was donated to the UF College of Journalism and
Communications to found what was to become the
Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.
Since then, The Alligator has continued to take
bold legal actions, often in the face of dangers
far greater than Harper's Exactos or Marston's
A right to know
Marshall Criser succeeded Marston as UF president
on Sept. 4, 1984, but in the week before he took the
reigns, Criser announced that Gators head football
coach Charley Pell would resign in light of an inves-
tigation of alleged NCAA rule violations. Criser also
announced that all aspects of the investigation would
be kept confidential.
The Alligator sued Criser
immediately, seeking re-
lease under Florida's Public
Records Law of all correspon-
dence UF had had with the
NCAA. Before a judge even
could rule on the claim, UF
produced the records.
The Gators then compiled
a 9-1-1 record and would
have had its first NCAA
football championship but for sanctions the NCAA
imposed. Many claimed the Alligator's lawsuit made it
impossible for UF to negotiate a lesser penalty.
The Florida Department of Revenue would be
the Alligator's next opponent in court. The Revenue
Department claimed that the Alligator, unlike other
newspapers, must pay sales tax on its ink and news-
print because it distributed its papers for free.
After winding its way through the Florida courts for
five years, Florida Supreme Court Justice Raymond
Ehrlich, who two years earlier wrote the Alligator's
Sunshine Law decision, ruled again in the Alligator's
"Florida exempts 'newspapers,' he wrote, "and, to
borrow from Gertrude Stein, a newspaper is a newspa-
per is a newspaper."
University Police refused an Alligator reporter's re-
quest in 1986 to see reports that identified the victims
of violence on campus claiming that exemptions to the
Public Records Law that protect students' educational
records applied to the crime reports. Judge Wayne
Legal continued on page 30
The justices of the Florida Supreme Court as of October 2006.
Where are they
is a commercial real
estate broker. She never worked in
is a staff
writer for the St. Petersburg Times.
is an award-winning
photographer in San Francisco. He served
as director of photography on several
large-scale photojournalistic book projects,
including the official commemorative book
of President Clinton's second inauguration.
While at the Fort Myers News-Press, he
won the Gannett News Photographer of
the Year title two years running the only
photographer ever to do so.
is a partner with the law
firm Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami, and
chair of the firm's media law group.
is education editor of the St.
is recruitment editor
and staff attorney for the South Florida Sun
is president of Ron Sachs
Communications, a public relations firm in
Tallahassee. Before that he served as press
secretary to Florida Governors Lawton
Chiles and Reubin Askew, an investigative
reporter for The Miami Herald and editorial
director for Miami's ABC affiliate, WPLG-
TV, Channel 10.
is assistant managing editor of
US News & World Report.
is in private practice in Eugene,
Ore. She started in 1982 as a public
defender in the Florida Keys and won her
first murder trial during her first year of
practice. She moved to Eugene, Oregon, in
1988, and soon won her first murder trial
there. She has devoted much of her practice
to defending death penalty litigation.
The Board of Directors of Campus
Communications, Inc., the non-profit
educational organization that publishes The
Alligator, always has to approve any litigation
before The Alligator may enter into it. Credit
should be given the various chairmen at the
different eras of the suits listed.
stage a sit-in
History continued from page 8
Alligator editor David Lawrence
wrote a series of articles criticizing the Board of
Student Publications, the UF office that oversaw the
"There was a constant tug of wills between a fairly
significantly politicized (by campus political parties
on a very political campus) between the Board of
Student Publications and the editors of the Alligator,"
Lawrence wrote in
I, 1 I b ,. an e-mail.
On Nov. 22,
THE PRE SIEUT iS [IEiA 1963 the same
'. .. "' day Kennedy was
'* '"" "" assassinated in
; Dallas Lawrence
published a front-
L,. d.,.l.1p board for hiring
., .c:.' ".oc.e the sports editor as
4'cr"e.-"b the next Alligator
,fr dri. L. editor instead of the
He was fired.
"It was the day of
funeral, and we had
put out an 'Extra' three days before, and I refused to
come before the board on the day of the funeral, so
the board just terminated me," wrote Lawrence, a
former publisher of The Miami Herald
It was the beginning of a trend.
Throughout the '60s, the Alligator took bold
stances on civil rights and the growing conflict in
Vietnam. During the civil rights struggle, the paper
was more liberal than the student body, said Van
Ness, the UF historian.
UF continued to grow, from 9,000 students to
18,000 by 1967, the end of Reitz's tenure. The campus
sprawled in all directions, and a massive new student
union was being built.
With only five issues remaining in the spring of
1966, the Board of Student Publications fired three
top Alligator editors the.first scalpel cuts in the
complicated surgery to remove the Alligator from
The board listed seven reasons for the firings,
including "constant and unprofessional harassment
of Student Government officials and friends of the
University of Florida."
On April 19, 1968, four Alligator editors quit after
a dispute involving tenure for an outspoken liberal
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in
Memphis in April 1968 and Gainesville worried
that fury would erupt in the streets locked down
predominantly African-American neighborhoods.
Parts of Gainesville "looked like a country under
military rule," the Alligator reported on April 9,
The Alligator, like'the nation at large, threatened
to burst open at the seams.
President O'Connrell \jas sleeping when the
On the other end of the line was Alligator editor
Ron Sachs. It was 2 a.m. on an early fall day.
Sachs, now president of his own Tallahassee
consulting firm, was working on a series about
pregnancy and abortion at that time illegal in
The paper recorded the day of infamy:
Sachs wanted to run a list of abortion referral
services with his story, but Florida Statute 797.02
prohibited dissemination of abortion information.
Sachs could be jailed for breaking the 103-year-old
law, but he was willing to try.
The editor had previously sought approval from
the Board of Student Publications to run the list.
The board five faculty
members and five "it WaS not a8 eaS
students gave the OK. at 2 o'clock in the
But O'Connell, the
de facto publisher of the that I Vw s going to
Alligator, opposed the Ithe preside
abortion fliers because
they violated Florida
Alligator staff voted unanimously
to run the fliers and their damning
"It was not an easy decision
to call him at 2 o'clock in the
morning and tell him that I was
going to respectfully decline [the .:
president's wishes]," Sachs said. ;
of the call.
The fliers were run off on the
SG mimeograph machine and
Sachs's friend, the UF Student
Body president, paid the $200
"To this day, he won't let me
pay him back," Sachs said.
Then Sachs and his staff
waited. Standing at Alligator The flier contain
newsracks, the reporters snatched mation that led
the papers as they came off eventualin
delivery trucks and slipped a flier
into each copy.
Later that day, Sachs turned
himself in to police and was arrested, but officers
released him a short while later.
The ensuing legal battle raged for nearly two
years, with the Alligator and SG opposing O'Connell's
The university president was determined to bring
the Alligator under administration control or sever
all official funding and ties with the paper.
"Although people were opposed to that at first, I
know and I think they know now that it was the right
thing, the best thing for the newspaper," O'Connell
told the Alligator in 1996. "Today, the Alligator is a
newspaper, a lot more like what students see in the
Ironically, O'Connell, who died in 2001, was an
Alligator reporter in the mid-1930s.
For the Alligator staff, the prospect of
independence was fraught with conflict. On one
hand, the university would exercise no control over
content or hiring decisions. On the other, $94,000 in
annual student fees would evaporate.
"Truth," the Alligator editorial page read in 1972,
"is our greatest weapon." Tiny images of sabers
formed an X behind the words.
The Alligator saga was not the only headache for
O'Connell. On campus, the '60s had provided the
tinder, but the '70s struck the match.
In April 1971, Black Student Union members
staged a sit-in at O'Connell's Tigert Hall office; 66
students were arrested for the act. In the aftermath,
about a third of UF's black student population and
several black faculty members left.
War protesters, at first peaceful, grew angrier
as the United States pumped more soldiers into
Vietnam and campus protests were commonplace.
"That period of the late '60s and early '70s was
the most exciting time to attend college in modern
American history," Sachs said.
\Vithin a year of the abortion flier's appearance,
the Alligator's future was earning a national
attention much to O'Connell's chagrin.
Even The New York Times took notice, and
published an article deep inside the paper on Aug.
Earlier that month, the Alligator chronicled the
struggle for its survival on its own front page with
a cartoon of a pen-wielding, weeping alligator with a
sword piercing its heart. The word "O'Connell" is on
the sword's blade.
Conflict dragged on. Eventually, the now-defunct
Board of Regents, which oversaw Florida's public
universities, proposed that student newspapers stop
receiving student money and be moved off campus.
decision to cal
coming and tell
I him his own plan, one that
him included appointing a
cline to keep an eye on the
"The issue is not
suppression of freedom
of expression of
said in a Sept. 25, 1972, article.
"It is simply whether one student
will or will not have unrestrained
control over policy and content of
The Regents rejected this plan,
and suggested for O'Connell to
keep his hands off the paper.
Aside from killing the
paper outright, only one option
News-hungry students worried
that the paper would collapse
without UF support. SG rushed
to the Alligator's defense, passing
a resolution to keep the paper on
S campus, but the effort was futile.
g abortion infor- On Feb. 1, 1973, 16 months
ig abortion infor-
SAlligator after the abortion fliers appeared,
tepenene. theAlligatorwas unceremoniously
dependence cut loose.
"I was editor during the time
when the university president
was trying to kill the paper," said Randy Bellows, the
last editor of the Florida Alligator and the first editor
of the Independent Florida Alligator. Bellows is now
a circuit court judge in Virginia.
"If you look at the records of [UF's] presidents,"
Van Ness said, "they were glad to be rid of the
As part of the deal, UF sold the Alligator to
a newly formed, student-controlled corporation,
Campus Communications, Inc., which owns the
paper to this day.
O'Connell allowed the paper to work from its Reitz
Union offices until September, and that summer the
Alligator retreated to 1728 W. University Ave the
kitchen of Mike's College Inn and its new home.
The Alligator adjusted to life in exile with a
$95,000 UF loan. The paper paid back the loan with
a weekly UF supplement, University Digest, similar
to the Inside UF ads of today.
There were other ramifications of the Alligator's
In the middle of the crisis, the charges brought
against Sachs were dropped. An Alachua County
judge ruled Florida Statute 797.02 unconstitutional,
and the law was later scrapped entirely.
laldia- had set in and IT and the nation sunk
deeper into a rut.
Skyrocketing oil prices, an economic recession
and lingering resentment over the Vietnam War
complicated Robert Q. Marston's
first years at UF
Marston, UF's seventh
president, took over in 1974, and
inherited a university in financial
turmoil and a feisty, newly
independent newspaper. UF affirmative :: :.
At his inauguration, Marston action lingers
committed UF to affirmative behindnotion
action, but the Alligator chronicled
problems with the equal-hiring
effort three years later.
"UF's affirmative action
program is not working," began a
February 1977 article.
Tenacious reporters followed
the crisis at University College
- now the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences when a budget
crunch and accompanying scandal forced out the
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Van Ness, the UF historian, called this era's
Alligator an "activist newspaper."
The paper juggled its no-holds-barred defense of
public records and open government with ambitious
reporting that was national in scope.
Alligator dispatches from the '76 and '80
presidential campaigns included a firsthand, front-
page account of President Carter's 1980 concession
speech from Plains, Ga.
"Working at the Alligator shows you have the No.
1 thing to be a journalist anywhere: determination,"
said Lynn Kalber, the Alligator's managing editor in
1978. Kalber now oversees newsroom administration
at The Palm Beach Post.
The Alligator and Marston were often at
loggerheads regarding the amount of access the
paper's reporters would be allowed to official
According to Florida law, the reporters
were guaranteed generous access; Marston felt
In 1978, Barry Klein became the first Alligator
reporter to be arrested for doing his job.
Police booked and fingerprinted Klein for
trespassing at a UF administration meeting.
Florida's Sunshine Law requires that meetings
between two or more members of a state commission
or board be open to the public if official
business is being discussed. Tod
In April 1976, the Alligator and SG
ended their odd-couple pairing. rese
About 17,500 copies of the Alligator
disappeared from newsracks across
campus and Gainesville on the day of an The ba
SG runoff election.
University Police and the State the r
Attorney's Office launched an far
investigation. In the end, members of
SG's Common Sense Party were found
responsible and 10 students, including
high-ranking members of SG and Florida Blue Key,
were found guilty of violating the Student Conduct
The stolen edition endorsed the opposing and
There were other, less notable duds.
A May 1976 advertisement invited students to a
UF-sponsored metric workshop, though Congress'
plan to convert the United States to kilos and
meters would ultimately fail.
Ads for Jose Cuervo, Southern Comfort and
the Volkswagen Rabbit reflected the independent
paper's come-one, come-all advertising policy.
Gators football continued to receive lavish
coverage, but reporters fanned out to cover more
female athletes, as well as the occasional off-
A May 26, 1976, article announced the new
season at Ocala Jai-Alai, which remains a popular
By the end of the most tumultuous era in its
history, the Alligator had acclimated to its new
independence, and for the first time in many
years its future was secure.
Before there was bling, there was a decadent
decade when everything was big: big hair, big egos,
A pithy $600,000 in student money became a
political football in 1980.
UF's Vice President for Student Affairs, Art
Sandeen, told the Alligator that the university
would become the "laughingstock of the nation" if
UF turned over control of the Activity & Service Fee
to SG officials.
UF administrators relinquished control of the fee
in the '80s, and student senators got the last laugh.
They now control more than $12 million.
The Alligator editorial board aimed a Dart at
UF officials when shoddy construction and a leaky
roof at the new Stephen C. O'Connell Center caused
Bruce Springsteen to bypass Gainesville.
Darts & Laurels, a popular Opinions feature,
often riled readers.
"Someone was always mad at the Alligator," said
Cliff Marks, an advertising account executive at
the paper from '82 to '84. Marks is now president of
sales and marketing for National CineMedia.
When the Gators and new head coach Galen Hall
won UF's first Southeastern Conference title in
1984, UF rejoiced.
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But the euphoria was short-lived; the title was
taken away when it was discovered that former
head coach Charley Pell had broken NCAA rules.
Another Florida Field upset nearly came in 1986,
when student voters tried to wrench control of the
Gator Growl pep rally from Florida Blue Key, but
that effort eventually failed.
The revolution of the '60s and '70s was over
almost. In April 1985, students stormed the steps
of Tigert Hall, demanding with chants and banners
that UF divest in South Africa, at that time still
under apartheid rule.
Less than a year later, Alligator reporters rushed
to Florida's Space Coast in the aftermath of the
space shuttle Challenger explosion.
Working through the night, they produced a
paper that did not reach campus until 10 a.m. the
A grainy, page one photograph shows the grease
fire that brought down historic Johnson Hall in
December 1987. The new Pugh Hall will rise on
part of the former Johnson site.
Marshall Criser, a West Palm Beach attorney,
took over from President Marston in 1984
and abruptly resigned five years later. An
extra edition of the Alligator recounts Criser's
A controversial series of Alligator stories
explored UF's seedy underbelly in 1989: "glory
holes," drilled into stall walls of UF restrooms, were
reportedly used for anonymous gay sex.
UF administrators and public health officials
The university scrambled to plug the holes, and
warned students about the dangers of the AIDS
But there was much to be proud of as well.
The men's basketball team made its first NCAA
appearance in 1987, and nabbed an SEC title two
years later. A major fund-raising push was also
"In the years that I was there," said Cleave
Frink, an Alligator advertising account executive
from 1986 to 1988, "people had an Alligator in their
hand, were reading an Alligator or looking for an
Terror held Gainesville in his clammy grip.
"Double murder claims UF freshman," read the
first headline on an Alligator extra edition from
Aug. 27, 1990.
In the end, headlines would mark five grisly
In the end, three days would change
Ae this sleepy college town forever.
The first paper of the Fall 1990
rho semester was on its way to newsracks
when police announced their chilling
discovery. Reporters raced back to the
1, blt newsroom to chronicle the deaths of UF
eW s freshmen Sonja Larson, 18, and Christina
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August 1990, and
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new school year that started
on Aug. 27.
Then the savagely
mutilated body of Santa Fe
Community College student
Christa Hoyt, 19, was
Officers from Gainesville
Police, the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement were just
beginning piece together
macabre details when two
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In 1990, in order to expand the
organization's educational role, Campus
Communications Inc., the Alligator's
parent company, made the unprecedented
and bold move of creating The Herald
Publishing Co., Inc. (HPC).
HPC is a wholly-owned, for-profit
subsidiary. Some months later, HPC
purchased the High Springs Herald,
a small, then-38-year-old weekly
newspaper in nearby High Springs.
The Alligator is the only student
newspaper in the nation that owns a
Ed Barber was named the company
president and the newspaper's publisher.
He immediately hired Ronald Dupont Jr.
as the new editor.
Dupont was an Alligator alumnus
and had a great deal of experience with
newspapers, including The Palm Beach
Post and The Gainesville Sun.
Dupont soon turned the hometown
newspaper into an award-winning
important newspaper in northwest curve
of Alachua County, and the southwestern
tip of neighboring Columbia County to
There were several reasons why CCI
took this step.
The principal one is that students now
have the opportunity to learn community
journalism, as well as train in the
microcosm of a metro daily, the Alligator.
The secondary reason for the purchase
was as a long-term investment.
It is predicted that the growth of this
market within 20 years will be such
that the investment will return great
dividends to CCI. The paid circulation
newspaper has grown from less than 900
to more than 4,000.
The Herald covers the cities and
towns of High Springs, Alachua,
Newberry, Jonesville, Fort White, and
LaCrosse. They are called the Crescent
Communities because they are located
in the northwestern crescent of Alachua
The Herald's circulation zone spans
much of north Central Florida, from the
city of Alachua, a high-tech hotspot, to
Newberry, a fast-growing farming and
In the last 15 years, the Herald has
won more than 40 national and 127 state
awards for journalism and advertising.
During that time it has been Florida's
highest-awarded small weekly.
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Barber continued from page 2
"I have to laugh at the recipes on
the Campbell labels today," he laughed.
"Judy and I were inventing those long
before Campbell's. I wonder if they owe
When a salaried position ofanAlligator
full-time assistant production manager
opened, he applied and was selected. He
worked under Don Addis, who was an
excellent humorous and cartoonist. After
Addis left his position at the Alligator, he
became a highly renowned newspaper
editorial and Playboy cartoonist.
The longer hours caused Barber to
leave his first love of the newsroom. But
before he did he became the newspaper's
"special interviewer." When someone
came to UF of news value, he would get a
story in a one-on-one interview.
"I always crammed for the interview,"
Barber said. "I would quickly read a lot
of background information on the subject
to develop what I thought were good solid
Barber eventually dropped out of UF
to devote more time and training in the
non-student areas of the Alligator. In
those days that included advertising,
circulation, business, and production. He
had fallen in love with the possibilities
of the framework of the Alligator's
educational opportunities for students.
After some years, Barber became the
production manager and in 1968 all the
offices moved into beautiful new space in
the new Reitz Union.
Through the 10 years Barber worked
at the Alligator until 1973, he saw and
made fast friends with many students
who became journalists mostly in Florida,
but throughout the United States and
even the world.
All that ended in 1973.
After those 10 years, Barber had
moved up from a student in the Alligator
newsroom to production, manager,
operations manager and assistant
general manager. Early in 1972 he had
been appointed general manager of the
Alligator and acting department head of
the UF Office of Student Publications.
The previous year, Alligator editor
Ron Sachs stood his ground in a First
Amendment conflict with UF President
Stephen C. O'Connell. Due to the conflict
and a later ruling by the Florida attorney
general, O'Connell was placed in an
awkward situation. The attorney general
ruled that a UF president was responsible
aroer, left, ana tnen-UP 1-'resident
John Lombardi, share at a light mo-
ment at the Alligator's celebration of
"Crocodile Rock" (photograph by Stacy
In 1994, a small number of newspaper publishers were invited to the White House.
They were not chosen because of party affiliation or campaign contributions, but
because their work had come to the administration's attention. Ed Barber and his
wife Judy, above center, meet the first couple (official White House photograph).
for any group or action that was a part of
the university, and therefore was the
publisher of the Alligator. However, as a
government employee, the UF president
could not use any means of prior restraint
over the student editors or be in violation
of the First Amendment.
O'Connell stated that he could not be
ethically and legally responsible for an
entity over which he had no control. The
president tried several different methods
to correct the dilemma, but could not
find any that satisfied the conflict. He
finally was able to appoint a study
committee made up of faculty, students
and a newspaper publisher and chaired
by the distinguished former journalism
professor Hugh Cunningham.
After meeting for months and failing to
come up with a plan, the committee asked
for the public to submit plans. Three were
submitted and they chose one they then
adapted slightly. In turn, O'Connell, the
UF Administrative Council, State Board
of Regents, and the Florida Cabinet
approved the plan. *
By January 1973, the paper was
passed into private ownership by Campus
Barber was offered the opportunity
to stay as the general manager of the
Alligator, but flatly refused because his
plan was the one adopted by UF and
As the on-campus newspaper business
head, Barber had legally used his state
paid time and that of the business
staffs, state owned materials, space and
equipment to produce the large report
that was adopted.
He stated at the time that it would be
highly unethical for an individual to use
all of the state-owned assets to create
a private company that he would then
"It broke my heart at the time,"
Barber said, "and a lot of people told me
I was wrong. I will always appreciate Dr.
Michael Gannon, renowned UF history
professor and author."
So Barber was without a job, and the
Barbers had just bought their first home,
the starter home where they raised their
two children, and where he lives alone
today. His high school sweetheart for
almost four years and wife one month
short of 44 years, suddenly passed away
Back in 1973, after being tapped
by UF to help ease the transmission of
assets to Campus Communications for
six months, Barber became the Director
of Publications for the university. A
year later he accepted a position with
the University of Florida Presses, the
scholarly book publisher for UF and most
of the other Florida public universities.
By late 1975, the Alligator appointed
an interim, part-time general manager
and opened a national search to fill the
"At that time, I felt someone else who
was not a part creating the plan had
served the paper, and that since I would
be a part of a national search, it was
ethical for me to apply," Barber said.
Humble he may have been, but
through following 30 years in his job,
many others have recognized his fierce
attitude toward a free press, plus his
skill at business matters and proving
to various individuals and groups, the
quality of the Alligator students, whether
or not they worked in the newsroom, or
in the various business departments of
the newspaper. Several years ago, Barber
was named to Who's Who in America.
Barber has earned several top awards
for his writing, advertising work and
design. He has twice been the chairman
of the chief newspaper organization in
Florida, the Florida Press Association.
The national College Media Advisers
named him the top business adviser to
Barber was the third recipient of
an annual award from the Society
of Professional Journalists. SPJ is
the prestigious national journalism
association with more than 40,000
members from magazines, newspaper,
broadcast, and others. They honored
Barber with the Helen Thomas Award for
The following year it was awarded to
Barber insists that as nice as all that
is, he greatest joy is working with the
people who produce a highly ethical,
informative and exciting newspaper.
History continued from page 25
more bodies were discovered.
Tracy Paules and Manuel Taboada, both 23 and UF
students, were found dead at the Gatorwood apartment
"I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out
that a guy who would commit a homicide using this
kind of mutilation is a sick individual," Alachua County
Sheriff's spokesman Spencer Mann told the Alligator
in 1990. "For me to come out and say, 'Don't worry, it's
going to be OK' ... I can't do that."
Suspicion and paranoia reigned.
Students crowded together on the floors of off-campus
houses, huddling through nights with little sleep. Knives
and baseball bats became preferred accessories.
UF President John Lombardi, just beginning his
term, called for vigilance.
Reporters from national media outlets trampled to
Gainesville and rumors multiplied.
Then the murders stopped.
But the scars remained. Five young lives came to
horrific ends. Hundreds of UF students left Gainesville,
and would not return.
The panic had begun to fade when Danny Rolling was
arrested on Sept. 8 in Ocala for robbing a Winn-Dixie.
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helped convict him.
Rolling's 1994 trial opened with a shocking twist: He
pleaded guilty. The jury handed down the death penalty
on all five counts, and Rolling was shipped to the Florida
State Prison in Starke to finish his days.
Long after other news organizations had lost interest
in the case, the Alligator continued to provide its readers
In 2004, on the 10th anniversary of Rolling's conviction,
the Alligator revisited the crime, interviewing family
members as they waited for justice.
After a dozen years on death row and exhausting his
appeals, Rolling, 52, is scheduled to die by lethal injection
Nearly seven years after the murders, a reign of
destiny finally trumped Rolling's reign of terror.
"A reign of destiny," the Alligator's front page
proclaimed on Jan. 6, 1997.
At the Sugar Bowl, the Gators football team had won
its first national championship.
"UF had waited 89 years for its first shot at the
big time, and last season was supposed to be the year.
Someone forgot to tell No. 1 Nebraska," the Jan. 6 story
read, referencing the previous year's title game, which
the Gators lost.
Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel won the Heisman
Trophy in '96, the same award head coach Steve Spurrier
brought home to UF three decades earlier.
The Alligator responded with a special section devoted
"Sports were always the king, even more so in '96,"
said Chris Wilcox, an Alligator advertising account
executive from 1995 to 1998. Wilcox is now an advertising
sales manager at USA Today.
By the late '90s, President Lombardi had also taken
the university on its first steps to academic pre-eminence.
Today's campaign to catapult UF into the Top 10 rankings
of public research universities is rooted in Lombardi's
During Wilcox's time at the Alligator, the paper marked
its 90th year of publication with a weeklong series that
looked back at its nine decades of growth.
The Alligator, by now in its own set of offices at 1105
W. University Ave., prepared for the coming 21st century
with more of the usual. Lombardi announced he would
step down in 1999, and a U.S. presidential contest was
gearing up bread-and-butter topics for Alligator
The future looked bright.
The r, ver of cars on ULnive-rsity Avenue trickled to a
standstill and the only thing louder than their blaring
horns were fans' screams.
The dark night was a blur of orange and blue, and
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the next morning copies of the Alligator flew from
In Indianapolis, the boys had done it. The UF men's
basketball team won its first national championship.
From the Sweet 16 to the Elite Eight and finally to
the Final Four, the Alligator kept close watch, banner
headlines and special editions at the ready.
When the clock ran out on that April night, Gainesville
was ready to party like it was 1997.
The nine years between UF's national championships
bridged different worlds.
Since 1997, a pair of wars and the most vicious
terrorist attack in American history had refocused the
national debate on torture tactics and civil liberties.
Eight months after the terrorist attacks of Sept.
11, 2001, an Alligator reporter traveled to the point of
the spear: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where detainees
from Afghanistan were being held in a heavily guarded
When hell rained from the skies in September 2001,
Alligator reporters mobilized, recording UF students'
A year earlier, Tallahassee had grabbed the world's
attention as the battle for the U.S. presidency left the
polls and wended its way through the Florida and
- eventually Supreme courts. Amid the crowd and
the rhetoric, journalists from the nation's largest college
newspaper surveyed the damage.
That same year, the Alligator gained a foothold in
Tallahassee when it joined the state's major newspapers
with a capital bureau.
There have been missteps too.
Late in 2005, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina,
Alligator editors published a cartoon that used a racial
slur to deliver its message.
Student leaders, black and white both, lambasted the
Alligator, and advertisers balked. Weeks later, an apology
The Alligator began a slow shuffle down the road to
The first decade of the 21st century was just past its
midway point, but change abounded.
UF, on its second president in six years, was clawing
its way up the national rankings, with its sights on a Top
Today, in its 100th year, the Alligator bears little
resemblance to those first crowded pages of The
The basic tenets of journalism have not changed, but
the reporters and technology that deliver that news are
dramatically different than they were in 1906.
Today, stories are typed into whirring computers, and
a few clicks of a mouse fling tomorrow's pages through
cyberspace and two miles across town.
In the Sun's massive pressroom with its narrow
metal staircases, jangling alarms and candy colored
control panels it feels more like the belly of a battleship
than the drab building on SW 13th Street that it is.
Giant rolls of paper and vats of ink wait for fate, and
though the differences between 1906 and 2006 are vast,
ink and paper must still be wed to give birth to each
edition of the Alligator.
Today, one thing is no longer uncertain: There will be
another paper tomorrow.
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"We were children of the '50s and '60s.
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what I would have ended up
"The Alligator never thinks of itself as a
"I spent a lot more time focusing on the
Alligator than I did on my classes."
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1971 for a series of Gainesville Sun columns.
In addition to his accolades, Davis was
infamous among journalism students for
recording pointed critical assessments of
their work on audiotapes.
Even so, Davis was the most beloved and
respected journalism professor, Marilyn
After college, she and her husband kept
their careers in
synch. For instance, "Clearly thE
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talk about," said
now an adjunct journalism instructor at the
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Though Finkel, the Washington Post
reporter, also met his wife at the Alligator,
other alumni connections are less obvious.
When Finkel outpaced two other candidates
for his Pulitzer, one of the finalists was Debbie
Cenziper of The Miami Herald a former
Moyer, the Star Tribune publisher,
succeeded Lundy, the former Philadelphia
Inquirer editor, at the now-defunct Arkansas
Gazette. Years later, the two went to head to
head in the Twin Cities, where Lundy was
editor and senior vice president of the St.
Paul Pioneer Press.
"Clearly the Alligator at the century
mark has the proudest record of any college
newspaper in the country," said Ron Sachs,
the Alligator editor who set the paper on its
track to independence.
Sachs, former Gov. Lawton Chiles' press
secretary, now runs his own consulting firm
Randy Bellows, the editor
who inherited the paper in
1972, took charge at a time
when it was apparent that
UF would seize control of
the paper, force it off campus
entirely or kill it.
The legal wrangling over the
paper's future had a profound
effect on the Alligator's new editor.
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"It was the single most significant
professional experience I ever had," said
Bellows, a circuit court judge in Virginia since
2002. "I can't emphasize that enough."
Bellows went on to Harvard Law School.
He graduated cum laude and spent the next
25 years as a federal prosecutor, taking part
in some of the most high-profile cases in
Bellows prosecuted a pair of former FBI
agents accused of spying for the Soviet Union
and, later, Russia.
In 2002, he
Alligator at served as co-
lead counsel in
mark has the the prosecution
of John Walker
>cord of a Xny Lindh, nicknamed
newspaper Bellows was
tn -"" not the first
untryX former Alligator
SachS reporter to make
the rarefied rise
to Harvard Law.
Philip Graham, a
onetime publisher of The Washington Post
and Alligator alum, worked as a law clerk for
two Supreme Court justices in his pre-Post
The Alligator's other political connections
are more local: Rhea Chiles, wife of the former
governor, worked at the Alligator during her
time at UF, and Charles E. Bennett, the
Alligator editor in 1931, represented Florida
in Congress for 44 years, longer than any
other elected official.
"We took our work at the Alligator very
seriously," Sachs said.
Maybe the greatest Alligator story ever
told was not about the exodus of Florida men
to war or the bruises of racial integration or
even the euphoria of a national
Maybe, just maybe, it was
the drama that played out
behind those headlines
the angry sources,
the missed deadlines
and the First Amendment
"We were always a real
commodity," Pope said, "a
real melting pot I don't
like to use cliches but
we were really a microcosm
of life, and certainly of the
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Carlisle rejected the argument in
the first ruling in the country on the
topic. Years later, the case was used
in federal court.
On Aug. 20, 1990, four UF students
and a Santa Fe Community College
student were brutally murdered
and mutilated as they slept in their
Gainesville apartments. Terrified
parents ordered their children to with-
draw from school.
Rolling Before Danny Rolling was charged
with the crime, and the world media de-
scended on Gainesville demanding vengeance. The
Alligator assigned reporter Jaime Abdo to cover the
case, which dragged on and on.
As Rolling's trial finally approached in the
summer of 1994, UF law professor Jon Mills, a
long-time advocate for privacy rights, undertook a
special assignment from the state attorney to help
the families of the victims deal with their concern
that grisly crime scene photographs would be made
public in the trial.
Mills filed an impassioned plea with Judge Stan
Morris to seal the photographs forever from public
view, even though they would be a crucial part
of the evidence against Rolling. Lawyers for The
New York Times, The Tampa Tribune, The Miami
Herald and other major news organizations all
agreed it would be futile to oppose the request.
Abdo, by then editor of the Alligator, however,
felt a strong need to see the photographs. Rumors
about mutilation of the victim had swirled about
the campus for years. Abdo had been able to contact
Rolling directly through letters and she wanted to
see the evidence for herself-- not to copy or publish
the photographs, but only so that she could see and,
if appropriate in her judgment, describe the evi-
dence for readers.
Over threats of the institutional press that she
would never get a job, Abdo had the Alligator step
forward to oppose Mills' motion. The Alligator ar-
gued that criminal trials historically had been open
to the public and press even when the crimes were
of a heinous nature and that the evidence at least
should be available for inspection.
Abdo and the Alligator insisted that for courts to
maintain their legitimacy they must allow the pub-
lic to see evidence they consider, and that simply
prohibiting copying of the photographs could pro-
tect the concerns of families of the victims.
After the Alligator took its courageous stance,
other media companies changed their position.
Judge Morris, with the able assistance of UF pro-
fessor Gerald Bennett acting as law clerk, ordered
the evidence open to public inspection, but not copy-
Hundreds of people lined up at the clerk's office
the following day to see the photographs. They had
to know for themselves what had happened.
Rolling pleaded guilty and was convicted. The
state used the photographs in open court to per-
suade a jury to sentence him to death.
A fraternity tape
On February 26, 1999, Lisa Gier King, a mother
of two and a stripper, agreed to entertain the mem-
bers of the Delta Chi Fraternity on the UF campus.
King wound up having sex with a number of the
fraternity brothers and then claimed she had been
In the course of his investigation, then-State
1993 William J. Clinton is
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Attorney Rod Smith seized from the fraternity vid-
eotapes of the sex. After reviewing the tapes, Smith
declined to arrest any of the fraternity members.
The National Organization for Women rushed to
King's defense, protesting Smith's inaction.
Alligator editor Shannon Colavecchio demanded
release of the tapes. The Public Records Law ex-
empts evidence depicting the victim of a sexual
assault, but if Smith was not going to charge the
fraternity members with a crime, the tapes had to
be released. King's lawyer moved for a protective
order, claiming King was a victim. The Alligator
asked Judge Chester Chance to decide whether
Smith or King was right.
Suddenly the tens of thousands
of decades-old files throughout
the state in law offices, medical
schools and many other scientific
and academic units were sealed.
After reviewing three hours of tapes, Judge
Chance ordered the tapes released, finding that
although fraternity members said on the tapes
that they were raping King, they did nothing in the
tapes caused him to believe King was a victim. The
world media scooped up copies of the tapes and they
became the centerpiece of a nationwide debate over
fraternity initiations. Filmmakers also used the
tapes to create "Raw Deal: A Question of Consent,"
a documentary shown at the 2001 Sundance Film
The most recent chapter in Alligator litigation
lore began when Dale Earnhardt died in a crash
in the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb.
The Orlando Sentinel had predicted a driver
would die like this because NASCAR had refused to
require drivers to use head and neck restraints.
NASCAR claimed after the crash that Earnhardt
died because his seatbelt broke, not because of the
lack of a head and neck restraint. Almost immedi-
ately after his death there were several instanc-
es when evidence of the crash was excluded
from timely public and even official access, as
well as differences in the accounts of the condi-
tion of Earnhardt's seat belt.
Autopsy photographs could have proven
whether NASCAR's claim was a lie, but
Earnhardt's widow, Teresa, sued to prevent the
medical examiner from releasing the records
to the media. Despite more than a 100 years of
complete access to autopsy photographs, only once
had a newspaper published one, and then only
The Gators football team
wins it first nationi i title
upon the request of the victim's family. There had
never been a mad rush by newspapers to print such
photographs. But when the Sentinel demanded to
see the photographs it drew a firestorm of criticism
from the NASCAR Nation.
The Sentinel called for help from other news-
papers to defend its request as reasonable. The
Alligator, by now the leading advocate of open
government laws in Florida, stepped up to offer a
The rest of the media then once again got cold
The Sentinel and other media organizations
announced a settlement that would have had a
forensic pathologist to examine the photographs,
announce his or her findings, and seal the photo-
graphs forever. The Alligator refused to go along
with the deal.
For many decades, the Public Records Law
had required autopsy photographs to be released
and there were no exceptions for racecar drivers.
Alligator editor Jason Brown proposed the same so-
lution to Teresa Earnhardt's privacy claims that it
had proposed to the privacy claims made by family
members of the Rolling's victims -- allow the photo-
graphs to be viewed but not copied.
That would have been a sensible solution to
the problem. The case soon, however, became a
field day for politicians who were anxious to dem-
onstrate their sympathy for a grieving widow of a
hugely popular sports icon and their contempt for
ghouls who wished to view gruesome photographs.
As the Alligator persevered in the suit to uphold
the law, several advertisers withdrew, the building
was vandalized, newsracks were destroyed and
newspapers set on fire. Staff members received
multiple death threats, including one directed to
the newspaper's managing editor that threatened
to "kill you and your whole staff and put your au-
'topsy photos on the Internet."
Gov. Jeb Bush announced his support for a bill
to amend the Public Records .Law to stop even any
viewing of the photographs. The Florida Legislature
made passage of the amendment its top priority in
2001. In fact, the Legislature made the law retroac-
tive. Suddenly the tens of thousands of decades-old
files throughout the state in law offices, medical
schools and many other scientific and academic
units were sealed.
Professor Mills, still smarting from the results
in the Rolling case seven years earlier, jumped
into the case to vehemently defend the retroactive
legislation as constitutional even though it plainly
Judge Joseph Will then conducted a nationally
televised trial, which ended with castigation of the
Alligator for its spirited defense of open govern-
ment laws and a NASCAR donation of $15,000 to
the state Republican Party. The Fifth District Court
of Appeal upheld the ruling, ignoring controlling
Before the Alligator could return to the court
that always had welcomed its defense of press
rights, Bush appointed two new Florida Supreme
Court justices. They tipped the balance four to
three in favor of refusing to review the case.
Acey Harper would not
"-have liked that result. A few
S Exactos probably would have
gone through the roof had
She still been working at the
Thomas R. Julin is a for-
mer editor of the Alligator.
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Young replaces him.
George W. Bush
begins as U.S.
Center in New
Operation Iraqi Freedom
begins. U.S. strikes targets
The Alligator faces reader
and advertiser backlash
following publication of a
Hurricane Katrina de-
stroys New Orleans.
Danny Rolling is
schedule to die by lethal
injection on Oct. 25.
marks 100 years
A photographer of uncommon talent and tenacity, Ellison
ventured to battles and revolutions, capturing the drama
with his lens and giving his life for his craft.
:o Ellh o-n v, is a great Alligator
phoito grapher He could capture
; torie- : on film that couldn't
Iavte been t:lid better if written
in several thousand words. His skills
as an artist with the camera were
matched only by his news instincts
and great courage.
Of course he covered his share
of grips and grins, chicken dinners
and sports, but he would rise so far
above all that on his own enterprise.
Quiet and reserved to the point of
taciturnity, Ellison had a great inner
fire. He jumped from airplanes,
climbed into deep, dark caves and
faced a lot of people who would have
rather not had their pictures taken.
Ellison was in the thick of the
action during Martin Luther King,
Jr.'s leadership of the march from
Montgomery to Selma. His shots
of determined, yet peaceful faces
of marchers including King's
- contrasted with the grim coldness
in the faces of authorities blocking the
On assignment for the Alligator in
1965, Ellison was covering a multi-
partied revolution in Costa Rica when
he was kidnapped and roughed-up for
several hours by one of the political
factions. They finally let him go, but
Ellison felt the worse part of the
ordeal was that they took some of
his film. Only a month later, again
for the Alligator, Ellison was covering
the U.S. Marines under fire during
U.S. military action in the Dominican
Ellison went to Vietnam as an
Alligator photographer and free-
lancer. He shot many photos for Black
Star magazines and continued to
shoot for the Alligator. Every so often,
the Alligator would receive a thick
brown envelope wrapped in layers
of duct tape. They were photos from
Ellison at the front.
He reported the war with great
skill. He went into infamous
Khe Sanh to cover the
Marines trapped in that siege.
Khe Sanh was constantly
bombarded with mortar fire.
It was almost impossible
to land aircraft under that
firepower. Few supplies could
get in, and almost nothing
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died covering Vietnam for the Alligator and
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