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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 44
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24,2006
U.S. Senate candidates split on Iraq, oil
* THE U.S. LEGISLATORS WERE
QUESTIONED ON CONTRIBUTIONS.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
DAVIE Republican Rep. Katherine
Harris and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson di-
verged on issues of the war in Iraq and oil
drilling in Alaska during Monday night's
hour-long debate, which aired on public tele-
The two candidates for the U.S. Senate
answered questions about their views on the
war in Iraq, the possibility of war with North
Korea and U.S. policy with Cuba.
Nelson, an incumbent who is far ahead
in the polls, said there is no military solution
to Iraq, so the United States should enforce a
political solution on the country, dividing the
country into Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni nations
with the help of other countries.
Harris said if the United States were to "cut
and run" from Iraq, the troops would have
died in vain.
Elections Harris, the former Florida
2006 secretary of state, added that
what happens in Iraq could
have a ripple effect on the
region, so the United States should stand
"Defeat is not an option," she said.
Both candidates said war with North Korea
is an option they would consider.
However, Nelson said he would use diplo-
macy first, while Harris said it was pointless
"That's the way we lost Vietnam -because
Congress tried to make a decision," she said.
Switching the debate to Cuba, Harris said
that Fidel Castro's days are numbered and
that the United States should focus on build-
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 9
to students' delight
Chen Wang/ Alligator
Freshman SFCC student Amanda Davis enjoys a vanilla latte from the new Starbucks in Library West while
waiting for her boyfriend to finish class Monday afternoon.
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Students flocked to the first
floor of Library West on Monday
morning to get their caffeine fix
at UF's first on-campus Starbucks
"I'm thinking I might have to
ask my dad to put more money
on my declining balance so I can
go to Starbucks," said Courtney
Zurich, a business junior and
longtime Starbucks customer.
Complete with mustard-
colored glass lampshades and
corporate art, the library's new
Starbucks is the coffee giant's
only full franchise on campus.
Other kiosks serve a small selec-
tion of Starbucks drinks but do
"I'm thinking I might
have to ask my dad to
put more money on my
UF business junior
not have a franchise agreement
with Starbucks Corp.
On the cool Monday morning,
Zurich purchased a tall, nonfat
seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte
with whipped cream that put her
"in the mood for fall." The wait
for Zurich's drink was a bit long
because Starbucks is training on-
campus workers, she said.
SEE CAFE, PAGE 9
A KILLER'S END
Rolling case changed prosecutor Rod Smith's career
By DREW HARWELL
Before Rod Smith, 56, was a state senator,
he fought for the death of Danny Rolling.
As the lead prosecutor in Rolling's trial, he
was responsible for persuading the jury to sen-
tence Rolling to death for his murders of five
Gainesville students in 1990.
When Smith was elected State Attorney
for the 8th Judicial Circuit in 1992, he knew he
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story, pg, 20.
would be taking over the Rolling case.
At the time, he was representing unions
for police officers, correctional officers and
firefighters in his private legal practice.
He had never prosecuted before.
However, he was far from unprepared: In
1991 he had been listed in the book "The Best
Lawyers in America."
Smith said that in the early days of the trial,,
there were a lot of lingering questions. Many
people wondered if Rolling had worked
alone or if another suspect, UF student Ed
Humphrey, was involved.
He said many weren't
AW, confident about DNA evi-
dence, even though body
fluids at the crime scene
matched Rolling's DNA,
and a hair belonging to
Christa Hoyt was found at
Smith Rolling's campsite.
For many, one question about Danny
Rolling's murders still lingers: Why?
Smith said that although Rolling was rarely
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Ramadan with the cel-
ebration of'Eid al-Fitr on
the banks of Kanapaha
See story, pg. 9.
successful in life, he was a skilled killer. He
made his victims suffer for his own failures.
"They were college students, they were
ambitious, they were what he would never
be," Smith said. "But for one night, he could
control everything they were. Everything they
would ever be."
To prepare for the case, Smith pored over
police reports, serial killer research and wit-
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Reitz Union North Lawn, 8
Student Government presents
an event to allow Gainesville
housing vendors to provide
information to students about
living off campus.
Day of Silence
Turlington Plaza, 10 a.m.
Pro-Life Alliance sponsors
anti-abortion event in which
students give up their voices
for a day to represent the
"Rx for Survival: Deadly
Orange and Brew, 6:15 p.m.
Universities Allied for
Essential Medicines screens
the PBS documentary to raise
awareness of global health
African People Solidarity
New Engineering Building,
Room 101, 6:30 p.m.
Students for a Human Society
sponsors discussion of colo-
nialism, African economics,
reparations and the diamond
PBS, 8 p.m.
Charlie Crist and Jim Davis
participate in the "Before
You Vote Decision 2006"
debate, which will be broad-
cast on all Florida public
"Wizard People, Dear
Reitz Union Auditorium, 8
The Graduate Film Studies
Group presents a screening
of Brad Neeley's parody
of the first Harry Potter
film, "Harry Potter and the
Suspected explosive halts
traffic on Main Street
Police blocked off south-
bound traffic near 900 S Main
St. on Tuesday after a suspi-
cious device was reported at
the Elite Towing yard.
Police later established the
device was not a dangerous
Sam Mooney, an Elite Towing
mechanic, said he was clearing
out the trunk of a-Mustang that
had been on the Elite Towing
lot for several months when he
found a foot-long blue canister
he said was labeled "anti-per-
sonnel mine" in the trunk.
"It made me nervous when
I dropped it," Mooney said.
"After that, I got the hell out
Firefighters took pictures of
the device that were reviewed
by on-site experts, who later
determined it was harmless.
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Noise fines to increase
By CHAD SMITH
Students cited by officers for holding
a loud party will have to wait a full year
before being able to crank up the volume
again if they don't want a fine.
The Gainesville City Commission voted
unanimously to strengthen noise code vio-
lation penalties Monday, making it easier
for loud students to get stiffer penalties.
A resident who receives a noise com-
plaint in a residential area currently is giv-
en a 90-day warning period. If the resident
gets another complaint, he or she could be
fined more than $100 for that complaint
and more than $200 for the third.
Starting Nov. 1, the period will be ex-
tended to 365 days.
Several commissioners said UF stu-
dents make up the majority of-the noise
Commissioner Jack Donovan said that
to deal with UF students, the city must
deal with the university.
Gainesville and the university need to
find a way that UF can "take more respon-
sibility in making the students take more
responsibility," Donovan said.
To do that, a commissioner suggested
that all commissioners talk to UF's direc-
tor of off-campus life, Nora Kilroy. .
After the meeting, Kevin Daly, a land-
lord who rents houses near UF to students,
said the new policy will hurt students and
Daly said landlords are also penalized
for the complaints tenants receive, and
enough complaints could result in land-
lords' losing their rental licenses.
He said the commission is targeting
students, who, for the most part, are not
"The vast majority are perfectly won-
derful people," he said.
"The vast majority are perfectly
He suggested a system that penalizes
the consistently loud tenants instead of
hurting ones who receive an occasional
The commissioners also voted to in-
crease landlord permit fees to $177. The
money from the increased fees will pay for
three new code enforcement officers near
the university to make sure tenants follow
Adrienne Johnson, a journalism sopho-
more, said she has no problem with the
city getting tougher on loud students.
Johnson said she lived in a family area
last year where she and her roommates
got complaints from neighbors and their
landlord, but she understood.
"I would've been complaining, too,"
Reitz robbery botched
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Two Reitz Union employees were ar-
rested Sunday night for a burglary in the
building, University Police Department
officials said Monday.
Christopher Brian Stump, 35, a main-
tenance mechanic, and his wife, Jocelyn
R. Stump, 40, a night manager, were ar-
rested after the burglary, in which about
$190 worth of food was stolen, said Capt.
Jeff Holcomb, spokesman for UPD.
"We received a call from a person that
said they believed someone was stealing
food from the Reitz Union area in the
loading dock and were placing boxes
of Sysco-type food ... in the back of a
pickup truck," Holcomb said.
Holcomb said Sysco food is usually
packaged in bulk and sold to restaurants.
It is not intended for individual use.
The stolen items included a 30-pound
box of chicken wings, one bag of chicken
breasts, 10 pounds of flour, five pounds
of sugar and a 48-piece box of chicken
Holcomb said UPD officers went to
the Reitz Union to check the situation.
An officer overheard a Reitz Union radio
communication between people using
two-way radios signaling UPD's arrival.
Police suspect it was the Stumps.
"Basically, somebody was getting
play-by-play of us coming in there,"
Holcomb said Jocelyn Stump, who
was on duty at the time, had provided
her husband with a two-way radio so
she could warn him if police arrived.
Officers contacted the couple, read
them their rights and "at some point,
they did admit to stealing the food,"
Officials don't know why the Stumps
stole the food, but the
On couple is prohibited from
Campus UF's campus until further
Michel Bergeron, an English junior
at UF, was working at the Reitz Union
Hotel the night of the burglary. He said
that he saw Jocelyn and Christopher
Stump each morning and that they were
responsible for handling the staff, lock-
ing doors and calling emergency services
if anything happened.
"They have pretty much unlim-
ited authority within the union," he
said. "Jocelyn has complete access to the
building without question, and the same
almost goes for Chris."
Bergeron said he heard Jocelyn Stump
talking on the radio to an unidentified
man about UPD's actions.
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4, ALLIGATOR M TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24,2006
Danny Rolling took lives, changed others
Smith recalls trial strategy
SMITH, from page 1
ness testimonies. He said he some-
times slept at the courthouse.
But after seeing the crime scene
photos, Smith said he wasn't able to
get much sleep anyway.
He read "Paradise Lost," a 17th-
century poem chronicling the bibli-
cal story of a battle between angels
and demons over mankind, and lat-
er quoted it in his dosing arguments.
The poem helped Smith understand
Danny's spiritual perspective of his
own horrendous actions.
"There was this battle this
eternal battle between people for
your soul," Smith said. "And, sim-
ply, he was a loser in that battle."
Smith said Rolling, who was
Pentecostal, quoted the Bible often.
"Danny could kill you and then
the next day pray about it."
In January of 1993, Smith was
told that Rolling wanted to speak
As Rolling's prosecutor, Smith
was unsure about the idea. He
wanted to speak with Rolling but
thought it would be unethical and
improper for a prosecutor to meet
with the prosecuted.
Other lawyers told him not to
even approach Rolling.
"But since I was new and didn't
know better," Smith said. "I had a
The killer confesses
He sent a team of nonlawyers to
speak with Rolling. The team ad-
vised Rolling that speaking with the
prosecution would be improper and
that he had his own defense attor-
ney, C. Richard Parker, to consult.
Smith then waited to hear from
Rolling later confessed to the
murders while he was held at
Florida State Prison. When he con-
fessed, he did so by whispering to
fellow inmate Bobby Lewis. Lewis
then repeated the grisly details.
At first, Smith and his team
didn't believe Lewis. They sent a let-
ter to Lewis' lawyer telling him that
Lewis would never get a deal for of-
fering Rolling's confession.
Smith began to take Lewis seri-
ously when his team heard some-
thing no one but the murderer could
have known about the crime. The
details of Rolling's admission are
inappropriate for publication.
The game was on. Smith knew
Rolling was the killer but could
only get admission through Lewis.
Smith knew that this confession,
however legitimate, would never
hold in court without verification
from Rolling himself.
"Even though we now knew all
the details of what had happened
through the words of Danny Rolling
as whispered in the ear of Bobby
Lewis," Smith said, "on that tape, all
you heard was Bobby Lewis."
Smith told his team to bring a"
video camera with them to their
next meeting with Rolling. As Lewis
repeated all of the details Rolling
had whispered, a member of Smith's
team named LeGran Hewitt asked
Rolling, "Is that right, Danny?"
Rolling nodded. There, on tape,
they had Rolling's verification that
he was the murderer.
Smith, along with psychologists
who interviewed Rolling, said the
camera represented an amount of
attention and fame that Rolling had
never received in his personal life.
"Danny saw himself as a star,
and I think he loved the fact that
there was a camera on him," Smith
said. "And, in fact, that turned out
to be a home run. Because he told us
Smith was on his way to a Super
Bowl party when he got the call that
Rolling had confessed on camera.
"When we got all that, the case
was really over because now we
had the DNA, and now we had the
tape," Smith said. "The public never
had any idea how strong our case
During the pretrial hearings,
Smith said, he "got a sense of how
bizarre Rolling really was."
"He would come off as this
sheepish, mild-mannered .... in-
dividual," Smith said, "but there
were glimpses of when he wasn't.
And you realized the wide, chame-
leonlike character that really was
After Smith moved to show
evidence during the pretrial, the
skeletal remains of the victims were
brought into court to show the
direction and intensity of the stab
When they were brought in,
Rolling was obviously uncomfort-
able, Smith said. He told the court
that he was sick and asked for per-
mission to leave.
Smith said he knew before the
trial there was a chance Rolling
might plead guilty. If he did, many
of the family members, who decided
not to attend the first day of the trial,
would miss his plea.
Smith contacted the families with
fake news that the judge had or-
dered they attend the trial's first day.
He lied and said the families needed
to come in to be instructed on-how
to behave in court.
He wanted them to see their
children's murderer plead guilty.
On February 15, 1993, the trial's
first day, Rolling pleaded guilty in
front of the victims' families.
Smith said he thought Rolling's
decision, was influenced by the
fact that several pieces of evidence,
including the skeletal remains and
reports of Rolling's postmortem sex
and mutilation, were unusable in
court after he pleaded guilty.
"Danny probably figured he had
a better chance if the jury didn't
know everything he did," Smith
After Danny's plea, University
Avenue was closed due to the over-
whelming media presence, Smith
said. He was told that the news trav-
eled so far as Egypt and London
Smith said the highlight of the
trial came late in the proceedings.
He received a call from someone
who saw Rolling a a Gainesville
movie theater prior to the murders.
Though some on Smith's counsel
thought the detail was inconsequen-
tal, mitnr immeciateiy mace cals
to the movie theater. He wanted
to know what movie Rolling saw
while waiting to kill.
The movie was "The Exorcist
Ill." In it, a killer known as Gemini
murdered and beheaded a woman.
Weeks earlier, as part of Rolling's
defense to the court, he had said an
evil side of him known as Gemini
took over his body when he mur-
dered the students.
With Rolling's alter ego exposed
as merely a movie reference, the
prosecution had unraveled one
more piece of his defense.
The worst part of the trial, Smith
said, was not the late nights, the days
of research or the grisly details.
"The most torturous thing in the
whole trial was listening to him play
his guitar on tape," he said. "He was
truly a man who perceived his skills
with music different than they were.
Because he was awful."
Smith said his closing arguments
in Rolling's case were inspired by
talks about courage and duty with
his father, a World War II veteran.
In Smith's dosing argument, he
told the jury to do its duty in sen-
tencing a merciless killer to death.
The jury deliberated over the
sentencing all night. Smith said he
was miserable the entire time.
When the jury returned, it unani-
mously sentenced Rolling to death.
Death for Danny
Now, 12 years later, Rolling is
scheduled to be executed on Oct. 25.
Smith recently wrote letters to
Sthe victims' families, telling them he
would not attend Rolling's execu-
tion. He said he would be thinking
of them on that day.
He said he is still approached by
people who ask him if what he did
was right and if the death penalty
"I can't, for a moment, answer
whether or not it deters crime. Those
issues are so difficult," he said.
"What I can say is that I believe,
then and now, that it will deter
Danny Rolling. And that's enough
Tim Hussin / Alligator Stant
TOP: In this 2000 file photo, State Attorney Rod Smith analyzes evi-
dence during Danny Rolling's appeal trial. Smith was the attorney
who prosecuted Rolling when he was sentenced to death in 1994.
BOTTOM: Sen. Rod Smith, a former state.attorney and gubernatorial
candidate, speaks during an interview Wednesday at his office in
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
For more about those involved with the killings, see pg. 8.
Student Body president recounts terror after murders
* SG POLITICS TOOK A BACK
SEAT TO STUDENTS' SAFETY.
By JAMES RIGNEY
Michael Browne expected his
second semester as Student Body
president to consist of fulfilling cam-
paign promises, promoting voter
registration and meeting other goals
while taking a full course load.
But on the first day of the Fall
1990 semester, he found out his term
would be dramatically different.
He was walking to class Monday
morning when Judy Plunkett, then-
editor of the Alligator, handed him
an extra edition of the paper.
The headline: "Double murder
claims UF freshman."
Browne's said his first thought
was, "This is horrible." Wanting to
know exactly what happened, he
skipped class and headed straight
for Tigert Hall to meet with UF
President John Lombardi and Art
Sandeen, the vice president of
Student Affairs at the time.
Many people were telling female
students to make sure they were
with a male who could protect them,
But the news of two more
murders eliminated any sense of
"You wake up Tuesday morn-
ing, and it's another young lady
and a male student, who was a
pretty big guy a pretty tough guy
- and that changed everything alto-
gether," he said.
Browne remembers accompa-
nying Kristene, a friend of his, to
collect her belongings from her
apartment. Browne can't remember
if she was going home, or just to stay
with friends, but he does remember
carrying a baseball bat and a switch-
"I was kicking in closet doors
and room doors, really believing
something was going to happen,"
There were a lot of people just as
scared that first week, he said.
"We realized this was going to go
on for a while," he said.
Browne said the media started
to descend upon Gainesville on
Tuesday afternoon. He did in-
terviews with "Good Morning
America," AP Radio and numerous
"It was like someone flipped a
switch on, and all of a sudden TV
stations and newspapers and radio
stations from all over the country
want to ask you the same five ques-
tions," he said.
Browne spent that first week
working with student leaders and
administrators to keep students safe
UF opened up residence hall
lounges to students. The alumni
"1 don't think anyone felt
absolutely safe, but there
was a feeling that on cam-
pus was safer because of
all the patrols."
Student Body president, 1990
association opened its phones to
students who didn't have phone
service in their apartments so they
could call home and reassure their
College deans and administra-
tors extended fee payment deadlines
and even encouraged students not
to worry about attending classes.
"I laugh about this, and I laughed
about it then, but skipping class I
endorsed it," Browne said.
Security was everyone's primary
concern, he said.
"I don't think anyone felt abso-
lutely safe, but there was a feeling
that on campus was safer because of
all the patrols," he said. "You could
not walk or drive anywhere around
campus without running into law
After the hectic first week, the
fear slowly began to subside, he
said. But it never went away during
his senior year.
Browne, now director of sales
strategy and planning for the
Kellogg Co., said he doesn't let the
murders of 16 years ago affect him
He lives in Kalamazoo, Mich.,
with his wife, Karen, and their two
children, Kathryn, 9, and Carolyn, 7.
Browne said he rarely talks about
the murders with his family.
"I don't think aboutitvery often,"
he said. "I think about the families,
and I hope that, whatever happens,
they have joy or got closure because
I know they had it the hardest. My
heart just goes out to them."
Psychologist had to withhold Rolling's identity for months
By DREW HARWELL
For months, psychologist Harry Krop was one of the only
people who knew the identity of the man who killed five
Gainesville students in 1990.
While hundreds of officers scoured the state for evidence,
Krop was forced to keep the murderer's confession to himself.
Krop, now 63, lived in Gainesville when the then unknown
figure committed his brutal murders. He said he still remem-
bers how the city was
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execution, visit www.alligator.org. his dogs at night, he
over his shoulder, he said. Every night, his daughter Alyssa,
then 8, asked him to tuck her in and check under the bed for
the "bad guy."
Then, almost accidentally, Krop became part of the investi-
gation of the Gainesville murders.
About a month after the first bodies were found, Krop said,
he received a call from Trish Jenkins, one of Marion County's
public defenders. According to Krop, she told him she was re-
viewing the case of a man who had been arrested for attempt-
ing an armed robbery at an Ocala Winn-Dixie supermarket.
The defendant, she believed; had serious health problems
and could be psychotic. She could tell by talking with him that
he was disturbed and depressed. He had rashes and was con-
stantly picking at his skin.
His name was Daniel Harold Rolling.
Krop drove to Ocala the following Sunday to talk to him.
The two had their first meeting in a small, open office.
Krop told Rolling the evaluation was confidential, that the
report would only be sent to his attorney and would only be
shared with the court if his attorney deemed it in his interest.
Krop said the first thing he noticed about Rolling when he
spoke with him was how emotionally distraught he looked.
Something was on his mind. They spoke about the attempted
robbery for about four hours.
At the end of Krop's questioning, he prepared to leave, con-
fident that Rolling was in fact competent and sane, but Rolling
interrupted Krop as he started to leave.
Rolling asked Krop if he could talk about crimes other than
the armed robbery and if everything he said was confidential.
Krop told him yes, unless his speech presented a future threat.
Rolling told Krop there was no threat his murders had
For the next three hours, Rolling recounted to his confidant
the brutal details of his murders. Krop said Rolling seemed
relieved after his confession.
Krop said he felt "emotionally drained."
He wasn't sure if he believed Rolling or if the confessor
just wanted attention. But certain details, like the beheading of
Christa Hoyt, seemed to Krop too thorough to make up.
If the confession was true, Krop knew he knew the serial
killer police officers searched for and people feared.
Krop's wife, a partner in his practice and a licensed mental
health practitioner, discussed the issue with Krop. The two
debated several hypothetical situations: What would happen
to Ed Humphrey, the prime suspect? What if they made an
anonymous call to the police? What if Rolling was released
- would he kill again?
Krop finally decided that there was nothing he could do ex-
cept wait. If he exposed Rolling as the killer, he could have lost
his license, and Rolling's case could be deemed a mistrial.
Krop met with Rolling again after the confession. He evalu-
ated Rolling for weeks before the trial, spending about 500
hours with the killer.
When Rolling confessed and was charged with the mur-
ders, Krop said he felt relieved.
Krop was listed as a witness in Rolling's trial, making him
usable by both the defense and prosecution for testimony. He
testified on Rolling's behalf, but the jury unanimously sen-
tenced Rolling to death.
Since Krop's first evaluation more than 30 years ago, he has
dealt with more than 2,000 first-degree murder suspects and
more than 3,000 sex offenders. He has given more than 10,000
evaluations of sanity.
Krop admits that one good thing came from his awareness
of Rolling's murders: He could tell his daughter with certainty
that the killer wasn't hiding under her bed.
"I couldn't tell her exactly why," he said, "but the bad guy
wasn't going to be coming anymore."
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
Forensic psychologist Harry Krop discusses the Rolling case in his office Friday. Krop spent 500 hours with Danny
Rolling after the 1990 murders.
6, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24,2006
What a rip-off
Voters have no real
choices in national races
T he war in Iraq. The minimum wage. Torture. Wiretapping.
There are plenty of good reasons to vote next month in
Fact, this year's congressional elections will be the most
important in a decade. But if you live in Alachua County, don't
bother sending a message to Washington. On Capitol Hill, no
one really cares what you think.
Now, we're not saying you shouldn't vote. You should.
This year's state and local races for governor, attorney gen-
eral, Alachua County sheriff and Gainesville City Commission
- are important and hotly contested. But the top of the ballot
is just pathetic.
Consider Rep. Katherine Harris' crusade to unseat Sen.
Bill Nelson. She's a joke, of course a jiggling tower of sili-
cone and greasepaint who drinks too much and talks to Jesus.
Republicans from Miami to Pensacola should be ashamed of
her. Most of them are.
But Nelson isn't exactly a dream candidate either. He doesn't
have to be. He's running against a circus clown, so all he has to
do is show up, cean-shaven and fully dressed, to win another
six-year term. Sure, he used to be an astronaut, and he can stand
within 10 feet of an open flame without combusting but
that's a pretty low bar for the U.S. Senate.
Local congressional races are even worse. Rep. Corrine
Brown, whose district includes the southeastern comer of
Alachua County, is going for her seventh term in the House
of Representatives. She has a checkered history of ethics viola-
tions, tax-dodging and race-baiting -but who cares? This year,
she's the only name on the ballot.
Rep. Cliff Stearns isn't much better. He's been in Congress
since 1989 and has backed every harebrained scheme with
a conservative name attached to it. The war in Iraq? Check.
Spying on American citizens? Check. Last month, he voted
for the Military Commissions Act, which suspended the writ
of habeas corpus for the first time since the Civil War. Thanks
a lot, Cliff.
Unfortunately, Steams' district is one of about 350 across the
country where incumbents face no realistic opposition, even
in this year's heated election. His challenger, a Gainesville en-
gineer named Dave Bruderly, can't even get Stears to debate
It's a big problem. When four out of five seats in the House
go to the same candidates year after year, when the same party
controls a congressional district for decades, elections look less
like democracy and more like a sham. And we're stuck with
Corrine Brown and Cliff Steams mediocre hacks who know
they're set for the rest of their lives.
How did we get here? Gerrymandering. Instead of letting
voters choose their politicians, politicians choose their voters.
And not just any voters. They pull and twist and stretch their
districts until the boundaries swallow up all the right people
and exclude all the wrong ones.
It's an exact science. Democrats and Republicans trade their
constituents like baseball cards you give me a black neigh-
borhood, and I'll give you a retirement home. Everybody gets
the right voters, everybody gets re-elected, and eventually the
map looks like a Jackson Pollock painting. The only losers are
So whoever ends up in the governor's mansion next
month, let's hope he has the guts to make our votes count in
Washington. Undoing decades of expert gerrymandering won't
be easy, but it starts locally.
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Davis beats Crist on education, insurance
et's face it. Most of us will be stuck in Florida for As far as property insur-
lives. So this year's gubernatorial election, just two proposed creating a Hurricane
weeks from today, is a pretty big deal. Premium Protection Fund.
This time around, two of the most important and According to Davis' Web site, it
hyped issues are education and insurance. They'll af- -:w will "lower rates, expand cover-
fect all of us in the coming years if we continue to live in age, and provide Florida policy-
Florida. So where do the candidates for governor stand Jessica Holland holders with more protection."
on these issues? Jess Suggests He also plans to create an
As far as education goes, Attorney GeneralCharlie firstname.lastname@example.org eight-point "Policyholder's Bill of
Crist, a Republican, has an absolutely abysmal re- Rights" which would, for one,
cord. Despite being Florida's education commissioner prevent insurance companies from
from 2000 to 2002, he once proposed abolishing the refusing to pay on claims. It would also allow homeown-
Department of Education! He also supports eliminating ers to obtain low-interest loans for "hurricane-proofing"
arts funding, even though it has been proven to raise test their houses. Most importantly, it would prevent insur-
scores. ance companies from dropping their policyholders.
During Crist's reign, Florida consistently ranked as In contrast, Crist just wants to expand Florida's rein-
one of the worst states in standardized testing yet he surance system, which allows insurance companies to in-
doesn't want to change a system that clearly isn't work- sure one another. This may lower premiums in the short
ing. run but if disaster struck, there'd be nothing to stop
On the other hand, Rep. Jim Davis, the Democratic insurance companies from raising their rates to make
nominee, is a staunch supporter of education he up any losses. It seems Crist is looking out for insurance
calls it his top priority. He wrote a bill for smaller class companies, not individual policyholders.
sizes in 1996, years before the thought crossed Gov. Jeb It's important to vote for the candidate whose values
Bush's mind. Davis also wants to increase teachers' are in line with most of Florida's. Education and lower
salaries. Most importantly, he plans to reform the Florida insurance costs are on top of just about everyone's lists
Comprehensive Assessment Test and stop using it to and Jim Davis clearly has better solutions for these
punish students and schools. problems.
If Crist couldn't turn things around for us as educa- At the end of the day, do you want to vote for Charlie
tion commissioner, what could he do as governor? My Crist, a Florida State University alumnus boo! or
guess is not much. It's obvious that Jim Davis, with his Jim Davis, who graduated from UF's law school? I'm
track record of positive legislation for the education sys- kidding. Kind of. But whatever you decide, check out
tem, is the better choice. the candidates' Web sites, watch the debate tonight at 8
While we're on the topic of children, it's important p.m. on PBS and most importantly, vote for your next
to note that Davis supports expanding KidCare the governor on Nov. 7.
state's health insurance program for children and Jessica Holland is an economics and German junior. Her
other child welfare programs. column appears on Tuesdays.
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Letter to the Editor
Porn column made groundless arguments
Gerald Liles' Monday column warning us of
the ills of pornography consumption features
a hilarious series of baseless assertions. First,
he describes the "inescapable ideal" of "fully
developed emotional intimacy" that defines ev-
ery sexual coupling. Apparently, pornography
damages this intimacy through an unknown
mechanism based on the fact that Ted Bundy is
I'm glad an inexperienced undergraduate
male has fully encapsulated the entire spectrum
of human relationships into a couple of sen-
tences, then explained how to avoid destroying
those relationships using anecdotal evidence
of a necrophiliac serial killer and an anony-
mous married man's hard drive. Not only is the
main point wrong, it's hypocritical.
As he has a penis, there's a 99.9 percent
chance Liles has seen and enjoyed pornography
at some point in his life. I hope whatever girl he
was trying to impress with his column fell for
it but I'd suggest going after a girl who ap-
proves of porn, or at least has a sense of reality.
She'd probably be a lot more fun.
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Former GPD spokeswoman took killings to heart
* SADIE DARNELL HELPED
VICTIMS' FAMILIES COPE.
By DREW HARWELL
The woman nicknamed "Saint
Sadie" because of her kind spirit and
caring actions doesn't have anything
nice to say about Danny Rolling.
To her, he is "gutter-spit" and a
"He wanted to become famous
and glorified," said Sadie Damell,
54, a community relations coor-
dinator for the Gainesville Police
Department. "The best thing is to
make him unknown ... as a sign of
It's a strange thing to hear from
someone who, as GPD's spokes-
woman, spent years making sure
the media knew about Rolling, the
man who terrorized Gainesville 16
years ago when he murdered five
But Darnell doesn't let Rolling,
whom she only refers to now as "the
offender," control her life anymore.
And she's worked for years to make
sure his memory doesn't consume
the lives of the victims' families.
But she still remembers the day
the first bodies were discovered.
It was a Sunday afternoon
Aug. 26,1990 when Darnell re-
ceived the call: Williamsburg Village
Apartments, two bodies found.
When she arrived at the apart-
ment, the only media outlets report-
ing on the gruesome discovery were
The Gainesville Sun and WCJB.
She said the scene she witnessed
that day didn't really affect her be-
cause she had no sense of who the
victims were. Three more bodies
would be found in the following
Melancholy and the media
Three weeks after the first mur-
ders, Damell apprehensively met
the victims' families the first time.
"They set you at ease," she said.
"They're so gracious, warm and
wonderful to be around."
Darnell was no stranger to
tragedy. A year before the murders,
Damell had helped her family cope
after her 5-year-old niece Sara died
from a brain tumor.
"She held the family together,"
said Norma Damell, Sara's mother
and Sadie's twin sister. "She's al-
ways been that way."
It was the hundreds of little
things Sadie did, Norma said like
when she charmed McDonald's
workers into giving her a cheese-
burger hours before they served
lunch because Sara, in her hospital
bed, wanted one.
"The best thing is to make
him unknown ... as a sign
Gainesville Police Department
"She would go out of the norm to
make sure the family was taken care
of," Norma said.
Although her talent at manag-
ing heartache helped her to console
the victims' families, she still had to
contend with the.media. After the
five bodies were found, reporters
swarmed Gainesville asking ques-
tions about one of Florida's most
high-profile murder cases.
She said that at the peak of the
media frenzy, she would wake
up at about 5 a.m. to speak with
early-morning radio news. She was
interviewed several hundred times
a day. Her last interview of the day
was usually with a television news-
caster at 11 p.m.
At times, she said, the constant
questioning made her felt like
she was being "bitten to death by
"I'd hate to look back at those
video cips of when I was begin-
ning," said Damell, a self-described
introvert. "I was so nervous then."
"I was just in awe that she was
out there," Norma said. "Seeing
your sister on TV is very surreal."
At the time of the investigation,
Damell had three dogs, a boyfriend
and a gun under her pillow.
When she ran at night, she car-
ried a five-shot .22-caliber pistol.
"I would go running, thinking
Tll shoot him in the kneecaps first,'"
she said, considering the possibility
that the unknown killer could have
"Other times I wished he would
jump out, so I could end it all. Make
him die slow."
When Rolling was identified as
the murderer, Damell said she felt
a huge relief. Her feeling only lasted
for a short while, though. She had to
deal with the next media onslaught.
Life after the tragedy
A lot has changed since the mur-
ders 16 years ago.
Her three dogs are gone. In fact,
after dealing with eight doggy
deaths in her life, she decided to
become a cat person: She received
her twb cats Snuggles and Rugrat
- from her nephew.
Her boyfriend is gone too.
Damell said that she's too busy with
her career and that in her position,
it's hard to maintain a relationship.
"Lots of guys are threatened by a
woman in uniform," she said.
In 1992, she was selected to at-
tend the FBI National Academy, a
special training school that only in-
vites about 1 percent of law enforce-
In 1994, she was promoted to
Other things haven't changed at
all since 1990. A memorial to the five
Gainesville victims is still painted
on the 34th Street Wall, looking just
the same as it did when it was first
painted after the murders.
SFor 10 years, Damell maintained
the section, inscribed with the
words "Remember 1990" and the
names of Rolling's five Gainesville
victims: Sonja Larson, Christina
Powell, Christa Hoyt, Tracy Paules
As Gainesville police captain, Sadie Darnell, seen here in a 2000 file photo, gained recognition for her
work with victims' rights after her experience with the 1990 student murders.
Jeremiah Wilson / Alligator
Former Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Sadie Darnell
speaks during an interview in her GPD office on Oct. 17.
and Manuel Taboada. Every time
someone painted over it, she went to
the wall with her own brushes and
re-created the original memorial as
accurately as she could.
"More often than not, by the time
I got to the wall with all my paint
and supplies, it would have already
been painted over," she said. She
called the mysterious people who
restored the painting the "keepers
of the wall."
On the 10-year anniversary of the
Gainesville murders, Darnell told
the families she wouldn't take care
of the wall memorial anymore. A liv-
ing memorial of five palm trees was
planted in the median across from
the wall, each one bearing a plaque
with the name of one of the victims.
Darnell still speaks with the
victims' families, whom she calls
"a valuable and precious part" of
Once a year, around the anniver-
sary of the killings, she meets with
some of the families for lunch.
"They've dealt and moved on,"
she said. "Mostly because they had
Over the years, Norma said Sadie
has worked with women, the home-
less, the ill, the victimized and their
"She's the best person in the
whole world," Norma said.
But "Saint Sadie" still knows
how to unwind, her sister said, add-
ing that Sadie "knows how to have a
Sadie said she likes to express her
emotions by writing in journals. It's
a good way, she said, to verbalize
the feelings she gets while dealing
with the crimes of an entire city.
On her desk and the walls of
her office are plaques from her
years of service. In front of her
computer monitor sits a framed
picture of Gregory Peck as Atticus
Finch, a character from "To Kill a
She still remembers how she saw
the movie in the back of a Chevrolet
sedan at a drive-in with her parents.
Next to it sits a picture of Norma
and her nephew, with a cutout of a
Bible verse -1 John 3:17-18 on
the frame. She says it helps her re-
member to be genuine and kind.
On the wall across from her desk
rests a photo collage of Sara playing
at the beach.
And in one of the biggest frames
on her wall, hang the high school
photos of the five victims, Christmas
cards from their families, a picture
of the 34th Street Wall memorial and
words of inspiration.
Darnell keeps two other sym-
bols tucked under the memorial,
obscured by folders on her desk.
One is a framed picture of Florida's
electric chair, nicknamed 01' Sparky.
The other is an oversized novelty
syringe symbolizing lethal injection
- the injection that will end the
offender's life and bring closure to
a 16-year saga that she sometimes
thought would never end.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 9
Muslim students break last fast
* THE HOLIDAY MARKS A
MONTH OF PIETY, CHARITY.
By ALEX TIEGEN
Muslim students ended a
month of fasting with bags of
candy, batches of baklava and
other sweet foods Monday af-
ternoon. Members of Islam on
Campus and other students
celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the end of
Ramadan, with a fair on the Reitz
Muslims are forbidden from
eating or drinking between sun-
rise and sunset during the month
of Ramadan. Muslim students
broke their fast with traditional
sweets and a short prayer at
"It's similar to Christmas
everybody gives every-
Islam on Campus member
During the fair, members of
Islam on Campus served food
and played Arabic music for stu-
dents passing through the cold
Eid al-Fitr is a joyous holiday
celebrating the piety Muslims
have demonstrated, Islam on
Campus member Sakil Hossain
"It's similar to Christmas
- everybody gives everybody
gifts," he said, referring to the
bags of candy doled out on the
Fasting for Ramadan is intend-
ed to help Muslims empathize
with the poor. Each Wednesday,
Islam On Campus members
brought food to the homeless on
the Downtown Plaza. They also
raised more than $3,000 for St.
Francis House at their annual
Blame flies on funds
DEBATE, from page 1
ing democratic institutions in the communist country.
Nelson agreed that Castro's reign is near its end, but he said
the United States should instead prepare for a mass exodus of
The candidates' views on oil drilling were starkly different.
Harris said the United States should drill in the Artic National
Wildlife Refuge, while Nelson said the emphasis should be on
alternative fuel sources.
Both candidates were accused of receiving illegal donations
for their campaigns, and they were asked Monday how voters
could trust them after such accusations.
Harris said her campaign contribution records are open and
said she would keep that transparency. Additionally, she said
she gave back all the money that was questioned $32,000
but accused her opponent of not doing the same.
Nelson said that Harris' comments were untrue and that he
alsq gave back all the money that was questioned $62,800.
The election will take place on Nov. 7.
Lines extend out the door
CAFE, from page 1
Chen Wang/ Alligator
UF junior Erum Faruqui paints traditional henna designs on gradu-
ate student Cynthia Yanez's hand Monday in celebration of Eid.
When she first arrived at about
9:15 a.m., the line stretched out the
door, she-said. While the crowd
thinned between classes, there was
a steady flow of students through-
out the day.
Liam Ritchie, a marketing soph-
omore, had been studying upstairs
Monday when he decided to take a
"It's too cold to go out the vend-
ing machines," he said.
Several people settled at caf6 ta-
bles to study, do crossword puzzles
or grade papers to a soundtrack of
smooth jazz, frothing milk and
a jingling register. Students can
take coffee into the other side of
the first floor and the rest of the li-
brary if it is in a covered container,
preferably with a screw top, said
Carol Turner, the associate direc-
tor of public services for Smathers
"I hope people will come in,
have a cup of coffee and then head
up to the library," Turner said.
Another Starbucks is scheduled
to open in the Hub in February,
said Jill Rodriguez, the market-
ing program manager for Gator
Dining Services. The library caf6
accepts only declining balance or
cash, not gift cards or ATM cards.
It is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After Thanksgiving hours will co-
incide with the library's schedule.
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ence in society are welcome to attend.
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Dean and Professor
Student safety No. 1 goal for Florida-Georgia game
The Florida-Georgia football game
traditionally has been a meeting of old
rivals along the St. John's River. This year
there will be a middle ground, as university
officials and the city of Jacksonville are
offering a new service to make sure fans of
both teams stay safe.
Two Sideline Student Safety Zones
will be open from noon to 3 a.m., Friday,
Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, to assist
students with transportation and medical
The idea for the safety zones originated
degree program in
With revenues from U.S. organic food
sales climbing by almost 20 percent each
year, the demand for skilled workers in
this field is booming. A new University of
Florida academic program will help meet
Fall semester marks the official launch of
a science-based organic agriculture under-
graduate degree program at UF, making it
one of the first three U.S. institutions to
offer this major. Colorado State University
and Washington State University also are
debuting similar programs this fall. UF has
offered an organic-ag minor since 2005.
Florida has a growing organic food
industry, but producers must look beyond
the state to find highly trained person-
nel to manage their operations, said Dan
Cantliffe, chairman of the horticultural
"This is something that's been long
overdue, especially for UF and the United
States," Cantliffe said.
In 2005, organic foods accounted for
$13.8 billion in U.S. consumer sales, about
2.5 percent of total U.S. food sales, accord-
ing to a manufacturers' survey commis-
sioned by the Organic Trade Association.
Since 1998, revenues from U.S. consumer
sales of organic foods have risen by an aver-
age of more than 18 percent per year.
The undergraduate degree program will
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at the University of Florida, but both the
city of Jacksonville and the University
of Georgia have joined UF to make it
"We have been working on this for
some time now," said Dave Kratzer, associ-
ate vice president for student affairs at UF
"It has been a good culmination of effort."
The main zone, in the Modis Building
opposite the Jacksonville Landing on Inde-
pendent Drive, will be lit by a large balloon
so students who are lost can easily find
help. Another safety zone will be set up
inside the Landing in a storefront donated
by property owner Toney Sleiman.
Staffed by emergency medical techni-
cians and UF police, the zones will provide
maps, coffee, water and telephone access.
At any time during the weekend, students
may call a safety hot line set up by the city
of Jacksonville at (904) 630-SAFE (7233).
"We are going to do everything we can
to help students stay safe," Kratzer said.
"We anticipate that this will be an annual
By Panagiota Papakos
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In this file photo from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
Dan Cantliffe, chairman of UF's horticultural sciences department, chats with student Rachel
Ben-Avraham as she examines organically grown bell pepper in a laboratory in Gainesville.
Ben-Avraham, a Tampa resident, is enrolled in UF's new organic agriculture undergraduate
degree program. UF is one of only three U.S. institutions offering the major.
focus on training students to manage an
organic farming unit, said Mickie Swisher,
director of UF's Center for Organic Agri-
The program requires 120 credit hours,
8 a.m.- 10 p.m., UF Office of Sustainability
conference "Campus and CommunitySustain-
ability: Sharing Best Practices and Vision for
Florida's Future,' Reitz Student Union
4 p.m., Discussion of book "The Florida Mana-
tee: Biology and Conservation" with authors
Roger Reep and Robert Bonde, UF Bookstore,
Reitz Student Union
7.30 p.m.. Concert featuring percussionist
Jorge Martins and flutist and saxophonist
Jorge Continentio, University Auditorium
most of them in science courses, including
chemistry, botany, genetics, entomology
and soil science, capped by several produc-
By Tom Nordlie
12:50 p.m., School of Music convocation,
Oct. 29 -
4 p.m., Gainesville Chamber ; j-
Orchestra presents "Pianistic
Starfire," University Auditorium
7:30 p.m., U.S. Army Band Brass
Quintet, University Auditorium
7:30 p.m., School of Music presents "Bas-
soon to You: Halloween Special," University
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 11
For creative teacher, it's always
Teaching middle school boys the ins
and outs of opera may seem an overwhelm-
ing task to some. Not to Linda Behar-Ho-
renstein, who tackled the task much as a
"I told them that the quality of the opera
production would only be as good as the
third string quarterback. They were mesmer-
ized," Behar-Horenstein said of one of her
first teaching assignments at Loyola Univer-
sity, where she received her doctorate.
Today, 14 years later, the same creativity
Behar-Horenstein used to make opera rel-
evant to middle-school boys has been put
to good use at the University of Florida.
As a professor in the College of Education,
Behar-Horenstein said the most important
role of any instructor is to let students
know what is being taught and why, and
its application outside the classroom. In
this way, her students and future educators
learn critical thinking skills that they, in
turn, can pass on to their'students.
"I am vastly interested in how people
perceive and use curriculum and instruc-
tion," she said. "Especially in seeing how
the instruction develops critical thinking
Grad student gets
$2,000 for research
Kim Fournier, a fifth-year doctoral
student in the College of Health and Hu-
man Performance, has received a $2,000
graduate student grant from the Organiza-
tion for Autism Research to study the static
and dynamic balance control in children
to aid charity
Tickets are now on sale for the first
Swamp Jam featuring Hootie & The
Blowfish and Sister Hazel and benefiting_
The Lyrics for Life Foundation. The event
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
9, in the O'Connell Center. The first 2,000
UF students to show a valid Gatorl card
at the University Box Office will pay $20,
plus a service charge. General public tickets
are $30, plus a service charge.
Lyrics for Life was founded in 2001 by
Ken Block, front man for Sister Hazel. The
organization unites musicians and other ce-
lebrities to help bring awareness of cancer in
children and adults to the general population.
For more information, visit the Web at www.
oconnellcenter.ufl.edu or call 392-5500.
Florida Museum of Natural History
"Biodiversity: A Biologist's Perspective,"
exhibit featuring scientific illustrations by
UF botany doctoral student Camila Pizano,
through Dec. 10
"Dressed and Adorned: The Art of Costume"
exhibit featuring a selection of costumes
through Nov. 3, Grinter Gallery
"Jim Roche's Motorcycle Maps" through Nov.
9, University Gallery
skills in students."
Behar-Horenstein's passion for teaching
has led to her induction into UF's Academy
of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, an
honor awarded to faculty by a committee
As one of five new academy members
this year, Behar-Horenstein will serve for
Education Professor Linda Behar-Horen-
stein, standing, shares a light moment with
doctoral students in her Research Design in
Educational Administration class.
UF ranks among best
The University of Florida ranks eighth
in the United States among the best places
to work in academia, according to a new
survey by The Scientist magazine.
The rankings were based on 1,623
responses from tenured or tenure-track life
scientists working in academia or other
noncommercial research organizations.
They were asked to assess such areas as
personal fulfillment, institutional manage-
ment, peer relations and tenure procedures.
The magazine ranked 58 institutions in
the United States. To read more, visit www.
to speak at UF
Three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and
Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen will
speak at the University of Florida at 8 p.m.,
Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Phillips Center.
Hiaasen, a 1974 graduate of the Uni-
versity of Florida's College of Journalism
and Communications, has written more
than 1,300 pieces exposing land corrup-
tion scams, drug smuggling rings, danger-
ous doctors and corrupt politicians. A
Harn Museum of Art
"American Matrix: Contemporary Directions
fcr the Ham Museum Collection' through
"Ceramic Reflections- Selected Ceramic Ves-
sels from the Ham Collection' through Dec. 31
7:30 p.m., Skeptic's Forum
7:30 p.m., Gregg Allman & Friends
8 p.m., Carl Hiaasen
first and goal
three years on the faculty development
advisory board, offering suggestions to
improve curriculum, teaching styles and
critical thinking skills, and developing
programs and workshops that enhance
the professional careers and experiences of
"I am honored to have been given this
award," Behar-Horenstein said. "With it,
I hope to see the nature of teaching across
this campus transformed. We need to get
students to think critically, to look beyond
their grade point average."
From teaching middle school boys to
love opera to getting university students
to think on their feet, Behar-Horenstein
is always stepping outside the box. Now
at UF she is doing research in curriculum
development, teaching faculty how to teach
and instructing students how to become
"I am getting to do the kind of work
I always dreamed of doing," she said. "In
my field, you never arrive; you are always
learning. And that is what I find irresistible
By Cory Frederick
Florida native, Hiaasen began his career as
a reporter for Cocoa Today in Florida, and
then joined The Miami Herald in 1979
as a general assignment reporter. He then
went to work for the newspaper's winning
investigations team and is now known for
his "environmental thrillers."
Sponsored by the ACCENT Speak-
ers Bureau, Hiaasen's talk is free and open
to the public. For more information, call
(352) 392-1665, ext. 306 or ext. 411, or
visit the Web at www.sg.ufl.edu/accent/.
Radio series offers
quick gardening tips
Floridians with a growing passion for
gardening and home horticulture now
have a new source for help. "Gardening in
a Minute," airing at 2 p.m. and 6:18 p.m.
Monday through Friday on public radio sta-
tions WUFT-FM, Classic 89, and WJUF-
FM, Nature Coast 90, provides information
from experts with the University of Florida's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The one-minute series is narrated by Tom
Wichman, coordinator of Florida's Mas-
ter Gardener Program, and offers Florida
gardeners advice on such topics as home
vegetable production, low-input landscap-
ing and backyard wildlife habitats.
7:30 p.m., Hip-hop artist T.I. and Friends
7:30 p.m., Swamp Jam, benefit for Lyrics
For Life Foundation featuring Hootie &The
Blowfish and Sister Hazel
Family Weekend 2006
Veterans Day (observed). no classes
American Education Week
Deadline nears to order
The deadline to order academic
regalia for fall commencement
ceremonies is Wednesday, Oct.
25. All faculty members attending
commencement are required to wear
formal regalia. Order forms may be
found online at www.registrar.ufl.edu/
commencement/ under the heading
Instructions for Faculty. Additional
information on ordering regalia is
available by calling the UF Bookstore
An advanced degrees ceremony for
all master's and doctoral candidates
in all colleges will be held at 2 p.m.
Friday. Dec. 15. in the O'Connell
Center. Two undergraduate degrees
ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Dec. 16. in
the O'Connell Center. The College of
Law will host a separate ceremony on
Friday. Dec. 22.
For additional information, visit
the \\eb at www.registrar.ul.edu/
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l For Rent
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Get your own this fall!
2B'2Ba flats, *3Br/3Ba townbms
FREE Tanning, WID, 24hr gym
PC Lab, Gated, All Amenities, Pt Friendly
Leasing for FALL*377-2777
All Inclusive 3's and 4's
FREE Roommate Matching
FREE Cable, Utilities, Internet
FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Just Bring Your Clothes
Preleasing Huge 2&3 Beds
Cable *W/D*Pool*Gym*Pets Ok
All we need is you! 372-8100
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Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located in the.heart of G'ville!
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$439 Gets you all this
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w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
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NEW LUXURY 3BR/2.5BA
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Make Sure It's FULLY Furnished
Couch, bed, end tables, blah, blah, blah.
Make sure they've got what you REALLY
need -Cox High Speed Internet! Included
w/rent at the best apartment complexes.
Ask before you sign. Then upgrade to Digital
Cable and Digital Telephone for the ultimate
Sick of sharing a bathroom?
Get your own this fall
Roommate Matching!*Close to UF!
*Cable*Sauna*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Gated*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
47 FOOT CAMPER
Very quiet, 3904 SW 62nd Ave. Horse stall
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10-24-10-1 .. ..
U For Rent
Small fully furn room in very nice house w/2
grad students. $85/wk + 1/3 util. Call 514-
LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL.
NOW 2/1 Apts., less than a 5 min. walk to
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Room for rent in 3/1 furnished house in great
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Free lights, water and security system. W/D
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DUPLEX- 1BR/1BA, kitchen. Utilities includ-
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security deposit. Located @ Tower & Archer
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S For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
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Pet friendly, Pool
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Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2
New Year, New Place Downtown!
Luxury Studio, One & Two Bedrooms
Alarm*Walk-in closet*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campusee
1-1 from $500/mog*2-1 from $550/mo
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
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range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
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MOVE IN JANUARY
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Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2
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Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
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1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
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WE LOVE PETS!
S For Rent
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
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included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2
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1 BR/ BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
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Leasing for FALL 377-2777
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Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Luxury Across from UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
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1 BR*2BR*3BR TH*Furn. Avail.
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HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
Spring Leases Available
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
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Call for specials 377-2801
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Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
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1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
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Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
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FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long-372-0400
S For Rent
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The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS
Great bargains on 1BR units!
$100 off first month's rent!!
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Only a few left! Ask about other specials!
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2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
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Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
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PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
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avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099
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*Leasing Now and Jan!*
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1 AND 2BR APTS
avail in downtown historic district. Ceiling
fans. Central heat/air. No dogs. First, last,
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Luxury 2/2 condos
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Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
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2BR/1.5BAAVAIL IN 3BR/2.5BA- Hawthorne
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to UF, W/D, pool w/clubhouse, gym, alarm
system, all new appliances. $500/mo/rm Walt
954-328-8421 Avail Jan 1st 10-30-15-2
Perfect for short or longer visits (business,
medical, vacation or town's special events).
Furn house 7 min. drive to Shands Hospital, 5
min. bike to UF. Close to everything. Catering
avail upon request. Call 352-375-6754
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
Leasing Luxury 1/1 for Springl
Close to campus*Great prices! 367-9910
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
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Golf & country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
"HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE**
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onsite laundry. Close to UF w/free parking.
AVAILABLE NOW $584 Call after 5:00 or Iv
msg 937-239-0098 10-27-10-2
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
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 13
1525 NW 34 PI. Gainesville, FL. 32605
312 wl beautiful fenced in yard. Bathrooms
newly redone. Nice large kitchen. Nice
hardwood firs. throughout WID. Covered
carport. $1000/mo. John 786-797-9783.
Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec 1st near
campus in quiet residentail area. Great for
young prof/grad student. No'pets. Email
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/mo + util. Call Bob 275-
1259; email@example.com 11-22-24-2
TWO AND THREE BRS APTS NOW
AVAILABLE. Lg Caps. SW location. 10 mins
from Oaks Mall and Archer Road, Butler
Plaza. Central heat and A/C, some have
private backyards. Rents from $510-$650
plus sec dep. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
.EFFICIENCY w/shared bathroom
Across from UF Stadium $300/mo
1830 NW 1st Avenue, 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
$650/mo. First, last & $200 sec. Call 352-
378-9220 or 352-213-3901 11-3-10-2
NEAR DOWNTOWN, 2BR HOUSE
ceramic tile throughout, cent A/H,
enclosed patio. Avail now, $700.
Edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
1/1 nov dr 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
AvailASAP! 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-
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
1 BR/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
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! 1BR/BA 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 IRe.
Call 352-373-7578 10-26-5-3
YOU KNOWYOU WANT TO!
Furnished room for the spring semester! In-
house Bar and Game Room, HUGE back-
yardl Blocks from campus and UnivAve!
$365/mo, OBO. 904-716-9525 10-26-5-3
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Sublease until July '07. $425/mo @ Cabana
Beach. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt. Incl utils,
internet, cable/HBO. 2 females. NS. No pets.
Poolside view. 262-6513 10-30-5-3
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
Male roommate, NS, ASAP for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Fum, close to Shands & UF. $400/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg.- 10-27-25-4
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, intemet,
and utilities up to $100. Call 386-795-4360
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 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 intemet,
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
$275 + 1/2 util/cable
2BR/1BA, furn, to share. Big backyard. 2
miles from UF. Call 386-547-6724 for Mike.
1BR in 2BR/1BA. Great house. Close to
downtown and'UF. On bus route. Avail. Jan-
May 1. (SPRING) $325 + 1/2 util and cable.
Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfurn. $380/mo +
1/3 utils. Call Laura @ 954-234-5024 11-
Real Estate 1
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
.CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
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
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 10-31-72-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
Continued on next page.
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Clope to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 11-3-55-5
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 /z 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
*00005 MIN TO UFOOO*O
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774 firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
.24AC LOT FOR SALE IN Alachua
Great for house or Manufactured home
Call Rob Stewart, Weichert Realtors
Beautiful remodeled 2BR/1.5BA condo. New
floors, AC, Appliances. An Absolute Steal
and Close to all Hot Spots. Asking $130,000.
Call Trevis at 219-4919 11-7-10-5
9 1 Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT --$350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty-- Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
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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 bwes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW"
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver, 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*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
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
ViW A+ Uomputer Pe-Ek
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.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
-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
a l Electronics 3
VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
000***. PS2 000***
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
some w/strategy guides. $175 OBO. Call
352-256-2040 for more info. 9-30-2-10
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
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/
STORY & CLARK
PIANO & BENCH
Dehumidifier. Excellent condition. Cherry fin-
ish. $700/OBO. 352-682-8024 10-27-5-10
2-Burner Wok System natural gas, 5 months
old, excellent condition. $1500. 328-8740
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
New '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 Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or used
Running or not. Titles or not. Prompt pick up
Call ANYTIME: 352-441-0442
Please leave a message.
2005 VENTO SCOOTER/RH TRITON
49cc/ABS BRAKES/KEYLESS START
(RED) 480 MILES/NEW CONDITION
$1300 OBO. CALL SCOTT
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CARS
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH 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 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Mercedes 300c $2999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
92 Honda Accord EX $1999 12-6-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
96 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
91 Geo Metro $1499 352-338-1999
87 Volvo Sedan $2999
90 Audi Sedan $2999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999 12-6-72-12
SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
(DOB 07/26/77); 5'08",
189 Ibs, Black Hair,
Flee Attempt to Elude
Disregarding Safety, Leaving
Scene of Accident with Property
Damage, 2 Counts of Aggravated
Battery Upon Law Enforcement
Office and Resisting an Officer
Call (352) 372-STOP
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"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
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
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
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1105 W. University Avenue
to fill out an application and class schedule
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$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
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Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
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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
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000 SOCCER COACHES***
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No jobs available, but we pay
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(Oh, and we sell them too.)
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schedule an interview, please call 256-3323
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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-
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Noah's Ark Nanny Agency 376-5008
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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
Now hiring, part time & full time crew & man-
agers. Apply in person @ 3400 SW 34th St.
Two positions available- computer database
expert for data base entry and mailings and
administrative assistant. Must be seeking a
degree in this field and have strong refer-
ences. Christian Evangelistic Organization
-office 25 minutes south of University. MUST
HAVE STRONG REFERENCES. Email re-
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Rapidly growing and innovative internet
company seeks technical writers and
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Fax resume to 352-374-7293
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Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 16
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
(AGTC), a development-stage biotech com-
pany dedicated to developing novel gene
therapies for the treatment of acquired and
inherited genetic diseases, is seeking a
full-time Research Associate. The success-
ful candidate will be responsible for genetic
modification of replication defective herpes
simplex virus type 1 (rHSV-1) used as a help-
er for the production of therapeutic recombi-
nant adeno-associate virus (rAAV), producer
cell line construction and characterization,
development and qualification of assays in
supporting the preclinical. development of
AAV-based gene therapy products, as well
as preparation of technology transfer reports,
SOPs, and other summary documents.
* BS or MS degree or equivalent in
Biological Sciences is required, in conjunc-
tion with a minimum of three years of proven
experience in molecular cloning, mammalian
cell culture, and PCR-based assay develop-
* Sound technical background in design,
implementation, and qualification of assays.
* Working experience in RNA analysis, and
adeno-associate virus (AAV) production and
purification is a plus.
* Highly motivated, self-starter able to work
with minimum supervision on multiple tasks
within the context of a face-paced, multi-dis-
AGTC offers competitive salaries based on
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EOE. AGTC maintains a drug free work-
place. Please send CV or resume to: Dr.
Guo-jie Ye, Applied Genetic Technologies
Corporation, 13706 Innovation Dr., room
109, Alachua, FL 32615; via facsimile (386)
386-462-7396, Attn. Dr. Guo-jie Ye, AGTC; or
e-mail to: email@example.com 10-24-5-14
* LEASING *
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,
call 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
llocey/smokers.mht for more info.
HOPE-HOrses helping PEople
seeks horse-exp Asst Farm Mgr; housing
for individual and 1 horse provided. Visit
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PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 fW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645 11-17-21-14
SERVERS & DISHWASHERS
Wanted. Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse
1624.SW 13th St. No phone calls. Apply
within between 2-4pm. 10-25-5-14
ll Help Wanted
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Now hiring SERVERS. Apply in person @
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Near orwbmo u wanatw oe
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Apply at Italian Gator Pizza
1728AW. UniversityAve. 11-17-20-14
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp hepful 352-339-4600 '11-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
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MORNING HELP NEEDED 8am-1pm.
DRIVING RANGE in Gainesville.
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6007 SWArcher Rd. 10-26-5-14
BABYSITTER with experience needed-
Wednesdays 12:30-6 and Fridays 1:30-6 for
two boys ages 4 and 8 in SW Gainesville.
Light housekeeping, must have own car,
$9.50/hr. Must be available now through
end of May. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PT DRIVING VEHICLES $8/hr.
Must have good driving record. Call 352-373-
needed for busy salon. Must be friendly,
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person: Gallery of Hiar Design 5109 NW
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COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
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Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
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No Phone Calls. Must Have Experience
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Entry Level Accounting. Accounts Payable
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Volunteer for Money Participants needed
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card. Email gatorwell.ufl.edu with subject line
Focus Group Volunteer 10-30-5-14
Work on Campus!!!
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Available positions include: Starbucks
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Freshmen Harvin, Fayson could see increased roles against Georgia
FOOTBALL, from page 20
on eight carries against Auburn.
"(Meyer is) just ready to open up the
offense, give us the ball and let us go run,"
And it just might be Harvin's increased
involvement in the game plan that factors as
the biggest change.
Before every game, Meyer sits down and
scripts how many times he wants playmak-
ers to touch the ball. This week, Harvin
should have at least a couple of tallies by
"He'll touch the ball in a variety of plac-
es," Meyer said. "Every time he touches it,
it's like 15 yards a carry."
The Gators did not have such options in
Late last season, Caldwell suffered a
broken leg while Dallas Baker, Jemalle
Cornelius and Chad Jackson were all ham-
pered by various injuries.
"It was, 'Who do we get the ball to?'"
Meyer said. "We have an issue this year
where we want to make sure the playmak-
ers are touching it."
The irony here is the following: The
Gators used their bye week before last sea-.
son's Georgia game to simplify their offense
by adding a tight end and fullback.
However, the changes this year will be
opposite ones, aimed at diversifying the
Leak will still see plenty
of snaps and provide more
passing, but UF will also
mix things up, especially
with Tebow under center.
Fayson could get some
rushes, as should a reenergized and healthy
"(My) confidence is atan all-time high. I
feel unstoppable," Caldwell said. "The only
person that can stop me is myself, and I'm
not going to let that happen."
Added Meyer: "He's a much more ag-
gressive player than he's ever been. He
wasn't like that earlier in the year, and it was
because he had the tough injury. But Bubba's
a tough guy, and he's playing the best foot-
ball he's ever played here. He's back."
As for Harvin?
"In my mind, when I get the ball, I think
I'm taking it to the distance every time,"
he said. "Lots of times it would just be one
more block or one person I need to make
miss, and I would spring out a touchdown.
All my plays are designed to go all the way.
"Just give me the ball and let me go."
GONZO, from page 20
Surely, Tebow will play more
against the Bulldogs than he did
against Auburn and he should
- but only to run the ball and
throw an occasional pass like he
did in UF's first six games.
Why not more?
The answer is simple: Tebow's
just not that good yet.
He hasn't fully grasped the
offense. He's not an accurate
passer. And (get ready) he's not
as good as Leak.
While Leak is walking to the
locker room with the starting
offense after practices, Tebow
still takes snaps with the scout
team because, after all, he's just a
freshman. And that's what fresh-
Certainly, Tebow has a bright
future. I can only imagine how
spectacular UF's offense will
look in the years to come with*
guys like Tebow, Percy Harvin
and Jarred Fayson running the
But for now, it's Leak. He may
win by default, but he still wins.
Leak has UF atop the SEC East
with a chance to all but clinch the
division this weekend.
And he has the Gators ranked
No. 6 in the BCS with hopes of
a national title still very much
Give him a little R-E-S-P-E-
People like to kick others
when they're down especially
Miami players and Leak is
down right now.
Plenty have and will continue
to stomp on him. But that's OK.
Because this time next week,
after Leak helps pound the
Bulldogs, those same people will
be praising him. At least until the
next time he plays horrifically.
A bunch of bandwagon fans, if
you ask me.
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'04s garner first, second team preseason honors
* FOUR UF STARTERS WERE
The Southeastern Conference
unveiled its third annual men's
basketball Coaches Preseason
All-SEC first and second teams
Monday, tipping off another sea-
son of SEC men's basketball.
UF led all schools with four
selections as Joakim Noah, Al
Horford and Corey Brewer earned
first team honors, while Taurean
Green was a second team selection
by the league coaches.
Noah, Alabama's Ronald Steele,
LSU's Glen Davis and Tennessee's
Chris Lofton the 12 head coaches in the SEC. No
SEC first and
Noah consist of a mini-
mum of eight
players oh each squad, voted onby
ties were broken, and no predicted
order of finish was made.
Senior guard Lee Humphrey is
the only UF starter to not make one
of the teams.
The Gators are expected to start
the season as the No. 1 team in the
country, and they are the favorites
to win the SEC.
Only one senior, Alabama's
Jermareo Davidson, cracked the
first team, and South Carolina's
Tre' Kelly is the only senior to
make the second team.
UF's four selections were the
most of any school in the confer-
Alabama had the second most
Ouellette rolls through qualifier
By KARL HYPPOLITE
Greg Ouellette was dominant.
Competing in the ITA Regional Indoor Qualifying
Tournament this weekend against 160 of the best ten-
nis players in the country, the UF junior was never
seriously challenged, earning a spot in the ITA Indoor
On the first day of play, No. 26 Ouellette won in
straight sets (6-4, 6-2) against Fredrik Aarum of Ole
On the second day, he disposed of LSU's Eric
DeRoche 6-4, 6-0. That win set up a meeting with
Alabama's Sammy Struyf, who challenged Oullette but
fell to the same fate of-the All-Southeastern Conference
First Team honoree's previous challengers 6-4, 7-5.
Following two more straight set victories against
Ole Miss' Bram ten Berge in round 16 and Tennessee's
Davey Sandgren in the quarterfinals, Oulette was ready
for a challenge.
But despite managing to steal a set from Ouellette,
Mississippi State's Ivan Bjelica would also fall at the
hands of the junior 6-3,1-6, 6-3.
As a result of the win, Onellette and No. 5 Georgia ju-
nior Travis Helgeson were scheduled to face each other.
But with both players having already qualified for the
indoor championships, Helgeson withdrew prior to the
match, giving Ouellette the win.
"Overall, I thought our tournament was good as a
team, and Greg's was outstanding," UF coach Andy
thought Greg played well, particularly indoors,
and showed a lot of improvement. If he plays as well as
he's been playing, then he has a chance to make major
impact at the indoor championships. The talent at the
qualifying tournament was high-quality and will not be
far off of the national tournament."
"I thought Greg played well, particularly in-
doors, and showed a lot of improvement."
UF men's tennis coach
Ouellette's play is far from surprising. The junior is
now 8-1 in the fall season and 49-12 in his career at UF.
SThe ITA Indoor Championship is scheduled for Nov.
2 to Nov. 5 at Ohio State University.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: The duo of senior Nina Suvak and
junior Whitney Betnik also punched a ticket to the ITA
-Indoor Championships, winning the tournament title
with a 9-7 win against FSU's Lauren MacFarlane and
UF in third place
after first round
By ALDEN GONZALEZ
Through two rounds at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate
Invitational, the No. 2 UF men's golf team has learned the con-
cept of looking out for one another.
"As a young team, we need to learn to
cover for one of our studs when he has a bad
day," Coach Buddy Alexander said. "Our guys
know that you can't win golf tournaments by
counting high scores."
Golf After Manuel Villegas and Toby Ragland
covered for Billy Horschel's tough first round,
Horschel returned the favor and made up for a struggling
Villegas to keep the Gators on track yesterday.
Together, they climbed one spot with a second-round 292
(4 over) and are now in sole possession of third place with a
combined 586 (10 over).
Ragland continued his surge through the tournament and
was able to hold on to his No. 1 spot with a second-round 71 (1
under). He will look to earn his first collegiate win Tuesday.
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Meyer to rejuvenate spread offense
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Coach Urban Meyer is spearheading
a movement to bring back educational .,
After plopping in his favorite arm-
chair and watching an entire Saturday of .
college football for the first time all sea-
son, Meyer had a Eureka! moment.
"I was (seeing) guys making three
people miss, running over people and
going, going, going," Meyer said. "Is
not like this is earth-shattering news, but
Get the ball in the hands of
Inspired by what he saw,
Football Meyer arrived at his office
extra early Sunday and
Monday to scheme how to get the ball to
his own playmakers against Georgia.
Saturday, you will likely see a signifi-
cant transition to more of the true spread .
offense schemes that made the coach so
successful at Bowling Green and Utah.
Some of the more relevant changes in-
Getting backup quarterback Tim /
Tebow more snaps. Last week, Meyer
said he regretted not using his dynamic
weapon more often against Auburn.
Using more true spread runs
(reverses, end around, option plays, ~, '?"a.
etc.) titn up-the-gut traditional running
plays. Relying heavily on the former,
wide receivers Andre Caldwell and Percy Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Harvin rushed for a combined 119 yards UF wide receiver Andre Caldwell runs for 11 yards on a reverse before being run
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 18 out of bounds by LSU linebacker Ali Highsmith.during the Gators' 23-10 win.
UF faithful need to plug Leak in QB's fan support
Chris Leak doesn't have much
support these days.
Coming off his performance
against Auburn one of the worst
showings.of.his career the senior has
been ripped to shreds by fans on talk
radio and message boards.
Leak's critics say he can't come
through in the clutch, win the big game
or guide the Gators to a Southeastern
Conference title or a national champi-
Now some not all in the Gator
Nation want Tim Tebow to replace
What is going on?
In a matter of weeks, Leak has gone
from Heisman hopeful to being booed
in his own stadium to fans now calling
for a freshman to
take his place.
It's time to
Antonio have a little faith
Gonzalez in the fourth-
Going Going Gonzo year quarter-
firstname.lastname@example.org back. Leak has
broken or will
every school passing record by the
And he's doing it without complain-
ing. He is taking the high road, a path
less traveled by some (again, not all)
While some will still want Tebow
this weekend, they've forgotten a very
important fact: Leak has had his best
games against Georgia.
Leak has never thrown an inter-.
ception against the Bulldogs, and he
has completed 50 of 77 passes for 590
yards and four touchdowns. He also
rushed for a touchdown in last year's
"There's no question he's had suc-
cess in this game," Coach Urban Meyer
said Monday. "He knows this game."
Tebow, on the other hand, does not
know this game.
Tebow is 0-0 passing for 0 yards and
zero touchdowns against Georgia. He
hasn't seen this game from any view-
point other than a spectator's.
SEE GONZO, PAGE 18
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Derrick Harvey is the Southeastern
Conference co-leader in sacks, plays both
defensive end spots and stays in against the
run but he doesn't start.
The UF sophomore has recorded six
sacks this season while relieving fellow ends
Jarvis Moss and Ray McDonald, who have
combined for 5.5 sacks.
When defensive tackle Marcus Thomas
was serving a suspension earlier this sea-
son, Harvey saw additional time, taking the
spot of McDonald, who shifted to defensive
"He's 250 pounds and
he's playing over-300-
pound offensive tackles,
and he's held his own
in there," UF co-defen-
sive coordinator Greg
Mattison said. "He's re-
ally given us a bonus in
Harvey the run, being able to get
Ray out of there at times.
I don't think you can label him as a pass
rusher. I think he can play all of it."
Auburn may have been Harvey's break-
out game. He picked up two sacks and a
fumble recovery as one of the few bright
spots in the 27-17 loss Oct. 14.
"He's really been a valuable part of our
defense," Mattison said.
ESTOPINAN OUT: Sophomore defensive
tackle Javier Estopinan underwent surgery
for a tom right ACL on Monday, a season-
ending injury that he suffered against LSU.
Since coming to UF, Estopinan has sat
out with a sprained foot, strained ligaments
in his leg and. an ankle injury.
The Miami native made his first career
start against Alabama and has recorded five
tackles this season in addition to playing a
key role on special teams.
VANDY TIME ANNOUNCED: UF's Nov. 4
game at Vanderbilt will kick off at 12:30 p.m.
on Lincoln Financial Sports.
The contest marks the first time this sea-
son UF will play before 3:30 p.m. and its first
game on Lincoln Financial, formerly known
as Jefferson Pilot.
* UF junior Angie McGinnis was named the South-
eastern Conference Volleyball Player of the Week
on Monday. The setter posted her third career
triple-double against Georgia on Sunday, and she
totaled-82 assists in two matches last weekend.
* 1984: UF's football program is put on
probation for the first time. The NCAA put
the Gators on probation for three years,
citing 59 violations.
Today's question: Who is the Gators' top Percent (votes)
offensive playmaker? (Cast your vote on FSU 71% (289)
alligatorSports.org.) Miami 17% (67)
Monday's question: Which college football Georgia 10% (40)
team has been the biggest disappointment? Iowa 1% (6)
(See right for results.) Other 1%L(4)
406 TOTAL VOTES