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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 45
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
Crist, Davis make promises, trade jabs
DATES DEBATED ISSUES OF
ABORTION, FCAT SCORES.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
DAVIE Gubernatorial candi-
dates Charlie Crist and Jim Davis
sparred over abortion, in addition
to answering questions about
property taxes, education and
insurance rates during their first
televised debate Monday night.
When asked about their stances
on abortion, Davis defended a
woman's right to choose, and Crist
said he wouldn't impose his opin-
ions on others.
"I am pro-life and I am proud
of it, but I don't think I can impose
my will on other people," said
Crist, a Republican and the state's
Crist also said he thinks it is im-
portant to change people's hearts,
rather than of the law.
On the adjacent podium, U.S.
Rep. Davis, a Democrat, said that a
law banning abortion is not "right
Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, left, and Democrat candidate Jim Davis wait for the
"Before You Vote Decision 2006" debate Tuesday at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.
Crist said he would stop insur-
ance companies from cherry-pick-
ing whom to insure, and stop them
from increasing people's premi- ance premiums by more than 40
ums by "80, 90, 100 percent." percent. Under that plan, hom-
On the other hand, Davis said eowners would buy policies from
he has a plan to lower insur- private companies, but a portion
of what they pay would be put in
a savings account under the state's
supervision. He said he would
force insurance companies to pass
those savings to the consumers af-
ter a hurricane hits.
Both candidates said they want
to lower property taxes, but they
proposed different plans.
Davis, a UF alumnus, said he
plans to decrease property taxes
by $1 billion next year. He said
his plan would benefit everyone
from first-time buyers to business
Crist, an FSU alumnus, said he
would double the homestead ex-
emption in order to lower property
taxes. Under current law, the first
$25,000 of residents' homes cannot
be taxed. His plan would not affect
the budget at all, he said.
Both candidates said they
would fight to allow seniors to buy
their medication from other coun-
tries. However, while Crist wants
to negotiate with pharmaceuti-
cal companies to lower medicine
prices, Davis said he wants to force
these companies into lowering
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 3
aiesea on ti o tir li
Families recall Rolling's impact on their lives
I\hen G, leb Bush snlcred Danny
Rolling's death warrant tor today 6 p.m.
eecu bon. the killer made headline-, just as
he did i\hen he terrorized the ci, in 1990.
But many people uinludmng farm-
dl members of the vic tun,. do not want
Rolling'-. name to be perpetuated any
longer The)y giant only the memories of
the victims to remain.
Christa Hoyt had "one of those warm
smiles" so warm, all of her friends called
Manuel "Manny" Taboada was the type
of person always willing to help out, his
friends and family said. If everybody knew
a guy like Manny, they thought, the world
would be a better place.
Ada Larson thinks about her murdered
Meyer and the
Gators allowed a
surplus of rushing
Auburn while try-
ing to prevent the
big play. UF must
now find a happy
See story, pg. 16.
daughter every day and dreams about her
almost every night. She remembers Sonja
as she was: a willowy girl, popular but
quiet. And she remembers the way she
looked in her senior picture, surrounded
by a cloud of white feathers.
Christina Powell was good at math
and wanted to be an architect. In her UF
application, Christi wrote that she wanted
to design affordable homes for low-income
Family members and co-workers re-
member Tracy Paules as a breathtakingly
beautiful woman. She was intelligent,
poised and full of promise working to
become a lawyer.
For more on the victims'families, see pages
4 and 5.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
UF hosts 'green' talks
By JASON SILVER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Starting today, UF will host a.
statewide conference on campus
and community sustainability ef-
Since 2000, UF and its Facilities
Planning and Construction
Division have been working to
construct and renovate buildings
that meet Leadership in Energy
and Environmental .Design criteria
to make campus more environ-
"UF has, created the Office of
Sustainability, adopted green poli-
I Fairgoers flung and
spun as the Alachua
County Fair lit the night
sky this week. For photos
of this year's attractions,
which end on Sunday,
cies and put together a zero-waste
task force," said Charles Kibert, a
professor and the director of UF's
Powell Center for Construction
UF promotes a ho-
Academics listic approach
performance in areas of human
and environmental health such
as sustainable site development,
water savings, energy efficiency,
materials selection and indoor en-
SEE GREEN, PAGE 3
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Reitz Union, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
UF Office of Sustainability pres-
ents Campus and Community
RecSports on the Plaza
Plaza of the Americas, 11 a.m.
The Department of Recreational
Sports invites students to par-
ticipate in recess-type games
such as tug-of-war, four square,
kickball and bean bag toss.
Frisbee Relay Race
Flavet Field, 6:30 p.m.
The Public Relations Student
Society of America invites
student leaders to play to win
$100 for their groups.
Turlington Plaza, 11 a.m.
Feminist Activists Creating
Equality holds event for
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month in which students can
pledge never to raise their
hands against their partners.
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Speakers condemn African 'blood diamond' industry
By ALEX TIEGEN
Diamonds mined in Africa
belong in the hands of Africans,
not white-owned companies like
De Beers, two members of a black
power organization told students
Omavi Bailey of the African
People's Socialist Party, and Penny
Hess, the chairwoman of the African
People's Solidarity Committee,
spoke about injustices of the
diamond industry at a forum in the
New Engineering Building.
Diamonds sold by companies
like De Beers are "blood dia-
monds" also known as "conflict
diamonds" which are mined in
African war zones and used to fund
"We are the children of the
African People's Solidarity
state armies and rebel militias.
Africans who mine these dia-
monds earn 30 cents a day and live
without electricity, Bailey said.
"All the value comes from work-
ers," said Bailey, who has filmed
conditions in Sierra Leone. "But the
contradiction is that all the wealth is
in the hands of the people who don't
do a damn thing."
Bailey and Hess, who is white,
said that centuries of white parasit-
ism left Africans poverty-stricken
and ripe for exploitation.
"We are the children of the slave-
masters, and we are facing the chil-
dren of the slaves," Hess said.
Africans need to be able to
control their own diamond and
coal mines, Bailey said. They need
power, not charity.
Bailey and Hess are members
of the Uhuru Movement, a group
of organizations fighting for the
liberation of Africans in Africa and
Juremlan viblson/ i, igauor
Ride operator Sofio Juarez stands amid the spinning attraction Extasy, waiting to assist dizzy riders at the Ala-
chua County Fair on Monday night. The fair runs through Sunday. For more fair photos, visit www.alligator.org.
at SG's forefront
STUDENTS CAN SUMBIT THEIR DESIGN
IDEAS FOR GATOR-THEMED BUS STOPS.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
The Student Senate's leader announced Tuesday
his plans to tackle student transportation and housing
issues, which he hopes to address through two new
Senate President Josh Weiss
Student said the Busing and Transportation
Government Committee and the Housing and
Residence Halls Committee will
meet for the first time this week. The committees will be
dissolved once goals are met.
The Busing and Transportation Committee will
work to erect more covered bus stops and informational
kiosks around campus, though locations for these have
not been determined.
Weiss added that SG will take ideas from students
for Gator-themed bus stop designs so "students can
enjoy them a little more," Weiss said.
Goals for the Housing and Residence Halls
Committee include recycling in dorm rooms and fol-
lowing up on advocacy for bike racks and crosswalks.
Later during the meeting, senators passed a resolu-
tion to honor the Alligator's 100th anniversary.
The resolution commended its independence and
for being "owned, published, designed and edited by
University of Florida students."
Candidates debate use of FCAT
DEBATE, from page 1
Crist repeatedly mentioned
Davis' attendance record 'in the
Senate, saying it was very low.
At one point in the debate,
both candidates were allowed to
question each other.
Crist asked Davis why he vot-
ed against compensating Freddie
Pitts and Wilbert Lee in 1990. The
two had been wrongfully con-
victed of killing two white gas
"I agree I made a mistake,"
Davis said, adding that he apolo-
gized to both men.
Davis asked Crist why he pro-
posed a property tax relief that
won't do anything for four years
and will eventually increase
Crist said his plan would de-
crease property taxes next year.
He said he knows that people all
over Florida are trapped in their
homes, and he wants to do some-
thing about it.
Switching the topic to educa-
tion, Davis said he would end the
way the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test is currently is-
"I am pro-life and I am
proud of it, but I don't think
I can impose my will on
He added that it currently
punishes teachers and schools.
Instead of grading schools ac-
cording to how students do when
they take the test, Davis said he
would use the test as a learning
tool to identify the areas where
students are doing poorly and
Crist said he believes that
schools need to be graded and
that Floridians need to measure
what happens in the classroom
to ensure students are properly
Sustainable buildings linked to productivity
GREEN, from page 1
UF has also adopted a policy that all major
new buildings and renovation projects have
to meet a level of certification.
The university currently has three certified
buildings and 16 projects underway, includ-
ing places where students congregate such
as the Library West, the Hub and Ben Hill
"Green buildings are more efficient, have
less negative impact on the environment, use
less water and have better indoor air quality,"
said Bahar Armaghani, a project coordina-
tor and quality assurance coordinator with
the Facilities Planning and Construction
Rinker Hall is considered to be one of the
most efficient buildings in Florida.
"Rinker Hall uses half the amount of
electricity than other buildings on campus,"
Kibert said. "In one day the building also uses
less clean water than a family of four."
At Library West, many students do not
even realize that they are studying in a
more environmentally friendly atmosphere,
The Graham Center for Public Service at
Pugh Hall is a current construction project
that will also have to meet certifications.
"We know we can do even better with
green buildings, so now all projects on UF's
campus go for certification," Armaghani
Green buildings are not just beneficial for
the environment. It has been discovered that
the cleaner, more efficient buildings help fac-
ulty and students.
"Studies show that faculty production
increases, student absences decrease and
overall performance of both increases," said
4, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
meuwrIel re emnawU
SI yearn ... to tell her how much
her, how mud
SI Ricky Paules, 7
amil\ members and co-workers remember
Tracy Paules as a breathtakingly beautiful
S-- oman. She was intelligent, poised and full
of promise, and was working to become a
Each of Tracy Paules' family members misses her in
their own way.
George Paules misses his daughter saying "hi Dad"
or "hi dude" as she walked into the house after work,
"looking beautiful and fresh on her way out for a fun
Scott Paules wishes he could have spent more time
with his younger sister and gotten closer to her.
Ricky Paules, her mother, yearns to hold Tracy in her
arms, to have been able to protect her from the terror that
came before her death.
Ricky wrote a letter to Judge Stan Morris in 1994 ex-
plaining how Tracy's death impacted the Paules family.
George will never be able to talk politics with his
daughter or ask her what she learned from her peers and
mentors at the law firm she interned for.
Scott will never have another chance to ask for leave
from the Navy to spend time with Tracy.
"There was so much love between them that Tracy
asked him to be her escort at the homecoming ceremo-
nies," Ricky wrote. "Scott got leave and proudly walked
next to his sister, who was chosen Homecoming Queen
Ricky still longs to hear her daughter.
"I want to hear her voice again, even though I know
what it sounds like," she wrote. "To hear her say 'hi
Mom" or "hi dudette.'"
She also yearns to tuck her daughter into bed, to sit
and watch TV with her, to exercise with her, to laugh, to
I love her, how much I cry for
h I miss her
racy Paules' mother
cry and to tell her daughter how BP
much she loves her.
Ricky misses being able to see
her daughter dress up for a night .-
out and to see her beautiful face.
But most of all, Ricky misses
hearing her daughter say, "I love
The day after Gov. Bush signed
the death warrant for Tracy's killer,
Ricky was in her kitchen, making
mashed potatoes for a family din-
When she heard the news, Ricky Paules, mother
Ricky said she was very relieved peal of Danny Rollir
and absolutely delighted. students.
"In a sense, we're in awe," she
said in a recent interview. "It took so long. Our system is
a bit antiquated."
Both Ricky and George are looking forward to Rolling's
coming to justice.
"He deserves to die," she said. "He doesn't deserve to
breathe this air. This man is an admitted killer."
Ricky believes in heaven, but for killing her daughter, she
believes Danny Rolling will never make it there.
"He's going to hell," she said. "He'll bum in there. What's
left in his soul, anyway."
After the announcement of Rolling's execution date,
George passed on a statement through his wife: "We don't
much care if they bum him, stick him or hang him, just so
long as they kill him."
Tracy's family members aren't the only ones looking back
on Tracy's life in the days before her death.
Terence G. Connor, who was a partner at the law firm
Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, said he will always remember
Alligator File Photo
er of victim Tracy Paules, is comforted during the 2000 ap-
ig's death sentences for the 1990 murders of five college
the intelligent, poised woman who worked in his office.
He wrote ina recent letter to The MiamiHerald that she
was "someone everyone noticed and instantly loved and
admired. She was breathtakingly beautiful."
Connor wrote that he had planned to stay in touch with
Tracy, hoping to have her back in his office as a paralegal
while she pursued admission to a law school. She was
never able to do that.
"Meanwhile I will continue to see Tracy's smile and re-
member how she loved life and treasured her future among
people who cared for her. But beauty, truth and goodness
among us were diminished by Rolling's brutality," Connor
He said Rolling's execution will not restore Tracy and
the other victims to their loved ones, but he wrote that this
justice might "provide release for these five souls and some
measure of peace and closure for their families, friends and
S anjat ar &n
I want to see her again when I die. I want to be with her so much. It won't be over until I die. It really won't be.
Ada Larson, Sonja Larson's mother
da Larson thinks about her
murdered daughter every day
S and dreams about her almost
s -h every night.
She remembers Sonja as
she was: a willowy girl, popular, but quiet.
And she remembers the way she looked in
her senior picture, surrounded by a cloud
of white feathers.
Ada keeps a cedar chest at her house in
Ohio. She keeps memories of her daughter,
Baseball mitt. A worn and holey Indian
blanket. A tiny Christmas tree. Crafts from
when she was a little girl. And a recent let-
ter from one of Sonja's high school friends,
who is now all grown up with a child of his
Verging on tears, Ada recently read part
of the letter aloud.
"I could think of no better way to honor
(Sonja's) life and memory than by. naming
my first daughter after her," she read.
Ada lives alone now in Ohio, sometimes
visiting her other children in Florida. Her
husband, Jim, died of cancer in 1996.
Ada wishes she could see her daughter
but knows she cannot.
"She died at the sadistic hands of a
murderer evidently seeking to be the most
gruesome killer he could be," Ada wrote in
a letter to Judge Stan Morris in 1994.
The actions of her daughter's killer
stirred Ada to call him "the epitome of
evil." They also shook her faith.
"I have not received any insight from
God," Ada wrote. "My only hope is that I
will see Sonja in heaven."
For several years after Sonja's death,
Ada couldn't even take joy in singing.
I "At first I thought maybe time would
allow me to return to the choir," she wrote.
"I know now I cannot return. The singing is
simply too emotional."
When Ada goes to church now, she
brings her daughter's Bible with her. It
makes her think about Sonja.
"Every time we're in church; the pastor
will ask us to turn to a certain page. ... Last
Sunday the passage was in Psalms. Sonja
highlighted Psalms 1 through 3 ... I didn't
know she read the Bible that much," Ada
said in a recent interview.
Sixteen years after Sonja's funeral, Ada
is still asking the same questions she did
at the beginning. She wonders why her
daughter had to die the way she did.
"No one can answer my questions. I
know this now," she wrote. Ada also knows
she "will never again see Sonja come
through the door."
"There is nothing I can do about it ...
My grieving still has not really begun. The
crying may not be constant now, but it is
daily," she wrote.
After Sonja's death, Ada said a feeling of
hopelessness spread throughout her entire
In 1994, Sonja's sister, Beth L. Devitt,
also wrote a letter to Judge Morris.
"All I have left today is fear," she wrote.
"This world is no place to raise a child. My
oldest daughter, Ivy Lynn,-is the one within
our family most impacted by this murder.
... She has learned more about what actu-
ally happened to Sonja, how horrible her
death was. However, as with the rest of us,
she is still not able to understand why."
Ada said she believes that Sonja would
have forgiven anyone who wronged her.
"But he did this to her, and she isn't
here to do that," Ada said. "The killer will
be killed. ... But his death does not equal
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
We see herpicture and our eyes begin to burn. Our minds recall a memory and our hearts begin to yearn.
Theresa Ann Garren, Christa Hoyt's mother
Shrista Hoyt had "one of those warm smiles"
so warm, all of her friends called her
She was the kind of girl who would laugh
S- at the silliest things. It didn't take much to
set her off; ordinary things would make her giggle.
She'd get to talking so fast you had to tell her to.slow
In high school, she couldn't go to bed without hugging
and kissing everybody in the house: her father, mother,
granny and sisters nine family members in all.
If she had to get out of bed before she fell asleep,
Christa would do the hugs and kisses all over again.
Christa's mom, Theresa Ann Garren, talked to Christa
by telephone the night she was.murdered.
Christa told her mom during that conversation that if
Theresa ever needed her, "to just call."
"I can never do that, and the pain and sorrow will
never end," Theresa wrote in a letter to Judge Stan Morris
before he sentenced Christa's murderer to death in 1994.
Twelve years after Theresa wrote that letter, the man
who she said "raped and butchered" her daughter is
scheduled to be executed for his crimes.
Even so, Theresa and the entire Hoyt family are still
mired in sorrow.
For Diana Hoyt, Christa's stepmom, the thought of
Danny Rolling's execution is a painful reminder of life
just after Christa's murder.
"It's bringing back all the memories we had at the be-
ginning," she said in a recent interview.
"One minute you're OK, and then you're crying," she
said. "You go into a room to do something, and then you
Christa's dad, Gary Hoyt, seemed to take his daugh-
ter's murder harder than anyone else. In 2000, he died
from a heart condition. Rolling had indirectly taken an-
other life, Diana said.
"It's the stress that did it," she said. "Back in 1990, one
thing (TV news) would like to do is show the body bags
coming out of the apartments. My husband, he would see
them and say, 'there goes my little girl, there goes my little
girl' and start crying."
After Christa's death, Diana said her husband became
"It was a complete blow to him," she said. "He was a
big man. He was tall, he was strong. He felt that he wasn't
there for his daughter to protect her."
Diana said that during Rolling's trial Gary couldn't
bring himself to watch the proceedings from the court-
"He watched the trial on television. ... He listened to
every little detail of what happened to his daughter," she
Before he died, her husband's quality of life slowly fell
apart, Diana said.
"He liked to go in the evening and shoot pool with his
buddies," she said. "He gradually stopped doing that. He
would like hunting, fishing. The first time he killed a hog,
he came back home completely upset. He didn't go back
Before Rolling's sentencing, Theresa also wrote about
the effects Christa's killer had on other members of the
"Christa's younger sister Sandy, who was 16 at the
Courtesy of the Hoyt family
time of (Christa's) death, is a bitter and very angry young
woman. She misses her sister very much and to this day
cannot deal with any of the facts of her death. It is too
emotional for her to even talk about."
After Christa's death, Theresa wrote, "Our family will
never be the same."
But amid the heartbreak, they had each other.
"When Rolling admitted he did it, it was my 50th
birthday," Diana said. "We all said, 'let's go some place.'
We loaded up the van and drove south. The whole family.
went down to Orlando. ...We allbecame much closer."
We used to feel like we were invincible. We were the dynamic
duo. Well, not anymore. Those feelings are gone, replaced by
feelings offer and insecurity.
Servando E. Careaga, Manny Taboada's bestfriend
Cfir tina iowell
She was a special gift from God to us.
Frank and Patricia Powell, Christi's parents
Sanuel "Manny" Taboada
Swa\ the type of person al-
S way.s willing to help out, his
friends and family said.
I everybody knew a guy
like Manny they thought, the world would be
a better place.
He was sincere. He was everybody's friend.
He was vibrant. He loved life.
He died with dreams of visiting Italy, be-
coming an architect, meeting and marrying the
girl of his dreams, and having children, whom
he would raise to be better than he ever was.
Three years and seven months after Manny
was murdered, his best friend,-Servando E.
Careaga, sent a letter to Stan Morris, the judge
responsible for deciding Rolling's fate.
He wrote because he wanted "justice" for
the murderer, but he knew no amount of justice
could bring back his friend.
"There is a big empty space inside of me that
I know will never be filled," he wrote.
Servando heard the news on the rainy after-
noon of Aug. 28, 1990 when his mother woke
him up from a nap.
"She told me that something had happened
to Manny," he wrote. "I thought he had gotten
into a car accident or broken his leg again. ...
She then said the words I will never be able to
forget: 'Servando, Manny has been killed.'"
A couple minutes passed. He couldn't im-
mediately accept the truth.
"Then a sharp pain rushed from my stom-
ach to my head and I broke out in tears," he
After the tears, he thought of Manny's
mother and how she would deal with the death
of her youngest son.
But Servando was still in disbelief; he hoped
it was all just a mistake. From Miami, he called
a friend in Gainesville.
All the friend could say was, "Servando, I
am really sorry."
After that, his life would never be the same.
"I went into a big depression," he wrote.
"My feeling of guilt was overwhelming."
The year before, he had been Manny's
roommate in Gainesville.
"I deeply regretted ... leaving Manny
alone," he wrote. "We always took care of each
other. However, I hadn't been there for him
when he needed me the most."
He was haunted by the notion that if he had
stayed Manny's roommate, Manny would still
be alive today.
He was also haunted by questions.
Why were five people in the prime of their
lives killed? Why so brutally? Why does God
allow things like this to happen? Why in a quiet
town like Gainesville? Why Manny?
"The loss of my best friend taught me the
true meaning of the saying 'life is not fair,'" he
wrote. "Also, it made me realize that sometimes
the best people get what they least deserve."
Manny left such an impact on Servando and
his wife, Diana, that the couple named their
first-bom son Manuel.
Manny was supposed to design the couple's
dream house, and he was supposed to be the
best man at their wedding.
"As long as I live, Manny's memory will
never die. Nobody will be able to kill that."
S hnrtina Powell was good at
math and wanted to be an ar-
chitect. In her UF application,
-Chnrsti wrote that she wanted
to design affordable homes
for low-income families.
She was the youngest of seven children
- the baby to her two brothers and four sis-
ters. She was the only one to go to college.
When Christi graduated from high
school, she had 11 nieces and nephews.
"She was like an older sister (to them),"
her parents, Frank and Patricia Powell,
wrote in a recent e-mail.
As a girl, she had long, dark brown hair.
When Christi was in kindergarten, it was
so long, it came down past her knees. She
wore it in a ponytail..
She was a "cute little kid," her parents
wrote, "who would say the cutest things."
Her mother recalls driving Christi home
from elementary school one day when
Christi asked to go to a convenience store
to buy candy.
"I told her I couldn't because candy
would make me fat," Patricia wrote.
But Christi said that was a good thing -
if her mom got fat, she could have a baby.
Christi started playing softball when
she was 7. In middle school, she was a
In high school, when her parents walked
past Christi's room, they would always
hear roaring laughter.
She was always smiling.
She made friends easily.
Christi Powell always sat at the kids'
table during family holiday dinners, yet she
was always at ease with the adults in her
life teachers and coaches.
Then a man took Christi's life away.
The fear, trauma and grief rippled
through her entire family and remained
"The murder of my sister has so changed
the lives of my husband and I and our five
children that I find it difficult to put into
words," wrote Barbara Melcolm, Christi's
sister, in a 1994 letter to Judge Stan Morris.
"Our oldest daughter, Lizz, has remained
at home since she graduated at age 17. ...
After Christi's murder, Lizz changed trau-
Melcolm wrote that Lizz, Christi's niece,
began having nightmares after Christi was
"Over the next few years, all of her
friendships began to dissolve," Melcolm
Melcolm's other children, now grown,
had trouble sleeping.
"Although the anger and sleeplessness
has gotten better," she wrote, "we will
never regain the trust and love we lost in
... our grief."
Frank Powell, Christi's brother, also
wrote a letter to Judge Morris expressing
how devastating the loss of his sister was.
"We so desperately miss Christi," he
wrote. "Not a day goes by that I don't shed
a tear for all the pain and suffering she en-
dured before going to a much better place.
Christi's murder has instilled fear and mis-
trust into our lives."
6, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
At last, justice
No place for Rolling in a
free and open society
Danny Rolling no longer terrorizes this town with his
screwdriver, duct tape and Ka-bar hunting knife.
For 16 years, Gainesville's most infamous man has
passed his time in Florida State Prison, awaiting the fateful
day the state has appointed for his death. His appeals have so
far been denied. Nights no longer beckon a palpable terror.
We're safe now. And still, Rolling claws at our conscience
as we try to reconcile his monstrosity with human morality.
As former opponents of the death penalty, we now ask:
"Why does it feel just to make an exception for this man?"
Essentially, our society shouldn't need a death penalty.
The United States was founded by men influenced by 17th-
century Enlightenment philosophers who believed that man
is essentially good, that all people are bor equal and that
education frees men from tyranny. Above all, they believed
the government had a moral obligation to guarantee man's
sovereignty over his own rights.
But Rolling's brutality demonstrates the extent of hu-
man tyranny, calling his goodness into question. He doesn't
fit John Locke's mold and doesn't play by Locke's rules.
Essentially, he forfeits Locke's reward: control over his own
Since the Supreme Court lifted its moratorium on ex-
ecutions in 1976, 62 inmates have been executed in Florida
- some for far less sensational crimes. But it seems noth-
ing less than self-righteous to portray Rolling as a victim of
capital punishment when he so purposefully murdered five
Is justice served if the state spares Rolling what he and his
lawyer purport to be a "freakishly imposed" punishment?
Can Rolling sidestep lethal injection when he toyed with his
victims, prolonged their deaths'and ensured their last mo-
ments were spent in complete horror and indignity?
We respect the idealism of abolishing the death penalty.
But this case demonstrates that idealism fails. Our society
can never be truly free of the state's impositions because it's
not populated entirely by moral men. It disappoints us, but it
doesn't fool us. Not anymore.
In 1993, Rolling exchanged letters with an Alligator re-
porter. "I believe in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ," he
wrote. "If they ever do strap me in the chair? I'll be home.
This world is not my home. It has never been."
His dysfunctional upbringing, his severe punishments
for breathing incorrectly, his bouts of alcoholism, his failure
to find approval in his father's eyes read enough about
Danny Rolling; and you almost feel sorry him. Almost.
We wish we could look past his detailed confessions of
five murders and see a man who deserves our protection, a
man who is essentially good, the kind of man our forefathers
envisioned when they drafted the Constitution.
But the crime scene photos are blinding in their carnal
sadism. The lives of Christina Powell, Sonja Larson, Christa
Hoyt, Manny Toboada and Tracy Paules ended in the most
cruel and inhuman way imaginable.
No human justice is perfect and without a doubt, the
death penalty is a dangerous, irrevocable punishment. But
we don't see a place for Rolling in a system that believes in
man's inherent virtue. This humanistic society, founded by
ordinary men seeking "liberty and justice for all," was not
made for men who flout compassion and reason men as
egregious as Danny Rolling.
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With the November elections just around the cor-
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cally conscious. And with the state of our nation
and of the world being what it is, we should be especially
conscious of who we elect to lead the country.
These aren't Student Government elections, people.
They're kind of important so show up at the booth or
mail in your ballot.
Every voter has different concerns, but there's one is-
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policy is a mess. Iraq is a mess. North Korea is a mess. Our
current relations with much of the rest of the world are a
How did we get here? I'd say it was by not listening
to the most famous of our Founding Fathers. I'm talking
about the other George W. George Washington.
If you're familiar with his farewell address, published
upon his leaving the presidency in 1796, then you'll recall
a few important points namely his warning against
entangling ourselves in the affairs of other countries.
This is precisely what America has been doing for the
past few decades, and our current situation is attribut-
able to that.
What America needs to do is stop butting into other
countries' affairs and focus on itself. If we don't, you can
expect more conflict and more anti-Americanism in the
future. I'm not justifying attacks on our country, citizens
and troops, of course but I bet there would be less ill
will directed toward us if we weren't imposing ourselves
on every corer of the globe.
It's just not our place to partition countries, create
governments and dominate foreign economies. Besides
making ourselves hated and spreading our forces thin,
we're no longer investing ot
resources where they're need
If we continue down this roa
we'll go the way of Rome. Perio
There's no arguing with histo
Daniel Burroughs and historically, most gre
Dan Demands empires have started crumblii
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Of course, there are times
when intervention is necessary.
World War II is a good example, as is Darfur. Still, inter-
vention should only take place if there's a direct threat or
we can actually spare the resources. Saddam Hussein, for
example, was a bad man but not a real danger to our
When you vote this November, keep Washington's
words in mind. We don't need lawmakers who all too
often let their eyes linger overseas. We don't need lead-
ers who are interested in pushing America into every
whacked-out cause and situation conceivable.
What we need are leaders who will focus on America.
We need leaders who will push alternative fuels to end
our dependency on unstable countries. We need leaders
who will cease our unnecessary worldwide military pres-
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We need leaders, in other words, who realize we're
neither missionaries nor police but an independent
country with its own important, pressing domestic issues.
Vote for those who know to keep our troops, money and
resources where they belong in America.
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Rolling's death poses essential questions
ixteen years ago, Danny Rolling
killed five UF and SFCC students.
He raped some, mutilated others
and posed his victims' bodies to heighten
the ghoulish effect of his crime scenes.
The murders were nightmarish, surreal
- in fact, Rolling always seemed more
like a B-movie cliche, a lunatic drifter out
of central casting, than a flesh-and-blood
Today he faces the sharp end of a gov-
ernment needle. Without a last-minute
reprieve, he'll be dead by 6:15 p.m.
No one will shed a tear for Rolling
- not the Alligator, not the student body
and especially not the victims' families.
They waited 16 years for this moment,
almost the span of their loved ones' short
lives, hoping to find some closure. Maybe
they will. -
But I won't rejoice in Rolling's death. I
can't. For all his crimes, all his monstrous
indifference to human.feeling, he's still
a person a member of our species,
whether we like it or not. Tonight, in a
small room in Bradford County, armed
guards will strap him to a table and kill
It's easy to oppose capital punishment
when the man
with the needle in
his arm is an ab-
Sstraction a mug
sd!4^ shot on the nightly
news, a name in
the morning pa-
Jake Ramsey per. But when you
Editorial Notebook see him up close,
firstname.lastname@example.org specifically, when
he stops being one
of 376 inmates on
death row and becomes the one they're
executing tonight, you want to push the
It should be the other way around. But
somehow it's not.
And so it is with Rolling. Like all mur-
derers, he has victims, innocent people
with families who miss them and want
justice. But he's not like the other men
in Florida State Prison, not really. They
killed cops, cheating lovers, gas station
clerks sometimes brutally, sometimes
in cold blood, but not for kicks, for
whimsy. Their offenses are in a different
In so many ways, Rolling stands alone,
a test case for the death penalty. His guilt
is beyond doubt. His crimes are heinous
- even now, a decade and a half later,
they've lost none of their power to shock
and sicken. Worst of all, he shows no
signs of genuine remorse. For once, the
truism holds up: If anyone deserves a
lethal injection, it's Danny Rolling.
But after the doctors pronounce him
dead, after the reporters go home and ev-
eryone moves on to the next outrage, will
we have gained anything by Rolling's
His victims will still be dead. Their
families will still face the unfathomable
task of living without them. And long
after Rolling has faded into anonymity,
we'll still know that men like him are
made of the same stuff as us the same
blood, the same guts. It's an ugly fact that
no syringe can ever change.
We want him to die I want him to
die because his existence is an obscen-
ity, an affront to our humanity. But killing
him won't make us clean again.. So to-
night, when the state hauls Rolling out of
his cage and finishes him off, ask yourself:
What is this supposed to accomplish?
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Gerald Liles' Monday column on
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Pornography portrays sex in a way
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Pornography has torn apart many
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Great location, price & size!
Only a few left! Ask about other specials!
Call today! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
avail now. Fireplace, privacy fence, W/D
hook-up. 4501 SW 71st Terr. Townhouse
6738 SW 42nd PI. $550-$625. Short lease
avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call 352-331-2099
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo, gated,
walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, partial furnish.
$1400/mo. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW6th St 375-7104 11-20-61-2
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
Bellamy Forge 2/1.5, clean, new kit/baths,
W/D, pool, tennis, pest, water inc. & more.
1st-last, -sec. No pets, smoke free. $900/mo.
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
S For Rent
JUST REMODELED NW efficiency cottage
near downtown, enclosed courtya d, water
paid, $450. www.Edbaurmanagement.com
-1731 NW6th St. 375-7104 10-31-17-2
2BR/1.5BAAVAIL IN 3BR/2.5BA- Hawthorne
Reserves on Newberry Rd. Fireplace, 10 min
to UF, W/D,' pool w/clubhouse, gym, alarm
system, all new appliances. $500/mo/rm Walt
954-328-8421 Avail Jan 1st 10-30-15-2
Close to university. New kitchen, wood floors,
washer & dryer, private backyard.
Campus Realty 692-3800 10-31-15-2
Leasing Luxury 1/1 for Spring!
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 SW62nd Blvd. 373-6330
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES AT GREENS
2/2.5, spacious unit in gated community.
Golf& country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
**HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE"
1BR/1BA big rooms water/sewer/trash incl,
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
Spacious, F only. 2BR/1BA + 1BR/1BA w/
screened balconies. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. Water,
disposal, pest. On-site W/D, pool, gym,
tennis & other amen. $650 352-514-3425
1525 NW 34 PI. Gainesville, FL. 32605
3/2 wl beautiful fenced-in yard. Bathrooms
newly redone: Nice large kitchen. Nice
hardwood firs. throughout. W/D. Covered
carport. $1000/mo. John 786-797-9783.
Cute 2BR/1BA apt available Dec 1st near
campus in quiet residentail area. Great for
young prof/grad student. No pets. Email
email@example.com for pictures and more
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. CaV,.Bob 275-
1259; firstname.lastname@example.org 11-22-24-2
TWO AND THREE BRS APTS NOW
AVAILABLE. Lg Caps.SW location. 10 mins
from Oaks Mall and Archer Road, Butler
Plaza. Central heat and A/C, some have
private backyards. Rents from $510-$650
plus sec dep. Call Mr. Kristoff 332-5030
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10, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
S For Rent
0 1 unfurnished
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.
HOUSES,. DUPLEXES, CONDOS OR
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean. Good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com .for available units or
call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
CONTEMPORARY HOME 3/2 1220 sq. ft.
Wood floors, new appliances, W/D, Many
upgraedes. 4 mi on bus rte. Short term lease
avail. $1050. Call Ryan 850-261-3571 11-
Cozy & Fully Renovated CAMPUS POINTE
1BR/1BA APT (NEAR PK YOUNG) Close
to UF, Dwntwn/Shopping & 1-75 New paint,
bathroom, carpet & appliances incl W/D.
Dependence, comfort & privacy. 359-0711
Screened balcony. Walk to movies, Oaks
Mall & restaurant. All new appliances. Call
Q I -Subleases -
1/1 nov or sooner $680 p/mnth no fees w/d
pool sauna hot tub huge fitness cntr free
aerobics classes free tanning walk-in closet
can furnished pet ok 327-1312 10-25-10-3
Avail ASAP! 1BR in 3BR, female only. Royal
Village, 3 blks to UFI $460/mo all util incl.
Clean & close, DW & W/D in unit. Katie
One or both bedrooms available beginning
Jan 1st in fully furnished, all inclusive 2BR/
2BA apt in Gainesville Place. $599/per room
but willing to negotiate. Call (305) 742-1564
or email email@example.com for more info. 10-
Roommate needed for 3 BR apt
Available now until next fall. 727-324-7647
Private 1 BR/1 BA @ THE WOODS APT.
Lease thru 1/31/07 @ $500/mo.
Call Scott @ 352-455-6629
Available October 26th. 10-30-10-3
1BR/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/mont! Apt. 311
University Terrace Gainesville
Please contact Union Properties Inc.
Call 352-373-7578 10-26-5-3
0 1 Subleases
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!.
Furnished room for the spring semester!
In-house Bar and Game Room, HUGE back-
yard! Blocks from campus and Univ Ave!
$365/mo, OBO. 904-716-9525 10-26-5-3
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
a Roommates ]
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. AvailNow. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
Male roommate, NS, ASAP for 2BR/1.5BA
condo. Furn, close to Shands & UF. $400/mo
+ 200 sec dep + 1/3 utils. Call 352-378-0027
as for Frank or Iv msg. 10-27-25-4
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, internet,
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
LARGE ROOMS. NICEHOME
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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 562-1901 10-25-5-4
ROOMMATE NEEDED female seeking
same for 2BR/2BA smoke-free home near
UF. Game room, laundry room, deck, patio,
cable w/wireless internet. BR not furn. $390/
mo + split utils. 226-5220 10-25-5-4
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice 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.
) 0 1 Roommates
Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfurnl $380/mo +
1/3 utils. Call Laura @ 954-234-5024 11-
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast intemet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
* Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
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).
1 1 Real Estate
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2Br/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 11-3-55-5
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 V2 bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
*****5 MIN TO UFO****
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm; wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
.24 AC 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
Take over mortgage pmts. Arradondo Farms.
Free Sears mower, BBQ grill, new AC sys,
new fridge, like new stove. Home is in overall
impecable cond. $1600 cash + doc & title fee.
BED QUEEN -$100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillbw-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice.$550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg .333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty.' Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
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
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 11
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
DIAL- A -WASHER
Washer & dryer leases. 1 semester $160. 1
year $350. Call 352-318-3721 11-1-45-6
9 1 Computers 3
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
RA A-+ Dinputles- CEEh
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
I al Computers
01 Furnishings ) ] Furnishings
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
OO**** PS2 02000S
3 controllers, 2 memory cards, 20 hit games-
S 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,
S vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/
STORY & CLARK
PIANO & BENCH
Dehumidifier. Excellent condition. Cherry fin-
ish. $700/OBO. 352-682-8024 10-27-5-10
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Care Free Computers
We can handle it all!
Courteous, fast, and cheap
Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
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.
* 1 Bicycles
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
*PI For Sale
*21 For Sale
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 website www.NS4L.com
New'06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
***CASH PAID for MOTORCYCLES***
SCOOTERS. In ANY condition. New or used
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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
YAMAHA SPORT BIKE YZF 600R. 2005
Adult-owned & maintained. All stock & origi-
nal. Never dropped or abused. Silver/black.
Helmet included. Excellent condition. Must
sell. Only $4500. Call 262-4673. 10-27-
150cc SPORTY RED, BLACK & WHITE
SCOOTER. Brand new never used. 2006
4 cycle. Disc brakes. 65 mph. Starting @
$1400/OBO. Call 239-297-8996 10-27-3-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
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
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
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"The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved a the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
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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 10-31-10-12
1996 DODGE STRATUS
Auto, A/C, 4 door. Good condition Good on
gas. 126k miles. $2900. Call 352-871-5707
leave message. 10-31-5-12
RIMS & TIRES
$2000/OBO. Call 352-246-6559 10-27-3-12
* 2003 MUSTANG 33k mi. Warranty to
100k. Mint. Leather. $11,000.
* 1998 CHEVY ASTROVAN. 8 passenger.
Fully loaded. Leather. 136k mi. $5000.
Continued on next page.
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 CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
12, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
1977 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 ROYALE
350 2bbl, auto, A/C, full size spare tire, all
power, Draw-Tite light wt towing pkg. Garage
kept. Exc cond w/maintenance/svc records.
$3200/OBO. 371-1095, 352-219-4895 10-
* 1 Wanted
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 10-30-
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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$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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Bring this Ad and Earn an
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FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
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*** SOCCER COACHES*O*
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Experience required. License preferred for
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) EJi Help Wanted il Help Wanted
No jobs available, but we pay
cash for CDs and DVDs!
(Oh, and we sell them too.)
HearAgain CDs & DVDs
818 W. University Ave, 32601
Find a Job. Get Great Deals.
Movies, Games, & More.
Potential earnings between $14-$20/hr!
Make your own schedule. Fun environment,
great opportunity. Contact Jason 379-3663
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
OCT& NOV OPENINGS
We want to start 30 people:
All majors welcome. Sales/service, PT/FT.
Conditions apply. 352-372-6697
Private dance co. Great for students, great
pay; fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 10-31-23-14
X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW 13thSt. 11-30-40-14
Six jobs available in Gainesville NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency 376-5008
NATIONAL CALL CENTER is looking for
customer service representatives hiring all
shifts available. Apply within: 1830 NE 2nd
Ave. or email:email@example.com 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.
FT Salary + Commission
Fax resume to 352-374-7293
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Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries! No grease
traps. Call 305-773-3592 11-9-21-14
Pro video producer now needs M/F talent
for events, ads & commercials. All welcome'
- firstname.lastname@example.org 10-26-10-14
Babysitter needed for afternoons, 15-20
hrs/wk. Reliable transportation a MUST.
Email resume to email@example.com
PERFECT PT JOB
Evening sales rep, no exp. necessary.
$7-10/hr gtd. paid training, paid weekly,
Flexible schedule 352-377-2573
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day and night time hours available.
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Looking for enthusiastic person w/great
customer service! No exp necessary. Apply:
now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th PI anytime after 2pm..11-
Bright enthusiastic, industrious workers
wanted for toy/gift store. FT/PT. Must be
able to work weekends, breaks and holidays.
Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building,
call 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
!locey/smokers.mht for more info.
HOPE-HOrses helping PEople
seeks horse-exp Asst Farm Mgr; housing
for individual and 1 horse provided. Visit
Horseshelpingpeople.org for info. 10-25-
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
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5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645 11-17-21-14
SERVERS & DISHWASHERS
Wanted. Sawamura Japanese Steakhouse
- 1624 SW 13th St. No phone calls. Apply
within between 2-4pm. 10-25-5-14-
YAMATO JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE
Now hiring SERVERS. Apply in person @
526 NW60th Street. 332-4466 10-25-5-14
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Leasing Consultant, PT
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Now accepting applications
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1728AW. UniversityAve. 11-17-20-14
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp hepful 352-339-4600 11-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
MORNING HELP NEEDED 8am-1pm.
DRIVING RANGE in Gainesville.
3-4 days per week.
HIT ALL THE GOLF BALLS YOU WANT.
6007 SW Archer Rd. 10-26-5-14
BABYSITTER with experience needed
Wednesday 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,
efficient & have neat appearance. Apply in
person: Gallery of Hiar Design 5109 NW
39th Ave. 10-26-5-14
WII 1 Help Wanted
COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
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Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
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Listings (please include your email address).
Nights and weekends a must. 18+ only. 10-
NEED FLOWER DELIVERY DRIVERS.
Crevasse's Regency Florist @ Westgate
Shopping Center. Apply at office 3409 W.
Univ Ave, G'ville, FI 32607 372-3322 10-
Wait Staff and Dishwashers
No Phone Calls. Must Have Experience
Email refs to: email@example.com
OLD COUNTRY STORE
Now hiring cashier/retail sales. PT/FT, hi-
energy applicants may apply in person: 4001
SW43rd St. 352-375-2424 10-27-5-14
COOK & CASHIER PT/FT
Apply in person MAUI TERIYAKI 600 NW
75th Street. Benefits include FREE meals.
Babysitter needed for toddler, MWF after-
noons, 12-15 hrs/wk. Non-smoker, trans-
portation & refs req'd. Call Liz, 219-2037
PT FRONT OFFICE ASSISTANT/MEDICAL
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willing to learn and good with multitasking.
Familiarity with Word, Quickbooks a plus.
15-20 hrs/wk. Fax resume to 375-7031
PT Weekends customer service.
Come & fill out an application
University Air Center, General Aviation
4701 NE 40th Terrace 11-6-10-14
Entry Level Accounting. Accounts Payable
responsibilities include processing invoices;
distributing weekly payment batches; main-
taining invoices and files; and reconciliation
vendor statements. Knowledge of Windows
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school diploma is required. Send cover letter,
resume and salary history to human.resourc
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about
Exactech, Inc. and this opportunity please
visit www.exac.com 10-26-3-14
Volunteer for Money Participants needed
for one-hour focus group. Must be 18 years
or older. Have consumed 5+ drinks in one
sitting in past 2 weeks. Completely confi-
dential. Will receive $20 UF Bookstore gift
card. Email gatorwell.ufl.edu with subject line
Focus Group Volunteer 10-30-5-14
Work on Campus!!!
Aramark Gator Dining is Hiring for Immediate
Available positions include: Starbucks
and Java City, Location Supervisors, Line
Cooks, Catering Servers, Clean Team,
and Food Service Worker. Apply online
at www.gatordining.com or in person at
the Raquet Club Dining Center (Fletcher
Dr.) Must pass background check. EEO/
Drugfree workplace. 10-30-5-14
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 13
1 Help Wanted ) 1i Help Wanted
Instrument Technician is needed for fast
paced work environment. Responsibilities
include cleaning, sterilizing & restocking
surgical instruments. Ideal candidate will
have basic knowledge of MS Windows/Word/
Excel, strong organizational skills & attention
to detail. One year of inventory management
and/or warehouse experience is preferred.
Please submit cover letter, resume & sal-
ary history to email@example.com
or fax 352-378-2617. Visit our website
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PRODUCTION & INSTALLATION
POSITION. CARPENTRY SKILLS A PLUS.
full time p
Delivery Driver, Sushi Rollers, Cashiers.
Great pay, discounts on sushi, flexible hours. ll
Apply in person: 808 W. University Ave. 10-
FT Positions Available. Admin Asst/
Customer Svc Reps. Must Be Focused,
Reliable & Driven for Success. Send
Some phone work involved. EOE. Call 372-
2051 for appointment 10-26-3-14
Network Support Specialist
Full time work, highly responsible
professional to install, configure,
maintain network functionality to include
external & internal web presence.
Technical work involving support of
Windows 2003/2005 servers, SQL &
related databases, network security &
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degree in Computer Science or Data
Processing, 5 yrs experience in Network
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knowledge preferred or any combination
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Starting Salary: $38,209 to 45,318/yr
Deadline: November 3, 2006
2621 SE Hawthorne Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32641
TGI FRIDAYS now hiring ALL POSITIONS
Apply in person 3598 SW Archer Rd. Mon
thru Thurs btw 2 & 4pm or anytime online
at: Fridays.com. Holiday availability required.
PT WEB PROGRAMMER NEEDED
Exp w/PHP, Java & graphic design. Flex
sched. Students welcome. 20-25 hrs/wk. $9-
$11/hr. apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS. $5500
Candy vending. Instant income. Relocating,
must sell. 352-665-0551 10-31-5-14
Imm opening: Receptionist/Office Asst. Work
in entertainment industry. FT/PT starting @
$8.25-$9/hr dep on exp. Must have good
comp, filing, copying, typing, reception, mi-
nor bookkeeping skills. We will train. Paid va-
cations & benefits. Mail/fax resume: Director,
PO Box 143203, Gv 32614/352-336-2913
Two positions available for Dynamic
Christian Organization: This is a great
opportunity for the right person!
1) COMPUTER DATABASE EXPERT for
data base entry and mailings and
2) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
MUST HAVE STRONG REFERENCES.
Email resume to email@example.com.
$10 an hour, 10-20 flexible hours a week,
sometimes work from your location. Print
leads (leads, paper and ink provided). Send
press releases and emails. A lot of typing
required. Gainesville area 800-460-4110 or
send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GELATO COMPANY
Help wanted. Cash register, scooper & sand-
wich line staff. Experience a plus. Downtown
Gainesville. 352-262-9627 10-31-5-14
hardware support specialist
dical software company in need of a
erson to handle phone/ e-mail sup-
r customers. Strong computer skills
hardware/network knowledge is a
details at www.meadianerds.com
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
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prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
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x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
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377-0026 or 514-3086. 5 SE 12th St.
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8mi. South of G'ville on 441
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 12-6-72-18
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14, ALLIGATOR N WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25,2006
Gators take second in Invitational
*UF HAS FOUR TOP-FIVE
By ALDEN GONZALEZ
It may not have been pretty,
but it was good enough.
Despite shooting its worst
round&of the tournament, the
UF men's golf team moved
up one spot and finished the
Invitational in second place.
The No. 2-ranked Gators
shot a combined 888 (24 over),
for the tournament and finished
12 strokes behind first-place
UF has now finished in the
top five in all four tournaments
the Gators have played in this
"It was certainly an interest-
ing week for us as far as scores
go," Coach Buddy Alexander
said. "Today was a windy,
tough day to play golf."
Billy Horschel proved clutch
as he put up another impressive
final round to finish tied for
second with a combined 217 (1
over) for the tournament.
Entering the second round,
Horschel was in danger of
snapping his streak of seven
consecutive top-10 finishes. But
he climbed into 12th place on
day and fin-
I know what kind of guts he
has," Alexander said. "To be in
75th after the worst round of
your collegiate career and still
wiggle your way down to sec-
ond place takes grit."
But despite Horschel's feat,
a freshman dominated the third
day of the tournament.
Playing in only the second
tournament of his collegiate
career, Will Strickler shot a 71 (1
under) on the final day.
The under-par rounds from
Strickler and Horschel compen-
sated for the struggles of Toby
Ragland, Manuel Villegas and
"We're a young team, and
we just need to keep working
on ways to cover for some
high scores .on the back end,"
SEC winning streak on the line for UF at Auburn tonight
VOLLEY, from page 16
you that they're going to get more sleep
traveling than they would at home."
The trip to Auburn is UF's first road
match since Oct. 8 and its first mid-week
match since the Gators hosted the Tigers
on Sept 20.
That match was the springboard for
UF's 10 consecutive wins, nine of which
Five weeks ago, the Gators, with a loss to
South Carolina fresh in their minds, needed
to make a statement and did. They held
Auburn to a negative hitting percentage
and racked up 12 blocks.
But that was a must-win situation at
home. Now, the Gators have the SEC lead
and must wear that target on their backs in
front of opposing crowds.
"We're gonna have to have a road men-
tality in a hostile environment and maybe
not have calls go our way," Hampton said.
UF D change
FOOT, from page 16
"I think one thing we addressed is
maybe we have to play a lot harder all
the time," UF co-defensive coordinator
Greg Mattison said. "Sometimes, what
happens with your defense is things are
going pretty good and then you get a
team like Auburn that runs the football."
The Tigers changed their blocking
schemes to seal off Marcus Thomas and
Ray McDonald so as to place their backs
in one-on-one situations with Gators
"It is something that we have had to
address and something that we have had
to adjust to," Mattison said.
Meyer, however, doesn't think that a
change is in order.
"We played a pretty good offensive
team in Auburn," Meyer said. "We aren't
going to change what we do."
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
Gators: Size doesn't matter
By BRIAN STEELE
There is a collective grin in the
UF women's basketball practice
Having just two players over
6 feet, the Gators would appear
to be at a disadvantage unless
you ask UF players, who relish the
thought of using speed to sneak up
This season, the Gators will try
to compensate for their diminutive
size by transitioning into a high-
This is a reality players are
"Hopefully, we can make the
other team tired," guard Sha
Brooks said. "We have so much
speed, and we have to be in shape.
With our speed, we have to know
how to control it. You have to play
within your teammates on the
However, considering the
size and competitiveness of the
Southeastern Conference, this may
not be an easy task.
There are a total of eight play-
ers who are at least 6 feet tall in the
preseason All-SEC teams.
In order to nullify that size,
Coach Carolyn Peck wants to slow
the opposition down defensively
by not granting teams ample time
to control the paint and kick it out-
side to shooters.
Offensively, UF wil
players around the per
ing taller defenders to
outside the paint.
BROOKS HONORED: Sl
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After being named
SEC second team last
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is being more open and more vo-
cal (from last year)," Brooks said.
ha Brooks is "She's quick to express her opinion
'n commod- and how she feels. She's not going
to hold it in.
Sto the All- "If she feels like you're doing
year as an something wrong, she'll let you
Brooks was know."
s' Preseason She's not too shabby of a player,
"Just her presence on the floor
Sh speed, (is different from last year)," senior
o be in Kim Dye said. "LaToya Bullard
speed, is a good example of a natural
point guard. She can see the floor
Show to extremely well, can deliver the
ball extremely well and plays with
Sha Brooks the. rest of the team to make other
UF guard people around her better."
The Gators are certainly going
to need Brooks to match her paper
hype. She is the only returning
starter on a team that made the
NCAA Tournament, but was deci-
mated by No. 11 seed New Mexico
59-83 in the opening round.
As a freshman, Brooks was
UF's second-leading scorer at 13.7
points per game. She also set a
Gators' freshman record with 61
LOQUACIOUS LATOYA: After, miss-
ing her freshman season with an
undisclosed back injury, LaToya
JACKSON RETURNS: Sophomore
center Jessica Jackson is back on
the floor after missing time with
meniscus surgery, Peck said.
At 6-foot-3, Jackson is the tall-
est player on UF's roster and will
be depended on for her low-post
play. In the UF media guide,
Peck is quoted to say she expects
Jackson "to be the dominant center
But in order to do that, Jackson
will have to see an increase from
her 5.6 minutes per game last
season. She averaged a paltry 1.3
points per game and 0.9 rebounds
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Gators' 79-78 win against LSU on Feb. 16. Brooks, who has been
named to the Coaches' Preseason All-Southeastern Conference
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Bye week lets Meyer re-evaluate defense
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators needed a break, and UF coach Urban
Meyer knew it.
In 2005, the Gators were coming off a devastating :..'-- ;-
loss to LSU, one in which they forced five turnovers ., ... .
but still lost.
Not only were they emotionally beaten, they were
physically bruised as well, with Andre Caldwell
already on the shelf and Dallas Baker and Jemalle -
That bye week saw Meyer and the coaching staff
rework the offense en route to a 14-10 win against
Georgia, with the Gators incorporating a tight end
This year, however, some of the pre-Georgia bye-
week changes might come on the de-
fensive side of the ball.
UF has played a sort of bend-but-
don't-break defense, one that allows a
Football good number of underneath passing
yards while limiting big plays.
The Gators are 72nd nationally in
third-down defense, allowing opposing teams to con-
vert 39.4 percent of the time.
"We're keeping them out of the end zone, and the
No. 1 thing is scoring," Meyer said.
This philosophy sprouted from the way opponents
victimized UF on big plays in 2005. The most drastic
move to change came when Meyer scrapped his tra-
ditional man-to-man defense, opting instead for more
"We gave up some passing yards, but last year
we lost because they completed three deep passes,"
Meyer said after UF's win against LSU. "You saw us
play a i-more cover two, a lot more zone coverage, !
because we had great respect for the speed and ath-
leticism of their wideouts."
But while the Gators are preventing deep touch-
downs, something changed against Auburn.
UF's highly touted rushing defense allowed yards
in huge chunks to Kenny Irons and Brad Lester. im Kement Alligator
However, the coaching staff doesn't think confi-
dence willbe an issue for the Gators. Coach Urban Meyer looks up at the scoreboard during the second half of
the Gators' 27-17 loss to Auburn. Meyer's defense allowed plenty of rushing
SEE FOOT, PAGE 14 yards, but the Gators will still focus against giving up the big play.
Freshman linemen catch coordinator's eye
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Forget for a moment that UF's defensive
line boasts behemoths like Marcus Thomas,
Ray McDonald, Jarvis Moss and Derrick
Because in a utopia, UF co-defensive co-
ordinator Greg Mattison would find ample
playing time for freshman standouts Brandon
Antwine and Jermaine Cunningham. In fact,
Mattison is determined to play Antwine and
Cunningham more anyway.
"Freshmen usually level off, but
the ones you can count on really
take a jump. I've seen that (from
DL Jermaine Cunningham)."
UF co-defensive coordinator
"I should have really played Brandon
more in that Auburn game," Mattison said.
"You watch young guys in practice some-
times and you go, don't know.' But you put
them in games and they turn it to a different
"I have a thing that I tell my guys. 'I can't
put you into games until I can trust you.' You
earn that trust by how you practice. Brandon
has really understood that and has been prac-
As for Cunningham?
"Freshmen usually level off, but
the ones you can count on really take a
jump," Mattison said. "I've seen that (from
Antwine, of Garland (Texas) High, and
Cunningham, of Stephenson High (Stone
Mountain, Ga.), each have one tackle apiece.
No. 7 UF
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
Angie McGinnis always has an
ace up her sleeve.
When the average triple-double
won't do, she'll make it a three-
game triple-double like she did
against Georgia on Sunday.
The UF junior setter even catches
her coach off-guard like she did
against South Carolina on Friday.
"She came up with a new way to
get a kill that we didn't even prac-
tice," Coach Mary Wise said. "When
she did it once she tipped the ball
with a fist deep to the comer and
we kind of looked at each other on
the bench like
'Where did that
At the least,
try to keep her
guessing as the
McGinnis No. 7 Gators
Southeastern Conference) hit the
road for two weeks starting at 8 to-
night at Auburn (12-11,4-8 SEC).
"I'm kind of sad," sophomore
middle blocker Kelsey Bowers said.
"I don't want to go to the airport
again, get on those planes, but we
After enjoying two weekends of
sweeps in the O'Connell Center, UF
faces its toughest SEC road matches
of the year, including No. 10 LSU.
"We know it's hard to beat a
team two times in a row, no mat-
ter who it is," junior outside hitter
Marcie Hampton said. "Teams now
know us better. They know our
strengths; they know our weak-
nesses. They know who to defend
and how to defend us better."
Wise doesn't think the sudden
change of pace will impact the
"They won't be in class all day
like the end of Friday," she said.
"And I think the players would tell
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 14
S2004: UF coach Ron Zook is abruptly fired
two days after losing to unranked Mississippi
State. Zook finished the rest of the season
and pulled off the unlikely upset of Florida
State 20-13 in Tallahassee.
I "Another team (UF) that jumped us
wasn't even playing. They were at
home eating cheeseburgers and they
ended up jumping us. That befuddles
Notre Dame coach
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