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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 51 We Inform. You Decide.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006
Card recounts experiences, avoids politics
* DESPITE DEMOCRATS'
OBJECTIONS, FEW PRO-
TESTED THE SPEECH.
By CHAD SMITH
A former White House chief
of staff recounted his Oval
Office experiences Wednesday
night but skirted partisan issues
related to next week's midterm
Andrew Card, former chief of
staff for President Bush, mainly
spoke about Bush's response to
Sept. 11 during his speech at the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center.
Accent, UF's speaker's bu-
reau, paid Card $50,000 for his
speech, which was attended by
about 1,500 people.
Before becoming White
House chief of staff, Card
served as U.S. secretary of
transportation under President
George H.W. Bush.
In 2000, Card was asked to
be Bush's chief of staff, which
he called an "unbelievable in-
Less than a year later, Bush
was sitting in a Sarasota elemen-
tary school on Sept. 11 when
Card famously approached the
president and whispered the
news in his ear.
"A second plane hit the sec-
ond tower. America's under at-
tack," he recalled whispering.
He praised Bush for not
showing fear in front of the chil-
dren or the nation
On during the attacks'
"That was a
day," Card said.
However, he added, it wasn't
his most memorable at the
That came three days later,
he said, when he and Bush vis-
ited the National Cathedral in
Washington, D.C., to mourn the
victims of the attacks.
He and Card later flew to
New York, where they took a
helicopter to survey the de-
Former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card speaks to the audience at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
SEE CARD, PAGE 9 on Wednesday evening.
Jax attacker pleads guilty
By JAMES RIGNEY
One of the three men accused in the beat-
ing death of UF student Thomas Brown at
the Florida-Georgia game last year pleaded
guilty to a lesser charge of felony battery
Prosecutors accepted the plea at a hear-
ing, no longer seeking a ruling of second-
degree murder, which has a maximum
sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda said the
team of prosecutors accepted the lesser plea
because Jeremy Lane, who was "most cul-
pable" in the death of Brown, was convicted
of aggravated battery in early October.
The maximum sentence for aggravated
battery is 15 years.
* UF center Joakim
Noah turned down
NBA millions to
return for a shot
at another NCAA
Noah is sure to be
See story, pg. 22.
De la Rionda said Foss' plea was best
for everyone in the case because Lane had
received a lesser conviction than the origi .
nally sought second-degree murder convic-
tion, even though prosecutors presented
evidence that Lane was the main attacker.
"Foss did strike Mr. Brown, but
after Mr. Brown was already on
the way down.'
Bernie de la Rionda
"Foss did strike Mr. Brown, but after Mr.
Brown was already on the way down," he
Felony battery carries a maximum sen-
tence of five years in prison.
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Sheriff hopefuls debate
By JAMES RIGNEY
At a debate Wednesday, one candi-
date for Alachua County sheriff touted
his experience in the agency, while the
other candidate said being a "fresh face"
is to her advantage.
Former Gainesville Police
Department Capt. Sadie Damell, a
self-proclaimed "outsider," is running
against the sheriff's office's chief finan-
cial officer and chief of staff, Col. Emery
The two debated terrorism, home-
lessness and employee pay Wednesday
night at a debate sponsored by the
Fraternal Order of Police.
Damell called the current sheriff's
office administration unfocused. She
praised the employees of the office,
many of whom attended, and said they
voters will elect a
tive and a Florida
senator. For can-
on tuition and
housing, see pgs.
4 and 5.
deserve more from their sheriff.
"They need leadership, someone to
give them focus then get out of their
way," she said.
Damell, who worked as a public
relations officer for GPD, looked relaxed
During much of her
The two dis-
agreed on the threat
of terrorism facing
as it is in larger cities.
"I don't think we're one of those little
glowing dots on the map," she said.
Gainey, who was named homeland
security commander for the sheriff's of-
fice shortly after Sept. 11, disagreed. He
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2, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2006
Alligator Readership Forum
Weimer Hall, Gannett
Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
Alligator editors invite the
public to its readership forum.
Keith Woods of the media think
tank the Poynter Institute-will
present and take questions.
Mike Foley, Hugh Cunningham
professor in journalism excel-
lence, will moderate.
Reitz Union, Room B74, 7 p.m.
SG Cabinet of Student Affairs
hosts forum with College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean
Neil Sullivan to allow students
to present their ideas on how to
resolve the CLAS debt.
Chevy Aveo Livin' Large
Parking lot next to Sloppy
Gator, 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
At the Gator Sing and Laugh
Night portion of the challenge,
improve comedy group Theatre
Strike Force and music groups
No Southern Accent and The
Sedoctaves will perform.
Museum honors Mexican
holiday Day of the Dead
The ancient Mexican festiv-
ity of honoring the dead, Dia de
los Muertos, is a celebration and
Call for Tee Time
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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 51 ISSN 0889-2423
remembrance of deceased loved
ones, and tonight, the Florida
Museum of Natural History is
joining in the celebration.
To observe this holiday, the
museum is hosting a "Day of the
Dead" event from 5 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. as a part of Museum Nights,
said Kendra Lanza-Kaduce, pub-
lic programs coordinator.
Haritha Akkaraju, public
programs education assistant,
said the Florida Museum will be
transformed to reflect Mexican
culture, so that entering the mu-
seum will feel much like "walk-
ing into a Mexican household."
An altar, provided by the
Association, will sit at the en-
trance of the museum to symbol-
ize the tradition of welcoming
the dead back into the home.
"The belief is that the dead
come home for a day to spend
time with their families," said
Traditional altars are de-
signed to attract the souls of the
dead and are often decorated
with explosive colors, boldly
scented flowers such as marigolds
and photographs of ancestors.
The event will provide a so-
cially interactive environment,
Lanza-Kaduce said. Crafts, food,
and music will be provided.
Papel picado, a popular
Mexican expression of art, will
be among the crafts available for
visitors. They are typically made
of brightly colored tissue-paper
cutouts, similar to paper snow-
flakes. Picados range from simple
to ornate, Akkaraju said.
Food, such as quesadillas and
chips with salsa, will be catered by
El Indio on 13th Street.
A photo exhibit has also been
donated by travel writer Mary
Andrade and depicts the various
cultural celebrations held through-
out Mexico during Day of the
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Foley rallied for SG's interests
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Before former Rep. Mark
Foley resigned from Congress in
September, he was trying to fight
rising interest rates with Student
Foley, a Republican from
Florida's 16th Congressional
District, left his post amid reports
that he had sent sexually explicit
instant messages to congressional
But this summer, four top SG
officials traveled to Washington,
D.C., to meet with him and other
SG lobbying coordinator Jason
Lutin said the group brainstormed
with Foley about how to lower in-
terest rates on student loans. -
"Some of the officials we spoke
to disagreed with what we had to
say," Lutin said. "He was one of the
ones who agreed with us."
Student Body President John
Boyles, Student Body Treasurer
Ryan Moseley and former Student
Senate President Mike Patrone com-
prised the rest of the bunch.
"It's very strange when you
see what happened now, when
we were there a very short time
before," Lutin said. "The things he
said to people and the things he did
were morally reprehensible they
"The things he said to
people and the things he
did were morally reprehen-
sible they were wrong."
SG lobbying coordinator
Lutin added that "everything
was kosher" when Foley met his
group, and that he never made
them feel uncomfortable.
"You would never know any-
thing was wrong," Lutin said.
Moseley said he was shocked to
find out the news.
"We were just so surprised,"
Moseley said. "When we went to
see him, he was such a nice guy."
Moseley said he later saw Foley
at a meeting of the Florida Student
Association Inc., a group of student
government officials from-around
the state. At the meeting, Foley
remembered Moseley's name and
details he had shared about his
"It's disheartening that a person
who's supposed to be a leader for
out entire country can be put on
these type of charges," Moseley
He also said his group gave gifts
to each politician it met with. Foley
received Gators basketball memo-.
The former representative agreed
to work with the SG officials on stu-
dent-related issues. Lutin said he
doesn't expect that assistance now.
"I don't think we'll have
any more contact with former
Congressman Mark Foley," he said.
"I think his influence in the House is
pretty much over. I'm sure we're not
at the top of his priority list, either."
Sexy event informs
By BRYNN HUYSMAN
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Reitz Union North
Lawn got some action of its
"Sex on the Lawn,". put
on by Vox: Voices for Planned
Parenthood, is an annual
event about sex.
"We're basically here to
educate people about safe sex
and reproductive rights," said
Paul Loschak, Vox treasurer.
Co-president Kristen Lang
said about 300 people at-
tended. The event took about
three months to plan, and the
budget was a little more than
$1,000, Lang said.
According to Loschak,
some of the money was spent
on buying extra condoms.
Vox ordered more than
1,000 condoms for Sex on the
Lawn from a company called
One. Vox prefers One because
of the "nice designs on the
package," Loschak said.
The event included infor-
mation and sex games.
"This was the first year
that another organization has
On Lang said, refer-
Campus ring to the "Pop
game created by
Students Against Destructive
Decisions, a committee of the
pre-health organization Alpha
First-time attendee Andre
Thomas threw a dart at a red
balloon, releasing a piece of
paper with a statistic on it.
"I learned that the most
common edible underwear
flavor is cherry," Thomas
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Senate hopefuls agree on tuition
Both want more tuition flexibility for UF
By DOMINICK TAO
The candidates vying for the
District 14 state Senate seat disagree
on most campaign issues, but sound
almost the same on raising UF tu-
ition: "yes," but not by much.
Ed Jennings Jr. is focusing on im-
proving the conditions of Florida's
public schools and toughening
regulations on insurance compa-
nies, while Steve Oelrich is-making
it a priority to reduce traffic and
encourage business growth.
Jennings, a Democratic state
House representative, wants to re-
duce class sizes and dropout rates,
and he said insurance needs to de-
liver the services they promise.
"Young kids are'not graduating
from school, and insurance is at
the point where people can't afford
new homes," Jennings said. "Do we
want a government that stands by
Oelrich, a Republican endorsed
by Gov. Jeb Bush, is focusing much
of his campaign on reducing traffic
and helping busi-
2006 "We're in a
town, so roads and stuff like that
aren't on the priority list," Oelrich
said. "There has been no planning.
There are twice as many drivers now
than there were 20 years ago and ba-
sically the same road system."
In the tuition debate, Jennings
said the drastic increase UF President
Bernie Machen desires is not ap-
propriate because it would burden
taxpayers and poor students. But he
supports tuition flexibility.
"That would mean the state
would have to spend more money
on tuition," Jennings said, because
most UF students receive state-
funded Bright Futures scholarships.
The Florida Legislature controls
tuition rates for public universities,
but Machen wants UF to be able to
set its own rates to be competitive.
Oelrich said UF officials should
have more say in the budget.
"There's not as much demand for
other universities but a tremendous
demand for UF," Oelrich said. "They
should have the ability to raise tu-
ition within certain parameters."
Even though District 14, which
encompasses Alachua County, is
considered a left-leaning district,
Kimberly Hall, Jennings' campaign
manager, said the race with Oelrich
is extremely cose.
"The numbers in the district, they
lean Democrat," she said. "But it
doesn't always turn out that way."
Former sheriff relies on reputation
Public service a priority for Jennings
By DOMINICK TAO
Before Steve Oelrich decided to run
for the Florida Senate, the 61-year-old
Gainesville resident was catching drug run-
ners in Miami and solving murders near
In order to run for the Senate, Oelrich
had to resign as Alachua County's sheriff
- a position he has held for the past 14
"The thing I regret is I could not fill out
the term," Oelrich said. "But the people in
the area have been so good to me ... it got
me to thinking about running."
A graduate of Florida State University
and a Republican, Oelrich jokes that if it
weren't for the fact that he has lived in
Gainesville for 30 years and established a
reputation as a law en--
S f\ forcement official, it could
be difficult for him to get
a- rA elected.
S "I'm a known to the
citizens in this area," he
said. "They know what
einch I am going to do, what I
Oelrich grew up in Brandon and began
his career as a police officer in St. Petersburg
before becoming a Florida Department of
Law Enforcement special agent. Oelrich, a
father of three, owned an insurance com-
pany before he was elected sheriff.
By DOMINICK TAO
State Senate candidate Ed Jennings
Jr. says public service runs in his fam-
Jennings' father was Gainesville's
first black mayor, and his mother, who
grew up in Hawthorne when public
schools were still segregated, was a
schoolteacher for more than 20 years.
"In my house, public service was
a priority," Jennings said. "We are
judged on how we give back to the
The 38-year-old Gainesville native
graduated from UF with a degree in
political science in 1993.
During his college years, Jennings
was arrested for stealing mulch from
the Oaks Mall after a
l fraternity prank went
After being elected
to the Florida's House
in 2000, Jennings has
worked to improve
access to technol-
ogy and education for poor families
and was the vice chair for the Florida
Caucus of Black State Legislators.
Jennings is also the president of
Jennings Development Group, a con-
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 ALLIGATOR, 5
Familiar rivals face off for U.S. House
Candidates disagree on U.S. war in Iraq
By DREW HARWELL
Cliff Steams and Dave Bruderly
have both served in the military and
earned engineering degrees, but
their similarities end when asked
about the war in Iraq.
District 6 Congressman Stears,
a nine-term incumbent who has
held the position since 1989, has
repeatedly supported the war in
Iraq, while Democratic candidate
Bruderly, who failed to win a bid in
the last two elections, said the war is
driven by a "fairy tale."
In June, Stears approved a
resolution that pledged support
for President Bush's war plan and
rejected setting a date for the with-
drawal of U.S. military forces.
However, Bruderly strongly op-
poses the Iraq war. He called the
current administration "incompe-
tent" and "bungling" and the war
an "ill-thought-out war of choice."
Bruderly said he first became in-
terested in running in 2002 because
of the war. He said reports about
nuclear and biological weapons in
Iraq were false and comments on the
"Axis of Evil" were inflammatory.
"We aren't any safer today than
we were then," he said.
Steams has also defended the
war's domestic tactics. He ap-
proved the Electronic Surveillance
Modernization Act, which allows
for warrantless inspection and tap-
ping of e-mails and phone calls.
He also voted against a motion
to ban the cruel,
Elections inhuman or de-
2006 grading treatment
of captives held by
U.S. forces. The bill passed last year.
Although Steams .has supported
the Iraq war for years, he said the
strategy is in need of review. He said
other strategies, such as securing
smaller areas of Iraq before targeting
larger ones, should be assessed be-
fore further military action is taken.
"We should rethink the Iraq war
in light of the fact that we've been
there for a long period of time,"
Steams said. "We can't move for-
ward without knowing what it
means to have success."
Stears said he doesn't support
the idea of a draft and that volunteer
soldiers have already met the quota
for military forces in Iraq.
Bruderly said he also doesn't
support a draft, but he thinks the
country might resort to it.
According to the Pentagon,
about 150,000 American soldiers are
stationed in Iraq. The U.S. Army has
announced it will maintain current
troop levels in Iraq through 2010.
"The military can not continue
to support the Iraqi occupation at
current force levels," Bruderly said.
"I don't support the draft, but I'm
pragmatic enough to realize, under
this administration, it could become
Besides ideological differences,
Stears and Bruderly also vary in
As of Oct. 18, Bruderly's cam-
paign has only about $8,000 in
funds, while Steams' funds total
more than $2.3 million, according to
reports by Congressional Quarterly.
This is the third time Bruderly
has faced Steams for the position,
losing in 2002 and 2004 by more
than 20 percent. But Bruderly said
he isn't intimidated by the losses.
"I was right in 2002, and I'm still
right today," Bruderly said. "Steams
was wrong in 2002, and he's still
Longtime incumbent backs military
Hopeful melds Navy with engineering
By DREW HARWELL
Cliff Steams, 65, has been the District 6
House Representative for as long as some UF
students have been alive.
Over the last 18 years, the Ocala resident
has served as a Republican representative
during nine different Congresses.
Bom in Washington, D.C., he went on
to earn an electrical engineering degree at
George Washington University. With help
from an ROTC scholarship, he joined the Air
Force and became a captain.
"I always wanted to support the military,"
he said. "From the get-go I was very pleased
to be able to serve."
After the Air Force, he bought a dilapi-
dated Massachusetts hotel and named it the
Swedish opera singer. He
said that after five years of
working on it, he began to.
Later, he bought a res-
taurant in the city of Ocala,
where he still lives. He sold
Stearns his businesses when he
was elected to Congress.
In Congress, he has supportedbills tobuild
a large fence between Texas and Mexico, ban
the desecration of the American flag and offer
tax breaks to oil and gas companies.
By DREW HARWELL
As an engineer, Dave Bruderly has dealt
with electricity, natural gas and deep-sea
Now, as a Democratic candidate for the
District 6 Congress seat, he hopes to deal with
health care, immigration and foreign policy.
After graduating from a Pennsylvania
high school, his father, who had been enlisted
in the Navy during World War II, recom-
mended that Bruderly join the Navy instead
of the Army.
"They had better food and weren't as
muddy," Bruderly said.
He received his bachelor's degree in ma-
rine engineering at U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy in 1969 and his master's degree in
ocean engineering at Columbia University in
1971. Between semesters at graduate school,
he spent time on two Navy Reserve destroy-
His son, David, was
bom in 1972 while he
''was working as a Navy
SIn 1974, he moved to
Fort Pierce for a job as chief
mate on a.research vessel.
Bruderly A year later, his daughter,
Heidi, was born.
The 59-year-old Gainesville resident has
been an environmental engineering consul-
tant for 32 years, with occasional breaks to
campaign for Congress in 2002, 2004 and
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6, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2006
No substance to Crist's
Charlie Crist, the odds-on favorite to be Florida's
next governor, has a lot going for him: a good tan,
$16 million and a full head of silvery-white hair.
But he also has a teensy-weensy problem with stretching
In Monday's debate with Jim Davis and Max Linn, Crist
bragged that crime in Florida is at a 35-year low pre-
sumably due to his efforts as attorney general. In fact, he
said, "The only violent crime that's up is murder." Well,
then take the rest-of the day off, Charlie!
Unfortunately, Crist makes a habit of misleading vot-
ers. Consider his stance on abortion, for example. In last
week's debate, he said, "I'm pro-life, and I'm proud of it.
But I don't think that I should impose my will on other
people." So far, so good. But earlier this year, he promised
to sign a law banning abortion if one crossed his desk as
Well, which is it? We really don't know anymore.
There are two Charlie Crists. There's the South Florida
moderate who supports stem cell research and Roe
v. Wade, the attorney general who wanted to let Terri
Schiavo die. But then there's Panhandle Charlie who,
according to one preacher, was picked by Jesus himself to
govern the Sunshine State.
Most of the time, Panhandle Charlie seems like an act,
a character Crist invented for the religious right. That ex-
plains Crist's awkward defense of "traditional marriage,"
which he says is a sacred bond "like I had, before I got
divorced." He goes through the motions, but you can tell
his heart's not in it.
Of course, Pensacola Christians probably think the
same thing when he talks about a woman's right to choose.
That's the idea: Every voting bloc knows its Charlie Crist
is the real one and all the other Charlie Crists are fakes.
It also takes hard work. Commit too clearly to one posi-
tion, and you can't take the opposite stance the next day.
That's why Crist answered questionnaires from the AARP
and the Christian Coalition of America with vague, un-
responsive campaign slogans. Both organizations chided
him for it, but they couldn't pin him down on anything.
In some ways, Crist is the quintessential Republican,
trying to placate rival camps in his own party. But he's
something else, too: the culmination of a decades-long
trend toward weightless, fluffy campaigns for high of-
fice. When Linn called him an "empty suit" at Monday's
debate, he was half right Crist's strategy is to say as
little as possible, smile a lot and let voters fill in the blanks
themselves. He's a political Ken doll you can pose how-
ever you like.
Sadly, Crist is the shape of things to come more than
ever, electoral campaigns revolve around personalities,
not issues. Which candidate would you rather have a beer
with? Which one is a folksy, straight-talking Texan and
which is a windsurfing liberal elitist? These are the ques-
tions that decide who lives in the governor's mansion or
the White House.
So when you go to the polls next week, vote for Crist
if you want. Who knows, maybe you know who he really
is and what he really stands for. Then again, maybe you
don't. Keep that in mind on Tuesday.
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Children need stable, married parents
very generation thinks it knows better than the pre-
vious one, though perhaps none so much as ours.
After all, nobody thinks they know more about life
than young people, and today's youth are more indulged
than any in American history.
Nevermind centuries of precedent we won't even
consider something unless a smaller, faster version
comes out each year. Hence the decline of marriage.
A U.S. Census Bureau report says that married couples
account for less than half of American households. Look
on the Internet, and you'll find various explanations for
what's going on in the rest of them but any kid knows
marriage means less and less to more and more people.
That's a problem.
"How close-minded," you say. But, contrary to popu-
lar belief, closed-minded isn't when you don't like some-
thing, but when you won't consider something. So please
open your mind and hear me out.
Naturally, when talk of the importance of the nuclear
family starts, so does the indignation of children of single
parents. "My mom raised me just fine, thank you very
much." And I don't doubt it.
But why do we have so much respect for parents who
raise their kids alone? Because it's so hard to do it solo.
If you're careful about picking the other person, two
people are always better than one, if only because they
can be in two places at once at work and picking the
kid up from school, making dinner and helping with
As for the idea that families are "evolving," that's sup-
posed to mean things are getting better. Kids are shooting
up schools and each other, and illegitimacy, rape, murder
and drug use are all up over the past few decades. You're
supposed to keep new ideas when they work. But in
what way does this work?
Of course, there are marriages
that aren't so great either. I'm not
naive enough to think that a ring
and a ceremony are a foundation
for a stable, healthy family, but
Patrick Barrett they used to be indicative of one.
Grin and Barrett You can't stabilize a family by
email@example.com getting the parents to marry, any
more than you can teach a kid by
giving him an A. What matters is
the work behind the grade, and the commitment and
love behind the marriage. That's what's getting harder
A marriage that ends in five years is worse than no
marriage at all. What we need isn't a simple increase,in
marriage, but an increase in our respect for the institu-
tion. In the age of prenuptial agreements and "Who
Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?" that won't be easy.
A healthy marriage is vital for the children, not the
adults, in a relationship. It demonstrates stability and
guarantees the presence of two loving people. Children
need to see how two people can commit to something
difficult and succeed together.
Before you disagree, consider to what extent people
are shaped by the first decades of their lives. If this peri-
od were radically different, the person who experienced
it would be too. Consider how enormously different your
childhood would have been if you had one more or one
less competent parent.
Be honest: Which would be better? Which do you
want for your kid?
Patrick Barrett is a Russian junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Have you Wednesday's question: Should
voted early in this year's elec- Chomp the Vote director Hannah
tions? Hillman resign?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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UF Democrats protest timing, not choice of speaker
Does Accent Chairman Andrew Brown believe he can tell
student groups how, or what, to protest? It sounded that way
in "Democrats protest timing of Card's speech."
Democrats have no problem with Andrew Card speaking
at UF But we do have a problem with the timing of Card's
speech. Al Sharpton spoke in September, long before next
week's general election, but Card spoke Wednesday.
Accent's mistake was offering speakers such a wide win-
dow from September to November. If a particular speaker
couldn't make it, there are plenty of others available; Booking
a timely speech to balance Card's shouldn't be that difficult,
especially for a large-draw university audience like UF's.
This is why we are joined by both independents and
Republicans in protesting the issue. It has nothing to do with
the particular speaker and everything to do with Accents in-
ability to run a fair process.
Alligator's election coverage ignores third parties
I've been disappointed recently by the coverage the
Alligator gives to the Democrats and Republicans in this year's
state and national races. There seems to be less emphasis on the
issues and more emphasis on what I believe to be meaningless
While Democrats and Republicans bicker, the Libertarian
Activist Network is hard at work spreading the message of
individualism and free markets. We're one of the largest stu-
dent-run political groups on campus and as vice-president
of the Libertarian Activist Network, I believe the Libertarian
community at UF has been cheated out of equal coverage.
The Alligator should stop adhering to the false dichotomy
of Democrat versus Republican and start directing resources
toward covering the other parties on campus. It's time to be
fair, balanced and independent no pun intended.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 7
Individual students deserve some blame for low turnout
Wednesday's editorial, "Chump the vote," unfairly criti-
cized Chomp the Vote director Hannah Hillman. The respon-
sibility of voting lies solely with the individual student. Yes,
Hillman failed to accomplish the task she agreed to carry out.
Yes, countless students would probably be registered voters by
now if she had fulfilled her duties. And yes, such inactivity is
perhaps grounds for her removal from office.
But to scapegoat Hillman for poor student-voter turnout is
outrageous. Is it necessarily her job to "do everything in her
power to get students into voting booths next week"? No. It's
the job of each individual voter. As director of Chomp the Vote,
Hillman's job is simply to provide encouragement and spur
excitement about voting.
Of course, you could say she failed in that area as well.
However, we must understand that voting ultimately boils
down to the responsibility of the individual.
Take a peek inside the Alligator's hectic, crowded newsroom
O tto von Bismarck said "Laws are like
sausages: It is better not to see them
being made." Maybe he should have
added newspapers to the list. Brace yourself.
I'm about to explain how the Alligator works.
The paper starts in the advertising depart-
ment, which determines how many pages the
newsroom gets on any given day. The ads are
placed in the paper first and fill about half the
space today, they account for 54 percent.
Advertising gives the editors a page sched-
ule, an outline of how many inches will be
allotted on each page for the following day's
edition. So on Tuesday, editors get the page
schedule for the paper that will be put togeth-
er Wednesday and appear on Thursday.
There is strict separation between advertis-
ing and news departments. Now and then,
the editors might ask for a large paper like
when a local serial killer is about to be execut-
ed and advertising complies.
Every day at 5 p.m., the section editors get
together with the editor-in-chief and manag-
ing editor the big dogs to divvy up the
space. It's called a budget meeting, and it
seldom starts on time. Decisions about what
to print are usually reached by consensus, and
there's little time to argue. The paper is due.
The opinions editor has his own section,
usually on pages 6 and 7. I'll discuss the opin-
ions section in next week's column.
That leaves the university editor, metro
editor, freelance editor and enterprise editor.
The university editor is in charge of you
guessed it anything on campus besides
sports. The metro editor handles city and state
news that may be of interest to students.
The enterprise editor plans special projects
and special editions, like the fifth anniversary
of Sept. 11, 2001. And the freelance editor re-
views submissions from sources outside the
paper's staff usually reporting students in
search of extra credit.
While the front page usually features sto-
ries that are deemed
the most newsworthy,
stories are not neces-
sarily placed closer to
the front page in order
of importance. Putting
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space. Pages 1, 3 and 4 are late pages, mean-
ing that they have the last of four deadlines,
12:50 a.m. That's why you often see late-break-
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A story goes through five stages of edit-
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reviews it for overall content and tone. Then it
goes to the copy desk, where it is proofread for
grammar and Associated Press style, the for-
mat followed by most newspapers. AP style
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"avenue," "boulevard" and "street" are abbre-
viated in numbered addresses, for example.
Then, after the copy desk chief trains an
eyeball on it, she sends it to the production
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dinary letter paper. Then it comes back to the
copy desk, where a night editor pores over ev-
ery line. Finally, the story is printed on jumbo-
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and managing editor, who make final changes
before "putting the paper to bed."
If you want to learn more about the
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Gainey: Student areas need more attention
CARD, from page 1
"We circled it twice,"
Card said, "and no one said a
Card also discussed the
importance of voting in the up-
coming midterm election.
In America, voting is "an
invitation and it's a great privi-
lege," he said.
But many natural citizens
of the United States take that
privilege for granted, he said,
adding that only about 40
percent of eligible people will
show up to the polls Tuesday.
Members of UF's College
Democrats said Card shouldn't
have spoken so close to Election
Day, but there were no protest-
ers outside the front of the
O'Connell Center by 7:15 p.m.
UF sophomore Charlotte
Haselden said Card's speech
seemed like "really long story-
Card didn't address any sig-
nificant issues, Haselden said.
Maggie Lawrence, a UF
public relations freshman,
"He basically just talked
about the past," Lawrence said.
"He's kicking a dead horse."
SHERIFF,from page 1
said UF and the 100,000 Gator football fans in the Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium could be a target of terrorism.
Both said the number of homeless people is in-
creasing in Alachua County and across the country.
Damell said she has worked on Gainesville's 10-
Year Plan to End Homelessness. She said homeless
and mentally ill people should not be put in jail.
"We need to find someone who can take care of
them, hopefully in another state," she said.
She later said she was only joking about the last
half of that comment.
Gainey agreed that jail is not the place for home-
less and mentally ill people.
"We don't arrest people who are mentally ill," he
said. "We arrest people who commit crimes, some of
whom happen to be mentally ill."
Gainey said eventually the entire state has to adopt
uniform ways of dealing with the homeless and men-
tally ill population, or homeless people will simply
move to counties that provide better resources.
Damell said the sheriff's office has needed to eval-
uate the way it pays its employees for years. She said
the agency must work on retaining veteran officers.
Gainey defended many of the office's achieve-
ments over the last few years. He was endorsed by
former Sheriff Steve Oelrich, who gave up his posi-
tion to run for state Senate for District 14.
Gainey, as second in command, said he is expe-
rienced in managing the agency's 800 employees,
1,000 daily jail inmates and nearly
Elections $60 million budget. The 47-year-old
2006 said he has worked for the sheriff's
office for more than 24 years.
"I was raised here, I am a UF
grad and I experienced student life on campus and
working in the community," he said. "Therefore I
have a unique understanding of what college stu-
-dents face and deal with on a daily basis."
He said he wants to make sure the sheriff's office
is visible in areas with a high density of students, such
as apartment complexes.
Damell said she has 30 years of experience in
Alachua County. She has an undergraduate degree
from UF in psychology and a graduate degree in edu-
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An Uncertain Future
Plaza still plans
Game.\-vule's Downtown Plaza has long
provided an environment for the public to
enLoy local arts and culture. However, news
-urfaced recently about the plaza's possible
clo-ure to provl de a staging area for the
con-tnruhon ot a Hampton Inn & Suites.
Slany are displeased with the pro-
posal including UF history junior Mitch
Eadens, who frequents the downtown area
to play pool at the Happy Hour Pool Hall
and to drink coffee at Maude's Classic
"I mostly just walk by the plaza when
I'm going somewhere else," Eadens said.
"But I don't like the idea that it might dose.
A lot of good events happen there."
The City Commission has not yet agreed
to dose the plaza, said Bob
Woods, the city's communication and
marketing manager. Woods said the
city is already investigating alternative
sites for public events, including Roper
Park and Sweetwater Branch Park.
"We're reasonably confident we
can find alternative locations," Woods
Woods also said that if the decision
is made to temporarily dose the plaza,
the closure would not happen until
mid to late 2007.
"My recommendation is that people
continue to enjoy it while we have it,"
said Bill Bryson, the events coordina-
tor for the city's Division of Cultural
Bryson has organized many events
on the plaza, including the Let's
Go Downtown Plaza Series and the
Sunday Sundown Film Series. Bryson
wants community members to con-
tinue to stay involved, even if the
plaza does close. He urges the public to
visit at the cultural affairs Web site and
make suggestions for possible events.
Mick Marino, who orga-
nized last weekend's
Gram Parsons Tribute
concert, said that he
-is disappointed that
the plaza might close.
He does not think
the public should
suffer because of the
construction, but he
said he understands that
adaptation is important.
"It isn't because we're
going to lose our space,"
Marino said. "It's because
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it will change the spirit of everything."
Lauren Piper the events coordinator
for this weekend's Downtown Festival &Art
Show that is expected to draw 100,000 visi-
torsto Gainesville's historic center-said she
the plaza d_-,-. nt clo,.e
because the arts and entertainment it pro-
vides contribute to Gainesville's culture.
"I'm totally going to enjoy the festival to
the fullest because I know that I might have
to make changes in my layout for the next
two years," said Piper.
FLEX festival brings experimental film to Gainesville
By SHEM FLEENOR
Avenue Staff Writer
This weekend, Gainesville will
resemble Cannes, Sundance and-
Tribeca kind of.
The Florida Experimental Film/
Video Festival returns for its third
annual celebration of groundbreak-
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime op-
portunity," said Roger Beebe, 35,
the founder and artistic director of
FLEX and an associate professor in
UF's English department. "It's not
like you can find this stuff on DVD
later on. If you don't see these films
this year, you never will."
Beebe thinks the festival is
an important contribution to
"It's astonishing that probably
every thinking adult on the planet
has been to museums," Beebe said.
"Ask them to name 12 important
painters and they could prob-
ably rattle off a dozen. Ask them to
name an experimental filmmaker
and they'd probably have trouble
This year, FLEX previewed en-
tries from five continents.
"It's some of the most important
modem art since the '50s," Beebe
said. "But you don't need an MFA
in film to appreciate it. You know?
You don't have to be a painter to
admire a Monet."
Beebe thinks this year's festival
has something everyone can re-
"Some of the films were so fun-
ny that we had to stop and rewind
so we didn't miss stuff," he said.
Along with the comedic proj-
ects, this year's festival also offers
abstract films and documentaries.
Beebe hopes that FLEX can
continue to add to the thriving art
scene in Gainesville.
"We've gotten an It's some ol
amazing response," portant mo
he said. "One of the the
things I love about
college towns is that Roge
people really appre- FLEX
ciate the effort."
Ben Russell, an experimental
filmmaker from Chicago, has
entered two films in the festival:
"Black and White Trips No. 2"
and "Red and Blue Gauze." He's
performing, the sound track live,
in sequence with "Red and Blue
"I wanted to do more visu-
ally responsive work," Russell said.
"These films have immediacy with
The success of FLEX has helped
Gainesville's modem art-scene gain
:he most im- riety.
ern art since "A colleague
50s. of mine was in
Beebe there knew
under about FLEX and
said. "Hopefully we can put the re-
gion on the map. This type of thing
is pretty big in the Northeast and
Pacific Northwest, but not many
filmmakers were getting down this
In addition to Russell, FLEX was
able to attract experimental film
icons such as Craig Baldwin, who
will.be screening a newly restored
version of "Tribulation 99." Beebe
considers the film a masterpiece.
Bill Brown and Jim Finn are also
screening films, and Mike Plante, a
Sundance Film Festival program-
mer, will sit on the panel of jurors.
"These guys are stars in my pan-
theon," Beebe said. "We're going to
treat them like kings. And by kings,
I mean sleeping on couches."
The screenings run Thursday
through Sunday at the Hippodrome
Theatre, the Thomas Center, the
WARPhaus Gallery and the Ham
Museum. Tickets for individual
screenings cost $5, .and weekend
passes cost $20. Jurors will award
prizes to winning filmmakers
Sunday, at the close of the festival.
Additional information can be
found at www.FLEXfest.org.
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answers in an attempt to increase ratings. This was
one of many scandals to plague quiz shows through-
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a November is National Novel Writing Month,
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Hobbies serve as a good way to escape dating doldrums
1 see myself as an attractive
male who is desirable to wom-
- en. I am a friendly person
who has been accused of liking everyone.
My problem is I have limited experience
dating and holding relationships. I have
never had anything last very long, and
I have experienced extended periods
without dating ... Ifeel sad during these
spells, which have been going on for
years. As a result, I have little or no self-
esteem. Please help."
I know where you're coming
fm. Everyone has felt unlucky in
love. I've been single for most of
my (dating-age) life! But that's no
reason to feel excluded.
In fact, of the UF women on
Facebook.com, 31 percent reported
.being single. Last year there were
19,358 undergraduate women at
UF which means that roughly
6,000 single women are roaming
campus at this very minute. And
the odds are in your favor; there are you. When your self-esteem has
53 women for every 47 men among taken a beating, it's harder to stand
students. up for yourself.
Enough with the Maghan McDowell I suggest starting a
numbers. Your problem ..' hobby something
is more about finding and you're good at, and
keeping a girlfriend than something that will help
meeting one. I you meet people. If you
You say you've been meet someone you're
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and that is a problem. You that you are just as valu-
don't want women to walk all over able as she is and that you deserve
just as much kindness and respect.
Being secure in yourself is the best
way to attract someone and ulti-
mately keep them.
If you can't get out of the dol-
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to someone at the Student Health
Care Clinic. I've been seeing a coun-
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Write to me with your questions
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And it's a shame, because the
- people who work there are sweeter
than kittens wrapped in ribbon.
But my relationship with it has to end.
I've long turned a blind eye to the monop-
oly that runs mom-and-pop coffee shops into
the ground. I've plugged my ears when people
ranted about how exploitative Starbucks is to
workers in poor nations around the globe.
I'll miss the way "grande mocha frap with
no whip" rolls off the tongue but I just can't
tolerate the rampant greed any longer.
Wal-Mart, its superstore counterpart, sucks
like one of the Hoover vacuums in Aisle 7.
It moves into town and knocks out com-
petitors with its humongous selection and
cherubic smiley-faced price drops. Then once
it's got an area's needs consolidated, it hikes
up the price just a little bit ... and then just a
little bit more ... then just a little bit more.
Starbucks is doing the same thing.
Detractors to my argument will say, "But
Shem, it's only 5 cents more," or "Hey, that's
capitalism love it or leave it."
But greed by any other name
is still greed. Starbucks already Shem
profits more than 100 times the
overhead price for each drink.
Say the stimulant distributor
sells-a million drinks per day, each
for five cents more. That amounts
to $50,000 a day. That's an $18 mil-
lion profit per year for a com-
pany who already makes more
money than God.
Whenever gas prices go up, the price of
consumer goods usually follows. The rationale
is that gas fuels trucks that transport goods.
But Starbucks hiked up the cost as gas
prices are plummeting. That insults my intel-
ligence what's left of it.
It's hard to draw a convincing argument
that I had much intelligence in the first place,
considering I was paying $3.88 for 16 ounces
of frozen mocha.
:leenor What can I say? I was a junkie.
Starbucks was my dealer.
It's a fair comparison.
I live in "da hood" behind
Ward's Supermarket. Each morn-
ing when the local birdman (crack
,ia dealer) is ready for business, he
makes a loud series of squawks.
The seemingly innocuous outburst
of bird sounds is a signal to his clientele that
the day's trade has begun. It's like the opening
bell on Wall Street.
His noises often wake me. While all the jit-
tery, burnt-lipped junkies scurry east, I scuttle
west toward that delicious coffee aroma, those
smiling, energetic faces and that sweet choco-
latey taste with a jolt of caffeine strong enough
to fuel a racehorse.
But every junkie has a breaking point,
and I've come to mine. No more Starbucks.
I need to get my life back together. And by
life, I mean the $1201 was dropping on frozen
chocolate and caffeine each month.
Lucky for you (and me), I got the recipe
from an inside source and can now make
grande mocha frappuccinos at home for less
than 9 cents apiece.
The recipe: Freeze coffee in ice trays. Once
frozen, put eight to 10 cubes in the blender.'
Blend with a package of powder mocha (hot
cocoa), two ounces of half-and-half and a cou-
ple of squirts of chocolate syrup and voila
- you've got yourself the perfect revenge on a
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Beer consists of a complex blend of simple ingredients
By TOM HARRIS
As college students, we are well-acquainted
with'beer. Incoming students at UF are even
required to take an alcohol education program
prior to registering for classes in the Spring.
"Liquid courage" is a renowned social
lubricant. Recently, I was at a bar when a girl
introduced herself to my table of friends by
grabbing our pitcher and drinking directly out
of it. Though we all got her name, the only thing
we found out about her was that she was a lush
with little respect for hygiene.
Given that we are so familiar with the many
uses of beer, it is remarkable how little many of
us actually know about it. I'll be brave and ask
for all of us: So what is beer, exactly?
Beer, despite its myriad styles and flavors,
is traditionally made of just four ingredients:
malted barley, yeast, hops and water. Beer's
staggering diversity derives not from the num-
ber of ingredients put into it, but from the com-
Splexity of each individual part.
Barley is a grain almost entirely absent from
today's diets outside of beer. Malted barley is
prepared by allowing fresh grains to germinate.
Once they have sprouted, they are heated or
toasted to stop the process from continuing.
This procedure is known as malting.
Before I continue, think about this: If you
chew a piece of bread, then let it sit in your
mouth for a few seconds, you'll notice that it
SEE BREWING, PAGE 13
Caf6 Gardens has been just across
from the UF Campus since 1976
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
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Daily Lunch & Drink Specials -Live
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Liquid Ginger Asian
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101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
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Open for lunch Sun-Fri and Dinner
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Equipped for group presentations,
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for 1. 10% discount for Seniors,
UF and Shands. Largest selection
of vegetarian/vegan options. Deli.
cious food at reasonable prices
Serving lunch and dinner daily
3610 SW 13th St 376-8998
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in
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include: salad, dessert, martini,
3443 W. University Ave.
Where eating well means eat-
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your choice. Now serving pad
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Sunday's open at 8am Drive Thru
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Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
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Brew serves the finest coffee in
iowni Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more.
All served to you by a friendly and
knowledgeable staff. Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a week,
so you will have plenty of time to
enjoy your favorite drinks. Hope to
see you there! 1412 W University
Ave in the Target Copy Building.
(Now Open for Dinnerl)
Restaurant & Internet Cafe
2409 SW 13th ST, 3364125
Newll Daily Lunch Special 11lam-4pm
S7 Sandwich & $9 Entrees
Combos including 20oz drink.
Serving Gainesville's best Cuban
food since 2003, Virtually Cuban
serves all the Cuban classics.
Ropa Vieja, Chicken and Yellow
Rice, Picadillo, Chicken Fricase
& Palomilla Steaks to name a
few are served up with your
favorite sides like sweet plantains,
black beans, yuca, and a few
other Cuban favorites We also
offer a variety of sandwiches
pressed & hot on fresh Cuban
bread, assorted pastries, Cuban
coffee and appetizers So if you
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last Latin blood, you have to try
Mon-Fri. 1 lam-9pm.,
Catering info and full menu
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Grapevine Deli, Inc.
48 SW 2nd Street
(located kitty-corner to the
Market Street Pub)
'We have Grape Appeal""
Stop in at the Grapevine Deli
Friday November 3, 2006
between 8 00am and 5:00pm
receive a gift of a S 10.00 coupon
that can be used towards any
sub, ice cream, coffee, or any of
our lunch specials
All you have to do is show up
To receive the GIFT
The coupon can be used
in the month of November 2006.
Only one coupon per person
Incame you do not know the Gropevine Del,
open 6 doai a weekfronm Oarm untll lat .
The Grapevine Deli offers
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OH YEAH the Grapevine Deli has Great
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Grapevine Deli, Inc.
48 SW 2nd Street
The Grapevine Deli hired skilled
& licensed sandwich doctors to
diagnose, cure and heal all
appetites. We have fresh bread
delivered everyday for an array of
meat options on subs, sandwiches,
& wraps. We also offer homemade
chicken, tuna & egg salads. One
of our many fine products is Boar's
Head, the one and only meat and
cheese for our sandwiches & party
platters. Along with our great sand-
wiches, we offer a variety of world
coffees and Italian espresso drinks
Bring your lap top & use our
We are located kitty corner to
the Marker Street Pub in the new
parking garage. Open Mon-Thur
S7AM-5 30PM, Fri 7AM-5:30PM &
S 9PM-11PM & Sat 5.30PM-11PM
Home of ihe Foot Long Gator Dawg
served on our New England hot
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deli sandwiches served on our Kai-
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Mildred's Big City Food
Best of Gainesville for 11 years!
European chocolate cake, cheese-
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3445 W. University Ave.
Mildred's Big City Food
Meals made from scratch with
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& desserts by Gainesville's most
awarded chef. Consistently voted
best chef, menu, salad, seafood,
martini, wine list, wine bar, desert &
service. 3445 W. University Ave.
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and
salads. We make 20-25
flavors fresh daily, ensuring
the utmost freshness and wide
variety. Come check us out in
downtown Gainesville next
to Harry's. Live pianist Friday
and Saturday. We cater!
Open: Mon-Wed 10am-12am,
Thur-Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10 am-1 Opm
Live pianist Friday and Saturday.
Serving gourmet pastas,
California pizzas, fresh fish,
steak, chops, salads and
desserts Live jazz 7 30pm
Monday and Thursday. Sunday
brunch 10:30am featuring
international brunch buffet with
never-ending mimosas starting at
1 00pm. Open 5-11 pm Mon.-
Saturday. Sunday Brunch 10.
30am, Dinner 4-11 pm Call
378-2001 for reserv,aions or
carry-our Or visit our website at
Gainesville's premiere Hookah
Lounge A landmark since
1980 Serving lunch & dinner in
our glass atrium or dine by our
fireplace Famous for our award.
winning wings, burgers, steaks,
and gyros Large Mediterranean
menu. Drink specials daily. Enloy
our cozy Hookah Lounge We sell
only the finest of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Saturday night belly dancing
performances Call for details
mon-tuer I lam- 10pm
wed fri 1 am- midnight
sat 1 1am. midnight
Closed Sunday 378.5179
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 0 ALLIGATQR, 13
BREWING, from page 12
will start to taste sweet. This is be-
cause the enzymes in your saliva are
converting starches to sugars the
same chemical reaction that a brewer
makes his living from.
Why is this important? Ill be
blunt: Sugar is yeast food, and alco-
hol is, well, yeast poop. Yeast, a sin-
gle-celled fungus, converts the sugars
the malted barley provides into car-
bon dioxide and alcohol. When active
yeast is put in a dosed environment,
the gases it gives off infuse the liquid,
producing the bubbles that give beer
Although yeast's two primary
excretions are the same for all strains,
it also expels a number of other
chemicals, many of which lend a
unique flavor to alcoholic beverages.
German wheat beers, for example,
employ a yeast that imparts strong
clove and banana notes to beer, while
the yeast in American ales provides a
significantly drier, cleaner finish.
Another thing that can really af-
fect the finish of a beer is hops. Hops
are flowers of a cool-weather vine
that contribute bitterness, flavor
and aroma to beer. What aspect they
bring to each brew basically has to
do with how long they are boiled
in the beer. Because of this, brewers
typically add hops three times dur-
ing the. boiling process. Hops can
add everything from a rich, earthy
bite to a delicate, floral aroma. And
like yeast, each individual variety
of hops affects its brew in a unique
way. It would be hard to confuse
the spicy, aromatic Saaz hop found
in many European pilsners with the
woody mellowness of the Fuggles
hop in British ales.
Water, beer's final ingredient, is
pretty self-explanatory. But even this
seemingly self-evident ingredient
comes with a variety of factors that
affect taste. And it's more important
than you would think. Trust me.
When I brewed my German Kolsch-
style ale, I used unfiltered Gainesville
city water. The result, rather than be-
ing refreshingly crisp and fruity, tast-
ed more like gnawing on a metal fork,
kind of like warm Steel Reserve.
Seg uie to
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of many varieties Come try our
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one of our 3 locations: 3102 SW
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Located right downtown across
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We guarantee the best value
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There's a new Latin store &
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14, ALIiGATOR E THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2006
ISA honors Hindu New Year n d a r
By NATHAN TELARAJA people together for a night of'dancing, classi-
Avenue Writer cal music, skits and other performances.
.. Dipesh Patel, president of ISA, said that
Each year, roughly 1,500 UF students every year students and viewers of all eth-
of all ethnicities get a taste of the Hindu nicities attend the event, which is one .of
culture at the Indian Student ISA's most elaborate cultural
Association's celebration of It will be exciting to see celebrations of the year. The
the Hindu New Year, known such an elaborate event event is free.
as Diwali. centered on one of my fa- Freshman Srinivasan
The organization will orite holiiaa s of the sear." Venkatesh says he plans to
hold its,,nnual Diwali show attend the show.
this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Srinivasan Venkatesh "It will be exciting to see
.the Phillips Center for the UF freshman such an elaborate event cen-
PerformingArts. tered on one of my favorite
Diwali, a festival of lights, is celebrated holidays of the year," he said.
throughout India and in Indian households Sophomore Tomasz Bacewicz also said he
elsewhere. Although traditionally a Hindu looks forward to this year's event.
holiday, it is also celebrated by believers of "I love watching the UF bhangra team's
Jainism and Sikhism. The ISA Diwali show performances, as well as learning about dif-
aims to celebrate India's diversity by bringing ferent cultures of the world," he said.
Winter tips save budget
Si, my name is Jenn, and I'm a
Florida wimp. Being the kind of
thin-blooded person who can be
cold anywhere, anytime I even shiver in
an August breeze my life has been pretty
miserable with the cooler weather.
Don't laugh. While the rest of you have
been frolicking around outside and enjoy-
ing the "beautiful weather," I'm
freezing my butt off, raising the Jenr
temperature in my condo, dusting
off the electric blanket and taking
longer,hotter showers. !
It's all in attempt to stay warm, .
but cranking up all that heat is just
burning a hole in my wallet.
So, as a word to my people
- those of you who are prob-
ably bundled up in pants and sweatshirts
right now you can still prepare for cooler
weather without spending too much money.
First;,.nake sure your home is completely
sealed from cool weather. Inspect all doors
and windows for any surrounding gaps that
allow the cold to seep in and heat to leak out.
Seal any openings less than a quarter-inch
wide with caulk you can get a 10-ounce
bottle for less than $2 at The Home Depot
Nov. 4th 5t, 8AM Sunset
so that you won't have to raise the thermo-
stat any higher than it needs to be.
Second, it may be tempting to keep your
place warm and cozy, but setting your ther-
mostat at the lowest comfortable level pos-
sible as in, below 70 degrees means
the lower the temperature, the less money
you spend. Lower the thermostat even more
when you're sleeping or leaving
n Pfaff so that you're not wasting any
money onunused heat.
Third, besides lowering your
.41. thermostat, keep. your water
heater at a lower temperature,
S about 120 degrees. According to
Gainesville Regional Utilities, the
L majority of your energy bill as
in, 80 to 85 percent accounts
for heating water. In addition, a load of laun-
dry in hot water costs roughly 26 cents per
load, whereas a load in warm water is only
11 cents. To save money, use cooler water in
smaller amounts for laundry and showers..
Finally, just bundle up for bed. Pile blan-
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blanket- the cheapest ones at Wal-Mart are
about $30. Plugging one in at night is less ex-
pensive than raising your thermostat.
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Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, play: "This is Our Youth," 8 p.m., $7 for students, $9 for general
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FREE Furn, Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 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
1, 2, 3, 4BR Apts.
Furnished Luxury @ Its Finest
PC lab New 24 hr GYM*
Located.in the heart of G'villel
From $499 352-271-3131
Roll Out of Bed & Into Class
$439 Gets you all this!
Fully Furnished, Free Ethernet, Free Cable
w/HBO, FREE UTILITIES, W/D,
Roommate match. 379-9300
School Is Stressful
We're the Cure
Spots avail Now/Jan/Fail!
2/2*3/3*4/4 Spacious Suites
All Inclusive! All Luxuryl
Time to make the move...
...and start living! 373-9009
In Gainesville's Finest 2/2's & 3/3's
Furnished and all utilities
Only $555 Roommate Match
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
Super Clean Studio
Walk to Shands
As low as $375 monthly
Incl all utilities Phone 336-9836
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!
*CabT*Sauna*24 Hr Gym*Tanning
Gated*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
AVAILABLE NOW Female only. Release
$500/mo all included. 1BR/1BA. Furnished
Gainesville Place Apt. Call Jessica for more
information 305-510-1474 11-8-10-1
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
with: internet, cable, electric, water, walking
closets, fuTi bath, wash/dry, pool view, gym,
FULL furnish. ONLY $425/mo 770-851-1292
QI For Rent
Female roommate for female UF student.
Nice apt. Private BR/BA in 2/2. Fully fur-
nished. W/D, full kitchen, screened porch.
Incl cable, interest, phone, utils. $549/mo.
bus/bike to UF. Call 407-340-8169 11-2-5-1
LUXURY 2/2 CONDO
W/D, DW, walk-in closets. Pool and BBQ
area on premises. Less than 5 min to UF &
Shands! 352-494-6062 12-6-22-1
For NS female. $524 apt @ Cabana Beach
for only $425/mo + 1st MONTH FREE IF
CALL TODAY! All included for stress-free liv-
ing. Call Lucia 352-262-6513 11-8-5-1
New 3BR/2.5BA. Golf, gated, $1200/mo.
Available now. Near SFCC. Call Leslie 954-
QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2
Across from UF!
Studios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $499
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come Seel 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs- HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2
New Year, New Place Downtown!
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
Alarm*Washer & Dryer*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $500/mo@*2-1 from $550/mo
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $425 to $525. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-6-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-6-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETSI.
l For Rent
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
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
There's no place like home!
Make us yours
1BR*2BR*3BR TH*Furn. Avail.
*Close to UF!*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
Spring Leases Available
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Roommate match! All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1,2, &3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
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
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
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
II For Rent
J oil unfurnished
Live at a Legend!
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!!
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!!!
313'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. $525-$550.
Short lease avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo, gated,
walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, partial furnish.
$1400/mo. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th 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. & rpore.
1st-last, -sec. No pets, smoke free. $900/mo.
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Nowand Janl*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive.
THURSDAY; NOVEMBER 2, 2006
Walk to UF
Luxury 212 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
Leasing Luxury 111 for Springl
Close to campus*Great prices! 367-9910
Aspen Ridge Apartments
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
Individual Leases; Furniture Packages Incl.
Washer/Dryer; FREE Hi-Speed Internet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-3
701 SW 62nd Blvd. 373-6330
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES AT GREENS
2/2.5, spacious unit in gated community.
Golf & country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
**HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE*
1BR/1BA big rooms water/sewer/trash incl,
onsite laundry. Close to UF w/free parking.
AVAILABLE NOW.$584 Call after 5:00 or Iv
msg 937-239-0098 11-3-15-2
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
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
2 & 3BRS APTS NOW AVAIL.
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 11-17-20-2
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 Jan '07
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
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
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 17
U For Rent
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-
Walk to UF. Brand new condo at St. Charles
Place. 1BR available for Spring lease.
Campus Realty 692-3800 11-8-10-2
Bike to campus 13th St./23rd Ave. 3BR/1BA
w/nice yard, new carpet, & fridge. W/D incl.
Available now. $950/mo. 316-6072 11-3-5-2
518 NW 15th Ave.
Large 3/2 house w/Newer Kitchen,
Hardwood Floors, Fenced Yard. $1000/
mo. Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
636 NW 26th AVE. 1BR/ 1B. 850 SQ.FT.
WALK IN CLOSET. W/D FACILITY
DOWNSTAIRS. BEAUTIFUL AREA OF
GAINESVILLE. QUIET. PETS ALLOWED.
RTS BUS SERVICE COMES RIGHT BY
26TH, AND RENTED THROUGH COLLEGE
PARK SO FREE CAR DECAL GIVEN FOR
1 BLOCK FROM UF CAMPUS. ONLY $550/
MONTH. GREAT DEAL FOR SUCH A BIG
PLACE. LOOKING TO LEASE ASAP. PLS
CALL (305) 807-8757. 11-3-5-2
WALK TO UF! 1st MONTH FREE 3BR 3BA
& 4BR 4BA starting at $1200/rent
washer/dryer, alarm system & lots more!
801 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UFI 1st month free
3BR 1BA, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups. $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SW Archer Rd #4004N'
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDS/UF 2BR
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
W/D hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
***NO LEASE REQUIRED***
1 BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA
$420/MO utils, HS internet, & cable incl.
At Sparrow off Tower Road
1, 2 & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $750
Spacious, separate dining room, patios,
large laundry rooms, cent H/AC, Italian tile,
verticles, DW, W/D hk-ups. Must see. Call
in quiet NW area, shaded yard, walk to
Ward's & Publix, near bus route. Available
Now!l $375/mo 338-7670 11-6-5-2
FOR RENT OR SALE!!
Hamilton Heights 3BR/2BA on cul-de-sac,
large fenced yard, 2 car garage, fireplace,
screened porch. Available Now! $995/mo or
$167k. 338-7670 11-6-5-2
Available Dec. $465/mo incl heat & trash. No
pets. Call 352-275-4106 11-7-5-2
2BR/1.5BA, amazing location only blocks
to downtown, 508 NE4th Ave. A steal at only
$625 per month. Call 379-4952 for appoint-
Room in Great House + more rooms in Dec.
1BR in 4BR/3BA house w/yard. $300/mo
2406 NW 47th Terr. Near SFCC & UF. W/D,
new AC 1/4 low utils, hi spd net. Evan 428-
0500 Rob 494-2565. Union Prop. 373-7578
2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 11-22-15-2
-l For Rent
BIVENS ARM SOUTH
3BR/2BA, 1787 sq ft over-looking pool with
lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108
Apartments Available Now
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse our listing FREE
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 11-2-1-2
1BR/1BA in historic home. Quiet & peaceful.
Amazing location. Only blocks to downtown.
304 NE 6th St. $460. Avail Jan 1st. 379-4952
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq Ft $1000/mo, F & L + $500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
2BR 1BAAvail mid December
5 BLKS TO UFI St. CroixApts
829 SW 5th Avenue $550/mo
Carpet, Central H &Air
840 sq ft Laundry Facilities
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 11-
EFFICIENCY w/shared bathroom
Across from UF Stadium $300/mo
1830 NW IstAvenue. Please drive
first. Call Merrill Management Inc.
1 BR 1 BA Duplex in Duckpond Area
$350/mo 812 NE 8th Avenue
Cal Marrill Managment Inc.
1BR 1BAApt near Sams Club
Terrazo Floors. WindowA/C.
Nat Gas ht. $400/mo
2901 NW 14th Street (Off NW 31st Ave)
Call Merrill Managment Inc
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-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
SUNRISE APTS 1BR/1BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
Available for sublease @ Courtyard Apts.
Call 904-864-0213 for details. 11-2-5-3
MASTER BEDROOM IN 3/3
Great location near Shands in Oxford Manor.
Utilities included & furnished. Available for
spring semester. 305-323-8198 11-2-5-3
Sublease at The Crossing at Santa Fe
Only $ 439/month. From Dec. 1 to July 31
2007. All utils included, free internet, Cable,
W/D. 1BR/1BA in a 4BR/BA. Contact info:
352-219-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org
$325/mo incl utils/interent/cable.
FURNISHED 1BR in 4BR apt at LaMancha.
Walk to UF. On bus line, female only. 352-
328-9502 email@example.com 11-3-5-3
In the Woods Apts. $439/mo. No deposit.
Available Dec. Call 352-278-5283 11-3-5-3
1BR/1 BA TOWNHOUSE
Close to UF, 15 min walk. $500/mo very spa-
cious. Cats ok. Call Theresa 850-585-7194.
Available immediately. 11-15-10-3
Take over lease at Gainesville Place. New
building! Pvt- BR/BA! New carpet & furn.
Internet air amenities bus pckup inside com-
plex. Nice place! $499/Mo call 904-259-1794
1BR/1BA IN 4BR/4BA for male. Available
now tilAug '07. $495/mo incl everything. Call
Lenny @321-439-9116 11-7-5-3
CABANA BEACH 1BR in 4BR apt. Avail Dec
13th. Furn. 3rd floor POOL VIEW. Private
bathroom. $500 CASH upon signing & last
month's rent PAID! $539/mo. Call 321-693-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at MELROSE
APTS. Close to UF on great bus rte. W/D,
util, cable, interest included. Furnished.
TinaMarie@ufl.edu. 305-546-0218 11-8-6-3
1 BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 11-15-10-3
SUBLEASE 1 BR/1BA STUDIO APT
$499/mo. Walk to class. Spring & Summer.
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
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
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 11-17-20-4
2/1.5 nice Casablanca East townhouse
needs NS female. No pets please. $350/
mo + 1/2 utils. Negotiable move-in date.
firstname.lastname@example.org 562-1901 11-16-20-4
1BR/BATH Available in 3BR condo in
Marchwood. 2 Female roommates. Cable,
DSL, Pool. Room unfurnished. $400 + utili-
ties. Call Bianca 352-514-4124 11-2-10-4
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-
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast.internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
2 rooms available in 4BR/4BA w/2 females.
$385/mo including utils, no cap. Arielle 548-
4982. Countryside complex. 11-2-5-4
Roommate needed in 3/2 w/2 other males.
Avail Dec 15. $280/mo + 1/3 util & cable. 1st,
last, no dep.. End of Dec. Rent free. Call 561-
818-0884 Carport & W/D. 11-13-10-4
Large pvt room available in pvt home for fern
(18-30). Share bath $450/mo incl utils, cable,
wi-fi, b/y pool. Will live w/family & 6 y/o girl.
Call Mike @ 275-2716 11-3-5-4
Female roommate wanted for 3BR/2BA new.
house. Share house w/a 21 yr old female.
You pay $400 + 1/2 utils. RTS bus route to
UF & SFCC. Fenced back yard. Available
ASAP. Call Joanna.514-0316 11-3-5-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304. 11-14-10-4
4BR/4BA UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
$450/mo everything incl, furn, W/D, high
speed interest. Semester lease available.
Available immediately. Contact aJenny 352-
ONE ROOM AVAILABLE, Roommate needed
2BR/2BA LAKEWOOD VILLAS. $425/mo +
1/3 electric, furn, W/D, backyard, pets al-
lowed. Semester lease available. Available
immediately. Contact jenny 352-213-2833
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $480/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 11-15-10-4
Seeking Roommate 3BR/2BA Home located
in a quiet neighborhood close to UF cam-
pus. NO PETS. $450/mo $400 Deposit +
utilities. Contact email@example.com
Female roommate to share a 2/2 condo.
Great location, 5 min to UF, bus route and
lots of amenities. $500/mo all utils included.
Avail now. A must see. Call Angie 786-239-
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet.
New appliances, carpet & paint. All ameni-
ties & utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS
internet, cable wHBO/SHO 954-483-4597
Furnished room for rent. Free electric, cable
& interest. $475/mo. Call 284-7304 12-4-
Large room w/kitchen & laundry priv. Pvt BA.
Double closet. Furn w/trundle bed, dresser,
TV. NS, 1st, last, month's rent. $375/mo + 1/3
utils & cable TV. $100 sec dep refsfs req'd.
Avail 11/16. 384-0111 or 692-4448 11-8-5-4
For NS female. $525 apt for just $425/mo. 1
MONTH FREE IF CALL TODAY. All included
for stress-free living. Call Lucia 352-262-
0l 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
S0l Real Estate
NOVEMBER 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 Sunday (11/
12/06 or 11/19/06) 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. 11-30-91-5
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in'Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 11-30-91-5
I i I.
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).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF froria 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 Y. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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U0 Real Estate
Beautiful remodeled 2BR/1.5BA condo. New
floors, AC, Appliances. An Absolute Steal
and Close to all Hot Spots. Asking $130,000.
Call Trevls 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.
Condo for sale. 2BR/1BA. Fully renovated.
NEW: bIautiful hardwood laminate floors,
ceramic tile, silver metallic appliances, wood
cabinets, window treatments, air handler,
hot water heater. Some furniture included if
desired. Located in Brandywine off Archer
Road. Close to campus. $90,000. 727-771-
Gainesville area (High Springs) 20 mins
from UF. 2005 3/2 house 1,500sf dbl garage,
vaulted ceilings. Tile, fridge, stove, micro,
laundry rm & W/D Perfect for family, students
faculty $210k 305-308-7272/305-944-1290
NY Style luxury loft minutes to UF, on bus
route. 2/2.5 bath, high ceilings, huge win-
dows. New CBS construction. Selling $40k
below market. Asking $230k Call Ricardo
Kokkas/Realtor 352-318-3384 11-13-10-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos .
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
FOR RENT OR SALE!!
Hamilton Heights 3BR/2BA on clu-de-sac,
large fenced yard, 2 car garage, fireplace,
screened porch. Available Now! $995/mo or
$167k. 338-7670 11-6-5-5
Bike to UF! Built in 2004 this gorgeous
3BR/2BA, 2CG, split plan is just 1 mile to
UF! Ready now. 734 NW 8th PI. $224,900.
Call Kathy Dion at Matchmaker Realty of
AlachuayCounty, Inc. 352-363-0026 11-7-
****Bike to UF!****
Gorgeous 3BR/2BA, 2 CG, built in 2004. Just
1 mile to UF! 734 NW 8th PI. $224,900. Call
Kathy Dion at Matchmaker Realty ofAlachua
County, Inc. 352-363-0026 11-7-5-5
3 MILES FROM UF
Condominium for sale CREEKSIDE
VILLAS. 1BR/1BA, fireplace, tile floors,
laundry room, new stainless appliances.
Creekview. $95,000. Call 352-505-4086
Ready for your next step? 2/2 mstr upstairs
w/study on bus rte, near mall, tennis, pool,
and more. $152,500. Call Kim Russo @ 352-
281-8168 Prudential Preferred Properties.
1 mi to UF. 3BR/2BA home. Completely reno-
vated. Custom kitchen cabinets w/stainless
steel appliances. New tile in kitchen & baths.
New carpet in separate living rm & family rm.
Must see! 1617 NW 10th Terr. $239,900.
Lenox Luxury Townhome, 2BR/2.5BA, 5
minutes to UF. 1414 sq ft, garage & patio,
shows like model! $184,900, 954-579-1268
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 12-6-72-6 "
MICRORFBER 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! 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
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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 newly 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 0 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.morrellsfumiture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, Ofull size BED $50,
*VCR $30, *STEREO really nice $50,
Portable SEWING MACHINE $40. Call
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Power Supplies & Drives.
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Computer Help! Now!
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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
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Student Discount on Labor
Care Free Computers
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Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
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Best Prices in Town*
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424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
I 1 For Sale
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*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
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Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
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UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/
** 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*****
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Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
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at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121)'376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
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Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
.Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
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*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuySelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
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CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
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OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
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For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
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WE BUY CARS
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2000 discount on any financed vehicle
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90 Mercedes 300c $2999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
92 HondaAccord EX $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."
SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
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BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
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the car you want. Come to Gatormax at
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us at 352-495-9500 12-6-36-12
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1993 TOYOTA TERCEL
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95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999 NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
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98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12 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 TowerRd. area 11-13-
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LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
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RETURN OF THE KING
Popular Noah spurns NBA to defend national title
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
When thousands of people chanted his
name, he just smiled and pointed back at
When a local comedian started a petition
to rename UF's Museum Road in his honor,
he shrugged it off.
When people gawked as he walked
through an airport a few months ago, he
"I remember over the summer I went to
Atlanta for the Adidas camp, and I was with
Jo, and we were walking through the Atlanta
airport, and every person in the Atlanta airport
knew who he was," senior Lee Humphrey
said. "He was real respectful and said thanks
So is the life of junior center Joakim Noah.
His larger-than-life personality has captivated
the nation, and yet he is just a 21-year-old
humble kid who is happy to play the game he
His ego could have easily skyrocketed after
his role in UF's national championship season,
but Coach Billy Donovan is proud of the way
the junior has kept things under control.
"I don't sense anything from him that he
is (thinking), 'Wow, I don't need this. I could
have gone out last year. I don't need to get
better. I'm doing you a favor by being here,'"
Donovan said. "There's been none of that at-
Noah would likely have been selected as a
top-five NBA Draft pick if not No. 1 dur-
ing the summer following his MVP perfor-
mance #i the Final Four.
Instead, Noah chose to remain the king of
the college court and compete with comrades
whom he considers to be like kin.
"I love playing with those guys, and there's
nothing better than winning," he said. "When
you make that step to decide where you're go-
ing to go in the NBA, you don't know what
team you're going to. Your future is basically
up for grabs."
And Noah wasn't about to let his future be
decided by a paycheck.
"(If I went to the NBA), I don't know if
I'm playing with some of these (players) who
shootthe ball 40 times, and I'm never going to
play and sit on the bench," he said. "Why? I'm
shining here. Why would I want to do that?
Five days was all it took for Noah to decide
he wanted to keep his orange and blue uni-
form. All he needed to make that decision was
a life lesson from his mother.
"I'm happy here, and money doesn't buy
happiness," Noah said. "My mother always
told me that."
By staying at UF for another year, Noah
has literally become the big man on campus,
arid at first, all the fanfare was a little over-
"There was a time after we played where I
didn't really like all the attention," Noah said.
"I spoke about it with Coach Donovan, and
Coach Donovan said, 'Jo, OK, I understand
sometimes it's tough to always have all eyes
on you and have all the attention, but would
you trade it for anything in the world?' And
there's no way. I wouldn't."
But that doesn't mean Noah is completely
content with the way he is treated compared
to the other players.
"For me, I feel like the toughest thing is
getting a lot of attention compared to the rest
of my teammates," he said. "I feel like that's
unfair because I feel like the most special part
about this team was how balanced we were
and how much we played as a unit."
Nevertheless, fans can't get enough of
Noah and he does his best. to accommodate
He stops to sign autographs and pose for
pictures on the way to class, and he has been
asked to speak at middle schools to encour-
age younger players, but Donovan said Noah
has to learn when to say no.
"There's only so many people you can
take care of and make happy," Donovan
said. "I think for him that's tough because
... he didn't get any respect or attention go-
ing through high school or his first year in
college. And he's probably like, 'You know
what? I'm not going to forget who I am.
I'm not going to act like I'm this big shot
or that I'm this know-it-all. I'm going to try
to keep my humility and my level of being
approached, and when people ask or want
to talk me or need something from me, I'm
going to try to be a helpful person.'"
Donovan also said that he has talked to
Noah about the importance of who he truly
"I've talked to him a lot about not forget-
ting where he comes from," Donovan said,
"because as quickly as he has risen to the
stardom status, that's how quickly he can go
right back down to where he was."
So the two have talked about the people
who doubted Noah's abilities as a player for
Lawrenceville Prep in N.Y.
They talked about the fact that Noah was
not an invitee but a ball boy at the Reebok
ABCD Camp, a premier basketball camp for
elite high school players.
They talked about his freshman season at
UF, when he rode the bench and averaged
only 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds.
And then they talked about all of the ex-
pectations surrounding him and the rest of
the Gators this season.
"I think sometimes through success you
gain a lot more fans and you gain a lot more
critics," Donovan said. "I heard a great com-
ment that was said to our team that said all
this stuff that's surrounding these guys right
now is poison, and it will only kill you if
you take it in and you swallow it and you
believe it. And that's the thing I try to get
across to Jo. All this stuff is just a distraction.
It's nonsense. It's hoopla. I think he under-
Said Noah: "I'm just happy to defend a
national championship. Not a lot of people
can say that. I'm proud of that."
UF center Joakim Noah celebrates the Gators' 82-60 win against Wisconsin-Milwaukee
in the NCAA Tournament. Noah has returned for his junior year amid intense hype.
Gators D-lineman leads team in sacks
FOOT, from page 24
sacks in a season with 31.
"I pick up stuff real quick," Harvey said. "And
I work hard at it so I can get it."
But after arriving at UF, the learning process
started all over again.
He redshirted his first season with the Gators,
as he was having trouble adjusting to the acceler-
ated speed of the college game.
Harvey showed signs of improvement in 2005,
earning playing time in nine games.
But this season, Harvey has taken a tremen-
dous step forward, co-defensive coordinator Greg
"I saw that happening in the spring," Mattison
said. "You saw him being more consistent.
One thing Derrick has done that is a great
example to all football players is that he practices
Aside from the seven sacks, Harvey has re-
corded 17 tackles, two fumble recoveries and one
But despite all the success, it was a little
unusual to see the normally modest defensive
end's reaction after sacking Georgia quarterback
Matthew Stafford last Saturday.
Harvey engaged in a flamboyant celebration
in which he imitated New York Giants defensive
end Michael Strahan's celebration routine, often
referred to as "ballin."'
"One thing Derrick has done that is a
great example to all football players
is that he practices extremely hard."
UF co-defensive coordinator
But just when it looked like Harvey was begin-
ning to shake off some of his humility, McDonald
delivered an explanation for the celebration.
"We talked about that before the game,"
McDonald said. "We said the first one to get a
sack was going to do 'ballin.' We have to tell
Harvey sometimes what to do. I mean, he don't
really celebrate that much."
NICK-EL, from page 24
For the season, Green had six
games of six turnovers or more.
Walter Hodge's ability to
play the point: The sophomore
will have to make the biggest
improvement of any returning
He showed flashes of becom-
ing an impact player as a fresh-
man, but also took his lumps.
One game proved a microcosm
Against Savannah State,
Hodge scored 18 points yet com-
mitted six turnovers.
He recorded more turnovers
than assists last season and now
must be relied upon as the most
viable option to run the offense
Receiving substantial contri-
butions from multiple freshmen:
One of the most overlooked
reasons for UF's championship
season was the impact of Hodge
and David Huertas.
Neither had great campaigns,
but both fit their roles well com-
ing off the bench.
Among Jonathan Mitchell,
Brandon Powell, Marreese
Speights and Dan Werner, Coach
Billy Donovan must find two
newcomers to replace Huertas
.nd Adrian Moss.
None of these problems should
cause Donovan to lose sleep, but
they could be the difference be-
tween a repeat run and a Sweet
And new struggles could arise,
like those of quarterback Ben
Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.
That said, I still think the
Gators are the favorites to win it
all this season.
Al Horford and Joakim Noah
provide the most potent one-two
inside punch in the country.
Corey Brewer is a shut-down
Lee Humphrey can drain
threes like few else in college
But they're not a perfect team.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 23
Sophomore bulks up, sheds protective pads
By BRIAN STEELE
Last year, Southeastern Conference
teams watched as a puny UF fresh-
man continually torched them game
The bigger the game, the bigger
the score sheet became for this guard:
22 points against No. 23 Kentucky
and 25 points in a 79-78 upset of No. 2
LSU in arguably the biggest regular-
season win in UF women's basketball
She was the second-leading scorer
on a team with four senior starters.
She set the UF freshman record with
61 three-pointers. She was named
Message to Sha Brooks: The SEC
knows who you are now.
Brooks is a Coaches' Preseason
All-SEC pick on a list that includes
future WNBA Draft picks Candace
Parker, Sylvia Fowles and Armintie
And she's added to her arsenal.
After a season when Brooks wore
protective pads under her jersey
to keep from getting pummeled by
opponents, she said she's added 15
pounds of muscle to her slim frame.
"She'll probably kill me for telling
you this," UF coach Carolyn Peck
said, "but she wore some protective
pads underneath her uniform be-
cause she was knocked around a lot.
"When she started putting up
numbers, teams sent their best defen-
sive players after her. (This season),
when we did the video head shots for
(Madness 2006), I asked her what po-
sition (she wanted to play), and she
jokingly said pc- -r forward."
Now with that added muscle,
Brooks said she's going to penetrate
more and not rely solely on her out-
"I'm still trying to improve. I
don't feel like I'm at the best
of my ability."
UF sophomore guard
Brooks is driven by her competi-
tive nature. When asked on her views
about seeing a loss in the box score,
Brooks was blunt.
"I hate losing," she said. "It makes
However, with that passion comes
a price. Brooks wants to win so badly
that she is too hard on herself when
she makes a mistake, several of her
But still, there's no doubting her
"Sha is really showing a lot of con-
fidence early in the season different
from coming in as a freshman," Peck
said. "We as a staff still have to sit
back and say she's still a sophomore
because our expectations for her are
for her to perform a as senior."
But as firecracker-like as her game
is on the court, her personality is
much more subdued off the court.
Brooks admitted it takes her a
while to warm up to a stranger.
But there's little doubt that she's
been able to warm up to her new
Peck said that Brooks has been
a mentor for Gators freshman point
.guards Jennifer Mossor, Brittaney
Thomas and LaToya Bullard.
Brooks has had no problems tak-
ing on a bigger leadership role.
"Last year, you had four seniors
on the floor and then you had me a
freshman," Brooks said. "I didn't re-
ally have to do too much talking.
"But this year I'm the only sopho-
more that had a lot of playing time
from last year. It's kind of a big deal
for me to be more vocal and lead ev-
Her teammates have also taken
notice of Brooks' development as a
player and person.
"(Brooks) has matured as a per-
son," senior Kim Dye said. "She's
grown up a lot from her freshman to
her sophomore year."
Brooks keeps her focus simple.
"I don't .really get too excited
about awards," Brooks said. "I'm still
trying to improve. I don't feel like I'm
at the best of my ability.
"(Getting picked preseason All-
SEC by the coaches) was just like
'OK, I got an award,' but I'm still go-
ing to work harder to get where I'm
trying to get."
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UF scored four
SOCCER from page 24
After Ameera Abdullah took a
free kick, Megan Kerns scored on a
header, tying the game.
With less than 10 minutes left in
the game and the score still 1-1, it
appeared UF would have to start
selecting players for penalty kicks.
Then Stacy Bishop took matters
into her own head.
Lauren Hyde took a free kick,
which floated in the air until Bishop
used her head to get it past Georgia
goalie Lauren Church.
Then, to secure the victory, UF's
KeLeigh Hudson scored on a cross
pass by Ashlee Elliott at the 85:56
Maybe it has something to do
with the Georgia-rivalry element, or
maybe the Gators wanted to prove
something because they weren't
Less than a minute later, Abdullah
put the final dagger in the Bulldogs
by scoring on a breakaway.
Despite the absence of tri-captain
Daniela Sanchez, who had to sit out
after receiving two yellow cards
against South Carolina, the Gators
"I thought it worked pretty effec-.
tively," Burleigh said. "Obviously, it
will be nice to be back to full lineup
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,2006
Humble Harvey's game speaks louder than words
Andy Apicella / Alligator
UF sophomore defensive end Derrick Harvey tackles Georgia running back Danny Ware on
Saturday, in Jacksonville. The taciturn Harvey has let his game do all the talking.
* THE SOPHOMORE LEADS THE
TEAM IN SACKS WITH SEVEN.
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
Luckily for the Gators, Derrick Harvey's
demeanor on the football field is very dif-
ferent from his quiet demeanor off it.
UF's sophomore defensive end has ter-
rorized opposing offensive lines this sea-
son, racking up the most sacks per game in
the Southeastern Conference.
Still, Harvey isn't one to brag and talk
about his accomplishments. According to
his teammates, he isn't one to talk about
anything. When one reporter sarcastically
suggested Harvey was a very talkative
individual, senior defensive end Ray
McDonald broke out into laughter.
"No, he's not," McDonald said. "He
doesn't say much. He's real quiet and
Harvey is known for grunting out short
replies when addressing the media. But
surely he must be chattier in more com-
fortable surroundings, right?
"He's probably worse probably a
lot worse," McDonald said. "He probably
says like 10 words the whole day when we
are in the locker room."
Added Harvey: "I just be chillin'."
Harvey's laid-back nature may be a
major positive for him this season. Despite
recording more sacks this season than
starting defensive ends McDonald and
Jarvis Moss combined, Harvey starts every
game on the bench.
But Harvey isn't complaining.
"It's a great role," Harvey said. "I am
still learning and trying to work hard and
get better every day."
Comerback Ryan Smith, Harvey's
roommate, said Harvey's success is not
"(Harvey) probably says like 10
words the whole day when we
are in the locker room.
UF defensive lineman
"He's a big-time player making big-
time plays," Smith said. "Without ques-
tion, (he's the best defensive backup I've
ever seen). It's obvious."
Harvey has come a long way in a short
period of time just to reach his backup
The Greenbelt, Md., native did not play
football until his junior year at Roosevelt
High where he was a basketball star. He
was lured to the game after Roosevelt's
football coach noticed Harvey's athleti-
cism might translate well to the game of
It didn't take long.
One year after making the transition, he
broke the Maryland high school record for
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 22
Gators' repeat chances not automatic
t's not good being king these days.
Losing has befuddled champions across
the sports nation.
The UF men's basketball team should take
The defending Super Bowl winners, the
Pittsburgh Steelers, lost to the Oakland Raiders
At 2-5, they have fallen to last place in the AFC
On Tuesday, the NBA champion Miami Heat
got blown out by 42 points at the hands of the
But those oversized diamond-encrusted
championship rings last forever.
For anybody who remembers the winners of
the Stanley Cup that's hockey the Carolina
Hurricanes have started the season 6-5-2.
Just like the Gators, all three of these teams
returned a core of star players.
I looked it up. The Hurricanes returned their
captain, starting goalkeeper and leading goal
But we will not find out if the Gators resemble
the Steelers, the Heat or the 'Canes until Nov. 25.
That's when UF will face
Kansas, a team picked by
Sports Illustrated's Seth
Davis to win the national
'' Until then, fans may
Nick Zaccardi lose sight of perspec-
Nick-el Coverage tive after the expected
firstname.lastname@example.org blowouts of teams like
Northwood, Samford and
To keep this from happening, here are some
potential hitches in the repeat plan, outside of the
obvious musts of staying healthy and humble:
Taurean Green's consistency: Entering last
season, the point guard was looked at as a weak
link in UF's starting five.
While he dispelled that early on, winning
MVP honors at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic,
Green still had his stinkers.
He didn't make a field goal against Florida
State and committed six turnovers, though he hit
15 of 16 free throws.
SEE NICK-EL, PAGE 22
UF wins, advances
By RACHEL ROBINS
At least the No. 16 UF soc-
cer team (12-4-4) didn't have to
worry about overtime this time
The Gators advanced to the
second round of the Southeastern
Conference Tournament on
Wednesday night when they de-
feated Georgia 4-1. UF will play
South Carolina who defeated
Vanderbilt in the first round
- on Friday at 8:30 p.m.
"You have to know how to
win when championships are
on the line," UF coach Becky
Burleigh said. "I think this is a big
step for us."
Similarly to how they scored
in their 2-1 overtime loss against
the Gators earlier this season,
the Bulldogs took the lead early
with a Megan Tomlinson goal.
Tomlinson scored after Kelly
a comer kick:
trailed 1-0 at
sively and with purpose.
"We just said at halftime,
'Who's going to step up and
carry this team on their back?'"
SEE SOCCER, PAGE 23
2002: UF quarterback Rex Grossman completes
a school-record 36 passes in a 20-13 win against
Georgia. Grossman finished second in Heisman Trophy
voting ii~w2001. The quarterback was drafted by the Chi-
cago Bears with the 22nd pick of the 2003 NFL Draft.
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* UF junior Caroline Burckle
was tabbed National Colle-
giate Swimmer of the Week by
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your vote on alligatorSports.org.) Hetland 15% (73)
Wednesday's question: Who should be UF's Wilbur 15% (70)
placekicker against Vanderbilt on Saturday? WIas 13% (66)
Phillips 7% (33)
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Alligator, Thursday, November 2, 2006
By JENNA MARINA
Father's poor health nearly led Brewer to the NBA
Flash back to a celebratory pep
rally at the O'Connell Center
on April 7, and you may still
hear the cheering, clapping and
commotion of 10,406 people re-
joicing that Joakim Noah, Al
Horford and Corey Brewer had announced
their return to college basketball.
But one conversation could have easily
made the crowd's cheers morph to tears
and reduce their rejoicing to heartbreaking
"I was almost out the door," Brewer said.
"It was a hard decision for me to come back
just because of my situation. I wanted to be
able to take care of my family."
Even though Brewer's family members
live more than 600 miles away in Portland,
Tenn., they are always close to his heart and
in his thoughts, especially his father, Ellis,
who has been suffering from heart condi-
tions and diabetes for the past two decades.
Those ailments prevented Ellis from
attending his son's games. So while his
,teammates' fathers sat in the stands of the
RCA Dome in Indianapolis to witness their
sons achieve greatness at the Final Four,
Brewer's father connected with his son
through a television.
"Thankfully, he looks at him on TV,"
Brewer's mother, Glenda, said. "He's
Corey's No. 1 fan. They are very close, very
When the time came for the junior to de-
cide if he should jump to the NBA, the pros-
pect of supporting his family financially
looked awfully appealing.
But his parents had none of it. They
refused to let money dictate their son's ac-
"We just talked about,
'Should I leave?' or 'Should I
not leave?'" Brewer said. "It canie
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Tim Casey Alligator Staf
UF junior forward Corey Brewer (above) greets fans during the men's basketball team's
national championship celebration in the O'Connell Center on April 7.
Brewer dunks (right) on a breakaway on Feb. 11 during the Gators' 74-71 victory over
tial as a basketball player. It's not about the
money. It's not about taking care of his fam-
ily. It's about him being happy. Corey loves
to play basketball, and he's happiest when
he's on the basketball court."
So Brewer stayed in Gainesville, but his
father's situation in Tennessee has gotten
HARD DECISION e to COME BAC
down to them saying, 'Make the
decision that you're going to be a. 0
happy with, not what you should do my famailym
for us.'" -Corey Brewer
Brewer's older brother, Jason, discussed
with Brewer the pros and cons about leav- Last week, Ellis had his left leg ampu-
Sing1 '.Sauinesvle.- tated after a sore on his foot progressed into
"I believe you don't make a decision gangrene. He just returned from the hospi-
based on money, and he didn't believe that tal two days ago and was feeling too ill to
either,".Jason said. "We just want Corey to speak for this story.
be happy, to reach his goals and his poten- "My dad lives day-to-day. I don't know
how long he II be here lacion told the
Alligator la t Marclhl hen Ellis' health \\a-
worse than ever.
Ellis seems to be doing -lightli better
"He's in good -.pirnt. la-on said "I
think he's ieaill 'going to be Ok. Thin; a
hard time tor him He hate. -.itttng in the
hospital bed He s iwas in there toi
Atlrlh- ,h Brcer wanted des-pei-
atel\ to'be be b his father side Ellis
insisted he -tay in CGain- tille
"He calls twio or three times a da\ "
Glenda -aid Hi dadd\- did not \\ant
him to come home He told him their!
was nothing he could do He called hi
high school coach and told him tio all Corei
to tell him nio.t c :nome home
Ultimately Brewier t5 decision to ita\
created a donmlno ,lleet tol the other NBA
"Corey and Al will say that we sat down
(and discussed staying or leaving), but I
don't really remember that," Noah said. "I
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff Andy Aplcella / Alligator
Then sophomores Taurean Green, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah (top left, left to right) talk on the sidelines during the Gators' 77-72
win against Wake Forest on Nov. 17 in Madison Square Garden during the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinal in New York, N.Y.
Brewer (top right) walks off the court after the Gators suffered their first loss of the season to Tennessee on Jan. 21 in Knoxville, Tenn.
The Volunteers defeated the Gators 80-76.
Andy Apicella / Alligator
remember Corey saying that he was,going
to go back, and to me, knowing Corey's
background financially, that was more pow-
erful. Knowing his financial situation back
home and (Corey) saying, 'OK, I'm going
to come back for my junior year,' I thought,
'How selfish would it be for me to leave?'"
The '04s are often characterized by their
unselfish play, so should it be any surprise
that their selflessness permeates throughout
every aspect of their lives?
"Corey's always been an unselfish kid
and player," Jason said. "He always thought
about putting somebody else before him-
self. I attribute that to my mom and my dad
because they are both hard workers.
"My dad used to work in the tobacco
fields just to put food on the ,table. He
doesn't think about being the superstar on
While Brewer may not be concerned with
superstar status, his athleticism and talent
have made him one of UF's elite players.
Last season, he was named Southeastern
Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year.
He ultimately always brings out the best in
"He's a great teammate and a great guy
to be around," freshman guard Brandon
Powell said. "In practice, we know he's
going to go hard and he's going to just
compete, and he teaches you to compete.
If you go up against Corey in practice, you
have no choice but to bring your A-game
because if you don't bring it, he'll just take
you. He just forces you to play your best at
Even if Brewer decides to forgo his se-
nior year, he will still influence the team in
other ways, mainly' through his leadership
"Everything he knows, he tries to tell
me," Powell said. "Maybe when he leaves,
I'll be here and I'll teach a guy coming in
what he tried to teach me."
In the meantime, Brewer is just focused
on improving his abilities, so when the time
does come to go to the next level, he will
be able to sign the best deal possible and
finally take care of the ones who love him
"I know I can get better and that I can
grow as a person," Brewer said. "So I think
I'll be better prepared (to go pro) after this
Back to back? History not on UF's side as it aims at another title
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The wait is over the Gator boys are back.
Nearly seven months have passed since the UF men's basketball team
claimed its first national title, and the Gator Nation has been salivating at
the thought of a repeat ever since the team's star players announced they
would be staying in Gainesville for at least one more year.
Junior Joakim Noah plans on delivering that dream but cautions that
the journey will be a long one.
"I feel like we can make history and do something really special this
year," Noah said. "Of course, the goal is to win a second championship,
but to get to that point, there's a lot of places we have to go before that,
and I think we can't forget that. We can't think about March yet."
The Gators ascended to the pinnacle of college basketball last spring.
UF trounced UCLA 73-57 in the national championship game en route to
a 33-6 record.
Six days ago, the Gators found themselves right back where they
ended ranked No. 1 in the nation by the ESPN/USA Today Coaches'
UF is the first championship team to return all five starters in more
than eight seasons. This could make repeating which hasn't been done
since Duke in 1991 and 1992 more realistic than usual.
As the hype continues to escalate, the Gators are realizing more and
more the importance of maintaining a level of humility.
"In the game of basketball, there's going to be a lot of humbling mo-
ments whether it's a loss or getting dunked on or getting crossed,"
Noah said. "As soon as somebody's doing well on the other team, the
whole team is going to let you know about it. So I think that's the thing
about us we all keep each other on edge."
UF will unofficially usher in the new season when it takes on
Northwood tonight at 7 in an exhibition game.
But if fans expect to see the same team they watched dominate in the
NCAA Tournament, they better think again.
For starters, there are four completely new additions to the roster.
"I think any time you add different ingredients to the soup, it is going
Alligator File Photo
Walter Hodge, Taurean Grpen and David Huertas celebrate after winning
the men's basketball national championship on April 3 in Indianapolis.
to taste a little different," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "Our guys all
have to work on the team chemistry.
"If you were living in a house, and all of a sudden you decide you have
new guys living in our house and everything was peaceful for a while, it
may change the complexion of your house a little bit."
And then one must consider the team's mentality.
Are they still hungry?
Can they still play unselfishly after winning a championship?
Can they handle the pressure of the bull's-eyes on their backs?
"Generally, when people have success, the next thing that happens is
there is a huge letdown," Donovan said. "There's a lack of motivation in
people. ... From a human element, we should fail this year. We should not
be a great team, we should not work as hard, we should not be as moti-
vated and we should not be as driven."
But Donovan can rest easy because, if anything, his players are more
motivated to hold on to the success they've already tasted.
"This is what we've been waiting for ever since last season ended," ju-
nior point guard Taurean Green said. "We're ready to play again and just
get the whole season started.
"Everybody is going to predict us to win almost every game. We're not
even focused on that."
In return for their focus and hard work, Donovan has promised to
shield his players from the added stress to repeat.
"I am not going to allow anybody to take away from the enjoyment
and pleasure that we are going to try to have as a basketball team taking
on this season and the challenge of this year," he said. "With the expecta-
tions, if you do not get to a Final Four and you do not get to the last game
of the year, I am not going to sit there and look at it and say, 'What a dis-
appointing season.'" '
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S~U F's s,,th man. Richard will look to make his senior
season his best ,'et He was first off the bench a ream-
high 26 times last season to average 5.9 points and
3.6 rebounds per game. Richard made shots at a mind-
bggi ing 69.8 clip. After working on his passing and
6t sthooting i the paint during the summer, he intends to
i::~~' r. make a bigier impact orn the floor this year."
FORWARD: 6-7, 243. FR. This fieshrnan can
IJ be do-nubl threaS .or the Cators '.vith trne abtiliT to
sh-ot the ball and ,iab6 rcounrs. ,A New Y"rl.'s Mr.
S e_,asi-ti'all Mitchell surpassed Chicago Buibs guard
.. B-eni Gordon as the all-trie scoring leader at Mt.
$t X'ernon Hight'.
IPOINT GUARD: 6-0, 170, SO. Both Donovan and
Green have said Hodge is gentin more comfoirab!e in
the poirn guard position, arid he should be a forrmdable
bac up this season. The sophornm.e rmay ha'e airead'v
proven hi.-self dunng the Ga'.ors' preseasor Canadiap- F
toairinr-en( father ,In Seoti-rer. ,'- sank 6 c.f 8 b'ck.'-ts
for 12 points and diishe o:rt fie assists in UF's v:cto:. t
against the Guelph A.l-Sta .s. .
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incoming guard, Powell has Jie opportunity to gair.
some signihcant experience this season. He can defend
the perimeter, run the floor well in transition and sink
jump shots, which rna-es him a perfect fit for the
CENTER/POWER FORWARD: 6-10, 245. FR.
The fieshrr.an only started pialing basketball
as a sophomore in high school, but don't let his
ine'.perence foo you. Speigrhts nias ranked cne
c.i tie top 15 p.-wef forIwanlds In the ration lb,
i\ ;s.com because of his natural atrleticism arnd
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Basketball. Even though he wvas not completely
healthy during UF's preseason trip to Canada. the
freshman still managed 13 points against Brock
University and seven rebounds against the Guelph Ail-
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