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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006
E CLAS DEBT DEBACLES
Factions emerge over plan
By CHAD SMITH
The UF administration has called
for the removal of two department
heads in the embattled College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences but fac-
ulty members are challenging that
decision and rallying around their
The call to replace English de-
partment Chairman John Leavey
and math department Chairman
Krishnaswami Alladi was part of
the five-year plan to help UF's larg-
est college climb out of debt.
But now, about two months after
the plan was unveiled, fault lines are
showing between CLAS professors
and top administrators over the
handling of the debt, adding to the
growing climate of distrust between
UF leaders and faculty.
Additionally, several outside re-
UF25 @ VANDERBILT19
ports indicate the UF administration
is not providing adequate resources
for CLAS programs, and some facul-
ty members say Provost Janie Fouke
is stirring more
turmoil with her
At an Oct.
23 meeting be-
tween a group of.
sors and Fouke,
Fouke she said she
was concerned with the "swirling
rumors" about the department.
During the meeting, Fouke
pushed for Leavey to be ousted from
his position as chairman. According
to the meeting's minutes, Leavey
was "not invited" to the discussion.
Pamela Gilbert, a UF English
professor who attended the meet-
SEE SIDES, PAGE 8
vague on tuition, aid
* CANDIDATES LACK PLANS
FOR BRIGHT FUTURES.
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Democratic gubernatorial can-
didate Jim Davis and Republican
candidate Charlie Crist both sup-
port the Bright Futures Scholarship
program, which was designed to
keep smart students in Florida.
But Bright Futures has become a
problem for universities, such as UF,
that want to increase tuition.
Davis said he supports changing
Bright Futures, and Crist said he rec-
ognizes the strain the program has
as the state's population grows, but
neither proposed a specific change.
UF President Bemie Machen has
said that UF needs a tuition increase
to hire more faculty and to achieve
his goal of getting UF ranked among
the top 10 public universities.
But under Florida law, Bright
Futures pays for 75 or 100 percent
of tuition and fees. That means if
Elections Bright Futures
2006 must cover that
increase a move
that would require
the state to spend more money
Since the program was created
in 1997, Florida has spent about $1.3
billion on Bright Futures, helping
more than 700,000 students. In the
2004-05 academic year, the state
spent about $269 million on it.
Karen Fooks, director of Student
Financial Affairs, said the worry is if
Bright Futures can continue to sup-
port tuition hikes without change.
SEE TUITION, PAGE 8
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF senior receiver Dallas Baker recorded 135 receiving yards and one touchdown against Vander-
bilt. Baker and the Gators are in the SEC title game for the first time in six years.
Gators clinch SEC East Division
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Book
Despite a sputtering offense,
another painful win and con-
tinuing to elicit more questions
than answers, the Gators (8-1,
6-1 Southeastern Conference) are
heading to Atlanta to play in the
SEC Championship game for the
first time in six years. UF advanced
by defeating Vanderbilt 25-19 and
having LSU down Tennessee 28-
"You don't come to Flori-
da for the palm trees. You
come to play in Atlanta."
UF football coach
"This means a lot to the pro-
gram," UF linebacker Brandon
Siler said. "It means Florida is back
where it should be."
A shocking Steve Spurrier de-
parture; The disastrous Ron Zook
experiment. More than a life's
worth of Outback Bowls.
None of that matters now.
"I hate to say this, but it was al-
most a relief," Coach Urban Meyer
said in a Sunday teleconference.
"It was because we wanted this so
bad for the seniors.
"You don't come to Florida
for the palm trees. You come to
Florida to get a great education
and go play in Atlanta. It was a
monkey off my back. It was relief.
It was whatever you want to call it.
Thank God for these seniors to get
out of here and at least have the
SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 17
For the first
time this season,
UF Coach Urban
Meyer has begun
The Gators are still
No. 4 after clinch-
ing the SEC East.
See story, pg. 20.
E Alachua County
dates Lee Pinkoson
and Lou Newman
have different ideas of
how to cure long-term
problems like traffic
congestion and low-
cost health care. See
story, pg. 4.
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2, ALLIGATOR E MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2006
Locks of Love
Reitz Union Colonnade, 8 a.m.
Friends for Life of America
holds a silent auction in
memory of Lance Dalton and
sponsors Locks of Love, in
which students donate hair for
patients with hair loss.
Transportation Fee Meeting
Tigert Hall, Room 202,8 a.m.
The Transportation Access
Fee Committee, which recom-
mends increases to a fee that
students pay with tuition,
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom, 7
Representatives from the
University Police Department
Office of Victim Services,
C.A.R.EK and the Student
Health Care Center will
discuss rape and services of-
fered on campus. Hosted by
the Student Government's
Women's Affairs Cabinet.
Three men jailed for fight
A fight at a party landed three
men in jail Sunday morning, ac-
cording to a police report.
Ivan Von Reitzenstein, Austin
Marino and Dominic Digloria,
all 19, were arrested after they
attacked Adam Pittman at the
party at 1900 NW 22nd St. at
about 3 a.m., according to the
During the fight, which
started with an argument, the
defendants struck Pittman
"several times in the face, torso
area and in his head," the report
stated. The three suspects were
charged with simple battery.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Martini pup paintings make big splash at art festival
By DREW HARWELL
Jane Billman's wolf has that
come-hither stare. The wolf's furry
crossed paws hold an olive, and her
blue eyes look out past the martini
glass she's resting in.
Not all of Billman's paintings
look like this: Some of the pets look
happy and others hold tennis balls
in their mouths. Almost all of their
tongues hang limply and most sit in
big martini glasses.
Billman and her husband, Gregg,
showcased their paintings of pets in
martini glasses, among other pieces,
at the 25th Annual Downtown
Festival & Art Show in the streets
of downtown Gainesville last week-
end. More than 200 other artists
displayed their work.
Billman has been painting the
martini pets for about five years,
she said. Her first martini dog was
a Yorkie with perked-up orange ears
and light gray fur. The idea came
randomly, she said.
"I wanted to make something
whimsical," she said. "The Yorkie
spoke to me."
She was pleased with the first
piece and continued to create varia-
tions. Her next subject was the wolf.
"The wolf's kind of flirty,"
Billman said. "She is a little tease."
Billman continued the paintings,
adding in different pets, different
expressions and different personali-
ties. Once she started, people began
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to request Billman to paint their pet.
"All these other doggies started
jumping in the glass, too," she said,
More than 50 variations later,
Billman still paints the pieces.
Though she said she doesn't like to
look at docks, she said she could
Jason Henry/ Alligator
Visitors to this weekend's 25th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show react to local artist Jane Billman's
Yorkshire terrier in a martini glass painting. Billman's art exhibition has traveled across the nation.
spend 200 hours on one painting.
Most of her martini paintings fol-
low the same style: a martini glass,
filled with a translucent liquid, sits
in front of green and yellow palms.
The animal stands in the glass, its
paws balancing like salt on the rim.
Billman accepts requests from
buyers as to what they want their
painting to look like.
They can choose the breed of dog
or cat, the background scenery and
even olive or no olive.
Some of the animals have tennis
balls or umbrellas, and some sit in
glasses of red wine.
Billman doesn't like to just paint
the animals she said she needs to
know their personalities. She asks
custom buyers to send her pet pho-
tos and anecdotes.
"You can't just paint a dog," she
said. "You have to know them and
feel their personality."
Billman and her husband have
spent many years on the road, stop-
ping at art shows across the country.
Their children Chris and Jenny,
both UF pharmacy students were
both born on the road, she said.
Most of the paintings don't have
names other than the pet featured
in them, but several are named
especially by Billman. A couple of
pictures are called "Party Pugs" or
"Party Shar-pei," and paintings she
has done of dachshunds are called
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4, ALLIGATOR U MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006
Health, traffic fuel county race
By DOMINICK TAO
The outcome of the District 2
County Commission race could af-
fect the amount of time residents
spend in traffic and the prices they
pay at local stores.
If the reform-hungry challenger
gets more votes than the stay-the-
course incumbent in this race, traffic
'* the condition of
S:' health care in
the county could
Newman is new
Pinkoson to county poli-
tics. One of his major issues with the
current administration is the way it
has managed CHOICES, a low-cost
health insurance program for resi-
dents who have low-wage jobs and
cannot otherwise afford coverage.
Many county projects are funded
by property taxes, so most college
students don't contribute to them
directly. However, CHOICES is
funded by a quarter-percent addi-
tion to local sales tax.
Newman criticizes CHOICES for
not maximizing taxpayer dollars, as
the program provides health care
to fewer than 500 residents, while
thousands are eligible.
So instead of requiring residents
to meet income qualifications for
healthcare, as they must under the
current system, Newman wants to
transform CHOICES into a clinic
service accessible to anyone with a
pay stub, proving the patient is a
working resident of the county.
Newman's opponent, one-term
Commissioner Lee Pinkoson, stands
by the project, urging residents to
give it more time to be effective.
"The numbers haven't been as
good as we wanted, but that's not
totally unexpected," Pinkoson said.
"I don't think it's time to pull the
plug yet. We need to give it a shot."
Pinkoson said that if re-elected,
he will push for requirements that
the program meet performance
standards, and the quarter-percent
sales tax will remain.
Both candidates recognize that
cities throughout the county face
traffic congestion. But Newman said
his opponent's solution based
primarily on synchronizing traffic
lights isn't enough.
"We should have a beltway or
loop system," Newman said. "If it
runs from east to west, it doesn't just
improve traffic, but stimulates the
economy in East Gainesville."
Pinkoson said he recognizes
the benefits of a beltway but said it
would be too expensive and force
some residents from their homes.
Newman wants to fund the
proposed road with federal grants.
Pinkoson said that money is needed
"All the money we get from the
federal government would have to
go to that," Pinkoson said. "If you
put that road in, you would dis-
place a lot of families with eminent
main is the power
of the state to take
with owner com-
the current ad-
minstration of being frivolous with
residents' tax money.
"You can save tens of millions of
dollars if you have a little different
view and a little different leader-
ship," Newman said.
Pinkoson said the tax situation
isn't as bad as it has been made out
to be. Alachua County levies about
one third of residents' property
taxes, he said.
"It's not just the county," he said.
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By JAMES RIGNEY
Eric Copeland, a Miami tax attorney, is running against
incumbent Charles Bronson, a former police officer and cat-
tle rancher, for commissioner of agriculture and consumer
The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
manages Florida's agricultural production, safeguards the
state's food supply, prosecutes businesses for deceptive
practices, deals with animal and plant diseases and manages
the state's forests.
Elections Copeland, a University of Miami gradu-
.-J' ate, said he wants to create an office to refer
consumers to the various state agencies that
He said he also wants to refocus the department on the
"There are only 43,000 farmers left, and I understand
their plight, but we have 17 million consumers, and I don't
feel they think they have adequate help from the state," he
Bronson is a fifth-generation Floridian and a University
of Georgia graduate.
He worked as a law enforcement officer and state senator
before Gov. Jeb Bush appointed him as commissioner in 2001
to fill a vacancy. He was elected to the position in 2002.
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
Attorney hopefuls spar on felons
By DREW HARWELL
Florida's two most popular
candidates for attorney general
don't just hope they'll be elected
and have a chance to uphold the
law they want a chance to
change it, too.
i Walter "Skip"
S., l Campbell both
Campbell es in Florida's
civil law system, though they
disagree on aspects like felon vot-
ing rights and medical malpractice--
McCollum, 62, said he wants
the state to further limit the voting
rights of criminals leaving jail.
Florida is one of only three
states (the others being Kentucky
and Virginia) to enforce a lifelong
ban on voting for citizens with a
felony record, except in the case of
intervention by the state.
However, gubernatorial candi-
dates Charlie Crist and Jim Davis
have said they support automati-
cally restoring the civil rights of
all felons after their sentences are
Campbell, 57, said he. also dis-
agrees with McCollum's stance on
malpractice lawsuits. Campbell
said he believes there should be
no state-mandated limit on what
a person can be awarded for win-
ning a malpractice suit. He added
there should be no limit on who
He said the juries in individual
cases should decide how much
money is awarded.
"The juries are the limit,"
McCollum said there should be
restraints in place for malpractice
lawsuits. He said he supports put-
ting a cap of $500,000 on rewards
for pain and suffering but does not
support placing limits on other
parts of the lawsuit.
The high costs of malpractice
lawsuits, he said, are causing doc-
tors and hospitals to avoid the state
because of its scant control over
what plaintiffs can be awarded.
"Doctors are leaving our state,"
"Florida has a huge deficit in
doctors," he added. "No one is
coming here because of the large
phy, Medicaid fraud, and prescrip-
tion drug and mortgage scams.
The attorney general is the
state's main legal counsel and is
also a member of the Executive
Clemency Board, which reviews
requests by felons to vote.
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The polls open tomorrow morning. Unless you're a total
geek like us and we haven't seen you at any of the meet-
ings you'll probably need a handy cheat sheet. So break
out your highlighter and dive into our ...
2006 Election Picks
Let's start at the top of the ballot with the congressional
races. While Katherine Harris' campaign has been an interest-
ing piece of performance art, her act belongs off-Broadway,
not in the U.S. Senate. We endorse Bill Nelson.
In local races for the U.S. House of Representatives, the
incumbents Reps. Corrine Brown and Cliff Steams are
all but guaranteed another two years on Capitol Hill. Brown
is unopposed, and Steams' challenger, Gainesville Democrat
Dave Bruderly, is a long shot. But in case you're driving
home to vote, we endorse the Democrats in every congres-
Partisan? Maybe. But in the House, party control matters
much more than the opinions of individual representatives.
A Democratic majority would raise the minimum wage,
make college tuition tax-deductible and check the worst ex-
cesses of the Bush administration. Enough said.
Moving on to state offices, we endorse Jim Davis for
governor. Why? Because he opposes using the FCAT to
punish underperforming schools. So does Charlie Crist, of
course but Crist endorsed the test when he was education
commissioner. Like everything else in his campaign, his new
position seems like so much cynical pandering.
In the race for chief financial officer, we endorse Alex
Sink, a Hillsborough County banker with 26 years of finan-
cial experience. Her opponent, State Senate President Tom
Lee, is a professional politician who's probably looking for a
stepping-stone to the governor's mansion hardly the man
to spend taxpayers' dollars frugally. Sink is an easy choice.
This year's elections for the Florida Legislature are a bit
murkier. In the 14th District, we endorse Ed Jennings for
state Senate. He's not perfect his opposition to doubling
the homestead exemption puzzles us, not to mention his
tax-dodging but Steve Oelrich, Jennings' challenger, has
no plan to fix the insurance industry and no experience in
Tallahassee. Oh, and as Alachua County Sheriff, he tended to
discriminate against women, one of whom sued Oelrich for
$210,365. And won.
In the 23rd District, we endorse Cain Davis for state
House. Like his opponent, former Gainesville City
Commissioner Chuck Chestnut, Davis wants to reconsider
how Florida uses the FCAT. But unlike Chestnut, he also has
sharp ideas for reducing health care costs including sup-
port for generic drugs and cost-sharing among small busi-
nesses. He deserves a chance.
This year's race for Alachua County sheriff is an anomaly
in American politics: a contest with two excellent candidates.
Sadie Darnell and Emery Gainey are both distinguished
cops. Both support consolidation with the Gainesville Police
Department if voters want it. But we endorse Gainey cur-
rently the No. 2 man in the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
His experience has prepared him for the top job.
For Alachua County Commission, we endorse Cynthia
Chestnut and Lee Pinkoson. Chestnut's CHOICES program
- which uses a quarter-cent sales tax to provide health care
to low-income workers is an innovative solution to a fa-
miliar problem. More importantly, it's turning into a modest
success. Pinkoson is less of a star, but he's practical and de-
pendably frugal. Give him another term.
Finally, we come to the ballot initiatives. We're voting
against Amendment 4, which would spend $57 million
from Florida's 2005 settlement with the tobacco industry
to fight tobacco use. First of all, cigarettes make you cool
and besides, every man, woman and child in America
already knows they give you cancer. And we're voting for
Amendment 8, to limit the use of eminent domain. Check
out Tom Durrenberger's column on page 7 to see why.
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Stopping Saddam was worth the cost
On Nov. 16, 2001, Sen. John Kerry was asked by
political radio show host John McLaughlin what
he thought the United States had to worry about
in Afghanistan. His response was: "I have no doubt, I've
never had any doubt and I've said this publicly -
about our ability to be successful in Afghanistan. We are,
and we will be. The larger issue, John, is what happens
afterwards. How do we now turn attention ultimately to
The above quote strikes a jarring contrast to Kerry's
"botched joke" from last week, in which he exhorted stu-
dents to study hard, lest they "get stuck in Iraq." I won't
pretend to have an ounce of respect for Kerry. I believe his
change in position was motivated by political expediency.
However, I do respect the many fellow Americans who
believe the war in Iraq is an ill-conceived failure they're
wrong, but at least sincerely so. I humbly ask them to fin-
ish reading before lamenting the lowering standards of the
Alligator's opinion columns.
I support the war in Iraq for two main reasons: princi-
ple and compassion. In August 1990, the Iraqi Republican
Guard invaded Kuwait, primarily to avoid repaying the
$65 billion borrowed from the Kuwaiti government to
fund Iraq's then recently concluded war with Iran.
Eight months later the Iraqi military had been de-
feated, and the United Nations passed Security Council
Resolution 687, which declared that "Iraq shall uncon-
ditionally accept the destruction, removal, or rendering
harmless, under international supervision" of a list of
several chemical, biological and ballistic weapons. It's
indisputable that at no point did Iraq comply with that
My earliest memory of international politics was an op-
ed piece questioning when Bill Clinton was going to give
the U.N. resolution some legitimacy and re-engage Iraq. I
was in middle school at the time.
Allowing Saddam to defy the
United Nations without military
action for more than 10 years
made U.N. sanctions meaning-
less and terrorists bolder. On Oct.
12, 2000, the day the USS Cole
was bombed, Saddam said Iraqis
Gerald Liles "should intensify struggle and ji-
The Liles Files had in all fields and by all means."
firstname.lastname@example.org Eleven months later, with peo-
ple still trapped under the smol-
dering rubble of the Twin Towers,
he commented on the terrorist acts of the day before: "The
United States reaps the thorns its rulers have planted in
the world." Saddam saw justice in the mass murder of
That brings me to my second basis for supporting
the U.S. presence in Iraq: compassion. The Iraqi military
was responsible for mass exterminations of the Kurdish
people, coercive rapes ("violation of women's honor" was
an official activity in his government) and other routine
atrocities. According to the State Department, 40 mass
graves have been confirmed in Iraq. More than 250 have
Deposing Saddam Hussein was just and right, but
making sure he's not replaced by someone as savage or
worse means the U.S. military must stay in Iraq for a pro-
tracted period of time. Honestly, the odds of a successful,
democratic Iraq are not great. Furthermore, I suspect aid-
Sing in the attempt for one will prove a largely thankless
However, my hope is for something greater than grati-
tude a freer, less-gassed Iraqi people. That's why we're
stuck in Iraq.
Gerald Liles is a history and religion junior. His column
appears on Mondays.
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Property owners deserve Amendment 8
At the state level, much has been
made of the Kelo v. New London
decision. That 2005 Supreme
Court opinion allowed local governments
to use eminent domain to transfer land
from one individual to another.
The uproar over the decision has
been such that Florida voters now find
themselves with the power via a ballot
initiative to prohibit the forced govern-
ment transfer of land altogether.
There are, however, a few good argu-
ments for allowing governments to use
eminent domain, even when its use in-
volves taking land from one private entity
to give to another. The problem is that
eminent domain, as it is currently used,
repeatedly and systematically undercom-
pensates owners of the land being taken.
Alandowner, when his or her property
is taken, should be compensated for three
different aspects of that property: its fair
market value, the cost for the owner to
relocate and the additional benefit the
owner might have gained from remaining
on that particular property.
In some cases, maybe that's senti-
mental value derived from having lived
in the same house for a number of years
- or maybe the owner just really enjoys
She or she does.
fl -1 Unfortunately,
-- of the three costs
S for which an
Tom Durrenberger the legal system
Editorial Notebook only recognizes
firstname.lastname@example.org the first two. Any
benefit that a
normal, reasonable person would factor
into the value of their property if it
were offered on the market flies right
out the window.
Of course, because it deals with an
individual's personal preference for a
specific property, it can be difficult to get
an accurate value for that third aspect of
compensation. But though it's less con-
crete than the other two costs, it's no less
real, and disregarding it entirely allows
governments to take property for much
less than they would otherwise have to
pay for it.
Combine that power with the abil-
ity to transfer taken property to another
private entity, and you have a recipe for
The Institute for Justice a neat name,
one that leaves its opponents de facto
agents of injustice tracks these kinds of
eminent domain abuses.
There is the case of Norwood, Ohio,
in which a private developer paid for a
study claiming that a neighborhood he
wanted to acquire was blighted, opening
the door for city officials there to take the
properties using eminent domain and
transfer them to him.
SCloser to home, in the neighborhoods
of Riviera Beach, the local government is
threatening to take a number of homes
and small businesses to allow for the
construction of a yachting complex and
luxury housing. The Riviera Beach mayor
insists he's only trying to "rescue and
save" the residents there. The residents
don't share his enthusiasm.
Unlike most other ballot initiatives,
the measure to restrict the use of eminent
domain is a good one. There may be some
negative consequences if it gets approved,
but if I have to choose between erring on
the side of government corruption and
erring on the side of homeowners' rights,
I'll take the homeowner any day.
Tom Durrenberger is a member of the
Alligator editorial board.
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Today's GOP tramples our civil liberties
I'm a Democrat, but it didn't take a lib-
eral to realize the absence of key points in
Thursday's debate between UF's College
Democrats and College Republicans. For
example, Tommy Jardon, the Republican
representative, finished his remarks by
saying the GOP has protected liberty for
But what about the Military
Commissions Act, passed less than a month
ago by Congress, which all but abolished
the writ of habeas corpus?
Knowing why one is being incarcerated
is a fundamental right but now, for the
first time since the Civil War, it's subject to
the president's consent. If he thinks you're
an enemy combatant, you could be sent to
prison and never return.
This presidency has also condoned
torture and spying on American citizens
without a judge's warrant. Clearly, the
Republican Party is no protector of civil
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Five-year plan on hold, but rift between faculty, administration grows
SIDES, from page 1
ing, said Fouke was "hostile" and "volatile"
toward the professors.
In a telephone interview, Fouke denied
acting maliciously during the conference.
Although she said she felt "negative energy"
from the professors, she ultimately called the
discussion "very fruitful."
Fouke said she advocated changing the
English department's leader because "there's
an opportunity for (the department) to be bet-
ter integrated into the rest of the university."
During Fouke's tenure as dean of Michigan
State University's College of Engineering from
1999 to 2005, she fired two chairpersons from
a single department, she said.
English professor Melvyn New, who was
not present at the October meeting, said he
believes his department needs a new leader
but added, "The majority of the department
wants to stay the course."
"'Stay the course' and 'state of denial' are
very good terms to use for my department at
this time," New added.
Members of the math department have
also complained about administrative deci-
sions, finalized without any faculty input.
On Sept. 21, about 62 math department
employees addressed a letter to Sullivan that
said they were "astonished that the Five-Year
Plan was decided in haste and without any
consultation with our department."
Philip Boyland, a UF math professor, said
those faculty and staff members make tip
about 90 percent of the math department.
Boyland serves as the spokesman of the de-
partment's steering committee, which works
with the chairman to make crucial decisions.
The letter to Sullivan also said faculty
"strongly disagree with the Plan's provision
to end our chairman's term a year early, given
his outstanding service and our department's
many significant achievements."
The chairmen's terms are due to end in 2008.
The letter cited an outside review of the
department that was conducted in April by
professors from other universities. Overall, the
report was positive about the math program.
"The department has achieved a significant
increase in national and international visibility
"'Stay the course' and 'state of
denial' are very good terms to use
for my department at this time."
UF English professor
over the last five years," the review says.
Sullivan said he spoke with Alladi on
Saturday night, and now plans to let him stay
at his post until he is set to leave in 2008. But
Fouke has the final word.
"The math department has totally re-
sponded and there's been no real tension,"
He added that the five-year plan is "basi-
cally on hold" for now, after UF's Faculty
Senate asked administrators to set it aside un-
til faculty could have more of a voice in it.
But even with a new plan, Sullivan said, he
doesn't plan tochange his decision to get rid of
Leavey: "We think new leadership is needed
to move forward."
UF English professors point to recent
reviews of their department, performed by
outside faculty, that recommend more money
and increased staff for their program.
University of Illinois professor Cary
Nelson, who led the review of UF's English
department, wrote an open letter to UF
President Bernie Machen that chided him for a
"plan (that) not only ignores all our major rec-
ommendations but actually reverses them."
"A fine department that should be.nour-
ished and supported as we recommended
- is instead senselessly crushed, its prospects
and morale seriously damaged," he wrote.
Leavey said that faculty members are get-
ting the impression that university adminis-
trators don't care about their opinions because
they have ignored shared governance, which
means "they must literally take the time to
have the conversations with the faculty."
Gilbert, the English professor, said other
universities have tried to lure away faculty
members in her department.
Leavey said, "Other places know we're a
good place to raid right now because we're
Alligator writer Elizabeth Hillaker contributed
to this report.
Gubernatorial candidates offer no specific plans on patching Bright Futures
TUITION, from page 1
SBut changes in this program will
affect thousands of UF students.
Fooks said that about 95 percent
of incoming freshmen benefit from
Davis said if tuition increased,.
the state would have to meet some
of it with tax revenue, but students
would also need to contribute.
He also said any increase mustbe
balanced with an increase in need-
based financial aid.
"It's a combination of tax dollars,
tuition and financial aid that fund
the university, and that should be
the proper mix," he said.
Crist did not specify if he would
support changes to Bright Futures,
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of Alachua County
but he wrote in an e-mail that he
recognizes that Florida's growing
population means more students
are using the scholarship.
To deal with this strain, Crist
wrote that Florida needs to "create
alternative ways for students to
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Crist, the state's
the use of Bright
Futures at com-
that offer four-
allow more stu-
dents access to higher education,"
Crist did not say if he would sup-
port Machen's goal to raise tuition.
But he wrote in an e-mail that he
"believes that Florida's universities
should have the freedom and flex-
ibility necessary to continue their
ascension as world-class institutions
while also being efficient and ac-
countable to the taxpayers."
David R. Colbum, a UF history
professor with expertise in Florida
politics, said Bright Futures could be
modified in three ways:
Legislators could cap the
amount of money students receive.
They could increase the
They could impose a fee
on students who want to attend
Florida's best universities. Bright
Futures would not cover that fee.
Colbum speculated that Crist, a
Florida State University alumnus,
would be slower to embrace chang-
es to Bright Futures because he is a
product of public education.
"I think Davis, before Crist, will
make changes in Bright Futures
1 v'f---. because he paid
a lot of money to
,go to school and
we are not pay-
ing enough for
.* -Florida," he said.
Crist Davis got his
law degree from
UF, but his education before then
had been from private institutions.
If the Florida Legislature were
to grant UF's Board of Trustees, the
school's highest governing body,
control over undergraduate -tuition,
about 25,600 Bright Futures recipi-
ents would be affected.
During the 2005-06 academic
year, 13,206 UF students received
the Florida Academic Scholars
Award, which covers 100 percent
of tuition and fees. About 12,500
UF students received one of the
Bright Futures program's other two
awards, which covers 75 percent of
their tuition and fees.
Fooks said though maintaining
the status quo could make tuition
too expensive for the state to fund
or decrease the quality of education,
changes to the program could be
unpopular with voters.
"Parents and students believe it
is an entitlement," she said.
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Huge 4BR townhomes wNW/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
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
I For Rent
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 + until. Call Bob 275-
1259; firstname.lastname@example.org 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
BIKE TO UFI 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
$700/mo. First, last & $200 sec. Call 352-
378-9220 or 352-213-3901 11-20-20-2
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
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
518 NW 15th Ave.
Large 3/2 house w/Newer Kitchen,
Hardwood Floors, Fenced Yard. $1000/
mo. Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
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!! $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
NANTUCKET WALK DUCKPOND 1BR/1BA
Walk to UF Available Dec. $465/mo incl heat & trash. No
Luxury 2/2 condos pets. Call 352-275-4106 11-7-5-2
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease HISTORIC DUCKPOND
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street 2BR/1.5BA, amazing location only blocks
www.nantucketwalk.com to downtown, 508 NE4th Ave. A steal at only
386-462-7179 $625 per month. Call 379-4952 for appoint-
11-9-26-2 .ment. 11-6-4-2
Leasing Luxury 1/1 for Spring!
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 11-13-20-2
Room in Great House + more rooms in Dec.
1BR in 4BR/3BA house w/yard. $300/mo
2406 NW47th 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/1.5BAtownhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 11-22-15-2
BIVENS ARM SOUTH
3BR/2BA, 1787 sq ft over-looking pool with
lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108
1BR/1BA in historic home. Quiet & peaceful.
Amazing location. Only blocks to downtown.
304 NE 6th St. $460. Avail Jan 1st. 379-4952
SPACIOUS 1BR APT
Ceiling fans, large yard, quiet. $460/mo. Incl
Water & sewer. No dogs. 1st; last, sec. 378-
2BR house, ceramic tile throughout, cent
A/H, enclosed patio, avail now. $650
edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
j 3 l Subleases
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 UF! 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 1st Avenue. Please drive by
first. Call Merrill Management Inc.
1 BR 1 BA Duplex in Duckpond Area
$350/mo 812 NE 8th Avenue
Call Merrill Managment Inc.
1 BR 1 BAApt near Sams Club
Terrazo Floors. Window A/C.
Nat Gas ht. $400/mo
2901 NW 14th Street (Off NW 31st Ave)
Call Merrill Managment Inc
LARGE ROOM IN NW HOME $400 in-
cludes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer grad
student/profs, mature, male, non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 11/1 flexible. Call Scott 335-
Spacious 4BR/2BA house. Avail immediately.
Nice neighborhood. Bike to UF. Fenced
backyard. All new appliances. Wood floors.
$1275/mo. Call 727-808-2388 11-13-5-2
1BR/1BA for rent immediatley. Nice neigh-
borhood. Bike to UF. Perfect for Grad
student. $425/mo W/D, water included. 727-
COLLEGE PARK APT
Private, spacious 1/1 avail Jan. <5 min walk
to UF campus. Utilities incl. $689/mo. Pets
ok. Call 813-695-2459 11-30-16-2
2BR/2BA apt. Avail Jan 1st. Newly renovat-
ed. Close to campus on #13 bus rte. $799/
mo. 352-327-1697 or email email@example.com.
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
1 BR/1 BA 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. 11-8-9-3
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/BAl New carpet & furn.
Internet all amenities bus pckup inside com-
plex. Nice place! $499/Mo call 904-259-1794
1BR/1BA IN 4BR/4BA for male. Available
now til Aug '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-
a | Roommates
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at MELROSE
APTS. Close to UF on great bus rte. W/D,
util, cable, interest included. Furnished.-
TinaMari@ufl.edu. 305-546-0218 11-9-7-3
1 BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 11-15-10-3
SUBLEASE 1 BR/1 BA STUDIO APT
$499/mo. Walk to class. Spring & Summer.
SUBLEASE AVAILABLE for female. Jan-Aug
2007, 1BR/1BA in a 2/2. The Laurels. Rent:
$465 + electricity. Call me at 954-562-8091
or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 11-7-4-3
College Manor. Right across 13th from UF
campus! $499/mo. Incl all utilities. Call 931-
260-5618. Avail Jan. 11-28-15-3
SUBLEASE @ SUNBAY
Very clean 1BR apt. Quiet complex. Lease
ends July of 2007. $485/mo. Call Jason @
$310 a month for 1 bedroom in a 4/2 in uni-
versity commons, male preferred. Close to
UF. Contact Travis 321-987-8881 11-9-5-3
MASTER BEDROOM in 3/3. Great loca-
tion near Shands in Oxford Manor. Utilities
included & furnished. Available for spring
semester. 305-323-8198 11-13-5-3
1/1 in 2/2 apt in Greenwich Green. $440 +
low utils. On 2 bus lines to campus. Walk-in
closet, wi/fi. Partially furnished. 315-857-
7814, email@example.com. 11-20-10-3
CAMPUS CLUB SUBLEASE. Poolside bldg.
Utilitesl/HBO/internet included. Laid back
roommates. $380/mo in 4/3 shared. Avail
Dec 20-Aug '07. Call Kelly @ 786-298-7214
Sublease at Lexington Crossing
Move in Now 1BR/1BA in 2/2.
$520 mo Dec/06 thru July/07. All
utils incl November paid. 284-6780 11-20-
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
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
SGreat 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 11-9-15-4
Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfur. $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
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
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-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 20060 ALLIGATOR, 11
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 610-3.31-6478 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 & refs req'd.
Avail 11/16. 384-0111 or 692-4448 11-8-5-4
I) aI Roommates
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-
MASTER BEDROOM available in a 2BR/
2BA for one female roommate. $400/mo +
util. Available ASAP. Located at Brandywine
on Archer Rd. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
2BR/2BA at the POLOS. $420 + util. 3 pools,
24 hr gym. Free tanning. Call now Danielle
352-727-8590. Available immediately 11-
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gay couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly.
$370/.mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-
DOWNTOWN ROOM FOR RENT
$350/mo includes everything, cable, in-
ternet, utilities. 4 blocks from Hippodrome.
No deposit. Roommate needed ASAP. Call
Natasha @ 352-484-8855 11-13-5-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $450 954-557-
3BR/2BA HOUSE, NW area. Male need-
ing roommate ASAP. $500/mo includes
everything. No contract month-tb-month
basis. Call 352-514-7514 or 352-367-2997
Available from Commercial News Providers"
) Ill Roommates
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
for room in Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent
around $530/mo. Call 727-501-2554 11-
aII 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.
5'qk.- akv- j-
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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
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
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhome. Close to
SUF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
*g Realty. 352-281-3551 11-20-65-5
S 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
7 .. 1 7
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 from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
a l 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.
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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % 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 Murane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
000095 MIN TO UF9OSOS
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com
Beautiful remodeled 2BR/1.5BA condo. New
floors, AC, Appliances. An Absolute Steal
and Close to all Hot Spots. Asking $130,000.
Call Trevis at 219-4919 11-7-10-5
Take over mortgage pmts. Arradondo Farms.
Free Sears mower, BBQ grill, new AC sys,
new fridge, like new stove. Home is in overall
impecable cond. $1600 cash + doc & title fee.
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
Comer 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
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
0 1 Furnishings
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
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'iable.
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.
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12, ALLIGATOR 0 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2006
*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 riat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights; cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets'
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, *full size BED $50,
*VCR $30, *STEREO really nice $50,
*portable SEWING MACHINE $40 Large
dorm fridge $50. Call 335-5326 11-9-10-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
A 1orA+ mput.e- 1,EE
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Care Free Computers
We can handle it all!
Courteous, fast, and cheap
Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
Repair & Upgrade
Discount on Labor
Free Pickup & Delivery
5 l Electronics
VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
l For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR-121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplusl
il1 For Sale
... .. -
Free-standing. Black with glass doors,
red hood and chimney. Good looking with
blowing fan & thermosat. New cost installed
$3000. Sell used $700. 378-2016 11-9-5-10
MK Motorcycles, Mopeds)
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in- town! Pickups-
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
YAMAHA SPORT BIKE YZF 600R
2005 Adult owned & maintained. All stock
& original. Never dropped or abused. Silver/
black. Helmet included. Excellent condition.
Must sell. Only $4500. Call 262-4673 11-
1981 VESPA SPORT 100
Runs & looks great. $1300Lake City. Please
call 386-397-3864 11-7-3-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellSTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4WD- 60 04
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up,
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Mercedes 300c $2999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
92 Honda Accord EX $1999 12-6-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
91 Geo Metro $1499 352-338-1999
87 Volvo Sedan $2999
90 Audi Sedan $2999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999 12-6-72-12
SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"The significant problems we face today
cannot be solved at the same level of
thinking we were at when we created them."
SADIE DARNELL 4 SHERIFF
"It is high time that the ideal of success
should be replace by the ideal of service."
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
NO PROBLEM. We finance & put you in
the car you want. Come to Gatormax at
12526 SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call
us at 352-495-9500 12-6-36-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
O** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
FREE REMOVAL OF
Call 317-2282 or 339-5014 11-20-15-12
99 MERCEDES ML 320 SUV
Silver, well-maintained, 69k miles. Nice ride!
$13,000. Call 375-7545 can leave mes-
1992 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
2 seater, cold A/C, CD w/remote, 5 speed,
alarm system, great mpg, sporty, bright
yellow. Excellent condition. Moving, $4200/
OBO. Call 904-631-0473 11-17-10-12
1987 MERCEDES BENZ 300D Turbo, die-
sel, red, PW, PS, PL, PB, 4dr, auto, sunroof,
1 piece lights and many extras. $2000/OBO.
Call Alex 352-514-7967 11-13-5-12
1996 DARK GREEN HONDA ACCORD w/
sunroof, CD player, and new tires; runs well.
137k miles. $3500/OBO. Leave message for
Megan at 352-514 5590. 11-13-5-12
1994 RED PONTIAC GRAND PRIX $2600.
Well-maintained, 130k miles. New tires,
cruise control. Please call 352-258-5853
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 11-13-
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
WANT TO BUY
Pre1980 COMICS & BASEBALL CARDS
GATOR & SPORTS MEMORABILIA
Pre1975 GATOR FOOTBALL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PLAYER RINGS
*c Help Wanted 1
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers.ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.iapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
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$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Available from Commercial News Providers"
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 13
1 .Help Wanted
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 -15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Rl Help Wanted
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
*** SOCCER COACHESOOO
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Available from Commercial News Providers"
1 M l Help Wanted 21 Help Wanted
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW13th St. 11-30-40-14
Now hiring, part time & full time crew & man-
agers. Apply in person @ 3400 SW 34th St.
eseSUBWAY OAKS MALLe**
Happy, energetic, fast, reliable, honest
people. No hot greasy fries No grease
traps. Call 305-773-3592 11-9-21-14
PERFECT PT JOB
Evening sales rep, no exp. necessary.
$7-10/hr gtd. paid training, paid weekly,
Flexible schedule 352-377-2573
Tuition and books cost you an arm & a leg?
Can't afford to put gas in your car?
WE'VE GOT THE ANSWER TO YOUR
Part time and full time telephone sales posi-
tions available immediately! Positions pay
hourly wages PLUS commission. Flexible
day and night time hours available.
Send resume to
Find more information at
www.TutorGator.com Now registering tu-
tors. No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. UF, Santa Fe courses and others.
Offer review sessions, salsa dancing, etc.
Respond to course requests online.
now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person.
7038 NW 10th PI anytime after 2pm..11-
Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,
come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building,
call 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
llocey/smokers.mht for more info.
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645 11-17-21-14
Near ewhystreay wantolrsbe
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Now accepting applications
Apply at Italian Gator Pizza
1728AW. University Ave. 11-17.
I I I
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp hepful 352-339-4600 11-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
00* Send resume to email@example.com ***
PT Weekends customer service.
Come & fill out an application
University Air Center, General Aviation
4701 NE 40th Terr. 335-4681 11-6-10-14
SIGN COMPANY SEEKING FT
PRODUCTION & INSTALLATION
POSITION. CARPENTRY SKILLS A PLUS.
FT Positions Available. Admin Asstl
Customer Svc Reps. Must Be Focused,
Reliable & Driven for Success. Send
TGI FRIDAYS now hiring ALL POSITIONS
Apply in person 3598 SW Archer Rd. Mon
thru Thurs btw 2 & 4pm or anytime online
at: Fridays.com. Holiday availability required.
Two positions available for Dynamic
Christian Organization. This is a great
opportunity for the right person!
1) COMPUTER DATABASE EXPERT for
data base entry and mailings and
2) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
MUST HAVE STRONG REFERENCES.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Software/hardware support specialist
Small medical software company in need of
a full time person to handle phone/ e-mail
support for our customers. Strong computer
skills required, hardware/network knowledge
is a plus. See details at (CORRECTED
EMAIL ADDRESS) www.medianerds.com
Sandy's Consignment Boutique. Call 372-
Earn $1000's Monthly on your own time.
Find FREE money for school.
COOK NEEDED M-F 6:30AM-3:30PM
Working at Kindercare. Clean background
required and cooking experience desired.
Great pay and benefits 336-1700 11-8-
PT CARPET TECHNICIAN
Evenings only. Call 378-6003 11-8-10-14
SEARS OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE 12-
Finance co. seeks FTAdmin Asst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
THE MELTING POT
Now hiring DISHWASHERS for full or part
time work, evenings & weekends. Pay starts
at $7/hr + tips. Inquire Mon-Th from 1-4pm at
back door. 352-372-5623 11-9-10-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in
person M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St.
IT position. Required exp with HTML,
Exp with 1 or more of the following
technologies recommended: ASP 3.0
(wVBScript), ASP.Net, Microsoft SQL
Server, CSS programming/layout, PERL,
IIS Administration. Exp with networking and
PC maintenance a plus. $12/hr to start. Call
352-224-1857 between 1 & 3, M-F. Also ac-
cept resumes via fax 352-377-0488 or email
at email@example.com with IT in subject.
121 Help Wanted
PAID CALENDAR MODELS!!!
Need 12 girls with hot rock and roll look
for professional bikini/lingere shoot in Dec.
Make easy cash and advance your career!
email firstname.lastname@example.org NOW!
Gainesville Computer Solutions
exp. computer tech needed for professional
environment. Students encouraged. Fax
Gainesville Computer Solutions
Experienced bookkeeper PT. Financial and
accounting students encouraged. Fax 352-
PESI Mech engineering intern
PT position available. Students encouraged.
Must have exp in SolidWorks or ProE. Fax
Local healthcare management firm with
national client base seeks experienced
general ledger accountant to serve clientele.
CSA experience helpful. Fast paced environ-
ment. Send resume to: DM Accountant, P.O.
Box 23590, Knoxville, TN 37933, fax 865-
531-0722 or email email@example.com.
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
Flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errands
& minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear mes-
sage 373-1690 11-6-5-14
Wanted Undergrad to assist professor in
admin/office tasks. 10-20 hrs/week, flex-
Sible. Organization/Comm skills needed.
Computer skills helpful. Email resume to
Position: Personal Care Assistant
Gainesville family needs caring, respon-
sible caregiver to work w/special needs
daughter after school & evenings. Duties
include assistance with activities of daily
living. Excellent pay. Email resume to
Professional, Customer Service-Oriented
& Tech-Savvy Part-time team members.
Attention to detail & multi-tasking a must.
Retail experience preferred but not a must.
Apply in person. AIM Mail Center, 12921 SW
1st Road, Suite 107, Jonesville. 11-6-4-14
FT/PT IN SALES
GATORFEVER Archer Rd.
692-4472 OR 692-5597 11-30-19-14
Nutrition/Eating Disorder Outreach Student
Assistant needed for public speaking & event
planning 15 hrs/wk. Apply by 11/13, rm.
302, Student Health Care Center. Call 392-
1161 x4281 to request application via e-mail
CATERING/DRIVER positions available
with Gainesville's best catering company.
All shifts & flexible hours for enthusiastic
people who want a fun job loaded with op-
portunity and variety. Apply at 904 N Main St.
Tutors needed for the No Child Left Behind
Program after school. Hourly rate from $15
to $25 commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Suitable candidates will have
completed 60 college credits or more. Email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hring exp. servers, cook, & pizza mak-
ers. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St across
from the YMCA. Thank you! 11-7-5-14
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
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14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2006
Ell Help Wanted
WORK WITH SANTA
Photographers, cashiers, helpers wanted at
Santa Photo Set (Oaks Mall). Call 305-310-
6259 or 800-285-6783 11-8-5-14
PT FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
for busy-doctor's office. Mornings, Mon thru
Fri, 8am to 1pm. Fax resume to 352-377-
Don't deliver pizzas. Earn good money with
a job that you can do from almost anywhere.
Also, FREE $50 gift cards, grant-finding re-
sources, and more. 12-4-20-14
Delivery Driver, Sushi Rollers, Cashiers. IMPORT
Great pay, discounts on sushi, flexible hours. Mazda.
Apply in person: 808 W. University Ave. 11- prices,
16-10-14 prces, n
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED
for 2 boys w/Down Syndrome. Weekend
shifts 7a-1p or 1-7p. ASL helpful. $8-10/hr.
*RUSSELL GRACE IMAGES
Seeks sales personnel to staff kioske @
Oaks Mall. Inquire: email@example.com 11-
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Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
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openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
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SRestaurant Help Wanted
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement commu-
nity. No experience necessary; willing to train
those with the right attitude and commitment
to providing excellent customer service.
Flexible schedules offered and guaranteed
hourly rate of pay. Must be able to work vari-
ous shifts. Onsite Interviews (M-F 9 am 11
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Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Jobline: 352-548-1180 11-16-10-14
OFFICE HELP No exp, flex hrs, $6.50/hr.
Misc office work. Should be computer savvy,
hands on, net search, learn new software,
typing, Word/Excel. Indicate class stand-
ing & why you need this job. Fax 375-4591
HIRING! FT/PT Positions! $2500/week.
Details at: http://kamasutral.smptrms.hop.c
Behto Cafe Now Hiring!
Sushi chefs & front staff for both locations.
Apply: Royal Park Theatre location. Exp pref
BEST JOB EVER! Exec asst needed ASAP
for Gville company. Good exp for Marketing/
PR/Adv majors. 15-20 hrs/wk, flexible to
your schedule. Must have reliable car, cell
& computer. MS Office & Research skills a
plus.-qnly those in Gville for next year need
apply. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1j1 Help Wanted
RECEPTIONIST for busy law firm. Must be
organized, motivated, and outgoing, with
reliable transportation. Exp preferred. 4-5
AM ares per day/M-F. Please fax resume to
Reqs, C++, PHP, MySQL, ActionScript and
a BS or equivalent exp. Email resume to
email@example.com. Visit www.c-arts.com/jobs
for more info. 11-20-10-14
ALPHA OMICRON PI
needs a few good workers for busers posi-
tions. Great food! Call 378-9032 to make an
appointment to apply. 11-9-4-14
AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
quality craftsmanship, reasonable
ear UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
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By RACHEL ROBINS
There's another top dog in the
After clinching the regular-sea-
son SEC Championship, the No.
16 UF soccer team (13-5-4) lost in
the final of the SEC Tournament on
Sunday to Kentucky 2-1. With the
win, Kentucky gets an automatic
bid in the NCAA Tournament.
"I think it was a good tourna-
ment," said tri-captain Shelley Lyle.
"Unfortunately, the loss was really
disappointing. I think we are all re-
ally upset, and we are just looking
forward to the NCAA Tournament.
We know how it feels to lose now,
and we don't want to lose ever
/*'.'v,' scored first on
i\r ,. an 8-yard goal
by Megan Jones.
As part of her
"''i gave the Gators
her own version
Lyle of the chomp.
the first half, midfielder Ameera
Abdullah drew a foul under double
coverage. As a result, using the de-
termination she has had all season,
Stacy Bishop converted on a 20Wyard
free kick to tie the game 1-1.
It seemed luck had sided with
the Gators until Jones scored her
second goal of the game.
UF goalie Brittni Goodwin had
direct vision of the ball until it de-
flected off her teammate Lauren
Hyde. Goodwin was in no position
to handle the ball's new angle, and
it found the open net to give the
Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
"We got good play out of a lot
of people, and I think we were
playing well as a team," UF coach
Becky Burleigh said. "We outplayed
them, but you have to win on the
UF failed to take advantage
of several key opportunities. The
Gators had 27 shots on goal, but
only Bishop's free kick was able to
get past Kentucky goalkeeper Anne
Ogundele. Ogundele was named
the tournament's most valuable
"We had many opportunities,
and we just couldn't put it in the
back of the net," Lyle said. "That
was really frustrating. We all knew
we were dominating, but we just
couldn't find the back of the net?'
Those missed chances were
enough for the Wildcats to take the
SEC title away from the Gators.
"Some of our shots were too far
away," Burleigh said. "We outshot
them by loads, but some of them
were not patient shots. We did have
some other good opportunities, but
their keeper just made some ,great
16 ERNST & YOUNG UP
16, AILIGATORi UiMONDAV, NOVEMBER 6,2006
Noah regains starting spot
* THE GATORS DEFEATED BARRY
83-47 ON SUNDAY.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Unlike its lackadaisical effort against
Northwood on Thursday night, the UF
men's basketball team showed some
spark in its second exhibition game
"I thought there was a level of walk-
ing out there, that we didn't have that
edge about us (against Northwood)," UF
'coach Billy Donovan said. "I think I used
the word 'disinterested.' I thought we
came out really focused (today)."
Junior forward Joakim Noah regained
his starting position in UF's 83-47 victory
against Barry after coming off the bench
against Northwood for what Donovan
said were academic reasons.
. After the game, Noah revealed that
he was 15 minutes late to his 11:45 a.m.
African Studies course last Thursday,
and Donovan was originally going to
send the junior to an academic center
during the game to study.
"I wasn't even going to be able to
watch the game," Noah said. "And then
the academic adviser was like, 'It's OK,
Coach. Calm down. He was only late
for class.' It shows there's no playing
around on this Gator team. I'll never be
late to class again. I don't know about
being early, but I won't be late."
-While Donqvan said he may have
overreacted to the situation, he is ada-
mant about his players showing up for
"He would never walk in 20 minutes
late to a game or 20 minutes late to my
practice, and I feel the same way about
class," Donovan said. "He's one of our
leaders, and he sets the example for the
Noah fit that role Sunday when he
scored a team-high
18 points against the
Four other Gators
Basketball players scored in dou-
ble digits, and the team
combined for 48.1 percent shooting and
Junior forward Al Horford produced
a double-double performance (13 points,
11 rebounds), and both junior guard
Taurean Green and senior guard Lee
Humphrey tallied 10 points.
After a shaky start from beyond the
arc in the first half, freshman Dan Werner
connected on three three-pointers and
added two steals and two rebounds.
While UF did improve its three-point
shooting from 16.7 percent Thursday
night to 31.8 percent, Sunday Donovan
said he is still concerned about the
UF committed 17 turnovers against
Barry and took some quick shots without
working on its inside-outside game.
. The Gators also have to polish their
game mentality and maintain focus
against the five unranked teams they
will play the next few weeks.
"Even though we are playing teams
we are better than, we have to play with
the same intensity every night," Noah
said. "We cannot just pick and choose."
Gators look to avoid letdown as
injuries mount on offense
FOLLOW, from page 20
downed Vanderbilt 25-19. The Gators
officially won their division when LSU
defeated Tennessee 28-24. For Meyer,
this accomplishment has somewhat
validated his brief UF coaching career.
Now, he is turning his attention to the
"What's our ammo this week? Is it
making a run for a national champion-
ship?" Meyer said. "I don't think we
played like a national championship
team, but I don't know if Ohio State or
Michigan did either."
UF must continue convincing the
BCS that it is the best of all the one-
loss teams. And Meyer has begun do-
ing just that.
"I have an opinion, but I have to
be careful what I say," he said. "A
team making it through the SEC with
one loss is as good as any team in the
But the Gators have plenty of issues
to deal with as they eye Saturday's
South Carolina game. Meyer is some-
how worried that UF might suffer a
letdown against the Gamecocks.
"Common sense says there won't
be a letdown, but how many people
live by common sense? Not a whole
lot," Meyer said.
"Common sense says there
won't be a letdown, but how
many people live by common
sense? Not a whole lot."
UF football coach
The Gators are hurting. Meyer said
eight to nine players will be wearing
boots as they attempt to recover from
injuries in time for Steve Spurrier's
return to the Swamp.
UF's offensive line has been hit par-
Saturday, the Gators sustained
injuries to linemen Steve Rissler (left
knee), Jim Tartt (ankle) and Drew
Miller (ankle). In addition to the three,
returned Brandon James and receivers
Percy Harvin and Andre Caldwell will
also wear boots.
Then there's the offense.
Sunday, Meyer called the recent
play of starting quarterback Chris
Leak "very average." Leak completed
18 of 25 passes against Vanderbilt, but
was also intercepted three times.
"I made mistakes, but there's a lot
of good you can take from this game,"
Leak said Saturday. "We wanted to
stretch the field, and we took advan-
tage of (Vanderbilt)."
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Caldwell: We should have scored 40
FOOT, from page 1
opportunity to play in it."
Just as UF's plane touched
down in Gainesville on Saturday
evening, players found out a shot at
redemption was theirs. The Gators
heard how LSU's JaMarcus Russell
found Early Doucet for a late 4-
yard touchdown that eliminated
Tennessee from the conference title
race. Meyer described the sudden
release of pent-up energy as "pan-
"That hasn't happened in a
while around here," receiver Andre
Caldwell said. "To accomplish
something like this is huge for UF
So much for the Spurrier show-
down. Had Tennessee pulled out a
win against LSU, the Gators would
have had to go through the man that
was UF football for a bid to Atlanta.
Considering how sloppily
the Gators have played, Spurrier
might still pull off the upset. It just
wouldn't mean as much.
Saturday, UF won its second con-
secutive game. Not that the Gators
looked good doing so.
Offensively, UF continued sput-
tering like a vintage Pinto. At least
the Gators didn't implode.
"Are we playing all the time like
a championship team? No," Meyer
said. "Championship teams take a
big swing at you in the third and
fourth quarters and
knock you down.
We're not doing
Football Once again led by
Foot lits defense and spe-
cial teams, UF did just
enough to claim the victory.
The Gators blocked two punts
- one by cornerback Ryan Smith.
He later intercepted Chris Nickson
for his sixth pick of the season. Yet
Smith's most telling comments had
nothing to do with his play or that of
the defense and special teams.
"There's no reason why this
one should have been this cose,"
That was because UF continued
fielding an offense that looks prolific
one play and anemic the next.
Leak completed 18 of 25 passes
for one touchdown, but threw three
interceptions as well. He also habit-
ually lofted deep passes that could
have resulted in substantial gains.
"Twenty-something points is not
good enough," saidAndre Caldwell,
who recorded eight receptions for 68
yards. "We look to put up 40 points.
We were out to make a statement, to
show everybody we are one of the
top teams out there. This isn't good
Even worse, Meyer said UF's
defense usually staunch and tire-
less was fatigued- at the end of
the game. After two fourth-quarter
touchdowns, Vanderbilt was one
recovered onside kick away from
possibly winning the game.
"I felt our defense started giving
in a little bit at the end," Meyer said.
"That was.very alarming."
UF receiver Dallas Baker re-
covered the critical onside kick. By
this point, he had already reeled in
seven receptions for 135 yards and
"Dallas played great and that's a
weapon," Meyer said. "Our receiv-
ers are our best players right now."
Gators reshuffle D-line
THOMAS, from page 20
keep on going through with it. I violated that, and they had to
However, Thomas does not exactly have a reputation for be-
ing honest. After failing his first drug test and missing the sea-
son opener against Southern Miss, he had this to say in terms of
an explanation: "They wanted to see Clint (McMillan) and ev-
erybody do their thing for the first game. It was just something
they had to do. They wanted to see the young guys play."
After the Vanderbilt game, Meyer was understandably
cagey when discussing the issue. Just one week ago, the coach
made Thomas a captain for the Georgia game..Six days later,
he was off the team. UF players said they learned about the
When he was on the field this season, Thomas was a force,
piling up 26 total tackles and four sacks. His departure creates
a gaping hole in the middle of UF's defensive line that must
-be plugged by several players. Ray McDonald has slid inside,
allowing Derrick Harvey to start, and true freshman Brandon
Antwine will see increased time at defensive tackle.
"We need to get more out of our other inside guys," Gators
co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said. "Our other in-
side guys Clint, Joe (Cohen) and Steve they kind of go
unnoticed in there. If they're pushing the pocket, you'll see
Jarvis (Moss) and Derrick making sacks."
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Baker is back. After 3 four-garne
disappearing act, Ba-er once again
emerged as LIF's top plauma-er, tal.ing a
commanding lead inr ne overall S~ amp
Studs standings. The senior gasned
Vanderbilt's defense, appearing almost
unsticppable at inmes. Besides re-
emergence as quarterback Chrns Leal-"' go-
to-guy, Baker also clinched the u% I or: for
LIF by recovering v'anderilt's orside Ili-
What didn't Ran Smith do or Saturday'
No defensive player was rncie influential in
UF's victory than Smith His OlOCved puiun
handed the Gaiors tie ball on varndy's 6-
yard line to begin the game, and re came
up with an interception and a team-leading
11 tackles. Smith seems to impro\e etei
week. and he is establishing himself as a
playmaker in the defensive aci.fielld.
Witr defensive tackle Marcus Thomas
dismissed from the team. the Gaois neecl
Jarvis Moss to step up. and he came
through vitn a solid performance against
Vanderbilt. Moss seemed to get more
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Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F | Gators
Florida 8 7 10 0 25 Rushing NO Gain Loss Net TD LG AVG
Vanderbilt 6 0 0 13 19 Wynn, D. 15 64 0 64 0 22 4.3
Tebow,T. 6 40 2 38 0 25 6.3
S-,-ir ., summary Caldwell,A. 1 7 0 7 0 7 7.0
First quarter Leak, C. 9 17 35 -18 2 7 -2.0
12:21 UF- Leak, C. 4 yd run (Casey, T. pass) Totals 33 128 40 88 2 25 2.7
06:17 VU- C. Jackson-Garr 13 yd. run
Second quarter Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
12:04 UF- Baker, D. 14 yd pass from Leak, C. (Hetland, Leak, C. 25-18 237 1 3
C. kick) Tebow, T. 3-1 5 0 0
Third quarter Totals 28-19 242 1 3
08:12 UF- Leak, C. 4 yd run (Hetland, C. kick)
00:16 UF- Hetland, C. 29 yd field goal Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Fourth quarter Caldwell,A. 8 68 0 14
11:33 VU -Smith, G. 10 yd pass from Nickson, C. Baker, D. 7 135 1 29
02:30 VU Bennett, E. 31 yd pass from Nickson, C. Cornelius, J. 2 24 0 19
Harvin, P 1 8 0 8
Tookes, K. 1 7 0 7
Team statistics Totals 19 242 1 29
First downs 18 19 Punting NO YDS AVG LG
Rushing attempts 33 23 Wilbur, E. 6 253 42.2 48
Net yards rushing 88 93
Passing yards 242 298 Field Goal Attempts Qtr. Distance Result
Total offensive yards 330 391 Hetland, C. 3rd 29 Good
Fumbles: Number-lost 2-0 1-0
Penalties: Number-yards 6-53 3-33
Possession time 31:55 28:05 Rushing NO Gain Loss Net TD LG AVG
Jackson-Garrll 48 5 43 1 13 3.9
Hawkins,J. 1 35 -0 35 0 35 35.0
y .,.,r r, fd. a Nickson, C. 11 37 22 15 0 12 1.4
Qarterb s Totals 23 120 27 93 1 35 4.0
Running backs B Passing Att-Comp YDS TD INT
Receivers A Nickson, C.44-27 298 2 1
Offensive line + Totals 44-27 298 2 1
Defensive line B
Defensive line Receiving NO YDS TD LG
Linebackers C Bennettt, E. 13 157 1 36
Secondary C- Smith, G. 5 42 1 10
Special teams A4- White, M. 3 31 0 15
Coaching C Jackson-Garr 3 28 0 15
Walker, S. 2 39 0 37
Washington, A 1 1 0 1
Quota e Totals 27 298 2 37
"In order to be ranked highly in the polls we Punting NO YDS AVG LG
have to win some of these games convinc- pson, B. 5 206 41.2 50
ingly" Field Goal Attempts Qtr. Distance Result
UF Cornerback Ryan Smith Hahnfeldt, B. 3rd 47 Missed
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6,2006 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Baker back in receiving groove
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Dallas Baker re-
emerged against Vanderbilt as the playmaking
wide receiver that UF's offense relied so heavily
on early this season.
The senior wideout supplied a downfield
passing option that had been absent the past
four games, catching seven passes for 135 yards
and one touchdown last Saturday against the
"When Dallas is one-on-one it's pretty hard
not to look that way," UF quarterback Chris Leak
said. "He's a great route-runner and he under-
stands defenses. And whenever you have open
zones in his area, you have to be able to get him
UF had gone away from Baker throughout
the past four games, increasingly using receiv-
ers Percy Harvin and Andre Caldwell to run the
However, the Gators switched to four- and
five-receiver sets against Vanderbilt, making
Baker the featured offensive player.
"'I know I hadn't had 100 yards here and
there, but I've still been scoring about every
game," Baker said. "And we're winning anyway,
so I can't really complain."
Baker put the Gators ahead 15-6 in the second
quarter with a 14-yard touchdown catch from
Leak. The game marked the second-highest re-
ceiving total for Baker this season. He had not.
caught more than four passes since a Sept. 23
victory against Kentucky.
"It felt great to get the ball," Baker said.
"Make a couple plays and help my team walk
away with a win."
With the success of the passing game minus
Leak's three interceptions against Vanderbilt,
Coach Urban Meyer hinted that the trend might
"The way those receivers are playing right
now we have to get them the ball," Meyer
said. "Our receivers are our best players right
Receiver Andre Caldwell,
Baker's roommate and best
friend, also contributed eight
receptions for 68 yards.
The duo had been waiting
for a game like this for weeks.
"When we're both healthy,
we're unstoppable,' Caldwell
said. "We're the best two players on the field."
Baker's biggest play of the game may have
come on special teams. After Vanderbilt closed
the gap to 25-19 with 2:30 left, the Commodores
lined up for an onside kick. The hard kick
bounced off safety Tony Joiner and Baker recov-
ered the ball, all but sealing UF's win.
"I was just thinking," Baker said of the onside
recovery, "we got a victory. It's time to just run
out the clock and get back to Gainesville and
Baker can also celebrate the first time in his
four years at UF that the Gators are 8-1.
OUT LOUD, from page 20
that turned out to be Tim Tebow's
Saturday, with the Gatorsneed-
ing a statement against Vanderbilt
to secure their .standing in the
Bowl Championship Series, Leak
was flat-out outperformed by
Commodores sophomore Chris
Despite not having the same
caliber of talent around him,
Nickson easily outplayed his
counterpart on the stat sheet and
in intangible factors.
And let's face it: UF's defense is
a little stronger than Vanderbilt's.
Nickson put up 298 passing
yards to Leak's 237, two passing
touchdowns to Leak's one and
one interception to Leak's three.
One of Leak's interceptions
. came on a play when he threw
into quadruple coverage.
On another, he horribly under-
threw a wide-open Dallas Baker
on what should have been a big
play for UF.
Yes, I am the same guy who
criticized fans for booing Leak
earlier this season. And I am not
retracting what I said earlier.
Gators fans should absolutely not
boo their starting quarterback:
But they should realize that he
is far from a Heisman candidate;
it is laughable that Chris Leak and
Heisman were ever mumbled in
the same breath.
On Sunday, Meyer described
Leak's play this season as "very
"He is going to have to play
much better for us to achieve any
other goals," Meyer said.
Whether you like Leak or not,
the Gators are only going to go as
far as Leak can take them this sea- r
son. Tebow, while having loads
of talent and potential, is going
to spend a lot more time on the
sidelines than on the field, and
he seems to be getting less and
less playing time as the season
UF will not win a national
championship or even an SEC
Championship if Leak does not
play smarter and with compo-
And he won't have much
A 6-point win against
Vanderbilt is embarrassing.
But with UF's slim national-
title hopes still hanging in the
balance, a loss at home to Steve
Spurrier and South Carolina on
.Saturday would hurt a hell of a
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2006
Meyer finally ready to talk BCS
* UF IS STILL NO. 4 AFTER
CLINCHING THE SEC EAST.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The non-
sense has ended.
Now that the Gators (8-1,- 6-1
Southeastern Conference) have
clinched the East Division and a trip
to the conference title game, UF can
focus on positioning itself for a shot at
the national championship.
"I don't think we played like a
national championship team,
but I don't know if Ohio State
or Michigan did either."
UF football coach .
After referring to Bowl
Championship Series talk as "Florida
Nonsense" all season, Coach Urban
Meyer- has finally acknowledged the
Gators' position nationally. In the
latest BCS standings, No. 3 Louisville
has jumped UF, but the Gators have
remained-No. 4 as West Virginia
slipped to No. 10.
Niyer said his coaching staff
would meet to decide whether to
make BCS contention a motivational
"We have undervalued that,"
Meyer said in a Sunday teleconfer-
ence. "You have to remember what
you are dealing with, and we're deal-
ing with 18- to 21-year-old people and
there has to be a theme.".
UF wrapped up part of its SEC
goals on Saturday when the Gators
SEE FOLLOW, PAGE 16
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Urban Meyer has finally addressed the Bowl Championship Series
as the Gators continue aiming at a possible national title.
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. With a 13-word
statement passed out during the third quarter
of UF's 25-19 win against Vanderbilt, Gators
coach Urban Meyer confirmed rumors that had
swirled through tailgating parties and Internet
message boards for much of Saturday.
Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas is no longer
Thomas had already been
suspended a total of three
-. games after twice testing
positive for marijuana. Now,
Thomas has been dismissed
after failing to meet the con-
ditions placed on him after
the second suspension.
"Marcus did not meet
Thomas his responsibilities and obli-
gations to remain on the team," the statement
Defensive tackle Steven Harris, one of the
closest players to Thomas, would not confirm if
drugs were involved in the expulsion, but he did
not deny so either.
"He's my best friend in the world, but some-
times things happen," Harris said. "When you
have a problem, you have to try to get help.
Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't."
Thomas told the Florida Times-Union that he
missed a mandatory drug-education class and
missed an imposed curfew.
"I violated the rules they set up for me to play
football," Thomas told the paper. "I just couldn't
SEE THOMAS, PAGE 16
UF's SEC, national title hopes hinge on Leak turnaround
W hen hris Leak talked
of getting to the
Championship game, I don't think
this is quite what he expected.
Instead of leading his team to its
greatest accomplishment since 2000,
the Gators seem to be winning in
spite of Leak these days.
In the past, Chris Leak's flaws
have been blamed on inexperience
(at fi?(t), a lack of talent around him,
changing offensive coordinators
and not fitting into Coach Urban
Meyer's spread offense.
But Leak is now in his fourth
year as a starter, on a team that is
loaded with playmakers, under the
same offensive coordinator from
the year before and in an offense
that has been scaled back in order to
cater to the quarterback.
So nine weeks into the season,
what happened to the Chris Leak
for Heisman campaign?
Why is a
Bryan Jones come by
Bryan Out Loud than a Chris
Leak consistently being outplayed
by opposing quarterbacks?
It's all mental.
Yes, he is playing behind a
banged-up offensive line that was
already mediocre. Yes, the Gators
have struggled to establish their
identity offensively. But I think it is
time-to admit that Leak just doesn't
have the poise that the great quarter-
Lately, I am not sure he has the
poise that good quarterbacks pos-
With the game on the line against
Auburn, Leak fumbled at the 6-yard
line. Later on, with the game still
hanging in the balance, Leak under-
threw receiver Andre Caldwell for a
game-clinching interception. After
the game, Caldwell said there was
no defender within 5 or 10 yards
Not since the Tennessee game
has Leak put together a strong
performance, and that was a game
SEE OUT LOUD, PAGE 19
S1915: The Gators are blanked by Georgia
39-0. UF finished the season 4-3 and did not
score any points in any of its losses.
1. UF 6-1
2. Tennessee 3-2
3. Kentucky 3-3
4. Georgia 3-4
5. South Carolina 3-4
6. Vanderbilt 1' 1-5
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Today's question: Who has been the most Percent (votes)
disappointing player on the UF football team? MSU 57% (203)
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.) Kentucky 25% (88)
Friday's question: Which team is the biggest Mississippi 13% (48)
Vanderbilt 5% (17)
pushover in the Southeastern Conference?
(See right for results.)
356 TOTAL VOTES