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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 54 .... .. .
POLLS OPEN TODAY
Campaigners garner last-minute support
By DOMINICK TAO
Even above the snarl of an
old Ford Bronco engine, Jon
Thompson's voice was loud and
dear as he shouted from the street
"All the way to 2007, all the way
to heaven! Chuck Chestnut for rep-
As Thompson shouted, he held a
sign in his right hand and pumped
it above his head, jabbing at a dim-
ming, overcast sky.
"It's 11th-hour luring up
Sadie Darnell campaign volunteer
He said he wanted drivers cross-
ing the intersection of Northwest
13th Street and 39th Avenue to no-
tice his sign supporting state House-
hopeful Chuck Chestnut.
It was about 5 p.m. on Monday,
and Thompson was performing
a pre-Election Day ritual that was
taking place on sidewalks and major
intersections across the city.
Campaign workers from state
and local races were trying to get
their candidates extra votes in
Thompson, a day laborer
Chestnut hired to hold signs, re-
vealed the trick he had been using
since 7 a.m. to get responses from
drivers stopped in front of him.
"You gotta get up dose and
personal. As dose as you can,"
Thompson said. "It's interesting to
see peoples' different reactions."
SEE VOTE, PAGE 10
Nicole Safker/ Alligator
Alachua County sheriff candidate Sadie Darnell stands with support-
ers at the corner of 43rd Street and 39th Avenue on Monday.
Minorities face obstacles to getting out vote
Jeremiah Wilson / Alligator
Lee Pinkoson and his son, Matt, stand at the corner of Northwest
34th Street and Northwest 16th Avenue on Monday evening, holding
signs and greeting commuters with waves.
By ALEX TIEGEN
Leaders of minority groups at
UF are struggling with different
obstacles as they work to make their
communities heard on Election Day.
It has become harder to mo-
tivate Hispanic voters since the
debate over immigration control at
the Southern border died down, a
Representatives from the gay
community fear their population is
too small to have a significant im-
pact at the polls.
A spokesman from the UF Asian-
American group said the values
of participant democracy have not
been emphasized in the homes of
And some black students shy
from the polls because they fear
In the wake of controversy
Jessica Klahr, president of the
Hispanic Student Association, said
she has had trouble mobilizing vot-
ers because the immigration debate
that riled Hispanics has died down.
"In the spring, when they were
doing all the heavy
2006 people definitely
felt more passion-
Klahr's group circulated e-mails
reminding members to register to
vote. Students who registered were
entered into raffles for prizes.
Small numbers, big activism
With a small population, the gay
population doesn't have enough
voters to make its voice heard,
said Phillip Harden, Pride Student
Union treasurer. So his organization
has been striving to educate the UF
population at large so gay students
can amplify their voice.
"It's important for everyone to
recognize that gay rights is a human
rights issue," he said.
Club members were asked to
inform other students of candidates'
stances on issues like same-sex mar-
riage and housing discrimination.
Unlike the leadership of the other
groups, Pride officials did not hold
registration drives. Such drives are
usually held in high-traffic areas
like Turlington Plaza, and students'
sexual orientations are not always
SEE MINORITIES, PAGE 9
UF faculty pepper the globe on Fulbright scholarships
* SEVEN UF FACULTY MEMBERS
WON THE INTERNATIONAL HONOR.
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
Seven UF faculty members will be
spread among three continents this aca-
demic year as they lecture and do research
* UF wide receiver
Nyan Boateng was
stabbed in his dorm
room on Sunday,
according to police.
was not seriously
injured, denied that
the stabbing took
See story, pg. 24.
with the Fulbright Scholar Program.
The program sends 800 American re-
searchers abroad each year to lecture and
conduct research in a variety of fields. It
also funds researchers visiting the United
States from other countries.
Five international faculty members
- from Senegal to Norway are teaching
at UF this year on Fulbright grants.
"The University of Florida is proud
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both to be the home for
these recipients and to be
the home of faculty who
attract awardees from
other countries," UF
Provost Janie Fouke said
in a-press release. "Our
Fouke students are the ultimate
winners, though, because
they have the opportunity to interact with
2 As one of UF's
nearly 1,400 UF
the age of 30, one
student said attend-
ing college has given
her the confidence to
tackle any task.
See story, pg. 9.
folks who are among the most accom-
plished in the world."
Maria Rogal, a UF art and art history
professor, is in Merida, Mexico, research-
ing and teaching a class about Mayan
rights and culture. She received the
Fulbright-Garcia Robles grant.
"I love the culture, which is a mix of
SEE FULBRIGHT, PAGE 10
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Artistic Reflections Today
Reitz Union Colonnade, 7:30
Women's Leadership Council
hosts an annual art contest,
themed "Cultural Ties: Women
Linked by Strength."
Educating the Net Generation
Reitz Union, 9 a.m. to 4p.m.
Faculty IT Showcase &
Symposium features keynote
speaker Susan Zvacek from the
SUniversity of Kansas.
Ask the Rabbi
Plaza of the Americas, 11 a.m.
Jewish Student Union hosts a
discussion about Jewish reli-
gion in today's society.
Darfur Awareness Assembly
Plaza of the Americas, 4 p.m.
Recurso sponsors a balloon dis-
play to show statistics about the
genocide in Darfur, Sudan.
UF president to propose
plan on tuition, academics
President Bernie Machen will
present a proposal for academic
enhancement and tuition that
would begin in the Fall of 2007.
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Union Auditorium at 7 p.m. The
Student Senate meeting will be-
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 3
Voters to decide eminent domain, budget planning
By GORDON VAN OWEN
Alligator Staff Writer
While candidates for local, state
and national political offices have
been campaigning for the past few
weeks, supporters of the six amend-
ments to the Florida Constitution
have also been canvassing local
streets in search of voter support.
This amendment will stream-
line the state budget process by
creating a Joint Legislative Budget
Commission to draft a document
that will combine the budget with
the state's revenue estimates for the
first time in state history
This would help state legislatures
plan a more realistic budget, taking
into account projected revenue com-
pared to state expenses.
A Government Efficiency Task
Force will also be appointed every
four years to provide a long-range
financial outlook for the state.
Amendment 1 also limits the
amount of nonrecurring general
revenue that may be appropriated
for recurring purposes to 3 percent
of the general revenue funds.
Currently, Florida's Constitution
is one of the easiest in the nation to
amend and requires only a simple
majoritytobe changed. Amendment
3 will change state laws to make the
process more difficult by raising the
proportion of voters necessary to 60
Amendment 4 is the only amend-
ment on the ballot not sponsored by
the state Legislature. It was added
by a citizen's initiative that gathered
-the number of signatures needed to
get the amendment on the ballot.
If the amendment is approved,
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education and prevention program.
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the current $1 million in advertis-
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For low-income, elderly hom-
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double the homestead exemption
from $25,000 to $50,000.
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counties and cities to increase this
property tax exemption by $25,000.
Low-income seniors are at least
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financial ramifications on the state
level, local governments could face
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If approved, Amendment 7 will
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older who were Florida residents at
the time they started their military
service to receive breaks on property
taxes equal to their disabilities, as
determined by the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs. The disability
must be combat-related, and the vet-
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land for economic development lies
with the courts. If voters approve
Amendment 8, private property tak-
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held by the government for at least
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private person or business.
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Legislature to make exceptions to
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UPD gives tips to women
By SHANNON WHITEHEAD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Student Government's Women's Affairs
Cabinet hosted a Rape Awareness and
Defense Seminar on Monday night in the
Reitz Union's Rion Ballroom.
The event was open to all UF women to
discuss campus rape issues with representa-
tives from the University Police Department
and other university organizations.
A recent study indicates that 15 percent
of female students will be victims of rape
and 11 percent will be victims of attempted
rape, according to the UPD Web site.
The seminar focused on. educating stu-
dents about rape and informing them of the
services available on campus.
"The most important thing about this
seminar is not just awareness, but offering
advice," said Drew Hennigan, Women's
Affairs Cabinet director.
It is a common myth that victims'are
raped by strangers or by people they don't
know very well, said Beth-Anne Blue, li-
censed psychologist. Actually, most victims
know their assailant, and more than half of
the attacks occur while on a date.
"The most important thing about
this seminar is not just aware-
ness, but offering advice."
Women's Affairs Cabinet director
Women were also encouraged to attend
the Rape Aggression Defense class of-
fered through UPD's Community Services
Students are taught the stances, blocking,
yelling and escape methods of self-defense
over the course of three consecutive days,
.Officer Jake Pruitt said. Learning these
techniques gives women the confidence and
means to fight back.
SFCC zoo up for grant
By LACEY SISK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Lions, tigers and bears should step
aside and consider themselves replaced
by bald eagles, sika deer and Galapagos
These local critters seem to be draw-
ing bigger crowds than normal at the
SFCC Teaching Zoo, or so Alachua
County officials hope.
The SFCC Teaching Zoo has recently
been named a finalist for the Bed Tax
Grant in Alachua County and could
earn an extra $5 million to help the zoo
The bed tax is a levy placed on hotel
stays and is often a way for local govern-
ments to earn revenue from tourists.
Jack Brown, the zoo's director, said
officials seem optimistic that the zoo
could attract tourists.
The Zoo Animal Technology pro-
gram, created in 1970, is the only zoo-
keeper training facility in the nation ac-
credited through the
a Fe Association of Zoos
a .. a and Aquariums.
boasts a graduate
placement rate of 90
Tarah Jacobs, a graduate of the pro-
gram and now the SFCC zoo education
specialist, said many local schools al-
ready frequent the zoo.
Zoo program students offer guided
tours every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Tours can be scheduled any day
UF emphasizes suicide prevention with new program
Suicide is third-leading cause of student death
By JOEY CHINDAMO
The UF Counseling Center has
created a program that will train
students, faculty and staff to help
depressed and suicidal people.-
Dr. Wayne Griffin, associate
director of the Counseling Center,
said the program is designed to
train "gatekeepers," or people like
resident advisers who interact with
other students regularly. Those
people will be taught to identify
warning signs and factors that could
lead to thoughts of suicide.
Griffin said the center began
thinking about a suicide prevention
program last Spring.
The Counseling Center has
been training the gatekeepers since
The Division of Student Affairs'
long-term interest is to "continue
training people to help persons who
may be hurting or sad or consider-
ing not wanting to
Student live," Griffin said.
ife The program utiliz-
es a curriculum called
QPR, which Griffin said stands for
question, persuade and refer. The
acronym is a way of introducing
people to what suicide is and how to
deal with it, Griffin said.
"One of the things the training
teaches is to be supportive of those
persons," Griffin said. "Not wanting
to live is not the problem. We want
to work with them to find a solution
to these problems so they don't hurt
SAccording to a press release,
suicide is the third-leading cause of
death among college students after
accidents and homicide.
The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit
organization whose mission is to
"reduce the suicide rate among col-
lege and university students," said
about 1,100 college students die by
suicide each year. The foundation
also reported that fewer than one in
five college students receive infor-
mation about suicide prevention.
Griffin said the program will last
three years, in which time it will be
assessed for effectiveness.
"If it is being successful, well
look at trying to extend it in some
way more formally beyond that,"
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Coffee shops take different actions on environment
Starbucks' recycling varies by area
Deja Brew sports corn-made cups
By ASHLEY FURROW
Alligator Contributing Writer
Walking through the double doors, Jared
Egol breathes in the fresh aroma of espresso
beans as he approaches the counter at Starbucks
to order his favorite drink.
As he sips on his drink, he hardly notices the
baristas throwing away milk jugs and tossing
newspapers into the trash cans.
"I don't think Starbucks is Captain Planet's
enemy or anything," said Egol, a creative writ-
ing senior at UF. "Starbucks is a very successful
company ... It's very hard to believe that they
wouldn't be environmentally friendly."
Of Starbucks' nine retail stores inGainesville,
only a few employ a recycling program. While
the company is committed to increasing recy-
cling, Starbucks must rely on its landlords to
put a high priority on the practice. However,
some of its stores are located in communities
like Gainesville, where commercial recycling
facilities are limited or unavailable.
"They try and give the appearance of being
environmentally friendly, but recycling is riot
strictly enforced," said Emily Keber, a UF stu-
dent and Starbucks employee.
Having served as a barista for more than
two years, she has worked at three different
locations in Gainesville, one of which tried to
implement a recycling program, she said.
Keber said that another employee brought in
separate bins and tried to recycle milk jugs, but
recycling pickup wasn't available. The worker
would drive out of his way to take-the milk jugs
to a recycling collection company, she said.
"I don't think Starbucks is Captain
Planet's enemy or anything."
"It just got too much for one person to
handle," Keber said.
Gainesville has a mandatory recycling or-
dinance in place stating that commercial com-
panies must recycle if more than 15 percent of
the company's waste is from office paper and
corrugated cardboard. Since most of Starbucks'
waste comes from milk jugs, Starbucks is not
required to participate.
Gainesville does not offer any recycling
pickup for commercial locations, but it does
provide a list of recycling collection companies
that will pick up recycled materials.
SBy WHITNEY SESSA
Alligator Contributing Writer
Deja Brew Cafe has found a way of
brewing up environmentally friendly
The cups that Deja Brew uses not only
help protect the earth, but come from it
themselves. They are made from corn.
These environmentally friendly cups are
made from NatureWorks PLA, a dear food-
packing resin made from field maize.
Hudson Harr, a UF finance senior, said
he's drank coffee there since it opened.
"I used to be a hard-core Starbucks
person," Harr said. "But considering the
environmental impact, I'm more inclined
now to buy something that can blend back
into the environment 100 percent."
NatureWorks PLA looks and feels like
plastic packaging and is durable enough to
protect food and retain freshness.
According to the NatureWorks LLC
Web site, NatureWorks PLA is created by
harvesting the starch stored in natural plant
sugars. The plant sugar is then fermented
into lactic acid, which is used to create a
dear plastic that can be shaped into a va-
riety of bottles, containers, trays, film and
Mary Rosenthal, a NatureWorks spokes-
woman, said the energy used to create PLA
is lower than the energy required for manu-
facturing plastics. The PLA manufacturing
process produces no carbon dioxide emis-
sions, she said, making it a greenhouse-gas
The product, Rosenthal said, is unique
because it is made from maize, which is an-
,:, .a. "Maize is a re-
Issues source that can be
grown in 100 days,
not 100 years," she said.
The cafe, located inside Target Copy on
West University Avenue, started using the
corn-based cups when it opened about a
year ago, said store supervisor Alex Evans.
Evans, a UF elementary education ju-
nior, said that Dji Brew always tries to use
fair-trade, environmentally safe products.
The coffee shop only uses the corn cups
for its cold beverages, he said, because the
corn. product tends to melt easily. For hot
beverages, it uses cups made from recycled
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Machen must devote
future resources to CLAS
Chaos! Civil war! It's department against department,
faction against faction and no, we're not talking
about Iraq. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
is on the brink of a full-blown academic pissing match that
threatens to soak everyone at UF Bring an umbrella.
It all started in September, when UF unveiled its five-year
plan to get CLAS out of debt. Budgets were cut, programs
slashed and department heads targeted for removal. Now
students and faculty are in an uproar and, predictably, the
administration is scrambling to cover its own ass.
CLAS Dean Neil Sullivan says the five-year plan is "on
hold," but no one not Student Government, not the Faculty
Senate, not UF President Bernie Machen has proposed an
alternative. And with good reason. Unless CLAS' budget ex-
pands, there are no good solutions to this problem.
Even worse, it seems the cupboards are bare, meaning any
new money has to come from tuition hikes. But if Machen
has his way if he convinces the Legislature to let UF set its-
own rates there's no telling where CLAS will end up on
the administration's list of spending priorities.
That could change today. At 7 p.m., Machen will present
a proposal for "academic enhancement" in the Reitz Union
Auditorium. If he promises to spend the lion's share of any
new revenues on CLAS, students might finally have a reason
to hear him out. If he doesn't, whatever trust remains be-
tween the administration and UF will shrink even further.
CLAS is the university's biggest college. It provides more
than half of UF's credit hours. And for at least three years, it's
been overspending its budgets all with Machen's tacit ap-
proval. He even let the debt accumulate for two years before
hiring a provost. To claim now that it's not his responsibility
isn't just irresponsible. It's downright sneaky.
In Monday's editorial,
we endorsed Democrats
in every congressional
district. How terribly parti-
san of us. Maybe we should
have thrown in a few
Republicans you know,
for balance's sake. "We in-
form, you decide," and all
that. Then again, that would
have meant overlooking 11
years of Republican incom-
petence a solid decade of
hypocrisy and corruption.
No thank you.
servatives" rack up a $248
billion deficit, it's time for
a change. When the presi-
dent launches a.war based
on false information and
Republicans in Congress
stand up and cheer, it's
time for a change. When
American citizens are jailed
without a trial and wire-
tapped without a warrant,
it's time for a change.
If not now, when? How
much abuse will voters
take before they stand up
for themselves? Today, you
have a chance to answer
This election is argu-
ably the most important in
our lives. Iraq, the mini-
mum wage, civil liberties
- so much hangs in the
balance that young people
can't afford to sit this one
out. For as long as most
of us have been able to
vote, Republicans have
controlled every branch of
government. Does anyone
really believe this experi-
ment in one-party rule has
been a success?
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A poetic selection for
T was the night of elections, when all through D.C.,
not a congressman was stirring not even Kerry.
The ballots were hung by their chads with care, in
hopes that the counters soon would be there.
The senators were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of mandates danced in their heads.
And Laura in her 'kerchief, and W. in his cap, had
just settled down for a two-year nap.
When out on the Mall there arose such a clatter W.
sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away
to the window he flew like a flash, called the Secret
Service and threw out some cash.
The moon on the tip of the Washington Monument
gave the luster of midday to the scene of such torment
- when, what to his wondering eyes should appear,
but Nancy Pelosi.
And there arose a great cheer.
The new House leader was so lively and quick, W.
knew in a moment it must be a trick.
More rapid than eagles his judges they came, and he
whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"Now, Roberts! Now, Kennedy! Now, Scalia and
Souter! On, Thomas! On, Ginsburg! On, Stevens, Alito
and Breyer! To the top of the court! The top of the
Capitol! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the Capitol-top the judges they flew, with the
court full of laws, and St. Rumsfeld too.
And then, in a twinkling, W. heard on the roof the
hemming and hawing of each little goof. As W. drew in
his hand and was turning around, down the chimney St.
Condi came with a bound.
this year's election
She was dressed in a track-
suit, from her head to her limbs,
: and her clothes were soaked
through with sweat from the
SA bundle of agendas she
Jessica Holland had flung on her back, and she
Jess Suggests looked like a peddler just open-
email@example.com ing her pack.
W.'s eyes how they twin-
kled! His dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow
- how happy he was to see her and bid her hello.
The stump of a pretzel he held tight in his teeth, and
little Barney waited for a snack underneath.
Condi bore a grimace, and her temper was short as
she gave the news that the Democrats had garnered
W. turned red and yelled, "Now what for Iraq?" And
Condi replied, "Is it really a shock?"
A blink of his eye and a twist of his head soon re-
vealed he had a whole lot to dread. He spoke not a
word, but went straight to his "work" leaving for
Crawford, he went with a smirk.
"The terrorists have won," proclaimed Karl Rove,
and giving a nod, to Texas they drove.
He sprang to his plane, to his team gave a whistle,
and away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
SBut I'm happy to see this gives Bush such fright:
Happy elections to all; the future looks bright.
Jessica Holland is an economics and German junior. Her
column appears on Tuesdays.
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increase the College of Liberal ing of Saddam Hussein's death
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Cigarettes cause cancer, not coolness
In Monday's editorial, the Alligator
came out against Amendment 4. "First of
all," the editorial said, "cigarettes make
you cool and besides, every man, wom-
an and child in America already knows
they give you cancer." Huh? Is this a joke?
Maybe it's not a joke and the Alligator
staff truly believes voters shouldn't sup-
port Amendment 4. If that's the case, it
would be nice to see some supporting
logic, even if it is weak like much of the
rest of the editorial.
Children don't know what smoking can
really do to them. That's just it: Nine-year-
olds and even teenagers often have no idea
what cancer is or does. They've never seen
a tracheotomy or heard of emphysema.
I'm marginally for the amendment
in question although I think the
Legislature ought to do its job and stop
asking voters to enact "laws" for them
- but a compelling argument against
Amendment 4 might have been more in-
teresting than nonsense about cigarettes
making you look cool.
Blanket endorsement was irresponsible
Monday's editorial endorsed Democrats
in each of Florida's 25 congressional dis-
tricts. Obviously, that was a partisan deci-
sion. But it was more than that it was
First of all, I'm biased. As a resident of
the 12th Congressional District, I support
Rep. Adam Putnam a UF alumnus and
an experienced and respected incumbent.
In fact, at 32 years of age, Putnam is one
of the nation's brightest young congress-
men. But here's the kicker: Putnam, a
Republican, has no Democratic chal-
Is he unbeatable? Maybe. But I submit
that Putnam's lack of a challenger is chief-
ly due to the fact yes, the fact that
Putnam is universally respected by his
colleagues in Washington, including some
I don't know if there are other races in
the state like District 12's, but the Alligator
should never give sweeping recommen-
dations like it did in Monday's editorial.
That's irresponsible journalism.
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Frat feeds those in
need for holidays
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Members of the Phi Delta. Phi
legal fraternity at UF are teaming
up with a legendary underwater
monster to combat hunger for the
The second annual Feed Nessie
Campaign, the Thanksgiving food
drive to benefit St. Francis House,
began Monday. The event is held in
front of a sculpture outside the Levin
College of Law nicknamed "Nessie"
for its so-called resemblance to the
Loch Ness Monster.
Phi Delta Phi members will be
stationed alongside the green sculp-
ture, collecting donations of non-
perishable food items, blankets and
clothes 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Friday
and again Nov. 13 through Nov. 16.
The idea for the food drive's
theme came from Nathan Skop, a
third-year law student and Phi Delta
Phi member, who first noted the
sculpture's similarity to a monster.
"I just thought since the name
stuck and everyone thought that it
was kind of cool, that tying it into
the food drive would be kind of
innovative," Skop said,
Greek adding that members of
i the organization would
once again adorn the
sculpture with a Scottish plaid ban-
danna and a large sign reading, "Hi,
I'm Nessie. Please feed me to help
others less fortunate."
Teresa Prince, magister of Phi
Delta Phi, said that last year's cam-
paign provided six large boxes of
donations to St. Francis House to
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By MEGAN TAYLOR
Alligator Contributing Writer
Lance Dalton had dedicated
his life to helping others when
his was tragically cut short in
Dalton, a former treasurer
of the UF chapter of Friends for
Life of America, died from com-
plications of Ewing's sarcoma, a
cancerous bone tumor that usu-
ally develops during childhood
and often occurs in male teen-
agers, said Nancy Mendenhall,
a cancer specialist at Shands.
To help his family with the
medical bills that he had accu-
mulated, Friends for Life hosted
a silent auction to raise money
for the Dalton family.
"Since then we have con-
tinued to host the event for a
family in need of our help,"
said Abby Hunter, president of
Friends for Life.
The annual event raises
more than $5,000, all of which
is donated to a family in.need
at the Child Life program at
Shands Children's Hospital.
Vanessa Lang, current
treasurer of Friends for Life,
remembers meeting Dalton
during her freshman year at her
first Friends for Life meeting.
"He was very friendly and
welcoming and encouraged
people to get involved," she
said. "He is the reason a lot of us
are still involved in the dub."
The Fourth Annual Lance
Dalton Memorial Silent Auction
was held Monday. The group
also set up an online auction,
which ended Sunday night.
Lang said that although
Friends for Life has not selected
a family yet, the organization
works with the Child Life
program- to find a family that
needs financial help. Child Life
provides individual and group
programs to help children cope
with their hospital stay.
The items at the auction
are usually donated by local
businesses. However, this year
a pair of airplane tickets was
donated by AirTran, and sports
items were donated by profes-
sional Florida sports teams.
Though most items are do-
nated by companies, individu-
als also occasionally donate.
"We have continued
to host the event for a
family in need of our
Friends for Life president
This year, a family donated
a decorative banner that reads,
"Live well, Laugh often, Love
Due to privacy laws, mem-
bers can't always see the impact
they have on families. Those
who remember Dalton's family
remember how much the inau-
gural auction meant to them
and stay inspired, Lang said.
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College starts new life for students in 30s and beyond
By LINDSEY FRANCO
Barbara McMichael sports a pink
shoulder bag when she treks across
campus and shows her Gator 1 Card
to board Regional Transit System
buses. But when it's time to study,
she doesn't hit Library West she
hits the dinner table with her kids.
"I sit with two of my kids, and
we all do our homework at the same
time," said McMichael, 45.
McMichael is a UF uindergradu-
ate majoring in communication
sciences and disorders,
Student putting her on the fast
Life track to a career in
speech pathology. She
is also one of about
1,375 UF undergraduates older
McMichael's tuition is paid by
financial aid and various grants. She
said she is one of the first in her fam-
ily to attend a university, and when
she learned she was admitted to UF,
she called everyone she knew.
"I know it seems silly at 45 to
be thrilled to death to go to college,
but that was a lot for me," she said.
"It's given me self-confidence as
a person. If I can do this, I can do
Her father, a former route man-
ager for Anheuser-Busch, suffered
severe brain injuries during a heart
surgery when McMichael was 30.
Andrea Morales/ Alligator Staff
UF communications sciences and disorders student Barbara McMichael, 45, helps her daughter Mor-
gan, 11, with her ancient Egypt project in their Gainesville residence Monday night.
Those injuries prompted her to re-
turn to pursue a UF degree.
"Everyone just takes speech for
granted," she said. "I want to help
people with brain injuries."
McMichael said nobody ever
thought her father would drive
again, but eventually he received his
driver's license and bought several
"He's the one who gave me the
drive to keep going," she said. "You
get knocked down and get right
McMichael, a former court re-
porter, is now 14 credits away from
finishing her bachelor's degree, arid
Sshe plans to attend graduate school
at UF after she graduates. In Fall
2005, about 3,609 UF graduate stu-
dents were 30 or older.
SWhile she is managing life as a
student by day and a mom by night,
there is one thing McMichael's
studies have taken a toll on her
"I used to get up and the house
was spotless," she said. "Now if
I have a big project due, OK, the
floor doesn't get mopped today.
Standards of housecleaning go way
And while most undergraduates
avoid early morning classes in favor
of extra sleep, McMichael avoids
them to ensure her kids get to school
Her daughter Madison's bus ar-
rives at 7 a.m., and her son Joshua's
bus stops by 45 minutes later.
Next semester, a class required for
McMichael's major is only offered at
7:25 a.m., and McMichael doesn't
know how she'll get Madison and
Joshua to school.
Friends and neighbors will prob-
ably help out, as they have through-
out her undergraduate career.
Ultimately, McMichael said her
hardships will prove worthwhile,
and she eventually hopes to work in
a rehabilitation hospital.
She said her father, who died in
August, would be proud of her.
"I know he's looking down on
me now and saying, 'You go, girl'
- I know it."
Minority leaders urge voters to make voices heard
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MINORITIES,from page 1
Learning a new ideal
Some Asian-American students
come from families that don't empha-
size voting, said Dennis Ngin, president
of the Asian American Student Union.
"It's just not ingrained in our cul-
ture," he said. "That's changing."
Asian Americans also comprise a
relatively young community, said Ngin,
who is the son of Cambodians.
Because there are no Asian
Americans in top state positions, Ngin
said, Asian Americans are letting others
control issues like immigration from
Asia and tuition. Without a proper voice
in government, Asian-American needs
can go unnoticed by politicians, he said.
"They don't know everything," he
said. "That's why we're supposed to
Ngin worked with other-groups to
hold registration drives. In addition to
this, a fraternity held a forum on minor-
ity and Asian-American voting.
Political apathy and fear of dis-
enfranchisement can keep black stu-
dents away from the polls, said Billy
Holcombe, president of the Black
Black students from Broward and
Miami-Dade counties, two of the coun-
ties hit hardest by accusations of voter
disenfranchisement in 2000, might have
gotten the idea that their votes would be
disqualified, Holcombe said.
He remembers listening to his
Democratic parents complain about the
possibility that their votes didn't count.
He said the 2000 elections showed
him black people needed to vote to take
control of politics and prevent such a
situation from occurring again.
"If I don't go out there and really try
to make a difference with my vote, then
how can I expect other people to?" he
Monica Elisier, a pharmacy sopho-
more, said there don't appear to be
many upcoming issues that apply spe-
cifically to black students.
Elisier said she isn't afraid of disen-
franchisement, but she doesn't plan to
vote because she hasn't studied the elec-
tions. She said she favors the Democratic
Party because it supports affirmative ac-
tion and includes more blacks.
Holcombe said black candidates can
bring more black voters for the polls, but
only if they prove they're advancing the
interests of the black community.
"Does (a candidate's race) mean I
have an obligation to vote for them?
No," Holcombe said. "Does that mean
I have an obligation to research them
and see if they're truly representing me?
Gainesville's minority population*
* Registered voters within that minority**
*from 2000 Census
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Candidates to make personal phone calls, offer vans to polling locations
VOTE, from page 1
Across the street from Thompson, Linda Jones, a volunteer
for Sadie Damel's sheriff campaign, held a sign of her own. It
was mounted on top of a shoulder-high red staff and decorated
in colored tinsel.
"It's 11th-hour luring up the vote," she said.
Jones said the signs are a way to get her candidate's name
into voters' minds, as well as to remind some to vote again.
"A friend voted in the primary and thought she was done,"
Jones said. "A lot of people slept through civics class."
Across town,,about 20 adults and children dressed in green
had positioned themselves on every comer of the Archer Road
and Southwest 34th Street intersection.
They were supporters of Emery Gainey, the candidate for
sheriff running against Damell.
"This is one of no probably the biggest intersection in
the county," said Keith McInnis, one of Gainey's supporters.
"That's the idea.".
McInnis waved his sign along with his two sons, Alex, 8,
and Neil, 6. Alex and Neil decided to take their campaigning
to a new level by using their smaller signs to cover up a 4-by-5-
foot "Damell for Sheriff" sign staked into the ground nearby.
"They did that all on their own, I swear," McInnis said.
Other candidates said they have been using some other
tactics to chum up last-minute votes.
Cynthia Chestnut, who is running for re-election as an
Alachua County commissioner, said she will offer a van service
to any voters in the East Gainesville area who need a ride to the
polls. Chestnut said she also plans to make phone calls for the
"I will be calling for the whole Democratic slate," she said.
Lloyd Bailey, a local scuba shop owner running against
Chestnut, said his last-minute campaign efforts have "pretty
much been squelched"because he traveled to North Carolina
to be a pallbearer at the funeral for one of his childhood
"But I've still got helpers putting up signs," Bailey said.
UF students are also winners, because international professors teach at UF
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ritual, celebration and struggle
on a daily level."
She is conducting interviews
to explore that confluence of
cultures in the context of art, she months so far with more to
wrote in an e-mail. come," she wrote.
Rogal plans to bring a rich Adrian Roitberg, a UF profes-
knowledge of Mexico to her UF sor of chemistry, went to Buenos
students when she returns. Aires to lecture and research
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million people in Latin America.
Roitberg said his research could
help find a cure.
He hopes that some of his stu-
dents will go to Buenos Aires to
continue his research and some
of his former Brazilian colleagues
will come to UF.
He said the attitudes of
Brazilian students were refresh-
"Students tend to stop you in
the middle of class and ask you
questions instead of just sitting in
class and taking notes," he said.
"I like that much better."
The Fulbright program was
established in 1946 by the U.S.
Congress to "efiable the govern-
ment of the United States to increase
mutual understanding between the
people of the United States and the
people of other countries," accord-
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 11
Confined students take backseat in competition
* STUDENTS ENJOYED THE
EXPERIENCE DESPITE LOSS.
By LINDSAY HUBBARD
Alligator Contributing Writer
Living in a car for five days might
be more challenging than studying
for final exams and for two UF
seniors, the challenge was broadcast
live over the Internet.
"We haven't showered in five
days," said Filup Molina, UF
contestant of the "Aveo Livin'
Large Challenge," sponsored by
The nationwide program se-
lected two students from eight cam-
puses to live inside the redesigned
Chevrolet Aveo for five days. The
challenge kicked off Oct. 30 and
ended Friday at 11:59 p.m.
Molina and co-contestant Eric
Schackne first learned of the con-
test through Facebook.com. They
then submitted a video application.
Schackne and Molina are from
South Florida and are part of the UF
comedy group Theatre Strike Force.
"It's good to test your limits to
know how far you can go and if
you can survive and how much you
can rely on friends and strangers,"
With only class and 10-minute
"bio" breaks every two hours, the
pair was escorted by officers from
the Gainesville Police Department at
all times and spent the entire school
week in view of UF students and the
rest of the country through blogs,
Webcams and video cips.
"It's been a little Brangelina-ish,"
Early in the competition, Molina
lost his contact case. He was sur-
prised the next day when a stranger
replaced it for him.
"It's been eye-opening to see the
kindness of strangers," Molina said.
Though the team members man-
aged to catch some
Sfent in the front passenger
Life seat and Molina in the
back the challenge of
being "on" 24 hours a day haunted
"All day, every day, we had to be
rallying for votes," Schackne said.
They even made a special friend-
ship with the female contestants
from Michigan State University,
with whom they chatted via the
computers they kept with them in
the car. The men now plan to visit
their new friends over winter break.
Although the University of
Southern California won the con-
test, Molina and Schackne said that
everyone wins in a way. During the
contest Molina and Schackne raised
more than $150 for former UF foot-
ball player Danny Wuerffel's charity,
Desire Street Ministries.
"Even on the fifth day it's been a
great experience," Molina said. "It's
definitely been worth it, winning a
car or not."
Ecstasy may benefit terminal cancer patients' anxiety
By AMELIA BECK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Some people associate Ecstasy with crowd-
ed cubs, glow sticks and wide-eyed youths,
but one Harvard researcher thinks the drug
may benefit cancer patients..
Harvard Medical School has recently re-
ceived the necessary MDMA better known
as the cub-drug Ecstasy for a study on the
drug's effects on cancer patients, according to a
report from the Multidisciplinary Association
for Psychedelic Studies.
"This is definitely a breakthrough," said
Rick Doblin, founder of MAPS, a nonprofit
that initiated the research. "The study is now .
moving into its most important stages."
The drug's arrival will bring the return
of psychedelic research one step closer to
Harvard University, after clinical research in-
volving psychedelics was discontinued at the
university nearly 40 years ago.
"We have struggled for two decades to get
this approved," Doblin said.
The study will involve subjects diagnosed
with cancer who have less than a year to live.
Participants will be individuals who have
failed to respond to or refuse to take anti-anxi-
ety medications. The research will determine
whether a controlled dose of Ecstasy will re-
"This is definitely a breakthrough."
founder of MAPS
duce anxiety and improve their quality of life.
"When a patient is given a prognosis of 12
months or less, our intentions of therapy are
to control symptoms and make the best of
their time left," said Dr. Thomas George, as-
sistant professor at the UF College of Medicine
Division of Hematology./Oncology.
Anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium and
Ativan are generally effective, but George said
they can render side effects such as sleepiness,
dry mouth and sexual dysfunction.
"Managing patients' mental health is
something-that doesn't get a lot of attention,"
George said. "But it is every bit as critical as
treating the cancer itself."
Like any illegal drug, MDMA has its share
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these patients could receive might outweigh
the risks for these specific people," he said.
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for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
November 7, 2006
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funding of our university, which
means they could grant us addi-
tional resources or not.
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education is a prioriry in rhe statc
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is a priority of this stare, vwe must
get informed and get active in the
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incredible manner. This influence
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in an evervdal practical manner;
yet. we must take a step back from
our shortsighted nature and exam-
ine the impacts of political force-,
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Your power in this nation is your
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Uiil',Ti of Florida, fi- trci
Student Body President
Center brings Hindu
At the University of Florida, the Center
for the Study of Hindu Traditions is work-
ing to change the way people view the
third-largest religion in the world.
"People aren't really clear about what
the word Hindu means," said Vasudha
Narayanan, director of the center and
distinguished professor of religion. "This
is a global and multidisciplinary study of
Narayanan worked to establish the cen-
ter in 2005 after speaking with scholars at
Oxford University in England. She said the
center hopes to serve two audiences: the
larger student population in the university
community and Hindu-American students
who are eager to see their cultural tradi-
tions recognized in an educational setting.
"Hindu has a world influence, includ-
ing here in America," Narayanan said, Students i
adding that to broaden the understanding positions a
of Hindu culture, the center aims to look the center
beyond India. United Sta
Commonly referred to as Chi- world. Th
S- Tra. the Sa.irkrir -..:,rd for Hindu tri.
"bieauriful work and ao ei
S-. f art. if underst,
Odissi dancers from the Nrityagram Dance Troup
the Gator spirit by miming the "chomp" in a per
at the Phillips Center.
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location. co'stI, alnd 'coiiractr tiuforliiti/ol: 10
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traditions to UF classrooms
n the Introduction to Hindu Culture Honors class try out Bharata Natyam dance
is dancer Suparna Banerjee looks on.
is the first of its kind in the
Sites and only the second in the
e center focuses on the study of
d itions from global perspectives
n phasizes interdisciplinary ways
ending the culture.
funds part of the Sanskrit cur-
ric ulum, regularly hosts scholars and
performing artists from
around the globe, and
offers guest lectures on
a ; Hindu art and culture.
S"The .cholarly reac-
tion has been very warm
and receptive," Naray-
-collaborates with many
centers and units across
the UF campus, especially
the College of Fine Arts'
SSchool of Theatre and
S Dance and the Ham Mu-
arayanan seum of Art.
e get in Internationally acclaimed
dancers also have held dance
Sa m .4 p m '2006 Facuiry IT Shr.iwcaje & Svmo-
slum Educaiing the Nier Generation. Reiu Siudenri
7:30 a m.. Communcr Campus Council Breai.ast
featuring Dedee DeLjngpre director of UF s Ohice of
Sutainablitrv, Reit Student Union. Arredondo Roomi
8a m. Inriirmrrian Te,:hnology Secui.', Awareness ;
Day. Reit: Student Union, Audiorlium
Sp m. Willlde EciOlogy and Conservairi Gr.aduaji
Studrri Association seminar learuring Robert Borde
tal'u onmananre generi:s I ew.ns-Ziagler Hall Rooml 12
workshops and discussed the relationship of
dance to aesthetics and culture.
"To look at dances in an academic light
is a very important part of this program,"
Amy Bard, an assistant professor in the
department of African and Asian languages
and literatures, said her students benefited
from attending a recent ChiTra sponsored
interpretative dance performance.
"It's not Hinduism narrowly defined,"
Bard said of the center. "It has broken
down the barriers of literature just being
text on a page."
Shreena Gandhi, a doctoral candidate in
the department of religion who is writing
her dissertation on the history of yoga in
the United States, said the center creates
opportunities for all students. For Gandhi,
ChiTra helped her access scholars outside
the UF community.
"ChiTra is allowing for the understand-
ing of Hinduism to create global and
economic ties in the future," Gandhi said.
"It's not just going to a classroom to hear a
By Panagiota Papakos
4 p rn 'Selenoprote,:inme. Food Scencre and Human
rjuiriln Deparnrmseit seminar leatriuin Vadim IJ GladV-
rrhev o0 Universirv ot Nebraska Florida Gym Room 270
4 ,pm The Best Airernritive Philosoph,; Depanrmenr s
annual R M Hare Lecture tealuring Earl Cinee ot Roch
ester Unrversitry Grirfir Floyd Hall Room 303
7.30 p m. School of Mus-.: clarnet ensemble concert
I p.m. School el Music pipe oran diiTionrsraiion
41 pm The English Concert wih Andrew Manze Univer-
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 I ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13
UF Counseling Center offers campus suicide prevention, education program
Suicide is the third-leading cause of the University of Florida Counseling Cen- Commission on Accreditation of Health
death in college-age students behind acci- ter has initiated a three-year suicide preven- Care Organizations,-as a "Best Practices"
dents and homicide. Suicidal thoughts and tion and education program to provide program (see www.qprinstitute.com for
attempts are even more common. training to faculty, staff and students. The more information). The training is a 1'/2-hour
According to the Jed Foundation, ap- program is sponsored by a grant from the interactive presentation incorporating the
proximately 1,100 college students die by Division of Student Affairs Parent Fund, basic QPR curriculum, interactive case study,
suicide each year. Most individuals who feel which allows the training to be offered free and opportunity for questions and discus-
suicidal give some warning signs of their to student groups, classrooms and depart- sion. Informational handouts are provided to
thoughts or plans. Unfortunately, due to ments across campus. program participants and are designed to be
the stigma and complexity of discussing The program involves training "Gate- useful to participants in both their work and
suicide, many warning signs are often dis- keepers," who are individuals in a position personal lives.
regarded, unrecognized, or not acted upon to interact with others regularly on campus QPR training may be arranged at a time
by family, peers, professors, or others in the and recognize individuals in distress. In the and place convenient for the participating
campus community. The Jed Foundation training, Gatekeepers learn to recognize group. To schedule a date or ask questions
reported that fewer than one in five college the warning signs of suicide and how to about the QPR training, call the Counseling
Center at (352) 392-1575 and ask.to speak
students receive information about suicide apply three steps (Question, Persuade and wnter ata (352) 392 5 and asto speaGr
-with Natalie Indelicato or Wayne Griffin.
prevention. Refer) with individuals who are depressed Yo a ma v t C Center's
To increase awareness of the issue and You also may visit the Counseling Center's
To increase awareness of the issue and or contemplating suicide. Web site at www.counsel.ufl.edu for more
..Web site at www.counsel.ml.edu for more
provide individuals with tools to refer The program utilizes the QPR cur- information.
distressed and suicidal individuals for help, riculum, nationally recognized by the Joint By Natalie Arce Indelicato
,y ,dai reIdlct
IT security focus
of daylong event
SThe University of Florida IT Security
Team will host the eighth Information.
Technology Security Awareness Day begin-
ning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in
the Reitz Student Union Auditorium. The
daylong event will feature security experts
from several companies presenting infor-
mation on current security trends, includ-
ing Web application security, malware
prevention and forensics. For more infor-
mation, go online to www.itsa.ufl.edu. No
registration is required for this free event.
Harn Museum hosts
At 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, guests of
the Ham Museum of Art will gain a rare
look into:the mind of the artist Charlie
White as he joins the museum for a special
Museum Nights lecture and book signing.
White will discuss his photographs and
the surreal world they depict, including the
work "Getting Linsay Linton" currently in
the Ham exhibition "Contemporary Com-
plexities: Photography Gifts from Martin
Z. Margulies." The work is part of a series
that includes a grotesque-looking puppet
named Joshua that White uses to explore
ideas of male self-image and sexual vulner-
ability. This program may explore ideas and
images of an adult nature.
Admission to the Ham Museum of Art
is free. For more information about fall
programs and events, call (352) 392-9826
or visit www.harn.ufl.edu.
7:30 p.m. Sc ho,,cl o Mu:.,: s'ind -ymrph.jn', i:oni.en,
Unrivr. rv Audliorium
Florida Museum of Natural History
1 p.m., Bunerfly Photography -Techniquec for Captur-
ing These Elusive Creatures"
"Biodiversity: A Biologist's Perspective," exhibitfeatur-
ing soerititic 'llusirations by UF but anrv dociOral student
Carria Pizanr, through Dei:. 10
"Measures of Time phro[ograpri from David Burner,
throughh Nov 16 The Gallery, Reit Student Union
,' -^ ... -. : I -- a ,
S C Josh Wickham
University of Florida sophomores Matt
Meyer, left, a landscape architecture major,
and Jesse Hogan, a history major, collect
sweet gum leaves in McCarty Woods on the
UF campus earlier this term. The students
were gathering specimens for an introduc-
tory botany laboratory class, said instructor
Erica Van Etten, a master's degree student
with UF's School of Natural Resources and
Environment, part of the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
Florida Players to stage
first play of fall season
The first production in the Florida Play-
ers' fall season is the play "Proof," which
will be presented in four performances
Nov. 9, 10 and 12 at the Phillips Center's
Black Box Theatre. Show times are 8 p.m.,
Nov. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.,
Harn Museum of Art
7 p.m Rov C Cravenr Mermurial Lecture. IAater
Hindu Arr and Architeciure n Indonesia.' by Borelh
Ly, Universirv oI Utah Harn Auditorium
6 p.m., Charlie While coniempurary artiit leciure
Florida Plaver; present Proof Phillips Center Bl Ci.
Bc.-. Thealie; show rimes'8 p m., [Jo0V .-l, 2 p.m and
7 p.m. Nov 12
6 p m. UF Step Show
Nov. 12. To reserve tickets to these free
performances, send an e-mail to tickets@
Florida Players is a student-run theater
company funded by UF Student Govern-
ment. The group provides opportunities
for students of all majors to showcase their
talents by exploring the world of theater.
Florida Players offers various opportuni-
ties to its members through all aspects
of theater, including direction, design,
performance, playwriting and administra-
For more information on Florida Players,
visit the Web at www.floridaplayers.org.
coming to Gainesville
The Fifth Florida Marine Biotech-
nology Summit will be held Nov. 14
and 15 in Gainesville. The conference
is an opportunity for scientists to
share their biotechnological findings
and for developers of products and
medicines derived from the sea to
present their discoveries. Summit top-
ics will include biosecurity, aquacul-
ture, and the impact of Hurricane
Katrina on U.S. coastal environ-
The summit is also being held in
conjunction with BioFlorida, a state-
wide meeting of biologists featuring
Gov. Jeb Bush as the keynote speaker.
For more details about the agenda
and speakers, visit the Florida Sea
Grant Web site at http://flseagrant.org.
7.30 p m.. Buchhol: High S: hool Band Veerran-.
7-30 p m Ga.insville Commiunnit Band
10a m. Mr. Al
7.30 p m. Swamp Jam, benerit for Lyrics tfr Lile
Foundation teaturing jHocine & The Bliowishr and
Veterans Day (observed). no classes
UF to celebrate
University of Florida International
Center invites all UF faculty, staff and
students to take part in International
Education Week activities Nov. 13-1.
A joint initiative of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Stare and the U.S. Department
of Education. International Education
Week promotes programs that prepare
Americans tor a global environment
and attract future leader, from abroad
to study. learn and exchange experi-
ences in the UnitcJ States. This year's
theme is "International Education:
Engaging in Global Partnerships and
Opportunities." For a lir of tentauve
UF events, check our the Web at www.
ufic.ufl.edu Or. if you are interested in
organizing or holding an event, contact
Aleks Nesic at aleksn@i'ulic.ufl.edu or
AppLications for the Goldw.-arer and
Truman scholulrhips arc due in Tiecri
Hail Room 1-40 on Nov. 2-. Ihe ip-
plication deadline for the Udall and
Beinecke scholarships iJan 19
The Goldv. aer Scholarship recog-
nizes college :ophomures and luniors
v.ho have ourtcanding potential and
intend to pursue research and/or
academic careers in mathemarico the
natural science. or engineering (but
not in medical practice. For informa-
tion. '.isit www.act.org/goldwater on
The Truman Scholarships are for
college juniors V.lth o.ceprioni leader-
ship potential who are committed to
careers in public service. For incorma-
tion. go to www.truman.gov.
The Beinecke Scholarship is for
graduate study in arts, humanities
and social sciences (financial need
is a requirement). Apply as a junior.
For information, visit the \\eb at
The Morni K Udall Foundarion
awards undergraduate scholarships to
sophomores and juniors in fields related
to the environment and to Nari e
American and _Aiska Natiic in fields
related to health care or tribal police.
Information is available online it
Don't forget ...
I Toi get ,our flu shot. Visit the \eb
at ww.shcc.ufl.edu or call 92-1161
for more information.
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1 or 2bdr this FALL: We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*WID
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS!
Great bargains on 1BR units! .
$100 off first month's rent!!
Great location; price & size!
Only a few left! Ask about other specials!
Call today! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
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3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes wN/WD. 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!
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Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
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Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
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
NEAR CAMPUS 1013 SW 4th Ave. 4BR/
2BA, 2 story. Gorgeous large home. W/D,
new H A/C, hardwood floors & walls. Many
more features $2120/mo + util. Call Bob 275-
1259; email@example.com 11-22-24-2
2 & 3BRS APTS NOW AVAIL.
SW location. 10 mins from Oaks Mall and
Archer Road, Butler Plaza. Central heat
and A/C, some have private backyards.
Rents from $510-$650 plus sec dep. Call Mr.
Kristoff 332-5030 11-17-20-2
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
SO For Rent
I nil unfurnished
$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
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 11-13-9-2
Available Dec. $465/mo incl heat & trash. No
pets. Call 352-275-4106 11-7-5-2
Room in Great House + more rooms in Dec.
1BR in 4BR/3BA house w/yard. $300/mo
2406 NW 47th Terr. Near SFCC & UF. W/D,
new AC 1/4 low utils, hi spd net. Evan 428-
0500 Rob 494-2565. Union Prop. 373-7578
2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 11-22-15-2
BIVENS ARM SOUTH
RDD/IDA 17087 U ( ftL I-lin kil Wil 0i1h
I For Rent
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
W/D, mirrored wall, 10' ceiling, 2BR/2BA, SW
27th St. $760/mo. 352-317-8150. Like new
Magnolia Manor Apts. 11-14-5-2
WALK TO UF
4BR/2BA, C H/AC. Center Rec Room. $1400/
mo 1845 NW 5th Ave. Betty Hilgendorf 373-
1BR/1BA No lease. Glen Springs area, on
bus line. Quiet neighborhood next to park.
Free water. Newer carpet, newer paint. No
pets. $420/mo + $420 security deposit. Call
Beautiful Townhouses Available:
Cricket Club 3/2.5 w/Carport, Scr. Porch,
Pool, Tennis, & Gym. $995/mo
Magnolia Place 2/2.5 Wooded View, Pool,
Tennis, Gym $950/mo
Hawthorne Reserve 3/2.5 w/Carport, Fire-
place, Wooded View, Pool, etc. $1350/mo
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 11-21-
K Subleases j
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
Iu sq over- IIoo ng pooI WtLl
lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108
11-16-10-2 1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
SPACIOUS 1 BR APT summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
Ceilinn fans lar e ard uiet A60n/mn Inrc 9-10-3
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.
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
S Across from UF Stadium $300/mo
1830 NW 1st Avenue. Please drive by
first. Call Merrill Management Inc.
1BR 1BA Duplex in Duckpond Area
$350/mo 812 NE 8th Avenue
Call Merrill Managment Inc.
1BR 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
SUNRISE APTS 1BR/1BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
FURNISHED ROOM | Roommates
Available for sublease @ Courtyard Apts. mmae
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/BA! 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-
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/unfurrished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 11-15-10-3
SUBLEASE 1BR/1BA 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 email@example.com 11-7-4-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
SHidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom fumished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
Great SW location, 4BR/2.5BA. Now avail-
able for two more female roommates.
Modern kitchen, Ig living area, nice front and
rear yards with deck. W/D, new A/C, $330
plus sec. dep. Call Megan 813-610-7698 or
Karl at 332-5030 11-17-20-4
2/1.5 nice Casablanca East tipnhouse
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
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College Manor. Right across 13th from UF
campus! $499/mo. Incl all utilities. Call 931-
260-5618. Avail Jan. 11-28-15-3
$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 1 BR/1 BA 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-
1 BR/1 BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
1BR/1 BA Jan May'07
Hidden Village Apts
Very cheap Rent!!!
Contact Rob 813-789-3396 11-14-5-3
SUBLEASE AT STONERIDGE!
Take over lease for spring semester. Only
$350/mo! 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Apt. Huge
floorplan! Pool, gym, laundry. Call Chris 772-
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities. firstname.lastname@example.org; 407-
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Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfurn. $380/mo +
1/3 utils. Call Laura @ 954-234-5024 11-
Roomrfate 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
ENJOYA ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304. 11-14-10-4
4BR/4BA UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
$450/mo everything incl, furn, W/D, high
speed interest. Semester lease available.
Available immediately. Contact aJenny 352-
ONE ROOM AVAILABLE, Roommate needed
2BR/2BA LAKEWOOD VILLAS. $425/mo +
1/3 electric, furn, W/D, backyard, pets al-
lowed. Semester lease available. Available
immediately. Contact jenny 352-213-2833
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $480/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 11-15-10-4
Seeking Roommate 3BR/2BA Home located-
in a quiet neighborhood close to UF cam-
pus. NO PETS. $450/mo $400 Deposit +
utilities. Contact email@example.com
Female roommate to share a 2/2 condo.
Great location, 5 min to UF, bus route and
lots of amenities. $500/mo all utils included.
Avail now. A must see. Call Angle 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
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 dephst. 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-to-month
basis. Call 352-514-7514 or 352-367-2997
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
for room in Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent
around $530/mo. Call 727-501-2554 11-
LOOKING FOR FEMALE ROOMMATE
for 1 furn BR in 2BR/1BA apt. $360/mo all
utils incl. Lease starts Dec 1st. Please call
Maggie @ 941-400-5210 11-8-2-4
Need female rm for 1/1 in a 3/3 @ Oxford
Manor off Archer Rd. $410 + util, close to
UF and Shands, Call 904-629-0928 f6r more
Seeking two out-going female roommates for
a large 4BR/3BA townhouse condo on pond
NW. Near SFCC. Very nice. Semi-furnished.
-Cable, internet, W/D. Gated amenities
$350/MO 281-9391 11-14-5-4
ST. CROIX 2BR/1BA, seeking UF male, NS,
tidy, $275 deposit, $275/mo + utils & cable.
Please call Owen 850-685-1960 11-16-7-4
ROOM IN NICE DUCKPOND HOUSE
Kind environment for honest, responsible
person. $360/mo + 1/3 utils. Enjoyment of
gardening, art, or music a plus. Bike to down-
town or campus. 374-7038 11-21-10-4
Available Jan. 1st: 1BR/1BA in brand new
3/2 on 7 acre horse farm. 20 mins from UF
10 mins to SFCC,-pets ok. Fenced, quiet,
may trade some work for rent. Prefer female.
$350 +1/3 utils. Call Devin (386) 804-3384.
* Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDSI 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.
cOadO Y I -,I .-., r-
SBRAND 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
Torn Bellucci 352.538.6498 or Steve Clark
352.328.8311at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375. 11-30-91-5
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 11-30-91-5
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-Constrdction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 11-20-65-5
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 Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
000005 MIN TO UF*000*
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, 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.
CallTrevis 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
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street
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/2BAhome. 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
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
**Treat Yourself Don't Cheat Yourself!**
Live at a star address overlooking UF*3BR/
3BA *1340 sq.ft.* Covered parking *All ap-
pliances *$299,000 *Amy Silvis Focus Real
Estate Group 672-2507 firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc- Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still -in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBERI
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
*BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets: Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from'factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
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 0 Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfumiture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, *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
Couch, Loveseat, Futon frame-
Cpu cart w/lthr chair,
20? tv w/stand, tbl w/ 4 chairs
2end tbls, Coffee tbl, 5cd stereo
$950 will split obo 239-841-6700 11-30-
9 1 Computers
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrcycle.biz 12-6-72-7
fA-* Oisnputer DEEl
Computer Help! Now!
a 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.
"Copyrighted Material '
Available from Commercial News Providers"
m -u -ui D O 4 l
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
SComputer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
Virus, spyware, hardware
Fix it for $44
Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
al1 Furnishings ll Furnishings
VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 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.edu/am/surplus/
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
0 1 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
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
U Motorcycles, Mopedsj
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 CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 37t-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING.
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN 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 vejle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
97 Geo Metro $1299
92 Honda Accord EX $1999 12-6-72-12
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18, ALLIGATOR E TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7,2006
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia 'ephia $1999 12-6-72-12
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 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 & putyou in the
car you want. Come to Gatormax at 12526
SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call us
at 352-495-9500 Visit www.gatormax.net
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE 0 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. Gq,! 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
Mil Help Wanted
the independent florida
FT ACCOUNTING CLERK
Experienced in invoicing and accounts
receivable management. Cash receipts
posting. Accounts payable entry and writ-
ing checks. Miscellaneous duties include
purchasing, office supplies, spreadsheet
maintenance, answering phones. Experience
in QuickBooks and Excel desired. Modest
salary, good benefits and excellent working
environment. With resume, send cover letter
including salary requiremtns to: R. Pelham,
The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box
14257, Gainesville, FL 32604. FAX: 376-
4556. Or email to: email@example.com. No
phone calls please. EOE
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, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our 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
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
Bi l HelpWanted ) W | Help Wanted
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 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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 NW6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
0* SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 379-5979
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
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.
***SUBWAY OAKS MALL**.
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/
!locey/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
ANtevr -wierC y want ibe
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Now accepting applications
Apply at Italian Gator Pizza
1728AW. UniversityAve. 11-17-20-14
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp hepful 352-339-4600 11-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
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.
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) W Help Wanted
Two positions available for Dynamic
Christian Organization. This is a great
opportunity for the right person!
1) COMPUTER DATABASE EXPERT for
data base entry and mailings and
2) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
MUST HAVE STRONG REFERENCES.
Email resume to email@example.com.
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.
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(DOB 08106/57); 5'07",
130 Ibs, Black Hair,
Possession of a Controlled
Substance 2 Counts, Sale
of Cocaine Within 1000
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Call (352) 372-STOP
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 19
Eil Help Wanted
IT position. Required exp with HTML,
Exp with 1 or more of the following
technologies recommended: ASP 3.0
(wNBScript), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with IT in subject.
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 email@example.com 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
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
) ll Help Wanted
Wanted Undergrad to assist professor in
admin/office tasks. 10-20 hrs/week, flex-
ible. 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
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.
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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
OeBay Experience a plus *Resume To
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.
Great pay, discounts on sushi, flexible hours.'
Apply in person: 808 W. University Ave. 11-
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED
for 2 boys w/Down Syndrome. Weekend
shifts 7a-1p or 1-7p. ASL helpful. $8-10/hr.
*RUSSELL GRACE IMAGE-SO
Seeks sales personnel to staff kioske @
Oaks Mall. Inquire: email@example.com 11-
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Golfer leaves Germany behind to pursue dreams in United States
* GAL HAS POSTED TWO TOP-10
FINISHES IN THREE TOURNAMENTS.
By ALDEN GONZALEZ
Occasionally, golfer Sandra Gal will in-
She may take a five-minute break and head
to Cold Stone Creamery, her favorite ice cream
Or host a potluck dinner with some team-
When she wants to relax, she'll probably go
back to her dorm room and paint for a while.
And on rare occasions, when the night is
right, she may even take a swing class or two.
."She's actually pretty good," said Tiffany
Chudy, a teammate of Gal's.
But these are not the usual activities for the
golfer whom Coach Jill Briles-Hinton regards
as "one of the hardest working, driven play-
ers" she's ever coached.
Truth is that within the mild-mannered,
easy-going, soft-spoken Gal lies a fierce com-
One obsessed with golf and academics.
One who left her hometown and traveled
more than 7,000 miles to chase her dream.
And one whose passion has pushed her to
incredible collegiate heights.
Gal grew up in the small town of
Leichlingen, a densely populated region rest-
ing between two big cities in West Germany.
"I loved it," Sandra Gal said. "Whenever
I wanted to go shopping in a big city, it was
there. But when I wanted to relax and play
some golf, the course was just 30 minutes
away from my house.
If it were up to her, she'd still be roaming
the stre,-s of Germany like she always did.
She prefers not living in a "complicated
place" with "linear streets," bombarded with
"huge fast food companies."
"You can't walk anywhere (in the United
States)," Gal said. "In Europe, you just walk
and you choose your restaurant and you go in
there and it's kind of cozy, and here you have
all those chains; it's so weird."
It was in that cozy little town that Gal got
her start on the golf course.
As the only child to Czech Republic natives
Alexandra and Jan, Gal was influenced by her
parents' love for the sport. At the age of 5, she
was already swinging golf clubs.
Then at 14, she was playing in tournaments
all over Europe.
"I've been to almost all the European coun-
tries and I loved playing there because there
are a lot of beautiful golf courses out there,"
Growing up, she always spoke Czech with
her family. But in school, she learned German
and, more importantly, English a language
that would help her make the biggest transi-
tion of her life.
A change that would take place because
Gal's passion for golf did not fit with her sur-
"The weather in Germany is very bad
during the winter, and we don't play tourna-
ments throughout that time," Gal said. "To be
a good golfer, you have to be able to play all
When Briles-Hinton was recruiting in
Europe and heard about Gal, she jumped at
the opportunity to meet with her. The coach
arranged for Gal to visit UF in an unofficial
trip that the up-and-coming golfer couldn't
"I remember hearing about her and watch-
ing her play and being impressed by the way
she conducted herself on the golf course,"
Briles-Hinton said. "So we just did everything agreed to meet and cook dinner at each other's
we could to make it happen." houses and things like that."
Attending UF made all the sense in the However, this didn't make Gal's mother's
world to Gal. return to Germany any easier.
"I didn't want to go up north where it was "My mom got really emotional," Gal said.
snowing again, (and) I didn't want to go to the "I remember her crying and crying and mak-
west because that's too far away from Europe," ing me want to cry too."
she said. "I just really liked the school and the Gal and her mother knew that the distance
fact that we have our own golf course ... and would make it hard for them to see each other.
that it was in Florida." -But the golfer was ready to go to work, and
But Gal's heart still lied in the small town that's exactly what she did.
she called home. As a freshman, she finished second on the
"It was really hard for me, because I liked team in stroke average and recorded two top-
where I grew up," Gal said. "I didn't know 10 finishes.
if I could manage coming over here on my Then in the playoffs, she stepped up by
own and doing things tying for 10th at, the
without my parents : NCAA East Regional
being there." :....: Championships and
Gal told herself that helping propel
she would try it out for her team into the
a little while and see how things went. Sandra Gal NCAA Tournament.
If it didn't work out, she knew she had a home That was nothing compared to her sopho-
in Germany. more season, when she recorded six top-10 fin-
So, Gal and her mother boarded a plane to ishes and was ranked 36th in the Golfweek/
Florida, where Alexandra would stay with her Sagarin rankings.
daughter for the first two months to make her That year, she finished first at the Lady
feel comfortable. Gator Invitational and earned a spot on the
But it was Gal's future teammates who SEC Academic Honor Roll.
made her feel most at ease. Through three tournaments this season,
"We just treated her like any one of us," she's already leading the team in stroke av-
junior Whitney Myers said. "Once you're on erage and has posted two of the team's three
a team, you need to have that cose relation- top-10 finishes. Gal has become UF's unques-
ship." toned go-to-player.
That's what Briles-Hinton was talking "She's always the last one to leave prac-
about during her preseasonbooster cub meet- twice Myers said. "She works hard every day,
ing when she said this team has "it." and that's why she's our best player."
"It" is that dose-knit relationship that made Gal's.parents have made time to see their
an 18-year-old Gal feel at home, even though daughter despite her being "too busy to do
she was far from it. anything else."
And "it"is especially what Gal, Chudy and In fact, Gal's father, Jan, served as her
Ornella Jouven share to this day. caddy during a summer tournament.
"Me and her can get very silly sometimes," "It was really funny, because he had to
Chudy said. "Her, myself and Ornella became wear a sign on his back with my last name
very close when she got here. We just always on it, and it kind of made me feel like I was in
charge for once," Gal said.
This past month, it was Alexandra's turn
to spend time with her daughter. But to do so,
she had to venture into the dangerous territory
of South Africa.
Gal has been a member of the German
National Team for three years, and in 2006,
the country selected her as one of three
golfers to play in the World Amateur Team
Championships. It was a trip she would never
"At Johannesburg, I stayed at a hotel and I
couldn't go outside because it was so danger-
ous," Gal said. "You can't stop at a red light at
night because people would just come by and
In the midst of the worry and panic, Gal
finished the 72-hole event tied for 24th with a
291 (3 over), as her team finished tied for fifth.
But it wasn't her score that was important; the
experience alone was memorable.
'" had a good summer and they gave me a
shot to play, which made me really excited,"
Gal said. "I like representing my team. ... It's
definitely a different experience than playing
Gal has played in many events since com-
ing to the United States including taking
part in the U.S. Women's Open last summer.
As the years roll by and the accomplish-
ments keep mounting, Gal's goals have only
This season, she hopes to finish in the top
Sometime in the future, she wants to com-
pete in the PGA Tour.
Briles-Hinton said that "she's given up a lot
to try and make that happen."
But you wouldn't know that by watching
her at Cold Stone, eating her vanilla ice cream
with some white chocolate, almonds and just
a tiny bit of raspberries.
You wouldn't know she is one of UF's most
competitive and focused players.
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After moving to the United States from Lechlingen, Germany, junior Sandra Gal has pursued her passions in golf as a part of the
UF women's team.
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uim wasey/ Alligator stan
UF soccer coach Becky Burleigh and the Gators will face
Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
* THE GATORS EARNED A NO.
By RACHEL ROBINS
After waiting 40 minutes to dis-
cover their NCAA tournament fate,
the UF soccer team learned it was
given the cold shoulder by the selec-
No. 16 UF (13-5-4) is headed to
"I didn't know it was Milwaukee
until somebody was like, 'Oh,
that's going to be cold,'" tri-captain
Daniela Sanchez said. "I actually
didn't even know where Milwaukee
The team watched the selec-
tion show together Monday at the
Florida Basketball Practice Complex.
UF earned a No. 3 seed and will play
Loyola (IL) on Friday at 6 p.m.
The Gators will start on the road,
despite, having a more impressive
resume than they did in the past two
years, when they have been able to
begin the tournament at home.
On top of that, the Gators will
have to play in a much more un-
comfortable environment than they
are used to.
Upon hearing of their upcoming
weekend, most of the players were
concerned more about the cold than
"I was just glad we were one
of the top seeds," tri-captain Stacy
Bishop said.- "Now, I am a little
worried about it being cold, but I
guess we'll get through that."
UF coach Becky Burleigh admit-
ted she knows very little .about
Loyola but is not concerned about
the cold weather factor.
"We are happy to be in," Burleigh
said. "We are happy to be playing
teams that are not really familiar
"We'll have a lot of work to do as
well to get ready for those teams, but
we kind of had a feeling we would
get shipped out somewhere, .and
it just happens to be Milwaukee.
"Our biggest thing that we
need to work on going into
the NCAA Tournament is
defense. Defense is what's
goingto win championships."
UF soccer coach
But perhaps starting on the road
is a good thing for UF.
The Gators have lost in the
first round of the tournament the
past two years, despite playing in
Loyola won the Horizon League
Championship, beating Detroit 2-1
in Milwaukee. That win secured
an automatic bid into the NCAA
The Ramblers are led by dynamic
freshman Cynthia Morote-Ariza,
who was named most valuable
player of the Horizon TLague
Championship and leads the team
with 27 points.
UF will also have to rely on a star
freshman, Lauren Hyde, as Burleigh
stressed the importance of solid
"Our biggest thing that w-need
to work on going into the NCAA
Tournament is defense," Burleigh
said. "Defense is what's going to
If the Gators do make it past the
Ramblers, they will still have to
face the cold and play the winner
of host-school Marquette against
Purdue on Sunday at 2 p.m.
Marquette lost to Notre Dame
2-0 in the semi-final of the Big East
Tournament, while Purdue was
defeated 1-0 by Illinois in the semi-
final of the Big Ten Tournament.
Burleigh hopes the Gators' tough
pre-conference schedule will help
them in the NCAA Tournament.
"Between our non-conference
and our (Southeastern Conference)
schedule, we saw a lot of differ-
ent variety of looks from teams,"
Burleigh said. "We saw teams that
are offensive-minded and defen-
sive-minded. I think the quality of
our schedule has prepared us to
play against the best teams in the
UF won the regular-season
SEC title and enters the NCAA
Tournament with a 13-5-4 record.
Gators crushed in exhibition game
* TEAM ADIDAS/PREMIER PLAYERS DE-
FEATED UF 82-66 ON SUNDAY.
By BRIAN STEELE
The problems the Gators had during Sunday's exhi-
bition loss read like a grocery list:
Tedious and too long.
In the UF women's basketball team's 82-66 loss to
Team adidas/Premier Players, UF allowed 29 offen-
sive rebounds, committed a flurry of turnovers and
shot miserably from the field and from the free-throw
line. The last time UF coach Carolyn Peck played the
Premier Players, the Gators creamed Team adidas by
Needless to say, Peck said she was disappointed
with the output her team gave.
If the Gators play like this in the Southeastern
Conference a conference that features five teams
ranked in the preseason top 25 UF might never get
the ball over the half-court line.
Premier Players forward Brittany Davis who
tied with Dalila Eshe as UF's leading rebounder from
last year's NCAA Tournament team simply man-
handled the Gators frontcourt. Davis out-rebounded
the entire Gators' frontcourt herself 14-13.
But Davis, who is serving as the team's undergrad-
uate student coach after she finished her eligibility last
year, said she has seen UF play much better in practice.
In practice, apparently, the team actually boxed out.
But the game didn't show it.
"(Team adidas) did get in there quite a bit on the
offensive boards," Davis said. "(The Gators) need to
find someone to box out, especially in the SEC. Not
taking away anything, from the games we're going
to be playing in the next couple of weeks, but you're
going to have to box out in the SEC. They just need to
find somebody and make a conscious effort to commu-
nicate on the floor."
Still, it didn't stop with just the rebounds.
While UF did force 23 turnovers and held Team adi-
das to 39.5 percent shooting from the field, the Gators
weren't even cose to mediocrity in those categories.
UF turned the ball over 22 times and shot 36.2 per-
"Having 22 turnovers isn't good, either," Peck
said. "We had some traveling calls where we tried to
force the ball to the post and telegraphed passes. We
have to do a better job of shot fakes and playing the
game instead of being so robotic."
POINT GUARD SHORTAGE: Having three talented
freshman point guards competing for
S the starting spot is enough to make
any coach salivate except when
two are stuck on the sidelines.
Basketball That was just the case Peck had to
deal'with, as Jennifer Mossor is out
for four weeks with a stress fracture in
her left foot. Peck then decided to rest LaToya Bullard
for precautionary reasons. Peck said Bullard will prac-
tice for two to three days at a time and then take a day
off. Bullard is still dealing with a back injury that forced
her to miss last season, and the freshman is also nurs-
ing her hamstring.
Peck has said that Mossor was the leading candi-
date for the starting spot.
However, with those injuries, it has left the door
open for Brittaney Thomas. While Thomas struggled
from the field going 1-for-8, she did have several plays
that showcased her athleticism. Thomas was aggres-
sive in a new UF running scheme and recorded three
steals in the loss.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
WR Boateng stabbed in dorm
UF wide receiver Nyan Boateng
was sijbed by UF student Shawna-
Kay Peterkin on Sunday afternoon
after the two had an argument, ac-
cording to police.
A UPD press release states that the
incident occurred at about 3:50 p.m.
at the Keys Residential Complex on
"Upon arrival, officers discovered
that Nyan Boateng and Shawna-Kay
Peterkin had been actively fighting,
and at some point Peterkin stabbed
Boateng in the leg with a small knife,"
the release said. -
The release added that Boateng re-
fused medical treatment for his minor
wound. However, Boateng has denied
he was injured to begin with.
The sophomore appeared com-
posed Monday afternoon when he
gave a different version of the story to
"People were saying I got stabbed.
- that didn't happen," Boateng said.
"It was just an argument I had with a
girl. There were just a lot of cops there,
and people were talking."
The UPD is still investigating
the reported aggravated battery, but
neither Boateng nor Peterkin have
pressed charges. According to the re-
lease, the two were referred to Student
"Sometimes you're at the wrong
place at the wrong time," said receiver
Andre Caldwell, one of Boateng's
three roommates. "That's what he was
the victim of."
According to a team statement,
Boateng has been temporarily sus-
pended from the Gators.
"Nyan has some issues he is deal-
ing with, and in the meantime he will
not participate in any team activities,"
UF sports information director Steve
Boateng has been recovering from
right ankle surgery. He underwent
surgery in late September, and the
original prognosis said he would re-
turn to the field in
four to five weeks.
UF wide receiv-
ers coach Billy
Boateng will rejoin
the team if he clears
his name of any
"As long as he
handles his business, I'll be there to
support him," Gonzales said.
GATORS SAVOR WIN: On Monday,
Coach Urban Meyer and the Gators
were still celebrating the Vanderbilt
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UF receiver Nyan Boateng runs 28 yards on a screen pass against Mis-
sissippi State in 200t. He is currently suspended from the team.
win that propelled them into the
Southeastern Conference title game.
"If you don't enjoy this win, they
kind of remember that during the 90-
degree summer workouts," he said.
Meyer said some of the players
did not understand the magnitude
of clinching the SEC East when they
heard about it Saturday night.
"The freshmen had no idea," he
said. "They're just trying to figure out
at what time (to see) their girlfriends
and when to shoot pool. But a bunch
of the old-guys called me at 11:30 that
night and it was real emotional."
MOUNTING INJURIES: Meyer revealed
that receiver Jemalle Cornelius has
suffered a sprained shoulder. He listed
the receiver at "50-50" for the South
Carolina game. Cornelius had already
been hobbled by a sore hamstring.
Freshman lineman Marcus Gilbert
(elbow) is not. game-ready, while
fellow freshman Maurice Hurt has
never fully recovered from off-season
knee surgery. Offensive linemen Steve
Rissler, Drew Miller and Jim Tartt are
all expected to play Saturday, despite
leg and ankle ailments.
"It's the year of the sprained
ankle," Meyer said. "The good thing
is that sprained ankles heal."
Receiver Percy Harvin (ankle) prac-
ticed at full speed Monday and should
return to his full role Saturday.
Alligator writer Joey Chindamo con-
tributed to this report.
Selfish Thomas lets
H e quit.
There isn't a nicer or simpler way to say it.
Things just got too hard for Marcus Thomas
to deal with harder than he was willing to deal with.
By missing a few drug prevention meetings and
skipping some 11 p.m. curfews, Thomas put himself
above his friends and teammates, leaving the Gators to
scramble and compensate for his absence for the third
and final time this year.
And it was all because of what he claimed was a
single night of smoking pot this summer.
Maybe it was just a single mistake, or maybe it wasn't,
but Thomas' selfish actions have left UFin the lurch after
it has tried so hard to protect him.
Don't forget, these are conditions that Thomas agreed
to in order to be allowed back on the team.
If the school-mandated guidelines for a second posi-
tive drug test were originally followed, Thomas would
have just now been returning from his suspension.
The university, however,
worked with him to allow
Thomas to return to the team if
he lived up to certain standards
S standards that were difficult
and rightfully so.
Dan Treat The coaching staff and admin-
Dan in Motion istration tried to get him back on
track, and he betrayed their trust.
email@example.com So while his teammates were
celebrating their first trip to
Atlanta in six years, Thomas wasn't a part of it.
He won't be there for the return of Steve Spurrier, one
final showdown with FSU, Senior Day or the push to get
to the national title game.
When Thomas did play this season, he was a force,
collecting 26 tackles and four sacks in just five games.
But his impact can't be measured simply in statistics.
All that pressure the Gators have been getting on op-
posing quarterbacks? A result of Thomas pushing up the
middle and collapsing.the pocket.
Those solo tackles by Brandon Siler and Earl Everett?
Thomas was double-teamed, freeing up the linebackers.
In short, the loss of Thomas is going to alter the make-
up of what could have been a defense for the ages.
Ray McDonald now has to play tackle instead of
defensive end, and true freshman Brandon Antwine is
forced into the lineup on a regular basis.
And after all Meyer has tried to do in the past two
years to change the culture of the football program,
winning the SEC East was coupled with the news of the
dismissal of one of the team's best players.
If you look at this year's team schedule poster,
Thomas' picture is right smack in the center.
He was even a captain against Georgia just days be-
fore his dismissal.
He could have been a great success story in his final
year of school and gone on to be a first-round pick in the
NFL Draft, and he still might be.
But on a Saturday when all should have been well
in the Gator Nation, Thomas made himself the Face of
Florida Football for all the wrong reasons.
IUF libero Elyse Cusack was named the American
Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the
Week on Monday. She is the first UF player to win the
award since 2000, and she is just the second libero to
win theaward in its 14-year history.
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Today's question: Which UF reserve receiver will Percent(Votes)
have the biggest role next season? (Cast your vote Thomas 47% (289)
online on alligatorSports.org.) Hetland 27% (169)
Leak 23% (144)
Monday's question: Who has been the most disap- Moore 2% (14)
pointing player on UF's football team? (See right for Harris 1% (5)