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Crist, Nelson win
Charlie Crist will govern
Florida. Sen. Bill Nelson wins
handily. See story, pg. 8.
Democrats take House
Dems will rule for the first time
in 12 years, led by first female
speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Incumbents hang on
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Joe
Lieberman and Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger keep seats.
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
and CHAD SMITH
UF may charge incoming freshmen and
transfer students $1,000 more per year
as part of a new plan proposed by UF
President Bernie Machen, who is making an
unprecedented move to make students pay
more without hiking tuition or fees.
Machen discussed the new program,
called the Academic
at a public forum before
Tuesday's Student Senate
meeting. The program
would charge new stu-
dents more money, but it
would not be designated
Machen as "tuition" or a "fee,"
meaning neither the
Bright Futures Scholarship Program nor the
Florida Prepaid College Plan would cover
Funds collected through Machen's plan,
which would require the approval of the
Florida Board of Governors and the Florida
Legislature, would go toward hiring 200
new faculty members and 100 academic
advisers over four years. The program
would be phased in over four years for all
undergraduates in-state, out-of-state and
international by charging each incoming
If students qualify for federal need-based
financial aid, they will not have to pay the
new charge, Machen said. The additional
charge would be included in the federal
government's calculations for student aid,
so more students could be eligible. Less
than 40 percent of UF's student body now
receives need-based aid, Machen said.
He estimated the program would raise
SEE CHARGE, PAGE 9
Mitchell (right) and
Newton will provide
a change of pace
similar to Chris
Leak and Tim
Tebow when South
Carolina plays UF.
See story, pg. 20.
Andrea Morales/ Alligator Start
Sadie Darnell hugs a supporter following the announcement of her victory in the
Alachua County sheriff race Tuesday evening at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Alachua voted mostly Democrat
Florida's next governor, Charlie
Crist, hugs his mother, Nancy, as he
waits for results in St. Petersburg.
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By DREW HARWELL
and DOMINICK TAO
Republican Charlie Crist willbe Florida's
next governor, voters decided in the general
Crist, the state's attorney general and
a Florida State University graduate, won
about 52 percent of Florida's votes against
Democrat and UF graduate Jim Davis.
Almost half of Alachua County's 148,000
registered voters went to the polls Tuesday.
Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson won
the U.S. Senate race against Republican
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supporters gathered in several ,
spots around Gainesville on
Tuesday evening to await the
final outcome as precinct
reports trickled in for local and
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Katherine Harris with about 61 percent of
Local voters decided Democrat Sadie
Darnell would become the next Alachua
County sheriff. The former Gainesville
Police Department spokeswoman earned
about 63 percent of the
Elections county's votes.
Uu Darnell's campaign
staff had rented the
Hippodrome Theatre's cash bar and cinema
and turned the ground floor into a victory
Inside the theater at about 8:30 p.m., the
seats were filled and eyes were trained on a
SEE ELECTION, PAGE 10
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Reitz Union Colonnade, 10 a.m.
Intellectual Ink Publications
will sell the organization's pri-
mary publication, "The Black
RecSports on the Plaza
Plaza of the Americas, 11 a.m.
Department of Recreational
Sports hosts pickup games, in-
cluding tug-of-war, four square,
kickball and beanbag toss.
Tuition Task Force Committee
Orange and Brew, noon
Student Government ad
hoc committee discusses UF
President Bernie Machen's plan
to raise tuition.
Levin College of Law, Room
The Center for the Study of Race
and Race Relations, the Black
Law .Students Association and
the Criminal Law Association
co-sponsor a lecture by crimi-
nal justice activist Joyce Ann
American Indian Performance
Reitz Union Auditorium, 6
Mark Tayac and the Piscataway
Indian Nation Singers &
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
Student Government hosts an
event to increase awareness of
the racial and cultural discrimi-
nation that still exists in today's
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Mercury crossing sun
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Attendees will be able to
catch a free glimpse of the
planet Mercury's transit of the
Telescopes will be set up near
Building X, 3000 NW 83rd St.,
next to the SFCC Police Station
on the Northwest Campus.
"We will see the small, dark
dot of Mercury start its journey
across the face of the sun, and
we will be able to track it until
the sun sets in the trees, about
an hour after Mercury passes
the midpoint of its path," SFCC
astronomy professor Sally
Hoffman said in a press release.
Attendees are encouraged
to arrive early if they have their
own equipment and to bring a
camera if they wish to take their
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sor Adrian Roitberg. He taught
Argentinean students in Buenos
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UF sustainability efforts extend to old electronics
By LUKE CHRISTAKIS
Alligator Contributing Writer
With sustainability on the
brain, one UF department uses
broken and unused electronic
equipment to help make the cam-
By controlling the univer-
sity's supply of broken and
unused computers, UF's Asset
Management Services reduces
electronic equipment waste and
saves the school money.
Asset Management helps the
university cut down on waste
by acquiring unused computers
from all over campus and do-
nating them to departments that
"A department will find that
they no longer need a computer,"
said Amanda Jobes, the assistant
controller for Asset Management.
"We circulate the computer until
nobody wants it."
The focus is on sustaining re-
sources, she said.
Because departments do not
pay for the computers they get
from Asset Management, the
university also saves money on
machines. The program offers
an alternative to buying new
Our society is kind of y of cannibalization, unused
grammed to buy, buy, buy."
the assistant controller for Asset
"Our society is kind of pro-
grammed to buy, buy, buy," Jobes
Broken computers are either
repaired and entered back into
circulation, or stripped so that
functional parts can be reused in
repairing and building machines.
However, even with the effi-
broken parts are common.
"If it's not useable we send it
to recycling," Jobes said.
Electronics recycling firms
take the old and broken equip-
ment and strip it for sellable
Computers considered too old
for use at the university are auc-
tioned on the Asset Management
Web site, Jobes said.
Students can also help prevent
electronic waste from piling up.
Manufacturers such as Apple,
Dell and Hewlett-Packard have
programs to help customers re-
cycle old computers.
There's more to sustainabil-
ity than just recycling properly,
By bringing a desktop com-
puter to college instead of a
laptop, students can save money
and reduce waste. Desktops are
generally cheaper, and their parts
can be more easily reused.
Freshman Kelly Tran learned
about the advantages of desktop
computers from her father, who
repairs broken machines as a
hobby, Tran said.
"Usually he'll fix them and
pass them along," Tran said.
Student Senate rejects bill for better Cingular service
STUDENTS RARELY REPORT THEIR
ISSUES WITH CELL PHONE SERVICE.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
After fierce debate, a resolution encourag-
ing Cingular Wireless to improve its service
and coverage was voted down by the Student
Senate on Tuesday night.
The resolution called Cingular's service
on the UF campus "unacceptable" and cited
problems students experience, such as error
A resolution is a piece of legislation that
simply recognizes an important student issue
- it does not take any action.
The legislation mentioned two incentives
for Cingular to improve its service, argu-
ing that UF's student population represents
a "great number of present and potential
customers" and that most students use cell
phones as their only means of phone com-
Sen. Gavin Baker said the resolution was
well-meant but misguided.
"If you have a problem with (Cingular),
then switch," he said.
But Sen. Lindsey Johns
Student said switching companies
beilWRBeiWtt can be pricey, and many
students can't switch be-
cause they're on family service plans.
Sen. Jordan Loh, who wrote the resolu-
tion, said one of the biggest complaints he
heard from students while campaigning for
office was poor reception and dropped calls
by Cingular. He also told senators there were
numerous groups on Facebook.com "decrying
Loh also said when he spoke to representa-
tives at the company, they said the problem is
that students rarely report their issues with
Still, Sen. J. Clayton Brett said that "just
because it's a nuisance doesn't mean it's a
nuisance of Student Government"
Earlier in the meeting, student lawmakers
also passed bills allocating money to three
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After theft deals him lemons, seller makes lemonade
* THE LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR'S
STAND WAS STOLEN THIS WEEK.
By LAURA NOVETZKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
What was once a man's source of income
is now a vacant spot outside of his home in
the Student Ghetto. Gabriel Galvin, 26, woke
up Sunday morning to find his handcrafted
lemonade stand stolen.
Galvin believes it was stolen by local kids
as a prank. He did not call the police and
said he finds the whole thing very amusing.
"They probably have it just sitting in
their backyard and are laughing about the
whole thing," said Galvin.
The stand weighed about 150 pounds, so
it would have been very difficult to move.
Despite the theft, Galvin plans to con-
tinue his lemonade business.
"I was planning on taking down the
stand anyways," he said. "I wanted to build
a new one."
Customers of Gabe's Fresh Lemonade
were upset by news of the theft.
"It's so great that he comes out here ev-
ery day and does this," said SFCC student
David Thomas. "It's a shame that somebody
would do that."
Galvin opened his stand about six
months ago to raise money for a new elec-
tronic keyboard. Though far from his goal,
Galvin is committed to the
GainesVile He has always had a
fascination with building,
so he constructed a portable cart that he can
"I want to start selling hot treats down-
town after the clubs get out," Galvin said.
"I am going to make it so I can tow the cart
on my bike and ride around and sell it that
Now that it is getting cooler, he plans to
sell hot chocolate, coffee and apple cider to
Gainesville's party scene.
Galvin is also a photographer, painter
and musician in The Gabe Galvin Orchestra.
He's merged his entrepreneurial skills with
his art, selling his own line of neckties and
messenger bags at his shows.
"I moved to Gainesville because it was
inexpensive to live," he said. "It is one of the
few places I could get away with not having
a full-time job."
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Study: 'Freshman 15'
leaner than predicted
By LINDSAY HUBBARD
Alligator Contributing Writer
The "Freshman 15" has gone
on a diet.
Studies show that enter-
ing college students gain just
over half that amount, accord-
ing to researchers at Brown
University Medical School. The
results have been coined the
USA Today reported that
first-year college students who
give into the temptation of un-
limited and unsupervised food
choices can see the gradual
weight gain a weight gain
that Brown University research-
ers said continues into the
But more than just food is
to blame for the lost waistlines
and increased inches on stu-
dents, according to Lisa Roth,
a nutritionist at UF's GatorWell
Health Promotion Services.
"Game weekends play a role,
too," she said. "The amount of
extra calories from alcohol can
Researchers have recently
led two of the largest and lon-
gest weight-gain studies ever
completed on college students.
The first involved 382 fresh-
man students at Brown, 40 per-
cent of whom were male.
Participants in the study
were measured at the beginning
of the fall semester and at its
end. They were measured again
after the holiday break and at
the end of their freshman year
The study showed that men
on average gained 5.6 pounds
- exactly 2 pounds more than
the average woman.
The second.study, involving
907 students 55 percent of
whom were male was done
in the same fashion at Purdue
This time they were also
weighed at the end of their
Men and women both aver-
aged a 7.8-pound increase by
the end of the first semester, in
most cases a significant drop
from the rumored 15 pounds.
But this paled in comparison to
the next year's findings.
By their sophomore year,
males weighed, on average,
9.5 pounds more than when
they first stepped onto campus,
proving that the "Sophomore 2
or 3" is not a legend.
"In the dining halls
... you're in charge of
Gator Dining Services
marketing program manager
USA Today proposed dining
hall food as a possible cause
and stated that the students
want to test their newfound
independence on the variety of
food products offered at dining
Jill Rodriguez, marketing
program manager of Gator
Dining Services at UF, disagrees
that dining halls are to blame
for the weight gain.
"In the dining halls,"
Rodriguez said, "one of the ad-
vantages is that you're in charge
of portion control."
She said students should
consider purchasing a meal
membership with a declining
With the declining balance
option, students decide how
much money they want to
deposit into an account that al-
lows them to eat anywhere on
campus with the scan of their
Gator 1 Card.
Erin Kilfoile, 21, a senior at
UF, said it has a lot to do with
your peers and who you hang
"If you're in the 'going out'
group, you're going to want to
look good," Kilfoile said. "And
if people are giving you posi-
tive feedback, you're going to
want to keep it up."
Chen Wang/ Alligator
Count 'em up
Roy Geiersbach, inspector of the voting Precinct 31, counts the first set of the votes with clerk
Grace Nelson on Tuesday night at Reitz Union's Rion Ballroom after the polls closed. _Demo-
cratic candidates took most seats in Alachua County.
Undergrads research medical diet
* STUDENT TEAMS WORK
DIRECTLY WITH PATIENTS.
By DOMINIQUE McPHERSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
Some say she's too young to
be working with chronically ill
But for 19-year-old Sunina
Nathoo, working with children
who have epilepsy is all in a day's
work at Shands after going to all
her morning classes, that is.
At an early stage in their aca-
demic career, a team of undergrad-
uates called the KetoGators work
directly with epileptic patients at
Shands to learn valuable research
"It's very empowering to know
that at such a young age I have
these responsibilities," Nathoo
Nathoo, a microbiology and cell
science major, has been part of the
team for a year, working with chil-
dren receiving special therapy to
help control epileptic seizures.
Epilepsy is a disorder that inter-
rupts the normal electrical activity
of the brain, causing seizures.
The KetoGators. monitor the
progress of children on ketogenic
diets ones very high in fats and
very low in carbohydrates.
Such a diet begins with no food
for 24 hours, which forces the body
to switch into starvation mode and
bum stored fat for energy. Because
the diet is low in car-
Student bohydrates, the pa-
tient's body continues
burning fat around the
clock for energy.
Doctors do not know why a diet
that mimics starvation can lower
the number of seizures a child has.
"We don't know how the diet
works, but if it's enough to affect
seizures, it's enough to do other
harm," Nathoo said.
The undergraduates track sei-
zure activity and gather data about
The data are entered into a
database in order to analyze the
diet's benefits and side effects.
Many of the patients and their
families come from out of town,
and the KetoGators also provide
a support system for them, keep-
ing the families updated on their
children's progress through phone
calls, letters and e-mails.
The KetoGator Team is part of
a greater undergraduate research
team called the InvestiGators.
Under the guidance of Peggy
Borum, a human nutrition pro-
fessor at UF, the undergraduate
researchers are given the oppor-
tunity to learn in a real-world
The undergraduates chosen to
be participate on the research team
must devote 15-to 20 hours a week
for a minimum of one school year.
"We choose the students who
are very mature, willing to work
hard and passionate about their
desire to help people," Borum
Students who meet eligibility
requirements can apply for spots
on the team in Spring.
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Democrats must govern,
not just criticize
After months of hand-shaking and baby-kissing, a
handful of underwhelming debates, and $3 billion of
nasty campaign ads, election season is finally over.
Good riddance, we say. The results are in, and they're no
As expected, Charlie Crist will be the next governor of
Florida meaning that by the time they graduate, in-state
freshmen at UF will have spent the latter half of their lives
under a Republican governor. Yikes. Let's hope Crist's last-
second change of heart on the FCAT was more than just po-
litical pandering, or your little brothers and sisters could be
in for a rough high school experience.
Unlike his fellow conservatives, Crist seems to have won
by distancing himself from the Bush administration. In fact,
he stood up the president at a Monday campaign rally. Good
Sen. Bill Nelson will spend the next six years the same
way he spent the last six in the U.S. Senate, bragging
about his career as an astronaut. Katherine Harris, mean-
while, can finally go back to her home planet. We'll miss
It's heartening to know that even in Florida the home
of hanging chads, Terri Schiavo and political dysfunction
of all kinds Harris' farcical campaign was too much for
most voters. Slowly but surely, our faith in democracy is on
Unfortunately, the rest of the Senate was still too close
to call at press time. It could be days or even weeks be-
fore an official tally emerges. In the meantime, the current
Republican majority may vote to confirm U.N. Ambassador
John Bolton who famously said, "There is no such thing
as the United Nations." He's a real charmer.
It's not so bad, though. Democrats took control of the
House of Representatives for the first time since 1994, when
former Speaker Newt Gingrich launched the conservative
"Contract With America." That means Rep. Nancy Pelosi
will become the country's first female speaker and third
in line for the presidency. It's a historic achievement.
But now, Democrats must do more than just criticize the
administration. The burden of government part of it,
anyway is on their shoulders, and the next few months
will define how voters see the Democratic Party for years
to come. Either make good on those campaign promises or
forget about taking the White House in 2008.
What will a Democratic House mean for young people?
Glad you asked. A higher minimum wage, more federal stu-
dent aid and lower interest rates for student loans if the
Democrats keep their promises, that is. They campaigned on
new ideas, and now it's time to follow through.
That goes for ethics, too. Liberal candidates succeeded
in painting the GOP as the party of corruption which is
fair, because it is the party of corruption. But now the new
Democratic leadership has to avoid even the appearance of
impropriety or be branded as hypocrites. It's the only way to
turn this year's Democratic wave into permanent reform.
But for now, we're happy to see some change any
change on Capitol Hill. From Iraq to the flooded streets
of New Orleans, the status quo just wasn't working out.
Hopefully, Democrats and Republicans can set aside their
differences and govern together.
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SG's missteps eclipse real successes
considering the number of people who read the
Alligator, you'd think more students would have
shown up for Thursday's town hall forum. Oh
well your loss if you missed it.
One key talking point was the Alligator's tendency to
bash Student Government. Apparently, some people feel
the bad things we say about SG not only overshadow its
accomplishments, but discourage students from getting
involved on campus.
To the latter criticism, I say people are apathetic
because they're lazy and obviously don't give a damn
about their best interests not because they're being
"scared away" by newspaper columns. Don't palm stu-
dents' shortcomings off on the Alligator.
But as for the part about overshadowing SG's more
productive actions, perhaps there's room for discussion.
SFirst of all, I agree with what was said at the forum -
that the Alligator is no one's "cheerleading squad." It's
true that some good things about SG go unmentioned.
The problem is that SG does so many unnecessary and
downright stupid things that these things often over-
shadow the good things it does for students.
But as a friend of mine mentioned, while SG has its
flaws, would you really prefer UF to control that $12 mil-
lion pie? I'd rather not even think about it.
Yes, SG is aloof. Yes, our representatives are barely
visible except during elections. But they're still the clos-
est thing we have to a voice in how the university oper-
ates. If it weren't for SG, UF would be vastly different.
There's no doubt about that.
It'd probably be less student-friendly, as all decisions
concerning what we want would be made by people old
enough to be our parents or grandparents, in some
cases. I find it hard to imagine
UF's administration bringing in
S good entertainment, for example.
-*! Granted, I haven't been here
i at UF very long. But I do pay at-
Dan Burroughs tention to things. And from what
Dan Demands I've seen so far, the problem with
SG the main one, anyway is
that it takes itself way too. serious-
ly. Don't get me wrong. A $12 mil-
lion budget is nothing to sneeze at, and a certain level of
maturity is a must. But let's keep things in perspective.
Contrary to popular belief, SG is not a real political
body. Unfortunately, its members haven't quite figured
that out and so they act like real congressmen, bureau-
cracy in tow. But it shouldn't be like that, nor was it ever
meant to be.
All student governments are simply ways to better re-
lationfs between students and administrations, while tak-
ing a load off the administration's shoulders. We like UF
better because they let us handle our own extracurricular
affairs, and UF enjoys the reduced workload.
.So what should be done about SG? Well, like I've said
a million times before, the first step to improvement is for
more people to actually give a damn.
When that happens, SG will need to realize that it is
no different from the organizations it governs. Then its
members can stop pretending to be congressmen and
stop doing what real congressmen do shady stuff. SG
is a -wonderful tool. The question is. whether students
will make sure it's used properly;
Daniel Burroughs is a philosophy freshman. His column
appears on Wednesdays.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Will Demo- Tuesday's question: Should UF
crats in Congress force the White increase the College of Liberal
House to change its Iraq policy? Arts and Sciences' budget?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
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Iraq war about power, not human rights
In his Monday column, Gerald Liles
called Saddam Hussein a tyrant. Fair enough.
But how many other tyrants are out there?
Regimes in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo, for example, have been murdering
people for years but will we invade central
Africa in the name of world peace? I doubt it.
In fact, George.W. Bush wouldn't touch
Africa with a 20-foot stick. Why? Because
there's no oil, no energy and, above all, no
American interest there. So let's cut the talk
about creating democracy and eradicating
weapons of mass destruction, OK? The people
just don't believe it.
Republicans distorted Kerry comment
In his Monday column; Gerald Liles' point
concerning Sen. John Kerry was extremely
misleading. The senator told a crowd of col-
lege students, "(If) you study hard, you do
your homework and you make an effort to be
smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get
stuck in Iraq." But what he meant-to say was
"you get us stuck in Iraq just ask President
It was a joke. The GOP knew what he
meant but intentionally misrepresented
Kerry's jab at the president as an attack on the
military all to divert attention from such is-
sues as the Foley scandal.
As former Republican Rep. Dick Armey
said, "It's pretty standard-fare political dis-
course. You misconstrue what somebody
said. You isolate a statement, you lend your
interpretation to it and then you feign moral
Preacher needlessly attacks Krishnas
As a fourth-year graduate student, I've
witnessed countless examples of free speech
- many involving religion on Turlington
Plaza and the Plaza of the Americas around
lunchtime. Since I believe spirituality is per-
sonal, I usually disregard the debates and con-
tinue with my day. But Tuesday was different.
After finishing my daily Krishna Lunch,
I noticed Joey Johnsen on the grass taking a
sip from his "W '04" Nalgene bottle evi-
dently, Jesus votes Republican. Johnsen faced
the Krishna group and the dedicated patrons
who enjoy their charming smiles and warm
food every day, and began reading the entire
Gospel of John. Noticing Johnsen's intent, I
walked up to him and asked, "May I speak
with you?" His reply to me was, "I'm busy."
Really, Joey? Was Jesus too busy to feed to the
hungry? No, he fed them.
But for some reason, Johnsen continued to
attack one of the most affable groups on cam-
pus. The Krishnas' mission, in part, is to feed
the world both physically and spiritually.
They're not pushy about their faith, but always
willing to discuss it. Unfortunately, Johnsen's
religious dogma rejects the eclectic group of
students that make up this university
Card transcended partisan mudslinging
Contrary to some of the sentiments ex-
pressed in the aftermath of Andrew Card's
Wednesday speech at UF, George W. Bush's
former chief of staff did everyone a great
service by avoiding partisan issues in his
talk. Card was in a unique position to witness
history during his tenure in the White House
- and he offered a perspective about the past
few years that few, if any, are capable of.
If you want to know how he and other
Republicans feel about the issues, all you have
to do is turn on the TV, listen to the debates,
or go online. I thought Card did an excellent
job of talking about the ways Americans are
united in our belief in democracy and each
other, rather than focusing on the increasing
amount of ways we're divided.
Amid a negative election cycle, Card's
speech was above partisan bickering. We
should all be grateful for that.
Promoting abstinence a worthy goal
I chuckled through most of Friday's Darts
& Laurels, but the DART thrown at the Bush
administration for promoting abstinence was
undeserved. Abstinence-only sex education
programs won't change anything, but I com-
mend the motive behind it which is where
the DART was principally aimed.
There are far worse things than waiting
until age 38 to lose your virginity including
sexually transmitted diseases and untimely
pregnancies. Abstinence is the only method
proven to prevent these outcomes 100 percent
of the time.
As hard as the wait may be, sex is most en-
joyable and meaningful with a man or woman
who you love enough to warrant a lifelong
commitment. Bush has never fought in a war,
so I don't trust him to run one effectively. But
he has been married for nearly 30 years, so I
trust him on this.
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Machen proposal would thwart political obstacles to raise revenue
CHARGE, from page 1
between $25 million and $35 mil-
lion for UF over its first four years.
He told the approximately 300
people at the forum that he wants
the money to be funneled toward
UF's neediest colleges.
But officials haven't decided
how the money will be allocated to
Still, the university will be
"totally transparent" in decid-
ing what's done with the money,
The new plan wasn't created as a
result of the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences' budget crisis, he said
in an interview Tuesday afternoon.
It has been on his mind for the past
Machen said he's open to stu-
dent input regarding the plan, but
UF ably won't
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it will be implemented until May,
when the current legislative session
"I wouldn't be sticking my neck
out and going through with all this
trouble unless I thought I had a
chance," he said.
At the forum, he said he has
Chen Wang/ Alligator
UF President Bernie Machen answers audience questions about a
new charge for incoming students at the Reitz Union Auditorium on
received some cues from legislators
that they will support the program,
but he said, "It's a long walk yet."
Machen's advisers "don't want
to call it a fee, and they don't want
to call it tuition, so we're calling
it a program," Machen told the
Alligator on Tuesday.
The plan probably has a better
chance of passing the Legislature
if its not labeled as a tuition cost,
since tuition control has been a divi-
sive issue in Tallahassee for years.
Even if his program is approved,
Machen said he will continue to
lobby for higher tuition and con-
trol over undergraduate, in-state
tuition. That rate is currently set by
Since he took over as president
almost three years ago, Machen has
tried several avenues to gain more
resources for UF, but he said he has
consistently met with opposition.
The Florida Legislature is reluctant
to raise tuition significantly because
it could strain the Bright Futures
and Prepaid programs.
UF ranks last in tuition costs
among peer institutions across the
nation. Machen estimated that UF
falls between $125 million and $175
million behind those schools in op-
"This state deserves a top-tier
university," he said.
The new program's money will
not close the gap between UF and
its peers, he said at the forum.
"But it will make a dent in it,"
The additional funds, he said,
would go toward hiring new fac-
ulty members in key courses and
reducing UF's overall faculty-stu-
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Machen's proposal would raise freshman tuition by $500 a semester
Current out-of- With plan
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tor holding UF back in U.S. News
.& World Report's rankings of top
All professors' hired through
the new program would be on
a tenure track, and most would
probably be hired in CLAS, the
Warrington College of Business,
the College of Agriculture and
Life -Sciences and the College of
Engineering. These colleges make
up 70 percent 'of undergraduate
student credit hours.
Machen said he expects the
state to help pay for buildings for
new faculty members, because
lawmakers have been supportive
of UF construction projects in the
Jasmine Brown, an English
junior who attended the forum,
said she worries there are some
students who don't have need-
Jennifer LaBrie/ Alligator Staff
based aid, but might not be able to
handle the extra expense.
Student Senate President Josh
Weiss, who was also at the forum,
said he feels it's necessary for UF
to "expand its resource base, but
I think it's important we evaluate
all our options before nickel-and-
diming our students."
Student Government will host a
forum Nov. 21 for students to dis-
cuss and more ask questions about
the plan, Student Body President
John Boyles said after Machen's
"This is all very new," Boyles
said. "I'd like to see what concerns
He said students want more
faculty interaction, smaller classes
and a better advising system, but
he added, "We want to make sure
we're not doing this to the detri-
ment of our students."
10, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,2006
Civic-minded students keep vigil over election results
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
Members of the College
Democrats met at the Gainesville
Ale House to wait for the election
results, while Republican sup-
porters attended a private party
where they shared shots with
Charlie Crist and Jim Davis
posters welcomed about 25
friends and enemies to law
school student Tommy Jardon's
Elections in downtown
is Republican, he opened the door
of his two-story apartment to
friends sporting "Davis-Jones '06"
stickers and blue shirts.
"Oh, God bless you," said
Ryan Nelson, an economics se-
nior, as more Democrats walked
through the door.
He was the first Democrat in
the apartment, and he was wor-
ried he would be the only one
The students cheered and
booed at Fox's and MSNBC's out-
come projections, which were dis-
played on Jardon's 60-inch wide-
screen TV. For every Democratic
candidate ahead in the projec-
tions, Republican supporters ate
a red vodka Jell-O shot. Then a
different race was shown, and
Democratic supporters downed
their share of blue shots.
Students walked to the kitchen
,to serve themselves fruit punch
and pour Yuengling Light from
the keg into color-coded cups.
By 9 p.m., voices got louder as
people began using any excuse to
"Let's drink a shot for John
Kennedy," Jardon said after dis-
cussing Kennedy's presidency.
Earlier in the evening, Nelson
promised to go streaking and con-
vert to Scientology if Katherine
Harris was elected to the U.S.
Jardon said he would run na-
ked with him. As of press time,
Harris was losing and both were
At the Gainesville Ale House,
College Democrats were having a
more mellow evening.
Drinks could be spotted on
the five tables they occupied, but
most were nonalcoholic.
Allison Riggs was enjoying
her first meal of the day a pork
sandwich and french fries. She
had been helping the Davis cam-
paign for most of the day.
As the TV showed Democratic
candidate Jim Davis several
percentage points behind his op-
ponent Republican Charlie Crist,
Riggs said she was disappointed
.but not shocked.
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Tobi Butensky, a local Democrat, hugs Law School Democrats President Sean Lebowitz while watching
the election results with fellow member Allison Riggs and other Democrats on Tuesday night at the
Gainesville Ale House.
Psychology junior David
Lebowitz was celebrating his
20th birthday with the College
Democrats. He said he was happy "I'm here to watch the results,
to share his celebration with elec- and I'm celebrating both special
days," he said.
Local, state winners gather with supporters to celebrate election victories
ELECTION from page 1
black-and-white projection of election results.
A four-piece band complete with mando-
lin, banjo, upright bass and guitar provided
music for Damell's post-election party.
"Election Day is done. The votes have all
been cast," sung the band. "It looks to me like
Sadie has soundly beat some ass."
Damell's supporters included her twin
sister, Norma Jean, who wore a name tag that
read "not Sadie."
After it was clear Darnell wouldbe Alachua
County's next sheriff, she stood on the steps of
the Hippodrome and tried to answer ques-
tions-from a line of reporters. It was difficult
because every few seconds, somebody would
run up to Damell and hug her.
After the interviews, she and her support-
ers marched down Southeast First Street to
the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections
Office, cheering and holding signs.
Even with most precincts reporting in
- and his opponent beating him by a two-to-
one margin sheriff candidate Emery Gainey
did not immediately concede.
"The party here's great, the people are
great," Gainey said. "We'll just wait and see."
Gainey's party was inside the 43rd Street
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
The theme was green and gold the col-
ors of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
As Gainey waited for the final numbers to
come in, some of his supporters, despite the
festive atmosphere, were not as optimistic.
"It doesn't look good not good," one
supporter said as she checked election results
on a laptop at about 7:45 p.m.
Though Democrat David Bruderly won
the county's vote for U.S. Congress by about 5
percent, about 60 percent of the total vote went
to Republican incumbent Cliff Steams.
Bruderly blamed several media outlets
for censoring remarks he made at a debate
that Steams didn't attend and the country's
Democratic Party for not giving him enough
campaign funds. His funds were about $8,000,
while Steams' totaled about $2.3 million.
"They got me with this big red stamp that
says Tm a loser,'" he said. "They handicapped
me from the beginning."
He said he was unsure whether he would
run for the position a fourth time.
Republican Bill McCollum won the state's
attorney general position with about 52 per-
cent of the vote.
Former bank manager and Democrat Alex
Sink won the state's chief financial officer posi-
tion with about 54 percent of the vote.
Democrats took both County Commission
seats, with Lee Pinkoson earning about 65 per-
cent and Cynthia Chestnut about 62 percent.
Pinkoson's election-night gathering was
more like a fiesta. Dozens of his friends, family
and supporters crammed into the bar area of
the Las Margaritas restaurant off Northwest
43rd Street to watch results roll in on a large
projection TV and 36-inch LCD flat screen.
As waiters handed out green margaritas
beneath Corona banners, Pinkoson insisted
his guests try the taco buffet.
Meanwhile, Chestnut watched results
and talked to supporters at the Supervisor of
"The people have spoken resoundingly,"
She celebrated her victory downtown at
Liquid Ginger with about 50 supporters.
"I eat here at least once a week," Chestnut
said. She usually gets the No. 8 special.
Even though he lost significantly,
Chestnut's opponent and independent con-
servative Lloyd Bailey spent his Tuesday
night as usual having a drink with friends
at the Gainesville Golf and Country Club's
"The people have spoken
Although disappointed, Bailey, a local
scuba shop owner, kept his sense of humor.
"I have met a lot of very nice people," he
said, "and I need them to come take scuba les-
sons from me so I can pay my taxes, which will
surely increase now."
Chestnut's stepson, Democrat Charles
Chestnut, won a seat in the state House of
Representatives with about 64 percent of the
Chestnut, along with family, friends and
campaign supporters, went to Dragonfly
Sushi & Sake Co. to celebrate his sizable vic-
tory over Republican Cain Davis.
In the race for state senator, Republican
candidate Steve Oelrich beat incumbent Ed
Jennings Jr. with about 54 percent of the vote.
At the Supervisor of Elections office, sup-
porters and candidates gathered to cheer on
their favorite candidates.
A large projection screen and several TVs
projected the county's results while people
crowded the commissioners' seats to watch
Republican Charles Bronson won the com-
missioner of agriculture race with 57 percent
of the vote.
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2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES -**
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Luxury Across from UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
There's no place like home!
Make us yours!
1 BR*2BR*3BR TH*Fur. Avail.
*Close to UF!*Leasing for Spring!*335-4455
HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
Spring Leases Available
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Roommate match!All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools;
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1, 2, & 3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
S For Rent
U l unfurnished
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college eperherice
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
ATTENTION APARTMENT SHOPPERS!
Great bargains on 1BR units!
$100 off first month's rent!!
Great location, price & size!
Only a few left! Ask about other specials!
Call today! 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
414's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!L
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
352-332-7401 12-6-72-2 '
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
NW6th St 375-7104 11-20-61-2
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
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NANTUCKET WALK BIVENS ARM SOUTH
Walk to UF 3BR/2BA, 1787 sq ft over-looking pool with
Luxury 212 condos lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108
MODEL NOW OPEN 11-16-10-2'
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW 3rd Place & 14th Street SPACIOUS 1 BR APT
www.nantucketwalk.com Ceiling fans, large yard, quiet. $460/mo. Incl
386-462-7179 water & sewer No do s Ist last sec 378-FI
Leasing Luxury 1/1 for Springl
Close to campus*Great prices! 367-9910
Aspen Ridge Apartments
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
Individual Leases; Furniture Packages Incl.
Washer/Dryer; FREE Hi-Speed Intemet;
Every Unit is an End Unit
Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-3
701 SW62nd Blvd. 373-6330
LUXURY TOWNHOUSES AT GREENS
2/2.5, spacious unit in gated 'community.
Golf & country club, W/D, alarm, garage. Pet
friendly. Rent starts @ $995/mo. Call 352-
"HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE*
1BR/1BA big rooms water/sewer/trash incl,
onsite laundry. Close to UF w/free parking.
AVAILABLE NOW $584 Call after 5:00 or Iv
msg 937-239-0098 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.
Kristcr 332-5030 11-17-20-2
BIKE TO UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/gym
Unit is 1 year new. Move in Jan '07
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 11-17-20-2
$700/mo. First, last & $200 sec. Call 352-
378-9220 or 352-213-3901 11-20-20-2
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS OR
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean. Good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units or
call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
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
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
S For Rent
1216 NW 16th Ave. 1100 sq ft. Brick home.
Upgraded kitchen, central H & AC, restored
wood flors. 2BR/1BA. $780/mo. 1 yr lease.
First & last + $200 dep. Available now[ Call
338-1222 during day. 373-2761 evening.
I ll Subleases
2BR house, ceramic tile throughout, cent
A/H, enclosed patio, avail now. $650
edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
Spacious 4BR/2BA house. Avail immediately.
Nice neighborhood. Bike to UF. Fenced
backyard. All new appliances. Wood floors.
$1275/mo. Call 727-808-2388 11-13-5-2
1BR/1BA for rent immediately. Nice neigh-
borhood. Bike to UF. Perfect for Grad
student. $425/mo W/D, water included. 727-
COLLEGE PARK APT
Private, spacious 1/1 avail Jan. <5 min walk
to UF campus. Utilities incl. $689/mo. Pets
ok. Call 813-695-2459 11-30-16-2
2BR/2BA apt. Avail. Jan 1st. Newly renovat-
ed. Close to campus on #13 bus rte. $799/
mo. 352-327-1697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
W/D, mirrored wall, 10' ceiling, 2BR/2BA, SW
27th St. $760/mo. 352-317-8150. Like new
Magnolia ManorApts. 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. $1275/mo
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 11-21-
Spaciuos 4/3 in NW Gainesville.
2160 sq. ft. Wood & tile flooring.
2 Car garage 4 miles from campus
$2000/mo + sec deposit.
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1 BR apt w/pvt courtyard shaded
by large oak trees in quiet professional
complex. Pets arranged. Rent starting at
$435/mo. Call 352-377-2150 please Iv mssg.
WALK TO UF
TAYLOR SQUARE APTS.
621 SW 10th St. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Rent incl hi-spd internet, W/D, etc. $1200/
mo. Call 692-4066 12-6-18-2
BRANDYWINE 34th & Archer
2BR/2BA. 1200 Sq ft. Very clean. Covered
porch w/tile floor. Excellent poolview. For info
or appt. Call 352-260-7139' 11-15-5-2
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U l Subleases
Sublease at Lexington Crossing
Move in Now 1 BR/1BA in 2/2.
$520 mo Dec/06 thru July/07. All
utils incl November paid. 284-6780 11-20-
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
1BR/1BA 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. email@example.com, 407-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA University Club Apts.
Avail spring & summer. $415/mo utils vary &
not incl. Call 305-609-9651. Females only.
$375 a month 1BR available in a 2BR/1BA
house. CLOSE TO UF. 5 BLOCKS! Available
from Jan until July 2007. Call 813-777-7903
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Exclusive all-women's building. -Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
1BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
SUNRISE APTS 1BR/1BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
Available for sublease @ Courtyard Apts.
Call 904-864-0213 for details. 11-8-9-3
Close to UF, 15 min walk. $500/mo very spa-
cious. Cats ok. Call Theresa 850-585-7194.
Available immediately. 11-15-10-3
Take over lease at Gainesville Place. New
building! Pvt BR/BA! New carpet & furn.
Internet all amenities bus pckup inside com-
plex. Nice place! $499/Mo call 904-259-1794
CABANA BEACH 1BR in 4BR apt. Avail Dec
13th. Furn. 3rd floor POOL VIEW. Private
bathroom. $500 CASH upon signing & last
month's rent PAIDI $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
1BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 11-15-10-3
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
Great SW location, 4BR/2.5BA. Now avail-
able for two more female roommates.
Modern kitchen, Ig living area, nice front and
rear yards with deck. W/D, new A/C, $330
plus sec. dep. Call Megan 813-610-7698 or
Karl at 332-5030 11-17-20-4
2/1.5 nice Casablanca East townhouse
needs NS female. No pets please. $350/
mo + 1/2 utils. Negotiable move-in date.
email@example.com 562-1901 11-16-20-4
1BR/BATH Available in 3BR condo in
Marchwood. 2 Female roommates. Cable,
DSL, Pool. Room unfurnished. $400 + utili-
ties. Call Bianca 352-514-4124 11-9-15-4
Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfurn. $380/mo +
1/3 utils. Call Laura @ 954-234-5024 11-
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Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
Roommate needed in 3/2 w/2 other males.
Avail Dec 15. $280/mo + 1/3 until & 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Female roommate to share a 2/2 condo.
Great location, 5 min to UF; bus route and
lots of amenities. $500/mo all utils included.
Avail now. A must see. Call Angie 786-239-
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet.
New appliances, carpet & paint. All ameni-
ties & utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS
internet, cable wHBO/SHO 954-483-4597
Furnished room for rent. Free electric, cable
& interest. $475/mo. Call 284-7304 12-4-
Large room w/kitchen.& laundry priv. Pvt BA.
Double closet. Furn w/trundle bed, dresser,
TV. NS, 1st, last, month's rent. $375/mo +1/3
utils & cable TV. $100 sec dep & refs req'd.
Avail 11/16. 384-0111 or 692-4448 11-8-5-4
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: email@example.com or
2BR/2BA at the POLOS. $420 + until. 3 pools,
24 hr gym. Free tanning. Call now Danielle
352-727-8590. Available immediately 11-
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gay couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly.
$370/.mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-
DOWNTOWN ROOM FOR RENT
$350/mo includes everything, cable, in-
ternet, utilities. 4 blocks from Hippodrome.
No deposit. Roommate needed ASAP. Call
Natasha @ 352-484-8855 11-13-5-4
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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 for more
Seeking two out-going female roommates for
a large 4BR/3BA townhouse condo on pond
NW. Near SFCC. Very nice. Semi-fumished.
Cable, intemet, 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.
FEMALE NEEDED for a renovated 2/1
Sun Bay Apt. Non-smoker. $315 + 1/2 util.
Available now! Must love cats! Call Sascha
SUBLEASE AT HOMESTEAD
Move in now 1BR/1BA in 2/2. $375/mo
Dec/06 to early Aug/07. All utils and rent
for Nov paid. Call John @ 407-257-2030
SHORT TERM OK Grad or porfessional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474.
LARGE ROOM IN NW HOME $400 in-
cludes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer grad
student/profs, mature, male, non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 1/1 flexible. Call Scott 335-
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Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
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
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
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
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900 (as
is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Sunday (11/
12/06 or 11/19/06) from 10-1:00. Contact
Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498 or Steve Clark
352.328.8311at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375. 11-30-91-5
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 *AII ap-
pliances *$299,000 *Amy Silvis Focus Real
Estate Group 672-2507 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW CONSTRUCTION 11-14-5-5
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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
*****5 MIN TO UFO****
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com
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
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
Continued on next page.
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
Bike to UFI Built in 2004 this gorgeous
3BR/2BA, 2 CG, split plan is just 1 mile to
UF! Ready now. 734 NW 8th PI. $224,900.
Call Kathy Dion at Matchmaker Realty of
Alachua County, Inc. 352-363-0026 11-
3 MILES FROM UF
Condominium for sale CREEKSIDE
VILLAS. 1BR/1BA, fireplace, tile floors,
laundry room, new stainless appliances.
Creekview. $95,000. Call 352-505-4086
Ready for your next step? 2/2 mstr upstairs
w/study on bus rte, near mall, tennis, pool,
and more. $152,500. Call Kim Russo @ 352-
281-8168 Prudential Preferred Properties.
1 mi to UF. 3BR/2BA home. Completely reno-
vated. Custom kitchen cabinets w/stainless
steel appliances. New tile in kitchen & baths.
New carpet in separate living rm & family rm.
Must see! 1617 NW 10th Terr. $239,900.
Lenox Luxury Townhome, 2BR/2.5BA, 5
minutes to UF. 1414 sq ft, garage & patio,
shows like model! $184,900, 954-579-1268
14, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,2006
a9 | Furnishings
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% Italiaf 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.
Musf'sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat- $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"*
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, *full size BED $50,
*VCR $30, *STEREO really nice $50,
Portable SEWING MACHINE $40 Large
dorm fridge $50. Call 335-5326 11-9-10-6
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-
WASHER & DRYER 424
6 years old, work well. $300. Call 339-0676 12-6-72-9
CASH PAID For Laptops Private, S
Sales/Service 336-0075. Reserve
Power Supplies & Drives. 2181. Car
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
A4" Domsputer Gfeek
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Care Free Computers
We can handle it all!
Courteous, fast, and cheap
Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
Repair & Upgrade
Discount on Labor
Free Pickup & Delivery
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
V& USED BIKES FOR SALE
VE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
* Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
For Sale 3
ecure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
n leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOLTABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/
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
I l Motorcycles, Mopeds] E l
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
YAMAHA SPORT BIKE YZF 600R
2005 Adult owned & maintained. All stock
& original. Never dropped or abused. Silver/
black. Helmet included. Excellent condition.
Must sell. Only $4500. Call 262-4673 11-
Hundreds off NEW 2006
motorscooters! Thru Dec 15th!
,New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
2006 KAWASKI NINJA
1100 mi. $2,700
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Norman at 331-4559 or .392-1864 x 180.
0CR Autos 3
*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*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Motorcycles. Mopedsj HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
SFor listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
** 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:
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
*2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 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
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
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
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
NO PROBLEM. We finance & put you in the
car you want. Come to Gatormax at 12526
SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call us
at 352-495-9500 Visit www.gatormax.net
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
S00 FREE M FREE FREE FREEOO5
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
FREE REMOVAL OF
Call 317-2282 or 339-5014 11-20-15-12
99 MERCEDES ML 320 SUV
Silver, well-maintained, 69k miles. Nice ride!
$13,000. Call 375-7545 can leave mes-
1992 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
2 seater, cold A/C, CD w/remote, 5 speed,
alarm system, great mpg, sporty, bright
yellow. Excellent condition. Moving, $4200/
OBO. Call 904-631-0473 11-17-10-12
1 MOST WANTED
(DOB 08/06/57); 5'07",
130 Ibs, Black Hair,
Possession of a Controlled
Substance 2 Counts, Sale
of Cocaine Within 1000
Ft of Worship and
Conspiracy to Sell Cocaine
Call (352) 372-STOP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 15
* I Autos
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
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
.e Help Wanted
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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-
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posting. Accounts payable entry and writ-
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purchasing office supplies, spreadsheet
maintenance, answering-phones. Experience
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environment. With resume, send cover letter
including salary requirements to: R. Pelham,
The Independent Florida Alligator,. PO Box
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$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40- $7.40/Hour INSIDERS.
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
li 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-
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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
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FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
00* 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
X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW 13th St. 11-30-40-14
***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-
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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
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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.
) Ell Help Wanted
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
Wear evo ,erwe yeU want te he
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Flexible hours, Great pay
Now accepting applications
Apply at Italian Gator Pizza
1728AW. University Ave. 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
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 FTAdmih Asst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
THE MELTING POT
Now hiring' DISHWASHERS for full or part
time work, evenings & weekends. Pay starts
at $7/hr + tips. Inquire Mon-Th from 1-4pm at
back door. 352-372-5623 11-9-10-14
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in
person M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St.
IT position. Required exp with HTML,
Exp with 1 or more of the following
technologies recommended: ASP 3.0
(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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org NOW!
l Help Wanted
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.
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.
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
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OeBay Experience a plus OResume 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 IMAGES
Seeks sales personnel to staff kioske @
Oaks Mall. Inquire: email@example.com 11-
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Meyer: Smith is one of my best football players
-. ,W" 0 R FOOT, from page 20
UF junior cornerback Ryan Smith squares off with a Vanderbilt re-
ceiver last Saturday. Smith leads the SEC with six interceptions.
did a little bit of everything. Besides intercepting a
Chris Nickson pass, the cornerback blocked a first
quarter punt that led to an easy Chris Leak 4-yard
touchdown run. During the fourth quarter, Smith
batted away a 2-point conversion pass. Meyer has
also shown his players a highlight of Smith sprint-
ing from the opposite side of the field to stop a
Vanderbilt player just short of the first down.
"That's a hell of a deal," Meyer said. "Can you
put an MVP on him? I don't know. It might be too
early to say. But he's an instinctive player. Ryan
Smith is one of my best football players."
Smith's transition to the SEC has been surpris-
ingly seamless. Though he complained of the heat
during his first week with the team, the cornerback
with junior eligibility has relied on his speed and
instincts to become an impact player.
Teammates say they never doubted him per se
when he first arrived, but some were skeptical that
he would immediately adjust to his new surround-
"But it seems like he's turned it up a couple of
levels," linebacker Brandon Siler said.
Said Smith: "I think just my technique and my
hard work ethic has paid off and made me be a
And because of this opportunity, Smith won't
stop thanking Meyer any time soon.
"I wouldn't be anywhere if it weren't for him
right now," Smith said. "If I don't express it to him,
then he wouldn't know. I have to,make sure I let
him hear it every week."
NOTES, from page 20
NELSON SEMIFINALIST FOR THORPE: UF
standout safety Reggie Nelson has been
named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe
Award, which is annually awarded to the
nation's premier defensive back.
"He's as fine a football player as I've
ever been around," Meyer said. "If he's
not an All-American, I'd like to go to lunch
with the selection com-
mittee and watch film
and explain to them
what an All-American
is. Reggie Nelson
is an All-American.
"He's as fine a football
player as there is in the
Nelson country. The key to our
defense is that guy right in the middle. The
passion he plays with, the way he hits peo-
ple, the way he gets to the football he's
an All-American. Whether the country de-
cides that or not, you'll see a sign hanging
out there that he is."
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UF can clinch SEC with wins against Mississippi teams
* THE GATORS FINALLY RETURN HOME AF-
TER A THREE-WEEK ROAD TRIP.
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
If you want to know the UF volleyball team's re-
cord this year, setter Christina Diaz isn't the person
While on a plane last weekend, a man seated
next to Diaz found that out.
"(He) asked, 'What are you ranked?' and she
said, 'I don't know,'" Coach Mary Wise recalled.
"(He) asked, 'What's your record?' 'I don't
It's not that Diaz was clueless. She just had other
things on her mind.
"He goes, 'You know who you're playing?' and
she said, 'Oh, yeah. I know everything about who
we're playing,'" Wise said.
Said Diaz: "He kind of made fun of me, but it's
OK. I get that a lot."
The Gators may not know their record, but one
number that probably every UF player recognizes
is "two" the number of wins the Gators need to
clinch the Southeastern Conference.
No. 7 UF (22-2, 15-1 SEC) has a chance to get
those wins at'home when they play Mississippi
(16-11, 7-9 SEC) at 7 tonight and Mississippi State
(16-10, 7-9 SEC) at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.
It's likely they'll do it, too. UF swept both teams
on the road this season and holds a 76-match win
streak against SEC West opponents.
Assisting in UF's chances of clinching is fresh-
man libero Elyse Cusack, who has been named
American Volleyball Coaches Association National
Player of the Week.
Also honored as SEC Defensive Player of the
Week, Cusack had a combined 71 digs against
Arkansas and No. 11 LSU, including a UF-record 46
digs in one match.
She said receiving the honor was exciting, but
the nation's top player doesn't expect any extra
"I haven't really thought about it," Cusack said.
"I don't feel any different. It's just I had a good
The return to the O'Connell Center is a relief
for a UF team that hasn't played at home in nearly
Junior outside hitter Marcie Hampton is also
looking forward to having the home-crowd advan-
tage again. After errant horn-blowing in LSU, FSU-
esque chopping in Auburn and anti-Tim Tebow
remarks in Georgia, she's glad to play in front of
"We've heard some crazy stuff this year, so it's
nice to have the crowd on your side," Hampton
said. "We know what our crowd yells, so there's
nothing going on that's unexpected."
WE TALKING' ABOUT PRACTICE: Cusack and junior op-
posite hitter Amber McCray are still limited in prac-
tice, despite leading the team in digs per game and
kills per game, respectively.
Neither player is 100 percent, Wise said. McCray
is recovering from a sore shoulder, and Cusack is
still somewhat hampered by a left foot stress frac-
"With a stress fracture, if you keep playing on it,
it's supposed to get worse," Cusack said. "But I feel
like it's getting better, because I don't have nearly
as much pain as I did before."
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UF setter Christina Diaz (right) and the Gators don't pay attention to
their record but still realize they have almost clinched the SEC.
Cam e D ho d after practice
Meyer dubs S.C.
WRs 'best in SEC'
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"Their group of receivers, I'd say, are the best
in the SEC," Meyer said. "At the University of
Florida, the receivers should be NFL players. At
South Carolina, the receivers are NFL players,
and we've got to defend that."
Meyer also mentioned Kenny McKinley (33
catches, 545 yards, three touchdowns) and Noah
Whiteside (three catches, 36 yards, one touch-
down), but Rice remains the primary weapon.
He has caught 43 passes for
686 yards and seven touch-
downs, all top-10 SEC rank-
But those numbers could
be higher. Rice was the con-
ference's premier receiver last
ol season after catching 70 recep-
Rice tions for 1,143 yards and 13
"He hasn't had quite as big a year as last year,"
Spurrier said. "I don't really have any reason for
it we're throwing at him a lot. Some games we
didn't fire at him too much, but I don't have the
reason for (his minor drop-off)."
Against Arkansas, Rice hauled in seven recep-
tions for 126 yards and a highlight-reel score.
Last year, he burned UF's secondary for 112
yards, including one 64-yarder that Gators play-
ers are still talking about. That reception set up
South Carolina's deciding touchdown on a Mike
Davis 1-yard run.
"I run it over in my head just about every
day," UF linebacker Brandon Siler said. "He's a
big-time receiver." 0
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8,2006
Spurrier's QBs pose dual threat
By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
Call it the Run'N' Gun.
One has the legs, the other has an arm and
together South Carolina quarterbacks Syvelle
Newton and Blake Mitchell have forced Coach
Steve Spurrier to adjust his offense.
Newton can operate the spread with a rush-
ing ability that can put UF's running backs to
shame for whatever that's worth.
Mitchell is the typical Spurrier signal caller,
a drop-back, cock-and-fire flamethrower.
The possibility of South Carolina (5-4, 3-4
Southeastern Conference) switching quarter-
backs from-play to'play concerns UF coach
"It's a little bit like and I
wish we were more successful at
it but (Tim) Tebow and Chris
Football (Leak) give you that kind of an
issue," Meyer said:
Mitchell dIl start for the first time in two
Months thanks to an impressive 213-yard sec-
ond half against'Arkansas last week.
The junior was suspended two games into
Sthe season for getting arrested following a bar
W-hen N itchell returned ineffective play al-
lowed Ni\w ton to take the job
Though Mitchell has regained his spot,
Neti ton who went 4-3 as the starter during
the last seven games, still has a place in the
'Wtho would you rather defend?" Meyei
said. "That's a great debate. (Newton) can run
around and is a very difficult guy to defend. If
(Mitchell) throws like he did that second half,
those two 90-yard drives, those are pinpoint
shots that maybe he wasn't making earlier in
The Gamecocks receivers, led by All-SEC
sophomore Sidney Rice, could give the Gators
even more problems.
SEE CAROLINA, PAGE 19
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South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell hands off in his team's 30-
22 win against the Gators in 2005. Coach Steve Spurrier could be shuf-
fling Mitchell and backup Syvelle Newton against UF.
SEC in picks
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
More than 24 hours after Urban
Meyer answered emotional phone calls
from seniors grateful to make it to the
Southeastern Conference Championship,
Meyer received a text message from-aUF
It was cornerback
All Smith wrote was:
"Coach, thanks for the
opportunity of letting me
play at the University of
SBut the brief mes-
Smith sage essentially sums up
Smith's feelings about playing for the No.
Smith calls or texts Meyer at least once
a week just to tell him, "Thank you." Just
one year ago, the cornerback was standing
on the cold Salt Lake City sidelines as a
reserve for Utah ... now?
With an SEC-best six interceptions and
a playmaking mentality that complements
safety Reggie Nelson, Smith could very
well make the conference's first team.
"I've adapted and adjusted," Smith
said. "I just feel a little more comfort-
able. I've always known my potential as
a player, and right now I'm playing like I
should be playing."
Saturday against Vanderbilt, Smith
SEE FOOT, PAGE 18
McCollum to play big role against Gamecocks receivers
* THE RESERVE CORNER-
BACK HAS JUST 18 TACKLES.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
,Not to be mean or anything,
but Coach Urban Meyer has no
choice when he says he must play
cornerback Tremaine McCollum on
Saturday against South Carolina.
Meyer is concerned with the
four- and five-receiver sets Coach
Steve Spurrier will throw at the
Couple this with the fact that
cornerback is not exactly UF's deep-
est position, and McCollum a
redshirt senior should be on the
field for 50 to 60 plays.
"I (challenged) him in front of
the team," Meyer said. "Tremaine
is going to play the most football
he's played in a game, probably in
"It's kind of unbelievable, if you
"Tremaine is going to play
the most football he's
played in a game."
UF football coach
really think about. I'd rather not
think about it. Go play, man. He's
been playing well."
McCollum has played in every
game and totaled 18 tackles along
with one quarterback hurry .
While Ryan Smith and Reggie
Lewis are UF's two-dear-cut starters,,
Meyer said he will alternate his top
three cornerbacks from one South
Carolina receiver to another.
MARSH MIGHT LOSE REDSHIRT:
Freshman defensive end Lawrence
Marsh (Josey High, Augusta, Ga.)
might play for the first time this
season after making a push during
"You never want to pull a guy's
redshirt unless you need it to win a
championship," Meyer said. "Well,
guess what? We're going to talk to
him about it. He's our best scout
team guy. I think he's as good or
better than some of the guys we're
playing with. We're going to address
that and see his reaction."
Said Marsh: "Coach is going to
make the right decision. When I
signed my scholarship, I came here
to play. I'll do the best thing for the
SEE NOTES, PAGE 18
N 1930: UF holds a ceremony for the dedi-
cation of Florida Field in front of a sellout
crowd. The 21,769 fans watched as the
Gators lost 20-0. Construction had begun
just months earlier on April 16.
Today's question: Besides UF, which is the best percent (votes)
men's college basketball team in the country? Cooper 57% (157)
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.) Murphy 15% (42)
Nelson 15% (41)
Tuesday's question: Which Gators reserve Nelson 15%(41)
Boateng 13% (36)
receiver will have the biggest role next season?
(See right for results.) 276 TOTAL VOTES
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