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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 56 ... ... THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
CLAS dean to resign amid debt issues
*DEAN NEIL SULLIVAN WILL
STEP DOWN IN JANUARY.
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
SNeil Sullivan announced
his resignation as dean of UF's
College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences on Wednesday, follow-
ing months of questions about
how he handled his college's $4
Sullivan was credited with
creating the college's "five-year
plan" to get out of the red, but the
plan was met with opposition by
faculty members and students.
Despite Sullivan's resignation,
the plan will stay in effect.
CLAS originally racked up
millions more in debt, but UF
paid off that money so the college'
could focus on
this year's bud-
S get problems.
In an interview
Sullivan for CLAS' debt,
which has been
accumulating for about three
sponsibility in his college no mat-
ter what," he said. "This is the
right time to let somebody new
come in and have a fresh look at
what we're trying to do."
Sullivan has served as CLAS'
permanent dean since 2001, but
he was its interim leader before
that. He will stay on at his post
until Jan. 1, when an interim se-
lected by UF Provost Janie Fouke
"The dean's got to take re- will take charge of the college.
Fouke said she hopes to name
Sullivan's temporary successor
within the next few weeks, in
order to give that person some
"I think it's highly likely that
it's going to be somebody who
knows the college very well," she
said of the interim dean.
Fouke said a national search
SEE SULLIVAN, PAGE 9
Night out ends early
Homeless offered supplies
By DREW HARWELL
Joe S., 47, owned a remodeling
business in Pensacola and has a
background in mechanical engineer-
ing and construction management.
He lived with his wife and three
kids, but Wednesday night he slept
on a cold patch of grass obscured
from the street by a brick wall.
Joe, who said he would feel
uncomfortable having his last
name printed, is one of about 1,200
homeless people in Gainesville. He
was also one of the many home-
less people who attended the
"Homeless Night Out with a Very
Early Breakfast on the Plaza" at
Gainesville's Downtown Plaza.
The event, which ran from 6 p.m.
to 11:30 p.m., included musicians,
speakers, food and booths for bike
repair, health care and counseling.
The event was started last year as
a way for the homeless, homeown-
ers and politicians to sleep in the
plaza and experience homelessness.
But this year, city officials de-
cided to have it end at 11:30 p.m. in
accordance with city park curfews.
Popcorn from a Regal
Entertainment Group booth littered
the plaza as the Lazarus Restoration
Ministries' Show the Love choir
sang a gospel song named "I Need
You to Survive." The ministry also
gave away toiletries.
"It made the homeless feel like
people care," said ministry sup-
porter Wanda Nelson.
Jon DeCarmine, coordinator
of the city and county's Office on
Homelessness, called homelessness
a "social disgrace."
His group has already raised
about $2 million in federal, state and
local funds for the city and county's Luanne Dietz/ Alligator
10-year Plan to End Homelessness. Luanne Dietz/Alligator
"It's illegal to be homeless in KJ Thompson, 9, and Deonte Thomas, 15, pick out bread in the Downtown Plaza on Wednesday during
SEE HOMELESS, PAGE 10 the second Homeless Night Out. Area organizations provided food for those in attendance.
SEE HOMELESS, PAGE 10
UPD: Public urinations on campus this Fall total 36
By JAMES RIGNEY
After a night of drinking at dubs and bars
on University Avenue, some students just
can't hold it.
The University Police Department has
caught 36 people urinating on campus since
the beginning of the semester, with most vio-
lations occurring near Murphree Hall and the
Chemistry Lab Building.
Robert Sierra was caught urinating on a UF
parking lot after barhopping with a group of
friends the weekend of the UF-LSU football
"Everyone was standing around, and I just
decided I had to go," he said.
Sierra, a 20-year-old from Jacksonville, was
confronted a few seconds later by a UPD of-
"He kind of laughed at me and said there's
"Everyone was standing around,
and I just decided I had to go."
a bathroom 20 feet behind you," he said. "I
told him I wasn't from here and I didn't even
know which building I was near."
Sierra is one of 17 people caught urinating
near the Chemistry Lab Building since the be-
ginning of the semester. Nineteen other people
were caught near Murphree Hall, the most
popular place for public urination this Fall.
Natalie McKellips, assistant city attorney,
said public urination is prohibited under city
She said her office handled 27 cases be-
SEE URINATE, PAGE 9
* UF coach Urban
Meyer blasted his
players after last
Carolina loss. The
Gators are 10-1
since and will meet
the 'Cocks in a re-
match on Saturday.
See story, pg. 25.
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2, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,2006
Swamp Jam Concert
Stephen C. O'Connell Center,
Hootie & the Blowfish and
Sister Hazel perform a concert
benefiting Lyrics for Life, a
nonprofit organization bat-
tling cancer. Tickets are $20 for
students with a Gator 1 Card.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Asian American Student
Union hosts its fourth annual
pageant to select a Mr. and
Miss AASU. Portions of the
pageant include talent, formal
wear and a question-and-an-
Phillips Center Black Box
Theatre, 8 p.m.
The student-run theater com-
pany kicks off its first per-
formance of the Fall season,
Veteran's Day Holiday
Civic Media Center, 7 p.m.
Groups for the defense of
Charlie Grapski, who was
arrested in May, host a din-
ner to raise money for a legal
Pet Vaccination Clinic
17010 W. Newberry Road,
noon to 2 p.m.
The clinic offers low-cost pet
by veterinarians to raise
funds for an endangered
species reproduction facility.
Haile Village Center, 8:30
a.m. to noon
Grand opening of the newly
expanded farmer's market
with local organic food, art
Southwest Recreation Center
soccer fields, 9 a.m.
Volunteers for International
Student Affairs will hold a
12-team soccer tournament.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Students leap with Falling Gators
actually doing it, you're actually falling
through the sky like that."
He jumped with UF's Falling Gators
Skydiving Club, which was offering first-
He didn't start having second thoughts time jumpers a chance to dive at a reduced
until he was dangling out the side of the rate of $139. The normal rate for UF stu- ,
airplane. dents is $160.
As cold wind whipped his face and Every few weekends, members of the
his instructor checked his harnesses, UF group head to Palatka, a small town about "
student Alex Ficquette realized there was 45 minutes east of Gainesville. They store
nothing but 13,500 feet their equipment at an airport, where an Half an hour before Ficquette's jump,
Sof air below him. organization called Skydive Palatka is r hs -
S "But the second we stationed. From there, club members he practiced midair positions with his in-
left the plane I loved chae io o e ad bu i i structor, rolling around on a beige carpet.
erv mi-nute ot it. n ntd i a t r hich hd- lu When asked if he was nervous, he
\cr\v rnnute L na. ,,j matching Gator rig h-h holdt I feel
i aid Ficquete an pa machut i laughed and said, "Alittle. OK, a.lot. I feel
accouinnting t-reh- Ab out .ol umper took their t fall like there's a lot to do when you jump out
-' ma- ihn nnt n u Ea h did a tandem of a plane. Legs up, arch out."
man \ -vho ent aturda and An "arch" is a jumping position in
skd \vg fo dive a unip in %which the diver ir at- Awhich the s r es a ines his bo i
the rt time he t a cend instructor which the skydiver entwines his body
S de dunda%- i with the instructor's body.
d 'I it By about 10 a.m. Sunday, jumpers
"t wa_ Skydi\e Palatka requires- frst-time tan-
j" really .ur- delumper n a pe re packed into a small plane, a Cessna
re*it- -ur jdern jumpers to ;ign a h\'%o-pt;e release
IreI he d t in a t e Caravan 208, that was 50 feet wide by 35
AliB Il|l re1al e torm and attend a 1S-nunute briefing -er-
f aaind atn 3ion ra.ithe anI in- efit r feet long. The plane had seats for a pilot
;said "-s sion with an instructor.
hard to ig Sur t and co-pilot, and an open cabin that can
During Sunda briefing the instruc-
b e Ii e e to ho fit 14 people.
b. e^ Jelie \ e tor told the group to "look at the hor on t 1 pol
uthe group tlook at the rn The white plane soared off the runway,
you u re durLng their free falls
Thatr mean drn't lok dn h, ..r a and its red, yellow and blue horizontal
"That mean, don t look do%\wn he ;aid
stripes soon faded into the clouds.
with a gri"Hotel Foxtrot departing 3,000," the pi-
lot said into his headphones, using flight
code to communicate with the nearby air
Meanwhile, in the plane, the owner
of Skydive Palatka shared a Milky
S- "'..'- Way with a nervous first-time
:% jumper. Veteran divers chewed gum
to ease the adjustment to altitude
change, while another first-timer
A V chewed her fingernails.
When the plane reached 13,500 feet,
.- ..s divers jumped from the plane, falling
"" 'i' .l I about 800 feet a minute. The first minute is
:, a straight free fall downward, instructors
'-. ,.. -. ,. l said. Divers spend the next five gliding
through the air under parachutes.
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff About 15 minutes after takeoff, mul-
Microbiology junior James Glenos glides to the ground with instructor Justin Jones ticolored parachutes dotted the overcast
after his first jump in Palatka on Sunday. sky, growing larger by the minute.
Tail gaing Tips For 2006
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city year-round. aili]jtinJ Tips for 2006 offers.these important legal reminders for safe, .*-: r free fun.
Even on games days, there should If you consume alcoholic beverages,
be no open containers of alcohol in please drink responsibly for your
any public area (sidewalks, roads, safety and the safety of others.
parking lots, etc...)
Find a restroom when
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Tom Harvey, pilot
for Skydive Palatka,
before the jumpers
fell from the plane
1 on Sunday.
Upon hitting the ground, jumpers ran
forward, but many of them fell like tod-
dlers learning to walk.
"Ah, my face hurts!" squeaked first-
time .diver Stephanie Schroeder, as she
jumped with excitement after her landing.
"That was the coolest thing ever. It was
so cool watching you guys go," Ficquette
said to Schroeder, sporting imprints from
diving goggles around his eyes. "You just
went tumbling out of the plane."
Psychology junior Davina Craig also
jumped for the first time Sunday. She said
her parents skydived in Palatka when they
attended UF, and her mom enjoyed it so
much that men would bring her on sky-
But Craig doesn't plan to make it a
weekend hobby herself.
"I'm getting this done once, and I never
have to do it ever again," she said.
Art Shaffer, the owner of Skydive
Palatka, said most people who skydive
only do it once. Only about one in 10 peo-
ple come back to get a skydiving license.
Shaffer said he's jumped more than 9,000
times. There's nothing like it, he said.
"If you think about it, it's the most un-
natural thing you can do, to jump out of
a plane and hope we've invented enough
good things to get you down," he said.
As for Ficquette, he wants to join the
Falling Gators and eventually become a
certified skydiver, which requires at least
25 previous jumps and a license.
"I loved it," he said. "I thought it was
one of the most exhilarating things you
could possibly do."
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4, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,2006
Election participation rises among youth, experts say
By DOMINICK TAO
Young voters in America are vot-
ing more and will demand more
attention in future races, experts said
Voting researchers with a George
Washington University graduate
project announced at a teleconfer-
ence that 18- to 29-year-olds voted in
record numbers Tuesday.
"Yesterday proved that young
voters can and will be a force in elec-
tions," said Ed Goeas, a researcher
and conference participant. "Of the 28
seats in the House of Representatives
that changed hands so far, 22 were
won by less than 2 percent of the vote.
The increase in youth turnout certain-
ly came into play yesterday."
Heather Smith, director of the proj-
ect Young Voter Strategies said more
than 10 million young Americans
voted Tuesday 2 million more than
in the 2002 midterm election.
According to exit polls, Florida's
young voters fell in with the national
trend of higher electoral participation.
CNN's exit polls for Florida show
that about 10 percent' of those who,
voted Tuesday were younger than 30.
About 4 percent more young voters
in Florida participated in this year's.
midterm election compared with the
2002 election, according to statistics
from Young Voter Strategies.
Pam Carpenter, Alachua County's
supervisor of elections, said official
demographics for the county would
not be in for a few days, but noted poll
workers reported "a lot of activity" at
student polling places.
ElectiQ a researcher
get-out-the-vote efforts in student-
heavy areas, like around Ohio State
University's campus, resulted in up
to a sixfold increase in turnout.
"Getting young people- out to
vote is not rocket science," he said.
"Candidates ... ignore youth at their
Rosenfeld said he experimented
with e-mail, Facebook.com and text
messages to increase young voter
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
UF AD iE1 RATION
Machen hopes trip to Asia will attract students to UF
By CHAD SMITH
UP President Bernie Machen will make
history Friday as part of the first official
group of American university presidents to
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret
Spellings will join Machen and 11 other col-
lege and university presidents in the week-
long trip through China, South Korea and
Japan. The delegation hopes to lure Asian
students to study in the United States.
Assistant Secretary of State Dina Powell
will also make the trip.
Machen wrote in an e-mail that UF's se-
lection for the group was an honor.
"UF is an important university in the U.S.
and has a global reach," he wrote.
Machen has already visited South Korea
and Japan, but this will be his first time jour-
neying to China.
He wrote that he hopes to gain a "better
understanding of the interests and wishes of
students from Asia and increased exposure
for UF in that area of the world."
Last Fall, 5,255 foreign students were en-
rolled at UF, according to university statis-
tics. Fifty-four of those students were from
Japan, 417 were from Korea and 488 were
"In our ever-flattening world, interna-
tional education and exchange is more im-
portant than ever," Spellings said in a press
Machen will be ac-
companying leaders from
schools such as Piedmont
Community College in
North Carolina and Johns
S"The colleges and uni-
Machen versities in the delegation
represent the richness
and diversity of the U.S. higher educa-
tion system from community colleges
to advanced research institutions," wrote
Samara Yudof, deputy press secretary of the
Education Department, in an e-mail.
"These institutions have also shown
leadership in international education and
their leaders a willingness to represent the
U.S. higher education system as a whole,"
The group will meet with university
students and leaders and government offi-
cials, she said, and there will likely be other
higher education delegations to other parts
of the world in the future.
Machen said: "Our mission is to stimu-
late interest in all of U.S. higher education.
Hopefully, UF will get some of the exposure
we want and deserve."
Student Affairs recommends 3 student fee increases
* THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
WILL VOTE ON THE FEES.
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Student fees may rise next year if
a Board of Trustees committee gets
its way in a few weeks.
Patricia Telles-Irvin, UF's vice
president for student affairs, said
Wednesday that UF would seek
the approval of its highest govern-
ing body for proposed increases in
three fees the Activity & Service
Fee, the Student Health Fee and
the Transportation Fee. She spoke
to members from the board's
Committee on Educational Policy &
Strategy during a teleconference.
If the board approves the hikes at
its next meeting, the A&S Fee would
be increased by 50 cents, the Health
Fee would increase by 49 cents and
the Transportation Fee would rise
by 68 cents, Telles-Irvin said.
Most of the money would go
toward ensuring the university runs
as usual, but some will pay for new
expenses, Telles-Irvin said.
If the fees are raised, some of
the money will go toward salary
increases, increased bus service for
the next school year and a new hire
for UF's counseling center.
The committee members also
discussed Student Body President
John Boyles' tuition survey, which is
-mteant to gauge students' opinions
on potential tuition increases. As
Student Government's head, Boyles
automatically serves as a trustee.
Boyles said there had been "com-
munication challenges" in getting
the survey ready for distribution
to UF students. He said the survey
should be e-mailed within a week to
students, barring any problems.
Students will probably have a
week and a half to respond to the
survey, Boyles told the trustees.
The committee also discussed
UF's grading system.
"We have plus grades at UF,
but we have no minus grades," UF
Provost Janie Fouke said. "So, the
proposal has come up through the
UF we have
Committee member Danaya
Wright said every university in
Florida except UF uses plus and mi-
nus grades. Under a new proposal,
a B+ would be worth around 3.3
grade points instead of the 3.5 it is
now, Fouke said. An A- would re-
ceive around 3.67 grade points.
Wright said that if the proposal
were accepted, it would only affect
students' future grades.
Most of the committee members
said they would be in favor of the
proposal, but Boyles said students
are opposed to the idea.
"I think right now, for the most
part, students would say, 'Why
would I want to allow myself to
have a minus grade?'" he said.
Wright, who is also a law profes-
sor and chairwoman of UF's Faculty
Senate, said faculty favor the plan.
"I can certainly say as a faculty
member who gives grades, I will not
give an A to a student who I.think
earns an A-," Wright said. "I'll give
that person a B+ because we don't
have the minus grade."
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Not this time
Don't trust Machen with
more student money
Oh, Bernie. He's tried so hard to bring sense to Florida's
State University System. UF should be the flagship, he
said, a great university that gets national attention. A
semiprivate school where students shoulder more tuition be-
cause their degree is worth the investment.
That went over great with the state Legislature, huh?
In a system declared a "banana republic" by The Chronicle
of Higher Education, UF President Bernie Machen should
have known better than to propose a logical solution. When it
comes to higher education, most legislators are only interested
in putting pet projects at their alma maters and making sure
those liberal professors don't corrupt young minds.
Thanks to them, UF has failed to get control of its own
tuition in two consecutive legislative sessions. Lawmakers
are loath to hand over the power to charge students because
high tuition threatens two immensely popular programs
- the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and Florida Prepaid
So this session, Bernie's got a new plan.
He wants to charge your little brother or sister an extra
$500 a semester that's $1,000 a year, or a roughly 30 percent
increase in cost to go to UF. It won't be "tuition." It won't
be a "fee." It'll just be a charge. That way, Bright Futures and
Prepaid don't have to cover it, and legislators can breathe easy
about passing it.
Clever, isn't it? Or deceitful, depending on your point of
Here at the Alligator, we think the Legislature sucks. We
understand why Bernie is flouting the system to get his plan
passed. And we want to support him. We really do. Our advis-
ers are nonexistent, our classes are too big, and we'd be willing
to shell out a bit more to improve things.
But sadly, the administration has lost our trust.
Our favorite college Liberal Arts and Sciences is rip-
ping itself apart over its deficit. Professors are looking for new
jobs, and faculty positions in the humanities won't be filled
- even as science departments grow. Worst of all, the admin-
istration is to blame.
In a Tuesday interview, Machen said he knew about CLAS'
overspending before he even became president. But he didn't
take action then, and surprise, surprise -,the problem
didn't just vanish. Now Machen refuses to get involved. He
claims CLAS is an issue separate from his plan to raise tuition.
But it's not, and he's losing it if he thinks he can pull that one
over on us.
UF's basic problem is one of resources faculty, more than
anything. CLAS' five-year plan calls for cuts to faculty as the
primary method of saving money. Tell us, how will this reduce
our teacher-student ratio? How will this raise UF's prestige
among its peers? We're facing a damn diaspora.
Machen has his head in the sand if he thinks the CLAS is-
sue will go away. He's at.fault for not getting to the bottom of
it. For not having a dean who could recognize a disaster when
he sees one. For not hiring a provost in less than two years, for
We wish we could tell you that Machen's plan for the uni-
versity will be a good one in the end. That he's the right person
to bring sanity to Florida's higher education, to save us from
being the laughingstock of the nation.
But we can't. We can't get over his basic managerial in-
competence. Until he does something about CLAS gets in-
volved, saves it from doom we can't support his Orwellian
"academic enhancement" plan. You shouldn't either.
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T he 2006 elections have come and gone. It's all over
but the shouting, which is never over.
What do we know about our new representa-
tives? Well, we know the bad stuff we learned from the
people who lost. We've also learned that people believe
in different things depending.on which part of a state
they're in. That's about all.
Oh, and that Republicans are evil. Democrats, too.
There's always that.
There must have been a time when there were politi-
cians who stood for something, who ran for office be-
cause they believed that, for the good of the country, a
change had to be made. If there are any left, they must
not make it past the local level.
Can you imagine a candidate with unpopular views
trying to win over his audience with reason and pas-
sion? All we get is the same refrain "Tell me your
concern, and I'll stand for it" which makes progress
Money is not the root of all evil, but the wanton
pursuit of it might be and that's what fuels our gov-
ernment ard our politicians on both sides of the aisle.
Causes get national attention not based on their merits
or their importance to voters, but because of the politi-
cal ties and financial contributions of their supporters.
Democracy is the best system around, but we in
America are not doing it justice. Maybe no one ever has,
but we can do better than this.
What if politicians didn't check opinion polls? What
if they didn't tailor their positions to appease their
bases, at the cost of their convictions? What if they told
us what they actually believed, so we could pick the
guy we agree with or, if I may be so bold the guy
from U.S. politics
We'd live in a better world. A
man who pretends to stand for
the right thing is worse than a
man who sincerely stands for the
wrong thing. The latter might not
have gotten to the right destina-
Patrick Barrett tion, but at least he's on a road.
Grin and Barrett Candidates create ads that do
firstname.lastname@example.org nothing more than attack their
opponents. What a sobering
admission that a race comes
down not to who is the better man, but who is the
The poor quality of our choices reflects the poor
quality of the choosers. It's a vicious circle. Would we
know what to do with an honest man?
In this day and age, social protocol forbids us to pass
judgment even on rapists and murderers, who are to
be "understood" and "rehabilitated" rather than pun-
ished. We don't just fail to recognize evil, we deny that
it exists. Can the same be said for virtue and honesty?
Amendments are used not because changes are need-
ed, but because voters need to be mobilized. Scandals
and triumphs are fabricated and timed. The American
What's right and what's popular rarely coincide. If
we ever rise above today's mess, it will be because lead-
ers took the risk of alienating voters by engaging them
intellectually not by appealing to voters' established
wants but by daring to present their' own for review.
America is waiting we can only hope it won't be
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The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Do you sup- Wednesday's question: Will Demo-
port Bernie Machen's "academic crats in Congress force the White
enhancement" plan? House to change its Iraq policy?
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Why doesn't the Alligator
keep its opinions out of
the news?" is a common
refrain on campus. But it does. It
places them on Pages 6 and 7 in
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the masthead? Those five individ-
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and speak with one voice.
The board meets weekly to
choose discussion topics and take
stands on them. Editorials don't
include bylines, although the
Opinions editor normally writes
In rare instances where the
board wants to address an issue
but can't agree on an opinion, a
dissenting column is written, la-
beled an "editorial notebook." The
most recent example of this dealt
with Danny Rolling and the death
So is the Alligator a liberal.
newspaper? Because the edito-
rial board- the voice of the paper
- is predominantly liberal, the
answer is yes.
Then again, on any given day
the Alligator gives more inches of
space to outside opinions than to
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The Opinions section features
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selected at the beginning of the se-
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The columnists are entirely inde-
No one at
to guest col-
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absolving the Alligator of affilia-
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the distinction even more, placing
the editorials on one page and col-
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is the origin of the term "op-ed"
- those columns are literally op-
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has mostly eschewed the po-
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conservative topics focused on by
most newspaper opinion writers.
Conservative and liberal labels
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Letters to the Etc'
Students deserve further explanation
As UF President Bernie Machen's stu-
dent forum came to a close Tuesday night,
I was extremely bothered that UF's ad-
ministration would propose such a large
scholarship-exempt fee for future Gators
but only allot a measly 20 minutes for stu-
dent input. Does Machen honestly think
this was sufficient?
I understand that additional ques-.
tions may be sent to Machen and posted
online but if the administration won't
give us enough time in a public forum
for our questions and concerns about this
"Academic Enhancement Program," why
should we believe it will give us adequate
input in the future as to how this money
will be spent, as Machen pledged?
Twenty-five million dollars is too much
money to breeze over so quickly. And was
it just a coincidence that the only questions
chosen to be read were those from student
senators? I'm left wondering.
UF stuck to principle in cutting Thomas
After reading Tuesday's article about the
University of Tennessee's running backs
and defensive back being suspended, I
was disgusted by the actions of Tennessee
coach Phillip Fulmer. Yes, his players were
suspended but, amazingly, the starting
tailback will only miss half a game. This is
an obvious attempt by Fulmer to salvage a
season for his Volunteers.
UF coach Urban Meyer, by contrast, has
proven he stands.behind his word. By dis-
missing Marcus Thomas, UF's star defensive
tackle who missed a few drug-prevention
classes and curfews, but didn't
- Meyer has shown that chara
on his team.
To keep a star like Thomas,
in the hunt for a national ch
probably would have ignored h
But not Meyer. Maybe fans quic
his coaching style should realize
ing more than just great football
great men as well.
Don't forget your helmets, sco
I was walking to the Gator
game Saturday afternoon when
unmistakable sound of tires scr
a scooter smacking pavement.
closer to the scene, I might hav
get arrested the rider's skull cracking when he hit the
icter matters ground.
Granted, the man's injuries were mi-
nost coaches nor a gash on the scalp and the kind of
championship headache you get after a few rounds of Jager
is violations, bombs. He even had enough Gator fortitude
k to criticize to walk to the Stephen C. O'Connell Center
ze he's mak- to get his Gator 1 Card swiped. But he prob-
players, but ably would have been in worse shape if
he'd been going more than 3 mph when he
Drew Gwynn crashed.
2BC Here's the bottom line, scooter people:
Wear a freaking helmet, especially in high-
traffic areas on campus where cars might not
always see you. Keep the emergency rooms
oter riders and infirmaries free and cear of these sense-
*s basketball less injuries and more available to people
I heard the with real issues like kidney stones and stab
eeching and wounds.
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s hiatus leaves UF fans deflated
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Ollie, UF's inflatable mascot, performs alongside the UF cheerleaders during
a women's basketball game in this photo from the Alligator archives.
* BASKETBALL MASCOT OLLIE THE
ALLIGATOR NEEDS HIS SUIT REPAIRED.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
There's something missing at the UF. women's
basketball games this season. He's about 10 feet tall,
has a green complexion and was last seen wearing a
blue baseball cap, an orange T-shirt and blue pants.
He answers to the name Ollie.
The sidelines seem dull without him.
The inflatable mascot isn't standing on his head
or chowing on audience members at women's bas-
ketball and volleyball games. He doesn't pucker
his face all the way in, and his heart doesn't thump
against his chest when the Dazzlers are around.
Instead, Ollie lies in a lifeless wad in storage.
He once tromped around the sidelines sus-
tained by a battery-powered motor that puffs air
into the alligator suit. The motor went kaput just
before Midnight Madness on Oct. 13, said Amber
Kosinsky, UF's coordinator for mascots and the
Dazzler dance team.
The furry mascots Albert and Alberta will take
over until life is breathed back into Ollie's body.
Ollie's future is uncertain, as maintenance is still
diagnosing the exact cause of the malfunction.
S"It's something more complex than just buying a
new part," Kosinsky said.
Cost of repair and other complications do not
bode well. Kosinsky estimated the suit costs $3,600.
If workers fail to nurse Ollie back to health, the
University Athletic Association will consider other
options, Kosinsky said.
Ollie has never before lost his steam, although
She is the second of his kind at UF, Kosinsky said.
Like Ollie's ultimate fate, the cause of his illness
is unknown, although overheating and old age may
have been contributing factors.
Martin Salamone, marketing director for the
UAA, said the suit undergoes considerable wear
and tear because of its regular use and frequent
tugs from audience members..
"It just has some growing pains with some rips
and things like that," Salamone said.
Students using the suit follow careful main-
tenance procedures. They spray him down with
Febreze after every game and store the suit in a
large plastic tub in the Steven C. O'Connell Center.
They even suture his wounds by stitching up rips.
If Ollie doesn't make a comeback, his silly antics
will be deeply missed, especially by younger fans.
"Ollie is a fan-friendly mascot," Salamone said.
"He is there really for our little kids."
UF students are already bemoaning his absence.
The Facebook.com group, "Get Well Soon, Ollie
the Alligator," was established Monday and had
more than 290 members Wednesday night.
Javier Stober, also Robin of the crew that dresses
up like superheroes at the games, cannot imagine
basketball without Ollie.
For Stober, a mechanical and aerospace engi-
neering sophomore at UF, Ollie is an integral part of
the spirit squad. He enjoys when Ollie retracts his
limbs into his body and shoots them out again, or
when he repeatedly bangs his head on the court.
"He's the most entertaining thing next to Gator
basketball," Stober said. "He's a necessity to the
Stober said that if Ollie stays missing, the super-
crew will band together to bring him back.
"We relate to him," Stober said. "He dresses up
in a costume and is crazy. That's us."
Racial slurs fly at discrimination-awareness event
By ALEX TIEGEN
Students in the Reitz Union Rion
Ballroom bombarded each other
with rapid-fire racial slurs and a
slew of stereotypes Wednesday
The Student Government funded
the event titled "Speed Hating: A
Blind Date with Discrimination."
The event brought students face-to-
face with the prejudices they might
encounter in their lives.
The event was designed as a
mock speed-dating meeting. But
instead of flirting for a minute and
then switching partners, students
were asked to act out minute-long
scripted scenes in which they were
stereotyped by or discriminating
against their partners.
SG Multicultural Affairs Cabinet
members wrote the scripts, which
were based on real-life experiences.
One student, playing a
On visiting Disney World
Campus on Gay Day, pretend-
ed to insult a student
playing a lesbian. She was told to
"go back to Cuba."
Johnson Castor, a Haitian
American, was asked by a student
playing an African American why
he didn't order cat for dinner.
"This is so wrong," he said,
Castor said he had faced that ste-
reotype in real life. When his partner
in the game used it against him, he
.said it made it still more dear that
outsiders impose that stereotype on
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Dean hopes to take up old
post as physics professor
SULLIVAN from page 1
for Sullivan's permanent replace-
ment will probably begin next year.
No matter who takes over for
Sullivan, Fouke said, the college
needs to continue its "pathway out
"The college has to stay on track
to get out of debt, and they have to
do that no matter who the dean is,"
Although students and faculty
members say they're still unhappy
with the five-year plan, Fouke said
she hasn't heard any concrete sug-
gestions about how to change it.
Sullivan said he first offered
to step down from his post this
Summer, when CLAS' debt was ex-
posed to the public, but Fouke asked
him to stay on as dean.
Now, Sullivan said, CLAS de-
serves a "fresh look at everything."
.He turned in a short resignation
letter to Fouke, who said she's been
"fearful" that Sullivan might step
down from his post.
"I think Neil's been under a
tremendous amount of stress," she
said, emphasizing that UF admin-
istrators didn't pressure Sullivan to
"The college has to stay
on track to get out of debt,
and they have to do that no
matter who the dean is."
Instead, Sullivan said, most UF
Officials aid faculty members have
beensupportive of him.
"I'm just embarrassed about how
much support they've given me,"
Once Sullivan leaves his post, he
plans to return to return to his old
He joined UF as a physics profes-
sor in 1983, and he hopes to go back
to that job while someone else tack-
les CLAS' problems.
"I think new leadership always
helps in a time like this," he said.
Certain on-campus locations
serve as public urination hubs
URINATE, from page 1
tween Aug. 1 and Sept. 28 in which
college students urinated in public.
She said public urination carries
a maximum fine of $500 or 60 days
in jail, similar to a second-degree
misdemeanor. But many offenders
only receive community service
hours and pay court costs of $71.
"I would urge people to take (the
ordinance) more seriously than they
do," she said. "They look at it as an
Sierra decided not to return to
Gainesville to face a court hearing
and instead paid the city $110 be-
cause he didn't have a prior record.
He said he felt embarrassed
when he told his parents.
"They just laughed and said,
'Alright, well you've got to deal
with it,'" he said.
Capt. Jeff Holcomb of UPD said
the amount of public urination vio-
lations usually increase in the Fall
and decrease again in the Spring,
but he didn't know why.
He said the violations would be
avoided if people would use the
bathroom before leaving the bars.
"We'd like all the liquids con-
sumed off campus to remain there,"
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Breakfast club preaches green
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
As the sun rose over the Reitz Union on Wednesday
morning, a group of campus and Gainesville leaders met
to munch on breakfast and hear about sustainability.
"We have the ability to do the right thing, but it may
mean questioning the status quo," Dedee DeLongpre
told the Community Campus Council.
DeLongpre, the director of UF's Office of
Sustainability, discussed the way the American lifestyle
must change in order to restore equilibrium to the envi-
ronment and foresight to personal spending.
The 7:30 a.m. meeting was so well received that the
audience stayed past 8:30 a.m. to listen, and some stayed
even longer to ask questions.
"That doesn't normally happen," said Florida
Bridgewater-Alford, UFs director of community rela-
tions and the breakfast's organizer. DeLongpre used
World War II memorabilia to show how Americans have
changed from their more frugal past. One poster said,
"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
The world is using:natural resources at a rate 25 per-
cent higher than the renewal rate, she said.
Americans value "how big our house is, how big our
car is and how big our jewelry is," she said.
"It used to be keeping up with the Joneses; now it's
keeping up with the Trumps," she said, adding that the
average American owes $8,000 in credit card debt. "We
can't afford to treat nature's bank accounts the way we'
treat our bank accounts," she said.
To replace rampant consumerism, people should put
back more than they take, she said. True sustainability is
not keeping things at the same level, but rather restoring
and reusing them.
For example, in Germany, BMW. has a program
where they take back used cars, disassemble them, and
either reuse or recycle their parts.
"We have the ability to do the right thing,
but it may mean questioning the status
Office of Sustainability director
Erik Bredfeldt, the director of economic development
in Gainesville, said he considers principles of sustain-
ability when bringing in and nurturing businesses.
For example, the city is working with UF's College of
Fine Arts to launch "Civic Lights" in January 2008. It's a
creative lighting system that will use more energy-effi-
ciert lighting in downtown Gainesville and on campus.
Angela Lindner, a professor of environmental engi-
neering, said her students are excited about giving back.
"Our students that's where our hope rests," she
said after the talk. "They get it."
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outside. "What we're trying to do is humanize the home-
People picked up plates of apples, donuts, cookies and
grits from a table manned by Leslie Hahn's First-Year Florida
class. Her 20 students came to the event to help serve food for
the class service project requirement.
David Reznik, a UF sociology graduate
Around student and the treasurer for Students for
Gainesville a Human Society, helped his group serve
about $50 of the members' personal money
in chicken, salad, chips and tea.
He said he thought the event may have been a disingenu-
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Joe, who became homeless three years ago after medical
problems, business failures and a divorce, agreed. He said
during the day he had heard that blankets and sleeping bags
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"It seems like it's geared more toward congratulating peo-
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Program tests file-sharing potential
By ANDREA ALARCON
Alligator Contributing Writer
For those whose music-downloading
bills are almost as high as their rent pay-
ments, a group of UF students and alumni
may have an idea for some relief.
"We are basically building an online
music-sharing community where users
get credit for sharing their music," said
Samuel Tarantino, an economics sopho-
more at UF and the founder and chief
executive officer of Escape Media Group.
Tarantino's company created
Grooveshark, a legal peer-to-peer pro-
gram whose users will get credit for the
music they share. Grooveshark is expect-
ed to be ready by Fall 2007.
"We go one step beyond just being a
music store," said Andres Barreto, chief
operations officer and a decision informa-
tion sciences sophomore.
What makes Grooveshark different
from other music-downloading applica-
tions is that its users will acquire music
legally. Record labels and artists will be
compensated each time their music is
downloaded, eliminating the legal risks
of copyright infringement.
The idea surfaced in early February,
when Tarantino met economics se-
nior Seung Jin Lee through UF's
Entrepreneurship and Technology Club.
"When Sam told me about his business
plan, I knew he was serious," Lee said.
"After that, wonderful stuff happened."
Later that semester, Lee introduced
Tarantino to Barreto and Josh Greenberg,
two of the three founders of Campus
Open Course, a Web site for students to
share items like class notes and textbooks.
They soon set up headquarters in a
small office in downtown Gainesville and
recently had to move into a newer, bigger
office at 602 S. Main St.
"We are basically building an
online music-sharing commu-
nity where users get credit for
sharing their music."
UF economics sophomore
Since then the team has grown to 18,
most of whom are UF students.
The music-sharingprogram is based on
three primary ideas: sharing, community
and discovery. According to Tarantino,
the credit awarding will be the factor that
determines whether Grooveshark is more
attractive to users than other music-buy-
ing programs such as iTunes.
Credit awarding will be based on the
level of activity each user displays on
the Web site; those who share music sig-
nificantly and contribute to the Web site's
community will get more credit than
those who are less active.
The concept relies on the notion that
the more you share, the cheaper the music
you buy becomes.
Under the community feature,
Grooveshark will offer user-created
groups, a profile system, a chat feature
and message boards.
As for discovery, users will be allowed
to tag songs under various categories
so they will appear after searching for
criteria such as "chilling," "groovy" and
"rocking" instead of only the dear-cut
music genres, and with Grooveshark's
bite feature, users will be able to see other
music recommendations based on similar
artists, genres and user ratings.
One of the Grooveshark's top priori-
ties is to help new artists promote music.
Independent artists would simply have to
acquire a Creative Commons copyright li-
cense in order upload songs onto the Web
site. They can allow users to download
their songs for a very low price or even
for free to expand their pool of listeners.
The University's Office of Technology
Licensing, part of the University of
Florida Research Foundation, is helping
the Escape Media Group acquire the intel-
lectual property rights for Grooveshark.
To receive updates on new
Grooveshark developments visit
www.grooveshark.com and sign up for
their notification list. Those who register
will be notified of launching events and
the registration for Grooveshark's private
beta version, expected to be ready by
cans for needy
By CHRISTINA KALIHER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Not everyone can afford to feast this
Thanksgiving. But the UF Alpha Chapter
of the Public Relations Student Society of
America hopes to make a difference with its
canned food drive that runs through Nov. 21.
"It's an easy way for students to get in-
volved, but yet we're going to affect so many
families," said Rachel Attal, UF PRSSA com-
munity service committee co-director. "It's a
way to reach a lot of families and individuals
and help them celebrate Thanksgiving the
On Cans of food can be
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Communications Library or at the public rela-
tions office in Weimer Hall, Room 2083.
All donations will be given to local food
banks, said PRSSA President Lisa Johnson.
Attal said the idea for the food drive came
from considering what students are looking
forward to this holiday season.
"We're all going to leave Gainesville and
have wonderful Thanksgiving dinners, and
yet so many people here aren't going to,"
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Novelist Toni Lea Andrews is working on her new book, "Angel of Mercy."
A Novel Ddea
ool air rises from the frost-
covered earth in the morn-
ings. The inexplicable desire
for turkey looms faint in the
air. In the evenings, the first
scents of firewood burning in
the distance waft.
It must be National Novel
Writing Month again.
Each November since 1999, participants
from around world recently numbering
in the tens of thousands sign up along-
side one another with the collective goal
of writing a novel within the span of only
"I think National Novel Writing Month
is a terrific idea," said Toni Lea Andrews,
a novelist who moved to the Gainesville
area from Miami a few weeks ago. "It
jump-starts people, fires them up and of-
fers a support group."
This much is true: Participation has
skyrocketed over the past several years,
with some 59,000 participants having
signed up last year more than 9,000 of
whom completed the challenge.
The event's official Web site,
NaNoWriMo.org, offers forum member-
ship to its participants. The forums are
categorized by genre or by region, allow-
ing groups of like-minded people to flock
By JOE HUNTER
together. The Gainesville community has
13 members (although about 45 authors
claim Gainesville as their location).
Andrews is, by trade, a business ana-
lyst turned full-time novelist. She has had
three romance novels published in e-book
format under a pseudonym and is cur-
rently working under her given name on a
series of paranormal fiction stories follow-
ing a character named Mercy.
Going into the month, she had the
luxury of already having sold her book
- based on a half-page summary before
a word was ever written, no less but
also faced the burden of a hard deadline of
Dec. 1 for completion.
"I decided on Nov. 1 as the day I would
start," she said. And, given her Dec. 1
deadline, she noted that NaNoWriMo's
time frame matched hers perfectly.
Andrews said she also decided to par-
ticipate in support of a friend in California
who had decided to write a novel.
"So there were two reasons," she said.
"To encourage a friend and to kick-start
Another example of devotion to writ-
ing is Jane Millar, whose mystery story is
still very much in development.
"I've got a mystery, I've got a victim,
I've got how the first murder is going to
be committed and I've got an idea of the
amateur sleuth," she said.
Millar, 64, moved to Gainesville from
California last year she used that move
as inspiration for her 2005 NaNoWriMo
attempt, "The Ruby Yak Chase." That
story revolves around a group of eight un-
related people who, for one reason or an-
other, take trips from California to Florida,
running into each other along the way.
Millar, who is currently auditing
classes at UF in her spare time, has spent
much of her professional career teaching
mathematics and economics, but has had
a passion for writing since she was in third
grade and has published a multitude of
short articles under a variety of pseud-
She explained she used the pseudonym
because she was doing a lot of other work
and didn't want people to know it was her
writing the short stories and articles.
But people knew.
"Everybody liked keeping the secret
and pretending that they didn't know,"
she said. "And I liked pretending that I
didn't know that they knew."
As far as publishing her current project,
she is, as of yet, unsure.
"I'll wait and see how awful it is," she
By KELLY SEREIKAS
Who would have gue'ssed that a tattered
T-shirt could trigger a two-year tnendship, a
progressive rock band and an unofficial student
When Dannv Schoonover noticed Martin
McBnartVs Pnmus- shirt m a Calculus 0I class
two years ago. the hvo discovered a mutual ap-
preciation for progressive music's subversive
sounds Since then, they've been sharing their
love of the sonic artform ivith Gainesville
"Progressive music does sometlung that
no one had the ball to present to an audience
before." McBnart, said. "People get bored and
tred with shit-rock, but they don't know any-
thing dieteent "
NMcBriart- and Schoonover founded Gators
for Eccentric Music, a group for students inter-
ested in unique music. The lub orgaruzes sho- s
and provides a network for music lovers
After slamming together. the two engineering
majors formed Bacon Machune, a band that plays
what McBriarty' dubbed "avant-circus-math-
tunk-rock." Schoono% er drtmun, McBriartv plays
bass and J P. Wnght is the gutarist
While the band has only three songs, each is
eclectic, combining surreal slide guitar effects,
intricate bazs lines and a lot of noise.
"I'm warning you." Schoonover said before
practice. "It's verv. verv loud."
Schoonover defTcnbed the band's music as a
commentary on the "crappvy, crappy music out
there." The members feel their music i interest-
ing both harmonically and rhythmically, whereas
most popular music chooses one quahty or the
other lcbriart, explained that they incorporate
lazz ideals in a progress e setting
'We never play in the same time signature tor
more than a mnunte." he said.
The song htles "It's Poop Again." 'Crab
Hands" and "Clown Fork Tumor" aere la-
tively meaningless, rust like the band's name
b'choono\-er said that people often think band
narnemr have to have a deep, spirtual meaning,
but instead, they chose a name that sounded tun.
Wherever the\ plaN, they emulate the aroma of
bieakfa-t1 with bacon that they, cook on a George
McBnarty and Schooniover think their engi-
neering backgrounds ha% e a lot to do wiith theu
interest in progressive music McBriarty said
that in science it' not usefld to repeat e\pen-
menrts The band_ feels it's the same with music
Schoonover said it's about the alchemy of mu-
sic' which they like to make as complex and
intricate as pos.rble.
Bacon Machine opens for performance artist
lared \\hithalm tonight at Baicktage I ounge
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In last week's issue, we
incorrectly identified the events
coordinator for the Downtown
Festival & Art Show. Her name
is Linda Piper.
SSex on the Avenue has gone
to confession this week and will
return next week. To submit a
column or ask a burning question,
write to email@example.com.
"She is unlike any Kazakh woman I
have ever seen. Pamela only had teeth
that grow on inside of her mouth. And
she have more hair on her head than on
To CNN, regarding Pamela Anderson
U Artist Charlie White gears up to speak
today at 6 p.m. at the Har Museum.
White's photography explores ideas of
youth, masculinity, sexual vulnerability and
loss of self-esteem.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 13
'Borat' exposes bigotry
* STUDENTS DRESS UP FOR FILM
By ARIELLA GUTMAN
Avenue Contributing Writer
"Jagshemash" will be the new "how
are you" around Gainesville, where the-
aters packed with moviegoers added to
the national craze over the movie, "Borat:
Cultural Learnings of America for Make
Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
Last weekend marked the release
of the mockumentary, which follows
Kazakhstan reporter Borat Sagdiyev on
his journey to America to help his country
learn about U.S. culture.
The :controversial and- much-hyped
film drew huge crowds, leading all its
showings at the Regal Royal Park Stadium
16 theater on Newberry Road to sell out.
Local fans including three Borat
impersonators who dressed up for the
premiere visibly displayed their excite-
Hare'l Amir, along with his fellow
Israeli roommates David Amar and Essi
By LANE NIESET
Tap dancing, checkered miniskirts
and hand percussion are not typical
components of a band. *
Tilly and the Wall is known for en-
tertaining performances, and at Gator"
Nights on Friday, the audience was
quickly up and dancing. The band
looked as if it were having just as
much fun as the audience was.
"Before we play we go into a hud-
Paris, threw a Borat party at their apart-
ment before the showing and encouraged
attendees to wear Borat costumes.
"We are big fans of the show," Amir
said. "We've been talking about the movie
for a long time. Some people didn't dress
up, but some girls dressed as gypsies."
As the Borat impersonators walked
into the theater with their entourage, the
laughs and picture-taking began.
Despite skeptics who predicted a box-
office bust, the film grossed nearly $27
million at the end of its first weekend.
The character of Borat, performed by
Sacha Baron Cohen, originated as a skit in
"Da Ali G Show."
Cohen's humor is known to be con-
troversial, due to Borat's comments on
racism, war and anti-Semitism. Some fans
were affected by the controversy, while
others embraced it as a good lesson.
Jews were depicted in the movie as
devils with horns. 'The film also com-
ments on blacks, homosexuals and
"Some people find it offensive, but
it's a unique way of exposing racism and
other bigotry in the country," Amir said.
dle because we have done it since the
first show," singer Kianna Alarid said.
"We think of a chant and yell and clap
with the crowd."
One aspect of the band that stands
out is that instead of a drummer,4hey
feature a tap dancer, and the members
clap to keep the beat.
Tilly and the Wall was energetic
throughout the performance.
"We want to let (the audience)
know that we are here for them,"
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Reitz Union Theatre, film: "Tsotsi," 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., free
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Califone focuses songcraft
early everything .that Blues," it turns this into an advan-
made Califone great its tage, honing that record's experi-
S effortless blend of rustic mentation into deceptively simple
folk-blues and subtle electronics, song struc-
its astonishing refusal to sound tures. It's
like anything other than Califone, hard to think
Tim Rutili's gruff but warm voice of another
- has gotten even better on the indie band
band's newest release, "Roots and 1 ''- who has been,
Crowns." Though the group opts h this good for
not to stretch out as much as it had this many
on its previous album, "Heron King records.
Bert Jansch makes return
Though Bert Jansch was on so many visible, critically ac-
never really gone (his claimed artists.
previous record is only And if we do treat "The Black
four years old), many are treat- Swan" as
ing the newest release of the a come-
first genius of British folk like "s back, it is
a comeback. And. though it is a triumph,
certainly inaccurate to treat it as picking
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from the UF Campus since 1976.
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any date or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
wine tasting 6-8pm. Open 7
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Consistently voted best burger in
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3443 W. University Ave.
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Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop thai should
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Restaurant & Internet Cafe
2409 SW 13rh ST, 336-4125
Newll Daily Lunch Special-1 lam-4pm
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Combos including 20oz drink
Serving Gainesville's best Cuban
food since 2003, Virtually Cuban
serves all the Cuban classics
Ropa Vieja, Chicken and Yellow
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few are served up with your
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other Cuban favorites We also
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48 SW 2nd Street
The Grapevine Deli hired skilled
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our sandwiches & party platters.
Along with our great sandwiches,
we offer a variety of world cof-
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We are located kitty corner to
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The Pontiac Tavern
Featuring an eclectic infusion of
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The Gelato Company
The Gelato-Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and salads.
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next to Harry's. Live pianist
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New Luomo meets expectations
uomo's album garnered a lot of
negative prerelease speculation
about the possibility of its sound-
ing like a mechanized mess. But this
Finnish premier of space-house trumps
all expectations by fulfilling another
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But while Luomo's most recent ef-
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Squarepusher moves boundary
Sight albums in, Squarepusher's Call "Hello Everything" a greatest
STom Jenkinson has practically hits collection of new material; the al-
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'Ladyhouse Blues' depicts trials at home during war
When the nation is at war, ev-
eryone is affected. But war leaves
its scar mainly on those fighting
over-eas or on those who love them.
Without turning on the television or
reading the latest death tolls in the
newspaper, it is easy to forget that
a conflict is unfolding so far from
Kevin O'Morrison's "Ladyhouse
Blues" offers a view of war from the
perspective of the loving family of
a distant soldier. The play, directed
by SFCC theatre director Terry A.
Klenk, premiers tonight at SFCC.
Marvin Halelamien / Alligator
Angie Petty plays Eylie Madden in "Ladyhouse Blues" at SFCC.
Set in the St. Louis of 1919,
"Ladyhouse Blues" is a moving
portrait of a time when veterans
returned to face massive job short-
ages, women struggled for equal
rights and tuberculosis was consid-
ered "the great white plague" of the
The story focuses on widowed
mother Liz Madden played
by Gainesville actress and singer
Amanda Garrigues who awaits
the return of her beloved son, a sol-
dier in Europe during World War I.
Liz, who recently lost her husband
to tuberculosis, must sell the family
farm to pay off debts.
Her daughters all played by,
SFCC students support their
mother during this difficult time
and also must cope with problems
of their own.
Terry, played by Brittany
Jacobson, is a blooming activist
fighting for women's rights. Helen,
played by Katlin Hall, is a woman
dying of tuberculosis who is fight-
ing desperately to be reunited with
her young son after he is removed
for fear of contagion. Dot, played by
Kristen Frye, is a pregnant woman
trying to hold onto her husband.
The youngest sister, Eylie, played by
Angie Petty, is a waitress who finds
her only solace in dreams of life with
her boyfriend aboard a fishing boat.
Together, the family eagerly
awaits the return of their soldier
from the Navy after the war's end.
"'Ladyhouse Blues' lets us look
through the veil of the effects of
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our lives today and as a part of our
heritage," Klenk said. "In the end, it
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trumps all politics and conflicts.
It also reminds us of the power of
women to shape a century and be-
yond. As Liz prays to God, I can't
help feeling that if you was a man,
you'd a done it different!'"
Although "Ladyhouse Blues" is
specific to the post-
Local World War I era, the
play which first
opened in New York
City in 1979, shortly after the end of
the Vietnam War bears relevance
to life in the present-day.
One could easily identify paral-
lels between Gen. Pershing's ratio-
nalization of the Great War in the
play and George Bush's rhetoric
about "staying the course" in Iraq.
In both cases, the consequences
have been heavily felt on the home
"Ladyhouse Blues" will show
Thursday to Saturday and Nov.
16 to 18 at 8 p.m. in the Building E
auditorium on the SFCC Northwest
Campus. Admission is free for SFCC
faculty, staff and students, and $5 for
the general public. For more infor-
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Artist to talk at Harn
By SHEM FLEENOR
Avenue Staff Writer
Pinned in a bathroom, Lindsay
Linton, an attractive young blonde
woman, is manhandled by three
hulking white dudes who dump a
glass of milk over her head. Anaked
mutant humanoid without genitals
or a nose, named Joshua, is forced to
watch. The sight of the nubile young
beauty being doused in milk seems
to bring the mutant puppet to awe
Contemporary artist Charlie
White, 34, uses the puppet in his
imagery in order to explore ideas of
youth, masculinity, sexual vulner-
ability and the loss of self-esteem.
White will lecture and sign cop-
ies of his book, "Charlie White:
Photographs," at the Ham Museum
tonight at 6 p.m.
"Getting Lindsay Linton" is
one of the photos in White's book.
The emotionally jarring, ambigu-
ous image occupies a wall in the
"Contemporary Complexities" ex-
hibition at the Ham.
White's signature juxtaposition
of disturbing imagery and mundane
surroundings forces the viewer to be
victim, voyeur and accomplice all at
once. The piece cuts to the heart of
the animal in all humankind.
"The great thing about White
is that his work leaves the viewer
with more questions than answers,"
said Thomas W. Southall, curator of
the "Contemporary Complexities"
White is known for using elabo-
rate settings, makeup and computer
graphics, much like a film director
would. The graphic nature of his art
plays upon the viewer's psyche.
White commonly explores ta-
boos such as male self-image and
sexual vulnerability. Joshua is the
physical manifestation of the strug-
gle between the id and superego
- repulsion versus attraction and
artifice versus realism.
Joshua seeshimself as more close-
ly linked withbrunettes. Conversely,
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Charlie White's photo is part of the "Contemporary Complexities" exhibit at the Ham Museum. His work
explores themes of youth, masculiniy and sexuality. White will discuss and sign his book tonight at 6.
he sees blondes as the Aryan ideal of "Getting Lindsay Linton." "'Getting Lindsay Linton' is evi-
humanity as a higher form of spe- "We've really got an opportunity dence of that. White's images aren't
des. The theme shows up again and to challenge the viewer in terms of serene, but they force the viewer to
again in White's images, including their art experience," Southall said. ask questions."
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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. WID,
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
B For Rent
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
SW23rd St. 1BR 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
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.
in 4BR/3BA house. 1/2 mile from campus,
starting January 1st. $375/BR, utilities not
included. Call 954-328-1318 11-16-5-2
Fenced yard, W/D hk-up. Section 8 accept-
able. Rent $900/mo. $800 dep. Call 371-
7815. Available immediately. 11-16-5-2
LOCATION / NEWLY REMODELED AVAIL.
NOW 2/1 Apts., less than a 5 min. walk to
campus, bus routes, off street parking. $520-
$600. 338-2769/494-1188 11-16-5-2
BIVENS ARM SOUTH
3BR/2BA, 1787 sq ft over-looking pool with Subleases
lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108I U
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SPACIOUS 1BR APT
Ceiling fans, large yard, quiet. $460/mo. Incl
water & sewer. No dogs. 1st, last, sec. 378-
2BR house, ceramic tile throughout, cent
A/H, enclosed patio, avail now. $650
edbaurmanagement.com 1731 NW 6th St.
Spacious 4BR/2BA house. Avail immediately.
Nice neighborhood. Bike to UF. Fenced
backyard. All new appliances. Wood floors.
$1275/mo. Call 727-808-2388 11-13-5-2
1BR/1BA for rent immediatley. Nice neigh-
borhood. Bike to UF. Perfect for Grad
student. $425/mo W/D, water included. 727-
1 808-2388 11-13-5-2-
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
SUNRISE APTS 1 BR/1 BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
Close to UF, 15 min walk. $500/mo very spa-
cious. Cats ok. Call Theresa 850-585-7194.
Available immediately. 11-15-10-3
)1 ll Subleases
CABANA BEACH 1BR in 4BR apt. Avail Dec
13th. Furn. 3rd floor POOL VIEW. Private
bathroom. $500 CASH upon signing & last
month's rent PAID! $539/mo. Call 321-693-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at MELROSE
APTS. Close to UF on great bus rte. W/D,
until, cable, interest included. Furnished.
TinaMari@ufl.edu. 305-546-0218 11-9-7-3
1 BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 11-15-10-3
College Manor. Right across 13th from UF
campus! $499/mo. Incl all utilities. Call 931-
260-5618. Avail Jan. 11-28-15-3
$310 a month for 1 bedroom in a 4/2 in uni-
versity commons, male preferred. Close to
UF. Contact Travis 321-987-8881 11-9-5-3
MASTER BEDROOM in 3/3. Great loca-
tion near Shands in Oxford Manor. Utilities
included & furnished. Available for spring
semester. 305-323-8198 11-13-5-3
1/1 in 2/2 apt in Greenwich Green. $440 +
low utils. On 2 bus lines to campus. Walk-in
closet, wi/fi. Partially furnished. 315-857-
7814, email@example.com. 11-20-10-3
CAMPUS CLUB SUBLEASE. Poolside bldg.
Utilitesl/HBO/internet included. Laid back
roommates. $380/mo in 4/3 shared. Avail
Dec 20-Aug '07. Call Kelly @ 786-298-7214
Sublease at Lexington Crossing
Move in Now 1BR/1 BA in 2/2.
$520 mo Dec/06 thru July/07. All
utils incl November paid. 284-6780 11-20-
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
1 BR/1 BA Jan May'07
Hidden Village Apts
Very cheap Rent!!!
Contact Rob 813-789-3396 11-14-5-3
SUBLEASE AT STONERIDGE!
Take over lease for spring semester. Only
$350/mo! 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Apt. Huge
floorplan! Pool, gym, laundry. Call Chris 772-
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities, firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-
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
UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST
1BR/1BA in 4/4. Large floorplan, close to
UF, great roommates and amenities. Avail
December $425/mo. Call 239-560-1507
1 BLOCK FROM UF IN THEAVENUES!!
Looking for female to sublease 1 BR in luxury
2BR/2BA for spring & summer. Private park-
ing, furniture, W/D. Call 321-439-9505 11-
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20, ALLIGATOR S THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,2006
S l Subleases
1BR/1BA 3 BLOCKS NORTH OF STADUIM
$375/mo. Jan Aug. Located on 4th Ave
northpf stadium. Walk to UF & bars. Pets
allowed & private porch. 352-682-8350 11-
2BR/2BA, NEWER BUILDING
4 blocks to UF, W/D in unit, now til Aug 07.
Good parking. $700/mo. 941-374-8477 11-
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
for Spring Semester. Poolside apartment
for only $524 a month. Please call 904-434-
MELROSE STUDENT SUITES
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA woman's apt. next to
pool, larger bath furnished w/d & d/w and all
utilities included. 727-514-1896 11-16-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
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-
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
Roommate needed in 3/2 w/2 other males.
Avail Dec 15. $280/mo + 1/3 util & cable. 1st,
last, no dep.. End of Dec. Rent free. Call 561-
818-0884 Carport & W/D. 11-13-10-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free internet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304. 11-14-10-4
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..~ p PETS. $450/mo $400 Deposit +
utilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
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 + util. 3 pools,
24 hr gym. Free tanning. Call now Danielle
352-727-8590. Available immediately 11-
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gay couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly.
$370/.mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-
DOWNTOWN ROOM FOR RENT
$350/mo includes everything, cable, in-
ternet, utilities. 4 blocks from Hippodrome.
No deposit. Roommate needed ASAP. Call
Natasha @ 352-484-8855 11-20-10-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $450 954-557-
3BR/2BA HOUSE, NW area. Male need-
ing roommate ASAP. $500/mo includes
everything. No contract month-to-month
basis. Call 352-514-7514 or 352-367-2997
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
for room in Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent
around $530/mo. Call 727-501-2554 11-
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-furnished.
Cable, internet, W/D. Gated amenities
$350/MO 281-9391 11-14-5-4
ST. CROIX 2BR/1BA, seeking UF male, NS,
tidy, $275 deposit, $275/mo + utils & cable.
Please call Owen 850-685-1960 11-16-7-4
ROOM IN NICE DUCKPOND HOUSE
Kind environment for honest, responsible
person. $360/mo + 1/3 utils. Enjoyment of
gardening, art, or music a plus. Bike to down-
town or campus. 374-7038 11-21-10-4
Available Jan. 1st: 1BR/1BA in brand new
3/2 on 7 acre horse farm. 20 mins from UF
10 mins to SFCC, pets ok. Fenced, quiet,
may trade some work for rent. Prefer female.
$350 +1/3 utils. Call Devin (386) 804-3384.
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-
SUPER DEAL $425
Incl util, internet, cable, W/D. Professional/
grad student female preferred. 7 mi from
Shands/UF. 3BR/2BA new house. No pets.
Female non-smoker, 1 unfurnished BR avail
in furnished 3BR/2BA house. Avail for spring.
12 miles from UF, 5 minutes from SFCC. No
pets. $400/mo incl util, cable, wireless inter-
net. Quiet area. 352-206-0543 12-6-17-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREEI,
1-877-For-Rent (367-7368) 11-9-1-4
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FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED 2BR/1BA,
block from campus, walk in closet, decal
parking, avail. Dec. 16th for spring &/or sum-
mer, $325 + 1/2 utils. (obo).call Lindsey at
1BR/1BA for rent in ROCKWOOD VILLAS
Condo. Available for the Spring 2007 se-
mester. $450/month + half utilities. Contact
0l Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Ivvmssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900 (as
is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Sunday (11/
12/06 or 11/19/06) from 10-1:00. Contact
Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498 or Steve Clark
352.328.8311at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375: 11-30-91-5
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000'. 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.
Fof more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
11l 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
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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
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COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
**Treat Yourself Don't Cheat Yourself!**
Live at a star address overlooking UF*3BR/
3BA *1340 sq.ft.* Covered parking *All ap-
pliances *$299,000 *Amy Silvis Focus Real
Estate Group 672-2507 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUCTION-New NC Ocean Front Duplex;
Topsail Island Surf City, NC. Saturday,
November 18, 2PM. Iron. Horse Auction
(800)997-2248, NCAL#3936. 11-9-1-5
*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East, LLC:AB2509, Buleziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauck:AU3447. 11-
Developers Closeout AUCTION 12/2/06
14 Residential Condominiums, Pompano
000** 5 MIN TO UF0*000 Beach, FL Financing and Online Bidding
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling, Available 2% Broker Cooperation
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing www.fisherauction.com. L. Fisher AU93;
possible 3642 NW 7th PI. $219,000 352-373- AB106 (800)331-6620 x 16. In Cooperation
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com with Lauro Auctioneers Sale subject to all
11-17-47-5 terms. 11-9-1-5
Gainesville area (High Springs) 20 mins
from UF. 2005 3/2 house 1,500sf dbl garage,
vaulted ceilings. Tile, fridge, stove, micro,
laundry rm & W/D Perfect for family, students
faculty $210k 305-308-7272/305-944-1290
NY Style luxury loft minutes to UF, on bus
route. 2/2.5 bath, high ceilings, huge win-
dows. New CBS construction. Selling $40k
below market. Asking $230k Call Ricardo
Kokkas/Realtor 352-318-3384 11-13-10-5
Walk to UF
Luxury 2/2 condos
MODEL NOW OPEN
For Sale or Lease
Corner of NW3rd 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
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 11-9-1-5
PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale
2006 models. National Builder 0% DOWN
when you own your land. Call for FREE
Brochures (800)622-2832. 11-9-1-5
193+/- Acre timber farm adjoining Uwharrie
National Forest Piedmont NC-Merchantable
timber, great views, $3,000 per acre. Iron
Horse Properties (800)997-2248. 11-9-1-5
*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East, LLC:AB2509, Buleziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauck:AU3447. 11-
N. Fla 1-350 Acres 30 Ac+/- low as
$6500/acre Only 4 parcels Owner Fin avail
(800)294-2313 Ext 1285 A Bar Sales Inc. 7
days 7am-7pm 11-9-1-5
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA Affordable
Homes in the Mountains. Affordable Homes,
Mountain Cabins and Land. CALL FOR
FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288 EXIT
REALTY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROPERTIES
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
BEAUTIFUL BLUE RIDGE, NC Mountain
Views. 8+ Acre Mountain Estate. Heavily
Wooded with Stream. EZ Financing-
$49,900. (800)230-6380, ext.120. 11-9-1-5
East Tennessee- Norris Lake 5.6 acre
wooded LAKEFRONT lot- $66,500 5.1
ACRE WOODED view lot- $28,900 Call
Lakeside Realty @ (423)626-5820 Or Visit
View Western North Carolina, North Georgia,
Eastern TN, Real Estate. Excellent retire-
ment area. Very affordable homes, cabins,
land. Low taxes. Good paying jobs available.
NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 21
0 1 Real Estate
WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres
- 49,900; 50 acres $59,900. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 11-9-1-5
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE
HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 11-9-1-5
GA/FL. Pre-Construction Grand Opening.
20 AC $99,900. Pay NO Closing Costs.
Terrific opp'ty to own 20 acres in GA. Coastal
region. New survey, subdivision potential,
excel financing at the unbelievable price of
$99,900. CALL NOW! (800)898-4409 X1002
CLP-GA Land Services LLC. Licensed Real
Estate Broker. 11-9-1-5
VA MOUNTAIN LOG CABIN unfinished
inside, view, trees, private, large creek and
river nearby, $139,500 owner (866)789-
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre- Construction
Golf Community. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k. (877)266-7376
12 ACRES/LAKEFRONT/$99,900 239 feet
of US Corp Frontage on beautiful lake in
Tennessee. Direct lake access lot from
$12,900! Call (866)950-5263 Ext. 1791.
23+ "ACRES/ .LAKE ACCESS/ $124,900
Direct access to beautiful lake in Tennessee
with beautiful mountain views! Other lake
access lots from $12,900 available! Call
(866)950-5263 Ext. 1792. 11-9-1-5
ilI Real Estate
MAINE SPORTING PARADISE! 500 ACRES
only $299,900. Hunters & fishing enthusiasts
wanted! Private 500 acre parcel of land ideal
for hunting offers access to crystal clear trout
& salmon stream- unbelievable fishing. NEW
TO MARKET! Great owner financing. Call
L&S RIty (207)781-3343. 11-9-1-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry, set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
) 1 Furnishings a) Furnishings
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
* "Copyrighted Material
Bed-All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Candeliver. $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 0 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 11-16-14-6
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-
Syndicated Content KSHER & DRYER
WASHER & DRYER
S6 years old, work well. $300. Call 339-0676
Available from Commercial News Providers" 11155-6
2 blue swivel rocker chairs; 5 lamps: 2 sti-
effel, 1 marble, 2 pink stone (fairly large);
1 Arizona lithograph, 1 original watercolor
Cuban. Prices negotiable. Call 376-6998 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org 11-16-5-6
-.01 4,. 0
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
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
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
*0 1 Electronics
VIDEO GAMES REPAIR: Xbox, Xbox 360,
Playstation, PSP, Gamecube, DS. We fix
them all. Low rates & fast svc. We sell parts
too. www.videogamesrepair.biz. Call today
352-225-1248. We buy broken systems.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
A+ nmpnputer GiEhk 6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
_" F 12-6-72-10
Computer Help! Now! Classifieds...
4-25-144-7 Continued on next page.
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(DOB 08/06/57); 5'07",
130 lbs, 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
22, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,2006
a For Sale
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplusl
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
*LAPTOP HP Windows 2000 $165 as is.
004 HONDA CRV STEEL ALLOY RIMS
$165 as is.
Arradondo Farms. Call 352-505-6175,
* X-Box 360 w/accessories $300.0 Onkyon
- Sony HG-R530 Theater receivers sound
w/7 speakers $200. 0 Water ski flippers
w/mask $50. 332-0884 11-20-7-10
What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. HabanaAve., Tampa FL
33607 (813)872-0722. 11-9-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$,Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 Toll Free (888)393-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 11-9-1-10
Vending Route: Snacks & Drinks. Energy &
Healthy Snacks, Too. All Sizes. All Brands.
Great Equipment, Great Locations! Financing
Available w/ $7,500 Down. (877)843-8726,
Local. BO#2002-037. 11-9-1-10
Internet Shopping Mall WORLD BUYERS
MALL Internet SuperMall with over 770
stores. Open 24/7. Thousands of Products
to- BUY. WALMART-TARGET-BESTBUY-
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL .TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 11-
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
SPECIAL BUILDING SALE..."DON'T MISS
IT!" 2006 delivery or deposit holds till spring.
25'x40'x12' $4800. 40'x60'x16' $12,800.
MI Motorcycles, Mopeds) El
SCOOTER SERVICE .
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 SW4th 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: email@example.com or call
Norman at 331-4559 or 392-1864 x 180.
FAST CASH PAID FORANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SelleTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Front end optional. Other sizes available. $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Pioneer. (800)668-5422. 11-9-1-10 HONDAS, CHEWS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
SFor listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
m i Motorcycles, Mopeds] 12-6-71-12
** 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
*-A ***New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th 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-
perieri~e selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITYAUTO 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
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 35:
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999
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!
00* FREE FREE FREE* FREEOO .
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
FREE REMOVAL OF
Call 317-2282 or 339-5014 11-20-15-12
99 MERCEDES ML 320 SUV
Silver, well-maintained, 69k miles. Nice ride
$13,000. Call 375-7545 can leave mes
1992 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
2 seater, cold A/C, CD w/remote, 5 speed,
alarm system, great mpg, sporty, bright
yellow. Excellent condition. Moving, $4200/
OBO. Call 904-631-0473 11-17-10-12
1987 MERCEDES BENZ 300D Turbo, die-
sel, red, PW, PS, PL, PB, 4dr, auto, sunroof,
1 piece lights and many extras. $2000/OBO.
CallAlex 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
1997 CHEVY LUMINA
115K miles, 4 door, dark blue w/tints, CD,
A/C, CLEAN TITLE. Good condition. $2700/
OBO. CallAdam 352-339-1268 11-17-6-12
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
ll .Help Wanted
12-6-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
2-338-1999 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-
12-6-72-12 nation or arranging meetings
) I Help Wanted
the independent florida
FT ACCOUNTING CLERK
Experienced in invoicing and accounts
receivable management. Cash receipts
posting. Accounts payable entry and writ-
ing checks. Miscellaneous duties include
purchasing office supplies, spreadsheet
maintenance, answering phones. Experience
in QuickBooks and Excel desired. Modest
salary, good benefits and excellent working
environment. With resume, send cover letter
including salary requirements to: R. Pelham,
The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box
14257, Gainesville, FL 32604. FAX: 376-
4556. Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No
phone calls please. EOE
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work-history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
* i Help Wanted
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for-participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
0** SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com 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 SW13th 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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 23
j J Help Wanted
Tuition and books cost you an arm & a leg?
Can't afford to put gas in your car?
WE'VE GOT THE ANSWER TO YOUR
Part time and full time telephone sales posi-
tions available immediately! Positions pay
hourly wages PLUS commission. Flexible
day and night time hours available.
Send resume to
Find more information at
www.TutorGator.com Now registering tu-
tors. No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. UF, Santa Fe courses and others.
Offer review sessions, salsa dancing, etc.
Respond to course requests online.
now hiring WAITSTAFF, HOSTESSES,
COOKS, DISHWASHERS. Apply in person
7038 NW 10th PI anytime after 2pm..11-
Attention Smokers! Earn at lease $7 per hour.
Smokers are needed to participate in a study
on decision making & smoking. If interested,-
come to Rm 397 UF Psychology Building,
call 392-0601 x 297, or visit wwwlpsych.edu/
!locey/smokers.mht for more info.
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
Awewr-eeWte, oa want R 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
I I Help Wanted
Earn $1000's Monthly on your own time.
Find FREE money for school.
SEARS OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE 12-
Finance co. seeks FTAdmin Asst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cusfsvc & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with IT in subject.
PAID CALENDAR MODELS!!!
Need 12 girls with hot rock and roll look
for professional bikini/lingere shoot in Dec.
-C 6; o i-li i Make easy cash and advance your career!
e-mail email@example.com NOW!
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006
Loss to Gamecocks
sparked UF revival
SITE: The Swamp, Gainesville,
KICKOFF: Saturday 3:30 p.m.
TV/RADIO: CBS/WRUF AM850
It's Chinese night here at alligator-
While scarfing down some Kung
Pao chicken, we stumbled upon some
facts that are giving us newfound re-
spect for Chinese astrology.
While most were shocked when
the 01' Ball Coach wound up at South
Carolina last year, our friends from
China predicted the coach's fate long
Confused? Allow us to explain.
If you run to the nearest Chinese res-
taurant and jack one of the placemats,
you'll notice that Spurrier, who was
born in 1945, was bor in the year of the
cock. So you see it was destiny.
Still not a believer?
Spurrier won the first Southeastern
Conference championship in 1993, also
the year of the cock.
Twelve years later, in the next year
of the cock, Spurrier was hired by South
Carolina and defeated his former team,
knocking UF out of contention for an
Eerie, isn't it? Coincidence?
For those of you still convinced
someone must have poisoned our lo
mein, these are some attributes of the
people born in the year of the cock (or
rooster), according to About.com.
"People bor in the year of the
Rooster are usually very observant.
They are brave, resilient, sexy, and
tenacious but can also be quite self-ab-
sorbed, pretentious, and overly roman-
tic. Most of the time, they are very accu-
rate and precise with their observation
... These people are often confident in
their own judgments and choices. There
are times when these people may be too
straight-forward which can cause some
problems in relationships with others.
So it would be wise sometimes not to
express their opinions in order to keep
OK, so we can all agree on how
romantic sexy Steve is, but what is all
this stuff about being pretentious and
SEE PICKS, PAGE 27
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators were cleared
for landing, but then what?
On Nov. 12, 2005, UF
coach Urban Meyer ordered
the team plane to remain on
the Gainesville runway so he
could vent his frustrations.
The Gators had just
been knocked out of the
Championship game by
Coach Steve Spurrier's South
Meyer lambasted UF with
his best Nick Nolte "Blue
Chips" tirade impersonation
- not exactly a time for
interruptions. The fire-and-
brimstone speech strained
the selfishness and egos out
of players who still hadn't
bought into his philosophies.
"It wasn't fun, noth-
ing you'd ever want to go
through," recalled center
Steve Rissler. "Everyone was
quiet. He was pretty upset.
I don't think anybody was
happy with it. It sucked. We're
going to try to stay away from
those kinds of meetings."
The No. 6 Gators have gone
10-1 since and hope -for re-
venge against South Carolina
(5-4, 3-4 SEC) on Saturday.
The game marks Spurrier's
highly anticipated return to
his former school. But UF (8-
1, 6-1) cannot afford a loss for
several reasons, not the least
important of which is main-
taining a shot at the national
"I don't know how many
opportunities you're going
to have at winning a national
championship," Meyer said.
"We'll shove it in everyone's
face and my face. Lets go get
it. Let's do what we can."
"I don't know how many
opportunities you're go-
ing to have at winning
a national champion-
UF football coach
The Gators (No. 4 Bowl
will pay close attention to
game. Should Louisville
- No. 3 in the BCS lose,
UF would have a strong case
for cracking the top two. The
only other winning teams on
the Cardinals schedule are
South Florida (Nov. 18) and
Pittsburgh (Nov. 25).
"They'd better be ready to
SEE FOOT, PAGE 28
UF coach Urban Meyer challenged his players after last season's loss to
South Carolina. One year later, the Gators are national contenders.
UF to usher in new season against Samford
* THE GATORS PLAY THEIR FIRST OF-
FICIAL GAME FRIDAY NIGHT.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The No. 1 UF men's basketball team will
officially open the season at 8 p.m. on Friday
against Samford, a team that returns four
starters and boasts a unique style of play.
"We have a very, very tough first oppo-
-nent," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "There's
a lot to get ready for and a lot to be prepared
for when you play against a team like this
because not only are you going against their
personnel, but you're going against their
Unlike UF's fast-paced transition style,
Samford runs a Princeton-style offense,
but the Gators have had success in the past
against such teams.
"Vanderbilt is the best in running the
Princeton offense, and Georgetown's good
at it, too," junior forward Corey Brewer said.
"So we've seen two really good teams do it,
so it's going to help us."
Still, the Gators will have to adjust to
defending long possessions and navigating
around a spaced-out floor.
"A lot depends on how they handle the
press," Donovan said. "Do they want to at-
tack the press and try to score quickly against
it, or are they going to try beat the press, get
it across half court, pull the ball back out and
try to utilize the clock?"
The Gators will also
have to try to suppress the
Bulldogs' 6-foot-10-inch ju-
w nior center Travis Peterson,
who was the third-leading
scorer on the team last
season with 11.2 points per
"I think that's one thing that's always
made that Princeton-style offense very diffi-
cult is when your center is a great passer and
a great shooter," Donovan said, "and Peterson
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 27
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IThe UF baseball team received letters of intent
from eight players Wednesday, seven of which are
from the state of Florida. All eight are eligible to
play in the 2008 season.
S1985: Against Georgia, running back
John L. Williams catches 12 passes, a
record for UF backs. The Gators lost the
Today's question: Who would you prefer as the
current UF football coach?
(Cast your vote online at alligatorSports.org.)
Wednesday's question: Besides UF, which is
the best men's college basketball team in the
country? (See right for results.)
UNC 58% (127)
Kansas 13% (29)
LSU 11% (24)
Ohio State 9% (20)
UCLA 9% (19)
219 TOTAL VOTES
26, ALLIGATOR 0 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9,2006
head to regionals
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
At a press conference last week,
UF cross country coach Jeff Pigg
was asked if he plans on making
any recruiting trips to Kenya.
"P prefer trips to Interlachen
and Keystone Heights," Pigg
responded. "I like those trips bet-
ter. I mean, we do have a kid from
Miami, so I guess we are getting
"For now, we'll just stick close
to home when it comes to recruit-
prefer things to
and not just in
: cross country.
Pigg because she was
born around the
Fourth of July, a holiday of great
importance in the Pigg household.
Pigg maintains similar philoso-
phies with regards to cross country
"If they are from the state of
Florida and they want to be Gators,
then that's the first (runner) we go
after," Pigg said.
This strategy has paid divi-
dends in 2006. Heading into this
weekend's NCAA South Regional
in Knoxville, Tenn., the men's top
six runners all hail from Florida.
The team is ranked 10th in the
nation. Having the top runners
from Florida has helped with UF's
chemistry, said junior Jose Garcia.
"These guys are something
else," Garcia said. "It's just every-
body pushing each other. If I say,
'Come on,' then someone else is
going to say, 'Yeah, let's go,' and
we'll get started. But if you're
going to credit one person, credit
Coach Pigg for putting this team
The women's team does not
boast as many Floridians at the
top of its standings as the men's
squad, but there are several, in-
cluding sophomores Jacy Kruzel
and Kathryn Kramer. The women
are ranked 25th.
This weekend, both the men's
and women's teams will face
programs that recruit extensively
overseas. The Alabama men's
team alone has five Kenyan run-
ners. The Auburn women's team
has one such runner as well as a
Even UF's FSU rival has 12 in-
ternational runners, six of whom
are from England.
As-a side note, Pigg has an FSU
confession that might upset some
in Gator Nation.
"To be honest, when we aren't
competing against them, I want
them to do well," Pigg said.
Regardless, Pigg still wants his
teams to maintain the momentum
they have mounted so far. The
top two teams from the men's
and women's squads in Knoxville
receive automatic bids into the
NCAA Championships in Terre
Haute, Ind., next week. Several
more teams will be eligible to re-
ceive at-large bids into the champi-
onships as well.
The UF men's team received an
at-large bid last year and an auto-
matic bid in 2004. The women's
squad has not qualified for the
NCAA Championships since 1999.
"Since I came here that's one of
the things I wanted to get done -
and not just get there but perform
well there, too," Pigg said.
SWIM TEAMS PREP FOR
POWERHOUSES: The UF swim-
ming and diving teams return to
the water for two meets that will
give a good indication of how far
the Gators can go in the postsea-
The No. 2 women's team (3-0,
1-0 Southeastern Conference) will
travel to LSU (2-1, 1-1 SEC) for
its first SEC road meet. The 10th-
ranked men's team (2-2, 1-1 SEC)
will host No. 5 Texas (2-0, 0-0 Big
12) on Friday at 2.
The men will try to bounce back
from consecutive losses to Georgia
This task should be much easier
with the return of star sophomore
swimmer Lucas Salatta. Salatta is
an Olympian and All-American
who missed the last three contests
because of disciplinary problems.
"There were some problems
outside the pool and Salatta
couldn't swim," freshman Omar
Pinzon said. "It was bad for the
team, but we need to get ready for
the next meet."
Pinzon turned in solid perfor-
mances against the Bulldogs and
Golden Gophers, winning the 200-
meter backstroke in both meets
with NCAA provisional qualifying
times. Swimming against Texas
- a perennial powerhouse in col-
lege swimming will show the
Gators how they match up against
"We're trying to see what
some of the younger girls
UF swimming and diving coach
"The Texas meet for the men is
a big one," Coach Gregg Troy said.
"Texas is traditionally one of the
best teams in the nation. They've
got a great group of sprinters,
haven't lost a meet yet and some
of the best athletes in the world are
The Gators now turn their at-
tention to the team's younger play-
ers. The underclassmen will swim
against LSU to determine which
swimmers will be key contributors
during the spring.
"We made it a big trip for the
freshmen," Troy said. "We're
trying to see what some of the
younger girls can do in some other
- MIKE MCCALL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 27
Florida's 'Mr. Basketball,' three others sign national letters of intent with UF
HOOPS, from page 25
Even with all the concerns and
preparations, UF cannot wait to get
back out on the court and start a
completely fresh season.
"In the public and in the com-
munity and on campus, the last
game anybody ever saw us play
that counted was UCLA," Donovan
said. "That was seven months ago.
...It's time to move on, and that's
why 1' be happy after we play our
first game because after the game,
hopefully (what) everyone will be
talking about is Samford."
UF WELCOMES 2007 COMMITS: Four
players signed national letters of
intent Wednesday to join the Gators
for the 2007-08 season.
Nick Calathes (Lake Howell,
Winter Park) is the most touted of
the bunch. The 6-foot-6 guard was
named Florida's Mr. Basketball after
averaging 26.9 points, 6.7 rebounds
and 4.3 assists per game last season.
Chandler Parsons, a 6-foot-8 for-
ward also from Lake Howell, aver-
aged a double-double last season (20
points, 10 rebounds).
hopes to utilize
Basketball Adam Allen's
6-foot-7 frame on
the wing after he
shot 38 percent from three-point
range as a junior.
At 6-foot-8, Alex Tyus (Harmony
Christian, Cincinnati) is a terrific
runner and jumper whom Donovan
hopes will add athleticism to UF's
"I don't know if any of them will
be a McDonald's All Americans, but
certainly we feel we have a good
solid class," Donovan said. "One
of the focuses for us with our team
right now is frontcourt players, and
they're hard to come by and we're
trying to do the best job we can to
continue to improve in that area."
PICKS, from page 25
Let's examine the evidence:
While Spurrier was coaching at Duke in 1989, the Blue
Devils defeated rival North Carolina 41-0 on the Tarheels' home
field to clinch an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
After the game, Spurrier had his team line up under the
scoreboard to take pictures. Upon hearing that UNC coach
Mack Brown was angry about that display, Spurrier countered
with this little quip: "I don't see why. I've won more games on
that field than he has."
Then there was Spurrier's famous, "You can't spell Citrus
without U-T," line, and don't forget, "Peyton Manning came
back for his senior year because he wanted to be three-time
Citrus Bowl MVP."
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UF sweeps Mississippi
* IT CAN CLINCH THE SEC BY DEFEATING
MISSISSIPPI STATE ON SUNDAY.
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
The only thing Mississippi managed to upend
Wednesday night was junior middle blocker Kisya
The 6-foot-3-inch Killingsworth tumbled back-
ward over freshman libero Elyse Cusack while both
attempted to dig an attack.
This was the only stumble for the No. 7 UF vol-
leyball team (23-2, 16-1 Southeastern Conference),
as it swept the Rebels 30-15, 30-16, 30-24.
"I was-trying so hard not to laugh," junior out-
side hitter Marcie Hampton said. "Kisya screamed
or something. There was a scream and a thud.
"The problem was there was a long rally after
that, so we were trying hard not to laugh during
Neither player was hurt, and Killingsworth fin-
ished with 11 kills, while Cusack led the team with
16 digs. With the victory, the Gators are one win
away from a 16th consecutive SEC title.
UF needs two wins or an LSU loss to be the sole
"It's a pretty good feeling to know that we con-
trol our own destiny in the SEC," Coach Mary Wise
UF had 10.5 blocks and held the Rebels to .000
hitting in the first two games combined. The Gators
finished the match with 12.5 blocks, and Ole Miss
hit .085 overall.
"The first two games weren't a very good indica-
tion of what kind of a team they
were. The third game was more
(competitive)," Hampton said. "I
don't know if we got their best
Hampton hit .385 with 18 kills
to lead the Gators' offense.
Senior opposite hitter Stefanie
Wise Douglas started in lieu of junior
Amber McCray. Douglas had 10
kills and a career-high six blocks.
Wise said Douglas was impressive, as setter
Angle McGinnis fed her attacks that neither had
rehearsed in practice.
"(Sometimes) the left-side blocker wasn't even
there," Douglas said. "When you go up and see no
blocker, it makes it pretty easy."
Hampton and Cusack were given game balls be-
fore the match to honor Hampton's reaching of the
1,000 career digs Sunday and Cusack's UF record 46
The Gators will have a chance to clinch the SEC
on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Mississippi State.
Gators need BCS help
FOOT, from page 25
play," Rissler said.
The Gators must also root
against Arkansas because it is
in their best interests to play
Auburn in the SEC champion-
ship. A win against the Tigers
(No. 6 BCS) would help the com-
puters and avenge the damage
of UF's loss to Auburn.
For this to happen, Arkansas
- which still plays Tennessee
and LSU must lose twice and
Auburn must win out. LSU is
still in the mix and could force
a series of tiebreakers depending
on how things shake up.
Meanwhile, the Gators just
need to fix their offense. UF has
spent the last two weeks playing
mediocre football against medio-
"(I'm) very upset. Surprised.
Alarmed. At times, disgusted
- the whole deal," Meyer said
of UF's lackluster play. "We're
not playing at the level that you
would anticipate at this time in
"At times, we look very
Times, we look
like the Bad News
Bears out there.
F ball No, is not ac-
ceptable. Am I OK
with it? I'm OK with our guys
winning the SEC East. But I'm
very upset about it, to be honest
Saturday's South Carolina
game will be televised on CBS,
meaning voters associated with
the BCS will be watching. UF
linebacker Brandon Siler doesn't
believe this should even matter.
"Any team that wins the SEC,
I think, should have a chance to
play for a national champion-
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Alligator, Thursday, November 9, 2006
SOUTH CAROLINA COACH STEVE SPURRIER, THE ,
MAN WHO MADE UF A NATIONAL POWERHOUSE," fg 1
RETURNS TO GAINESVILLE HOPING TO DESTROY u i -
THE HEART OF THE GATOR NATION.I
By LOUIS ANASTASIS 4
homeless? Should Spurrier somehow win Saturday,
Imagine Gen. Ulysses. S. Grant there would be a nuclear explosion within the
joinmg the Confederacy during the psyche of Gator Nation.
Cih i War. It would be an unfathomable short circuit
.Traitor? in the system. It just is not supposed to hap- .".
Pic ture Shah Jahan, ruler of the pen. Sort of like a negative attracting a nega-
Mugh i Empire in India, joining the tive.
Russian kingdom and asking the Or maybe karma will not have it any other 1
czars to tear down the Taj Mahal he helped way. Perhaps Spurrier still possesses some in-
build. tangible control over his former team.
Or ... South Carolina upset a superiorly tal- .
Lovable? ented Gators team last season, so could it be
It says something when the expansive fan that Spurrier still has his knuckles wrapped "
base you once galvanized still purchases your around the handles of a marionette? -
jerseys while you're across enemy lines. Meyer and his players have clinched
Legend? the SEC but still have a legitimate shot at a b
Game-winning kicks, prolific offense, national title. For theirhown sake, they will ,
Duke success and smooth trash-talking are not ponder the possible kismet of a Spurrier V :
not accomplishments and qualities meant to calamity. .
reside within the same person. "I think if you go into this game worried
Steve Spurrier, the Gainesville Golden Boy, about maybe losing something, then that's
the Florida Sweetheart, the South Carolina when it happens," center Steve Rissler said.
coach, returns to town Saturday. Spurrier has skirted pontification of the -i!R' M 5-
The man who named the Swamp will at- event that is his return.
tempt to deface it. The toach who tortured "It's very neat and nice, and certainly I'm a *
teams with orange and blue is hoping to turn honored," Spurrier said. "(UF) represents my
his former team different shades of blue. coaching career, pretty much I guess a little As as a 12-year coach of the Gators,
The most bizarre of all bizarre will unfold bit of my college playing career also. Most of Steve Spurrier built a legacy that in-
Saturday when Spurrier's Gamecocks will try the highlights of my coaching career are onp er bilt a leg h
Sto drain the Swamp. that wall down there. clouded a mark of 122-27-1 and an
"He's going to have to come to our sta- "(But) the only prospect that would excite .817 winning percentage that ranks
Sodium this year, and we're going to have to me is that South Carolina's never won down among the top three in Southeastern
beat him," former UF quarterback Danny there. It would be something new, something
Wuerffel said. different. If we get a bunch of breaks, if Conference history. He also led UF to a
Florida fumbles a whole bunch of times and top-15 ranking in every season and, his
THE SHADOW doesn't play very well, then that would give Gators made nine consecutive January
You cannot imitate Coca-Cola. You can us a chance to hopefully win down there.
only drink respectable imitations. Spurrier has not historically complement- bowl games, still a conference record.
You cannot write likeEdgar Allan Poe. You ed opponents. Traditionally, he has done little
can only read and appreciate. but brashly score points and win champion-'
You cannot clone the mind that sputters a ships ... all with the Gators.
precise cognizance of X's and O's, the percep- Wuerffel who could take Spurrier's lashings.
tibility that audible right before the snap, the BUILDING AN EMPIRE The two eventually blossomed into an entity
swagger that winning big produces. You can It takes a special makeup to seamlessly described as "Spuerffel."
only try to emulate. blend debonair spirit with a fire-breathing, "What was potent about Danny and Coach
When Spurrier resigned Jan. 4, 2002, he left obstinate approach to football. Spurrer was they thought alike," said James
a crater in Gator Nation. Spurrier has always been the easygoing Brtes, a forer UFtmiddle linebacker "With am
SpasatSri' emnru urrie r iB mg Bates,. a,- i iebackr "Wit au .t.anger.t.pressure. . eve..
A(dijustelikeda h oe in th waiyu can ii Soutte rnn geT S eiemen. e ds is aiso t qasame guy that smart enough and tough enough as a U ti
it, but there will always be a blemish. man who never let anyone else call his shots. gy thnd tugh as"
itbut there will always be a blemish man who never let anyone else call his shots. Danny,it was scary what they did together." would just go out there and shout,'Hey, show three in SEC history. The Gators were ranked
In such circumstances, there almost always The 01' Ball Coach infamously terrorized Surrier's apparent unarrow-mindednesst, 'ey sow three in S story Te aors tere aned
needs to be a stopgap. his quarterbacks, whether on the practice parted himself from the others right awa cover t wo.' in the Top-15 in every season of his tenure and
As harsh as it sounds, a hero's successor field or during games. It was nothing person- eparate himself from the others right away "Danny talks about it being a sandlot or made nine consecutiVe January bowl games.
must bear the ensuing pain of the empire. Ron al, just Spurrier doing his best at extendinghis Atlantic Coast Conference title at Duke choolyardbll, and sometimesit almost took
Zook found out the hard way. personality to his field generals. where students study and only watch football on that tone because a lot of times he was re- THE DEPARTURE, THE RETURN
aeHe sn sde red a mater rcut- Gator Nation still wonders at what might
But even as time passes and the inheritor He expected his quarterbacks to see his when bored, not vice versa. Gator Nation still wonders at what might
has left or been ostracized, the state of af- shade of colors, to read coverages like he did, After UF hired Spurrier away from the "Sure, It's a little bit of a burden. havWhy dd he leabeene?
fairs rarely returns to the pinnacle formerly, to call the audible he would call. Blue Devls on Dec. 31, 1989, Why did he leave?
attained. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it the coach promptly ordered There are probably not that many coaches that would admit that, Why wasn't he re-
Coach Urban Meyer is at the helm now. didn't. t grass repla hi red
He is the man who must dispel the theory' Terry Dean, for example, never had the tha re e artificial turf but I got news: That shadow Is How many points could
that forces are at work to eventually tear him tough skin needed to cope with this. The of spontaneous creativity, he coined thao t ging bthe 2006 Gators score with Spurrier
down. standout quarterback was replaced in 1993 f son "theo Swamp" bcreati after all, that goig to e ee r the next ye as coach?
"Is there a shadow? You're darn right," by a certain Fort Walton Beach native named where Gators liveamp as a a Coach Urban Meyer These pseudo-mysteries have
Meyer said. "There's been a shadow since day Surer's layers loved him, but he was swirled through the minds of all whom
one, and it should be that way." Spurrier Spurrier impressed during the '90s.
Younever a soft player's coach. You messed up, he ally drawing up plays during practice." Human nature is such that it makes you
Youca't bame Mer or knif ing hsAlong the same lines Spurrier defend ged
into the pressure. He could have certainly .vreprimanded you and at was at.eAnd Spurrier was the king of adjustments. wish for the impossible.
lived a luxurious life at Utah, where they long l the same lines, Spurner When pundits suggested he couldn't run the But when reality kicks in, such questions
might have renamed a county in his honor by t coh publicly reprimanded ball, he let Errict Rhett and Fred Taylor torch are quickly answered.
now had he stayed But you are only as great In 1996, the FSU for maliciously targeting Wuerifel. And opponents. For starters, Spurrier ran out of challenges
as the height of the mountain you scale. FSU or maliciously targetingWuerffel. And When Nebraska (1995 title game) and at UF. He wanted a shot at the NFL, which
Meyer has embraced this concept, even if in 2001, he went on another crusade against FSU (1996 regular season) battered Wuerffel, he eventually received with the Washington
it means sleepless nights and thce pressure of the Seminoles when a controversial play re- Spurrier installed the shotgun formation he Redskins.
it means sleepless nights and the pressure of "~suited in a twisted knee for tailback Earnest
a 2-ton anvil. su in a ham is ee arne had long abhorred. Most significant were the And even the master of it all was no
He walks past Spurrier's Heisman Trophy hat most irritated other programs was audible. stranger to pressure. He once said that every
photos of those six Southeastern Conferencem) and Spurrier's caustic public comments and seem- attuned to the game plan and defenses that Still, some will always wonder why UF
championships and exhales.tern Conference inglycareless approach to coaching the coach often signaled in new plays just sec- athletics director Jeremy -Foley later hired
"Sre, it's little bit of a burden," Meyer When a fire destroyeabout 20 books at bonds before the play clock expired. UF scored Meyer instead of retiring Spurrier.
said. "There are probably not that many an Auburn dorm, Spurrier quipped: "But the many of its points on such occasions. "I don't agree that there was any pressure
coaches that would admit that, n real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored You got the idea that if blindfolded and to hire me back at all," Spurrier said. "I left on
coaches that would admit that, but I got news: yet." drugged, Spurrier could still get himself out my own, and when I left Inever did think that
Thatrso He was never considered a master recruit- of handcuffs. I would return.
What makes it even harder is that he er and despised the long workdays that other The results were astonishing. The obvious "I thought I'd coach five to six years in the
coaches in the conference and we're playing a "staffs aspired to. accomplishment was the 1996 national cham- NFL, retire, go to the beach and play golf."
big-time football game this weekend. The one "I guess those other coaches are really just pionship, the first and only one in school As for his vaunted UF offense, Spurrier is
thing we've done is embraced it. We don't th story. not sure it might ever e repliated.
Cover up names. That's disrespectful and not They just don't feel secure unless they're "From day one when I chose to come "Everybody wants to win now," Spurrier
the reason why we came here to coach." working 12 hours a day or whatever, to Florida, there were two reasons: One, I said. "Shoot everybody wanted to win
the reasn why we came here to coach. "When you have your players all day, thought the school was an amazing academic back then, too, but now they're spending mil-
Sthat's almost too much. You can only teach institution, and two, football-wise, the chance lions and millions of dollars."
them so many plays. It gets a little boring at of playing for Steve Spurrier was too much to Tlhe fear in Gainesville is the following:
But on the field, Spurer's fiery spit and pass up," Wuerffel said. "Looking back at the If given time and enough recruits, Spurrier
But on the field, Spurrier's fiery sprit and results, it was four years you couldn't dream might do at South.Carolina what he did at
relentless pursuit of perfection paid tremen- of. He's a brilliant offensive mind." UF.
dous ivends Spurrier is the stuff bedtime stories are And, should this be the case, he would
foo tb.' A true innovator, the coach changed the made of.F likely boot the Gators out of many an SEC
way football was played in the SEC. His Fun- As a UF quarterback in 1966, he volun- title game.
n-Gun, highlighted by unorthodox four- and teered to kick a game-winning 40-yard field "I'd have to believe with the right players
Sfive-receiver sets in a league accustomed to goal against Auburn. He won the Heisman at the right time and the right coach, that that
: running backs and defense, numbed oppos- Trophy that season. could happen again," Wuerffel said.
"Coact ing players and coaches alike. Spurrier finished his 12-season UF coach- It would then become a story of the shad-
"Coach Spurrier, when he would just bust ing career with a mark of 122-27-1 and an .817 ow that disappeared because the silhouette
'. ., out film he would show you how open winning percentage that ranks among the top turned off the lights.
you were," former UF receiver Jacquez Green He was loved in
,-- .said. "So each week when we were actually
,.,:..., : open and able to catch the football, you would Gainesville, but
"He just made you feel like you could do started a reverse
anything on the football field."
.. The only thing more shocking than the -' trend last season
lopsided scores was the methodology behind when his Game-
St it all. cocks knocked the
"Spurrier would just draw plays up in the
dirt all day long," former UF linebacker James Gators out of the
Bates said. SEC championship
"One of the things that showed how amaz- game. If South
Though SEC opponents loathed Spurrier for his sometimes-insultory verbal jabs, ing his mind is- he would never script prac-ou
the coach was a friend to his players in a football kind of way. Spurrier could rip tice. I've been around a lot of football, and Carolina upsets UF
his quarterbacks for making a poor play one minute but pat them on the butt five everyone scripts practice because you have on Saturday, the
to get all these situations just right, so when Gators will be elimi-
minutes later. He also publicly defended his players on more than one occasion, you see them during games you'll be ready
especially when it came to Florida State extracurricular activities. for them. jjut that's where he got a lot of his pated from national
golf time in: He wouldn't script practice. He title contention.
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^GL 0^ 0 alligatorSponrs could not determine ahich sideline Sieve Spurrier was on after the
Gators trashed their former coa.:r, J -.7 on EA Sports' ''JCA Football '07.
Spurrier's Gamcecoct's appeared intrrnidated b% met Hoiuse thne i0' Ball Coach Built. as UF rushed out to an irurrnourntable 42-. advantage.
Once tIey ell behind, the, just starred to lose their focus, and there, n i lust r.e amrre re aall) ugl.' eltained ESPN rollge ifooball nalst Pirl Heibsireit.
A.nd all Ihis just after LIF Aas embarrassed -J5 27 at ie hands fi Tne vanderbIt ULniversiT~ last weeli Tv.o ase-' ago. the Gators crushed Georgia 66-27 ... nutr.
Lea+ rebounrdeid r.om his Cmmrodores' benching to complete 25 of 32 passes for 345 tards aid four tourdoj.wns.
More spc Ctcasl,. the previous, rinpres-ive South Carolina secorndar, could not handle ,.ide
re.ei.,er Dallas Bal-er The senior put ith Garors up 7-0 ,llen ne scored a 30-.*ard trou.:nlltnri on
UF's first pos sess:.n.
Brandon Slier forced his sucorid fumble ,f the day on South Carolina s ensuing series. UF
tailback DeShawn Wynn then sent stats Peepers into co ma nhe n er, briroi allempted tarIles D,
linebacker Marvin Sapp anrd cornerback Carlo.s Tlomnias for a 3S-yard rushing rtuCr hdoin.
Gators fullback Eric Rurlenge suce.sShull, convinrced Coa.h Urbarn Maeer that re ,.as stilt or, the
team arid caught a 1-ard toucho.r n in the secondI quarter.
Baker caught UF s net tvwo scores the latter in impresswe fashion.
Atler a 15-vard stop-and-go touchdown, he toor a short pla)-action pass. stiff-armnec Thomas and
sprinted for a 72.yard toucndown.
Cornerback. Reggie LeArs chipped rn during the third quarter by jumping Blab e Mitchell's pass t-,
Kenny Mclrinley and returning it 58 yards into tne erict zone.
South Carolina's lone score came on an O.J. Murdock 102-yard kickoff return.
Meyer went with mass substitutions to start the fourth quarter. Quarterback Tim Tebow passed just
twice: one of the attempts was a 12-vard touchdown to Kenneth Took;es. Tebow avoided Questions
about Nease's probation by quickly celebrating into the locker room afterward.
South Carolina 7
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