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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006
City takes steps in plan to help homeless
Andrea Morales/Alligator Staff
(Left to right) Tena Akins sings along to gospel recordings playing faintly in the background Monday afternoon
on the Downtown Plaza, as Michael Stoops tries togauge interest in a new homeless facility for Gainesville.
By DOMINICK TAO
In the Gainesville woods, a
homeless widow named Kathryn
Brown lives with her two dogs,
Ozetta and Cinder.
To keep warm at night, Brown
makes campfires outside her tent
and sleeps with the two mutts.
As the sun was setting
Monday, she sat on a wooden
park bench in Gainesville's
Downtown Plaza the center
of the city's.struggle to help its
homeless and still keep non-
homeless residents and business
Across the street from the
plaza, at City Hall, commission-
ers decided Monday to move
forward with the latest steps in
their plan to end homelessness in
Their decision to create a
uniformed security force to mon-
itor homeless people downtown
and to research merging most
social services into a one-stop
center was accepted by many
homeless advocates as a positive
But the commissioners' unani-
mous vote did not come quickly.
Citizens and commissioners de-
bated for more than two hours.
Jeff Meldon, a local attorney,
said he approved of the one-stop
homeless service center, but was
distressed the city might place
that center downtown where
"I walk outside and I am bar-
raged by panhandlers," Meldon
said to the
Gainesville ers. "Theplants
are being killed
is defecation and urine all over."
Meldon and at least five
other residents who spoke at
the meeting said they want the
service center located away from
downtown because the homeless
people are driving customers
away from local businesses.
However, many nonprofit
charity groups serve meals to
the city's homeless people down-
town because it's where many
homeless residents congregate.
SEE HOMELESS, PAGE 9
Interim dean appointed
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
The embattled College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences will have a familiar face at its
helm in January.
Provost Janie Fouke announced Monday
that Joe Glover, UF's former interim pro-
vost, will serve as CLAS' temporary dean
while officials find a replacement for Dean
Neil Sullivan. He announced his resigna-
tion as CLAS' leader last week amid ques-
tions about his handling of the college's
"I am going to look at everything with
a fresh eye," said Glover, who currently
serves as UF's associate provost for aca-
demic affairs. "I'm going over there with
a completely open mind and a completely
fresh point of view to get the college mov-
However, Glover said, the college's five-
year plan to climb out of debt will remain
in effect unless he and faculty members
* UF coach Billy
Donovan and the
Gators will com-
mence a hectic
stretch of games
beginning with a
tonight at 7.
See story, pg. 23.
Glover was one of Sullivan's chief su-
pervisors as the debt mounted. He started
at UF as a math professor in 1982, and he
served as interim provost for about a year
until Fouke was hired in 2005.
During his tenure as interim provost, he
and Sullivan discussed potential solutions
to CLAS' ongoing deficit, but their ideas
weren't implemented, he said.
"For whatever reason, the deficit
did not reduce."
CLAS' interim dean
"For whatever reason, the deficit did not
reduce, and here we are today," he said.
Glover said he feels no responsibility for
the college's problems, because managing
finances is the dean's job.
Sullivan's office said he is no longer tak-
SEE GLOVER, PAGE 8
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Coupons fund test prep
By JOEY CHINDAMO
Students planning to take exam re-
view courses for graduate school, law
school or. business school may have
more money in their pockets thanks to
a Student Government initiative that
Three professional exam review com-
panies in Gainesville TutoringZone,
Kaplan and The Princeton Review
- will offer discounts on their exam re-
view classes until June 1, thanks to new
discount coupons from SG.
Student Body Treasurer Ryan
Moseley, who oversaw the program's
creation, said SG is not going to help
subsidize the program. Instead, each
Pedestrian struck, seriously injured by vehicle
An unidentified Hispanic male was listed in criti-
cal condition at Shands at UF on Monday night after
being hit by a vehicle on Southwest 20th Avenue near
Southwest 34th Street. Lt. Mike Burroughs, spokesman
for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the man suffered
severe head injuries and was taken to the Intensive
"It doesn't look good," Burroughs said.
Investigators shut down a portion of Southwest
20th Avenue for about an hour and a half. The driver,
Marc Stanley, 21, was not intoxicated, Burroughs said.
participating company will discount
classes on its own.
Moseley said he considers the initia-
tive his "pet project,"
but Student Body
President John Boyles
said the plan for dis-
counted rates was
an initiative from his
Swamp Party's Spring
"As a group of
people, we should be able to coordinate
together and get those kinds of benefits
for the student body," Boyles said.
Still, he said, Moseley was- "the one
that really went out and got it done."
Moseley said he spent a month work-
SEE COUPONS, PAGE 8
VOLUME 100 ISSUE 58
2, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2006
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Turlington Plaza, 9 a.m.
The Asian American Student
Union holds a penny donation
drive to raise money for build-
ing an Asian-American insti-
tute. The drive will continue
Reitz Union North Lawn,
Gators for a Sustainable
Campus hosts its first-ever
fair, highlighting student orga-
nizations and local businesses
with sustainable operations.
Bartram Hall, Room 211,
Marcy Uyenoyama, of Duke
University, will speak about
"Barriers to Introgression
will be served before the
International Movie Series
Reitz Union Auditorium,
The Mayors' Council hosts a
series of international movies
to expose students to different
Founder's Day Gala
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
Richard Allen, co-founder of
Sustainable Cambodia, will
outline how his nonprofit or-
ganization helps Cambodian
villagers create a sustainable
way of life. Keynote speaker
Scott Sutton will discuss
the ongoing crisis in Darfur,
Sudan. Dress is formal.
Reitz Union Auditorium, 8
Winner of more than 30
awards, the science-fictional
film combines four stories
in which humans struggle
to connect in a world of
robotic people and digital
immortality. The showing is
co-sponsored as part of Asian
American Awareness Month.
Constans Theatre, 8 p.m.
UF theater and dance stu-
dents present the musical
performance "A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the
Body found near church
Police suspect foul play in the
death of a Gainesville woman dis-
covered Sunday evening.
The body of Grace Cason, 44,
was found lying facedown next
to St. Paul Christian Methodist
Episcopal Church at 1008 NE 18th
Terrace, said Sgt. Keith Kameg,
spokesman for the Gainesville
Police discovered her body
after they responded to a medi-
cal emergency around 5:30 p.m.,
When medical examiners
turned the body over, they dis-
covered "apparent signs of foul
play," Kameg said.
Police are not releasing any
more information at this time
regarding Cason's manner of
death or evident signs of foul
They are asking anyone with
information to contact Detective
Mike Schentrup at (352) 334-
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
Drug charges can block aid
By BRITTANY DAVIS
UF students are joining a national
campaign to fight a drug law that threat-
ens financial aid, but practices at the
financial aid office have rendered the law
impotent at UF.
As part of the federal government's
War on Drugs campaign, the Higher
Education Act of 1998 denies loans,
grants and work-study jobs for one year
after a first drug conviction. A second
conviction revokes aid for two years, and
a third makes the student permanently
ineligible. The law only affects students
who are convicted during the time they
are receiving aid and does not apply to
Florida Bright Futures scholarships.
Political science sophomore Troy
Jimenez is working to start a local chap-
ter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
A handful of members are committed to
working with him, but the organization
has not been made official.
He plans to lobby legislators for
change and educate his fellow students.
"In my mind it's double jeopardy,
because you have to answer to the legal
system and the educational system,"
It is nonsensical, he said, to deny fi-
nancial aid to a person who may already
be at risk for drug problems.
"You want to keep these kids in an
acaderiic atmosphere," he said, "not de-
stroy their hope of higher education."
The biggest challenge in creating the
chapter, Jimenez said, is finding a faculty
sponsor f6r the organization.
"It's a shame people haven't shown
more interest, probably because of some
of the stigma surrounding the drug
policy," he said.
A study released by Students for
Sensible Drug Policy states that since
the law's passage, 189,065 students have
been denied aid.
But UF financial aid officer Ron
Anderson said members of his office are
not notified when a drug conviction oc-
curs. They only learn of a drug conviction
when the student files his or her annual
Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
"It's nice to have a policy with
a meaningful consequence.
But the last thing we want to
do is have people dropping out
coordinator of alcohol and
"I can tell you it's a minimal amount of
UF students (who lose their aid) because I
had to look this rule up," he said.
Students for Sensible Drug Policy,
in association with the Drug Reform
Coordination Network, distributes
scholarships of up to $2,000 to students
who have had their financial aid revoked
because of drug arrests. No scholarship
recipients have attended UF.
Lt. Robert Wagner of the University
Police Department said drug arrests are
rarely made unless the drugs are found
on the person. But courts are dogged
with defendants, and those who are ar-
rested can often make deals with the dis-
trict attorney or plead guilty in exchange
According to the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement, less than one-third
of those charges result in a guilty plea or
About one drug-related arrest occurs
on campus per week, most of them for
possession of marijuana, according to
UF psychology alumnus Austin Reed
has been convicted on drug charges three
times since 2002. He has attended UF and
received federal aid since 2004.
In June 2005, undercover police of-
ficers arrested Reed in front of a Wal-Mart
in Gainesville after setting him up to
sell hash. He was more worried that his
record would prevent him from being
admitted to UF law school than about
financial penalties. Reed added that he
knows a handful of people who have
been convicted on drug charges, and he
doesn't know of anyone having their aid
"Losing financial aid wasn't really a
concern for me," he said.
Tavis Glassman, coordinator of alcohol
and drug prevention at GatorWell Health
Promotion Services, said the policy of
revoking financial aid for drug offenses
might harm the individual, but it may be
the best way to serve society as a whole.
There is a limited amount of financial
aid, he said, and politicians may want to
give priority to law-abiding citizens.
"It's nice to have a policy with a mean-
ingful consequence," he said. "But the
last thing we want to do is have people
dropping out of school."
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By JAMES RIGNEY
A man and a woman were interrupted by
police while the couple was having sex in a
men's restroom in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
during the Florida-South Carolina game.
Detective Jorge Campos of the Gainesville
Police Department said multiple people told
him a couple was having sex in a stall.
Campos said several men in the restroom,
located between Sections 41 and
On 43, were pointing at the stall.
Campus Campos wrote in a police
report: "I noticed in the first stall
two pairs of legs, one male and one female. I
also noticed a female's hands above the stall
wall, grabbing the wall for support."
Jamie Lee Jameson, 34, of Port Orange, and
Lauren Park Coolidge, 26, of St. Augustine,
were both issued a notice to appear in court for
a lewd and lascivious act.
Jameson and Coolidge, who are not UF
students, both admitted to having sex in the
restroom, and both said "it was a stupid idea,"
according to Campos.
Lt. Robert Wagner of the University Police
Department said he couldn't remember an-
other case of people having sex in the stadium
"I can tell you it'sthe first time I've ever
heard of it," he said.
4, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2006
CHOICES faces critics
It was after Toni Brooks made two
whole-hearted attempts at leaping up
on the electrical box that three sets
ot hands tmallv reached down- and
grabbed her short S-vear-old arms.
The girls were focused on unwind-
ng after a day spent conned to plastic
chairs for state-mandated e\ams It
wa-. after all, the middle of a perfect
Monday afternoon m the Student
"Come on. girl," shouted Brianna
Hall. 9, from atop the green, reflective
surface of the bo. "Do hke you prac-
ticed. Get a running start."
Brooks pulled back into the alley
that runs beside her cousin's apart-
ment building. The complex's large
and dusty yardss on Northwiest Fifth
Avenue were the girls' headquarters
for the afternoon
As she charged down the stretch,
the last thing on Brooks' nund was the
homework her teachers at J.J. Finlev
Elementary School had assigned tor the
She had worked on it after she had
gotten out of school
She bit her lower hp and kicked up
the dirt but her determined dash
petered into a mere shuffle as she got
closer to the box.
From a few feet above, cousins
Ale\us Miller and Heaven Thompson.
both 10. omned Hall in cheering for
WIhen the moment came, Brooks
used her hands to grip the edge and
swung her white clogs in a third at-
tempt to join her friends in conquering
The hands met her again, and this
tune all three girls giggled between
grunts as they used their collective
strength to slide a belly-down Brooks
over the top
"\We ve known each other our en-
tire lives," Miller said.' We always do
* ON ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY, A
TAX-FUNDED PROGRAM REACTS
By ASHLEY CAIN
Millions of U.S. citizens go with-
out health care every day. But not in
About one year ago, the county
gave its:residents a choice by providing
low-cost health care to those who qual-
ify for the Community Health Offering
Innovative Care and Educational
Recently, CHOICES celebrated its
first anniversary since opening up
to 14,000 uninsured Alachua County
residents. But after one year only 450
of those residents have made the choice
S "It's been somewhat slow, but it
amazes me how many people don't
know about CHOICES," said Susan
Myers, the program's acting director.
Despite ongoing criticisms from
politicians and the public, Myers said
the program is recognizing previous
problems and working to correct them.
One of those problems has been the
flexibility of its hours.
"A lot of the population that we
target have jobs where they don't get
leave time," Myers said. "If they're not
at work, they don't get paid."
The program has also encountered
problems due to.its location, Myers
said. The main office, located in south-
east Gainesville, may not be convenient
for someone who lives in High Springs
or Newberry, she said. Staff will now
go to outlying areas of Alachua County
several times a month to see patients.
"We've done a better job, I think, of
making ourselves accessible," Myers
said. "I think it's a mixture of getting
the word out and being more acces-
The program has also been reach-
ing out to provide monetary support
to several free health care clinics, like
Helping Hands and UF's student-run
Equal Access Clinic, Myers said.
Adam Mecca, the medical student
co-director of Equal Access Clinic, said
the clinic provides free health care to
the indigent population of Alachua
County, but unlike CHOICES, it doesn't
require its patients to have jobs.
Mecca said he felt one of the reasons
people weren't signing up for CHOICES
was because of its inconvenience.
"Just signing up for CHOICES isn't
on the top of their priorities," Mecca
said. "These people already have com-
plicated lives in general."
CHOICES provides the Equal Access
Clinic with monetary support in ex-
change for the clinic's promotion of
CHOICES health care to its patients.
."They've allocated up to $10,000 a
year to the Equal Access Clinic, and
they-will refund us for patients who
qualify for CHOICES," Mecca said.
- But CHOICES has faced further con-
troversy over its own resources and the
amount the quarter-cent sales tax has
brought in over the last year.
"We estimated about $7 million a
year, and it's bringing in roughly about
$10 million to $12 million," Myers said.
"We underestimated what we were go-
ing to collect."
Numbers such as these have led for-
mer supporters like Phil Emmer to call
on the Alachua County Commission to
stop the quarter-cent sales tax.
Myers, despite the opposition of
some politicians and residents, said the
money collected is not being wasted.
"I understand.the frustration, I truly
do," Myers said. "But these dollars can-
not be spent on anything but indigent
Mecca said he felt one of the biggest
concerns with CHOICES was the com-
munity being able to relate to those who
can't afford health care.
According to Myers, CHOICES be- -
gan making changes in July, and since
then the number of members has nearly
doubled from 250 to 450.
"One of the big issues is changing
people's mind-sets, changing people's
behavior," Myers said. "I would just
like to ask for some time to reach that
population and be granted the opportu-
nity to really give CHOICES a chance."
Students hold vigil for Palestine
By ALEX TIEGEN
As the mayor of a Palestinian town in the Gaza Strip,
Maarouf Zahran has witnessed the violence and conflict that
plague his region. But the Israeli shelling of a Palestinian
town last week was atrocious, he said at UF before a vigil
"What happened in Belt Hanoun is a crime against hu-
manity," Zahran said. The town he presides over, Qalqilya,
is Gainesville's sister city.
Zahran and a group of UF students marched through
campus to memorialize Palestinian civilians killed during
Wednesday's shelling of Beit Hanoun.
At least 18 civilians died when Israeli Defense Forces
shelled the.town Wednesday in an attack on militants who
had been firing rockets into Israel from Belt Hanoun and
other Gaza towns.
Artillery struck houses in a residential neighborhood and
killed a large family. Israeli officials later admitted the shell-
ing was a mistake and apologized.
Students lit candles and huddled in a circle on Turlington
Plaza as someone read the names of the dead. They then
paraded past the Hub, calling out, "Free, free Palestine!"
to passing students. When they arrived at the Reitz Union
Colonnade, students observed a moment of silence for the
dead and snuffed out their candles.
David Reznik, treasurer of UF's Students for a Human
Society, said he was sad to say he wasn't surprised when he
first heard of the attack.
"This was just one massacre among many," he said.
Zahran, who was silent throughout the event, said that
despite America's political backing of Israel, he believes that
Palestinians still have support in America.
"What happened in Beit Hanoun is a crime
mayor of Qalqilya
"Any human being who is participating in the vigil is
giving the Palestinian people strength and force," he said in
an interview before the vigil.
The memorial procession was also a response to the
United States' veto of a U.N. resolution condemning the
attack. The United States asserted that the resolution was
weighted in favor of Muslim nations.
Zahran said that the United States, with its cose ties to
Israel, should urge Israel to make peace with Palestine.
The ceremony was co-sponsored by Nakba '48 and
Students for a Human Society, a group that emphasizes
worldwide human rights.
Qalqilya-one of Gainesville's
sister cities. On Monday, the
mayor of Qalqilya visited UF,
where he participated in a
vigil for those Itilled in Beit
Beit Hanoun-the site of
a Wednesday shelling by
Israeli Defense Forces
That killed at least 18
Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
An elementary escape from the mundane
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 5
Hookah harms like cigarettes
By SARA WATSON
Alligator Contributing Writer
As hookah smoking grows more
popular among college students, the
health risks associated with the so-
cial event grow more ominous.
There are misconceptions that
hookah is a healthier alternative to
other tobacco use, said Maureen
Miller, an alcohol and other drug
prevention specialist at GatorWell
Health Promotion Services.
"A lot of people see hookah
smoking as a social thing and don't
think they will be exposed to any
negative consequences," she said.
"But in reality, it's just as potentially
dangerous as cigarette smoking."
Like cigarette smoking, hookah
smoking can lead to heart disease
and lung cancer. Even occasional
hookah smoking can lead to a ciga-
rette habit, since users expose them-
selves to nicotine, she said.
"Just because it's flavored
doesn't mean it's any less harmful,"
she said. "I can't stress enough that
you're breathing in nicotine, tar and
carbon monoxide just to name a
few when you smoke hookah."
Health professionals agree that
hookah smoking is not healthy or
safe, but little research has been done
on the effects of hookah, despite its
growing popularity, she said.
"Just because it's flavored
doesn't mean it's any less
drug prevention specialist
Another aspect of hookah smok-
ing that makes it dangerous is the
While cigarette smoking is often
a solitary act, hookah smoking is
often done with others, contributing
to its appeal, Miller said. For hoo-
kah smoking in particular, students
should also be aware of health risks
connected to sanitation, she said.
"If people are sharing a hose to
inhale hookah smoke, how sanitary
is that?" she said. "If you're sharing
something with multiple people, is
that really the best thing for you?"
Because people share the to-
bacco, a hookah session is typically
comparable to or cheaper than a
pack of cigarettes, Miller said.
"We always ask students if they
smoke cigarettes, but we may need
to start asking if they smoke hoo-
kah," she said.
Popular hookah smoking spots
include Farah's on the Avenue, a
hookah bar on University Avenue;
and places on campus, such as
outside of Beaty Towers, she said.
A hookah night was hosted outside
the Reitz Union in March, according
to the Reitz Union events calendar.
There is no way to prevent hoo-
kah smoking on campus as long as
students are at least 50 feet from a
building, said William Properzio,
director of Environmental Health &
Safety at UF.
In regard to university laws, hoo-
kah smoking is treated no differently
than other tobacco use, he said.
mutilated in Miami
By DREW HARWELL
Police and Homestead residents are searching for cues on
the mutilation of a manatee found Thursday in Biscayne Bay.
Patrick Rose, executive director of the Save the Manatee
Club, described the manatee as an 8-foot ado-
lescent male that weighed about 600-pounds. Its
Stae throat had been slit and its flippers and part of
Ne its tail had been cut off. The body segments were
not found at the scene, Rose said.
He said the scene of the manatee's death was gruesome.
"I was actually very, very mad," he said. "Other people on
our staff were just horrified."
The manatee may have died of natural causes before the
mutilation took place, biologists told Rose.
Manatees are listed as endangered only about 3,000 live
in water near Florida. If convicted of killing the animal, the per-
petrator will face up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
"I still remain very concerned about anybody who could be
capable of doing something like this," Rose said.
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The curse lives!
Snafu casts doubt on
new voting machines
SThen the 110th Congress is sworn in next January, Rep.
Katherine Harris will be out of a job. She lost last
S week's Senate race by a humiliating margin more
than 22 points and alienated all but the hardest of the hard-
core Christian right with her three-ring circus of a campaign.
But thanks to some finicky voting machines in Sarasota
County, Wacky Kathy may have the last laugh. This week,
Florida's 13th Congressional District Harris' district began
the state's first election recount since the 2000 presidential race.
According to the voting machines, about 13 percent of
Sarasota voters made no choice between Vern Buchanan and
Christine Jennings, the candidates vying for Harris' seat in the
U.S. House of Representatives. Needless to say, that's a bit odd.
Less than 2 percent of the same voters abstained from pick-
ing a gubernatorial candidate and in surrounding counties,
hardly anyone skipped the Buchanan-Jennings race. Either
Sarasotans are unusually disinterested in national politics, or
the curse of Katherine Harris is alive and well.
Buchanan won the initial tally in the district by 377 votes.
But not so fast Jennings says most of the 18,000 nonvoters in
Sarasota meant to choose her. She could be right. On Election
Day, she won 53 percent of the county's votes.
Now election officials have launched a full recount. Sort
of. Under Florida law, touch-screen voting machines aren't al-
lowed to produce a paper trail documenting voters' intentions
- meaning this week's recount will do little more than repro-
duce last week's election results.
Whoever takes Harris' place in next year's Congressional
session, one thing is dear: Electronic voting is only as reliable as
the voting machines themselves.
Without some way to verify voters' choices, the whole pro-
cess loses legitimacy and Florida defends its title as the most
dysfunctional democracy north of Haiti. Katherine Harris may
be gone, but some things never change.
Finally, you can do something for CLAS
W ell, that didn't
take long. Over
Democrats in Congress
began their push for troop
withdrawals in Iraq and
thank God for that. For the
first time in years, someone
in Washington is making
Sen. Carl Levin, the next
chairman of the Senate's
Committee on Armed
Services, said U.S. soldiers
should begin leaving Iraq
in "four to six months."
A little vague, maybe, but
that's a far cry from "stay
the course" and "mission
accomplished." With the
American death toll threat-
ening to break 3,000, we'll
take what we can get.
Of course, the White
House isn't having it. The
president's chief of staff told
reporters, "We're willing to
talk about anything" any-
thing, that is, but a timetable
for leaving Iraq. Apparently,
"that could be a true disaster
for the Iraqi people." As
if the occupation has been
peaches and cream.
Last week's election was
a clear signal that voters are
fed up with the administra-
tion's war policy and will-
ing to do something about it.
Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld's resignation last
week was a good start, but
the White House has a long
way to go before we'll be
convinced George W. Bush
got the message. Setting a
timetable for ending the war
is the next logical step.
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Luckily, the recently resigned dean of the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Neil Sullivan, will be
able to return to a department physics that
will actually benefit from his controversial five-year
My premed friends majoring in chemistry and the
biological sciences are lucky too. Even in the face of the
$4 million deficit, students in some of these majors will
gain new options the biological sciences program, for
example, will be consolidated and expanded.
But what about the 2,000 students whose majors are in
the departments hit the hardest? Not to mention the tens
of thousands of other students who take classes in these
departments I'm pretty sure just about all of us have to
take English, math and a foreign language to fulfill those
pesky general education requirements.
In a summary of the plan, I was surprised to see the
following sentence: "These changes should not have a
significant effect on students."
Oh, OK. Right. It won't affect me too much because I
only have a year and a half left here unless a course I
need for graduation isn't offered in my final term.
The freshmen will just have to adjust to having larger
classes ... oh, wait. They already know all about that.
And it won't affect future generations of students be-
cause, hey, they won't know any better!
But what I'm worried about is this affecting our future
- you know,.once we're out in the real world, looking for
a job or even just applying to graduate school. Will our
degrees have less prestige and value attached to them?
I can just hear the graduate admission officers now.
"A liberal arts and sciences degree from UF?" one scoffs,
"That carries about as much weight as a marriage certifi-
cate from Las Vegas!"
"Denied!" a' second one
shouts with glee as the big red
stamp comes down on the appli-
cation. Peals of laughter rever-
berate through the room.
Sure, this might be a slight ex-
Jessica Holland aggeration. But there's no doubt
Jess Suggests that a blow to UF's biggest col-
email@example.com lege will be felt by all.
So here's my proposal: Let's
show the administration that we
need these departments. If you need to take an elective or
-a few extra credits to be considered full time or if you
just want to learn for the hell of it sign up for a creative
writing course instead of jogging or archery.
Need to start your language sequence? Consider
German, Russian, Czech or even Polish your class will
be smaller than if you took Spanish or French. Need a
humanities class? Sign up for just about anything in the
A great university and a great CLAS needs these
departments. Filling up the classes that the five-year plan
determined superfluous is the best way for students to
Protest the five-year plan. And I remain convinced that
there's a better alternative even though we haven't
found it yet.
Hopefully Sullivan's resignation will bring in some
fresh ideas, and these problems will be solved with the
fewest possible casualties. But I'm not getting my hopes
Meanwhile, I'm stacking my schedule with German
classes while I still can.
SJessica Holland is a German and economics junior. Her
column appears on Tuesdays.
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,Today's question: Should Monday's question: Is global
American troops start leaving Iraq warming real?
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Machen's Academic Enhancement plan deserves a chance
K udos to UF President
Bernie Machen last
week, he proposed a $1,000
charge for incoming freshmen and
transfer students in order to fund
200 new faculty members and 100,
UF is the top university in
Florida, and with the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences in
decline and class sizes on the
rise, Machen's plan makes sense.
UF already ranks last in tuition
among peer universities, and
$1,000 added to incoming stu-
dents' tuition would allow growth
while maintaining UF's value.
The average college graduate
now earns 62 percent more in-
come than a high school graduate
- an increase from 19 percent in
the 1970s. That's about $13,900
more per year. It's only natural
that the price of college should
rise, at least minimally, as its
Machen's plan would operate
like a grandfather clause those
of us already enrolled would pay
the same amount we paid when
we came to UF, while newcomers
would pay the inflated rate.
.That makes sense because the
revenue generated from the $1,000
"program" would benefit incom-
ing students most whereas
an across-the-board tuition hike
would have seniors paying for
new faculty and advisers.
The plan .would also avoid
clashing with the ever-increasing
demand on Bright Futures, keep-
ing smart students in Florida.
But what about low-income
families? Luckily, Machen thought
of that. Students with need-based
scholarships wouldn't be charged
the extra $1,000 under the plan.
F o r
Todd Portnowitz r a n g e
Portnowitz Complaint for need-
there's the possibility of thou-
sands of dollars in tax breaks
for education-based spending.
Besides, with UF's average SAT
in the 1300s, it's nearly impossible
for an in-state student'to be ac-
cepted without receiving at least
a partial-tuition scholarship from
For out-of-state students, well,
high prices are the reality of a col-
lege education. I know I stayed in
state for monetary reasons. And
UF does have a history of gener-
ously dishing out National Merit
scholarships to bright out-of-state
People are willing to spend
hundreds or even thousands of
dollars on spinning rims, Sharper
Image nose-hair trimmers, and
cell phones with built-in TVs,
Web browsers, Global Positioning
Systems and Tasers.
Consume, consume, consume.
We're like Pac-Men in a maze of
But eat a "power pellet" like
education in the corner of the
maze, and the next thing you
know you're eating ghosts and
taking names. A college degree is
worth the investment.
My only fear is that Machen's
plan is connected to his top-10
mentality. Simply aiming to in-
flate UF's university prestige with
the extra $25 million would be a
Would UF coach Urban Meyer
push his team to be national
champs or bust? No. He'd push
them to be the best team pos-
sible victories will take care of
themselves. Quality of education
is not determined by prestige,
but prestige is a result of quality
What it boils down to is that
everyone wants everyone else to
provide funds without ever hav-
ing to chip in themselves. It's no
secret whether you're ordering
a pizza with a group of friends or
funding a university.
So ante up or at the very
least, open up to the idea of tu-
Todd Portnowitz is an English
junior. His column usually appears
Letters to the "1
Liles' column right on climate change funded by energy and automotive interests,
Gerald Liles' Monday column, "Climate who deny that climate change is happening.
change debate full of hot air," was excellent. In These noble and honest researchers are follow-
fact, I thought I was reading my own words. ing in the storied tradition of the "scientists"
I appreciate Liles" research in finding out who worked for cigarette manufacturers, de-
about that Newsweek article I'd heard and nying that cigarettes were addictive or caused
read that "global cooling" was the hot issue 30 cancer.
years ago, but I didn't have any dear proof like I don't mean to suggest that there isn't a
that. After I read the column, I text messaged vibrant debate over climate change, because
several of my friends and told them to do the there is. But the debate is not about whether
same. climate change is occurring it's focused on
Dan Davis the particular effects of climate change. How
4EG much will world temperatures increase? How
high will the sea level rise? Will storm cycles
*a a intensify?
I'd encourage anyone curious about these
Denying global warming is crank science issues to check out www.realclimate.org, a
I was deeply saddened by Gerald Liles' blog written for the layman by climate scien-
Monday column on climate change. Like tists. Unlike Liles' column, it might shed some
many other climate change detractors, Liles light on the global warming debate.
cited a 1975 Newsweek article on global cool- Justin Bangs
ing. While it's true that world temperatures UF alumnus
fell in the years between 1940 and the late
1970s, we now know why. Milankovitch cy- a a
des, the effects on the climate of very gradual
changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun, Cursing too prevalent among students
explain this cooling. On Friday night, I wanted to relax
There are a handful of crank scientists, before I embarked on an exhausting
weekend of writing multiple papers, so
I treated myself to the free show at the
Phillips Center's Black Box Theatre. The
Florida Players performed "Proof" on
a quaint stage in a small room, and the
mood helped me forget about my impend-
Then, the Players blew me away with
a scripted F-bomb. My brained bubbled
with distress. I let it slide, hoping it was
the first and last use of profanity in the
public performance. It wasn't. In their
two-hour performance, the Players pro-
nounced 45 profane expressions, most of
them being F-words.
Is there value in eschewing verbal non-
fluencies such as "like" or "um" if you just
replace them with coarse profanity?
I challenge my fellow students to speak
with meticulous precision the next time
they encounter a setback. I challenge them
to choose their words wisely, to think
about their image and future. After all,
the lips you use to shout verbal trash at
today's football- games are the same lips
you'll kiss your baby with tomorrow.
Election win came at too great a cost
Last Tuesday I lay in bed, too excited
to sleep. I was excited about the election
results and what they meant for our coun-
try a return to focusing on real working
Americans, not lobbyists and big oil com-
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Was
this election victory worth the cost? I don't
mean the millions of dollars the Democrats
spent to win this year. That's nothing.
I mean the-hundreds of thousands of
Iraqi civilians dead, the 2,845 U.S. military
fatalities, the trillions of taxpayer dollars
spent and the loss of America's worldwide
stature. We'll never get it all back, no matter
what the next Congress does.
That's the real cost of last week's elec-
tion "victory." The Democrats wouldn't
have won if George W. Bush and the
Republican Congressional majority hadn't
governed so poorly.
It sounds strange coming from my lips,
but I'd rather have that Republican major-
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New Student Affairs official reunites with alma mater
bought the ranch-style house for
her four boys from a Gator alum
firstname.lastname@example.org who forgot to change his ad-
dress with theuniversity. So four
Ainsley Carry grew up in a times a year, he got a glimpse of
small, beige and brown house the Gator Nation.
in Miami. His single mother had
On Monday, Carry started
working as the assistant vice
president of Student Affairs, the
division that oversees UF student
life, including recreational sports,
housing and discipline.
Jason Henry/ Alligator
Ainsley Carry discusses his new position during on interview outside Tigert Hall on Monday, his first day
working as assistant vice president for Student Affairs.
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER
"As a little kid, I was caught in
the orange and blue," he said.
When it came time for him -
the first in his family to make
a decision about colleges, UF was
the only option.
When Carry arrived as an un-
dergraduate in 1988, he walked
onto-the football team. He still
wears his blue and gold SEC
Championship ring from 1990.
But the broad-shouldered 37-
year-old said his studies took
priority over sports. He earned
his bachelor's degree in food and
resource economics and after-
ward took a job at Wal-Mart as an
assistant store manager.
"I worked the 'be' shift," he
said. "You'll be there when it
opens and you'll be there when
After a year, he knew he want-
ed to go back to college to pursue
his love for college life. So he
returned to Gainesville, earning
his master's degree in counsel-
ing and .his doctorate in higher
Once he graduated, he took
a job at Southern Methodist
University in Texas for four years
and then was recruited to the
University of Arkansas. There, he
met his wife, Jessica, on a blind
"From that point on, we talked
Students mirror UF's efforts, host sustainability fair
By JACQUELYN WEINER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Following UF's statewide sustainability
last week, Gators for a Sustainable Campus is
hosting its own fair, beginning Tuesday and
lasting until Thursday.
The daily events will be held at various
locations around campus from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m., with other events being held each
Attendees will be able to learn about sus-
tainability and how to become involved with
the movement on campus.
Sustainability Festival 2006 includes free
refreshments, the House of Flying Cards
magicians and campus organizations that
The purpose of the fair is to show people.
how easy it is to have a more sustainable life-
style, said GSC spokeswoman Jillian Peters.,
Each day will feature one of three different
sustainability-related themes: business, envi-
ronmental and social sustainability.
Tuesday, organizations will be discussing
intelligent business practices and will feature
beverages from Sweetwater Organic Coffee
Roasters and information from the Center for
Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Wednesday's theme will be conserving
the natural environment. Organizations at-
tending Wednesday's events include the
Environmental Policy Group and the Solar
The fair will conclude with a day dedi-
cated to enhancing the social realm of sus-
tainability and will highlight issues such as
human-rights awareness and homelessness.
Other events include a guest speaker and
a movie screening.
Mary Anne Bowie, the president of the
Sarasota Green Connection, will speak to-
night at 7 in Rinker Hall, Room 210, about
"Sustainability: The Possibilities."
On Thursday, the movie "Kilowatt Ours"
will be shown at the Reitz Union Auditorium
at 7 p.m. The film suggests solutions to
America's energy problems through energy
conservation and clean energy.
"We try to get people to enjoy it so they
can be aware of it," said Kerry Regan, a mem-
ber of the GSC Awareness Committee.
Tutoring discounts equal up to $100
Associate provost to take post
GLOVER, from page 1
ing calls from the press.
Fouke said she thought Glover would
be a good candidate for dean because of his
experience in the college.
The provost said she wasn't sure
whether Glover's prior involvement with
the CLAS debt would influence faculty
perception of the new dean.
"It's not clear to me how aware faculty
are," she said.
Glover's biggest challenge will be
incorporating faculty input in a revised
plan while addressing the urgency of the
college's deficit, which is racking up at a
rate of $100,000 a week, Fouke said.
"I think there are faculty who haven't
found a way to exercise their voice in the
plans for the college, and it'll be a chal-
lenge for him to help them achieve that
goal," she said.
Glover estimated he'll head CLAS for
about a year, and he and Fouke believe that-
cleaning up the college will be important
in recruiting a good per-
"This is a very strong
college it should be a
plum position," Fouke
Said. "If there's anything
that detracts from this
reputation of excellence,
I want to make sure we
Glover deal with that so that we
are appealing to the very best candidates."
Glover expects to start talking with
Sullivan right away about the college, he
said. Glover will replace Sullivan on Jan. 1.
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ing on the initiative by talking to review
companies to get them "on board."
"We sat down and contacted every
LSAT and GRE professional exam reviewer
we could find, made a meeting with them,
explained what we're all about, and to be
honest, we got a lot of positive responses,"
Moseley said. "They're more than happy
to help Gator students, and we're happy
to have businesses like that in our com-
TutoringZone will offer $50 discounts
on its Graduate Record Examination and
Graduate Management Admission Test
courses, Moseley said. Its Law School
Admission Test course will offer a $100
Both Kaplan and The Princeton Review
will offer $50 discounts for their review
courses, Moseley said.
In-order to pick up the coupons, stu-
dents should bring their Gator 1 Cards to
the information desk in the Reitz Union,
Moseley said. Only one coupon per student
will be given out.
The review companies will accept the
coupons until June 1, and they may ask to
see students' Gator 1 Cards as well.
Moseley said he's
Student excited about the pro-
QOvr~Iei t gram because it allows
his office to reach out
and help students, instead of just being
known as the office to "audit and allocate
"One thing we're looking to do now is
to branch out and also to find some services
that can save students money," Moseley
said. "Students want certain things they
want things that are tangible. They want
SG to work on issues that affect their
pocketbook and affect their daily lives, and
we think that saving 100 bucks, saving 50
bucks is one way they can do that."
to each other every day," he said.
Four months later he proposed.
"It was clear to me that she
was the woman I wanted to
spend the rest of my life with,"
he said with a quick, shy smile.
"It was clear to me that
she was the woman I
wanted to spend the rest
of my life with."
assistant vice president of
Meanwhile, he was recruited
to work for Temple .University
in Philadelphia, where he created
a family of students and staff.
Leaving to come to UF was a
hard decision, he said.
Carry said he had prayed to be
able to return to UF, but it was re-
ally his wife, his mother in Miami
and his mother-in-law in Georgia
who made the decision clear.
As assistant vice president,
Carry will help decide if UF's stu-
dent programs are successful and
work with students who appeal
discipline decisions. Eventually,
he said he would like to teach
some classes in higher education.
"My favorite part is getting to
know students," he said.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 9
Rock-A-Thon revenue to fund children's cancer research
* MONEY IS RAISED FROM
TICKET SALES AND RAFFLES.
By ASHLEY MIHLEBACH
Alligator Contributing Writer
Pre-health honor society Alpha
Epsilon Delta is hoping for a full
house during its third Gainesville
Rock-A-Thon, which will raise mon-
ey for pediatric cancer research at St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Rock-A-Thon will take place
Wednesday at The Sidebar, 15 SW
Second St. Tickets are on sale for $5
at the Reitz Union Box Office and
will be sold at the door.
Local bands Boyce Ave, The
Patrick McDuffy Allstars, Initial
Here, The Umoja Orchestra and The
Untimely Death of... will perform
from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
"There are many benefits and
fundraisers for various charitable
events," said Jeff Margaritondo,
the bass guitarist for The Untimely
Death of... "But children with cancer
hits home with everyone."
According to the National Cancer
Institute, cancer is
Student the leading cause
*,. c ..a .,, of death by disease
among children in
the United States. In
2006, about 9,500 new cases of pedi-
atric cancer were expected to occur.
Helene Johns, whose daughter
Susan was diagnosed with leukemia
at age 7, said the scary thing about
cancer is that it can affect anyone,
and the outcome is uncertain.
"As a parent, you never want to
see your child in pain even if it's
something as trivial as a toothache,
let alone cancer," she said.
Money collected from raffling
band merchandise and ticket sales
will help fund cancer research, pa-
tients' treatment payments and art
projects for the children at St. Jude.
The society decided to continue
its support to St. Jude Children's
Hospital because all patients ac-
cepted for treatment were treated
without regard to the family's abil-
ity to pay.
Rock-A-Thon organizers hope to
raise $1,000 every semester, but the
society anticipates raising more than
that this year, Davis said.
Davis estimated up to 100 people
attended the last Rock-A-Thon and
hoped to see the venue fill its 300-
person capacity this time around.
Discussion of homeless center's location postponed amid dissent
HOMFI FSS, from page 1
Some advocates argue that if the center is
located away from downtown, the homeless
will have to leave.
For some, that's good news, and for others
Betty Lloyd, a member of Fire of God
Ministries, was out on the plaza Monday eve-
ning to serve meals to the dozens of homeless
people gathered there. She said it was wrong
for the city to put business interests over
"They ain't no different than you or me,"
Lloyd said. "But if you ain't got a dime, you're
not worth anything in this world."
Brown, with her dogs at her feet, said relo-
cating social services would hurt the homeless
more than most people are aware.
"There's people on crutches, there's people
terminally ill, there's people mentally ill out
here," she said. "These people are in the same
routine. Wake up at St. Francis House, take
a shower, eat breakfast, check mail ... if you
change things, they won't know what to do.
They'll die in the woods, they'll die in the
park, they'll go and die behind a Dumpster."
Brown's eyes are the color of faded blue
jeans. They glossed over with tears as she talk-
ed about the possibility of her friends dying.
Commissioners, conscious of the prickly
nature of the location debate, chose to avoid
discussion of where the one-stop center would
be located. They decided to defer the issue to
a later date.
"Every site will have opponents," said
Russ Blackburn, Gainesville's city manager.
"Every site we identify will have somebody
saying, 'not in my backyard.'"
Jon DeCarmine, Alachua County's director
"They ain't no different than you
or me. But if you ain't got a dime,
you're not worth anything in this
member of Fire of God Ministries
of homeless services, said he was happy the
commissioners did not discuss site locations.
He said the plan might not have moved for-
ward if they had.
The director of a Washington, D.C.-based
homeless rights group wary of the commis-
sioners' motives was also at the meeting to
tell them so.
"It is cear your city is not sheltering all its
people by day or night," said Michael Stoops,
the director of the National Coalition for the
Homeless, at Monday's meeting.
In 2004, the coalition named Gainesville
the fifth-meanest city to homeless people in
Since then, Gainesville has been dropped
from the "meanest cities" list.
"We will be coming out with a new mean-
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"And I hope Gainesville will continue to stay
off the list."
Before his appearance at City Hall, Stoops
spoke at UF's Levin College of Law about
unprovoked attacks on homeless people by
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A UF law professor said
Monday that he will represent
UF graduate student Charles
Grapski in his trial Thursday.
Grapski, who originally
planned to act as his own attor-
ney until Levin College of Law
professor Joe Little decided to
represent him, has been charged
with felony wiretapping.
"If I were the judge, I would
certainly dismiss (the charges),
but our goal now is to certainly
try the case," said Little.
Grapski has been accused of
wiretapping a meeting with an
Alachua city official in April.
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with City Manager Clovis
Watson regarding public record
requests and absentee ballots.
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public's office, with me record-
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Spencer Mann, spokesman
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case out of court, but Grapski
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Your campus news source
Produced by the
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for faculty, staff and students
of the University of Florida
November 14, 2006
Senate Policy Councils
work for all of UF
began for many
of us, the Senate
have been active
for months and
soon wdl bring
to the Senate. It Danaya Wright
is through the Policy Councils that the
Senate takes a proactive role in pohlc.
changes and guards the academic mis-
sion of the Universi t of Florida.
Currently, the Academic Policy
Council is considering the adoption of
mrnus grades for LUF and looking into
policies for recognition of three-year
baccalaureate degrees from European
universities. Soon, the council will cre-
ate procedures for updating and revis-
ing the University Strategic Work Plan.
The Welfare Council is revising the
faculk- climate survey and considering
ways to implement the Sloan Foundi-
tion grant application career Ble:xbilirt
report. The council will recommend
hiring a dispute resolution officer to
help faculty deal with grief ances and
other work-related issues.
The Budget Council is reviewing
college and center program review
documents for consistency with various
legislative budget requests and alloca-
tions, and the University Strategic
Plan. The Infrastructure Council is
investigating deferred maintenance
on university buildings and is work-
ing with the Future of the Libraries
Committee. The Council on Research
and Scholarship is reviewing ealua-
tion processes for university centers
and institutes, and policies concerning
indirect cost determinations.
The chairs of the Umnersiry Senate
and Joint Committees sit on a rele ant
Senart Policy Council so there is a
synergy between the committees and
councils. \\e hope that if you have
recommendations for new policies or
questions regarding pending items.
you will contact the relevant council,
committee or Senate chair for Further
guidance and input.
It is only with the participation of
the entire university community that
we define the academic and working
environment in which we live.
Fac lr. Senate Chair
UF proposal aims to boost undergraduate education
Academic Enhancement Program would pay for additional faculty, advisers
The University of Florida has proposed
a new Academic Enhancement Program
for undergraduate students that if approved
will enable the university to hire 200 new
faculty members and 100 new academic
advisers, resulting in smaller classes, a
higher four-year graduation rate and a
more rewarding college experience.
The program would apply to incom-
ing freshmen and transfer students in fall
2007 and would be phased in over four
years. The program, which must be ap-
proved by the state Board of Governors
and the Florida Legislature, would add
$500 per semester to the tuition approved
by the Florida Legislature for the 2007-08
"The University of Florida is the highest
ranked university in the state, yet, with
one exception, charges the lowest tuition
and fees," UF President Bernie Machen
said. "Our tuition is also considerably less
than every other major public university
nationally. This greatly impedes our ongo-
ing efforts to reduce our high student-to-
faculty ratio and take other steps necessary
to make UF a leading national public
The hiring of new faculty members and
advisers would lower student-teacher ratios,
reduce class sizes and enable the university
to add more sections of required and popu-
lar classes making it easier for students to
complete required courses and potentially
improving graduation rates.
"The bottom line is, we will use the
program to enrich the educational experi-
ence of the students who are paying for it,"
Machen said. "In addition, the region and
the state stand to gain considerably from a
more competitive, more vibrant University
UF currently charges the lowest in-state
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tuition and fees ($3,206 per academic year)
of all but one state university in Florida -
New College of Florida in Sarasota. It also
ranked last in USA Today's 2006 survey of
tuition at 75 public.flagship universities
When combined with other measures
being pursued by UF such as boosting the
endowment, the Academic Enhancement
Program will help reduce these disparities.
with the nation's best public universities,
Machen said. "It's one ingredient in our
campaign to make sure that Florida, which
will soon be the third largest state in the
nation, has a top-ranked research univer-
sity," he said.
The Academic Enhancement Program
will not be covered by the Florida Bright
Futures Scholarship program. It also will
not be covered under the Florida Prepaid
College Plan, which does not cover all fees
Comparison of tui
currently. That said, UF officials do not
expect the program to pose a burden to
most students, since nearly 96 per-
cent of all in-state UF undergraduates
receive Bright Futures scholarships. For
students on financial aid, aid packages
will be adjusted to cover the cost of the
program. UF scholarships that pay for
tuition and college costs, such as the
Florida Opportunity Scholarship, also
will cover the added cost.
"If the benefits of the Academic En--
hancement Program didn't far outweigh the
costs, we would never pursue it," Machen
said. "We think the program will provide
our students a much richer, much more
memorable undergraduate experience, not
to mention a more valuable degree."
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7:30 p m. School of Music wind symphony concert,
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., "Faculty Diversity and Recruit-
ment" faculty development conversation, Emerson
7:30 p.m.. School of Music guest piano rec ial,
4 p.m.. Center for Exercise Science seminar, "Exer-
cise and the Aging Brain: From Genes to Cognition"
with Brad Hatfield, University of Maryland, Florida
Gym Room 1
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4 p.m., Food Science and Human Nutrilion Depart-
ment talk, "Vitamin 86 Dependent Pathways of One
Carbon Metabolism Quanlilied in Human Subjects,"
Yvonne Lamers, Florida Gym Room 270
7:30 p.m., School of Music choir concert, University
11 a.m.. Food Science and Humian Nutrition gradu-
ate student open house, Aquatics Food Products
12:50 p.m., School ol Music convocation, Universrty
7:30 p.m., School of Music steel band and percus-
sion ensemble concert University Auditorium
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2006 I-ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 13
Hard-To-Master-Language requires critical thinking
There's no Hemingway, Transcenden-
talists, Melville or Lawrence in English
Professor Gregory Ulmer's course, but
there is HTML.
Ulmer's entry-level class, Hypermedia,
a course on basic Web design, is one of the
more challenging in the English depart-
ment. Not only are many of the concepts
foreign to a majority of students, but his
teaching methods are different from the
average English instructor.
As with the other UF faculty mem-
bers recently inducted into the Academy
of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, it is
Ulmer's insistence on getting students to
really use their minds to think criti-
cally that helped him gain acclaim as an
"Problems in real life are not so neatly
broken down," he said. "They are all
entangled. We want to get students and
teachers thinking in a holistic way in
regard to learning."
Research complex opens
with visit from governor
The Cancer and Genetics Research
Complex, the largest research structure
on the University of Florida campus, will
celebrate its grand opening Wednesday that
will include a visit from Gov. Jeb Bush.
The $84.5 million complex is west of
the Health Science Center at the intersec-
tion of Archer Road and Gale Lemerand
Drive, next to the Jerry and Judith Davis
Cancer Center, an outpatient facility of the
UF Shands Cancer Center.
The location was chosen so that
scientists who are exploring cancer at the
cellular, molecular and genetics levels will
be able to collaborate directly with health
professionals caring for patients.
The 280,000-square-foot complex
houses major research and educational pro-
grams of the UF Genetics Institute, the UF
Shands Cancer Center and the UF-based
Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology
Research, a statewide resource serving more
than 800 scientists.
Exhibit to showcase
As part of International Education
Week, the University of Florida School
of Architecture will host an exhibit of
faculty research and student work relating
4 p.m., Anonymous 4 with Daroi Anger and Scon
Nygaard, University Auditorium
7:30 p.m., School of Music symphonic band concert,
7:30 p.m., School of Music jazz band concert,
7:30 p.m., School of Music flute ensemble concert,
English Professor Gregory Ulmer uses his
basic course in Hypermedia to help stu-
dents develop critical-thinking skills.
But Ulmer doesn't see his course as
just a way of equipping his students with
valuable knowledge for the digital age.
He is getting them to think creatively by
first figuring out and then mastering two
dimensions of his class: the content and
"Over the 16 weeks of the semester,
to international programs and projects.
The exhibit will run through Friday in the
gallery at the Architecture Building and is
open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The School of Architecture and the Col-
lege of Design, Construction and Planning
have a strong history of international pro-
grams and research, reaching from Brazil to
Hong Kong and China and from Germany
to Australia. This semester, students are
studying abroad with college faculty in
Pune, India; Vicenza, Italy; and Paris. The
exhibit will provide a visual interpretation
of selected projects and programs, includ-
ing projects from architecture professors .
Charles Hailey, Shivjit Sidhu and Hui Zou.
Machen visiting Asia
to promote higher ed
University of Florida President Bernie
Machen is in Asia this week, as part of a
U.S. delegation of higher education leaders
who are meeting with students, univer-
sity administrators, business leaders and
government officials in Japan, Korea and
The trip, which coincides with Inter-
national Education Week, follows from a
commitment made at the U.S. University
Presidents Summit on International Educa-
tion in January 2006. The State Depart-
ment is organizing high-level delegations of
Florida Players presents 'Bent,' Black Box Theatre,
Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion:
Thursday-Friday 1.30 p.m.: Sunday, 2:30 p.m., I p.m.
Harn Museum of Art
"Resonance and Inspiration: New Works by
Magdalene Odundo" through Dec. 31
7:30 p.m., Drquesrra de Sao Paulo with Antonio
students go from 'What is this?' to 'Oh, I
see,'" Ulmer said.
At the end of the term, Ulmer said his
students feel a sense of accomplishment
in realizing they have solved the prob-
-lems using his methodology of working
in groups and using models to guide
them. And they completed the difficult
challenge of creating a Web site.
"The course is really about you, the
student," he said. "It offers self-knowl-
edge, which is the essence of discovery.
Once you know yourself, you can be
valuable in a lot of different fields profes-
More than anything, Ulmer said he
wants to instill in his students the ability
to work out any problem they encounter.
"It doesn't matter what the topic is,"
he said. "There is a method of creatively
solving the problem. My course is an op-
portunity to practice creative thinking."
By Cory Frederick
college and university presidents, each led
by a senior government official, to key re-
gions of the world to promote U.S. higher
education and to talk
-^ .about the importance
of international educa-
The Asia delega-
tion includes Assistant
Secretary of State Dina
Habib Powell, U.S.
Secretary of Education
Bernie Machen Margaret Spellings, and
the presidents or leaders of 11 other univer-
sities, including Johns Hopkins, Ohio State
and the University of California, Santa
UF enrolls students from more than 100
foreign countries and maintains offices in
Paris and Beijing.
Conversation to focus
on faculty diversity
The third discussion in the 2006 Faculty
Development "Conversations About..."
series will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Wednesday, in Emerson Alumni
Hall. The conversation will focus on faculty
diversity and recruitment. For additional
information, contact faculty development
at 392-6004 or visit the Web at www.
7:30 p.m.. Maria Schneider Orchestra
8 p.m., Monchy & Alexander
7:30 p.m., Bayanihan Philippine Nalional Dance
7:30 p m., "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Deadline to drop or add course by college peilion
Deadline to withdraw from UF with "W"
InsideUF to take
break for holiday
There will be no print edition of
InsideUF on Nov. 21 because of the
Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 28
issue will be the last print edition for
the year. Publication will resume in
January. In the meantime, look for In-
sidcLF online at
Florida minimum wage
to increase in January
Effective Jan. I, the state of
Floridas minimum wage will increase
to $6.6- an hour. At the Universiry
of Florida, the new minimum wage
will affect OPS employees, prudent
assistants and federal work study
students. Departments do not need to
take action to raise the pay of current
employees who are below this new
minimum, but are asked to enter
terminations that will take place in
December as early as possible. This
minimum wage increase does not af-
fect TEAMIS or LUSPS employees.
Gator Dining offers
Faculty nd itaff dining member-
ships are now available through Gator
Dining Service,. Membership entails
30 meals plus 25i in Flex Bucks at
the Fresh Food Company tBrov.-ard
Dining Hall) and Gatc.r Corner Din-
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be used at the new cafr in the Can-
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membership. visit the \Veb at ww.
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and e-mail) in the UF directory to
ensure you don't miss important
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including benefits changes Details on
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Spring Leases Available
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Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Roommate match! All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1,2, &3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL petsL
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
I For Rent
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck.
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes wNW/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
PET'S PARADISE No app or pet fee. 2BR
avail now. Fireplace, privacy. fence, W/D
hook-up. 4501 SW 71st Terr. $525-$550.
Short lease avail 825 SW 62nd Terr. Call
Countryside 4BR/4BA huge condo, gated,
walk-up, DW, micro, W/D, partial furnish.
$1400/mo. Edbaurmanagement.com 1731
NW 6th St 375-7104 11-20-61-2
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
S For Rent
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
Luxury 1/1 w/ WID!
Close to UF*Starting at $779
Leasing for Spring*367-9910
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
"HAVE YOUR OWN SPACE**
1BR/1BA big rooms water/sewer/trash incl,
onsite laundry. Close to UF w/free parking.
AVAILABLE NOW $584 Call after 5:00 or Iv
msg 937-239-0098 11-14-21-2
NEAR CAMPUS 1013 SW 4th Ave. 4BR/
2BA, 2 story. Gorgeous large home. W/D,
new H A/C, hardwood floors & walls. Many
more features $2120/mo + util. Call Bob 275-
1259; firstname.lastname@example.org 11-22-24-2
2 & 3BRS APTS NOW AVAIL.
SW location. 10 mins from Oaks Mall and
Archer Road,. Butler Plaza. Central heat
and A/C, some have private backyards.
Rents from $510-$650 plus sec dep. Call Mr.
Kristoff 332-5030 11-17-20-2
BIKE TO UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/gym
Unit is 1 year new. Move in Jan '07
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 11-17-20-2
$700/mo. First, last & $200 sec. Call 352-
378-9220 or 352-213-3901 11-20-20-2
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS OR
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean. Good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units or
call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
1, 2 & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $750
Spacious, separate dining room, patios,
large laundry rooms, cent H/AC, Italian tile,
verticles, DW, W/D hk-ups. Must see. Call
Room in Great House + more rooms in Dec.
1BR in 4BR/3BA house w/yard. $300/mo
2406 NW 47th Terr. Near SFCC & UF. W/D,
hew AC 1/4 low utils, hi spd net. Evan 428-
0500 Rob 494-2565. Union Prop. 373-7578
2BR/1.5BAtownhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 11-22-15-2
BIVENS ARM SOUTH
3BR/2BA, 1787 sq ft over-looking pool with
lake view. $1100/mo. Call 352-215-3108
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.
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
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S For Rent
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 SWof 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 floors. 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
S For Rent
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
1 BR Villas Starting @ $509. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 12-6-16-2
Female only. 2BR/1BA or .1BR/1BA w/
screened balconies. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site WID, pool, gym, tennis
& other amen. $650 or $500. 352-514-3425
HAILEY GARDENS CONDO
Short term lease; Roommate needed, $425/
mo. 2BR/2.5BA. W/D, living room furnished.
Available immediately 386-426-1340 11-
Unfurnished 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apt.
sublease thru July 2007 in Oakbrook Walk
$525/mo. All utilities included W/D walk to
UF 352-428-2768. 11-17-5-2
1st MONTH FREE WALK TO UF
Brand New 3BR/3BA, W/D, alarm system,
$1200/rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
SCarl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALKTO UFI 1st month free!
3BR/1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2BR/2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SWArcher Rd. #4004N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDSIUF 2BR
1BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
W/D hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
S For Rent
WALK TO UF LAW SCHOOL
3BR/1.5BA house, wood floors,
dining room, W/D hkups, $1500/rent
202 SW 27th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
CONVENIENT TO CLASS!
3BR/2BA house, ceramic tile,
new carpet & paint, W/D hkups, $850/rent
413 NW 35th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
GATOR PLACE APARTMENTS
3600 SW 23rd St. 1.5 miles to ShandsNA
2BR/1BA, $650/mo. 372-0507 12-6-15-2
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
1BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
SUNRISE APTS 1BR/1BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
Close to UF, 15 min walk. $500/mo very spa-
cious. Cats ok. Call Theresa 850-585-7194.
Available immediately. 11-15-10-3
CABANA BEACH 1BR in 4BR apt. Avail Dec
13th. Furn. 3rd floor POOL VIEW. Private
bathroom. $500 CASH upon signing & last
month's rent PAID! $539/mo. Call 321-693-
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at MELROSE
APTS. Close to UF on great bus rte. W/D,
until, cable, interest included. Furnished.
TinaMari@ufl.edu. 305-546-0218 11-16-
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
* 1/1 in 2/2 apt in Greenwich Green. $440 +
low utils. On 2 bus lines to campus. Walk-in
closet, wilfi. Partially furnished. 315-857-
7814, email@example.com. 11-20-10-3
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Sublease at Lexington Crossing
Move in Now 1BR/1BA in 2/2.
$520 mo Dec/06 thru July/07. All
utils incl November paid. 284-6780 11-20-
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 O
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
1BR/1BA Jan May'07
Hidden Village Apts
Very cheap Rent!!!
Contact Rob 813-789-3396 11-14-5-3
SUBLEASE AT STONERIDGE!
Take over lease for spring semester. Only
$350/mo! 1BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA Apt. Huge
floorplan! Pool, gym, laundry. Call Chris 772-
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities. firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-
$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-
1BR/1BA 3 BLOCKS NORTH OF STADUIM
$375/mo. Jan Aug. Located on 4th Ave
north of 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
Sublease space in a 4BR/4BA. $439/mo,
1 month free. All utils incl. Across from
SFCC. Fully furnished, full kitchen. Move
in after Dec 16. Contact 954-599-3221 or
College Park. Avail spring & summer. 60 sec
.walk to campus & the bars. $499/mo. Call
Greg @ 386-316-9314 11-20-5-3
1/1 in 4/4 at COUNTRYSIDE, unfurn, prefer
female. $380 includes internet & util; W/D.
Avail Dec 1st. 561-512-7733 or 561-575-
FURNISHED room.@ LaMancha. $325/mo
incl utilities/internet/cable. Available now until
Aug 07. Girls only. Call Mavis 352-328-9502
Subleaser needed at SANTA FE POINTE for
spring. Walk to class at SFCC! 4x4, Washer/
Dryer, dishwasher, balcony, furnished,
$400/mo OBO until included. 352-586-6414
3/1 HOUSE, fenced yard, carport, W/D.
Fresh paint, tile and wood. $850/monthe
Avail. 12/15 Please call Mike at 352-336-
SPRING SUBLEASE. Huge 1BR/1BA in a
3BR/3BA MUSEUM WALK. Fully furnished.
$450/mo all included. Call 941-416-1227
CHEAP SUBLEASE FOR SPRING
$310/mo for 1BR in 4/2 in University
Commons, to start at end of fall semester.
SFemale preferred. Close to UF. Contact Rose
FF 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
Must love Cats! 2 females need 1 roommate
in Polo Apts. Quiet. 3/3 unfum. $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 at305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free intemet access. Short term. No pets.
No smoking. 378-1304. 11-14-10-4
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $480/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 11-15-10-4
Seeking Roommate 3BR/2BA Home located
in a quiet neighborhood close to UF cam-
pus. NO PETS. $450/mo $400 Deposit +
utilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gay couple needs responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area turn. 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 $400 954-557-
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-
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.
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16, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2006
l I Roommates
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, intemet, cable, W/D. Professional/
grad student female preferred. 5 mi from
Shands/UF. 3BR/2BA new house. 514-0316
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 until, cable, wireless inter-
net. Quiet area. 352-206-0543 12-6-17-4
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
$600/mo Union St. Station. Luxury living
downtown, all utilities incl. Private bath,
restaurants down-Ostairs, professional/
grad pref; Must see! 870-0904, 318-4553
UF Close. Great student roommates, W/D,
DSL, easy park, easy move-in, lease. 371-
CLEAN ROOMMATE to share 3BR/1.5BA
house. $285/mo + utils. Call 352-682-6381
aIl Real Estate
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200;s. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
]9i Real Estate
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900 (as
is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Sunday (11/
12/06 or 11/19/06) from 10-1:00. Contact
Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498 or Steve Clark
352.328.8311at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375. 11-30-91-5
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 11-30-91-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. 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
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 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
0000* 5 MIN TO UFO****
3BR/2BA, gar, FL rm, wd firs, vaulted ceiling,
fenced yd. Exc cond. Avail now. Financing
possible 3642 NW 7th Pi. $219,000 352-373-
6080 or 352-281-4774, email@example.com
Gainesville area (High Springs) 20 mins
from UF. 2005 3/2 house 1,500sf dbl garage,
vaulted ceilings. Tile, fridge, stove, micro,
laundry rm & W/D Perfect for family, students
faculty $210k 305-308-7272/305-944-1290
jlI Real Estate
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
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 5staraddress overlooking UF*3BR/
3BA *1340 sq.ft.* Covered parking *AII ap-
pliances *$299,000 *Amy Silvis Focus Real
Estate Group 672-2507 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE BY OWNER
HAILEY GARDENS CONDO. $179,900, 1.5
years old. Immaculate condition. 2BR/2.5BA,
W/D, available 30 days from sale. 386-212-
2422 or 386-426-1340 11-17-5-5
Beautiful Remodeled 2BR/1.5BA Condo.
New Floors, AC, Appliances. An Absolute
Steal and Close to all Hot Spots. Asking
$130,000. Call Trevis at 219-4919 11-29-
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
)0 U 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
0* Furnishings )
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.
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgepus 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
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Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen .sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.-
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
ODRESSER $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-
WASHER & DRYER
6 years old, work well. $300. Call 339-0676
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 email@example.com 11-16-5-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
A+ ofnpultEr IeEIRLA
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
In the market for a new set of wheels or ju
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
luuoking to add a seconU LU tliaL CUUllctiol r
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)
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
-Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
4111111 so 4m 40
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to. UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or all 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles-and more. All individuals interested
in bidding-go to http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/
*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.* Onkyon
- Sony HG-R530 Theater receivers sound
w/7 speakers $200. Water ski flippers
w/mask $50. 332-0884 11-20-7-10
l Motorcycles, Mopeds
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****.
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
m ll Motorcycles, Mopeds) M l
87 Volvo Sedan $2999
90 Audi Sedan $2999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
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
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New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Hundreds off NEW 2006
motorscooters! Thru Dec 15th!
New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
2006 KAWASKI NINJA
1100 mi. -$2,700
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Norman at 331-4559 or 392-1864 x 180.
FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!l
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc'to UF students
SCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean.- Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS S LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 HondaAccord $1999 352-338-1999
91 Chevy Camaro $2999
92 Cadillac $299
97 Geo Metro $1299
92 Honda Accord EX $1999 12-6-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
96 Chew Cavalier $2499 352-338-1999
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!
0** FREE 0 FREE FREE* FREE*OO
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON,215-7987 12-6-34-12
FREE REMOVAL OF
Call 317-2282 or 339-5014 11-20-15-12
99 MERCEDES ML 320 SUV
Silver, well-maintained, 69k miles. Nice ride!
$13,000. Call 375-7545 can leave mes-
1992 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE
2 seater, cold A/C, CD w/remote, 5 speed,
alarm system, great mpg, sporty, bright
yellow. Excellent condition. Moving, $4200/
OBO. Call 904-631-0473 11-17-10-12
.1987 MERCEDES BENZ 300D Turbo, die-
sel, red, PW, PS, PL, PB, 4dr, auto, sunroof,
1 piece lights and many extras. $2000/OBO.
Call Alex 352-514-7967 11-20-10-12
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. Call Adam 352-339-1268 11-17-6-12
Looking for a newer car or truck? Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. I will help
you. Vehicles starting from $8995. Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. 1-11-20-
*Power Windows Don't Work?*
On site available Call Steve 352-226-1973
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 11-28-
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
* NEED ROOM for erudite, cultured middle-
aged male. Reasonable furnishings & rent.
* COLLECTOR: wants Beatles vinyl re-
cords, Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd,
etc. email@example.com 11-14-2-13
m i| Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
18, ALLIGATOR 0 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,2006
S ,Help Wanted
l 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, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA,
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our -team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/apcessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. 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
a Help Wanted
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it!.UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
00* 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
3510SW13th St. 11-30-40-14
PERFECT PT JOB
Evening sales rep, no exp. necessary.
$7-10/hr gtd. paid training, paid weekly,
Flexible schedule 352-377-2573
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 www.psych.edu/
-locey/smokers.mht for more info.
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
LAW OFFICE RUNNER
Needed PT. Reliable transportation, experi-
ence required. Hours M-F, 12-5. Fax resume
to 352-376-4645 11-17-21-14
Near eovywnor you want ton b
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
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
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, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in
person M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St.
Gainesville Computer Solutions
exp. computer tech needed for professional
environment. Students encouraged. Fax
Gainesville Computer Solutions
Experienced bookkeeper PT. Financial and
accounting students encouraged. Fax 352-
PESI Mech engineering intern
PT position available. Students encouraged.
Must have exp in SolidWorks or ProE. Fax
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
FT/PT IN SALES
GATORFEVER Archer Rd.
692-4472 OR 692-5597 11-30-19-14
CATERING/DRIVER positions available
with Gainesville's best catering company.
All shifts & flexible hours for enthusiastic
people who want a fun job loaded with op-
portunity and variety. Apply at 904 N Main St.
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
*eBay Experience a plus *Resume To
Don't deliver pizzas. Earn good money with
a job that you can do from almost anywhere.
Also, FREE $50 gift cards, grant-finding re-
sources, and more. 12-4-20-14
Delivery Driver, Sushi Rollers, Cashiers.
Great pay, discounts on sushi, flexible hours.
Apply in person: 808 W. University Ave. 11-
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Restaurant Help Wanted
Hiring smiles and great attitudes to wait
tables in our resort style retirement commu-
nity. No experience necessary; willing to train
those with the right attitude and commitment
to providing excellent customer service.
Flexible schedules offered and guaranteed
hourly rate of pay. Must be able to work vari-
ous shifts. Onsite Interviews (M-F 9 am 11
am & 2:00 pm 4:00 pm)
5100 SW 25th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
Oak Hammock is a DFWP/EOE!
Jobline: 352-548-1180 11-16-10-14
Bento Cafe Hiring!
Sushi chefs & front staff for both locations.
Apply: Royal Park Theatre location. Exp pref
BEST JOB EVER! Exec asst needed ASAP
for Gville company. Good exp for Marketing/
PR/Adv majors. 15-20 hrs/wk, flexible to
your schedule. Must have reliable car, cell
& computer. MS Office & Research skills a
plus. Only those in Gville for next year need
apply. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reqs, C++, PHP, MySQL, ActionScript and
a BS or equivalent exp. Email resume to
email@example.com. Visit www.c-arts.com/jobs
for more info. 11-20-10-14
needs a few good workers for kitchen & din-
ing help. Great food! Call 378-9032 to make
an appointment to apply. 11-17-9-14
PT OFFICE ASSISTANT
Need student willing to learn and good
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Gators hope for turnaround
Kim Klement/ Alligator
Coach Pat McMahon talks to first baseman Matt LaPorta during UF's 7-6 loss
to Stetson in 2005. McMahon hopes UF can rebound from a horrid season.
'Business as usual' for UF
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
Last year, the UF baseball squad entered
the season with high expectations and a lofty
ranking. But the Gators finished it with a 10-
20 Southeastern Conference record and a 28-28
overall mark, a disappointment from the pre-
vious year when they made it to the champi-
onship round of the College World Series.
With fall practices wrapped up, Coach Pat
McMahon feels a little more optimistic about
how his team will fare.
"We're very pleased at this point,"
McMahon said. "(Fall practice) is very impor-
tant, particularly each year, as each club takes
on its personality."
One player whose job is not at risk is senior
first baseman Matt LaPorta.
LaPorta displayed his worth to the Gators
last Wednesday at the Orange and Blue World
Series at McKethan Stadium, where he belted
the game-tying home run in the bottom of the
sixth inning. The game ended in a draw and a
series split between the Orange and Blue.
The Gators also return ace pitcher Bryan
Augenstein, who finished 2006 with a 9-6 re-
cord, a 3.07 ERA and 98 strikeouts.
Aside from the returning players, the
Gators will welcome a host of talented fresh-
men, including Cole Figueroa (Tallahassee).
Figueroa's performance during fall practice
drew nothing but praise from McMahon.
"He's really made an impact," McMahon
said. "The thing I really like about Cole is his
work ethic. He plays the game with great con-
fidence, and he's had an outstanding fall."
Figueroa was part of a freshman signing
class that was initially ranked third in the
nation by Baseball America and is now sixth
after the MLB draft. Some notable signees
included right-handed pitcher. Billy Bullock
(Fort Pierce), who was selected in the 20th
round by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and out-
fielder Jonathan Pigott (Ormond Beach), who
wasselected in the 31st round by the Oakland
The Gators also anticipate they will be
joined, by Riley Cooper
(Clearwater), who is playing
y wide receiver for the UF foot-
McMahon foresees the
J incoming class making an
op "A lot of incoming play-
ers are going to come in and
push for starting opportunities right away," he
said. "And that's very exciting for us."
GATORS SIGN FUTURE PROSPECTS: UF an-
nounced its fall signing class for 2007 last
Wednesday. The Gators signed eight players
- five right-handed pitchers and three position
The class features seven Floridians, including
right-handed pitcher Cody Barnes of Palatka
High. Barnes finished last season 8-2 with a 0.90
earned run average.
The other signees were right-handed pitch-
ers Travis Lawler (College Station, Texas/
Texas A&M Consolidated), Ryan Matthews
(Orlando/Boone), Eric. Thomas (Gainesville/
Buchholz/Daytona Beach C.C.) and Tommy
Toledo (Tampa/Alonso), infielders Josh
Adams (Jacksonville/Eagle's View Academy)
and John Tolisano (Sanibel/Estero) and out-
fielder Evan Chambers (Lakeland/Lakeland).
The signees can still opt out of their com-
mitment to UF. Most top collegiate baseball
teams lose at least one player a year to the
* GATORS' CROSS COUNTRY IS
PREPARING FOR NCAAS.
By ALEX WEINTRAUB
UF cross country coach Jeff Pigg
wants his teams to approach this week
the same way they. approached every
week of the regular season.
Nevermind that both teams will
be competing together at the NCAA
Championships for -only the second.
time in school history this weekend.
Nevermind that the women's squad
will be making its first appearance at the
championships since 1999. This week,
the modus operandi for the team is busi-
ness as usual.
"We're going to do the same thing
we've done all year long," Pigg said.
"We're going to go to class, take a couple
tests and practice a little bit. We'll keep
things really similar."
However, Pigg does plan on scaling
back practices. He said previously that
he didn't want to overwork the Gators
as they looked ahead to the NCAA
Championships, so UF won't be run-
ning as much this week as it was earlier
this season. The Gators are coming off
a stellar performance at the NCAA
South Regional during the weekend.
The women took second and won an
automatic bid to the NCAAs, while the
men took third, earning an at-large bid
for the second consecutive year.
Pigg said the men might not have put
in a full effort at the meet because they
knew as long as they finished better
than fifth, they would most likely re-
ceive an at-large bid. He felt the mindset
for the-men's squad was different from
previous-seasons, when the men didn't
know if they would make the cut.
"You're kind of going there and
saying, 'Hey, it's OK if we win,
but if we don't, that's OK too.'"
UF cross country coach
"You're kind of going there and say-
ing, 'Hey, it's OK if we win, but if we
don't, that's OK too,'" he said: "I'm glad
we're done with that. We're not good at
these 90 percent effort-type deals."
The NCAA Championships will be
held in Terre Haute, Ind., where the
Gators competed at a meet earlier in the
Pigg wants his teams to remember
that this week is more than just about
getting ready for the biggest race of
the season. It's also about having a fun
"They are going to remember this
opportunity for the rest of their life," he
said. "I want them to enjoy it."
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Arkansas' prolific rush
game looms ahead for UF
FOOT, from page 24
"But to stop the run, you have
to have a strong inside pres-
ence, and right now, we don't
Siler's responsibilities now
fall on true freshman Brandon
Spikes, who was called upon
in the fourth quarter against
Spikes will have the chal-
lenge of leading UF's defense,
which is not a simple task for
an inexperienced freshman,
"Middle linebacker is
like the quarterback," Meyer
said. "He makes the checks
and makes sure everybody's
aligned right. That's our big-
The Gators aren't trying to
look ahead, but it's hard not
to. A possible matchup with
Arkansas in the SEC cham-
And with the
Football ing the top rush-
ing team in the
SEC averaging 240.9 rush-
sing yards per game Strong
understands his players have
two weeks to turn things
"We understand that
(Arkansas is) a running
team," Strong said. "And we
need to stop the run and get
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Hectic stretch starts with UNF
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The No. 1 UF men's basketball
team will compete against North
Florida tonight at 7 in the first of
three games at the O'Connell Center
The Gators will still have four
more games to play in November
after this series, including a
Thanksgiving weekend matchup
against No. 3 Kansas.
While Coach Billy Donovan is
concerned with how the stretch will
effect UF, players are content with
their busy schedules.
"I like it," said freshman Dan
Werner, who was sporting a Band-
Aid above his right eyebrow after
colliding with freshman Brandon
Powell's tooth in practice. "(I like)
coming out in front of the fans and
stuff, and you don't have to practice
as much, too."
One would assume that with
three games this week, the freshmen
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UF coach Billy Donovan and the Gators will play North Florida to-
night at 7 in the O'Connell Center.
might see increased playing time
and give some of the veterans a rest.
But Donovan said UF needs to
compete as it normally.will later
during the season. He intends to
keep much of the same personnel on
the court throughout the games.
"If an opportunity presents itself
to play different guys, we'll do that,"
Donovan said, "but our main focus
is to go out there and play the best
Tonight's game will be complete-
ly different from the opener against
Samford, which ran a Princeton-
style offense that forced the Gators
to defend lengthy possessions.
'Hopefully, these types of
teams can prepare us for
just different things we're
going to see."
UF men's basketball coach
"This is a basketball team that
has great quickness and great ath-
leticism," Donovan said. "They
create a. lot of help situations. They
create a lot of opportunities for of-
fensive rebounding. They take it to
the rim, and they force themselves
to get fouled."
That will require UF to rotate
positions on defense and work on
some of the basics and fundamentals
of the game, which junior Joakim
Noah admitted is tough to do when
the Gators have the advantage.
"When we feel like we're domi-
nant," Noah said, "sometimes we
lose focus of those rotations and the
step-ups and some of the things (the
coaches) want us to do."
The Ospreys are 0-2 this season
and went 6-22 in their first season
as a Division I school last year. And
although the Gators are expected
to win their first several games,
Donovan wants his team to walk
away with more than just a "W."
"Hopefully, these types of teams
can prepare us for just different
things we're going to see," Donovan
FSU kickoff announced for noon on ABC
NOTES, from page 24
with the current system. If not.UF, that team could be
Arkansas. Though the Razorbacks have gone 6-0 in
Southeastern Conference play, they are only No. 7 in
"I think they're one of the top teams in the country,"
Meyer said. "I watched part of that (Tennessee) game,
and they look real talented on offense and real good on
defense. (But) I thought they really got behind the eight
ball when they lost early by a wide margin at home (to
SFSU KICKOFF ANNOUNCED: UF's road
game against FSU on Nov. 25 will
C be played at noon. The final game
of the Gators' regular season will be
televised on ABC. UF plays in the
SEC championship likely against
i SArkansas the following week.
Moss Also, defensive end Jarvis Moss
has been named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week
for his blocked kick heroics against South Carolina.
'Cocks win could
By MIKE MCCALL
If you glanced at the south end zone during Saturday's
game, you may have noticed several rows of recruits, all on
hand to see the Gators play South Carolina.
Those bleachers held at least eight high school football
players who would make any program drool each is
rated a four- or five-star prospect by Scout.com, and six of
them are in the top-15 at their respective positions.
Two of the main factors that attract recruits are winning
and playing time. On Saturday, these players saw both.
The group included wide receivers Terrance Toliver and
Ahmad Paige, two of the top-five receivers in the country.
Toliver and Paige watched as freshman Percy Harvin fin-
ished the game as UF's leading receiver.
Ben Martin the seventh-ranked defensive end in
the nation was there too, and he saw junior defensive
end Jarvis Moss block a field goal to seal.the win for the
megi e Quarterback Cameron Newton who
has verbally committed to UF watched
as freshman quarterback Tim Tebow ran
for the game-winning 12-yard score.
--Newton, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound Atlanta
native who boasts both a strong arm and
quick feet, chose UF over more than 40
schools he considered.
Newton Miami Lakes' Armando Allen, who
was considered one of the country's best
backs before he broke his leg during a practice, watched
DeShawn Wynn rush for 7.5 yards per carry Saturday.
Still, on several occasions, Wynn broke through to the
Gamecocks' secondary only to be stopped by a safety -
the last man between the tailback and a touchdown. Allen,
however, does have the ability to make the last man miss.
"Armando has another gear," Miami Lakes coach Jerry
Hughes said. "Some running backs run the same speed all
the time, but when he needs to break away, he somehow
finds that extra gear."
Allen, who wishes to enroll in January, may be the rixt
to verbally commit to UF and will make a decision soon.
"I would say within two weeks," Hughes said.
As one of the fastest players in his class (4.31 seconds
in the 40-yard dash, according to Rivals.com), Allen has
received offers from virtually every top college team and
has narrowed his choices to UF and Notre Dame.
His close friend, cornerback Demarcus VanDyke, was
also in attendance Saturday. VanDyke has given a tentative
oral commitment to Miami but will make his final decision
between the Hurricanes, Ohio State and UF.
Nease's James Wilson a five-star offensive guard -
watched from the stands along with the parents of Tebow,
his former high school teammate. Wilson has already ver-
bally committed to Southern Cal and is a long shot to sign
with the Gators.
The only factor that could sway Wilson's decision is the
temptation to block for Tebow.
"I think it's very tempting, because they were such good
teammates in high school," Nease coach Craig Howard
said. "I'd love to see him be a Gator."
Next week, four players who have verbally committed
to UF all from Lakeland High will make official visits
to see the Gators play Western Carolina.
Verbal commitments are non-binding until a letter of
intent is signed on National Signing Day, Feb. 7, 2007.
OUT LOUD, from page 24
three games by a touchdown or less. -
While you could possibly argue that USC
will play a tougher schedule than the Gators
will after meeting Cal and Notre Dame, it cer-
tainly has played a weaker schedule up until
USC's most impressive win to date? Maybe
Nebraska, a team that struggled to win the no-
toriously bad Big 12 North.
Or how about an Oregon team still trying
to learn the concept of defense. Then there was
the Trojans' win against an Arkansas team that
played without Darren McFadden, a.k.a. the
entire Arkansas offense.
To be honest, I don't think UF is good
enough to run the table. The Gators played
their best game on offense in a long time
Saturday, and they managed to score only 17
points. Without Marcus Thomas, UF also has
no pass rush and is even struggling to stop
But if UF or Arkansas does finish with
one loss, that team deserves to play for a na-
tional title. Not a Crap-10 team, not a team
that thinks it is too good to join a conference
(but isn't even close) and certainly not a Big
The real truth as to why UF and Arkansas
face an uphill battle is not margin of victory or
strength of schedule it's all about money.
Ever notice that ESPN analysts don't ex-
actly have kind words for the Gators?
If Mark May came out next week and
simply declared, "The Florida Gators suck,"
it would be the single greatest display of re-
spect for UF that May has shown the Gators
ESPN doesn't want to see SEC 4tams suc-
ceed, because most SEC games are broadcast
on CBS. The network will continue to try to
influence voters as long as voters will listen
- and they do.
That's why if the Trojans narrowly squeak
past their next three opponents and the Gators
somehow win convincingly in their next three
games, the Gators will not jump USC in the
That's why an SEC team likely" on't play
for a national title.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006
Defense depleted by dismissal, injuries
* UF HAS STRUGGLED
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
The domination has ended.
The problems have surfaced.
The injuries have arrived.
No matter how you look
at it, the UF defense is reeling
after back-to-back lackluster
Vanderbilt and South
Carolina both bottom-
dwellers in the Southeastern
Conference gave the Gators
fits the last two games.
And although UF is fac-
ing Division I-AA Western
Carolina on Saturday, rival
FSU and the SEC title game
loom ahead, which is a cause
for concern for the Gators.
"The last two weeks, we
haven't played great defense,"
Coach Urban Meyer said
Monday. "I think our guys up
front are playing too many
snaps. That's a product of the
issues we've dealt with, but
that's the way it is."
By "issues," Meyer is per-
taining to the dismissal of de-
fensive tackle Marcus Thomas,
who is a projected first-round
pick in next year's NFL Draft.
Thomas' departure has
created a hole on UF's defen-
sive line that has yet to be
Derrick Harvey didn't look
the same Saturday as a starter.
Harvey has recorded eight
sacks off the bench this season
- second in the SEC but
failed to record a tackle let
alone a sack against the
"Derrick Harvey didn't
I Im Uasey/ riiigator stan
Safety Tony Joiner and junior linebacker Brandon Siler have
watched the Gators take a step backward defensively. ,
play. very well Saturday for
whatever reason," Meyer said.
"There's an issue right now up
front with who you see coming
down the pipes:"
Without Thomas, there has
been little pressure on oppos-
ing quarterbacks. And no pres-
sure makes it that much harder
to force turnovers.
The Gators didn't elicit
a turnover against South
Carolina and didn't garner a
sack. The Gamecocks conse-
quently passed for 275 yards.
Charlie Strong agrees with
Meyer's assessment. Strong
said he is searching for solu-
tions to the problems UF en-
countered Saturday but has
yet to find one.
"We just didn't get pres-
sure," Strong said. "I don't
know why we didn't."
Adding to the headaches,
middle linebacker Brandon
Siler has a second-degree tear
of the left MCL a critical
knee ligament and might
not play Saturday. Also, line-
backer Earl Everett is recover-
ing from a sprained left ankle
and is questionable.
Siler's absence certainly ef-
fected UF's defense Saturday.
The Gators surrendered 137
"We have to get pressure up
front, but we have to stop the
run as well," Meyer said. "But
to stop the run, you have to
SEE FOOT, PAGE 22
What's new? BCS a bunch of B.S. for No. 4 Gators
Get ready to riot.
Despite playing in the nation's
toughest conference and only hav-
ing one loss, a trip to Glendale, Ariz., for
the national championship game is likely
out of UF's control.
The Gators can take themselves out
of the race with a loss to either FSU or
Arkansas, but they will still have plenty of
scoreboard watching to do in order to reach
the pinnacle of college football.
First of all, Southern Cal needs to lose:
The media darlings of college football have
three games left on the schedule home
games against California and Notre Dame
and a road match against rival UCLA.
Then the Gators
who stand at No.
4 in the BCS rank-
between USC and
Notre Dame have
Bryan Jones to worry about get-
Bryan Out Loud ting jumped by
firstname.lastname@example.org Notre Dame, should
the Fighting Irish
upset the Trojans.
Yes, this is the same Notre Dame team
that hasn't faced a ranked opponent since
the third week and has defeated just one
And if the Ohio State-Michigan match-
up turns out to be a close game, don't
be shocked to see the dramatic rematch
shoved down our throats come Jan. 8.
So why all the disrespect for UF?
Apparently, the Gators aren't winning by
Since losing to Auburn, UF has defeated
Georgia by 7 points, Vanderbilt by 6 points
and South Carolina by 1 point.
But I guess the voters in the Harris poll,
who pushed USC ahead of the Gators this
week, have a short memory.
In a three-game stretch against
Washington, Washington State and Arizona
State earlier this season, the Trojans won all
SEE OUT LOUD, PAGE 23
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Ohio State and West Virginia.
Michigan and Arkansas.
Southern Cal and Rutgers.
UF and Notre Dame.
If the season ended today and
Coach Urban Meyer had his way,
these would be the sexy college
football matchups America would
be treated to. That's because the
more Meyer studies the Bowl
Championship Series, the more
he would advocate the implemen-
tation of an eight-team playoff
a "I think I'm get-
ting pretty close to
going thumbs up
Football with it," Meyer said.
"You start question-
ing: 'Who are these
people and why are they decid-
ing the fates of young 21-year-old
players?' We're getting closer and
closer, but I don't know how fea-
sible it is."
Though four BCS top-10 teams
fell this past weekend, the Gators
remained at No. 4. Meanwhile,
USC, which lost to unranked
Oregon State just weeks ago, slid
into third place.
"I was opposed, to (playoffs),
because I think the bowl experi-
ence is great for a young person.
But we're (now) in a situation
where you should take the top
eight teams and let them play for
a national championship," Meyer
The coach suggests that ev-
ery major conference institute a
championship game. That way,
each conference could send an
undisputed representative to the
At season's end, some deserv--
ing team will likely be irritated
SEE NOTES, PAGE 23
S1925: The H. L. Sebring-led Gators are blanked
by Alabama 34-0. UF had won six of its first seven
games by outscoring its opponents 186-9. The
Gators rebounded by winning its final two games
against Kississippi State and Washington and Lee.
* Former UF tailback Emmitt Smith, who
is paired with Cheryl Burke, will try to
win ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," in
tonight's and tomorrow's episodes. The
duo will compete against Mario Lopez and
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