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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 61
the independent florida
Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida
We Inform. You Decide.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2006
State board OKs Machen's tuition plan
By CHAD SMITH
PENSACOLA UF came one step closer
Thursday to hiking tuition by $1,000 a year, af-
ter the Florida Board of Governors signed off
on UF President Bernie Machen's Academic
The body that oversees Florida's 11 public
universities voted to add the program, which
will start raising costs for new undergraduates
this Fall, to its legislative agenda. The program
is expected to raise more than $30 million for
UF in its first four years, and board members
passed it unanimously.
State universities aren't allowed to set their
own tuition rates for most undergraduates, so
in an effort to earn more support for his plan,
Machen did not officially designate the new
charge as tuition. Neither the Bright Futures
Scholarship Program nor Florida Prepaid
would cover the cost.
The new money would
be used to hire 200 faculty
members and 100 academic
advisers, UF Provost Janie
Fouke said after the meet-
ing. She would like to see
new faculty members hired
Fernandez for high-demand classes.
"It's very important to
me that we address the roadblocks that our
students encounter," Fouke said.
Board of Governors Chairwoman Carolyn
Roberts, who expressed support for the plan,
said the board would "hold the university ac-
countable on every level" to ensure money is
spent the way UF officials say it will be.
If the Legislature approves the program by
May, UF's Board of Trustees will vote to make
it official, Fouke said.
The board will take an initial vote at its
SEE TUITION, PAGE 11
irks new audience
By KENT RUSSELL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Under the late-morning sun
shining through the lattice of trees
on the Plaza of the Americas, the
line for Krishna Lunch snakes
50-deep to the corer of Newell
Drive and Union Road. Students
and teachers cluster and wait for
their eggplant and rice.
Off to their left, Joey Johnsen
zips up his jacket and cears his
"Guys, I love you. I want your
souls to be saved," he brays.
Out wheezes a "Jesus, shut
up! Go back to Turlington!" from
"I want to tell you about the
resurrection!" Johnsen offers, his
torso sinking toward his knees
with the last word.
"I wake up with a resurrec-
tion every morning!" someone
Undaunted, Johnsen read-
ies for another afternoon on the
plaza. Last week, he took his
Bible and his message to the
Plaza of the Americas, leaving
the bustle of Turlington Plaza for
heathen, Indian-style lunching
and an audience that isn't going
"Guys, I love you. I want
your souls to be saved."
"It's going to appear foolish,"
Johnsen said about his preaching
and the anger it has aroused, "but
when I'm out here, the reason I'm
preaching in the plazaqis because
God wants me to."
About 10 months ago, the ink
still wet onhis undergraduate de-
gree from the Wharton School of
the University of Pennsylvania,
Johnsen decided to devote his
life to God and spread his mes-
SEE PREACHER, PAGE 11
mnurea iviuraites,/ mPgauor mian
In the middle of the Krishna lunch rush at the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday afternoon, campus preach-
er Sam McNair (left, holding the Bible) discusses faith with Bill, who declined to give his last name.
Gamers, peddlers spend days in line for PlayStation 3
* SOME HOPED TO RESELL
THE CONSOLE ONLINE.
By JAMES RIGNEY
Dozens of people camped out at
electronics and department stores
across Gainesville on Thursday
night for a chance to purchase
and then resell what
Student is arguably the most
Life advanced video game
console in history.
A few hard-core gamers will be
home this morning playing theii
new PlayStation 3, but most of the
campers said they hoped to sell the
game system online for upward of
At local stores the number of
people in line was much larger
than the number of available sys-
Thirteen people camped out
in tents and makeshift forts at
the Gainesville Circuit City for a
chance to buy six game systems.
UF student Leah Nanni said she
had waited outside of the Circuit
City since Wednesday morning.
"Most of us don't care about
PlayStation 3," she said. "I would
never pay $600 for a video game
The advertising major said she
hoped to purchase a system, which
she called an investment, so she
can sell it on EBay.
A sign taped to the wall listed
the name and line positions of the
13 people. She was No. 7.
A few feet away from the sign
SEE PLAYSTATION, PAGE 12
Al Horford and
the Gators smoked
the first half but
were outscored by
the Dolphins after
halftime. Coach Billy
Donovan said the
29-point win was a
lesson for his team.
See story, pg. 27.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Universities across the
country have changed their
founding dates to chase the
prestige of age. As UF looks
back on its past for another
anniversary, history shows "
it's one of a national trend.
See story, pg. 10.
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Popcorn and sodas, Salsa
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bowling and free breakfast.
Gator Movie Night
Orange and Brew, 6 p.m.
NATION shows the movie
Flavet Field, 7 p.m.
Productions presents one-man
band Keller Williams, who
plays funk folk.
Constans Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
Florida Players presents a play
about a gay love affair in 1934
Berlin during the Nazi perse-
cution of homosexuals.
Reitz Union North Lawn,
Sigma Kappa Sorority hosts
concert featuring March to
May and The Dauntless. Free
Southwest Recreation Center,
Club Creole plays dodgeball.
Lymphoma Awareness 5K Run
Commuter Lot, 8 a.m.
Run will raise funds for
the Lymphoma Research
Run for the Children
Lake Alice, 9 a.m.
Organization holds 5K
run around Lake Alice to
raise money for Children's
Norman Field, 11 a.m.
Golden Key hosts dodgeball
tournament with $5 entry
fee to help Children's Table.
Colombian salsa band
plays UF on Sunday
An internationally known
Colombian salsa band will
perform in the Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts on-
Hispanic Heritage Month
will sponsor the concert,
which stars the band Sonora
"This is the only large
Hispanic music concert in
north-central Florida," said
Jessica Klahr, president of the
Hispanic Student Association.
The band was chosen to
headline the concert because
salsa music is popular among a
variety of Hispanic cultures.
The intricate, sensual move-
ments used in salsa dancing
and the fast pace of the music
make the art form beautiful,
The reggaeton group "Son
Inocentes" and Vallenato group
"Andy Maya" will open for
Tickets are free for all con-
certgoers: Student tickets will
be available at the University
Tickets for the general public
will be available at the Phillips
Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday. The concert will start
at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6
The concert cost $12,000 plus
expenses and was co-spon-
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Web site rallies support to save Sampson the cat
By JESSICA PALOMBO
Alligator Contributing Writer
A cat named Sampson under-
went a life-altering surgery, thanks
to his owner's Web design talent
and the kindness of strangers.
UF graduate Jonathan Reus, a
multimedia engineer at Shands,
solicited donations through a Web
site he designed to raise money
for his cat's operations. Combined
with revenue from a benefit concert,
the effort helped cover the cost of
Sampson's risky $2,300 surgery.
In February 2006, Sampson be-
gan repeatedly urinating outside
his litter box.
"He started peeing everywhere,"
said Reus. "I thought he was just be-
ing a jerk."
When Sampson stopped eating,
Reus got worried and took him to a
veterinarian. The vet told Reus that
Sampson had a deposit, similar to a
kidney stone, blocking his urethra
and needed emergency surgery or
he would die within hours.
Reus already had his own medi-
cal debt after breaking his back in
2005 and had been laid off from
a low-paying Web design job, so
paying for the surgery would not
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
In debt from recent medical expenses of his own, UF graduate Jon Reus collected donations for surgery
on his cat, Sampson, through a Web site he created.
Within weeks, Sampson's symp-
toms returned. Reus brought him
back to the vet multiple times for
treatment, each of which cost about
$200, he said. Soon, he had racked
up more than $1,000 in credit card
"He never really healed properly
and was always howling and licking
his crotch," Reus said.
Unsatisfied with the treatment
Sampson was getting, Reus took
him to the UF College of Veterinary
Medicine, where he was diagnosed
with feline lower urinary tract dis-
ease and treated. Sampson's condi-
tion improved briefly but then wors-
ened because of the stress of moving
to a new home, he said.
About two weeks later, the day
he was hired by Shands, Reus said
he found Sampson having an un-
relenting spasm and rushed him to
Dion Osbome, an Ocala veterinarian
and graduate of UF's vet school.
"He said, 'OK, this cat is going
to die if you don't do something,'"
Reus said. Osborne referred him to
Gary Ellison, a professor of small
animal medicine at UF.
"He was worse than most,"
Ellison said of Sampson. His urethra
had been severely damaged because
of prior tube insertions.
Scar tissue had so narrowed his
passage that the cat lacked all blad-
Reus said the surgery, a peri-
neal urethrostomy, was described as
"kind of like a cat sex change." In it,
a cat's penis is partially amputated
and the urethra is redirected through
a larger opening, Ellison said.
With the surgery's cost at about
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$3,000, Reus said he turned to the
Internet to raise money and aware-
ness for Sampson.
"I was working all day, and
when I got home I would work all
night on this," he said of the Web
site, which featured pictures of
Sampson, detailed diagrams of his
medical problem and scanned cop-
ies of his vet bills.
"Without the raised mon-
ey, it would have been
At first, he advertised the site
through an e-mail campaign. He
then created a banner ad and asked
people to post it on their MySpace
pages. Several local bands, includ-
ing Animal Collective, agreed to
post the ad, he said.
Finally, an aggressive flier cam-
paign targeted the Health Science
Center area of campus. Many
donors left messages on the Web
site, most of whom were college
students, he said. Some of the most
generous donors were professors
and animal care professionals.
Reus said the Web site and ben-
efit concert, Sampsonfest, raised
Last month, Sampson returned
home a healthy cat and Reus posted
a message on his Web site announc-
ing his homecoming and thanking
all who donated money.
"I was praying for him to be OK,"
he said. "Without the raised money,
it would have been impossible."
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Judge drops charges against voting-rights advocate
By CLAUDIA ADRIEN
Alligator Contributing Writer
It took a judge just 15 minutes to
dismiss a felony wiretapping charge
against UF graduate student Charlie
Grapski a longtime advocate
for voters' rights expected to face
trial Thursday on charges of illegally
recording a conversation he had in
April with Alachua City Manager
Clovis Watson in the City Hall.
"I'm relieved, but the hard work
has just begun," said Grapski, who
is one of seven plaintiffs who filed
civil charges in May against Watson,
the city of Alachua and its mayor,
Jean Calderwood, among others.
Grapski now faces a possible appeal
by the State Attorney's Office.
Grapski and his supporters be-
lieve Alachua officials committed
election fraud in city races.
The plaintiffs accuse Alachua
officials of violating a Florida elec-
tion law, claiming misconduct in
Alachua's April 11 City Commission
election. Grapski says election
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monitors were not neutral during
voting and committed a string of
violations, influencing voters' deci-
sions by wearing political T-shirts
and helping them fill out absentee
His supporters also say public
record requests were denied. The
High Springs Herald reported of-
ficials have acknowledged that
one voting machine may have had
an error and that state-prescribed
"secrecy folders," which keep votes
private, were denied to absentee-
In an interview earlier this week,
Mayor Jean Calderwood said she is
confident that the State Attorney's
Office will further prosecute any
"I feel that our city has done a
very good job," she said. "We have
never done anything in my opinion
to deserve some of the accusations
and statements Grapski has said
Grapski's battle with Alachua
officials began in the spring. The
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City Commissioner Bonnie Burgess
for a Florida State House seat. After
city elections concluded, Grapski
said voters ap-
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was a back-and-
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SGrapski and city
Grapski officials. Grapski
had to renege his
campaign for state office because of
the felony charges.
Grapski argues he was denied the
right to view some public voting re-
cords. When he couldn't get records,
he confronted Watson, the city man-
ager, and recorded the conversation
in his office in City Hall. Three days
later Grapski was arrested. Watson
said Grapski didn't inform him he
was taping their conversation.
Watson could not be reached for
Levin College of Law professor
Joe Little represented Grapski in the
criminal charge and will represent
all the plaintiffs in the civil case.
"He is one of the most knowl-
edgeable and principled attorneys
in the state of Florida," Grapski
said about Little. "We've worked
successfully together in the past on
For Grapski, election controversy
Little represented Grapski in
a 1995 lawsuit charging then-UF
Student Body President John
McGovern and the honorary leader-
ship organization, Florida Blue Key,
Grapski, then a master's stu-
dent in political science, ran for UF
Student Body president. But a day
before the Spring election, fliers of
doctored police reports appeared on
campus accusing Grapski of being a
child molester. A jury awarded him
$150,000 in damages.
Last year, Grapski sued UF
President Berie Machen for deny-
ing Grapski the ability to view e-
mail records discussing the admin-
istration's relationship to FBK.
He sought information about a
Student Government donation to
FBK to produce Gator Growl, the
student-run pep rally. Grapski said
the contribution violated a-Florida
statute that allows only all-inclusive
groups to receive Activity & Service
A judge threw out the lawsuit
against Machen, saying Grapski
didn't mention specifics about his
communication with UF
As for Thursday's ruling,
Grapski's victory may be the begini-
ning of an even longer fight.
Though the judge granted
a motion to dismiss charges of
felony wiretapping, Spencer Mann,
spokesman for the State Attorney's
Office, said the state is reviewing
two additional accusations of a simi-
lar nature against Grapski.
A trial date has not yet been set
for the plaintiffs' election allegation
"Despite all of the concerns of
public officials, the one thing I'm
confident in is that a jury's decision
tends to work," Grapski added.
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Students commit time to beloved shows
SBy JESSIE COLEMAN
They joined together for the
kind of marathon that only com-
mitted viewers can endure, a 24-
Austin Joiner, a UF integrative
biology freshman, and four friends
squeezed into his dorm room at 10
p.m. on a Friday in.August and
started the first Veronica Mars
Joiner is just one of many UF
students afflicted with chronic
- drama addicts who would du-
tifully sacrifice sleep and sunlight
for a chosen show.
Most students develop a weekly
habit or worse, but Joiner said he
which paused episodes only for
bathroom breaks and food. They
were sustained by two huge plat-
ters of baked ziti, a jumbo box
of Cheez-its, brownies, white
chocolate macadamia cookies and
Early Sunday afternoon, Joiner
and his friends ran out of episodes
to watch. They left in a haze, brain-
dead and dry-eyed from hours of
staring, but still reeling from the
This fix brought to you by TiVo
Kyla O'Brien, one of the dedicat-
ed viewers in Joiner's dorm room,
said Veronica Mars has hooked her.
O'Brien, a telecommunications
freshman, missed the original air-
ing of the first two seasons, but she
didn't let that stone her She watched
only watches the show in bursts. them on DVD.
But moderation was not a With DVD-Rs,
concern for Joiner and his friends recording technology
when they started the season two jump on a TV-show
DVD. They overdosed on 1,008 almost any time. An
minutes of Veronica Mars. the willpower, they
Joiner isn't as intense as his girl- ful without having
friend, who traveled more than an other commitments.
hour to the weekend-long Veronica O'Brien's obsessi
Mars binge, or his sister, who trav- the summer in Sanil
eled about two and a half hours. on a vacation with so
He left his room once that morn- iends who met
room. Despite beat
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practice, but tire first season, pulli
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but for the firt
time since starting the show, she has
When her Bible study decided
to meet on Tuesday nights during
Veronica Mars, which airs on the
CW after Gilmore Girls, O'Brien
panicked, but only briefly.
Thanks to Sony Giga Pocket tech-
nology, which allows her to record
cable TV to her hard drive, O'Brien
didn't have to make a choice.
She rests easy in Bible study and
records the show from 8:57 p.m. to
10:03 p.m., allowing a three-minute
cushion period. She won't miss a
minute of the show.
Like O'Brien, roommates
Kathryn Rathman and Silvana
luculano have yet to miss an episode
of their favorite show.
Last season, the roommates
faithfully watched the hospital
drama Grey's Anatomy and baked
chocolate chip cookies every
Sunday night. This season the shdv
moved to a busier Thursday night,
but Rathman and luculano watch
the episodes over the weekend.
They set up their DVR to record
the show every week, allowing
them to keep up with homework,
grades and Grey's Anatomy.
Taking things personally
For serious fans like Rathman
and Iuculano, the show is more than
mindless entertainment. They take
the drama personally.
For one hour each week, the
roommates are wrapped up in the
show and the characters. Sitting to-
gether in front of the TV, often with
the volume high to ward off distrac-
tions. they are silent and focused.
On co :nuiercial breaks, the emn.'-
bons -pUl out The\ ranted about
Dr. McDreamy's secret marriage in
season one, and moaned in disgust
when two patients were rushed in,
skewered together by a metal pole.
Sometimes, like when a piece of a
homemade bazooka exploded in the
hospital and killed a bomb squad
agent, they are shocked speechless.
The season finale in May brought
both of them to the breaking point.
When character Denny Duquette
died of heart failure, Rathman and
luculano sobbed. Rathman, a jour-
nalism junior, said she was inconsol-
able for 30 minutes.
They were apart for the episode
but called each other, crying, im-
mediately afterward. One
would gasp, "Oh my gosh!"
and the other would respond,
"Yeah I know," Rathman
luculano reads the head
writers' blogs after e\ -
ery episode to under-
stand the creative
planning that drives
sion with Grey's
Anatomy goes far
beyond the two
roommates. Like the
Gator Nation, the
Grey's Anatomy net-
work is everywhere.
When Rathman meets
fans in her classes or on cam-
pus, she feels an instant con-
"So many people watch it,
you can talk about it with just
about anybody," Rathman
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It's cold outside. Freezing. Arid then, randomly, it's not. If
you're anything like us, you're sick of wearing shorts to class
because it's warm and sunny in the morning, and then trudg-
ing back home through a new ice age. Thanksgiving break
couldn't come soon enough.
But in the meantime, don't miss out on the crazy happen-
ings in Gainesville and across the country. For your reading
pleasure, we've scraped them together for this week's edi-
Darts & Laurels
We kick off with a won't-somebody-think-of-the-em-
bryos DART for Gov. Jeb Bush, who visited Gainesville
this week for the opening of UF's new Cancer and Genetics
Research Complex. "It looks really cool," he said of the six-
story research hub which is true. It does look really cool.
But in case Jeb didn't get the memo from his brother, science
is witchcraft. Especially stem-cell research.
For years, Republicans have campaigned to ban the use
of embryonic stem cells in laboratories, even when it could
produce life-saving cures. The religious right calls it murder
- and the president used his only veto in six years to stop a
bill that would have increased federal funding for research
sites like UF's new complex. But then there's Jeb, sipping
champagne with those baby-killing scientists.
What's next Republicans who believe in global warm-
ing? Heliocentricity? Gravity? No thanks. We like our con-
servatives old-fashioned, like the president. He supports
abstinence-only sex education for adults and claims
"the jury's still out" on evolution. That's more like it.
Speaking of complete lunatics, we toss a you-can't-be-
serious DART to O.J. Simpson, who's putting the finishing
touches on a book about how he would have killed his ex-
wife and Ron Goldman. You know, if he were the real killer.
Which he's not that bastard is still out there, and the Juice
will never stop looking for him. Never! But for now, he's
cashing in on his own infamy.
It sounds incredible, but it's no joke. To promote the
book, Fox will air a two-part TV special called "O.J.
Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How it Happened" later this
month. The book will hit stores the next day and we're
guessing it'll be a best seller. God bless America. We just
hope Michael Jackson doesn't follow suit with "If I Touched
Macaulay Culkin, Here's Where I Touched Him." We get
the shivers just thinking about it.
Finally, we toss a wave-of-the-future LAUREL to
Student Body President John Boyles, whose long-awaited
tuition survey is finally up and running. Sure, it's a little
biased the questionnaire begins with some very slanted
introductory facts but Boyles' survey is the next logical
step in Student Government. Why elect representatives
when we can haie government-by-opinion-poll?
At least 3,300 students have taken the survey so far, and
Boyles hopes to get 10,000 responses by Wednesday. That
would dwarf voter turnout in Fall's SG election and
probably produce a more representative sample of the
student body. A less Greek sample, anyway. And since
SBoyles won't take a position on his own, why not cut out
Imagine it: no Student Senate, no SG executive, just
online poll after online poll. Should UF welcome ESPN
College GameDay to campus? Vote here! What about cov-
ered bus stops, waterslides, free printing? Yea or nay? Best
of all, no more masturbatory er, celebratory SG ban-
quets. Instead, you'd get a congratulatory e-mail at the end
of the year, complete with the pornography of your choice.
Some day, every university will be governed this way.
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A according to The Princeton Review, UF's Warrington
College of Business ranks sixth among all business
colleges and second among public universities for
best overall academic experience. The Wall Street Journal
ranks our master's program for business administration 13th
in the nation.
Needless to say, a few of our university's multitude of
business majors will become chief executive officers and
a greater number will, in some way, be responsible for large
sums of money.
But as Spider-Man teaches, "With great amounts of
money comes great greed for even more ridiculous amounts
Sanjay Kumar, former chief executive of Computer
Associates International, was sentenced to 12 years in prison
earlier this month. Kumar orchestrated a $2.2 billion account-
ing fraud involving backdated contracts that artificially in-
flated profits. In 1998, this earned him a $330 million bonus.
Not too shabby.
Jeffrey Skilling of Enron was sentenced in October to
24 years in prison the second-longest sentence ever for
white-collar crime, one year short of former WorldCom CEO
Bernard J. Ebbers's 25-year sentence.
SSkilling, like Kumar, was guilty of lying about his com-
pany's financial state. In his case, Enrori collapsed under the
weight of the $11 billion fraud, and investors and employees
All so a few men could stand naked in front of the mirror,
flex their muscles and whisper, "God, you're powerful! Look
at you you're on fire, you man-lion!"
And don't forget women. Martha Stewart added three ta-
blespoons of insider trading and a pinch of blind selfishness
to her business dealings in 2002, when she sold her ImClone
stock the day before its value fell 16 percent.
Greed distorts the beauties and freedoms of capitalism.
With a little self-restraint, free markets can balance and dis-
tribute wealth butbecause it takes money to make money,
Q AT iI ?fafl GATES0
u business majors
its easy for capitalist societies to
become polarized. Their rich get
richer, while their poor get poorer.
And what about the opportunity
cost of corporate fraud on a global
scale? Professor Virginia Maurer,
director of Warrington's Center
Todd Portnowitz for Business Ethics Education and
Witz's Wit Research, said the broad effects of
firstname.lastname@example.org corporate fraud include "a reduc-
tion of wealth for the lower and
middle classes, the erosion of social
order, poverty, corruption, disease and death."
Every day, more than 25,000 people die of starvation,
while tycoons like Kumar lie to pull in $330 million instead
of, say, $300 million.
What could cause such absolute neglect for the world
around you? Other than greed, Maurer points to "rational-
izations of all sorts including the proposition that you
deserve it and everyone else doesn't."
It may be hyperbole, but I group corporate fraud closely
with homicide, though it's even more cowardly on some lev-
els kind of like hiring a hit-man.
Big business's behavior reflects the entire American men-
tality. Business is our national religion.
Reebok just spent $28 million on an ad campaign fea-
turing the tagline "I Believe." Marketing is our modem art
see Andy Warhol. More and more, we buy products based
on attachments to a company's moral standards. Take Whole
Foods Market grocery stores, for example. Or "fair-trade"
In a world where business leaders function like priests,
corporate fraud is the equivalent of a priest touching a little
boy. Only in this case, we're the little boys, and there are mil-
lions of us.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior. His column appears on
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
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Letters to the BEd -.'
The mystery of Jarvis Moss' suspension
I'm puzzled as to why there's such a hush
surrounding the details of UF defensive end
Jarvis Moss' suspension. I've seen no men-
tion, in either the Gainesville Sun or the
Alligator, of exactly why he was suspended.
However, over the past three days, WCJB
TV-20 has emphatically claimed numerous
times on-air and online that Moss' sus-
pension, like Marcus Thomas', is for testing
positive for marijuana. Why is everyone else
trying so hard to keep this quiet?
of the community during his time in the
residence hall, but also one of the most re-
spectful students I've had the privilege of
interacting with as an RA. He was always
polite and friendly and, as far as I was
concerned, a consistent leader.
His behavior reflected his values. Having
attended a leadership speech by UF coach
Urban Meyer, I know the football team
shares those values and that's why I have
faith that Meyer's decision to suspend Moss
was in the best interest of both the team itself
and its extraordinary defensive end.
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RA: Moss was kind, considerate leader
During my first semester as a resident as-
sistant in the Springs Complex, I had the tax-
ing experience of building a community on
a floor that housed several of UF's younger
football players. I can honestly say that UF
coach Urban Meyer has his work cut out for
him. But I'd also like to add that two players
in my charge set relatively good examples
for the others while in the residence hall.
One was Cornelius Ingram, and the other
was Jarvis Moss.
Moss was not only a-model member
White House's lies make war unpopular
In his Thursday column concerning the
relationship between the press and the mil-
itary, Patrick Barrett accomplished nothing
more than exposing his own naivete with
respect to the causes of our problems in
Barrett began his argument by asserting
that exposing the public to the gruesome-
ness of war increases dissent among the
population. With this point I cannot dis-
agree. In Barrett's view, this illustrates the
weakness of the American populace but
an alternative interpretation is that it illus-
trates our humanity.
In any case, the primary reason for the
current level of dissent isn't the constant
barrage of ugliness on TV it's the accu-
rate perception that our political leadership
has been consistently deceptive and has
grossly mismanaged the conduct of the war
from day one.
Stop making excuses for disaster in Iraq
Patrick Barrett's claim in his Thursday
column that military leaders choose tactics
"for hoi they'll play in the papers" might
make sense if the Bush administration
even remotely pretended to care how the
American public felt about the war in Iraq.
Even with the president's approval rat-
ings in the gutter and White House Press
Secretary Tony Snow working overtime to
spin the news out of Iraq in a positive di-
rection, the administration is sticking to its
guns literally and figuratively.
I, for one, am tired of making excuses for
our leaders and for our country. We really
stepped in it this time. Now it's time to fess
up and get out of Iraq while we still can.
Rules for drivers, walkers and cyclists
Lately, I've seen so many accidents and
near-misses that I feel the need to share my
advice to walkers, bikers and drivers on
campus. If you're a pedestrian, the cross-
walks are there to make your life easier. Use
them. Technically, vehicles don't have to
stop for you if you just run out into the road.
That's called jaywalking, and it's illegal.
Bikers, when you're in the street, you're
considered a vehicle and need to obey the
rules.of the road so stop for pedestrians
in crosswalks. Also, please don't ride in the
wrong direction in the bike lane.
As for drivers, please take the time to
check your blind spot for bikers before you
turn. I've seen two cars hit bikers this semes-
ter, thankfully with minimal injuries. Both
accidents could have been avoided had the
driver of the car bothered to turn his head
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Dorms decorate for prizes
By RENE PEREZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Residents in select UF dorms have been working
diligently for the past week to put finishing touches
on decorations for today's Golden Gator Residence
Hall Decorating Contest.
The contest, which will take place from 3 p.m. to
5 p.m. today, is being held for the first time. It will
become an annual event put on by the University
Athletic Association's Marketing Department.
Residents from Beaty Towers will face off against
those from the Yulee Residence Area in competition
for the Golden Gator trophy.
The two areas will be judged on their decora-
tions in the categories of spirit, creativity and thor-
oughness of coverage, said Shane Combs, a UAA
Marketing Department intern.
The panel of celebrity judges will include about
10 to 12 student athletes, members from the UF
Dazzlers and Albert the Alligator.
A small group from each team will lead the
judges around their respective dorms and explain
The judges will then have one hour to decide
the winner, Combs said. The winning group will
be announced in the Alligator, on Gatorzone.com
and, hopefully, at the football game on Saturday,
Additional prizes will include the Golden Gator
trophy and a party on Dec. 2 for the Southeastern
Conference championship game. The party will
include free food, live music and a performance by
"We wanted to make an event that you remem-
ber all through your life," he said. "Something that
will be once-in-a-lifetime."
Victor Martinez, a resident assistant at Beaty
Towers, said preparations have been going well
"We're really excited. Everybody wants
it to be as successful as possible."
resident assistant at Beaty Towers
He said that students involved in the contest
have been working really hard over the past week
to get ready.
Most decorations have been completed and will
be put up a couple of hours before the judging takes
place in accordance with the contest guidelines.
He said his team has been trying to feature as
many different sports as possible in the Beaty com-
"We're really excited," he said. "Everybody
wants it to be as successful as possible."
Food drive preserves
By ADAM AMIR
Alligator Contributing Writer
To some Gainesville families,
Thanksgiving dinner will come
despite financial hardships. When
Caitlin Roberts was looking for a
Thanksgiving food drive last year,
she found that Gainesville lacked
one for local families. Using her
experience from service projects
in high school and her position
as a financial director for the UF
chapter of the American Medical
Student Association, Roberts
started her own.
"Unlike a canned food drive,
we split certain nonperishable
foods in each committee," she
said. "We wanted to collect the in-
gredients of a Thanksgiving meal
for each family. Publix provided
gift certificates, so every family
could purchase the perishables,
Food donations began two
weeks ago, and with the help of
more than 900 AMSA members,
more than $600 worth of food has
The holiday bas-
On' kets will be delivered
CeAmpuS the Wednesday be-
"It's insane how
much food we have canned
foods, pudding, cake mixes, stuff-
ing," she said. "I didn't expect
such a turnout."
AMSA teamed up with St.
Francis House, a nonprofit home-
less rehabilitation organization, to
deliver the Thanksgiving baskets
to local needy families.
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Nintendo follows Playstation
By KRISTEN CASTRO'
Alligator Contributing Writer
Just in time for the holiday shopping season,
the Nintendo Wii makes its debut Sunday.
Equipped with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, the
game download system Virtual Console, the Wii
Channel browsing screen, the Wii Remote and a
reasonable price tag, this game console may give
Sony's PlayStation 3 released today a run
for its money.
"It's a-freaking-mazing," said Rodrigo Gil,
21, who went to the Nintendo Fusion Tour to
play the unreleased Wii. "I had a lot of fun with
With other new game consoles priced be-
tween $400 and $600, the Wii costs a fraction of
their prices at $249.99.
At about 8.5 inches long and less than 2
inches thick, the Wii is said to be the size of three
DVD cases stacked on top of each other.
The Wii's Virtual Console allows gamers to
download old games from the original Nintendo
Entertainment System, Super NES and Sega
Genesis. Also, GameCube game discs can be
used with the Wii.
The .console's Wii Channel allows users to
create their own avatar, access news and check
weather reports and forecasts.
Another feature of the new system is the
cordless and motion-sensitive Wii Remote.
Best Buy, Target,.Wal-Mart, GameStop and
Toys "R" Us will be selling the console.
Local GameStop and Toys "R" Us stores have
already sold out through preorders.
Target will be receiving at least 30 consoles.
However, they expect to sell out the day of re-
lease, said Daniel Dickson, an electronics depart-
With anticipation mounting, some gamers
have already struggled to preorder the Wii.
"Unfortunately, I couldn't reserve it for the
launch date," Gil said. "I already have the con-
trollers on reserve though."
On Sunday consumers will have the chance
to come to their own conclusions about the new
console that is, if they can get their hands on
"Without a doubt, it will beat out the PS3 and
XBOX 360," Gil said.
Run benefits Shands kids
* RACE FOR THE CHILDREN
EXPECTS TO DRAW 50 TO 100.
By SARAH ORFINGER
Alligator Contributing Writer.
While other students are sleeping in on
Sunday morning, Elaine Speed will be one
of 50 to 100 students arid Gainesville resi-
dents running to benefit children at Shands
The first Race for the Children 5K run,
sponsored by the Preprofessional Service
Organization and benefiting Children's
Mirade Network, will be held Nov. 19.
Race for the Children costs $10 per
person, and proceeds will directly ben-
efit Children's Miracle Network, said Oleg
Uryasev, service director for PSO.
Check-in for the race will begin at 8 a.m,
and the race will start at 9 a.m. The 3.1-mile
race will begin and end at Pony Field on
Gale Lemerand Drive and circle around
Anyone. interested in participating can
register online at www.psoraceforthechildr
en.com until Saturday or at Pony Field un-
til 8:50 a.m. Sunday. T-shirts will be given
to the first 25 people who register and will
also be available for $5 the day of the race.
Speed, a prepharmacy student at UF,
loves to run the course around Lake Alice,
especially if it benefits a worthy cause.
Receiving a T-shirt after the race is always
a bonus too, she said.
"Our goal is to spend less than we raise,
and we're probably going to spend several
hundred dollars," Uryasev said.
Uryasev hopes to raise $400 to $500.
Michael Carey inspects a car in need of a fix with the help of a flash-
light Thursday evening at John Wagner Auto Repair on South Main
Students grow hair for funds
New dinner concept arrives
Cooking meets eating
By LAUREN SACHS
Alligator Contributing Writer
College towns aren't
known for home-cooked
meals. But Gainesville's
Let's Do Dinner would like
to change that.
The company, located
on Northwest 22nd Drive,
does the menu planning,
shopping, chopping and
mopping, according to its
All customers have to do
is show up, follow instruc-
tions to cook the meal and
head home with a prepared
feast that feeds up to six.
concept started three years
ago on the West
of Let's Do Dir
plugged it and
just took off.
past seven mon
own in Gainesvi
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with it," Miller
place owns me."
either half or ful
o ut but customers go home with
six separate entrees. That's
Coast, said 36 servings, at only $3.17
co-owner per serving. If customers
O would rather not cook, they
ner. Oprah even deliver.
after that, it
Starting Dec. 1, the corn-
Miller's pany will appeal even fur-
establish- their to the college student.
ment has Single meals will be avail-
een able, with a preparation re-
ber pen quirement of nothing more
s, a he than a microwave.
.ths, and he
ed with his Erin Kossowsky, a event
n in Ocala management freshman,
n misses the comfort of a
to open his home-cooked meal in a col-
o much fun lege town.
omuh "I think this would be a
Great idea for all my friends
Sto do," she said. "We would
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sessions. A have fun and a good meal at
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By JESSICA PALOMBO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Dustin Hall's girlfriend gave him an
ultimatum: Shave or say goodbye.
Hall's facial hair stayed.
"The choice is for the good cause over
the significant other in this case," he said.
Hall is one of about 40 UF law students
and professors who are abstaining from
shaving during November to raise money
for the Association of Public Interest Law,
said Brian Ellison, APIL's vice president of
Participants in "Mustache Bash 2006"
are sponsored with pledges, ranging from
10 cents to $3 per day. Ellison said the
campaign's goal is $20,000.
All money raised willfund scholarships
for law students pursuing pro bono work
in public interest fields this summer.
Club member Andy Munkittrick said
the cause led him to take his participation
to what he calls "the next level."
Munkittrick has promised his sponsors
a schedule of self-accessorizing that will
grow progressively more embarrassing as
higher pledge levels are reached.
So far, his outlandish promises have
helped raise more than $200. That means
he will wear sunglasses to dass and will
dye his brown mustache black. If he raises
$275, he will add a black patent leather
officer's cap to his classroom attire.
He said he attributed his success to the
fun spiritof the fundraiser.
"It's set up in a way that it doesn't feel
so much like a charity drive," he said.
The fundraiser has also attracted sup-
port from some law school faculty.
Professor Henry Wihnyk is growing a
mustache at the request of APIL members
in his class.
"It adds a nice community
spirit between the faculty and
"It adds a nice community spirit be-
tween the faculty and students," he said. "I
hate growing facial hair, but I'll make this
sacrifice," he said.
Hall said he looks forward to seeing the
facial hair others have grown.
"This type of behavior coming from
people who typically are so concerned
with looking professional is nice to see,"
he said. "It adds a bit of levity to the law
10, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2006
The Dating Game
Universities sacrifice accuracy for prestige
By STEPHANIE GARRY
Alligator Staff Writer
As universities go, older is better.
And according to the histories of UF
and rival Florida State University,
the once-women's school is the
That's because some public uni-
versities, in their zeal for the prestige
of age, have changed the date of
their, founding to extend their his-
For UF, the date hinges, on
the opening of the East Florida
Seminary in Ocala, one of Florida's.
two original'institutions of higher
learning t, receive state funds.
For FSU, it's the legislation
passed two years earlier to create
those first two colleges.
That discrepancy means that
Florida's oldest universities, which
were created by the same legisla-
tion and whose predecessors were
created as a pair, have different es-
Florida State University es-
tablished 1851. The University of
Florida established 1853.
This semester, UF celebrated 100
years in Gainesville with a ceremo-
ny, a time capsule and banners that
still adorn University Avenue. Three
years ago, it celebrated 150 years of
As UF revisits its past like
other universities nationwide that
have tweaked their founding dates
to satisfy historical or public rela-
tions needs- it becomes clear-that a
school's history isn't set in stone.
"Everybody does that in some
way or another," said John Thelin, a
historian of American higher educa-
tion at the University of Kentucky.
"It's just a question of how substan-
tive or thorough the reinterpretation
Based on the 1853 date, UF held
a yearlong celebration of its 150th
birthday in 2003 at a cost of about
$200,000, said UF spoke-man Steve
Orlando. It begar. with a January
convocation attended by Gov. Jeb
Bush, boasted a special logo, and
was the occasion for three books.
Karen Willis, who coordinated
UF's sesquicentennial anniversary
three yeair ago, described it as an
opportunity for UF to "sound its_
But UF's founding date hasn't
always been 1853.
In 1935, President John Tigert
reviewed the record and decided
that the late UF bore on is seal
- 1905 didn't accurately reflect
the university's founding. So he ap-
pealed to the state to have it moved
52 years earlier.
"He basically picked the old-
est date he could find," said UF
.Historian Carl Van Ness. "I'm not
sure if he wanted the oldest date
or if he really thought that was the
accurate date for the founding of the
The college that was founded
then bears little resemblance to
the UF we know today. Located in
.Ocala, it taught mostly high school
material to just a handful of white.
men for eight years before dosing
for the Civil War.
"Its early years in Ocala were
really nothing to brag about," Van
Ness said. "It was underfunded. It
really didn't amountto much."
But Van Ness agreed with Tigert
that Florida's higher education tradi-
tion began before 1905, so he thinks
the change was more justifiable than
FSU's switch a few years ago.
In 2000, then FSU President
Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte suc-
cessfully campaigned to change
FSU's founding from 1857 to 1851.
"I just think the whole contro-
versy on dates is a little silly, and
it doesn't make the state of Florida
look very good," Van Ness said. "I
think we just kind of all laughed and
shrugged it off."
Robin Sellers, an FSU professor
who wrote a book on FSU's history,
believes its founding-date switch
had little to do with historical accu-
racy, something to do with the UF-
S FSU rivalry and
a lot to do with
"I think there's
just that rivalry
been there. You
I. can't get away
Thelin from it," Sellers
said. "It's like
the Democrats and the Republicans.
They might be nice to each other on
the surface, but I.wouldn't expect
any deep feelings."
Van Ness said he's not sure
UF's current founding date 1853
- was the best pick. He thinks the
1870 chartering of another UF fore-
father, an agricultural school in Lake
City, would probably be closest to
the university's true beginning.
In his book on American higher
education, Thelin writes of a par-
ticularly egregious example of ma-
nipulation of a university's history.
In an attempt to further civic
pride, the mayor of Louisville led
a campaign in 1948 to push the
University of Louisville's founding
date to be 37 years earlier. According
to Thelin's book, "A History of
American Higher Education," the
mayor kept a list of universities
ranked by which was the oldest.
When he found evidence to move
the University of Louisville up on
the list, he would cry out, "We're
gaining on them."
Thelin said universities usually
have reasons for pushing back their
birthdays. Shifting dates can be ac-
curate because there's no definitive
standard for what constitutes a
school's origin. Is it the legislation
that creates a school, or the first day
"It gets murkier the more you
look at it," Thelin said.
Thelin believes the reason uni-
versities and college value age so
much is because it shows they've
survived through years of change.
At inaugural ceremonies for univer-
sity presidents, representatives from
other schools line up in order of their
institution's founding date, with the
"Even though we as Americans
are forward-looking and modem,
we still take assurance at something
that survives," Thelin said.
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Tuition plan needs legislative approval before increases are made
TUITION, from page 1
Nov. 30-Dec. 1 meeting to decide
whether it will support the program.
Board chairman Manny Fernandez
said in an interview that the pro-
gram would help UF offer a better
education for students.
Those students "deserve the kind
of education, in my opinion, we are
not giving yet," said Fernandez,
who called UF's class sizes "ridicu-
In his presentation to the board
Thursday, Fernandez said the pro-
gram would improve UF's student-
to-faculty ratio, which is now 21-1.
It needs to get to 14-1, he said.
Machen spoke at the meeting via
conference call from Beijing, China.
He is touring Asia with a delegation
of other university presidents, who
are looking to attract more interna-
tional students to their institutions.
Machen told the board that he
welcomes input from UF's Student
Government in determining which
parts of the university need new
faculty members most.
"We have to get out of
this mode of feeling good
about being good."
Student Body President John
Boyles, the only student who sits
on UF's Board of Trustees, said he'd
wait for the Student Senate to vote
on the new charge before deciding
how he'll vote on the board. Before
that Senate meeting, SG plans to
host a forum for students to ask
questions or express concerns with
Fernandez said many flagship
universities around the country
charge up to 200 percent more in
tuition than their in-state public
counterparts, Fernandez said. But
UP Florida's flagship university
- charges less money.than any of
the state's public universities.
Like other top universities
around the country, UF already has
talented students and faculty mem-
bers, Fernandez said. But, he added,
there aren't enough resources to pro-
pel UF into the ranks of the nation's
He said there are two ways UF
can deal with its lack of resources.
"You sit back and do nothing, or
the second choice is you do what
we're doing," he said. "We have to
get out of this mode of feeling good
about being good."
If the program passes, he said,
UF's Board of Trustees will need to
watch UF's applicant quality care-
Heckler gives sermon of his own
PREACHER, from page 1
sage to the unsaved. He'd heard that UF
had plenty of students and sunshine, so
he hopped a plane to Gainesville with
no idea where he'd stay or what he was
going to do.
Johnsen said the idea for preaching
on the plaza came early last week, when
he saw his friend A.J. Hall spreading a
Christian message on the Plaza of the
"There seem to be a lot of non-
Christians there," Johnsen said. "I love
Krishnas, I want them to be saved, but
what they're worshipping is an idol ... a
For the past two weeks, .he has
preached to the slow-moving Krishna
queue an audience that is captive only
in the literal sense.
"I'm not against his freedom of
speech," said Stephanie Silberman,
a Krishna follower, during Johnsen's
preaching Monday. "If there was no
Krishna Lunch, no problem. But he obvi-
ously came because there's a line."
Johnsen wouldn't face a deluge of in-
sults if he approached people one-on-one
like Krishna devotees do, she said.
Because of his style of preaching,
Johnsen has drawn the ire of many.
"We're just generally annoyed he's
basically just yelling," said UF history
student Travis Mitchell. "It doesn't matter
what he's yelling, just that he's yelling."
While Johnsen was pacing and lec-
turing to the line on Monday, Mitchell
shadowed him, stifling Johnsen's words
with a reading from his modem Polish
"All my life, all my life," Mitchell read
in a mock-preaching tone. "That's what
it says on page 74 of this book I have to
"He made all my points for me,"
Mitchell said. "He said, 'Can you please
stop reading and bothering these people?'
I was like, please man, keep talking."
aloud, one of the
handed him a mint
lemonade. The next
day, a server gave him
a free lunch and a pass
for another a gift, he
sohnsenaid, for standing up to
Johnsen the preacher.
Tensions between Johnsen and op-
ponents on the plaza boiled over on
Monday. University police were called
in twice, first by a heckler, and again at
Johnsen's request. No action was taken.
Johnsen said he understands that
people may find his style abrasive. But
his decision to preach to people en masse,
not individually, came from a verse in the
Bible that he said calls for it: "For after
that ... the world by wisdom knew not
God, it pleased God by the foolishness of
preaching to save them that believe."
"I don't want people to misunder-
stand me," Johnsen said. "Even when
they're threatening me, stealing my
jacket, saying they're going to have me
wake up in a hospital ... I do it for their
Jennifer Harnish / Alligator
Dilan Venegas watches as UF College of Medicine students teach basic medical
terms to migrant workers in an English class in Williston. The students visited to
learn about migrant culture and teach how to communicate in a doctor's office.
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three men played a TV-and-video-game
setup that drew power from a BMW sedan.
Nanni said her brother Todd, who
was No. 1 on the list, weathered a storm
Wednesday night by draping a tarp over the
store entranceway as protection.
"It was just like when you were little and
you'd take the covers and make a fort," she
A few miles away, at the Best Buy on
Archer Road, a group of more than 50 peo-
ple camped out for a chance to purchase one
of 24 "premium" and 10 "basic" systems.
The PS3 comes in two versions; a basic
system with a 20-gigabyte hard drive for
$499 and a premium system with a 60-
gigabyte hard drive and built-in wireless
networking capabilities for $599.
Both systems will play Blu-ray high-defi-
nition DVD disks.
Online, the consoles were priced between
$2,000 and $3,500 Thursday night.
The campers at Best Buy set up tents and
lawn chairs to rest and sleep on. One group
even brought a futon.
"I'll have been out here for 57 hours if I
make it," said No. 11 in line, Javier Arenado,
before correcting himself. "I mean, when I
Arendo, a UF marketing student, said
passersby sometimes acted rudely toward
the campers. He said some people would
snicker or yell things at the sidewalk dwell-
"Every single person has a look," he said.
"Some people ask how many people are in
line. We say '50' and then they say 'damn'
and have this look like.'I should have been
He said the Best Buy campers established
a system to handle the line order.
Every hour one of the campers would go
around and take role call. If a person missed
the role their name would be taken off the
list and they would lose their place.
"I'll have been out here for 57
hours if I make it."
Many campers used friends or relatives
to save their spot while they attended class-
es or went for food.
A camper also took pictures of everyone
in line holding a piece of paper with their
number for further evidence of their place.
Many of the people under the awning
Thursday night had camped out since
Terrel Griffin, No. 9 on the Best Buy list,
was one of the few people who were buying
the system to play games.
"It's not about the money," he said.
"When my friends come over I'm going to
be the king and I'm going to be on top of that
hill for a few months."
Griffin said he also camped out for the
Xbox 360 last year.
Many of the first 34 people in line said
Marvin Halelamien / Alligator
Ben Cannon and Jake Frank "Shakey Jake" play guitar while waiting in line at Best Buy
Thursday afternoon to purchase the new PlayStation 3.
they felt a little fatigued but generally
happy. Many of them also pointed out that
they wouldn't have to worry about getting
Past the first 34, about 20 others waited
in line in the hopes Best Buy would receive
But Best Buy manager Steve Wilson said
he didn't think that's likely.
"There may be some wishing, but I don't
think we're going to get any more before
tomorrow morning," he said.
The shortage is a matter of supply and
"Sony doesn't really have that many
systems," he said. "They have a really short
But many of the system buyers were
banking on high demand and few consoles.
"Not to be a dick, but I hope they only
have 34. That way there's fewer on the mar-
ket," Arendo said, joking. "I want little kids
around the world crying 'Daddy, I want it
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Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
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O I For Rent
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
Luxury 1/1 wl W/D!
Close to UF*Starting at $779
Leasing for Spring*367-9910
S For Rent
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
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 UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/gym
Unit is 1 year new. Move in Jan '07
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 11-17-20-2
$700/mo. First, last & $200 sec. Call 352-
378-9220 or 352-213-3901 11-20-20-2
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS OR
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean. Good quality. Visit
www.gatorpads.com for available units or
call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
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Q a For Rent
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
2BR/1.5BA townhouse duplex apt. $535. Call
386-328-6229, Iv mssg. 11-22-15-2
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
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-
2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep 352-374-3890
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1 BR apt w/pvt courtyard shaded
by large oak trees in quiet professional
complex. Pets arranged. Rent starting at
$435/mo. Call 352-377-2150 please Iv mssg.
WALK TO UF
TAYLOR SQUARE APTS.
621 SW 10th St. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Rent incl hi-spd intemet, W/D, etc. $1200/
mo. Call 692-4066 12-6-18-2
1216 NW 16th Ave. 1100 sq ft. Brick home.
Upgraded kitchen, central H & AC, restored
wood flors. 2BR/1BA. $780/mo. 1 yr lease.
First & last + $200 dep. Available now! Call
338-1222 during day. 373-2761 evening.
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 11-27-10-2
1st MONTH FREE!!!
1 BR Villas Starting @ $509. PJease call: 352-
375-3077 or 35-2-373-2818 1 2-- 1-2
Female only. 2BR/1BA or 1BR/1BA w/
screened balconies. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, 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-
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
for Spring Semester. Poolside apartment
for only $524 a month. Please call 904-434-
1st MONTH FREE WALK TO UF
Brand New 3BR/3BA, W/D, alarm system,
$1200/rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALKTO UF! 1st month free!
3BR/1 BA house, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
I For Rent
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
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
W/D hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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 Shands/VA
2BR/1BA, $650/mo. 372-0507 12-6-15-2
CUTE 1BR COTTAGE
Convenient NW area. Clean, fresh paint,
fenced yard, Avail now $390/mo. Call 378-
***NO LEASE REQUIRED***
1 BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA
$420/mo utils, HS internet & cable FREE
At Sparrow off Tower Road
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
JAN AVAILABILITY ACROSS FROM
SHANDS Newly renovated 2B/1BA condo
New flooring, paint, fixtures & appliances.
Just steps from ShandsNANet/Dental. Bus
route $850/mo 352-514-8813, 352-494-7707
00*** 5 MINS TO UFOs***
3BR/2BA, garage, FL rm, wd firs, carpet,
vaulted ceiling, fenced yd, exc cond Avail
now. 1 mo free rent. $1200. No pets. 352-373-
6080, 352-281-4774, email@example.com.
Walk to Shands, Vet school, VA. 2BR $650
Pvt owner former Summit House. Pool, CHA,
laundry, quiet, very spacious, carpet, clean.
ALSO $800/mo Avail 12/1 renovated, all
new. 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873 12-
2BR/2BA apt. Avail Jan 1st. Newly renovat-
ed. Close to campus on #13 bus rte. $799/
mo. 352-327-1697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pool and tennis. Near campus. Available
now. $1250/mo. Call 561-715-3106 11-
$465 includes heat & trash. GRU around $60
No dogs. Wood floors/high ceilings 352-275-
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
CAPSTONE QUARTERS 2/2 condo, W/D
incl, pool, close to campus. Avail Jan 1st.
$800/mo. ALSO 0 1 male BR at UTW,
$425/mo incl everything. Ask about move-in
specials. Short term leases avail. 373-0874
QUONSET HUT NW 2BR + convenient to
shopping & UF. 1000 sq ft. Available Dec 1st.
$500/mo. Jim 375-1590 11-27-5-2
1BR w/garage at The Gables. Rent includes
cable with HBO/Showtime, washer/dryer,
alarm, access to pool, spa, tennis courts,
fitness center. Amanda 850-445-1799 11-
1 For Rent
3BR/3BA townhome. Washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850/mo. Call 375-1111 12-6-12-2
Northwest 2 BR, minutes from downpwn/UF,
ceramic tile throughout, cent A/H, enclosed
patio, Avail now $675.
1731 NW6th ST. 375-7104. 12-6-12-2
Walk to Oaks Mall, movie theater, book-
stores, restaurants, and coffee houses. All
new appliances. Call 335-5474. 11-27-5-2
3/1 "Lilly" House $950/mo. Wood floors,
WID hook-ups, enclosed front & back
porch, central AC & close to campus!
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 870-
W ll Subleases
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Available spring/
summer. $470/mo. Call 941-219-9099 11-
SUNRISE APTS 1BR/1BA
@ $460/mo Lease thru July 07. Available
Dec 15, 06. Call Jameel 352-328-9078 11-
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-
1 BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 12-1-20-3
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, wi/fi. Partially furnished. 315-857-
7814, email@example.com. 11-20-10-3
Sublease at Lexington Crossing
Move in Now 1 BR/1BA in 2/2.
$520 mo Dec/06 thru July/07. All
utils incl November paid. 284-6780 11-20-
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
1 BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities. firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-
461-0355 11-30-15-3 ,
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 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 954-59'9221 or
College Park. Avail spring & summer. 60 sec
walk to campus & the bars. $499/mo. Call
Greg @ 386-316-9314 11-20-5-3
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20, ALLIGATOR N FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2006
1/1 in 4/4 at COUNTRYSIDE, unfurn, prefer
female. $380 includes intemet & 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
2BR avail in 4BR/4BA apt SANTA FE
POINTE for spring. Walk to class at SFCC!
4x4, Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, balcony,
furnished, $400/mo OBO util included. Call
Angel@ 352-586-6414 11-20-5-3
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.
Female preferred. Close to UF. Contact Rose
1BR sublease in 4BR2BA apt. W/D; $420/
mo. University Glades, available immediat-
ley. Call John 352-871-8670 11-21-5-3
CAMPUS CLUB SUBLEASE Poolside bldg.
Utilities/HBO/internet included. Laid back
roommates. $380/mo in 4/3 shared. Avail
Dec 20 -Aug 07. Call Kelly @ 786-298-7214
1/1 in 3/3, $480.12/16/06 8/10/07. Rent incl
internet, cable, W/D, central AC. Spacious
kitchen w/TV, screened porch, tanning, pool,
gym, pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-2362
SUBLEASE!! Effective Jan '07
Country Village Apartment on Archer Rd.
$375/mo. Huge Berdroom and own Bath.
ContactAJ 786-514-1525 11-21-5-3
2BR/2BA, great room & dining room with fan
in all rooms. Free car parking. 5 min walk to
Shands @ UF. Sublease available from Dec
1st 20f Contact number Homephone 352
505-3867.Cell 352-871-5717. Name David
SPRING SUBLEASE 1BR in 4BR house, ful-
ly furn BR & house. Rent $350/mo extremely
negotiable. Avail Jan thru July. Roommates
are 3 UF niale students. Call 904-994-2328
1/1 avail Jan $550/mo OBO. Huge closet,
pool view, quiet, large floor plan, nicfe neigh-
bors. Rent/move-in date negotiable. Call
813-625-7733 for more info. 11-30-10-3
1BR/1BAApt Jan 2007 $524/mo 2 blocks to
Shands/campus. DW, fitness center, pets ok.
At Country Gardens Apts. Call Robyn 352-
1BR1 BA apt.in Windsor Hall. $625/mo all util/
cable/intemet incl. Pooview, gym, furnisehd.
2 blocks to UF. Call Carrie at 863-441-2560
CABANA BEACH 1BR in 4BR apt. Furn
Poolview! Private bath. Move in Dec. 3
rooms avail. Insurance & last month's rent
paid! $524/mo. Call 786-374-7751 11-21-
Spring/Summer Sublease 2 blocks to UF!
1BR in house on SW 3rd Ave. Parking & cool
roommates- Only $300/mo. Avail Jan-July 31
dates flexible. email@example.com. 11-21-5-3
1BR/1BA apt. $360/mo Gatorside Apt;
Sublease til May w/renewal option. 10 min
walk to campus. all 352-359-2609 11-21-
Sublease whole 2BR/2.5BA luxury town-
house in Hampton Oaks Apts. May move in
anytime Nov and last month is free. Just pay
sublease fee $200. Contact 352-870-6115
WALK OR BIKE TO UF
1BR in 2BR/1BA @ Camelot.
$360/MO + utils, Available Jan. 07
Furn/uFrn, wireless, pool, gym, laundry.
Call 352-871-5024 11-22-5-3
U0 1 Subleases
S-I Roommates iRoommates
WALK TO CAMPUS -3 BLOCKS
1BR Available in 2BR/1BA apt. Female
wanted $490/MO furnished. Avail Dec 20.
Unique apt- hard wood floors. Call Dani 727-
415-9324 or firstname.lastname@example.org 11-22-5-3
MASTER BEDROOM IN 3/3.
Great location, near Shands in Oxford Manor.
Utilities included & furnishing. Avail for Spring
semester (305) 323-8198 11-22-5-3
Stoneridge Apartments Sublease
Only $350/MO! 1 BR/1BA in 2BR/2BA.
Huge floorplan! Pool, gym, quiet area, 2nd
floor. Avail in Dec. Call Chris 772-713-4788
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
FOR ONE GIRL STARTING JANUARY.
$499 MO / UTILITIES INC.
CALL (813)404-0997 OR REQUEST RM
824A WHEN YOU COME TO.CABANA!
Female sublease at The Estates, available
now, lease ends on 07/31/07, close to UF,
1/1 in 3/3 $520 all included and furnished,
$500 rebate!! 954-557-4769
Pine Rush Nov. FREE Sublease
1BR/1BA $449/MO Lease thru July 07
Available now Call Wendy 352-215-6639
SPRING 07 SUBLEASE
Campus Lodge FPooiironl ,pl IBPiF.'l in
4BR/4BA. Contact Nick 786-253-7660 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. 11-20-6-3
Spring/Summer Sublease. Walk/Bike to UF
$510 per month, pets allowed. Call Christine
2 or 3BR apt sublease in Tivoli, W/D, bal-
cony, private bathrooms. Rooms available
from Dec. 1st thru Aug 1st. 2BR/2BA for
$410 each or 3BR/bath for $345 each. Leave
message at 352-359-6473 11-27-5-3
COLLEGE PARK STUDIO APT.
2 min. walk to UF! Behind Swamp. Only
$605/mo. New appliances, carpeted, large
floorplan, pool/laundry. Avail. Dec. Call Chris
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
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, .all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast internet included. Quiet
location 1 mi from UF. $500/mo + GRU. Call
Nadav at 305-606-1221 11-22-20-4
ENJOY A ROMANTIC OLD HOUSE
Near library downtown. $285-$360/rm + utils.
Free intemet access. No pets. No smoking.
Seeking Roommate for Prvt Mstr Br&Bth
in 3Br/2Bth 2500sqft home w/2 car garage
close to UF in quiet neighborhood. $450/m;
$400Dpst NO PETS call 352-316-5343
LEAVE MSG 12-6-23-4.
MASTER BED & BATH in 2/2 behind mall.
Nice gay couple heeds responsible M/F for
fall/spring. Common area furn. Pet friendly.
$370/.mo + util. 352-284-6845, 985-507-
DOWNTOWN ROOM FOR RENT
$350/mo includes everything, cable, in-
ternet, utilities. 4 blocks from Hippodrome.
No deposit. Roommate needed ASAP. Call
Natasha @ 352-484-8855 11-20-10-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
for room in Greenwich Green. Pvt BA, rent
around $530/mo. Call 727-501-2554 11-
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
SUBLEASE AT HOMESTEAD
Move .in now 1BR/1BA in 2/2. $375/mb
Dec/06 to early Aug/07. All utils and rent
for Nov paid. Call John @ 407-257-2030
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or porfessional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474.
LARGE ROOM IN NW HOME $400 in-
cludes utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer grad
student/profs, mature, male, non-drinker/
smoker. Avail 1/1 flexible. Call Scott 335-
SUPER DEAL $425
Incl util, internet, cable,.W/D. Professional/
grad student female preferred. 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 util, cable, wireless inter-
net. Quiet area. 352-206-0543 12-6-17-4
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-0stairs, professional
grad pref. Must seel 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
CASABLANCA EAST 2/1.5
Live happy here w/doo deal. 5 min from UF,
4 bus routes, clean & new. $400 + 1/2 utils.
(~$75). 352-262-4562 11-30-10-4
Non-smoking roommate wanted. 2/2 apt.
$450/mo includes dsl, cable w/HBO, DVR &
all utils w/private furnished bed & bath. Call
Colette 352-804-4931 11-21-5-4
3BR/2BA fully furnished house, prefer a fe-
male roommate. SW neighborhood. 10 min
to UF. Pool, satellite, interest, Good for grad
students. $425/mo, Incl utils. Avail Jan. 772-
Mature female for spring '07 $450/mo OBO.
Includes private beth, large closet, brand
new appliances, cable/internet. Grantwood
Condominiums. Quiet neighborhood w/pool.
Ideal for gread student. 305-298-7764 11-
Male roommate large, carp, room. (cab. int.
package max.) Family. Bus rt. Plus right at
campus. $100 pw. Call 376-0384 for all info.
(no comp or long dist response). 11-21-5-4
Private locked rooms max cable col tv: on
bus rt. 2 rooms $85, $90 per/week. Close
to 3 labor pools. Call 376-0384 for apt &
all info (no comp + no long dist ph response)
Roommate wanted to share 3BR/1.5BA
home in historic Duckpond. $490/mo + 1/2
utils. Avail immediately. Call or email Mike
@ 305-926-1312 or email@example.com
SFCC- Roommate needed to share Luxury
Apt. 2 miles east of SFCC. Pool, sauna, hot
tub, and weight room, washer and dryer pro-
vided, private bath. Screened porch w/view
of lake. $470/MO 502-418-0534 12-1-10-4
MASTER BEDROOM/MASTER BATH
available in a 2BR/2BA. For one female
roommate $400/month + util. Available
ASAP. Located at Brandywine on Archer Rd.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-332-6566
@ Lakewood Villas. Furnished. Has a study,
a backyard, pets OK, $425 + electric
Jenny 213-2833 11-22-5-4
Male or female to share 2BR/1BA.
Cute house on two wooded acres 2 miles
from UF & Shands $350/MO 378-0207
SFCC student looking for responsible, clean,
courteous roommates. Apt is very spacious.
Rent is discounted to $399/mo/room. Will
pay most of your utilities. Call Ana @ 561-
827-6771 for details. 11-22-5-4
4BR/2BA in girl's apartment.
Utilities include: water, electric, internet,
cable, W/D. email@example.com 11-22-5-4
Male roommate to share 3BR/2BA house off
34th & University. $446/mo + 1/3 of utilities.
Call 560-0611 12-6-12-4
Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house
off NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF.
Highspeed dsl w/Cox Cable, DW, W/D, 21
or older required. $380/mo. Utilities included
FEMALE WANTED IN JANUARY 1BR/1BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. W/D, pool, bus 20. Fum Iv/din, 3
nice F, no pets. Cell 954-802-1776 or text
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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
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a 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 Goldwell 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 floorplans & 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 ohsite 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 Gazabella
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 -Walkto 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
*****5 MIN TO UF*OOO*
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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
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Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street. Dr. James
Jackson, Interim Pastor 332-
4991. 9:45 Sunday School Wor-
ship @ 11am & 6pm. Wednesday
Worship @ 7pm. 6:45pm Youth
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church 425 W
University Avenue. Sunday: Bible
Study 9:30am, Worship: 8:30 &
11:00; College Monday Night
Antioch Baptist Church
3612 NW 177th Ave.
Dr. Jim Leftwich.
Come worship with us!
Sunday Bible Study at 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Service 6:45 pm
Christian Study Center
Offering classes, lectures, cinema,
reading groups, and more. Home
of Pascal's coffee house. Mon-
112 NW 16th St.-379-7375
For more information visit
Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10amand
6pm. Wednesday Service 1215pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.
Sunday Adult Electives, 9am.
Sunday Service, 10:30am.
Wednesday College Bible Study
(at Christian Study Center) at
7:30pm. 2640 NW 39th Avenue,
for more information call 352-
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Fall Semester 7:30 pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
(5 blocks north of the stadium)
Hillel Jewish Student
This Shabbat, do it Jewish! Join
us every Friday night at 6:30pm.
Your choice of student-led
services: Orthodox, Conserva-
tive and Reform, followed by a
free glatt Kosher Shabbat dinner!
We also serve the only daily
gourmet Kosher lunch and dinner
in Gainesville. Join us for great
food, Shabbat, Jewish Programs
First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
Church and Campus
Worship Sunday 10:25a.m.
Monday Night Study 9p.m.
Wed. with the word 5:30p.m.
1826 W University Ave.
Meeting at Presbyterian Student
Center 1402 W Univ. Ave.
Sunday Worship 10:30am;
Thursday Contemporary ..r.rlif.
For more info: 372-8183 .:.r
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University City Church of
ministry meets at University City
Church of Christ. Bible class
Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-denominational
Christian church for passionate
people pursuing their purpose in
life. Very fun, very relevant. Mod-
ern dramas, dance and music. Let
us be your home away from home.
Services are Saturday night, 6pm
or Sunday 10am- 9818 SW 24th
Avenue. Call 331 ROCK or visit
www.therockonline.org for more
details. For campus activities, visit
Trinity Mc r,:.p.:ll tan
Offering truly open and inclusive
Christian worship. Sunday worship,
10:15am 1st Wednesday Taize, 6:
30pm 11604 SW Archer Road for
info, call 352-376-1100 or visit
Down Walls Building Up Hope"
Presbyterian & Disciples of
Christ Student Center
Open, ,ifir..iir._ in j .F -ir..iA
diverse. $1 home cooked sup-
pers on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Theology on tap, Thursdays at
8pm at Stubbie's Pub downtown.
1402 W University Ave. 376-7539,
Grace Presbyterian Church
Come as you are!
Contemporary Worship Service 1st
and 3rd Sundays at 6:30 pm 3146
NW 13th St.
Call for a ride! 352-376-5654
UCUN I Y CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
**Treat Yourself Don't Cheat Yourself!**
Live at a star address overlooking UF*3BR/
3BA *1340 sq.ft.* Covered parking *AII ap-
pliances Amy Silvis Focus Real Estate
Group 72-2507 email@example.com
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-
1993 Mobile Home 2BR/2BA
Large deck, shed, central air/heat, pet
friendly park, $12,500. Call 321-750-3598
Like new condominium in Cricket Club on
Tower Road. One bedroom, one and
half baths. Five miles from UF. $117,500
Call Robb at Dawn Realty. 12-1-10-5
*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East, .LLC:AB2509, Buleziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauck:AU3447. 11-
Developers Closeout AUCTION 12/2/06
14 Residential Condominiums, Pompano
Beach, FL Financing and Online Bidding
Available 2% Broker Cooperation
www.fisherauction.com. L. Fisher AU93;
AB106 (800)331-6620 x 16. In Cooperation
with Lauro Auctioneers Sale subject to all
Absolute Real Estate Auctions: Homes,
Condos, Commercial, Land, Waterfront.
All will sell at Auction, Brokers & Phone
Bidding Welcome. Neal VanDeRee
ABSOLUTE AUCTION. Historic Waterfront
estate subdivided into 5 tracts, 3624 Topside
Road, Knoxville, TN, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:
30 AM; WWW.FURROW.COM, 1-800-4-
FURROW. TN Lic. #62. 11-17-1-5
1 Real Estate
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.
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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
R eal Estate -
Liquidation Auction- 130+/- acres Divided
17+ acres. Leslie, GA., Saturday December
2, 10am, Rowell Auctions, Inc. (800)323-
8388. GAL AU-C002594 10% buyer's pre-
mium. www.rowellauctions.com. 11-17-1-5
Auction- 208+/- acres Divided. Excellent
Row Crop Farm. Saturday, December 2, 10:
00 a.m., Irwin County, GA. Rowell Auctions,
Inc. (800)323-8388. GAL AU-C002594 10%
buyer's premium. www.rowellauctions.com.
Auction- 74+/- acres Divided. Excellent
Colquitt County Farmland. Friday, November
24, 10:00 a.m., Rowell AuctiBs, Inc.
(800)323-8388. 10% buyer's premium. GAL
AU-C002594 www.rowellauctions.com. 11-
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 11-17-1-5
PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call for FREE Color Brochure.
*LAND AUCTION* 230 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
NRLL East, LLC:AB2509, Buleziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauck:AU3447. 11-
N. Fla 1-350 Acres 30 Ac+/- low as
$6500/acre Only 4 parcels Owner Fin avail
(800)294-2313 Ext 1285 A Bar Sales Inc. 7
days 7am-7pm 11-17-1-5
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres
- 49,900; 50 acres $59,900. Sn.-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 11-17-1-5
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. ESCAPE THE
HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NC Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
CHEROKEE MOUNTAIN GMAC REAL
ESTATE. cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 11-17-1-5
BEAUTIFUL BLUE RIDGE, NC Mountain
Views. 8+ Acre Mountain Estate. Heavily
Wooded with Stream. EZ Financing-
$49,900. (800)230-6380, ext.120. 11-17-1-5
View Western North Carolina, North Georgia,
Eastern TN, Real Estate. Excellent retire-
ment area. Very affordable homes, cabins,
land. Low taxes. Good paying jobs available.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA AAH
Affordable Homes in the Mountains.
Affordable Homes, Mountain Cabins and
Land. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REALTY MOUNTAIN
VIEW PROPERTIES www.exitmurphy.com.
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acrea-
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. r
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy,
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 17-
1+ ACRE TN HOMESITE 1.8 ACRES lar
lot with nice view, level building site on to[
Stone outcroppings for natural landscaping.
Pond on the east side. Close to large state
park. Only $89,900! Call (866)292-5769.
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22, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2006
NC MOUNTAIN 7 acres on mountain top,
view, trees, waterfall & large public lake near-
by, paved private access, gated community,
$99,500 owner (866)789-8535. 11-17-1-5
Coastal Georgia- New, Pre- Construction
Golf Community. Large lots & condos w/
deepwater, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center, tennis, Trails,
Docks. $70k's- $300k. (877)266-7376
12 ACRES/LAKEFRONT/$99,900 239 feet
of US Corp Frontage on beautiful lake in
Tenner-,e. Direct lake access lot from
$12,90u 'Call (866)950-5263 Ext. 1791.
23+ ACRES/ LAKE ACCESS/ $124,900
Direct access to beautiful lake in Tennessee
with beautiful mountain views! Other lake
access lots from $12,900 available! Call
(866)950-5263 Ext. 1792. 11-17-1-5
GA/FL Pre-Construction Grand Opening. 20
AC $99,900. Pay No Closing Costs. Terrific
opp'ty to own 20 acres in GA. Coastal
region. New survey, subdivision potential,
excel financing at the unbelievable price of
$99,900. CALL NOW! (800)898-4409 X1002
CLP-GA Land Services LLC. Licensed Real
Estate Broker. 11-17-1-5
MAINE SPORTING PARADISE! 500 ACRES
only $299,900. Hunters & fishing enthusiasts
wanted! Private 500 acre parcel of land ideal
for hunting offers access to crystal clear trout
& salmon stream- unbelievable fishing. NEW
TO MARKET! Great owner financing. Call
L&S RIty (207)781-3343. 11-17-1-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. CAr deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can.
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All. new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED -'i00 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 r[rl. Call 494-7789
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Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New'Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170-
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood. table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
" energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy S 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 OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 eKing
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 Like
new WINDOWAC $60. Call 335-5326 11-
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-
Cherry finish entertainment center w/center
consul unit. Two towers, media storage
space, electronic component space & ex-
tra shelves $500 OBO Call 352-371-7533
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
Repair & Upgrade
Discount on Labor
Free Pickup & Delivery
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
333-8404 aI For Sale
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unpjugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
352.219.2980 d ...ndx,.n
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount oi Labor
Care Free Computers
We can handle it all!
Courteous, fast, and cheap
Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
Mystery Shoppers Needed
to visit fast food restaurants
in Gainesville, Ocala and
surrounding areas. For
Consumer Impressions, Inc.
P.O. Box 866996
Piano, TX 75086
PAR K1Ni :
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/
* X-Box 360 w/accessories $300.0 Onkyon
- Sony HG-R530 Theater receivers sound
w/7 speakers $200. Water ski flippers
w/mask $50. 332-0884 11-20-7-10
2 Technics SL-1200 M3D, 1 Gemini ex-
ecutioner ten mixer. Vary light usage. $1500.
284-6281 or 493-0549 11-21-5-10
90 GALLON AQUARIUM
stand 48" x 18" Canopy 48" X 18" Must sell.
Used as a salt water aquarium. $500 obo
Call 352-538-2632. 11-20-3-10
STUDENT SELLING DIAMOND STUD
EARRINGS & LOOSE SOLITAIRE
DIAMONDS. Wholesale prices. Working for
international manufacturers. Call me at: 727-
a b i 44 0
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*I i For Sale
TAKE OVER NIGHTCLUB in downtown
G'ville. No investment reqd. Call 378-9739 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607 (813)872-0722. 11-17-1-10
ONLINE AUCTION MerryGro Farms
Includes tractors, semis, van trailers, thou-
sands of shipping carts and nursery wagons,
warehouse equipment, tools, supplies and
more. Details at www.westauction.com.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 Toll Free (888)393-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 11-17-1-10
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
SPECIAL BUILDING SALE..:"DON'T MISS
ITI" December delivery or deposit holds
till spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800. 40'x60'x16'
$12,800. Front end optional. Other sizes
available. Pioneer. (800)668-5422. 11-17-
i Motorcycles, Mopeds
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
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Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
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of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
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(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
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Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Hundreds off NEW 2006-
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New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW 67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
lll Motorcycles, Mopeds MI
2006 KAWASKI NINJA
1100 mi. $2,700
Email: email@example.com or call
Norman at 331-4559 or 392-1864 x 180.
HONDA ELITE 80 SCOOTER
Runs great. Only 2000 miles. Perfect for get-
ting around in Gainesville.
$600. Call Jared @ 941-284-7182. 11-
150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
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 0 LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
95 Dodge Neon $2999
93 Lincoln Continental $2999 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
87 Volvo $2999 352-338-1999,
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
97 Geo Metro $1299
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 12-6-72-12
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
NO PROBLEM. We finance & put you in the
car you want. Come to Gatormax at 12526
SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call us
at 352-495-9500 Visit www.gatormax.net
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
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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
.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 $1999.
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
Green machine for sale 1982 Ford F150 XL
work truck Over 100k miles gas guzzler no
AC but one hardy dependable truck w/topper
and lots of room inside. $1200 271-9268
NISSAN 240SX SE '96, 108k miles, sunroof,
CD, MP3, new KYB shocks, brakes and NGK
tune-up, good cond, $3400, OBO. 352-871-
SUBARU XT, '86 turbo, 4WD, 95k miles,
new tune up, sunroof, clean interior and
body, runs and drives great, $1300, OBO.
2001 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Automatic, power doors & windows, 4 door,
maroon, CD player, 4 cylinder. Never been
in a wreck. 62,400 miles. $7500/OBO. Call
Taira, 503_7l1_45QQ 12A4r_1')
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
VOLUNTEER YOUTH BASKETBALL
COACHES for the City of Gainesville youth
coed basketball and girls basketball leagues.
For info call Brian Shea 316-4757 12-4-
A 1 Help Wanted
the independent florida
FT ACCOUNTING CLERK
Experienced in invoicing and accounts
receivable management. Cash receipts
posting. Accounts payable entry and writ-
ing checks. Miscellaneous duties include
purchasing office supplies, spreadsheet
maintenance, answering phones. Experience
in QuickBooks and Excel desired. Modest
salary, good benefits and excellent working
environment. With resume, send cover letter
including salary requirements to: R. Pelham,
The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box
14257, Gainesville, FL 32604. FAX: 376-
4556. Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No
phone calls please. EOE
S the independent florida
Evening Newpaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at the Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experiencd
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
A one-year commitment is expected.
Please include references and availability
All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
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Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
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only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
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Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
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Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
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$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
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No experience necessary, training provided.
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Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
$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.
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Earn up to $12/hr. A ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for har-workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday-availablity)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
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FT and PT. Must be customer orieqtfd & de-
pendable. Call ourjobline at 1-888-463-1954
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needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW 13th 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
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
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any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
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$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
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24, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17,2006
M I Help Wanted
Now accepting applications
Apply at talian Gator Pizza
1728AW. UniversityAve. 11-17-20-14
WINDOW BLIND INSTALLER
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp hepful 352-339-4600 11-
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600
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.
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
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692-4472 OR 692-5597 11-30-19-14
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Don't deliver pizzas. Earn good money with
a job thaj-ou can do from almost anywhere.
Also, FREE $50 gift cards, grant-finding re-
sources, and more. 12-4-20-14
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work, and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
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Bento Cafe Hiring!
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Apply: Royal Park Theatre location. Exp pref
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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 od7 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
SUN SURGICAL SUPPLY
Part time WAREHOUSE WORK/DRIVER.
Must have' clean driving record. Drug Free
Workplace. Send resume to 302 NW 6th
Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 11-21-10-14
1 M 1 Help Wanted
Honey Baked Ham co. is now accepting ap-
plications for holiday employment positions.
Avail are: sales counter, cashiers, produc-
tion associates & sandwich prep. Apply in
person at 618 NW 60th St., 1 BIk E of the
Oaks Mall behind McDonalds 352-331-1253
FT Salary + Commission
Fax Resume to: 352-374-7293 11-22-10-14
No experience necessary. No weekends.
Excellent pay. Call 378-8252 11-27-10-14
$10 $15/hr, CAREGIVERS WANTED
Flexible hrs, plus benefits; visit www.hen
eshealthcareagency.citymax.com or call
352-331-1777 for more info. Ask for Hene.
wanted for active 19-month-old. 12-15 hours
a week. $8/hr, flexible schedule. References
and experience required. Call 281-7829 or e-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org 11-17-6-14
wanted PT possible FT, BA/BS in
Psychology & 1 yr commitment min
req. Will train in Psychological
test administration. Fax resume
to: CPANCF 352-371-1730
Local calling only. PT from your location.
Excellent commissions. Call Tom 4-5pm M-F,
Nanny/Housekeeper needed. Minimum 25
hours/week, $9/hr. Flex scheduling, must be
available Fris & Sats. Valid FL drivers license
mandatory, background check required,
non smoker. Fax resume to 352-338-1179
OLD FASHIONED SODA FOUNTAIN
M-W-F, 10am 3pm. T-Th 8:30am 4pm.
Wise's Drug Store 239 W. University Ave.
Apply with references. 11-17-5-14
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 12-6-16-14
Students Earn Extra $$$
No selling involved.
I Lost 40 Ibs in 2 months!
Free Sample Package
CHINESE RESTAURANT 352-871-5771
Delivery Drivers, Sushi Chefs and Cashiers.
Apply in person 5pm-9pm 5141 SW 91 Way
SALES REPS WANTED
Need 10 independent energetic-self-starters
for the lastesT & hottest item on the market
today. Current reps making over $1000/wk.
PT/FT. Call Joanna 386-226-3083 11-20-
Great Professional Sales Opportunity!!
Naylor, LLC is hiring FT sales profession-
als for Jan. training class. For more info
& to apply visit www.naylor.com or email
Classic Fare Catering, located on the UF
Campus is seeking banquet staff and super-
visors. Flexible hours, competitive pay, and
a great work environment. No experience
necessary, we will train. Apply in person at
the Classic Fare Catering Office located on
the first floor of the Reitz Union or apply on-
line at www.gatordining.com 11-20-5-14
Gators, Almost Gators, Ex-Gators,
Wannabe Gators and Even Non-Gators
for full or part time
Telephone Sales at Infinite Energy.
Salary plus commission.
Flexible day and night time hours.
Send resume to
Earn holiday, gas or rent money!
Call Center Operator
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is
looking for dedicated individuals to fill a part
time and full time position as Call Center
Operator. Position responsibilities will in-
clude answering telephones, data entry, and
other receptionist duties. The position will
require some evening hours as well as week-
ends. Interested applicants should complete
an application at LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers, 4039 West Newberry Road,
Gainesville, FL 32607, 224-1740 before
5 pm. Background check required. EOE/
Donor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is hir-
ing energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting blood and
platelet donors by phone and scheduling
appointments. The starting pay is 6.50
/hour with immediate earning potential up
to 11.50/hour. Evening and weekend hours
are required. Please fill out an application at
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039
Newberry Road, or call 224-1740 before
5 pm. Background check required. EOE/
$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
CHILDCARE IN MY HOME
Mon thru Fri, 1:45 5:30 pm. Driver's license
a must. Call 352-495-3964 11-21-5-14
BAY ISLANDS COFFEE
Now hiring for part-time help. Pay starts @
$9-12 per hour. Must be available 7am-noon
or noon-6pm, M-F. 352-258-5481 11-27-
HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED
Flexible hours. $7.50 to $9.00/hr. HEAVENLY
HAM MARKET CAFE 3832 Newberry Road.
Are you dissatisfied with your body? Would
you like to get into better shape? .The
Exercise Psychology Lab is looking for
female students who are interested in par-
ticipating in an exercise program designed
to improve physical appearance and body
image. Please contact exer.psych.lab@h
hp.ufl.edu to complete a short web based
questionnaire to determine study eligibility.
BARN HELP EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Cleaning stalls & feeding, mornings or week-
ends @ hunter jumper/crosscountry farm. 20
minutes from UF. Will trade for lessons. Call
THE BAGEL BAKERY
Now hiring. $6.75/hr for line workers. $8.00/
hr for bakers. Flexible schedules. Millhopper
location. Please call 384-9110 11-21-5-14
Area not-for-profit currently hiring FT & PT
positions. Great benefits, position provides
recreational, homemaking, & vocational in-
struction to people w/disabilities. Interested
applicants should email resumes to
Now hiring sandwich maker and cashier.
Some experience required. Work close to
campus. 352-336-5373 .11-21-5-14
English Conversation Partner needed.
4days a week 2 hours a day $10 hour
Please call 305-992-7171 or 305-609-2038
S Il Help Wanted
To create effective website.
Need wizard @ directory search traffic. Show
me. Sam 336-6333 11-28-7-14
CHILDCARE FOR 6 MONTH OLD
M-W noon till 4:30, TU 8am till noon, TH 6am
till 9am. Experience preferred. Will pay $7.00
per hour. For more info Call 786-859-6965 or
Help wanted for the serious hard working
and trustworthy. General labor, construction
labor, carpentry, or chainsaw work. $7-8/
hour. negotiable. 376-6183 11-17-2-14
Nanny/Light housekeeping M-Tu-W 8am-
5pm and Th 6am till noon OR live-in M-F.
Will pay $200.00/wk. Only experienced, non-
smokers may apply.. Please call 786-859-
6965. Spanish speaking ok. 11-20-3-14
Tech company looking for talented
JOURNALISM/GRAPHIC DESIGN *
students to work on newsletter. Send resume!
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
Like $$? Like basketball? Earn money of-
ficiating youth league basketball games.
Referees needed for the City of Gainesville
youth basketball league. For info call Brian
Shea 316-4757 12-4-10-14
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-
ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr-Bach. Desired
or successful exp. or training working w/
Hours required- M,T,Th,F-1:45-5:30, Wed-
12:30-5:30 PM DRUG TESTING REQUIRED
- BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED-
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
University Ave. 11-20-2-14
SUMMER JOBS starting at $220.00 per
week with room and board included. Work at
one of the University of Florida's four recre-
ational overnight camps located throughout
the state. Staff have no cabin responsibilities
and most weekends off. University of Florida
4-H Summer Staff are involved in teaching
canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE, & MATURE
persons to help lead these youth at these
facilities. Apply online at www.Florida4h.org
and click on 4-H Camps. EOE/AA -12-6-
Now Hiring for Spring Rush
Orange and Blue Textbooks is now taking
applications for Spring Textbook Rush. Good
people skills and register experience a plus.
Applications available at store, located at
309 NW 13th Street, across the street from
Krispy Kreme Donuts. 12-6-12-14
Wanted, Ice Skating Instructor,
to work at the Plaza Ice Palace, downtown
Gainesville. Rink is open Dec 7- Jan 1. 393-
$2,900 WEEKLY GUARANTEED! Address
letters for holiday cash. No experience nec-
essary. Free information. Start immediately!
Write: A&G Publications, 2370-G Hillcrest
Rd. #147-H, Mobile, AL 36695. 11-17-1-14
Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED DRIVERS for
Central Florida Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 years experience.
Call Bynum Transport for your opportunity
today. (800)741-7950. 11-17-1-14
DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE IT!
Solo, teams, owner operators, company
drivers, students, recent grads, regional,
dedicated, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be
21. CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778,
j m Help Wanted
We're raising pay for Florida regional driv-
ers! Home every weekend! Home during
the week! Solid weekly miles! 95% no touch!
Preplanned freight! $.43 per mile, home-
time, money & more! Heartland Express
AWESOME FIRST JOB!! Kay's Naturals,
12 new hires, Over 18, Travel USA! $500
sign-on! Cash Daily! No Experience
Necessary. Call Kay, today. (800)988-0650,
(877)KAYCREW, (602)421-3015. 11-17-
HENDRY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
in IMMOKALEE, FL. is RECRUITING FOR
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS (GREAT PAY
&,STATE BENEFITS) Contact Sgt. Barnhart
@ (239)867-2107/2108 or Apply on-line at
CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now Hiring OTR
& Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call Oakley
Transport, (877)882-6537. 11-17-1-14
Drivers -Car hauling career. GREAT HOME
TIME! Exceptional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A CDL exp. req.
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING (912)571-
9668 OR (866)413-3074. 11-17-1-14
TEAMS NEEDED. Home weekly. Class A-
CDL w/HAZMAT. TOP PAY & BENEFITS.
(800)428-0678. www.Armellini.com. 11-
Ivey Mechanical seeks plumbers, sheet met-
al journeyman & helpers. DeFuniak Springs
(850)892-2768, Graceville (850)263-0982,
Florida City (305)246-8411 & Moore Haven
(863)946-9166. Competitive pay/benefits.
DATA ENTRY! Work From Anywhere.
Flexible Hours. Personal Computer
Required. Excellent Career Opportunity.
Serious Inquiries Only (800)344-9636 Ext.
Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through
the government PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
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UF meets UCLA in Sweet 16
By RACHEL ROBINS
'- Alligator Writer
Ashlee Elliott resides in Corona,
Calif., less than an hour away from
And despite attending Bruins
games before coming to UF, the
freshman never considered UCLA
in the recruiting process.
"I have never been a fan of
UCLA," Elliott said. "I'm actually
anti-UCLA. When I was little, I
never pictured myself going to
Elliott will return home, as the
No. 16 UF soccer team (14-5-5) will
face second-seeded No. 3 UCLA
(19-3) tonight at 10 in the Round of
16 of the NCAA Championship.
The last time these two teams
met, UF won a 1-0 double over-
time decision in the 2001 NCAA
Championship quarterfinal at
This time, the Bruins will again
have the home-field advantage,
but Elliott promises a flood of or-
ange and blue at Drake Stadium.
"I went to the Final Four last
year for UCLA (and there were) no
more than 100 fans in the stands,"
Elliott said. "(My family and
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friends) are excited. They are get-
ting a whole bandwagon coming.
There are going to be more Gator
fans than UCLA fans."
The crowd might play a factor
in the game,
the pitch will
moves to the
time the Gators advanced this far,
they lost to Florida State 2-1 in the
quarterfinals in 2003 as a No. 3
seed. Coincidently, the Gators also
have a "three" by their name this
In the opening rounds of the
NCAAs, UF defeated Loyola 2-0
and Marquette 4-3 on penalty
The Bruins have advanced to
the championship game the past
two years, losing both times.
"I think the soccer world would
probably consider us an under-
dog," UF coach Becky Burleigh
said, "but I think for us as a team,
we feel after competing with
Portland, Florida State, (North and
South) Carolina, I think that we
feel comfortable competing at that
level of teams where UCLA is. It's
going to be a challenging match
against UCLA, but I don't think
its something out of our realm to
UCLAhas strolled to the Round
of 16. It routed Nevada-Las Vegas
in the first round 6-1 and Cal State
Fullerton 3-1 in the second round.
"They've got a ton of speed up
front with Danesha Adams, but
we have speed to match that,"
Burleigh said. "We can attack the
way we want to attack because we
will have a nice surface. It's a good
draw for us."
To win, the Gators will have to
improve one thing that has haunt-
ed them all season defense.
"We are going to have to
defend well as a team, which is
something we have focused on all
season but especially last week,"
The winner of the UF-UCLA
matchup plays the winner of first-
seeded Texas and the defending
NCAA champion, Portland.
UF has never faced Texas.
Portland tied UF 1-1 in double
overtime earlier this season in
Gainesville. Because the Pilots are
unseeded, they would have to re-
turn to Gainesville to play UF
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As the UF volleyball team
prepares for December's NCAA
Tournament, it's saying farewell
to the last remaining players
from its only national champi-
Defensive specialist Rhian
Da vis and opposite hitter
Stefanie Douglas, members
of the 2003 team that lost to
Southern Cal in the NCAA title
game, will be honored on senior
day before Sunday's 1:30 p.m.
match against Kenturky.
Friday night at 7, the No. 7
Gators (24-2, 17-1 Southeastern
Conference) will face Tennessee.
AUF win in either match would
clinch a solo SEC title.
Tennessee has- given the.
Gators trouble recently, defeat-
ing UF three times in their last
six matches bo'; the \olunteer.-
and Kentucky are still vying for
NCAA Tournament berths
"There's a lot on the line for
all three teams," UF coach Mary
Wise said. "We're trying to put
ourselves in the best position
possible at the end of the year,
prior to the (tournament) selec-
Since NCAA Regionals will
be held in Gainesville, Davis
and Douglas may have a chance
to advance to the Final Four un-
der the O'Connell Center lights
once again. In 2003, UF swept
Penn State at the O-Dome in the
regional final, an experience the
seniors said was one of the best
moments of their careers.
"This is silly, but I remem-
ber (middle blocker) Benavia
(enkins), because she was hurt,
just hobbled onto the court and
celebrated with us," she said.
"Just how excited everybody
was, I've never seen our team
But in 2004, UF lost four se-
/ niors and needed to rebuild.
"I came in at the peak and
then had to learn what it was
like to start over," Davis said.
"(Since then), it's been interest-
ing to watch these players grow
as individuals and volleyball
Davis -was a walk-on her
freshman year who later earned.
a scholarship and a significant
role on the team, averaging 2.83
digs per game this season.
"I've told her story in front
of a thousand (tryout) campers
the past few summers," Wise
said. "We didn't know who she
was until she
showed up in
iGators the O'Connell
S-4., / Center and just
with her work
But she'll most likely be
remembered. for sporting a
Mohawk in 2005. The abnormal
'do caused the Wisb Guys (UF
Volleyball fans' version of the
Rowdy Reptiles) to name her
Rufio after the. character in
"Hook" with the same haircut.
She said she's tempted to
bring the Mohawk back for se-
.nior night but isn't sure yet.
Douglas' collegiate career
has- been a tumultuous one,
as the natural middle blocker
played three different positions
while dealing with lingering
"No one could have blamed
her if she said enough was
enough and the pain she dealt
with in her knees was too
much," Wise said. "And yet she
gutted it out."
Now backing up opposite
hitter Amber McCray, Douglas
is practicing this week at full
capacity for the first time this
season. When the season ends,
both plan to stay an extra year
at UF to finish double majors.
Volleyball is a future possibil-
ity for both, but neither have
"I have a couple friends
who play overseas, old Gator-
alumni players, and they have
a good experience with that,"
Davis said. "I don't know if
Europe's what I'd like to do.
It would be fun, but I haven't
decided whether I want to roll
Bryan Jones and Jennifer LaBrie / Alligator Staff
PICKS, from.page 28
The Gender Bowl, a reality show set to air in December
on CoLours TV channel 9407 on the DISH Network
- pit.the best of what the NWFA has to offer against a team
The show depicts a group of men who tried out for a
football team, all along not knowing who they would play
against. On the day of the game, the men were told they.
would be facing a women's team made up of NFWA all-
stars. Though Lening would not divulge the result, she said
the teams were tied with 6 seconds left.
If only the Gators could be so lucky against Western
CaroliAia this week.
Onto the picks!
Sitting at the top with a 70-30 record is Dan "I'm beg-
going you, please make me an officer in the Gators volleyball
Facebook group" Treat, whose sexual preference has recent-
ly come into question due to his color coordination with one
man and love for another man's sweet singing voice.
Lagging in second place at 68-32 is the Romanian eat-
ing, speeding and hydroplaning machine Louis "Oh My!"
Anastasis, who spent'a night at an All-American Rejects
concert this week, screaming at a higher pitch than any 13-
year-old girl in his section.
Then he managed to drive like a teen-age girl right into a
guardrail on the way home. Apparently, his car was pissed
off at him for driving 6 hours to see the Rejects.
In third place and making .a late push at 64-36 is cell-
phone-Pac-Man addict Antonio "Do you know sign lan-
guage and morse code?" Gonzalez, whose final football
column will call out all every player on the UF roster, the
assistant coaches, the weight-room janitorial staff and the
Lincoln Financial cameramen.
Tied for dead-ass last place with a piss-poor record of
63-37 is Bryan "Where can I find a photo of Jarvis Moss
grabbing some ass?" Jones and Nick "Is it Tebow's ass?"
Zaccardi, who plan on hitting the bars after the game, ex-
cept Jones has to listen to 10 hours of voicemail from his
girlfriend and Zaccardi will head straight to his bunk in the
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UF MEN'S BASKETBALL
Gators learn from 29-point win
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Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF forward Al Horford gets fouled by Jacksonville forward Marcus
Allen while making a shot Thursday night.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
Nightmares may soon plague UF's opponents
after what junior forward Joakim Noah plans to do
to them during the games.
"We're trying to have a mystique about us,"
Noah said. "We want us to be a team that when
people look at us, (they say), 'Damn, how are we
going to beat those Gator boys? Those Gator boys
are'for real.' We want people to fear us when they
step on the basketball court. ... When they're at the
Hilton hotel chilling, like the night before, we want
teams to have a hard time going to sleep."
While Noah may never know if Jacksonville had
to count sheep before its game against the No. 1 UE
men's basketball team Thursday night, it might be
safe to say that the Dolphins will be a little restless
after their 90-61 defeat.
Junior Al Horford led UF in an unbelievable
offensive first half, in which the Gators shot 79.3
percent from the field. Horford sank his first seven
attempts and tallied 17 of UF's 56 points in the first
half. He finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and
two blocks for the game.
While some may have been shocked at Horford's
tenacity, Noah wasn't surprised by his teammate's
"You could see it right before the game in Al's
eyes," Noah said. "He was so ready to go. He's a
Noah was right behind his teammate with 16
points, several of which came off of alley-oop
dunks aided by passes from juniors Corey Brewer
and Taurean Green.
"We smacked them in the first half," Noah said.
But that is where the smackdown stopped
because the break killed UF's momentum and
Jacksonville outscored the Gators 41-34 in the sec-
"One of the things that was great for our bas-
ketball team tonight is there's not too many times
when you win by 25 to 30 points and you can learn
lessons," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "The second
half was a half where our basketball team was out-
worked. They were outhustled.
"I think so much surrounds our basketball team
about our talent level and how gifted we are and
how great we are. Here's a team with no much
physicality, not as much height, not as much depth,
and our team was totally outplayed the second
Even though the Gators scored 90 points, the
most of the season thus far, somehow the score
seemed to be a little bit of a letdown.
"One of the things that was great for our
basketball team tonight is there's not too
many times when you win by 25 to 30
points and you can learn lessons,"
UF men's basketball coach
"(Donovan) wanted us to score a lot of points, he
wanted to break records," Noah said. "But basket-
ball is not played in one half."
The Gators came out sloppy and found them-
selves on the low end of a Dolphins 11-3 run. Noah
said he was disappointed with how UF played in
the second half and acknowledged that the Gators
need to maintain a certain level of intensity.
"We have to realize that when we don't play on
edge and hungry, we could lose to a team half as
good," Noah said. "I have a feeling (Donovan) is
going to practice us hard tomorrow."
Undersized UF hopes to fix rebounding in time for tourney
Gators could face two ranked teams
By BRIAN STEELE
Even Carolyn Peck thinks the
Gators are nowhere close to where
they need to be.
That's what the UF coach said
in regards to boxing out and her
team's rebounding woes.
Ln both of th-Gators' losses this
season, including their exhibition
loss against Team adidas/Premier
Players, they have been out-
"The bottom line is we have to
box out," junior Depree Bowden
said. "We're short and we have
to go hit somebody. (We have to)
turn, face and actually hit some-
body and box them out. That's the
only way we're going to rebound
because everybody else is taller
than us. Everyone in the country
Rebounding will be even
more paramount this weekend
as the Gators (1-1) venture out to
Malibu, Calif., for the Timeout for
flV/Aids Classic at Pepperdine
University, where UF will face at
least one and potentially two
- ranked teams. The Gators will
battle No. 18 California on Friday
night, and then face the winner
of Pepperdine/No. 14 Rutgers on
While the Gators are easily one
of the youngest teams in the nation
with just two seniors and Bowden
as the lone junior, they'll actually
be against a similarly aged oppo-
nent. The Golden Bears surpris-
4 ingly feature
only two juniors
and two seniors.
team where the
1s even legally
Bowden drink alcohol
Marshae Dotsoh said it will be
exciting and interesting to play
another young team.
The similarities don't stop
there, though. Much like the
Gators, California relies on the
play of its sophomore class. Alexis
Gray-Lawson was the Pacific-10
Freshman of the Year last season
and scored 22 points in the Golden
Bears' debut against Saint Mary's.
But while Gray-Lawson has
left off where she started last year,
the same can't be said for Gators
standout sophomore Sha Brooks.
After being named Second Team
All-Southeastern Conference. her
freshman year, and being named
to the Dreseason All-SEC team this
year, Brooks has somewhat strug-
gled out of the gates. Although
she's had spurts of explosive
scoring, which led to much of her
success last year, she's averaging
just 9.5 points per game thus far.
Brooks averaged 13.7 points per
game last year.
"We can't really rely on one
- person," Brooks said. "Everybody
has to score. ... I'm not frustrated;
it happens. I get the shots, it's just a
matter of knocking them down."
One of the players who stepped
up to help Brooks has been fresh-
man point guard LaToya Bullard.
Even though Bullard still struggles
with a back injury, she has shown
flashes of why she was a highly
Bullard has played well enough
to take away minutes from senior
starter Kim Dye, Peck said.
"She's going to continue to
improve. :.. She does make a lot of
good things happen offensively,"
Peck said. "She even came down
(against Xavier) and pushed the
ball in transition and was able to
pull up for the jumper."
BCS chances hinge on Cal win, close Michigan-Ohio State game
ADVANCE, from page 28
Gators fits in Tallahassee. Not so anymore,
as the 5-5 Seminoles are one of the worst
FSU teams in decades.
No matter how you look at it, Western
Carolina will be a major hit in UF's No.
9 computer ranking that factors as one-
third of the BCS formula. And for this,
the Gators are paying the Catamounts
$425,000. UF would actually be better off
not playing Saturday.
"Early in the year is when you like to
play these games so you can get the young
guys some playing time," Meyer said. "I
think it's difficult to play them at this time
The NCAA did not approve the addi-
tion of a 12th game until April 28, 2005,
only giving the Gators so many options.
Regardless, Southern California
- which has leapfrogged the Gators into
the No. 3 BCS spot probably must lose
another game to offset UF's weakened
strength of schedule. The Trojans must still
play California (on Saturday),
Notre Dame and UCLA all
challenging opponents. Also,
Foo all "if USC wins this weekend
but loses to the Fighting Irish
next week, Notre Dame will
likely jump the Gators.
Then there's Saturday's much-publi-
cized battle of No. 1 versus No. 2 Ohio
State against Michigan. UF must root
against a close game so the BCS.doesn't
lobby for a rematch in the national cham-
The Gators' saving grace could be
Arkansas. If it can (No. 7 BCS) can get by
Mississippi State and LSU, UF could play a
top-5 team in the SEC title game.
"I think, at the end of the day, the
winner of the SEC Championship will be
playing for the national championship,"
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But the National Women's Football
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en seasons, ballooning to more than
The tackle football league's expan-
sion includes Gainesville, where the
team slated to begin play in 2007 con-
tinues its open tryouts on Dec. 9.
At Northeast Park, 400 N.E. 16th
Ave., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., women
will get down and dirty.
About 15 women tried out in a
recent session, with 20 more standing
on the sidelines, perusing the play to
see if they want in.
Debby Lening, vice president of
the league, believes her teams are
for real. But can they hang with UF's
opponent this week, Division I-AA
"I think the women could beat
them," Lening said. "We've got some
real players in our league."
She's also called out Gators kicker'
Chris Hetland, who has made 3-of-10
field goals this year.
As the Gainesville franchise looks
for a kicker, it will expect somebody
who can make a 30-yard field goal.
"I don't think she could be worse,"
Lening said. "I think she would be
better than that. We'll take on any-
Anybody including Big Brother
- the NFL.
"One year we had the SupHer
Bowl," said Lening, referring to the
league's championship game. "The
NFL did not like it. We can't do that
They're taking on men's football
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Victory won't help UF's BCS standing
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Just how overmatched is Western
Of the 50 major college football games on
the Saturday docket, the Western Carolina-
UF game was the last one to receive a opyrighted Material
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This is terrible news for Gators fans hop-.
ing for a trip to the national championship
game in Glendale, Ariz.
"We just have to win our 10th
game. And if someone wants to
take a shot at the schedule, have
fun doing that. I'd compare it to
UF football coach
Now No. 4 in the Bowl Championship
Series, UF could plummet in the standings
after playing a Division I-AA team that
has lost eight consecutive games. Included
in the losing streak is a 35-7 thrashing by
the powerhouse that is Wofford and a
31-9 home embarrassment at the hands
of mighty Appalachian State. Western
Carolina is ranked No. 206 out; of 241
Division I teams in the Sagarin computer
"Is it a major hit in the computers? I
don't know," UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"We just have to win our 10th game. And if
someone wants to take a shot at the sched-
ule, have fun doing that. I'd compare it to
It used to be impressive, anyway. Prior
to the season,you couldn't blame UF for
scheduling the Catamounts.
Once upon a time, the Gators were star-
ing down a four-game gauntlet that was
supposed to feature four top-25 teams
- Alabama, LSU, Auburn and Georgia. But
neither Alabama nor Georgia was ranked
when UF played them, and both have suf-
fered abysmal seasons. If nothing else, UF
thought it could count on Florida State, a
perennial rival that has always given the
SEE ADVANCE, PAGE 27
Meyer '90 percent' certain Siler won't play
* FRESHMAN BRANDON
SPIKES WILL START.
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
UF linebacker Brandon Siler
will not start and probably will
not play at all Saturday against
Western Carolina, Coach Urban
Meyer said Thursday.
"I would say 90 percent he is
not going to play," Meyer said.
"It would be an emergency situ-
Brandon Spikes will start in his
Siler partially tore his MCL
in his left knee at practice last
Wednesday. He attempted to
play against South__CarQlina,
but was pulled during the game
after Meyer decided he wasn't
fit to play.
UF hopes to have Siler back
for the Florida State game next
The Gators will also be with-
out defensive end Jarvis Moss,.
who is suspended for the game
for an undisclosed violation of
Freshman defensive end
Jermaine Cunningham likely
won't start, but he should get
a lot of playing time in Moss's
be a game-
Dustin Doe will start if Everett
PHASES OF FAYSON: Meyer said
he would like to get freshman
receiver Jarred Fayson involved
more this week, and maybe even
give him some time at quarter-
"We'll get him a few reps at
some quarterback," Meyer said.
-'"e --L. -e i tangid up oft-and-
on the entire year. He's getting
pretty healthy now, so I'd like
to see him play a little bit."
Fayson is the Gators' emer-
gency quarterback, but he has
yet to attempt a pass at UF.
NELSON HONORED: Safety Reggie
Nelson has been named one
of five finalists for the Bronko
Nagurski Trophy, annually
awarded to the nation's premier
West Virginia 45
NCAA men's basketball
Michigan State 63
2001: UF's Steve Spurrier coaches his final
game against Florida State, winning the
home game 37-13. The Gators appeared
bound for the national title game but lost to
Tennessee 34-32 in their next contest.
Today's question: Which UF freshman do you Percent(votes)
most look forward to watching on Saturday? Nelson 58% (197)
(Cast your vote on alligatorSports.org.) Siler 25% (85)
Thursday's question: Which defensive player Moss 6% (20)
can UF least afford to lose this season? Smith 6%(20)
SEverett 5% (18)
(See right for results.) 340 TOTAL VOTES
I UF senior receiver
Dallas Baker and the
rest of his class have
just one more home
game left. The Gators
host Western Carolina
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Touted senior class hopes to replace turmoil with championships
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
While most of the team was jumping
with excitement following the Gators' last-
second victory against South Carolina on
Saturday, seniors Dallas Baker and Steven
Harris embraced, fell to their knees and
wept, as if immune to the celebration raging
on around them.
"You kind of lose control of yourself in
those emotional times, and I think Steve
Harris and Dallas Baker after that game
- that's not phony stuff," Coach Urban
For Baker, Harris, Ray McDonald and the
rest of UF's senior class, the last four years
have been a series of ups and downs an
emotional seesaw atypical of a group of
football players at UF.
"There's probably not a senior class in
the country that has been through as much
as this senior class," Meyer said.
Most came to the school with dreams of
continued success, but they all found them-
selves trapped in a freefall to failure and
But under new guidance and a swift
change of attitude, this senior class is at-
tempting to erase the painful memories of
the past and rebuild the glory days of UF
As Senior Day approaches this weekend,
a refocused group of seniors will play their
last game in the Swamp, but they know
their work at UF is anything but over.
"I believe that's a real sign of a team that
really wants to win and a team that won't be
denied," McDonald said. "No matter what
happens through the course of a game, you
know that seniors like that are going to fight
for the win. We didn't have that in the past
since we got here."
NOT SO HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Like most UF football players, they en-
tered the school as superstars high school
phenoms seemingly on top of the world.
Many anticipated college as a steppingstone
to the NFL.
"When you come to college if any col-
lege player disagrees, then I have to judge
his character the first thing on your mind
is, 'One day I will be able to take care of my
family by playing in the NFL,'" Baker said.
But they were all recruited by former UF
coach Ron Zook with the promise of contin-
Coming to a program as successful as UF,
they expected to win.
In the 12 years under Steve Spurrier
before Zook took over in 2002, the Gators
amassed six Southeastern Conference titles
and a national championship, finishing
each season ranked in the top 15.
Zook knew a foundation for suc-
cess was in place, and he ferociously re-
cruited players from all over the country.
In 2002, Zook held together a patchwork
recruiting class that began under Spurrier.
Still that class included DeShawn Wynn,
Reggie Lewis, Ray MiDonald, Jemalle
Cornelius, Kenneth Tookes, Steven Harris
and Tremaine McCollum.
In 2003, Zook found his Golden Boy.
The No. 1 player in the nation, accord-
ing to ESPN, quarterback Chris Leak had
set national passing records in high school.
He signed with the Gators, vowing to win
a national championship, and he convinced
several other top recruits to hop on board.
The Gators compiled a class of play-
ers that was heralded by most recruiting.
experts as the top recruiting class in the
Four years later, those players are still
searching for a championship ring.
THE FALL FROM GREATNESS
For Gators fans, it was the collapse of a
dynasty, and this current senior class found
itself at the forefront of it all.
When Spurrier stepped down in 2001,
the Gators had just finished a 10-2 season in
which they had come up just short of play-
ing for a national championship.
But in Zook's first season, UF managed
to win just eight games, its fewest total since
the pre-Spurrier days.
"A lot of guys who were here winning
left early and stuff like that," Harris said.
"You really had no one to look to. If you
don't have anybody to lead you, you don't
really know what to do. You're acting like a
chicken with your head cut off."
In 2003, despite Leak emerging as a
freshman sensation, the Gators finished
with a repeat of the 8-5 season from the
By Zook's third year in 2004, the Gator
Nation was demanding results, and the
negativity began to weigh on the players.
"It took a big toll on us," Harris said. "It
was hard losing. And everybody started
pointing fingers and stuff like that, and
going our own separate ways. We weren't
really a team. We weren't together as a unit.
That is probably a big factor as to why we
were losing so much. It hurt to lose."
But after a controversial loss to
Tennessee,-UF's season and Zook's future
with the team began unraveling.
Baker blamed himself for the loss after he
received a personal foul penalty that helped
the Volunteers drive down the field for a
game-winning field goal.
Baker thought about giving up.
"It made me feel bad because I was al-
ready beating myself up," Baker admitted
last year. "I thought I lost the game by my-
self. I think I was harder on myself because
that is something that any player, even if
you're not coached that well, you should be
able to stop yourself from doing that."
The tough losses didn't stop there.
The Gators blew a late lead against LSU
three weeks later, falling at home 24-21.
But the most crushing loss would come
two weeks after that.
Unable to stop Mississippi State's Jerious
Norwood, who rushed for 174 yards, the
Gators were shocked by the Bulldogs 38-31.
Two days later, Zook was fired.
TURNING IT AROUND
When Meyer took over the reins of the
team in 2005, he was disgusted with the at-
titude of the team on and off the field.
It was a selfish team that lacked leader-
"You get away from home and you start
to see the freedom, so you start to make a.
couple of mistakes," Baker said. "You don't
take advantage of being at a top university
like this, and once you look back, it's too
late. So really, that's what we're basically
trying to eliminate around here."
But for players like Baker and Harris, it
wasn't too late.
Baker, who never dreamed of earning
a. college degree two years ago, is set to
graduate by the end of this semester.
Harris, who has been having constant
off-field problems, particularly trying to
deal with raising three children to two
different mothers out of wedlock, has also
turned his life around, according to Meyer.
He will also graduate.
"Coach Meyer came in and taught us
how to be accountable for one another and
taught us how to do things as a unit and do
things together to be a better team," Harris
In fact, almost every senior on UF's ros-
ter has turned his career around in the last
UF quarterback Chris Leak points at the
line against Louisiana Tech in 2005.
two seasons under Meyer.
Running back DeShawn Wynn, a notori-
ous underachiever, earned his starting spot
on the practice field and has been UF's most
impressive tailback this season.
Reggie Lewis converted from the wide
receiver position and is now starting at
Corner Tremaine McCollum, a career
benchwarmer, is now UF's primary nickel
Center Steve Rissler, who was served as
Mike Degory's backup for the last three sea-
sons, is now the unquestioned leader of the
The list goes on.
"I'm proud of them," Zook said. "I talk
to some of them, but not every day. Coach
Meyer and his staff have done a great job,
and I am glad to see they're able to do the
things that we talked about when we re-
cruited them. I am rooting for them."
Meyer made it clear that for the Gators to
achieve success, the upperclassmen needed
to be leaders.
"I think the attitude has changed because
we've been together for the last four to five
years," Baker said. "And with Coach Meyer
pushing us, telling us that the seniors need
to become leaders and help this team out, I
think now everybody is starting to listen to
what he's saying."
"We're like one," Harris said. "We hang
together all the time. We laugh together. We
cry together. We do everything together.
We're like one big family."
ONE LAST CHANCE
After four years of high. expectations,
flashes of brilliance and misery of defeat,
the senior class is determined to make its
mark once and for all.
The Gators have already clinched a
spot in the SEC title game for the first
time since 2000 and at No. 4 in the Bowl
Championship Series standings, a national
championship is not yet out of the question
For this senior class, all it takes to erase
the painful memories of the past is one good
stretch run and a ring or two.
"There's a lot of pressure on us," Harris
said. "I feel like there is a lot of pressure on
me, too, because it's my last year and I've
never won anything. So I wanna try to go
out and win everything.".
So when Baker and Harris embraced and
let their emotions go last Saturday, Meyer
was anything but surprised.
"That's a lot of emotions building up
over the last four to five years," Meyer said.
A lot of dreams crashed and burned. And
now maybe those dreams are still alive."
Top left: UF senior wide receiver Dallas Bak-
er tips a Chris Leak pass to himself for a
21-yard touchdown reception in the fourth
quarter of the Gators' 28-13 win against
Alabama on Sep. 30 at the Swamp.
Left: UF seniors DeShawn Wynn (left) and
Ray McDonald run out of the tunnel before
last Saturday's South Carolina game.
Catamounts amount to a crippling opponent for BCS voters, computers
W hy the heck are the Gators playing Western
And why at this time of the season?
Believe it or not, there are actually some reasonable
explanations as to why UF scheduled to play one of the
worst teams in Division I-AA on Saturday.
And as you might expect, there are also some greedy,
stupid reasons behind the 2-8 Catamounts' visit to the
The Gators, like every other team in Division I-A,
didn't know they would need an extra game this season
until April 28, 2005, when the NCAA approved a 12th
regular-season game but didn't add an extra week to the
Schools scrambled to find opponents, and apparently
UF didn't scramble fast enough.
Senior associate athletics director Greg McGarity said
the University Athletic Association sent out e-mails and
letters to schools across the coun-
try asking if they wanted to play.
McGarity said colleges like
Middle Tennessee State, North
Texas, Arkansas State, Florida
Atlantic and Florida International
were among many the Gators
Antonio tried to host, but all already had
Going Going Gonzo "We had interests in the whole
firstname.lastname@example.org college football world," McGarity
said. "Even top programs. With
the short time we had, there
wasn't much out there."
The main problem was that UF's schedule was al-
ready made. And Nov. 18 was the only open weekend
other than the week between Auburn and Georgia.
Struggling to find an opponent, the Gators were left
with pathetic Western Carolina.
McGarity said money wasn't an issue and that UF was
willing to pay well above the $425,000 it is dishing out to
But, in reality, money is the primary issue.
The Gators take in more than $2 million for every
home game, so they never considered playing on the
"Playing away was never an option," McGarity said.
"We must have seven home games to balance the bud-
I can understand that to some degree. The entire UAA
depends on football money.
But while balancing the budget might keep the UAA
afloat, it's going to kill the Gators' hopes of a national title
this season unless Southern Cal and Notre Dame each
lose the next two weekends.
It doesn't matter if UF defeats Western Carolina by 100
- the Catamounts will degrade the Gators' computer
rankings, which is one-third of the BCSformula.
UF had an opportunity to play a Division I-A school.
UAB offered to play two games in Gainesville for one UF
trip to Birmingham during the next several years. But that
would have cost the UAA money, so it declined.
In April 2005, a game against Western Carolina must
have seemed liked an afterthought.
But a weak year for the Southeastern Conference and
the Gators' regular-season schedule will likely finish
featuring just two ranked opponents, unless Georgia can
somehow crawl into the top 25.
Now it's November 2006, and UF is in the thick of the
national title race. Should the Gators win out and miss
the championship game, they will only have themselves
But at least they'll have a little extra money in their
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