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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 64 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
Bageland booted after 30 years
THE LONGTIME, CLOSE-TO-CAMPUS
7- Ito pay more
BUSINESS WILL BE OUT BY DECEMBER. to more
By JOANNA BLAZ
Alligator Contributing Writer
Bageland will serve its last bagels and brew
its last cup of coffee next month.
The local cafe, which has been in business for By EVAN DREXLER
more than 30 years, has been asked to leave by Alligator Contributing Writer
AM _building owner Goerings Book Store.
"When we first moved in we thought there Students returning to Gainesville from
would be a nice mix of customers, but there is Thanksgiving break will find that the price
no connection between the two stores," said Tom of movie tickets has gone up at two local
Rider, co-owner of Goerings. "Their customers theaters.
are not our customers." On Friday, Regal Butler Plaza Cinemas
Rider asked Bageland to leave because of a will raise the price of student tickets from
lack of profit and will not let them resign the $7 to $7.50.
lease for their part of the building, which they Matinee showings of mov-
share with the bookstore. Student ies will also end, at 3 p.m. in-
"At first it was a shock," said Malay Thimon, Life stead of 6 p.m., and prices for
general manager of Bageland, who says she only matinee showom will increase
got three weeks notice to leave. "We've been part Regal Royal Park Stadium 16 on West
Regal Royal Park Stadium 16 on West
of the community for all these years." University Avenue is expected to make
Bageland has become a favorite hangout and similar changes in its pricing.
peaceful study place for many UF students, pro- Both theaters are owned by the parent
fessors and other local residents. corporation, Regal Entertainment Group.
Bageland's convenient hours and affordable Managers at the theaters declined to
prices made it appealing to a wide range of comment, citing corporate policy on speak-
customers. ing to the media, and Regal Entertainment
"I came here as a kid," said SFCC student Group did not return phone calls seeking
Duncan Niederlitz, who has been a Bageland comment.
Customer for more than 15 years. Political science junior Jordan Finley
Although Bageland has a location at said if the company feels it can make more
Thornebrook Village that will remain open, money, it might as well raise prices.
many UF students enjoyed the convenience of money" he said. "They have to put food on
a" the location dose to campus. the table, too."
"It's easy to come in between classes," said But Brent Dixon, a philosophy junior,
Emma Knight, a UF sociology major. "It's said he doesn't agree with the price hikes.
Marvin Halelamien lligato quiet." "Students don't have the funds," he
Rider plans to bring in Sweet Dreams, an ice said.
David Powell, a longtime Bageland patron, eats a bagel Monday as
manager Malay Thimon talks to a customer about the cafe's closing. SEE BAGELAND, PAGE 5
Faculty push for 'minus' grades at Student Senate meeting
By JESSICA DaSILVA
UF faculty members are mak-
ing a push to bring "minus"
grades to the university by Spring
- a change promoted by one UF
administrator in an address to the
Student Senate on Tuesday night.
Faculty Senate Chairwoman
Danaya Wright explained to stu-
dent lawmakers why faculty mem-
bers favor incorporating minus
grades into UF's grading system.
The Faculty Senate is due to vote
on the issue Dec. 14, and minus
grades could go into effect by Fall
"Everybody wants higher
grades," Wright said. "You get
the grades you deserve. If we had
we'd be able to
grade you more
if minus grades
into the grading
averages would either re-
main the same or change very
little. Additionally, past grades
would not be altered to reflect the
With the new scale, an A-minus
would be worth a 3.67, and a B-mi-
nus would be a 3.0.
Only four other public uni-
versities in Florida don't use the
minus grading system, including
Florida State University and the
University of Central Florida. New
College doesn't give grades, while
Florida A&M University is also
trying to institute the same minus
Wright said 11 of UF's 16 colleges
are in favor of the new scale, but the
colleges of medicine, pharmacy and
veterinarian medicine oppose the
SEE GRADES, PAGE 5
HIV epidemic totals 39.5 million
An estimated 39.5 million people are now liv-
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rates and deaths from the disease continue to
mount, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Some 2.9 million people have died this year
from AIDS-related illnesses, and 4.3 more mil-
lion were infected with HIV, according to a U.N.
-report. The disease's spread was most notable in
East Asia, eastern Europe and Central Asia.
"This year's report gives us real cause for con-
cern," UNAIDS chief Peter Piot said.
I Volunteers from
The Rock church
gave away lunch
on the Plaza of
the Americas and
to their homes for
See story pg. 4.
i UF forward
Joakim Noah was
benched for much
of the first half
not playing at full,
The Gators still de-
feated Prairie View
See story, pg. 16.
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
UAA to retire irreparable mascot Ollie the alligator
* STAFF DECIDED TO LET
ALBERT, ALBERTA SHINE.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
In the dilemma over repairing
Ollie Gator, the inflatable mascot
at women's volleyball and basket-
ball games, the University Athletic
Association has decided to "move in
a different direction."
For Ollie, it's toward the bright
end of the tunnel.
Martin Salamone, marketing
director for the University Athletic
Association, said the UAA has no
plans to restore Ollie, who first ap-
peared on UF's sidelines about 10
Ollie is admired by fans for
his spunk. He adds pizzazz to the
games with stunts like standing on
his head and popping his limbs in
The motor-powered Ollie suit
malfunctioned before the preseason
basketball show Midnight Madness
on Oct. 13, and the problems proved
too severe to repair.
Amber Kosinsky, UF's coordi-
nator for mascots and the Dazzler
dance team, said a new suit would
cost about $3,600.
But money wasn't the issue.
Salamone said the UAA staff con-
cluded that Ollie wasn't a necessary
Spotlight on the of the Spirit
and Alberta should be the bread and
butter of the program," Salamone
said. "Its important that we high-
light and showcase them."
Mark Lowery, a UF graduate
of 1990, is sad to see the audacious
When Lowery read about
Ollie's injuries, he sent out e-mails
to friends and co-workers to raise
money for the repairs. Lowery
planned to solicit money from fel-
low Gator alumni and from the
Jacksonville-based contractor The
Stellar Group, where he works.
He had raised $1,000 when he
contacted the UAA last week, but
they declined the money.
As UF loses Ollie, it erases the
mark that Lowery left at UF. He
won the contest to name the mascot
Lowery submitted the name
"Ollie Gator," which sounds like
"alligator" when repeated fast.
SHe was surprised to receive a
phone call from UF telling him he
won. The school presented him
with a plaque for coining the name,
tickets to the FSU-UF game that year
and a Steve Spurrier-autographed
"For a guy who went to school
there and graduated there and had
a lot of good memories there, it's
always interesting to have a legacy,"
Lowery still clings to the hope
that Ollie will be revived. His offer
to fund a new suit stands.
"There's a lot of people interested
in bringing him back," Lowery said.
Gators step to reach favorite cities without leaving town
Gators step to reach favorite cities without leaving town
By JULIA SMITH
Alligator Contributing Writer
The Gators on the Go program keeps
Gators walking for their health by helping
them get to their favorite destinations hy-
pothetically, at least.
The Web-based exercise program allows
each participant to pick a goal city and then
calculates the number of steps needed to get
to that city.
Participants can use the program to track
the number of steps they take each day in
doing things like exercising or walking from
class to class.
This year's Gators on the Go program
started Sept. 20, with about 300 students, fac-
ulty and staff registered.
About 100 of those participants are expect-
ed to reach their goal city and complete the
program, said Cher Harris, the outreach edu-
national programs coordinator for the College
of Health and Human Performance.
Harris developed Gators on the Go in 2004
with Rick Ford, a computer programmer with
This year's kickoff event, on Sept. 26, had
more participants than any of Gators on the
Go event thus far.
This semester's program, which ends Dec.
6, was divided into four quarters, and at the
end of each quarter, participants who con-
sistently reach their goals are entered into a
drawing for incentive prizes.
In April 2003, Gainesville was given the
first and only Gold Well City, USA Award, by
the Wellness Councils of America, making it
the healthiest city in America, Harris said.
Gators on the Go was created to maintain
the standards set by the award and continue
efforts to be the healthiest city in America,
Gators on the Go is part of the Healthy
"It sounded like a good opportu-
nity to get a little recognition for
Gators 2010 coalition, which provides various
health opportunities for UF students, faculty
and staff on its Web site.
"The Web site is kind of like a one-stop
shop for all the health resources on campus,"
Harris said. "All (participants) need is a
GatorLink usemame and password."
Another function of the Web site is that
participants receive immediate feedback from
tracking their steps, which will hopefully
motivate them to keep up with the program,
While walking is the most popular form of
exercise for participants in Gators on the Go,
participants can use any activity toward meet-
ing their goal numbers.
Participants can enter the exercise they did
into the step calculator on the Web site, and it
will tell them how many steps they took do-
Al Holt, senior systems programmer at the
College of Journalism and Communications,
Holt found out about the program from
a co-worker in Spring 2005 and decided to
"It sounded like a good opportunity to get
a little recognition for some exercise," he said.
This semester Holt is walking to Key West
with the program, and since Sept. 20 he has
logged in 250,292 steps, which is 35 percent
of his goal.
"When you are keeping track of the activity
that you do and you know that other people
are there to encourage you and applaud your
effort, that keeps you going," Holt said.
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4, ALLIGATOR n WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
UF names lab for
killed while biking
By LYNDSEY LEWIS
Alligator Staff Writer
An on-campus research lab was recently named to honor
the memory of McNair Bostick, a UF graduate student who
worked at the lab before he was killed in August.
Room 288 of Frazier Rogers Hall was dedicated Friday as
the McNair Bostick Simulation Lab. Bostick, a doctoral student
in UF's agricultural and biological engineering department,
was killed after being struck by a car as he biked on the shoul-
der of Williston Road.
"Basically, he was a friend to everybody," said Jawoo Koo,
a UF graduate student who befriended Bostick in the lab.
Bostick's friends and colleagues "wanted to remember him
forever," Koo said.
James Jones, a distinguished UF professor who mentored
Bostick, wrote a letter to an administrator asking for permis-
sion to name the room.
"He was one of the most promising students in our depart-
ment and had a bright career ahead of him,"
.; Jones wrote in his letter. "He was the heart
and soul of the lab over the last four years."
UF President Bernie Machen granted per-
mission to name the lab, which now bears a
.' plaque featuring Bostick's face outside the
Bostick Koo said he hopes the plaque will help
Bostick's 1-year-old son, Luca, to remember
"When he comes back to the university in the future, he will
see his daddy's face," Koo said.
Bostick's wife, Carmen Valero-Aracama, said the dedication
came as a surprise to her.
"I didn't even know that it was going to be named until re-
cently," she said. "For me and my family, it was a big surprise
and a big honor."
Valero-Aracama said the newly named lab, whose research-
ers mostly focus on crop modeling, makes for a good way to
honor her husband.
"He was a very involved student with everything in the lab
with his. colleagues," she said, "and I think (the dedication)
Since Bostick's death, several efforts have been coordinated
to honor his memory. Several trees were planted in his name
around campus, and a collection of notes and e-mails about
Bostick has been posted online at http://mcnair.agen.ufl.edu/
"I am so sorry to hear about the death of McNair Bostick,"
wrote James Hansen, who works at Columbia University, on
the Web site. "The loss of someone about to start making their
contribution to the world through their profession is tragic."
Bruce Capin leads his tai chi class in a "Eagle Claw" sequence during his session Tuesday morning
at Hillel. Capin was helping the class, which meets twice weekly, to prepare for its final exam.
Time-strapped Gators opt for flight
By DREW HARWELL
While other UF students have
been scrambling to finish schoolwork
before they skip town, Scott Stewart
has been putting up Christmas lights
about 800 miles away.
The economics senior, who flew to
his family's Memphis home Sunday
from Gainesville Regional Airport, is
one of the many students taking part
in the annual exodus from campus
during Thanksgiving break.
Stewart chose not to make the 10-
hour drive because he said the break
is not long enough to justify so much
time on the road. His flight took only
two hours. Most of his friends travel-
ing out of the state are also flying.
Stewart said he chose to fly out of
the local airport because of its conve-
"I like that it's dose," said Stewart.
"I don't have to drive far, and typically
I can get a pretty good rate."
Compared to other, larger airports
used by students ones like Tampa
International Airport and Orlando
International Airport GRA is closer
but more expensive. It lacks the luxu-
ries of larger airports, such as covered
parking or shuttle service.
Michelle Danisovszky, spokes-
woman for Gainesville Regional
Airport, said GRA
Around has 28 flights a day
Ga n~ SVISle this week, compared
to the hundreds at
busier airports in the state.
Travelers out of the small airport
also pay higher prices. According to
travel Web site Orbitz.com, one-stop
flights to New York from GRA were
about twice as expensive as direct trips
from Tampa International Airport.
But the Gainesville airport has
its strong points. It's only about six
miles from campus. The next closest
terminal is Ocala International Airport
- about 40 miles from Gainesville.
Also, to entice travelers, GRA of-
fered morning fliers a free breakfast
today and Tuesday.
Danisovszky said Thanksgiving
is the airport's busiest time of the
year, and most flights are full. The
day before and the Sunday after
Thanksgiving are the busiest days.
She said most travelers consider
flying much more now due to con-
stantly changing gas prices.
Due to Homeland Security
regulations, travelers can't bring
presents that are already wrapped.
Danisovszky advised travelers to
wrap presents when they arrive at
their destination. She also advised
travelers to come to the airport an
hour in advance.
Danisovszky said she won't be
braving the busy air terminals, how-
ever. She's driving to South Florida to
see her family.
Christians' plaza lunch a preview for Thanksgiving dinner
By JESSICA PALOMBO
Alligator Contributing Writer
Volunteers from The Rock of Gainesville
church served more than .1,000 free
Thanksgiving lunches to students Tuesday on
the Plaza of the Americas.
Orange-and-blue-draped tables adorned
the north end of the plaza, while the Hare
Krishnas sold $3 lunches nearby to a line
shorter than usual.
Erick Bravo, a business administration ju-
nior, was crossing the plaza to visit financial
services when he noticed the free lunch setup.
"I was going to get Hare Krishna lunch,
and then I saw this," he said. "I definitely en-
joyed this better than Krishna food."
The event targeted international students
who might not have anywhere to eat on
Thanksgiving. Several church families at-
tended in hopes of offering their homes to
those wishing to experience an American
"We're out here just lovin' students,
showing them the practical love of Jesus, riot
screaming and yelling and shoving it down
their throats," said The Rock's senior pastor,
Brantley said three students accepted his
invitation to eat at his house, bringing the total
number of expected guests close to 30.
Leah Winter, a Rock volunteer, said church
members would gladly discuss the Gospel
with students, but preaching was not their
main goal in coming to campus.
"I think they're leery of a free meal," she
said of students, "but we have no hidden
agenda. We love you."
Volunteers were on campus at about 10 a.m.
to hand out meal tickets to students walking to
class. Tickets were not required to receive food
but were a way to advertise, she said.
"I think they're leery of a free
meal, but we have no hidden
agenda. We love you."
The Rock volunteer
About 80 volunteers helped serve meals
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until the food ran
out, she said. At noon, 850 meals had been
"Everybody seems to appreciate it," she
Among those eating the free food were
international students Suzanne Brume, of
Nigeria, and Anu Anantharatnaram and
Saurabh Wagh, both of India.
They said they all had plans to eat
Thanksgiving dinner with American friends'
The Rock of Gainesville is an independent
Christian church that prides itself on its multi-
racial congregation, Winter said.
"We have 39 nations in our church family,"
The lunch, catered by Hill's Bar-B-Q, in-
cluded traditional staples like baked turkey,
mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole and
"We wanted to bless these students who
couldn't get home today," Winter said.
"You've got to eat."
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 5
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Shivani Patel, a member of the Animal Activists of Alachua, dons a turkey costume to hand
out vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes. Patel wore a sign that read, "Hug me don't eat me."
By CHANTELLE TOUSEK
Alligator Contributing Writer
Ronnie Wilson begins his day
waiting behind the counter of the
shelter for a free bar of Zest soap.
He strolls around downtown
Gainesville and scrapes together
enough change for bus fare.
"I can't hang out downtown
anymore because there is too much
security now," he said. "On the re-
ally cold days I think I'll just be at
The Oaks Mall where it's warm."
Without help, Wilson has no
hangout, no job and no soap.
But he will have a full belly on
St. Francis House, a local home-
less shelter and soup kitchen, will
provide a traditional Thanksgiving
meal on Thursday..
"This one day for Thanksgiving
makes a difference in someone's
life," said Kent Vann, executive di-
rector of St. Francis House.
Vann said the event wouldn't be
possible without all the help from
volunteers. Only three staff mem-
bers are helping with the festivities,
but every year the shelter gets about
200 volunteers that come in and of-
fer their time.
For the past four years, Vann has
seen many of the same volunteers
come and help out.
"These people give up their
Thanksgiving for others," he said.
"They are here for the right reason."
The shelter welcomes anyone
who needs a fneal of turkey, pota-
toes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and
"I can't hang out downtown
anymore because there is
too much security now."
The St. Francis House holds 35
people each night and 60 more if it
Thomas Cronk is a staff mem-
ber at St. Francis, and this will
be his second year helping with
Thanksgiving. He said he's happy
to have volunteers' help preparing
and cleaning up after the event.
"Overall it's a great opportunity
for the community to show up and
interact with the homeless commu-
nity," Cronk said.
Senator objects; Change
would apply in Fall 2007
Sweet Dreams ice cream to move in
GRADES, from page 1
measure. The remaining two col-
leges are indifferent.
But Student Senate President
Josh Weiss said in an interview
that the new scale would hurt
students more than it would
Weiss said the minus grade
system would decrease the merit
of existing grades and throw off
UF's grade point scale. For exam-
ple, the value of a B-plus would
decrease from a 3.5 to a 3.33.
But Wright said the grades
would likely not affect UF's
hardest-working students, "un-
less you're one of those students
who always gets right at the bot-
tom of an A."
"We're softies," she said. "I
think the B-minus is going to be
used to not give C-pluses."
Wright said UF would inform
graduate schools about the grad-
ing change to erase questions
about why minus grades don't
appear on some
that most of the
Sbers she spoke
to said they
Weiss plan to retain
for A's and readjust the other
"For those of you who are
afraid of losing your A and
getting an A-minus," she said,
"think of the student who gets a
B-minus instead of a C-plus."
BAGELAND, from page 1
cream store, in place of Bageland. He hopes
the new vendor will attract both the former
Bageland customers and new customers with
events such as Chocolate Night.
"We're hoping to liven up the neighbor-
hood," he said.
Sweet Dreams is scheduled to open in
However, students feel that the change
may alter their current study trends.
"(Sweet Dreams) won't be as conducive to
studying," Knight said.
Bageland is another case in the recent
trend of long-standing, privately owned res-
taurants near campus closing down or relo-
cating. Others include Burrito Brothers Taco
Co. and Maui Teriyaki.
Whether they're savoring the aroma of
poppy-seed bagels or sipping one last cup of
coffee while browsing through books, loyal
Bageland customers will be enjoying the final
days before the store closes in December.
"We've built strong relationships with
(the customers)," said Thimon, who has been
working at Bageland for
Around eight years. "They feel like
QGnelSYMle part of their family is gone."
However, the Lichtenstein
art that still hangs on the walls may not be
down for long.
Thimon will start looking for another loca-
tion in the same area for a new Bageland.
"(The store closing) is really disappoint-
ed," Knight said. "We'll follow it wherever
6, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
Slap on the wrist
Justice miscarries in
You've got to be kidding. Jeremy Lane and Mark Foss
led the pack of thugs who killed a UF student after last
year's Florida-Georgia game, and now they'll spend
16 years in prison. Not 16 years each, mind you 16 years
Lane got 12 years, and Foss got four by pleading "no con-
test" to a lesser charge. In other words, he didn't even try to
argue his innocence. And still, they got 16 years between the
two of them.
We don't get it. Sure, Lane didn't intend to kill anyone. He
was drunk, in a fighting mood, and Brown just happened to
walk by at the wrong time. So is Lane an otherwise decent
man who made one terrible mistake? Not by a long shot.
In fact, he's a repeat offender with a 2002 arrest for beat-
ing a man with brass knuckles. He punched Brown, knocked
him to the ground and then spit on him and a security
camera caught the whole thing. Pretty despicable.
But somehow, a Florida jury didn't convict him of second-
degree murder. Instead, they reduced the charge to aggra-
vated battery, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.
And Lane didn't even get that the judge knocked it down
to an even dozen. Why?
In Florida, some nonviolent.drug crimes have mandatory
minimum sentences of 15 years. Other, more serious offenses
- drug trafficking, for example have even stiffer penal-
ties. Unfortunately, it seems the state is less concerned with
violent offenders like Lane and Foss.
Lane attacked a random stranger and killed him. If he
serves every minute of his sentence which is far from
guaranteed he'll be back on-the street before his 35th
birthday, hardened by his time in prison. Then he's the city
of Jacksonville's problem.
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of the war in Iraq!
Rep. Charles Rangel
has announced he'll intro-
duce legislation in Congress
to reinstate a military draft.
That's right; fellow patriots
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
isn't just for lower-income
minorities anymore. Now
you can do your part in
the global struggle for ...
what is it now? Liberty?
Anyway, there are bad
men in a country called
Iraq, and they want to hurt
you. Not just you your
mom! Your dad! Your cat,
Mr. Fluffy! And if we don't
fight them over there,
we'll have to fight them
here. We'll fight them on
the beaches, on the hills,
in our shopping malls and
Starbucks franchises. We'll
You can't get your
draft card just yet, though
- Congress has to pass
Rangel's bill first. In the
meantime, contact your
representatives on Capitol
Hill. Tell them you're no
hippie peacenik traitor
like those jerks who want
to stop the war. You're not
one of those guys, are you?
We didn't think so. You
support the troops, and
you've got the bumper
sticker to prove it..So a two-
year hitch in Iraq is the least
you can do. After all, every-
thing changed on Sept. 11,
2001 national sacrifice
and all that. Start doing
your push-ups, soldier.
We'll see you in Baghdad.
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I absolutely love how conservatives are so pissed at
the press for ruining the U.S. military's well-laid
plans. When Ann Coulter calls for your execution as
a traitor which she does a lot of you must be doing
You've heard the story a million times: By revealing
the administration's methods of spying on Americans,
The New York Times is making it harder to catch ter-
rorists. At the risk of sounding like an America-hating,
terrorist-loving liberal scumbag, I'm going stick up for
.the media on this one.
I've come to the conclusion that a free society is
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scenario. Let's bring the situation down to the scale of,
Let's say the Alligator was pro-Student Government.
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press to cover for the government. It seems dumb to
say we shouldn't by default constantly question
the judgment of a man who controls the world's most
Well-intentioned or not, if our government is sus-
pected of doing something shady, it deserves to be
investigated. And if it's confirmed that it is doing some-
thing shady, then somebody needs to shout it from the
Call me paranoid, but I'll
never fully trust any government
that can acquire my entire life's
history, within a few minutes.
That kind of power corrupts all
Dan Burroughs Ask yourself this: Why is it
Dan Demands that in all autocratic govern-
firstname.lastname@example.org ments, the press is one of the first
things the ruling party seizes? It's
because all leaders know that the
quickest way to people's hearts is through their minds.
If I can control what you read or see, I can control what
you say or do.
The current regime ahem, administration would
like the press to stop revealing its secrets because that
would make its job much easier. Hell no! When govern-
ment is put under close scrutiny, it has less room for
error. When there's less room for error, the government
is forced to do the right thing more often.
On a side note, Mr. President, if The New York Times
can figure out what you're doing, then perhaps your
plans aren't that great anyhow. If a newspaper can fig-
ure them out, then surely a terrorist can too.
Some would say there are things the public neither
wants nor needs to know. Bullshit! There are some
things about people's personal lives the government
doesn't ieed to know but guess what? They know
them anyway. Why should we treat the government
Besides, who's the biggest potential threat: the ex-
tremist who knows nothing about you or the govern-
ment that knows everything?
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UF's Dairy Research Unit values cow comfort
I feel it's imperative that the truth about UF's Dairy
Research Unit be told. As a recent UF graduate with
a master's degree in dairy science, I can say firsthand
that the accusations against the DRU put forth by
Patricia Cacace in Tuesday's article are far from the
The animals at the DRU are well cared for. In fact,
they're treated as well as or better than the animals at
any other dairy I've ever visited. I've been involved in
the dairy industry since I was born, so I've seen hun-
dreds of dairies throughout my life.
As a student at UF, I was involved in activities at
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being mistreated. The DRU's animals are healthy, and
its barns use some of the most advanced cow-comfort
technology available including cooling systems
and mattresses for the cows to rest on.
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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-
3BR2.5BA ALL NEW
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. 0 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 sqft. 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-
3BR/3BA townhome. Washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850/mo. Call 375-1111 12-6-12-2
Northwest 2 BR, minutes from downtown/UF,
ceramic tile throughout, cent A/H, enclosed
patio, Avail now $675.
1731 NW 6th ST. 375-7104. 12-6-12-2
Walk to Oaks Mall, movie theater, book-
stores, restaurants, and coffee houses. All
new appliances. CORRECTED # Call 335-
311 "Lilly" House $9501mo. Wood floors,
WID hook-ups, enclosed front & back
porch, central AC & close to campus!
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 11-29-5-2
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
352-331-1133, ext 110 1-30-27-2
Avail Now! 3 Blocks to UF
2BR/1BA. Cat Friendly.with
Hardwood Floors. Water,
sewer, Trash incl. $750/mo
Call 494-6009. Last One! 12-6-10-2
SHORT LEASE AVAILABLE
Large 2BR/1BA unit on cul-de-sac. 825 SW
62nd Terr. $395/mo. Call 352-331-2099 12-
Bedroom to rent in 3BR house. 9 blocks from
UF stadium. Spacious living area/separate
study area. Pref male grad student. $650 incl
utils etc. 332-1253 or 514-7834 11-29-5-2
Available now! Spacious 3BR/3BA town-
house in quiet Rockwood Villas neighbor-
hood. 62nd Blvd. Near 1-75 & mall. On bus
route. W/D. Ideal for family or graduate living.
ONLY $1000/MO. Call Elizabeth 359-0133
1 BR/1 BA**No Application fee**
* 3 blks to UF Gatornest Apts; 300 NW
18th St $495 4 blks to UF Gatorside
Apts; 1600 NW 4th Ave $410.
Available for January. Call 352-371-3636
0 For Rent
a I unfurnished
Bright, clean studio apartment for sublease
Jan. 1 (negotiable) through July 31. 1222
NW 8th Ave. Ten min. walk to UF campus.
Ample closet space. Quiet building. $505 a
month. Call 415-515-1004 12-6-9-2
Bike to UF! 2/2.5, 2-story condo in popular
community with pool/gym. Unit is 1 year
new. Move in January 2007. Furnished Optn;
FULLY NEGOTIABLE. (352) 281-1437 or
(352) 692-1104 12-6-9-2
2 blocks N of UF. Quiet, hardwood floors,
new appliances, washer/dryer. Huge storage
area. Avail Dec 1. $575/mo Call 373-5295
Exclusive all-women's building. Pool, gym
and utilities included. $435/mo. Call Ashli
561-386-1982 11-22-24-3 .
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. 11-29-15-3
1BR STUDIO, 2 block to campus. Available
spring & summer w/private parking, near
Swamp Restaurant. $555/mo. Half of sublet
fee paid by owner. Call Nathan @ 407-399-
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities. firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-
2BR/2BA, NEWER BUILDING
4 blocks to UF, W/D in unit, now til Aug 07.
Good parking. $700/mo. 941-374-8477 11-
College Park. Avail January. 60 sec walk to
campus & the bars. $499/mo. Call Greg @
1/1 in 4/4 at COUNTRYSIDE, unfurn, prefer
female. $380 includes internet & util;.W/D.
Avail Dec 1st. 561-512-7733 or 561-575-
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
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 2006. 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 male 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
I a1 Subleases I
1BR1BA apt in Windsor Hall. $625/mo all util/
cable/internet incl. Pooview, gym, furnisehd.
2 blocks to UF. Call Carrie at 863-441-2560
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/unfurn, wireless, pool, gym, laundry.
Call 352-871-5024 11-22-5-3
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 email@example.com 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! 1BR/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
SPRING 07 SUBLEASE
Campus Lodge Poolfront Apt 1BR/1BA 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. 12-6-16-3
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
SUBLEASE AT GAINESVILLE PLACE
1BR/BA in 4BR/BA available for spring/
summer. Close to UF $499/mo. Call Hanna
305-298-0249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-
SUBLEASE IN COUNTRYSIDE
$420/mo util incl. Pictures at
Call 954-605-1989 11-28-5-3
1BR/1BA in NW Gainesville. $400/mo. Pets
OK. Available end of December or beginning
of January through July 28th. Call Mike at
$470/mo 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA. Lexington
Crossing. Jan to July 07. FREE 20"TV INCL.
Price & dates are negotiable. Call Brad @
352-212-9914 or email email@example.com
Furnished Spring Sublease!
2BR/1BA, 2 blocks from campus (cable indl)
$375/mo/person plus utils. 561-310-9888
Continued on next page.
10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
Fully furnished. Utilities included. Jan-Aug.
$530/per room. DESPERATE! Call 407-497-
7068 or 321-356-3384 11-29-3-3
1BR lease in 3BR apt w/balcony. Rent $524,
includes electricity, water, cable, & individual
lease fee. Free amenities 2 pools, 24-hr fit-
ness center, computer lab, tanning. Must be
Female. Call 352-316-5489 Available ASAP
BEST ROOMMATES, BEST LOCATION
1BR/1BA available for Spring in large house
right behind Swamp. Walk to class, walk to
University Ave. $385/mo + util. Very neg. Call
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA at Melrose Apts. Close
to UF on great bus rte. W/D, util, cable,
internet included. Furnished. $409/mo.
TinaMari@ufl.edu 305-546-0218 12-5-19-3
WALK TO CAMPUS 1BR in 3BR house.
$400/mo + utils, Avail 12/01/06. Parking,
fenced yard, extra den, wireless internet, can
have pets. Girls only. Call Katy @ 904-386-
Spacious 2 BR/ 1BA in Mill Run
Apt. $555/mo. Avail ASAP.
Call 494-8716. 11-30-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 12-6-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
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 internet 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
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
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 12-6-19-4
SUBLEASE AT HOMESTEAD
Move in now 1BR/1BA in 2/2. $375/mo
Dec/06 to early Aug/07. All utils and rent
for Nov paid. Call John @ 407-257-2030
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or porfessional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474.
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
$600imo Union St. Station. Luxury living
downtown, all utilities incl. Private bath,
restaurants down-Ostairs, professional/
grad pref. Must see! 870-0904, 318-4553
UF Close. Great student roommates, W/D,
DSL, easy park, easy move-in, lease. 371-
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
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 bath, large closet, brand
new appliances, cable/internet. Grantwood
Condominiums. Quiet neighborhood w/pool.
Ideal for gread student. 305-298-7764 11-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 305-332-6566
@ Lakewood Villas. Furnished. Has a study,
a backyard, pets OK, $425 + electric
Jenny213-2833 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1 BR/1BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. WID, pool, bus 20. Furn Ivldin, 3
nice F, no pets. Cell 954-802-1776 or text
ROOMS $485.1 BLOCK FROM UF
Large house furnished with W/D facili-
ties. Util, cable, wifi incl. NS, no pets, 1 yr
lease, Sec Dep. Contact 904-513-1431 or
) l Roommates jl Real Estate ) Real Estate
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
Close to UF, furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit
& util included in rent. $489/mo. Call Jen at
904-472-8149 or email@example.com
Female roommate. Great deal. poolside Own
BR/BA in 4/4. W/D, cbl inet, close to UF, bus
rts 35 & 9, furn. Avail mid-Dec. $435 incl utils.
Vanessa 786-863-2454, home 386-676-
9703, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Female roommate wanted for Lexington
Crossing. 3BR/3BA apt. $480/mo $300
cash upfront w/signing. Bus routes 9 & 34.
Call Karen 352-226-4966 12-6-10-4
Sublets and Rooms Available
All Florida Areas: All Major US Cities
Browse available Rooms FREE!
1-(877)-For-Rent (367-7368) 11-22-1-4
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $489/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 12-6-9-4
2 rooms available in 4BR/4BA w/2 females.
$385/mo including utils, no cap; Countryside
complex. Arielle 548-4982 11-30-5-4
MOVE IN NOW!!!
Female roommate. Release $499/mo all
included. Furnished 1BR/1BA. Call Jessica
I Real Estate
Sell your house, condo," acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walkto UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
NOVEMBER OPEN HOUSES! Newly reno-
vated 1 & 2 BR units starting at $99,900 (as
is at $86,900). Steps from Shands, VA,
Dental & more. $3,000 Closing Cost Credit
w/Preferred Lenders. Join us Sunday (11/
12/06 or 11/19/06) from 10-1:00. Contact
Tom Bellucci 352.538.6498 or Steve Clark
352.328.8311at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352.372-5375. 11-30-91-5
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
contact onsite office for info 11-30-91-5
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 12-6-75-5
CFM, ANTOO CO;IDONllllIi.l
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
Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
1993 Mobile Home 2BR/2BA
Large deck, shed, central air/heat, pet
friendly park, $12,500. Call 321-750-3598
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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COUN 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.
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 11-22-8-5
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-
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. 352-
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 352-339-5595.
FOR SALE BY OWNER. Reduced to
$214,900. WALNUT CREEK on NW 39th
Ave. 1 mile west of Hwy 441 & 3 miles north
of UF. 3/2 perfect condition, 2 years new,
over 1500 sq. ft. Luxury master suite with
two walk-in closets, 2 sinks, large shower
stall and bath tub with whirpo6l jets. Flooring
is laminate and carpet except for tile in both
baths. 2 car garage & maintenance free
fenced yard. CONVERT part of your RENT
MONEY into EQUITY. Available immediately.
Call Harold at (352) 373-2207 to see. 12-
3 MI FROM UF
Condominium For Sale- Creekside Villas.
1BR/1BA. Fireplace, tile firs., laundry rm,
new stainless appliances., creek view.
$95,000. Call 352-505-4086. 12-6-9-5
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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All will sell at Auction, Brokers & Phone
Bidding Welcome. Neal VanDeRee
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2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
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Gulf front lots $595k. Homes start-
ing mid $300k. New master planned
ocean front community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus Christi, TX.
WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres
- 49,900; 50 acres $59,900. Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 11-22-1-5
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HEAT IN THE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
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for free brochure (800)841-5868. 11-22-1-5
NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-devel-
opment discounts, 90% financing. Call
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA.& LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED -$100 NEVER USED Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New Kingl 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
NORTH CAROLINA- BEAUTIFUL BLUE
RIDGE Mountain Views. 3.2 Acre Mountain
Estate. Heavily Wooded with Stream. EZ
Financing- $29,900. (800)230-6380, ext.620.
VA MOUNTAINS Large 5 acre tract along
very large trout stream with private elevated
homesite, good access, view, trees, nearby
river, $89,500 (866)789-8535. 11-22-1-5
TENNESSEE Affordable lake & mountain
properties. Low property taxes. No state in-
come tax Four seasons- Southern hospitality.
For more info Call Lakeside Realty (888)291-
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
GA/FL Border. 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. 11-22-1-5
120 Acres Northeast Alabama private lake
frontage, panoramic views, abundant deer,
turkey, good fishing, good timber value,
excellent investment $240,000 call Phillip
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED -FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
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 orthopedicmat-
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 frorh 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 Nightstards, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 eKing
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, *full size BED $50,
*VCR $30, *STEREO really nice $50,
*portable SEWING MACHINE $4,0 Like
new WINDOW AC $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 centeriw/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
,'- A U 1nmnputer eek
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount'w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-1.1-7
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
Care Free Computers
We can handle it all!
Courteous, fast, and cheap
Available 24/7. Microsoft Certified
Just Call 352-226-5151 11-22-20-7
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
Repair & Upgrade
Discount on Labor
Free Pickup & Delivery ''
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
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12, ALLIGATOR E WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit. Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edulam/surplus/
Onkyon Sony HG-R530 Theater receiv-
ers sound w/7 speakers $150. 0 Water ski
flippers-w/mask $50. Craftsman 144 pc
mechanical tool set $75. 332-0884 12-6-
STUDENT SELLING DIAMOND STUD
EARRINGS & LOOSE SOLITARE
DIAMONDS. Wholesale prices. Working for
international manufacturers. Call me at: 727-
417-3094 Ari 12-6-12-10
TAKE QVER NIGHTCLUB in downtown
G'ville. No investment reqd. Call 378-9739 or
email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
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. 11-22-1-10
GIGANTIC 2-DAY Auction November 30th,
December 1st, 2006, Montgomery, AL.
Single, tandem & tri-axle dumps, truck trac-
tors, cowboys, crawler loaders & tractors,
excavators, motor graders & scrapers, back-
hoes, rubber tired loaders, right of way ma-
chines, drilling EQ, forklifts, paving skidders,
feller bunchers, log loaders, .farm tractors.
J.M. Wood Auction Co., Inc. (334)264-3265,
Bryant Wood AL LIC #1137. 11-22-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 Toll Free (888)393-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 11-22-1-10
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS! For as little
as $29 you can start your own business. For
full details and a FREE sample visit: www.dp
Learn to' buy Foreclosures, tax liens, and
rehabs for pennies on the dollar. Mentor
walks you through each deal A-Z to ensure
SUCCESS (800)433-4556. 11-22-1-10
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 11-
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
l M 1 For Sale
SPECIAL BUILDING SALE..."DON'T MISS
IT!" December delivery or deposit holds
till spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800. 40'x60'x16'
$12,800. Front end optional. Other sizes lim-
ited. Pioneer. (800)668-5422. 11-22-1-10
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
Motorcycles, Mopeds) $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
** SCOOTERS ** For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC 12-6-71-12
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.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Hundreds off NEW 2006
motorscooters! Thru Dec 15th!
New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW 67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
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.
0******* CASH PAID 000000**
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older S Running or Not
Fast & Convenient 9 Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
I | Autos
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell orTrade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
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 & putyou in the
car you want Come to Gatormax at 12526
SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call us
at 352-495-9500 Visit www.gatormax.net
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
00* FREE S FREE FREE* FREE*S*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
1994 RED PONTIAC GRAND PRIX $1999.
Well-maintained, 130k miles. New tires,
cruise control. Please call 352-258-5853
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
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. $6500/OBO. Call
Taira 503-781-4599 12-4-10-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 4-25-83-12
VW JETTA WAGON'03
White, automatic trans. Still under warranty,
keyless entry, CD player, A/C, 25k miles.
Runs perfectly. Call 371-2420 11-29-5-12
2000 CHEVY S10
2.2L, 4 cyl, 70k miles, AC/heat, CD, radio.
Great condition. Ready to sell. $6500. Call
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-
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
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avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
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Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
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POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus. 371-
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Donate Plasma & Save a Life
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Bring this Ad and Earn an
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DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
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0** SOCCER COACHESOO*
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X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW 13th St. 11-30-40-14
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5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
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Sales & customer service exp.
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Find FREE money for school.
SEARS OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
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Finance co. seeks FT Admin Asst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
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Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in
person M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St.
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GATORS ON XBOX
The Gators' season was sa\ ed by a coach's challenge, as No. 4 UF defeated Florida State 14-7 in EA
Sports' "NCAA Football '07."
With 2:16 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Seminoles trailing ty 7, FSU went for it on fourth-
and-4, throwing deep and finding wide receiver De'Cod\ Fagg for a 50-yard pass play to the UF 1-yard
But after UF coach Urban Meyer challenged the pla. repl9 ei.,denrce showed that Fagg :aught tite
pass oui-of-bounds, and the Gators held on for the vlcor. '
UF iced the game on a facemask penalty after running uack DeShawn Wynn failed to coni.ert a first
down on third-and-1. .
FSU coach Bobby Bowden screamed at the officials- possiuil an anttmpt to ,lo- off steam about hs
son Jeff getting recently canned to no avail.
The Gators had the ball at the 6-yard line, but they decided to kneel down and end the gamerather than run up the score, a move that could hurt UF's Bowl
Championship Series chances.
With Xbox Southern California knocking off Notre Dame in a 36-33 decision and Xbox Arkansas falling to LSU, the Xbox Gators' dreams of a national title may be
almost completely gone.
UF quarterback Chris Leak didn't put up impressive numbers at 146 yards passing, but he played a nearly flawless game, limiting his mistakes and running and
passingfor several crucial first downs.
It was a scoreless game until a 49-yard pass to senior receiver Jemalle Cornelius set up a 6-yard touchdown to freshman receiver Percy Harvin with 19 seconds
remaining in the first half.
The Seminoles, however, refused to let the Gators nolo a rihaltme le.d as senior Lorenzo Booker returned the subsequent kickoff to the FSU 46-yard line, setting up a
54-yard touchdown pass to Fagg with 7 seconds left in Lre nalf.
\ But UF took the lead for good in the iniro quarter after an irnter:eptior 01 junior safer Reggie Nelson put the Gators in strong field position, and
Final Score: Leakfound junior Andre Calav.ell in the ,ack of the end zone for a 29-yard score.
UF -14 A defensive battle, neither team reached 200 yards of total offense with UF falling just snort at 194 and FSU totaling 165 yards.
FSU 7 1
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16, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22,2006
Gators cruise in final Vegas tune-up
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The No. 1 UF men's basketball team demolished Prairie
View A&M 94-33 Tuesday night in its final tune-up before it
heads to Las Vegas.
The Gators face Western Kentucky on Friday and, most impor-
tantly, No. 10 Kansas on Saturday.
While UF will face its first true challenge against the Jayhawks,
the Gators still had some hiccups against Prairie View.
UF trailed for the first time this season when Prairie View's
Andy Genao hit a three- pointer to put the Panthers up by 1
point within the first 3 minutes of the game. The Gators trailed
once more before UF went on a 24-0 run for more than 11 min-
utes to make the score 45-19 at the half.
"I was a little disappointed in the way our older guys came
out to start," UF coach Billy Donovan said. "I thought maybe
we didn't have that passion, that fire."
Forward Joakim Noah only played 8
Men's Basketball minutes in the first half because of this
Prairie View 33 very reason.
UF 94 "In the beginning of the game, Coach
said that I didn't come in with the right
focus, so I got benched, and it was defi-
nitely a humbling experience," Noah said. "At halftime, he
jumped me. He hated on me. He hated on my whole life."
But Noah saved face and scored 15 points in the second half
to help the Gators earn a 61-point win the fourth-largest
margin of victory in school history.
"You have to play with an emotional level and competitive
level to be an effective player on the court," Donovan said. "Jo,
in the second half, really played that way. It was great to see."
The Panthers' 33 points tied for the fewest points allowed
since 1986. The Gators held American to 33 on Dec. 23, 2000.
Freshman Marreese Speights tallied his first double-double
of his career with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
"Speights is going to be a huge talent around here in the
future," forward Corey Brewer said. "He is going to help us a
lot this year."
The Gators will hop on a plane today to head across the
country for the Las Vegas Invitational. Noah said the players
have bsen anticipating ousting Kansas for a while.
"This is something we've been talking about for a long
time," Noah said. "It's something fans have been talking about
for a long time. It's something people back home have been
talking about for a long time."
Donovan said he has not seen one second of Western
Kentucky or Kansas highlights.
And instead of enjoying his fifth win of the season or resting
before the trip, Donovan said he would start looking at footage
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF junior forward Joakim Noah blocks a shot by Prairie View
guard Derek Johnson on Tuesday night. Noah was benched
for much of the first half after not playing at full intensity.
As for the players, Noah said they are excited to really test
themselves against more formidable opponents.
"I think the next two opponents are different animals,"
Noah said. "They're an animal we haven't played yet. We've
been in a situation where if we messed up, it's OK because
we'd be up 40. This weekend, that won't be the case."
Nelson one of three Jim Thorpe finalists
* URBAN MEYERHAS CALLED HIM
THE BEST DEFENDER HE'S SEEN.
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
UF junior safety Reggie Nelson has
been named one of three finalists for the
Jim Thorpe Award, one of the most pres-
tigious awards in college football.
He joins Michigan's Leon Hall and
Texas' Aaron Ross in the running for
recognition as the nation's best defen-
Nelson has 42 tackles, two fumble
recoveries and four interceptions, which
include a game-sealing pick returned 70
yards for a touchdown against Alabama.
"He does it all. He's an energizer.
He's a leader," Coach Urban Meyer said.
"Some of the great ones, I could list a
bunch of them; he's that type of player
that you just know where he is at all
Two weeks ago, Meyer said he would
recognize Nelson as an All-American
even if he isn't officially honored as one.
And last week, Meyer said Nelson is the
best defensive player he has witnessed
during his tenure as a collegiate coach..
The safety's biggest asset is his abil-
ity to cover the field from one sideline
to the other. This allows
^ UF to move up its other
defenders and take more
risks, especially in stop-
Football ping the run.
"He's just all over the
field," Meyer said. "He's as good a play-
maker as I've ever been around."
Nelson is also a finalist for the Bronko
Nagurski Trophy, annually awarded to
the nation's best overall defender.
GATORS PREP FOR CARR: Meyer is quite
concerned with Florida State 6-foot-6 re-
ceiver Greg Carr and his 10 touchdown
The Seminoles like to toss jump balls
up to Carr, and the Gators are doing
their best to prepare themselves for this
UF has been using 6-foot-5 redshirt
freshman receiver David Nelson to
simulate Carr during practice.
"That's the closest guy that we have,"
Gators' starting cornerbacks Ryan
Smith and Reggie Lewis are both just
5-foot-10. Carr has 27 receptions for 489
O-LINE STILL LAGGING: Starting offensive
lineman Jim Tartt and reserve Ronnie
Wilson are playing their best football of
the season, Meyer said.
But freshmen Marcus Gilbert and
Maurice Hurt continue to be hobbled
by injuries and probably need the off-
season to recover. Gilbert likely needs
surgery on his elbow while Hurt has
yet to fully recover from off-season ar-
throscopic knee surgery.
SEE NOTES, PAGE 18
By BRIAN STEELE
At the beginning of the season, it
appeared the UF women's basketball
team would need a great deal of scor-
ing from Sha Brooks to win any game.
Brooks was the only UF player
who did not score Tuesday night at
the O'Connell Center en route to the
Gators (2-3) win against IUPUI (2-1)
UF coach Carolyn Peck said she
wanted to rest Brooks, who had sore
shins from playing so many minutes
this past weekend against No. 16
California and No. 18 Rutgers.
While the Gators will need Brooks
in the future, they didn't Tuesday
night. Sophomore center Jessica
Jackson scored 13 points and gobbled
up eight rebounds -both career highs
- while senior Kim Dye came out fir-
ing, scoring 14 points and hitting 4 of
7 from beyond the arc. It took Dye just
5 seconds to hit her first three-pointer.
She was just one point off her career-
high of 15 points.
"I've been ask-
ing Kim Dye for
four years to shoot
the ball to the point
where I have to tell
S ing too much,'"
Peck Peck said. "One
of the things I was
concerned about with Sha and the suc-
cess she had last year was that teams
were going to capitalize on taking her
away. We've proved that we have the
capability (to have other scorers)."
While Dye a regular starter -
was expected to provide at least some
was Jackson who was more impres-
sive. Last year, Jackson averaged just
5.6 minutes per game.
Peck said she challenged Dye and
Jackson in the offense.
"Last year, I had the experience of
watching Dalila (Eshe) and Brittany
(Davis) play. It was kind of like I was
taking notes," Jackson said. "(Peck)
considers it as a challenge. I consider it
a confidence booster."
However, not all was rosy against
UPUI. After mounting a 22-point lead
at 53-31, UF appeared to be on its way
to a blowout. That wasn't the case.
While the Jaguars didn't get closer
than 12 points, Peck had to sub back
in most of her first-string players, not
including Brooks, with 5:11 left. This
was after Peck preached about put-
ting together a full game of solid play,
something the Gators were not able to
do against Rutgers or California.
"I'll never be forgiving as far as
putting two solid halves of basketball
together (is concerned)," Peck said.
Now, the Gators will look to win
back-to-back games for the first time
this season against rival Florida State
on Friday night in Tallahassee.
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Gators seek seeding clout with non-conference matches
* UF WILL FACE MARQUETTE
AND ST. JOHN'S THIS WEEK-
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
The Gators finally get to
break out of the doldrums of
the .Southeastern Conference
The No. 7 UF volleyball team
(26-2, 19-1 SEC) will get to see
non-conference opponents for
the first time since Sept. 12
when they face Big East teams
Marquette at 4:30 p.m. Friday and
St. John's at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at
the Conference Challenge tour-
nament in Orlando.
The tournament follows Coach
Mary Wise's longest SEC regular
season ever. The conference
dropped its tournament finale
this season in favor of a double-
round robin schedule.
UF has played 10 consecutive
matches against teams they had
already played this season.
"We've been playing the SEC
for a few months now, so we've
been playing the same teams
twice," junior outside hitter
Marcie Hampton said. "Seeing
a different game of volleyball
and seeing teams for the first
time will help us prepare for the
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Kelsey Bowers, Marcie Hampton, Angie McGinnis, Amber McCray, Elyse Cusack and Rhian Davis cel-
ebrate after defeating Kentucky on Sunday and concluding their Southeastern Conference schedule.
Although No. 15 LSU has
emerged as a national contender,
the SEC still isn't one of volley-
ball's elite conferences, so UF can
gain NCAA Tournament clout
with wins over Big East teams.
LSU is also competing in the
It's not that UF is lacking
an impressive non-confer-
ence win. It has defeated No. 9
Utah and swept No. 12 Hawaii,
regular-season champions of the
Mountain West Conference and
Western Athletic Conference,
UF's Sept. 3 win over
Colorado its easiest opponent
in the Rainbow Wahine Classic
in Honolulu might eveh prove
to be the difference in the Gators'
seeding, asthe Buffaloes defeated
No. 1 Nebraska on Nov. 11.
"I'd like to think we've proven
ourselves and that no matter
what happens this weekend
we've done a pretty good job,"
Before the season started, Wise
had the option to give the Gators
the weekend off after their SEC
Championship run but felt that
heading to Orlando would be
better than spending that time
"We've always chosen to
play," Wise said. "Not that the
players get a vote, but if they
got a vote, they would chose to
She also said that the 24-
hour turnover between matches
will help UF in NCAAs, when
they will have to prepare just as
The seedings for the -NCAA
Tournament will be announced
between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday
With NCAA Regionals being
held in the O'Connell Center on
Dec. 8 and 9, the Gators are hop-
ing the selection committee gives
them a home-court-advantage.
Lakeland Six a big hit for Meyer
By MIKE MCCALL
How many Lakeland Dreadnaughts does it take to
win a national championship?
Coach Urban Meyer and the Gators are hoping six
will be enough.
That's how many players from this year's
Lakeland High football team have orally committed
to play for UF next season.
Offensive linemen and twins James and LaShawn
Pouncey, running back Chris Rainey, defensive back
Ahmad Black, safety Steve Wilks and wide receiver
Paul Wilson will all make the move from Lakeland
to Gainesville together from a team that has won
two Florida 5A state titles and one national title and is
currently ranked No. 1 in the country.
The Pouncey twins, Black and Wilson were all in
attendance to see the Gators take on Western Carolina
on Saturday for their official visits, and meeting with
the coaching staff and players had a big impact on the
"We had a lot of fun," James Pouncey said. "It was
great being with all the players and coaches. We really
"It was one of the funniest things we've ever
done," LaShawn added.
The six-pack from Lakeland is being regarded as
one of the most talented groups of high school team-
mates ever to possibly attend the same college.
"We're excited about them playing in Gainesville,"
Lakeland coach Bill Castle said. "They are a dose
group of kids, and they're winners. Florida is getting
some great athletes."
James Pouncey who goes by his middle name,
Michael is a 6-foot-5, 298-pound four-star guard,
and is ranked seventh nationally at his position. He
has great quickness and power traits that have
made him one of the top linemen in Florida.
LaShawn Pouncey who also goes by his middle
name, Maurkice is a 6-foot-5, 283-pound four-star
guard, ranked 17th in the nation. His explosiveness
and tenacity are what earned him offers from UF,
Florida State and West Virginia. For the Pounceys, UF
was their favorite all through the recruiting process.
"We were going to Florida all the way," James
Pouncey said. "We feel like we're at home up there.
Our parents like it, and we feel like it's the best place
"They are a close group of kids, and
they're winners. Florida is getting some
Lakeland High football coach
Running back Chris Rainey has been recruited
as a receiver because of his small frame (5-foot-9,
156 pounds). He is rated as the No. 15 wideout, and
his elusiveness has drawn comparisons to former
Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush.
Black a four-star cornerback ranked 16th in the
country is fast, skilled and aggressive. His 4.5-sec-
ond 40-yard dash has also made him dangerous as a
punt returned. Black has gained attention for his abil-
ity to play the ball in the air. He chose UF over schools
like Ohio State and LSU.
Wilks, a three-star safety, chose the Gators over
Iowa and South Florida and Wilson, a two-star wide-
out, established himself as Lakeland's go-to receiver.
The group is extremely dose-knit, and the players
treat each other like family. In fact, Rainey lives with
the Pounceys, and the living conditions translate well
onto the field.
"We just care more about each other," LaShawn
said. "We just have that extra edge now that makes us
play even harder."
Oral commitments are non-binding until a letter of
intent is signed on National Signing Day, Feb. 7.
UF's 35-0 streak over
By MIKE MCCALL
The UF swimming and div-
ing teams' win streak against
Florida State is over.
In Tallahassee on Tuesday,
the 10th-ranked men's team suf-
fered a 172-128 defeat while the
No. 6 women lost 162-138.
It was the fourth consecutive
loss for the men and the first of
the season for the women.
The defeat also marked
the first time that UF coach
Gregg Troy has ever lost to the
Seminoles in his nine years in
Gainesville. The women (4-1, 2-
0 Southeastern Conference) had
won all 35 matches against No.
13 FSU before this meet.
"We swam pretty well in
spots, but we weren't as ready
as they were tonight," Troy said.
The men (2-4, 1-1SEC) had
won nine consecutive meets
against FSU and suffered their
fourth straight loss to a ranked
The No. 16 Seminoles swept
the top three spots in the final
event the 400-yard freestyle
relay to put the finishing
touches on their victory.
The Gators were led by fresh-
man Shaune Fraser and sopho-
more Lucas Salatta. Fraser
turned in wins in the 200 free,
200 butterfly, and 100 fly, while
Salatta finished first in the 200
backstroke and second in the
100 back and 100 fly
"Shaune Fraser was out-
standing for us, coming from
behind to win three races against
tough competition," Troy said.
The Gators were hurt by the
absence of sophomore diver
Jonathan Wilcox, who missed
the meet because of back prob-
lems. In 10
S diving events
Swimming placed first
On Tuesday, the Seminoles
swept the top four spots in both
men's diving events.
"We swam well, but you
have to give credit to Florida
State for being ready to race,"
One of the few bright spots
for the Gators was the perfor-
mance of freshman Gemma
Spofforth. She won the 200
individual medley and finished
third in the 100 and 200 back
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NOTES, from page 16
"We'don't have much depth right
now," Meyer said.
INJURY UPDATE: Barring any unforeseen
setbacks, receiver Dallas Baker (left MCL
sprain), linebacker Brandon Siler (left MCL
tear) and linebacker Earl
Everett (left ankle sprain)
should all be playing
against FSU. Freshman
receiver Percy Harvin,
who has been bothered
by a sprained left ankle
Baker throughout the season,
has had the tape removed
from his foot for the first time since suffering
the injury against Tennessee. Also, defensive
end Jarvis Moss has returned from suspen-
sion as expected.
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Struggling Heat loses to N.O.
* THE HORNETS HAD SIX PLAYERS
SCORE IN DOUBLE DIGITS.
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OKLAHOMA CITY Peja Stojakovic scored
23 points and the New Orleans Hornets opened
the fourth quarter with a 10-point run to pull away
for a 101-86 victory Tuesday night over the Miami
With mostly reserves on the, floor, the Hornets
scored 10 straight points to take an 85-71 lead after
Bobby Jackson converted a 3-point play off a float-
ing finger roll down the left baseline.
Stojakovic, who won New Orleans' last game
with a last-second three-pointer Saturday at
Minnesota, stretched the lead to 15 with a three-
pointer near the top of the key. The defending NBA
champions never got closer than 11 after that, and
Miami coach Pat Riley pulled his starters with 3:17
left and the Hornets up 16.
Dwyane Wade had 29 points for Miami, and
former UF guard Jason Williams added 13.
The Hornets had six players in double figures:
Desmond Mason had 17, Bobby Jackson scored
'14, Marc Jackson added 12 in his first start of the
season and Chris Paul had his sixth double-double
with 11 points and 10 assists.
SRasual Butler scored 10 and Tyson Chandler
added 18 rebounds, two off the Hornets' franchise
New Orleans pulled ahead in the third quarter
with a 16-6 run that started when Mason answered
Wade's cutting layup with a baseline drive for a
Stojakovic added a three-pointer and a fast-
break layup and Chandler had a steal for a fast-
break layup before Cedric Simmons made it 70-61
by making one of two free throws.
Williams hit three-pointers on back-to-back
possessions to lead the Heat back, and his fast-
break basket on goaltending by Simmons brought
the Heat within 75-71 after three quarters.
But that's when the Heat went cold, missing
nine straight shots to open the fourth quarter as
the Hornets gained some distance.
UF needs rout for BCS
FOOT, from page 20
Wynn said, "was the roughest
Now, the Seminoles hope to
reverse history's course.
UF cannot only ill afford a loss,
but ideally must dominate FSU
to impress Bowl Championship
Series voters. The Gators are No. 4
in the standings and need to make
a push on No. 3 Southern Cal and
No. 2 Michigan.
"We feel that we're ready,"
Harvin said. "We found some
things in the offense, and we're
finally moving some players
around. So we finally feel like we
refined our offense and what we
need to do and how to use these
players. So I think we're about ti
to say about it.
"If you can't
up for Florida
Ain especially see-
Harvin ing as how we
have a chance to kind of salvage
a lot of things that happened this
year, you're probably a corpse
out there anyway," FSU tailback
Lorenzo Booker said.
PICKS, from page 20
However you look at it, the Seminole Hard Rock Casino
is a better place than Bobby Bowden Field right now.
What does Bitner suggest?
He says it starts with management.
"From top to bottom, the Casino operates smoothly,"
Bitner said. "Presidents, vice-presidents, managers, all the
way down the line, everyone does their job well. I guess FSU
doesn't have that."
Translation: Time for a new coach, FSU.
Onto the picks!
Leading off and pulling away with a 78-32 record, but
still very much in sight, is Dan "Thanksgiving is the most
wonderful time of the year" Treat, whose recent weight loss
will pale in comparison to what he will gain on Thursday
when he breaks his diet of fat shakes and light beer for the
first time in months.
Fading in second with a 74-36 record is a man who knows
how to speed up, Louis "The alligatorSports department is a
dictatorship, not a democracy" Anastasis, who is hoping the
Gators go to a bowl out west, so he doesn't have to rely on a
car for transportation.
Tied for third with a 71-39 record and searching for some-
thing to do on game days, is Bryan "I'm too busy with my
Fantasy Sports to write" Jones, who has entirely stopped
wearing his only collared shirt to practice and replaced it
with the same non-collared shirt every day.
Also tied for third at 71-39 is token mute, Antonio
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Gonzalez, who has nightmares about getting trapped for
days in a KFC, which is ironically Treat's greatest aspira-
In dead-ass last and making a run at the worst second-
half record in alligatorSports history with a 70-40 record
is Nick "covering Monday Night Football was great, but
it's nothing like playing center for Tim Tebow on Monday
night" Zaccardi, who is begging Gonzalez not to expose
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006
SITE: Doak S. Campbell Stadium,
Tallahassee, (cap. 82,000)
KICKOFF: Saturday, Noon.
TV/RADIO: ABC/WRUF AM850
Searching for some insight on the
Seminoles, the alligatorSports Brand
Picks Column could only think of one
place to turn:
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino in
Hollywood, Fla., despite its relation,
doesn't exactly want to be associated
with the Florida State Seminoles these
'And it's not because of FSU's mas-
cot, Chief Osceola, the famed leader
of the Seminole Indian Tribe who
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino
doesn't want to be linked with FSU
because of the school's crappy 6-5
In fact, the Casino was so dis-
traught at having to answer questions
about ,SU that its public relations of-
fice directed alligatorSports to World
Corn Public Relations, which repre-
sents the Casino.
Gary Bitner, spokesman for the
Seminole Hard Rock Casino through
World Com, didn't confirm if the
Casino's business suffers when the
Seminoles are losing.
But he didn't deny it either.
"They're doing pretty bad right
now," Bitnei said of FSU. "I can't tell
you that Florida State having a bad
season hurts us."
The Seminole Hard Rock Casino
seems to be doing well these days. Its
Web site states that it pays out almost
$13 million each day.
So what can FSU learn from the
Seminole Hard Rock Casino?
Allow smoking maybe? It seems to
be helping the UF defensive linemen
these days. That is, when they are on
Perhaps take away all clocks from
Doak Campbell Stadium so FSU fans
will stay for the whole game.
Or possibly allow alcohol to be
sold on campus. That might ease the
SEE PICKS, PAGE 19
Title contenders clash with reeling FSU
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
When Urban Meyer talks
about Florida State, he points to-
ward Tallahassee and mumbles
a word or two about "The Team
Never utters an "FSU."
Never mutters "Seminole this"
or "Seminole that."
Meyer just isn't taking any
chances. The psychology degree
in him has come out to pull all
the strings of a team that can't
afford to play like a limp mari-
onette on Saturday.
The stakes are at their highest
- for the Gators anyway.
Because out there out
west lies a 6-5 FSU team in
ambush. The Seminoles are
giddy about the possibility of a
season-salvaging upset against
"Our guys," Meyer said,
"know exactly what's on the
The trap game
UF finds itself in its most presti-
gious national position this late
in a season since 2001.
A win against the Seminoles
would give the No. 4 Gators
their first-ever seven-game
winning streak against the
combined rivals of Tennessee,
Georgia and FSU.
A win against the Seminoles
pumps up UF's confidence like
a hot-air balloon just in time
for next week's Southeastern
A win keeps the Gators (10-
1, 7-1 SEC) in the national title
hunt. UF is a 9.5-point favorite.
What a trap.
"We have the luxury of play-
ing a spoiler in this game," FSU
safety Myron Rolle said. "I
know a lot of people are over-
looking us and thinking that
Florida is just going to beat us,
win the SEC and then play for
the national championship, but
we're in a great position right
now to beat them, to upset their
dreams but also to give us a
head of steam going into the
The Seminoles have suffered
an abysmal season. FSU has
dropped games to Clemson,
North Carolina State, Boston
,College and Maryland. Then,
after the wheels flew off the car,
the doors fell off the frame.
In a 30-0 shocker, Wake
Forest handed the Seminoles
their first home shutout in
Bobby Bowden's 31-year ten-
ure. Offensive coordinator Jeff
Bowden, Bobby's son and a
target of incessant criticism, re-
signed three days later.
something else other than the
skill players, like something
is going on in the system," UF
receiver Percy Harvin said.
"They've got athletes just like
we've got. So to see them lose
like that, I know something else
has got to be going on. They
might not be the greatest, but I
know they've got decent coach-
es. Whatever is going down, we
Seminole demise At just one game above .5
So what has gone so horribly the Seminoles are bowl-eligi
wrong? but were in danger of miss
It's hard to say, but it is a postseason game for the fi
clearly a culmination of sev- time in at least 15 years befi
eral factors. The Seminoles.have defeating Western Michigan 1
shuffled ineffective quarter- Saturday.
backs Drew Weatherford
and Xavier Lee faster "They've got athletes
than a professional card dealer. just like we've
FSU has also had its fair Sotot see there lose like that,
share of injuries. I know. ;; .' ese has got to be
The latest casualty Pe rv
is running back Antone Smith Percy Harvi
- a former UF recruit who "Somewhere along the 1
will miss Saturday's game with this team, this football program
a dislocated right elbow. But this has got to turn it around
hardly explains the disaster. Bowden said.
There is something to be said It's upset the Gators
for toughness, or a lack thereof. bust in Tallahassee, where
When the Seminoles have fallen Seminoles would like noth
behind in games, they have better than to ruin UF's cham
rarely recovered, onship hopes.
"I just think it's got to be "It can sort of alleviate
pain you feel from those five
losses," Rolle said.
This is a sharp contrast to the
way this rivalry game used to be
played during the last decade,
when both teams were often in
the national title hunt.
"In the '90s, it became the
game in the country that every-
one watched," Meyer said. "I
know I watched it."
But from time to time, there
have been aberrations.
In 1997, the No. 2 Seminoles
came to Gainesville dreaming
of a national title and payback
for UF's rout of FSU in the previ-
ous Sugar Bowl. But instead,
it was the No. 10 Gators that
Pulled off the 33-29 upset.
"We weren't even favored,"
oing on." former UF receiver Jacquez
Green said last August.
"In fact, everyone thought we
ine would get creamed."
m, rThe Gators played spoiler
d," in 2004 as well. In UF's most
recent game at Tallahassee, the
or unranked Gators, playing for
the lame-duck coach Ron Zook, de-
ing feated No. 10 FSU 20-13.
pi- "That," UF tailback DeShawn
the SEE FOOT, PAGE 19
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NCAA men's basketball
Georgia Tech 92
U 1966: UF quarterback Steve Spurrier
becomes the first player in Gators history
to win the Heisman Trophy. Spurrier threw
for 2,012 yards that season, tossing 16
touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Today's question: Which of FSU's quarter-
backs would present a bigger problem for UF?
Tuesday's, question: Besides UF, which is the
best college football team in Florida? (See right
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