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The Long and Winding Road
Florida ranks highest in nation for bicycle deaths
By DREW HARWELL
UF graduate student Carmen Valero-
Aracama, 32, has a hard time getting her
1-year-old son, Luca, to lay down for the
She talks to him and watches TV with
him but she sa\. omctimes he too c:on-
tui-ed to -_-lcp
SSo man', people come in and out of hli
Lte he said 'He gets attached to people
and then they di-appear
People like the hriends and neighbor-
*who have been in and out of the house
brmgning \alero-Aracama stood People lAke
the fanml\ members w ho have come from
South Carolinari New' Me\ico and Sparm to
make -sue Luca and hi- mother are doing
Pe-ople' Lke hLs- father graduate -tudent
lcN.iur Bo-tick whodied n August when
he ii ai-. hjt b', a ,ar -\ hle rindmg his bdke
Luca c .torv. _,. all to', comrfmlon Ln a -tate
where c:ai and bic. cle colli-ions continue
to cau-e financial damageins iunes and
"It doe,.n t take much to have an ac-
,ident -aid ion LLzaaLo. a research ai-.o-
caire ifor the atronomn% department w.ho
\:,rked in the ;amer lab as Bosbck
In the cjae of NI. Na., it w\as lust a sec-
ond lust a small dtstrachon. It was enough
to kill a person and change the history of his
family and the lives of many persons."
average, according to a National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration report.
California, which has more than twice as
A bad state for bicyclists many people, had 115.
In 2005, Florida had 124 bicyclist fa- According to the UF Police Department's
talities the most in the Web site, Alachua County is ranked one of
nation and nearly three d b the worst counties in the state for bicycle-
times the national related injuries and fatalities.
The numbers add up. Students who
ride their bicycles to campus and the 5
percent of Gainesville residents who bike
to work are riding in one of the country's
most dangerous areas for cycling.
And riding on campus is not much'
UPD statistics' show there have-been 59
bicycle accidents reported on campus since
2002, with 12 occurring this year.
Most accidents in the past five years
occurred on some of the campus' busiest
SG officials rally around increased student charges
* STUDENTS COULD PAY
$1,000 MORE EACH YEAR.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
After years of staunchly op-
posing UF tuition hikes, Student
Government officials are banding
together to support higher fees
through President Bernie Machen's
Academic Enhancement Program.
The program calls for charging
students an extra $1,000 a year on
top of their normal tuition price tags.
Next year's freshmen and transfer
students would be the first to pay
the fee, which would be funneled
toward hiring more professors and
Among the measure's support-
ers are Student Body President John
Boyles, SG lobby coordinator Jason
Lutin and Sen. Justin Bell.
Lutin said he supports the charge
because he wants UF to be "the flag-
ship university of the state."
"The No. 1 goal in SG is to make
sure students get the best educa-
tion," he said.
The fee must pass through the
Florida Legislature by May to go
into effect. Lutin said he wants the
charge implemented as soon as pos-
sible, and he's been working closely
with Boyles, UF administrators and
other SG officials to gather informa-
tion supporting the fee.
Boyles said he wants to ensure
students see the benefits of the
fee. He formed a group called the
Tuition Task Force Committee to
gather information about the fee,
and that organization is set to write
a Student Senate bill in support of
Student Bell, who is
Government the committee's
he wants to make sure the fee's ben-
efits are visible.
"For every dollar that goes
through this program, I want to
make it that we actually see it," Bell
said. "You want it to be something
where a student can walk up to
John Boyles and ask where every
dollar has gone and he can answer
it. That's what my committee was
designed to do."
Bell said the committee is work-
ing very closely with SG officials
and UF administrators.
Manny Femandez, who leads
UF's Board of Trustees, said he's
been in touch with several SG of-
ficials about the charge.
The board, which serves as UF's
top governing body, is set to con-
sider the fee at its meeting this week.
Fernandez supports the measure.
"I think the students today are
going to see the benefit without hav-
ing to pay, and the new students will
receive a better education," he said.
"If you want greatness, you have
to be able to step out of the normal
things that you're used to doing."
* UF safety Reggie
Nelson is known for
his big hits, and he
is the frequent star
of Hit City, a weekly
highlight video put
together by the UF
staff. His UF career,
however, may be in
its final stages.
See story, pg. 20.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
SNeil Sullivan, outgo-
ing dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences,
announced Monday af-
ternoon that English
Department Chairman John
Leavey will no longer hold
the post after Thursday.
See story, pg. 3.
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2, ALLIGATOR S TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
Prematurity Awareness Day
Plaza of the Americas, 10 a.m.
March of Dimes Collegiate
Council informs students
on prematurity, which has
increased 30 percent over the
past 20 years.
You CAN Make a Difference!
Reitz Union North Lawn, 10
University Habitat for
Humanity builds a house out
of soda cans to educate stu-
dents about its mission.
Reitz Union Colonnade, 10
Florida Free Culture hosts an
event in which students make
collages to raise awareness of
the intellectual property issues
involved in derivative works.
Daren Mooko Speaks
Reitz Union Rion Ballroom,
The Kaleidoscope Month
Speaker Series presents the
Civil Rights Speaker
SCSE E221, 6 p.m.
Indigenous rights advocate
Hector Perez-Pacheco will
speak on the healing spirit.
Warm weather expected
After enduring a few days of
winter chills and icy windshields,
Gainesville residents can start un-
zipping their jackets.
Although the Gainesville area
experienced blustery weather last
week, temperatures have been
creeping up over the last few days,
and regional weather experts say
they expect the city to stay relative-
ly warm through the beginning of
"It's not like up north, where
it's going to just turn cold and stay
cold," said Marie Trabert, a meteo-
rologist with the National Weather
Service in Jacksonville.
Gainesville temperatures are
Instead fluctuating this season,
thanks to a series of cold fronts
moving in and out of the city,
Trabert said. Another front is ex-
pected to approach the area over
the next few days, but it might not
come close enough to Gainesville
to bring a significant drop in tem-
"We're in a transition period,"
Trabert said, adding that this sea-
son's weather is slightly warmer
Usually, she said, the high
temperature for this time of year
is about 71 degrees, while the low
hovers somewhere around 47
degrees. Over the next few days,
the low--and high temperatures
are expected to be up to 10 degrees
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 3
English chairman dismissed
By ELIZABETH HILLAKER and CHAD SMITH will affect faculty confidence in administrators.
Alligator Writers "You can't keep on administrating the college o
UF English Department Chairman John Leavey
was dismissed from his position Monday, even after
most English professors expressed support for their
leader amid a budgeting crisis.
Leavey was dismissed from his role as chair-
man by College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean
Neil Sullivan, who announced his own resignation
earlier this month. Sullivan, who will leave his posi-
tion in January, could not be reached for comment.
Administrators said they couldn't speculate on the
reasons behind Leavey's dismissal, which comes
amid debate surrounding CLAS' $4 million deficit.
Sullivan wrote in an e-mail to English faculty that
Leavey's term will end Thursday. Before Sullivan
appoints an interim chairman, Associate Dean for
Faculty Affairs Allan Burns will take over as a tem-
porary leader for about two weeks.
The college will work with faculty members and
Joe Glover, who is set to replace Sullivan as interim
CLAS dean, to name an interim chairperson.
Under CLAS' five-year plan to fix its budget
problems, Leavey was scheduled to be dismissed
from his position by Fall 2007, although his term was
originally slated to end in 2008.
Leavey said in an interview that Sullivan's deci-
sion didn't surprise him, but he worries about how it
departments in this manner," said Leavey, who will
retain his post as a regular faculty member. "You are
not building up the trust of the faculty."
"If that trust is lacking, which it is, you are not
going to get anywhere," he added.
English professor Pamela Gilbert, who supports
keeping Leavey until his term is up, said Sullivan's
move has worsened faculty morale.
"You can't keep on administrating
the college or departments in this
UF English Department chairman
"They're shocked," Gilbert said. "They're horri-
But Glover, who currently serves as associate
provost for academic affairs, said he agrees with
Sullivan's decision. He added that he believes
Sullivan's move is a "very good example of shared
governance" the idea that faculty and administra-
tion both have a say in decisions.
Richard Burt, another English professor, sees it
differently, calling Leavey's removal a "declaration
of war on the English department."
Collision leaves man
in critical condition
By JAMES RIGNEY
Police have identified the
drivers of the three cars that hit a
bicyclist in northwest Gainesville
on Sunday night, but they have
not yet decided if they will charge
Melvin Rojas is in critical con-
dition at Shands at UF after being
hit by three different cars near
the 2400 block of Northwest 53rd
Avenue, according to police.
"His injuries are life-threat-
ening," said Sgt. Keith Kameg,
spokesman for the Gainesville
Police Department. "We sent
out our traffic homicide unit to
investigate. This is a very serious
Rojas first collided with a gold
Nissan Altima'at about 6 p.m.
The driver of the vehicle, who
was not named by police, did not
stay at the scene but called police
Rojas then collided with a Jeep
driven by UF graduate student
Local Nawrocki, who
News stayed at the scene
of the accident, de-
- ined to comment.
Rojas finally collided with a
1999 Mercury driven by 67-year-
old Gainesville resident Marlene
Austin left the scene of the ac-
cident but later contacted police.
She told police she didn't know
she had hit a person, Kameg
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4, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
UF rejects proposed
cut in sports money
* THE NCAA SAYS SPORTS
ARE GROWING TOO COSTLY.
By LIZ LEVINE
Alligator Contributing Writer
The NCAA recently sug-
gested that Division I colleges
cut spending on athletics, but UF
won't be cutting costs for sports
According to a press release,
NCAA President Myles Brand
and the 50-member Presidential
Task Force agree that the finan-
cial state of intercollegiate athlet-
ics needs adjustment.
According to research, sports
spending in some Division I
schools has exceeded the costs of
higher education by two to three
times in recent years.
However, UF athletics direc-
tor Jeremy Foley said he doesn't
think the NCAA should try to
dictate how much money schools
spend on sports.
"If I could find a budget to cut
that would make sense, yeah, I
would do it," he said.
The budget for sports at UF
stands at nearly $70 million
- a $5 million, increase from
last year's $65 million. But even
though the school spends this
much to maintain the success of
its athletic program, most ath-
letes still realize the importance
of a good education, Foley said.
The graduation rate of athletes
at UF is 91 percent, compared fb
the national average of 77 per-
cent, he said.
"I think a majority of our
athletes are taking advantage of
the opportunities we're giving
to them," Foley said. "I think
the academic reputation of this
school helps us in all sports."
Gregg Troy, the head coach of
the men's and women's swim-
ming teams, thinks it is unneces-
sary to cut spending on sports.
"I think a lot of the money is
spent on their academic experi-
ence," he said. "I think it gives
them a lot of help and gives them
Troy said he thinks there
should be different courses of-
fered for athletes seeking profes-
sional athletic careers, and there
should be a specific curriculum
to help shape their skills.
"In some ways, they're not
much different than someone
who comes to school to be a doc-
tor or a lawyer," Troy said. "It's
their chosen vocation. There are
certain skills they need to have."
A good academic program
combined with a good athletic
program enhances the school's
image, he said.
"It creates a feeling of cama-
raderie among alumni," he said.
"It creates pride for the organiza-
Reggie Lewis; a sociology
senior on the UF football team,
is taking advantage of his edu-
cational opportunity in college.
But he doesn't think athletes get
"They need to spend more,"
he said. "We do too much for
the school, and we don't get no
Willie Perry, a sprinter on the
men's track and field team, said
he thinks some schools spend
too much money on sports. But
UF, he said, should spend more
money on its athletic program.
"I think they should spend as
much money on other sports as
they do on football," Perry said.
He thinks athletes should be
paid because of the publicity they
bring to the school.
Chris Richard, a sociology
senior on the men's basketball
team, is also taking advantage of
his academic experience.
"I think a lot of the money
is spent on their academic
experience. I think it gives
them a lot of help and
gives them unique oppor-
UF's men's and women's swim-
ming head coach
"I'm in my fourth year here, so
it would be dumb for me to come
this far and quit," he said.
But if he could have left early
he would have.
"I didn't think that I was in a
good enough situation to leave
early," he said.
Sports are important to UF be-
cause of the publicity they bring
to the school, Richard said.
Particularly,. he said more
money should go toward travel
expenses, practice facilities and
equipment. In addition, he said
athletes should be treated as em-
While the NCAA thinks col-
leges should cut sports spending,
some athletes and' administrators
believe just the opposite.
"We need to be paid," Richard
said. "We are too busy to get jobs.
Our sports are like jobs because
of the amount of time we put into
Big sports, big money
Last year's UF sports
budget: $65 million
This year's UF sports
budget: almost $70
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28; 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 5
CNN anchor encourages students to follow dreams
* BETTY NGUYEN ESCAPED
By ALEX TIEGEN
Betty Nguyen's American dream
began when she and her family
boarded a plane flying out of war-
torn Saigon during the Vietnam
She stopped in three refugee
camps before landing in Texas.
"I was able to grow in a land of
luck and prosperity, instead of living
in a grass hut in poverty which
many Vietnamese still live in today,"
The CNN anchor and philan-
thropist told more than 60 people
Monday night in the Reitz Union
Grand Ballroom to find a career they
were passionate about; even if their
parents tried to force a job on them.
She said her parents had pres-
sured her to become a lawyer, but
she wanted to write and tell stories.
"That was my American dream,"
Nguyen..joined CNN in 2004.
She anchors the station's weekend
morning-news programs. She con-
tributed to the network's award-
winning series on Hurricane Katrina
and its aftermath, and she covered
the same month.
always told her
how lucky she
4 was to live in
Nguyen the truth hit her
hard when she
returned to Vietnam in 1998. She
was shocked to see people eating
food while floating atop the flooded
Mekong Delta. She co-founded
the Help the Hungry organization
partly because of what she saw on
"Be proud of your roots,"
Nguyen said. "Stand proud of who
The event was sponsored by
Kaleidoscope Month, the Asian
American Student Union and
Accent. It cost $8,000.
By DOMINICK TAO
Students in Gainesville may soon
have three local government positions
reserved for them.
The Gainesville City Commission
voted Monday to create an advisory
board for students and city residents
to solve com-
Gainesville City mon issues
like bar closing
disputes between landlords and ten-
Three of the six seats on the board
will be reserved specifically for UF and
Commissioner Jack Donovan called
the ordinance "poorly written" and re-
fused to approve it, but Commissioner
Ed Braddy led the argument for the
ordinance, which was approved 6-1
but still needs secondary approval at
the next City Commission meeting.
Josh Weiss, UF's Student Senate
president, was at the meeting to give
the commissioners kudos for this lat-
est effort to improve the relationship
between students and the community.
Speaker shares Native American culture
By STEPHANIE SAINTONGE
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF's Native American Tribal
brought community activist Hector
Perez-Pacheco to campus Monday
night to talk about "The Warrior
Spirit" and the importance of taking
an active role in the community.
Perez-Pacheco, a Los Angeles
resident, said he has been speaking
at universities around the country
because he believes it is his duty to
share his knowledge and culture
with young people.
"A lot of destruction is happen-
ing," he said. "We have the sacred
right and obligation to protect the
community ... for this generation
and seven generations to come."
He touched on current issues
such as pollution, global warming
and apathy among young people.
Before making his speech, he
called on his ancestors as well as
the audience's by burning sage in
a seashell and wafting the smoke
over each of his audience members
as they stood still, their hands out-
N.A.T.I.O.N. President Adam
Recvlohe said it cost $500 to bring
Perez-Pacheco to the university. The
event's goal was to spread a positive
message about indigenous people,
Perez-Pacheco will speak again
tonight at 6 p.m., this time on
"Healing the Spirit." The speech will
be held in the Computer Science and
Engineering Building, Room E221.
burns sage in a sea-
shell while calling on
his ancestors before
speaking on campus
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doesn't justify salary
We're No. 6! We're No. 6! Yes, ladies and gentle-
men, UF has finally broken into the ranks of the
top-10 public universities for executive com-
pensation, that is. UF President Bernie Machen took home
$730,676 this year, making him the sixth -highest-paid
president at a state school.
That's fine by.us. With the university swimming in
money drowning in it, really there's no reason he
shouldn't get that gold-plated Lexus with the spinning
rims and the built-in plasma screen TVs. Hell, he deserves
two of them.
Wait, what's that? UF's broke, you say? The College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences is racking up a multimillion-dol-
lar deficit? Hmm. Well, we guess that changes things.
We have no problem with high pay for high achievers.
UF coach Urban Meyer, for example, makes $2 million a
year but we're 11-1 with an outside shot at a national
championship. A very outside shot. But that's not the
point. The point is, he's worth the money.
Machen, on the other hand? Not so much. Sure,he talks
a good game more professors, more advisers, more
prestige. But what has he actually done for UF students?
Well, let's see. There was his mandatory online alcohol
course. His $400,000 marketing campaign. Oh, and those
posters outside the Marston Science Library you know,
the ones with Bernie straddling his motorcycle, reading a
book. Which seems unsafe, by the way.
Meanwhile, the university is struggling. Classes are
still too big. We still have too few advisers, too few profes-
sors and more graduate students teaching classes than you
can shake a stick at.
And let's not forget CLAS. It's floundering, thanks in
part to the administration's negligence.
We've got nothing against Bernie Mahen. He's a nice
guy. But by any standard his, ours, you name it his
tenure as president has been a mixed bag. He just hasn't
accomplished what he set out to do in 2004, when he came
to Gainesville from the University of Utah.
We've heard of the hands-offs managerial style, but
Machen takes it a step too far. Think about it. He channels
millions of dollars into new slogans, TV ads and a "grand
football entryway" for the Swamp but sits on his hands
as UF's biggest college racks up crippling debts.
Or maybe he's just obsessed with image. That would
explain,the top-10 campaign and all the sucking up
to U.S. News & World Report that goes with it. In fact,
Machen's fixation on appearances explains a lot.
Take the case of John Hall, the business lecturer who
may have taught a class under the influence. He has a his-
tory of substance abuse, but UF didn't ask him to resign
until video of Hall's performance became a minor sensa-
tion on YouTube.com and VHl's "Best Week Ever" blog.
That's the problem with Machen's image obsession
- not only does it get in the way of running the univer-
sity, but it doesn't even work. In the end, UF still ends up
But not to worry. Here at the Alligator, we've devised
an appropriately symbolic gesture to fix things.
Machen should take $355,830 of his compensation
package and give it to CLAS. That would pay for a handful
of professors and leave Machen with the average salary for
public university presidents which makes sense for a
thoroughly average public university president like him.
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Get out of Iraq now, while we still can
he time has come and passed for us to pull
out of Iraq. We should have pulled out months ago,
after the 2,000th serviceman was killed. We should
have pulled out after the Abu Ghraib scandal. We should
have pulled out after President Bush proclaimed "Mission
Accomplished" cue the wink and salute in his fancy
We never should have gone in the first place.
Great Britain, Italy and Poland have just announced
they're pulling out their troops. Sectarian violence is
pushing Iraq closer to civil war every day. The Iraqis are
bombing each other and burning each other alive and
that's just in the past week.
Even the American architects of "Operation Iraqi
Freedom" or whatever we're. calling it this week'
- don't know the fundamental religious and political dif-
ferences between the Sunnis and the Shiites. No wonder
we're stuck in this quagmire.
We've now been in Iraq longer than we were in World
War II. Yep, in the amount of time it once took us to hop-
scotch the Pacific and defeat European fascism, we haven't
even been able to set up an adequate puppet government
A poll recently conducted by the University of
Maryland found that more than 70 percent of Iraqis want
American troops out of their country. Johns Hopkins
University reported that more than 650,000 Iraqis have
now been killed many of them civilians.
And now Sen. John McCain wants to send over more
troops, and Rep. Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the
draft? Both are huge mistakes and will just get more
people killed for nothing.
And now the 'war triangle" has emerged: Iraq is ask-
ing Iran to help stop the violence
.J* in Iraq, while the United States
tries to hold both countries' hands
through it all.
OK, I'm a little confused. Iraq
and Iran haven't always gotten
Jessica Holland along they had that little war
Jess Suggests for eight years in the '80s. And
email@example.com the United States definitely isn't
getting along with Iran. So what's
the deal? Are we actually able to
put aside our differences to help out the Iraqi people? It all
sounds too good to be true so it probably is.
We've lost the battle, and it's time for us to realize that
and bring our troops home.
Although it's not exactly fair for us to invade a country
and then just leave when the going gets tough, well, we
never should have invaded in the first place. We can't
undo the past, but we can keep the present from getting
And if we stay in Iraq, it will get worse, just like it's
gotten worse every month we've been there for more than
three years now.
Maybe if we'd gotten those armored tanks and body ar-
mor for our troops, we could have been successful. Maybe
if we'd actually raised taxes to support a war unheard
of, I know. Or maybe if we'd spent more than $2 billion a
week in Iraq.
Coulda, would, should. But it's too late for all that
now. Our best option now for Iraq and the United States
- is to get out while we still can.
Jessica Holland is a German and economics junior. Her
column appears on Tuesdays.
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Letter to the i,: :.
Draft would give young people a chance to serve
This may come as a shock to -the Alligator, but I have
no problem with the government reinstating the draft.
In fact, that's probably my only way of getting into the
I've sought out recruiters from all four major military
branches the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines
- only to be rejected by every one on the basis that I
have "too many tattoos."
Why, you ask, would I want to join the military in a
time of such turbulence, controversy and bloodshed? Is
it because I'm one of those crazies who still supports the
war in Iraq?.Nope.
I've believed from the beginning that invading Iraq
was a huge mistake. Nevertheless, I'd still volunteer for
service there in a heartbeat.
Again; I assure you, I'm not crazy. I just have an over-
whelming sense of gratitude toward this great country
for everything it has given me from the great educa-
tion I've been fortunate enough to receive to the free-
dom to dissent on issues I disagree with. Now I want to
give something back.
This great nation is responsible for everything I have
and everything I am.
Therefore, I consider it my duty as an American
- whether I disagree with current policy or not to of-
fer my services to the group that has battled endlessly to
provide and protect my freedoms. I just wish everyone
else felt the same way.
8, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
Motorists held less accountable in accidents
BIKE, from page 1
streets: Museum Road had the
most bike accidents with 17, while
Gale Lemerand Drive has had
And when it comes to fault,
these accidents follow a jolting
trend. This year, only two of the
12 accidents were the fault of the
cyclist. Over the past five years,
cars have been to blame in about
three-quarters of all accidents.
UF sculpture junior Julian
Castro rides his bike a blue
cruiser he dubbed "Wally"
- around campus daily, though
he's had several close calls with
He was stopped and ticketed
last year for not using lights while
cycling on campus at night and
elected to attend UPD's Bicycle
Traffic Safety School, a-class the
department has put on since 1994
for cyclists who receive a citation
for breaking traffic laws.
He said the class, which lasted
about an hour and a half, taught
several bike laws but not how to
anticipate dangers and avoid col-
He said it also emphasized
riding on the sidewalk, a practice
that is prohibited for bikes in some
"They tried to sway you away
from riding on the road," he said.
"It was very frustrating. We were
being told all of this, but motorists
aren't told that bikes have a place
on the road."
He isn't the only one who feels
that way. Some believe current
traffic education programs are in-
adequate because they only target
half of the danger: the cyclists.
"The whole emphasis is on
bikers," Lizaso said. "What about
people who are just driving
through the bike lane?"
Lt. Robert Wagner, UPD's sta-
tistics officer, said most bicycle
accidents on campus occur when
motorists fail to see cyclists.
However, UPD's class is only
offered for ticketed cyclists.
Ticketed motorists take a separate
driving school that includes few
instructions on how to share the
road with cyclists.
Dekova Batey, bicycle/
pedestrian program coordina-
tor for the city's Public Works
Department, said the city's bike
training, pamphlets and programs
are targeted for both cyclists and
"The messages are targeted to
different audiences cyclists and
automobiles," he said. "There are
programs for all motorists in the
Committees like the Bicycle/
Pedestrian Advisory Board allow
citizens to make recommendations
to commissioners about possible
improvements for bike safety, he
However, some think bicycle
and pedestrian education. pro-
grams only work on problems
with pedestrians or cyclists not
Jim Jones, Bostick's research ad-
viser and a professor in agronomy
department, said, "There's clearly
a need to be doing more."
According to the Florida
Uniform Traffic Control Law,
bicycles and motor vehicles are
for the Florida Bicycle Association,
said motorist penalties for careless
or reckless driving rarely compen-
sate for cyclist injury or death.
Motorists involved in cyclist fa-
talities are sometimes prosecuted
for careless or reckless driving.
If convicted of reckless driving,
a criminal infraction, the motor-
ist most likely will serve a jail
sentence. Careless driving, a civil
infraction, doesn't take the sever-
ity of the crash into consideration
and typically involves a fine and
"In the vast majority of cases, the cyclist is doing
everything right, and is the type of cyclist we promote
and want people to emulate. They suffer injury and the
driver receives no punishment worthy of the impact."
board president for the Florida Bicycle Association
Bikes are legally defined as
vehicles and must obey every
law pertaining to motor vehicles,
as well as several bicycle-specific
Few -laws mandate special rules
between bicycles and motor ve-
One of these laws, enforced
statewide since Oct. 1, requires
motor vehicles to give bicycles at
least a 3-foot clearance on the road.
Drivers that get too close will have
to pay court costs and a $60 fine
and will earn three points on their
'However, police officers must
actually see the violation to be able
to enforce the law.
Wagner said in the case of a
crash between a bicycle and a car
violating the law, the car driver
will be ticketed for the violation. In
the case of cyclist injury or death,
no special classes or extra viola-
tions are added on, he said.
Mighk Wilson, board president
"In the vast majority of cases,
the cyclist is doing everything
right and is the type of cyclist
we promote and want people to
emulate," Wilson said. "They suf-
fer injury,-and the driver receives
no punishment worthy of the
Wagner said UPD enforcement
of bike laws has increased in re-
cent years, although some believe
enforcement on campus is unbal-
anced towards cyclists.
Jones said police officers
should enforce traffic laws more
consistently for both cyclists and-
"I've seen them ticketing bi-
cycles," he said, "but haven't seem
them ticket cars for being rude or
turning in front of bicycles."
Wilson said police officers hold
cyclists to a higher standard than
motorists, possibly because offi-
cers are not trained to understand
"We don't hold motorists ac-
countable for their behavior," he
said. "We don't say, 'Enough is
The path ahead
Jones, along with several fac-
ulty members and students, has
organized five bicycle safety meet-
ings since Bostick's death.
During the meetings, the group
discussed what could be done to
increase cycling awareness around
the campus and the city.
"I'm finding it's tough to sit
down and try and do this," he said.
"There's a need for these kinds of
tragedies to be taken to heart."
Jones suggested incoming
freshmen.be required by the uni-
versity to take a bike safety course,
much like the mandatory course
for freshmen on alcohol abuse.
With this, new students would be
given information on the state's
bike laws and safety advice.
Lizaso, who also attended the
meetings, has several other ideas
for measures the city could take to
ensure safer streets.
He said bike lanes should be
separated from roads by a small
curb. Currently, most bike lanes
are only separated from motor ve-
hicles lanes by a line of paint.
He added that such a measure
would help prevent accidents like
Bostick's from happening again.
Though the League of
American Bicyclists has given
Gainesville several Bicycle
Friendly Community awards
starting in 2003 based on the city's
roadway projects and commuting
statistics, Lizaso said Gainesville is
not a bike-friendly city.
Castro disagreed. He said it is
one of the better towns he's been
in for bike safety, though the city
could do more. He said he believes
education for everybody is more
important than more lanes or
"It's not enough to be given a
bike lane," he said. "There needs to
be motorist education. Bike safety
shouldn't just be for cyclists."
Florida had 124
- the most in the
nation and nearly
three times the
according to a
which has more
than twice as many
people, had 115.
acquired from UPD
show there have
been 59 bicycle
on campus since
2002, with 12
occurring this year.
mThis year, only
two of the 12
the fault of the
cyclists. Over the
past five years,
cars have been
at fault in about
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9
More shelter for homeless
* ST. FRANCIS HOUSE WILL ADD 60
BEDS FOR HOMELESS THIS WINTER.
By DOMINICK TAO
When the temperature drops this winter,
some of Gainesville's honieless won't be left
out in the cold.
City commissioners on Monday unani-
mously voted to spend $25,000 on temporary
housing for the homeless, starting Dec. 1.
Jim Hencin, the city's block grant manag-
er, recommended the funds be split between
two programs to shelter the homeless when
the temperature drops below 45 degrees.
Half of the money will go to St. Francis
House, a local homeless shelter and soup
kitchen. St. Francis House's normal occu-
pancy is 35, but the extra money will provide
for 60 additional beds during cold weather.
"We're just excited to get this started us-
ing whatever resources we have," said Kent
Vann, St. Francis House's executive director.
The other half of the money will pay for
motel room vouchers prepaid coupons
that will allow homeless residents to rent
beds in local motels.
Gail Monahan, director of the Alachua
County Housing Authority, said the $12,500
from the city would be enough for 595 home-
less people to spend one night in local mo-
tels, counting for two guests for each room
There are about 1,200 homeless people in
Gainesville, according to a count conducted
by the Alachua County
S Coalition for the Homeless
SBraddy said he would
have preferred to see more
motel rooms available for
"It sounds like the
voucher is a better sys-
tem," he said. "It gives back a little dig-
nity and lets these people choose where they
want to go." /
However, Hencin said St. Francis House,
although less private, is more cost effective
and provides other services, like free meals.
To let the homeless population know
about the city's cold-weather shelters,
city officials will be notifying the Alachua
County Office on Homelessness and sending
e-mail messages to local churches and home-
Online shoppers should
be wary of purchases
By ANDREW STANFILL
Alligator Contributing Writer
Online consumers spend millions
of dollars each day, buying everything
from books to electronics. But buy-
ers should beware not everything
available for purchase online is legiti-
Web sites such as eBay and
Amazon often-feature advertisements
for bargains that seem too good to be
true and in some cases they are.
For photographers looking for
high-speed and high-capacity memo-
ry cards, Web sites like eBay may pro-
vide good prices. But some products
may be fakes.
Bootleggers have found ways to
imitate the look of the cards, and they
often sacrifice quality for quantity.
For instance, bootleg copies of
the Sandisk Ultra II CompactFlash
memory card, popular among digital
camera users for its speed, are prolif-
These bootleg versions, seen on
eBay and other online sites, can be de-
ceiving the exterior of the fake card
and packaging look almost identical
to the real thing.
Public But these bootleg cop-
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for 25 years and has been using digital
cameras for the past six. He uses the
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the speed at which I captured im-
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Today's issue of InsideUlF is
the last for the fall term. \With a
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our belt. I thought it would be a
good time for us to have a chat, so
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been busy with drafting an overall
internal communications plan for
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in the plan. The main goal of
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of people. places and events
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President's House open as rental for special UF events
Looking for that distinctive, one-of-a-
kind place to host a special event? Look no
farther than West University Avenue. For
the first time in its history, the University
of Florida President's House is available for
Since President and Mrs. Machen
moved off-campus in August, the house has
been open for university-sponsored occa-
sions for anywhere from five to 500 people.
The property may be used to host confer-
ences, retreats, themed parties, meetings, .
fundraisers or alumni gatherings.
"President and Mrs. Machen wanted
the property to remain a vital part of the
University of Florida," said Robin Frey,
director of presidential events. "They
decided it should serve as an exciting and
unique event venue for the entire campus
Rental fees range from $500 to $1,400,
depending on the number of guests: The
money will be used to enhance the event
space and to fund projects above and be-
yond the normal scope of UF maintenance..
"All maintenance and improvements
have been, and will continue to be, consis-
tent with UF's sustainability initiative. Our
ultimate goal is to attain certification as a
green building and serve as a model for the
entire campus," Frey said.
So far, the University of Florida
Foundation, the Alumni Association, the
College of Business Center for Entrepre-
,- -:. ..-
The President's House on West University Avenue now serves as an event venue for the
University of Florida campus.
neurship and Innovation, and the College
of Education all have rented the President's
President Machen is the first UF
president not to live in the house since it
was built in 1953. The 7,610-square-foot
house will continue to have a traditional
residential appearance and still will be used
for official events hosted by President and
"Future UF presidents will still have the
option of residing in the house," Frey said.
Anyone wishing to use the President's
House should complete a reservation
request and must agree to use an approved
caterer. To submit a reservation request
or to take a look at the President's House
photo gallery, visit the President's House
Web site at www.president.ufl.edu/house.
By Panagiota Papakos
IT task force reviewing computing structures at UF
The IT Governance Task Force is cur-
rently working to improve the computing
environment at the University of Florida by
reviewing how all technology systems and
inputs will be made across campus.
"What we're attempting to do is like the
U.S. Constitution, create a set of guidelines
on how to make IT decisions," said Marc
Hoit, interim chief information officer and
professor of civil engineering.
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out to various committees and groups that
oversee different sectors of technology on
campus, such as academic technology, IT staff
"We already have some committee
structures in place, but we need to create
additional groups," he said, noting the task
force will recommend where and how student
and faculty input will be utilized, for example
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cleoproteins in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Germ
Cell Development eaturing Gregg Matera Case
Western Reserve University Can cer and Genetics
Research Complex Auditorium, Room C/G 101
7:30 p.m.. School of Music flute ensemble
concert, University Auditorium
7:30 p.m., School of Music orchestra concert,
9 a m., UF Shands Cancer Center seminar, "Modu-
lation of Sulfotransterase Enzymes: A Possible
in areas like architecture, infrastructure and
The university has a few active informa-
tion technology advisory committees, specifi-
cally for security, networking and academics,
but the task force will work to create a more
structured environment for managing and
implementing technology decisions. The task
force expects to complete its work by next fall.
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7:30 p.m.. School of Music chamber music
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Junior in film and media studies defies a
The way Shaun Spalding sees it, talent is just
one component of greatness. The real secret,
he said, is to try new things regularly and keep
working at them.
"I'm not really that great at any one thing,
but I have never been limited by my perceived
lack of talent," said the Bronx native who now
calls Orlando home. "I am always willing to
Spalding's professors disagree that he lacks
"He's being coy," said Ralf Remshardt, one
of Spalding's mentors and a professor of theater
and dance who has taught Spalding in several
courses, including a playwriting workshop.
Now in his third year at the University of
Florida studying film and media, Spalding
already has received some exciting attention.
His one-act play "Because the Boss Said So"
was produced by both the Hippodrome State.
Theatre in Gainesville and the Horizon Theatre
Company in Atlanta.
He's also composing a musical as part of an
Nobel Prize winner
to speak at commencement
University of Florida alumnus and
Nobel Prize winner Robert Grubbs will be
the keynote speaker
at the university's first
Ceremony for students
Grubbs won the
Nobel Prize in chem-
istry in 2005 for his
work in metathesis,
an organic reaction
in which atoms are stripped from certain
compounds and combined with others to
create customizable molecules. Grubbs will
be awarded an honorary doctor of science
degree during the ceremony, which will
take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, in
the O'Connell Center.
For details on all of UF's fall com-
mencement ceremonies, visit the Web at
Floridance will present its fall showcase
"Come on Closer" at 7 p.m., Saturday,
Dec. 2, in the Phillips Center for the
Florida Gym Room 1
7:30 p.m., School of Music choral union con-
cert, University Auditorium
4 p.m., School of Music prep strings concert,
"Ten Plus Ten- Revisiting Pattern & Decora-
tion (P&D)," sampling of works by 10 artists,
through Jan. 12, University Gallery
"Photographing Paris," selection of photos.by UF
Honors students, through Jan. 12, Focus Gallery
a film and
prefers to try
his "hand at a
lot of things."
independent study course, though he says he
is at a standstill until he finds a serious piano
player to help him with the more complex parts.
Remshardt will take over the supervision of this
study in the spring.
A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, Spald-
ing dabbles in Web site design, graphic art,
Floridance was founded in the 1970s
as the University of Florida's first dance
company. At the time, members were
chosen from dancers in UF's College of
Dance. Today, auditions are open to any
UF student. Floridance members, who
have advanced studio training in ballet and
contemporary ballet and modern and lyri-
cal dance, choreograph their own dances.
For more information on this free
performance, contact Rachel Hummel at
UF student earns
Murray Scholar title
For the fourth year in a row, a Univer-
sity of Florida College of Journalism and
dent has been named
a Murray Scholar.
Senior John W.
Cox recently earned
the prestigious title
from the Jim Murray
Murray helped found
Sports Illustrated and
won a Pulitzer Prize John W. Cox
for his commentary.
Cox joins six students from such
universities as North Carolina-Chapel Hill
and Columbia in being named Murray
Scholars this year.
"Visual Communication with the Gods: Hindu
Art in Context through Jan. 12 Grinter Galleri
2 p.m., Floridance Fall Showcase
7:30 p.m., Danza
7:30 p.m., "Hairspray"
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., "Cinderella"
7-30 p.m., The Boston Brass and the All-Stars
single artistic label
writing, composing, acting, singing, directing
and comedy. But he won't be tied down by any
"I think the term 'art' is very loaded. It usu-
ally signifies something esoteric, pretentious or
not entertaining. The label 'comedian,' implies
expectations that really can't be fulfilled by a lot
of people. Right now I am trying my hand at a
lot of things." Spalding said.
Spalding is interested in the intersection
between artistic technology and entertainment.
He currently is working on a music video for
his band, Inuit Jargon, that features the group
dancing with a 3-D robot. Spalding animated
the robot and choreographed the dance.
He hopes to study entertainment law at UF's
Levin College of Law, and he plans to continue
producing films, regardless of whether he ever
sees any money for them.
"I like spectacular stuff that will make
people pay attention," Spalding said, "re-
gardless of content."
By Mindy Morris
IFAS dean for research
addresses world food seminar
Mark McLellan, Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences dean for research,
in October spoke at the 2006 World
Food Prize International Symposium,
a three-day event that culininates with
presentation of the World Food Prize, an
award sometimes re- .
ferred to as the Nobel -,6.
Prize for food produc- -,
tion and agriculture.
only speaker from the i .
University of Florida,
discussed how tech-
nologies used after
harvest can impact
food production. Mark McLellan
tion, packaging and transportation are all
involved when raw materials are trans-
formed to foods and food ingredients.
The 2006 symposium marked the
20th anniversary of the World Food-
Prize. The award was created by Nobel
Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug,
known as the father of the Green Revolu-
.-tion for developing higher-yielding cereal
. grains in the mid-20th century. His work
helped transform agriculture in devel-
oping nations and saved millions-of
people from starvation.
Big Band's "A Stan Kenton Christmas"
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m, Dance Alive rJational
Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
2 p.m.. Dance Alive National Ballet's "The
2 p.m., Levin College of Law Commencement,
Special Pay Plan
to take effect this week
On Wednesday. a Specal Pay Plan
that applies to employees separating
from the untiersin- with sick or
vacation leave payments of $2,000
or more will go into effect. Visit dhe
Web at www.hr.ufl.edu/benefits/
specialpayplan.htm for more
Personal leave days
to be used in December
On FridaN. Dec 1. all TEAMS cm-
ploaees and 12-month Academic
Personnel wv.ill be credited with fo-ur
personal leave days to be u'ed Dec.
2)-3 1 v. hen the uni ersir- closes f(or
the holidays. Es'enrial personnel. as
determined bi- LF \ice presidents jn
coordination with dearis. directors and
department chairs. who are required
to work during rhi; rime and unable
to use all or a portion of their personal
lea.e Jday. may rake the rimc from
Dec. 1. 2006. through lone 30. 200-
For more information, sec the Novem-
ber issue of Inft;ator at w-ww.hr.ufl.
Dec. 31 deadline for
Employees taking part in medical
andlor dependent da\--care reimburse-
ment account plan for the year 2006
have until Dec. 31 to spend the money
in their accounts or fort;feit the funds.
The deadline to tile for rtemburse-
ment is n-pically in mid-April of the
new calendar year. Contact Unmersiry
Benefits and Retirement at 392-1225
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more informa-
UF employees' children
may get tuition aid
The Universin' of Florida's Higher
Education Opporrunir t(HEOG program
provides children c.of randonym chosen
full-time TE-NIS employee's with
tuition assistance for an undergraduate
education at the lini ersic of Florida.
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%ill select torn a pool of eligible HEO
applicants 56l TLANIS employees to
rtae parr in this program. Each eligible
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Make sure they've got what you REALLY
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w/rent at the best apartment complexes.
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Gated*close to UF
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
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closets, full bath, wash/dry, pool view, gym,
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LUXURY 2/2 CONDO
W/D, DW, walk-in closets. Pool and BBQ
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New 3BR/2.5BA. Golf, gated, $1200/mo.
Available now. Near SFCC. Call Leslie 954-
* 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY $450/mo
* 1BR APT $550/mo
Avail now. Tower & Archer, bus line, pvt, lin-
ens, dishes, utils, TV cable incl. NS, no pets,
female pref. Each $250 dep. Betty 372-1191
Non-smoking female roommate wanted.
3/2 house, fireplace, screen porch, fenced
yard. Cable TV, wireless internet, utilities
included. Nice neighborhood, swim, tennis,
fitness room. Call Melissa 706-766-5682
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring leases available incl util, eth, meals
& parking. Only 1 block from campus. 377-
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8 1 furnished
Fully furnished apt. Need female roommate
for spring/summer lease. Beautiful, spacious
3BR/3BA, big walk-in closets & kitchen.
Close to campus. Luxuriuos and affordable.
Call 727-271-3478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 BR/1 BA available in a 2BR/2BA townhouse.
Mill Pond, fully furnished, on bus route. Pool,
tennis court, $450/mo includes utils & high-
speed internet. Call 561-789-2822 or 561-
OAKBROOK CONDO FOR RENT
2BR/2BA. Completely updated and fur-
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per bedroom. Call 561-714-8897 12-6-10-1
Very large fully furn room in very nice house
w/2 grad students. $110/wk + 1/3 util. Call
Walk to campus 4BR/1.5BA. Individual
leases, utils included. 375/mo. Call 278-9347
4BR/4BA. Individual leases. Fully furnished,
utils included, W/D. $375/mo. Call 278-9347
1-2 Rooms in elegant home, walk to UF. A/C,
W/D, parking, full use of house, housemates
Included. $400/rm + utilities. Meg 371-1456
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Room in a 3/3 at The Estates
Nice roommates for $504 a month. Call Katie
at 321-946-3266. Thanks. 12-4-5-1
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
Across from UF!
Studios and 1 BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
dll For Rent
le U unfurnished
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
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1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included! Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 12-6-72-2
New Year, New Place Downtown!
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
Alarm*Washer & Dryer*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
*SUN ISLAND APTO
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $500/mo*02-1 from $550/mo
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $505 to $605. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 12-6-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!I
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Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2 -
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
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charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included.
Wood floors. With Parking. By Private
Owner. 538-2181 Iv message 12-6-72-2
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS! .
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 12-6-72-2
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Only 1.5 miles to UF
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Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
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D/W, Pets Ok
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Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
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Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
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Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
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Why spend more? 372-8100
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Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 12-
We Love Pets
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FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
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24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF -
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$549-$835 Call 376-1248
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Free UF Parking!
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FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
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FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
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30+ Properties Available!
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*Leasing Now and Jan!*
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Luxury 1/1 wl WIDI
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Leasing for Spring*367-9910
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
NEAR CAMPUS 1013 SW 4th Ave. 4BR/
2BA, 2 story. Gorgeous large home. W/D,
new H A/C, hardwood floors & walls. Many
more. features $2120/mo + util. Call Bob 275-
1259; firstname.lastname@example.org 12-6-32-2
HOUSES, DUPLEXES, CONDOS OR
TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT. Walk/bike/bus
to campus. Neat, clean. Good quality. Visit
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call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
1, 2 & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $750
Spacious, separate dining room, patios,
large laundry rooms, cent H/AC, Italian tile,
verticles, DW, W/D hk-ups. Must see. Call
COLLEGE PARK APT
Private, spacious 1/1 avail Jan. <5 min walk
to UF campus. Utilities incl. $689/mo. Pets
ok. Call 813-695-2459 11-30-16-2
2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep 352-374-3890
2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1 BR apt w/pvt courtyard shaded
by large oak trees in quiet professional
complex. Pets arranged. Rent starting at
$435/mo. Call 352-377-2150 please Iv mssg.
WALK TO UF
TAYLOR SQUARE APTS.
621 SW 10th St. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse.
Rent incl hi-spd internet, W/D, etc. $1200/
mo. Call 692-4066 12-6-18-2
1st MONTH FREE!!!
1 BR Villas Starting @ $509. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 12-6-16-2
3BRs in 3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened bal-
conies. Females only. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, pool, gym, tennis &
other amen. $250 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
for Spring Semester. Poolside apartment
for only $524 a month. Please call 904-434-
GATOR PLACE APARTMENTS
3600 SW 23rd St. 1.5 miles to Shands/VA
2BR/1BA, $650/mo. 372-0507 12-6-15-2
***NO LEASE REQUIRED***
1 BR/1 BA available in 2BR/2BA
$420/mb utils, HS internet & cable FREE
At Sparrow off Tower Road
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
JAN AVAILABILITY ACROSS FROM
SHANDS Newly renovated 2B/1BA condo
New flooring, paint, fixtures & appliances.
Just steps from ShandsNA/Vet/Dental. Bus
route $850/mo 352-514-8813, 352-494-7707
*****5 MINS TO UFO****
3BR/2BA, garage, FL rm, wd firs, carpet,
vaulted ceiling, fenced yd, exc cond Avail
now. 1 mo free rent. $1200. No pets. 352-373-
6080, 352-281-4774, email@example.com.
Walk to Shands, Vet school, VA. 2BR $650
Pvt owner former Summit House. Pool, CHA,
laundry, quiet, very spacious, carpet, clean.
ALSO $800/mo Avail 12/1 renovated, all
new. 352-376-0080 or 352-284-3873 12-
SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
CAPSTONE QUARTERS 2/2 condo, W/D
incl, pool, close to campus. Avail Jan 1st.
$800/mo. ALSO 0 1 male BR at UTW,
$425/mo incl everything. Ask about move-in
specials. Short term leases avail. 373-0874
3BR/3BA townhome. Washer/dryer connec-
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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 $950/mo. Wood floors,
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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-
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route. W/D. Ideal for family or graduate living.
ONLY $1000/MO. Call Elizabeth 359-0133
**1BR/1BA**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
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
HOUSE FOR RENT
2BR/1BA, 6 blocks from UF. 1 block from
Mother Earth. New CH/A, $700/mo. 352-
Duplex close to the University and Shands.
1710 SW 38th Terr. 2BR/1BA, 780 sq ft.
Storage room 180 sq ft, 200 sq ft screened
porch. fenced backyard. Carport. W/D.
$725/nio + $400 deposti. 352-372-3131 1-
S For Rent
Beautiful Townhouses Available:
Bivens Forest 2/2.5 Overlooking pool, W/D,
Storage ++ $800/mo.
Cricket Club 3/2.5 w/Carport, Scr. Porch,
Pool, Tennis, & Gym. $995.00/mo
Magnolia Place 2/2.5 Wooded View, Pool,
Tennis, Gym $950/mo
Eagles Landing 2/2.5 Upscale, Granite &
Stainless in Kitchen $1350/mo.
Union Properties, Inc.
373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 12-
Quiet Hawthorne Reserve off University
Avenue Several Units Completely
Refurbished Available! Large 3/2.5w/Carport,
Fireplace, Pool & Clubhouse, Cardio Center.
Wooded Setting. ShortTerm OK. $1300/ mo.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
Walk to UF from Taylor Square
1 or 2 BR units Only one year old.
Union Properties, Inc.
373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 12-
Large (1600 sq ft) 3BR/2BA house in quiet
neighborhood. (1140 NE 10thAve) 15 min to
campus. Wood/tile firs, cent A/C, W/D, scrn
porch, priv fence (backyard) non-smokers.
$850/mo 375-6854 12-1-5-2
Cute eff.. apt off Archer Rd. 1BR1BA with
hardwood floors. $450/mo 4526 SW Archer
Rd. Green Tree Realty, Inc. Call Barbara
Extra large 1BR apt with big living room in
older house. $595.mo 4526 SW Archer Rd.
Green Tree Realty, Inc. Call Barbara 317-
Clean 3BR/2BA home in Valwood, fireplace,
garage, W/D, 7726 SW 55th Place $1190/
mo. Green Tree Realty, Inc. Call Barbara
Available Dec 1. 2BR apt in Duckpond.
Excellent location. No lease required. Only
$625/mo. 316-0888 12-1-5-2
3BR/3BA avail at The Crossing at Santa Fe.
Individual leases. Discounted to $370/mo/
rm. Cable TV, internet, W/D, fitness center,
computer lab. Right across from SFCC. Call
503-781-4599 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-1-5-2
HOUSE FOR RENT
4/2, 2 blocks from campus, balcony, large
yard. Call 475-5298. 12-4-5-2
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-
1BR/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
1 BR/1 BA 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-
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 3_2-870-2362
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
1BR1 BA apt in Windsor Hall. $625/mo all util/
cable/intemet incl. Pooview, gym, furnisehd.
2 blocks to UF. Call Carrie at 863441-2560
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
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
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Furnished Spring Sublease!
2BR/1BA, 2 blocks from campus (cable indl)
$375/mo/person plus utils. 561-310-9888
Fully furnished. Utilities included. Jan-Aug.
$530/per room. DESPERATE! Call 407-497-
7068 or 321-356-3384 11-29-3-3
Continued on next page.
14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
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 i,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/1 BA in Mill Run
Apt. $555/mo. Avail ASAP.
Call 494-8716. 11-30-5-3
1BR/1BA in a 4BR/4BA at Countryside.
$350/mo includes utilities, unit next to pool,
W/D, available immediately, male or female
ok. Call 904-228-0106 12-1-5-3
BEST ROOMMATES, BEST LOCATION
1BR available in house right behind Swamp.
Walk to class, walk to Univ Ave. $385/mo +
utils. Very Neg. 407-415-6257 11-29-3-3
1BR/1BA in HAWAIIAN VILLAGE $510/mo.
Lease thru July 07. Quiet complex close to
UF. Avail Dec 18th. Call Dave @ 954-873-
Camelot Apts NW 34th & 2nd Ave. 5 mos
sublease [March-July] renew opt. 2BR/1BA.
Quiet landscaped yard. Free wireless. Mostly
grad students. Great parking. $710/mo.
Clubhouse, gym, pool. On bus rt. 222-3801
$420/mo BR & PRIVATE BATH
CAMPUS CLUB!!!!AII utils incl. Mature, clean
roommates. Well-furnished w/kegerator. Fun
& clean place. Avail spring. 321-695-4420
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 12-6-28-4
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 4/25" 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
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or professional for
vegetarianhousehold. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474.
Female non-smoker, 1 unfurnished BR avail
in furnished 3BR/2BA house. Avail for spring.
12 miles from UF, 5 minutes from SFCC. No
pets. $400/mo incl util, cable, wireless inter-
net. Quiet area. 352-206-0543 12-6-17-4
1BR/1BA for rent in ROCKWOOD VILLAS
Condo. Available for the Spring 2007 se-
mester. $450/month + half utilities. Contact
$600/mo Union St. Station. Luxury living
downtown, all utilities incl. Private bath,
restaurants down-0stairs, professional/
grad pref. Must 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 email@example.com
SFCC- Roommate needed to share Luxury
Apt. 2 miles east of SFCC. Pool, sauna, hot
tub, and weight room, washer and dryer pro-
vided, private bath. Screened porch w/view
of lake. $470/MO 502-418-0534 12-1-10-4
MASTER BEDROOM/MASTER BATH
Available in a 2BR/2BA. For one female
roommate $400/month + util. Available
ASAP. Located at Brandywine on Archer Rd.
E-mail yttek@hotmail.Com or 305-332-6566
Male or female to share 2BR/1BA.
Cute house on two wooded acres 2 miles
from UF & Shands $350/MO 378-0207
Male roommate to share 3BR/2BA house off
34th & University. $446/mo + 1/3 of utilities.
Call 560-0611 12-6-12-4
FEMALE WANTED IN JANUARY 1BR/1BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. W/D, pool, bus 20. Furn Iv/din, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Roommate needed for 4BR/4BA condo near
campus on bus rte #8. $350/mo + utils No
pets/smokers. Serious female student pre-
ferred. Tennis, poo. Email. email@example.com.
QUIET ROOM AVAILABLE 12-1-06
$500/mo. No smokers, no pets. 352-373-
Female roommates wanted NW Gainesville
1 mile-from UF. Fully furnished 4BR house.
Quiet environmnet. No pets, NS. $475/mo +
shared utilities. Call 352-563-0441 12-6-8-4
Roommate needed for 3/3 twnhse in gated
comm. Lg BR w/pvt BA & walk-in closet. New
appliances, carpet & paint. All amenities &
utils incl. 24hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable wHBO/SHO 954-483-4597 12-6-8-4
Male or female to share 2/1 at UF golf course
w/male grad student. $360 + until, avail Jan.
interest, pool, gym, furn avail. Call 352-871-
NW area Master BR/pviv BA in spacoius
3/2 house, CH/A, DW, W/D. $460 + share
elec/gas. GATOR Rec rm, Privacy fence.
Great for grad or prof. Non-smoker, no pets,
off 13th St/39th Ave. Avail now 352-328-6252
2/1.5 nice Casablanca East townhouse
needs NS female. No pets please. $350/
mo + 1/2 utils. Negotiable move-in date.
firstname.lastname@example.org 562-1901 12-6-7-4
Real Estate D
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
'".,a : k.o 5 '- 3.'
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
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
-bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckporid 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
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2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 z2 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
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! 161.7 NW 10th Terr. $239,900.
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1,2&3 BR condo's from the low $100's.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours (352)371-9555.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
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-
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.
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006 M ALLIGATOR, 15
Sll Real Estate
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 whirpool 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
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used,. in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6'
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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 King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver ,
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW**
**Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
-$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous -8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789 pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
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
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Hot Tub/Spa -$1795.00 Brand New Loas
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846 ergy efficient with warranty. Free Deli\
12-6-72-6 264-9799 12-6-72-6
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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 1-2-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
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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, *portable SEWING MACHINE
$40 dining table & 4 nice chairs $120. Call
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
S CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
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me e e
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
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- Fix it for $44
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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
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
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Free Pickup & Delivery
* 1 Electronics
Another Saturday night without a date?
Read The Alligator.
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/
* Water ski flippers w/mask $50.
* Craftsman 144 pc mechanical tool set $75.
STUDENT SELLING DIAMOND STUD
EARRINGS & LOOSE SOLITAIRE
DIAMONDS. Wholesale prices. Working for
international manufacturers. Call me at: 727-
KEGERATOR FOR SALE
Fits 1/2 keg. $450/OBO. Call 352-219-5160
W V Motorcycles. Mopeds3
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****'
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
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 giyen 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 Morel!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Hundreds off NEW 2006
motorscooters! Thru Dec 15th!
New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
00*00000 CASH PAID 00*00000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older e Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
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 BuyOSell*Trade
Clean- BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
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Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC..
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO 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 CRE-!T, 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!
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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
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
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER
2004, 2 dr, silver, convertible, automatic, V-4,
Good conditions. Must sell soon!! $16,000/
Offer. 386-405-1732 12-1-5-12
HONDA ACCORD LX 1986
155k miles, NoA/C, running condition. $500/
OBO. Eray 352-870-6177 12-1-5-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 12-6-72-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
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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Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
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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
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WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
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371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
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FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
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*** SOCCER COACHES***
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
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email@example.com or 379-5979
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
X-MART ADULT SUPERCENTER
Now hiring, all shifts
Apply in person
3510 SW13th St. 11-30-40-14
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
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5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
Earn $1000's Monthly on your own time.
Find FREE money for school.
SEARS OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE 12-
Finance co. seeks FTAdminAsst: Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
Fast-paced call center seeks enthusiastic
team players. Flexible hours! Apply in
person M-F, 9am-4pm. 1830 NE 2nd St.
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
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692-4472 OR 692-5597 11-30-19-14
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BeBay Experience a plus OResume To
Don't deliver pizzas. Earn good money with
a job that you can do from almost anywhere.
Also, FREE $50 gift cards, grant-finding re-
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I .Help Wanted
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. Ifyou're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work,-and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
Dance, Videography, Group Leaders &
more. Top salaries plus room/board &
travel provided. ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
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free at 1-888-684-2267 or apply online at
Bento Cafe Hiring!
Sushi chefs & front staff for both locations.
Apply: Royal Park Theatre location. Exp pref
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 12-6-16-14
I Lost 40 Ibs in 2 months!
Free Sample Package
CHINESE RESTAURANT 352-871-5771
Delivery Drivers, Sushi Chefs and Cashiers.
Apply in person 5pm-9pm 5141 SW 91 Way
Great Professional Sales Opportunity!!
Naylor, LLC is hiring FT sales profession-
als for Jan. training class. For more info
& to apply visit www.naylor.com or email
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 17
WA1 Help Wanted 3 El Help Wanted
Gators, Almost Gators, Ex-Gators,
Wannabe Gators and Even Non-Gators
for full or part time
Telephone Sales at Infinite Energy.
Salary plus commission.
Flexible day and night time hours.
Send resume to
Earn holiday, gas or rent money!
Call Center Operator
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is
looking for dedicated individuals to fill a part
time and full time position as Call Center
Operator. Position responsibilities will in-
clude answering telephones, data entry, and
other receptionist duties. The position will
require some evening hours as well as week-
ends. Interested applicants should complete
an application at LifeSouth Community
Blood Centers, 4039 West Newberry Road,
Gainesville, FL 32607, 224-1740 before
5 pm. Background check required. EOE/
$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED
Flexible hours. $7.50 to $9.00/hr. HEAVENLY
HAM MARKET CAFE 3832 Newberry Road.
BARN HELP EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Cleaning stalls & feeding, mornings or week-
ends @ hunter jumper/crosscountry farm. 20
minutes from UF. Will trade for lessons. Call
To create effective website.
Need wizard @ directory search traffic. Show
me. Sam 336-6333 11-28-7-14
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
Like $$? Like basketball? Earn money of-
ficiating youth league basketball games.
Referees needed for the City of Gainesville
youth basketball league. For info call Brian
Shea 316-4757 12-4-10-14
SUMMER JOBS starting at $220.00 per
week with room and board included. Work at
one of the University of Florida's four recre-
ational overnight camps located throughout
the state. Staff have no cabin responsibilities
and most weekends off. University of Florida
4-H Summer Staff are involved in teaching
canoeing, team sports, arts/crafts, swimming
and environmental education. We're looking
for ENERGETIC, CREATIVE, & MATURE
persons to help lead these youth at these
facilities. Apply online at www.Florida4h.org
and click on 4-H Camps. EOE/AA 12-6-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
EWl Help Wanted
Now Hiring for Spring Rush
Orange and Blue Textbooks is now taking
applications for Spring Textbook Rush. Good
people skills and register experience a plus.
Applications available at store, located at
309 NW 13th Street, across the street from
Krispy Kreme Donuts. 12-6-12-14
SDonor Scheduling Representative
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is hir-
ing energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting blood and
platelet donors by phone and scheduling
appointments. The starting pay is 6.50
/hour with immediate earning potential up
to 11.50/hour. Evening and weekend hours
are required. Please fill out an application at
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, 4039
Newberry Road, or call 224-1740 before
5 pm. Background check required. EOE/
ADMIN ASSISTANT Flexible hours (very).
Close to campus. Call John 331-4710
Small medical software company seeks
energetic, business-minded individual to
manage sales, training & customer service.
Healthcare background preferred. F/T. See
P/T, Entry level Web Programmers
Needed for small web company in Gville.
Strong computer skills & proficiency in hand-
coded HTML (no generators). Graphics expe-
rience is a plus. See www.medianerds.com
Retired pastor seeks reliable help 3 times
weekly with HOUSECLEANING, COOKING,
SMALL ERRANDS. Call 373-5610 11-29-5-
NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Now hiring exp servers, cooks & counter
staff. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th St.,
across from the YMCA. Thank you! .11-
SUBWAY OAKS MALL
HAPPY, ENERGETIC, FAST, RELIABLE
HONEST PEOPLE. NO HOT GREASY
FRIES, NO GREASE TRAPS. CALL 305-
M-W afternoons, Tue all day 1 child. More
JOBS $ in Jan. APPLY NOW! Call Lisa at
NANPA 376-5008 12-6-9-14
7-9AM and 12:30 to 6PM. 1-2 kids $8/$10
plus gas $ perk. Call Lisa at Noah's Ark 376-
12:30 to 6PM 2 kids $10/hr plus $20 for gas.
Call Lisa at Noah's Ark 376-5008 12-6-9-14
BEST JOB EVER! Exec asst needed ASAP
for Gville company. Good exp for marketing/
PR/Adv majors. 15-20 hrs/wk, flexible to your
schedule. Must have reliable car, cell & com-
puter. MS office & research skills a plus. Only
those in Gville for next year need apply. Send
resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org 11-30-5-14
at up-scale Downtown Asian Restaurant.
Starting pay $7.25/hr. Must apply in-person
at 101 SE 2nd PI Suite 118 between 2-3pm.
Hiring servers and bartenders
Exp/holiday availability required.
Apply in person M-Th, from 2-4.
Bring the talent! 12-8-9-14
HIRING PROMOTIONS, SECURITY &
Must be personable. Bartenders must have
exp. 352-871-6748 for more info. 12-1-5-14
needed at Jewish day school M-F, 2-6pm.
Call 376-1508 ext 110 for more infomration.
S Ill Help Wanted
Requires 60 college credits; prefer Mon-Fri
Einstein Charter School 335-4321 x-6; 5930
SWArcher Rd. 11-29-3-14
Looking for a reliable salesperson for a small
travel agency. Part time $7/hr. Must be avail-
able to work during breaks. Will train, no
experience needed: People skills are a must.
Call Linda 305-923-9136 12-1-5-14
PROGRAMMER WANTED Reqs, Java,
PHP, SQL & a BS. December grads wel-
come to apply TOP PAY! Email resume to
email@example.com. Visit www.radiolo
gyassociatesimaging.com for company info.
Help wanted for the serious hard-working
and trustworthy. General labor or construc-
tion labor, carpentry, chainsaw work, heavy
lifting $7-8/hr. negotiable. 376-6183 12-1-
PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST needed im-
mediately. Answer multi-line phone, greet
visitors, schedule appointments, filing, and
additional duties to be assigned. Must be
willing to work out class schedule with other
part-time receptionist to ensure coverage
of office from 8am to 4:30pm M-F. Must be
willing to work during University breaks. 20
hours per week. Must be at senior standing
and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. PC skills and
knowledge of basic office equipment helpful.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to Tracy Hicks at 392-7962. Salary:
Are you going to be
in Gainesville over the holidays?
If so, The University of Florida Bookstore is
currently seeking enthusiastic team mem-
bers for Temporary positions to help us
through our busy book buyback & back to
school season. We're looking for customer
service oriented individuals to perform ca-
shier & other retail duties. Previous retail
experience a plus.
For consideration, please apply in person
at: The University of Florida Bookstore
& Welcome Center, Museum Road,
Gainesville, FL 32611; or Fax: (352) 392-
3660 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
welcoming individuals of diverse talents &
SCHOOL BOARD OF ALACHUA COUNTY
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM-
ACTIVITY LEADERS $10/hr-Bach. Desired
or successful exp. or training working w/
Hours required- M,T,Th,F-1:45-5:30, Wed-
12:30-5:30 PM DRUG TESTING REQUIRED
- BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED-
CALL 955-7766 FOR INFORMATION.
Submit application, resume, 3 reference let-
ters & transcript to: SBAC Personnel, 620 E.
CAR CLEANER LOT PERSON
Full time, must be hard-working and depend-
able with clean drivers license. Apply in
person only at Southeast Car Agency 39th
PT Work for FT Pay New Company Seeks:
ODaytime B2B Sales *Evening Sales Reps
Paid Training, Paid Weekly, Flexible
Schedule. Leave Message @ 352-377-2573
Distribution Drivers Wanted Distribute
magazines around town and to UF dorms
and Greeks. Job takes 20-30 hours a month,
spread over two 4-day periods. Can be
worked around school schedule or other
job. Must be very dependable and have a
dependable car. $10 per hour. Email:
In-home care for infant. Prev exp req. Full or
part time. Contact email@example.com
or 352-246-3210 12-6-7-14
U l Services
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15
** BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15
* SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 19
Gators drop to No. 4; Donovan irked by UF defense
* UF ALLOWED KANSAS TO
SHOOT 53.6 PERCENT.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
After their loss to Kansas on
Saturday night, the players of the
formerly top-ranked UF men's
basketball team realized that even
national champions can falter.
"We're human," point guard
Taurean Green said. "We're-not in-
UCLAknocked UF out of the No.
1 spot in the Associated Press Poll on
Monday, and the Gators fell three
spots to No. 4 in both the AP and
USA Today/ESPN Coaches' polls.
Kansas moved up five spots
to No. 5 with its overtime victory,
and even though the Gators almost
achieved an intense come-from-
behind victory, UF coach Billy
Donovan was not impressed with
his team's performance.
"We didn't play a great game,
I don't think, on either end of the
Floorr" Donovan said. "I thought if
we would have won the game, we
really probably would have stolen
the game because they certainly out-
played us from start to finish."
Donovan was mostly perturbed
with the Gators' defense, which al-
lowed Kansas to shoot 53.6 percent
from the field.
UF's big men also fell into some
foul trouble early in the game,
causing forwards Corey Brewer, Al
Horford and Joakim Noah to sit the
"I think we are totally commit-
ted too much to shot blocking,"
Donovan said. "We're leaving our
feet entirely too much."
While Noah understands the
kind of momentum the Gators
gain from a blocked shot, he also
realizes that a failed attempt can be
more harmful than keeping his feet
"Coach tells me if I'm gonna
go for a block, you better block it,"
Noah said. "Otherwise, stay on your
feet. Even in the first five games, I
feel like I've been jumping for ball
fakes a lot, and that's unacceptable
because it's putting the team in
UF is now 6-1, but Donovan isn't
panicking as the team prepares to
take on Southern
tonight at 7.
me a little bit of
last year when
we lost those
three games in a
row and every-
Donovan body thought the
sky was falling,
and we were losing by 1, 2 and 3
points," Donovan said. "But we
were losing them because of some
mistakes we made."
Even with six losses last season,
the Gators still managed to come
out on top, so Noah isn't giving up
hope just yet.
"This is just going to make us
hungrier," Noah said.
BREWER SICK: Brewer did not
practice Monday because of a 101-
degree fever, and he is questionable
for tonight's game. Donovan said
Horford tweaked his ankle, but he
doesn't expect the center to miss
any time on the court. The rest of the
team is still battling jet lag after its
cross-country trip to Las Vegas.
"I think for four days, it was
certainly a long stretch for those
guys," Donovan said. "But we got
to get back. Our schedule says we
got a game tomorrow, and we have
practice today, so we have to put
that behind us right now."
UF WO'E ls UF to bg TBALL
Bowden leads UF to big win
Safety might enter NFL Draft
By BRIAN STEELE
Depree Bowden had only one mishap
Monday night, and that was prior to game
time, tossing a toy basketball too short for
fans to reach during pregame introduc-
Other than that, Bowden was nearly
perfect with a career-high 19 points along
with seven rebounds and three steals,
leading UF (3-4) to an 86-54 demolition of
Morehead State (1-5) Monday night at the
While Bowden entered this season as
the defensive stopper for the Gators, she's
almost equally shined on offense.
Against Morehead State, Bowden didn't
waste any time. She scored 12 of UF's first
S"I just put my mind to it and told myself
to play like we're down by 20," Bowden
said. "I just do what I can to get this team
ready. ... Coach (Carolyn Peck) doesn't put
pressure one me to be a scorer. She says to
be a scorer, but she doesn't really put pres-
sure on me to do that."
However, it wasn't just Bowden that
showed offensive power. Sophomore Sha
Brooks scored 18 points and regained her
long-range touch, nailing four three-point-
A preseason All-Southeastern
Conference pick, Brooks has struggled the
past two games, going just 1-11 from the
field, and has had sore shins since playing
Rutgers more than a week ago, But it didn't
show against the Eagles.
"She exploited the defense today on the
ball and moving," Peck said. "If (her shins)
hurt her, she didn't show it."
Even with her past struggles, Brooks
didn't see a huge difference in her ap-
proach to the games.
"I wouldn't say that I haven't really been
myself," Brooks said. "I was really focused
this game, I'm not saying I wasn't focused
the rest of the games, but I really took the
time out to concentrate and really focus on
this game. ... (This game) lets us realize
what we're capable of doing. If we play re-
ally sound defense and execute our offense,
we should win every single game."
"I was really focused this game,
I'm not saying I wasn't focused the
rest of the games, but I really took
the time out to concentrate and
really focus on this game. ... (This
game) lets us realize what we're
capable of doing."
Brooks' injury wasn't the only consis-
tent problem the Gators solved Monday
night. All season long, turnovers have been
a huge problem for UF. But the Gators took
care of the basketball and turned it over
only eight times.
"One of the biggest things we wanted
to do today was shot selection and taking
care of the ball, and I think we did that,"
Peck said. "Against Florida State, we tried
to make it happen individually, and I think
we did a better job playing team basketball
tonight and trusting the execution of our
FOOT, from page 20
At 6-foot-i, 193 pounds, Nelson
might not seem like a safety that can
deliver knockouts. But laying out an
opposing player is something he takes
pride in. So he's more than happy to
lunge all 193 pounds at opponents.
S"I just love hitting," Nelson said. "I'd
rather hit than do anything."
Nelson's hits this season have
caused his mother, Mary Lakes, to sym-
pathize for those being impaled. His
blow on Surratt last Saturday was the
most recent topic of conversation in the
"She was feeling sorry for him,"
Nelson said. "She got mad at me."
Nelson is one of three finalists for.
the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually
to the nation's top collegiate defensive
back. He is competing against Leon Hall
(Michigan) and Aaron Ross (Texas) for
Nelson also collected his fifth in-
terception against FSU. And despite
suffering a concussion in the game, he
His impact play this season has him
projected as an early first-round pick in
the NFL Draft. Nelson, who still has one
year of eligibility, has declined to talk
about his intentions after this season.
However, Florida Today reported
Thursday that Nelson's mother expects
her son to give up his final year of eligi-
bility to enter the NFL.
UF defense insulted by QB's comments
NOTES, from page 20
Gators in total defense, having surrendered
239 total yards a game to UF's 265. But the
Gators lead the SEC in rush defense and are
No. 5 nationally. LSU is No. 2 and No. 15, re-
spectively. In scoring defense, UF is No. 4 na-
tionally while the Tigers are No. 6. Dick later
said the Gators defense will be a challenge
but did not retract his original statement.
.. "When you hear stuff like that, it's like no
one's still giving us respect," UF defensive
tackle Ray.McDonald said. "Fpr somebody
to say something like that, they'll have to
prove it in the game Saturday. We seem to
prove it every week that we're the best de-
fense in the SEC, but they don't want to give
us our credit."
UF defensive players publicly said they
felt insulted and motivated against LSU on
Oct. 7. The Tigers had the nation's best de-
fense prior to the game but lost to the Gators
INJURY UPDATE: Tailback DeShawn Wynn
(dislocated left shoulder) is still question-
able, and receiver/running back Percy
Harvin (sore neck) is still probable for
Saturday's game. Harvin will not participate
in any contact drills this week. Earl Everett
has been wearing a boot on his sprained left
ankle but should play as well.
LOUD, from page 20
put the Gators in the Capital One
To put into perspective how
disappointing that would be for
UF, a representative from the
Capital One Bowl introduced
himself to me this past weekend
as "the guy from the bowl you
don't want to go to."
He's right; I don't want to go
there. And neither do the Gators.
-Kansas City Chiefs coach
Herman Edwards wouldn't sur-
vive the college ranks because,
as we all know, he plays to win
the game. Winning the game for
,some reason is being overlooked
in favor of winning big.
Since Steve Spurrier bolted
from the Gators in 2001, UF fans
have been bashed by some mem-
bers of the media for being dis-
satisfied with winning by small
"The problem is that Gators
fans became accustomed to
style over substance while Steve
Spurrier was in town, and simply
winning is no longer enough,"
one of my colleagues recently
wrote. "I've got a memo for you:
Spurrier isn't coming back. The
Fun 'n' Gun is dead. Accept it."
His column was applauded by
a couple of other sportswriters
later that week.
But the truth is, they were
dead wrong, and you were dead
right. If not for a lack of style, the
Gators would be ranked No. 2 in
the Bowl Championship Series
right now. They have played the
No. 1 schedule in the nation sta-
tistically,- and that doesn't even
factor in UF's upcoming game
against No. 9 Arkansas (10-2).
The Gatori were jumped in
the polls by Southern California
because the Trojans are winning
games by three and four touch-
downs while the Gators are win-
ning games by a score or less.
Is it fair? Of course not. But to
succeed in the BCS system, teams
have to either win by impressive
margins or pray that teams ahead
of them lose.
So the next time someone
smugly claims that UF fans are
spoiled brats because they are
dissatisfied with a 6-point win
against Vanderbilt or a 7-point
win against Georgia, consider
Style will likely earn USC a
spot in the BCS title game, while
substance will likely earn UF
a seat on the couch for the big
And that is certainly some-
thing to be upset about.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2006
Nelson's big hits wow teammates
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
SAlligator Staff Writer
firstname.lastname@example.org N '
Reggie Nelson is the Mayor of Hit City.
At least that's what the junior safety's team-
mates have deemed him.
Hit City is not actually a place, though. It's an
elite group chosen each Monday by. UF coaches
In order to be selected, a player must: Hit the
upper torso of an opponent, defeat a guy's will
and not commit a penalty on the play.
"We just want to reward guys that make game
changing plays," Coach Urban Meyer said.
Every Monday around 4 p.m., the Gators
gather as a team and show highlights of the best
hits from their past game.
"He's played his best game like j
seven times this year. He's as good
as there is." .
UF football coach
This week, like most others, Nelson was the
featured player. His hit on Florida State fullback
Joe Surratt likely caused uproar in UF's meeting
Meyer said that Nelson's, crushing blows
are something the whole team looks forward to
watching each week on film, and that the weekly
tape has become the Nelson highlight show.
"He's played his best game like seven times
this yea*"' Meyer said. "He's as good as there is."
Meyer gives rewards to players who make Hit
City. Recently, Meyer has been giving out hats to
those on the squad.
How many hats does Nelson have?
S "I can't tell you," Meyer said. "(He's got) a
SEE FOOT, PAGE 19
Tim Casey. Alligaor Start
UF safety Reggie Nelson tackles FSU receiver De'Cody Fagg during the
Gators' 21-14 win against the Seminoles on Saturday.
Gators fans had it right all along; style matters
D defense wins championships
just not in college football.
The national title contenders
in college football are determined by
flashiness and marketability.
In the case of the Gators, they were
doomed before the season even started.
Coach Urban Meyer has yet to fully
install all the necessary pieces to suc-
cessfully run the offense he ran at Utah
in the Southeastern Conference. But
with a stifling defense at his disposal
and senior quarterback Chris Leak at
the helm, Meyer has focused more on a
field position and ball-control game.
The Gators throw short, safe passes
and rarely take
risks on offense,
relying on the
defense to shut
Bryan Jones nate lesson to be
Bryan Out Loud learned for UF is
email@example.com that defense-ori-
ented teams don't
win games by 50 points they grind
out ugly wins. And ugly wins just don't
count in college football these days.
But despite all the talk about how
close UF is to having two or three
losses, look how close the Gators are to
In UF's only loss, replay evidence
showed that Chris Leak's arm was
moving forward on what was called a
fumble at the Auburn 6-yard line. The
replay official, however, decided to
ignore the NCAA rule, instead using
his telepathic powers to rule that Leak
wasn't trying to throw the ball but that
he simply flat-out dropped it.
It's the Gators' own fault they lost
that game, but if not for some bad luck
on that call, they probably would have
Still, a loss to Arkansas would likely
SEE LOUD, PAGE 19
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
UF coach Urban Meyer has consulted
Georgia coach Mark Richt, of all people,
about the Southeastern Conference
Meyer called Richt the coach
of one of UF's two biggest SEC rivals
- Monday morning for some advice
on the event's atmosphere. Saturday's
game against Arkansas will be Meyer's
first coaching experience in the Georgia
been there in a while,
and it's different, so
I want to be right on
top of the game,"
Meyer said. "Coach
Richt was very forth-
right with me, and
Richt I wanted to know
about crowd noise, surface, sidelines
and all the issues. I'm thankful for that.
We're doing our research and making
sure we're giving it our best effort. The
thing we can't have is distraction."
TRASH TALK?: Intentional or not,
Arkarisas quarterback Casey Dick took
a minor shot at UF during a Monday
teleconference when he called LSU's
defense better than that of the Gators.
"(LSU has) a good defense, probably
the best defense in the nation overall
with the guys they have up front and
with the guys they have back in the
secondary," Dick said. "That's just a
fantastic defense and when you play
someone like that they're going to pres-
ent problems for you.
"We totally understand Florida is a
good football team, a good football team
defensively. But we understand too that
LSU probably is one of the best defenses
in the country."
Arkansas gained 298 rushing yards
against LSU on Friday but still lost
31-26. The Tigers have the edge on the
SEE NOTES, PAGE 19
* UF quarterback Chris Leak was named a South-
eastern Conference Co-offensive Player of the
Week on Monday. Leak threw for 283 yards and
two touchdowns in the Gators' 21-14 win against
Florida State on Saturday.
1 1969: Wide receiver Carlos Alvarez
records a UF-record 15 receptions in a 35-
16 win against Miami. Alvarez caught 88
passes in total that year, a record that was
tied by Chad Jackson in 2005.
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