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VOLUME 100 ISSUE 68
S1111U1111. Iuu unEI.u. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
Students protest policies on homelessness
By DOMINICK TAO
On Wednesday afternoon, a band
of protesters filtered in through the
back door of UF's administration
building and swiftly moved to their
objective: 226 Tigert Hall, the Office
of the President.
The protesters were mostly UF
undergraduates led by the instructor
of their Sociology of Religion class,
graduate student David Reznik.
They were armed with colorful
signs and about 400 student signa-
tures on a petition.
They were on a mission to per-
suade the university's administra-
tors to do more for the homeless in
Reznik gave the students in his
class a choice this semester: try to
change the UF administration's
position on helping Gainesville's
homeless population or continue
with the course's regular assign-
ments. About half chose the hands-
When nine of the protesters en-
tered the poinsettia-garnished lobby
of UF President Bernie Machen's
office unannounced on Wednesday,
they were not asked to leave, but
rather to wait.
After about three minutes, a
neatly dressed woman came out to
"I'm Beth Boone, President
Machen's executive assistant," she
The protest leader stepped for-
"There's no direct tie-in to
the community at UF."
"I'm David Reznik, a Ph.D. stu-
dent in sociology.... These are my
students and colleagues," he said.
Boone remained silent. Reznik
began explaining why he and his
students had come.
"There's no direct tie-in to the
community at UF," Reznik said.
"There's no sense of community re-
sponsibility. ... Instead of a symbiotic
relationship with Gainesville, UF
has a parasitic relationship."
In a two-minute monologue,
Reznik told Boone that UF's admin-
istration should have new students
tour local homeless shelters, increase
the university's participation in the
city's plan to end homelessness and
SEE PROTEST, PAGE 5
Jeremlan Wilson, Alligator
Local homeless people sift through boxes of clothes Wednesday afternoon on the Downtown Plaza. The
clothes and hygiene products were brought by a class of UF students, led by their instructor.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
Student leaders are giving poor marks to a
proposed grading scale that would bring "mi-
nus" grades to UF.
The system, which is due to be voted on Dec.
14 by the Faculty Senate, would be instated by
next Fall. But student senators recently passed a
resolution to oppose a system with minus grades,
which one official said is nearlyy not in the stu-
dents' best interest."
Senate President Josh Weiss wrote the reso-
lution to oppose the grading system. He cited
several key problems that he sees developing if
minus grades are instated.
Weiss said the change would affect students'
McFadden has run
rampant over op-
posing defenses all
season. Now, the
SEC's leading rush-
er clashes with UF,
No. 1 run defense.
See story, pg. 24.
admission into prestigious graduate schools.
It might also affect their chances of earning and
maintaining scholarships, he said. Faculty Senate
President Danaya Wright,
who discussed the system's
potential benefits with student
Senators last week, could not
i. be reached for comment.
"It's going to hurt (stu-
b dents') academic competitive-
ness," Weiss said. "It's going
Weiss to hurt their ability to get into
graduate school and find
competitive jobs, and that's something I ion't
But Sen. Pedro Morales, who is also a teaching
assistant in UF's computer science department,
SEE GRADES, PAGE 4
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Student debates on Fox
By BRITTANY DAVIS
"Do you love the Lord?" lo-
cals asked strangers who visited
the Dixie County Courthouse on
Daniel Morgan drove about an
hour west of Gainesville to Cross
City, the seat of Dixie County, to
argue against the courthouse's
six-ton monument bearing the Ten
Commandments on a segment of
the Fox News program "Hannity
Morgan, a UF chemistry gradu-
ate student who is president of
UF's Atheist, Agnostic and
Freethinking Student Association
at UF, said Fox News called him
at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and asked
him to come to the debate.
* Northbound lanes
on Interstate 75
closed for an hour
Wednesday after a
involving an SFCC stu-
dent resulted in an oil
spill but no injuries.
See story, pg. 4.
When introducing the segment,
Hannity accused him of coming
to Cross City to find someone
who would sue the city over the
monument. Morgan said that he
hadn't and that he had never been
to Dixie County be-
Student fore he was invited
Activism by Fox News.
He said he was
thrilled to be invited.
"They offered me a ride, and
I said I didn't need one because
I was afraid he would get some-
one else to go (who didn't need a
ride)," he said.
Morgan, who speaks with
a Southern drawl, comes from
Richlands, Va., a town of about
His opponent was former coun-
SEE DEBATE, PAGE 5
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SG opposes 'minus' grades
2, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
Craft Goody Bag Fundraiser
Reitz Union Colonnade,
Premed American Medical
Student Association sells
goody bags to raise money
for pediatric patients at Mater
Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya.
Peace Corps Info Session
Apartment Hunters, 1402 W.
University Ave., 6 p.m.
The campus recruiter will be
giving a session about Peace
Corps and how to apply.
Students applying during
Winter Break could be helping
communities in another coun-
try by the summer.
Florida Gym, 7 p.m.
Student Government holds
a forum discussing human
papillomavirus and the new
Dance Marathon Meeting
CSE Building, 7 p.m.
Dance Marathon Overall
Team holds meeting to discuss
fundraising and rules.
Conflict Diamonds Speaker
Rinker 110,8 p.m.
Greg Campbell, the author of
the novel Blood Diamonds,"
in which he wrote about
his travels to Sierra Leone,
Reitz Union First Floor Lobby,
Vox: Voices for Planned
Parenthood holds celebration'
of the semester's accomplish-
ments and plans for next
University Auditorium, 7:30
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Event aids mission trips
Fundraising was set to music
Wednesday night at the first-ever
The event, hosted by UF
organization Heal the World, at-
tracted bands statewide.
Fifty percent of the profits will
be sent to the American Cancer
Society, and the other half will go
directly to helping fund the orga-
nization's international medical
and service mission trips.
These mission trips are the
primary focus of Heal the World,
an organization started on cam-
pus last semester.
"We are just now getting it
up and running," said Issa Issa,
public relations chair.. "Our goal
is to fund students on every type
of mission trip."
Featured bands included
Daniel Aguel with members
of The Chris McCarty Band,
Gainesville's Katie Caulfield and
Orlando band Mark and James.
Donations were collected on
top of the $7 admission fee, and
raffles were drawn throughout
the night. Donors included Target
Copy and Starbucks. Other prizes
included movie tickets and restau-
Funding for upcoming trips to
Jamaica and Honduras has been
the organization's main problem,
which is why events like GatorAid
are so important.
"Ultimately what's important
is increasing awareness of global
health issues," Heal the World
President Natasha Irani said.
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GPD arrests UF professor
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BATTERY CHARGE AFFECTS WORK,
By JAMES RIGNEY
A UF public relations assistant professor
was charged with domestic battery after a UF
student with whom he was in a relationship
reported he hit her, according to police.
Belio Antonio Martinez, who lives in
Madison Pointe Apartments, was arrested
Sunday at about 6:30 p.m. after an argument
with the student at her house, the report states
The pair had been in a relationship for three
years, the report stated. The 24-year-old female
student, who wished to remain unnamed, is
not enrolled in any classes taught by Martinez.
According to the report, "The victim had
informed the defendant that she did not want
to be in a relationship with him anymore."
The student said Martinez grabbed her arm
and pulled her into the room to sit on the bed.
"Once in the bedroom, the defendant
slapped the victim with an open hand across
the right side of her face," the report stated.
She had a swollen right eye and a bloody
nose for a short time, the report states.
Steve Orlando, UF spokes-
Public man, said UF has no written
Safety policy against professors dating
"In a situation where there
may be charges against an employee, the uni-
versity wouldn't take action unless the charges
affected their job duties," he said.
Orlando and Spiro Kiousis, the public re-
lations department chairman, said they were
unaware that Martinez was arrested Sunday.
Homeless man remembered
By ALEJANDRA CANCINO
His name was Gregory Ehlke, but those
who knew him called him Greg.
Ehlke, 55, was found dead on the south-
west edge of campus Tuesday morning.
When Oak Park Baptist Church volunteer
Donald Cayce found the homeless man in a
makeshift tent, his shoes were off, and he ap-
peared to be sleeping.
University Police Department investigator
Lt. Darren Baxley said he is waiting on the
toxicology report to know the cause of death.
Cayce said Ehlke had been living in the
Surge Wetland Area near the 2700 block of
Southwest Archer Road for about three years.
Cayce used to pick him up on Sundays to take
him to church.
Ehlke was a quiet person. In the six years
that pastor Danny Austin knew him, he never
talked about his family. No one knew when
he became homeless or why.
But Austin said Ehlke would offer his
second tent to people who needed a place
"He was a kindhearted person," he said.
Ehlke had different jobs, but never kept
one. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall, had
blue eyes, and although he was 55, he looked
like he was 70, Cayce said.
His health deteriorated after he had an ac-
cident while riding his red, 21-speed bicycle
about six months ago. After the accident, he
had to use a cane to walk.
"He was a kindhearted person."
He went to the emergency room on
Saturday for undisclosed reasons, and he
called Cayce to pick him up because he
Though Ehlke was sick, he preferred to
stay in his campsite. Cayce offered help, but
he refused it.
"I didn't know his time was so short,"
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Multicar accident leads to oil spill, backups on 1-75
By DREW HARWELL
Audrey Couprie said one of the
worst parts of losing "Baby" was
"I've been smelling it all day,"
she said. "There was a lot of smoke,
and there was this stinky, ugly, burnt
The odor came from the air bag of
her car, which she calls Baby, after it
crashed into another car Wednesday
morning on Interstate 75.
The accident caused an oil spill
that closed all northbound lanes of
the highway for about an hour.
Couprie, an -SFCC sophomore,
was heading to her public speaking
class to hand in a take-home exam
when she merged onto the highway
from the Archer Road ramp.
According to the accident report,
her green Ford Escort lost traction
on the rain-soaked road and spun
around completely. Other cars
roared by at 70 mph as she sat in her
car facing the wrong way.
"I was like 'uh-oh.' I thought that
"There was a lot of smoke,
and there was this stinky,
ugly, burnt smell."
was the end," she said.
She covered her face as another
car, driven by 60-year-old Thomas
Fielder of Michigan, crashed into her
front end, totaling the car. According
to the report, the accident racked up
about $18,000 in damage.
Other drivers who witnessed
the accident stopped to tend to the
"She got out, and she kind of
stumbled," said Gayle Mohler, who
called 911 and tended to Couprie
after seeing the accident. "We were
concerned she was going to wander
into oncoming traffic."
Besides a few cuts and bruises,
neither driver was injured.
Oil glugged and burped from the
crashed cars onto the highway, caus-
ing every northbound lane on 1-75 to
shut down from about 9 to 10 a.m.
Florida Department of
Transportation spokeswoman Gina
Busscher said maintenance crews
poured about 200 gallons of sand to
keep cars from losing traction on the
spill. A maintenance crew member
told Busscher the oil stretched about
the length of a football field.
Couprie said she felt incredibly
lucky to be alive and said the ac-
cident was just another mishap in a
week filled with stress leading up to
her final exams.
"This is the cherry on top of abad
cake," she said.
Student senator: Minus grades won't harm students' GPAs overall
GRADES, from page 1
said be believes the minus system would help
students more than hurt them.
"In the business of giving out grades, the
minus system allows me to reward (students)
with an A-minus rather than punishing them
with a B-plus," he said.
But Aimee Collins-Mandeville, a UF stu-
dent who started a petition against the grad-
ing scale, said she's concerned that students
haven't been involved in decision-making
processes that began in February.
Collins-Mandeville said she decided to
start the petition after her Facebook.com
group, "Say No to Minus Grades!" reached
2,000 members four days after she created it.
"I wanted a way for the Faculty Senate to
see how many people oppose the change,"
Sen. Free Silva, who
UF voted against the Senate
Academics resolution, said she thinks
faculty will implement the
grades regardless of what students think.
"Plus grades were implemented just a few
years back, so it was bound to happen that
they would implement minus grades," Silva
She added that she doesn't think most
students' GPAs would be affected very much,
because they reflect overall performance, not
how well students do in one or two classes.
"Everyone sees the student who's getting
hurt, not the one who'll benefit," she said.
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Atheist student irks supporters
Students march down University Ave.
PRU I L5 I, from page 1
donate more university property and resources to
Reznik handed the petition to Boone and ex-
ited the building with his fellow protesters.
They gathered in the parking lot behind
Tigert Hall. They were about to execute the
next step in their class project: a march down
University Avenue to the Downtown Plaza,
where they would distribute clothes and other
items to some of Gainesville's homeless.
Reznik said he didn't plan to lead a protest
against UF's administration at the start of the
semester but saw in his students' writing as-
signments that they wanted "more practical
Although the group had dwindled down
to five for the mile-long walk downtown, their
signs with slogans like, "We're leeches right
now," turned heads along the way.
One of Reznik's students delivered the do-
nated items to the plaza by car. Within minutes,
hundreds of articles of clothing, shoes and pre-
pared Ziploc bags containing soap, shampoo,
deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a dispos-
able razor and tissues were snapped up by a
crowd of homeless and impoverished residents.
Some items were especially sought after.
"Oh, shit! That's the good shit!" one woman
shouted as she discovered a bag of lotion, per-
fume and cologne.
Ron Mabry, 48, has been living homeless in
Gainesville for six months. He said
On personal hygiene supplies were
Campus sometimes just as valuable as warm
clothing, even during the winter
months, because looks matter.
Mabry said student groups are doing their
share, but he said UF's administration is not
doing as much as it could to help.
"If the university puts as much into helping
as they put into things like sports, they'd get a
lot more back," he said.
Steve Orlando, UF's spokesman, said
the UF administration takes its role in the
city and county's joint 10-Year Plan to Edl
Homelessness seriously. In an e-mail, Orlando
wrote that the UF president's office has given at
least $10,000 each year for the past three years
to local food banks.
DEBATE, from page 1
ty attorney Joey Lander. Lander is
one of two lawyers in Cross City, a
town of about 1,775 people and at
least 20 churches.
Lander said the community
supports the monument and the
media is making an issue out of
The $20,000 monument, which
also bears the phrase "Love God
and keep his commandments,"
was given to the city by a private
"It's already there, and it's not
meant to coerce or endorse any
particular religion," Lander said.
Lander is half-owner of the
daily newspaper, which he said
had only received calls in sup-
port of the monument. The one
complaint the newspaper received
was an editorial from a Gainesville
Each man had about two min-
utes to present his interpretation of
the First Amendment and the legal
and philosophical implications of
the monument before the satellite
link was disrupted and the inter-
view came to an early end.
Morgan argued that legal
precedent demonstrated that a re-
ligious monument on government
property is unconstitutional.
"It's already there, and
it's not meant to coerce
or endorse any particular
Former county attorney
A crowd of 20 people gathered
before the event, and many argued
in favor of the importance of Jesus
and the monument to their com-
The group was irked by the
presence of Morgan and the Fox
One member of the group
yelled, "This atheist is coming
down here to take away our Ten
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6, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
SG resolution violates
Did you take Student Body President John Boyles' tuition
survey? If you did, you were wasting your time. After
months of hemming and hawing, it seems Student
Government has finally made up its mind about tuition hikes
- without so much as releasing the survey's results.
Boyles and SG lobby coordinator Jason Lutin, not to men-
tion the Student Senate, support the administration's Academic
Enhancement Program, a $1,000 charge for incoming freshmen.
That's fine we disagree, but it's a free country. SG can do
what it wants.
We're puzzled, though. Why did Boyles commission a
survey on tuition if he planned to support the new charges
anyway? What's the point of asking students what they think
if you make a decision before they finish telling you? It boggles
Sure, the plan isn't technically a tuition hike. Why? Because
UF President Bernie Machen says so. He calls it a "charge," a
"program" anything but the dreaded T-word.
But if the Legislature approves it next Spring, freshman will
have to pay up or drop their classes. Sorry but that's tuition
any way you slice it which is why SG should be ashamed
Instead of coming ocean about their support for tuition hikes,
Boyles, Lutin and the rest would rather pretend Machen's
Academic Enhancement Program is something else altogether.
Of course, we're not surprised. From the beginning, SG's han-
dling of the tuition debate has been inept, irresponsible and
First, the Swamp Party tried to duck the issue completely
- instead of talking tuition, they focused on free printing and
covered bus stops. Then came "fair tuition," a position so vague
and meaningless that no one knew what it meant, even within
And then, of course, we had Boyles' survey. At the time, we
criticized SG for not taking a stand on its own but Tuesday's
Student Senate resolution in support of Machen's $1,000 charge
isn't quite what we had in mind when we called for more lead-
Reasonable people can disagree over the merits of the
Academic Enhancement Program. But even the administration
admits that it's tuition by another name, a strategy to convince
the Legislature to sign off on new student charges without dip-
ping into the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program or the
Florida Prepaid College Plan.
Everybody knows that. Everybody but the Student Senate,
Justin Bell, chair of SG's Tuition Task Force Committee, said,
"I thought.it was designed to find a way to increase tuition
without actually increasing tuition" he's right, it was "but
this program is really designed in better interest of the student
Hang on a second, Justin. If a $1,000-a-year tuition hike is
good for students and maybe it is SG should support it.
Period. But don't pretend Machen's charge isn't tuition. Don't
insult our intelligence. And definitely don't commission a sur-
vey if you don't care what the results say.
Like most relationships, the one between SG and the student
body depends on trust. Unfortunately, the Student Senate's
recent decision gives us little reason to trust anyone in SG.
Think about it the next time Boyles, Lutin or anyone from
the Swamp Party says he wants to know what you think, will
you believe him?
a l i e independent florida
Traffic laws exist for a reason, people
My friend Alex from the Georgia Institute of
Technology was in town recently, and we got
together with a few kids from high school to
As we left the neighborhood, Alex asked whether he
should turn left or right. You could go either way, so I
hesitated for a second, first saying right, then left. He
made the turn and we headed toward an intersection
where we would get onto 34th Street.
When we got to the light, it had been green for
awhile. Alex slowed to make the right turn just as a
dark red Honda Civic shot down 34th Street doing at
least 60 mph.
It took a couple of seconds to process. Our light had
been green for so long we didn't even know if we'd
make it in time. So the driver of the Civic had con-
sciously decided to go through a light that had been red
for a minute or more.
He didn't honk there was no emergency. As Alex
slammed on the brakes and the red car passed within a
few feet of ours,. I thought about the seconds it took for
me to hesitate while giving directions.
Where I was sitting in the car, I would have been
struck first, fiberglass and steel crunching into my body.
I don't imagine I would have survived.
We all speed a little, or push it to make a yellow light.
But what I've seen in Gainesville recently has been in-
sane and getting worse.
I've seen 14 cars go through two left turn lanes on
Archer Road not after their arrows turned red, but
after my light had turned green.
Once, I finally saw someone get pulled over for run-
ning a red light. Not 15 seconds later, someone sitting
Grin and Barrett
at a red arrow made a U-turn. He
had come to a full stop at a red
light but decided he wouldn't
wait for a green one.
Another time, I was in the
front of the line at another turn
arrow when the driver behind
me made a U-turn over the me-
A friend of mine was in an
accident recently because someone ran a red light. My
friends and I came very close to a horrific accident of
our own. I'm sure many UF students and Gainesville
residents have similar stories. It's getting out of con-
This isn't downtown on a Friday night or a deserted
neighborhood at 2 a.m. Those situations aren't excus-
able either, but the examples I just listed were all in
the middle of a weekday with plenty of normal traffic
People are losing respect for traffic laws, and the
solution is simple. First, cops need to crack down. I've
never seen a policeman allow someone to run a light in
front of them, but the problem is such that active mea-
sures need to be taken.
Second, drivers need to put things in perspective.
Stopping at a red light might add a minute to your ar-
rival time or it might not.
Nothing is so important that getting there a minute
earlier is worth risking injury or death to yourself or
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Letter to the .! : 'w ,
Test fees hurt middle class
A month ago, I paid $130 to
spend my Saturday morning
taking the GRE general test.
Two weeks ago, I dropped the
same amount to take a GRE
Now the Educational Testing
Service, the private corporation
that administers the GRE, tells
me I have to spend $15 each
time I want to receive credit for
the tests I already spent almost
$300 to take. In fact, it costs $6
simply to call the company,
and another $10 to be told my
The administration of
admissions tests by private
companies, and the exorbitant
fees they charge represent yet
another morally reprehensible
barrier to educational equality
in the United States.
Combined with ever-escalat-
ing tuition, hidden fees such as
these ensure that the highest
levels of American education
will remain difficult to access
for our less wealthy citizens.
Alligator must do more to cover Greek events
If the Alligator newsroom is
biased against the Greek com--
munity, then at least it hasn't
hamstrung its hiring practices. It
gave me, a Sig Ep, a job.
But whether the Alligator is real-
lybiased is amootpoint. Perception
is reality. Overwhelming numbers
of students perceive the paper's
coverage of fraternity and soror-
ity affairs as spotty, selective and
skewed. During a past semester,
Greeks banded together to boycott
Despite such sentiments,
Alligator staff has done little to set
the record straight or reach out to
the Greek community.
With finals and end-of-year
turnover around the comer, it may
be too late this semester. But the
incoming editors and Spring staff
need to take substantive steps to-
ward repairing this relationship.
For starters, they need to hire a
Greek reporter. The problem in the
past has been finding a Greek-sav-
vy non-Greek someone without
a conflict of interest to cover
The editors need to try harder.
In the meantime, I recommend
staffing a Greek advocate to write
weekly What's happening"
columns and to advise the paper
on stories where an independent,
objective reporter is a must.
Earlier this month, at the
Alligator readership forum,
someone asked why the paper
ignored so many philanthropies.
An editor responded that because
the Alligator couldn't possibly
guarantee equal coverage across
chapters, reporting on one while
overlooking another would be
unfair. That's bad policy.
The same editor knew be-
forehand about Zeta Tau Alpha
Sorority's philanthropy in sup-
port of breast cancer research, but
declined to run an article about it.
Zeta line dance director. Danielle
Gaudet said the event raised more
than $23,000. That kind of money
isn't Greek news. It's news, pe-
In its defense, the paper often
doesn't get press releases from fra-
ternities or sororities. As one editor
i".' done little
board bears some blame for the
bad blood. It's always associ-
ated Greeks with "dirty politics,"
namely their efforts at voter mobi-
lization and large representation in
But if your friend was running
for something, wouldn't you head
out to the polls? Why then not for
your sorority sister or fraternity
In crime stories, a suspect's
affiliation with a Greek organiza-
tion may or may not be relevant.
When misconduct happens at a
fraternity house or sorority event,
that's one thing. But implicating a
whole chapter for one individual's
actions is another.
In the opening sentence of a
March 27, 2005, article on a sexual
battery case, a suspect was identi-
fied as "a UF fraternity member."
The suspect was a member of Phi
Sigma Kappa Fraternity, but the
alleged incident took place in an
apartment complex and didn't
involve fellow members or follow
any fraternal event.
Often what's regarded as
specifically Greek news, such as
service drives and new-member
recruitment, is of value to the
campus at large. Each semester,
wide-eyed freshmen attend Rush
Week, filled with questions their
newspaper could help answer.
Greeks are Gators, and their life
is campus life. Greeks should make
a greater effort to publicize their
news, and the Alligator should
make a greater effort to publish
it. A good newspaper represents,
reports and responds to its readers
- all of them.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 9
Two Christmas plays premiere at Hipp
By CARLY BLUSTEIN
Christmas would simply
not be Christmas without
candy canes, mistletoe, egg-
nog and the annual holiday
plays at the Hippodrome
Theatre, "A Christmas Carol"
and "A Tuna Christmas."
"A Christmas Carol,"
adapted by Mary Hausch
from Charles Dickens' time-
less story, celebrates its 29th
year as a holiday tradition at
Directed by Sara Morsey,
the local version astounds
its audience each time as
the spellbinding cast tells
the classic story of love and
mances include Rusty
Sailing as Ebenezer Scrooge,
Gregory Jones as the ghost of
Jacob Marley and Cameron
Francis as Bob Cratchit.
Although the play is short
- it runs slightly over one
hour it is just long enough
to captivate the audience as
Dickens', masterpiece comes
to life with dazzling special
effects while retaining its
Even if you have seen the
show a million times and
know the story inside out,
you will feel as if you are
experiencing the magic for
the first time when you see it
"A Tuna Christmas," by
Jaston Williams, Joe Sears
and Ed Howard, is quickly
becoming a local holiday
It is celebrating its seventh
year on the Hippodrome
The play, produced and
directed by Mary Hausch, in-
vites you to step your boots
into Tuna, the third-smallest
town in Texas.
Lauren Caldwell and
Mark Chambers, the show's
only actors, deserve end-
less applause for their per-
formances as various Tuna
Only actors as truly tal-
ented and diverse as these
two could have nailed their
characters right on each
Among her many
roles throughout the play,
Caldwell manages to juggle
drastically different char-
acters. These include such
characters as Aries Struvie,
the smooth-talking, male
disc jockey at the KKK Radio
Station, as compared to Didi
Snavely, the boisterous own-
er of Didi's Used Weapons,
whose motto is, "If we can't
kill it, it's immortal."
plays just as many female
parts as he does male parts.
He is equally impressive
playing a loyal housewife
desperately wishing for her
husband to get out of jail for
Christmas, and a ditzy, cow-
boy-loving waitress at Tastee-
Creme who fixes her hair and
pushes up her bra before she
answers the phone at work
with a tantalizing, flirtatious
voice: "Tastee-Creme, what
can I do ya for?"
"A Tuna Christmas" is
not as visually delightful
as "A Christmas Carol," as
the actors reach for invisible
props beneath a weathered
orange "Welcome to Tuna"
But the magic of the the-
ater and the immense talent
of the acting duo serve to
bring this contemporary holi-
"A Tuna Christmas" is running at the Hippodrome Theatre
through Dec. 22.
day story to life.
Despite the fact that "A
Tuna Christmas" is a bit on
the wacky side, it shares the
same themes of love and
redemption as "A Christmas
It even has a Scrooge
of its own, nicknamed the
Christmas Phantom, who
sabotages many of the contes-
tants in a local yard display
Based on the resounding
success these plays repeat-
edly. produce, it seems, the
Hippodrome will continue to
deliver this Christmas pack-
age each year.
It will not be long before
these plays are as syn-
onymous with Christmas
in Gainesville as 70-degree
weather and the Plaza Ice
Both shows run until
Dec. 22. For show times and
ticket information, visit the
Hippodrome Theatre online
Plaza Ice Palace offers outdoor skating
By KELLY SEREIKAS
When the temperature dropped and the pond froze, neigh-
borhood kids spent their days ice skating. The boys set up nets
and played hockey while the girls imitated Michelle Kwan.
UF psychology senior Andrea Malins remembers spending
hours practicing wobbly twirls on her icy backyard pond in
Newton, Mass. After skating, she would thaw by the fireplace
with hot cocoa. Since she moved to Florida to attend UF, the
season hasn't been the same, she said.
Ronald Behringer, adjunct professor of political science at UF,
was first exposed to the ice when his mother attached blades
to his boots at age 2. Behringer grew up in Brossard, Quebec,
where he said people often learn to skate shortly after learning
to walk. His favorite memory was spending time on the ice with
his father gliding around the rink and dreaming of skating as
well as his hero, Wayne Gretzky.
Behringer and Malins will be able to relive their childhood
memories when the Plaza Ice Palace opens downtown on
Thursday, offering the public the rare chance to ice skate out-
doors in Florida. The rink, which is estimated to cost $150,000,
will feature themed events including disco night, family night
and punk rock night. There will be a concession stand staffed by
local nonprofit groups, and LifeSouth will also set up a blood-
mobile on some days to bolster the blood supply. Entry fee is $8,
and skate rental is $2. Students can rent skates for free with their
student IDs on Mondays.
Behringer thinks it's wonderful that Gainesville will have an
ice skating venue, and Malins agreed.
"I love ice skating, and half the appeal is that it reminds me
of home," Malins said.
This is. the fourth year that the city of Gainesville has pro-
vided the Ice Palace, but this year it was a
Around much larger undertaking, said Bill Bryson,
Gainesville the event's coordinator.
In the past, the company that provides
the ice rink worked on all of its aspects, from
digging its base to laying the ice. This year, Magic Ice USA is
providing only the ice rink. Bryson said it was refreshing to see
the different elements of city government unify to create the
structure to house the rink.
"I'm really impressed with everyone's ability to come to-
gether, and grateful," Bryson said.
The Plaza Ice Palace will give transplant Northerners a
way to remember their roots and offer a new experience for
Floridians who have never skated. It runs through Jan. 1. For
more information, visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.
By JENNIFER PFAFF
Holidays of Gainesville's past will re-
turn to the present Saturday evening with
the Matheson Museum's Historic Holiday
Now in its fourth year, the tour per-
mits visitors to stroll through some of
Gainesville's oldest holiday-decorated
houses in the Southeast Historic District
that were built in the late 19th and early
This year's eight-house tour of yester-
year includes the Matheson House, the
Laurel Oak Inn, the Anderson House, the
Magnolia Plantation Bed & Breakfast Inn,
the Law Offices of Barbarette & Quirk,
Sweetwater Branch Inn's Cushman-Colson
House, a Cracker-style farmhouse at 304
SE Seventh St. and the Swearingen House,
which is under renovation.
"There's not mansions like this anywhere
in town, so it's a nice way for everybody
to get out and look at these houses," said
Cindy Montalto, co-owner of the Magnolia
Plantation Bed & Breakfast Inn, which has
participated in the tour every year.
Known as Gainesville's first inn, the
Magnolia Plantation Bed & Breakfast Inn is
the area's only Second Empire-style house.
The building features a square roofline with
a frontal tower and long windows.
"It's a very unusual house for the South,
because right after the (Civil) war, Gen.
Grant went up North and built a few of
these houses. So the nickname was also the
'Grant-style house,'" Montalto said.
New to the tour is the Swearingen
House, a three-bedroom Victorian house
built in 1903. The building is currently be-
ing renovated into a six-bedroom inn to be
called the Camellia Rose Bed and Breakfast,
which is slated for completion in February
"It's not at a stage where it should be for
a tour, but I understand there was a lot of
interest in coming in to see what it looks
like," said Patricia McCants, who owns
the Swearingen House with her husband,
Although visitors can only tour certain
areas of the Swearingen House because of
construction, they will be able to admire the
house's prominent feature tin ceilings.
"It's just beautiful," McCants said. "It's
very different. It'll be a conversation piece,
obviously for the tin."
The three-hour tour begins at 5 p.m. at
the Matheson Museum, where attendees
can enjoy hot cider and holiday cookies.
The Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus
will also perform holiday carols from 6 p.m.
to 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Plantation Bed &
And because the Gators will be playing
in Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference
Championship at the time of the tour,
Montalto said that the Magnolia Plantation
Bed & Breakfast Inn would have "at least
four TV sets turned on."
"We will be giving tours, but we will be
looking at the TV set, too," she said.
The tour costs $10 for general admission
and $8 for Matheson Museum members.
Children younger than 12 can participate
for free. All proceeds go toward the mu-
seum, which is nonprofit.
10, ALLIGATOR U THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
Bakery aims to set itself apart with quality and efficiency
By LANE NIESET
With its variety of upscale prod-
ucts, its blend of European flavor
and American tradition, and its
environmentally friendly practices,
Gainesville's Flour Pot Bakery
stands apart from other bakeries.
The bakery is headed by Xavier
Mazoyer, a chef from France, and
Avner Laskin, an international con-
sultant and chef from Israel.
Laskin has helped to open bak-
eries and new product lines all over
Europe. He began 20 years ago as a
chef and then gradually turned to
"I liked baking more, and it is
less competitive," he said.
Laskin has studied in France's
finest baking schools, including
Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and he
has written several books on the
His method for recipe creation
involves research on classic items,
he said. While some of his recipes
are standards, with others he adds
his own twist.
Laskin's last project, located in
the center of London, was huge.
But he is proudest of this one
because of the people he is work-
ing with and the results he has
The goal of owners Jia Xie and
Jia Xie and Nathalie Fosse are owners of The Flour Pot Bakery on West Newberry Road.
Nathalie Foss6 was to bring some-
thing new to Gainesville.
"I always hear about the lack
of a bakery business in Gainesville
and feel like we can really do a nice
job and add to the community,"
Xie spent months .researching
and looking for the right equip-
ment and people for the project. He
imported display cases from Italy,
ovens from France and Sweden
and refrigerators from Japan.
. "What really is going to set us
apart is our dessert and cakes line
because there are not a lot of shops
that have real desserts such as
mousses and fruit tarts," Xie said.
The pastry line will include
croissants, cookies and muffins,
and the regular menu will include
10 to 12 types of artisan bread.
Since the opening of the bakery
is so close to the holidays, it will
have traditional holiday food such
as apple pie and challah. The Flour
Pot Bakery will also have a retail
section with holiday gifts, gourmet
food and gift cards.
That is not all they are known
"Another one of our trademarks
for being distinguished is that we
try and be very environmentally
friendly and use environmental
practices," Xia said.
Most of the equipment used in
the bakery is Energy Star efficient.
Currently, they are looking into
getting solar panels. The bakery
buys its products from local ven-
dors and weekly farmers markets.
"We also try and get all the
natural ingredients that we are able
to find," Xia said.
The Flour Pot is located in
the new Tioga Town Center on
Newberry Road. The plaza will
hold a grand opening today from
4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be free
samples, gifts and a treasure hunt
hosted by all the plaza's stores.
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 l ALLIGATOR, 11
W ith the end of the year comes
the inevitable glut of best-of
lists and these lists come with
the inevitable cliches about how
the end of the year does that.
My nod to tradition out of the
way, I humbly ofiEr ip what I think,
are the five best records to come
out this eear.
But first. the apologies.
I apologize in advance tor mnv
list. wrhicr I'm sure slants unfairly
toward my pet genres. In my book.
a good folk or hip-hop album will
win over an indie-roo release any
I also apologize to albums that
could have made this list but didn't
because I haven't had time to di-
gest them or because they haven't
come out yet. Had I only two more
weeks. Joanna Newsom's "Ys" or
Nas' "Hip Hop is Dead' might have
found a place on this list. Who's
to say? Unfortunately, this is the
year's last issue of the Avenue. I
But enough of this. Here are
m) picks for the top five albums
4If anyone is going to take this list to task, it
will be for this. But never mind that. Ben Chasny,
the man behind Six Organs of
Admittance, is one of the most
relentlessly brilliant musicians
working today. The album
boasts Chasny's fullest sound
yet, brimming with thunder-
ing drums and textured atmo-
spherics. Chasny complements
this newfound sheen, with his
most dynamic batch of songs
yet, making "The Sun Awakens" a high-water
mark in an already staggering discography.
By TOM HARRIS
- sonic pulse
You might have wanted the screaming dan-
nk of "They Threw Us All in a Trench and
- Stuck a Monument on Top." But
instead you got this a satanic
drum circle pulsing with pos-
sessed chanting and drugged
polyrhythms. And you know
S what? You're better off for it.
Liars' third album is by far
the band's best. "Drum's Not
I" is a dark but cleansing poultice for ears tired
ccharine songs. This is menace, pure menace.
Sometime after the grimy, inbred funk of "Heron
King Blues" Califone front man Tim Rutili
thought he learned boht to write pop songs and went
about making a record of them.
The result, "Roots & Crowns," is
an enthralling take on traditional
pop structure, which reins in
the meandering warmth and
abstracted experimentation that
characterized the band's previ-
ous efforts. Rather than compro-
mising the group's sound, the
(relatively) compacted form renders it more immedi-
ate and digestible.
SAlthough I was a devoted fan of Grizzly
Bear's debut, "Horn of Plenty," there was
nothing on that musty decompression chamber
of a record to foreshadow the
frigid, airy massiveness of
"Yellow House." Its songs soar
skyward and penetrate deep
permafrost in the same instant
all while touching on new
:- folk, jangly indie rock, and
something completely new,
undefined and strange. This is
the sound of a band touching Kubrick's monolith
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Holiday shopping doesn't have to drain your wallet
t's never easy to be careful with
money during the holidays.
- You are going to fall victim to
the urge to splurge and try to go above
and beyond with your friends' and family
members' wish lists.
You are going to be jolted by that
holiday excitement and subsequently be
overcome with an irresistible temptation to
spend, spend, spend on any holiday items:
decorations, food, music, even outfits for
And, of course, you are going to pro-
crastinate on holiday shopping, meaning
by the time you get around to it, you will buy gifts in October, September or even
be willing to pay exorbitant amounts of August when December seems farther
money for pretty much anything that can away than the North Pole.
be wrapped then and there. But, in reality, who really follows that
While I probably should have advice? Martha Stewart?
mentioned this six months ago, Jenn Pfaff Unless you hit the stores on
the truth is that truly cheap Black Friday, I hate to break it
holiday spending doesn't hap- to you, but you've probably
pen during the holiday season missed your last chance for real
at all. bargain shopping.
It happens way before the According to the National
December rush. Retail Federation, the average
The champion savers think holiday shopper will spend
about the holidays year-round. They will somewhere in the neighborhood of $791.10
on gifts this year.
Yet somehow, I think there's a way to
avoid blowing nearly $800 in a month if
you decide not to buy everyone a laptop,
iPod or PS3.
For example, if you have music lovers
on your list, bur a CD you own that they,
Even better, create your own mix for
them, incorporating songs that spark
memories of inside jokes and experiences
If you want to get your friends into the
SEE FUNDS, PAGE 13
Caf6 Gardens has been just across
from the UF Campus since 1976
This quaint landmark establishment
with award winning courtyard
dining is perfect for any dale or
gathering. Don't miss the Friday
wine tasting 6-8pm. Open 7
days. Lunch meetings catered.
Daily Lunch & Drink Specials. -Live
Music Nightly- Call 376-2233
1643 NW 1st Ave.
Liquid Ginger Asian
Grille & Teahouse
101 SE 2nd PL (Behind
Hippodrome Suncenter Downtown)
Pan-Asianseafood, steals and
stir-fry in a relaxing upscale
atmosphere. Try our wide selection
of exotic martinis and hot teas
Open for lunch Sun-Fn and Dinner
every night 5-10O30pm Call
371-2323 for a reservation.
Fresh, wholesome. Authentic
Southeast Asian cu ,.ne Eleganl
atmosphere, exceptional service
Equipped for group presentations
private room available Drink
specials: Monday Wednesday 2
for 1. 10% discount for Seniors.
UF and Shands. Largest selection
of vegetarian/vegan opl;ons. Deli
ciousfood at reasonable prices.
Serving lunch and dinner daily.
3610 SW 13th St, 376-8998
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Eat-in,
Take-out, Drive-Thru, Catering
or Tailgating. Everybody loves
David's BBQ because unlike
ordinary BBQ places, David's
cooks over a real WOOD fire
Eat where the locals eatl Voted
#1 BBQ in Gainesvillel Approved
caterer for UF's Emerson Alumni
Hall. Mon. thru Sat. 7am 'til 9pm
Sunday's open at 8am. Drive Thru
'til 9:30 pm seven days 352-
373-2002. Have David's BBQ
delivered by Gatorfood.com
The New Deal Cafe
Consistently voted best burger in
Gainesville. Other best of awards
include salad, dessert martini.
3443 W University Ave.
Where eating well means eat.
ing healthy .. Gainesville's best -
Chinese food Now with more sizes
available with more vegetarian
options. As always, generous por-
tions, fast service & super lunch!
dinner combos. FREE DELIVERY
613 NW 16th Ave 372.4282
or 380-9076 Full menu and spe
New Wok 88
Just 4 1/2 Blocks from campus
and 54 1/2 bucks for lunch Lunch
specials include rice and soda and
run until 3pm Dinner combos come
with eggroll and chicken, shrimp.
beef, pork, or tofu in a sauce of
your choice. Now serving pod
thai and tempeh. Over 100 dishe
available Healthy food options,
friendly service, and free student
delivery. Open 7 days.
Call 336-6566 for delivery or pick
up 421 NW 13 ST
(next to El India on N 13 ST)
Deja Brew Cafe
This is a coffee shop that should
be a stop on everyone's list Deja
Brew serves the finest coffee in
lownl Enjoy fine coffee, specialty
drinks, gourmet pastries and more
All served to you by a friendly and
knowledgeable staff Deja Brew is
open 24 hours, seven days a week
so you will have plenty of time to
enjoy your favorite drinks. Hope Io
see you there! 1412 W University
Ave in the Target Copy Building
(Now Open for Dinner!)
Restaurant & Internet Cafe
2409 SW 13th ST, 336-4125
New!' Daily Lunch Special-I loam pm
S7 Sandwich & S9 Entrees
Combos including 20oz drink
Serving Gamesville's best Cuban
food since 2003, Virtually Cuban
serves all Ihe Cuban classics.
Ropa Viela, Chicken and Yellow
Rice, Picadillo, Chicken Fricase
& Palomilla Steaks to name a
few are served up with your
favorite sides like sweet plantains,
black beans, yuca and a few
other Cuban favorites We also
offer a variety of sandwiches
pressed & hot on fresh Cuban
bread, assorted pastries. Cuban
coffee and appetizers. So if you
love Cubar, flod or are Iired ol
fast Latin food, you have to try
Mon-Fri: 1 aom-9pm ,
Catering info and full menu
available at virtuallycuban com
Grapevine Deli, Inc.
48 SW 2nd Street
The Grapevine Deli hired skilled
& licensed sandwich doctors to
diagnose, cure and heal all
appetites We have fresh bread
delivered everyday for an ar.
ray of meat options on subs,
sandwiches, & wraps. We also
offer homemade chicken, tuna &
egg salads. One of our many fine
products is Boar's Head, the one
and only meat and cheese for
our sandwiches & party platters.
Along with our great sandwiches,
we offer a variety of world cof-
fees and Italian espresso drinks.
Bring your lap top & use
We are located kitty corner to
the Market Street Pub in the new
parking garage. Open Mon-Thur
7AM-5:30PM, Fri 7AM-5:30PM
& 9PM-1 1PM & Sat 5:30PM-
Home of the Foot Long Gator Dawg
served on our New England hot
dog roll. Or choose your favorite
Dawg: we serve Chili Dawgs, New
York Dawgs, Slaw Dawgs, Sausage
Dawgs, Chicago Dawgs. Delicious
deli sandwiches served on our Kai-
ser rolls full of your choice of meat
and toppings. 1023 W University.
Mildred's Big City Food
S Best of Gainesville for I I yearly
European chocolate cake. cheese-
cake over 20 handmade dei.
serts.. 37i.i7 l 1
3445 W. University Ave.
Mildred's Big City Food
Meals made from scratch with
organic local produce, fresh meats
& seafood, daily baked breads
& desserts by Gainesville's most
awarded chef. Consistently voted
best chef, menu, salad, seafood,
martini, wine list, wine bar, desert 8
service. 3445 W. University Ave.
The Pontiac Tavern
Featuring an eclectic infusion of
international flavors, including
great steaks & seafood. Join us for
dinner and late night entertainment
including a full bar and live music.
232 SE 1 st St., Downtown, just wes
of the Hipp. For reservations call
The Gelato Company
The Gelato Company specializes
in homemade gelato, sorbets,
paninis, sandwiches, and
salads. We make 20-25
flavors fresh daily, ensuring
the utmost freshness and wide
variety. Come check us out in
downtown Gainesville next
to Harry's. Live pianist Friday
and Saturday. We cater!
Open: Mon-Wed 1 Oam-1 2am,
Thurs-Sat I 0am-3am. Sun I Oam- I pm
Live pianist Friday and Saturday
Serving gourmet pastas.
SCalifornia pizzas, fresh fish;
steak, chops, salads, and
desserts Live lazz 7.30pm
SMonday and Thursday. Sunday
brunch 10 30am featuring
international brunch buffel with
never-ending mimosas stoning at
1 00pm Open 5.1 1pm Mon -
Saturday Sunday Brunch 10.
30am Dinner 4-11 pm. Call
378-2001 for reservations or
carry out. Or visit our website at
Gainesville s premiere Hookah
Lounge A landmark since
1980 Serving lunch & dinner in
our glass atrium or dine by our
fireplace Famous for our award-
winning wings, burgers, steaks.
and gyros. Large Mediterranean
menu Drink specials daily. Enjoy
our cozy Hookah Lounge. We sell
only the finedl of pipes, natural
charcoal and premium tobacco
Saturday night belly dancing
performances. Call for details.
mon tues 1 Iam 10pm
wed fri I lam midnight
sat 1 Iam- midnight
Closed Sunday 378.5 179
1120 university ave. Next to
Bank of America
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 13
FUNDS, from page 12
holiday spirit, put together a collection of
Framed pictures or picture collages also
make cheap and easy gifts people love to
Since the world is going digital, you
might consider creating a photo CD or a
slide show with music, showcasing memo-
ries you've captured.
If you don't have any great pictures,
giving an empty picture frame with a
disposable camera is always a quick and
Don't forget about one of the best parts
about the holidays: the food.
Cooking a meal for someone is a great
way to enjoy the company of your friends
and indulge in some of your favorite deli-
Baking holiday cookies or other treats
like brownies and cupcakes as gifts defi-
nitely gets everyone on your good side.
Even those who can't cook have the easy
way out with store-bought candy canes or
holiday candies. Really, who can turn
down holiday candy?
Digging into your talented side can also
If you're a musician, compose a person-
If you're an artist, draw or paint a pic-
ture as a customized present.
If you have a way with words, write
a poem, short story or special note that
would make a unique gift.
And for a present you can't go wrong
with, always remember the gift certificate.
Almost every business offers one now,
so you can contribute toward your loved
one's next dinner, Blockbuster rental or
even gas refill.
You can spend as much or as little as
you'd like with these, but I suggest dishing
out at least $10.
Most importantly, don't forget about the.
You've heard all the corny sayings be-
fore: Spending time with someone is more
important than spending a lot of money;
it's the thought that counts; the best gifts
come from the heart.
But even in a material world, people still
just want camaraderie, companionship,
family, connection especially during the
When you think back throughout the
years, do you mostly remember the pres-
ents you received or the experiences you
Don't believe that what you can give is
limited by what you earn.
You can make people happy by spend-
ing time together, teaching them something
new or taking them somewhere they've
And none of those gifts can be bought,
recreated or returned.
Have a safe, happy and cheap holiday
the guide to
We offer delicious, low-fat yogurt,
Cakes, smoothies and ice cream
of many var;etiesi Come try our
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one of our 3 locations 3102 SW
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Look for our new location on
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Try our Boba tea with over 30
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Open everyday I lam 10:30pm
Carry-out or dine-in Check out
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Known for tasty food and great
prices. we are proud to serve
the best cubans and ropa vieja
S around. Open till 2:30am W S;
Located right downtown across
La Fortuna Latin Market
There's a new Latin store &
restaurant in towrnl Come taste the
unique Lahn American dishes and
purchase your Latin groceries at
the same time. Enjoy our daily hot
Latin menu and try different cuisines
from a different Latin country every
Saturday 125 NW 23 Ave. Suite
#9. We also have Rio Envia (money
transfers) and notary services
101 W University Ave I 110
Mon Sun 336.5323 We have the
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Sor chicken Fresh smoothie bar
& Baklava Pita Bread Bakery at
2401 SW 13th ST. 372.4995 We
sell hookahs, parts, charcoal. Fine
tobacco and halal meat.
Burrito Brothers Taco
Hang out on the nicest patio
in town while enjoying the best
made to order, made from
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Gainesville for 30 years. 1402
West University Avenue behind
the Presbyterian Student Center
Open 7 days. I IAM to 10PM
You've had the rest, now try the
BEST Mexican food in Goines-
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Take a trip to
mellowmushroom cam Since
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our specialty pizzas, monumental
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And yes, we deliver. Dam. Buck-
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our 55 95 Munch Special. 1209
W University Ave. 367-0012.
Tapas 12 West
Having difficulty committing? Let
your tastes roam without fear
of censure. Our appetizer.sized
and priced tapas, inspired by
cuisines the world over, will have
you partaking of more than one
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Book Lover's Cafe
Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine
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2nd Street Bakery serves high-quality organic dishes
Sixth the holidays coming up, the
usual hustle and bustle to find the
- perfect gift begins.
Forget the crowds of people fighting for
their PlayStation 3s.
Instead, have some family and friends
over, bust out the eggnog and wow your
guests with some delicious freshly-baked
bread and pastries.
Unfortunately, if you're like me and
your cakes always come out of the oven as
cookies', then it can prove to be difficult.
But fret not, my oven-challenged friends
- I'm here to sift the day.
The 2nd Street Bakery, on the corner of
Northwest 16th Avenue and Second Street, highest-quality ingredients are used in
is a true gem compared with its competi- some of the most delicious bread and pas-
tion. tries you'll ever taste.
It is a place where one can expect to find These treats are perfect to snack on or
sweet treats such as pistachio bring to family gatherings and
cream eclairs, cranberry brioche Ken Peng social events.
and Boston creme cupcakes. But the selection doesn't stop
And best of all, everything is
completely organic and vegan-
This means two things:
1. You can expect to pay a
little more than you would at
any other bakery, but...
2. You can be confident that only the
The 2nd Street Bakery also
boasts an impressive selection
of freshly brewed coffee.
Traditional desserts such as
cheesecake, chocolate cake and
brownies are also available.
Feeling hungry? Pick up any of their
fresh sandwiches or fruit parfaits.
And best of all, you can enjoy your
meal in a friendly and comfortable envi-
So good luck on your finals, my fellow
But before you make your way out
of Gainesville, remember to stop by 2nd
Take a second to ponder their offer-
ings and pick something up for yourself
and your family (and maybe a few Boston
creme cupcakes for your favorite chunky
Asian columnist). I promise you they'll
Cane Day shows annual glimpse of old-time farm life
By KELLY SEREIKAS
Throughout the holidays,
people are surrounded by sugar.
It's part of the honey glaze on
a Christmas ham, the rum that
makes eggnog a lot more fun
and, of course, the icing-topped
cookies that complete every
meal. Nowadays, sugar fuels the.
holiday events, but in the past, it
was the event.
In the 1890s, the Dudley fam-
ily and neighbors gathered to
celebrate the tradition of cane
grinding during the winter. They
attached a mule to a long pull
and watched as their harvested
sugar cane was crushed by the
The resulting juice was put in
a kettle, boiled and transformed
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4
p.m., visit Dudley Farm for free
to experience their family tradi-
tions on the 16th annual Cane
Day. Besides cane grinding, there
will be wagon rides, blacksmith
displays and craft demonstra-
tions at each of the Anytime
18 historic build- y Frm
ings on this authen- Dudley Farm
tic farm just west of a step ba
Gainesville. Sally I
"Any time you park service
come to Dudley
Farm it's like taking a step back
in time," said park services spe-
cialist Sally Morrison. "It espe-
cially comes alive during events
like Cane Days."
More than 100 costumed vol-
unteers will bring history to life
u come to as they explain the
t' like taking farm's traditions to
Sin time visitors.
k n time. There. will also
orrison be homemade
s specialist soup, bread, bar-
becue and baked
goods available to purchase,
and a silent auction will feature
homemade craft items and an-
Cane Day commemorates the
birthday of Myrtle Dudley, who
donated the farm to Florida Park
Services in 1983.
Morrison said Myrtle Dudley
was honoring her mother's dying
wish when she included a clause
in her will that would maintain
it as an "agricultural demonstra-
The farm is the same as it
was in the 1880s with original
furnishings, a general store and
a post office.
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met its end. OK, that's a little cli- And with that part, I wholeheartedly
ch6 not to mention narcissistic. But the agree.
point is, my little picture will no longer Finally, lest you think I've thrown in the
be in. the paper every Thursday and I'm towel simply due to lack of "sexuality-pro-
thrilled! moting, trailblazing" ideas, here are a few
Why? Well, (aside from my becom- gems that didn't make it yet...
ing a born-again virgin in January) that BBW Luv: Big, beautiful women have
means that one (or more) of you, dear quite a following, and we don't just mean
readers, will be able to occupy this prime online. Gainesville even has plus-size es-
piece of real estate. And I don't mean for corts to suit the needs of men who require
some lousy "guest column." I mean the some extra love.
real deal. You'll be able to write The eHarmony Experiment:
the kind of 400 words that get Maghan McDowell My boyfriend and I each spent
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a certain A. Starren I remember 30 minutes to create profiles on
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hapless freshman female started : boasts "over 35 years of clinical
the semester with a particularly .- and empirical research" behind
fetching letter, the likes of which its methods. So why, then, have
the editors declined to print. we not been matched?
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Or you'll be able to submit the zingers join a furry meet-up in Orlando, to find
that ar%@o daring as to be censored by the out just how much sexuality is involved
Alligator's own editorial staff, like a recent in this odd (but tactile) pastime that has
submission written by a particular Shem people dressing like animals. Alas, no
Fleenor. furry-friendly groups in Gainesville, un-
(Remember how the other week Sex on less you want to create one.
.the Avenue "went to confession?" Yeah. Do you think our sex topics are tired?
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Gainesville Community Playhouse, play: Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," 8 p.m., $15
Hippodrome Theatre, movie: "Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles," 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
University Auditorium, music recital: Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m., free
2nd Street Bakery, live music: Duke Stewart, Marce' and Steph Taylor, 8-11 p.m.
Common Grounds, live music: Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Suburban Legends,
West Bound Train, 8 p.m., $15
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, ballet: "The Little Match Girl," 8 p.m.-midnight
Constans Theatre, dance performance: "Agbedidi Bassikolo: Africa, Dance and the
Diaspora," 8 p.m.
Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre, live music: Alan Jackson, 7 p.m.-midnight
- Gainesville Community Playhouse, play: Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," 8 p.m., $15
Matheson Museum, tour: Historic Holiday Homes Tour, 5-8 p.m.
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, play scenes: "An Evening with Shakespeare," 7:30 p.m.
Civic Media Center, professional haircuts: Community Hair Day, 2 to 4 p.m., $3-10
Constans Theatre, dance performance: "Agbedidi Bassikolo: Africa, Dance, and the
Diaspora," 8 p.m.
University Auditorium, live music: "Sounds of the Season," 6 to 8 p.m.
1982 Bar, live music: Rory, Roses Are.Red, The Transit War, The Secret Handshake,
Alligator Shoes, 9 p.m., $6
Bar One, live music: Avenue D, Alphabet City, Indigo Vox, 10 p.m., $10 advance
Hippodrome Theatre, documentary: "American Blackout," 7-11 p.m., $3-10
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Home brewing equipment facilitates unique hobby
eer's pretty cool.
This we know. What
- is less well-known is
how easy it is to make.
If you're stumped about get-
ting a unique gift for someone or
you're looking for a new hobby
for the new year, consider getting
some home brewing equipment
to get someone or yourself
I'll describe the essentials of
what you need to get a batch
All of this stuff is available
locally at Hoggetowne Tom
Ale Works, 3454 W.
The owner, Barren
Humphries, is a really
friendly guy and will
point you in the right
direction if you have a
And for more
in-depth help, I strongly rec-
ommend "The Complete Joy
of Homebrewing" by Charles
Papazian. The book is a fantastic
primer on everything the begin-
ner needs to know about home
SThis might look like a lot of
equipment, but considering that
one 50-bottle batch of home brew
costs about $30 to make while a
six-pack of decent store-bought
stuff costs about $7, you can
definitely save money in the long
Plus, you can get tipsy on
something you made with your
Here is the absolute minimum
you will need to get started:
A glass carboy This is where
the magic happens. A food-grade
plastic bucket with a hole drilled
in the lid for the air lock (more on
that soon) will also work, but it's
an inferior option. Basically, plas-
tic is permeable, and glass isn't.
If you've ever let pasta sauce stay
in a plastic container for too long
and found the plastic stained
orange, you know this. A per-
meable surface is bad because it
can harbor residue, which fosters
unsanitary conditions. Also make
sure that you are getting a carboy
that is at least 6.25 gallons to fit
your entire five-gallon batch with
room to spare.
A large funnel
is called "wort," and
you have to get it in
the fermentation vessel
somehow. Unless you
Really trust your abil-
ity to direct a stream
of liquid into a hole
less than two inches in
diameter, you need a funnel. Be
sure to pour slowly so air bubbles
displaced from the carboy don't
send wort gurgling all over your
An air lock This keeps your
brew sanitary. It's simple: you
stick a rubber stopper in the top
of your carboy and fill it with
vodka or gin to discourage bacte-
rial growth. It releases the carbon
dioxide produced by the yeast
without letting anything get in,
warding off infection of your
brew as it prevents a dangerous
buildup of pressure.
Vinyl tubing As previously
mentioned, it's pretty easy to get
the wort into the carboy. Getting
it out requires a bit more finesse.
Six feet of vinyl tubing will help
you siphon the beer out of its
Tom Harris labels his caps after bottling a cider. Harris will provide
cider recipes in the Spring semester.
Bottles, bottle caps and a cap-
per Unless you wanted to have
a party and do some serious "car-
boy stands," you're going to have
to store your beer. Siphon it into
the bottles and cap them using
Sanitizer Your beer will
taste like old socks unless you
make sure that everything, at
every stage, is sanitized. Bleach
works fine, but it takes a long
time to rinse off your equipment.
There are affordable sanitizers,
like Star San, available at home-
That's all you technically need
to complete a batch of beer. That
said, it's difficult, messy and
sometimes a bit unsanitary, espe-
cially at bottling time. With just
a couple of extra items, you can
save yourself a ton of heartache.
The extra stuff:
A bottling bucket This food-
grade bucket can cut bottling
time in half. Instead of siphon-
ing the beer into each individual
bottle (which, with a five-gallon
batch, would be siphoning some-
where between 45 and 50"fimes),
you can just do it once, into this
thing. It's equipped with a spig-
ot, which allows for tidier bottle
filling than the unwieldy hose.
A racking cane Though
really nothing more than a bent
plastic tube with a cap on one
end, this thing does wonders for
keeping the yeast sediment at the
bottom of the carboy out of your
bottles. Although the sediment,
consisting of dormant and dead
yeast cells and grain fragments,
isn't bad for you, do you really
want a mouthful of it?
A bottle filler You can at-
tach this thin, plastic tube to the
spigot of your bottling bucket
with a small piece of vinyl tub-
ing cut from the main hose. This
makes bottling a breeze. Simply
press the tip of the filler to the
bottom of the bottle, causing it
to fill. When you're done, release
the pressure, and the beer will
A brush This helps scrape
off the gunk in your carboy.
Without it, you would need to
soak the container for days to get
everything to come off.
Next semester, I will discuss
specific recipes, including one of
the most rewarding varieties to
Sedoctaves gain popularity at UF
Singing group to compete, group recorded in just an hour.
Roberts co-founded the group with two other members
se s ne memb s last Fall, and it has grown from seven to 13 singers. Last
SO ks new mems semester, 15 people auditioned for four openings in the
By CHRISTIANA LILLY
Danielle Torrent, a journalism and history senior, has
Avenue Contributing Writer been an alto for the Sedoctaves for almost one year. She
said the group boosted her confidence in her singing abil-
While the semester is wrapping up, the sultry singers
f Q A I_ A 1d l 1* i h A f
UI e eL octLUaves are aLu a y jpaiul ng alCLa Ie U Ilne.L
In February, the a cappella ensemble will be travel-
ing to Georgia for the first quarterfinals in the Southern
region of the International Championship of Collegiate A
Cappella. However, with four members of the Sedoctaves
either unable to attend the competition or studying
abroad, the ensemble is looking for new singers to fill in
"We're looking for people who love to sing and do
it well," said Stefanie Roberts, musical director and co-
founder of the Sedoctaves.
Auditions will be held at the Music Building on
Thursday, the first reading day of final exams. Singers
should have a short solo prepared that showcases their
musical talent. The group is specifically looking for low
altos and high sopranos.
Despite the fact that none of the members are music
majors, half the singers can read music. They were invited
to join the competition after judges heard a tape that the
"It keeps me in touch with music," she said. "We're all
very different people, but when we come together to do
this we communicate really well."
Even though the group is relatively new compared
with other a cappella ensembles, its popularity at UF has
grow in its year of existence.
The group has been invited to sing at Family Weekend,
Campus Diplomats' "Welcome to the Sunshine State" pro-
gram and the Women's Leadership Conference awards
ceremony at UF President Bernie Machen's home.
The International Championship of Collegiate A
Cappella will be the Sedoctaves' first competition, and
the group hopes to go all the way to New York for the
"I think we have a lot of work to do, but it'll be a great
experience because we've never done anything like it,"
Check out the group's Web site at
www.thesedoctaves.com for audition sign-ups and infor-
Jenniter marnisn / Alligator
The Sedoctaves perform during a holiday event on Dec.
l For Rent
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Starting at just $537
Gated*close to UF
*Incredible Deal 1/1 in 4/4*
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FULL furnish. ONLY $425/mo 770-851-1292
LUXURY 2/2 CONDO
W/D, DW, walk-in closets. Pool and BBQ
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FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
U For Rent
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
COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
Spring leases available incl until, eth, meals
& parking. Only 1 block from campus. 377-
4269. Only $315/mo 12-6-15-1
1 BR/1BA available in a 2BR/2BA townhouse.
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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 leas-
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*UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST*
4BR/4BA individual leases. Fully furnished,
utils included, W/D. $350/mo. Call 278-9347.
1-2 Rooms in elegant home, walk to UF. A/C,
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included. $400/rm + utilities. Msg 371-1456
or email@example.com 12-6-9-1
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
Female Roommate Wanted
Fully furnished. Behind sorority row.
Walk to campus. Brand new apartment.
4BR/4BA-$500-utils, cable, internet included!
Call 904-838-7581 12-6-6-1
Large, furnished room in elegant Victorian
home for male grad student or professional.
N/S, quiet, low-key household. 376-3195
2 bedroom/1.5 bath 2-floor condo Casa-
blanca East. Bus routes 35 & 9. $400 +
utilities a month per room. Furnished, lease
negotiable. Call Ivette @ 786-210-3749
S For Rent
*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2
Across from UF!
Studios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's rent
S For Rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
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
OSUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 from $500/mo**2-1 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!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 12-6-72-2
Deluxe, Large 3 or 4BR apt/house, 60
second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House
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
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
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Leasing for FALL 377-2777
BEAUTIFUL AND NEW
Ceramic Tile, Maple Cabinets, TV in kitchen
Huge scr. porches, W/D, walk-in closets
Only 1.5 miles to UF
2/2's & 3/3's starting at $458/person
Hidden Lake 374-FUNN
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Luxury Across from UF
Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
All About The Extras!
Luxury 2 & 3 BR
Gated*Close to UF
S For Rent
HUGE 2BRs available
Near Butler Plaza*Park Free @ UF
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Spring/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*All the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER
HUGE 1,2, & 3BR
1.3 MI to UF & Pets Friendly
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
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
1,2,&3 BR Flats-w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long*372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
~1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
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FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
3BR/2.5BA Campus Edge $895/mo
3BR/3BA House W $950/mo
4BR/2.5BA Townhouse $1100/mo
Ask about Move-In Specials!
30+ Properties Available!
Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
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*Leasing Now and Jan!*
Ind. Lease *All Inclusive
Luxury 1/1 w/W/D!
Close to UF*Starting at $779
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
www.gatorpads.com for available units or
call 281-0733 or 284-0316 12-6-28-2
1, 2 & 3BRs starting @ $495, $595, & $750
Spacious, separate dining room, patios,
large laundry rooms, cent H/AC, Italian tile,
verticles, DW, W/D hk-ups. Must see. Call
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!!!
1BR 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
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 E ALLIGATOR, 17
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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 ShandsNA
2BR/1BA, $650/mo. 372-0507 12-6-15-2
***NO LEASE REQUIRED***
1BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA
$420/mo utils, HS internet & cable FREE
At Sparrow off Tower Road
BIG AND CHEAP
2/1.5 apt 1100 sq ft $595
3/2 apt 1300 sq ft $695
1800 NW 4th St. Over 20 houses also
available 373-4423 www.maximumre.com
JAN AVAILABILITY ACROSS FROM
SHANDS Newly renovated 2B/1BA condo
New flooring, paint, fixtures & appliances.
Just steps from ShandsNAVet/Dental. Bus
route $850/mo 352-514-8813, 352-494-7707
000005 MINS TO UF*OOOO
3BR/2BA, garage, FL rm, wd flrs, 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. 0 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-
tion. $850/mo. Call 375-1111 12-6-12-2
U For Rent
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
311 "Lilly" House $9501mo. Wood floors,
WID hook-ups, enclosed front & back
porch, central AC & close to campus
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 870-
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-
Available now! Spacious 3BR/3BA town-
house in quiet Rockwood Villas neighbor-
hood. 62nd Blvd. Near 1-75 & mall. On bus
route. W/D. Ideal for family or graduate living.
ONLY $1000/MO. Call Elizabeth 359-0133
**1BR/1BA*No Application fee**
* 3 biks to UF Gatomest Apts; 300 NW
18th St $495 0 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
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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/mo + $400 deposti. 352-372-3131 1-
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
RefurbishedAvailable! Large 3/2.5w/Carport,
Fireplace, Pool & Clubhouse, Cardio Center.
Wooded Setting. Short Term 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 10th Ave) 15 rin to
campus. Wood/tile firs, cent'A/C, W/D, scr
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
3BR/2.5BA all new. Pool and tennis. Near
campus. Available-now. $1250/mo. Call 561-
Duplex for rent: 2BR/1BA $500/mo + $350
deposit. For lease info please contact
landlord at 352-514-9698. Location: Tower
Oak Glen Aps. (near Tower Road) 10 min
to UF. Leave msg w/ph # & I will call back.
1BR/1BA apt. Large screened-in porch, W/D
hook-ups, Pets ok. Rent $500/mo. Sec dep
$500. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #3.-Call 371-
**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq. Ft. $1000/Mo. F & L + $500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 11-
S For Rent
1BR 1BAApt near Sams Club
Terrazo Floors or Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat Gas ht. $400 to $425/Mo.
2901 NW 14th Street. (Behind McDonalds
off NW 31st Ave) Rental Refs a MUST!
Call Merrill Managment Inc. 372-1494 11-
2BR 1BA Duplex off NW 16th Ave
Newly Remodeled, Carpet, Central
H & Air,.Laundry Rm $550/Mo
Rental REFS a MUST!
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modeled, central A/C, W/D, luxury kitchen,
tile/Pergo, DW, very clean & private, big BR,
ample parking, first floor, no pets & smokers.
$715/mo 352-362-6410 12-6-5-2
0 1 Subleases
CABANA BEACH 1BR.in 4BR apt. Avail Dec
13th. Furn. 3rd floor POOL VIEW. Private
bathroom. $500 CASH upon signing & last
month's rent PAID! $539/mo. Call 321-693-
1 BR/1 BA furnished/unfurnished.
Call Sofia 786-853-6432 12-1-20-3
1BR/1BA avail in 2BR/2BA
FURNISHED MELROSE APT.
1st MONTH FREE. 2nd MONTH $50 OFF
Call 352-221-0256 11-30-15-3
WALK TO CLASS IN MINUTES
1BR available in 4BR/2BA near campus.
$365/mo + 1/4 utilities, email@example.com, 407-
College Park. Avail January. 60 sec walk to
campus & the bars. $499/mo. Call Greg @
1/1 in 3/3, $480.12/16/06 8/10/07. Rent incl
intemet, cable, W/D, central AC. Spacious
kitchen w/TV, screened porch, tanning, pool,
gym, pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-2362
2BR/2BA, great room & dining room with fan
in all rooms. Free car parking. 5 min walk to
Shands @ UF. Sublease available from Dec
1st 2006. Contact number Homephone 352
505-3867.Cell 352-871-5717. Name David
SPRING SUBLEASE 1BR in 4BR house, ful-
ly furn BR & house. Rent $350/mo extremely
negotiable. Avail Jan thru July. Roommates
are 3 UF male students. Call 904-994-2328
1/1 avail Jan $550/mo OBO. Huge closet,
pool view, quiet, large floor plan, nicfe neigh-
bors. Rent/move-in date negotiable. Call
813-625-7733 for more info. 11-30-10-3
1 BR1 BA apt in Windsor Hall. $625/mo all utill
cable/internet incl. Pooview, gym, furnisehd.
2 blocks to UF. Call Carrie at 863-441-2560
Sublease whole 2BR/2.5BA luxury town-
house in Hampton Oaks Apts. May move in
anytime Nov and last month is free. Just pay
sublease fee $200. Contact 352-870-6115
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
a l Subleases
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 UFI Behind Swamp. Only
$605/mo. New appliances, carpeted, large
floorplan, pool/laundry. Avail. Dec. Call Chris
SUBLEASE AT GAINESVILLE PLACE
1BR/BA in 4BR/BA available for spring/
summer. Close to UF. $499/mo. Call Hanna
305-298-0249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-
1BR/1BA in NW Gainesville. $400/mo. Pets
OK. Available end of December or beginning
of January through July 28th. Call Mike at
Fully furnished. Utilities included. Jan-Aug.
$530/per room. DESPERATE! Call 407-497-
7068 or 321-356-3384 12-6-8-3
1BR lease in 3BR apt w/balcony. Rent $524,
includes electricity, water, cable, & individual
lease fee. Free amenities 2 pools, 24-hr fit-
ness center, computer lab, tanning. Must be
Female. Call 352-316-5489 Available ASAP
1 BR/1 BA in 4BR/4BA at Melrose Apts. Close
to UF on great bus rte. W/D, util, cable,
intemet included. Furnished. $409/mo.
TinaMari@ufl.edu 305-546-0218 12-5-19-3
WALK TO CAMPUS 1BR in 3BR house.
$400/mo + utils, Avail 12/01/06. Parking,
fenced yard, extra den, wireless internet, can
have pets. Girls only. Call Katy @ 904-386-
Spacious 2 BR/ 1BA in Mill Run
Apt. $555/mo. Avail ASAP.
Call 494-8716. 11-30-5-3
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
1BR/1BA in HAWAIIAN .VILLAGE $510/,,.u.
Lease thru July 07. Quiet complex close to
UF. Avail Dec 18th. Call Dave @9'54-873-
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
Garage Apartment in Duckpond area.
Pet friendly neighborhood, washer &
dryer, 1 bathroom $525/mo. Email:
email@example.com Call D 352-514-6093
if interested. 1-11-10-3
House: 3BR/3BA, all major appliances, fire-
place, A/C-heat, BBQ pit, yard, driveway! 1
mile from UF! $1600/mo. Call 786-255-6736
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-5-5-3
WALK to campus/midtown 1 room in 5BR/
2BA house. $430/mo. All utils incl. HBO,
dvr, wi-fi. Spring semester 813-293-3221
409 NW 12th Street. 1 BR availalbe in a 2BR/
2BA house. $375/mo. Available from Dec 1
thru July 30. Only 4 blocks from campus, 5
minute walk! Call 813-777-7903 12-6-6-3
2BR/2BA unfurnished apt in The Laurels. 8
months left in lease. $480/mo ea oom. Call
Sublease for spring 2007 at The Courtyards.
1 female roommate wanted. Furnished apt
with 3 clean & friendly roommates. All-inclu-
sive rent. Call Kim at 954-812-8020 or email
at email@example.com. 12-6-6-3
Continued on next page.
18, ALLIGATOR N THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
$400/mo 1BR in 3BR/1.5BA house 2 biks
from law school Golfview. Wood fls, W/D,
DW, large living rm, great backyard, fire-
place, dining rm. Grad student roommates.
Avail Jaf .1 Spring & Summer 904-392-7636
Sunrise Apts. $430/mo
All you need is $135 to move in.
Call Catherine 786-348-4236 or
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 12-6-6-3
DEC FREE RENT! 1/1 in 4/4 Gainesville
Place. furnishede, W/D, private bath, all
-inclusive, tanning room. $465/mo. Call Sam
813-728-2593 leave message. 12-5-5-3
COLLEGE PARK APT
Private, spacious 1/1 avail Jan. <5 min walk
to UF campus. $589/mo. Pets ok. Call 813-
WALK TO CAMPUS
House on 17th & 7th Ave N of Swamp.
Subleasing Sunroom $350/mo + 1/5 util.
Spacious, private access. Call 813-417-8450
3BR/2BA 1 mile from campus. Lease ends
August, 2007. Will pay for transfer fee. $8171
mo. Call 352-225-6333 12-6-5-3
Cabana Beach Sublease 1BR/1BA avail.
Dec 16 POOL VIEW/1st floor. $524/Mo
Furn apt, utilities included! Will pay security
deposit and 1st month's rent! Call 847-401-
Share a 2/1.5 apartment in a community with
pool one mile from campus for only $300/
month. Call 954-494-4705 12-6-5-3
2BR/1BA apt. in historic home downtown.
Wood floors, central air, hi ceilings w/fans.
$790/mo + utilities. Optional furn/wash/dry.
$470/mo Lexington Crossing. 1BR/BA in
4BR/BA. Available Dec 18. Cable, DSL
included. Roommates all females. Call Stef
@ 352-328-6481 or email at email@example.com
Walk to Midtown and Campus!!!
Perfect,.pring and Summer Rental. Walk to
campus, midtown, O-dome, and the Swamp
in seconds. Graduating in Dec. and the
apartment will be ready by the 20th of Dec.
lbd/lba in a 2bd/2.5ba townhouse. Room
is large with a large private balcony, closet
and bathroom. Room is unfurnished, but the
downstairs will be furnished. Rent is $630
plus utilities. Call Carly @ 352-494-1032
1BR/1BA Apt Jan 2007 $524/mo 2 blocks to
Shands/campus. DW, fitness center, pets ok
at Country Gardens Apts. Call Robyn 352-
a ll Roommates
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. ,o 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 IF in quiet neighborhood. $450/m;
$400Dpst NO PETS call 352-316-5343
LEAVE MSG 12-6-23-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
ROOM IN NICE DUCKPOND HOUSE
Kind environment for honest, responsible
person. $360/mo + 113 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 porfessional for
vegetarian household. 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
UF Close. Great student roommates, W/D,
DSL, easy park, easy move-in, lease. 371-
CASABLANCA EAST 2/1.5
Live happy here w/doo deal. 5 min from UF,
4 bus routes, clean & new. $400 + 1/2 utils.
(-$75). 352-262-4562 11-30-10-4
3BR/2BA fully furnished house, prefer a fe-
male roommate. SW neighborhood. 10 min
to UF Pool, satellite, interest, Good for grad
students. $425/mo, Incl utils. Avail Jan. 772-
Mature female for spring '07 $450/mo OBO.
Includes private bath, large closet, brand
new appliances, cable/internet. Grantwood
Condominiums. Quiet neighborhood w/pool.
Ideal for gread student. 305-298-7764 11-
Private locked rooms max cable col tv. on
bus rt. 2 rooms $85, $90 per/week. Close
to 3 labor pools. Call 376-0384 for apt &
all info (no comp + no long dist ph response)
Roommate wanted to share 3BR/1.5BA
home in historic Duckpond. $490/mo + 1/2
utils. Avail immediately. Call or email Mike
@ 305-926-1312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SFCC- Roommate needed to share Luxury
Apt. 2 miles east of SFCC. Pool, sauna, hot
tub, and weight room, washer and dryer pro-
vided, private bath. Screened porch w/view
of lake. $470/MO 502-418-0534 12-1-10-4
MASTER BEDROOM/MASTER BATH
Available in a 2BR/2BA. For one female
roommate $400/month + util. Available
ASAP. Located at Brandywine on Archer Rd.
E-mail 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 1 BR/1 BA
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. 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
)] al Roommates )J I Real Estate
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
NW area Master BR/priv 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
1/1 in 2/2 Looking Glass Apts. Steps
from campus! Avail Jan-Aug. $550/mo.
Roommate is female UF student, looking for
same. 305-496-8710 12-6-6-4
Looking for quiet NS, F, mature student
to share a roomy 2BR/1.25BA in Picadilly
Apts for spring 07 or longer. $330/mo, cable,
internet/TV & elec is $100. Great location
for bus & Butler Plaza. BR unfum. 283-1985
Female roommate needed for 2BR/2BA furn
townhouse. Next to pool Close to Oaks Mall.
$500/mo incl cable, internet, & utils up to
$100. Call 386-795-4360 12-6-6-4
1BR/1 BA available in a 2BR/2BA Gator com-
munity, pool, racquetball court, W/D, cable,
internet, non-smoker preferred. $480/mo incl
everything. Call 561-809-0892 12-6-6-4
Share 2BR/2BA Treehouse Village condo 3
mi from UF w/Christian student. Pvt BR &
BA. All common areas shared. Price incls
all utils, cable & DSL. $440/mo. Avail 1/1/07.
email@example.com or 813-917-4365
Large comfortable home walking distance
to UF. Grad level female student desired for
roommate. No pets, no smoking. Month-to-
month lease available. $500/mo all utils incl.
Call 352-283-6820 12-6-6-4
2 female roommates, needed to share
expenses. Marchwood complex. 2-story
3BR/2BA townhouse. Pool. 561-351-3956
Large 2BR 2BA townhouse w/study + back-
yard + patio + pool + gym. LAKEWOOD
VILLAS. Furnished living area, W/D, Pets
welcomed! $400 + 1/3 electric includes wa-
ter, cable, high-speed Internet. NO security
deposit! Available immediately, will hold for
January. 352-213-2833. 12-6-5-4
One-two non-smoking female roommates
wanted for a 3BR/2BA house in Sorrento.
Spring '07 only. $330/mo everything incl.
Wireless i-net, cable, clubhouse & furn rms.
Call 561-843-1886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated drivers are the greatest
Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile
home and much more in the ALLIGATOR
CLASSIFIEDS! Reach over 24,000 possible
buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over
the phone. Please Call 373-Find
Quad-, Tri-, or Duplex w/pvt parking, extra
land, 60 sec walk to UF. Exc cond. House
3/4BR, 2BA, wd firs, covered prch, concrete
patio, garage/work-shop. Pvt Owner. 352-
538-2181 Iv mssg 12-6-72-5
PRE-CONSTRUCTION, NEW, & EXISTING
CONDOS & HOUSES FOR SALE
NEAR UF AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.
SEARCH HERE OR RECEIVE A FREE
AND COMPLETE LIST VIA E-MAIL. Visit
www.mattpricerealtor.com or Call Today,
352-281-3551, Matt Price, Campus Realty.
BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20.units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
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).
Available from Commercial News Providers"
* Real Estate
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo! www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext. 1.
Luxury 2BR12.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 12-6-75-5
2508 SW 35th Place
A gated community located minutes from
the University of Florida Campus,
Shands and downtown Gainesville
2 bedroom 2 % bath town home floor plans,
Units Starting at $174,900.00
Seller will pay 2% towards closing costs
Venture Realty of N. Florida, Inc.
Maria "Birdie" Pla Murnane, Realtor
Office (352) 331-1111; Cell (352) 222-8888
1 mi to UF. 3BR/2BA home. Completely reno-
vated. Custom kitchen cabinets w/stainless
steel appliances. New tile in kitchen & baths.
New carpet in separate living rm & family rm.
Must see! 1617 NW 10th Terr. $239,900.
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.
LIKE NEW CONDOMINIUM IN
CRICKET CLUB on Tower Road.
One bedroom, one and half baths.
Five miles from UF. $117,500.
Call Robb at Dawn Realty 352-339-5595.
FOR SALE BY OWNER. Reduced to
$214,900. WALNUT CREEK on NW 39th
Ave. 1 mile west of Hwy 441 & 3 miles north
of UF. 3/2 perfect condition, 2 years new,
over 1500 sq. ft. Luxury master suite with
twd-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-
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 N ALLIGATOR, 19
5X Real Estate
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
1BR/1BA condo, 2 miles from UF in very
quiet attractive NW area. New floors, utility
room with W/D. $79,000. Call 386-462-3066
$185,000 3/2 + garage in Springtree. Close to
schools, new floors, fenced yard, fruit trees.
Contact Owner/Realtor email@example.com,
262-3264; Realtors Welcome. 12-6-6-5
BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress,& box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 12-6-72-6
BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM.SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 12-6-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 12-
FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/
mattress. New, in box. $140 332-9899
DINETTE SET 5pc $85 Brand new in box.
Never used. 352-377-9846 12-6-72-6
BED $100 NEVER USED! Full size
orthopedic pillow-top set. Still in plastic
w/warranty. Can Deliver. (352)264-9799
BED $195 All New King! 3pc. Orthopedic
Pillow-top mattress set. Never used at all.
Still in plastic, with warranty. Can Deliver
BED $75 for Mattress Set. Brand New,
Still in plastic never slept on! Can deliver
if you need. Call 494-7789
Bed All New Queen orthopedic pillow-top
mattress & box set. Still in plastic with war-
ranty. Can Deliver. $130 (352) 264-9799
Bed $100 All New Full size orthopedic mat-
tress set. Brand new, still in plastic, w/ war-
ranty. Can Deliver.352-376-1600 12-6-72-6
BEDROOM SET $395 BRAND NEW! Still
in boxes! HB, 2NS, Dresser, Mirror...chest
avail. Must see to appreciate! Can Deliver
Dinette Set $125 Brand New 5 pc set in
box, never used! Can Deliver 494-7789
Sofa $225 BRAND NEW! MICROFIBER!
Still in package! Will sell with loveseat $395
for set! Can Del. 376-1600
FUTON-$80- BRAND NEW Futon mattress,
still in package! Sold with oak Futon, both for
$160. Can Deliver 352-494-7789
Pool Table Gorgeous 8' All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved
legs. Br. New still i- crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can-Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS -ALL BRAND NEW"
"Full $80 Queen $100 King $170**
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
Available from Commercial News Providers"
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) ll Furnishings
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:-A1 brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 0 Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $1A9. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
.ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
*DRESSER $35, Ofull size BED $50, *Self-
propelled LAWN MOWER $120, 0 DINING
TABLE & 4 nice CHAIRS $120. Call 335-
Couch, Loveseat, Futon frame
Cpu cart w/lthr chair,
20? tv w/stand, tbl w/ 4 chairs
2end tbls, Coffee tbl, 5cd stereo
$950 will split obo 239-841-6700 11-30-
LIVING ROOM SET includes: reclining
couch, love seat, 2 end tables, one lamp
& bookshelf. $250. Call 352-283-2990 12-
MOVING SALE-2 FAMILIES
Everything must go! Bookcases, furniture,
etc. Saturday 8am 2pm. 2703 NE 11th Terr.
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
A A4 A o1omputer GUeE
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
Easy, Inexpensive, Guaranteed
Computer Solutions Inc
Refer to this ad for 10% off 1-8-118-7
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 12-6-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
GAINESVILLE COMPUTER REPAIR
Service On PC and MAC
Student Discount on Labor
LOW RATE COMPUTER SERVICE
Repair & Upgrade
Discount on Labor
Free Pickup & Delivery
Put your class notes on your iPod!
Try Top X Notes iPod today!
U l Electronics
Friends don't let friends be driven home by
*S Bicycles J
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
S424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN) -
*21 For Sale
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 NW22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
C r For Sale 1
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-
417-3094 Ari 12-6-12-10
KEGERATOR FOR ALE
Fits 1/2 keg. $450/OBO. Call 352-219-5160
2 Technics 1200 M3D turntables and Gemini
Executioner Ten mixer. Very light useage.
$1500. 352-284-6281 or 352-493-0549 12-
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
Scooters from $699. Largest selection
KYMCO, Vento, Hyosung, Keen & many
others. Financing avail. 3550 SW 34th St.
338-8450 solanocycle.com 12-6-72-11
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
New '06 models now in stock! 1 yr warranties
included with extended warranties available.
Our staff has over 15 years of combined ex-
perience selling and servicing motor scoot-
ers. Stop by our state of the art facility today
at 6921 NW 22nd St.(SR 121) 376-6275
New Scooters 4 Less has LOW rates and
services on any scooter. Pickup/drop off
avail. $19.99 oil change and tune ups.
Call us! 336-1271 12-6-72-11
Our UF Grad Mechanical Engineer can work
on any brand of scooter and we have some
of the lowest labor rates in town! Pickups
available and free estimates given for all
repairs! Stop by today at 6921 NW 22nd St
(SR121) 376-6275 12-6-72-11
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
Hundreds off NEW 2006
motorscooters! Thru Dec 15th!
New Scooters 4 Less, NS4L.com
1901 NW 67th PI. 336-1271 12-1-15-11
150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
*0000000 CASH PAID 00000000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free PictkUp
Call today 352-441-0442
2004 VENTO R4i PHANTOM SCOOTER
150 cc, 4-stroke. Exc cond, up to 65 mph.
2,300 mi. Must sell ASAP! $1,500 OBO. Call
Bill @760-917-0056 12-6-5-11
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20, ALLIGATOR E THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAROL
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
CARS -CARS BuyOSellTrade.
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
92 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 NissA Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
87 Volvo $2999 352-338-1999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
97 Geo Metro $1299
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 12-6-72-12
BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, DIVORCE -
NO PROBLEM. We finance & putyou in the
car you want. Come to Gatormax at 12526
SW SR 45, Archer, FL 32618 or call us
at 352-495-9500 Visit www.gatormax.net
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
000 FREE 0 FREE 0 FREE* FREE*O*
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 12-6-34-12
Looking for a newer car or truck? Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. I will help
you. Vehicles starting from $8995. Call me,
Larry Brasington, 352-514-1876. 1-11-20-
*Power Windows Don't Work?*
On site available Call Steve 352-226-1973
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 503J781-4599 12-4-10-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
VW JETTA WAGON'03
White, automatic trans. Still under warranty,
keyless entry, CD player, A/C, 25k miles.
Runs perfectly. Very good cond. 371-2420
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
HONDAACCORD LX 1986
155k miles, No A/C, running condition. $500/
OBO. Eray 352-870-6177 12-1-5-12
99 FORD CONTOUR SE
A/C, power steering, brakes & locks, airbags,
cruise control, auto trans, clean, runs great
$2750, 89k miles. Call Phillip @ 373-7977
V6, power steering & brakes, airbags, cold A/
C, auto trans, runs & looks great $3500. 243k
miles. Call Phillip @ 373-7977 12-6-6-12
97 OLDS BRAVADA
V6, cold A/C,cruise cntrl, power steering,
windows & brakes, leather int, runs & looks
great. $4000, 143k mi. Call Phillip 373-7977
01 DODGE NEON SE
Cold A/C, power steering & brakes, auto
trans, looks & runs great, $3200, 160k miles.
Call Phillip @ 373-7977 12-6-6-12
99 FORD TAURUS
All Power, W/D, 115k highway miles. Please
call1246-2377 leave message. 12-6-6-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 12-6-72-13
* 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-
l Help Wanted
This newspaper assumes no responsibil-
ity for injury or loss arising from contacts
made through advertising. We suggest that
any reader who responds to advertising use
caution and investigate the sincerity of the
advertiser before giving out personal infor-
mation or arranging meetings
il Help Wanted
the independent florida
Evening Newspaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
torial production at The Independent Florida
Alligator. Applicants should be available two
to three nights a Week between 6:00 pm and
1 am, Sunday through Thursday. Production
duties include layout and design. Experience
is preferred on software applications, Adobe
Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
A one-year commitment is expected.
Please include references and availability
All previous applicants are encouraged to
reapply. Fill out application at the front desk
of the Alligator, 1105 W. University Ave.
between 9am and 4pm, M-F. Ask for the
production application. Equal Opportunity
LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 12-6-72-14
Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PTto start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
CNA CLASS: $250! leam @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 12-
Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.comrn
$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 12-
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary,.training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 12-6-72-14
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
We need Paid Survey Takers in Gainesville.
100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys.
$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 12-6-72-14
$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's.now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
Earn up to $12/hr. 0 ALSO KITCHEN HELP
$6.50/hr. Call California Chicken Grill 378-
GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
.ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
SmE l Help Wanted
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105, or call 392-7754 for more info.
WANTED: GOOD EARS
for participation in a hearing study. Please
call 352-392-0601 ext 380. 12-6-72-14
POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone -reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr.
EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
Best part-time job you'll ever have
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW6th St
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
*** SOCCER COACHESOO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
SEll Help Wanted
Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this sum-
mer outdoors, have fun while you work, and
make lifelong friends, then look no further.
Camp Mataponi, a residential girls camp
in Maine, has male/female summertime
openings for Land Sports, Waterfront (small
crafts, skiing, life guarding, WSI, boat driv-
ers), Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding,
Arts & Crafts, Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics,
Dance, Videography, Group Leaders &
more. Top salaries plus room/board &
travel provided. ON CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
WILL BE CONDUCTED. Call us today toll
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
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!
3510SW13th St. 11-30-40-14 $10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring college students for telephone sales posi-
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time. tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6- person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
30-14 34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
SEARS OAKS MALL
Now hiring sales & stock positions. See store
for inquires. May apply online. AA/EOE 12-
Finance co. seeks FTAdmin Asst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
COMPUTER USERS WANTED
Earn up to $25-75/hr Training Provided.
FT/PT IN SALES
GATORFEVER Archer Rd.
692-4472 OR 692-5597 11-30-19-14
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ *Sales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus *Resume To
Don't deliver pizzas. Earn good money with
a job that you can do from almost anywhere.
Also, FREE $50 gift cards, grant-finding re-
sources, and more. 12-4-20-14
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
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
Available from Commercial News Providers"
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006 0 ALLIGATOR, 21
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-
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
Small medical software company seeks
energetic, business-minded individual to
manage sales, training & customer service.
Healthcare background preferred. FIT. 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
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 email@example.com 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
1l eHelp Wanted
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.
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 skils 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
or fax to Tracy Hicks at 392-7962. Salary:
I I Help Wanted
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 &
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:
*Daytime 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 352-246-3210 12-6-7-14
Gainesvile company seeks Web/Java
Programmer to add web interface to existing
software system and help maintain/extend
current Java code base. Email resume to:
"Copyrighted Material CALICO JACKS
"Copyrighted Material MOST WANTED Now hiring for all kitchen positions. Apply in
STperson 3501 SW 2nd Ave. 12-5-5-14
VSyndicated Content Seeking recent grads/current students in
Syndicated Co t Psy, Sp. Ed., or other related field to work
with autistic children and adults. $10/hr.
Please contact Mark at 332-8588 for more
Available from Commercial News Providers" ina. 12-6-6-14 r a 2- fo o
r WAITPERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm Sawamura
Japanese Steak House. 1624 SW 13th St.
@ 300 Club. Current Lifeguard & CPR
Certification required. Call 378-2898 ext. 4
Advertising Account Executive
Selling Magazine Advertising
$40K to-$70K potential.
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSISTANT
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn:
Now hiring BANQUET STAFF &
RESTAURANT STAFF. All shifts. Apply in
person SW 13th St. or call Justin 352-240-
Now hiring ALL POSITIONS
Apply in person 3598 SW Archer Rd. Mon
- Thurs between 2 & 4pm. or anytime online
at: Fridays.com. Holiday availability required.
ATTENTION EDUCATION GRADUATE
STUDENTS: Tutor needed in our SW home
for 8th gr. boy starting in January 2007.
Organizational skills a must and knowledge
of Latin preferable. Please forward resume to
1 -Help Wanted I W Help Wanted
(DOB 11/25/54); 5'05",
200 lbs, Black Hair,
11 Counts of Grand
Theft Ilt, 20 Counts of
Dealing in Stolen
Call (352) 372-STOP
W\ Help Wanted
Medical assistant for busy dermatology of-
fice. Ideal position for health-related major.
PT >20 hrs/week, possible full-time. 1 yr or
greater commitment. Experience desired but
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Dick hopes for rebound game
Arkansas QB completed 3 passes on LSU
By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
Arkansas' best quarterback
against LSU last Saturday was run-
ning back Darren McFadden.
Starting quarterback Casey Dick
knows that is just not acceptable if
the No. 8 Razorbacks (10-2, 7-1 SEC)
are to have any chance of knocking
off No. 4 UF (11-1, 7-1 SEC) in the
Southeastern Conference title game
"When you don't execute, ev-
eryone looks at me, which they
should," Dick said. "That's probably
the worst game I've played in, to be
Just how bad was Dick's perfor-
mance in Arkansas' 31-26 loss to the
Tigers? The sophomore completed
just 3 of 17 pass attempts for 29
yards, and didn't complete a single,
pass in the second half.
Also, 21 of those passing yards
came on a poorly thrown pass that
receiver Marcus Monk broke for a
McFadden was the Razorbacks'
leading passer, completing both of
his pass attempts for 33 yards.
The most telling stat about
Dick's performance, however, is that
McFadden and Arkansas sopho-
more running back Felix Jones com-
bined for 319 yards rushing, and the
Razorbacks still lost.
"Everyone has a bad day," Dick
Said. "My day came at a bad time.
We have those (mistakes) totally
corrected and fixed, and we'll be a
totally different football team come
Dick had bet-
ter hope so, be-
cause he has tal-
his neck for play-
Dick Dick, the in-
heading into 2006, already lost his
job to Mustain once, due in part to a
back injury that caused Dick to miss
much of the preseason.
Mustain was considered the No.
1 quarterback recruit in 2006 by
several recruiting services. He won Dick said the experience of han-
his first eight games as a Razorbacks dling the adversity involved with
starter, but- was suddenly pulled his injury is helping him weather the
from the lineup in favor of Dick after pressure of being on the hot seat.
throwing one pass an interception "You have to go in and just worry
- against South Carolina on Nov. 4. about yourself," Dick said. "You
"The games were speeding have to just have fun. (You can't)
up for him and the defenses were put a lot of pressure on yourself to
constantly changing," Arkansas make plays."
coach Houston Nutt said. "That's And if there was ever a game.the
the biggest jump from Friday night Razorbacks needed Dick to step up,
to Saturday night. Especially on the it might be the one on Saturday.
road, we just needed a little more While nobody has been able to
experience." stop Arkansas' run game this year,
Despite Dick's struggles against if anyone can, it might be the Gators.
LSU, Nutt did not call on the tal- UF is ranked No. 1 in the SEC in
ented freshman during the game. rushing defense, allowing about 70
However, Nutt has said that yards per game and an average of
Mustain, who was coached by 2.7 yards per carry.
Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus "Florida is a good defensive
Malzahn in high school, will get team," Dick said. "Well have to take
more reps this week. that challenge and go with it."
Harvin, Wynn return to practice; Everett still out
By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
UF freshman receiver Percy Harvin and
senior tailback DeShawn Wynn both practiced
Wednesday for the first time all week.
Harvin suffered a neck stinger against
Florida State while.Wynn re-injured the left
shoulder that has bothered him for much of
the last two seasons.
Coach Urban Meyer said that Harvin
looked fast, but couldn't tell about Wynn
because the two participated in non-contact
Senior linebacker Earl Everett, who re-ag-
gravated his sprained left ankle against the
Seminoles, didn't practice but is still expected
NO MORE FIELD GOALS? There is still no
leader in UF's never-ending kicking com-
More importantly, this reality has spilled
over into the Gators' play-calling.
Meyer admitted for the first time
Wednesday that the lack of a steady kicker
might change the way he and offensive coor-
dinator Dan Mullen call plays.
Depending on the distance
to go on third down, the Gators
may now opt for a play that
Football leaves them with a short at-
tempt on fourth down.
In past third-and-long situ-
ations, UF has preferred looking downfield,
hoping that an incomplete pass would still
leave them with 3 points.
"We're pretty dose to (not kicking field
goals)," Meyer said. "We might run it or (quar-
terback) draw or something like that to get in
range for fourth down.
"Fourth-and-5 and fourth-and-8 percent-
ages are against you. It's a percentage game,
and you also take your field-goal percentage
into consideration, too."
Senior Chris Hetland has held the job
throughout the season, but has connected
on just 3 of 12 attempts, none longer than 29
He missed 35- and 38-yard tries against
FSU last Saturday.
UF's No. 1 SEC run defense meets No. 1 back
MCFADDEN, from page 24
a candidate and one of the top three or
four," Nutt said.
Some Arkansans might chant,
"Woooooooooo, Pig! Sooie!" out of habit,
but chances are McFadden was doing the
Hog cry in his mother's womb.
The Little Rock native attended
Razorbacks football camps and games be-
fore he ever got to high school. By the time
he became a sensation, other programs
never even bothered recruiting him.
"He had it in his heart since really in
the seventh, eighth grade," Nutt said.
"Once he got here, he said, 'Hey, I'm com-
ing to play for you, coach.'"
Said McFadden: "It just feels like a
dream come true. Growing up watching
them all the time, I always hoped this
But nobody imagined what McFadden,
affectionately regarded as Run DMC or
D-Mac, would eventually become. The 6-
foot-2, 205-pound tailback has the height
of a possession receiver and the speed of
an Olympic sprinter. He can catch. He can
block. He is only a sophomore.
"You get kind of numb to it," offensive
coordinator Gus Malzahn said. "You just
expect him to make unbelievable plays.
Each week, there's one play where you
say, 'That's not right.'"
Though their styles contrast, McFadden
reminds Nutt of a certain Barry Sanders.
Nutt was Oklahoma State's wide receivers
coach when Sanders played there from
1986 to 1988.
"[McFadden's] one of those
guys you look at on film and
say, 'Hey, he's for real."'
"They had some of those same char-
acteristics, those same qualities," Nutt
said. "They both have some of the same
"He's one of those guys you look at on
film and say, 'Hey, he's for real,'" UF line-
backer Brandon Siler said. "He's not just
Here comes the scary, part: McFadden
can pass. Not only that, he doesn't have
one incompletion this season.
"I could probably throw it 60 or 65
yards," said McFadden, who is 5 for
5 passing for 70 yards and two touch-
Danny Nutt, running backs coach and
brother of the head coach, helped intro-
duce a unique Wildcat package in which
McFadden takes direct snaps from the
center. The options this gives Arkansas
are innumerable. McFadden can choose to
run the ball in any direction, pass or pitch
it to the underrated Felix Jones.
Jones, also a sophomore, happens to be
a feature back trapped behind McFadden.
He averages more yards than the starter
(7.6) and has rushed for '961 yards and
The Gators aren't fazed. Or, if they are,
they've done a good job masking it.
"I think anybody can be stopped,"
defensive lineman Ray McDonald said.
"I think you just have to focus in on what
UF allows about 70 rushing yards per
game and hopes McFadden can be con-
tained by its defensive line. If not, Siler,
Earl Everett and Brian Crum are all good
"If I'm making a lot of tackles on him,
something ain't going right with the de-
fense," safety Reggie Nelson said.
McFadden anticipates this very prob-
lem developing on Saturday.
"With the offensive line I have up front,
I feel like we can pretty much run on any
defense," he said.
cooks for forward
HOOPS, from page 24
Even though no one can really substi-
tute for Brewer's mother; Donovan's wife,
Christine, is trying to be a dose second.
"My wife she's the best," Donovan
said. "My wife had surgery on her foot
(Tuesday), and she's up right now trying to
make him some food so he can at least have
some food in the room. With his family being
so far away ... you want the guy to feel like
he's around family and he's home and he's
comfortable and he's got what he needs."
Brewer is still out indefinitely and could
miss UF's home game against No. 3 Ohio
State on Dec. 23.
"I know it's killing him right now not get-
ting an opportunity to play," Donovan said.
"But he takes things in stride, and I think he
knows he needs to get his rest and try to get
himself back as soon as possible. But a lot of it
has nothing to do with how he feels. Doctors
don't want him to have any contact for the
next couple of weeks."
Gators OK with No. 9 seed; Fr. Cusack, Jr. McCray finally fully healthy
VOLLEY, from page 24
teams from Florida.
If UF defeats FAMU, it will
play on Friday the winner of the
College of Charleston-Arizona
State match that takes place at
5 p.m. today in the O'Connell
BAD SEED: Though the Gators
have only two losses and came
from a conference with seven
NCAA Tournament teams, they
couldn't crack the top half of the
tournament's 16 seeded teams.
In the No. 8 spot is a seven- cant wins," she said. "We thought bero Elyse Cusack and junior
loss Minnesota team that lost to Utah was a significant win we opposite hitter Amber McCray
LSU, which the Gators defeated thought. Utah wasn't even a top- for several matches this season,
twice. 16 seed." both are nearly 100 percent .for
But Wise feels the Gophers the NCAAs.
deserve their seeding because of FINALLY HEALTHY: In a sport Freshman defensive specialist
impressive wins in the Big Ten, a that's all about timing, the Gators Alli Cecchini has had strep throat
strong volleyball conference. have even timed their injuries this week but does nol expect
"(Minnesota) has more signifi- well. After losing freshman li- that to hamper her play tonight.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
UF hopes to record hits on Run DMC
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Can any defense stop Darren McFadden?
"We haven't seen one yet," Arkansas quarterback
Casey Dick said.
Folks, he's being brutally honest.
There is so much you can say about Arkansas' super-
star tailback that it might be simpler starting with the ba-
sics: He's faster than a TV dinner. He's as elusive as David
Copperfield. But meals and magicians can't throw, and
McFadden can do that too.
"We'd like to think he's unstoppable," Arkansas coach
Houston Nutt said.
The Gators (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) have
been working overtime in their film room preparing for
arguably the nation's No. 1 run-
Isoavisi"EpRNP ning back and one of the most
Sw stunning physical specimens in
o ct McFadden's 1,485 rushing
yards (6.1 average) and-18 total
touchdowns will cash with the SEC's No. 1 run defense in
Saturday's conference championship game.
"He's why you go out and spend so many hours and so
much money on recruiting," UF coach Urban Meyer said.
"He's what you look for."
McFadden is the beginning and end of Arkansas' of-
fense. He also returns kicks, one of which he has returned
for a touchdown. But just because you know he's going to
run at you doesn't make it any easier stopping him.
LSU found out the hard way. The Tigers, whom some
still consider to be the SEC's best overall defense, sur-
rendered 182 rushing yards to McFadden last Friday,
including an 80-yard, up-the-gut, "See you later"-type
touchdown. Heisman Trophy, anyone?
"After being in one of the toughest leagues and watch-
ing a liile bit of football, I would have to say he has to be
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By JOSH ARMSTRONG
The UF volleyball team enters the NCAA
Tournament tonight as a perennial contender
that just can't win the big one. So Coach
Mary Wise turned to someone who recently
shed the same label: Billy Donovan.
"We certainly have tried to learn from
the men's basketball team, so much so that
we asked Billy to speak to the team back in
August," Wise said. "His message was all
about leadership and how leadership should
come from every player. ... The team really
bought into it."
UF (28-2) seems to have taken Donovan's
message to heart, as many different players
have produced in its wins.
So when the Gators' NCAA Tournament
campaign begins tonight at 7:30 against
Florida A&M (21-6), Wise will see if her team
"[Donovan's] message was all
about leadership and. how lead-
ership should come from every
UF volleyball coach
can take that next step. A No. 9 seed, UF
swept FAMU out of the first round in 2004.
One standout in that match was Rattlers
outside hitter Maria Andonova, who is cur-
rently second in the nation in kills per game
"It's not just her big jump and velocity,"
Wise said. "She's just such a smart hitter and
shell get kills out of the front row and the
UF's two losses have been at the hands
of dominant hitting. UCLA middle blocker
Nana Meriwether had a .875 hitting percent-
age as the Bruins swept UF on Sept. 2.
SouthCarolina outside hitter Shonda Cole
racked up 35 kills in a 3-1 win on Sept. 17.
But the Gators defeated the Gamecocks
on Oct. 20 by preventing-their supporting
cast from contributing. UF will try to defeat
FAMU by employing -the same strategy
against Andonova's teammates.
"If she goes off on 30 kills, we'll be in trou-
"ble," said Marcie Hampton of the Bulgarian
Several of the Gators have called FAMU
"scrappy," describing the way the Rattlers
consistently keep the ball in play.
"I don't know if it's scrappy (but) I think
it's aggressive," Wise said. "The ball is al-
ways coming back on an attack."
The Gators have won 16 consecutive first-
round matches and 37 consecutive against
SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 23
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators have escaped a pos-
Doctors and blood tests con-
cluded Wednesday that Coach Billy
Donovan and forward Joakim Noah
do not have mononucleosis. Noah
found out in the morning that he has
an upper respiratory infection and
should play against Florida State on
Sunday. Donovan had a doctor's ap-
pointment in the afternoon where he
was told he does not have mono or
the flu, UF sports information direc-
tor Fred Demarest said.
both he and Noah
felt fatigued, con-
gested and had
It now seems that
Las Vegas trip just plain wore the two
out. But the good news does little to
help the Gators deal with forward
Corey Brewer, who does have mono.
Donovan knew Brewer's condi-
tion was pretty grim when the junior
visited him in his office Monday.
As he sat on the couch, Brewer
trembled and shivered, so Donovan
offered him his sweatshirt to wear.
"I gave him my sweatshirt and
immediately in the middle of the
meeting, I'm sitting there talking to
him, and he's taking my sweatshirt
up over his mouth, and he's cough-
ing into my sweatshirt," Donovan
._:.ud "So I said, 'You know what?
You can have that. I don't need that
back. You just keep that, and that will
be yours and you do what you want
While most kids would just want
to go home and have their mothers
take care of them, that is out of the
question for Brewer, whose family
lives more than 600 miles away in
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 23
"I ain't messing with him right now.
He's probably a little heavy."
UF safety, about if he ever tackles UF
defensive lineman Joe Cohen, who
played with Nelson at Palm Bay High
N 1996: The No. 1-ranked Gators are
upset by Florida State in Tallahassee
24-21. However, UF won the SEC title and
exacted revenge on the Seminoles in the
Sugar Bowl 52-20 for the school's first
and only national championship.
Today's question: How many yards will Arkansas' Dar- Percent (votes)
ren McFadden rush for against the Gators? Grossman 53% (254)
(Vote at alligatorSports.org.) Leak 33% (151)
Matthews 9% (44)
Wednesday's question: If Chris Leak wins a ring, who Bell 5% (22)
will you consider the best UF QB not to win a Heisman? Reaves 2% (10)
(See right for results.) 481 TOTAL VOTES
Wise looks to trash NCAAs stereotype