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Gainesville developers upgrade their condo plans
By DREW HARWELL
Gainesville developers are updating their
plans to make the city taller.
Building planners for University Corers
and Gainesville Greens are increasing the
facilities, space and cost of their multimillion
University Comers announced changes in
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See Story, pg. 20.
their $185-million plan late November. They
told the city they would eliminate the planned
underground garage, add parking on the roof
deck, add another flo6r and increase the avail-
able living units from 400 to 490.
Complex representative Henry Rabell said
plans changed for the underground parking
lot because it would have cost too much, taken
too long and been dangerous.
"It wasn't a good ecological move," he
said. "We didn't want to create a sinlkhole sce-
nario." There will still be parking underneath
the building, he added.
-.. The future site of University Comers, now
a Starbucks in an otherwise vacant complex
across from the north edge
Around of campus, will house the
Gainesville nine-story complex when
construction finishes in late
2009, said Rabell.
"It's one of the most remarkable develop-
ments in all of North Central Florida," he
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said. "Looking back at this, it's going to be
considered a historical landmark. It will be
Gainesville's grand jewel."
The development's nearly 70,000 square
feet of space will house restaurants, coffee
shops, offices, boutiques, spas and high-end
salons, Rabell said.
Condominiums will range in size from 390
square feet to 3,500 square feet for the five-
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Gainesville is known
for many things. Among
them are burritos,
punk rock, engaging
academics, and, to
Bernie Machen's cha-
grin, drunken revelry.
Students know what
it's like to be part of
those happy hordes. But
what about the people
on the reverse side of
Gainesville nightlife? The
police, the Later Gator
bus drivers? The people
who keep the nightlife
machine from combust-
ing. How do they cope
with the perfumed, well-
See story, pgs. 8 and
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2, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
JCCC Town Hall Meeting
Weimer Hall, Room 3032,
The Journalism and
Council holds a town hall
meeting for students who
want to share ideas about
the college and inquire about
Florida FlyIns Exhibition
Reitz Union Gallery, 7 p.m.
An international journalism
course culminates in a recep-
tion for its annual exhibition
of student reporting and
photography, this year from
Ibarra, Ecuador. Refreshments
will be served.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom,
Get Carded presents a variety
show with live music, dance
and comedy to educate people
about organ and tissue dona-
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Court hears voting debate
* UF COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE
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By JESSICA DaSILVA
Three UF students met Monday night to
debate the future of naked voting.
The UF Supreme Court heard arguments
from Supervisor of Elections Brian Aungst
and two concerned students to determine
whether Student Government voting meth-
ods are constitutional. The court expects to
make a ruling by the end of the semester.
Tommy Jardon, a former SG party leader,
and former Sen. Rosemarie Clouston at-
tended as advocates of online voting, which
would enable students to vote from any
computer with an Internet connection. Other
methods include voting by campus computer
and voting by paper ballot.
But Aungst spoke against online voting,
saying it compromised voting secrecy and
"I know a lot of votes would be made
under coercion," Aungst said. "I can't ensure
that some organization won't have a manda-
tory meeting in a room with three computers,
order 30 pizzas and say, 'You're not leaving
until you vote for this person.'"
But Clouston and Jardon disagreed, say-
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tion with paper ballots the voting method
used in the most recent SG election.
They also cited absentee ballots as having
the potential for voter corruption.
Clouston noted that there is no way to en-
sure the student who completes and returns
a ballot is the same student who originally
"I think it's premature for the court
to rule against something based on
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However, she admitted that "only a hand-
ful" of students vote via absentee ballot, as
opposed to the 10 to 15 percent of voters who
cast absentee ballots in national elections.
Jardon added that the court should not
rule online voting unconstitutional without
"It doesn't make sense to bar the option,"
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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
Humane society seeks dog foster homes for holiday
By FRANCESCA DE GIROLAMI
Alligator Contributing Writer
This Christmas, cozy up to the fire with a
hot chocolate, a book and something a little
more playful and fuzzy a dog.
The Alachua County Humane Society is
looking for people who can provide care for
dogs during the Christmas holiday through the
Pet Placement Fostering program. The program
started last Fall and hopes to give dogs a loving
home for a short time over the holiday break.
Caroline Parra, volunteer coordinator for
ACHS, said fostering has been in place for a
while, but Pet Placement Fostering is a more
proactive program, geared toward getting
some of the animals adopted after they are
"We realized we really had to do something
different to help the dogs get adopted," Parra
She said it is great for the dogs because those
who foster can take the dogs out.for a day and
go to a dog park or to campus. The dogs wear
vestsletting others know that they are available
for adoption, which increases awareness and
helps the dogs get exposure.
"It helps drive people here to see the animals
that we have, and it's really been successful so
far," she said.
Parra said that last year not all of the dogs
"We realized we really had to do
something different to help the
dogs get adopted."
Alachua County Humane Society
were matched with foster owners, leaving
some without a home for the holidays and re-
quiring some staff to work on Christmas. This
year she hopes to get all of the dogs fostered
out, not only for the benefit of the dogs, but also
to relieve the staff.
Sarah Bass, of Worthington Springs, fos-
tered three dogs during the Thanksgiving holi-
day and plans on fostering two more during
Christmas. She is thinking of adopting Binkie,
a pit bull mix she fostered.
"After a couple of days they just settled
right in," Bass said. "They were all very well
behaved and did just fine."
Bass said she let the dogs run around in the
yard and play, something they don't get to do
as often at the shelter.
"It's a nice break for the dogs," she said.
Students can take dogs home with them and
bring them back after the break, Parra said.
"Providing the dog with a family life and
love you know, I think that's what is most
rewarding for the animal and for the people,"
Parra said. "Thats what the dog needs."
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Flylns students learn in international classroom
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EXHIBITION DOCUMENTING LIFE IN ECUADOR.
By KRISTEN HINES
Alligator Contributing Writer
Photojournalism senior Ginger Larson waited to exit
the plane in Quito, Ecuador, when one of. her Florida
FlyIns classmates joked, "How is Ginger going to blend
in with the locals?"
Larson, who has blond hair and blue eyes, looked
around the plane and was surprised to notice two other
blond women among the predominantly Hispanic pas-
sengers. As she started talking to them, Larson's eyes
widened and her classmates' mouths dropped when they
learned the two women owned a rose farm in Ecuador.
The class knew Larson had hoped to work on a story
about the cut-flower industry.
For seven years now, UF students have used luck and
skill in an international journalism course nicknamed the
Florida FlyIns. For the class, student photographers and
reporters fly to a Latin-American country to document life
there. Today, the public can see their stories and photos
at the program's exhibition reception, "Ecuador in Words
and Pictures," which opens in the Reitz Union Gallery at
Co-founded by Pulitzer Prize-winning professor John
Kaplan and professor emeritus Kurt Kent, the class is de-
signed to teach journalism students how to work in the
international arena. Often, the students document suffer-
ing in Latin American countries. This year's trip to Ibarra,
Ecuador, was no different.
Morgan Petroski, a photojournalism senior, and
Vanessa Garcia, a reporting senior, documented life in a
prison where 52 women, many with children, endured
poverty and unsanitary conditions.
Other students covered native customs. These in-
clouded the popular and legal game of cockfighting, the.
art of weaving and the ancient tradition of dining on fried
guinea pig, considered a delicacy by the Andean people.
Reporting senior Chan Tran and photojournalism se-
nior Tricia Coyne spent the week with a Colombian refu-
gee family whose members fled their homeland because
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their lives were threatened by guerillas. By the time the
students said goodbye, Tran realized that the family was
lucky in its own way.
"They are happy because they have each other," Tran
said. "They showed me you can have nothing, yet have
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Reporting senior Vanessa Garcia, center, interviews two girls who live with their mothers in the women's wing of a
prison while working on her story for the Florida Flylns class in Ibarra, Ecuador.
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6, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
What does Bernie
Machen actually do?
It must be great to be UF President Bernie Machen. No,
not because of the motorcycle it's hard-.to feel the
wind rushing through your hair when you're bald.
We're talking about hiring and firing university adminis-
trators. That sounds like fun.
Let's say you screw up. Big time. You're in Idaho, fly-
fishing, without a care in the world and then bam!.
- all of a sudden, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
is drowning in -debt. You can hop the next flight to
Gainesville and fix UF's biggest college. But why?
It's so much easier to let CLAS Dean Neil Sullivan sort
things out or not sort things out, as the case may be.
And when he botches the job, when CLAS keeps over-
spending, year, after year, all you have to do is fire him.
Your hands are clean.
Pretty cool, huh? But it gets better.
To make sure something like the CLAS meltdown
doesn't happen again, you can hire new administrators to
do your job for you a senior vice president for adminis-
trative affairs to handle day-to-day operations, and a chief
financial officer to keep an eye on the bottom line.
Now you can kick back and relax. That's right it's
nothing but Minesweeper and Spider Solitaire until quit-
ting time. But you still have to put in appearances at
fundraising dinners, building, groundbreaking and con-
ferences. It's tough to get out of those.
Unless yes, of course! You can hire look-alikes,
skilled impersonators to stand in for you at public events.
Just like Saddam Hussein! That's using your noggin.
Then again, you could just do your job.
Kidding, kidding! We had you going for a second,
didn't we? Why work up a sweat when you can delegate
every responsibility, every shred of accountability, every
tough question to a subordinate? Ah, to be Bernie Machen
- what a life that would be.
Why did Leavey leave?
sometimes it seems as
if opponents of the
College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences' five-year plan
aren't interested in anything
but defending the status quo.
They want no budget cuts, no
hiring freezes and no changes
in departmental leadership
- even though the status
quo clearly isnMt working.
For the record, we think
the administration should
enlarge CLAS' budget to
prevent a loss of faculty.
Unfortunately, that option's
off the table and shame on
UF President Bernie Machen
for that. But it's time for the
CLAS Assembly, CLAS Unite
and other groups protesting
the five-year plan to face the
music. Personnel losses are
inevitable. So are leadership
changes in CLAS.
Unfortunately, the admin-
istration is pathologically in-
capable of making the neces-
sary changes in a transparent
way. Every decision seems
random, arbitrary as if
someone in Tigert Hall picks
names out of a hat and then
flips a coin to decide between
firing or promoting them.
According to the five-year
plan, outgoing English chair
John Leavey was supposed
to step down in 2008. Instead,
he was dismissed from his
position last week and
for what? Why get rid of him
two years early? Why get rid
of him at all? Who knows?
If the administration wants
the support of students and
faculty, it had better give us
some answers. Soon.
Sl the independent florida
Quit whining about
After the football game this weekend and may
I just say congratulations to the Gators for mak-
ing it to the national championship game my
attention was forced back to the two term papers I have
due in the next few days.
I naturally started thinking about what grades I'll
end up with in my classes. Most of them are going
pretty well, but there's always a little gray area.
For one of my classes, I'm probably looking at a C-
plus unless I can combine hours of studying with
a small miracle during exam week. "Woe is me!" I
thought to myself as I drove back from Atlanta. "If only
there were some way to bring that grade up and keep a
nasty C off of my transcript!"
If I hadn't been the driver, I would've cried myself to
sleep. But instead, I got to thinking: What's the big fuss
over "minus" grades? Just about every other university
in Florida has them, so why shouldn't UF be held to the
Several of my professors have told the class that our
Grade Point Averages are already inflated. By introduc-
ing minus grades to the mix, we'd even the playing field
Personally, I'm all for minus grades. I have two B-
pluses on my transcript that would most likely have
been A-minuses if we'd had this scale a few semesters
Let's clear up a common misconception: UF has.no
official grading scale. Each teacher determines his or
her own. That means they can fudge the guidelines a
Our professors really aren't out to mar our GPAs and
kill our chances at graduate school. I'm willing to bet
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'minus' grades, UF
most of them would give you an
A with a 92 percent. That's nice
of them, but it's also arbitrary
and unfair some professors
t give students the benefit of the
doubt, and some don't.
Jessica Holland It seems the students most
Jess Suggests adamant against implementing
firstname.lastname@example.org minus grades are those students
who want to do the bare mini-
mum to just barely get an A or a
B. Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again that's
the wrong way to go about your education.
You're here in college to learn, right? And shouldn't
your GPA and transcript be as accurate a reflection of
your learning as possible? Hopefully, your answer to
both of these questions is yes and hopefully, you
realize that minus grades will add more credibility to
And if you're one of those students doing the least
amount of work possible for your grade, hopefully
you'll at least exert enough effort to maintain that A or B
rather than sit back and accept an A-minus or B-minus.
However, I think UF should do one thing to make
minus grades more palatable and the whole grading
scale more fair implement an A-plus.
The University of South Florida has, and I think it's a
great idea. It's still worth the same as an A, but having
that plus on your transcript looks good without inflat-
ing your grades.
Besides, we'd have a new goal to strive for.
Jessica Holland is a German and economics junior. Her
cdlumn appears on Tuesdays.
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Letters to the Edito
G.A.T.O.R.S, system encourgaes scalping
As a lifelong Gator fan, I've never been
prouder to be a Florida Gator. Our basket-
ball team is a reigning national champion,
and the football team is bound for its own
national championship game next month.
A true fan couldn't ask for much more
- except the chance to attend the big
game next month.
Thanks to the "amazing" G.A.T.O.R.S.
phone system, students will have the op-
portunity to buy their tickets for $179 each
- a great deal.
But why go to the game if you can turn
around and sell your ticket online for a
$1,000 profit? Who needs to see the game
in person when you've got a brand-new
The University Athletic Association
should fix this mistake by requiring that
students pick up their tickets at will call.
That way, students wouldn't buy tickets if
they didn't plan on attending the game in
The UAA shouldn't make it. so easy
for a handful of students to turn such an
amazing experience a potential national
.championship into a PlayStation 3
Machen should explain Leavey's ouster
At Friday's Board of Trustees meeting,
several graduate students and faculty
members from the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences spoke with UF President
Bernie Machen regarding the five-year
plan for debt reduction and the recent
ouster of English department chair John
While Machen's answers to our queries
vacillated between utter ignorance and
plausible deniability, he said he's put pres-
sure on outgoing CLAS Dean Neil Sullivan
to give a concrete explanation for Leavey's
Thus far, there has been n
answer to why Leavey, an ext
cessful chair, was prematurely:
from him position.
Machen has been equally
as to why the five-year pla
supposedly concerned with is
partmental "productivity," ca
removal of chairs in the math
While everybody celebrates
victory over Arkansas in the S
Conference Championship gar
make sure this administration
the hook for its actions.
We demand an explanation
tocratic behavior of this adn
arid we hope Machen keeps hi
students and helps us get to th
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n, which is
issues of de-
flagship status the damage to the Gator
Nation will be irreparable.
a '. a
calls for the Liles' column sets example for students
ematics and I must say that Gerald Liles' Monday
column was one of the greatest this se-
the Gators' mester. His point of view is so relevant
southeastern to every college student and the timing of
ne, we must his most recent column couldn't be more
isn't let off -perfect.
I also think Liles sets a great example
Sfor the au- for his peers by choosing not to indulge in
ninistration, underage drinking and to keep his drink-
s promise to ing moderate when he reaches the appro-
he bottom of private age.
I just wish his fellow Gators out there
Aaron Cerny could learn something from an individual
5LS like Liles. Students especially under-
age students should think twice about
drinking during the holidays.
Five-year plan threatens flagship status
UF's "Gator Nation" brand is tied as
much to our flagship-university status as
it is to our fine athletic program.
Right now, we're the top university in
the state, and rightly so. Being Florida's
flagship campus means being a university
that offers nationally competitive under-
graduate and graduate programs across
both traditional and innovative fields of
Unfortunately, the five-year plan jeop-
ardizes UF's flagship status by cutting
core departments within the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. In addition, the
plan has damaged the reputations of some
departments by attacking their leader-
Don't get me wrong I'm as pleased
as anyone that our football team beat our
archrivals at Florida State University this
But if we let FSU beat us in "capture
the flag" if we surrender our hard-won
UF should standardize grading system
Grades serve as the great equalizer.
Students at UF pursue different majors
and enroll in different classes, but at the
end of every semester, everyone receives
a grade. This serves as a basis for com-
When Faculty Senate Chairwoman
Danaya Wright proposed "minus" grades
at last week's Student Senate meeting,
I initially didn't think it was such a bad
I thought minus grades would pro-
vide more opportunities for hardworking
students to pull ahead of their borderline
However, I take issue with Wright's
suggestion that both the implementation
of the system and the numerical grading
scale be up to each teacher's discretion.
Leaving the implementation of minus
grades up to each individual teacher
would mean, hypothetically, that two dif-
ferent students enrolled in different sec-
tions of the same class could earn the same
numerical grade (let's say, a 91 percent),
and receive two different letter grades (A
and A-minus, respectively).
How can this possibly be considered a
If the minus grade system is imple-
mented,. I certainly hope the Faculty
Senate seeks out the only fair option a
universitywide numerical scale to be used
as a basis for all letter grades.
No scriptural basis for date of Christmas
This is a response to Christopher
Ferraro's Friday letter decrying Jed
Levine's perceived attack on Christmas.
First of all, I fail to see how Ferraro can
be so certain that Christmas didn't origi-
nate from a pagan holiday or that Jesus
was born anywhere near Dec. 25.
There's no mention of any specific
date of the birth anywhere in the Bible,
so how is he so certain Jesus was born on
It is, however, a well-known fact that
many pagan holidays Yule, for example,
or Saturnalia fall right around the win-
Also, many scholarly types believe the
current date for Christmas was chosen by
ecclesiastical leaders about 200 years after
the death of Jesus as a matter of conve-
All I'm saying is that there's no con-
sensus that the date for Christmas has
any basis in biblical teaching, much less
reality. People like Ferraro should keep
that in mind.
Who Lives in an Alligator Hole?
Alligators have been around for 160
million years. This graded reader explains
their importance to the Florida wild.
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Ages 5 to 8.
Meet the Robinsons.
Young Wilbur has a robot. Uncle art, a
flying saucer. Uncle Laszlo, an antigravity
device. The butler is an octopus. $16,99.
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This touching fantasy is for a child just
learning that there is a big world to
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WHILE YOU WERE OUT
An inside look at the stewards of Gainesville nightlife BYDOMINICKTAO
hey came down Main Street double file
in a steady stream of Express for Men
shirts and little black dresses, shouting
drunken nothings into the early morning air.
The hands on the clock tower outside
City Hall still pointed to 1:55 a.m., but the
hundreds of revelers flooding the streets of
downtown Gainesville suggested it was re-
ally a few minutes later: 2 a.m. Closing time.
Time to go home.
For years, city law has forced bars to dose
their doors at 2 a.m., releasing a pressurized
mass of partiers onto city streets all at once.
Last Saturday night, this ritual proceeded
as usual. A throng of dazed, loud and drunk-
en people emerged from nightclubs, looking
for friends, food and a safe ride home.
Jonathan Bramer can't do anything about
the food or friends, but the ride home is his
specialty. He's a driver for the late-night bus
service, the Later Gator, aka "the drunk bus."
Bramer, who has been with Gainesville's
Regional Transit System for five years, said
it's not the pay that keeps him there.
"It's more or less how fun you students
are when you're drunk," Bramer said. "And
it's so different every other weekend."
This weekend was no exception. The
Gators had just won the Southeastern
Conference Championship, and the vibe was
On Saturday night, Bramer's circuit
around Gainesville brought him back down-
town a good while after the 2 a.m. rush to the
Later Gators. His was one of the less crowded
buses that night.
"Basically, tonight I'm kinda cleanup for
the other guys," he said with a British lilt.
But on other nights, Bramer's bus is ap-
parently the place to be.
"Usually 2 or 2:15 a.m., we're just
jammed," Bramer said. "You have 300 kids
trying to get on a single bus that only seats 80.
You've just got to keep your calm."
One night this semester, Bramer's bus was
the place to be naked.-
"Oh yeah, we get girls doing stripper acts
on the poles all the time," Bramer said. "We
had these guys get naked on the bus once.
They ran out and left their clothes."
Other riders leave their lunch, he said.
But that's to be expected especially if
you're guzzling dirt-cheap daiquirisall night
and then take the wandering pizza guy up on
his offer of a "large cheese for $6!"
A throng of dazed, loud,
drunk and crunk people
emerged from nightclubs,
looking for friends, food and
eventually a safe ride home.
"It's college, the kids are going to be ex-
perimenting with drinking," Bramer said.
"We occasionally get a bus that gets thrown
up on. We bring 'em back (to the RTS bus
yard) and hose 'em down."
A trade secret on vomit control has been
passed down the ranks of RTS drivers.
"If you're on the bus and wonder why we
have the AC on, it's not to be mean, but it's
just to be ocean. For some reason it keeps (pas-
sengers) from throwing up," Bramer said.
Despite having senior privilege at RTS,
Bramer drives a late bus by choice. Usually,
older drivers don't like to work nights and
weekends, so driving a Later Gator bus ends
up being a "rite of passage" for new drivers.
Frederick Harvie is one of those. He's
been with RTS for about six months, so the
Later Gator figures into his normal schedule
whether he likes it or not.
Harvie, too, has seen his share of bedlam.
"We were coming out of the plaza the oth-
er night, and these two guys (on the bus) just
started walking on each other," Harvie said. "I
stopped the bus. There were police in front of
me that was pretty lucky. Honk the horn
and they'll run to you."
Both Harvie and Bramer said they have
witnessed a very risky and highly illegal late-
night bus activity: bus surfing.
"Bus surfing, yeah," Bramer said, shaking
his head. "The last time that happened, the
cops pulled me over."
Passengers pop an emergency hatch and
climb onto the roof of the bus. They then
stand up while the bus cruises on.
But before you ride, you'll have to wait.
Four young women wearing shrink-
wrapped jeans were waiting for a Later Gator
on University Avenue at 2:20 a.m. Sunday.
One of them tried to signal to other drivers
to give them a ride by leaning against the bus
stop post and bending over parallel to traffic.
"I'm a new ho," she said to her laughing
friends. "I guess y'all have got to teach me."
When they saw the distant lights of an
RTS bus, they clustered closer to the bus stop.
Out of service their hopes were dashed.
Before they started walking home. I ap-
proached them. They
were suspicious until
they saw a press ID.
"You could have
been anybody," one of
"There's a lot of
weirdos out there,"
Bramer said in an earlier
students get on and
are so drunk they don't
even know where
they're going, but I've
seen other students take
care of them and make
sure they get off at the
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Sis armored laptop spoke up.
"Incoming message," it said. The
cop's.next assignment blipped on-screen.
It was at one of the luxury condo dusters
on the north end of town.
There was a disturbance. A neighbor
had called the police.
"We usually don't go up there," the
cop said. "Let's check it out."
The V-8 Crown Vic' rocked back as the
cop stepped on the gas, sending us roar-
ing northward on 34th Avenue.
No sirens were needed. We still had
an hour before the 2 a.m. traffic rush.
I was riding shotgun, still juiced and
jittery on that bleary October evening.
Earlier, I'd chugged two cans of Red Bull
outside the Gainesville Police Station. I'd
downed the overpriced stimulants to
stay lucid as the night moved into morn-
ing. The cop's shift lasted from 11:30 p.m.
until the calls stopped coming in, usually
after 4 a.m. Besides, drinking anything
else would have been inappropriate I
was riding with GPD's Party Patrol, the
special police unit that attempts to restore
sanity to the city when late-night revelers
get too drunk or exceptionally rowdy.
The sign outside the maze of three-
story condos read "Uptown Village at
Townsend." It looked as if a few blocks of
Disney's designer city, Celebration, had
been grafted to a few acres off Northwest
39th Avenue in Gainesville.
The officer eased into a parallel park-
ing space. The silver Acura parked in
front of us and the dark Beemer behind
us were both beaded with water. The
sprinklers were on.
"Hmm. Where the heck is Building
1?" the officer said, still seated behind the
wheel of the parked cruiser.
Up until this moment, I couldn't
figure it out. I'd only known the officer
behind the wheel next to me for a couple
of hours, but there was something about
him that felt familiar. The way he said
"heck" sparked the connection.
Officer Martin Honeycutt, the 10-year
GPD veteran I was riding with, has a na-
ture that uncannily evokes Ned Flanders.
Bo After the bars have cleared, two wom-
S"" "" en navigate their way downtown.
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UF students ride home on the Later Gator after last call. Later Gator drivers deal with vomit, nudity and "bus surfing."
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Mounted police attempt to maintain
Only he carries handcuffs, a .40-caliber pistol
and drives a car with a steel grate between
the front and backseat.
Honeycutt goes to church on Sundays and
gets calls from his mother while working.
His wife is a full-time mom, and he prefers
his teenage sons to be-home by midnight.
Earlier that evening, when I asked the
officer about his wilder high school days, he
gave me a simple answer: "There's a lot of
temptation out there. A lot of temptation."
But his temperate temperament aside,
Honeycutt knows how to do his job.
After a quick scan with his flashlight,.he
located the building that the call came from.
We entered the pastel, red and yellow
condo from the south entrance, dodging icy
jets of sprinkler watei on the way.
Once inside the open-air hallway,
Honeycutt looked around and shrugged. It
was quiet, save for the patter of sprinkler wa-
ter and our own footsteps on the concrete.
Then came the scream.
It was dulled by distance, but the laugh-
ter that followed- gave away the location.
Honeycutt picked up his pace. The noise was
coming from one of the floors above.
As we entered the stairwell, evidence for
the neighbor's complaint began to build.
The area smelled of beer and looked like an
ashtray. Cigarette butts were mixed with a
smattering of crushed yellow, red and indigo
tortilla chips. The colored crumbs suggested
the chips's source: Moe's Southwest Grill.
At the top of the steps, Honeycutt found
the apartment number that the call had in-
dicated. The hoots of a party could be heard
from down the hallway, grounds for him to at
least issue a noise warning..
Honeycutt knocked on the door. It was
the kind of knock that strikes fear into the
heart of every underage drinker.
The murmur of muffled voices and laugh-
ter from inside instantly died, and then the
seconds slinked by.
"The female gender, sometimes they're a
little more cautious about opening doors,"
A moment later, the beam shining from
the peephole dimmed and returned. The
dead bolt clicked. The door opened.
Pink bra, black stockings, polka-dot pant-
A lithe young blonde had answered the
door in frilly lingerie. Four or five blank faces
peered out from the room behind her.
"A neighbor called and reported there
was a lot of noise coming from your apart-
ment," Honeycutt said.
His professionalism was remarkable, even
when a second young woman, this time a
brunette, came to the door in her underwear.
After a flurry of apologies from the apart-
ment's near-naked residents, Honeycutt said
they would get off this time with a warning.
No fine this time, Honeycutt said, but if
Tim Hussin / Alligator Staff
Control over downtown Gainesville.
GPD showed up again about noise in the
next 180 days, it would cost them $125 each.
The officer returned to his cruiser toget
the paperwork for recording their IDs and
issuing the warning. I stayed behind.
The blonde turned to the brunette and
said in a surprisingly loud voice, "I can't give
him my fake."
I must have been staring.
"Oh, its OK. You can go inside," the
blonde said, turning to me.
Breaking the news was hard for me. I
wasn't with the party, I was with the cop.
Funny, the officer and I were just talking
about temptation. Painfully, I declined.
The officer gave them their paperwork,
and we took off. Afterward, Honeycutt con-
fided another on-duty brush with the risque:
girl-on-girl pudding wrestling.
He had to issue a noise warning there too,
but the contenders left a good impression.
"The girls were very pleasant," he said.
"The sweet aroma of the pudding is what
got to me."
W e'd been upholding the law for three
hours. The surge of caffeine had long
since sputtered out, but I was wide awake.
N m N
Diffusing an overcrowded frat party,
scanning for "pimps and hoes" around the
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Northwest 13th
Street and pulling over a black GMC Yukon
for driving without lights in the w6ods, have
as it turned out a stimulating effect.
We were somewhere on University when
Honeycutt's wife called. She was worried
about a son who hadn't come home yet.
"It's the 17-year-old," Honeycutt told me.
"He's probably with his girlfriend watching
That's when the radio crackled to life
an open line to an arrest in progress.
"Get on the ground! Don't move! Hands
out, get on the ground!" Even through the
radio, the officer's fiery tone was apparent.
Honeycutt abruptly ended the conversa-
tion with his wife.
"Hold on, babe. I'll have to call you back,"
he said. He switched from phone to radio.
"Where is it? Where is it?" Honeycutt said
quickly into the device.
The officers on the other end seemed too
busy to respond: "...trying to keep him down.
Keep him down! Keep him down!"
That. was it. Wherever those cops were,
they had got their man.
W e missed the arrest, but our next call
would take us somewhere just as excit-
ing: Cabana Beach Apartments.
When we arrived, a Domino's delivery
guy in an old pickup pulled up next to us.
"Those kids are drunk and throwing
bottles on tables and stuff," the driver said.
Honeycutt parked the squad car. He got
out and inspected the half-finished apart-
"It's almost like the wild west out here,"
Several young men wearing wifebeaters
saw the cruiser and ducked into a building.
Honeycutt drew his large, black Maglite
and made his way to Building 3. That was
where the call for the police came from.
When he reached the base of the build-
ing's steps, a few feet from Cabana Beach's
sand beach and designer swimming pool, he
paused. Glass crunched under his feet.
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The sound of more glass breaking on the
second floor sent him hurrying up the steps.
He would later describe the scene at the
top as "chaos, total chaos."
Six young men were gathered around
a pingpong table that had matured into a
beer-pong table and died as a twisted heap of
particleboard and metal.
A 24-pack of empty Bud Light longnecks
had been smashed against the stucco walls.
Brown glass carpeted the hallway.
A deflated party ball sat in a box of melted
ice, crumpled like a failed kidney.
The men looked like deer in a Hummer's
headlights. Three wised up and darted into
an apartment. The others remained, frozen.
One identified himself as a resident.
-"What about this makes any sense, man?"
Honeycutt asked him.
His name was Miles, and he insisted the
mess was his absent roommates' doing.
"Come back in 10 minutes. This place will
be spotless," he said.
Honeycut couldn't do anything because
he had witnessed no crime. This one was
a job for the apartment complex's manage-
ment. He would later e-mail the property
manager and describe what he had seen.
We spent over an hour at Cabana Beach,
going from building to building, responding
to flare-ups of booze-fueled fights and fun
gone wrong. It was like a game of whack-a-
mole in the warrens of suburban sprawl.
Honeycutt left the apartment complex,
shaking his head in disbelief.
"God'll sort that all out," he said, "but
still, you've got to be responsible for your
Honeycutt went straight to Daily's conve-
nience store on Newberry Road for a coffee
break after Cabana.
He poured a cup of joe and added plenty
of milk. He asked me to wait while he went
to the restroom.
I wanted to thank officer Honeycutt some-
how. I told the cashier, Michael, to charge the
coffee to my Visa.
"You're with him?" Michael said. "Oh, of-
ficers don't pay for drinks."
Andrea Morales/ Alligator Staff
Traffic streams down University Avenue after 2 a.m. as downtown Gainesville clears out.
10, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
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BUILDING from page 1
bedroom, $1.7-million penthouse.
Different condos will be rented out
on daily, weekly or annual con-
Students will live in about 30 per-
cent of the condominiums, and UF
alumni will occupy the rest.
Though University Comers will
boast one of the highest rooftops on
University Avenue, downtown's
Gainesville Greens will beat it by
The 11-floor development near
Southwest First Avenue and First
Street will cost about $55 million, ac-
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.It was cheaper last year, when
the price was projected at about $39
About 140 condominiums will
be be constructed atop the ground
floor, which will include several
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is targeted more toward Gainesville
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Construction on Gainesville
Greens will start in summer 2007, he
said, and should end in early 2009.
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*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 12-6-72-2
Across from UF!
SStudios and 1BRs
Open Weekends 371-7777
$99 1st month's 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
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Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
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iI For Rent
OSUN ISLAND APT*
**Walk or Bike to Campus**
1-1 tlbm $500/moS*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 fN 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/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
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
A** ELLIE'S HOUSES **-
Qualitylsihgle family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
Luxury Across from UF
Reserving for Fall
S2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/W, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
All About The Extras!
Luxury 2 & 3 BR
Gated*Close to UF
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.BivensQove.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
S For Rent
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Budget Living in Style
Huge 2 & 3BR Available Now
Pool, Tennis, @ W/D
Pets Friendly 377-7401
.Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease All Inclusive
Luxury 111 wlW/DI
Close to UF*Starting at $779
Leasing for Spring*367-9910
Great homes for rent in the
UF area! 352-692-3800
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!!!
313's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 2/2.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
Affordable 1 BRs
Pets OK*FREE parking by UF
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes w/W/D. 1662 sq.ft. .
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
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Ask about Move-In Specials1
30+ Properties Available!
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 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
Northwest 2 BR, minutes from downtown/UF,
ceramic tile throughout, cent A/H, enclosed
patio, Avail now $675.
1731 NW6th ST. 375-7104. 12-6-12-2
3/1 "Lilly" House $950/mo. Wood floors,
WID hook-ups, enclosed front & back
porch, central AC & close to campus!
Photos: www.rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 12-6-10-2
I| For Rent
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; email@example.com 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 intemet, W/D, etc. $1200/
mo. Call 692-4066 12-6-18-2
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 12-6-16-2
3BRs in 3BR/2.5BA condo w/screened bal-
conies. Females only. Between UF & SFCC
w/bus route. Close to Mall & NFRMC. New
appliances. On-site W/D, pool, gym,-tennis &
other amen. $250 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
for Spring Semester. Poolside apartment
for only $524 a month. Please call 904-434-
GATOR PLACE APARTMENTS
3600 SW 23rd St. 1.5 miles to ShandsNA
2BR/1 BA, $650/mo. 372-0507 12-6-15-2
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
000** 5 MINS TO UF*****
3BR/2BA, garage, FL rm, wd firs, carpet,
vaulted ceiling, fenced yd, exc cond Avail
now. 1 mo free rent. $1200. No pets. 352-373-
6080, 352-281-4774, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-
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 blks to UF Gatornest Apts; 300 NW
18th St $495 4 blks to UF Gatorside
Apts; 1600 NW 4th Ave $410.
Available for January. Call 352-371-3636
Bright, clean studio apartment for sublease
,Jan. 1 (negotiable) through July 31. 1222
NW 8th Ave. Ten min. walk to UF campus.
Ample closet space. Quiet building. $505 a
month. Call 415-515-1004 12-6-9-2
Bike to UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo in popular
community with pool/gym. Unit is 1 year
new. Move in January 2007. Furnished Optn;
FULLY NEGOTIABLE. (352) 281-1437 or
(352) 692-1104 12-6-9-2
2 blocks N of UF. Quiet, hardwood floors,
new appliances, washer/dryer. Huge storage
area. Avail Dec 1. $575/mo Call 373-5295
HOUSE FOR RENT
2BR/1BA, 6 blocks from UF. 1 block from
Mother Earth. New CH/A, $700/mo. 352-
Beautiful Townhouses Available:
Bivens Forest 2/2.5 Overlooking pool, W/D,
Storage ++ $800/mo.
Cricket Club 3/2.5.w/Carport, Scr. Porch,
Pool, Tennis, & Gym. $995.00/mo
Magnolia Place 2/2.5 Wooded View, Pool,
Tennis, Gym $950/mo
Eagles Landing 2/2.5 Upscale, Granite &
Stainless in Kitchen $1350/mo.
Union Properties, Inc.
373-7578 www.rentgainesville.com 12-
Quiet Hawthorne Reserve off University
Avenue Several Units Completely
Refurbished Available! Large 3/2.5w/Carport,
Fireplace, Pool & Clubhouse, Cardio Center.
Wooded Setting. 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-
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
3BR/2.5BA all new. Pool and tennis. Near
campus. Available now. $1250/mo. Call 561-
S For Rent For Rent
I unfurnished ) unfurnished
(DOB 12/24/64); 5'04",
180 Ibs, Black Hair,
Call (352) 372-STOP
Duplex for rent: 2BR/1BA $500/mo + $350
deposit. For lease info please contact
landlord at 352-514-9698. Location: Tower
Oak Glen Apts. (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
1BR 3 blocks to UF & Shands. Newly re-
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
Brand new, 2BR/2.5BA Woods Edge South
(35th & 34th). $995 + util/month, unfur-
nished. Avail. Now. Lease is negotiable.
4 BLOCKS NORTH OF UF
1BR & 2BR/1BA apts. Hardwood floors,
pets ok, short lease available. $550/mo. Call
Carol 377-3852 12-6-4-2
2 STORY 2 BR CONDO. 2.5 baths. Very
clean 3901 SW 20th Ave. Kensington
Condos. Built 2002. W/D & free internet.
Furniture avail. Avail Jan '07. $990/mo. Call
2 story, 2BR/2.5BA. SW 34th St. #403. Close
to Busline &Archer Rd. W/D in the unit. Pets
OK, NO PET FEE. Dec RENT FREE. Avail
Dec 4th. $825/mo. 352-335-3802 Mike 12-
Brand new, never lived in 2/2.5 condo. Close
to campus, new appliances (W/D) Avail
anytime, lease and price negot. Excellent
value, must see to believe. Call 352-514-
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A l For Rent I For Rent
8 unfurnished J ) unfurnished
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq. Ft. $1000/Mo, F & L+ $550 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494
2BR 1BA Duplex off NW 16th Ave
Newly Remodeled, Carpet, Central
H &Air, Laundry Rm $550/Mo
Rental REFS a MUST!
Call Merrill Management Inc.
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 31stAve) Rental Refs aMUST!
Call Merrill Managment Inc. 372-1494 12-
3 BLKS TO UF! 1BR 1BA
$500/Mo Carpet, Central H &Air
1029 SW 3rd Avenue. Call
Merrill Managment Inc. 372-1494 12-6-3-2
CONVENIENT TO CLASS!
3BR 2BA house, ceramic tile,
new carpet & paint, W/D hkups, $850/rent
413 NW 35th Terrace
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UF LAW SCHOOL!
3BR 1.5BA house, wood floors,
dining room, WD hkups, $1500/rent
202 SW 27th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
5 MINS TO SHANDS/UF 2BR
1 BA mobile homes starting at $625/rent,
W/D hookups, new flooring
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1st MONTH FREE @
Capstone Quarters, furnished
2BR 2BA, new carpet, washer/dryer,
$750/rent, 2905 SW Archer Rd #4004N
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
WALK TO UFI 1st month free!
3BR 1 BA house, wood floors, .
Carport, W/D hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
1ST MONTH FREE WALK TO UF
Brand new 3BR 3BA, W/E, alarm system,
$1200/Rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
'Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
1BR Loft Style
Starting at $595 mo.
Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 10-2
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
Private entrance. No kitchen. No pets & no
-smoking $275/mo. $50 deposit. 373-2128
leave a message. 12-6-3-2
A room is avail Jan 1st 06 in 2BR/2BA apt at
Museum Walk on 34th St. $582/mo incl utils.
Close to UF & next to Park-n-Ride. Call 352-
Large (1600 sq ft.) 3BR/2BA House in quiet
neighborhood. (1140 NE 10th Ave) 15 min.
to campus. Wood/tile floors, cent A/C, W/D,
scrn. porch, private fenced backyard. Non
smokers $850/MO 375-6854 12-6-2-2
Available from Commercial News Providers"
AVAILABLE DEC. 1
2BR Apartment in Duckpond. Excellent loca-
tion. No lease required. Only $625/MO 316-
ACROSS STREET FROM NORMAN HALL:
1BR/1BA for short term. W/D in unit. New
building. Beautiful views. Walk everywhere.
Available December 15 904-759-6288
--- 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-
SPRING SUBLEASE 1BR in 4BR house, ful-
ly fum BR & house. Rent $350/mo extremely
negotiable. Avail Jan thru July. Roommates
are 3 UF male students. Call 904-994-2328
Sublease whole 2BR/2.5BA luxury town-
house in Hampton Oaks Apts. May move in
anytime Nov and last month is free. Just pay
sublease fee $200. Contact 352-870-6115
SUBLEASE AT CABANA BEACH
FOR ONE GIRL STARTING JANUARY.
$499 MO / UTILITIES INC.
CALL (813)404-0997 OR REQUEST RM
824A WHEN YOU COME TO CABANA!
Female sublease at The Estates, available
now, lease ends on 07/31/07, close to UF,
1/1 in 3/3 $520 all included and furnished,
$500 rebate!! 954-557-4769
Unfurnished 1BR/1BA in a 2BR/2BA apt.
sublease thru July 2007 in Oakbrook Walk
$525/mo. All utilities included W/D walk to
UF 352-428-2768. 12-6-16-3
COLLEGE PARK STUDIO APT.
2 min. walk to UFI Behind Swamp. Only
$605/mo. New appliances, carpeted, large
floorplan, pool/laundry. Avail. Dec. Call Chris
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
1 BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA at Melrose Apts. Close
to UF on great bus rte. W/D, util, cable,
internet included. Furnished. $409/mo.
TinaMari@ufl.edu 305-546-0218 12-5-19-3
WALK TO CAMPUS 1BR in 3BR house.
$400/mo + utils, Avail 12/01/06. Parking,
fenced yard, extra den, wireless internet, can
have pets. Girls only. Call Katy @ 904-386-
1BR/1BA in HAWAIIAN VILLAGE $510/mo.
Lease thru July 07. Quiet complex close to
UF. Avail Dec 18th. Call Dave @ 954-873-
Camelot Apts NW 34th & 2nd Ave. 5 mos
sublease [March-July] renew opt. 2BR/1 BA.
Quiet landscaped yard. Free wireless. Mostly
grad students. Great parking. $710/mo.
Clubhouse, gym, pool. On bus rt. 222-3801
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 email@example.com. 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. 1BR 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
S- 2BR/2BA unfurnished apt in The Laurels. 8
months left in lease. $480/mo ea room. Call
* -. 863-412-0528 12-6-6-3 ,, .. .
Walk to Midtown and Campus!!!
Perfect Spring 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.
1bd/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/1BAApt Jan 2007 $524/mo 2 blocks to
Shands/campus. DW, fitness center, pets ok
at Country Gardens Apts. Call Robyn 352-
WALK TO UF 1BR/1BA apt. Avail $499/mo.
COLLEGE MANOR, water incl. Parking avail.
Contact Sarah 561-313-7718. Sublease
January -August'07. Pets ok!! 12-6-4-3
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA
LEXINGTON CROSSING. Spring/summer
lease. $470/mo utils incl. Great roommates.
Big screen TV. Call 941-219-9099 12-6-4-3
Campus Lodge Spring 07. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/
4BA apt. Great UF roommates! Great pool.
Fully loaded $514/mo. Nick 786-253-7660
Sublease 2BR/2BA in BOARDWALK APTS
on SW 13th St. $765/mo thru 8/7/07. 386-
Sublease in Campus Club Apts Jan. and
Aug. Rent FREE. Available ASAP. Bus Route
12. 1/1 in a 3/2. $400/month (negotiable) ALL
utilities included, -Fully Furnished. Contact
Melissa: 786-281-7980 12-6-3-3
Walk to Campus and Swamp!
Mint 2BR/1 BA High Ceilings
Availalbe immediately $975/mo
Call 727-593-2670 12-6-3-3
FURNISHED room @ LaMancha. $325/mo
incl utilities/internet/cable. Close to UF. From
Jan to July 07. Female only. Call Yajing 352-
SFor Rent N Subleases
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 12-6-6-3
$400/mo 1BR in 3BR/1.5BA house 2 blks
from law school Golfview. Wood fls, W/D,
DW, large living rm, great backyard, fire-
place, dining rm. Grad student roommates.
Avail Jan 1 Spring & Summer 904-392-7636
Sunrise Apts. $430/mo
All you need is $135 to move in.
Call Catherine 786-3484236 or
Email email@example.com 12-6-6-3
DEC FREE RENT! 1/1 in 4/4 Gainesville
Place. Unfurnished, 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. $817/
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.
8 1 Subleases J
Female sublease at the Estates available
Jan 1 lease ends 7/31/07. Close to UF.
1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA. $539 all included &
furnished. $500 REBATE. Call 407-620-2864
or Iludwig@cfl.rr.com -12-6-3-3
POINT WEST 1BR/1BA 750 sq ft apt from
Jan 2007 or sooner $550/mo, walk to law
school & shopping, cats ok Call Aaron
352-514-1314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sublease for spring/summer in Lexington
Crossings. Great room at affordable price.
1BR/1BA w/utils/internet/etc. $475/mo near
Archer/34th Can make deal. 813-391-5520
Spacious 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. End unit
in Casablanca EAst (near Shands/UF) for
sublease avail: 1/5/07 7/31/07 $725/month
NEGOTIABLE 352-262-5932 12-6-3-3
1/1 in 4/4 at Countryside, unfurn,
prefer female. $350 includes internet & util;
W/D. Avail Dec 1st. 561-512-7733 or
Spacious 1BR/1BA apt. 640 sq. ft.,
W/D in unit $680.00/MO rent.,
sublet lease, rentor pays electric.
Will pay all your move in costs.
Can move in today, Call 352-258-8593
DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE 1BR/1BA
Wisteria Downs/Arlington Square.
Located 1 block behind Dragonfly.
W/D. Security. Pets ok. $769/MO obo
Tara 352-256-1887 12-6-2-3
SPRING SUBLEASE in 5BR/2BA house
3 blocks from UF campus. $335/MO
Call Polly 919-824-0201 _12-6-2-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message.. Private Owner.12-6-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES WANTED for four
bedroom furnished pool house. $450/mo +
utils. 1 mile from campus on bus route. Non-
smoker. No Dogs. Avail immediately. Call
Roommate in newly renovated 3/2 house,
huge room, fully furnished, all appliances,
cable/HBO & fast intemet 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 2500sqff home w/2 car garage
close to UF in quiet neighborhood. $450/m;
$400Dpst NO PETS call 352-316-5343
LEAVE MSG 12-6-23-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(3) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
ROOM IN NICE DUCKPOND HOUSE
Kind environment for honest, responsible
person. $360/mo + 1/3 utils. Enjoyment of
gardening, art, or music a plus. Bike to down-
town or campus. 374-7038 12-6-19-4
SHORT TERM OK. Grad or porfessignal 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
Continued on next page.
14, ALLIGATOR N TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
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-
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-
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)
MASTER BEDROOM/MASTER BATH
Available in a 2BR/2BA. For one female
roommate $400/month + until. 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/1BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. W/D, pool, bus 20. Furn Ivldin, 3
nice F, no pets. Cell 954-802-1776 or text
ROOMS $485. 1 BLOCK FROM UF
Large house furnished with W/D facili-
ties. Util, cable, wifi incl. NS, no pets, 1 yr
lease, Sec Dep. 'Contact 904-513-1431 or.
Female roommate. Great deal. poolside Own
BR/BA in 4/4. W/D, cbl inet, close to UF, bus'
rts 35 & 9, furn. Avail mid-Dec. $435 incl utils.
-Vanessa 786-863-2454, home 386-676-
9703, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Female roommate wanted for Lexington
Crossing. 3BR/3BA apt. $480/mo $300
cash upfront w/signing. Bus routes 9 & 34.
Call Karen 352-226-4966 12-6-10-4
Female roommate wanted for 3. nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $489/
mo Everything included. Available immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 12-6-9-4
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, pool. 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 aa 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"r2/2 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
3Ill Roommates ] J ll Roommates
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 unfurn. 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 12-6-64
1BR/1BA available in a newly renovated
2BR/2BA Gated community, pool, rac-
quetball court, W/D, cable, internet, non-
smoker preferred. $480/mo incl-every-
thing. 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 utilsincl.
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
Female roommate for 3/2 with DW, W/D.
Approx 3 mi N of UF. $450/mo utils incl. 352-
Responsible female roommate wanted, non-
smoker, 2BR/2.5BA townhouse, incl W/D,
electric, water, cable, hi-speed internet, on
bus route, 2 miles from UF. $475/mo. Call
WANTED: Clean female to share fully furn
really nice 2BR/2BA 14x70 mobile home with
male on Archer Rd. 4 mi from UF. Pool, cent
H/AC, W/D, cable & phone. No pets, rent
$300 + utils. 352-281-1415 12-6-4-4
Roommate needed to share nice 4BR/2.5BA
home in NW, 1.5 miles to UF. $450/mo incl
all utilities, cable TV, wireless internet. Avail
12/15. Call 284-0771 12-6-3-4
2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood.
1 blk from UF; 10 min to UF. All utils incl.
$465/mo. Fully furn. W/D, huge kitchen &
backyard. Non-smoker, females only. 954-
803-4346, 352-372-1890 12-6-3-4
Sublease at Homestead Apts. Move in now!
1 BR/1 BA in 2BR/2BA. $375/mo. Lease ends
Aug/07. December rent already paid!!! Call
John at 407-257-2030 1-9-5-4
Live downtown Share 3BR/3BA lux condo.
No pets, pref grad student. Please be ma-
ture, open-minded, clean. Excellent location.
Avail Dec 21st. $595/mo + 1/3 util. Scott 262-.
Room Available. Next to sorority row! Walk
to class. 4BR/2BA $375/mo + 1/4 utils. Large
property with private yards. Call 321-604-
Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 townhouse.
Master BR. Near NW 39th Ave. and 42nd
St. Pools, tennis, and DSL. $500/MO utilities
included. No pets. Call 363-0143 or email
Roommate fem, non-smoking seeking well
furnished with private bath townhouse clean,
quiet, close UF, cable, intern, W/D, park, se-
cure, $450 +1/2 util. Avail 407-702-4923
Room for rent in home near downtown. Must
be cool,mature, neat. No pets. Flexible lease.
$420/MO includes util. W/D. $300 deposit
Call Kyle 213-3998 Avail. Mid Dec. 12-6-2-4
NS, female to share 2/2 condo in quiet SE
area-Treehouse Village. On bus line. 2 pools
& fitness center. Newly remodeled & fur-
nished (except BR) W/D. Avail now $430/mo
+1/2 util +dep. 321-266-7069/ 321-725-4475
Need NS roommate to share 2BR/2BA
Campus Edge Condo. Steps to UF. New
carpet & paint, full kitchen, W/D, gym, pool.
$440/Mo +utils, internet, 352-328-5981
aL Real Estate 3
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.
Ca kron 5 '..a,-'s
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
NEWLY RENOVATED 1 & 2 BR units start-
ing at $99,900 (as is at $86,900). Steps
from Shands, VA, Dental & more. $3,000
Closing Cost Credit w/Preferred Lenders.
Contact Tom Bellucci 352-538-6498 or Steve
Clark 352-328-831 at Coldwell Banker M.M.
Parrish Realtors 352-372-5375 for more in-
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 1-31-112-5
C 7-_ -.' 1 t_- I /' .
Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's,
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II Walk to UF from a brand
new condo www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
Duckpond Condo Spacious and to-
ally updated. 3BR/1.5BA, 1CG, 2 balconies
with great views, $219,900. Mitchell Realty
Services, Inc. 352-231-3444, ext; 1.
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF Ready NOW. Call Matt Price, Campus
Realty. 352-281-3551 12-6-75-5
LIKE NEW CONDOMINIUM IN
CRICKET CLUB on Tower Road.
One bedroom, one and half baths.
Five miles from UF. $117,500.
Call Robb at Dawn Realty 352-339-5595.
FOR SALE BY OWNER. Reduced to
$214,900. WALNUT CREEK on NW 39th
Ave. 1 mile west of Hwy 441 & 3 miles north
of UF. 3/2 perfect condition, 2.years new,
over 1500 sq. ft. Luxury master suite with
two walk-in closets, 2 sinks, large shower
stall and bath tub with whirpool jets. Flooring
is laminate and carpet except for tile in both
baths. 2 car garage & maintenance free
fenced yard. CONVERT part of your RENT
MONEY into EQUITY. Available immediately.
Call Harold at (352) 373-2207 to see. 12-
3 MI FROM UF
Condominium For Sale- Creekside Villas.-
1BR/1BA. Fireplace, tile firs., laundry rm,
new stainless appliances., creek view.
$95,000. Call 352-505-4086. 12-6-9-5
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. 1-8-6-5
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Lovely 3BR/2BA in historical Black Pines
neighborhood 224 NW 28th St. Approx 2000
sq ft. Large fenced yard, gerat floor plan.
SListed $329,850. 379-0619. leave message
1999 4/4 @UF Williston & 23rd St.
Sec sys; W/D; fridge; c fans; DSLcbl bdrms;
clean; x stor; top fir crnr; pool; on bus route;
$195k 904-759-1357 12-6-2-5
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 in crate. Cost $4,500. Sell
$1,350. Can Deliver. 264-9799 12-6-72-6
Hot Tub/Spa $1795.00 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cup-holders, 110v en-
ergy efficient with warranty. Free Delivery.
**BEDS ALL BRAND NEW**
-Full $80 Queen $100 King $170"
Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name
matching sets not used or refurbished. Still
in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516.
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-6-72-6
FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 12-6-72-6
Pool Table Gorgeous 8" All wood table.
Leather pockets, Italian 1" slate, carved legs.
Brand new still in crate. MUST SELL Retail
$5500. Sell $950. Can deliver 352-377-9846
Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 12-6-72-6
Bed-FULL size pillowtop mattress & box.
New, in plastic, warr. Can del. $80 317-4031
Sofa $185 Brand new! Love seat $150 still in
pkg. Can del 352-333-7516
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006 U ALLIGATOR, 15
*I Furnishings 0 I Furnishings 3
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used Buy Sell 12-6-72-6
BED SETS CLOSEOUTS
Sealed in plastic Twin sets $89. Full sets
$129. Queen sets $149. King sets $189. 352-
376-0953 or 352-378-6005 12-6-72-6
MEMORY FOAM- Same as Temperpedic
Save 50% & more. Other closeouts. Twin
sets $89. Full sets $129. Queen sets $149.
King sets $189. Student discounts apply.
4370 SW 20th Ave. 376-0953 We Deliver!
*Beds OFull mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
*ENTERTAINMENT CENTER large $50,
ODRESSER $35, *full size BED $50, *Self-
propelled LAWN MOWER $120, 0 DINING
TABLE & 4 nice CHAIRS $120. Call 335-
LIVING ROOM SET includes: reclining
couch, love seat, 2 end tables, one lamp
& bookshelf. $250. Call 352-283-2990 12-
MOVING SALE! GREAT PRICES!
Dresser, entertainment center, large rug, 5
shelf unit, toaster oven. Contact Jenny @
786-942-0258 or firstname.lastname@example.org 12-6-
Queen platform bed $100; Leather loveseat
$75; Coffee/sofa/end tables stone base
glass top $150; 24" TV $20; Microwave $20;
White shelves/cabinet $20 ea. Misc items.
SALE full mattress, bed and iron frame. All
for only $125. 3-seater sofa only $50. TV
stand w/book rack. Only $25. All in good
condition. Call 352-318-8638 12-6-3-6
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 12-6-72-7
1Zfr A4 Computer DEELi
Computer Help! Now!
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount wl
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!
Printers/Scanners cheap & all work!
Lexmark 3735 $20,
Visioneer 8920 Scanner $40,
Microtek ScanMaker i320 $40.
Call 377-4217 12-6-3-7
* jI Electronics j
S Friends don't let friends be driven home by
In the market for a new set of wheels or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW& USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIVAVE (DOWNTOWN)
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. '352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 12-6-72-10
*** CHEAP POOL TABLES ***
Gator Recreation Depot has 8' pool tables
with ball returns in stock now for only $599!
Available with red, green, or blue felt.
Includes accessory kit: Stop by today at
6921 NW 22nd St (SR 121) or call 376-6742
A book by Bob Brackin
includes "Gainesville Stories"
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are under way...bikes, computers, printers,
vehicles and more. All individuals interested
in bidding go to http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplusl
* Water ski flippers w/mask $50.
* Craftsman 144 pc mechanical tool sat $75.
STUDENT SELLING DIAMOND STUD
EARRINGS & LOOSE SOLITARE
DIAMONDS. Wholesale prices. Working for
international manufacturers. Call me at: 727-
417-3094 Ari 12-6-12-10
2 Technics 1200 M3D turntables and Gemini
Executioner Ten mixer. Very light useage.
$1500. 352-284-6281 or 352-493-0549 12-
I c se $500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
Motorcycles, Mopeds. HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
** SCOOTERS** 12-6-71-12
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!!
150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
******** CASH PAID 0000*000
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
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
Good condition. Graduating must sell. $850.
Call 352-262-1733 12-6-4-11
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don.@ 215-7987 12-6-72-12
BEST CARS LOWEST PRICES
WE BUY CARS
SUN CITYAUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
95 Dodge Neon $2999
93 Lincoln Continental $2999 12-6-72-12
93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 12-6-72-12
87 Volvo $2999 352-338-1999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
97 Geo Metro $1299
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 -12-6-72-12
BAD 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!
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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
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory 5-15-84-12
99 FORD CONTOUR SE
A/C, power steering, brakes & locks,- taags,
cruise control, auto trans, clean, runs great
$2750, 89k miles. Call Phillip @ 373-7977
02 GMC SONOMA SL
V6, power steering & brakes, airbags, cold A/
C, auto trans, runs & looks great $3500. 243k
miles. Call Phillip @ 373-7977 12-6-6-12
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CARS -CARS BuyOSellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
Clean. Running or Barely Running
Buy, Sell or Trade 1992 & up only
-Call Ray 352-284-8619
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
16, ALLIGATOR U TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006
*Im Autos 1
97 OLDS BRAVADA
V6, cold A/C,cruise cntrl, power steering,
windows & brakes, leather int, runs & looks
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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
call 246-2377 leave message. 12-6-6-12
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
sedan, A/C, 5 speed, black w/gray cloth,
aluminum wheels, power everything,
107k, clean, $3,300 OBO 352-514-1;800
2000 CHEVY S10 2.2L 4 CYL
70k miles. AC/Heat, CD, radio. Great condi-
tion $600 Call 335-3959 12-6-2-12
'95 HONDAACCORD LX
Clean interior, cold air, runs great.
This vehicle recently had over $2000
worth of maintenance. Must sell at $3200
CallAdam 352-222-0720 12-6-2-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-6948
I live in the Tower Rd. area 12-6-72-13
LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 4-25-
ASSISTANCE FOR BLIND LADY living in
the Tower Rd area. Need volunteer compan-
ions for EVENING WALKS and SATURDAY
MORNING TRIPS TO ANGEL GARDENS.
Prefer females. Please call 352-219-6948
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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
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Evening Newspaper Production
Applications are now being accepted for edi-
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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
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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
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for details. 12-6-72-14
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between 9-4 M-F. 12-6-72-14
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Needed for evaluations of
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Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
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$10 15/Hour DRIVERS
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Earn up to $12/hr. ALSO KITCHEN HELP
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GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
Tired of sitting around w/out it? Sit here &
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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
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J ml Help Wanted A 1 Help Wanted
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*** SOCCER COACHES 9
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
email@example.com or 379-5979
Earn $800-$3200 a month
to drive brand new cars with ads placed on
them. www.AdCarKey.com 12-6-48-14
PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 12-6-
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 FTAdminAsst. Long term,
bilingual pref. Ph skills, cust svc & comp exp
a must. Salary + bonuses. Fax resume to
*Get Paid & Have Fun OFlexible Hours &
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*eBay Experience a plus OResume To
Bento Cafe Hiring!
Sushi chefs & front staff for both locations.
Apply: Royal Park Theatre location. Exp pref
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pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 12-6-16-14
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Free Sample Package
CHINESE RESTAURANT 352-871-5771
Delivery Drivers, Sushi Chefs and Cashiers.
Apply in person 5pm-9pm 5141 SW91 Way
$10/HOUR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd flr above credit union)
HOLIDAY HELP NEEDED
Flexible hours. $7.50 to $9.00/hr. HEAVENLY
HAM MARKET CAFE 3832 Newberry Road.
BARN HELP EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
Cleaning stalls & feeding, mornings or week-
ends @.hunter jumper/crosscountry farm. 20
minutes from UF Will trade for lessons. Call
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. F/T. See
P/T, Entry level Web Programmers
Needed for small web company in Gville.
Strong computer skills & proficiency in hand-
coded HTML (no generators). Graphics expe-
rience is a plus. See www.medianerds.com
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
Hiring servers and bartenders
Exp/holiday availability required.
Apply in person M-Th, from 2-4.
Bring the talent! 12-6-9-14.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Now hiring for all kitchen positions. Apply in
person 3501 SW 2nd Ave. 12-5-5-14
Seeking recent grads/current students in
Psy, Sp. Ed., or other related field to work
with autistic children and adults. $10/hr.
Please contact Mark at 332-8588 for more
WAITPERSON FT & PT
Apply in person after 3pm Sawamura
Japanese Steak House. 1624 SW 13th St.
m i Help Wanted
@ 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
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
willing to train motivated person. Fax resume
to 352-332-2966 12-6-5-14
Front office assistant for Dermatology office.
Patient check in and out, make appoint-
ments, and other office duties. Experience
preferred but will train motivated individual.
Prefer two year commitment. FT (M-F, 8-5)
or PT minimum 28 hrs/wk. Fax resume to
HoneyBaked Ham Co. accepting apps for
holiday work. Positions: Sales Counter,
Cashiers, Production Assoc & Sandwich
Prep. Apply at 618 NW 60th St 1 blk E of
Mall behind McDonalds. 352-331-1253 12-
Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
& avail schedule to 352-376-6269 or email
We are currently seeking dedicated, ener-
getic, people-oriented individuals to fill the
After school counselors
(Gainesville, Lake City)
After school/Winter Break Bus Drivers
(Gainesville, Lake City)
Gymnastics Counselors (Gainesville)
Apply in person to Northwood YMCA, 5201
NW 34th Street, 352-374-9622. EOE DFWP
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450
Taking applications from reliable, creative
individuals who enjoy working with children.
DISTRIBUTING STOCKING STUFFERS
DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
WHILE VISITING FAMILY.
STUDENT OF ANY. MAJOR: Looking for
energetic Business-oriented individuals to
work in sales. Flexible part-time schedules.
Call 352-338-8331 or send resumes to
PT DRIVING VEHICLES $8/HR
Must have good driving record. Call 352-373-
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5,2006 ALLIGATOR, 17
I| Help Wanted
for odd jobs & yard work. 10-20 hrs/wk,
flexible work schedule, some experience
required, $10/hr. 379-0619, leave message.
MOTHER'S HELPER NEEDED
for househood chores & child care. $8/hr to
start 10 hrs/wk. 379-0619 leave message,
COMPUTER DATA ENTRY CLERK
30-40 hrs per week. $8/hr. Call 352-373-
Cafe Abroad is seeking talented writers and
motivated managers. Check cafeabroad.com
for details. 12-6-4-14
All shifts 10-2, 2-6 &weekend. Call Krystal @
Ada's 226-2198 12-6-4-14
The Florida Book Store is hiring temporary
cashiers for Buyback, Winter Break, and the
Spring Rush. Applicants with previous ca-
shiering experience are preferred. All appli-
cants MUST be available during finals week
and winter break. Apply in person at 1614
W. University Avenue, ask an employee for
an application. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Seeking energetic people to work with our
company and grow with us. We are seeking
LPN for pm and respite workers, homemak-
ers, home health aides, and CNA. We are
also seeking management skilled person
for office. If you are dependable honest
hard-working, call 352-692-2899 or 352-318-
3462. Thank you. 12-6-4-14
Receptionist is needed to answer phones
and greet/assist visitors. This position will
work with all departments to provide effective
communication and support the goals and
objectives of the reception team. Must have
excellent communication, interpersonal,
organizational, and problem solving skills.
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary
history to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit
our website at www.exac.com for a complete
job description. 12-5-2-14
The UF Teaching Center is accepting appli-
cations for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering,
Math & Physics tutors. Call 392-2010 or
apply online at www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu
Nanny/PT Helper: Parents of 2 boys (3 &
5) looking for help. Main need is child care
but help with house cleaning & errands
for 20 hrs per wk, starting Jan 2. Pay is a
competitive $8.50 .per hr + expenses. Email
email@example.com for more information.
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) M l Help Wanted
HOLIDAY SITTER: Family needs sitter
during holiday for 2 boys (3 & 5): 12/18-
12/21 & 12/27-12/29: 8:30am to 2pm. Pay
is $8.50 per hr Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REAL ESTATE INTERN
Earn credit hours. Flex hrs. Call Matt Price
LUCRATIVE INTERNET BUSINESS. Free
to join. No selling. Thousands $$$ monthly
possible. Computer necessary. Call for more
info: 877-587-9364 1-9-5-14
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER III
to devise and develop software and related
procedures and write, test and implement
computer. programs. Require masters in
computer science, computer engineering
or closely related field. Proficiency in XML
(XSLT), PHP, SQL, & JAVA. 40 hours/week.
Send resume to :email@example.com
Refer to job code FLDDP906
for one year old twins weekdays, 30-40
hours/week. Infant/toddler experience a
must. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with quali-
fications and references or call 335-8001
IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
HYPNOTIST-Stop smoking. Improve mem-
ory & concentration. Eliminate bad habits.
Past life regression. Learn self-hypnosis.
Low Student Rates. Leonard Umans AAPH,
NGH certified 379-1079. 12-6-72-15
**.BELLY DANCE **
Ethnic Dance Expressions Studio
For Fun & Fitness 384-9200
EVERGLADE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
The countryclub for horses & owners.
Customer lounge w/full kitchen & bath. 250'
x 160' riding ring, round pen & jump pad-
dock. Lessons. 30 acres, 40 matted stalls, 19
separate paddocks. 24-hr security, 352-591-
3175 everglade-eqestrian.com 12-6-72-15
Want to be a CNA? Don't want to wait?
Express Training Services can get you certi-
fied under 3 wks! Hands-on exp, no videos.
Day/eve classes avail. Next class 10/9/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF. Jan at 376-7762.-
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 12-6-72-15
SLEEPY HOLLOW HORSE FARM *
Boarding $275/mo 0 Lessons/English 0
Alachua County's oldest & finest horse farm.
***ECLIPSE SALON & BOUTIQUE***
Specializing in African-American hair.
Relaxers, color, cuts, weave, twist & more.
Healthy hair specialist. Call Tamesha or Pat
377-0026 or 514-3086. 5 SE 12th St.
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 12-6-72-15
EXPERT PROOFREADING AND EDITING
for your thesis, dissertation, or term paper.
.Prompt, high-quality service. Just $2/page.
HORSE BOARDING & LEASING
Certified instructor, dressage/jump arenas.
Newberry 352-472-3622 12-6-20-15
Search tutors for all UF & Santa Fe courses
for free! Finals are close: Request help for
exam reviews, problem solving sessions.
Preparation, Formatting, Editing
Very Successful and Affordable
10 Years Experience 352-231-2606
Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F.
SAVE ON RAYBAN/SUNGLASSES
300 SW 4th Ave. 378-4480
I Health Services Connections
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee).
All Women's Health Center
Free Pregnancy Test
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Confidential,
compassionate adoption advice. Expenses
paid if needed. Choose life! www.america
nkidzadoption.com FL lic. # 1105-002-000
(727) 823-1537 or toll free (866) 525-3057
THE TRUE YOU!
Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks
Gain muscle while you lose fat
Groups forming now. 339-2199
ABORTION/ABORTION BY PILL (RU-486)
IV Sedation, Student Discount
Well Woman Care & Birth Control
Bread & Roses Women's Health Center
Back Pain Stress/Anxiety 0 Infertility
Migranes Sleep Disorders 0 Any Pain
State/Fed, BCBS Ins &Auto PIPAccepted
0 CLOSE TO UF 0
Cyndi Beale 222-2202 Ceal Jones 379-9739
There will be a meeting for
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
Those who have lost a loved one to'suicide
Wed, Dec 6th & 20th from 6:30-9:30 pm at
The Alachua County Crisis Center at
218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, Florida.
Call 264-6789 if you have any questions
Typing Services j
Save $$ with coupons from the Alligator.
HIV ANTIBODY TESTING
Alachua County Health Dept. Call
334-7960 for app't (optional $20 fee)
1800 Gun Inventory
Over 500 handguns in stock
Buy, Sell, Trade or Repair.
Reloading Supplies 466-3340
Harry Beckwith, Gun Dealer
8mi. South of G'ville on 441
FLASHBACKS PAYS CASH FOR CLOTHES.
We buy 10-5, M-Sat. Open to shop til 6. WE
ALSO BUY HOUSEHOLD ITEM. 211 WUniv
Ave 375-3752. 12-6-72-18
Try BOOK LOVER'S CAFE
Inside Books, Inc. 505 NW 13 St.
Want to make a connection? Place your ad
here to look for someone to share a common
interest with or for your true love
Chat live free, gay STR-8 or Bi. Call the
Matchmaker free @ 373-7272, 24 hrs. Great
way to meet cool people and it works. Chat
live with others. 12-6-72-19
S Event Notices
IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR
ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL
ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD
LOYAL GATOR FAN NEEDS -
HERE AND GET IT NOTICED
All games. 352-871-0146. 2-28-41-22.
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SPRING BREAK ADS
IN THIS SECTION
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WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET
Every Sat & Sun Hwy 301
15 min from Gainesville 486-2255
FIRST STRIKE PAINTBALL
Airball, Speedball, Forts on 27 acres
Call for the best group rates!
Discount Travel For Students
FL Seller of Travel Reg #ST-33570
Men's Season Basketball Tix
Email email@example.com 12-6-6-22
Tix Wanted: Stetson Dec 20.
S FlaAlum looking for2 good seats this game
only. Ph 239-823-3469 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky Creek Paintball
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Vertically challenged UF to face towering Illinois
* ILLINOIS HAS NINE 6-FOOTERS TO
By BRIAN STEELE
Just more than two weeks ago, guards
Kim Dye and Jennifer Mossor said that height
doesn't matter in regards to rebounding.
They better be right, because tonight UF -
one of the shortest teams in the nation plays
at Illinois, a team featuring nine 6-footers. The
Gators have a paltry two.
However, UF (4-4) featured a similar task
Thanksgiving weekend against Florida State,
the seventh-tallest team in the nation. While
the Gators were pummeled 88-66, they held
leading scorer and center Britany Miller to just
But the Gators still hold a disadvantage
gazing up at their opponents.
"I don't think I'll ever be pleased with the
rebounding," UF coach Carolyn Peck said. "I
know how tough it's going to be once we get
to the (Southeastern Conference). We allowed
19 offensive rebounds against South Alabama
- that's not good enough. When you allow 19
against a South Alabama, that's even more
potential rebounds you're
going to give up in the SEC,
and that can't happen."
While the rebounding
Basketball may always be .an issue,
one area that the Gators ap-
peared to have solved is their defensive pres-
sure. Against South Alabama, UF did not even
allow a second-half shot until the 15:56 mark,
thanks to the Gators' pressing schemes.
Leading UF in this onslaught was sur-
prisingly guard Sha Brooks. Normally
known for her long-range'bombs, Brooks has
become a defensive presence as well.
"That's one of the things that everyone
knows Sha Brooks can score points," Peck
said, "but she's working hard defensively."
Junior Depree Bowden even called these
full-court presses "fun."
"A lot of times the game is won in the first
few minutes of the second half," Dye said.
"You just have to go out and break them down
as early as you can."
UF FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Gators receive commitment from speedy defensive back
By MIKE MCCALL
Coach Urban Meyer's quest
to have the fastest team in the na-
tion got a lot easier Friday with
the verbal commitment of Miami
Monsignor Pace High defensive
back DeMarcus Van Dyke.
Van Dyke who previously
committed to Miami made his
announcement during a video inter-
view with Rivals.com.
"I am excited to announce that
I will be continuing my academic
endeavors and football aspirations
at the University of Florida," Van
Dyke told Rivals.
"From this day forth, I consider
myself a Florida Gator."
Van Dyke a 6-foot-i, 157-
pound four-star cornerback rated
No. 13 nationally at his position
- has earned plenty of attention for
his speed. His official 40-yard dash
time is 4.35, but he has been timed as
fast as 4.22 electronically. Van Dyke
has excelled on defense, special
teams and as a wide receiver.
"A kid that's as good as him will
"From this day forth, I
consider myself a Florida
DeMarcus Van Dyke
Monsignor Pace High DB
usually tend to slack off, but that's
not him," Pace coach Joe Zaccheo
said. "He's full-speed ahead all the
Van Dyke had chosen Miami
over UF in June because of the
Hurricanes' notoriety of turning out
NFL players but decommitted after
Miami coach Larry Coker was fired.
"I think he rushed into his com-
mitment to begin with," Zaccheo
said. "I think he regretted that, and
then when things started to go sour
(in Miami), he felt like he needed
some breathing room."
Just because he's changed his
mind before doesn't mean UF is in
danger of losing the speedster.
"I'm solid and I'm set," Van
Dyke said. "The Gators are on the
rise right now I think Urban Meyer
will be there for a long time, so I
don't have to worry about him get-
Van Dyke's decision was a bit-
tersweet one after his cose friend,
Hialeah Miami Lakes High running
back Armando Allen, made a sur-
prise choice to attend Notre Dame.
"It kind of shocked me because
I thought he was solid to Florida,"
Van Dyke said. "But he had a lot
of reasons to go to Notre Dame, so I
can't fault him for that."
Verbal commitments are non-
binding until Feb. 7.
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-Championship game, when they scored 38
points on Arkansas. For much of the season,
Urban Meyer's offense relied on a short pass-
ing game and an up-the-gut running game, not
exactly the stuff lofty TV ratings are made of.
The Gators average a pedestrian 29 points a
game, and many of these points were scored
via defense and special teams.
"We just have to deal with the doubters," UF
quarterback Chris Leak said. "Everything will
take care of itself on the field."
One asset the Gators have that is difficult to
equate statistically is team speed. UF's defense
ranks in the top-10 nationally in most defensive
categories and has athleticism at every position
on that side of the ball.
Against Arkansas, defensive lineman Ray
McDonald tore a ligament in his right elbow
and safety Tony Joiner suffered a severe high
right ankle sprain, but both are expected to be
ready for the Buckeyes.
If the Gators can somewhat contain Ohio
State's offense and score some points, the
game's watchability should be better than an-
"Every week we're supposed to lose," Siler
said. "It just seems like we never get any re-
spect, and we love that."
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The Southeastern Conference is
the nation's toughest conference
top-to-bottom and the nation's fast-
The Big 10 is the most power-
heavy conference with No. 1
Ohio State, No. 3 Michigan and
No. 7 Wisconsin but it lacks the
depth of the SEC.
Ohio State has only played one
quality team Michigan. Any fans
who want to argue for a three-loss
Texas team headed to the Alamo
Bowl needs to have their head ex-
The Buckeyes can't compete
with the Gators' speed. They can
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And most importantly, nothing
seems to go wrong for the Gators.
Just look at how they got where
Southern Cal lost to unranked
UCLA. Michigan got screwed by a
two-week layoff. The Big East col-
lapsed. And Notre Dame, Auburn
and Texas all imploded.
Yet, through it all, the Gators
squeaked by Vanderbilt by 6, South
Carolina by 1 and Florida State by
UF finds ways to win even if
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Setter shines amid clan of volleyball stars
By JOSH ARMSTRONG
On the shores of Lake Huron in
the small town of Deckerville, Mich.,
sits a sleepy cottage with a home-
made sand volleyball court near the
road which just happens to host
a tournament with national-caliber
talent every Fourth of July.
You can't buy a ticket, and if you
happen to catch a glimpse of the ac-
tion while driving along the street,
just keep driving. This is a private
event friends and family of the
But slow down just enough
and you may see UF setter Angie
McGinnis leaping to block younger
sister Mary, an outside hitter for
Illinois State, or swinging an attack
at cousin Kate Price, a Penn State
McGinnis, arguably the best
setter in Gators history, makes
certain there's always room in her
summer for the double-elimination
tournament coming off the USA
National Team to face Unde Mike
and the Smileys from the cottage to
She even paints the sign for it
The professional-size beach
court, built by McGinnis's grandpar-
ents Eugene and Francis McGinnis,
has been home of the "Pro Beach
Volleyball Tournament" since well
before the stars of the scene could
Then 8-year-old McGinnis, her
sisters and cousins had to create a
petition just to be allowed to join.
"They formed a letter and got
people to sign it to let them play,"
recalled her mother, Dawn. "Then
they got better than the adults."
There is a loose set of rules and
no refs, but there's one unwritten
decree everyone knows: No two
McGinnis girls on the same team.
"I played Angle once in the fi-
nals," Dawn said. "I told the whole
team the object of the game was to
keep it away from that tall girl ... but
she still won."
As for the champions' grand
prize? Their names are etched in a
bowling trophy that was found in
someone's garbage. A volleyball
figurine from a trophy store has
replaced the bowler on top.
During the past six years, the
turnout has ballooned from a.
handful of family members to about
Nowadays, it's a full-out festival
with Sno-Cone makers, popcorn
and cotton candy machines and a
Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Junior setter Angie McGinnis takes on the best of the SEC during
UF's volleyball season, but her favorite opponents are in her family.
feast of grilled and fried meats, all
capped by a fireworks display.
If only UF coach Mary Wise
had known she could scout Angie
McGinnis here instead of shivering
in the stands of a winter high school
Wise- has to feel reimbursed for
the few hours she spent freezing in
a high school gym watching a 17-
border, watching her in a (February)
match in Lake Huron High School,"
"It was so
co ld, I told the whole team
and ev- as to
eryone was ... but she s
telling me how nice Dawr
it was. It was brutal."
And that was all to see a player
who had little interest in Gators vol-
"Florida wasn't even in my
repertoire of big volleyball teams,"
McGinnis said. "(Penn State),
Stanford, USC. Those were the ones
I wanted to visit for sure."
When Mary showed aninterestin
playing for UF, it piqued McGinnis'
attraction to Wise's program.
An unofficial visit to Gainesville
the following September was
enough to convince Michigan's Miss
Volleyball 2004 to move south for a
McGinnis immediately made an
impact on the team.
Before McGinnis' freshman sea-
son, Wise considered changing the
Gators' offense to a 6-2 set, which
involves two setters, so McGinnis
could play more.
But when opposite hitter Amber
McCray suffered a knee injury,
UFP didn't have enough right-side
hitters to run the 6-2. Wise was
forced to choose between starting
either McGinnis or senior Lauren
Moscovic had led the
Southeastern Conference in assists
as a premier player in UF's 2003 run
to the NCAA Championship game.
It seemed like McGinnis would play
sparingly that season.
"Angie's freshman year, we
didn't want to start her," Wise said.
"With a senior returning setter, if it
was close, we were going to start the
But it wasn't close.
"The only questions were from
people who weren't in our gym to
see practice," Wise said. "Anybody
who saw us every day knew that
when Angle was setting, we were
Three years later, that decision
seems as obvious as Jordan before
Just a junior, McGinnis already
has shattered the records for blocks
(277), kills (408), attacks (881)-and
points (622) by a UF setter.
On Nov. 17, she became the fast-
est UF player to reach 4,000 assists.
She now has 4,251 604 away from
Heidi Anderson's school record.
Averaging more than 12 assists per
game, she will likely reach that total
before SEC play ends next year.
McGinnis is also the only UF
player ever to record a triple-double
and she's done it three times,
i once in only three games.
The SEC named her player of the
year Nov. 28, but even that may not
go far enough.
"It would not be a stretch to say
she's one of the best (all-time UF
players), if not the best, because she
can beat a team in so many different
ways with distributing the sets,
behind the service line, blocking,
C i Wise said.
the object of the game She's
till won." first
rM Ginnis player to ask for
stats after a match,
but shell still look dumbfounded if
you mention how many assists or
blocks she had.
"I just look at hitting efficiency
of all five or six hitters' efficiency,"
McGinnis said. "And I'll check my
kills, too, to see if they were effec-
As the director of UF's offense,
McGinnis has often been called the
"quarterback" of the team by Wise.
"Boy would I love to be able to
push a pause button between plays
off the pass, which would be like the
center snapping the ball, when she
has to read a defense and remem-
ber, she's "chasing the ball down
through this," Wise said. "Our
quarterback is in the (shotgun), but
the center hikes the ball to lots of dif-
And this quarterback has poise
in the pocket.
"Her tolerance level is waybigger
than any of ours. There's no upset-
ting her," Wise said. "There was one
time when she was traveling home
and her flight got canceled, and she
ended up in the airport overnight.
We've had players in the past that
I'd be getting a call at midnight in
a total panic. Not Angie. She was
like, 'psh,' when she told us later on
like, 'Wasn't that funny?'"
McGinnis discovered volleyball
through her older cousin Kelly Price,
a former Loyola-Chicago player.
McGinnis and her sister spent a
lot of time watching Price play and
shagging balls at matches.
Their father, Pat, took notice and
gave the girls a slight nudge toward
"When they were little, I bought
'em a $5,000 sport court in the back-
yard," he said. "Whenever they
walk out the back door, they have 10
volleyballs sitting right there. That's
really what gave them a lot of their
With a half-collegiate-size court
available 24-7, all they needed was
Then McGiLnnis., Mary and
youngest sister Brittany all inherited
the tall, stringy frame of Mceinnis
women, and a trio of prototypical
volleyball players was formed.
Literally and figuratively, 5-foot-
11 McGinnis stood a little taller than
After her freshman year at Fraser
(Mich.) High, she already attracted
She decided to forsake her sum-
mers off to join what is known as
"the pipeline," a progression of na-
tional teams for high school players.
After setting her high school re-
cords for assists, aces and blocks in
a season and being named Gatorade
Michigan Player of the Year twice,
McGinnis headed about 1,100 miles
south of her home in Fraser, Mich.,
Not that Mom and Dad are ever
that far away.
Thanks to Intemet broadcasts,
Pat and Dawn rarely miss a Gators
match. They spend most autumn
weekends away from Fraser to see
their daughters in person, attend-
ing five Gators matches this season
when they're not at Illinois State
or one of Brittany's high school
"They've had one weekend at
home this year, and that's just be-
cause (Brittany) had her homecom-
ing dance," McGinnis said.
One match was especially conve-
nient for the family, as McGinnis and
Mary were on the same court when
Illinois State visited the O'Connell
Center on Sept. 8. The Gators swept
Even after McGinnis gradu-
ates, it may not be the last time the
McGinnis dan invades the O-Dome.
Brittany recently made an unofficial
visit to SEC rival Georgia.
Back home, McGinnis still plays
a match or two on the sport court
with family or neighborhood kids.
But now, things can get a bit unfair.
"I tried to play a couple of years
ago with Angie, and it becomes a
little too competitive," Dawn said.
"I got a ball in the nose, and I think
the score was 15-2.
"I decided at that point we had to
make her play left-handed because
she wasn't lightening up on her own
Ten years from now, you're more
likely to find McGinnis in front of a
chalkboard than behind a net.
When her collegiate career is be-
hind her, McGinnis expects to spend
just a few years in professional
volleyball which is not unusual,
even for some of the sport's top
In the footsteps of Dawn, a
Michigan track star-tured-kin-
dergarten teacher at Emerson
Elementary, she expects to use a
degree in elementary education to
teach for a living.
But no matter how far from vol-
leyball her life may drift, there's
always a double-elimination'tour-
nament every Fourth of July with
hher name r the roster.
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006
UF currently BCS title game underdog
By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
Nobody is giving UF a shot
against Ohio State, and the Gators
Oddsmakers introduced the
Buckeyes late Sunday night as
7.5-point favorites for the Bowl
Championship Series National
Championship game Jan. 8 in
So forget the fact that No. 2
UF (12-1) has won six consecutive
games. Nationally, few expect the
Gators to stand a chance.
"For .some reason, people
don't like us very much," line-
backer Brandon Siler said. "But I
don't think we're going to have
problems responding to it be-
cause it's been like that all year.
Why change things up? We don't
want to go in being the top dog
and who everyone thinks is going
to win. At the beginning of the
season, there were people think-
ing (Central Florida) was going
to beat us."
That might be stretching it a
little, but the Gators aren't much
of a sexy pick for the title game.
Just ask former Buckeyes
Heis.an Trophy winner Eddie
George, now a FOX Sports ana-
"Ohio State is going to win,"
George said Sunday night on TV.
"It didn't matter who they were
going to play."
Receiver Percy Harvin has
been watching talking heads take
their shots, but he's taking it all in
"We kind of laugh at it because
all season, basically no one's
given us a chance," Harvin said.
"Tennessee was better, LSU was
better and we're always going to
be underdogs no matter where
For starters, Ohio State is un-
defeated. More importantly, the
Buckeyes feature quarterback
Troy Smith a lock to win the
Heisman Trophy and one of
the nation's most exciting of-
fenses. The prolific spread attack
has averaged 36 points a game,
S Meanwhile, the Gators were
sporadic and inept in the scoring
department prior to Saturday's
SEE FOOT, PAGE 18
Tim Casey. Alligator Slati
UF linebacker Brandon Siler prepares to tackle Arkansas running back Darren McFadden in the
SEC title game. Siler embraces UF's underdog status against Ohio State.
Buckeyes beware: Gators legit title contenders
L ost in all the debate, all the lobby-
ing and all the controversy about
who should be No. 2 in the Bowl
Championship Series is the actual game
that will be played.
UF coach Urban Meyer whined and
complained more than anyone in college
football history this season.
But you know what? It worked.
The Gators now have what they wanted
- a showdown with No. 1 Ohio State in
the Tostitos BCS National Championship
But can they actually defeat Ohio
The Buckeyes have balance. They have
Heisman Trophy winner-to-be Troy Smith.
They have superstars Ted Ginn Jr. and
Antikony Gonzalez. They have the No.
2 scoring defense
in the nation. And
they have a kicker
who actually makes
But none of it
matters. Not in this
The Gators are
the 2006 version of
the Luckeyes, the
2002 Ohio State
team that stumbled into the Fiesta Bowl
with close game after close game only to
shock a Miami team that was loaded with
I've been one of UF's harshest critics
this season, and I never thought I'd say
this: UF has a great chance against Ohio
Who knew the offensive line could
withstand the challenge? Who knew Percy
Harvin would be this electric as a fresh-
man? Who knew the Gators could survive
the nation's toughest schedule with just
one close loss at Auburn?
If you say you knew, you are lying or
are just too much of a homer to see past
all the flaws.
Either way, those obstacles are gone.
And now it's December. The Gators have
34 days before the championship game.
That's 34 days for UF to heal its injury
plagued roster. And 34 days for Meyer to
And let's not forget, Meyer sports a 19-
SEE GONZO, PAGE 18
* PERCY HARVIN WAS NAMED
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR.
UF senior linebacker Earl Everett,
junior free safety Reggie Nelson, junior
linebacker Brandon Siler and junior cor-
nerback Ryan Smith have received All-
Southeastern Conference honors from
the Associated Press, the organization
Wide receiver Percy Harvin also has
been named the SEC Freshman of the
Nelson and Smith were both named
to the All-SEC first team, while Everett
and Siler garnered second-team honors.
No UF offensive player was named
to either team. Senior
quarterback Chris Leak
Sand senior wide receiver
St Dallas Baker were surpris-
Football ingly left off of everyone's
ballot. In fact, center Steve
Rissler was UF's only offensive player
to even receive a-single vote.
Nelson's first career All-SEC se-
lection adds to a season that has al-
ready seen him earn Nagurski Trophy
(Outstanding Defensive Player) and Jim
Thorpe Award (Top Defensive Back)
finalist honors. He stands sixth among
UF players with 50 tackles, and his six
interceptions rank third in the SEC. He
has also blocked two punts.
Smith, who leads the SEC and stands
in a tie for third nationally with eight
interceptions, has totaled 52 tackles, 3.5
tackles for loss and 15 passes defended
The Gators' leading tackler in 2006,
Everett has amassed 78 total tackles.
Siler ranks second on the team with 73
Harvin has collected 25 catches for
367 yards and a pair of touchdowns
while also running for 406 yards and
two scores on just 36 carries (11.3 aver-
age) this season; his 773 yards of total
offense on just 61 touches give him an
average of 12.7 yards per touch that
ranks first nationally among freshmen.
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Former UF point guard Anthony Roberson
scored a game- and career- high 21 points for
Golden State in the Warriors' 129-89 loss to the
SarAntonio Spurs on Monday night. Roberson
is averaging 5.1 points per game.
"Heck, I'm a Gator. I went there. So
I had a lot of reason to vote for them
right there." -AP
Former UF coach Steve Spurrier on
H voting UF No. 2 in the Coaches' Poll.
Today's question: What will be UF's biggest
obstacle in overcoming Ohio State? (Cast your
vote online at alligatorSports.org.)
Monday's question: What is the second best
football team in Gators'history? (See right for