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News Today


WHAT'S HAPPENING
Ballet performance
Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
The ballet, based on several
Arabic tales, is performed by
the State Ballet Theatre of
Russia and is accompanied by
a full symphony orchestra.

Saturday
Championship celebration
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
noon.
The event will include com-
ments from Coach Urban
Meyer and members of the
football team. Gates open at
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gatta in Chattanooga, Tenn., is
held at the Tennessee River. We
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HAPPENSTANCE o


Applications may


spike in wake of win


A local living room was turned into a place
of honor Wednesday night.
Dressed in costumes inspired 0b the
Japanese International Federation of
Compettive Eating. six Gainesville residents
kneeled in remembrance of Momofuhku
Ando. the inventor of instant noodles. who
died Jan. 5 at the age of 96.
Though they were gathered around a
Twister mat. they were not getting ready for
*,our average evening game. Eachl colored
circle was topped with a b)rrin-iiiing bowl of
ramen noodles.
"Tonight we will be eating in his rame."
said Carolyn Cury, a LIF student who acted
as the memorial's master of ceremonies.
After a moment of silence, with crop-


sticks in hand, the eating frenzy began.
On about their third bowl, the speed eat-
ers began to struggle and their pace began
to slow. They needed encoLiragement and
found it in shouts of. "What would Ando
do?"
The winner of the contest. Kyle Lowe, who
ate four bo.vls of chicken- and ornental-fla-
vore.d lamen noodles in eight minutes, said
his inspiration came from his devotion to ra-
men noodles through his college career.
"I wanted to dio this contest because I
was afraid that no one would remember the
guy who invented the dried-oi.it noodles for
brol. college studentss" Lowe said.

LUANNE DIETZ


By CHAD SMITH
Alligator Staff Writer
csmith@alligator.org

The unprecedented success
of UF's two biggest athletics pro-
grams has UF officials believing
there will be a spike in the number
of applicants this year.
The "Flutie Effect?" Try the
Florida Effect.
After Boston College quarter-
back Doug Flutie threw a miracle
48-yard touchdown pass as time
expired to beat the University of
Miami in 1984, the college received
significantly more applications for
the next year.
But with UF's championships
in football and men's basketball
coming in the same year a feat
that's never been done by any other
school in NCAA Division I inter-
est in UF academics, as well as its
athletics, is likely to rise.
In a telephone interview
Thursday, UF President Bernie
Machen said, "The fact that we're
a double-dipper on the champion-
ship side good God it could
have a huge effect."
UF Provost Janie Fouke said the
number of applications from stu-
dents entering their first year of col-
lege next year could top the record
22,973 submitted for the 2003-04
academic year.
So far, UF has 22,093 applicants,
Fouke said, and the deadline for
undergraduate applications is
Tuesday.
Though the number of students
currently looking to be admitted to
UF is already up from last year's
21,151, this is not always the case
following banner athletic years.
After UF won its first football ti-
tle in 1996, the number of first-year


college applicants for the following
Fall actually dipped, according to
university statistics.
And although Machen is expect-
ing an increase in applications, he's
wary about accepting more stu-
dents than UP can handle. "We've
got to be careful there, or else it's
going to affect our class sizes next
Fall," Machen said.
This Fall, UF officials tried to
keep the incoming freshman class
size stable from the year before
to prevent
putting a
Spotlight on the strain on
faculty and
academic
advisers, and they want to do the
same next year.
The two championships have
also given UF a good deal of free
face time, Machen and Fouke said.
"I think that people that
wouldn't usually pay attention to
(UF) except for the sports pages are
starting to say, 'Hmm,'" Machen
said.
However, the two said they
didn't believe the championships
would have an impact positive
or negative on UF's chances
of breaking into the Top 10 list of
public research universities. UP is
currently tied for No. 13.
But Fouke said there wouldn't
be a perception that UP is merely a
jock school, citing traditional foot-
ball power University of Michigan,
which is tied for the No. 2 spot
among public research universities.
For now, Machen's just excited
about bringing one more title back
to UP.
He said, "We're going to
Atlanta," the site of the 2007 men's
basketball championship. "Tell ev-
eryone to get their tickets now."


Ramen tops memorial menu






FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, 5


ALACHUA COUNTY

Shelter faces surge in homeless dog population


By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Writer
dharwell@alligator.org

Rudy likes to nibble on Roscoe's meaty
paw. Haley's called "affectionate" and
"cuddly." Axel's ear is always flopped
onto the top of her head. And Lane's got
fur like a Bengal tiger.
Each dog has a different personality,
but all of them have one thing in common:
They're homeless, and their numbers are
growing every day.
Their temporary home, a 105-pen ken-
nel at Alachua County Animal Services, is
already overcrowded with dogs just like
them, said shelter Director Ray Sim.
Because of recent surges of incom-
ing pets at the animal shelter, some dogs
have to double up in already-tight living
quarters.
If they're not adopted, they face pos-
sible euthanasia.
About 25 animals are brought in to the
shelter every day, with only eight a day
leaving the kennel through adoption.
This week, the shelter has seen days-
when up to 77 homeless dogs have been
brought in.
"For every animal that's here, there's a
story behind it," Sim said. "We just don't
always know what that story is."
Barks and yelps from the dogs and
puppies echo between the cramped kennel
walls, but every so often the shelter goes
silent except for the faint click of canine


toenails on the concrete floor.
Lately, that silence has been rare.
Several problems are contributing to
the facility's current overcrowding, Sim
said.
All of the facility's incoming strays lack
an Alachua County animal license, even


though county law mandates that every
domestic animal be documented and li-
censed.
Also, Animal Services must keep in-
coming strays for three business days -
enough time for a lost pet to be recovered
by its owner before the facility can put


Nicole Safker/ Alligator Staff
Buccholz High School students Courtney Williams (left) and Stephanie Bunter (right)
admire a litter of puppies Thursday at the Alachua County Animal Services center.


the pet up for adoption.
While some of the strays are trans-
ported to adoption groups like Puppy Hill
Farm Animal Rescue and Haile's Angels
Pet Rescue, Alachua Country residents
and UF students adopt others directly
from the kennel.
Terrence Peppler, a UF history junior,
adopted a 3-month-old bloodhound and
Labrador retriever mix Wednesday to play
with in his apartment.
"She was just super sweet and friendly,"
he said about his pup, temporarily dubbed
Seaweed. "We just kind of clicked."
Sim said Animal Services officers typi-
cally bring in strays with no identifica-
tion.
These unidentified dogs make up about
70 percent of the shelter's population.
Since the dogs are ownerless, vets at
the facility have to come up with names,
which they attempt to match with the
dogs' personalities.
For example, a pup with stiff, upright
ears was dubbed Radar, kennel surgery
technician Sue Pethes said.
Shelter volunteer Randy Kraft didn't
get to name her favorite pup, a dark or-
ange boxer named Haley, but she still feels
close to the dog.
"She just really hit my heart," Kraft said
as she massaged the puppy's soft, cottony
fur.
"Are you my love?" she asked the
puppy. "Yes, you are."


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It's a new semester here at the Alligator, and we can't
help but feel a little nicer than normal. Between the con-
tact high from the post-victory mayhem (read: orgy) on
University Avenue and our good feelings about this semes-
ter new classes, new friends we're off to a good start.
Maybe it's the finally humidity-free air or maybe it's just
that we have a national holiday on Monday.
So without further ado, we ceremonially put away our
dartboard for the next couple of days. For this week's
coronation, bring on the...



Darts-& Laurels

We begin with a take-that-sportscasters-and-UF-haters
LAUREL to the Florida Gators football team for winning
UF's second national championship. The season wasn't
always easy, it wasn't always pretty, but it always kept us
at the edge of our seats well, until about halftime last
Monday night when we saw just how amazing a football
team Ohio State truly had.
It wouldn't be fair to praise the players without giving a
you-partied-hard-and-long-but-still-partied-safe LAUREL
to the half-dressed, wholly-drunk fans who reveled in our
school's victory. Out of a congregation of about 10,000,
half a dozen bad apples ain't so bad. Plus, the Turlington
preachers still need someone to yell, ahem preach to.
Next up, we've got an ecofriendly-campuses-are-the-
wave-of-the-future LAUREL for UF President Bernie
Machen. He recently signed the American College &
University Presidents Climate Commitment to move UF
toward carbon neutrality and greater sustainability.
But Rome wasn't built in a day, and we understand
that it's going to take time and campuswide participation
- that means you, students to achieve the goals of UF's
Office of Sustainability.
Now it's time to move out of the local and into the
greater Gator Nation.
While we wish they hadn't delayed because of a football
game, we still have to hand a finally-some-good-things-
are-happening-in-Congress LAUREL to the House of
Representatives for beginning their 100 Hours campaign
by addressing domestic issues that are actually important.
Things like raising minimum wage, slashing student loan
rates and supporting stem cell research.
We can see why some people may have qualms about
embryonic stem cell research, but with new developments
that allow stem cells to be extracted from amniotic fluid
harmlessly, we see no reason why this science can't move
ahead. But in the meantime, it's nice to see Congress look-
ing at domestic policy rather than only focusing on foreign
affairs.
And that brings us to our president. We'd like to ex-
tend an admitting-you-were-wrong-is-the-hardest-part
LAUREL to President Bush for finally owning up and
taking responsibility for the situation in Iraq.
And last but not least, we simply must issue a for-$250-
million-we'd-move-to-America-too LAUREL to British
soccer phenom David Beckham. The Los Angeles Galaxy
team, part of Major League Soccer, has offered him the
spot of "designated player" code for The Famous Guy
We Pay Lots of Money.
Really, though, we get it. It's not for the cash it's to
build up America's love for the Other Football. And we're
sure Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham will fit right in with
the Lindsay Lohans and Paris Hiltons of Los Angeles. But
we just hope Becks, who is a good friend of Tom Cruise,
doesn't go the way of most famous L.A. residents.


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Bernie's salary cou
We pay UF president Bernie Machen an average
of $2,000 per day, 365 days a year. That's a lot.
I'm not trying to get you all riled up about
somebody making a lot of money although the salaries
of university presidents are out of control. My focus isn't
so much the money we give him, but the performance we
get in return.
University presidents are in some way responsible for
a slew of decisions regarding various student groups.
Though they won't actually affect me, a few of Machen's
bigger changes this year would greatly affect me if I were
to apply a few years from now.
The first change is slashing almost 80 percent of the
National Merit Scholarship that UF offers. Although UF
has consistently pursued and attracted National
Merit Scholars for several years, Machen has decided we
don't need them any more.
Or else he seriously thinks students will choose us
over other state schools that offer as much as $10,000 a
year or over elite schools that also offer little or no
scholarship money. Like Harvard.
Next, he oversaw the implosion of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences.- If you remember, the budget
was stretched thin because-the classes were so popular.
The logical response was, of course, to cut funding and
expand other departments that fewer students care
about.
The department of Germanic and Slavic studies was
one of the hardest hit. That's a pretty big deal for a
Russian major like me, and for the hundreds of students
who take literature, history or culture classes through the
department each year.
Next is the extra $1,000 per year "charge." According
to Machen, the Academic Enhancement Program is sup-


Id be better spent
Patrick Barrett posed to create "a better, more
Speaking Out memorable undergraduate ex-
perience, not to mention a more
valuable degree." But why should
we trust him?
When it comes to improving the UF, Machen drops
the ball like a drunk juggler. Not being able to take the
CLAS class we want is not "memorable." A degree from
a university that discourages elite applicants isn't "valu-
able."
National Merit Scholars applying in the coming years
will get $1,000 per year. They will also pay an extra thou-
sand dollars a year. In other words, they will get the same
financial package as this year's students who started
without any scholarships.
If I were applying to colleges in a couple of years, I
wouldn't consider UF. The scholarship money will be
nonexistent, and the department I care about is shrink-
ing.
Fine, you say. We'd miss out on your words of wis-
dom every Thursday big deal. And you're right, my
absence wouldn't affect you in any meaningful way.
But that's not the point. An improvement to a univer-
sity should make its current students more excited about
being there, not relieved that they'll get out before the
crap hits the fan.
Most of us think, "That sucks, but I'll be long gone by
then." What if the students before you thought that? We
owe incoming Gators more.
I'm really glad I came to UF, but if Machen's changes
would have kept me from coming here, they'll stop other
kids, too and those kids will miss out on a great expe-
rience.
Patrick Barrett is a junior majoring in Russian.


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Guest column

Religious wars could be aided by using some perspective


he war in Iraq is fueled by religion and
oil: both crude, both slowly running
out as the fight over them continues.
The "sectarian violence" taking place there,
despite the pleasant euphemism "sectarian,"
isn't a riff between secretaries from rival law
firms. The term, whe:. not preceded by the
word violence, seems quite harmless. We forget
that beneath what may be our nation's third
world war is a God divided. A God seen from
acutely different angles, creating bloodthirsty
religious sects. And, as we all know, there is
good sects, and then there is bad sects.


Blood is literally being spilled over blood
-and old blood at that. We're talking 632 A.D.
blood, from the year of Muhammad's death.
But the question remains who's right or
wrong? Who does God approve of or disdain?
Who gets the power, the money, control of the
oil? Like the mindless seagulls in "Finding
Nemo," they all chant, "mine, mine, mine."
Then there is America, the loudest, pushi-
est gull of the flock. Our most popular view
of God comes from Christianity. According
to a BBC report, President Bush told Nabil
Saath, a Palestinian negotiator, that he is on


Todd a mission from God
Portnowitz to end the tyranny in
Speaking Out Iraq. The White House
dismissed those allega-
tions as absurd, but
whether our president made the remarks or
not, some Americans argue that he has indeed
been divinely chosen for this mission.
While we decide which invisible God and
which version of history is correct, real lives
are being lost. When are we going to realize
that it is a simple matter of perspective? I'd
wager that almost all Sunnis had Sunni par-


ents and grew up in Sunni-populated regions,
and the same for all Shiites. Our president was
raised Christian in a predominantly Christian
nation, and so on and so forth until the end
of religions. The acknowledgement and ac-
ceptance of different perspectives seems a
much more obvious and much less costly
- answer.
Now with President Bush planning to
invest 21,500 more troops in Iraq, the stakes
are being raised in an old and tired war the
oldest and most tired.
Todd Portnowitz is an English junior.


Bush's mistakes cannot be supported by new Congress


Think I just saw a pig fly. Dubya
just admitted he was wrong.
'm in shock. His Iraq policy has
failed for four years, but he had nev-
er come cose to admitting that his
ideologically driven war was mired
in failure. This is a start. He finally
realized his political trouble, even
calling for his views to "be held up
to scrutiny" for good measure.
Sen. Ted Kennedy has rightly


called Iraq President Bush's Vietnam.
Bush said in his Wednesday night
speech that deploying 20,000 new
troops will somehow better secure
Baghdad and the Anbar province,
the places where sectarian violence
is worst. However, troop escalation
would just place more Americans in
the middle of a civil war.
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anything about how to encourage


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wouldn't rely so heavily on Bush to
hold his hand. Contrary to Bush's


speech, this is not an Iraqi plan that
Americans are supporting it's
more like a futile effort at propping
up a Shiite government.
The only way out is for the Bush
administration to realize that naive
ideals of democracy can't be so
easily applied to a country that has
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Shands breaks ground on new cancer hospital


ETHE $338 MILLION PROJ-
ECT IS SET TO OPEN IN 2009.

By DANNY KLEIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
Wearing white hard hats and
armed with silver-colored shovels,
Shands HealthCare officials broke
ground Thursday on what will be
one of the most ambitious projects
in the hospital's history the


$338 million Shands at UF Cancer
Hospital.
About 200 people, including UF
President Bemie Machen, attended
the ceremony at the future site of the
center, at the corer of Archer Road
and Southwest 16th Street.
"This has been quite a week for
the University of Florida," Machen
said, "and even though some of the
Gator Nation might not agree, this is
the highlight for me."
The 500,000-square-foot, eight-
story hospital will create about 1,000


jobs and should be completed by
2009, according to a press release.
Shands HealthCare
On CEO Tim Goldfarb
Campu s said the event was an-
other milestone on the
road to establishing
what he hopes will be the "leading
center for cancer treatment in the
world."
"This is going to be a place
not just of science but of hope,"
Goldfarb said.
It will house 192 private beds for


patients and will also include a cen-
ter for emergency services.
Goldfarb believes the hospital
will help attract esteemed doctors
from across the country and possi-
bly aid in breakthrough research.
"The goal is to create a very spe-
cial place," he said, "not only to heal
but to one day hopefully cure this
horrific disease."
"I want people to have pride
in healing, as well as football," he
added.
Jerry Davis, who gave $5 million


to endow the UF Shands Cancer
Center in 1998, also spoke.
Davis, who is in his fourth battle
with cancer, called the event a "cul-
mination of a lot of hope and effort"
before choking up.
His wife, Judith, who is also a
cancer survivor, came to his side
and finished the speech.
Machen spoke about the serious-
ness of cancer for Florida's aging
population and how the new hos-
pital will serve as a cornerstone for
generations to come.


Gainesville celebrates MLK with competition, poetry


Brain Bowl quizzes students


Beat poet writes about race


By JESSICA PONN
Alligator Contributing Writer
More than 100 members of the Gainesville
community attended the second annual
Cultural Brain Bowl on Thursday night at the
Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center.
Two church teams of middle and high
school students took turns answering dozens
of questions about African-American culture.
Team captains were quick to respond
to questions about the purpose of the
Emancipation Proclamation (to free slaves in
Southern states) and the middle name of for-
mer Secretary of State Colin Powell (Luther).
"The goal is to have young people work
cooperatively together to leam to stay


"The goal is to have young people
work cooperatively together to
learn to stay focused and to learn
about their African-American
heritage."
Cynthia Mingo
UF Brain Bowl coordinator

focused and to learn about their African-
American heritage," said Cynthia Mingo, the
Brain Bowl's coordinator.
The competition was sponsored by the
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida
Inc. and Elite Enterprises of Gainesville Inc.


By ALEX TIEGEN
Alligator Writer
atiegen@alligator.org
The sometimes-controversial poet and
playwright Amiri Baraka is stopping at UF.
The former poet laureate of New Jersey
and founder of the Black Arts Movement will
speak Saturday at the 21st Annual Martin
Luther King Jr. Awards Ceremony.
"Some people describe (Baraka) as the
best African-American poet working today,"
said Angelique Nixon, president of the Black
Graduate Student Organization.
Baraka, 72, was bor as Everett LeRoi
Jones in Newark, N.J. His middle-class
parents enrolled him in a mostly white high


"Some people describe (Baraka)
as the best African-American poet
working today."
Angelique Nixon
Black Graduate Student Organization
president
school, and a sense of isolation followed him
into adulthood, inspiring him to write about
race in his poetry, plays and essays.
He joined the Beat, Black Nationalist and
Socialist movements, and has written more
than 40 books. He was appointed to a two-
year term as New Jersey's poet laureate in
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Furnished $350/mo + 1/2 Util
Unfurnished $300/mo + 1/2 util
Angela 278-2897 1-18-5-1

COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION
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*QUIET, CLEAN, LOTS of GREEN SPACE.
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AVAILABLE JANUARY
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4-25-72-2

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New Year, New Place Downtown!
Spacious Two Bedroom Townhouse
Alarm*Washer & Dryer*Pets OK
Nightlife Restaurants Shopping
Limited Availability! 338-0002
4-25-72-2

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
allowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2


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MOVE IN JANUARY!
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Great Rates! Pets OK!
Beautiful Pools/Courtyards!
Walk/Bike to UF 372-7555 4-25-72-2

Deluxe, Large 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR 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 4-25-72-2

1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
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4-25-72-2

Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
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Only 1.5 miles to UF
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Reserving for Fall
2/2 W/D, Alarm
D/V, Pets Ok
Open Weekends 371-7777
4-25-72-2

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Cable*Tanning*Gated
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*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $629, 2BR $729, 3BR $909
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
www.SpanishTrace.org 373-1111
4-25-72-2


TREMENDOUS TOWNHOMES
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall'07
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Call for specials 377-2801
4-25-72-2


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4-25-72-2


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Why spend more? 372-8100
4-25-72-2


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2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
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ALL pets welcome!
377-7401 www.boardwalkapt.com
4-25-72-2


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Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
4-25-72-2


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60 sec walk to UF Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
25-72-2


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1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
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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
4-25-72-2

Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments ~
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
4-25-72-2

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Free UF Parking!
376-4002 PinetreeGardens.com
4-25-72-2

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4-25-72-2

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*Leasing Now and Jan!*
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373-9009
4-25-72-2

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4-25-72-2

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
332-7700 1-12-29-2

2160 sq ft. 4/3 NW home, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard w/deck on 1/2 acre. Wood
& tile firs. Landscaped yd. min from cam-
pus. $1750/mo + sec dep 352-374-3890
1-31-35-2

1st MONTH FREE
1BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2

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. $275 to $350 ea 352-514-3425
1-12-21-2

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
8-15-168-2

SW 20th AVE CONDO
2BR/2.5BA. Perfect for Roommates.
Pool, bus route, W/D. $850/mo.
904-382-0286
1-22-22-2


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Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
Semeseter leases
$399 $725
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352-331-1133 3-30-54-2


**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1BA apt. $600/mo
Call 375-8256
4-25-78-2

WALK TO UF! 1st month free!
3BR 1BA house, wood floors,
Carport, W/D hookups, $995/rent,
126 NW 10th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-12-8-2

1ST MONTH FREE -WALK TO UF
Brand new 3BR 3BA, W/D, alarm system,
$1200/Rent, 801 NW 3rd Avenue
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-12-8-2

Close to Campus 1BR New
Appliances. W/D. $580/mo.
352-213-3943. 1-12-5-2

One Bedroom/Bath Available @ $325/mo.
4 Bedroom house off NW 23rd Avenue.
Occupied by male students.
Call Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578
1-22-10-2

WALK TO CAMPUS from 1014 SW 1st Ave.
2/2 with W/D @ $825/MO.
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2

Fernwood apartments SW 20th Avenue
1/1 @ $460/mo. On bus route
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-22-10-2

The apt is $375 a month and it has 1BR and
Bath also has the kitchen and a porch. 352-
378-1387 or 352-727-8550 1-22-10-2

**CUTE COTTAGE CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 0 900
sq ft W/D, covered patio $700/mo 0 No
pets 1607 1/2 NW 12th Rd 0 Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 1-22-10-2

1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA, screen
porch, on site pool, fitness clubhouse, laun-
dry, close to UF, shopping, entertainment,
on bus route, pets ok, utilities incl. $775/MO
rcc1965@hotmail.com 904-814-6976 1-
22-10-2

Casablanca East 2BR/1.5BA. Partially fur-
nished. Updated, tile floors, W/D. Utilities
negotiable. $750/month up to 6 month lease.
813-892-8989 1-12-5-2

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GREAT Price! Avail. Aug. Next to UF
www.LiveNearCampus.com ** 376-6223
1-19-9-2

3BR/2BA Triplex--1 block from campus.
security deposit already paid.
Major reduction in rent to lease upl
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office
376-1111
4-26-72-2

*Save Gas*
*Kick the Roommate Habit!*
1BR/1BA only 3 Blks to UF 575 sq ft.
Gatornest Apts; 300 NW 18th Street $495.
No Application Fee! Call 352-371-3636
1-12-5-2

VERY QUIET
Large 1BR, hardwood floors, ceiling fans. 1
mile from campus, close to shopping, water
& sewer paid. $420/mo. Call 373-5295. 1-
12-5-2

COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2BR/1BA
condo, Quiet, 1 blk to Shands/VA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st fir, CH/A,
spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
1-31-17-2


U For Rent
unfurnished

GREAT NW HOUSE! 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebo, $850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-12-5-2

CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1.5 BA
House, living & family rooms, WD hookups,
$850/rent, avail 3/1, 2102 NE 8th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
www.turlingtonrealestate.com 1-12-5-2

CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
213-3901 1-31-17-2

1BR/1BA, fireplace, tile floor, laundry, quiet,
near campus. $575/mo. 6 mo. 352-505-
4086. 1-22-10-2

Rockwood Villas
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
2-19-30-2

2 miles SW of Vet School & Shands at 3320
SW 23rd St. 1BR apt w/private courtyard
w/large oaks, quiet prof complex. Pets ar-
ranged. Rent starting at $435/mo. Call 352-
377-2150 Iv mssg. 1-19-8-2

$380 only per mo. Private BRs & BA. Very
well maintained unit. Laundry room facili-
ties, full kitchen, includes all utilities & DSL.
10 min from UF. 954-854-9445. Email:
bmw3181irp@aol.com 2-6-20-2

One BR apt for rent. 1 person, 1 car, no
smoking, no pets, no fleas. It is small, but
has it all. All util pd. $360/mo unfurnished.
Call Charlie "Whitey" Webb 375-4373. Stop
by 1215 NE 20th Ave. 1-23-10-2

Hawthorne Reserve off University Ave.
New 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos, com-
pletely Refurbished in Quiet Wooded Setting.
Pool, Clubhouse and Cardio Center onsite.
W/D in each unit, Short Term OK. Close
to Mall and Royal Park. $750-$1200. Call
Union Properties, Inc. 373-7578 1-31-16-2

2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE
$800/mo. 1000 sq ft, W/D hook-ups, SW
35th Place, on 3 bus routes. Available now.
Ask for move-in special. Call 850-454-4229
1-17-5-2
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House" Close to
downtown & UF, fresh paint, new carpet,
bath & kitchen upgrades. Pet friendly, see
photos & info @ rentalworkshop.com
352-870-0904 1-17-5-2

Cakes and Pies and Golden Fries!
Ventura has a nice surprise!
Let us pay $200 of your January Rent!
2 bedrooms available
Pets welcome/Open Saturdays
Ventura Apartments
1902 SW 42nd Way
352-376-5065
4--25-70-2

2/1 Apt in Duckpond Area
Wood Floors, Central H & Air,
Avail Feb 1st. $700/Mo
722 NE 4th Street. Call Merrill
Management Inc. 352-372-1494 1-12-3-2

3BR 1BA. Wood Floors,
Central H & Air, Washer/Dryer hkups,
Garage, 1100 Sq ft. $725/Mo Off
NE 16th Ave. 1050 NE 13th Place
Call Merrill Managment Inc.
352-372-1494 1-12-3-2

1BR 1BR apt near Sams Club
New Carpet, Window A/C,
Nat Gas ht. $425/Mo.
2901 NW 14th Street. (Behind McDonalds
off NW 31st Ave) Rental Refs a MUST!
Call Merrill Management Inc 372-1494 1-
12-3-2

PLANTATION OAKS
2/2 Condo overlooking Golf Course
1200 Sq Ft. $1000/Mo, F & L + 500 dpst
11426 NW 67th Terrace
Call Merrill Management Inc. 372-1494 1-
12-3-2

Bike to UFI 2/2.5, 2-story condo
in popular community w/pool/fym
Unit is 1 year new. Move-in ready.\
Furnished Optn; FULLY NEGOTIABLE
352-281-1437; 352-692-1104 2-7-12-2


S For Rent
U unfurnished

Beautiful 1BR Condo, adjacent to Campus,
walk to Shands and Vet school. $800/MO,
top story, vaulted ceilings, pool, fitness
center. Call 352-538-2735 or 538-4390 1-
17-5-2

NW 39th Ave. Nice 2BR/2BA. Central AC.
Gated patio, trees. Some utilities paid.
Expensive wood-looking lamenated floor.
Good neighborhood in convenient loca-
tion.. $590-595. Call 373-8310/219-3937
1-12-3-2


$540/MO 2 BR COTTAGE
ON WOODED LOT, 1-75 & Archer.
Front porch, big yard, bus rt 75. No pets,
security deposit 375-6393 1-19-3-2

1BR/1BA 1 BLKTO UF
Grad II Apts., 1236 SW 4th Ave.
Central H & Air, Carpet, Includes
wtr, swg, pst ctrl, garbage $500/MO
Laundry facilities. Call Merrill
Management Inc 352-372-1494 1-19-5-2

1BR/1BA apartment. Large screened in
porch. W/D hook-up. Pets ok. Rent $500/
MO. Sec deposit $500. 3300 SW 23rd St.
Apt #2 Call 371-3473 1-26-10-2


Apt. for rent 2BR/1BA
W/D 2 blocks from UF 2 parking spaces
Call 352-317-4408 1-19-5-2


Holy Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 12:15pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.






Lubavitch Jewish
Student Center
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Spring Semester 7:30pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
wwwJewishGator.com
(5 blocks north of the stadium)






Islamic Center of Gainesville
1010 W University Ave.
Friday Prayer at 1:30pm
352-372-1980
Hoda Center
5220 SW 13th St.
Friday prayer 1:30pm
352-377-5656


U For Rent
unfurnished

1BR/1BA No lease, open courtyard. 2 miles
to UF On bus line, quiet neighborhood, next
to park. Free water. No pets $430/MO +$430
security deposit. Call 374-7175 1-19-5-2


3BR/1 BA NEXT TO UF August 1st
1227 SW 4th Ave.
Central H/AC, wood floors, clean
No pets, no smoking, $1240/MO
352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell 1-19-5-2


2BR/2BA. Great location cls to Butler Plaza,
UF Shands. Great for family and roommate.
Gym, pool. W/D New carpet & paint. $600.
No deposit. Call Rania 321-720-3991 for
excellent deal. You will love it. 1-26-10-2


2/1 GREENLEAF CONDO
6737 & 7005 SW 44th Ave. $660/MO. No
pets, no smoking. Fresh paint, new ceramic
tile floors. 352-331-0590, 514-5060 cell
1-19-5-2



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FURNISHED room @ LaMancha. $325/mo
incl utilitieslinternet/cable. Close to UF From
Jan to July 07. Female only. Call Yajing 352-
328-9502 1-16-10-3


The Rock of Gainesville
The Rock is a non-denomina-
tional Christian Church, making
a revived effort in the college
scene in 2007. Our college
group RockUF is now meeting
by campus Wednesday nights
(9PM) at the Baptist Student
Center (on University Avenue).
For details & campus activities,
visit www.rockufcom. Weekend
services are Sundays at 8:45am
and 11am; call 352-331-ROCK or
visit www.therockonline.org.






First Presbyterian Church
Missing your home church? Come
worship with us at 10:55am and
then be our guest at The College
Cafe for a nutritious lunch.
www.lstpc.org/collegegroup
106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-6565




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The Crossing at Santa Fe. Right across from
SFCC. Fully furnished. All Utilities included.
Jan-July. $439/mo. Cut down to $400/mo.
Fees on me. Bus routes to UF. Call at 672-
1209 or ganbanus@hotmail.com 1-12-6-3

OXFORD MANOR 1/1 sublease in 3/3 town-
house. Includes utilities, cable, W/D. V-ball
crt in backyard. $390 neg. 407-719-4159.
Email: Etbitmydog@aol.com 1-29-15-3

1BR/1BA in 3BR/3BA Hidden Lakes Apts.
$480/mo incl everything. W/D in unit. Porch,
pool, gym. Pets welcome. Call Ning 352-870-
2362 1-29-15-3

JAN RENT FREE.
Huge 1BR apt available now thru Aug 7, '07.
Close to Shands, VA & Vet School. $585/mo.
Call 352-514-0962 1-12-5-3

LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
3700 SW 27 STREET
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701 1-12-
5-3

1BR shared BA, Spring sublease. January
FREE. Campus Club. $425/mo. Contact Jay
at 352-870-3234 1-12-5-3

Sublease 1BR/pvt BA in 4BR/3BA. $420/mo.
Fully furn. All utils incl. Male only. Campus
Club. Call 352-262-1574 1-12-5-3

SF Crossings 1BR in 4BR apt. Private BA.
Immediate occupancy. $300 deposit upon
signing plus $439/mo utilities included. Call
305-378-8786 1-16-5-3

Countryside @ University Condo
2BRs avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable,
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or email icheng@bellsouth.net
1-17-5-3

Spacious studio apt avail immediately. Pets
ok. Walk to UF Laundry faciliites. Free park-
ing. Dazzling pool. $525/mo. Call 352-328-
9153 1-17-5-3

Apt for Sublease Avail Jan 12th
$490/mo. Pet friendly. 1BR. The Woods
Apartments. 6 mth. Christine 352-271-5544
or 813-368-7606 2-17-5-3

Walk to class in minutes! 1 bedroom avail
in 4BR/2BA house across from the law
library. Rent $365 + 1/4 utilities. Email
jbrar7@yahoo.com or call 407-461-0355
1-17-5-3


9 1l Subleases


1BR perfectly clean sublease avail imme-
diately. W/D incl. At The Laurels. $830/mo.
Call 352-335-4455 ask for Seth Stripling's
apt. Can call 561-558-4855 after hours. 1-
31-15-3

Sublease for spring
Semester at Campus
Lodge for only $509/mo
All utilities paid, pool
Side apartment, call 786-252-4272 1-22-8-3

GREAT 3BR HOUSE $725/MONTH
Avail mid-january, close to dtwn with a ga-
rage, screened porch, hardwood floors, very
quiet street and a big backyard! 352-284-
1238 1-17-5-3

1BR/1BA sublease Towne Parc, $615/mo,
upstairs, fym, pool, 2 bus routes. Pets OK.
Jan free, renewable contract. No sec dep.
Call Wang @ 352-573-8238 1-17-5-3

Sublease: 6 month lease 2BR/2BA
Gym, Tanning Booth, 3 Pools/Hot Tubs
Polos Apts of Gainesville
Rent $875 + utils. Sublease price negotiable
352-231-3809 1-24-10-3

HUGE Master Bedroom in a 3/2 for sub-
lease. Great roommates, close to UF,
available now! Student preferred. $300 +
1/3 util. Contaact Alex at 352-318-2618
amazingalex@gmail.com 1-17-5-3

Male wanted for 2/2 Melrose apt $550 Avail
immediately-May '07. Jan rent FREE. All utils
incl. W/D, fully furnished, private bath, cable
w/HBO. Contact Teddy 863-513-5666 or
mrteddymiller@hotmail.com 1-25-10-3

Sublease 2BR/1.5BA apt Feb 1 through June
30. $605/MO. Sun Harbor Apts, 999 SW 16th
Ave. Close to UF & Shands.
Call 352-505-7704 or 328-5707 1-19-5-3


SII Roommates


Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 3354455
Cobblestone 377-2801
Hidden Lake 374-3866
4-25-72-4


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 4-25-72-4


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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
954-899-7197 1-18-45-4

FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED
(1) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $400 954-557-
4769/baezwpa@bellsouth.net. 1-26-34-4

SHORT TERM OK. Grad or porfessional for
vegetarian household. BR & private BA in
lovely home. Convenient central Gainesville
location. $450 + 1/2 utils. 352-328-7474. 1-
17-25-4

FEMALE WANTED AVAIL NOW 1BRI BA
in 4/4 condo $425 incl utilities, cable,
internet. WID, pool, bus 20. No pets.
mediamom50@hotmail.com 954-802-1776
or text mssg. 1-22-10-4

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
904-703-7262 1-22-14-4

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
1-24-15-4

2/2 ESTATES pool view & close to bus! 1 fe-
male roommate needed for sublease 12/20/
06 7/31/06. Awesome amenities, util incl,
furn. $500/mo. neg. bluelotus06@gmail.com
or 407-697-8098 1-12-6-4

Female roommate needed. Excellent loca-
tion off NW 62nd behind Oaks Mall. Bus stop.
Respectful, quiet & clean. $550/mo utilities &
DSL included. Availalbe immediately. Call
Annisa 904-386-3253 or Zena 904-535-1400
1-12-5-4

ROCKWOOD VILLAS
1/1 avail, in 3/3. $475/mo + share of utils.
New carpet, paint, tile. Call Jeff @ 352-538-
7521. 1-12-5-4

MALE GRAD STUDENT PREFERRED
for 1BR w/private BA in 4BR/4BA condo.
W/D room, full kitchen, walk-in closet, 2nd
floor w/balcony. Close to UF on 2 bus routes,
nice pool & plenty of open parking. Available
Jan-July 31. $335. John @ 786436-1657
1-12-5-4

Female roommate wanted. Close to UF,
furnished, 3BR/3BA, W/D in unit and util
included in rent. $489/mo. Month-to-month
available. Call Jen at 904-472-8149 or
jmc1908@hotmail.com 1-22-10-4

Clean roommate needed. Nice house, quiet
neighborhood. Recently remodeled. $375 +
1/4 utils. Incl cable/internet. Fully furn, W/D,
scrned porch, fenced yard, share bathroom.
NS, no pets. M/F student only. 386-212-1578
1-12-5-4

MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 1-22-10-4

LIVE AT COUNTRYSIDE
1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA apt only $410/mo incl
utils, cable, & internet. Furnished. Flexible
time period. 352-870-8459 1-22-104

Need roommate to share 2BR/1BA condo
with male grad student. Off SW 75th St. 20
min from UF Cbl/intlyard/deck, dogs ok.
$250/mo + 1/2 util/cbl. 309-868-2234 1-
22-10-4

Roommate wanted for 4BR/3BA house off
NW 16th Ave between SFCC & UF Cox
cable TV & internet, DW, W/D, new carpet,
& ceiling fans. Over 20 yrs old please. $380/
mo. util incl 352-328-4995 1-12-5-4

LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
284-7304 2-5-20-4

Female roommate wanted, single clean non-
smoking to share 3BR/2BA, furnished condo,
w/pool, tennis, sauna, fitness, on bus route.
Only 1.8 mi from UF $540 includes all util &
wireless internet 386-383-7258 1-12-5-4


Newly renovated Miami style home 3/2 look-
ing for a roommate 1.3 miles to UF NW area.
Call Jona @ 352-682-1902 1-19-9-4


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1BR/1BA in Rockwood Villa available now.
$325/mo + 1/3 utils. W/D. NS, singles, no
children, no pets. Call 352-682-6402 1-
29-15-4

Roommate wanted for 3/2.5 condo master
BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool, tennis, dsl.
$500/mo utils incl. No pets. Call 363-0143 or
363-0144 or email waelder@bellsouth.net
1-16-5-4

***ROOMMATE WANTED***
1BR/1BA available in 2BR/2BA $375/mo
Utilities, HS internet & cable FREE
At Sparrow off Tower Road.
Call 352-283-0240
1-18-7-4

2BR available in 3BR house. Large furn liv-
ing area 9 blks to UF Large yard. $500/mo.
High speed internet/cable. Call 514-7834 or
332-1253 1-16-5-4

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. 24 hr gym, pool, Bball, HS internet,
cable w/HBO/SHO $550. 954-483-4597 1-
24-10-4

2 rooms in 4/2 quiet family neighborhood. 1
blk from UF bus stop. 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 1-24-10-4

Roommate needed in Royal Village.
Sublease until August. Walk to UF. Own bed-
room and shared bath. Utils, cable, internet
incl. Avail now! No redecorating fee. $460/
mo. Amelia or Ann 352-472-3661 1-24-10-4

1 Female roommate needed. Clean &
quiet place at University Terr West. $450 ALL
utilities incl: Cable, DSL, Elec, Water. FULLY
furn must see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5% disc for
12mth lease. Dory 954-816-1468 1-16-4-4

Large room in NW home. $400/mo includes
utils, DSL, DVR, no pets. Prefer mature,
male, non-drinker/smoker. Avail now. flex-
ible. Call Scott 335-8209 1-17-5-4

Avail Jan 8. Unfurn 1BR w/pvt BA in 2BR/
2.5BA 2 story Southfork Oaks condo. Near
Target/Oaks Mall/UF. Quiet M/F, NS, student/
prof. No pets 2 cats on peremises. $425/mo
+ 1/3 utils. Neg on lease length. 870-4439
1-19-7-4

Roommate needed to share large NW home,
1.5 miles to UF. Includes all utilities, cable
TV, wireless internet & W/D. $450/mo. NS &
no pets. Call 284-0771 1-17-5-4

1BR in 3BR/2BA fully furnished house.
SW neighborhood, 10 min to UF Pool,
satellite, internet. Good for grad students.
$400/mo + utils. Avail ASAP 772-201-9933
1-24-10-4

1BR/1BR avail in 2BR/2BA, gated commu-
nity, pool, racquetball, W/D in unit, cable,
internet, newly renovated. $465/Mo. Call
561-809-0892 1-17-5-4

1BR w/private BA in 3BR/2BA house 1/2 mile
from UF in great, safe area. Must see. W/D
avail. Immediate availability. $450/mo + utils.
339-6171.1502 NW 17th St. 1-17-5-4

NS, F, wanted to share 2/2 condo in quiet
SE area (Treehouse Village) on busline. 2
pools & fitness center. Newly remodeled &
furn (except BR). W/D. Avail now. $430/mo +
1/2 util + dep. 321-266-7069, 321-725-4475
1-18-5-4


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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

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.
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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-
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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,
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
1-31-112-5

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
352-219-2879 4-25-72-5

NEW CONSTRUCTION
Luxury 2BR/2.5BA townhome. Close to
UF. Ready NOW. Motivated Seller. Call
Matt Price, Campus Realty. 352-281-3551
1-12-85-5

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
1-22-16-5

LAKE SANTA FE 3BR/2BA lake view home
1500 sq ft. Home has wide view of 5820 acre
spring fed lake. 17 miles to campus. Drive to
& from UF with sun to your back. Excellent
lake for all water activities. $369,000 or best
offer. 352-468-1507 1-12-5-5

2/2 + garage in Palm Grove on NW 39th Ave.
Open floor plan, abundant storage, commu-
nity pool. $184,900. Contact 352-256-7906
for a showing. Realtors welcome. 1-12-5-5

LOFTS OASIS NY Style luxury loft. Newly
built concrete construction 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Soaring windows & high ceilings. Near UF,
on bus rt. Best price on the market. $230k.
Ricardo Kokkas, Realtor 352-318-3384
1-23-10-5

LOCATION & NEW CONSTRUCTION!!!
Campus View condos 13th & Archer directly
across from UF 3BR/3BA, living, dining & until
rooms. Kitchen w/breakfast counter. All wood
cabinets throughout, balcony, ceiling fans, all
appliances, tile & carpet. Neutral corner unit,
much more. Great investment. $310k. 813-
205-0220 1-17-5-5

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.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 1-12-10-5


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Free List of Available Homes
www.HomesNearUFcom
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5

PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale.
2006 Models Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN When You Own Your
Own Land!! Call for FREE Color Brochure.
(800)622-2832. 1-12-1-5
BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from
$10,000! 1-3 bedroom available! Repos,
REO's, HUD, FHA, etc. These homes must
sell! Listings call (800)425-1620 ext 4237.
1-12-1-5

$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures! Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 1-12-1-5

*LAND AUCTION* 300 Props Must be Sold!
Low Down / E-Z Financing. Free Catalog
(800)937-1603 www.LANDAUCTION.com
NRLL East:AB2509, Bulziuk:AU3448,
Johnston:AU3449, Mauk:AU3447. 1-12-1-5

PRICED TO SELL. Reduced 40 Acres @
$5500/ac. Building Lots (All Sizes) to Large
Acreage Owner Financing (800)294-2313
Ext.1385 A Bar Sales Inc. 7 days 7am-7pm
1-12-1-5

NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly
mild climate 1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never offered before with 20% pre-de-
velopment discounts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253. 1-12-1-5

NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS Top Views start
at $50,000. Amenities include Club, Pool,
Equestrian Facilities, Hiking Trails and Hi-
Speed Internet. One half to 3.5 acre sites.
www.highlandmountainproperties.com CALL
(888)625-8950 Today! 1-12-1-5

NO STATE INCOME TAX! Low prop-
erty taxes, Four Seasons, Southern
Hospitality, Tennessee Lakefronts starting
under $100,000 Views Properties from
$25,000 Lakeside Realty (888)291-5253
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com (1248). 1-12-1-5
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
Homes, Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate... cherokeemountainrealty.com Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. 1-12-1-5

LAKES OF DELAND. 55+ Gated
Community. Lakefront Living at its Best!!
www.lakesofdeland.com Models Open Daily
11 to 5. (386)290-HOME (4663). 1-12-1-5

2000' OF LARGE TROUT CREEK. 2 Large
Barns 22 Acres- $349,900. Great horse
farm- private trout stream. Great low rate,
long term financing. Call owner directly.
(877)777-4837. 1-12-1-5

Lake Access Bargain 1+ Acres, $34,900
with FREE Boat Slips! RARE opportunity to
own land on spectacular 160,000 acre recre-
ational lake! Mature oak & hickory, park- like
setting with lake access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent financing. Prime
waterfronts available. Call now (800)704-
3154, x 916. 1-12-1-5
RARE! DIRECT NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE 17 ACRES- $199,900. 5 min-
utes to Appalachian Trail. Big mountain
views. Heavily forested, mature hardwoods.
Access to private stocked trout stream. Call
immediately- ONLY ONE (877)777-4837.
1-12-1-5

South Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5
Acres- $99,000.50% Below Recent Certified
Appraisal. Unbelievable opportunity to own
5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal! Great
financing. Call now (866)352-2249, x 1097.
1-12-1-5

VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large 5 acre tract
along very wide trout stream with private el-
evated homesite, secluded, great view, trees,
nearby river, $59,500 owner (866)789-8535.
1-12-1-5


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RedWeek.com #1 timeshare marketplace
15,000+ resales, rentals, resort reviews at
5000+ resorts. Before you buy, rent, or sell
you must visit RedWeek.com to compare.
1-12-1-5

North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 1-12-1-5

WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre
waterfronts in Alabama from $49,900- Boat
to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully wooded, pan-
oramic water views, trophy fishing/ hunting.
Next to state parks. County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excellent financing.
Must see. Call now (800)564-5092 X 527.
1-12-1-5

WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres
- $49,900; 75 acres $95,900; Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 1-12-1-5

MOUNTAIN FARM in Western NC 46.16
acres pasture, hills, long-range views in high
elevation near Great Smokies. $699,000.
valleytownrealty@verizon.net see web pic-
tures http://valleytownrealty.com (800)632-
2212. 1-12-1-5

Home for Sale. 3BR/2BA, 1224 sq ft. Newer
paint, roof furnace & A/C. New front door with
storm door. Eat-in kitchen. Indoor laundry.
Large shed in fenced backyard. 706-202-
0304 1-19-5-5

I BUY
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-5

For sale, equipped tissue culture lab,
house/office, packing/shipping on 1.8
acres. Low taxes, mild winters, good water.
ccubberley@megagate.com, 601-583-3040
1-12-1-5


a l Furnishings

BED QUEEN $100 ORTHOPEDIC
Extra thick, pillow-top, mattress & box. Name
brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490
will deliver. 4-25-72-6

BED FULL SIZE $75 ORTHOPEDIC
Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still
in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352-
377-9846 4-25-72-6

MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
7490 4-25-72-6

BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
deliver. 4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

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 4-25-72-6

SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
4-25-72-6

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 4-25-
72-6

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 4-25-72-6


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**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.
4-25-72-6
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846.4-25-72-6
Bed- All New King! 3pc Orthopedic pillowtop
mattress set. Brand NEW, still in plastic with
warranty. Can deliver. $170 352-333-7516.
4-25-72-6

BEDROOM SET- $300 BRAND NEW
Still in boxes! 6 pieces include: Headboard,
2 Nightstands, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must
sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-25-72-6

FUTON $60 Solid Oak Mission Style. With
plush mattress $140. All brand NEW still in
box. Can deliver. 352-333-7516 4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

Hot Tub/Spa $1295 Brand New Loaded!
Waterfall, LED lights, cupholders, 110-v
energy efficient with warranty. Free delivery,
MUST SELL 352-372-8588 4-25-72-6

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
4-25-72-6

BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New 0 Used 0 Buy Sell 4-25-72-6

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 4-25-72-6

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!
4-25-72-6

OBeds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 OSingle sets$39 eKing
sets $99 Ofrom estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
4-25-72-6

BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
4-25-72-6

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING
your gently used items to
ALACHUA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
THRIFT STORE.
We will accept anything that is
in re-sell condition.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Free pick-up service.
Call: Rhonda 378-4663
1-12-5-6


Cherry finished credenza with hutch, file In the market for a nev
cabinet & accompanying large desk in good looking to add a seco
condition for sale. $300 OBO. Call 332-5602 Want personalized hi
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GE WASHER & DRYER
Good condition, $250 for set, no delivery.
LIFECYCLE STATIONARY BICYCLE
$75, no delivery.
Call 850-454-4229 1-12-4-6


*1 Computers

CASH PAID For Laptops
Sales/Service 336-0075.
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7


I A+1 Gnmpulter OeEL,

333-8404
Computer Help! Now!
4-25-144-7

Computer Help Fast A+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
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4-25-72-7
GATORNERD.COM
- Computer/laptop repair
-Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
Network specialists
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
4-25-72-7

Microsoft Certified Professional here to
address all of your computer and home net-
working needs. Free estimate. References
available. Don't hesitate. Call 352-226-5151
4-25-72-7
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-
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DIRECTV Satellite Television now offers
GREEK Programming! FREE Equipment,
FREE 4 Room Installation. FREE HD/DVR
Upgrade After Rebate. Call Now! (800)379-
6099 stin ighia' sas! 1-12-1-8


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NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
4-25-72-9


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PARKING:
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
For Sale
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
www.bobbrackin.com 4-25-72-10

PARKING
60 sec from UF taking new applications.
Spring semester $280 (4 mos) 538-2454
1-12-5-10

UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
are underway...
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/online/
3-30-53-10

SELL BUY TEXTBOOKS ONLINE
ourcampusbookstore.com
SAVE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 1-16-5-10
What Destroys Relationships? Answer pg
446 Buy and Read Dianetics by L. Ron
Hubbard Send $8.00 to: Hubbard Dianetics
Foundation, 3102 N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607 (813)872-0722. 1-12-1-10
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all Accessories. Quick turn around! Delivery
Available (352)498-0778 (888)393-0335
Mention code 24. 1-12-1-10

ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033. CALL
US: We will not be undersold! 1-12-1-10




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Vending Route: Professional Equipment
& Support. All Brands, All Sizes. Drinks
& Snacks, Healthy & Energy Drinks, too!
Financing Available w/ $6,500 Down.
(877)843-8726, Local. BO#2002-037. 1-
12-1-10


WALK IN BATHTUB Feel safe & secure tak-
ing a bath. Our bathtubs have a walk-in door,
non-slip floor and seat. FREE BROCHURE
(877)633-4882. 1-12-1-10


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory Deals.
Save $$$. 40 x 60' to 100 x 200'. Ex: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft. (800)658-2885.
www.rigidbuilding.com. 1-12-1-10


METAL BUILDING-Dealer Cost-National
Steel Manufacturer Offering Premium
Straight Wall Buildings, Substantial
Discounts. 2,000-100,000 square feet. Shop,
Retail, Industrial, Strip, Farm, Mini-ware-
house. Erection Available. (800)720-6857.
1-12-1-10


BUILDING SALE...Jan/Feb delivery or de-
posit holds till Spring. 25'x36'x14' $5400.
40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end optional.
Rear end included. Many others. Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www.pioneersteel.com.
1-12-1-10


Engagement ring for sale- lct. round dia-
mond ring, in white gold. Clarity VS-2, Color
F, ring appraised at $6,600- Must sell $3,750
OBO 727-560-6081 4-25-68-10


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** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
www.RPMmotorcycles.com 377-6974
4-25-72-11


***SOLANO CYCLE***
Scooters from $899. Largest selection from
KYMCO, Daelim, Hyosung, Adly, Go-Ped,
Schwin, others. 2 yr warrantees.
3550 SW 34th St 338-8450 solanocycle.com
4-25-72-11


*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
4-25-72-11


***GatorMoto***
We have moved to a temp. location as we
await the completion of our new state of the
art facility. We still have new scooters start-
ing at $1199.1 yr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
4-25-72-11


SCOOTER SERVICE
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 4-25-72-11


SWAMP CYCLES
534 SW 4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
www.swampcycles.com
4-25-72-11

150 CC SCOOTER
Sporty Red, Black, & White. Brand new.
Never used. 2006 4 cycle. Disc Brakes. 65
mph. Starting @ $1400. Call 239-297-8996.
1-12-17-11

******** CASH PAID 50*00055
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
1-31-17-11

KAWASAKI VULCAN 750
Low mid-size cruiser, 1994. V-twin, liquid
cooled, shaft drive. Great condition, looks &
runs great. Very dependable & economical.
$1795. Call 352-262-4673 1-12-5-11

03 KAWASAKI ZX636 NINJA
3000 miles. Great condition $5500/OBO.
Call 505-5523 1-16-5-11 CORRECTED

Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Very low mileage, Silver/black. $1200 (call
352-371-1525 1-17-5-11

HONDA SHADOW '86 V-TWIN
VT1100 Exc orig cond
Runs great, 21K $3500/OBO
Joel 352-336-0075 1-18-5-11

03 United Motor Xpeed 50
Two seater. Lock box. Excellent condition
$1,100 OBO 772-201-2528 1-19-5-11


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*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
*Over 10 yr svc to UF students
OCall Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12

CARS -CARS Buy*Sell*Trade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
4-25-72-12

OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
www.selectmotorcar.us
4-25-72-12

$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
4-25-71-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
Buy Here. Pay Here
We finance anyone
No credit check
352-338-1999 4-25-72-12

SUN CITY AUTO SALES
0 down and up
2000 discount on any financed vehicle
30 day warranty on any financed vehicle
352-338-1999 4-25-72-12

90 Honda Accord $1999 352-338-1999
92 Cadillac $299
92 Honda Accord $1999
95 Dodge Neon $2999
93 Lincoln Continental $2999 4-25-72-12

93 Mercedes 300e $2999 352-338-1999
95 Dodge Intrepid $1999
95 Nissan Pathfinder $2999
90 Honda Accord $1999
98 Kia Sephia $1999 4-25-72-12

87 Volvo $2999 352-338-1999
94 Chevy Blazer $1999
93 Plymouth Voyager $1999
97 Geo Metro $1299
96 Chevy Cavalier $2499 4-25-72-12

JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*** FREE FREE FREE* FREE***
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12


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GATORMAX
Used Cars Sale & trade
www.gatormax.net
See our inventory! 5-15-84-12
1997 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
sedan, A/C, 5 speed, black w/gray cloth,
aluminum wheels, power everything,
107k, clean, $3,300 OBO 352-514-1800
frankiev@bellsouth.net 1-17-9-12

CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
4-25-72-12

2000 ACURA INTEGRA
60k mile service done. $9500. Call 352-262-
1351 1-12-5-12

1995 LEXUS ES 300 Sedan
4-door, 6 cy, 188k, auto, A/C, trans, cruise,
sunroof, leather, 4 new tires, alloy wheel,
CD, tinted glass, Call 331-3538. $4500. 1-
12-5-12

'01 Chevy Prizm
65k miles, $3.3k, automatic, check
http://plaza.ufl.edu/park507, 284-2427 1-
24-10-12

05 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
AC/Heat, Power Door Locks/Steering/
Windows, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Cntrl, Multi CD,
radio, great condition, 8600 miles, pretty
new. $13,500. Call Che 319-621-5848 1-
18-5-12
1997 WHITE 2 DOOR HONDA CIVIC EX.
Manual, AC, Power Everything, 117k. Great
Shape! $4000/OBO. Call Kim @ 352-281-
6702 1-18-5-12
1998 BLACK VW CABRIO CONVERTIBLE.
Manual, AC, 70k, Clean Title. Runs Great!
$4000/OBO. Call Ches @ 352-284-8536
1-18-5-12

$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500!
Tax Repos, US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Honda's,
Chevy's & more! For Listings Call (800)425-
1730 x2384. 1-12-1-12

95 EXPLORER XLT
Great condition, black, 180,000 miles, premi-
um sound system, AC. Reece towing $2500
OBO 352-256-0737 1-19-5-12

95 CHEV VAN G20 6 CYLINDER
104k. Mark Ill conversion luxury interior,
CD very. nice cond. only ac out, no $ to fix.
Sacrifice $2500 318-9466 after 5 1-19-5-12


4i2 Wanted

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 1-19-50-13

LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS:
* Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
* ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
24-13

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
1-19-50-13

UF GRAD PAYS MORE
for gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, dia-
monds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer
before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-
8090 4-25-72-13

HOPE HOrses helping PEople seeks vol-
unteers to assist physical and occupational
therapy program and/or provided horse care.
Visit Horseshelpingpeople.org for info 1-
16-5-13


Wanted


WANTED:
FINAL 4 & SEC/BCS
Football items, BUYING!!
email: TWORINGS4UF@aol.com
or Call: 904-415-3294 1-12-3-13

Buying jewelry, gold, diamonds etc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
4-25-68-13


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pliants are welcome to reapply with current
schedule. EOE

LIKE TO WORK WITH LUXURY CARS?
Bright? Enthusiastic? Like people? Must be
over 22, stable work history, clean driving re-
cord, drug-free, pers ref. www.carrsmith.com
for details. 4-25-72-14


Animal Care Tech looking for hard working
person to work w/ reptiles & rodents. Will
train, PT to start with more hrs possible. Start
at $7.00/hr. Flex hrs. Please call 495-9024
between 9-4 M-F 4-25-72-14

CNA CLASS: $250! learn @ your own
time & pace. All you need to be a CNA
& pass the state exam is on VCR tape.
I have a 95% PASS RATE! check it out:
www.lapcnatraining.com or 800-566-4913
4-25-72-14

Phone survey interviewers wanted. Start
work today! No sales, opinion research
only! Flexible Schedule! Perceptive Market
Research 336-6760 ex 4081 Call now! 4-
25-72-14

Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/
Sales and IT needed for various positions.
Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join
our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/
employment 4-25-72-14

$$ STUDENTS GET CASH $$
For gently used brand name
Clothing/accessories & furniture
$Cash on the Spot$ SANDY'S No appt
necessary! 2906 NW 13th St 372-1226 4-
25-72-14


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BARTENDING
$250 A DAY POTENTIAL
No experience necessary, training provided.
800-965-6520 ext 138 4-25-72-14

SECRET SHOPPERS
Needed for evaluations of
Local Stores, Restaurants and Theaters
Flexible Hours, Training Provided
Call 1-800-585-9024 ext 6254
4-25-72-14

GATOR DOMINOS
$10- 15/Hour DRIVERS
$6.40 $7.40/Hour INSIDERS
$35K-$50K/year MANAGERS
Apply online at www.gatordominos.com
Or at any of the 6 locations. 4-25-72-14

$100 EACH NIGHT Guaranteed
13th St. or University Ave Domino's now hir-
ing 10 drivers. Closing drivers earn $100 to
$125 each night. Apply @ 3311 W.University.
377-4992. or 2106 SW 13th St. 373-2337
4-25-72-14

GREAT PAY FOR THOSE WHO STAY! Park
Place Car Wash is looking for hard workers
for all positions. Cashiers (fullday availability)
& line workers (AM 8:30-1 & PM 12-6 shifts
avail) 15-40hrs-your choice. Great work envi-
ronment. Apply in person. 7404 NW 4th Blvd.
Across from Home Depot. No calls please
1-31-81-14

POLITICAL CALL CENTER
Phone reps needed ASAP for Political
Campaigns. Base hourly rate + bonus.
371-5888 ext. 111 or 4112 NW 22nd Dr. 4-
25-72-14

EARN $60 THIS WEEK!
Donate Plasma & Save a Life
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Best part-time job you'll ever have
NEW DONORS
Bring this Ad and Earn an
Extra $5 on Your 2nd Donation.
DCI Biologicals 150 NW 6th St
352-378-9204
4-25-72-14

VALET ATTENDANTS
FT and PT. Must be customer oriented & de-
pendable. Call our jobline at 1-888-463-1954
ext 205.1-22-80-14

0** SOCCER COACHESO*
needed for GSA rec and camp youth teams.
Experience required. License preferred for
comp. For info:
contact@gainesvillesoccer.org or 379-5979
4-25-72-14

PIZZA HUT-Now Hiring
DRIVERS & COOKS, Part time/Full time.
5004 NW 34th St. 352-373-7733 1-31-
47-14

PARADIGM PROPERTIES
Leasing Consultant, PT
Sales & customer service exp.
EOE, DFWP
352-375-2152 X301
www.teamparadigm.com
4-25-30-14

G8RBAY.com
*Get Paid & Have Fun *Flexible Hours &
Competitive $ OSales Experience Required
OeBay Experience a plus OResume To
g8rbay@bellsouth.net 1-17-30-14

**DANCERS NEEDED**
Pirvate dance co. Great for students. Great
pay, fast cash & flexible hours. Call to start
today! 378-3312 1-31-34-14

$10-12/HR + BONUS
Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
college students for telephone sales posi-
tions. No exp required. Flex hours. Apply in
person between 3 & 6pm, Mon-Fri 1900 SW
34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
1-31-17-14

LEGAL ASSISTANT FULL TIME
Position available. Need at least 2 year com-
mitment. Fax resume to 352-335-2272 Attn:
Lynn 1-12-10-14


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SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Ill
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 :hr@gleim.com
Refer to job code FLDDP906
www.gleim.com 1-22-17-14


WE NEED GOOD HELP!
Call Damieon @ Molly and Friends Cat
Furniture Company 337-1535. Good pay!
Good job for good workers. Light duty manu-
facturing. Some exp helpful. 1-12-6-14


TUTORS NEEDED for lonl tutoring at-
risk elem school students spring term. 1-4
afternoons/wk. $9.50/hr. 15-20 min drive
from campus. Fed Work Study work permit
req'd. Volunteers welcome. 352-384-1155
st23@cox.net. 1-19-5-14


COLD STONE CREAMERY will soon
audition happy, energetic Scoopers for its
Newberry Road and Archer Road stores.
Earn $8.50+ while having fun! Positions be-
gin immediately. Choose either Gainesville
location when you apply on our web site.
Visit ColdStoneCreamery.com, then choose
Best Jobs Ever, then choose Local Store Job
Listings (please include your email address).
Nights and weekends a must. 18+ only. 1-
12-5-14


Farahs on the Ave now hiring
FT/ PT servers exp. a must. Apply 1120
W. University Ave. No calls. M-Fri 2-4pm.
1-12-5-14








NOW HIRING NOTE TAKERS
The Perfect Work Study Program
Hiring excellent notetakers in UF's 50 most
popular classes. Apply in person. Located
across from The Swamp in the UF Plaza.
Interviews only. Office employees editing
experience a plus. Office help needed. Work
from your location. Need experienced person
to write chapter summaries. Apply in person
only. 1-22-10-14


EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Looking for PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St. 1-31-17-14


Dragonfly Rolls 'n Bowls
NOW HIRING!! ambitious, energetic,
friendly, and reliable team members for
Sushi Chef, Prep & Cashier positions,
P/T & FIT. Apply in person at 3117 SW 34th
St. #1. University Towne Center (next to
Carrabbas). No calls please. 1-12-5-14


University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.501hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
4-25-72--14


HARRY'S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL
Now hiring all positions. Apply within 110 SE
1st. St. Downtown Gainesville 372-1555 1-
22-10-14






Now Hiring
Experienced Notetakers and Editors
Apply Online at www.SmokinNotes.com
1-19-9-14


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SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS
FT/PT. Flexible schedules for students and
graduates.

ACCOUNTING STUDENTS
Get paid while you learn. Flexible hours.

SHIPPING TECH
FT/PT.

SALES CONSULTANT
Relationship builders. Salary plus commis-
sion.

TECH SUPPORT
FT/PT. Flash exp. a plus.

Please send resume to hr@gleim.com.
www.gleim.com 1-22-10-14
3 food prep people needed. Experienced or
not. Start from $7-9/hr. Quick advancement
opportunities. Call 338-6004 or stop in Let's
do dinner! at 4010 NW 22nd Dr in Shand's
Plaza off 39th Avenue across from Sonic
1-12-5-14.

Application Engineer
Professional needed to provide technical
support for DSP hardware and software
products. Must have excellent written and
verbal communication skills. Metlab, C, orVB
experience is required. Experience in a re-
search lab highly desired. A masters or PhD
degree in Engineering or Biological/Physical
Sciences is preferred. See www.tdt.com for
more info. E-mail resumes to hr@tdt.com or
fax to 386-462-5365. 1-12-5-14

Technical Support
Professional needed to assist customers
with PC based DSP hardware & software
systems. Excellent communication, PC &
trouble shooting skills needed. A bachelors
degree in Engineering or Biological/Physical
Sciences is preferred. See www.tdt.com for
more info. E-mail resumes to hr@tdt.com or
fax to 386-462-5365. 1-12-5-14

Teachers Needed
Imagine Learning Center 371-5450. Taking
applications from reliable, creative individu-
als who enjoy working with children. 1-12-
5-14
Now Hiring
Cook & Cashier, PT & FT. apply in person,
Maui Teriyaki 600 NW 75th Street.
Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14
SCHOOL:
Elementary Assistant Teacher needed.
Apply: 8505 NW 39th Avenue. 1-12-5-14
Perfect PT Job. Evening Sales Reps. $7-
10/hr, Paid Training, Paid Wkly, Flex Sched.
Also seeking experienced B2B salesper-
sons. 25% commission, Paid Wkly, Flex
Sched. 352-377-2573 1-22-10-14

Programmers wanted:
Require BS, computer science, computer en-
gineering or closely related field. Proficiency
in Java, SQL, PHP and XML. Spring grads
welcome to apply. Send resume and GPA
to career@radassociates.us. Company
info: www.radiologyassociatesimaging.com.
1-31-17-14

Need ASAP! 30 Fast Typists with na-
tive English skills for long term project.
Productivity based pay, $7-$14 hourly.
Create your own schedule, 7am-12midnight,
M-F Ideal for Students and PT! email to:
gnvjobs@uigfla.com 1-12-5-14


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Nanny needed for two kids after school:
1:45pm to 6:00pm (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri) and
12:30 to 6:00 on Wed. Call 352-316-1758
1-19-9-14

Finance co. seeks FT Admin Asst for
progressive company. Individual must be
long-term, motivated, reliable, post-grad
preferred. Phone skills, customer service,
& computer exp. a must. Competitive salary
based on exp. + bonuses. Fax resume to
352-378-4156 1-31-17-14

Leasing Agents Needed
Experience Preferred
Please contact the office
at 352-375-3072
to speak to Haley 1-12-5-14


VET TECH
Experience preferred. Afternoons & week-
ends. 386-454-1001 1-19-9-14

Nanny wanted to care for 6 month old in my
home. Experience and references a must.
Childhood development, early education
or similar major helpful Graduate student
preferred. Approx 20 hours/week. Call 352-
262-8734 1-12-5-14


TutorGator.com
No registration fee. Make money at your
schedule. Offer all UF, Santa Fe courses and
others. Respond to course requests online
2-5-20-14

IVEY'S GRILL has openings for waitstaff and
dishwashers. Shifts are Tues thru Sun 7:30
am to 4:00 pm. Apply in person @ 3303 W.
University Ave. Closed Mondays. 1-12-5-14


High-energy, well-spoken
Telephone & outside sales. PT or FT.
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TGI FRIDAYS
is now hiring ALL POSITIONS Apply in
person 3598 SW Archer Rd Mon thru Thurs
between 2 & 4 pm. or anytime online at:
Fridays.com 1-16-5-14

Advanced Technologies & Testing Lab
is seeking applications for FT/PT Office
Assistant & Lab Technician/Chemist. Please
e-mail your resume to attl@bellsouth.net or
fax to 352-378-0322 1-12-4-14

SALES HELP NEEDED $500 SIGN ON
BONUS, PAID VACATION, EARN UP TO 6
FIGURES, BENEFITS, CALL GEORGE OR
TONY 352-368-6645 1-16-5-14

PT DRIVERS
for the Auto Auction. Flexible hours. Must
have good driving record. 352-373-7535
1-16-5-14

FT SALES MANAGER
for growing auto aution. Apply in person 3728
NE 4th St. 1-16-5-14

Now hiring:
*BANQUET SERVERSORESTAURANT
SERVERSHHOUSEKEEPERS@NIGHT
AUDIT. Apply in person The Paramount
Plaza 2900 SW 13th St. 240-0159 1-31-
16-14

Dog lovers wanted.
Doggie Daycare is looking to hire hard work-
ing, organized, and personable employees
to work PT. Inquiries must be comfortable
working with large groups of off-leash dogs
in a cage-free day-board setting. Must have
great customer service skills. Experience
with dogs is preferred. Please email
campmarlindogs@gmail.com for application
1-16-5-14.


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Onsite Career Fair
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q is currently hiring.
We will be having an On-Site Career Fair on
Friday, January 12th at the following location:
2700 North Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL. To
find out more about this smoking' opportunity,
representatives will be on-site taking applica-
tions from 11am to 5pm. 1-12-4-14





SALES CLERK
Sandy's Consignment Boutique 372-1226
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OUR CAMPUS BOOKSTORE NEEDS A
CAMPUS REP to promote this online site.
Visit us at www.ourcampusbookstore.com
For info and app: promotions@ourcampusb
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PREMED GRADUATES
Clinical assistant needed full time for patient
care in ophthalmology. Will train. Resume to
Dr. Levy afn22025@cox.Net 1-19-8-14


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Local investor looking for implementers/
assistants My name is Leonard, and I'm
expanding my investment activities in real
estate and other areas. I'm looking for three
highly motivated individuals who can take
ideas and tools and make things happen.
This is an opportunity to get in the ground
floor of this expansion, learn from an active
investor and achieve financial freedom. No
previous investing experience required. For
more information email me at
theotherdirection@hotmail.com 1-16-5-14


Help business is great! Need part-time & full-
time Sandwich Artists. Apply in person
Reitz Union Subway
1-17-5-14


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
hr@trimarkproperties.com. 4-25-70-14


Sun Country Sports is hiring gymnastics,
tumbling, office, bookkeeping, and more.
Applications avail @ www.suncountryspor
ts.com. Bring application to either location.
1-19-7-14


PITA PIT NOW HIRING DRIVERS,
ROLLERS, SHIFT MANAGERS. Fun, en-
ergetic & fast-paced. Great pay. All shifts
avail. New Archer Rd location. Apply today
serve today. 3841 SW Archer 352-692-4460
1-16-4-14


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University Commons Apts. is seeking a PT
leasing agent. Must be available to work
mornings, weekends and available to work
this summer. Please call 352-377-6700 4-
25-70-14

O'CONNELL CENTER
NOW HIRING

*Concerts Banquets Sports Events*

Applications now being taken. To gain valu-
able experience at a job with flexible hours,
apply TODAY at Room 1302 at the O'Connell
Center. Positions available for Usher,
Security, and Technical. Great opportunity to
work with other students as well as a chance
to learn new skills. Last day applications ac-
cepted: Jan 16th. 1-12-3-14

Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
making & smoking. If interested, come to
Rm 81 in the UF Psychology Bldg, call 392-
0601 x297, visit www.psych.ufl.edu/~locey/
smokers.mht for more info. 4-25-70-14

Part time Hrs/Full time Salary Flex Schedule,
Leverage your Marketing and Strengthen
Your Sales Skills. 305-677-9821 or
hr@magazinecrossing.com 1-24-10-14

NERO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
**Now hiring exp servers, counter staff,
assistant day shift & night shift managers,
dishwasher. Please apply at 5240 NW 34th
St. Across from YMCA Call 2-4pm 372-7430
1-24-10-14

ART ASSISTANT
Part time $8-$14/hr. Great for responsible,
creative person. Good w/details. Many proj-
ects; various art. 374-7038 1-24-10-14

Experienced Veterinary Technician needed
who enjoys working with animals with great
people skills. Full time preferred. Benefits,
bonus available in Alachua 386-462-3822
1-24-10-14

PHONE REPS NEEDED ASAP
Evening & Sat.
Must be articulate & reliable
371-5888 x 111 or
4112 NW 22nd Dr. 1-17-5-14

PT Receptionist & Vet Tech needed to join
friendly & knowledgeable team at Westside
Animal Hospital. Exp pref not required. Apply
in person. 5508 NW 13th St. 376-1373 for
info. 1-17-5-14

NANNY JOBS six jobs in Gvl NOW.
Full time $$ Part time $$ Afternoons.
Noah's Ark Nanny Agency resume.
pix, class schedule; gnv@nanoneone.com
2-1-15-14

DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
Gatorfood.com
Potential earnings $14-$20/hr! Make your
own schedule. Fun environment, great op-
portunity. For info contact Jason 379-3663.
1-25-10-14

LOTS OF NANNIES NEEDED
AM'S/PM'S MWF/TTH
resume, pix, schedule to:
NOAH'S ARK NANNY
gnv@nanoneone.com 1-18-5-14

WAREHOUSE STAFF!!
PT inventory control, flexible hours.
Great job for students! Will work around
Class schedule. Apply at Concessions Office,
South End Zone Ben Hill Griffin Stadium,
next to the Gator Sport Shop 352-375-4683
x 6500 1-19-6-14

EVENT SUPERVISORS
PT Supervisors needed, days, nights, week-
ends. Flexible hours. Great 2nd Job! apply
at Concessions Office, South End Zone Ben
Hill Griffin Stadium, next to the Gator Sport
Shop 352-375-4683 x6500 1-19-6-14

HELPER PT
flexible hours for cleaning, mowing, errands
& minor chores. $6-8/hr. Leave clear mes-
sage 373-1690 1-18-5-14

2007 Expansion
We need to start 25 ppl IMMED.
Great Pay, Cut Sales/Svc, Conds Apply
All Ages 17+, Call Now 372-6697
2-2-16-14


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RECEPTIONIST PT/FT,
$7/hr plus, handling incoming/outgoing calls,
positive attitude/dependability a must, call
now 372-6697 1-18-5-14

PINCH A PENNY
5010 NW 34th Street. Full Time/Part Time
sales associates. Apply in person. 1-25-
10-14

Premier Productions Is Now Hiring
Full Time Customer Service Reps
Send Resumes:
SSACKS@premierparties.com 1-18-5-14

Premier Productions Is Now Hiring
Account Executives (Exp Req)
Managing Acocunts with:
Student Organizations &
Corporate businesses.
Send resumes:
SSACKS@premierparties.com 1-18-5-14

Premier Productions Is Now Hiring
Internship Positons
SBusiness, Marketing, Finance
Send Resumes:
SSACKS@premierparties.com 1-18-5-14

$2,900 WEEKLY guaranteed! Address letters
for extra income. No experience necessary.
Free information. Start immediately! Write:
A&G PUBLICATIONS, 2370-G Hillcrust Rd.
#147-H, Mobile, AL 36695. 1-12-1-14

Driver ASAP 36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign On
Bonus $0 Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos
OTR (800)635-8669. 1-12-1-14

Post Office Now Hiring. Avg. Pay $20/hour
or $57K annually including Federal Benefits
and OT. (800)709-9754 USWA Ref #P5799
Exam/Fee Req. 1-12-1-14

CLASS-A CDL DRIVERS- Now Hiring OTR
& Local Drivers- New Equipment; Great
Benefits; Premium Pay Package. Call Oakley
Transport, (877)882-6537. 1-12-1-14

DRIVER: YOU WANT IT, WE HAVE IT!
Solo, teams, owner operators, company
drivers, students, recent grads, regional,
dedicated, long haul. Van, flatbed. Must be
21. CRST Career Center. (800)940-2778,
www.driveforcrst.com. 1-12-1-14

Drivers -Car hauling career. GREAT HOME
TIME! Exceptional Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training! Min. 1 yr. Class-A CDL exp. req.
THE WAGGONERS TRUCKING (912)571-
9668 OR (866)413-3074. 1-12-1-14

Earn Up to $550 WEEKLY Working through
the government PT No Experience. Call
Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department
W21. 1-12-1-14

PT Front office help for
Psychology Group
2-3 mornings per week
Office experience required
Fax resume to 352-338-7710 1-19-5-14

The Village Market
Haile Plantation Village Center
Hiring part time help 20-30 hours/week
Weekend availability a must
Call 380-0111 for directions only
1-26-10-14

CASHIER PT
Approx. 25 hours/week $7/hour
Call Shannon 284-2959
Ada's Clothes Repair 4-25-68-14

Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
ARNP or PA to assist w/clinic and hospital re-
sponsibilities. Salary, incentive and benefits.
Please contact Christie Reece 386-328-2222
or 386-916-4442 email drharris@se.rr.com
2-2-16-14

PIANO TEACHER IS NEEDED
Lessons are at our home.
Must have experience teaching children.
Call 352-275-2062 or gnv32605@yandex.ru
1-19-5-14

CASH!
Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
make it! UF FLORIDA REPDIALS seeks UF
students to raise funds. Earn up to $8.00/hr
with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
NW 16th St. 4th floor. Academic Classroom
Building 105 or call 392-7754 for more info
4-25-69-14


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NOW HIRING FOR KITCHEN STAFF/SUSHI
CHEFS for new location. Apply in person at
Bento Cafe on Newberry Road. Next to
Moe's 1-19-5-14

GEICO is now hiring 1 PT & 1 FT person
who are team-oriented, energetic, profes-
sional, responsible, and who possess an
unstoppable desire to win! For immediate
consideration call Ken @ 375-2886
1-19-5-14

Spend your summer in a lakefront cabin in
Maine. If you're looking to spend this summer
outdoors, have fun while you work, and make
lifelong friends, then look no further. Camp
Mataponi, a residential girls camp in Maine,
has male/female summertime openings for
Land Sports, Waterfront (small crafts, ski-
ing, life guarding, WSI, boat drivers), Ropes
Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts,
Theater, Cooking, Gymnastics, Dance,
Videography, Group Leaders & more. Top
salaries plus room/board & travel provided.
Call us today toll free at 1-888-684-2267 or
apply online at www.campmataponi.com
1-12-1-14

Yamato Japanese Steak House
Now Hiring Servers.
Apply in person @526 NW 60th Street
332-4466 1-19-5-14

PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE!
Busy office seeking outgoing and energetic
worker. MUST be extremely organized and
detail-oriented. Looking for someone who
would be willing to commit to at least one
year of employment. Please email resume to
kristy.sporrer@kaplan.com 1-12-1-14


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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan,
Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable
prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830
www.carrsmith.com 4-25-72-15

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. 4-25-72-15

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 4-25-72-15

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 1/22/06.
Class sizes limited. 338-1193 for details.
4-25-72-15

PERSONAL TRAINING 300
Personal and Group Training
Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
Call for a free workout
339-2199
4-25-72-15

TLC HORSEBOARD
All facilities & amenities: quality instruc-
tion. 15 min from UF Jan at 376-7762.
Greathouse Equestrian Center. 4-25-72-15

IMMIGRATION LAW
Marriage Visas Employment Visas -
Naturalization. Richard Ruth, Esq.
352-335-6748 www.ruthlaw.com 4-25-72-15

www.TutorGator.com
Search tutors for all UF & Santa Fe courses!
Exam reviews, problem solving sessions.
get the help you need! 2-5-20-15

MATH TUTOR
First hour FREE. 10 years of experience.
Bilingual. Call Francisco at 352-494-8582
1-22-10-15

HAIR BY GLENDA
High-lights 1/2 0 $65; Full $85
$10 off Haircuts 0 $50 off Hair Extensions.
Located in Creations, Thornebrook Village.
352-258-8431 2-19-30-15


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'96 team honored before kickoff, Gators roll in opener


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
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Original Publication Date: Sept. 5
It felt like 1996 again in the
Swamp, if only for a moment.
Steve Spurrier was there. Danny
Wuerffel, Ike Hilliard and Jacquez
Green were, too.
As was the rest of the 1996
national championship team,
which was honored before kickoff
Saturday with a standing ovation
and a highlight video commemorat-
ing the finest year of UF football.
But while the Gators honored
1996, they almost let 2006 slip by
Down a touchdown just 2:23 into
the game, most of the 90,043 fans
jammed into the Swamp became
anxious. The Gators would answer
the call, smothering the Golden
Eagles with defense including
interceptions by three different de-
fensive backs en route to a 34-7


win. But the day's celebrations be-
gan before the game.
Spurrier, head coach of the '96
Gators and current coach of South
Carolina, was given a booming 30-
second ovation. He was all smiles
during the pregame festivities.
"All the guys seem to be doing
well, most all of them are married
and have kids," Spurrier said. "We
have a chance to relive it 10 years
later. But we also get to celebrate it
every day for the rest of our lives."
Spurrier, who will lead the
Gamecocks against the Gators on
Nov. 11 in Gainesville, was given a
standing ovation in the O'Connell
Center and later in the stadium that
he named the Swamp.
Eighty-four players, 23 staff
members and three coaches, includ-
ing Spurrier, were among those from
the 1996 team who attended.
No player seemed happier than
former UF receiver Jacquez Green,


who was in high spirits.
Green said the camaraderie of the
team is what he missed the most.
"The closeness of the team
- it really showed," Green said.
"Especially after we got beat up at
FSU. We had just lost, and to come
right back the next week and win
the SEC and then the national cham-
pionship, that was the great thing."
Green, who played five years in
the NFL and has since retired due
to a chronic groin injury, said the
current program is headed back to
greatness.
During his speech at the
O'Connell Center, the 01' Ball Coach
recounted his fondest memories as
leader of Gator Nation, saying he
cherished every moment of it.
"I believe this was a team of
destiny the chosen one;" Spurrier
said in his speech. "I love all you
Gators forever."
Players and coaches alike picked


up right were they left off crack-
ing jokes and telling stories reliv-
ing the glory days.
It had been 10 years since many
had seen each other. You would
have never known.
THOMAS SITS OUT: Many expected
the Gators to be without one
2005 starter at defensive tackle in
Saturday's opener against Southern
Miss not both of them.
UF coach Urban Meyer sus-
pended preseason All-Southeastern
Conference first-team pick Marcus
Thomas, who joined fellow 2005
starter Steven Harris on the sidelines
in the Gators' win.
"We have a certain expectation
level of what we expect out of our
team," Meyer said. "Marcus didn't
live up to that, so he didn't deserve
to play."
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Leak's career night propels Gators before big test


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Sept.11

At this rate, 50 passing touchdowns in one
season doesn't sound all that absurd.
The preseason goal set by UF quarterback
Chris Leak just might come to fruition, thanks
in part to a four-touchdown performance in
the Gators' 42-0 win against Central Florida.
UF's offense exploded at the Swamp
on Saturday on a humid evening when the
defense quietly equaled maybe bettered
- Leak's performance.
With a trip to Tennessee looming five days
away, the Gators' offense seems to be at its best
since Ron Zook replaced Steve Spurrier.
Zook's Illinois team, by the way, lost 33-0 to
Rutgers on Saturday.
"The big question last year was: 'How was
I educated in my first year at Florida?'" Coach
Urban Meyer said. "And the answer to that is:
'Four, five or six big plays win a game.'"
The No. 7 Gators (2-0), which posted their
first shutout since 2001, got that and more


against the Golden Knights.
Leak, who has seven touchdowns through
two games, set a career high with 352 passing
yards.
And the Gators look much better than they
did before last season's Tennessee game.
"We're faster than we were a year ago,"
Meyer said. "Hopefully, we have more fire-
power."
So when did the Gators begin preparing for
the Volunteers?
"I'm thinking about Tennessee right now,"
safety Tony Joiner said after the game. "I
started thinking about them the minute the
game was over."


UF's offense practiced under a silent ca-
dence last week and played the same way
against UCF all in preparation for the up-
coming raucous Volunteers crowd. The plan
seemed to work just fine at home.
Freshman receiver Percy Harvin took a
short crossing route up the sidelines for a 58-
yard score early in the game.
The Gators put 27 points on the board dur-
ing the second quarter, extending their formi-
dable lead to 34-0 at the half.
"The second quarter was dynamic," Meyer
said.
Running backs DeShawn Wynn (8-yard
run) and Kestahn Moore (28-yard run) and


receivers Dallas Baker (10-yard catch) and
Andre Caldwell (25-yard catch) found the
end zone.
Caldwell needed to be helped off the field
after his first grab when he was sandwiched
between two UCF defenders.
"He's still not Bubba Caldwell," said
Meyer, referring to the receiver's playmak-
ing ability before breaking his leg against
Tennessee last season. "He's still not that same
dynamic player."
UF's defense pitched its first goose egg
since a 2001 Mississippi State shutout.
"Shutouts are hard to get," said Meyer,
emphasizing the obvious.
The Gators' defense bettered its perfor-
mance from week one and ranks second in
the nation in points allowed per game (3.5)
behind LSU.
Defensive tackles Marcus Thomas and
Steven Harris returned after missing the
opener against Southern Miss to disrupt the
UCF attack. Thomas recorded UF's first two
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Gators escape Rocky Top with first road win


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Sept. 18
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. By 11:
30 p.m., a drunken haze and an
annoyed nagging had replaced the
anticipated Tennessee triumph.
With the scoreboard still read-
ing "Florida 21, Tennessee 20," the
creamsice-colored crowd drudged
out of Neyland Stadium, and both
sadness and anger emerged.
As media members made their
way to the field, jumping over
bleachers, a southern belle shouted,
"Slow down. Stop running around,"
as if chastising her 8-year-old child.
The woman would have been
drowned out by her fellow fans
while the Volunteers led 17-7 until
Dallas Baker's 4-yard touchdown
catch with 1:16 remaining in the
third quarter.
"That's pretty big adversity," UF


freshman quarterback Tim Tebow
said. "We tried to have each other's
back and fight our way out."
The crowd slowly started to sense
UF's tough fighter's mentality.
When DeShawn Wynn ran 6
yards for a first down late in the
fourth quarter, allowing the Gators
to run out the dock, the minority
became the majority.
Gators fans scattered across the
upper deck could be heard chant-
ing: "It's great to be a Florida Gator,"
while "Rocky Top" was still blaring.
By the end of the game, the
woman's command seemed boister-
ous compared to the remainder of
the Knoxville population.
The distinct smell of perspired
alcohol filtered through the annals
of the stadium.
Rewind six hours, and the mood
was a 180-degree difference.
Fans eagerly lined the streets of
downtown Knoxville.
During Vol Walk, Tennessee's


version of Gator Walk, a rowdy
crowd melodically versed "Rocky
Top," drowning out any Gators fans
who could have objected.
"That's pretty big adver-
sity. We tried to have each
other's back and fight our
way out."
Tim Tebow
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An aroma of sweet barbecue
filled the air.
UF coach Urban Meyer knew
what he was getting into after
getting advice from former Notre
Dame coach Lou Holtz.
"(Holtz said,) 'You better be to-
gether because you're going to face
107,000 people that don't want any-
thing to do with you,"' Meyer said.
As former Tennessee great Dale
Carter flipped the coin, few of the


106,818 realized what the Gators
had planned.
UF, favored in the game, allowed
the Volunteers a first-half lead, then
took it back in the final 30 minutes.
Once Chris Leak downed the
ball for the final time, UF didn't take
long to start the celebration.
"I was just excited," Tebow
said. "I think our whole team was
excited."
A ringing emanated from the
walls outside the UF locker room
when players sang the school's alma
mater.
"We needed this," Baker said.
"Our whole focus was to come in
and show everyone else we can win
on the road."
Tennessee's locker room was
almost silent.
Players sat quietly at round
tables in a dim room, heads down,
listening to Coach Phillip Fulmer
speak about how much further they
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both UF coaches and a member of
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Meyer's magic pays off in ye

T e catharsis began on the kind Like vomit...
f mats preschoolers sleep on. "You barf, you get like five min-
Urban Meyer, the 40-year- utes to do that and you get right
od, hotshot Utah coach, had back in the drill," Caldwell said.
barely stepped foot in Gainesville And appreciation ...?
and he was already giving the im- "Because it made us a better
pression that he owned the keys to team," receiver Jemalle Cornelius
the city. said.
At 5:30 a.m. on a fate-
ful spring day in 2005, H m asterm i
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ter sweating fear from every
unwilling pore.
"We used to tease him at first
and call him Bear Bryant," receiver
Dallas Baker recalled. "It was
around the same time the movie
'Junction Boys' came out on ESPN,
and I was saying if a coach ever
tried to do something like that, I'd
leave. I guess that was God show-
ing me don't speak too soon.
Next thing I know, we've got our
shirts off rolling on the ground
wrestling each other and you can't
really get water. I thought I could
get over it by drinking a lot of Red
Bull, but I ended up dehydrated
and passing out during one of
those things. I said, 'I feel like I'm
in hell.'"
Mat drills. The words carry
about 15 definitions.
Like pain ...
"I hated it," receiver Andre
Caldwell said. "It was the toughest
thing I've ever been through."
Like insanity ...
"We were even climbing walls,"
Baker said.


but he gets t done.
-Andre Caldwell on Urban ',
All of which perfectly illustrates
Meyer's persona, a tightly-bound
Bible of tenets that has served as
the kerosene behind UF's national
championship run.



Upsetting a Goliath the likes
of Ohio State doesn't happen by
accident.
For starters, Meyer assembled
a flawless game plan.
UF's 41-14 upset of the
Buckeyes had everything to do
with Meyer the coach, the father,
the innovator.
On defense, he used nickel
packages to stymie the speed of
Ohio State's receivers, yet blitzed
whenever possible to perturb
Heisman Trophy winner Troy
Smith.
On offense, he went with a
barrage of short passes that uti-


Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Urban Meyer questions field judge Richard Morales dur-
ing the first quarter of the Gators' 17-16 win against South Carolina
on November 11 at the Swamp. At three different programs, Meyer
has brought amazing success after two seasons.


artwo


By LOUIS
ANASTASIS


lized all of UF's skilled athletes.
But X's and O's hardly tell the
story.
Just as big a part of the win
was Meyer's motivational ploys.
Noticing how experts considered
the Buckeyes runaway favorites,
he drilled his players with psy-
chological speeches.
(l After 37 days of hear-
ing how much better Ohio
State's players were, UF's
players ultimately became
convinced that they, instead,
were the superior athletes.
Meyer makes his teams believe
exactly what he chooses to make
them believe.
"He's a mastermind,"
Caldwell said. "I don't know
what goes on in his head up
there, but he gets it done."



Instant credibility gave Meyer
the foundation he needed when
he first arrived. Immediately af-
ter the pangs of three tumultuous
years under the Ron Zook era,
some players were already talk-
ing national championship.
"He said, 'Hey, I know how
to win. You can either follow
me or not. If you don't want to
follow me, you can get out,'"
Cornelius recalled. "He gave us
a speech that I will remember for
a while."
Then came the mat drills. The
lucky few who have never barfed
still brag about it.
Once spring practice ensued
in 2005, Meyer introduced The
Pit. The basics here were simple:
If you don't practice because of
a minor injury, you're going to
pay.
During Meyer's first practices
at the Swamp, he made injured
players in The Pit carry boul-
ders up and down stairs. Others
lugged around with gargantuan
steel chains plastered over and
around their shoulders.
"You would have rather been
practicing," Cornelius said.
Meyer has always embraced
the term "hands-on approach."
He often participates with the
team during drills and weight-
lifting sessions and will openly
talk trash to his players to get
them going.
Last spring, he called his run-
ning backs "trash."
"Coach Meyer will break you
down just to build you back up,"
Caldwell said. "He did a great job
of making us feel (terrible) and
then making us feel like we're on
top of the world."
Just hours after Monday's
championship, Meyer was al-
ready pushing the buttons for
2007.


"I told you that our junior
class is not dynamic," he said.
"Our junior class, we will have to
educate that junior class in how
to pick the bar up and do just
what the seniors did."



Last summer, Meyer took away
the team's own locker room and
Gators gear. But he eventually re-
turned the access, fulfilling the sen-
timental side to his mind games.
Withstand Meyer's psychology
and he will reward you ten-fold.
After every game, he will honor
the best performers with weekly
membership into the Champion's
Club. He treats those select play-
ers with fancy dinners, like steak.
However, the others must munch
on hot dogs, potato salad and the
like.
The sooner you contribute as a
freshman, the sooner Meyer will
strip his designated black stripe
from your helmet.
Above all, excel on the field and
represent the school well and you
will be Meyer's friend forever. He
defends and praises players to no
end and will never air someone's
transgressions unless absolutely
necessary.
"He has changed a lot of peo-
ple's lives," center Steve Rissler
said. "He turned people that could
have gone who-knows-where to


Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
probably going to the NFL. He has
made everybody a better person."
Added linebacker Brandon
Siler: "We play for each other
and we care about the guy next
to us. You know that's a different
philosophy than what we went by
before."
And a third take...
"He's a great coach, an amaz-
ing coach, an awesome coach,"
defensive lineman Ray McDonald
said. "Coach Meyer's the man. He
is the man."
By derailing the Buckeyes,
Meyer has joined a select group
of coaches who have won a BCS
national championship.
Just 42, he is the hottest young
coach out there. He has compiled
an overall record of 61-12 (83.56%)
in just six years of head coaching
(Bowling Green, Utah, UF.)
Meyer will likely get a lucra-
tive contract extension soon. Yet
throughout it all, he has been
classier than ever.
"There is no personal fulfill-
ment," he said. "It is fulfillment
when you are around your players
and your family."
After the national champion-
ship, Meyer thanked Tostitos,
BCS officials, the city of Glendale,
Scottsdale Community College
and even the security at the team
hotel.
He forgot to mention just one
other person: himself.







FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, 21


Seniors cope with change


SENIORS, from page 41

to dominate spring practice to
being the Gators most consistent
receiver, an All-SEC selection and a
probable first-day draft pick.
Steven Harris, who was also
signed in 2002, was within a hair
of being off the team before this
season began after falling behind
in school and facing the duty of
fathering three children, includ-
ing two the same age by different
mothers.
But following the dismissal of
Marcus Thomas, Harris came into
his own as a player.
Not only that, he walked
the stage as a UF graduate in
December.
"He was the same guy that was
out the door August 5," Meyer
said. "He was gone, he was out.
He was handling issues that we
all have probably never dealt with.
He is a captain of our team, has a
degree, and now he has a big old
ring that says he is the best at what
he does."
And it doesn't end there.
Ray McDonald came back from
tearing both of his anterior cruciate
ligaments last year.
Reggie Lewis went from a nev-
er-used wide receiver to a starting
defensive back.
Joe Cohen went from an over-


sized running back to a starting
defensive lineman.
Billy Latsko bounced from
fullback to linebacker and back to
fullback and became a valuable
contributor.
Brian Crum was converted
from tight end and was the start-
"(Steven Harris) is a
captain of our team, has
a degree and now he has
a big old ring that says
he is the best at what he
does."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

ing weak-side linebacker.
And Leak finally conquered all
of his critics and won the prize that
he had promised when he was just
a name to Gators, before he became
the face of the team's struggles and
eventually its greatest triumph.
Just another senior success
story.
"Chris Leak, Urban Meyer, at-
tached at the hip for the next 30
years, right?" Meyer said after the
game.
"Right," Leak replied with a
smile.
Urban Meyer and the senior
class, attached forever. Now all the
rest of us need is the paperback.


Meyer challenges WR upon Gainesville arrival


BAKER, from page 29

was a typical high school kid I got here and
thought things would be the same way," Baker
said. "But really, no one is going to give you a
grade here. I think it had to do with just look-
ing into the mirror one day and saying, 'Wow
- I'm going down the wrong road.' My parents
didn't raise me like this.
"My actual friends were telling me, 'You
don't deserve to be here.
You're not making any plays
on the field, and you're not
going to class."'
Even his mother, Lolita
S-" McGraw, usually the mild-
';' A -" mannered, loving type, even-
Baker tually let her son hear it.
Baker
"He was making too many
excuses and I told him, 'I don't want to hear
you say later, "I could, I would,"'" she said.
Meyer arrived in December 2004 and soon
asked Baker to stop by his office.
The receiver thought he was going to re-
ceive a briefing on offensive assignments.
He thought wrong.
Instead, he was handed a stern warning
with Meyer's daughter, Gigi, watching from a
nearby computer.
"He said my teammates thought I was


funny but they didn't think I was very smart,"
Baker said. "I was like, 'Wow, that's kind of
embarrassing. I can't believe he just said that
to me.'"
That's not all Meyer told him.
"I can't really share some of the stuff with
you because you would print some of the stuff
you shouldn't print," Meyer said.
Since last season started, Baker has been a
changed man and player.
As a senior this season, he has caught 60
passes for 920 yards and 10 touchdowns to
lead the Gators.
But on Sat., Dec. 16 came Baker's proudest
day. After turning his academic career around
in 2005, he reached graduation.
"I just couldn't help but get out of my seat
and put my hands up and scream, 'Thank you,
Jesus!'" Lolita recalled.
"When I heard his name, I was just kind
of like, 'Oh, wow. Thank you, Lord! I had just
been telling him, 'You can do it, you can do
it.' And then I'd hear him say, 'Yes, I can.' He
could have given up and quit, but he didn't. It
was all just a relief."
To this day, Baker holds close to his heart
a motto of former UF assistant coach Dwayne
Dixon: Your work is never finished. Not as a
senior, not in the NFL, not in the Pro Bowl.
This is why Baker says he will leave
blank the final chapter in his book.


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Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Clockwise from top left: The Gators celebrate by raising the conference logo, a staple for Southeastern Confer-
ence Champions, after defeating Arkansas 38-28 in the SEC Championship on Dec. 2 at the Georgia Dome in
Atlanta. UF freshman quarterback Tim Tebow (top right) runs for 9 yards and a first down before being tackled
by Randy Kelly and Darius Vinnett with less than 3 minutes remaining. UF defensive tackle (middle right) carries
a Gators flag on the field after UF's win. UF senior Chris Leak (bottom right) runs for an 8-yard touchdown during
the second quarter. UF freshman Jarred Fayson (above) blocks a punt by Arkansas' Jacob Skinner that Tremaine
McCollum would recover at the Arkansas 9-yard line during the second quarter. The win was UF's first SEC Cham-
pionship since 2000. With USC's stunning loss to UCLA on the same night, the Gators finished No. 2 in the Bowl
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AMPIONS


Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
Clockwise from top left: UF quarter-
back Chris Leak lifts the crystal from
the Coaches' Trophy after the Gators
defeated Ohio State 41-14 in the na-
tional championship on Monday at the
University of Phoenix Stadium in Glen-
dale, Ariz. UF wide Percy Harvin (above)
leaps past a defender during the second
quarter. UF defensive end Derrick Har-
vey (left) runs after recovering a fumble
during the second quarter. UF freshman
quarterback Tim Tebow (below) rushes
past Ohio State linebacker James au-
rinaitis. UF defensive end Jarvis Moss
(bottom left) stands above Ohio State
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It was bad when UF missed two
extra points, but it would get worse.
It was bad when the Gators led
just 12-7 at halftime, but it would
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It was bad when UF's home
crowd booed starting quarterback
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Gators tried to pick up 22 yards on
a fake field-goal run.
All this and you would think
Kentucky had upset UF on Saturday
night.
No, but in Gainesville, a 26-7 win
against a heavily overmatched team
is almost just as bad.
UF was favored to win by more
than 25 points, but the Gators
seemed to take pointers from a
Georgia team that narrowly defeat-
ed Colorado at home earlier during
the day.
"We were totally out of sync,"
Coach Urban Meyer said.
Save for a brilliant trick play and
some Tim Tebow heroics, UF (4-0,
2-0 Southeastern Conference) sput-
tered offensively. Its defense was
decent, but not spectacular.
Meyer blamed the poor outing
on himself.
"We didn't play well because we
didn't practice well on Tuesday, and
that's on me," said Meyer, who had
his team practice indoors Tuesday
because of rain.
But UF's night did not start so
gloomy. Leak brought 90,292 people
to their feet early in the first quarter
by orchestrating an end-around
flea-flicker touchdown, easily the
most exciting trick play of Meyer's
UF tenure.
Leak flipped the ball to Andre
Caldwell, who tossed it to Dallas
Baker Baker then lateraled the
football back to Leak. By now, con-


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fused and disorganized, a defense-
less Kentucky defense watched UF
bomb a 33-yard touchdown to a
wide-open Jemalle Cornelius.
However, the Gators did little the
rest of the first half.
"Our offense, I never felt, got
into a rhythm, and we didn't have
enough plays in the first half,"
Meyer said.
Then, in the third quarter, things
got interesting.
Tim Tebow, the superhuman
freshman quarterback, recorded 62
yards on his first three runs of the
game.
"He's a spark plug," Meyer said.
"It kind of fires me up."
Tebow also started a red-zone
drive during the fourth quarter.
But when Meyer reinserted Leak
during that same drive, home fans
went ballistic. They booed Leak and
begged for Tebow to re-enter the
game. After the game, Leak down-
played the reaction.
The starter completed 15 of 26
passes for 267 yards, two touch-
downs and one interception. He
also quietly broke Shane Matthews'
school record for career completions
and now has 733. Tebow rushed for
73 yards on six carries and complet-
ed 1 of 2 passes for 12 yards.
Baker continued to assert himself
as one of the nation's premier wide
receivers. He caught seven recep-
tions for 148 yards.
Receiver Percy Harvin (high-
ankle sprain) ran the ball once but


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Wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius plows through Kentucky's defense
during the Gators' 26-7 win.
missed most of the game. Defensively, the Gators played
Sunday, Meyer said Harvin will without suspended tackle Marcus
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Coach Urban Meyer learned
the ways of the Southeastern
Conference after last season's
Alabama disaster.
The Crimson Tide gave Meyer
the most lopsided loss of his
head-coaching career, a 31-3 rout
not soon forgotten. A year later,
the coach showed his knowledge
of the SEC during UF's 28-13 win
against Alabama on Saturday af-
ternoon in the Swamp.
"The question you hear is,
'What have you learned about
the SEC?'" Meyer said afterward.
"[You learn that] you better have
a great defense because every-
body else does."
The Gators (5-0, 3-0 SEC) will
now face a daunting three-game
stretch against No. 9 LSU, No. 2
Auburn and No. 10 Georgia that
will likely define their season.
And if they are to somehow win
all three, the Gators will have to
do it with their defense.
UF struggled offensively
Saturday but managed to pres-
sure quarterback John Parker
Wilson into three interceptions.
The Gators converted two of
them into fourth-quarter touch-
downs, turning a tight game into
a one-sided victory.
"There is not an ugly win at
the University of Florida. There
never will be," Meyer said.
Yet ugly is just what it was for
UF in the first half.
The Gators fell behind early as
Alabama went ahead 10-0 at the
end of the first quarter.
With just two first downs on
their first four possessions, the
Gators looked prime for their
first loss of the season.
"We were dead in the water,"
Meyer said for the second time in
two weeks.
The Gators will not get away
with this kind of lethargic play
against the likes of LSU and
Auburn.
"We came out sluggish in the
first half, and we just can't do
that," safety Reggie Nelson said.
"We have to play four hard quar-
ters. We can't keep [struggling in
the beginning of games]. If we
keep doing that, it might bite us
in the butt. We have to come out
like a top-5 team."
But instead of yielding to the
pressure, UF was steadfast and
continued to exhibit the tough-
ness Meyer said was absent last
season.
Leak helped turn the tide by


turning a second-quarter third-
and-3 quarterback draw into an
unlikely 45-yard run. Widely
criticized for his running abili-
ties, Leak waved his hands and
jumped in exuberance afterward,
igniting the 90,671 fans in at-
tendance, the third-largest in
the Swamp's history. It was the
longest run by a UF quarterback
in the last three decades.


Freshman Tim Tebow rushed
for a 2-yard score, clipping
Alabama's halftime lead to 10-7.
"We knew going in at halftime
losing, that we were going to
have to make a good effort on
defense," said cornerback Ryan
Smith, who had two intercep-
tions.
The game plan changed quick-
ly when running back DeShawn
Wynn left with an ankle injury
on UF's fourth play of the second
half. He would not return.
But receiver Andre Caldwell
scored on a somewhat contro-
versial 16-yard screen pass from
Leak, putting the Gators up
14-10. Caldwell leaped over the
right pylon and lost his grip on
the ball just as he was crossing
the goal line. Replay officials
reviewed the play but did not
change the ruling.
"I was worried until they
made that call," Caldwellasaid.
"[But] it feels good to go out
there and show some moves.
Show people I still got it. That
I'm 100 percent back."
A Dallas Baker touchdown
and 70-yard interception touch-
down return courtesy of Nelson
sealed the victory and avenged
last year's Alabama loss.


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26, COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, ALLIGATOR U FRIDAY, JANUARY 12,2007


UF SWIMMING

Gators to sharpen up before SECs


By MIKE MCCALL
Alligator Writer

The UF swimming and diving teams
will open its spring schedule this week-
end with home meets against Virginia
on Friday and Indian River Community
College on Saturday.
"These meets are a great way to start
the semester, especially since meets are
starting to count a little more now, and
we can see where we're at all the way
across the board," Coach Gregg Troy
said.
"We'll use these next few meets to
sharpen up a little bit before we head
into the conference meet. We want to
make sure we haven't lost anything
from the break because we did a really
good job of training around the holi-
days," Troy said.
The No. 11 men's team (2-4, 1-1
Southeastern Conference) will at-
tempt to end a four-meet losing streak
Friday. The Gators opened the year
with wins against Michigan and LSU,
before dropping matches to Georgia,
Mimesota, Texas and FSU.
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Salatta, and from freshman Roland
Rudolf, who was impressive at the US
Open in early December.
"Leading off with a dual
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In facing Virginia, the Gators squads
gear up for their seventh-consecutive
dual meet against a ranked opponent.
"Virginia is a good team, and
they tend to be strong in the same
places we are, namely the distance and
middle-distance events," Troy said.
"They're well-coached, and they'll
get up and race you at any time."
The men will also look to maintain a
perfect record against Indian River on
Saturday the Gators hold a 20-0 ad-


vantage in the all-time series with the
Pioneers.
The No. 9 women (4-1, 1-0 SEC)
view their meet with No. 20 Virginia
(3-1) as a great challenge to open their
spring season.
"Virginia always has a solid team
and is continually one of the best in the
ACC," Troy said. "Leading off with a
dual (meet) against Virginia is a great
way to begin the spring season."
The women are 0-1 against teams
from the Atlantic Coast Conference this
year they lost to FSU on November
21st.
The meet with the Pioneers will give
the Gators a chance to set their lineup
for their next three meets all against
SEC competition.
"Indian River gives us a chance to
fine tune our lineup for the upcoming
SEC Championships," said Troy "We'll
be able to swim some people in differ-
ent events than they're used to swim-
ming."
The Gators will take on Virginia at 7
p.m. tonight and Indian River at 11 a.m.
on Saturday. Both meets will be held in
the O'Connell Center.


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WOMEN'S, from page 27

aren't in her favor.
However, thus far in SEC play Dotson has av-
eraged 21 points and seven rebounds, and that's
going against top frontcourts in Tennessee and
Georgia and had a team-high 20 points as well as
five rebounds Thursday night.
But still, in the process Dotson is taking a
pounding
"Well, it is the SEC," Dotson said. "Night in and
night out you're going to get banged up a little bit,
but it's just a matter of keep on fighting and play-
ing if you want to play."
Perhaps the biggest bright spot of the night
was Smith. Before the winter break, Smith rarely
played. But with just nine players, Smith doesn't
have much of a choice.
After Peck has preached all season about
boxing out, Smith has followed through on her
coach's orders. Smith was tied for a team-high
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25-0 opening deficit dooms Gators


By BRIAN STEELE
Alligator Staff Writer
bsteele@alligator.org

It was over before the Gators even
scored.
25-0. That's what the scoreboard read
with 12:38 left in the first half.
While the 0 changed shortly after that,
the UF women's basketball team (6-11,
0-2 Southeastern Conference) dug itself a
hole that nobody could get out of en route
to an 80-58 loss against No. 4 Tennessee
Thursday night at the 0' Connell Center.
"Tennessee came out with aggressive
pressure, and we just didn't handle it very
S well," UF coach Carolyn Peck said. "Early
on, especially when Tennessee goes up
10, goes up 15, a loss of confidence was
there."


While Peck has


In what's been
a pattern almost all
season, the Gators
always seem to find
themselves facing
early double-digit
deficits.
attributed the team's


biggest problems to inexperience and a
lack of size, the start against the Volunteers
was just deplorable.
Even though it would appear UF was
star-struck by a powerhouse Tennessee
program, players denied it.
"I don't really think we were in awe
of Tennessee or anything," freshman for-
ward Sharielle Smith said "I think it had
to do with just a slow start. We knew what
we were bringing, but we just had a slow
start."
Although UF did get into more of an
offensive rhythm, Tennessee seemed to
simply lose interest.
Tennessee coach Pat Summitt even
admitted that one of the keys in this game
was to get her bench players experience.
Mission accomplished.
With a depleted roster of just nine
players after losing guards LaToya


Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
Tennessee forward Candace Parker rebounds over UF center Briana Phillips.
Parker led the Volunteers with 19 points and nine rebounds in an 80-58 rout.


Bullard and LaKendra Phillips along with
center Jessica Jackson during winter break
- and a roster void of any real size, UF
sophomore forward Marshae Dotson has


essentially the entire post offense resting
on her shoulders.
Already an undersized big, the odds
SEE WOMEN'S, PAGE 26


Champs visit


Gamecocks

By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
jmarina@alligator.org

When the UF men's basketball team
traveled to South Carolina last season, it
seemed the players forgot to bring some-
thing very important themselves.
"When we were at South Carolina, no-
body showed uD," forward Corey Brewer
-7, :'_'" said. "We were just out
'-- there going through the
motions, and they got
the best of us."
Although the
Gators avenged their
two regular season
Brewer losses by downing
the Gamecocks in the
Southeastern Conference Tournament
Championship Game, UF is hungry for
a win in Columbia. The No. 2 Gators
(15-2, 2-0 SEC) will have their chance on
Saturday when they play at 1 p.m. in their
first SEC road game.
South Carolina (10-4, 0-1 SEC) is known
for running down the shot clock and mak-
ing its opponents play tough defense.
In effect, UF will have to alter its offen-
sive strategy in order to avoid exhaustion
down the stretch.
"You just don't want to come and fire
any shot in the first 3 seconds unless it's a
dunk or a Lee Humphrey shot because if
you miss, you have to go back and defend
for 30 seconds," center Al Horford said.

SEE MEN'S, PAGE 30


UF GYMNASTICS

UF builds on success from Super Six, to host No. 12 Beavers


By RACHEL ROBINS
Alligator Writer
rrobins@alligator.org

While most of UF's gymnastics team
was rejoicing after its first win of the
season at the Super Six Challenge, one
woman was in mourning.
UF coach Rhonda Faehn's grandfather
died last week, and she left the team to at-
tend the funeral Thursday in Minnesota.
Faehn is expected in Gainesville tonight
to coach No. 3 UF (5-0, 0-0 Southeastern


Conference) in its dual meet against No.12
Oregon State at 7 p.m. in the O'Connell.
Center.
Even though Faehn only missed
Thursday's practice, the team adopted its
own strategy without her.
"We want to do the best that we can to
brighten her spirits," junior Ashley Reed
said. "So that's why I am sure we are just
going to have fun out there and smile a lot
and hopefully, cheer her up some."
Once Faehn rejoins the team, it will


"I missed all the adrenaline, and
all the excitement, the crowd and
everything.
Melanie Sinclair.
UF redshirt freshman

be easy to put a smile on her face. In ad-
dition to securing first place at the Super
Six Challenge, UF welcomed back redshirt
freshman Melanie Sinclair.
In 2005, Sinclair suffered a torn right


ACL and was forced to sit out the 2006
season. At the Super Six Challenge, her
first collegiate competition, it seemed the
19-year-old had a point to prove.
Sinclair showed she is a force to be reck-
oned with by earning the all-around title
with a score of 39.275.
"I'm back, totally, all the way," Sinclair
said. "I missed all the adrenaline, and all
the excitement, the crowd and everything.
It felt great going back out and doing gym-
nastics what I love to do."


iThe national championship winning Gators foot-
ball team will be honored at the Swamp on Satur-
day from noon to 1 p.m. The gates will open at 10:
30 a.m. for the festive event, which will be aired
live on Sun Sports.


a 1943: The UF men's basketball team
defeats the 305th Fighter Squad 70-24 on
the road. Under coach Spurgeon Cherry,
the Gators went 8-7 and 0-6 during the
Southeastern Conference season.


Today's question: Which regular-season UF
football game was the most exciting? Nelson
Moss
caldwell
Monday's question: Which UF underclassman Cawe
is most likely to turn pro? (see right for results) iler
is most likely to turn pro? (see right for results). Smith


Women's
Basketball
Tennessee
UF


Percent (Votes)
73% (246)
12% (41)
8% (27)
6% (20)
1% (3)
337 TOTAL VOTES







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Alligator Staff Writer
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Original Publication Date: Oct. 9.

Orange and cheese?
This was part Swamp, part
Green Bay. Quarterback Chris Leak
hurled himself into the stands, reg-
istering his own trademark version
of the Lambeau Leap, Leak's face
portraying the sheepish expression
of a child who had just received an
unexpected second scoop of bubble
gum-flavored ice cream.
Orange and O's?
This was part Florida Field, part
Camden Yards. One by one, UF
players hotfooted toward a rabid
student section. The Gators made
like Cal Ripkens, thanking as many
fans as time would allow before the
Pride of the Sunshine began blaring
away.
The taste of a 23-10 LSU beat-
down was a succulently Cajun one


in Gainesville early Saturday eve-
ning, as they roasted live Tiger at
the Swamp and posed BCS officials
a pressing question: How do you
like your Tostitos? Gator-done with
a dash of salsa, please.
The now No. 2 Gators (6-0, 4-0
Southeastern Conference) are sud-
denly SEC and national champion-
ship contenders. How sweet er,
spicy it is.
One year ago against LSU, her
husband was "Urban Crier." This
night, he was Urban Sire; royal at-
tire included a white polo and beige
slacks. Meyer the Great addressed
his people his Gator Nation
- with a raise-the-roof gesture and
a series of fist pounds as he exited
into the south end zone.
"That was one of the best envi-
ronments I have ever been privi-
leged to be a part of," Meyer said of
the 90,714 fans, the second-largest
home turnout ever.
UF is 6-0 for the first time since


"That was one of the main
reasons I came here- to
play in the Swamp and to
get a win against LSU."
Chris Leak
UF quarterback

1996, and you know what hap-
pened that season.
They did actually play a game
Saturday.
There was then-No. 9 LSU,
which had downed the Gators in
three of their previous four meet-
mgs.
There was Tigers quarterback
JaMarcus Russell, all 6-foot-6 of him,
with a passer rating that ranked first
in the SEC prior to the game.
Then there were broken LSU
dreams, a distraught Russell and
one unanimous UF message for the
Baton Rouge faithful: Geaux home.
"That was one of the main rea-


sons I came here to play in the
Swamp and to get a win against
LSU," Leak said. "For it to be my
last homecoming it's one of my
best memories."
It was the Leak-Tebow crossover
show and LSU overplayed, then
overpaid.
It was the Ryan Smith clinic,
sparking unfounded rumors that
his interceptions are now being sold
in two packs at local Walgreens.
It was the freakish Reggie Nelson
- looking more like the product of
a Roswell, New Mexico, warehouse
than an SEC safety with his
blocked punt and fierce hits.
And now, they will quietly
march with Glendale, Ariz. site
of the Fiesta Bowl and national title
game in the back of their minds.
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1 Ohio State, but it doesn't matter.
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Baker leaves UF changed man


* THE SENIOR WIDEOUT RES-
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By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org

Before you can tell Dallas
Baker's story, you must procure
the rights.
Honestly, this isn't an easy
task.
"I'm not telling you anything,"
UF's sure-handed senior receiver
explained. "I'm saving it all for
my book. Maybe it will be called
'The Journey to the National
Championship.'"
Finding a title would likely
be the only obstacle in writing
Baker's novel.
He has run the full gamut of
drama since leaving New Smyrna
Beach in 2001.
Failing grades, an alleged cam-
pus theft, untapped potential, a
villain against Tennessee in 2004
but now UF's leading receiver?
A college graduate? A model hu-
man being?
"I never wanted to be known
as a mistake," Baker said. "That's
when I knew I had to grow up and
change my life."
On Jan. 8, Baker completed his
career with a national champion-
ship against Ohio State. Next year,


he'll likely be an underrated play-
er on an NFL roster. There, sur-
rounded by scores of teammates,
he can retell this following story.
Baker signed with the Gators
in 2001.
But he attended Northfield Mt.
Hermon School in Massachusetts
for one year after Coach Steve
Spurrier bolted to take the
Washington Redskins job.
"I never wanted to be
known as a mistake"
Dallas Baker
UF wide receiver

Up in New England, surround-
ed by strange snow, the seed of
Baker's problems sprung roots.
He thought football was easy.
He thought athletes were en-
titled to a nonchalant lifestyle.
He thought he'd never need
good grades. Not if he was even-
tually headed to the pros, to the
NFL.
And there was no way the
nephew of UF receiving great Wes
Chandler wouldn't.
Baker eventually trekked back
South.
"Once I got a chance to come
to Gainesville, it was like, 'I
have freedom,'" Baker recalled.
"Instead of being responsible, it
was like, 'Wow, I don't have any-


body watching over me or follow-
ing what I do.' Instead of being a
responsible adult, I was making
foolish, careless mistakes. I wasn't
going to class and not really caring
about football much."
Before long, he was rudely
greeted by life's cruelest lessons,
his self-esteem tumbling in a
treacherous freefall.
During his sophomore season,
University police stopped Baker,
who was found to be riding a sto-
len bicycle.
Charges were never filed and
he still enjoyed a tremendous
spring.
But what Coach Ron Zook did
not realize was that Baker never
gave himself a chance.
He excelled during practice be-
cause he felt no pressure.
But in his mind, once the sea-
son started, some other receiver
would take away his job.
In 2003, senior Kelvin Kight,
who had already proven his
worth, would replace him as soon
as he dropped a pass.
This paranoia lingered until
Coach Urban Meyer arrived two
years later.
Baker gradually reached a state
that infected his life off the field.
"Coming from New Smryna, I

SEE BAKER, PAGE 21


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UF forward Corey Brewer goes up for a layup over two South Caro-
linaplayers in the Gators' 71-61 loss to the Gamecocks on Feb. 8.
Brewer is averaging 13.1 points per game this season.


UF to speed up in transition


MEN'S, from page 27

But South Carolina doesn't
just stick to half-court play. The
Gamecocks are more than capable
of running the length of the floor.
"You would envision them be-
ing a team that just walks the ball
up the court, the way they get de-
scribed," UF coach Billy Donovan
said. "But they're really a hard-
running, fast-breaking team early
in the clock. And if you don't get
back, they can punish you with
very quick and easy baskets."
That could be a problem for UF
because Donovan believes part of
the reason the Gators have got-
ten off to reoccurring slow starts,
such as against Florida State and
Stetson, is because they haven't
been qick to get back on defense.
"I think transition will be a big
key in the game, where if we miss
some shots, or we have a couple
turnovers or the emotional level
in the building is high, we've got
to eliminate early and easy bas-
kets," Donovan said. "That's what
I think could help us get off to a
better start."
The Gators could also improve
from a better free-throw shooting


performance after three consecu-
tive games of shooting less than
59 percent.
Donovan said that in addi-
tion to making the players shoot
between 50-100 shots per day, he
works in extra drills to try and
simulate game-like situations.

"After a segment is over
with, I pick six guys to go
to the free-throw line, and
they've got to make 9 out
of 12, 10 out of 12 free
throws as a group. If they
don't, they run."
Billy Donovan
UF men's basketball coach

"After a segment is over with,
I pick six guys to go to the free-
throw line, and they've got to
make 9 out of 12, 10 out of 12 free
throws as a group," Donovan said.
"If they don't, they run. I think
sometimes in practice, if you can
create an environment where they
know there's going to be some-
thing they've got to do if they
don't make them, that hopefully
creates close to what it's like on the
free-throw line in the game."






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Plays of the Season



With UF s BCS chances hanging by a thread and the game tied at 14-all. Chris Leak calmly led the Gators on a
10-play. 74-eard drive that culminated wirth 25- ard touchdown pass to Dallas Baker. who caught the ball running
Leak to Baker to defeat FSU badcl. yards to give the Gators a 21-14 lead.
Leak completed 7 of S passes on the drive. and the win was the Gators' third straight against their instate rivals.
Ca idwellt Casi vs. Andre Caidwell had always claimed to be a quarterback.
Ca dw l to Ca y v In the SEC title game. JUrban Meyer finally let him show it. Leading 31-28 midway through the fourth quarter. Caldwell
Arkansas got the ball. rolled right and fired a strike to a leading Tate Casev to make it a two-possession game and stymie any
Arkansa Razorbiacks comeback Did.
Rile' Cooper might eventually be a star receiver for tfje Gators. rbut he made his biggest impact for LIF on special teams this ..ear.
Rile Cooper |stick on trn w it le Gators leading 14-7 to open the second hair. U-je Tigers' Earl, Douceir. niuffed the opening .kickott and was obliterated Lv
Riley Cooper stick on Cooper when re trier to pick up the ball.
kickoff against LSU T all squirj nac. In the ernd zone here it as recovered vb LU s Trridon Hollida', giving the Gators a safety, a 16-7 lead and
inonlentum throughout the second half.
"I dropped the ball, picked ia up, looked up and boom,' Doucel said.' I never saw Iim."
SDl ff With Alabama on the move and threatening to tie the game. "The Eraser" erased all doubts, picking off a Jonn
Reggie Nelson picks off Parker Wilsor pass and returning it 70 yards to seal a 28-13 UF win.
W ilson seals g e "I was just reading the quarterback, and I just broke or the ball." Nelson said. "[Earl] Everett gave me two good
ils s ls ga e blocks, and I knew it was just me and the quarterback. so I Just had to keep running."
A blink-and-riou-missed-it play if there ever were one. Derrick Harvey stripped Georgia's Kregg Lumpkin on the
Harvey strips Lum pkin, first la fror scrimmage in the third quarter.
Defensive lineman Ra McDonald recovered the fumble and returned it 9 yards before diving into the end zone to
Ray-M ac scores give the Gators a 21-0 lead.
They'd need the points too, as the Bulldogs scored twro second-half touchdowns.
With the Gators leading 27-14 and the clock ticking do',n in the first half. Jarvis Moss missed his first chance to sack
Tro Smithi.
M oss sacks Troy Sm ith, He ddn'tmiss a second time.
uHHrvey recovers rMoss blindsided the Heisnran Trophy winner, causing a fumble that was recovered by Derrick Harvey, who rumbled
Har ey reco s down to the Buckeyes 5-,ard line. The sack set up a Tin- Tebow touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell to essentially put
the garne out of reach before the teams got back in the locker room.
SWith the Gators down 21-17 in the SEC Championship Game and faced with a fourth down deep in their own territory. Meyer
called a fake pur-it.
Punter Eric Wilbur rolled to his right and pitched back. to Jemalle Cornelius, whon ran 17 yards for a first down.
Punting M madness After the drive stalled out again. Meyer wanted to go for it on fourth-and-1 front the Gators 41.
Co-rlefensive coordinator Greg Matrison talked him out of ;r, and what happened next turned the tide.
Wilbur punted this tirne, Arkansas' Reggie Fish muffed it, and UF treshman Wond,-Pierre Louis pounced on i. in r.e end zone.
giving the Gators the lead for good.
It may not have been the 1 ost
significant pla, of the season, butt
it vas easily the most creative.
Andre Caldwell took a pitch from
Double-reverse Chris Leak, who then tilpped the
llass against to Dallas Baker.
pass against With a defender aboul to Iacklle
hirn, Baker lateraled the ball back Jarvis M oss'
K entucky to Leak, who thren hit a wide- l a
open Jemalle Cornelius with a
Ieautifullv thrown pass for a 33-
yard touchdown. With just 8 seconds on the
The Gators won 26-7. clock left to run out for a second-
r eri, l ,-r ool ,- .Culduel LSiU -0 straight loss to Steve Spurrier's .
Sr, ire Tg. r 1-,I 3re i e n tre alL ... South Carolina squad. Moss .
[ii-ed a run rih, te lhe. tElii pul ia 1tal ump-,d ar leapt high in the air and blocked .
lube.i.urtor. -- g o the ..ii -. Ryan Succop's 48-yard field goal "-
BuT l irun llr, ena lnre a; a or'.,e-.:.p.-, C .:- to preserve a 17-16 Gato s win. _
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a..,r n ir, L. ~r rc ,,-, earlier in the game that provided
i e p a s s ThE pla,., F l-.-h GC. .s.r-,a lea, E r,- ...oulh r',..
jum p pass .rE..rni- trhe final margin.
we'a r rr ur tigrt :rd nor fuln-,l.: arrunr, .anl "I did a lot of praying." said
il ',.n S.irnd I: i5- punu'ir,. a a:rrAr,eh l tiler, Moss. who has a 35-inch vert ical
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Tigers hand UF first loss, put title hopes in jeopardy


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Oct. 16.

AUBURN, Ala. The UF locker room
door creaked open enough to display the
womrface of UF's 46-year-old co-defensive
coordinator, Charlie Strong.
Just as eye contact could be made, the door
closed shut.
If anything could be discerned, Strong's
straight stare suggested he had done his job.
In UF's 27-17 loss at Auburn, the team's first
loss of the season, Strong's then-Southeastern
Conference-leading scoring defense didn't al-
low a touchdown.
In fact, UF's offense and special teams
could be held responsible for more points
- 15 than Strong's unit 12.
After the game, UF coach Urban Meyer
spoke softly yet firmly.
"If you want to sit and worry about it and
blame people, you're not talking to the right
guy," he said. "I'm going to make sure that
that doesn't happen on this team."


But the question still had to be asked as
the Gators' national championship hopes fell
apart in the form of the crumbling offense.
What happened to Chris Leak?
As the quarterback emerged from the
locker room, he seemed careless, answering
questions in robotic fashion.
"We're just going to go back to the draw-
ing board, correct our mistakes, keep working
hard," Leak said. "The main thing is to stick
together as a team, have a great attitude for
next week in the bye week."
Last week, fans chanted, "Leak for
Heisman" as UF drowned LSU at the Swamp.


On ESPN's "College GameDay," they held
posters spelling out the chant, declaring the
quarterback's candidacy for arguably the most
prestigious individual award in sports.
After Saturday's performance 9-for-17
for 108 yards, three sacks and two turnovers
- it appears that Leak has withdrawn from
the race.
Upon his return to Gainesville, he might as
well have put his index finger to his lips and
yelled, "Shush" to those fans and told them to
rip their posters.
This Saturday, the Tigers would take the
spotlight, knocking UF out of the No. 2 rank-


ing it had held the week before.
Inside Jordan-Hare Stadium, a few remain-
ing sections of a capacity crowd chanted, "It's
great to be an Auburn Tiger" while "College
GameDay" filmed its postgame show.
Heading to Toomer's Corer, a local drug
store, picking up some toilet paper and TP-ing
downtown trees have become a tradition fol-
lowing wins in War Eagle country.
Two hours after the game had ended, not
only had the trees been painted white, but the
streets also looked as if a Charmin blizzard
had passed through.
"Its the SEC," Meyer said. "Its a great
atmosphere."
As many had predicted, UF failed to
make it out of its rough four-game stretch
unscathed. Nobody remains undefeated in the
SEC, partly due to the pounding the teams put
on each other week after week.
When Meyer left the Mountain West
Conference for the SEC, he knew that there
would be games like this.
"It's a tough-ass conference," Meyer said,
in a rare profane moment. "This is part of the
deal."


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UF reaches unrivaled athletics success


By ANTONIO GONZALEZ
Alligator Staff Writer
agonzalez@alligator.org

The college sports universe
now revolves around Gainesville,
now known as Titletown.
Never before has a school held
national championships in both
basketball and football at the
same time.
The UF athletics department
has never been any higher. Most
schools can only dream of a
championship in either sport, let
alone win both in the same calen-
dar year.
UF athletics director Jeremy
Foley, arguably the most admired
at his position, has heard the
question a million times since
Monday night: how does it feel
hold championships in both
sports at the same time?
"It's the greatest feeling on
earth," Foley said. "Some schools
never get a chance to win a cham-
pionship in either sport. To do it
in the same year is just a credit
to the hard work in our program
- from the players to the coaches
to the administration."
Foley never gets tired of being
asked about the state of the pro-
gram. And how could you?
To hold national champion-
ships in both sports is the ulti-
mate goal of any athletics depart-
ment.


Coaches Urban Meyer and
Billy Donovan now sit on top of
the college world, and with them
the Gator Nation.
At his championship press
conference Tuesday, Meyer re-
called the emotions in the bas-
ketball team's locker room in
Indianapolis moments after it
won the title.
The scene was similar in
Glendale, Ariz., Meyer said, after
his team claimed the champion-
ship.
"I remember walking up to
him afterwards and everything
was going on like
it was in our locker -
room .
Meyer
said. "I
grabbed him and said, 'You
just won a national champion-
ship.' For about 30 seconds we
stared at each other and said,
'Holy cow.'"


Championship consistency
Although football and basket-
ball receive the most attention,
UF's athletics program goes be-
yond them.
After the Gators won the
NCAA Tournament in April,
many thought UF was a basket-
ball school. Even Meyer remem-
bers people telling him that.
"Everybody said, 'Do you feel


Tim Casey / Alligator Staff
UF football coach Urban Meyer celebrates the Gators' 41-14 BCS
Championship win against Ohio State in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday.
With the victory, UF became the first school to simultaneously hold
football and men's basketball championships.


like you are coaching at a basket-
ball school now?'" Meyer said.
"I keep saying that darn volley-
ball coach (Mary Wise) thinks it
is a volleyball school. Because
all they do is win 16-straight
(Southeastern Conference) cham-
pionships."
Meyer's right. Look past the
two premier sports, and you'll
find a long list of champion-
ships.
The baseball team played in
the national championship round
of the College World Series in
2005.
And everything
S from volleyball to
harivderfa~n us tennis to golf
has dominated
Sthe SEC, with
national titles mixed in
as well.
But there's one problem with
winning all these champion-
ships: there's not much room for
improvement.
So how do the Gators get
better, or just try and stay at the
top?
"You just keep doing what
you're doing," Foley said. "I can
tell you this nobody is going to
work harder than us to keep the
program at the top."
Prior to last season, the Gators
had won 14-straight SEC All-
Sports Trophies. Instead, Georgia
edged UF, marking the first time
in Foley's tenure the Gators
didn't take home the award.
UF, after claiming league titles
in football and volleyball already
this calendar year, is looking
prime to take back the title.
The Gators have also finished
in the top 10 in national all-sports
rankings every year since 1983-
84. UCLA is the only other pro-
gram to match the feat.
Last year, UF finished fifth in
the national all-sports rankings
behind Stanford, UCLA, Texas
and North Carolina.


Hard work pays off
Has there ever been a better
time to be a Gator? And what
must it feel like?
"It's where the program be-
longs," UF linebacker Brandon
Siler said amid the champion-
ship celebration. "We got Gator
Nation on top. We the best, man.
We feel like we the best in the
country in everything."
Maybe so.
UF football is No. 1. The UF
basketball team is ranked No.
2. Tennis, golf, volleyball and
women's soccer are all ranked
in the top 25 or recently finished
seasons in the rankings.
And, with all the champion-
ship celebrations, University
Avenue is running out of alcohol.


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Well, the last one will probably
never be true.
Even still, the Gators are
champions in college's two big-
gest sports. But it wasn't so long
ago when Donovan couldn't win
the big one, and Ron Zook was
driving the football program into
the ground.
"I think those memories are
long gone," Siler said.
So just how did UF get to
the top? Foley will tell you it's
a credit to great players, great
coaches and a hard-working ad-
ministration all true but it
goes deeper.
UF has one of the best schools,
athletically and academically. Its
facilities are at or near the top.
And, in the end, it's all driven
by money something champi-
onships bring in a lot of.
But one common theme
stretches from top-to-bottom,
from athletic director to coach to
player to towel boy.
"We work hard," Foley said.
"Harder than anyone. And it
shows."


Looking ahead
So what now?
Where do the Gators go from
here?
It's not easy to repeat. The UF
basketball team endured early
struggles this season, and how
far they go in March is still unde-


termined.
With fourth-year starting
quarterback Chris Leak depart-
ing, the Tim Tebow transition
will surely have its bumps. And
standout juniors Reggie Nelson,
Jarvis Moss, Brandon Siler and
Andre Caldwell may choose to
bolt early for the NFL.
And who knows if any as-
sistant coaches get offers else-
where?
But the future still looks bright
in Gainesville. After recruiting
one of the top freshman classes
last season which certainly
impacted this past year Meyer
has the Gators in position for an-
other top-ranked class.
And winning a national cham-
pionship certainly helps bring in
highly-touted recruits.
"I know where I would want
to go," Meyer said. "Am I al-
lowed to say that for recruiting?
Good. Say that again. Print that. I
know where I would want to go.
"What's the future look like? I
think it looks really good."
Whatever may unfold in the
months and years to come, th
Gators have everyone's atten
tion.
The nation and even part
of the world are tuned in to the
Gators. They have transformed
the face of college athletics.
They now reside in Titletown,
where national championships
are the norm.


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UF defense key to victory against ailing Bulldogs


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original publication date: Oct. 30.

JACKSONVILLE A few hours before
the Sabbath, Urban Meyer started counting
his blessings.
The list was short.
"Thank God for great defense," the UF
coach said after the Gators squeaked by
Georgia 21-14.
On Saturday afternoon, the Gators' defense
bailed out its offense, which managed second-
half totals of 113 yards, two fumbles, one inter-
ception and zero points.
"In six years I don't think I've ever felt this
way about an offense," Meyer said. "We've
got a lot of work to do, and we're going to
start immediately."
The work may begin with the running back
position.
After not touching the ball in the first half,
starting running back DeShawn Wynn took
five carries on UF's final drive to run out the
dock and stop Georgia's comeback attempt.
On Saturday at Alltel Stadium, no UF
rusher totaled more than 37 yards or ran more
than eight times.
"(Wynn) did not play for three-and-a-half
quarters, but he got in my face and told me to
get him the ball," Meyer said. "In the past, I


probably would not have listened to him, but
he has proved to me I can trust him. ...This
next week, it will be a main focus of ours to get
him the ball more."
The defense and special teams forced five
turnovers to keep the No. 7 Gators (7-1, 5-1
Southeastern Conference) in the game.
The most important of them provided the
game-winning touchdown on the first play
from scrimmage of the second half.
UF defensive end Derrick Harvey stripped
Georgia running back Kregg Lumpkin. Ray
McDonald then recovered and barreled in
from 9 yards out.
With Andre Caldwell (eight catches for 88
yards) scoring on a 12-yard run and a 40-yard
pass in the first half, McDonald's first career
touchdown put UF up 21-0.
From there, the Gators' offense nearly
spoiled a dominating first half for the defense.
UF had seven possessions in the second


half.
Two ended in missed field goals by senior
Chris Hetland, a former All-SEC second-team
kicker who has made 1-of-7 kicks on the sea-
son.
Asked after the game whether he should
start looking for a new kicker, Meyer respond-
ed softly but sternly.
"I think so," Meyer said. "I don't want to,
but it's time."
Two more of the seven possessions ended
in punts, and quarterbacks Tim Tebow (fum-
ble) and Chris Leak (interception) took their
turns in giving up the ball on two others.
While the offense sputtered, Georgia
started to find life again. Behind freshman
quarterback Matthew Stafford, the Bulldogs
scored off Tebow and Leak's turnovers to cut
the margin to 21-14 with 8:17 remaining.
After the teams traded punts, Wynn came
in and sealed it.


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UF took the ball back with 3:50 left, and the
senior reeled off five runs for 22 yards, includ-
ing a crucial 6-yarder to convert a third down.
The final carry allowed Leak (14-of-28 for
163 yards) to kneel and run out the clock.
But the win didn't erase UF's problems on
offense, at kicker and with yellow hankies.
The Gators committed 10 penalties for 75
yards, upping their average to 9.25 per game,
second most among the 119 teams in Division
I-A.
Return specialist Brandon James, who had
his second punt return for a touchdown called
back by a penalty this season, sprained his an-
kle during the second half. His status remains
in doubt for Saturday's game at Vanderbilt.
"We've got a lot of issues right now,"
Meyer said. "At 7-1, you shouldn't be dealing
with those issues."

CONCUSSION FOR LEAK?: Sunday morning af-
ter the Georgia game, Meyer said quarterback
Chris Leak approached to tell him he had suf-
fered a concussion. However, later during the
day, UF sports information said team doctors
had announced it was nothing more than a
headache.
"First of all, he's a tough nut and he went
as hard as he could and all that," Meyer said.
"But I said, 'Chris, I need to know that.'"


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SATURDAY, NOV. 4 | VANDERBILT STADIUM, NASHVILLE, TENN.


UF clinches SEC East with underwhelming victory


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Nov. 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Book the reservations.
Despite a sputtering offense, another pain-
ful win and continuing to elicit more questions
than answers, the Gators (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern
Conference) are heading to Atlanta to play in the
SEC Championship game for the first time in six
years. UF advanced by defeating Vanderbilt 25-19
and having LSU down Tennessee 28-24.
"This means a lot to the program," UF line-
backer Brandon Siler said. "It means Florida is
back where it should be."
A shocking Steve Spurrier departure. The di-
sastrous Ron Zook experiment. More than a life's
worth of Outback Bowls.
None of that matters now.
"I hate to say this, but it was almost a relief,"
Coach Urban Meyer said in a Sunday teleconfer-
ence. "It was because we wanted this so bad for
the seniors. You don't come to Florida for the
palm trees. You come to Florida to get a great edu-
cation and go play in Atlanta. It was a monkey off
my back."


Just as UF's plane touched down in Gainesville
on Saturday evening, players found out a shot at
redemption was theirs. The Gators heard how
LSU's JaMarcus Russell found Early Doucet for a
late 4-yard touchdown that eliminated Tennessee
from the conference title race. What ensued was a
sudden release of pent-up energy for a program
tortured in recent times.
"That hasn't happened in a while around
here," receiver Andre Caldwell said. "To accom-
plish something like this is huge for UF football."
Saturday, UF advanced to the title game by
edging Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5 SEC) 25-19. Not that
the Gators looked good doing so.
Offensively, UF continued sputtering like
a vintage Pinto. At least the Gators didn't im-
plode.
"Are we playing all the time like a champion-
ship team? No," Meyer said. "Championship
teams take a big swing at you in the third and
fourth quarters and knock you down. We're not
doing that."
Once again led by its defense and special
teams, UF did just enough to claim the victory.
The Gators blocked two punts one by
cornerback Ryan Smith. He later intercepted
Chris Nickson for his sixth pick of the season. Yet


Smith's most telling comments had nothing to do
with his play or that of the defense and special
teams.
"There's no reason why this one should have
been this close," he said.
That was because UF continued fielding an
offense that looks prolific one play and anemic
the next.
Leak completed 18 of 25 passes for one touch-
down, but threw three interceptions as well. He
also habitually lofted deep passes that could have
resulted in substantial gains.
"Twenty-something points is not good
enough," said Caldwell, who recorded eight
receptions for 68 yards. "We look to put up 40
points. We were out to make a statement, to show
everybody we are one of the top teams out there.
This isn't good enough."
Even worse, Meyer said UF's defense usu-
ally staunch and tireless was fatigued at the
end of the game. After two fourth-quarter touch-
downs, Vanderbilt was one recovered onside kick
away from possibly winning the game.
UF receiver Dallas Baker recovered the critical
onside kick. By this point, he had already reeled
in seven receptions for 135 yards and one touch-
down.


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SATURDAY, NOV. 11 I THE SWAMP


Moss' block saves Gators in final seconds against S.C.


By BRYAN JONES
Alligator Staff Writer
bjones@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Nov. 13

With the shadow of Steve Spurrier
hovering over the Swamp and the man
himself glaring from the east sideline, ju-
nior Jarvis Moss held the game, the season,
UF's national title hopes and the pride of
the Gator Nation in the palm of his left
hand.
In one improbable instant, Moss blocked
South Carolina's game-winning 48-yard
field goal attempt, keeping the Gators
within striking distance of Glendale, Ariz.,
and defeating the legend that has haunted
the team since he spurned UF for the NFL
in 2001. With the fans roaring in pandemo-
nium, coaches leaping with joy and play-


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ers storming the field, a stone-faced Urban
Meyer raised his hands in triumph and
quietly walked toward midfield.
The head coaches' postgame handshake
was more than just a greeting it was a
passing of the torch.
"It means a lot. It means probably
more than I'll ever give in to," Meyer said.
"Probably more than anyone will ever
know. That's how much it means to me."
Seniors Dallas Baker and Steven Harris
dropped to their knees, bowed their heads,
embraced and wept for a good five min-
utes.
In a week when Bowl Championship
Series contenders were falling all around
them, the Gators avoided the perfect
storybook ending the 01' Ball Coach
shattering the Gators' national title hopes
a year after quashing their Southeastern
Conference dreams.
Instead, the Gators survived, hoping to
write a fairy tale of their own.
"This team has the potential to get. to
(the national championship) game," Moss
said. "There is no doubt about it. Tonight,
we just felt it. Everybody on this team just
has to believe. ... I can feel it."
Trailing 16-10 in the fourth quarter, the
much-maligned Gators offense, led by two
quarterbacks, orchestrated a clutch, game-
winning 80-yard drive. After a 4-yard Chris
Leak scamper set up a fourth-and-1 from
UF's own 29-yard line, Meyer put the game
in Tim Tebow's hands.
Tebow rushed 6 yards for a first down,
and Meyer said the decision to go for it on
fourth down was a no-brainer.
"To walk in the locker room after that
and look at your team and not give them an
opportunity to win the game, I'm not sure I
could do that," Meyer said. "There was no
thought when that was done. That was non-


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Gators senior wide receiver Dallas Baker shakes off a defender in UF's 17-16 win
against South Carolina on Nov. 11 at the Swamp.


negotiable."
Then, Leak took over.
In possibly the most clutch performance
of his career, Leak found open receivers
and called successful audibles at the line of
scrimmage. The senior, famous for sliding
short of the first-down marker, fought de-
fenders for extra yardage, muscling his way
for two first-down runs. Leak's drive set up
a second Tebow run, a 12-yard game-win-
ning touchdown.
"That was Chris Leak's best football game
he has a played as a Gator," Meyer said.
Leak was 19-of-27 for 257 yards, a touch-


down and an interception.
Still, UF needed to rely on three blocked
kicks two field goals and an extra point
- as they continued winning ugly.
As the Gamecocks lined up for that final,
futile field goal attempt, a fan on the other
side of the field held up a sign that read:
"God is still smiling down on the Gators," a
phrase Spurrier muttered several times dur-
ing his UF career.
After the game, Spurrier wondered
UF's fate aloud.
"This could be of the year of the
Gators," he said.


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SATURDAY, NOV.18 I THE SWAMP


Freshmen lead attack in romp against Catamounts


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Nov. 20.

So the Gators can score after all.
They needed Division I-AA Western
Carolina to do it against, but a 62-0 shellacking
of the Catamounts may be just what No. 4 UF
needed.
For starters, the Gators also No. 4 in
the Bowl Championship Series actually
improved from No. 6 to No. 4 in the comput-
ers. Just as significant, the Catamounts were a
much-needed change of pace from the tortur-
ously close games UF (10-1, 7-1 Southeastern
Conference) had been playing.
"It was very uncomfortable in the fourth
quarter (trying not to blow them out)," UF
coach Urban Meyer said. "I certainly didn't
want to embarrass anybody."
The way his offense had been playing,
you'd never have thought Meyer would ever
say such a thing.
But Saturday's performance might have
been a glimpse into the future, when UF could


field the prolific spread attack Meyer has been
salivating for.
Using many of the freshmen who will
be the cornerstones of the 2007 offense, the
Gators amassed 585 yards of total offense (285
rushing and 300 passing).
"I think you see West Virginia do some
things that Florida is going to do. ... I'm not
sure how you stop that," Meyer said.
Just consider some of Saturday's freshman
stat stuffers: receiver Riley Cooper three
touchdown receptions, 82 yards receiving;
receiver/quarterback Jarred Fayson 77
yards and one touchdown rushing; tailback
Mon Williams 95 yards rushing on nine car-


ries; and, of course, quarterback Tim Tebow,
who rushed for 47 yards, passed for 200 and
played a part in four touchdowns.
Don't forget about dynamic freshman re-
ceiver Percy Harvin, who caught three recep-
tions for 43 yards in limited duty.
"Take a look at all the young people who
played this year, and you can see Florida's
future," Meyer said. "A lot of true freshmen
scored touchdowns today."
Wait, there's more. Freshman Brandon
James -returned a 77-yard punt return for a
touchdown. In collecting 155 punt return
yards in the first half, James broke the UF re-
cord for punt return yards in a game. Jacquez


Green held the previous record of 145 )yards
against Kentucky on Sept. 28,1996.
The 2006 class should be a special one.
"Every time a freshman made a play, we
would say, "06, '06, '06,'" James said. "We've
got three more years to go. All of us that came
in together the '06 guys we knew we are
capable of making plays. We just needed the
chance to get the ball in our hands to s'how-
case it. With Jarred, Riley and Mon doing the
things they did, that's nothing new to us.
We've been seeing it in practice every day."
A severely undersized and mismatched
Western Carolina team could do little to
stop UF's offense. Tebow and Chris Leak
routinely had more than four seconds to find
receivers.
The No. 1 recipient was Cooper. But even
Cooper dropped his first pass a catchable
29-yard touchdown. He threw up on the field
afterward.
"I was just nervous and running around,"
Cooper said. "I was just mad at myself for
dropping a well-thrown ball. I eventually got
that out of me."


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Meyer stressed as UF scores another tortured victory


By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Nov. 27

TALLAHASSEE UF coach
Urban Meyer failed to gain any
style points but managed to
sprout a few gray hairs instead.
The Gators eked out another
win against an unranked oppo-
nent Saturday, dispatching rival
Florida State 21-14 in a game that
tested UF's offense as much as it
did Meyer's follicles.
"You see these gray hairs right
here?" Meyer asked, pointing
near his temple. "Next year about
October, I'll be bald."
For now, he'll have to use
a little Just for Men and hope


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the Gators' next two games go
a little smoother than Saturday
afternoon's tilt at Doak Campbell
Stadium.
"Here's our style: You got at
Tennessee, you've got Kentucky,
you've got Alabama, LSU,
Georgia, and Auburn and at
Tallahassee. So much for style.
You want to put that (schedule)
against anyone in the country,
let's go ahead and go.
"If that's what's making de-
cisions, I'm going to stand by
my comment from a week ago.
Implode it. It's over."
No. 4UF (11-1,7-1Southeastern
Conference) will face Arkansas in
Atlanta on Saturday for the SEC
title, then sit until January for a
bowl game.
It will be UF's first appearance
in the SEC Championship game
since 2000.
"It's here," Meyer said. "We're
going to go play for a ring in
Atlanta."
In Tallahassee, quarterback
Chris Leak broke a 14-14 tie early
in the fourth quarter, connecting
with Dallas Baker on a 25-yard
deep route to cap the game-win-
ning drive.
Meyer and the Gators waited
out the final 10 minutes as FSU's
last three possessions ended on
failed fourth-down attempts.
"We beat our rivals in a great
game," Meyer said. "Give credit
where credit is due. That was
a team that was battling their
hearts out with some terrific
players."
Culminating with the Baker
touchdown, Leak bailed out the
Gators with a clutch 10-play,
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straight against the Seminoles.
"I told Coach on the sideline,
'Just open it up and let me go
pick 'em apart,'" Leak said.
And that's just what he did.
In the first five plays of the
drive, the senior completed four
passes and ran for a first down.
"In the huddle, it was business
as usual," Leak said.
Leak completed 21 of 34 pass-
es for two touchdowns.
"We made the decision for
that one drive we were going
to throw it every down," Meyer


said. "Chris Leak did a heckuva
job managing the offense."
Leak's performance came
while the UF ground game hit a
few bumps.
Both Percy Harvin (four car-
ries, 86 yards, one touchdown)
and DeShawn Wynn (nine car-
ries, 10 yards) were unavailable
for most of the second half with
injuries. Harvin had a neck sting-
er and was carted off.
The Gators rushed 15 times for
-8 yards in the final two quarters,
adding to Meyer's anxiety.


"You take DeShawn Wynn
and Percy Harvin out, and the
run game gets watered down real
fast," Meyer said.
Kicker Chris Hetland didn't
do much to keep Meyer happy
either, missing field goals from
35 and. 38 yards and running
Hetland's success rate to a mis-
erable 3 for 12 this season. In
the end, it was Leak who kept
Meyer's spirits up.
"I try to tell Coach he looks
younger and younger every day,"
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ARKANSAS 28 D @ UF38
SATURDAY, DEC. 2 I GEORGIA DOME, ATLANTA


Surprising SEC season capped off with championship


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Dec. 4

ATLANTA Crazy Caldwells, haywired
Harvins, looney Leaks, nutty Nelsons what
in the name of Wondy Pierre-Louis is going
on here?
The team that couldn't score putting up a
38 spot (second-largest total in Southeastern
Conference title game history) on Arkansas?
The defense that could not survive
Marcus Thomas' absence, suffocating Darren
McFadden to the tune of 73 yards?
The kicker who couldn't throw a rock into
Lake Alice and hit water converting a 33-yard
field goal?
The program that had to escape Ron Zook,
sprinting miles ahead. The players who always
won games too closely for their own good, de-
feating a top-10 team by double digits.
They are still dancing in Gainesville after
UF's seventh SEC Championship and first
since 2000. Thanks to the Ohioan named
Meyer, the Gators (12-1) defeated Arkansas
(10-3) 38-28 in front of 73,374 fans.
Urban Myth morphed into Urban Bliss
when Urban sprawled into a celebration after
turning the Georgia Dome into an orange and
blue fiesta.
You want team appreciation?
That's offensive coordinator Dan Mullen
planting his kisser on Tnm Tebow's cheek.
You need edge?
"Where's my (expletive) hat?" punter Eric
Wilbur asked to nobody in particular, but
to everybody in general, as he hunted for a
championship fedora.
You need emotion?
That's Gigi Meyer, 13, who broke down
when she finally found her father more than
15 minutes after the contest ended. That's line-
backer Brandon Siler who embraced Gigi and
held her close for 40 seconds.
"I've never seen her cry like that," Coach
Urban Meyer exclaimed.
You need adrenaline?
That's offensive line coach John Hevesy
ordering his players into the locker room 20
minutes after the fact. And that's receiver
Dallas Baker firing back with: "But I want to
party out here."
You need SEC champions? Here they are:


Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF tight end Derek Baldry and fullback Eric Rutledge run with a banner in celebration of their victory in the SEC Championship
Game on Dec. 2 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.


The Florida Gators. One team, one mission,
one blur, one national championship?
"If they don't put us in that game, we're
arguing," safety Kyle Jackson said after the
game.
No debate needed. Just a suitcase, shoulder
pads and a canteen to survive the Arizona
desert.
In what almost seemed unfair, too easy (for
once) and certainly too soon a return to great-
ness, the No. 2 Gators are heading to Arizona.


How weak the human mind, how fickle
human nature.
Just seconds after capturing the elusive
SEC Championship, all anyone wanted to talk
about was Ginn, and not the kind you drink.
But what about some Urban Bourbon?
Meyer, just two years removed from his
dream season in Utah, seems to be moving
mountains at every command.
Not even mega-legend Steve Spurrier
made it to the national championship game


until his fifth season in 1996.
"I'm beat to death right now. I can't move,"
Meyer said from atop the podium Saturday,
looking like a defeated winner. "What a tre-
mendous game that was."
The Gators doused Meyer with a purple
Gatorade downpour before time expired,
breaking two unwritten rules in the process:
Never shower a coach who is still wearing
his headset and never soak a coach with the
colored stuff.


Special teams, trick plays, UCLA win spark Gators


* UF CLINCHED A SPOT IN
THE BCS TITLE GAME.

By NICK ZACCARDI
Alligator Staff Writer
nzaccardi@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Dec. 4

ATLANTA As the surprising
news came up at halftime, UF coach
Urban Meyer had one thing to say
to his team.
"Coach told us to get ready to
playfor something," tight end Tate
Casey said.
Indeed, the Gators' 38-28 win
against Arkansas in the Southeastern
Conference Championship vaulted
them into playing for a little some-
thing called the national champion-
ship.
Coupled with Southern Cal's
stunning loss at UCLA, UF's first
SEC title since 2000 pits them


against No. 1 Ohio State in the Bowl
Championship Series title game.
The highlights of Saturday night
played out in timeline fashion.
Before No. 2 UF (12-1, 7-1 SEC)
sealed the game on an end-around
pass from Andre Caldwell to Tate
Casey, the two games provided
one excellent couch-potato channel-
changing experience.
As the Gators worked to take a
17-7 lead into the half, the public
address announcer at the Georgia
Dome updated the split crowd with
scores from the USC-UCLA game.
Some players claimed they didn't
know the USC final at halftime,
but others said the news fluttered
through parts of the locker room.
That's when Meyer took control.
"It was firing through the locker
room pretty quick," Meyer said. "I
heard about it and was kind of like,
'Let's worry about what we have to
worry about."'


Fans erupted prior to the start of
the second half when the scoreboard
displayed the 13-9 upset special.
From there, the Gators battled
for their championship lives both
conference and national.

"What a stage. What a
game. What a tremendous
atmosphere. There were a
bunch of first-rounders on
that field playing."
Urban Meyer
UF football coach

It started out terribly for the
Gators, as the Razorbacks scored
two touchdowns to take a 21-17
lead.
Quarterback Chris Leak (16 of 30
for 189 yards and one touchdown)
threw two interceptions on UF's
first three drives.


"Chris has been in through the
wringer and we had great confi-
dence," Meyer said. "We just tried to
coach him through two bad series."
Then UF took the momentum
back late in the third quarter.
First, the Gators faked a punt
with wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius
taking a handoff from punter Eric
Wilbur 17 yards for a first down.
Four plays later, Meyer thought
about trying to defy conventional
wisdom again.
At first, he wanted to attempt
a conversion on a fourth-and-one
from the UF 41. But after calling a
timeout to weigh the decision, co-
defensive coordinator Greg Mattison
convinced Meyer otherwise.
"The comment over the headset
was Greg Mattison saying, 'It's
early,'" Meyer said. "He just kept
saying, 'It's early. Let's play some
great defense.'"
The move paid off as Wilbur's


54-yard punt ended up in the hands
of a Gators player.
Freshman Wondy Pierre-Louis
recovered a fumble by Arkansas
returned Reggie Fish in the end zone
for a gimme score to regain the lead.
UF scored on its next offensive
play, a 67-yard run by Percy Harvin,
with 14:22 left in the game.
Harvin led the Gators with six
carries for 105 yards and added five
catches for 62 yards, earning game
MVP honors.
Though Arkansas scored again
to cut the lead to 31-28, Caldwell
sealed it on a pass to Casey with 9:
04 remaining.
UF fended off late comeback
attempts with interceptions from
Ryan Smith and Reggie Nelson.
"What a stage," Meyer said.
"What a game. What a tremendous
atmosphere. There were a bunch
of first-rounders on that field play-
ing."






FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007 U ALLIGATOR, COMMEMORATIVE EDITION, 41



Time-tested senior class grows under Meyer's teaching


By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org

It is unclear now if it is going to be a novel,
a short story, an epic or even a page-turner.
In any case, Urban Meyer has a story to
tell, one about redemption and revival, about
a group of players he helped steer down the
path that some believed he could never walk.
UF senior class of 2006, meet your author
and literary agent, the man you've called
coach for the past couple of years.
Fortunately for you, the book that could
easily have finished with the harshest of con-
clusions will now wrap up with the happiest
of endings.
"I made this comment in the middle of
the year that these seniors have earned my
admiration because they have been through
an awful lot," Meyer said after the Gators'
41-14 dismantling of Ohio State on Monday
night. "Someday down the road we will write
a book and tell you what some of the seniors
have been through. I love them. I can't tell you
how much they mean to me."
So while we wait for Meyer to take a break
from putting X's and O's on the chalkboard
and put the entire alphabet to use, it's up to
us to try to put the pieces together of the 21-
member senior class.
Depending on whom you listened to, Ron
Zook's second recruiting class was either No. 1
or No. 2 in the nation in 2003 (this year's senior
class eventually included several members of
previous recruiting classes who had redshirt-


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Quarterback Chris Leak scrambles from defenders during the first quarter agair
Kentucky on Sept. 23. Leak was the prize-winning recruit of this senior class.
ed), and the group got a major momentum High in Charlotte, N.C., went on nation
kick in the rear when Chris Leak, the record- television during the U.S. Army All-Americ
breaking quarterback from Independence Bowl and pledged his allegiance to UF.


He also pleaded with recruits to follow
him, in hopes that together they woutd win
multiple Southeastern Conference and na-
tional championships.
And they followed.
In droves.
What happened next was less expected.
The team didn't get any better, and Zook
got fired, and the players got fired up.
Many were dismayed about their coach's
dismissal.
Many were angry; some wanted to quit.
Even after cooler heads prevailed, Meyer
pulled no punches in his first meeting with the
team, calling out the likes of DeShawn Wynn
and questioning their desire.
Now two years later, Wynn is one of the
Gators' greatest success stories, and during
the Georgia game he pleaded with Meyer to
give him the ball in the fourth quarter with
UF's lead dwindling.
Wynn is just one of the players who has
transformed himself, but just a year ago,
Meyer didn't think Wynn and the Gators
could be title contenders.
"If you were to ask me a year ago, no
chance; No chance," Meyer said before the
BCS Championship Game. "If you ask me that
: now, I think we probably should have done
taf that because we have 21 seniors that have
st played their best year of football."
Dallas Baker, who was signed in 2001 but
went to prep school for a year, has gone from
hal being the "King of Spring" for his penchant
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MONDAY, JAN. 8 I UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM, GLENDALE, ARIZ.


Gators stun analysts with upset against Ohio State


Tim Casey/ Alligator Staff
UF coach Urban Meyer and receiver Dallas Baker get doused with the tradi-
tional Gatorade by defensive linemen Ray McDonald and Steven Harris after
the Gators clinched the Bowl Championship Series National Championship
game. Meyer led the Gators to the title in just his second season.


By LOUIS ANASTASIS
Alligator Staff Writer
lanastasis@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Jan. 9

GLENDALE, Ariz. -
Forget "Any Given Sunday."
This was "Any Given
Monday," proof that when
you know everything, you
know nothing.
Scouting reports and pre-
game analyses were being
tossed into paper shredders
from one end of the University
of Phoenix Stadium to the
other as the No. 2 Gators,
considerable underdogs, over-
whelmed a flabbergasted Ohio
State (12-1) team turned from
juggernaut to sauerkraut. UF
pulled off the unthinkable
upset with a 41-14 victory.
With a score like that, Coach
Steve Spurrier may have even
blushed.
"I'm going to celebrate
with one glass of red wine.
Maybe more," UF athletics
director Jeremy Foley said.
OSU fans filed out of the
stands early in the fourth quar-
ter much like some lopsided
Little League baseball contest.
Except this one was for all the
marbles and checkers, too.
UF (13-1) captured its second
national championship in
school history, just 10 years
after the first.
The Buckeyes faithful out-
numbered Gators fans about
3-to-1 at onset. But as they
departed amid a funeral-like
atmosphere, the vacancy re-


vealed the scarlet and gray
seating color scheme of the
seats behind them.
"We gave them every
opportunity to make it a
40-something to something
(score)," OSU coach Jim
Tressel said. "Does that hurt?
Absolutely."

"This is why you get up
every morning and go to
work to win champion-
ships, and here we are."
Jeremy Foley
UF athletics director


This was like a hit-and-run
operation so impressive that
no policeman would have
made any arrests.
"They thought we were go-
ing to get beat 42-14, but we
flipped the score on them," UF
receiver Andre Caldwell said.
"It's really a lot tougher in
the SEC," UF defensive end
Jarvis Moss added. "When
you break it down, I really
don't know who Ohio State
played besides Michigan,
and it really hurt them. We
showed tonight what the SEC
was all about."
Afterward, the multi-col-
ored confetti fell like manna
from the heavens for a team
just led to the Promised Land.
Linebacker Brandon Siler
cut through the insane asylum
with that notorious chain dan-
gling from his neck. It was a
team united, and it showed on


Monday night.
"This is why you get up
every morning and go to
work to win champion-
ships, and here we are,"
Foley said. "What a night for
the University of Florida and
what a night for these play-
ers."
In capturing the national
title, the Gators became the
first school in Division I his-
tory to hold both the football
and basketball championships
simultaneously.
"This is history," Foley
said. "We like to make history
around here."
The overriding factor here
was respect, or lack thereof.
The Buckeyes were No. 1 all
season and were favored by
a touchdown heading into the
game. Tressel's mystique was
supposedly too overwhelm-
ing and Coach Urban Meyer
was allegedly too young to
dethrone the master.
Yet there was Tressel in the
first half challenging his own
legacy with a fourth-and-one
attempt that backfired.
"You start messing with
people's pride and I have
been watching it for 30 days,"
Meyer said. "You start rubbing
that (disrespect talk) for a day
or two and we will get over it.
You do it for 30 days and you
have a bunch of tigers. I really
enjoyed coaching this team
and it wasn't hard for the last
30 days. Motivation was very
easy."


UF captures second title in program's 100th year


*URBAN MEYER'S SECOND SEASON
PRODUCES FIRST TITLE SINCE 1996.

By DAN TREAT
Alligator Staff Writer
dtreat@alligator.org
Original Publication Date: Jan. 9

GLENDALE, Ariz. Consider the
Urban renewal complete.
Hired to resurrect a program that had
run astray after the departure of Steve
Spurrier, UF coach Urban Meyer previous-
ly had great success in the second year of
his prior coaching stops at Bowling Green
and at Utah.
The same success was anticipated as he
entered the second year of his UF tenure
in 2006.
But not many people expected it to turn
out like this.
And certainly not in this fashion.
By outgunning the team that had
spent the entire season at the top of
the polls, the 2006 Gators claimed the
Bowl Championship Series National
Championship with a 41-14 victory against


Ohio State, capturing UF's second title.
All of this seemed rather unlikely after
the Buckeyes' Ted Ginn Jr. returned the
opening kickoff 93 yards seemingly un-
touched, making him just the third player
in bowl history to return the opening kick-
off for a touchdown.
But paced by a 20-point second quarter,
the Gators outgained OSU 370 yards to,
just 82 on the night, and the Buckeyes did
not score in the second half.
With the win, UF became the first
school in Division I history to hold both
the football and basketball national cham-
pionships at the same time.
The Gators capped the storied pro-
gram's 100th season with a signature
victory.
It also signaled a return to the top of
the college football world, and the play-
ers indicated that Meyer deserved much
of the credit.
"He kept telling us that anything is
possible," receiver Dallas Baker said.
"Whenever you're a family you can ac-
complish anything.
"Our entire thing in the off-season


was to become a family and make it to
Arizona."
And once they got here, getting moti-
vated wasn't a difficult thing.
"We had a huge chip on our shoulder.
Nobody gave us a chance at
all," Baker said. "You could
pull up 100 hundred people,
and probably all 100 would
Football have went with OSU.
"That's the greatest feel-
ing to prove everybody wrong."
And while the Gators' second national
title and the revival of the program under
Meyer are the stories on this night, it is
also the story of quarterback Chris Leak,
who in one night may have gone from one
of the most scrutinized players in UF's his-
tory to one of its most beloved.
Leak completed 25 of 36 passes for 213
yards and a touchdown, including comple-
tions on each of his first nine attempts.
He stayed composed in the pocket,
didn't force throws, made smart decisions
and was clearly in command of the Gators
offensive machine.
He even ran for a crucial first down in


the fourth quarter.
More importantly, he delivered on the
promise he made when he committed to
the Gators way back in 2003:
He delivered a national championship,
and he was named the offensive MVP of
the national title game in the process.
"If you work hard and do the right
things and you're a good person," Leak
said, "and you get your schoolwork done
and you graduate and do all the right
things, eventually your time's going to
come."
And after all the criticism Leak has
had to endure, those inside the program
were more than happy to finally put it all
to bed.
"He is officially one of the top two
quarterbacks ever to play at the University
of Florida," said Meyer, placing Leak on
a pedestal that only Danny Wuerffel can
share. "We made this comment two, years
ago. (Winning championships) is the-way
you're judged at Florida.
"There's been two quarterbacks to win
a national championship, and Chris Leak
is one of them."







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