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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007
Medieval swords clash in plaza performance
ITHE GROUP TRAVELED
By NICOLE SAFKER
Alligator Contributing Writer
Sir Jim Flynn is 22 years old, but
he's already a Knight of the Realm.
He wields his sword and shield
valiantly as he ducks and dodges,
evading the raining blows of his mor-
tal enemy, the Blue Knight.
He counters with a sweeping slice
that solidly connects with his op-
ponent, ,sending his attacker's blue
shield flying as his grip falters.
The Blue Knight falls to the
All the while, UF students crowd
around the spectacle, quietly munch-
ing Krishna Lunches and fiddling
with their cell phones.
Medieval Times -Dinner &
Tournament in Kissimmee presented
the swordplay exhibitions at 12:30
p.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Thursday on
the Plaza of the Americas.
Knights, squires and their support
staff were all present to recreate medi-
eval chivalrous battles with authentic
weapons, including swords, maces
Flynn, who performed as the Red
Knight, has been working at Medieval
Times for 3 years.
He said the best part of working
there is the intense thrill of battle.
"I love it the buzz you get from
doing the shows it's a rush in every
way," he said.
Flynn said that performers use ful-
ly functional, albeit dulled, weapons
in their shows, which are performed
He said that he started working
at Medieval Times right out of high
He immediately began a grueling
Initial training for battle takes five
months at minimum and includes
instruction on horsemanship, sword-
play and general fighting techniques,
Flynn said aside from initial train-
ing, performers also learn new tech-
niques periodically and constantly
hone their skills.
In addition, performers who as-
sume physical roles namely squires
and knights are expected to spend
considerable time at the gym and
must remain fit and healthy in order
to remain employed, he said.
All training is officiated by the
corporate head knight, an employee
of 23 years and the first knight at
Donna Turner, the marketing man-
ager for the show, elaborated on what
it takes to be a Knight of the Realm.
SEE SWORDPLAY, PAGE 9
Nicole Safker / Alligator Staff
Blue Knight Kyle Watkins, 21, inflicts a match-winning blow on Red Knight Jim Flynn, 22, during a
mock battle on the Plaza of the Americas on Thursday afternoon.
By JESSICA DaSILVA
UF Provost Janie Fouke visited the
Graduate Student Council meeting
Thursday to answer graduate students'
The main issues Fouke addressed
were graduate program funding, the
time it takes for students to graduate, fac-
ulty "bullying" and waiving the Activity
and Service Fee.
One problem several history students
discussed with Fouke was the way the
department divides its funding.
* UF freshman guard
(right) has put a scare
with his recent
defensive play. But
it's Powell's pet, Jake,
that has his team-
See story, pg. 20.
New graduate teaching assistants
were receiving $3,000 more than those
with seniority, some
said. Students said the
discrepancy caused a
rift in the relationships
between the new and
said the problem
had already been ad-
Departments were previously re-
stricted in how much they could award
to teaching assistants.
SEE MEETING, PAGE 9
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Sorority prays for students
By LINDSEY TASSIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
For UF. students seeking a little extra
assistance from above, Sigma Phi Lambda
Sorority has set up a free prayer table on
The non-Panhellenic sorority plans to
table all semester from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Armed with nothing more than a ban-
ner and time, Kelly Brown, 18, and Heather
Trick, 20, wait. Their Christian sorority is
in its second year of campus prayer assis-
tance, and according to Trick, the Sigma Phi
Lambda president, about six people stopped
by on Wednesday to request prayers.
The nondenominational Christian soror-
ity will take requests from anybody.
Trick stressed the unassuming stance that
R The Gators are beating the
Buckeyes again, but this time
it's in running. In an event
put on by Nike, student run-
ners are tracking their miles
this month, and UF is winning
by more than 3,000 miles.
See story, pg. 8:
their table exemplifies.
"With all the Turlington preachers giving
such aggressive views, it's nice to give some-
thing not intrusive or offensive," said Trick.
"I think it portrays a more positive light (for
"With all the Turlington preachers
giving such aggressive views, it's
nice to give something not intru-
sive or offensive."
Sigma Phi Lambda president
Though the approach is nonthreaten-
ing, some disagree with the prayer table.
According to Trick, people have approached
SEE PRAYER, PAGE 8
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Provost hears problems
2, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007
Spring S-U Grade Option
Health Career Fair
Florida Gym, first floor,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The College of Health and
Human Performance hosts a
career fair. Twenty-one com-
panies will be there.
Library West, 1:30 p.m.
UF alumnus and best-sell-
ing author Michael Connelly
Reitz Union Game Rm; 4 p.m.
Theta Tau, UF's co-ed engi-
neering fraternity, will bowl
with potential candidates.
Reitz Union Meeting Rm,
Sole Mentality will be playing
the film "Just for Kicks."
Health Empowerment Day
MLK Multipurpose Center,
-Residents can get health
checks and information.
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Medieval fair comes to town
The time of year has come again
for part of Gainesville to transform
into a medieval world. The 21st
annual Hoggetowne Medieval
Faire has arrived and will open
The New Riders of the Golden
Age, a jousting team, will be at the
fair with their genuine lances to
show the audience what it really
means to be a knight.
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The human chessboard will
also be back. Actors will tell the
tale of King Arthur's struggle
against the Romans. Each per-
formance includes fight scenes
with medieval weapons, such as
battle-axes and broadswords.
The fair's new attraction is
the group Barely Balanced a
troupe of jugglers and acrobats.
There will also be a medieval
market and 150 artisans demon-
strating blacksmithing, weaving,
pottery and more.
The fair will run Jan. 27 to 28
and Feb. 3 to 4 from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults
and $5 for children ages 5 to 17.
The entire College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences' five-year plan
is not being discarded, as admin-
istrators still plan to reduce the
deficit by the same amount over
a period of five years.
They removed the part of
the plan that determined where
the budget and personnel cuts
would come from.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007 E ALLIGATOR, 3
Microwaves zap bacteria from kitchen sponges
* THE UF STUDY COST $10,000. of the bacteria, a new UF study suggests.
Gabriel Bitton, the environmental engineering professor
B KIM FULSCHER who led the study, said he got the idea a few
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Alligator Contributing Writer R. Oearch sink were cesspools of bacteria.
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That smelly sponge that's been sitting on your kitchen coun- microwaving kitchen sponges sterilizes them.
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Future of stem cell research likely to affect UF projects
Cells help in heart treatment
State law could cause 'brain drain'
* UF RESEARCHERS ARE STUDYING
THE CELLS' EFFECTS.
By ERIN EHRLICH
Alligator Contributing Writer
A group of UF researchers is teaming
up with a national network of scientists
to study the effect stem cell treatment
will have on people with cardiovascular
Dr. Carl Pepine, the chief of cardiovas-
cular medicine at UF's College of Medicine,
said this research is the next logical step in
fighting heart disease.
"I believe we have reached a bit of a
plateau with drugs and novel therapies,"
The group, called the Cardiovascular
Cell Therapy Research Network, is expect-
ed to get more than $33 million over the
next five years in a grant from the National
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
For people with heart disease, Pepine
said, "The heart and blood vessels have
a hard time regenerating themselves and
making new tissues."
"We want to overcome this ... by giving
the patient cells back," he said.
The recipients of these treatments have
very depressed hearts and lead a limited
lifestyle, he said. They have exhausted all
medical options and are looking for new
treatments to help them survive.
Stem cell research using fetal cells has
been controversial lately, Pepine said,
because people have their
UF own interpretations of
T. '. what that entails.
"The fear lies in the use
of fetal stem cells, and no-
body here is even proposing that," Pepine
said. In his group's research, the patients
will voluntarily receive their own cells.
The cells being used are called autolo-
gous cells, he said, meaning they come di-
rectly from the patients own bone marrow.
Once they are removed from the bone
marrow, the cells would then be inserted
into the heart, he said.
After studying the results from some
trials performed on animals, Pepine said,
there was proof these treatments can im-
prove the performance of the heart's func-
By LINDSEY KARLIN
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF's future as a top research university
could be in jeopardy if Florida voters decide
to not allow research of embryonic stem
One of the amendments on the 2008 bal-
lot would require the state to fund $20 million
annually for embryonic stem cell research for
the next 10 years.
The other amendment would prohibit
state funding of any research that involves
the destruction of human embryos.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed
the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
of 2007 on Jan. 11, which if it dodges
President Bush's veto would allow the
federal government to finance research on
embryonic stem cells.
However, even if President Bush passes
the bill, Florida residents could vote to ban
But information gained from working
with embryonic stem cells could be essential
to the understanding of certain diseases and
cancer, said Dr. Chris Cogle, a stem cell expert
and an assistant professor of medicine at UF's
College of Medicine.
"If we ban research, there will be a huge
emigration of scientists from Florida," Cogle
said. "We call it a brain drain."
Ultimately the future of this law as
well as the fate of medical research in Florida
morals of the majority.
Still, UF students are
divided on the issue of
Christy Bainer, 21, a
Spanish junior and a reg-
istered Independent, said
she would have a hard
Bush time with the idea of using
stem cells because she believes they contain
On the other hand, Worth Graham, 21, an
accounting junior, said that there should be
stem cell research because something should
be done to cure diseases if the technology and
resources are available.
"I feel there is no reason why we should
not fund this research in order to improve
countless lives," Graham said.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007- ALLIGATOR, 5
Students swarm to see Mo Rocca
* THE GRAND BALLROOM
FILLED TO CAPACITY.
By JESSIE COLEMAN
In a torrent of pushes and shoves,
about 1,200 people flooded the Reitz
Union Grand Ballroom on Thursday
night to enjoy and evening with Mo
The lucky ones were those who
were able to see the TV personality,
most recognized for his humor-filled
appearances on "The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart" and VHl's "I love
the ..." series.
About 200 other people were
turned away. Accent Chairman
Andrew Brown apologized at the
beginning of the speech for the lack of
seating He said the Grand Ballroom
was the only venue open for the
Despite the angry students who
were left only to wonder at the guf-
faws of laughter and hollering echoing
from inside, Brown said the ballroom
was a more "intimate" atmosphere for
the speech. It allowed for more inter-
action with the audience, he said.
Rocca began his speech by doing a
high kick on stage and then showing
his passport, with a taped piece of pa-
per inside that read, "Go Gators."
"It is a felony to deface a passport,
but what the hell," Rocca said.
He reeled off alligator facts, de-
rided FSU and poked fun at Britney
Spears' bare feet and Hillary Clinton's
scary glare. He also shared the secret
to his success as a fake reporter.
"I'm an expert at sounding like an
expert," he said. "That's what I do."
Students squeezed into rows of
cushiony chairs to hear Rocca's jokes.
Others cogged the isles, some sitting
cross-legged and others lying on the
ground. Still more stood along the
back of the room.
Sophomore Ted Jones, a self-de-
cared die-hard fan of "The Daily
Show," sat comfortably in the eighth
row. He was one of the students wait-
ing in line on the second floor of the
Reitz Unionby 6 p.m., a full two hours
before the show.
When Jones overheard two girls
behind him in line discussing plans
to shove to the front, he puffed up his
shoulders and stuck out his elbows so
they couldn't pass.
For Jones, the show was well
worth the wait.
"When he's standing there right in
front of you, his personality seems just
as big as when he is on TV," he said.
Andrew Stanfill / Alligator
Mo Rocca gestures while explaining what it takes to be a pundit-for-hire
during his Accent speech Thursday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
SEC picks up
tab for travel
By JOEY CHINDAMO
For many of the UF students who made the 2,000-mile
trip to Arizona to witness the Gators' national champion-
ship win earlier this month, the experience was priceless
- but now the credit card bills are showing up.
However, UF officials who were also at the game don't
have that problem. The travel expenses for a select group
of 12 UF officials including President Bernie Machen,
Provost Janie Fouke and Vice President of Student Affairs
Patricia Telles-Irvin were covered by the Southeastern
Conference, said Greg McGarity, senior associate athletics
director for UF
McGarity said the SEC allocated money for travel to
the nine conference universities that participated in bowl
UF was given $2.2 million, he said.
"We received that amount through the SEC office and
basically have to make the trip fit within those financial
parameters," McGarity said.
McGarity explained that the hefty sum was used to
fund the trip for the football team, staff members, the
marching band, the cheerleaders and the administrators.
About $30,000 of the total was used to fund the admin-
istrators' trip, McGarity estimated.
The administrators, who spent three nights in
Arizona, stayed at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort for $200
per room each night, and airfare for the trip was $900 per
seat, McGarity said. Each official was permitted to take
his or her spouse as well, he said.
The majority of the $2.2 million allotment went to-
ward charter flights, team meals, hotel rooms and other
miscellaneous expenses accrued in Arizona, he said.
Charter flights for the football team, the marching
band and the cheerleaders totaled more than $1 million,
After the $2.2 million travel allotment, the rest will be
divided among all 12 SEC schools including those that
didn't make bowl appearances plus the SEC, he said.
For having teams in the championship game, the SEC
and the Big Ten Conference home to UF's opponent
in the game, the Ohio State University Buckeyes will
each get between $17 million and $18 million for having
teams in the game.
It is unclear right now how much total money UF got
this season from all the SEC teams' bowl visits, he said.
That figure willbe available June 1. "
Last year, each institution received $1.7 million from
bowl games, he said.
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We received this e-mail from the Darts & Laurels
Department on Monday: "Sorry we missed last Friday.
Something came up. Emergency trip to the Bahamas to escape
the cold snap."
Okay, so maybe everyone needs a vacation from time to
time. Can you blame us? It's only two weeks into the semester
and we're already bogged down with homework, reading and
parties. But luckily, we're back in town and we're bringing you
this week's edition of...
Darts & Laurels
Webeginwitha the-sun-will-come-out-tomorrow LAUREL
to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Interim Dean Joe
Glover and the Faculty Finance Committee for taking part of
the highly disputed five-year plan off the table.
We know budget cuts will still be made, but hopefully they
can come more proportionately from several areas, rather than
slamming just a few departments with massive cuts that abso-
lutely devastate them. We are a university of 48,000 students
and almost 3,200 faculty members. At least one of us should be
able to come up with a plan that will work for everyone.
Next we hand a Student-Senate-couldn't-do-it-so-we'll-
pick-up-the-slack LAUREL to George Smathers, who died last
weekend. We know that some of his ideas were highly con-
troversial but where would we be without the money he
donated to UF? Sorry Senate, but by not passing the resolution
praising Smathers' life and contributions for political reasons,
you're just beating a dead horse or a dead donor.
We'd like to shoot an aren't-the-Oaks-Mall-and-Butler-
Plaza-enough DART to the SpringHills complex that might be
erected at the intersection of NW 39th Avenue and Interstate
75, near SFCC. All that will go into it are more Chili's, Targets,
movie theaters and identical houses. It's all too Stepford. The
best parts of Gainesville hell, any city are the unique
restaurants, stores and neighborhoods. We'd like to keep
Gainesville weird, not turn it corporate.'
Next up, we're handing a we-can't-be-sure-if-you're-
a-Republican-or-a-Democrat-but-we-like-it LAUREL to
Gov. Charlie Crist for his support of stem cell research and
Everglades restoration. These two causes are dear to many
Floridians' hearts the old people and the environmentalists
easily comprise two-thirds of our population, especially in the
winter. We're glad Crist is reaching across the aisle and getting
things done in Tallahassee.
In regards to President Bush's State of the Union address
last Tuesday, we have a your-health-care-initiatives-and-
troop-increases-suck DART but we also have a thank-God-
Here at the Alligator, we're notorious for being tree-loving,
bike-riding, hippie pacifists, and well, it's true. So when we
hear something in a speech from Bush that we can actually get
up and cheer about, it's pretty exciting.
Finally, we must send a let-sheep-be-sheep DART to People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for protesting research on
what makes sheep gay. That's right. Approximately 8 percent
of male sheep prefer to have sex with other rams it gives a
whole new meaning to "He's just not that into ewe." The truth
is that Dr. Charles Roselli, a researcher at the Oregon Health
and Science University, is trying to discover what makes those
rams gay in order to improve breeding successes.
But PETA, along with gay advocates and ordinary citizens
have misconstrued his research as searching for a way to
"cure" sheep of their homosexuality which could pave the
way to "curing" humans. But perhaps Martina Navratilova,
the openly gay tennis star, put it best: "How in the world could
straight or gay sheep help humanity?"
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ormer Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once said,
"all politics is local." Political decisions made at the
national and state level are certainly important, but
those that make the largest impact on your daily life are
made at the city and county level.
From a student's perspective, Gainesville officials have
made some pretty silly decisions in the past. They've
implemented mandatory bar closing times, encouraged
roam towing and raised property taxes on residents to
funnel millions into the University Comers project.
Students often get angry about these slights, particu-
larly when they cut short an otherwise enjoyable night
on the town or show up in a sharply increased monthly
rent. Occasionally, a few enterprising students even band
together and hold protests against whatever policies they
The Alligator might print a few stories on the issues,
Student Government may get involved, angry e-mails
may be sent, but almost always, little progress gets made.
After all, what incentive do city officials have to listen
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if not a clear majority, certainly a vast proportion of their
constituency. But in the mind of a politician, all this is ir-
relevant. The only force that elected officials listen to is the
vote, and on that front we. have thoroughly failed.
UFstudents vote in such pathetically low numbers that
it would be comical if it weren't so sad. In last year's city
elections, fewer than four percent of registered voters cast
a ballot in on-campus precincts, and turnout in other heav-
ily student-populated precincts was similarly miserable.
It would be too simple to allege that candidates simply
haven't courted the student vote. But Mike Belle, a UF
student, ran for City Commission in 2005. He tailored
his campaign and message almost exclusively to students
ntil students vote
- and garnered a whopping 7
percent of the vote.
Most students simply can't be
bothered to care. Others never
seem to find the few minutes it
takes to register or change their
registrations. Many find city-
level politics useless and boring.
And some even seem to go out of
their way to refuse to vote they
paradoxically work hard to be
In the past, efforts have been made to increase student
voting levels. SG runs Chomp the Vote, a program that
was, until recently, quite successful. But due to a severe
lack of leadership, it has fallen by the wayside. For the
2004 presidential election, Chomp the Vote registered
more than 8,000 new voters but for the city elections
this year, they haven't registered a single voter.
In a few months, the city elects a new mayor and city
commissioner. The contested district for the commission-
er's seat consists of the area immediately north and east
of campus an area populated mostly by students. A UF
student or a candidate sympathetic to students could eas-
ily win in this district if students cared. Instead, the three
candidates have an average age of 50.
Unfortunately, most students probably won't vote in
this election. They probably won't vote in any election. As
a result, we'll simply remain marginalized until the city
of Gainesville completely disregards the university and its
students. It's a very real possibility, and it's up to you to
make sure that never occurs.
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Let.r? to the Editor
Smoking kills and must be stopped
I'm writing in response to Thursday's
editorial, "No smoking." As a student, I've
been exposed to secondhand smoke and its
harmful effects in many areas of campus.
I'm sure that many nonsmokers could easily
identify some of the smoking hot spots such
as outside the Chemistry Lab Building or the
Marston Science Library breezeway.
The new policy is a huge step forward to- .
ward improving the overall health on campus
and is right in line with national trends such
as the Clean Indoor Air Act and other policies
that target issues affecting public health.
According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke
causes 3,400 lung cancer deaths and up to
69,000 heart disease deaths every year! This
is a life-threatening issue that must be ad-
I understand that this campuswide pol-
icy may inconvenience smokers. However,
smokers affect everyone. Since only about
20 percent of UF students smoke, this policy
protects the health interests of the majority of
students on our campus.
Hopefully the new restrictions will also
act as an incentive to help smokers kick
the habit and to get help from GatorWell
Health Promotion Services on campus, or the
American Cancer Society or American Lung
Association on the Internet. That way we can
all enjoy a smoke-free environment together.
John Gerke Jr.
Organic food is better for environment
-I was disappointed that "The Organic
Debate" in the Avenue section of Thursday's
Alligator evaluated only the health effects
that occur when people actually consume or-
ganic food. It completely avoided discussing
how producing the cantaloupe and bringing
it to your table affects human health.
While the article had one line about the
different environmental effects of the two
production practices, it treated this issue as
external to the health debate. In reality, the
cleaner land, air and water that can result
from organic production has at least as im-
portant an effect on our overall health as what
we consume. The collective environmental
damage done by synthetic pesticides, herbi-
cides and fertilizers has far-reaching negative
effects on human health. And what about the
sustainability of the different systems and the
health of future generations?
While I agree that healthy, sustainable
practices can come from a production system
that is not officially labeled "organic," and
that local foods are best, I also believe it's a
huge mistake to overlook the holistic health
benefits of organic systems. Without this
facet, any discussion comparing the health
benefits of conventional and organic systems
Organic food wasteful and inefficient
Finally, people are wising up to the fact
that the organic food industry is based on
the widely believed myth that organic foods
are healthier for you. This industry is making
millions if not billions of dollars on peo-
ple's misplaced fears of pesticides and fertil-
izers, when the truth is that organic foods
really aren't all that better for you and
pesticides and fertilizers aren't the problem.
Bacteria like E. coli and salmonella are
what really make people sick. Plants and
produce create their own natural pesticides,
and while organic farms don't use man-made
nitrogen-based fertilizers, they use animal
manure, which is arguably more dangerous
because it's crawling with bacteria. Organic
proponents like to take the moral high
ground and say that conventional fanning is
wasting land, but it's been shown that con-
ventional farms save land.
Not surprisingly, a decent portion of
organic crops are lost to pests and disease
while farms that use pesticides and fungi-
cides prosper. Advancements in agricultural
technology are what have allowed the world
to grow more food on less land safely and ef-
ficiently. Organic produce is really like taking
a step backward.
Column is insensitive and inaccurate
I am writing in response to Todd
Portnowitz's Thursday column. First, the
students in my classes the past two semes-
ters have come from a variety of religious
backgrounds. To describe these students
as "apostles," which is a term used.almost
exclusively in mainstream Christianity, is
Secondly, his assertion that sociology
students "should know that everyone's indi-
vidual outlook on life is different" is in fact
quite inaccurate. It is pop psychology of the
Dr. Phil variety that professes such individu-
alistic nonsense. To the contrary, sociology
teaches us that we are all related socially in
as much as we are individuals. And in the
case of the homeless, our relationship is an
exploitative and inhuman one.
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UF leads OSU in Nike challenge
By DREW HARWELL
Alligator Staff Writer
With all these defeats, you'd
think Ohio State University
would stop challenging UE.
First it was basketball. Then
it was football.
Now, it's running.
Every type of runner, from
New Year's resolvers to hard-
core marathoners, are lacing up
their shoes and pounding the
streets in the latest competition
between the two universities.
Each mile goes toward the
team of the runner's choice, be
it the Gators or the Buckeyes.
The campus that accumu-
lates the least miles at the end of
January must display a statue
of the opposing team's mascot.
As of Thursday, Florida's
runners had accumulated about
37,768 miles. Ohio State's tally
was 34,084 miles, giving Florida
a 3,700 mile lead more than
four times the distance between
the two schools.
Only about a week is left in
the month-long challenge.
The run was engineered
by Nike to promote its Nike+
shoes, which cost between $85
and $130. When combined with
an iPod Nano ($149-$249) and
a special sensor (about $30),
the equipment can keep track
of statistics like run time and
distance. The data can then be
uploaded to Nike's Web site.
Runners with the special
equipment can compare the
distance they ran to people
around the world or compete in
challenges like this one.
Thuan Vu, a UF fifth-year
food science and human nutri-
tion major who has contributed
about 20 miles toward the chal-
lenge, said he learned of the
competition from his fraterni-
ty's Ohio State chapter.
"They brought it up," Vu
said. "They were
Student smack talking
ufet about the game
and stuff, saying,
'Well beat you in
this, just like we'll beat you in
But since the UF underdogs
embarrassed the Ohio State
team with a landslide football
victory, Vu said the rivalry
hasn't been as heated.
"It was neck and neck in
the beginning," he said. "After
the football game, OSU's spirit
started to wane."
Neither Mike Hill, an associ-
ate director for the University
Athletic Association, nor a Nike
representative knew when,
where or how the statue would
be placed. However, Hill said
he wasn't worried about the
possibility of a Buckeyes monu-
ment on the UFcampus.
"We don't plan on putting
ourselves in a position to lose,"
Hill said he was approached
by Nike after the Gators won
the Southeastern Conference
Though no money was
exchanged, Hill called the
promotion an extension of the
"significant partnership" be-
tween the university and Nike,
which provides equipment for
UF sports teams.
Buckeyes fans have testified
that the competition was inher-
ently unfair, citing Florida win-
ters as being more hospitable
However, some have come
to accept the possibility of de-
feat in their own ways.
"I really hate to imagine
what may happen to a Florida
Gator effigy," said one fan on an
online Buckeyes forum, "if by
some chance, it does get placed
in the middle of the Ohio State
during finals week
PRAYERS, from page 1
them in the past and started debates.
However, the majority of people who
disagree simply walk by.
Until finals week arrives. Most prayer
requests come when big tests loom.
"I'd say we get a lot of people who
walk by and say, Tray for my final,'"
The prayers are confidential and
anonymous and can be performed on
the spot or later that day by the sorority
members. Trick said the girls pray for the
individuals whenever they think about it
throughout the day.
The sorority, also called Sisters for
the Lord, originated at the University of
Texas at Austin in 1988.
The UF chapter of Sigma Phi Lambda
was established in 2003. Since its begin-
ning, 140 members have been initiated.
They hold rush every Fall and chapter
meetings every week. The sisters do not
have a house, so they meet on campus.
Although they are a new organization,
the girls of Sigma Phi Lambda are ready
and willing to pray for whatever issues
come their way
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007 0 ALLIGATOR, 9
Material brought to life for UF dept.
SWORDPLAY from page 1
A- performer's day begins two hours before
the show, usually at 6 p.m., when the knights and
squires gather to discuss the night's battles and do
a bit of training.
Then, the show starts.
Patrons are seated in multicolored sections cor-
responding to the knight they support.
There are six opposing knights who battle to the
"death" for the glory of victory, she said.
After the show, performers are available for
questions from the audience.
Turner said that Medieval Times aims to recreate
the pageantry and decorum of a medieval battle as
realistically as possible, from authentic costumes to
the unique honor system through which new hires
must work to build their status.
Someone hired to be a performer may start out
working in the stables and will progress to knight-
hood as they attain more battle experience and
seniority, Turner said.
Squires, or knights in training, serve much
as they did hundreds of years ago, assisting the
knights and learning from them.
But knights and squires aren't the only perform-
ers at the show.
"We have about 200 employees, which includes
knights, squires, stable hands, wenches, serfs, bar
wenches and bar serfs, among others," Turner said.
The event was coordinated through the Center
for Medieval and Early Modem Studies at UF.
Will Hasty, a professor in the department, said
he liked the demonstrations because they brought
life to material that is usually confined to class read-
"Seldom do we have the opportunity to experi-
ence what was the important aspect the sensual
aspect," he said. "The sights and the sounds, the
"It's the closest you probably get to
The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Stud-
He said the performances are a fun and valuable
educational experience for his students, and one
that they take along with them both in their studies
and in the rest of their lives.
"When you can still hear when one of the maces
hits a shield as you read about it in the romances
- it's the closest you probably get to medieval con-
tests," Hasty said.
The demonstration was intended to coincide with
a new medieval-themed exhibition at the Thomas
Center called "Soldiers, Saints and Scaramouche:
The Iconography of the Sword," which began Jan.
13. and will continue through Feb. 19.
Grad issues addressed
MEETING, from page 1
"That surprised me," she said.
"When we took the caps off the
award size, that was not an out-
come we would have predicted.
You're entitled to be annoyed."
Fouke also said she wanted to
decrease the time it takes graduate
students to earn their degrees.
"I think (the programs) are too
long in many disciplines," she
said. "It's tied up with funding,
(and in) some places the curricu-
lum isn't well organized."
Another topic touched on
was how advisers and professors
sometimes bully their students.
Most students cited problems
with being "bullied" into taking
certain classes, and one said a
professor "screamed at graduate
students in the corridors."
"Give me his name," Fouke re-
sponded. "That's unacceptable."
Fouke told the students to bring
complaints to UF's ombudsman.
"When I was a young profes-
sor, my colleagues would call me
out on things," she said. "Our de-
partment would meet and go over
every single (graduate student's)
progress. I don't see that hap-
Several students asked about
the possibility of either waiving
the Activity and Service Fee for
graduate students who teach at
UF or possibly deducting the
amount from their paychecks.
Fouke said deducting the fee
from paychecks is one possible'so-
lution, and she suggested increas-
ing teaching assistant salaries.
She also agreed with one stu-
dent who suggested that UF make
scholarship information more ac-
cessible for international students.
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Calif. freeze pushes up produce prices in Fla.
By LILLY CARDENAS
Alligator Contributing Writer
As temperatures in California drop, pro-
duce prices in Florida are climbing.
Florida growers are experiencing an in-
crease in demand as suppliers search for alter-
native sources of citrus after Californian crops
were destroyed in a freeze last week.
The five-day cold spell has killed as much
as three-quarters of the citrus crop, with esti-
mated damages totaling $1 billion.
Because California is the leading producer
of fresh fruits and vegetables in the United
States, the loss is putting the pressure on the
No. 2 producer, Florida.
Craig Smouse, the produce manager at
Ward's Supermarket, said in the past week
the price of oranges has gone up considerably,
and prices on items like broccoli, celery and
cucumbers have doubled. He said it is hard to
predict peoples' response to the price hike, but
he expects that consumers will simply choose
to buy less.
The assistant store manager of the Publix
in Williston Plaza, Jeff Laake, said the effect
of the chill in California is already evident in
the prices of its produce. With such extensive
damage, the prices will only continue to rise,
"As soon as.the price drops, I can
adjust quickly because our stock
produce manager and buyer at Ward's
"This has happened before in separate inci-
dents where crops are damaged, and (prices)
always goes up," he said. "Its just simple sup-
ply and demand."
Cold fronts in California are not abnormal,
but frozen crops are.
"Once the outside temperature drops be-
low 28 degrees, the juice inside the fruit will
freeze and the citrus can no longer be used,"
said Tom Spreen, chairman of UF's food and
resource economics department.
The aftermath of the crop-killing freeze will
continue in the upcoming months, affecting
produce buyers, suppliers and distributors.
"Eventually the high prices will go beyond
the fresh produce and catch up to the frozen
and canned products, too," Smouse said.
"Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there's an
end in sight."
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Rustic 1 BR apt. $345/mo.
*1BR cottage $375/mo. Call 378-9220 or
mobile 213-3901. 4-25-72-2
OUTTA BED & INTO CLASS
Studios/1 beds across from UF
Pets OK, open lated and wknds
Now LEASING for FALL
$99 1st month's rent
Wake up & walk to UF
Studios & 1 bedrooms
Starting @ $554
Pet friendly, Pool
*Come See! 372-7111*
1 & 2 BRs HUGE Floorplans!
Water/Sewer included Pets OK
Bus/Bike to UF 335-7275 4-25-72-2
LUXURY IN DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE!
Studios*1 Beds*2 & 3 Bed Townhouses!
W/D*Alarm*Pets OK*1 mile to UF
Never too early to sign! 338-0002
Apartments off SW 20th Ave. Close to shop-
ping, bus line and a few miles from UF. Price
range $505 to $605. Includes water, sewer,
garbage and pest control. Sorry no pets al-
lowed. Call 335-7066 Mon-Fri. 4-25-72-2
MOVE IN JANUARY!
Affordabel & Quality Too!
Great Rates! Pets OK!
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
U For Rent
1 & 2 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
FREE UF PARKING
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
WE LOVE PETS!
Deluxe, large one or two bedroom, 60 sec-
ond walk to UF. Wood firs, washer dryer
included, fireplace, patio deck. Can furnish.
Short term available. Private Owner. $595-
up. 352-538-2181. Lv mssg 4-25-72-2
*NEAR SCHOOL NEAR PLAY
1 BR/1 BA*2BR/2BA*3BR/3BA TH
Close to UF!*Gated*24hr Gym*Tanning
Leasing for FALL 377-2777
**New Luxury Villas"
Fenced yard perfect for pets!
HUGE 1,2 & 3BRs with W/D
FREE Cable w/HBO/Showtime*
Alarm Tanning from $510
** ELLIE'S HOUSES **
Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to
UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or
LUXURY ACROSS FROM UF
Reserving for Fall
Open Weekends 371-7777
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 1, 2, and 3s!
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail,
Leasing Now and Fall! 335-4455
*NOW LEASING FOR FALL*
1BR $639,2BR $739, 3BR $929
Great location*Spacious*lncludes some utils
Alarms*Park FREE @ UF*Pets welcome
2/2 & 3/3 townhomes Avail Summer/Fall '07
Cable w/HBO, tanning, gym
Private Dog Park*AII the extras!
Call for specials 377-2801
Get yours before it's gone!
Spacious 1, 2, 3, or 4BR close to UF.
Includes water, sewer, 2 pools,
On-site laundry, gym, & we love pets!
Call 376-2507 or www.BivensCove.com
THE LUXURY YOU WANT...
AT THE PRICE YOU NEED
Remodeled HUGE 2 & 3 Beds
Cable*W/D*Tanning* We Love Pets
Why spend more? 372-8100
***MOVE IN TODAY***
2 & 3 bedrooms Available Now.
HUGE! 1.3 miles to UF!
ALL pets welcome!
Be the BIGGEST on the block!
1 or 2bdr this FALL. We love ALL pets!
Pool, Gym, Park @ UF, Bball, Tennis
Call 4 Specials! 352-332-7401
60 sec walk to UF. Short term avail. 1 or 2
rooms $425 & up. Call 352-538-2181 4-
We Love Pets
1,2,&3 BR Flats w/Screened Porches
FREE Alarm*FREE Tanning*W/D
Gated Entry*Cyber Cafe*Pool w/ Sundeck
24hr Gym & Sauna*Only 1.5 miles to UF
Hurry, they won't last long**372-0400
Live at a Legend!
The Polos of Gainesville
will give you the best college experience
with Spacious Apartments, Three Pools
with Jacuzzis, HUGE Gym, Billiards Room,
and many more amenities! Minutes from UF,
shopping and Shands. On all major RTS
bus routes. All at a rate that won't break
your bank! Call now for specials: 335-7656
Affordable & Quiet Living
-1 & 2 BR Apartments -
Close to UF and Shands,
Butler Plaza, Great Dining
$549-$835 Call 376-1248
2 and 3 BEDROOMS FOR SPRING!
Pool, tennis, bball, alarm
Free UF Parking!
MINUTES FROM UF!!!
3/3's from only $405 per Bdrm
4/4's from only $374 per Bdrm
FREE Cable w/ HBO/ SHOWTIME
FREE Tanning, 24hr Fitness Center
Ask About our Huge 212.5 Townhouses
Convenient Bus Route!
SAVE $$, GET MORE!
HUGE 1, 2, and 3BRs
Near Butler Plaza*Gym*Pool*Alarms
Pet Friendly*Park FREE @ UF
Call Today! 373-1111
FORGET YOU HAVE ROOMMATES!
Huge 4BR townhomes wMa/D. 1662 sq.ft.
FREE gym membership and FREE cable!
1, 2 & 3 BRs for Now/Fall.
Pool, gym, New Ceramic Tile
ONLY 1.3 miles to UF
Live in Luxury
*Leasing Now and Janl*
Ind. Lease* All Inclusive
Sign a lease, Win a PS3!
Luxury 2/2 and 3/2! "
24-Hr Gym*Furn Avail
Leasing Now and Fall! 367-9910
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
1st MONTH FREE
1 BR Villas Starting @ $499. Please call: 352-
375-3077 or 352-373-2818 4-25-72-2
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
S For Rent
Furnished apartments close to UF
Individual bedroom leases
-**WALK TO UF**
Huge 2BR/1 BA apt. $600/mo
**CUTE COTTAGE 0 CLOSE TO UF**
2BR/1BA, quiet, secluded, upscale 900
sqft W/D, covered patio $700/mo O No
pets 0 1607 1/2 NW12th Rd *Available Jan
'07 Phone 352-466-4171 2-5-20-2
Photos, Virtual Tours, Specials
3BR/2BA Triplex-1 block from campus.
Major reduction in rent
to lease up immediately
Looking Glass Apartments
111 NW 16th St. Office 376-1111
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 2BR/1BA
condo, Quiet, 1 blk to ShandsNA, bus line,
$750. Everything new: carpets, blinds, tile,
cabinet, paint, doors. Safe area. 1st.flr, CH/
A, spacious, some utils paid. 352-376-0080.
GREAT NW HOUSE 3BR 1BA, large
Screen porch, W/D hkups, gazebs,.$850/
rent. Avail 2/1, 1110 NW 55th Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
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
CLOSE IN LOTS OF GREEN SPACE
2BR home. $650/mo. Call 352-378-9220 or
2BR/2BA for rent, W/D, all appliances, $475/
room + sec dep, call Anna 407-448-0573
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. 2-2-10-2
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
$375/mo 1 or 2 bed "Iris House"
Close to downtown & UF, fresh ,aint,
new carpet, bath &- kitchen upgrades.
Pet friendly, see photos & info @
rentalworkshop.com 352-870-0904 1-
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
1902 SW 42nd Way
S12, ALLIGATOR E FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007
OI For Rent
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
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
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-
3BR/1BA 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
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
2BR/1.5BA Bellamy Forge, clean, new
kitchen & baths, W/D, pool, tennis, ceiling
speakers, water & pest control inc. & more.
No pets, smoke free. $850/mo 352-495-
SHANDS AREA, 2BR/1.5BA townhouse
First, last, sec. Good rent history only.
386-328-6229 leave message. 1-29-10-2
1 bedroom washer/dryer
central heat/air 1 block from
2 bedroom downtown $475
Gore-Rabell Realty 378-1387
**2BR/2BA CONDO ON CAMPUS **
Campus Edge W/D in unit. Walk to Shands,
class, gym, pool. Penthouse unit, vaulted
ceiling, quiet, ample parking. Reasonable
rate. Avail Fall 239-992-2449, 239-250-6149
3B R/2BA MH 1 acre lot
no inside pets. Loc 8522 NE Waldo Rd. Call
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
MONTICELLO TOWNHOUSE FLAT
- BR/BA, garage, washer, dryer, tennis
courts, pool, great location across from
Health and Fitness. $950. No pets. 331-6872
WALK TO UF
1/1 for FALL
Wood floors, pets ok
Open weekends and late
MOVE IN TODAY
Walk to UF!
Studios & 1 bedrooms
From only $575
*Kick the Roommate Habit!*
1 BR/1 BA only 3 BIks to UF 575 sq ft.
Gatornest Apts; 300 NW 18th Street $495.
No Application Fee! Call 352-371-3636
Large room in NW home Great neighbor-
hood. $400/MO includes utils, DSL, DVR,
no pets. Prefer mature, responsible non-
smoker. Avail now. Flexible. Call Scott 335-
GREAT LOCATION 2BR/1BA w/large yard.
Quiet area. Near Duckpond. $600/MO
Jeffrey 246-5801 2-1-10-2
2BR/1TA in duplex, 1.5 miles to Shands
W/D hookup, next to bus stop, just reno-
vated. Owner lives next door, $650, 2330
SW31st Place, 335-5171 2-8-15-2
U For Rent
WALK TO DOWNTOWN! 3BR 1BA
Newly remodeled duplex, new flooring,
W/D hookups, screen porch, $795/rent
623 SW 3rd Street
Carl Turlington Real Estate, Inc. 372-9525
Near UF *
4 BR/3BA House Fireplace Newly
Renovated Kitchen Available Aug 1st, 2007
Manny @ 352-317-4408
Walk to UF *
2BR/1 BA Wood floors Washer & Dryer *
Dishwasher 2 parking permits on premises *
Avail Aug 07 Manny @ 352-317-4408
ROOM FOR RENT.$475
1-26- All utilities included. Near 43rd & Newberry.
1BR/1BA avail Jan 1st, carpet, CHA,
screen porch, on site pool, fitness club-
house, laundry, close to UF, shopping,
entertainment, on bus route, pets ok, utils
incl email@example.com 904-814-6976
EXCLUSIVE DOWNTOWN APARTMENTS!
BRAND NEW LUXURY NOW LEASING!
Wood Firs*Stainless Steel Appliances*W/D
Designer Studios*1 BRs*3 BR Townhouses
BE THE ENVY OF ALL OF YOR FRIENDS!
GOING FAST-SIGN TODAY! 338-0002
HOUSES! 1 to 4BRs $450 $1500, all close
to UF & on bus routes, W/D hookups,
hardwood, central AC, porches, pets OK,
see photos @ rentalworkshop.com 870-
0904, 318-4553 1-31-6-2
1 & 2 bed cottages & apts. $520/mo.
.Central AC, WID hookups, close to down-
town & UF, cute A MUST SEEI See photos
& info @ www.rentalworkshop.com 352-
870-0904, 318-4553 1-31-6-2
3BR/3BA townhome, washer/dryer connec-
tion. $850 per month. Please call 352-1111.
AVAILABLE NOW Spacious 1BR/1BA just
minutes away from campus, free water &
sewer, huge closet space. 6 mo lease or
longer if you choose to stay. $659/mo. Call
We're Speciall Call to find out why!
2BR, 3BR or 4BR. Move in today & save $$!
376-2507 or www.bivenscove.com
GET THE REST OF JANUARY FREE
and $200 off February rent!
Must sign lease before the end of January.
Ventura Apts, 1902 SW 42nd Way
Across from ShandslUF
Summit House Condos
NowAccepting Aplications for fall occupancy.
1 & 2 Brs w/two pools and smart card laundry
system! Call Today! or stop by our leasing
office 1700 SW 16th Court Unit A-1 Union
Properties 376-9665 3-8-30-2
WALK TO SFCC!
3BR/2BA new duplex home, 1200 sq ft.
Ceramic tile throughout, vaulted ceilings,
pets ok. $900/mo. 331-6919 2-2-6-2
Avail Aug 1st 4BR/2BA nice large house.
Fenced yard, wash/dry, game room. 2100
NW 8th Ct. Call 339-2342 for directions.
Other house available for Aug 1st. $1375/
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-
LEXINGTON CROSSING $540/MO
JANUARY RENT FREE
AVAIL JAN 07 MAY 07
1 B/B IN A 4BED/4BATH, FEMALES
CALL 954-762-3048 / 954-567-2701
Countryside @ University Condo
2BRs avail in 4BR/4BA for $425/ea. Cable,
water, elec incl except phone. Call Irvin 904-
610-0967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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-
Sublease 2BR/1.5BA apt Feb 1 through June
30. $605/MO. Sun HarborApts, 999 SW 16th
Ave. Close to UF & Shands.
Call 352-505-7704 or 328-5707 1-26-
3BR/2BA 1 mile from campus. Lease ends
August 2007. Will pay for transfer fee.
Pets allowed. No security deposit needed.
$817/MO Call 352-225-6333 1-29-10-3
The Estates MONTH OF JANUARY FREE!
Male roommate needed in a 4BR/4BA
1313 sq ft. all utilities included, very nice
and clean only $535. 934-873-5514
Gainesville Place Apartments
1 BR/1 BA in 4/4 female apartment
$499/MO Available Feb-Aug
Furnished & Utilities included
Call 407-620-8217 1-29-10-3
FEB RENT FREE
Right across from Library West. $492/mo
+ 1/3 utils & TV & wireless internet. Large
parking lot. Avail Feb 1 July 31. Call 352-
1BR/1 BA sublet avail mid Feb-May
$729/MO can extend new carpet/app
Pool. Arlington Square. 617-905-0340
Campus Club Sublease. Poolside bldg.
Utilities/HBO/internet included. Laid back
roommates. $380/mo in 4/3 shared. Avail
2/1/07 thru Aug 07. Call Steve @ 786-298-
72.12 or 305-439-2813 1-26-5-3
Spacious 1 BR/1 BA apt on SW 20th Ave avail
now till July w/optional renewal. On 2 bus
routes. One story. $489/mo, January FREE,
$0 move-in cost, pets ok.Call Song 352-871-
AVAILABLE NOW! Luxurious & spacious
room in 3/3 apt Fully furn, internet, close
to campus. Wonderful roommates. Hidden
Lake Apt Complex. Female roommate need.
Email: email@example.com. 2-2-10-3
Fully furnished 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, all
utilities included. Male only. Through August
$420/mo. 262-1574 1-26-5-3
Sublease @ Homestead on 34th St. January
rent already paid!! Move in immediately.
Rent is $375/mo. Please be sure to have a
guarantor. Contact John @ 407-257-2030
GET JAN & FEB RENT FREE
Private room @ Campus Lodge for rent.
$509/Mo incl utils. Girls only. Call Tammy
ONLY $400/mo!! All utils incl Campus Club-
Apts Seconds from 1-75 and Butler Plaza
Minutes from UF or Santa Fe Fully furnished
and ready to move in! CALL (321) 947-0075
Roommate wanted for 1BR/1BA in 3BR/2BA
Sweet Home off NW 18th & Univ. Located
behind Midtown walking distance to UF.
$435/mo + utilities. Dog Lover. Call Holly
Efficiency apt. To sublet through 7/31, can
move in now, near Archer Road and 34th
St, $425/mo, no security dep at move-in,
swimming pool & laundry room. 352-222-
0 1 Subleases
CAMPUS CLUB SUBLEASE
Female roommate wanted in a 3/2 apt. Jan
-Aug $425/mo neg. Fully furnished, utils incl.
Call 305-479-5975. Available now. 1-31-5-3
Spacious 1BR/BA at Campus Lodge, all
utilities included and fully furnished. Female
only. $509/mo total. Contact 352-870-7022
SUBLEASE ASAP AT CAMPUS LODGE
Fully furnished. Great atmosphere. Own
private bedroom/bath. $529/mo TOTAL.
Contact 561-762-5293 1-31-5-3
LARGE DUCKPOND STUDIO APT
High ceilings, wood floors. $500/mo. Female
preferred. Avail 2/1 for 6 or 18 mo. lease. Call
Jen 352-514-8084 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBLEASE AVAILABLE ASAPR
Picadilly Apts. 1 bedroom $550/mo. Call
Anastasia 352-870-4707 2-1-5-3
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Hidden Lake 374-3866
Female roommate for one/two female UF
students. Quiet. Responsible. 60 second
walk to UF. Old house charm with all ameni-
ties. Avail Now. $400 up. 352-538-2181.Lv
message. Private Owner 4-25-72-4
FEMALE ROOMMATES NEEDED
(2) for 4/2.5 new townhouse, 10 min from
UF by car or bus, all included $425 954-557-
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 @ 786-436-1657
MOVE IN NOW!!! Female roommate for fur-
nished 4BR/4BA. $499/mo all included. Call
Jessica 305-510-1474 2-5-20-4
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 1-29-15-4
LA MANCHA 914 SW 8th Ave.
Free cable, electric, dsl, $475/mo. Call 352-
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-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 20070 ALLIGATOR, 13
|l Roommates J Roommates
Roommates wanted for 3/2.5 condo. Master
BR & 1BR. NW 39th Ave & 42nd St. Pool,
tennis, DSL. $450/mo & $400/mo utils incl.
No pets. Call 363-0144 or 363-0143 or email
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 premises. $425/mo + 1/3 utils.
Neg on lease length. 352-284-3961 ASAP
20 year old male looking for clean dog friend-
ly male or female roommate 2/2.5, biking
distance to campus $450/MO +1/2 utilities
Jan FREE! Dorm too small? Huge room &
private bath. Avail in 2BR/2BA townhouse.
SW area. Bus rt 9, 12, 35. Pool, tennis, gym
& wireless. $390/mo + util. Short term avail.
Call 772-214-8179 1-26-6-4
1 female needed. Clean & quiet place
University Terr West. $450 ALL utils incl:
Cable, DSL, Electricity, and Water. FULLY
furn must see condo. 4BR/4BA. 5% disc
for 12mth lease. Dory Garcia 954-816-1468
Non-smooking female professional or grad
in luxury 3BR/2.5BA home, pool, close to UF
& SFCC. $395/mo + utils. 376-5970 or 258-
Need female to share 2BR/1 BA apt. $275/mo
+ 1/2 util. Sun Bay Apts. Call 256-6389 1-
2 NS female ROOMMATES for new 3BR/2BA
house w/backyard. Quiet neighborhood, less
than 10 minutes from UF, bus route, common
areas furn. $400/MO +1/3 utilities.
Call 239-821-8584 1-29-7-4
ROOM FOR RENT
$325/MO INCL ALL UTILS
Large yard, quiet neighborhood. Call Mike
Male roommate needed to share furnished
house w/young prof., 15 min drive from
campus, close to bus. Free washer/dryer,
pvt bdrm w/bthrm. pets ok, Ig fenced yd, lots
of trees, pond, wood deck, hottub, $400/mo
+ dep (1 mo) + 1/2 util (Directv, phone, wire-
less, elec) Ken 954-817-8066 2-6-10-4
Roommate needed in 3BR house, 10-15 min
from UF and SFCC. Rent is $350 plus 1/3
utilities. Current tenants are UF students. Call
Chris 813-789-6032 2-5-10-4
Seeking a female for a bedroom in a 2/1.
Clean, responsible, non-smoking and loves
cats. Rent $300 + 1/2 util. Call 352-328-4682
Roommate(s) needed for spacious 3BR
house w/office. Fully furn. Walk to UF, bus
stop right next to house & a large yard. No
lease to sign. Cheapest rent in Gville. Call
Steven 772-418-9047. $300/mo + 1/3 until.
Prof M/F needed. Share 3BR/3BA luxury
townhouse, Haile Village Center. BR unfurn,
clean, NS, no pets, w/pool & gym. Vaulted
ceilings, balcony, clean quiet roommates.
$435 + utils, short/long term. 359-4467 1-
Female roommate wanted for 3 nice girls.
4BR/4BA apartment close to campus. $350/
mo. Everything included. Availalbe immedi-
ately! Call 610-331-6478 2-6-10-4
Responsible female roommate needed to
share 2BR/1BA duplex. Quiet neighborhood
near Roayal Park Theaters. $350/mo + 1/2
utils. $100 dep. Call 352-870-6172 or 352-
Rockwood Villas Newlyremodeled 2/2, has
1BR avail for male student. Non-smoker.
W/D & fully furn except BR. Will furnish if
needed. $400/mo + 1/2 util. Free local phone
& wireless interest. Call Nancy 352-494-6110
Female roommate wanted. $300/mo. No de-
posit, free interest, no utility bills. Short lease
until August. Free W/D. On bus routes 9 &
34. Call Karren 505-8879 2-6-10-4
1BR in 3BR/2.5BA TH in Huntington Lakes
apt. 5 mins to SFCC & 1-75. Gated comm.
Rent'$350 + 1/4 utilities. Female only. No
pets. 352-377-0172 2-7-10-4
Clean responsible roommate needed May ?
for 1BR/1BA in a spacious 2BR/2BA. Non-
smoker, no pets. Walk-in closet & balcony.
Gated comm w/pool & gym. $440/mo + ?
utils. Rachel 954-559-7022, leave a msg. 1-
Quiet Students Preferred; bus/bike ride to-
campus; $450 incl utilities, phones, intemet,
cable; W/D; 239-216-3557 2-1-5-4
Roommate wanted. 307 SW 16th Ave #333.
$319/mo + 1/2 utils $225 refundable deposit.
5 yards from laundry & pool. Available now.
Call Adam @ 352-222-4417 2-1-5-4
Master BR avail in huge home. 2 profs need
mature 3rd. Digital, wireless, W/D, yard serv,
2 bus rts, quiet area. SW Gville. Avail Mar -
July. $450 + utils. email@example.com 2-8-10-4
Male needed for 2BR/1.5BA condo.
Furnished, near UF $400/mo + $200 deposit.
No lease. Includes all utilities, cable & inter-
net. Non-smoker preferred. Call Frank 378-
0027 & leave a message. 2-1-5-4
Room for rent in a 2BR/1BA apt SW 16th
Ave. $280/mo + utils. Available immediately.
Call 407-922-0029 2-1-5-4
1 room unfurn in 2/1 NW home. Pet ok, nice
yard, good neighborhood.. Non-smoiker only.
$460 + util. Call cell 917-447-1089 2-8-5-4
Roommate wanted for 4/2.5 home in NW. 1.5
mi from UF. $450/mo includes utilities, cable
TV, internet & W/D. N/S & no pets. Call 284-
1BR in 2BR/2BA QUIET/CLEAN
NW fully furnished condo. 15 min to UF,
wireless, pool. $375 + util. perfect for grad
students. Call Miguel 514-6616 2-1-5-4
Female roommates 4/4 Univ Terr apt. $400/.
mo. (everything included!) W/D, 2 freq UF
bus routes (12 & 35) a 15-second walk from
the front door! Please call 352-318-3014 2-
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.
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-
1J Real Estate 1
Magnolia Place: A peaceful, sophisticated
lifestyle. 1,2 & 3 bedroom luxury townhomes.
Within a gated community in the heart of NW
Gainesville. Bordered by wild wetlands and
nature preserve. Variety of floor plans & sizes
available priced from $159,700 to the low
$200,000's. Seller pays $12,000 in Closing
Costs, Upgrades and Bonuses! Contact
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors at
352-372-5375 or at onsite sales office 352-
377-4977. Note: Promotion does expire,
Contact onsite office for info 1-31-112-5
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Enjoy your own private patio in a Completely
Renovated 1, 2, or 3 bedroom Cazabella
condo across 34th St from UF campus. Walk,
bike or bus to any part of campus within min-
utes. Prices starting in the low $100,000's.
For more info visit www.Cazabella.com
or contact Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish
Realtors (352-373-3583), Becky Cato (352-
665-0562) or Cindy Birk (352-871-2475).
Pre-Construction Pricing next to campus!
Oxford Terrace II -Walk to UF from a brand
new condol www.oxfordterrace.com. Call
Eric Leightman with Action Real Estate
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, on bus route.
$105,000. 352-362-6410 1-29-20-5
Would You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Condos
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
Woud You Like to Live Near UF?
Stop Renting, BUY NOW!
Free List of Available Homes
Campus Realty 336-3900 2-8-20-5
houses, condos, land & any other real estate.
Can close in 3 days, all cash. 727-560-6081
FSBO mile from UF!
Awesome 3BR/2BA house
Comply renovated, sep liv/fam rm
Reduced to sell at $219,000
1617 NW 10th Terr. 352-538-7879
COUNTRY CLUB LIVING
1, 1 & 3BR condos from the low $100s.
Pool, tennis, fitness & more.
Call for office hours 352-371-9555
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
NEW 1 & 2BR Condos Starting at $159K
By UF. Gated. Covered, assigned parking
Matt & Tiffany Thomas Realtors
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc.
352-494-0194 & 352-316-5556
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BRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION 3
BLOCKS FROM UF. Classic New Orleans
appeal with state-of-the-art luxury.
20 units still available. Prices starting in the
Mid-$200's. Call Eric Wild at 870-9453
Need to buy or sell you home/condo? Call
Kate Wallis, ERA Trend Realty, 352-359-
1112 or visit www.katewallis.com for more
info. UFAlum... Gooooo Gators! 4-19-60-5
Walk to UF. 3BR/2BA, 1540 sq. ft. house in
great condition. Wood floors, ceramic tile,
wood stove. Asking $249,900 Call Ricardo
Kokkas @ 352-318-3384 Campus Realty
352-336-3900 x14 2-1-10-5
University Terrace West 4BR/4BA condo.
Ground floor, fully furnished. $187,000. W/D,
pool, on bus route, 3800 SW 20th Ave. Near
Butler Plaza. Call Steve @ 352-586-6468
COUNTRYSIDE CONDO FOR SALE
$179,900. 4BR/4BA, tiled living area, &
kitchen. Clean & well maintained. Call Cesar
352-870-8459. Owner/Licensed Realtor.
ERATrend Realty. 2-7-10-5
2/2 off Archer between campus & 34th St.
Just $129,9001 Fully furnished with washer/
dryer & all appliances. Eric Leightman Action
Realty 352-219-2879 4-25-60-5
Block home with 6 rooms,2- baths, high ceil-
ings, wood floors with a total of 3758 sq ft on
large lot. $195,900. Alex Berrios 514-7967.
Bosshardt Realty Services, Inc. 2-2-6-5
Estate Auction-314+/- acres divided.
Excellent farm, timber & homesites. Pierce
County, GA. Sat., Feb. 3, 10:00 a.m.
GALAU-C002594 10% BP 1-26-1-5
Auction-542+/- acres divided. -E-cellent
hunting, timber, homesites. Early County,
GA. Saturday, February 3, 10:00a.m. Near
lakes Seminole and George. Great recre-
ational tracts. www.rowellauctions.com GAL
AU-C002594 (800)323-8388. 1-26-1-5
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.
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.
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't & Bank
Foreclosures Low or no down! No credit OK!
Call Now! (800)749-2905. 1-26-1-5
FL LAND BARGAIN! 67 ACRES Only
$10,000/AC Beautiful oaks, great pastures,
secluded setting. Trophy hunting! Close to
state park & easy access St. Mary's River. 30
mins Jacksonville, FL. Call Now (800)898-
4409 x 1106. 1-26-1-5
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.
CALL (888)625-8950 Today! 1-26-1-5...
BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER
SEASON IS HERE! MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL WESTERN. NC MOUNTAINS
Homes, Cabins, Acreage & INVESTMENTS.
Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate...
cherokeemountainrealty.com Call for free
.brochure (800)841-5868. 1-26-1-5
North Carolina Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Streams, Homes, Cabins & Abreage.
FREE BROCHURE (800)642-5333. Realty
Of Murphy 317 Peachtree St. Murphy, N.C.
28906. www.realtyofmurphy.com. 1-26-1-5
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WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres -
$59,900; 75 acres $108,900; Snow-capped
mountain views. Surrounded by gov't land.
Abundant wildlife. Recreational paradise.
Low taxes. EZ terms. Call Utah Ranches,
LLC. (888)541-5263. 1-26-1-5
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). 1-26-1-5
Parker Road Baptist
3200 SW 122nd Street.
Dr. James Jackson, Interim
Pastor 332-4991. 9:45 Sunday
School Worship @ 11lam & 6pm
Wednesday Worship @ 7pm and
Youth WOW @ 6:30pm
iHoly Trinity Episcopal
100 NE First Street Sunday
Services Summer Worship Schedule
Holy Communion 8am, 10am and
6pm. Wednesday Service 1215pm.
Healing and Holy Communion.
Your home away from home.
Friday Night Live!
Services & Shabbat Dinner.
Spring Semester 7:30pm.
352-336-5877; 2021 NW 5th Ave.
(5 blocks north of the stadium)
First Lutheran Church
Anti Gravity Campus Ministry
1801 NW 5th Ave.
Services @ 8:30 & 11
Free College Lunch After!!!
College Worship Wed. 8p.m.
Islamic Center of
1010 W University Ave.
Friday Prayer at 1:30pm
5220 SW 13th St.
Fiday prayer 1:30pm
IU ll Real Estate
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. 1-26-1-5
NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,000! UPSCALE
Equestrian Gated Community! 200 Year old
Oaks. Established lush pastures. Paved
private rds, ulg utilities. 2 miles from HITS!
Exc financing! Call (868)352-2249 X 1156.
The Rock of Gwinewslle
The Rock is a non-denominational
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.rockuf.com. Weekend
services are Sundays at 8:45am
and 11am; call 352-331-ROCK or
University City Church of
ministry meets at University City
Church of Christ. Bible class
Sunday at 9:30am and Wednesday
at 7pm- plus service projects and
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.
106 SW 3rd Street 352-378-6565
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Large 5 acre tracts
along very wide trout stream with private
elevated homesites, secluded, great view,
trees, nearby river, $59,500 owner (866)789-
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.
LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE MTN VIEWS,
1200' OF MTN STREAM, 17 AC $239,900.
Possibly the greatest mtn views anywhere!
Build overlooking your very own private
pond. All useable- easy access. Only 1 with
pond. Call owner directly now (877)777-
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DIRECTLY
ADJOINING 700,000 ACRE NATIONAL-
FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500. Unlimited hunt-
ing, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing
all in your back yard. New Release! Hurry,
only one! (877)777-4837. 1-26-1-5
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.
270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 MILE MTN
VIEWS, STATE ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC
$114,800. Build your dream cabin with direct
40 miles mtn views all around you. Private
ownership to direct National Forest access
& stocked trout stream. Ready to build. Call
now (877)777-4837. 1-26-1-5
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-
MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $350
Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must
sell. Can deliver. Retail $2300. 352-372-
BED KING $170 PILLOWTOP
mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated.
Name brand, new, never been used, in
plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588 Can
CHERRY SLEIGH BED solid with Pillowtop
Mattress & Box. All new still boxed. Cost
$1500, sacrifice $550 352-333-7516
Sofa $175 Brand new in pkg 333-7516
BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king
bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests
avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can de-
liver. Retail $6500, must sell, sacrifice $1400
(352) 372-7490 4-25-72-6
SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather.
Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail
$2650. Sacrifice $750. Call 352-377-9846
DINING ROOM Beautiful cherry set w/table,
6 Chippendale chairs, hutch & buffet. New,
still in boxes. Retail $5200, sacrifice $1100.
Must sell. Can deliver. 352-372-8588 4-25-
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
"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.
* || Furnishings )
BED- QUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mat-
tress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand
new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver.
$100 352-377-9846. 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.
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
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
BEDS FURNITURE FUTONS
LOW PRICES & LARGE SELECTION
Dumas Discount 371-4422 1201 E. Univ. Av.
New Used 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!
*Beds *Full mattress & boxspring sets $49
Queen sets $89 *Single sets$39 *King
sets $99 *from estate sale. 376-0939/378-
6005 Call-A-Mattress 4370 SW 20th Ave.
BEDS FUTONS FURNITURE
Quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Morrells Furniture Outlet,
140 NW 6th St. 352-378-3400
Shop ONLINE at www.morrellsfurniture.com
Color TV 19" $40 La-Z-Boy recliner $40 *
full size bed $50 large dresser, solid wood
$75 old wood stove (ornamental)- $60 *
gas weed-eater $40 0 old magazines Aero
Digest 1945-1953 over 50 $95 0 335-5326
* Entertainment center/bookcase, solid
wood, light oak, $150. 0 End tables, Broyhill,
oak. $75/pr. 0 Rocker, solid oak, $175. 0
All in excellent condition. 352-359-2541 1-
Lavender re-upholstered w/black vinyl + 2
barstools + 2 black, armed high chairs. BEST
OFFER. 376-9725 1-29-3-6
2 Stieffel table lamps, brass; 2 large table
lamps, pink stone; 2 blue swivel rockers;
1 lithograph, Cuban; 1 lithograph, Arizona
scene; prices are negotiable. 376-6998,
CASH PAID For Laptops
Power Supplies & Drives.
Joel www.pcrecycle.biz 4-25-72-7
SA+ computer Peehk
Computer Help! Now!
a l| Computers
Computer Help FastA+ Computer Geek
House/Dorm 59 min response. No waiting/
unplugging/hassels. $30 Gator discount w/
ID. Certified MCSE Technicians. 333-8404.
- Computer/laptop repair
- Virus, spyware, hardware
- Fix it for $44
- Home/dorm 352-219-2980 4-25-72-7
COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS
We buy computers and laptops
Working and Non-working
378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street
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
DATA RECOVERY & Forensic Analysis
Professional, Reliable Work
Law Enforcement Officer
BS Degree, A+ Certified Technician
DataTriangle.com, 352-231-3300 5-15-73-7
In the market for a new set of wheels.or just
looking to add a second to that collection?
Want personalized handlebars or a fitted
seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds
NEW & USED BIKES FOR SALE
WE REPAIR ALL BRANDS
Best Prices in Town*
SPIN CYCLE 373-3355
424 W UNIV AVE (DOWNTOWN)
M For Sale
Private, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF.
Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-538-
2181. Can leave mssg. 4-25-72-10
Books by Bob Brackin
Visit my website
UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS
bikes, computers, printers, vehicles and
more. All individuals interested in bidding
go to: http://fa.ufl.edu/am/surplus/onlinel
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
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. 1-26-1-10
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! 1-26-1-10
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy Direct and
Save! Full Body units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305 www.np.etstan.com. 1-26-
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007 N ALLIGATOR, 15
l1 For Sale
The New Kayak Pool/Demo Homesites
Wanted Early Bird Special! Save Now Supply
Limited 2006 prices$. Finest above ground
pool available. FREE ESTIMATE, Financing
- (866)348-7500. www.KayakPoolsFlorida.co
** SCOOTERS **
RPM MOTORCYCLES INC
SALES, SERVICE, PARTS
Many Brands Available 518 SE 2nd St.
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
*****New Scooters 4 Less*****
Providing excellent service and
new scooters at great prices!
1901 NW 67th Place, 336-1271
NEW website www.NS4L.com
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. lyr Warranties. We also service
ALL brands of scooters. Pickup Available.
Low Labor Rates. Free estimates. 376-6275
j WI[Motorcycles, Mopeds]
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
534 SW4th Ave. Largest Selection of
E-bikes, Scooters, Accessories and More!!
Best Prices and Customer Service!!
00000000 CASH PAID 00000*00
For MOTORCYCLES OR SCOOTERS
Newer or Older 0 Running or Not
Fast & Convenient Free Pick Up
Call today 352-441-0442
1996 YAMAHA SECA II 600cc
Red sport bike. Runs well. $2150. Contact
April at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-586-
'05 Yamaha Zuma Scooter
Excellent Condition. Practically .Brand New.
Asking $1700 OBO. 352-745-2409 2-8-
*FAST CASH PAID FOR ANY CAR*
*Running or not!*
*NEED HONDA, TOYOTA, PICKUPS
OQver 10 yr svc to UF students
*Call Don @ 215-7987 4-25-72-12
CARS -CARS Buy*SellOTrade
Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes
Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars
3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com
CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150
OVER 50 IMPORTS UNDER $10,000
SELECT MOTOR CAR
THE YELLOW BUILDING
2715 N MAIN 377-1616
$500! POLICE IMPOUNDS!
HONDAS, CHEVYS, TOYOTAS, ETC.
For listings 800-366-9813 ext 4622
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N Main St.
Buy Here, Pay Here 4-25-72-12
Sunrise Auto Sales
3630 N. Main St.
No credit check
Bring W-2s and Drive home today. 4-25-
Sunrise Auto Sales
$2000 off all financed vehicles
Wide selection of vehicles 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
2306 NE Waldo Rd
Buy Here, Pay Here
No credit check 4-25-72-12
Sun City Auto Sales
Bring W-2s & drive home today
Wide selection of vehicles
$2000 off all financed vehicles 4-25-72-12
JUNK CARS HAULED AWAY!
*00 FREE FREE FREE* FREESO0
MUST HAVE TITLE! METRO GNV ONLY!
CALL DON 215-7987 4-25-72-12
Used Cars Sale & trade
See our inventory!
CARS FROM $29/MO!
Hondas Chevys Jeeps and more!
$0 Down, 36 Months @ 8.5% apr.
For listings call 800-366-9813 ext 9765
2000 ACURA INTEGRA
60k mi service done. $9250. Call 352-262-
95 TOYOTA COROLLA DX
PRIVATE OWNER, cold AC/Heat, pwr
window/locks, CD, alloy wheels, rear spoiler,
tinted windows, no accidents/non-smoker.
115k miles. Cold AC, all power, ABS, sun
roof, leather int, 4 new tires, new rear brakes.
Asking $5000/OBO. Contact Yaser @ 352-
283-2187 Iv mssg. 1-29-5-12
05 TOYOTA COROLLA LE
AC/Heat, Power Door -Locks/Steering/
Windows, Tilt Wheel, Auto trans, Cruise
Control, Multi CD, radio, great condition,
8600 miles. $13,500. Call Che 319-621-5848
1989 ACURA LEGEND LS 4dr sedan, silver,
auto, great condition, 116k, ac, single family
owned, service records, $1900. Call 335-
0281 eve or leave message. 1-31-5-12
$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. 1-26-1-12
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
Transport patients to/from treatments
Must have valid driver's license,
safe driving record & attend training session.
Call 352-376-6866 ext 114 for more info.
On going volunteer needed: Blind lady need
trans on Sundays only to Mass @ Queen
of Peace Catholic Church or St. Augustine
Catholic Church. For more info. call 219-
6948 I live in the Tower Rd. area 2-2-60-13
Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings
ETC Top-Cash $$$ or Trade *
OZZIE'S FINE JEWELRY 373-9243. 8-15-
V* bp t 4e h ap
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
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-
Buying jewelry, gold, diamondspetc.
Top dollar paid. 727-560-6081
LAW STUDENT VOLUNTEER
To assist inmate pro-se w/divorce. Expenses
paid. 1-845-947-2384. Write to David
Sussman, JO6481, Charlotte C.I. Oil Well
Rd. Punta Gorda, FL 33955 2-24-1-13
WANTED: 10 HOMES To Show Off Our
New Lifetime Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies. (800)961-8547.
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Mortgage lender has immediate openings for
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34th St. Ste 206 (2nd fir above credit union)
TUTORS NEEDED for lonl tutoring at-
risk elem students. 1-4 afternoons/wk.
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Work Study work permit req'd. Volunteers
welcome. 352-384-1155 firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-
EDUCATIONAL RETAIL STORE
Lookingfor PT help, flexible hours, will work
around your class schedule. Please bring
resume to: 2020 NW 6th St. 1-31-17-14
I .e Help Wanted
University of Florida
Survey Research Center
408 W University Ave. suite 106
Apply Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
392-2908 ext. 105
$7.50/hr + BONUS + Paid Training
$8.00 SpanishlEnglish bilingual speakers
Telephone Interviewing NO SALES
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Benefits include FREE meals. 1-26-14-14
Perfect PT Job. Evening Sales Reps. $7-
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Also seeking experienced B2B salesper-
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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
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preferred. Phone skills, customer service,
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Sales/Leasing Specialist Part-time and Full-
time professional sales positions in local
management co. Fax resume, cover letter
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Attn Smokers! Earn at least $7/hr Smokers
needed to participate in a study on decision-
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Family medicine Dr. in solo practice seeks FT
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or 386-916-4442 email email@example.com
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Tired of sitting around with out it? Sit here &
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with a FLEXIBLE schedule. Apply at 105
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RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALIST
* Year round hourly work
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Seeking a responsible individual who is orga-
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Background check required. EOE/DFWP 2-
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Catering/Driver positions available with
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Earn cash to pay off those holiday bills.
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Bright, enthusiastic, industrious workers
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Stop by for an application @ 1510 NW 13th
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives!
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EXPERIENCED TIRE TECHNICIAN
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400+ Counselor/Instructor Jobs!
3 Coed Summer Camps in PA.
Travel Paid. Top Salary.
Cool Nights & Warm Days!
Seeking motivated dependable
LPNs, CNAs, HHAs also seeking office man-
ager with staffing and medical experience.
National Call Center is looking for customer
service representatives all shifts available
30 cwpm, great people skills. Must-apply
within 1830 NE 2nd St hours of 9am 4pm.
FLOWER SHOP HELPERS
Needed. Seasonal. apply in person 635 NW
13th St. Suite C. 2-2-10-14
Reitz Union Audio Visual Services is NOW
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ment for guest speakers, banquets, concerts,
fashion show and other events taking place
in the Reitz Union. Previous technical experi-
ence is encouraged, but not required for
employment. Our employees have the op-
portunity to gain excellent customer service
and problem-solving skills, as well as lead-
ership experience by taking on managerial
positions. Please fill out an online application
available at http://www.union.ufl.edu/jobs/
LA FIESTA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Hiring hostesses, wait staff, -PT/FT cooks,
dishwashers, all positions open. By Oaks
Mall. No phone calls. Apply in person 7038
NW 10th Place between 2 & 5pm everyday.
Dependable non-smoking female babysitter
3 days/wk (Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs) at
least thru May 24th. Reliable trans to pick up
3 boys from school and keep in my Newberry
home. Hours 12:30-5:30. 258-9216 Iv mssg
PT YARDWORK, $9/HR
Experience w/equipment preferred.
Call Sebastian @ 352-591-3000 2-5-10-14
to teach ages 4-12 fun science
PT, 4-15h/wk, $9/hr, flex 12-5pm, depend-
able a must. 333-0108 apply online
Knowledge of Adobe a must!-
Reliable & Creative
Contact Kaycee at 332-0555
fax resume to 379-8225 2-5-10-14
Manager Trainee for Funworks
management & marketing skills needed
dependable & able to work flexible hours
.part-time evenings & weekends
Contact Dave 332-0555 2-5-10-14
Research assistants needed for finalization
of revolutionary contract bridge bidding sys-
tem. The First Bridge University (TFBU.com)
is the 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit organization
sponsoring the research.
Stipends and travel expenses are part of
compensation for qualifying applicants.
Must be mathematically inclined and have
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For further information and to set up inter-
view, call Rick Strattan at 386-454-0887 ext.
22. Ask for TFBU Division 2-6-10-14
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Available from Commercial News Providers"
OFFICE HELP PT 15hrs/wk, $6.75/hr. Flex
around class.period. No exp, but typing, in-
ternet & general computer knowledge neces-
sary. Indicate 1-class standing & 2-why you
need the job. Fax 375-4591 1-29-5-14
PROJECT MANAGER TRAINEE
for blind manufacturer & installation co.
Construction exp helpful 352-339-4600 2-
ASSISTANT WEBMASTER NEEDED
PT or FT. Flexible hours and great pay. Need
help maintaining and updating existing web-
sites. Call Chris at 352-246-1447 2-1-7-14
Teacher/Subsititue for MS Reading mostly
ESE. Availalbe Feb 1st. Einstein Charter
School 335-4321 x 6; 5930 SW Archer Rd.
Now hiring for line cooks, dishwashers, and
servers. Apply in person. 3501 SW 2nd Ave.
Java programmers with mySQL and SSL
exp needed (FT pos) Pay commensurate
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Come have Summer Fun!
Florida Elks Youth Camp
7 weeks $2100
June 4 July 21, 2007
www.flelks.org or 1-800-523-1673 ext 251
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is look-
ing for energetic people to help maintain the
community blood supply! Representatives
will be responsible for contacting exist-
ing LifeSouth blood donors by phone and
scheduling appointments. The hourly rate is
minimum wage with a monthly incentive.that
could increase your earning potential up to
9.00 per hour. All applicants must be avail-
able to work evening and weekend hours.
Please complete an application at LifeSouth
Community Blood Centers, 4039 Newberry
Road, or call 224-1740. Background check
required. EOE/DFWP. 2-6-10-14
Attention Degree Holders:
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Earn $2500 + monthly and more to type
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Trustworthy person to pickup 9 & 12 yo from
bus & help w/homework. Tu Th 3:30-6:30.
Ref, reliable car, exp req. $12/hr. Resumes to
ABOVE GROUND POOL INSTALLERS
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Just Works, Inc. 352-598-7198 1-31-5-14
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Homework coach for 13-yr-old girl 2-3 days/
week, flexible late afternoon hours. Help with
middle school academics and organizational
skills, some driving. Must have own trans-
portation, good driving record, references.
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for someone who loves kids. 335-7529 1-
Flexible hours. Must know infant CPR, de-
pendable. Call 264-1245 1-31-5-14
GREAT Opportunity for Student! Landscape
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Please call 386-418-0431 1-31-5-14
PART TIME FILE CLERK FOR LAW
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ter or resume to 352-380-0378 or by email to
CHILDCARE 3rd & 4th Thursday evenings
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References required. 328-4829 1-29-2-14
Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax liens, and
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Post Office Now Hiring. Avg. Pay $20/hour
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IMPORT AUTO REPAIR.BMW, Mercedes,
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Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility
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Search tutors for all UF & Santa Fe courses!
Exam reviews, problem solving sessions.
get the help you need! 2-5-20-15
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HORSE BOARDING 1st Class facility.
Hunter ring w/rubber footing, cross-coun-
try course. Horses fed 3xlday. Prices:
$275-$400/mo. HunterlJumper lessons
avail. 20 min from UF. 359-4149 for info.
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You made the resolution, now find out how
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Most Smokers Want to Quit!
Help is available. Find out about free
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No..1 Gators face rested
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Auburn at 5 p.m. Saturday, especial-
ly with the turnaround the Gators
are going to have to pull off.
After playing at Mississippi State
on Wednesday night, the Gators
arrived in Gainesville at about 2:
30 a.m. on Thursday, only to face a
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The Tigers, meanwhile
Basketball week an
No. 12 Alabama on Tuesda
Auburn (13-8, 3-3 SEC)
Tigers in road test
lining of SEC West as the only team with a
conference record of .500 or higher.
ile, have "Auburn physically, mentally,
of their emotionally is probably sitting in
ee, with a real good situation right now
then-No. because they played Tuesday at
essee last home," Donovan said. "They had
d a 81-57 probably yesterday off to rest, and
ng of now they have two solid days as a
y. fresh, rested basketball team to pre-
leads the pare for us."
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guard who played his high school ball with Tim Tebow, de-
committed from Southern Cal, switching to the Gators.
Stop and think about that one for a second.
USC had been the dominant program of the decade, scor-
ing two national titles, a berth in a third national title game,
three Heisman Trophy winners and some of the flashiest play
in the country'in the flashiest place in the country.
That the Gators can now take players away from the
Trojans speaks volumes about where this program is and
where Meyer is taking it.
Now, granted, you can say that Wilson's decision may
have been motivated by a desire to remain close to home, but
it may be more about the environment that Meyer and his
coaching staff have created, with players interacting with the
coaches' families and thereby making themselves a family.
Apparently that isn't all that common, as Percy Harvin
told me way back in August.
"I feel like (the coaches) love their players, and that was
the difference from every other (school)," Harvin said at the
time. "I could have gone to USC with a great offense, but I re-
ally felt like these coaches cared about me."
So now Meyer has combined his familial atmosphere with
elite players and a winning attitude.
The place that everyone wants to be?
Meyer has made Gainesville that place, and it doesn't look
like that's going to change any time soon.
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No. 1 Gators to face No. 2 Georgia
By RACHEL ROBINS
It won't be a cocktail party, but
No. 1 against No. 2 will have to do.
UF's top-ranked gymnastics team
(7-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference)
will face defending national cham-
pion No. 2 Georgia (6-0, 2-0 SEC)
Saturday in Athens, Ga.
The Gators are coming off an
emotional come-from-behind win
After sloppy routines on vault,
uneven bars and balance beam, the
Gators stole the show on the floor
and posted scores of 9 and higher to
defeat the Crimson Tide at home.
"We definitely know that we can
not perform the way we did against
Alabama here at the University of
Georgia this weekend and expect to
come away with a win," UF coach
Rhonda Faehn said. "So, we have
to go in there and compete aggres-
sively and start out strong."
Last year, Georgia defeated UF
197.025 to 196.6 at the O'Connell
The Gators only managed two
individual wins in that dual meet.
Tiffany Murry scored a 9.9 to
share first place with Tiffany Tolnay
and Courtney Kupets of Georgia on
Corey Hartung won the floor
with a 9.9.
Murry will most likely not com-
pete in the vault against Georgia this
week as she is still recovering from
three surgeries performed during
Faehn said Murry is about three
weeks away from vaulting.
"(This year) I think we are
going to be really pumped up
for it. I think we are going to
go out and prove ourselves."
Last week, she performed an
exhibition on uneven bars against
UF's lineup will be tweaked with
the arrival of freshman Amanda
Castillo and the return of redshirt
freshman Melanie Sinclair.
As history indicates, freshmen
can impact the outcome of this ri-
Two years ago, the Gators
shocked the Bulldogs in their arena
with a victory.
Ashley Reed, a freshman at the
time, earned a 9.9 to claim the un-
even bars title.
It is still a moment ingrained in
"It was the first time we had beat-
en them in their home since 1983,"
said Reed, now a junior. "I remem-
ber that really clear because that was
a fun meet. (This year) I think we are
going to be really pumped up for it.
I think we are going to go out and
Carrying the No. 1 ranking might
bring out hostility from the people
"Our heading into Georgia this
weekend being ranked number one,
I'm sure that's .going to increase
their attendance and the environ-
ment that's going to happen there
- without a doubt," Faehn said
with a smirk.
Georgia announced Thursday it
has sold out the meet for the non-
The Bulldogs have two recogniz-
able names in U.S. gymnastics on
Kupets, a sophomore, and
Courtney McCool, a freshman, were
on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team that
took silver in Athens, Greece.
Kupets added a bronze on the
uneven bars during individual ap-
Despite the enticing matchup of
the defending champions against
the top-ranked hungry contenders,
Faehn wants to make one thing
"It's a dual competition," she
said. "It's not the national champi-
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Junior Ashley Reed performs on the balance beam during
the Gators' victory against Oregon State at their first home
meet on Jan. 12. She scored a 9.875.
Finale looms for seniors
By DAVID CHAUNCEY
Preparation has been a key throughout
the indoor season for the UF track and
field teams. With plenty of injuries for
the Gators, the coaching staff has found
a challenge in filling the lineup week to
week, and this weekend provides an-
other opportunity for adjustment.
In their last home meet of the in-
door season, the men's and women's
teams will participate in the Diet Pepsi
Invitational at the O'Connell Center on
"You would like to have everyone
going, but sometimes you just get some
unlucky breaks and just stuff you can't
do anything about," UF women's coach
Tom Jones said.
The women have taken the brunt of
Junior sprinter and four-time All-
American Natalie Knight has dealt with
nagging injuries throughout the indoor
Likewise, junior All-American
Dominique McLeggan, a 200- and 400-
meter runner, has fought through a bone
chip in her hip.
The injury has painfully affected her
hamstring and hampered her ability to
Another huge hit to the women's
squad was the loss of sophomore 800-
meter runner Shannon Leinert for the
Leinert has a stress fracture and will
redshirt for the indoor season.
"We really just want to get everyone
healthy for outdoor season at this point,"
Jones said. "But we have really just taken
some hits so far that are hard to cone
The team has per-
severed through its in-
juries as other athletes
have stepped up.
"The team compet-
ed well at (the Indiana
Classic), but the main
thing for us is that we
Jones keep improving with
each meet," UF associ-
ate head coach Steve Lemke said. "That is
what we have to keep doing throughout
the indoor season."
The men have been a little more fortu-
nate as the season has progressed.
"We really haven't seen as many
injuries knock on wood as maybe
in other years," Coach Mike Holloway
But the Gators did overcome the loss
of sophomore Willie Perry to injury to
provisionally qualify for the 4x400-meter
relay, an event Perry usually competes in.
Nonetheless, Holloway believes his team
can still get better.
"We're going to be back (at Kentucky)
in five weeks competing in the best con-
ference meet in the country," he said.
"And we've got to improve between now
UF women sweep Stetsop
.ALEXANDER PUSHED THROUGH
FOR HER FIRST WIN.
By PHIL KEGLER
The UF women's tennis team got their
first taste of competition Thursday night
The players worked through their first-
game jitters to win the season-opening
The Gators (1-0) did not lose a match,
but the Hatters (1-1) made the Gators work
for a couple victories.
Freshman Megan Alexander, playing at
the No. 2 singles position in her dual-match
debut, was pushed hard in her 6-4, 6-2 vic-
tory against Stetson's Breanna Atkinson.
Hindered by unforced errors early,
Alexander had her serve broken four times
in the match and fell behind quickly in
Leading 5-4 in the first set, with
Atkinson serving, Alexander once again
dug herself into a 40-love deficit.
She fought back to break Atkinson's
serve and take the first set 6-4.
The second set wasn't a breeze either.
In the opening game, she had her serve
She responded by breaking back and
went on to cruise to the straight set victory.
"The players that win are the ones that,
deep down, can compete," Alexander said.
"I got to practice that. That will definitely,
in the long run, help me more then any-
Two other Gators also made successful'
dual-season debuts. Csilla Borsanyi won
her match 6-0, 6-3 at the No. 4 singles posi-
tion against Anna Leonenko.
Anastasia Revzina clinched the match
for the Gators with her 6-2, 6-0 victory
against Catherine Canady in the No. 5 sin-
The returning Gators showed their
Both Nina Suvak and Diana Srebrovic
embarrassed their opponents.
"Well, considering we both had a 6-0,
6-0 victory, I don't think we can feel bad,"
said Srebrovic, UF's No. 1 singles player. "I
feel like I played really well. Nina was off
the court in half an hour, so I'm sure she
played really well too."
Whitney Benik defeated
Katherine Nowicki 6-3, 6-1
in the No. 3 slot.
Inn doubles competition,
Tenn the No. 1 tandem of Benik
and Suvak led the way
and clinched the doubles point with their
8-0 victory against Virginia Galbarini and
The No. 2 doubles pair, Alexander and
Srebrovic, wrapped up its match in only 37
minutes, defeating Leonenko and Canady
Borsanyi and Lolita Frangulyan faced
the toughest doubles test, but put Stets.n's
Nowicki and Samantha Lange away 8-3 in
the No. 3 position.
Coach Roland Thorqvist was pleased
with his team's performance.
"I thought we looked pretty good,"
Thomqvist said. "I liked the way we com-
peted together. They really had a good con-
nection out there."
Added Suvak: "It was just great to be
out there again. We did a good job as a
team, as well as all the individuals. It was a
good day for the Gators."
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007
Powell shines in limited playing time
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Kim Klement/ Alligator
Northwood on Nov. 2. UF won 70-41.
Northwood on Nov. 2. UF won 70-41.
0 THE FRESHMAN
GUARD IS FINDING HIS
ROLE OFF THE BENCH.
By JENNA MARINA
Alligator Staff Writer
If things start to get ugly
when the No. 1 UF basketball
team travels to Auburn on
Saturday, freshman guard
Brandon Powell may unleash
his pet on the Tigers.
Powell is the proud owner
of a 2-foot baby python, Jake
- named after the former
professional wrestler Jake "the
"When I'm not on the court
and I'm not in the classroom,
I have something to do'at my
dorm," Powell said.
Powell is also a dog lover,
but since dogs are not allowed
in the dorms, the freshman
opted for the snake instead.
That's bad news for his
roommate, center Marreese
Speights, who is afraid of Jake
- and he's not the only one.
"I don't like snakes, so I'm
kind of glad I don't share a
room with him," freshman Dan
Powell has played sparingly
since the start of the season, and
he admitted that figuring out
his role on a team of superstars
"I didn't know where to
start," Powell said. "Should
I look at more film? Should I
go shoot more shots? Should I
Since the start of conference
play, the freshman has only av-
eraged 4.3 minutes per game.
But in those minutes, he has
come off the bench to give the
Gators a boost, especially on
Against South Carolina,
Powell smothered Tre' Kelley
when players like Corey
Brewer, Lee Humphrey and
Taurean Green couldn't contain
Against Mississippi State,
the guard had an impressive
blocked shot when Barry
Stewart was left wide open
under the basket.
"I put him (Thursday)
night in a very bad situation,"
UF coach Billy Donovan said.
"Here's a freshman who
doesn't get in the whole entire
first half, probably sitting on the
bench wondering if he's get-
ting in or not, and I throw him
in there and say, 'Go.' He had
a heck of a blocked shot and
played good defense. ... Those
types of things help a player
After months of trying to
figure out where he fit into UF's
system, Powell accepts his new
role on the team.
"When I went home over
the break, I had a chance to just
relax my mind and think about
what I got to do," said Powell, a
native of Memphis, Tenn., "and-
I came back with I think a stron-
UF (18-2, 5-0 Southeastern
Conference) is going to need
to borrow some of that out-
look when the Gators take on
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That collective groan you just
heard didn't come from Ohio State
fans thinking that UF just, scored
Although God knows how many
points the Gators could have scored in
that game if Urban Meyer didn't call
off the dogs.
No, that groan came from coaches
around the Southeastern Conference
getting word that
Meyer is getting
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Dan Treat Meyer de-
Da t dared that his
Dan in Motion ultimate inten-
email@example.com tion is to make
UF the place
wants to be, and after little more than
two years on the job, it certainly seems
like he has.
One after another, the finest play-
ers from around the nation are choos-
ing to make Gainesville their football
home, and as of right now, the Gators
will pull in the top class in the nation
according to both major recruiting
What that spells for the rest of the
SEC and possibly the rest of the nation
is this: With the coaching now fully
caught up to the recruiting at UF, it is
going to be extraordinarily difficult to
stop the runaway train of momentum
that Meyer has been able to build
coming off the national title.
While that certainly has been a
boost for the Gators, Meyer already
had a bulk of the incoming class com-
mitted before Christmas.
Nine players, including stud quar-
terback Cameron Newton and Aaron
Hernandez, the nation's top prep tight
end, attended class the day that UF
Meyer was also able to convince six
members of Florida's top high school
team, Lakeland, to pledge their alle-
giance to the Gators, and he's working
on getting a seventh.
Perhaps the most seismic shift,
literally and figuratively, came when
James Wilson, a mammoth offensive
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EThe UF women's tennis team has two home
matches this weekend and the Gators swim teams
also host two meets. For that and a preview of the
Sante Fe baseball season, which begins with a
doubleheader Saturday, check out the Web site.
E Defensive end Justin Trattou verbally
switched his commitment from Notre
Dame to UF on Thursday, according to
multiple recruiting Web sites. Trattou has
been rated a four- to five-star prospect.
Today's question: Who is the most valuable Percent (Votes)
freshman on the UF men's basketball team? "LSU 29% (39)
Kentucky 24% (32)
Alabama 19% (25)
Thursday's question: Which is the second-best Ten 1% (24)
men's basketball team in the SEC? (see right Georgia 11% (15)
for results) 135TOTAL VOTES.